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Beatrice "Bea" May Larsen
Feb 21, 1925 - July 24, 2011

Beatrice (Bea) May Larsen, 86 of Corsicana, passed away July 24, 2011 in Corsicana. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2011 at Calvary Worship Center. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Calvary Worship Center with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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John R. Carter
Oct 10, 1943 - July 24, 2011

John R. Carter, resident of Frost, passed away Sunday afternoon, July 24, 2011 at his residence at the age of 67. He was born Oct. 10, 1943 in Monroe, Michigan to Glen Carter and Josephine Elsie Dinsmoore Carter.

John was retired from Ford Motor Company where he was a machine operator on an assembly line. He and his wife Sharon had been residents of Navarro County in the Frost community after moving here from Taylor, Mich. in 2003.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Johnny Carter Oxley and Michael Anthony Stuermer.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Sharon Carter of Frost; three daughters and four sons. Mr. Carter had 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving him are his brothers, Thomas Carter and Jim Carter, and sisters Joan Miller, Darlene Bolander, and Joy Oz, with a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will have a time from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home for family and friends to pay their respects.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Lorene Elizabeth (Prince) Coffeyv
Apr 10, 1915 - July 24, 2011

Mrs. Lorene Elizabeth Coffey died Sunday, July 24, 2011 at the Baytown Rehabilitation Center. Lorene was a Baytown resident for the previous ten years. She was born April 10, 1915 in Purdon to John and Nettie Prince.

She married James Cornelius Coffey in 1931 in Corsicana where she resided until moving to Baytown.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers and two sisters.

Lorene is survived by sons James C. Coffey and wife Karen, of Baytown, and Harold D. Coffey and wife Nan of Van. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2011 in Corsicana under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. James Coffey and Rev. Roy Clute officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Coffey, Jerry Coffey, Kazen Coffey, DeWitt Coffey, Patrick Coffey, and David Strickland.

The family would like to express deep appreciation to the staff at Baytown Rehabilitation Center and Hospice Compassus. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Compassus, 1610 James Bowie Dr., Suite A105, Baytown, Texas 77520.

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Mattie Dell (Baird) Short
Feb 23, 1922 - July 24, 2011

Mattie Dell Short, former resident of Frost, passed away Sunday morning, July 24, 2011 at Ennis Regional Medical Center at the age of 89. She was born Feb. 23, 1922 in Aquilla, Texas to Robert D. and Elizabeth Gilmore Baird.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband James J. (Pat) Short on April 25, 1968.

Survivors include her son, Lynn Short of Frost; a niece, Bettye Baird Keathley of Waco; great niece, Kathy Dianne Cawthron and husband Richard of Bastrop; great-great nieces Delaney and Savanah Cawthron; and one cousin, Benny C. Baird of Bellmead.

Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2011 in the chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Grady Cashion of First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove officiating.

Following the service burial will take place at the Frost Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Todd McGraw, Pedro Hernandez, Tony Sanders, Jeff Moore, Elbert Butler, Jimmy Mitchell, Jimmy Hooser, and James Hooser.

The family requests that anyone wishing to make memorials please do so to the Frost Cemetery Association, Box F, Frost Texas 76641.

Arrangements under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mary Lou Paul
July 24, 2011

Mary Lou Paul, 90 of Kerens, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Survivors include her son, Charles Paul of Kerens; daughters, Stella Sanders of Arkansas and Mini Lou Combs of Abilene; brother, James Wilson of Corsicana; grandchildren, Justin Paul, Buster Paul, Christopher Sanders, Bill Combs and Jim Combs; great grandchildren, Kody Sanders, C.J. Sanders, James R. Combs II, Brian Combs, Hannah Combs and Evyonna Combs; great great grandchildren, Lilly Grace Combs and Landon James Combs.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leslie Byrd officiating. Interment will follow in the Long Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Justin Paul, Buster Paul, Jim Combs, Bill Combs, Don Combs, Danny Combs and Kody Sanders.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Lois Edith (Tomerlin) Burrows
April 21, 1917 - July 20, 2011

Lois Edith Burrows, 94, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Methodist Hospital in Dallas. Visitation with the family will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gregg Headley officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Burrows, Mrs. Lois Edith Age 94, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Methodist Hospital in Dallas. She was born April, 21, 1917 to Mae and Nathaniel Tomerlin in Rome, Texas. She was a member of Gospel Lighthouse Church in Dallas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nathaniel and Mae Tomerlin; twelve siblings; and granddaughter, Vickie Daniel. She is survived by her daughter Betty Kinsey and husband Frank; grandson, Joe Daniel and wife Holley; two step-grandsons, Jeff Kinsey and wife Barbara, and William Kinsey; great-grandson, Charley Daniel II; step-great-grandson, Jason Kinsey; and two step-granddaughters, Angelia and Olivia Kinsey. Visitation with the family will be held at 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Gregg Headley officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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  • Published in Dallas Morning News on July 22, 2011

Elbert Adam Jones Sr.
About 1917 - July 15, 2011

Elbert Adam Jones Sr., 94, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, July 15, 2011, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Eastside Church of Christ located at 906 E. 13th Ave., Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


 

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Joann (Finney) Stephenson
July 31, 1931 - July 21, 2011

Joann Finney Stephenson passed away peacefully at her home July 21, 2011 after a brief illness. She was able to remain at home throughout her illness with the aid of Cedar Lake Hospice and her caregivers, Dorothy and Terri Anderson. She was born July 31, 1931 in Lincoln, Neb. She graduated high school in Lincoln, and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (where she met her husband) with a degree in education. She enjoyed card games, bridge and reading. In later years she became an avid Texas Rangers fan. She was thoughtful, and always a good resource for general knowledge questions. If she didn’t know the answer, she had a book (before the Internet) to find the answer.

She was preceded in death in 1982 by her husband of 29 years, James Patterson Stephenson Sr. (University of Nebraska degree in pharmacy, founder of P&S Pharmacy in Corsicana), her mother Ruth Becker Finney, and father George H. Finney of Lincoln, Neb.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathryn Stephenson Campbell and husband Dale K. Campbell M.D. of Corsicana, and son, James Patterson Stephenson Jr. and wife Melody Stephenson of Tool, Texas, as well as her sister Joyce Norris and husband Joe of Champaign, Ill., and brother Richard Finney and wife Helen of Paradise, California. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Ellen Campbell and Brian Campbell of Dallas.

Visitation with the family will be 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011 with a memorial service immediately following at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana.

A private family graveside service will be held earlier Saturday morning.

Memorials can be made to First United Methodist Church of Corsicana (stained glass window fund), or First Baptist Church of Tool, Texas.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Dorys (Greenlee) Lyttle
Sept 9, 1918 - Oct 28, 1971

Graveside rites and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Younger Cemetery for Mrs. Doris Lyttle, 53, who died Oct. 29, in Los Angeles, Calif., where she resided. The Rev. B.W. Johnson will officiate. Griffin Funeral Home will conduct.

The body will arrive from California late Tuesday night.

Mrs. Lyttle is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Greenlee of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Christine Jayroe of Corsicana and Mrs. Vivian Michaels of Dallas; and two brothers, Charles and Robert Greenlee, both of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Edgar, Donnie Greenlee, Danny Michaels, H.B. Curington, Steve Congleton and T.W. Congleton.

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Robert Anthony "Tony" Ruiz
Feb 18, 1954 - July 14, 2011

Robert Anthony Ruiz departed this life on July 14, 2011 and was taken from us too soon.

Known as “Tony” to everyone who knew him, Tony was born in Biloxi, Miss. on Feb. 18, 1954. He was the first son of Homero “Peppy” and Iona Ruiz. Tony graduated from Biloxi High School in 1972.

Tony’s first job was selling newspapers at Keeler Airforce Base in Biloxi, and he continued on with sales when he started working at JCPenney in Biloxi in 1972. He had a long career with JCPenney, advancing to store manager of Corsicana in 1998. He was a member of the Lions Club in Corsicana while he was the manager. He took early retirement from JCPenney’s in 2003 after 31 years.

Tony’s true passion in life was a love for the outdoors and all that it entails. Deer and turkey hunting, and all kinds of fishing filled his life with friends and family from Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and most recently Texas. Through his close friends, Armin and Randy Piel he discovered West Texas and spend some of his happiest days in the hills surrounding Iraan, at the “deer lease.” He so enjoyed his latest position working in the gun department at Gander Mountain in Corsicana, getting to talk about a subject so close to his heart.

Tony came from a large family that includes eight brothers and sisters. With a desire to start a family of his own in 1982, he married who he always referred to as his “lovely bride Pam.” Tony and Pam welcomed their only child Jamie a year later. He took his daughter Jamie on hunting and fishing trips and never missed out on the fact that he didn’t have a son to share it with.

Throughout his life, Tony fought several serious bouts with cancer and was known to all who knew him as a fighter. If you ask any person who knew Tony, they would say he was a great guy who would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it, always the first one to try and help in any way he could.

Tony was preceded in death by his mother Iona Smith; step-mother Arlene Ruiz and nephew Joshua Harmic.

Tony is survived by his wife Pam Ruiz; daughter, Jamie Starr and husband Brandon and first grandson Wyatt who is due in November; father Peppy Ruiz and step-mother Jane Ruiz; brothers Lavon Staten and wife Veronica, Ricky Ruiz and wife Sharon, Shawn Dickinson and wife Karen and Taino Ruiz; sisters Aloma Mello and husband Mark, Belinda Zitko and husband Mike, Kim Broderick and husband Mannie, and Desiree Woroner and husband Chris, as well as 29 nieces and nephews and 32 great-nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Leah Hidde-Gregory officiating.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011 before the memorial service..

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Laura Mae (Patrick) Farmer
Jan 5, 1915 - Jul 16, 1971

Farmer

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Farmer, 56, longtime Corsicana resident, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel. She died Friday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. A. T. Ilseng and the Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery with nephews as pallbearers.

She is survived by seven daughters, Frances, Willetta and Barbara Farmer, Mrs. Emma Christian and Mrs. Sandra Youngblood, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Rita Benson of Dallas, and Mrs. Elizabeth Armstrong of Palacios; four sons, Dwayne Farmer of Corsicana; Thomas Farmer of LaMarque; Jessie Farmer of Indianapolis, Ind., and Edward Farmer of Gelet, Wyo.; 20 grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Ruby Thomas, Mrs. Nellie Brown and Mrs. Minnie Bentley, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ellen Bentley of Hereford; two brothers, John Patrick of Corsicana, and Billy Patrick of Palestine; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Clarence Johnson
Jul 25, 1904 - Jul 30, 1975

Clarence Johnson

Services are pending with Griffin Funeral Home for Clarence Johnson, 71, of Corsicana who died this morning. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bonnie Johnson of Corsicana; one son, G. W. Johnson of King William, Va.; one brother, Paul Johnson of Hurst; five sisters, Mrs. Ethel Adams of Tahoka, Mrs. Thoie Young of Wilson, Mrs. Cretia Gates of Winters, Mrs. Ruby Busher of Ballenger and Mrs. Mary Holt of Houston; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Clarence Johnson

Services are set for 3 p.m. Friday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Clarence Johnson of Corsicana, 71, who died Wednesday. The Revs. Charles Pringle and Ken Goode will officiate, and burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, one son, one brother, five sisters, one stepson, Bobby Walker of Wichita Falls; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Don Steely, Allan Thomas, Billy Pickett, Fred Bone, Ronnie H. Voss, and Troy Sykes.

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Susan Emily (Jordan) Tadlock
Aug 5, 1851 - Apr 28, 1931

Body Aged Quanah Woman Brought Here Be Buried Dresden

Mrs. S. E. Tadlock, aged 79 years, died at Quanah Tuesday and the body arrived in Corsicana Wednesday morning at 11:15 o'clock on the Southern Pacific Lines passenger train. Funeral services were conducted at the Dresden cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. A. C. Carraway, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church here.
Surviving are four sons, W. T. Tadlock and M. B. Tadlock both of Quanah; L. D. Tadlock, Wichita Falls, and S. M. Tadlock; two daughters, Mrs. A. J. Johnson, Purdon, and Mrs. E. L. Barrett, Oklahoma City.
The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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Lillie Dora (Berry) Fulton-Talley
Sep 7, 1886 - Jul 11, 1972

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Nellie Ethel Fulton
Jan 18, 1901 - July 11, 1972

Mrs. Talley, Miss Fulton

Double funeral services were scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel for a mother and daughter who both died Tuesday.
Funeral rites were to be held for Mrs. Lillie Fulton Talley, 85, who died early Tuesday in Memorial Hospital, and her daughter, Miss Nell Fulton, who died about 5 p.m. Tuesday at Evergreen Nursing Home.
The Rev. Charles Pringle, pastor of Westside Baptist church, and the Rev. Mickey Loftis, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, were to officiate with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

Pallbearers were to be grandsons of the mother and nephews of the daughter.
Mrs. Talley, a native of Palo Pinto County, was a longtime Corsicana resident as was her daughter, who was born at Frost. Miss Fulton was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Mrs. Talley is survived by one other daughter, Mrs. J.C. Osborne of Highlands; three sons, Sam, Robert M. and Jim Fulton, all of Corsicana; a brother, Edgar Berry of Waco; a sister, Mrs. Maudie Jones of Athens; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Miss Fulton's survivors are the one sister, three brothers, one uncle, and one aunt, and several nieces and nephews.

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Lillie Maybell "Belle" (Roberts) Cobb
Feb 13, 1886 - Aug 1, 1947

PLAN SUNDAY RITES FOR MRS. D. S. COBB;
BURIAL AT DRESDEN

Mrs. D. S. Cobb, aged 61 years, Route 1, Blooming Grove, died Friday while visiting at Longview.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Dresden Methodist church. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Clark.
Surviving are her husband, D.S. Cobb, Blooming Grove; five sisters, Mrs. Mary West, Prairie Hill; Mrs. I. D. Smith and Mrs. Sallie Carroll, both of Longview:
Mrs. Effie Herod, Houston, and Mrs. Nancy Massey, Goldsmith, and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.
Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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DRESDEN SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. D.S. COBB
Funeral services for Mrs. D. S. Cobb, aged 61 years, of Blooming Grove, who died at Longview while visiting relatives Friday, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Dresden Methodist church. Interment was in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Clark. Surviving are her husband, D. S. Cobb, Blooming Grove; five sisters, Mrs. Mary West, Prairie Hill; Mrs. I. D. smith and Mrs. Sallie Carroll, both of Longview; Mrs. Effie Herod, Houston, and Mrs. Nancy Massey, Goldsmith, and other relatives. Nephews were pallbearers. Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Mrs. Cobb's Rites Held

CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 3. - Rites for Mrs. D.S. Cobb, 61, Blooming Grove, who died Friday while visiting at Longview, were held Sunday afternoon at Dresden, near here. Surviving are her husband; five sisters, Mrs. Mary West, Prairie Hill; Mrs. I.D. Smith and Mrs. Sallie Carroll, both of Longview; Mrs. Effie Herod, Houston, and Mrs. Nancy Massey, Goldsmith.

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Deborah Darleen Demaree
Mar 25, 1954 - Sep 1, 1970

Karon Lynne Demaree
Sep 10, 1955 - Aug 31, 1970

Demaree Sisters
Services Held

FROST (Spl.)-Double funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church for Deborah Darlene Demaree, 16, and Karon Lynne Demaree, 14, who were killed in a car accident in Phoenix., Ariz., on Aug. 31, en route to California to visit their father. The Rev. Walter Goodnight officiated.
Burial was in the Frost Cemetery with services conducted by the McCormick Funeral Home.
They are survived by their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Larry F. Travis of Dallas; their father, Billy L. Demaree of Calif.; two brothers, John Henry Demaree of California, and Daniel Perry Demaree of Dallas; and their maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dunagan of Frost.

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Nolan Jackson Dockery Sr
Apr 22, 1926 - July 18, 2011

Nolen Jackson Dockery, Sr. , age 85 of Ennis, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2011. A retired homebuilder and rancher, Nolen was born in Navarro County April 22, 1926 to Pierce and Myrtle Berryhill Dockery. He attended schools in Emhouse and Corsicana. Nolen served in the US Army as a PFC, a Combat Veteran in WW II in the Philippines from Sept 11, 1944 to Nov. 26, 1946. He worked in the cotton factory and for the Gas Company. Nolen married the deceased Doris Sharp Butler and received 3 wonderful children, Ronnie, Mickey and Beverly Butler. Then he married the deceased Floy Jean Harris Davis and added 2 more children Joellen and Tommy Davis. In 1967 he had his ‘special son' "Jack", together Nolen and Floy founded the Navarro County Association for Retarded Citizens. In 1988 he married Madelyn Becker Long and has enjoyed 3 more children Keith Long, Sheryn Harris and Sharmyn Foitek and now 15 grandchildren. Nolen was a member of St. John Catholic Church of Ennis, the Knights of Columbus, VFW, and Golden Crusaders.

Survivors include his son Jack, and wife, Madelyn as well sister-in–law Penney Dockery and her family. His parents and brothers, Leonard, Vernon, and Johnnie Dockery predeceased him.

Pallbearers: Ron Butler, Mickey Butler, Michael Paschal, Keith Long, Garry Harris and James Foitek. Honorary Pallbearers: Nolen ‘Jack'son, Jr. and Lester Easley, Jim Williams, and Robert Boyd.

In lieu of flowers please donate to, Holy Angels Residential Facility, 10450 Ellerbee Road, Shreveport, LA 71106; St. Jude's Hospital, Memphis,TN; or to the charity of your choice.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. with a Rosary at 7 P.M. on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel in Ennis.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 A.M. on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at St. John Catholic Church in Ennis with Father John Dick as celebrant. Interment will be held at 2:30 P.M. at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.

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Doyle Waldo
Apgil 27, 1931 - Aug 12, 2011

Doyle Waldo, 80, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2011.

He was born to Ethel M. (Taden) Waldo on April 27, 1931 in Arkansas. Doyle loved music, going to the lake and eating ice cream.

Survivors include his America Habilitation Services Family.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, with the funeral service following at 7 p.m. in the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel in Ennis.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 800 S. Kaufman, Ennis.

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Melvin A. Riley
Aug 10, 1935 - Aug 8, 2011

Melvin A. Riley went very peacefully to meet Jesus on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, after a brief fight against lung cancer. He was born Aug. 10, 1935, in Grandview to Joseph and Ada Pearl Riley. He lived in Blooming Grove 27 years before moving to Mildred, where he spent his golden years.

He was a self-employed general contractor for over 25 years, engaged in roofing, house leveling, remodeling and even building one house. He was kept busy in the Navarro County community by repeated business. He was called the “biggest little guy” some had ever known. He garnered great respect from all who knew him with a sweet disposition, love and value of his family and friends, and with a smile that endeared him to all. He will be remembered and treasured by all who knew him.

He was married to his first wife, Leta Riley, for 25 years, and then wedded Reba Riley in 2006. Reba and Melvin had dated briefly in 1955. After meeting again and falling deeply in love, they were married after a brief courtship, believing from the beginning that “God had saved the best for the last.”

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ada Pearl Riley; wife, Leta Riley; sisters, Juanita Massey and Ethel Lee; brothers, David, Billy Joe, Eugene, Charles and J.W. Riley; and a granddaughter, Leah Sartor.

He is survived by his wife, Reba; children, James Dawson Joles, Jerri Joles, Charles Joles, Sone Joles, Daisy Hasten, “Charlie” Gary Wayne Hutchison; grandchildren, Mae Lyn, Daniel and Jeremy Joles, Sarah Boehler, and Laurel Driver; siblings, James and Maggie Riley, Leon Riley and Darlene Barham; and five great-grandchidlren.

Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan Layne officiating.

Burial will follow at Post Oak Cemetery in Malakoff, Texas. Pallbearers are Charles Joles, Jeremy Joles, Obid Lee Massey, Amos Massey, Jerry Wayne Massey and Steve Hart Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Daniel Joles, James Dawson Joles and Bobby Hart Sr.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Christon Wayne Whitfield
About 1974 - Aug 7, 2011

Christon Wayne Whitfield, 37, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at the V.A. Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at Scott Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Woodland Cemetery, with interment immediately following. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mark James Hoeschele
Apr 18, 1967 - Aug 9, 2011


Mark James Hoeschele, 44, of Corsicana passed away Aug. 9, 2011. He was born April 18, 1967 in Oak Ridge, Tenn. to James and Joyce Hoeschele. Dr. Hoeschele was a physician with Limestone Medical Center in Groesbeck from 2009-2010, he also practiced medicine at Ellis County Family Medicine in Ennis since January.

He is survived by his wife, Michele Shaw Hoeschele of Corsicana; parents James Hoeschele and Audra of Michigan and Joyce Hoeschele of Michigan; children, Jenna Hoeschele of Houston, James Hoeschele of Corsicana, Jessica Hoeschele of Houston, Bailey Shaw of Corsicana, T.J. Rose of Corsicana and Stephanie Rose of Dallas; two sisters, Lisa Abraham and husband Tom, and Heidi McInerney and husband Dr. Stephen McInerney; two brothers, Todd Hoeschele and John David Hoeschele and wife, Robin; mother-in-law Fran Bever and Ralph Henderson of Malakoff; sister-in-law Laura Simmons of Mesquite; brother-in-law Mark and Pam Bever of Richardson; nieces and nephews, Jessie and Angie Simmons of Rockwall, Lee Simmons of Mesquite, Taylor and Lindsey Bever of Richardson and many other nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Bever, Jessie Simmons, Lee Simmons, Dr. Ron Rodriguez, Dr. Raymond Blair and T.J. Rose.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Naomi Goldesberry
Unknown - June 26, 2011

A memorial service to honor the life of Naomi Goldesberry will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3308 N. Beaton St., Corsicana.

Naomi passed away June 26, 2011 in Plano, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Ray Goldesberry. She and Ray moved from West Texas to Corsicana in the mid ‘50s. They were life long devoted members of Wesley United Methodist Church and owned and operated Roy’s Café for several years.

Mrs. Goldesberry is survived by her sister, Mary Ruth Kopelson of Florida, as well as son, Roger Goldesberry of Dallas and daughter, Karen Bailey and husband, Charles of Washington, D.C. Surviving grandchildren are Patrick and Matthew Bailey, Dan and Kari Goldesberry and Margo Shearer. Great-grandchildren are Parx and Josh Shearer, Reid and Clay Grady.

The family requests donations, in lieu of flowers, be made to Wesley United Methodist Church or to the American Diabetes Association — Always and Forever Memorial and Honor Program, Attention: ADA Web, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720 or phone (800) 342-2383.

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Edward Johnson
Oct 26, 1944 - Aug 9, 2011

In honor of the life of Edward Johnson, a memorial service will be held at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2011.

Ed was born Oct. 26, 1944 in Starkville, Miss. to Paul and Jewel Johnson, both of whom preceded him in death, along with sister Jean Johnson Shadix.

During his lifetime, Ed proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. In 1963, he married Darlene Fowler Johnson, to whom he was married 48 years and had two beloved children. Most share their best memories of Ed during the time spent hunting, fishing and being on the baseball field with him. Throughout the duration of his life, Ed served as a faithful employee, dedicated baseball coach, loyal friend, and a constant source of humor and encouragement to all those that he came into contact with.

Ed passed away the morning of Aug. 9, 2011, leaving behind wife, Darlene; his daughter Lisa Jock; his son and daughter-in-law, Damon and Michelle Johnson; five grandchildren, Colby Jock, Cassidy Jock, Bre Johnson, Rylee Johnson, and Brayden Johnson; brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Ann Johnson, along with numerous other family members and friends.

Ed’s humble spirit and inexhaustible humor will be missed by both his friends and family, and although he is with us only in spirit, Ed has left an imprint upon the lives of everyone he has ever come into contact with and will be deeply missed.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to The Ed Johnson Memorial for the Benefit of Corsicana Youth Baseball Association, located at Citizens National Bank, 400 West Collin, Corsicana, Texas.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Ed Johnson, 66, of Corsicana, passed away Aug. 9, 2011. Memorial service will be 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Dovie Lenora (Jackson) Washburn
May 18, 1918 - Aug 6, 2011

Dovie Washburn, 93, of Hurst, passed away Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, in the Bishop Davies Nursing Center in Hurst. Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at Paschal Funeral Home with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Internment will be in the Kerens Cemetery. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Rose Ann "Rosie" (Saunders) Kuta-Saunders
Sep 6, 1953 - Aug 6, 2011

Rosie Saunders went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday August 6, 2011 Rosie loved her family and friends to the fullest. She grew up in Kerens untill she moved away for awhile and moved back to start a successful graphics business.

Rosie is preceded in death by her parents, Buddy and Mary Glenn Saunders.

Rosie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Nikki Kuta of Kerens; grandson, A.J. Kuta of Kerens; sister and brother-in-law Kay and Rusty Baxter of Beckville, Tx.; two brothers, Joe Saunders of Kerens and Robert Saunders of Duncanville, Tx.; host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Paschal Funeral Home.

Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 9th at Paschal Funeral Home. Rev. Ernest Betts officiating with burial to follow in the Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Clay Saunders, Jimmy Saunders, David Saunders, Jeffery Saunders, J. R. Baxter and Kaell Mullen.

The family would like thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers through this tough time. They would also like to thank the nurses and caregivers Odyssey Healthcare/Hospice.

Memorials may be made to the Odyssey Healthcare/Hospice 2001 Bates Dr. Waxahachie, Tx. 75165

Paschal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Pattie Rue (Ford) McCarter
Sep 15, 1918 - Aug 4, 2011

Corsicana — Pattie Rue McCarter passed away Aug. 4, 2011, peacefully with family and friends surrounding her at Heritage Oaks West, Corsicana. She was born Sept. 15, 1918 in Purdon to Bertha Mae Williams and Carey Alford Ford Sr. Pattie married Jim O. McCarter on Aug. 11, 1934.

Pattie was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 63 years, Jim O. McCarter, and daughter-in-law Sandra L. Sheets McCarter.

She is survived by her son, Jim A. McCarter and wife Martha of Corsicana; sister, Valero Garner of Garland; grandchildren, Michael McCarter of Corsicana, Kimberly Ann McDonald and husband Jimmy of Hutto, Texas, Kristin Kelly Bell and husband Brett of Purdon; step-grandchildren Susan and Ed Williamson of Corsicana, Polly and John Wynn of Chapel Hill; great-grandchildren, Tyler McDonald of Lubbock, Tanner and Tucker McDonald of Hutto, Caitlin McCarter of Chandler, Sadie Leigh McCarter of Aledo, Karley Davis and Kelton and Keegan Bell of Purdon; seven step-great-grandchildren; and four step-great-great-granchildren.

She worked in the nursing field while living in Houston during World War II and after returning to Corsicana, she worked for Texas Miller Hat Factory for 32 years and loved working on the farm and ranch in Navarro Mills. She was a member of the Eastern Star for over 50 years and she was also a member of the Wesley Methodist Church since 1947, and attended Navarro Mills Baptist Church when unable to attend her home church. She will be missed by her many friends of Heritage Oaks Family of the last 18 months.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glenn Benefield and Rev. Sandra Pierce officiating.

Burial will follow at Younger Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael McCarter, Jimmy McDonald, Tyler McDonald, Tanner McDonald, Brett Bell and Joe Kand.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Verna Dean "Butter Bean" (Prescott) Nelson
Sep 14, 1913 -May 14, 2011

Verna Dean "Butter Bean" Nelson, 97, of Blooming Grove, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2001, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2011, at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Olive Grove Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with Pastor Aubrey Hart officiating. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Jennie Anna (Grant) Grant
Nov 13, 1873 - Feb 14, 1932

BELL POINT
EMMETT, Feb. 25.—(Spl.)
—After an illness of several months, the Emmett community was shocked to learn that Mrs. Jennie Grant had passed away Sunday afternoon about 2:30 o'clock. She was born in Tennessee, Nov. 13, 1873, and was at the time of her death 58 years, three months and one day of age. She was married to John C. Grant in 1891.
They moved to Texas in 1892 and had 1ived in and around this section ever since. To this union 13 children were born, of which nine are living. She is survived by her husband, John C. Grant; four daughters, Mrs. Flo Brooks, Mrs. Pearl Herrin, Miss Essie Grant, all of Frost, and Mrs. Henry Bennett of Grandview, and five sons, Otis, Robert, Howard and Paul Grant, all of Frost, and Morris Grant, of the United States navy; and 14 grandchildren. She has two sisters, Mrs. Ed Clark of Little Elm, and Mrs. Will Syeris of Beaumont; and four brothers, Bobbie Grant of Little Elm, Bennie Grant of Oregon, Clifford Gant of California, and Arthur Grant of Mobeetie, Texas. She was buried in the Emmett cemetery last Tuesday afternoon and Rev. D. P. Cagle of Frost conducted the funeral services at the Emmett church. Pallbearers were Sam Pevehouse, Fred and Royce Walker, Charlie Green, Ed Butler, Bill Anderson, Andy Davis, Charlie Bowen.

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Rev. Nathan Earl Kelly Sr.
About 1955 - July 27, 2011

Rev. Nathan Earl Kelly Sr., 56, of Lorena, Texas and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Visitation will be noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Corsicana with Rev. Darrell Abercrombie officiating and Rev. Aubrey Hart as eulogist. Burial will be in Woodland Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.


 

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Fred Watson Jr.
About 1927 - Aug 1, 2011

Fred Watson Jr., 84, resident of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 at Heritage Oaks West Nursing Center. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 at Thirteenth Avenue Christian Church with Pastor Clyde Chambers officiating and Pastor Charles Kelley as eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Betty (Gordon) Norvell
Mar 9, 1917 - Aug 2, 2011

Betty Gordon Norvell, age 94, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 in Dallas. She was born March 9, 1917 in Tullahoma, Tenn. to James and Norma Hutson Gordon.

Betty’s formative years were spent in Tullahoma, Tenn. She married Carl Norvell in 1938, always saying he chased all of her other boyfriends away. Carl served in the Army, they owned a restaurant in Atlanta, and they lived in Warm Springs, Ga. where Carl managed the kitchen and dining room for the Georgia Warm Springs Foundatin during the years President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a frequent visitor. They lived in Griffin, Ga. until the mid-1960’s where Carl — with Betty’s assistance — managed the Elks Club in Griffin. It was then he took a position with Holiday Inn to manage the new Inn being built in Corsicana, Texas. While the Inn was being built, he managed a Holiday Inn in Findley, Ohio. Betty lived in Texas for 45 years, saying she spent more years of her life there than any other place. She called it home. Betty was known by her many friends for her sense of humor and her adventurous spirit. In her younger years, Betty was a pilot and a champion amateur golfer, and remained an avid sports fan and a loyal follower of the local sports teams. She was a long time member of the Oak Cliff Presbyterian Church in Dallas. She and her husband Carl were both interested in theater organ music, Cal having served as president of the National Theater Organ Association for several years, and also being part of a small group who worked to rebuild “Mighty Mo,” the beautiful theater organ still being used in the Fabulous Fox Theater in Atlanta, Ga. Her family and many friends will miss her with, charm, fabulous stories and lovable personality that made being with her a pleasure for all who knew her.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband Carl Norvell of Dallas, and sister Kathryn Potter of Corsicana.

She is survived by her goddaughter Sabra Zautke and husband Mike of Warm Springs, Ga., cousins Judy Keith and husband J.B. of Denton, Martha Snavely of Jackson, Miss. and many friends.

Graveside services will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 at 11 a.m. under the direction of Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana, with Rev. Clay Allard, minister of Oak Cliff Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas, officiating.

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Lurene "Frenchie" (French) Green
Nov 17, 1921 - Aug 1, 2011

Mrs. Lurene Green, affectionately known as “Frenchie” to her friends, age 89, of Corsicana passed away on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 in Corsicana. She was born Nov. 17, 1921 in Purdon, Texas to the late Radney Lee and Ruthe Ioan French. She was married to the late Emmett O. Green and will be laid to rest beside him at Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

She was employed by Navarro County Electric Coop Inc. in 1945 and worked there 43 years before retiring in 1989.

She played the piano for the Methodist Church at Alliance Hall Community before joining Navarro Mills Baptist Church in 1992 where she was very active until her health deteriorated.

She was active in the Rebekah’s, holding several offices, most recently as treasurer. She was initiated on June 8, 1948 and was a Past Noble Grand.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at Navarro Mills Baptist Church with the Rev. Brian Simon officiating. Interment will be in Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mrs. Lurene Green, affectionately known as “Frenchie” to her friends, age 89, of Corsicana passed away on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 in Corsicana. She was born on Nov. 17, 1921 in Purdon, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at Navarro Mills Baptist Church with the Rev. Brian Simon officiating. Interment will be in Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

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James Michael O'Brien
June 15, 1964 - July 30, 2011

Mr. James Michael O’Brien, age 47, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born June 15, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois to Thomas and Juliane Seelig O’Brien.

James was a member of the Cowboy Church of Ennis. He was preceded in death by a brother, William O’Brien, who was killed in action in Iraq.

He is survived by his wife, Judy O’Brien; a daughter, Emma Cheyenne Marie O’Brien; father, Thomas O’Brien; mother, Juliane O’Brien; three brothers, Robert O’Brien, Daniel O’Brien and John O’Brien; a sister, Michelle Nolan; and 11 nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 at the Cowboy Church of Ennis with Bro. Michael Howard and Bro. Edward Ricks officiating. Burial will follow at Rice Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Davis, Justin Davis, Dalton Davis, John Matous, Bennie Foster and Bobby McBride.

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Starling Seaton
Mar 25, 1930 - July 27, 2011

Starling Seaton, 81, of Blooming Grove, Texas, passed away July 27, 2011 at his residence. He was born March 25, 1930 in Bennets Corners, Ohio.

He was a loving husband and father, and a good provider. He wanted everyone to remember the good times.

Survivors include his wife, Bettie Seaton of Blooming Grove; three daughters, Vickie Henry of Duncanville, Wendy Mann of Walkill, NY, and Vonnie Vandergriff of Blooming Grove; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial service for Starling Seaton will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 at Kingdom Hall, Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1816 Phife Road, Corsicana.
 

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Gayle (Neeley) Crawford
Oct 19, 1934 - July 30, 2011

Gayle Neeley Crawford passed away peacefully at home on July 30, 2011 in Corsicana, Texas. Gayle was the first born to Patsy and Al Neeley on Oct. 19, 1934 in El Paso, Texas. The family later moved to Dallas University Park, where they remained. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her son Russell Crawford; mother Patsy Evans Neeley; father Alfred Dill Neeley; and stepmother Lois Layne Neeley.

At the age of 15, Gayle lost her mother and stepped in to help raise her younger sister, Kay. Years later, her father married Lois Layne and added step-brother Len to the family.

Gayle was a gifted pianist, talented athlete and outstanding student. She was a singer in the Highland Park High School Lads and Lassies choir, named the 1950 ROTC Company Queen and served as captain of the 1952 all-star tenniquoit team her senior year. She was a member of the HPHS student council, National Honor Society, a four-year Linz Pin honoree and two-year Hi-Lites vice president. In the high school gym, she met the handsome SMU football star, John Crawford, who would become the love of her life. They were married for a fun 57 years.

Gayle attended SMU on an academic scholarship and pledged the Delta Delta Delta sorority. At the close of her sophomore year, she left school to marry John in the SMU Chapel on June 5, 1954. The young couple moved to Corsicana where she became a Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and involved in the First Methodist Church as a choir soloist and member emeritus of the Quintillion book club. Her poise, beauty and endless energy led to a successful modeling career at the Dallas Fashion Mart, Neiman Marcus, and Dyer’s in Corsicana, and more than 20 years as a travel agent at First Travel Agency. She was the first female board member of the Corsicana Country Club. Many friends remember her as a gourmet cook whose pizzas were legendary.

Intelligent, beautiful and strong, she lives on in the hearts of many.

Gayle leaves behind her loving husband John Crawford; son Hayden Crawford and his wife Jolene of Corsicana; grandsons Hunter and Hill Crawford of Austin; daughter Amy Crawford; granddaughter Julie Gayle Joss of Corsicana; grandson U.S. Army Corporal John W. Joss III and his wife, Carina, and great-granddaughter Aurelia, of Ft. Mitchell, Ala.; and daughter Eve White and her husband Chip, and grandson Crawford White of Charlotte, N.C. Gayle also leaves her sister Kay Polk and step-brother Len Layne and his wife Dorothy, and their children, Adrienne Polk Colwill, husband David and children Grace and Adam; John Polk and wife, Emily and children Hadley and Emma; Eric Layne, and wife Laurie and children Patrick and Katharine; and Michael Layne.

Services will be held at First United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 arranged by Corley Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, or charity of choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dianne (Miguez) Conner
Aug 18, 1946 - July 29, 2011

Dianne Conner, 64, was welcomed into Christ’s loving arms Friday, July 29, 2011, at Navarro Hospital in Corsicana.

Dianne was born on Aug. 18, 1946, in Port Arthur. Dianne was a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Miguez, and mother, Ethel Miguez, both of Port Arthur.

Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Otis Conner of Corsicana. She is also survived by her sister, Danette Kimbrough and husband Tip Kimbrough of Lumberton; her daughter, Corrie Bell and husband Jacob Bell of Hewitt; son, Matthew Conner and wife Vanessa Conner of Forney; three grandchildren, Peter, Stephen and Elisabeth Bell, all of Hewitt; and a host of additional relatives and friends.

Dianne was a retired school teacher of 23 years from Ferris Independent School District. She was saved at the age of 24 after the car in which she was riding struck a black cow on a dark road in Port Arthur. As a result of that experience, Jesus Christ personally introduced Himself to Dianne in such a manner that forever changed her life. From that moment on Dianne was enamored with serving her Lord in every aspect of her life.

She was diligent in teaching her own children about the love of Jesus Christ at a early age. For example, each morning as she drove her children to elementary school no one was allowed to talk for the entire 15 minute drive because that was her time to pray for the upcoming day. Also, during a time in which the name of Jesus was taboo in our public school systems Dianne faithfully read her Bible during her off period and lead her students in blessing before heading to the cafeteria for lunch. She also served faithfully in every church that she attended since her relationship with Christ started on the dark Port Arthur road. Her service included playing the piano, teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Women’s ministry and many other activities.

Dianne’s humble spirit and inexhaustible joy will be missed both by her friends and family. Friends wishing to make a memorial contributions may send them to Westside Baptist Church, 1522 N. 24th Street, Corsicana, TX 75110.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at Westside Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Talbert and Dr. Bob Roberts officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Jim Minick, Bernie Thompson, Sonny Armstrong, Robert Watkins, Dick Miller and Roger Powell.

An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com by selecting the Dianne Conner obituary.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Joanne (Willoughby) Hendrickson
Oct 30, 1931 - July 13, 2011

On July 13, 2011 at 4:10 p.m., a most beautiful lady lost her courageous battle with lung and brain cancer. In her Georgetown home, and with her husband at her side, this absolutely lovely person, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother departed her earth-bound body to wander among the colors of her own personal rainbow.

Joanne was born in Houston, Texas to the late Ross and Juil (Calloway) Willoughby. She was also preceded in death by her older sister, Betty Woodard of Palestine. During Joanne’s childhood years, she lived in various Texas towns, culminating in her graduation from Frost High School Class of 1949. Moving to Austin the following year, she enrolled in classes at the University of Texas with the goal of becoming a nurse. In June of that year, while attending a dance at the YWCA, she met a young Air Force Staff Sergeant stationed at Bergstrom AFB. They were married August 19 and thus began their journey together for the next 60 years.

For the first 25 years Joanne accompanied, whenever possible, her husband on his various assignments, bringing up their three children, and managing the home while also coping with the rigors of an Air Force wife. Always fond of the arts since childhood she became an active member of local art chapters everywhere she lived. She soon became known as an accomplished and prize-winning artist and many of her works are still on display in locations from Texas to Virginia.

After her husband’s retirement and return to Austin she continued her involvement in the local art scene and gathered many accolades for her work. One of her most satisfying achievements, and of which she was quite proud, was her employment and association with the Louis Shanks of Austin organization. Here, she was given the opportunity to express her talents as an interior designer and participated in the numerous company projects, providing fine furniture and accessories services to banks, state offices, hotels and private residences.

Following her husband’s heart attack in 1999, they moved to Georgetown, where Joanne gradually reduced the multitude of activities in which she had been engaged and settled down for a much needed rest.

Joanne had a wonderful sense of humor and was always bearing gifts and love. She loved shopping, exercising, traveling to historical places, talking on the telephone, all the holidays, spoiling the grandchildren, visiting with family and friends, wonderful foods and an occasional glass of wine.

Joanne leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband Richard (Rick); their daughter Cherie Meg John and her husband Don, and their daughter Sarah Fisher and her husband Robert and their son Robin, all of Wales, Great Britain; their daughter Dawn Romine and her husband, Mike, and their children of Mandeville, La.; and son Richard and his wife Mary, and their children of Austin. Joanne also leaves a sister, Linda Willoughby of Hermosa Beach, Calif.; three nieces, Janet Naquin, Sandy Brown, and Gail Brown and her husband Johnny, and numerous other relatives in Palestine, Texas. She also leaves scores of dear friends throughout the nation.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Scott and White Hospital, Round Rock; and the Georgetown Cancer Center for their compassion, caring and treatment during this trying time. Special thanks also go to the nurses and their assistants of Scott and White Hospice.

In accordance with Joanne’s personal wishes, her remains were cremated and a private interment ceremony was held at Cook-Walden Memorial Hill Cemetery with Dr. Rodney Kruse officiating.

Arrangements made under the care and guidance of Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Dr., Georgetown, Texas 78633.

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William "Joe Boy" Leonard Herron
March 29, 1942 - July 28, 2011

William “Joe Boy” Leonard Herron, 69, resident of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2011 at Heritage Oaks West.

William was born March 29, 1942 in Chatfield to Lonnie Herron and Bessie Williams Herron. He received his formal education in the Corsicana Independent School District and in his early life was a member of the Second Mission Baptist Church.

He served in the United States Army and his previous employment was at the North Central Council of Government CETA Manpower Program.

His survivors include his wife, Patricia Herron, daughter, Brittany Herron, and step-son, Robin Keith Wilson, all of Corsicana; three sisters, Jonnie Jones, Valencia, Ca., Helen Haynes, Lancaster, Texas, and DeLois Donnell of Spring; two aunts, Marie Williams, Washington, D.C., and Thelma Herron of Waco; mother-in-law, Eula Wilson of Corsicana; sister-in-law Priscilla Brooks of Arlington; three brothers-in-law, James Wilson Jr., David E. Wilson (Sharron), all of Corsicana, and Henry Wilson (LeEsther) of Cleburne; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 at Woodland Memorial Park with Pastor David E. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Mary Clinkscale
About 1908 - July 26, 2011

Mary Clinkscale, 103 of Canton and originally of Kerens, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Canton, Texas. Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 28 at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tyler, Texas. Paschal Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Billy Dan Driver
Nov 14, 1940 - July 23, 2011

Billy Dan Driver, 70, of Groves, Texas passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Magnolia Manor.

Billy was born Nov. 14, 1940 in Wortham, Texas to William Henry Driver and Lottie Odell Zuber Driver. He has been a resident of Groves since 1963 and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Groves. He retired from Blaine’s Barber Shop after 45 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Pat Driver of Groves; three sons, Terry Driver and wife, Theresa of Huffman, Tracy Driver of Houston, Clark Driver and wife, Laura of Quitman; two sisters, Shirley Beard and husband Dwan of Cleburne, Betty Bosley and husband, Danny of Wortham; two brothers, Bobby Driver and wife, Kathy of Mineola, Jerry Driver and wife, Marcie of Waco; and five grandchildren, Cole, Travis, Tyler, Maddie and Tessa Driver.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 28, 2011 at Richland Cemetery in Richland, Texas with Rev. Bobby Driver officiating.

Friends wishing to make memorial contributions may send them to: First Baptist Church of Groves, 4000 Grant Avenue, Groves, Texas 77619.

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Ethel Mahazy (Ivy) Short
Sep 9, 1889 - Apr 2, 1979

SHORT - Ethel M., 619 N. Brittain. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Ida Stroud, Irving; sons, R.L. and James Short, CA; sisters, Mrs. Dan Varley, Victoria, Mrs. Eula Boren, Collinsville, Mrs. Lorena Culpepper, Collinsville; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Services 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Frost, Texas. Rev. Johnny Johnson officiating. Interment Frost, Texas.

DONNELLY'S COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME
606 W. Airport Frwy. Irving - 254-3131

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Ingeborg Katherine (Unknown) Harris-Barnebee
June 4, 1926 - Aug 17, 2011

Ingeborg Harris Barnebee, 85, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Heritage Oaks.

She was born June 4, 1926, in Tilsit, East Prussia, which became a part of Russia after WWII. She and her mother fled the approaching Russians, moving at night from barn to barn until they reached safety with relatives in Southern Germany. She taught school there and worked for the US Army-Air Corps as a translator where she met her first husband, Bryant Harris. They married in 1951, came to the U.S.A. and eventually moved to Corsicana in 1955. She completed LVN school and went on to become a Registered Nurse. Her husband, Bryant, passed away in 1993. She later married Dr. James Barnebee and after nine years he became a resident of Heritage Oaks and passed away in March of 2005. After 32 years of nursing, she retired in 1995 but continued to stay active in Corsicana society. Her great passion was nursing and helping others. She volunteered countless hours at the clinics, hospital and other agencies around town. When she wasn’t volunteering, you could find her either at the library or the YMCA.

She was diagnosed with multiple sarcoma of the lung in November 2010 and moved to her son’s home in San Antonio to begin treatment. After many treatments and surgery she was told that medical science could do no more. She wanted to return to her beloved Corsicana and see her many friends. She resided in the Heritage Oaks for just a few days before she slipped peacefully away.

She is survived by her four children, Lothar Harris, Ingeborg Harris Jr., Stephenie Chew and Bryant Harris. She has three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

The visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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James "Uncle Bird" Hurd
About 1921 - Aug 12, 2011

James “Uncle Bird” Hurd, 90, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at V.A. Medical Center in Dallas. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at Scott Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Corsicana with the Rev. Dairy Johnson and the Rev. Ezekiel Walter officiating. Interment will be at Woodland Memorial Park.

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Russell Edwin Stewart
Dec 24, 1957 - Aug 10, 2011

Russell Edwin Stewart, 53, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 with his family by his side.

He was born Dec. 24, 1957 in Corsicana, Texas to Edwin and Margaret Stewart.

He is survived by his two sisters, Tracey Diaz de Leon and husband Reynaldo Diaz de Leon of Corsicana, Janet Johnson and husband Woody Johnson of Kerens; two nephews, Derek Diaz de Leon and fiancee Tara Richey of Dallas, and Skylar Diaz de Leon and his significant other, Jade Glenn of Corsicana. He is also survived by his daughter, Belinda Carterby of Corsicana; two grandsons, Russell Rodriguez of Denton and Juan Rodriguez of Corsicana; and two very special friends, Phil and Sandy Howard of Payne Springs.

Per his request there will be no services.

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Garnet Opal (Stallman) Kendrick
June 19, 1913 - Aug 15, 2011

Garnet Opal Kendrick was born June 19, 1913 in Columbus, Kansas. She passed away Aug. 15, 2011 at the age of 98 years. She has resided in Corsicana for about 30 years, and for the last 10 years, resided at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village where she spent her final days. She and her husband lived in Oklahoma as well as Eunice and Hobbs, New Mexico for many years. More recently before moving to Corsicana they had lived in Baytown, Texas and Tow, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Noel Walter Kendrick and son Orville Walter Kendrick.

She is survived by three daughters; Noelene Birkelo, Nancy Joy LeMay, Glenda Basil; and one son, Bruce Guy Kendrick; two brothers, Guy Rue Stallman and Alvis Stallman; two sisters, Edythe Bengtson and Imogene Hazelrigg. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Glynis Hugghins, Julie Payne, Joni Miller, Diana Bomback, Darlene Kiggins, Robert Noel LeMay, Gayla Ross, Sheryl Jordan, Keith Franklin, Bruce Jeffrey Kendrick and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana for 30 years.

Mrs. Kendrick was a beautiful Christian woman, wonderful, loving mother, and grandmother. She was a talented seamstress and great cook.

Garnet will be interred in Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Texas beside Noel, her husband of 72 years as they are reunited in Heaven. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 at the First Baptist Church Chapel with Revs. Danny Reeves and B.F. Risinger Jr. presiding.

Special thanks to the staff of Heritage Oaks — Sabrina, Shamaki, Denise, Annie, Joni and all those who have been so attentive and cared for her so lovingly.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Marilyn Colenia (Conkling) Smith
Feb 17, 1945 - Aug 13, 2011

Marilyn Colenia Smith of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at the age of 66. She was born in Houston, Texas to Frances and Colenia Moore Conkling on Feb. 17, 1945. She taught school at Frost Independent School District and the Blooming Grove Independent School District.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Smith of Corsicana; two children, Allan Smith and wife Martha of Red Oak and Heather Thornton and husband, Billy Don of Corsicana; brother, Tommy Conkling of Spring; sister, Pat Lagieski of Minnesota; and four grandchidlren, Ricky, Robin, Tara and Jacob.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jacob Thornton, Ricky Smith, Derrick Conkling, Tim Nicholson, Joey McClure, Levi Conkling, David Rucker and Donald Rucker. Honorary pallbearers are Ryan Lagieski and Dan Lagieski. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Aug 15, 2011
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Ervin D. Alford
About 1930 - Aug 13, 2011

Ervin D. Alford, 81, of Frost passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at Baylor Hospital of Dallas. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 and from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Service will be graveside at Dallas/Fort Worth Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. 2011.

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Florinda Martin "Flora" (Tapscott) Hough
Sept 19, 1847 - Feb 8, 1905

MRS. HOUGH BURIED

The remains of Mrs. R.K. Hough arrived here at 5 o'clock this morning, accompanied by a large party of friends and relatives and the funeral was held at 9 o'clock in the First Methodist Church, Rev. Sam R. Hay of Houston preaching the sermon.

The funeral party left for Houston at 11:20 this morning.

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Nathan Ben Carpenter
Apr 21, 1863 - Jan 17, 1927

N.D. CARPENTER DIED AT FAMILY HOME HERE MONDAY

Funeral services for N.D. Carpenter, aged 63 years, 9 months and 13 days, who died at his residence 902 North Twentieth street at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and several children.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Jan 18, 1927
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Emma (McKee) Carpenter - s/o Marion Carpenter and Sarah (McNatt) Carpenter (info from death certificate)

Emma (McKee) Carpenter
Feb 28, 1870 - Oct 3, 1933

LONG-TIME RESIDENT OF CORSICANA BURIED OAKWOOD WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Emma Carpenter, aged 63 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at her home, 1803 West Seventh avenue, Tuesday aternoon at 3 o'clock and the funeral was held at Oakwood cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock where interment was made. She was the widow of the late N.B. Carpenter.

Surviving are five sons, John, Will, Charles, Marian and Lawson Carpenter, two daughters, Mrs. W.C. Stanley and Mrs. Robert Williams, two brothers, Charles McKee, and Tom McKee, and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Mrs. Carpenter was a native of Alabama, but had resided in Texas for 51 years, and in Corsicana 29 years.

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

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Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Carpenter, 63, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died at her home, 1803 West Seventh avenue, Tuesday afternoon, were held at Oakwood cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock where interment was made. Rev. Cecil Lonsford conducted the rites.

Surviving are five sons, Will, Charles, Marian, John and Lawson Carpenter, two daughters, Mrs. W.C. Stanley and Mrs. Robert Williams, two brothers, Charles McKee and Tom McKee and a numbere of grandchildren and other relati ves.

Pallbearers were Mesdames Lonnie Steely, J.H. Wooley, W.W. Brannon, Mary Turk, R.E. Ivy and H.H. Goodman

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

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Oct 6, 1933
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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