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Claude Loran Keele
Nov 21, 1958 - Apr 7, 1997

Claude Keele, 38, of Hunington, formerly of Kountze died April 7 in Methodist Hospital in Houston.

Funeral services were earlier today in the Broussard Chapel in Kountze. Interment will follow in the Prairie Point Cemetery in Kerens at 4 p.m. with Bro. David Busby and Bro. Earl Burns officiating.

Mr. Keele was born November 21, 1958 in Corsicana. He was a logger and a Pentecostal.

Mr. Keele is survived by his wife, Virgie Keele of Hunington; son, Kevin Keele of Hunington; father, Marvin Keele of Emhouse; sisters, Marlene Jock of Malakoff, Annette Coleman of Kerens, Ruth Fowler of Corsicana; brothers, Eugene Keele of Hunington, Lonnie Keele of Emhouse, Timothy Keele, Alva Ray Keele and Harlen Keele all of Corsicana; grandmother, Ioma Perry of Kerens.

Arrangements by Broussards Mortuary in Kountze.

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Irene (Faughn) Morton
Nov 14, 1907 - July 2, 1997

Irene Morton, 89, of Dallas died July 2 at Buckner's Rayburn Nursing Center in Dallas.

Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 at the Paschal Funeral Home.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. L.L. Conner officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers are her grandsons.

Mrs. Morton was born November 14, 1907 in Kerens. She was a vocational nurse and worked at Navarro County Hospital for many years.

Mrs. Morton is survived by her son, James C. Morton of Lewisville; a brother, Z.O Faughn of Ozan, Arkansas; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Chris Marie (Tramel) Matthews
Apr 26, 1922 - June 13, 1997

Chris Marie Matthews, 75, of Uta, California, died June 13 in Uta.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Prairie Point Cemetery with Rev. L. L. Conner officiating.

Mrs. Matthews was born April 26, 1922 to James Herbert Tramel and Mary Evelyn Tyner.

Mrs. Matthews is survived by a daughter, Carmen Riley of California; two sons, Bobby and Kenneth Matthews both of California; four sisters, Melvina Martin of San Antonio, Billie Reynolds of Nevada, Shananan of Amarillo and Joyce Day of California; two brothers, Wilfred Tramel of Houston and James Tramel of Hillsboro; and 3 grandchildren.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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James Clyde Goodwin
Apr 5, 1944 - Sept 13, 1997

James Clyde Goodwin, 53, of Mabank died Sept. 13.

Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 at the Paschal Funeral Home.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Paschal Funeral Chapel with Rev. Frank Upchurch and Rev. L.L. Conner. Burial will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Sammy West, Keith Fields, James Cartlidge, Kurt Goodson, Dock Hanks, and Bobby Henderson.

Mr. Goodwin was born April 5, 1944 in Kerens.

Mr. Goodwin is survived by his mother, Thettus Goodwin of Kerens; one son, Bryan Goodwin of Corsicana; one daughter, Karen Griffin of Corsicana; brother, Charles Goodwin of Waco; granddaughgter, McKala Goodwin of Corsicana; grandson Brandon Capehart of Corsicana.

Mr. Goodwin was preceded in death by his father, Clyde James Goodwin in 1996.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.

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Charlie C. Combs
Nov 1, 1900 - Sep 1997

Charlie Combs, 96, of Palestine died Sept. 15 at Senior Health Care Center in Palestine.

Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. at the Paschal Funeral Home.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Paschal Funeral Chapel with Rev. L.L. Conner officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers are his grandsons.

Mr. Combs was born Nov. 1, 1900.

Mr. Combs is survived by 3 daughters, Dorothy Smith and Merl Harris both of Palestine, and Ophilia McGowan of Kerens; 2 sons, J.C. Combs and Coy Combs both of Palestine; a sister, Dora Collins of Kerens; 23 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.

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Parents: James Franklin Combs and Dorinda Elizabeth (Rhoten) Combs
Wife: Mary L. (Connerly) Combs
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Laura Mae (Nugent) Holcomb Holleman
Sept 29, 1914 - Sept 5, 1997

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Mae Nugent Holcomb Holleman, 82, of McGregor, formerly of Malakoff, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Sunday at the Foster & Brown Funeral Home chapel.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6-8 p.m.

Burial will be at the Prairie Point Cemetery in Kerens.

Mrs. Holleman passed away Friday in Clifton.

Mrs. Holleman was a member of the First Methodist Church in Malakoff. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Porter Hubbard Holcomb in 1961, and a son, Robert "Bobby" Leroy Holleman in 1969.

Mrs. Holleman is survived by her husband of 33 years, Leroy Holleman of McGregor; daughters, Kathryn Ann Brown of Palestine; Carolyn Gaye Strickland of Sherman; Linda Wollard of McGregor and Linda Diane McGee of Crawford; sisters, Mary Giles of Greggton and Della Potts of Sulphur Springs; brother, Cecil Nugent of Smithfield; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Lela Irene (Mayo) Dixon
Aug 2, 1907 - Aug 15, 1997

Irene Dixon, 90, of Magnolia, Arkansas, died Aug. 15 in Magnolia Hospital.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the Lewis Chapel, Waldo, Arkansas. Burial will be in the Prairie Point Cemetery in Kerens at 2 p.m. Monday.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Dixon, parents and three brothers.

Mrs. Dixon was retired as the youth director of the Southside Baptist Church. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waldo and a member of WMF. She was born in Kerens Aug. 2, 1907.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lameta and Bill Sewell of Waldo, Ar.; sister, Dovie Crawford of Pasedena; sister-in-law, Myrl Dixon of Magnolia, Ar., brother-in-law and wife, Johnnie and Elsie Sewell of Magnolia, Ar.; grandson and wife, Steven A. and Susan Sewell of Pineville, La; five great-grandchildren, Stephanie Sewell, Scott Sewell, and Joshua Sewell, all of Pineville, La., and Corrie Mahaffey and Erin Mahaffey, both of Mandiville, La.; nephew and wife, Kenneth and Marilyn Dixon of Magnolia, Ar.; several nieces, nephews and host of friends.

Arrangements by Lewis Funeral Home of Magnolia, Arkansas.

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James Herman "Sam" Upchurch
May 12, 1914 - Aug 13, 1997

Sam Upchurch, 83, of Kerens died August 13 at Heritage Oaks Nursing Home in Corsicana.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Paschal Funeral Home.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Thomas Robbins, Rev. L.L. Conner, and Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will follow at the Prairie Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Billy Upchurch, Blair Watt, Gerald Tramel, Foy Brown, Don Blackburn, Luster Ray Tramel, Jerry Crocker and Travis Parrish.

Mr. Upchurch was born May 12, 1914 in Bazette. He was a veteran of WWII. He was retired from Humbel Oil Co. He was a deacon at Bazette Baptist Church for many years.

Mr. Upchurch is survived by his sister, Willie Faye Howell of Ft. Worth and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Aug 13, 1997
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Parents: Tom B. and Lena Famelia (Schomerus) Upchurch
    Wife: Christine E. Upchurch - Dec 26, 1915 - May 13, 1985 - married June 15, 1946
    Info from census records, death records and Nav. Co. Cemetery Book.
  • WWII Biography
  • Graduated from Kerens High School

Lee W. Ingram
Jan 20, 1920 - Sept 30, 1997

Lee W. Ingram, 77, of Corsicana died Sept. 30 at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be Friday from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. John's Baptist Church with Rev. J.C. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at the Round Prairie Cemetery in Kerens.

Mr. Ingram was born Jan. 20, 1920 in Freestone County. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Mr. Ingram is survived by his daughters, Lena Faye Owens, Julia Bell Rivers and Rosie Marie McKelvey all of Ft. Worth; brother, James Ingram, Jr., of Midway; sisters, Rosetta Smith of Corsicana and Celestine Favors of Ft. Worth; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; special friend, Mrs. Lonnie Island; and a host of relatives and friends.

Mr. Ingram was preceded in death by his father, Jim Ingram, mother, Bill Granville Ingram, son, William Don Ingram, and brother, Booker T. Ingram.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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David Cottrell
Jan 27, 1938 - June 18, 1997

David Cottrell, 59, of Dallas died June 18 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the House of Refuge Church of God in Christ in Dawson. Burial will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends and family.

Mr. Cottrell was born January 27, 1938 in Dawson.

Mr. Cottrell is survived by his wife, Minnie Cottrell of Dallas; children: Cornelia Louise Cottrell, David Cottrell, Jr., Janet Joyce Cottrell, Vanessa Cottrell all of Dallas; Arlondra Strong, David Brown and Kimberly Brown; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers: Vernon Cottrell of Kerens and Lawrence Carroll of Midland; and other relatives.

Mr. Cottrell is preceded in death by his parents, Wilmer Cottrell and Sallie Mae Wilborn Cottrell.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Leroy Ernest Tye
Nov 8, 1914 - June 22, 1997

Leroy Enest Tye, 82, of Hubbard died June 22 at his residence.

Graveside services were earlier today at the Dawson Cemetery with Rev. Ron Fontenot officiating.

Mr. Tye was born November 8, 1914. Mr. Tye was a retired engineer for the Katy Railroad.

Mr. Tye is surived by his wife, Mrs. Lorene Tye of Hubbard; daughter, Julia Gibson of Hubbard; and granddaughter, Susan Lynch of Montara, California; two brothers, G.L. Tye of Houston and William E. Tye of Bellmead; a sister, Melva Smallwood of Bellmead; and two brothers-in-law, Billy Flanigan of Houston and Jack Flanagan of San Jose, California.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.

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Lillian Frances (Brahman) Scott
Aug 28, 1915 - July 26, 1997

Lillian Frances Brahman Scott, 81, of Waco and formerly of Oak Cliff, died at Waco Nursing Center on July 26, 1997.

Graveside services are 11 a.m. at Dawson Cemetery, with Gary Inman officiating.

Visitation is today from 6-8 p.m. at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Mrs. Scott was born Aug. 28, 1915, in Henderson. She was a retired sample maker and master seamstress from Jarrell Inc. of Dallas where she had worked for many years. She loved raising flowers and gardening. She loved her little dog, Skippy. She was raised in Dawson and attended in Dawson schools.

Mrs. Scott was preceded in death by her husband, Levi William Scott in 1966.

Mrs. Scott is survived by her three sons, William Richard Scott of Dallas; Douglas Roger Scott of Waco and James Earl Scott of Corpus Christi; one daughter, Rachel Ann Scott Weldon of Oak Cliff; sister, Alyce Willard of Dawson and sister-in-laws Emma Branham of Dawson and Maymie Scott of Wortham.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home.

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Rena Brown
1898 - Aug 12, 1997

Rena Brown, 99, from Fort Worth, died Aug. 12, at Fort Worth Osteopathic Hospital of Texas.

Services will be held at St. James AME Church in Dawson at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Burial will be at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers are John Kirby, Jr., Jimmie Kirby, Darren Kirby, Carl Kirby, Vernon Kirby, Michael Kirby, and M.T. Wade.

Mrs. Brown was survived by one sister, Mrs. Doshie Wade of Dawson, TX.; nephews: John Kirby, M.T. Wade, John H. Jones, all of Dawson, Columbus Jones of Dallas; nieces: Hettie V. Wade of Houston, Louise Jones and Gertie Kirby of Dawson and Bernie Hicks of Hansford, Calif.: great nieces and nephews: Joe and Oweta Williams, Linda Willrice, John D. Kirby, Jr., Jimmie Kirby all of Fort Worth, TX., Darren Kirby, Vernon Kirby of Dawson, TX., Sherry Kirby of Hubbard, TX., Carl Kirby of Baltimore, Maryland; and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Cecil Warren Thompson
Sept 10, 1926 - Sept 28, 1997

Cecil Warren Thompson, 71, of Mount Calm, died Sept. 28 at his residence.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Wade Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dennis Mott officiating. Burial will follow in the Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Ronnie Woodall, Wilmer Hale, John Smith, Scott Anderson, Steve Upton and Bobby Nesmith. Honorary pallbearers are Fred Love, and Ralph Westbrook.

Mr. Thompson was born Sept. 10, 1926 in Dawson. He was employed for many years by the City of Cockrell Hill (Dallas County) where he worked as a police officer, water superintendent and also a volunteer fireman. He retired in 1979 and moved to Dawson where he was employed as water superintendent.

Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Charlene Thompson of Dawson; son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Wanda Cook of Wills Point; two daughters, Lois Cook Piche of Lone Oak and Kathy Cook of Kaufman; two brothers, Donald Thompson of Irving and Doyle Thompson of Houston; two sisters, Marva Farmer of Dawson and Mary Moran of Kerrville; two grandchildren, Justin Cook and Tina Thompson; two great-granddaughters, Ashley and Alexis Renteria; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.

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Frank Roy Melton
Mar 4, 1910 - Sept 13, 1997

Frank Roy Melton, 87, of Goodlow died Sept. 13 at his residence.

Services will be held today at 1 p.m. at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Goodlow with Rev. Earnest Betts, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow at the Petersburg Cemetery in Round Prairie.

Pallbearers are the deacons of New Bethel Baptist Church.

Mr. Melton was born March 4, 1910 in Troup.

Mr. Melton is survived by 2 step-daughters, Eddie B. Sanders of Goodlow and Ardelia Smith of Corsicana; sister, Obelia Hancock of Goodlow; 26 step grandchildren; 54 step great-grandchildren; 82 step great-great-grandchildren; 11 step great-great-great-grandchildren: 2 step great-great-great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Mr. Melton was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Melton.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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James Robert Alonzo Turn
Oct 7, 1913 - Sept 30, 1997

James Robert Alonzo Turn, 83, of Latexo died Sept. 30 in Crockett.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana with Rev. E.P. Ramsey officiating.

Mr. Turn was born Oct. 7, 1913 in Brady. He was a resident of Crockett since 1987 and before that in Cedar Creek and Garden Ridge and New Braunfels. He was a graduate of San Angelo High School and attended Texas Tech University on a football scholarship. He was a long time rancher. He retired from managing the Corsicana Country Club with his wife Kay. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Turn is survived by his son, James Robert Turn and wife, Betty of Crockett; brothers, R.P. Turn of San Angelo, Wayne Turn and wife, Helen of San Angelo, Ben Turn and wife, LaNelle of San Angelo, A.J. Turn and wife, Anna Faye of Dallas and Gordon Turn and wife Lois of Austin; sisters, Lealah Clark and husband Bob of San Antonio, and Bonnie Fahey of Beaumont; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Waller-Ramsey Funeral Home of Crockett.

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Eddie Ward
Apr 1, 1908 - Sept 28, 1997

Eddie Ward, 89, of Purdon died Sept. 28.

Services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Rev. O.H. Dockray and Curtis Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

Mr. Ward was born April 1, 1908 in Purdon.

Mr. Ward is survived by his wife, Sula Ward of Purdon; two sons, Ralph Ward of Purdon and Cubic Ward of Mansfield; daughter, Helen Anderson of McGregor; a brother, Leonard Ward of Purdon; a sister, Lillie Pearl Ivie of Corsicana; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; five step grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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L. J. Upton
Dec 29, 1922 - Sept 9, 1997

L. J. Upton, 74, of Corsicana died Sept. 9 at his residence.

Visitation will be held today from 7-8 p.m. at the Griffin-roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Griffin-roughton Chapel with Bill Honea officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are Doug Hightower, Billy Brackeen, Ed Johnson, Lewis Palos, Thomas Dockery, Danny Owens, and Allen Dean Woods.

Mr. Upton was born Dec. 29, 1922 in Lavender, Arkansas. He was a former Corsicana Police Officer. He was a veteran of WWII 82 Air Born Division. He was retired from Chattanooga Glass.

Mr. Upton is survived by his wife, Bell Upton of Corsicana; son, H. Jay Upton of Abilene; and 2 grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Robert L. "Potsy" Butler
July 2, 1906 - Sept 13, 1997

R. L. "Potsy" Butler, 91, of Corsicana, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 1997.

Visitation will be tonight at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. The family will be at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at Resthaven Mausoleum with Dr. David Dale Hale officiating.

Mr. Butler was born on July 2, 1906 in Midlothian. He worked for Mobil Oil Corporation for 45 years. In 1957, he was transferred to Corsicana from Sweetwater, and retired here in 1970 as Chief Engineer.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Betty Butler.

Mr. Butler is survived by his wife, Ella Butler of Princeton; daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Randy Dill, and son and daughter-in-law, Dennis C. "Chuck" and Linda Butler, all of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law Michael L. and Janice Butler of Conroe; six grandchildren, Leah, "Whoa", and Lauren Dill of Corsicana, and Michael, Janna and Julie Butler of Conroe.

Pallbearers will be Whoa Dill, Michael L. Butler, Jr., John Phillips, Dennis Cooper, Dr. Neal Green, and Dr David Campbell.

The family asks that memorial contributions are made to the American Cancer Society or First United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Dee Dee "Alice" Pike
May 20, 1925 - Sept 3, 1997

Dee Dee (Alice) Pike
Dee Dee (Alice) Pike, 72, of Mesquite, died Sept. 3, 1997, in Mesquite.

Visitation is 2-8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel.

Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home, with Rev. Brent Keating of New Life Tabernacle Church officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Pike was born May 20, 1925, in Ennis.

Mrs. Pike is survived by her daughter, Jan Gravitt of Mesquite; son, Michael Pike of Mesquite; granddaughter, Stephinie Gravitt of Mesquite; grandson, Nathan Gravitt; sisters, Ollene Armstrong of Carrollton, Allene Coker of Corsicana, Nannette Bray of Corsicana and Diane Massey of Corsicana and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Howard Chester Beckman
Apr 21, 1924 - Aug 9, 1997

Howard Chester Beckman, 73, of Corsicana formerly of Keyser, WV, died Saturday, August 9 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Beckman was born April 21, 1924 in Swanton, MD., the son of Carl and Lillian Newlon Beckman.

He was a retired brakeman/conductor from the B&O Railroad where he worked for 41 years.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Roby Beckman of Corsicana; one daughter, Sherrie Harrell of Corsicana; two sons, John Pase of Keyser, WV., and Carl Beckman of Corsicana; a brother, Carlton Beckman of Cumberland, MD.; four sisters: Shirley Taylor, Marion Rhodes, Rosalie Eves all of Keyser, WV. and Marva Walton of Richmond, VA. He had four grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his twin brother Harold and his sister Aurelia Daily.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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John H. "Johnny" Etheredge
Apr 12, 1922 - July 14, 1997

Services for Johnny Etheredge were today at the Laurel Land Memorial Chapel at 10 a.m. Graveside services were at 1 p.m. today at the Resthaven Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mr. Etheredge was retired after many years of service as a deputy Sheriff with the Dallas Sheriffs Department.

Mr. Etheredge is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sue N. Etheredge of Dallas; a daughter, Suzann Hanvy and husband, David; grandchildren, Shawn Hanvy and Patricia Hanvy; aunt and uncle, Julia Gowan and Jack Morris; and a host of other family and friends.

Arrangements by Laurel Land Funeral Home.

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Ruben H. Griffin
Jan 1, 1910 - July 1, 1997

Ruben H. Griffin of Richland died July 1 at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be tonight from 5 to 8.

Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Griffin-Roughton Chapel with B.C. Dugger officiating. Burial will follow at the Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Griffin was born January 1, 1910 in Jewett. He was married for 56 years. He was a member of Masonic order for 50 years and worked for Lone Star Gas for 43 years.

Mr. Griffin is survived by his wife, Sammie Harlen Griffin of Richland; daughter, Susan Newman of Richardson; granddaughters, Aimee and Monique Newman of Richardson.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Iona "Dime" J. Green
May 27, 1901 - July 6, 1997

Dime Green, 96, of Corsicana died July 6 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 at the Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will follow at the Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are Tim Bowling, Terry Bowling, Harold Prater, Cecil Laranges, Gary Campbell, and Mahlon Tate.

Mr. Green was born May 27, 1901 in Eureka. He was a member of the Corsicana Oddfellow Lodge #63, IOOF since February 22, 1923.

Mr. Green is survived by brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Milton and Opal Campbell of Corsicana; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Frances Bridger of Barry; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jene and Robert Maniss of Abilene; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lillian and Tom McCuiston of Overland Park, Kansas; niece Diane and Max Webb of Bulverde; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Zelia (Simington) Coleman
abt 1901 - July 7, 1997

Zelia Simington Coleman, 96, of Corsicana died July 7 at Mel Haven Convalescent Home.

Services were earlier today at the harmony Baptist Church with Dr. jakie B. Black, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are her nephews, Leonard Simington, Jr., James Black, Sr., James Black, Jr. and Tabarick Simington.

Mrs. Simington was a retired teacher and a member of Harmony Baptist Church. She was a member of several national and state educators associations.

Mrs. Simington is survived by nieces and nephews including Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Simington, Jr.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Joe Charles Vavra
Oct 22, 1927 - July 26, 1997

Joe C. Vavra, 69, of Granite Shoals died Saturday.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Marble Falls with Bro. Max Copeland officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. in the Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Hope Class.

Mr. Vavra was born October 22, 1927 in Ennis to Charlie and Lillie (Longer) Vavra. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Marble Falls.

Mr. Vavra is survived by his wife, Vicky Vavra of Granite Shoals; two sons, Timothy Joe Vavra and wife Shelia of Mont Belvieu, and Jeffrey Joe Vavra and wife Jennifer of Analaska; a daughter, Rosemarie Miracle of Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister, Margaret Smith of Corsicana; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Ray Vavra of Minnesota.

Arrangements by Edgar Funeral Home of Marble Falls.

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G. G. "Gussie" Jamison
July 28, 1917 - June 18, 1997

G. G. Jamison, 79, of Corsicana died June 18 at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8. Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home chapel with Dr. David Hale and Johnny Allen officiating. Burial will follow at the Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are the Police Honor Guard.

Mr. Jamison was born July 28, 1917 in Freestone County. He was retired from Bethlehem Steel after 18 years and a retired Corsicana police sergeant after 21 years. He was also retired from a Stephenville security guard at AMPI Cheese Plant. He was Post Master of Corsicana and Winkler Masonic Lodges. He was former president of the Corsicana Police Association.

Mr. Jamison is survived by his wife Lena Jamison of Corsicana; son, Rickey Jamison of Stephenville; daughters, Wanda Benham of Stephenville and Christine Harwell of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Jamison is preceded in death by his first wife, Janette Jamison.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Alan Ray McClendon
Sept 1, 1912 - Apr 6, 1997

Alan Ray McClendon, 84, died April 6 in Dumont, Iowa.

Graveside services will be at Resthaven Memorial Park on Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Buddy Pettigrew officiating.

Mr. McClendon was born September 1, 1912 in Dallas. He served in the Asian-Pacific Islands for a period of four years during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Mr. McClendon is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Alana McClendon of Zaphyr, Nevada; daughter, Mrs. Kathleen A. Uthe of Dumont, Iowa; sister, Aline Littlepage of Dallas; sister, Norma Nixon of Dallas; sister, Iris Wyman of Dallas; brother, Jack McClendon of Sanford N. Carolina.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Gladys Dudrey
Jan 11, 1930 - Aug 11, 1997

Gladys Dudrey, 67, of Corsicana died August 11 at her residence.

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

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with David Thompson. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Dudrey is survived by her husband, Harold Dudrey of Corsicana; a son, Timothy Dudrey of Corsicana; a daughter, Loretta Dudrey of Corsicana; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Charlie Ferrell of Corsicana; a sister Mate Buhr of Lester Prairie, Minnesota; and a granddaughter, Ashley Ferrell.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lydia Thelma (Savage) Waddell
Sept 26, 1898 - Mar 21, 1997

Thelma Savage Waddell

Thelma Savage Waddell, 98, died Mrch 21, 1997, in Corsicana.

Services are Monday at 11 a.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Connally Dugger of First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Visitation is Sunday 3-5 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Dr. Robert A. Land, Theo Montfort, Ted Klock, John Taylor, J.M. Dyer, Jr., Don Dunbar and Dr. Kelly P. Burkhart.

Ms. Waddell was born September 26, 1898. Mrs. Waddell was a descendent of a pioneer Texas and Navarro County family. Her great grandfather, David McCandless was a land commissioner for the Republic of Texas and later the state. He was also a friend and confidant of Sam Houston. Mrs. Waddell graduated from high school in Hubbard and later attended Texas Women's College in Fort Worth, before her marriage to Wilson Waddell in 1920. She and her husband were longtime members of First Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Kinsloe House.

Ms. Waddell is survived by her son Robert W. Waddell and wife, Byron of Corsicana; daughter, Martha Ann Smith and husband, Glen H. Smith of Mineola; thre grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Ms. Waddell is preceded in death by her husband Wilson B. Waddell.

Friends desiring to make contributions to First Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St. in Corsicana, or to the Hubbard High School (Restoration) Community Affairs.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Myra Agnes (Hughes) Winstead
Mar 12, 1899 - Sept 10, 1997

Myra Agnes Winstead

Myra Agnes Winstead, 98, of Wortham died Sept. 10.

A rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today at the Porter Chapel in Mexia.

Mass of the Christian burial will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Mexia with Father Scott Mikkelson officiating. Burial will follow in the Richland Cemetery.

Mrs. Winstead was born March 12, 1899 in Smith County, Miss. She was a homemaker and a member of Saint Mary's Catholic church.

Mrs. Winstead is survived by four daughters, Ethel Marie Goolsby of Wortham, Sarah Merle Zoda of Sherman, Mary Allie Howell of Bellville, and Tommie Jean Winstead of Corpus Christi; a son, Robert I. Sullivan of Dallas
[actually A Newphew]; 23 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Tschoepe and Pellie Clark of Dallas.

Mrs. Winstead was preceded in death by her husband William Tyree Winstead and a son, H. Jerome Winstead.

Arrangements by Porter Funeral Home of Wortham.

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Roscoe Lee Stockton
Jan 6, 1916 - July 22, 1997

Roscoe Lee Stockton, 81, of Richland died July 22 at the Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services were earlier today at the Richland Cemetery with Rev. David Franklin officiating.

Pallbearers are members of the Richland Volunteer Fire department.

Mr. Stockton was born January 6, 1916 in Roswell, NM. He was a watch and jewelry repairman in Corsicana for many years. He also served in World War II. He lived in Richland for 20 years and prior to that in Navarro.

Mr. Stockton is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Stockton of Richland; four children: Bobby Stockton of Groesbeck, Rita Mathis of Ely, Nevada, Judy Bealer of Vancouver, Washington, and Sandra Day of Garland; step-children: Gaines Greene, Mona Gorden, Lonnie Greene all of Richland and Sissy Youngblood of Tampa, Florida; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gene Stockton of Austin and Jimmy Stockton of New Castle, WY.; and two sisters, Verona Johnston of Waco and Joy Cates of Houston.

Arrangements by Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home of Mexia.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun -  July 24, 1997
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Parents: Horace Lee Stockton and Clara Elizabeth (Strange) Stockton
    CM2 US NAVY WWII
    Info from Ancestry.com

Emily Ruth Mayo
Nov 26, 1912 - July 21, 1997

Emily Ruth Mayo, 84, of Beeville died July 21 at the Hillside Lodge Nursing Home.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Richland Cemetery, Richland with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating.

Mrs. Mayo was born November 26, 1912 in Thurber. She was a house wife.

Mrs. Mayo is survived by her nieces and nephews: Laverne Kiff, Betty Pettke, Eugene Mayo, Ben Mayo, Virginia Cotton, Betty Walker, Bill Fullen, and Bobby Fullen.

Mrs. Mayo was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Jefferson Mayo.

Arrangements by Broadway Funeral Home, 5815 Broadway, Galveston.

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Martha Leesee (McNeel) Scarbrough
Oct 25, 1902 - Sep 20, 1997

Martha Leesee Scarbrough, 94, died Sept. 20, 1997, at the Golden Plains Nursing Home in Canyon.

Graveside services are Monday at 10 a.m. at Bazette Baptist Cemetery, with Rev. Wes Johnson officiating.

Mrs. Scarbrough was born Oct. 25, 1902 in Navarro County.

Mrs. Scarbrough is survived by her daughter, Pat Holaday of Oklahoma City; son, Weldon Scarbrough of Amarillo; sister, Cecile Mellvin of Pasadena; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Mrs. Scarbrough was preceded in death by her husband, James Foey Scarbrough in July of 1974.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Velma F. (Owens) Skeene
Jan 10, 1910 - Sept 5, 1997

Velma F. Skeene

Velma Skeene, 87, of Corsicana, died Sept. 5, 1997, in Corsicana.

Services are Sunday at 3 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in the Eureka Cemetery.

Mrs. Skeene was born Jan. 10, 1910, in Eureka. She was a longtime member of the Eureka Methodist Church.

Mrs. Skeene is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Mary Ann Keene of Irving; sisters, Edna McCain of Corsicana, Rubie and James Doolen of Corsicana and Lorene Folmar of Wichita Falls; brother, Jack Owens of Corsicana; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Mrs. Skeene is preceded in death by her husband, Eudie Skeene and grandson, Jeff Skeene.

Arrangments by Corley Funeral Home.

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Edward Glenn Middleton
Oct 17, 1925 - Sept 10, 1997

Glenn Middleton, 71, of Granbury died Sept. 10 at Hood General Hospital in Granbury.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Wiley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Eureka Cemetery.

Mr. Middleton was born Oct. 17, 1925 in Athens. He retired in 1978 from being a concrete contractor.

He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII aboard the USS Dallas and was a Japanese P.O.W. He was a member of the V.F.W. He was a member of the Thorp Spring First Baptist Church. He moved to Granbury in 1978.

Mr. Middleton is survived by his daughters, Glenda Bradley of Ft. Worth and Peggy Jo Buckner of Florida; brothers, Earl Middleton of Forest Grove, OR., and Bill Middleton of Michigan; sisters, Janie Belton and Jewell Ard both of Corsicana and Winnie Simmons of Midland; and 3 grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wiley Funeral Home of Granbury.

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Harold Richard Johnson
Oct 7, 1926 - June 13, 1997

Harold Richard Johnson, 70, of Lawton, Oklahoma, died Friday, June 13, 1997 in San Antonio at the Brooke Army Medical Center.

Visitation will be at Corley Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Sondra Johnson and Rev. Donald Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Eureka Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Mildred High School, Highway 287, Mildred, Texas 75110.

Mr. Johnson was born Oct. 7, 1926 in Eureka. He was a graduate of Mildred High School. Mr. Johnson was a 30 year Veteran, serving in Germany, Japan, and in Korea. He retired as a Sergeant 1st Class. He owned and operated an appliance service and repair shop in Lawton, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter E. and Elsie Irene Johnson, and a brother Lawrence Johnson.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Alpha Johnson of Lawton; a son, Richard Johnson of Denver, Colorado; three sisters, Doris Collins of Garland, Bettye Fudge of Mesquite, and Linda Robertson of Mesquite; and two brothers, Donald Johnson of Kileen and Doug Johnson of Arlington.

Pallbearers will be the Honor Guard from Ft. Hood.

Arrangements under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Alvis "A. C." Cox
Aug 29, 1911 - Sept 7, 1997

Alvis Cox, 86, of Corsicana died Sept. 7.

Sservices will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Claude Davison and Rev. Frank Williams. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Raymond Elmore, Ronnie Bennett, Dean Ingham, Gene Ingham, A.L. Jacobs, and Ray Jacobs.

Honorary pallbearer is Harvey Elmore.

Mr. Cox was born August 29, 1911

Mr. Cox is survived by his wife, Lassie Cox of Corsicana; nieces, Terry Fleenor and Lynn Elmore both of Corsicana; nephews, James Cox, Dean Ingham, and Gene Ingham all of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dora Ozella (Crumbley) Callaway-Roberson
Sept 1, 1906 - Sept 1997

Dora O. Callaway-Roberson

Services for Dora Roberson, 91, of Corsicana are today at 3 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Brian Mitchell, Curtis Callaway, Jerry Callaway, Mark Callaway, Brent Adams, and Greg Adams.

Mrs. Roberson was born Sept. 1, 1906 in Taylor.

Mrs. Roberson is survived by her daughter, Theodus and Lloyd Adams of Memphis, Tenn.; daughter, Jane and Jim Rice of Riverside, Calif.; daughter, Zoe and Tom Mitchell of Corsicana; daughter-in-law, Betty Callaway of Corsicana; son, L.G. and Norma Kay Callaway of Techumseh, Mo.; son, Jerry and Charlotte Callaway of Powell; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Roberson was preceded in death by her first husband, James Roland Callaway, her second husband, Frank Roberson and a son, Pierce Callaway.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jeanette Ruth (Collins) Rollins
July 8, 1923 - Sept 19, 1997

Jeanette Ruth Rollins, 74, of Corsicana died Sept. 19.

Services were held earlier today at Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mrs. Rollins was born July 8, 1923 in Apalachie, Virginia. She attended Abundant Life Fellowship Church.

Officiating the services will be Rev. Curtis Baker of Abundant Life Fellowship Chapel, with Mr. Ralph Ward assisting.

Mrs. Rollins is preceded in death by husband, Mr. Harry K. Rollins and daughter, Rose Ellen Rollins.

Mrs. Rollins is survived by her son, Randy and Linda Rollins of Kerens; son, Roger and Frances Rollins of Corsicana; son Paul Rollins of Corsicana; son, Mickey and Jennifer Rollins of Arlington; daughter, Juanita and Ralph Ward of Purdon; daughter, Sharron Rollins of Corsicana; daughter, Barbara and Duane Gallup of Mansfield; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; a sister, Aileen Cronos of Knoxville, Tennessee; brother, Earnest Collins of Knoxville, Tennessee; and brother, Paul Collins of Riner, Virginia.

Pallbearers are: Andy Rollins, Daniel Owen, Brian Rollins, David Owen, Dayne Owen, Shane Rollins, Jacob Rash.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Emil Max Ganze, Jr.
July 11, 1909 - Apr 7, 1997

Emil Ganze, age 87, of Corsicana died April 7 in Park Row Health Care Center.

Visitation will be this evening from 6-8 p.m.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with William Dollar and Edward Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mr. Ganze was born July 11, 1909. He is a former resident of Pursley.

Mr. Ganze is survived by his stepchildren; Dorothy Ganze of Purdon, Margaret Butler of Laporte, and Billy C. Minatra of Purdon; brothers, Calvin Ganze of Purdon, Herman Ganze of Richardson, Hub Ganze of Powell; sisters, Kathryn Mahoney, Cecil Murray and Mary Tidwell all of Corsicana; 14 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Ganze is preceded in death by his wife, Effie Ganze and step son, James Minatra.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Robert Hugh Owen
Sept 11, 1918 - Aug 11, 1997

Robert H. Owen, 78, of Corsicana died August 11 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held today from 6-9 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with Br. Bill Thompson of Trinity Baptist Church and Bro. Mickey Loftis and Bro. George Merriman officiating. Burial will follow at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Tony Owen, Don Owen, Jerry Owen, Kenneth Lipsey, Hugh T. Hamilton, and B.C. Hamilton.

Honorary pallbearers are the Men's Bible Class of Trinity Baptist Church.

Mr. Owen was born September 11, 1918 in McKinney. He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 35 years.

Mr. Owen was survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Owen of Corsicana; son, Bobby Owen of Corsicana; son, Hugh and Sherri Owen of Waxahachie; granddaughter, Neely Owen and Chuck Jones of Kingwood; granddaughter, Anna Owen of Corsicana; granddaughter, Amber Russell of Kingwood; granddaughter, Melissa Russell of Kingwood; grandson, Paul Russell of Waxahachie; great-grandchild, Jacob Jones of Kingwood; brother, James F. Owen of Eureka; and brother Billy Joe Owen of Lake Jackson.

Mr. Owen was preceded in death by his daughter, Darla Kay Owen; father, Bert Owen; mother, Sarah Frances Byrum; brother, Wilbur Owen; and brother Jerrel Owen.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Thelbert Brooks Dixon
May 25, 1908 - Nov 21, 1997

Thelbert Brooks Dixon, 89, of Corsicana, died Nov. 21, 1997, in Corsicana.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Ken Bergeron of St. Luke United Methodist Church, Rev. Jim Baggett of Westside Baptist Church and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Burial will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

Pallbearers are Jeff Botkin, Jim Botkin, John Dixon, Bill Johnston, Gary Riddle, and Sid Gibson.

Honorary pallbearers are Tom Horn, Charles Livingston, Don McKinney, Kenny Martin, Time Welch and Harold Johnston.

Mr. Dixon was born May 25, 1908 in Emhouse. He was a member of the IOOF Lodge of Corsicana and a life-time member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He owned and operated Sixth Ave. Cleaners in Corsicana for 38 years.

Mr. Dixon is survived by his wife, Marjorie L. Dixon of Corsicana; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Golda Dixon of Corsicana and Quinton and Juanita Dixon of Corsicana; sister, Edith Hitchcock of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Ruel and Becky Dixon of Waco and Freddie, Geraldine Dixon of Corsicana and Mark and Debbie Dixon of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and James Duvall of Corsicana, Mary and Sid Gibson of Garland, Ruth Ann and Bill Johnson of Waco and Martha and Gary Riddle of Corsicana; and 14 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Friends desiring to make memorial contributions may do so to Hospice of Cedar Lake, 625 N. Main, Corsicana, 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Billy Eugene Dyer
July 10, 1946 - Sept 16, 1997

Billy Dyer, 51, of Shady Grove died Sept. 16 in Dallas.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Buddy Pettigrew officiating. Burial will follow at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers are, Chris Dyer, Matt Murray, Greg Murray, Luke Brownlee, Chuck Householder, and Don Teague.

Honorary pallbearers are Monty Anderson, Lynn Brownlee, and Mark Burleson.

Mr. Dyer was born July 10, 1946 in Navarro County. He worked for Southwestern Bell for 28 years. He also attended the Shady Grove Baptist Church of Pursley.

Mr. Dyer is survived by his wife, Margie Dyer of Purdon; mother, Billie Dyer Posey of Dawson; father, Bennie Eugene and Debbie Dyer of Arkansas; son and daughter-in-law, Don Russell and Debbie Dyer of Arkansas; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Angela Dyer of Mexia; son and daughter-in-law, Deborah and Don Teague of Garland; daughter and son-in-law, Tonya and Chuck Householder of DeSoto; daughter, LaVada Dyer of Mexia; 6 grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Angela Dyer of Pursley; brother and sister-in-law, Lanny and Linda Dyer of Dawson; brother, Donn Dyer of Dawson; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Renee Dyer of Lancaster; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lynn and Lou Ann Brownlee of Poplarville, Ms.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Glynn and Renee Brownlee of Grandview, Mo.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Linda and Eugene Wade of Farmington, Mo.; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Sept 18, 1997
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • TXBI: DYER BILLY EUGENE 1946 7 10 NAVARRO m WARREN BILLIE MARTHA DYER BENNIE EUGENE
  • TXDI: Dyer Billy Eugene 19970916 DALLAS M

Richard Sims Oglesby
Nov 26, 1929 - Mar 21, 1997

Richard Oglesby, 67, of Corsicana, died March 21, 1997 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Dr. Gary Johnson and Michael Bedard officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mr. Oglesby was born in Waxahachie on Nov. 26, 1929. He was retired from the Texas Highway Department.

He is survived by his wife, Vera Oglesby of Corsicana; son, Darron Oglesby of Corsicana; mother, Ruby Oglesby of Waxahachie; two brothers, Jimmy Oglesby of Wolf City and George Oglesby of Midlothian; and three sisters, Lela Alford of Waxahachie, Juanita Holley of Dallas, and Betty Woodard of Midlothian.

Pallbearers will be Brad Woodard, Alex Woodard, Jerry Alford, Mike Oglesby, Marty Oglesby, Melton Oglesby, Stephen Holley, and Brian Holley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Greer, James Forrester, Charles Forrester, Clyde Smith, Paul Ferguson, and George Reeves.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - March 22, 1997
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Parents: Earl David Oglesby and ruby Agnes (Stroud) Oglesby
    Info from Ancestry.com

Jimmy Barrett Little
Oct 6, 1932 - June 20, 1997

Jimmy Barrett Little, 64, of Trinidad, died Friday June 20, at Tyler.

Graveside services were earlier today at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery at Retreat with Rev. Mike Caldwell of Cedar Creek United Methodist Church officiating.

He was born Oct. 6, 1932 at Itasca. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army serving at Korea and Vietnam.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margie Byrd Little of Cedar Creek Lake; a daughter, Sharon Little Scruggs of Dallas; two sons, Peter L. Little of Nashville, Tenn., and Nelson R. Little of Houston; two grandsons, Jason Williams of Dallas and Brent Williams of Dallas; four granddaughters, Katie Williams of Dallas, Courtney Little of Houston, Ashley Little of Killeen and Meredith Little of Killeen and a sister, Phoebe Wester of Houston.

Arrangements are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Robert Ray Talley
Mar 24, 1919 - June 26, 1997

Robert Ray Talley, 78, of Corsicana died June 26, in Waco.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Rev. Shane of the Church of God officiating.

Mr. Talley was born March 24, 1919 in Dresden. He lived most of his life in Corsicana. He served in WWII.

Mr. Talley is survived by his daughter, Pam Metcalf of Baytown; two sisters, Helen Caton and Zerlene Humphries; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Willie J. Kirk-Bruce
Oct 7, 1917 - July 9, 1997

Willie J. Bruce

Willie J. Bruce, 79, of Scurry died July 9 in Kaufman.

Graveside services will be held Monday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.

Mrs. Bruce was born October 7, 1917 in Corsicana. Mrs. Bruce is survived by a son, Charles H. Kirk and grandson, Monty Dale Kirk of Milsap.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Robert E. Kiser
Apr 9, 1921 - July 29, 1997

Robert Kiser, 76, of Corsicana died July 29 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Rev. Dalton Wiser of Faith Lutheran Church officiating.

Mr. Kiser is survived by two sisters, Billie Horn of LaPine, Oregon and Barbara Brownfield of Gold Canyon, Arizona; a brother, Kenneth M. Kiser of Huntsville; and 6 nephews and 3 nieces.

Mr. Kiser is preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette.

Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the Faith Lutheran Church or to the charity of our choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Kenneth Troy Harrell, Jr.
Aug 1, 1996 - Aug 8, 1997

Kenneth Troy Harrell, Jr. born August 1, 1996 died August 8 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He has many relatives who live in Corsicana.

Sservices will be 11 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home. Harrell will be buried at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Dr. David Hale of Northside Baptist Church officiating.

Harrell is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Jessica Harrell; sister, Shelby Lynn Harrell; grandparents, Doris and Jackson Harrell, Rhonda and Lloyd Sandlin; Ricky Estes; great grandparents, Jerry and Faye Price, Wayne and Margie Estes, Doris Lawmaster; great great grandparents, Exie and Mae Richards, Thomas and Jessie Price, Dorothy Hopkins, Bessie Tisdale; and many aunts, uncles, and other relatives.

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Carolyn Jo (Adams) Davis
Sept 5, 1945 - Aug 27, 1997

Carolyn Jo Davis, 51, of Arlington died Aug. 27 at Arlington Memorial Hospital.

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

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Frank Lidkie officiating. Burial will follow at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Billy McManus, Ronnie Davis, Johnny Davis, Donald Ray Adams, Ronnie Wayne Adams, and Mark Hatley.

Mrs. Davis was born Sept. 5, 1945 in the Liberty Hill Community.

Mrs. Davis is survived by her husband, Don Davis of Arlington; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Brenda Davis of Irving; parents, Delma and Dorothy Adams; grandchildren, Katherine and Madeleine.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Hattie Jewel (Landie) Stringer
Mar 23, 1907 - Aug 22, 1997

Hattie Jewel Stringer

Hattie Jewel Stringer, 90, of Corsicana, died Aug. 22, 1997 in Corsicana.

Services Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Bill Thompson of Trinity Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

Mrs. Stringer was born March 23, 1907 in Midland.

Mrs. Stringer is survived by daughters, Theresa Jane Dunnan of Colorado Springs, Colo., Patsy Marie Lewis of Duarte, Calif. and Mary Beth Scroggins of Gun Barrel City; sons, Charlie M. Stringer of Houston and Emmett M. Stringer of Grants Pass, Ore.; 12 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and brothers, Jerome T. Lundie of Midland and Edward L. Lundie of Mountain Park, N.M.

Mrs. Stringer is preceded in death by her husband, Lert Lonon Stringer; daughter, Minnie Laura Stringer, sons, George Edwin Stringer and Timonthy Kyle Stringer and granddaughter, Sonja Jewel Stringer.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Hattie Jewel (Lundie) Stringer
Mar 23, 1907 - Aug 22, 1997

Hattie Jewel Stringer died Friday, Aug. 22 at the Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana, at the age of 90.

Funeral services for Mrs. Stringer will be under the direction of Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana, in their chapel, today at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Bill Thompson of Trinity Baptist Church of Corsicana officiating. Graveside services will follow immediately after in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, just outside of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jeromee Alexander, Jason Bales, Paul Beene, L.N. Lewis, Nelson Scroggins, Brent Courier, and Van Stringer.

Mrs. Stringer was born to Van Manning Lundie and Kattie Mae (Davis) Lundie of Midland on March 23, 1907, one of six children. She married Lert Lonon Stringer on May 24, 1926 and together they had eight children.

Lert and Hattie were former longtime residents of Midland and also spent time in Copperas Cove, Houston and many years in Corsicana. Hattie spent most of her life being a good wife, mother and homemaker to Lert, her children and her grandchildren. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Corsicana where she helped in many of the ladies activities.

Mrs. Stringer was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, William Jean "Jack" Lundie; two sisters, Daisy (Lundie) Breeze and Lucille (Lundie) Howell; her husband; two sons, George Edwin Stringer and Timmy Kyle Stringer; a daughter, Minnie Laura Stringer; and an infant granddaughter, Sonja Jewel Stringer.

She is survived by two brothers, Jerome Thomas Lundie of Midland and Edward Lee Lundie of Mountain Park, New Mexico; three daughters, Theresa Jane Dunnan of Colorado Springs, Co., Patsy Marie Lewis of Duarte, California, and Mary Beth Scroggins of Gun Barrel City; two sons, Charles Manning Stringer of Houston and Emmett Moore Stringer of Grants Pass, Oregon; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

She will be missed by many loved ones but they know she now rests, in peace and comfort, with those that have gone before her and our Lord God in Heaven.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Julia Thedia (Morris) Gowan
Nov 1, 1920 - Aug 23, 1997

Julia Gowan

Julia Gowan, 76, of Corsicana, died Aug. 23, 1997, in Corsicana.

Services are Monday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. David Mosser and Rev. Horace Crowder officiating. Burial will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

Pallbearers will be Carl W. Morris, Kerry P. Oksenkrug, Keith Cravens, Butch Finley, Travis Gowan and Mark A. Hood.

Honorary pallbearer will be Chester Putman.

Mrs. Gowan was born Nov. 1, 1920, in Bazette. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Mrs. Gowan is survived by her son, Phillip Gowan of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; brother, Jack H. Morris of Corsicana; sisters-in-law, Myrta Morris of Garland and Mrs. Roy Baggs of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials can be made to the Navarro County Agency for Retarded Citizens, W. Hwy. 31, Corsicana 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ada H. (Cagle) Brister
Aug 14, 1892 - Nov 1, 1977

Funeral Services Held For Mrs. Brister

Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 3 in Corsicana for Mrs. A.H. Brister, 85, of Corsicana. The Rev. Leroy Reaves and the Rev. B.W. Johnson officiated. Burial was in Dresden Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Norman E. Brister of Purdon, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Peggy Russell, of BG. Other survivors are sons, James L. Brister and Elbert L. Brister, both of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. W.B. Ward of Alpine and Mrs. Andrew Yenchik of Dallas; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild and a sister, Mrs. Susie Wright of Corsicana.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Mona (Matthews) Cook
Apr 24, 1922 - Apr 23, 2009

Mona Cook, 86, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2009, in Tyler. She was born April 24, 1922, in Powell. She was a member of Westhill Church of Christ. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Westhill Church of Christ with Sam Dilbeck officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. She is preceded in death by parents, Conrad and Annie Matthews; husband, Norman Cook; and son, Gael Edward Smith. Survivors include daughter, Sandra Hayley and husband Holiday, and their children, Tammy Blair and husband Jim, Chuck Blackman and fiancé Donna, Kelly Hayley and wife Shannah; daughter, Sharon Crespo and her children, Kimberly Welch and husband Tim, Dana Drago and husband Timmy, Dawn Tapley and Kari Crespo; 17 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Robert William "Bob" Gooding
Aug 30, 1932 - Apr 18, 2009

In loving memory of Bob Gooding, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and former news anchor. — Isaiah 40:31Robert William "Bob" Gooding said his final "Good Night" on Saturday, April 18, 2009, in Palestine, Texas, and is now living his "Better Tomorrows." He was born Aug. 30, 1932, In Providence, R.I., to the late William Gooding and Margaret May Gooding. He leaves behind his loving family including his devoted wife, Laura Ann Gooding; his children, Robert David Gooding and wife Donna Leslie Gooding, Robert Lee Harris, Brandon Erik Gooding and wife Sandra Jean Gooding, William Lawrence Gooding, Margaret Lynn Keough and family; grandchildren, Dustin Ryan Gooding and wife Michelle Lenita Gooding, Robert Chase Gooding and wife Denise Rachelle Gooding, Erika Dawn Gooding, Alexandra Leigh Gooding, Robert Charles Gooding; sisters, Doreen Lippitt and husband David Edgar Lippitt, Joanie Stephenson and husband Warren Stephenson; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Bob graduated from Mount Pleasant High in Providence, R.I. and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard Payne University in Brownwood. He served in the Air Force during the Korean conflict and was ordained as a Baptist minister before beginning a career in broadcasting that would span over 40 years. Bob's career covered many major markets and cities across Texas. Bob also received numerous honors and achievements throughout his life, and he was heavily involved in his communities and served on many boards and committees. Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2009 at Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home, 215 E. Front St., Tyler. Memorials may be made to Breckenridge Village, Howard Payne University, or Green Acres Baptist Church. Arrangements by Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler.

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Bertie Irena (Dycus) Orler
July 27, 1922 - Apr 22, 2009

Bertie Irena Dycus Orler, passed away April 22, 2009, at the age of 86, in Corsicana. She was born July 27, 1922 in Pansy Texas to Walter Neigh and Avis Mae Dycus. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Monty Chitty officiating. Interment will follow at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Josh Orler, Jake Orler, Justin Orler, Kevin Cole, Jackie Thomas and Bobby Matthews. Honorary pallbearers will be Twilight Nursing Home Staff and Family First Hospice. Survivors include sons, James Orler and wife Carol Ann of Corsicana, Paul Orler and wife Reese of Red Oak, Philip Orler and wife Betty of West; grandchildren, Jayme Grounds, Sarah Orler, Kevin Cole, Jared Orler, Josh Orler, Justin Orler, Sarah Orler, Brandon Orler and Troyer Orler; five great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by husband, D.A. (Nick) Orler. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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David Floyd Rutherford
Jan 10, 1933 - Apr 23, 2009

Mr. David Floyd Rutherford, 76, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2009, in Corsicana. He was born on January 10, 1933 in Corsicana. He was a retired truck driver. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Sawyer and the Rev. Chad Owens officiating. Interment will follow in the Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jessie Rutherford, James Nutt, Roy Cates, James Trull, Jack Kuykendall, Doug Richter, Jackie Baker and Tommy Glasgow. Honorary Pallbearer is Fred Nutt. Mr. Rutherford was preceded in death by his mother, Effie Rutherford; father, Thomas Rutherford; brother, Hershel Baker; and sisters, Alice Neidringhous and Juanita Glasgow. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Edith Rutherford of Corsicana; daughter, Carolyn Sawyer and husband Don of Palestine; sons, David Rutherford Jr. and wife Penny of Pineville, La., Jeff Rutherford and wife Lisa of Lewisville, and Jessie Rutherford and wife Jennifer of Frankston; grandchildren, Jeffery, Penny, Drew, Brandy, Johnny, Tina, Brandi, James, Jessie, Lacey, and Leann; great grandchildren, Colin, Chandler and Ethan; sister, Joyce Disotel of Athens; brothers, Otto Baker and wife Glenna of Corsicana, John Rutherford and wife Elizabeth of Kerens, and James Rutherford and wife Carolyn of Dallas. Memorials may be made to the Unity Baptist Church at 406 S. 34th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Breeley Rayne Blissett
Apr 21, 2009 - Apr 21, 2009

On April 21, 2009, God took a very special angel home. Breeley Rayne Blissett entered this world for a brief moment and then went to heaven to watch over her mommy, April Blissett, and daddy, David Wagner. Breeley is also survived by her grandmother, Teena Blissett; great-grandparents, Bobby and Melba Blissett; aunt, Kim Seim of Muskogee, Okla.; uncles, Justin Blissett and family of Huntsville, Nathan Seim of Muskogee, Okla., and Chris Shaw of San Angelo; and numerous other family members and friends including April's work family at McCoy's in Corsicana. Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Dresden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a benefit fund has been established at Citizens National Bank, 3590 W. Seventh Ave., Corsicana, under the name of April Blissett Fund. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Doloris (LeBlanc) Walker
Sept 19, 1932 - Apr 22, 2009

A Funeral Mass for Doloris LeBlanc Walker, 76, of Corsicana, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home with a rosary beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday. Mrs. Walker was born Sept. 19, 1932, in Port Arthur, the daughter of the late Joseph Arthur and Girtie LeBlanc. She passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009. As an infant she moved to Nacogdoches and later attended Stephen F. Austin University. She married Kenneth Wayne Walker in 1951, and he was the perfect joy in her life. He preceded her in death in 2002.Doloris treasured spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed golf, bridge, concerts, art and travel, but mostly grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was active in her children's schools and her church. She volunteered at Navarro Regional Hospital, Meals on Wheels and various other activities. She was dearly loved and is survived by four children, Debbie and husband Charles Hardin, Kenneth Walker Jr., Paula and husband Monte Cain, and Jami and husband Jimmy Kemp; 11 grandchildren, Tiffany and husband Joey Ondrey, Kimberly Castaneda, Kendall Walker, Rachell Walker and Brittany Walker, Amy Cain, Peyton Cain and Audrey Cain, Cameron Kemp, Walker Kemp and McKenzie Kemp; five great-grandsons, Leslie Ondrey, Caleb Ondrey, Julian Ondrey, Gabriel Ondrey and Nate Ondrey. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Leslie Walker Hardin. Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 798, Corsicana, TX 75151. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Norma Faye (Lavorn) Boyd
Aug 6, 1930 - Apr 24, 2009

Norma Faye Boyd, of Corsicana, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2009, at the age of 78 in Corsicana. She was born in Belton on Aug. 6, 1930, to Tom Lovorn and Corda Adycock Lovorn. Norma retired from Medical Arts Clinic where she was a medical surgical nurse. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana and enjoyed crafts, as well as, camping and fishing when she was able to. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 27 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger and Dr. David Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Dan Chaney, Wayne Rose, Joe Nussbaum, Jay Justice, Bill Burleson and Truett Lewis. Survivors include her husband, Tom Boyd of Corsicana; sons, Bryan Boyd and wife Tammye of Corsicana and Stan Boyd and wife Pam of Evergreen, Colo.; grandchildren, Natalie Carter, Rebecca Hollingsworth, Hanna Boyd, Judston Boyd, Julie Fosty, Caela Boyd and Sarah Boyd; and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Marie Goodnight of Pendelton. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Sammie (Allen) Gray
abt 1929 - April 23, 2009

Sammie Allen Gray
Graveside services for Sammie Allen Gray, 80, lifetime resident of Corsicana, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Bullard officiating. Mrs. Gray passed away Thursday, April 23, 2009, in Dallas. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Mrs. Gray was a retired bookkeeper for Woolworth. Sammie was an avid collector of Blue Willow, as well as, other numerous collectibles; she loved her trinkets. She also enjoyed making quilts for herself and family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Gray; her parents, Raymond and Gaudy Allen; her brother, Billy Allen; and her sister, Dorothy Allen. She is survived by her sister, Shirley Ann Tramel of Angus; niece, Pat Davis and husband Rennie of Angus; nephews, Rory Tramel and wife Suzanne of Arlington and Jay Tramel of Dallas; and by family friend, Louie Guerra of Dallas; great-nieces, Candace Gorman and husband Bryan, Amber Wheeler and Mark Wheeler, all of Arlington; great-great-nephews, Ethan and Caleb Gorman, Derek and Dylan Wheeler, all of Arlington; aunt and uncle, Truett and Maudine Reagan of Chandler; and cousins, Kay Kidd, Terry Reagan and Danny Reagan. She is also survived by lifetime friend, Belle Goodwin and her sons, Tommy and Danny Goodwin, and numerous cousins and friends. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Vade Forrester Harber
Sept 13, 1922 - Apr 23, 2009

Vade Forrester Harber
Vade Forrester Harber, 86, WW II veteran and career military, passed away in Corsicana on Thursday morning, April 23, 2009, at Sterling House of Corsicana. Visitation hours will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. A service with full military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Beverley officiating. Mr. Harber was born in Nugent, Texas on Sept. 13, 1922, to Thelma Fay and Charles Cole Harber. He graduated high school in Calliham, Texas and enlisted with the United States Air Force in October of 1942. He married Ann Butler, his high school sweetheart, in November and soon shipped out to the Pacific for over two years. Vade served 27 active years in the U.S.A.F., three years in the Reserve, and continued to work at Randolph AFB, San Antonio, for 10 years in Civil Service. The Harbers moved to Corsicana in August of 1978 to be near family and enjoyed many years of travel during their retirement. Both are longtime members of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Mr. Harber is survived by his devoted wife of 67 years, Ann Harber; his loving daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Bill Maupin; and two beloved grandchildren, Kristen McCoy and husband Dr. Dan McCoy of Corsicana, and grandson Matthew Maupin of Dallas. He is also survived by special cousin, Bayly Bartlett of Hurst. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Navarro County, the Food Pantry Ministry of Navarro County, or to a charity of your choice.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Dorothy Inez (Farmer) Slate
Sept. 22, 1920 - Apr 27, 2009

Inez Slate
Mrs. Inez Slate, 88, loving and devoted wife and mother died on Monday, April 27, 2009, in Corsicana. She was born on Sept. 22, 1920 in Emhouse. She was a life long resident of Emhouse and Corsicana. She was a long time member of Wesley Methodist Church and later First Baptist Church, where she was active in church and Sunday school. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Mrs. Slate was preceded in death by her parents, Issac H. and Mittie Ella Farmer; nine brothers and sisters; and son-in-law, James Trecek. Survivors include her husband of 70 years, John Edward Slate of Corsicana; daughters, Jeanette Trecek of Charlotte, N.C., Angela Pierson and husband Frank of La Grange, Ill., and Joelyn Belew and husband David of Vernon; grandsons, Bryan Trecek and wife Kim of Metairie, La, Jon Trecek and wife Elizabeth of Akron, Ohio, Matt Belew and wife Cheyenne of San Antonio, Mark Belew of Vernon, and Ben Belew and wife Alison of Vernon; great granddaughters, Autumn and Kelsea Trecek of Metairie, La. and Ellie and Hannah Belew of Vernon; brother, Preston Farmer of Dallas; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Corsicana at 510 W. Collin, Corsicana, Texas 75110 or to any favorite charity. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Charles Ray "Chuck" Dennis
Jan 27, 1949 - April 27, 2009

Charles Ray "Chuck" Dennis
Charles Ray "Chuck" Dennis, 60, of Corsicana passed Monday, April 27, 2009. He was born in Corsicana on Jan. 27, 1949, to James and Mary Dennis. He was a retired Corsicana firefighter where he served for 27 years. He was also a member of the Corsicana VFW 3366 where he was a past commander, American Legion Post 22 and the Texas Quarter Horse Association. He is survived by wife, Charlene Dennis of Corsicana; children, Tracy Woodall and husband Justin of Dawson and Ronald Dabney of Corsicana; and grandchildren, Reagan Woodall, Payton Woodall, Beau Woodall all of Dawson. He was preceded in death by parents, James and Mary Dennis; and brothers, Jerry Wayne Dennis and James Franklin Dennis. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Todd Peavy and Bobby Jock officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ricki Crenshaw, Darrell Stevenson, Dusty Ledbetter, Darren Yates, Kelly Page and Jerry Smithey. Honorary pallbearers will be Corsicana Fire Department members. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Alice Carr (Gardner) Garrett
Sep 20, 1918 - Apr 24, 2009

Alice Carr Garrett, 90, of Marble Falls, died April 24, 2009. Born Sept. 20, 1918, in Dale, S.C., Alice was the daughter of Henry and Alice (Springs) Gardner. She was a retired registered nurse. Alice is survived by her daughter, Linda Garrett-Hibler and husband Ronny of Marble Falls; grandsons, Brandon Daugherty and wife Suzy and Jeremy Daugherty and wife Mandy; great-grandchildren, Sam Daugherty, Clara Daugherty, and Ellen Daugherty; daughter-in-law, Sarah Garrett; and other relatives and close friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Garrett; and son, Gene Garrett. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Samuel E. Garrett Jr. Memorial Scholarship at A and M. Arrangements by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, Marble Falls.

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Alice Garrett of Marble Falls, a former resident of Corsicana for 25 years, passed away on April 24, 2009.

A memorial service will be held at the Kerens Cemetery at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2009.

Mrs. Garrett is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ronny Hibler of Marble Falls; two grandsons, Brandon Daugherty and wife Suzy of Evansville, Ind., and Jeremy Daugherty and wife Mandy of Omaha, Neb.; three great grandchildren, Sam, Clara, and Ellen Daugherty of Evansville, Ind.; and one daughter-in-law, Sarah Garrett of Ft. Worth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Garrett, and son, Gene Garrett.

The family will receive friends at Napoli’s Restaurant following the memorial service.

Arrangements by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, Marble Falls.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – July 23, 2009
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • I checked her death on Family Search to make sure that it was right since she died in Apr and the obit came out in the July 23 newspaper

Hazel Lee (Smith) Parks
Dec 12, 1923 - Apr 27, 2009

Hazel Lee (Smith) Parks of Dallas went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 27, 2009. She was born in Navarro, Texas, on Dec. 12, 1923. She was married in 1942 to Thomas Taylor Parks of Navarro. They made a life together in Dallas. She is survived by her two sons, Byron and Neal Parks; brother, Clayton Smith; and nieces and nephews, Cindy McCary of Corsicana, Tim Smith of Lindale, David Smith of Mansfield, Sherry Warner of Austin, and Vicky Connors and Tammy Meadows from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Thomas Taylor Parks; her parents, Elmer and Bessie Smith; and brother, Afton Smith. Hazel spent her early years raising her two boys and playing the organ and piano at North Temple Baptist Church for Pastor C.E. Colton. She was a charter member, later moving with her pastor to Royal Haven Baptist Church. She was also a member of The Hammond Organ Club. In the mid-'90s, she retired from a full-time position as pianist at Royal Haven after 50 years of service in church music ministry. She then volunteered her services to her church for her beloved 39ers Christian group and with help, constructed 12 beautiful banners. As she looked back over her career of church work, weddings, funerals, and accompanying soloists and groups too numerous to mention, her most prized joy was that all of the family members mentioned above have been involved with work for "The Lord." They've preached, taught Sunday school, followed in her footsteps by playing piano and or organ, arranged church music, played in church bands, and even worked "sound." Viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Restland in Room AB. The funeral with be 10 a.m. Thursday at Royal Haven Baptist Church. The interment will be held at Hopewell Cemetery in Navarro. Arrangements by Restland, Dallas.

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Frances Louise "Granny" (Malone) Gowan
Oct 17, 1915 - Apr 28, 2009

Frances Louise "Granny" Gowan
Frances Louise "Granny" Gowan, 93, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2009, in Corsicana. She was born Oct. 17, 1915, in Hamlin, the daughter of the late Hayes and Edna Edmonson Malone. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gary Colburn officiating with interment at New Chatfield Cemetery. Pallbearers are Gary Talley, Charles Statham, Mark Pratt, Danny Owens, Billy Graves and Bill Southard. Honorary pallbearers are deacons of Roane Baptist Church. Mrs. Gowan was a homemaker and member of Roane Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, R. T. Gowan. She is survived by two sons, Jerry Gowan and wife Linda of Duncan, Okla., and Loyd Gowan and wife Mary of Blooming Grove; daughter, Peggy Gowan Graves and husband Henry of Waxahachie; grandchildren, Brenda Smithen of Corsicana, Lynn Smith and husband Keith of Duncan, Okla., Marilyn Boyer and husband Tim of Blooming Grove and Bill Gowan and wife Tanya of Blooming Grove; great-grandchildren, Misty Glass and husband Jeffery, Nonie Smith, Naomi Boyer, Andrew Smith, David Ray Gowan, Tyler Gowan and Jacob Boyer; great-great-grandson, Griffin Glass; nephew, Richard Malone; nieces, Janene Fair and Nancy Patterson; sister-in-law, Vickie Malone; and numerous relatives and friends. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Carol June (McCollum) Sanford
Aug 13, 1929 - Apr 28, 2009

Carol June Sanford
Carol June Sanford went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, April 28, 2009. She was born on Aug. 13, 1929, to Ivory D. McCollum and Fannie G. Green. She worked for U-Brand factory in Ashland, Ohio, for over 20 years and was past vice president and committee member of the IAM Local Lodge No. 1556 and vice president and chairperson of picnics and holiday parties. She married James Sanford and she moved to West Salem, Ohio, in the early 1970s. They were married for 32 years before she lost the love of her life in 2003. They were avid and lifetime member of the Am Vets Post No. 149. She also loved her Irish heritage so much that she celebrated St. Patrick's Day more than any other holiday. She moved to Texas in 2003 to live out the rest of her days. She enjoyed swimming in the pool, sitting on the porch and petting all the animals on her son's ranch. She is survived by her son, Kim Boales and wife Val of Corsicana; daughter, Debbie Hecker and son-in-law Jack of Moon Township, Pa.; daughter, Rhonda Stamford Gray and son-in-law Randy of Riverside, Calif.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be a visitation held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 1, at Matteson Funeral Home Chapel in West Salem, Ohio. Funeral services for Carol will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at Matteson Funeral Home Chapel with interment at West Salem Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Billie Marie "Nanny" (Whitfield) Biddy
Aug 9, 1928 - Apr 27, 2009

Billie Marie "Nanny" (Whitfield) Biddy, passed away Monday, April 27, 2009, in Phenix City, Ala. Billie Marie was born Aug. 9, 1928, in Eureka to Polly (Yancy) and James T. Whitfield. She was preceded in death by her husband Vinson "Pops" Biddy five years earlier. All family and friends are now resting assured that they are now happily reunited and smiling again. Billie Marie was a longtime lover of animals and nature. She was also very devoted to her family. She is survived by her four children, Vinson Biddy and wife Connie of Gila Bend, Ariz., Billie McKenzie and husband Roger of Phenix City, Ala., Etta Meccarillo and husband Clemente of Blooming Grove, James Biddy and wife Charlotte of Kerens. Billie Marie is also survived by four grandchildren, Vinson Biddy III of Henderson, Nev., Constance Biddy of Gila Bend, Ariz., Kristen Biddy of Kerens and C.J. Meccarillo of Blooming Grove. Nanny will also be missed by two special "Nanny's girls," Baby and Shelby. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Eureka Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Welton A. "Pete" Reed
Sept 24, 1924 - Apr 29, 2009

Welton A. "Pete" Reed
Welton A. "Pete" Reed, our beloved father, grandfather, and friend, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 29, 2009. Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers will host a gathering of family and friends to remember his life of 84 years this evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Reverend John Ballard will lead the family in celebrating his life during a graveside service at 2 p.m. Saturday at Resthaven Memorial Park. Welton was born on September 24, 1924, in Barry, Texas to Marvin and Billie Bralley Reed. He graduated from Barry High School. He then served his country in the United State Army during World War II. He married Earlene Carol Rhodes, April 2, 1946 in Corsicana, Texas. Pete graduated from Navarro Junior College and earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture from Texas Tech University. Pete was employed as agent with Allstate Insurance Company for 38 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Downtown Bible Class, and the American Legion. He is survived by his daughter, Shocky Peak and spouse Butch of Lubbock; grandchildren, Shane Bowers and spouse Paula of Lubbock, Paige Eichman of Lubbock, and Leah Bowers of New Braunsfels; three great-granddaughters, Raven Stapleton, Emma and Annabelle Eichman of Lubbock. Arrangements by Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers, Lubbock.

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Doris Cordelia Gee
June 13, 1921 - April 25, 2009

Doris Cordelia Gee, 87, formerly of Rowlett, Texas, and Idyllwild, Calif., passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2009, at Woodland Park Health Care Center in Shepherd after a long illness. Doris was born on June 13, 1921 in Rockdale to the late Ernest W. and Mabel C. (Cherry) Gee. She entered the U.S. Air Force in July of 1943 as a Women's Air Force Service Pilot (WASP), and served for 18 months during World War II. She subsequently worked for Continental Airlines training pilots for several years. She retired as a Realtor in Idyllwild, Calif., and returned to live in her beloved Texas. Doris is survived by her nephews, Travis L. Gee and wife Susan of Wisconsin and William E. Gee of Florida; niece, Gareth A. Downey of California; and dear friends, Jeff and Brenda Langham of Shepherd. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Alfred T. Gee; and lifelong friend and companion, Mary Jane Langham. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the Rice Cemetery with the Rev. Don Wills officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Catherine (Ponder) Stockard
Dec 18, 1917 - May 2, 2009

Mary Catherine Ponder Stockard departed this life on May 2, 2009 to the presence of the Lord.

Catherine was the third child, the second daughter, born to William Freeman Ponder Sr. and Nannie Gray Albritton Ponder on Dec. 18, 1917 in Frost. She had two brothers, “Bill” Freeman Ponder Jr., and David Ponder, who preceded her in death. She has four sisters; Norine Ponder, Gay Wright, Elizabeth Froese, and Robbie Elmore; two sisters-in-law, Ava Nell Ponder and Ann Ponder; and one brother-in-law, Harold Elmore. Also, she has many nieces and nephews surviving.

She graduated from Frost High School and Baylor University. Catherine accepted the Lord as her personal Savior in August 1928 at a revival meeting at the Frost Baptist Church. She moved to Dallas in 1941 where she worked and was married. She lived in Corsicana during the time that her husband was overseas in W.W. II and where their first child Sharon was born. They moved to Fort Worth in 1948 where Nan was born. They moved with their two daughters to Burnet in 1950 when her husband accepted the pastorate of the Bible Baptist Church and where their son David was born and then moved back to Fort Worth in 1952 where Jonathan was born. They moved to Graham in January 1955 when her husband accepted the pastorate of Morningside Baptist Church. They lived there until 1986 when they moved to Palestine. In August 2007 she and her husband moved to Corsicana.

Catherine was married to Buford Collins Stockard for 66 years. They were married in Dallas at Central Baptist Church on July 3, 1942 by Dr. Luther C. Peak. She is survived by her husband, Buford; two daughters and two sons and their spouses, Sharon Stockard Cearley and husband Jerry, Nan Stockard, David Stockard and wife Linda, and Jonathan Stockard and wife Lisa; nine grandchildren and spouses, Brendon Cearley and Natalie, Holly Baldwin and Frank, Melissa, David Jr. and Angela Stockard, and Erika, Emily, Ethan, and Evann Stockard; five great grandchildren, Adam, Hailey, and Lucy Cearley, and Ava and Luke Baldwin.

Catherine was always a very busy pastor’s wife during the years at Burnet and Graham. She was a gifted teacher of the Bible. She taught Sunday School for many years and helped out in church playing the piano when needed, and taught in a Christian School in Graham.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with her sons, David Stockard and Jonathan Stockard officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be David Stockard, Jonathan Stockard, David Stockard Jr., Brenden Cearley, Frank Baldwin and Harold Elmore.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Morningside Baptist Church in Graham, Calvary Baptist Church in Palestine, First Baptist Church of Corsicana, or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Hue Mac Arthur, Jr.
July 14, 1944 - May 2, 2009

Mac Arthur, 44, of Arlington passed away Saturday, May 2, 2009, in Dallas. He was born July 14, 1944, in Dallas to Hue Mac Sr. and Francis Aline Arthur. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1982. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing golf and bowling. He was preceded in death by parents, Hue Mac Arthur Sr. and Francis Aline Arthur Williams. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Wallis Arthur of Arlington; children, Ashley Nicole Arthur of Arlington and Matthew Douglas Arthur of Norfolk, Va.; brother, John Williams and wife Bethany of Corsicana; stepfather, Roger Williams; stepbrothers, Joseph Williams, David Williams and Dana Williams, all of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jack Herod, Dean Harrington, Joel Elmore, Randy Utz, Bobby Vickery, Chris Sikes, Jay Simmington and Scott Johnson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Americana American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Dorothy Aline "Babe" (Thompson) Collinsworth
May 3, 1924 - May 2, 2009

Dorothy Aline "Babe" Collinsworth
Dorothy Aline "Babe" Collinsworth, 84, of Corsicana passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2009, in Corsicana. She was born on May 3, 1924, in Powell to Edgar and Clair (Wells) Thompson. Mrs. Collinsworth worked as a clerk at Happy Grocery in Corsicana. Mrs. Collinsworth is survived by three daughters, Jill A. and husband Gary Hurst of Corsicana, Judy L. and husband Bruce Deal of Orange and Janet G. and husband Bernabe Gonzales of Ennis; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Collinsworth was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Collinsworth.Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas with the Rev. R.E. Cecil officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Thomas Lynn Perry
Oct 17, 1941 - May 4, 2009

Thomas Lynn Perry, 67, of Corsicana passed away Monday, May 4, 2009, at Navarro Regional Hospital. The family will receive visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home. Graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Kerens Cemetery with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Mr. Perry is survived by his wife, Katha Perry of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Brenda Perry of Robinson; daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Ray Guerrero of Corsicana; sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Keith Ficklin of Plano; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Wanza and Beauford Thomason of Kerens; six grandchildren, Drew Perry, Skylar Pritchett, Shannon Pritchett, Jason Guerrero, Shelley Guerrero and Misty Guerrero; and a number of nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Nora Agnes (York) Slaughter
Dec 2, 1910 - May 3, 2009

Nora Agnes Slaughter, 98, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2009, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. Mrs. Slaughter was born Dec. 2, 1910, in Purdon to Thomas M. York and Milliey Elvira York. She married Edward L. Slaughter on March 28, 1930, in Waco and raised four children. Her passion in life was taking care of her family and cooking. Her favorite and most cherished time was having family and friends for Sunday dinner. You only had to mention how much you loved one of her special dishes, and you would have it for dinner the very next Sunday. She was preceded in death by her parents, all of her siblings, her husband, Edward L. Slaughter in 1996, and her granddaughter, Nina Slaughter in 1977.She is survived by two sons, Ralph Slaughter and wife Carolyn of Buffalo and Herbert Slaughter and wife Imogene of Athens; two daughters, Betty Wright and husband J.D. of Corsicana and Tommie Rogers and husband Jimmy of Mabank; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons, Doug Hinson, James Marrs, Luke Marrs, Johnny Allen, Joey White and Gary Ferguson. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Catherine (Jones) Langley
abt 1942 - Apr 16, 2009

Catherine Jones Langley, 67, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, April 16, 2009, at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at New Hope Baptist Church, 401 N.E. Fourth St., Kerens, with Pastor Samuel Washington officiating. Interment will follow at Goodlow Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Tammy Denae Cox
abt 1966 - Apr 21, 2000

Tammy Denae Cox, 43, of Ennis passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas. A wake service will be at 7 p.m. today at Independent Baptist Church, 1108 W. Milam in Ennis. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 800 East Freeman in Ennis, with Pastor Louis R. Massey officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary

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Dorothy J. Hull
abt 1966 - Apr 22, 2009

Dorothy J. Hull, 43, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009. Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Linnie Ethel (Chilcoat) Barham-Hogue
July 23, 1913 - Aug 21, 1954

Rites Thursday For Mrs. Hogue

Ethel Hogue, 41, of Dallas, who died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Tuesday night, were held from the First Christian Church in Blooming Grove Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy Bohl, pastor of the church. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Hogue was born in Navarro County.

Surviving are her husband, J. M. Hogue, Dallas; two sons, Carl Hadon Barham, Blooming Grove and Randle Dale Hogue, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Clara Smith, Blooming Grove; a grandchild; father, J. T. Chilcoat, Blooming Grove, and a sister, Mrs. Mamie Hogue, Dallas, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Nick White Barham
April 19, 1910 - Feb 5, 1996

Nick W. Barham, 85, of Lancaster, died Feb. 5, 1996, in the Park Nursing Home in Lancaster.

Services were held today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were his grandsons and great-grandsons.

Mr. Barham was born April 19, 1910, in Blooming Grove and was a life time resident. He resided in the Lancaster Park Nursing Home for the last three years. He was self-employed as a truck driver and a house mover.

He is survived by his daughter, Clara Barham of Blooming Grove; his brother, Bill Barham of Blooming Grove; and his eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton.

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Jimmie Lee Klander
Dec 18, 1946 - May 3, 2009

Jimmie Lee Klander
Jimmie Lee Klander, 62, of Blooming Grove, passed away May 3, 2009 at the VA Hospital in Dallas. He was born Dec. 18, 1946 in Houston. Jim was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather, whose humor, strength and support will be greatly missed by his family. Jim proudly served Army Infantry in Vietnam 1968-1969.Jim is survived by his mother, Anita Young Klander of Houston; brother Darrell Klander and wife Betty of Goodrich, Texas; sisters Cheryle Hrachovy and husband Rick, and Vicki Logan and husband Willis, both of Houston; sons Kevin Klander and wife Melanie of Blooming Grove, Jason Klander and wife Stacy of Waxahachie; daughter Lisa Simonfalvi and husband Krisz of DeSoto; and three grandchildren, Nancy, Gracie and Nathan.He is preceded in death by father Albert Klander, wife Sharon Conner Klander, and granddaughter Ashley Ann Klander. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2009 at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Janette (Hall) Sutton
May 14, 1940 - May 5, 2009

Janette Sutton
Janette Sutton, 68, longtime resident of Frost, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2009, in her home after a long battle with lung cancer. She was embraced by her family as she peacefully joined her loving husband, Jessie, in heaven. Janette was born May 14, 1940, in Pulaski, Tenn., to Charlie and Eunice Hall. Janette was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Lee Sutton, on Dec. 3, 2005.She is survived by her stepmother, Lorene Hall of Lewisburg, Tenn.; sisters, Liz Coker and husband Andy of Austin and Virginia Kling and husband Myron of Royse City; brother, Kenneth Hall and wife Ann of Cedar Hill; children, Edwin Dyer and wife Joyce of Frost, Johnny Sutton of Frost, and Sherry Gongora and fiancé Jack Leblond of Pflugerville; stepdaughter, Marla Foster and husband Eddie of Forney; stepson, Alvin Sutton of Dallas; grandchildren, Jeffrey Dyer and wife Rachael, Jonathon Dyer and wife Samantha, Nicole and Shelby Gongora, Ashley and Colton Sutton, and Jessica and Dakota Sykes; great-grandchildren, Cameron Dyer, Piper Dyer, Breelyn Dyer and Wyatt Dyer; and amazing best friend, Peggy Adams of Frost. She will be missed terribly but we are grateful for the time we had and that she finally has the peace she so deserves. Services will be 11 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Darren Heil officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Edwin Dyer, Johnny Sutton, Jack Leblond, Jeffrey Dyer, Jonathon Dyer and Bill Sutton. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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LaKisha Nicole Jackson Allen
Mar 30, 1977 - Apr 30, 2009

LaKisha Nicole Jackson Allen
LaKisha Nicole Jackson Allen, 32, was born March 30, 1977 in Dallas. A precious bundle of joy bestowed upon us by God, as parents, our only child, Nathaniel and Bobbie Jackson in the year of 1979. She departed this life April 30, 2009 in Houston. She attended Corsicana High School through the 12th grade, and received her G.E.D. from Navarro College. She also attended Dallas Mortuary Institute in Dallas, Navarro College, and was presently enrolled in Cosmetology College in Houston. LaKisha was a substitute teacher at Two Dimension Preparatory Academy occasionally, and also a teacher's aide in the CISD for several years. She also worked at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. LaKisha was baptized and united with the Love Chapel Baptist Church at an early age under the leadership of Pastor William Boulden. She was a faithful and devoted member. God Blessed her to be talented and gifted and she served faithfully in many ministries of the church, including Youth Director, choir director and member of the choir ministry, and Sunday teacher, and was also active in the Harmony District Association and Congress. LaKisha was also the founder and director of the Spiritual Inspirations of Family Love Praise Dance Ministry. She met and married Vertrain Allen and to this union one daughter was born. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Hubert Bailey. LaKisha was a loving and devoted Christian mother and family oriented. She leaves to cherish her memories: three daughters, Tambre'shia Jackson, Sheree Brackens and Unique Allen; one son, Hezekiah "Hubert Lee" Jackson, all of Corsicana; parents, Nathaniel and Bobbie Jackson of Corsicana; sister, Tiffany Sneed of Dallas; two brothers, Nathaniel Bates of Tyler and Brian Bates of Corsicana; grandfather, John L. Brown of Fort Worth; grandmothers, Robbie "Nanny" Bailey of Corsicana, and Letha Thomas of Dallas; and a supportive and dedicated aunt, Robbie Nell Carr of Dallas; a host of other relatives and friends including Coley Calhoun of Houston, and the Love Chapel Church Family. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church, 400 South 15th Street. Wake Service will be at 7 p.m. today at Love Chapel Baptist Church, 400 North Benton Street. Officiating will be Pastor David E. Wilson. Interment will follow at Steen Cemetery in Malkoff. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Brown, Michael Jackson, Rodney Bradley, Preston McDonald, Darryle Brown, Sammy Jackson, Gerald Brown and Johnny Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be R.A. Adams Jr., Charles Adams, Jackie Garrett III, John Pitts, Bobby Springs, Bobby Azua and Johnny Stubblefield. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Fairace Aubrey Thompson
Apr 17, 1922 - May 7, 2009

Fairace Aubrey Thompson, age 87, of Italy, Texas, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2009, at Baylor Medical Center in Waxahachie. He was born April 17, 1922, in Brushie Prairie to Robert B. and Carrie (Lindsay) Thompson. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Army Air Force and was a 50-year Mason. Aubrey was a deacon of First Baptist Church in Italy for 25 years. He was a faithful husband and friend and a longtime servant of God, who loved his family and loved to ride horses. Survivors include his loving wife, Betty Thompson of Italy; two brothers-in-law, Earl Max Neel of Weatherford and Odell Kelley of Italy; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, May 11, at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy with the Rev. Ronnie Dabney officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy. Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, Waxahachie.

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Elna Marie (Jensen) Curry
Jan 17, 1921 - May 1, 2009

Elna Marie Jensen Curry was born on Jan. 17, 1921, in Danevang, Texas, to Jens Christian and Ana Johanna Jensen and died on Friday, May 1, 2009, in Austin. She was the youngest of seven children and is survived by one brother, Roy Jensen of Bay City. She graduated from Blessing High School as valedictorian in 1938. Elna had a distinguished career serving the federal government for 40 years; first, in the War Department during World War II, then as postmaster in Roane and finally retiring from the Social Security Administration in 1987. She was very proud of her Danish heritage. Her parents were born in Denmark and came to America in the 1800s. On her first trip to Denmark, she and her daughters visited both of her parents' birth places and researched their ancestry. That trip was one of a lifetime. She was a member of the Tune and Fork Travel Club and the American Business Women's Association. Elna's faith and church family have sustained her all of her life. She was confirmed as an adult and joined Faith Lutheran Church in Corsicana in 1951. She was a founding member of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League in Corsicana and was an active member of the church throughout most of her life. Elna was preceded in death by her husband, Philip R. Curry in 1957. She is survived by her daughters, Phyllis Duncan and husband Joe of Corsicana and Katherine Anne Hopkins and husband David of Austin. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kristina Buettner and husband Brett of Austin and Joe P. Duncan and wife Charlotte of Garland, and her extended family, Marcena Peterson and husband Paul of California and Heidi Hopkins of Hawaii. Her great-grandchildren are Mason, Nixie Jane and Holden Buettner, Joe Clyde and Sean Duncan, Rayanne, Dylan, and Kamren Thompson, and Soren and Sebastian Peterson. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Our family wishes to thank Dr. Fry and the staff at Buckner Villas for their love and immeasurable care. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at Faith Lutheran Church in Corsicana. Graveside services at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana will be planned by the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, you may wish to make a contribution to: Faith Lutheran Church, 3824 W. State Highway 22, Corsicana, TX 75110; or The Alzheimer's Association, 3429 Executive Center Drive, Austin, TX 78731. Local arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • Published in the Corsicana Daily Sun from 5/9/2009 - 5/12/2009
  • Wife of Phillip Rudolph "Buck" Curry

Calvin Brown
May 20, 1959 - May 8, 2009

Calvin Brown, 50, of Corsicana passed away May 8, 2009 at his residence. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Joseph Shola officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Delvin Brown, Scottie Redic, James Ashley, Bernell Davis and Bryan Hailey.Mr. Brown was born May 20, 1959 in Taylor. Survivors include his wife, Frankie Brown of Corsicana; sisters Willie B. Crayton and Lela Crayton; brothers Elvin Brown (Barbara), Otis Brown, Lenell Brown, Nelvin Brown (Beulah) and Don Brown; daughter Tina Bradford; and other relatives and friends. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Robert Edwin Nokes
Dec 20, 1934 - May 7, 2009

Robert E. Nokes
Robert E. Nokes, 74, of Brownsboro passed away May 7, 2009 in Tyler. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Chandler Memorial Funeral Home in Chandler. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Patterson
[Pattison] Cemetery in Emhouse with Rev. Russ Munch officiating. Mr. Nokes was born Dec. 20, 1934 in Corsicana. He was a self-employed electrician. Survivors include his son, James Nokes of Brownsboro; daughters Mary Joyce of Newton, Miss. and Stella Marshall of South Carolina; brother Carl Nokes of Plains; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Chandler Memorial Funeral Home, Chandler.

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Earnest Daniel Parsons
May 8, 1933 - May 9, 2009

Mr. Earnest Daniel Parsons, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, succumbed to his battle with cancer and slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God on May 9, 2009.Friend to all and enemy to none, Daniel was born on May 8, 1933 in Van Zandt County and spent his life outdoors and on the open road. He grew up working in the cotton fields as a day laborer, where he harvested a love for growing and working the land. He later served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Alaska. Upon his return to Texas, he began a long career as a truck driver, which enabled him to travel throughout the country and form lasting friendships. At home, he cherished working his own land, tending to his animals, attending auctions, hunting, and spending time with family and friends. Though he is no longer in our arms, Papaw will remain forever in our hearts. Mr. Parsons was preceded in death by a son Randy Hunnicutt; parents Charlie and Maudie Lee Parsons, and brothers; Kenneth and Robert Parsons. He is survived by his wife, Margie Parsons of Silver City; grandson Chad Hunnicutt and wife Tami of Silver City; granddaughter Christin Phillips and husband Jacob of Tomball; and a big host of other family and friends. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Thomas Horton, Bill Horton, Steve Andrews, Buddy Rash, Stan Lawhon and Jimmy Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Parsons and Kenneth Wylie. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Vollie Willard Summerall
Oct 3, 1916 - May 2009

Willard Summerall
Willard Summerall was born on Oct. 3, 1916 in Houston, Miss. Willard came to Texas in a covered wagon when he was 3 years old. His family included seven brothers and sisters — Grady, Melinda, Stan, Tince and surviving sisters Sybil Bates and Joyce Duke. The family first settled in Kerens and later in Tool. His father opened a grocery store when they moved to Corsicana. Willard remembered helping out by delivering groceries. His first job was working for Dr. Pepper. Later he worked for the NeHi Bottling Company. Willard was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific theatre. He married Lillie Gertrude Humphries in 1941 and they had two children, Betty Ann and nine years later Gary. In 1948 Willard started his own company Summerall-Beauchamp Wholesale Drug. He started right in his own garage. It serviced local food stores with needed items for 50 years all over central Texas. The business was sold in 1998. Willard loved to bird hunt, fish and to raise cattle. In 1956, along with some other individuals, they bought the Richland Bank, which became Corsicana National Bank and Trust. After the death of his first wife, Trudy he married Cloie Farmer in December of 2000. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife Trudy Summerall and Cloie Summerall. He is survived by his daughter Betty Ann and Hartley Young and son Gary and Marty Summerall of Corsicana. He has received much love and support from Betty and Hartley's girls, Julie and Adan Casas, sons Kyle and Ryan and Cheryl and Brett Blanton, son Jack and daughters Claire and Samantha. And Marty and Gary's son Scott I and grandson Scott II. We want to thank Beverly Baisy, Hand and Hospice, Santana Ovalle, Angels at Home and many others for his care during this time in his life. Visitation will be Monday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial service will be Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at First Baptist Church at 3 p.m., with Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr., and Dr. David Edwards officiating. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Sam Humphries, Jim Bo Parks, Monty Brazell, Don Brazell, Henry Summerall, Bill Brazell, Scott Summerall, Brett Blanton, Adan Casas, Matt Summerall, James Clause, Stafford Beauboue and Board of Directors of Community National Bank. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Clydell "Pete" (Gunter) Allred
Apr 26, 1932 - May 10, 2009

Clydell "Pete" Allred went home to be with the Lord on Mother's Day, May 10, 2009. After nearly three years of battling cancer, she got the victory. She is now in heaven with a new body that is whole and cancer free. She was born April 26, 1932. She was a lifelong resident of Corsicana. She married the love of her life, Floyd Earl Allred, and had three children, two grandsons and three great-grandchildren. She was a housewife and wonderful mother. She loved to take care of the house and cook for her family. She also loved to decorate. She loved decorating her house as well as others. She especially loved decorating the church for all occasions, especially at Christmas. She was a member of House of Praise Church of God and a mighty prayer warrior. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Earl Allred; son, Mickey Allred; grandson, Bryan Franklin; parents, Clyde and Lucille Gunter; and sister, Dorothy Oliphant. She is survived by her son, Dennis Allred of Walnut Springs; son-in-law and daughter, Travis and Brigitte Franklin of Corsicana; grandson, Justin Franklin of Walnut Springs; three great-grandchildren, Madison Franklin, Rylan Franklin, and Mason Franklin of Corsicana; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Carl Wayne and Joyce Morris of Corsicana; numerous nieces, nephews, friends and very special lifelong friends, M.H. and Ida Blue of Corsicana. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, at House of Praise Church of God in Corsicana with Pastor Timothy Schane officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Howard Oliphant, Tommy Oliphant, Gary Oliphant, Greg Caton, Joe Erwin, Vick Miller and James Lagomarsino. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Glyn Dewitt Norwood
Feb 8, 1920 - May 12, 2009

Glyn D. Norwood entered heaven on Tuesday, May 12, 2009. Glyn was born on Feb. 8, 1920, in Navarro County to Clarence and Dottie Norwood. He was orphaned at an early age and raised by Joe and Josie Norwood of Corsicana. He was a World War II veteran and received the Purple Heart. He worked at oil fields in Texas, owned two service stations, and retired from Methodist Hospital as its locksmith. He was a member of "That Binds Bible Study Group" at Second Baptist Church West campus. Glyn was preceded in death by a sister, Opal; brother, Miller; and his son, Jimmy Norwood. Glyn is survived by his wife of 69 years, Georgia Norwood; sister, Mary Richards; daughter, Glynnelle Jones and husband Jerry; granddaughter, Robbie Bronstein and husband Rick; grandson, Kyle Jones and wife Kelly; great-grandchildren, Blake and Bailey Bronstein; and many loving nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in the Memorial Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Oakmont Nursing Home Activities, 1525 Tull Drive, Katy, TX 77449.Arrangements by Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, Houston.

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Forrest Erwin Day
Mar 4, 1923 - Nov 5, 1996

Forrest Erwin Day, 73, of Corsicana, died Nov. 5, 1996, in Corsicana.

Services were held earlier today at Black Hills Cemetery, in the Black Hills Community, with Rev. Edward Klein officiating.

Mr. Day was born March 4, 1923, in Porter, Maine.

He is survived by his sons, Verne and Mary Day of Corsicana, Earle and Tamera Day of Fort Worth, Phillip and Eileene Day of Middleton, N.H. and Steve and Georgia Day of Corsicana; daughters, Deborah and John McGahan of Corsicana and Tammy and Paul London of Keene; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lorena Cooper
Oct 28, 1904 - Dec 23, 1996

Lorena Cooper, 92, of Corsicana, died Dec. 23, 1996, in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held at 2 today at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. B. Suzy Welch of Wesley United Methodist Church officiating and Mr. John A. Dickson assisting. Burial will follow in the Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are Dillard Ellington, Ray Goldesberry, James Doolen, Herbert Wilcox, Harold Tate and Don Welch.

Mrs. Cooper was born Oct. 28, 1904, in Hondo. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Cooper is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. LaVerne and Calvin Myers of Corsicana; a son, Ted R. Thomas of Seattle, Wash.; grandsons, Kelly R. Myers of Corsicana, Brad Myers of Denton and Steve Myers of Lubbock; granddaughter, Violet Dickson of Denton; sister, Augusta Prior of Longview; and ten grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 27, 1996

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Verna Sue (Davis) Youngblood
Oct 21, 1926 - Sept 3, 1996

Sue Davis Youngblood, 69, of Corsicana, died September 3, 1996 at her residence.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Corsicana with Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. A private service for family and close friends will be held at 2 p.m. at the Resthaven Memorial Park mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be Harry Craig, Jr., Harry Craig III, Scott Butler, Don Butler, Jim Prater, Charles Cantrell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Lester McGary, Dr. Allen Jones, Dr. JoAnn Blum, Earl Alpha, Charlie Rankin, and Bobby Ross.

Mrs. Youngblood was born October 21, 1926 in Purdon, Texas.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law Gary Jack Youngblood and Sandra Youngblood, David Alan Youngblood and Shelley Youngblood, all of Corsicana; her mother, Mildred Davis of Corsicana; three sisters, Wanda Marie Craig of Seguin, Texas; Julie L. Moody of Orlando, Florida, and Mary L. Butler of Corsicaqna; two grandchildren, Lance Youngblood of Arlington and Wade Alan Youngblood of Eureka; one great grandson, Jackson Youngblood of New Braunfels; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive visitors Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Valsy (Hubbard) Belcher
Mar 4, 1904 - Nov 14, 1996

O. L. "Valsy" Belcher, 92, of Corsicana, died Nov. 14, 1996, in Mexia.

Graveside services are today at 2 p.m. at Resthaven Memorial Park, with Dr. David Hale of Northside Baptist Church officiating.

Visitation is Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Belcher was born March 4, 1904, in Corsicana. She was a member of Pioneers of America. She is a retired chief operator with Southwestern Bell Telephone.

Mrs. Belcher is survived by nephews, Leon Black of Mexia and C.R. Black of Corsicana and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ann Judith (Campbell) Chapman
Dec 10, 1942 - Nov 25, 1996

Ann Judith Chapman

Ann Judith Chapman, 53, of Corsicana, died Nov. 25, 1996, in Dallas.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 tonight at Corley Funeral Home. Private graveside services will take place Wednesday in the Resthaven Memorial Park, with Dr. George Proctor-Smith officiating.

Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to The Memorial/Honor Program of the American Cancer Society, Navarro Unit P.O. Box 1236 Corsicana, Texas, 75110, or to the American Heart Association, 1615 Stemmons Freeway Dallas, Texas, 75207, or the American Lung Association, Park Central 1, suite 100 7616 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, Texas, 75251.

Mrs. Chapman was born Dec. 10, 1942, in Syracuse, N.Y.

Mrs. Chapman is survived by her husband, Mr. James Allen Chapman III of Corsicana; daughter, Judith Ann and David Parker of Dallas; son, Guy Campbell Chapman of Corsicana; brother, Dr. Richard John and Peggy Campbell of Athens; and grandsons, Chris and Scott Parker of Dallas.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Lee Green
May 30, 1918 - Dec 19, 1996

Mary Lee Green, 78, of Corsicana, died Dec. 19, 1996, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held tonight from 6-8 at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Connally Dugger of First United Methodist Church and Dr. David Hale of Northside Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are Tim Bowling, Terry Bowling, Mike Campbell, Gary Campbell, Matthew Ryan Webb and Michael Russell Webb.

Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Mercy 500 W. 3rd Ave. Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Mrs. Green was born May 30, 1918, in Corsicana. She was a member of Rebekahs and received the Decoration of Chivalry the "Highest Honor of the Sovereign Grand Lodge."

Mrs. Green is susrvived by her husband, C. J. "Dime" Green of Corsicana; brothers, Jack and Frances Bridger of Barry and H. Milton and Opal Campbell of Corsicana; sisters, Jene and Robert Maniss of Abilene and Lillian and Tom McCuiston of Overland Park, Kan.; niece, Diane and Max Webb of Bulverde; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Bennie L. McCann
Oct 16, 1904 - Oct 22, 1996

Bennie L. McCann, 92, of Corsicana, died Oct. 22, 1996, at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Visitation services will be held from 6-9 tonight.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Bill Honea and Edward L. Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are grandsons.

Mrs. McCann was born Oct. 16, 1904, in Baton Rouge, La.

She is survived by her sons, E.L. McCann of Pursley, Ray McCann of Mt. Pleasant, Jack McCann of Pursley, Paul McCann of Trinity and Gene McCann of Missouri City; daughters, Linda Harrison of Retreat and Betty Goodin of Tyler; sister, Loraine Franklin of Hubbard; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. McCann was preceded in death by her husband, Elton McCann and son, Billy Joe McCann.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Imogene (Freeman) Edwards
Feb 7, 1914 - Oct 27, 1996

Imogene Edwards, 82, of Corsicana, died Oct. 27, 1996, at Park Row Nursing Home.

Services were held today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial followed in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were T.N. Bond, Eddie Denbow, Jim Wood, Walter Braxmie, Joe Hambrick and Bill Bolen.

Mrs. Edwards was born Feb. 7, 1914, in Fairfield. She graduated from Kirvin High School. Mrs. Edwards attended nursing school at P&S Hospital in Corsicana. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church since 1973.

Mrs. Edwards is survived by her sisters, Letha Richardson of Streetman, Inez Carter of Wortham and Lula Bell Grizzard of Streetman; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents,

 and Fannie Freeman; and husband, Edgar L. Edwards in 1977, whom she married in 1932.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Elvia Rea Garrison
June 20, 1907 - Oct 29, 1996

Elvia Rea Garrison, 89, of Corsicana, died Oct. 29, 1996, at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Visitation services will be held tonight from 6-8.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Resthaven Memorial Park with Lee Matlock officiating.

Mrs. Garrison was born June 20, 1907, in Fordyce, Ark. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church. Mrs. Garrison worked at Fannin School and retired from CISD in 1969.

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-laws, Loretta June and Wilson Spear of Corsicana, Bertha Lee and Thomas E. Pritchard of Chandler; four grandchildren, Ray Separ, Beverly Kalsbeck, Tommy Pritchard and Bonnie Castle; seven great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Royce Lourene (Ivie) Phillips
Nov 22, 1933 - Nov 13, 1996

Royce Lourene Ivie Phillips, 62, of Corsicana, died Nov. 13, 1996, in Dallas.

Services were held at 1 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Dale Leggett officiating. Burial followed in the Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Hal Prater, Randy Weaver, Brent Weaver, Phil Phillips, Rusty Andrews and Gilbert Hippard.

Mrs. Phillips was born Nov. 22, 1933, in Corsicana.

Mrs. Phillips is survived by her mother, Lillie Pearl Ivie of Corsicana; sons, Steve Phillips and Tommy Phillips both of Barry; daughter, Paula Lindsey of Corsicana; granddaughters, Leslie Newman of Corsicana, Katy Phillips of Barry and Ivy Phillips of Fairfield; brothers, Joe Ivie of Corsicana and George Ivie of Tennessee; sisters, Iris Tierce of Corsicana and Betty McClellan of Tyler.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Elmer Norwood Dunlap Sr.
Dec 9, 1921 - Dec 28, 1996

Elmer Norwood Dunlap Sr., 75, of Temple, died December 28, 1996 in Temple.

Services will be held Monday, December 30 at 9 a.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with Mr. Tim Burrow officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Elmo Cemetery in the Winkler Community.

Mr. Dunlap was born December 9, 1921. He was a retired Lt. Colonel with the United States Air Force.

Mr. Dunlap is survived by his wife, Mrs. Madelle Rouse Dunlap of Temple; daughters, Claudia Abbe of Abilene, Colleen Pittman and Patrica Phillips of Houston; sons, Elmer Norwood Dunlap Jr. of Augadilla, Puerto Rico, and Shannon Dunlap of Abilene; a sister, Lea Fauble of Oklahoma City; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Frances Chase O'Neal
Feb 24, 1928 - Dec 10, 1996

Frances Chase O'Neal, 68, of Corsicana, died Dec. 10, 1996, at her residence.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel, with Bill Honea officiating. Burial will follow in the Richland Cemetery.

Mrs. O'Neal was born Feb. 24, 1928, in Ft. Worth.

Mrs. O'Neal is survived by a number of cousins.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Robert Alfred "Bob" Boldon, Sr.
Dec 17, 1915 - Oct 25, 1996

Robert Alfred Boldon Sr., 80, of Dallas, died Oct. 25, 1996, at DeSoto Nursing Home.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Streetman, with Rev. Joe Hubbard officiating. Burial will follow in Birdston Valley Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Kenneth Eakles, George Thomas, Roy Lee Anderson, Joe L. Spence, Lafayette Boldon and Wayne Lee Joy.

Honorary pallbearers are Crawford Waldrup and Jessie Lane.

Mr. Boldon was born Dec. 17, 1915, in Streetman.

He is survived by his sons, Robert Boldon Jr., Alfred Earl Boldon and Otis J. Boldon all of Houston; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Mary Frances Robinson of Streetman; brothers, James Paul Boldon and Allifee Boldon both of Los Angeles, Calif.; aunts, Crentslan Johnson of Houston and Charlie Robinson of Dallas; great aunt, Ethel Person of Corsicana; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Boldon was preceded in death by his parents, James Paul and Izora Boldon and wife, Beulah Boldon.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Oct 29, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Need to verify, he is probably buried at the Birdston Cemetery (the Birdston Vally Cemetery has about 35 recognizable burials)

Myrtle Diane (Peterson) Caraway
Aug 5, 1944 - Sept 12, 1996

Myrtle Diane Caraway, 52, of Belton, died Sept. 12, 1996, at a Temple Hospital.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard. Burial will follow in the Dawson Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the MS Society Southwest Texas Chapter 7333 Hwy 290 E. Suite 104 Austin, Tx 78723.

Mrs. Caraway was born Aug. 5, 1944, in Dawson to John and Minnie Peterson. She was a graduate of Dawson schools, worked at Texas Instruments in Dallas for many years, before moving to Belton. Mrs. Caraway was a member of the First Methodist Church in Belton. In spite of her illness which often meant a long stay in the hospital, she kept a loving spirit and will be missed by a host of friends.

She is survived by her son, Larry W. and Melody Caraway of Dallas; daughter, Barbara Diane Caraway of Belton; grandson, Jared Caraway of Dallas; mother, Minnie Peterson of Belton; brothers, John Peterson of Duncanville and Billy R. Peterson of Kaufman; sisters, Betty Huddleston of Everman and Katheryn Boren of Belton.

Family to receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home.

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Annie Beatrice Jordan
Sept 30, 1913 - Nov 10, 1996

Annie Beatrice Jordan, 83, of Corsicana, died Nov. 10, 1996, at Heritage Oaks Nursing Home.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Bobby Benton, Jerry Collier, Don Davis, Ricky Dyer, Virgil Jones, Milford Jordan, Bubba Tanner and Elwyn Rhodes.

Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Duke, Thomas Dyer, Grady Jeffrey, Henry Johns, Dale Lane, Audie Masterson, David Matthews, Paul Sawyer and Lewis Tanner.

Mrs. Jordan was born Sept. 30, 1913, in Limestone County.

Mrs. Jordan is survived by her nephews, Clyde O. Gardner of Milford, Charles W. Jordan of Houston and Edroy Bennet of Houston.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Helen Carney
Mar 8, 1931 - Nov 12, 1996

Helen Carney, 65, of Glen Ellyn, Ill., died Nov. 12, 1996, in Springfield, Miss.

Services were held at noon today in the Post Oak Cemetery in Roane, with Dr. Jim Gooch officiating.

Mrs. Carney was born March 8, 1931, in Stauroutolis, Greece.

Mrs. Carney is survived by her husband, Joe H. Carney of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; daughter, Jennifer Howe of Chicago, Ill.; son, Michael Carney of Lead Hills, Ark.; numerous nieces and nephews; numerous cousins and two grandchildren. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Robert Melvin Gorman
Feb 25, 1908 - Sept 20, 1996

Robert Melvin Gorman, 88, of Corsicana, died Sept. 20, 1996, in Corsicana.

Services are Sunday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel, with James Gaines officiating. Burial will follow at Post Oak Cemetery in Roane.

Mr. Gorman was born Feb 25, 1908, in Montfort, Texas. He was married to Mrs. Bertie Edna Gorman for 59 years. He was a member of North Beaton Church of Christ and was a retired farmer.

Mr. Gorman is survived by his daughters, Mrs. Betty Williams of Corsicana and Evelyn Clarkston of Irving; grandson, Larry Clarkston of Jackson, Miss; granddaughters, Linda Beaumont of Chicago; Brenda Donovan of Arlington and Dee Gray of Corsicana; brother, Albert Gorman of Corsicana; sisters, Gordie Wheeler of Corsicana; Ruby Baggett of Corsicana and Myrtle Bancroft of Eureka; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Gorman was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Bertie Edna Gorman.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Hattie Ann Billingsley
Jun 26, 1925 - Sep 2, 1996

Hattie Ann Billingsley, 71, of Fort Worth, died Sept. 2, 1996, at Columbia Medical Center in South Arlington.

Wake services will be held at 7-8 p.m. at the Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors, Inc.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Friday at the Church of Philadelphia. Burial will take place in Rounds [sic] Prairie Cemetery in Kearnes [sic].

Mrs. Billingsley was born June 26, 1925, in Oakwood. She had been a nurse for Home Health Care and retired in 1976 after 20 years of service. Mrs. Billingsley was a member of Wynnton Hill Baptist Church in Columbus, Ga. She was a resident of Fort Worth since Dec. of 1995.

She is survived by her spouse of 36 years, James Billingsley of Columbus, Ga.; sons and step-son, Leon S. Abdullah of Los Angeles, Calif., Lester N. Bryant of Rose
mont, Calif. and James E. Jackson of Guam; daughters and step-daughters, Barbara Mitchell of Arlington, Cynthia Jones of Arlington and Barbara Jackson of Ozark, Ga.; brothers, John Winston Jr. of Powell and George Winston of Fort Worth; sisters, Lue D. Smith, Dorothy Harden and Addie Mitchell all of Fort Worth; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors, Inc.

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Mark Anthony Smith
Sep 5, 1959 - Nov 7, 1996

Mark Anthony Smith, 37, died Nov. 7, 1996, at his home in Waxahachie.

Visitation is Sunday at 2-4 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton, with Tony Neal of Mildred Baptist Church will be officiating. Burial will follow at Hopewell Cemetery.

Mr. Smith's nephews will be his pallbearers.

Mr. Smith was born Sept. 5, 1959. He loved music and his family. He worked for himself as a painter.

Mr. Smith is survived by his son, Steven Smith of Red Oak; mother and stepfather, Clint and Merlene Harris of Corsicana; father, James W. Smith of Dallas; sisters, Christy Wagner and Teressa Turner; brothers, Dugan Smith, James Smith, Terry Smith, Timothy Smith and Tommy Harris; several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Richard Melton Dycus
Nov 9, 1947 - Nov 16, 1996

Richard Melton Dycus, 49, of Corsicana, died Nov. 16, 1996, in Corsicana.

Graveside services are Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery located in Navarro County toward Dresden with Dr. David Hale of Northside Baptist Church officiating.

Mr. Dycus was born Nov. 9, 1947, in Corsicana.

Mr. Dycus is survived by his daughter, Debbie Lynn Dycus of Buffalo, Texas; sister, Lola Manry of Navasota; brother, John Dycus of Mesquite; nephew, Byron Taylor of Corsicana; and niece, Debbie Lynn Dycus.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Willie Mae (Allen) Owen
Aug 14, 1909 - Nov 20, 1996

Willie Mae Owen, 87, of Waxahachie, died Nov. 20, 1996 in Waxahachie.

Services were held today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Burial will follow in the Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.

Pallbearers are nephews.

Mrs. Owen was born Aug. 14, 1909, in Emhouse.

Mrs. Owen is survived by her sisters, Marie Adams of Beaumont and Christine Luther of Corsicana; brothers, Alvie Ray of Waco, Clarence Ray of Las Cruces, N.M., James Floyd Ray of Cardova, Ill., Garvis Ray of Kerrville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dorothy Lee Thomas
Mar 13, 1919 - Nov 12, 1996

Dorothy Lee Thomas, 77, of Quinlan, died Nov. 12, 1996, at Presbyterian Hospital in Greenville.

Services were held earlier today in Rosehill Cemetery, with Grady Cashion officiating.

Mrs. Thomas was born March 13, 1919, in Beaumont.

Mrs. Thomas is survived by her brother-in-law, John Thomas of Lancaster; sister, Martha and Charles Lennon of Duncanville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Martha Estelle (Grady) Wilkinson
Jul 31, 1895 - Oct 22, 1996

Martha Estelle Wilkinson, 101, of Midland, died Oct. 22, 1996, in Midland.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, with Rev. Bryan Connally officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the favorite charity of your choice.

Mrs. Wilkinson was born July 31, 1895, in Blooming Grove.

She is survived by her son, Clark Wilkinson Jr. of Midland; sister, B.H. Kirkland of Wichita Falls; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ernest Coleman Ponder, Jr.
Sept. 27, 1926 - Nov. 8, 1996

Coleman Ponder, Jr., 70, of Frost, died Nov. 8, 1996, at Maywood Manor Nursing Home in Kerens.

Graveside services were held earlier today at Frost Cemetery, with Rev. Gene Craven officiating.

Mr. Ponder was born Sept. 27, 1926 in Frost.

Mr. Ponder is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ponder of Frost; daughters, Debbie Ponder of Frost and Pattie Turner of Italy and two grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

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Elouise Elva (Pringle) Bosley
Apr 21, 1913 - Sept 3, 1996

Eloise E. Bosley

Eloise E. Bosley, 83, of Richland, died Sept. 3, 1996, in Corsicana.

Services will be held today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. David Bugg and Rev. Edward L. Davis officiating. Burial followed in Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mrs. Bosley was born April 21, 1913. She was a member of the Richland Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Bailey Bosley of Richland son, Donald Bosley of Houston; grandsons, Ronald Bosley and Brian Bosley both of Houston; granddaughters, Cindy Bosley of Houston and Vicky Guillory of Houston; sisters, Maycie L. Cox and Edna Earl Price both of Pursley, Judie Rae of Freeport, Myrtle Hairell of Houston and Dorothy Scoggins of Henderson; grandchildren, Jeremy Cavanaugh, Jerald Bosley, Adam Bosley, Aaxon Bosley, Natalie Bosley Ashley Brooks, Mercades Brooks and Elizabeth Bosley all of Houston; sister-in-law, Ruby Davis of Richland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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