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Nancy George (Cunningham) Tatum
Aug 2, 1862 - Nov 9, 1953

Mrs. Tatum, 91,
Dies Following
Extended Illness

Mrs. W. M. Tatum, 91, pioneer Corsicana resident and civic and church leader, died at her home, 723 West Third avenue Monday at 1:30 p. m. following an extended illness.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Monday afternoon, but will probably be held sometime Wednesday.

Ellis County Native

Born, August 2, 1862, at Bethel, Ellis county, the daughter of George Henderson Cunningham and Tennessee Sims Cunningham, Mrs. Tatum was married to William Montgomery Tatum, January 15, 1885, and moved to Corsicana where they resided at the Abe Mulkey home until they moved to their own home. Mrs. Tatum's ancestors came to America during Colonial days before the American Revolution She was the last of nine children of the Cunningham family.

Five children were born to the Tatums, two preceding their mother in death. Clifford A. Tatum died in 1916 and Wister died in infancy.

Religious Leader

Surviving children are G. L., Ralph and Miss Ethel Mae Tatum, all of Corsicana; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Mrs. Tatum was superintendent of the junior department of the Sunday School and president of the WSCS of the First Methodist church for many years. She finished her education at the Marvin Female College in Dallas. Corley will direct.

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Myrtle Ophelia Gallemore, Miss.
1894 - Sep 1973

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at a local funeral home for Miss Myrtle Gallemore, 80, Rice resident, who died Tuesday at Kerrville. Revs. Randall McCollum and Ode Meadows officiated, with burial at Old Chatfield Cemetery.

Survivors include six nephews, J. N. Gallemore of San Antonio, R. C. Dukeminer of Houston, John Gallemore of Hobbs, N. M. A. W. Patterson of Crockett, Rev. Lee Patterson of Texarkana and Dr. Cecil Patterson of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Merle Hayes of Rice; and a brother, Hugh Gallemore of Tulsa, Okla.

Pallbearers include Orin Gilbert, J. T. Allen, Floyd Brewer, Alvin Jones, Cal Barton, Nathan Rawlings, Ott Loper and Henry Swafford

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William Henry Thompson
Feb 02, 1888 - Apr 07, 1955

W. H. Thompson Services Friday
Funeral services for Will H. Thompson, 67, retired farmer, Northwest Apartments, who died Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital, were held from the Memorial Baptist church Friday at 2 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the church, and Rev. J. L. Andrews, Baptist minister of Eustace. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery near Streetman.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Alton Thompson, Odessa; Rev. Cecil Thompson, Baptist minister of Athens; Carlton Thompson, Corsicana, and Wade Allen, San Antonio; two daughters, Mrs. E. L. Gibson, Bay City, and Mrs. Gordon Sheffield, Corsicana; a brother, T. J. Thompson, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Duke Brown, Odessa, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Alvin Miller, E. H. Richards, Hollis Simmons, T. J. Glasgow, L. O. Blakeney and Vernon Tackett.

Corley directed.

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Willie Irene (Thompson) Oliver
Dec 30, 1896 - Apr 16, 1974

Mrs. Oliver

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Joe Oliver, 77, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Luther Crawford will officiate, and burial will be at Birdston cemetery.

Survivors include her husband; five daughters; 11 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. John Acres of Hatch, N. M., and Mrs. Verna Walker of Alburquerque, N. M. and Mrs. Walter Owens of Fairfield; and two brothers, Jack Thompson of Streetman and Joe Thompson of Mexia.

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Ruth Edna (Clark) Steele
Dec 22, 1891 - Nov 12, 1981

Mrs. Ruth Edna Steele

STREETMAN—Mrs. Ruth Edna Clark Steele, 89, of Streetman, died at her home in Streetman Thursday.

Service is Saturday, 10 a. m., First Baptist Church in Streetman, with the Rev. Grayson Glass Officiating. Burial will be at Birdston cemetery.

She was a native of Streetman.

Survivors include five children, T. C. Steele, of Streetman, Mrs. J. R. Manahan of Houston, Robert James Steele of Lake Jackson, Mrs. Elbert F. Tucker, Neches and Mrs. John J. Innis, of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. J. B. McConnice, of Kingsville, Mrs. H. B. Cole, of Streetman, and Mrs. J. A. Coleman, of Streetman.

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Corrie (unk) Clark
Aug 31, 1895 - Apr 15, 1979

Mrs. Clark

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Corrie Clark, 83, resident of Streetman, who died at Fairfield Memorial Hospital Sunday.

Burial will be at Birdston cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jack Inmon of Silver City, N. M. and Mrs. Billy McConnico of Streetman; two grandsons, three great-grandsons, a sister, Mrs. Ada Benight of Purdon; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Grady Conner, Leonard Ward, Robert Hull, Willie D. Pillans, Jack Pillans, and Dillard Burleson.

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Christine (Jenkins) Steele
Dec 28, 1913 - Apr 15, 1979

Mrs. Steele

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist church in Streetman for Mrs. Christine Steele, 66, resident of Streetman, who died Sunday in Birdston.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

The Rev. O. E. Permenter will officiate, with burial following Birdston cemetery.

She was born Dec. 28, 1913 in Limestone County. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jenkins.

She was a life-long resident of Streetman.

Survivors include her husband, H. W. Steele of Streetman; a son, Billie Hugh Steele of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Lois Newsome and Mrs. Leann Smith of Euless; five granddaughters, a grandson, three brothers R. Jenkins and Jim Jack Jenkins both of Streetman and Douglas Jenkins of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Wilma Berry of Streetman and Mrs. Glaydeen---------of Winkler.

Pallbearers are Butch----, Johnny James, Jimmy--------, Don Hodge, Danny-----, and Lowell Carter.

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Ethel Earl (Christie) Hanks
Sept 3, 1884 - Oct 9, 1959

Sunday Rites For Mrs. Hanks

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Earl Hanks, 75, widow of the late Dr. M. L. Hanks of Corbet, will be held from the First Baptist church Sunday at 4 p.m. The services will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the church of which she had been a member since 1910. Burial will be in the Campbell cemetery in the Drane community.

Mrs. Hanks died Friday morning at 111 South Fifteenth street following a several years' illness.

She was a charter member of Grove No. 1366, Woodman Circle, organized in 1913.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mourene Banks and Mrs. A. A. Taylor, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. James A. Burkes, Malvern, Ark.; five sons, J. Carlton Hanks, Dallas; Oscar C. Hanks, Lufkin; Roy C. Hanks, Clovis, N. M. ; Duren H. Hanks, Dallas, and Marvin R. Hanks, Wilmer; 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. C. Nokes, Weeks DuBose, Charles Keathley, Harmon Pope, Marvin Sanders and George Wilson.

McCammon will direct.

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Mrs. M. L. Hanks Dies On Friday

Mrs. Ethel Earl Hanks, 75, widow of the late Dr. M. L. Hanks of Corbet, died at 111 South Fifteenth street Friday morning following a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Christie.

Mrs. Hanks and her late physician husband were married at Corbet, Dec. 11, 1904.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mourene Banks and Mrs. A. A. Taylor, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. James A. Burkes, Malvern, Ark.; five sons, J. Carlton Hanks, Dallas; Oscar C. Hanks, Lufkin; Roy C. Hanks, Clovis, N. M.; Duren H. Hanks, Dallas, and Marvin R. Hanks, Wilmer; 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Four children preceded Mrs. Hanks in death.

Mrs. Hanks had been a member of the First Baptist church here since 1910 and was a charter member of Grove No. 1366 Woodmen Circle organized in 1913.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Friday afternoon pending the arrival of relatives.

McCammon will direct.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Oct 9, 1959
  • w/o Mandred Leslie Hanks, Dr. married Dec. 11, 1904; d/o William B. Christie and Martha Adella “Della” (DeHart) Christie
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Catherine (Croft) Blue
Mar 7, 1931 - June 13, 2012

A bell rang early Wednesday morning, June 13, 2012 and a beautiful angel Catherine Croft Blue received her wings. Catherine was born to William Croft Sr. and Alma Grantham Crost Beauchamp on March 7, 1931 in Corsicana. She graduated from Corsicana High School and Navarro Junior College. On April 19, 1952, she married Aubrey Blue and they were married 59 years. She worked for CISD and retired in 1989. She and Aubrey attended all CHS football games for over 40 years being known as the “True Blue” supporters. She will be dearly missed by all.

She is preceded in death by her husband Aubrey, grandson Bobby Barlow, her parents, and siblings, William Croft Jr. and Hallie Lucko.

Survivors include her daughters, Vickie Kirk and husband James of Corsicana, Beverly Barlow of Corsicana, Tressa Marusak and husband Jeff of Ennis; grandchildren Dylan, Chance and Austin Kirk, all of Corsicana, Alyssa and Kayla Marusak of Ennis, Les Barlow of Corsicana; and great-grandchildren Jacey Kirk, Rex Marusak, Destiny and Bobby Barlow.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Oakwood Cemetery.

A special thanks and appreciation extended to all the staff at Heritage Oaks West and her care staff: Tina, Tammy, Patricia, Lisa, Jessica, Coretta and many others that cared for her.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
 
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Lt. Col. Charles Dewey McMullan, Ret. USAF
Jan 9, 1935 - May 18, 2012

Charles Dewey McMullan, 77, of College Station, passed away on May 18,
2012 at the Isle at Watercrest after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

He learned early on the values of faith, family, and country and he embodied these qualities throughout his life. He was a wonderful example of a Godly man to his family, school, and country.

Charles Dewey was born on the family farm in Tupelo, Texas, on Jan. 9, 1935, to Thomas Clark McMullan and Mary McCord McMullan. He was the youngest of their four children. He attended school in Rice until 10th grade, when he transferred to Corsicana High School where he graduated in 1953. He attended Texas A&M University where he was a member of the class of 1957. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Construction. He was a member of the Ross Volunteers, Air Force ROTC and was active in the Wesley Foundation. In 1963 he received a master’s degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas.

While at a Wesley Foundation event in 1957 he met the love of his life, Helen Ann Tasto. They were married Aug. 31, 1957. Their 54-year marriage was a beautiful example of a true partnership.

After graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Texas A&M, Charles Dewey entered the United States Air Force. He served in various engineering capacities for 21 years, and their travels took them all over the world. His final assignment was as Base Civil Engineer and Commander of the 351st Civil Engineering Squadron at Whiteman AFB, Mo.
He received many honors and awards, including the Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters. He retired from the Air Force in 1979 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

After retirement from the Air Force, Charles Dewey served as the president of an architectural concrete company in Austin. In 1980 he had the opportunity to return to Texas A&M University to teach in the Construction Science Department. He received the Association of Former Students Distinguished Teaching Award in 1997. He was honored to have the Charles D. McMullan ’57 Endowed Scholarship established to be awarded annually to undergraduate students in Construction Science. He was further honored with the establishment of The Charles Dewey McMullan Endowed Chair in Construction Science. He retired in 1998 and was named Associate Professor Emeritus of Construction Science.

Charles was an AIC Certified Professional Constructor and Fellow and a licensed Professional Engineer. He was active in many community activities including the Stonebridge Homeowners Association and the Kiwanis Club, serving as President in 1989. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Bryan. He loved hunting, fishing, woodworking, arrowhead hunting, and attending Texas A&M University athletic events.

Charles was preceded in death by his mother, father, and brother, Robert.

Survivors include his wife, Ann; his daughters, Diane Galloway and husband Mark of Prosper, and Ruth McMullan, ’83 of College Station; grandsons, Steven Robert Galloway of Chicago, Ill., Jeffrey Charles Galloway of Austin, and Drew Michael Galloway of College Station; his sisters, Joyce Bowden Kyles of Conroe and Marjorie Roberts of Waco;, and his sister-in-law, Wilma McMullan of Corsicana; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to visit the family from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station.

A private family graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at the College Station cemetery.

Friends are invited to the Celebration of Life service at 2 p .m. on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in Bryan.

The family is grateful to Lighthouse Hospice and the staff at the Isle at Watercrest for the loving care they provided to Charles.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First United Methodist Church Bryan (506 E. 28th Street, Bryan, TX 77805-3846) or the Texas A&M Foundation for the Charles D. McMullan ’57 Endowed Scholarship in Construction Science (401 George Bush Drive, College Station, TX 77840).

Arrangements by Memorial Funeral Chapel, College Station.

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Charles Edward Bonin
Aug 30, 1932 - June 14, 2012

Charles Edward Bonin passed away in Corsicana on the morning of June 14,
2012 ending a valiant, nine-month battle with cancer. In his final, peaceful moments and throughout his convalescence, he was attended and comforted by family and beloved friends.

That is to say, we were doing for him as he would have done for us.

He was born on Aug. 30, 1932, to Charles Anthony and Jeanne Marie Bonin in Broussard, La., a rural, French-speaking Acadian (“Cajun”) community straddling the Lafayette and St. Martin parishes. Throughout his youth, he helped his parents farm the land. Charles’s love for gardening remained with him all of his life and became one of many ways he affected those who knew him.

Charles’s love of learning was life long, and his interests were broad, extending from agriculture, astronomy, engineering and mathematics, and woodworking to religious studies and theology. He graduated as the Valedictorian at St. Cecilia Catholic School in Broussard and attended the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, earning a B.S. with Honors in Civil Engineering. In fulfillment of his ROTC obligation, Charles served as a navigator in overseas military transport operations in the Air Force from 1954-1957. In 1991, Charles returned again to school to receive a M.A. in Religious Education from the University of Dallas. He received certification as a Master Gardener and in Rainwater Harvesting from Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

Charles often said that the best decision of his life had been to marry Maria Sylvia Rodriguez. They wed in 1957 at the Shrine of the Little Flower in San Antonio. By 1963, the couple had four sons. As a project engineer for Brown & Root, Inc., Charles managed large constructions projects throughout the south and southwest. The Bonin family became active in civic life wherever they settled.

In 1982, with their last child in college, Charles and Sylvia settled in Corsicana. Within a few years, he retired and began a second career as a volunteer in service of his church, his family, and his community. Among his many commitments, Charles supported Sylvia’s work as the Director of the Navarro Council of the Arts. He volunteered with the Navarro County Extension Service, the Master Gardening Program, Food for Fitness, Christmas in October, the Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement, the Red Cross, and the United Way. For Immaculate Conception Church, Charles coordinated Adult Religious Education, served on the Parish Council and as a Lector and Commentator, and ministered to the sick and homebound.
More recently, he oversaw the construction of the Immaculate Conception Holy Family Reception Center.

Charles is lovingly remembered by Sylvia, their children and their children’s families: these include Michael and Diana Bonin of Farmington, N.M., and their children Reneé, Kevin, Kyle and Robyn; Stephen Bonin of Corsicana and daughter Andrea; Dr. Thomas and Rebecca Bonin of Greenwood, Ark. and children Sara and Andrew; and Dr. Paul Bonin and Hank Lee of San Antonio and Austin. He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Patsy Deshotels of Nederland, Texas, and brother Monte Bonin, and his wife Catherine of Gonzales, La.; sister-in-law Josie Rodriguez of Houston and brother-in-law Dr. Carlos Rodriguez of Washington, D.C., numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

We draw inspiration from Charles as a man of great character and expansive intellect, a deep and abiding faith, and abundant love and generosity. He read avidly. He was a gifted archivist who documented on well-ordered lists the events of his life as well as the steps for each project he undertook. Given his capacity for remembering chronology and context and his natural gifts as a storyteller, he might have been a historian. Instead, he committed his life to serving others, to sharing his knowledge, as well as his culinary, organizational, and construction skills. In so many ways, he cultivated a better life for each of us and planted a garden from which we are all still taking nourishment.

We wish to express our gratitude for the exceptional, loving care we received from Cedar Lake Home Health and Hospice and to the many friends whose acts of kindness have blessed us in so many ways.

Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 7 p.m. and a rosary at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 18 at Corley Funeral Home.

A funeral Mass will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 with Father Jason Cargo and Father Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. A reception with the family is scheduled following the burial.
Pallbearers are Wesley Betik, Rudy Garcia, John Heard, Mike Schroeder, Steve Stoecklein and Wayne Tlustos.

Memorials may be directed to Immaculate Conception Church at 3000 W. Hwy 22, Corsicana, TX 75110.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, June 17, 2012
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Charles J. Good
Mar 7, 1925 - Apr 23, 2012
 

Charles J. Good passed away April 23, 2012 at his home in Montrose, Colo.

Born March 7, 1925 in South Bend, Ind. to Blanche Lee (Davidson) and Charles Walling Good, he grew up mainly in Rochester, Ind.

Charles entered the army in April of 1943. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star while serving in many countries in Europe during WW II as a radio operator/forward observer.

Shortly after his honorable discharge in January 1946, he married Berniece Stewart in Fort Worth at her parents’ home. He had met Berniece during his army training and continued correspondence with her while overseas.

He joined the Texas Department of Public Safety in 1948 and became a State Highway Patrolman. After a short stint in Bonham, he served the remainder of his 18 years with the State of Texas in Dallas. The majority of his service in Dallas was as a plainclothes officer performing special investigations. He was on duty at Market Hall at the time of President Kennedy’s assassination performing communication liaisons and post-assassination command center set-ups and chauffeuring Kennedy staff members to Love Field. He retired from the state in 1966 following cancer surgery in 1964 and 1965, which had left him permanently disabled.

Charles and Berniece lived in Dallas several more years before moving to Lake Athens, and then Frost. Following his wife’s death in 2006, he moved to Montrose, Colo. where he lived with his daughter, Charla, until his death.

Charles was a man of many interests and hobbies, having enjoyed building model boats and planes, fishing, boating, camping, and woodworking among other things.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and four siblings, Harold, Dale, Chester and Mary; his son, Charles Stewart Good; and infant grandson, Charles Samual Good.

Survivors include his daughter, Charla Arbuckle; granddaughter, Megan
(Brian) Kittell; and great granddaughters, Lillian and Robin Kittell, all of Montrose, Colo.

Charles was a good and honorable man of many talents who had many interesting real-life stories which he loved retelling. He is finally free of pain and at peace and will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

Memorial services to honor both Charles and his wife, Berniece, who died January 21, 2006, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012, at the Psalms Scattering Garden in the Laurel Land Funeral Home and Cemetery at 7100 Crowley Road in Fort Worth.

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Charles Newton Knott
July 31, 1941 - June 22, 2012

Mr. Charles Newton Knott, age 70, passed away Friday, June 22, 2012, at his residence in Corsicana. He was born July 31, 1941 in Corsicana, Texas to Nannie and Charles B. Knott.

Mr. Knott was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Corsicana. He was truck driver for 50 years.

He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father and a son, Robert Campbell.

Mr. Knott is survived by his wife, Patsy Knott; 3 sons, Charles Knott and wife Jaye, Billy Thomas and wife Val, and Ronnie Threet; 2 daughters, Cindy Haywood and husband Harold, and Kim Freeman and husband John; 11 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Floyd Peterson officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ellis Young, Phillip McCulloch, James Shackelford, Randy Richards, David Dycus, Gene Grace, Jerry Beasley and Lowell Hudson. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles McCrory and Wayne McClellan.

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Charlie Virgil Jones, Jr.
Apr 18, 1939 - May 13, 2012

Charlie Virgil Jones, Jr. age 73 of Galveston died Sunday, May 13, 2012 at his residence in Galveston. Memorial services are 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2012 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston.

Mr. Jones was born April 18, 1939 in Jonesborough, Texas to Charlie Virgil Jones, Sr. and Cleona Dixson Tackett. He was employed by the Telephone Company for many years before retiring to Corsicana, Texas. He is survived by his sisters; JoAnn Humphrey, Lois Sloyan and Etta Marie Adams, Children; Charlie V. Jones, III, Diana Rector, Belenda Williams and Cleona Dawson. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Audrey Williams, Sabra Williams, Ashley Capra, Courtney Dawson and Leah Dawson; three great grandchildren; and his dog Dipstick.

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Donna Lue Mullin
abt 1961 - May 15, 2012

Donna Lue Mullin, 51, of Dallas, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas.
Wake services are 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2012 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Greater Love Outreach Fellowship Church located at 700 East Park Avenue wuth Pastor William Lewis Jr., officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Douglas Kenneth Lane
Dec 23, 1941 - May 27, 2012
 

Douglas Kenneth Lane, 70, of Trinidad, passed away on Sunday morning, May 27, 2012, at Trinity Mother Francis Hospital in Tyler.

He was born in Paris, Texas on Dec. 23, 1941, to Shield H. Lane and Mary Viola Grimes Lane. Mr. Lane married Avon Basham on Feb. 10, 1962, at the Pacio Baptist Church and had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
He had been the Superintendent of Mildred I.S.D. for 24 years retiring in 2011 and was a respected educator.

He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Clyde G. Lane, James R. Lane, Gerald R. Lane, Shield H. Lane Jr., Mae E. Beason, Florence Usery, and Betty J. King.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Avon Lane; daughter and son-in-law, Amy Venable and husband Bruce of Corsicana; grandchildren, Jordan Venable, Megan Venable, and Devin Venable of Corsicana; siblings, Mary Evonko of San Antonio, Dorothy Howard and her husband Bob of Longview, and Barbara Sue Harrington and her husband Lary of Richardson.
He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Gertrude Lane of Paris, and Polly Lane of Euless; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012, in the Lane Gymnasium at Mildred High School with his nephew, Donald Preston, officiating. Interment will follow at the Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Park in Mabank.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Mildred School District Library at 5475 HWY 287 South Corsicana, Texas 75109.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Edith (Szenasy) Phillips
July 22, 1923 - May 29, 2012

Edith Szenasy Phillips, 88, of McGregor, passed away May 29, 2012, at Regent Care Center of Woodway.

She was born July 22, 1923, to Sam and Ethel Szenasy in Corsicana, where she grew up and attended elementary and high school. Edith worked 18 years for the First National Bank of Corsicana and later married her husband of 43 years, Waco auto dealer Maynard J. Phillips. The couple eventually settled in Waco where Edith continued in the banking business for a number of years. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in Waco since 1968 serving on many volunteer committees and lending her time to many service organizations throughout the community.
Edith was an exceptional athlete and avid sports enthusiast. She played basketball for the Dr Pepper women’s team of Corsicana and was a member of various bowling leagues. She never missed the opportunity to root on her favorite teams, the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks and faithfully cheered for the Texas Longhorns.

Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Maynard J Phillips; and sisters, Margaret Sullivan, Ethel Lord, and Helen Warner Gilcrease. She is survived by her daughter, Theresa Flanagan and her husband Tim of McGregor; grandchildren, Tim Flanagan and his wife Melanie of McGregor, Mark Flanagan and wife Amy of Woodway, and Cathy Flanagan of Dallas; great grandchildren, Carson Flanagan, Hudson Flanagan, Kellan Flanagan, and Kyndal Flanagan; brother, Sam Szenasy of Tulsa, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family expresses a special thanks to longtime faithful caregiver, Vicenta Huerto, who was always by her side. Thanks to Rachel Degrate and the team at Bluebonnet Hospice as well as the Regent Care staff, especially Shereil Cross and Carolyn Wilson.

Visitation to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Grace Gardens Funeral Home in Woodway.

Graveside services to be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2012, at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fuzzy Friends Rescue, Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20966 Waco, Texas 76702 in honor of any of her beloved pets, Boston Terriers, Sampson and Susie or her rescue kitty Dee Dee.

Arrangements by Grace Gardens Funeral Home, Woodway.

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Edna (Wright) Cobb
June 10, 1928 - June 18, 2012

Edna (Wright) Cobb
June 10, 1928 - June 18, 2012


Edna Wright Cobb, age 84, was called home to be with her heavenly Father on Monday, June 18, 2012 at her residence in Corsicana, Texas.

Edna was born on June 10, 1928 to John Wright and Ora Lee Griffith Wright. Edna was a member of the Fundamental Baptist Church in Corsicana. In earlier years she taught Sunday School at Northside Baptist Church in Mexia. She had a deep and abiding love for the Lord, her family and friends. Edna enjoyed visiting the sick and elderly in nursing homes and touched many lives with her loving care and kindness.
She lived a Christian life as a wife and mother of two daughters. She will always be in our hearts and missed forever.

Edna was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Clyde; her infant son, William; her parents; step-father, Joe Vawters and three brothers, Eugene, Sam and Grady Wright.

Edna is survived by her two daughters, Connie Little and husband, Bill of Corsicana, Karen McCain and husband, Dale of Marietta, Ohio; four grandchildren, Kevin Hill and wife, Tina of Corsicana, Sherri Jaecks and husband, Bob of Fairfield, Andrea Davis and husband, Mitch of Marietta, Ohio, Lisa Michael and husband, Zach of Marietta, Ohio; eight great-grandchildren, Britney Hill of Waco, Skyler Bell of Fairfield, Mackenzie Hill of Corsicana, Ashton and McKinlee Michael of Marietta, Ohio, Cameron, Collin and Jenna Davis of Marietta, Ohio; one brother, Johnny Wright and wife, Darlene of Overton, Texas; aunt, Elizabeth Lockhart of Athens; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews as well as Fred Leo Brown of Chicago, Ill. who was like a son to her.

We will always be thankful for her three loving caregivers, niece, Susan Lenamon of Mexia, Teresa Barajas of Corsicana, and Lena Davis of Corsicana. May God Bless them for the love, care, and dedication they gave our Mother. We would also like to thank the staff of Hand in Hand Hospice; especially Jennifer and Jodie, who cared for our Mother with dignity and respect.

Graveside services will be held at Eutaw Cemetery in Kosse, Texas at
11 a.m. on Friday, June 22, 2012, with Rev. Bill Wright, Sr. and Rev.
Bill Wright, Jr. officiating. Visitation with the family will be held at Porter Funeral Home on Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Fenton La Duke
Aug 18, 1939 - May 26, 2012

Fenton La Duke, 72, passed away at 3:25 p.m. Saturday May 26, 2012 at his daughter’s residence in Dawson.

He was born in Happy Valley, Oregon to Robert and Hilah La Duke on Aug.
18, 1939. He was a rancher and lumber mill worker in Oregon. He was also a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Oh wow! Where to start? I was asked by my family to write about my grandfather. To describe the type of man that my grandfather was would probably take pages and pages and even with all those words written, I don’t think anyone would truly understand him. He was truly complex with many layers to be uncovered.

As a child remembering my grandfather, I would have described him as a clone of John Wayne. He was stoic, unemotional, seemed to be very hard, a hard worker, disciplinarian, and provide for his family. Although, at times, he would give a glimpse into his soft inner-self under the hard surface he portrayed. His soft spot always seemed to be apparent for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Spare the rod, spoil the child seemed to be his motto, but for his grandchildren he would do anything for them.

In the past few years after my grandmother passed away, the hard exterior had slowly melting away and his soft interior came to light. He started showing more emotions to those he loved and made sure to tell the ones close to him that he loved them. He told me multiple times of how much he missed my grandmother and that she was a great woman. He would even cry when talking about her.

In the end, my grandfather never let go of his true feisty lively nature for which he was known. He fought till the end and made sure to let others know he was a fighter. He was a tough, sirley old man that loved a good debate and loved to get a rise out of people. He loved when people would argue back and give him a hard time. He would then become tickled and laugh at those willing to give it right back to him.

Overall, my grandfather was respected and loved by many. All those that are left behind will truly miss him. Wherever my grandfather is today, I know he is smiling while holding my grandmother’s hand and maybe even dancing to some old Charley Pride.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Ardis Owilla Porter La Duke in September 2006; parents, Robert Carl La Duke and Hilah Fairy Kraft La Duke.

Survivors include brothers Fred, Forest, Bobby, Leroy, and Gerry La Duke of Oregon; sister, Viviann Chubb of Oregon; daughters, Floann Lund and husband John of Oregon, Barbara Swartzendruber and husband Carl of Oregon, Annette Stanley and husband Richard of Oregon, Beatrice La Duke and fiancée Mike of Oregon, and Billie Raines and husband Bene of Texas; sons, Carl La Duke and fiancée Dee Bardwell of Texas, and Allan La Duke of Oregon; grandsons, Orrin Brock and wife Jessie of Texas, Justin Swartzendruber and wife Shyra of Oregon, Toby Swartzendruber of Oregon, Jason Lund and wife Licia of Oregon, Jesse Raines and wife Morgan of Texas, and Lee Bardwell, Jr. and wife Victoria of Texas; granddaughters, Katie Dunn and husband Jason of Oregon, Bethany Swartzendruber of Oregon, Magdalena Swartzendruber of Oregon, Heather Hall and husband Russell of Oregon, Christina Lund of Oregon, Susan McCorkle and husband William of Oregon, Jonnie Saucedo and husband Daniel of Oregon, Brittany Bardwell of Texas, Chelsea Devlin and husband of Texas, Tabitha Brock of Texas, Hilah Brock of Texas, Sara Raines of Texas, and Shalena Brock of Texas; great-grandchildren, 14 in Oregon and eight in Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a big host of friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Wade Funeral Home with the Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Frances (Emerson) Speer
Jan 15, 1921 - Jun 14, 2012


Frances E. Speer born on Jan. 15, 1921 and joined her Heavenly Father on Thursday, June 14, 2012.

She is preceded in death by her husband Marvin O. Speer, father Sam Houston Emerson, mother Eunice English, and two brothers, Warren W. and Robert L. Emerson.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Ybarra and Eunice Baker; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and involved in community activities. Frances worked as a bookkeeper and accountant for various businesses in Corsicana. She enjoyed her grandchildren, dancing and cooking for family and friends.

Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2012 at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Brandon Bachtel officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Francisco Cantu
Jun 4, 1917 - May 28, 2012

Francisco Cantu, 94, passed away May 28, 2012 at his residence in Corsicana.

He was born June 4, 1917 to Eduardo Cantu and Lorenza Hinojosa Cantu in Los Herreras Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara; his parents; five brothers; two sisters; and two sons.

Survivors include sons, Arnulfo Cantu Sr. and wife Maria of Corsicana, and Jesse Cantu and wife Patricia of Corsicana; daughters, Petra Cantu of Purdon, Mary Bland and husband Calvin of Corsicana, Maria E. Cantu of Corsicana, and Rosie Laubscher and husband John of Dawson; grandsons, Joel Cantu, Roel Cantu Jr., Noel Cantu, Arnulfo Cantu, Alex Cantu, Christopher Stringer, Stephen Cantu, Higinio Cantu Jr. and Sebastian Cantu; granddaughters, Petra Williams, Mary E. Stepp, Alice Gray, Michelle Slakey, Maria Chrislda Ross, Jennifer Warnix and Patricia Wells. Mr. Cantu is also survived by 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Mr. Cantu worked for many years for Texas Power and Light and retired from TXU. Mr. Cantu was a devoted husband and father and leaves behind many loving and devoted children.

Visitation with the family was held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home with the Rosary starting at 7 p.m. with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Retreat with the Rev. Bobby E. McCollum officiating.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Cantu’s grandsons.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Albert Arthur Fagala
Jan 5, 1885 - Jan 17, 1952

A. A. Fagala Dies Thursday Night
BLOOMING GROVE, Jan. 18—(Spl)—A. A. Fagala, 67, retired painter, died at his home here on Thursday night.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery. He was a member of the First Methodist church.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy L. Felder, pastor, assisted by Rev. C. T. Brockett, retired Methodist minister, and Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor of the Central Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs Mattie McAfee Fagala, of Blooming Grove; four daughters, Mrs. Chris Hoffman, Corsicana; Mrs. R. N. Hester, Crane; Mrs. Lou Lowry, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Donald Hayes, Austin; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. W. M. Thompson, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Earl Griffin, LeeRoy McAfee, Ernest J. Huff, Roger Carroll, Loyd Simpson and Oscar Ingram.

McCormick’s will direct.

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William Clarence Gunn, Jr.
Jul 9, 1923 - Feb 4, 1978

W. C. Gunn Jr.

Funeral for William Clarence Gunn, Jr., 55, of Purdon, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital, was at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Shady Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Lee Maritz officiated with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Gunn of Pursley; by one daughter, Mrs. Sandy Coker of Pursley; by his mother, Mrs. Edna T. Gunn of Corsicana; by six sisters, Mrs. Mayciel Cox of Pursley; Mrs. Eloise Bosley of Richland; Mrs. Judy Rae of Freeport; Mrs. Myrtle Hairell of Houston; Mrs. Dorothy Scroggins of Nacogdoches; and Mrs. Edna Earl Price of Pursley; by one grandson and one granddaughter.

Pallbearers were Thomas Dyer, Lewis Tanner, Dale Lane, Bill Bougis, Billy Tallant, Elwin Rhodes, Raymond Rice and Walter Seago.

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Exa (Grayson) Love
Sep 11, 1895 - Dec 6, 1990

Exa Love

Exa Love, 95, of Tyler, died Dec. 6, 1990, at Medical Center Hospital in Tyler.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 11, 1895 in Marquez, and was a former resident of Corsicana. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Exa Claire Laughlin of Corsicana; two grandchildren, Jim Harville of Flint, and Jane Hickey of Wills Point; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Darwin Grayson, D. J. Bryant, Dewey Underwood, Bob Souther, Tom Johnson and Guy Coker.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Dec 7, 1990
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Walter Vernon “Day Break” Knight
Nov 29, 1909 - Apr 15, 1979

W. V. Knight

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Walter V. (Day Break) Knight, 69, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate, with burial following at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 29, 1909 at Corbet. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Knight and was a veteran of World War 11.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. George Ann Long of Arlington and three sisters, Mrs. S. R. Luther, Mrs. E. H. Richards, and Miss Margaret Knight, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers are Derwood Richards, Johnnie Harper, John Harper, Kyle Harrison, Lewis Harrison, Russell Ball and Mike Ball.

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Odean (unk) Burns
Jun 14, 1928 - Sep 14, 1991

Mrs. Odean Burns

Mrs. Odean Burns, 63, of Corsicana, died Sept. 14, 1991, at her residence.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

She was born June 14, 1928 in Searcy, Arkansas. She had been a resident of Corsicana for 13 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph C. Burns.

Survivors include one daughter, Becky Lynn Ochs of Corsicana; two sons, Tommy Joe Burns of Mexia and Jerry Alan Burns of Athens, La.; one daughter-in-law, Betty Burns of Athens, La.; four grandsons; and two sisters, Edith Pate of Sacremento, Calif., and Lavern Pray of Flint, Mich.; two sisters-in-laws, Ovie Mahoney of Corsicana and Mary Frances Reynolds of Waco; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Roger Steel, Robbie Steel, Tommy Kalinas, Ricky Moore, Richard Mahoney and Mike Burns.

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Luther Carroll Boswell, Sr.
Jan 14, 1889 - Dec 03, 1956

Wednesday Rites
For L. C. Boswell
Funeral services for L. C. Boswell, 67, civic leader, Barry resident, who died of a heart attack
Monday afternoon in Memorial Hospital, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Barry.
The rites were conducted by Rev Claude Jacks, pastor, and Rev. H. B. Prather. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery.
Boswell, a native of Tennessee, had resided in the Barry community 60 years. He had served a number of years as a member of the Navarro County school board and was a Baptist and Mason.
Surviving are his wife of Barry; two sons. Luther Carroll Boswell, Barry, and Kimes Boswell
Sundown; a daughter, Mrs. Carroll McCurdy, Corsicana; eight grandchildren; two brothers, R. M. Boswell, Kennedy, and Clifford L. Boswell, Sweetwater; two sisters, Mrs. G. J. McCarty, Lubbock, and Mrs. Ernest Speegle Lovington, N.M., and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Percy Varnell Leon Reed, Lowell Reed, Marshall Massengale, L. O. McGraw, G. A Bell, Roger Johnston and A. M. Russell. Honorary pall bearers were the deacon board of the First Baptist church in Barry, Navarro County school board and friends of
the family.
Corley directed.

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Bertha L. (Nelson) Thurston
Feb 21, 1883 - Oct 29, 1965

Mrs. Thurston Rites Friday
Funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Thurston, 82, native of Readyville, Tenn., long-time Corsicana resident, were held Friday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. The rites were conducted by G. R. Holton, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Mrs. Thurston died early Friday morning at Paulyne’s Convalescent Home.

Surviving are three sons, J. W. Thurston, Houston; Lester Thurston, Spokane, Wash., and Martin Thurston, Corsicana; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a brother, Oliver Nelson, Dawson, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were B. C. Nesmith, J. O. Carver, Dan McCreary, Wilmer Emory, Lonnie Monroe, Duren Norris, Paul Dresser and James Nelson.

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James Henry Thurston
Sep 13, 1883 - May 15, 1936

Friends, Relatives Here For Funeral Of J. H. Thurston

A large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends attended the funeral services for the late J. H. Thurston Sunday afternoon at the Church of Christ, and accompanied the remains to the Hamilton Cemetery where he was laid to rest under a canopy of lovely flowers.

Among those out of town were his son, J. W. Thurston, of Monahans, and sisters, Mrs. W. M. Harris and Miss Jessie Thurston of Covington, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Nelson and son of Hubbard, O. A. Nelson, Delia, and Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Nelson and granddaughter, Ruth Petty of Dallas, relatives of Mrs. Thurston; and Mr. M. C. Culberson of Dallas, former pastor of the local Church of Christ, and who conducted the services and Mr. Alton Wimbish, pastor of the Ennis Church of Christ; Mr. Sid Young, Mt. Calm, Mrs. W. W. Roberson and Mrs. J. E. Christian, and Mrs. Earl Christian Ennis, close friends of the family.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR J. H. THURSTON
Funeral services for J. H. Thurston aged 52 years, who died at his home, 307 South Twentieth street, late Friday afternoon, were held Sunday afternoon from the Church of Christ with interment in Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. C. Cuthberson, Dallas, and Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the local church.

Mr. Thurston formerly was connected with Southern Pacific Lines and the Magnolia Petroleum Company.

Surviving are his widow, three sons, J. W. Thurston; Monahans, and Lester and Martin Thurston, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. W. M. Harris and Miss Janie Thurston, both of Covington, and seven brothers, Jess Thurston, Oklahoma; Foster Thurston, Oklahoma; Mason Thurston, Oklahoma; Robert Thurston, Oregon; Bill Thurston, Tennessee; John Thurston, Tennessee, and Sid Thurston, Godley, Texas.

Pallbearers were Doyle Pevehouse, John R. Curington, Cap Curington, Dr. Dubart Miller, R. L. Murphy and Joe Hobbs.

Funeral services were directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Lillie Mae (Pratt) Reeve-Hunter
Mar 15, 1889 - Dec 2, 1935

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WOMAN BE HELD AT RICE CEMETERY

Mrs. Lillie Mae Hunter, aged 46 years, Corsicana Route 2, died Monday afternoon and the funeral will be held at the Rice cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock where interment will be made. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Toms, Pentecostal minister.

Surviving are her husband, J. C. Hunter, Corsicana 2; six children, Mrs. Clemmie Ellis, Electra; Homer L. Reeve and David Reeve, both of Corsican 2; Mrs. Willie M. Downing, Medical Lake, Wash; Mrs. Rosa Lee Knott and Mrs. Mattie Parrish, both of Rice; father, W. A. Pratt, Wichita Falls; and four brothers, W. A. Pratt, Jr., Henry Lee Pratt and Lucian A. Pratt, all of Wichita Falls, and Tommie B. Pratt, California.

Pallbearers will be Price Pate, R. B. Hughes, W. T. Franks, R. F. Hughes, T. J. Toms and L. M. Greer.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. HUNTER THURSDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Mae Hunter, 46, of Corsicana Route 2, who died Monday, were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at the
Rice cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Toms, Pentecostal minister.

Surviving are her husband, J. C. Hunter, Corsicana2; six children, Mrs. Clemmie Ellis, Electra; Homer L. Reeve and David Reeve, Corsicana 2; Mrs. Willie M. Downing, Medical Lake, Wash.; Mrs. Rosa Lee Knott and Mrs. Mattie Parrish, both of Rice; father, W. A. Pratt, Wichita Falls; four brothers, W. A. Pratt, Jr., Henry Lee Pratt and Lucian A. Pratt all of Wichita Falls and Tommie B. Pratt, California.

Pallbearers were Price Tate, R. B. Hughes, W. T. Franks, R. F. Hughes, T. J. Toms and L. M. Greer.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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David Osker Reeve
Nov 2, 1915 - Nov 26, 1970

Reeve Rites Set Saturday
Funeral services for David O. Reeve, 55, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in Rice cemetery. Mr. Reeve died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.
He was a native of Rice and a member of the Baptist Church, He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Walterene Reeve of Alma; three daughters, Mrs. LeeRene Tullos of Humble, Mrs. Doris Cook of Ennis and Mrs. Laverne Crocker of Ennis; one son, Howard Music of Chico; a brother, Homer Reeve of Duncanville; four sisters, Mrs. Rose Knott of Dallas, Willie Mae Reeve of Wash., Mrs. Mac Parish of Dallas and Miss Clemie Reeve of Abilene; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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David Osker Reeve
Nov 2, 1915 - Nov 26, 1970

Reeve Services

Saturday afternoon funeral services were held at Corley Funeral Home here for David O. Reeve, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. T. G. Melton officiated and burial was in Rice Cemetery. Survivors are his wife, three daughters, a brother, four sisters, 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Knott, Frankie Knott, Jr., Jimmie Lee Foster, Larry Dean Davis, Waymond Crocker, and John Harris.

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Zachery Miles Moore
Mar 27, 1863 - Oct 13, 1919

RICE NEWS.
(The Rice Rustler.)

Died At Rice.

Zackery Miles Moore, aged 55 years and six months, died at the home of his brother, G. W. Moore, east of town at 2 o’clock Monday morning after a short illness.

Mr. Moore was born in Henderson county, Tenn., and moved to the Rice county several years ago with his brother, with whom he made his home. For the past six or seven years he has conducted a grocery business in Rice. He was a member of the Baptist church, having united with them about thirteen years ago. He was a man highly respected in the community, and the entire citizenship regrets his death. He is survived by his brother here, G. W. Moore, and seven sisters.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock, conducted by Rev. R. B. Key, interment taking place at the Rice cemetery.

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Chester Hugh Arthur Morris
Aug 24, 1902 - Jul 4, 1919

Rice News.
(The Rice Rustler.)

Died Friday
Chester Hugh Arthur Morris, aged 17 years, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Morris west of town last Friday morning of pneumonia.

The deceased had been sick for several days with pneumonia but it was not thought his condition was so serious. He was reared in the Rice country and attended the Rice public school and is survived by his parents and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock, conducted by Revs. Howard Walker and Colley, interment taking place at Rice cemetery

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Henry Earl Green
Nov 20, 1925 - Mar 27, 1990

Henry Green
Henry Earl Green, 64, of Duncanville, died March 27, 1990 in Duncanville.

Services were 11 a.m. Wednesday at the David Clayton and Sons Chapel in Duncanville with the Rev. Bob Wallace officiating. Graveside services were 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Rice cemetery. Corley Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

He was born Nov. 20, 1925 in Eustace. He was a mechanic and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Derden Green of Duncanville; one daughter, Lynette Jean Cordell Smith of Midlothian; three grandchildren; two brothers, Clinton Baxter Green of Cedar Creek Lake and Robert Doyle Green of Mineral Wells.

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Infant daughter Franks
B & D Jul 13, 1941

Infant Died Sunday;
Burial Was in Rice Cemetery Monday
The infant daughter or Mr. and Mrs. Willie Franks died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday afternoon.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock at Rice with burial in the Rice cemetery.
Surviving are the parents, a brother and seven sisters.
Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Virginia Frances (Brewer) Hobbs
Jan 12, 1853 - Dec 27, 1938

AGED RICE WOMAN DIED ON TUESDAY;
BURIAL WEDNESDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. J W Hobbs, aged 85 years, long-time resident of Rice, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church at Rice with interment in the Rice cemetery. Mrs. Hobbs died at Rice Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. E. Briggs, pastor ot the church.
Surviving are four sons, Woodie Hobbs, Wolfe City; Gennie Hobbs, S. L. Hobbs and Chess Hobbs, all of Rice; four daughters, Mrs. Lucy Medford, Rice; Mrs. Marco Cassell, Ferris; Mrs. P. W. Neal, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Florence Cassell, Rice; and other relatives.
McCammon & Hodge had charge of funeral arrangements.

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Alva Lowell Cave
Aug 25, 1908 - Jul 14, 1927

Lowell Cave, aged 19 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luke Cave near here, died at an early hour Thursday morning after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock conducted by Rev. A. E. Caraway.
The pallbearers were his class mates. A large crowd of friends followed the remains of this splendid young, man to the Rice cemetery, where he was laid beneath a mound of beautiful flowers. He is survived by his father and mother, two sisters and three brothers.

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Joseph C. Hunter
Sep 11, 1871 - Aug 19, 1945

JOSEPH C. HUNTER DIED AT RICE EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON
Joseph C. Hunter, aged 73 years, died at Rice early Monday afternoon. Funeral arrangements were not immediately completed, but interment will be in the Rice cemetery.
Surviving are two step-sons, Homer Reese, Rice, and David Reese, Emhouse; a step-daughter, Mrs. Clemmie Ellis, Amarillo; a brother, John Hunter, Mabank, and three sisters, Mrs. Mollie Griggs, Mabank; Mrs. Jimmie Brewer, California, and Mrs. Bertha McCammon, Grapeland.
Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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Timothy Dow Marriott
May 6, 1910 - Oct 31, 1941

RITES HELD HERE SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR EMHOUSE MAN
Funeral services for T. D. Marriott, aged 30 years, of Emhouse, who died at his home there Friday afternoon, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Rice cemetery. Rites were conducted by Rev. Mr. Hunt of Rice.
Surviving are his wife, four children, Norman, Weldon, Robert and Jerry Marriott, all of Emhouse; parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Marriott, and two brothers.
James Marriott and Russell Marriott, Emhouse; five sisters, Mrs. Earl Ballew of Levelland; Mrs. Howard Huddleston and Mrs. Elvia Parish, both of Midlothian; Mrs. Raymond Davidson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Stella McDaniel, Emhouse; grandfather, T. M. Marriott, Rice. Pallbearers were Howard Huddleston, Raymond Davidson, Earl Ballew, R. B. Hughes, Newton Hughes and Jesse Davidson.

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Jean (Martin) Stanley
May 10, 1934 - June 28, 2012

Jean Stanley, 78, of Dawson, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012, in Hubbard. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with interment to follow at Younger Cemetery near Silver City in Navarro County. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012, at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, June 29, 2012
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Mrs. Jean Stanley, 78, of Dawson, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012 in Hubbard. Funeral services will be 10:00 am on Saturday, June 30 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with interment to follow at Younger Cemetery near Silver City in Navarro County. The family will receive friends from
6-8 pm on Friday, June 29 at the funeral home.

Jean was born May 10, 1934 in Dallas to Richard and Bertha (Potter) Martin. She lived most of her life in the Dallas area where she worked as a cashier and also as a file clerk for an insurance company and was a member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church. Jean had lived in Dawson since 1985.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, William T. Stanley who passed away in 1991 and a son, Ricky Stanley who passed away in 1992.

Survivors include five children, Betty Burns of Dallas, Tom Stanley and wife, Janet of Canyon Lake, Brenda O’Pry and husband, James of Dawson, Billy Stanley of Canyon Lake and Randy Stanley and wife, Callie of Seagoville; 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jaime O’Pry, Michael O’Pry, Bryan Stanley, Tommy Stanley, Wayne O’Briant, Charlie O’Briant, Dustin Stanley, Randy Stanley Jr. and Brice Stanley.

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Robert Lee Henderson Rooks
abt 1948 - June 24, 2012


Robert Lee Henderson Rooks, 64, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services are 11 a.m.
Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Kelly's Temple Church Of God In Christ with Pastor Billy Joe Kelly officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Wilbur Lionel Thompson Jr.
Nov 22, 1925 - June 25, 2012

Wilbur L. Thompson, Jr. was born on Nov. 22, 1925 in Dallas to Wilbur L.
Thompson and Opal Franchelle Meagher. He passed away on June 25, 2012 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wilbur graduated from Corsicana High School in 1942. He briefly attended NTAC (later renamed UT Arlington) before joining the Army Air- Corps.
After the war, he attended the University of Oklahoma on the GI Bill and graduated with a degree in geology. (He was the only OU graduate in a family of Longhorns). He moved his young family back to Corsicana and founded Thompson Oil Company with his father and his uncle, Jack Thompson. He spent seemingly endless hours in the field “sitting on wells” and regularly brought home orphaned baby animals to raise.
Besides wildlife and bird watching, he loved spending summers in Rockport with his family. He was an avid fisherman who would modify or even build a boat to get to the perfect fishing spot.

When Wilbur pursued an interest, he did it with passion. He learned to love flying in the war, and maintained his skills long after, often taking up his plane to fly to no particular destination. He explored the universe from his backyard and spent hours grinding his own lenses for the large telescopes that he built. As a geologist, Wilbur collected rocks from around the world. His grandchildren have precious memories of late nights in his backyard workshop, cutting and polishing geodes. They also remember him as a man who could tell a great story. Wilbur learned to love wildlife and gardening from his parents, and he spent his entire life enjoying the beauty of nature. In his later years, he spent most of his time cultivating a beautiful backyard oasis that is home to many raccoons, squirrels, rabbits, and his favorite, birds. He set up wildlife cameras to document all of the bird species that call his yard their home and meticulously documented their migration patterns.

One of his proudest accomplishments was his marriage to his high school sweetheart, Thelma; he often told strangers that they had been married almost 70 years.

He is survived by Thelma. He is also survived by his daughters, Tricia Matthews and husband Bill of Kerrville, Jill and Dr. Larry Bredthauer of Austin; son, Scott Thompson and wife Candy of Houston; six grandchildren, Christian Matthews, Daniel Matthews, Lauren Appenbrink and husband Read, Hope Bredthauer, Traci Thompson and Scott Thompson; one great-grandson, Will Appenbrink; and sisters, Mary Johnson of Corsicana and Carol Ann Wilson and husband Bill of Hideaway.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bob Thompson; and a granddaughter, Natalie Bredthauer.

Visitation with the family was held 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 28,
2012 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2012 at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Mark Luera officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

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Weldon "Deanie" Montgomery
Apr 30, 1932 - June 29, 2012

Deanie Montgomery

Deanie Montgomery, Husband, Father, Grump, Pilot, A&P-IA Mechanic, boat racer, drag car driver, motorcycle racer and friend, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2012 at Twilight home in Corsicana.

Weldon Dean “Deanie” Montgomery was born to Hazel Clements Montgomery and Oliver Dean Montgomery on April 30, 1932. He attended Corsicana ISD and graduated in 1949. After graduation he attended Navarro Junior College as one of the Barracks Bunch. He graduated from North Texas State College with a BS.

While at Navarro he got his private pilots license. Later he completed all requirements to add commercial, multi, instruments ratings to his license. He was able to realize his dream of flying for an airline when he went to work for Central Airlines based in Fort Worth. He was later based in Kansas City. Short time later he resigned from the airline to move back to Corsicana to run the family business, Rob's Battery & Electric Co.

While flying for Central Airlines he met and married his wife of 46 years, Lee Hackney. They did everything as family. They all traveled and backed Deanie up in his racing pursuits. He was a World Champion Hydroplane and Runabout racer. Over the years he raced go carts, Enduro Motorcycle, cross country motorcycles. He rode motorcycles with all three sons and grandson, Mike Montgomery. When he began cross country motorcycle racing he was also affiliated with Texas Cross Country Racing Association.

At one time during his racing career he obtained a fuel funny car named Long Gone. He was well known at the drag strip with this car.

With his avid interest in aviation he was able to obtain his A&P-IA Mechanics License.

Over the years he restored several antique airplanes to fly and to sell.
Again his entire family was involved.

Deanie and family loved to travel and flew on most trips. When attending air shows all over the country, Deanie and one of the boys flew, while Lee and the rest of the family drove in the motor home. Flying and airplanes remained a passion all his life. Deanie was a lifetime member of Antique Airplane Association and EAA. He maintained his membership in Stearman Restorers Association for years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, son, Billy Dean Montgomery, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harold and Edith Hackney, and dear
friends: Joe McAdams, Ollie D. Fountain, Roosevelt Hamilton, Dr. Louis Gibson, Jack Winthrop, Lynn Sanders, Liston Herod, Paul Currington, Ray Scoggins, Travis Coe, Col. Sid Hess, and Leon Williams.

He is survived by his wife Lee. He is also survived by his sons Chad and wife Shannon of Fort Worth, and Joe of Corsicana; grandsons: Michael Chad Montgomery, Allen Gonzales, and Luke Gonzales; granddaughter:
Lauren Gonzales; aunts: Katie Denbow of Ennis, Billie Grammar of Dallas;
cousins: Rex Stell and wife Mildred, W.M. Montgomery and wife Loudene, Marianna Jackson; dear friends: Bobby and Diane Wilson, Joe and Vada Borsellino, Jim and Sharon Howard, Hank Hervey, Glenn McAdams, Kenneth and Linda Napps, Dale and Gerry MacNeill, Randy Porter, Milton and Connie Webb, Gene and Ellen Bland, Joe and Betty Stroube, Tommy and Carol Jenkins, Oscar and Rosie Bonilla, Raymond Rodgers, John and Belinda Taylor, Sammy Lattner, Dan and Windy Morris, Heath and Christie Bell, Wayne Darnaby, Jeannie Coe and Andrea Davis; beloved pets, Deanie’s precious pug Louis, and favorite lap sitter and office guard, Rosa.

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

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating.

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Weldon “Deanie” Montgomery, 80, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, June 29, 2012 at Twilight Home in Corsicana. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Lews Palos officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Nell P. Lewis
Apr 5, 1922 - June 29, 2012

Mrs. Nell P. Lewis, beloved mother, Grannie, and GG, age 90, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2012, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Plano.

She was born on April 5, 1922, in Corsicana.

She worked as a sales clerk, and retired from J.C. Penney’s after 20 plus years of service. She loved to crochet, and had a great love for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Ling and husband Glenn of Florida, Rosemary Hollenshead and husband Don of Colorado, and Sherry Slimmer and husband Gordon of Garland and New Orleans; son, David Mooneyhan and wife Marian of Garland; grandchildren, Jeff, Amber, Lori, Emily, Sonya, Todd, Heath, Melanie, and Beth.; 10 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, 2012, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B F. Risinger Jr. officiating.
Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gordon Slimmer, Geoff Rowell, Justin Hughey, Jason Coker, and Don Hollenshead.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Maco Stewart
Sept 17, 1913 - June 27, 2012

Maco Stewart, 98 of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012. He was born Sept. 17, 1913 in Pursley to James R. and Edna Owen Stewart.

Maco was a Godly man of character, integrity, honesty and dependability.
He began his football career with a friend buying his first pair of cleats. He played football at Corsicana High School and was inducted into the High School Hall of Fame. He then went on to play for SMU, playing in the Rose Bowl in 1936, he was inducted into the SMU football Hall of Fame also. He coached in Mexia and then in McAllen upon meeting his soon-to-be wife Betty Miller. Maco and Betty married March 23, 1939.
Maco then joined the Navy, serving for four years before returning to be the head coach of football and baseball in Longview. His former Lobo football players started a golf tournament in his name where many have gathered as a reunion for over 20 years. A scholarship to Stephen F Austin in his name was also created for students aspiring to teach. He later returned to Corsicana in 1951 to join his brother at Stewart Motor Company.

Maco was a leader in the community. He served 25-plus years on the Corsicana Independent School District school board. He had many enjoyments in his life, one of those being quail hunting. He also had a great compassion for the youth and special needs children. He always put God first in his life and was an active member of Westhill Church of Christ where he served and taught for many years.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Betty Miller Stewart who passed away in 1994; brother and sister-in-law F.C. and Ava Nell Stewart; and two brothers at childhood.

He is survived by his children, Leland Stewart of Las Vegas, Nev., Sandra Stewart of Waxahachie, Paul Stewart and wife Dianne of Corsicana, Terry McElroy and husband Dr. Pete of Corsicana, Dr. Chris Stewart and wife Michelle of Garland. He is also survived by grandchildren, Scott Bechtel and wife Sheila of Waxahachie, Mark Stewart of Houston, Don Bechtel of Waxahachie, Rhonda Bechtel of Waxahachie, Michelle Glasscock and husband Larry of Missouri, Brent Stewart and wife Lanette of Corsicana, Courtney Drain and husband Dr. Zach of Corsicana, R.P. Stewart of Kentucky, Wes McElroy and wife Christine of College Station, Byron McElroy of Justin, Christopher Stewart of Garland, Tyler McElroy of Corsicana, Meagan Stewart of Garland; and great grandchildren, Brandon Bechtel, Emily Glasscock, Bryson Bechtel, Kate Glasscock, Kylie Glasscock, Elliette Stewart, Colton Stewart, Ethan Drain, Deylon Drain and two on the way. Maco is also survived by his sister, Winona Stewart, and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and many cousins in Texas and other states.

Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Westhill Church of Christ with Ferman Carpenter officiating. A visitation was held following the service at the church. Interment was at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Scott Bechtel, Mark Stewart, Don Bechtel, Brent Stewart, R.P. Stewart, Wes McElroy, Byron McElroy, Christopher Stewart, Tyler McElroy. Honorary pallbearers were The Boys of Longview LOBO 1946-1951.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to cureangelman.org or Challenger League 311 N. First St. Kerens, TX 75144.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Lila May (Obuch) Wyatt
Aug 15, 1918 - June 27, 2012

Lila May Wyatt, 93, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

She was born Aug. 15, 1918 to William Arthur Obuch and Lila Barnett Obuch in Enid, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, William David “Hank” Wyatt.

She is survived by her children, Jennifer Lowrance and husband Larry, David Wyatt, Vaughn Wyatt, Candace Wyatt, and Kim Wyatt and wife Kim; grandchildren, Kyle Sweeney and wife Jill, Emily Shackelford and husband Reid, Jamie Wyatt and wife Suzanne, Angela Hammond and husband Isaac, Wyatt Turner, Rebecca Wyatt, Meredith Wyatt, Erin Derden, and Matthew Derden; and seven great-grandchildren, Isabella Sweeney, Aidan and Lainey Shackelford, Jackson, Tanner and Luke Wyatt and Allison Hammond.

Lila was very active in The Navarro County Association for Retarded Citizens and was instrumental in starting the NCARC Annual Fair. She was a member of First United Methodist Church for over 50 years and was active in FUMC Circle I. Lila enjoyed membership in Le Livre. She was an avid bridge player and served as President of the Kinsloe House. Lila was a member of the Corsicana Writer’s Club. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution James Blair Chapter since 1965.
She graduated from Oklahoma University. Lila was a devoted mother and wife and spent her life making a warm and loving home for her family. She was gracious and kind to all who knew her.

A private graveside service was held on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 9 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Stained Glass Window Fund at 320 N. 15th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Jack P. Sisco
Dec 30, 1931 - June 27, 2012

Jack P. Sisco, 80, former Baylor great and resident of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012, as a result of a long time battle with cancer.

The celebration of Jack’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Corsicana. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday evening between 6 and 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Jack was born on Dec. 30, 1931, in Denton, the son of Robert Dickey “Jack” Sisco and Sue Louise Parker-Sisco. He was a graduate and Hall of Fame Inductee of both Weatherford High School and Baylor University.
Jack was a collegiate football All-American and All-Southwest Conference center for Baylor University and played in the 1952 Orange Bowl Classic.

He received his Masters Degree at North Texas State University. He married Sylvia Leatrice Burton in the fall of 1953.

He proudly served as an Air Force Captain during the Korean War before beginning a 33 year career with the Dallas I.S.D. as a teacher and school principal at several elementary schools in the East Dallas area.

He was well known for his big smile, jovial laugh, telling stories and more than anything, he enjoyed time at his summer home in Creede, Colorado, where he had spent his summers since childhood. He made many lifetime friends wherever he went. He had a heart for people and was a very dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend and he will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lea Sisco; son, Jeff Lee Sisco of Seattle, Wash.; daughter and son-in-law, Sue Ann and Rich Maler of Chatfield; grandsons, Jeff Lee Sisco Jr., Timothy Dale Morris, Eric Wayne Maler, Luke Daniel Maler and Jack Parker Maler; granddaughters, Sarah Alline Sisco, Jaclyn Sue Wilhelm, Emilee Nicole Sisco, and Gabrielle Juliette Sisco; great-grandchildren, Haley Grace Sisco, Mason Parker Sisco and Riley Mae Wilhelm and several nieces and nephews.

John 3:16: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to: Summit Ministries, 928 Osage Ave., Box 207, Manitou Springs, CO 80829 or The Salvation Army.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Wealthey Ellen (Head) Hux
Dec 14, 1854 - Jan 16, 1937

Mrs. Welthy E. Hux Died In Mexia; Has Grandsons Corsicana

Mrs. Welthy E. Hux, 82, former resident of Corsicana, died at her home in Mexia Saturday and funeral services were held from the residence at Mexia Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock with burial in Hamilton cemetery.

She is survived by two sisters; several grandsons including Lee, Eddie, Willie Mac, Judge and Beckley Gathwright, all of Corsicana; and John Dempsey of Olney, and other relatives.

Arrangements were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

January, 18, 1937

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FUNERAL FOR AGED WOMAN HELD MEXIA MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. W. E. Hux, aged 82 years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. V. L. Herrin, at Mexia Saturday, were held Monday afternoon with burial in the Hamilton cemetery 3 o’clock. The services were held from the Herrin Home in Mexia.

Mrs. Hux was born in Alabama Dec. 14, 1854, and came to Texas in 1900.

Surviving are six children, Mrs. Herrin and Mrs. Mackie James, both of Mexia; Mrs. Ada Tharp and Mrs. S. I. Gathright, both of Corsicana; J. E. Hux and W. A. Hux both of Como; a sister Mrs. Emma Lee, Lindale; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

The services were conducted by Elder W. R. Blackmon, pastor of the Primitive Baptist church at Point Enterprise.

A. L. Gathright, Jack Coleman, V. D. Herrin, W. M. Gathright, J. C. Dempsey and R. B. Herrin, all grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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Hugh Wilson Sitton, Sr.
Sep 14, 1871 - Jun 28, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR HUGH SITTON

Hugh W. Sitton, 57, resident of Navarro county 45 years and Corsicana 35 years, who died at his home, 1414 West Park avenue, Friday night at 10:30 o’clock was buried Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The funeral was held from the residence by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church, and burial was made in Oakwood cemetery. Mr. Sitton had been ill for six months.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, C. V. Sitton, Houston; T. H. Sitton, Corsicana; H. W. Sitton, Jr., Venezuela, S. A.; Preston Sitton, Corsicana; Jack Sitton, Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. F. N. Warfield, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. J. S. Sitton, Waxahachie; two sisters, Mrs. Berry McGee, Waxahachie; Mrs. S. P. Utley, Dallas; five brothers, Jim Sitton, Virginia; Carroll Sitton, Barry; Luke Sitton, Blooming Grove; Guy Sitton, Corsicana; Hardy Sitton, Brownwood and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hugh Bryant, H. A. Deskin, tom M. Kenner, Gilliam and Clyde Gray.

Honorary pallbearers were Dr. W. T. Shell, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, Dr. J. E. Kelton, Dr. E. A. Johnson, Dr. R. N. Holloway, Pat Gerraughty, E. A. Hallmark, George O. Bryant, Walter Bates, J. M. Henry, T. P. Shivers, W. H. Warren, Robert Cooksey, John R. Currington, James Chambliss, J. L. Milburn, S. E. Lang, Hugh Stewart, F. L. Bingham, Will Mash, H. B. Hester, R. Mattingly, J. S. Harllee, Will Dodds, H. A. Clowe, James Kreager, S. L. McNeill, Claude Absher, H. Iversen, R. N. Elliott, W. W. Clopton, Charles Kessinger, Tom McDonald and Claude McDonald all of Corsicana; C. C. Panniel, Beaumont; H. N. Sanders, Hillsboro; B. S. Mayfield, Athens; Roy Hargett, Dallas, and others.

The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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HUGH W. SITTON DIED FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER LONG ILLNESS

FUNERAL SERVICES FROM THE HOUSE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT 4 O’CLOCK

Hugh W. Sitton, 57, resident of Corsicana for 35 years and Navarro county for 45 years, died at his home, 1414 West Park avenue, Friday night at 10:30 o’clock following an illness of six months.

The funeral will be held from the family residence Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock, with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. Services will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, C. V. Sitton, Houston; T. H. Sitton, Corsicana; H. W. Sitton, Jr., Venezuela, South America; Preston Sitton, Corsicana; Jack Sitton, Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. F. N. Warfield, Corsicasna; mother, Mrs. J. S. Sitton, Waxahachie; two sisters, Mrs. Berry McGee, Waxahachie, and Mrs. S. P. Utley, Dallas; five brothers, Jim Sitton, Virginia; Carroll Sitton, Barry; Luke Sitton, Blooming Grove; Guy Sitton, Corsicana; Hardy Sitton, Brownwood, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Hugh Bryant, H. A. Deskin, Tom M. Kenner, C. R. Steely, N. F. Garrett, F. L. Gilliam and Clyde Gray.

Honorary Pallbearers will include, Dr. W. T. Shell, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Dr. E. A. Johnson; Dr. R. N. Holloway, Pat Geraughty, E. A. Hallmark, George O. Bryant, Walter Bates, J. M. Henry, T. P. Shivers, W. H. Warren, Robert Cooksey, John R. Curington, James Chambliss, J. L. Milburn, S. E. Lang, Hugh Stewart, F. L. Bingham, Will Mash, H. B. Hester, R. Mattingly, J. S. Harliee, Will Dodds, H. A. Clowe, James Kreager, S. L. McNeill, Claude Absher, H. Iversen, R. N. Elliott, E. K. Moores, Gene Elliott, W. W. Clopton, Charles Kessinger, Tom McDonald and Claude McDonald all of Corsicana; C. C. Panniel, Beaumont; H. N. Sanders, Hillsboro; B. S. Mayfield, Athens; Roy Hargett, Dallas and others.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley McMahon Funeral Home.

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Kattie Bell (Nored) Sitton
Sep 12, 1875 - Oct 19, 1960

Mrs. H. W. Sitton Dies Wednesday, Rites Thursday

Mrs. Hugh W. Sitton, 85, died at her home, 520 North Sixteenth Street, Wednesday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Born, September 12, 1875, in Shiloh, Ark., Mrs. Sitton had resided in Navarro county since seven years of age and at the family home for 63 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. F. H. Warfield, Corsicana; three sons, T. H. and Hugh W. Sitton, Jr., both of Corsicana and Preston L. Sitton, Wewoka, Okla.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be H. J. Wallace, Vernon Grimes, Dr. Leslie E. Kelton, Jr.; Dr. W. K. Logsdon, Clyde Gray, Charlie Steely, and Lloyd Chambliss.

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Velma Ludie (Washburn) Bentley
Aug 1895 - Aug 14, 1986

Velma W. Bentley

Velma Washburn Bentley, 90, of Corsicana, died Thursday at Twilight Nursing Home.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. B. F. Risinger officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Survivors include three daughters, Etha Hand of Tyler, Ora Lee Bonner of Eureka and Norma Bartholomew of Waco; a brother, Miles Washburn of Houston; a sister, Ellen Robertson of Duncanville; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Henry Boyd Bentley
Nov 21, 1888 - Nov 15, 1965

Hold Services H. B. Bentley

Funeral services for Henry Boyd Bentley, 76, of 2700 West Park Row, who died in Memorial hospital Monday, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Girffin Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jessie Keele. Full Gospel minister, assisted by Rev. Homer S. Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

He had resided in Corsicana about 50 years and was a retired Cotton Belt System employe and former merchant. He was a member of the Evangel Temple church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Hubert Bentley, Sherman Oaks, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Etha Hand, Texarkana; Mrs. Ora Lee Bonner, Eureka, and Mrs. Norma Thompson, Waco; 10 grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Lula Laningham, Birmingham, Ala. and other relatives.

Pallbearers were G. H. Sutherlin, Lloyd Nichols, Clint Washburn, F. H. Washburn, R. A. Ivie and Rev. E. L. Henderson.

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Martin Henry Thurston
Mar 23, 1918 - Sep 14, 1991

Martin Thurston

Martin Thurston, 73, a lifelong resident of Corsicana, died at his home Sept. 14, 1991.

Services will be 4 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with the Rev. B. F. Risinger officiating. Members of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge will serve as pallbearers and will be conducting the graveside service. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born March 23, 1918. He served in World War II, was a member of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge and was a member of the First Baptist Church. He established Martin Thurston Automotive Supplies in 1957 and retired in 1983.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Julie Crouch, in 1984.

Survivors include his wife, Alene Thurston of Corsicana; three children Joan Crouch and her husband Jim of Grand Prairie, Robert Thurston and his wife Becky of Corsicana and Marlene Morrow and her husband Hollie of New York, Texas; three grandchildren, Jeff Crouch and his wife Melissa of Nashville, Tenn., Gayla Thurston and Susan Thurston, both of Corsicana; a great-granddaughter, Molly Crouch of Nashville, Tenn.; and one brother, Lester Thurston of Spokane, Wash.

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