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Betty Jane (Knotts) Owens-Talley
Sept 2, 1933 - Feb 11, 2010
 
Betty Talley
Betty Jane Talley, resident of Corsicana, passed away on Thursday February 11, 2010 in Corsicana at the age of 76. She was born in Roane, Texas on September 2, 1933 to Loyd E. Knotts and Flora Bush Knotts. Betty worked for many years as a sales representative at Woolworths, JC Penny, and Frances' Dress Shop downtown. For the past several years she helped her sister at the Powell Cotton Gin keeping books and weighing cotton.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years James A. Talley in 2005, sister Bobbie Martin, and her parents. Survivors include her sons; Jim Owens and wife Marsha of Blooming Grove, Rob Owens of Corsicana, and Mike Talley and wife Darla of Purdon. Grandchildren; Rusty Owens and wife Lee, Mandy Owens, Kristen Owen and husband Paul, and Morgan Talley. Great grandchildren; Brody Owens, Korri Owens, Kasey Owen, and Evan Owen. Sisters; Flora Rose and husband Wayne and Joyce Frederick of Roane.

Visitation will be Saturday afternoon from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Russell Reed of Roane Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Marian Hayes
Dec 17, 1921 - Feb 10, 2010

Marian Hayes of Garland, and formerly of Corsicana, passed away on February 10, 2010 in Garland at the age of 88. Mrs. Hayes was born on December 17, 1921. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years Aubrey Hayes in 1989.

Suriviors include her daughter Carol Cagle of Garland. Granddaughter Corrine McGaughy. Great granddaughters Whitney and Kelsey Krenek.

Funeral services will be held on Monday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.


Carolina (Hernandez) Flores
July 16, 1906 - Feb 2, 2010

Carolina Flores

Caroline "Little Mama" Flores

Caroline Flores was born July 16, 1906, in Sonora, Texas to the parents of Virginia and Claro Hernandez. After a long and healthy life, she passed away at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village Feb. 2, 2010, at the age of 103.

Caroline Flores wanted to fulfill her lifelong dream of owning her own Mexican restaurant. In 1941, she and her husband Julius Sr. opened Old Mexican Inn Restaurant and created a Corsicana hot spot that draws customers from all over. She was a gifted and talented cook who created an enchilada recipe that quickly put O.M.I. on the map. As years pass on, she will be known for having started the Mexican restaurant that has the infamous "Orange Dip". The traditions she started are still being carried on by the second and third generations of the Flores family. Everyone will always remember calling Mrs. Flores by her nickname, "Little Mama". She may have only stood 4Ft 11, but had a very strong and commanding presence. At her home, she loved gardening her beautiful flowers and picking from her pecan and fig trees. Being a lover of animals, she was a devoted member of the Navarro County Humane Society, a member of the Immaculate Conception Ladies Altar Society, and a former member of the Kinslow House. She will always be remembered for her charming personality, her loving spirit and her whitty comments.

She was preceded in death by her husband Julius Flores Sr., mother and father, Virginia and Claro Hernandez, brothers, Adolph Hernandez, Pete Hernandez, and sister, Josephine Pico.

She is survived by her son Julius Flores II and wife Mary of Corsicana; daughter Carolyn Castillo of Desoto; grandchildren Jeff Flores and wife Barbara of Corsicana; Danica Woolley and husband Jimmy of Corsicana; Carrie Flores Heng and husband Pheakdey of Ennis; Renee Reynolds and husband Sid of Midlothian; and Stacey Payne of Dallas; and five great-grandchildren, Kade Flores, Jada & Jaylee Woolley, Tyler and Kailyn Heng, Tanner Reynolds and Kasey Payne. And of course, her extended family of Old Mexican Inn employee?s past and present.

Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 from 5-7pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery.

Ernesto Moctezuma
Aug 8, 1992 - Feb 2, 2010


Ernesto Gustavo Moctezuma, 17, of Corsicana passed away February 2, 2010. He was born August 8, 1992 in Morelos, Mexico to Gustavo and Leticia Moctezuma.

He is survived by his parents, Gustavo and Leticia Moctezuma; brother, Jesus Moctezuma; sister, Lizabeth Moctezuma all of Corsicana.

Rosary will be 6:00pm Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Memorial service will be Saturday, February 6, 2010 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 1:00pm.


Clyde Allen Barham
Nov 21, 1934 - Feb 2, 2010

Clyde Barham
Clyde Allen Barham, 75, of Blooming Grove, passed away February 2, 2010. He was born November 21, 1934 in Navarro County to Raymond C. and Elizabeth Bryant Barham. He loved to fish for catfish and hunt deer and quail. He also like to talk and drink coffe at A1 store in Blooming Grove and used to play dominos at the Domino Hall in Blooming Grove years ago. He like horses, hors.e races and raised thourgh breds.

He is survived by wife of 49 years Ann Barham of Blooming Grove; numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by four brothers.

Visitation will be 5-7 Thursday February 4, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2pm Friday February 5, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton chapel with Bro. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bobby Warren, Robbie Warren, Jerod Barham, Jacob Barham, Roger Perkins, Jeff Perkins.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to American Lung Association.


Katherine Elizabeth (Lee) Johnson
Nov 22, 1925 - Jan 31, 2010

Katherine Elizabeth Johnson

Katherine Elizabeth Johnson, 84 of Corsicana, passed away January 31, 2010. She was born November 22, 1925 in Vernon to Walter V. Lee and Mary V. Lyday Lee.

She is survived by children Valer and Bobby Vent, Eric and Sandra Johnson of Angus, Michael D. Johnson of Jefferson MO.; brother Billy Lee of Waco; sister LaVaughn Gibson of Waco; 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by two children Jon Kevin Johnson, Mary Anna Beckner, and husband Harold A. Johnson.

Visitation will be 6-8pm Monday February 1, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11am Tuesday February 2, 2010 at Waco Memorial Park with Rev. Dan Rogers officiating.
 


Tenessa Kae (Boyd) Fitzgerald
Nov 24, 1954 - Jan 30, 2010

Tenessa Fitzgerald
Tenessa Kay Fitzgerald, 55 of Purdon, passed away January 30, 2010 in Corsicana. She was born November 24, 1954 in Dallas to Ogle Lee and Bobby Faye King Boyd.

She is survived by husband, Donald Fitzgerald and daughter, Makenzie Fitzgerald.

No public services are planned at this time.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Edward L Williams
  • Passed the same day as her brother, James Raymond Boyd

James Raymond Boyd COWBOY Feb. 10, 2010
Dec 6, 1963 - Feb 4, 2010

James passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, in Waco, Texas after a long battle with cancer. Funeral services were Feb. 4, 2010, at Restland Cemetery in Waco, Texas.

He is survived by daughter, Misty Harrison, two grandsons, Jace and Faben Harrison, all of Brookings, S.D.; both parents, Bud and Bobbie Boyd of Frost, Texas; three brothers, Lee Boyd of Douglas, Wyo., Terry Boyd of Casper, Wyo., and Bill Boyd of Gillette, Wyo.; three sisters, Linda Winchester of Milford, Texas, Sandy Fitzgerald of Gillette, Wyo., and Brenda Stout of Frost, Texas.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Kaye Fitzgerald, who passed away earlier that same day.

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  • Published: Monday, March 1, 2010 12:40 PM MST

Madeline Frances (Daly) Guillot
Feb 8, 1925 - Jan 30, 2010

Madeline Guillot

Our mother, Madeline Frances Daly Guillot, born February 8, 1925 in Shreveport Louisiana to Mark Raymond Daly and Mary Caroline Reitz, passed away January 30, 2010. She leaves behind four sisters Mary Jepsen of Houston, Margaret Daly of Michigan, Catherine Daly of California, Patricia Taylor of Wisconsin; two brothers George Daly of Jacksonville, Mark Daly of Dallas. Her six children are Ray Guillot and wife Donna of Shreveport LA., Richard Guillot of Corsicana, Mary Guillot Brown and husband Jim of Corsicana, Robert Guillot of Miami FL., Joan Guillot Binnings and husband Clem of Roanoke VA., Geri Guillot Cunningham of Cape Coral FL.. She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Fr. Claude Daly, S.J. and John Daly. Our father, Newton Peter Guillot, passed away in 1984.

After graduating from St. Vincent's Academy in Shreveport, she attended T.E. Schempert Memorial Sanitarium where she recieved her RN diploma. She then served as an Army Cadet nurse in WWII caring for wounded soldiers brought to McCloskey field by troop train, in Temple. She served our Lord as a nurse for 55 years until her retirement at age 75.

She will be missed by her grandchildren; Curt Guillot, Cheri Guillot Young and husband Nathan, Trey Brown and wife Sandy, Ben Brown, Arrian Binnings and wife Sejal, Scott and Julia Binnings, Alec and Alana Cunningham. Two great grandchildren greeted her in heaven. Great grandchildren are Josh Guillot, Cannon and Cooper Young, Natalie and Emily Brown, Olivia Anne-Marie Brown. She has numerous nieces and nephews who were dearly loved.

Rosary will be 6pm Wednesday February 3, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be 1pmThursday February 4, 2010 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

The family wishes to thank the 2nd floor nursing staff at Navarro Regional Hospital, Family First Hospice, Heritage Oaks West (East Wing), and Dr. Kent Rogers for their love, support and care extended to our mother.


Mary Nell (Little) Cronk-Breshears
Aug 18, 1926 - Jan 30, 2010

Mary Breshears
Mary Nell Cronk Breshears, 83 of Purdon, passed away January 30, 2010. She was born August 18, 1926 to Alfred Oscar and Helen Gretrude Zuch Little.

Visitation will be 6-8 pm Tuesday February 2, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday February 3, 2010 at St. Luke Methodist Church with Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Patrick T. Shirey Jr., Jason B. Cronk, Rodney R. Chaffin, Peter C. Mungiguerra, Cary B. Garrison, Glenn E. Martin.

She is survived by husband Cebert B. Breshears of Purdon; daughters Carol J. Turner of Corsicana, Linda D. Porter of Flower Mound, Susan E. Chaffin of Gordonville; sister Francis Adams of Lake Worth, brother David Little of Lake Worth; 8 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by first husband Rev. Albert Leslie Cronk Sr., son Albert Leslie Cronk Jr.

She worked at Walmart for 13 years. She was a member of St. Luke Methodist Church and a Past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star for the State of Texas.

She will be dearly remembered always as a loving wife, mom, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother.

Freddy Lynn Nutt
July 4, 1944 - Jan 29 2010

Freddy L. Nutt
Freddy Lynn Nutt was born on July 4, 1944 in Frost to Jewel and James S. Nutt and went to be with the Lord on January 29, 2010 in Farmers Branch at the age of 65. He is survived by his loving daughter, Brandy Michelle Nutt and a son James T. Nutt both of Dallas. Two sister Edna Kelly and Glenda Vandygriff both of Farmers Branch, and a brother-in-law Thomas N. Davis of Rice. Fred is also survived by Brandy and James' mother Carolyn Sawyer of Palastine.

Other survivors include five nephews, David Kelly and wife Linda, Larry Kelly and wife Jo, Danny Davis and wife Brenda, Glen Davis and wife Barbara, and Phillip Davis, and one nieces Kimberly Henderson. He also had a host of many great nieces and nephews. Freddy was also blessed with many close friends to the family and our extended church family.

Freddy graduated from Corsicana High School in 1962 and continued his education in business and accounting at Rutherford Business College in Dallas. After that point he served in the United States Armed Forces. During this time in the Army he met many soldiers he kept in touch with as friends for life. He spoke often of the places he got to visit, one of his favorite being Germany. After coming home from the Army, Freddy lived in Corsicana and worked for Stewart Moter Company for ten years. He was also elected Navarro County Tax Assessor Collector. He moved to Dallas several years later and lived with his daughter. Freddy loved horses and dogs espcially one horse, Sugarboy, and dog Reggie. He was a member of the 11Th Avenue Baptist Church and played the piano for the church.

He was preceded in death by his beloved mother and father Jewel and James S. Nutt, and a sister Sonda Davis.

Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Rufus Nutt officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brandon Brown, Phillip Davis, Steven Davis, David Kelly, and Larry Kelly. Honorary pallbearers will be Austin Kane Brown and Otis Dunagan.

Edwin Ellis Montgomery
Jan 25, 1925 - Jan 26, 2010

Edwin Ellis Montgomery

Edwin Ellis Montgomery passed away at his home in Dawson on January 26, 2010. Ellis was born in Streetman to Henry Cato and Clara Lenora Montgomery on January 25, 1925. He graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1943. After graduation he joined the Army and served in World War II in Phillipines and Japan with the Army Corps of Engineers. Following the war, he returned to Navarro County and married Alvah Lee Cook (Cookie) on October 25, 1947.

Ellis and Cookie moved to the Dawson area and began to farm and ranch and raise their family. Ellis was involved in the community by serving on the Dawson School Board. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a charter member of the Dawson Saddle Club and the Dawson Eastern Star. He also served as a Navarro County Commissioner from 1968 to 1976. His life revolved around his love for his family, his horses, dogs and cattle. In his later years he helped his grandchildren develop a love of their ranching heritage by helping them with their animal projects for the Navarro County Youth Expo and by taking them to horse shows and rodeos. He valued education and encouraged all of his children and grandchildren to get a college degree.

Ellis was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers John K. Montgomery, Herschal Montgomery, Herman C. Montgomery and a sister Lillian Glazener.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years Cookie Montgomery; three daughters Lenora Smith and husband Glen of Corsicana and Monnie Haugh and husband Frank, and Kay Yates of Dawson; five grandchildren Traci Pryor and husband T.J. of Mildred, Carrie Herrmann and husband Joe of Robstown, Bradley Fife of Dawson, Laura Starr and husband Brandon of Dallas and Katie Yates of Dawson.

Pallbearers will be Pete Chasteen, Dan Griffin, Doug Lenox, Elmer Tanner, Billy Hargrove, G.C. Younger, Corey Sanchez, and Steve Ferguson.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 on Thursday, January 27, 2010 at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be at 2:00 PM at the Griffin Roughton Funeral Home Chapel and interment will be at Dresden Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Ellis and Cookie Montgomery Scholarship Fund at First Bank and Trust in Dawson.

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Lorene (Kennedy) Moore
May 30, 1917 - Jan 2010

Lorene Moore

Lorene Kennedy Moore was born in Frisco May 30, 1917. She was the oldest of three children born to George Clint Kennedy and Ethel Bishop Kennedy. She married Tom Moore of Roane and lived all of her married life in Roane and Corsicana. She has two sons to whom she devoted her unfailing love and energy, Bob and Terry Moore. Lorene was a longtime and faithful member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana where she served many years as Sunday School teacher and in ministry to nursing home patients. She worked for many years as a social worker for the Texas Department of Human Resources.

Lorene Moore was a joyful, loving woman who set an example of Christian ethics and godliness for all who knew her. She is survived by two sons, Bob and his wife Kaye, Terry and his wife Susan of Dallas. She had four grandchildren, Mark, Sloan, David and Meredith Moore. David and his wife Christina gave her the gifts of two great grandchildren, Elizabeth and Ethan Moore. She will be missed greatly by all who were blessed to know her.

Visitation will be 5-7pm Thursday January 28, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 11am Friday January 29, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. B. F. Risinger officating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Moore, Sloan Moore, David Moore. Honorary pallbearer Dr. Dave Campbell


Clyde "Bud" Jock
1935 - Jan 2010

Clyde (Bud) Jock

Clyde Jock of Eureka passed away at the age of 74. Clyde was born in Kerens in 1935 to Ervie and Minnie Jenkins Jock.

He is preceded in death by parents, step father Albert Whiteside, 5 brothers, 6 sisters and many nieces and nephews.

Clyde workedfor the Cotton Mill then for a short time the City of Dallas. After moving back to Corsicana he worked for the Navarro County Precint I for 34 years where he worked for five different Commissioners.

He loved to spend time out in the pasture with his cows knowing each one by their names until health begin to fail him. He loved his family and friends more than anything.

He is survived by wife of almost 52 years this February 14th, Christine Robinson Jock of Eureka, 3 sons and daughters in law David and Gina Jock of Navarro, Randy and Michelle Jock of Eureka, Rodney and Sharon Jock of Eureka; 2 daughters and son in law Robin and Steve Ferguson of Mexia and Janice McDonald of Corsicana; 17 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 4 brothers Willie Jock and wife Nina of Malakoff, Bobby Jock and wife Vicky of Eustance, Arnold Combs of Emory Harvey and Kay Robinson of Eureka; sister and brother in law Irene and Billy Hunsaker of Emory; 2 sisters in law Lola Dee Jock of Cross Roads and Margaret Jock of Mesquite; brothers in law B.J. Perry Jr. of Eurka, O. C. Young of Eureka, Franklin and Betty Boyte of Eureka.

Visitation will be 6-8pm Saturday January 23, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 3pm Sunday January 24, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Rev. Bobby Jock and Rev. Willie Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow at Eureka Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Gracie Mae (Shipley) Hancock
Apr 16 1940 - Jan 20, 2010

Gracie M. Hancock

Gracie Mae Hancock, 69, of Frost passed away January 20, 2010. She was born April 16, 1940 in Dallas to George and Aurora Shipley.

She is survived by her children, Raymond Hancock of McKinney, Walter Hancock of Corsicana and Cindy Tarkington of Dallas; sister, Yvonne Buchanan of Lubbock; three grandchildren, Shane Hancock of Beaumont, Shanna Hansen of Jacksonville and Eric Hancock of Corsicana; six great grandchildren, Austin, Haley, Leigha, Elizabeth,Logan and Tayler.

Pallbearers are Raymond Hancock, Eric Hancock, Walter Hancock, Larry Teer, Ray Childress and Douglas Buchanan.

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Gracie Mae Hancock, 69, of Frost passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010. She was born on April 16, 1940, in Dallas to George and Aurora Shipley.

She is survived by her children, Raymond Hancock of McKinney, Walter Hancock of Corsicana and Cindy Tarkington of Dallas; sister, Yvonne Buchanan of Lubbock; grandchildren, Shane Hancock of Beaumont, Shanna Hansen of Jacksonville and Eric Hancock of Corsicana; and great-grandchildren Austin, Haley, Leigha, Elizabeth, Logan and Tayler.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24,, at Frost Cemetery with Jack Fowler officiating.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Hancock, Eric Hancock, Walter Hancock, Larry Teer, Ray Childress and Douglas Buchanan.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jaxon Blaine Hendrix
Jan 18, 2010 - Jan 18, 2010

Jaxon Hendrix

Jaxon Blaine Hendrix was born and passed peacefully in his sleep on January 18, 2010 at 10:44pm at Huguley Memorial in Burleson Texas. He is the son of Jason and Carrie Hendrix of Waxahachie.

He is survived by his parents, Jason and Carrie Hendrix and big sister, Katelynn of Waxahachie; grandparents, Mark and Debbie Dixon of Burleson, Mary Hendrix of Corsicana, Kevin Hendrix of Dallas; great grandparents, Don and Doreena Massey of Corsicana, Dorothy Mulvaney of Wisconsin and John Hendrix of Iowa as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is preceded in death by great grandparents, Beatrice Barlow, Thelbert and Marjorie Dixon.

Graveside services will be held 2:00pm Friday, January 22, 2010 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with B.F. Risinger officiating.


Mary Lee (Cranford) Spurrier
Nov 19, 1933 - Jan 16, 2010

Mary Lee SpurrierMary Lee Spurrier, 76 of Corsicana, passed away January 16, 2010 in Dallas. She was born November 19, 1933 in Corsicana to Ruby Lee and Violet Whitaker Cranford.

She liked to attend First United Methodist Church when health permitted and enjoyed her family and dinners. She liked politics and was a good cook. She also had a love for her cats.

She is survived by son Donald G. Spurrier of Corsicana, daughter and son in law Kathy and Weldon Brooks Jr. of Grand Prairie; sisters Sybil Slocum, Glenda King, Betty Lou Case; brothers Howard (Bo) Cranford, Tommy Cranford, James Cranford; grandchildren Casey Adkins, Sandy Spurrier, Sheri and Steve Stewart, Trey Brooks, Wendeline and Paul Ellis, Wade Brooks; 17 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by husband Donald Dale Spurrier; son Jimmy Spurrier; brother David Cranford, Billy Cranford, Sonny Cranford; sister Ruby Cummings.

Visitation will be 6-8pm Wednesday January 20, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 1pm Thursday January 21, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Marvin Mott officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Oak Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Alex Spurrier, Tommy Cranford, Steve Stewart, Stevie Stewart, Casey Adkins.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimers Association 7610 N. Stemmons Suite 600, Dallas, TX 75207.


Joseph W. Evans
Jun 12, 1915 - Mar 5, 2010

Mr. Joseph W. “Jodie” Evans, 94, of Coolidge, passed away Friday, March 5, 2010 at a Waco hospital.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 8, 2010, at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at First United Methodist Church of Coolidge. Interment to follow in Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Foreman, David Frazier, Troy Foreman, Patrick Frazier and Randy Bancroft.

Mr. Evans was born June 12, 1915, in Munger to Jacob Edward and Adelaide (Wilson) Evans. He was raised in Dawson where he attended school and he lived all of his life around Dawson, Munger and Coolidge. Mr. Evans was a longtime rancher and farmer and a member of First United Methodist Church of Coolidge. He was a veteran having served his country as a Sergeant in the Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Mellie Ione (Jordan) Evans in 1984.

Survivors include two daughters, Regina Foreman and husband Jim of Mexia, and Renee Frazier and husband David of Coolidge; brother, James Edward Evans of Mesquite; sister, Mildred Chandler of Dallas; four grandchildren, Troy Foreman and wife Melissa of Ennis, Karen Bancroft and husband Randy of Kerens, Patrick Frazier of Coolidge, and Crystal Frazier of Nantucket, Mass.; four great-grandchildren, Carrie and Cody Foreman of Malakoff, and Peyton and McKenzie Bancroft of Kerens; great-great granddaughter Zoie of Malakoff; special niece, Judy Milby and husband Bob of Rockwall; special nephew, Bryce Evans and wife Becky of Mesquite; and caregivers, Jimmie Johnson, Joyce Eggins, Carolyn Cole, Linda Garner, Vera Quiggley, Debbie McCall and Judy Wigley.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 306, Coolidge, TX 76635.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.


Ona Mae (Darden) Taylor
Dec 3, 1918 - Mar 6, 2010

Ona Mae Taylor, 91, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2010, at the Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 8, 2010, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside service will be Tuesday, March 9th at 2:00 p.m., at Younger Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Taylor and Kelton Kupper.

Survivors include two sons, Steve Taylor and wife Madeline of Dawson, and Carol Taylor and wife Marsha of Corsicana; brother, Melba Gunn of Coppell; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana


Regenia Stegall Fullerton
May 30, 1930 - Mar 1, 2010

Mrs. Regenia Stegall Fullerton, 79, of Corsicana, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2010 in Corsicana. She was born on May 27, 1930 in Phalba, Texas. Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.

Josie Mae “Jo” (McNeil) Wilson
Oct 13, 1939 - Mar 6, 2010

Mrs. Josie “Jo” McNeil Wilson, age 70, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2010, at a nursing home in Burleson, Texas. She was born October 13, 1939 in Kerens, Texas to Charlie and Myrtle Warren McNeil.

Mrs. Wilson went to Corsicana High School and attended college at Navarro Junior College in Corsicana where she lived for many years. She and husband, Buddy, moved to Arlington, Texas in 1986 where they lived until his death in 1992. She then moved to Fort Worth where she lived for a few years until she was incapacitated by a stroke in 2002 and went to live at Trinity Mission Nursing Home in Burleson, Texas.

She was preceded in death by husband of over 30 years, Kenneth Frank “Buddy” Wilson, a half sister and brother in law, Opal Lee and Wilmer “WD” Hodge.

She is survived by a daughter, Joetta Myers Overstreet of Fort Worth; a step daughter and husband, Judy and Richard Kuenstler of Austin; a step son, David Wilson of Carrollton, a grandson and granddaughter in law, Lance Corporal Byron Myers and Amanda Myers, grandson Joel Cowen, grandson Dustin Wilson, and a nephew and his wife, Larry D. and Pam Hodge of Ccorsicana, and many friends and extended family.

Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 2:00 PM Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Pastor Terry Williams officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana.

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Paul G. Burch II
Dec 25, 1926 - July 13, 2009

Graveside services for Paul G. Burch II, 82, Overton, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, at the Overton City Cemetery with the Rev. James Dill officiating, under the direction of Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home, Overton.

Mr. Burch died Monday, July 13, in a Henderson hospital. He was born Dec. 25, 1926, in Tennessee to the late Paul Gardner Burch I and Maylene Burch. He was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps.

Mr. Burch received his Bachelor of Science degree from Sam Houston University and his master's degree from Southwest Texas State University. He moved to East Texas in 1970 from Corsicana.

He was a retired educator who had served as a baseball coach, football coach, golf coach and basketball coach. He was assistant football coach and head baseball coach at Navarro Junior College from 1957 to 1970. In 1958, Navarro Junior College won the conference championship. He also served as the head football coach for Winona from 1970 to 1972. He was principal at Overton Elementary school from 1972 to 1987.

His favorite pastime was playing golf. An exceptional golfer, he was recognized in Sports Illustrated as one of the country's leading amateur golfers for shooting 62 at the Longview County Club Championship.

He was a Methodist and was saved by grace in May 2009. He was a member of the Gladewater Country Club.

He married Polly Garner April 4, 1951.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Burch.

Survivors include his wife, Polly Burch, Overton; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul 'Bucky' Burch and Shelly Burch, Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Scott Guthrie, Tyler; daughter, Gay Tyra and Jonathan Fogle, Tyler; grandchildren, Zachary and Jessica English, Cameron English, Sage Tyra and Abigail Burch; and four great-grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be Zachary English, Cameron English, Scott Guthrie, Jonathan Fogle and Bucky Burch.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the ICU nurses at East Texas Medical Center, Henderson, and Dr. Walgama.

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  • Published in the Tyler Morning Telegraph on 7/14/2009

Velton Ray Anderson
abt 1931 - Mar 13, 2010

Corsicana — Velton Ray Anderson, age 79, passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at his residence. Memorial graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home - Corsicana.

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Elsie (Buckner) Spivey
Oct 11, 1921 - Mar 12, 2010

Corsicana — Elsie Spivey, resident of Sheppard, Texas and formerly of Corsicana, passed away March 12, 2010 at the age of 88. She was born on October 11, 1921 in the Raleigh Community in Navarro County. Funeral Services will be held at graveside on Monday, March 15, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Younger Cemetery in the Silver City Community.

Arrangements by Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home - Corsicana.

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James “Sandy” Brown
abt 1930 - Mar 7, 2010

James “Sandy” Brown, 80, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Dallas Methodist Hospital. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 13, at New Bethel Baptist Church, 700 Elm Flat Road, Kerens, with Pastor Earnest Betts officiating. Interment followed at Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary

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Ruth Waynette (Darby) Shelton
abt 1934 - Mar 11, 2010

Ruth Waynette Shelton, 76, formerly of Little Rock, Ark., passed away Thursday, March 11, 2010, in Waxahachie with her loving family by her side.

She is survived by her children, Anita Whitten and husband Dennis of Navarro Mills, Cindy Wesley of Hot Springs, Ark., and David Shelton of Little Rock, Ark.; sister, Linda Ford of Houston, Miss.; brother, Curt Darby of St. Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren, Jennifer Turner, Kyle Gaskill, Nicolas Gaskill and Thomas Kindrick; and four great-grandchildren, William, Johnathen, Samuel and Michael.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis T. Shelton; son, Steven Shelton; brother, Bobby Darby; and grandson, Michael Shelton.

She was a avid Walmart shopper and a die-hard Arkansan. She loved her dogs, Daisy and Dolly, loved arts and crafts and to crochet. But most of all she loved her children and grandchildren.

Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date in Little Rock, Ark.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Victor H. Walther Sr.
July 28, 1933 - March 14, 2010

Victor H. Walther Sr., 76, of Dawson, passed away Sunday, March 14, 2010, at his home.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, at First Baptist Church of Dawson with the Rev. Les Mantonya officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Smith, John Evans, Thomas Smith, Jason Lamb, Josh Lamb and Cody Lamb.

Victor was born July 28, 1933, in Taylor to Arthur and Ida (Berg) Walther. When he was 5 years old, his family moved to Bertram where he was raised and attended public schools. Victor joined the Air Force in 1952 and served until 1956. He married Barbara Jean Matthews in 1956 in Waco and they lived in the Waco area for many years before moving to the Dawson and Navarro Mills area. They later moved to Lake Palestine in 1981 where they lived until 2005 when they moved back to Dawson. Victor was a mechanic and worked for Gerik Chevrolet in Hubbard and later Bacon Chevrolet in Frankston until retiring in 1988. He also enjoyed farming, cattle and working on his own autos and often spent long hours working on farmers’ equipment in their fields after getting off work from his regular job. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Dawson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Kenneth Walther in December 1985; and a grandson, Levi Evans in November 2004.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Barbara Walther of Dawson; son, Victor James Morgan and wife Donna of West; daughter, Mary Kay Weinberger and husband James of West; daughter, Vickie Smith and husband Barry of West; son, Victor Herman Walther Jr. and wife Kay of Dawson; daughter, Treasa Ward and husband James of Mildred; his wife’s four brothers and sisters that they helped raise as their own children, Larry Woodard and wife Judy of Waco, Leslie Woodard and wife Linda of Waco, Glenda Hitchner and husband Bill of Waco and Lynda Love and husband George of Waco; 12 grandchildren, Amy Morgan, Kyle Morgan, Michael Weinberger, John Weinberger, Jeremy Smith, Maura Evans, Thomas Smith, Jennifer Walther, Kristy Walther, Jason Lamb, Joshua Lamb and Cody Lamb; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Martin Walther and wife Maria of Delaware; and a niece, Dr. Judy Walther of New Jersey.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 407 N. Main St., Dawson, TX 76639.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Julia Catherine (Grigsby) Horvath
Feb 6, 1928 - Mar 16, 2010

Julia Catherine Horvath, 82, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at her residence. She was born Feb. 6, 1928, to Lexie Belle and Rielly Willis Grigsby in Hillsboro.

Catherine moved to the Corsicana area in 1944 with her family. In 1948, she married Emery Eugene Horvath. She was employed for many years at Miller Brothers Inc. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; stepfather, J.K. Harris; sister, Helen Hill and husband Douglas; brother, Travis “Buddy” Harris; sister, Inez Williamson; and brother-in-law, Roland Williams.

She is survived by her daughters, Julia Ann Kirk and husband Floyd of Corsicana, Helen Elaine Mesker and husband Keith of Katy and Deborah Lynn Derryberry and husband David of Corsicana; grandchildren, Jason Kirk, Justin Kirk and wife Courtney, Jessica Kirk, Erin Mesker, Jared Mesker and Michael Derryberry; great-granddaughters, Hailey Kirk, Carleigh Kirk and Lauren Smith; sisters, Muriel Fay Knox and husband David of Waxahachie and Linda Denise Williams of Cleburne; brother, Earl Ray Harris and wife Betty of Cleburne; brothers-in-law, Cecil Williamson of Corsicana, Johnny Horvath and wife Charlene of Corsicana, Ernest Horvath and wife Mary of Grapevine and Sam Horvath and wife Peggy of Kemp; and sisters-in-law, Irene Ross of Corsicana and Sarah Morris and husband Joe of Powell.

A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at Corley Funeral Home. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 19, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Jason Kirk, Justin Kirk, Michael Derryberry, Floyd Kirk Jr., Keith Mesker, David Derryberry and Jared Mesker.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jacqueline Morris
d. Mar 16, 2010

Jacqueline Morris, 87, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2010. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 18, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 18, at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Addie Alford Johnson
abt 1920 - Mar 16, 2010

Mrs. Addie Alford Johnson, 90, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. Visitation is 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2010, at Scott Funeral Home. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Shirley Ann (Abbot) McRae
April 21, 1942 - Mar 4, 2010

Funeral services for Shirley Ann McRae, age 67, of Centerville, were held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 4, 2010 at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas. Interment followed in the Frost Cemetery in Frost, Texas. Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas was in charge of all arrangements.

Mrs. McRae was born on April 21, 1942 in Drane, Texas to Clarence Warren & Ruby Alice (Minze) Abbot. She had lived in Leon County since 2003, coming from Limestone County and before that, Frost, Texas. Shirley loved to cook and especially enjoyed her time spent bass fishing. Her favorite thing was watching her grandchildren grow. In earlier years, Shirley was a seamstress and loved to sew. When she was able, she spent a lot of time outside gardening and canning with her daughter, Tammy. Shirley’s favorite pastime was listening to country and honky-tonk music. She passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2010. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin McRae; sister, Nell White; son, Jonathan McRae and grandson, Christopher McRae.

Survivors include daughters, Tammy Millican of Centerville, Texas and Tesa Wilson of Brownsboro, Texas; brother, George Abbot of Deport, Texas; sister, Hazel Lamance of Texas City, Texas; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Paul Monthei, Brodie Monthei, Jerry Moon, Morgan McRae, Trevor Millican and Chase Wilkins.

Honorary Pallbearers were Deidre McRae, Derrick Wilson and Shawna McRae.

Funeral Services
Thursday March 4, 2010, 10:00 a.m. at Walters Funeral Home
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Burial
Thursday March 4, 2010 at Frost Cemetery

Notes:

  • w/o Perry Calvin McRae; d/o Clarence Abbott & Ruby Alice Abbott

Kimberly Sue (Newman) Hill
April 9 - Mar 4, 2010

Graveside services for Kimberly Sue Hill, 48, of Log Cabin, were held noon Monday, March 8, 2010, at Frost Cemetery with Bro. Larry Boatright officiating.
Mrs. Hill died Thursday, March 4, 2010, in Athens. She was born April 9, 2010 (sic), in Detroit, Mich., to the late Sewell Newman and the late Gladys Maynard Newman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Charlotte Bush.
Survivors include husband, Joseph Hill; sons, Keith Allen Mize, Jerami Waddell; daughters, Courtney and husband Michael Dorff, Kara Lyn Hill, Tara Lyn Hill, Sara Jo Hill, Deanna Kay Hill; sisters, Pam Carr, Cheryl Shoman, Rhonda Posey, Janet Marksberry, Debbie Newman, Vicki Whitworth; brother, Greg and wife Stacey Newman; 14 grandchildren.

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  • The Malakoff News

Doris Faye (Reeves) Heding
July 20, 1928 - Jan 19, 2010

Doris Faye Reeves Heding, of Union Center, Wisconsin, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, in Longview, Texas. She was born on July 20th to John and Tabitha (Derden) Reeves in the Town of Frost, Navarro County, Texas. She grew to adulthood in the Frost, Texas area, and graduated from Blooming Grove High School. She was united in marriage to Harry G. Heding and they were married for 36 years. During those years, she worked as Village Clerk in Union Center and raised their four children. She was active in Eastern Star and was a past Worthy Grand Matron for the State of Wisconsin. Doris was very much a part of her children and grandchildren’s lives. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Wonewoc.

Survivors include her four children:
Rebecca Heding (Bobby) Pace of Longview, Texas
H. Mark (Leslie) Heding of Wonewoc
Jennifer Heding (Greg) Weber of Wonewoc
Brenda Heding (Chuck) Francis of Wonewoc
Twelve Grandchildren
Fourteen Great Grandchildren
Brother-in-law: Robert (Donna Belle) Heding of Oshkosh
Three Sister-in-laws:
Nova (Skip) Reeves of Longview, Texas
Geraldine Heding of Union Center
Pearl Heding of Belleville

She was preceded in death by her parents, Brother: Hershel Reeves and Granddaughter: Amanda Penshorn

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, January 25, 2010 at 11 A.M. in the United Methodist Church in Wonewoc, with Rick Tyler officiating. Burial will follow in the Millards Prairie Cemetery, rural Elroy. Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral Home on Sunday, January 24, 2010 from 4 to 7 P.M. with an Eastern Star Service at 7 P.M.

In lieu of memorials, donations can by made to the family for charities to be named later.

The Thompson Funeral Home, 402 Center Street, Wonewoc is assisting the family.

Notes:

  • More info on this.  Doris Faye graduated from Blooming Grove in 1945.  She is in the year books 7th grade in 1941, Freshman in 1942

Josefina (Villarreal) Bernal
July 20, 1918 - February 17, 2010

Josefina Villarreal Bernal, age 91, of Waxahachie, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at her daughter’s home. She was born July 20, 1918 in Frost, Texas to Jesus and Beatriz (Villasenor) Villarreal. She married Monico Bernal on May 13, 1939 in Corsicana, Texas.

Survivors include two sons, Pedro “Pete” Bernal and his wife Lucelva of San Antonio and Enrique “Henry” Bernal and his wife Estella V. of Waxahachie; four daughters, Beatrice Vasquez, Martha Solis and her husband George, Elvira Moya and her husband Danny all of Waxahachie and Mary Santos and her husband Freddy of Ennis; 22 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren; 1 brother and 4 sisters. Josefina was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 56 years, Monico; son, Ygnasio Bernal; 5 brothers and 1 sister.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Friday, February 19, 2010 in the chapel of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 2:30 PM Saturday, February 20, 2010 at the chapel of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Lakeview Cemetery.

Juan Barcenas Sr.
June 4, 1945 - Jan 11, 2010

Juan Barcenas Sr., 64, of Kerens passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born June 4, 1945, in Acambaro, Mexico. Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Paschal Funeral Home with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Ely Manondo officiating. Interment will be held at Kerens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eddie Barcenas, Rene Barcenas, Juan Barcenas Jr., Jessie Serna, Stephen Hutyra and Angel Martinez. He was preceded in death by his son, Noe Barcenas.Survivors include his wife, Ana Barcenas of Kerens; sons, Eddie Barcenas, Rene Barcenas and Juan Barcenas, all of Kerens; daughters, Maribel Hutyra of West and Belen Barcenas of Kerens; brother, Jose Barcenas of Mexico City; sister, Belen Cureno of Mexico City; and three grandchildren, Timothy Hoffma, Anthony Barcenas and Luke Barcenas. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.


Fred D. Summerall
Dec 22, 1950 - Mar 22, 2010

ATHENS - Services for Fred D. Summerall, 59, Athens, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Kerens.

Mr. Summerall died March 11, 2010, in Dallas. He was born Dec. 22, 1950, in Corsicana to the late J. F. and Anna Florine Richards Summerall. He was preceded in death by his brother, Lendon Long Jr.

Survivors include his son, Brian Heath Summerall; daughters, Rachelle Turner, Natalie Dawn Horn; seven grandchildren; and sister, Sheila Summerall Hall. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Notes:

  • Published in the Tyler Morning Telegraph on 3/16/2010

John Ratliff Sr
abt 1931 - Mar 11, 2010

Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — William John Ratliff Sr., 79, of Garland passed away Thursday, March 11, 2010, in Mesquite. No services are planned at this time. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Hershel R. Timmons
Sept 30, 1936 - Mar 19, 2010

Hershel R. Timmons

Mr. Hershel R. Timmons, 73, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, March 19, 2010, at Heritage Oaks West Retirement Village.

He was born Sept. 30, 1936, in Meadow, Texas to Malcolm A. and Sulla Timmons. Hershel moved to Buda, near Austin, with wife Carolyn and family in 1966 to work for Ford Motor Credit. He went to work for Production Credit Association in Georgetown, and then took the president’s job for PCA in Corsicana in 1977. He went back to Georgetown to run the PCA office in 1981 until opening his insurance agency in 1983. He ran his agency in Lakeway and Austin for over 20 years. Upon retiring, he sold his agency to his son Derek, and his wife Alva, who still run Timmons Insurance Agency today in Lakeway.

Hershel married Joan Abel in 1983 and they were married until her death on July 19, 2008. His love of horses and the thrill of racing them was his passion in life and he continued to do so until his death. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the Louisiana Quarter Horse Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Joan A. Timmons.

Survivors include two sons, Bryan Timmons and wife Karen, and Derek Timmons and wife, Alva; Joan’s daughters, Julie Little and husband Laird, Jill van der Werff and husband Gerard, and Jan Nell and husband Mike; grandchildren, Ryan Harte, and Tanner, Jeremy, Kurt and Blake Timmons, and Ross and Kaily Timmons, Willem and Jonah van der Werff, Shelby and Ryan Little, Matthew and Nicole Nell, and Christina Hammond and husband Dillon; and special friend, Sue Kennedy.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2010, at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 22, 2010, at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.

Graveside services will be at noon Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at Meadow Cemetery in Meadow, Texas.

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David Arnold ‘Whiz’ Monroe
Jul 15, 1950 - Mar 7, 2010

David Arnold “Whiz” Monroe, age 59, was called home by his Lord and Savior at 5:11 a.m. Sunday, March 7, 2010.

His life, his journey and his best efforts to live with odds against him came all too soon. He is now rejoicing in his spiritual, eternal life.

He was born in Trenton, N.J., to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Fredrick Monroe on July 16, 1950. David moved with his family and lived most of his life in Texas. He attended Weatherford High School and graduated in 1968. He graduated from UNT with a B.A. degree before going to work for Hughes Tool Company. In 1979, David moved to Corsicana. He traveled several states as a sales rep for the hydraulic hammer.

David settled in Blooming Grove, where he lived for 16 years.

David was a deacon with Central Baptist Church. He was a charter member of New Beginnings Family Fellowship. He was a member of the praise and worship team and played his beloved guitar.

Survivors include one daughter, Shannon Nichols of Bedford; two granddaughters, Paige Gaskill and Abbey Nichols of Bedford; four sisters, Linda Thomas of Hartman, Ark., Terri Casterlein of Winchester, Pa., Jeannie Dobbs of Azle and Sue Monroe of Addison; two brothers, John Monroe of Cedar Hill and Ric Church of Seal Beach, Calif.; nieces, Denise Hawkins of Weatherford and Courtney Castelein of Winchester, Pa.; nephews, Rustin Kinman of Weatherford and Michael Castelein of Winchester, Pa.; great-niece, Brooke Thomas, and great-nephew, Michael Castelein Jr., of Winchester, Pa.; ex-wife, Jamie Borselino of Wautaga; and daughter, Tosha Monroe of Washington D.C.

David leaves behind many other people that were near and dear to his heart. His love for people, his love for music and his love for strumming Bob Dylan’s tunes will be truly missed.

David was passionate about his time with family and friends. There were always good stories, abundant laughter and sweet memories to be had.

David Monroe (known by many as Whiz), died surrounded by his family from complications of Huntington’s Disease. The family has asked if you wish to donate to the Huntington’s Foundation in memory of David, the address is www.hdsa.org/swdonation.html

The family will celebrate Whiz’s life March 28 in Weatherford with close friends.


Carrie Lou (Graves) Rogers
Jun 17, 1917 - Mar 19, 2010

Carrie Rogers of Corsicana, Texas was borne to eternal life March 19, 2010, at the age of 92. She is the daughter of Pearl B. Daniels and Joe Graves. Carrie and her husband Claude were owners of R&M Shoe Shop on Beaton Street.

She is the cherished wife of the late WWII veteran Claude C. Rogers, who preceded her in death in 1970. Beloved Mother of Charlie and Jeanette Rogers of Corsicana, Jimmie and Tommie Rogers of Mabank, and Dorothy Cantrell of Navarro.

Carrie, lovingly referred to as “Big Mama” by all who knew and loved her, will be missed by grandchildren Dr. Ricky and Debbie Rogers, Ronda Daniel, Robbi Rogers, Randy Rogers, Paula and Richard Ward, Tammy and Dwane Slate, Tommy (Bubba) and Tammy Cantrell, Terri and Ronald Sykes and Eddie and Debra Gregory. She is survived by her sister, Corrine Blackwell, 21 great grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Big Mama’s passion for family and children touched the lives of many people. This was evident every day as she began her morning teaching her grandchildren to read, write and tell time at an early age. Her dedication instilled a lifelong love of learning and a sense of pride in the children she cared for. As her grandchildren grew into adults, her enthusiasm soon spread throughout the community as she volunteered and instructed at local elementary schools and at Whiz Kids Day Care in Ennis, Texas. She was an avid reader.

Her strength, wisdom and love of family and children have always made us proud to say, “We belong to Big Mama.”

Visitation will be Sunday, March 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Big Mama’s funeral service will be a graveside service Monday, March 22, at 11 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery. Pastor David Alexander will officiate.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Wanda (Ivie) Walters
November 19, 1933 - March 9, 2010

Mrs. Wanda Walters, 76, of Kerens, passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in Athens, Texas. She was born November 19, 1933 in Caney, Oklahoma to Walton Ferrell Ivie and Lula Blanton Ivie.

She is survived by her son, Lewis W. Bennett of Kerens, Texas; daughter, Wanda Bennett of Ferris, Texas; and granddaughter, Kila Bennett of Kerens, Texas.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 12, 2010 at 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at Trinity Cemetery in Wilmer, Texas with the Rev. Dalvin Hampton officiating


Denver Deddie Reffitt
May 9, 1925 - Mar 8, 2010

Denver Deddie Reffitt, 84, of Corsicana went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 8, 2010. He was born in Ashland, Kentucky on May 9, 1925 to Deddie and Pearl Reffitt.

Denver was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James Reffitt, Paul Reffitt, Delbert Reffitt, Donald Reffitt, and Bill Reffitt; and sister, Pauline Stidham.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Lucille Reffitt; daughter, Connie Beal and husband David of Corsicana, Texas; sons, Ronnie Reffitt and wife Margaret of Angus, Texas; John Ray Reffitt and wife Darla of Forney, Texas; grandchildren, Tammy Kelsey and husband Jason of Kyle, Texas, Johnny Reffitt and wife Shelly of Dawson, Texas, Kasey Baird and husband Johnny of Corsicana, Texas, Michael Burleson and wife Taylor of Mesquite, Texas, Rebekah Reffitt of Garland, Texas, Rachel Martinez and husband Javier of Mesquite, Texas, John Reffitt,Jr. of Forney; six great-grandchildren; brother, Glen Reffitt of Ohio; and sisters, Helen Teitz of Marietta, Georgia and Sue Hall of Ashland, Kentucky.

Visitation with the family will be at 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Keele officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Johnny Reffitt, Michael Burleson, John Reffitt,Jr., Jason Kelsey, Johnny Baird, and Javier Martinez

Michael Cupps
July 12, 1954 - Mar 6, 2010

Mike Cupps, 55, of Corsicana, Texas passed away Saturday, March 6, 2010 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Mike was preceded in death by his loving mother, Jackie Cupps.

Mike was born July 12, 1954 in Ohio to Jackie and Paul Cupps and at a very young age moved to Texas. Mike attended schools in Ohio and Wichita Falls, Texas. He was employed by L3 Communications for thirteen years as a Heat Treat Operator and Lead. Mike enjoyed lawn mower racing and was always ready and willing to lend a helping hand to all his fellow racers. Mike was also known for Acme Mower Sports.

Mike married the love of his life, Vicki Vincent on September 18, 2009. They shared the love of lawn mower racing and their families.

Mike is survived by his wife, Vicki Cupps; father, Paul Cupps; step-daughters, Amy and Kimberly Chappa; grandchildren, Caidyn Millsap and Taylor Murphy; and numerous extended family and friends. Mike will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Caidyn would like to say “I Love You Baby Doll PaPa”.

The family would like to extend a personal thank you to Dr. McCullum and staff at Baylor Hospital of Dallas.

A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 3:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Dollar officiating.

Wesley Edith (Key) Scroggins
Nov 8, 1874 - Jan 7, 1964

MRS. SCROGGINS LAST RITES HELD
CORSICANA - Funeral services for former Powell resident Mrs. Edith Scroggins of Tyler were held at Griffin Chapel in Corsicana Wednesday. Rev. Gene Mills officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery at Corsicana.
Mrs. Scroggins died in Tyler Tuesday. She was 87. Surviving are two sons, Earl Scroggins of Gladewater and Joe Scroggins of Lynwood, Calif.; six daughters, Mrs. Fred Kesinger Sr. of Corsicana; Mrs. C. L. Garrett of Tyler, Mrs. W. C. Briggs of San Antonio, Mrs. L. A. Pulley of Fort Worth, Mrs. C. W. Covington of Dallas and Mrs. Billy Scoggins of Tyler; two brothers, William Key and Hubbard Key, of Corsicana; one sister and 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren 

Notes:

  • Corsicana Paper - Jan 7, 1964
  • Submitted by Charles Scroggins
  • View Obituary Clipping
  • Edith was born Nov. 8, 1874 and died Jan. 7, 1964. She was the daughter of William Austin Key and Hannah Ellen Gibson. She was married to James Franklin Scroggins and thay had ten children, Earl, Nell, Myrtle, James H., Annie Mae, Evelyn, Melvis, Urban Franklin, Marylan Louise and Peggy Ruth. 

Alice Maria (Key) Scroggins
Nov 10, 1890 - Jun 30, 1956

Former Dawson Resident Dies

DAWSON, July 2. - (Spl) - Mrs. Alice Maria Scroggins, 66, former resident of Brushie Prairie and Dawson, died in San Antonio Saturday night.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Brushie Prairie methodist church with burial in the Brushie Prairie Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Schibier, Waco Methodist minister.
She was a native of Hill county.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Willie Williams, Beaumont; two sons, W. T. Scroggins, San Antonio, and Rev. Archie Lee Scroggins, West Lake, La.; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, H. P. Key, Frost, and Rev. W. B. Key, Malone; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Scroggins, Tyler, and Mrs. Bertha Burnham, Stamford, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Eugene Jefferson Scroggins
Jan 21, 1892 - Feb 22, 1977

SCROGGINS RITES HELD FEB. 24

Funeral services for Eugene Scroggins, 85, were held Thursday, February 24, at 10:00 a.m., at Eubank Funeral Chapel. Rev. Bill Oliver officiated.
Burial was in Hamilton/Beeman Cemetery at Retreat, Tx. Mr. Scroggins had lived in the Canton, Tx. area the past nine years and prior to that he had lived in Dallas. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include his wife. Mrs. Blanche Reed Scroggins of Canton; five sons, W. T. Scroggins of Colmesneil, Tx., Archie L. Scroggins of Canton, Cecil Scroggins of Cedar Hill, Tx., Albert Scroggins and Delbert Scroggins, both of Dallas, two daughters, Mrs. Irene Moseley of Axtel, Tx., and Mrs. Wanda Wilbanks of Frost; a brother, Ervin W. Scroggins of Corsicana; a sister,  Mrs. Myrtle Hughes; 27 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Charles Scroggins, Sammy Caughron, Randy Spears, Raymond Williams, Larry Parham and Wayne Wood.     

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  • DALLAS TIMES HERALD
  • Submitted by Charles Scroggins
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  • Eugene Scroggins born Jan 21,1892, Died Feb. 22,1977 was the son of Thomas Jefferson Scroggins and Priscilla Norry Phillips. Both are buried at the New Chatfield Cemetery. .                                                         
    He was married to Alice Mariah Key, They Had four children. Hanna Irene, Willie Elizabeth, Wayvard Thomas and Archie Lee Scroggins. He married Blanche Reed and they had six children. Billie Jean, Wanda Joyce, Ervin Lee, Cecil Finus, Albert Rolan and Delbert Nolan

Thomas Jefferson Scroggins
Feb 10, 1863- Aug 26, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD HERE TUESDAY FOR T.J. SCROGGINS

Funeral services for Thomas Jefferson Scroggins, aged 80 years, who died Monday night at the family residence, 1105 South Eighteenth Street, were held Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock from the Calvary Baptist Church.
 Burial was in the (New) Chatfield Cemetery. The Rites were conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffin, pastor of the church.
 Surviving are his wife, three sons, E.W. Scroggins, Pasadena, Texas; Ira and Eugene Scroggins, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. V. J. Shown, Houston; Mrs. J. C. Hughes, Goldsmith, and Mrs. J. Combs, Kerens; three step-sons, Alex Cummings, Corsicana; C. L. Clay, Corsicana and C. W. Clay, Fort Worth; three step-daughters, Mrs. O. M. Davis, Ennis; Mrs. J. M. Derham and Mrs. Jim Reese, Itasca; Four brothers, Joseph Carroll Scroggins, Mt. Holly, Ark., James Franklin Scroggins, Powell; Sanford Scroggins, Irving and William H. Scroggins, Thornton; a sister, Mrs. O. O. Pait, Malone and other relatives.
 Pallbearers were Ed Black, Floyd Yarbrough, Clyde Horn, Paulie Thompson, Hays Cox and Ernest Jones.
 Corley Funeral Home Directed arrangements.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Paper - Jan 7, 1964
  • Submitted by Charles Scroggins
  • Obituary Clipping
  • Thomas Jefferson was born Feb. 10,1863 and died Aug. 26,1941. He was the son
    of Thomas Scroggins and Mary E. Lewis.  He married Priscilla Norry
    Phillips. Thay had eight children, Ira, Agnes, Eugene, Vennie, Eva L., Lee,
    Murle M., Ervin W..
    He was a Farmer most of his life and worked the Cotton Mill in Corsicana
    in his later years. He married Kittie Cummins after Priscilla Norry passed away
    in 1907. He married once more to Mary Ann Gurganus Clay after Kittie passed
    away. He raised seven children from these marriages, Lusie Cummins, Alex
    Cummins, C. L. Clay, C.W. Clay and three other daughters.

Mary Ann Scroggins

MRS. MARY SCROGGINS DIED HERE MONDAY; RITES ON WEDNESDAY
Mrs. Mary Ann Scroggins died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock from the Calvary Baptist Church with Revs. Durward Geddie and Clyde Griffin conducting the rites. Burial will be in Concord cemetery, near Cayuga.
 Surviving are two sons, C. T. Clay, Corsicana; C. W. Clay, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. O. M. Davis, Ennis; Mrs. J. M. Dickson, Mertens; three step-sons, Ira Scroggins, Houston; E. J. Scroggins, Mt. Calm; E.W. Scroggins, Pasadena;  three step-daughters, Mrs. V. J. Shaw, Houston; Mrs. John Combs, Pasadena; Mrs. J.C. Hughes, Borger; a sister, Mrs. T. J. Vincent, Houston; four brothers, John Gurganus, Bethel, Jim Gurganus, Fort Worth; Luke Gurgenus, Bethel; Floyde Gurganus, Mont Alba; 20 grandchildren, and other relatives.  Corley's Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Clyde Horn, Floyde Yarbrough, L. O. Taylor, Earnest Jones, E. L. Cox and O. E. Abbey. 

Notes:

  • Corsicana Paper
  • Submitted by Charles Scroggins
  • Third wife of Thomas Jefferson Scroggins. Mary was previously to Clay.
    Census shows her birth to be about 1880. Thomas and Mary were married
    bet. 1910 and 1920
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Bertha Shaw
d. Mar 25, 1928

Mrs. J. B. Shaw died Tuesday.[Mar 25 1928]  Mrs. Bertha Shaw, aged sixty-three years wife of J. B. Shaw, died at their home in Frost, Tuesday morning at 4 o'clock as the result of pneumonia which started as influenza a week ago. The funeral was held at 2pm Wed in the Baptist Church with N. L. Range, pastor and
L.L. Sams of Waco conducting the service. Burial was in the Brandon Cemetery by the side of her only deceased child, Whitfield Shaw, interred 31 years ago.  In addition to her husband, Mrs. Shaw is survived by ten children: Jim Shaw, Brandon; Miller Shaw, Mangum, OK; Boyd Shaw, El Paso; Richard Shaw, Teague; Mrs. Robert High, Abilene; Rufe Shaw, Billie Shaw, Mrs. Mary Bradley, Annie Maude Shaw, Julia Ellen Shaw, all of Frost.  All the children were at their mother's bedside when death came. Mrs. Shaw as a member of the Baptist Church.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times
  • Submitted by Charles Scroggins

Emma Lucille (Smith) Shull
Feb 10, 1889 - Sep 3, 1976

Name: Emma Lucille Shull

Residence: Mt. Calm, Texas (Hill County)

Native of: Corinth, Mississippi (Alcorn County)

Date of Birth: February 10, 1889

Date of Death: September 3, 1976

Age: 87 years, 6 months, 24 days

Marital Status: Widowed

Date and Time of Funeral: 2:30 P.M., Sunday, September 5, 1976

Place of Funeral: First Baptist Church, Dawson, Texas (Navarro County)

Place of Interment: Dawson Cemetery (Navarro County)

Officiating Minister: Rev. Joe Brumbelow, pastor of First Baptist Church,
Dawson, TX.

Survived By:

2 Daughters: Miss Lunette Lowrimore and Mrs. Billie Ruth Houseman

2 Step-Daughters: Mrs. Inez King and Mrs. Imogene Woodall

2 Sons: Olin Lowrimore and R. M. Shull

2 Sisters: Mrs. W. Y. (Bess) Cannon and Mrs. Guy (Ruth) Davis (both sisters were
faithful members of First Baptist Church, Dawson, TX).

1 Brother: Floyd Smith

13 Grandchildren

Funeral Arrangements By: Wikirson-Hatch Funeral Home, Incorporated, 753-3691

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” -John 11:25, The Bible

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. -Romans 8:38-39; The Bible

A book about Rev. Brumbelow was published in 2005: The Wit and Wisdom of Pastor Joe Brumbelow, hannibalbooks.com.

-submitted by his son, David R. Brumbelow, P.O. Box 300, Lake Jackson, TX 77566. nsbc77562@LWOL.com September 17, AD 2007. Sources: Clergy Record, given to officiating minister by the funeral home. Personal records of Joe E. Brumbelow.
Remembrance of Mrs. Joe (Bonnie) Brumbelow.

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  • Submitted by Charles Scroggins

Hannah Ellen Price (Gibson) Key
Oct 4, 1853 - Mar 22, 1943
 

WOMAN DIES LEAVING 145 DESCENDANTS

LAST RITES TO BE HELD TODAY FOR MRS HANNA KEY

Corsicana, Tex., March 23, (Special). - Funeral services were to be held at Brushy Prairie, Navarro County Tuesday for Mrs. Hanna E. Key, 90, who died Monday at Malone in Hill County.
She had 145 living descendants. Prior to moving to Malone two months ago, she resided at Purdon for a number of years.
Surviving are three sons, Herbert Key, Frost; W. B. Key, Malone, and Frank Key, Fairfield; four daughters, Mrs. Ella Moore, Monday; Mrs. Edith Scroggins, Powell; Mrs. Alice Scroggins, Beaumont, and Mrs. Bertha [ ]ernon, Stamford, and 138 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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RITES ON TUESDAY FOR AGED WOMAN AT BRUSHIE PRAIRIE

Funeral services for Mrs. Hannah E. Key, age 91 years, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Brushie Prairie Methodist church. Rev. George Vaughn conducted the rites and interment was in Brushie Prairie cemetery. Mrs. Key died Monday at the home of her son, Rev. W. B. Key at Malone.

The wife of a Confederate veteran, Mrs. Key was one of the early pioneers of this section. She had lived at Purdon for the past 15 years, moving to Malone about two months ago.

Surviving are three sons, Herbert Key, Frost; W. B. Key, Malone; Frank Key, Fairfield; four daughters, Mrs. Ella Moore, Munday; Mrs. Edith Scroggins, Beaumont; Mrs. Bertha Burnham, Stamford; 138 grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, March 23, 1943
  • Third wife of William Austin Key married Dec. 18, 1873 (buried in Shanks Memorial Cemetery, Kervin, Freestone Co., Texas d/o Elijah Y. Gibson and Catherine Price Gibson
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Reason Wade Reeves
May 25, 1855 - Feb 2, 1937

REEVES - Corsicana, Texas. Feb 5. R. Wade Reeves, 82, native of Mississippi, and resident of Alliance Hall community for more than a half century, died at his home Tuesday. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Green Cemetery near Raleigh. Surviving are three daughters Mrs. John Haddox, Dawson; Mrs. Annie Lewis, Purdon, and Mrs. J. W. Barnes, Frost, and three stepchildren, J. J. Green, Guthrie, Okla.; A Green, Stratford, Okla, and Mrs. A. B. Farmer, Purdon

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R. WADE REEVES BURIED WEDNESDAY IN GREEN CEMETERY
R. Wade Reeves, aged 82 years, native of Mississippi but resident of the Alliance Hall community for more than a half century, died at his home Tuesday morning after an illness of several years. Funeral rites were held Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Green Cemetery near Raleigh.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John Maddox, Dawson; Mrs. Annie Lewis, Purdon, and Mrs. J. W. Barnes, Frost; three step-children, J. J. Green, Guthrie, Okla.; Ab Green, Stratford, Oklahoma, and Mrs. A. B. Farmer, Purdon; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Carl Reed Hart
Dec 19, 1905 - Oct 1, 1931

SELIGMAN
By. Mrs. J. J. Mundine

Carl Hart and wife, Elizabeth, with a daughter four years old, driving west to California, on highway 66, car turned over pinning Mr. Hart beneath it, killing him instantly. His wife and daughters were thrown from the car and were seriously injured.  The daughter slightly hurt. They were accompanied by R. D. Underhill, and R. F. Dunn, who was slightly cut and bruised. Father of Mrs. Hart was notified and will come by plane from Dallas, Texas.

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Former Student In Odd Fellows Home Here Is Killed

DALLAS, Oct. 1—(AP)—Carl Hart, 25, former Dallas musician, was killed today in an automobile accident near Seligman, Ariz. It was learned Mrs. Hart was injured seriously.

Corsicana, Tex. --Carl Hart, fatally injured in an automobile accident near Prescott, Ariz., Thursday, was well known in Corsicana, having been reared in the I. O. O. F. home here, and having visited the city on several occasions as a member of Ligon Smith’s orchestra.

His wife was believed fatally injured in the accident, but their four-year-old daughter was reported uninjured. Hart’s body was taken in charge by a Prescott undertaking parlor and will be forwarded by rail to Corsicana for interment in Oakwood cemetery, according to information received by the Sutherland funeral home. It is expected to arrive Saturday.

In addition to his wife and daughter, Hart is survived by his mother, Mrs. Rose Hart, of Emhouse, and a sister Mary Alice Hart of Fort Worth, and several aunts and uncles in Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR CARL R. HART

Funeral services for Carl R. Hart, aged 25 years, former student in the I.O.O.F. Home here and later a well-known musician in Dallas, who was killed in an automobile accident near Seligman, Ariz., Thursday morning, were held from the residence of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Nutt, 1201 West Thirteenth avenue Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. L. B. Jenkins, Mesquite, assisted by Rev. J. F. Stanley, Baptist minister of Emhouse.

He is survived by his wife, who was seriously injured in the automobile accident, a 4-year-old daughter, mother, Mrs. Rose Hart, Emhouse; a sister, Mary Alice Hart, Fort Worth; and a number of relatives in Corsicana.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. LAURA E. HART FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Hart, 21, who died in a Prescott, Ariz., hospital Monday afternoon from injuries received a week ago in an automobile accident near Seligman, Ariz., in which her husband, Carl R. Hart was instantly killed, will be held from the Sutherland Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The body arrived in Corsicana early Thursday afternoon.

Surviving are a four-year-old daughter, Mary Sue Hart; parents, , Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mills, Austin; five younger brothers, all of Austin; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Ward, Austin; two aunts, Mrs. Addie Camp Saunders, Dallas, and Miss Bertha Ward, Austin; and other relatives.

Funeral services for Carl Hart were held Monday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

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LAST RITES HELD FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. CARL HART

Funeral services for Mrs. Carl Hart, 21, who died Monday from injuries received last week in an automobile accident in Arizona, were held from the Sutherland Funeral Home chapel Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Stanley of Emhouse and Rev. Jenkins of Mesquite, the ministers who conducted the funeral of her husband Monday.

Surviving are a 4-year-old daughter, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mills, Austin, five brothers and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. C. Moore, Bennett Parnell, John Ward, J. K. Morris, Eugene Nutt, Jack Russell, Ligon Smith and R. D. Smyers.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR AUTO VICTIM HERE ON MONDAY

Funeral services for Carl Hart, 25, formerly of the I. O. O. F. Homer and Dallas, well-known musician, who was fatally injured in an automobile accident near Seilgman, Ariz., Thursday will be held from the residence of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Nutt, 1201 West Thirteenth avenue, Monday afternoon. Interment will be made in
Oakwood cemetery. The body is expected to arrive here at an early hour Monday morning.

Mrs. Hart, wife of the deceased, was seriously injured in the accident. She is still in a serious condition, according to information received here. A four-year-old daughter was also in the car at the time of the accident but was not injured.

Surviving are his wife, daughter, Mother, Mrs. Rosa Hart, Emhouse; a sister, Mary Alice Hart, Fort Worth; and a number of other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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William Dickerson Moore
Aug 15, 1888 - Nov 1, 1964

William D. Moore

Funeral services for William D. Moore, 76, of Fairfield, Freestone County, father of Mrs. J.H. Coppers of Dallas and Mrs. J.A. Eidson of Garland, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Methodist Church in Fairfield. Burial in Purdon, Navarro County.

Mr. Moore, a retired line rider for Gulf Oil Corp. for 30 years, died Sunday in Fairfield.

h/o Beatrice Moore - s/o Joseph Moore and Martha (Seigler) Moore

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Fred North
Aug 25, 1902 - Apr 4, 1954

CORSICANA, Texas. - Rites for Fred North, 53, who died Sunday in Tyler, were held at the McCammon Chapel Monday with burial in the Younger Cemetery near Purdon.

Surviving are two daughters, Billie Jean North and Bettie Jo North, both of Dallas; four brothers and two sisters.

h/o Eva - s/o William Sherman North and Hester M. (Wood) North

 

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Fred North Dies Sunday Morning

Fred North, 53, died Sunday morning in Tyler.
Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Younger Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Lydie.
Surviving are two daughters Billie Jean and Bettie Jo North, both of Dallas; four brothers, Jack and Alonzo North, both of Tyler; John and Paul North, both of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Ben Luse, San Antonio, and Mrs. George Osteen, New Braunfels; and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Pat Eubanks, H. C. Staples, Robert Gaiger, S. G. Walter, C. O. Gilley and Joe Reynolds.

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Charles Estes Kennedy
Dec 11, 1889 - Feb 23, 1957

C.E. Kennedy

CORSICANA, Texas - Funeral services were held here for C.E. Kennedy, 67, longtime merchant, Sunday with burial in the Younger Cemetery at Purdon.

A native of Mississippi, Kennedy had resided here since 1920. He died Saturday in Memorial Hospital here.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. John F. Jackson, Pecos; three grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. P.M. Wilson, Denton.

h/o Jewel Myrtle (Sanders) Kennedy - s/o Lennal Houston Kennedy and Nancy Addieline Kennedy

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Merchant Dies Early Saturday

C. E. Kennedy, 67, long-time Corsicana Merchant, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Younger cemetery at Purdon.

The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, pastor of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

A native of Mississippi, Kennedy had resided in Corsicana since 1920. He was an Odd Fellow.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. John F. Jackson, Pecos; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. P. M. Wilson, Denton, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be David Daniel, J. R. Gunter, B. C. Nesmith, William Murphy, J. W. Scott, William Shaw, Maco Stewart and M. B. George.

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Martin Slovacek
Mar 2, 1858 - Feb 5, 1937

SLOVACEK - Corsicana, Texas. Feb 5. - Martin Slovacek, 85, former resident of Navarro County, died at Calvert Thursday. Funeral services will be held at the church of the Immaculate Conception at 2 p.m. Saturday. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. C. J. Hutyra, West; Mrs. Frank Jakubik, Hobson; Mrs. Louis Curik, Taylor, and Mrs. John Moore, Calvert; and a son, John Slovacek, Calvert

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FORMER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED IN CALVERT

Martin Slovacek, aged 85 years former resident of Navarro county, died at Calvert Thursday. The funeral will be held from the church of the Immaculate Conception Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Catholick cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local parish.

Mr. Slovacek resided in the Richland community for many years prior to moving to Calvert about ten years ago.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. C. J. Hutyra, West; Mrs. Frank Fakubik, Hobson; Mrs. Louis Curik, Taylor, and Mrs. John Moore, Calvert; and a son, John Slovacek, Calvert.

Funeral arrangements are being directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Nancy Catherine (Horn) Norred
Feb 22, 1856 - July 6, 1943

NORRED - Mrs. Catherine, age 87, residence 814 Turner, died Tuesday. Survived by sons, Joe J. Norred and R. A. Norred; six daughters, Mrs. Mollie Horn, Mrs. Rebecca Nicholson, Mrs. Ollie Davis, Mrs. Nora Ervins, MRs. Minnie B. Voss and Mrs. L. T. Custer; thirty-eight grandchildren, thirty-eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday 10 a.m. Poole Funeral Home. Rev. Caradine Hooton officiating. Internment Kerens, Texas.

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FORMER KERENS WOMAN DIED IN DALLAS TUESDAY

Mrs. Catherine Norred, age 87 years, wife of the late W. F. Norred of Kerens, died in Dallas Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held in Dallas Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock and interment will be in the Kerens cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, under the direction of the Corley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Norred had made her home in Dallas for the past 15 years.

Surviving are two sons, Ree Norred, Ft. Worth; Joe Norred, U. S. Navy; five daughters, Mrs. L. T. Custer, Dallas; Miss Minnie Voss, Dallas; Mrs. R. F. Nicholson, Corsicana; Mrs. Mollie Horn, Streetman; Mrs. Ollie Davis, Corsicana and other relatives.

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Louise Mae (McSpadden) Kelly
July 6, 1887 - Oct 25, 1955

Death Takes Ex-Worker Of Oil Firm

Mrs. Louie [sic] M. Kelly 68, 5414 East Side, a retired oil company employee, died Tuesday afternoon in a Dallas hospital after a short illness.

Born in Corsicana, Mrs. Kelly was a graduate of Corsicana High School and the University of Chicago. She taught school for several years before joining the Magnolia Petroleum Company in 1915. She retired from Magnolia in 1940 because of ill health.

Mrs. Kelly, widow of William R. Kelly, a tinsmith, was a member of the East Dallas Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a brother, Claude Younger McSpadden of Purdon, Navarro County, and a sister, Mrs. Nena McSpadden Elliott of Dallas.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Sparkman-Brand Funeral Chapel, 2115 Ross, with Dr. Matthew H. Arnold pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Corsicana, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery at Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be David G. Elliott, Joe Simpkins, Sidney Marks, Perry McCammon, Neal Johnson Sr., A.E. Gall and Harvey Parish.

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Former Resident Rites Thursday
Funeral services for Mrs. Louise McSpadden Kelly, long-time Corsicana resident, who died in St. Paul’s Hospital in Dallas Tuesday, were held Thursday. The first rites were held at the Sparkman-Brand chapel Thursday at 10 a.m. with graveside services at Oakwood Cemetery here at 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Mathew H. Arnold, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church here, conducted both services.

Mrs. Kelly made her home in Dallas for the past several years.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Nena Elliott, Dallas; a brother, Claude McSpadden, Parishville; a nephew, Dr. Edward Elliott, Dallas; two nieces, Mrs. Neely Landrum and Mrs. Harry Crawford, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were David Elliott, Harvey Parrish, W. P. McCammon, Sydney Marks, Joe Simkins, Neal Johnson, Sr., and A. R. Gallagher.

McCammon directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Oct 27, 1955
  • w/o William Robert Kelly married Nov. 21, 1908 died 1940 buried in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas d/o Francis Alonzo McSpadden and Medora Ann “Dora” (Younger) McSpadden
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William Walter Dill
Jan 20, 1880 - June 14, 1957

W.W. Dill

CORSICANA, Texas - W.W. Dill, 77, who retired as a Purdon grocer three years ago, died in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Purdon with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. He was a native of Cleburne but had lived in Navarro County 40 years.

Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Etta Cathcart and Mrs. Leroy Stubbs, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. A.H. French, Purdon; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Etta Houghtlin, Corsicana.

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Retired Grocer Services Sunday

Funeral services for W. W. Dill aged 77 years, 1598 West Fourth avenue, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday night, were held from the First Baptist church in Purdon Sunday at 4 p.m. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Chester Reames, pastor.

Dill had resided in Navarro county 40 years and operated a grocery store in Purdon prior to his retirement three years ago. He was a native of Cleburne.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Etta Cathcart and Mrs. Leroy Stubbs, both of Corsicana; and Mrs. A. H. French, Purdon; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Etta Houghtlin, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Leamon Phillips, Clyde Stubbs, Lloyd Stiibbs,  Arthur Boldin, Duke Norton, Hoyt Blackmon, Matt Tickle and Ben Shell.

Corley directed.

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Dora (Campbell) Hadley
June 30, 1870 - Feb 4, 1940

HADLEY, Corsicana, Texas. Feb 6 - Funeral services for Mrs. R.L. Hadley, 69, lifelong resident of Navarro County, who died in a local hospital Sunday, were held from the Methodist Church at Dresden Monday afternoon with burial in the  Dresden Cemetery. She is survived by her husband; four sons, R. R. Hadley, Oklahoma City; W. C. Hadley, Dresden; Douglas and Lloyd Hadley, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. H.B. Hale and Mrs. D.D. Cagle, Corsicana; Mrs. D.H. Hale, Barry; three brothers, E. P. Campbell, Bazette, F.M. Campbell, Oklahoma City; J.B. Campbell, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. S.H. French, Purdon, Mrs. E.B. McDowell, Olton.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD MONDAY FOR MRS. DORA HADLEY

Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Hadley, aged 69 years, life-long resident of Navarro county, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock, were held from the Methodist church Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Dresden with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J.B. Weathers, Methodist minister.

Surviving are her husband, R.L. Hadley, Dresden; four sons, R.R. Hadley, Oklahoma city; W.C. Hadley, Dresden; Douglas and Lloyd Hadley, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. H.B. Hale and Mrs. D.D. Cagle, both of Corsicana and Mrs. D.H. Hale, Barry; three brothers, E.P. Campbell, Bazette; F.M. Campbell, Oklahoma City, and J.B. Campbell, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. S.H. French, Purdon, and Mrs. E.B. McDowell, Olton, Texas, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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