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Paul Lee Gary
Aug 19, 1924 - Oct 8, 2012

Paul Lee Gary, age 88, passed away October 8, 2012. He was born August 19, 1924 in Blooming Grove, Texas to Andrew B. and Delia J. Camp Gary. He is survived by his wife, Lucille A. Gary and four daughters, Carolyn (Don) Hopmann, Delia (Patrick) McGrath, Donna (Martin) Key and Nancy (Brett) Bolting, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents, five brothers, and four sisters.

He was a member of the Marine Corp and served aboard the USS Pennsylvania in the South Pacific Theater from December 1941 to April 1945.

He was a resident of Calhoun County since February 1957 and retired from Union Carbide after 31 years. Service to his community included the Calhoun County School Board and the City Council in Port Lavaca. He served as President of the Hatch Bend Country Club for seven years. He was active member of our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church and also served with the Knights of Columbus organization for 49 years.

He was a Commander of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4403 and helped serve for 12 years with military funerals and participated in the Memorial Day salute. He also served as Commander for District 24. He formed the American Legion organization in Port Lavaca.

Visitation will be Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Richardson Colonial Funeral Home in Port Lavaca. A funeral Mass will be held Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 2: 00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church in Port Lavaca. A rosary will precede the Mass at 1:30 p.m. Burial will take place at the Port Lavaca Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice or to Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic School.

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Alvin Claude Freeman
Jan 15, 1907 - Feb 4, 1979

Alvin Freeman

BLOOMING GROVE—Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church for Alvin C. Freeman, 72, resident of Fort Worth and formerly of Blooming Grove, who died Sunday.

The Rev. Leroy Reaves officiated, with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Claude Freeman of Fort Worth and one daughter, Mrs. James Pointer of Burleson; one brother, Rice Freeman of Levelland; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Smith of Quinlin and Mrs. Ender Carroll of Corsicana, and five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Ballard Funeral Home had the arrangements.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Thursday, Feb 15, 1979
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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A. C. FREEMAN, 72, 4117 Middlebrook, passed away Sunday. Survivors: Daugher, Mrs. Jo Ann Poynor, Burleson; son Claude C. Freeman, Fort Worth; brother, Rick Freeman, Levelland; sisters, Ruby Smith, Quinlan, Enda, Corsicana; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Greenwood until 9 p.m. Tuesday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday First methodist Church of Blooming Grove. Interment Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove. Arrangements Greenwood, 2100 White Settlement Rd. at University Dr. 336-0584

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Grace Lee (Poole) Green-Fullerton
May 8, 1890 - Dec 12, 1966

Mrs. Fullerton Found Dead At Blooming Grove

BLOOMING GROVE (Spl)—Mrs. Grace Fullerton, native of Little Rock, Ark., but Blooming Grove resident since childhood, was found dead in bed in her apartment Thursday by a relative.

W. H. Tipton, Corsicana justice of the peace, conducted an inquest and returned a coroner’s verdict of death from natural causes. It was reported she was last seen Monday.

Funeral services were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the McCormick Funeral Service chapel with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. R. Sanders, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which she was a member.

Surviving are two sons, Ernest Green, Dallas, and E. O. Green, Lancaster; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Warren, Blooming Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Boyd and Mrs. A. S. Thompson both of Blooming Grove; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Simpson, Bruce McCormick, Sammie Saunders, Jim Hollingsworth, Don Trull and Earn Garvin.

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Carrie (Wyatt) Fulton
Jan 17, 1889 - Mar 5, 1982

Carrie Fulton

Mrs. Carrie Fulton, 94, of Corsicana and former resident of Blooming Grove, died Friday at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Service is today, 2 p.m., Griffin Funeral Home with the Rev. Dave Alexander officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include one brother, Joe W. Wyatt, of Tyler; one sister, Mrs. R. O. English, Jr., of Frost; and one niece, Mrs. M. O. Spear, of Corsicana.

Pallbearers are Ernest Sykes, E. H., Richards, Loyd Knotts, Henry Ponder, C. H. Hunter, C. L. Perry, Mac Bailey and Bill Murray.

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Sallie Leona (Park) Fulton
May 29, 1908 - Apr 26, 1985

Sallie L. Fulton

Mrs. Sallie Leona Fulton, 76, of Corsicana, died Friday in Navarro Regional Hospital.

She was a member of Northside Church of Christ, formerly resided in Lone Cedar and was the daughter of Walter and Leona Parks of Barry. She had been married 60 years.

Service will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with Claude Holcomb and the Rev. Troy Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with grandsons as pallbearers.

Survivors include her husband, William C. “Bill” Fulton of Corsicana; two sons, Edward Fulton of New Caney and Keith Fulton of Waxahachie; six daughters, Billie Minze of Mertens, Gladys Beckham of Blooming Grove, Edith Hall and Laverne Branam, both of Corsicana, Margie Beets of Lancaster and Carolyn Langley of Italy; a sister, Mae Goswick, Corsicana; 30 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

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William Christian "Bill" Fulton
Oct 26, 1903 - May 17, 1987

William Fulton

William C. (Bill) Fulton, 83, of Corsicana died Sunday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with the Revs. Wayne Mahoney and Russel Bankes officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

He is survived by two sons, Edward Fulton of New Caney and Keith Fulton of Waxahachie; five daughters, Billie Minze of Mertens, Margie Beets of Lancaster, Carolyn Langley of Italy, Edith Hall and Laverne Branam, both of Corsicana; a brother, Ernest Fulton of Hubbard, three sisters, Lisa Minatra of Corsicana, Adelia Elder of Dallas and Geneva Dulaney of Coolidge, 37 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Doyle Fulton, Carl Hassell, Johnny Fulton, Leonard Coker, Eugene Fulton and Kenneth Mathers.

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Dan Winston Varnell
B&D Apr 17, 1935

Baby Died in Local Hospital; Buried At Dresden Thursday
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Varnell, Barry, Route 1, died in the Navarro clinic Wednesday and the funeral was held at the Dresden cemetery Thursday afternoon. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. L. Poteet, Methodist minister of Barry.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Kemp, Milford, and Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Varnell, Barry.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Robert Jackson "Jack" Thomas
Feb 14, 1902 - Dec 13, 1966

Jack Thomas Dies Tuesday Butler Farm
Jack Thomas, 65, died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday on the Ernest Butler farm about 3 miles south of Barry.

Justice of the Peace W. H. Tipton and Deputy Sheriff Harold Pitts were called to the scene at 11 a.m. by Ernest Butler, who was on the farm at the time. Butler said a saddled horse without a rider came up to him and a brief search disclosed Thomas’ body on the ground.

Tipton ruled death from apparent natural causes, saying Thomas had a medical history of heart disorder. Death occurred apparently shortly after 10 a.m., said the peace justice.

McCormick Funeral Home, Frost is in charge of arrangements.

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Jack Thomas Rites Slated Frost Church
FROST (Spl.)—Funeral services for Jack Thomas, 64-year-old farmer, who died of a heart attack Tuesday on the E. C. Butler farm south of Barry, will be held from the Frost Baptist church Thursday afternoon with burial in the Frost cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the church.

Thomas has resided in the Dawson, Brushie Prairie and Frost communities before moving to Barry a year ago.

Surviving are his wife of Barry; a son, Roy E. Thomas, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Jean Honea and Mrs. Leo Sykes, both of Corsicana; and Mrs. M. R. Kendall, Lake Jackson; two sisters, Mrs. Essie French and Mrs. Lucille Evans, both of Dawson; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Norwood McMinn, W. E. (Bud) York, F. A. (Bud) Fields, Jack Slater, Harvey Slater, Bert Howell, Truman Raley and Namon Yates.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Rita Kay Brewer
Dec 7, 1956 - Aug 26, 2011

Rita Kay Brewer passed away August 26, 2011. Rita is survived brothers, Charlie (Joe) and his wife Pam, B.J. (Billy) and wife Susan; sisters, Mickey Held and husband Joel, and Charlotte Brewer. She was a loving and caring aunt to seven nieces and nephews and seven grand nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by the many friends who were a part of her life. Her heart was full of love for each of you. Visitation with the family will be 6:30-8:30 PM, Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Duncanville, 1302 S. Clark Rd. Duncanville, TX. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, August 29, 2011 at the Garden Hilton, 800 N. Main St., Duncanville, TX. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, August 29, 2011 at The New Chatfield Cemetery, Chatfield, TX, under the cordination of J. E. Keever Funeral Home in Ennis, 972-875-3891. Memorial contributions may be made to the Duncanville Community Theatre, 106 S. Main Street, Duncanville, TX 75116

Henry Bryant
Jul 13, 1925 - Mar 20, 2012

Henry Bryant, age 86 of Ennis, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, in Corsicana. He was born on July 13, 1925 in Mertens, Texas to William and Myrtle Bryant. He married Vainell (Gaines) Bryant on May 2, 1953. Henry served in the United States Navy during WWII on the Destroyer USS Hale. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Vainell; son, Larry Bryant and his wife Carol of Corsicana; grandson, Jeremy Bryant of Corsicana; step granddaughter, Kisha Jacobs of Ennis; brother, Boyd Bryant and his wife Levine of Corsicana; sister, Mary Collins of Ennis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Henry is preceded in death by his parents, William and Myrtle; son, Johnny Bryant; sister, Virginia Bryant; and brother, Elvis Bryant.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. on Friday, March 23, 2012, at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel in Ennis. Interment will follow at Chatfield Cemetery.

Ruth (Park) Edwards
Apr 22, 1884 - Feb 2, 1927

EDWARDS - Corsicana, Texas Sep 3 - Mrs. A. L. Edwards died in Chicago. She was buried at Chatfield. Mrs. Edwards sis survived by her husband, three children and several brothers and sisters. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards were former residents of Chatfield.

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DeWitt Clifton Coffey
Apr 5, 1911 - Mar 6, 1982

DeWitt Coffey

DeWitt C. Coffey, 71, of Corsicana, died Saturday morning at Navarro Memorial Hospital.

Service is today, 2 p.m. Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Coffey officiating. Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include two brothers, J. C. Coffey, of Corsicana, and Robert Coffey, of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Julia Duke, Mrs. Lillie Covington and Mrs. Nellie Gathright, all of Corsicana,; and several nieces and nephews.

He was an employee of the Dow Chemical Co. and was formerly a resident of Levelland.

Pallbearers are Jackson L. Duke, Larry G. Pritchett, Harold Coffey, Joe Woodard, Jerry Reeder and Tucker Covington.

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Martha Louise (unk) Merchant
Jun 29, 1900 - Dec 29, 1989

Martha Merchant
Mrs. Martha Louise Merchant, 89, of Palestine, died Dec. 29, 1989, in Rusk, Texas.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. B. F. Risinger officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born June 29, 1900, in Texas, and was a former resident of Corsicana, and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son-in-law, Osie Renfrow of Palestine.

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James Howard Walker
Jun 13, 1912 - Dec 28, 1989

Howard Walker

Howard Walker, 77, of Hereford, Texas, died Dec. 28, 1989

Graveside services will be 10 a. m. Tuesday at the Calvary Cemetery with the Rev. Michael T. Flanagan officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born June 13, 1912 in Kerens, and had been a resident of Hereford for the past 32 years. He was a retired bookkeeper, and a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. He was a World War 11 United States Navy veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Catherine Walker of Hereford; three sons, James S. Barnett of New Orleans, La., Joseph Walker of Allen, Texas and Jerry Walker of Herford; two daughters, Connie Galloway of Las Cruses, N.M., and Kathy Walker of Midland; two sisters, Mary Walker and Nina McClung, both of Corsicana; one brother, Frank Walker of Monroe, La.; six grandchildren.

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Jerome Curb Thompson, Sr.
Feb 19, 1895 - Jan 11, 1965

J. C. Thompson Expires Monday

Jerome C. Thompson, 69, retired mechanic, died in the Lisbon Veterans Administration hospital Monday. He was a veteran of World War 1.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from McCammon Chapel with burial in the Rice cemetery.

Thompson, a native of Kemp, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie Myrtle Thompson, Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Wilson E. Nutt, Tyler; Mrs. George Hudek, Ennis; Mrs. Billy Shivers, Arlington; Mrs. Rex Braddock, Arlington; Mrs. Johnny Tolleson, Corsicana; Mrs. Dan Trest, Dallas; a son, Charles Thompson, Pasadena; 17 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Sain, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Tommy Ryan, Bay City a brother, Paul Thompson, Dallas; and other relatives.

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Sadie (Schloss) Miller
Jul 15, 1884 - May 10, 1937

MRS. HARRY MILLER BE BURIED TUESDAY HEBREW CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Harry Miller, who died early Monday morning at the family home, 711 South Fifteenth street, following a very brief illness are to be held at 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, at the residence, with interment in the Hebrew cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Rabbi Louis E. Nelmand and Rabbi Harry Shipiro.

Surviving are her husband and five children, Miss Pauline Miller and Alfred Miller, Corsicana; Joe Miller, Houston; Louis Miller of Tennessee and Mrs. Jerome Nasits, Tyler and other relatives.

Mrs. Miller was apparently in the best of health, until she was stricken Sunday night at home. She has been a resident of the city for a number of years, and has made a wide circle of friends, who mourn her passing.

Pallbearers are Gabe Goldberg, Sam Daiches, Harry Rothkoff, Max Wolens, Dave Daniels, Nathan Goldberg, and Mose Blumrosen.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Resolution On Recent Passing Of Mrs. Harry Miller

Resolution on the Death of a Sister and Friend

Whereas, our Merciful God in His divine wisdom has found a place in the Kingdom of Heaven for our beloved friend and sister, Sadie Miller, who was called from this world on the morning of May 10, 1937; and

Whereas, as a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Congregation Agudas Achim synagogue of Corsicana, Texas, she served so faithfully and unselfishly, giving of her time and money, aiding in distributing charities to the poor and unfortunate, assisting in Sunday school and synagogue activities and at all times expressing through her acts of kindness and devotion her generous personality and the goodness of her heart; and

Whereas, the shadows of death have cast a gloom about the home of this good and generous woman, and in the hearts of the members of her devoted family, and we desire that they shall know of our deep appreciation for having known such a wonderful person that they may realize and know that she will live forever in the hearts of those who knew her best and in the thoughts of those who realize the services she performed and the sacrifices she made for the benefit of her community and the needy within it; and

Whereas, her passing will not alter nor erase our feelings of love and devotion for her, and we, feeling the loss of our endeared friend and sister, desire to express our tribute and extend our sympathies to those of her family who mourn her loss so greatly; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Congregation Agudas Achim synagogue, that we express in this inadequate manner to the members of her bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy and our friendship through the dark shadows that surround her home, and knowing that her worthy and purposeful life has earned for her a place in God’s Heaven, we remind them that she has but passed from a world of troubles and tribulations to a haven of peace and quiet. Be it further

Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be made a part of the permanent records of our association in recognition of her long service, that a copy be mailed to the family of our deceased sister and friend, and that a copy be made public that her record of goodness and mercy may inspire others to lead lives as exemplary as that of our departed friend, Sadie Miller, has ever been.

LADIES AUXILIARY OF CONGREGATION AGUDAS ACHIM SYNAGOGUE.
By—
Mrs. Joe Wolens,
Mrs. M. B. Golden, V. P.,
Mrs. Robert Werner, Secretary,
Mrs. Raymond Goldman, Treasurer.

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Harry Miller
abt. 1875 - Sep. 2, 1953

Harry Miller, 78, Dies Wednesday, Funeral Thursday

Harry Miller, 78, retired grocer, 711 South Fifteenth street, died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Hebrew cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro, Agudas Achim Congregation.

Miller has resided in Corsicana for 68 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Pauline Miller and Mrs. Jerry Nastis, both of Tyler; two sons, Louis Miller, Chicago, and Joe Miller, Houston; three brothers, Mose and Ben Miller, both of Corsicana and Abe Miller, Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Stoltz, Los Angeles, and other relatives.

He operated the Harry Miller grocery on South Fourteenth street for many years prior to his retirement several years ago.

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Rites Thursday For Harry Miller
Funeral services for Harry Miller, 78, who died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning, were held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro of Agudas Achim congregation. Burial was in the Hebrew cemetery.

Miller, a retired grocer, resided at 711 South Fifteenth street. He had lived in Corsicana since childhood.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Pauline Millerand Mrs. Jerry Nasits, both of Tyler; two sons, Louis Miller, Chicago, and Joe Miller, Houston; three brothers, Mose and Ben Miller, both of Corsicana, and Abe Miller, Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Stoltz, Los Angeles, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. C. Sears, Frank Ewing, Gabe Goldberg, Mace Golden, George Daniels, Joel Trimble, Louis Goldberg and Sidney Gottlieb.

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Alfred Miller
Feb 14, 1905 - Jan 10, 1951

Alfred Miller

Alfred Miller, 44, life-long Corsicana resident, died of a heart attack at the family residence, 711 South Fifteenth street, early Wednesday morning. He was at the store Tuesday.

Miller had been associated with his father in the grocery business for a number of years.

Surviving are his fathe3r, Harry Miller, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Jerry Nasits and Miss Pauline Miller, both of Tyler; two brothers, Louis Miller, Chicago, and Joe Miller, Houston, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro of Congregation Agudas Achim.

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Alfred Miller Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Alfred Miller, 44, grocer, who died of a heart attack early Wednesday at the family home, 711 South Fifteenth street, were held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro of the Congregation Agudas Achim. Burial was in the Hebrew cemetery.

Miller was reared in Corsicana and has been connected with his father in the grocery business here for many years.

Surviving are his father, Harry Miller, Corsicana, two brothers, Louis Miller, Chicago, and Joe Miller, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Jerry Nasits and Miss Pauline Miller, both of Tyler, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bill Miller, Frank Ewing, W. H. Wideman, Gabe Goldberg, Bob Townes, Dave Daniels, E. F. Wells, Perry Martin, James Jones and C. V. Redmond.

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Charlie Garland Gray
Dec 31, 1918 - Dec 29, 1989

Garland Gray
Garland Gray, 70, of Powell, died Dec. 29, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim Baggett officiating. Burial will be in the Black Hills Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 31, 1918, in Roane, and had been a resident of Powell for the past 45 years. He was a farmer and rancher since 1937, and was a deacon for the Roane Baptist Church and Sunday School superintendent for 22 years. He was married to Edna Russell on Nov. 4, 1939.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Earle Gray of Powell; three daughters, Martha Jo Anderson of Ponca City, Okla., Pat Anderson of Fort Worth, Sue Foster of Rockdale; one brother, Jack Gray of Stamford; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Earl Ogburn, W. L. Statham, Newton Davis, John Crocker, Jim Parker, and Lloyd Knotts.

Honorary pallbearers are Ray Anderson, Dwayne Anderson, David Lee Anderson, Phil Gooch, Mike Foster and Ronnie Owens.

Memorials may be made to the Roane Baptist Church in care of Earl of Earl Ogburn, treasurer, Route 5, Corsicana.

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Ruby Melviney (Stringer) Abbe
Nov 2, 1913 - Feb 1, 2004

Ruby Stringer Abbe, 90, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, in Corsicana. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Odie Stewart, Tim Gorden, David Wilson, Paul Wilson, Alan Wilson and Kevin Taylor.

Mrs. Abbe was born Nov. 2, 1913, in Bazette. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana. She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Abbe; parents, Tommy and Ethel (Tramel) Stringer; and brother, Barkley Stringer. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Ethelene and Odie Stewart of Corsicana and Billie and Alton Taylor of Cedar Mountain, N.C.; grandsons, Tim Gorden of Carrollton, Kevin Taylor of Greenville, S.C., and James Taylor of Cedar Mountain, N.C.; granddaughters, Randy Wilson of Corsicana, Teresa King of Austin, and Susan Rahn of Greenville, S.C.; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Jack Abbe of Corsicana; and special friend, Lolette Reed of Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cedar Lake, 625 N. Main St., Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lois Elaine (Smith) Wylie
Feb 15, 1929 - Nov 6, 2012

Lois Elaine (Smith) Wylie, 83, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6,
2012 in a Waco hospital. Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at Dawson Cemetery with Elsa Wylie officiating. The family will receive friends before the services on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Lois Elaine (Smith) Wylie, 83, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in a Waco hospital. Graveside services will be 3:30 pm on Saturday, November 10 at Dawson Cemetery with Elsa Wylie officiating. The family will receive friends before the services on Saturday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Lois was born February 15, 1929 in Springer, New Mexico to Pleasant and Mae (Wood) Smith. She spent some of her early life in New Mexico but also lived several other places around the country as she was part of a military family. Lois moved to Waco in the early 1960’s where she worked as a typist for Darwin Duplicating Service. She also lived in Round Rock for awhile before moving back to Waco. Lois had been a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Riesel.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, C.D. Wylie; two grandsons, Billy Clark and Rick Wylie Jr. and three sisters, Evelyn Ingram, Ada Mae Loe and Pauline Wier.

Survivors include a daughter, Beatrice Wylie Loesch of Waco; two sons, Nicholas David Wylie of Conroe and Richard P. Wylie of Temple; two sisters, Dorothy Towndrow of El Paso and Mary Ann Valentine of Raton, New Mexico; six grandchildren, Melissa, Brian, Kevin, Michael, Lindley and Kim; eight great-grandchildren, Joanna, Krista, John, Brittany, Catherine, Emmalyn, Makenzie and Mason and numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family members and friends.

Pallbearers will be Brian Lentz, Kevin Lentz, Johnny Cummings, Chris Ward and Michael Loesch.

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Eula Faye (Boyte) Hair
Jan 31, 1921 - Nov 6, 2012


Eula Hair, resident of Oklahoma, former resident of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at Oakwood Cemetery. An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Eula Faye Boyte Hair, 91, was granted her wings on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. She spent her last days surrounded by the family whose lives she molded. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Faye was born on January 31, 1921 to Rube Boyte and Zelma Owen Boyte and was the second of five children. She married George Milton Hair in 1940 and had three children. As he became a ‘building pastor,’ she became the quintessential pastor’s wife, working with youth and teaching Sunday School at churches in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Faye continued her ministry into her retirement at the Baptist Retirement Village outside of Madill, OK. She was a woman of great faith who inspired many and was often considered a mentor to younger generations. Faye enjoyed life, family and many friends and was always there to brighten the lives of others. She spent her spare time gardening, sewing, and carrying on her parents’ tradition of dominos.

She is now rejoined with her parents, all four siblings, and her husband of almost fifty years. She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Dowers of Edmond, Marsha Reynolds of Muskogee, and son, Dr. Dennis Hair and wife Holly of Norman; three grandchildren Claire Dowers-Nichols and husband Ron of Guthrie, Brianna Hair and Forrest Hair both of Norman; step-grandchildren Jenifer and Junior Nichols; and adopted son Dusty Turner. Gifts of remembrance may be made to the Oklahoma Baptist Village Communities, Development Office, 3800 North May, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

A memorial service will be held Friday, November 9, at 10:30 am at Oakview Baptist Church in Madill, OK. Visitation will be held in at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana, TX that day from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Graveside services will be held Saturday, November 10, at 11:00 am at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, TX.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “It is not the length of life, but the depth of life.” Faye was a shining example of both who leaves behind a legacy of laughter and love.


Bessie Cynthia Fay (Terry) Bruce
Jan 26, 1897 - Dec 29, 1989

Bessie Bruce

Mrs. Bessie Bruce, 92, of Corsicana, died Dec. 29, 1989, in Twilight Nursing Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim Sanders officiating. Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Cemetery in Wichita Falls.

She was born Jan. 26, 1897 in Corsicana, and was a housewife, and a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Church.

Survivors include four sisters, Feleeta Miller and Elsie Nelson, both of Corsicana, Dolly Herron of Clovis, N. M., and Ethyl Robinett of Vidor; two nephews, Darwin Miller and R. T. Miller, both of Corsicana; and a number of other nieces and nephews.

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Eural Wosman Huse
Mar 15, 1901 - Jan 12, 1965

Tourist Courts Owner Dies Of Heart Attack

E. W. Huse, 63, of Dallas, owner of the Wigwam Courts on North Highway 75, was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. after reportedly being stricken with a heart attack.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Georgia Clark, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Euraline Nicholson, Rusk, and Mrs. Peggy Denton, Dallas; four grandsons, three brothers, Erskine Huse, Cleburne; Otis Huse and Herbert Huse, both of Fort Worth; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Crenshaw, Cedar Hill; Mrs. Anna Williford, Elsa; Mrs. Belle Lumpkin, Mrs. Ida Lote and Mrs. Ella May Williams, all of Dallas, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held in Dallas with burial in Laurel Land, but arrangements were incomplete early Wednesday afternoon.

Griffin directs.

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Marion (Dawson) Roberson
Dec 13, 1937 - Oct 31, 2012

Marion Dawson Roberson, age 74, of Frost passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31,
2012 at her home. She was born Dec. 13, 1937 to James Andrew and Ima Lee (Reese) Dawson.

She was married to the late Eugene Russell Roberson. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister Linda Kay, and her twin sister, Marti Dawson Vantreese.

Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia (Cindy) Diane Rejona and husband Randy of Houston; son, Alan Blane Wilson and wife Lillian of Friendswood; daughter, Glynda Ellen Atwell and husband Don of Keller; and son, Berny James Wilson; step-children, Rusty Roberson of Midlothian, Pam Dobson and husband James of Wills Point, Carla Reel and husband, John of Whitney, Rodney Roberson of Dallas; and grandchildren Brandon, Rachel, Sadie, Deke, Nathaniel, Terry, Keri, Whitney, Berny, Jr., Nancilee, James Andrew (Dude), Mindy, Megan, Michael, Morgan and MaKayla. She is also survived by great-grandchildren John, Shelby, Emmett, Abby, Nigel II, Kaydan, Kinnidee, Kristian, Kolton and Makynna; one sister, Faye Dawson Flores and husband Alex of Frost and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will he held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at the Frost United Methodist Church, 121 East North Front Street, Frost, Texas 76641.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Amercian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

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

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Ira Wade, Jr.
abt 1938 - Oct 29, 2012

Ira Wade, Jr., 74, of Dallas, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.
Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Annie "Winnie" (Hopper) Slate-Kamper
Mar 21, 1925 - Nov 13, 2012

Annie “Winnie” Slate-Kamper, 87, of Fort Worth, formerly of Corsicana, passed away at Arlington Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.

She was born March 21, 1925 to Ethel Baker and Samuel Hopper in Corsicana.

Winnie was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Dan Franklin Slate of Corsicana, and Wayne Kamper of North Richland Hills; sisters, Bea Madry and Sammie Thomas; and brother, George Steve Hopper.

Survivors include a daughter, Vickey Wade and husband Freddy of Pittsburg, Texas; son, Dan Slate and wife Jennifer of Arlington; grandchildren, Wendy O’Rouke of South Fork, Colo., Jill Wade of Frisco, Stephanie Slate and Tony Slate of Keller; great-grandchildren, Wade, Wesley, Trish, Tristen, Josh, Rachael, Isabella, Jeven, Landon and Benjammin; sister, Evelyn Hopper of Fort Worth; and nieces, Lynn Thomas of Dallas, and Sharon Ferrell of Oklahoma City.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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C. J. Swift
abt 1927 - Nov 14, 2012

C.J. Swift, 85, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Scott Funeral Chapel with Father Ed Monk officiating.
Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Kevin Taylor
abt 1957 - Nov 19, 2012

Kevin Taylor, 55, of Frost ,passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Kenneth Troy Thompson
Mar 8, 1941 - Jan 23, 1997

Kenneth Troy Thompson

Kenneth Troy Thompson, 55, of Waxahachie, died Jan. 23, 1997, surrounded by family and friends at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard, with Charles Steger and M. D. Renfro officiating. Burial will follow in the Dawson Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Andy Anderson, Darrell Callier, Tommy Dawson, James Gatlin, Steve Murphree, Glenn Sheffield, Sterling Shaver and Ron Tyl. Memorials may be made to the Dawson Cemetery and to First Methodist Church of Dawson. Mr. Thompson was born on March 8, 1941, to the late Ervin and Gladys Thompson in Frost. He retired from Delta Airlines in 1993 after 25 years service. Since that time, Mr. Thompson has been a farmer and rancher in Dawson. He was a former director of Texas Teenage Baseball Association and coached youth activities for many years in the Ellis County area. Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife of 33 years, Beverly Thompson; sons and daughters-in-law, Clyde Allan and Dawn Thompson of Dallas and Troy and Vicki Thompson of Waxahachie; and in-laws, Clyde and Callie Roloff of Dawson.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home.

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Harlan D. Whitener
Jan 15, 1914 - Dec 28, 1989

Harlin Whitener

Harlin Whitener, 75, of Dawson, died Dec. 28, 1989, in Gatesville.

Services were 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Ramsour and the Rev. John Kinnaird officiating. Burial was at Dawson Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle French Whitener of Dawson; three daughters, Maxine Singiser of Manhattan Beach, Calif., Betty Leathers of Austin, and Jean Lipscomb of Eureka; his mother, Lilla Whitener of Hubbard; one brother, T. C. (Curley) Whitener of Dawson; and eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Elvin Slater, Emmon Slater, Don Slater, Ron Slater, Blake Billen, Pete Kendall, and Eugene French.

Honorary pallbearers were Marshall Smotherman and Bill Coleman.

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Odis Clide Pierce
Mar 5, 1906 - Dec 13, 1966

Clide Pierce Dies Tuesday

DAWSON (Spl)—Clide Pierce, 60, farmer, died in a Dallas hospital Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Hubbard Church of Christ with burial in the Dawson Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Tommy Spain and David Rix.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eva Mae Pierce, Dawson; two daughters, Mrs. Wanda Slater, Dawson, and Mrs. Virginia Lynn Coombes, Waco; a son, Jack D. Pierce, Hobbs, N. M.; two brothers, Bonnie Pierce, Fort Worth, and Rufus Pierce, Dodge City, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. A. H. Malone, Waco, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dan Griffin, Norman Summers, Herman Matthews, James Etter, Raymond Etter, and Harry Schronk. Members of the Dawson Masonic Lodge No. 155 will be honorary pallbearers.

Eubank Funeral Home directs.

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Elvinia Catherine "Vina" (Hall) Pierce
Aug 22, 1877 - Jul 10, 1963

Mrs. C. A. Pierce Rites Friday

DAWSON, July 11 (Spl)—Mrs. C. A. Pierce, 85, long-time Dawson resident, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Dawson Church of Christ with burial in the Dawson Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are four sons, Bonnie Pierce, Fort Worth; Clyde Pierce, Dawson; Woodrow Pierce, Hobbs, N. M.; and Rufus Pierce, Dodge City, Kan.; a daughter, Mrs. A. H. Malone, Waco; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. S. J. Sanders, Mineola; three brothers, Grady and Virgil Hall, both of Friona, and Sid Hall, Mississippi, and other relatives.

Eubanks Funeral Home directed.

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Harvie Virgle Matthews
Oct 30, 1890 - Feb 5, 1979

H. V. Matthews
Harvie Virgle Matthews, 88, of Dawson died at Oakview Manor nursing home in Hubbard Monday night.

Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Dawson with the Rev. Joe Brumbelow officiating.

Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery.

Mr. Matthews was a retired farmer and rancher who lived in Dawson most of his life.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma Matthews of Dawson; two daughters, Cleo Parrish of Spring Hill and Lois Marlow of Arlington; one step-daughter, Louise Russell of Waco; one brother, Leo Matthews of San Angelo; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Feb 15, 1979
  • 1st wife Rosie Ann (Slater) Matthews 2nd wife Addie (Ellis) Matthews 3rd wife Thelma Burdhfiel Findley Berry Matthews (per Roots web)
    s/o Dr. Harvey Lee Matthews and Mattie Bell (Dempsey)
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Dorothy Louise (Cumpston) Fitzgerald-Lusk
Apr 13, 1924 - Nov 23, 2012

Dorothy Lusk, 88, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.

She was born April 13, 1924, to Frank and Pearl Cumpston in Blooming Grove.

She is preceded by husband, C.C. Lusk; and daughter, LaVonne Tipping.

Survivors include grandchildren, Renee and Davy Hellner of Blooming Grove, and Shonda and Keven Prater of Blooming Grove; sister, Billie Pullin of Blooming Grove; great grandchildren, Tayna Hollingsworth, Kayla Hays and Richard, David Hendryx, Ashleigh Hellner, Madison Prater, Logan Prater, and Lexi Prater; four great-great-grandchildren, Payton, Cole, Jayston, and Weston; nephew Mike Pullin of Blooming Grove.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Darren Heil officiating.

Pallbearers will be Davy Hellner, Keven Prater, Richard Hayes, David Hendryx, Mike Pullin, and Sonny Boyd.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Martha Lynn (Letlow) Sheppard
Feb 19, 1960 - Nov 20, 2012

Martha Lynn Sheppard 52, of Crosby, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.

Martha was born on Feb. 19, 1960, in Victoria, to Robert M. and Lena Mae (Martins) Letlow. Martha worked for Amegy Bank in computer security for many years and was a devoted member of Lake Way Baptist Church in Atascocita. When she wasn’t busy working Martha enjoyed going fishing with her husband, reading and most of all spending time with her family (especially her grandchildren). Martha was a very strong, loyal, loving and caring woman who will be deeply missed by all her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Barbara Benton.

Survivors include her loving husband, Gary Sheppard; daughter, Natalie Sowell and husband Roger; daughter, Angela Sheppard; daughter, Sonya Beagle and husband Andrew; sister, Linda LaCour and husband Tommy; sister, Betty Carver and husband Johnny; sister, Sandra DuPont and husband Ernest; brother-in-law, Wayne Benton; sister-in-law, Kyra Cariker; grandchildren, Jessyca, Kaylee, Ashlynn; numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Martha’s Life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov.
24, 2012, at Lake Way Baptist Church in Atascocita. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Arrangements by Sterling-White Funeral Home, Highlands.

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Leon Clark
abt 1954 - Nov 6, 2012

Leon Clark, 58, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church in Goodlow with Pastor Nathan Carter officiating. Interment will follow at Goodlow Cemetery.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.

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Kenneth Roy Bailey
Oct 31, 1938 - Nov 14, 2012

Kenneth Roy Bailey of Malakoff left this earth for his Heavenly home at the age of 74 on Wednesday morning, Nov. 14, 2012, surrounded by his family. Roy had a lengthy battle with complications from a lung disease and passed away at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Roy was born in Ash Flat, Ark. on Oct. 31, 1938 to General and Ruby Bailey and was the fifth of eight children. His parents owned a dairy farm and sawmill, so Roy grew up with a strong work ethic and an incredibly close family. This gentle, rural upbringing prepared him for a rewarding life of commitment to career, family and friends. Roy joined the Air Force in 1956 and served four years in Roswell, N.M., during which time he met and married the love of his life, Zo. Roy began his career with Texas Power & Light in 1965. As he progressed with the company, the family moved several times while raising their three boys.
Lasting friendships were formed wherever they lived. Following his early retirement from Texas Power & Light, Roy managed an electrical construction company in Houston, worked as construction manager in Bryan/College Station, partnered with a friend to do renovations, and did consulting work in electrical safety training until the time of his death. In 2001 he began building the couple’s retirement home on Cedar Creek Lake and completed it a year later. Roy was a man of many talents and loved a challenge.

Roy enjoyed nature and Fall was his favorite season of the year. He relished deer hunts with sons, grandsons, granddaughters, and dear friends. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing, reading, and other outdoor activities. He was happiest sharing his experiences and bragging on his children and grandchildren.

Roy is preceded in death by his mother and father, Ruby and General Bailey and a sister, Della Brown.

Roy is survived by his wife of 53 years, Zo (Scruggs) Bailey of Malakoff; sons Ken Bailey and wife, Gaynell of Plano, Mark Bailey and wife, Carmen of Wylie, Scott Bailey and wife, Krissey of Malakoff; his grandchildren Chase Bailey of Norman, Okla., Ainsley Bailey of Plano, Chris Bailey and wife, Vivian of Wylie, Eric and Jenna Bailey of Wylie, Zoie and Rubi Bailey of Malakoff; and great-granddaughter Isabella Kay Bailey of Wylie. He is also survived by his brothers, Leland Bailey and wife, Kay of Ash Flat, Ark., Gerald Bailey and wife, Fayrene of Cave City, Ark., Cletus Bailey and wife, Jo Ann of Ash Flat, Dale Bailey and wife, Olena of Ash Flat, Glenn Bailey and wife, Linda of Ash Flat; a sister, Wanda Massey of Horseshoe Bend, Ark.; sisters-in-law LaVerne Fitch of Navarro, Veda Norwood and husband, Joe of Whitewright, Texas, Nell Carter and husband, John of Athens; brothers-in-law O. B. (Bee) Scruggs and wife, Traudl of Ennis, Terry Scruggs and wife, Dora of Navarro, Ed Scruggs of Eureka; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday evening, Nov. 16, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, 1530 North 45th Street, Corsicana, Texas.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, Nov. 17, 2012, Grape Creek Cemetery, Navarro, Texas. A Celebration of Roy’s Life will be held at First Baptist Church in Malakoff at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Services will be officiated by Dr. Nathan Lorick.
Pallbearers will be Chase Bailey, Chris Bailey, Eric Bailey (grandsons), Phil Schultz, Kelly Norwood and Sean Bailey. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Children’s Building Fund of First Baptist Church, 220 W. Mitchum Street, Malakoff, Texas 75148.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Diane (Ragan) Kirk
Nov 28, 1947 - Nov 13, 2012

Diane Ragan Kirk, 64, of Katy, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, with her loving husband of 45 years, Joe Kirk, and her daughter by her side after battling gallantly with a difficult illness. Diane spent the past several weeks enjoying the company of her best friends and a loving family. She had a passion for life. By focusing her attention towards those around her, she brought light and happiness to everyone who knew her.

Diane was born on Nov. 28, 1947, in Barry to parents Braxton and Opal Ragan. She was the youngest of four children. As a child, Diane attended Barry Baptist Church. She graduated from Blooming Grove High School where she was the captain of the girls varsity basketball team. After graduation she attended Navarro Junior College.

Diane met the love of her life, Joe Kirk in the spring of 1963. They dated for only a short while and on Nov. 18, 1967 they married in Durant, Okla. committing to spend the rest of their lives together. They raised a family together and enjoyed the mystery of loving each other unconditionally as husband and wife.

Diane was passionate about many things, but was most notably passionate about her love of football and animals. Her passion for football was evident every time she watched her favorite NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys, or her son and grandson play the game she loved. Diane loved animals. She never turned a stray away and was an advocate for the welfare of all animals.

She was preceded in death by her son, Todd Kirk on May 13, 2002.

Diane is survived by her husband, Joe Kirk of Katy; her daughter, Tammy Kirk of Katy; her brother, Judge William “Billy” Ragan of Houston; her sister and brother-in-law Joyce and Ramsey Fields of Barry; and her sister, Jane Taylor of Austin. She is also survived by her five precious grandchildren, Taylor, Austin, Ryver, Braxton “Brac,” and Blaine, all of Katy.

The family would like to say thank you for the love of her many dear friends. We would like to especially recognize Nancy Kessler and Donna Smahlik, who rarely left her side and were there with her when she needed them the most.

An incredible special thanks to the UTMB Lung Transplant Team for their service above and beyond: Dr. Vincent Valentine, Director of Lung Transplants, Gisele Lombard, RN, BSN, CCTC., Margaret James, RN, Jason Lingo, RN as well as the rest of the entire Transplant Team.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel, in Katy.

A graveside service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the Dresden Cemetery, in Barry.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to the UTMB Development Services, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, Texas, 77555-0148. Checks are payable to UTMB. Please include on the check
memo: “In Memory of Linda D. Kirk. Lung Transplant. FRS 283590.”

Arrangements by Schmidt Funeral Home, 1508 East Avenue, Katy, Texas

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Marjorie Lile Harris
abt 1926 - Nov 17, 2012

Marjorie Lile Harris, 86, of Kennedale, formerly Corsicana, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Pecan Manor and Rehab in Kennedale.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.
Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery.

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Robert Thigpin, Jr.
Aug 1, 1938 - Nov 18, 2012

Robert Thigpin Jr., 74, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.

He was born Aug. 1, 1938, to Robert Thigpin Sr. and Frances Griffin.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Frances Thigpin and brother, James Thigpin.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Thigpin of Corsicana; and son, John M. Kirton II of Lewisville.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Resthaven Memorial Park with Steve Orbison officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jim McCarter, Joe Kana, Don Harvey, Bill Maupin, Ron Motley and Rodney McLauglin.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Janie Lou (Sheffield) Emdy
Apr 12, 1942 - Nov 23, 2012

Janie Emdy, 70, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Billie Wayne Chandler
Mar 21, 1934 - Nov 17, 2012

Bill Chandler, 78, of Eureka passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.

He was born March 21, 1934, in Eureka, to Paul Chandler and Audra Hodge Chandler. He was a lifelong resident of Eureka as a cattle rancher. He was a member of Eureka Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Audra Chandler; infant son, Bruce Wayne Chandler; and daughter, LaNell Chandler.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Chandler of Eureka; daughter, Leisa Martin of Eureka; grandchildren, Jerry Don Ware of Eureka, Wade Youngblood and wife Josie of Corpus Christie, Jesse Martin and wife Kristin of Bedford, Victoria Martin of Eureka; great grandchildren, Chandler Ware, Asher Vavra, Brooklan Ware and Alena Ware and special cousin, Aileen Tanner of Eureka.

Visitation was held 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Cotton and the Rev. Amy Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Brunton, Glen Smith, Danny Combs, Dayton Tanner, Richard Rash and Coy Hodge.

Honorary Pallbearers are W.M. Montgomery, R.B. Wallis, Jack Owens, Calvin Knauth, Sammy Thomas, Bobby Armstrong, Herman Gullatt, Howard Weempe, Vic Howell, Glendon Thomas, Robert Boyd and Mike Drain.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Frances Geraldine "Gerry" (Tinkle) Canant
Jan 27, 1923 - Nov 21, 2012

Frances Geraldine “Gerry” Tinkle Canant, 89, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 in Austin.

Gerry was born on Jan. 27, 1923 and grew up in the small farming community of Emhouse, near Corsicana, where she married Arthur Talmadge Canant Jr. on Aug. 10, 1947. She worked at the Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana before moving to Austin in 1968. She then worked at the Texas Adjutant General’s Department at Camp Mabry until retiring in 1985.
Following retirement, she found her last and best career with her husband at Austin’s Frank Erwin Special Events Center and DKR Memorial Stadium. She lived to work there, creating and maintaining friendships and hospitality through August of 2012.

Gerry was preceded in death by her parents, James Newell and Bird Copley Tinkle; her beloved husband of 57 years, Arthur Talmadge Canant Jr.; and four siblings, including her dear sister, Totsy Elliott, and brother, Randall Tinkle.

Survivors include her daughters, Rebecca Canant Cates and husband John of Houston, Teresa Canant-Finch and husband James of Round Rock; her three grandchildren, Bryan Cates of New York City, Lauren Cates Amador and husband Chris of Austin, and Jennifer Finch of McKinney; and one great grandson, Keller Amador. Other survivors include Gerry’s brother-in-law, Spencer Elliott of Corsicana, and her nephew, Phil Elliott and wife Shelley, and their daughters, Claire and Maggie, of Houston.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd. in Austin.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

The family would like to thank Hospice Austin, Visiting Physicians of Austin and especially the staff of Kinfolks Personal Care Home for their loving care, guidance, and support. Those wishing to make a memorial donation may do so to Hospice Austin (www.hospiceaustin.org) or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

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Ever Jean Green
abt 1952 - Nov 15, 2012

Ever Jean Green, 62, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Country Meadows Nursing Home in Corsicana. Services will be 1 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Corsicana with the Rev. Dairy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Edna Guess
abt 1910 - Nov 12, 2012

Edna Guess, 102, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana. Viewing will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Scott Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Alfred Cox officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Derick D. Johnson
abt 1982 - Nov 12, 2012

Derick D. Johnson, 30, of Corsicana, passed away at his residence, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Funeral services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Roane Chapel Full Gospel Church with Pastor Harold Evans, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.

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Betty Jean (Snowden) Myskey
Mar 19, 1962 - Nov 7, 2012

Betty Jean Snowden Myskey, 50, formerly of Stuart, Okla., was born into eternal life on Wednesday evening, Nov. 7, 2012, at Trisun Care Center in Corsicana with her family at her side.

She was born March 19, 1962, in Dallas to Jessie Snowden and Ruth Stokes Snowden.

She was a loving person who enjoyed shopping and her grandchildren. She also read and studied her Bible several times a day.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and grandson, Johnathan Bailey.

Survivors include her children, Brandy Green and husband Luke of Corsicana, and Tiffany Cole and James Beck of Malakoff; five grandchildren, Lynzee Scruggs, Bailey Scruggs, Shane Bailey, Joshua Bailey and Michael Cole; two sisters, Gloria Bull of Fort Worth, and Linda Stewart of Arizona; two brothers, James Snowden of Arizona, and Jessie Snowden Jr. of Oklahoma; special niece and sister, Michelle Stewart; and a number of nieces and nephews and other family members.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, and 9 a.m.
to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside service will be at noon on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Dwayne Owen officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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George Alvis Robinson, Jr.
Dec 31, 1932 - Nov 19, 2012

George Alvis Robinson, Jr., 79, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at his residence surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born Dec. 31, 1932, to George Alvis Robinson and Opal Mahone Robinson in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Robert “Bob” Robinson; and granddaughter, Rachel Lynea Slovak.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Lois; son and wife, Randy and June Robinson, and daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Gregory Slovak, and Teresa and David Cox. He is also survived by grandchildren, Jeremy Robinson and wife Valerie, Erica Robinson, Meagan Gould and husband Jason, Morgan Hickerson and husband Corey, Adam Fuller, Aaron Fuller, Daron Fuller, Jason Cox, Natalie Cox, Ashley Cox, John Cox, and Joel Cox.; and great-grandchildren, Jaxon Gould, Reagan Gould, Aaron Fuller, Makayleh Fuller, Cade Cox and Chloe Cox. He is survived by his brother, Dr. James Robinson and wife Mary; and sisters, Peggy Chandler, and Shirley Jordan and husband Billy.

George was a family man and most happy when his family was all together. He is best described as a loving, kind, tender-hearted, proud and quiet man. He had a certain twinkle in his eyes that would make you smile. He loved having coffee with the “guys” at the Senior Center or as George liked to call it “The Re-cycled Teenager Center.” He loved playing Forty-two with friends. He enjoyed raising cattle and working on the farm while riding his tractor. He was a fisherman and would travel all over the United States in his fifth wheel with his wife, Wanda. George loved the outdoors and seeing all of God’s creations.

He was an active member of First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. He served his country in the U.S. Army and continued to serve his community as a Highway Patrolman for the better part of his life. George never met a stranger.

Visitation with the family is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov, 21, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Robinson, Jason Gould, Corey Hickerson, Adam Fuller, Aaron Fuller and Daron Fuller. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Pearl (Gillaspie) Braddy
Feb 27, 1914 - Nov 19, 2012

Mrs. Pearl Braddy, 98, of Hillsboro passed away on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in Hillsboro.

She was born on Feb. 27, 1914, in Whitney, to parents Fannie McFadden and Tipton Louis Gillaspie.

She was a homemaker, and she and her husband farmed together for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Braddy; parents, Tipton and Fannie Gillaspie; and a brother-in-law, W.H. Braddy.

Survivors include a niece, Minnie Fowler of Cleburne; along with several cousins, and a host of friends.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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David Wesley "Moondawg" Douglas
abt 1957 - Nov 15, 2012

David "Moondawg" Wesley Douglas, 55, of Corsicana, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Oakwood Cemetery with Bro. Gary Johnson officiating. Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, Corsicana.

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James P. Randle
Jun 5, 1915 - Jun 17, 1944

James Randle Reburial Rites Set Tuesday
Reburial services for Sgt. James P. Randle, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Randle of 326 Adair, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist church in Wortham, Freestone County.
The former North Dallas High School student will be buried in White Cemetery near Wortham.
Sergeant Randle volunteered for duty with the 36th Division in 1940. For a time he served with a headquarters unit in California, and was an infantry instructor at Camp Van Dorn, Miss. and Stoneleigh Field, South Carolina, before he went to France with Company F. of the 330th Infantry.
He was killed July 17, 1944, during the fighting around St. Lo.
He was born in Wortham but moved to Dallas as a boy. He was graduated from North Dallas in 1935.
He is survived by his parents, a sister, Miss Mary Frances Randle, and a brother, George Randle Jr.  All live in Dallas.

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Charles Wesley “Wes” Redden, Sr.
Mar 26, 1878 - Mar 26, 1954

C. W. (Wes) Redden Expires Friday, Rites Saturday

C. W. (Wes) Redden, long-time Corsicana resident, died at his home, 1395 West Seventh avenue, Friday morning on his 78th birthday.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, minister of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Native of County
Born on the Redden farm a short distance west of Corsicana, Redden had made his home in Corsicana most of his life.

He was a mens’ clothing salesman for many years, being connected with the Johnson Brothers company prior to joining the sales force of Harris and Jacobs.

Ill health caused his retirement some time ago.

Downtown Thursday
Redden came to town Thursday afternoon and watched television programs before retiring Thursday night. He awakened members of the family about 2 a.m. Friday a few minutes before he died. The family had planned a birthday celebration Friday night.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Charles Wesley Redden, Odessa; Jack Redden, Garland; Harry David and Julian Redden, both of Corsicana; three grandchildren; a brother, J. B. Redden, and a sister Mrs. C. J. Colp, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. Neil Johnson, Dallas; R. Douglas Johnson, Houston; Herb Jacobs, Claiborn Simpson, A. J. Dooley, H. T. Sparks, W. C. Noren, Austin; Joe Wilson and W. B. Levy.

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Juliana “Julie” (Deutchner) Redden
Jan 10, 1880 - Jul 1, 1962

Hold Services For Mrs. Redden

Funeral services for Mrs. C. Wesley Redden, 82, life-long Corsicana resident, who died in Memorial Hospital Sunday night, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Thomas E. Dolch, assistant pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Redden resided at 1935 West Seventh Avenue.

Surviving are four sons, Charles W. Redden, Hot Springs, Ark.; Harry David and Julian Redden, both of Corsicana, and Jack T. Redden, Longview; three grandchildren; three sisters, Miss Malka Deutschner, Corsicana; Mrs. Adelle Kory, New York City, and Mrs. Al Goodman, Louisville, Ky.; a brother Harry Deutschner, New York City, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were H. T. Sparks, Bill McGlothlin, Claiborne Simpson, Charles W. Lunn, Martin Thurston and Tom Spikes. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Nanette (Deutschner) Goldstein
Mar 7, 1871 - Aug 18, 1947

TUESDAY AFTERNOON RITES ARE PLANNED FOR MRS. GOLDSTEIN

Mrs. Nanette Deutschner Goldstein, retired teacher, died at the family home, 418 ½ West Collin street, Monday morning.

Mrs. Goldstein taught in the Corsicana schools for many years before her retirement, and resided in Houston with a sister, Miss Malka Deutschner, for a number of years before recently returning to Corsicana.

Surviving are four sisters, Miss Malka Deutschner and Mrs. Wes Redden, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Alvis Goodman, Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Ray Simon, New Orleans; a brother, Harry Deutschner, New York City, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rabbi Hyman I. Schachtel, Temple Beth-El Israel, Houston.

Pallbearers will be Gabe Goldberg, Wallie Levy, Perry McCammon, Julian Redden, Harry Redden and Sydney Marks.

Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

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Maurice J. Goldstein
May 27, 1870 - Nov 13, 1925

MORRIS GOLDSTEIN DIED IN MIAMA, FLA., MESSAGE STATED

HUSBAND FORMER CORSICANA GIRL EXPECTED BE BURIED HERE

C. W. Redden this afternoon received a message from Mrs. Morris Goldstein stating that her husband had died this morning ant that she was leaving for Corsicana Saturday. It is expected that the remains of Mr. Goldstein will be buried here some time next week.

Mrs. Goldstein was Miss Nanette Deutschner, a very popular Corsicana girl some years ago, and Mr. Goldstein was well known to many Corsicana people, who esteemed him greatly for his jovial and kindly disposition and happy faculty of making friends of all with whom he came in contact. Mrs. Goldstein is a sister of Mrs. C. W. Redden of their city.

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FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY MORNING MAURICE GOLDSTEIN

DEATH OF WELL KNOWN TRAVELING MAN OCCURRED IN MIAMI, FLA.

Funeral services for the late Maurice J. Goldstein, aged 54 years, who passed away last Friday in Miami, Florida, will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Redden, 1395 West Seventh avenue with interment in the Hebrew Cemetery, Rabbi Louis Brav of Temple Beth-El will conduct the services at the house while the Masonic fraternity will have charge of the services at the grave, Mr. Goldstein having been a member of the Atlanta, Ga., Lodge No. 216, he being a 32nd degree Mason.

Death came to Mr. Goldstein last Friday at his home in Miami, Florida, after a short illness, and the remains accompanied by his wife, a former Corsicana girl, and his son, Harold, left Florida late Friday night for Corsicana. In New Orleans they were joined by Mrs. Rachael Simon, a sister of Mrs. Goldstein, and in Houston by Miss Malka Deutschner, another sister. They arrived early Monday morning over the Southern Pacific, the remains being taken to the home of Mrs. C. W. Redden, also Mrs. Goldstein’s sister, from whence the funeral will take place.

Pallbearers will be Ike Cerf, Sydney Marks, Will Herman, Sam D. Brooks, Arthur Levi and Sid Story.

Other relatives and friends here from a distance to attend the funeral are Dr. Louis Goldstein, a brother of deceased, of Beaumont; Mrs. Henry Horwitz, and son and daughter of Dallas, Mrs. Horwitz being a sister of Mr. Goldstein; Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Snamann of Waco, aMr. and Mrs. Morty Kory arrived Monday afternoon. Mrs. Kory coming from their home in New York, while Mr. Kory was already in Texas covering his territory for a clothing firm. Mrs. Alvis Goodman, sister of Mrs. Goldstein was unable to attend on account of illness, while Harry Deutschner was also unable to reach Corsicana in time for the funeral of his brother-in-law.

Maurice J. Goldstein and Miss Nannette Deutschner, a very popular and accomplished Corsicana girl, were married in Corsicana more than 22 years ago. Mr. Goldstein was at that time making his home in Texas, being representative over a large territory for a big dry goods concern in the East. He was in Corsicana frequently and made many friends here, being a very polished and courteous as well as jovial and happy gentleman. He made friends very quickly and held them by his never-failing courtesy and fair dealings. Later Mr. Goldstein was given a larger territory by his firm and he moved to Atlanta, Ga., where he resided until a few months ago, when he retired from traveling in order to be at home and too the managership of the silk department of a great Miami department store, having only returned recently from a buying trip to New York City.

Mr. Goldstein’s death came as a distinct shock to his family and friends, he having been ill only a few days, the end coming so quickly that his wife, who was with , and the attending physicians had not realized the seriousness of his condition until the end was at hand. His only son, Harold Goldstein, who makes his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was also with him when he passed away.

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FINAL TRIBUTE IS PAID M. J. GOLDSTEIN WITH BURIAL TUES.

REMAINS OF POPULAR MAN INTERRED TODAY—DIED IN MIAMI

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock for the late Maurice Goldstein, who passed away last, Friday afternoon in Miami, Fla., and whose remains were brought to Corsicana early Monday and taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Redden, where the services were held, Rabbi Louis Bray officiating, with the Masons in charge at the grave, Mr. Goldstein having been high in the order and a member of an Atlanta lodge.

Mr. Goldstein is survived by his widow and one son, Harold Goldstein of Fort, Lauderdale, Fla., one brother, Dr. Louis Goldstein an eminent physician of Beaumont, who met the family in New Orleans and cameon her with them, and one sister, Mrs. Henry Horwitz of Dallas, who with her husband and son and daughter, were also here to attend the funeral.

Music was furnished by a quartette composed of Mesdames P. C. Townsend and Albert Guess and Messrs. Kerr and Cope. The floral offerings were both numerous and handsome and the grave was a mound of beautiful flowers that bespoke in some degree the esteem in which deceased and his family were held by those who knew them best. The remains were taken from the home after the services there to the Hebrew cemetery where the Masons took charge and carried out their burial ceremony. A large crowd of sorrowing friends gathered at the Redden home and followed the remains to the cemetery.

Other relatives besides those mentioned above who were here to attend the funeral of Mr. Goldstein were Mrs. Rachael Simon of New Orleans, Miss Malka Deutschner of Houston and Mr. and Mrs. Morty Kory of New York City, Mesdames Kory and Simon and Miss Deutschner being sisters of Mrs. Goldstein. Numerous other out of town friends also came from various points to be present at the last rites and when the final tribute was paid to a man who spread nothing but sunshine and love and happiness while he walked among men and met them in their daily life.

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The remains of the late Morris J. Goldstein accompanied by Mrs. Goldstein and son, Harold, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Mrs. Rachel Simon of New Orleans, La., and Miss Malka Deutschner of Houston arrived this morning over the H. & T. C. and were taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Redden. Other members of the family arriving this afternoon for the funeral tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock are Mr. and Mrs. Mortie Kory of New York, Mrs. Alvis Goodman of Louisville, Ky., was unable to attend on account of illness.

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