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Vada (Smith) Crocker
Jan 31, 1892 - Aug 31, 1955

Mrs. Vada Crocker

CORSICANA, Texas. - Rites for Mrs. Vada Crocker, 63, longtime Bazette resident who died in Dallas, were held from the Griffin Chapel Friday with burial in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Vera L. Arnold, Mexia; Mrs. Dovie Price, Houston; Mrs. Dimple Shipley and Mrs. Susa Reagan, both of Dallas; Mrs. Opal Keele of California, and Mrs. Agnes Graves, Kerens; six sons, Ottis Dyer, Texarkana; Aubrey Dyer, Gilmer; Ernest Crocker and Marvin Crocker, both of Tyler; Bill Crocker, Fort Worth, and Thomas A. Crocker of California; 31, grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. W.C. Driggers, Grapevine, and two brothers, Clyde Smith, Dallas, and Clarence Smith, Shreveport.

Sept 3, 1955

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John Milton McFadden
Dec 4, 1848 - Jul 7, 1940

John M. McFadden, 91, Confederate Vet, Dies

CORSICANA, Texas, July 7. - John M. McFadden, 91, Confederate veteran, of Powell, died early Sunday and funeral rites were held at Bazette in the afternoon with burial in Prairie Point Cemetery.  A native of Tennessee, he had resided in Navarro County eighty-five years.

Surviving are two sons, Johnny McFadden of Powell, and Walter L. McFadden of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Maggie Davis of Dallas; six
grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

July 8, 1940

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JOHN M. M’FADDEN, PIONEER OF COUNTY, WAS BURIED SUNDAY

John M. McFadden, aged 91 years, Confederate veteran, died at Powell at an early hour Sunday morning. A native of Texas he had resided in Navarro county for 85 years.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the Bazette church with burial in the
Prairie Point cemetery.. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. J. Fletcher, Baptist minister of Corsicana; Rev. Joe N. Everheart, Presbyterian minister of Kerens, and Rev. Louis Tucker, Methodist minister of Bazette.

Surviving are two sons, Johnny McFadden, Powell and Walter L. McFadden, Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Maggie Davis, Dallas; two brothers, Bob McFadden, Bazette; Luch McFadden, Durant, Oklahoma; two sisters, Miss Ruth McFadden, Bazette; Mrs. Mary Hunt, Athens; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were W. A. McKinney, H. H. Hanks, R. L. Jones, Alec Kent, Lloyd Melton and Frits Kenner.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Robert J. Standlee
Nov 1890 - June 14, 1934

STANDLEE, - Corsicana, Texas, June 14. - Robert J. Standlee, 43, manager of the Community Ice and Produce Company for the last four years, died Thursday morning and the funeral will be held at Bazette Friday afternoon.  The body was taken to Kerens Thursday and the cortege is scheduled to leave Kerens for Bazette Friday at noon.  Surviving are a daughter, Helen Ruth Standlee, Bazette, and five brothers, Dewey, San Angelo; Tom, San Angelo; Will, Henry and Ed Standlee, all of Bazette.

June 15, 1934

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James Alexander "Aleck" McCluney
Dec 11, 1863 - Aug 14, 1946

J.A. McCluney Dies

CORSICANA, Texas. Aug. 17. - J. Aleck McCluney, 82, native of Mississippi, died at his home in Bazette. Funeral services were held at Kerens, with burial in the Prairie Point Cemetery. He had resided in Bazette sixty years. Surviving are his wife of Bazette, a sister, Mrs. B. B. Crawford, Kerens, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Aug 18, 1946

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FUNERAL SERVICES J. ALECK M’CLUNEY KERENS THURSDAY

KERENS, Tex., Aug. 15—(Spl)—J. Aleck McCluney, aged 82 years, native of Mississippi, died at his home in the Bazette community Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Stockton Funeral Chapel with interment in the Prairie Point Cemetery. The rites were conducted by David L. DeSha, Church of Christ minister.

McCluney was born in Mississippi , Dec. 11, 1863, and had resided in the Bazette community about 60 years. He was the son of the Late James A. and Susan McCluney.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruby McCluney, Bazette; a sister, Mrs. B. B. Crawford, Kerens and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were W. C. Wasson, Kenneth Sessions, Dock Fields, George Howell, Gid McDowell and Finis McCluney.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, August 15, 1946
  • 1st wife Mary E. (Garner) McCluney 2nd Ruby Lee (Howell) McCluney s/o James Wesley McCluney and Mary Susan (McCluney) McCluney
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Sarah Pearl (Albritton) Burson
Sept 12, 1882 - Sept 18, 1968

Mrs. J.M. Burson

CORSICANA, Texas - Mrs. J.M. Burson, 86, of Corsicana, part-owner of the Burson-Pearson Florist Co. died here Wednesday.

Survivors include a brother, C.C. Albritton of Dallas.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Griffin Funeral Chapel here. Burial will be in Bazette Cemetery in Prairie Point, Cooke County.

Sept 19, 1968

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Ralph Williams
June 16, 1916 - July 27, 1975

Graveside services were held Monday at 5:30 pm at the Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana for Mr. Ralph Williams, 58. Mr. Williams died Sunday morning in Huntsville. Rev. W.A. Corley, pastor of the Blooming Grove First Baptist Church, officiated under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Annie Laura Graham of Floydada; three brothers, Wendell, Morris, and Sam Graham all of Floydada; eight sisters, Mrs. Lola Allen, Mrs. Dolly Emert, and Mrs. Carmen Starkey all of Floydada, Mrs. Pearl Emert of Daugherty, Mrs. Lucille Barnes of Longview, Mrs. Mildred Smith of Vadalia, La., Mrs. Irene Cox of Paducah and Mrs. Leona Cagle of Barry.

The Blooming Grove Times - July 30, 1975

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Parents: John William Williams and Laura (Brown) Williams - Info. from Death Certificate - Family Search

Plemon Bates Davis
Oct 23, 1896 - Sept 14, 1976

P.B. Davis Brother of BG Resident Dies

Funeral services for Plemon B. Davis, 79, of Corsicana were held last week in Corsicana followed by burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. Among his survivors are two area residents Mrs. Carrie Tickle of Purdon and Mrs. Ben Shell of Blooming Grove, both sisters.

The Blooming Grove Times - Sept 29, 1976

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o Andrew Jackson Davis and Isadora Norwood "Dora" Wilson (Buried in Dawson Cem.)
  • Information from Death Certificate (Family Search)

Dr. Thomas A. Johnston
abt 1912 - 1966

Funeral services for Dr. Thomas A. Johnston, 66, a resident of Dallas and a former resident of Navarro County, were held Thursday, Sept. 28, in the Ballard Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Grove.

Dr. Peter Winkinson officiated, with burial following in Johnston Ranch Cemetery in BG.

A Navy veteran who served during World War II and the Korean War, Dr. Johnston retired as a physician in 1959.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Virginia Johnston of Dallas; one son, Thomas H. Johnston of Frost; and one grandson.

The Blooming Grove Times
Oct 4, 1978

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Bessie P. (Borsellino) Morris
Jan 25, 1924 - Apr 23, 2010

Mrs. Bessie P. Morris, 86, of Corsicana passed away Friday, April 23, 2010 at Heritage Oaks West. She was born in Corsicana on January 25, 1924 to Charlie and Rose Borsellino. She resided in Corsicana her entire life, where she enjoyed being a wife, mother, sister and a friend to all she met.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frankie Morris; her parents, Charlie and Rose Borsellino; Don and Josie Borsellino; and son-in-law Dick Robinson.
She is survived by her son, Frankie Don Morris and wife Kim Raley of Corsicana; daughter, Debbie Robinson of Retreat; brothers, Francis Joe Borsellino and wife Vada of Corsicana, Jerome Borsellino of Galveston , Paul Borsellino of Galveston, and Donald Borsellino of Galveston; grandchildren, Jerry Robinson of Retreat, Jennifer Felton and husband Clayton of Waco, Racheal Whisenant and husband Corey of Corsicana, and Daniel Pulluim of Dawson; great-granddaughters, Baylee and Chloe of Corsicana, and her new great-grandson Conlee Felton of Waco; uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and many special friends.
Rosary will be at 7:00 PM on Sunday, April 25, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, April 26, 2010 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael J. Robinson, Bo Palmeri, Joe Palmeri, John Kormos, Tommy Oliphant and John Robinson. Honorary Pallbearers are Manuel Martinez, Ronnie Miller and John Smith.

Robert Allen Fields
Jan 3, 1932 - Apr 22, 2010

Robert Allen “Mama” Fields, age 77, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2010 at his home in Malakoff. He was born January 3, 1932 in Lancaster, Texas to Pearlie Ann Burden and Thomas N. Fields.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Fields; parents, Thomas and Pearlie Fields; great-grandson, Aiden Stibbens; brothers, Frank and Charles Fields; and sister, Vonnie Ballew.
He is survived by his daughters, Kathy Stibbens and husband Ray of Grand Saline, Texas, and Vickie Willard and husband John of Malakoff, Texas; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Ida Bowman of Cleburne, Texas and sister-in-law, Ruby Fields of Mabank, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held at 7:00 to 9:00 PM on Friday, April 23, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be at 3:00 PM on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at First Baptist Church of Trinidad with Rev. Jim Schafer officiating. Interment will follow at Mankin Cemetery in Trinidad. Pallbearers will be Dr. Kyle Ballew, Kevin Ballew, Joey Shelton, John Willard, Jr., Robert Faires, and Sandy Shelton.

Clyde Dwayne “Bud” Hollingsworth
July 5, 1941 - Apr 22, 2010

Bud Hollingsworth, age 68, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas with his loving family at his side. Bud was born on July 5, 1941 to Clyde (Dollie) Hollingsworth and Alma Vera Clark Hollingsworth in Dresden, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Lea Richardson Hollingsworth of Dresden, his son, Matthew Clayton Hollingsworth of the DFW area, brother Dr. J. Selwyn Hollingsworth of Blooming Grove, and brMr. Clyde Dwayne “Bud” Hollingsworth, age 68, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Charleton Methodist Hospital in Dallas. He was born July 5, 1941.

Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 PM Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be at 3:00 PM Sunday, April 25, 2010 at First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion and Bro. Carson Hastings officiating. Interment will be in Dresden Cemetery in Dresden.other Ronald L. Hollingsworth of Emhouse.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dollie and Alma Vera Clark Hollingsworth, brother, Lowell Bruce Hollingsworth, and sister, Glenda Faye Hollingsworth.

Following his military service in the U.S. Navy during the Viet-Nam War, Bud lived in De Soto, Texas for many years. He was voted Elk of the Year for 1987 by the BPOE Lodge #2552. He was a member of the Viet-Nam Veterans, the VFW and the CWA. Bud and his wife, Donna, returned to Dresden in 2000 after Bud retired from his life long career working in the communication industry.

Bud was hired to maintain the historic Dresden Cemetery and had done so since 2000. He said, “it wasn’t a job to him to care for the cemetery, but a privilege”.

He loved to hunt, fish and work in the garden. He also loved taking care of his cattle and riding his tractor. Bud loved cooking and could really smoke a mean brisket. Everyone who knew Bud would tell you that he was a great man and always willing to help anyone, anywhere, at any time.

Bud loved his Lord, his family and he cherished his many, many friends that he made throughout his life. He will be missed, but he is with his Lord in heaven and finally his suffering is finished.

Visitation for Bud Hollingsworth will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 24, 2010 in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 25, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. Bro. Grady Cashion, Bro. Carson Hastings, and Pastor Sandralyn Pierce will be officiating. The graveside will be immediately following at the Dresden Cemetery.

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Doris (Clary) Dill
Sep 27, 1929 - Apr 18, 2010

Mrs. Doris Clary Dill, age 80, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2010 at Heritage Oaks West Nursing Home in Corsicana. She was born September 27, 1929 in Wortham, Texas to Wayne and Helen Clary.

Mrs. Dill was a longtime resident of Corsicana and was a retired textile worker. She was a Pentecostal. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, David Dean Moore.

She is survived by husband, Clifford B. Dill; a son, Buddy Wayne Moore; a grandson, James Wayne Moore; a granddaughter, Ashley Loraine Quails; and 4 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Williams and Rev. Lonnie Keele officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Christeen O. (McElroy) Wakeland
Jan 23, 1911 - Apr 16, 2010

Mrs. Christeen O. Wakeland, age 99, passed away Friday, April 16, 2010, in Corsicana. She was born January 23, 1911 in Midlothian, Texas to George W. and Zemma Johnson McElroy.

Mrs. Wakeland was a member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana and had worked most of her life as a clerk in retail. She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Wakeland in 1981.

She is survived by a daughter, Joanna Lewis and husband Truett; a sister, Laura Mae McNeely; a granddaughter, Kathy Davis and husband Jeff; a grandson, Warren Lewis and wife, Julie; 4 great grandsons, Jacob Davis, James Davis, Brett Lewis and Travis Lewis; a great granddaughter, Stacey Lewis; and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday, April 18, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 10:00 AM Monday, April 19, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. and Rev. Larry Talbert officiating. Interment will be at 12:30 PM at Hillcrest Cemetery in Waxahachie, Tx.

Pallbearers will be Joe Nussbaum, R.M. “Son” Bowden, Jeff Davis, Jacob Davis, Bill Roberts, and Dana Griffin.

 

Coy Ellis Jr.
Feb 19, 1926 - Apr 14, 2010

Mr. Coy Ellis, Jr., 84, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He was born February 19, 1926 in Navarro County to Coy and Minnie Foster Ellis.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Fowler Ellis; daughters, Rebecca Louise Franks and husband Terry, Alpha LaNell Easley and husband Johnny; son, Joe Coy Ellis; grandchildren, Johnny Lynn Easley, Amanda LaNell Richter, Ryan Austin Ellis, and Carrie Ellis; great-grandchildren, Mack Richter, Hagan Richter, Taylyn Richter, and Jayden S. Ellis; sister, Galene Fowler; and brothers, Otis Ellis and Dan Ellis.

Mr. Ellis loved farming and always enjoyed taking care of his chickens and roosters. He was an avid hunter and trapper. He was a real “man’s man”. He loved his wife, his children, his grandchildren and his great grandchildren. Each of his survivors will forever hold fond memories of Pa in their hearts.

In the last weeks of his life Mr. Ellis suffered a great deal, but his suffering is over now and he is at peace with his Lord in heaven.

Visitation will be at Corley Funeral Home on Friday, April 16, 2010 from 6 to 8.

Milburn "Gene" Mitchell
March 30, 1923 - Apr 6, 2010

Milburn “Gene” Mitchell, 86, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, April 6, 2010. He was born in Dudley, Missouri on March 30, 1923, and was one of six children, all of whom preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dolores Wylie Mitchell; a son, Larry Mitchell and wife Pat of Austin; daughter, Janet Saunders and husband Phil of Hurst; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Baker.

Gene was a WWII veteran, he served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Although we know he is rejoicing in Heaven, we will all miss him greatly.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Graveside services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the Northside Baptist Church Building Fund.

Guin Tate
Mar 2, 1922 - Apr 6, 2010

Mr. Guin Tate, 88, of Corsicana and formerly of Beaumont passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. He was born to John Albert & Pinkie Tate on March 2, 1922 in Alabama.

He was employed for 37 years with Sun Oil Company, in retirement he enjoyed working on his farm in Purdon, Texas. He was a veteran having served as a paratrooper in the United States Army for four years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Pinkie Tate, and his brothers, Wayne Tate, Hulett Tate and John D. Tate.

Guin is survived by his wife, Billie Tate; daughter, Paula O’Neal and husband Jay of Beaumont, Texas; granddaughter, Kelli O’Neal Savage and husband Philip of Beaumont, Texas; great-grandson, Christian Tate Savage of Beaumont, Texas; sister, Pauline Tate of Honolulu, Hawaii, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will begin receiving visitors on Friday, April 9, 2010 at 10:30 A.M. at the Resthaven Memorial Park mausoleum. Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, April 9, 2010 at Resthaven Memorial Park with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the Northside Baptist Church Building Fund at 2800 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Carol Ann Owens
Feb 2, 1945 - Apr 4, 2010

Mrs. Carol Ann Owens, age 65, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2010 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born February 2, 1945 in Dallas, Texas.

Carol loved her family and her animals and will be remembered as a good wife and mother.

She is survived by her husband, Billy Owens, Sr.; a son, Billy Owens, Jr.; a daughter, Cindy Carol Rackler; a grandson, Billy J. Owens, III; a granddaughter, Amber Johnson; her mother, Bettye Sparrow; a brother, Raymond Sparrow; a sister, Sherri Durbin; and numerous extended family and friends

Memorial services will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dan Rogers officiating.

Barbara Jean (Ray) Adamson
Apr 20, 1937 - Mar 31, 2010

Mrs. Barbara Jean Ray Adamson, age 72, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at a Ft.. Worth hospital. She was born April 20, 1937 in Corsicana, Tx. to Floyd David and Mary Hazel Carr Ray. She was a longtime member of Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana. She was a hospice volunteer and enjoyed being a fulltime mom and homemaker.

Mrs. Adamson was preceded in death by her husband, Phill Gregg Adamson; her parents; and a brother, Charles David Ray.

She is survived by a son, Greg Adamson; a daughter, Cindy Griffin; a brother, Glenn Ray; and 3 grandchildren, Phill Adamson, Maisy Griffin and Keira Griffin.

Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday, April 2, 2010, at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Teel officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Barbara (Potter) Kinnaman
Oct 6, 1918 - Mar 31, 2010

Mrs. Barbara Kinnaman, 91, of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at Navarro Regional Hospital surrounded by her loved ones as she went home to be with Jesus Christ. She was born in Tipton, Iowa to Elmer Junie & Emma Mae Potter on October 6, 1918.

She married Byron Loyd Kinnaman on January 9, 1938 in Casper, Wyoming. She worked as a telephone operator in Casper, Wyoming. She later worked in civil service at Sandpoint Naval Air Station in Seattle, Washington while her husband was stationed there from 1944 until he was discharged in 1946. They later moved to Corsicana in 1965. She was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church. She loved reading & watching Nascar racing, Dancing with Stars, ice skating, and was a very avid fan of the Dallas Stars Hockey Team of which she never missed watching a game. She has a great love for nature, and enjoyed feeding squirrels & birds everyday. She loved growing flowers.

Mrs. Kinnaman was preceded in death by her husband, Byron Loyd Kinnaman; son, Richard L. Kinnaman, parents, Elmer & Emma Potter; brother, Eugene Potter; and a sister, Peggy Fisher.

She is survived by her Daughter; Shirley Morgan and husband Jerry of Corsicana, TX., Grandsons, Jason C. Morgan of Austin, TX, Justin Kinnaman and wife Beth of Fredericksburg, VA., and Ricky Morgan and wife Joyce of Olive Branch, MS, Granddaughters, Laura Hermann and husband Dan of Konawa, OK, Lesia Coats and husband Brad of Colorado, Melisa Kinnaman of Sterling, CO. Sixteen loved Great Grandchildren including, Larissa Mae Morgan, Danniella Bowling, Lisa Gallagher, Seth Hermann, Wesly Morgan, and Ashly Morgan. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a very dear friend John Parrish of Corsicana, TX.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 2, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Faith Lutheran Church with Pastor Morgan Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Gene Bullard, Ron Feldmann, Mike Locke, Kevin Gettel, Armin Piel, and Randy Tesmer. Honorary Pallbearer is Mark Powell.

Memorials may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church at 3824 W. Hwy 22, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Joyce Barnett

Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Joyce Barnett, 71, of Pelham passed away Sunday, April 25, 2010, in Dallas. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Scott Funeral Home and from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Wesley United Mehtodist Church in Pelham. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Pelham with the Rev. Simon Payne officiating. Interment will follow at Bell Family Cemetery in Pelham. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Hugh Allan McAfee, Sr.
Mar 4, 1931 - Dec 18, 2007

Hugh Alan McAfee Sr., 76, of White Bird, ID, passed away Tuesday, 18 Dec 18, 2007, due to a lingering illness. Hugh was born 4 Mar 1931 in Graham, TX to Richard W and Norma Dee McAfee. The family moved to California in 1941.He followed his brother Dick's lead into Flat Track Motorcycle Racing at Belmont Stadium in Redwood City, CA. He quickly moved up the ranks to the Expert Class, earning National Racing Number 58 when he went to Daytona Beach in 1953 and placed second in the 200 mile event. Hugh was a very talented person, having many different ventures and businesses. His last, and probably his favorite, was working for the Screen Actors Guild as a stunt coordinator and stunt man. He also worked in Special Effects with his nephew, Gary Jensen.

He loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting. One of his favorite places was Brownlee Reservoir fishing with his wife, family and friends for his beloved Catfish. Most of all, he loved the country and people of the Salmon River Canyon. Hugh leaves behind his loving wife of 41 years, Roma; three children, Hugh McAfee Jr. of Cottonwood, ID, daughter Glenda Susan Crosland of Dundee, OR, and son Lyndon Daniel McAfee of Paradise, CA. He also leaves behind two step children, Roma Christyne Wood of Chico, CA, and step son Robert Barry Reno of White Bird, ID; foster son Robert Wheeler of Chico, CA, and a brother, Richard McAfee of Dillon, MT. Hugh also leaves behind many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Dixie. Hugh will be greatly missed by his family and friends, all of whom made his life very rich. Graveside services will take place on Friday, 28 Dec 2007, at 11:00 am at the White Bird Cemetery in White Bird, Idaho. A memorial dinner will follow at Hoots immediately after the service.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home in Grangeville, ID, Daily Variety, Los Angeles, CA, 22 Oct 2008

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  • Submitted by Ron Kirkland

Ernest "Max" McAfee
Sep 17, 1920 - Jul 3, 2004

 Ernest "Max" McAfee, 83, died Saturday, 3 Jul 2004, in Burnet, TX.

Memorial services will be at 10:30 am Friday at Highland Lakes Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home, Kingsland. Mr McAfee was a staff sergeant in the Army. He retired from Trico Industries as vice president of sales. Survivors include his wife, Pat; two sons, Todd of Houston and Jeffery of Arlington, Texas; a daughter, Lauri Etheridge; a sister, Bettye Ward of Canadian, TX; and two grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Highland Lakes Methodist Church, Kingsland, or Seton Hospital Hospice, Highland Lakes, Burnet, TX, Times Record News, Wichita Falls, TX

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  • Submitted by Ron Kirkland

James Valpeau Hodges, Capt.
Feb. 8, 1845 - Feb. 8, 1915

Capt. J. V. Hodges is dead. The end came about 6 o’clock Monday Morning. He had been confined to his room and bed some weeks and it was generally known that he was gradually getting weaker, but outside of the family it was not known that he was so low. Consequently his death came as a surprise to the public.
The deceased was one of the leading citizens of the community. Coming here in an early day he was identified with all the movements looking to the development of this section and to the spread of education and general growth of the country.
He was from early life a sober thinker, a stirring worker, liberal in his views.
He was born in Jasper county, Miss., Feb. 8, 1845, died Feb. 8, 1915, on his 70th birthday. He married Miss Tillie E. Gowan March 7, 1871, at Silverena, Smith county, Miss., and six children were born to them, 4 girls, 2 boys. One girl is dead.
He enlisted in the civil war at Enterprise, Miss., at the age of 16 and fought the entire 4 years for the Southern rights. Came to Texas April, 1871, and located two miles east of Blooming Grove on What is now the J. W. Crocker place and has lived and owned farms near Blooming Grove ever since. He united with the M. E. Church in 1886 and has lived an expemplary Christian life.
He is survived by his wife and following children: Mrs. T. M. George, J. V. Hodges Jr. of McCaulley, Texas, R. B. Hodges, Mrs. J. W. Watson, of Woodson, Texas, and Mrs. Tillie A. Gary.
Burial took place at White Church Cemetery Tuesday, a large concourse of relatives and friends attending the funeral.


HODGES-Col. J. V. Hodges, or Capt. Hodges as he was familiarly known, was born in Jasper County, Mississippi, February 8, 1845, and departed this life February 8, 1915, his birthday, seventy years of age. Col Hodges had quite an interesting war record. He entered the Confederate Army at the age of sixteen, enlisting at Enterprise, Clarke County, Mississippi, March 1861, under Capt. Stewart Ware, and his company was sent to Corinth , Miss., and was organized as Company E, Fourteenth Mississippi Infantry, and as a member of this regiment he saw a good deal of service, most of it in Kentucky under Gen. Buckner. He finally
was wounded and captured by the Federals and sent to Camp Douglass, Ill. He remained in prison eight months and was exchanged at Vicksburg, Miss., July, 1862. He was ordered back to Enterprise, Miss. And he wrote to the War Department and received a commission to organize a cavalry company. A company of sixty-four was organized and he was made Captain. His company was ordered to Meridian, Miss., and did provost duty for four months, then was organized into a battalion, known as the Hodges’ Batallion, and he was made major and his battalion became a part of Mabry’s Brigade, Chalmers’ Division, Forrest’s Corps. And in the fight at Pontotoc, Miss., he was again wounded. Recovering from his wound he was again in the service, and was with Forrest in several of his famous raids, and during the winter of 1864 he was placed in command of Col. Blithe’s Regiment and did frontier service until spring, and in the spring of 1865 he was promoted to colonel and placed in command of the Third Mississippi Cavalry. And in May 1865 surrendered at Sugar Lock, Miss. Col. Hodges was only twenty years old at the surrender. While only a boy, such was his commanding presence and personality that he easily won a place of command. Very tall and handsome, modest, in character, he was popular in every circle. As a soldier he was not a shirker. In the thickest of the fight he was always in his place, and he was wounded twice. But such was the innate modesty of the man that he seldom referred to his war record, and very few of this friends and neighbors knew, as they have seen him these many years, that their quiet and modest neighbor had been a gallant officer in the Confederacy. But Col. Hodges had another record as well, perhaps as great as his war record—coming home from the war and taking up the duties of peace, and with other soldiers of the South, to restore the fallen fortunes of the South. A little later, March 7, 1871, he was married to Miss Terry Gowan. Six children were born to this union, five of whom are still living to mourn with their mother his departure. Soon after his marriage he came to Texas (April 9, 1871) and he has been a citizen of Navarro County and this community for about forty-four years, and therefore he has had no small part in development and history of Navarro County and Blooming Grove. Twenty nine years ago he became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and for these years he has been a faithful adherent and supporter of his Church. He has served his Church in official capacity. He was a subscriber of the Church paper, and it is worthy of note that all his children are members of the Church. He has left a splendid monument in the beautiful memorial window in our new church. For quite a number of years Col Hodges has been in feeble health and therefore could not be active in service, but as I visited him in the past few weeks of his life I found him deeply interested in his Church and community, appreciating company and making a manful fight to regain health: but he ever was a soldier, and it was befitting after years of weakness and suffering that on the morning of his birthday, a day that was to be cloudless and bright, he should almost, without a struggle pass over the river and be at rest—his comrades, most of whom have already gone. He has fought his last fight and has won his last and greatest victory. Good-bye, valiant soldier, loving husband, devoted father, delightful friend and neighbor. We expect to meet you again where there is no strife and suffering. W. T. Hearon, Pastor, Blooming Grove, Texas

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Bula Belzora (Smith) Hodges
Sep 22, 1882 - May 23, 1915

Mrs. Buna Hodges

Mrs, Buna Hodgtes died early Sunday morning. She made a heroic struggle, but death finally claimed her. A. husband and four children are left. The youngest child is about 4 years old.
The deceased was Miss Beulah Smith daughter of Stan Smith. She was a good Christian woman and a splendid church worker belonging to the Methodists. She lived her religion in her daily life. She was a tender hearted sympathetic and possessed a forgiving spirit. In the home she was a shining light, a moving power whose grace and influence permeated the entire home and cast a pleasing and bright light over all.
The remains were interred in White Church Cemetery.

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  • Submitted by Diane Richards on behalf of Dolores Williams-Hodges Wilson

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DIED IN BLOOMING GROVE.
Wife of Well Known Citizen Passes
Away.
Mrs. Hodge, wife of Buner Hodge died in Blooming Grove yesterday at the family home of blood poisoning, and the remains were interred there this morning at 10 o'clock. The deceased was 35 years old and is survived, by her husband and five children.

Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 24, 1915

Submitted by Diane Richards


Stanley V. "Little Buster" Hodges
Aug 10, 1907 - May 28, 1909

In Memory

After an illness extending over a period of nine days, on Friday morning, May 28, 1909, at 25 minutes of six, the messenger of death entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Buna Hodges and summoned their precious baby boy, Stanley V. from earth to glory.
Little Buster, as we all called him, was 21 months and 18 days old, hence constituted the summit of pleasure and joy in the household where his pratling voice was sweet music and where many of his precious little sayings are cherished in sad hearts with most precious memories. It was indeed a sad scene as loved ones and friends stood beside the death bed and watched with anguish the suffering of our darling and tenderly did all in their power to wrest him from the “Black robed angel,” but in vain. Poor little Buster’s spirit took flight and passed into the great unknown beyond. But it was best, for it is God’s will that it should be so. Then sad-hearted parents, let his bright and sweet little image so deeply implanted on the tablets of your hearts be as beacon light set in the heaven to light your way to the better land where you meet again to part no more.
God needed one more angel
Amid His shining band,
And bent with loving kindness
And clasped our darling’s hand.

FRIEND

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Rosalie (Allen) Gillen
Oct 27, 1927 - May 23, 2010

Mrs. Rosalie Allen Gillen, 82, of Barry, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Heritage Oaks West Retirement Village. She was born October 27, 1927 to Gertrude and Charles Allen in Emhouse, Texas.

Mrs. Gillen was a member of the United Methodist Church of Emhouse where she served as Mission Board Chairman. She was a member and officer of UMW Missionary Society, and a member of Emhouse Friendship Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Gillen, Sr. and sisters, Katherine Pope, Anner Bess Harvey, and Charlys Hughes.

She is survived by her son, Loyd Gillen, Jr.; daughter, Lyndal Goetze; granddaughter, Raena Richardson; grandsons, Wade Gillen and Paul Goetze; and great-granddaughters, Lanie Gillen and Lacy Richardson.

Visitation with the family will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse. Pallbearers are Charles Irvine, Jim Nicholson, Tim Nicholson, W.J. “Sonny” Armstrong, Danny Gillen, and Bill Barber.

Memorials may be made to Family First Hospice at 109 SW Main St., Ennis, Texas 75119.

Alice Elizabeth (Williams) Ivy
Oct 17, 1944 - May 21, 2010

Mrs. Alice E. Ivy, 65, of Corsicana, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2010 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born October 17, 1944 in Corsicana to Lillie Faye and Joe Henry Williams. She was a long-time member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Alice was preceded in death by her father, Joe Henry Williams and brother, Robert Jack Williams.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Sammy H. Ivy of Corsicana; son, Sammy H. Ivy, Jr. and wife Catherine of Corsicana; daughters, Elizabeth Ann Duckworth of Ennis and Paula Gail Watson and husband Wayne of Corsicana; grandchildren, Ashley Ann Johnson of Dallas, Jason Watson of Corsicana, Dalton Watson of Corsicana, Rebecca Ivy of Corsicana, and Benjamin Ivy of Corsicana; 2 great-grandchildren, mother, Lillie Faye Williams of Corsicana; brothers, Henry Williams and wife Alice of Garrett, Dwain Williams and wife Vicky of Teague, Lynn Williams of Pompano, Florida, Arthur Williams and wife Brenda of Whitney, Texas, Donnie Williams and wife Susan of Navarro, Gary Williams and wife Debbie of Corsicana; sisters, Doris Kennemore and husband David of Corsicana, Billie Harrison and husband Earnest of Quitman, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, May 24, 2010 at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Lain Teel officiating.

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Lloyd James Schroeder
Sept 8, 1926 - May 20, 2010

Lloyd James Schroeder was born September 8, 1926 in Haskell County, Texas and died May 20, 2010 in Corsicana, Texas. Raised on his family’s farm in the midst of the Great Depression, “Jim” learned qualities that lasted his lifetime. He was self-reliant, hard working, caring, helpful, social and sociable, and loyal to his family, friends and country. He never missed a birthday or anniversary.
Graduating from high school during World War II, Jim joined the country’s merchant marine ferrying cargo and oil to the South Pacific, Mediterranean and around Cape Horn.
After the war, he settled in Baltimore, Maryland where he married Carolyn Roberts. There, he became known as “Red” Schroeder for his distinctive hair. Everybody knew Red. They had two sons, Carroll and Kurt. It was there he began his career with the C&P Telephone Company, spending many years as a cable splicer, developing a prototype automatic cable splicing device, and later becoming a foreman. He was an active member of Chapelgate Lane Church (United Presbyterian) in Baltimore where he served as Deacon, Trustee and Elder.
Moving to back to Texas in 1974 to be closer to his five brothers, two sisters and their families, Jim settled in Grand Prairie where he retired from Southwestern Bell. Carolyn died in 1991.
Jim married Katie Jo Potter in 1992 and moved to her home in Emhouse. He joined Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana and, after the World War II era merchant mariners were finally declared combat veterans, Jim became an avid and active member of the local American Legion post. He was a familiar face in Corsicana Veteran’s Day parades pulling the Merchant Marine Veteran float. Everybody knew Jim.
Katie’s family became Jim’s family and Jim’ became Katie’s. They traveled throughout Texas visiting each others’ families and made the occasional excursions to Colorado, California and Branson, Missouri.
Jim is survived by his wife Katie, brother Murray, sons Kurt and Carroll, grandchildren Erica, Noah, Lauren, Jimmy, Reese, Kacee, Rachel, Amy, Michael and Joe Tim and numerous great grandchildren including five from his marriage to Carolyn, Emma, Brielyn, Cheney, Ava and Savannah.
Visitation with the family will be held Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darla Blatnik officiating. Burial will follow at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.


Willie Beatrice (Burrow) Holsey
Oct 14, 1918 - May 20, 2010

Mrs. Willie B. Holsey, 91, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010 at her residence. She was born October 14, 1918 in Navarro County to William and Beulah Burrow.

Mrs. Holsey was preceded in death by her husband of many years, Lee Holsey.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Linda Holsey of Crockett, Texas; nephews, William Andrews and wife Jan of Corsicana, Texas, Lee Holsey and wife Heather of Crockett, Texas; nieces, Jo Nell Jones of Ben Wheeler, Texas, Billie Jean Smith of Roane, Texas, Billye Marie Pierce of Arlington, Texas, Betty Joyce McCain of Angus, Texas, Nancy Carolyn Holsey of California; grandchildren, Lea Nicole Zarsky and husband Tracy of Odessa, Texas, Elizabeth Winn of Dayton, Texas; great-grandchildren Ethan and Grant Zarsky of Odessa, Texas , Boyd and Halie Winn of Dayton, Texas; and many great-nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 4:00 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are Billy Jack Crocker, Bret Reagan, Roy Lynn McCain, Randy McCain, Mike Jones and Tracy Zarsky.

The family wishes to express sincere thanks to the caregivers of Angels at Home and Family First Hospice.

Memorials may be made to Roane Baptist Church at 5012 FM 3041, Corsicana, Texas 75109, or The Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation at P.O. Box 652, Crockett, Texas 75835.

Annie “Anna” Marie Beamon
Oct 10, 1985 - May 14, 2010

A choir of angels came for Annie “Anna” Marie Beamon on Friday, May 14, 2010. At 24 years old, she joined her Heavenly Father and will forevermore be our guardian angel looking after each of us.

Anna was born in Corsicana, Texas on October 10, 1985 to Gladys Marie and Albert Beamon. She graduated high school from Sunshine Christian Academy in 2004.

She was preceded in death by her mother, her grandparents, aunts and uncles. She was greeted at heaven’s door by those who loved her first.

Anna is survived by her daughters, 4 year old Amie Jean Sorsby and 2 year old Dixie Marie Snowden; her father, Albert Beamon of Olney, Texas; brothers, Andy Beamon and wife DeDe of Corsicana, Texas, Clovis Beamon and wife Susie of Indian Trails, North Carolina, Matt Beamon and wife Lisa of Olney, Texas, and Andrew Beamon and wife Jennifer of Corsicana, Texas; and a number of treasured aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eddie Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers are Ken Thomas, Shane Grace, Jason Montgomery and John Bentley. Honorary pallbearers are Charlie Lowe, Halbert Dechaume, Christopher Beamon and Anna’s loving brothers, Andy, Clovis, Matt and Andrew.

Anna’s smiling face will forever be missed by all who knew and loved her!

Hayden Lynn Ratliff
May 13, 2010 - May 13, 2010

Hayden Lynn Ratliff, our little guardian Angel in heaven, was born and died on Thursday, May 13, 2010 in Ennis Regional Medical Center in Ennis.

He is survived by his parents, Toby L. and Linda Ratliff of Mildred; sister, Madison Ratliff; paternal grandparents, Claude and Charlene Sanches of Corsicana and Bill and Darlene Ratliff of Corsicana; maternal grandparents, Wayne and Shenia Robinson of Lowell, Arkansas; paternal great-grandparents, Gene and Earline Reagan of Navarro; aunt, Brenda Sudduth of Lowell, Arkansas; uncles, Randy Ratliff and wife Michelle of Corsicana, Jerry Robinson and wife Meshell of Eureka, and Zach Robinson of Lowell, Arkansas, and numerous cousins.

Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday, May 14, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson and Rev. David Edwards officiating. Burial will be at Eureka Cemetery.


Mable Elaine (Lockett) Allison
Nov 7, 1921 - May 10, 2010

Mrs. Elaine Allison, 88, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, May 10, 2010 at her residence. She was born November 7, 1921 in Wills Point, Texas to Ed and Carrie Lockett.

Elaine was a long time member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and was active in church activities and in the community. She was a world traveler, a pilot of both airplanes and hot air balloons, and loved to fish and hunt. She was also active in the Corsicana Branch of the American Red Cross.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Carrie Lockett, her sister, Margie Wray, and her infant son, Phillip Edward Allison.

Elaine is survived by sons, Freddy Allison and wife Diane of Midland, Texas and Bill Allison and wife Brenda of Shawnee, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Chance Allison of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Phillip Allison and wife Allison of Dallas, Texas; Karey A. Hopkins and husband Arthur of Dallas, Texas; and great-grandchildren Elaine Allison, Michael Allison, Allison Hopkins and Mark Hopkins.

Elaine’s family wishes to thank her caregivers, Linda Mixon, Betty Rogers, Jennie and Del Black, Joey Nathan, Cora Jefferson and Mary Lee Taylor for their love and care.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Corsicana with Father Ed Monk officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Allison, Chance Allison, Phillip Allison, Arthur Hopkins, Ted Denbow, and Michael Grizzaffi.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church at 101 N. 14th St., Corsicana, TX 75110 or American Red Cross at 701 W. 2nd Ave., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arminta Belle “Mickey” (McCary) Mitcham
Oct 13, 1921 - May 10, 2010

Mrs. Arminta Belle “Mickey” Mitcham, age 88, passed away at the home of her daughter in Pinole, California Monday morning, May 10, 2010 where she had been fighting her battle with cancer.
Mickey was born in Pond Creek, Oklahoma on October 13, 1921. She served in the United States Army during World War II where she served as a clerk-typist stationed in Guam. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church and a more recent member of Northside Baptist Church. She moved to California in December of 2009 to live with her daughter and was searching for a Baptist Church when she became ill.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Hulin of Pinole, CA; granddaughter and husband, Erika and Kelly Paiz of Albany, CA, great-granddaughter Zia Paiz and great-grandson Kyle Paiz of Albany, CA.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Earl “Tommy” Mitcham; her son, Thomas Earl “Skip” Mitcham, Jr., her sister Patsy and her parents, Alva T. and Harriet McCary.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Bill Milligan, Kylan Williams, Greg Milligan, Billy Tinsley, Brad Haynie and Cliff Bryant.
Honorary pallbearers will be Richard McGeorge and Bob Henderson.

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John Francis Metoskie
Apr 21, 1915 - May 1, 2010

John Francis Metoskie, age 95, of Corsicana died peacefully on May 1, 2010 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. He was born on April 21, 1915 in Suffern, New York to parents Elizabeth and John Metoskie where he spent his childhood.

John graduated from Fordham University in New York with a masters degree in education. While at Fordham he played on the baseball, football, and tennis teams. After graduation he played semi-pro baseball and was farmed out to the Cincinnati Red Legs. He married Margaret Belle Jessell and began a teaching and coaching career. He moved his family to Texas in the late 1940’s and began working at Chance Vought Aircraft. He moved to Corsicana 16 years ago where he remained active into his 70’s and 80’s with activities that included hiking, bike riding, scuba diving, snow and water skiing and tennis with his family. Known as “Grandfather”, he was loved by family and friends especially his grandsons to whom he gave of his time generously. He had a deep religious faith and was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church where he was a member of the Legion of Mary. We will miss him very much.

He is survived by daughter Marcia Nelson and her husband John D. Nelson of Corsicana; daughter in law Janice Metoskie of Richardson, Tx.; grandsons, John C. Nelson of Corsicana, Eric Metoskie of Richardson, and Alan Metoskie of Chicago.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two sisters, Dee Paradossi and Dolly Metoskie; and his son John A. Metoskie.

Rosary and visitation will be 7:00 PM Sunday, May 2, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral mass will be 10:00 AM Monday, May 3, 2010, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Entombment will be in Calvary Hill Memorial Park in Dallas.

The family requests memorials to James L. Collins Catholic School.

Charles Lloyd Carroll
July 30, 1941 - May 28, 2010

Charles Lloyd Carroll

Charles Lloyd Carroll, 68, passed away Friday, May 28, 2010, at this home in Emhouse.

He was born July 30, 1941 in Corsicana to George and Camilla Blake Carroll. He was retired and a past employee with Chattanooga Glass.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 44, years Barbara Jean Carroll.

Survivors include his daughters, Pati J. Carroll and Emily Carroll Smith, both of Emhouse; one cousin, Susan Pommerening of Purdon; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. Eric Larsen officiating. Interment will follow in the Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kevin McCave, Chuck Owens, Danny Drain, Caide Southard, Carl Davis and Joe Dover.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Frances Marie (Laverty) Carrigan
Sept 13, 1921 - May 2010

Frances Marie (Laverty) Carrigan

Frances was born in Corsicana on Sept. 13, 1921, to Ruth Marie Kennemore and Charles Vance Laverty. She had many fond memories of her life in Corsicana where she lived with her Aunt Emma and her parents. In recent years, she spoke of the desire to return there to live.

On Feb. 5, 1937, Frances married the love of her life Allen L. Carrigan in Malakoff.

They relocated to Odessa in 1948 when Allen went to work for the Shell Oil Company. They made Odessa their second home while they raised their family which consisted of four children — Charles Allen, Stephen Mickel, Barbara Patrice and Billy DeWayne. In 1952, Frances opened and operated the Airport Grocery in North Odessa. She operated the store for the family for 20-plus years. She also worked for a time in the cafeterias of the Ector County School System. She and Allen were charter members of Northside Baptist Church in Odessa.

She was preceded in death by her infant son, Allen; husband, Allen L. Carrigan; mother, Ruth Marie Williams; father, Charles Vance Laverty; and step-mother, Audrey Littlejohn Laverty; and her beloved Aunt Emma Vance.

Survivors include her children and their spouses, Charles Allen and Loraine Carrigan of White Oak; Stephen Mickel (Mike) and Sharyn Carrigan, Barbara Patrice Carrigan Alldredge, and Billy DeWayne and Evie Carrigan, all of Odessa.

She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren and their spouses, Tina Carrigan Wilson and husband Barry of California; Randy and Maureen Carrigan and Tanya Carrigan Holman and husband Randall, all of White Oak; Shelli Carrigan Maines and husband Matt of Allen; John Carrigan of Tomball; Caleb and Karen Waldrep and Joshua Robert Alldredge, all of Odessa; Justin Allen Alldredge of Bee Cave; and Erin Carrigan Brueckner and Jason and Kaitlin Rose Carrigan, all of Odessa.

She also leaves 13 great-grand children, Lori Wilson, Lisa Wilson, Wesley Wilson, Colton Holman, Miller Maines, Jevon Carrigan, Dalton Carrigan, Christian Pittman, Caleigh Waldrep, Caleb Paul Waldrep, Kodi Ann Waldrep, Mason Brueckner and Wyatt Brueckner and six great-great grandchildren. In all a total of 44 people who will dearly miss their "Paw Maw".

She is also survived by her sister, Mary Beth Williams of Kannapolis, N.C., numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and four aunts.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 30, 2010, at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 31, 2010, at Northside Baptist Church with Clydell Chapman officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at the Vance family plot in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

The family of Frances Carrigan would like to express their thanks and gratitude for all the kind and loving care given by the staff of Emeritus at Sherwood Place. Special thanks to her private sitters: Lois Johnson, Sis Stucks, Jolinda Molina, Veronica Lopez, and Jennifer Debes. We also want to express our gratitude to all the nurses and staff of Compass Hospice. Thank you.

Arrangements by Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Odessa.

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Macky Warren Duncan
Dec 1, 1944 - May 28, 2010

Macky Warren Duncan, 65, of Corsicana passed away May 28, 2010.

He was born Dec. 1, 1944, in Mooresville, Ind. to Gerna Ellsworth Duncan Sr. and Evon Elma Poe Duncan. He enjoyed carpentary and loved to fish and play the lottery.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gerna and Evon Duncan; brothers, Billy Gene Duncan Sr. and Gerna Ellsworth Duncan Jr.

Survivors include his daughter, Tamara Duncan Alnaizy; twin brother, Jacky Loren Duncan; sister, Marilyn Louise Griffin; grandchildren, Bryant and Melissa and great grandchild Starley.

The family will have a memorial at a later date in Indiana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Corsicana Daily Sun


Grady G. Parsons
d. May 27, 2010

Corsicana — Grady G. Parsons, 64, of Powell passed away Thursday, May 27, 2010, at his residence. Services are pending.

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Fred Bell Matthews
June 22, 1917 - May 22, 2010

Fred Bell Matthews
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Fred Bell Matthews, 92, of Hermosa, S.D., died on Saturday, May 22, 2010, at a Rapid City, S.D., nursing home.

Fred was born June 22, 1917 at Spring Hill, Texas, to Fred and Ennis Audrey Matthews, the fourth of nine children. He attended school at Dawson through the sixth grade. When the Depression came, he went to work at his father’s slaughter house and meat market. After having typhoid fever, he had to learn to walk again.

His occupation was listed as cowboy on his draft card. He was assigned to Ellsworth AFB in 1943, met Gladys Steen and they were married Sept. 3, 1944. Fred was then shipped to Germany.

After the war, Fred did ranch work for Bingo Bangs at Belle Fourche, Bruce Betser at Rapid City, and then A.D. Miner at Hermosa. He went to work for Custer State Park as a buffalo skinner in 1954 and went on to become the park’s herdsman until his retirement.

Over the years he shot more than 4,000 head of buffalo. One shot was filmed in “How the West Was Won” with Fred shooting the buffalo that Henry Fonda pretended to shoot. Other films he was in include “Last Hunt” and “Return of a Man Called Horse.” Fred chose the site for the buffalo corrals and was instrumental in their development. In early 1960 he coordinated the annual buffalo roundup and auction. In 1986 Fred was inducted into the National Buffalo Hall of Fame. After retiring from Custer State Park in 1991, he traveled to various places setting up other buffalo corrals.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Matthews of Hermosa, S.D.; two sons, Fred (Dee) Matthews of Hermosa, S.D., and Robert (Kathi) Matthews of Buckeye, Ariz.; two daughters, Karen (Randall) Davis and JoDell (Craig) Nelson, both of Hermosa, S.D.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Jack Ross Matthews, Joe Kenneth Matthews, Dewey Davidson Matthews and Will Roy “Buck” Matthews; four sisters, Vestal Lee Matthews, Betty Bell Matthews, Edith June Matthews and Doris Clark; and his grandson, Tanner Ross Nelson.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City, S.D., and for one hour before services.

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Friday, May 28, at the funeral home with the Rev. Herb Cleveland officiating. Interment with military honors will take place at Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City, S.D.

A memorial has been established to the Hermosa Roping Club and the National Buffalo Association.

Arrangements by Kirk Funeral Home, Rapid City, S.D.

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Richard Carroll “Rick” Saunders
Nov 17, 1933 - May 19, 2010

Corsicana — Richard Carroll “Rick” Saunders, resident of Blooming Grove, passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, in Corsicana at the age of 76. Rick was born in Lone Cedar on Nov. 17, 1933. Due to an illness, he was unable to walk from age 4 1/2 to 9. He credited his loving parents and the staff at Scottish Rite Hospital with saving his life and helping him walk. When he accepted his Master Mason 50-year service pin, Rick said, “I joined at age 18. I got here as soon as I could.”

Rick attended school in Frost, Navarro College and The University of Texas. While at UT, he worked with computers in their earliest stages. This first job turned into a career. Rick managed computer systems for Associometrics Computing Co., S.H. Lynch & Co., and Navarro County.

Rick was a kind, giving, intelligent, and funny man. He was a member of Blooming Grove United Methodist Church, Blooming Grove Masonic Lodge, and was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. He will be missed by many. Those who love him are thankful for his life.

Survivors include Judy, his much-beloved wife of 52 years; daughter, Laurie Carol and her husband Elmer L. “Dusty” Ledbetter Jr. of Blooming Grove; son, Richard Glynn and wife Robyn of Blooming Grove; and daughter “Buffy” Lynn Saunders of League City; and grandsons, E. Lee Ledbetter III and Richard Thomas Saunders; other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 21, at the Blooming Grove United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with Masonic rites.

Memorials may be made to the Blooming Grove Masonic Lodge Building Fund, in care of Dewey Gordon or Prosperity Bank of Blooming Grove.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Nona Edna (Sterling) Brown
Feb 13, 1932 - May 20, 2010

Nona E. Brown, 78, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010, in Corsicana. She was born Feb. 13, 1932, in Wortham to John Allan Sterling and Lacy Chapman.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Henderson, Mike Henderson, Brian Henderson, Dana Williams, Don Clark and Casey Henderson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Brown; and sons, Jackie Brown and Wallace Brown.

Survivors include her daughters, Renata Brown of Friendswood, Pat Brewer of Mabank and Kathy Clark of Richland; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family thanks everyone involved in caring for Mrs. Brown.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Nona Edna Brown

Nona Edna Brown, 78 of Corsicana, passed away May 20, 2010. She was born February 13, 1932 in Wortham to John A. and Lacy Sterling.

She is survived by children Pat Brewer of Mabank, Kathy Clark of Richland, Renate Brown of Friendswood; 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by husband John Brown in 1981; sons Jackie Brown, Wallace Brown.

Visitation will be 3-5pm Saturday May 22, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 2pm Sunday May 23, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John F. Henderson, Mike Henderson, Brian Henderson, Dana Williams, Don Clark.


Eduardo Arredondo
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Eduardo Arredondo, 40, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, May 15, 2010. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
 

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Jerry Mac Aston
Feb 25, 1940 - May 22, 2010

Jerry Mac Aston
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Jerry Mac Aston, 70, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2010. He was born Feb. 25, 1940, in Corsicana to John Travis and Veola Aston.

He is survived by his children, Leisa Aston, Melissa Paramore, Mike Aston, Marsha Aston, Brian Aston and Michael Aston; brother, Randall Aston and wife Betty of Irving; sister, Joy Nell Bryson of Corsicana; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Aston; daughter, Theresa Ivey; and brother, Travis Haden.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 14, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 14, at Younger Cemetery in Silver City.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Carter C. Hart
July 9, 1924 - May 10, 2010

Carter C. Hart
Carter C. Hart was born July 9, 1924 in Cisco Texas, entered into eternal life on May 10, 2010 following a lengthy illness. Carter was born to James A. and Eula Carter Hart and raised along with 5 brothers and 3 sisters in the Alameda community. Carter was married on March 12, 1946 in Ranger, Texas to Joy Beardon and together they raised the five little Hart girls. Family was everything to Carter, second only to an abiding faith in his Lord and Savior.

His career spanned 60 years including early stints in farming, truck driving and building airplanes during World War II. He spent 35 years at Gulf Oil/Chevron working his way up fron diesel delivery to terminal management. Following his retirement from Chevron, he worked 14 years as a safety supervisor for Watkins Construction.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James A. and Eula Carter Hart; brothers, James, Jack, Glenn, Neil Don and RD; sisters, Foye Mahaffey and Beth Ragsdale. His beloved daughter Joan Marie who left this world at the age of 21 was surely rejoined with her daddy at moment he entered the kingdom of God.

Surviving Carter is his sweetheart, best friend and devoted wife of 64 years, Joy, his only survivng sibling his sister Wanda Ruth Donohue of Cowetta, Oklahoma and daughters, Carol Gilbert of Arlington, Rita Hart of Corsicana, LeeAnn Collins of Grand Prairie and Lana Warren of Humble, Texas. The husbands of his daughters automatically became sons to Carter. Those proud sons are Willy Gilbert, Bryan Collins and Ed Warren. He leaves behind 15 grandchildren, Carey, Tempy and Carter Gilbert, Caron and John Paul Crumley, Eric, Jason and Kristal Collins, Heather and Jeffery Reeves, Sean, Tonya, Joshua and Amanda Davault and Scott Willis. One of his greatest blessings was living long enough to meet his great grandchildren who will always remember "Great Papaw". Those 11 little blessings are; Keld Gilbert, Christian, Ava, Olivia, Zachary, Kaitlyn and Addison Collins, Anthony, Tyler, Nicholas and Chloe Davault.

Carter was an educated man with numerous certifications in mine, construction and oilfield safety. He had a desire to seek out information and was able to converse intelligently on almost any subject. His concern and love for this country lead to writing and publishing of his book a wake-up call to America entitled "The Age of Folly". At the time of his passing, he was working on his second book about the history of the Hart family.

His heart was pure and his belief in what was right and wrong was granite certain. Carter Hart was a man of great conviction willing to take a stand for his beliefs, faithful to his principals and dilegent in his worship and bible study. His infectious spirit was contagious - never meeting a stranger and never leaving anywhere without a new collection of friends. Carter Hart had a God giving gift of seeing the best in people, and thereby encouraging them to believe the best of themselves.

He loved the adventure of discovery and more so sharing his discoveries with those he cherished. All of his children, and grandchildren surely understood the thrill of a rock hunt, those long wandering "short-cuts", camping in the majesty of God's creations and thousands of miles logged in the back of various station wagons. We will each miss him until our last days and until then will carry the teachings, the laughter and the love that was and will be Carter Hart in each of us.

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Corsicana — Carter C. Hart, 85, of Corsicana passed away Monday, May 10, 2010. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 14, at Northside Baptist Church. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Rebecca Ann (Bayes) Griffin
Nov 6, 1947 - May 10, 2010

Becky Griffin
Rebecca Ann Griffin, 62, of Corsicana passed away Monday, May 10, 2010 in Corsicana. She was born November 6, 1947 in Waco to L.C. Bayes and Juanita Abernathy Bayes.
She is survived by mother, Juanita Marshall of Corsicana; daughter, Beth Griffin of Corsicana; brother, Bubba Bayes and wife Sheri of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by sister Sandy Price.
Visitation will be Wednesday, May 12th from 6-8pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2:00pm Thursday, May 13th at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Sam Dilbeck officiating.


William Leggott
1867 - Apr 12, 1940

Will Leggott Buried Here Saturday Afternoon
William Leggott, a highly esteemed former resident of south of Dawson, died at his home in Waco Friday at 6 p. m. and the funeral service was held at the Shiloh Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Lester Roloff. Burial was made in Dawson cemetery.
Mr. Leggott was 72 years of age, having been born in Shebance, Ill. He came to Texas at the age of 10, moving to Dawson in 1903, and remained here until 1938 when he moved to Waco. During those 35 years he was one of Dawson’s most prosperous and well liked farmers. For some twenty years he was a member of the Baptist church. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Madie Leggott, one son, G. E. Leggott, and a sister, Mrs. J. O. D. Crider.
Active pallbearers were H. D. Hale, Wilmer Poole, J. B. Hale, John Davis, Almer Renfro and R. V. Davis.

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  • Dawson Herald, Friday, April 19 1940
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

Donald Ray Poss
Aug 17, 1933 - Aug 9, 1966

Sunday Rites Will Be Held For Don Poss
Funeral services for Don Poss, 33, mayor of Barry, who died in Memorial hospital Friday, will be held from the Griffin Chapel Sunday at 2 p. m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bob Ingram, Murphysboro, Tenn.; Rev. Frank William, Ennis Methodist minister and Rev. Thad Son, pastor of the Barry Methodist church, of which he was a member.
Poss, a native of Athens, was an English teacher in Corsicana High School. He was a graduate of Navarro Junior College and North Texas Stat University. H had resided at Barry four years. He had been ill several months.
The educator was a veteran of the Korean campaign and was a member of the Barry Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are his wife, parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Poss, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Allen, all of Barry, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be James Ed Watson, Lowell Reed, Lee Pugh, Carroll Boswell, J. W. Taylor, Ernest Gilbert, Marvin Burns, Don Lindop and L. C. Perry. Honorary pallbearers will be the Corsicana High School faculty and the administrative staff of the Corsicana school system.

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Donald Loye Richardson
Sep 22, 1945 - Aug 11, 1966

Saturday Rites For Soldier Killed Aug. 11
Funeral services for Pfc. Donald L. Richardson, 20, the first Corsicanan Killed in Viet Nam, will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p. m.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Alvin L. Steen, pastor of the Third Avenue Baptist Church. Burial was in Restland Memorial Park. [Resthaven]
Pfc. Richardson was killed August 11 when struck by a fragment from a land mine.
The body arrived in Dallas Thursday morning and was brought to Corsicana by ambulance.
Richardson attended school in Corsicana but graduated from Hutchins High School. He was employed by the Safeway Store and also was a Corsicana Daily Sun newsboy. He attended Navarro Junior College.
The soldier was an Army medic and was in the 1st Infantry Division. He landed in Viet Nam March 26 after receiving basic training at Fort Polk, La. His wife is the former Glenda Lathern, a graduate of Corsicana High School.
Richardson enlisted October 11, 1865 and volunteered to go to Viet Nam.
A brother, Earl Richardson, US Army, Fort Hood, left Monday for Oakland, Calif, and was the military escort for his brother’s body on the plane trip.
He was employed at the Safeway store for 4½ and was an apprentice butcher, going to work at Safeway when 15 years of age.
Surviving are his young widow who is pregnant, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Ruby Richardson, Corsicana; father, H. N. Richardson, Texarkana; three brothers, Earl Richardson, Mesquite, USA, Fort Hood; Jimmy Richardson, Corsicana, USA, Fort Polk, La., and Ricky Richardson, Corsicana; grandmothers, Mrs. Era Turner and Mrs. Ethel Richardson, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Charles Back, Larry Back, Maurice Yielding, Butch Finley, Jimmy Whistler, Beauford Rash, Marvin Hall and Robbie Williams.

Note: Corsicana Daily Sun, Thursday, August 18, 1966

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Hold Services Soldier Killed In Viet Nam
Funeral services for Pfc. Donald L. Richardson, 20, first Corsicana killed in Viet Nam, were held Saturday at 2 p. m. from the Corley Chapel.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Alvin L. Steen, pastor of the Third Avenue Baptist Church. Burial was in Restland Memorial Park.
Pfc. Richardson was killed August 11 by a fragment from a land mine. The body arrived in Dallas Thursday morning by plane, accompanied by a brother, Earl Richardson, US Army, Fort Hood, who went to Oakland Monday for this mission.
He attended school in Corsicana and graduated from Hutchins High School and later attended Navarro Junior College. He was a former newsboy of the Corsicana Daily Sun and was employed several years at Safeway as an apprentice butcher.
He volunteered to go to Viet Nam and enlisted October 11, 1965.
Surviving are his young widow who is pregnant, mother, Mrs. Ruby Richardson, Corsicana; father, H. N. Richardson, Texarkana; three brothers, Earl Richardson, Mesquite, Fort Hood; Jimmy Richardson, Corsicana, US Army, Fort Polk, La., and Ricky Richardson, Corsicana; grandmothers, Mrs. Era Turner and Mrs. Ethel Richardson, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Charles Back, Larry Back, Maurice Yielding, Butch Finley, Jimmy Whistler, Beauford Rash, Marvin Hall and Robbie Williams.

Note: Corsicana Daily Sun, Saturday, August 20, 1966
Note: Son of Hughie Norman Richardson and Ruby Oma (Beene) Richardson; grandson of James Norman Richardson and Ethel Nannie (Hodge) Richardson; great-grandson of General Lafayette Richardson and Barbara Allen (Foster) Richardson
Submitted by Dana Stubbs


Vietnam War: US Military Casualties, 1856-1998
Name: Donald Loye Richardson
Birth Date: 22 Sep 1945
Death Date: 11 Aug 1966
Gender: Male
Age: 20
Race: Caucasian
Home City: Corsicana
Home State: Texas
Religion: Baptist
Marital Status: Married (Spouse Listed)
Citizen Status: U.S.
Death Date: 11 Aug 1966
Processed Date: Aug 1966
Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
Casualty Type: Hostile - Killed
Casualty Reason: Multi-Fragment Wounds
Casualty Air: Ground Casualty
Body Status: Body Recovered
Service Branch: Department of the Army
Component: Regular (RA, USN, USAF, USMC, USCG)
Military Grade: Corporal
Pay Grade: Private First Class (U.S. Army) or Airman First Class (U.S. Air Force) or Lance Corporal (U.S. Marine Corps) or Grade/Rate
Submitted by Dana Stubbs

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James Cornelius "Jim" Rahilly
May 6, 1864 - Feb 26, 1932

Out of Town Friends And Relatives Attend Rahilly Funeral

Out-of-town friends and relatives here Saturday for the funeral of the late James Rahilly were Mrs. Percell and Mr. and Mrs. George McKenzie of Ennis, and Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Gibbons, Mrs. Rod O'Connor, Miss Virginia Elms and Mrs. E. J. Elms of Dallas.

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James C. Rahilly Died Friday Night Burial Saturday

James C. Rahilly, aged 68 years, 112 South Twelfth Street, resident of Corsicana for 50 years and formerly a fireman on the Southern Pacific railroad, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Friday night at 9:40 o'clock and the funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The services wre conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local parish.

Mr. Rahilly was born in New Orleans.

Surviving is a sister, Miss Mary Rahilly, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Ed Childers, Buddy Wiggins, W.K. Steele, James A Mayes, George McKinzie, Ennis; and Jim Redden.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Michael Cornelius Rahilly
Nov 1, 1856 - Jan 20, 1930

FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD TUESDAY FOR MIKE RAHILLY

Funeral services for Mike C. Rahilly, aged 73, railroad flagman, who died at his home, 112 South Twelfth street, Monday morning at 2:30 o'clock, were held from the family residence Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. V. Graffeo, of the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Mr. Rahilly was born in Illinois, but had resided in Corsicana most of the time for the 44 years,
Surviving are one sister, Miss Mary Rahilly, and one brother, Jim Rahilly, both of Corsicana.

Active pallbearers were C. S. Morton, W. K. Steele, J. B. Redden, R. W. Wiggins, Ed Childress and E. K Sheehey.
Honorary pallbearers were T. F. Sullivan, E. C. Vaughan, P. Mayer, R. B. Molloy, B. A. McKenzie, J. A . Mays, L. A. Shook, C. B. Lewis, E.J. Elms, W, M. Wiggins, and all members of B. L. F. &. E. Lodge No.. 226, Ennls.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Mary L. Rahilly
June 4, 1865 - Oct 23, 1933
Funeral Services Miss Mary Rahilly Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Miss Mary Rahilly, 58, long time resident of Corsicana, who died in Dallas Monday night at 8 o'clock after an illness of 9 weeks, were held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock with interment in the family plot in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Monseignor V. Graffeo of the local parish.

Miss Rahilly resided at 102 S. Twelfth Street many years with her brothers the late Mike and Jim Rahilly.

Pallbearers were Buddie Wiggins, James Redden, Mc. McKenzie of Ennis, C.S. Carrington, Thomas Wiggins and Kirk Steele.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home



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