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Dan Clement Boyer
Aug 5, 1901 - Apr 11, 1971

Boyer Rites

Funeral Services for Dan Boyer, 69, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital, were Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel, with the Rev. Roy L. Ward officiating. Burial was in Rice Cemetery.

Boyer, a native of Gettysburg, Ohio, had resided in Corsicana since 1950 and was formerly associated with Stekoll Petroleum Co. here.

He is survived by his wife of Corsicana, three sisters and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Art Martin, John Spencer, Lonnie Hosch, Willard Davis, Hobert Marshall, Shelby Hicks, Hosea Johnson, Joe Brown, W. B. Levy, L. S. Cooper, Dutch Wright and Loyd Carlisle.

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Margaret Elizabeth (Rutherford) Cox-Shipley
Sep 17, 1899 - May 13, 1972

Mrs. Shipley

ENNIS—Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Shipley, 74, native of Rice who had lived here since 1943, were at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Bunch Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Rice Cemetery. She died Saturday in a Garland nursing home.

Surviving are a son, Aubrey D. Cox of Richardson and four brothers, Elmer Rutherford of Tyler, Ariz.; Albert Rutherford, Ennis; Edgar Rutherford, Houston, and Clarence Rutherford of Tyler, Texas.

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William Rufus Hall
Jul 30, 1894 - Jul 6, 1972

W. H. Hall

W. H. Hall, 78, of Houston and former resident of Rice died Thursday morning in Houston.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Houston. Burial will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Rice Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Georgia Hall of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Bill Sturrock of Houston and Mrs. Richard Naber of Florida; a sister, Mrs. M. V. Fitzgerald of Rice; five grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

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Luther Denton Murff
Nov 07, 1897 - Feb 23, 1972

L. D. Murff

RICE—Luther Denton Murff, 74, a retired farmer of the area and father of Ennis Mayor W. D. Murff, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 7, 1897, in the Oak Grove community, he was raised on the Bryl Edmundson farm and continued to live there until 1937, at which time he moved to Rice. He married Bessie Ann Fitzgerald on Jun 1, 1919.

During World War 11, he was employed by American Wells, a bomb manufacturer. He began operating a service station in Rice shortly after the war and continued with it until his retirement in 1962.

He was a member of the Avenue Church of Christ in Ennis.

Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the Bunch Funeral Home Chapel in Ennis with minister Albert Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Rice Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow; three sons, W. D. Murff of Ennis; Jerry Murff of Grapevine and Lorin Murff of Arlington; a daughter, Mrs. Homer Alewine of Jacksonville; two sisters, Mrs. Betty McCoy and Mrs. Fannie Wilson, both of Ennis; eight grandchildren.

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Lorenzo Dow Hartley Sr.
Feb 12, 1904 - Jul 10, 1973

Dow Hartley

Services are scheduled for Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Dow Hartley, 69, of Corsicana who died Tuesday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital. Burial will follow at the Rice Cemetery for the native Tennessean who had spent most of his life in Rice where he was a member of the Methodist Church. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Quida Hartley of Corsicana; three sons, Dow Hartley, Jr. of the USAF; and Tim Hartley and James Hartley, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Joe Chase of Ennis and Mrs. Roy O’Neal of Dallas; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leroy Hartley and Charlie Hartley, both of Rice; three sisters, Mrs. Virgil Atchley of Rice, Mrs. C. C. Breeding of Dallas and Mrs. Flora Smith of Houston; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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David Earl Ashford
Jul 13, 1950 - Jul 12, 2003

 
David E. Ashford, 52, of Mountain Top, Luzerne County, died July 12 in Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia. He was married to Melisa (Shaw) Ashford for 17 years in February. A graduate of Sam Houston State University, Texas, he was plant manager for Stroehmann-Maier's Bakery, Palmer Township, and previously worked for Mrs. Baird's Bakery, Fort Worth, Texas. Born in Spring, Texas, he was a son of the late Earl and Dimple (Jones) Ashford. He was a member of the American Institute of Baking. Survivors: Wife; sons, L. Rocky Castro and Robert D. Ashford, both at home; daughter, Dava M. Ashford of Houston, Texas; brothers, Jimmy of Willis, Texas, Larry of Fort Collins, Col. Services: to be announced. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Strunk Funeral Home, 2101 Northampton St., Easton. Contributions: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, attn: Memorial/Honor Program, Memphis, Tenn.
 
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David E. Ashford, 52, of Mountain Top, Luzerne County, died July 12 in Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia. He was married to Melisa (Shaw) Ashford for 17 years in February. A graduate of Sam Houston State University, Texas, he was plant manager for Stroehmann-Maier's Bakery, Palmer Township, and previously worked for Mrs. Baird's Bakery, Fort Worth, Texas. Born in Spring, Texas, he was a son of the late Earl and Dimple (Jones) Ashford. He was a member of the American Institute of Baking. Survivors: Wife; sons, L. Rocky Castro and Robert D. Ashford, both at home; daughter, Dava M. Ashford of Houston, Texas; brothers, Jimmy of Willis, Texas, Larry of Fort Collins, Col. Services: to be announced. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Strunk Funeral Home, 2101 Northampton St., Easton. Contributions: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, attn: Memorial/Honor Program, Memphis, Tenn.
 
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David E. Ashford, 52, of Mountain Top, Luzerne County, died July 12 in Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia. He was married to Melisa (Shaw) Ashford for 17 years in February. A graduate of Sam Houston State University, Texas, he was plant manager for Stroehmann-Maier's Bakery, Palmer Township, and previously worked for Mrs. Baird's Bakery, Fort Worth, Texas. Born in Spring, Texas, he was a son of the late Earl and Dimple (Jones) Ashford. He was a member of the American Institute of Baking. Survivors: Wife; sons, L. Rocky Castro and Robert D. Ashford, both at home; daughter, Dava M. Ashford of Houston, Texas; brothers, Jimmy of Willis, Texas, Larry of Fort Collins, Col. Services: to be announced. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Strunk Funeral Home, 2101 Northampton St., Easton. Contributions: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, attn: Memorial/Honor Program, Memphis, Tenn.

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Buford Spurlin Gee
Aug 25, 1950 - July 17, 2014
 
Buford Gee, 63, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014. Wake service will be 6 to 7 p.m. at Golden Gate Funeral Home, 4155 S.R.L.
Thornton Freeway, Dallas, Texas. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014 at Mission Baptist Church, 909 S. Fifth St., Corsicana.
Burial will follow at Brushie Prairie Cemetery. Golden Gate Funeral Home, Dallas, is in charge of arrangements.


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  • h/o Margrett Nell (Betts) Gee and Gloria Jean (Proctor) Betts; s/o Gussie Curlie Gee, Sr. and Robbie Bernice (Blanford) Gee
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Waynard Dean "Jack" Owens
Oct 13, 1926 - July 24, 2014

W.D. (Jack) Owens went to his Heavenly home on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. Jack was born to Johnny and Ola Minitra Owens in Eureka on Oct. 13, 1926. He lived and worked on the farm with his family before going into the United States Army. He served in the 1781st Engr. stationed in the Philippines. After his discharge he worked for Whiteselle Brick and Lumber then Castus Petroleum. He was known in the oil field as “Cactus Jack.” In later years he enjoyed sitting out in the driveway on Northwood in his wheelchair. He knew all the people traveling up and down the street. Some would stop and talk to him. He made many friends this way. Jack loved the Lord and had read the Bible from start to finish about 20 times. He is a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Jack is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elizabeth; sister-in-law Bobbie Wallis and husband R.B.; nephews, Kenneth Skeen, Joel DeMoss, Chat DeMoss and wife Susan, Danny Owens and wife Linda, Glenn Owens, Jerry Taylor, Jimmy Taylor and wife Julie, Steve Haynie and wife Vickie, Scott Haynie, Larry Folmar and wife Nilene, Clayton and Gary Folmar, Chad Dziedzic and wife Lena, Holly Worchesik and husband Anthony; nieces, Danna Dziedzic and husband Chris and Laurie Morgan and husband Wade.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Memorial Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.
Burial will follow at Eureka Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Stubbs, Bill Smith, Chat DeMoss, Raymond Rosas, Glenn Gullatt and Daren Yates.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Ray Robinson, Spender Elliott, Holland Gregory, W.M. Montgomery, Robert Boyd, Jimmy Taylor, Steve Haynie, Scott Haynie, Chad Dziedzic, Anthony Worchesik, Jim Owens and Rob Owens.

The family would like to thank all the caregivers at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village for the kind and loving care they gave Jack.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mae Lynn (Rawson) Gannon
June 24, 1926 - July 23, 2014

Mae Lynn Gannon, 88, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 with her daughter Lisa by her side. She was born in Long Cedar, Texas on June 24, 1926 to Preston and Anna Mae Rawson. She was raised by her grandparents Robert and Martha Rawson after her mother passed away when she Mae Lynn was 2 years old.

She is preceded in death by her husband, T.C. (Connie) Gannon; daughter Linda Sue Barrington and son Wayne Gannon.

She is survived by her children, Lisa Acker and husband Terry of Henderson, Ande Beasley of Corsicana, Dan Gannon of Pursley, Glen Gannon and wife Sharon of Chatfield; one brother, Troy Rawson and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and foster children.

Mr. and Mrs. Gannon took in numerous foster children to raise along with their own six children. The Gannons were members of the Church of Christ. She spent a lot of time teaching the Gospel through World Bible School, and had letters on her desk to mail to her students when she died.

Visitation will be Monday, July 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. with the funeral service following at 11 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will be at Dawson Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Emmie Jean (Emmert) Wardell
Jan 16, 1948 - July 22, 2014

Emmie Jean Wardell, 66, of Dawson, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Mexia leaving behind her husband, Bert F. Wardell, Jr, many cousins and friends.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Rice Cemetery in Rice, Texas. A Mass will follow at 2 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church, 508 E. Commerce, Mexia, Texas.

Visitation with the family will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, 20114 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia.

Emmie was born in Corsicana, Texas on Jan. 16, 1948 to Albert Melton Emmert, Jr. and Lee Ila Burks Emmert. After graduating from Corsicana High School, she received her LVN degree from Navarro College. She worked for the Mexia Hospital for many years.

Emmie married Bert F. Wardell, Jr. on Nov. 16, 1974. She was a longtime member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Mexia. Emmie’s legacy for being very loving, caring and dedicated will be remembered by her family, friends and the many people she served.

She was preceded in death by her parents, fondly referred to as Aunt Bill and Uncle Melton and brother, Charles Emmert.

Emmie is survived by her husband, Bert F. Wardell, Jr. of Dawson; a number of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Christ Episcopal Church Choir.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Union High Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Leonard Mixon, 10000 FM 638, Dawson, TX 76639.

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Genetta Sowels Hill
abt 1928 - July 11, 2014

Genetta Sowels Hill, 86, of Kerens, passed Friday, July 11, 2014, at her residence in Kerens. Graveside Rites are 11 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at the Friendship Cemetery in Chandler. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.

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Valli Rose Martin
abt 1918 - July 23, 2014

Valli Rose Martin, 96, of Kerens, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Trisun Care Center. Funeral Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church, Kerens, with Pastor Nathan Carter as Eulogist. Interment will follow at the Goodlow Cemetery.  Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Agustina (Chavez) Alonzo
Aug 28, 1924 - July 15, 2014

Mrs. Agustina Chavez Alonzo, 89, of Corsicana, passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at her residence in Corsicana surrounded by her children.

She was born on Aug. 28, 1924, in Kerens, to Andrew Moreno Chavez and Adelfa Vasquez.

She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother. She was a homemaker, and worked at Collin Street Bakery during the seasonal time of the year. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Refugio Torres Alonzo; sons, Paul and Nichols Alonzo; grandson, Paul Alonzo Jr.; her parents; and three siblings.

Survivors include her daughters, Jovita Aleman and husband Fred, Modesta McElwreath, Besita Allen and husband Johnny, Madalena Vargas and husband Victor, Epifania Rodriguez and husband Abby, and Maria DeLaRosa and husband Pete; sons, Frank Alonzo, Domingo Alonzo and wife Mercy; 25 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, 15 great great grandchildren; and her companion “Puddy.”

A Rosary service will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Jason Cargo officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her children.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Moriama Medina
abt 1976 - July 15, 2014

Moriama Medina, 38, of Corsicana, passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Medical City in Dallas. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Sunday, July, 20, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Raj Kripalani officiating. Interment will take place at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 21, 2014, at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Corsicana.

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Furney Allen Thompson
Feb 21, 1930 - July 23, 2014

Allen Thompson, 84, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 21, 1930 in Garden Valley, Texas to Edgar N. and Clara Mae Thompson.

He was employed for 18 years with the Owens Country Sausage company as a delivery driver, later on he owned and operated the Busy Bee store which he later renamed Happy Grocery and ran until he retired. After retirement he purchased a farm in the Navarro community, where he had planted 300 peach trees and also 300 pecans trees. He had a great love for taking care of them and harvesting his crop. He also was an avid fisherman, and was a member of Unity Baptist Church. He was a veteran, having served his country in the United States Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, A.Z. and Bill Thompson and sisters, Margaret Hestand and Dorothy Collingsworth.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Thompson; son, Glenn Thompson and wife Cheryl of Irving; daughters, Sharon Morrison and husband Dwayne of Rowlett and Penny Stovall and husband Jeff of Corsicana; grandsons, William Thompson of Garland, Robert Thompson of Irving, Michael Morrison of Melbourne, Florida and Chad Owens, Jr. of Corsicana; granddaughters, Danesha Thompson of Irving and Makenzie Stovall of Corsicana; great-granddaughter, Avery Thompson of Garland; great-grandson, Ayden Thompson of Rowlett; sisters, Wanza Holley and husband Allen of Rowlett and Betty Featherston; sister-in-law Rachel Howell of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Chad Owens officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Carlos Munoz, Mike Hestand, Jimmy Gothard, Lance Farmer, Jim Whitten, and Jack Kuykendall.

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Estelle (Dickson) Jones
abt 1926 - July 13, 2014

Mrs. (Jack) Estelle Dickson Jones, 88, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014, at her residence. Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, July 18, 2014, at Scott Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church with Bishop k.d. davis officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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James Scott
abt 1929 - July 17, 2014

James Scott, 85, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. Funeral services are 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Lifeline Fellowship Family Church with Bishop William Lewis, Jr. Officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Darrell Keith Carroll
About 1960 - July 18, 2014

Darrell Keith Carroll, 54, of Corsicana passed away Friday, July 18,
2014 in Dallas. Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Lifeline Fellowship Family Church with Bishop William Lewis Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Carroll Cemetery in Richland. M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals in charge of arrangements.

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Nelson Roughton
July 27, 1915 - July 20, 2014

Nelson Roughton, 98, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, just one week short of his 99th birthday. He was born to Mack and Florence Roughton in Corsicana on July 27, 1915. He was a lifetime resident of the Corsicana area. His grandfather was the first doctor in Navarro County. Nelson was raised in the Drane Community on Farm Road 744. He loved traveling and visited all the states except for one. Clocks were a passion and for many years he repaired broken clocks and sold new ones and at times kept the clock working at the courthouse. He was known as “Tick Tock” the clock man by many people. He was craft-gifted. He was skilled at woodworking and made clocks, plant stands and other items. He learned the art of canning and spent several years repairing furniture. Nelson loved people and never met a stranger. He always had a twinkle in his eye. Nelson’s jobs varied: a salesman for a grocery company, teller at First National Bank, worked for a year on Alaska Highway in construction, Bethlehem Steel as a machinist, spent 50 years as a licensed funeral director and returned to First National Bank where he retired. He spent three years in the United States Navy stationed next to the Nemesis in the Hawaiian Islands. He was in the intelligence division and for many years after he left the Navy there would be “someone” to come by and remind him he wasn’t to tell what he knew. He was blessed to have had two wonderful wives, Vernie Griffin Roughton and Ann Cottar.

He was preceded in death by his two wives, Vernie and Ann and several sisters and a brother.

He is survived by his children, Margaret Evans and husband Rome McDaniel of Garland, William “Bill” Roughton and wife Linda of Corsicana, Carolyn Cottar Draper and husband Phil of Streetman, Thomas Cottar and wife Linda of Baytown, Ronald Cottar of Conroe and Paul Cottar and wife Debbie of Corsicana and too many grandchildren and great-grandchildren to count.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to JoAnne as she cared for and loved Pop and he loved her. She became and will always be family. Our continued thanks to several other sitters and the staff at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Floyd Petersen officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • h/o Vernie Elkin Griffin Roughton and Ann Cottar-Roughton; s/o Mack Mervin Roughton and Callie Florence (Bryan) Roughton
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Juy 24, 2014
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Billy Raymond Tabler
Aug 29, 1929 - July 19, 2014

Billy Raymond Tabler, 84, of Concord, Arkansas, formerly of Corsicana, Texas passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas.

Born Aug. 29, 1929 in Houston, Texas, he was the son of William Raymond Tabler and Lydia Mae Hutchings Tabler Walthall.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was also a retired member of Carpenters and Mill Workers Union of Houston, Texas and St. Louis, Missouri for 60 years.

He enjoyed fishing, visiting with friends and family, and his cats.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Pansey Loren Tabler of 58 years.

Survivors include one sister, Jeanne Moore Johnson of Concord; two nieces, Mary Henson and husband, George of Concord, and Ginger Osborn and husband, Gene of Concord; two nephews, Jerry Moore of Wainright, Oklahoma and Billy Moore and wife, Phyllis of Concord; cousin, Judy Nelson and family of Richardson, Texas; along with his best friend of 50-plus years, Jimmy Garcia of Houston, and special friends, Sherry Richardson, Susan Ostholthoff and Debbie Parten, all of Corsicana, plus many other friends and relatives.

There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas with Zack Herrin officiating.

Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville, Arkansas.

Memorials may be made to the Independence County Human Society, PO Box 3477, Batesville, Arkansas 72503

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Sally Jo (Perkins) Skinner
Oct 30, 1949 - July 23, 2014

Sally Jo Skinner, 64, of Houston passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at
4:30 p.m. after a hard-fought battle with kidney cancer. She was born Oct. 30, 1949 in Somerville,Tennessee.

She spent most of her childhood in Marshall, Texas where she graduated from Marshall High School. She worked for the State of Texas Department of Insurance as an auditor and was an active member of Unity Church of Houston. She loved bird-watching, serving on the annual Galveston Mardi-Gras parade committee and singing in her church choir.

Sally is preceded in death by her father, Carl Edward Perkins and survived by her mother, Irene Vera Ross of Corsicana; her only daughter, Lela Renee Smith and son-in-law Mickey Webb Smith along with granddaughters Rhianna Katherine Swain, 22 and Allison Renee Smith, 18, of Cypress, Texas; as well as sister, Patsy Jean Arden and brother, Michael Ray Perkins and his wife Billie Perkins and nephew, Robert Eugene Arden and his wife, Jessica Arden. In addition, she was also loved by uncles: Johnny, Ernest, and Sam and Aunt Sara as well as numerous cousins and their families.

Visitation with family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 25,
2014 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

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Charles Kenenth Alfred
abt 1940 - July 13, 2014
 
Charles Kenneth Alfred, 74, of Crockett and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Tyler. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Torchlight Community Church in Crockett. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, Corsicana.

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Beverly Jean (Stotts) Jock
Sept 28, 1949 - July 16, 2014
 
Beverly Jean Jock, 64, passed Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Ennis.

Beverly was born in Oak Park, Illinois, on Sept. 28, 1949, to Ovel Henry and Imogene (Lewis) Stotts.

She worked for K-Mart for over 15 years in sales, Brookshire’s for over eight years as a Deli Manager, and for over eight years with Gander Mountain in sales. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, arts and crafts, the Dallas Cowboys and NASCAR.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ovel and Imogene Stotts.

Survivors include her daughter, Stephanie Dyer and husband Heath; two grandsons, Garrison and Brady Dyer; two brothers, Mitch Stotts and Robert Stotts; and niece and nephew, Amanda Lockwood and Martin Stotts.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

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Cecilia (Guerra) Castillo
Mar 30, 1960 - July 17, 2014
 
Cecilia Castillo, 54, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Navarro Regional Hospital surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on March 30, 1960 in El Paso, Texas to Joe and Mary Guerra.

Cecilia spent her life caring for her husband and children. She loved her family with all her heart.

She was preceded in heaven by her granddaughter, Isabell Zuniga.

She is survived by her husband, Pete Castillo; children, Rick Castillo and wife, Mary; Greg Lopez and wife, Shelly; Terisa Castillo Zuniga and husband, Jose’ Zuniga Jr.; Ashley Castillo and Kathleen Castillo.
Cecilia is also survived by her grandchildren; Ricky, Jaydin, Callye, Annabell, Rigoberto, Reagen, Amya, Zachery, Abigail, Bentley, Giana and Elijah.

Cecilia, you are gone but not forgotten, although we are apart, your spirit lives within us, forever in our hearts.

Memorial services are scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Harmony Christian Ministries, 1816 W. Second Avenue, Corsicana, Texas with Tony Stephens and Manuel Castillo officiating. Corley Funeral Home.

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Johnie L. (Tanner) Shipley
Aug 24, 1933 - July 20, 2014
 
Johnie L. Shipley, 80, of Midwest City, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014. She was born Aug. 24, 1933 in Purdon, Texas to Luther and Jeanette Tanner.

Johnie is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Montrel Shipley; four sons, Dan and his wife Sheila, David and fiancé Debbie, Ron and wife Linda, Randy and wife Dawn; six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and one brother, William Tanner and wife Anna.

Private family funeral services will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the CMT Association, information on how to donate can be found at www.cmtausa.org. Eisenhour Funeral Home.

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Turner Chase Parks
June 8, 1990 - July 20, 2014
 
Turner Chase Parks, 24, of Corsicana, Texas passed away Sunday, July 20,
2014 at his home. He was born June 8, 1990 in Lubbock, Texas to Don and Teena Parks.

Chase was a 2009 graduate of Carrollton Creekview High School in Carrollton, Texas where he was voted Homecoming King three times. He was a member of the Legends Show Choir and Men’s Choir, Wrangler’s Spirit Organization and active in sports, especially golf. He attended the Professional Golfers Career College in Orlando, Florida, while working toward PGA membership. His ambition was to become a teaching golf pro, working with children and beginners who wanted to learn the game of golf.

He is survived by his father, Don Parks and Lou Ann Allen of Corsicana; mother, Teena Parks Sharp of Dallas; brother, Todd Parks of Dallas; grandmothers, Nina Parks of Corsicana, and Robbie Sharp of Lubbock.
Chase is also survived by extended family members; Chris and Maggie Bomberger, Matt and Jo Ann Allen, Ann Partain, Bethany, Josh, Austin, Bella, Gabby, Skyler and a host of friends from Lubbock, Carrollton and Corsicana.

Special thanks to Michael Cone and Carrollton Young Life for all the love and support they gave Chase through the years. “Some of Chase’s best times were spent at Young Life Camp in the summer.” The family would like to give other teens the same opportunity. The family requests Memorials to Young Life Chase Parks Camp Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 117783, Carrollton, Texas 75011 or on-line at www.carrollton.younglife.org.

Visitation with the family will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014 at Northside Baptist Church, 2000 Denton Dr., Carrollton, Texas 75006.

A Celebration of Chase’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26,
2014 at Northside Baptist Church in Carrollton with Michael Cone and Pastor J. Mark Dallalio officiating. Cremation will follow under the direction and care of Corley Funeral Home of Corsicana. Family and friends are invited to a reception following the service Saturday at the home of Ken and Malinda Reeves, 11531 Cromwell Circle, Dallas, Texas 75229.

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Stephen C. Jones
Mar 2, 1952 - July 19, 2014
 
Stephen C. Jones was born March 2, 1952 in Kansas City, Kansas and went to be with The Lord on Saturday, July 19, 2014 and finally found peace at the age of 62. His beloved father, Jay Norris Jones was waiting there for him with open arms. Stephen was a member of Second Avenue Baptist Church in Corsicana. He worked many years at Green Energy in Fairfield, Texas. He was a hard-working man who took his job very seriously. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, landscaping and wood-working.

Stephen is survived by his mother, Milene Jones of Forney; son Colton Jones of McKinney; Carla Evans - Jones and step-daughter Mikala Evans of Corsicana; brothers Mark Jones, and Randy Jones and wife, Joann and son Josh of Dallas. He had several nieces and nephews and his four cousins, “The Girls,” who were like his sisters his entire life. He also had a special place in his heart for his late German short-haired pointer, “Roper.”

We would like to thank the following people who helped Stephen over the last couple of months, Scott, Richard, “Rooster” and Odell.

A memorial service will be held in Dallas at a later date.

Matthew 11:28-30 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Marian Elizabeth Turner
June 14, 1942 - July 24, 2014
 
Marian Elizabeth Turner, 72, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, July 24,
2014 at the Twilight Home in Corsicana. She was born June 14, 1942 in Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma to Truman and Virgie Miller.

She worked for several years at Corley Funeral Home, and later was employed with Physician’s Mutual Insurance Company, where she retired.
She was a member of Mildred Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken Turner; parents, Truman and Virgie Miller; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Ervin Speerbrecher; son-in-law, Dale Thompson; and granddaughter, Jackie Lynn Smith.

She is survived by her daughters, Kelly Thompson of Lincoln, Arizona, Mary Scott of Waco, Shelia Turner of Corsicana, and Sandra Palmer of Victoria; sons, Kenneth Turner II of Waco and Tom Roberts of Houston; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Kathryn Posey of Valley Center, Kansas.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randal Evett officiating.
Cremation will follow the service.

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Nancy Katherine "Kathy" (Howell) Davis-Madey
Feb 22, 1954 - Jun 9, 2014

Nancy Katherine "Kathy" Madey, 60, of Weatherford went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 9, 2014. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Alliance Community Fellowship, Fort Worth. Survivors: Husband, Andy Madey of Weatherford; daughters, Nancy Rachelle Bircher and husband, Becket, of Fort Worth and Johnna Davis of Burleson; stepdaughter, Monica Akin-Davis and husband, Jason, of Burleson; stepdaughter, Sarah Carter of Benbrook; stepson, Andrew Madey of Brock; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; parents, Don and Nancy Inez Howell of Fort Worth; and sister, Dani Howell of Fort Worth.

Notes:

  • Published in Star-Telegram on June 12, 2014
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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Nancy Katherine "Kathy" Madey, 60, of Weatherford went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 9, 2014.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Alliance Community Fellowship, Fort Worth.

Survivors: Husband, Andy Madey of Weatherford; daughters, Nancy Rachelle Bircher and husband, Becket, of Fort Worth and Johnna Davis of Burleson; stepdaughter, Monica Akin-Davis and husband, Jason, of Burleson; stepdaughter, Sarah Carter of Benbrook; stepson, Andrew Madey of Brock; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; parents, Don and Nancy Inez Howell of Fort Worth; and sister, Dana Howell of Fort Worth.


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Will Chance
Jan 28, 1908 - May 24, 1989

Mr. Will Chance, 81, of Goodlow died May 24, 1989, at the Maywood Manor Nursing Home in Kerens.

Wake services will be at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Goodlow with the Rev. Earnest Betts officiaiting. Burial will be in Goodlow Park Cemetery. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Emma Jean Betts of Goodlow, and Carrie Faye Owens of Samaria; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jimmy Chance of Goodlow, and Oscar Chance Jr. of Waxahachie; two sisters, Mary Montgomery and Arrilla Richardson, both of Goodlow; and one stepdaughter, Menzora Ward.

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Mae Hanna Greenlee
June 4, 1894 - Aug 5, 1989

Mrs. R. R. (Mae) Greenlee, 95, of Dallas, died Aug. 5, 1989, in Dallas.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Eureka Cemetery, with the Rev. Eugene Wood officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born June 4, 1894, in Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruben R. Greenlee, July 31, 1987.

She is survived by one nephew, Paul Turner of Dallas; and three nieces Rube Caster of Greenville, Lucille Burgess of Carrollton, and Edna Farine of Mesquite.

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Effie Robinson
abt 1923 - Jan 31, 2014

Effie Robinson, 90, of Streetman passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.
Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at Birdston Cemetery with Bro. Clayton Smith officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Tony Lee Crabtree
Nov 3, 1917 - June 24, 1989

Tony Lee Crabtree, 71, of Fort Worth, died June 24, 1989, in Granbury.

Services were 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Horace Crowder officiating. Burial was in the Campbell-Elrod Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 3, 1917 in Decatur, and had lived in Fort Worth since 1952. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for the Tarrant County Highway Department, and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Cliffie Mae Crabtree of Fort Worth; two daughters, Margaret Sue Ryder and Dorothy Jane Dodson, both of Houston; two grandchildren; five sisters, Lillian Elizabeth McGregor, Addie Lou Wood, Lena Pearl Davis, Jackie Jo Snowden, Frances Jean Warren, all of Athens; one brother, Benjamin Thomas Crabtree of Tennessee; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Bill McCoy, Bill Blackstock, Bobby Warren, Gerald Wood, Harold Wood, Tommy Snowden, Darrell Snowden, and Dwayne Crabtree.

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Robert Marshall Michaels
Jan 28, 1893 - July 17, 1989

Graveside services for Robert M. (Uncle Bob) Michaels, 96, a resident of Haven Nursing Home in Mexia, were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Dawson cemetery. The Rev. Homer Tarkington will officiate. Arrangements were under direction of Porter Funeral Home.

Mr. Michaels was a Baptist and is survived by nieces and nephews.

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Willie Jean Tidwell
abt 1932 - July 14, 1989

Mrs. Willie Jean Tidwell, 57, a resident of Austin, formerly of Dawson, died July 14, 1989 at her residence in Austin.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the House of Refuge Church of God in Christ in Dawson with the Rev. Cyrus Semple officiating. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery in Dawson. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Lynn Tidwell of Austin; five grandchildren; her mother, Delphia Walker of Dawson; three sisters, Delphine Brown of Dawson, Vera Branch of Waco, and Louise Price of Dallas; and one brother, the Rev. Johnnie Tidwell of Fort Worth.

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Harvie Parrish
Feb 13, 1909 - Aug 16, 1989

Harvie Parrish, 80, of Pursley, died Aug. 16, 1989, in Hubbard.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with brother Tommy Pugh and the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

He was born Feb. 13, 1909, in Dawson, and was a retired rancher and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Harvie Parrish of Pursley; three sons, E.L. Parrish and Harvie Lee Parrish, both of Pursley, and Ricky Whittlesy of Cypress; four daughters, Audra Mae Bowden and Kathy Newland, both of Corsicana, and Sue Murray of Pursley, and Vicki Parrish of California; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Letha Bone and Minnie Cates, both of Corsicana; one brother, Ottie Parrish of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Mike Murray, Charlie Parrish, Randy Carver, C.W. Price, Thomas Dyer, James Baldwin, James Lewis, and Elwyn Rhodes.

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James Ansel Coleman
June 16, 1898 -Aug 15, 1989

James Coleman, 91, of Streetman, died Aug. 15, 1989 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Cade Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ealon Coleman of Streetman; one son, F.A.
Coleman of Streetman; one daughter, Winnie Easterling of Streetman; one grandson, F.A. Coleman III of Hurst; and two great-grandchildren.

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Mary Virginia “Ginny” (Luker) Rawlins
Apr 26, 1911 - Oct 13, 1974

Mrs. Rawlins

KERENS—Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Paschal Funeral Home for Mrs. A. H. Rawlins, 83, resident of Kerens, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

Rev. Glenn Jones will officiate and burial will be at Kerens City Cemetery.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a retired secretary.

Survivors include her husband, A. H. (Red) Rawlins of Kerens; three daughters, Mrs. Barbara Carney of Three Rivers, Tex., Mrs. Michelle Earley of Winfield, and Mrs. Debra Darby of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Marilyn Streetman of Houston; a brother, Phil Luker of Decatur; a step-mother, Mrs. Clara Luker of Kerens; an aunt, Mrs. H. C. Herrington of Youngstown, Ariz., six nieces and nephews, and three grandchildren.

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Minnie Bell (Freeman) Parker
Nov 3, 1888 - Oct 14, 1974

Mrs. Parker

KERENS—Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Minnie Bell Parker, 85, resident of Kerens, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Olin Boles will officiate, and burial will be at Kerens City Cemetery. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Keele of Kerens; a son, Willis Parker of Tuscon, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Lona Palmer of Arkansas; and 10 grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Oct 14, 1974
  • Assumed w/o L. L. Parker married Jun. 26, 1910 d/o John D. Freeman and Mary A. (Pursey) Freeman per death certificate
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Callie (Sheppard) Noble-Havard
Feb 9, 1894 - Jul 12, 1974

Mrs. Harvard

KERENS—Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today in the Kerens First Baptist Church for Mrs. Callie Noble Harvard, 80 of Kerens, who died Friday at 1 p.m. in a Dallas hospital. Rev. Olan Boles will officiate, with Paschal Funeral Home in charge of service arrangements. Burial will be at the Kerens City Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, C. A. Havard of Kerens; two sons, Bazil Noble of Gulf Port, Mississippi and Jack Noble of Denton; three brothers, Joe Sheppard of Kerens, Ernest Sheppard of Altus, Oklahoma, and Roy Sheppard of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Pansy Harrell of Dallas and Mrs. Janie Frank of Denton; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, July 14, 1974
  • Obit says Harvard but it is Havard
  • 1st husband Bazil Noble, Sr. married Jun. 10, 1914 2nd Cazy A. Havard married Jun. 2, 1970 d/o Thomas Jackson Sheppard and Mary Jane (Pevehouse) Sheppard
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Lamar Harley Crawford
Sep 30, 1885 - May 16, 1974

L. H. Crawford

KERENS—Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Kerens for Lamar H. Crawford, 88, of Highlands, who died Saturday in Houston.

Rev. Bonner Magnus and Rev. Olin Boles will officiate, and burial will be at Kerens City Cemetery. Arrangements are with Paschal Funeral Home.

He was a former resident of Kerens and later moved near Houston. He was a retired carpenter and was a ship yard worker during the war.

Survivors include three sons, M. B. Crawford of LaPort, Leon Crawford and Harley Crawford, both of Highlands; three brothers, Morris Crawford and M. J. Crawford, both of Kerens, and Joe Crawford of San Antonio; two sisters, Mrs. W. G. Owens of Kerens and Mrs. C. C. Schrieber of Deer Park; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Charles Spencer "Spence" Thomas
Aug 15, 1915 - Jul 2, 1989

Charles Spencer "Spence" Thomas, 72, of Corsicana, formerly of Powell, died July 2, 1989, at the University of Texas Health Center in Tyler.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Woods Chapel A.M.E. Church in Powell with Pastor W.L. Coffey officiating. Burial will be in Elm Flat Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Minyon McCooney and Alfreda Hawkins, both of Pontiac, Mich., and Myrtle Minner of Floyada; a son, the Rev. Ricky Thomas of Pontiac, Mich.; one stepson, Henry Clay Sweeney of Pontiac, Mich.; numerous grandchildren; four sisters, Esther Bush of Peoria, Ill., Marie Hudson, Jewel Brown, and Clemmie Thomas, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Chester E. Thomas of Palestine and Benjamin Thomas of Powell; and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be William Brown, O.D. Harper, John Winston, Tilman Brown, Tracy James and Howard Evans.

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Jeff Brown
Oct 16, 1890 - Feb 3, 1973

ELM FLAT - Funeral services are set for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Elm Flat for Jeff Brown, 82, native of Navarro County who died Saturday at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Rev. H. W. Weathers will officiate, and burial will be in the Elm Flat Cemetery.

Scott Funeral Home of Corsicana will direct.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Beatrice Brown of Corsicana; a son, Odell Brown of Chatfield; four daughters, Mrs. Berthena Williams of Carlsbad, N.M., Mrs. Della Steward, Mrs. Cleo Brigham and Miss Barbara Brown all of Corsicana; two brothers, Walter Brown of Corsicana and Fred Brown of Powell; two sisters, Mrs. Winnie White and Mrs. Dearie James, both of Corsicana, nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 10 step-children, and 36 step-grandchildren.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Roy Earl Colvin
Sep 17, 1891 - Nov 11, 1941

ROY EARL COLVIN DIED NEAR ENNIS; BURIAL AT BAZETTE

Roy Earl Colvin, aged 50 years, died near Ennis at an early hour Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Bazette Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Bazette cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. E. Harrison, pastor of the Kerens Baptist church. Nephews will be pallbearers.

Surviving are two brothers, S. M. Colvin, Kerens, and J. S. Colvin, Ennis; five sisters, Misses Letty and Vaida Colvin, both of Ennis; Mrs. J. H. Nelson, Overton; Mrs. T. W. Poe and Mrs. John Deskin, both of Kerens, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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Mary Elizabeth (Finch) Sands
Jul 11, 1906 - Aug 11, 1989

Mary Elizabeth Finch Sands, 83, of Franklin, died Aug. 11, 1989, at Franklin Nursing Home.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Chatfield Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Johnson officiating. Blair-Stubbs-McCauley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born July 11, 1906, in Chatfield. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Franklin United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one son, John A. Sands Jr. of Arlington, Va.; two daughters, Dorothy Brannen of Albuquerque, N.M., and Carloyn Reeves of Franklin; one brother, John S. Finch of Corsicana; 13 grandchildren and
28 great-grandchildren.

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Maria Inez Ovalle
Apr 27, 1909 - May 6, 1989

Maria Inez Ovalle, 80, of Corsicana died Saturday, May 6, 1989, in Dallas.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Flanagan officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

She was born April 27, 1909 in Mexico and had lived in Corsicana afor 68 years.

She is survived by six sons, M.G. Ovalle, Albert Ovalle, Sunday Ovalle and Tom Ovalle, all of Corsicana; Christian Ovalle of Tyler, Bartolo Ovalle of Dallas; two daughters, Henrietta Aguado and Santana Ovally of Corsicana and a number of grandchildren and great-children.

Pallbearers will be Albert Ovalle Jr., Mike Aguado, Johnny Ovalle, Johnny Ovalle, Johnny Ovalle and Chris Ovalle.

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Alice Phillips
abt 1902 - July 28, 1989

Alice Phillips, 87, of Elgin, died July 28, 1989, in Austin.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Louise Ward of Elgin; one son, Raymond Ellis of Lovington, N.M.; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

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Ollie (Donaho) Kiser
Oct 27, 1896 - July 31, 1989

Ollie Donaho Kiser, 92, of Corsicana, died July 31, 1989, in Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Dr. William Boyd officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Oct. 27, 1889 [sic], in Corsicana. She was a retired nurse who had worked as an evening supervisor in Navarro County Memorial Hospital for many years, and was also director of nurses at Melhaven Nursing Home. She was a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, a member of the Rebecca Lodge No. 128 in Corsicana, a member of one of Corsicana's pioneer families, and a member of the Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip E. Kiser.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Kiser of Corsicana, and Kenneth Kiser of Huntsville; two daughters, Billie Horn of La Pine, Ore., and Barbara Brownfield of Waco; one sister, Ila Mae Buchanan of Bryan; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Aug 2, 1989
  • Texas Birth and Christenings record shows that she was born in 1896.
  • w/o Phillip Evander Kiser; d/o William Donaho & Dora A. (Martin) Donaho
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Jeffrey Allen Jones
Oct 16, 1976 - Aug 16, 1989

Jeffrey Allen Jones, 12, of Corsicana, died Aug. 16, 1989.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating.

He was born Oct. 16, 1976 in Corsicana. He was to have entered the seventh grade at Drane Middle School. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the National Reds Baseball Team.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Jones of Corsicana; two brothers, Tony Jones and Terry Jones, both of Corsicana; one sister, Cynthia Jones of Corsicana; grandparents, Johnnie and Faye Tolleson of Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. Lee O. Jones of Corsicana; and two nephews.

Pallberers will be Frank Clower, Richard Clower, Sonny May, Jerry Jones, Danny Albritton, Alvin (Buddy) Richards, Jackie Howard and Billy Richards.

Honorary pllbearers will be the National Reds Baseball Team and the seventh grade class at Drane Middle School.

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Brianna Diane Elmore
Unknown - Aug 17, 1989

Brianna Diane Elmore of Corsicana died Aug. 17, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services were held Saturday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. W.W. Bryant Jr. officiating. Arrangements were with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Survivors include her parents, Daniel and Shelly Elmore; grandparents, the Rev. Leroy and Imogene Elmore of Corsicana, Mr. and Mrs. Duane McGahan of Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. Don Sullivan of Kerens; great-grandparents, Opal Elmore of Corsicana, Mae and Jimmy Ferguson of Kerens, Mrs. Frances Sullivan of Kerens, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe S. Sheppard of Ruston, La.

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Charles Richard DuBose
abt 1941 - July 27, 1989

Charles Richard DuBose, 45, of Corsicana died July 27, 1989, at his residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Tony Neal officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his father, Fergie DuBose of Corsicana; his mother, Colleen DuBose of Corsicana; two sisters, Karen Bottoms of Navarro and Kathy Peek of Mesquite; an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Roberts of Tyler; one nephew, Jason Bottoms of Navarro; three nieces, Amy Bottoms, Kelli Peek, and Chesley Peek, all of Mesquite.

Pallbearers will be Mike Brashear, Kenneth Southard, Hollis Riggs, Larry Capehart, Ronny Robetrts and John F. Henderson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jack Bankhead, Dr. Kent Rogers, and Mike Jenkins.

Memorials should be sent to Baylor Home Care.

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Oma Hagler
Sep 15, 1900 - Aug 4, 1989

Oma Hagler, 88, of Corsicana, formerly of Ennis, died Aug. 4, 1989 in Corsicana.

Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.
B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was born Sept. 15, 1900 in Corsicana. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Sims Hagler.

Survivors include two sons, Weldon Hagler of Ennis and Ray Hagler of Tyler; one daughter, Doris Keeler of Ruidoso, New Mex.; one sister, Gertrude Sullivan of Irving; seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Hilda Jones
Nov 2, 1929 - Aug 26, 1989

Mrs. Hilda Jones, 59, of Corsicana, died Aug. 26, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev.
Horace Crowder officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was born Nov. 2, 1929, in Corsicana, and was a lifelong resident.
She was a secretary for the Texas Department of Human resources and a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Billy B. Jones of Corsicana; three sons, Billy Paul Jones of Corsicana, Rob Jones of Blooming Grove, and John Jones of Denton; five grandchildren; three aunts, Pearl McGlon and Pearl Ward, both of Corsicana, and Lillie Newell of Athens; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Barry Robinson, Ed Straubling, Herschel Davenport, Joe Baumgartner, Harold Scott, and Keith Phillips.

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

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Sam West
Aug 10, 1910 - Aug 23, 1989

Sam West, 79, of Longview, died Aug. 23, 1989, in a Longview Nursing Home.

Services were at 3 p.m. Thursday at Ricks Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Royce Sanders officiating. Burial was in George Cemetery.

Mr. West was born Aug. 10, 1910, in Navarro County. He worked for the A.S.C.S. office in Freestone County for many years before moving to Longview in 1969, where he was a bookkeeper for Todd TV and Appliances.
He was a member of Clay Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lorena West of Longview; one daughter, Grace West Todd of Longview; two sisters, Susie Kerzee and Bertie Beene, both of Mexia; one brother, Troy West of Mexia; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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Robert Gregg Cairns
Oct 27, 1923 - Aug 15, 1989

Robert G. Cairns, 66, of Waco, died Aug. 15, 1989 at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.

He was employed by the Federal Government as a meat and poultry inspector for 40 years. He worked at the Corsicana Poultry and Egg Company for several years in the late 1950s and later transferred to Waco, where he continued working for the government until his recent retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Leona Parks Cairns, formerly of Barry; one son, Gregg Cairns of Waco; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Hazel) Spinn of Waco; and two grandchildren.

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Drue (McCormick) Ruja
Dec 21, 1930 - Aug 21, 1989

Drue McCormick Ruja of Santa Barbara, Calif. and formerly of Corsicana, died Aug. 21, 1989 at her Montecito residence.

A seaside memorial service will be held Saturday morning at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. Her ashes were interred privately at Santa Barbara Cemetery.

She was a Navarro County native and a 1948 graduate of Corsicana High School. She was a generous benefactor of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, the Santa Barbara Zoo and Brentwood Presbyterian Church, of which she was an elder for many years.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. David Ruja; one son, Bill Cartwright; two daughters, Virginia Cartwright Swope and Leigh Cartwright; and one granddaughter, Whitney Swope, all of California; her mother, Beatrice R.
George of Corsicana; four sisters, Marylina McGraw of Frost, Virginia Brackett of Lubbock, Adelaide Hall of Dallas, and Melissa O'Neal of Plano and North Marlborough, Mass.; three step-sisters, Bobbie Dyar of Falls Church Va., Jane Taylor of Corsicana, and Martha Beard of Waco; and other relatives.

The family requests that memorials go to the American Cancer Society
(100 S. Main, Corsicana) or to an organization of the donor's choice.

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Nora Mae Henderson
Jan 26, 1906 - Aug 24, 1989

Mrs. Nora Mae Henderson, 83, of Dawson, died Aug. 24, 1989 at Hubbard Nursing Home.

Graveside services were 2 p.m. Friday at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Sherman. Wade Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Jan. 26, 1906, in Grayson County and was a homemaker. She belonged to East Sherman Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Garland Henderson in 1975.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Kay Anderson of Dawson; two sisters, Dayton Telford of Fort Worth, and Nina Wingo of Sherman; a brother, Morgan Faulkner of Marshal; and two grandchildren.

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Charles Grady "Shorty" Winn
July 4, 1913 - Aug 25, 1989

Charles Grady Winn, known to most as Shorty, 76, of Corsicana, died Aug.
25, 1989, at his residence.

Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church, with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Fellow deacons will be honored guests.

Winn was transferred to Restland Funeral Home on Greenville Avenue in Dallas for entombment in Restland Chapel Gardens. Visiting hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Restland Funeral Home.

He was born July 4, 1913, in Hubbard. He attended Hubbard public schools and was married in Hubbard. He served as a chief petty officer in the 99th Lone Star Battalion of the Seabees during World War II. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as division director of senior Adults, was deacon for 37 years, and was active in many other capacities. He was retired from the public relations division for Bruce Brown car dealer in Ennis.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Winn of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law steve and Teri Winn of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law, Claudia and Harry Sieber of Baltimore, Md.; two granddaughters, Kathryn Claire Winn of Dallas, and Diane Sieber of Baltimore, Md.; one grandson, Jason Winn of Dallas; one sister, Mrs. Jim Lewis of Arlington; and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Benevolent Fund or Special Fund at First Baptist Church.

Notes:


Walter Lewis Vernon
Dec 40, 1943 - Aug 28, 1989

Walter Lewis Vernon, formerly of Kerens, died Aug. 28, 1989 at M.D.
Anderson Hospital in Houston.

He was born Dec. 30, 1943.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lewis C. Vernon in 1980.
Survivors include two sons, Walter Lewis Vernon Jr., and Michael Vernon; one daughter, Ylonda Cudd; his mother, Fannie Mae Vernon; one sister, terri Orn.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Aug 29, 1989
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial in Shiloh Cemetery, Corinth, Denton Co., TX; s/o Lewis Comer Vernon Jr. & Fannie Mae (Thomas) Vernon

Jennie Mae Hall
May 6, 1906 - Aug 31, 1989

Miss Jennie Mae Hall, 83, of Kerens died Thursday, Aug. 31, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. John Shipman will officiate. Interment will be in New York Cemetery, near Athens.

She was born May 6, 1906, in New York, Texas. She was a graduate of North Texas State University. She received her master's degree from East Texas State University. She taught for 45 years in the Cross Roads, Athens and Murchison school districts.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Robert R. Lowe, of Kerens; one brother, A.H. Hall of Austin and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be men of the Methodist Church.

Notes:


William Leo "Mutt" Gallman
Apr 2, 1916 - July 26, 1989

Williem Leo (Mutt) Gallman, 73, of Italy, died July 26, 1989, in Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were at 2 p.m. Friday at the Boze-Mitchell Funeral Home with the Revs. John and Margaret Decker of the First United Church of Italy officiating. Burial was in the Hillcrest Burial Park in Waxahachie.
Boze-Mitchell Funeral Home of Italy is in charge of arrangements.

He was born April 2, 1916 in Dawson and was a letter carrier for the United States Post Office. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Italy, and served in the 36th Division of Texas in World War II. He was a member of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, and was a member of the D.A.V. Ellis County Chapter, #33.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen of Italy; one son, John G. Gallman of Fort Worth; one daughter, Celia Reeder of Fort Worth; one brother, Flaudie Gallman of Pampa; two sisters, Maurine Gallman of Italy and Bea Couch of Waxahachie; and three grandsons.

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Nancy Pitcock Hughes
July 25, 1934 - July 29, 1989

Nancy Pitcock Hughes, 55, of Colorado Springs, died July 29, 1989, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Services were held at First Methodist Church with the Rev. Claire Childress, Robert Strobel and Gilbert Zyzniewski officiating. Burial was at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver under the direction of Swan-Law Funeral Home.

She was born July 25, 1934, in Gainesville. She spent her childhood in Caracas, Venezuela. She graduated from Corsicana High School and earned a bachelor of science degree at North Texas State University in Denton.

She taught school in Corsicana, El Paso and Midland, where she was good will ambassador to India.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Hughes of Colorado Springs; one son, Michael Hughes of Denver; one daughter, Leslyn Hughes of Colorado Springs; one brother, Larry Pitcock of Houston; and one aunt, Mabel Rains of Corsicana.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Aug 8, 1989
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Ruth (Sutton) Hyndman
Mar 30, 1902 - Aug 20, 1989

Mrs. Edens (Ruth Sutton) Hyndman, 86, of Corsicana died Sunday, Aug. 20, 1989.

Services will be in Denton at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with interment in Sherman.

She was a resident of Corsicana until 1939, when she moved to Sherman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edens Hyndman.

She is survived by two children, Edens Hyndman Jr. and Ruth Ann Hickman, of Denton; one brother, B.K. Sutton of Sherman; and several grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Helen (Crouch) Cole
Jan 6, 1923 - Aug 21, 1989

Helen Crouch Cole, 66, of Denison, died Aug. 21, 1989, at Texoma Medical Center in Denison.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bratcher Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Purcell officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.

She was born in Corsicana Jan. 6, 1923. She married Manuel Cole on Jan.
6, 1944, in Corsicana. She is a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Denison and the Denison Service League.

Survivors include her husband, Manuel Cole of Denison; two sons, Ronnie Cole of Denison, and Scott Cole of Houston; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jack Lilley, Roscoe Renfrow, Pete Fisher, Ross Stoddard Jr., D.D. Jordan and Bob Barringer.

Memorials may be made to the Denison Public Library.

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Gladys Campbell Franklin
May 19, 1926 - Aug 23, 1989

Gladys Campbell Franklin, 63, of Midland, died Aug. 23, 1989 in Midland.

Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Dairy G. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in
Woodland Cemetery. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

She was employed with the Carson Pirie Scott Company in Chicago. She was a member of the Maryland Street Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Franklin of Houston and Jane Franklin Wheatley of Chicago;

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Bernice (Manning) Dudley
Feb 10, 1914 - Aug 30, 1989

Bernice Dudley, 75, of Corsicana, died Aug. 30, 1989, at Park Row Health Care Center.

Wake Service will be at 7 p.m. Friday in the Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Griffin Chapel, Church of God in Christ with Superintendent Elijah Baptist officiating.  Burial will be in
Woodland Cemetery. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Caraway Mayfield of Corsicana; five brothers, Drudy Manning of Dallas, Lindsey Manning of Corsicana, Mason Manning of San Francisco, and Stancil Manning and Curtis Manning, both of Fairfield, Calif.; two sisters, Mollie Moye of Corsicana, and Frances Graham of Fairfield, Calif.; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

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James Eldon Adkins
Oct 3, 1887 - Jan 28, 1973

J. E. Adkins

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for James E. Adkins, 85, of Ranger, Tex., who died Sunday at the Dallas Veterans Administration Hospital.

Dr. H. Lively Brown officiated and burial was at the Rice Cemetery in Rice.

Survivors include his widow, two sisters, and two brothers.

Pallbearers were Lonnie Hosch, K. F. Hawkins, L. J. Hawkins, Bill Shipp, Don Shipp, and F. H. Hawkins.

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J. E. Adkins

Funeral services are set for 11 a. m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for James E. Adkins, 85, of Ranger, Tex., who died Sunday at the Dallas Veterans Administration Hospital. Dr. H. Lively Brown will officiate, and burial will be at the Rice Cemetery in Rice.

He was a native of DeWitt, Mo., retired employe of the Lone Star Gas Co. in Ranger, where he had lived since 1920, a veteran of World War 1, a member of the American Legion, and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow of Ranger, two sisters, Mrs. Grace Johnson and Mrs. Jewel Wright and two brothers, Raymond G. Adkins and Ernest Adkins, all of Kansas City, Mo.

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John Ewing Brittain
Jul 28, 1909 - Nov 23, 1973

John Brittain

Funeral services are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for John Brittain, 64, of Houston who died Friday morning in Houston. Burial will be at Rice Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, John Brittain of San Diego, Calif. And Kenney Brittain; three brothers, James Brittain and Charles Brittain, both of Corsicana, and Roy Brittain of Detroit, Michigan; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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John Brittain

Funeral services are set for 4 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for John E. Brittain, 64, of Houston, who died in Houston Friday. Burial will be in the Rice Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, three brothers, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Rusty Brittain, Raymond Grucholski, Francis Joe Borsellino, Justino Rosas, Emery Horvarth, and Theo W. Holy.

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Lee Roy Hartley, Sr.
Jul 13, 1912 May 07, 1974

Rice Man Found Dead

RICE—Justice of the Peace W. H. Tipton returned an inquest verdict of “death by self-inflicted gunshot wounds” in the death of Lee Roy Hartley, 61, of Rice, father-in-law of newly elected Rice city commissioner, Kenneth Rawlings.

Investigating officer Grady McCall reported that he was called to the Rawlings home about 7 p.m. He said Hartley’s daughter had heard a shot about 8:50 p.m. and she and her husband found her father in his pickup truck which was parked in front of their home.

McCall said Hartley had been shot once in the right temple. The 22 caliber pistol was found in the truck and McCall said the gun had apparently fallen out of Hartley’s hand.

Hartley was pronounced dead on arrival when Judge Tipton held an inquest at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Hartley was a native of Boyce and will be buried at Rice Cemetery.

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L. R. Hartley

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Lee Roy Hartley Sr., 61, resident of Rice who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.

Burial will be at Rice Cemetery. He was a native of Boyce.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Margie Hartley of Rice; a son, Lee Roy Hartley, Jr. of Rice; three daughters, Mrs. James Crowe and Mrs. Pete Watson, both of Ennis; and Mrs. Kenneth Rawlings of Rice; two grandchildren; a brother Charlie Hartley of Rice; three sisters, Mrs. Virgil Atchley of Rice, Mrs. Flora Smith of Houston, and Mrs. Clifford Breeding of Dallas.

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L. R. Hartley

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Lee Roy Hartley Sr., 61, resident of Rice, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Marvin Bledsoe will officiate, and burial will be at Rice Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, son, three daughters, two grandchildren, a brother, and three sisters.

Pallbearers include Floyd Brewer, Grady McCall, David McAngus, Pete Ribble, Don Loper, and Billy Joe Fitzgerald.

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Madison Marshall Callaway “Matt” Parker
Jun 27, 1901 - Aug 23, 1974

M. M. Parker

RICE—Funeral services for Madison M. (Matt) Parker, 73, Rt. 1, Rice, who was fatally injured Friday in a pedestrian-car mishap, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Lynn Jones, pastor of Rice Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rice Cemetery.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Rice.

Surviving are his widow; two brothers, John W. Parker of San Antonio and Jesse B. Parker of Wortham; one sister, Miss Beulah Parker of Kansas City, Mo.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Loyd Barnes, Virgil Atchley, Joe Williams, J. W. Atchley, Richard Perry, and Gene Braddock.

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Ernest Edward Grissom
Feb 24, 1923 - May 25, 1989

Ernest Edward Grissom, 66, of Frost died May 25, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

A memorial service was held Saturday, May 27, 1989, at Frost Baptist Church.

He is survived by two sons, Gene Grissom of Scurry, Texas, and Wayne Grissom of Frost; two daughters, Lorene Young and Claudie Fortenberry, both of Frost; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; five sisters, Melzine Harris of Antlers, Okla., Pansy Brown and Ruth Partin, both of Buhl, Idaho; Virgie Vales of Stockton, Calif., and Alice Morris of Cameron, Okla.; and two brothers, Bobby Grissom of Cameron, Okla., and Jerry Grissom of Rock Springs, Wyo.

His body was donated to science.

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Louis M. Bennett
Nov 15, 1905 - May 19, 1989

Memorial services will be held for Louis M. Bennett, who died May 19, 1989, at 4 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Kerens with the Rev. Henry Lawson officiating.

Mr. Bennett was a former resident of Kerens and worked for the Soil Conservation Agency at the Kerens office prior to his retirement. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Bennett of Arlington; two sons, James Bennett of Arlington, and George Bennett of Kansas City; two brothers, George Lee Bennett of Baytown, and Harry S. Bennett of Temple.

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Francis Nell (Halley) Armstrong
Sept 19, 1914 - July 29, 1989

Francis Nell Halley Armstrong, 74, of Dallas, died July 29, 1989, in Fort Worth.

Private services were held.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Stanford Halley. She was a Corsicana High School graduate and had been superintendent of the State Orphan's Home in the 1930s and 40s. She was a retired teacher and artist.

She was formerly of Georgetown, Texas.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Christie Claire Shipman.

Surivors include one son, Stanford Halley Armstrong of Dallas; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

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Rev. J.T. Taylor, Sr.
Nov 10, 1919 - Nov 28, 1990

Rev. J.T. Taylor was born Nov. 10, 1919 in Washington, Texas to the parentage of the late Mr. Johnny Taylor and Lucinda Scurry Taylor. He received his former education in Washington County Schools. He professed faith in Christ and received the Baptism of Holy Ghost under leadership of the late Rev. Albert McCarther. He moved to Corsicana, Tx., with his family in his early life. Later he met and married the former Ms. Pearl Hughes and to this union twelve children were born. He served as minister in Corsicana and Hutchins areas before accepting pastoral duties at the Evangelical Church of God in Christ. After moving to Dallas, Tx., he was the original founder of Progressive Church of God in Christ on April 3, 1977. He was a retired employee of L.T.V. There are 4 sons that have been called into the ministry following a family tradition that includes, two brothers that are ministers, Rev. Floyd G. Taylor and Bishop David Taylor. He also served as secretary for Waxhachie District of the Church of God in Christ, The Progressive Church of God In Christ under the leadership of Bishop J. Neaul Haynes. An angel of silence entered into his life on Nov. 28, 1990.

Survivors: Wife: Mrs. Pearl Taylor; seven sons: Rev. J.T. Taylor, Jr., Rev. Willie Taylor, Mr. Bobby Ray Taylor, Rev. Tommy Y. Taylor, Mr. Clarence E. Taylor, Rev. Floyd A. Taylor and Mr. Lorenzo Taylor; five daughters: Missionary Alice L. Cooper, Mrs. Pearlie James, Mrs. Jo Faye Day, Missionary Lorene Beans and Mrs. Dianne Barnett all of Dallas, Tx.; thirty-six grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; 5 brothers: Mr. L.D. Taylor of Amarillo, Tx., Jeff Taylor, Mr. O.C. Taylor and Supt. Floyd Taylor all of Ft. Worth and Bishop David Taylor of Los Angeles, Calif. Four sisters: Mrs. Essie Mae Smith of Dallas, Tx., Missionary Mary Durham of Ft. Worth, Tx., Mrs. Ruthella Taylor, Clovis, NM and Mrs. Alice Joyce Maxwell, Wichita Falls and a host of other relatives and friends.

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  • The Examiner - Jan 7-31, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Mary Lou (Radford) Haynes
abt 1940 - July 26, 1989

Mrs. Mary L. Haynes, 49, of Corsicana died Wednesday, July 26 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital

Wake services will be Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Second Mission Baptist Church. The Rev. Paul Curry will officiate. Burial will be at the Silent Grove Cemetery in Cheneyboro, Texas. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Maurice Haynes of Corsicana; two sons, Derrell K. Haynes of Knob Noster, Missouri and Glenn D. Haynes of Corsicana; her mother, Mrs. Emma Baker of Corsicana; two sisters Helen Hamilton of Corsicana, Ann L. Curry of Killeen; one brother, Lewis Radford of Corsicana; two aunts, Molly Radford and Virdie Davis of Corsicana and one uncle, Clinton Radford of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Labron Walker, Robert Edwards, Curtis Green, Marlon Curry, Scott Jessie, Reginald Haynes, Charles Williams and Aaron Haynes, Jr.

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Ira Artie Brazzel
Sept 2, 1904 - July 30, 1989

Ira Artie Brazel, 84, of Corsicana, died July 30, 1989 at Whitehall Nursing Home in Crockett, Texas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. James Pope officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Ray and Floy Dowd of Red Oak, and James and Bobbie Pope of Crockett; six grandchildren; and
14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Gary Pope, Randy Pope, Mike Pope, Mark Pope, David Reeves and Ronnie Markwood.

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Addie Lee (Gordon) Rumbelow
Feb 3, 1913 - July 31, 1989

Addie Lee (Gordon) Rumbelow, 76, of Corsicana, died July 31, 1989, at her residence.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Luke's United Methodist Church with the Rev. A.L. Cronk officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

She was born Feb. 3, 1913, in Corsicana. She was a homemaker, and a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for 45 years.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Amey Rumbelow Davis, in 1978.

Survivors include her husband, Price Rumbelow of Corsicana; two daughters, Lee Ora Stone and Fancy Rumbelow, both of Corsicana; four sisters, Myrtle Shepler, C. Bell Hyden and Peggy Cook, all of temple, and Paulyne Rountree of Del Rio; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to either St. Luke's United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.

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Mildred Christine Lane
Feb 11, 1919 - July 31, 1989

Christine Lane, 70, of Plano, died July 31, 1989 at Heritage Park Nursing Home in Plano.

Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Chaplain Hubert Moss officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 11, 1919 in Fort Worth. She was a school teacher for
38 years in the Corsicana and Dallas ISDs.

Survivors include two aunts, Mrs. Elmo Simons of Waco, and Mrs. Ruth Lane of Tyler; several cousins.

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Rebecca (Ybarra) Krauter
Sep 3, 1967 - Aug 5, 1989

Rebecca Ybarra Krauter, 21, of Corsicana, died Aug. 5, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services are 9 a.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev.
George Merriman officiaitng. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Krauter of Malakoff; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ybarra of Corsicana; her grandmother, Evelyn Ybarra of Jacksonville; a grandfather, Joe Huerta of Plainview; three brothers, Frank Ybarra, Joe Ybarra and David Ybarra, all of Corsicana; one sister, Evelyn Ybarra of Corsicana.

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Cecil Bondurant
Feb 28, 1910 - Aug 5, 1989

Cecil Bondurant, 79, of Corsicana, died Aug. 5, 1989 in Corsicana.

Graveside services are 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Oakwood Cemetery with the
Rev. Calvin Francis officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.

He was born Feb. 28, 1910 in Corsicana. He was a lifetime resident. He
worked at the cotton mill and retired as a guard from the Texas
Department of Corrections in Huntsville. He was a member of the
Missionary Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Gladiola Bondurant of Corsicana; two
brothers, Sammuel Bondurant of Chicago and Ben Bondurant of Corsicana; a
number of nieces and nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Aug 6, 1989
  • h/o Gladiola Bondurant - s/o Samuel Francis Bondurant and Lillie
    (Fleming) Bondurant
  • U.S. ARMY WWII Company C, 272nd Infantry Regiment, 69th Infantry Division and Company C, 1st Signal Battalion, 7th Army
  • Men and Women in WWII
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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