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Oma Marie (Renfro) Wilson
Nov 3, 1926 - Jun 10, 2013

Oma Marie Wilson, 86, of Carrollton, TX, went to be with her lord and savior on Monday June 10, 2013.

She was born to the late John and Georgia Renfro on Nov. 03, 1926, in Kernes, TX. She married the late Caril West in 1943, together they had 3 daughters and 2 sons. She later met and married John Davis Wilson and with this union two sons were born.

Marie worked at General Aluminum where she retired after 29 years of employment. She was an active member of Miracle Tabernacle Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years.

Marie was preceded in death by daughter Carolyn Blankenship; sons JL and Robert West and Charles Wilson; and 8 brothers
Left behind to cherish memories are daughters Glenda Mason and Patricia Aguilar and son Johnny Wilson, fourteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Operation Kindness Animal Shelter, Carrollton, Tx.

A viewing will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Rhoton Funeral Home in Carrollton. The funeral service is on Friday at 10.a.m. with the burial to follow.

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June (Barnett) Rogers
Apr 5, 1920 - Jun 21, 2013

June Barnett Rogers, 93, of Corsicana passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. She was born April 5, 1920 to Wade and Lillian Barnett in Ardmore, Okla.

June was married to her late husband, David Crockett Rogers for almost
50 years. He passed away in 1986. June was everything a wife, mother and grandmother should be. She was loving, kind, compassionate and wonderfully nurturing. She cherished her family; she baked for them, sewed for them, and grew a flower garden for them. She worked as a waitress for many years in order to be self-sufficient and care for her family. In her later years June spent many hours caring for the elderly.
She was happiest when surrounded by her loving family.

June was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, her husband, and one of her sons, Jerry David Rogers, and her daughter, Sonja Howard.

She is survived by her son Ronald L. Rogers and wife, Joyce of Mena, Ark.; her grandchildren; Lori Fulton and husband, Kevin of Corsicana, Chris Hartwig of Mena, Ark., Kayla Reed of Corsicana, Timmy Howard of Corsicana, Lisa Starkey and husband, Jesse of Corsicana, Doug Rogers and wife, Judy of Gainesville, Windy Jordan and husband, David of Phoenix, Ariz., Rodney Rogers and wife, Susan of Orlando, Fla., Misty Rogers and Shawn Rogers of Tulsa, Okla., Gina Taylor and husband, Jay of Teague, and Paulette Campbell and Ronnie Doucet both of Louisiana. June is also survived by 35 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 24,
2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June, 25 2013 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Mark Luera officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Pallbearers will be Ruben Frye, Max Hartwig, Danny Howard, Donald Ray Howard, Jason Starkey and Josh Starkey. Honorary pallbearers will be David Allen Howard and Doug Rogers.

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Clyde Woodrow "Woody" Johnson, Jr.
abt 1955 - Jun 22, 2013

Woody Johnson, 58, of Kerens, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the ETMC Hospital in Fairfield.

Woody is survived by his wife, Janet Johnson of Kerens; daughter, Marie Johnson of Kerens, daughter and son-in-law Stacy and Chad Kent of Buffalo; sons, Robert and Justin Johnson both of Kerens; four grandchildren, Alyssa Boles of Kerens, Jacob Boles of Mabank, Tiffany and Briar Kent both of Buffalo.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Paschal Funeral Home.

Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Kerens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Mike Beatty, Gary Johnson, Chuck McLeod, Don Harris, Derek Diaz de Leon, Kelly Kilcrease and John Harris.

Paschal Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Don Elder Woolf
Oct 25, 1931 - June 25, 2013

Don Elder Woolf, 81, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday morning, June 25, 2013 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. The only son of Noel and Billie Kincer Woolf, he was born Oct. 25, 1931 in Electra, Texas.

After receiving his education in Ft. Worth schools he attended Texas Tech University where he was a member of the Geology Club and a charter member of Sigma Chi fraternity. Stationed in Germany he served our country with the U.S. Army. He was the beloved husband of Carlene Westbrook Woolf whom he married on June 15, 1963, in Kerens and they were blessed with 50 happy years together. Living in various places in the states and Canada, he spent most of his working career in the petroleum industry, first with Baroid and then Dresser Atlas. His life was characterized by faith, integrity and humility. He was an ordained deacon of the Baptist church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Noel and Billie Woolf.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carlene Woolf of Corsicana; sister, Christine Hewitt and husband Roy of Hutto; sisters-in-law, Nelda Westbrook and Becky Haynie of Corsicana; aunt, Dorothy Woolf of Bowie; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a big host of friends.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Danny P. Reeves and Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Kerens City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Partain, Loran Seely, Lance Cook, Landon Cook, Logan Cook, and Lawton Cook.

Honorary Pallbearers will member of his Sunday School Class.

Memorials contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 510 W. Collin, Corsicana, Texas 75110 or to the Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 276, Corsicana, Texas 75151.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Fernando Botello
May 30, 1969 - June 24, 2013

Fernando Botello, age 44, of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 24, 2013 in Corsicana. He was born May 30, 1969 in San Luis Potosi Mexico to parents, Agustin Botello and Eufemia Herrera.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He was employed with Stewart Motor Company for 20 years as an automobile detailer. He was everything a husband, father, son, brother, and a friend should be. He was loved by all, and every time you would see him he would always have a smile.

He was preceded in death by his father, Agustin Botello.

He is survived by his wife, Maria Leticia Botello of Corsicana; sons, Fernando, Jr. and John Botello of Corsicana; mother, Eufemia Herrera Botello; brother, Cristobal Botello; mother-in-law, Gloria Contreraz; aunt, Marina Perez; uncles, Eliazar, Mario, Cornelio, and Eduardo Botello, all of Corsicana.

Rosary services were held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Jason Cargo officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Ora Lee (Bentley) Crawford-Bonner
Jan 3, 1920 - Jun 18, 2013

Ora Lee Bonner went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Country Meadows Nursing Home in Corsicana at the age of 93. She was born in Corsicana on Jan. 3, 1920 to the late Henry Bentley and Velma Washburn Bentley. She attended Corsicana schools and graduated Corsicana High School, class of 1940.

Ora Lee was one of the first women from Navarro County to join the Navy Waves. She served during World War II as a Yeoman in the submarine training facility in Chicago. Ora Lee was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1945 and returned to the Corsicana area, where she lived and worked the remainder of her life.

Ora Lee was Office Manager at Texas Miller Products (Hat Factory) in Corsicana, having helped open the business when it was first established in Corsicana and retired after having worked there 40-plus years.

Ora Lee wed Clarence D. Bonner on July 7, 1948, and they made their home first in Angus and then Eureka for the past 52 years. They enjoyed 64 years of marriage.

Ora Lee was a long time member of First Baptist church in Corsicana and was a Sunday School teacher for many years in the Senior Adult area. She also was one of the first members of the Solid Rockers choir and enjoyed traveling with the group and singing praises to her Lord.

Ora Lee also loved to travel. She wanted to see as much of God's wonderful creation as possible and meet as many people and make friends everywhere she went.

Ora Lee is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Etha Hand and Norma Thomason, brother Hubert Bentley, sons Larry Gene Bonner and two stillborn sons, sister-in-law Ethelyn Stokes, brother and sister-in-law Lawrence Bonner and wife Martha, brothers-in-law Freddie Bonner, James Thomason and Jack Bartholomew.

She is survived by her husband Clarence Bonner of Eureka, daughter Bonnie McNeeley and husband Bobby of Eureka, grandson Terry McNeeley and wife Marie of McKinney, granddaughter Regina Rogers and husband William of Tehuacana. Ora Lee is also survived by great-granddaughers Alex Garcia of Tehuacana and Chloe McNeeley of McKinney, sisters-in-law Lorene McBride and husband Mac (W.E.), and Doris Bonner all of Corsicana, brother-in-law Cliff Thomason of Palestine as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of Country Meadows Nursing Home for the loving care that they gave Ora Lee the past seven months and the kindness they demonstrated to her family. They showed true concern and compassion as well as commitment to making Ora Lee's stay as comfortable as possible and showed that they were doing more than just "their job."

The family also wishes to thank her very special roommate Paulette Johnson, who was so much more than just a roommate to Ora Lee, and who gave of herself, watched over Ora Lee and loved her like a sister, making Ora Lee's last few months so much more pleasant and meaningful.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Rev. Danny Reeves and Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. There will be no graveside service. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Stella Faye (Jones) DuBose
Nov 11, 1926 - June 22, 2013

Stella Faye DuBose, 86, of Denton, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013.

She was born on Nov. 11, 1926 in Greenville, to Bob and Emma Jones.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ray DuBose Jr.

Survivors include her daughters, Peggy Land of Garland, and Judy Allen and Denise Durrance, both of Denton; brother, Raymond Jones of Ohio; grandchildren, John Land, Jerry Land, Angela Lummus, Tom Land, Robert Land, Chris Allen, Michael Durrance and Matthew Durrance; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Birdston Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Birdston Cemetery, P.O. Box 156, Streetman, TX 75859.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Maj. Wilmer Edwin Latta, USAF Ret.
Dec 26, 1922 - Jun 27, 2013
 

Wilmer E. Latta peacefully passed away at home Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the age of 90 surrounded by family. He put up a brave fight against bladder cancer for close to a year. Wil was born Dec. 26, 1922 in Burket, Ind., to Edwin R. and Rosa Anna (Clabaugh) Latta. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, and was very much loved.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Betty L. Robison.

Wil attended high school in Warsaw, Ind. where he was very active in sports and graduated in 1941. After graduating, he proudly served his country in the United States Air Force on the Pacific Front during World War II from 1942- 1946, the Korean Conflict 1951-1953, and remained in the Air Force Reserves until 1972 attaining the rank of Major. He was also a member of the American Legion. He worked as a Kroger Manager in Muncie, Ind. and set up various stores for the company in different cities. It was at this time that he met the love of his life, June, and they married Jan. 10, 1951 in Muncie, Ind. They were blessed with 62 wonderfully happy years together.

Wil attended Ball State Teacher's College receiving his teacher's degree as well as attaining a Master's degree. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He taught math and coached various sports at McKinley Jr. High in Muncie, Ind. While there, he was honored for developing an Independent Study Program for math students. In 1973, he moved to Kerens with his family. His teaching career continued at Collins Middle School in Corsicana where he was the first to develop and integrate computers he purchased to teach math students. He remained at Collins for 10 years. Later Wil taught geography at Navarro College. He ran a leather and tack manufacturing business from 1953 to 2007. He also worked on his horse and cattle operations in Indiana and Texas with the help of his wife and children. Wil was hard-working, industrious, and artistic while loving to work with his hands. Many people loved to drop by his Western Store in Kerens not only to purchase merchandise, much of which he designed and made himself, but to hear him tell of his many lifelong experiences. He recently wrote an autobiography for his family to read and enjoy.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Brett and wife Barbara, Bart and wife Sharon, a daughter, Kim all of Kerens, three grandchildren, Megan (and spouse Chris) Posey of Kerens, Corporal Dylan Latta U.S. Army stationed in Alaska, and Julie (and spouse Brian) Werner of Bentonville, Ark., and four great-grandchildren: Alexis Latta, Colton Posey, Mason Werner, and Blake Werner. He has two sisters, Dolores M.
Smith of Garden City, Mich., Phyllis J. Kirkendall of Warsaw, Ind., brother-in-law, Harley G. Robison of Oswego, Ind. and one sister-in-law, Joan Haggard of Losantville, Ind., a niece and several nephews, and special friend Bennie Emmons of Grand Prairie.

Pallbearers will be the Air Force Honor Guard. Honorary Pallbearers are Jim Bob Ivey of Kerens and Bennie Emmons.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Cedar Lake Home Health and Hospice for their dedication and compassion while caring for our loved one, as well as all the prayers from friends, family, and community.

Visitation will be Monday, July 1, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Military Graveside Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the Kerens City Cemetery with Rev. Charles A. Reese officiating.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the following: Kerens Veterans Memorial Fund, c/o KESA, P.O. Box 5, Kerens, TX 75144.

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Leroy "Sonny" Roberson
Died Jun 29, 2013

Leroy "Sonny" Roberson passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. Visitation was from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2013 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Greater Wilgo Baptist Church with Pastor Arthur Faulk officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Kenneth Corbin Lewis
Jan 7, 1938 - Jun 24, 2013

Kenneth Corbin Lewis, 75 of Kerens, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013 at his residence in Kerens. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the Kerens Cemetery.

Kenneth Corbin Lewis was born Jan. 7, 1938 in Round Prairie, Texas.

Kenneth owned and operated Farmers and Ranchers Supply in Kerens for 30 years along with farming and ranching. He enjoyed watching his girls show heifers and steers and also made it possible for others to participate in stock shows. He loved watching his grandsons play baseball and coaching from his car.

He was preceded in death by his parents Marie Smith and Gano Lewis and his brother Marvin Lewis.

He is survived by Sandra Lewis, daughter Donna Darby and husband Joe, daughter Leslie Leerskov and husband Kevin, daughter Raquel Glicksman and husband Kyle, grandsons Kenny Darby, Dusty Norris, Dakota Norris and Sloan Glicksman, granddaughters Danika Griggs, Brooke Darby, and Chloe Cate Glicksman, and great-granddaughter Liv Darby.

His is also survived by his brother Lonnie Lewis and sister Caroline Stovall and husband Ted and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Kerens Friends of Youth Fund c/o A.L.
Atkeisson, 1099 NE CR 3020, Kerens, Texas 75144.

Paschal Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Alice (Lavelle) Herrin
Nov 13, 1913 - Feb 11, 1980

Alice Herrin

Services for Alice Herrin, DeSoto, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Byrum Funeral Chapel in Lancaster with the Rev. Edgar Terrell officiating. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery in Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband, R. B. Herrin and one brother, Roger Lavelle, of DeSoto.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly - Thursday, Feb 21, 1980
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o R. B. Herrin

Laura Elizabeth (Everett) McGlohen
Feb 18, 1895 - Feb 13, 1980

Mrs. McGlohen

Services were at 11 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Elizabeth McGlohen, 84, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Haltom General Hospital in Haltom City.

Claude Holcomb officiated, with burial following at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 18, 1895 in Angus and had lived in Corsicana 80 years.

She was a nurse and member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include one son, William A. McGlohen, of Fort Worth; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Ruth Steele, of Hurst; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Wanda McGlohen of Corsicana, four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ben Acock, Terry Brown, Richard Everett, Robert Young, Aubrey Young and Melvin Hardin.

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  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly - Thursday, Feb 21, 1980
  • w/o Macon Alfred McGlohen; d/o Enoch D. Everett & Elizabeth (Fuller) Everett
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Louis M. Morgan
Aug 7, 1912 - Jan 11, 1979

L. M. Morgan

Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for L. M. Morgan, 66, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday morning at Twilight Nursing Home.

Burial was at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Fannie Morgan of Corsicana; two sons, Bobby Morgan of Logan Port, La. and Chester Morgan of Huntsville; three daughters, Mrs. Edith Collier of Cold Springs, Tex., Mrs. Mary Parker, Richland and Mrs. Ruth Taylor of Corsicana; two brothers, Andrew Morgan of Jacksonville and Roe Morgan of Midlothian; two sisters, Mrs. Christine Douglas of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Nellie Abcock of Rusk; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly - Thursday, Jan 18, 1979
  • h/o Fannie B. (West) Morgan
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Elbert Hiram Brown
1903 - Jan 3, 1979

Elbert Brown

Funeral services were Friday at 2 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Elbert Brown, 76, native of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in the Veterans Hospital in Waco.

The Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated and burial was in Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Elbert Brown of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Nadine Hughes of Garland; one brother, Boyd Brown of Murchison; and one sister, Mrs. Josie Brown also of Murchison.

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Willie Mosiah “Bill” Murphey
Jan 13, 1913 - Oct 4, 1985

W. M. Murphey

W. M. “Bill” Murphey, 72, of Corsicana, died Friday in Buffalo.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home, with the Rev. B. W. Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

He was a resident of Corsicana for 37 years and served in the Navy during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eunace Bryant Murphey of Corsicana; four sons, Billy Murphey of Corpus Christi, L. W. Murphey of Denton, Hamilton Alexander of Dallas, and Paul Alexander of San Angelo; seven daughters, Mrs. Helen Hawkins and Joyce Eubanks of Corsicana; Rose Collins of San Antonio; Pauline Noble of Denton, Marie Osburn of California, Ruth Reynolds of Louisville, and Ruby Yates of Arkansas.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Letha Leora (Melton) Starks
Sep 18, 1887 - May 11, 1968

Mrs. S. M. Starks

Mrs. S. M. Starks, 80, resident of Corsicana for 72 years, died Saturday in Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Tennessee.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Northside Baptist church with the Rev. James Dammon officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband of Corsicana; three sons, C. M. “Buddy” Starks, Corsicana; Thurman and Kelton Starks, both of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Gilbert Stubbs and Mrs. Clayton Chase, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. George Porter, McKinney; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank Melton, Houston; and three sisters, Mrs. F. H. Washburn and Mrs. J. V. Lazaris, both of Corsicana and Mrs. Ethel Evans, Houston.

Grandsons were pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Leslie Kelton and deacons of Northside Baptist Church.

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Leta Mae (Highnote) Lynd
Jan 31, 1887 - Nov 11, 1964

Friday Rites For Mrs. Lynd

Funeral services for Mrs. Leta Mae Lynd, 77, native of Navarro county, who died in Memorial hospital Wednesday, were held Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Native of Retreat, Mrs. Lynd had resided in Corsicana most of her life.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. W. T. McKee, Corsicana, and Mrs. O. W. Weihs, San Antonio; two nieces, Mrs. George Weinschel, Corsicana, and Mrs. Scott W. Myers, Beaumont, and a nephew, Ralph Pugh, Iago.

Pallbearers were Ben Blackmon, Hubert Braselton, Dave Kelton, Ed M. Polk, John Corley, W. D. Lamb, Gwen Highnote and Joe Tate.

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Addie Elizabeth (Gideon) Renfrow
Oct 1, 1888 - Aug 19, 1982

Addie Renfrow

Addie Renfrow, of Corsicana, died Thursday in Navarro Regional Hospital. She was 93.

Service is 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Corley Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. David Hale officiating. Gurial in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mrs. Renfrow was a native of Ellis County and had lived in Corsicana for 66 years. She was a Baptist.

She is survived by two daughters, Cleo Kessinger, of Corsicana and Ruth Sutton, of Burleson; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Rev. Frank Harold Burleson, Sr.
Dec 25, 1883 - Dec 17, 1953

Minister’s Rites Friday Morning

Funeral services for Rev. F. H. Burleson, 70, Baptist minister, 2101 West Fifteenth avenue, were held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Corley chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert L. McKissack, Teague, and Rev. Harold Nichols, Corsicana, Baptist ministers.

The Rev. Mr. Burleson died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning following a stroke suffered Sunday at the Cedar Creek Baptist church at Pickett, where he was preparing to deliver a sermon, it was announced.

The minister, a native of Freestone county, was licensed to preach in 1923.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; six sons, Frank Burleson, Hobbs, N. M.; Newell Burleson, Ennis; Hop and Arthur Dale Burleson, both of Richland; Murle Burleson, Abilene; Harold Burleson, Blooming Grove; three daughters, Mrs. Odessa Ray, Corsicana; Mrs. Lois Horn, Roswell, N. M.; and Mrs. Bessie Mae Tucker, Waxahachie; 21 grandchildren, four brothers, Doyle Burleson, Coolidge; Grady Burleson, Houston; Dale Burleson, Buffalo; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Boyd, Teague, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were DeWitt Wallace, Grant Lake, Dexter Dees, Rudolph Lake, Letche McCurens and Tubby Henderson.

Corley directed.

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Daisy Odessa (Seabolt) Burleson
Jul 25, 1889 - Jun 9, 1954

Rites Friday For Mrs. Burleson

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank H. Burleson, 64, widow of a Baptist minister, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

Mrs. Burleson died at the family residence, 2101 West Fifteenth avenue, Wednesday night of a heart attack.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Harold Nichols, Baptist minister.

A native of Ellis county, Mrs. Burleson had resided in Navarro county 45 years.

Surviving are six sons, Frank Burleson, Hobbs, N. M.; Newell and Arthur Burleson, both of Corsicana; Harold Burleson, Blooming Grove; Murel Burleson, Abilene, and Hop Burleson, Waco; three daughters, Mrs. Odessa Ray, Corsicana; Mrs. Lois Horn, Roswell, N. M., and Mrs. Bessie Mae Tucker, Waxahachie; 23 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Frank Ray, Abilene; two brothers, Joe Seabolt; Abilene, and Will Seabolt, Fresno, Calif.

Pallbearers were Letcher McCurrin, Raymond Belt, Grant Lake, Rudolph Lake, James Owen and Johnny Brown.

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A. J. Whistler
Oct 14, 1911 - Feb 10, 1976

A. J. Whistler

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for A. J. Whistler, 64, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.

J. C. Bristow, Jehovah’s Witnesses overseer, will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. He was a native of Cottonwood, Tex., resident of Corsicana 60 years, and owner of the Whistler Machine and Supply.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Jean Whistler of Corsicana; four sons, Bobby Whistler of Clute, Alvie Whistler and Gary Whistler both of Corsicana, and Jimmy Whistler of DeSoto; two daughters of Fort Worth, Mrs. Percy Brown and Mrs. Troy Sykes; his mother, Mrs. Modena Whistler of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Lela Holt of Del Monte, Calif., Mrs. C. M. Pope of Tyler, Mrs. O. L. Hilliard of Fort Worth, and Mrs. O. B. Davis of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Geral Nichols, Ray Bass, Gene Morris, Paul Miller, Dez Green, Will Hashop, Pete Hardgrave and Willie Winters.

Honorary pallbearers will be Homer Jones, Lonnie Wade, and Spencer Joles.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Feb 11, 1976
  • 1st wife Metha Edith (Wigley) Whistler-Bradley married Aug. 1931 2nd wife Doris Jean (Murphey) Whistler married Dec. 1959; s/o James Elias Whistler & Modena May (Sanders) Whistler
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Fred Hunt
Aug 2, 1864 - Dec 9, 1929

FRED HUNT DIED FOLLOWING SUDDEN ATTACK ON MONDAY

Fred Hunt, aged 65 years, native of Lincoln, Ga., but resident of Corsicana, for the past 25 or 30 years, painter, died at his home 1210 West Twelfth avenue Monday afternoon at 1:16 o’clock, but at press hour no funeral arrangements had been made.

Mr. Hunt had been slightly ill for some time. He had been up Monday morning, but suddenly took a turn for the worse and died within a few minutes. It was stated that he had been suffering with pleurisy.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Lawrence Hunt, Corsicana; Claude Hunt, Austin; two daughters, Mrs. Walter, Byrd and Mrs. J. C. Bristow, both of Corsicana; and twelve grandchildren.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR CORSICANA MAN

Funeral services for Fred Hunt aged 65, who died suddenly Monday afternoon at 1:15 o’clock at his home 1210 West Twelfth avenue, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. C. Bristow, 1417 West Park avenue, with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Mr. Hunt was a painter and paper hanger and had been in ill health for some time, but was not thought to be in a serious condition. He worked Monday morning, but took suddenly worse and died in a short time. He had resided in Corsicana 30 years.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Lawrence Hunt, Corsicana; Claude Hunt, Waco; two daughters, Mrs. J. C. Bristow and Mrs. Walter Byrd, both of Corsicana and twelve grandchildren.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. L. W. Shivers of Wortham, assisted by Rev. J. W. Copeland, pastor of the Corsicana Methodist Protestant church.

Active pallbearers were L. W. Ashmore, L. Smith, O. W. Wilson, C. W. Byrd, C. R. Steely and O. Z. Hedrick.

Honorary pallbearers were W. A. Mowlam, Dr. W. W. Carter, Dr. T. A. Miller, A. W. Leverman, Jim Miller, O. P. Lowery, W. M. Fisher, John Miller, Joe Simkins, W. W. Harris and all members of the Corsicana local painter’s union.

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Minnie May (Howard) Hunt
Aug 23, 1874 - Jan 9, 1958

Mrs. Minnie Hunt Dies Thursday

Mrs. Minnie Hunt, 83, died at her home, 618 South Eighteenth street, Thursday afternoon following an illness of a month.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. Thomas Tribble, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

A native of Corinth, Miss., Mrs. Hunt came to Corsicana 50 years ago from Memphis, Tenn.

Surviving are a son, Lawrence, Antioch, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Byrd and Mrs. Johnny Lesuer, both of Corsicana; 20 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Williams, Ernest Jackson, Jimmy B. Little, Newton Carson, F. H. Washburn, Jack Kenney, Gilbert Grantham and Jim Chambers.

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Linda Joe Bristow
Sep 7, 1940 - Oct 5, 1940

RITES HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR BABY LINDA JOE BRISTOW

Funeral services for Linda Joe Bristow, month-old-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bristow, who died Saturday morning, were held from the family residence, 209 East Woodlawn. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. J. McElvey.

Survivng are the parents, a brother, J. C. Bristow, Jr., and six sisters, Mrs. Neal Bunch, Bettie Jean, Frances, Virginia, Lois, and Ann Bristow, all of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed the rites.

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Peggy Fern (McDaniel) Johnson
Mar 7, 1933 - Jun 27, 2013
 

Peggy Fern Johnson, 80, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Trisun Care Center in Corsicana. She was born March 7, 1933 in Rice to parents, Ewen and Stella McDaniel.

She was a member of Roane Baptist Church for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy “Bob” Johnson.

She is survived by her children, Greg Johnson, Susie Johnson, and Leslie Buckley; grandchildren, Steven Johnson and wife Amy, Brandon Johnson and wife Andrea, and Nicole Wysocki and husband Tim; great-grandchildren Chandler, Chloe, Cooper, and Dillon Johnson and London Mings; brothers, Charles McDaniel and wife Lana, and Larry McDaniel and wife Niki; sister, Marie Lott; sister-in-law, Faye McDaniel; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a special friend for over 55 years, Fonda Jordan of Odessa.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Roane Baptist Church with the Rev. Russell Reed officiating.

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John Robert Puckett
Jul 12, 1900 - Aug 14, 1981

John R. Puckett

John R. Puckett, 81, of Corsicana, died Friday in Corsicana.

Service will be today, 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Calvin Francis will officiate. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Allie Perry, of Ennis, and Mrs. Velma Knight, of Texarkana; and several nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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William Otho “Will” Wilson
Oct 6, 1883 - May 22, 1974

W. O. Wilson

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Will O. Wilson, 90, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Rev. Charles Pringle will officiate and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

He was a retired farmer, a native of Navarro County, and had lived in Corsicana, Richland, and Angus.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana, two sons, Preston Wilson of Ennis and William T. Wilson of Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. Edmund A. Malkowski of Fort Worth, and Mrs. R. L. Reed and Mrs. Mattie Stewart both of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Jessie McKinney of Corpus Christi; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Bobby Wilson, Vernon Wilson, Larry Reed, Dick Young, Clayton Smith and Billy Coker.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, May 23, 1974
  • h/o Bessie Mae “Bess” (Smith) Wilson married Feb. 27, 1913; s/o Thomas Wilson & Nancy Elizabeth (McElroy) Wilson
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Bessie Mae “Bess” (Smith) Wilson
Oct 23, 1887 - Nov 6, 1975

Mrs. Wilson

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Chapel for Mrs. W. O. Wilson, 88, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Rev. Dick Moody and Rev. Jim Caraway will officiate, with burial following at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was a native of Navarro County, had lived in Corsicana 10 years, and was a member of the Baptist church in Richland. Her husband preceded her in death May 22, 1974.

Survivors include two sons, Preston Wilson of Ennis and William T. Wilson, of Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. R. L. Reed of Corsicana, Mrs E. A. Malkowski of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Mattie Stewart of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Larry Reed, Bobby Wilson, Vernon Wilson, T. G. Haynes, O. A. Rutherford, and Dick Young.

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Charles Herbert “Charley” Highnote
Dec 17, 1880 - Mar 21, 1956

C. H. Highnote Dies Wednesday, Rites Thursday

Charles H. Highnote, age 75 years, oil operator, 614 North Twenty-Fifth street, died in Memorial Hospital early Wednesday morning following a heart attack several days ago.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Fred C. Wolfe, Jr., rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, assisted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, minister of the Westminister Presbyterian Church.

Highnote was a native of Navarro county and had spent most of life in Corsicana. He was well-known here and among oil men throughout the state.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. W. T. McKee and Mrs. J. H. Lynd, both of Corsicana; Mrs. O. W. Welsh, San Antonio, and Mrs. J. P. Pugh, Beaumont; a brother, Eugene Highnote, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be George Hodge, R. N. Jones, J. B. Harper, H. P. Hodge, J. P. Hodge, Fred P. Hodge, Dave Kelton, Jack Humphries and J. B. Fortson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Mar 21, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Margaret A. “Maggie” (Clayton) Highnote married Aug. 3 1913; s/o Phillip Highnote & Nancy Ann (Sutherland) Highnote

Margaret A. “Maggie” (Clayton) Highnote
Apr 9, 1889 - Sep 5, 1964

Mrs. Highnote Dies Friday; Rites Saturday

Mrs. Maggie Clayton Highnote, widow of the late Charles Highnote, native of Chatfield, died in the Navarro clinic Friday morning following a several weeks illness. She resided at 614 North Twenty-Fifth street.

Mrs. Highnote was a member of the St. John’s Episcopal church. She made a world tour several months ago.

Surviving are a number of cousins, one of whom is Mrs. Rena Hind who resided in the Highnote home.

Mrs. Highnote was the daughter of the late M. S. Clayton, at one time sheriff of Navarro county.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. David Watt, rector of St. John’s.

Pallbearers will be George Hodge, R. N. Jones, J. B. Harper, H. P. Hodge, J. P. Hodge, Fred Hodge, H. W. Regester and W. A. Lang.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Sep 4, 1964
  • w/o Charles Herbert “Charley” Highnote married Aug 3, 1913; d/o Mitchell Stelle Clayton & Georgia “Georgie” (Pannill) Clayton buried in Old Chatfield cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Mattie Jordan (Harris) Owen
Sep 22, 1899 - Jan 24, 1951

Mrs. W. B. Owen Funeral Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. W. B. Owen 51, who died at the family home on the Corbet road Wednesday night, were held Friday at 10:30 a. m. from the McCammon chapel.

Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Marion Harris.

Mrs. Owen had been a life-long resident of this community.

Surviving are her husband, W. B. Owen; a daughter, Mary Owen, both of Corsicana; a son W. B. Owen, Jr., U. S. Air Forces, San Antonio; three sisters, Mrs. P. S. Rea, San Antonio; Mrs. A. S. Fulton and Mrs. Edgar Rittersbacher, both of Corsicana; two brothers, R. W. Harris, Brandon, Miss., and Kyle Harris, of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Ethan Owen, Guy Love, A. S. Fulton, C. E. Williams, Meigh Owen and Glenn Moore.

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Walter Beden Owen
Jan 15, 1896 - May 3, 1965

W. B. Owen Died In Fluvanna

W. Beaton Owen, 69, native of Navarro county, died Monday in Fluvanna, Texas.

Funeral rites for Owen, a retired farmer, will be held at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday from the McCammon Funeral Home chapel here. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery, Rev. Harold Nichols Baptist minister will conduct.

Owen’s survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mary Farmer, Corsicana; a son, Walter B. Owen, Jr., Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, Ethan (Bud) Owen, Houston; and M. (Boo) Owen, Corsicana; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bill Ross, Curtis Williams, Roy Peebles, Steve Thompson, Harold Borg, Ed Rittersbacher, A. S. Fulton and Otis Blackmon.

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Isaac Leon Burge
Feb 28, 1890 - May 7, 1939

ISAAC LEON BURGE DIED EARLY SUNDAY; BURIAL ON MONDAY

Isaac Leon Burge, aged 49 years, 801 North Twenty-Fourth street, died at the P. and S. Hospital early Sunday morning after an illness of two months.

Funeral services were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Interment was made in the Hamilton Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Second Baptist church.

He had resided in Corsicana for 35 years.

Surviving are his wife, six children, Preston, Raymond, Allen, Jessie, Dollie and Jack Burge; mother, Mrs. W. A. DeWitt, a sister, Mrs. Lena Gregory, and two brothers, Oley Burge and Joe Burge, all of Corsicana; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Willie Burge, Lawrence Nichols, Henry Nichols, Claburne Gregory, Homer Gilmore and Pete McCraw.

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Lena (Burge) Gregory
Mar 10, 1895 - Mar 24, 1975

Mrs. Gregory

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lena Gregory, 80, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday in Evergreen Convalescent Home.

Rev. Frank Shirley will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

She was a native of Texas and lived in Corsicana most of her life.

Survivors include two brothers, Oley Burge of Corsicana and Joe E. Burge of Cairo, Ga.; several nieces including, Mrs. Mildred Read of Corsicana; and several nephews include, Billy Joe Burge of Corsicana.

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Mrs. Gregory

Services were to be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lena Gregory, 80, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday in Evergreen Convalescent Home.

Rev. Frank Shirley was to officiate, with burial following at Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include two brothers, and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers include Harvey Rogers, James Hester, Evan Hester, Bert Pope, Baker Lee, and Newton Burke.

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Claborn Gregory
Apr 8, 1895 - May 3, 1953

Claborn Gregory Funeral Tuesday

Funeral services for Claborn Gregory, 58, World War I Veteran, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday night, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Gregory was stricken at his home 809 South Fifteenth street Sunday morning. He had resided in Corsicana 45 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Donald Gregory, Sherman; a granddaughter; a brother Odel Gregory Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Dobbs, Corsicana, and Mrs. Hattie Newman, San Antonio; two nephews, a niece and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Arlee Pillow, James King, Hollis Simmons, F. L. Leathers, R. B. Simmons and J. C. Presswood.

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Ethel Alberta (Ware) Ellett
Jan 31, 1900 - Mar 15, 1972

Mrs. Ellett

Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Jim Ellett, who died Wednesday in Ennis. Born Jan. 31, 1900 in Corsicana, she had lived here all her life and was a member of the Methodist Church.

The Rev. J. L. Glaze and the Rev. Paul Wisemon will officiate, and burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Mrs. Ellett is survived by her husband, Jim I. Ellett of Corsicana; a son, James (Sonny) Ellett of Tyler; a daughter, Mrs. R. B. Moore of Pasadena; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and mother, Mrs. Ralph
Smalling of Corsicana.

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Mrs. Ellett
Funeral services for Mrs. Jim Ellett, 72, lifelong Corsicana resident, were held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. J. L. Glaze and the Rev. Paul Wisemon officiated. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery. She died Wednesday.

Pallbearers were Ralph Scoggins, S. B. Nowell, A. A. Copeland, J. F. Ewing, John Norwood, Joe Worsham, B. D. Talley and H. M. Parrish.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, James (Sonny) Ellett of Tyler; a daughter, Mrs. R. B. Moore, Pasadena; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and her mother, Mrs. Ralph Smalling of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Mar 17, 1972
  • w/o James Isaac Ellett; d/o Homer Virgil Ware, Sr. & Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Linson) Ware buried in Kerens Cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Ralph Edward Smalling
Oct 19, 1889 - Feb 19, 1974

R. E. Smalling

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Ralph E. Smalling, 84, of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Leisure Lodge Nursing Home. Rev. Elvis H. Egge will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

He was an employe of the Texas Power and Light Co. in Trinidad for 20 years, a member of the Masonic Lodge at Malakoff, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

He was teacher of the church’s businessmen’s class No. 2 and a deacon for 50 years.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; two sons, Edward Smalling of Jacksonville, Fla. and J. T. Smalling of Corpus Christi; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Curry of Trinidad; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Alice Wright of Trinidad; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include T. P. Brietz, Orville Locklar, Earl Jones, Willie Lewis, L. E. Tanner, Curtis Patterson, John D. Bennett, and Paul Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the businessmen’s class.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Feb 19, 1974
  • 1st wife Maude Ellen (Ashcraft) Smalling 2nd wife Mary C. (Williamson) Fesmire-Ware-Smalling married aft 1951; s/o Jacob H. Smalling & Anna Evelyn (Leech) Smalling
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Dulaney Fletcher Roman
Nov 1, 1888 -
Jun. 4, 1942

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR D. R. ROMAN WERE HELD FRIDAY

Funeral services for Dulaney F. Roman, aged 53 years, well-known Corbet farmer, who died at his home Thursday morning, were held Friday afternoon from the family home at 4 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church of Corsicana.

A native Texan, Roman, had resided in the Corbet community for 30 years. He was a civic leader in his community, and in addition to his own faming and other interests, was the foreman of the extensive John W. Carpenter farms in that area.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Newton and Graham Roman; two daughters, Mrs. Bobbie Jo Womack and Miss Helen Roman; a grandson, Kenneth Womack; a brother, Mack Roman, all of Corbet; four sisters, Mrs. Mayme Scroggins, Pursley; Mrs. Virgil Cagle, Hillsboro; Mrs. Clyde Hopson, Blum, and Mrs. Alfie Hazelwood, Waco; a stepson, Carl Robinson, Austin, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Walter Beeman, J. D. Skinner, Sam Tucker, W. G. Burnett, A. E. Bittner and Jim Taylor.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Jun 5, 1942
  • h/o Ethel Ioala (Bryant) Robinson-Roman married Dec 13, 1915; s/o Fletcher Roman & Mary Dulaney (Woods) Roman
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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Dulaney F. Romans Died Thursday At Home Near Corbet

Dulaney F. Romans, about 53, died at his residence in the Corbet community Thursday morning shortly after 7 o’clock. Funeral rites are planned for Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the family residence. Burial will be in the
Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the missionary Baptist church.

A native of Navarro county, Romans had resided in the Corbet community for the past 30 years. He was a well-known farmer, and in addition to his own farming interests, had been the foreman of the John W. Carpenter farms in the area. He also was active in civic affairs of his community.

Romans was found with a 20-gauge shotgun charge in the chest, officers reported. A coroner’s verdict of “death from gunshot wounds, self-inflicted,” was returned by Judge Pat Geraughty, justice of the peace, after an investigation. Sheriff Cap Curington and Deputy Sheriff Sam T. Curry answered the call.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Newton and Graham Romans; two daughters, Mrs. Bobbie Jo Womack and Miss Helen Romans, all of Corbet; a step-son, Carl Robinson, Austin; a grandson, Kenneth Romans, Corbet; a brother, Mack Romans, Corbet, and four sisters, Mrs. Mayme Scroggins, Pursley; Mrs. Virgil Cagle, Hillsboro; Mrs. Clyde Hopson, Blum, and Mrs. Alfie Hazelwood, Waco.

Corley is directing.

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Ira Alvah Monroe, Sr.
Jan. 21, 1886 - Jan. 16, 1940

I. A. MONROE WAS BURIED WEDNESDAY HAMILTON CEMETERY

I. A. Monroe, aged 53, years, died at 614 West Tenth avenue Tuesday night. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the Hamilton Cemetery, where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. T. Davis, pastor of the Assembly of God church.

Surviving are his wife, six children, Mrs. J. J. Teague, Blooming Grove; Mrs. H. L. Teague, Corsicana, Mrs. Robert Minitree, Kerens; Mrs. Orville Capehart, Navarro; Hazel Monroe, Corsicana, and I. A. Monroe, Jr., Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. E. J. McCary, Corsicana.

Prior to moving to Corsicana, the family resided in the Angus community.

Pallbearers were Byron McCary, Robert Steele, Aubrey Jackson, George Wilson, Hamilton King and Lonnie Monroe.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Gladys (Vandergriff) Donaho
Jun 1, 1901 - May 4, 1965

Mrs. Donaho Dies Tuesday

Mrs. Gladys Donaho, 64, native of Tennessee, resident of Retreat most of her life, died Tuesday in Memorial hospital.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Evans, pastor of the Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist church, of which she was a member, and Rev. Bill Grimes, pastor of the Angus Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, Eddie Leon Donaho, El Paso; Neil Donaho, Corsicana, and Jerry Donaho, Tyler; a daughter Mrs. Bobby Collins, Dallas; seven grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. T. W. Martin, Corsicana, and several nieces and nephews.

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Charles Henry “Charlie” Donaho
Sep 27, 1874 - Aug 23, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR C. H. DONAHO HELD ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for C. H. Donaho, aged 65 years, native of Navarro county, who died near Pickett at an early hour Friday morning, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a son, E. D. Donaho; six daughters, Mrs. C. L. Sprinkle, Mrs. Oscar Brown, Mrs. B. W. Long, Mrs. G. B. Christie and Mrs. J. B. Brannon, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Haskell Bennett, Dawson; a brother Dave Donaho; three sisters, Mrs. Mollie Martin and Mrs. Sallie Martin, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Lula Moroe, Wichita Falls, and 12 grandchildren.

The rites were conducted by Rev. C. R. McDuffie.

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C. H. DONAHO DIED AT PICKETT HOME; BURIAL SATURDAY

C. H. Donaho, aged 65 years, native of Navarro county, died at his home near Pickett Friday morning at 5 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in the
Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a son, E. D. Donaho, Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. C. L. Sprinkle and Mrs. Oscar Brown, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Haskell Bennett, Dawson; Mrs. B. W. Long, Mrs. G. B> Christie and Mrs. J. F. Brannon, all of Corsicana; a brother, Dave Donaho, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Mollie Martin and Mrs. Sallie Martin, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Lula Moroe, Wichita Falls, and 12 grandchildren.

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David Tarrent Donaho
Apr 13, 1904 - May 11, 1974

D. T. Donaho

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for David T. Donaho, 70. resident of Retreat who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital. Rev. David Hale will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

He was a native of Retreat and had lived there all of his life. He was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church and a retired oil field worker.

Survivors include a son, Don Donaho of Corsicana; two granddaughters, Mrs. Glenn Owen of Caney City and Miss Lessa Donaho of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Wilma May Williamson of Corsicana.

Pallbearers include Neil Donaho, Frank Merrell, T. P. Penney, O. J. Skinner, Leonard Dockery, and Lendon Wilson.

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William Lee "Willie" Donaho, Jr.
Oct 2, 1903 - Jul 26, 1948

W. L. DONAHO DIES AT HOUSTON; RITES DUE HERE

W. L. Donaho, aged 43 years, died with a heart attack in Houston Monday night.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Ed Williamson, Corsicana; Mrs. P. E. Kiser, Eugene, Ore.; Mrs. Otis Rector, Texas City, and Mrs. Henry Buchanan, Bryan, and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Tuesday afternoon pending the arrival of relatives. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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William Frederick “Fred” Grantham
Apr 17, 1889 - Sep 26, 1956

Fred Grantham Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Fred Grantham, 67, retired oil field worker, 919 South Eighteenth and One-Fourth street, who died in Memorial Hospital early Wednesday, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 3 p.m., with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. L. Davenport of Fort Worth, formerly pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church here.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Robert G. Grantham, Alice; W. F. Grantham, Taft, Calif., and H. E. Grantham, Lovington, N.M.; three daughters, Mrs. E. R. Kilsiewicz, Anaheim, Calif.; Mrs. C. Y. Thomas, Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. H. L. Tidwell, Dallas; 14 grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Walter R. Beauchamp, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. E. Stone, W. N. Slone, Ralph Bell, Walter R. Beauchamp, P. E. Kiser, C. O. Curington, David Burnett and R. J. Paschal.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Sep 27, 1956
  • h/o Della Mae (Brown) Grantham; s/o William Benjamin Grantham & Bell (Spickard) Grantham buried at Campbell-Elrod cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Male twin Sprinkle
B&D Jan 12, 1923

Lost Their Twins.

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Sprinkle had twins born to them Thursday night, but the little fellows died five hours after birth.

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Lost Their Twins.

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Sprinkle had twins born to them Thursday night, but the little fellows died five hours after birth.

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Chester Lee Sprinkle
Oct 19, 1896 - Apr 21, 1958

C. L. Sprinkle Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for C. L. Sprinkle, 61, who died of a heart attack in the Navarro Clinic Monday afternoon a short time after being stricken, were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of the First Christian church, assisted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Unity Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

A native of Navarro county, Sprinkle had resided at 1422 West Eleventh avenue 39 years. He was connected with the Magnolia Petroleum Company more than 20 years and with the Bethlehem Supply Company more than 15 years.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Chester O. Sprinkle and two grandchildren, all of Corsicana; three brothers, Henry Sprinkle, San Antonio; Tom Sprinkle, Fort Worth, and Homer Sprinkle, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. G. C. Rinker, Mrs. Ray Robinson and Mrs. Earl Albritton, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. B. Dosser, George Gillespie, J. D. Michael, J. C. Payne, Arthur W. Smith, J. Robert Joyner, H. F. Carter and Alton Justiss.

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Mable (Donaho) Sprinkle
Oct 19, 1896 - Jan 31, 1975

Mrs. Sprinkle

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Chapel for Mrs. C. L. Sprinkle, 78, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday at her home. Rev. Ken Haley will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Chester O. Sprinkle of Corsicana; a granddaughter, Mrs. Byron Wells of Webster Grove, Mo.; a grandson, David Sprinkle of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. J. Q. Harrison of Corsicana, Mrs. J. F. Brannon of Sweetwater, Mrs. Haskell Bennett of Arlington and Mrs. B. W. Long of Andrews; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Charles Hooser, Bob W. Scott, Rogers Ray, Emmett Dosser, Hylan Davis and Charles W. Brown.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Charles Brown and Dr. Scott Middleton.

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Daisy (Anderson) Donaho
Feb 4, 1875 - Aug 18, 1965

Mrs. Donaho, 90, Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Daisy Donaho, 90, native of Kentucky, 821 West Tenth avenue, died in Memorial hospital Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Evans, pastor of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church.

Mrs. Donaho had resided in Navarro county most of her life.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Haskel Bennett, Arlington; Mrs. Oscar Brown, Fort Worth; Mrs. Frank Sprinkle, Levelland; Mrs. Mable Sprinkle, Mrs. Quinn Harrison and Mrs. Watson Long, all of Corsicana; 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Bertha Anderson and a brother-in-law, Dave Donaho, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Mary Myrtle (Lackey) Followwell
Sep 1899 - Mar 10, 1988

Myrtle Followwell

Mrs. Myrtle Followwell, 87, of Dallas, died March 10, 1988, in Dallas.

Service is 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Norene Bailey officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was born in Crockett and lived in Dallas for 40 years. She was a member of the Church by Christ Jesus.

She is survived by a daughter, Margarett Evans of Dallas; a son, Elmer Lee Followwell of Kemp; seven grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Lottie Barry and Mrs. Jeffie Houston of Dallas, and Mrs. Hattie Green and Mrs. Robbie Houston of Mesquite; a brother, Phelix Lackey of Balch Springs; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Ray Followwell, Kevin Evans, Rich Whisenhunt, Mickey Followwell, Monty Followwell and Allen Taylor.

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James Erick Strum
Sep 4, 1879 - Apr 4, 1962

Thursday Rites For J. E. Strum

Funeral services for J. E. Strum were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Griffin chapel with Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor, First Baptist church officiating. Interment was in Hamilton Cemetery.

A long-time Corsicana resident, Strum, 82, died Wednesday at his residence here.

Surviving are one son, James Strum, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Johnston and Mrs. Troy Cooley, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Tarlton B. Gober, Lufkin; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Erena Hughes, Greenville, Miss. and Miss Josie Strum, Clinton, Miss., and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bennie Heathcote, Ernest Jones, S. L. McCrary, Paul Rash, C. H. Ramsey and G. B. Walker.

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Emory Lee Hamilton
Apr 26, 1926 - Oct 14, 1990

Emory Hamilton

Emory Lee Hamilton, 64, of Arlington, died Oct. 14, 1990, at his residence.

Services were Oct. 16 at Moore and Son’s Funeral Home in Arlington, and the Rev. B. F. Risinger officiated. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was born April 26, 1926, in West Virginia. He was a veteran of World War II, a former coach and teacher and had a sales career.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Hamilton of Arlington; two sons, Dr. Kyle Hamilton of Corsicana, and Dr. Kirk Hamilton of New Orleans; his mother, Blanche Turner of Winchester, Va.; one brother, William Turner of Pennsylvania; one sister, Kay Jo Combs of Winchester, Va.; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kyle Hamilton, Kirk Hamilton, William Hamilton, Augie Lapara, Donald Combs and Jim Eller.

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Meredith Taylor Hutchins
Jan 22, 1879 - Aug 4, 1971

Hutchins

Funeral services will be held for M. T. Hutchins, 92, of 615 South 15th St. at 2 p.m. Monday at Missionary Baptist Church of Corsicana, The Rev. Bruce Hibbitt presiding.

He died in Memorial Hospital Saturday.

Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include the widow of the home; a son, James Hutchins of Lancaster; five daughters, Mrs. Vera Sutton and Mrs. Marie Crenshaw of Houston, Mrs. Catherine Sustaria of Fort Worth, Mrs. Doris Conger of Kerens, and Mrs. Myrtle Gillian of Corsicana; a brother, Gordon S. Hutchins of Carthage; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Johnson of Dallas and Mrs. Laura Harrell of Henderson; 19 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Nellie (Weesner) Hutchins
Aug 13, 1899 - Oct 13, 1977

Mrs. Hutchins

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Missionary Baptist Church for Mrs. Nellie Hutchins, 78, resident of Corsicana, who died yesterday in Athens.

The Rev. Calvin Francis will officiate, with burial following at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

Survivors include a son, James R. Hutchins of Eureka; five daughters, Mrs. Marie Crenshaw of Houston, Mrs. Vera Sutton of Houston, Mrs. Catherine Sustate of Fort Worth, Mrs. Doris Conger of Athens and Mrs. Myrtle Gilliam of Corsicana; 19 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Cloter Warren of Birmingham, Ala., Lottie Hanson of Mineola and Mrs. Sudie McMichael of Austin.

Pallbearers are Bill Thomas, Watson Ward, Herman Pope, Thelbert Percival, R. B. McDowell and J. T. Rasco.

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Betty Berniece (Lindsey) Fuller
Feb 20, 1926 - Jun 28, 2013

Betty Berniece Fuller, 87, of Corsicana, and formerly of Mexia, went to join her Lord on Friday, June 28, 2013.

She was born in Tehuacana to W.L. and Ruth Lindsey on Feb. 20, 1926.

She was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church of Mexia, a retired LVN from the Mexia State School, a volunteer for the Disabled American Veterans, a past member of Eastern Star, a Rebekah, and taught Sunday School to many children and elderly over the years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband Jim; her brother Jack; her sisters, Mary, LaRue, and Winnie; and her granddaughter, Beth Cox.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane Ainsworth Jacobs and husband Jake of Corsicana; her son, Terry Cox and wife Marilyn of Glen Rock, Penn.; brother W.L Lindsey and wife Margaret of Teague; granddaughters, Jennifer Janus and husband Eric of Shepherdstown, W.Va. and Niece Hansen of Corsicana; great-grandsons, Theo Janus and Rowdy, Luke and Cutter Hansen; a host of nieces, nephews, and friends; and special friend and caregiver, Peggy Gentry.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton in Corsicana, Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia; and graveside services will be Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 4 p.m. in the Mexia Cemetery with Pastor Leslie Byrd officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Calvary Baptist Church of Mexia.

Arrangements are with Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia.

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Marjorie Lee (Green) Boulware
Sep 15, 1928 - Jun 29, 2013

Marjorie L. Boulware, 84, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, June 29,
2013 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Keele and Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

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Mrs. Marjorie L. Boulware, 84, of Corsicana passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana. She was born on September 15, 1928 in Kelsey, Texas to parents, Robert Donely and Georgia Etta Green.
She was a very faithful and devoted wife and was a great and loving mother. She was a longtime member of First Pentecostal Church of God, and later was a member of Community Chapel church where she taught a Sunday school class for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Lee Boulware; parents, Robert Donely and Jo Etta Green; and nine brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her sons, Michael Boulware and wife Brenda of Corsicana, Ricky Lynn Boulware and wife Terri of Corsicana, and Jeffrey Leland Boulware of Eureka; grandson, Collin Shade Boulware and wife Danielle of Corsicana; granddaughter, Erica Smith and husband Matthew of Corsicana; great granddaughter, Harper Boulware of Corsicana; great grandsons, Grayson Smith, Tate Smith, and McCoy Boulware of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.
Lonnie Keele and Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Prairie Point Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Shade Boulware, Dale Meador, Marvin Young, Kenneth Young, Jimmy Abbie, and Billy Bryant. Honorary Pallbearer is Bob Borden.

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