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Vivian Claire "Bunnie" (Bunch) Reed
May 19, 1918 - Sep 3, 2014

Vivian Claire “Bunnie” Reed

Services for Vivian Claire Reed, 96, of Longview will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014, in the Welch Funeral Home Chapel, 4619 Judson Road with Dr. Roy James officiating. The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. Saturday prior to the service. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Dresden Cemetery in Dresden, Texas. Mrs. Reed passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at her home.
Mrs. Reed was born May 19, 1918, in Powell, Texas to Henry and Alice Howard Bunch. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Longview and a former member of the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana. Mrs. Reed graduated from North Texas State Teacher’s College and received her master’s degree from Baylor University. She taught in elementary school for 36 years. Mrs. Reed was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be remembered by her gracious hospitality, her positive attitude, and her encouraging smile. Mrs. Reed was preceded in death by her husband, E.D. “Chick” Reed; four sisters; and two brothers.
Mrs. Reed is survived by two daughters, Becky Supercinski and husband, Frank of Longview; and Sandra Hancock and husband, Larry of Nacogdoches; grandchildren, Lisa Supercinski Muller and husband, Frank; Ronnie Hancock and wife, Robin; Lee Supercinski and wife, Nicole; Jeff Hancock and wife, Kaycie; Lauren Supercinski Cammack and husband, Jason; and Jan Hancock McReynolds and husband, Jack; 14 great-grandchildren, Whitney Muller; Elizabeth Muller; Frank Muller IV; Gray Hancock, Garner Hancock; Reed Supercinski; Jake Hancock; Andrew Hancock; Claire Cammack; Ella Cammack; Cord Cammack; Meg Cammack; Reed McReynolds; and Abby McReynolds; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Hancock, Lee Supercinski, Jeff Hancock, Frank Muller, Jason Cammack and Jack McReynolds. Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Supercinski and Larry Hancock.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 1301 S. Broadway, Tyler, Texas 75701, www.cancer.org. or to a charity of choice.

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  • Submitted by Polly Winn
  • w/o Elvin Doyle "Chick" Reed; d/o Henry William Bunch & Alice Vivian (Howard) Bunch [buried at Bazette Cemetery]

Selma Kaufman
Apr 22, 1912 - Sep 1, 1922

Sad Death of Little Corsicana Girl

The sad news of the sudden and unexpected death of Selma, the 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kaufman at 3 o’clock this morning in Dallas, came as a sudden and severe shock to the relatives and many friends of the family here today. Selma and her older sister, Dorothy , underwent an operation in Dallas yesterday for the removal of their tonsils and adenoids, and while Dorothy is doing well, her sister died from the effects of the operation at the hour names.

The parents and other relatives of the girls were with them, and will bring the body of Selma home tonight, but nothing is yet known of the funeral arrangements.

Little Selma was an exceptional bright and lovable child, and her sudden and unlooked for death has cast a gloom over a large circle of friends.

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Steve Wayne Holloway
Dec 1, 1952 - Aug 21, 2014

Steve Wayne Holloway, 61, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana.
He was born Dec. 1, 1952 in Waco, to James B. and Mamie Sherrill Holloway.
He was employed with the City of Ennis as a plant operator at the waste water treatment plant, and retired after many years of service. He was a member of Anthony Drive Baptist Church. He had a great love for hunting, fishing, and going camping in really cold weather.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James B. and Mamie Sherrill Holloway; and a brother, James D. Holloway.
He is survived by his daughter, Carla Sandel and husband Billy Webb of Livingston; son, Jerremy Holloway and wife Candace of Ennis; grandchildren, Ashley Burnett and husband Nolan of Livingston, Curtis Sandel, Jr. of Livingston, Kaitlynn Sandel of Livingston, Ashlynn Tillett of Ennis, and Colby Wayne Holloway of Ennis; great-grandsons, Brayden and Easton Burnett of Livingston; brothers, Gary Holloway and wife Debbie of Corsicana and Michael Holloway and wife Misty of Corsicana; sister, Debra Holloway of Dallas, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation with the family was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eddy Ricks officiating. Interment will follow in Kerens City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jerremy Holloway, Curtis Sandel Jr., Bryan Pritchett, Jason Holloway, Sloan Thedford, Harris Ryan, Trevor Juhase, and Taylor Rubio. Honorary pallbearers will be Colby Wayne Holloway, Brayden Burnett, and Easton Burnett.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Food Pantry of Navarro County, 122 W. 1st Avenue, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Elizabeth Ann (McCann) Phillips
Oct 22, 1936 - Aug 21, 2014

Elizabeth Ann McCann Phillips passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

She was born Oct. 22, 1936 in Streetman, to Morris and Mary Chandler McCann. She lived most of her life in Dallas. She graduated from W. H. Adamson High School and has an associate degree from a local community college in Dallas.

Ann had a career as an Executive Assistant in the oil business until she found her passion working with the deaf. Ann was co-founder of the Deaf Action Center, a resource center for the deaf in Dallas County. She attained a level 5 mastery, the highest level for a deaf interpreter. She was appointed by the governor to the Texas Commission for the Deaf and served for six years. In retirement she served as the chair person for a Christmas party offered to families with deaf members.

Preceding Ann in death were Morris and Mary Chandler McCann, parents and Marcelyn Guinn, sister.

She is survived by son Mark Phillips of Dallas; daughter Marsha Johnson
(William) of Kansas City, Missouri; grandsons Sean Johnson of Kansas City, Missouri and Marcus Phillips, Dallas, Texas. Other surviving family members are: Shirley Gee (Jerry), sister, Germantown, Tennessee; Cheryl Ann Jimeson (Bo), Fort Worth, Texas and Shelley Guinn, Ft. Worth, Texas, nieces; Kevin Gee (Jennifer), Cave Springs, Arkansas and Justin Gee (Ann), Germantown, Tennessee, nephews; Sarah Chandler, sister-in-law, Dallas, Texas and Lyle Chandler, special cousin, Frisco, Texas. Ann also has many other warm, loving cousins and friends.

Graveside service will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Birdston Cemetery pavilion, FM RD 416, Streetman with the Rev. Grayson Glass officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Joel Davis
Feb 15, 1945 - Aug 15, 2014

Joel Davis, 69, of Silver City passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. He was born Feb. 15, 1945 in Combine, Texas to Paul and Valtie Davis. He graduated from Seagoville High School and worked for Beecham Laboratories.
He is survived by his wife Mary Enna Davis and two sons, Morgan and Jacob; eight grandchildren, Sebastian Davis, Joel Bradley Davis, Kallie Davis, Lili, Christian, Kennedy, Ethan and Abagail. He is also survived by two sisters, Bernice Haluska and Norma Griffith and numerous nieces and nephews. Joel was well-loved by his family and countless friends.
Memorial Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will follow memorial service.
Donations may be made to www.unicefusa.org or www.heart.org/HEARTORG or also to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Joyce Virginia (Burns) Smith
May 17, 1942 - Aug 13, 2014

Joyce Virginia Burns Smith, 72, of Alvarado, Texas went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. She fought a long and courageous battle of lung and heart disease. Joyce was born on May 17, 1942 in Corsicana to Olin Simon and Esther Lillian (Phillips) Burns. Joyce held numerous jobs in her lifetime ranging from waitress to factory worker.
She raised her six children alone. Joyce was a member of Grace Family Church of Alvarado, Texas.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Olin S. Burns and Lillian E.
Phillips Burns; a son, Carl Lee Gammell; and her brother, Floyd Burns.

Joyce is survived by five children: daughter, Melba Roberts and her husband, Russell, of Ft. Worth, Texas; daughter, Sheila Messer, and son, George H. Petta, both of Alvarado, Texas; son, Floyd Petta of Florida; and daughter, Georgia Pyle of Killeen, Texas; two daughters-in-law:
Linda Gammell and Patsy Winters, both of Gulfport, Mississippi; 11
grandchildren: Russell Roberts Jr.; David Roberts and his wife, Tarah; Casey Simpson and his wife, Diana; Jessica Simpson and her husband, Adam; Carley Tarpley and her husband, Jason; Katrina Petta; Amber Hassanshahi and her husband, Max; Cecily Petta and her husband, Matt; Brittany Garner and her husband, Ben; Savannah Hunt; and Andrew Pyle.
She is also survived by 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Lola Allen of Wills Point, Texas; and Ola Knight and her husband, Kenneth, of Terrell, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Joyce was dearly loved and will be missed by all.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug.
15, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16,
2014 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Larry Whitehead officiating. Interment will follow the service in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas. Pallbearers will be Russell Roberts Jr., Casey Simpson, George Petta, Andrew Pyle, Johnny Miller II, Bobby Bautista, and David Roberts.

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Patsy Dell (Brock) Belcher
May 10, 1939 - Aug 11, 2014

Patsy D. Belcher, 75, of Frost passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2014.
Graveside service will be 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at Frost Cemetery with Gordon Lockett officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Patsy D. Belcher, 75, of Frost passed away Monday evening, August 11, 2014. She was born May 10, 1939 in Maples, Texas to Bernie Brock and Evelyn Wally Brock. She was a member of Frost Baptist Church. Patsy enjoyed listening to Elvis Presley music. She also loved playing softball and telling jokes.

She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Charlie Belcher of Frost; children, Kenneth Belcher, Samuel Belcher and Michael Edwards; grandchildren, Lisa Belcher, Renalee Belcher, Christopher Belcher, Blake Belcher and Rebecca Belcher.

Graveside service will be 9:00 am Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Frost Cemetery with Gordon Lockett officiating. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Belcher, Samuel Belcher, Michael Belcher, Isiah Belcher, Christopher Belcher and Zacky Ybarra. Honorary Pallbearers will be Don Belcher and Alva Lynn Smith.

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Ermalynn Samuels
May 11, 1954 - Jan. 10, 1956

Samuels Child Dies At Temple

Ermalynn Samuels, 20 –months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Samuels of Temple, died Tuesday morning at Temple.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in the Hebrew cemetery.

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

Surviving are the parents and a brother, Phillip Samuels, all of Temple, and a grandmother, Mrs. M. Blankenfield, Port Arthur, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Burney Bobkoff, Robert Werner, Raymond Goldman and Louis Goldberg.

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Bertha (Rosenthal) Stein
Sep 15, 1877 - Dec 16, 1936

ENNIS WOMAN WAS BURIED IN HEBREW CEMETERY TODAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Stein, aged 59 years, wife of Sam Stein of Ennis, who died in an Ennis hospital Wednesday, were held at the Hebrew cemetery here Thursday morning at 11 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rabbi Shapiro.

Mrs. Stein was a native of Romania, but had resided in Ennis for many years.

Surviving are her husband, a son, Harry Stein, Overton; and two daughters, Cecila and Doris Stein, both of Ennis.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements here.

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Deniese (Southard) Nicholson
Nov 18, 1955 - Aug 19, 2014

Deniese Nicholson, 58, of Barry passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Barry. She was born Nov. 18, 1955, in Corsicana to Roy and Mearl Southard.

Deniese was the much-loved wife of Steve Nicholson for 40 years. Her family was her pride and great joy and the main focus of her life.
Deniese had a special gift for making each person in her life feel like the most important person in her life because they were. Mimi loved making cookies and brownies with the grandkids, watching their sporting events, wiener roast, and fishing. Special time was also spent with her husband, Steve, checking the cows and the crops each season. Every occasion was a special family celebration; Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, birthdays, even Halloween.

Deniese was preceded in death by her parents, sister-in-law Patricia Southard and brother-in-law Harold Ridlehuber.

She leaves behind her husband, Steve Nicholson; children, Kristal Nicholson, Brandon Nicholson and wife Amy, and Zane Nicholson and wife Kristin; grandchildren Colton Nicholson, Trent Nicholson, and Wyatt Nicholson; sister Ruth Ann Ridlehuber; brothers, Kenneth Southard and wife Glenda, Bill Southard and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at the Cryer Creek Cemetery with Dr. Darren Heil officiating. Memorials may be made to a local crisis center of your choice or to Gideons International at
50 Century Blvd., Nashville, TN 37214. Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Stephen Bruce "Steve" Nicholson; d/o Roy Kenneth Southard & Mearl
    (Garvin) Southard

Janie Florence (Crocker) Melton
May 10, 1926 - Jun 23, 2014

Janie Florence Crocker Melton, 88, of Grand Prairie passed away Monday, June 23, 2014, in The Estates of Grand Prairie Nursing Center in Grand Prairie. Graveside rites will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 27, 2014, at the Prairie Point Cemetery with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Fred Douglas Cunningham
Dec 8, 1948 - Aug 22, 2014

Fred Douglas Cunningham, 65, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born Dec. 8, 1948 in Corsicana, Texas to L. D. Cunningham and Christine Stovall Cunningham. He received his formal education at the G. W. Jackson School District, accepted Christ in his life and united with the Bethlehem Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, and in many other capacities. Fred also served in the United States Army. He met and married Laura Henderson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-son, Demitrius Brown and niece, Heather.

Fred is survived by his wife, Laura Cunningham of Corsicana; children, Mark Cunningham of Austin, Kameshia Wadley and Francheska Cunningham both of Dallas, and stepson, Derwin Brown of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters; Peggy Deeds and husband, B.J., Barbara Wright and husband Ronald, and Pam Hayes; one brother, Louis Cunningham; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at the Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Samuel Love officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

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Sarah (Harris) Houck
May 10, 1922 - Aug 26, 2014

Sarah Harris Houck, 92, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 in Corsicana, Texas. She was born May 10, 1922 in Hamilton, Texas the daughter of Elmo Harris and Lottye Mae Faulkner.

On Nov. 15, 1939 she was united in marriage to Hamilton H. Houck. They shared over 64 years of life together. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, and was Baptist by faith. She had a great love to sew, garden, and to cook. She was a Rosie the Riveter for B-36 aircraft during World War II.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hamilton H. Houck; parents; two sisters and a brother.

She is survived by her son, James Harold Houck and wife Betty of Hubbard; grandchildren, James Bradford Houck of Denton and Rhonda Houck of Carrollton; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at the Old IOOF Cemetery in Hamilton, Texas with the Rev. Andrew Sobities officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hamilton Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 744, Hamilton, Texas 76531.

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Valta Ruth (Adams) Bruce
May 29, 1921 - Aug 26, 2014

Valta Ruth Bruce, 93, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at Heritage Oaks West Retirement Village. Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Brushie Prairie Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Valta Ruth Bruce, 93 of Corsicana, passed away August 26, 2014 at Heritage Oaks West. She was born May 29, 1921 to Clint and Velma Adams in Navarro County.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 63 years, Rovane Bruce; brothers, Truman Adams and Delma Rea Adams; sister Onetar Adams.

She is survived by son Chris Bruce and daughter in law Rachel Bruce; grandchildren, Easton and Kimber Bruce; nephews Weldon Cottongame, Ronnie Adams; niece Dorothy Burns.

Visitation will be 6-7 pm Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2 pm Friday, August 29, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Brushie Prairie Cemetery

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  • w/o Rovane Bruce; d/o Clint Hill Adams & Velma Sarah (Slater) Adams

Mamie Maurine (Ellis) Dunagan
Sep 6, 1906 - Dec 10, 1991

Mamie Dunagan

Mrs. Mamie M. Dunagan, 85, of Corsicana, died Dec. 10, 1991, at her residence.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in the Emmett Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 6, 1906, in Post, Texas.  She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church and was a battery filler for the cotton mill for 17 years.

Survivors include one daughter, Catherine Peevy of Corsicana; one son, Robert Baker Dunagan of Meeker, Okla.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one niece; and one nephew.

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William Odus Holcomb
May 19, 1907 - Jan 20, 1991

W.O. Holcomb, 83, of Corsicana died Sunday, Jan. 20, at Mel-Haven Nursing Home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be at Emmett Cemetery.

Survivors include one brother, Ray Holcomb of Navarro Mills; four sisters, Ethel Cranfill of Fort Worth, Mary Harris of Athens, Jessie Alford of Linden and Mae Bryant of Barry; two grandchildren, Rick Holcomb of San Antonio and Ronny and Ronda Lewis of Corsicana; two great-grandchildren, Melissa and Wesley Lewis of Corsicana.

The nephews will be pallbearers.

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Alton Ratliff
Jan 18, 1932 - Jan 9, 1991

Alton Ratliff, 58, of Corsicana, died Jan. 9, 1991, at the VA Hospital in Temple.

Services are 10 a.m. Friday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with James Cummins officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 18, 1932, in Corsicana. He was in the Korean Conflict and was a welder in Corsicana for many years.

He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Ricky Rogers of Corsicana; two brothers, Van Ratliff of Beaumont and J.D. Ratliff of Corsicana; one sister, Bettie Tyner of Corsicana; and three grandchildren, David, Gayle and Michael Rogers of Corsicana.

Pallbearers are Gary Tyner, Randy Tyner, Van Arthur Ratliff, Michael Ratliff and Billy Joe Ratliff. Honorary pallbearers are Joe Gregory and Lee Toms.

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Lorine (Matthews) Payne
Sep 6, 1896 - Jan 5, 1991

Mrs. Lorine Payne, 94, of Athens and formerly of Corsicana, died Jan. 5,
1991 at South Palace Nursing center in Athens.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home chapel with Eric Cupp officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born Sept 6, 1896 in Spring Hill, the daughter of Theo and Lelia
(McVey) Matthews. She was a member of the Eastern Hills Church of Christ in Athens.

She was a lifelong businesswoman, first opening a milinary shop in Hillsboro in 1924 where she met and married her late husband, Waller Payne.

In the mid-1930s the Paynes opened a ready-to-wear store on Beaton St.
in Corsicana, which they named The Smart Shop. The couple later owned stores in Trinidad and Malakoff. In 1941 they moved to Athens and opened a store on the courthouse square. The couple owned the Athens shop for 14 years and later opened a floral shop on S. Palestine, which they operated for 17 years.

She was a member of the Athens chapter of Order of the Eastern Star and served as a Worthy Mason in 1963. She was a member of the Henderson County Garden Club, where she was recently made a life member.

Her artistic talents were many. When the high bridge over the Trinity River was dedicated, the Paynes furnished floral decorations with Mrs.
Payne designing and decorating a replica of the bridge.

Survivors include one sister Mrs. Oma (Matthews) Jaggers of Phoenix; two nephews and other relatives.

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Betty Ann Richardson
July 10, 1935 - Jan 15, 1991

Miss Betty Ann Richardson, 55, of Corsicana, died Jan. 15, 1991, at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Services were 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with Dewey Fogerson officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born July 10, 1935, in Navarro County where she was a lifelong resident. She was a member of the Westhill Church of Christ.

She is survived by her mother, Mrs. R.H. (Ina P.) Richardson of Corsicana; three brothers, Ben Richardson of Seguin, Bill Richardson of Corsicana and Ralph Richardson Jr. of Gun Barrel City; four sisters, Mrs. John Ross of Corsicana, Mrs. J.O. Crider of Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. Earl Wilson of Granbury and Mrs. Robert Vaughn of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers included Robert E. Harper, Blair Beamon, James Nelson, Denver Wright and nephews.

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Joe Robert Welch
Jul 22, 1921 - Jan 22, 1991

Joe R. Welch, 69, of DeSoto, died Jan. 21, 1991, in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev.
James McKee officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born July 22, 1921, in Ringland, Okla., and had lived in DeSoto for 22 years. He was a retired truck driver for the city of Fort Worth, a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Corsicana, and served in the Navy during World War II.

He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Joe Welch, in 1947.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Oreada Welch of DeSoto; four sons, Robert Earl Welch of Midlothian, Ronnie Dean Welch of Duncanville, Bob Welch of Conroe, and Lynn Welch of Arlington; two daughters, Lynda Arnold of Mesquite, and Sue Stuart of Arizona; 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Katheryn Doggett of Fort Worth; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Herman Ledford, Tim Wagner, Jimmy Welch, Mike Welch, David Bailey and Billy Don Watkins.

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Isaac "Sonny" Levy
Feb 8, 1930 - Aug 31, 2014

Mr. Isaac “Sonny” Levy, 84, formerly of Waco, passed away at Fortress Health and Rehab of Rock Prairie, in College Station, Texas on Sunday, Aug., 2014.

Sonny was born on Feb. 8, 1930 in Corsicana, to Henry and Ida Levine Levy.

He graduated from Corsicana High School, and then attended the University of Texas, receiving a degree in business administration.  Sonny had a long, successful career with the Veterans’ Administration in Waco. Prior to that he worked with his uncle, Louis Shwarts, in the cotton business in Corsicana. He enjoyed refereeing high school and junior college football games in the Waco area. His other love was golf.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and loving wife of 42 years, Mary Elizabeth Levy.

Survivors include his nephew, Bill Levy of Carrollton; great niece, Allison Brookman and husband Matt of Lewisville; his nephew, Neil VanStavern and wife Ginny of College Station; his nephew, Phil VanStavern and wife Barbara of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Graveside services with military honors are scheduled for 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at the Hebrew Cemetery on West Second Avenue in Corsicana with Rabbi Laura Shwarts Harari from Waco officiating.

The family would like to thank the staff of Brazos Valley Hospice for their loving care.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Edward Harvis Dortch
About 1901 - Jan 2, 1991

Edward Harvis Dortch, 90, of Navarro County, died Jan. 2, 1991, in Dallas.

Services were 1 p.m. Friday at Farmers Branch Church of Christ with Eddy Kertchersid officiating.

Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.

He was a life-long resident of Navarro County and a member of Farmers Branch Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie Stark Dortch of Dallas; one daughter, Doris Faye Garland of Wichita Falls; two sons, Wayne Dortch and Kenneth Dortch, both of Dallas; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Ceci. Honea of Calera, Okla.; and one sister, Ruth NcNeil of Corsicana.

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Sornnie C. Deen
Nov 11, 1924 - Dec 11, 1990

Sornnie C. Deen, 66, of San Antonio, died Dec. 11, 1990, at Santa Rosa Medical Center in San Antonio.

Services were noon Dec. 14 at Second Baptist Church in San Antonio and the Rev. S.H. James officiated. Burial was in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio under direction of Lewis Funeral Home.

He was born Nor. 11, 1924 in Corsicana. He was a counselor at Sam Houston High School in San Antonio until he retired in 1985. He was a former physical education teacher with the San Antonio ISD.

During his professional career in education, he was dean of the Men's Deaf and Blind Orphans School at Austin, was coach at Pickard High School in Brenham and coach at Hilliard High School in Bay City.

He was a graduate of Jackson High School in Corsicana, Butler Academy in Tyler, Samuel Huston College in Austin, Texas Southern University in Houston and Prairie View A&M University. He received his M. Ed. degree from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio.

He was in the U.S. Army during World War II where he served under Gen.
George Patton. He received the Purple Heart, two Bronze Service Stars and many decorations and citations.

He married Rosemary Hubert June 1, 1950 in Brenham.

He was a member of the Second Baptist Church Senior Usher Board, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Messieurs Et Mesdames Bridge Club, Astronaut Diversion Club, Bay City Friends Club, Hilliard High Alumni Associattion, Jackson Ex-Students Association, Pickard High Alumni Association and Men's Breakfast Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis Deen and Cora Calhoun Deen.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Deen of San Antonio; two sisters, Gertrude Waters of Corsicana and Beulah Mae Starks of Dawson; four aunts, Rosa Calhoun of Fort Worth, Bessie Rogers of Corsicana, Hattie Wilson of San Antonio and Thelma Calhoun of Austin; two uncles, Wilbur Calhoun of Corsicana and Samuel Calhoun of San Antonio; and a number of nieces and nephews

Pallbearers were Clarence Antwine, Dr. W.H. Hadnott, Willie Hargis, John Middleton, W.C. King, Bennie Cole, Emanuel Wilson, Wallace Starks, Henry Pettie and Dave Jones.

Notes:

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

Zenobia L. (Jackson) Smith
Dec 25, 1990

Zenobia L. Smith, 80, of Corsicana, died Dec. 25, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake services will be 7 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. C.M. Young officiating. Burial will be in Steen Cemetery in Malakoff.

Survivors include one son, Curtis Jackson of Corsicana; six grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; seven brothers, Oresta Jackson, Matthew Jackson and Alvis Jackson all of Malakoff, Troy Jackson and Sammie Roy Jackson, both of Brownwood, Connis Ray Jackson of Killeen; and Charlie Jackson of Corsicana; one sister, Connie Lee Harkless of Athens; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Britt Jackson, Timothy Jackson, Curly Jackson and Raymond Smith.

Notes:

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

Morris "Tiny" Quinn
Aug 23, 1917 - Jan 5, 1991

Morris (Tiny) Quinn, 73, of Pittsburg, died Jan. 5, 1991, in Tyler.

Graveside services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crossroads Cemetery near Puttsburgh and the Rev. Sam Jones officiated. Erman Smith Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born Aug. 23, 1917, in Navarro County and was a retired self-employed specialty parts maker.

Survivors include his wife, Dora Quinn of Pittsburg; one daughter, Zelda McGriff of Garland; two grandsons; and one brother, Eddie Quinn of Wichita, Kan.

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Celie Estlee (Payne) Fagan
July 6, 1900 - Jan 20, 1991

Mrs. Celie Estlee Fagan, 90, of Corsicana, died Jan. 20, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the 13th and K Church of Christ in Levelland, with Jerry McCorkle and Melford Fagan officiating. Burial will be in the Whitharral Cemetery in Whitharral. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

She was born July 6, 1900, in Little Rock, Ark. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ at Westhill.

She is survived by two daughters, Vera E. White of Corsicana, and Mrs.
Conoy V. Townsend of Littlefield; four sons, Castle H. Fagan of Irving, Clinton J. Fagan of Levelland, Melford J. Fagan of Altus, Okla., and James V. Fagan of Richwood; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Elma Roy of Oklahoma City, Zelma Sally of Cushing, Okla.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Frankie June (Cherry) Blanton
Feb 21, 1951 - Sep 2, 2013

Frankie June Blanton of Ennis, age 58, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2007, in Dallas. She was born on February 6, 1949, in Teague, Texas, to Aubrey F. and Virginia June (Hobbs) Cherry. Frankie worked at Wal-Mart for fifteen years and was an avid 42 domino player.
She is survived by her daughter, Tracie Blanton of Malakoff; son, Jim Blanton and his wife Shirley of Waxahachie; granddaughter, Megan Blanton, two brothers, James Cherry and his wife Cheryl of Channelview, Texas, and Will Cherry and his wife Glenna of Red Oak; two sisters, Mary Caldwell and Donna Hartis and her husband Royce all of Ferris; several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 14, 2007, in the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel at 800 S. Kaufman St. in Ennis. Interment will follow at the Rice Cemetery.

Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home

Notes:

  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Aubrey Franklin Cherry & Virginia June (Spurgeon) Hobbs-Cherry

Brenda Vera (Dunaway) Gullatt
July 27, 1940 - Aug 27, 2014

Brenda Vera Gullatt, 74, of Blooming Grove passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at her residence. She was born July 27, 1940 in Alabama to Raymond Dunaway and Violet Butcher Dunaway. She attended the First Christians Church in Blooming Grove. Brenda had a great love for animals and taking pictures of windmills at sunset. She was an avid reader of Stephen King and Dean Koontz books. She also traveled all the central states doing repairs on fiberglass bathtubs.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Edward Dunaway and Violet Butcher Dunaway.

She is survived by her two children, RaeJeana Beckham of Blooming Grove and Loren Gullatt and wife Marti of Grand Prairie; four grandchildren, Paige Beckham of Blooming Grove, Daniel Jackson of Purdon, Casey Anders of Hubbard, Kyla Rinaldo of Baytown and one great-grandchild, Kole Holman of Blooming Grove; one brother, Ray Dunaway of Blooming Grove; nephews, Bart Dunaway of Corsicana and Mike Dunaway of Waco.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at Rose Hill Cemetery with Bro. Bryan Connley officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Navarro County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1734, Corsicana, Texas 75151.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jesse Charles Garman
June 9, 1927 - Aug 28, 2014

Jesse C. Garman, 87, of Corsicana, Texas passed away Thursday, Aug. 28,
2014 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. He was born June 9, 1927 in Peebles, Ohio to Clarence Alfred and Ethel Pearl Garman.

Jesse spent 47 years for Southwestern Portland Cement Company in Fairborn, Ohio and Odessa, Texas. He retired while living in Odessa and had achieved the position of quarry foreman. After retiring, he and his wife moved to Cloudcroft, New Mexico and then on to Corsicana in 2003.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Garman is survived by his wife of 66 years, three daughters, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Steve Orbison officiating. Cremation followed under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Cecilia "Cindy" Theora (Bland) Nelson
July 31 1943 - Aug 30, 2014

Cindy Nelson, 71, of Corsicana, passed away peacefully at Country Meadows Nursing Home on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.

Cecilia “Cindy” Theora Nelson was born on July 31, 1943, in Post, Texas, to Cecil Merritt and Nancy Alma (Cordell) Bland. Cindy grew up in Post, which is in Garza County, and graduated from high school there. After graduation and turning 18, Cindy moved to Corsicana and lived with her aunt Shuggy. Through her life, she was married, had three children, and was a wonderful homemaker. She worked as a waitress, owned a restaurant, and studied to be a nurse. She served as a home health aide for many years. Cindy was an extremely loving and caring woman, who lived to serve others. She was an exceptional gardener and loved spending time in her garden. She was also a great cook and her cabbage rolls were a favorite dish she prepared for her family. Cindy was a Christian and attended Grace Community Church. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Cindy was preceded in death by her parents, and her aunt, Ruth ‘Shuggy’
Carson.

Survivors include her children, Terrie Richter and her husband David of Mildred; Mike Kirby and his wife Mary of Chatfield; Judy Paschal and her husband Shannon of Corsicana; her brother, Bill Bland and his wife Judy of Seymour; her grandchildren, Erika Richter, Tyler Richter, Brooke Richter, Cpl. Matthew Kirby, USMC, Mark Kirby, and Andrew Paschal; and her great-grandchildren, Isaac Cavender, Adiline Richter, and Jensen Kirby. She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

There will be a private memorial service held at a later date in Post, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA. 22311 (www.diabetes.org), or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Clyde Morrison Johnston
Dec 9, 1919 - June 27, 1989

Clyde Morrison Johnston 69, of Malakoff, died June 27, 1989 at Lakeland Medical Center in Athens.

Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster and Brown Chapel with the Revs. Ray Dobel and Lester Simmons officiating. Interment will follow in the Kerens City Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 9, 1919 in Barry. He was the son of Howell and Lena Johnston. He had lived in Athens for the past 50 years. He was a rancher. He was a member of the Willow Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Johnston of Malakoff; his mother, Lena Johnston of Bonham; two brothers, Joe Johnston of Dallas, and Charlie Johnston of Bonham; one sister, Evalee Tackett of Grand Prairie; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Carmack Watkins, Tommy Watkins, Mark Johnston, Mike Johnston, Arnold Jones, Tracy Edwards, Tommy Stutts and Larry Stutts.

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Emory Clyde "E.C." Watson
July 30, 1989

Emory Clyde (E.C.) Watson, 85, a former resident of Kerens, died July 30, 1989, in Orange.

Services will be at 2 pm. Wednesday in Kerens First Baptist Church with the Rev. Chuck Biscoe officiating. Burial will be in the Kerens City Cemetery under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home.

He was a resident of Kerens and was a retired school principal. He taught many years in the Kerens School District. He was a deacon of the First Baptist Church and was a mason for 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Watson, in 1987.

Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Coffey of Orange; two brothers, Lonnie Watson of Corsicana and Elisha Watson of Wichita Falls; one sister, Ruby Oliver of Lubbock; and two grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 31, 1989
  • h/o Inez Elizabeth (Grant) Watson; s/o William Elisha "Billy" Watson and Lucy Olive (Smith) Watson
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Jimmie Reta (Inmon) Bristow
Nov 12, 1903 - Jan 15, 1991

Jimmie Reta Bristow, 87, of Kerens, died Jan. 15, 1991, in Kerens.

Services were 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens, with the Rev. John Shipman officiating. Burial was in the Kerens City Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 12, 1903, in Kerens. She graduated from the University of Texas in Austin and had lived in Palestine for about 40 years before returning to Kerens about three years ago. She was a teacher for 35 years and was a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include one sister, Ethel Inmon of Kerens; one brother, Nelson Inmon of Plano; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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W. H. Braddy
Oct 20, 1913 - Jan 3, 1991

W.H. Braddy, 77, of Barry, died Jan. 3, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev.
Wayne Mahoney officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 20, 1913, in Whitney, and had lived in Barry since 1930. He was a truck farmer and a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Pearl Braddy of Barry; and a number of cousins.

Cousins will serve as pallbearers.

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Mamie Eugenia (Moyers) Nelson
Aug 20, 1892 - Jan 6, 1991

Mamie M. (Aunt Mamie) Nelson, 98, of Elm Mott, died Jan. 6, 1991 at a Waco hospital.

Services were 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wilkirson-Hatch Funeral Home in Waco with Minister Stacy Petty and Minister Sam Armstrong officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana.

She was born Aug. 20, 1892 in Ferris and she graduated high school in Ferris. She attended college at Cleburne Christian College as a music major. She taught music for several years. She married Daniel Robert Nelson Sr. in 1913. She was a lifetime member of Elm Mott Church of Christ, and a member of Wally Byam Caravan Club. She enjoyed traveling.

Survivors include three daughters, Josephine Bebout of Corpus Christi, Ethel Nelson of Elm Mott, and Pearl Garza of Waco; five sons, James Nelson, John Nelson, and Charles Nelson, all of Corsicana, Paul Nelson of Kemp, and Wade Nelson of Laguna Park; one sister, Josephine Chapple of San Angelo; 28 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Grandsons Wayne Nelson, Jimmy Nelson, David Bebout, Wade Nelson Jr., Charles Nelson Jr., and Monty Nelson will serve as pallbearers. The remaining grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the Northside Church of Christ Building Fund,
2500 Parrish, Waco, Texas.

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William Lawrence "Jack" Stough
Feb 27, 1906 - Jan 8, 1991

Jack Stough, 84, of Corsicana, died Jan. 8, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr.
Charles Rice officiating. Burial is in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 27, 1906, in Corsicana. He was a retired employee of Collin Street Bakery, a member of the Methodist Church and a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Mattie Stough of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Otis Harwell, Mrs. Ray Harper and Elizabeth Emery, all of Dallas and Bertha Cox of Grand Prairie; three brothers, Rutherford Stough of Tupelo, Leon Stough of Corsicana and Charles Stough of Midland; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers included Maurice Pollock, James Parks, Wesley Pryor, Eugene Pryor, L.W. McNutt, Bob McNutt and Milton Campbell.

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L. C. Yerby
May 31, 1918 - Jan 8, 1991

L.C. Yerby, 72, of Corsicana, died Jan. 8, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. James T. Davis officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleene Yerby of Corsicana; one son, George Lee Yerby of Denton; one daughter, Linda Shafer of Corsicana; one brother, Carlton Yerby of Whitney; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bert Brister, Allen Ward, Jerry Blackmon, Jim Donald, Bobby Owens and Jerry Reeder.

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Alice Catherine (Ruth) Roman
Feb 21, 1901 - Jan 16, 1991

Alice Roman, 89, of Corbet, died Jan. 16, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev.
J.O. Lawler and the Rev. Robert Easterline officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 21, 1901, in Navarro County, and was a lifelong resident of Navarro County. She was a member of the Baptist church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm E. Roman, in 1978, and a daughter, Bobbie Anderson.

Survivors include one son, Malcolm Roman of Richardson; two daughters, Mary Beeman of Corsicana, and Kathleen Robinson of Hillsboro; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one brother, W.T. Ruth of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Bryant Sloan, Grant Lake, Rudolph Lake, Robert Earl Bittner, Leon Phillips, Johnny Robinson, Tommy Roman and David Webster.

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Alvis Elmer Miles
June 13, 1925 - Jan 26, 1991

Alvis Miles, 65, of Corsicana, died Jan. 26, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with the Rev. Calvin Frances officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Roberta Miles of Corsicana; two sons, Jerry Miles and Robert Miles, both of Corsicana; one daughter, Joyce Ewing of Corsicana; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, A.B.
Miles of Freeport; and five sisters, Mrs. A. L. McKennon of Fort Worth, Mrs. H.A. York of Mildred, Mrs. Margaret Easley of Corbet, Mary Perry of Corsicana and Audie Bice of Houston.

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Effie Lee Jerusha (Russell) Shipley-Monds
Apr 16, 1903 - Feb 4, 1991

Effie Lee Monds, 88, died Feb. 4, 1991, at Ennis Care Center in Ennis.

Services were 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel and the Rev.
Gary Johnson and the Rev. Steve Smith officiated. Burial was in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was born April 16, 1903, in Corbet and had lived in Barry since 1908. She was editor and publisher of two poetry journals from 1967 to 1975. She was listed in London's Who's Who in Poetry in 1970-71, a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from The Derrick, California, 1969; the Scotti d'Arcy Award, which is a certificate of recognition in poetry, 1968; and had poems used and translated to Portuguese by Dr. Jonas Neghala, professor of Sao Paula Brazil University; and had more than 500 poems published in poetry books. She was a member of Barry United Methodist Church where she was a Blble history teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Luther Monds, on Aug. 3, 1978.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. John Fenton of Hardin and Mrs Floyenda Coker of Barry; three sons, Etigney Shipley of Corsicana, Dalmain L. Shipley of Baytown, and Montrel Shipley of Eufaula, Okla.; one sister, Mary Jane Jones of Corsicana; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including Lee Jones and J.N. Jones, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Matt Elmore, Bayless Elmore, Pete Lovett, Phillip Briggs, David Coffey and Tim McMillan. Grandsons and nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers as well as Tim Nicholson and Dan Nicholson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Feb 6, 1991
  • w/o Lige Shipley and Floyd Luther Monds; d/o John Newton Russell b.
    Grange Hall Cem. and Matilda (Stephens) Russell b. Hamilton-Beeman Cem.
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Corinne Lucy Hopkins
Sep 15, 1908 - Feb 5, 1991

Mrs. G.T. Hopkins, 82, of Cayuga, died Feb. 5, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Leland Keele officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 15, 1908, in Bonham, and had lived in Cayuga for 32 years. She was co-owner of a convenience store and a member of the Cayuga Church of Christ. She was a former resident of Corsicana. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club, and served as president in Jacksonville.

Survivors include her husband, G.T. Hopkins of Cayuga; one daughter and son-in-law, Yvone and Bill Jenkins of El Paso; one granddaughter, Tammy Hudson of Stephenville; and two great-granddaughters, Ashley Hudson and Kylee Hudson, both of Stephenville.

Pallbearers will be Erwin Hopkins, Joe Holloway, Calvin Hudson, David Sanders, David Eugene Daniels and Paul Hopkins.

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Ruth Frances (Madera) Holt
Nov 18, 1912 - Jan 28, 1991

Ruth Frances Holt, 78, of Dawson, died Jan. 28, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wade Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Dawson Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 18, 1912, in the Stansel Community. She lived in the Dawson and Hubbard areas all of her life. She had worked in the Griffin Grocery Store in Dawson and the Hubbard Nursing Home. She was a member of Dawson First Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Glenn Holt of Corsicana; and one grandson.

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Tressie Ruth (Batson) Chambers
May 31, 1913 - Jan 29, 1991

Mrs. Tressie Ruth Chambers, 77, of Dawson, died Jan. 29, 1991, at her residence.

Services were 2 p.m. Thursday at the Dawson Baptist Church with the Rev.
Paul Thompson oficiating. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery. Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard was in charge of arrangements.

She was born May 31, 1913, in Garrett and resided in Dawson most of her life. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church in Dawson and a member of the WMU organization.

She is preceded in death by her husband, E.L. (Buddy) Chambers, who died in October 1971.

Survivors include her son, L.C. Chambers of Duncanville; two daughters, Billie Adams of Duncanville and Bobbie Tickle of Killeen; one sister, Pearl Woods of Italy; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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Charles Douglas Michaels
Jun 28, 1948 - Jan 30, 1991

Charles Douglas Michaels, 42, of Dallas, died Jan. 30, 1991, in Dallas.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. J.T. Davis officiating. Burial will be in Dawson Cemetery.

He was born June 28, 1948, in Corsicana. He owned a beauty salon and was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include his mother, Frankie Michaels of Corsicana; one brother, Curtis Michaels of Corsicana; and one sister, Charlsie Michaels of Hot Springs, Ark.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Dennis Duane Vandygriff
Jun 2, 1948 - Mar 15, 2012

Dennis D. Vandygriff of Wilmer, Texas was born June 2, 1948 in Buffalo, Texas to George & Edna (Hughes) Vandygriff. He passed from this life on March 15, 2012.

Dennis served in the US Army from 1967-1971 in Vietnam; former mayor of Wilmer.

Preceded in death by parents; sister Elaine Bruggman; granddaughter Chance Ashton; grandson Carter Thomas.

Survived by wife Vicky Vandygriff; daughters Julie Vandygriff Reyes, Lannette McCage; son Dustin Ashton; brothers W. K. Vandygriff, Don Rogers, Bobby Rogers; sisters Linda Cranford, Georgann Vandygriff, Patsy Rogers; granddaughters Shannon Freeman, Alyssa Vandygriff, Lauryn Reyes, Bailee Ashton, Bradlee Ashton; great granddaughter Reyna Denise Freeman.

Notes:

  • US Army Vietnam 1st wife Saundra (Robinson) Vandygriff 2nd Vicky J. (Ashton) Vandygriff married Jul. 5, 1991; s/o George Henry Vandygriff & Edna Mae (Hughes) Rogers-Vandygriff
  • Rice Cemetery

Berthola Cephus
Sep 6, 1930 - Feb 4, 1991

Mrs. Berthola Cephus, 59, of Dallas, died Feb. 4, 1991, in Dallas.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Chatfield Baptist Church, with the Rev. Clarence Walker officiating. Burial will be in Chatfield Community Cemetery.

Quiet Hour will be 7 to 8 p.m. Friday. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Cephus was a native of Navarro County and was employed by Borden's of Dallas. She was a member of the Chatfield Baptist Church.

She is survived by three godchildren, Lula Minor, Pamela Ray and Bernard Ray; four grandchildren; two sisters, Zelma Armstrong of Corsicana and Marie Miller of Fort Worth; and one brother, William Cephus of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Wardell Black, Johnny Walter, Wallace Langston and Van Glass.

Honorary pallbearers will be William Cephus, Ronnie Cephus, Tracy Burr, Darryl Minor, Glen Cephus, George Ray, Bernard Ray, Anthony Burr and Malvin Cephus.

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Fidencio Coronado Rodriguez
Mar. 29, 1901 - Jan. 18, 1975

F. C. Rodriequez

Services were held at 9 a.m. Monday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for Fidencio C. Rodriequez, 73, resident of Corsicana. Who died Saturday in Corsicana.

Rev. John Fowler officiated and burial was at the Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were with Corley Funeral Home.

He was a native of Mexico, lived in Corsicana 42 years, and was a retired city employe.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; a son, Lalo Munoz of Corsicana and a granddaughter.

Pallbearers included John Wadon, Frank Garza, Paul Aguilar, David Garcia, Frank Carter, and Billy Flores.

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Randolph Joseph “Randy” Davila
Jul 15, 1951 - Apr 13, 1975

Randy Davila
Floyd Davila

Double services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for Randolph Joseph Davila, 23, and Florentine (Floyd) Davila, 20, both of Lubbock, who were killed in a car accident Sunday in Lubbock.

Rosary will be 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Rev. John Fowler will officiate, and burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery.

Randy was a native of Corsicana and had lived in Lubbock the past six months. He was an employe of the Pollard Ford Company and a veteran of the Vietnam conflict. Floyd was a native of Corsicana, Lubbock resident for six months, and employe of the Lubbock Poster Company.

Survivors include their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Davila of Corsicana; two brothers, Andy Davila and Gilbert Davila both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Mercedes Alonzo and Miss Belinda Davila both of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Aguilar of Corsicana and Mrs. Inez Davila of Lubbock.

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Florentine John “Floyd” Davila
Feb 19, 1955 - Apr 13, 1975

Randy Davila
Floyd Davila

Double services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for Randolph Joseph Davila, 23, and Florentine (Floyd) Davila, 20, both of Lubbock, who were killed in a car accident Sunday in Lubbock.

Rosary will be 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Rev. John Fowler will officiate, and burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery.

Randy was a native of Corsicana and had lived in Lubbock the past six months. He was an employe of the Pollard Ford Company and a veteran of the Vietnam conflict. Floyd was a native of Corsicana, Lubbock resident for six months, and employe of the Lubbock Poster Company.

Survivors include their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Davila of Corsicana; two brothers, Andy Davila and Gilbert Davila both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Mercedes Alonzo and Miss Belinda Davila both of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Aguilar of Corsicana and Mrs. Inez Davila of Lubbock.

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Julia DeLion
Jul 4, 1890 - Oct 23, 1976

Mrs. DeLion

Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic church for Mrs. Julia DeLion, 86, of Chatfield.

Pallbearers were Louis Lopez, Joe Salasar, David Garcia, Frank Garza, Albert Ovalle, and Paul Aguilar.

Notes:



Mrs. DeLion

Rosary will be said for Mrs. Julia DeLion, 86, Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home.

Mrs. DeLion, a native of Mexico, died at a local nursing home Saturday. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and a resident of Chatfield since 1935.

Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic church with Rev. John Fowler officiating. Burial will follow in the Catholic Cemetery. Survivors include her daughter Mrs. Siria DeLaRosa, Chatfield, nine grandchildren, and 40 great-grandchildren.

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Soledad Vasquez
Nov 12, 1902 - Feb 26, 1974

S. Vasquez

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Immaculate Conception Church for Soledad Vasquez, 71, who died Tuesday at his home. Rosary will be held at 8 p.m. tonight at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel.

The Rev. John Fowler will officiate, and burial will be at Catholic Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Faustina Vasquez of Purdon; three sons, Manvel Vasquez, Saturino Vasquez, and Joseph L. Vasquez, all of Dallas; six daughters, Mrs. Ruby Alvarado of Irving, Mrs. Dolores Leos of Mesquite, Mrs. Ben Aldama of Corsicana, Mrs. Mary Castillo of Purdon, Mrs. Tom Aguinaga of Capaca, Michigan, and Mrs. Josephine Gonzales of Capaca; 33 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three brothers.

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Annie Mae (Radney) Pierce
Dec 19, 1900 - Jan 31, 1991

Annie Mae Radney Pierce, 90, of Kerens, died Jan. 31, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital following a brief illness.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.

Family will receive visitors 7-9:30 p.m. Friday and prior to services on Saturday.

Mrs. Pierce, who was fondly known as "Mama Howell" to her family, was born Dec. 19, 1900, near Blooming Grove the daughter of William Jackson Radney and Emma Jane Davidson. She was a homemaker, a retired restaurant employee and a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Minatra of Kerens; one grandson, Jesse Floyd Minatra of Kerens; three granddaughters, Annita Harris of Crawford, Sandra Minatra of Waxahachie, and Verna L. Hudson of Corsicana; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Clyde Radney of Huntsville; one sister Ella Penney of Kerens; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Johnny G. Wigley, Ronny Wigley, Kelly Wigley, Jeffery D. Minatra, Curtis McNeese and Eddie McNeese.

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Roland Overton
Aug 3, 1915 - Feb 9, 1991

Roland Overton, 75, of Kerens, died Feb. 9, 1991, at DOA Dallas Veterans Hospital.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Woods Chapel A.M.E. Church, with the Rev. Bruce Bradford officiating.  Burial will be in Woods Cemetery under direction of Scott Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Overton of Kerens; one daughter, Kim L. Jordan of Kerens; one son, Ernest Overton of Dallas; 10 grandchildren; one sister, Kathryn Norwood of Fort Worth; and three brothers, Leon Overton of Fort Worth, Tom H. Overton of Malakoff, and Theo Overton of Houston.

Pallbearers will be Charles Yarbrough, Maceo Yarbrough, Tony Yarbrough, Larry Yarbrough, Irvin Yarbrough, Carl Yarbrough, James Cloyd and Afton Goff.

Honorary pallbearers will be Leon Overton Jr., Robert Overton, Warren Overton, Elmo Overton, O.D. Harper, Tillman Brown, William Brown, Benjamin Thomas and Ernest Cloud.

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William D. Bucher
abt 1925 - Oct 2, 1980

Services for William D. Bucher, 75, a landscape gardener who came here 41 years ago from Henryetta, Oklahoma, will be 1 p.m. Monday in Hansen Mortuary, 8314 N. Seventh St.

Mr. Bucher, 1541 W. Palmer Drive, died Oct. 2, 1980, in a Phoenix hospital. He was born in Frost, Texas.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys; sons, Bill, David, Cliff, James, Larry, Mike; daughter, Edna Cooper, Independence, MO; brother, Russel; sisters, Ola Andres, Ethel Blackburn, Oklahoma City, Ida Clinton, Reno, OK, Maggie Smallwood, Oklahoma City, Rosie Goldworth, Bloomington, CA, Bonnie Sender, Los Angeles, Lillie Sherill, Stockton, CA.

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Katie Mae (Sharp) Morris
Sep 7, 1930 - Nov 4, 2010

Katie Mae Morris, 80, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at her home in Bardwell.

Katie was born on September 7, 1930 to George and Catherine (Gordy) Sharp in Idabell, Oklahoma. She grew up in Wylie Texas. In 1952 she married Alton Morris and they made their home in Wylie, Gilmer, Waxahachie and then to Bardwell, Texas. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Katie is survived by one son, David Morris and his wife, Ida; two daughters: Lynda Cocke and Frances Morris; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Visitation will be on Monday, November 8, 2010 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at J.E. Keever Mortuary. Services will be held on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel with interment to follow at Frost Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Alton Morris; d/o George Sharp & Catherine (Gordy) Sharp

Trenton O'Neil Bosley
Mar 12, 1932 - Sep 14, 2014

Trenton O. Bosley, 82, of Kirvin, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 in Waco. Mr. Bosley was born March 12, 1932 in Blooming Grove, TX to parents, Ben C. and Beatrice Northcutt Bosley. He and his wife Norma were married on December 31, 1974 in Houston. He had been a Freestone County resident since 1979. He was a member of Victory Church in Wortham and the Sons of the Republic of Texas. He loved taking care of his cattle and fishing. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson Jackie Childers, two brothers and one sister.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife Norma of Kirvin; four children, Billy N. Bosley and wife Margaret of Wortham; Paula Bessett of Padre Island; Penny Winegartner of Houston; Beverly P. Childers and husband Pat of Richland; four grandchildren, Beverly Bonner; Jason Bosley; Travis Bosley; Jimmy Childers; fourteen great-grandchildren.

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  • s/o Benjamin Coolidge Bosley & Beatrice Agness Northcutt,[ bur Woodland Cemetery, Kerven, Freestone Co., TX]
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Susan Connell "Connie" (Moseley) Hensley
Oct 16, 1872 - Dec 27, 1930

FROST

FROST, Jan. 1—(Spl.)—The funeral service for Connie Hensley who died at her home in Beaumont Saturday was held here Monday afternoon at the Baptist church, with interment at Frost cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Alvin Swindell of Hillsboro and assisted by Rev. D. P. Cagle. Mrs. Hensley was a former resident of Forst and leaves a host of friends to mourn her death.

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Wanda (Parrish) Cagle-Walker
May 20, 1929 - Sept 11, 2014
 

Wanda Walker, 85, of Corsicana, passed away peacefully at Navarro Regional Hospital on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.

Wanda Parrish Walker was born on May 20, 1929 in Dawson, Texas, to Ottie Love Parrish and Clara (McCulloch) Parrish. She grew up in Dawson and attended school there. Wanda was a woman of very strong Christian beliefs and exemplified her faith in every aspect of her life. She was a loving, attentive, and devoted wife, taking care of her husband, Harry, as he provided for the home. She was a very kind and loving mother, and an excellent homemaker. Wanda loved roses and she took great care of her flower garden. She was also an avid bird watcher. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her family, particularly her grandchildren. She truly was a blessing and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Wanda is survived by her husband, Harry Jack Walker; daughter, Teresa Jenkins; daughter and son-in-law, Leasa and Gary Armstrong; step-daughter, Suzanne Walker; step-son, Jackie Walker; step-son-in-law, Gary Collum; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Marlene Parrish; sister and brother-in-law, Dolores and Don Stevenson; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Linda and Brian Butterfield. She is also survived by six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept.
12, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at the Unity Baptist Church, with Pastor Chad Owens officiating. Interment will follow the service in Dawson Cemetery in Dawson.

The family suggests memorial donations to Unity Baptist Church, 406 S.
34th St., Corsicana, TX. 75110.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Sep 13, 2014
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o (1) Billie Cagle & (2) Harry Jack Walker; d/o Ottie Love Parrish & Clara Eva (McCulloch) Parrish

Cleo (Combs) Padgett
July 14, 1923 - Sept 14, 2014

Cleo Combs Padgett, 91 of Kerens, passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at the Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana.

She was born July 14, 1923, in Rural Shade Community south of Kerens to Emmett H. Combs and Ludie L. Lemons Combs. She attended Rural Shade and Round Prairie Baptist Church. Mrs. Padgett was an avid lover of flowers especially her roses that surrounded her residence in Rural Shade. Quilting was also another hobby which she spent many hours doing.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Chris Talley Padgett; parents, Emmett and Ludie Combs; two brothers, William Combs and Leonard Combs; grandson, Steven Padgett; and son-in-law, Charles K.
Baxter.

Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Wanda Combs of Dallas; four sons and daughter-in-laws, Wayne and Aline Padgett of Beaumont, Lee and Darla Padgett of Wolf City, Waylen and Debbie Padgett of Athens, and Chris and Dorinda Padgett of Lumberton; daughter, Carolyn Padgett Baxter of Vicksburg, Mississippi; 11 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at Paschal Funeral Home.

Funeral service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating.
Interment will follow in the Long Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, James Padgett, Mical Padgett, Kyle Padgett, Kevin Padgett, Shane Padgett, Scott Padgett and Waylen Padgett, Jr.

Memorials may be made to Long Prairie Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 155, Powell, TX 75153.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Lori Michele "Possum" Butler
Jun 15, 1973 - Sep 13, 2014

Lori Michele “Possum” Butler, 41, passed away in Ennis, on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.

Lori was born in Ennis on June 15, 1973, to Tony Max and Nancy Louise (Burgess) Butler. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1991. She went on to attend Navarro College majoring in Child Development. She is a lifetime resident of Ennis.

She worked for Texas Neighborhood Services in Corsicana and had previously worked for Cedar Ridge Child Development of Ennis. She was a member of the New Beginnings Bible Church. She enjoyed singing, hunting fishing and all outdoor activities. Lori’s greatest enjoyment was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved them all to pieces. She also enjoyed being with her family that she loved so much.

Survivors include her sons, Dylan Ware and David “Trey” Lewis Smiley III; daughters: Kali Krueger and husband Brad, and Janie ”Kenzie” Smiley; father, Tony Butler: mother, Nancy Trice and husband Terry; three grandchildren, Abby, Zoe and Hunter; brother, Rod Butler; sisters: Tracy Goodwin and Melanie Smart; and Lori’s boyfriend, Desi Filep.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in the J. E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.

A celebration of her life will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. Interment will follow in the Bristol Cemetery.

Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

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Michael Patrick "Mike" Prim
Oct 5, 1956 - Sept 8, 2014

Michael “Mike” Prim of Corsicana passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at the age of 57.
Mike was born Oct. 5, 1956 in Ojai, California to Eileen and Edward Prim.
Mike graduated Eisenhower High School in Houston, Texas in 1974. He received a track scholarship to attend Stephen F. Austin State University where he pursued his lifelong dream of becoming a teacher. There, he met Angie Guyer and they later wed in Nacogdoches on June 30, 1984.
In the summer of 1985, Mike accepted employment at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas as an English and World Literature instructor. This year marked his 30th year with Navarro College. Mike truly had a passion for teaching and was an inspiration to his students, friends, and peers. Mike saw the potential in every student who walked through his office and classroom door. He especially loved to mentor students who sought out his advice with their studies, career plans, and personal challenges.
Not only was Mike Prim an admired and brilliant professor, he was a devoted husband, amazing dad, loving brother, uncle, and friend. He enjoyed working out at the YMCA and watching practice sessions of the Navarro College football team. From golfing to boxing, and every sport in between, Mike was a true sports fan.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Eileen and Edward Prim, and his beloved brother-in-law, Tom Farris.
Left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory is his wife of 30 years, Angie, and the daughters he adored, Hannah and Rachel. He is also survived by his brother John Prim, sisters Margaret Ruch and husband Erwin, Kathy Farris, Liz Brown and husband Rodger; mother-in-law Faith Schulte and husband Ray; brother-in-law Steve Guyer and wife Carna, sister-in-law Pam Jones and husband Bill. Mike will also be missed by his nieces Jennifer McHugh and husband Paul, Heather Brown, Whitney Brown, Laura Jones, and Emily Guyer; and nephews Abe Farris, Kyle Jones, and Russell Guyer.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at the Griffin- Roughton Funeral Home.
Memorial service will be held at the Navarro College Cook Center at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.

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Dennis Miller
Jan 5, 1947 - Sept 4, 2014

Dennis Miller, 67, of Purdon passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 In Dallas. He was born Jan. 5, 1947 in Longview, Texas. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Mr. Miller is preceded in death by mother Willie Mae Missildine; son, Chris Miller and brother Richard Miller.
He is survived by wife Lacey Miller of Purdon; daughter Denise DeMoss of Corsicana; grandchildren, Joseph Miller, Steven Miller, Cheyenne McCarter, Velvet Allen and Armand DeMoss.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Bennie Ray Grant
abt 1929 - Sept 13, 2014

Bennie Ray Grant, 85, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in Dallas. Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Second Mission Baptist Church with Pastor L. Polk Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hall Cemetery in Winkler. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, Corsicana.

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Pearl Marie (Posey) Young
Mar 6, 1924 - Nov 11, 2000

Pearl Posey Young, 76, of Frost, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2000 at her residence.

Service will be 10:00 am Monday at the First Methodist Church in Frost with the Rev. Nancy Schusler, the Rev Bob Messer and the Rev Frank Williams officiating. Burial will be in Frost.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Logan, Joe Brooks, Dwight Lindop, Truman Commons, Charles Posey, Richard Chandler and Bruce Beckham.

Mrs. Young was born March 6, 1924 in McCord.

She was preceded in death by her husband F. M. Young and son Ronnie Young.

She is survived by daughters Nancy and Jimmy Mitchell of Frost and Mary Young of Rockwall, grandchildren Kelly and Duston Lindop of Rockwall, sister Lola Peacock of Whitney and brothers Roy Posey of Corsicana and T. F. and T. G. Posey of Waxahachie.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral home of Corsicana.

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Samantha B. “Sammie” Lookingbill
Mar 5, 1926 - May 9, 2012

Sammie Lookingbill, 86, of Texarkana, Texas, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in a local hospital.

She was born March 5, 1926, in Navarro County, TX. She was a retired school teacher and college professor, and formerly worked for Sun Oil Company and the I.R.S.

She is survived by one niece, Betty Jenkins; one nephew, Joe Brown, Jr.; and a number of great-nieces, great-nephews, and other relatives.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Frost Cemetery, Frost, TX, under the direction of Texarkana Funeral Home, Texas.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Samuel Houston Lookingbill & Maude(Martin) Lookingbill

Ricardo Gonzales Espinoza
Apr 3, 1942 - Dec 23, 2012

Ricardo Gonzalez Espinoza, 70, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2012. Rosary Prayer Service will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Epiphany Mission, with burial in Frost Cemetery.

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Effie Marie Tucker
abt 1925 - Sept 5, 2014

Effie Marie Tucker, 89 of Kerens, passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at the Cedar Lake Nursing Home in Malakoff. Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne West officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Robert William Bridges
Feb 29, 1860 - May 26, 1897

Killed by Willie R. Cain over a domestic problem.
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THE BRIDGES KILLING: A compilation of news articles from the Dallas Morning News, the Daily Times Herald, and the Houston Post reported that on Wednesday 26 May 1897 at about 4 o'clock in the afternoon near the Post Office at Frost, 21 miles from Corsicana on the Cotton Belt Railroad., Robert William Bridges was shot twice with a shotgun and four times with a pistol by Willie R. Cain, causing Bridges to die instantly.

Cain was identified as a grocery merchant at Frost, and brother-in-law of the deceased. The "family problem" arose as a result of Bridges having been previously married to a sister of his wife Drusey.

Drusey had returned to Frost, taking their four children with her. She filed for divorce on 22 May 1897, and when the divorce citation reached her husband in Indian Territory, he immediately departed for Frost, reaching there on 26 May.

There were 32 holes in the body of Bridges, with one ball passing directly through the heart. Physicians said that any of the shots would have produced death.

Sheriff Alien arrested Cain at Frost and Cain posted $1,000 bond. An inquest by Justice Wilkinson of Blooming Grove determined that Bridges met his death at the hands of Cain.

Both parties were members of prominent families residing at and near Frost, and the remains of Bridges were to be interred nearby, where his mother and other relatives resided.

Notes:

  • h/o Drusie Ella (Cain) Bridges s/o Robert W. Bridges and Matilda (unk) Bridges
  • Burial: Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 115148075; Created by: N. Dale Talkington

Doris Lucille (Cagle) Christian
Oct 11, 1920 - Sept 6, 2014

Doris Lucille Cagle Christian, 93, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana. She was born in Navarro County, Texas on Oct. 11, 1920 to Wesley and Pearl Cagle.

She was retired from State National (now Chase) Bank, and was a member of North Beaton Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Emory Parks Christian; her sisters, Jewel Moreau, Lena Whiteside, Opal Hoffman, Alyne Higgins, Vestal Harris, Billie Eaton, Sue Kesinger; nephews, James L. (Jim) Kesinger, Raymond Harris; and great nephew, Shaun Accipiter.

She is survived by her brother-in-law, Buddy Eaton of Corsicana; her nieces, Marinelle Kesinger Szenasy of Granbury, Suzanne Kesinger Wood of Centralia, Illinois, Barbara Higgins Palos, Betty Harris Gorman, Doris Higgins Boulware, and Linda Hoffman Butler all of Corsicana, Wanda Harris Norris of Arlington, Billie Hoffman Adams of Temple, Nancy Hoffman Seevers of Little Elm, and a number of other relatives.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept.
11, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at Resthaven Memorial Park with Mr. Steve Orbison officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Beaton Church of Christ, 2725 N. Beaton Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110, or to a charity of your choice.

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Woodrow Taylor
Sep 11, 1913 - Sep 7, 2014

Woodrow Taylor, 100, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 at his residence in Corsicana. Visitation with the family will be held from
6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Submitted by Karen Rost

Mr. Woodrow Taylor, 100, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at his residence in Corsicana. He was born on September 11, 1913 in Many, Louisiana to Ed and Pearl Patrick Taylor.

He was a welder and owned his own shop, W.T. Welding Works for many years. He was a veteran having served his country in the United States Air Force.

He was preceded in death by wife, Lena Taylor; daughter, Joy Ann Kendrick; son, James Allen Bounds.
He is survived by his daughter, Sybil Hooper of Cleveland; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Lena Taylor; s/o Ed Taylor & Pearl (Patrick) Taylor

Roger Dale Williams
Mar 23, 1945 - Sep 2, 2014

Roger Dale Williams, resident of Weatherford, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 at the age of 69. Visitation will be Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 at Oakwood Cemetery with Pastor Raymond Loftis officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Roger Dale Williams, resident of Weatherford, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the age of 69. He was born March 23, 1945 to Andy Thomas Williams and Gracie Lee Bell Williams in Ennis, Texas. He graduated in 1964 from Corsicana High School.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister Freida Hayes and brothers Robbie Williams and Rudy Williams. He is survived by his sisters, Laqueita Whiteley of Grannis, Arkansas, Joyce Wright and husband Jimmy of Weatherford, Texas, Anda Hayes and husband Johnny of Dawson, Texas, Gay Blanton and husband Larry of Clarksville, Texas; sister-in-laws, Lucille Meredith of LaMarque, Texas, Patricia Williams of Dallas and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 11:00 am Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Oakwood Cemetery with Pastor Raymond Loftis officiating. Pallbearers will be David York, Darrel York, Mitchell York, Michael Bragan II, Michael Bragan III and Johnny Hayes.

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Gracie Fay (Bush) House
Nov. 21, 1922 - Apr. 28, 2011

Funeral services for Gracie Fay House, age 88, of Centerville are scheduled for 11 AM, Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas. Bro. Dean Easterling will officiate the service and a private interment will follow in the Frost Cemetery in Frost, Texas.

Gracie Fay House was born on November 21, 1922 in Oleatha, Texas to Jim & Georgie (Winchester) Bush. She worked as a cashier in grocery stores and was an excellent homemaker. Mrs. House had lived in Centerville since 2000 and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Centerville. She passed away at her home on April 25, 2011.

Mrs. House is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James House; one daughter, Lela McRae; one grandson, John Lynn McRae; three brothers, Lonnie Bush, Ed Bush & Buddy Langley and four sisters, Mary Tubb, Bessie Poore, Myrtie Langley & Marie Yarborough.

Survivors include daughter, Ida Hebert of Waxahachie, Texas; grandchildren, Larry McRae of Frost, Texas and Geana Clements of Waxahachie, Texas; five great grandchildren; one great, great grandson and numerous nieces & nephews.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Melvin House, Sr; d/o Jim Bush and Georgie (Winchester) Bush

Billy Stephen Ransom Sr.
Oct 18, 1950 - Sep 11, 2014

Billy Ransom Sr., 63, of Temple passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 at Three Rivers, Texas.

Mr. Ransom was born Oct. 18, 1950 in Dallas, and received his formal education in the Dallas Independent School District. He served his country as a soldier in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1975. He maintained his livelihood for many years as a long haul over the road truck driver.

Billy is survived by his father, Billy Frank Ransom; two sons, JoJo and Steven; his better half, Linda; three grandsons, Marquis, Justin and Dylan; four granddaughters, Amber, Jordan, Stacy and Adrianna; four brothers, Jimmie, Robert, Alvin and Michael; and three sisters, Minnie, Debra and Kathy; and a host of other cousins, aunts and uncles.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at General Assembly Church of the Living God P.G.T. with Overseer Wilma Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Carlos Jones, Jason Lurks, Robert Ransom, Jimmie Ransom, Charles Johnson and Alvin Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Washington and Rodney Burrell.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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