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William Adolphus Gideon
Apr 12, 1842 - Apr 23, 1926

BLOOMING GROVE MAN DIED COUNTY HOSPITAL FRIDAY

M. A. Gideon, aged 84 years of Blooming Grove, died late Friday at the County Hospital and the remains were taken to Blooming Grove Saturday for interment.
A number of children survive.

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Alice (Prather) Williams
Aug. 14, 1859 - Sep. 20, 1937

Funeral Tuesday Mrs. G. W. Williams
Funeral services for Mrs. G. W. Williams, 78, who died at her home in Barry Monday morning, were held from the family residence Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock with burial in Grange Hall cemetery.
The services were conducted by the Rev. W. V. Bane, pastor of the Barry Methodist church.
She is survived by two sons, P. D. Williams, Dallas, and C. O. Williams, Purdon; two daughters, Mrs. L. B. Mitchell, Barry and Mrs. George Stokes, Tulsa, Okla.

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Walter Marion Woodall
Apr 13, 1867 Jan 20, 1918

Died Near Dawson.
Walter Woodall, aged about fifty years, died at his home near Dawson Sunday of pneumonia, and the remains were interred at Dawson Monday.
The wife of the deceased died about four months ago. They left no children.

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West End News.

Walter Woodall died Sunday evening at 5 o’clock and his remains will be laid to rest in the Dawson Cemetery at 2:3;0 o’clock this afternoon and his relatives have our heartfelt sympathy. Mr. Woodall was about thirty-five years of age, was a good Christian gentleman and was loved by all.

Uncle John.

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DAWSON.
(From the Herald.)

W. M. Woodall, a highly esteemed citizen of six miles north of town, died Sunday at 5:45 p.m., after a short illness of pneumonia. The funeral service was held at the Methodist church Monday at 1:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. J. T. McKeown of this city, assisted by Rev. Mr. Boulware of Emmett, after which the Odd Fellows of which order he was a faithful member, took charge and laid the remains to rest in the Dawson cemetery, by the side of his wife, who was buried here in March of last year.

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Eugenia May (Ogilvie) Bills
May 6, 1857 - Mar 20, 1917

Raleigh News

Mrs. Bills, of near Emmett, passed away March 20. She was a good woman and will be missed very much by all acquainted with her. She is survived by several children, all but Mrs. Teeney Moore, were at her bedside when the end came. Mrs. Moore resides at Aubrey, Texas, and it was impossible for her to be present.

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West End News.
Dear Editor and Chats and Readers of the Light: We have sad news to report this time. the Death Angel came down on the 20th and this time claimed as its victim Mrs. G. A. Bills, one of our most beloved neighbors. On the 21st she was buried at Emmet. The largest concourse of friends met at the home of the deceased and started to the Emmet cemetery to pay their last respects to this grandmother and mother in Zion. The line of autos and other vehicles was near one mile long and when the remains landed at the Methodist Church there was an immense crowd waiting, so many, in fact that the Church house failed to hold one-third of the crown. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Boulware, her young pastor, in a very impressive way. Then her body was laid to rest beside her deceased husband, G. A. Bills, who outstripped her to the Glory Land several years ago.

Mrs. Bills’ children were all at her bedside when death came. She leaves nine children, six girls and three boys, all married an having families, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her loss. But we can truthfully say that our loss is heaven’s gain, for Mrs. E. M. Bills, has been a member of the M. E. Church, South, since childhood and has ever lived a consistent Christian and has proven her faith by her works. She has always been a good neighbor, always ready to administer to the sick, her doors have always been open to the preacher and her friends and we can truthfully say, weep not, children and loved ones, for mother and grandmother is now beckoning for you to come up higher where all is love and though she be dead, yet she loveth and her influence for good will live for ages. Oh, what a consolation it is to live so we will be remember for good. Space of time forbids me from saying more for the half has not been said in praise of this good Mother in Zion. I hope that our pastor or some other better writer than I am will give a full sketch of the life and death of this good woman. I want the readers of the Light to know it and all take courage to live better and strive to meet this good woman in heaven, where there will be no more tears, no more good-byes nor parting from loved ones; where all is love and no more dark clouds and the light of our Lord shines forever.

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Jennie (Martin) Childress-Tilton
Oct 8, 1896 - Oct 7, 1963
 

Mrs. L. P. Tilton Dies Tuesday;
Rites Pending

Mrs. Jennie Martin Tilton, 66, of 1418 Ficklin avenue, died in Memorial Hospital early Tuesday afternoon. She was the wife of Lawrence P. Tilton.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at McCammon Funeral Home at press hour Tuesday but Rosary will be recited at the chapel Tuesday at 8 p. m. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; a son, Jimmy Childress, Fort Worth; a grandson, Tommy Chlldress, reared by Mrs. Tilton, Irving, and four grandchildren, a brother, D. J. Martin, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Mrs. Tilton was born in Corsicana, October 8, 1896, and lacked one day being 67 years of
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Jeanie (Martin) Childress-Tilton
Oct 8, 1896 - Oct 7, 1963

Mrs. L. P. Tilton Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Martin Tilton, 1418 Ficklin avenue, who died in Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon, were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

The services were conducted by Rev. A. J. Merkel, pastor, with burial in the Catholic cemetery.

Mrs. Tilton was born in Corsicana, October 9, 1896, lacking one day being 67 years of age. She was buried on her birthday.

Rosary was recited Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the McCammon Chapel.

Surviving are her husband, Lawrence P. Tilton, Corsicana; a son, Jimmy Childress, Fort Worth; a grandson, Tommy Childress, Irving, who was reared by Mrs. Tilton; four other grandchildren; a brother, D. J. Martin, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Paul Wissell, Aaron Samuels, Louis Kormos, Frank Borsellino, Harvey Kelly, Harold Blankinship and Johnny Chirafis.

McCammon directed.

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George Thomas Upshaw
Jun 8, 1865 - Nov 6, 1941

GEORGE F. UPSHAW DIED IN DALLAS; BE BURIED AT DRESDEN
George F. Upshaw died late Thursday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. A. Moore in Dallas. Funeral services will probably be held Sunday afternoon from the Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in Dresden cemetery, complete arrangements are awaiting
arrival of relatives.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. J. A. Moore, Dallas; Mrs. Mae Moore, East Camp, New Mexico; Mrs. Gelene Goodner, Duncan, Arizona; Mrs. Stella Farley, Sacramento, California; a son Allen Upshaw. Blackfoot, Idaho, and other relatives.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, November 7, 1941

UPSHAW FUNERAL RITES WILL BE HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for George F. Upshaw, aged 76 years, who died in Dallas late Thursday afternoon, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. J. A. Moore, Dallas; Mrs. Mae Moore, East Camp, N.M.; Mrs. Gelene Goodner, Duncan, Ariz., and Mrs. Stella Farley, Sacramento, Calif.; a son Allen Upshaw, Blackfoot, Idaho, and other relatives.

The Corsicana Daily Sun
Saturday, November 8, 1941

INTERMENT MADE AT DRESDEN SUNDAY FOR GEORGE F. UPSHAW
FUNERAL RITES SUNDAY AFTERNOON HERE FOR DALLAS RESIDENT
Funeral services for George F. Upshaw, 76, who died in Dallas late Thursday, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Corley chapel. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist
church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. J. A Moore, Dallas; Mrs. Mae Moore, East Camp, N. M.; Mrs. Gelene Goodner, Duncan, Ariz., and Mrs. Tella Farley, Sacramento, Calif., and a son, Allen Upshaw, Blackfoot, Idaho, and other relatives.

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Royce Donald Raley
Oct 6, 1933 - Jan 25, 2011

After a lengthy struggle to recover from severe, debilitating injuries resulting from a 2008 accident, Royce Donald Raley died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Oakview Nursing Home in Hubbard. He was born in Brushie Prairie on Oct. 6, 1933, to Roy and Carrie (Berry) Raley. The family later moved to Dawson where he attended school.

Don’s life was richly marked with service to his country. When he was only 17, he made a surprising decision, and his parents gave their consent for him to enlist in the United States Army. By the time he was 18, he was stationed in Korea, and in 1958, became a lifetime member of the Army Aviation Association of America. Military assignments took him to Ft. Rucker, Ala., Ft. Lee, Va., and Ft. Greely, Alaska. Later, he proudly completed two tours of duty in Vietnam, 1964-65 and 1968-69. He received many Army Commendation medals for meritorious service, one with its accompanying oak leaf cluster. He was also awarded the Distinguished Combat Service medal from the 147th Hillclimber Association as pilot of the Chinook. In 1999, he was recognized by the Fort Wolters’ Chapter of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association.

Once he retired as a Chief Warrant Officer, W-4, after 23 years of military service, Don returned to Dawson where, for a time, he owned and operated Navarro Mills Bait House and Store. Don’s commitment to living a life of service to help others continued in his community where he worked for a time as Dawson’s night watchman and then as a trained EMT, serving for several years as a member of Dawson’s Volunteer Ambulance Association. His work as a reserve officer with the Navarro County Sheriff’s Department lead to his being named Peace Officer of the Year by the Navarro County Peace Officers’ Association. From 2001-2004, he was Navarro Country Precinct 3 Constable. His life was expansive, serving his community as well as his country.

In 1991, Don married Anita Richardson, who loved him beyond measure and not only was he her husband but her best friend as well. Throughout Don’s illness, Anita unceasingly devoted herself to him as his loving caregiver.

Don was strong-willed, sometimes to a fault, but he also possessed a generous nature and a willingness to help people. His life speaks of his caring about others on the other side of the globe as well as his community and family. A member of the First Baptist Church, Don spoke about his faith often and found comfort in his Bible (which he had read in its entirety more than once). Family members preceding him in death are his father, Roy Raley in 1991, his mother, Carrie Raley Snider, in 2004, and his older sister, Joyce Hubbard, in 2007.

Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Anita of Dawson; daughter, Suzie Withrow and husband Mark of Corsicana; daughter, Donna Mullins of Tulsa, Okla.; stepson, David Richardson and wife Melinda of Corsicana; stepson, Roy Dean Ingham of Corsicana; sisters, Ruby Nell Darden of Bowie, and Linda Hodge and husband Daryl of Streetman; brother, Joe Raley and wife Alma of Port Neches; grandchildren, Bradley Withrow, Ashley Withrow Douglas and husband Daniel, Josh Wilder, Hunter Richardson, Tanner Richardson, Mason Richardson, and Stephen Ingham, all of Corsicana.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and staff of Oakview and Providence Hospice for their attentive care to Don and their nurturing support extended to Anita.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Wade Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Roy L. Darden, Eddie Hodge, Wayne Smith, Don Nesmith, G.C. Younger, Collins Bumpers and Kenneth Bumpers.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Don’s name to the Dawson Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 126, Dawson, TX 76639.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Katherine “Lockie” Johnson
Sept 7, 1935 – Oct 17, 2010

Katherine Johnson “Lockie”, 75, of Kerens passed away on Oct. 17, 2010, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Center. She was born on Sept. 7, 1935, in Kerens. Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at M.R. Smith Parlor. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at New Bethel Baptist Church in Goodlow, with the Rev. Earnest Betts and the Rev. Jessie William officiating. Interment will follow at Goodlow Cemetery, in Goodlow. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Fields Carter Paul
1892 - 1959

F. C. Paul, 61,
Dies Saturday; Rites Monday

F.C. Paul, aged 67 years died Saturday afternoon at Memorial hospital. He resided at 1523 Woodlawn.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the McCamman Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian church of which he long was an active member.
A native Texan, Paul came to Corsicana with the railway express company and years later entered the Insurance business where he was active until ill health required his retirement several years ago. He was connected with the Middleton and Paul firm, Paul, Middleton and Eady, and Cooper and Eady.
Paul was a charter member of the Corsicana Civitan club, the Chamber of Commerce, Retail Merchants association and other civic organizations.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Jack Paul, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Joe K. Wells, Austin; a sister. Mrs. Fred Wilson, Weatherford: a brother, Y. H. Paul, Fort Worth,two grandsons, Joe Wells. Austin, and Jay Paul, Dallas, and other relatives. Pallbearers were John S Tipton, Earl Presley. John Sullivan, Robert Davidson, Tom Eady, David Ralston. L. N. Johnston and Will Hashop.

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Martha (Reese) Wilson Green
About 1876 - July 26, 1962

Rites Saturday For Mrs. Green
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Wilson Green, 86, of Dallas, who died in a Shreveport, La., hospital Thursday, were held Saturday at 10 a. m. in the Inmon Chapel in Kerens with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery. The Rev. Robert Chambless, pastor of the Trinity Christian church, Dallas, officiated. Mrs. Green was a native of Navarro county and had lived in communities in the eastern sector, including Kerens, Bazette and Powell.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Kiser, Wilmer, and Mrs. Ruby Harper, Shreveport, La.; a son, Henry W. Wilson, Dallas; three brothers, Jim, Jess
and Archie Reese; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Sims; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild as well as several nieces and nephews.
Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Dorothy Jo (McElwreath) Yancy-Thompson
Oct 14, 1939 - Jan 28, 2010

Dorothy Jo McElwreath Yancy Thompson, 70, of Mesquite passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at Dallas Regional Medical Center in Mesquite. Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at Prairie Point cemetery with the Rev. Gary Coleman officiating with Sam Anderson assisting.

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Conner Jennings
June 30, 1949 – June 15, 2010

Conner Jennings, 60, of Kerens passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at his residence. He was born June 30, 1949, in Kerens.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 18, at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Larry Paul, William Huggins, Kenny Sessions, Terry Kelm, Tom Gallagher and Chris Hayes. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Cottar, Quindell Andrews, Marvin Paul and Jimmy Keele.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Keele Jennings of Kerens; sons, Craig Jennings of Red Oak and Wade Jennings of Kerens; brothers, Mike Jennings and Gary Don Jennings, both of Kerens; mother-in-law, Melba Keele of Kerens; granddaughters, Courtney Jennings of Red Oak and Madison Jennings of Rockwall; grandson, Chase Jennings of Red Oak; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Clifford Donley Holleman
July 18, 1932 - Mar 22, 2010

Clifford Donley Holleman, a native of Kerens, who currently had resided in Denham Springs, La., died at 4:30 a.m. Monday, March 22, 2010. He was 77 years of age and a retired Exxon employee with 35 years of service.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 26, at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 26, at Paschal Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Prairie Point cemetery.

A loving husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lola Albritton Holleman; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jan and James Howze and Joan and Arbie Goings Jr.; a son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Rhonda Holleman; five grandsons and four daughters-in-law, Steven and Chrissy Howze, Jason and Lori Mullins, Brandon and Kelli Holleman, Brad and Shasta Holleman, and Paul Goings; and three great-grandchildren, Anna Howze, Geoffrey Mullins, and Ashton Holleman.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Generations Hospice, 32948 State Highway 16, Denham Springs, LA 70706; or to the Alzheimer’s Services of the Capitol Area, 3772 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
 

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James Carson McElwreath
Nov 18, 1944 – Aug 24, 2010

James Carson McElwreath, 65, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010 at his residence. He was born on Nov.18, 1944 in Fort Worth. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 at the pavilion at Prairie Point cemetery, in Bazette with family and friends officiating.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Rev. Calvin Jake Tucker
Mar 28, 1927 - Sept 26, 2010

The Rev. Calvin Jake Tucker, Sr., 83, of Kerens passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at ETMC hospital in Athens. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Paschal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at First Assembly of God, in Malakoff, with the Rev. Derwood DuBose officiating. Interment will be at Prairie Point cemetery. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Dillian Scott McCulloch
May 12, 1994 - June 6, 2010

Dillian Scott McCulloch, 16, of Kerens, passed away Sunday June 6, 2010. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Prairie Point Cemetery Pavilion with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Prairie Point Cemetery. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Marjorie Catherine (Anderson) Staggs
Apr 17, 1925 - Apr 9, 2009


Marjorie Catherine Staggs, 83, of Denton passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009, in Denton. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Nell (Meredith) Gorhum
Nov 23, 1913 - Dec 9, 2009

Nell (Meredith) Gorhum, 96, of Mesquite passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 in Mesquite. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Dawson Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Redmond officiating.  Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard

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Lorenza G. Robles
Aug 10, 1966 - Dec 6, 2009

Lorenza G. Robles, 43, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, in Corsicana. Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Corley Funeral Chapel. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Gary Wayne Lawrence
Oct 21, 1947 - Jan 19, 2010

Gary Wayne Lawrence, 62, of Dawson passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, in Dawson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at Wade Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Michael Redmond officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.  Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Clara Mae Williams
Mar 21, 2008

Clara Mae Williams, 83, of Fort Worth passed away Friday, March 21, 2008, at Kindred Hospital, Fort Worth Southwest. Services will be 11 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Dawson with Pastor Charles Washington officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Nettie Jewell (Cleveland) Little
Jan 6, 1908 - Mar 8, 2008

Nettie Jewell (Cleveland) Little, 100, of Waco passed away Saturday, March 8, 2008 in Waco. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home.k Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Dawson Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Bailey officiating. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Mrs. Nettie Jewell (Cleveland) Little

Mrs. Nettie Jewell (Cleveland) Little, 100, of Waco, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2008, in Waco. Graveside services will be 11a.m. Thursday, March 13, at Dawson Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Bailey officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Nettie was born in Emmett, Texas, Navarro County, to Wiley and Sally Luanna (Goodman) Cleveland. She had been a resident of Waco since 1977, and prior to that had lived in Hubbard for nine years and Dawson for 17 years. Mrs. Little was a homemaker, a seamstress for many years, and was a Baptist. She loved to help with the Speegleville Volunteer Fire Department fund raisers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Franklin Little, in 1964; son-in-law,
Carl Dean Barrington, Sr., in 2007; brothers, Joe Bundie Cleveland and Jesse Lewis Cleveland; and sisters, Mattie Ellen Raley, Artie Lila Rivers, Nora Annie Williams and Lena Faye Townsend.

Survivors include daughter, Mrs. JoAnn (Carl) Barrington, of Speegleville; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Speegleville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 23586, Waco, TX 76702, or Waco Police Association, P.O. Box 1023, Waco, TX 76703.

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  • Waco Tribune-Herald - March 12, 2008

Helen Munday
July 2, 2008

Helen Munday, 79 of Dawson, passed away July 2, 2008 at a Hubbard nursing facility. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Darin Wood and Rev. Dennis Mott officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday before the services at the funeral home. Services by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Patricia “Pat” Dimond
Oct 16, 1928 - Nov 8, 2008

Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Dimond, 80, of Dawson passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at an Arlington hospital. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Claude Wilson
Sep 4, 1880 - Feb 24, 1953

Wednesday Rites
For Claud Wilson
Claud Wilson, 72, retired farmer, died in Ennis Tuesday night following a brief illness.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.
Wilson formerly resided at Corsicana and Richland.
Surviving are his wife of Ennis; three sons, J. P. Wilson, Richland; Claude V. Wilson, Houston, and Alton R. Wilson, Ennis; five daughters, Mrs. E. L. Hiler, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Rice Freeman, Levelland; Miss Tommie Faye Wilson, Dallas; Mrs. Joe Farmer and Mrs. A. C. Jones, both of Ennis; a brother, W. O. Wilson, Richland; a sister, Mrs. V. V. McKinney, Corpus Christi; 16 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Nephews will be pallbearers.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, February 25, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Daisy (Duncan) Wilson married Aug. 21, 1904 2nd wife Pearl (unk) Wilson s/o Thomas Wilson and Nancy Elizabeth “Nannie” (McElroy) Wilson

Francis Glen Reed
Jul 5, 1886 - Jun 14, 1944

RITES AT FROST ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR F. GLENN REED
FROST, Texas June 16—(Spl)— Funeral services were held here Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Methodist church for F. Glenn Reed, aged 58 years, who died at his home near here Wednesday afternoon at 2 o clock. Interment was made in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. D. Ellis, pastor of the church, and Rev. J. E. Stack, pastor of the Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lou Cagle Reed, Frost; two daughters, Mrs. Lorena Jones, Dallas, and Cpl. Glynelle Reed, WAC, Arizona; Three sons, Clay Reed, Frost; Leo Reed, Moody; and Billy Reed Santa Ana Calif., six grandchildren, one great-grandchild a brother and a sister.
Mr. Reed was a native of this section and was well-known and prominent as a stockman and farmer.
Pallbearers were V. M. Malone, Charlie Harrington, Guy Tullos, Jack Harrington, Will S. Bigbie and J. B. Jones.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Susan Jane (Sewell) Mitchell
Nov 19, 1851 - Nov 29, 1944

PIONEER RESIDENT FROST COMMUNITY BURIED ON FRIDAY

FROST, Dec. 1.—(Spl.l)—Funeral services for Mrs. Susan Jane Mitchell, aged 93 years, who died at her home here Wednesday afternoon, were held from the Frost Baptist church Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. D. P. Cagle of Corsicana, associational missionary, and Rev. T. D. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Methodist church. Interment was in the Frost cemetery. Grandsons were pallbearers.
“Grannie,” as she was affectionally known, was a native of Georgia, the daughter of Levi and Elizabeth Sewell, but came to Texas as a girl and was a pioneer resident of this community.
Surviving are four children, J. L. Mitchell, Mrs. Elizabeth Holcomb and Miss Katherine Mitchell, all of Frost, and Mrs. Ora Mitchell, of Oklahoma City, Okla; 35 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Six children preceded Mrs. Mitchell in death.
McCormick’s Funeral Service directed arrangements.

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John Jasper Cypert
Sep 3, 1871 - Jul 12, 1944

JOHN J. CYPERT DIED IN HOUSTON; BURIAL TO BE FROST
Funeral services for John J. Cypert, age 72 years, who died in Houston Wednesday, are planned for 5 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Frost cemetery where interment will be made. Rev. T. O. Ellis will conduct the rites.
Surviving are a son, Rex Cypert, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Callie McCary, Frost; Mrs. Mattie Price, Italy, Mrs. Maggie Johnson, Blooming Grove, a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Corley's Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

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Margaret Lee “Maggie” (Rawlings) Clifton
Jan 11, 1911 - Feb 4, 1944

FORT WORTH WOMAN KILLED IN ACCIDENT, BURIED AT FROST
Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Lee Clifton, 32, of Fort Worth, who died in a Fort Worth hospital Friday night, were held from the First Methodist church at Frost, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Mrs. Clifton previously of Frost, died of injuries received in an automobile accident in Fort Worth January 26. Her death was the seventh traffic fatality at Fort Worth in 1944.
Her husband, W. A. Clifton, and a daughter were injured in the accident.
Surviving are her husband, two daughters, a son, all of Fort Worth; parents, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Rawlings, Frost; three brothers and two sisters.

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Jessie Wilson
Dec 23, 1880 - Jun 01, 1944
 
Miss Jessie Wilson
Died Frost Thursday
Miss Jessie Wilson, aged 65 years, died at her home in Frost Thursday morning.
Surviving are a brother, Henry Wilson, Frost, and two sisters, Mrs. C. W. Hampton, Frost, and Mrs. O. S. Mason, Dallas.
 
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Mary (Scott) Cook
Oct 15, 1854 - Feb 15, 1944
 
MRS. MARY COOK DIED AT FROST ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON
Mrs. Mary Cook, aged 89 years, died at her home in Frost Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock after a short illness.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the family home with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. D. P. Cagle, Corsicana Baptist Associational missionary, formerly pastor of the Frost Baptist church.
Mrs. Cook was a native of Navarro county, having been born at Dresden, October 15, 1854, and had resided n Frost for many years. Mrs. Cook had been a lifelong member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are six children, Mrs. G. B. Willis, Ometia; Mrs. A. E. Shores, Milford; Mrs. C. M. Spark- man. Garden City; Mrs. E. L. Crouch, Frost; Mrs.  R. Robertson, Slayton; Allen Cook, Phoenix, Ariz.; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jerry Scott, Frost, and Green Scott, Putman, who is seriously ill, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.
 
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J. W. Griggs
Jan 16, 1883 - Feb 19, 1918
 
FROST.
 
J. W. Griggs, aged fifty-two years, died Tuesday night at his home north of Frost after a short illness of pneumonia.  The funeral services were held at the Methodist church by Rev. Mr. Crosby.
 
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James Thomas “Top” Scott
Sep 10, 1887 - Dec 23, 1944
 
JAMES THOMAS SCOTT DIED AT FROST DUE TO HEART ATTACK
James Thomas (Top) Scott, aged 57 years, painter, died with a heart attack at his home in Frost Saturday afternoon,. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock from the Frost Baptist church with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted
by Rev. D. P. Cagle of Corsicana, and Rev. J. E. Stack, pastor of the church.
Scott had been a life-long resident of Frost.
Surviving are his wife of Frost; a son, Charles Searcy Scott, U. S. Army, stationed in India; a daughter of Frost; and four sisters, Mrs. Willie Hooser and Mrs. C. R. Blake, both of Frost; Mrs. Couch of Italy and Mrs. Dane Griffith, Lubbock,    McCormick Funeral Service directed.
 
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Ethel K. (Byrnes) Moore
Jan 7, 1912 - Jun 12, 1944
 
MRS. MORRIS MOORE BURIED AT FROST ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON
FROST, June 15.—(Spl.)—Funeral
services for Mrs. Morris (Buster) Moore, aged 32 years, former Frost resident, who died
at Carlsbad, N. M., Monday, were held from the Frost Methodist church Thursday afternoon.  Burial was in the Frost cemetery.  The rites were conducted by Rev. T. D.
Ellis, pastor of the church.
Surviving are her husband of Carlsbad, and father, G. B. Byrnes.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.
 
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Judy Gayle (Guinn) Clark
Oct 28, 1949 – Feb 25, 2012

Judy Gayle Clark, 62, of Dresden, passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana. She was born Oct. 28, 1949 in New Orleans, La. to Henry M. and Jo Ann Guinn.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, William Trim.

She is survived by her daughters; Gwen Gonzales and husband Tony, Jr. of Powell, Patricia Riley and husband, Tim of Austin, and Christine Simmons and husband, Jimmy Don of Dresden. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Tres and Jacob Gonzales; Christopher, Patrick, Rebekah, Matthew, and Emily Riley; and Jimmy Don, Jr. and Jason Simmons.

Judy spent 14 years as a waitress in Roy’s Café. She was also a waitress at the Sirloin Stockade for five years. She was the Employee of the Year at VF Factory Outlet in 2005. Judy loved sewing and loved making Christmas stockings every year. She was a lady of deep Christian faith and loved singing Gospel songs with her sisters and brothers in Christ. Judy loved people and everyone that knew Judy loved her. Judy would best be described as a giving woman and she loved her family deeply. She was so proud of all of her children and grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be at 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Trinity Assembly of God Church with Rev. James Williams officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Robert Hardin Cunningham
June 9, 1928 – Feb 24, 2012

Robert Hardin Cunningham, born June 9, 1928 in Ashdown, Ark., went to be with our Lord and Savior Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at age 83.

He came from a large family having grown up around Broken Bow, Okla. He spent the early years of his adult life there as well where he married and had three lovely children with his first wife Norma Massey who always remained dear to him. Robert moved to California in his mid-twenties and married Elizabeth John. They had five children together. They lived in California for about 10 years and moved around a bit until they settled down in Waxahachie in 1969. He had a love for travel and found being a truck driver very satisfying. He retired from Flexsteel Industries in Waxahachie. After losing his loving wife of 42 years, he spent the next several years just cherishing all his children. He was again blessed with another loving wife, Tommie Dickerson McCurdy, of Corsicana for the last seven years of his life, gaining four lovely step-children and their families as well.

Robert held family the dearest thing to him and spent all his life showing his family his love. He shared himself with his entire family and kept in frequent contact with those who were far away, children, brothers, sisters and so forth, just always keeping in touch. Besides his wife, his children were everything to him. He was a proud husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, brother and cousin. He always loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and family gatherings. He and his wife Tommie loved to entertain friends and family with games of 42 on a regularly basis and were quite social. He spent the last several years of his life under the leadership of Jesus Christ and his desire to make him proud. Robert and his wife were members of Missionary Baptist Church in Corsicana.

He is preceded in death by his late wife of 42 years, Elizabeth and their son Richard, his mother and father Mack and Minnie Cunningham and several siblings, Homer, Essie, Tony, Francis, George and Pete, along with his dear brother-in-law and special friend Roy Kelly.

He is survived by his wife Tommie of Corsicana, a sister Patsy Kelly of Waco, brother Benny and wife Mary Joe of Broken Bow, Okla., eight children beginning with his daughter Angie and her husband Steve Tedder of DeQueen, Ark.; daughter Cathy and husband Glenn Shortridge of DeQueen, Ark.; son Steve Cunningham of DeQueen, Ark.; daughter Debbie and her husband Larry Gerich of Ennis; daughter Pattie and husband Jackie Dickerson of Midlothian; son Robbie Cunningham and wife Sherri of Waxahachie; son Jimmy Cunningham and wife Stephanie of Waxahachie; special nephew who is like a son to him, Benny Joe Cunningham and his wife Kim of Frisco; and deeply loved grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, loving sister-in-law, Earlene Cunningham and special cousin Charles Cunningham and wife Dollie from the Broken Bow, Okla. area, and four wonderful step-children, Ginny Ivie, Sherry McCurdy, Kathy McCurdy and Robbie McCurdy and their children and grandchildren.

Visitation was held from 7 to 0 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie with Pastor Curtis Gilbert of Missionary Baptist Church in Corsicana officiating.

Arrangements by Wayne Boze Funeral Home, Waxahachie.

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Elvin Herman Ward
Nov 22, 1927 – July 9, 2010

Elvin Herman Ward, 82, of Midland and formerly of Hubbard, passed away Friday, July 9, 2010, in Midland.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Mr. Delbert Goins officiating. Interment will follow in Boardtree Cemetery in the Union Community.

Mr. Ward was born Nov. 22, 1927, in the Union High Community near Dawson to Robert and Gladys (Green) Ward. He had lived in the Midland/Odessa area for the past four years. Prior to moving to West Texas, Mr. Ward had lived in Hubbard for 20 years after having lived in Fort Stockton for a number of years. He was an oil field general contractor before retiring to Hubbard where he ranched and was a member of the Hubbard Church of Christ and the Dawson Lions Club. Mr. Ward was also a veteran having served in the Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Johnny and James; one sister, Lois (Ward) Roberts; and his wife, Bennie May (Belk) Ward, in December 2009.

Survivors include three sons, James R. Ward and wife Joanie of Fort Stockton, Elvin Ray Ward and wife Teresa of Littleton, Colo., and Bruce Dale Ward of Midland; one daughter, Robin L. Heronema and husband Dan of Gilbert, Ariz.; two brothers, Bobby Ward and wife Sybil of Orange, and J.G. Ward of Cameron; two brothers-in-law, Louis Belk of Baytown, and Bryan Belk and wife Gracie of Marble Falls; two sisters-in-law, Louise Bracewell and husband Virgil of Garden City, Mich., and Juanette Cox and husband Linzy of Austin; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Cyril Ward, Dan Heronema, Josh Pierce and Seth Ward.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Billy Bain Tyus
Jan 15, 1925 - Oct 1, 2008

Billy Bain Tyus was born on Jan. 15, 1925, and passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008. He was a Purple Heart recipient for his service in World War II. He was a deacon at Lakeside Baptist Church. Bill retired after working 38 years at TXU.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jacquelyn Tyus; children, Camelia and Hardy browder, Jerry and Janice Tyus, Bill Tyus, and Rose and David Hoffer; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Vera Tyus; sisters, Ann Tyus and Robbie Wilson; daughter-in-law, Roberta Tyus; and grandchildren, Will Fisher, Robert Tyus and Timothy Tyus.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Lakeside Baptist Church. Interment will be at 3 p.m. today at Cade Cemetery in Streetman.

Memorials may be sent to Cade Cemetery Association, in care of Winnie Easterling, 2045 County Road 2360, Streetman, TX 75859.

Arrangements by Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home, Dallas.

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Pauline Marie (Milner) Dennis Nance
Aug 3, 1915 – Mar 3, 2010

Pauline Marie Milner Dennis Nance, age 94, passed away on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, in Fairfield. She was born on Aug. 3, 1915, to Paul Milner and Ila Harris Milner in Streetman. Pauline graduated from Streetman High School and attended Westminster Junior College in Tehuacana and Sul Ross State Teachers College in Alpine. Pauline was employed by State National Bank in El Paso from 1942 to 1967 where she served as the assistant vice president in charge of purchasing.

Pauline is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Harris and Nell Milner of Streetman; niece, Sue Satagaj and her husband John of Colorado Springs; and nephew, Brian Milner of Corsicana. She is also survived by her great-niece, Julie Satagaj; great-nephews, Brian Satagaj and Craig Milner; and the children of her late husband Boran Nance: Bill and Linda Nance of San Angelo, Dick and Linda Nance, Tom and Alice Nance and Harriett Nance.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Fairfield. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at Cade Cemetery in Streetman with Hoppy McGilvary officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Fairfield.

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Ivory W. Walker
Aug 2, 1910 – April 26, 2008

Ivory W. Walker, 97, of Powell’s Elm Flat community passed away Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Heritage West Retirement Village in Corsicana. Services will be 1 p.m. today at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell with the Rev. Charles Douglas officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Louis Daniel Lawrence
July 10, 1936 - Jan 31, 2008

Louis Daniel Lawrence, 71, of Dallas passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at his residence. Services will be 11 a.m. today at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell with the Rev. Earnest Betts officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Willie C. Woods
Dec 25, 1919 - Sept 20, 2008

Willie C. Woods, 88, of Fairfield passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at his residence. Viewing will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Scott Funeral Chapel. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Scott Funeral Chapel with Bishop K.D. Davis Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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James Oliver Dunn
Aug 13, 1942 - Sept 17, 2008

James Oliver Dunn, 66, of Powell passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at his residence. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell with Minister Steve Dunn officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Baneta Jackson
Nov 28, 1926 - Nov 3, 2008

Baneta Jackson, 81, of Mexia passed away Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at Manor Nursing Home in Mexia. Services will be noon today at Johnson Memorial Church of God in Christ with Pastor Tas Betts officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Vean Glover
Aug 14, 1923 - Oct 20, 2009

Vean Glover, 86, of Dallas passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at Brentwood Care Center Place Two in Dallas. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 3122 Metropolitan Ave., Dallas. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Ruby G. Howell
Sept 17, 1918 – Mar 22, 2009

Ruby G. Howell, 90, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2009, in Corsicana. She was born Sept. 17, 1918, in Streetman to John and Virginia Howell.

She is survived by caregivers Lorene Sykes, Doris Fulfer, April Inmon, Ruby Jordan, and Gina Rosa.

She was preceded by her parents, brother, sister and nephew.

Special thanks to Hand and Hand Hospice.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Birdston Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Franklin Neal, James Sykes, Willie Blissette, Lewis Tidwell, Nelson Galaway and Charles W. Fincher.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Bill Grey
Mar 6, 2009

Bill Grey of Fairfield died Friday, March 6, 2009, in Fairfield. A memorial service with military honors will be held at the Birdston Cemetery at a future date. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Fairfield.

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Joyce Daniel (Slaughter) Livingston
Sept 3, 1934 – Nov 2, 2010

Joyce Daniel Livingston, 76 of Corsicana, passed away Nov. 2, 2010.

She was born Sept. 3, 1934, in Corsicana to Claude and Alva Slaughter.

Mrs. Livingston enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune, crocheting and was a true Texas Ranger fan. She got great enjoyment spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved life.

She is preceded in death by husband, Ken Livingston; daughter, Regina Daniel Rula; and sister, Geraldine (Jerry) Greenhaw.

Survivors include her children, Renee Harris and husband Randy of Blooming Grove, Mike Daniel of Crowley, Karen Daniel of Bryan, Ronnie Daniel of Corsicana, and Sharon Daniel of Gun Barrel City. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rick Curry officiating. Interment will follow at Birdston Cemetery, Streetman.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask for donations to be made to Foundation Fighting Blindness, P.O. Box 17279, Baltimore, MD 21203-7279, or www.blindness.org by selecting “Join the Fight.”

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Angus Kent McGilvary
Apr 26, 1915 – May 1, 2010

Angus Kent McGilvary was born on April 26, 1915, in Navarro County. He grew up in Streetman where he still resided. He passed away Saturday, May 1, 2010, in Fairfield. A.K. was a rural mail carrier for 30 years. He served in the Army during World War II. He also was a heavy equipment operator and farmed most of his life.

He is survived by his wife, Maurine of Streetman; and son and daughter-in-law, Hoppy and Pat McGilvary of Fairfield. He is also survived by granddaughters, Kaci McGilvary of Fairfield, Karyn McGilvary of Dallas and Christy Luedtke of Portland, Ore.; nephews and their wives, John K. Knotts and Patsy of Streetman, James Whatley and Janie of Fairfield, and Phil Whatley and Kathy of Fairfield; and a number of great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents, John H. and Lura Kent McGilvary; sister, Louise McGilvary Knotts; stepson, Michael Carr; and his first wife, Jimye Nell Whatley McGilvary.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 3, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Fairfield. Interment followed at Birdston Cemetery near Streetman.

Pallbearers were John K. Knotts, Bryan Knotts, Alvin Knotts, James Whatley, Phil Whatley and Kent Whatley. Honorary pallbearers were Harris Milner, Brian Milner, Richard Knight, Billy Massey, Harold Massey, Johnny B. Massey, Johnny Robinson, Jimmie Ross Young and Charles Sikes.

An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com by selecting the Angus Kent McGilvary obituary.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Fairfield.

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Shirley Mae Lasser
Nov 12, 1941 - Apr 24, 2010

Shirley M. Lasser, 68, of Tyler passed away Saturday, April 24, 2010. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, at First United Methodist Church in Whitehouse with the Rev. Chuck Bratz and Chaplain Elwood Stetson officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Birdston Cemetery in Navarro County. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701. Arrangements by Lloyd James Funeral Home, Tyler.

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Minnie D. Cloud
June 20, 1929 - Oct 30, 2008

Minnie D. Cloud, 79, of Kerens passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at Twilight Home. Service will be 1 p.m. today at New Bethel Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Alton Lee "Snooks" Hodge
Nov 28, 1915 - Mar 10, 2010

Alton Lee Hodge, 94, of Corsicana passed away March 10, 2010, in Corsicana. He was born Nov. 28, 1915, in Corsicana to A.H. and Nellie Hodge.

He was preceded in death by wife, Lynn Hodge; and daughter, Linda Weir.

He is survived by daughter, Suzanne York of Corsicana; brothers, Buck Hodge of Eureka, Billy Joe Hodge of Arlington, Charles Hodge of Premont, and Arthur Lynn Hodge of Corsicana; sisters, Helen Lewis of Alabama and Mary Nell Boyd of Arizona; grandchildren, Hayden Thomas, Katie and Anna York, and Stasia Myers; great-grandchild, Colin Myers; special niece, Jo Hinshaw; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 12, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 13, at Eureka Cemetery with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Helen Irene (Andrews) Smith
June 4, 1937 – July 22, 2010

Mrs. Helen Irene Smith, 73, of Corsicana passed away July 22, 2010. She was the oldest of four children born to Ernest and Martha Ella Andrews on June 4, 1937 in Kerens.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Charles D. Andrews and Gerald Andrews.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Clyde E. Smith ; son, Rick Smith and wife Bonnie of Central Asia, Ron Smith and wife Melinda of Temple; grandchildren, Nicole Peel and husband Kelly, Preston Smith, Lauren Smith, Kyle Smith, Jay Attal, Dakota and Dallas Andrews; great grandchildren, Kooper and Isabelle Peel; sister, Ozell Freeman and husband Bobby of Hubbard; sister-in-law, Judy Pierce; cousin and sister-in-law, Dorothy Smith; sister-in-law, Wanza Jones and husband Frank; brother-in-law, Quincy Smith and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 9 a.m. Monday, July 26 at Eureka Cemetery with Rev. Bill Honea and Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating.

Memorials may be made to The International Mission Fund of First Baptist Church 510 W. Collins, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Lucy Clementine (Mayhall) Bell
Aug 22, 1920 - May 7, 2010
 

Lucy Clementine Bell, 89, of Waco passed away Friday, May 7, 2010, at St. Catherine Nursing Home. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved the Lord. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randall Evett officiating. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 12, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, H.J. “Lonnie” and Lola Pearl Mayhall; stepmother, Hattie Spraggins Mayhall; husband, F.R. “Reyn” Bell; son, James Floyd Bell; sisters, Dovie Waggoner and Doyle Fuller; brothers, Lee Mayhall, G.B. Mayhall, James Myres “J.M.” Mayhall; stepsisters, Frances Bell, Helen Qualls, Faye Hall and Florence Kendrick; nieces, Gail Martinez and Betty Bracken; and nephews, Wayne Mayhall and Bobby Mayhall.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Lou Stieg and friend Jerry Herring of Waco; stepbrother, Charles “Jr.” Spraggins of Waco; daughter-in-law, Joyce Bell of Eureka; grandchildren, Dee Breedlove and husband Melvin of Mansfield, Jeff Stieg and wife LeAnn of Waco, Jimmy Bell of Houston, Leecia and husband Brad Arnett of Corsicana, Tina Fountain, and Stephen Bell of Corsicana; stepdaughters, Tammy Hoover, Lori Hinderlite and Michelle Goben; great-grandchildren, Bryce and Cade Breedlove, Jeffrey Stieg and wife Hayley, Ashley Graves and husband Austin, Alex Kitchens, Cassidy Stieg, Jordan and Josh Fountain and Nicole Bell; great-great-grandchildren, Jewelya Stieg and Lilian Graves; nieces, Ozell Hutchins and husband James of Eureka, Christine Steele and husband Abe of Richland, Debbie Dickerson, Debbie Windham, Paula Scott, Wilma McDurmott, Betty Leonard, Shirley Lovelace and Marilyn Hall; and nephews, Curtis Mayhall, David Mayhall, Vivian Bell, Lester Qualls, Sammy Joe Qualls, Jimmy Don Qualls, Charles Spraggins and Bill Hall.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Billy “BeeBee” Doris (Johnson) Tipps
Apr 23, 1926 – Nov 24, 2011

Billy “BeeBee” Doris Tipps, age 85 of Rowlett, TX, passed away November 24, 2011. She was born April 23, 1926, in Dallas, TX, to William G. and Ailene (Saunders) Johnson. Billy was a member of First Baptist Church of Rowlett and was surrounded by a wonderful family of church friends and her Sunday school “Friendship” class. Billy was a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell for 25 years and was a talented oil and watercolor artist for over 40 years.

Billy is survived by her son: Eugene P. Tipps and wife Sherry; daughter: Elaine Rowell and husband Brian; grandchildren: Bryan Tipps and Curtis and Todd Sword; and niece: Judy Patterson. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband William Harry Tipps, sister Lorraine Saunders, and a constant, loving companion, her schnauzer Sugar Babe.

A graveside service will be held 2:00pm, Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, TX. The family will receive friends Friday afternoon at the funeral home from 4:00 to 6:00pm.

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Lottie Lee (Maggard) Kinsolving
Sept 30, 1881 – Sept 16, 1925

MRS. E. KINSOLVING DIED LAST NIGHT FORT WORTH

FORMER POPULAR LADY TO BE BURIED HERE THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Lottie Maggard Kinsolving, aged 46 years, wife of Eura Kinsolving, died at the family home in Fort Worth last night after a long illness, and the remains will be brought to Corsicana on the 11:35 Houston & Texas Central train tonight and taken to the home of her sister, Mrs. Henry J. Robbins, 1430 West Fifth avenue, where they will remain until the funeral hour Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock, when they will be taken to the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, from which edifice the funeral services will be conducted with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased is survived by her husband and one son, W. C. Kinsolving of Beaumont, and one sister, Mrs. Henry J. Robbins of Corsicana. She was born in Marlin, Texas, and came to Corsicana when but a babe and grew to young womanhood in this city and married here. She was a member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church of this city and as a young lady here was very popular and beloved by a large circle of friends, for her many womanly graces and charming personality. In fact, she was known as one of the city’s prettiest and most popular young girls of the leading society set. She married Eura Kinsolving, also a popular young man of Corsicana in the 1900 and removed to Fort Worth where they have resided for many years.

Mrs. Kinsolving has been ill for several weeks and had only recently been brought home from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where her devoted husband had taken her that she might be given the very best medical attention that the nation afforded, but there was no improvement in her condition and she passed away last night with her loved ones at her bedside, among them benign Mr. and Mrs. Robbins of this city.

As above stated the funeral will take place Thursday afternoon from the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, with the pastor, the Rev. Ilion T. Jones officiating, with interment immediately afterward in Oakwood cemetery.

Among the out of town relatives and friends who are here to attend the last sad rites and pay their final loving tribute to this good woman who was counted as one of Corsicana’s fairest daughters, are Mrs. W. C. Kinsolving, Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Bass and Mr. and Mrs. Grady Kinsolving of Abilene, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Kurth of Lufkin, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kerr of Teague, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Kinsolving of Beaumont, William Lawrence McGill of Austin, Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Horgan of Dallas, Mr. Billy Moore, postmaster of Fort Worth, and a number of Fort Worth friends and friends from other points, whose names could not be learned.

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FUNERAL SERVICEC FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN HELD TODAY

MRS. EURA KINSOLVING IS MOURNED BY MANY IN HOME CITY

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 3 o’clock for Mrs. Eura Kinsolving, aged 44 years, who died Tuesday night at her home in Fort Worth after a long illness, and after the best medical skill of the nation had been exhausted in an attempt to restore her to her wanted health and happy home that she had made for her husband and only son. The services were conducted by the Rev. Ilion T. Jones, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, of which deceased was a member. The services were held from the church with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Pall bearers were Perry McCammon, Rufus Elliott, Elmer Butler, Lawson Coulson, Hord Kerr and Claude Cunningham.

Beautiful music was rendered at the church and at the grave by a double quartette composed of Mesdames P. C. Townsend, Albert Guess, Walter Fendley, and John Murchison, and Messrs. Loyd Kerr, Chris L. Knox, Edgar Metcalf and Robert Layton. A number of the favorite hymns of the deceased were sung as well as other numbers appropriate to such occasions.

After a most touching funeral sermon by Rev. Mr. Jones the mortal remains of this former beloved Corsicana girl, who was known and loved as Lottie Maggard, were taken to Oakwood cemetery where they were consigned to their last resting place amidst the tears of relatives and friends who had loved her so dearly in life, and the grave was completely hidden beneath a great heap of beautiful flowers that had been brought as a final loving tribute to their friend and loved one who would tread the walks of this earth no more.

The body arrived in Corsicana last night, accompanied by the husband and son, William C. Kinsolving and other relatives and was taken to the home of Mrs. Henry Robbins, sister of the deceased, where it remained until shortly before the funeral services when it was removed to the Third Avenue Church, where the last sad rites were conducted.

The following relatives from out of town were present at the funeral today; Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Kinsolving of Beaumont, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bass of Abilene, Mr. and Mrs. Grady Kinsolving of Abilene, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kurth of Lufkin, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kerr of Teague, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Kinsolving, mother, of Abilene. Friends present were: Carl Smith, H. F. Spelman, Frank Powell, Ben Keith, Billy Moore, Mrs. Bert Pollard, Mrs. W. A. Cunningham, Mrs. Bob May, Mrs. Edd Purdy, Mrs. Mamie Hill, Mrs. Webster Fay, all of Fort Worth, and Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Horgan of Dallas.

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Eura Kinsolving
Jan 17, 1879 – Jan 27, 1934

EURA KINSOLVING BURIED FORT WORTH MONDAY MORNING

FORT WORTH, Jan. 29. – Funeral services for Eury L. Kinsolving, 55, business man here for 27 years and former resident of Abilene and Corsicana, were held at 10 a.m. today at a funeral home. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.

Mr. Kinsolving died Saturday at his residence after a long illness. A native Texan, he was born near Waco, McLennan county, January 17, 1879, coming to Fort Worth in 1907. For the last 18 years he had been Southwestern representative for a powder company.

Mr. Kinsolving was a thirty-second degree Mason and a member of Moslah Temple shrine.

He is survived by his wife; a son, W. C. Kinsolving, Beaumont superintendent of the Sun Company pipeline; four sisters, Mrs. E. L. Kurth, Lufkin; Mrs. Walter Kerr, Teague; Mrs. Henry Bass, Abilene, and Mrs. J. W. McGill, Corsicana, and a brother, W. Grady Kinsolving, Corpus Christi, publisher of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Monday, Jan 29, 1934
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas
    h/o Lottie Lee (Maggard) Kinsolving and Olive Kinsolving – w/o William Carey Kinsolving and Martha “Mattie” (Brown) Kinsolving
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Florence Thomas Caldwell
Feb 9, 1865 – Sept 1, 1943

FORMER CORSICANAN DIED FORT WORTH; BURIAL HERE FRIDAY

Miss Florence Caldwell, former resident of Corsicana, died at the home of her brother, Melville Caldwell, Fort Worth, Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at 10 o’clock Friday morning at Oakwood cemetery where interment will be made. Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, will conduct the rites.

Miss Caldwell left Corsicana a number of years ago and has made her home in Fort Worth since that time. Her brother, Melville Caldwell, was manager of the local telephone office when the family lived here and he has held a like position in Fort Worth. Another brother, Walter Caldwell, resides at Blooming Grove. A nephew, Capt. Bevely Caldwell with the U. S. Army, also resides in Blooming Grove.

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E. B. Gaston
Jan 27, 1888 - Aug 31, 1943

E.B. GASTON DIED TUESDAY MORNING; RITES WEDNESDAY

E. B. Gaston, age 55 years, died at the P. and S. Hospital just before noon Tuesday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home and the rites will be conducted by Rev. J. L. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

A native of Kentucky Gaston had been a resident of Texas and Corsicana for a number of years. He has been connected with several automobile firms here as a salesman and recently had been employed at Corsicana Field, Air Activities.

Surviving are a son, Lt. J. C. Gaston, U. S. Army; two brothers, Clarence Gaston, Houston; Otis Gaston, Waxahachie; three sisters, Mrs. J. R. Daniel, Midlothian; Mrs. E. I. Buring, Ennis; Mrs. Joe Herron, Albany, and other relatives.

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Mary Ella Hurley
Mar 7, 1884 – May 16, 1967

Funeral Is Set For Mrs. Hurley

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ella Hurley, 83, who died in Memorial Hospital late Tuesday night, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Hurley, a former Freestone County resident and lived in Corsicana since 1921.

Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Robert M. Cheek assisted by the Rev. Gene Heath.

Pallbearers are Alvin Crawford, B. C. Barlow, Jerry Oliver, Lester Barlow, Jim Farmer and Howard Tapley.

Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Mozelle Sikes and Mrs. Lillie Templin of Corsicana and Mrs. Pauline Boggs of Sunol, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Carney Mathison of Kerville, several nieces and nephews, 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

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Rev. Hiram J. Ellis
1863 - 1947

SUNDAY RITES FOR REV. H. J. ELLIS FROM ST. JOHN’S CHURCH

Funeral services for Rev. H. J. Ellis, 84, rector emeritus, who died at his home, 2019 West Fifth avenue Friday night, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from St. John’s Episcopal church where he served as rector for many years. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Bishop Harry T. Moore, Dallas, retired, and Rev. Robert Q. Kennaugh, rector of the parish. The body lays in state at the church from 1 p.m. Sunday until the funeral hour. He was a Rotarian and was prominent in many civic organizations before advancing years caused his retirement.

Native of Maine, the minister was reared in Michigan. He studied law for years before entering the ministry. He was ordained in 1900 and was raised to the priesthood in 1903.

Coming to Texas in 1913 as arch-deacon for the eastern half of the Dallas diocese with headquarters in Greenville, Rev. Mr. Ellis came to St. John’s as Rector in 1918, a post he held until he retired in 1937.

Surviving are his wife, to whom he had been married 64 years, and a son, Earl W. Ellis, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were W. A. Lang, E. Y Cunningham, Vivian Mowlam, Ed M. Polk, Jr.; Wilbur A. Wright and Albert Frey.

Honorary pallbearers were H. D. Johnson, R. R. Cocke, J. F. Adams, Dr. C. B. Bronson, Doyle West, Ed Rittersbacher, Sid P. Story, Ed M. Polk, Sr.; Robert Watt, Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr., and Dr. W. T. Shell, Jr. and A. P. Mays

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Presley D. Hopper
Oct 28, 1940 – Mar 6, 2010
 

Presley D. Hopper, 69, was born in Floydada to Tom and Lomie Hopper on Oct. 28, 1940. He departed this life on Saturday, March 6, 2010, at his home in Corsicana.

He was a member and deacon of Providence Primitive Baptist Church of Corsicana. Presley was a graduate of Lubbock High School and Texas Tech University. While at Texas Tech, he was in ROTC and earned his pilot’s license. He entered the graphic arts industry working for Tom Thumb and then Affiliated Foods. He opened Art & Sign of Corsicana in 1982 and remained active until his health failed two years ago.

Presley married Sylvia Marie Arnold Richards on Dec. 26, 1975, at Providence Primitive Baptist Church. They made their home in Corsicana since.

He is survived by his precious companion, Sylvia of Corsicana; daughter, Kay-la De-Aun Hernandez of Lubbock; stepson, Michael Richards of Corsicana; sister, Florence Smyth of Denver, Colo.; and brother Newton Jones of Fort Worth; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Tom Hart officiating and interment to be held at Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers are Norman Gowens, Ronnie Mallow, Gregg Scott, Ward Rowell, Rudy Kennedy and Wayne Bivins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dorothy “Dot” Jean (Platt) Fitzmaurice
Jan 14, 1945 – Aug 7, 2010
 

Dorothy “Dot” Jean Fitzmaurice, 65, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 7, 2010.

Dorothy was born Jan. 14, 1945, in Springtown. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmommy, and great grandmommy who loved and enjoyed her family and many dear friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, B.F. “Jack” and Vivian Platt; brother, Bobby Platt; daughter, Donna Boswell; and great granddaughter Gabrielle Randel.

Survivors include husband John Fitzmaurice of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Larry Riemenschneider of Athens; son and daughter-in-law, John and Jennifer Jennings of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Weldon and Nicole Douglas of Kan.; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Nina Fitzmaurice of Waxahachie; son, Glen Alphin of Red Oak; grandchildren, Trena Macik and husband Hank of Rosenberg, Tiffanie Randel of Corsicana, Amy Randel of Abilene, Michael Randel of Corpus Christi, Zachary Jennings of Corsicana, Travis and Jordan Douglas of Oklahoma, Tyler, Kennedy and Teagan Douglas of Kansas, Chris Wayne and Johnathan Thomas Fitzmaurice of Waxahachie, Sheri, Samantha, Chris Glen and Kenneth Wayne Alphin of Red Oak; great grandchildren, Matthew and Katelyn Macik of Rosenberg, Ashlie and Kellie Dowdle of Abilene, Bryan Randel of Corpus Christi, Gabrial Douglas of Okla.; sister, Pat Putnam and husband Rick of Corsicana; brother, Billy Platt and wife Meredith of Corsicana; she is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and many, many, great friends. She will be dearly missed by all.

Services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 11, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood cemetery. Pallbearers will be Hank Macik, Ben Hardin, Larry Riemenschneider, Stacey Shear, Bob Wilkins, John Tilley. Honorary pallbearers will be Casey Underwood, Charley Walpole, Tim Noble, Tim Fitzmaurice and Glen Alphin.

There will be a luncheon to follow services at the American Legion Post 22.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Paul Williams Curington
Apr 17, 1930 - Aug 20, 2010
 

Paul Williams Curington, 80, passed peacefully from this life on Aug. 20, 2010, in Highland Village, at the home of one of his daughters. He was under hospice care there the past three months for pancreatic cancer.

Born in Corsicana, April 17, 1930, Paul lived there nearly all of his life. His family’s roots in Corsicana date back to 1883. Both his father and paternal grandfather served as Navarro County sheriffs; his paternal grandfather also later became district attorney. When Paul was eight years old, his family moved into quarters at the county jail and lived there eight years while his father was sheriff. This period in Paul’s life produced a rich collection of stories he loved to tell, as well as a birthday party where all the boys spent time behind bars. Paul graduated from Corsicana High School in 1947. He then entered Navarro Junior College and became a charter member of the “Barracks Bunch,” attending classes in the Army Air Corps barracks located at Corsicana Field. After graduating in 1949, he enrolled at North Texas State University in Denton (now UNT), and graduated in 1951 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Soon after, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, applied to OCS after basic training, and later attained the rank of Second Lieutenant. While still in Denton, he met Jane Burkett of Fort Worth on a blind date. They “clicked,” and were married on July 5, 1953. The newlyweds moved to Denver, where Paul was stationed at Lowry AFB. After an honorable discharge, Paul returned to Corsicana, later serving in the Texas House of Representatives in 1961-62 as a member of the 57th legislature under Gov. Price Daniels. Decades later, he served for six years on the Navarro College Board of Trustees. Paul and Jane were devoted parents to their three daughters Sally, Amy, and Emily, making loads of memories along the way. Jane passed away in 1988 at the age of 57; Emily in 1993 at age 33.

In 1991, Paul married Harriett Finch Welter, who passed away ten years later.

In 1997, Paul retired after a 35 year career with Texas Power and Light and its later identities: TUMCO, TU Electric, and TXU. For many years, he commuted to Dallas from Corsicana because he felt it important to raise his family there. The last seven years of his tenure were spent in the Mineral and Relocation Administration Department. Paul’s interests and activities included these: Old cars, hats, old movies, his grandkids, his cows, playing the trombone and guitar, his apartments, politics, singing tenor, and watching football. He was active at First United Methodist Church in Corsicana, where he was a longtime member of the Friendship Class and the Chancel Choir. Paul’s participation in high school, junior college, and old-timers bands also reflected his deep love of music.

Survivors include his sister, Mary Ann Slimp of Irving; daughter, Sally Martinez and husband Pete of Helotes; daughter, Amy Bone and husband Michael of Highland Village; son-in-law, Matt McGinnis and wife Susie of Corsicana; grandchildren, Jennifer McGinnis, Wes McGinnis, Peter Martinez, and Angela Bone; he is also survived by brother- and sister-in-law, Frank and Sue Burkett of Fort Worth, and many wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana,

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at First United Methodist Church, Corsicana, with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Graveside service will follow at Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers are Wes McGinnis, Brice Bonner, Chip Curington, Chris Curington, Jay Curington, John Curington, Trey Curington, and Mike Kaster.

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th Street, Corsicana, TX 75110; Mercy Hospice, 417 Oak Bend, Suite 170, Lewisville, TX 75067; or your favorite charity.

Paul W. Curington never met a stranger. A “character” on the outside, he possessed even greater character within.

“Dad, we miss you already.”

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Earnest C. Crockett
Feb 6, 1894 - Oct 15, 1975

CHATFIELD – Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chatfield Baptist Church for Earnest Crockett, 81, resident of Dallas and native of Chatfield, who died Wednesday.

Rev. I. C. Rose will officiate, and burial will be at Chatfield Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Erma Reece of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Mable James of Paul Valley, Okla., Mrs. Rose Robinson and Mrs. Elizabeth Donaldson both of Dallas; a brother, William Crockett of Dallas and other relatives.

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Mary L. (McQueen) Wright
Aug 19, 1853 – Dec 24, 1928

PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY WOMAN WAS BURIED TUESDAY

Mrs. Mary L. Wright, aged 85 years, native of Kentucky, but resident of Navarro county for 52 years, died at the home of her son, J.W. Wright, 918 East Ninth avenue, Monday evening at 6:30 o’clock following a lingering illness and the funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Church of Christ with interment in the family lot in the Chatfield Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, Church of Christ minister. Mrs. Wright was born near Frankfort, Ky., but moved to Chatfield 52 years ago where she resided until she moved to Corsicana 27 years ago.

Surviving are one son, J. W. Wright, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. W. P. Underwood and Mrs. P. A. McLendon, both of Ray City; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Mrs. Wright fell several months ago, fracturing the hip from which she never recovered.

Active pallbearers were H. R. Harrison, J. A. Sowell, Mit Sowell, Henry Jackson, Hugh Miller, Henry Warren.

Honorary pallbearers were W. M. Layton, Roy Layton, Dr. T. A. Miller, Dr. Trim Houston, Dr. B. F. Houston, J. A. Watt, M. T. Jackson, J. H. Thurston, J. M. Pugh, L. J. Woods, C. C. McClung, W. H. Jeffers, J. C. McMullan, W. P. Thorp, W. J. Anderson, L. R. Nolan.

Mrs. Wright was the wife of the late W. J. Wright of Chatfield who died in 1901. Since the death of her companion, she has made her home with her son here.

“Grandma” Wright as she was called was an active and conscientious member of the Church of Christ and was a regular attendant at the services of the church until the accident which confined her to her bed seven months ago.

All of the children and a number of grandchildren were present when Mrs. Wright died.

Sutherland Undertakers had charge of the funeral.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light – Friday, Dec 28, 1928
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • View Obituary Clipping
  • She is not listed in the cemetery book, but W. J. Wright, her husband, is buried in Old Chatfield Cem.

William Alexander Littleton Jr.
Aug 2, 1947 - Sept 13, 2008

William Alexander Littleton Jr., 61, of Chatfield passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 11 a.m. today at Kelly’s Temple Church of God in Christ, 501 N. Third St., with Pastor Clarence Jones Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Chatfield Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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William Carroll Gan
Nov 9, 1848 – Dec 24, 1928

IN MEMORIAM

In loving memory of W. C. Gan, known as “Uncle Bill” Gan. He was born November 9, 1848 and died December 24, 1928. He lived to be 80 years, 1 month, 15 days old. He was reared in Arkansas and moved to Texas 51 years ago.

He was married to Miss Sallie Farmer in 1873; and to them were born ten children. His first wife died in 1903. He was married to Miss Gener Cottengame, in 1908. To them was born one child.

He is survived by a wife, four children, seventeen grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

“Uncle Bill” was loved by all who knew him. All was done that loving hands and kind hearts could do, but God knows best. He was laid beneath the sod in the Raleigh cemetery, December 25, at 2 p.m.

Oh how we miss his smiling face
And his tender loving care.
His home is now a lonely place,
No one to use his vacant chair.

He is gone but not forgotten,
All his troubles and cares are o’er.
We hope to meet him some sweet day
Over on that happy shore.

The one we loved is far away,
The hands we clasp are cold,
But we hope he is safe in Heaven,
Walking the streets of gold.

Our hearts are sad and lonely,
Since dear uncle went away,
But we hope he is happy,
Where it is one eternal day.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. J. Sykes.
Written by one who loved him,
GERTIE SYKES

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Carolyn Estelle (Binford) Humphries
Oct 1, 1909 – Jan 27, 2011
 

Carolyn Estelle Binford Humphries, 101, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. She was born October 1, 1909 to Grace Dee Ransom (Binford) and William Walker Binford.

Carolyn was a graduated of Corsicana High School. She married Byram Littlejohn Humphries Sr. on July 8, 1931 in Marietta, Oklahoma, the had one son Byram Littlejohn Humphries Jr. She was a member of the oldest member of St. John's Episcopal Church, member of Eastern Star, D.A.R. and Kinsloe House. She worked for nearly 50 years in the Navarro County Clerks office at Navarro County Courthouse.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son and one brother William Ranson (Billy) Binford.

She is survived by niece Susan Binford Patton and husband Jim; nephews William Lawrence Binford, Wayne Robin Binford and wife Dyan; numerous other nieces, nephews, her lifelong friends Brenda Jo Hodge and husband Coy, Kim Andrews and Bobbie Brown.

Visitation will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. at Oakwood cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Navarro County Humane Society PO Box 1734 Corsicana, TX 75151.

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Rex Bower Jr.
July 9, 1924 - Jan 24, 2011
 

Rex Bower Jr., 86, of Corsicana, passed away peacefully at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village on Jan. 24, 2011, after several weeks of pulmonary disorders and lung cancer.

Rex attended Corsicana schools through 1941. He could not join the Armed Forces due to medical disqualifications. He entered the workforce as an electrician for many years. His other occupations included taxi driver and wrecker operator. As a professional electric motor rebuilder, he was an asset to the oil industry. His final employment was at Tom's Foods (Lance Corp). He retired in 2007 as the oldest employee at age 82. He was also a Charter member of the Corsicana Emergency Corps serving over 50 years. He rarely missed working the parking areas of Corsicana High School home football games. He was also an avid supporter of the Calicos and all other Corsicana Tiger teams. Rex and his late wife, Juanita Bower, were active members of Memorial Baptist Church for over 40 years and had accepted Christ into their lives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rex Bower Sr. and Luticia Coker Bower; loving wife of 55 years, Juanita Bower; brothers, Earl and Lt. Col. Vernon T.; sisters, Alice Laverne and Jerry Nell Jordan.

Survivors include Rex Bower III of Pittsburgh, Pa., Ray Bower and wife Debbie of Katy, Billy Don Watkins and wife Martha of Corsicana, Pat Warren and Larry of Corsicana; brothers, Robert and wife Rosa, Melba and wife Eleanor, Miller and wife Pat, all of Corsicana; Eddy and wife Virginia of Longview, Wayne (Mickey) and wife Betty Lou of Hillsboro; sister, Helen (Sookie) Bennett of Victoria; grandchildren are Marcie Fiedler and husband Scott of Katy, Mindie Roxanne Bower of Austin, Kennedy Bower of Dallas, Terry Don Watkins, Lance Watkins and wife Damara, Tina Traylor, Chuck Warren and Brian Warren all of Corsicana and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lance Watkins, Terry Don Watkins, Brian Warren, David Bower, Bobby Bower and Butch Bower.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Alice Gertrude "Gertie" (Fulkerson) Bryant-Jones
Aug 25, 1866 - Jan 12, 1942

MRS. ALICE B. JONES BURIED ON TUESDAY AT BLOOMING GROVE

BLOOMING GROVE, Jan. 14—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held from the Central Baptist church here Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock for Mrs. Alice Bryant Jones, aged 75 years, who died at the home of George Green in the Lone Cedar community Monday evening.
Mrs. Jones was reared in this community and was a charter member of the Central Baptist church. She was active in church and civic affairs until a few years ago.
Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Williams, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. D. P. Cagle, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.
Pallbearers were R. S. High, H. E. Simpson, Miller Reid, C. L. Tillman. E. L. Carroll and T. M. Sewell, with the deacons of her church as honorary pallbearers.
Mrs. J. M Kuykendall, a step-daughter, is the only surviving relative living in this community.
McCormick's Funeral Service directed arrangements.

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Card of Thanks

To our many friends who came to pay their respect to the memory of our dear husband and father, and who expressed their sympathy to the bereaved, we thank you sincere, and to the neighbors and friends who assisted at the home of my sister, Mrs. Magee, in the way of supplementing lunch for out-of-town folks, we thank you. May God bless all of you.

Mrs. D. W. Spurrier and children.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, May 22, 1942
  • Submitted by Karen Rost



Funeral Services For Mrs. Alice Jones

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Bryant Jones, aged 75 years, who died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Green at Lone Cedar Monday eveing at sic o'clock, were held at Central Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev. Robert Williams, pastor, assisted by Rev. D. P. Cagle, of Frost, conducting the rites.

Mrs. Jones was a native of this community, a charter member of the Central Baptist church and very active in church and civic affairs. She was a great lover of flowers and for years kept a very beautiful hothouse.

Pallbearers were R. S. High, C.L. Tillman, H. E. Simpson; Miller Reid, E. L. Carroll and T. M. Sewell.

Surviving are Mrs. M. J. Kuykendall, a stepdaughter, Blooming Grove, and a stepson, Will Jones, of Mexia.

Burial was made in Rose Hill cemetery with the McCormick Funeral Service in charge.

Out of town friends to attend the funeral were Mmes. E. E. Babers, B. A. Crofford, Alice McManus and Jim McManus, of Corsicana; Mrs. J. D. Stokes, Billie Stokes and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Frederick, of Dallas; Jim Wallace, Dorchester, and Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Ramsey and son, Eldon, Waxahachie.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Jan 16, 1942
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Charles L. Powell
Died Nov 14, 1933

Corsicana Man Is Reported Killed In Arizona Accident

SUPERIOR, Ariz., Nov. 15. - (AP) - Charles L. Powell, Corsicana, Texas, was killed yesterday when an automobile in which he and Arthur Bentley were driving from Miami to Superior turned over a mile east of here.

Bentley was not injured.

Investigators said the brakes apparently burned out on the grade. The car struck a sideband and turned over.

Tom Irvins, justice of the peace and ex-officio coroner, said no inquest would be held.

Efforts to locate friends or relatives of Charles L. Powell here Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday were unsuccessful. That name does not appear in the city directory or the telephone book.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, Nov 17, 1933
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Claude Ferguson, Jr.
July 3, 1937 – Feb 17, 2012

Claude Ferguson, Jr., 73, of Purdon, passed away Feb. 17, 2012. He was born July 3, 1937. No services are planned at this time. M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

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Audie “Granny” (Miles) Vice
Jan 2, 1921- Mar 5, 2012


Audie (Granny) Vice, 91 of La Porte, passed away March 5, 2012. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Daniel Mendoza and Rev. Edward Perry officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Ester (Garcia) Alexander
Aug 21, 1928 – Mar 7, 2012

Ester Garcia Alexander, 83, of Corsicana experienced a glorious homecoming when she went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, after a short illness. She was born Aug. 21, 1928 to Juan and Rosa Garcia in Kerens.

Ester attended school in Kerens until the eighth grade, when she left to help care for her younger siblings and help her parents in the cotton fields. At the age of 24, she married Earl Alexander in Crescent City, Calif. on Nov. 22, 1952. They moved back to Texas in 1957 and started their family of four children. She spent some time at home caring for her children before going to work at Adam’s Hat (commonly called the “hat factory” by her children) where she spent most of her adult working life. After leaving Adam’s Hats, she would baby sit for several families, caring for their children and watching them grow into adulthood. She also worked as a housekeeper and a sitter for the elderly. She developed lasting relationships with all that she came into contact with.

Ester loved her Lord and attended church regularly. She was a member of Memorial Baptist, Northside Baptist for over 40 years, and Cornerstone Baptist Church. She loved working in the Care Center at Northside, translating for the Hispanic population. She enjoyed working as a secretary for each of her Sunday School classes, sending out birthday cards and get well cards to those who were sick. It broke her heart when her illness would prohibit her from attending church.

She was preceded in death by her son, John Edward Alexander; daughter, Gloria Alexander Crawford; father, Juan Garcia; mother and step-father, Rosa and Paul Aguilar; and brothers, Charles and Salvador Aguilar.

She is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Earl Alexander, Sr. of Corsicana; sons, Earl Alexander, Jr. and wife Nancy of Corsicana, and John Wayne Alexander of Mesquite; daughter, Ladena Baggett and husband Neal of Corsicana; son-in-law, Sam Crawford of Wylie; grandchildren, Shawn and Megan Alexander of Carrollton, James Alexander of Auburn, Wash., Jake Crawford of Wylie, Neely Baggett of Corsicana, Austin Alexander of Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif., Ryan Alexander of Corsicana, Alex Alexander of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Katherine Alexander of Corsicana; brother, Manuel Garcia of Fort Worth; sisters, Anita Davila of Corsicana and Angelina Aguilar of Waxahachie; and many other loving family and friends.

Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. John LaNoue officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Shawn Alexander, James Alexander, Jake Crawford, Ryan Alexander, Alex Alexander and Katherine Alexander. Honorary pallbearer is Neely Baggett.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at 322 Eighth Ave. 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Dorothy Laverne (Fulton) Branam
June 3, 1936 - Jan 23, 2011

Dorothy Laverne Branam, 74, of Corsicana, passed away Jan. 23, 2011.

She was born June 3, 1936, in Lone Cedar, to William C. and Sally Leona Fulton.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred B. Branam Jr.; sons, Micheal Ray Branam, and Bradley Joe Branam; siblings, Billie Minze, Edith Hall, Gladys Beckham, Carolyn Langley and Keith Fulton.

Survivors include her daughter, Vicki Richardson and husband Tom of Corsicana; granddaughter, Holly Hollingsworth and husband Josh of Corsicana; grandsons, Kyle Richardson of Corsicana and Jarrod Branam of Austin; great grandsons, Carson and Weston; brother, Edward Fulton and wife Mary of New Caney; sister, Margie Beets of Red Oak; she is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be the Deacons of First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Laverne's name to First Baptist Church Blooming Grove 208 S. Kerr, Blooming Grove, TX 76626.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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