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Deane H. Turner
Jan 31, 1889 - Dec 24, 1916

BURIED AT DAWSON.

Deen Turner Died While in New Mexico.

Deen Turner of Dawson died while in New Mexico and was buried at Dawson this afternoon. The deceased has been in bad health for some time and was in New Mexico for his health.

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Reese Elberry Farmer
Feb 10, 1867 - Sep 18, 1916

BURIED AT DAWSON TODAY.

Funeral of the Late Reece Farmer, who died yesterday afternoon at his home near Dawson as the result of a pistol shot wound alleged to have been made by Will Medkiff, a tenant on Farmer’s farm, took place at Dawson this afternoon and was largely attended. Surviving the deceased are his wife and seven children, his parents, one brother and two sisters. His father, Pete Farmer, lives between Blooming Grove and Dresden, and is past ninety years of age, possibly the oldest man in Navarro county.

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A. E. Aulauf
May or June 1916

REMAINS INTERRED YESTERDAY.

Body of Man Killed At Dawson Laid Away After Father Heard From.

Justice J. B. Davis of Dawson, who held the inquest over the body of A. E. Aulauf, the man killed at Dawson yesterday, and for which B. A. Clapp is in jail, was here today. From him it was learned that the dead man and Clapp had made one crop on the shares and had started in this year on the second. Aulauf had lived about Dawson for three years. The shot that ended his life entered the body under and just to the front of the left arm, and entered the heart, and death was instantaneous. Justice Davis learned that the father of Aulauf lived at Madison, Mass., and telegraphed him at once. Yesterday afternoon a reply was received asking that the body be interred at Dawson, and a death certificate and cause of death be sent him at once.

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Frederick Mortimer Mount
Dec 10, 1842 - Feb 14, 1916

Old Citizen of Dawson Dead.

L. M. Mount, aged 72 years, and for many years a resident of Dawson, died there last night, and the remains will be interred by the Masons tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock. The deceased is survived by four grown children, Dalton Mount, of Waco; Tom Mount, of Chicago; George Mount, of Childress, and Mrs. O. K. Vinson, of Emhouse.

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Ellen King (Coleman) Stevenson
Mar 6, 1860 - May 21, 1916

Well Known Lady Dead.

Mrs. Stevenson, wife of Rev. R. L. Stevenson, of Navarro, died at the home of her son-in-law, Robert Bradshaw, 314 West Third avenue, at 1:45 yesterday morning, after an illness of several weeks. The deceased was operated on at the P. & S. Hospital several weeks ago for a stomach trouble, and for a while seemed to improve. The family lived at Dawson for a number of years, and had many friends there as well as in Corsicana. The remains were shipped to Dawson yesterday afternoon and the funeral took place there this morning.

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Elias Vouncy McCarley
1880 - Nov 25, 1917

DAWSON CITIZEN KILLED BY CAR.

Car Turned Over Near Axtell Saturday Evening.

Vaney McCarley, age about thirty-five years, died at Dawson Sunday morning as the result of an auto accident near Axtell, McLennan County, the night before. The deceased and Walter Fullerton and Clint Osborne were returning from Waco and about 7 o’clock, and when near Dawson, their car turned over on a dump directly under a tree on which there was the stub of a large limb. As the car ran under the tree the stub struck the deceased in the forehead, crushing the skull and at the same time pressing his head back against the back of the seat, breaking his neck just at the base of the skull. The car was only slightly injured and the other parties were not hurt. The car was soon righted and the companions of the wounded man brought him on to Dawson and he died at his home there Sunday morning. The deceased is survived by his father, and his wife and two children. Interment took place at Dawson yesterday.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, November 27, 1917
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ida Eugenia (Clinkscales) McCarley married Dec. 23, 1900 buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Tx. s/o William Benjamin McCarley and Mary L. “Mollie” (Gambrell) McCarley

Edward James Leggott
May 25, 1865 - Dec 15, 1917

Died Saturday Night.

William Legget, the farmer who was stricken with apoplexy while en route to Corsicana from his home near Purdon and was found in his buggy near Cook’s School House, nearly frozen to death, died Saturday night at his home without ever having regained consciousness. The deceased was sixty years old and is survived by his widow and several children. The remains were interred in the neighborhood cemetery this afternoon.

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In Memoriam.

In memory of Edward James Leggatt.

On December 15 the heroic soul of one we loved dearly, passed from this life of sorrow and sufferings and sailed out across the bars of eternity to that blessed home, not made with hands.

Indeed, there were many whose hearts were saddened by the sudden death of Mr. Leggatt, for his bright smiles and genial manner won the love of all who knew him, and it was only like him to lead a helping hand in time of need.

He was a kind indulgent husband and father and was ever alert to the wishes and best interests of his family.

Mr. Leggatt leaves many relatives and friends that will mourn for him but of all the ones that will feel his absence most is his dear wife and children who are left to tread the remainder of life’s journey alone.

To these we extend our most heart-felt sympathy. It is sad indeed to give him up, but be comforted, dear ones in the love of Him who doeth all things well. Our loss is heaven’s gain.

Beloved one, our hearts are filled with sorrow,
We would not call thee back,
We know that thou art blessed,
But lonely hearts will miss thy loving kindness,
And yet rejoice that thou hast gained thy rest.

The days seem long
Our hearts are sad and lonely,
Tis hard to wait again to see thy face,
But we’ll pray and trust and strive to run with patience,
Until we reach the end of this, “Our race.”

And then may we meet thee!
Shall we see thee ever.
We long to be with Christ our Lord and thee.

Prepare us Lord for that last convention
That heavenly feast for all eternity.

A FRIEND

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Mattie Sue (Carroll) Ferguson
Jul 21, 1925 - May 20, 2000

Sue C. Ferguson
Services Saturday

KERRVILLE - Sue C. Ferguson, 74, of Kerrville, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at her residence. Mrs. Ferguson, a resident of kerrville for 22 years and a prior resident of McAllen, Tex.; was born July 21, 1925, in Corsicana, Tex., to Ben F. Carroll and Mattie Stough Carroll.
Mrs. Ferguson was a retired registered nurse at Kerrville State Hospital. She was a lifetime member of the Kerrville Folk Festival.
Survivors include three sons, Jack Ferguson of Atlanta, Ga., Joe Ferguson of McAllen, Tex., and Doug Ferguson of Austin; two sisters, Mildred Megarity of San Raphel, Calif. and Billie Vang of Arlington, Tex.; one brother, Ben F. Carroll of Vidalia, La.; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Sweeny of Dallas and Dorothy Jeane Carroll of Corsicana.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Quiet Valley ranch, please call 257-3600.
Interment will follow at a later date at Dresden Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Tex.
Memorials made be made to the Kerrville Folk Festival.
Funeral arrangements are under direction of Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.

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Harvey Jack Ferguson
Apr 9, 1929 - Feb 28, 2005

HARVEY JACK FERGUSON
Harvey Jack Ferguson, longtime resident of McAllen and the aviation community in McAllen, has gone to be with his Lord. He was born April 9, 1924 in Brownwood, Texas.
He served proudly in the Army Air Corps from Aug. 21, 1942, until Jan. 13, 1947. He became one of the youngest pilot instructors at the age of 18. In addition he went on to fly transport aircraft in Europe, North Africa and India. Following the war he became active in the Texas aviation community as pilot for the Callaghan Land and Pastoral Company of Encinal, Texas, and later owner of Upper Valley Aviation in McAllen. Harvey was active with the Red Cross and the Humane Society in McAllen. He was a founding member and Life Member No. 2 of the Commemorative Air Force and could often be seen working on the flight line at CAF Air Shows in Mercedes and Harlingen. He also became a strong voice for veterans later, becoming the commander of both the American Legion Post in McAllen and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Harvey attended church at the Calvary Baptist church in McAllen and First Baptist Church in Pharr.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sue Carroll Ferguson of Kerrville who died in May of 2000 and Mary Grace Rogers Ferguson who died in McAllen in June of 2002. He leaves behind a brother, Roy Pete Ferguson of Brownwood, Texas; and sisters, Mrs. Margaret Swain of San Antonio and Ora Lee Bolton of Fort Worth; sons, Jack Ferguson of Atlanta, Joe Ferguson of McAllen and Douglas Ferguson of Austin; stepsons, David Rogers and Mike Rogers of Edinburg; and several grandchildren, Nicholas and Patrick Ferguson of McAllen, Journais Ferguson of Placerville, Calif., Daniel and Mathew Ferguson of Austin, Jeremy and Jessica Ferguson of Atlanta.
Harvey was disabled in January of 1980 in an auto accident, which just drove him to fight for the disabled veteran rights. He was hospitalized in August of 2003 with bad health and finally succumbed to breathing disorders on Feb. 28, 2005, in the Kerrville Veterans Hospital.
Visitation will be noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2005, with family present to receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. at Kreidler Funeral Home. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2005, at First Baptist Church in Pharr. Harvey will be buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at 1:45 p.m. on Monday, March 7, 2005 in San Antonio.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Kreidler Funeral Home Inc. of McAllen.

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Harvey Ferguson Sr
Birth: Apr. 9, 1929 Death: Feb. 28, 2005 SGT US Army World War II Burial: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery San Antonio Bexar County Texas, USA Plot: Section 35 Site 158 Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?] Created by: LKat Record added: Dec 30, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 82716913
 


Elaine (Gowan) Jones
Sep 19, 1897 - Aug 2, 1990

Elaine Jones
Elaine Gowan Jones, 92, of Corsicana, died Aug 2, 1990 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Graveside services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Blackmon and Pauline Quinn, both of Corsicana; two brothers Ted Gowan and Ed Gowan, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Jim Baggs of Corsicana and Neva Finley of Kaufman; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild

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William Leonard Rector
May 30, 1850 - Jun 23, 1940

WILLIAM. L. RECTOR WAS BURIED MONDAY IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY.

Funeral services for William Leonard Rector, aged 90 years, who died at his home here Sunday morning, were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A.A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church.

A native of Virginia, Mr. Rector had resided in and near Corsicana for the past 42 years. Surviving are his wife, to whom he was married 69 years ago, of Corsicana; three sons, Otis M. Rector, Corsicana; James.M. Rector, San Antonio; and Marcus Walton Rector, Sr. Wichita Falls; two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Holmes, Dallas,and Mrs. Pauline Sears, Plainview; and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Harry Burke, Robert Davidson, Charles Bee, Sterling Hornbeack, Terry Fluker, and Hayes Bonner. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Amber Rene Trobaugh
Sep 18, 1992 - Nov 21, 2015

Amber Rene Trobaugh

AMBER RENE TROBAUGH, age 33, of Irving, died Saturday, November 21, 2015 at her mother’s home after a battle with cancer. Born September 18, 1982, she was the daughter of Russell Wayne Trobaugh and Kelly Jean Cunningham Tucker. She was an account manager for a software company. Survivors include a son, Hunter Rylan Lemma of Irving; her mother Kelly Tucker and husband David of Lewisville; father Russell Trobaugh of Irving; sisters, Ashley Nichole Martinez and husband Daniel of Irving, Kelsey Danielle Coburn of Lewisville, and Haleigh Annelise Perkins and husband Robert of Bridgeport, Texas; maternal grandparents Jim and Bobbie Simmons of Barry, Texas; Sam and Linda Martin of Irving; and a nephew Kasem Michael Riffell of Irving. The family will receive friends 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at Donnelly’s Colonial Funeral Home, 606 West Airport Freeway in Irving. The funeral will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Dresden United Methodist Church in Dresden, Texas. Rev. David Johnston will officiate. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

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Mary Julia "Judy" (Webster) Armstrong
Mar 25, 1927 - Sept 23, 2015

Judy Armstrong, 88, was born March 25, 1927, to her parents Garfield and Gertrude Tucker Webster. She passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. Judy was a lifetime resident of Kerens. She was a devout Christian and caregiver to all. Her first and seemingly only love was her family.
Always supportive while never asking for anything. She never let a loved one go without a hug and an “I love you.”

She is survived by her children, Dale Armstrong and his wife Joann, David Armstrong, Mike Armstrong; grandchildren, Chris Armstrong, Cole Armstrong, Cindy Calahan, Jeff Pittman, Crystal Pittman, Jeremy Woods, Melanie Bass, and Marissa Stidham; great-grandchildren, Sean Armstrong, Seth Armstrong, Jason Oswalt, J. C. Woods, Sydney Woods, Corey Calahan, Courtney Calahan, Colt Bass, Cali Bass, Chelsea Durr; great-great-grandchildren, Kaylee Calahan, and Ryatt Durr.

Preceded in death by her parents, Garfield and Gertrude Webster; and siblings, John David Webster, Clara Baker, Edna Davis, and Margaret Gould.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at Paschal Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating. Interment will follow in the Kerens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Chris Armstrong, Cole Armstrong, Jeff Pittman, Jeremy Woods, Mitch Calahan, and Steve Stidham.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Gussie Audrey (Lancaster) Holt
Apr 15, 1924 - Sep 22, 2015

Audrey Lancaster Holt, 91, of Friendswood, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in Friendswood. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at Dawson Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Barnett officiating. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Audrey Lancaster Holt, 91, of Friendswood, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2015 in Friendswood. Graveside services will be 1:00 pm Friday, September 25 at Dawson Cemetery with Rev. Robert Barnett officiating.

Mrs. Holt was born April 15, 1924 in Dawson to Winston and Emma (Sims) Lancaster. She was raised in the Dawson community and was a graduate of Dawson High School but had lived in Pasadena for 70 years. Mrs. Holt was a nurse and worked for Dr. Kenneth Mathis in Pasadena for over 25 years. She was an active member of Sunset Methodist Church for 60 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude L. Holt and two sons, Larry H. Holt and Richard Lan Holt.

Survivors include her daughter, Claudia H. Roye and husband, Tim of Friendswood and several nieces and nephews and other extended family member and friends.

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John Samuel Gordon, Jr.
Mar 26, 1940 - Aug 27, 2015

Sam Gordon, 75, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Lufkin following a brief illness.
He was born on March 26, 1940, in Corsicana. Raised in Corsicana, Sam graduated from Corsicana High School in 1958 and the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in 1962. He met his future bride Margie on a blind date in 1958. Shortly after graduation they were married in Baytown on Feb. 2, 1963. He and Margie then moved to Las Vegas, Nevada for his first job at Titanium Metal Corporation. Sam and Margie came back to Texas in 1964, where he worked as a Division Manager for Gifford Hill, overseeing the daily operations of all the ready-mix plants in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. On July 4, 1968, Sam, Margie, and their two young daughters moved to Livingston where he worked briefly for Earnest Reuter at Reuter’s Building Materials before becoming part owner of Lakeway Building Supply. He worked in the tax office for Livingston Independent School District and served as their business manager for 10 years. In his life, Sam worked in many different capacities, but the job he loved the most was his time with the City of Livingston, first as the Assistant City Manager 1984 to1986, and then as City Manager from 1986 until his retirement in 2005. During his tenure with the city, he was instrumental in the development of Pedigo Park, successfully writing and obtaining a grant to construct the soccer and baseball fields and the picnic area by the lake. He directed the construction of the new Municipal Complex and Police Station which opened in 1998. He oversaw the construction and upgrading of the Mathews Street Park swimming pool, jogging trail, covered picnic pavilion, and playground equipment. While he was at the helm of the city, the VF Factory Outlet Mall opened as well as the TDCJ 2250 bed maximum security facility. He oversaw numerous city infrastructure, airport, and recreational projects. One of his proudest accomplishments was the hiring of the city’s first Parks and Recreation superintendent. In 2005, Livingston received the Main Street City designation from the Texas Historical Commission.
Sam was a very active member of the Livingston community. He had been a member of the Livingston Lions Club since 1968, serving as president from 1979-1980, zone chairman from 1990 to1992, treasurer at various times, and had 46 years of perfect attendance. He was a member of the Polk County Industrial and Economic Development Board, the Texas City Management Association, the Texas Public Power Association, the Sam Rayburn Municipal Power Agency, and the Small Cities Advisory Council of the Texas Municipal League. He was the past president of Livingston Team City, in association with Entergy economic development group. He served on numerous committees at First United Methodist Church, was the past treasurer of the Polk County Mission, and was the secretary/treasurer for the Walding Hunting Club. He was an ex-officio member of the Livingston/Polk County Chamber of Commerce. He was the past president and tournament chair for the Livingston Men’s Golf Association. He and Margie were also members of the Grasshoppers Golfing Group.
Sam was preceded in death by his parents, John Samuel Gordon and Carrie Jergins Gordon; sister and brother-in-law, Wanda Gordon Brashear and Wesley Brashear; sister, Bonnie Gordon Mathison; and brother, Danny M. Gordon.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Margie Weeks Gordon; daughters, Whitney Gordon Blankenship and husband Loyd Blankenship, and Samantha Gordon Rine and husband Doug Rine; granddaughter, Holland Elizabeth Rine; grandson, Grayson Douglas Rine; sister, Kathy Paschal and husband Joe Paschal; brother-in-law, Lewis Mathison; sister-in-law, Betsy Gordon; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Sam’s life was held on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church in Livingston, with the Rev. Steve Woody and the Rev. James Frazier officiating. Pallbearers were longtime friends Henry Ager, Gene Bush, Bob Cook, Jimbo Hopson, Guinn Jones, Preston Jones, Cecil Langston, Jack Sprott, and Claud Thomas.
Honorary pallbearers were the City of Livingston, Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, Livingston Police Department, Livingston Lions Club, and members of the Walding Hunting Club.
The family would like to thank Dr. Raymond Luna for his loving care and guidance throughout Sam’s illness. They would also like to extend their gratitude to Corky Cochran, Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, and Livingston Police Department for Sam’s meaningful homecoming.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to First United Methodist Church or Polk County Mission, Center of Hope.
Arrangements by Cochran Funeral Home, Livingston.

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Marvin Carl Ray
Sep 13, 1939 - Sep 17, 2015

Marvin Carl Ray, 76 of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015.
He was born Sept. 13, 1939, in Bertram, Texas to Rufus Milton Ray and Lois Irene (Crooks) Ray. Following the death of his parents at an early age and that of his paternal grandmother, he lived at Texas Baptist Children's Home in Round Rock, Texas.
He graduated from Round Rock High in 1958, from Baylor University in 1962, and obtained his Master's Degree from Columbia University in New York City in 1964. He then came to Corsicana and began his teaching career at Navarro College, where he taught Economics — his first and only job. He was the organist at Northside Baptist Church for over 20 years, and served as a deacon and in other areas of the church. After retirement, he was head of Food for Fitness at Northside, which he loved and was his passion, until health problems prevented his continuation. Marvin truly cherished the special relationships that he formed through Northside Baptist Church. A heartfelt thank you to Pastor Rick Lamb, whom Marvin genuinely admired and loved not only as a "pastor" but thought of as a true Christian friend. A special thank you to Jan Driver Merida, whom he loved dearly.
Marvin is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Ileen; daughter, Cara of Corsicana; brother, Jim Ray and wife Jane of Corsicana; sister, Katherine Wallin and husband Jimmy of Salado; brother-in-law, Jim Blount and wife Linda of Magnolia; sister-in-law, Noreen Thompson and husband John of Murray, Kentucky; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. The family is very grateful for the excellent care his daughter Cara provided during his extended illness.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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James Curtis Kitchen
abt 1949 - Sept 16, 2015

James Curtis Kitchen, 66, of Corsicana, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2015 at Heritage Oakes Nursing Home in Corsicana. Visitation will be 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at Straightway Missionary Baptist Church, 400 S. 15th Street, Corsicana. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at Straightway Missionary Baptist Church. Arrangements by Eternal Rest Funeral Home, Ennis.

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Thomas Brown "Tommy" Ray
Aug 15, 1949 - Sept 21, 2015

Mr. Thomas Brown “Tommy” Ray, 66, of Powell passed away on Monday, September 21, 2015 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. He was born on August 15, 1949 in Corsicana to William Fleming and Harriett Amelia Brown Ray.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Caleb Farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Vicky Lynn Ray; daughter, Kerri Blackerby and husband James of Mansfield; son, Matthew Scott Ray of Powell; grandsons, Ethan and Trenton Blackerby of Mansfield; sister, Patricia Keele of Corsicana and a brother, Michael Ray of Handon Park, CT.

At his request he will be cremated, and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Annie Jean (McCallum) Hawkins
Aug 1, 1928 - Sept 17, 2015

Annie Jean Hawkins nee McCallum, 87, passed away Sept. 17, 2015, at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana.
She was born Aug. 1, 1928, in Dallas.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Paul G. Hawkins; five children, Richard Cline, Lydia Brandy, Mark Cline, Timothy Hawkins, Jana Comyford; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, September 19, 2015

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • d/o Earlie Dean McCallum & Mary Lloyd (Jones) McCallum

Kevin Clyde Wofford
Feb 8, 1994 - Sept 22, 2015

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, Kevin Clyde Wofford, 21, went to be with his Lord and Savior.
Kevin attended Mildred High School. He resided in Seagoville. Kevin enjoyed skateboarding, fishing and hunting. He was also a donor.
He is preceded in death by great-grandparents, Daisy and Clyde Sawyer of Navarro, William Henderson of Richland, Geneva Henderson Bonner and Oliver Bonner of Corsicana; uncle, William Clyde Henderson.
Kevin is survived by his mother, Kim Wofford; father, Salvador Ruvalcaba; father, Simp Wofford; and sister, Cadee Wofford.
He also leaves behind grandparents, John and Susie Henderson of Navarro, Simpson Wofford Sr. and Joan Wofford of Mantee, Mississippi; nieces, Bailey Heddins and Mia Guzman; uncles, Mike and Kathy Henderson, Brian and Shelly Henderson, and Don and Marla Wofford; aunts, Pam and David Aldama, Kaye Martin, Faye Alonzo, Becky Ward, Sandra Mermella and husband Steve, and Kathy Curtis; and numerous cousins.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Rodney Bancroft officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Trae Henderson, Morgan Henderson, Casey Henderson, Connor Alonzo, Avery Cantu, Justin Aldama, John Aldama and Adam Zienteck.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Billye Marie (Andrews) Pierce
Oct 5, 1931 - Sept 21, 2015

Billye Marie Andrews Pierce, 83, of Arlington, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Billye was born in Roane, Texas, on Oct. 5, 1931 to Gladys and Joe Andrews. She was the second of three children with older sister Joe Nelle and younger brother William.
Billye married Walter Carter Pierce on Dec. 15, 1947. He was stationed in Japan with the U. S. military from 1950 to 1952 and Billye joined him there for the period 1951 to 1952. They returned to the United States in late 1952, and their daughter, Becky, was born in January, 1953, in El Paso, Texas.
Shortly after Becky’s birth Carter left the military and the family moved to Arlington. In 1958, Billye went to work for Dallas Power and Light as a customer service representative and worked there for 29 years, ultimately becoming a supervisor in the customer service department. She retired in 1987 when Carter retired from his job as a health inspector with the City of Arlington and they moved back to Roane.
During their later years Billye and Carter enjoyed playing bingo, going to the horse races and taking Amtrak trips. They lived in Roane until Carter passed away in 2003. Billye continued living in Roane until early 2008 when she moved to Corsicana to be next door to her brother, William. Soon after, however, she moved to Arlington to live with her daughter Becky and son-in-law Tom.
Billye gave her life to Jesus Christ in her early twenties. She was a member of Arlington Baptist Temple while living in Arlington and taught the Beginner’s Sunday School Class with her daughter, Becky, for several years prior to her retirement and move to Roane, where she became a faithful member of the Roane Baptist Church.
Billye was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. Her greatest accomplishment as a mother (among the many too numerous to count) was to introduce her daughter, Becky, to Jesus Christ. She was a shining light for Christ to Becky and to all who knew her.
Two of the greatest joys of Billye’s life were her grandsons, John and James. John gave her the nickname “Dodo” when he was two years old. She loved it and she was Dodo to John, and then to James when he came along, ever since. John also gave Carter the nickname “Boom” so all cards and gifts to the grandsons came from Dodo and Boom.
Billye was an example of the love of Christ in all her interactions, from her work in customer service at Dallas Power and Light to her dedicated assistance to the elderly both in her family and her church community. She assisted in caring for so many people, among them her mother, Gladys Andrews, who died of Lou Gehrig’s disease in 1981, her Uncle Lummie Burrow, her father Joe Andrews, and her Aunt Willie Bea Holsey.
Billye enjoyed cooking. Her turkey and dressing at Thanksgiving and beef stew at Christmas will always be remembered as well as all the wonderful foods she prepared for the Prairie Point picnics through the years. She also enjoyed listening to gospel music and watching western and war movies. She and son-in-law Tom were movie buddies during her years living with Becky and Tom.
She moved to Autumn Leaves of Arlington in early 2012 and lived there until her passing.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Walter Carter Pierce.
Billye is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Tom Hall, of Arlington; grandsons, James Hall of Arlington and John Hall (and fiancé Marissa Dahl) of Euless; great-granddaughter Carter Marie Hall of Euless; sister Joe Nelle Jones of Detroit; brother William Andrews and wife Jan of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
Her family wishes to express sincere gratitude to the caregivers at Autumn Leaves for their love and dedicated care to Billye during her time there and to the workers at Tender Heart Hospice for their care during the last months of her life.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Russell Reed and Rev. Nathan Andrews officiating. Interment will follow in Prairie Point Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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Annie Hall
abt 1943 - Sept 10, 2015

Annie Hall, 72, of Kerens, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, at her residence. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at Samaria Baptist Church in Samaria, with Pastors Johnny Vanibuls and Earnest Betts Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.

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William Allen Tarver, II
May 29, 1883 - May 15, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR WM. A. TARVER

PROMINENT CORSICANA ATTORNEY DIED SUDDENLY WEDNESDAY MORNING


W. A. Tarver, aged 56 years, special assistant U. S. Attorney general for the department of justice, prominent political, civic and church leader for many years, died suddenly Wednesday morning at 10:15 o’clock in his apartment at the Navarro Hotel with a heart attack. He had not been in the best of health for some time, but his death was unexpected.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Methodist church. Burial will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Angie Smith, pastor of the First Methodist church in Dallas, assisted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, W. A. Tarver, Jr., of Jackson, Miss.; three daughters, Mrs. Girard Kinney, Austin; Mrs. George Jonte, Dallas, and Miss Martha Ann Tarver, Corsicana; two brothers, E. L. Tarver, Corsicana, and Jim Tarver, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. B. I. Tarbutton, Corsicana, and Mrs. Sam Botts, Harlingen; two grandchildren, W. A. Tarver 111, Jackson, and Ester Beth Jonte, Dallas.

He was a member of the Navarro County, Texas and American Bar Associations.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Native of Mississippi.

W. A Tarver was born in Pike county, Mississippi, on May 30, 1883. He was the son of William A. Tarver and Julia Elizabeth (Muse) Tarver. His grandfather, Elijah L. Tarver, was a planter to South Mississippi, as well as a Methodist preacher. His grandfather, J. H. Muse, was a planter in Louisiana, and a lawyer. Both grandfathers were men of outstanding influence and strength in their respective communities, and J. H. Muse was a distinguished member of the Louisiana bar.

When Mr. Tarver was four and a half years of age he lost his father. He entered public schools at Wesson, Copiah county, Mississippi, at the age of five, and attended there until 11, having reached the fifth grade. Then, to assist in making a living for the family, he went to the cotton and woolen mills, located in Wesson, where he worked until 17 years of age. He left Wesson in May 1900, and went to Corsicana, Texas, to work in the oil field, and was employed by the old firm of Garitty, Mills and Auphram, composed of the late Capt. James Garitty, Major C. H. Mills and Ed Auphram.

He entered Southwestern University in the fall of 1901; he at once became active in the literary societies, took part in the debates and oratorical contests. He also took part in athletics, and was pitcher on the Southwestern University baseball club for three years. During summer vacation, Tarver returned to Corsicana and worked in the oil field to aid him in making money to return to college.

Worked Way Through School.

During his stay at Georgetown, he aided in making his expenses by working at a private home, such as looking after the horse, yard and flowers to pay for his board. He graduated from Southwestern third in a class of 26. Following his graduation he was on the road for about a year in the capacity of traveling salesman, a portion of the time with Waters-Pierce Oil company—was in Illinois, Missouri, and Oklahoma. In the summer of 1907, he returned to Corsicana and entered the law office of Lawrence Treadwell, and in December 1907, was admitted to the Bar. He was continuously engaged in the practice of law in Corsicana until 1929.

Member Legislature.

In 1908 he was elected a member of the legislature, and was re-elected in 1910, representing Navarro county for four years, and in 1912 was elected representative from Navarro and Freestone counties. He thus served through the 31st, 32nd and 33rd Legislatures. He then returned to private practice of law. In 1918 he was elected prosecuting attorney of Navarro county, and served four years in that capacity. On January 1, 1923, he returned to private practice, practiced alone during the year 1923. On January 1, 1924, he became the junior member of the firm of Davis, Jester & Tarver, a firm composed of B. L. Davis, C. l. Jester and W. A. Tarver. This firm continued until January 1, 1929, when it was dissolved.

Early in 1929, Mr. Tarver was made a member of the Texas Board of Insurance Commissioners, and placed in charge of the life insurance division. The National Convention of Insurance Commissioners elected him vice-president of their organization at their meeting in Portland, Oregon, in 1931, and at their meeting in Galveston, Texas, in October, 1932, he was elevated to the presidency.

Married in Corsicana.

In June, 1908, Mr. Taraver was married to Esther May Woods, daughter of the late Baldwin H. Woods and wife, Mae Woods, the said Baldwin H. Woods having served the city of Corsicana as alderman and later as mayor.

During the last 20 years Mr. Tarver has made numerous addresses throughout the state on political, religious and educational subjects. He was a member of the First Methodist church of Corsicana served five years as superintendent of the Sunday School, and for many years as a member of the board of stewards.

In 1922, he received the highest honor that can be conferred upon a layman in the church by being elected a delegate to the general conference of Methodist Episcopal Church, South, which is the law-making body of the church.

Active in Politics.

He had been active in local and state politics, and had been a consistent Democrat. He had been a delegate many times to the state Democratic convention, was a delegate at large to the national Democratic convention held in Houston in 1928, and was permanent chairman of the state Democratic convention held in Dallas in September 1928. He made an active campaign in support of the national Democratic ticket throughout the state in 1928. His address as permanent chairman of the Democratic convention in Dallas, which dealt with both state and national affairs, attracted wide and favorable attention throughout the state and in the press, and his subsequent addresses in the national campaign received high praise from political friend and foe alike. He was chairman of the steering committee at the Beaumont convention in 1928. He has a host of friends throughout the state.

Mr. Tarver was a loyal supporter of his Alma Mater, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas. He served as president of the Ex-Students Association, vice president of the board of trustees, and as a member of the executive committee of the board of trustees.

On account of his success as a lawyer, as a member of the state legislature in the past, and on account of his great service to his college and his church, and further on account of his studious habits, keeping abreast of the times, Southwestern University conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Laws at the commencement in 1932.

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FUNERAL SERVCIES FOR W. A. TARVER FRIDAY AFTERNOON

PROMINENT CORSICANA MAN PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY MORNING HEART ATTACK

Funeral services for W. A. Tarver, aged 56 years, who died with a heart attack Wednesday morning, will be held from the First Methodist church Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Angie Smith, pastor of the First Methodist church of Dallas, assisted by Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church here.

Tarver was special assistant U. S. attorney general, department of justice, and had long been prominent in civic, church, political and legal circles of Corsicana and Texas and in national democratic party activities. He served three terms in the Texas legislature, two terms as county attorney of Navarro county attorney of Navarro county and as chairman of the Texas Insurance Commission.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, W. A. Tarver, Jr., professional baseball pitcher of Jackson, Miss.; three daughters, Mrs. Girard Kinney, Austin; Mrs. George Jonte, Dallas, and Miss Martha Ann Tarver, Corsicana; two brothers, E. L. Tarver, Corsicana, and J. H. Tarver, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. B. I. Tarbutton, Corsicana, and Mrs. Sam Botts, Harlingen; and two grandchildren, W. A. Tarver, 111, Jackson, Miss., and Esther Beth Jonte, Dallas.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. A. TARVER FRIDAY AFTERNOON

PROMINENT CORSICANA ATTORNEY DIED WEDNESDAY OF HEART ATTACK

Funeral services for W. A. Tarver, aged 56 years, who died Wednesday morning with a heart attack, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Angie Smith, pastor of the First Methodist church in Dallas, assisted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the local First Methodist congregation.

Mr. Tarver long had been a prominent figure in legal, political, church and civic circles. He had served in the Texas legislature three terms, was county attorney four years, and in 1928 was chairman of the state Democratic convention. He was a past president of the National Life Insurance Commissioners’ Association. He was chairman of the Texas Insurance for several years and at the time of his death was special assistant United States Attorney general. Mr. Tarver had made his headquarters in Corsicana for almost a year.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, W. A. Tarver, Jr., professional baseball pitcher, Jackson, Miss.; three daughters, Mrs. Girard Kinney, Austin; Mrs. George Jonte, Dallas, and Miss Martha Ann Tarver, Corsicana; two brothers, E. l. Tarver, Corsicana, and J. H. Tarver, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. B. I. Tarbutton, Corsicana, and Mrs. Sam Botts, Harlingen; two grandchildren, W. A. Tarver 111, Jackson, Miss., and Esther Beth Jonte, Dallas, and other relatives.

Many prominent governmental, legal and church figures were here to attend the rites.

Pallbearers were George Daniels, Joe Kelton Wells, Austin; H. W. Regeaster, George A. Brewer, Dallas; W. J. Rochelle, Washington, D. C.: Jack B. Love, Fort Worth; E. D. McCarver, C. L. Jester, Sam J. Jackson and A. A. Allison.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Arrangements were handled by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Many Friends and Relatives Here For W. A. Tarver Rites

Sorrowing relatives and friends from far and near filled the First Methodist church to overflowing Friday afternoon to pay their last tribute of love to the late W. A. Tarver. Their presence and the vast array of lovely floral offerings were silent manifestations of the great love and respect in which this good man was held.

Among out-of-town relatives and friends noted other than his and his good wife’s immediate family were Mrs. Thorp Montfort of College Station; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Tarver and son, Troy, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Butler and Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Fuller of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Tarver and their friend, Mrs. Clanton, of Waco; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Botts and daughter, Julia of Harlingen; Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Tarbutton and little daughter, Jan of Edinburg; Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Tarbutton of Mission; Ira Tarbutton of Austin; Harry Jack and mother, Mrs. W. H. Jack and Mrs. Cora Johnson, Judge and Mrs. Dexter Hamilton, A. W. Hogue, C. G. Rumtel, Paul Welborn, and Prof. Stephen Moore, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Jack B. Love and Mr. and Mrs. Jack DeBrovy from the department of Justice, and Wm. J. Rochelle, Washington, D. C.; Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Rosborough and Mrs. C. T. Sprague of Bryan; Mrs. Dan Scoates, College Station; J. C. Kellum and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kelton Wells, Austin; A. W. Brisbin, Waco.

Heartfelt sympathy is extended the bereaved loved ones by their host of friends at this time of their deep sorrow.

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Dorothy (Jones) Carroll
May 28, 1926 - Oct 5, 2015

Dorothy Jones Carroll, 89, of Everman, passed away Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at the Gentiva Hospice Center in Ft. Worth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie (HODO) Carroll; her parents, Seth and Alma Jones; brothers, Seth Jones Jr. and Elton Jones; and her sister, Virginia Avant.

She is survived by her son, Johnny Carroll of Everman; daughters, Deborah Ewell and husband Jack of Fort Worth, Donna Handley and husband Donald of Paradise, and Delores Pack and husband Leslie of Paradise; sisters, Carol Ann Wilbanks of Corsicana and Francis Baker and husband Clyde of Malakoff; brothers, Frank Jones and wife Wanza of Corsicana, Paul Jones and wife Karen of Corsicana, Jerry Jones and wife P. J. of Corsicana, and Jeff Jones and wife Barbara of Missouri; 10 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and still adding; and a great-great-grandchild in the works; nieces; and nephews that she thought the world of. She was loved by many family and friends.

Visitation is from noon to 1:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at Paschal Funeral Home.

Services will follow at 2 p.m. in the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Al Smirl officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be J.D. Handley, Chad Handley, James Stephens, Odell Pack, Bobby Pack and Johnny Carroll, III.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Donna Lou Phillips
Nov 8, 1952 - Oct 3, 2015

Donna Phillips, 62, of Blooming Grove, passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana. She was born Nov. 8, 1952, in Corsicana, to Jack and Evelyn Campbell Phillips.
She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. She was employed for 30 plus years with Navarro Regional Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her lifelong friend, Johnny Missledine; parents, Jack and Evelyn Phillips; and a brother, John Phillips.
She is survived by her sisters, Sue Mershawn and husband Roy of Blooming Grove, Jackie Owen and husband Dwayne of Blooming Grove, Lee Ann Herod and husband Jack of Barry; sister-in-law, Barbara Phillips of Corsicana; granddaughter, Danika Watson and husband Aaron of Waxahachie; grandson, Trenton Herod of Barry; great-granddaughter, London Watson of Waxahachie; numerous nieces; nephews; friends; and special cousins, Boot Braden of Claremore, Oklahoma and Pam Brown of Jenks, Oklahoma.
Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at Rose Hill cemetery with Dr. Darren Heil officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Trenton Herod, Brian Phillips, David Phillips, Chris Owen, Aaron Mershawn, Samuel May, and Randy Owen.
The family wishes to extend their thanks to Twilight Home and to Gentiva Hospice for their love and compassionate care for their loved one.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Ruby Virginia (Miller) Barber
Jul 20, 1921 - Oct 20, 2015

Ruby Virginia Barber, 94, passed away on Tuesday morning, Oct. 20, 2015, at her home in Waco.

Ruby and her husband, Buford were ranchers in Richland for decades. Ruby was a lifetime Baptist and was a member of the Concord Baptist Church in Bellmead.

Ruby was born July 20, 1921, in Guys, Tennessee to Lee Miller and Hester Wilkes Miller. She was delivered by a mid-wife who was a neighbor on a farm near her family. Ruby did not have a birth certificate as many of that era did not. In 2014, she was told that without a birth certificate or an approved picture identification card that she could not vote due to a law passed in Texas, even though she was and had been a registered voter since she was of age to vote. Ruby took action on her voter denial and called the Waco Tribune Herald. A front page story of her loss of the right to vote in the May 19, 2014, edition quickly spread all over the nation. Within days of her voter denial, she was informed by state officials that she was now able to vote and receive her Texas picture identification voter card.

She has now joined her husband, Buford Barber in Heaven.

She is survived by eight children; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and her two beloved puppies, Ginger and Bubby.

Visitation will be 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, at Richland Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Dennis Eugene Raines
Apr 19, 1958 - Oct 14, 2015

 
Dennis Raines, 57, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, in Dallas. He was born April 19, 1958, in Madrid, Spain to Nathaniel Raines and Martha M. Lynn Raines.
Dennis was active with Mildred Baptist Church and the youth group. He had been employed with Morgan Corp. for 30 years. He enjoyed gardening and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Martha Raines; and son, Jimmy Raines.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Raines of Corsicana; father, Nathaniel Raines of Corsicana; children, Billy Raines of Palestine, Amanda Coffey of Corsicana, Jeremy Joles of Corsicana, and Danny Joles of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
He is also survived by his sisters, Marty Stevenson and husband Darrell of Dawson, Debbie Taylor and husband Terry of Waxahachie, Robin Stevens and husband Scott of Corsicana; grandchildren, Olivia, Levi, Jaren, Damon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at Mildred Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating.
Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bradley Boyte, Cliff Tew, Allen Guerry, James Blakeslee, Bob Ohlson and Brett Neal.
Honorary pallbearers will be Logan Stevens, Justin Lynch and Blake Gullatt.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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JoAnn (Tipping) Green-McCown
Aug 15, 1947 - Oct 21, 2015
 

JoAnn Tipping McCown, 68, of San Antonio passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015. She was born August 15, 1947 to Ernest Doyle and Doris Tipping in Blooming Grove.

JoAnn graduated from Baylor University in 1978. She served as a school speech therapist and retired in 2009. In 1984-85 she worked as administrative assistant to Jim Turner, then executive assistant to Governor Mark White at the capital in Austin, Texas.

After retirement, she resided in San Antonio, Texas and attended John Hagee’s Cornerstone Church.

JoAnn considered her children and grandchildren her greatest gifts she ever received in life.

She is survived by her daughter Haley Altomare and husband Nick of San Antonio, son Wade Green and wife Julie of Corsicana, five grandchildren, Austin Boscamp of San Antonio, Carson and Logan Altomare of San Antonio, Tyler Green of Lubbock and Whitney Green of Corsicana, sister-in-law Janice Tipping of Blooming Grove, brother-in-law, Doug Hiler of Blooming Grove and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Bobby Doyle Tipping, sister Mary Hiler, and brother and wife, Bill and LaVonne Tipping.

Funeral service will be on November 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. Donations can be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation or Susan G. Komen Association.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Teddy Gene Green and John W. McCown; d/o Ernest Doyle Tipping & Samuel Doris (Weston) Tipping - BGHS 1965

John Brown
abt 1942 - Aug 1, 2015

John Brown, 73 of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 at Twilight Home. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 at Johnson Memorial COGIC located at 1600 South Business 45 at T. A. Carroll Avenue. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Dequan O'Shae Raindle
Nov 16, 1993 - Aug 3, 2015

Dequan O'shae Raindle, 21, was born Nov. 16, 1993 in Corsicana, Texas to Avis Marie Smith and Curtis Raindle. The angel of silence entered into his life on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Dequan was a great cook and motivator.
He loved to make people happy, always putting others before himself. He was a 2012 graduate of Corsicana High School. He was a star athlete of the Corsicana Tigers, and served as president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). He received his Associate Degree in Science from Blinn College. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

Dequan is survived by his mother, Avis Smith, father, Curtis Raindle (LaTonya); sister, Makayla Raindle; brother, JaBraylon Douglas; grandmothers; Vivian Smith and Pleecy Raindle; great-grandmother, Fannie Smith; Aunts, Melva Smith, Hollis Smith and Sandra Davis (Larry); uncles, Damien Smith, Marcus Smith(Kat), Demetric Smith, Jacolby Smith, Gary Raindle (Carla), Jeff Raindle; special friend Victoria Eckert; great aunts and uncles, a host of cousins, many friends, other relatives and his honorary brothers, Domonic Kelly, Cameron Washington, Tevin McDonald, Christon Hines, Robert Atkinson, Roclan Drain, Chris Edling and Chad Sterling.

Visitation service will be 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug, 8, 2015 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Funeral services are 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 at the Corsicana High School Gym. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Dequan was a motivator. He loved to make people happy, always putting others before himself.

As a 2012 graduate of Corsicana High School, he served as Senior Class President. Dequan was also a star athlete that received a multitude of accolades for his hard work and dedication. In the position of defensive end, he helped lead the football team to the 2011-2012 semi finals. He wrote his very own articles weekly for the Corsicana Daily Sun entitled “Dequan’s Diary” during the season. After graduation, Dequan attended Blinn College in Brenham,Texas where he received his Associate Degree, and was also a member of the football team, later transferring to Harding University in Arkansas to continue his love for football.

Dequan O'shae Raindle, 21, was born Nov. 16, 1993 in Corsicana, Texas to Avis Marie Smith and Curtis Raindle. The angel of silence entered into his life on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015.

Dequan dedicated his life to Christ on Aug. 14, 2011 at the First Baptist Church of Corsicana.

Dequan was the definition of greatness, who loved his family and friends, his infectious smile brightened the hearts of many.

Dequan is survived by his mother, Avis Smith, father, Curtis Raindle (LaTonya); sister, Makayla Raindle; brother, JaBraylon Douglas; grandmothers; Vivian Smith and Pleecy Raindle (Morris); great-grandmother, Fannie Smith; Aunts, Melva Smith, Hollis Smith and Sandra Davis (Larry); uncles, Damien Smith, Marcus Smith (Kat), Demetric Smith, Jacolby Smith, Gary Raindle (Carla), Jeff Raindle (Tylenthia); special friend Victoria Eckert; a host of cousins, great aunts and uncles, many friends, other relatives and his honorary brothers; Dominic Kelly, Cameron Washington, Tevin McDonald, Christon Hines, Robert Atkinson, Roclan Drain, Chris Edling and Chad Sterling.

Visitation service will be 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Funeral services are 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 at the Corsicana High School Gym. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Natasha Guevara
Apr 12, 1977 - Aug 29, 2015

Natasha Guevara of Brushie Prairie passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 29, 2015 at Navarro Regional Hospital at the age of 38. She was born in Parkland Hospital in Dallas on April 12, 1977. She was an artist, doing drawings and sketches and paintings in water color of people, crosses, Halloween and Christmas decorations.
She is survived by her parents Larry Parr and wife Mary of Corsicana and Virginia Reece of Arizona; grandmother Delores Wheeler, also known as mama of Brushie Prairie; children, Evelio Lee Guevara and Emma Rose Guevara of Brushie Prairie; Father of her children, Evelio Guevara of Brushie Prairie; siblings Chrisdi Meizius of Killeen, Larry Landreth of Alvarado and Anthony Reece of Arizona. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and special friend Lewis Alexander of Scotland.
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 at Brushie Prairie Cemetery with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Chester Jones III
July 29, 1967 - Aug 24, 2015

Mr. Chester Jones 3rd, 48, of Corsicana, Texas, passed Monday, Aug. 24, 2015.

Chester, joined the Corsicana Police Department in 1994, after serving in the U.S. Army. During his career, he had served as a patrol officer, narcotics detective, general investigative detective, SWAT officer, motorcycle officer, and member of the crisis intervention team.

Chester was preceded in death by his grandparents: Willie Mae Jones, Chester Jones, William Henry Jones, Etta Maria Brunson, Naomi Stewart and Josephine Thomas.

He is survived by his former spouse, Cassandra; parents, Chester and Bessie Jones Jr.; sisters, Tracy (Vernon), Rita Cole; brother, Dwight; nieces, Ajah, Iynia, and Saniyah; and nephew, Christopher; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at Scott Funeral Home, 1001 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Corsicana, Texas.
Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Northside Baptist Church, 2800 North Beaton St., Corsicana, Texas, with Pastor Larry L. Polk, Sr. officiating.

Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Kenneth O'Bryan Keith
June 1, 1984 - Aug 23, 2015

Kenneth O'Bryan Keith, 31, passed away Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Funeral service is noon Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 at the Lifeline Fellowship Family Church located at 5301 West Hwy 31. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Vivian Ellis "Buddy" Rash
May 2, 1927 - Aug 21, 2015

Mr. Vivian E. “Buddy” Rash, 88, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana.
He was born on May 2, 1927 in Winkler, Texas to Hallie L. and Anna Mae McCann Rash.
He was a loving husband, father, and pepaw. He truly enjoyed visiting with family and friends (or strangers). He attended school and graduated from Streetman High School in 1944. He was a veteran having served his country in the United Stated Army. He owned and operated Rash Trucking and Equipment for many years until his retirement.
He was preceded in death by parents, Hallie and Anna Rash; step-mother, Mable Johnson Rash; sister, Dorothy Mae Rash; brothers, Charles Rash and Freddie Rash; and a sister-in-law, Bonnie Rash.
He is survived by his wife, Jacquie Rash; daughters, Paula Jones and husband Billy of Corsicana and Barbara Cole and husband Brett of Scottsdale, AZ; son, Dewayne Rash of Corsicana; granddaughters, Shelly Dyer and husband Shannon of Corsicana, Kandis Dobbs Autrey and husband Lance of Flower Mound, Linde Wilson Cuthbertson and husband Robert of Little Elm, and McKenzie Rash Yarger and husband JD of Corsicana; grandsons, Nate and Lane Rash of Purdon; great grandchildren, Mason and Clayton Dyer of Corsicana, Adelyn and Reese Autrey of Flower Mound, Arie Cuthbertson of Little Elm, and Trace and Campton Yarger of Corsicana; sister, Helen Rash Thompson of Bowling, TX, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Sunset graveside services with military honors will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Hamilton-Beeman cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Navarro County Child Advocacy Center, 120 E. 2nd Avenue, Corsicana, Texas 75110.
The Rash family wishes to express a Special Thanks to Dr. Kent and Donna Rogers, Family First Hospice, Heritage Oaks West-East Wing, and the CHF unit at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Temple, Texas.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Edna Elinore (O'Conner) Williams-Richardson
Jan 15, 1927 - Aug 25, 2015

Edna Elinore Richardson, 88, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
She was born Jan. 15, 1927, in Corsicana. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana. She married Don Richardson on May 3, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Corsicana.
She is preceded in death by her son, James Alan Williams.
She is survived by her husband, Don Richardson; daughter-in-law, Kay Brown; grandchildren, Kyle Brown and wife Tiffany, and Leslie Michell Mauer and husband Bobby. She is also survived by numerous great grandchildren and extended family members.
Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at the First Baptist Church in Corsicana.
Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Danny Reeves officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman cemetery.
Pallbearers will be the Sunday School Class Members of the First Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Bessie Deene (Thomas) Wadsworth
Feb 22, 1931 - Aug 23, 2015

Deene Thomas Wadsworth, 84 years of age, died the same way she was born, surrounded by her family. On her final day, the prayers and well wishes of friends and family wished her Godspeed to her final home. Following surgery earlier this summer and a difficult battle with cancer, Deene passed peacefully from this Earth in the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. The daughter of Wade David and Vera Gladys Thomas, she was born Feb. 22, 1931 in Jester, Texas, 17 miles outside of Corsicana. Deene’s early childhood was spent on the family farm with her 11 brothers and sisters. As the oldest girl, she was a second Mother and Senior Drill Instructor to them all.

Deene was predeceased by her parents Wade and Vera, by her husband William Marvin Wadsworth and by brothers James Harvey Thomas, Wade Lee Thomas, Ronald Gene Thomas, Carlos Franklin Thomas, Windol Royce Thomas and Jackie Dale Thomas. Deene and Bill were married 34 years until his passing in December, 1986. They made their home in Dallas, Texas, Palmyra, New Jersey, Columbus, Ohio and Warsaw, Indiana. Upon returning again to Dallas and following Bill’s death, Deene resided with her children in Ashburn, Virginia, Suwanee, Georgia, Houston and most recently in Midland.

One of many of Deene’s endearing qualities was her unwavering support for the “underdog.” If you had some of life’s bad breaks and things were getting you down, Deene was on your side. She grew up during the Depression on an East Texas farm where the common payment to your doctor was in chickens. She never forgot where she came from. She had a heart for the less fortunate, not to enable but to give encouragement, a little monetary support if needed, and always a prayer. If your times were hard, Deene was your friend. A faithful member of Urban Park Assembly of God in Dallas for many years, her many friends there still miss her. Deene graduated from Kerens High School and moved to Dallas shortly thereafter. She worked for Southwestern Bell in Dallas before meeting and marrying Bill Wadsworth. She was a long time employee of Country Dinner Playhouse, Best Products and Samuels Jewelers, where she forged a long and lasting friendship with Nancy Braden. Deene retired in 2001.

She is survived by her daughter DeAnna K. Moore (Ken) and granddaughter Amber Joy Moore, all of Midland, son Tracy David Wadsworth (Karen) and grandson Tanner William Wadsworth, all of Suwanee, Georgia and granddaughter Laine Amanda Collins (Dustin) of Oakwood, Georgia, sisters Rene Waller (Sonny) of Andrews, Lilla Beth “Bee” Allen of Austin, Edna Gwen Faulk, (Marshall) of Rosemark, Tennessee, brothers Don Earl Thomas of Lancaster, Texas and Larry Wayne Thomas of Mabank, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be held Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 from 6 to
9 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

A graveside service will follow on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery, led by Deene’s longtime pastor from Urban Park, Wayne Brashears. Pallbearers will be Gavin Allen, Alan Floyd, Larry Don Thomas, Tanner Wadsworth, Seth Waller and Harvey Waller.

The family is thankful for the wonderful caregivers from Home Hospice of Midland, Crossland Care of Odessa and the Rev. Henry Pendergrass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pleasant Hills Children’s Home, Dallas, Texas or The Wounded Warriors Project. A life well lived, Rest in Peace.

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Fred Alvin Ward
Dec 6, 1929 - Aug 24, 2015

Fred Alvin Ward, 85, of Greenville, formerly from Mesquite, was born on Dec. 6, 1929, to Fred E. and Thelma Lee Smith Ward in Barry, Texas, and passed away on Aug. 24, 2015, in Sulphur Springs, Texas,
He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1948. After his family moved to Dallas in 1949, he worked at Browns Ice Cream Co. riding his bicycle to work. He was drafted into the army in 1951 and served in the Korean Conflict.
After his discharge in 1953, he attended Arlington State College and worked full time at Chance Vought Aircraft.
His dream was to become an architect. He followed the works of Frank Lloyd Wright and had drawn his own house plans.
He married Glenda Sue Dinsmore on June 11, 1959. He went to work for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring from the Casa View Station after 33 years.
He was a dedicated church member and sang in the choirs at Heights View BC, Grace Temple BC Dallas, and FBC of Rosehill Garland. He and Glenda worked with the youth, also. He was a member of Highland Terrace BC, Greenville, before his health failed.
He enjoyed playing practical jokes, bowling, reading science fiction and western novels, and playing 42.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his son, David Ward; brother, Kenneth Ward and wife Dorothy; sister-in-law Doris Ward; brother-in-law, Gerald Mooney; and nephew, Johnny Mooney.
Surviving are his wife; his daughters, Donna Ward and Rebekah (Zane) Marek; his grandchildren, Carter and Samuel Marek, Lauren (Hector) Sanchez, and Jonathan Ward; several great-grandchildren; brother, Bobby and sister Jewell Mooney; as well as many nieces and nephews.
His family wishes to thank the Sunny Springs Nursing and Rehab facility staff for the loving care he received.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home in Wolfe City, Texas.
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at First Baptist Church Greenville in Greenville, Texas.
Arrangements by R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home, Wolfe City, Texas.

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Mary Frances (Boldon) Robinson
Apr 12, 1917 - Aug 19, 2015

The Angelic Hosts came for Mrs. Mary F. Robinson on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 in the Methodist Central Hospital of Dallas among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing will be held Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Moore's Angelic Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 at 11 a.m. in The Second Mission Baptist Church, Corsicana, Texas. Pastor Charles Kelley will officiate and Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Streetman.
Mrs. Mary F. Robinson was born in the Birdston Valley Community of Navarro County to James P. Boldon and Izora English. She received her formal education from the Birdston Valley School District. She and Clint Ezell Robinson were married for over 51 years and their marriage ended in his death. She was baptized in the Goodwill Baptist Church and later joined the Macedonia Baptist Church in Streetman, Texas where she remained until her death.
Mrs. Robinson was instrumental in obtaining an Historical Land Marker for the Birdston Valley Cemetery and worked for many years to maintain the cemetery grounds. She has served as The Most Ancient Matron of the Heroines Of Jericho, AF&M of Texas. One of her greatest moments was to have served as The Grand Marshall of the 2014 Fourth Of July Parade in Streetman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clint E. Robinson; one son, Clint E. Robinson, Jr.; one daughter, Eula M. Walker; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter; one great-great-grandson; three brothers and four sisters.

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Betty (Auld) Bower
Jan 27, 1933 - Aug 18, 2015

Betty Bower, 82, of Hillsboro passed away Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at Hill Regional Hospital in Hillsboro.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at First United Methodist Church in Hillsboro. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Garden of Memory near Hillsboro. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors in Hillsboro.
Betty was born Jan. 27, 1933 in Corsicana to Harry and Margaret (Harper) Auld. Growing up in Corsicana, she went on to graduate from Corsicana High School and attend Navarro College. On Nov. 22, 1951, Betty was united in marriage to Wayne Bower. In 1952, the couple moved to Hillsboro, where Betty would be employed with Hillsboro ISD for 32 years as a secretary and bookkeeper. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hillsboro.
Preceding her in death were her parents and an infant sister, Barbara.
Survivors include her loving husband of 63 years, Wayne Bower of Hillsboro; two sons, David Bower and wife, Donna, of Hillsboro and Steve Bower of Grapevine; four grandchildren, Natalie Bower, Steven Crawson, Holly Kubitza, and Brooklin Bower; three great-grandchildren, Lane Kubitza, Emerson Kubitza, and Keegan Williams; and many friends.
Memorial may be made to First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 673, Hillsboro, Texas 76645.

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Jeri Lee (Webb) Mayes
Nov 9, 1954 - Aug 18, 2015

Jeri Lee Webb Mayes, 60, of Barry went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Jeri was born in Fort Worth, Texas on Nov. 9,
1954 to George P. and Edna Webb.

Jeri was a Christian woman of faith and family values. She had a beautiful soul that would brighten anyone's day with her contagious laugh and fighting spirit. She was kind, gentle, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to everyone who knew her. A woman who stayed full of life and has gone to be with the Lord and soar with the Angels.

She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Anthony Barron.

Jeri is survived by her husband and the love of her life of 48 years, Jackie Mayes of Barry; her three children, Heith Mayes of Corsicana, her daughter and son-in-law Jody and Scott Sanders of Plano, and her daughter, Jamie Lee Mayes of Dawson. She is also survived by her pride and joys, her three granddaughters, Morgan and Madison Sanders of Plano, and Marissa Mayes of Eustace, Texas; siblings, Fred McQueen, Peggy Bender and Patsy Tinney.

Visitation with the family will be 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home. Memorial services will be Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Neal officiating.

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Nancy Doris (Bosio) O'Brien
May 3, 1930 - Aug 19, 2015

Nancy Doris O'Brien, 85, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. She was born May 3, 1930 in Forest Hills Queens, New York to Eligio and Frances Bosio.

Friends and family will remember Nancy for her love of reading and crossword puzzles. Her passions included her love for the New York Yankees and classic jazz, in particular Frank Sinatra. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandson. She devoted her time to the Catholic Church and was a faithful member of the Immaculate Catholic Church of Corsicana.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Eligio and Frances Bosio; and her husband, Richard O'Brien.

She is survived by her daughter, Joanne Taylor; sons, Terry Taylor, Sean Taylor, James Taylor and Tom Taylor and wife Rhonda. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Elizabeth Roman and grandson, Thomas Taylor.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Jason Sodd, Jerry Watkins, Dr. John Smith, Johnny Richey, Gary Summerall, Rick Newton and Bick Sherman.

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Duelean Delores Eslick
Apr 30, 1941 - Aug 24, 2015

Duelean Delores Eslick, 74, of Barry passed away Monday, Aug. 24, 2015.
No services are planned at this time. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Duelean Delores Eslick, 74, of Barry passed away Monday, August 24, 2015. She was born April 30, 1941 in Maulett, Oklahoma to Dewey Christopher Columbus Cox and Allie Irene Phipps Cox. She worked at Wal-Mart in Bristow, Oklahoma for 18 years as a clerk in sporting goods.
She enjoyed gardening and working in her flower beds.
She is preceded in death by her husband Clarence D. Eslick in January 2000; parents and sister, Catherine Tolbert.
She is survived by her five children, Terry Eslick and wife Laura, Irene Wilson and husband Steve, Jody Eslick and wife Cindy, Sheila White and husband James and Mike Eslick and wife Cathy; siblings, J.C. Cox, Howard Cox, Clorine Bolen, Pauline Freeman, Jerry Cox and Avaneill Choate; sixteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

Services are pending at this time.


Ruby Nell (Medaris) Redden
Jul 27, 1930 - Aug 27, 2015

Mrs. Ruby Nell Redden, 85, of Corsicana went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 at Heritage Oaks West Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. She was born on July 27, 1930 in Chatfield, Texas to Eddie L. and Leona Pearl Medaris.

After the death of Ruby Nell’s father, she and her mother moved to Pursley, Texas. She graduated from Dawson High School in 1948. Ruby Nell began her working career as a switchboard operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. After raising her two sons, she returned to work as a PBX Operator for Navarro Hospital where she retired after many years of service. Ruby Nell was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved the Lord and was an active member of Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school, Bible school, and held several church offices.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her sons; Dennis Redden and wife Deborah of Corsicana, Lynn Redden and wife Laura of Coldspring; grandchildren, Dustie and Kaycee of Corsicana, Courtnie Kocurek and husband Kevin of Houston, Katie Bartel of Huntsville, Krystafer Redden of Boston, Massachusetts, and Krystal Redden of Warren, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and beloved other family members.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 at Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Retreat, Texas with Pastor Tim Easley officiating.

In lieu of flowers a memorial donation honoring Ruby Nell Redden can be made to Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 146, Corsicana, Texas 75151.

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Albert Mackey Harral
Nov 5, 1937 - Aug 23, 2015

Mackey, of Coppell, Texas, was born on Nov. 5, 1937, in Fort Worth, Texas, and passed away Aug. 23, 2015, after a lengthy struggle with cancer.

He was predeceased by his parents, Albert M. Harral and Ethel Gauvey Harral; and his first wife, Anita Sims Harral.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Joann Hamill Harral; sons, Wesley and Weldon Harral (Amanda); daughter, Tracy Harral Elliott (Rodney); stepson, Todd Hamill, and adopted step-granddaughter, Tiffany Hamill. He is also survived by granddaughters, Ashley, Devan, Sarah, Emily, Katie, and Addy Harral; grandsons, Jake Harral, Jeremy Hamill and Roman Elliott; and great grandsons Logan Albert Harral and Mason Wright.
Surviving brothers are Wade Harral (Bette) and Clell Harral (Kathleen).

Mackey graduated from Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth in 1956, the University of Texas in Austin in 1960 and attended graduate school at UC-Berkeley. His career included a public accounting firm, the U. S.
Comptroller of the Currency, First National Bank Corsicana where he was instrumental in organizing the third registered bank holding company formed in Texas, First Bancorp Inc. and InterFirst Corporation now Bank of America.

He retired from TIB-The Independent BankersBank after fourteen and a half years where he served as the number two officer. He was a CPA and a graduate of the School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.

Services will be held at Rolling Oaks Funeral Home in Coppell on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Troy Brooks, a longtime friend, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the DFW Humane Society,
4140 Valley View Lane, Irving, TX 75038 or North Texas University Radio Station, KNTU-FM, 1155 Union Circle #310881, Denton, TX 76203-5017.

Arrangements by Rolling Oaks Funeral Home, Coppell.

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Willie Hall "Billy" Steely Jr.
May 4, 1942 - Aug 24, 2015

Willie Hall Steely Jr., born in Corsicana, Texas on May 4, 1942 passed from this world on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015.

Will, known as Billy growing up in Corsicana, lived most of his life in Dallas, Texas. He was an artist, a pianist and a born “life of the party.” After Corsicana High School, he attended Navarro Junior College and Sam Houston College. He honorably served in the U. S. Army and was stationed in beautiful Germany.

Will was preceded in death by his parents, W. H. Steely Sr. and Louise Bradley Steely; his sister, Alice Steely Smith Landrum; and nephew, Bradley Wayne Smith.

He is survived by nieces, Laurie Tinsley and Kathy Hergesell and nephew, Jeff Smith along with their spouses, numerous great nephews, a great niece, many friends and all of his beloved Steely cousins.

A memorial will be held at a later date to celebrate Will's life. All who knew and loved him rest assured in the knowledge that he is currently singing and entertaining in heaven. “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17

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Andrew "Brad" Bradford
Mar 1, 1938 - Aug 13, 2015

A Service of Praise and Thanksgiving for the life of Mr. Andrew "Brad" Bradford will be held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 at the Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church in Goodlow, Texas with Pastors Nathan Carter and Johnny Vanibuls officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery.
Andrew Bradford, 77, departed this life on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 at his residence. He was born March 1,1938 in Kerens to parents Lester and Hallie Bradford. At an early age Andrew accepted Christ in his life and joined the Samaria Baptist Church where he served faithfully as Chairman of the Deacon Board, Finance Secretary and Sunday School Supterintendent until his health failed.
Andrew was employed at Wolf Brand Chili for 28 years as Maintenance Supervisor. After Wolf Brand relocated to Dallas, Collin Street Bakery requested to have him join their company as well as Maintenance Supervisor. He retired from there after 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Hallie; two children, James and Debra Kay; three brothers, Gene, Bruce and Percy; and sister, Royce.
Left to cherish the memory of his life; a loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Earnestine Bradford; daughter, Marylyn (Antwone) Warren; Sons, Roy (Vicki) Bradford and Earl Bradford; daughter-in-law, Debra Bradford; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Floyd (Ruby) Bradford; brother-in-law, Ralph Alexander; sister-in-law, Charlie Jo Bradford; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
We will continue to love Jesus and be led by His word. God always kept you close and never let you fall, so when we cry and miss you, we'll simply do our best to release you. We hope you get some rest. Good-night, our love for you is eternal. “This was a Man.”
Pallbearers are: Tom Bradford, Randy Bradford, Earnest Harris, Michael Wafford, Carl Faulk and Jeffery Baxter. Honorary Pallbearers, Crosby Lindsey, Joe Hall, Eddie Hall and Marx Madison.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary

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Doris Lynn (Davis) Norman
Oct 28, 1937 - Aug 17, 2015

Doris Lynn Norman, 77, of Corsicana passed away Monday evening, Aug. 17, 2015 in Tyler, Texas. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Tony Stephens officiating. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. at Mineola Cemetery, Mineola, Texas.

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Doris Lynn Norman, 77, of Corsicana passed away August 17, 2015 in Tyler. She was born October 28, 1937 in Pursley to Thomas and Ethel Davis .

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Reed Norman; daughter, Candy Darlene Norman and son, Ricky Wayne Norman.
She is survived by her children, Kynne and Briggette Norman of Corsicana and Philip Norman of Corsicana; sisters, Virgie Watkins of Emhouse, Marie Davis of Corsicana, Bobbie Durden of Rice and Maudie Wilson of Houston and brother, Son Davis of Corsicana.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 19th from 6-8 pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 10:00 am Thursday, August 20th at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Tony Stephens officiating. Graveside will be 2:00 pm at Mineola Cemetery in Mineola, Texas.

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David Orien Garrett
Sept 1, 1936 - Aug 18, 2015

Mr. David O. Garrett, 78, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. He was born in Eureka, Texas on Sept. 1, 1936 to David Patman Garrett and Susie Taylor Garrett.
He was born and raised in Navarro County and he graduated from Corsicana High School, Navarro College with an associate’s degree, and Sam Houston State with a bachelor’s degree and Amber University with a master’s degree in Criminal Justice. After serving his community for many years as a police officer and constable he taught Criminal Justice at Navarro College. Dave was a member of Northside Baptist Church.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents and siblings; Darwood Garrett, Eunice Miller and Ronnie Garrett.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn and his children; David Wayne Garrett and wife, Toni and Jada Farmer and husband, Eddie. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Ryan Downey, Jeremy Garrett, Melissa Hall, Mason Rose and Seth Rose and brothers; Curtis Garrett and wife Nancy, and Bobby Garrett and wife Pat and his sisters; Sarah Wanda Gallaway and husband Jimmie and Sharon Brown.
Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lamb and Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. A private family burial will follow on Monday at Dallas Ft. Worth National Cemetery.

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Rev. Hubert Wayne Mahoney
Nov 11, 1928 - Sep 3, 2015

Rev. Wayne Mahoney, 86, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. He was born Nov. 11, 1928 in Pursley, Texas to Roscoe and Macan Mitchell Mahoney.

He attended school in Pursley and Dawson; B.E.S.T. in Dallas; and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He surrendered to preach in 1957 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Corsicana. He began his pastorate Sept. 13, 1959, at Morgan Street Baptist Church in Longview, serving there until 1966. He pastored Willow Spring Baptist Church in Athens, Northside Baptist Church in Lovington, New Mexico, First Baptist Church of Monument, New Mexico, Calvary Baptist Church of Lovington, New Mexico, Bel-Aire Baptist Church of Hobbs, New Mexico, and then retired from pastoring after 16 years at Westside Baptist Church in Corsicana.
He organized the Mahoney Evangelistic Association and went into full-time evangelistic service. He also served as chairman of Evangelism of Henderson Association and Training Union Director of Southeastern Association while serving in Lovington. He was listed in Who’s Who in Religion 1977. He held positions in the Corsicana Baptist Association including Moderator of the Association and various committee services.
He preached revivals in Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Doris Mahoney; daughter, Jane McCallum and husband Joe of Mansfield; sons, Gary Mahoney and wife Wanda of Powell, Mark Mahoney and wife Shannon of Eureka, and Anthony Mahoney and wife Sally of Corsicana; grandsons, Nathan McCallum and wife Nikki of Tennessee, Jonathan McCallum and wife Heather of Grand Prairie, Christopher McCallum of Mansfield, Brandon Mahoney of Corsicana, Josh Bibb of Waco, and Matthew Bibb of Corsicana; granddaughters, Emily Mahoney of Lewisville, Erica Mahoney of Dallas, Lauren Mahoney of Waco, McKenzie Mahoney of Eureka, Lacey Tinsley and husband Donny of Fairfield, and Courtney Mahoney of Richland; great grandchildren, Cole and Brooke McCallum of Tennessee, Hayden and Harley McCallum of Grand Prairie, Addien and Brantley Tinsley of Fairfield, Brooklyn and Christian Cruz of Richland, and a great great grandson, Kyle McCallum of Mansfield; sisters, Mary Nutt of Red Oak and Paula Dean Whitlock of Mabank; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a special caregiver Virginia McCaleb.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept.
7, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 at Westside Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Talbert officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Southern Baptist Dignity Program.

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Alta June (Dancer) Triplett
June 21, 1933 - Sept 3, 2015

Alta June (Dancer) Triplett, 82, passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 in Sherman, Texas.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 at the Archer City Cemetery Pavilion with Adam Davis, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home of Archer City.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 at Aulds Funeral Home of Archer City.
June was born on June 21, 1933 in Boswell, Oklahoma to Elmer William Dancer and Ada Jo Wortham Dancer.
She married Kenneth Roe Triplett on Aug. 28, 1950 in Altus, Oklahoma after a brief courtship. They were married for 57 years until his passing on Jan. 11, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Todd Wayne McMurtry on June 20, 2011.
June worked for Haggar Slacks in Olney, Texas in the early 60’s before beginning her nine years in the Archer County Tax Assessor’s Office. She enjoyed her coworkers at the Courthouse and all the people she had the opportunity to meet. Moving to different DPS stations with her husband, she found employment in Texarkana, Corsicana, and Rhome but it was her days at the Courthouse that provided so many wonderful stories. She enjoyed playing bridge with friends, always partnering with her husband. She obtained Life Master in the American Bridge Association.
Her husband, Kenneth and grandson, Todd McMurtry met her as she left this physical world.
She is survived by her children, Sandy McMurtry of Palestine, Texas, Kenneth Ray Triplett and wife, Tammy of Gainesville, Texas, and Lynn-Anne Longoria of McKinney.
She was the loving, playful and ever-doting Granny June and June June to her four grandchildren, Traci Rigby and husband Trevor, Clayton Triplett, Monica Triplett, and Leah Longoria Huggins and husband, Rylie. She adored her great grandchildren, Seth and Kate Rigby, Megan, Tyler and Linsey Grove, Christopher and Jackson Triplett.
She was “Bug” to her seven brothers and sisters, Cholie Jones of Boswell, Oklahoma, Don Dancer of Plano, Texas, Steve Dancer of McKinney, Texas, Euvon Wages of Moore, Oklahoma, Gayle Hall of Durant, Oklahoma, Sonny Dancer of Powderly, Texas, Darvis Dancer of Bennington, Oklahoma and their spouses. She will be remembered fondly by many other family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N Michigan Ave, FL 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601 or the Archer City Cemetery Association, P O Box 198, Archer City, Texas, 76351.

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Janie May (Weems) Posey
Dec 13, 1935 - Sep 1, 2015

Janie Posey, 79, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 at Mabank Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 13, 1935 in Corsicana to Andrew Marshall Weems and Anita (Miles) Weems. She graduated from Corsicana High School in
1954 and attended Navarro Junior College. She worked for her grandfather at Miles Furniture Store, Retail Merchant's Association; Hagger Slacks Factory and she taught accordion lessons.

On Aug. 19, 1961 Janie married Merle Lee (Red) Posey. She then worked at University of Texas at Arlington as administrative assistant of the physical plant.

Janie was preceded in death by her parents, Marshall and Anita Weems; her husband, Merle (Red) Posey and nephew, Bobby Cox.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Darrell Posey and Tonya
(Burton) Posey; one brother, James D. (Chuck) Weems and wife Patsy
(Carroll) Weems; two sisters, Marsha (Weems) Grippe and Nancy Weems; two nephews; four nieces; five great nephews; five great nieces and several cousins.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kevin Diggs officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to one of the following: Corsicana Emergency Corps; Chatfield Volunteer Fire Department; Payne Springs Volunteer Fire Department, St. Luke United Methodist Church; Corsicana or Chatfield Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Thelma (Jones) Dollar
Jul 8, 1947 - Aug 31, 2015

Thelma J. Dollar, 68, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 at her residence. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept.
3, 2015 at the Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Harold Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Thelma Jones Dollar of Corsicana passed away at her home on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the age of 68. She was born in Norman, Arkansas to Carlos Jones and Oma Seals Jones on July 8, 1947. She married William Dollar on August 25, 1967 in her parents home in Norman and they had just celebrated 48 years of marriage. Thelma worked over the years at Medical Art Clinic in Corsicana and Collin Street Bakery during the holiday season.

Thelma was preceded in death by her parents Carlos and Oma Jones, brother Lowell Jones and sister Cleda Mitchner. She is survived by her husband William Dollar of Corsicana. Daughter Andrea Rogers of Corsicana and grandsons Zack and Cole Rogers of Corsicana.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening from 6 - 8pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at Missionary Baptist Church in Corsicana on Thursday morning September 3,
2015 at 10am with Bro. Harold Turner officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Larry Murray, Mike Murray, Julio Camarego, Terry Howell, Jack Fowler and Robert Miles.

Memorial can be made to the Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund at
405 South 15Th Street Corsicana, Texas 75110.
 

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Joseph Fred Cole
Sept 15, 1938 - Aug 31, 2015

Joseph Fred Cole, 76, of Richland passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. He was born Sept. 15, 1938.

Mr. Cole is survived by his wife, Carol Cole; daughter, Peggy Bonilla and husband Jose; grandson, Izaiah Bonilla; granddaughter, Maddie Bonilla; 10 step-children, 10 step-grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel.

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Florence Christine (Benson) Dickey
Feb 7, 1926 - Sept 1, 2015

Mrs. Florence Christine Dickey, 89, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 at her residence in Corsicana. She was born Feb. 7, 1926 in Plant City, Florida to Curtis M. and Ella Mae Benson.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Dickey, and her parents.

She is survived by her sons, Greg Dickey, Guy Dickey, and Guindel Dickey and wife Dana; daughter, Gail Quinn and husband Bob; grandchildren, Eric Dickey, Janna Perez, Michelle Anderson, Thomas Quinn, Cody Dickey, Andrew Dickey, Katie Drilling, Sarah Dickey, and Matthew Dickey; and 11 great grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Sam Dilbeck officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Eric Dickey, Cody Dickey, Thomas Quinn, Mike Anderson, Matthew Dickey, and Brice Drilling.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Creede Church of Christ, P.O. Box 147, Creede, Colorado 81130.

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Dorothy Louise (Bennett) Ganze-Stokes
Feb 7, 1923 - Sept 7, 2015

Dorothy Louise Bennett Ganze (Stokes) passed away Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. She was born Feb. 7, 1923 to Marlin and Erma Bennett. Dorothy married Bill Stokes in 2007. She worked for the City of Corsicana and the City of Richardson water department together totaling over 30 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star of Corsicana for 50 years and enjoyed to travel.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, John Herman Ganze and Bill Stokes; her parents, Marlin and Erma Bennett; and also one sister, Lyndell McGaugh.
She is survived by one daughter, Beverly Lynn Ganze Johnson and husband Jimmy of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas; grandchildren, Marla Burns of Allen and Lance Johnson of Cornelia, Georgia; six great grandchildren, Brittany Pool, Dakota Burns, Ethan Johnson, Seth Johnson, Luke Johnson, Kylie Johnson. Special nieces, Helen Ruth Moore, Sherry Dowd and Debbie Rodriguez. Special grand nephews and niece, Clay Couturiaux, Zac Coutuariaux {sic}, Wade Coutuariax, Wes Dowd, Lindsay Griffin and Brent Satterfield. She also had two great great grandchildren, Brooklynn and Brayson.
Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will follow at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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  • w/o John Herman Ganze and William Glen "Bill" Stokes II; d/o Marlin Austin Bennett & Erma Lee (Norwood) Bennett
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Sep 10, 2015
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Charles Earl Baldwin
May 27, 1937 - Sept 7, 2015
 
Charles Earl Baldwin, 78, of Hearne, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 at Hearne Healthcare Center, Hearne.
He was born on May 27, 1937 at Pisgah Ridge in Richland to Jesse Edward and Mary (Lane) Baldwin.
He attended Richland Schools and he served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959, having served in Stuttgart, Germany.
He married Betty Faye Rash on July 5, 1956. They had three children, Stevie Earl, Ricky Lynn, and Donna Kay.
He spent many years as store manager for the TG&Y Company and lived in various places. He loved to hunt and fish with his cousins, Buddy Wigley and William Baldwin. He loved the Lord and spent the last years of his life fighting COPD.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Edward and Mary Baldwin; his son, Stevie; three brothers, James, Loyd, and Jesse Ray; and his sister, Juanita.
He is survived by his son, Ricky Baldwin; and daughter, Donna Coker, of Corsicana; grandsons, Chad Earl Baldwin of Hearne and David Allen Skinner of Corsicana; granddaughter, Amber Lynn Ramirez of Wortham and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Billy J. Baldwin; and two sisters, Jo Edith Brown and Irene Robinson, all of Corsicana; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will follow at 1 p.m. at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat with Chaplain Frank Cox officiating.
The family would like to thank all of the staff at Hearne Healthcare Center for the excellent care of Earl for the past five years, and a special thank you to Judy Payne for all of her help and care.
Contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 3206 Longmire Dr., Suite C, College Station, Texas 77845 in Mr. Baldwin’s Memory.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Thomas Nolan Davis
Mar 15, 1934 - Sept 10, 2015
 
Thomas Nolan Davis, 81, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. He was born March 15, 1934 in Pursley. He was a founding charter member of Harmony Christian Ministries. He worked for Regal International Manufacturing and was a great handyman.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Sonda Nutt Davis in 2009; son, Glenn Allen Davis in 2011; parents; great-granddaughter, Brianna Danielle Swadley in 2004; four sisters, Mary McManus, Adell Gray, Joyce Burke, Doris Norman and three step-brothers, Floyd Davis, J.C. Davis and Robert Davis.
He is survived by son, Danny Davis and wife Brenda of Oak Valley; grandchildren, Phillip Davis and Jane Johnson of Rice, Amanda Swadley and Nathan of Retreat, Steven Davis of Retreat, Thomas Davis of Corsicana and Kristi Aaron and husband Tony of Odessa; great-grandchildren, Lynnsey Davis, Bradley Davis, Bryan Davis, Hannah Davis, Devin Cady, Trystan Swadley and Abby Swadley; four sisters, Maudie Wilson of Houston, Virgie Watkins of Emhouse, Avy Davis of Corsicana and Bobbie Derden of Rice. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and extended family members.
Visitation will be Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Stephens and Joe Bullard officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Phillip Davis, Steven Davis, Thomas Davis, Trystan Swadley, Bradley Davis, Bryan Davis, Nathan Swadley and Devin Cady.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jeri Alene (Huffman) Hardin
Jan 15, 1964 - Sept 27, 2015

Jeri Alene Hardin, 51, of Mexia passed away Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. She was born Jan. 15, 1964, to William Jerry and Alene Huffman.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William Jerry and Alene Huffman; and her uncle, John Pennington.
She is survived by her daughter, Whitney Morton; sons, William DeChaume, Stuart Morton and wife Tracy Diane Morton; uncle, Billy Pennington and her grandsons, Levi Wadle Morton and Bryce Wadle Morton.
Jeri was an outgoing soul, her kindness and generosity touched many lives. Family and friends will always remember her big heart and gentle ways. She loved her family and went out of her way to help those in need. A loving mother, daughter and friend; she will always hold a special place in the hearts of those she touched.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at the Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at the Younger Cemetery. Officiating the service will be Rev. Tim Schane.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral home, Corsicana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, September 29, 2015
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Percy Don Morton, James R. DeChaume & Unknown Hardin; d/o William Jerry Huffman and Alene (Pennington) Huffman

Emmett Daniel "Danny" Newland
Dec 16, 1957 - Sept 24, 2015

Emmett Daniel “Danny” Newland, 57, of Corsicana, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at his residence.
He was born in Corsicana on Dec. 16, 1957, to Emmett Derwood Newland and Marquita Threet Newland.
Danny attended Corsicana High School and started driving trucks at age 18. He worked for the Parrish family his whole life and loved taking care of the ranch. He also enjoyed fishing and cooking on the grill for family and friends whenever he wasn’t on the road. Danny’s greatest joy was spending time with his family and especially his wife of 36 years, Angela; his daughter, Courtney; and his grandkids, Mason, Luke and Wyatt.
Danny has served as a deacon in the Trinity Baptist Church for most of his adult life.
Danny was preceded in death by his father; and his grandparents, Bernice and Robert Newland, and Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Threet. He was also preceded in death by his niece, Jessica Lee Ferguson; and sister-in-law, Deborah Procella.
He is survived by his wife, Angela; his daughter, Courtney; and grandchildren, Mason, Luke, Wyatt, and Kaylee Danielle, to be born in November. Danny is also survived by his mother and step-father, Marquita and Jim Minick; his sisters, Jo Ann Bridger and husband Bill, Connie Swartzlander and husband, Marty, and Tammy Meehan. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Cynthia Ellis and husband Wayne, and sister-in-law, Lisa Hamilton; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Floyd Petersen and Bro. William Dollar officiating. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Kyle Parrish, Jerry Newland, Joe Dean Newland, Charles Knott, Randy Richards, Neal Pierce and Greg Bridger.
Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Thomas and Sidney Newland.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Saylor Reese Newland
Aug 5, 2015 - Sept 19, 2015

Saylor Reese Newland, 6 weeks old, passed away Sept. 19, 2015.
She was born Aug. 5, 2015, in Corsicana to John O'Neal and Brittney Newland.
She is preceded in death by great-grandfathers, Gerald Lemler, Carl Newland and Bobby Vickery.
She is survived by her parents; siblings, Gracie Dawn Newland, Hadley Mae Gaskill, Harper Jade Gaskill and Karson O'Neal; maternal grandparents, Joe Newland and Stacy Newland; paternal grandparents, Tammy Chance, Kevin O'Neal and wife Jennifer O'Neal; great-grandmothers, Ruth Lemler, Judy Newland and Joan Vickery; aunts and uncles, Amber and Wesley Bunch, Andrew Bryant and Anna Hoyle; great aunts, Tabatha Vickery, Carol Jones, Colleen Powell, Sabrina Tranhan and Tracy Tomilin; and cousins, Brentley Tidwell, Eli Hoyle and Rayne Hoyle.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at Younger Cemetery in Silver City.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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