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Jeffie B. "Cap" Hawkins
June 8, 1908 - Mar 7, 1975

Funeral services for Jeffie B. (Cap) Hawkins were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Kerens with the Rev. Charles Pringle and the Rev. Don O'Dell officiating.

Burial was in Prairie Point Cemetery under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.

Hawkins, 66, died in a Corsicana hospital after a lengthy illness.

Hawkins, a lifelong resident of Kerens, was a retired Navarro County employee. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Kerens.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maggie Lee Hawkins of Kerens; three sons, Clifford Gerald Hawkins and Charles S. Hawkins, both of Kerens, and Garland Wade of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Sharer and Mrs. Annie Jones, both of Kerens; Mrs. Jessie D. Penney of Corsicana and Mrs. Lankin of Athens; and six grandchildren.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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  • The Kerens Tribune - March 13, 1975
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

William Wilson Taylor
Jan 14, 1874 - Aug 19, 1968

W.W. Taylor, 94, resident of Corsicana the past 60 years, died Monday at Paulyne's Convalescent Home. A native of Tennessee, he was a retired farmer and member of the Bazette Baptist church.

Funeral services will be held today at 4 p.m. at the Bazette Baptist church with burial in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

He is survived by two sons, W.C. Taylor, Corsicana, and Jasper Kimbrough, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Charlie Damorad, Houston, Mrs. Doyle Layfield, Athens, and Mrs. Lena Huff, Wilmer; one sister, Mrs. C.H. Brent, Corsicana; and 17 grandchildren.

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Bodman Kendrick Albritton
Feb 23, 1866 - July 30, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY MORNING FOR B. K. ALBRITTON

Funeral services for B. K. Albritton, aged 70 years, who died at his home, 514 West First avenue, Thursday morning at 5 o'clock after a six weeks' illness, were held Friday morning from the Baptist church in Bazette with interment in the Prairie Point Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church in Corsicana.

Mr. Albrltton, a native of Alabama, had resided in Navarro county and Corsicana practically all of his life. Surviving are his wife, a son, Ray Albritton, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Amos, Corsicana, and Mrs. R. M. Horn, Kerens; four brothers, Fay Albritton, W. E. Albritton, Will Albritton and Bruce Albritton, all of Bazette; a sister, Mrs. Marshall Purifoy, Bazette, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were S.T. Rouse, Harry Clowe, A. L. Absher, W. D. Abernathy, Douglas Jackson and E. M. Beckham. Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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B. K. ALBRITTON BE BURIED FRIDAY MORNING AT BAZETTE

B. K. Albritton, aged 70 years, died at his home, 514 West First avenue, Thursday morning at 5 o’clock. The funeral services are planned from the Baptist church at Bazette Friday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in the
Prairie Point Cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church of Corsicana.

Mr. Albritton was a native of Alabama, but had resided in Navarro county and Corsicana practically all of his life.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Roy Albritton, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Amos, Corsicana, and Mrs. R. M. Horn, Kerens; four brothers, Fay Albritton, W. E. Albritton, Will Albritton and Bruce Albritton, all of Bazette; a sister, Mrs. Marshall Purifoy, Bazette; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild and numerous other relatives.

Pallbearers will be S. J. Rouse, Harry Clowe, A. L. Absher, W. D. Abernathy, Douglas Jackson and E. M. Beckham.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jul 30, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Ann (McAlester) Albritton married Jan 3, 1889; s/o Allen Kendrick Albritton & Penelope Ann Synthia (Moore) Albritton-Purifoy

John Wesley Pope
Aug 12, 1832 - Dec 9, 1905

POPE - Corsicana, Tex., Dec. 11. - Capt J.W. Pope, for many years a prominent citizen of the Bazette community, died today in Redlands, Cal., where he went three years ago in quest of health. His remains will reach Kerens Thursday and will be buried in Prairie Point Cemetery.

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Ernest Silva
July 24, 1940 - Dec 17, 2007

Ernest Silva, 67, of Detroit, Texas, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at his residence. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Terry Horn officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Willie Perry "Bunk" Layfield
Sep 1, 1899 - Aug 3, 1960

Bunk Layfield Dies Wednesday

KERENS, Aug. 3. (Spl.) - W.P. (Bunk) Layfield, 60, farmer, Baptist, of Trinidad, formerly of Kerens, died in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana Wednesday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from First Methodist church here Thursday at 5 p.m. with burial in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor of the church, and Rev. Bill Foster, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

Surviving are his wife of Trinidad; mother, Mrs. F.T. Layfield, Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Van Speed, Kerens; five brothers, Tom Layfield, Kerens; Bud Layfield, Dallas; Jester and R.E. Layfield both of Powell, and F.H. Layfield, Trinidad; a sister, Mrs. Onnie Bentley, Lubbock; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home directs.

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Floyd Perry Layfield
Feb 27, 1870 - Nov 28, 1951

Rites Thursday For L.P. Layfield

KERENS, Nov. 29. - (Spl.) - L.P. Layfield, 81-year-old resident of Powell, died of a heart attack at his home Wednesday morning.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the First Methodist Church in Kerens, with Rev. M.O Southerland, the pastor of Powell Baptist church, conducting and Rev. Pete Goodwin, pastor of the Powell Methodist church, assisting.

Burial will be in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

Surviving are the wife of Powell; six sons, Tom and W.P. Layfield, both of Kerens; W.H., J.L., F.H. and R.E. Layfield, all of Powell; a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Benthly of Lubbock; two brothers, Jim Layfield of Van Nuys, Calif., and Bud Layfield of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Sallie Griffen of Houston; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallberers will be Murry Alsup, Alex McKinney, H.H. Hanks, Ed Gowan, Allen Jamerson, Pete Ross, Alex Kent and Charles Kent.

Inmon Funeral Home is in charge.

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H. Grady Spencer
Apr 7, 1895 - Nov 29, 1951

Grady Spencer Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Grady Spencer, 55, who died with a heart attack Wednesday morning at the P. and S. Hospital, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the McCammon Chapel.

Burial was in the Prairie Point Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Poe, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.
Spencer formerly was employed at the Corsicana Cotton Mills.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Spencer, Waco; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Morton and Miss Betty Spencer, and a son, Monroe Spencer, all of Waco; four brothers, John D. Spencer, Corsicana; Jeff and C.L. Spencer, both of Houston, and W.P. Spencer, Mission; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Bostick, Dallas; Mrs. Jessie Bradford, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mabel Law, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Billy Bradford, Thomas Bostick, John D. Spencer, Jr., Wallace Spencer, Floyd Smith, Frank Hoagland, all nephews.

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Mary Pauline (Gray) Albritton
March 10, 1849 - Dec 28, 1922

Old Resident of Corsicana Is Dead

From Friday's Daily.
Mrs. Paulina Albritton, aged 73 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.M. Burson on West Fourth avenue Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. The deceased had been in ill health for some time but her death was unexpected and came as a shock to the community and to her many friends.

Mrs. Albritton was born in Anderson county, Texas, March 10, 1849, moved to Navarro county 49 years ago, settling near Bazette, where she made her home nearly forty years, later moving to Tyler, where she lived a few years before moving to Corsicana. She and her twin sister, Mrs. M.M. Welch, have made their home with Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Burson since the death of her husband Matthew Albritton.
The deceased is survived by five children, three sons, O.L. Albritton, C.C. Albritton, both of Corsicana, and J.O. Gaines of Eureka, two daughters, Mrs. J.M. Burson and Mrs. G.W. Albritton, two brothers, John Gray of Malakoff and Leonard Gray of Kerens, two sisters, Mrs. S.A. Price of Kerens and Mrs. M.M. Welch of Corsicana; eighteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at the Prairie Point Cemetery, near her old home at Bazette, Saturday morning at 10:30 and will be conducted by Rev. E.P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist church of this city, assisted by Rev. B.F. Ellis of Kerens and Rev. Alonzo Monk, pastor of the First Methodist church of Corsicana.

The funeral cortege will leave the residence of J.M. Burson on West Fourth avenue at 9 o'clock.

The following are the pall bearers; Elbert Cox, Hastings Harrison, Ballard George, Monty Davidson, Roland Puryear, John Thompson, Jr., Dexter Hamilton of Dallas, Jess Eubank, Mid Caston, F.B. McKie.

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Funeral Mrs. Albritton Prairie Point Cemetery

Special to the Sun.

Kerens, Tex., Jan. 1.—Mrs. M. F. (Aunt Paulina) Albritton was buried at Prairie Point cemetery Saturday at 11 a. m. Half a century ago she came to Texas from Alabama and has indeed been a factor in the development of this section.

In early life she became a member of the Baptist church and was always active in church work giving freely of her means and talent to promote its work. Her work was not confined to the circle of church life but she was always active in any move for community betterment. Careful to see that her only children had the benefits of an education she assisted many other boys by giving them a home and in other ways.

While for some time she has made her home in Corsicana this community has never relinquished their claim to her and many of her associates and those who have learned to love her for good works assembled at the grave for good works assembled at the grave to pay a last tribute to her memory. Her memory will indeed be revered by the people of Bazette and adjacent territory.

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Dr. Louis C. Revare
Died 1908

Dr. L.C. Revare, for more than a quarter of a century a familiar figure upon the streets of Corsicana, and for several years proprietor of the Commercial Hotel, is dead.

He served four years as postmaster of Corsicana, under President McKinley. He lived for several years at Portsmouth, Ohio, coming from France where he was born.

Deceased was a Mason, Elk and K. of P. His funeral was conducted by the Masons Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. He leaves a wife and daughter brothers and sisters, who have the heartfelt sympathy of all who knew him.

Dr. Revare was of a sunny disposition, a character of honor and generous purposes, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him and come into social or business contact with him.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Democrat and Truth - Thursday, Oct 29, 1908
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • No Cemetery Listed
  • h/o Emma M. (Morgan) Revare

Bonita Lou Kusmierz
Abt 1950 - Jan 22, 2009

Bonita Lou Kusmierz, 59, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, in Corsicana. She was cremated. Family visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Corley Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ossian Melvin Nordenberg
Jan 26, 1899 - Mar 11, 1975

Ossian Melvin Nordenberg, 76, of Kerens, passed away Tuesday, March 11, at Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana following a sudden illness.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday (Today) at Drake and Son Funeral Home in Chicago, Ill. with burial in Irving Park Boulevard Cemetery in Chicago.

A native of Dewey, Ill., Mr. Nordenberg had been a resident of Corsicana and Kerens for the past 30 years. He was a retired electrical engineer.

Survivors include two sister, Miss Irene Nordenberg of Winter Haven, Fla., and Mrs. F.H. Simmer, also of Winter Haven, Fla.

Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home of Corsicana.

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  • The Kerens Tribune - March 13, 1975
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o Oliver Nordenberg and Matilda (Johnson) Nordenberg

Lee C. Green
Nov 26, 1853 - Sept 3, 1929

Rodney Pioneer Died Suddenly

DAWSON, Sept. 7. - (SP) - L.C. Green, 75, pioneer resident of the Rodney community, died suddenly Tuesday morning at o'clock and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at Rodney where interment was made. Mr. Green was walking in his yard when he fell dying a few minutes later.

Surviving are his wife, six children and other relatives.

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Elsie Yvonne (Tarrance) Hooper
Feb 19, 1933 - Nov 11, 1971

Mrs. Elsie Yvonne Hooper, 38, died Thursday evening at Memorial Hospital.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ in Aspermont. Burial will be in Aspermont Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, J.E. Hooper of Corsicana; two sons, Thomas E. and Donny J. Hooper, both of the home; her mother, Mrs. T.A. Tarrance of Granger; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Allen and Mrs. Donna Rich, both of Las Vegas, Nev., and Mrs. Shirley Sims of Granger.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Tommie (Yarbrough) Carruthers
1892 - Oct 3, 1971

Mrs. Victor Carruthers, the former Tommie Yarbrough, died Oct. 3, in Iola, Kansas. Funeral services and burial were held in Iola for the former Corsicana resident.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary Honey of Iola, and Thomas Watson of Houston.

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Martha Nell Files
Dec 12, 1948 - April 16, 1951

Child Dies At Clinic Monday

Martha Nell Files, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse M. Files of Corsicana, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Monday morning.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Monday afternoon pending the arrival of relatives but the rites will be held at the First Baptist Church. The services will be conducted by Rev. W.M. Shameburger, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. J.P. Sterling of Cayuga.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Files, Cayuga, and Mrs. H. T. Holmes, Nichols, S.N.

Griffin will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 16, 1951
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Parents: Jessie M. Files and Rachel Nell (Holmes) Files
  • Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Florence, S. Carolina (information from death certificate)

Edward Frank "Eddie" Reed
Nov 6, 1901 - Oct 25, 1982

Eddie I. Reed, 80, died Monday in a Corpus Christi hospital.

Funeral service was Wednesday, 3 p.m. at the Turcotte Chapel with the Rev. J. Wilkey officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery in Kingsville.

He was a native of Navarro County and a resident of Kingsville. He was retired from Celanese.

Survivors are his wife, Mary Reed, of Kingsville; one daughter, Norma Gayle of Portland; a son-in-law, W.L. Butler, of LaPort; four grandchildren; two sisters, Lola Reed, of Houston and Edna Pugh, of Corsicana; and one brother, C.D. Reed, of Fairfield.

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Edward Dorothy Lemay
Feb 17, 1895 - Oct 29, 1982

Mrs. E. Dorothy LeMay, 86, of Corsicana, died Friday afternoon in Corsicana.

Service is Sunday, 3 p.m. at First Methodist Church in Crockett with the Rev. Earl Cantrall officiating. Burial will be at Crockett Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

She is survived by one son Dr. S. Robert LeMay Jr., of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy L. Billard of Thurmont, Md.; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; one brother, Thomas Dawes, of Pampa; three sisters, Mrs. Johnnie Click, of Crockett, Mrs. Kay Edlund, of Miles City, Montana, and Mrs. Betty West, of Austin.

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Monta C. Miles
Dec 31, 1892 - Sept 23, 1975

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for M.C. (Monta) Miles, 82, who died suddenly Thesday.

The Rev. Van N. Houser officiated with burial following at Malakoff City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Cecil C. Miles of Kerens; a son, Monta Miles Jr. of Neaderland; two stepdaughters, Mrs. L.W. Hedrick of Dallas and Mrs. John Carswell of Dallas; two grandsons and four granddaughters; a sister, Mrs. Vesta Harris of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Kerens Tribune - Thursday, Oct 2, 1975
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o Benjamin Miles and Sally (Crouch) Miles

Dorothy "Lou-Lou" (Beard) Smith
Sept 6, 1920 - Oct 29, 2011

Mrs. Dorothy “Lou-Lou” Smith, with God’s perfect will and timing, went peacefully and comfortably to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born to Edna and Jimmy Beard on Sept. 6, 1920 in Canton. She was the oldest of three sisters.

Lou-Lou was active in sports in school and was “Miss Van Zandt County” in the early 30’s. She grew up quickly to help her single-parent mother take care of her younger sisters, Bea and Gene, while her mother worked.

She loved the Lord, and God molded her character, resulting in her love for others during her difficult years of childhood and youth. This self-sacrificing love for others continued to grow as she moved into adulthood. She married Roland “Red” Smith in 1942, and they had one son, Phillip Roland Smith in 1948. She could not have been a better wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother or friend.

Lou-Lou served the community of Corsicana through working with Campfire Girls, Boy Scouts, the United Fund, and she served on many boards. She received her Associates Degree in Business from Navarro College in her mid-40’s in order to work to supplement income. At that time, she learned to type so she could do secretarial work. She worked part-time for the United Fund, was a Secretary at Collins Middle School, and when the opportunity arose, became Executive Secretary for the Chamber of Commerce, with Rex Carpenter as her employer. She worked there for many years until her retirement.

Lou was an active servant at First United Methodist Church through Sunday School, leadership and her Circle. She was an active member of Kinsloe House. She participated in Community Bible Study for several years.

Lou had many hobbies including golf, fishing and cooking. She loved any type of fellowship with people, and most especially taking care of her family. She remained a full-time homemaker even when she was employed. Her home was always shared not only with family, but to all whom she knew. She loved everyone she ever met. She would pray for everyone having a need, not just for friends and acquaintances.

She was a cancer survivor of 30 years. Her strength, determination, and love for the Lord enabled her to remain here on earth to continue to serve Him and love others as she did His will. She left this world peacefully to see the Lord face-to-face to begin her eternal life in Heaven. As she took her lasts breaths on earth, she was listening to her great-grandchildren’s angelic voices singing scripture songs they learned at their young ages.

Lou-Lou is survived by her son, Phil Smith and wife Nancy of Corsicana; grandsons, Chris Smith and wife Sarah of Lexington, Ky., and Stuart Smith and wife Laura of Corsicana; great-grandchildren, Blair and Brooke Smith of Lexington, Lily and Walker Smith of Corsicana; extended family members, and a host of friends and caregivers.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home.

Services in celebration of Lou Smith’s life will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Randy Dill, Bob Edgin, Kenny Folmar, Neal Green, James David Stubbs and Steve Hayes. Honorary Pallbearers are Don Bowen, Rick Edgin, Paul Green, Zane Stites and Bill Maupin.

The family wishes to extend their thanks to Heritage Oaks Village staff and nurses who loved her as their own, Navarro Regional Hospital physicians and staff, who gave her the very best care one could have, and her personal physician, Dr. Kent Rogers who remained by her side until she departed from his care. She was so blessed to have those who loved and cared for her, and she in turn, blessed them.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, the American Cancer Society, The Hope Center of Corsicana, the House of Refuge, the American Heart Association or the local charity of choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Edgar Eugene "Gene" Neal, Jr.
May 12, 1925 - Oct 30, 2011

Mr. Edgar Eugene “Gene” Neal, Jr., 86, of Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born May 12, 1925 to Edgar Neal, Sr. and Bettie Lucille Tiller Neal in Elysian Fields.

He served in the United States Army from 1944 to 1947 and again in the Korean War, during which he received the Bronze Star and French croix DeGuerra.

Gene married Reba Cassity Neal Aug. 8, 1953 in Carthage, and they made their home in Marshall, Texas. He was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church in Marshall, where he served on the Administrative Board before moving his membership to Eureka United Methodist Church in Eureka following the family’s move to Corsicana in September 2004.

He was a graduate of Texas A&M University and worked as County Agricultural Agent for 30 years, serving the counties of Washington, Bowie, Smith, Titus, and Harrison. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agents in 1969. Following his retirement in 1980, he worked for Priefert Ranch as a consultant for their cattle operation. In addition, he was a rancher and a member of the Harrison County cattlemen’s Association; he served on the Harrison County Farm Bureau Board of Directors for over 20 years.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Reba Cassity Neal; daughter, Susan Neal Wisdom and husband Mike of Eureka; grandsons, David Wisdom and wife Tara of Trophy Club, and Robert Wisdom of Corpus Christi; brother, Carl Neal of Elysian Fields, Texas; niece, Nancy Laine; nephews, Richard Neal, Carl David Neal, and Dr. Douglas Neal; uncle, James Tiller of Elysian Fields; aunt, Lillian Tiller Barnett of Grapevine; brother-in-law, Conrad Allison of Carthage.

Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ted Willis and Rev. Jerden Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Eureka United Methodist Church at 9300 SE CR 2150, Corsicana, TX 75109, Attn: Rosellan Richards.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Nell Marjean "Jean" (Allbritton) Summerall
Jan 23, 1923 - Oct 29, 2011

Nell Marjean “Jean” Summerall, age 88, passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. She was born Jan. 23, 1923 in Buffalo to Barnie and Minnie Allbritton.

Mrs. Summerall was a lifelong resident of Corsicana and a member of Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church.

She was married to Stanford Reese Summerall for 50 years. He preceded her in death in 1990. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Barney Allbritton and a sister Nellie Pearl Heifner.

She is survived by three daughters, Jeanie Hodge and husband Richard of Wooster, Ark.., Gail Richards and husband Ervin of Corsicana, and Patti Summerall of Austin; a sister, Bobbie McCreary and husband Donald of Corsicana; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Elvin Sikes officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandsons.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Theo Thorp Montfort
July 26, 1922 - Oct 30, 2011

Theo Thorp Montfort, 89, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born July 26, 1922 in Chatfield to Robert Earl and Bertha Easterling Montfort.

He graduated from Corsicana High School and was attending Texas A & M University in College Station. He chose patriotism instead of education; he enlisted in the United States Air Force on Pearl Harbor Day. He was seriously wounded soon after joining the service. He was in the hospital for over year and then returned home to Texas to spend the rest of his life as a rancher.

Mr. Montfort was preceded in death by his parents; Robert E. and Bertha Montfort; brothers, John Harris Montfort and wife Lois and Robert Earl Montfort, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen Montfort; daughter, Lisa Williams and husband John of Houston; granddaughter, Haley Williams of College Station; sister-in-law, Maxine Montfort of Corsicana; and sister-in-law, Ginger English and husband Maurice of Glen Rose. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 in The Jackson Parlor at First United Methodist Church in Corsicana.

The funeral service will immediately follow the visitation at First United Methodist Church Sanctuary at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Terry Montfort, Ben Nelson, William LeNoir, Will Burns, and Maurice English. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Marrett, Phil Weideman, Dr. John Harper, and Dr. J.D. Carroll.

The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation for the love and care given by his special friend and helper and Dr. Kent Rogers. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church at 320 N. 15th St. Corsicana, TX 75110; St. Jude’s Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Larry Lynn Dunn
Sept 26, 1945 - Oct 28, 2011

Larry Lynn Dunn, 66, of Wortham, passed away Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield.

He was born Sept. 26, 1945 in Navarro County to John Franklin and Janie LaVelle Dunn.

Larry worked for Guardian Glass for 20 years, owned and then operated Wortham Ag Supply for 20 years from which he retired. During his five years of retirement, Larry spent his time tending to his cattle and enjoying family and friends. Larry was a member of the Wortham Volunteer Fire Department in the early 1960’s, assisted with the food pantry and contributed to the good of Wortham. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wortham. Larry will be remembered riding the roads and around town visiting with friends in that red truck. But most of all, Larry loved his family deeply and was passionate about his grandchildren.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents as well as his brother, Little Jerry Dunn.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Carolyn Dunn of Wortham; children, Sherry Shivers, Paul Dunn and wife, Wendi and Michael Dunn and wife, Crystal; grandchildren, Trinity Shivers, Aubrie Ann Dunn, Brooklyn Dunn and Tanner Schreiver; uncle and aunt, Arthur “Coot” and Virginia Dunn of Idalou, Texas; aunts, Marie Dunn of Wortham and Mrs. J.C. (Wanda) Dunn of Lubbock.

Family visitation was held Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Porter Chapel in Wortham.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Wortham Cemetery with Reverend Steven Schulte and Reverend Harris Worcester officiating.

Serving as pallbearers are Jim Looney, Dwight Cherry, Butch Davis, Leonard Norton, James Modisette, Lewis Earl Calame and Doug Tucker. Honorary pallbearers are John Stubbs and Donald Murphy.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Williams Syndrome Association, 570 Kirts Blvd., Suite 223, Troy, Michigan, 48084, or you may donate online at www.Williams-syndrome.org.

Arrangements by Porter Funeral Home, Mexia.

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Richard Hubert Brown
June 1, 1892 - Oct 28, 1976

Hubert Brown
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Hubert Brown, 84, resident of Emhouse, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.
The Rev. J. N. Foreman and the Rev. Ed Seale will officiate, with burial following at Cryer Creek Cemetery.
He was a native of Cryer Creek and lived in Emhouse 57 years, was a cotton ginner all his life, and a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Martha Brown of Emhouse; four sons, Clifton Brown and Gene Brown both of Dallas, Randall Brown of Emhouse and Bobby Brown of
Garland; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. George Johnson of Corsicana and Mrs. Cassie Boone of Waxahachie.
Pallbearers will be E. M. Polk, Wendell Lockhart, Maurice Boone, J. O. Williams, Charles Carroll, and Charles Johnson.

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Alcy Lou “Dolly” (Marshall) Burns
July 26, 1920 - Mar 23, 2010

Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas
March 25, 2010
Alcy L. Burns

Corsicana Daily Sun
Corsicana — Alcy L. Burns, 89, of Irving passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, in Irving. Graveside services will be held at noon Saturday, March 27, at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Edward Monk officiating.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home. Place of death was Avants Rehabilitation Center.

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Betty Jean (Venable) Marlow
May 10, 1933 - Dec 29, 2010

Betty Jean Marlow of Wills Point, Texas passed away on December 29, 2010 at the age of 77. Betty Jean was born in Kaufman County, Texas to George and Nettie Venable on May 10, 1933. She was the youngest of six children raised in the loving home provided by her parents.
Betty met and married the love of her life, William Marlow in 1949. Together they provided a loving and joyful home for their three children, Michael, Tony and Sherry. Betty worked for many years at International Harvester as a data processor. She worked hard to provide a caring and loving home for her husband and children. Her fun was her crossword puzzles. Her joy was her three "babies", "Gypsy", Buffy" and Abby". But her passion was her family. She was dedicated to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Betty Jean also loved her church and her church family at International Outreach of Wills Point. She always loved being in church with her friends and neighbors. She will be dearly missed.
Betty Jean is preceded in death by her parents, George and Nettie Venable; her beloved husband of 39 years, William Marlow and her son Michael Marlow. Those left to celebrate her life include her son, Tony Marlow and his wife Caroline of Fort Worth, Texas; her daughter, Sherry Olea and her husband Eddie of Wills Point, Texas; grandsons, James Marlow and his wife Maria of Jacksonville, Florida, Nicholas Glavin of Fort Worth, Texas; granddaughter, Linda Falcon and her husband Juan of Sherman, Texas; great-grandsons, William Marlow II, and Zachary Marlow of Jacksonville, Florida, Nicholas and Nathaniel Falcon of Sherman, Texas; as well as numerous extended family members and a host of friends.

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Frank Gilbert Letzler
Oct 15, 1919 - May 1, 2009

Frank Gilbert Letzler of Waco passed away Friday, May 1, 2009 at Houston County Nursing Home. Services will be at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel Monday, May 4th at 10:00 a.m., with Pastor Kenny Bush officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, in Blooming Grove, TX. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2009 at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Garden Room.
Frank was born October 15, 1919 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Gilbert and Lena Letzler. Frank entered military service in 1943 and was discharged in 1946, as a First Lieutenant in the Army Services Forces. During his service, he was awarded the Legion of Merit medal for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. He married Geraldean Holditch in 1946 in Bridgetown, Ohio. He and "Gerry" moved to Waco in 1949. He founded "The Meat House" in 1962 in Lacy Lakeview. To this day, the business continues to flourish and serves many families in Central Texas. He enjoyed serving his community and he never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his Father, Gilbert Letzler, Mother, Lena Letzler, wife, Geraldean Letzler. He is survived by daughters and sons-in law, Kathy and Kenny Bush of Grapeland, Mary and Dave Stanley of Hewitt, and Jane and James Sawyer of Corinth; grandchildren, Frank Alan Bush, Nita Mayo, Sandra Long, Ben Sawyer and Tammy Comer; nine great grandchildren; sister, Jean McClain; sister-in-law, Theresa Allen; nieces, Terry Witter and Pam Seger; nephew, Greg Holditch; and great nieces and nephews, Andrew and David Witter and Jenna and Garrett Seger.
Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey

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Henry Tinsley Jaynes
Jan 16, 1945 - Apr 11, 2003

Henry passed away at his residence Friday afternoon in Italy. Henry was born in Waxahachie to Henry Vollie and Sally Myrtis (Tinsley) Jaynes. He was raised in Italy and graduated from Italy High School in 1964. He graduated from the Texas Barber College in Dallas and was a barber in Italy for over 20 years. Henry was a member of the Italy Christian Church and was a part night attendant for the Wayne Boze Funeral Home. Henry enjoyed landscaping and visiting.

One brother Jeff Jaynes of San Leon, Texas, three nephews; Coleman Jaynes and his wife of Emmett, Phillip Jaynes and his wife Ann of Bristol, Carl Jaynes and his wife Dianne of Italy, survive him. Also surviving are four great nephews he considered his grandchildren; Carl Jr., Vollie 2nd, Jack and Michael, and a cousin Lucretia Couch.
His parents preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends and family from 6 to 8 PM Saturday evening at the Italy Chapel of the Wayne Boze Funeral Home161 West Main, in Italy.

The Celebration of Life will be 2:00 PM Sunday, April 13, 2003 in the Italy Chapel. Interment will follow in the Blooming Grove Cemetery,

Arrangements are under the direction of the Wayne Boze Funeral Home.

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Murray Wayne Holditch, Jr.
Feb 7, 1959 - Aug 22, 2008

Murry Holditch, 49, of Greeneville, Tenn. died suddenly Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at his home.
Murry, a Texas native, attended Texas A&M University and later graduated from Abilene Christian University. He started his career with Philips in Juarez, Mexico, later moving to Knoxville where he met his wife, Dianna Dawson. The two moved to Greeneville in 1991 where Murry obtained his masters degree from Tusculum College, then founded Five Rivers with partners Tom Hopson and Charlie White. For the past two years, Murry has served as CFO of Electronic Innovations with partners Tom Hopson, Gary Greenway and Ricky Shepherd.
Murry and Dianna have two sons, Trey, 14, and Zach, 12. Murry is also survived by his mother, Theresa Allen; sister, Terry Witter; and nephew, David Witter, all of Lubbock; brother and sister-in-law, Greg and Karen Holditch and their children, Emily and Nicholas of Frisco; and nephew, Andrew Witter of Houston. Murry was preceded in death by his father, Murry Wayne Holditch, Sr. Locally, Murry is survived by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Charles and Barbara Dawson of Greeneville, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Michael and Deborah Dawson of Greeneville and their son, Christian.
The family is planning a graveside service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. The family will visit with friends following the graveside services.
Rose Hill Funeral Home of Greeneville, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements.
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - Aug 26, 2008

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Jewell Pearl (Mitchell) Harris-Holland
Jul 27, 1912 - Apr 15, 2008

Life Legacy

Jewell Pearl Holland, age 95, of Waxahachie, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at Pleasant Manor Health and Rehab. She was born July 27, 1912 in Blooming Grove, Texas to James A. and Merta A. (Bacon) Mitchell. She was a homemaker.

Jewell is survived by one sister; one nephew and two nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Holland on October 26, 1992.

Graveside service and interment will be 1PM Friday, April 18, 2008 at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o James Aquilla "Quill" Mitchell & Merta Advilla "Myrt" (Baco) Mitchell

Helen Nedra (McClanahan) Banister
Nov 26, 1916 - Apr 28, 2008

BAYTOWN - Helen Nedra Banister, 91, passed away on April 28, 2008, in Baytown.
Mrs. Banister was born November 26, 1916, in Snyder, to Mamie Williams and Jefferson Davis "J.D." McClanahan. She graduated from Texas Wesleyan College in 1938. She was a resident of Longview from 1942 until moving to Baytown in 2003.
She was a retired school music teacher whose career spanned 36 years in the Nocona, Kilgore and Longview school districts. Mrs. Banister initiated the strings program in the Longview elementary and junior high schools, which was part of a larger program to develop the talent necessary for establishment of school orchestras. She also played violin in the Longview Symphony Orchestra for 21 years. Mrs. Banister was an active member of the First Methodist Church and Thelma Morgan Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Banister is survived by her daughter, Nedra Bradley and son-in-law, Peter Bradley of Baytown; and granddaughter, Alison Bradley of Houston.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Balam Banister; and grandson, William Louis Bradley.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 30, 2008, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Jonathan Speegle officiating.
Memorial gifts may be made to the First Methodist Church of Longview, 400 N. Fredonia St., Longview, TX 75601; (903) 753-4463; or to the Thelma Morgan Sunday School Class at the same church.
Arrangements are entrusted to Crespo and Jirrels Funeral and Cremation Services, 6123 Garth Rd., Baytown, TX; (281) 839-0700.

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Bell Sample
Dec 6, 1917 - Dec 6, 2008

BELL SAMPLE was born 12/6/1917 went to be with the Lord 12/6/2008. He was a loving husband and father as well as an engineer, rancher, musician inventor and gentleman. He was a wise man & a Bible Scholar. Memorial service Dec 22 11 a.m. Willow Meadows Baptist Church.

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Betty Mae (Weaver) Boyd
Dec 22, 1931 - Feb 1, 2011

Betty Mae Boyd, age 79, of Italy, passed away Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at Ennis Regional Hospital. She was born December 22, 1931 in Garrett, TX to James and Lottie (Wade) Weaver. Betty married Paul Boyd on August 23, 1949. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Italy.

Survivors include her loving husband of 61 years, Paul Boyd of Italy; five sons, Roy Boyd of Italy, Jack Boyd and wife Deby of Richardson, Keith Boyd and wife Ann of Waxahachie, Randy Boyd and wife Becky of Italy, Ricky Boyd and wife Monica of Ovilla; two brothers, Donnie Weaver and wife Virginia of Italy and Olin Weaver and wife Shelby of Athens; 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; 3 sisters, Emma Jean Davis, Pearl Powers and Ruth Ellis; 2 brothers, Bob Weaver and James Lynn Weaver and one daughter-in-law, Dianne Boyd.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Friday, February 4, 2011 at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy.

Funeral services will be 2PM Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church of Italy with Reverend Keith Murray officiating. Interment will follow at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be Jon Boyd, Josh Boyd, Blake Boyd, Jeff Boyd, Ryan Boyd, Tyler Boyd and Cody Boyd.

Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

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Jo Ann Bryant
June 17, 1942 - Oct 26, 2011

Gladys Jo Ann Bryant, age 69, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born June 17, 1942 in Temple, Texas to Allan and Josephine Bryant.

Ms. Bryant was a teacher for many years with Collins Catholic School, Corsicana ISD, Garland ISD and most recently with Navarro College.

She was a volunteer with the Corsicana Public Library, the Humane Society and was a member of the Colonial Dames and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Janet Jacobs and Lisa Jacobs; an aunt, Kaki Davis; and cousins, Pam Burke, Cathy Mandell and husband John, Melissa Haldeman and husband Britton, Jess Dickinson and wife Janet, Leonard Dickinson III, and Bonnie Karstedt and husband John; ex-husband Ray Jacobs; the extended Jacobs family and many close friends.

Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be
2:00 PM Saturday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Post Oak Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Fred Jacobs, David Jacobs, Ray Jacobs, Tracy Andrews, Gene Womack Jr. and Raphael Alderete, Jr.

The family requests memorials to Navarro County Genealogy Society at P.O. Box 2278, Corsicana, TX 75151 or Navarro County Humane Society at P.O. Box 1734, Corsicana, TX 75151.

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Richard A. Reid
Apr 15, 1856 - Jun 3, 1919

Died Near Emhouse.
Richard A. Reid, a venerable citizen of the Emhouse community, and a brother of T. T. Reid of that Neighborhood, died there yesterday and the remains were interred in the Pattison cemetery today. The deceased is survived by his widow and numerous relatives.

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Inez Pearl (Snow) Smith-Nipper
Sep 2, 1905 - Jul 11, 1971

Nipper
Mrs. Inez Nipper, 65, a former resident of Emhouse, died Sunday in Mesquite General Hospital.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today in Corley Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Pattison cemetery. The Rev. J. L. Glaze will officiate.
Survivors include a brother, Richard Snow of Dallas; a niece, Mrs. Linda Sue May of Dallas.

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Joseph David "Joe" Shelton, Sr.
Apr 10, 1880 - Nov 21, 1950

J. D. Shelton Dies Tuesday Evening J. D. Shelton, 70, long-time resident of Emhouse, who moved to Houston two weeks ago, died Tuesday night at his home.
Funeral services will be held at Emhouse with burial in the Pattison cemetery, but the time had not been determined early Wednesday afternoon.
Surviving are his wife, six children, J. D. Jr., Wayland, Hattie Sue, Adelia, Melonie and Martha Ann Shelton, all of Houston, and other relatives.
Corley directs.

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J. D. Shelton, Sr. Rites Are Held

Funeral services for J. D. Shelton, 70, long-time Emhouse resident, who died at his home in Houston early Wednesday, were held from the Emhouse Baptist church Thursday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery.

The family resided at Emhouse until a few weeks ago when it moved to Houston.

Surviving are his wife and six children, J. D., Jr., Maurice, Hattie Sue, Mattie Lou, Melonia Faye and Martha Ann Shelton, all of Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank Moody, Luther Bell, Frank Seely, Swint Huling, Al Tinkle, Jay Gilcrease, That Beard and Book Turner.

Corley directed.

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Clema Frances (Dickey) Gracy-Sharpley
Jun 1, 1868 - Jan 14, 1945

MRS. J. W. SHARPLEY BURIED AT EMHOUSE MONDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. J. W. Sharpley, 76, died at her home at Emhouse Sunday morning following a lingering illness.
Funeral services were held from the Emhouse Baptist church Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. L. B. Jenkins conducting the rites. Burial was in Pattison cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ora O'Neal, Emhouse; eight step-children, S. S. Sharpley, Emhouse; D. M. Sharpley, Beaumont; J. R. Sharpley, Houston; O. L. Sharpley, Corsicana; Mrs. Pearl Bennett, Midlothian; Mrs. W. L. Pinson.
Ennis; Mrs. L. H. Elrod, Godley; Mrs. Carl Simpson, Tyler and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Thad Beard, Albert Richards, Clyde Owen, Claude Breithaupt, Bud O'Neal, and Swint Huling.
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Michael Dell Day
May 23, 1947 - Oct 31, 1971

Linda Anne (Dill) Day
Aug 24, 1947 - Oct 31, 1971

Dana Marie Day
July 2, 1970 - Oct 31, 1971

Michael Dell Day, his wife Linda Ann, both 24, and their 16 month old daughter Dana Marie of Temple were killed Sunday in an automobile accident which occurred four miles from Temple when an approaching car crossed the median to strike the car in which the family was riding.

Funeral services were Tuesday at Lakewood Funeral Chapel in Lake Jackson with burial in Westwood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Day was the former Linda Dill, daughter of former Corsicana residents Mr. and Mrs. William F. Dill, who now reside in Lake Jackson. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. H.C. Brothers of Alvin and Mrs. J.R. Bone of Waco, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F.S. Keathley and Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Dill of Corsicana. She was a niece of Mmes. Margaret Huffman, Ethel Cates, Helm Campbell and O.L. Sikes of Corsicana.

Her husband is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.O. Day of Freeport; one sister, Mrs. Stanley Matthews of Austin; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Day and Mrs. Chester W.
Brown of Kopperl.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Nov 3, 1971
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Michael Dell Day - h/o Linda Ann (Dill) Day - s/o Raymond O. Day and Leta Fay (Brown) Day
  • Linda Ann (Dill) Day - w/o Michael Dell Day - d/o William F. Dill and Donna Nell (Keathley) Dill
  • Dana Marie Day - d/o Michael Dell Day and Linda Ann (Dill) Day

Lee Decatur Craig
Apr 24, 1889 - Nov 8, 1971

Funeral services were to be Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Lee Craig, 82, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital, with Mr. Cato Scharrer and Mr. Claude Parrish officiating and burial in Wortham Cemetery.

A Mason and a member of the Church of Christ, he had resided in Corsicana for the past 25 years.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; a son, Talmadge Canant Jr., of Austin; two granddaughters; a sister, Mrs. Sallie Miller of Mexia; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were to be members of Masonic Lodge No. 174 A.F. and A.M., of Corsicana.

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Mabel Bunch
Aug 21, 1902 - Nov 9, 1971

Mrs. Mabel Bunch, former Corsicana resident for many years and former employee of the local telephone system, died in Arura, Mo., Nov. 9, after a short illness.

Services will be in Williams Funeral Chapel Nov. 11 and burial in California, Mo.

She was the widow of the late Guy Bunch and survivors include a brother-in-law, Henry Bunch of Corsicana.

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Abe Goldberg
May 14, 1906 - Feb 16, 1965

Abe Goldberg Dies Tuesday Mineral Wells
Abe Goldberg, 58, retired jeweler, native of Corsicana died in Mineral Wells Tuesday morning following an extended illness.

Surviving are three brothers; Nathan Goldberg, St. Louis, Isadore and Gabe Goldberg both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Raye Daiches, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Goldberg formerly resided in Los Angeles but had made his home in Mineral Wells the past two years.

His wife, the late Mrs. Mae Rosen Goldberg, was killed in a train accident in California.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the McCammon chapel.

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J. W. Sheffield
Oct 12, 1918 - Oct 23, 2011

J.W. Sheffield, 93, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Heritage Oaks West after a short illness.

He was preceded in death in 2009 by his wife of 70 years, Dorothy Sheffield.

Survivors include his son, James W. Sheffield and daughter-in-law Margie; daughter, Janie Emdy; a grandson, Shane Sheffield and his wife, Jillian, all of Carmel, Ind.; a granddaughter, Diane Della Maggiora; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

The graveside funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Richard Whitis Summers
Apr 27, 1925 - Oct 21, 2011

Mr. Richard Whitis Summers, 86, of Streetman, passed away on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at Kindred Hospital in Dallas.

He was born on April 27, 1925 in Dallas, to parents Earl and Fannie Summers.

He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He enjoyed life, being outdoors, and taking good care of his dog, Jet, which they both enjoyed eating from Arby’s. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in St. Elmo.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Narvell Summers; second wife, Betty Summers; step-son, Steve Talmages; and his siblings.

Survivors include his son, Richard W. Summers Jr. and wife Robin of Mesquite; step-daughter, Susan Eades and husband Johnny of Haltom City; granddaughters, Kristy Davis and husband Olen of Forney, and Dee Blackwell and husband Jeff of Temple; grandsons, Justin Summers of Terrell, and Kurt Summers and wife Becky of Forney; eight great grandchildren; special niece, Jeri “Pumpkin” Matthews and husband Wayne of McKinney; and several other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at New Hope Baptist Church in St. Elmo with Dr. Elton McCann officiating. Interment will follow in St. Elmo Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Matthews, Justin Summers, Kurt Summers, Chris Ingram, James Solis and Don Williams.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church at 581 FM 416, Streetman, Texas 75859.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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James E. Fletcher Sr.
Mar 22, 1868 - Dec 25, 1937

KERENS MAN WAS FATALLY INJURED STRUCK BY AUTO
J. E. FLETCHER WAS THIRTEENTH HIGHWAY VICTIM OF YEAR

J. E. Fletcher, aged 70 years, died in the P. and S. Hospital Saturday afternoon at 12:45 o'clock from automobile injuries sustained about noon at Kerens. Funeral services were held from the chapel of the Stockton Funeral Home in Kerens Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with interment in the Long Prairie cemetery. Rev. M. O. Cheek, pastor of the First Baptist church in Kerens, conducted the rites.

According to information received here, Mr. Fletcher was struck by a car driven by a man who resides near Cleburne as he was walking across Highway 31. The driver of the car was not detailed. The name of the motorist was now known here.

Mr. Fletcher's death was the thirteenth auto fatality in Navarro county this year. He formerly was engaged in farming.

Surviving are a son, Calvin Fletcher, Kerens, four daughters, Mrs. W. G. Morris, Corsicana; Mrs. Bill Teets, Kerens, Mrs. Cap Hawkins, Kerens and Mrs. Teets, Trinidad and other relatives.

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James Oliver Bruner
Dec 6, 1891- June 22, 1975

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens for James Oliver Bruner, 83, who died Sunday in Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.

Mr. Bruner, a native of Kerens, had been a resident of Waco since 1932.

He was a member of Rural Shade Baptist Church, a retired carpenter, and a World War I veteran.

Burial was at the Long Prairie cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, Grady Bruner of Waco; a sister, Mrs. Bonny Howell of Las Vegas, Nev., and several nieces and nephews.
Kerens Tribune - June 26, 1975

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Hubert Harrison Trent
Nov 23, 1885 - Aug 18, 1984

KERENS - Hubert H. Trent, 98, of Kerens, died Friday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

The funeral is set for 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Kerens with the Rev. Royce Measures officiating under direction of Paschal Funeral Home. Burial will be in Long Prairie cemetery.

Trent was a longtime Kerens resident. He served as a deacon at the First Baptist Church in Kerens and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Baxter of Kerens and Thyra Blakney of Garland; four sons, H.T. Trent of Arcadia, Calif., A.R. Trent of Dallas, Roy Trent of Dallas and Leonard Trent of Abilene; two sisters, Willie Wallace of Martin Mills and Myrtle Davis of Dallas; two brothers, Joe Trent of Kerens and J.B. Trent of Athens; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Trent, Percy Trent, Kenneth Trent, Randy Trent, Bruce Trent, David Trent, Jeff Blakney and Rusty Baxter.

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Emma (McElvaney) Trent
Oct 6, 1891 - Nov 6, 1974

KERENS - Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church for Mrs. Emma Trent, 83, resident of Kerens, who died at Memorial Hospital Wednesday.
Rev. Olin Boles will officiate, with burial to be at Long Prairie cemetery.

Arrangements are with Paschal Funeral Home.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, resident of Kerens 32 years, and native of Black Hills community.

Survivors include her husband H. H. Trent of Kerens; four sons, H. T. Trent of California, A.R. Trent of Dallas, U.R. Trent of Dallas, L.M. Trent of San Antonio; two daughters, Mrs. J. B. Blakney of Arlington and Mrs. Joe Baxter of Kerens; 20 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Mamie Louise (Martin) Wilson
April 15, 1890 - Nov 24, 1975

Services Held Tuesday For Mrs. Mamie Wilson

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Mamie Wilson, 85.

Mrs. Wilson, who died Monday morning, was a resident of Kerens. Services were held at the Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Long Prairie cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Charlie Snyder of Quitman, Mrs. J.C. Hardy of Corsicana, Mrs. Ernest Conger of Kerens, Mrs. Mary Lou Paul of Kerens, and Mrs. Jo Tanner of Purdon; three sons, Howard Wilson of Dresden, John Wilson of Kerens, and James Wilson of Corsicana; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Kerens Tribune - Nov 27, 1975
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Henry Stafford Wilson - d/o Tom Martin and Callie Sue (Cordell) Martin

Joseph Calvin Blackburn
July 1, 1893 - July 23, 1976

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Christ in Kerens for Joe Blackburn, 83, a resident of Trinidad and former resident of Kerens, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday night. Oscar Brantley officiated and burial was in Long Prairie cemetery.

Blackburn was a member of the Church of Christ and a retired farmer and veteran of World War One.

He is survived by his wife, Emma Blackburn of Trinidad; two daughters, Ruby Lee Radney of Waxahachie, and Ila Rae Hackfeld of Sweetwater; three sons, Everett Blackburn of Daton, Floyd Blackburn, U.S. Navy, California, and Joe C. Blackburn Jr., Sweetwater; one brother, L.B. Blackburn, Corsicana; eleven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Kerens Tribune - July 29, 1976
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Jester James Weathers
Sept 17, 1910 - June 26, 1975

Services were held at 4 p.m. Friday for Jester J. Weathers, 64, at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

The Rev. W.O. Sears officiated and burial was at Long Prairie cemetery.

Mr. Weathers was a resident of Waco for the past 20 years and a former Kerens resident. He was an equipment operator for the Brazos Electric Corp., in Waco.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ollie Weathers of Waco; two daughters, Mrs. C.F. Warren of Malakoff and Mrs. Frank Westbrook of Ennis; five grandchildren, one great grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Mirtie Atchinson of Waco.

Pallbearers were employees of the Brazos Electric Corp. of Waco.

Notes:

  • Kerens Tribune - July 3, 1975
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Ola Mae (Simon) Weathers - s/o James Monroe Weathers and Susie Ann (Adams) Weathers

Ernest R. Herd
April 19, 1915 - June 17, 1975

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 4 p.m. for Ernest Herd, 60, who died early Tuesday at his home. Mr. Herd was found by a neighbor in his burning bed. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Navarro county Memorial Hospital and Peace Justice W. H. Tipton returned a verdict of natural cause, either heart failure or smoke inhalation.

Mr. Herd was a resident of Corsicana at the time of his death and is a former Kerens resident. He was a retired caterer and a world War II veteran.

Services were held at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Long Prairie cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Pricilla Robertson of Corpus Christi and Mrs. Rita Fay Wiekal of LaFeria; one sister, Mrs. Ella Paul of Fort Worth; and eight grandchildren.

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Esco Louis McCann
Jan 18, 1925 - Sept 14, 2011

Esco L. McCann, lifelong resident of the Corsicana area, passed away Sept. 14, 2011, at the age of 86.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elton and Bennie McCann; and brothers Billy Joe, Jack and Paul McCann.

Mr. McCann is survived by his devoted, loving wife of 64 years, Wilma H. McCann; sons, Raymond L. McCann and wife Judy of Huntsville, Royce A. McCann and wife Mary of Houston; five grandchildren, Carol R. Busby and husband Marc of Spring, John B. McCann of Spring, Mathew R. McCann and wife Stacy of Belton, Mo., Allison Hagan and husband David of Houston, and Terri Richardson and husband Brian of Houston; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. His survivors also include brothers Ray McCann and wife Sandee of Corsicana, Gene McCann and wife Diane of Tomball; and sisters Linda Harrison and husband Billy of Corsicana, Betty Goodin and husband Joe David of Tyler and sister-in-law Jimmie McCann of Pursley and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

Mr. McCann served our country during WW II in the U.S. Navy, assigned to Standard Landing Craft Unit #34. He entered the service in January 1944 and was discharged in January 1946 with both the Good Conduct Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Award.

He was a career electrician with 55 years of membership in the I.B.E.W. Local #1151. He began his electrical career in 1954 and retired from Childers Electric in 1986.

Mr. McCann was also a cattle rancher, living in the Pursley community for many years before moving back to Corsicana in 2003.

Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Reeves and Bro. B.F. Risinger Jr. of First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Serving as pallbearers are John McCann, Ron McCann, Billy Harrison, David Goodin, Todd Harrison and Jim Howard.

Honorary pallbearers are: First Baptist church Adult Men’s Bible Class.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund at 510 West Collin Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Katherine "Kate" (Willis) Caskey-Watwood
Aug 28, 1877 - Jan 12, 1960

Hold Services
Mrs. Watwood

Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Caskey Watwood, 82, who died at her home Tuesday night after a long illness, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

A native of Macon, Ga., she had resided here 76 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. D. B. Gregory, Gladewater; Mrs. T. T. Bryson, Mrs. D. R. East and Mrs. Loyde Grimes, all of Corsicana.; 10 grandchildren, 23 great - grandhildren, 1-t great-great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Lige Martin, Corsicana; Mrs. S. T. McRoberts, Baytown, and Mrs. A. Howard, Ferris; two brothers, Fred F. Willis, Port Arthur, and John C. Willis, Almeda Calif., and other relatives. Pallbearers were Claudene Chenoweth, Charles H. Williams, Maurice Bryson, Clifton Russell, Dwane Bryson and Billy Brown.


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Jim Calvin Graves
Sept 12, 1930 - Nov 16, 2011

Jim Graves was born Sept. 12, 1930, in Limestone County to the late David and Bonita Graves. He transitioned from this life Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at Methodist Dallas Hospital where he was pronounced to forever be with the Lord.

Jim received his formal education in the Limestone County School District. While in Limestone County Jim dedicated his life to Christ at an early age. Jim moved to California and later returned to Groesbeck where he met Vada. They were united together and raised 16 children. They moved back to California for several years before retuning to the state of Texas.

Jim worked as a supervisor for Universal Rundle, Jetco Chemical, Navarro College and Virgil’s Delivery Trucking Company where he was a truck driver for many years.

Everyone knew Jim was a no nonsense type of man; he dedicated himself to his church, his wife, and his family. He was also a hard working man and was known to work two or more jobs to ensure he could provide for his family. Many lives have been touched by Jim, whether it was through meeting him at the Martin Luther King Community Center which he managed for over 20 years, or maybe your paths would cross while being a customer of his at the Corsicana Daily Sun.

Jim loved singing, especially with his church family. He would often come home after service saying “What a time, what a time we had today.” Jim loved and cherished his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Vada; his children, Jimmy, Calvin, and Barbara; also his siblings, Willie W., David and sister Lola B.

He is survived by his daughters Zemary Williams (Bobby) of Dallas, Kathy Stokes (Ronald) of Buffalo, N.Y., Sharanetta Jackson (Bennie) of Dallas, Variel High of Corsicana, Shirley McCallister (Brent) of Buffalo, N.Y., and Teresa Graves, California; sons, Daniel Graves (Teresa) of Dallas, Morris High III of Fort Worth, Norris High of Oklahoma City, Okla., Lamond Graves (Felecia) of Dallas, Michael (Jo Beth) Graves, Gerald Graves and Donald Graves, all of California; his brothers, John D. Graves of Groesbeck, and Elmo Graves of Houston; and special niece, Lola M (Curtis) of California. He is also survived by 29 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; his sisters-in-law, Estelle Woodard and Leona Smith, both of Fort Worth, Maudenett of Los Angeles, Calif.; adoptive sister, Earlene Betts of Corsicana, brothers-in-law, David Smith Jr. of Dallas, and Billy Smith of Hutchins; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia. There will also be a visitation from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, 1236 N. Bus. 45, and also from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with family present.

Funeral service for Mr. Jim C. Graves will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 2105 East Jones Ave., Corsicana. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery. Eulogist, Pastor Alfred Cox Jr.

Pearly Gates Funeral Home In Mexia is in charge of the professional services for Jim Calvin Graves.

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Dorothy Lee (Cottongame) Hyles
Dec 16, 1922 - Nov 21, 2011

Dorothy Lee Hyles, 88, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, in Corsicana.

She was born Dec. 16, 1922 to William Farris and Maudie Ann Cottongame in Dawson.

She was a faithful member at Wesley United Methodist Church.

Dot, as she was called by most of her family, was one of God's children, a blessing to all who knew her. She was loved dearly by everyone who came in contact with her. She will be greatly missed by everyone. She loved fishing, sports, most of all the Mavericks, Rangers and Cowboys. She was a devout Christian and loved to sing praises to her Lord, always going about singing hymns. She was a great cook and liked to share her talents with neighbors and friends.

We miss her but God was gracious to welcome her home to meet Him and the rest of her loved ones.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Hyles, in 1991; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Cottongame; sisters, Ela Hoffman and Lucille Poulter; brothers Lesley Cottongame and Robert Cottongame.

She is survived by her sisters, Ethel Dunagan of Mansfield, Marie Chaney and husband Gilbert of Colorado City; six nephews and wives; one sister-in-law, Doris Cottongame of Waco; many friends, neighbors and church friends whom she loved.

Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 1p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Italy Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mary Beth (Thompson) Layfield
March 17, 1913 - Nov 18, 2011

Mary Beth Layfield

Mary Beth Layfield, 98, of Kerens passed away Friday, November 18th at her residence in Kerens.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, November 20 at the Kerens Cemetery Pavilion with Rev. Thomas Layfield officiating. Burial will be in the Kerens Cemetery.

She is survived by her grand daughter, Phyllis Elliot of Kerens; great grandson, Chad Elliott of Colorado Springs, CO.; number of nieces and nephews.

Paschal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Mamie F. (Sherrill) Holloway
June 7, 1933 - Nov 18, 2011

Mrs. Mamie F. Holloway, age 78, of Corsicana went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 18, 2011 at her residence in Corsicana. She was born on June 7, 1933 in Trinidad to parents, Robert and Leona Sherrill.

She worked at Adams Hat Factory for 10 years and retired from Tom’s Food after 29 years of service. She spent her retirement years working out at the farm and caring for her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Barton Sherrill; mother, Leona Lafaye Chidester Sherrill; uncle, Jimmie Sherrill; brothers, Robert Sherrill, Jimmie (Buddy) Sherrill and Earl Emerson Sherrill; daughter-in-law, Darla Holloway; and a grandson, Kevin Williams.

She is survived by her children, Steve Holloway, Deborah Holloway, James Holloway and wife Kathy, Gary Holloway and wife Debra, Michael Holloway and wife Misty; ten grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; sisters, Lillie Marie Jacobson, Velma Lee Waters, and Bobbie Joyce Thedford; sister-in-law, Angie Sherrill, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 21, 2011 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Ballard and Bishop Jarl F. Jacobson officiating. Interment will follow in Kerens City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will Alan Thedford, Kevin Thedford, Randy Waters, Jeremy Holloway, Jason Holloway, and Hagen Williams.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Navarro County Chapter, 1000 W. 2nd Avenue, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Angels at Home and to Hand-in-Hand Hospice.

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Toby Louis Mash
June 4, 1952 - Nov 17, 2011

Toby Louis Mash, 59, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at the Ennis Regional Medical Center.

Toby was born in Corsicana to Jimmie Louis and Marjorie (Heifner) Mash on June 4, 1952. He graduated from Electra High School in 1970. He then attended Austin College in Sherman and received his Math and History degree in 1974. He then attended Law School at Oklahoma City University were he received his law degree in 1977. He married Reba D. Davis on Aug. 19, 1972 and they made their home originally in Sherman, then to Oklahoma City and finally to Ennis in 1977.

He began his career as an attorney with McCarty, Wilson and Mash Law Firm. He served as the attorney for the City of Ennis for more than 20 years he also served as city attorney for the City of Palmer. He served as the past president for the Ennis Host Lions Club, past president of the Chamber of Commerce he was a member of the Church of Christ. At the time of his death, he attended the New Hope Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmie Mash in April of 2005 and his daughter, Natalie Mash Price on Dec. 14, 2004.

He is survived by his wife, Reba D. Mash of Ennis; one son, Toby L. Mash II and his fiancée Rachel Gracey of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Amberlie Jan Mash Middleton of Arlington; two grandchildren, Peyton Middleton and Grant Price; his mother, Marjorie H. Mash of Corsicana; two sisters, Jane Lewis of Mabank and Sonia Vaughn of Corsicana, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 from 5 until 7 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.

A Celebration of his life will take place on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with Rev. Buck Marshall and Glenn Hejny officiating. Interment will follow in Myrtle Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

The family requests that donations be made in Toby’s name to the Toby Mash Memorial Fund set up at Compass Bank.

www.jekeevermortuary.com

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Kawanna Denise Horn
About 1968 - Nov 13, 2011

Kawanna Denise Horn, 43, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at Lifeline Fellowship Family Church located at 5301 West Highway 31, with Elder Willie Horn officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Treasa (Walther) Lamb-Ward
June 17, 1962 - Nov 13, 2011

Treasa Walther Lamb Ward was 49 years old when she passed away Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at her Corsicana home.

On June 17, 1962, Treasa Mae Walther was born to Victor and Barbara Walther in Marlin. Her brothers and sisters, Vickie, Victor Jr., and Kenneth shared many happy childhood memories while growing up in Dawson. Treasa graduated with the 1980 senior class of Dawson High School.

Treasa married Jeff Lamb in June of 1979, and she was blessed with the three biggest loves of her life; her sons Jason, Joshua and Cody Lamb. Treasa took much joy and pride in the fact that she raised three strong, loving and caring men; men who feel the loss of their beloved mother immensely. Years after her divorce, she found love again and married James Ward.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ward; her father, Victor Walther Sr.; her brother, Kenneth Walther; and her niece, Amanda Lamb.

Treasa is survived by her sons and their wives and children; Jason and Lisa Lamb and their boys Lane, Nate, Case and Cash; Joshua and Rachael Lamb and their boys Haygen and Ryder (Ryder will be born next month), and Cody and Dakota Lamb and their daughter Kaitlyn. She is also survived by her mother, Barbara Walther, her siblings and their spouses, Barry and Vickie Smith and Victor Jr. and Kay Walther, and their children Jeremy and Tommy Smith and Maura (Smith) Evans, Kristy Walther and Jennifer Watson.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at the First Baptist Church of Dawson with Brother Les Montonya officiating this gathering of family and friends as they come together to say farewell and share their many happy memories of all the love and kindness Treasa shared in her life.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation in Treasa’s name which would be a welcome tribute to her.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Judith "Judy" Ann (Varnell) Stearman
Mar 19, 1946 - Nov 13, 2011


Judith “Judy” Ann Varnell Stearman went home to be with Lord on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011.

She was born March 19, 1946 in Oildale, Calif. Judy graduated from Ardmore High School in 1964.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Rhoda Virginia Varnell; her father, Joseph Galy Varnell; her brother, Patrick Boone Varnell; her first husband, John R. Marion; her second husband, Henry Chris Stearman Jr. Judy lived for many years and raised her children in Corsicana. She had lived in Tyler for over 15 years and worked at Trinity Mother Francis Hospital as a lab technician.

Judy Stearman is survived by her son, John Patrick Stearman and his wife Sherri Stearman; her daughter, Jennifer Ann Timme and her husband Blake Timme; her grandchildren, Anna Marion Stearman, Patrick Dillon Stearman, and Piper Lynn Stearman; and her two four legged companions, Molly and Keizer.

Memorial service for Judy will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Corsicana.

In lieu of flowers, she would be honored to have donations be made to SPCA of East Texas, PO Box 2026, Tyler, Tx 75710, or your own local chapter or charity of your choice. She had such a zest for life & love all she met, especially for the animals others left behind. She will be missed by all who knew her.

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Charles "Chuck" Howard Kline Sr.
Jan 14, 1926 - Nov 13, 2011

Charles “Chuck” Howard Kline Sr. went home to his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at 10:01a.m. at his home in Corsicana, surrounded by his family.

His life was an inspiration to many. He never saw a stranger and was truly loved by many. He was born Jan. 14, 1926, in Pittsburgh, Pa. to Edward B. Kline and Orminta (Minnie) West Kline. Charles enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 17 in 1943 during World War II serving off the coast of South America. On his return from the service he worked at J & L Steel in Pittsburgh and for the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier, receiving several commendations. He loved to spend time with his family and friends, traveling, camping, fishing, and was an avid Steelers fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers John, Edward, Elmer, Vincent, Harry, and Russell; and sisters Leona, Iris, and Ivy.

He is survived by his wife Doris (Dee) Kline of Corsicana; daughter, Sandra Kline Meller and husband Marvin of Lohman, Mo.; son, Charles Kline Jr. and wife Linda of Bates City, Mo., son, Chuck Goulet and wife Graciela of Corsicana; and daughter, Yvette Goulet of Lake Easinore, Calif. He is also survived by grandchildren, Lisa Gangloff, Lance Meller, Quinn Kline, Jennifer Miller, Amy Silva, Kristi Slipher, Charlie Goulet, Jessica Goulet, Timothy Goulet, Eddie Goulet, Hannah Bruce, Laurie Clipperton and husband Jim, and Holly Deck; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at Griffin—Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at the Believers Bible Church in Corsicana with his brother-in-law Dewayne Price officiating. Committal service will be held at the DFW National Cemetery at 1:15 p.m. on Mountain Creek Parkway in Dallas.

Serving as pallbearers will be Lance Meller, Kyle Meller, Charles Goulet, Charlie Goulet, Bill Price and T.R. Price.

The family ask that memorials be made to the Alzheiners Association, Greater Dallas Chapter at 4144 North Central Expressway, Suite 750, Dallas, Texas 75204, or at www.alz.org.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Charles Howard Kline Sr., 85, of Corsicana passed away Nov. 13, 2011. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at Believers Bible Church. Interment will follow at DFW National Cemetery at 1:15pm.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Floyd Earl Ward
Nov 11, 1926 - Nov 11, 2011

Floyd Earl Ward, 85, of Levelland passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 in Lubbock.

He was born in Navarro County Nov. 11, 1926, to Van Luther and Annie (Covington) Ward.

He was a longtime resident of Levelland, having moved there from Navarro County in 1944. In 1945, he enlisted in the United States Army and served during World War II. Following his discharge from the service, he returned to Levelland and went to work in the oilfield. He retired from Amoco Production Company after 37 years.

Floyd was a member and secretary/treasurer of First Assembly of God Church, Levelland for 49 years.

He married Erma Frances Whitten on Aug. 20, 1950. She preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 2005. He was also preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Naomi Mulkey; and a daughter, Judy Ward.

Survivors include his daughter, Kathy Reppart and her husband Michael of Abilene; his fiancée, Jean Eller of Levelland; two sisters, Joyce Huffaker of Lubbock and Avis Keen Rodgers of Levelland; and two grandchildren, Natalie Reppart and Hayley Reppart, both of Abilene.

The family received visitors at George Price Funeral Home, Levelland, on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at First Assembly of God Church, Levelland with the Rev. Robert Burns, pastor, officiating.

Interment was in City of Levelland Cemetery under direction of George Price Funeral Home, Levelland.

The family suggests memorials be made to First Assembly of God Church, P.O. Box 1054, Levelland, Texas or to the American Cancer Society.

To join the family in celebrating Floyd’s life, please go to www.georgepricefunerals.com.

Arrangements by George Price Funeral Home, Levelland.

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Michael Burnett
About 1964 - Nov 11, 2011

Michael Burnett, 47, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Walter Green Langston
Mar 4, 1891 - Jan 6, 1947

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