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Deborah Gail (Moore) Roper
Jun 29, 1954 - Aug 26, 2008

Deborah Gail Roper, 54, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born June 29, 1954, in Corsicana to Raz and Wanda Nichols Moore. She is survived by husband Bill Roper of Eureka, father Raz Moore of Waco, mother Wanda Holloway of Corsicana, son Jason Roper of Eureka, daughter Christie Davis James of Midland, brother Mark Holloway of Galveston, sister Danita Holloway of Corsicana, and grandchildren Adam, Anna and Alisha. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Burial will follow at Eureka Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Davis, Mike McCarter, Frank Hignett, David Ybarra, Danny Ray Nichols and James Marrs. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jimmie Arvel Keele
Nov 23, 1935 - Aug 30, 2008

Jimmie Keele, 72, of Kerens passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brian Ware, Terry Kelm, Derek Kamp, Emmett Clemons, Bobby Bain, Norton Conner, Gary Don Jennings and Mike Jennings. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Paschal, Eddie McNeese, Larry Fields, Willie Tolliver, Tim Crawford and Mozelle Langley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Ruth Keele; nephew, Bobby Dunagan; grandson, Steven Jennings, and son-in-law, Gary Deagen. Survivors include his wife, Melba Keele of Kerens; daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Conner Jennings of Kerens; daughter, Marsha Deagen of Ennis; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Traci Keele of Kerens; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Robert Dunagan of Elkhart; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens. ∞

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Betty Ruth (Dunagan) Jackson-Brunton
Dec 28, 1944 - Sep 2, 2008

Betty Ruth Brunton went to meet the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008. She was born in Corsicana on Dec. 28, 1944, and lived most of her life in the Corsicana area. Betty lived a wonderful life with her loving husband Dennis Brunton, who preceded her in death. She was a loving and supportive mother. Betty was very close to her sisters, Pat and Debra, and was a big part of their lives. She was a great, big sister who always set a positive example of hard work and independence. She was loved by all who knew her and will be dearly missed. Betty earned her LVN degree and assisted Dr. C. L. Gary in Corsicana for many years. She later graduated with honors from Navarro College with a RN degree. She worked primarily as a surgical nurse until her retirement. Betty was preceded in death by her mother Mae Dunagan, husband Dennis Brunton and brother Billy Earl Jackson. She is survived by her father, Otis Dunagan of Corsicana; son, Jason Brunton and wife Rebekah of Austin; stepsons, Gary Brunton and wife Linda of Mildred and Donnie Brunton of Retreat; sisters, Patricia Doss and Debra Hardin of Corsicana; brothers, Kenneth Dunagan and wife Sandy of Angus and Paul Dunagan and wife Gina of Dallas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Rufus Nutt officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Condred Roberts, Jerry Davis, Cal Dunagan, Daniel Dunagan, Kenny Dunagan and Corey Morelock. A gathering of family and friends for lunch will be held after the funeral at 3032 Hillsdale, Corsicana. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ruby Odom "Inez" Gorden
Feb 21, 1927 - Sep 3, 2008

Ruby Odom "Inez" Gorden
Ruby “Inez” Odom Gorden was born Feb. 21, 1927, in Corsicana and joined her beloved husband Billy D. Gorden Sr. and the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.Inez was loved by so many, and will be missed greatly by all who knew her. Inez was a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, but most of all she was a loving Christian person that touched the lives of so many. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Inez loved and cherished her friends and family. Inez enjoyed fishing, camping, arrowhead hunting and working in her yard. She was a dedicated wife of 60 years and a hard working homemaker and mother of three sons that she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her father and mother, Rube and Grace; and brother, Lenorald Odom. Inez is survived by her sons, Billy D. Jr. and Nelda Gorden, Donald Wayne and Joyce Gorden, and Rodney Lee and Mona Gorden; grandchildren, Terry, Tim, Tony, and Chris Gorden, Donald Jr., Patrick and Amber Gorden, and Lance and Laury Gorden; great-grandchildren, Justin, Brittany, Megan, Cross, Christian, Josh, Jody, Maura, Logan, Kaitlin, Colton, Tatum, Makayla, Laynie, Delayna, Peyton, Lawson, Addyson and Kyndall; great-great-grandchildren, Elijah, Heath, Hannah and Michael; brother, Ron Odom and his wife Marsha; sister, Todd Whitfield and husband Ray; sister-in-law, Peggy Odom; brothers-in-law, Ray Dean Gorden and his wife Mary, Elton Gorden and his wife Nancy, and Raymond Gorden and his wife Patsy; and sister-in-law, Daisy Scruggs. A special thanks to Dr. John D. Updegrove and nurses of Hospice of Cedar Lake, Shawnda and Gloria. The family asks that in lieu of flowers please send donations to Hospice of Cedar Lake, 625 N. Main St., Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Dora (Johnson) Turner
Dec 05, 1882 - Jan 08, 1974

Mrs. Turner
Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. C. B. (Dora) Turner, 91, of Houston, who died Tuesday in Houston. Burial will be at Pattison Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. R. C. Spears of Houston; two sons, Leroy Turner of Farmington, N. M. And R. E. Turner of Carrollton; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Will Johnson of Corsicana and Hugh Johnson of Houston.

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Mrs. Turner

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. C. B. (Dora) Turner, 91, of Houston, who died Tuesday in Houston. Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated, and burial was at Pattison Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, two sons, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two brothers.

Pallbearers include Claude Maggard, Frank Seely, Doyle Collins, W. P. Gleason, W. A. Harper Jr., and Charles A. Turner.

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Lee Roy Turner
Dec 28, 1905 - Mar 30, 1983

Lee Roy Turner
Lee Roy Turner, 77, of Farmington, NM, died Wednesday is Farmington.
Graveside service is Monday, 1:30 p.m. At Pattison Cemetery with the Rev. B. F. Risinger officiating.
Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.
He was a native of Emhouse and retired accountant for an oil company.
Survivors include his wife, Ina Louise Turner, of Farmington, NM, two sons, Robert Turner, of Lubbock, James Turner of Chandler, Ariz., one grandchild and one sister, Minnie Mae Spears, of Houston.

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Verlie Bell (Allen) Turner
Dec 09, 1911 - Oct 11, 1989

Verlie Turner
Verlie Allen Turner, 77, died Oct. 11, 1989 while visiting in Greensboro, NC.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Carrollton. Weilland-Rhoton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Pattison Cemetery at 2 p.m. Saturday.
She was born Dec. 9, 1911 in Emhouse.
Survivors include two daughters, Patsy Gleason of Jacksboro and Sandra Harper of De Soto; one son, Charles Turner of Greensboro, NC; three sisters, Willie Owen of Waxahachie, Marie Adams of Beaumont, and Christine Luther of Corsicana; four brothers, James Ray of Redondo Beach, CA, Garvis Ray of Midland; Olive Ray of Waco and Clarence Ray of Las Cruses, NM; five grandsons, one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Robert Elton Turner
Oct 20, 1911 - Sept 4, 1979

Robert Turner
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Carrollton for Robert Elton Turner, 67, resident of Carrollton, who died Tuesday night in Carrollton.
The Rev. Wayne Allen and Dr. Fred A. White will officiate.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pattison Cemetery at Emhouse.
The Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate.
Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.
He was born Oct. 20, 1911 at Emhouse.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Verline Allen Turner of Carrollton; three children, Mrs. Patsy Gleason of Mesquite, Mrs. Sandra Harper of DeSoto and Charles Turner of Arlington, five grandsons and one granddaughter, a brother, Lee Roy Turner of New Mexico and a sister, Minnie Mae Spears of Houston.

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Earl J. Brown
Apr 22, 1901 - Dec 18, 1979

Man's death ruled suicide
A 78-year-old Corsicana man died late Tuesday morning after shooting himself in the right temple, according to police.
Earl J. Brown, 2304 W. Fourth Ave., was found in the front yard by him wife, Fay. Mrs. Brown told police she went looking for her husband after he had failed to come into the house after warming up their car.
A .22 caliber revolver was found near the man's right foot.
Justice of the Peace G. W. O'Neal ruled the death a suicide.
The woman told police her husband had been feeling despondent for several months because of severe headaches he had been having.
Services were to be held at 2 p.m. Today at the Corley Funeral. The Rev. Richard Moody and the Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. Were to officiate. Burial was to have been in Pattison Cemetery.
Brown was born April 2, 1901, in Navarro County. He was a retired rancher and farmer and was the son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Wallace Brown.
Survivors include his wife, Fay; two sons, Bruce Brown, of Ennis and James Brown of Corsicana; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five brothers, C. H. Brown, of Brownfield, Douglas Brown, of Dumas, W. O. Brown, of California; Gerald Brown, of Ennis, Merrell Brown, of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Carr, of Dallas, and Mrs. Loraine MacCaughtry, of California.
Pallbearers will be C. G. Winn, Frank Seely, Jr., Kenneth Ray, Elzie Armstrong, Clint Bell, and Homer McNabb.

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Charles Booker Turner
Jul 03, 1880 - Jul 05, 1972

Charles Booker Turner
Funeral service will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for C. B. Turner, 92, a resident of Emhouse and native of Mississippi who died Tuesday in Farmers Branch Rev. Gerald Williamson will officiate, and burial will be in Pattison Cemetery. Turner was a retired grocerier and member of the First Baptist Church of Emhouse.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. C. B. Turner of Emhouse; two sons, Leroy Turner of Farmington, N.M. and R. E. Turner of Carrollton; one daughter, Mrs. R. C. Spears of Houston; two brothers, Hughie Turner of Dallas and Walter Turner of Irving; two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Tinkle of Irving and Mrs. Amanda Williams of Houston; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Calvin Turner, W. A. Harper Jr., Frank Seely Jr., Randy Spears, Jim Turner, and Robert Turner. Honorary pallbearers will be Oliver Allen, A. C. Richards, Frank Seely Sr., Will Tallant, Earl Brown, Bill Stewart and Ralph Stell.

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James Frank Tallant
Aug 21, 1893 - Jul 13, 1971

James Frank Tallant
James Frank Tallant, 77, of 1800 N. Beaton in Corsicana, died Tuesday in a Fort Worth hospital. He was a native of Mississippi and a World War I veteran.
Funeral services are to be Thursday at 10 a.m. in Griffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiating. Burial is to be in Pattison Cemetery.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Annie Tallant of Corsicana; three sons, James Ray Tallant of Shamrock, Thomas Roy Tallant of Beenbrook and Billy Frank Tallant of Pursley; two daughters, Mrs. Emma Cole of Ragley, La., and Mrs. Nancy Warren of Navarro Mills; one brother, Will Tallant of Emhouse; one sister, Mrs. Annie Stratton of Oregon; 18 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Grandsons are to be pallbearers.

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John William Tallant
Dec 15, 1891 - Oct 29, 1972

John William Tallant
Funeral services are to be at 4 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel for J. W. Tallant, 80, of Emhouse, who died Sunday at his residence. Rev. Randall McCollum and Rev. Clifford Vick will officiate, and burial will be at Pattison Cemetery.
Tallant was a retired farmer, member of the Emhouse Baptist Church and veteran of World War I. He was a native of New Albany, Miss.
Survivors include his widow of Emhouse; two sons, William Tallant of Fort Worth and Vernon Tallant of Ennis; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Annie Stratton of Portland, Ore.
Pallbearers will be Robert Watkins, Jim Goodman, Owen Jay Anthony, Homer Reames, William Dyess and Willie Fortson.

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William W Wooten
Mar 18, 1922 - Nov 2003

William W Wooten
William W. Wooten, 81, passed away Saturday morning in a Longview care center. He was born in Emhouse on March 18, 1922, to Abraham and Nicie Turner Wooten.
He served his country in the U.S. Army in World War II where he received both a Good Conduct Medal and a Victory Medal.
During his working career, Mr. Wooten worked as a steelworker. He was also a member of the Alpine Church of Christ in Longview.
In addition to his parents, his wife, Martha, preceded him in death in 1996.
Survivors include: sons Daniel Wooten and wife Joyce of Ore City, David Wooten and wife Joan of Longview, Bill Wooten and wife Cynthia of Gilmer and Mark Wooten of Dallas; daughter Margie Walker and husband Joe of Hallsville; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Onita Carroll of Longview and Mildred Barton of Groveton; and sister-in-law, Charlene Wooten of Navasota. William also will be missed by a host of other special friends.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. today at Lakeview Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Lakeview Funeral Home with David Cotham officiating.
Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens.

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Wanda Lee (Eastland) Barrett
Nov 19, 1927 - Apr 26, 1980

Wanda Lee Barrett
Mrs. Wanda Eastland Barrett, 52, Dallas, died Saturday in Dallas.
Services are Tuesday, 10 a.m., Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles Bailey officiating. Burial in Pattison Cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Candy Barrett Mustafa, Dallas; two sons, Barry Eastland Barrett and Lee Malcom Barrett, both of Dallas; a granddaughter, Pilary Mustafa, Dallas; her mother, Mrs. Winnie Eastland, Corsicana; two brothers, Fred Eastland, Houston and Jerry Eastland, Daingerfield; and two sisters, Mrs. Jeanine Pope and Mrs. Nancy Robinson, Houston.
Pallbearers will be Brian Eastland, Doug Eastland, Garry Robinson, John Robinson, David Robinson and Bill Tinkle.

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Winnie (Tinkle) Eastland
Dec 22, 1908 - Jul 12, 2003

Winnie Tinkle Eastland
Winnie Tinkle Eastland, 94, of Mexia, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2003, in Mexia.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pattison Cemetery.
Mrs. Eastland was born on Dec. 22, 1908, in Emhouse.
She was preceded in death by husband L. M. "Slim" Eastland, daughter Wanda Barrett and Jeannine Pope.
Survivors include daughter Nancy Robinson of Mexia, sons Jerry Eastland of Corsicana and Fred Eastland of Creed, Colo., 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Albert Jenkins Tinkle
Mar 17, 1887 - Jan 19, 1959

Albert Jenkins Tinkle
Tuesday Rites For Al Tinkle
Funeral services for A J (Al) Tinkle, 71, life-long Emhouse rancher-farmer, ho died Monday morning in the Navarro Clinic, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. From the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Pattison Cemetery.
He was the son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Nathan Tinkle, pioneer residents of that
Community.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Van P. Morrison, Methodist minister of Graham, formerly pastor at Emhouse.
Surviving are his wife of Emhouse; a son, Doyle Tinkle, Las Vegas, Nev.; three daughters, Mrs. L. M. Eastland, Emhouse; Mrs. Louise Coyel, Houston, and Mrs. Elizabeth Price, Dallas; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Ida Cook, Emhouse; Mrs. Hugh Parrish, Sr. And Mrs. Fannie Turner, both of Corsicana; three brothers, John Tinkle, Waco; Jack Tinkle, Walteria, Calif., and Nathan Tinlke, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were nephews.

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Mary Fannie (Tinkle) Turner
Aug 21, 1889 - Dec 17, 1975

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Mary Fannie Turner, 86, Corsicana, who passed away Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Payton Goodman and Rev. Roy Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Pattison Cemetery.
Mrs. Turner was a native of Emhouse and lived in Corsicana for 27 years. She was a member of the First Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, J. C. Turner, Eureka; three daughters, Mrs. Vindetta Estell, California, Mrs. Ben F. Payne, Miss., and Mrs. L. A. Boyd, San Antonio; 12 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Hugh Parrish, Corsicana; two brothers, John Tinkle, Irving and Jack Tinkle, Calif., and a number of nieces and nephews.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Mary Ruth (Ray) Brown
Oct 25, 1902 - Sep 16, 1972


Mrs. Brown
Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Earl (Mary Ruth) Brown, 69, of Emhouse who died Saturday at 3 a.m. At Memorial Hospital of an apparent heart attack. Justices of the Peace, G. W. O'Neal returned a coroner's inquest verdict of natural causes. The Rev. Clifford Vick will officiate with burial in Pattison Cemetery.
A lifelong resident of Emhouse, Mrs. Brown was a member of the Emhouse Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband of Emhouse; two sons, Bruce Brown of Ennis and James Brown of Corsicana; four grandchildren, and four sisters, Mrs. Velma Stewart of Emhouse, Mrs. Pauline Overman of Orange, Mrs. Minnie J. Walthall of Lake Dallas and Mrs. Lillian Jackson of Mabank.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Ray, Frank Seely, Jr., Ralph Chaney, Robert Watkins, Merrill Brown, and Elmer Lee Drain.

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Palmer Eugene Brown
Sep 03, 1902 - Mar 20, 1941

Palmer Brown Be Buried Saturday; rites at Emhouse
Funeral services for Palmer Brown, aged 38 years, formerly of Emhouse, who died in Fresno, Cal., Sunday, will be held at Emhouse Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Baptist church. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Stanley. Burial will be in the Pattison Cemetery.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Brown, Emhouse; three daughters, Lavoe, Jo Nell and Hazel Brown, all of Buckner's Home, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Abbie, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ruth Renner, Dallas; seven brothers, Earl J. Brown, Emhouse; Douglas Brown, Haskell; Clarence Brown, Crossroads; Wallace Brown, Brownwood; Merrill Brown, Emhouse, and Jerreld W. Brown, Emhouse, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Newell Sharpley, Jesse Lee Young, Neil McCollum, Jove McCollum, Everett Dickson, and Robert McManus.
Corley Funeral home is in charge.

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Wallace Eugene Brown
Apr 29, 1881 - Feb 25, 1969

Wallace Brown
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. At the Corley Funeral Chapel Funeral Chapel for Wallace Brown, 87, who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. The Reverend M. E. Martin will officiate with burial in the Cryer Creek Cemetery.
A retired farmer, he had resided in
Emhouse 58 years.
His survivors are his wife; seven sons, Earl of Emhouse, Douglas of Haskell, Clarence of DeQuincy, LA, Wallace of Newhall, GA, Ralph of Houston, Merrill of Corsicana and Gerald of Ennis; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Brown Kerry of Dallas and Mrs. Leoanie McCaughtry of Kansas City, MO; 16 grandchildren; a brother, Ed Brown, Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. Eula Melton, Plainview.
Pallbearers will be Charles A. Brown, Bruce A. Brown, James E. Brown, Howard Brown, Homer McNabb, Elmer Lee Drain, Billy McNabb and Bronnie McNabb.

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Ricardo Garcia

Man killed in Emhouse shooting identified

Sheriff’s officials have identified the man killed in a shooting spree early Saturday morning in Emhouse.

Ricardo Garcia, 27, died after a shoot-out about 1:30 a.m. that left four injured, Navarro County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Cox said. Ramero Martinez, age unknown, remains hospitalized at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

The hometowns for both men are unknown, Cox said, as a number of the people at a gathering of about 30 to 40 individuals were evacuees from the Houston area who had fled in advance of Hurricane Ike.

There is still no motive for the shootings.

“And right now, we’re not getting a lot of cooperation,” said Cox, who added his department is continuing to investigate.

NCSO recovered multiple weapons at the scene of the shooting, he said.

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Chester Doyle Putman
June 10, 1918 - Sep 3, 2008
 
Chester Doyle Putman, 90, of Corsicana passed away Sept. 3, 2008, in Corsicana. He was born June 10, 1918, to Artie and Hettie Putman in Navarro Mills. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Cordenna Woods, brothers Junior Putman, Glendon Putman, Donald Putman, wife Ida Mae Putman, and wife Olivette Putman. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law Steve and June Putman of Emmett, daughter and son-in-law Vicky and Russell Conaway of Waco, beloved stepdaughter and son-in-law Jean and Johnny Whiteley of Retreat, beloved stepson Doyle Parker of Corsicana, grandchildren Cathy Whiteley of Retreat, Derek Whiteley of Retreat, Sharon and Steve Burleson of Emmett, Karen and Alan Boyd of Waco, Troy Horn of Waco, Dustin and Joslyn Horn of Waco, Stefan and Jennifer Parker of Corsicana, siblings Ralph and wife Geraldine Putman of Corsicana, Doris Jean and Walter Wheat of Abilene and Betty Jo and Bill Briscoe of Rule, eight great-grandchildren and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Ricky Woodall and the Rev. Floyd Petersen officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Stefan Parker, Joe Putman, Jimmy Putman, Derek Whiteley, Troy Horn and Dustin Horn. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Garner, Clark Putman, Kenneth Allen, Hudine Sykes, A.L. Gaines, Frank Jones, Bill Baldwin and Ronald Lynch. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Pauline (LeFevre) Wasson-Rich
Oct 16, 1914 - Sep 5, 2008
 
Mrs. Pauline LeFevre Wasson Rich, 93, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 in Corsicana. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Wortham Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Sims, Wayne Rose, Clyde Smith, Don Tekell, Rex Petty and Calvin Knauth. Mrs. Rich was born Oct. 16, 1914 in Teague. She was a member of First Baptist Church for 54 years. Survivors include her husband, Ted Rich of Corsicana; daughter, Angelyn Wasson Dempsey of Germantown, Tenn.; step-son and wife, Edd and Debbie Rich of Wataga; granddaughter, Dianna Baker Hopkins and husband David of Coppell; great granddaughters, Victoria and Rebecca Hopkins of Coppell; sister and brother-in-law, Ruby Faye and Jerry Dodson of Wortham; brothers and sisters-in-law, Morris and Christine LeFevre, and Deward and Charlene LeFevre, all of Wortham; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Thelma (Black) Graham
Aug 25, 1913 - Sep 8, 2008
 
Thelma Black Graham, 95, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born Aug. 25, 1913, in Murchison to Frank and Carrie Plunkett Black. She was one of nine children. She moved to Corsicana, married and had two girls. She worked at Collin Street Bakery and Travis school and was a homemaker. She loved to cook, loved to work in her yard, and enjoyed watching what was going on in her neighborhood, enjoyed sewing and embroidering. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Carrie Black; husband, Truman Graham; daughter, Linda Ruff; sister, Myrtle Edwards; and brothers, Carey Black and J. R. Black. She is survived by her daughter, Martha Watkins; sisters, Florence Peabody, Carrie Powell, Doris Hansen, Katie Nowlin and Mary Anderson; grandchildren, Terry, Lance, Serena and Randy; great-grandchildren, Haley, Conor, Cooper, Austin, Abigail, Grayson and Graham; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Dave Alexander officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Doug Hansen, Mark Powell, A.T. Powell, Mark Hansen, David Black, Fred Drew, Lance Watkins, Terry Watkins and Randy Ruff. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Donna Jan (Green) Ivie
May 19, 1947 - Sep 7, 2008
 
Donna Jan Ivie, 61, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008. She was born in Corsicana on May 19, 1947, to Wesley and Lucille Green. She was preceded in death by her father, Wesley Green; brother, Wesley Green II; infant sister, Ginger Diane Green; and her grandparents, W.W. and Dovie Green and Granny DeChaume. She was a caring and loving person who contributed to her community she loved so much. She was a retired teacher from Corsicana Independent School District where she taught marketing education. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Anthony Ray “Pete” Ivie of Corsicana; daughter, Rheanne Ivie and son-in-law Casey Gaston of Corsicana; her mother, Lucille Green of Corsicana; and the pride of her life, her special granddaughter, Orion Gaston. Other survivors include her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carol Wallace and Don of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Virginia Ivie of Rockwall; sister-in-law, Margo Green of Nederland; niece, Jordan Green of Huntsville; her mother-in-law, Hazel Nance of Corsicana; her aunts and uncles, Pat and Richard Kelly of Corsicana, Larry and Rita Green of Glen Rose, May Milam of Waco and Beth Porter of Kokomo, Ind.; and numerous cousins and friends will remember her. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. James Shugart officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Dusty Ledbetter, Mike Dorety, Darrell Stevenson, John Quarles, Karl Humphries and Ron Franks. Honorary pallbearers will be Marshall Purifoy, David Lynch, Corsicana Los Bomberos Chapter 146. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Margaret Elizabeth (Sutton) Jorgensen
Oct 10, 1921- Sep 6, 2008
 
Margaret Elizabeth Sutton Jorgensen died peacefully on Sept. 6, 2008, in Twilight Home, just short of her 87th birthday. She was the first child of Modena McAfee and James Ross Sutton, born into the fourth generation of the McAfee clan to live in the Corsicana area. She had two beloved younger siblings, Mary Ellen and James Ross Jr. Their family grew up in the house at 2212 N. Beaton St., which was built by her father, and which still stands. Margaret was also blessed with 13 aunts and uncles and a multitude of cousins. Her grandmother, Minnie Bruner Sutton, a musician and a Corsicana piano and violin teacher, adored Margaret and tutored her in piano throughout her childhood. As a result, Margaret developed a deep love of classical music. Margaret was raised in First Methodist Church of Corsicana, where her family considered themselves founding members. A 1939 graduate of Corsicana High School, Margaret first attended the University of Texas at Austin in September of that year. She was among the second generation of McAfee women to attend U.T. in Austin. She was a vibrant, spirited, beautiful, and intelligent young woman who was drawn to continuing her musical studies, but also to the study of government and law. She always remained proud of having worked her way through college. World War II interrupted her education, and Margaret returned to Corsicana to work at Air Activities of Texas, where the Army Air Force trained cadets. She always valued the opportunity she was given to be so actively involved in the war effort, and she kept a scrapbook recording the goings-on at the air base. At one point she appeared as the honored “Girl of the Week” in the Air Activities newsletter. In January of 1948 Margaret married Donald W. Jorgensen, a student of physics at the University of Texas. She at last graduated from the University of Texas in 1949, the proud possessor of a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, with a minor in government. In February of that year her daughter and only child, Julia Carolyn, was born in Corsicana. Unfortunately, Margaret and Donald divorced after a short marriage, and Margaret became a single working mother at a time when such situations were even more difficult than they are today. For most of her adult life she was a social worker for the State of Texas in Tyler and Corsicana, although she also directed the social services at Twilight Home for several years. She also cared for both of her parents in their later years. As she neared retirement, she took a great financial risk and started a small business based on a long-held dream: she loved the small arts and crafts she had often seen her clients and friends creating, in particular beautiful quilts, and she opened a store in Corsicana where these artists could show and sell their work to the public. She also made quilts for her family. Unfortunately her business plan failed, but she was then fortunate to find employment as a legal assistant in the law offices of Means and Means. There she was able to learn more about the law, another lifelong interest, and she found kind and enduring friends in her employers. Throughout her adult life Margaret was also involved in a variety of charitable organizations and activities, serving in positions with the Girl Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, Navarro County American Cancer Society, the Pan American Roundtable, and the Altrusa Club. As an Altrusa Club volunteer, she spent many years organizing and working in the Meals On Wheels program. After retiring she taught for several years in the GED and English as a Second Language programs at Navarro College, where she found several treasured friends for life among her students. Over the years she won several awards for her community service, including an award from the Phi Theta Kappa chapter at Navarro College. After retiring she also fulfilled some long-deferred travel dreams. In addition to trips to West Texas, Vancouver, New York City, and Yellowstone National Park, she accompanied her friend, Eleanor Page, an Austin music professor, on a musical tour of European cathedrals. Following the deaths of her sister and brother, Margaret entered Twilight Home, a place that had always been dear to her. In the last several years she continued to enjoy reading American history, keeping up with current events, and visiting with the many friends who so often stopped in to see her. She also wrote a family history for her daughter, and interviewed another resident in hopes of writing his biography. She loved the staff at Twilight Home and greatly appreciated the unflagging kindness they showed her. Margaret always guided her life by the principle of Christian charity, and she cared deeply about the happiness of others and the well-being of the poor and the elderly in her community. She gave her daughter every advantage she imagined a child could need, and she always had time in her busy life for sharing the joys of music, books, homemaking, nature, and philosophy with her daughter. Her successes as a mother, a professional social worker, a community volunteer, and a neighbor were exceptional, and she will be missed by all who knew her. Margaret leaves behind her daughter, Julia Carolyn Jorgensen, a professor at Springfield College in Houston, a son-in-law, Paul Saka, and two nephews, Charles Otto Heye of Centennial, Colo., and Frank Eric Heye of Woodinville, Wash. Memorial gifts to Twilight Home or to Meals On Wheels would be greatly appreciated by Margaret’s family. No services are planned. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Charles S. Pearce Jr.
May 27, 1919 - Sep 2008
 
Charles S. Pearce Jr. was born on May 27, 1919, to Charles Pearce of Milwaukee, Wis., and Vivian (nee Coates) Pearce of Corsicana. He attended school at the Latin School in Chicago and the Los Alamos School for Boys in New Mexico. He attended college at Cornell University where he graduated in 1941.It was there that he met and married Peggy Hallstead. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in France. In 1947 they moved to Corsicana where Chuck took over the operation of Rush Creek Ranch outside Kerens. After he retired, Chuck and Peggy built another home in Santa Fe, N.M., where they continued their interest in Western art. They enjoyed the Santa Fe home for 20 years. In latter years of their lives, Chuck and Peggy devoted their time to developing the Civil War and Western Art Museums at Navarro College. Mr. Pearce passed away on Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, in Dallas. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at The Cook Center at Navarro College with the Rev. Tom Rook officiating. He is survived by his two children, Sumner Pearce of Gainesville, Fla., and Vivian Pearce of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Michelle Foster, Eric Pearce, Kelly Pearce and Ben and Matt Ijams; and three great-grandchildren, Gabriella and Will Foster and Isabelle Ijams. The family requests that any donations be made to the Navarro College Foundation, 3200 W. Seventh Ave., Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Eva Sue (Wood) Reyes
July 7, 1946 - Sep 5, 2008

Eva Sue Reyes, 62, of Corsicana passed away at Navarro Regional Hospital Friday, Sept. 5, 2008. Eva was born in Kemp on July 7, 1946, to Travis William Wood and Eva Mae Mays Wood. She was raised in the Kemp and Ennis areas and attended Kemp schools. In 1981, she married Leonardo Reyes and they made their home in Corsicana. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist church. She is survived by her husband, Leonardo Reyes; four sons, Roy Lynn Reschke, William Vincent Reschke, Jerry Lee Reschke and his wife Jana of Coleman and Allen Eugene Reschke and his wife Wendy of Tyler; one daughter, Rhonda Reschke; two brothers, Richard Wood and Michael Sorells; two sisters, Pat Graham and Mary Sorells; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Visitation will be prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Josh Brasher, Bud Benner, Billy Benner, Lonnie Dlabaj and J.R. Dlabaj. Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

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Billy Earl Threet
Aug 17, 1939 - Sep 4, 2008

Billy E. Threet, 69, of Mabank passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, in Mabank. A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Monday at Goshen Cemetery with the Rev. James Jacobs officiating. Mr. Threet was born Aug. 17, 1939, in Navarro. Previously of Corsicana, Mr. Threet had resided in Mabank for the past 21 years. He was a retired diesel mechanic. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walker and Agnes Threet; and brother, Caleb Threet. Survivors include his wife, Sue Threet of Mabank; daughters, Denese Raines and husband J. R. Likiaska of Mildred, Anitria Pearson and husband Fred of Mildred, Paige Threet and husband Robin Sigrah of Corsicana and Renee Alvarado and husband Israel of Beaumont; stepson, Chris Mathis of Mabank; stepdaughter, Felicia Zummer and husband Mark of Forney; sisters, Kitty Spurgeon of Ennis, Joyce Gazaway of Bruceville, Patsy Knott, Marquita Minick, Nancy Northern and Linda Holley, all of Corsicana, and Sue Heaton of Waco; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home, Mabank.

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James Luther Batson
May 28, 1957 - Sep 8, 2008

 
James Luther Batson, 51, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2008. He was born May 28, 1957, in Refugio to Luther D. and Barbara Morriss Batson. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He was an avid deer hunter, loved coaching boys soccer, riding horses and motorcycles. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was close to his firefighter friends. He was a certified master machinist and worked for Electrico (Noblett) for 24 years. He is survived by wife Tommie Batson of Corsicana, sons Justin D. Batson of Lubbock and Mark Hayden Batson of Huntsville, mother Barbara Batson of Corsicana, grandmother Valero Floyd of Corsicana, sisters Debbie Parten of Corsicana and Lynda Sanches of Corsicana, brother Mark Batson of Corsicana, mother-in-law Gertrude Greer of Corsicana, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Wanda and Don Henthorn of Purdon, Deborah Baker of Corsicana, Beverly Moran and Gary of Corsicana and Sherry and Randy Sargent of Pittsburg, Texas; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church with B.F. Risinger officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ken Parten, Brad Roughton, Gerald Whitehead, Mark Pratt, Kevin Farmer and Joey McClure. Honorary pallbearers will be Corsicana Fire and Rescue. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Daniel Anthony Landi
Mar 2, 1935 - Sep 9, 2008

Daniel Anthony Landi, 73, of Trinidad passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, in Athens. He was born on March 2, 1935, in New York City, N.Y. He was a veteran having served his country six years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Malakoff. Prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial was scheduled for 10 a.m. today at the Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Malakoff with the Rev. Anthony McLaughlin officiating and interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers are the Knights of Columbus of the Mary Queen of Heaven Chapter. Mr. Landi was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Mary Louise Landi. He is survived by his wife, Pat Landi; daughters, Mary Wright and husband Steve, Carol Kamp and husband Derek, and Lisa Landi and friend Kelly Hay; sons, Dan Landi and wife Lynne and Paul Landi and friend Lisa Engle; grandchildren, Jonathan Fuqua, Paul Fuqua, Reese Wright, Jacob Landi, Lucas Landi, Matthew Landi, DJ Kamp, Caroline Kamp and Josh Landi. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jess Thomas "Buddy" Beasley
July 3, 1952 - Sep 12, 2008

Jess Thomas “Buddy” Beasley, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 12, 2008. He was born in Corsicana on July 3, 1952. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. T. and Clara Mae Beasley. Buddy was a wonderful husband, father, brother and uncle. He loved his family and his church family more than anything and he was loved by everyone who knew him. He was a deacon at North Beaton Church of Christ, was employed at Brookshire’s for 20 years, and was employed with Slate Grocery for 19 years. He is survived by wife Ande Beasley, daughter Shannon, daughter and son-in-law Andra and David Peterson, son and daughter-in-law Chris and Jacquelynne Beasley, brothers Carlton and wife Barbara Beasley of Cleburne and Jerry and wife Jane Beasley of Corsicana, sister Linda Darby of Corsicana, brother and sister-in-law Glen and Sharon Gannon of Chatfield, brother Dan Gannon of Pursley, sister and brother-in-law Lisa and Terry Acker of Tatum and a multitude of nieces and nephews that loved him dearly. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dicky Mullenix, Doug Gannon, Glenn Gannon, Berry Barrington, Kenneth Brown, David Peterson, Bill Roughton and Brian Barrington. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ellen Martha (Elkins) Pointer
Oct 1, 1921 - Sep 13, 2008

Ellen Pointer, 86, of Corsicana passed away on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 in Corsicana. She was born in Ardmore, Okla. to Robert Elkins and Nellie Elkins on Oct. 1, 1921.Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with family visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Christ in Blooming Grove. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Montgomery, Doyle Riley, Ray Rogers, Derrell Rogers, Ryan Pointer and Kent Ferrell. Survivors include her son, Don Pointer and wife Linda of Barry; grandchildren, Susan McCall of Blooming Grove, Lonnie Pointer of Lewisville, and Brian Pointer of Hobbs, N.M.; great grandchildren, Ryan Pointer, Evan Pointer, Matthew Pointer, Ethan McCall and Kevin McCall. She is also survived by two brothers, Robert Elkins and David Elkins, both of Odessa. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Richard D. Good
Apr 2, 1954 - Sep 11, 2008

Richard D. Good
Richard D. Good, 54, resident of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008. Born April 2, 1954, in Dallas to Leon and Dorothy Good, he was a graduate of Plano High School in 1972. Richard was an employee of National Envelope Corp. of 30 plus years. He was a loving husband and father. Richard is survived by wife, Linda Good of Corsicana; son, Gregory and wife Jamie Good of Allen; stepson, Rocky and wife Crystal Shepherd of Corsicana; stepdaughter, Aliese Shepherd; two grandsons, Rylan Good of Allen and Dawson Shepherd of Corsicana; three brothers, Thomas and wife Becky Good, Gary and wife Suzie Good, and Eric Good; and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Richard was preceded in death by father, Leon Good, and mother, Dorothy Good. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at the Ted Dickey Funeral Home Chapel, 2128 18th St., Plano. Interment will follow at Plano Mutual Cemetery. Arrangements by Ted Dickey Funeral Home, Plano

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Dorothy Louise (Jock) Tackett
Mar 17, 1941 - Sep 15, 2008

Dorothy Louise Tackett
Dorothy Louise Tackett, 67 of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, in Dallas. She was born March 17, 1941, in Kerens. She enjoyed her travels around the world with her husband and sons. She also enjoyed collecting momentos from around the world and her vast collection of dolls and Santas. She was an artist with a very special talent, but her most treasured time was with the love of her life and she lived life to the fullest each day. She is survived by two sons, Randy Tackett and wife Pam of Corsicana and Kevin Tackett and wife Buffy of Rocksprings; seven grandchildren, Brandon Tackett and wife Natalie, Misty Tackett, Josh Tackett, Jessica Matthew, Rowdy and Elly Tackett; five great-grandchildren, Cody, Cory, Joe, Josh and Aidan; two brothers, Charlie Ray Jock and wife Debbie of Kerens and Donald Ray Jock and wife Edna of Mildred; one sister, Gracie Shuck and husband Doug of Arlington; brothers-in-law, Tim Stacey of Arlington and Clayton Bridges and wife Alma of Waco; sister-in-law, Faye Tackett of Arlington; aunt, Jean Forbus of Corsicana; three pretend grandsons, Andrew Bonner, Peyton Cain, and Kenny Dunagan; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Chuck Rash, Mona Jo Folmar, Alvina Worley, Tommy and Judy Baumgartner and all her church family at Cornerstone Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Donald Leon Tackett; parents, Charlie Jock and Nannie B. Jock; and sisters, Pauline Bass, Evelyn Combs and Darlene Stacey. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. John Lanoue officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chuck Rash, Ray Jacobs, Rickey Jamison, Bennie Lambert, Rex Folmar, and Joe Dan Kilcrease. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Calvin Ray Baker
Nov 29, 1914 - July 9, 1976

SERVICES HELD IN CORSICANA FOR C.R. BAKER

Funeral services for Calvin Ray Baker, 61, were held last week in Corsicana. Survivors living in the area are two sisters, Mrs. Aline Haden of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. June Henderson of Barry.

Dennis Crecelius of the Blooming Grove Church of Christ, officiated, followed by burial in Campbell Cemetery.

The Blooming Grove Times - July 14, 1976
Parents: Ira Lee Baker and Jessie Juanita (Bunch) Baker - Information from Death Certificate (Family Search)

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C.R. Baker

Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. today in Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Calvin Ray Baker, 61, who died Friday in Grand Prairie. The Rev. Dennis Crecelius will officiate and burial will be in the Campbell Cemetery.
Baker was a native of Navarro County and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Baker, Grand Prairie; two sons, Lynn Roy Baker, Pittsburg, Texas, and Kelton Sheriff, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. L. A. Black, Alaska, Mrs. Jerry Paille, Garland, Mrs. Jim Smith, Arizona; 13 grandchildren; one brother, Lacy Baker, Malakoff, his mother, Mrs. Ira Baker, Corsicana; four
sisters, Mrs. Aline Haden, Blooming Grove, Mrs. Rub Ledton, Hubbard, Ruth Folmar, Corsicana, and June Henderson, Barry. Pallbearers will be nephews.

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Brown Lea Stevenson
Mar 27, 1906 - Jul 5, 1976

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY IN FROST FOR BROWN STEVENSON

Funeral services were held Thursday in the Frost Methodist Church for Brown Lee Stevenson, 70, a former Frost resident. He died Tuesday morning.

The Rev. Wesley Howard officiated, followed by burial in Frost Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home of Frost.

He was a native of Frost but had lived in Oklahoma since 1956. Local survivors in- G. I Warren of Frost. (Sentence should be, Local survivors include Mrs. G.I. Warren of Frost.)

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B.L. Stevenson
FROST - Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Frost Methodist Church for Brown
Lee Stevenson, 70, resident of Hobart, Okla., who died Tuesday morning.

The Rev. Wesley Howard will officiate, and burial will be at Frost Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home in Frost.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Stevenson of Hobart; a son, Bill Stevenson of Lawton, Okla.; a daughter, Mrs. J.H. Hatter of Seymour, Texas; three brothers, T.F. Stevenson of Hayes, Kans., W.R. Stevenson of St. Francisville, La. and W.E. Stevenson of Huntsville; two sisters, Mrs. G. I. Warren of Frost. Mrs. T.E. Bain of Mexia, and seven grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

He was a native of Frost, and had lived in Oklahoma since 1956.

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James W. Phillips
Sep 28, 1916 - Sep 26, 1976

Phillips Services Held in Italy

Funeral services for James W. Phillips, 60, of Italy were held Tuesday, Sept, 28, in Italy.

The Rev. James Aldridge, pastor of Frost Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery.

Phillips, who died Sunday at 11:50 a.m. was a native of South Carolina and a former resident of Frost. He was retired and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors in addition to his wife who resides in Italy, are one son, Rudolph Phillips of South Carolina; four daughters, Mrs. Velma Ballew of Frost, Mrs. Shirley Steele of Rock Hill, S.C.; Mrs. Laura Reeves of Lufkin, and Mrs. Joyce Schultz of Weatherford; also 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and two sisters, Mrs. Isabele Teak of Elgin, S.C. and Mrs. Sarah Branham of Ridgeway, S.C.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Sept 29, 1976

  • Parents: William Phillips and Alma (Kelly) Phillips

  • Information from Death Certificate (Family Search)

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James Phillips
ITALY-Funeral for James W. Phillips, 60, an Italy resident and former Frost resident, will be at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Boze-Mitchell Funeral home here. The Rev. James Aldrige will officiate, with burial in the Frost Cemetery.
Phillips, a South Carolina native, was a heavy machine operator. He was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include his wife of Italy; one son, Rudolph Phillips of South Carolina; four daughters, Mrs. Shirley Steele of Rock Hill, S.C.; Mrs. Belma Ballew of Frost; Mrs. Laura Reedes of Lufkin; Mrs. Joyce Schult of Weatherford; by 10 grandchildren, one greatgrandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Isabelle Teak of Elgin, S.C. and Mrs. Sarah Branburn of Ridgeway, S.C.
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Minnie Rose (Brown) Williams
Dec 13, 1924 - Oct 11, 1976

Funeral Services Held For Frost Resident

Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 17, in the Frost Church of God in Christ for Mrs. Minnie Rose Williams, 51, who died Monday, Oct. 11, in Navarro county Memorial Hospital.

Elder Donnie Renfro officiated, with burial in Frost Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Williams of Frost; four sons, Jimmy Williams Jr. and John L. Sturges, both of Fort Worth, and Johnny W. Williams and Theodore Williams both of Frost; nine daughters, Miss Carolyn Williams of Dallas, Mrs. Rose Marie Sullivan of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Dorothy J. Williams and Mrs. Ella L. Davis, both of Dallas, Mrs. Mary L. Bisor of Garland, and Mrs. Janie J. Williams, Miss Sharley A. Williams, Miss Ivory Louise Williams, and Miss Theresa Williams, all of Frost; four brothers, Willie Brown and Albert Brown, both of Fort Worth, Cephus Brown of Dallas and James Brown of Los Angeles, Calif; three sisters, Mrs. Alberta Martin and Mrs. Theresa Walker, both of Fort Worth and Mrs. Leathia Williams of New York, N.Y.; and nine grandchildren.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Oct 20, 1976
    Parents: Jim Brown and Mary Magdaline (Chance) Brown
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Katherine Rosetta Mitchell
Dec 11, 1888 - Oct 21, 1976

Funeral Services Held For Frost Resident

Funeral services for Miss Katherine Mitchell, 87, of Frost, were held Saturday, Oct. 24, in the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel in Frost. She died Thursday, Oct. 22 in Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

The Rev. James Aldridge, pastor of the Frost Baptist Church, officiated, followed by burial at the Frost Cemetery.

She was a self-employed merchant in Frost for many years.

Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews.

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Ruth Smyrl Slater
May 24, 1877 - Sep 7, 1976

Services Held Wednesday For Mrs. Slater

Funeral services for Ruth Smyrl Slater, 99, were held Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Ken James, pastor of Central Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Brushy Cemetery.

A native of Navarro County, Mrs. Slater died Tuesday, Sept. 7, in the Sherman Nursing Home. She moved from Blooming Grove 12 years ago to enter a nursing home.

Survivors include 11 nieces and nephews, including Jack Slater of Frost, Curt Slater of Blooming Grove and Mrs. Hester Raley of Hubbard.

Pallbearers were Billy Hargrove, Truman Raley, Blake Gillen, E. A. Toten, Benedict Raley and Bobby Ralston.

The Blooming Grove Times - Sept 15, 1976

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Reginald Vaden Spikes
Dec 16, 1900 - Aug 15, 1976

BG Services Held For R. Spikes

Graveside services for Reginald Vaden Spikes, 75, of Laredo were held at Rose Hill Cemetery Tuesday, Aug. 17, with the Rev. Woody Flynt, pastor of the Frost United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery.

A native of Blooming Grove, Spikes lived there until about 10 years ago. Survivors include a nephew, Buddy Ross of Frost; and two nieces, Mrs. M.D. Snider of Lake Charles, La., and Miss Peggy Ross of Howe.

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Rufus Carroll Dodd
Oct 9, 1892 - Oct 14, 1976

Rufus Dodd Services Held At BG Baptist

Services were held Saturday, Oct. 16, in the First Baptist Church for Rufus C. Dodd, 84, who died Thursday, Oct. 14.

Officiating at the service was the Rev. W.A. Corley, pastor of First Baptist, and the Rev. Henry Grubbs. Burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery, with graveside services under the direction of the Blooming Grove Masonic Lodge and conducted by Floyd Armstrong, assisted by Bud Armstrong and Jimmy Garrison. Arrangements were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.

A BG resident for 19 years, Dodd was a member of the First Baptist Church. A retired employee of Proctor and Gamble Co. in Dallas, he was a member of the Frost Chapter of Eastern Star and a member of the BG Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Winnie Dodd of Blooming Grove; two brothers, Walter Dodd of West Plains, Mo. and Homer Dodd of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Mary Cottongame of Big Spring; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were members of the BG Masonic Lodge and included Edd Hill, Jimmy Garrison, Ordway Farrell, R.V. Burns, Drew Gillen and Rufus Putman.

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Clara Belle (Frederick) Derden
Aug 7, 1900 - Oct 19, 1976

Funeral Services Held For Clara Derden

Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 21, in Central Baptist Church for Mrs. Clara Derden, 76, of Blooming Grove. She died Tuesday, Oct. 19, in Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

Officiating was the Rev. E. A. Jordan, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

Survivors include her husband, J. R. Derden of BG; one son, Darrell Gillingham, Albuquerque, N.M.; one daughter, Mrs. Naomi Ann Green of Dallas; one brother, Loyd Frederick of BG; four sisters, Mrs. Ann Holmes of Dallas, Mrs. Mamie Cobb of Corsicana, Mrs. Clemie Mosley of Dallas, and Mrs. Margaret Phillips of BG; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Drew Gillen, Harold Don McGraw, John Phillips, Leone Reed, Byron Perry and Arthur Garrison.

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Tennie Mabel (Sims) Broxton
May 21, 1923 - Sep 12, 1976

Mrs. Sims Services Held At BG Baptist

Funeral services for Tennie Mabel Sims, 53 were held Monday, Sept. 13, in the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. William Parmer, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Valley Mills, officiating. Burial followed in Dresden Cemetery
[Rose Hill Cemetery]. She died Sunday, Sept. 13, in Providence Hospital in Waco.

A native of Dresden, she had lived in Blooming Grove until she moved to Waco eight years ago.

Survivors include a son, Danny Cobb of Fort Bragg, N.C.; a daughter, Mrs. Pat Brune of Valley Mills; her mother, Mrs. Ola Sims of Valley Mills; a brother, Everett Sims of Houston; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ronald Lynch, Harold D. McGraw, John Phillips, Larry Farish, Verlan Ewing and Clark Putman, Jr.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Sept 15, 1976 Death Certificate shows parents James Arthur Sims and May Ola (Melton) Sims

  • This obit shows her last name as Sims, but her death cert shows that she is married and last name Broxton.  ...Karen Rost

  • She is actually buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, in Blooming Grove, Texas


Jack Bill "J. B.: Odle
Oct 23, 1918 - Oct 6, 1976

J.B. Odle, Frost Resident Dies

Funeral services for J. B. Odle, 57, of Frost were held Friday, Oct. 8 in the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. W. A. Corley, pastor officiating. Burial followed in Dresden Cemetery. Both services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Odle died Wednesday, Oct. 7, in a Waco hospital.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ola Mae Odle of Frost; three daughters, Mrs. Frances Rasco and Mrs. Betty Graves, both of Frost, and Mrs. Annie Gorden of Long Beach Calif.; three brothers, Cliff Odle of Tulsa, Okla., Harris Odle of Lewisville and Merritt Odle of Grand Prairie; four sisters, Mrs. Maude McDonald of Kermit, Mrs. Jewel Criswell of Merkel, Mrs. Opal Hunter of Dallas, and Mrs. Lou Stogdill of Irving; and six grandchildren.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Oct 13, 1976
    Parents: James E. Odle and Annie Lou (McGuffie) Odle World War II Veteran Information from Death Certificate (Family Search)


Odessa Mae "Dessa" (Hux) Russell
Jan 28, 1894 - Aug 14, 1978

Funeral Services Held For Mrs. Dessa Mae Russell

Funeral services for Mrs. Dessa Mae Russell, 82, were held Monday, Aug. 16, in the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Ken James, pastor of the Central Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed in the Grange Hall Cemetery.

A native of Ruston, La., Mrs. Russell had lived in Blooming Grove most of her life. She died Saturday, Aug. 14, in the Grand Prairie Community Hospital. She had been transferred from a nursing home in Corsicana only two days before in order to be near her son.

Survivors include three sons, Ray Russell of Pearl City, Hawaii, Tommy Russell of Grand Prairie and Johnny Russell of Tampa, Fla; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were men of Central Baptist Church and included Tat Kagler, Drew Gillen, Alva Garrison, Olen Fuller, Floyd Armstrong, and Straw Kagler.

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BLOOMING GROVE - Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Dessa Mae Russell, 82, lifelong resident of Blooming Grove, who died Saturday morning in Grand Prairie.
The Rev. Ken James, Central Baptist Church pastor, will officiate, and burial will follow at Grange Hall Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Ray Russell of Pearl City, Hawaii, Tommy Russell of Grand Prairie, and Johnny Russell of Tampa, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be the men of Central Baptist Church.

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Minnie Mary (Collins) Richards
Dec 6, 1887 - Aug 5, 1976

Minnie Richards Funeral Services Held Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Richards, 88, who died Thursday, Aug.
5, at Leisure Lodge in Corsicana, were held Saturday, Aug. 7, in Corsicana, with the Rev. Maurice McLeroy officiating. Burial followed in Pattison Cemetery at Emhouse.

Survivors include five sons, W. J. Richards of Blooming Grove, E. H. Clyde, and B.A. Richards, all of Corsicana, and Dorsey Richards of Mineola; two daughters, Mrs. Dora Luther of Barry and Mrs. Dorothy Fuller of Dallas; 21 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Danny Richards, Derwood Richards, Larry Fuller, Wendell L. Richards, David Richards, James Richards, Alvin Richards and Billy Richards.

Mrs. Richards was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Corsicana.

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Annie Lou (Prestage) Oliver
Feb 27, 1899 - Aug 22, 1976

Services Held For Mrs. Oliver

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Lou Oliver 78, a resident of Gilmer, were held Tuesday in Gilmer, followed by burial there. She died Sunday morning in Tyler.

A son, Elmer Ledbetter, lives in Blooming Grove. Other survivors include a son, Alfred, who is in the Air Force; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Woods of Gilmer, and Mrs. Bernice Gordon of Dallas; and a sister, Mrs.
Della Box of Mineral Wells.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Aug 25, 1976
    Parents: John W. Prestage and Mattie Lee (Bruton) Prestage
    Burial: Gilmer City Cemetery, Gilmer Texas Information from Death Certificate (Family Search)


Robert Ed Clarkston
Dec 14, 1891 - Sept 14, 1976

Ed Clarkston Funeral Services Held In Irving

Funeral services for Robert Ed Clarkston, 74, of Blooming Grove, were held last week in Irving, followed by burial there. He died Tuesday, Sept. 14, in Irving.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Sept 29, 1976 Parents Charles W. Clarkston and Jane Elizie (Greene) Clarkston
    Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Irving Texas Information from Death Certificate (Family Search)


Darel Lee Highley
June 21, 1923 - Oct 12, 1976

Darel Highley Services Held

Funeral services for Darel Highley, 54, were held on Oct. 13, in Big Spring. He has several relatives living in Blooming Grove. A resident of Big Spring, he died in a San Angelo hospital on Oct. 12.

Survivors include his widow, Patty Lou Westbrook Highley; one daughter, Marha, both of Big Spring; and two sons, D. L. and Robert Highley, both of Alpine.

Relatives living in Blooming Grove are Mr. and Mrs. Justin McSpadden, Mrs. Love Padgett, Mrs. Reba McSpadden and Mr. and Mrs. Seth McSpadden.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Oct 27, 1976
    Parents: C. Roy Highley and Sarah (Bowen) Highley
    Burial: The Pacific Ocean, San Diego, Calif.
    Information from Death Certificate (Family Search)


Ellen Inez (Orme) Hunter
Feb 13, 1897 - Sept 26, 1976

Mrs. Inez Hunter Former Frost Resident Dies

Mrs. Inez Orme Hunter formerly of Frost, died in a rest home in Longview.

Mrs. Hunter was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in Dallas Tuesday, Sept. 28.

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Ronald Earl Crowder
d. Sep 21, 2008

Kerens man dies in accident
Driver not wearing seat belt, report says

A Kerens man was killed early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle accident on FM 2859 just north of Eureka.

Ronald Earl Crowder was driving his 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck east on FM 2859 at approximately 2:55 a.m. Sunday when the fatal accident occurred.

According to a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Crowder’s pickup left the south side of the roadway, overcorrected and re-entered roadway, they left the roadway on the north side of FM 2859. Crowder’s truck then crossed a private driveway, and then overcorrected again in an attempt to re-enter the roadway. The truck then slid through a bar ditch and rolled over several times before coming to a rest on its top.

The report said Crowder, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from the vehicle in the accident.

The accident was investigated by Trooper Casey Crocker of the Department of Public Safety office in Corsicana. He was assisted at the scene by Trooper Matt McGinnis, Navarro County Sheriff’s deputies, the Corsicana Fire Department and the Eureka Volunteer Fire Department.

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Jim Lane, Sr.
Feb 3, 1945 - Sep 18, 2008

Jim Lane Sr. passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at his home in Streetman. He was born Feb. 3, 1945, in Mexia to A. J. “Dob” and Edna Earle Lane. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Wortham Cemetery with the Rev. Steven Schulte officiating. Jim will be buried at the foot of his father. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Porter Chapel in Wortham. Jim was employed with his sons at Horizon Vacuum Services in Coolidge until his health forced him to retire in 2007. He had previously been employed by Cotter and Company in Corsicana where he had worked for a number of years as a supervisor in shipping and flow control. Jim lived for a number of years in Kerens and had been a member of the Kerens City Council. Jim was preceded in death by his father, A. J. “Dob” Lane; and brothers, Coy Lane and Jimmy McGill. Survivors include his mother, Edna Earle Lane of Ennis; sons, Jim Lane Jr. of Kerens, Darren Lane of Kerens and Don Lane of Hillsboro; sisters, Bartine Lane Dickerson of Ennis and Hope Lane Grayson of Ennis; brother, Bryan McGill of Austin; and six grandchildren that Jim was very proud of. Pallbearers will be Garrett Lane of Hillsboro, Sam Craig and John Tacker of Wortham, Larry Allen of Streetman, Kurt Lupo of Fairfield and Austin Jay Lane of Kerens. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Dunn of Wortham, Bill Bennett and Bob Whiteman of Streetman and Jack Reed of Dawson. Jim had specifically requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Cedar Lake Hospice in Corsicana. Arrangements by Porter Funeral Home, Mexia.

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Tandy Newton Bond
Nov 11, 1921 - Sep 18, 2008
 
Tandy Newton Bond, 86, of Kerens died Sept. 18, 2008, at Briarcliff Health Center in Greenville. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Stuart Engelhardt, Greg Bond, Brad Moreland, Mike Moreland, Jack Geren and Jeff Burt, all grandsons of Mr. Bond. The son of James Arlington Bond and Mary Bertha McKinney Bond, Newt was born Nov. 11, 1921, in Bazette, the youngest of seven children. He worked as a supervisor in the chemical compounding division of the Southland Corporation for many years in Highlands. Later, he worked at Navarro Regional Hospital and then served for 18 years in “semi-retirement” as the custodian of Northside Baptist Church of Corsicana. Newt was a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945, serving in the Pacific Theater, and was awarded, among other citations, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. Newt is survived by his wife of 67 years, Beth Bond of Greenville; two daughters, Paula Ivey and husband Ron of Clear Lake and Ange Moreland and husband Bill of Greenville; a son, Kent Bond and wife Charlene of Greenville; six grandchildren, Stuart Engelhardt and wife Kim of Clear Lake, Wyndi Geren and husband Jack of Carrollton, Brad Moreland and wife Robin of Lake Charles, La., Michael Moreland and wife Donna of Carrollton, Lisa Burt and husband Jeff of Carrollton and Greg Bond of Greenville; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Ministries Renovation Fund of Aldersgate Church, Greenville, and to the Building Fund of Northside Baptist Church, Corsicana. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lyla Jane Ford
Sept. 18, 2008 - Sept. 18, 2008

Lyla Jane Ford, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born Sept. 18, 2008, in Corsicana to Glenn and Grace Ford. She is survived by parents Glenn and Grace Ford of Corsicana, grandparents Bobby and Beverly Ford of Corsicana, Charles and Jackie Fewlass of Nolanville, great-grandparents Vera Fewlass of Manton, Mich., Harry and Alice Stephens of Sacramento, Calif., and Wilma Ford of Bowie, and numerous uncles and aunts. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Katherleen Johnson Burleson
Jun 28, 1917 - Sep 19, 2008

Mrs. Katherleen Johnson Burleson, 91, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 in Corsicana. She was born on June 28, 1917 in St. Elmo. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in St. Elmo. She and her husband, J. C., lived in Houston for many years and together they celebrated over 50 years of marriage. She was affectionately known by her family and the Winkler community as “Blue Eyes”. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Elton McCann and Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Elmo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gatlin Rash, Bill Massey, Brad Van Dike, Dewayne Rash, Benny Pillans and Bobby Joe Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be Rex Lee Folmar, Jack Pillans, and Earl Minze. Mrs. Burleson was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Burleson; parents, Ralph and Bonnie Johnson; and a sister, Mabel Rash. Survivors include her sister, Ruby J. Burleson of Corsicana; great nephews and their wives, Ricky and Debbie Rash of Dripping Springs, and Steve and Connie Rash of Longview; numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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  • Published in the Corsicana Daily Sun from 9/21/2008 - 9/22/2008
  • Published in the Navarro County Times

Berlin R. Compton
Apr 4, 1915 - Sep 19, 2008

Berlin R. Compton, 93, of Corsicana, passed away on Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 in Corsicana. He was born in Italy, Texas to William Compton and Sallie Sims Compton on April 4, 1915. Berlin served his country in World War II in the Army serving in the Europe and Pacific Theaters. The 36th Division, he and other men from Italy were serving in, was called into service prior to the beginning of the United States’ involvement in the war. He attended Officer Candidate School and served as a Captain with the 86th Blackhawk Division in France, Belgium and Germany. Prior to going to Japan he was recalled to the States where he was promoted to Major. Following the his military service he was the owner of Parkway Food Store in Corsicana on Seventh Avenue and was a member of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge #174 for 50 years. Berlin was also a member of First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Sims Compton, in 1982. Survivors include daughters, Barbara Wyatt and husband James of Lansing, Kan. and Beverly Mahan and husband Sonny of Lufkin; granddaughter Becky Hardy and husband Ferrand of Flower Mound; great grandson Austin Hardy of Flower Mound; brother, W. A. Compton and wife Helen of Irving; sister, Elizabeth Chenowth of Corsicana; many nieces and nephews; two very close friends, Kay Patrick and Mary Tyykila Muhvich; and caregiver Jackie Knighten. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Grayson Glass officiating, followed by Masonic Rites. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Billy Bob Collier, Dan Greer, James Sykes, David Matthews, Scott Tyykila and Ronnie McGaha. In lieu flowers the family asks that memorials be made to the, First Baptist Church 510 West Collin Corsicana, Texas 75110. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Laura 'Katie' (Wesley) Williams
Sep 6, 1906 - Mar 4, 2000

Laura 'Katie' Williams

Laura "Katie" Williams, 93, of Junction City, Kan. passed away Saturday, March 4, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Euzell Ball officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery in Junction City, Kan.

Pallbearers will be Howard Esters, Claude Myers, Calvin Eden, Jackie McDonald, Freddie Thomas and Robert Harris.

Mrs. Williams was born Sept. 6, 1906 in Elkhart to Sam and Emma (Nixon) Wesley. She graduated from Anderson County School in Texas and went two years to a junior college in San Antonio. She married Rector Williams on July 5, 1946 in Bexar County. She had lived in Junction City since 1951. She retired from the Civil Service from the post quartermaster laundry in 1972. She was a member of Ward Chapel A.M.E.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 1, 1996, parents and ten brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Williams is survived by her son, John Williams of Junction City, Kan.; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 1315 S.W. Arrowhead St., Topeka, Kan. 66604; or American Diabetes Association, 3210 E. Douglas St., Wichita, Kan. 67208.

Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Chapel of Junction City, Kan.

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Georgia Mae McDaniels
May 15, 1914 - Mar 6, 2000

Georgia Mae McDaniels

Georgia Mae McDaniels, 85, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 6, 2000, at Heritage Oaks West.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel, with the Rev. Thomas Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Willie Lister, Jessie Johnson, David Johnson and Linnis Johnson.

Mrs. McDaniels was born May 15, 1914 in Corsicana.

Mrs. McDaniels is survived by her son, Charles Martin of Milan, N.M.; two granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; sisters, Dora Ross and Sadie Andrews, both of Corsicana, and Lula B. Brown of Los Angeles, Calif.; niece, Barbara Chandler; and nephews, Thomas Johnson and wife Martha Jo, Linnis Johnson and wife Martha Marie, David Johnson and wife Priscilla, all of Los Angeles, Calif., and Jessie Howard and wife Carolyn of Dallas.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Cecil Tisdale
Aug 6, 1906 - Mar 8, 2000

Cecil Tisdale

Cecil Tisdale, 93, of Streetman passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Birdston Cemetery, with the Rev. Danny Richardson.

Mr. Tisdale was born Aug. 6, 1906 in Streetman. He was a farmer most of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Sally Tisdale.

Mr. Tisdale is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Neil and Bessie Tisdale of Streetman; and a number of cousins.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Odis Ellis Jr.
Aug 30, 1945 - Mar 8, 2000

Odis Ellis Jr.

Odis Ellis Jr., 54, of Purdon passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2000, in Navarro County.

Services are pending.

Mr. Ellis was born Aug. 30, 1945 in Purdon. He was a rancher.

Mr. Ellis is survived by his parents, Odis and Ila Ellis Sr. of Purdon; brothers, Cecil Ellis and Christopher Ellis, both of Purdon; and sister, Charlotte Brown of Purdon.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Fern Atkins

Fern Atkins, 88, of Corsicana passed away March 8, 2000 in Corsicana.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home

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Thomas Alan 'Tom' Dawson
Dec 18, 1950 - Mar 9, 2000

Thomas Alan 'Tom' Dawson

Thomas Alan "Tom" Dawson, 49, of Rice passed away Thursday, March 9, 2000, in Rice after an extremely hard and long battle with cancer.

Visitation with the family will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home.

Mr. Dawson was born Dec. 18, 1950 in Dallas. He was a 1969 graduate of Garland High School. He will be forever missed, but will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

Mr. Dawson is survived by his mother, Jeanne Laws of Wylie; father, Elliott Paul Dawson of London, England; sons and daughters-in-law, Shawn and Cleona Dawson and Ryan and Rachel Dawson, all of Rice; grandchildren, Courtney and Leah Dawson of Rice; sister, Linda Moses of Plano; and brother, Patrick Dawson of Duncanville.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Fern Fulton (Johnson) Atkins
Aug 23, 1911 - Mar 8, 2000

Fern Fulton Atkins

Fern Fulton Atkins, 88, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2000, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bob Fritts, Jay Justice, Orville Locklar, Coy Wayne McClendon, Artis McNeel and Harold Williamson.

Mrs. Atkins was born Aug. 23, 1911 in Anson. She was saved at 14 years of age and was a 1930 Corsicana High School graduate. She married Lester Atkins on Jan. 31, 1931. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana. She served as Memorial Baptist Church's secretary for 35 years and organist for 25 years. She was the historian for Corsicana Baptist Association for several years. She was a member of the PTA for 12 years, serving as president of Travis Elementary for two years and member of city and county PTA, also.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Lester Atkins on Oct. 10, 1997; and her mother and stepfather, Helen and Ezra White.

Mrs. Atkins is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Kay Atkins of Austin; sister, Joy McClendon of Powell; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Anne (Mathews) Holley
Dec 7, 1903 - Mar 9, 2000

Mrs. Roy (Anne) Holley

Mrs. Roy (Anne) Holley, 96, of Dallas passed away Thursday, March 9, 2000, in Dallas.

Services will be 11 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Don Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Post Oak Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Odus Bell, Everett Holley, Claye Moore, Ron Moore, Raymond Rosas and Don Womble. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Chapman, Amos Hart, Warren Hart and Alvin Holley.

Mrs. Holley was born Dec. 7, 1903 in Allen. She had a green thumb and loved to work in her yard and flower gardens. She worked at P&S Pharmacy for many years. She loved her family very much.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Holley.

Mrs. Holley is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Holley of Dallas; brother, O.B. Mathews of Malakoff; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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June Harriet Hale
Mar 7, 1926 - Mar 9, 2000

June Harriet Hale

June Harriet Hale, 74, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, March 9, 2000, in Corsicana.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Hale was born March 7, 1926 in Corsicana. She received her pilot's license, was a substitute teacher, was the first woman elected to the the Grants, N.M. school board and was on the New Mexico State University school board. She was active in the Republican Party, was the Western Valencia County chairman for U.S. Senator Domenici and was the director of the Grants, N.M. Chamber of Commerce. She received her associate's degree from NMSU Grants, N.M. She was a volunteer for Reach to Recovery for the American Cancer Society. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the couples class. She was a member of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Hale is survived by her husband, Verne Hale; daughters and sons-in-law, Suellen and Howard Heath, Mary Jane and Gerald Ray and Nancy Mead; granddaughters, Pacian Heath, Paige Heath, Patrice Heath, Deborah Mead and Sandra Madden and husband Michael; grandsons, Jeremy Ray and Wes Mead and wife Katheranne.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Belle (Wylie) Spivey-Perry
Mar 6, 1914 - Mar 8, 2000

Mary Belle Spivey Perry

Mary Belle Spivey Perry, 86, of Tyler passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Paschal Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Bubba Blissett, O.R. Spurlock, Ronnie Harper, Rodney Coppock, and Tommy Perry.

Mrs. Perry was born March 6, 1914 in Hermitage, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her brother, David Newton Wylie.

Mrs. Perry is survived by her daughter, Freddie Davis of Flint; stepdaughter, Jan Allen of Plano; stepson, Tom Perry of Corsicana; sister, Lillie Mae Atkins of Mexia; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.

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Ruth Madeline (Griffin) Melton
Apr 7, 1914 - Mar 9, 2000

Ruth Griffin Melton

Ruth Griffin Melton, 85, of Fort Worth passed away Thursday, March 9, 2000, at City View Care Center in Fort Worth.

Services will be 10 a.m. today at Everman United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Timothy Thomas officiating. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kiah Albert, Kelley Albert, Kier Albert, Timothy Little, Tobil Little and Trent Little.

Mrs. Melton was born April 7, 1914 in Malakoff. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Roianna and Gordan Albert and Raejean and Bob Little, all of Fort Worth; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

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Cornelia Carroll
Feb 4, 1918 - Mar 9, 2000

Cornelia Carroll

Cornelia Carroll, 82, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, March 9, 2000 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. today at First Independent Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Mrs. Carroll was born Feb. 4, 1918 in Lavon. She was a member of the First Independent Baptist Church where she served on the usher board and as a member of the mission society.

She is survived by sister, Louise Smith of Corsicana; nieces, Dianne Spralls, Mary Lloyd, Charlene Littleton, Betty Nieto, Hasna Littleton, and Tonia Littleton; nephews, Alfred Littleton and Michael Littleton; great-nephews, Fitzgerald Littleton, Damian Littleton, Rory Spralls, Sterling Spralls, G.V. Littleton, Chester A. Bradley; and great-nieces, Andrea Range and Alexi Littleton.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary

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Melissa Diane Caudle
Sep 24, 1994 - Sep 19, 2008

Melissa Diane Caudle, 13, of Blooming Grove, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, in Dallas. She was born Sept. 24, 1994, in Dallas to David Wayne Caudle and Deborah Mabray Caudle. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 4:30 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Brian Connally and Chad Owens officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David J. Caudle, Chris Ivey, Matthew Davis, Jacolby Godbey, Keith Tunnel and David Raccard.She is survived by father David Wayne Caudle, mother Deborah Mabray Caudle, brother David Justin Caudle and wife Nikki of Cross Roads, sisters Ashley Campbell of Blooming Grove and Makayla Caudle of Blooming Grove, nephews Damion and Drake Caudle of Cross Roads and Chase Campbell of Blooming Grove, and grandparents Bill and Patsy Caudle of Graham, Charlie and Eleanor Jones of Victoria and Art and Harlene Mabray of Point Comfort. She was associated with When Are We Going Home Ministry, New Beginnings Family Fellowship and Unity Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to When Are We Going Home Ministry, P.O. Box 189, Blooming Grove, TX 76626. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Johnnie R. Whiteley
May 26, 1915 - Sep 20, 2008

Johnnie R. Whiteley, 93, passed away at his home in Ennis, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008. Johnnie was born on May 26, 1915, in Chatfield. His parents were Joseph Whiteley and Dora Jackson Whiteley. He was raised in Chatfield and Peeltown. On July 17, 1939, he married Alice M. Salik and they moved to the community of Alma; and in 1949 they moved to Ennis. Mr. Whiteley worked for Broughton and Erickson Construction for over 20 years as a heavy equipment operator. He was with Stinson Brothers Plumbing for 10 years and the City of Ennis over five years, and Lowey Machine. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church and a KJT member. He is survived by his wife Alice of Ennis; three sons, Johnny and his wife Jean Whiteley of Corsicana, Willie and his wife Theresa Whiteley of Telico, and Mark and his wife Tina Whiteley of Ennis; five daughters, Dorothy Spaniel, Joyce Whiteley, Jeannie Whiteley, and Brenda Lowey and her husband Michael, all of Ennis, and Judy Harris of Corsicana; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tonie Lindley in 1998; three brothers and two sisters; and two grandsons, Eric and Paul Lindley. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at St. John Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements by J. E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

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Mildred D. (Low) Shook
Jul 10, 1926 - Sep 23, 2008

Mildred D. Shook, 82, of Corsicana passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. She was born on July 10, 1926, in Pottsboro. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Myrtle Low; son, Jim Shook; sister, Minnie Lee Shockey; and brothers J. B. Low and Chester Low. Mildred is survived by her husband, J. B. “Buddy” Shook; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Shook; sister-in-law and husband, Peggy and Joe Baumgartner; and nieces and husbands, Janet and Leon Foster, Anele and Mike Richardson, and Denise and Jerry Brown. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Scott and the Rev. Lain Teel officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Hayden Richardson, Dillon Brown, Kevin Collier, Ed Straubing, Curtis Mitchell and Roy Franks.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lorene Robinson
Jan 7, 1924 - Sep 23, 2008

Lorene Robinson, 84, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at Health Care and Rehab of Corsicana. Wake service will be 7 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Church with the Rev. Derek L. Barton officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Mrs. Robinson was born Jan. 7, 1924, in Mexia. She was a graduate of Mexia High School. Her hobbies included cooking, playing the piano, singing and shopping. She was preceded in death by her son, L.C. Robinson Jr.; two grandchildren, Lorie Walker and Carma Demetric Robinson; one sister, Nellie Mosley; and two brothers, John Upshaw and Phillip Ross Jr.Survivors include her husband, L.C. Robinson of Corsicana; children, Ruthie Woods (Aubrey) of Corsicana, Dorothy Robinson of Abilene, Raymond Robinson of Irving, Diann Carter of Corsicana, Ernest Robinson of Las Colinas, Gregory Robinson of Palestine, and Shelia Robinson of Lancaster; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Stiggers of Lubbock; Barbara Demerson, Maggie Chapel and Angie Eddington, all of Austin; brothers, Joe Ben Ross of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Chester Ross of Lubbock; and cousins, Hattie Bell Williams and Cornelius Phillips. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Kevin Lee Williams
Nov 5, 1975 - Sep 23, 2008

Kevin Lee Williams, 32, of Whitney and formerly of Corsicana, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, in Longview. He was born on Nov. 5, 1975, in Corsicana. He attended Mildred schools, and was an avid golfer. He loved to fish and spend time with his boys. He worked in car sales for many years in the East Texas area. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Community Church with the Rev. Steve Hayes officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Scott Williams, Olin Williams, Keith Martin, Kyle Williams, Kelly Williams, Chuck Williams and Mike Martin. He is survived by his sons, Hagen Lee Williams of Mildred, Robert Logan Williams, Westin Neil Williams and Peyton Parker Williams, all of Hallesville; mother and stepfather, Debra L. and Gary N. Holloway of Mildred; father and stepmother, Arthur Lee and Brenda Williams of Whitney; maternal grandmother, Lois I. Bell of Corsicana; paternal grandmothers, Mamie F. Holloway and Lillie Fay Williams, both of Corsicana; sisters and brother-in-law, Kimberly (Holloway) and Stacey Black of Portland, Ore., and Amy Williams of Whitney; nieces, Hannah and Haven Black of Portland, Ore.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a big host of friends. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Irene Aldama
abt 1926 - Sep 26, 2008

Irene Aldama, 82, of Corsicana, passed away Friday Sept. 26, 2008.Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Aldama; grandson, Joshua Aldama; and parents, Felipe and Carmen Herrera. She is survived by, and was the mother of, five wonderful children; Robert Aldama of Corsicana, David and wife Pam of Corsicana, Rose Aldama of Corsicana, Mary Elizabeth Tallant of Pursley, and Cynthia and husband Leon Garcia of Corsicana; three sisters, Juanita Vasquez of Michigan, Carmen Zarate of Tennessee and Helen Garcia of Michigan; ten grandchildren, Christian Garcia, Richardo Garcia, Justin Aldama, John Aldama, Jonathan Aldama, Anthony Aldama, Leslie Melton, Lisa Randolph, Crystal Farmer and Stacie Rodriguez; four great grandchildren, Alexah Melton, Daniel Rodriguez Jr., Caleb Aldama, Madison Aldama, and one on the way. Pallbearers are Jonathan Aldama, Tony Aldama, Christian Garcia, Richardo Garcia, Justin Aldama, John Aldama, Daniel Rodriguez and John Putman. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Tommye Ruth (Bryan) Hiler
Aug 27, 1926 - Sep 26, 2008

Tommye Ruth Bryan Hiler, 82, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 in Fort Worth. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Granbury. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. Tommye was born Aug. 27, 1926 in Davidson, Okla. to Joseph and Gladyse Cel Estes Bryan. She married James Hiler on June 9, 1946 in Abilene. She worked with her husband at the Napa Auto Parts Store as the bookkeeper. She was a member of the Nan Wright Circle at the First United Methodist Church and the Chapel Sunday School class, served as Church Historian and treasurer of the Genealogical Society. She had lived in Granbury since 1962. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on July 17, 2004, a brother and two sisters. Survivors include her sons, George “Randy” Hiler and wife Darlene, and Jimmy Dale Hiler and wife Debbie; daughter, Karan Enlow and husband Roger, all of Granbury; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Virginia Felts of Wingfield, Kan. and Chida Cortina of Islamorado, Fla.; many nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Wiley Funeral Home, Granbury.

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Lee D. Ledwell
Feb 9, 1932 - Sep 25, 2008

Mr. Lee D. Ledwell, 76, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008 in Frost. He was born Feb. 9, 1932, to Percy and Annie Lee Ledwell in Minerva. Mr. Ledwell worked most of his years as a supervisor for Champion International in Pasadena. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donald Smith officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are Thomas Hamilton, Daniel Chavez, Michael Coker, Roy Ledwell, Gary Plant and Darrel Plant. Honorary Pallbearer is Mike Bell. Mr. Ledwell was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Linnie Kate Wyant Ledwell (Kattie); and daughter, Diana Lee Ledwell. Survivors include his son, Jimmy Ledwell of Houston; his daughters, Debra Chavez of Frost, Patricia Hamilton and husband Thomas of Corpus Christi, Deana Alcorn and husband Mike of Santa Fe, Texas, Melissa Holman and husband Dwayne of Frost; sisters, Frances Hayes of Austin, and Joyce Gazalski of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Leslie Gordon "L.G." Ward
Aug 23, 1924 - Sep 27, 2008

Leslie Gordon “L. G.” Ward, 84, of Wortham passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 at East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Porter Chapel in Wortham with the Rev. Steven Schulte officiating. Interment will follow at Cade Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. He was born Aug. 23, 1924. Mr. Ward was a retired bottle selector with Anchor Hocking. Survivors include his wife, Elvie Ward of Wortham; daughter Wanda Sutherland and husband David of Wortham; granddaughters, Autumn Cox and husband Lee of Mexia,, and Cassie Allen of Wortham; grandson, Cory Cawthorn of Wortham; great grandchildren, Kealen, Kennedy and Kuper. Arrangements by Porter Funeral Home of Wortham.

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Katharin Duree Marx
Nov 28, 1919 - Sep 28, 2008

Katharin Duree Marx was born Nov. 28, 1919, in Dimmitt and died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, in Corsicana. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Katharin graduated from Dimmitt High School as valedictorian. She then graduated from Baylor University in 1941 and later received her master’s degree in education from Baylor. She began her teaching career in Robstown and moved to Corsicana where she taught from 1945 to 1947. She left Corsicana to go teach in Costa Rica where her sister and brother-in-law were Southern Baptist missionaries. She returned to Corsicana in 1948 where she taught first grade at Travis Elementary for 36 years. She retired from teaching in 1985 after 45 years of service. She was an active member in Delta Kappa Gamma for 56 years and taught in the nursery at First Baptist Church for 48 years. She was awarded the Christine Bristow award for outstanding service in the area of spiritual instruction. Katharin was a magnet for children. They were drawn to her by her genuine care, warmth, and obvious love for them. She was a supportive fan of multiple athletic events attending graciously with her husband Frank. It was a great pleasure to her to have the opportunity to see her own grandsons play sports in Corsicana. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Frank and Risa Marx of Corsicana and their sons Hudson and Caleb; and daughter and son-in-law Susan and Scott Middleton and their children Elliott and Susan Middleton of Tyler, Elaine and Scott Bartlett of Dallas, and Andrea and Jay Trieschmann of Little Rock, Ark. She is survived by great-grandchildren Hannah, Rachel, Abigail, Miriam, Elliott, Lydia and Luke Middleton, Severin and Reese Bartlett, and Max and Katharin Aileen Trieschmann; sisters and brothers-in-law Waurayne and Van Hughes of Dimmitt and Waldeen and Imy Holt of California; nieces Karyn Hughes of Dallas and Javan Hughes of Florida; nephew Garland Holt of California; and special friend Neva Taylor of Longview. Memorials may be made to the Frank and Katharin Marx Athletic Scholarship Fund, in care of Frank Marx, P.O. Box 575, Corsicana, TX 75151 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Maybell (Grace) Farmer-Turner
Feb 6, 1899 - May 3, 1966

Mrs. Turner Dies Tuesday
Mrs. J. W. Turner, 67, of 420 South Thirteenth street, died Tuesday afternoon at Memorial hospital.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the First Pentecostal Church of God of which she was a member, with burial in the Pattison Cemetery at Emhouse.
The rites were conducted by Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Emmett Henderson, pastor of Evangel Temple
Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Alene Griffith and Mrs. Onite Morgan, both of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Tomlin Rasco, Ennis; Mrs. J. P. Travis and Mrs. Elizabeth Greer, both of Rice and Mrs. Dorothy Estes, Corsicana; three brothers, Hilliard Grace, Ennis; Jake Grace, Washington State; and Jimmy Grace, Wilmer; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Lee Toms, Gilbert Sutherlin, Lloyd Nichols, R. A. Ivie, Pete Coker and Arthur Nichols.
Corley directed.

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John Marion Tinkle
Jan 2, 1894 - Feb 11, 1978

John Tinkle
Funeral services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at The First Baptist Church of Irving for John Tinkle, 84, who died Saturday in Irving. He was the brother of a Corsicana woman.
Dr. Henry H. Kinkeade will officiate with burial to be at 2:30 p.m. at the Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.
Survivors include his wife Mrs. Lida Tinkle of Irving; one daughter, Mrs. Fern Lackey of Irving; three sons, Bill Tinkle of Euless, John Tinkle of Albuquerque, NM; and Nathan Tinkle of Clyde; one sister, Mrs. Hugh Parrish of Corsicana; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Corley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

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Lida Lee (Turner) Tinkle
Jul 19, 1898 - Nov 19, 1983

Lida Tinkle
Lida Tinkle, 85, of Irving died Saturday in Irving.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Irving with Dr. Henry Kindeade officiating. Graveside services will be 4 p.m. at the Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.
Corley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
She was a native of Navarro County and member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Fern Lackey of Irving; three sons, John G. Tinkle of Albuquerque, NM; William G. Tinkle of Euless and Nathan Tinkle of Clyde; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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James Walter Turner
Mar 10, 1899 - Apr 19, 1983

James Walter Turner, 94, of Rice, died Tuesday at Navarro Memorial Hospital.
Service is Thursday, 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate. Burial will be at Pattison Cemetery.
He was a native of Mississippi and served in the Calvary during World War I.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Aline Griffith, of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Lida Tinkle of Arlington; two sons-in-law, Mark Morgan of Rice and J. C. Griffith of Corsicana; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Wayne Morgan, Jerry Morgan, Lee Montgomery, Dub Turner, Edgar Montgomery and Larry Bailey.

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Christine Clarabeth (Dawson) Page
Feb 19, 1941 - Sep 29, 2008

Christine Clarabeth Page
Christine Clarabeth Page, 67, of Tyler, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, in Tyler. She was born Feb. 19, 1941, in Italy, Texas, to Clarence Robert Dawson and Lorena Vaughan Dawson. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Danny Mack Sr. and Linda Page of Tyler, Ronnie Lee and Cindy Page of Wichita, Kan., and George Raymond and Joy Page of Frost; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanie Lanell and Tommy Hicks of Gladewater; brothers, Robert Louis Dawson of Frost, Clarence Buford Dawson of Brenham, and David Ross Dawson of Mesquite; sister, Brenda Faynell Reed of Hawkins; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Steve Dunn officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons Danny Page Jr., Jason Page, David Sikes, Daniel Sikes, Philip Page and Hodge Hanlan. Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Page, Allen Bell and Joe Hanlan. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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