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Ester (Mahley) Pricer
Mar 30, 1900 - May 11, 1993

Ester Pricer, 93, of Azle, died May 11, 1993, in the Azle Manor Nursing Home.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Resthaven Memorial Park with the John Barber officiating. Services are under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Survivors include five sons, Thurman Pricer of Arkansas, Haskell Pricer of Fort Worth; Alvin Pricer of Barry, Dean Pricer of Graham and Olin Pricer of San Antonio; two daughters, Nettie Satterwhite of Virginia and Pat Smith of Corsicana; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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Leona Elma Dell (Kirven) Cagle
Dec 23, 1915 - May 15, 1993

Leona Cagle, 76, of Irving, died May 15, 1993 in an Irving Hospital.

Services were 2 p.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Terry Skinner officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove.

Survivors include one son, Calvin Cagle of Corsicana; one daughter, Mary Munoz; two brothers, Morris Graham and Wendell Graham, both of Floydada; six sisters, Lucille Barnes of Longview, Pearl Emert of Dourghty, Dolly Emert, Carmen Starkey and Irene Boatwell, all of Floydada; and Mildred Smith of Vidila, La.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Harold Dozier, Clyde Hollingsworth, Boyd Bryant, W.J.
"Skeeter: Richards, J.C. Mathers and Gene Armstrong.

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Zelma (Cephus) Armstrong
May 3, 1927 - May 15, 1993

Mrs. Zelma Cephus Armstrong, 66, of Corsicana, died May 15, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bethel A.M.E. Church.
The Rev. Billy Freeman will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park, under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Survivors include her husband, J.T. Armstrong of Corsicana; two daughters, Lessie Rea Hamilton of Houston and Wanda Jene Williams of Dallas; one step-son, Willie Henry Armstrong of Dallas; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother, William Cephus of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Melvin cephus, Glenn Cephus, Derick Williams, Fred Hamilton, Michael Duncan, Willie Smith, Harvey Smith and Afton Goff.

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Albert "Red" McBride
Jan 11, 1893 - May 15, 1993

Albert (Red) McBride, 100, of Corsicana, died May 15, 1993, at his residence.

Wake service will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, with the Rev. Alvin E. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Susie McBride of Corsicana; and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be nephews and deacons of the church.

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Wanda (Walton) Hubbard
June 11, 1941 - May 21, 1993

Wanda Hubbard, 51, of Whitney, Texas, died in Clifton, Texas, on May 21, 1993.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Corsicana.
Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park, with the Rev. Steve Smith officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hubbard Jr.

Survivors are her son, Robert F. Hubbard III of Retreat; two daughters, Michelle Marie Duncan of El Paso and Dianna Gail Mosley of Ennis; one brother, Frank Walton of Eureka Springs, Ark.; two sisters, Leota Denny of Phoenix, Ariz., and Roxie Rhoden of California; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jack Hubbard, Jimmy Don Norman, Dale Jordan, Neil Byrd, Frank Uresti and Loren Gullatt. Honorary pallbearer will Clint Joiner.

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Leo Gunning Palmer
July 22, 1904 - May 29, 1993

Leo G. Palmer, 88, of Corsicana, died May 29, 1993, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Dr. David Hale will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include two sons, Stanley Palmer of Grand Prairie, and Glynn Palmer of Point Comfort, Teas; five grandchildren; one brother, W.K. Palmer of Little Rock, Ark.; and one sister, Mrs. Nell Castles of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Jessie Chambers, Vic Howell, Jay Payne, Dick Rice, Carroll Boswell, H.M. Davenport, Albert James, Pete Hamilton and Leland Kattner. Honorary pallbearers will be Navarro County Shrine Club members.

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Travis Owens Jr.
About 1966 - Jan 2, 1993

Traves Owens Jr., 27, of the Samaria community near Kerens, died Jan. 2, 1993, in Samaria.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Samaria Baptist Church, with Brother David Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Samaria Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He had attended Kerens High school and was a professional welder.

Survivors include his father, Travis Owens Sr., of Kerens; five sisters, Tracy Owens, Loretta Owens and Mary Carter, all of Kerens, and Shirley Faulk and Gloria Melton, both of Corsicana; two brothers, Lewis Owens and Danny Owens, both of Kerens; and one grandparent, Willie Melton.

Pallbearers will be Carl Faulk, Randy Tolliver, Wayne Bluitt, Raymond Hall, Barron Hall and Jake Cope.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wallace Lindsey Thurston Lindsey, Otis Hall, Byron Lindsey, Henry Lindsey and Willie Hall.

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Eula Westbrook Haynes
July 20, 1909 - Mar 1, 1993

Eula Westbrook Haynes 83, of Kerens, died March 1, 1993, in Kerens.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Samaria Baptist Church in the Samaria Community with the Rev. Dmal Colbert officiating. Burial will be in the Samaria Cemetery under the direction of Brown Mortuary in Malakoff.

Survivors include one daughter, Lillie P. Carter of Kerens; and two sons, Charles Haynes of Corsicana and Richard Haynes of Detroit, Mich.;
15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Hannahrene Carter
Jan 27, 1923 - Apr 18, 1993

Hannahrene Carter, 70, of Kerens, died April 18, 1993.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Goodlow, with the Rev. Nathan Carter officiating. Burial will be in the Samaria Cemetery under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

She was a member of the Petersburg Baptist Church of Round Prairie.

Survivors include her husband, Jack Carter of Kerens; two daughters, Shirley Reagor of Tulsa, Okla., and Earnestine Bradford of Kerens; her mother, Beatrice Melton of Kerens; two sisters, Ardelia Smith of Corsicana and Eddie B. Sanders of Kerens; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Tinnis Manning, James Bradford, Roby Bradford, James Carter, Pete Hornbuckle and Carl Hornbuckle.

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Roy Castle
Aug 23, 1907 - Apr 18, 1993

Roy Castle, 88, of Kerens, died April 18, 1993.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the New Bethel Baptist Church in Goodlow, with the Rev. Charles Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Samaria Cemetery under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Survivors include one niece, Mae Overton of Fort Worth; two nephews, Arthur Castle and R.V. Castle, both of Fort Worth; and other relatives.

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Richard James Polk
Oct 15, 1933 - May 14, 1993

Richard Polk, 59, of Los Angeles, Calif., died May 14, 1993, at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrence, Calif.

Services will be 3 p.m. Thursday in the Samaria Baptist Church with the Rev. Nathan Carter officiating. Burial will be in the Samaria Cemetery under the direction of Scott Funeral Home.

He was a native of Corsicana and an electrician.

Survivors include his wife, Elmira Polk; one daughter, Regina Polk; two sons, James Polk and Mavis Polk; his mother, Ardelia Ponder Polk; eight grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other reltives.

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Evelyn D. Ickles
Dec 3, 1915 - May 17, 1993

Evelyn D. Ickles, 77, of Corsicana, died May 17, 1993, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Jim Anderson will officiate. The family will receive friends for visitation from 6 to 8 Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home.

She was born Dec. 3, 1915, in Corsicana. She was a member of Second Avenue Baptist Church and the Rebekah Lodge of Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. W. L. Ickles.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Floyd and Earlene Patterson, both of Corsicana; one son, Henry Lee Ickles of Waco; one sister, Sybil Taylor of Dallas; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Milton William "Bill" Barlow
July 22, 1900 - May 17, 1993

Milton W. "Bill" Barlow, 92, of Corsicana, died May 17, 1993, at his residence.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Mae Barlow; one daughter, Mary Louise Sawyer; and one son, Cortiss Barlow.

Survivors include five sons, Barney Barlow of San Benito, Calif., Fred Barlow of Chatfield, B.C. Barlow and Lester Barlow, both of Corsicana, and Curtis Barlow of Lubbock; one brother, Leroy Barlow of Corsicana; and three sisters, Normaree Robinson and Julia Marr, both of Corsicana and Kate Pate of Lubbock; 32 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and
14 great-great-grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be Leonard Dockery, J.P. Travis and Wes Barlow.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Mary Ruth Kirkpatrick
Mar 12, 1922 - May 19, 1993

Mary Ruth Kirkpatrick, 71, of Corsicana, died May 19, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Connally Dugger officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home.

She was born March 12, 1922, in Sweetwater, Texas. She was a teacher and a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary and the Warehouse Women's League.

Survivors include her husband, J.B. "Kirk" Kirkpatrick of Corsicana; two sons, Dr. John Roy Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., of Oakridge, Tenn., and Col. James William Kirkpatrick, M.D., of Fort Riley, Kas.; one daughter-in-law, Jerry Kirkpatrick of Fort Riley, Kas.; and one grandson, John William Kirkpatrick of Fort Riley, Kas.

Pallbearers will be Odel Stevens, Harrell Stevens, Doyle Rasco, Dewayne Rasco, HG. White III, Bill Bishop, J.W. Allen and Lloyd Huffman.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Navarro Unit. P.O.
Box 1236, Corsicana.

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Alyne Joyner
June 27, 1907 - May 23, 1993

Alyne Joyner, 85, of Corsicana, died May 23, 1993

Services were 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Revs. Jan L. White and Kenneth Bass officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born June 27, 1907, in Powell, a lifelong resident of Navarro County and a member of Wesley Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Joyner.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Frances Joyner of Corsicana; one sister, Addie Pearl Pinson of Corsicana; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Neal Crawford, Will Miller, Herb Wilcox, James Doolen, Ray Goldesberry and Dillard Ellington.

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Sarah Lena (Cates) Bradshaw
Nov 7, 1905 - May 28, 1993

Sarah Lena Bradshaw, 87, of Houston, died May 28, 1993, at her residence in Houston.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with the Rev. Otis Byers officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Everett Bradshaw Jr. of Caldwell, Texas, Gene Bradshaw and Sam Bradshaw, both of Houston; one brother, Charlie Cates of Cold Springs; one sister, Cleo Howard of Corsicana; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Juanita Mitchell
Nov 6, 1921 - June 6, 1993

Juanita Mitchell, 71, of Corsicana, died June 6, 1993 in Navarro County.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Oakwood Cemetery.
The Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate, Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Nov. 6, 1921 in Navarro County and was a member of Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Felix Mitchell of Corsicana; one son, and daughter-in-law, Willie and Sue Just of Corsicana; one daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Dean Bryant of Malakoff; one sister, Helen Denson of Corsicana; a step-mother, Gladys Dozier of Corsicana; one step-son, Willie Mitchell of Corsicana; a father-in-law, W.N. Mitchell of Corsicana; four grandchildren; and two nieces.

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Vera K. Grantham
June 30, 1912 - June 9, 1993

Vera K. Grantham, 80, of Corsicana, died June 9, 1993 in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Bass and Dr. Gus Farmer officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born June 30, 1912 in Taylor, La. She was a member of the Central United Methodist Church for 50 years. She retired from Sears after 20 years of service.

She is survived by her husband Gilbert Grantham of Corsicana; one brother, J.B. Henderson of Kilgore; three sisters-in-law; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Curtis Wilcox, Steve Terry, Lee Guillen, Seth Montgomery, Alton Schlemmer, Zack Boyd, Barney Thomas, Vernon Boyd, Bobby Grantham, Glynn Farmer, Carl Hall and W.M. Montgomery.

Honorary pallbearers are Claiborn Simpson, Norman Bryant and Ralph Tatum.

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Nora Annie Childers
Sep 2, 1893 - Jun 13, 1993

Nora Annie Childers, 99, of Corsicana, died June 13, 1993, at Twilight Nursing Home.

Graveside services were 2 p.m. Monday in Oakwood Cemetery, with Robert Alma officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Jesse E. Childers of Corsicana and J.C. Childers of Orange; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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Jimmy Morris
Sep 7, 1924 - May 7, 1993

Jimmy Morris, 69, of Corsicana, died May 7, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Roughton Funeral Home. Dr. David L. Hale will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 7, 1924, in Corsicana, and graduated from Corsicana High school in 1941. He was a member of the Texas Legislature in 1953 and 1954 and was the chief prosecutor for Navarro County for 20 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, spending 27 months overseas in India. He graduated from Navarro Junior College in 1948, and in 1950, he graduated form Baylor University School of Law. He served as prosecuting attorney for Navarro County from Jan. 1, 1955, to Dec. 31, 1974, longer than anyone in the history of Navarro County. He twice served as president of the Navarro County Bar Association and coached area youth sports teams for 10 years. He also was a football official for 10 years.

Survivors include his wife, Lola Maurice Morris of Corsicana; his son, Jim Morris of Corsicana; his daughter, Robbie Ann Williams of Corsicana; and six grandchildren, Amy Roby, Jacob Williams, Joshua Morris, Morgan Morris and Scott Morris, all of Corsicana, and Chris Morris of Arlington.

Pallbearers will be Rocky Arnold, Babe Willard, Eric Honza, Clyde Johnson, Rob Dunn, Johnny Chirafis, Bill McKie and Bryan Dunagen. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Bashaam, Louis Elliott, Bob Gladney.

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Jimmie Lou Rutherford
May 21, 1913 - May 9, 1993

Mrs. Jimmie Lou Rutherford, 79, Corsicana, died May 9, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born May 21, 1913, in Texas.

Survivors include her husband, Odie A. (Red) Rutherford of Corsicana; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Joan McClendon of Corsicana, Vera and Roy Abbott of Corsicana, and Vivian and Billy Lowe of Plano four grandchildren, Derrell McClendon of Hutchins, Mike Lowe of Plano, Brian Lowe of Mckinney and Donna Simmons of Corsicana; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mattie Paul and Mary Ross, both of Corsicana; and a host of nephews, nieces and friends.

Pallbearers will be Boyce Ross, Cloyd Thornberry, Willis Ray Ray Rutherford, Henry Keith Rutherford, Gary Wayne Dutton and Terry Joe Paul.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Cox and Greg West.

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William Dudley Cameron
Sept 30, 1906 - May 12, 1993

William Dudley Cameron, 86, of Corsicana, died May 12, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home, with the Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation from to 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

He was born Sept. 30, 1906, in Wortham. He was the retired owner of Cameron Hardware Store in Texas City. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Texas. He was a member of the Texas City Masonic Lodge No. 1118 A.F. and A.M.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Catherine Cameron of Corsicana; two sons, M.D. "Dave" Cameron of Corsicana and T.D. "Tom" Cameron of Austin; one brother, Walter Roger Cameron of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Faye Laws of Atlanta, Ga.; one grandson, Michael Blake Cameron of Marietta, Ga.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be A.C. Richardson, Charles Murphy, James Owen, Avery Miller, Jack Seymore and Bill Turner. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Higgins, Odie Pitts, Milton Miller, Buddy Canada, Vincent Schmitt and Art Busby.

Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 1615 Stemmons Fwy., Dallas, Tx 75207, or the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 510 West Collin, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Robert A. Jones
Oct 15, 1918

"Taps" For Robert Jones.

The remains of Robt. Jones, who was killed overseas in the world war reached here last night and the funeral over the remains took place from Sutherland Undertaking Parlors this morning at 10:30, with interment in Oakwood. Rev. F.N. Calvin officiated and at the close of the service taps were sounded.

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Two Soldiers To Be Buried.

The remains of Willie Greer of Eureka, and of Robt. Jones of Corsicana, both of whom were killed overseas, will arrive here tonight.

The remains of Robert Jones will be buried tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock from the Sutherland undertaking parlors, and that of Greer will be buried at Eureka tomorrow afternoon at 5 o’clock.

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Edna (Riley) Smith
Oct 13, 1888 - Oct 13, 1918

Died In East Corsicana

Mrs. Edna Smith, wife of O.O. Smith died at the family home on East Tenth Avenue at 3 o'clock this morning after a brief illness of pneumonia, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 5 o'clock. The deceased is survived by her husband and three children.

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Dr. Richard Henry "Harry" Gowan
1872 - Oct 10, 1918


Richard Henry "Harry" Gowan
Photo not part of obituary

Remains Came Today

The remains of Harry Gowan reach here from Mussel Shoal, Ala., at 10 o'clock this morning and the funeral followed from the home of the deceased at corner of West Third and North thirteenth street. with interment in Oakwood. The services were conducted by the Rev. Ilion T. Jones and there were many beaugiful floral and a good attendance at the last sad rites.

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HARRY GOWAN DEAD.

Passed Away Yesterday at Mussel Shoals, Alabama.

A telegram reached here just after noon today saying that Harry Gowan, a well known young man here, had died at Mussel Shoals, Alabama, last night. A telegram came yesterday to his mother, Mrs. Louise Gowan, announcing his illness and she left last night to be with her son.

As soon as the message of his death came today, Rev. Ilion T. Jones and Mr. W. P. McCammon telegraphed to Mussel Shoals directing that the body be shipped here and a telegram was also sent to Memphis, Tenn., in an effort to reach his mother there.

The deceased was reared in Corsicana, his father having been a prominent dentist here many years ago. Besides his mother he has numerous relatives in Corsicana, Mrs. S. W. Hamilton and Mrs. L. B. Story, both residing on West Seventh avenue, being his aunts. The deceased was a member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. He was quiet in demeanor but during his life-time residence here had many friends who esteemed him most highly for the exemplary life he had led.

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No News From Remains of Harry Gowan

The telegram that came here yesterday announcing the death of Harry Gowan, stated that if no reply was received to the telegram in twenty-four hours the body would be buried there. As soon as the telegram reached here it was turned over to Mr. Sutherland and he at once telegraphed the undertaker at Sheffield, Ala., to ship remains and draw on him for costs of embalming, coffin, etc. Mr. Sutherland also had the First State Bank to telegraph the Sheffield undertaker guaranteeing his responsibility, but so far no reply has been received from the Alabama undertaker, and Mr. Sutherland is fearful that the body has already been buried. The telegram sent to Mrs. Gowan in an effort to intercept her at Memphis, Tenn. Reached her all right, and she will return to Corsicana this afternoon.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Oct 12, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Harry Gowan was a dentist working in Muscle Shoals, Alabama toward the end of World War I. He died in the influenza pandemic. He never married.

Marceline Ophelia "Cissy" Price
Aug 17, 1926 - June 15, 1993

Marceline "Cissy" Price, 66, of Longview, died June 15, 1993, in Longview.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

She was a former resident of Corsicana.

Survivors include three daughters, Nikki McCurdy of Bryan, Rikki Elmore of Longview and Jill Motley of Beckville; one sister, Johnnie Turner of Kilgore; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Scott McCurdy, Tim McCurdy, Ken Elmore, Lance Elmore Marc Derflinger and Shane Turner.

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Earl Bush Rhodes
Feb 24, 1901 - May 7, 1993

Earl Bush Rhodes, 93, of California, died May 7, 1993, at St. Frances Medical Center in Lynnwood, Calif.

Funeral services will be noon Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church, with the Rev. Vernon Cooks officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

A native of Corsicana, he was retired from Bethlehem Steel. He was a member of Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Pattie Bradley and Martha Johnson, both of California; one son, cornett Rhodes of California; and a host of grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

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James David Curry
Sept 28, 1906 - May 27, 1993

James David Curry, 86, of Dallas, died May 27, 1993, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Eastside Church of Christ with Brother Willie Wilmore officiating. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Survivors include five daughters, Willie Frances Branch of Carson, Calif., Juanita Pearl Brown of Fort Worth and James Ola Nelson, Betty Fields and Annie Jean Robinson, all of Dallas; two sons, Hubert Curry and Sammie L. Curry, both of Dallas; 26 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren one brother, Sylvester Curry Sr. of Big Sandy; one brother-in-law, Hubert Bailey of Corsicana; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Sims of Corsicana and Dorothy Mae Curry of Big Sandy.

Pallbearers will be Larry Curry, Willie Earl Curry, Paul Yeldell, John Wallace, Thomas Fields Jr. and Anthony Lee.

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Wilma Dellams Thomas
Oct 23, 1894 - June 10, 1993

Wilma Dellams Thomas of Corsicana, died June 10, 1993 at Mel Haven Convalescent Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wesley Chapel C.M.E. Church with the Rev. John Bethel officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was a retired teacher for C.I.S.D.

Survivors include cousins and friends.

Pallbearers will be the brothers of the church.

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Jeffous Nollie
May 10, 1927 - June 14, 1993

Jeffous Nollie, 66, of Corsicana, died June 14, 1993, at his residence.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin Chapel Church of God Christ, with Elder David Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Scott Funeral Home.

He was a truck driver for Oil City Iron Works for many years, and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Estella Nollie of Corsicana; one daughter, Clara Pullen of California; one son, Robert Nollie of Corsicana; two step-children, Billy Small of Corsicana and Mary Chandler of Dallas; two sisters, Edna Mae Barlow and Gracine Gibson, both of Dallas; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be James Bonner, Leo Gunnell, Clyde Chambers and Elvern Lusk.

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William D. Carroll
June 20, 1925 - June 14, 1993

William D. Carroll, 67, resident of San Francisco died June 14, 1993, at the Veterans Administrative Hospital in San Francisco.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Corsicana with the Rev. Phyllis Davis officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements are with Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Sunday visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m.

He was a member of the Bethel A.M.E. in San Francisco and a member of Bayview Lodge No. 64. He is also a World War II Veteran of the United States Air Force. He retired from Hunters Point Shipyard.

He is survived by five brothers Arthur L. Carroll of Corsicana, Rossye O. Carroll of Las Vegas, Elmer Carroll of Houston, Vern Carroll of Dallas, one sister Shirley Wynn of Rowlett, and one aunt Ella Carroll of Dallas.

Pallbearers are Wardell Allen, Marvin Carroll, Curtis Carroll, Stephen Carroll, Thearon Carroll and Rossye Carroll Jr.

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Lillian Elizabeth Dixon
abt 1904 - Jan 6, 1993

Lillian Elizabeth Dixon, 88, of Corsicana, died Jan. 6, 1993, at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, with Mike Wood officiating.
Burial will be in Birdston Cemetery. Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

She was a former resident of Houston.

Survivors include one nephew, Jim Pillans of Bryan; four nieces, Elizabeth Ann Hudson and Marjorie Weathersby, both of Corsicana, Wency Holasek of West, and Martha Enfield of Pleasanton;

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Doris Eula (Turner) Brown
abt 1921 - Jan 24, 1993

Doris Turner Brown, 71, of Streetman, died Jan. 24, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Officiating will be Brother Stand Osborne. Burial will be in Birdston Cemetery.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Streetman, a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Streetman Ladybug Club.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Rebecca Brown of Athens; one daughter and son-in-law, Roxinel and Michael Bass of Sweeny; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nehpews.

Pallbearers will be Terry Turner, Eston (Buddy) Turner, Marc Turner, Marcus Turner, Michael Bass and Troy Bass.

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Nautie Lee Compton
Oct 6, 1918 - May 28, 1993

Nautie Lee Compton, 74, of Streetman, died May 28, 1993, in a Wortham nursing home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Streetman, with Stan Osborne officiating. Burial will be in Birdston Cemetery. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Earl Compton of Garland and Jim Compton of Streetman; one daughter, Sue Hudson of Medford, Oreg.; one brother, Junior Blanchard of Cookson, Okla.; one sister, Ila Mae Morris of Campbell, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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Charles Ferguson "Fergie" DuBose
July 15, 1921 - June 6, 1993

Charles Ferguson (Fergie) DuBose, 71, of Corsicana, died June 6, 1993 at Park Row Nursing Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Burial will be in Birdston Cemetery in Streetman under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

He was preceded in death by one son, Charles R. DuBose.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen Bottoms of Navarro and Kathy Peek of Mesquite; one sister, Rexachd Roberts of Tyler; four grandchildren, Jason Bottoms of Mesquite, Amy Hopkins of Nacogdoches and Kelli and Chesley Peek of Mesquite; one great-grandchild, Brendan Hopkins of Nacogdoches; one nephew, Ronnie Roberts of Winkler; and a number of cousins.

Pallbearers will be M.R. Bottoms, Van Bottoms, Buck Hodge, Coy Hodge, Gary Ferguson, W.M. Montgomery and J.R. DuBose.

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Gordon Alexander "Bert" Carroll
Sep 4, 1912 - Jun 19, 1993

G.A. (Bert) Carroll, 80, of Streetman, died June 19, 1993, at Fairview Manor Nursing Home.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with the Rev. John McCord officiating. Burial will be in Birdston Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Edith Carroll of Streetman; one son, Donald Carroll of Streetman; two daughters, Danne Vandver of Ennis and Sherri Minze of Streetman; one brother, C.V. Carroll of Streetman; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Kerry Vandiver, Steve Vandiver, Jeff Minze, Jody Minze, Gene Minze and Bret Carroll.

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Perry Preston Graham
June 6, 1926 - Feb 26, 2013

Perry Preston Graham went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 from his home in Azle.

Perry Preston Graham was born to John Allen Graham and Mary Eva
(Ashcraft) Graham on June 6, 1926 in Lindale. Preston was the youngest of five children and the only son of his parents. He was raised in a farming family, but was destined to use his bright mind. He was the valedictorian of his senior class.

World War II claimed the attention of many of those graduates. Preston served in the Horse Cavalry during WWII. Most of his service was in Japan. After the war, Preston enrolled at Baylor University where he would later meet a young lady from Michigan. Preston married the love of his life, Lois Hyde, on May 24, 1952. They celebrated their 60th anniversary last year as he was leaving to go to rehabilitation, having suffered a stroke on the 19th of May. Preston and Lois were both educators with several degrees from Baylor University. Preston received his PhD in education and Lois had two master's degrees. He and Lois began their teaching careers at Eagle Pass, serving in many Texas cities, including Roane, Corsicana, Waco, Angleton and Dallas, before retiring from the Port Arthur and Port Neches Independent School Districts in southeast Texas. Lois had been a school counselor for years while Preston was the chief administrator over the special education program for the Port Neches School District. Preston and Lois have been devoted Christians and members of New Hope Baptist Church of Boyd, where Preston faithfully taught the senior adult Sunday School class until he could no longer attend because of their failing health. Preston was also a denominational leader with the BGCT, serving as Vice President of the Texas Baptist Men in 1976. During the 70's and 80's he served regularly as a Lay Renewal Coordinator, organizing visiting volunteers to assist the growth and spiritual development in hosting churches. His Christian witness will live on through the many lives that he has touched during his life. He was a wonderful father and father-in-law and an attentive grandfather to his six grandchildren. He was a faithful and loyal friend and benefactor to several students, making it financially possible for them to get their higher education.

He is survived by his children, Gail Graham Edwards and Page Graham, both of whom live in the DFW Metroplex area; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 at White's Azle Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 at New Hope Baptist Church. Interment will be 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Damacus Cemetery, Lindale, Texas.

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Addie Ruth (French) Cook
Feb 28, 1936 - Feb 25, 2013

Addie Ruth Cook, 76 of Athens, passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 in Athens. She was born Feb. 28, 1936 in Navarro County to Leonard and Sulleta French. She operated and volunteered at The Litter Box (Humane
Society) in Athens for many years. She enjoyed gardening. She had many things she loved to do but cooking and dinner with her friends was one very dear to her heart. She also had a great enjoyment of reading and she had an astounding amount of books in her library.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Peter Cook; son Joe Cook; grandson Seth Howard and brother Ted French.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandy Howard and husband Garry of Athens; grandchildren, Jesse Howard, Luke Howard and wife Krissy, Joelisa Cook, and great-grandchildren Lucas and Lili Howard, and Alexander Gibson. Numerous nieces and nephews are left to cherish her memory as well.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow at Brushie Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Garry Howard, Jesse Howard, Luke Howard and Rodney Monroe.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Eva (Craddock) Cobb
May 8, 1866 - Oct 27, 1939

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. T.M. COBB MONDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. T. M. Cobb, pioneer Corsicana, who died in Montgomery, Ala., Friday, were held Monday morning at 11 o'clock from the family home, 1226 West Third avenue, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Cobb was the widow of the late T. M. Cobb, pioneer merchant of Corsicana.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Thomasine Cobb McGehee, Montgomery, Ala.; Mrs. Sammie Speaks, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Hattie Wright, Henderson; Mrs. Eva Gamewell, Handley; Mrs. Jamie Howard, Christoval, and Mrs. Katherine Dykes, New Mexico; a son, Young Cobb, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. G. Elliott, F. B. McKie, Abb Douglass, Ben F. Blackmon, Albert Frey, Charlie Batchlor, Will Taylor, J. S. Millerman and Hood Cheney.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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MRS. TOM COBB DIES IN MONTGOMERY, ALA.; BURIAL HERE MONDAY

PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN PASSES AWAY AT HOME OF DAUGHTER

Mrs. Tom Cobb, pioneer resident of Corsicana, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Thomasine Cobb McGehee, in Montgomery, Ala. The body is scheduled to arrive here sometime Sunday. Mrs. Cobb was the widow of the late Tom Cobb, pioneer businessman of Corsicana.

Funeral rites are planned from the family home, 1226 West Third avenue, Monday morning at 11 o’clock. The services will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church. Interment will be made in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. McGehee, Montgomery, Ala., Mrs. Sammie Speaks, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Hattie Wright, Henderson; Mrs. Eva Gamewell, Handley; Mrs. James Howard, Christoval; and Mrs. Katherine Dykes, New Mexico; a son, Young Cobb, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be A. G. Elliott, F. B. McKie, Abb Douglass, Ben F. Blackmon, Albert Frey and Hood Chaney.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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Albert Vories Kirkland
Mar 3, 1903 - July 21, 1993

Albert V. Kirkland, 90, of Mendocino, Calif., died July 21, 1993, in Carmichael, Calif.

Masonic graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Boardtree Cemetery near Pursley, with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born March 3, 1903, in Texas. He was a veteran who served in the 36th Division.

Survivors include one sister-in-law, Pauline Kirkland of Freeport; a niece, Lynn Beverly Lewis of Fanibel, Fla.; a nephew, Paul Kirkland of Ridgewood; two step-daughters, Charlott McLaughlin of Sacremento, Calif.
and Harriett O'Neal of Colma, Calif.; and Elwin Culver of Washington D.C.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

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Laverne "Bunchie" Rich
Dec 30, 1929 - Aug 10, 1993

Laverne "Bunchie" Rich, 63, of Fort Worth, died Aug. 10, 1993.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday in Black Hills Cemetery, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Dec. 30, 1929, in Navarro County. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucille Cook and Lena Ruth Farmer, and one brother, Melvin Rich.

She is survived by one sister, Louise Stover of Fort Worth; two brothers, Calvin Rich of Corsicana and Alvin Rich of Rockwall; a sister-in-law, Madell Rich of Corsicana; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Carlyne Wilma (Eldridge) Day
Oct 19, 1928 - Sept 15, 1993

Carlyne Day, 64, of Corsicana, died Sept. 15, 1993, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the Black Hills Cemetery in the Black Hills Community, with the Rev. Edward Kline officiating. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home.

She was born in Milton, N.H., on Oct. 19, 1928.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Avis Libby.

Survivors include her husband, Forrest Erwin Day of Corsicana; four sons and daughters-in-law, Verne and Mary Day of Corsicana, Earle and Tamera Day of Fort Worth, Phillip and Eileene Day of Middleton, N.H., and Steven and Georgia Day of Corsicana; two daughters and a son-in-law, Deborah and John McGahan of Corsicana and Tammy Hartman of Fort Worth; one brother, Carlton Eldridge Jr. of New Hampshire; three sisters, Ruby Weeks, Evelyn Peare and Barbara Randall, all of New Hampshire; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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Mary Ruth (Byrd) Jackson
Nov 19, 1916 - Feb 23, 2013

Mary Ruth Byrd Jackson, 96, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 in Athens.

She was born Nov. 19, 1916, in Corsicana to the late Walter and Bliss Nevada Hunt Byrd. She was a 1935 graduate of Corsicana High School. Mary moved to Athens in 1947. She retired from Vassarette of Munsingwear, Inc. after a 35 year tenure. She was a 57 year member of Central Baptist Church.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Ray Jackson on Dec. 7, 1965, an infant brother Billy Byrd, brother Charles Byrd and sister Margie Little.

Survivors include son Ernest Ray Jackson and wife Keitha of Arp; daughter Mary Crossley and husband Kenneth of Conroe; sister Christian Williams, Corsicana, grandchildren Diane Jackson and husband Paul Twomey, Lori Jackson and husband Tim Ehmke, Michelle Crossley and husband Manny Angulo, Brent Crossley and wife Brandie; great grandsons Ross Ward and Alex Crossley; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles Parker officiating. Family will greet friends at the funeral home 12:30 p.m. until service time Tuesday.

Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.

Pallbearers will be Brent Crossley, Peter Little, Alex Crossley, Paul Twomey, Ross Ward, Tim Ehmke.

If desired, memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, P O Box 590, Athens, Texas 75751.

Arrangements by Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.

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Annabelle (Pyle) McHenry
Aug 23, 1927 - Feb 23, 2013

Annabelle McHenry, age 85, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana. She was born Aug. 23, 1927 in Campbell, Mo. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home. Memorial graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Oakwood cemetery with Mr. Don Tyra officiating.

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Betty Ruth (Watson) Miller
May 6, 1935 - Feb 26, 2013

Betty Ruth Miller, age 77, of Dawson passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Waco at Hillcrest Baptist Hospital. Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat. Services arranged by Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

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Allen Davis Beasley
Oct 14, 1937 - Sep 19, 1993

Allen Davis Beasley, 55, of Ellicott City, Md., died Sept. 19, 1993, at his residence.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the Oakwood Cemetery, with Randy Daugherty. Services will be under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

He was a district manager of Morton Salt Co. He was formerly of Kerens and Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by one son, Alen Beasley Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Johnye Kay Beasley of Ellicott City, Md.; one son and daughter-in-law, Clint and Paula Beasley of Elllicott City, Md.; one daughter, Sally Kay Beasley of Ellicott City, Md.; one daughter-in-law, Michele Beasley of Houston; his mother, Ann Andolser of Malakoff; one brother, Don Alton Beasley of Fort Worth; one sister, Rita Field of Kerens; three grandchildren, Coryn Beasley and Allen Beasley III, both of Houston, and Zachary Beasley of Ellicott City, Md.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Howard County Hospice Services, 5537 Twin Knolls Road, Room 433, Columbia, Md., 21045.

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Viola (Andrews) Odom
Aug 4, 1906 - Sept 20, 1993

Viola Andrews Odom, 87, of Corsicana, died Sept. 20, 1993, in Corsicana.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 4, 1906, in Navarro County. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, M. L. Odom.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Art Overturf of Odessa; one brother, G.H. Andrews of Corsicana; one sister, Lena Roberson of Corsicana; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Cpl. Jeffrey Lee Nevius
Feb 9, 1973 - Sep 20, 1993

Cpl. Jeffrey Lee Nevius, 20, died Sept. 20, 1993, in California.

Memorial services will be held by the military at Camp Pendleton in California for all four service men lost in the incident. Local services are pending at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 9, 1973. He graduated from Mildred High School in 1991.

Survivors include his wife, Lance Cpl. Star Nevius; 3-month-old daughter, Ashlyn Nicole; his parents, Cindy and Jon Tewes of Navarro and Michael and Patti Nevius of Fort Worth; one sister, Micaela Marie Nevius of Navarro; and his grandparents, Clyde and Betty Bulen of Lewisville and Doris and Merle Nevius of Navarro.

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William James Butters
Jan 2, 1919 - Sept 28, 1993

William James Butters, 74, of Corsicana, died Sept. 28, 1993

Graveside memorial services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in Oak Wood Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He was born Jan. 2, 1919 in Schnectady, N.Y. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. He also served as the Former QuarterMaster of the Corsicana V.F.W. Post No. 3366. He was a retired accountant.

Survivors include two sons, Bruce A. Butters of Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. and Dayton L. Butters of Homer, Alaska.

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R. W. "Red" Smith
Aug 11, 1913 - Oct 3, 1993

Longtime Corsicana business owner R.W. "Red" Smith died Sunday, Oct. 3 in Corsicana.

Smith was born in Edgewood, Texas on Aug. 11, 1913 and later graduated from Edgewood High School. He was married to his wife Lou, on April 12, 1940.

The couple moved to Corsicana in 1945, and Smith began operating a Conoco "Service" Station on the Corner of West Seventh Avenue and 15th Street. He later took over managing a station at 1445 West Second Ave., until he retired in 1973.

While operating the service stations, Smith believed in customer service offering full service with a car vacuum, window washing and tire check with complete service.

After retiring in 1973, he often helped his son, Phil Smith, who owns a local pharmacy, by delivering prescriptions and with general help around the store. In 1990, he finally "retired" to spend his time at home with his family.

Smith was very active in the Corsicana community serving on the Administrative Board at the First United Methodist Church and several committees at the church. He was his Sunday school president and a regular usher for early services. He also helped prepare food for the couples' class on Wednesday evenings.

He also served on the Board of Directors at the House of Refuge where he volunteered and helped when needed. According to family members, he called it his "pet project," but volunteered many hours of time.

Smith also was very active in the Kiwanis Club where he was a chartered member.

Survivors include his wife, Lou Smith of Corsicana; one son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Nancy Smith of Corsicana; two grandsons, Chris and Stuart Smith, both of Corsicana; and three sisters, Vonnie Coursey of Pyote, Dorothy Goodwin of Fort Worth and Virginia Hughes of Dallas.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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R.W. "Red" Smith, 80, of Corsicana, died Oct. 3, 1993 in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Connally Dugger officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 11, 1913 in Edgewood. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and married his wife, Lou on April 12, 1940. He was a retired gas station owner. He was a member of the Administrative Board at First United Methodist Church and a member of the board of the House of Refuge.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Perry and Docia Smith and Murph Smith; and one sister, Clo Chambers.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lou Smith; his son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Nancy Smith of Corsicana; two grandsons, Chris Smith and Stuart Smith, both of Corsicana; three sisters, Vonnie Coursey of Pyote, Dorothy Goodwin of Fort Worth and Virginia Hughes of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Liston Herod, Adam Garcia, Wilson Griffin, William "Bill" Patrick, James Griffin, Lynn Sanders, Jr., Lewin Johnston and Tom McLendon.

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Earnest Paul Fulton
Sep 3, 1919 - Sep 11, 1993

Earnest Paul Fulton, 74, of Hubbard, died Sept. 11, 1993, in the Olin E.
Teague Veterans Medical Center in Temple.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard, with the Rev. Bruce Carpenter and the Rev. Elmer Glazener officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. THe family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Wade Funeral Home.

He was born Sept. 3, 1919, in Lone Cedar. He has been a resident of Hubbard since 1938 and has been self-employed for the past seven years. He spent 29 years as an auto-mechanic with Weatherby Ford in Hubbard. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Hubbard V.F.W. He married Lurena Hammer Dec. 6, 1941, and served at a trustee of the Hubbard United Methodist Church where he was a member.

Survivors include his wife, Lurena Fulton of Hubbard; three sons, Eugene Fulton of Hubbard, Don Fulton of Stephenville and Harry Dean Fulton of Waco; two sisters, Letha Minatree of Corsicana and Adelia Elder of Dallas; three grandchildren; and one-great grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Ray Hammer, Chris Fulton, Leonard Coker, Edward Fulton, Doyle "Slick" Fulton, Kenneth Suddeth and Russell Coker.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Minatree, Glyn Hammer, Edward Wilson, Ray Elder, Lotus Hammer, Ted Hammer, Dan Hammer and Leonard Snider Jr.

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Elma Lorene (Perry) Redding
Sept 25, 1905 - Sept 14, 1993

Elma Lorene Perry Redding, 87, of Palestine, died Sept. 14, 1993, in Palestine.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard, with the Rev. Elmer Glazener. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Wade Funeral Home.

She was born Sept. 25, 1905, in Dialville. She was raised in Hubbard and was a resident of Palestine for the last 10 years. She was a retired cosmetologist from Walgreen's in Houston where she lived for many years. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include one son, James Perry Redding Sr. of Palestine; one daughter, Duella Sue Templet of Palestine; one sister, Bessie Estelle Roome of Palestine; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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Samuel Eugene Stewart
Oct 23, 1942 - Sep 15, 1993

Samuel Eugene Stewart, 51, of Belton and a former resident of Corsicana, died Sept. 15, 1993, in the Scott and White Hospital in Temple.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday in the Northside Cemetery in Belton.

He was raised in Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Blood Stewart of Belton; two daughters, Shanon Splain and Cynthia Lary, both of Belton; and three grandchildren.

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Phyllis Matlock Smith
Apr 12, 1911 - Sep 19, 1993

Phyllis Matlock Smith, 82, of Grand Prairie, died Sept. 19, 1993.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Charles Hough III officiating. Burial was in Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington under the direction of Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home in Grand Prairie.

She was born April 12, 1911, in Frost to pioneer Texas physicians, John W. Matlock, M.D., and Robbie Davis Matlock, M.D. She was a graduate of Texas Women's University and Columbia University in New York. She taught school in at Sanderson, Midland and Corpus Christi. In 1938 she married E. Carlyle Smith.

Survivors include, three sons and daughters-in-law, Carlyle and Ouida Smith of Grand Prairie, Steve and Alice Smith of Houston and Stan and Donna Smith of Las Cruces, N.M.; five grandchildren; four sisters, Clifford Matlock of Denton, Miriam Saunders of Corpus Christi, Exa Matlock of Conroe and Joyce Mitchell of Austin.

Memorials may be made to St. Andrews Episcopal Church.

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Ruby B. Morgan
Oct 21, 1898 - Sep 19, 1993

Ruby B. Morgan, born October 21, 1898 in Rice, Texas, passed away Sunday, September 19, 1993. Preceded in death by her husband, Dan A. Morgan, Sr. Survived by daughter, Kathryn Long; sons & daughters-in-law, Dan A. Jr. & Peggy Morgan, Joe M. & Catie Morgan; sister, Queene Aylward; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Services 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 22, 1993. RESTLAND MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Leta Graham officiating. Interment Restland Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Golden Cross Society, in care of First United Methodist Church of Dallas, 1928 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201.
RESTLAND - Greenville Ave. at Restland Rd. 238-7111

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Marian Hooper
May 1, 1932 - Sept 15, 1993

Marian Hooper, 61, of Blooming Grove, died Sept. 15, 1993.

Funeral services were held on Saturday at Trinity Assembly of God Church in Cedar Hill. Pastor David Smith officiated.

She was born May 1, 1932. She was a graduate of Baylor University. She was youth director at Cliff Temple Baptist Church and then began teaching Dallas. She was in elementary education, counseling at T.W. Browne Middle School and Lenore Kirk Hall. Many students have been successful in their lives because of her influence. She lived her life to the fullest having traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad to see God's creation. Because of her many of her friends have a deeper meaning of life and the beauty of God's world. She would want us to say "This is the day the Lord has made, let us be glad in it."

She is survived by her family Marjie Cleveland, Billie and Flavin Arseneau and Donald McLachlan.

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Arthur Jones
abt 1902 - June 27, 1993

Arthur Jones, 91, of Corsicana died June 27, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at St. John Baptist Church with the Rev. Anthony Lee officiating. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

He was a member of St. John Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.
He was the grandson of Henry P. Jones, one of the founders of Corsicana.

Survivors include two daughters, Carrie Jones Carr and Jacquelyn Jones Block, both of Ohio; one son, Willie Arthur Jones of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two favorite cousins, Earline Mitchell of California and Doretha Gibson of Corsicana; and one uncle, Bishop Jones of California.

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Jessie Lee Young
Feb 10, 1909 - Jun 28, 1993

Jessie Lee Young, 68, of Dallas, died June 28, 1993, at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Paul Curry officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Scott Funeral Home.

She was a member of South Central Baptist Church of Dallas where she served as Sunday school teacher and Mission Society president.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Young Chatman of Corsicana and Edna Young of Dallas; three sons, the Rev. Clifford Young of Corsicana, Billy Young of Waco and Earl Young of Dallas; 11 grandchildren; 13 grandchildren; one sister, Irene Batts of Waco; one brother, Charles Bolts; and one aunt, Alverse Bluitt of Dallas.

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Fannie Mae Smith
Aug 29, 1911 - Jul 2, 1993

Fannie Mae Smith, 81, of Corsicana, died July 2, 1993 at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center in Corsicana.

Wake services will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the 13th Avenue Christian Church with the Rev. W.D. Hines. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Bettye Evans, Ruby Nollie, Delores Cook, Margaret Smith and Johnnie Martin, all of Corsicana; two sons, Allen L. Giles of Dallas and Luther Smith II of Virginia Beach, Va.; 34 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Allen George and Booker T. George, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Elvern Lusk, Ossie Henry, Walter George, William George and Ronnie Hood.

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Georgia Mae Brewer
Dec 9, 1912 - July 6, 1993

Georgia Mae Brewer, 80, of Corsicana, died July 6, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake services will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dairy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary

Survivors include two daughters, Mary McHenry of Corsicana and Mildred Johnson of Temple; one son, Mason Walker Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mabel Jones of Corsicana, Ruby Peace of Albuquerque, N.M. and Josie Collins of San Antonio; and many other relatives.

Nephews and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Alice Mae (English) Hervey
Nov 27, 1918 - Jul 20, 1993

Alice Hervey, 74, of Corsicana, died July 20, 1993 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake services will be 7 to 8 p.m., Sunday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Monday at Second Mission Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Curry officiating. Burial will be in Wood Land Cemetery.

Survivors include, five sons, L. T. Hervey of Ft. Worth, Oliver Syrus Jr. of Tulsa, Okla., Willie Hervey, Ray Charles Hervey and John Wayne Hervey, all of Minneapolis, Minn.; four daughters, Pearl Ruskin of Dallas, Ruby Lee Knowles and Bobby Jean Hervey, both of Minneapolis and Alma Grace Hervey of Corsicana; 41 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Roebertha Carrenton and Bertha Davis, both of Minneapolis, Teasie Mae Hayes of Vernon, and Clara Syrus of Fairfield; two brothers, Floyd English of Minneapolis, and Cleveland English of Ennis.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Carrie Rhoden
abt 1915 - Aug 19, 1993

Carrie Rhoden, 78, of Corsicana, died Aug. 19, 1993 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Kingdom Hall with Eddie Murphy officiating. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery under the directing of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn L. McClain and Marilyn J. Rhoden, both of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, Annette Rhynes of Marlin, Debra Gardner, Loretta Jackson, Rosetta Jackson, Beverly Jackson, all of Corsicana, Michael Jackson of Waco, Tyrone Jackson of Childress; 25 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Ruth Bray of Los Angeles, Calif.

Pallbearers will be Donald Rhynes, Xerxes L. Sanders, Michael Jackson and Robert Hawkins.

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Elva Jean (Kirk) Chapman
July 23, 1951 - Jan 30, 2013

Elva Jean Chapman, 61, passed away in Dallas Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.

Elva was born in Corsicana on July 23, 1951, to Floyd and Mary (Fields) Kirk. She grew up in Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School. She went on to Sam Houston State University and Midwestern State to receive her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Science. In July 1984 she married Bobby Chapman and they made their home in Waxahachie.

Elva worked for Navarro County with the Juvenile Justice, she was the chief Juvenile Probation officer in Ellis County and the Deputy Juvenile Director in Dallas County. She was a member of the Ellis County Cowboy Church. She enjoyed her work, but most of all her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Chapman; son, Jason Chapman and his wife Sharon; three grandchildren, Hailey, Shelby and Preston Chapman; her parents, Floyd John Kirk Sr. and Mary (Fields) Kirk; brother, Floyd Kirk Jr.; mother-in-law, Lilly Chapman; nieces, nephews and friends, including her furry friends, Maggie and Sophie.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

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Annie Lou (Long) Griggs
May 25, 1900 - Jan 15, 1993

Annie Lou Griggs, 92, of Corsicana, died Jan. 15, 1992, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Frost Cemetery with the Rev.
Dale Rose officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of services.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Fred Langridge of Dallas; several nieces and nephews.

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Erma Nelleen (Ivy) Williams
Feb 18, 1911 - Feb 18, 1993

Erma Nellen Williams, 82, of Corsicana, died Feb. 18, 1993 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the Frost Cemetery with Jan White officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Lee Williams of Corsicana; one daughter, Virginia Williams of Corsicana; one sister, Ruby Tekell of Hillsboro; and several nieces and nephews.

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Mary Icy (Cook) Sheppard
Feb 6, 1909 - Mar 10, 1993

Mary Icy Sheppard, 86, of Corsicana, died March 10, 1993 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Bill Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Scottie and Peggy Malone of Corsicana; four sisters, Doris Smith of Dallas; Ruth Rivers of Cedar Creek Lake, Bessie Compton of Waxahachie and Lessie Baird of Waco; three grandchildren, Gary Malone of Lancaster and Pam and Larry Hodge of Corsicana; and four great-grandchildren, Bryan and Brent Hodge and Bobby and Kevin Malone.

Pallbearers will be H.V. Andrus, Bill Dean Talley, Chester Bonner, Hugh Parrish Jr., Gerald Nichols and Curtis Pike.

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Vivian Mae (Lane) Frederick
Dec 27, 1902 - Aug 2, 1993

Vivian Lane Frederick, 90, of Ennis, died Aug. 2, 1993, at the Oddfellows and Rebekah Home in Ennis.

Services were 1 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove, with Marvin Moore officiating. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

She was a former resident of Frost.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Frederick; two sons, Ferrell and Thomas Ray Frederick, and one grandchild, Allen Frederick.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Shirley Frederick of Barry three daughters and sons-in-law, Frances and C.L. Green of Garland, Alice and Don Connell of Arlington and Emma Helenthal of Oviedo, Fla.; two sisters, Annie Laura Suddeth of Waxahachie and Johnie Sims of Weatherford; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Dan Green, Glen Frederick, Terry Zang, Dennis Moore, John Helenthal and Matthew Helenthal.

Honorary pallbearers are Mark Helenthal and Luke Helenthal.

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Frankie Maurine (Simmons) Dortch
Feb 11, 1924 - Aug 29, 1993

Frankie Dortch, 69, of Frost, died Aug. 29, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church of Frost, with the Rev. Dale Rose officiating. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Survivors include three sons, J. L. Dortch of Manvel, James Dortch of Houston and G.E. Dortch Jr. of Dallas; one daughter, Mrs. Donnie Norrell of Frost; four grandchildren, Shannon Morris, Mickey Norrell, Tracey Yabarra and Penny Norrell, all of Frost; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jack Dortch, Charles Dortch, Wallace Wilbanks, Billy Hargrove, Cliford Townsend and Leon Crawford.

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Melody Joy (Skinner) Gentry
Sept 4, 1962 - Feb 19, 2013
 

Mrs. Melody Joy Gentry, age 50, of Ocean Springs, Miss. died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in Ocean Springs.

Melody was a native of Corsicana and a resident of the coast for the past 12 years. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, aunt and grandmother and was loved by many.

She was preceded in death by a son, Heath Skinner and her father, Ronald J. Skinner.

Survivors include her husband of 13 years, Steve W. Gentry of Ocean Springs, Miss.; daughter, Allyson (Bachir) Tourkzi of Deltona, Fla.; two sons, Austin Gentry and Logan Gentry, both of Casselberry, Fla.; mother, Janis (Jim) Ware of Crowley, Texas; two brothers, Mitchell Sanches of Azle and Andy Sanches of Haslett; and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, and Saturday, Feb.
23, 2013 from 1:30 to 3 p.m., all at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Home.

On Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, there will be a 3 p.m. chapel service in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Crestlawn Memorial Park.

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Terry Knox Tate
May 12, 1948 - Feb 20, 2013

Mr. Terry Knox Tate, age 64, of Corsicana passed away at his residence Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. He was born May 12, 1948 in Corsicana to Ollie Knox Tate and Janice Culberson Tate.

He worked as a counter at the Navarro County Association of Disabled Citizens for over 30 years. Terry was a charter member and co-founder of the organization. He loved spending time with the members of the Special Ministries Class at First Baptist Church. He was an avid reader of the Bible and loved his time spent at church. He loved sports and won many medals in the Special Olympics. Terry also enjoyed listening to rock and roll music, especially Elvis and was well versed in movie and television history. While attending Corsicana High School he was very active in the 4-H Club.

He was preceded in death by his father, O.K. Tate, step-father, Cecil Bailey and sister, Mary Tate Sanders.

He is survived by his mother, Janice Tate Bailey; brother James Glen Tate and wife, Kay; nieces: Caron Burris and husband, Keith, Kimberly Benefield and husband, Phillip and nephew, James Cosco and wife, Linda; great nieces; Courtney, Emma and Madison Burris; Tiffany, Ashley and Angel Benefield and Haley Cosco and great nephews; James Cosco IV, Patrick and Ryan Slifer.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Danny Reeves and Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Members of the Special Ministries Class of First Baptist Church of Corsicana, Gene Weber and Frank Brown will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the Special Ministries Class at First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Debra Kay "Debbie" (Barham) Woods-Pittman-Armstrong
Aug 25, 1958 - Feb 19, 2013

Debra Barham Armstrong, 54, fought a courageous battle with cancer and very peacefully went to be with the Lord early morning Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.

She was born in San Antonio on Aug. 25, 1958 and was raised in Blooming Grove, graduating with honors from Blooming Grove High School in 1976. Debra took various accounting and computer classes at Navarro College, and worked at Chem Lab Products Inc., The Walsh Group in Malakoff, Enviva Health Services for Dr. Kal Shwarts, Monitronics International Inc. in Dallas, and Today Homes in Corsicana through her lifetime.

Debra loved her family more than anything, and her two grandchildren were so precious to her. She had a strong bond with her dog, Llano “Boo,” and also loved her many granddogs. She sincerely loved all animals, and was very passionate about her work with the Navarro County Humane Society. She loved arts and crafts, and was very creative and talented, not only with a computer, but enjoyed painting, woodwork, and creating beautiful, custom jewelry designs. During the warmer months, she truly loved being outside planting flowers and creating beautiful landscaping in her yard.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joy Elaine Ballew and William “Sonny” Barham; very recently her brother, Gary Barham; and Mary Loretta Barham, grandmother, Herman Barham, grandfather, and Cassie Morgan, grandmother.

Debra is survived by her husband, Mike Armstrong, son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Elaine Woods; son Jeffrey Pittman; daughter Chrystal Pittman; son Cole Armstrong; grandchildren Sydney and J.C. Woods; mother-in-law Judy Armstrong; and two brothers-in-law, Dale and Joann Armstrong of League City, Texas, and David and Carol Armstrong of Las Vegas.

Debra’s life will be celebrated in a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at First Baptist Church Blooming Grove, where she was a member.

Flowers are welcomed, but in lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make donations in her name to local pet organizations The Humane Society of Navarro County or Project Pawz, Lynn Gatlin.

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Brenda Joyce (Brown) McDade
abt 1962 - Feb 20, 2013

Brenda Joyce Brown McDade, 50, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at her residence. Visitation will be 12 noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Wake will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at Freedom Fellowship Church, 917 S. 17th St., Corsicana. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 also at the church with Minister Jessie Williams officiating.

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Florence Carmen (Black) Peabody
Jun 11, 1910 - Apr 11, 2012

Mrs. Florence C. Peabody, 101, of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Twilight Home in Corsicana. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Curtis Gilbert officiating.

Interment will follow at Oakwood cemetery.

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Edith (Phillips) Cates
Apr 2, 1907 - Aug 29, 1993

Edith Phillips Cates, 86, of Corsicana, died Aug. 29, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

She was born April 2, 1907, in Texas. She was a lifelong resident of the Corsicana area and a member of the Fundamental Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Marie Autry of Corsicana; her niece, Doris Cagle of Corsicana; two sisters-in-law, Margie Phillips of Corsicana and Cleo Howard of Corsicana; one brother-in-law, Charlie Cates of Snyder, one aunt, Mrs. J.B. Scott of Corsicana; a number of other nieces; and one nephew.

Pallbearers will be David Phillips, Floyd Burns, Earnest Ward Jr., Erwin Phillips, Leon Phillips and Bill Barnes.

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James H. Lee
Nov 18, 1920 - Sept 1, 1993

James H. Lee, 72, of Athens, Texas, died Sept. 1, 1993, in Athens.

Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in Oakwood Cemetery. Dr. David Hale will officiate. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Nov. 18, 1920, in Corsicana. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service where he worked fo 38 years.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Lee of Athens; two sons, James H. Lee Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M., and Michael J. Lee of Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren; his father, Robert H. Lee of Longview; two brothers, George Wayne Lee of Longview and Robert Carl Lee of Gladewater; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Willie Braly  [Willie B. (Braly) Neese]
Apr 14, 1897 - Sept 2, 1993

Mrs. Willie Braly, 96, of Grand Saline, Texas, died Sept. 2, 1993 in Grand Saline.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Royce Turner of Lawrence Springs Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home.

She was born April 14, 1897 in Kerens. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

She is survived by three daughters, Lucille Camp of Austin, Christine Power of Newport Richy, Fla., and Edna Burnett of Fruitvale, Texas; two sons, Marvin Neese of Whitney and Melvin Neese of Austin; 19 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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William Neely Clark Womack, Jr.
abt 1918 - Sep 14, 1993

W.C. Womack, 75, of Temple, Texas, died Sept. 14, 1993, in Temple.

Services were 2 p.m. Thursday in Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. James McKee officiating. Corley Funeral Home was in charge of directions.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

He is survived by three sisters, Lena Jo Mitchell and Vivian Wheat, both of Austin, and Sarah Platt of Corsicana; one sister-in-law, Mary Womack of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Robinson, Curtis Penny, Norbel Coker, Dewey Scruggs, Hershel Hunter and Buck Seal.

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Shelley Lou (Salter) Watkins
Dec 17, 1957 - Sep 14, 1993

Shelley Lou Salter Watkins, 35, of Corsicana, died Sept. 14, 1993.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana with the Rev. John Conley and Dr. David Hale officiating. Services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

She was born in Toledo, Ohio on Dec. 17, 1957. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society and a committed member of the Women's Club House Association

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Mack Watkins of Corsicana; two daughters, Ashley Jourdan and Lane Alexander, both of Corsicana; her father, Verne Salter of Charlevoiz, Mich.; her mother, Dusty Thompson of Marietta, Ga.; one sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Gary Cripps of Marietta Ga.; one brother, Rob Salter of Marietta, Ga.; and her grandmother, Thelma Salter of Bradenton, Fla.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Navarro Unit, P.O. Box 1236, Corsicana, Texas, 75151.

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Bobbie Boyte
Aug 18, 1916 - Sep 16, 1993

Mrs. Bobbie Boyte, 77, of Corsicana, died Sept. 16, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Clyde Franks officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 18, 1916, in Corsicana and was a member of the Church of God.

Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Sanders of Corsicana; Danny Joe Boyte of Mexia and Ricky Lynn Boyte of Athens; two daughters, Kathryn Schultz and Judy Kay Reeves, both of Corsicana; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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