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Jefferson Davis Brittain
Jan 4, 1861 - Feb 22, 1934

AGED NATIVE TEXAN DIED PETTY'S CHAPEL THURSDAY AT NOON
J. D. Brittain, aged 73, a native Texan and long time resident of the Petty's Chapel community died at noon Thursday and funeral rites will be held at 10 o'clock Friday morning in the chapel of the Sutherland-McCamen Funeral Home with interment in the Hamilton Cemetery.
The deceased is survived by the following ten children: Mrs. Ada Voss, Oklahoma City; Mrs. D. E. Jones, Hamlin, Te4x; Dewey Brittain, Refugio, Mrs. Cassie Sumner, Refugio; Mrs. bill Roland, Refugio; Mrs. R. S. Barnhill, Houston, Mrs. F. W. May, Kerens; Mrs.. W. F. Langridge, Corsicana, W. B. Brittain, Vinson, Okla; and Mrs. James Winkier (?) Longview.

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Juanita (Raines) Creel
Feb 1, 1923 - Oct 30, 2013

Juanita Creel, age 90, of Streetman, Texas, died October 30, 2013 in Corsicana, Texas. There will be a Graveside Service held at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 4, 2013 at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Gulfport.

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Robert Wayne "Bobby" Budai
Aug 23, 1952 - Dec 9, 2014

Robert Wayne “Bobby” Budai, 62, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at his home in Tehuacana.
Bobby was born August 23, 1952 in Corsicana, Texas to Dan Budai, Jr. and Norma Holt Budai. He was a graduate of Corsicana High School. Bobby retired from Windstream Telephone Company after over 30 years of service. He was presently employed by Mexia State Supported Living Center.
Family was the most important part of Bobby’s life. He loved watching his children participate in their sporting events and being a spectator of the events in which they coached; he was their number one fan. He supported them in anything and everything they were interested in doing.
As a young man, Bobby enjoyed playing softball. He also enjoyed playing dominoes with family and friends and fantasy football weekends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dan Budai Jr.
Survivors include his son, Russell Budai and wife Stephanie of Dripping Springs; daughter, Jennifer Evans and husband Blake of College Station; grandson, Beckett Budai; mother, Norma Budai of Tehuacana; sister, Janis Johnson and husband Richard of Tehuacana; nieces, Jamie Gragg and husband Mike, and Stephanie Meyer and husband, Randy; and other relatives and friends.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat with the Rev. Shane Norcross officiating.
Pallbearers will be Jay Tidwell, Mike McCarey, Scott Long, Sonny Hayes, Jackie Rawlings and Eric Tidwell.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, http://www.diabetes.org/.

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Rodney Wilson McLauchlin
July 1, 1945 - Dec 6, 2014

Devotion. Loyalty. Strength.
Rodney Wilson McLauchlin, a 69 year-old, life-long Corsicana resident and force of devotion, loyalty and strength, passed away Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014.

He was born to Hazel and the late Woodrow Wilson “Bill” McLauchlin in July 1945. After graduating from Corsicana High School, he became the first in his family to garner a collegiate degree, first from Navarro Junior College and then Stephen F. Austin University.

Wartime introduced new maritime horizons as a yeoman on the USS Mansfield in Vietnam. Rodney was proud to serve his country, and, upon his return, he went on to serve his hometown of Corsicana, which he affectionately called “God’s Country.”

For nearly
45 years he owned and operated the 90 year-old family business of Majors & McLauchlin Insurance Company where his customers became friends and his friends became family. He held leadership positions in and garnered several accolades from local organizations such as Jaycees, Optimist and the Tennis Association. He served his beloved faith community at Westminster Presbyterian Church in just about every capacity other than preaching, with a special affection for Mo-Ranch retreats, Christmas in April, responsibilities as an elder and his Sunday School class. He loved to laugh, coach youth sports, attend anything and everything in which his children were involved, golf and head to the beach. Regardless of the season or their record, he was an avid, faithful fan for the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers.

Rodney is survived
by his wife Janice of 44 years; daughter, Hollie and husband Jeff Higgins; son, Ryan; and granddaughters, Campbell and Ellyse Higgins. He is preceded in death by father, Woodrow Wilson “Bill” McLauchlin, and will continue to be loved and missed by mother Hazel, sister Hazel Ann Irvin, niece Diane Rousey and husband Richard and great-nephew Hunter Case, and local and nation-wide extended family.

In lieu of flowers,
the family requests memorial gifts be made in his honor to the Samaritan Fund at Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Corsicana YMCA Youth Sports Scholarships or Appendiceal Cancer Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Visitation will be held from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

On Wednesday the family graveside precedes an 11 a.m. Memorial Service at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Corsicana with the Rev. John Conley officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Gary Batson
May 14, 1963 - Dec 7, 2014

Gary Batson, 51, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mary Shurtleff
Oct 6, 1972 - Dec 7, 2014

Mary Shurtleff, 42 of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Corsicana. Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Heavenly Days Pentecostal Church with Albert Smirl officiating.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mary Shurtleff, 42 of Corsicana, passed away December 7, 2014 in Corsicana. She was born October 6, 1972 in Mexico.
Memorial service will be 1 pm Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Heavenly Days Pentecostal Church in Richland with Albert Smirl officiating.

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William Everett Scott "Wes" Turner
July 25, 1974 - Dec 7, 2014

William Everett Scott (Wes) Turner passed away Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

Wes was born on July 25, 1974 in Scott, Louisiana to Kenneth W. Turner and Fredna L. Turner.

He is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth W. Turner of Dallas and mother, Fredna L. Turner of Navarro Mills.

He is survived by his life partner, Jon C. Curry of Dallas; his sister, Stephanie L. Turner of Rice; two nieces, Melanie K. Baker of San Antonio, and Megan H. Henderson of Mildred; and a multitude of family and friends.

Wes was a generous, loving, creative, talented, sweet man who could accomplish anything. Always with a smile on his face, he brought happiness and laughter to all and touched the hearts of everyone he encountered. His music and love of nature was a blessing to us all.

Services to celebrate his life will be held at noon Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at Texas Star Meeting & Event Center, 11621 Reeder Road, Dallas, Texas 75229.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, Corsicana.

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Willie Maxine (Toten) Conger
Jun 4, 1940 - Dec 7, 2014

Maxine Toten Conger, 74, of Dawson, passed away Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.
9, 2014 at Wade Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard with the Rev.
Ricky Woodall and the Rev. Chris Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Maxine Toten Conger, 74, of Dawson, passed away Sunday, December 7, 2014 at a Corsicana hospital. Funeral services will be 10 am Wednesday, December 10 at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard with Rev. Ricky Woodall and Rev. Chris Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Maxine was born June 4, 1940 in Frost to James Deward Toten Jr. and Italy Lena (Lewis) Toten. She lived most all of her life in Navarro County and attended public schools in Blooming Grove and Dawson before going to work at the age of 16 at Texas Miller Hat Factory in Corsicana.  She later owned and operated Conger’s Bait Shop near Navarro Mills Lake with her husband. Maxine loved people and enjoyed greeting them each morning at the Tiger Tote in Dawson where she and her friends gathered to drink coffee and visit. She also loved her family dearly, especially her numerous nieces and nephews. Maxine was a member of Navarro Mills Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother and sister-in-law, Jackie and Deaner Toten; a sister, Nelda Sue Toten Warren and a niece, Jerri Hollifield French.

Survivors include her sister, Mary Slater and husband, Don of Purdon and her many nieces and nephews and other extended family members and friends.

Pallbearers will be nephews Drew Walters, James Campbell, Johnny Campbell, Nick Renfro, Bryer Duke and Ricky French Jr.

The family requests that memorials be made to Navarro Mills Baptist Church, 1095 FM 667, Purdon, Texas 76679.
 

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  • w/o Billy Joe Conger; d/o James Deward Toten Jr. & Italy Lena (Lewis) Toten

Kitty Ruth (Threet) Spurgeon
Mar 5, 1932 - Nov 28, 2014

Kitty Spurgeon, 82, passed away Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 in Dallas. She was born in Navarro, Texas on March 5, 1932 to Walker and Agnes (Rogers) Threet.

Kitty is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rex Spurgeon, Sr.; son, Rex Spurgeon, Jr.; brothers, Billy Earl Threet and Caleb Threet.

She is survived by daughter-in-law, Donna Spurgeon; children, Larry Spurgeon and his wife Peggy, Toni Butler and her husband Jerry and Steven Spurgeon; grandchildren, Todd and Jeremy Butler, Nicholas and Tyler Spurgeon, Robyn Spurgeon and Paxton Spurgeon; great-grandchild, Addison Butler; special sisters, Bewetta Gazaway, Marquita Minick, Patsy Knott, Nancy Northern, Sue Heaton and Linda Holley.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis with interment following at Rice Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jeremy Butler, Nicholas Spurgeon, Tyler Spurgeon, Danny Newland, Charles Knott, and James Shackleford. Honorary Pallbearer will be Todd Butler.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 800 S. Kaufman, Ennis, Texas.

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Linda Joyce (Rutherford) Wilson
Sep 14, 1942 - Dec 7, 2014

Mrs. Linda Joyce Wilson, 72, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
She was born on Sept. 14, 1942 in Kerens, to Jimmy and Betty Joy Rutherford.
Linda worked for many years as the photo developer in the K-Mart Store in Corsicana. She was a loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her. She loved taking care of her children and enjoyed celebrating holidays with them; in fact, she was in Lovington, New Mexico spending time with her daughter just before she passed away. She had been wanting to make that trip for a long time and she was able to get her wish in her last few days before going on to heaven.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Edwin Mason Wilson.
She is survived by her children, Melinda Jones and husband Gary of Corsicana; Glenda Pieper and husband Johnny of Red Oak; Tina Hughes and husband J.R. of Lovington, New Mexico; Eddie Wilson of Corsicana; and Steve Wilson and wife Patty, also of Corsicana. Linda was blessed to have 14 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers. Tommy Rutherford and wife Patricia of Waco, and Hank Rutherford and wife Mercy of Cleburne.
Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home with Bro. Tony Neal officiating. Pallbearers will be Mike Cox, David Evans, Kris Hamer, Triston Wilson, Justin Smith and Joshua Hughey. Honorary pallbearers will be Cody Ballard, E.J. Munoz, Alex Castaneda and Devin Sikes. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

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Frank Wood Dunn
Apr 11, 1949 - Dec 10, 2014

Frank Wood Dunn, 65, of Corsicana, passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, with his family at his side.
He was born on April 11, 1949, in Corsicana, to Cullen Wood Dunn and Jane George Dunn.
He grew up in Corsicana, graduated from Corsicana High School in 1967, attended Navarro College for two years, and graduated from Texas Tech University in 1971. On June 18, 1971, he married the love of his life, Susie Wheelock. Frank loved Corsicana and devoted much of his time to the community, especially the youth of Navarro County. He worked at First National Bank and later served on the Board of Directors. After banking, Frank became a rancher and farmer. In 1976, he was presented with the FFA Award of being named an Honorary Chapter Farmer. Due to his work with many youth oriented projects, in May of 1976, he was named the Outstanding Young Man in Corsicana by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. He served as the fundraising chairman for the Corsicana Livestock and Agricultural Show building. Over the years, he has been a fixture at the Youth Expo and one of the top supporters, workers, and buyers each year. In July of 1987, he was named the Navarro County Agricultural Worker of the Year. In honor of his community service, he received the Lin Worthan Award from the Corsicana-Area Chamber of Commerce in 1993. In 1994, he served as the Chairman for the Navarro County Youth Exposition. Frank also supported the community by serving on the Corsicana School Board from 1987-1991. He loved football and began refereeing in Lubbock in 1971. He continued that passion for 40 years, calling games for not only Corsicana, but all over the state. He retired from refereeing in 2011, but continued to watch his Tigers from the bench by the field house for home games. One of his proudest moments was calling a state football championship game in 2000. He was also selected to call the Coaches’ Association All Star Game in 1993. Frank had a life-long passion for hunting and spent many years creating the Scissortail Ranch in South Texas for his family and friends. He and Susie loved to travel and, together, they went to Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and many other places.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Susie Wheelock Dunn; his father, Cullen Wood Dunn; and his step-father, John Frederick Taylor.
He is survived by his mother, Jane Dunn Taylor; daughter, Elizabeth Dunn Talley and son-in-law Eric Talley; son, Frank Peyton Dunn and daughter-in-law Carrie Nelson Dunn; four grandchildren, Caroline and Sydney Talley, and Darby and Cullen Dunn; his brother, Robert Cullen Dunn and wife Carol Dunn; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great nephews.
Visitation with the family will be 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at St. John’s Episcopal Church with Father Ed Monk officiating.
Pallbearers are Charlie Gelineau, Gary Hayden, Rob Dunn, Jimbo Parks, Chuck Rash, George Green, Coy Hodge, Steve Smith, Harold Hearne, G.T. Morton, Chris McKeown, John Harper and Larry Morrison.
The family would like to thank his caregivers, Amazing Angels, for the love, care and dignity they provided during this time. Angela, Joyce, Shirley, Cerissa, Robin, and Quintin were truly a blessing for Frank and his family.

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Phyliss Marie (Curry) Duncan
Aug 7, 1948 - Dec 12, 2014

Phyliss Duncan, 66, of Corsicana, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Phyliss Marie Duncan was born in Galveston on Aug. 7, 1948, to Rudolph Curry and Elna Marie (Jensen) Curry. She and Joe C. Duncan were married in 1967. Phyliss worked for Arco in Dallas and for Austin Hardware and Supply in Rowlett. While she was with Arco, Phyliss worked as a model and a public relations representative. She represented the youth for the groundbreaking ceremony for Thanksgiving Square in Dallas, and she had a column for Arco titled “Ask Phyliss.” She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Phyliss is survived by her husband of 47 years, Joe C. Duncan, of Corsicana; daughter, Kristina Duncan-Buettner and husband Brett and their children, Mason, Nixie, and Holden of Cedar Park; son, Joe P. Duncan and wife Charlotte and their children, Joe C. Duncan II, Sean Phillip Duncan, and Rayanne, Dylan, and Kamren Thompson of Corsicana; sister, Katherine Ann Hopkins and husband David of Austin.
Visitation with the family will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home.
A Celebration of Life service will be held following the visitation at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Joe Mashburn officiating. Interment will follow the service in Oakwood Cemetery.
The Duncan family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Nora Owens and to Anita Kay Mesker, for their excellent care of Phyliss through this difficult journey.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Lillie Irene (Hawkins) Mankin
Dec 25, 1910 - July 10, 1993

Lillie Irene Mankin, 82, of Kerens, died July 10, 1993, in Humana Hospital in Clear Lake City.

Funeral services wil be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens, with the Rev. Doug Axtell officiating. Burial will be in the Long Prairie cemetery.

She was born Dec. 25, 1910 in Independence, the ninth of 10 children born to Lee and Jennie Hawkins. She married Dave Mankin on Jan. 9, 1931. She was retired from Woolworth Variety Stores in Houston where she worked for more than 25 years. She served for many years as a Sunday school teacher for the First Assembly of God Church in South Houston. She attended the First Baptist Church of Kerens regularly.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1978 and two sons, The Rev.
Bobby Mankin in 1972 and an infant son, Tilford Mankin in 1942.

Survivors include one son, Bill Mankin of Angleton; one daughter, Melba Jo Wilson of Pearland; two sisters, Jessie Penney of Retreat and Ann Jones of Kerens; a nephew she raised, Aubrey Earley of Kerens; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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Ella (Radney) McNeese-Penny
May 25, 1897 - Nov 9, 1993

Ella Penny, 96, of Kerens, died Nov. 9, 1993 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens with the Rev. L.L. Conner officiating.
Burial will be in Long Prairie cemetery.

Survivors include three grandchildren, Eddie McNeese of Kerens, Buck Yates of Huntsville and Margaret Pryor of Athens; 11 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Great grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, November 10, 1993
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • SSDI has her birth as May 25 and her headstone has May 27.
  • w/o Barto McNeese and Rufus Penny - d/o William J. Radney and Emma Jane
    (Davidson) Radney

Minnie Pearl (May) Parker
Nov 19, 1901 - Nov 16, 1993

Minnie P. Parker, 91, of Kerens, died Nov. 16, 1993, in Kerens.

Services wil be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens, with the Rev. Doug Axtell officiating. Burial will be in Long Prairie cemetery in Kerens.

She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. Gerald Parker of San Antonio, and Cecil Parker of Waco; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Eva Bruner of Kerens.

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Cameron Edward Griggs
Mar 19, 1924 - Mar 21, 1989

Cameron Edward Griggs, 65, died Tuesday, March 21, 1989 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Paschal Funeral Home. The Rev.
Mickey Loftis will officiate. Burial will be at Long Prairie cemetery in Kerens.

He was a Baptist. He was a mechanic and a World War II veteran.

He is survived by a daughter, Caye Sypes of Colorado; a son Grady Griggs of Angus; three grandchildren; a brother Martin Griggs of Huntsville; two sisters Elsie Griggs Gordon of Corsicana and Eddie Barnes of Houston.

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Willie Estell (Webb) Woodall
Sep 28, 1900 - Apr 2, 1989

Willie Estell Woodall, 88, of Mexia, died April 2, 1989 in Hubbard Hospital.

Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday in Porter Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.
Harvey Hallmark, pastor of First Pentecostal Church, officiating.
Burial followed in Liberty Hill Cemetery near Hubbard.

Mrs. Woodall, a member of the Pentecostal Church, was a homemaker and was born Sept. 28, 1900, in Reagan.

Survivors include two daughters, Geneva Walker and Fay Smith, both of Mexia; three sons, D.R. Woodall and Odis Woodall, both of Mexia, and Haskell Woodall of Tehuacana; a sister, Lottie Erwin of Marlin; a brother, Louis Webb of Marlin; 17 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Grandsons and nephews served as pallbearers

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William "Billy" Capps
abt 1920 - July 11, 1993

Billy Capps, 73, of Corsicana, died July 11, 1993 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with David Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Modral Cemetery.

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Kimberly Eloura Gilbert
June 29, 1993 - Oct 5, 1993

Kimberly Gilbert, three months, of Corsicana, died Oct. 5, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Modral Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Cemetery. [sic](Funeral Home)

She is survived by her mother, Donna Gilbert of Corsicana; her grandmother, Viola Gilbert of Corsicana; one brother, Jonathan Gilbert of Corsicana; one aunt, Jennifer Wheeler of Corsicana; and two uncles, Okie Wheeler and Kenneth Wheeler of New York.

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Raymond Richard Cagle
May 27, 1913 - Feb 12, 1989

Raymond Richard Cagle, 75, of Corsicana died Feb. 12, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Graveside services were conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Mondrall [sic] Cemetery, with Rev. Joseph Sabo officiating. Corley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Born Nay [sic] 27, 1913 in Corsicana, Cagle was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church. He was a retired mail truck driver for Texas and Pacific Railroad, and had been employed by Navarro College for many years.

Survivors include one son, David Placker, of Corsicana.

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Martha (Horn) Remington
Jan 30, 1935 - Nov 5, 1993

Martha Remington, 58, of Brighton, Tenn., died Nov. 5, 1993 in Tennessee.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens with the Rev. Doug Axtell officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

She is survived by one daughter, Sharon Snell of Brighton, Tenn.; two sons, William Bates of Kansas City, Kan. and Harold Wayne Remington of Kerrville; three sister, Margaret McGee of Lancaster, Wanda Alberts of Dallas and Hatti Wyatt of Plains, Ga.; three brothers, Johnnie Horn of Lancaster, Travis Horn of Kerens and Alfred Horn of San Antonio; 11 grandchildren.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Memoroials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Randall "Randy" Ray Moore
Feb 15, 1953 - May 12, 2013

Randall “Randy” Ray Moore passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013 at the age of 60. He was born to Billy Ray and Lois Crawford Moore on Feb. 15, 1953, in Frost. Randy was a graduate of Frost High School, Austin College (Sherman) and Texas Tech Law School.

In his professional life, Randy clerked for the Seventh Court of Appeals of Texas in Amarillo, was an associate at Windle Turley Law Firm in Dallas and co-founded the Hyatt, Crabtree and Moore Law Firm in Dallas.  During his career, he served on the Board of Directors for the State Bar of Texas and was active in the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Randy participated in Texas High School Mock Trial and had the honor of being a keynote speaker for the Texas High School Mock Trial Annual Competition.

Randy’s two children were his greatest pride and joy, and he loved every minute spent with them, whether it was playing cards, putting together puzzles or watching them participate in extracurricular activities. He was an accomplished photographer and avid dancer. He enjoyed photographing family and friends, helping others memorialize their memories.

Randy is survived by his daughter, Chandler Moore, and son, Grayson Moore, of Dallas; brother Jeff Moore of Frost; sister Jana Campbell of Hillsboro; aunt Rita Hollingsworth of Blooming Grove; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Leah Hidde-Gregory officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Herman Howell
Feb 2, 1906 - Mar 12, 1989

Herman Howell, 83, of Corsicana died Sunday, March 12, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Rev.
William Dollar will officiate. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Howell was born on Feb. 2, 1906 in Waxahachie and had lived in Corsicana for six years. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Rural Shade Baptist Church. He had lived in Kerens and Rural Shade before moving to Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife, Nereus Howell of Corsicana; one son, Terry Howell of Corsicana; four daughters, Billie Jacobs, Evaughn Gillian and Winnie Minetra all of Corsicana and Mary Smith of Terrell; one sister, Bert Radney of Huntsville; four brothers, Jack Howell and Robert Howell both of Mineral Wells, Wilson Howell of Cedar Hill, and L.B. Howell of Kerens; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be John S. Radney, Gerald W. Radney, Gary B. Howell, William Howell, Gurley Howell, and Roderick Howell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Don Williams, Allen Skinner, Tommy Baumgartener, Wayne Bonner, and Kenneth Watkins.

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Travis Wesley "Bud" Martin
Apr 5, 1897 - Mar 13, 1989

Travis Wesley (Bud) Martin, 95, of Corsicana, died March 13, 1989 in the Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. William Dollar will officiate. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Martin was born April 5, 1897 in Retreat. He was a retired farmer and rancher.

Survivors include two daughters, Edna Skinner and Sibyl Anderson both of Corsicana; two sons, Charles W. Martin and Robert D. Martin, also both of Corsicana; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren; a sister, Essie Sawyer; a half-brother, Dan Reed of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearrs.

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Homer Crawford
Sep 13, 1902 - Mar 13, 1989

Homer Crawford, 86, of Corsicana, died March 13, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Horace Crowder and the Rev. Harold Scott will officiate. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 13, 1902 in Purdon. He was a lifelong resident of Navarro County. He was a retired Exon service station and dealership owner and a member of Emanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Elvie Crawford of Corsicana; two daughters and sons-in-law; Pauline and J.W. Goode of Corsicana and Nalda and Gene Sullivan of Hobbs, N.M.; a stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Bill and Llye Williams of Georgetown, Texas; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Kaye and Les Hester of Hobbs, N.M.; three grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Johnny and Shirley Goode, Roy and Toni Sullivan and Jim Sullivan, all of Hobbs, N.M.; one step grandson and step granddaughter-in-law, Bill Jr. and Sandy Williams of Georgetown, Texas; five great grandchildren; three step great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs.
Vera Lawhon of Corsicana; a brother, Mr. C.W. Crawford of Whitney, Texas and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandsons, Roy Sullivan, Jim Sullivan, Johnny Goode, Jimmy Sullivan, Bill Williams, Jr. and Rusty Goode.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harvey Slater, Dr. G.T. Denson, James Wilkerson, Emmett Dosser, J.L. Averitt and Allen York.

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Egbert Franklin Sheets
Dec 23, 1917 - Dec 18, 1993

Egbert F. Sheets, 75, of Corsicana, died Dec. 18, 1993 in Corsicana.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Terry Keele officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was born Dec. 23, 1917 in Navarro County. He was formerly employed with Bethlehem Steel, Navarro College and Corsicana State Home. He was a member of the IOOF Lodge of Corsicana, and a member of the Light House of Praise Church. He was married to Mrs. Roberta Davidson Sheets for
50 years.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Rhonda Karen Sheets.

Survivors include his wife, Roberta Sheets of Corsicana; one sister, Rena Fluker of Decatur; two sisters-in-law, Edna Mae Sheets and Thelma Pryor, both of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were John Sheets, Chris Garibaldi, Chad Windham, John Smith, Paul Smith and Steve Pryor.

Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of the Light House of Praise, P.O. Box 582, Corsicana, Texas 75151.

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Clelland Eaton
Mar 3, 1913 - Dec 19, 1993

Clelland Eaton, 80, of Canton, died Dec. 19, 1993, at Heritage Manor in Canton.

Graveside services were 11 a.m. Monday in Resthaven Memorial Park, with Rudolph (Doc) Harvy officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one brother-in-law, A.B. Kent of Powell; one sister-in-law, Jean Eaton of Waco; two nephews, Jerry Kent of Waco and Bill Davis of Fort Worth; and two nieces, Beth Eaton of Chicago, Ill., and Kay Eaton of Austin.

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Gordon Burch
April 7, 1953 - Dec 26, 1993

Gordon Burch, 40, of Corsicana, died Dec. 26, 1993, at his residence.

Services were 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Honea officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was born April 7, 1953, in Port Huron, Mich. and had lived in Corsicana since 1976. He made many friends in and around Corsicana while walking or riding his bicycle.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Willie B. Burch of Corsicana; two brothers, George Burch of Dallas and Carl Burch of Rapid City, S.D.; five aunts, Gladys Merrell, Lillie McCollum, Elsie Gordon, Marie Wilton, all of Corsicana, and Ruth Kennemore of Fort Worth; and a number of cousins.

Pallbearers were V.W. Wilton, Charles McCrory, Danny Andrews, Ray Bradford and Paul Snyder. Honorary pallbearers were Mick burns, Dwyne Kennemore, James Hawk and Martin Gordon.

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Billy Cohagan
Dec 3, 1928 - Dec 28, 1993

Billy Cohagan, 65, of Corsicana, died Dec. 28, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Jan White and Major Charles Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Frances L. Cohagan of Corsicana; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Susan Cohagan of Belton; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be T.J. Burkholder, Ray Goldesberry, Billy Owen, Harold Tate, Orel Smith and Dillard Ellington.

Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church.

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Gladys (Steen) Farish
May 3, 1904 - Jan 6, 1989

Mrs. Gladys Steen Farish, 84, of Corsicana, died Jan. 6, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. A.
L. Cronk officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was born May 3, 1904 in Emhouse. She was the owner and operator of Farish Beauty Salon for 50 years. She was a member of Rebekah's and St. Luke's Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Dudley Farish, on Dec. 8, 1981.

She is survived by one daughter, LaVoyce Kennedy of Corsicana; two grandsons, Mike D. Kennedy of Mesquite, and Tim W. Kennedy of Corsicana; one great-granddaughter, Myka Kennedy of Mesquite; one sister, Mrs.
Johnie Robinson of Corsicana; a number of nieces and nephews.

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Alvin Lee "Shortie" Dillard
Jul 19, 1907 - Feb 10, 1989

Alvin L. "Shortie" Dillard, 81, of Corsicana, died Feb. 10, 1989, at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr.
David Hale officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was born July 19, 1907, in Navarro County. He was a veteran of World War II and had owned and operated a service station on North Beaton for more than 17 years before retiring.

He is survived by his wife, Vera Dillard, of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Bobbie and Charles Collier, of Retreat; son, MIchael Dillard, of Corsicana; two grandchildren, Kevin and Caryn Collier; three brothers, J.C. Dilard and Kelton Dillard, of Dallas; sister, Josie Szenasi, of Holliday; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Charles Dillard, John Henry Dillard, Kelton E.
Dillard Jr., Delbert "Red" Dillard, Donald Dillard and Robert Thurston.

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Eugene Alton Griffith
Jun 5, 1909 - Feb 21, 1989

Eugene Alton Griffith, 79, of Corsicana, died Feb. 21, 1989 at his residence.

Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Ronnie Yarber and James T. Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife Vivian Griffith of C0orsicana; two daughters, Bobbie Weatherl of Abilene, and Nina Lovelady of Fort Worth; one step-son, Billy PLatt of Corsicana; two step-daughters, Patsy Underwood of Achellie, Okla., and Dorothy Jennings of Alice; three sisters, Elizabeth Lockhart of Corsicana, and Arlene Yarber and Ora Lee Vawters, both of Mexia; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Cliff Weatherl, Rick Weatherl, Billy Lovelady, Richard Lewis, Arlee Lockhart and Mike White.

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Geleen B. Williams
Jul 14, 1921 - Mar 9, 1989

Geleen Williams, 67, of Corsicana died March 9, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gary Johnson and the Rev. Ronnie Hartis officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

She is survived by her husband, Charlie Williams, of Corsicana; two sons, Stevie Williams of Harrisburg, Pa., and Donald Williams of Corsicana; one daughter, Kathy Ann Smith of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; stepmother, Buelah Bibb of Corsicana; three brothers, J. L. Bibb Jr. of Corsicana, Collin Bibb of Waco, and Mickey Bibb of San Antonio; and four sisters, Betty Ickles, Jewell Fields and Bessy Kammas, all of Waco, and Alma Bridges of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy B. Johnson, Jerry Miles, Harry Brounds, J.D.
Young, Ed Garrett, Mike Lopez, Pete Lovett and Frank Murphy.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Dudley, F.R. Bell and Gene Reagan.

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James B. Hardin
May 6, 1919 - Mar 20, 1989

J.B. Hardin, 69, of Corsicana died March 20, 1989 in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Marlin.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Bass officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was born May 6, 1919 in Ranger and had lived in Corsicana for 50 years. He was a truck driver and served in the United States Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Florence Hardin of Corsicana; a brother, Temple Hardin of Corsicana; and a sister, Ora Lee Edmondson of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Marvin Burns, Ronnie Bennett, Raymond Caskey, Ernest Tylie, Lynn McCary, and Lorain Adkins.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. L. Bryan Cotton Jr., Dr. Kyle L.
Hamilton, Sidney Barley, and Buddy Bennett.

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Oscar Carra Travis
Nov 12, 1920 - Mar 29, 1989

Oscar C. Travis, 68, of Corsicana, died March 29, 1989, at Northside
Nursing Home.

Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home,
with Al Cronk officiating. burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was principal of Travis Elementary School and a retired teacher from
Corsicana High School. He was a member of the Saint Luke United
Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mary K. Travis of Corsicana; daughter and
son-in-law, Steven and Terri Travis Winn of Dallas; stepfather, Adrain
Travis of Hemphill; brother, John P. Travis of Rice; grandson, Jason
Winn of Callas; and granddaughter, Kathryn Claire Winn of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Lyman Barnes, Chester Bonner, H.M. McMullan, Hugh
Parrish, Jess Hilbert, C.G. Winn and Billy D. Talley.

Memorials may be made to the Saint Luke Building Fund or the National
diabetes Foundation.

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Hobert E. Marshall
Oct 11, 1916 - Mar 31, 1989

Hobert E. Marshall, 72, of Corsicana died Friday, March 31, 1989, at the VA Hospital in Temple.

Services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Osada will officiate. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was born Oct. 11, 1916 in Flora, Texas. He was a veteran of World War II and he was retired from the Texas Highway department.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Irene Singleton of Eureka.

Survivors include one brother Bill Marshall of Quitman Texas; two sisters, Sammy Bunch of Corsicana and Mable Anderson of Oklahoma; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be L.D. Patterson, Morvil Coker, O.A. Rutherford, Richard Oglesby, Donald Green and J. P. Travis.

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Melton Earl "Pig" Kelly
abt 1945 - Nov 14, 1993

Melton Earl (Pig) Kelly, 48 of Corsicana, died Nov. 14, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake service will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ross & Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Greater Renfro Memorial Church of God in Christ, with Elder John Warren officiating.  Burial will be in Timothy Cemetery under the direction of Ross & Johnson Mortuary.

Survivors include his wife, Mae Walker Kelly of Corsicana; one daughter, Melsha Kelly of Oakland, Calif.; six sons, Melton Earl Kelly Jr. of Oakland, Calif., Julius B. Gunter, Timothy Gunter and Jeremy Barton, all of Dallas, Melton Earl Bartee and Billy Coy Bartee, both of Corsicana; three step-children, Chinessa Walker, Vanetta Hawkins and Charles Ray Walker Jr., all of Corsicana; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; three brothers, Nathaniel Kelly Jr. of Dallas, Elder Billy Joe Kelly and Kelton Kelly, both of Corsicana; one sister, Sadie Rosie Williams of Corsicana; and one aunt, Minnie Green of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Kelly, Isaac Faulk, Beke Coleman, James brown, Ricky Parham Vernell Faulk, J.B. Brown Jr., Gregory Watkins and Hiawatha Brown.

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Robert Lee Faulk Sr.
Oct 5, 1932 - Aug 17, 1993

Robert Lee Faulk Sr., 60, of Corsicana, died Aug. 17, 1993, at his residence.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at The Church of the Living God PGT, with Elder Willie Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Samaria Cemetery under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Survivors include his wife, Arnell Lusk of Corsicana; two daughters, Phyllis Smith of Corsicana and Annette Watkins of Abilene, Texas; three sons, Robert Faulk and Leo Lusk, both of Corsicana, and Gene Faulk of Neurberg, Germany; 17 grandchildren; three brothers, Roy Faulk, Roy Van and Jerry Faulk, all of Fort Worth; and three sisters, Ollie Ingram of Emhouse, Eula Roland of Lockhart, and Pansy March of Arlington, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Robert Faulk, Leo Lusk, Isaac Faulk, Gene Faulk, David Smith, Vernell Faulk. Honorary pallbearers will be John James, Chad Walker, Jimmy Hawkins, Charlers Walker Jr. and Willie L. Faulk.

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Donald Andrew "Andy" Rodgers
May 29, 1949 - May 30, 2013

Donald Andrew Rodgers, or Andy as he was known by most, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Judy; two sons, Damon Rodgers and wife Tina of Midland, and Dusty Rodgers and wife Jennifer of McKinney; one daughter, Julie Luckey and husband Keith of Dallas; two grandchildren, Austin and Ella Rodgers of Midland; sister, Mindy Bean and husband Ray of Montgomery, Ala.; and brother, Casey Rodgers of Wichita Falls.

Andy Rodgers was an avid sports fan who spent most of his life teaching and coaching. After coaching in McKinney and Henrietta, Andy settled in Corsicana, where he coached and taught for over 20 years. He also owned and operated Andy’s Sporting Goods Store for many years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Corsicana.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the First United Methodist Church, 320 N 15th St, Corsicana, TX 75110 or the Corsicana YMCA, 400 W. Oaklawn, Corsicana, TX 75110.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2013, at First United Methodist Church Corsicana, with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

A private interment will be held on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Ridgeview Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Turrentine Jackson Morrow Funeral Home, McKinney.

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Stephen "Steve" Lewis Sanders
July 24, 1944 - May 28, 2013

Stephen Lewis Sanders, 68 of Dallas, formerly of Corsicana, passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Stephen (Steve) was born July 24, 1944 in Dallas to George and June Sanders. At the age of 12, Steve attended Kemper Military Academy in Booneville, Mo. There, he graduated in 1962. He then attended Trinity University in San Antonio, before returning to Kemper as a student in the academy's university. Unwilling to wait until he finished college, Steve enlisted as a Combat Engineer in the United States Army. He attended Basic Training at Fort Polk, La., where he graduated as Honor Recruit. He then was selected to train at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School at Fort Bragg, N.C., and graduated as a member of the Green Berets. Steve served two tours of duty in Vietnam with the 3rd and 5th Special Forces Groups. During his second tour, he was severely injured in a grenade attack. Due to his heroic and meritorious service, Steve was asked to return to the JFK Special Warfare School as an instructor. There, he had the honor of training the next generation of Green Berets.

Following the end of his service, Steve began his career as an extremely successful entrepreneur. He returned to Dallas in 1971, and shortly after, met Jane, the love of his life. He and Jane married on April 7,
1973 in Dallas. In July of 1980, Steve and Jane decided to adopt a child. Steve told the adoption caseworker that he wanted twin girls. On Jan. 14, 1981, they received a call that they could go pick up their twin girls the next day. Steve opened Sanders Trading Company in 1987 and worked tirelessly until his death.

Stephen Sanders will be remembered as a quiet intelligent man whose love for his country was only surpassed by his love and devotion to “his three girls.”

He was preceded in death by his father, George Sanders of Rockport; his mother, June Tippett Lynch of Dallas; his stepfather, William Lynch of Dallas, his sister, Francine Sanders of Dallas; and his son-in-law, Cpl.
Curtiss A. Carter of Fort Hood.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Mary Jane Sanders of Dallas, formerly of Corsicana; his daughter, Stephanie Sanders and fiancé Terry Smith and her children James Stephen and Lillian Elizabeth all of Corsicana; his daughter Christina Sanders and fiancé Cody Smith and her children Grady Bryce and William Lewis all of Rice; his sister Karen Sanders of Houston; his niece, Kelly Busby of Houston; his niece Kiki Simpson and husband William and their daughter Emery all of Dallas; his niece, Laurie Hoffman and her husband Dillion of Oregon: and Craig McCallum and wife Pam of Rockwall.

Service will be held at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 West Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75225 on Friday, May 31, 2013. Viewing will take place beginning at 9 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 10 a.m. immediately followed by internment at the same location. A reception will be held shortly after burial at the Funeral Home.

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Lizzie Mae (Scruggs) Crouch
Aug 10, 1920 - May 28, 2013

Lizzie Mae Crouch, 92, of Corsicana left the comfort of her home surrounded by loved ones to be with our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Lizzie was born Aug. 10, 1920 to John Carter and Sarah Scruggs in Fairfield. Lizzie was a faithful member of Missionary Baptist Church where she loved to serve the Lord. Lizzie spent many of her days sewing and she loved to spend time working in a garden or planting flowers in her yard.

Lizzie was preceded in death by her husband Edgar (Judson) Crouch; daughter Mary Jane Bland; father and mother John Carter and Sarah Scruggs, and three sisters Mary Lee Lander, Ellen Gunter and Jewell Morris.

She is survived by her son and daughter, Richard Crouch and Virginia Morris both of Corsicana; grandson Tom Crouch and fiancée Christina Reyes of Corsicana; granddaughter Mary Pierce and husband David of Teague; great-grandson and great-granddaughter Henry and Audrey Raney, both of Corsicana; brothers Billy Newman Scruggs and wife Doris, Clarence Scruggs all of Fairfield, Clinton Scruggs and wife Mollie of Teague, and Lynn Carter Scruggs of Durango, Colo.; sisters Fay Powers and husband Bill, Sarah Ann Green and husband George all of Fairfield and Grace Pannell of Garland and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation for friends and family will be at Griffin-Roughton Funeral home Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2013 at Missionary Baptist Church with Bill Dollar officiating. Pallbearers will be Jerry Scruggs, Johnny Scruggs, Don Gunter, James Dougherty, Jerry Carter and Ronnie Richardson. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Fairfield.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Brooklyn Marie Mitchell
May 26, 2013 - May 26, 2013

Brooklyn Marie Mitchell flew with the Angels on Sunday May 26, 2013.

She was the beloved daughter of James A. Mitchell and Melissa G. F. Collins Mitchell of Corsicana; adored sister of Megan Sigler of Waxahachie; Elissa Collins of Pennsylvania; Colysta and Chris Mitchell, both of Corsicana; granddaughter of Vivian Merritt of Arkansas, and Michael Collins of Dallas; niece of Rhonda Fira of Corsicana; numerous aunts, uncles, as well as many other loving relatives and friends.

A memorial service for Brooklyn will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2013, at the Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home, 800 South Kaufman St., Ennis.

Arrangements by Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home, Ennis.

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Michael Joe Cordell
Apr 2, 1952 - May 29, 2013

Michael Joe Cordell, 61 of Waxahachie, passed away Wednesday, May 29,
2013 in Dallas.

He was born April 2, 1952, to Joe and Doris Williams Cordell. Michael graduated from Corsicana High School and attended Navarro College for several years. He worked at Beall’s Department store in Waxahachie in the men’s department since 2002. He enjoyed sports, Texas Ranger baseball and was always helpful with the gardening around the house even though he did not enjoy gardening. He will be missed by his family and everyone who knew him and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, William Cordell.

Survivors include his wife Cynthia Cordell of Waxahachie; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2013, at Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

Services to celebrate his life are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Waxahachie with the Rev. James Southard officiating.

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

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Samuel Michael Sims
Jan 8, 1956 - May 28, 2013

Samuel Michael Sims, 57, of Houston, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

He was born in Corsicana on Jan. 8, 1956. He went to high school in Kerens and Mildred. He worked hard his entire life as a newspaper printer working at the Corsicana Daily Sun, Polk County Enterprise, Houston Chronicle and retired four years ago. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, football and spending time with his family and grandkids. He also enjoyed watching old Western and horror movies, James Bond, Clint Eastwood, the Twilight Zone and Jeopardy. He was a loving husband, father and “Paw-Paw” that will be missed immensely.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruby Mae and Speck Sims; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Doris and George Caperton; brothers-in-law, Jimmy Russell and Clifford Hawkins; and his favorite dogs ,Rusty, Tasha and Sadie.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Caperton Sims; sons, Sonny and Stuart Sims; daughter, Sarah Sims; grandchildren Seth, Tyler, Gregory, Audrey and Cody; sisters, Anita Hawkins, Brenda Russell; and brother, Mitchell Sims; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Diane and Dieter Meins, Kathy and Mackie Robinson, Bud and Renee Caperton and Julie Sims; and multiple nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Jimmy Glenn officiating.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Lexie (Glenn) Straley
Ape 3, 1943 - May 12, 2013

Lexie Glenn Straley, 70, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013 at her home in Canyon Lake, Texas surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 3, 1943 to Kathleen and Orville Glenn of Corsicana and is survived by her mother Kathleen, husband Tom Straley and daughters Robin Head, Kathleen Knight, and stepson Clay Straley, eight grandchildren, Brandon Knight, Dustin, Christopher and Jordan Head, Chris, Armando, and Angel Lopez, and Marc Segura; five great-grandchildren, Makayla and Amya Knight and Dillion, Harley, and Ryker Head. She is also survived by a brother, Dale Glenn and a sister, Janis Glenn Anderson. Lexie was a nursing home administrator for over 30 years and helped many people transition in their later years when they needed extra care. She loved to cook and garden, and enjoyed photography and scrapbooking. She was retired, living in Canyon Lake with her husband and beloved pets.

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Vedia Margaret Colie Boatright
Jul 23, 1928 - Sep 8, 1993

Vedia Colie Boatright, 65, of Huntsville, Texas, died Sept. 8, 1993 in Huntsville.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Huntsville Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Koska officiating. Burial will be 3 p.m. Friday in Younger Cemetery in Silver City.

She was born July 23, 1928, in Purdon. She was a member of Phelps United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Boatright of Huntsville; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Dianne Whittaker of Houston; two granddaughters; one great-granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Deanie Miller of Carmine, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

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Thomas William Buckner
Jul 9, 1908 - Dec1, 1993

Thomas Buckner, 85, of Corsicana, died Dec. 1, 1993, in Mel Haven Nursing Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday in the Younger Cemetery, with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Survivors include three sisters, Ruby Payne, Elsie Pivey and Edna Hightower, all of Corsicana.

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Geline Myreece (Gathright) Stone
Jun 5, 1917 - Dec 5, 1993

Geline Myreece Stone, 76, of Silver City, died Dec. 5, 1993, at her residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Younger Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, James Dial Stone of Silver City; two sons, Dial M. Stone of Dawson, and Rick Stone of Wichita, Kan.; four grandchildren, Joseph Dial Stone, Elizabeth Sue Lewis, Christopher Don Stone and Tracy Lyn Stone; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Dial Stone, Kenneth Lewis, Bruce McDonald and Byron McDonald.

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Mark Dwane Perkins
Mar 8, 1956 - Mar 13, 1989

Mark Dwane Perkins, 33, of Bellaire, died March 13, 1989 in Houston.

Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Younger Cemetery.

He was born March 8, 1956 in Houston. He was employed as a glazier, and was a Navy veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Kelly Vaughn Perkins of Bellaire; a son, Christopher Cody Perkins, of Houston; a daughter, Austin Lacey Perkins of bellaire; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Van Smith of Houston; three sisters, Diane Wallace, Marilyn Robinson, and Vanda Nicholson, all of Houston; a brother, Bruce Perkins of Houston; four nephews, and seven nieces.

Pallbearers will be Dell Foster, Bobby Foster, Tommy Robinson, Freddie Nicholson, Sidney Wallace and Tony Foster.

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Vivian Eleanor (Forson) Buck
Jul 6, 1914 - Mar 15, 1989

Vivian Eleanor Buck, 74, of Dawson, died March 15, 1989, in a Corsicana nursing home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Dawson, with the Rev. Paul Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the Younger Cemetery in Navarro County. Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Buck was born on July 6, 1914, in Clifton. She had lived most of her life in Grand Prairie, moving to Dawson from Navarro Mills in 1980. She had been a resident of Navarro Mills from 1974-80. She was a retired LTV employee, where she had been a supervisor of the tool crib. She had been a member of the Dawson Baptist Church most of her life.

Mrs. Buck was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel M. Buck, Jr., on April 1, 1980.

Survivors include three daughters, Ruth Suzanne Burton of Arlington, Sarah Beth Caruth of Carrollton, and Jacqualine Nell Dennis of Dawson; a brother, Joe Daniel Forson of Wyoming; three sisters, Janise Raines of Clifton, Joyce Price of Richardson, and Gladys Forson of Clifton; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Ronald Ray Scott, Sr.
Jul 8, 1936 - Nov 9, 2014

Bro. Scott, an officer of the Local Union and a member of the IBEW for 53 years passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2013.

He served as the Local Union 59 Recording Secretary for decades before the merger of the Dallas and Fort Worth Local Unions. And he served after the merger for years until his passing at age 77.

Bro. Scott exemplified the best of what it means to be a union member.

Our best wishes go to his wife Marie and the rest of his family. He will be missed.

Notes


Johnnie Bryant "J.B." Slone
Aug 27, 1922 - Dec 23, 2014

Johnnie Bryant “J.B.” Slone passed away peacefully in his sleep at his residence on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. He was 92 years old. He was born Aug. 27, 1922 to Johnny E. and May Bryant Slone in Corbet and graduated from Corsicana High School.

A veteran of World War II, Mr. Slone served his country for four years in the Army 381st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 96th Division in the First Squad of Heavy Mortar Company H. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and was awarded five Bronze Stars, a Bronze Arrowhead, a Good Conduct Medal as well as numerous other decorations for meritorious service during the campaigns in Leyte, Okinawa and other areas of the Pacific front. He was ordained as a Deacon at the First Baptist Church in Corbet in the late 1940’s. He was a faithful member of Second Avenue Missionary Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and wife of 69 years, Anna Lee Slone.

He is survived by son David Slone and wife Ava of Waxahachie; grandson Doug Slone and wife Kelly of Forreston, Texas; one great-grandson, Wade Bryant Slone; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his closest friends and caregivers, Grady and Sandy Manning of Corsicana.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Bro. Grady Manning will conduct an 11 a.m. graveside service at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana following the visitation. If the weather is inclement, there will be no graveside service.

Honorary Pall Bearers are Nathan Andrews, Curtis Holt, Nelson Galloway, Franklin Neal, Bobby Atkinson, James Monroe, Dale Stovall and Wayne Moody.

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Ivaleta Joyce (Ballew) Lege
May 5, 1925 - Jan 6, 2015

Ivaleta Joyce Lege, age 89 passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

Ivaleta was born May 30, 1925 in Emmett, Texas to Andrew Balley and Nannie Stroder Balley.

She was a resident of Groves for 20 years and retired caretaker for the Humane Society.

Survivors include her daughter, Toni Breaux and husband Courtney of Groves, Texas, her son, Charles Michael “Peanut” Lege of Liberty, Texas, eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will begin at 11am Friday, January 9, 2015 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, Texas.

Funeral service is at 1pm with Reverend Travis Cox officiating.

Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Levingston Funeral Home of Groves, Texas.

Notes:

  • w/o Charles Robert Lege; d/o Andrew Jackson Ballew & Nannie Estella (Bruton) Ballew [buried at Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX]
  • Ivaleta and Charles are buried at the Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves, Jefferson Co., TX

Barbara Lou (Bonnett) Mordecai
Oct 18, 1937 - Dec 26, 2014

Barbara Lou Mordecai, 77, of Denton went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 in Denton, Texas. She was born Oct. 18, 1937 in Frost, Texas to William Fletcher and Elsie Joan Bonnett.

She was a schoolteacher for over 30 years in El Paso, Austin, Dallas and Hillsboro, leaving a lasting legacy through the great numbers of students who were blessed by her impact on them.

She is survived by her three children, son Donnie and wife Ruth, son Micah and wife LeAnn, and daughter Melanie, and her husband Charles, as well as nine grandchildren; Megan, Lance, Luke, Leah, Jake, Jordan, Destinee, Taylor and Tanner, who all loved her dearly.

She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, her sacrificial love she showed to so many throughout her life, as well as for the magic she brought to family gatherings, especially at Christmas time during the celebration of the birth of her Lord. She very much enjoyed serving in her church.

A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 at the Frost Baptist Church in Frost, Texas.

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Dr. Fredrick Wayne Raby
Dec 28, 1946 - Dec 4, 2014

Fred Raby, 67, of Hewitt, Texas passed away Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
7, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Mark Luera officiating.
Interment will take place at a later date in Resthaven Cemetery.

Dr. Fredrick Wayne Raby was born Dec. 28, 1946 in Corsicana, Texas to Emmett Wilburn Raby and Carey Ann (Kenner) Raby. Fred was raised in Pasadena, Texas and graduated from South Houston High School in 1965, where he played football from 1963 to 1965. He attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock on a football scholarship. He received his Dental Degree from the University of Texas Dental School and practiced dentistry in Pasadena. He practiced in Corsicana also and for the last
27 years has had a flourishing practice in Hewitt, Texas. He served on the Parks and Recreation Board for the city of Hewitt for 15 years.

Fred lived life to the fullest and loved being outdoors, even if it was just sitting on the porch at home. He loved his family and was a real family man. He enjoyed sports of all kind, but particularly liked football, hunting, and fishing. Fred was a big-hearted man who was always optimistic, always in a good mood, and very easy going. He considered his patients as family as well, and was evident in his business motto: ‘Patients are our family too’. Fred will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

Fred was preceded in death by his mother, Carey Ann Raby; his nephew, Richard Davidson; his paternal grandparents, E.C. and Eula Mae Raby; and his maternal grandmother, Janie Kenner.

Fred is survived by his wife of over 21 years, Penny Jo Raby, of Hewitt; his daughter, Casey Diana Raby Vandersee and her husband, James, of Yukon, Oklahoma; his grandchildren: Ava Vandersee and Emmett Vandersee; his father, Emmett Wilburn Raby of Groesbeck; his sister, Lynda Raby Davidson and her husband, Michael, of Allen; his niece, D’Anna Hebert; and his nephew, Kenneth Davidson.

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Geraldine Nobles
abt 1954 - Dec 15, 2014

Mrs. Geraldine Nobles, 60, of Rice passed away on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at her home in Rice. There will be no services at this time. A memorial service will be planned for a later date. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Brenda K. Bailey
abt 1959 - Dec 17, 2014

Brenda K. Bailey, 55, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 in a Corpus Christi hospital. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at Unity Baptist Church in Corsicana, Texas.

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James "Bubba" Allan Knight
Oct 22, 1961 - Dec 19, 2014

James “Bubba” Allan Knight, 53, of Corsicana passed away at his residence on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Cremation is under the direction of Corley Funeral Home. No services are planned at this time.

Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, December 23, 2014 Submitted by Karen Rost

Mr. James “Bubba” Allan Knight, age 53, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, December 19, 2014 at his residence. He was born on October 22,
1961 in Corsicana to Edwin Allan Knight and Mary Alice Head Knight.

Bubba spent most of his life as a pipefitter. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. His life was too short but he has left strong memories with his loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his wife, Kerin Lynn Knight, his children; James Allen Knight, Jr., Sarah Knight, Austin Knight, and Heather Knight. He is also survived by his mother, Mary Alice Knight; three grandchildren and his sister, Debbie and brother, Glenn Knight and wife, Sandra. Bubba is survived by his niece, Misti Bush and his longtime best friend, Jason Thomas.

Cremation is under the direction of Corley Funeral Home and private Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Willie Phillips, Jr.
abt 1956 - Dec 19, 2014

Willie Phillips Jr., 58, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 at Scott Funeral Chapel, 1001 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Corsicana. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Tim Hartley Sr.
Aug 18, 1938 - Dec 18, 2014

Tim Hartley Sr., resident of Corsicana, passed away on Thursday morning, Dec. 18, 2014 in Corsicana at the age of 76. He was born Aug. 18, 1938 in Rice, Texas to Lorenzo Dow Hartley Sr. and Ouida Sullivan Hartley.
He is preceded in death by parents; brothers Robert and Lorenzo Dow; and sisters, Helen O'Neal and Billie Chase.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Wanda Hartley; son Tim Hartley Jr. and wife Martha and son, Doug Adler and wife Nancy; grandson, Tristan Hartley; granddaughters, Chelsea and Callie Adler; brother, James Hartley and wife Paula; sisters-in-law, Sue Hawthorne, Mary Smith and Kathy Robinson; brothers-in-law, Jerry Smith Sr. and Loyd Smith and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mateo Martinez and Rev. Gary Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Wade Atchley, Matt Dunn, Chris Dunn, Rusty Hartley, Josh Sewell, and Jerry Smith Jr. Honorary Pallbearer will be Carl Atchley.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Corwin Dale Whitfield
Nov 22, 1965 - Dec 21, 2014

Corwin Dale Whitfield, 49, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. He was born on Nov. 22, 1965 in Corsicana to Nolan Dean and Barbara Faye Coker Whitfield. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1984, and married his childhood sweetheart, Dawn Boyd. Together they had their only child, Brittany.
With a strong lust for life, instilled by his parents, and an awesome sense of humor teamed with a strong work ethic, Corwin showed success in all areas of his life. Corwin and his brother, Carey Dean, grew up working with Colonel Paul Bennett on the B&B Ranch. Corwin stuck with that and eventually placed his home on the ranch. It is under the influence of Colonel Paul that Corwin developed his work ethic. Corwin worked for Dr. Pepper for a short time before joining the McCoy’s Lumber Company. It was with McCoy’s that his hard work ethic paid off as he was able to travel for the company throughout the state of Texas creating success stories everywhere he went.
He retired from McCoy’s and moved back to Corsicana for a short time before moving to Mexia where he joined the Red Cross. He was in West, Texas just moments after the blast to help. He was often onsite with the Red Cross any time he was called. When the hurricanes hit the Texas coast he climbed in with the Baptist Men of Texas, and headed south, with chain saw in hand to help clear and restore the hardest areas hit.
It was in Mexia where he headed up projects for Habitat for Humanity. He also gathered recognition for yard of the year, held massive Halloween events in his yard for the community, and played Santa for hundreds of area kids at a time. Moving back to Corsicana he immediately joined in the efforts to help beautify the century old building that houses the Corsicana Opry and Event Center.
His ideas and direction will forever be a part of so many lives everywhere he went and he will always be an inspiration for everyone he met. He was truly a selfless man, and Corwin Dale Whitfield will be missed and remembered by more people than we even know.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nolan and Barbara Whitfield.
He is survived by his daughter, Brittany Hudspeth and husband Jim of Italy, Texas; grandson, Weston Hudspeth of Italy; brother, Carey Dean Whitfield and wife Melissa of Corsicana; nieces, Chelsea Huey of Mildred, Amy Bruckner of Corsicana, River Whitfield of Corsicana, and Amber Fojt of Houston; nephew, Cameron Whitfield of Houston; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a big host of friends.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Darren Boyd officiating. Interment of his cremated remains will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Ira Meadows
abt 1983 - Nov 21, 2014

Ira Meadows, 31, of Oakland, Tennessee passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at Regional One Health in Memphis, Tennessee. Visitation is 1 to 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 at the Ross and Johnson Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at the Freedom Fellowship Church located at 323 North Commerce St., Corsicana with Rev.
Ira Joe Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Jayden Lee Carroll
abt 2011 - Dec 1, 2014

Jayden Lee Carroll, 3, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6,
2014 at the Greater Love Outreach Fellowship Family Church located at
720 East Park Avenue. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Mary Lou (Minefee) Rawlings
Mar 8, 1921 - Dec 16, 2014

Mary Lou Rawlings, 93, of Streetman, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.
She was born March 8, 1921 in Raleigh, Texas, to William W. Minefee and Katie Tune Minefee. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Streetman.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Louis (Bud) Rawlings; parents, W.W. and Katie Minefee; nine siblings; and son-in-law, Wayne Tidwell.
Survivors include her children, Bertha Farmer and husband Jim of Corsicana, Clyde Rawlings of Streetman, Robert (Doc) Rawlings and wife Mary Lou of Corsicana, and Jackie Rawlings and wife Trula of Richland; grandchildren, Stacy Owen, Cindy McCaslin, Jamie Warner, Cody Rawlings, Johnny Ashton and Ronnie Ashton; great grandchildren, Hunter and Conner Owen, Halee McCaslin, Shelby and Mattie Warner and Kaylee Rawlings.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Streetman with the Rev. Clayton Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Sikes, Harold Massey, J.R. Wagner, F.A. Coleman, J.R. Green and Cody Rawlings.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Bobby Rawlings, James Minefee, Kenneth Rawlings and Jimmy Green.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society Navarro Unit, 1000 West Second Avenue (Lynda Housley's office), Corsicana, Texas 75110; or American Diabetes Association Dallas Office, 4100 Alpha Rd., Suite 100, Dallas, Texas 75244

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  • w/o Louis "Bud" Rawlings - d/o; Rev. William Walter Minefee & Katie Lee (Tune) Minefee [bur at Dresden Cem]
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, December 18, 2014
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Fred Edward Wahlenmeier
Aug 1, 1926 - Dec 30, 2014

Fred E. Wahlenmeier entered Heaven on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana.
He was born on Aug. 1, 1926, in New York City, New York to Frederick L. Wahlenmeier and Marie Bauer Wahlenmeier.
Fred served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1944 to 1946. He attended New York State University in upstate New York and then got a job with Glenn L. Martin Company in Middle River, Maryland. He was put on the rocket design team with Dr. Wernher von Braun. He received his BSME in 1953 from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
His work took him to Connecticut and he got his BSID from the University of Bridgeport. During his working career he received 16 U.S. Patents and seven Design Patents. His last position was as the engineering Manager for Zenith Data Systems in St. Joseph, Michigan, where he was responsible for bringing desk and portable PC’s into production that were considered as “Best in Class.’ After retiring he continued as a manufacturer’s representative and as a consultant.
Fred’s hobbies were painting in oils and acrylics and sculpturing in clay which was then bronzed. He also did wood carvings. Fred worked as a docent at the Pierce Museum at Navarro College and he diligently worked transcribing letters from the Civil War soldiers that are now on display at the museum.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Richard, and his sister, Lottie Wahlenmeier Winter. His only son, Wayne W. Wahlenmeier, preceded him in death in June of 2008.
Fred is survived by his wife of 37 years, Doris; and her two daughters, Brenda Sherrill and Christy Tekell; as well as his grandson, U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Wayne W. Wahlenmeier; and three great grandchildren, Hunter, Savannah, Chase and expected twins, Jake and Cole.
No formal visitation is planned. A memorial service at DFW National Cemetery will be scheduled at a later date.

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Fred Edward Wahlenmeier, 88, passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014, it Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana. No formal visitation is planned. A memorial graveside service will be held in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Fred was born in New York City, New York, to the late Frederick L. Wahlenmeier and Marie Bauer Wahlenmeier.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1944 to 1946. Fred attended New York State University in upstate New York and then got a job with Glenn L. Martin Company in Middle River, Maryland. He was put on the rocket design team with Dr. Wernher von Braun. Fred received his BSME in 1953 from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

His work took him to Connecticut and he got his BSID from the University of Bridgeport. During his working career, Fred received 16 U.S. Patents and seven Design Patents. His last position was as the Engineering Manager for Zenith Data Systems in St. Joseph, Michigan, where he was responsible for bringing desk and portable PCs into production that were considered as “Best in Class.’ After retiring he continued as a manufacturer’s representative and as a consultant.

Fred’s hobbies were painting in oils and acrylics, and sculpturing in clay which was then bronzed. He also did wood carvings. Fred worked as a docent at the Pierce Museum at Navarro College and he diligently worked transcribing letters from Civil War soldiers, which are now on display at the museum.

He was preceded in death by his only son, Wayne W. Wahlenmeier in June of 2008; brother, Richard; and sister, Lottie Wahlenmeier Winter.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Doris; her daughters, Brenda Sherrill and Christy Tekell; as well as his grandson, U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Wayne W. Wahlenmeier; and three great-grandchildren, Hunter, Savannah, Chase.

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Jerry F. Poarch
Feb 2, 1946 - Dec 30, 2014

Jerry F. Poarch, 68 of Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin and formerly of Corsicana, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 at his home with his family by his side.

He was born on Feb. 2, 1946, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Virgil and Geraldine (Brown) Poarch. On June 6, 1970, he married Patricia A.
Normand in Seagoville, Texas. Among other businesses, he owned and operated Stormaster Tornado Shelter Company in Seagoville and PJs Café in Dawson.

Jerry was a United States Marine Corp Veteran and served his country in Vietnam. He was an accomplished bowler and enjoyed teaching others the sport. He also enjoyed playing horseshoes. Jerry’s greatest loves, though, were his family and his country.

He was a 32nd Degree Mason, member of the Scottish Rite and Shrine, and belonged to the Dawson Masonic Lodge #155. Jerry was also a member of the VFW, DAV, and New Hope Evangelical Free Church. He touched so many lives both spiritually and with great friendship and was always willing to give advice.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his mother-in law and father-in-law; his sister, Evette Ward; and his brothers-in-law, Charlie Grubbs and Jim Ward.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia; his children, Marty (Carla) Poarch of Corsicana, Jerry (Stephanie) Poarch of Mt. Horeb, and Deanna (Jon
Schaitel) Emerson of Brodhead; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Sharon Grubbs of Oklahoma and Patty Heaton of Texas; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at Ellestad Camacho Funeral Home, 500 N. 8th St., Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at New Hope Evangelical Free Church, 639 S. 8th Street, Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, with Pastor Darrell Boomer officiating.

Arrangements by Ellestad Camacho Funeral Home, Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin.

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Margaret Elizabeth (Williams) Sykes
Dec 17, 1933 - Dec 28, 2014

Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth (Williams) Sykes was ushered from this life at the call of God and entered into the presence of Heaven on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. She was born in Corsicana, Texas on Dec. 17, 1933 to Sam and Pearl Williams. Margaret was a unique, hard-working, and caring woman.  She married the love of her life, Hudine Sykes in April of 1955 and was blessed with two daughters, Connie and Linda. Margaret held many positions of employment to ensure that her family was provided for. A few places of employment included the Corsicana Cotton Gin, Adams Hat Factory, and the family business of Sykes Pest Control. Margaret had a passion for shopping, cooking, and loved roses. However, she was a reserved, meek, and loving lady.

She was a faithful member of Trinity Assembly of God church in Corsicana.

Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Pearl Williams; husband, Hudine Sykes; sister, Martha Patterson; brothers, Preston, Richard, Roy, David, Johnny, and Bobby Williams. Being the remaining sibling of eight, her faith in God never wavered through the hardships of the passing of her family members. Her love and faith in the Lord assured her that, one day, she would be with Jesus and her loved ones.

In her final days here, Margaret reminded her loved ones that if we were to see her and Hudine again, we must keep the faith, stay the course, and fight the battle just as they did. To her family and friends, she has departed here but she will not be forgotten.

She is survived by her daughters, Connie and husband Ted Pair and Linda and husband Elton Raney; grandchildren, Angela and husband James Coulter, Joe and wife Holly Pair, Tiffany and husband Spencer Anderson, and Aaron K. Raney; great-grandchildren, Dalton Coulter, Joel Pair, Blake Pair, Evan Pair, and Norah Ruth Anderson.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec.
29, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 at the Trinity Assembly of God Church with the Rev. James Williams and Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Joe Pair, Ted Pair, Ronnie Patterson, Leslie Patterson, David Williams, and Keith Toms. Honorary pallbearers will Billy Wayne Pair and Rusty Shirley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Assembly of God Church Building Fund, 109 FM 2452 Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Byron E. "Mac" McDonald
Sept 21, 1939 - Dec 25, 2014
 
Byron E. “Mac” McDonald went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 at Baylor University Medical Center at the age of 75. He was born Sept. 21, 1939 to Sam and Iva McDonald and lived his entire life in Navarro County.
Mac retired from Guardian Glass with 20-plus years of service. His family is charter members of Westside Baptist Church of Corsicana.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Gladys Lake; nephew, Eddie York, and his best four-legged friend Muffin.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy McDonald; children, Bruce McDonald, Bobbie McDonald, Trisha Ivie, Byron McDonald, Jr., Karen Venhaus, and Bryan Goodwin; grandchildren, Trey, Jennifer, Amanda, Brian, Mylea, Kellie, McKala, Nathan, Bailey, Gracie and he was blessed with so many great-grandchildren that he truly loved; sister, Sammie Pratt; great-nephew, Jason York and a host of other family members and friends that loved him very much.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 at the Cowboy Church of Ennis (I-45 exit 244 at Alma) with Pastor Michael Howard officiating. Visitation with the family will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either to the Cowboy Church of Ennis, 429 W. I-45 service road, Ennis, Texas 75119 or any charity of your choice.

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Kenneth Clyde "K.C." Pratt, Jr.
Sept 19, 1968 - Dec 29, 2014
 
Kenneth Clyde “K.C.” Pratt, Jr. was born Sept. 19, 1968 in Grand Prairie, Texas to Kenneth Clyde and Lillian Wavrusa Pratt. K.C. passed away after a prolonged illness on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
K.C. graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1995. He worked as an R.N. for about 12 years, but in more recent years, he owned and operated his own remodeling and renovation business. This allowed him to have more time to devote to one of his greatest pleasures, which was to be a stay-at-home dad.
Aside from his time as a devoted husband and father, K.C. managed to offer some of his knowledge and expertise to Habitat for Humanity of Navarro County, not only as an active member, but also a board member.
As a teenager, K.C. was a competitive water skier and he never outgrew his love of water sports. His love of the outdoors drew him to Cub Scout functions and campouts with his nephew, Jakob. K.C. and Whitney enjoyed traveling and were fortunate enough to travel to all corners of the world. He was an avid and loyal Dallas Cowboys fan, but loved sports of all kinds.
K.C. learned to value life at an earlier age than most people, which caused him to live life to its fullest each and every day. He was a giving soul who had an innate ability, in conversation with anyone, to put them at ease.
K.C. is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Clyde Pratt and his brother, Dennis Lee Pratt.
Survivors include his wife, Whitney Ellsberry Pratt; 2-year-old son, Ethan Kace Pratt; mother, Lillian Wavrusa Pratt; brother, David Pratt; sister, Nancy Meine; brother, Douglas Pratt and his wife, Sarah; sister-in-law, Patty Pratt; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and a multitude of steadfast friends.
The memorial service in celebration of K.C.’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Corsicana.
A reception will follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Navarro County, 101 N. 14th Street, Corsicana, TX 75110.

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Robert L. "Bob" Adair, Jr.
Apr 21, 1920 - Dec 28, 2014
 
Robert (Bob) L. Adair Jr., 94, passed away peacefully on Dec. 28, 2014 in Norman, Oklahoma, where he was in residence at the Norman Veterans Administration Center.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lafayette Adair Sr. and Jessie Love Adair; first wife, Elaine Freeman; sister, Dorothy; and brother, William.
Bob is survived by his loving and caring wife, Mary Ellen Adair. He is also survived by his sons and daughter from his first marriage: Robert L. Adair III, Randall F. Adair and Lacy Ann Henson and their children and grandchildren. Other survivors include Mary Ellen’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren from a previous marriage.
Bob was born in Huntsville, Alabama, on April 21, 1920, and grew up in the Huntsville area. He was elected president of the Huntsville High School senior class of 1938. As a child, Bob learned to play the clarinet and played in the high school band, discovering a love of music that would last throughout his life. Bob was an excellent piano player, taught by his aunt, Myrtle Love, and continued to entertain on the piano well into his 90s.
At Auburn University, Bob was the band leader for the Auburn Knights Orchestra from 1941-42. Bob graduated in 1942 from Auburn University with a B.S. degree and completed six quarters of graduate study in the School of Business Administration, University of Alabama, 1946-47. While at Auburn and the University of Alabama, Bob was a member of Blue Key, Scabbard and Blade, Alpha Tau Omega and Delta Sigma Pi.
Bob was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Artillery during W.W. II. Bob subsequently transferred to the Army Air Corps, attending Adjutant General School at Ft. Washington, Maryland., then serving as base adjutant at Stuttgart Army Air Base in Arkansas. By the end of the War, Bob had risen to the rank of Major in the Army Air Corps.
Bob began his long career with the J.C. Penney Company, Inc., in 1947 as a junior auditor in Atlanta, Georgia., He served as a senior auditor in Atlanta and Indianapolis and managed the Southern Accounting Division in Dallas from 1956-1963. He was named controller in 1963 and vice-president and comptroller in 1969 at the J.C. Penney corporate headquarters in New York City, continuing in that position until his retirement in 1975. Bob retired to the Dallas area and settled on Cedar Creek Lake, where he met his wife, Mary Ellen.
Bob and Mary Ellen lived in Corsicana and Athens, Texas before moving this past year to Norman, Oklahoma.
The life of Robert L. Adair Jr. will be celebrated at 2:30 p .m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in a memorial service at DeBerry Funeral Home in Denton.

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Janet Marie (Perry) Chapman
Aug 26, 1953 - Dec 27, 2014
 
Janet Marie Perry Chapman, 61, of Corsicana passed away at her home on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, 12 years after losing her husband. She was born Aug. 26, 1953 in Corsicana to Clifton Lee Perry and Frances Louise Perry. She married Keith Chapman on Dec. 31, 1980. From this union they had a son and a daughter. Her greatest love of all was her Lord and Savior. She was a very faithful member of Memorial Baptist Church. She was baptized there in 1963 at the age of 10. Janet worked at K-Mart in Corsicana as a office manager for 25 years, retiring before the local store closed.
She is preceded in death by her husband, the love of her life, Keith Chapman, her father C. L. Perry, sisters Vickie Perry and Debbie Blue and niece Tory Cantu.
She is survived by her son Eric Chapman and his wife Kendra; daughter, Blaire Winstead and her husband Lynn; grandson, Kolton Chapman; mother, Frances Perry; sister-in-law Linda Owens and her husband Danny all of Corsicana; brothers-in-law Dennis Chapman and wife Ava of Tomball and Doug Chapman of Waco; niece, Robyn Kittrell and husband Joe; nephew Ryan Blue and wife Chasity and Ty Cantu, all of Corsicana.
Visitation with Janet's family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. Darren Wood and Bro. Jeff White officiating. A private burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ryan Blue, Ty Cantu, Dennis Chapman, Doug Chapman, Tommy Oliphant and Danny Owens.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Helen Marie (Bell) McCarter
Sept 16, 1920 - Jan 1, 2015
 
Mrs. Helen M. McCarter, 94, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 at Heritage Oaks West Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 16, 1920 in Frost, Texas to Robert Lee Bell and Lillie Mae Lemons Bell.
Mrs. McCarter spent most her life in Navarro County. She worked as a seamstress at Texsun Glove Factory for 30 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was an active member of Westside Baptist Church. She loved to cook, to sew, to listen to country western music and visit with friends.
Mrs. McCarter was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and 10 siblings. She was the last survivor of the Bell family.
Mrs. McCarter is survived by her son, Ron McCarter and wife, Elizabeth of Midlothian, Texas; her grandson, Jeff McCarter and wife, Rhonda of Hugo, Oklahoma and great-grandchildren Olivia and Payne McCarter also of Hugo, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and best friend, Jennie Richardson.
Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Talbert officiating. A private burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Shirley Sue (Sisson) Shurtleff
May 6, 1936 - Mar 9, 2017

Shirley Sue Shurtleff was born on May 6, 1936 in Blooming Grove . Texas. She joined her Lord on March 9, 2017 at the age of eighty. Shirley Sue was a proud native Texan. She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1954. Shirley often spoke with pride of being in the marching band in which she played the alto saxophone. She lived and worked in San Francisco, CA for several years. She married Wilburn O. Shurtleff in 1967 in Dallas, TX where they were both employed by Texas Instruments. During their 30 plus years of employment they resided in Houston, Austin, and Dallas, ultimately returning to Austin where they spent their remaining years. They both retired in the 1990's. Shirley Sue was a "social butterfly" who had many dear friends who accompanied her on wine tasting excursions. She took part in many birthday celebrations. Her beloved sister-in-law, Shirley Ann Shurtleff, accompanied her on many cruises to exotic places. She was a big football and NASCAR fan. Shirley Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Annie May Ewing Sisson and Eugene Sisson, her husband and dear companion of 36 years, two brothers, Carl and Marion "Bud" Sisson. She is survived by several cousins, sister-in-law, Shirley Ann Shurtleff of Austin, Robert H. Shurtleff (wife, Jodell) of Brady, TX, and her devoted and beloved niece, Amy Shurtleff (husband, Les) of Frederick, MD, and many dear friends. She will be greatly missed and remembered with much love for her generosity and independent spirit. Rest with the angels, sweet lady. Visitation will be Tuesday at 9 am March 14, 2017, Chapel Service at 10 am, Beck Funeral Home, 15709 Ranch Road 620, Austin. Processional will follow to Austin Memorial Park.

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  • Austin American-Statesman, March 12, 2017
  • w/o Wilburn O. Shurtleff; d/o Eugene Sisson & Annie Mae (Ewing) Sission [bur at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, TX]
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • Buried in Austin Memorial Park, Austin, Tx.

 

 

 

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