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Leah Pearl (Hawkins) Penney
Jun 21, 1898 - Feb 15, 1946

FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. PEARL PENNY AT KERENS SUNDAY

KERENS, Feb. 16.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Penny, aged 47, who died at 9:30 p.m. Friday in her home here, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Kerens Baptist church with Dr. Elmer Page, pastor, conducting the rites.

The former Pearl Hawkins, she was born Jun. 21, 1898, in Little Rock, Ark., moving to Navarro county at an early age. She married Melvin Penny on April 8, `922.

Long an active member of the Kerens Baptist church, she is survived by her husband; two sons, Franklin Y., a student at Texas A. and M. college; and Melvin Owen, Kerens; her mother, Mrs. Etta Hawkins, Corsicana; three brothers, Luther, Corsicana; three brothers, Luther, Corsicana; Bill, Rawlings, Wyo.; and Ralph of South America; three sisters, Mrs. Stanley Hall, Stamford; Mrs. Ed Dean, Chandler; and Mrs. Jewel Lopez, San Antonio.

Stockton Funeral Home is directing.

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Calvin Blair Phillips
Sep 2, 1894 - Oct 21, 1964

Blair Phillips Rites Thursday

KERENS, Oct. 22 (Spl.)—Blair Phillips, 70, retired farmer, native of Kerens, died Wednesday afternoon in the Henderson County Memorial hospital in Athens following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Paschal Funeral Chapel with burial in the Kerens Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. J. W. Hodges pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; Three brothers, Tom L. Phillips, Phoenix, Ariz.; Elmer Phillips, Kerens, and George Phillips, Big Spring; two sisters, Mrs. George Howell, Kerens, and Mrs. Grady Ellis, Pittsburg, Texas; a grandchild, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Jesse Elmer Phillips
Mar 24, 1891 - Jun 21, 1966

Kerens Water Plant Employe Found Drowned

KERENS (Spl.)—Almer Phillips, 75, water plant employe at the Kerens city lake, was found drowned near the pump house late Tuesday evening by a fellow employe when he had failed to arrive home after work.

Mr. Phillips who had been lake pumper for 37 years, was found by Weldon Kerley.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Kerens.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Methodist church with the pastor, Rev. Otis Brown, officiating. Burial will be in Kerens Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of Kerens; one son, Waylon Phillips of Kerens; two brothers, George Phillips of Big Spring, and Tommy Phillips of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. George Howell, Kerens, and Mrs. Grady Allen, Pittsburg, Texas and relatives.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Phillips, Cliff Curington, Wand Phillips, Earl Henderson, Alvin Inmon, Bert Inmon and Clarence Henderson.

Paschal Funeral of Kerens will conduct.

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Kerens Closes During Funeral Elmer Phillips

KERENS (Spl.)—Kerens business houses were closed Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. during the funeral hours for Elmer Phillips, Kerens Lake pumper for 37 years. He drowned earlier in the week.

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Lovie Elizabeth (Smith) Phillips
Mar 22, 1898 - Feb 6. 1935

KERENS WOMAN DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL BURIED THURSDAY

KERENS, Feb. 9.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. O. V. Phillips, 37, who died Wednesday night in a Corsicana hospital, were held here Thursday afternoon with interment in the Kerens Cemetery, Rev. Clem Hardy conducted the rites.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Phyllis, two sons, Norman Glenn and James Kelton Phillips and seven sisters, Mrs. Victor Crowley, Mrs. Bert Washburn, Mrs. Hattie Stockton, Mrs. Clyde Phillips, Miss Bertha Smith, all of Kerens; Mrs. Bud Horn, Emhouse; and Mrs. Jack Cooper, Streetman.

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Lula Irene (Owen) Parker
Jul 12, 1862 - Sep 12, 1942

Rites Last Sunday For Beloved Woman Kerens Community

KERENS, Sep. 17.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church Sunday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. W. B. Parker, 75, who died at the P. and S. Hospital in Corsicana, Saturday at 12:30 a.m. after an illness of several weeks.

Rev. A. E. Harrison, Baptist pastor, was in charge of services with Rev. Finis L. Hodges, pastor of the Presbyterian church, assisting. Interment was in Kerens Cemetery, with Stockton Funeral Home officiating.

Deceased is survived by one son, Rex Parker of Corpus Christi; one daughter, Mrs. Emory Horger, Denton; one brother, R. D. Owen, Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. Dan Gentry, Dallas, and Mrs. Bird Mitcham, Houston; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were R. D. Mabry, Earl Seale, Cliff Coates, Wade Price of Kerens; Floyd Smith, Dawson; Ray Jarvis, Hubbard City; Carl Sederholm, Houston; Dan Royal, Malakoff.

Aunt Lou, as this loved pioneer resident was called far and near, was well known for her great generosity, and the persistence with which she showered some small gift upon everyone who entered her home. Famed also as a wonderful cook, neighbors and friends were overwhelmed by the dainty and toothsome viands which she insisted on sharing with all with whom she came in contact. There are perhaps few homes in Kerens which do not hold some piece of fancy work, or some other prized memento from this beautiful Christian woman.

Among the many from out of town here for the funeral were; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Jarvis, Hubbard; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Smith, Dawson; Mrs. Dodge Gentry, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Royal, Mrs. A. B. Smith, Willis Payne, Malakoff, Mrs. Bird Mitcham, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sederholm, Houston; Mrs. Dan Gentry, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pepper and Charles, Jr., Knox Sherrill, Miss Dorothy Sherrill, Dallas; Mrs. M. McCulough and Mrs. A. H. Emerson, Denton; Suttle Roberts, Miss Virginia Roberts, Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. Luther Marshburn, Many, La.

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Elizabeth Orlena (Daniel) Owen
Sep 18, 1883 - Mar 24, 1970

Funeral Set For Mrs. Owen

KERENS (Spl)—Mrs. Orlena Daniel Owen, 87, a lifelong resident of Kerens died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Kerens. The rites will be conducted by the Revs. Eugene Wood and James Story, with interment in the Kerens City Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter Mrs. Lelia Owen Hamilton of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. J. C. Beck of Kerens and two granddaughters of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be John Beck, Jack Daniel, Joe M. Daniel, Jerry E. Daniel, Ted Red, W. A. Lang, C. O. Daniel, Dwayne Crawford, and James Luther Whorton.

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Robert Dale Owen
Feb 5, 1881 - Mar 8, 1949

Kerens Merchant Dies On Tuesday; Rites Wednesday

KERENS, March 9—(Spl.)—Funeral services for R. D. Owen, aged 67 years, local merchant, who died in the P. and S. Hospital at Corsicana Tuesday afternoon at 4:15 o’clock, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Presbyterian church. The rites were conducted by Rev. Cletus Pippin, pastor of the church. Owen had been in ill health for a number of months.

A native of Hillsboro, Miss., he was employed by the Illinois Central Railroad for a number of years.

Owen and Miss Orlena Daniel of Kerens were married in 1908 and moved to Kerens in 1918 where he was associated with the Kerens Cotton Oil Company until 14 years ago when he entered the feed business. He had been a Presbyterian for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Hamilton, Corsicana; a granddaughter, Lelia Dale Hamilton, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Lola Morgan, Jackson, Miss.; Mrs. Dan Gentry, Dallas, and Mrs. Mit Mitchum, Houston, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

Stockton Funeral Home directed.

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Lilla May (Coates) Massey-Orr
Jan 31, 1894 - Feb 26, 1957

Kerens Resident Expires Tuesday

KERENS, Feb. 26,--(Spl.)—Mrs. Lilla May Orr, 63, life-long resident of this community, died of a heart attack at the family home at an early hour Tuesday. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Funeral services will be held from the Inmon Funeral Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the First Methodist church, and John H. McCord Westminister Presbyterian church, Corsicana. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, W. W. Orr; a son, Woodrow Massey and a brother, C. I. Coates, all of Kerens; a grandchild and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, February 26, 1957
  • 1st husband John Massey 2nd Woodrow W. Orr d/o Robert Pollard “Bob” Coates and Mary Blanche (Ingram) Coates
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Alma Omega (Wilson) Orr
Oct 23, 1902 - Jun 29, 1959

Mrs. Moody Orr Rites Tuesday

KERENS, June 30 (Spl.)—Mrs. Omega Orr, 56, wife of Moody Orr, died at the family home Monday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church here.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. Garland McKee, pastor and Rev. Harwell E. Norris, pastor of the Presbyterian church.

A native of Rusk, Texas, Mrs. Orr had spent most of her life in Kerens.

Surviving are her husband, a son, D. L. Orr, mother, Mrs. Sarah Wilson, all of Kerens; a step-son, Lee Roy Orr, Mesquite; a step-daughter, Mrs. Lelia Orr Johnson, Oklahoma City; four brothers, Wade Wilson, Rusk; Preston Wilson, Tyler; Harvey Wilson, Diboll, and Aaron Wilson, California.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Stovall, Kenneth Scarbrough, Dock Fields, Robert Tramel, Pate Thompson, and Woodrow Massey.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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Dwight Limon Moody Orr, Sr.
Jun 9, 1887 - Oct 28, 1961

Sunday Rites For D. L. Orr

KERENS, Oct. 31 (Spl.)—Funeral services for D. L. (Moody) Orr, 74, retired farmer and former constable of Precinct 3, were held from the First Baptist Church here Sunday at 3 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Foster, pastor, with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

Orr, a native of Alabama, died Saturday at the home of his son here following an extended illness. He had resided in this community since 1911.

Surviving are two sons, Lee Roy Orr, Mesquite, and D. L. Orr, Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Lela Orr Johnston, Oklahoma City; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; five brothers, B. B. Orr, Longview; W. W. Orr, Kerens; O. C. Orr, Lake Jackson; Stanley Orr, Carthage and John Orr, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Ellison, Gilmer, and Mrs. Ida Newsom, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lynn Holloway, Kenneth Stovall, Wade Johnston, Robert Allen Chrisman, Jerry Kenner and Wilmer Bane.

Inmon directed.

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Albert Sidney Prichard
Nov 3, 1902 - Feb 23, 1949

Albert Prichard, Kerens Educator, Buried Wednesday

KERENS, Feb. 26—(Spl)—Funeral rites for Albert Sidney Prichard, 46, were held Wednesday morning at the Wallace Funeral Home of Beaumont with Thomas Smelker officiating. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Milton O. Davis, pastor of the Baptist church, conducting a short service at the grave.

A native of Thorndale, Prichard came to Kerens in 1929 and for 15 years served as principal of the Kerens grade school. He was married in 1937 to Miss Frances Wise of Sherman, who at the time was teaching public school music in the school here.

Due to his health he resigned his position with the Kerens school in 1944 and moved to Beaumont where he owned and operated a hardware business. He was a member of the Christian church. Death came suddenly Monday morning at 2:30 at his home.

Survivors include; his wife, Frances Prichard, five brothers, Bill and Jack Prichard of San Antonio; Harold Prichard of Thorndale; Nolan of Alto; and Quinton of Amarillo; an uncle, Edd Gunn of Cameron; a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

G. H. Wilemon, Earl Seale, Wade J. Price, Charles Reese, J. C. Clayton, Roy Cloud, W. L. Bain, Jr., and Newton Stovall were active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Pat Murphy, E. B. Speed, Mike Kamen, R. M Tyrus, Andrew Talley and T. E. White.

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Aubrey Beauchamp
Jun 22, 1878 - Nov 30, 1932

JESSE BEAUCHAMP RELEASED ON BOND FOLLOWING HEARING

FATAL SHOOTING OCCURRED IN BUSINESS SECTION WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

Jesse Beauchamp of Kerens was released on bond in the sum of $3,500 late Wednesday afternoon at the conclusion of his examining trial before Judge Sam B. Jordan on a formal complaint for murder in connection with the fatal shooting of his brother, Aubrey Beauchamp, aged 53, also of Kerens, in the alley immediately behind the Corsicana National Bank building Wednesday afternoon shortly after 2 o’clock. The case will probably be presented to the Navarro county grand jury when it resumes its work Monday.

The deceased was struck by four bullets from a .38 caliber pistol, fired at close range, and death was almost instantaneous.

The two brothers had been involved in lawsuits in the local district court for several years over certain properties.

Arthur Wareing, undertaker of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home here, was the first witness to testify at the examining trial Wednesday afternoon. He said Dr. H. H. Panton, whose office is near the scene of the shooting, pronounced the man dead and he carried the body to the funeral home, where it was examined. Wareing answered the call for the ambulance.

Wareing testified that there were four bullet holes entering the body and four exits, all within the region of the heart. He exhibited two bullets found.

Grantham is Witness.
W. B. Grantham, constable-elect of Precinct 1, said he was in his son’s tailor shop at the time of the shooting and went to where the dead man was lying immediately after hearing the shots. He said the accused brother was not present when he (Grantham) arrived at the scene of the fratricide. He testified he did not see any weapons and suggested that the body be searched, but his suggestion was not needed.

Corbin Tackett, who resides seven miles northwest of Wortham testified he was in the rear of McClellan’s store near the scene of the shooting. He said he went to the alley after hearing the shooting. He said he saw a man who had fallen and he was shot again. He identified the defendant as the man who did the shooting. He said he did not see anyone else in the alley, and did not see anything in the dead man’s hands.

Eyewitness on Stand.
Carl Bridger, Corsicana, identified the defendant as the man who did the shooting. He said he was within a few feet of the two men when an argument started. Bridger quoted the defendant as saying:
“I’ll learn you to meddle with my business.” The deceased was said to have replied:
“I ain’t scared of your gun.”

Bridger testified that the shooting started immediately. He said the first shot apparently was wild, and then the two brothers grappled. More shooting followed. He said Aubrey Beauchamp fell and hollered,” and that his brother shot him twice more. He said he didn’t see any weapons in the hands of the deceased. Bridger said he remained at the scene of the shooting until the undertaker arrived. He said he backed up the alley away from the two men while the shooting was in progress.

Saw Slain Man.
C. A. Tackett, seven miles northwest of Wortham, testified he was also in the rear of the McClellan store at the time the shooting started, but did not pay much attention until he heard another shot and someone “hollering.” He said he saw the slain man on his face when the last shot was fired but didn’t see the man who did the shooting.

No testimony was offered by the defense.

The signers of the $3,500 bond were the defendant, W. A. Babb, Norris W. Lovett, S. D. Ramsey, E. S. Crews, J. S. Callicutt and J. A. Bonner of Eureka.

The state was represented at the hearing by C. L. Knox, assistant criminal district attorney, while the defense was handled by J. S. Callicutt and Lovett & Lovett.

Beauchamp surrendered to O. B. Nutt, chief of detectives, Corsicana police department, at the police office in the city hall immediately following the shooting. Nutt said he found a .38 calibre Colt police positive pistol, with five empty shells recently fired. Nutt accompanied the defendant to the sheriff’s office at the court house.

The body of the slain man was taken to Kerens by the Stockton Funeral Home Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon from the Methodist church at Kerens, of which he was a member. The services will be conducted by Rev. H. C. Bowman, pastor. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Leo Henson.

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  • Corsicana Semi Weekly - Friday, Dec 2, 1932
  • h/o Flotie Clara (Coates) Beauchamp s/o Joseph R. Beauchamp and Lola (Hamilton) Beauchamp buried in Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis, Tx. (Brother Jesse buried also in Myrtle cemetery)
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Flotie Clara (Smith) Beauchamp
Jul 8, 1888 - May 22, 1927

Mrs. Beauchamp

KERENS—Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in First Methodist Church of Kerens for Mrs. Flotie Beauchamp, 85, who died Thursday in Kerens. Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens is in charge of arrangements. Rev. Glen Jones will officiate, with burial to follow in Kerens City Cemetery.

She was a Methodist and lived in Kerens about 68 years.

Survivors include two nephews, Earl Kimmy Smith of Seabrook; Dr. Erwin Smith of New York City, N.Y.; four nieces, Mrs. Maudelle Smith of Dallas, Mrs. Don Johnes of Kerrville, Mrs. Lee B. Smith of Tyler, Mrs. Homer Thornhill of Houston; and one sister-in-law, Mrs. J. B. Smith of Tyler.

Pallbearers will be men of the Methodist Church.

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John Beverly “Johnnie” Coates
Dec 30, 1896 - Aug 6, 1932

PROMINENT KERENS FARMER IS BURIED THERE ON SUNDAY

Funeral services for J. B. Coates, aged 35 years, well-known farmer of the Kerens community, who died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning at 4 o’clock following a short illness, were held in Kerens Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a small daughter, parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Coates; and two sisters, Mrs. P. N. Stockton and Mrs. Fred Jennings, all of Kerens community.

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WELL KNOWN KERENS FARMER DIED HERE SATURDAY MORNING

J. B. Coates, aged 35 years, well-known farmer of the Kerens community died in the Navarro Clinic here Saturday morning at 4 o’clock following an illness of 12 days and the funeral will be held from the Kerens Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in the
Kerens cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. H. C. Bowman, pastor of the Kerens Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. J. U. McAfee of Coolidge, formerly pastor of the local Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, a small daughter, parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Coates and two sisters, Mrs. P. N. Stockton and Mrs. Fred Jennings, all of Kerens.

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William Sidney Price, Sr.
May 29, 1904 - Mar 7, 1977

Sidney Price

KERENS—Funeral for Will Sidney Price, 72, a director of the First State Bank in Kerens will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist Church here. The Rev. Van Houser will officiate, with burial in Kerens City Cemetery.

Price, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital, was a Kerens native and a member of the Federal Land Bank and the Farm Home Administration Board.

A 1926 graduate of Texas A&M University, he was a farmer, rancher, and pecan grower.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dorthea Price of Kerens, W. S. Price, Jr. of Plano; Dr. Carter Price of Arkansas; and Harry H. Price of Plano; and eight grandchildren.

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Sidney Price

KERENS—Services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Kerens for Sidney Price. The Rev. Van Houser was to officiate, with burial following at Kerens City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were to be C. E. Blissett, Raymond Garr, James Luther Whorton, Arthur Bancroft, Carroll Boswell and Bruton Sneed.

Honorary pallbearers were to be deer hunting friends.

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Nancy Tallulah (Hemphill) Price
Oct 19, 1870 - Feb 14, 1946

FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. W. S. PRICE HELD AT KERENS

KERENS, Texas, Feb. 15—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. W. S. Price, aged 75 years, long-time resident of this community who died in the P. and S. Hospital at Corsicana Thursday at noon, were held from the Stockton Funeral Chapel here Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in the Kerens City Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Elmer R. Page, pastor of the Baptist church.

A native of Georgia, Mrs. Price came to Texas 65 years ago and resided in East Texas until her marriage in 1894. Mrs. Price had resided here since her marriage. A fall Monday caused her to be brought to the Hospital with a broken leg.

Surviving are her husband, W. S. Price. Sr., Kerens, a former Navarro county commissioner, and East Navarro county leader; a son, W. S. Price, Jr., Comanche county; five grandchildren, a brother, Lem Hemphill, Frederick, Okla., and other relatives. Three sons preceded Mrs. Price in death.

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Dr. George Eason
July 12, 1925 - Jan 7, 2013

Dr. George Eason, 87, of Amarillo died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Dr. Amarillo, Texas.

George Eason taught music and piano at West Texas State University from
1962 to 2002. A beloved and accomplished professor of music, he had the honor of being inducted as Professor Emeritus in 1992.

Born on July 12,1925, to George C. and Minta Freeman Eason in Barry, near Corsicana, Dr. Eason grew up on a cotton farm during the Great Depression. An only child, he lived with his mother and grandparents who nurtured his early musical abilities.

He studied music at North Texas State University in Denton, making lifelong friends and earning the admiration of colleagues and professors alike. He went on to earn a Doctorate of Music at the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1976. He made a living playing in jazz combos in Denver.

While living in Colorado, he met Ruth, his beloved wife of 47 years. She shared his love of music and nature, exploring the mountains of Colorado and Palo Duro Canyon with him. She warmly welcomed students into their home in Canyon at any time, but particularly at Christmas, when she and students would gather around the piano singing Dr. Eason's renowned rendition of “Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire.” The two were longtime members of First Presbyterian Church in Canyon where George served as a deacon.

They spent their retirement years in the Pacific Northwest, where Ruth was diagnosed and bravely faced Alzheimer's with Dr Eason by her side.
Amazingly, the two played duets even at advanced stages of her illness.
She passed away in 2006. George then returned to the Panhandle area , where he resided in a retirement cottage and inspired the friendships of many with his zany sense of humor and gentle disposition. He had continued to enjoy musical programs in the area and a newfound interest in llamas .

Best known as a challenging and compassionate teacher, Dr. Eason worked tirelessly on behalf of the Music Department pioneering innovative techniques in alleviation of performance anxiety, music therapy, jazz improvisation, piano pedagogy and other topics. He was a composer as well as a skilled pianist. His finest skills were bringing out the best in his students musically, emotionally, professionally, and spiritually.
His generosity continues today through the Ruth and George Eason Presidential Honor Scholarship, which he founded in loving memory of his wife.

Survivors include his cousins, Marcia Lou Braly and her husband John Braly; Wade and Kristi Braly; and Glyn and Steve Phillips and children.

Any memorials should be made to the Ruth and George Eason Presidents Honor Scholarship in Music, West Texas A&M University, Box 60766 Canyon, Texas 79016.

Arrangements by Cox Funeral Home, Amarillo.

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Bobbie Penelopia (Lawhon) Norred-Allen-Niendam
May 23, 1890 - Aug 18, 1977

Mrs. Niendam

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Kerens Cemetery for Mrs. Bobbie Norred Niendam, 87, resident of Corpus Christi, native of Powell and longtime resident of Eureka, who died Thursday in Corpus Christi. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Geneiva Allen Kemp of Corpus Christi; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Hayward of Longview and Mrs. Mirtis Moody of Albany.

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Mrs. Niendam

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Kerens City Cemetery for Mrs. Bobbie Norred Niendam, 87, resident of Corpus Christi who died Thursday.

The Rev. James Sigler will officiate.

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Lonnie Alonzo Noble
Feb 22, 1867 - Jun 9, 1930

KERENS NEWSPAPER PUBLISHER IS DEAD AFTER LONG ILLNESS

KERENS, Jun 9.—(AP)—Lonnie Noble, age 63 years, died at his home here Monday afternoon at 12:40, following a long illness. Funeral services will be held at the family home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. W. H. Crawford, Methodist minister of Midlothian, assisted by Rev. W. A. Corkern, pastor of the Baptist church, Kerens; J. U. McAfee, pastor of the Methodist church, Kerens, and Joe N. Everhart, pastor of the Presbyterian church, Kerens. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

Prior to entering the newspaper business in 1912, Mr. Noble was a farmer. In 1912 he entered the newspaper business as owner and publisher of the Kerens Tribune, since that time he has devoted himself to that business, being assisted by his sons.

Surviving are his wife, and four children, Mr. R. C. Sanders, Detroit, Mich.; M. C. Noble, Kerens; Percy A. Noble, Kerens; W. G. Noble, Dallas, and numerous other relatives.

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Percy Alonzo Noble
Sep 11, 1899 - Aug 18, 1932

PERCY A. NOBLE OF KERENS DIED LOCAL HOSPITAL

Funeral services for Percy A. Noble, aged 33 years, former editor of the Kerens Tribune, well-known resident of Kerens and Navarro county, who died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday afternoon at 4:40 o’clock following an illness of two days, were to be held Friday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the family home in Kerens with interment in the Kerens cemetery.

The services were to be conducted by Rev. H. C. Bowman, pastor of the Kerens Methodist church.

He was the son of the late A. Noble, pioneer newspaper publisher of Kerens.

Surviving are his wife, mother, Mrs. A. Noble, Kerens; two brothers, M. C. Noble, Kerens, and W. G. Noble, Dallas; and a number of other relatives.

Mr. Noble was taken suddenly ill in Corsicana Tuesday afternoon and was rushed to the clinic for treatment.

Funeral arrangements were in charge of P. N. Stockton, Kerens funeral director.

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Golder Noble
Feb 18, 1897 - Sep 8, 1962

Miss Noble Of Kerens Expires

KERENS, Sep. 8—(Spl)—Miss Golder Noble, 65, lifelong Kerens resident, died Saturday at 8 a.m. after an extended illness.

A former school and music teacher, she had been employed at the post office the past 15 years. She was an active member of the First Methodist church.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. from First Methodist church with pastor, Rev. Burt Gillis, officiating, assisted by Rev. J. W. Fore, Assembly of God pastor, and Rev. Don Walker, First Baptist pastor. Burial will be i8n the Kerens cemetery.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ruth Henson of Kerens; five nephews, Ven Henson of Fort Worth, John Noble of Salt Lake City, Utah, Billy Ray Noble of Waddington, N.Y., Bazel Noble, Gulfport, Miss., and Jack Noble of Richardson; and three nieces, Mrs. Duke Owen of Burkburnett, Mrs. Lucille Lassiter of Greenville, and Mr. J. J. Daly of Palo Alto, Calif.

Pallbearers will be post office employees: Dwain Crawford, D. T. Berry, Billy Shelton, Otis Ray Spurlock, Freddie Banks, Home Bobbitt and Lynn Hollaway.

Inmon will direct.

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Bird Lee Norred
Oct 2, 1873 - Jun 29, 1935

The following out-of-town people were here for the funeral Sunday afternoon of Bird Norred, who passed away early Saturday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. A. R. Horn: Mrs. R. F. Nicholson, Mrs. F. J. Davis, Mrs. Kate Ellison, Edd McIver and Joe Wilson of Corsicana. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Urschel of Mexia; Dr. and Mrs. Fred Horn and daughter, Winnifred; Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Ernest Strang, Jr., Max Strange, Rev. and Mrs. Ogle and daughter of Wortham, Mrs. A. Voff, Dallas, and Mrs. M. P. Erwin, Tyler; Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Norred and daughter, Betty Jane, Fort Worth, and Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Horn, Corsicana.

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FORMER CORSICANA GIN MAN BURIED IN STREETMAN SUNDAY

Funeral services for B. L. Norred, 61, former well known gin man here, who died in Streetman early Saturday morning following an extended illness, were held at Streetman Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in
Kerens.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. A. R. Horn, Streetman; two half brothers, R. Norred, Fort Worth, and Joe Norred, U. S. Navy; and five half sisters, including Mrs. Ollie Davis and Becky Nicholson, both of Corsicana.

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Herschel Porter McCown
Oct 4, 1875 - Feb 26, 1956

H. P. McCown, 60, Fatally Stricken In Church Talk

KERENS, Feb. 27.—(Spl.)—Herschel P. McCown, 60, postmaster, civic church and fraternal leader, died of a heart attack Sunday while attending services at the First Methodist church here.

Fatally Stricken
A prominent layman and a member of the board of stewards, McCown was speaking on the topic “Concerning the Value of Church Attendance” when stricken, dying within a few minutes.

Funeral services were held from the First Presbyterian church Monday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The rites were held in the Presbyterian church because repairs are being made at the First Methodist sanctuary.

The services were conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the First Methodist church; Rev. Tom Arney, Presbyterian minister and Rev. Frank Gilham, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Relief Lodge No. 236, Masons, had charge of the graveside rites.

War Veteran
A veteran of World War 1, McCown had been a postal clerk and carrier for many years before becoming postmaster in 1947.

A native of Bowling Green, Ky., McCown came to Texas at an early age. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Masonic Lodge, Order of Eastern Star, American Legion, and Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. W. M. McCreary, Jr., Weatherford; a grandson, William Porter McCreary, Weatherford; three brothers, F. E., and J. H. McCown, both of Kerens, and B. A. McCown, Bryan; a sister, Miss Ora McCown, Kerens, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jim Bob Ivey, Billy Shelton, Dwain Crawford, Freddie Banks, Billie Berry, Lynn Holloway, Otis Spurlock and Homer Bobbitt. Members of the board of stewards of the First Methodist church were honorary pallbearers.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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Charlie E. Bowman
Aug 6, 1906 - Apr 1, 1945

RITES AT KERENS ON MONDAY MORNING FOR CHARLIE BOWMAN

KERENS, April 4.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Charlie Bowman were held at the Kerens Baptist church Monday morning at 10 o’clock with Rev. J. W. Ousley, his pastor, and Rev. Maggart Howell conducting the rites.

Mr. Bowman, who had been in ill health for several months, passed away at his home Sunday morning at 3:15 o’clock. He was born near Purdon Aug. 26, 1903, and in 1911 moved with his parents to Henderson county. At the age of 16 he became a member of the Baptist church of Mankin.

In 1925 he was married to Miss Elise Washburn, and they made their home in Trinidad until the last few years which were spent in Kerens where he was a faithful and consecrated worker in the local Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Elise Bowman; his mother, Mrs. Maggie Bowman of Burnett, two sisters, Miss Euphie Bowman of Burnett and Mrs. W. F. Miller, Trinidad; one brother, Clifford Bowman of Barber, Ark.

Pallbearers were: Jim Williams, Dick Melear, L. E. Stamford, Pearl Quinn, Will Hopkins of Trinidad, and J. N. Stovall of Kerens.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Stockton’s Funeral Home.

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Jasper Bates McKinney
Dec 25, 1891 - May 28, 1926

FORMER KERENS MAN DROWNED IN BOSQUE AT WACO

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD IN KERENS SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, Texas, June 1.—J. Bates McKinney of Waco, who was drowned in the Bosque river Friday afternoon in a vain effort to rescue his Sunday School pupil. Wilbur Moser, aged 12, who was drowning in the “Blue Hole” near Walker’s Crossing, was buried in the Kerens Cemetery Sunday morning, Rev. W. A. Corkern officiating.

After the burial services and floral offerings those present were dismissed, only the honorary pallbearers and the immediate family remaining while the grave was covered. Mr. McKinney was an American Legion man of Waco, and had the flag placed at the head of his grave by a member of the Stephen A. Graves Post of Kerens.

The deceased is survived by his wife, and a small daughter, Melba Jean. He was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Reese of this city. Active pallbearers were A. L. Bain, R. E. Ford, L. Murphrey, Charles Reese, R. B. Mays, Chester Ray and a brother-in-law of Mr. McKinney.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, June 1, 1926
  • h/o Carrie Vonved (Reese) McKinney s/o Nathan Bozeman McKinney, Sr. and Elizabeth O. “Lizzie” (Bates) McKinney
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Patrick Monroe “Uncle Buck” McClung
Feb 14, 1860 - Dec 7, 1956

Pioneer Resident Of Kerens Dies

KERENS, Dec. 8—(Spl,)—Patric Monroe McClung, 96, known as “Uncle Buck,” who had resided here most of his life, died Friday at 5:15 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. C. Speed after an extended illness.

A native of Smith county, he had been a farmer and merchant.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Kerens with the pastor, the Rev. D. R. McCauley, officiating. Burial was in Kerens Cemetery, Inmon directed.

Pallbearers were Drew McClung, Jess McClung, Andrew McClung, Vernon Bruner, Elmer Phillips and Wayne Kittley.

His survivors include one son, Earl McClung of Kerens; one daughter, Mrs. C. C. Speed, Kerens; a brother, J. M. McClung of Corsicana; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Earl Monroe McClung
Dec 3, 1891 - Jan 12, 1975

Earl McClung
KERENS—Services are pending for Earl McClung, 83, 614 West Third in Corsicana, who died Sunday at the Veterans’ Administration hospital in Dallas after a short illness. Paschal Funeral Home will be in charge, and burial will be at Kerens City Cemetery.

McClung was a native of Kerens, and a member of the Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School. A veteran of World War 1, he operated an income tax office and a real estate company in Kerens. He was City Secretary of Kerens for many years.

He is survived by his widow Mrs. Elizabeth McClung of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Wayne Kittley of Kerens; and three grandchildren.

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Etheleen (Berry) McClung
Nov 16, 1895 - Dec 1, 1955

Kerens Services For Mrs. McClung

KERENS, Dec. 2—(Spl.)—Mrs. Earl McClung, 60, died in a Dallas hospital about 11 p.m. Thursday.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Methodist Church in Kerens, with Rev. B. R. McCauley conducting. Interment will be in the Kerens cemetery.

A native of Oklahoma, Mrs. McClung resided in Kerens most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Berry.

She is survived by her husband, Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Wayne Kittly, Garland; three grandchildren, Wyn, Sharon and Jeaneen Kittly, all of Garland; four sisters, Mrs. John Anderson, Mrs. Ben Miller and Mrs. Ruth Holland, all of Kerens; and Mrs. George Evans, Athens; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Inmon Funeral Home is in charge.

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Mary Etter (Speed) Kilcrease-McCleary  
Jan 12, 1880 - Mar 3, 1966

Mrs. McCleary Rites Saturday

Mrs. Mary E. McCleary, 86, a native of Mississippi, died in Grant-Buie hospital in Hillsboro Thursday afternoon.

Surviving are a son, A. Y. Kilcrease, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Emma Jennings, Terrell; Mrs. Bob Paschal, Corsicana; and Mrs. Margaret Mason, Hillsboro; 21 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Tim Speed, Celeste, Canada; a sister, Mrs. Lela Avant, Kingston, Ala.; four half brothers, W. M. and C. M. Speed, Miami, Fla., and F. M. Speed, Crestview, Fla.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Kerens with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the church.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, March 4, 1966
  • 1st husband Daniel Green Kilcrease married Nov. 25, 1899 died in Smith 2nd husband Jefferson Davis “Jeff” McCleary married Dec. 7, 1910 buried at Prairie Point cemetery d/o Benjamin Franklin Speed and Colen Rosaner (Ulmer) Speed
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Roscoe McConnico
Dec 20, 1891 - Sep 14, 1971

McConnico

Services will be Thursday at 4 p.m. for Roscoe McConnico, 79, who died Thursday.

Officiating will be Rev. James Story, assisted by Rev. S. R. Woodson. Burial is to be in the city cemetery.

A life-long resident of Kerens he was a merchant and owned a meat market, in addition to a ranch.

He was a member of the Presbyterian church of Kerens and was a World War I veteran.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Julia Jones of Kerens, two sisters, Mrs. Addie Newsom of Kerens and Mrs. Erma Woodson, of Mississippi and two grandsons.

Pallbearers will be Charles Newsom, B. P. Barry, Ben Cherry, Tim Crawford, Joe Dan Killcrest and Dwayne Crawford.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, September 15, 1971
  • h/o Helen Dean (Sherrill) McConnico married Feb. 25, 1920 s/o James Washington McConnico and Addie Ophelia (Callaway) McConnico buried in Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

George Alice (Hulan) McCord
Mar 24, 1884 - Oct 18, 1964

Mrs. T. H. McCord Services Held Kerens Monday

KERENS, Oct. 19 (Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Tom H. McCord, 80, of 2319 Skillman, Dallas, were held from the First Presbyterian church here Monday at 1 p.m. She died Sunday morning in the St. Paul Hospital, Dallas.

Services were conducted by Rev. Johnny McCord, Jacksonville, a grandson, and Rev. Harry Wilbanks, pastor of the local church. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

Mrs. McCord resided here prior to moving to Dallas 25 years ago.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Bert Kilmist, Dallas; a son, Clyde McCord, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Wilson Koutze; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Paschal Funeral Home directed.

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Carroll Thomas Conger, Sr.
Jan 3, 1892 - Dec 2, 1974

Carroll Conger

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Carroll Conger, Sr., who died Monday at Leisure Lodge Nursing Home.

Rev. David Hale will officiate, and burial will be at the Kerens cemetery.

He was a native of Blooming Grove, a retired farmer, and resident of Corsicana most of his life. He was also a member of the Northside Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; four sons, Weldon Conger of Malakoff, James Conger of Athens, Carroll Conger, Jr. of Dallas, and Raymond Conger of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Joe Ruth of Malakoff; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Maude Grace of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, December 3, 1974
  • (Draft card has him listed as Henry Thomas Carroll Conger)
  • h/o Lena Elizabeth (Wilkins) Conger s/o George Spence Conger and Alice (Andrews) Conger
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Waylan Zebby Phillips
Sep 30, 1912 - Nov 16, 1973

Waylan Phillips

KERENS—Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Paschal Funeral Chapel for Waylan Phillips, 61, lifelong Kerens resident who died Friday at his home. The Rev. Gleen Jones and Rev. Olin Boles officiated. Burial was in Kerens City Cemetery.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Willie Phillips, Kerens: two uncles, Aubrey Inmon of Kerens and Tommy Phillips of Gun Barrel City; and three aunts, Mrs. Stella Bruner and Mrs. Alice Ward, both of Kerens, and Mrs. Flakie Phillips of Pittsburg.

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Ralph Lewis McKenzie
Sep 26, 1908 - Aug 5, 1993

R.L. "Mac" McKenzie, 84, of Irving, died Aug. 5, 1993, at an Irving hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Donnelly's Colonial Chapel in Irving, with the Rev. John Harlan officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.

He was born Sept. 26, 1908, to Martin E. and Liddia (Gore) McKenzie. He lived in Corsicana before moving to Irving 41 years ago. He retired in 1974 from the Irving Independent School district as a custodian after 11 years. He was a school crossing guard in Beltline and Conflans, and was the oldest crossing guard with the city of Irving.

Survivors include two sons, Don McKenzie of Fort Worth and Mike McKenzie of Grand Prairie; three daughters, Charlotte Hastie of California, Jackie Cleveland of Spring and Mary Cannon of California; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; ; one brother, Fred Guy McKenzie of Palestine; and two sisters, Sybil Campodonico of Palestine and Bernice Graham of Tennessee Colony.

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Mary Lee (Tate) Sanders
Jan 29, 1948 - Aug 7, 1993

Mary Tate Sanders, 45, of Van, died Aug. 7, 1993, in Tyler.

Graveside services were 11 a.m. Monday in Jamestown Cemetery in Van.
She graduated from Corsicana High School. [Class of 1966]

She was preceded in death by her father, O.K. Tate, of Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband, Charles A. Sanders of Van; two daughters, Paula Glass and Johnnie Sanders, both of Van; and one son, James Devitt of Van; her mother and step-father, Janice Tate and Cecil Bailey; two brothers, James Tate of Mount Joy, Penn. and Terry Tate of Corsicana; one grandson, Marcus Glass; and other family members including Bertha Thompson, Douglas Fogg, Mildred Simpson Walker, Carol Doniho, Dan Weaver and Jay Weaver.

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Ruby Frances (Harris) Oakley
Dec 31, 1919 - Aug 6, 1993

Ruby Frances Oakley, 73, of Sacramento, Calif. died Aug. 6, 1993, in a nursing home in Sacramento.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Capitol Baptist Church. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park Elkgrove, Calif.

She was born Dec. 31, 1919, in Corsicana. She married Willard A. Oakley moved to Kansas City Missouri. Upon retirement from the Hallmark Card factory she moved to California.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walton Eugene and Bulah M. Harris.

Survivors include her husband, Willard A. Oakley; one daughter and son-in-law, Bonzelle and Jim Kanaski of California; two grandchildren, Steve and Kelly Kanaski of California; one brother, Eugene Harris of Orange Park, Fla.; three sisters, Mildred Burke of Corsicana, Fama Burleson of Longview, Mary Jo Gullatt of Dallas and a host of other relatives.

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R. E. "Gene" Harris
Apr 13, 1901 - Aug 10, 1993

R.E. "Gene" Harris, 92, of Hubbard, died Aug. 10, 1993.

Graveside services will be 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Fairview Cemetery, with the Rev. Bruce Carpenter and Father Joseph Chillington officiating. Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard is in charge of arrangements.

He was born April 13, 1901, in Cisco. He had worked for Gulf Oil Co. as an independent distributor and a mechanic for many years. He was married to Mary Ethel Robuck for 66 years and was a World War I veteran having served in the 36 Division of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ethel Harris of Hubbard; two daughters, Betty Cox and Marianne Dunlap, both of Hubbard; one sister, Florence Greer of Hurst; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Bob Cox, Richard Cox, David Wayland, David Shrum, Robert Mills and Garry Cantu. Honorary pallbearers are D.W. Holman, Jink Howard, Andrew Wayland, Matt Shrum, George Cox, Frank Hawkins, Irvin Hawkins and Roy Hawkins.

Memorials may be made to the Hubbard Volunteer Ambulance Service and to Alzheimer's Research.

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Rev. Calvin C. Francis
May 22, 1928 - Aug 13, 1993

The Rev. Calvin C. Francis, 65, of Texarcana, Ark., died of natural causes Aug. 13, 1993, in a local hospital in Texarcana.

Services will be 2 p.m, Monday at the Lowell Street Baptist Church in Texarcana with the Rev. O.H. Griffith officiating. Burial will follow in East Memorial Gardens under the direction of East Funeral Home.

He was a pastor at Lowell Street Baptist Church at the time of his death. He had served for 15 years as pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church in Corsicana.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Francis of Texarcana, Ark.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Judy Francis of Cave City, Ark., and Robert and Janice Francis of N. Little Rock, Ark.; two granddaughters, Tanya Francis of Russelville, Ark., and Bethany Francis of N. Little Rock; two grandsons, Jason Francis of Cave City and David Francis of N.
Little Rock; three sisters, Elouise Smith, Mary Martin and Christine Norman of Texarcana; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at East Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to ABA Ministers Retirement Center, Box 1241, Malvern, AR, 72104

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Hazel Geneva (Jock) Massey
Nov 9, 1941 - Aug 13, 1993

Services for Hazel Geneva Massey, 51, of Mabank will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Fred Burns and the Rev. Henry Lusk officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home of Mabank.

Mrs. Massey was born November 9, 1941, in Kerens to Vester and Lola
(Blassingame) Jock and died after a short illness on August 13, 1993 in a Dallas hospital. She had lived in Mabank for 32 years and was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God in Athens.

Survivors include her husband, Claude Earl "Bo" Massey of Mabank; daughters, Hazel Kathleen Shewmaker of Gun Barrel City, and Teressa Annette Dowdle of Brownsboro; seven grandchildren; parents, Vester and Lola Jock of Malakoff; brother, Vester Wayne Jock of Athens, and Billy James Jock of Malakoff; sisters, Lois Thornton of Murchison, Mary Beard of Louisiana, and Rosie Dozier of Malakoff. She was preceded in death by a sister, Sylvia Joles of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Belnap, L.M. Lathan, Tony Hill, Preston Dozier, James Dozier, Curtis Dowdle, Mike Hazel and Terry Lozano.

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Marjorie Gail Carden
Feb 9, 1960 - Aug 14, 1993

Marjorie Gail Carden, 33, of Athens, died Aug. 14, 1993, in Athens.

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Cemetery in Buffalo, Texas.

She was born Feb. 9, 1960, in Corsicana. She was a member of First Pentecostal Church of God.

Survivors include one son, Christopher Carden of Dallas; two daughters, Donna Carden and Carissa Carden, both of Dallas; her father and mother, Argie James and Mae Johnson of Corsicana; three sisters, Frances Richardson of Goldthwaite, Shirline Prewitt of Greenville, and Kim Vasquez of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Prewitt, Ronnie Prewitt, James McGahan, Dwayne McGahan, Ike Pennington and Logan Cobb.

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Roy Shanks
May 15, 1934 - Jan 26, 2013

Mr. Roy Shanks, 78, of Hubbard, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at a Waco hospital. Visitation was held 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Juanita (Tomlinson) Brown
Aug 11, 1916 - Jan 25, 2013

Juanita (Tomlinson) Brown, 96, of Clifton, and formerly of Hill County, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at a Clifton nursing facility.
Visitation will be 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard with Chaplain Herb Lammert officiating. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Jefferson Riley Eldred
July 6, 1894 - May 20, 1973

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Pentecostal Church of God for Jeff Eldred, 78, of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. B.W. Johnson will officiate, and burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Dallas at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

He was a native of Gatesville, a retired Pentecostal minister, and a veteran of World War I.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Willie Caroll Eldred of Corsicana; three sons, James Eldred of Mesquite, Leslie Eldred of Dallas and Zack Eldred of New Boston; four daughters, Mrs. W.L. Sanders Jr. of Balch Springs, Tex., Mrs. Marilla Carr of Irving, Mrs. Roy T. Piper and Mrs. Joe A. Fields, both of Dallas; a brother, Carl S. Eldred of Mesquite; three sisters, Mrs. Jewel Caskey of Corsicana, Mrs. J.W. Trowbridge of Colfax, Calif., and Mrs. C. O. Lee of Fort Worth; and a number of grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Billie (Davis) Lewis-Jenkins
Apr 14, 1923 - Dec 23, 2012

Mrs. Billie Davis Lewis Jenkins passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

She was born April 14, 1923 in DeArmon, Texas, to Thomas and Mamie Davis.

Mrs. Jenkins was a member of Providence Baptist Church and a former member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana. She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star and had served the local chapter as Worthy Matron. Prior to retirement she was employed in general retail at Sears for 26 years then followed by Dyer’s Department Store, College Park Mall and Brookshires Grocery Store. She enjoyed working and visiting with the public.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed picking berries and fruits and canning them. She shared with all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Wm. Felton Lewis; her parents; three sisters; and a granddaughter, Louanne Richard.

She is survived by her husband, J. W. Jenkins; a daughter, Helen Ingram and husband Preston; a son, Felton Eugene Lewis and wife Cheryl; five grandchildren, Gary Ingram, Paula Dye, Barry Richard, Lisa Burns and Sherry Mojica; 17 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; two step-sons, Wally Jenkins and Curtis Jenkins; and four step daughters, Doris Yates, Karen Williams, Martha Norman and Nelda Scott.

Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Great-grandsons will be pallbearers.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Carolyn Maxine Bennett
Nov 24, 1953 - Dec 21, 2012

Mrs. Carolyn Maxine Bennett, 59, of Kerens passed away on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in Tyler. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Eureka Cemetery with the Rev. James Williams officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Helen (Carroll) Sweeney
Sept 17, 1916 - Sept 29, 1996

OAK RUN -- Helen Sweeney, 80, a longtime employee of Morgan Building Systems, Dallas, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 1996, at Estelle's Hospice House.

A native of Blooming Grove, Texas, she moved to Oak Run from Dallas in 1993. She was Baptist.

Survivors include: daughters, Cynthia Gowan Patterson, Ocala, and Carroll Gowan Pagan, Beaumont, Texas; sisters, Mildred Megarity, Novato, Calif., Sue Ferguson, Kerrville, Texas, and Billie Vang, Grand Prairie, Texas; and brother, Ben F. Carroll Jr., Vidalia, La.

Hiers Memorial Chapel, State Road 200, is handling arrangements.

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Van Kirk Williams
abt 1966 - Dec 28, 2012

Van Kirk Williams, 46, of Ennis, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at his residence in Ennis. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Wake services will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at St. Mary Baptist Church in Bardwell. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at St. Mary Baptist Church in Bardwell. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Jeffery Lynn Ivie
abt 1958 - Jan 24, 2013

Jeffery Lynn Ivie, 54, of San Antonio passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24,
2013 to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ. Born in Arlington to James and Doris Ivie, he lived most of his life in North and Central Texas.

Jeff attended high school in the Dawson Independent School District and was voted most likely to succeed. He was President of his class, many other various clubs, and graduated Valedictorian with Honors. While in high school, Jeff became a licensed ordained minister and is fondly remembered by all who ever heard him preach. Jeff went on to attend college in Marksville, La. majoring in Psychology.

Jeff left the South to take up residence in Arcata, Calif. where he attended Humboldt State University. Jeff graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and then moved to Eureka, Calif. to become a grant writer, and supported and defended the rights for the handicapped and any and all persons with mental and physical disabilities. In 1995, Jeff traveled back to Texas to work for a hospital in Centerpoint, where he met his wife of 17 years.

Jeff obtained his Masters in Social Work (MSW) and worked for a family services organization for many years until he retired to become a full-time writer. After completing many essays and a lengthy fictional novel, Jeff turned his sights to Licensed Massage Therapy. Jeff became a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), completed courses in theory, practice and clinical applications of Myofascial Release Techniques mastering every achievable level, which was a rare specialization in his field. In 2008, Jeff opened a Massage studio in which he dedicated his practice to helping those who had suffered from spinal injuries and other debilitating muscle and nerve injuries. He assisted many injured athletes making it possible to return to their sport.

Jeff was a master of the English language, and fluent in Latin and French. He had a deep passion for Theology and for the Culinary Arts. In his spare time, he was a painter and gifted artist. The last two years of Jeff’s life was spent cooking meals for those in need, helping the less fortunate, and providing support to families, friends and children in need of shelter. He also was involved in supporting many of those in the military, police force and the fire department.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Terri Katherine Ivie, sons Aaron Richard, Geoffrey Michael, Brendan Garrison and daughter, Natalie Katherine. He is also survived by his mother, Doris Anderson Ivie, his brother, James Randall Ivie (wife Debra), nieces Casey Martin and Nicole Ivie, sister Evonne Ivie Blackwell, nieces Richelle Blackwell Perry, Ivy Blackwell and nephew, Andrew Blackwell. Jeff also is survived by many loving great nieces and great nephews.

Services are to be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at Concordia Lutheran Church. The church address is: 16801 Huebner Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78258. There will be a reception following the service from 12 until 1 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in Jeff’s name to: The Homeless Social Service Program, 910 W. Commerce Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78207 or The Meals on Wheels Program in Bexar County, sponsored by Christian Family Services, 4306 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas, 78229 or The Abandoned Childrens Fund, 2360 Mendocino Ave. A2-220, Santa Rosa, CA. 95403-3154. We loved him so much and he will be missed greatly.

Arrangements by Mission Park Funeral Chapels North, San Antonio.

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Lucy Johnson
abt 1919 - Jan 29, 2013

Lucy Johnson, 93 of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at her residence. Visitation will be 2 to 7p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at the Bethel AME Church located at 105 North Fourth St. with Pastor Willie Greene officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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John Henry "J.H." Gorden Jr.
Sep 1, 1935 - Jan 31, 2013

John Henry (J.H.) Gorden Jr., 77, of Purdon, passed away Thursday, Jan.
31, 2013.

He was born Sept. 1, 1935 in Blooming Grove. He was the oldest of eight children born to John Henry and Bertha Mae Seals Gorden.

He served in the National Guard 1957-1958. He married Evelyn E. Boyd Gorden on March 19, 1957 in Dallas County. He was a carpenter by trade all of his adult life. Upon retiring from carpentry he was a Home Care Provider in Navarro County.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Robert Gorden and Herman Gorden, sister Sue Melton, daughter Kimberly Gorden Monthey and a son-in-law.

Survivors include one son, James Sterling and wife Patricia of Navarro Mills; daughter, Vickie Grounds and husband Gary of Blooming Grove; two sisters, Peggy Kindrick and Patsy Gorden, both of Navarro Mills; two brothers, Tommy Gorden and wife Patsy of Navarro Mills, and Donald Gorden and wife Glenda of Denison; 15 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 11 great great grandchildren; stepson, Steve Hughes and wife Barbara of Coppell.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Edith J. (Iles) Nickleberry
Feb 16, 1935 - Jan 29, 2013

Edith J. Nickleberry, 77, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29,
2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

Edith was born Feb. 16, 1935 in Port Arthur, where she graduated from high school. Upon graduating, she went on to attend Texas Southern University. She married Olin Nickleberry in August of 1959 and to this union, two children were born, Brenda and Oretha.

Edith was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Corsicana.

She was a loving, dedicated wife, mother, sister, and friend to those who knew her. She will be dearly missed.

Edith was preceded in death by her parents, Comet Iles Sr. and Brenda Foley Iles; her husband, Olin Nickleberry, and daughter, Brenda Gardner.

She leaves to cherish her memory one child, Oretha V. Nickleberry; two grandchildren, DeShawn A. Gardner II and Brende A. Gardner; two siblings, Comet Iles and Ralph Iles, and a host of relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at M.R.
Smith Parlor for Funerals, 1236 N. Business 45 Corsicana, TX.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 409 N. 3rd St., Corsicana with Rev. Ricky Walter officiating, and Rev. Dairy Johnson as eulogist.

Interment will take place at 11:15 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, Corsicana.

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Jack William Westbrook
July 4, 1928 - Jan 26, 2013

Mr. Jack William Westbrook, age 84, of Dallas passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at his residence in Dallas. He was born July 4, 1928 in Kerens.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 in the chapel at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church at 8011 Douglas Avenue, Dallas.

The son of Luther Westbrook and Doris Anderson Westbrook of Kerens, Jack was salutatorian of his graduating class, received his B.S. from Texas A&M, and his MBA from Southern Methodist University; where he was a member of Sigma Iota Epsilon Management Honorary. He later earned his CPA. He was employed with the Lone Star Gas Plant in Trinidad. He was moved to Dallas where he rose through various positions to Vice-President of Lone Star (later Enserch Exporation). After his retirement he became to be Executive Director of the Council of Petroleum Accountants Society (COPAS), supervising and visiting chapters in 27 states.

He was active in various professional organizations. He was an active member of St. Michael’s serving as president of The Men of St. Michael’s, and also the Brotherhood of St. Andrew. He was a veteran having served his country in the Unites States Air Force, serving as 2nd LT. then later 1st LT., and then the position of captain in the Air Force Reserves.

He is survived by his wife, Katharine Regester Westbrook; daughter, Jane Stringer and husband Bryan; son, John R. Westbrook and wife Katerina; granddaughters, Sarah Katharine Westbrook and Victoria Margaret Westbrook; step-granddaughter, Katelin Adams; sister, Margaret Westbrook Smith of Crowley; brother-in-law, Bill Regester of Corsicana; niece, Polly Westbrook Olson and husband Carl of San Antonio; nephews, Gary Smith and family of Granbury and Greg Smith and family of Houston.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Lt. Col Luther J. Westbrook (USAF Ret.)

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, or to the Parkinson’s Society.

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Jack Westbrook, 84, of Dallas passed away on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his residence in Dallas. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Oakwood Cemetery with Father Edward Monk officiating.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Catherine (Neary) Gnoza
May 21, 1927 - Jan 28, 2013

Catherine Gnoza passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at Texas Health Hospital in Sherman. She was born May 21, 1927 in Boston, Mass. to Thomas J. Neary and Mary Quinn Neary. Catherine was a former resident of Corsicana and for the past six years had lived in Sherman. She was retired from the First National Bank in Corsicana after 20 years where she worked in the Trust Department. While living in Corsicana she was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and after moving to Sherman she became a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sherman. She was a member of the Altar Society and Womens Club, and played in a Bridge Club as well. Her hobbies included gardening and crocheting.

Catherine was preceded in death by her husband Frank Gnoza in 1990.

Survivors include her children: Pat Gasper of Sherman, Francis Baird and her husband Don of Sherman, Peter Gnoza and his wife Pam of Overland Park, Kan., and Frank Gnoza and his wife Gretchen of Red Oak; and one sister, Rita Stappen and her husband Gorden of Penbrook, Mass. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jeremy Gnoza, Zach Gnoza, Hunter Gnoza, Christopher Stigler, Thomas Gnoza, Donnie Baird, Ryan Baird, Jessica Gnoza, Hannah Gnoza, and Maria Gnoza.

Visitation with the family will be Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 from 6 to 7 p.m.
at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Rosary will be held after the visitation in the Chapel at 7 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. Jason Cargo officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Corsicana. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Gnoza, Zach Gnoza, Hunter Gnoza, Christopher Stigler, Thomas Gnoza, Donnie Baird, and Ryan Baird.

Memorials may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul for those in need of charity at www.svdpusa.org or St. Mary's Catholic School in Sherman at
713 South Travis Street Sherman, Texas 75092.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Cora Varley Bradford
Jan 13, 1937 - Aug 1, 1993

Cora Varley Bradford, 66, of Corsicana, died Aug. 1, 1993, in Dallas.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. John Conley and the Rev. Eugene Wood officiating.
Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

She was born Jan. 13, 1937, in Clarkesville and was a longtime member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her husband, B.L. Bradford of Corsicana; one daughter, Elizabeth Bradford Jenkins of Colorado; two brothers and sisters-in-law; John and Doris Varley of Warren and Betty and David Smith of Waco; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be David P. Smith, William S. Smith, Jerry Glenn, Don Presley, Dr. Campbell M. Gillespie Jr., Dr. John Harper, Jimmy D. Spencer, Campbell M. Gillespie and Olin Humphries.

Honorary pallbearers will be the elders of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Thomas Harper and William A. Clowe.

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Odie F. Reeves Sr.
Jun 25, 1904 - Aug 2, 1993

Odie F. Reeves Sr., 89, of Kilgore, died Aug. 2, 1993, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Kilgore.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Oakwood Cemetery, with John Gardner officiating. Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore is in charge of arrangements.

He was born June 25, 1904, in Oklahoma. He had been a resident of Kilgore since 1965, moving there from Harlingen. He was a farmer and a member of the Chandler Street Church of Christ in Kilgore.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jim E. Reeves.

Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Marguerite Fluker of Houston; his son, Odie F. Reeves Jr. of Kilgore; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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Col. John Weiler Sr.
Oct 27, 1909 - Aug 4, 1993

Col. John Eugene Weiler Sr., 83, of Austin, died Aug. 4, 1993 in Austin.

Memroial graveside service will be held at 4 p.m., Friday at Oakwood Cemetery with Father Scott Wilson officiating. Services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He was born Oct. 27, 1909 in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold James Weiler, and his mother, Ruby Houston Weiler.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Thelma James Weiler of Austin.

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Winnie Andrews
Jun 5, 1900 - Aug 7, 1993

Mrs. Winnie Andrews, 93, of Wichita Falls, died August 7, 1993 in Wichita Falls.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney of Westside Baptist Church officiating.

She was born June 5, 1900 in Corsicana. She had lived in Wichita Falls since 1945. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church. She had been a saleslady at Dillard's Department Store.

She is survived by one son, Olen Andres of Wichita Falls; three sisters, Willy Mae Shelton of Houston, and Agnes Barnes of Baton Rouge, Lal; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

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Allie Pearl (Speed) Hodge
Dec 31, 1893 - Aug 11, 1993

Allie Pearl Hodge, 99, of Corsicana, died Aug. 11, 1993, in Corsicana.

Graveside services were held at 9 a.m., Friday in Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. John Conley of Westminster Presbyterian Church officiating.
Corley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Dec. 31, 1893, in Elgin, Texas, the daughter of Carleton D. Speed and Jewel McCullough Speed. The family moved to Corsicana where her father was an early day oil operator. She graduated from Corsicana High school in 1911. She married Fred Pannill Hodge on Jan. 7, 1914 and lived in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. They returned to Texas where they lived in Wichita Falls and Electra for 40 years. They returned to Corsicana in 1965.

She joined the Presbyterian Church at the age of 11 and served where ever she lived as a pianist, Bible teacher, and in the choir. She was a Ruling Elder and Clerk of Session for 10 years at Electra and she was the 1953 Commissioner to the General Assembly in Philadelphia, Penn. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Kinsloe Clubhouse, Tune and Fork Club, Westminster XYZ club and the Trinity Sunday School class.

On returning to Corsicana she taught the Women's Trinity Class and in Circles of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred P. Hodge in 1968, and a daughter, Jean Hodge Cramer.

Survivors include one daughter, Lucille H. Gill King of Dallas; five grandchildren, Mrs. Jan Cramer Vaughn of Bakersfield, Calif., Jerry Cramer and Frank Gill, both of Plano, and Dr. Mary Bankhead and James H.
Gill, both of Corsicana; 10 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jim Hodge, Mack Burkhead, James H. Gill, Doug Gill, Jack Bankhead and Jerry Cramer.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Corsicana, or to the charity of your choice.

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Billie Louise (King) Tieman
Aug 4, 1919 - Aug 14, 1993

Billie Louise Tieman, 74, of Corsicana, died Aug. 14, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Charlie Dale Tieman of Corsicana; two daughters, Mary Louise Holifield of Corsicana and Debra Tieman of Corsicana; one brother, George King of Kansas; three sisters, Marlis Mugley of Arkansas, Ruth Stinchcomb of Arkansas, and Mary Harris of Goodrich, Texas; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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Winona Montez (Morris) McGraw
Feb 19, 1925 - Jan 24, 2013

Winona Morris McGraw was born in Dickens Feb. 19, 1925 to Bessie and Charlie Morris. At the age of 16, “Nonie” traveled by train to Washington, D.C. where her older sister was employed at the Pentagon. Winona worked in the Commerce Building in D.C. as a map maker during World War II. After the war, Winona moved to Fort Worth where she attended and graduated from cosmetology school.

In 1947, Winona married Raymond McGraw. For several years she traveled with her husband throughout the mid-eastern U.S. as he worked on the pipeline. The couple soon returned to their native Texas, first to Navarro Mills where they lived and farmed for four years, then to Blooming Grove in 1953. Here Winona enjoyed raising her children, Gary and Jamie, as she first worked with the family bulldozer business, then opened up her beauty shop which served the town for over 15 years.

Winona truly enjoyed gardening and working outdoors. She loved to hum and sing as she worked, favoring traditional hymns and patriotic songs. Exercise was a part of her daily life and included things like yoga, resistance training, walking, biking and most recently water aerobics at the Corsicana YMCA where she met wonderful new friends. An incredible cook, Winona provided many meals, pies and cakes for loved ones as well as church and community needs over the years.

Winona’s passion for reading provided her with immense knowledge of state, national and world history (WWII era being her favorite), political figures and current events. This made her the top pick at trivia games with family and friends, where she would humbly laugh off resulting compliments and recognition. She modeled altruism to her children and granddaughter both through words and by example in her day-to-day life, teaching lessons of love, respect, and genuine concerns for others. Above all, Winona was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend.

Winona is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond McGraw; sons Patrick McGraw and Gary McGraw; brothers Darrell Morris, Don Morris, Jimmy Morris; and sisters Vada Murchison and Faye Salazar.

Winona is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jamie and Paul Borsellino; the delight of her life, granddaughter Natosha Monroe; brothers J.G. Morris and wife Charlene, Bob Morris and wife Marie of Melbourne, Ark.; sister Judy Lawrence and husband Stan of Ellensburg, Wash.; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; her dear friends Ann Curtis and Debra Griffin; and loving caregivers, Donna Daniels and Julie Huber.

The family honored Winona’s wishes to be cremated and there will be no public service. Should you wish to remember Winona with a memorial donation, please consider the Central Baptist Church or New Beginnings Family Fellowship Church in Blooming Grove, Texas.

She will be greatly missed and the world will never be quite the same without her.

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Lizzie Faye Cooksey
July 2, 1948 - July 19, 1993

Lizzie Faye Cooksey, 44, of Dallas, died July 19, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake service will be 7 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dairy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Chatfield Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, LaWonna and Jerald Dews of Dallas; her mother and step-father, Sarah and Doyle Allen Jr. of Corsicana; father and step-mother, Tommie and Ruby Cooksey of Corsicana; three sisters, Shirley Ellison of Corsicana, Tommie Jean Collins and Debra York, both of Dallas; and one brother, Nathaniel Cooksey of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Varriel Cooksey, James Roberts, Charles Moore, Patrick Cooksey, Ricky Roberts and Claude Roberts.

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Marcus Robert "Uncle Bob" Weatherred
Apr 29, 1854 - Apr 9, 1944

Funeral services for M. R. Weathered were held at the Methodist church in Covington, Texas, last Monday. Mr. Weathered, affectionally known by his many friends as "Uncle Bob" would have celebrated his 90th birthday on the 29th of this month.

He was born at Milam, Texas, and is one of the old settlers at Covington. He had been a member of the Methodist church for 77 years.

He is survived by three nephews, and three nieces. R. O. Smith of Blooming Grove, H. H. Smith of Cleburne; B. F. Smith of Dallas; Mrs. W. L. Hill, Mrs. R. S. Negel, both of Dallas; and Mrs. Nora Henderson of Fort Worth.

Those attending the funeral from Blooming Grove, other than Mr. and Mrs.
R. C. Smith and daughter, Geraldine, were; Mr. and Mrs. R. Bruce McCormick, and daughter, Carolyn; Mrs. Roy Spencer, Mrs. Earl Brown and Rev. W. S. Fisher.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, April 14, 1944
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial: Covington Cemetery, Covington, Hill Co., Texas - s/o B. F.
    Weathered and Sarah (Bullock) Weathered
    Note: His headstone dates are Apr 24, 1854 - Apr 16, 1944 and his death certificate dates are Apr 29, 1854 - Apr 9, 1944 and since his obituary came out on Apr 14, his death date could not be the right on the headstone.

James Augustus Fuller
abt 1931 - Jul 10, 1993

James A. Fuller, 62, of Canton, formerly of Garland, died July 10, 1993, in Tyler.

Services were 10 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Canton. Burial was in Haven of Memories Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home.

He was a retired financial administrator for Sun Oil Co., now Oryx Energy. He graduated from Conroe High School, Navarro College and Southern Methodist University.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Jean Fuller; one son and daughter-in-law, Dana A. and Peggy Fuller; one daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Richard Abbott; one brother, R.J. Fuller; five sisters, Leila Bruhn, Alice Beck, Gwen Wilson, Jeanie Cochran and Carolyn Popp; his step-mother, Esteen Fuller; and seven grandchildren.

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Anna Helen (Fitzgerald) Stalcup
May 11, 1920 - Jul 3, 1993

Helen Fitzgerald, Stalcup, 73, of Halton City, died July 3, 1993.

Funeral services were sheld July 8, 1993, in Fort Worth. Burial was in Fort Worth.

She was born May 11, 1920, in Emhouse, the daughter of Darthula (Dool Reid) Fitzgerald and the late Tom Fitzgerald.

Survivors include her mother, Dool Fitzgerald; one daughter, Billie Jean Baker of Haltom City; two sisters, Mildred Waldren and Ida Mae Clarkson, both of Burleson; three granddaughters, Christy McKinley, Bethany and Casandra Baker of Haltom City; and one nephew, Jackie Thomas Gillis of Burleson.

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Mary Etta (Parrish) Elrod
Mar 24, 1903 - Jul 23, 1993

Mrs. Mary Etta Elrod, 90, of Wortham, died July 23, 1993 in the Wortham Nursing Center.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard.
The Rev. Elmer Glazner will officiate. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas.

She was born March 24, 1903 in Dawson. She was a resident of Wortham for nine years, prior to that Dawson, Dallas and Palestine. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Grady Elrod, in 1964; and two brothers, Robert Harvey Parrish and Nealy James Parrish.

Survivors include one son, Mr. W. G. Elrod of Palestine; one daughter, Mrs. Del Hester of Richland; two sisters, Oley McAlister of Dawson and Emily Odom of Gholson; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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Rev. Weldon Rucker Drake
Jan 26, 1917 - July 20, 1993

Weldon R. Drake, 76, died July 20, 1993.

Services were Saturday in Greenville.

He was born Jan 26, 1917, in Greenville and graduated from Greenville High School. He attended East Texas State University, Baylor University, Texas Tech University and Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth. He pastored churches in Hunt, Grayson, Collin, Tarrant and Lubbock counties for 57 years. He served as the pastor at Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana for many years. He was a U.S. Army chaplain in World War II and taught in Lubbock public schools for 15 years. He married Francis Floyd in 1945 in Greenville. He also was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wolforth.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Joseph Stargel.

Survivors include his wife, Francis Drake; three daughters, Karen Holt of Wolforth, Susie Barnett of Long Island, N.Y. and Nancy Stargel of Slaton; two sons, Jimmy Drake of Alvarado and Jon David Drake of Amarillo; two sisters, Mrs. Keith Bearden of Greenville and Mrs. Roy O'Hara of Lone Oak; and seven grandchildren.

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Joe Dan Moody
Dec 20, 1939 - Aug 2, 1993

Joe Dan Moody, 53, of Potomac, Md., died Aug. 2, 1993, in Potomac.

Memorial services were held Wednesday in Potomac. Funeral services wil be 2 p.m. Friday at the Tapp Funeral Home in Sulpher Springs, with the Rev. Gene Gordon officiating. Burial will be in Sulpher Springs City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Tapp Funeral Home.

He was born Dec. 20, 1939, in Gilmer, Texas, the son of C.O. and Mildred Melton Moody. He was a 1958 graduate of Sulpher Springs High School and a 1962 graduate of North Texas State University. He married Julie Davis in Corsicana on Sept. 14, 1963. He was a helicopter pilot in the U.S.
Marine Corps, having served in Korea and Vietnam. He was a helicopter pilot in the Presidential Squadron During the Nixon Administration. He retired as a lieutenant colonel after 20 years in the Marines. He was director of Air Force Programs for the Martin-Marietta Corp. at the time of his death.

He was preceded in death by his father, C.O. Moody.

Survivors include his wife, Julie Davis Moody of Potomac; two daughters, Kathryn Moody and Kendy Moody, both of Potomac; his mother, Mildred Moody of Sulpher Springs; his mother-in-law, Mildred Davis of Corsicana; three sisters-in-law, Sue Youngblood and Mary Butler, both of Corsicana, and Wanda Craig of Seguin, four nephews, Gary Youngblood, David Youngblood and Scott Butler, all of Corsicana, and Harry Craig Jr. of Burney; and one niece, Cathy Leak of Kerrville.

Pallbearers will be Joe Ardis, James Moore, L.F. Bridges III, Charles Mack Randolph, Bill Dougan, Paul G. Westbrook, Bill Wyatt and Scott Butler.

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Raymond Joseph Kofnovec
Sep 24, 1953 - Aug 6, 1993

Raymond Joseph Kofnovec, 39, of Hubbard, died August 6, 1993.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard, with the Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating. Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Sept. 24, 1953, in Austin. He was raised in West and was a resident of Hubbard for two years. He was a mechanic. He was a member of st. Mary's Church of Assumption in West. He attended the Methodist Church in Hubbard.

He was preceded in death by his father, John R. Kofnovec, in March 1993.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. John Lillie Kofnovec of Bellmead; three sons, Joshua J. Kofnovec and Casey K. Kofnovec, both of Mount Calm, and Jeremy Hurst of Mineral Wells; two brothers, Johnny R.
Kofnovec Jr. and Gregory J. Kofnovec, both of Bellmead; and one sister, Kaye Mynar of Bellmead.

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James Welch Jr.
Feb 6, 1924 - July 30, 1993

James Welch Jr., 69, of Penelope, Texas, died July 30, 1993, in Dallas.

Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Sunday at the Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard, with Jimmy Sid Jones and the Rev. Earl Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

He was born Feb. 6, 1924, in Franklin, Texas. He lived 65 years in Penelope. He retired December 1980. He was a rural mail carrier. He was a member of VFW Post No. 4819 in West and the American Legion Post No. 0121 in West. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 530 in Hubbard and a member of the Rural Letter Carriers Association of McLennan County. He was a sergeant in the 11th Airborn of the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Penelope.

Survivors include his wife, Marcaline Welch of Penelope; one son, James
(Scooter) Welch of Fairbanks, Alaska; one daughter, Tamara (Tammy) Christian of Hillsboro; one sister, Emma Jayne Cordell of Itasca; four grandchildren.

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Troy Hudson
Sep 6, 1924 - Aug 1, 1993

Troy Hudson, 68, of Corsicana died Aug. 1, 1993 at his residence.

Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. B.C. Dugger officiating. Burial will be in the Wortham Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

He was born Sept. 6, 1924 in Coolidge and graduated from Coolidge High school in 1941. He served in the U.S. Army with the 552nd Anti-Aircraft Battalion during World War II seeing action in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, the Rhineland and Central Europe He attended Westminster Junior College in Tehuacana, Southern Methodist University and Southwestern Graduate School of Banking in Dallas. He was associated with the Mercantile National Bank of Dallas and the First National Bank of Amarillo. In 1961, he purchased controlling interest in the First National Bank of Richland where he served as president and chairman of the board of directors. In 1964, he was successful in moving the Richland bank to Corsicana where it became the Corsicana National Bank. He also served as its president and chairman of the board until he sold his interest in 1968. He was the owner and operator of Hudson Industrial and Oilfield Supply and Judson Drilling Company.
He was a member of the Methodist church and had lived in Corsicana since 1964.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Hudson of Corsicana; three sons and daughters-in-law, Troy Jr. and Wanda Hudson; Danny and Verna Hudson and Mike and Tish Hudson, all of Corsicana; one grandson, Daniel Blake Hudson of Corsicana; one sister, Evelyn Dement of Dallas; one nephew, John L. Hudson of Mexia; and one aunt, Ethel Hudson of Mexia.

Pallbearers will be Billy Blacklidge, Arthur Patrick, Willie Winters, Hartley Young, Gary Summerall and Jay Gatlin.

Members of the 552nd Anti-Aircraft Battalion "B" Battery will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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Eunice Huff-Waltemyer (Taylor) Domorad
Nov 15, 1920 - Oct 13, 1999

Eunice Taylor Domorad, 78, of Athens passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, in Athens.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Eastern Hills Church of Christ, with Lavele Layfield and David Mahan officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery in Navarro County.

Pallbearers will be Dwain Purselly, Clyde Cumbie, Ernest and Brient Lookabaugh.

Mrs. Domorad was born Nov. 15, 1920 in Runnells County to Wilson W. and Thena Mae Tramel Taylor. She had been a resident of Athens for 16 years. She was a member of Eastern Hills Church of Christ and was a volunteer at South Place Nursing Home. She loved to take care of people that were ill.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Bobbie Walemyer of Dayton, Nev.; daughters and son-in-law, Janet Clements of Granbury, Grace and Clifford Cook of Gilmer, Doris McCauley and Martha Dale, both of Dallas; sisters, Lena Hull of Quinlan and Vesper Layfield of Athens; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends and relatives.

Arrangements by Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home of Athens.

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Clifton "Pat" Sharrer
Feb 19, 1922 - Apr 1, 1993

Clifton (Pat) Sharrer, 71, of Overton, Texas, died April 1, 1993.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens, with Atwell Hankins officiating. Military graveside services will be in Prairie Point Cemetery. Family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

He was a retired electrician and a veteran of World War II, having served in the 36th Division. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart.

Survivors include his wife, Jimmye Sharrer of Overton; one daughter, Jennye Sharrer of Overton; one sister, Mildred Mayo of Kerens; two brothers, Earnest (Bo) Sharrer of Kerens and Leroy Sharrer of Houston; a number of nieces and nephews; and a number of aunts.

Pallbearers will be Keith Sahrrer, Robert Raney, Ray Sharrer, Curtis McClure, Brian Sharrer, Blair Nelson and Stan Mayo.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the 36th Division.

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Floyd David Mullens
Nov 12, 1931 - Apr 19, 1993

Floyd David Mullens, 61, of Fort Worth, died April 19, 1993

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in Prairie Point Cemetery.
The Rev. James Ansley will officiate. Paschal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Mullens of Fort Wroth; three sons, Nicky Mullens of Sulphur Springs, Paul Mullens of Springtown, Texas, and Paul Padgett; three daughters, Vicki Naisel of Lewisville, Leslie Bateman of New Braunfels and Debra Runyon; one sister, Joyce Waggonor of Burleson; two brothers, Siah Mullens of California, and Joe Mullens of Sherman; and nine grandchildren.

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Hazel Bernice (Deskin) Stringer
Mar 15, 1914 - Jun 3, 1993

Mrs. Hazel Bernice Stringer, 79, of Kerens, died June 3, 1993, at Memorial Hospital in Houston.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Paschal Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery.

She was a native of Kerens and had lived in Houston. She had lived in Kerens for the past 12 years. She was a member of the Bazette Baptist Church and was a retired cashier for the Houston Independent School District.

Survivors include her husband, William Barkley Stringer of Kerens; three sons, William Orville Stringer of Pasadena, Jackie Deskin Stringer of Houston, and Tommy Daniel Stringer of Houston; one daughter, Jo-Ann Furlow of Houston; one sister, Lucille Albritton of Kerens; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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Helen Mixon Killingsworth
July 31, 1909 - July 21, 1993

Helen Killingsworth, 83, of Corsicana; died July 21, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Thursday in the Prairie Point Cemetery, with John Kenner officiating. Services are under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including Betty and John Montfort and Marjorie Hay, all of Corsicana.

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Denver Lancaster
Sep 16, 1919 - Jul 25, 1993

Denver Lancaster, 73, of Kerens, died July 25, 1993, in Kerens.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens, with the Rev. L.L. Conner and the Rev. Paul Vick officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by one son, Donald Wade Lancaster; one granddaughter, Donna Lancaster; one sister, Faye Abbie; and his mother, Esterlee Lancaster.

Survivors include his wife, Marvine Lancaster of Kerens; one son and daughter-in-law, Jackie and Pat Lancaster of Eustace; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Pam and Larry O'Brien of Corsicana, Joy and Bruce Mitchell of Euless and July and C.H. Long of Canadian and Tammy Lancaster of Kerens; seven grandchildren; his father, Ben Lancaster of Athens; two brothers, Bob Lancaster of Kerens and Dan Lancaster of Athens; four sisters, Alicne Robertson, Nell Lancaster and Geraldine McGlaun, all of Kerens and Bennie Boone of San Antonio; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Keith Colvin, Dickie Robertson, Rodney Glasgow, Kenny McGlaun, Rickey Lancaster and Mike Lancaster.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Domino Players.

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Ernest Winter
Aug 19, 1924 - Jun 15, 1993

Ernest Winter, 68, of Arlington, died June 15, 1993.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He was born Aug. 19, 1924. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and a veteran of the US. Army, serving in World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Goldie Winter of Arlington; one daughter, Doris Reagan of Corsicana; one son, Charles Bennett of Arlington; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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George D. McCarter
Jun 7, 1914 - Jun 20, 1993

George D. McCarter, 79, of Corsicana, died June 20, 1993.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr.
David Hale officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home Monday between 6-8 p.m.

He was born June 7, 1914. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Northside Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Helen McCarter of Corsicana; one son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Elizabeth "Pannie" McCarter of Duncanville; three brothers, Jim O. McCarter of Navarro Mills and Harvil McCarter and Willie McCarter, both of Corsicana; one grandson, Jeff McCarter of Hugo, Okla.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be J.W. McKethan, Dan Griffin, Hugh Brewer, James Basham, Morris Farmer, Keith Farmer and Vernon "Binge" Farmer.

Honorary pallbearers will be Cliff Glasgow and Bobby Martin.

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Mary Alice "Nanny" Harris
Mar 12, 1921 - Jul 9, 1993

Mary Alice "Nanny" Harris, 72, of Barry died July 9, 1993 in Barry.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Don Sawyer and the Rev. Roger Teal officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat. Services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

She was born March 12, 1921 in Brownwood and was a member of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law June and Don Williams Sr. of Barry; a granddaughter and husband, Shelly and John Chapman of Barry; a grandson Donnie Williams Jr. of Barry; and two great-grandchildren, Katie Chapman and Zachary Chapman both of Barry.

She is preceded in death by her husband Mr. Floyd J. Harris.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cedar Lake, P.O. Box 809 Maybank, TX, 75147-0809.

Pallbearers will be Steve Crawford, Jerry Collier, Wayno Bonner, Terry Howell, Tommy Baumgartner and E.L. Gilliam.

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Dr. William Young
1899 - July 16, 1993

Dr. William Harvey Young died July 16, 1993 in Washington, D.C.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Connally Dugger officiating. Services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He was born in 1899 in Corsicana. He served in World War I at Officers' training School, Camp McArthur, Waco. He attended the University of Texas from 1917 to 1923 earning three degrees, a bachelor's in business administration and a master's. He was a professor of economics at Washington University in St. Louis and was awarded the George Eastman Fellowship in Economics at the Brookings Institutuon in Washington, D.C., where he received his Ph.D. in 1928. He was chief of the Bituminous Coal Section of the Bureau of Mines for 35 years. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, The Sons of the Republic of Teas, the Cosmos Club, and the Mount Vernon Place Methodist Church in Washington, D.C.

He is survived b his wife, the former Gladys Roughton Kinsolving; a brother, J. Albert Young of Waco; a step-daughter, Mrs. Herbert J. Miller Jr. of Boyds, Md., two grandsons, John K. Miller of Boyds, and William Grady Miler of Nacogdoches; and two great-grandsons.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Unidersity of Texas Ex Students Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 7278, Austin, Texas 78713-7278.

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Bryant Nelson Quinn, Sr.
Feb 20, 1901 - Jul 19, 1993

Bryant Nelson Quinn, 92, of Abilene, Texas, died July 19, 1993 in Abilene.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr., officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born in Iola, Texas. He attended Baylor University and graduated from Pharmacy School in 1920. Upon graduating he married Juanita Atkinson on Nov. 25, 1921. Their first home was Park Camps near Breckenridge where he practiced pharmacy. At Breckenridge he joined the Masonic Lodge and maintained his membership at the lodge through 1992.
After three years the family relocated to Dallas where he was pharmacist at the Adolphus Drug and Melrose Hotel and other area stores. In 1952 the Quinns moved near Corsicana and raised cattle until 1988. He moved to Abilene in 1989. He was a Shriner and a member of the Hella Temple of Dallas and a member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita; two daughters, Anita-B Quinn and Gloria Quinn Fox, and a sister, Willie Mae Pyle.

Survivors include, one son, Nelson Quinn of Abilene; three sisters, Louis Myrick of Dallas, Lillian Highnote of Wichita Falls and Vera Mitchell of Dallas; four grandchildren, Laurie Bracher of San Antonio, Bryant Quinn of Houston and Christie McFarland and Vicky Johnson of Dallas; and seven great-grandchildren.

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Ethelyn (Bonner) Stokes
Oct 29, 1919 - Jul 19, 1993

Ethelyn Stokes, 73, of Euless, died July 19, 1993, in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Bill L. Reed of St. Luke United Methodist Church and the Rev. James McKee of Memorial Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 29, 1919, in Augus.

Survivors include four sons, David Stokes of Cleburne, Ronald Stokes of Corsicana, Cary Stokes of Euless and Kevin Stokes of Merced, Calif.; two brothers, Lawrence Bonner and Clarence Bonner, both of Corsicana; one sister, Lorene McBride of Corsicana; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Scotty Stokes, David Hughes, Ricky Bonner, Bobby McNeely, Terry McNeely and Mike Stearman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Taylor, Christ Taylor, Todd Taylor and Ryan Stokes.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 500 West 3rd Ave., Suite No. 2, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Lewis Wayne Smelley
abt 1935 - Jan 25, 2013

Lewis Wayne Smelley, 78, of Houston passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Graveside service will be at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Richland Cemetery, Richland. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Milton Hayes "Butch" Rector
Jul 28, 1942 - Jan 26, 2013

Milton Hayes “Butch” Rector, 70, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.
Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Patricia Ann (Rash) Ellsworth
Aug 4, 1944 - Jan 25, 2013

Patricia Ann Rash Ellsworth, 68, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at her residence in Corsicana.

She was born on Aug. 4, 1944, in Corsicana to parents, C.A. and Johnnie Evelyn Rash.

She was a very loving sister and aunt, and took care of her nieces and nephews just like they were her own. They affectionately called her “Aunt Pat-Pat.” She worked for over 30 years in the business office at Navarro Regional Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her parents, CA (Shine) and Johnnie Evelyn Rash; and a nephew, Dayly Gee.

Survivors include her sister, Carolyn Badaracco of Frisco; brothers, Wayne Rash and wife Carol of Corsicana, and Chuck Rash and wife Mary Frances of Corsicana; nieces and nephews, John Ferguson and wife Jeanie of Frisco, Mark Ferguson and wife Tina of Plano, Erin Rash of Corsicana, Zack Rash of Corsicana, Macey Zahn and husband Miron of Frisco, Lacy Rash of Corsicana, and Kindelle Gomez and husband Tony of New Braunfels;
11 great nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Cox, Kenny Shimonek, Coy Hodge, Zachary Rash, Richard Rash and Miron Za’hn-Kedzierski.

Honorary pallbearer will be John Ferguson.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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