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Linzie B. Wheat, Jr
Apr 11, 1950 - Jun 29, 2007

Graveside Services Held July 2 for Linzie B. Wheat, Jr.
Linzie B.. Wheat, Jr. of Groesbeck, passed away Friday, June 29, 2007 in Olin E. Teague Veteran's Hospital in Temple.
Graveside services were conducted on Monday, July 2, in Fort Parker Memorial Park with Brother Richard Williams and Rev. Clayton Griggs officiating.
Mr. Wheat was born April 11, 1950 in Ennis to Linzie B. Wheat, Sr. and Margaret (Mageors) Wheat. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1970. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam 1970-1972 as combat engineer with the 815th B Company. He retired from Texas Highway Department December 2003 after eighteen years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father Tad Watts; sister Betty Wheat.
Survivors include his wife Sammye Wheat of Groesbeck; daughter Jessica Wheat of Groesbeck; two sons, Christopher Wheat of Corsicana, Michael Wheat and wife Karen of Corsicana; step-daughter Amanda Shugart and husband Jason of Groesbeck; step-son Ryan Dodd and wife Brandy of Wortham; six grandchildren; two sisters, Linda Wheat of Corsicana, Mary Lou Holloway and husband Bill of Corsicana; brother, Thad Watts; adopted daughter Mari Morales of Groesbeck.
Pallbearers were Mitchell Dorris, Matthew Dawley, Jason Shugart, Rob Johnson, Steve Parks, Jason Platt.
Groesbeck Journal - Jul 5, 2007


Gracie Aline (Childress) Ward
Jul 29, 1916 - Jul 18, 2007

Gracie Aline Ward

A memorial service for Gracie Aline Ward, 90, of Princeton, was held July 18, 2007, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Plano.

The Rev. Victor Kollman officiated.

Mrs. Ward died July 14 in Princeton.

She was born July 29, 1916, in Cryor Creek, to Charlie Clay and Nobie (Wilson) Childress.

She married Rufus C. Ward Dec. 24, 1941, in McKinney.

Survivors include her children, Sondra Meier and her husband Roger T. of Wylie, Bobbie Haws and her husband Jim L. of McKinney, Cathey Davis of Houston, and Andrew Ward and his wife Sharon of Arlington; grandchildren, Martin Daniel Meier, Melissa Charles, Kevin Haws, Kris Davis, Kyle Ward and Thomas Ward; four great-grandchildren; sister, Charlene Collier of Corsicana, and a host of other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death was her husband, Rufus C. Ward; parents, Charlie Clay and Nobie Childress; grandson, Michael Clyde Meier; brothers, Bud Childress, J.B. Childress, Tommy Childress and Bill Childress.

Arrangements were under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.


George Alton Abbott
Mar 26, 1942 - Jul 14, 2007

George Alton Abbott, 65, of Wortham, died Saturday, July 14, 2007, at his residence. He was born on March 26, 1942, in Corsicana. Mr. Abbott was a retired oil field worker with Brown Oil & Gas Company.

Visitation was on Sunday evening, July 15, 2007, from 6 until 8 o’clock in Porter Chapel at Wortham.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, July 16, 2007, at 2 o’clock in Porter Chapel-Wortham. Officiating was Mr. Billy Ridge. Burial was in Wortham Cemetery.

Mr. Abbott was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Winona Abbott, and by a sister, Margaret Lambert.

Surviving are his wife, Esther (Meme) Abbott of Wortham; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tauna and Duane Beard, Sr., of Wortham, Gina and Don Cargile of Groesbeck; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Bill Herrick of Burleson; and brother and sister-in-law, Russell C. and Kathy Abbott of Killeen; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one on the way; many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were George T. Abbott, Duane Edward Beard, Jr., Bill Herrick, Lanny Finley, Larry Beldin and Darrell Ridge.

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  • Mexia Daily News


Stephen Bruce Haynie
Oct 5, 1949 - Feb 21, 2000

Bruce Haynie, 50, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Navarro Regional
Hospital.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Northside Baptist Church, with the Rev. Michael Ryer officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Steve Stroube, Jerry Libal, Van Odom, Carl White, Lewis Palos, Don Jones and Jimmy Ferguson.

Mr. Haynie was born Oct. 5, 1949 in Corsicana. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1968. He worked most of his life for Haynie Towing. He was a past president of Corsicana Emergency Corps and was a former member of the Corsicana Police Department Reserves.

Mr. Haynie is survived by his parents, Neil and Gerry Haynie of Corsicana; sons, Pvt. First Class Brady Haynie of Oahu, Hawaii and Tate Haynie of Barry; daughters, Britney Haynie and Taylor Haynie, both of Barry; brothers, Brad Haynie and Byron Haynie, both of Corsicana; sister, Betsy Stroder of Emmett; and seven nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Northside Baptist Church Building Fund.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Milbourn Fairchild
abt 1942 - Nov 1, 2002

Milbourn Fairchild, 60, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, in Kerens.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Modrall Cemetery.

Mr. Fairchild is survived by his father Clarence Fairchild of Quitman, brothers John
Fairchild of Corsicana, Arthur Fairchild of Kerens, Edgar Lee Blankinship of Quitman, Charles
Fairchild of Waco and Robert Fairchild of Winsboro; sisters Charlene Castle of Sun Valley,
Calif., and Nina Martin of Grand Prairie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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James Loyd Rich
Mar 30, 1924 - Jul 11, 2002

James Loyd Rich, 78, of Dallas passed away Thursday, July 11, 2002 in Seagoville.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jay Gravis and Calvin
Rich officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Mr. Rich was born March 30, 1924 in Emhouse. He was a member of Oakgrove Baptist Church in
Dallas and was a member of the IOOF for 50 years. He was an avid golfer and was a member of
Ennis Country Club.
He liked all kinds of sports.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Nora Bell Rich; and brothers, William
Forest Rich and Benny Darr Rich.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Rich of Dallas; sister, Mildred Ruth Ennis of Martin Mills;
three nieces and numerous cousins.

Memorials may be made to Oakgrove Baptist Church, 2505 Haymarket Road, Dallas Texas 75253.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Willie E. (McDonald) Mabrey
Feb 21, 1956 - Jul 11, 2002

Willie E. Mabrey

Willie E. Mabrey, 46, of Dallas passed away Thursday, July 11, 2002 at Parkland Hospital in
Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at St. James AME Church in Dawson with the Rev. C. Swift officiating. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery in Purdon.

Pallbearers will be family members.

Mrs. Mabrey was born Feb. 21, 1956 in Seminole.

Survivors include her husband, Richardson Mabrey of Dallas; sons, Richardson Mabrey III and Horace Mabrey; father, Willie T. McDonald of Hempstead; brothers, B.J. Jessie and wife Tammy of Dawson and Donald R. McDonald; aunts, Ruth Johnson of Purdon and Lela A. Poole of Wells; mother-in-law, Corine Neely of Dallas; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Richard M. Hodge
Jun 4, 1904 - Jan 3, 1979

Services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for R.M. Hodge,
who died Wednesday.

The Rev. David Hale was to officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Ronnie Watkins, Johnny Easley, James Stubbs, Jimmy Farmer, Don McCreary, and Gayland Blackman.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • SSDI: RICHARD HODGE 04 Jun 1904 Jan 1979 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 462-01-9091 Texas


Cora Lou (Raley) Toten
Aug 5, 1899 - Sep 25, 1979

Cora Lou Toten

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Brushie Prairie Methodist Church for Mrs. Cora Lou
Toten, 90, resident of Mertens, who died Tuesday night at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

She will lie in state at the Ballard Funeral Home in Blooming Grove until noon Thursday.

G.W. French will officiate, with burial following at Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Elmer Toten of Blooming Grove; three daughters, Mrs. Virgie Priddy
of Mertens, Mrs. Imogene Porter of Frost, and Mrs. Carmel Ballew of Mertens; one sister, Miss
Della Raley of Fort Worth, 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-
grandchildren.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • SSDI: CORA TOTEN 05 Aug 1889 Sep 1979 76666 (Mertens, Hill, TX) (none specified) 454-24-6588 Texas


Daisy (Beasley) Lonon
Oct 15, 1879 - May 17, 1979

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Daisy Beasley
Lonon, 99, resident of Roane, who died Thursday morning at Twilight Home.

The Rev. Curry will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Roane and the daughter of the late Dr. Beasley.

She was also a member of Powell Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Nora Lonon of Corsicana; two grandchildren, Mrs.
Valda Bonner of Corsicana and George Lonon of Hurst; four great-grandchildren, Mrs. Patricia
Reed of Barry, Miss Lexlie Lonon of Hurst, George Neil Lonon of Hurst and Wayne Bonner of
Corsicana; two great-great-grandchildren, George N. Lonon III of Hurst and Scott L.
Reed of Barry.

Pallbearers are J.R. Bush, Newell Gotcher, Charles Kent, Coy W.
McClendon, Howard Jackson, Harrison Sloan, and Alton Thomason and Glendon Thomas.

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Lonnie Thomas
Apr 2, 1907 - Dec 5, 1979

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Lion M.B. Church in Ferris for Lonnie Thomas,
72, Corsicana native, who died Wednesday at his home in Ferris.

The Rev. Reggie Hyder Jr. of Ennis will officiate, with burial following at Woodland
Cemetery
.

Services are under the direction of Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.

He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ethel Mae Thomas of Ferris; a son, Lonnie George Thomas; two
daughters, Glenda and Brenda Thomas; an adopted son, Calvin Chappel; 23 grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren; six brothers, George and Simon Alford, Leslie Thomas, Willie B. Meadows
all of Corsicana, Griff Smith of Ferris and Edgar Smith of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Lizzora
Kemp of Corsicana; and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Mace Golden
Dec 1, 1894 - May 16, 1979

Services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mace Golden, 84,
resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

Rabbi Ernest Joseph will officiate, with burial at Hebrew Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 1, 1894 in Corsicana. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. Golden, and a lifelong resident of Corsicana and owner and operator of Golden Brothers.

He was also a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include his wife of Corsicana, a daughter, Mrs. Sam Miller of Austin; two sons,
Allen Golden and Ed Golden, both of Austin; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

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Mary I. (Chorice) Price
Jun 24, 1885 - Apr 25, 1979

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs.
G.H. Price, 93, of Blooming Grove, who died Wednesday in Dallas. The Rev. Jim Baggett will
officiate, with burial in Lone Oak Cemetery.

She was born June 24, 1885 in Arkansas, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Chorice.
She was a member of the Assembly of God church in Corsicana.

She is survived by one son, Leon Price of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs.
Edith Clifton of Corsicana and Mrs. Cassie Morgan of Blooming Grove; by
14 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; by one sister,
Mrs. Della Buie of Hillsboro; and by a number of nieces and nephews.

Great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Inda Camilla (Freeeman) Carroll
Apr 12, 1892 - Mar 9, 1979

Inda Camilla Carroll

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Inda Carroll,
86, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. David Hale will officiate, with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Jimmy Carroll of California; four daughters, Mrs. Lee Thompson of
Blooming Grove, Mrs. Coy Pattison of Beaumont, Mrs. Gene Kirby of Beaumont, and Mrs. L.E. Gray of Irving; 19 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, one brother, Rice Freeman of Levelland; and a sister, Mrs. Ruby Smith of Quinlan.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Marie Stokes
Jul 24, 1922 - Sep 2, 1979

Marie Stokes

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin Funeral Home for Mrs. Marie Stokes, 57, of Dallas who died Sunday in Dallas at Baylor Hospital. Burial will be in Cryer Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, John E. Stokes Jr., of Dallas; one son, Don Stokes, of
Marshall; one daughter, JoAnn Breitling, of Garland; five grandchildren; her mother, Mrs.
Reney Barnes, of Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Josephine Cumming, Mrs. Marion Farrentello, Mrs.
Esther Bailey and Mrs. Hazel James, all of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be A.M. Shows, Wayne Morgan, C. J. Armstrong, W. J. Armstrong, Bobby Armstrong, and Gary Armstrong.

Dr. Don Pikes will officiate.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • SSDI: MARIE STOKES 24 Jul 1922 Sep 1979 (not specified) 75206 (Dallas, Dallas, TX) 451-28-3078 Texas


Lucy Ann (Sanders) Whorton
Nov 30, 1883 - Sep 25, 1979

Lucy A. Sanders Whorton

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs.
Lucy Whorton, 95, resident of Blooming Grove, who died Tuesday night at Navarro County
Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Leroy Reaves will officiate, with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery.

She joined the Methodist church in 1915.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Theresa Leverett of Grandview, two grandchildren, H.S.
Whorton Jr., and Perry J. Leverett Jr.; and one niece, Mrs. Doug Magee of Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers are Bobby Ralston, Edwin Sheppard, Edwin Moore, J. L. Whorton, Doug Magee, and J. L. McSpadden.

Arrangements are with Ballard Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • TXDI: Whorton Lucy 09-25-1979 NAVARRO F

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Whorton Rites Held

Services were at 10 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Lucy Whorton, 95, resident of Blooming Grove, who died Tuesday night at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.
The Rev. Leroy Reeves officiated, with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery.
She joined the Methodist Church in 1915.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Theresa Leverett of Grandview, two grandchildren, H.S. Whorton Jr. and Perry J. Leverett Jr.; and one niece Mrs. Doug Magee of Blooming Grove.
Pallbearers were Bobby Ralston, Edwin Sheppard, Edwin Moore, J.L. Whorton, Doug Magee, and J.O. McSpadden.
Arrangements were with Ballard Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

The Blooming Grove Times
Wednesday, October 3, 1979
Submitted by Diane Richards


Fay (Farmer) Harrison
Sep 15, 1895 - Sep 26, 1979

Fay Farmer Harrison

Services are pending in Dallas for Mrs. Fay Harrison, resident of Dallas and formerly of
Dawson, who died Wednesday.

She was a resident of Dallas for 40 years, a member of Highland Park Methodist Church, and
the Fifty-Fifty Class. She was a lifelong Methodist, a teacher of young people's Sunday
School classes in First Methodist Church in Beaumont, and in Boston Avenue Church in Tulsa.

She was raised in Dawson, one of four children of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Farmer.

Her husband Hastings Harrison was general director of the YMCA for 23 years and vice
president, and southwestern director of the National Conference of Christians and Jews for 20
years, and for 17 years senior consultant to President Willis M. Tate of Southern Methodist
University. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 14.

Mrs. Harrison is survived by her husband, her daughter Jo Fay Godbey of Dallas, a son, Hubert
J. Harrison of Austin, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • SSDI: FAY HARRISON 15 Sep 1895 Sep 1979 75205 (Dallas, Dallas, TX) 463-78-3494 TX

  • TXDI: Harrison Fay Farmer 09-26-1979 DALLAS F


Tillmon Moore, Jr.
Sep 4, 1926 - Sep 23, 1979

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Renfro Chapel Church of God in Christ for Tillmon
Moore Jr., 53, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday.

Elder D.L. Renfro will officiate, with burial following at Woodland Cemetery.

He was the son of the late Mrs. Essie Moore and Tillmon Moore Sr. He was a veteran of World
War II
and deacon of the church.

Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Adell Moore of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Tena Nixon of
Fort Worth and Mrs. Shirley Bonner of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Ola McDonald and
Mrs. Louise Yeldell, both of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nieces,
nephews, and other relatives.

Quiet hour will be from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home chapel.

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Leroy Thompson
Nov 10, 1906 - May 16, 1979

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church for Leroy Thompson, 73
resident of Corsicana, who was pronounced dead on arrival at Navarro County Memorial Hospital
Wednesday.

Teh Rev. Mason Spriggs will officiate, with burial following at Woodland Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home.

He was a veteran of World War I and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church for several years.

He was born in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Survivors include a step-son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Crawford, several step-
grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Ester Right of Seattle, Wash., a brother, Ernest Right of
Seattle; an aunt, Mrs. Ella Miles of Oklahoma city; and other relatives.

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Benjamin James Hartley
Sep 10, 1930 - May 16, 1979

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove
for Benjamin Hartley, 48, resident of Big Spring, who died in the Big Spring Veterans
Administration Hospital Wednesday. He was a former resident of Corsicana.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

He was born Sept. 10, 1930 at Blooming Grove. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rufus
Hartley and an oil field mechanic.

Survivors include one brother, Curren Hartley of San Antonio.

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Marguerite (Bell) Thomas
Sep 13, 1898 - Feb 21, 1979

Marguerite Bell Thomas

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Ballard Funeral Home for Marguerite B. Thomas, 80,
of Barry, who died at her home Wednesday morning. The Rev. Wes Hafes will officiate, with
burial in Dresden Cemetery.

She is survived by two brothers, Elmer Bell of Oakland, California and Glenn Bell of Barry;
by one sister, Mrs. Earnest Watson of Barry; by four nieces; and by three nephews.

Pallbearers will be John Braley, Richard Watson, Mark Watson, Noel Furra, Doug Furra and
Larry Harris.

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Edna Ruth (Carroll) McNeel
Sep 29, 1914 - Feb 13, 1979

Edna R. McNeel

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Edna R.
McNeel, 64, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at her residence.

The Rev. David Hale will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born Sept 29, 1914 in Navarro County and was a lifelong resident of Corsicana. She
operated a beauty shop for many years, was a member of the Northside Baptist Church and wife
of the late Arthur McNeel.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Kay Andrews and Mrs. Linda Caton, both of Corsicana
and Mrs. Eva Bobalik of Ennis, Mrs. Carole Mahon of Grand Prairie; 14 grandchildren, one
great-grandson, her mother, Mrs. Inda Carroll of Corsicana, four sisters, Mrs. Hazel Pattison, Mrs.
Virginia Kirby, both of Beaumont and Mrs. Lena Thompson of Blooming Grove and Mrs. Bes Gray
of Irving and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Memorials can be made to the Navarro County Association for Retarded Citizens, West Hwy. 31,
Corsicana.

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Helen Faye (Gibson) Hawkins
May 16, 1919 - Jul 31, 2007

Helen Faye (Gibson) Hawkins, 88, of Wichita Falls, Texas, passed away peacefully July 31, 2007 at Hospice of Wichita Falls. She will be sadly missed, but lovingly remembered.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Susan Lankford at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2007at the Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home in Wichita Falls. Interment to follow at Hope Cemetery in Henrietta, Texas.

Helen Hawkins was born May 16, 1919 in Emhouse, Texas to Joseph Calhoun Gibson Sr. and Clemmie Jane (Richards) Gibson.

Survivors include her three sons Jerry Hawkins and wife Margie, of College Station, Texas;
Jack Hawkins and wife Jan, of Fort Worth, Texas: John Hawkins and wife Carole, of Little
Rock, Arkansas; one daughter Linda Ward and husband Larry of Wichita Falls, Texas; one
brother J.C. Gibson, Jr. and wife Arlene of Wichita Falls, Texas. She will also be deeply
missed by her 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, James Claude Hawkins; two sisters,
Nellie Reagan and Opal "Doodle" Lindsey; two brothers, Willie Gibson and Lester Pattison.

She was a loving and dedicated wife and mother to her four children. She provided a stable
background and steady influence throughout the years. We were truly blessed to have a mother
we admired, respected and supported us to achieve our goals in life. A warm woman with a
wonderful sense of humor and a strong sense of family, which can be contributed to her faith
in God and her membership in the Church of Christ.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Rd.,
Wichita Falls, Texas 76310 or Alzheimer's Association.

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Ruby Louise Turner-Perkins
abt 1920 - Jul 6, 2007
 

Ruby Louise Perkins, 87, died Friday, July 6, 2007, in Fort Worth.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today in Pioneer Cemetery with Rev. Kelly Russell,
officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.

Ruby worked in the bakery at Buddie's Supermarket.

Survivors include sons, Vernon Ray Turner of Corsicana, Texas, Raymond Earl Turner of
Lewisville, Texas, and Danny Myrl Perkins of Olney; 11 grandchildren; and 22 great-
grandchildren; sister, Lucille Tamplin of Arlington, Texas; and brother, Melvin Stewart of
Graham

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Herman "June" Otha Barham, Jr.
Jun 8, 1926 - Feb 14, 1983

Herman "June" O. Barham

Herman O. Barham Jr., 56, of Waxahachie, formerly of Blooming Grove, died Monday at the VA Hospital in Dallas. Service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Blooming Grove with the Rev. David Fortner, Blooming Grove Baptist minister, officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. Arrangements are with the Blooming Grove Funeral Home. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lena Mae Barham, Waxahachie; a son, Jim Bob Barham, Irving; two step-sons, Ricky McMullen, Arlington, and Roger McMullen, Haltom City; two daughters, Vickie Jane Wilhoit, Ennis, and Kathy Eakin, Mt. Pleasant; one step-daughter, Patty Brown, Roanoke; nine grandchildren; his father, H. O. Barham Sr., Blooming Grove; four brothers, E. O., Kenneth and Sonny Barham, all of Blooming Grove, and Jerry Barham, Avalon; and one sister, Frances Brown, Wautauga. Pallbearers will include Buford Farish, Larry Farish, Doug Melton, Jake Melton, Chap Mitchell and Jimmy Russell.

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Herman Otha Barham, Sr.
Jun 20, 1898 - Apr 4, 1990

Herman O. Barham

April 5, 1990-Herman Barham, 91, of Corsicana, a former resident of Blooming Grove, died Ajpril 4, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with Dennis Crecielus officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Loretta Davis, in 1974. Survivors include three sons, E. O. Barham and Kenneth Barham, both of Blooming Grove, and Jerry Barham of Avalon; one daughter, Francis Brown of Watauga; one brother, Robert Barham of Corsicana, one sister, Ida Mae Dawson of Blooming Grove; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Pallbearers will be Clovis Haden, E. A. Toten, Alton Adams, Jake Calhoun, Calvin Rasco and Bill Rasco.

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Emma L. (Bowman) Barham
Sep 9, 1876 - Apr 27, 1937

April 29, 1937—Blooming Grove Woman Was Buried There Wednesday Mrs. J. N. Barham, 60, died at her home here Tuesday morning at 4 o'clock and the funeral services were held Wednesday morning from the Central Baptist church with burial in the local cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Blooming Grove; father, Joe Bowman, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. E. D. Thornton, Hillsboro, and Mrs. E. A. Jordan, Blooming Grove; three sons, Hubert F. Barham, Fort Worth; Tom Barham, Cleburne, and Milton Barham, Waco; five sisters, and seven grandchildren.
 

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MRS. J. N. BARHAM BURIED TUESDAY MORNING

Mrs J. N. Barham, aged 59, died at the family home at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Funeral services were held at Central Baptist church Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. P. H. Vercher, pastor of the church. Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery.

Surviving are her husband; three sons, H. F. Barham, Fort Worth; N. C.
Barham, Cleburne; M. B. Barham, Waco; two daughters, Mrs. E. D.
Thornton, Hillsboro; Mrs. Buster Jordan, Blooming Grove.

Mrs. Barham had lived here all her life with the exception of two years. She had been a member of the Baptist church for many years.

The McCormick Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, April 30, 1927
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Effie Priscilla (McClure) Barham
Oct 10, 1879 - Jan 12, 1972
 
Effie P. (McClure) Barham

Corsicana Daily Sun, 13 Jan 1972 Mrs. Barham Blooming Grove—Mrs. Effie P. Barham, 92, a longtime resident of Blooming Grove, died Wednesday afternoon in an Italy nursing home. Funeral will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Blooming Grove Church of Christ with Dennis Crecilus and Dale Gage officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove under the direction of McCormick Funeral Service. Her husband, R. O. Barham, preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Herman Barham and Robert Barham, both of Blooming Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Ella Kennedy and Mrs. Ida Mae Dawson, both of Dallas; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Ella Comer of Blooming Grove.

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  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

  • born Stone Co MO and died Ellis Co TX


Milton Bowman Barham
Oct 20, 1906 - Dec 27, 1955

Wacoan Rites At Blooming Grove
Funeral services for Milton Bowman Barham, 49, Waco cleaning and pressing operator, were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Central Baptist church here.
The rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor, with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Barham died Tuesday noon at the home of a sister, Mrs. Margaret Jordan at Burleson following a five months illness.
Born in the Hackberry community north of Frost he was reared here and had resided in Waco for 23 years.
Surviving are a brother, Hubert Barham, Fort Worth, two sisters, Mrs. Jordan, Burleson and Mrs. E. D. Thornton, Hillsboro, and other relatives.
Cousins were pallbearers.
McCormick Funeral Services directed.

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Wacoan Rites At
Blooming Grove
BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 28.- (Spl.)—Funeral services for Milton Bowman Barham, 49, Waco cleaning and pressing operator, were held Wednesday at 3 p. m. from the Central Baptist church here.
The rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor, with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery.
Barham died Tuesday noon at the home of a sister, Mrs. Margaret Jordan at Burleson following a five months illness.
Born in the Hackberry community north of Frost, he was reared here and had resided in Waco for 23 years.
Surviving are a brother, Hubert Barham, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Jordan, Burleson, and Mrs. E. D. Thornton, Hillsboro, and other relatives.
Cousins were pallbearers.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Jonell Lynn (Jenkins) White
Jan 24, 1967 - Aug 5, 2007

Jonell Lynn Jenkins White, 40, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, in Corsicana.

Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating.

She was born Jan. 24, 1967, in Milwaukee, Wis.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Ike Jenkins; grandfather, Alfred Thomas; and grandmother, Lauretta Thomas.

Survivors include her father, David Jenkins; mother, Carole Jenkins; father of her children, Kyle White; sons, Lucas White and Jacob White; sisters, Carrie Todd and husband Dale and their children of Corsicana, and Stacie Roseborough and husband Melvin of Waco; grandmother, Opha Jenkins of Bells; nephews, Michael Conner of Bells and Chris Conner of Frisco; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Frances (Keathley) Lucas
Jan 23, 1919 - Aug 5, 2007

Frances Keathley Lucas

Frances Keathley Lucas, 88, of Clover, S.C., died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, at White Oak Manor, York, S.C.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Clover with the Rev. Ervin Plowden Jr. officiating.

Mrs. Lucas was born Jan. 23, 1919, in Frost to the late Alva M. and Pearl West Keathley.

Survivors include her husband, Victor E. Lucas of Clover, S.C.; two daughters, Suzanne L. Robinson and Andrea Lucas of Clover, S.C.; one son, Victor Lucas of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; and one grandchild.

The family will receive friends following the memorial service. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 124 Bethel St., Clover, SC 29710.

Arrangements by M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, Clover, S.C.

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Shada Ann (Puckett) Gerganess
Aug 31, 1932 - Aug 2, 2007

Shada Ann Puckett Gerganess, 74, of Denton, former resident of Corsicana, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at Centennial Medical Center in Frisco.

She was born Aug. 31, 1932, in Little Elm to I.T. and Mary Elizabeth (Mullen) Puckett. She was a graduate of Denton High School and a retired bookkeeper in the oil and gas industry.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, in the chapel of Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home, 705 N. Locust, Denton, with Jimmy Carl Christian officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Gerganess is survived by a daughter, Melinda Legrand of Lewisville; son, Lanny Hooper of Denton; mother, Betty Young of Denton; sister, Charlotte McFarlin of Arlington; brothers, Norman Puckett of Denton and Ira Puckett of Sachse; and grandchildren, Claire Legrand and Drew Legrand.

She was preceded in death by her father and a sister Delores Hutcheson.

Arrangements by Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home, Denton.

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Andrew Morris McCann
abt 1915 - Apr 5, 1989

Andrew M. McCann
Andrew Morris McCann, 74, of Streetman died
April 5, 1989 in Baylor Hospital in Dallas.
Services are 2p.m. Saturday in Corley Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Grayson Glass and Michael Connell officiating. Masonic graveside rites will be conducted at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman.
He was born August 30, 1914 in Winkler, the youngest Child of Andrew M. and Lula McCann. He had retired to Streetman after living in Dallas and DeSoto for 30 years.
He was a former DeSoto city councilman and served on the Zoning and Electrical board. He was a member of the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce and was honored with their Outstanding Man Over 35 Award in 1973. He was also presented the DeSoto Distinguished Service Award four straight years from 1970-73.
He was instrumental in forming the DeSoto Baseball Association in 1965 and served as a coach from 1965-69. He was also involved in the DeSoto FFA.
He was a Master Mason in the Winkler Masonic Lodge and served as Worshipful Master. He was a member of the Scottish Rite-32nd Degree, a member of the Hella Temple of Dallas and Eastern Star No. 118 in Corsicana. He was a master electrician and a member of the IBEW Local No. 59 for 42 years.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth Chandler McCAnn of Streetman; three daughters, Elizabeth Ann Phillips of Dallas, Marcelyn Guinn of DeSoto, and Shirley Gee of Germantown, Tenn; two sons-law Robert J. Phillips and Jerry D. Gee; six grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Mark Phillips, Kevin Gee, Ronnie Chandler, Ray McCann, Jack McCann and Esco McCann. Honorary pallbearers
will be Justin Gee, Lyle Chandler, Paul McCann, Gene McCann, Buddy Rash and Freddie Rash.

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Dorothy Bragg
Aug 5, 1907 - Apr 13, 1994

Dorothy Bragg

Mrs. Dorothy Bragg, 86, of Fairfield, died April 13, 1994 at her residence.
Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at the Capps Chapel, with Rev. Fred Long officiating. Burial will be in the Stewards Mill Cemetery.
She was born Aug. 5, 1907 in Freestone County, Texas. She was a schoolteacher. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Fairfield Chapter Number 331; the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Merak Temple; Daughters of the Nile, Freestone County Historical Society; and the First United Methodist Church of Fairfield.
Survivors include, one sister, Angie May Bonner of Fairfield; one niece; and two nephews.

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Weldon T. Smith
abt 1917 - Feb 1988

Graveside services were held Tuesday afternoon at Saint Elmo Cemetery for Winkler native Weldon T. Smith, 71, of Dallas who died Sunday in Dallas.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Saint Elmo Cemetery in Winkler with Marlon Vaughn officiating.
Pallbearers were Larry Smith, Jerry Knight, Benny Pillans, Earl Minze and Preston Bonner.
Mrs. Smith is survived by his second wife, Carolyn; and a step daughter, Sara Elizabeth; a sister, Mrs. Joe Willard; his mother, Mrs. Ed Smith, Jr., and several nieces and nephews.

Fairfield Recorder-February 11, 1988

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Glynn Edward Bivins
Oct 9, 1933 - Sep 5, 1991

Glynn E. Bivins

Glynn E. Bivins, 57, of Corsicana, died September 5, 1991, at the Twilight Nursing Home.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr., officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his grandmother, Nora Childers of Corsicana; and two uncles, Jesse Childers of Corsicana and J. C. Childers of Orange.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Sep 5, 1991

  • TXBI: BIVINS GLYNN EDWARD 1933 10 9 NAVARRO male Mother: CHILDRESS AUBREY Father: BIVINS GRADY HOWARD

  • TXDI: Bivins Glynn Edwin 09-05-1991 NAVARRO Male
    SSDI: GLYNN E BIVINS 09 Oct 1933 Sep 1991 (not specified) (none specified) 461-21-6710 Texas


Dora (Gibson) Oliver
Jun 6, 1892 - Dec 29, 1984

Dora Oliver

Mrs. Dora Oliver, 92, of Fairfield died Saturday in Fairfield.
Service was to be 2 p.m. today at Griffin Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Mike Kerzee officiating. Burial will be in Birdston Cemetery.
Two brothers, Joel Gibson of Dallas and Doyle Gibson of Cedar Hill, and a number of nieces and nephews survive her.
Pallbearers were Ray DuBose, Charles Gregory, Jack Robinson, Jimmy Rutherford, Loyd Robinson and L. T. McKissack.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 31, 1984

  • SSDI: DORA OLIVER 06 Jun 1892 - Dec 1984 75840 (Fairfield, Freestone, TX) (none specified) 467-28-1574 TX

  • TXDI: Oliver Dora Gibson 12-29-1984 FREESTONE F


Don Carrel Wiyninger
Mar 4, 1929 - Jan 19, 1987
 

Don C. Wiyninger

Don C. Wiyninger, 57, of Streetman died Monday at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are with Ben V. Hunter Funeral Home in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Wiyninger of Streetman; a daughters, Patricia Creech of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a son Michael Wiyninger of Oklahoma City, Okla; three brothers and six sisters, all of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and two grandchildren.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Jan 19, 1987

  • TXDI: Wiyninger Don Carrel 01-19-1987 FREESTONE Male

  • SSDI: DON WIYNINGER 04 Mar 1929 - Jan 1987 75859 (Streetman, Freestone, TX) 75859 (Streetman, Freestone, TX) 446-26-6718 Oklahoma


John D. Haney, Sr.
Oct 9, 1889 - Feb 2, 1981

John D. Haney

John D. Haney, 91, of Corsicana died Monday at Paulyne’s Convalescent Home.
A native of Navarro County, he lived in Corsicana 60 years. He operated the Haney Grocery Store for many years and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.
Services were to be Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Calvin Francis officiating. Burial in Resthaven Memorial Park, with Corley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife Mrs. John D. Haney, of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Sannon of Minnesota, and Mrs. Howard Parker of Dallas; two sons, Col. Richard Haney of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Johnny Haney of Lake Charles, la; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were T. G. Haynes, Thelbert Percival, Charles Allen, Slater Land, Hoyt Blackman and Wesley Batchelor.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb 4, 1981

  • TXDI: Haney John D 02-02-1981 NAVARRO Male

  • SSDI: JOHN HANEY 09 Oct 1889 Feb 1981 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 454-64-1299 Texas

  • h/o Mary (French) Haney, buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, TX


Leotie Ozell "Otie" (Bell) Moore
Apr 4, 1894 - Feb 14, 1988

Otie Bell Moore

Mrs. Otie Bell Moore, 93, of Corsicana, died Feb. 14, 1988 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Frank Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery.
She was a native of Frost, a member of Saint Luke’s Methodist Church and had worked at P. Samuel’s clothing store for 30 years. She is survived by a daughter, Mildred Duncan of Corsicana; two grandchildren; two sisters, Bessie Hayes and Gladys Bishop, both of Corsicana; nieces and nephews.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb 15, 1988

  • TXDI: Moore Leotie Ozell 02-14-1988 NAVARRO F

  • SSDI: OTIE B MOORE 04 Apr 1894 - 14 Feb 1988 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 453-10-2648 TX


Willie Irene Allmon
Dec 10, 1893 - Nov 26, 1987

Mrs. Willie O. Allmon

Mrs. Willie O. Allmon, 93, of Streetman, died Thursday at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.
Service is 2 p.m. Saturday at the Presbyterian Church in Streetman, with the Rev. James Cook officiating. Burial is in Birdston Cemetery.
Arrangements are through Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Survivors are a son, Willis Allmon of Houston; three daughters-in-law, June Allmon of Streetman, Shirley Allmon of Columbus, Texas and Bonnie Allmon of DeSoto; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.
Pallbearers are John W. Grizzard, L. T. McKissack, H. W. Milner, A.K. McGilvery, H.P. Bonner and Clyde Rawlings.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Nov 27,1987

  • SSDI: WILLIE J ALLMON 10 Dec 1893 - 26 Nov 1987 (V) 75859 (Streetman, Freestone, TX) (none specified) 459-14-5435 TX

  • TXDI: Allmon Willie Irene 11-26-1987 FREESTONE F

  • Wife of Willis O'Neal Allmon


Edith Lee (Jeffries) Harris
Mar 15, 1897 - Jan 30, 1988

Edith L. Harris

Edith L. Harris, 90, of Winkler died Jan. 30, 1988 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at the New Hope Baptist Church in
Winkler. The Rev. A. C. Corley will officiate. Burial will be in the St Elmo Cemetery. Corley Funeral Home is in Charge of arrangements.
She was a life-long resident of Winkler. Her husband, Arthur K. Harris, preceded her in death in 1945.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Freddie Halamik of Dallas; four grandsons, two grand daughters, seven great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Charles B. Knight, Jerry Knight, Gene Knight, Phil Pillans, Bennie Pillans and Roddy Ferguson.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb 1, 1988

  • TXDI: Harris Edith Lee 01-30-1988 NAVARRO Female


Dovie Lee Reed
Apr 27, 1903 - Nov 11, 1985

Mrs. Dovie Lee Reed, 81, of Dallas and former resident of Roane, died Monday in Dallas.
Service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be at St Elmo Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman G. Reed, October 29, 1981.
Survivors include a son, Jim Reed of Dallas; a sister, Kate Farmer of Corsicana; a grandson Jason Reed of Dallas; and a great granddaughter, Nicole Reed of Dallas.
Pallbearers are Earl Ogburn, Billy Graves, Jim Parker, Charles Frazier, Lee Holsey and Ronnie Ogburn.
Honorary pallbearers are R. T. Gowan, Garland Gray and Donald McCreary.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun  - Nov 12. 1985

  • SSDI: DOVIE REED 27 Apr 1903 Nov 1985 75246 (Dallas, Dallas, TX) 450-48-7649 TX


Jimmy Wayne Bass
abt 1961 - Mar 7, 1988

Jimmy Wayne Bass, 27, of Winkler, died March 7, 1988 in Winkler.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cross Roads Baptist Church with the Revs. Hamp Manning and Don Sutton officiating. Burial will be in the Holly Spring Cemetery.
Foster and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline Bass.
Survivors include his wife, Kim Bass of Winkle; his father, Arriel Bass of Cayuga; a brother, Charles “Bubba” Bass of Cross Rods; a sister, Carolyn parks of Athens; and grandmothers, Mrs. Charlie Jack of Corsicana and Mrs. Gertrude Medford of Waco.
Pallbearers will be Billy Dodson, Doul Hall, Jimmy Carnish, Robert Martinez and James Waren.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Mar 8, 1988

  • TXDI: Bass Jimmy Wayne 03-07-1988 FREESTONE M


Charlie Pinkney Platt
Aug 10, 1906 - Sep 27, 1985

Charlie Platt, 79, of Wortham died Friday morning at Wortham Hospital.
Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday in the New Hope Baptist Church in the Winkler Community. Officiating will be the Rev. Joe Wilbanks, assisted by Gary Mauldin and Dan Layne. Burial will be at the St Elmo Cemetery under the direction of Porter and Holmes Funeral Home.
Born August 10, 1906 in Freestone County, Platt was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and a retired farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Bertie Platt of Wortham; a daughters and son-in-law, Mr. And Mrs. Johnny Bounds of Wortham; two sisters, Eva Ferguson of Corsicana and Clara Smith of Springtown; two grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Guy Anderson, Preston Bonner Roddy Ferguson, Fill Fitch, John Massey and Wayne Pillans.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Sep 27, 1985

  • TXDI Platt Charlie Pinkney 09-27-1985 FREESTONE Male

  • SSDI: CHARLIE PLATT 10 Aug 1906 Sep 1985 75859 (Streetman, Freestone, TX) (none specified) 457-36-0289 Texas


J. C. Burleson
Jul 15, 1913 - Oct 4, 1989

J. C. Burleson

J. C. Burleson, 76, of Houston, died Oct. 4,1989 in Fairfield.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Marlon Vaughan officiating. Burial will be in the St Elmo Cemetery.
He was born July 15, 1913 in Fairfield, and lived in Houston for 50 years. He was a retired manager of Allbritton Cafeteria in Houston, where he had been a manager for many years, and a member of the Second Baptist Church in Houston.
Survivors include his wife, Katherleen Burleson of Houston, one brother, V.P. Burleson of Streetman; two sisters Bettie Palms of Corsicana and Hazel Clark of Mabank; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Sam Clark, Freddie Gene Rash, Rexie Lee Folmar, Brent Folmar, Wayne Pillans, Robert Pillans, Bill Shelton and Harry Hughes.

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James Wiley "Jimmy" McCammon
Oct 5, 1910 - Oct 4, 1989

Jimmy McCammon

Jimmy McCammon, 78, of Corsicana, died Oct. 4., 1989 at his residence.
Service will be at 2 p. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery with Carl Utley officiating.
McCammon was born Oct.5, 1910 in Corsicana, where he had resided with the exception of six years he lived in Austin. He continued to maintain a residence in Corsicana while in Austin. He graduated from Corsicana High School [1928], a pre-medical course at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and the school of Mortuary Science-Dallas. He was employed with McCammon Funeral Home from 1930-1965, went to work at the Texas State Board of Morticians as an investigator and field representative Oct. 1, 1967, and made executive secretary of the State Board of Morticians as of March 1, 1974. He retired Jan. 1, 1980. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church; a deacon; past president of the Board of Deacons Third Avenue Presbyterian Church; chairman of the Committee to Study Feasibility of Consolidations with First Presbyterian Church; Presi8dent Corsicana Rotary Club 1953-1954; past president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce; member Governor James Allred’s Committee of 100 For Traffic Safety. He also served at a Lt. Col. In Alabama State Militia after being appointed by Gov. Wallace Dec. 19, 1967, and was a licensed instructor/trainer in first aid for the American Red Cross during World War II. He was also a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity (50 year member) initiated by Alpha ETA Chapter; Secretary Treasurer George Washington University, Washington, D. C.; affiliated with Kappa Sigma Chapter while in SMU; and was a past chancellor commander Knight of Pythias-Corsicana Lodge.
Survivors include a wife, Louise McCammon of Corsicana; and a sister Mrs. A. R. McElwrath of Houston.
Pallbearers will be Victor D. Howell, June P. Clark, Luther C. Boswell, Fred Rasmussen, Vernon Clark, Joe P. Marsh, Odell Green, George Walker and Jay Payne.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Mike McElwrath, Erwin McGraw, C. J. Green and Bud Curington.

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Sue P. Sisco
Nov 7, 1905 - May 28, 1992

Sue P. Sisco, 86, of Corsicana, died May 28, 1992, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 7,1905 in Crockett. She was a member of the First Methodist Church.
She graduated from Baylor University 1928 and taught school with the Corsicana Independent School District.
She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Confederacy and Daughters of the Republic of Texas. .
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Sisco, Dec. 18, 1983.
Survivors include one son, Jack Sisco of Dallas, one cousin, Alline Miller of Oakwood, Texas; one niece, Mary Sue Gooch of McGregor, Texas; one grandson, Jeff Sisco of Wilton, Wash; one granddaughter, Sue Ann Morris of Dallas, and six great-grandchildren.

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William Gordon Lewis
abt 1920 - Sep 28, 1989

W. G. (Gordon) Lewis, 69, of Streetman, died Sept. 28, 1989 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Temple.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will follow in St Elmo Cemetery.
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Oma Lee Lewis of Streetman; two sons, Kenneth Lewis of Streetman and Ronny Lewis of Corsicana; three grandchildren; one sister, Mozelle Carmichael of Tulsa Okla.; four brothers, Donald Lewis of Streetman, Mack Lewis of Montgomery Ala., and Bobby Lewis of Houston.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Metcalf, Bobby Metcalf, Don Caruthers, Mike Roberts, Don Sawyer and Charlie Sawyer.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lester Sawyer, Lloyd Robinson, Clyde Sawyer, Charlie Folmar, V. V. Pickens, Jeff Lewis, Kenneth Roberts.

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Vera Slade
Dec 24, 1896 - Jul 26, 1986

Mrs. Vera Slade, 89, of Streetman died Saturday July 26, 1986. She was born December 24, 1896.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Corley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Birdston Cemetery.
A housewife and a private nurse, Mrs. Slade had lived in Streetman for 82 years. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include a daughter, Annie Ruth Peeler of Malakoff; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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Bessie Bluitt
abt 1887 - Oct 29, 1994


Mrs. Bessie Bluttt

Mrs. Bessie Bluitt, 107, of Winkler, died Oct. 29, 1994 at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center.
Visitation will be 1 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas Chapel A. M. E. Church in Streetman.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bethel A. M. E. Church in Dallas. Burial will be in the Greenbriar Cemetery in Winkler, under the direction of the Angelic Funeral Home in Dallas.
Survivors include one son, Richard Bluitt of Dallas and other relatives.

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Jimmy Alford Worthy
Nov 16, 1906 - Aug 28, 1982

J. A. Worthy
J. A. Worthy, 76, of Corsicana died Saturday, August 28, 1982 at Navarro Memorial Hospital.
Services will be Monday, 2 p.m., Coley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Elvis Egge officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park, with Corley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
A native of Miles, he had lived in Corsicana 57 years. He was a farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Worthy, of Corsicana; one daughter, Mary Ann McColpin, of Houston; and one grandson, Kelly McColpin, of Houston.

Pallbearers will be Zane Stities, John Slate, James Owens, Frank Marx, Stanley Worthy, Ed Wendorf, Jr., Frank Aguado and Zearl Robinson.
 

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun-Aug 29, 1982

  • TXDI: Jimmie Alford Worthy, 08-28-1982, Navarro Co., TX
  • SSDI: Jimmie Worthy, 16 Nov 1906, Aug 1982

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J. A. Worthy

Farmer Is Found Dead In His Field Monday Afternoon
J. A. Worthy Died From Stroke Apoplexy Is Corner’s Verdict

J. A. Worthy farmer aged 68 years, was found dead in a field five miles east of Corsicana Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock. J. L. Cox, justice of the peace returned a corner’s verdict of death from apoplexy.
Mr. Worthy resided on the Ab King farm. He had been in the corn field with others who were working was thought to have gone to his house. His body was discovered some time later.
Surviving are his wife, one son J. A. Worthy Jr. of Corsicana; two brothers, M. W. Worthy of Bird, and I W. Worthy of Avalon; and three sisters, Mrs. A. C. Southard of Avalon, Mrs. Minnie Rose of Bardwell, and Mrs. Zonie Mauldon of Voss.
Funeral services were held from the family home Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock and interment was made in the Grady cemetery near Bardwell. Rev. J. M. Moran, Baptist minister, of Coolidge, conducted the services.
The Funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon funeral home.

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Nancy (Arnold) Caudle
Oct 12, 1938 - Jul 3, 1994

Nancy Arnold Caudle, 55, of Dallas, died July 3, 1994, in Dallas.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, with Rev. Connally Dugger officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
She was born Oct. 12, 1938 in Houston. She was a graduate of Norman Oklahoma High School and attended the University of Oklahoma. She was a member of Kappa-Kappa Gamma.
Survivors include her mother, Ann Farle French Arnold; and several nieces and nephews.

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Mattie Levene (Welch) Melton Smith-Haines
Feb 28, 1890 - Jul 26, 1986

Mattie S. Haines

Mattie Smith Haines, 96, of Dresden, died in Baytown Saturday.
Services are 1 p.m. Monday at the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery; arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
Survivors include two sons, Earl Smith and Carl Smith both of Blooming Grove; a daughter, Rose Jennische of Baytown; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Jul 28, 1986

  • TXDI: Haines Mattie Levene 07-26-1986 HARRIS Femaile


Bessie Elizabeth (Roney) Tidwell
Sep 14, 1904 - Apr 14, 1992

Bessie Roney Tidwell

Bessie Roney Tidwell, 87, of Richland, died April 14, 1992, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Bro. David Franklin officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Cemetery.
She was born September 14, 1904. She was a homemaker and a member of the Richland Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, E. E. (Tate) Tidwell; one son David Tidwell; one daughter, Ann Carroll; and one grandson, Wayne Tidwell.
Survivors include one daughter, Helen Glass of Richland; three sons, Howard Tidwell of Ennis; Douglas Tidwell of Richland and Joe Tidwell of Mesquite; eleven grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; one sister Myrtice Strickland and one brother, Walker Roney both of Clovis, Calif.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Laverne Roney, Buddy Robinson, Denis Laza, Darrell Shelton, Mark Sanders, and Dough Currin.
Honorary pallbearers are Jay Tidwell, Mike Glass, Leslie Tidwell, Gary Tidwell and Jeff Carroll.

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  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Apr 15, 1992

  • SSDI: BESSIE R TIDWELL 14 Sep 1904 14 Apr 1992 76681 (Richland, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 459-28-1790 Texas

  • TXDI: Tidwell Bessie Elizabeth 04-14-1992 NAVARRO Female


Agnes G. Ferguson
Mar 4, 1909 - Jul 2, 1994

Agnes Ferguson, 85, of Corsicana, died July 2, 1994 at the Corsicana Nursing Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in Cade Cemetery in Streetman.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Ferguson and her son, Garland Ferguson.
Survivors include two sons, Harry Ferguson of Buffalo, Texas, and Larry Ferguson of Cleburne, Texas; two daughters, Peggy Blancet of Corsicana and Ruth McCutchen of McKinney, Texas; eight grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Johnny Massey, Homer Paul Bonner, Mike Bass, Paul Ferguson, Harvey Smith, Brian Payne, Robert O’Dell and Ernie Ferguson.

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  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Jul 4, 1994

  • TXDI: Ferguson Agnes Layce 07-02-1994 NAVARRO Female

  • SSDI: AGNES G FERGUSON 04 Mar 1909 02 Jul 1994 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 465-04-8516 Texas


Mildred Cleo (Moore) Duncan
Dec 23, 1913 - Feb 18, 1990

Mildred Duncan

Mildred Moore Duncan, 76, of Corsicana, died Feb. 18, 1990, at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Frost Cemetery with the Rev. A. L. Cronk officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Dec. 23, 1913, in Frost, and had lived in Corsicana for 30 years. She was a genealogist with the Corsicana Public Library, and helped many families with their genealogy. She was a member of St Luke United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Le Otie Ovelle Moore in 1988, and her brother, Pete Moore in 1978.
Survivors include her husband Barney Duncan of Ogden, Utah; one nephew, Nicky Moore of Carrollton; one niece, Nancy Alana Johnson of Star Harbor; one aunt, Zella Shanks of Waco; and numerous cousins.
The family will receive visitors at Corley Funeral Home between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. tonight.

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Mac Ed Baker
Oct 9, 1917 - Jun 28, 1994

Mac Ed Baker, 76, of Fairfield died June 28, 1994 in Temple.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfield, with the Rev. Terry Skinner officiating. Burial will be in Steward’s Mill Cemetery under the direction of Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield.
He was born Oct 9, 1917 in Freestone County. He was a retired business owner and rancher. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No 102 A.F. and A.M. and VFW Post 5872. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Edna Baker; four brothers, Julius, Andrew, Lester, and Jake Barker; and one sister, Sallie Mae McAdams.
Survivors include his wife, Ada Baker of Fairfield; three daughters, Christine Easterling, and Ludy Talley, both of Fairfield; and Mackie Bonner of Lorena; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren; and one brother Ruben Baker of Madisonville.

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Willie Lee Robinson
Jan 2, 1934 - Jun 29, 1994

Willie Robinson

Willie Robinson, 60, of Corsicana, died June 29, 1994, at his residence.
Funeral services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldean Robinson of Corsicana; one son, Charles Robinson of Corsicana; one brother, Benny Joe Robinson of Retreat; five sisters, Helen Bryant, Lorene Napps, Erlene Reagan, Imogene Elmore and Shirely Garrett, all of Corsicana; two grandchildren; one step grandson; and tow step great grandchildren.

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  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Jun 30, 1994

  • SSDI: WILLIE L ROBINSON 02 Jan 1934 29 Jun 1994 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 457-48-5066 Texas

  • TXDI: Robinson Willie Lee 06-29-1994 NAVARRO M


Nancy Diane Lewis
Nov 2, 1955 - Jun 28, 1994

Nancy Diane Lewis, 38, of Nampa, Idaho, died June 28, 1994 in Grand Jean, Idaho.
Funeral services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Burial will be in the Kerens City Cemetery.

She was a former resident of Corsicana, graduating from Corsicana High School in 1973. She graduated from Baylor University and worked for Child Protective Services in Payette, Idaho. She was a coreman in the U. S. Navy for six years.
Survivors include her mother, Doris Wheeler Lewis of Corsicana; her father, Curtis Lewis of Groesbeck; three sisters, Karen Raley of Huntsville, Connie Estes of Corsicana and Gale Miller of Bryan; and nieces and nephews, Melissa and Bonney Raley of Huntsville, Daniel, David and Jamie Estes of Corsicana and Johnathon and Christopher Miller of Bryan.
Memorial may be made to the Navarro County Protective Service Board, Corsicana, Texas.

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  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Jun 30, 1994

  • SSDI: NANCY D LEWIS 02 Nov 1955 - 28 Jun 1994 454-08-8544 TX


Addie A. Baty
Nov 19, 1912 - Jun 28, 1994

Addie A. Baty, 81, of Cleveland, Texas, died June 28, 1994 in Cleveland.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Thursday at Ricks Funeral Home Chapel in Teague, with Leroy Cooper officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 19,1912 in Freestone County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvis Baty, in 1980 and a son Jerry Glen Baty.
Survivors include one daughter Patsy Ruth Swindell of Cleveland; one son Kenneth Earl Baty of New Caney; three sisters, Ruth Sparkman of Teague, Lorane Rickard of Spring and Bobbie Pease; two brothers, Aaron Beene of Grapeland and Walter Beene; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

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H. O. “Odie” Christian
Dec 13. 1890 - Jul 10, 1992

H. O. “Odie” Christian, 101, of Teague, died July 10, 1992, at Teague Nursing Home.Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Ricks Funeral Home Chapel in Teague, with the Rev. Royce Sanders officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.
He was born Dec. 13, 1890, at Fort Chadbourne, Texas. He was a retired hardware store clerk and a member of the Eighth Avenue Baptist Church. He had lived in Teague since 1942.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Jolly Christian, on Sept 5, 1976, and by four sons.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Arvin Christian of Chander and Odis D. Christian of Kirvin; one daughter Myrtis E. Eubanks of Dallas, 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Deacons of the Eighth Avenue Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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William C. "Sam" Lassiter
Apr 5, 1917 - Jul 11, 1992

William C. Lassiter

William C. (Sam) Lassiter, 75, of Kerens, died July 11, 1992, in Tyler.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens, with the Rev. Larry Burden and the Rev. Van Houser officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.
He was a retired service station operator and a member of the First Baptist Church in Kerens. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a squadron leader for the U. S. Army in the infantry Division and received a Purple Heart.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Mamie Pelham, and one brother Jesse Lassiter.
Survivors include his wife, Lorene Lassiter of Kerens; two sons, Sammy Lassiter of Tyler, and David Buddy Lassiter of Kerens; four grandchildren; one sister, Louella Lassiter of Corsicana; and three brothers, Tom Lassiter and Brice Lassiter, both of Corsicana and Delbert Lassiter of Victoria, Texas

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Troy Oliver Sprott
Oct 17, 1921 - Oct 31, 1994

Troy O. Sprott
Troy O. Sprott, 73, of Corsicana, died Oct. 31, 1994, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Russell Bankes and Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in Birdston Cemetery in Streetman.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Sprott of Corsicana; two daughters and sons in law, Susan and Eddie Denbow of Corsicana and Linda and Mike Martin of Abilene; one brother, Garland Sprott of Alpine; three sisters, Pearl Sharp of Little Rock, Ark, Clara Smith of Easley, S. C. and Ruby Franklin of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and one sister in law Georgia Sprott of Conway Ark.
Pallbearers will be Jimi Denbow, Troy Denbow, Paige Martin, Courtney Martin, Eddie Denbow and Mike Martin.

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  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Nov 2, 1994

  • SSDI: TROY O SPROTT 17 Oct 1921 Oct 1994 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 457-24-5248 TX

  • TXDI: Sprott Troy Oliver 10-31-1994 NAVARRO Male


Michael Ray Windham, Sr.
May 13, 1948 - Oct 31, 1994

M. R. Windham Sr
Michael Ray Windham Sr, 46, died Oct 31. 1994 at the Arlington Memorial Hospital.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Donnelly’s Colonial Chapel in Irving. Burial will be in Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana.
He was born May 13, 1948 in Dallas to Lewis Jackson and Alice Vernon Donnell Windham. He was married to Katherine Ann Wad on Sept. 17, 1988 in Euless, Texas. He was an electrician for eight years for David Riddle Electric in Carrollton.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Windham of Fort Worth; three sons, Michael Windham of Sanger, Texas and Kevin Bailey and Darrell Bailey both of Fr Worth; one brother Don Windham of Athens, one niece, Stacy Lynn Windham of Athens and one nephew James Lewis Windham of Athens.

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  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Nov 2, 1994

  • TXDI: Windham Michael Ray SR 10-31-1994 TARRANT M


Peggy Jane (Lee) Lowe
Oct 21, 1940 - Oct 31, 1994

Peggy J. Lowe

Peggy J. Lowe of Corsicana died Oct. 31, 1994 in Corsicana.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Resthaven Memorial Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
She was born Oct 21, 1940 in Merced, Calif.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Lowe of Corsicana; two sons and daughters in law, Charles and Brenda Lowe and Stephen and Jack Lewis, all of Corsicana; one daughter and son in law Michael and Terri Franks of Tyler; three brothers and sisters in law, Ronnie and Robbie Lee, Lonnie and Donna Lee and Bobby and Lilly Lee, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Wanda Honea of Corsicana and Nellie Hartford of Toledo, Ohio; her mother Ethel Lee of Corsicana and 11 grandchildren.

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