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Alice Joyce (Knotts) Frederick
Mar 10, 1930 - Sept 19, 2014

Alice Joyce Frederick, 84, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 in Corsicana.

She was born March 10, 1930 in Corsicana to Loyd and Flora Knotts. She attended church at Roane Baptist where she was very active. She enjoyed gardening; took great pleasure in spending time with her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband James Frederick in 2009; son Jim Frederick in 2012, parents and two sisters.

She is survived by daughter, Kathy Jones of Corsicana; grandsons, Josh Guilliams of Corsicana, Justin Jones and wife Alicia of Delaware; great-grandchildren Jillian Guilliams, Tyler and Alyssa Jones; sister Flora Nell Rose and husband Wayne of Roane; and staff at Heritage Oaks West Retirement Village.

Visitation will be 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Russell Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jim Owens, Rob Owens, Mike Talley, Bill Davis. Honorary pallbearer Earl Ogburn.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Alyce Clyde "AC" (Brophey) Harwell
Dec 17, 1915 - Sept 22, 2014

Alyce Clyde “AC” Harwell, 98, of Dallas, formerly of Corsicana, passed away on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at Walnut Place in Dallas. She was born on Dec. 17, 1915 in Houston, Texas to J. E. Brophey and Alice Beck Brophey.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, J.V. “Baldy”
Harwell and daughter, Jeri Montgomery.

Mrs. Harwell is survived by her daughter, Allyson Tripp and grandchildren, Hunter Tripp, Zach Tripp, Toby Haggard and wife, Monica and Cortney Brewer and husband, Patrick.

Visitation with the family is planned for1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25,
2014 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside service will follow at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2014 at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with Rev. John Nader officiating.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Susan G. Komen Society at 5005 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75244.

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Jordan David Richards
Nov 18, 1983 - Sept 20, 2014

Jordan David Richards, 30, or Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at his residence. Jordan was born on Nov. 18, 1983 in Corsicana to David and Donna Richards. He graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 2002. He loved being a Blooming Grove Lion, and his proudest moment was receiving the Most Athletic award his senior year. This was important to him because it was an award his father and grandfather had both received, as well.
Jordan was currently employed by Cotton Patch in Corsicana, serving as the general manager after having worked his way up from server. He enjoyed seeing his “regulars” and cherished the relationships he made over the years with them and his employees. He may not have been the easiest person to work for at times, but he truly cared about them.
Jordan had a passion for sports. He was always up for a game of golf, no matter what the weather was like. He spent many days at The Oaks Trail Golf Course golfing, throwing darts, and hanging out with the guys. The golf course was his home away from home. When he was not there he was watching a game of some kind, somewhere. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, cooking out, playing dominos, and watching one of his favorite teams on television. He loved the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and Texas Longhorns. He was a fan all the time no matter the outcome.
Jordan was a great son, brother, brother-in-law, boss, and friend. He was always someone you could count on and had a heart of gold. His smile and dimples could always brighten the day, but I think if you were to ask Jordan what his favorite title of all was, he would definitely say as Uncle Jordan, or Jo Jo. His nephew Daxx and niece Addisyn always brought a smile to his face, and he always brought one to theirs. And boy, oh boy, did he love spoiling those babies.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Noel Furra, grandmother Thelma Richards and aunt Charlotte Armstrong.
He is survived by his parents, Donna and David Richards of Corsicana; sisters, Brooke Anderson and husband Matt of Corsicana and Meredith Armstrong and husband Brandon of Blooming Grove; nephew Daxx Anderson of Corsicana; niece Addisyn Armstrong of Blooming Grove; grandmother Hazel Furra of Blooming Grove; grandfather Wayne Richards of Corsicana; aunts and uncles, Doug and Janice Furra of Plano, Gary and Denise Blase' of Houston and Randy Richards of Corsicana, along with numerous cousins and friends.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Kenneth Hutchison officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Will Atkeisson, Jordan Golden, Sam Harvey, Greg Mills, Chris Oldenburg, Brian Page, Anthony Rodriguez and Dwain Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be members of The Oak Trail Golf Course.
Memorials may be made to the Brittany Averitt Scholarship Fund.

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Myra Joe (Thomas) Lanier
Apr 18, 1922 - Sept 19, 2014

Myra Joe Thomas Lanier passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 in Corsicana, Texas. She was born April 18, 1922, the daughter of Joseph and Irene Sullivan Thomas. She attended Mildred High School, and after graduating, she married Jasper Lanier in 1940, and they celebrated 53 years together.
During World War II, Myra worked in civilian operations at Air Activities of Texas; a training field for beginning Air Force Cadets. Later she took a variety of courses at Navarro Junior College.
Myra was involved in many activities at Mildred High School while her husband was teacher and administrator there. She was the pep squad sponsor, and substitute mom for all students and teachers who needed her. She became the administrative assistant and secretary for James Cerf and worked for him for 34 years.
Myra was a lifelong Presbyterian and a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana. She was a member of Kinsloe House and an avid bridge player.
Preceding her in death were her husband and her brother, Maurice Thomas.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Linda Rye and Randall Webb of Fayetteville, Arkansas; sister-in-law Reedith Krautter of Carrollton; nieces Lynne Thomas of Dallas, Rubia Sherry of Dallas, Sherri Thomas of Seagoville, Sandy Dugger of Abilene, Ann Williams of Sarasota, Florida and Ken Krautter of Carrollton; a host of cousins; the entire Thomas clan; and many friends. She was especially close to cousin Gertrude Walker, to whom she spoke on the phone every night. Myra is also survived by adopted family members Carolyn Garcia and Delores Hoover, special friends who cared for and loved her over the years.
Special thanks to all the staff and residents at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village for their love and support.
Visitation will be 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Conley officiating. Burial will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

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Wayne Ellis Lancaster
Dec 31, 1947 - Sep 23, 2014

Wayne Ellis Lancaster, 66, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 in Corsicana.

He was born Dec. 31, 1947 to Foy and Wilmarine Lancaster. He was a proud member of the United States Army and a was a Vietnam veteran. Following his military service, Lancaster pursued a career as an over-the-road truck driver, which he did until retirement.

Wayne was preceded in death by his father Foy, mother Wilmarine, and sister Joyce Anne Lancaster.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife of nearly 24 years, Sue Lancaster; his daughter, Mary Helen Castillo and husband Frankie, son Wayne Lancaster Jr. and wife Chrystal, son Herman Forstmann Jr. and wife Laurie, son Johnny Forstmann and wife Ashley, daughter Joyce Lancaster and boyfriend Michael Morris, son Jerry Lancaster and wife Keisha, son Jesse Lancaster and wife Ashley; grandchildren Alex and Juli Castillo, Tesla Lancaster, Tiffany Yoda, Elisabeth Alejandrez, Brady Morrison, Allie Forstmann, Hunter Lancaster, Cody Ballard, Hailey Mitchell-Lancaster, Kadence Lancaster, Summer Lancaster, Ian Lancaster, Gracie Lancaster, and Kade Lancaster; and great-granchildren Nathanael McLaughlin, Alicia Morales, Isaiah Morales, Naomi Valladaren and Benito Alejandrez Jr.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at House of Praise Church of God, 1345 W. 13th Ave., Corsicana.

Graveside service and interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Rosehill Cemetery in Cleburne.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jose Le'Andrea Williams
Jul 7, 1976 - Sep 17, 2014

Funeral Service for Jose Le’Andrea Williams will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at Straightway Missionary Baptist Church, 400 South 15th Street, Corsicana Texas.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at M.R.
Smith Parlor For Funerals, 1236 N. Business 45, Corsicana, Texas.

Jose was born on July 7, 1976 to Carstromers Williams and Valarie Reese in Corsicana, Texas. The Pearly Gates Host came for Mr. Jose Le’Andrea Williams at his residence on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

Jose graduated from Corsicana High School in 1994, where he played football, basketball, track, and he also enjoyed singing with the New Creation Community Choir. He continued his education at TSTC in Waco, Texas, and from there he enlisted in the United States Army for seven years.

After his servitude to our nation, he immediately picked up a hobby in buying houses and flipping them. Jose read every book and attended every seminar possible in relation to real estate, not to mention he also did tax preparations. The list goes on and on, because it was always about “Let’s get this money, man!”

He was preceded in death by his father, Carstromer Williams.

He leaves to cherish his memories, mother Valarie (Melvin) Cephus, of Corsicana, wife Georgia Williams, daughters, Desirea Sneed and Denesha Sneed of Corsicana, Raven Williams, Jade Williams, Aaliyah Williams, Brooklyn Williams and Destiny Williams, all of Mesquite and Balch Springs; Sons, Devante Williams of New York, and Jose Williams Jr. of Mesquite; sister, Tamisha Wade of Corsicana; brothers, Ozell Williams and Van Williams of Corsicana; grandchild Zamyrion Sneed; grandparents Alma Reese of Corsicana, Opal Lee of Dallas; others LaSandra Williams of Mesquite and a host of aunts, uncles, Cousins and other relatives and friends,

Pearly Gates Funeral Home is in charge of the professional services for the Jose Le’Andrea Williams Family.

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Robert Leon "Bobby" Pruitt
Sept 20, 1974 - Sept 23, 2014

“The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)

Robert Leon “Bobby” Pruitt left this Earth to find eternal rest in the arms of His Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Bobby was born on Sept. 20, 1974. He graduated from Dawson High School in 1992, and attended Navarro Junior College. During his career, he worked for the Dwyer Group and Profiles International, as well as other business ventures.

He is survived by his wife, Tanya Pruitt; his son, Daven Pruitt; his daughter, Keaghan Pruitt; his father, Bill Pruitt; his brothers, Shane Pruitt and Scott Pruitt, as well as many friends.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Park Lake Drive Baptist Church in Waco. An account has been established for the Pruitt children at PointWest Bank in China Spring.

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Estelle (McClung) Beckham
Nov 25, 1912 - Sept 19, 2014

Estelle McClung Beckham, born Nov. 25, 1912 in Corsicana, Texas, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the age of 101 in Dallas, Texas.

She was the great-granddaughter of R. N. White, the first postmaster and county clerk of Navarro County. Estelle was daughter of Dr. and Mrs J. E. McClung of Corsicana and sister to Gerald Orian McClung of Corsicana and John Edmond McClung of New York City, who precede her in death. Estelle graduated from the University of Texas where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. While at the University, she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority and was named a Blue Bonnet Belle, a tribute to her southern beauty. After graduation, she worked as secretary to the first Dean of the School of Fine Arts and later moved to New Orleans to work for Pan American Airways. It was in New Orleans where she met her husband, Henry Lawrence Beckham, and they married on Oct. 21, 1944. After his discharge from the Army, they moved to Waco where she raised her family. In Waco, she was a member of both St.
Paul’s and St. Albans Episcopal Churches and was active with the Waco Cotton Palace, Waco Historical Society, and Planned Parenthood. She also served on the boards of the Earle-Napier-Kinnard House and Earle Harrison House. Of her many joys, she was a voracious reader and a member of the Friday Forum Club. She was also an avid bridge player and accomplished seamstress. She was the consummate hostess as evidenced in her love of cooking and entertaining her friends and family.

One of her greatest enjoyments was traveling and she made numerous trips to Europe, Alaska, Canada and one of her favorites, Morelia, Mexico. Her wonderful stories about her trips as well as her quick and southern wit will be greatly missed by all.

Estelle is preceded in death by her husband, Henry, who died in 1992.

She is survived by son Stephen C. Beckham and wife Mary McFarlin Beckham of Dallas and their two children Darden C. Beckham and husband Michael A. Fisher of Dallas and David P. Beckham of London, England; daughter Nancy Beckham Holster of College Station and her two children David Holster and Andrew and wife DeeAnn Holster and two great-grandchildren; and daughter Susan Beckham Wells of Dallas, husband Robert Clifton Wells and son Robert Kelly Wells, and nephew John McClung of Corsicana.

A private family memorial service will be held at St. Michael’s and All Angels, Dallas, at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charities of choice.

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Elijah Jacob "Jack" Lovell
Feb 27, 1949 - Sept 22, 2014

Elijah Jacob “Jack” Lovell, 65 of Kerens, passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

Memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at the Kerens First Baptist Church with Rev. Wes Johnson officiating.

Mr. Lovell is survived by his wife, Jan Lee Olson Lovell of Kerens; two sons, John Paul Lovell and Peter Lovell; sister, Lisa Martin of Florida; brother, Bob Lovell of Dallas; sisters-in-law, Noreen Gottwaldt, Renae See and Michelle Alexander of Minnesota; favorite sister-in-law, Brandy Lovell of Minnesota; brother-in-law Steve Olson of Minnesota; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Paschal Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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George Douglas Sill, Sr.
Aug 15, 1947 - Sep 2, 2003

Mr. Sill passed away Tuesday in Dallas. He was born in Dallas to George Frederick and Emma Elizabeth (Broadstone) Sill. George and his wife Becky had lived in Waxahachie the past twenty years, moving from Whitney. Mr. Sill is survived by: his wife, Becky; son and daughter-in-law, George Douglas Sill, Jr. and Melissa of McKinney; aunt, Georgia Frances Broadstone of Whitney; and one grandson, George Douglas Sill III of McKinney. He was preceded in death by his parents. Interment will follow in Frost Cemetery.

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  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Rebecca Ann “Becky” (Snow) Sill; s/o George Frederick Sill & Emma Elizabeth (Broadstone) Sill

Nickey Dwight Burleson
Sep 22, 1949 - Sep 28, 2014

Dateline: Nickey Dwight Burleson, 65, 1125 N. 5th St., Clear Lake, IA, died Sunday, September 28, 2014 at his home.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, 2:00 PM, October 4, 2014 at the Church of Christ, Blooming Grove, TX with Bill Rasco officiating. Visitation Friday, Oct 3, 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Homes, 1530 N. 45th St., Corsicana, TX 75110. Interment will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, TX. Memorials may be given to Midwest Bible Camp; in care of Kristi Brant 1201 N. 5th St., Clear Lake, IA.
Nickey was born September 22, 1949 at Frost, TX, the son of Harold and Northera (Miles) Burleson. He graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1968. During his years in school his interests included the band, chorus and plays. He attended Navarro College and Abilene Christian College. While in college, he had an accidental fall while working a construction job. Nickey was lovingly taken care of for 39 years by his mother and step father and later he moved to Clear Lake to be cared by his brother and family.
He continued to do God’s work by contributing to Missions. He was a song leader and voice major in college. He followed his love of music in whatever he did. Nickey was a member of the Church of Christ for all these years. He loved being around his family.
Nickey is survived by his brother Harold Dale (Geneva) Burleson, Clear Lake, IA and Robert Wesley Toten, Blooming Grove, TX; nieces and nephews Cassondra Burleson, Poteau, OK, Teresa Hoffma, Dallas, TX, Brian (Nickie) Burleson, Clear Lake, IA, Kristi (Dana) Brant, Clear Lake, IA, Calley (Jesse) Welch, Clear Lake, IA, Samuel (Laura) Burleson, Clear Lake, IA, Nikki (Logan) Bahler, Clear Lake, IA, Randy Toten, Ashley Toten and Bobby Toten, all of Minneapolis, MN; several great nieces and nephews and cousins. He is also survived by a host of great friends, including Mesha Seufferlein a great caregiver in the last few months.
Nickey was preceded in death by brothers Kenneth Burleson and Dean Burleson, father Harold Burleson, Mother Northera Miles Toten and stepfather E.A. (Boy) Toten.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N 4th St., Clear Lake, IA 50428 (641)357-2193 ColonialChapels.com
 

Emma Lavelle (McClure) Buzulencia
Oct 21, 1922 - July 18, 2014

Obituary for Emma L. Buzulencia
Youngstown - Emma L. Buzulencia, 91, died July 18, 2014 at Park Vista Retirement Center.
Mrs. Buzulencia was born October 21, 1922 in Blooming Grove, TX, a daughter of John E. and Edna Moody McClure

She graduated from Blooming Grove High School and attended Texas Women's University. Emma worked at Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas, Federal Works Agency in Dallas, Aetna Standard Engineering in Youngstown, and Best Book Shop in Youngstown. She was a member of the Poland United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the AARP.
Emma enjoyed cooking, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Her husband, George, whom she married Feb. 9. 1944, died Feb 7, 1974.

She leaves a son, Michael (Sarah) Buzulencia of Warren; a daughter-in-law, JoAnn Buzulencia of North Jackson; four grandchildren, Greg (Elizabeth) Buzulencia of Pittsburgh, Jeff Buzulencia of Cleveland, Hayley Buzulencia and Hannah Buzulencia both of Warren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Emma, was preceded in death by a son, George Alan Buzulencia; a brother, Robert McClure; a sister, Evelyn Minatra; and two half-brothers, John and Elmer D. McClure.

Funeral services will be held at Poland United Methodist Church, Wednesday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Alan Hutchison officiating. Interment will follow at Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown.

Friends and family will be received Tuesday from 4-7PM at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market St., Boardman and Wednesday from 10-10:45 at the church.

The family requests donations be sent in Emma's memory to the Poland United Methodist Church, 1940 Boardman-Poland Rd., Poland, OH 44514 or Park Vista Retirement Home, 1216 5th Ave., Youngstown, OH 44504.

Condolences may be sent at www.beckerobits.com.

Cemetery Details: Lake Park Cemetery, 1459 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown, OH, 44502

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Sidney Lee "Sid" Schutte
Apr 14, 1925 - Sept 27, 2014

Sidney Lee Schutte, 89, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at Plano Medical Center. He was born in Wharton County, Texas near the small town of Glen Flora on April 14, 1925 to Robert and Minnie Schutte.
Sid graduated from El Campo High School and then A & I College in Kingsville, Texas. He served as Staff Sergeant in the United States Army during the Korean War (the forgotten war) earning a Purple Heart for his service.
He enjoyed all sports, excelling in college basketball. He enjoyed hunting and fishing for many years with many friends and family.
He married Norma Shult in 1950, who preceded Sid in death in 1988. They had a son, Bradley James Schutte in 1957.
Sid was employed by Southwestern Bell for many years and later worked as an Ad Valorem Tax Consultant until retiring in 1989.
Sid was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana and served as a trustee on the Board of Directors, as well as being president of his Sunday school class. He was also very active in the Corsicana Lions Club and was named the Corsicana Lion of the Year in 2005 and was chosen as the Outstanding Older Texan of the Year in 2006.
Sid was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Norma.
He is survived by his wife, Mary McAdams Schutte, and son, Brad Schutte and wife, Nancy; grandchildren; Jason Schutte and wife, Regina, Craig Schutte and fiancé Hle, and Brandie White and her husband, J.D.: great-grandchildren; James and Blake White and Camille and Grant Schutte.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana with Dr. Mark Luera officiating. Members of the Corsicana Lions Club will serve as pallbearers.

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Sidney "Sid" Lee Schutte

Sidney "Sid" Lee Schutte, 89, of Corsicana, passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Plano Medical Center. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana with Dr. Mark Luera officiating. Interment will follow in Rice Cemetery.

Sidney was born in Wharton County, Texas, near the small town of Glen Flora, to the late Robert and Minnie Schutte. He graduated from El Campo High School and then A & I College in Kingsville, Texas. Sid served as Staff Sergeant in the United States Army during the Korean War earning a Purple Heart for his service.

In 1950, Sid married Norma Shult. He was employed by Southwestern Bell for many years and later worked as an Ad Valorem Tax Consultant until retiring in 1989. Sid was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana and served as a Trustee on the Board of Directors, as well as being president of his Sunday school class. He was also very active in the Corsicana Lions Club and was named the Corsicana Lion of the Year in 2005 and was chosen as the Outstanding Older Texan of the Year in 2006.

Sid enjoyed all sports, excelling in college basketball. He enjoyed hunting and fishing for many years with many friends and family.

Sid was preceded in death by his first wife, Norma, in 1988.

Survivors include his wife, Mary McAdams Schutte; son, Bradley "Brad" James Schutte and wife, Nancy; grandchildren: Jason Schutte and wife, Regina, Craig Schutte and fiancée Hle, and Brandie White and her husband, J.D.: great-grandchildren: James and Blake White and Camille and Grant Schutte.

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James J. "Dub" Boyd
Nov 1, 1923 - Sept 3, 2014

James ‘Dub’ Boyd passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 in Amarillo. Dub was born in Eureka to Mack and Cora Boyd.

Dub moved to Amarillo soon after 1942 graduation from Mildred High School. He owned and operated a machine and parts business there until his retirement. Dub enjoyed fishing and attending Kiwanis Club. He will be missed by all who knew and love him.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ruby after 67 years of marriage, his sister Onata and brother Nolan.

He is survived by son Steven of Amarillo, son Richard and wife Linda of Amarillo, granddaughters Shawna and Breonna of Amarillo, grandchildren Rylie and Camden. Dub is also survived by his brothers, Robert and wife Helen of Eureka, Walker of Comstock, Texas, Wallis and wife Kathy of Bradenton, Florida, and cousin Walter Boyd of Waco, along with many family members and friends.

Arrangements by Memorial Gardens and Cemetery Funeral Home, Amarillo.

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Everett Doyle Purifoy
Jan 2, 1934 - Sept 17, 2014

Everett Doyle Purifoy, 80, of Corsicana, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Doyle was born on Jan. 2, 1934, to Robert A. Purifoy and Esther McDuff Purifoy in Stanford, Texas. He graduated from Abilene High School where met his wife, Jo Ann Stuard. He served in the Navy assigned to the Philippines where his son was born. He earned degrees from Hardin Simmons University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary during which time he fathered two daughters.

Named after a preacher, he surrendered to preach as a young teen. During his ministry he assisted in church planting in the Philippines; served as Associate Pastor in Corsicana; as Worship leader in Tehuacana; as a traveling preacher for T.A.N.E. (Texas Alcohol and Narcotics Education); and as Pastor in Cisco; Hugo, Oklahoma; Centerville; Shiloh; Angus; and Purdon. He also incorporated Pen Power Publisher, Inc. where his pen served as his pulpit. Doyle was a bi-vocational preacher supporting his family as a social worker in Corsicana and Dallas and through self-employment.

Survivors include his children, Bruce Purifoy and his wife Denise of Arlington; Doyletta Jo Purifoy-Smith with her husband Billy Frank of Arlington; and Le Michelle Purifoy of Corsicana; grandchildren, Jason Purifoy with his wife Chelsea of Houston, Stephie Purifoy-Cartwright with her husband Cody of Granbury, Stephen Purifoy of Arlington, Stuard McDuff Smith of Arlington, and Kandice Michelle Smith of Arlington; great-grandchildren, Jack Grayson Purifoy of Houston, Cohen Lee Cartwright of Granbury, and Aubree Rose Sebastin-Purifoy of Arlington.

He was preceded in death by father, Robert A. Purifoy; mother, Esther McDuff Purifoy; brothers, Robert Louis and Joe Byron Purifoy; and his wife, Jo Ann Stuard Purifoy

Doyle wished to donate his body to medical science. He was accepted in to the Willed Body Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at Trinity Baptist Church.

The family requests donations to the Texas Baptist Men, Janice and Darrell Moore Endowed Scholarship Fund at Hardin Simmons University, or Purdon Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.

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Howard Roark Barnes
Sept 24, 1936 - Sept 28, 2014
 

Roark Barnes was welcomed into his heavenly eternity on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, after years of suffering with Lewy-Body dementia.

Roark was born Sept. 24, 1936, to Howard and Mamie Barnes in Rotan. He graduated from Rotan High School in 1954 and, until the last few years, he met annually with some of his high school buddies and their spouses.
He received his music education degree from Texas Tech University and remained a fan of the Red Raiders until his death. In the early '70s he received his graduate degree in counseling from Abilene Christian University. He and Alyce lived in Corsicana for 33 years and worshipped at Westhill Church of Christ. Roark was an educator for 42 years, many of those years with Corsicana ISD. He directed bands in Jayton, Coleman, Ranger and Corsicana. He also enjoyed his role as guidance counselor in Corsicana middle schools and elementary schools.

Roark was loved by many, and his presence here on earth is missed deeply, but his family is rejoicing in his victory over death and disease.

Roark was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Alvin Barnes; his son, Jerrell Barnes; and his grandson, Andrew Knowles.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Alyce Barnes; daughters, Kathy Knowles and husband, Billy, Leslie McKinnon and husband, Shawn; daughter-in-law, Jerris Barnes; grandchildren, Shelley Knowles Loveland and husband, Andrew, Brennan Barnes, Cory Barnes, Connor McKinnon, Claire McKinnon; brother-in-law, Bob Justice; sister-in-law, Margaret Mays; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 at Mount Olivet Funeral Home, Fort Worth.

Funeral service will take place at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 in Mount Olivet Chapel. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. in Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington.

Mount Olivet Funeral Home, Greenwood Funerals-Cremation in charge of arrangements.

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Myrtle Marie (Schronk) Brunton
Mar 2, 1931 - Sept 27, 2014

Myrtle Marie Brunton, 83, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Sept. 27,
2014 at Plano Medical Center.

Myrtle was born March 2, 1931 in Brandon, Texas, the daughter of Albert Herman Schronk and Anna Marie Krause Schronk. Myrtle enjoyed farming and ranching with her family, cooking, and making her home. She loved to see her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Myrtle was a Christian and also a member of the Church of Christ denomination.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman Albert and Anna Schronk and her nephew, Keith Daniels.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Linda Brunton and son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Betty Brunton, all of Corsicana; sister, Lucille Cordell of Waco and sister and brother-in-law, Alan and Opal Daniels of Arlington; grandchildren include Cosmo and Renee Parisi of Katy, and their children Bradley, Isabella and Mia, Mark Brunton of Katy, and his children Reagan, Jenna and Ashlynn Brunton, Justin and Erin Mauney of Hamilton, and their children Knox and Lyla, Ben and Kristen Brunton of Corsicana, and their children Emma, Anna and Brody, Darren and Emily Bravenec of Waxahachie, Brent and Heather Brunton of Corsicana, and Lisa Brunton of Waco and son Nathan.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 at Hillcrest Garden of Memory near Hillsboro.

Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors, Hillsboro, in charge of arrangements.

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Mary Kathleen (Cagle) Julson
Jan 23, 1920 - Sep 26, 2009

Mary Kathleen "Katy" Julson, 89, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, in Arlington.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday, First Baptist Church of Arlington, 301 S. Center St. Interment: 4 p.m. Monday, Frost Cemetery, Frost. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in her memory to a charity of choice.

Katy was born Jan. 23, 1920, in Arkadelphia, Ark., to the Rev. D.P. and Mollie Landers Cagle. She graduated from Frost High School and Hillsboro Junior College. Katy met her one and only true love, Milton Julson, in Washington, D.C., and they were married there Feb. 11, 1943. During their 60 years of marriage, they lived in several states, including Alaska, and also in the Philippines. She taught elementary school and also worked for the federal government, retiring from Immigration & Naturalization in 1980.

Katy was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three sisters and one brother.

Survivors: Left to celebrate her life are her best pal, "Little Bit"; a number of nieces and nephews; her special "angels," her neighbors; and several close friends.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Frost HS grad w/o Milton Thomas Julson married Feb. 11, 1943; d/o David Perry Cagle, Rev. & Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” (Landers) Cagle
  • Published in Star-Telegram on Sep 27, 2009

Helen (Fiew) Benton-Myers
Aug 31, 1913 - May 21, 2012

Helen Fiew Benton Myres, 98, of Waco, passed away Monday, May 21, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Amos Humphries officiating. Burial will follow at Frost Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, in Waco.

Helen was born in Frost, Navarro County, Texas, to the late John Thomas and Elizabeth (Denn) Fiew. Helen was a housewife and member of Park Lake Drive Baptist Church for many years.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William F. Benton; second husband, Noah F. Myres; son, James "Dinger" Benton; five brothers; three sisters; son-in-law, Jim Eastlund; and beloved dog, Sandy.

Survivors include daughter, Elizabeth Eastlund, of Orangevale, Calif.; sons, William "Buddy" Benton and wife, Wanda, of Salem, Mo., Donald Benton and wife, Sharon, of Waco, and Richard Benton and wife, Blanca, of El Paso; daughter-in-law, Jane Benton, of Pittsburg, Pa.; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth McDonald, of LaGrange, and Clax DuMontier, of Arkansas; and many more family members and friends.

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Fred F. Mooneyhan
May 14, 1914 - Oct 31, 1962

Gunshot Fatal Wednesday To Fred Mooneyhan

Fred Mooneyhan, 48, unemployed mechanic, was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Wednesday about 9:13 a.m. of a gunshot wound above the right ear.

Corley ambulance attendants who answered a “shooting call” to the Mooneyhan residence, 715 North Twenty-fourth street notified city police.

Police Chief Bill Onstott said his investigation showed Mooney was alone with a four-year old son, one of four children, and was found sitting on the couch in the living room wounded by a single bullet from a German made .22 calibre pistol.

Two notes were found.

Chief Onstott quoted the wife as saying her husband wrote one of the notes mentioning an illness Tuesday afternoon, and that he paced the floor most of the night with the gun in hand. She was reported by the police chief to have been away from home arranging for him to enter a hospital when the shooting occurred.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce Mooneyhan; two sons, Freddie and Billy Mooneyhan; a daughter, Delores Mooneyhan; a step-daughter, Randy Holloway; parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Mooneyhan, all of Corsicana; and four brothers, George, Lloyd and Ernest Mooneyhan, all of Corsicana, and Albert Mooneyhan, Garland, and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Wednesday afternoon at Corley Funeral Home.

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Gunshot Victim Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Fred Mooneyhan, 48, who was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning with a .22 calibre pistol wound in the head, will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bob Roberts, pastor of the Westside Baptist Church.

Mooneyhan, was found at his home with a four-year-old son, police said, with the victim sitting on a couch in the living room, at 715 North Twenty-Fourth street, with a single wound from a German made pistol. Two notes were reported by police.

His wife is reported to have been absent from home seeking to make arrangements for him to enter a hospital.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce Mooneyhan; two sons, Freddie and Billy Mooneyhan; a daughter, Delores Mooneyhan; a step-daughter, Randy Holloway, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Mooneyhan, all of Corsicana; four brothers, George, Lloyd and Ernest Mooneyhan, all of Corsicana, and Albert Mooneyhan, Garland, and other relatives.

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Arthur Jackson Mooneyhan
Nov 1, 1884 - Jun 22, 1976

A. J. Mooneyhan

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for A. J. Mooneyhan, 91, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at his residence. The Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, Albert Mooneyhan of Garland, George Mooneyhan, Lloyd Mooneyhan, and Ernest Mooneyhan all of Corsicana; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

His wife, Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Mooneyhan preceded him in death May 3, 1974.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, June 23, 1976
  • Born in Alabama; h/o Emma Elizabeth (Crenshaw) Mooneyhan; s/o John Mooneyhan & Martha Alice (Wyatt) Mooneyhan
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Emma Elizabeth (Crenshaw) Mooneyhan
Feb 18, 1897 - May 3, 1974

Mrs. Mooneyhan

Funeral services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Emma E. Mooneyhan, 77, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Grosebeck and had lived in Corsicana for 65 years. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, A. J. Mooneyhan of Corsicana; four sons, George Mooneyhan, Lloyd Mooneyhan and Ernest Mooneyhan all of Corsicana and Albert Mooneyhan of Garland; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Edgar Crenshaw of Houston, Wade Crenshaw of Crockett, and Wilmer Crenshaw of Conroe; two sisters, Mrs. Iola Bell Milne of Denver, Colo. And Mrs. Ruby Harris of Marshall; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Mooneyhan

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Emma E. Mooneyhan, 77, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Charles Pringle will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Surviving are her husband, four sons, 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three brothers, two sisters and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Ethel E. Ackley
Jan 17, 1939 - Oct 12, 2014

Ethel E. Ackley, 75, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Pastor Bobby McCollum officiating.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Ethel Ackley, resident of Corsicana, passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Navarro Regional Hospital at the age of 75. She was born in West Virginia on January 17, 1939. Ethel moved to Corsicana in 2003 from California where she worked as a machinist at IMC Plastics.

Ethel is preceded in death by her husband Charles Ackley in 1997 and four brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children: Debby Ackley, Wayne Ackley, Cindy Ackley, Rick Ackley, and Kristy Denton of Corsicana and five grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister Joyce Anderson.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 2pm at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Bro. Bobby McCollum officiating.

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Lowell French
Sep 29, 2014

Rita (Wilson) French
Sep 27, 2014

Services are pending at a later date for Lowell French and Rita Wilson French of Kerens.

Lowell passed away on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in Tyler, Texas.

Rita passed away on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Trinidad, Texas.

They are survived by son, Paul French; daughters, Cheryl Massey and Wanda Cornellier; brothers, Gerald, Bennett, Gene, Joe and Hector French; sisters, Jon Irani and Adele French; nephew, Brian Bender; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St. Jude Catholic Church at 172 Luther Lane in Gun Barrel City, Texas or Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 3000 W. Highway 22, Corsicana, or to your local Humane Society.

Arrangements under the direction of Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff, Texas.

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Barbara Sue (Parish) Roberts
Nov 21, 1938 - Oct 5, 2014

Barbara Sue Roberts, 75, of Richland passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 in Richland, Texas. She was born Nov. 21, 1938 in Fort Worth, Texas to Martin Wilson and Stella May Parish.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She was employed with Wortham I.S.D. as a custodian, and retired after many years of service. She was a member of the Baptist church.

She was preceded in death by her son; Howard Eugene “Gene” Roberts, parents, Martin Wilson and Stella May Parish, brothers, Donnie and Thomas Parish, and sisters, Dorothy Morgan and Margaret Ard.

She is survived by her husband, Daniel Emmett Roberts; daughters, Janet Juanell James, Paula Kay and Tommy Eastman, Tina Lynn Denbow, and Tonya L. Roberts; grandchildren, Christopher David James and wife Jennifer Grace James, Tamira Lynn Goforth and husband John Goforth, Briannon Denay James, Stella Elizabeth Franks and husband Christopher Franks, Tyler James Denbow, and Austin Denbow; great-grandchildren, Hunter Dean James, Rylie Damon James, Jayden Ray Franks, and Jesse Marie Goforth; brothers, Harold Ray Parish and wife Gwen and Gerald Parish; brother-in-law, Howard Ard and wife Lilly; sister-in-law, Barbara Parish, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Kelley officiating. A private family burial will follow the service in Richland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, 212 E. First Avenue, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Bettie Jean (Hawkins) Herod
Jan 28, 1940 - Oct 5, 2014

Bettie Jean Hawkins Herod, 74, of Barry and formerly of Frost, passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 in Corsicana.

She was born on Jan. 28, 1940 in McGregor, to Lum and Oneta Hawkins.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at the Frost Cemetery with Bro. Gene Gibson officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Joyce Ann (Bell) Thompson
Jan 29, 1941 - Oct 5, 2014

After living a life of joy and setting an example of Christian character, Joyce Ann Thompson, 73, of Hurst walked into Heaven on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. She was born Jan. 29, 1941 to Luther Curtis Bell, Sr. and Lula Belle Tullos Bell in Emhouse, Texas.

She is preceded in death by both her parents; three brothers; Luther Curtis Bell Jr., Alva Gene Bell and William Jerry Bell along with two great-grandchildren; Madelise Anne Mitchell and Pharoah Grant Mitchell.

Joyce is survived by her husband of 42 years, George Thompson; children, Joyie Suzanne Peyton (Roy) of Rhome, Texas, Carolyn Jonas (Keven) of Krum, Texas and Vince Holloway (Glynda) of Hurst, Cindy Martin (David) of Cedar Hill, Susan Leake (Scott) of Arlington and Mike Thompson of Bedford. She is also survived by nine grandchildren; Rachel, Tiffany, Joyie, Patrick, Amber, Timothy, Garrett, Morgan and Dawn; and 13 great-grandchildren, countless nieces and nephews, along with great family and friends.

Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ken Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse, Texas. Pallbearers will be Greg Bell, Patrick Turner, Nick Pillittere, Zack Mitchell, Roberto Martinez, Roger Wing, Justin Barker and Paul Francisco.

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John Martin Lambrecht
Dec 4, 1924 - Oct 21, 2014

John M. Lambrecht, 89, of Tyler passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. He was born Dec. 4, 1924 in New Orleans to Herman and Helen Lambrecht.

He is preceded in death by the love of his life, Mary Imogene Lambrecht.

He is survived by his son, Jeff Lambrecht and wife Diana of Tyler; grandchildren, Tyler Lambrecht and wife Lori and Travis Lambrecht; and great-grandchild, Aubrey Lambrecht.

Visitation will be 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Pattison Cemetery with Sgt. Toby Romack officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
  • h/o Mary Imogene (Luther) Lambrecht; s/o Herman Gustave Lambrecht Sr. & Helen Adele (Gallagher) Lambrecht
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Catherine Laverne Davis
abt 1961 - Oct 2, 2014

Catherine Laverne Davis, 53, of Mesquite passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 in Mesquite. Visitation will be noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at Hopewell Baptist Church in Dawson with Rev. Monroe Allen and Rev. E.D. Charles officiating. Burial will follow in Farmersville Cemetery in Dawson. M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals in charge of arrangements.

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Nita Carol Franks
abt 1955 - Oct 15, 2014

Nita Carol Franks, 59, of Powell, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Graveside rites are 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at the Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell with Dr. Arilla Moore officiating. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Willie Mae Fields
Jan 10, 1922 - Sep 26, 2014

Mrs. Willie Mae Fields, 92, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

She was born Jan. 10, 1922 in Corsicana, and was a long-time cook in Corsicana, including the Parker Cafe and Bill’s Fried Chicken.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Billy Joe Palms Sr.; sister, Ruth Tucker; and grandson, Hiriam Palms.

Willie Mae is survived by her grandchildren, Billy Joe Palms Jr., Shirley Mills and husband Roger, Billie Jean Ware and husband Darryl, Johnny Palms and wife Mayoma, Kevin Bludso, daughter-in-law Jean Palms; great-grandchildren Billy Joe Palms III and wife Riesha, Roger Mills Jr. and wife Raquel, Latoya Bradley and husband Stan, LaTeka Mills and Robert Devearux; nephew, David Bludso; 12 great-great-grandchildren; great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at Bethel AME Church, with Rev. Gary Moore officiating, and Rev. Wilie Greene, pastor, as eulogist.

Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana. Pallbearers will be Loy DeMoss, Chester Bradley, Archie Devearux, Ronnie Devearux, Richard Canales, and Robert Devearux. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Palms, Billy Joe Palms Jr., Kevin Bludso, Billy Joe Palms III, Christopher Palms, George Rose, Roger Mills, Darryl Ware and David Bludso.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Michael Dewayne Brown
abt 1976 - Oct 1, 2014

Michael Dewayne Brown, 38, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation is noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at Freedom Fellowship Church, 323 N. Commerce, Corsicana with Rev. Jessie R. William officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals in charge of arrangements.

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Bobby Williams
abt 1964 - Oct 17, 2014

Bobby Williams, 50, of Red Oak, Texas passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at the Vibra Specialty Hospital of DeSoto. Wake services are 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at Second Mission Baptist Church located at 909 South Fifth Street, Corsicana. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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William Earl Passons Jr.
Sept 28, 1952 - Sept 9, 2014

William Earl Passons Jr., 61, of Kerens passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 at his residence. Visitation will be noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
 

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Ronald Maxwell Lane
May 19, 1938 - Sept 30, 2014
Airman USAF

Ronald “Popaw” Maxwell Lane passed away Sept. 30, 2014, in Corsicana, surrounded by his four daughters. They sang Amazing Grace as he entered Heaven’s gates. He was born May 19, 1938, in East St. Louis, Illinois, to Maxwell Lane and Juanita Smith, and step mother Mildred Lane.
At 17 years of age, Ron served his country as an Airman in the U.S. Air Force from 1957-1959. Ron began his career in the glass plant business as a floor sweeper for Obear-Nester Glass company in East St. Louis, Illinois. Ron relocated his family to several places, until bringing them to Corsicana in 1980 when he accepted the position as the new plant manager for Chattanooga Glass Company. Chattanooga Glass was bought out by Anchor Glass Containers and he retired in 2012 as Director of Production Operations after 30 years of service. Because of Ron's superior work ethic, he worked his way from sweeping floors to a corporate position during the course of his 55 year career in the glass business.
Ron was a very generous, hard working man. He had great faith in his Lord Jesus and looked forward to being with Him for eternity. Ron loved his family more than anything here on Earth. He was a very humorous man, and loved to make people laugh. Because of his humor, he brought much laughter to anyone that knew him. His motto was the more family, the better! He was proud to say he had five children, 19 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He loved to be surrounded by them. He loved to read and loved riding his four wheeler. From him, we learned about God, love, the importance of family, good work ethic and selflessness. He was known for his big heart. He was an "All or Nothing" kind of person, which attributed to his great successes in life.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandparents, "Grandpa Shorty" and "Grandma Lane"
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Sandy Lane; sisters, Jeanne and Cherie Smith; son, Mike Lane and wife Carla of Fleming Island, Florida; daughters, Debbie Carter, and Tandi Muncy and husband Steve all of Corsicana, Toni Wardell and husband Tom of Palestine, and Jana Garcia and husband Rod of Red Oak; 19 grandchildren, Tandi "Nikki" Spencer and husband T.J., Ryan Lane, Kyle Lane and wife Jennifer, Brady Lane, Cameron Lane, Joshua Carter and wife Kristi, Anna Ogden and husband Drew, Kristin Hollingsworth and husband Derek, Jacob Muncy, Hanna Muncy, Mikey Muncy, Kaylee Muncy, Tara Carroll and husband Eric, Tyler Wardell, Tori Wardell, Ronald "Ronnie" Garcia, Aaron Garcia, Avery Garcia, and Jenna Garcia; 14 great grandchildren, Emaleigh and Lane Wardell; Kailyn and Kynlee Carroll; Carter and Jack Darby; Caden Ogden; Liam Carter; Lillie, Bryan and Matthew Hollingsworth; Michaela Cochran; Abbie Carter; Allison Muncy; and his little service dog, Lacy, who he called his Soulmate.
Visitation will be 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at Grace Community Church.
Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at Grace Community Church.

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Sharon (Murphey) Seely
Oct 28, 1946 - Oct 3, 2014

Sharon Murphey Seely of Kingwood, formerly of Corsicana, slipped from these earthly bounds and went for a walk with Jesus on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. She finished a long bout with cancer with dignity and grace, just as she lived her life. She was a gracious and Godly woman who was admired by many.
She was born Oct. 28, 1946, to Warren and Billie Hinds Murphey in Palestine, Texas. She attended Corsicana schools and Navarro College.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Pat Seely; sons, Michael Seely of Grapevine, Matthew Seely of Mansfield and Steven Seely of Jasper. Her legacy continues with grandchildren, Aaron and Austen Seely of Grapevine; Madeline, Cooper and Mason Seely of Mansfield and Katie and Dianne Seely of Jasper.
Also surviving are her mother, Mrs. Billie Murphey, and sister, Janet Coleman, both of Corsicana. She is preceded in death by her father Warren Murphey.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 7, 2014. at the Kingwood Church of Christ, where Sharon worked in the church offices and made many, many friends.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the cancer research facility of your choice.

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Marion T. Farrar
abt 1946 - Oct 3, 2014

Marion T. Farrar, 68, of Kerens, entered into eternal rest on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Arrangements will be made by the family at a later date.

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Anthony Scott Reeves
Nov 21, 1963 - Oct 6, 2014

Anthony Scott Reeves, 50, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at his residence.
He was born Nov. 21, 1963 to Patricia Reeves and Edward Shelby.
Scott was a study in contradictions. He was a man who was wild in his younger days, and wild in his older days. He was not perfect, he was not sweet, and he could be an old bear who growled at times.
But when his grandbabies walked in the room, it was like flipping a switch and he became sweet, teddy bear “Pawpaw.” Scott loved his wife, loved his children, and loved all his grandchildren with no reservation. He cared greatly about his family; they came first. He was a hard worker who took care of his family whether it was hard on him or not.
He was a good friend to many. He was generous and funny, with a dry wit uniquely his own.
He will be greatly, greatly missed.
Scott was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Reeves, and father-in-law, Bob Joyner.
He is survived by his wife, Juli Reeves; daughters, Kinner Reeves and Katie Cisneros; sons, Trey McDonald and Tommy Cawthorn; grandchildren, Ava Cisneros, Carter Cisneros, Rylan Cisneros, Chris McDonald, Kyler McKeen, Ada McKeen; brother, Matt Reeves and wife Sarah; sisters, Reika Reeves, Tammy Shelby and Teresa Shelby; father, Edward Shelby of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; mother, Nancy Gandy and husband David of Kountze, Texas. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Frances Joyner of Corsicana; sister-in-law Bobbi Ruiz of Dawson and husband Richard; brothers-in-law Phil Joyner and wife Janis, Mark Joyner and wife Marji, and John Joyner and wife Carolyn, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home.

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Robert Oliver Shampine
May 29, 1916 - Oct 7, 2014

Robert Oliver Shampine, 98, of Corsicana, formerly of Conway, South Carolina, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at Heritage Oaks West Nursing Home. Cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of Corley Funeral Home.

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Mr. Robert “Bob” Oliver Shampine, Jr., age 98, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Heritage Oaks West Retirement Village. He was born on May 29, 1916 in Manistique, Michigan to Robert C. Shampine and Ruth Williams Shampine.

Bob spent his life working as a flight engineer in the United States Airforce.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughter, Roberta “Bobbie” Depew and husband, John of Powell and son, Scott C. Shampine. Bob is also survived by one grandson, Jay Depew.

Cremation is under the direction of Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held in South Carolina at a later date.

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Lois Ruth (Heaton) Hargrave
Sep 21, 1923 - Oct 13, 2014

Memorial Service for Lois Ruth Hargrave will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at Northside Baptist Church, 2800 N. Beaton St., Corsicana. Mrs. Hargrave went on to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 in Corsicana.
Mrs. Hargrave was born Sept. 21, 1923 in Livingston County, Missouri, the daughter of Gertrude Wilson Heaton and Harlen Heaton. She was united in marriage with Delbert A. “Red” Hargrave on Oct. 12, 1944 in Gulf Port, Mississippi.
He preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 2007. They were married for 63 blissful years.
She is survived by her children and spouses: Monty A. Hargrave of Corsicana, Elonda (Gerald) Cassady of Corsicana and Ruthann (Edwin) Rogers of Corsicana; 11 loving grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren also survived by sisters-in-law, Joyce Hargrave, Mona Ralph and brother-in-law Monte D. Hargrave. Mrs. Hargrave was very active in her church throughout her life, and she was a member of Northside Baptist Church for over 35 years. She had a passion for the Lord and enjoyed being a student of the Bible. She was very creative and enjoyed teaching her talents to others. She most enjoyed china painting. Mrs. Hargrave enjoyed traveling and visiting museums throughout the United States and other countries including Europe, Israel, and Egypt. She also enjoyed her time on the volunteer staff at the Green Lake American Baptist Center in Wisconsin for 20 years.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Care Center Fund at Northside Baptist Church, 2800 North Beaton Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110 or the Green Lake American Baptist Conference Center W 2511 State Road 23 Green Lake, Wisconsin 54941.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Barbara Jean (Griffin) Crocker
Oct 12, 1931 - Oct 25, 2014

Barbara Jean Crocker, 83 of Kerens, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at the Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.
She was born Oct. 12, 1931 in Henderson County, Texas to Robert M. Griffin and Stella Eve Dowell Griffin.
Jean is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Dan Crocker.
She is survived by her daughters Teresa Colvin and husband Keith of Kerens, Danice Lee and husband Dale of Kerens; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.
The family has requested a private graveside service.
Arrangments by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Sterling Albert "Sweet" Mundie
Feb 28, 1943 - Oct 4, 2014
 

Sterling Albert “Sweet” Mundie, 71 of Purdon, Texas passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 at his residence. Sterling was born Feb. 28, 1943 in Crandall, Texas to the late Sterling B. Mundie, Jr., and Lois C.
Rogers Mundie. Sterling attended Scurry Rosser High School where he played basketball. After high school he joined the United States Army in 1965, he served during Vietnam and at the time of his discharge in 1969 his rank was Sp5 or E5 in the Army. He received the Vietnam Service Medal and received expert rifle M-14 training. Sterling worked for many years with Koral and Dart Container as a supervisor. He enjoyed working on old vehicles, enjoyed coaching sports, loved anything outdoors, loved his animals and above all loved his children and grandchildren very much. He will be dearly missed by his family and all that knew him and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and one son.

He is survived by his wife, Sally Chenault Mundie; Children, Sterling Bart and wife Vickie Mundie of Scurry, Texas; Brian Keith and Stormy Mundie of Ennis; Jaimie and Scotty Jenkins of Waxahachie; Stephen Chenault of Forreston, Texas; James Bryant Chenault of Purdon; Sister, Peggy and Dan Park of Hico, Texas; Grandchildren, Brandon Scott, Nikki Mundie of Irving; Heather Nicole Mundie of Scurry; Amber Mundie of Sunrise, Arizona; James Tyler Chenault and Jordan Renee Chenault, both of Maypearl; great-grandchild, Alyssa Elaine Bynum; his best friend Sparky and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and a host of friends.

Visitation with the family is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct.
9, 2014 at the Wayne Boze Funeral Home.

Services to celebrate his life are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Oct.
10, 2014 at the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home with Pastor Charky Marquis officiating. Interment will follow at the Forreston Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

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Thomas Randal Coker
Aug 3, 1954 - Oct 11, 2014

Thomas Randal Coker of Nacogdoches passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.

He was born Aug. 3, 1954, in Corsicana, to Clinton Thomas Coker and Amelia Moss Merkelbach. He lived most of his life in Nacogdoches.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mamie Sue Coker; and grandson, Hunter Scott Belyeu.

Survivors include his father and step-mother, Clint “Jelly” Coker and wife Evelyn of Richland; mother, Amelia Merkelbach of Centralia, Illinois; sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Shannon Belyeu of Nacogdoches, Scott and Laura Belyeu of Nacogdoches; brothers and sister-in-law, Carl Coker of Centralia, Illinois, Larry Dyess of Richland, and Billy Dyess of Richland; sisters and brother-in-law, Sandra Mitchell of Plano, Peggie Coker of Corsicana; grandchildren, Hayden Scott Belyeu and Haven Scott Belyeu.

Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at Dickie Allen Funeral Home in Cushing, Texas.

Graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in the Nat Cemetery in Cushing.

Arrangements by Dickie Allen Funeral Home, Cushing.

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Addie Louisa (McClure) Marsh
Dec 21, 1848 - Jan 13, 1922

Special to The News.

MARSH – Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 14. – Mrs. Addie L. Marsh, 72 years old, widow of the late Pete Marsh, died at her home near Navarro, this county, yesterday afternoon at 3:20 o'clock, and the funeral took place from the family home this afternoon at 2 o'clock, with burial in the Hopewell Cemetery. She is survived by six grown children as follows: Mrs. Gus Burleson, Streetman; Howard Marsh, Bryant Marsh, Ab Marsh and Miss Tonie Marsh, all of Navarro, and Mrs. Sid Crews of Corsicana.

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  • The Dallas Morning News – Jan 15, 1922

Jackie Clarence Cooper
Feb 6, 1946 - Sep 27, 2014

Mr. Jackie Clarence Cooper, age 68, of Lancaster, Texas passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Charlton Methodist Hospital. He was born on February 6, 1946 in Navarro County to John T. and Minnie Lou Cooper.

Jackie spent most of his life driving trucks throughout the United States.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jackie is survived by his sisters; Patricia McCarroll, Jimmie Chaffin, and Mary McCullough and one brother, Dickie Cooper.

A memorial service for Jackie is pending at this time.

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Harvey Houston McAdams
Nov 28, 1918 - Sept 29, 2014

Harvey H. McAdams, 95 of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in Corsicana. He was born Nov. 28, 1918 to Hugh and Mattie McAdams. He worked many years ago for CCC building sidewalk at the Grand Canyon. He was a Mr. Fix It because he liked tinkering with things. He also enjoyed church and singing.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sister, and wife Rose McAdams in 2004.
He is survived by his children Houston McAdams of Mabank and Marie Carey of Corsicana; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Dan Layne officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Oct 2, 2014
  • h/o Velma Lucille (Armstrong) McAdams & Rose McAdams; s/o Samuel Houston "Hugh" & Mattie Lee (Fletcher) McAdams
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Shirley Ann (Morgan) Hale
July 14, 1940 - Oct 17, 2014

Shirley Ann Hale peacefully left this earth to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 in Corsicana at the age of 74. Shirley was born in Emhouse, Texas on July 14, 1940. She attended school at Emhouse and Corsicana High School and was a long time resident of Corsicana. Shirley was a member of Northside Baptist Church. She enjoyed volunteering at the Care Center, Food For Fitness and singing in the choir. She worked at Texas Miller Products for 11 years, Gibson's for 15 years and Brookshire's for 12 years before retiring.
Shirley will be remembered as a loving mother, nanny and grand-nanny. We will also be reminded of her when we are outdoors enjoying nature, beautiful flowers and the holidays. Shirley really loved the holiday and family gatherings.
Shirley is preceded in death by her father, Porter Morgan; mother Edith Morgan; brother Gene Morgan; sister Mary Rae and husband Billy Joe Hale; daughter Dianna Hash and beloved dogs Muffin and Vicki.
Shirley is survived by siblings, sister, Linda Martinez of Colorado, sister, and brother-in-law Edith Louise and David Williams of Balch Springs, brother and sister-in-law Bill and Debbie Morgan of Mesquite; children; son, Gary Hale of Longview, son and daughter-in-law, David and Kelly Hale of Corsicana, daughter, Laura Stout of Grandbury, daughter, Suzette Titsworth of Corsicana. Shirley was gracefully blessed with 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at Northside Baptist Church.
The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. also at Northside Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

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Hazel Joyce (Neagle) Qualls
May 30, 1943 - Oct 7 2014

Hazel Joyce Qualls, 71, of Palestine passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 at her residence. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at St. Elmo Cemetery, Winkler. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Hazel Joyce Qualls, 71, of Palestine passed away October 7, 2014. She was born May 30, 1943 in Hillsboro to Ernest and Zelna Neagle.

She is survived by her husband Lester Lee Qualls of Palestine; daughter, Cathy Cavazos and husband Ramon of Ballenger; son, Jimmy Franks of Streetman; brothers, Donald Neagle and wife Sandra of Hillsboro and Kenneth Neagle and wife Merlin of Springtown; daughters, Jeannie Keeney and husband Wesley of Fairfield, Holly Gund and husband Scott of Tulsa, OK; sons, Michael Qualls of Tennesse Colony, Frankie Qualls of Weatherford and Lester Qualls Jr. of Bastrop; twelve grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; beloved neice Paulette Meaney and husband Martin of Waxahachie.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Zelna Neagle; son, Bobby Franks; brother, Billy Neagle; grandson, Jeremy Franks and granddaughter, Tammy Franks

Graveside service will be Thursday, October 9, 2014 11:00 am at St. Elmo Cemetery.

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Roger Owens Coker
abt 1954 - Oct 16, 2014

Roger Owens Coker, 60, of Hillsboro and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at Providence Hospital in Waco. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at Eureka Cemetery.
Graveside services only, with Rev. Tony Stephens officiating.

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Troy Winston Holliman
Jan 24, 1938 - Oct 5, 2014

Troy Winston Holliman, 76, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at Grape Creek Cemetery with Bro Eddie Jones officiating. Pallbearers will be Casey Henderson, Mitchell Williams, Michael Williams, Charlie McKinney, Chuck Humphries and Jamie Holliman.

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Troy Winston Holliman, 76, passed away at his residence in Navarro County on Sunday evening, October 5, 2014. He was born January 24, 1938 in Meridian, Mississippi. He loved to go fishing at lakes, creeks, stock tanks and the coast. Troy drove for Arnett and Riley Trucking. While driving he made trips to all the states plus Canada.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Katrena Holliman; his mother, Eunice Irene Holliman; children, Cary Williams, Woody Holliman and Mark Holliman. He is survived by his three children, Kathy Henderson and husband Mike of Corsicana, Eric Holliman of Corsicana and Billy Holliman and wife Teresa of Columbiana, Alabama; ten grandchildren, Amanda Lansing and husband Bret, Casey Henderson and wife Megan, Kandis Slovak, Kari Holliman, Kain Holliman, Mitchell Williams, Michelle Williams, Michael Williams, Cody Holliman and Keela Holliman; nine great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Visitation will be Tuesday, October 7th from 6-8 pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 11:00 am Wednesday, October 8th at Grape Creek Cemetery with Bro. Eddie Jones. Pallbearers will be Casey Henderson, Mitchell Williams, Michael Williams, Charlie McKinney, Chuck Humphries and Jamie Holliman.

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Velmarie McMullen
abt 1938 - Oct 11, 2014

Velmarie McMullen, 76, of Frost, passed Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the Hill Regional Hospital in Hillsboro. Graveside rites are 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at the Pelham Cemetery with Minister Sam Bolden officiating. Interment will follow at the Pelham Cemetery.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Georld Wayne Roberson
Mar 12, 1936 - Sep 26, 2005

Georld W. Roberson

Georld Wayne Roberson, 69, of Denton died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at Presbyterian Hospital of Denton.

He was born March 12, 1936, in Frost to Dudley and Etta (Threet) Roberson. On Oct. 22, 1955, he married Bobbie Vest in Frost. He was retired from the J.C. Penney Company. He was a member of the Friendship Church of Denton.

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Friendship Church. The Rev. John Stout will officiate. Burial will follow at Frost Cemetery in Frost at 4:30 p.m. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife of Denton; one son, Steve Roberson of Carrollton; three daughters, Chari Childers, Lori Frank and Debbie Irby, all of Krum; one sister, Mary Bourland of Krum; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Denton Record Chronicle - Wednesday, Sep 8, 2005
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William Ira "Bill" Honea Jr.
Jan 22, 1926 - Oct 1, 2014
 
William Ira “Bill” Honea Jr., beloved husband, father, uncle, friend, and deeply loved “Papaw” passed from life to Life Eternal on Oct. 1, 2014, surrounded by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was born in Frost on Jan. 22, 1926, to William Ira Honea Sr. and Myrtle French Honea. Both of Bill's parents passed away by the time he was 3 years old and he was then raised in the loving home of his Grandma French, a widow who was already raising 11 children.
He married his loving wife of 66 years, Dorothy Bell Watson, on July 21, 1945, and was a lifelong resident of Navarro County. The only time he did not reside in the county was the three years he served his country during World War II in the Merchant Marines. Bill was a truck driver by trade and owned his own sand and gravel business for many years. He was called to serve his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and worked as a hospice chaplain and an interim pastor at Westside Baptist Church as well as Emhouse Baptist Church. Bill was called to the ministry and became an ordained minister of the First Baptist Church, Richland. He even baptized some of his own children and grandchildren and conducted some of their weddings as well. He was a long time member of the First Baptist Church, Corsicana, where he was active in many ministries and also taught Sunday School. He also assisted for several years with services at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana and was called on by many to speak of the grace of God during funeral services. Bill's passion was to minister to the sick and dying and to witness to others about God's love for them.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; his parents; his brother, Jack Dempsey; and his loving grandmother.
Survivors include his son, Larry Honea; his daughter, Kathy McFerrin and husband Jimmy; four grandsons, Kyle Honea, Jason Thomas and fiancé Misti Bush, Scott Honea and wife Carol, and Andrew Boales and fiancé Monica McCoy. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Peyton Thomas, Dylan Honea, Sierra Thomas, Dominic Honea, Sadie Thomas and Henry Honea.
He is remembered with love by several nieces, nephews and cousin, Joe Hambrick; his caring former daughter-in-law, Barbara Honea; and many friends throughout the community.
The family wishes to thank Heritage Oaks Retirement Center Rehab unit, Cedar Lake Hospice, Angels at Home, and Dr. John Updegrove for their loving care of Bill during his illness. They also appreciate all the prayers of the First Baptist Church family and staff as well as the prayers of other church families in the community.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Corsicana with Dr. Danny P. Reeves and the Rev. Larry Talbert officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Frankie Marie (Swyear) Hippard
Aug 2, 1927 - Oct 14, 2014
 
Frankie Marie Hippard, of Corsicana, passed away at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village on Tuesday evening, Oct. 14, 2014 at the age of 87.
She was born in Marissia, Illinois to Harry Swyear and Sylvia Scott Swyear on Aug. 2, 1927. Frankie was a special woman who cared for others and showed that love with her volunteer work. She enjoyed the Navarro Regional Hospital Auxiliary and the Senior Circle at Navarro Regional Hospital helping and encouraging all she could. Her love was her grandchildren, being supportive in their activities. Frankie was Baptist by faith and a member of Northside Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Mark John Hippard in 1979; son, Walter Scott Hippard in 2008; and daughter, Carol Jane Hippard in 2009.
Survivors include her sons, Michael Hippard and wife Betty of Midland, and Gilbert Hippard and wife Lori of Corsicana; daughter-in-law, Pam Hippard of Ferris; grandchildren, Curtis Hippard, Mark Hippard, Mike Hippard, Andrea Riggs, Christie DePorto, Josh Brown, Jessica Richter and John Grady Hippard. She is also survived by great-grandchildren Jadyen, Braxton, Rylea, Rhys, Cameron, Stone, Amber, Tori, Vanessa, Niki, Marie, Auston and Lane; great-great-grandchildren Skylar, Chaston and Cade; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in the chapel with Pastor Sam Humann officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Curtis Hippard, Mark Hippard, Mike Hippard, Josh Brown and John Grady Hippard.

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Emma Olene (Ray) Sloan
Oct 8, 1922 - Oct 20, 2014
 
Olene Sloan, 92, of Corsicana, passed away peacefully at TriSun Care Center on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, surrounded by her family.
Emma Olene Sloan was born on Oct. 8, 1922 in Palestine, Texas to Alonzo Coleman Ray and Ella Lorraine (Moore) Ray. She was the third child and oldest daughter of 10 children. Olene and Lermon “L.L.” Sloan were married on Aug. 25, 1938 in Elkhart, Texas, and had almost 37 wonderfully happy years together before his death on March 31, 1975. Olene worked for many years at Texas Miller Hat Factory and was an exceptional seamstress. The most important thing to her, and her first priority, was her family. She loved spending time with them and was a very humble, very strong, loving, giving woman. Olene was a great cook, making delicious pies, cobblers, cakes, and the world’s best biscuits. She loved spending time gardening, working in her flower beds. Olene will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Olene was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; daughter, Jean Hand and her husband, Paul; daughter, Nell Gorman; daughter, Wanda Thompson; son-in-law, Glynn Davis; great-grandsons, Riley Hays and Allen Hall; great-grandchild Masyn Coy Duke; great-granddaughter, Shiloh Fetters; four brothers; and four sisters.
Olene is survived by her daughters: Loraine Davis of Dallas; Billie Koch and her husband, Rankin, of Temple; Pat Hilzendager and her husband, Ken, of Fairfield; Doye Carroll and her husband, David, of Tyler; sons-in-law, Mac Gorman and Don Thompson; and her brother, Joe Curtis Ray of Flagstaff, Arizona. She is also survived by 12 grandsons; six granddaughters, and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Rankin Koch and Rev. Kory Koch officiating. Interment will follow the service in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Pallbearers will be Steve Hand, Stan Gorman, Brett Gorman, Chris Davis, Matt Davis, Karl Davis, Mike Thompson, Kyle Koch, Chad Ivie, and Jason Ivie. Honorary pallbearer will be Todd Thompson. Candlelighters will be Karl Davis and Jason Ivie.
Memorial donations may be made in Olene’s name to the National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016 (www.kidney.org), or to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231

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Virginia Ann "Ginny Lou" Parker Keen
Mar 27, 1929 - May 7, 2014

There will be no services at this time for Virginia Ann "Ginny Lou" Parker Keen, 85, Lawrence. She died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Virginia was born March 27, 1929 in Dallas, TX the daughter of William Kenneth and Reba (McDonald) Parker.
She married Edwin Lafayette Keen on May 11, 1946 in Corsicana (Navarro County), TX and settled in Houston, TX where she and Edwin had four children, Harold (Becky) Edwin Keen, James (Bobbi) LaFayette Keen, Donald Kenneth Keen, and Marilyn A. "Annette" Keen. Edwin preceded her in death April 30, 1966. She then raised her children alone and eventually moved to Lawrence, KS in 1974 where she lived up until her death. She is survived by all her children, their spouses as well as her three grandchildren, Safeya LeeAnn Turner Keen, Robert Edwin Keen, and James Vincent Keen. She was
also preceded in death by her twin brother, "Jack" Parker.
She landed in the arms of the Lord. I hope heaven is ready. She will be missed beyond words.
Her last couple of years she lived at Pioneer Ridge Healthcare facility. Our thanks to the kind, loving staff, who always went above and beyond in their loving care of our mother.
The family suggests memorials in her name to the Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of the mortuary

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Azelene (Holliefield) Jones-Cardenas
Mar 19, 1921 - Nov 5, 2014
 
Azelene Jones Cardenas
Azelene Cardenas, resident of Austin, passed away at her home on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the age of 93. Visitation with her family will be Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 2 - 3pm in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow visitation at 3pm in the Chapel with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Azelene was born in the Blooming Grove area of Navarro County on March 19, 1921 to David and Jessie Renfro Holliefield. She worked for a time at the Glove Factory in Corsicana as a seamstress training others to make gloves. She is preceded in death by her first husband J. C. Jones; her parents; daughter, Wanda Jean Parker; sons, Dwayne Jones and Jerry Lee Jones, and Nicky Cardenas.

She is survived by her husband, Nick Cardenas of Austin; sons, James (Bubba) Jones and wife Brenda and Danny Ray Jones of Purdon; daughter, Jimmie Ann Taylor of Richland Chambers Lake; children from second marriage, Raylene Cardenas, Michael Cardenas and Terry Cardenas of Austin, plus numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Willie Weldon "Tottie" (Blake) Arnold
Jul 27, 1928 - Nov 9, 2014
 
Mrs. Willie Weldon Blake Arnold, 86, of Cameron passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas. She was born on July 28, 1928 in Navarro County to James Heath Blake, Jr. and Clara Mae Knight Blake.
The life of Willie Weldon Blake Arnold positively impacted the lives of many children both within and outside her family. She continued to love to interact with children until her death on November 9, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her husband, H.N. (Chuck) Arnold and ten brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her children, Barbara Sheffield and husband Wendell of Mesquite, Dennis Arnold and wife Vickie of Ft. Myers, FL., and Susan Pommerening and husband Lynn of Cameron; grandsons, Warren Sheffield, Chris Sheffield and Daniel Pommerening; granddaughters, Jamie Fuentes, Jacquelyn Luby, and Carrie Pommerening; twelve great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. A private family burial will follow the service.

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Hazel (Carroll) Pattison
Feb 17, 1918 - Mar 18, 2014

Hazel Pattison, 96, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014. She was born on February 17, 1918, to Inda Comella Freeman and Jimmie Warren Carroll, in Blooming Grove, Texas. She retired as a game warden for Texas Parks and Wildlife. Survivors include her children, Ben Pattison and his wife, Joyce, of Beaumont, and Wayne Pattison and his wife, Jackie, of Lumberton; sister, Bess Gray of Georgetown; grandchildren, Lane Pattison and his wife, Kristen; Michael Pattison and his wife, Annice; Patti Smith and her husband, Chris; Kelly Schumann and her husband, Charles; and Wayne Pattison, Jr. and his wife, Denise; and eight great-grandchildren. A family committal will be held at Broussard's Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Complete and updated information may be found at broussards1889.com.

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Andrew Leighton Hale
Dec 15, 2009 - Dec 15, 2009

Andrew Leighton Hale, passed away December 15, 2009. Graveside service are 2pm Tuesday December 22, 2009 at Dresden Cemetery.

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Docie Lee (French) Woods
Feb 8, 1909 - Mar 15, 1996

Docie Lee Woods
Funeral services for Docie Lee Woods, 87, of Clifton, were held at the Clifton funeral Home Chapel on Monday, March 28, with Chaplain Larry Henrichs officiating.  Included in the service were three hymns of faith that Woods had requested, "The Sweet By and By," "The Old Rugged Cross," and "Amazing Grace." Burial was at Dresden Cemetery near Blooming Grove.
Docie Lee Woods was born of Feb. 8, 1909, in Bastrop to William Morris and Nettie French. She served as a nurse aide to the elderly in nursing home in Hamilton and Post and in Oklahoma. She was the mother of four children. When declining health brought her to Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home two years ago, Woods became a member of the Church of Christ in Clifton.
Family members recall that in her lifetime Woods had a simple and yet profound philosophy for life, be happy and help make others happy. She was known for sayings such as, "if your hair if fixed and your shoes are shined, then what's in between will be okay."
Woods was preceded in death by her daughter, Jo Barner; a son, Ardell Williams; a grandson, Larry Barner; three brothers, Buck French, Edgar French, and Jake French, and two sisters, Jewel Day and Mary French.
She is survived by two sons, Louis Williams, Jr. of Blooming Grove and James Talley Williams of Clifton; a brother, Amos French of Hamilton; a sister, Ruth Geter of Hico; 11-grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

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William Henry Tinsley Jr.
June 4, 1968 - Oct 25, 2014

William Henry Tinsley Jr.

William Henry Tinsley Jr., resident of Blooming Grove, passed away at his residence on Saturday morning Oct. 25, 2014 at the age of 46.
Visitation will be Tuesday evening with his family from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Graveside funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion of First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
 
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William Henry Tinsley Jr., resident of Blooming Grove, passed away at his residence on Saturday morning October 25, 2014 at the age of 46.
Visitation will be Tuesday evening with his family from 6 - 8pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Graveside funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10am at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion of First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Jason Brown, Lucas Brown, Harold Brewer, Albert Randle, and Lane Brown.

William was born on June 4, 1968 to William Henry Tinsley Sr. and Gloria Palmore Tinsley. He was self employed providing maintenance work. He is preceded in death by his grandfather Jesse Gibson.

He is survived by his wife Kathrine Tinsley of Blooming Grove. Parents William and Gloria Tinsley of Teague. Grandmother Ethel Porter of Teague. Children: Aaron Joshua Tinsley of Corsicana, Jordan Tinsley of Blooming Grove, Emma Brown Denbow of Blooming Grove, Easton Tinsley of Blooming Grove, Destiny Tinsley of Teague and Trey Tinsley of Palestine.
One grandchild Jayden. Brother Robert Tinsley of Flint and sisters Joy Dotson and Amy Tinsley both of Humble.
 

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Kerry Glenn Christian
Sept 6, 1960 - Nov 11, 2014

Kerry Glenn Christian, 54 of Rice, passed away at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. He was born Sept. 6, 1960 in Arlington, Texas to Gilbert Wayne and Patricia Anne Vines Christian.
He was a graduate of Navarro Junior College and most recently, a 10-year employee of Oil City Iron Works.
He was a lifelong electrician who, more than anything, enjoyed making old, broken or worn out things useful again. A perfect day to Kerry was one that began on the family ranch at the breakfast table with the love of his life Kelly, his wife of 14 years, where he would make plans about what he would fix that day. He loved his family and taking care of them above all else.
Kerry loved being in his garage listening to country music, loved helicopters, tinkering, mountains, guns and food.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, R.V. Vines, grandmother Cassie (Pat) Marie Vines, grandfather Gilbert Ives Christian, grandfather Frank Moree, grandmother Ruby Kate Christian Moree, his father Wayne Christian and step-brother Merrill Christian.
He is survived by his wife, Kelly Christian; mother, Pat Christian of Rice; sister Denise Hare and brother-in-law Robert Hare of Grand Prairie; son Robert Christian and Ashley Holland of Navarro; daughter Crystal Christian and Jordan Young of Rice; grandsons Colt Wayne Christian of Navarro and Zayden Glenn of Rice; niece Kelsee Glover and Eliott Glover of Arlington; many extended family members and a host of friends.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Burial will follow at Rice Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church Building Fund, 2800 North Beaton, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Notes:

  • h/o (1) Vera Lynn (Bailey) Christian and (2) Kelly Christian; s/o Gilbert Wayne Christian & Patricia Anne (Vines) Christian
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Nov 15, 2014
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Charles Hugh “Big Charlie” Cowart
Dec 15, 1949 - Oct 5, 2014

Charles Hugh Cowart

Charles Hugh Cowart was born in Corsicana, Tx. on Dec. 15, 1949, to Bartley B. and the late Frances P. Cowart.

“Big Charlie” passed away October 5, 2014, at age 64. He was the owner of Charlie’s Portable Welding. Charlie was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in Vietnam.

He is survived by his father, Bart Cowart; sister, Anita D’Onofrio & husband, Ronnie; brother, Benny Cowart & wife, Debbie; nephews, Aaron & Zach Decker; nieces, Kelly Trojan & Christi Long; and several cousins, uncles and aunts.

Visitation with the family is 7-9 pm, Friday evening at Jaynes. Funeral services are 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Jaynes. Burial will be on Monday, at DFW National Cemetery.

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News—from the collection of Alva Lynn Smith
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Bartley Ben “Bart” Cowart and Frances Louise (Parrish) Cowart
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James Robert Marlow
Jan 24, 1933 - Sep 16, 2014

James Marlow

James Robert Marlow was born on January 24, 1933 in Purdon, TX. and passed away on September 16, 2014 in Forney, TX.

James is survived by his wife, Jean Marlow of Forney; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Archie Woodard of Sunnyvale; son, John Marlow of Austin; daughter-in-law, Stacia Marlow of Coppell; grandchildren, John Robert Marlow, Jr., and Ellen Marlow of New York City.

The funeral service for James will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm in The Wildwood Chapel in Restland Funeral Home. Family will receive friends at the Wildwood Chapel preceding the service at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Assist the Officer Foundation.

Condolences may be offered at www.RestlandFuneralHome.com.

Notes:

  • The Dallas Morning News—from the collection of Alva Lynn Smith
  • James Robert Marlow Jan. 24, 1933 – Sep. 16, 2014 h/o Dorothy Jean (Taylor) Marlow s/o Gordon Wiley Marlow and Lillie May (Hunton) Marlow buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Tx.
  • View Obituary Clipping
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Walton Wayne (Walt) McNeel
Oct 4, 1924 - July 14, 2014

Walton McNeel

Walton Wayne (Walt) McNeel was born October 4, 1924 in Corsicana, Texas to Charles H. and Nora A. (Vyers) McNeel. He died July 14, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.

Walt graduated from Emhouse High School in 1941 and briefly attended “SWTTC” in San Marcus, Texas before enlisting in the Marine Corps with his older brother, David. While stationed in Chicago, he met and married the love of his life “Betty” Korzen. Walt served in the Pacific Theater and during WWII as a Master Sergeant. After 62 years in the sign business as a pattern maker and sales representative (Zimmerman Sign and City Sign), Walt and Betty spent their retirement years square dancing. Walt called square dances in 10 different metroplex clubs throughout Texas and the Southwest including Colorado and New Mexico. He was also invited to call square dances in England and North Wales.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Betty. Walt is survived by his 3 children Patricia, Sheila, and Charles; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday, July 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM with the Funeral Service following at 10AM at the funeral home with interment at DFW National Cemetery at 1130AM.

Jeter & Son Funeral Home/Cremation Center, 4830 W. Illinois Ave.-Dallas, TX—www.jeterandson.com – 214-330-4700

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  • Dallas Morning News – from the collection of Alva Lynn Smith
  • h/o Lorraine Elizabeth “Betty” (Korzen) McNeel; s/o Charles Howard McNeel and Nora Annette (Vyers) McNeel buried in Oakwood Cem., Corsicana, Tx.
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Johnnie Faye (Short) Meadows
Mar 25, 1918 - Nov 4, 2014

Johnnie Faye Meadows

Born in Frost, TX on March 25. 1918, passed away in Dallas, TX November 4, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, John F. Meadows and son, John Michael Meadows. She is survived by her son, Jaral Glen Meadows of Addison; two granddaughters, Michelle Jordan of Honolulu and Margery Meadows of Dallas; and daughter-in-law, Margaret Meadows of Garland. She graduated from Frost TX High School in 1935. Johnnie retired in 1983 from Chilton Corporation in Dallas after 23 years of service.

Viewing will be Friday, November 7, 600-8:00 PM at Restland Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 8 at Restland Memorial Park.

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  • Dallas Morning News – from the collection of Alva Lynn Smith
  • Johnnie Faye (Short) Meadows Mar. 25, 1918 - Nov. 4, 2014 Frost High School graduate 1935 w/o John Franklin Meadows, Jr. d/o Albert Brown Short and Callie Alma (Hughes) Short buried in Frost Cemetery, Frost, Tx.
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Frances Estelle (Powell) Patterson
Aug 21, 1928 - Aug 19, 2014

Frances Estell Patterson

Frances Estelle Powell Patterson, 86, of Dallas, TX., died at home, with her family on 19 August 2014. Mrs. R. D. Patterson was born in Corsicana, TX. on 21 August 1928 to Jackson “Jacko” Henry Powell and Maudie Odessa Carlin. She and her parents lived on their farm in Corsicana until 1945 when at the age of 17, her father took a job with the Frito Lay Company in Dallas. She married Ralph Dall (R.D.) Patterson, of Edom, Van Zandt County, TX on 30 August 1947. She worked with her late husband for Western Bell (Electric) and retired after 25 years.

Mrs. R. D. Patterson is survived by her only daughter, Linda Carol Patterson Cook, Borger, TX., her son-in-law, Norman E. Cook, Borger, TX, her granddaughter, Leslie Anne Cook Sustaita, Dallas, TX., her great-granddaughter, Elaine Elliott, Stinnett, TX., great-grandson, Christopher Matthew Cook Stelly, Jacksonville, FL. And maternal aunt Marie Marcellite Carlin, Garland, TX.

Mrs. R. D. Patterson was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Dall Patterson, father, Henry Jackson Powell, mother, Maudie Odessa Carlin Powell, and granddaughter, Sherry La Sha Cook Elliott.

A private graveside will be held for family and friends on Tuesday 23 September 2014 at Grove Hill Cemetery, Dallas, TX.

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  • The Dallas Morning News - from the collection of Alva Lynn Smith
  • Frances Estelle (Powell) Patterson Aug. 21, 1928 - Aug. 19, 2014 w/o Ralph Dall “R.D.” Patterson d/o Jackson Henry “Jacko” Powell and Maudie Odessa (Carlin) Powell buried in Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, TX.
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William Roger “Bill” Ransom
Oct 24, 1926 - Sep 23, 2014

William Ransom

William Roger Ransom (“Bill”) was born October 24, 1926 in Corsicana, Texas to Jack R. Ransom and Elsie Mae (Rankin) Ransom. He died peacefully at home on September 23, 2014. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, June Ransom; daughter, Vicki Norwood and her husband Gordon Norwood; granddaughter, Dr. Leslie Norwood Blanscet and her husband Jonathan Blanscet; grandson, Blake William Norwood and his fiancée Jaci Giandelone.

A veteran of World War II, Bill was in the Army Air Corps. He graduated from Texas A&M, class of ’48, with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He was a registered professional engineer with the State of Texas and a life member of IEEE. Bill retired from Westinghouse Electric Corp after 39 years of service.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff and caregivers of Fresenius Walnut Hill Dialysis and Hospice Plus for their care of Bill.

A memorial service will be held at the DFW National Cemetery on October 2 at 11:00 am.

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  • The Dallas Morning News - from the collection of Alva Lynn Smith
  •  h/o Vera June (Nekola) Ransom; s/o Jack Roseborough Ransom and Elsie Mae (Rankin) Ransom buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, TX.
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Mitchell Lee "Mitch" Cummins
Oct 24, 1951 - Nov 11, 2014

Mitchell Lee Cummins, of Frost, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. He was 63 years old.
Mitch, as everyone called him, was born Oct. 24, 1951 in Houston, and spent a great deal of his childhood on the coast. He joined the Navy when he was 18 and flew rescue helicopters in the Vietnam War; he was honorably discharged at the end of his term. Not long after returning home, he met and fell in love with Janne Brister, the love of his life. Together, they became the caregivers for Mitch’s handicapped brother, Keith, who lived with them and worked next to them in all their endeavors.
Mitch was a successful entrepreneur throughout his life. In the early years of their marriage, Mitch and Janne had a thriving construction business in Houston, once traveling to Venezuela for a construction project in the early 80s. Another time, they opened and managed their own meat market. It was Mitch’s lifelong dream to own a ranch, and he realized that dream when he and Janne settled down on a property outside Frost, Texas. Together with Keith, they built their house themselves and turned the neglected piece of land into a beautiful, working ranch and farm. They were blessed with three very cherished daughters. They were happiest throwing big “get-togethers” in the clearing near their house, where family, friends, and neighbors joined them for barbeque and guitar music well into the night. Mitch had a wonderful singing voice and a natural talent for music. He played the 12-string guitar in Chet Atkins’ complex fingerpicking style, and in those happy years, could often be found teaching himself a new song, playing alongside his father-in-law in the Grape Creek Band, or in his rocking chair, singing one of his daughters to sleep at night.
Janne passed away suddenly in 2000, leaving Mitch with three young daughters to care for. He suffered from serious health problems all his life due to a fall on a construction site in his early 20’s, but he persevered and worked very hard to raise the girls and give them happy childhoods, even after they’d lost their mother. He was a very devoted father, and his daughters and his legacy to them were his absolute priorities. Though it was a difficult period, he found joy riding with a local motorcycle club, fishing with his brother Keith, and taking his girls to the beach for summer vacations in their motor home. About four years ago, Mitch was diagnosed with kidney disease, which eventually progressed to renal failure. He faced his illness with the same headstrong determination he used to overcome other obstacles throughout his life, and he was a brave dialysis patient for the past two years.
Mitch was known for being talkative and friendly, and was an active member of his community. He was a hard worker, caring for his home and his daughters and working on his ranch even on the last day of his life. He loved sports cars and Mexican food, making jokes and going on adventures to new places. He had travelled to five different continents in his lifetime. He had a kind and generous heart, and those who knew him often declared that he would give the shirt off his own back to help them out, if they needed it. He never recovered from losing Janne and the family is comforted that they are together again at last.
Mitch is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Janne Brister Cummins, his cherished father, Oscar Wayne Mitchell, and his father-in-law and dear friend, Elbert (Bert) Brister.
He is survived by his three loving daughters: Ruby Al-Qasem and husband Mohammed of Dallas, Amanda Hanson and husband Charles of Frost, and Katie Cummins of Denton; his adopted daughter, Judy Thornton, of Denton; his treasured grandson, Laith Al-Qasem; his dear brother, Ira Keith Cummins, Jr.; his mother-in-law who he regarded as his own mother, Sybil June Brister; his sister-in-law Karole June Stone; and brother-in-law Steven Phillip Brister, as well as many cherished nieces, nephews, and cousins, and many dear friends too numerous to name but not forgotten.
A viewing will be held for all family, friends, and community at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, in Corsicana, Texas, on Saturday evening, Nov. 15, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Graveside service will take place on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 16, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Dresden Cemetery. All are welcome.

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Terry Frederick Teetz
abt 1945 - Nov 4, 2014

Terry Frederick Teetz was born Sept. 14, 1945 to Ed and Minnie Davis Teetz in Corsicana. He went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 at the age of 69, after a short bout with lung cancer.
After graduation from Corsicana High School at the age of 17, he joined the United States Navy, where he was assigned to the Naval Security Group Activity in Kamiseya, Japan and Adak, Alaska. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy, Terry returned to his home town of Corsicana where he joined the Corsicana Fire Department.
After a short stint with the Fire Department, Terry started a long career in Law Enforcement. He graduated from the FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA, in 1978 and attained TCLEOSE Master Peace Officer Certification. He was also a certified Arson Investigator and an Expert witness for court in Arson, Law Enforcement and Corrections.
He spent over 40 years working in all aspects of Law Enforcement. He held positions of patrolman, investigator, homicide detective, undercover narcotics investigator, jail administrator, correctional officer and administrative supervisor. He worked for Corsicana Police Department for nearly 20 years, as well as Navarro County Sherriff s Department, Henderson County Sherriff s Department, Malakoff Police Department and the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
After working the streets for more than 20 years he started a new career with Texas Department of Corrections {TDC) which was later changed to Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). Terry started TDC as a Correctional Officer and promoted to Lieutenant and Captain in Internal Affairs. He finished his career with TDCJ as a Program Administrator over Use of Force. He retired from TDCJ in 2007, after 22 years. Shortly after his retirement, Texas Youth Commission (TYC) recruited him to oversee their Use of Force Program. He spent nearly five years with TYC.
During his career with TDCJ, Terry became known nationally as an expert in Use of Force in Corrections and Law Enforcement. Throughout his career and retirement, Terry was sought out by the Department of Justice and the States of Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana to testify in court as an expert witness.
Terry retired in 2012 to spend more time with his family and friends. He was able to spend quality time with his grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Terry was the official cook for family and friends for weddings, birthdays and holidays. He loved to cook and loved having get-to-gethers to eat and visit. He was known as the Scout Chef for Cub Scout Pack 98 in Huntsville, where he cooked for their Blue and Gold Banquets and numerous other Cub Scout functions while his grandson John was a Cub Scout.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Minnie Teetz, and a special Aunt and Uncle Raymond and Tommie Crocker.
Terry leaves behind his wife, Helen Teetz, a brother Thomas Teetz and sister-in-law Linda Teetz of Berkley Springs, West Virginia and his children; Sons James Irvin Gregg of Dallas, Jason Michael Gregg of Huntsville, James D. Racus of the Woodlands and daughter-in law Esther Edinger of Willis, Terry Todd Teetz and daughter-in-law Carrie Kent Teetz of Corsicana; daughters Brena Teetz Jock and son-in-law Paul Jock of Corsicana, Marchelyn {Lupe) Dudley and son-in-law Corey Dudley. He also leaves his 13 beloved grandchildren.

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