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Jerry Wayne Horner
Jul 2, 1950 - Jun 24, 2007
 
Jerry Horner - 06/25/07

Jerry Horner, 56, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2007 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Wayne Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Blackhills Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Eric Murphey, Brett Murphey, Matt Murphey, Justin Gaines, Nathan Gaines, David Williamson, Layton Williamson and Clint McHenry.

Mr. Horner was born July 2, 1950 in Corsicana.

Survivors include wife Wanda Horner; son and daughter-in-law Lance and Tracie Horner of Pursley; daughter and son-in-law Laura and Mike Bruyere of Blooming Grove; mother Margie Chandler of Rice; sisters Debbie and Perry Williamson, Dianne and Tom Marusak, and Brenda Castillo of Rice, Linda Chandler of Navarro, and Kathy Fleming of Purdon; and seven grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Edith Carl (Beaty) Bogart
Dec 21, 1924 - Jun 23, 2007

Edith Carl Beaty Bogart

With loving family by her side, Edith went home to her Heavenly Father on Saturday, June 23, 2007. She was born on Dec. 21, 1924 in Dallas.

Edith was a loving wife, a wonderful mother and a model of grandmotherly devotion. She was admired by all her family, her life was an example to all who knew and loved her, and exemplified the type of love our Lord intended. Her children rise up and call her blessed; and her husband praises her.

Edith and Walter were constant companions since childhood and were rarely apart. They enjoyed 63 wonderful years of marriage while working, playing and building a family together.

She is survived by her husband, Walter Lee Bogart, her daughter, Vivian Isbell and husband Robert, granddaughters, Christie Mayer and husband Alan, Allison Rash and husband Todd, grandson, Steven Isbell and wife Amanda, great-grandson, Caide Southard, great-granddaughters, Katelyn Rash, Sydney Rash and Caris Mayer. Sister-in-laws, Pearl Beaty and Effie Peters and other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Annie Beaty, stepmother, Mary Padgett, sister, Jean Souther and brother, Calvin Dennis Beaty.

Edith graduated from Dallas Crozier Tech and retired from LTV Corporation.

Pallbearers will be Caide Southard, Steven Isbell, Alan Mayer, Todd Rash, Bobby Grantham, David Brundige, Jim Mullins and Gene Hathorn.

Visitation will be held today, June 25, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at 2 p.m., at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Max Rash and the Rev. Chris Moody officiating. Graveside serves will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. John Updegrove, Dr. Deepak Patel, Dr. Shawkat Shafik and the staff at Fresenius Dialysis Center for the wonderful care and kindness shown to Edith.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Faye Allene (Woods) Coker
Nov 8, 1926 - Jun 22, 2007

Faye Allene Coker

Faye Allene Coker, 80, of Corsicana passed away Friday, June 22, 2007 at Heritage Oaks West.

Visitation will be today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services were 11 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Grimes, Leslie Grimes, Jackie Coker, Mike Jordan, Dale Jordan and Richie Holloway.

Mrs. Coker was born Nov. 8, 1926 in Ennis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Coker, grandson Grant Russell, brother Vidal Woods, sisters Dee Pike and Ollene Armstrong, mother Cecil Woods and father Clif Woods.

Survivors include daughters Linda and Kenneth Currington of Levelland and Carolyn and Johnny Russell of Corsicana; grandchildren Alan and Julie Collier, Stacie and Brian Warrner, Traci and Terry Neal, Leigh and Lonnie Lewis and Dustin Russell; nine great-grandchildren; and sisters Nanette and David Bray of Corsicana, and Dianne Massey of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Damon Laton DeMoss
May 30, 1938 - Jun 23, 2007

Damon Laton DeMoss

Damon Laton DeMoss, 69, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, June 23, 2007 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Brother Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Donald DeMoss, Joey DeMoss, Stan DeMoss, Steve DeMoss, Phil DeMoss and Jackie Coker.

Mr. DeMoss was born May 30, 1938 in Eureka. He was married 51 years to his best friend, Ann. He retired and worked part-time at P&S Pharmacy. When not working he could be found crappie fishing, catfishing, hunting and at Mildred softball games, which he loved. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was loved by everyone who knew him. He was one in a million.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Evie DeMoss, brothers Jack and Buck DeMoss, and his sister, Bonnie Douglas.

Survivors include his wife, Ann; son Randy DeMoss of Euless; daughters Debbie and her husband Mackey Shofner of Corsicana, and Donna King of Palestine; brother Lawrence DeMoss and his wife Doris; sister-in-law Catherine DeMoss of Corsicana; brother-in-law Robert and Sheila Betterton of Ben Wheeler; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends; and his best pal, Stretch.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jayne Joyce Baker-Saetre
Nov 11, 1922 - Jun 21, 2007

Jayne Joyce Baker-Saetre

Jayne Joyce Baker-Saetre, 84, passed away Thursday night, June 21, 2007, at Baylor Medical Center in Waxahachie. She was born Nov. 11, 1922, in Ponca City, Okla., to Joseph and Mabelle Claire (Watson) Donahue. Mrs. Saetre was retired from the State of New Mexico as personnel director. She had lived in Waxahachie since 1998, moving from Los Lunas, N.M. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Waxahachie, The Century Club and Widows Club.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Vincent Baker Jr.; second husband, Oywind Saetre Jr.; and a sister.

Survivors include her daughters, Dani Muckleroy of Ovilla and Paula Sears and husband Gary of Dawson; grandchildren, Anne Rickabaugh, Mark Rickabaugh and wife Angela, Linea McPherson-Larson and husband Dave, Annjennette Tucker and husband Brian, Michelle Sears, Becca Murray and husband Ricky; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. The family has requested no flowers, please.

No services are planned.

Arrangements by Wayne Boze Funeral Home, Waxahachie

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Willie Ray Sims
Jan 10, 1944 - Jun 22, 2007

Willie Ray Sims
Willie Ray Sims of Corsicana passed away at the Twilight Nursing Home on June 22, 2007 at the age of 63. He was born in Curry, Texas on Jan. 10, 1944. He was a lifelong member of Unity Baptist Church. He is survived by his brother Clarence David Sims of Dallas, brother Robert Sims of Hurst, brother-in-law Lavon Hull of Angus, and his beloved companion Jane Adams of Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Eula Sims, sister Christy Jo Hull and brothers Rufus and Johnny Sims.

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

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
 

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Edward Hughes
Jun 1, 1948 - Jun 22, 2007

Edward Hughes

Edward Hughes passed away on Friday, June 22, 2007, at the V.A. Hospital in Temple after a short illness. Eddie as he was known by the family, Tex or Cowboy to his friends, was born on June 1, 1948, in Dallas to Thomas F. and Margaret Regina Hughes. He was the 15th of 16 children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Susan, three brothers and two sisters.

Eddie was employed by the City of Corsicana Parks Department for the past four years.

He is survived by his daughter, Regina; sons, Chuck and Nicholas of Spartanburg, S.C., Chris of Cave Junction, Ore., and Timmy of Abilene; granddaughters, Kiah Kershaw and Kiernan Kershaw of Spartanburg, S.C.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Nancy Hughes of Graham, Joe and Barbara Hughes of Cherry Hill, N.J.; Mike and Barbara Hughes of Bedford, and Johnny and Sandra Hughes and Tim and Jan Hughes, all of Corsicana; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Bill Sorrells of Granbury, Jean and Ted Vickers of Fredricksburg, and Dodie and Donnie Barbee of Abilene; brother-in-law, Sid Foster of Wichita Falls; and sister-in-law, Sharon Hughes of Sheridan.

A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fairway Gardens Cemetery in Van.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Ruth (Woodring) Formby
Jul 28, 1911 - Jun 21, 2007

Mary Ruth (Woodring) Formby

Mary Ruth (Woodring) Formby, 95, a resident of Corsicana for 71 years, the last 11 as a resident of Heritage Oaks, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2007 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

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

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with B.F. Risinger Jr. and Bill Honea officiating.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Mrs. Formby was born July 28, 1911 in Plainview. She was a member of First Baptist Church for more than 70 years. She was a director of the 4- and 5-year-old Sunday School Department for more than 40 years. She sang in the Solid Rocker Choir for many years, along with being active in the Woman’s Missionary Union. Her love of church work led to many mission trips to Haiti, Canada and places throughout the United States. She was a homemaker until her children were grown, and then she worked as a kindergarten teacher at the State Home. She attended Navarro College to further her education. For 14 years, Mrs. Formby worked as a manager of Parkway Marble and Granite Co., selling and designing monuments. The Formby monument design was chosen to go in the “Rock of Ages” memorials, a book done by Norman Rockwell, and was included in his publication. She treasured the certificate of merit from him. For 10 years, she worked as a nurse’s attendant at Navarro County Memorial Hospital, where she fell in love with small babies.

When her children were in school, she served as an officer for many years in PTA. Later, she was president of the City Parent-Teacher Organization. She enjoyed her work as an auxiliary member at Navarro Regional Hospital. Ruth served as president of that auxiliary from 1989-’90. She was a charter member of the Altrusa Club, the group that started the program of Food for Fitness, better known as Meals on Wheels.

Ruth was known for her beautiful art work in china painting and oil painting. She loved to paint and give her paintings away. Many people across the community have beautiful pieces that she painted. She taught china painting for several years. Along with her painting, she was an accomplished musician. She played for years at the church and the local nursing homes. At 95 years of age, she was still playing the piano for the residents where she lived. Before health problems, she loved to travel. Her travels took her to many places all over the world.

Memorials can be made to the Building Fund, First Baptist Church, or Alzheimer’s Association. A special thanks to the Heritage Oaks staff for the wonderful care given and to Pat Watkins, her caregiver for the past year.

She was preceded in death by her parents, C.B. and Ruby Woodring; husband Andrew Franklin Formby in 1973; grandchild Andrew James Formby; great-grandchild, Colton Lee Knauth; sisters Christine Bristow, Doris Sturges and Wanda Westmoreland; and brothers Willard Woodring and Lee Woodring.

Ruth is survived by two sons, Bill Formby and wife Katrine of Austin, and Ed Formby and wife Joanne of Corsicana; daughter Patty Knauth and husband Calvin of Eureka; grandchildren Jim Formby and wife Carol of Bedford, Tim Formby and wife Kim of Steuben, Maine, Donna Hair of Corsicana, Amy Cook and husband Michael of Eureka, and Kurt Knauth and wife Michelle of Eureka; eight great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; brother Wayne Woodring of Dallas; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. ∞

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Michael Zuniga
Mar 20, 1963 - Jun 19, 2007

Michael Zuniga

Michael Zuniga, 44, of Streetman passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2007, in Dallas. He was born March 20, 1963, in Carlsbad, N.M.

He was employed as a contracting officer with General Services Administration with the federal government.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home. Mr. Zuniga will be cremated following the visitation, and a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel with his uncle, Michael Zuniga, officiating.

Mr. Zuniga is survived by his wife, Alma Sosa of Streetman; son, Zachary Zuniga of Streetman; parents, Henry and Anita Zuniga of Roswell, N.M.; and brothers and sister-in-law, Robert and Rose Zuniga of Dallas and Rueben Zuniga of Roswell, N.M.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Grace (Hamilton) Owen
May 13, 1923 - Jun 18, 2007

Grace Owen passed away Monday, June 18, 2007, at Heritage Oaks West Nursing Home. She was born May 13, 1923, in Hubbard. She was a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church in Corsicana. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 3366.

Her funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea and the Rev. Edwin Lipsey officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Carl Arnold, Buck Lipsey, Joe Hamilton Jr., Paul Russell, Kelly Paul and Cameron Paul.

She is survived by her son, Bobby Owen and family friend Amy Adcock of Barry; son and daughter-in-law, Hugh Roland and Sherri Owen of Forreston; granddaughters, Neely Todd, Anna Paul and husband Kelly, Amber Townsend and husband Dan, and Melissa Werner and husband Austin; grandson, Paul Russell; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam T. and Hattie Hamilton; husband, Robert H. Owen; and daughter, Darla Kay Owen.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Linda Joyce (Long) Lalone-Tomlin
Oct 28, 1948 - Jun 17, 2007

Linda Joyce Tomlin passed away Sunday, June 17, 2007, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. She was born Oct. 28, 1948, in Corsicana. She had been employed as a certified nursing assistant at many nursing homes in Corsicana.

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

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Glynn Tomlin of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Chastity and Jon Davis of Gun Barrel City; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Danielle Tomlin of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Mitch Casler of Joshua; daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Manuel De La Cerda of Joshua; sister and brother-in-law, JoAnn and Don LaLone of Plano; stepfather, Wesley Laza of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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James Robert Black
Jul 20, 1917 - Jun 19, 2007

James Robert Black of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at Navarro Regional Hospital at the age of 89. He was born on July 20, 1917, in Murchison to Frank C. and Carrie Mae Black. He was one of nine children. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Myrtle Edwards, brother C.F. Black, and his beloved wife China E. Dubose Black.

He married China Dubose during the Depression years on Dec. 25, 1936, and they were married 69 years. He lived in Roane and worked at the cotton gin for John Bryant. In 1940 he went to work for Mobil Oil (then Magnolia Oil Company) driving a truck for 10 years, then he was a tapping machine operator. His last 10 years he was a station operator in Corsicana Pump Station and retired after 42 years in 1982.

He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was a member of the Solid Rockers choir, a deacon and volunteer at the Family Life Center. He was also a mason.

Mr. Black is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, China and Freddy Drew of Katy; his sisters, Florence Peabody, Thelma Graham and Carrie Powell, all of Corsicana, Doris Hansen of Harlingen, Katie Nowlin of Sulphur Springs and Mary Anderson of Harlingen; sister-in-law, Velma Black of Farmers Branch; and many nephews and nieces.

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

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 22, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Terry Anderson, David Black, Michael Black, Doug Hansen, A.T. Powell and Mark Powell.

The family would like to express their appreciation for the wonderful care of the Health Care and Rehab of Corsicana staff, and the staff at Navarro Regional Hospital, and Dr. William McHenry.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jack Jasper Mack Sr.
abt 1935 - May 15, 2007

Jack Jasper Mack Sr.
Jasper Jack Mack Sr., 72 of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2007. Mr. Mack was born August 24, 1934 in Lancaster, Kentucky. He was a self-employed truck driver. Survivors include his children, Martha Rowen and husband Ray of Salina, Kansas, John I Mack of Salina, Jasper Mack Jr. of Kanopolis, Kansas; brothers, Paul Mack and T.J. Mack, both of North Vernon, Indiana; sisters, Ruby Marple of Denton and Daisy Marie of North Vernon, Indiana; Seven grandchildren; and a great grandchild.


David Earl Hollaway
May 9, 1934 - Jun 24, 2007

David Earl Hollaway

David Earl Hollaway, 73, of Kerens passed away Sunday, June 24, 2007, in Corsicana.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Graceland Mausoleum Chapel at Resthaven Memorial Park, West State Highway 31, Corsicana, with Major Chuck Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Graceland Mausoleum at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Hollaway was born May 9, 1934, in Mesquite.

He was preceded in death by his son, Eddie Dean Hollaway; and parents, Bradford Ray and Pirley Hollaway.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary Hollaway of Kerens; sons and daughter-in-law, David and Roe Hollaway of Rockett and William and May Hollaway of Corsicana; and daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda Love, Zina and Dennis Crecelius, and Tammy and Rodney Harris, all of Italy, Texas, and Sparkie and Donny Gavin of Kerens.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Eva Irene (Hargrave) Talbert
Oct 31, 1931 - Apr 4, 2007

Eva Irene Hargrave Talbert, 75, of Houston, passed away Wednesday at Kindred Hospital in northwest Houston. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, Friday April 6 at Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home in Hearne. Services will begin at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Norwood Cemetery in Hearne.

She was born October 31, 1931, in Corsicana, Texas, and was a retired administrator for the Veteran's Administration. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Debra Lynn Biesert.

She is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Bill & Linda Talbert, of Houston; sister, Juanita Myers, formerly of Hearne; brothers & sister-in-law, Doyle & Ann Hargrave and Buster Hargrave, all of Baytown; 5 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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  • The Bryan-College Station Eagle

Ottie Mae (Lane) Simmons
Mar 8, 1922 - Apr 1, 2007

Ottie Mae Simmons
Ottie Mae Simmons was born March 8, 1922 in Corsicana, Texas to Jessie L. Lane and Ada Bell Lane. She died April 1, 2007 in Texarkana, TX.

She had resided in Texas for 14 years and lived her last 4 years at Pleasant Manor Nursing Center in Ashdown, Arkansas where she was loved and cared for by a wonderful staff.

She was a member of Faithview Baptist Church in Saucier, MS.

Ms. Simmons was preceded in death by her husband Vernon Simmons of Gulfport, MS, two sisters, Mattie Morris and Audie Faye Cruisenturner and one brother J. W. Lane.

She is survived by four children, Robert Pinkston of Bakersfield, CA, Glenda Elliott of Brownsboro, TX, Kathy Peterman of Saucier, MS and Glenn Simmons of Gulfport, MS. Eight grandchildren, Aaron and Emily Pinkston, Scott and Todd Elliott, Brain Matheny, Beth, Joshua and Gentry Peterman; one sister JoAnn Myers; two brothers, Calvin and Robert Lane all from Snyder, TX, and many loved ones and friends.

Visitation was held Tuesday, April 3, 2007 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, Hwy 49N Gulfport. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2007 in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Rodney Smith, Rev. Ernest Elliott and Hubert Simmons will be officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Hills Cemetery in Gulfport, MS.

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  • Published in The Sun Herald from 4/3/2007 - 4/4/2007. (South Mississippi)

Clyde T. Irwin
Nov 6, 1905 - Jan 3, 1989

Clyde T. Irwin
Clyde T. Irwin, 83, of Harker Heights died Jan. 3, 1989 at his residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Ricks Funeral Home Chapel in Teague with the Rev. T. I. Sandlin officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Teague.

He was born Nov. 6, 1905 in Wortham, and was a retired store clerk for the Rock Island Railroad. He was a member of the First Christian Church, had been a resident of Teague for most of his life, and was a member of the Boggy Masonic Lodge of Teague.

Survivors include a son, Forest C. Irwin of Houston; two daughters, Lenora McSpadden of Harker Heights, and Patricia Watson of Wildwood; one sister, Lucille Pringle; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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James E. Owen
Dec 7, 1940 - Jun 29, 2007

Mr. James E. (Eddie) OWEN, age 66, of Corsicana, Texas, died Friday, June 29, 2007, peaceful with his family by his side in Corsicana, Texas.

He is survived by: Daughter & Son-in-law-Debbie & Terry Green, Son & Daughter-in-law-David & Teri Owen, Son & Daughter-in-law-Dayne & Terri Owen, Daughter Cynthia Penney, Son & Daughter-in-law-Daniel & Shana Owen, Daughter Summer McGrath, Daughter Billie Griffin, Son Jordan Conatser, Brother-Joe Wayne Owen, Sister Iva Nell Reamey, 17 Grandchildren, and 7 Great Grandchildren.

Mr. Owen is preceded in death by: Parents Clinton and Alene Owen, Brother Jeff Owen and Brother Cecil Owen.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, July 2, 2007. Funeral service will be at Calvary Worship Center at 2:00 PM Tuesday, July 3, 2007, Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas

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James E. (Eddie) Owen - 07/02/07

James E. (Eddie) Owen, 66, of Corsicana passed away Friday, June 29, 2007 peacefully with his family by his side at his residence.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Worship Center with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Randy Rollins, Mickey Rollins, Doc Owen, Red Howard, Ryan Reamey and Curley Calame.

Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Reamey and Bronny Watson.

Mr. Owen was born Dec. 7, 1940 in Mexia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Arlene Owen and brothers Jeff Owen and Cecil Owen.

Survivors include daughters Debbie Green and husband Terry, Cynthia Penney, Summer McGrath and Billie Griffin; sons David Owen and wife Teri, Dayne Owen and wife Terri, Daniel and Shana Owen, and Jordan Conatser; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother Joe Wayne Owen; sister Iva Nell Reamey; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Alvin Lynn Brunson
Feb 19, 1939 - Jun 26, 2007

Alvin Lynn Brunson - 06/29/07

Alvin Lynn Brunson, born Feb. 19, 1939, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and devoted friend, joined his Heavenly Father, and departed his family on Wednesday, June 26, 2007.

He passed away after his battle with cancer, which he fought with great strength, dignity and exceptional courage. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Addie Lee and Leroy Brunson; brother, Thomas and twin brother Calvin; and special uncle, Thomas Brunson.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Sandra; his children and their spouses, Kim and Dennis Draper and Brandon and Stefanie Brunson; grandchildren, Micah, Cristan and husband Dennis, Tyler, Jaime, Austin and Mason; great-grandchildren, Reagen, Reanna, Brooklyn, Riley and Cash; special second mother, Aunt Mae Brunson; mother-in-law, Ophelia Twomey; in-laws, Carol Harvath, Tommy Twomey, Patsy Brunson and Jeannie Brunson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, his special friends and buddies at Cedar Creek Lake, and his devoted dog Scooter. He was a friend to so many and loved by all who knew him.

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

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Henrietta Woods Hall
Mar 30, 1917 - Jun 22, 2007
Henrietta Woods Hall

Henrietta Woods Hall, 90, of Powell passed away Friday, June 22, 2007, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. today at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell with the Rev. Charles Douglas, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mrs. Hall was born March 30, 1917, in Frankston.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; son, Joseph Hall; daughter, Edrine Smith; and sisters, Windnie Gipson and Pearlie B. Rainey.

Survivors include her husband, Burl Hall Sr. of Powell; sons, Thurman Herman of Chandler, James Hall of Mississippi, Burl Hall Jr. and wife Sherry of DeSoto, and Jerry Hall and wife Thelma of Corsicana; daughter, Katie Bryant of Powell; 38 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and many other family and friends.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Sadie Pauline (Benton) Craig
Oct. 22, 1921 - Jun 26, 2007

Sadie Pauline Craig, 85, of Wortham passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Porter Chapel in Wortham with Pastor Mike Fautt officiating. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brian Anthony Craig, Troy Craig, Ken Allen Craig, Brian Kernell, Glenn Herman, Jeff Russell, Patrick McDade and Joey Cherry.

Mrs. Craig was born Oct. 22, 1921, in Currie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Earl Craig; and parents, Willis and Georgia Benton.

Survivors include her children, Leonard C. Craig and wife Sylvia of Tyler, Kenneth E. Craig and wife Debbie of Wortham, and Lynita Dvorak and husband Jerry of Wortham; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Porter Chapel, Wortham.

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Jerry Wayne VanZuuk II
Nov 28, 1967 - Jun 26, 2007

Jerry Wayne VanZuuk II, 39, of Rice passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at his residence.

Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at New Chatfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chad Grant, Greg Barlow, Steve Henderson, Glenn Loper, Blake Bryant and David Baucon.

Mr. VanZuuk was born Nov. 28, 1967, in Houston to Jerry Wayne VanZuuk I and Geraldine Marusak VanZuuk.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer VanZuuk of Rice; son, Trey; daughter, Hayley; parents, Geri and Dub Green of Hot Springs, Ark.; stepsister, Becky Packer of Red Oak; and in-laws, John and Jenny Matous of Rice.

Memorials may be made to the VanZuuk children, in care of Rice State Bank.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Henry H. Higgins
Jul 13, 1918 - Jun 26, 2007

Henry H. Higgins, 88, of Corsicana passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at Heritage Oaks West Nursing Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Henry was born July 13, 1918, in Flovilla, Ga., to Augustus Loyd Higgins and Annie Funderburk Higgins. He retired from the Post Office maintenance department after 40 years. He was a World War II veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alyne, in October 2004.

Survivors include his children, grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Worsham Pryor
Jan. 11, 1924 - Jun 24, 2007

Worsham Pryor, age 83, left this world on Sunday, June 24, 2007, to join our risen Lord and his beloved wife Odera. His joyful spirit, friendship and love will be missed dearly by those he touched.

Worsham was born to George Elmer and Eula Mae Norwood Pryor on Jan. 11, 1924, in Corsicana. He grew up in Corsicana where he went to high school. He served dutifully in the U.S. Army during World War II and later lived most of his life in Odessa working in the oil and gas service industry.

After retiring, Worsham moved to Austin to be closer to his family. He is survived by his son, Randy Pryor of Austin, and his daughter, Loretta Pryor Bruce of Burleson. He is also survived by his grandsons, Allen and Bryan Pryor, and granddaughters, Shanna Clark and Shealynn Schank, as well as his beloved great-grandchildren, Corbin, Kristen, Sarah, Andrew, Lauren and Rachel.

Services for Worsham will be held at 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Beck Funeral Home, Round Rock/Austin.

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Robert C. Walker
Jun 22, 1906 - Jun 25, 2007

Robert C. Walker - 06/27/07

Robert C. Walker, 101, of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 25, 2007, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Don Bowen officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Jackson, Oliver Jackson, John Jackson, Kit Herrington, Charles Henry Harrison and Robert Harper Jr.

Robert was born June 22, 1906, in Kerens to Pete Walker and Tennie (Jackson) Walker. Robert’s father passed away when he was 2 years old. When he was 12, his mother passed. At this time he went to live with his uncle and aunt, H.R. and Emma Harrison, in Corsicana. Emma and H.R. had two sons, Roy and Preston. Also, his cousin, H. Thomas Adams, lived with the family. Robert considered Roy, Preston and H. Thomas his brothers. Robert graduated from Corsicana High School in 1942; attended Abilene and graduated from Draughons Business College in Dallas, and Navarro College.

In 1921, Robert was baptized at the Church of Christ on 18th Street in Corsicana. This congregation later moved to what was known as Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. The Fifth Avenue congregation relocated to College Hill. After the building burned, he attended services at West Side Church while the building was being rebuilt. That church was renamed Westhill and Robert returned to worship here. He was a faithful member of the Church of Christ for 83 years. Robert married Gertrude Watkins on Feb. 11, 1933, in Corsicana. They have been lifelong residents of Corsicana, with the exception of the years 1942-1943. During this time, Robert was stationed with the U.S. Army in La Jolla, Calif., and served as an ambulance driver. They celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary while they lived in California. Robert owned and operated the Bob Walker Candy Company for many years, retiring in 1982. Robert ranched on land he owned in Powell and Eureka.

Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Walker of Corsicana; his favorite niece, Beverly Watkins of Austin; nephews, Barry Watkins of Austin, Charles Bell of Dallas, Larry Bell of Benton, Ark., Fred Waters of San Antonio and Richard Waters of Austin; brother-in-law, E. Page Watkins and wife Ruth of Corsicana; and a number of cousins.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Gladys Beasley
abt 1918 - May 15, 2007

Gladys Beasley, 89, died Tuesday, May 15, 2007, of congestive heart failure at the Heartland Nursing Home in Austin. Services were held at Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool at 3 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2007.

She was buried in Resthaven Cemetery in Corsicana. Services were under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home, Seven Points.

Born in Montague, Texas, she married R.D. Beasley on Sept. 5, 1936. They were married 63 years, eight months, 10 days when R.D. passed away. She is survived by three children, James Beasley of Dallas, Tobye Burgin-Braun of Evergreen, Colo., and Sandy Fivecoat of Austin; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Beasley started Beasley Real Estate in Cockrell Hill and later in the Cedar Creek Lake area, where she moved with her husband in 1974. She was also a charter member of Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church and past president of the Cedar Creek Lake Women's Club.

Mrs. Beasley lived with a gift of joy that she willingly shared with everyone around her. She prided herself on her family, her marriage, and her involvement with her friends and church. She leaves a legacy of laughter with her family, including water skiing with her grandchildren when she was 65 and riding a scooter with her grandsons when she was 87. All of her family called her when they needed a good joke to tell. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Gladys and R.D. Beasly Music Scholarship Fun at Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church.

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Betty J. (Hill) Warren
Mar 30, 1947 - Jul 7, 2007

Betty J. Warren, 60, of Navarro Mills passed away Saturday, July 7, 2007 at her home surrounded by her family and friends after a courageous and hard fight with cancer. Betty was born in the Irving community on March 30, 1947.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy Murray, Floyd Smith, Bubba Price, Deak Smith, B.J. Miller and P.C. Smith.

She was preceded in death by her father, Pleasant C. Hill; mother, Mary L. Hill; son, James R. Baker; sisters, Elsie Mendoza and Louise Smith; brothers, Charlie Hill and Jimmy Hill.

Survivors include her husband, Lawrence M. Warren Sr.; two sons, Lawrence M. Warren Jr. and wife Sarah of Fairfield, and Tony Warren and wife Tammy of Dawson; daughter, Betty Morgan and husband Matt of Navarro Mills; 13 grandchildren she adored: Jonathan Baker of Mesquite; Amanda and Chris Warren of Fairfield; Toby and Jessie Devries of Fairfield; Katie Warren, Kameron Warren, Troy Trustey, and Courtney Warren of Dawson; Jeffrey Cagle of Navarro Mills; Tyler and Dakota Lewis of Corsicana and Cassie Morgan of Blooming Grove; one great grandchild, Christian Baker; sister, Alice Price and husband Leon of Streetman; brothers, Murrill and wife Maggie Hill of Irving, Buddy and wife Georgia Hill of Teague, Jackie and wife Barbara Hill of Gun Barrel City, Bill and wife Nesa Hill of Arkansas; several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Anna Geneva (Collier) Henderson-Bonner
Feb 4, 1920 - Jul 6, 2007

Anna Geneva Henderson Bonner

Anna Geneva Henderson Bonner was born Feb. 4, 1920, to Virginia and John Collier at Blooming Grove. She left the arms of her loving family to be with the Lord at 8:30 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2007, at her home in Corsicana.

She is survived by three daughters and one son, Betty Spencer and husband John of Fort Worth, Judy Nelson and husband Wayne of Corsicana, Glenda Beller and husband Gary of Houston, and John F. Henderson and wife Susie of Navarro. Her family includes 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews, and two dear sisters-in-law, Charlene Collier and Lillian Rhodes.

She was a faithful member of Northside Baptist Church, where for many years she was involved in the Care Center Ministry. She also prepared meals for Wednesday night suppers and for Meals on Wheels.

As a vibrant, outgoing mother, grandmother, and friend, she was an inspiration to all, and she will be dearly missed by all who loved her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, William L. Henderson; by her second husband of 13 years, Oliver Bonner; and by three grandsons, William Michael Nelson, William Clyde Henderson and William Graham Cunningham. Also preceding her in death were eight sisters and two brothers, Edna Smithen, Emma Sherman, Georgie Duncan, Dora Kagler, Clara McGraw, Mary Kagler, Gladys Mahone, Nannie Ruth Collier, Howard Collier and Tommy Collier.

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

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Northside Baptist Church. Interment will be at Richland Cemetery.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

A special thank you to Dr. Ronald Rodriguez and to her caregiver Margarita Monje and to the staff and nurses of Angels at Home for many dedicated hours of love and attention.

Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church Care Center Ministry, 2800 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

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Lee Wilbur Criddle
Nov 15, 1928 - Jul 2, 2007

Lee Wilbur Criddle, 78, of Corsicana passed away Monday, July 2, 2007, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 1 p.m. today at Eastside Church of Christ, 906 E. 13th Ave., with Brother W.W. Wilmore officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charles Williams, Charles Washington, Cedric Roberts, James Thomas, Gary Jessie and Ira Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mr. Criddle was born Nov. 15, 1928, in Corsicana. He was a faithful member of Eastside Church of Christ and a Sunday school teacher and associate minister. He was an educator for 33 years serving in the Houston ISD as assistant principal. After retiring, he worked as a substitute teacher for Corsicana ISD. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He served as a physical training instructor at Ellington Air Force Base.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Criddle Sr. and Rubie Criddle; two sisters, Tennie Chimeny and Eula Juanic Criddle; and one brother, Willie Criddle.

Survivors include his loving wife, Bettye Criddle; three sons, Lee Criddle Jr. (Eugenia) of Missouri City, and Harvey Criddle and Gregory Criddle, both of Houston; one daughter, Blynthia Scott of Houston; two brothers, Tyrone Criddle and Lee Warren Davis of California; two stepsons, Robert Gerard Reynolds (Felicia) and Byron Reynolds of Corsicana; two special granddaughters, Monica Andrews and Na Tasha Criddle; special great-grandchildren, Kasey Jessie, Cailyn Roberts and Carmieshia Wilson; nine grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; six sisters-in-law, Eula Criddle, Annie Crawford, Tiny Ward, Cherry Jones, Virginia (Leroy) Wilson and Margie (Charles) Williams; special friend, Vernal Jackson; daughter-in-law, Ann Criddle; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Jeanette Ruth (Moore) Bryant
Jul 13, 1924 - Jul 1, 2007

Jeanette Ruth Bryant

Jeanette Ruth Bryant passed away Sunday, July 1, 2007, at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born on July 13, 1924, in Minden to Willie and Eunice Moore. She was a homemaker with many agricultural talents, which she employed on the family farm. She was valedictorian of her graduating class of 1942 at Henderson High School. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove.

She is survived by her son, Mike Bryant of Blooming Grove; and daughter, Kathy Elaine Bryant of Blooming Grove. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, J.T. Bryant; and a brother, Cleburne Alvin Moore.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. today Corley Funeral Chapel with Bryan Connally officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Russell, Steve Foster, Ronald Hollingsworth, Lee Armstrong, Loyd Cowan and Adam Barrett. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Kent Rogers, James Ryno and Todd McGraw.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Verlin Estelle (Williams) Loper
Oct 23, 1919 - Jul 2, 2007

Verlin Estelle Loper

Verlin Estelle Loper, 87, of Corsicana passed away Monday, July 2, 2007, at Navarro Regional Hospital. She went to be with the Lord after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Services are pending with Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, 1617 S. Bay St., Eustis, Fla., with burial to be at Conquest Cemetery in Zellwood, Fla.

Mrs. Loper was born Oct. 23, 1919, in Tifton, Ga., to Jasper Jack Williams and Stella Mae Langford Williams. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her sons, Jack Ashmore of Killeen, Bill Ashmore of Portsmouth, Va., James Ashmore of Zellwood, Fla., John Ashmore of Port Charlotte, Fla., Christopher Ashmore of Zellwood, Fla.; daughters, Louise Combs of Zellwood, Fla., Linda Sunshine of Ocala, Fla., and Elizabeth Lucik of Corsicana; 19 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Local arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Percy Johnson
abt 1909 - Jul 1, 2007

Percy Johnson, 98, of Corsicana passed away July 1, 2007 at Heritage Oaks Nursing Home. Visitation will be noon today at Church of the Living God P.G.T. with Pastor Robert L. Newsome and Bishop Jerry Burley officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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James Oliver Howard
abt 1931 - Jul 5, 2007

James Oliver Howard, 76, of Hubbard passed away Thursday, July 5, 2007, at a Hubbard nursing center. Services will be 10 a.m. today at Wade Funeral Chapel with Delbert Goins officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Marsha Evelyn “Marcie” Littrell
Mar 4, 1939 - Jul 5, 2007

Marsha Evelyn “Marcie” Littrell, 68, of Barry passed away Thursday, July 5, 2007, at her residence. Memorial service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Worship Center with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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MARSHA (MARCIE) EVELYN LITTRELL

Marcie, to those who knew her had just turned 68 years old in March. She made her homeward journey to be the Lord and her loving husband on Thursday, July 5, 2007.
She was born March 4, 1939 in Washington D.C., daughter of Clifford L. and Evelyn Schneider. She graduated from Annapolis High School, Annapolis, Maryland in 1956. Marcie then went to work for the Defense Department in Washington, D.C. While there she worked on the Mercury Space Project. Later, she would move to Dallas to work for Texas Instruments where she met and married Ray Littrell on August 15, 1966. She would later attend Grayson County Junior College where she received Honors in Real Estate. Marcie loved singing as a child and went on to be a gifted writer and gospel singer, she would write and sing in the Assemblies of God Church in Haworth, Oklahoma. Her poetic gifts in writing would make her one of the accomplished writers for the Mockingbird Chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas in the 1980’s. With her many talents, she also was a bookkeeper assisting her husband in the Longhorn Propane business until his health prevented him from continuing and then she was instrumental in the early development of what is now known as the Microsoft Gaming Zone. Even though Marcie was a private person she endeavored in many aspects of her life to give encouragement to all those that knew her.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter. Lee-Edward Sr. and wife Ann Littrell of Corsicana, TX. Vincent Littrell of Corsicana, TX. and Kay and husband Larry Schipper of Berry, TX. 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death buy her loving husband, Ray Littrell, Father and Mother Clifford and Evelyn Schneider, several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins, and both sets of Grandparents.

A Memorial Service will be at Calvary Worship Center at 2:30 PM Sunday, July 8, 2007, Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating


Ruben Chavez
Nov 21, 1953 - Jul 9, 2007

Ruben Chavez - 07/10/07

Mr. Ruben Chavez, 53, of Frost passed away Monday, July 9, 2007 at his residence in Frost.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Calvary Worship Center in Corsicana with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Dresden Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 21, 1953 in Austin. He was a member of Calvary Worship Center in Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife, the Rev. Debbie Chavez of Frost; son, Ruben Chavez Jr. of Baytown; sons and daughters-in-law Richard and Christina Chavez of Austin, Adrian and Robin Chavez of Baytown, the Rev. Daniel and Rachel Chavez of Corsicana, Sgt. Joseph and Jamie Chavez of Killeen; daughter, Caland Chavez of Frost; 11 grandchildren; parents, Augustine and Josephine Chavez of Baytown; brothers, Michael Chavez of Baytown, Tino Chavez of Baytown, Alberto Chavez of Mission; sister, Diana Chavez of Baytown.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jimmy Dale Buckner
Feb 3, 1953 - Jul 8, 2007

Jimmy Dale Buckner, 54, of Fort Worth passed away Sunday, July 8, 2007. He was born to Elbert Ray Buckner and Mary Mae York Feb. 3, 1953 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Easter Ruth Wood; brothers, Elbert Daniel Buckner and Willie Ray Buckner.

Survivors include fiancee, Ruth Jarrell of Fort Worth; son, Jimmy Dale Buckner Jr. of Silverton; daughters, Angela Deann Buckner of Haltom City, and Alicia Marie Buckner of Fort Worth; brother, Jimmy Gene Buckner and wife Carol of Cisco; sisters, Robbie Solenburg of Oklahoma City, Oleta Middleton of Corsicana, Charlotte Arnold of Corsicana, Shirley Marie Bryan of Dublin, Barbara McGruder of Athens and Elizabeth Gordon of Purdon; and numerous grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Diana (Booth) Blanton-Sanders
Mar 1, 1943 - Jul 4, 2007

 

Diana Booth Sanders

Dian, born March 1, 1943, in Dallas to Adele Henry Booth and James Randolph Booth, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2007, after a nine-month battle with cancer. Dian was preceded in death by her parents and beloved grandmother Nannie (Della Rice Henry).

Dian graduated from Highland Park High School in 1960 and attended Texas Tech University, where she pledged Kappa Alpha Theta. She later studied art history, photography and psychology at SMU and Eastfield College. After careers in modeling, banking, and retail, Dian and her husband Mike founded and operated Sanders & Associates. Throughout her life, she was a committed volunteer with the Junior League of Dallas, Dallas Woman’s Club, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Opera, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Salvation Army, Pastoral Counseling and Education Center Ambassadors, and most importantly the Presbyterian Women at Highland Park Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her husband, Mike A. Sanders; her two precious sons, Darren Blanton and wife Julie and Brett Blanton and wife Cheryl; cherished grandchildren, Eva, Luke, Mia, Jack, Claire and Samantha Blanton; former husband, Barry Blanton; stepsons, Mike Sanders Jr. and Todd Sanders and wife Joy; step-grandchildren, Colton and Chloe; brother, Pat Henry Booth and wife Amy; mother-in-law, Daliah Sanders of Center; and brother-in-law, Chet Sanders and wife Betty. She was dearly loved by cousins and devoted friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Main Sanctuary.

Honorary pallbearers will be Julian Buenger, Tom Deakins, Louis Francis, Sandy Henry, David Taylor, Jim Vandermeer and Paul Willey.

Memorials may be made in memory of Dian to The Salvation Army, 6500 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75235; Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 3821 University Blvd., Dallas, TX 75205; or Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, 4525 Lemmon Ave., Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75219.

Arrangements by Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas

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Marie Nelvine (Stumpf) Hopkins
Apr 14, 1909 - Jun 29, 2007

Marie Nelvine (Stumpf) Hopkins, 98 years old, a resident of Corsicana for 30 years, passed away Friday, June 29, 2007, at Heritage Oaks West Nursing Home.
She was born April 14, 1909, in Maple Lake, MN. Her family moved to California in 1925. In 1928 she married and had one son in 1930. They moved to Loa Angeles, CA in 1937. She started to work at North American Aircraft in 1942 and retired after 35 years and moved to Corsicana in 1977 to be with her son, Alvin Earl Hopkins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Josephine Stumpf, husband Roy Earl Hopkins, daughter-in-law Shirley Mae (Smith) Hopkins, sister Cecelia Krona, brothers, Leo, Vincent, Henry, and Irving Stumpf, grandson Kenneth Rae Hopkins, and granddaughter-in-law Caroline Claudette (Awalt) Hopkins.

She is survived by her son, Alvin Earl Hopkins, sister Lorraine Richardson, granddaughter Suzan and husband Richard Beasley, with great granddaughters Crystal and Cindy Beasley, grandson Steve and wife Denise Hopkins with great granddaughter Caitlyn Hopkins, grandson Patrick and wife Suzett Hopkins with great grandsons Kenneth and Kaleb Hopkins, and great granddaugher-in-law Cerra (Awalt) Hopkins.

She will be cremated and there will be a close-family graveside burial at Resthaven Memorial Park.

 


William H. ‘Hooter’ DeChaume
Jun 26, 1945 - Jul 11, 2007

William H. ‘Hooter’ DeChaume

William H. “Hooter” DeChaume, a resident of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at his home at the age of 62 years.

He was born June 26, 1945, in Corsicana to E.V. DeChaume and Nora Mae Capehart DeChaume. He was an active outdoors person who loved to hunt when he was younger. He would like to go for rides with no certain destination in mind. At one point in time, he was probably one of the best mechanics around, working on race cars and later on heavy equipment, whether at the construction site or on a tractor trailer when drove a truck. He especially loved his grandchildren, taking them to Wal-Mart shopping, where if you could fit it into the basket you got it, until the basket was full. He was an example to his family of how to work hard and take care of your own family, and how to treat others with respect.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Billy Ray DeChaume; sister, Mamie Louise DeChaume; and double cousin, Jody DeChaume.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Erlene Price DeChaume of Corsicana; children, Becky Dozier and husband Billy of Corsicana, Scott DeChaume and wife Hope of Corsicana, and James DeChaume of Corsicana; adopted daughter, Betty “Beb Beb” DeChaume of Corsicana; grandchildren, Chris Dozier, Kristen “Sissy Mae” Dozier, Kevin Dozier, William Ray DeChaume, Avery “Mae” DeChaume and Preston DeChaume, all of Corsicana; sister, Betty Rousey of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews, other relatives, close friend Tommy Walters, and a host of friends.

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

Services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Grape Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Bowling, Dennis Terrell, Harry Owens, Ray Scoggins, Jack Harris and Vecinta Cortez. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Worthington, Dale Lake, Johnny Williams, Milton Morgan, Richard Harris, Buddy Eaton and Donald Dillon.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Cedar Lake and Donna Whittenburg for the care they have given to the family.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society and American Heart Association.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Robert Lee Shaw
May 24, 1923 - Jul 12, 2007

The Rev. Robert Lee Shaw, 84, of Corsicana passed from this life and went home to be with God. He passed away Thursday, July 12, 2007, at VA Hospital in Waco.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church with Dr. David Edwards and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Shaw was born May 24, 1923, in Konowa, Okla., to Samuel Lee Shaw and Jewell Lorinda Ensey Littleton Shaw. His was a life of service to his family, to his country and to his church. His father, Samuel Shaw, died when Robert was 11 leaving him to take care of his mother and younger siblings. He joined the United States Marine Corps in June 1941 and was at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7. He fought in the South Pacific Islands until he was wounded and evacuated on Guam in July 1944. He received the Purple Heart. He received the Pearl Harbor Survivors Medal, Sharp Shooters Medal and several other battle medals and stars. He married Valara Gaile in 1946 and was ordained a Baptist minister in 1947. He served as pastor of several churches in Oklahoma and North Texas. In 1958 he was ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. The last 10 years of his life were spent in the VA Hospital in Waco, where he was given the most kind and loving care.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Samuel Luther Shaw; and sisters, Venita Shaw and Delores Reeves.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Valara Gaile Shaw; daughter and son-in-law, Delora and Rick Harding; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald Lee and Carolyn Shaw; grandchildren, Richard Harding and Heather Valene Shaw; sister and brother-in-law, Alice Lou and Ben Owens; sister-in-law, Geneva Parker and husband Glen; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Chilton "Chuck" Mathes
Jan 17, 1934 - Jul 29, 2001

Chilton "Chuck" Mathes

Chilton "Chuck" Mathes, 67, of Ennis passed away Sunday, July 29, 2001 at Ennis Regional Medical Center.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Randall Evett officiating.  Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Mr. Mathes was born Jan. 17, 1934 in Cowen, W.V. to Daniel and Mildred Mathes.

Mr. Mathes is survived by his wife, Peggy Mathes of Mildred; son, Charlie Mathes of Mildred; daughters, Pam Bristol of Niceville, Fla. and Penny Raby of Hewitt; brothers, Richard Mathes and Charles Mathes, both of West Virginia; and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Providence Missionary Baptist Church Youth Program, County Road SE 3060, Corsicana, Texas 75110; or Mildred Homemakers Scholarship Fund, in care of Mildred Independent School District, South U.S. Highwat 287, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Clarence L. Blancet
May 9, 1923 - Feb 18, 2001

Clarence L. Blancet

Clarence L. Blancet, 77, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with Dr. David Hale officiating.  Interment will follow at Cade Cemetery in Streetman.

Pallbearers will be Don Smith, Harry Fergueson, R.B. Wallis, Vic Howell, Jay Payne and W.M. Montgomery.

Honorary pallbearers are members of the Navarro County Shrine Club.

Mr. Blancet was born May 9, 1923, in Axtell.  He owned and operated Navarro Paint and Body for a number of years until his retirement in 1980.  He was a member of Northside Baptist Church and was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner.

Mr. Blancet is survived by his wife Peggy Blancet of Corsicana; children, Vickie Jennings of Tyler, Sherrie and Rick Richardson of Corsicana, Michelle Bass and Harvey Smith of Arlington and Mike Bass of Irving; grandchildren, Leslie and Troy Kropik of Garland, Angie and Brian Payne of Arlington, Toby and B.J. Richardson of Corsicana, Gary Richardson of Corsicana, Melissa Smith and Jule Smith of Arlington and 10 great grandchildren.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Cedar Lake at 625 N. Main in Corsicana or to the Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital in care of the Navarro Shrine Club in Corsicana.

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Billy Gene Steele
Nov 23, 1927 - Feb 21, 2001

Billy Gene Steele

Billy Gene Steele, 73, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

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

Chet Brake officiating.  Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Bardwell, Phillip Brown, Jeffrey Ganze, Tony Gist, Gale Ramm, Brad Steele, Brent Steele and Robert Steele.  Honorary pallbearers will be Texas Highway Department.

Mr. Steele was born Nov. 23, 1927 in Corsicana.  He was a deacon at Pursley Missionary Baptist Church.  He was a member of Corsicana Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star.  He retired from the Texas Highway Department after 28 years.  He was a World War II veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Edward and Alma Steele; and half-brothers, Lynn Moses and Ronald Moses.

Mr. Steele is survived by his wife, Gwen Steele of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Vickie Steele and Ricky and Debbie Steele, both of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Sue Steele of Corsicana; granddaughtgers, Alicia Steele and Danielle Steele, both of Corsicana; grandsons, Brent Steele and Brad Steele and wife Carla, all of Corsicana; great-grandsons, Dalton Davis and Montana Steele, both of Corsicana; uncle, James R. Steele of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Ester Moses of Irving; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Myrl (Wright) Lawrence
Oct 5, 1902 - Feb 16, 2001

Myrl Wright Lawrence

Myrl Wright Lawrence, 98, of Dawson passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2001 in a Hubbard nursing center.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Hubbard with the Rev. Charles Wallace officiating.  Interment will be at Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Floyd Blount Jr., Travis Anderson, Dale Sullins, Lonnie Sullins, Bobby Nesmith and Leroy Sullins.

Mrs. Lawrence was born Oct. 5, 1902 in Hubbard.  At the age of one, Mrs. Lawrence moved with her parents to the old Wright homeplace in the Liberty Hill Community of Navarro County.  As a child she joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Liberty Hill and in later life moved her membership to the Dawson Cumberland Church.  She was educated in the schools of Liberty Hill and Dawson.  Mrs. Lawrence worked as a saleslady at Beasley's Drygoods Store and at Culbrith's both in Dawson.

Mrs. Lawrence married Rober Q. Lawrence on Sept. 3, 1925.  His maternal grandfather was Britton Dawson, for whom the town of Dawson was named. 

After their marriage, she became a homemaker.

In later years, she became very active in the Liberty Hill Cemetery Association.  The land for the cemetery, church and school was given by her great grandfather, Samuel Wright.  She spent long hours of time and effort in obtaining a Texas Historical Marker for the cemetery and wrote the narrative for the marker.  She was a secretary-treasurer of the Liberty Hill Cemetery Association for several years.  She was also active in the Ladies Aid Social in Hubbard and held the office of Parliamentarian.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Lawrence in 1971; parents, Robert Daws and Nellie Dove Wright; sisters, Mary Nell Bennett, Jo Anna Soupiset and Alice McNeil, and brother, Robert Daws Wright Jr.

She is survived by daughter, Betty Sullins of Dawson; sister, Sidney Blount of Hamilton; grandsons, Dale Sullins and Lonnie Sullins; great grandsons, Stephen Sullins, Derik Sullins and Colbie Sullins; great granddaughter, Laura Sullins; nephew, Floyd Blount Jr. and great niece, Stephanie Bennett.

Memorials may be made to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Hubbard or the Liberty Hill Cemetery in care of Betty Sullins, Dawson.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.

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Margaret Estelle (Sims) White
May 7, 1914 - Feb 19, 2001

Margaret Estelle Sims White

Margaret Estelle Sims White, 86, went to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 19, 2001.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating.  Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. White was born May 7, 1914 in Cox's Chapel.  She was a faithful and active member of First Baptist Church of Kerens.  She retired from J.C. Penney of Corsicana.  For many years she enjoyed her beautiful yard and through the years had belonged to several garden clubs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe M. White.

Mrs. White is survived by her sister, Ann Friery of Houston; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe L. and Velma White of Kerens and G.H. and Joyce White of Houston; grandsons and their wives, Ed and Susan White of Gilmer, Joe and Kathy White of Fort Worth and Wesley and Carman White of Houston; great-grandchildren, Lindsey White of Galveston, Kristin White of Fort Worth and Daniel White of Gilmer; numerous nieces and nephews including her special niece, Cynthia Simmons; and many cousins and friends.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.

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Daisy Sawyer
Sep 15, 1927 - Feb 19, 2001

Daisy Sawyer

Daisy Sawyer, 73, of Navarro passed away Monday, Feb. 19, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

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

Benny Horn officiating.  Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Aldama, Mike Alonzo, Joe Ayala, Arnold Cantu, Lance Martin and Ottie Rochelle.

Mrs. Sawyer was born Sept. 15, 1927 in Wortham.  She was a member of Angus Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Sawyer; parents, four sisters, one brother and one grandchild.

Mrs. Sawyer is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Susie and John Henderson of Navarro; son, Clyde Ray Sawyer of Prairie Hill; sister Jane Brown of Houston; grandsons, Mike Henderson and Bryan Henderson, both of Navarro; granddaughters, Tammy Rochelle of Marlin, Pam Aldama and Kim Wolfford, both of Navarro, Trail Ayala, Faye Alonzo and Recky Cantu, all of Corsicana, and Kaye Martin; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Olivia (Sendejo) Ferrer
Jun 4, 1933 - Feb 17, 2001

Olivia Ferrer

Olivia (Sendejo) Ferrer, 67, of Blooming Grove, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at her residence.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with the  Rev. Pentaleon P. Rios officiating.  Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Jose Guerra, Andres F. Cano, Jason F. Cano, Luis Castillo, Ronald Morrison and Raul Munoz.  Honorary pallbearer will be Manuel Castillo.

Mrs. Ferrer was born June 4, 1933, in Hidalgo.  She was a member of Iglesia Bautista Calvario since 1863.  She was active in Wonem's MIssionary Union (WMU) and was a missionary in Mexico.  She taught Sunday school since 1964.

She was preceded in death by parents, Jorge and Lucia G. Sendejo of Pharr and brother Ramiro Sendejo of Pharr.

She is survived by husband, Baldomaro Ferrer Sr. of Blooming Grove; sons Baldomaro Jr. and Cathy Ferrer of Rice, Daniel and Belinda Ferrer of Rice and Ernie and Stephanie Ferrer of Purdon; daughters, Juanita Ferrer and Amador Lopez Cano of Killeen, Lucy Ferrer and Walid Meneimneh of Arlington, Delia Ferrer De LaRosa of Corsicana, Amanda G. Ferrer of San Antonio; 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild; brothers, Arturo Sendejo of Rosenburg, Gonzalo Sendejo of Mathis, Juan Sendejo, Willie Sendejo of McAllen; sisters Elida Sendejo de Leon of Edinburg and Eloda Rodriguez of Rio Grande.

Memorials may be made to Iglesia Bautista Calvario Church.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

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Doris K. Simpson
Aug 31, 1916 - Feb 22, 2001

Doris K. Simpson

Doris K. Simpson, 84, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Resthaven Mausoleum Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating.  Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Simpson was born Aug. 31, 1916 in Westmoreland County, Pa.  She was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R. Leslie Simpson, who was a former superintendent of North Star School District.

Mrs. Simpson is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Jack Lester of Flowery Branch, Ga.; grandson, Mark Lester of Flowery Branch, Ga.; granddaughters, Sandy Lester and Veronica Lester, both of Corsicana; and cousins and nephews in Pennsylvania and Michigan.

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

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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William Earl Shelton
Apr 3, 1923 - Feb 14, 2001

William Earl Shelton

William Earl Shelton, 77, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001 in Corsicana.

Services will be 11 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev.

Timothy Shane officiating.  Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Shelton was born on April 3, 1923.  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.  Mr. Shelton was a retired draftsman for the city of Houston.

Mr. Shelton is survived by his wife, Shirley Shelton of Corsicana; son, Keith Shelton of Corsicana; daughters and son-in-law, Paula and Rudy Lopez of Corsicana, Ronda Kirkham of Dallas and Stacy Shelton of Carrollton; brother; Edward Sanford Shelton of Cedar Creek; three granddaughters, Ashley Ann Lopez, Jana Shelton and Danielle Lea Lopez, all of Corsicana; and two grandsons, Zachery Taylor Lopez and Jordan Scott Lopez, both of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Wanda Jean (Watts) Goggans
Jan 31, 1925 - Jul 27, 2001

Wanda Jean Goggans

Wanda Jean Goggans, 76, of Corsicana passed away Friday, July 27, 2001 in Corsicana.

Services will be 4 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bill Thompson and Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating.  Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Bramall, David Bray, Monty Casbeer, Jerry Davis, Donny Robinson and Dwayne Robinson.

Ms. Goggans was born Jan. 31, 1925 in Navarro County.  She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She is survived by daughter Dianne Massey, daughters and son-in-laws Nanette and David Bray and Frances and Benny Robinson, all of Corsicana; brother Max Watts of Frost; grandson Jeremy Bramall of Arlington; granddaughters Whitney Bramall of Flower Mound, Shannon Massey of Texarkana and Darla Littrel and Wanda Diane Massey, both of Corsicana; granddaughter and husband Davelyn and Monty Casbeer of Corsicana; grandsons and wives Donny and Kathy Robinson and Dwayne and Sonya Robinson, all of Corsicana; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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William M. "Slim" Bolen
Mar 3, 1921 - Jul 28, 2001

William M. (Slim) Bolen

William M. (Slim) Bolen, 80, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, July 28, 2001 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Northside Baptist Church with Rev. Clayton Smith officiating.  Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Mr. Bolen was born March 3, 1921 in Pursley.  He was a member of Northside Baptist Church for 55 years, where he served as a deacon.  He was a lay missionary in Australia, Canada and Alaska with the Baptist General Convention.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in Alaska and Florida.

He was preceded in death by sisters Anita Bolen, Edna Flynn and Alyene Murray; brothers Bob Bolen and George W. Bolen; and son William Andy Bolen.

Mr. Bolen is survived by his wife, Beth Bolen of Corsicana; sister Barbara Bruner of Fort Worth; sister and brother-in-law Lessie and Hub Ganze of Powell; daughters and sons-in-law Marinette and Loyd Cowley of Duncanville and Anita and Terry Fox of Texarkana; grandsons and wives Aaron and Kelly Flinchum of Irving, Andrew and Analissa Oliphant and Aric and Shanda Oliphant, all of Duncanville; granddaughter and husband Amanda and Dean Wycough of Thorndale; four great-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Benevolence Fund of Northside Baptist Church, 2800 N. Beaton, Corsicana, Texas, 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Carolyn Sue (Fulton) Langley
Oct 28, 1943 - Jul 16, 2007

Carolyn Sue “Nana” Fulton Langley

Carolyn Sue “Nana” Fulton Langley, age 63, of Italy, Texas, passed away Monday, July 16, 2007, in Ennis. She was born Oct. 28, 1943, in Lone Cedar to W.C. “Bill” and Sallie Leona (Parks) Fulton. She married Melvin J. Langley on July 2, 1971, in Corsicana. Carolyn loved to go camping and play dominoes on the computer.

She is survived by the love of her life, Melvin of Italy; children, Tony Langley and his wife Tracy of Lampasas, Vickie Williams and her husband Clay of New Caney, Leona Fowler and her husband Steven of Italy, Christy Antle and her husband Darren of Waxahachie, Talmadge Langley and Emily Langley and James Lee Finley, all of Italy; 14 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Luis Arnold Aparicio; special friends, Margaret Poe and Joyce Helms; brother and sisters, William Fulton of New Caney, Margie Beets of Red Oak and Laverne Branam of Corsicana; brother-in-law, J.L. Langley of Avalon; nieces and nephews, Kevin, Lori and Lexie Fulton, and Bryan Fulton, and numerous other nieces and nephews; and dogs, Harli and Scribbles.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Gladys Beckham, Billie Minze and Edith Hall; and brother, James Keith Fulton.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy. Interment will follow at the Dresden Cemetery.

Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, Waxahachie.

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Sarah Mildred (Fuller) Sutherlin
abt 1911 - Jul 18, 2007

Sarah Mildred Sutherlin

Sarah Mildred Sutherlin, 96, of Corsicana went home to be with her Lord and Savior and soon coming King on July 18, 2007.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Erwin and Annie Fuller; infant daughter, Evelyn Maxine; brother, Ira T. Fuller; grandson, Gilbert Sutherlin Jr.; and her beloved husband of 69 1/2 years, Gilbert H. Sutherlin.

She is survived by her son, Gilbert W. Sutherlin of Angus; daughters and sons-in-law, Wyvonne and Joe Ivie and Delores and Glenn Prater, all of Corsicana; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; her church family and a host of friends and relatives.

From a young age she always loved to work in the church. Through the years her church activities included teaching, women’s ministries, VBS, choir and other positions wherever needed. She was a praying servant of God. She set a Christian example for her family and to all who knew her. She was a member of Calvary Worship Center where she attended faithfully. She will be greatly missed. Her hobbies included sewing, working in her garden, and planting flowers. She loved to read the Bible, Christian books, and health books.

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

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 20, at Calvary Worship Center with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons: Keven Prater, Jeremy Prater, Steven Sutherlin, Reese Hines, Ronny Patterson and Keith Vaughn.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Worship Center, 1364 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Robert Lee Clemons
Apr 8, 1917 - Jul 17, 2007

Robert Lee Clemons

Robert Lee Clemons, 90, of Dawson passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at a Waco hospital.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wade Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Brother Phillip Smith officiating and Chad Smith providing the music. Interment will follow in New Pursley Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Walls, Matt Tanley, Scott Tanley, David Lee Walls, Bob LaValley, Avery Bruce and Aubrey Bruce.

Mr. Clemons was born April 8, 1917, in Pursley to Robert Benjamin and Maude (Coker) Clemons. During his lifetime he served in the Army Air Force during World War II. For many years he was an active member of the Masonic Lodge, Lions Club and Kiwanis Club and was a lifetime member of the Baptist church.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Olin Clemons, Curtis Clemons, Everett Clemons, Wendel Clemons and Buddy Clemons; and two loving wives, Clara (Cooper) Clemons and Mildred (Forsythe) Bruce Clemons.

Survivors include his son, Jim Bruce of Dawson; two daughters, Deborah Ann Walls of The Colony and Bobbie Gail Tanley of Houston; two stepdaughters, Carolyn Bruce Wiley and Betty Almond; five grandchildren, Matt Tanley of Houston, Scott Tanley of Houston, David Lee Walls of The Colony, Robert Tilden Walls of The Colony and Aubrey “Bubba” Bruce of Garland; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews including Jane Douglas of Houston, Everett Clemons Jr. of Houston and Mack Clemons of Purdon.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard

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Shelby Nicole Speed
Jul 3, 2003 - Jul 16, 2007

Shelby Nicole Speed

Shelby Nicole Speed, 4, of Pursley passed away Monday, July 16, 2007, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 4:30 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with James Murphey officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ben Tarpley, Daniel Partovi, Frank Farley and Tyler Speed.

Shelby was born July 3, 2003, in Fort Smith, Ark. She loved Barbie and Cinderella, playing outside in the mud, and helping her dad work in the yard.

Survivors include her father and mother, Bill and Tamara Speed of Pursley; brother, Matthew Speed of Pursley; grandparents, Carolyn and Billy Don Tarpley of Fort Smith, Ark., and Larry and Rita Speed of Corsicana; aunts and uncles, Amber and Daniel Partovi, Ben and Mary Tarpley, and Brittney Tarpley, all of Fort Smith, and Lisa and Alec Smith of Corsicana; and numerous cousins and family members.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Daphna Jean Able
abt 1922 - Jul 12, 2007

Daphna Jean Able

Daphna Jean Able, 85, passed from our lives on July 12, 2007, after recently being diagnosed with colon cancer. The family of Daphna gives thanks for the blessing of her life and her love as mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. She was a generous and kind-hearted woman who always thought of her family first and foremost.

Her parents, five sisters and one brother preceded her in death.

She is survived by her only child, Kay Harrison and husband William of Rice; two grandsons, Joseph Gambill and wife Amy and Christopher Harrison of Rice; two great-grandsons, Seth and Garrett of Ferris; great-niece, Kim Vielma and family of Corsicana; great-nephew, Jim Pickett and family of Stroud, Okla.; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was a breast and ovarian cancer survivor and, in lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society. The family would also like to thank the wonderful ICU nurses at Navarro Regional Hospital, Jamie, Sandy and Shammy, for the care and compassion given during her brief stay.

Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. until service time Saturday, July 21, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Frances Pauline (Crawford) Goode
Aug 5, 1927 - Jul 18, 2007

Frances Pauline Goode

Frances Pauline Goode, a resident of Corsicana, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas at the age of 79 years. She was born on Aug. 5, 1927, in Emmett to Homer Crawford and Katie Bell Long Crawford. Frances was a member of the Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Goode; twin sons, Danny and Randy Goode; mother and father, Homer and Karie Bell Crawford; and brother-in-law, Gene Sullivan.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Shirley Goode of Corsicana; grandson, Russell Goode of Corsicana; grandson and wife, Wes and Melissa Goode of Dallas; great-granddaughters, Katie Miller and Jaden Goode; great-grandson, Drew Miller; sister, Nalda Sullivan of Hobbs, N.M.; brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. L.T. Goode; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a loving church family.

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

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Sonny Buie officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

 

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Leola Mae (Crocker) Ferguson
Jan 3, 1924 - Jul 18, 2007

Leola Mae Ferguson

Leola Mae Ferguson, 83, of Corsicana passed away July 18, 2007, at Heritage Oaks Nursing Home.

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

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Prairie Point Cemetery with David South officiating.

Mrs. Ferguson was born Jan. 3, 1924, in Bazette. She was a 52-year breast cancer survivor.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Lela Crocker; and brothers, Robert, Jim, A.T., Eldred, Raymond and Joe Crocker.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Kenneth Bumpers of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Karen Ferguson of Sunnyvale, Billy and Terri Ferguson of Corsicana and Benny and Dana Ferguson of New Braunfels; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ben and Ada Crocker of Athens and Owen and Elma Lea Crocker of Greenville; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Society, 5005 LBJ Frwy., Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Lula Mae (Bybee) Smith-Terriah
Jul 16, 1927 - Jul 15, 2007

Lula Mae Terriah

Lula Mae Terriah, 79, of Frost passed away July 15, 2007, in Tyler. She was born July 16, 1927, in Kirkland to James M. Bybee and Lula Mable Graham Bybee.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Chris Shirley officiating. Burial will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Murphy, Mary Murphy, Joseph Murphy, Jonathan Murphy, Marvin Helton, Noel Tinney, Juan Francisco, Blake Rice, Jerad Lawson and Jeremy Ray. Honorary pallbearers will be Benjamin Terriah and Bobby Hazelwood.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Madison Bybee; mother, Lula Mable Bybee; brothers, Handley Bybee and Larry Bybee; sister, Beulah Daniels; and son, Jason Terriah.

She is survived by her son, Benjamin Terriah of Frost; daughters, Bobbie Rios of Frost, Marion Church of Flower Mound, Patricia Morales of Los Fresnos, Mexico, Francis Boehning of Hillsboro and Diana Terriah of Frost; brothers, Ray Bybee of Wills Point and James Bybee of Balch Springs; sister, Faye Myers of Greenville; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Cecil T. ‘Buz’ Brown
Feb 22, 1946 - Jul 13, 2007

Cecil T. “Buz” Brown

Cecil T. “Buz” Brown, 61, a resident of Corsicana, passed away Friday, July 13, 2007, in Corsicana. He was born on Feb. 22, 1946, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Veta Brown and Cecil T. Brown Sr.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Shugart and the Rev. Leroy Reeves officiating.

Mr. Brown was a service technician with Northland Cable for 37 years. He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Church in the Park and Wesley Methodist Church. He was actively involved in the Corsicana Youth Baseball Association as a coach and commissioner for many years. He was an avid gun collector and also loved to fish.

He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil T. Brown Sr.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Sharon Brown of Corsicana; his mother and stepfather, Veta and Robert Elrod of Macon, Ga.; three sons and their wives, Chad T. and Lindsey Brown, Blaine G. and Kelly Brown, and Cecil “Teddy” Brown, all of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, Chad Timothy Jr., Courtney, Carmen, Peyton, Jaxson, Zac and Sam Brown; brothers, Richard C. Brown of Oklahoma and Tony Elrod of Missouri; and a number of friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to help with medical expenses.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

 

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Patricia Luise (Cunningham) Land
Jul 14, 1934 - Jul 16, 2007

Patricia L. Land

Mrs. Patricia Louise (Cunningham) Land, 73, of Dawson passed away Monday, July 16, 2007 in Tyler.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Tim Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in Liberty Hill Cemetery near Dawson.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Land, Jared Land, Ryan Land, Jake Richards, Jeff Hills and Russell Hills.

Patricia was born July 14, 1934 in Hillsboro and was a longtime resident of Hill County. She also lived in several different locations around the United States with her late husband, who was in the military. Patricia loved working in her yard and visiting with people, especially at her job at Cunningham Construction and Lumber in Hillsboro.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Moore Land, in 1997; and by son Larry Richard Land in 1999.

Survivors include son, Robin L. Land and wife Linda of Tyler; two daughters, Cheryl Candace Richards of Reno, Nev. and Brandy Jo Hills and husband Jeff of Reno, Nev.; two former daughters-in-law, Susan Land of Vidor, and Kathy Cunningham of Hillsboro; brother, Charles Cunningham of Hillsboro; sister, Ann Bowman and husband Gary of Hillsboro; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Hospice of one’s own choice.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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DeAnna Coyle
abt 1959 - Jul 16, 2007

DeAnna Coyle, 48, of Plano passed away Monday, July 16, 2007, in Richardson. A private graveside was held Tuesday in Corsicana and a memorial service is being planned for a later date in Plano. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Edwin Reinhold York Jr.
Mar 11, 1924 - Jul 14, 2007

Edwin Reinhold York Jr. - 07/17/07

Edwin Reinhold York Jr. died on Saturday, July 14, 2007. He was born in Austin to Edwin R. York and Carolyn Richter York.

Ed joined the firm of McCreary, Huey, and Eskew in 1966 and resigned in 1977 to start his own law firm in Corsicana. He set up his own practice in Corsicana, collecting delinquent property taxes for schools, cities, and counties.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sara; his son, Robert York and wife Suzanne of Corsicana; daughter, Elise McGarrah and husband Mark of Austin; son, Scott York and wife Kristin of Jonestown; grandchildren, Brenna, Hayden, Katie, Anna, Drake, Griffin, Dalton and Vaughn; and by a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel with Dr. Ralph Smith officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Austin Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, Austin.

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Janie (Scruggs) Sawyer
Sep 22, 1920 - Jul 15, 2007

Janie (Scruggs) Sawyer

Janie (Scruggs) Sawyer, 86, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, July 15, 2007 in Garland.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at North Beaton Church of Christ with Mr. Steve Orbison officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Roy Thomas, Mike Adams, Matt Anderson, Wilson Dosser, Tommy Tubbs and Grant James.

She was born Sept. 22, 1920 in Navarro County.

Survivors include a daughter, Janice Peterson of Corsicana; son, Ron Sawyer of Dallas; sister, Lillian Adams of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, Lynn D. and Genelle Scruggs of Corsicana; granddaughter and husband, Laura and Ivan James of Converse; granddaughter and husband, Christine and David Wilson of Mechanicsburg, Penn.; granddaughter, Kandyce Peterson of Corsicana; two great granddaughters; four great grandsons; two nieces and two nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Martha Sue Milligan
Jan 23, 1935 - Jul 15, 2007

Martha Sue Milligan, 72, of Van passed away Sunday, July 15, 2007, in Grand Saline. She was born Jan. 23, 1935, in Waxahachie.

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 Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, William A. Milligan of Van; two sons, Gary Milligan of Bradford Conn., and Michael Milligan of Van; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and all the Milligan family.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Frances (Starek) Sheppard
Jan 7, 1930 - Jul 14, 2007

Frances Starek Sheppard

Frances Starek Sheppard, resident of Blooming Grove, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2007 at her residence at the age of 77 years. She was born on Jan. 7, 1930 in Kaufman County to Frank Starek Jr. and Annie Balajka Starek.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years Donald E. Sheppard of Blooming Grove; sons Michael R. Myers and wife Jewell of Mansfield and Gary Sheppard and wife Martha of Crosby; and daughters, Terri Watson and husband Christopher of Commerce, and Kyra Cariker and husband Kenneth of Henderson; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers, Jerry “Buddy” Starek of Aley, and Richard Starek of Mount Vernon; sisters: Joan Stewart of Ennis and Dorothy Baker of Aley; and dear friend and caregiver Nikki.

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

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at noon at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Myers, Jerry Pommerening Roger Sewell, Steve Dwcraczyk, Bob Hailey and Jim Henry.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Ivey, Leon Phillips, John Ferrell and Boyd Bryant.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Robert Henry Lowe
Jan 20, 1938 - Jul 13, 2007

Robert Henry Lowe, 69, of Corsicana passed away Friday, July 13, 2007 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial.

Pallbearers will be Warren Lowe, Raymond Lowe, Freddie Alexander, Michael Franks, Robert Franks and Ronnie Lee.

Mr. Lowe was born Jan. 20, 1938 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucian and Dorothy Lowe, wife Peggy Jane Lowe in 1994, and brothers Donald Lowe and Ernest Lowe.

Survivors include sons Stephen and Theresa Lewis of Kerens and Charles and Brenda Lowe of Dawson; daughter Terri and Michael Franks of Eastland; brothers Warren Lowe of Georgia, Raymond Lowe of Whitney and Freddie Alexander of Florida; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com by selecting the Robert Henry Lowe obituary.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Robert Earl Dycus
Apr 12, 1927 - Jul 13, 2007

Robert Earl Dycus 7/15/07

Robert Earl Dycus, 80, went to heaven Friday, July 13, 2007, in Fort Worth.

Services will be 11:30 a.m. Monday in Greenwood Chapel. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Robert Earl Dycus was born April 12, 1927, in Jester to parents, LeRoy and Eva Ellis Dycus. He went to school at Navarro High School. He followed many career paths but spent about 30 years as a machinist for an oil field supply company and later enjoyed about 15 years in his last career as a barber in his own shop. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Robert was a member of the Williams Road Baptist Church and had served the church as a deacon in previous years. He was a 33rd degree-Mason, York Rite, Scottish Rite and a Shriner. He was a past Worshipful Master of Cooke-Peavy Masonic Lodge. As a Shriner, he derived a great deal of pleasure in participating in the Flying Fez where he made more than 60 round trips to take crippled and burned children to the Houston and Galveston Shrine Hospitals. He was also a member of the Ridglea Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and had served as worthy patron with his daughter Donna, as worthy matron in the Denton Chapter of OES.

He always had time for family and friends and he loved to travel and meet new people. Taking an active part in his children’s lives, he had served as Scout master and as Rainbow Girls Advisory Board member.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Robert Ford Dycus; and grandson, Robert Douglas Ross Montgomery.

Survivors include sister, Sue Garen and husband, Bob of Tyler; brother, David Dycus and wife, Linda of Corsicana; children, John Ford Sr. and wife, Linda of Arkansas, Robbie Montgomery and husband, Douglas of Fort Worth, and Donna Dean and husband, Albert of Corsicana; grandchildren, John Ford Jr., Jaina Ford, Linda Dean and Donald Dean; and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Greenwood Funeral Home.

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