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Grover Burton Haney
Apr 28, 1912 - Sep 27, 1931

ACCIDENT VICTIM BURIED ON MONDAY AT PETTY’S CHAPEL

Funeral services for Grover B. Haney, aged 19 years, employee of the Eclipse Grinding Works, who died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday evening at 7:45 o’clock from injuries received in an explosion Saturday morning, were held Monday afternoon from the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Haney, Oak Grove Avenue, at 3:30 o’clock with interment in the
Petty’s Chapel cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Houston Birmingham.

Haney received critical injuries early Saturday morning when a torch drum exploded. He received severe abdominal injuries and was rushed to the clinic where he received medical attention.

Surviving are his parents, three brothers, Ray, Isaac and Dempsey Haney, and a sister, Ina Ethel Haney, all of Corsicana.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Sep 28, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Hugh Haney buried in Greenleaf cemetery, Brownwood, Tx. & Susie Barbara (Dyess) Haney buried in Sunset Memorial Garden, Odessa, Tx.

INFANT SON Sutton
B & D Apr 2, 1931

Infant Buried Thursday Morning

An infant son of B. P. Sutton died Thursday morning at 2:30 o’clock and the funeral was held at 11 o’clock Thursday morning with interment in the
Petty’s Chapel cemetery.

Sutherland Funeral Home had charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Frank Morales
? - Sep. 14, 1932

Mexican Slain at Jester Thursday Was Buried Friday

Frank Morales, Mexican, who died in a local hospital Thursday morning shortly before 10 o’clock from gunshot wounds received in an altercation in the Jester community Thursday morning, was buried at
Petty’s Chapel Friday.

Morales was shot with a rifle. Otis Mitchell, negro, was charged by complaint with murder in connection with the death of Morales.

Corley funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Peggy Ann Chilton
1932 - Mar 29, 1932

Baby Buried AT Petty’s Chapel

Funeral services for Peggy Ann Chilton, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Chilton who reside three miles north of Corsicana, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the
Petty’s Chapel cemetery. The child died at the Corsicana hospital and Clinic Tuesday afternoon.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Henry) Myers - Stovall
Nov 12, 1883 - July 30, 1932

MRS. STOVALL DIED SATURDAY MORNING; BURIAL ON SUNDAY

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Stovall died Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Lee Williams in Exall Heights and funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 5:30 from the Petty’s Chapel church. Rev. A. K. Marney, pastor of Zions Rest Methodist church will conduct the services. Burial will be in
Petty’s Chapel cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, J. S. Stovall, Henderson; three daughters, Mrs. Avery Crooks, Henderson; Mrs. Ethel Sikes, Henderson, Mrs. Mary Lee Williams, Corsicana; a son, J. C. Stovall, Corsicana; three brothers, Wesley Henry, Henderson; Hershel Henry, Dallas; J. B. Henry, Mabank and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will have charge of the funeral.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, July 30, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband G. W. Myers married Feb. 8, 1897 2nd husband James J. “Jim” Stovall married Dec. 1, 1899 (J. B. Henry-Henderson, Texas death certificate says; s/o John R. Henry & Sarah “Sallie” (Thompson) Henry)

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. STOVALL

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Stovall, aged 48 years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Lee Williams in Exall Heights addition Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock from Petty’s Chapel church with burial in
Petty’s Chapel cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. A. K. Marney, pastor of the North Carolina Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, J. S. Stovall, Henderson; three daughters, Mrs. Avery Crooks, Henderson; Mrs. Ethel Sikes, Henderson; Mrs. Williams, Corsicana; a son J. C. Stovall, Corsicana; three brothers, Wesley Henry, Henderson, Hershel Henry,
Dallas, and J. B. Henry, Mabank, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the services.

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Roy Lee Mills, Sr.
Sep 12, 1920 - Aug 6, 1998

Roy Lee Mills

Roy Lee Mills, 77, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1998 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

He was born, Sept. 12, 1920 in Whitesboro and was a graduate of Whitesboro High School. In 1938 he entered the U. S. Army at Fort Sam Houston. He was transferred to the Air Corps and attended radio school at Chanutte, Ill. He was then transferred to Goodfellow Field in San Angelo where he met and married Miss Ada Moncrief on Oct. 16, 1941. He trained at Wichita Falls, Yuma, Ariz. and Springfield, Mass. In 1943 he was sent to Italy in the 15th Air Force as a radio gunner on a B24. He completed 54 missions over enemy territory. His plane and crew were missing in action after the plane crashed on a mountain top. The crew was assisted by friendly Hungarians and returned to Italy where they completed their tour. He received a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in the crash and an air medal. In 1944 he returned to the United States. In 1961 he retired from the Air Force at Randolph Air Force Base after over 22 years of service. In 1965 they moved to Ennis. He was employed by Lake Bardwell as a clerk and later became the park ranger. He retired in 1975. Roy will be remembered for his volunteer work with Meals on Wheels and his devoted service to the Trinity Methodist Church and the Kiwanis.

He is survived by his wife of Ennis; a son and his wife, Roy L. Mills, Jr. and Karen of Austin; a daughter and her husband Annette and Thomas Franklin of Ennis; a brother, Thomas Mills of Walnut Springs; a sister, Nana Johnson of Sherman; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday in the Keever Chapel with Rev. Frank Williams officiating. Interment will be at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Dixie Cemetery in Whitesboro under the direction of J. E. Keever Mortuary.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today.

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Mary Ellen (Woffard) Speed
Oct 26, 1870 - Mar 23, 1932

RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY MANY YEARS BE BURIED KERENS

Mrs. Mary E. Speed, age 62 years, native of Mississippi but resident of Navarro county for 35 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Conner at Wichita Falls, Wednesday morning at 1:30 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the Methodist church in Kerens Thursday afternoon with interment in the Prairie Point cemetery. It was learned here Wednesday. The services will be conducted by Rev. H. C. Bowman, Methodist pastor; Rev. W. A. Corkern, Baptist pastor and Rev. Joe N. Everhart, Presbyterian minister, all of Kerens.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Conner, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. E. A. Ellis, Corsicana; a son, H. M. Speed, Hollis, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. L. K. Speed and Mrs. Tom Speed, both of Chandler; and two brothers, Jim Wofford, Mississippi, and S. A. Woffard, Beeville, Texas.

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Willie Marie Jones
Apr 26, 1914 - Mar 21, 1932

KERENS STUDENT OF TRINITY DIED TUESDAY MORNING

Miss Willie Marie Jones, 17 years, former graduate of Kerens high school, and student of Trinity University, Waxahachie, died at the home of her parents in Kerens Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock after a week’s illness, and the funeral services were conducted at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Everhart and Rev. H. C. Bowman, at the First Presbyterian church, Kerens, and interment was at Prairie Point.

She was survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Jones, one brother, Garland Jones, and one sister, Esther Lee Jones. Funeral arrangements were handled by P. N. Stockton.

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Maggie May (Watt) Gaines
Jun 21, 1881 - Jan 19, 1932

EUREKA WOMAN DIED THERE EARLY HOUR TUESDAY MORNING

Mrs. J. O. Gaines passed away Tuesday morning at 4 o’clock at her home near Eureka. She and her husband, who survives her, were former residents of this city and have many friends who will be grieved to hear of her death. Mrs. Gaines was the sister of O. M. Watt, and the sister-in-law of Mrs. J. M. Burson.

Mr. and Mrs. Gaines were members of the Church of Christ, having kept their membership here in this church even after leaving Corsicana. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Bazette cemetery.

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MRS. J. O. GAINES DIED TUESDAY AND BURIED WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. O. Gaines, age 50, who died at her home at Eureka Tuesday, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock and were conducted by J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ of Corsicana. Burial was in Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, six sons, J. L. Gaines, O. A. Gaines, W. W. Gaines, Alsey Gaines, Verne Gaines, Alon Gaines, all of Eureka; two daughters, Mrs. G. L. Bonner, Miss Gladys Gaines, Eureka; four brothers, O. L. Watts, J. C. Watts, O. N. Watts, G. S. Watts, all of Bazette, and a sister, Mrs. R. C. Pohl.

The funeral was in charge of L. B. Bonner of Eureka.

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Ida Susie Jane (Jackson) Cox-Sessions-Jones
Jul 1879 - Feb 25, 1932

Bazette Woman Is Buried on Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Jones, age 54 years, who died Thursday afternoon were held Friday afternoon at ---o’clock at the Prairie Point cemetery and were conducted by Rev. Bernard McCord, pastor of the Methodist church at Bazette.

Mrs. Jones had been a resident of the Bazette community for a number of years.

Surviving are her husband and seven children.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Monday, Feb 29, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Correct dates on list per death certificate and obit

Matilda Lorina "Tillie" (Doyle) Layfield
Mar 28, 1897 - Sep 8, 1950

Mrs. Tom Layfield Funeral Rites Slated Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Tom Layfield, 53, who died Friday night at the P. and S. Hospital here after a short illness, will be held at Stockton Funeral Home in Kerens Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Rites will be conducted by T. S. Teddlie of Greenville and Bill Gibson, pastor of the Kerens Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Mrs. Layfield had resided in Kerens since 1938. She was born in Montfort and was the former Matilda Doyle.

Surviving are her husband of Kerens; three sons, Doyle of Athens, Thomas Earl and Lavelle of Kerens; a brother Hollie Doyle of Pampa; four sisters, Mrs. Ray Hollaman of Pampa, Mrs. Jess Ashberry of Center, Mrs. Davie Orange of Hempstead, and Mrs. Carrie Jackson of San Antonio; three grandchildren, and other relatives.

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Lou Etta (McDonald) Ellis-Doyle
Jul 10, 1868 - Nov 30, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES CORSICANA WOMAN AT PRAIRIE POINT

Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Doyle, aged 58 years, who died Tuesday morning at 6:30 o’clock at 2300 West Thirteenth avenue will be held Wednesday morning with interment in the Prairie Point cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted at Prairie Point.

Mrs. Doyle is survived by three children and a number of relatives.

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William David Edmonson
Jan 19, 1849 – Jan 28, 1932

BAZETTE

BAZETTE, Feb. 4—(Spl.)--Uncle Billie Edmonson died Thursday morning at 4 o’clock. He was buried Friday in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Feb 5, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nancy Carolina (Orr) Gibson-Edmonson married Jun. 18, 1901; s/o Richard Edmonson & Alvira (Farris) Edmonson per death certificate

Lila Beatrice (Tyner) Baxter
Mar 28, 1900 - Mar 6, 1932

Woman Who Died In Local Hospital Was Buried on Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Clint Baxter, aged about 32 years, who died in a local hospital Sunday morning were held at the Christian church at Bazette Monday afternoon with interment in the Prairie Point cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband, two children and several brothers and sisters.

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BAZETTE

BAZETTE. March 10.—(Spl.)—We are sorry to report the death of Mrs. Clint Baxter. She died Saturday night in the hospital. The funeral services were held in the Christian church Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with interment in the Prairie Point cemetery. Rev. J. L. Hines and Rev. B. L. McCord had charge of the service.

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Mary Frances “Fannie” (Meadows) Kent-Watkins
1851 - Dec. 14, 1931

FUNERAL TUESDAY FOR AGED RESIDENT EUREKA COMMUNITY

Funeral services were held at the Providence Baptist church at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Fannie Watkins, age 80 years who died at her home at Eureka Monday night at 10 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. J. R. Darwood, Methodist minister. Interment was in the Providence cemetery.

Mrs. Watkins was one of the pioneers of this section of the state, having lived in Navarro county 75 years or more.

Surviving are two sons, Mataw Kent, Roane; Melvin Kent, Eurerka; a daughter, Ella B. Kent, Eureka, four grandsons, two granddaughters, T. H. Kent, Corsicana, a brother in law and a sister, Mrs. Docia McCammon, Corsicana.

L. B. Bonner had charge of the funeral arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Dec 15, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Alexander B. “Alex” Kent married Jul. 30, 1874 2nd husband T or F. R. Watkins married Aug. 20, 1890; d/o Obediah James Meadows & Barsheba (Lindsey) Meadows

John Barrett Phares
Dec 8, 1862 - Jun 8, 1931

PROVIDENCE MAN DIED ON MONDAY BURIAL TUESDAY

John Barrett Phares, 68, long-time resident of Navarro county, died at his home in the Providence community Monday afternoon and the funeral services were held at the Providence Baptist church Tuesday at 3 p.m., with interment in the Providence cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. H. B. Carraway, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Nina Inman, Mrs. Emma Smith and Mrs. J. J. Upchurch, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Lahorn and Mrs. Nep Veneta, both of Corsicana; one brother, E. J. Phares, Providence, and nine grand-children.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Hamilton, Hub Kent, M. McCastle, R. M. McCarter, Slater Lamb and Ernest Singleton.

Honorary pallbearers were J. A. Wallace, H. I. Singleton, Bill Pritchett, Randolph Robinson, Lewis Bonner, John Bonner and friends of the family.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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INFANT SON Mullenix
Aug 16, 1932 - Aug 17, 1932

Infant Buried At Mildred Thursday

Funeral services for the one-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Mullinex, who died Wednesday night, were held at Mildred Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Surviving are the parents, a brother and two sisters.

Corley Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Elbert N. “Bert” Rawson
Aug 6, 1872 - Sep 19, 1930

WELL KNOWN OIL MAN DIED RESULT OF HEART ATTACK

BERT RAWSON STRICKEN AND DIED SUDDENLY LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for E. N. (Bert) Rawson, aged 60 years, oil lease worker, who died suddenly late Monday afternoon, were held from the family residence, 725 West Ninth avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with burial in the Providence cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mr. Rawson was taken suddenly ill while at work in the local oil field Monday afternoon and was rushed to Corsicana for treatment. After he had been brought in a local drug store and treated by a physician, it was stated. He was placed in an ambulance and rushed to a hospital but died en route to the hospital. A heart attack was given as the cause of death.

He had resided in Navarro county 40 years and in Corsicana 20 years. He formerly resided in the Eureka community prior to moving to Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Aline Rawson, three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Frost, Dallas; Mrs. T. M. Kent, Eureka; and Mrs. I. T. Kent, Corsicana, and a brother, George Rawson, Corsicana.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, September 20, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Marguerite S. “Maggie” (Harrison) Rawson; s/o Robert James Rawson & Sarah E. “Sallie” (Etheridge) Rawson

Elias Franklin Seale
Sep 25, 1856 - Jan 13, 1931

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED IN CORSICANA

E. Franklin Seale, aged 74 years, native of Texas, and long-time resident of the Pursley community prior to moving to Corsicana, died at his home in Exall Heights Saturday morning at 8 o’clock after an illness of several weeks, and the funeral services will be held at the Pursley Church of Christ Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Pursley cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, minister of the Corsicana Church of Christ.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. S. F. Herod, Richland, and one son, E. Aubrey Seale, Corsicana.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, June 13, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Laura (Hall) Seale died 1882 buried in FAulkenberry cem. Limestone Co., Tx. 2nd Mary Frances (Herod) Seale married Nov. 28, 1886 assumed 3rd wife Mattie (Jones) Seale married Sep. 2, 1900 s/o Lewis Perry Seale, Jr. and Margaret H. A. (McGaughey) Seale

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR E. F. SEALE

Funeral services for E. Franklin Seale, 74, native of Texas and long time resident of Navarro county, who died at his home in Exall Heights Saturday morning after an illness of several weeks were held at the Pursley Church of Christ Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Pursley cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, Corsicana Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. S. F. Herod, Richland, and Miss Alma Seale, Corsicana; one son, Aubrey Seale, Rodney; two brothers, Lewis and Willie Seale both of Thornton, and one sister, Mrs. Newberry, Durant, Okla.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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PURSLEY

PURSLEY, June 18.—(Spl.)—F. E. Seale was buried in the Pursley cemetery Sunday afternoon.

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Dean Jackson Mathis, Sr.
Sep 27, 1891 - Sep 19, 1976

D. J. Mathis

Funeral services are to be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel for D. J. Mathis, 84, of Corsicana who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. David Hale will officiate and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Mathis was a native of Cameron and had lived in Corsicana since 1932.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. D. J. Mathis of Corsicana; two sons, L. V. Mathis of Crockett and R. T. Mathis of San Antonio; a sister, Mrs. Hallie Weir, of Beaumont; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Mamie Lee (Underwood) Mathis
Jun 25, 1906 - Nov 2, 1977

Mrs. Mathis

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. D. J. (Mamie) Mathis, 71, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital

The Rev. David Hale will officiate, with burial following at Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was a native of Crockett, lived in Corsicana 47 years and was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include two sons, L. V. Mathis of Crockett and R. T. Mathis of San Antonio; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a brother Elmer Underwood of Grand Prairie.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Mearl (Garvin) Southard
Oct 21, 1924 - Oct 11, 1994

Mearl Southard

Mearl Southard, 69, of Blooming Grove, died Oct. 11, 1994, in Saint Paul Hospital in Dallas.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Southard of Blooming Grove; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Glenda Southard, Jr. of Blooming Grove and bill and Pat Southard of Blooming Grove; two daughters and sons-in-laws, Ann and Harold Riddlerhuber of Hillsboro and Deniese and Steve Nicholson of Barry; two brothers, John Garvin and Earl Garvin, both of Lancaster; three sisters, Fay Ingrham of Grand Prairie, Sue Brumalow of Terrell and Billie Jean Christie of Kerens; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Roy Kenneth Southard, Sr. married Mar. 7, 1942; d/o Charles Leslie Garvin & Nora Pearl (Frederick) Garvin buried in Lone Oak cemetery

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Mearl Southard

Mearl Southard, 69, of Blooming Grove, died Oct. 11, 1994, in Saint Paul Hospital in Dallas.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana, with Tommy Hood officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Southard of Blooming Grove; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Glenda Southard, Jr. of Blooming Grove and bill and Pat Southard of Blooming Grove; two daughters and sons-in-laws, Ann and Harold Riddlerhuber of Hillsboro and Deniese and Steve Nicholson of Barry; two brothers, John Garvin and Earl Garvin, both of Lancaster; three sisters, Fay Ingrham of Grand Prairie, Sue Brumalow of Terrell and Billie Jean Christie of Kerens; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Trae Southard, Jon Southard, Clint Southard, Brandon Nicholson, Zane Nicholson, Alan Thedford, Larry Haden and Hal Riddlerhuber.

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Pinckney Hubbard Vinson
Jul 27, 1850 - Feb 26, 1934

FAIRFIELD, March 3.—(Spl.)—P. H. Vinson, aged 83, resident of the Winkler section 37 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. L. Anders, near Winkler, Monday. Burial was in the St. Elmo cemetery Tuesday afternoon, Revs. Shaddix and Jones conducted the services. Mr. Vinson is survived by seven children, namely: Mrs. C. F. Simpson of Fairfield; Mrs. W. T. Anders and Mrs. R. L. Johnson of Winkler; Mrs. S. H. Lee of Streetman; Mrs. C. E. Rooney and G. C. Vinson of Corsicana and Mrs. J. P. Lewis of Spur.

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Wiley Blount Newman
Jan 26, 1847 - Apr 17, 1931

PIONEER CITIZEN BURIED SATURDAY ST. ELMO CEMETERY

Funeral services were held at three o’clock Saturday afternoon for Wiley Newman, 84, who died at his home in the Winkler community Friday. Services were held at his home with burial in St. Elmo cemetery.

Mr. Newman was a Confederate veteran and was one of the oldest citizens of Navarro county. He always took an active part in civic affairs and was well known in all sections of the county.

Surviving are one son, Jack Newman, East Texas; two daughters, Mrs. William Moore, Coolidge, and Mrs. Jim Hagler, Winkler.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, April 18, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Frances (Mayo/Lyons) Newman married Aug. 8, 1882 (marriage record says Fannie A. Mayo—children’s death certificate says Frances Lyons) s/o Jim Newman and May Lee Newman per death certificate
  • Civil War Veteran

Ernest E. Anderson
Feb 21, 1921 - Oct 22, 1932

Streetman Boy Is Buried Sunday; Died In Local Hospital

Funeral services for Ernest Anderson, aged 11 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Anderson of the Streetman community, who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Saturday morning at 5 o’clock, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock at St. Elmo cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Rouse and Misses Edna and Mattie Fay Anderson and three brothers, G. R., Robert Lee and Max Anderson, all of the Streetman community.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Kit Carson Fitch
Jul 27, 1888 - Jul 30, 1932

WINKLER VETERAN OF WORLD WAR DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Carson Fitch, aged 42 years, of Winkler, World War veteran, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Saturday night at 11:30 o’clock following an illness of three weeks and the funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the St. Elmo church with burial in the St. Elmo cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Walker of Teague. Masons of Winkler had charge of the services at the grave.

Surviving are his wife, seven children, Nataline, Billie, Owens, Robert
Welton, Mary Helen, Mona and Maxine Fitch, all of Winkler; parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Fitch, Winkler; three brothers, Hubbard, G. C., and Pierce Fitch, all of Winkler; and seven sisters, Mrs. Ruth McLendon, San Francisco, Cal.; Mrs. Hazel Browning, Streetman; Mrs. Sallie Walton, Mrs. Catherine White, Mrs. Jimmie Reeves and Misses Uta and Margarite Fitch, all of Jacksonville.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Guy Robinson Pennington
Sep 7, 1899 - Sep 13, 1932

Man Burned Death In Henderson Was Buried in Richland

RICHLAND, Sept. 16.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Guy Pennington, age 33 years, who was burned to death at Henderson Wednesday when an oil drum exploded, were held here Friday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife, three children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Pennington, Houston; five brothers, Dennis, Will, Howard, Gary and Hugh Pennington.

The funeral was under the direction of McCammon-Brown Funeral Home.

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Lorenzo Dow Hilburn
Apr 10, 1824 - Nov 22, 1903

Bodies of Parents Interred Richland

WORTHAM, Aug. 12.—(Spl.)—After being buried thirty years the bodies of Mr. Hilburn and Mrs. Hilburn were moved from a cemetery near Abilene and interred in Richland cemetery. For some time it was the desire of Pete Hilburn of Richland that the bodies of his mother and father be moved to the
Richland cemetery. Arrangements were made with the Burleson and Son funeral directors, of Wortham. Mr. Hilburn and Oliver Burleson left Thursday for the above purpose, and interment was made in the Richland cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, August 12, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Eliza Jane (Riggs) Hilburn s/o Ambrose Hilburn & Keziah (Waglin) Hilburn
  • ( son Ambrose “Pete” Hilburn had parents moved from Abilene cemetery to Richland cemetery)

Eliza Jane (Riggs) Hilburn
May 11, 1824 - Aug 11, 1890

Bodies of Parents Interred Richland

WORTHAM, Aug. 12.—(Spl.)—After being buried thirty years the bodies of Mr. Hilburn and Mrs. Hilburn were moved from a cemetery near Abilene and interred in Richland cemetery. For some time it was the desire of Pete Hilburn of Richland that the bodies of his mother and father be moved to the
Richland cemetery. Arrangements were made with the Burleson and Son funeral directors, of Wortham. Mr. Hilburn and Oliver Burleson left Thursday for the above purpose, and interment was made in the Richland cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, August 12, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Lorenzo Dow Hilburn
  • ( son Ambrose “Pete” Hilburn had parents moved from Abilene cemetery to Richland cemetery)

H. A. Henderson
abt 1903 - Mar 18, 1932

Oil Field Worker Electrocuted East Texas Field, Buried

Funeral services for H. A. Henderson, 29 years of age, employee of an oil company at Tyler, who was electrocuted Friday evening when he came in contact with a high voltage wire in the East Texas oil field, were held from the Richland Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the
Richland cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a child, mother, several brothers and other relatives at Richland.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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William Festus Tucker
Aug 28, 1881 - Feb 2, 1932

RICHLAND BUSINESS MAN AND LEADER IS BURIED THURSDAY

Funeral services for W. F. Tucker, 50, merchant, churchman and civic leader of Richland, who died suddenly at his home in Richland, who died suddenly at his home in Richland Tuesday night at 6:30 o’clock, were held from the First Methodist church at Richland Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the
Richland cemetery. He had been the superintendent of the Sunday School and a steward in the Methodist church here for 26 years. Rev. Horace Pottect conducted the funeral services.

Mr. Tucker had been at his store Tuesday morning, but had remained at home in the afternoon due to a slight attack of indigestion and was assisting in some home canning at the time he was stricken with a heart attack. He was a native of Tennessee.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Forest Sandlin, Harlingen; a son, Ivan Tucker, Richland; two stepchildren, Mrs. Floy Heeler, Harlingen and John Henry White, Richland; one brother and five sisters.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Katherine Elmire/Elviney Ridge
Oct 6, 1930 - Apr 22, 1932

Little Child Died Friday Afternoon In Local Hospital

Funeral services for Katherine Ridge, age 18 months, who died early Friday afternoon at the P. and S. hospital, will be conducted from the home of Mrs. Mary Ware at Richland, Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock, and burial will be in the
Richland cemetery. She is survived by mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Ridge, and two brothers, Clyde and Edell Ridge, all of Richland.

The deceased died after a sickness of a few days. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home.

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Christopher Columbus Owen
Jan 12, 1855 - Mar 3, 1932

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED NEAR MILDRED

C. C. OWEN HAD RESIDED IN THIS COUNTY ABOUT SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS

C. C. Owen, aged 77 years, native of Illinois, but resident of Navarro county for 75 years, died at the home of his son, W. G. Owen near Mildred, Thursday morning at 8 o’clock, following an illness of several weeks, and the funeral services will be held at the Ward cemetery Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Mr. Owen was well known in this section. He was stricken with paralysis some time ago.

Surviving are two sons, O. A. Owen, Corsicana, and W. C. Owen, Mildred; a daughter, Mrs. Mattie Estell, Missouri; four grandchildren, Tom Estell, Corsicana, veteran baseball pitcher with the San Antonio club of the Texas League; Lee Estell and James Estell, both of Missouri, and Nell Owen, Corsicana, drum major of the University of Texas Longhorn band; two great-grandchildren, Tom Milton Estell, Corsicana, and Jim Milton Estell, St. Louis; four brothers, G. W. Owen, Oklahoma; J. S. Owen, Malakoff; L. Owen, Pursley, and T. J. Owen, Purdon, and four sisters, Mrs. A. O. Gross, Arkansas; Mrs. G. W. Franklin, Oklahoma; Mrs. M. J. Nutt, Pursley, and Mrs. Cassie Wells, Caddo, and a number of other relatives.

Mr. Owen came to Navarro county in 1857.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

Members of the family invited all friends of the deceased to attend the funeral services to be held at the Ward cemetery Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, March 3, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Nancy H. (Payne) Owen married Jan. 13, 1875 2nd wife Annie Lou (Leetch) Owen married Jan. 10, 1883; s/o William Preston Owen & Barbara Miley (Roberts) Owen

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR C. C. OWEN

Funeral services for C. C. Owen, 77, native of Illinois, but resident of Navarro county for 75 years, who died in the Mildred community Thursday morning at 8 o’clock after a stroke of paralysis several weeks ago, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Ward cemetery where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ church here.

Mr. Owen was well known in Navarro county.

Surviving are two sons, O. A. Owen, Corsicana, and W. G. Owen, Mildred; a daughter, Mrs. Mattie Estell, Missouri; four grandchildren, Tom Estell, Corsicana; Nell Owen, Corsicana; Lee Estell and James Estell, both of Missouri; two great-grandchildren, Tom Milton Estell, Corsicana, and Jim Milton Estell, St. Louis; four brothers, G. W. Owen, Oklahoma; J. S. Owen, Malakoff; L. Owen, Pursley, and T. J. Owen, Purdon; four sisters, Mrs. A. O. Gross, Arkansas; Mrs. G. W. Franklin, Oklahoma; Mrs. M. J. Nutt, Pursley, and Mrs. Cassie Wells, Caddo.

Pallbearers were Tom Estell and Neil Owen, grandsons, and Russell Owen, Weaver Owen, O. T. Nutt and Glenn Wells, nephews.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland- McCammon Funeral Home.

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John Lassey Leetch
Jan 10, 1859 - Jan 10, 1936

PURSLEY RESIDENT DIED IN HOSPITAL HERE EARLY TODAY

J. L. Leetch, aged 77 years, resident of Pursley, died in the P. and S. hospital Friday morning at 3 o’clock and the funeral will be held at the Pursley cemetery Friday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock where interment will be made. The rites will be conducted by Leslie Thomas, minister of the Corsicana Church of Christ. Mr. Leetch had resided in Navarro county practically all of his life.

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Velma Leetch, Pursley; a sister, Mrs. L. Owen, Pursley, and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Jan 10, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Ward cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • 1st wife Leona Leetch married Jul. 5, 1882 2nd wife Minnie (Stephens) McCullough-Leetch married Mar. 1, 1910 s/o Robert Galloway Leetch & Sarah (Pillow) Leetch
     

INFANT DAUGHTER Nutt
Oct. 4, 1932 - Oct. 5, 1932

Infant Buried at Pursley Thursday

Funeral services for the one-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nutt of the Pursley community, who died Wednesday night at 8 o’clock, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Ward cemetery.

The services were directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Lovell Allen Richardson
Feb 17, 1873 - Apr 27, 1932

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR L. A. RICHARDSON

Funeral services for Lovell A. Richardson, aged 59 years, who died at his home five miles north of Corsicana early Wednesday afternoon, were held at the Zion’s Rest cemetery Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. B. K. Marney, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Vernon Richardson, Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Dimple Sandifer, Teague; and Misses Katie, Bertha, Sybil, Virginia and Loree Richardson, all of Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Richardson, Emhouse; two brothers, A. M. Richardson and J. N. Richardson, both of Emhouse; and three sisters, Mrs. Nannie Lyne, Emhouse; Mrs. Sinia Cook, Corsicana; and Mrs. Nomia Fincher, Ennis.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, April 28, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Maggie Arena (Holcomb) Richardson; s/o General Lafayette Richardson & Barbara Allen (Foster) Richardson

James Benjamin Grantom
Dec 19, 1856 - Mar 22, 1932

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR J. B. GRANTOM

Funeral services for James Benjamin Grantom, aged 75 years, native of Tennessee, who died at his home in Northeast Corsicana Tuesday morning at 7 o’clock, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Pentecostal church with interment in Zion’s Rest cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Houston Birmingham, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, Tom Grantom, Itasca; Will Grantom, Van Alstyne; Austin Grantom, Hillsboro, and Henry Grantom, Slay, Texas; and three daughters, Mrs. Mary Alsup, Navarro; Mrs. Maggie Alsup, Corsicana and Mrs. Laura Fudge, Corsicana.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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James Wilbur Coffey
Nov 23, 1931 - Jan 12, 1932

Little Child Died Tuesday At Noon; Burial Wednesday

James Wilbur Coffey, two-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Coffey, 917 East Ninth avenue, died Tuesday at noon and the funeral will be held from the family residence Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

Surviving are the parents.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Lenora (Sutton) Cox
Jan 15, 1870 - Jul 16, 1932

MRS. LENORA COX DIED SATURDAY; BURIAL SUNDAY

Mrs. Lenora Cox, age 62 years, wife of L. B. Cox, died at the family home 712 North Thirteenth street at 12:30 Saturday afternoon and funeral services will be held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. T. Reed, 1001 South Seventeenth and Half, street Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, four sons, Clyde Cox, Paola, Okla.; Burt Cox, Sidney, Leon Cox, Overton, Elda Cox, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Cecil Dixon, Paola, Okla; Mrs. A. D. Staley, Milo, Okla.; Mrs. Cleo Price, Milo, Okla. and Mrs. T. T. Reed, Corsicana.

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Dorothy Mae Cook
Jan 9, 1921 - May 22, 1932

Young Girl Died Sunday Morning and Was Buried Monday

Dorothy Mae Cook, 11-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Cook, died Sunday morning and the funeral was held Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the family residence, 110 East Woodlawn, with burial in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ church.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Jacqueline and Jaunita and a brother William Cook.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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INFANT SON Brashear
B&D Sep. 24, 1932

Infant Buried At. Zion’s Rest Today

Funeral services for a son-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Brashear, 221 West Twelfth avenue, who died at 4:50 o’clock Saturday morning, were held at Zion’s Rest Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock where burial was made.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Lita Mae Brashear
Sep 24, 1932 - Sep 13, 1933

Little Child Died Early Hour Thursday Burial Zion’s Rest

Leta Mae Brashear, year-old-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Brashear, 221 West. Twelfth avenue, died Thursday morning at 3 o’clock and the funeral was scheduled at Zion’s Rest cemetery Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock where interment was to be made.

Surviving are the parents, three brothers, Roland C., Alvan and Homer Brashear and two sisters, Wilyie Mae and Mildred Brashear.

The funeral is being directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Janice Kay (Barron) Hicks
Jun 4, 1945 - Nov 23, 2017

Janice Kay Barron Hicks, 72 of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. She was born June 4, 1945 in Austin to Lano and Yonia Belle Prince Barron. Kay touched the lives of many youngsters as a counselor in Drane Middle School for over 30 years. She was especially attentive to the State Home and IOOF students. She loved every student and they loved her. After retirement Kay spent many hours in her yard with her flowers and her decorations. She was an avid gardener and decorator. She never missed a holiday without some kind of decoration. Kay was the perfect model of a lady (beautiful inside and out.) She will be missed by all those who knew her.
Kay is preceded in death by her father, R. Lano Barron; mother Yonia Belle Prince Barron.
She is survived by husband Billy Hicks; children, Robert Todd Hicks and wife Jamie, Charles Ralston Hicks and wife Trish, Marjorie Elizabeth Joyner and husband Mark, Anna Janine Maples and husband Steve; grandchildren, Kaelin Hicks, Macie Hicks, Victoria Plemons, William Johnson, Britt Betts, Tanya Betts, Lee Tammell, Waylon Trammell; 13 great grandchildren; brother, Bobby Barron and wife Janice; nephews and nieces, Chad Barron, Jerrod Null, Amber Null, Emily Null; cousins, Bob Prince and J.C. Prince.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Steven Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Waylon Trammell, William Johnson, Lee Trammell, Jarrod Null, Grant Plemons, Chad Barron.

Notes:

  • Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Nov 27, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Billy Hicks; d/o R. Lano Barron & Yonia Belle (Prince) Barron

Dee Ann (Dunagan) Marcum
Jul 13, 1959 - Nov 19, 2017

Dee Ann Marcum, 58 of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 in Waco. She was born July 13, 1959 in Dallas to Bryan and Terrie Dunagan. She was a member of Harmony Christian Ministries and very active with her church family.

Dee enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her father Bryan Dunagan.

She is survived by mother Terrie Dunagan of Corsicana; daughter Brandi Marcum Garcia of Corsicana; grandchildren Gavin, Nadia and Kameron Garcia; sisters Dionne Dunagan-Payne of Temple, Janet Schmidt of Corsicana.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Tony Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

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Lela Elizabeth "Pete" Schlemmer
Apr 3, 1920 - Dec 1, 2017
 

Lela Elizabeth "Pete" Schlemmer, age 97, died peacefully Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. She was born on April 3, 1920 in Mineola to Noel Hill and Ara Alice Hill.

She married Alton E. Schlemmer in 1939; they were married for 58 years. She was an active member of Central Methodist Church. She worked at the Cotton Mill and retired from Adams Hat Factory. She was an avid 42-domino player, and enjoyed playing with family and friends. She also enjoyed Bingo and had a "green thumb"; she could grow anything and loved all kinds of flowers and plants. She was a devoted, wife, mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her siblings, Jewel Bodiford of Houston, Faye Joyce of Corsicana, Valarie Phillips of Livingston, Johnny Hill of Houston and Travis Hill of Louisiana.

Lela is survived by her son, Alton Gary Schlemmer of Corsicana; her daughter Melody Smith and husband, Paul of Corsicana; her granddaughter Hallie Caldwell and husband, Grant of Bedford; her grandson, Chase Smith of Pearland; great-granddaughter Lydia Caldwell; her sister, Marie Lancaster of Kerens and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Nancy Schluster officiating. A private burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana. All are welcome to join the family in celebrating Lela's life.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association at 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 or the charitable organization of your choice. The family would like to thank the staff of Heritage Oaks Retirement Village for their dedicated service and care and give a special thank you to Dr. Kent Rogers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, December 4, 2017
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Alton Edward Schlemmer; d/o Noel Hill & Ara Alice (Strawn) Hill both buried in Prairie Point Cem.

Robbie Nadine (Ponder) Elmore
Mar 21, 1931 - Apr 14, 2018

Robbie Nadine Ponder Elmore of Carrolton, Texas and formerly of Frost, Texas passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the age of 87. She was born in Frost on March 21, 1931 to William Freeman Ponder and Nannie Gay Albritton Ponder. Robbie married Harold Elmore after he returned from serving his country on July 9, 1948 in Mertens, Texas. She worked for the Frost ISD while their children were in school and later retired from the USDA office after working in the Hillsboro office and Waxahachie office. All this time she helped Harold farm and raise their children. She was a member of the Frost Baptist Church even though they moved several years ago to be closer to their children. Family was important to Robbie, her husband and children is what she lived for every day.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her siblings; Bill, Norine, Gay, Elizabeth and David. Robbie is survived by her husband of almost 70 years Harold Elmore. Children; Lloyd Harold Elmore of Hurst and Nancy Gail Van Tiem and her husband Dennis of Carrollton. Granddaughters; Tonya Phillips and husband Lance of Dallas and Britany Hutchens and husband Branson of Saginaw. Great grandchildren; Davis Szanto of Dallas, Mattie Phillips of Dallas and Landon, Hayden and Leah Hutchens of Saginaw.

Visitation with the family will be Tuesday evening from 5:30 - 7:30pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. A celebration of her life will be Wednesday morning, April 18, 2018 at 10am at Frost Baptist Church with Bro. Jason Wilder officiating. Burial will follow the service at Richland Cemetery in Mertens with Ronnie Brown, Ronald Elmore, Mark Ponder, Lance Phillips, Davis Szanto and Branson Hutchens serving as pallbearers. The family ask that memorials be made to the Frost Baptist Church.

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Robbie Nadine Ponder Elmore of Carrol ton and formerly of Frost, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the age of 87.
Visitation with the family will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Frost Baptist Church with Bro. Jason Wilder officiating.
Interment to follow the service at Richland Cemetery in Mertens.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Jack Marvin Thomas
May 12, 1926 - Apr 8, 2018

Jack Marvin Thomas passed away in the comfort of his home Sunday, April 8, 2018. He was born and raised in Dallas (Oak Cliff) and was a graduate of Sunset High School. Jack served our country as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps., where he was stationed on the aircraft carrier USS Lake Champlain (CV-39) 1944 for its first trip (shake down) until the war was over. "Semper Fi." Jack used his G.I. Bill to acquire his pilots'license after his service in the Marine Corps. He continued to serve his community with a career in law enforcement. He began with the Grand Prairie Police Department and retired from Dallas County after 32 years of service. He was a Master Mason with membership of 42 years at the James Ladd Burgess #1305 lodge.
Jack enjoyed his retirement years at his farm in Frost, baling hay and feeding his cattle but most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents Hulda and Walwin Thomas; sons Fred, Tommy and Jack, Jr.; wife Marge Van Natten Thomas and brother Walwin Thomas, Jr.
Jack is survived by his sister Nancy Jane Thomas; son Richard Thomas; daughter Susie Thomas; grandchildren Kevin Scott Thomas and Michael Thomas; great grandchildren Karlie, Keri, Jack and Braydon and faithful dog Maxine.
Jack suffered a debilitating stroke on his 90th birthday in 2016. That day he was doing what he loved, baling hay. He is admired for his tremendous strength during this time. He remained sharp of mind, kind and thoughtful through many setbacks and he never gave up.
Special thanks to Crystal Mayfield, Tammy Zanter and Sue Hill who encouraged him to overcome each block in the path.
The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 in the Chapel of West/Hurtt Funeral Home. Funeral service to follow after visitation.
Interment will be held in the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.
Those serving as pallbearers will be Dick Davis, Billy Watson, Brad Justiss, Kenny Meazell, Evan Adams and Miguel Nava. Honorary pallbearer will be Ray Stewart.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials or donations be made in Mr. Thomas' name to either the American Stroke Foundation at www.americanstroke.org, the Veterans Resource Center at www.VeteransResourceCenter.org or the Texas Fallen Officer Foundation at www.texasfof.org
Please provide the charity with the family's name and address so acknowledgements may be sent.

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Happy Frederick Slauson
Feb 17, 1964 - Mar 14, 2018

Happy Frederick Slauson passed away March 14, 2018 at his home in Corsicana at the age of 54. He was born Feb. 17, 1964 in Norman, Oklahoma to Fred and Jo Ann Banks Slauson. He was a General Contractor and worked in the construction business for the majority of his life. His hobby was making something beautiful and useful out of wood; he was an amazingly creative craftsman.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Slauson; and wife, Linda Slauson.

Happy is survived by his loving children, Wesley Slauson and wife, Robyn of Lakewood, Washington and Melissa Hignett and husband, Chase of Grand Prairie; one grandchild, Zane Ripley; mother, JoAnn Banks Slauson of Thornton; step-sons, Chad and Shane Hendley, three sisters, Charlise Boyer and husband, Richard, Bonnie Simon and husband, Mark and Becky Williams all of Corsicana; brother, Michael Slauson and wife, Melinda of Missouri City and nieces and nephews, Brandon and Brooke Horton and their son, James Horton, Chris and Brandi Hatley and their children Austin and Chrissy Hatley, Brittney Simon,John and Linsey Williams, Dante and Jamie Johnson and their children Maggie and Jake Johnson, Will Slauson, Alex Slauson and Emma Slauson.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2018 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Rev. Steve Nance officiating. Interment was held in the Cobb Cemetery in Thornton. Pallbearers were Wesley Slauson, John Williams, Dante Johnson, Chris Hatley, Austin Hatley and Mark Simon.

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Joe Steven Miles
Dec 30, 1949 - Mar 26, 2018

Joe Steven Miles of Richland Hills passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2018, in his home. He was born Dec. 30, 1949 in Corsicana. As a child, he was active in the Boy Scouts. A 1968 graduate of Corsicana High School, he attended Navarro Junior College, where he was involved in the choir. He served six years in the Army/National Guard as a jumpmaster. He later completed his Associate degree from Tarrant County Community College at 48 years of age. He worked as a water technician for the City of North Richland Hills for approximately 30 years.

Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Moore Miles; his mother, Ruth Adams Miles, and his father, Seth James Miles Jr.

He is survived by his daughter "D.D. Dedra Christly and husband, Michael and their children Seth and Cera; his daughter, Jamie Simpson and husband Ryan; his son Russell Swanson and family; son Darron Swanson and wife and son Skylar Russell and daughter, Kira. He is also survived by his sister Sidney Davis, his sister and brother in-law Sally and Randy Adams, along with several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 6 at Forest Ridge Memorial Park Chapel in North Richland Hills.

Joe was a loving brother, uncle, husband, father and grandfather and will be missed dearly.

Arrangements by Forest Ridge Funeral Home.

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Walfred Carl Kusma, Jr.
Aug 15, 1943 - Mar 25, 2018

Walfred Carl Kusma, Jr. passed away March 25, 2018. He was born Aug. 15, 1943 in St. Charles, Illinois.
Waff was preceded in death by his loving wife Linda Kusma. He is survived by her children, Melinda Gatewood and husband Larry and Sharon Bates; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Karen Yackley, Lillian Domzalski and her husband Bill along with numerous nieces and nephews that he had many great memories of.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Andrew "Drew" Aviles
Apr 13, 1954 - Mar 25, 2018

Andrew Aviles, 63, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018 at his residence in Corsicana. He was born in Galveston April 13, 1954 to John Robert Aviles and Julia Herrera. He was proud of being from the islands and relocated to Corsicana with his aunt and uncle which became his second home.

He lived for his son and grandchildren. He held a big family bond as he traveled all over to visit relatives no matter the distance.

He was known for his large stature which reflected his big heart. There was no such thing as friends when it came to Drew, everyone was "Family" which was evident in the bond he built with his brother "Massey."

He was preceded in death by his father, John Robert Aviles; mother, Julia Herrera De Hoyos; Tio "Papi" Herrera; three brothers and a sister.

He is survived by his son, Christopher Andrew Aviles; daughter-in-law, Doli Jean Guitierez; grandsons, Sammy and Noah Aviles; Tia Frances Herrera; nieces, Natalie De Hoyos and Habebah Gaber, and several other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at noon Sunday, April 1, 2018 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation will follow the service.

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Mary Elaine (Baber) Rice
Nov 29, 1956 - Dec 18, 2017

Mary Elaine Rice, 61 of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mary Elaine Rice, 61 of Corsicana, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017. She was born November 29, 1956 in Limestone, Maine to Robert H. Baber and Dorothea Jean Cannon Baber. Mary enjoyed reading, watching movies and her dog "Punkin".
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, son, Michael Lynn Brooks, daughter Victoria Elane Brooks. Grandchildren, Isiah Herrera, Gabriel Herrera, Vivianna Herrera, Kailey Bonner, Kaden Brooks. Brother, Rufus Ray Clark Jr. Sisters, Patricia B. Hall and Paulette Baber Renfrow. Also, numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held 4:00 pm Friday, December 29, 2017 at the American Legion 632 North Beaton Street, Corsicana.

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Maximino Velazquez
abt 1943 - Dec 26, 2017

Maximino Velazquez, 74, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 at his residence.
Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 at the Templo Nueva Vida in Corsicana.

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Mr. Maximino Velazquez, age 74, of Corsicana went home to his Lord on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at his residence. Max was born on May 29, 1943 in Mexico to Juan Manuel Velazquez and Rogelia Gonzalez Velazquez.
Max was a loving husband and father and worked for many years in the Paint & Body business.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Diana Velazquez Roman.
He is survived by his wife, Faustina Velazquez, his daughters; Aurora Rosas, and Sedalia Velazquez and his sons; Max Velazquez, Guillermo Velazquez, and Jose’ Juan Velazquez. He will be deeply missed by all.
Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 7 P.M. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. Services are scheduled for 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Templo Nueva la Vida with Pastor Noe Garcia officiating.

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Shaquille Rashad Rogers
Mar 8, 1993 - Dec 19, 2017

Shaquille Rashad Rogers, 24, of Colony passed away Dec. 19, 2017. He was born March 8, 1993 in Dallas.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at the Living Word Church located at 3900 FM 744 in Corsicana.
Arrangements made by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, 1236 N. Bus. 45, in Corsicana

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Macye Lexcine (Steele) Innis
Aug 24, 1928 - Dec 26, 2017

Macye Steele Innis passed away Dec. 26, 2017 at her home in Fort Worth surrounded by her family and loved ones. She was born on Aug. 24, 1928 in Streetman to Ruth Clark Steele and W.R. "Bob" Steele, who preceded her in death.
Macye always had a smile on her face and was loved by all who knew her. She was dedicated to her family and worked very hard to care for her four children, who all brought her so much joy. Macye enjoyed taking care of others, especially children, and she served in the Fort Worth Children's Hospital Medical Auxiliary. One of her passions was her home on Cedar Creek Lake, where she and her husband, John, spent many happy days with family and friends. She was a true beauty and always made those around her feel very special. She will be dearly missed by so many.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Dr. John Innis and her son-in-law, Steve Stroube.
She is survived by her children Rick Richards and wife, Janice, of Fairfield; Elaine Stroube, of Corsicana; Jim Innis, of Charleston, South Carolina and Sharion Bostic and husband, Billy, of Fort Worth; grandchildren Gil Stroube and wife, Lauren, of Fort Worth; Kate Hrobsky and husband, Dirk, of New York, New York; Anne Brown and husband, Turner, of Dallas; Chelsea Powers and husband, Kyle of Crozet, Virginia; Madeline Innis of Charleston, South Carolina; Lainey Bostic of Houston; Katie and Grace Bostic of Fort Worth; and seven great-grandchildren.
Macye's family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to her caregiver, Jill Greenslade, who has shown Macye so much love and care for the last five years.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman, with Pastor Steve Hayes officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas.

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Joe Ramirez
Oct. 5, 1930 - Nov. 11, 1933

Little Child Died Sunday Morning

Joe Ramirez, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Guadalupe Ramirez, died in the P. and S. Hospital Sunday morning and the funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with Burial in the cemetery located on the Foster farm north of Zions’ Rest.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Clifton Barnett "Joe" Sims
Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 24, 2018
 
C.B. (Joe) Sims of Corsicana died peacefully Jan. 24, 2018 at Twilight Home. He was born Jan. 11, 1921 to William Wesley Sims and Florence Barnett Sims in Bazette. He served proudly in the Air Force from 1942 to 1945 in New Guinea, Okinawa, and the Philippines and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. For 67 years he was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 63 and was an ordained deacon and elder of the Kerens Presbyterian Church. He was a retired salesman for Ben E. Keith Company of Fort Worth, and in his retirement, he enjoyed fishing area lakes with his Great Dane, Jazz. He will be lovingly remembered as a gentleman with a ready smile and great sense of humor.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his six siblings Willie May Noble, Henry D. (Bud) Sims, Gracie Tramel, Everett M. (Speck) Sims, Della Goodwin, and Sybil Robertson.
He is survived by his loving wife of almost 70 years, Billie Teetz Sims whom he married June 12, 194; four children, Kathy Collier (Gary) of Corsicana, David Sims of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Lisa Curington of Lufkin, and Eric Sims of Rosenberg. In addition, he is survived by five grandchildren, Joshua Collier of Chicago, Lindsey Betsill (John) of Arlington, and Cain, Sawyer, and Stone Sims of Rosenberg. He is also survived by great grandson, Henry Betsill, and several nieces and nephews.
A service of thanksgiving and witness to the resurrection will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 at the Kerens Presbyterian Church. Visitation with the family will be held following the service.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to the Kerens Presbyterian Church, 301 SW 3rd Street, Kerens, Texas 75144 or the Kerens Veterans Memorial, PO Box 71, Kerens, Texas 75144.
With heartfelt gratitude, the family thanks all the staff of Twilight Home and Hand to Hand Hospice for the compassion and loving care shown their husband and father during the last couple of months.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home

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Holden Kristopher Anderson
Jan 16, 1999 - Jan 22, 2018
 
Holden Kristopher Anderson of Corinth, sadly passed away Jan. 22, 2018 at the age of 19. He was born Jan. 16, 1999 in Arlington. He attended elementary schools in Corsicana and Arlington and middle school and high school in Lake Dallas. At the time of his death Holden was on the president's list with a 4.0 GPA at NCTC with his sights set on a degree in Electrical Engineering.

Holden was smart and funny and generous and kind and always willing to help others. From his dad he took a love of music, a dark sense of humor, a certain shyness in large crowds or new situations and a love of skittles and Dr. Pepper. From his mom he took (thankfully) his good looks, his sensitivity, his idea of right and wrong, and his big personality that came alive when surrounded by those he was comfortable with.

Holden was an accomplished musician and songwriter. He paid for and built a home recording studio himself and, beginning around age 13, recorded six albums of original songs, singing and playing all the instruments. Holden loved animals, knew sign language, was a great cook, and was a wonderful big brother despite a nearly 13 year age difference. He was an exceptional artist who filled countless notebooks with drawings, poems, song lyrics, and ideas for movies, books, and future artistic endeavors.

Holden loved The Office and Parks and Rec and Rick & Morty. His favorite movies were "Boyhood" and "Almost Famous." He loved the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beatles, Kendrick Lamar and Bright Eyes and going to concerts. He loved playing basketball, starred in track and football in middle and high school, and despite intense pressure from his Grandpa to become a Green Bay Packers fan, he was a true blue Cowboys fan. Holden was preceded in death by great-great grandmother Aletha Bell Maxwell of Gatesville; great grandparents Morris and Barbara Bruce of Corsicana, and great grandmothers Evelyn Anderson of Corsicana and Linda Lee of Corsicana; and cousin Jessica Anderson Ferguson of Corsicana.

Holden is survived by his mom and step-dad Trish and Stuart Kinsman of Corinth, and dad and step-mom Marc Anderson and Kim Dacus of Denton; sister Destini Anderson and brothers Beckett Anderson and Cooper Kinsman; great-grandmother Dorothy Dacus of Dallas and great-grandfather David Lee of Corsicana; grandparents Phil and Laura McClendon of Arlington, Bonnie and Mike Anthony of Odessa, David and Sue Kinsman of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Edgar and Debbra Anderson of Corsicana and Mark and Cindy Dacus of Flower Mound; aunt and uncles Janice and Verlo Levels of Tyler, Misty and Matthew Coles of Corsicana, Melinda and Lauri Engleman of Jewett and Cynthia and Albert Garrison of Wichita Falls; his best-friend Peyton Kranz of Corinth and his long-time girlfriend Megan Gordon of Flower Mound and countless aunts, uncles and cousins all across Texas.

A memorial service celebrating his life is being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at DeBerry Funeral Home, 2025 University Dr. Denton, TX 76201.

If you or someone you know ever needs help or someone to talk to, 24/7, please call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255.

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Ronald Lynn "Ronnie" Chandler
Apr 27, 1947 - Nov 12, 2017

Ronnie was preceded by both parents, Sarah Sims Chandler, Tom Steele Chandler and son Brett Lynn. Survivors include his brother Lyle Chandler, wife Brenda of Frisco, his Aunt Virginia White of Brenham, Nephew Jason Chandler & husband Adam of New York. Cousins Shirley McCann Gee & husband Jerry of Germantown, Tenn. Ted Glazener and wife Dru of Winnsboro, Jay White and Sally of Brenham.
Burial will be 12/10/17 at 2:00PM in the Chandler family plot at Cade Cemetery in Streetman, by his beloved son Brett and underneath the shade tree that Ronnie planted after Brett's passing.

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Doreena Mae (Hayes) Massey
Jun 24, 1932 - Nov 25, 2017

Doreena Mae Massey, 85 of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.
Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with graveside service following at 11 a.m. at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Rev. Robert Barnett officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Doreena Mae Massey, 85 of Corsicana passed away November 25, 2017 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. She was born June 24, 1932 in California to Harvey Lee Hayes and Ruth Pentico.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Don Massey. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Dixon and husband Mark of Burleson and daughter, Donna Scruggs of Dawson; sister, Alice Davidson and husband Raymon of Corsicana; grandchildren, Amy, Carrie, Lauren, Dustin, Jeffrey, Chris, Jeremy and a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 9:00 - 10:30 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with graveside service following at 11:00 am at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Rev. Robert Barnett officiating.

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  • w/o Donald "Don" Leighton Massey - d/o Harvey Lee Hayes and Ruth (Pentico) Hayes
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Mary Frances "Tiny" (Michaels) Burleson
Apr 3, 1920 - Dec 6, 2017
 
Mary Frances "Tiny" Burleson, treasured mother, grandmother and friend, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 in Corsicana, after a long and very blessed life. She was born April 3, 1920, the seventh of eight children, to Jim and Mary Michaels, Tiny was 97 at the time of her passing.
She grew up in a farming community where they met and she and Nuel married on May 22, 1936. At the time of his passing they were married for 64 years.
Tiny and Nuel worked together and made a comfortable living farming in the Waxahachie area and running a trucking business. Everyone that stopped by their home got to experience her "country cooking" and never left hungry. And as her grandchildren will attest - discussions at the dinner table included her sage views as the "world according to Tiny." She also enjoyed talking on the phone for hours, keeping up with her son, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, family and friends. Her love of music took her every week to "seniors" where for several hours a band would play old country music of their era.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nuel and siblings, Rastus, Albert, Eula Mae Reed, Marvin, Ivy Lee, Kathie Featherston and Enola Thompson.
She is survived by her son Ronnie Burleson and his wife Judi of League City. She was "Me-Maw" to her grandchildren Alicia Holtzhausen and husband Xavier of Frisco, Garrett Burleson and wife Kim of Houston and Ronni Abernathy of Houston. She is also survived by great-grandchildren Taylor and Sophie Heyen, Marlee and Preslee Abernathy, William, Matthew and David Burleson and Andre Hotlzhausen. Murdell Tucker and Bonnie McNeely were the daughters she never had; her brother's daughters came to live with them for a time, as she and Nuel gave them care, encouragement and love.
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home, 418 North 13th St., in Corsicana.
Her funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Dr. Michael G. Tucker and Pastor Steve Burleson officiating.
Interment to follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat. Immediately following the service, friends and family are invited to join us in celebrating Tiny's life.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions in Tiny's name be directed to your charity of choice.

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Zora Belle (Llewlyn) Anderson
Dec 20, 1866 - Jan 6, 1931

PURSLEY WOMAN DIED TUESDAY NIGHT BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Zora Belle Anderson, 64, wife of J. D. Anderson, died at the family home in the Pursley community Tuesday night at 9:40 and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Pursley cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Charlie and Willie Anderson, both of the Pursley community; four daughters, Miss Lela Anderson, Pursley; Mrs. H. F. Sutherland, Olusta, Okla.; Mrs. D. L. Lasey, and Mrs. Dovie Odom, of the Pursley community; three brothers and one sister, all of Kohako, Ark.

The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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Frank Reid
Jan 18, 1863 - Feb 7, 1931

DALLAS MAN WAS BURIED MONDAY IN PURSLEY CEMETERY

Frank Reid, aged 68 years, carpenter, died suddenly at his home, 1007 South Beacon Street, Dallas, Saturday morning with apoplexy and the funeral was held at the Pursley Cemetery Monday afternoon, where interment was held. The body arrived in Corsicana late Sunday night and was carried to the home of his brother-in-law, W. Y. Bankhead, 924 West Thirteenth avenue. The funeral cortege left the Bankhead residence for Pursley Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock.

He had been chief mechanic at the St. Paul Sanitarium in Dallas for seventeen years.

Surviving are his wife, one son, Charles Reid, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Reid, Dallas; and Mrs. Geneva O’Brien, San Antonio, and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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William Albert Murray
Mar 11, 1854 - Feb 1, 1932

NAVARRO RESIDENT DIED WEDNESDAY; BURIAL PURSLEY

W. A. Murray, aged 77 years, died at his home in Navarro at an early hour Wednesday morning, and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the Pursley cemetery where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, John Murray, Pursley, Dennis Murray, Anna; C. F. Murray, Mont Alva; and Alfred Murray, Navarro, and a daughter, Mrs. L. A. Herrell, Navarro.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Martha Jane (Copeland) Butler
Jan. 11, 1874 - May 27, 1932

MRS. W. H. BUTLER DIED AT EMHOUSE; BURIAL SATURDAY

EMHOUSE, May 28.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. W. H. Butler, age 68 years, who died at the home of her son, E. C. Butler, here Friday afternoon at 7 o’clock, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Pursley. The services were conducted by Rev. J. T. Stanley, pastor of the Baptist church here, assisted by Rev. W. Z. Corbin, Baptist Minister of Blooming Grove.

Mrs. Butler was a native of Georgia but had lived in Navarro county 34 years.

Surviving are three sons, Ernest C. Butler, Emhouse; Homer Butler, Pettys Chapel; John Butler, Longview; two daughters, Mrs. Sam Derryberry, Barry; Mrs. H. D. Battett, Dawson; one brother, R. M. Copeland, Pursley and one sister, MRs. J. W. Teague, Dawson.

Funeral was directed by Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Luther James Bentley
Feb 28, 1897 - Sep 25, 1932

Luther J. Bentley Died At Pursley: Is Buried on Monday

Luther James Bentley, aged 35 years, died at Pursley Sunday and the funeral was held from the Pursley Baptist Church Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Pursley cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Bob Evans.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Bentley, Pursley; four brothers, A.C., J. O., J. D. and C. A. Bentley, all of Pursley community; and two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Minefee, Cottonwood, and Miss Nora Bentley, Pursley.

He had been ill one week.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Michael Dale Collins
Mar 24, 1950 - Nov 20, 2017
 
Michael Dale Collins, 67 of Kerens, passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 at Paschal Funeral Home with cremation to follow.

A memorial service for Mike is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at the Kerens First Baptist Church with Bro. David LeFlore officiating.

Mike is survived by his wife, Mary Lee Collins of Kerens; son, Kenneth Collins of Corsicana; daughter, Teresa McNeese and husband Curtis of Kerens; sister, Deborah Gulley and husband John of Vicksburg, Mississippi; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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R. C. "C. Chicken" Murphy
May 14, 1960 - Oct 23, 2017
 
R.C. "C. Chicken" Murphy, 57, of Corsicana passed away Oct. 23, 2017 in Corsicana. He was born May 14, 1960.
Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at Harmony Baptist Church, 411 E. 12th Ave., with Bishop John Baker as Eulogist.
Arrangements made by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
 

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Kyle John Muldner
Nov 13, 1985 - Dec 1, 2017
 
Kyle John Muldner, age 32, of Blooming Grove went to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Kyle John was born in Clifton, Nov. 13, 1985 to Jim "Chief" Muldner, Jr. and Kimi Holt Muldner.

Kyle John graduated from Blooming Grove with the Class of 2004. He attended Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches.

Kyle John prided himself in the hospitality and food service management industry with Cotton Patch, where he touched many hearts and shared many smiles. Recently he changed the direction of his career and was finding success in construction with Premier MultiFab Company. Kyle John loved hunting, anything related to guns/shooting, grilling out, cooking and his beard. His favorite teams were The Dallas Cowboys and The Texas Rangers. Most importantly Kyle John loved his family; he loved his kids unconditionally just as his parents loved him. Being the youngest of four children Kyle John was very loved and cared for by his siblings. He proudly carried his last name.

Kyle John was always such a positive and happy individual. To know Kyle John was to love him. His crooked smile and blue eyes could light up anyone's day. Regardless of any struggles he might have been facing, he would put a smile on his face for the ones around him. Kyle John always took care of the ones he loved; from walking Granny Trussell through the streets of Blooming Grove at three years old to driving hours through the night to help a friend in need. Kyle John was always there and could always be counted on by his friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kimber Baechtle Muldner and his grandparents; Alicelee Muldner, Johnny Holt, Jim L. Muldner, Sr., and Diana Sargent.
He is survived by his parents; Jim "Chief" Muldner, Jr. and Kimi Holt Muldner of Frost; his brothers, Jimmy Lee Muldner III of Slidell, Louisiana and Cody Muldner of Blooming Grove; sister, Amanda Grant and husband, Brady of Fate; his children, Case William Muldner, Levi Muldner and Shiloh Mae Muldner. He is also survived by his grandparents Peter Nemers and wife, Duffy of Phoenix, Arizona; eight nephews and two nieces and numerous cousins.

A celebration of Kyle John Muldner's life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Corsicana with Rev. Russell Reed officiating.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made for the children of Kyle John Muldner.

Make checks payable to Cody Muldner, as the executor of the account;
c/o Cody Muldner, P.O. Box 242 Blooming Grove, TX 76626

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Nona Faye "Faye" (Cox) Richards
May 20, 1923 - Dec 25, 2017
 
Nona "Faye" Richards, 94, of Corsicana, went to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. She was born May 20, 1923 in Angus to parents Thomas and Auba Cox.
Faye and her husband of 57 years, Clyde, owned a small wholesale business, and for years sold candy to small stores in the area around Corsicana. Many days she would accompany her husband on his candy route. She was a member of Providence Primitive Baptist Church in Corsicana where her husband served as a deacon for 40 years.
Faye loved creating things with her hands. She, along with her sister Mary, was an avid quilter. They made over 100 baby quilts for family and friends. One of the highlights of the Richards Family Reunion was the beautiful, full size quilts they made, which were sold through raffle to family members. The quilts raised hundreds of dollars for the family reunion fund each year. Faye also loved to cross stitch, embroidery, and crochet. She also spent many hours working jigsaw puzzles.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Clyde, and her two sisters, Mary E. Richards and Laura R. Smith.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews including Lou Archibald, David Richards, and Jackie Nicholson. She will also be missed by close friends Linda Fannin and Karen Hammond.
Visitation with the family will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services to be held prior to visitation at 2 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Home chapel with Elder Travis Brown officiating.
Interment will follow at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Larry Fuller, Billy Richards, Bob Luther, James Richards, Buddy Richards, Danny Richards, and Derwood Richards.
The family would like to thank Heritage Oaks Retirement Village nurses and staff for their care and concern for Faye for the past three years.

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Rev. Clyde Earl Franks
Jan 3, 1951 - Dec 25, 2017
 
Rev. Clyde E. Franks, 66, of Crockett went to be with his Lord and Savior on Christmas morning, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Jan. 3, 1951 in Corsicana to Roy Eugene Franks, Sr. and Mary Florence Boyte Franks.

He was an ordained minister, and has enjoyed several churches over the years.

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

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Franks of Crockett; son, Michael Franks and wife Christie of Ranger; granddaughter, Brianna Thompson and husband Christopher of Gorman; grandsons, Robert Franks and wife Cristy of Victoria and Adam Franks of Ranger; step-granddaughters, Sarah Fuqua of Grand Prairie, Tori Fuqua and Tiffany Ponce of Ranger; step-grandsons, Christian Everts and Oren Thompson of Gorman; sisters, Glenda Robinson and Sue Lancaster of Corsicana; brother, Roy Franks of Corsicana, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at the House of Praise Church of God with Chaplin Larry Hart and the Rev. Jessie Taylor officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Franks, Christopher Thompson, Lance Northen, Johnny Forstman, Shannon Wiggins and William Robinson.

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Virginia (Berry) Fletcher
Nov 26, 1920 - Dec 26, 2017

Virginia Berry Fletcher, 97, of Gilmer passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2017 at the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. She was born Nov. 26, 1920 in Corsicana to John Van and Hildred Jackson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at the Matinburg Baptist Church with Pastor Roy Elledge officiating. Interment will follow in the Matinburg Cemetery.

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Mrs. Virginia Berry Fletcher, 97, Gilmer passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2017 at the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas. She was born on November 26, 1920 in Corsicana to John Van and Hildred Jackson.
She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She had a big heart and would help anybody she could. She was a member of the Matinburg Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Albert A. Berry and Howard Fletcher; and a grandson, Robert Berry, Jr.
She is survived by her son, Robert W. Berry, Sr. of Fort Worth; grandson, Warren van Berry of Stephenville; and a great granddaughter, Robyyn Flahart of Roanoke.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the Matinburg Baptist Church with Pastor Roy Elledge officiating. Interment will follow in the Matinburg Cemetery.
 


Rose Kathryn (Hardcastle) Baggett
Mar 8, 1933 - Jan 5, 2018
 
Rose Kathryn Baggett, 84, passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, animal lover, and friend. Rose was very passionate about many things including her love for travel, collecting whatever she found beauty in, preparing extravagant meals for her family, but most of all, she was passionate about her family and her faith.

She was born March 8, 1933, in Carlsbad, New Mexico, to Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Hardcastle.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Chaplain Colonel Jimmie D. Baggett, USAF, of Corsicana.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Kim Baggett of Corsicana; son Mark Baggett (and the late Sherry Baggett) of Corsicana; grandson Joshua Baggett of Beeville; granddaughter Lindsay of Little Rock, Arkansas; granddaughters Jessica of Corsicana, Emily of Aiken, South Carolina and two great-grandsons, Wesley and Alexander.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. There will be a private burial at the Dallas, Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America at www.alz.org

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Kent Rogers and the staff at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village for their unwavering professionalism and dedication to caring for our precious Rose.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Jesse Floyd Minatra
Dec 12, 1938 - Dec 28, 2017
 
Jesse Floyd Minatra, 79, Waynesboro, Tennessee was born Dec. 12, 1938 in Corsicana, the son of the late Jessie Willard and Emma Jewell Sinclair Minatra, and departed this life Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

He was a backhoe operator and member of International Operating Engineers Union for 42 years.

He is survived by son, Jeffrey Minatra (Shelley,) Waynesboro, Tennesse; daughters, Sheila Minatra Gray (David,) Nashville, Tennessee; Megan Marjorie Minatra (Jake Shama,) Council Bluffs, Iowa; sisters, Anita Harris (Ken,) of Crawford, Sandra Minatra (Jim Bush,) of Waxahachie, Verna Hudson (Danny,) of Corsicana; grandchildren, Keith and Kayla Minatra, Amanda Quinter, Alora Pope, Drew Bunch; great-grandchildren, Caymen and Caroline Dickey and Olivia Quinter and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 at Shackelford Funeral Directors chapel, Waynesboro, Tennessee, with Jay Clanton officiating.

Burial was held in North Highland Cemetery, Waynesboro, Tennessee, Shackelford Funeral Directors, Wayne County, directing. Pallbearers were Dan Cole, Keith (Kojack) Morgan, Brent Gallaher, Jimmy Taylor, Keith Hatcher and Marlon Fielder.

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Elois Littleton
abt 1952 - Apr 14, 2018

Elois Littleton, 66, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Dallas. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Bethel AME Church, Corsicana.
Arrangements by Eternal Rest Funeral Home, Ennis. Internment will be in Chatfield

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • This just states Chatfield, but it could be Memorial I or 2 in Chatfield since she is having her funeral at the AME church. I went to the funeral home site and it didnt even say Chatfield.

Lauren Atkeisson
Sep 29, 1999 - Dec 3, 2017
 
Lauren Atkeisson, 18, of Kerens, Texas, was called to her Heavenly Home Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Lauren was born Sept. 29, 1999, and lived her 18 years in Kerens. She is survived by her parents, David and Leah Atkeisson, sister Katie, grandparents Charles and Vickie Norton of Santo, Texas, Larry Dodson of Austin, and A.L. "Buster" and Brenda Atkeisson of Kerens, her Uncle Brad and Aunt Michelle Atkeisson of Fairfield, and cousins McKenzie and Cole Beddingfield. She is also survived by a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends as well as her little dog Brandi.
Lauren fought hard to come into this world and was a fighter until the end. She is now dancing with Jesus. Lauren loved everyone she came into contact with. She possessed an infectious smile and a sweet, sweet spirit. She loved her family and friends. Lauren was a senior at Kerens High School and loved supporting her Bobcats, especially her sister Katie. Lauren was an active member of the current FFA and enjoyed showing her animals. Lauren loved helping and teaching little children. She helped teach the preschool Sunday school class at First Baptist Church and really enjoyed her time as a classroom aide in the Pre-K class at Kerens Elementary. Lauren also loved helping her family work cattle and participate in the family business producing rodeos. Lauren was an old soul and impacted everyone that she came into contact with. Lauren had so many special people in her life.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at First Baptist Church Kerens. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 at the First Baptist Church Kerens. Jimmy Glenn and Rev. Wes Johnson will officiate. Pallbearers will be Brad Atkeisson, Cole Beddingfield, Ronald Burton, Dana Griffin, Jayson Engel, and Randy Toliver. Honorary pallbearers will be special friends Wyatt Phillips and Roy Hamilton.

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Joe Farmer
Nov 14, 1936 - Dec 5, 2017
 
Joe Farmer, 81, of Hillsboro passed away Tuesday night, Dec. 5, 2017, at Town Hall Estates Nursing Home in Hillsboro.

Born Nov. 14, 1936 in Corsicana, he was the son of Joe Holloway and Jewell Jane (Spruill) Farmer. He grew up in Corsicana, graduated from Corsicana High School in 1955, and went on to graduate from Navarro Junior College in 1957, majoring in music. He later attended Stephen F. Austin State College where he received his Bachelors of Music degree and Masters of Arts in Education degree in 1964. In 1977 he completed his studies at the University of North Texas, receiving his Masters in Education Administration degree. A very patriotic person, he proudly served the country he loved in the United States Army Reserves as a Sergeant. On April 11, 1982, Joe was united in marriage to Sandra Phillips in Hillsboro.

Joe began his life long career as a band director at Newton ISD. He would go on to proudly direct his many band students at Livingston ISD, Decatur ISD, Robinson ISD, Hillsboro ISD, Corsicana ISD, and finally at West ISD, retiring in 1994. After his retirement, he went back to work as band director at Covington ISD, worked in the transportation department at Hill College, and drove charter buses out of Waco.

He was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Hillsboro. In his spare time, Joe enjoyed traveling, listening to music, playing with the Hill College Band, and he especially loved playing his trombone. Family was everything to him. His greatest joy was cheering on his grandchildren at their many sporting events.
Preceding him in death were his parents and son, Jeffrey Allen Farmer.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Sandra Farmer; loving children, Joe H. Farmer, III and wife, Cheryl, of Hillsboro, Jenni Bailey and husband, Jeff, of Abbott, and Toby Walker of Hillsboro; seven grandchildren whom he adored, Lyndsey Woody, Will Woody, Todd Kimbrell, Jr. and wife, Lindsay, and Katy Kimbrell, all of Hillsboro, Reece and Ryan Bailey of Abbott and Luke Walker of Wayland, Michigan.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro with Rev. Maurine "Mo" Lewis officiating.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 109 Corsicana Street, Hillsboro, TX 76645 or Kindred Hospice, 510 North Valley Mills Drive, Suite 402, Waco, TX 76710.

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Dora (Loa) Weatherford
Jan 27, 1951 - Dec 5, 2017
 
Dora Loa Weatherford, 66 of Gladewater passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 surrounded by her family in Blooming Grove. Dora was born to Joe and Fannie Loa on Jan. 27, 1951 in Golinda.

She married Jim Weatherford on Sept. 24, 1973 in Waco. Dora was everyone's G.G. from young to old. She was very dedicated to her husband and family. She never met a stranger and would know their whole life story. She was very loving and caring, but she would also tell you exactly how she saw things. That is what everyone loved about her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Corina Loa and brother Frank Loa Sr.

She is survived by her husband James Weatherford; three children, Tammie Robinson and husband Jim of Blooming Grove, J.P. Weatherford and wife Monica of Deming, New Mexico and Taylor Weatherford of Gladewater. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Dalton Weatherford of Morgan, Myranda Mason and Matteo Weatherford of Deming, New Mexico, Wendie Huffman of Corsicana, Justin and Cheyenne Russell, James and Payge Huffman all of Blooming Grove; four great grandchildren, Emilie and Becki Bachelor of Frankston and Jordan and Carter Russell of Blooming Grove. Dora (GG) will be missed by everyone.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Carolyn Ann (Cade) Choate
July 20, 1938 - Dec 6, 2017
 
Carolyn Ann Cade Choate passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 in Athens, at the age of 78.
Carolyn is survived by her husband, Hoyte Choate, her children Barry Choate and his wife Sandra Choate of Malakoff, Catherine Choate Schindler and her husband Ronnie of Magnolia, her brother Hylas Hulan Cade Jr. of Eads, Tennessee, grandson Hunter Hoyte Choate of Malakoff, Tanner Lynn Choate of Lubbock, and John Hoyte Schindler of Magnolia.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Hylas Hulan Cade and Marguerite Cade of Malakoff.
Carolyn was born July 20, 1938, in Corsicana to Hylas and Marguerite Cade. She graduated from Malakoff High School in 1957 as salutatorian and later from East Texas State University in Commerce with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and a Master of Science Degree in Education.
She met her husband, Hoyte "Sonny" Choate at East Texas State University and they married on June 23, 1962. Carolyn taught English at Waco Midway Middle School for two years before moving to Kerens. Carolyn then began teaching in the Business Department at Navarro College in Corsicana, where she retired after teaching for 30 years. Carolyn had a beautiful singing voice and was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Kerens.
Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. A funeral is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Kerens with Rev. Michael Redmond officiating. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Carolyn's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to First United Methodist Church of Kerens, or your favorite charity in her honor.

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Manuela "Nellie" Gonzalez
Dec 17, 1920 - Nov 20, 2017
 
Manuela (Nellie) Gonzalez, age 96, one month short of her 97th birthday, after a lengthy illness, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her residence of 52 years Nov. 20, 2017. She was born in Rice on Dec. 17, 1920.
A longtime member of the Immaculate Catholic Church in Corsicana, Granny, as she was called, was devoted to Christ and her family and friends. She lived her life as an example for others, bravely facing any life situations that came her way through the years.
She will be dearly missed and will be remembered for her kindness, gentleness, selflessness and "homemade tortillas."
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, brothers, grandson, and many other relatives and friends. She was the last of her siblings.
Widowed at the age of 28 from Juan Rodriguez in Mexia, she was left with four children, ages 10, nine, seven, and five. After that and for many years, and having only had a third-grade education, she was forced to work hard and to take whatever jobs she could to provide an income for the family. Some of her jobs included washing dishes at a restaurant, babysitting, and ironing for people (she was a whiz at ironing "White Shirts." She left them looking so pretty and professional looking. She also worked at the hat factory for many years, the chicken factory, Head Start, Mary Peterson Day Care and the Collin Street Bakery. She also picked, pulled, and chopped cotton. She worked hard all her working days.
She was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. When one of her sisters got arthritis in her hands and was limited in some things, Granny would make dozens of tortillas for her family. She did this for many years.
Everyone loved the 'little woman." She was small in size, but could also be hell on wheels. She was a good cook and always was prepared and ready to cook a meal when people visited. You would never believe 'beans' could taste different, but hers just had that special taste and one went away wondering why they tasted so good and different.
Granny saw her three sons serve in the military. Manual served in the Marines, Army and Air Force. He also served in Vietnam. Juan served and retired from the Air Force. He served in Vietnam for three tours. Ralph served in the Air Force, Army and retired. He served in Gulf War/Desert Storm and Desert Shield.
At one time, she had both sons, Manuel and Juan in Vietnam at the same time. This was very hard on Granny. She felt some consolation when she visited a good friend, Claudia Rosas, who also had son(s) in Vietnam at the same time. They would talk about their sons, and their visits were a comfort for each other.
Granny met Ralph Gonzalez, and they were married in 1952. On Sept. 7, 1954, their only son, Ralph Jr. was born.
The family expresses its gratitude to family and friends who called and visited Granny during her illness. It was a great comfort to them. A special thanks to her son, Ralph who lived with her and took care of her for 17 years. It was a relief for the brothers and sisters to know that she was not alone. Thanks also go to the hospice staff and nurses for the loving and compassionate care they provided for Granny during her final weeks of life.
Viewing and visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. The Rosary will be recited beginning at 5 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday Nov. 27 at The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on W. Hwy. 22 with Father Marco Rangel officiating. Interment will follow at the Catholic Cemetery.
Granny is survived by her son, Ralph Gonzalez; daughter Janie Rodriguez-Flores and husband, Frank; son, Manuel Rodriguez and wife Berta; daughter Wallie Hairod and husband Verby; son Juan Rodriguez, Jr. and wife Janie. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Granny had always said that when the time came, she wanted her grandsons to serve as her pallbearers: Manuel Rodriguez, Jr. Antonio Rodriguez, Frank Flores Jr., Maria Elena Gonzalez, Austin Pritchard and Billy Pineda. Honorary pallbearers are Frank Medrano, Jimmy Elliott, Juan Rodriguez Jr., (deceased) and Ralph Gonzalez, Jr.
Corley Funeral Home

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Cecil Albert Loranger
Jan 4, 1937 - Nov 22, 2017
 
Cecil Albert Loranger, 80 passed away Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 in West Jordan, Utah. He was born Jan. 4, 1937 in Roosevelt, Utah to Henry Loranger and Florence Miller Loranger. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana and a member of Odd Fellow. He also worked for Tom's Foods from 1981-1998.

He was reunited with his wife Mary Loranger; parents, Henry and Florence Loranger; daughter, Jan Dene Watts-Klein and grandson, Franklin Watts Jr. He is survived by three children, David Watts and wife Roberta, Alan Watts and Diane and Mary Ellen White and husband Doyle; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Rosary will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside Service will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at Calvary Catholic Cemetery with Deacon Lewis Palos.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Juanita Fay McCary
Jan 29, 1920 - Jan 10, 2018

Juanita Fay McCary, 87 of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. She was born Jan. 29, 1930 in Pisgah Ridge to Burl and Ona Bell Bennett. Juanita loved to play 42, quilt, crochet and enjoyed fishing. She loved her grandchildren and spending time with them and cooking. She made quilts with much love for all of her grandchildren when they graduated. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lynn McCary; parents; sister and brother-in-law, Dena Atkins and husband Lorraine; brothers and sister-in-law, Buddy Bennett and wife Virginia, Robert Bennett, Ronnie Bennett. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, children, Dianne Stewart and husband Paul, Mike McCary and wife Cindy, Ken McCary and wife Linda, Dale McCary, Gail Evers and husband Bill; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Sue Bennett, Linda Bennett and Rosemond Ducky King. Numerous nieces and nephews. Also, her care givers at TriSun and Family First Hospice that cared for her with love and compassion.
Visitation will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandson's; Brent Stewart, Ryan Stewart, Drew McCary, Matt McCary, Aaron McCary, Will Evers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimers.org; Westhill Church of Christ Benevolence or First Baptist Building Fund.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Thomas Grady Jones
Aug 14, 1953 - Jan 3, 2018

Thomas Grady Jones age 64 passed away peacefully Jan. 3, 2018. Thomas was born in Sweetwater on Aug. 14, 1953 to Grady and Mary Jones.

Thomas was preceded in death by his father Grady Jones.

He is survived by his mother Mary Jones of Purdon, three children Michelle Mirike and husband Adam of San Angelo, Cherri Palma of Arizona and son Seth Jones and wife Holly of Zephyr; seven grandchildren and three siblings, Melody Sasser of Lewisville, Mark Jones and wife Michele of Sweetwater, and Melesa Garrison and Husband John of Guymon, Oklahoma. Thomas attended school in Sweetwater and graduated from TSTI in Sweetwater with the career in welding.

Thomas was loved and will be greatly missed. He is now in the arms of the Lord.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Mike Ensminger officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Matt Kuss, Ryan Sasser, Jacob Sasser and Adam Mirike.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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James Thomas Donald
June 7, 1929 - Dec 29, 2017
 
James T. Donald, 88, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. He was born June 7, 1929 in Waynesboro, Mississippi to Rev. Thomas F. and Gladys L. Donald.

He attended and graduated high school in Sulphur, Louisiana, and then attended McNeese College in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He married Leota Simmons in 1950 and entered the United States Air Force in 1951 and retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant in 1974. During the 21 years and 10 months in the Air Force he flew as a crew member (Gunner/Boomer Operator) on B-29's, B-36's, KB-29"s, KB-50's, and KC-135's. He flew over 5,000 hours and had 143 combat missions in Korea and Vietnam. He received the Air medal with two oak leaf clusters along with other decorations. He discontinued flying due to hearing loss in the late 1960's. He went to school and became a Navigation/Radar Technician, and later went to work at LSU Medical center in Shreveport as an environmental control technician. After he retired from there in 1979 he moved to Corsicana where his parents lived, and married Jane Burleson. She and his parents preceded him in death, and he later married Audra M. Parrish.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Qieida Hodge.

He is survived by his wife, Audra M. Donald of Corsicana; step-sons, Randy Carver and wife Joy of Corsicana and Ricky Carver of Corsicana; daughter-in-law, Rita Carver of Aubrey; granddaughter, Emily Robinson of Richardson; grandsons, John Carver of Aubrey and Chase Carver of Corsicana; great grandsons, Skylar Robinson of Richardson and Camden Carver of Corsicana; sister, Dean Atkeisson of Abilene; and his beloved furry friends, Sam and Sport.

Visitation with the family will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Leota (Simmons) Donald, Jane (Burleson) Donald & Audra M. (Parrish) Donald; s/o Rev. Thomas F. Donald & Gladys L. Donald
  • USAF

Jane "Janie" (Davis) Clark
July 31, 1930 - Dec 29, 2017
 
Long time Corsicana resident Janie Clark went home to be with her Lord Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. Janie was born July 31, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri, to parents Wilbur and Jane Vaughan Davis. She moved shortly thereafter to Little Rock, Arkansas, where she grew up and graduated from Little Rock High School. Upon graduation, she worked in the office of the governor of Arkansas before attending Texas State College for Women (now Texas Women's University.) She married June P. Clark of Corsicana, on Aug. 16, 1952. The couple lived in Killeen/Ft. Hood, College Station and Hearne, in the early 1950's before coming to Corsicana permanently.

Janie was an active member of First Baptist Church where she taught youth, young adult, and adult Bible study classes and was involved in many activities and committees throughout the years. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She enjoyed traveling and did so extensively, which included six trips to the Holy Land.

She was preceded in death by June P. Clark, her husband of 42 years, and her daughter Melissa Clark.

She is survived by her daughter Cynthia Horner of Granbury; her son Matt Clark and daughter-in-law Doris Clark, of Coppell; grandson Noah Clark; granddaughters Elle Clark, Lindsay Baggett, and Emily Menson, and great grandson Alexander Menson.

Visitation with the family was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Talbert and Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating.

Interment will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin, Corsicana, Texas 75110 or to the American Cancer Society instead of sending flowers.

Corley Funeral Home

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Doris Gelene (Hitt) Crabb
Feb 22, 1930 - Mar 29, 2017
 
Doris Crabb, 87, of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at her residence. She was born on February 22, 1930 in Dresden, TX to Herman and Edit Hitt.

Doris was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, and caregiver. She was a strong and loving woman who cared deeply for her family, friends, and even strangers, whom she made lasting relationships with. She was well known throughout the church community as well as the medical industry in Corsicana, where she dedicated over 30 years at the Corsicana Hospital as a nurse and eventually retiring from the Outreach Home Healthcare Center. She has left an everlasting legacy to all those who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Crabb; parents, Herman and Edith (Whiteside) Hitt; and daughters, Sharon Hackney, Brenda Thomas, Jan Foote, Mary Carr Crabb, and Lisa Crabb.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Tammy Burleson, Jamie Cobb, Stacy Morin, and Tony Thomas; great-grandchildren, Amanda Carr, Austin Boyd, and Zaithon Sarate; as well as numerous family members and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 2:00PM on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating the service will be Rev. Tony Stephens. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

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Billy Maurice Newland Sr.
Mar 1, 1942 - Dec 10, 2017
 
Billy Maurice Newland Sr., 75, of Morganton, passed away Dec. 10, 2017 at Burke Hospice and Palliative care, following a period of declining health.
Billy was born on March 1, 1942 in Ellis County to the late Virgil Lee Newland and Edith Colston. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather to his entire family.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Newland and his sister, Barbara Molidor.
He is survived by his three sons, Jeff Newland and wife Suzi of Granite Falls, Mark Newland and wife June of Granite Falls and Billy Newland and wife Erica of Morganton; two daughters, Sandra Parker and husband Mark of Drexel and Patty Newland of Blooming Grove; sisters, Linda Maggard, Brenda Allen, Ladona Kristen, Joan Jensen, Loretta Wiese, and Rita Isom and brothers, V.J. Newland, Danny Lee Newland, and Davie Joe Newland. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be sent to Burke Hospice & Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Rd. Valdese, NC 28690.

Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Newland family.

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Chery (Steinhauer) Snyder
June 16, 1956 - Dec 11, 2017
 
Chery Snyder, 61, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. She was born on June 16, 1956 in Evansville, Indiana to Edward H. Steinhauer and Carolyn Ann Overfield Steinhauer.

She graduated Central High School in Evansville Indiana in 1974. She and Charlie meet through work and enjoyed 25 years together as a friend, lover and wife. She was a water bug, and loved having her feet in the sand. She was so artistic, drawing pictures, painted with oil and watercolors in school. She moved to Texas and started worked at UPS for 28 years. She was an avid sewer and loved to scrapbook. She loved country music, antiquing, and four wheeling on her beloved family ranch. She loved to garden, her specialty was tomatoes. She had a rescue dog that she spoiled rotten. She especially cherished being a mom and "Gammy" to her precious grandchildren and loving wife to Charlie.

She was preceded in death by her father, Edward H. Steinhauer.

She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Snyder of Corsicana; sons, John Schroeder and wife Amanda of Marshall and James Schroeder of Mt. Vernon, Indiana; grandchildren, Paige Lynn Schroeder, Liliegh Lee Schroeder and Morgan Reed Schroeder of Marshall; Mother, Carolyn Ann McDonald and husband Jerry Wayne of Floral City, Florida; step-mother, Mary Alice Steinhauer of Evansville, Indiana; sister, Cathy Lynn Coomes and husband Thadies of Evansville, Indiana; brother, Jeffrey Wayne Steinhauer of Mt. Vernon, Indiana; brother-in-law, Brent Snyder and wife Kellie of Arygle; and a sister-in-law, Roxanne Snyder of Dallas.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. A private family burial will follow the service at the family cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation at www.Wish.org/Donate

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Martha (Valdez) Mendez
Sec 9, 1933 - Dec 15, 2016

Martha Mendez passed away one year ago on Dec. 15, 2016 in Corsicana.

She was born in Corsicana to the late Moises Valdez and Felicitas Retiz Dec. 9, 1933.

She was preceded in death by all her brothers and sisters and a son, Rosendo "Roy" Mendez.

Martha is survived by her husband John C. Mendez and children John Jr., (Paula,) Henry, Steve, Richard and Elizabeth Mendez Jones (Bruce;) daughter-in-law Darlene Mendez; two grand daughters, Sarah Mendoza (Juan) and Jessica Mendez; two grand sons, Oscar Luis and John Nicholas Calvillo; two great grandchildren Jacob and Lily Mendoza.

A memorial is set to be held at a later date.

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Christopher Bellington II
Apr 28, 1993 - Nov 18, 2017
 
Christopher B. Bellington, II, age 24, was born on April 28, 1993 in Savannah, Georgia to Chris and Michele Bellington. He passed away on November 18, 2017.

Chris was an only child but was surrounded by a large extended family who loved him very much. He loved his family, friends, and his animals. He was raised by his mother and Grandmother, and at age 11, he and his family moved to Corsicana, Texas. He grew up playing all sports but lived for football. Chris played through his senior year of high school. He graduated from Corsicana High School, Class of 2012.

Chris was living with family and was working in the Houston area as an apprentice to a master plumber. His life was just beginning. He was loved more than words can express and will be forever missed.

We want to thank everyone for their thoughtful words and prayers at this time.

Chris was a Shriner kid and was helped greatly by the burn and orthopedic unit over the years. We ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his honor to the Shriners Hospital for Children.

Schmidt Funeral Home

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Lora Estelle Buchanan
Dec 22, 1964 - Dec 24, 2017
 
Lora Estelle Buchanan, 53, of Corsicana, passed away Dec. 24, 2017 in Corsicana. She was born Dec. 22, 1964 in Ennis.
Visitation will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at Harmony Christian Ministries, 1816 W. Second Ave. with pastor Tony Stephens as eulogist.
Arrangements made by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Saddie Rozelia Williams
Apr 9, 1936 - Dec 21, 2017


Saddie Rozelia Williams, 81, of Corsicana passed away Dec. 21, 2017 in Corsicana. She was born April 9, 1936.

Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at Kelly Temple COGIC, where Billy Joe Kelly serves as pastor. Nathan Carter will officiate the service.

Arrangements made by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Karen Leynette (Griffin) Bowie
Dec 6, 1953 - Jan 20, 2018
 
Karen Leynette Bowie, age 64, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 in McDonough, Georgia. Karen was born in Corsicana to William and Lavern Griffin on Dec. 6 1953. She graduated High School in Corsicana and received her nursing degree from Navarro College. She worked for many years as a nurse while raising her family. Family and friends were the most important things in her life. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. Karen battled cancer for almost two years in her son Jeff's home in Mcdonough, Georgia alongside her family. Her last words were "I love you".

Karen is survived by her mother LaVern Griffin, her children Scott Farmer, Jeff and Jenny Durr, and Joshua Bowie; her brother Ronnie Griffin; her seven grandchildren Ella Farmer, Ian Farmer, Eryn Durr, Ryan Durr, Addyson Durr, Erin Lau, and Mattox Lau.

The family will be holding a Memorial Service to celebrate her life at Corleys Funeral Home on Saturday, January 27th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to your local Breast Cancer Charity.

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Margaret E. Turner
Mar 7, 1931 - Jan 5, 2018
 
Margaret E. Turner, 86, of Waco, a former Corsicana resident, widow of Bobby S. Turner, Sr., passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2018.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Ridge Park Cemetery in Hillsboro.

Arrangements made by OakCrest Funeral Home in Waco

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Frances Neoma (Lewis) McCarter
Mar 31, 1928 - Jan 24, 2018

Frances Neoma McCarter, 86 of Corsicana passed away Jan. 24, 2018. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. Lonnie Keele officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Frances McCarter of Corsicana, Texas passed away on Wednesday evening, January 24, 2018 at the age of 89. She was born in Corsicana, Texas on March 31, 1928 to Elmer Lewis and Bernice Bruce Lewis. Frances was a registered nurse and worked primarily in nursing facilities. She was also a homemaker taking care of her family and tending to their needs. She was an avid gardener raising vegetables and fruits and would sew clothing and blankets for her family. Frances attended church at Community Chapel in Corsicana for a number of years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Willie McCarter and a son Robert McCarter. Frances Is survived by her son Vernon McCarter. Grandchildren: Robbie Lambert and husband Jerry, Mike McCarter, Mary Cook and husband Bobby, Marcy McCarter and Danny McCarter. Ten great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother Elmer Lewis and Jackie and a sister Margaret Tyre.

Visitation with her family will be Sunday afternoon at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home from 3 - 5pm. Funeral services will be held Monday morning, January 29, 2018 at 10am in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
 


Donna Kathleen (Everett) Ingham
Jun 6, 1943 - Jan 21, 2018
 
Donna Kathleen Everett Ingham of Corsicana went home to be with the Lord after fighting a five-year battle with a long and difficult illness on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.

Donna was the daughter of Dick and Maxine Everett of Corsicana who preceded her in death and the sister of Sandra Lewis of Corsicana who survives her.

Donna married Jon Ed Ingham of Corsicana on July 31, 1965 and had two children, Aimee Lea and Jon Richard. She is also survived by her husband, children and their spouses, David Kasprzyk and Candice Watts Ingham as well as six grandchildren, Sarah and Anna Kasprzyk, Carter Wells, Isaac, Noah and Benjamin Ingham.

Donna was a 1961 alumnus of Corsicana High School where she was coronation queen and drum major, and a 1963 alumnus of Navarro College.

She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana for almost 50 years serving in many capacities there, but most notably in the alto section of the FBC Sanctuary Choir. She enjoyed being a part of many groups and organizations in Corsicana, including Thalian Book Club, the Garden Club of Corsicana, and volunteering at the Corsicana Welcome Center. She enjoyed the fellowship she experienced at community bible study and Kinsloe House where she served on the board. She proudly served as Regent of the James Blair chapter of the DAR. One of her greatest loves in recent years has been her membership and participation in the Art League of Corsicana, where she helped develop an active arts presence in Corsicana and grew her talent in oil painting. Many people in and out of Corsicana have her artwork in their homes and places of business, which was a source of pride for this extremely gracious and humble lady. One of the things she was best known and beloved for was her work in Corsicana ISD. Beginning with the Adult Basic Education Program in the 1970's she met and touched the lives of many students, staff and faculty in her years there. As assistant librarian at Corsicana High School her sweet and positive spirit helped countless people on a daily basis, encouraging and influencing them in her quiet and unassuming way. She closed her educational career by serving as librarian at both the Corsicana and Mart TYC units.

Donna and Jon Ed were married for 52 years and were together for nearly 60 years, which is a tribute to their love for each other and for those around them. Together they traveled the world, built a dream house from ground up, and developed Pink Sign Estate Sale, as well as many other creative and altruistic pursuits. Her humble, gracious spirit as well as her beautiful smile and quiet positivity were attributes people will remember her fondly for. However, it was her sheer strength and courage in the face of some terrible and debilitating diseases at the end of her life that will continue to inspire others.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Corsicana. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Jack Nelson Coggins
Feb 4, 1955 - Jan 31, 2018
 
Jack Nelson Coggins died peacefully on Jan. 31, 2018 in Corsicana, just shy of his 63rd birthday, after a brief battle with cancer. Jack was born on Feb. 4, 1955 in Corsicana. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1973.

"Uncle Jack" was a simple man, happiest when at home with family and enjoying a backyard BBQ. He loved following the sports and accomplishments of his nieces and nephews and the local High School teams. He also enjoyed many rounds of golf at The Oaks Golf Course with friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Juanita Coggins, of Corsicana and sister Sue Whitlock Hoffman of Fort Worth. Jack is survived by his sister Sandra Reeves and her husband, Mike Reeves of Burleson; nieces Sheila Bentley, Lisa Burch and Roni Will as well as nephews Robbie Hoffman and Nick Hoffman, and 13 great nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday Feb. 3, 2018 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Jack will be laid to rest next to his sister, mother and father under the Bradford Pear tree that he planted.
 

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Daniel William Ashworth
Oct 6, 1939 - Mar 8, 2018
 
Daniel William Ashworth passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Trisun Care Center. Dan was born Oct. 6, 1939 in Corsicana to Valley Lou Jarrell and Carl Ashworth.
He was married to Jean Davis Ashworth for 59 years.
Dan served four years in the Air Force where he spent six months in Vietnam. After returning home he started Ashworth Appliance Installation Service in Dallas.
In 1986 he retired to spend many hours playing golf. He and his playing partner, Gary Coffman played 39 years in the Corsicana Country Club Tiger Tale Tournaments. For nearly 40 years he and Jean lived in Bristol raising horses and Llamas.
Dan is survived by his wife Jean; brothers, Byron Ashworth of Deming, New. Mexico, Chip Ashworth of Jasper, Georgia and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Graveside Service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2018 in the Oakwood Cemetery with Father Edward R. Monk officiating. Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana is in charge of the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, March 9, 2018 & The Dallas Morning News on March 10, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Jean (Davis) Ashworth; s/o Carl Ashworth & Valley Lou (Jarrell) Ashworth

Larry Lynn Bower
Dec 8, 1952 - Mar 2, 2018
 
Larry Lynn Bower, 65, a native of Corsicana and descendant of early settlers in the Blooming Grove area, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Gilbert, Arizona March 2, 2018. He was born in Corsicana on Dec. 8, 1952, the son of Robert Ferrell and Lola (Farmer) Bower. He attended Corsicana public schools and excelled in athletics, especially baseball, throughout his school years. He was a member of the first class to graduate from the "new" Corsicana High School in the Class of 1971.

Larry and his family were members of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Corsicana during the years he was growing up.
Larry entered the service of his country in the U.S. Army in 1972 and proudly served until 1979, achieving Staff Sergeant rank. He then joined the National Guard and also went to work as a lineman for TP&L in Lancaster. After several years of employment there, he moved to Gilbert, Arizona where he worked for Arizona Public Service until his recent retirement. Besides his interest in baseball and other sports, he was an avid biker and enjoyed traveling the United States on extended trips across the country. He was also an avid golfer and had plans to attend the upcoming Masters Tournament. He was a Third Degree Mason and proudly wore his Masonic ring on his finger at all times. Larry had an enduring interest in trains and planes and military history and especially enjoyed watching 1950's black and white television programs.

In 2001 Larry met the love of his life, the former Nancy Sullivan, and they married Sept. 16, 2001 in Key West, Florida. They enjoyed more than 16 years together as soulmates.

Larry was the consummate gentleman and much beloved not only by family members but by the many friends he had amassed since his earliest childhood days. His loyalty, interest in, and many kindnesses toward those friends will never be forgotten.

Besides his wife, Larry is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth (Bower) Wilson and husband Dayne of Kemah; Nancy's sons Peter and Michael Melenovich of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren Justin and Ashlee Brown and Gage Wilson of Kemah and McKenah and Michael Melenovich of Phoenix, Arizona. Larry is also survived by his brother, Bobby Bower of Corsicana and numerous other relatives and loyal friends.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana and funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10. Interment to follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Floyd Peterson will officiate.

Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Shirley (York) Franks
July 22, 1950 - Feb 12, 2018
 
Mrs. Shirley York Franks, 67, of Ranger went to be with her savior and loving husband Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 at her residence in Ranger. She was born July 22, 1950 in Corsicana to A.J. and Alma Grace (Miles) York.

She was a very devoted pastor's wife, was a beloved mother, grandmother and sister. She taught school in Corsicana and Crockett ISD's and retired after 20 plus years of teaching.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Clyde E. Franks on Christmas morning, and her parents, A.J. and Alma Grace York.

She is survived by her son, Michael Franks and wife Christie of Ranger; granddaughter, Brianna Thompson and husband Christopher of Gorman; grandsons, Robert Franks and wife Cristy of Victoria and Adam Franks of Ranger; step-granddaughters, Sarah Fuqua of Grand Prairie, Tori Fuqua of Ranger and Tiffany Ponce of Ranger; great grandsons, Christian Everts and Oren Thompson of Ranger; sisters, Sandra Smith and husband Robert of La Porte, Sue Wiggins and husband Robert of Eureka, Frances Eastman and husband David of Mildred, and Bettie McCain and husband Randy of Mildred; brothers, Alvin York and wife Kathy of Kerens and Charlie York and wife Charlcey of Mildred; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at House of Praise Church of God with Pastor Tim Schane officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Neal Franks, Shannon Wiggins, Shane Dickerson, Westley Eastman, Zack Compton, and Charlie York, Jr.

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Margie (Horton) Hunnicutt-Parsons
Feb 28, 1931 - Feb 2, 2018
 
Mrs. Margie Hunnicutt Parsons, 86, of Barry passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at Trisun Care Center in Corsicana. She was born on February 28, 1931 in Kaufman County, Texas to Byron Hugh and Oma Wright (Chambers) Horton.

She was an adventurous woman, a loving wife, a loyal friend, a devoted mother, and an adoring grandmother. She loved to laugh and "cut up", to read, to play Canasta, to drink coffee, and to eat fried fish. She was a homemaker and an "almost famous" cook, known for her teacakes and red beans. She spent over forty of her eighty-six years on a small ranch she and Daniel purchased in 1972, where she found joy in gardening, canning, farming, and raising animals, including cattle, horses, goats, llamas, rabbits, dogs, cats, emus, chickens, guineas, ducks, dove, and even a peacock. She never met an animal she didn't like. She took on challenges with vigor and determination. She lived and loved fiercely. We will celebrate a wonderful life and a vivacious personality.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Barney Hunnicutt and Daniel Parsons; son, Randy Hunnicutt; parents, Hugh and Oma Horton; sister, Carolyn Taylor and a brother, Calton Horton.

She is survived by her grandson, Chad Hunnicutt and fiancé Jacqueline of Barry; granddaughter, Christin Phillips and husband Jacob of Tomball; great grandsons, Evan Hunnicutt of Barry, Eli Hagmeier of Barry and Hunter Phillips of Tomball; great granddaughter, Peyton Phillips of Tomball; brothers, Bill Horton, Sr. and wife Gayle of Oak Valley and Phillip Horton and wife Kaye of Goldwaithe; sister, Lottie Klutts of Grapevine; sister-in-law, Margaret Parsons of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Butch Horton, Mike Klutts, Jimmy Taylor, Tommy Oliphant, John Evans, and Doug Whitten. Honorary Pallbearers are George Klutts and Thomas Horton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Navarro County for those wishing to do so instead of flowers.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, February 5, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o (1) Barney Hunnicutt and (2) Daniel Parsons; d/o Byron Hugh Horton & Oma Wright (Chambers) Horton

Roberta Taylor Brown
Sep 16, 1926 - Mar 4, 2018

Roberta Taylor Brown, 91, of Emhouse passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at her home in Emhouse. She was born Sept. 16, 1926 in Cedar Hill to Spence Bryan Taylor and Cora Cornelia Hoffard Taylor.
She married James Edwin Brown Oct. 9, 1968. They enjoyed a loving marriage for 49 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Spence Bryan and Cora Cornelia Taylo and a sister, Dorothy Jean Taylor Wood.
She is survived by her husband, James Edwin Brown of Emhouse; son, Richard Larry Holloway and wife Cheryl of Terrell; step-daughter, Dana Ashley and husband Gary of Illinois; grandson, Bryan Holloway and wife Karen of Terrell; granddaughter, Stacy Burton and husband Brian of Royse City; great grandchildren, James Holloway, Cheyenne Holloway, Jonathan Burton and Megan Burton; sister, JoAnn Rhodes of Corsicana; nephew, Garry Rhodes and wife Pam of Corsicana; nieces, Leesa Ward and husband Kyle of Bossier City, Louisiana and Janet Wood Williams of Dallas.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Otis Conner officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brian Burton, Bryan Holloway, Garry Rhodes, Whit Tanner, Jonathan Burton, and James Holloway.
Lunch will be served following the service for family and friends at the Emhouse Baptist Church.

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Melba Glee (Wise) Mauldin
May 3, 1924 - Mar 16, 2018

Melba (Anna Wise) Mauldin passed away March 16, 2018 at the age of 93. Born in rural Oklahoma in 1924 to parents John Wesley Wise and Vesta Anna Powers, she grew up in poverty during The Great Depression and survived the chaos of the Dust Bowl. She married the only love of her life Robert (Pop) Mauldin and together they faced the challenges of World War II. She entered the work force to feed her children while her husband fought in the Battle of the Bulge earning a Bronze Star for bravery.

A loving wife and the mother of three children; Dennis, Terry and Rebecca, she devoted her life to her family. She became an ordained minister and dedicated her life to helping others through the teachings of Jesus Christ. She founded the Candle Lights of Corsicana to help women and their children in need. She was a member of the Women's Preacher Council of America, Kinslow House, and the Business and Professional Women's Association.

After the death of her daughter, Terry Lee in the 1950's, she began to write poetry to reflect on her experiences, strength and hope for a better tomorrow. Her poetry reveals her love for nature, her rich Choctaw heritage and her belief in the importance of family, forgiveness and a life based upon Christian values. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, friend and a helping hand to those in need.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Robert "Pop" Mauldin; daughter, Terry Lee, and until her passing was the last surviving member of the 10 children of John and Vesta Wise.

She is survived by her son, Dennis Mauldin and daughter-in-law, Allie Mauldin and their children, grandsons Mark and Shannon Mauldin; her daughter, Rebecca Mauldin Jensen and son-in-law, Monte; nephews, Steve Wise and wife Michelle and their children Layla and Dave Cunningham, Vesta Anna Wise and daughter Anna Lisa Wise and John Wise and wife Samantha and their children Wendy Kay, Sarah, Eva, and John Wesley Wise and a great nephew, Jesse Wise.

Visitation with the family will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. A celebration of her life will be held at graveside at 4 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2018 at Oakwood Cemetery with Apostle Linda Thomas officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are to be made to the Victory & Praise Life Center, 1501 Maple Avenue, Waco, Texas 76708.

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Julia Kate (Parks) Holloway
Feb 25, 1923 - Mar 22, 2018

Julia Kate Parks Holloway, 95 of Corsicana passed away March 22, 2018. She was born to Jim and Katie Parks of Barry.
Judy grew up in Barry. She was salutatorian and queen of her high school graduating class. She also played basketball while in high school. She attended North Texas State Teachers College until the war and then she worked at North American Aviation in Grand Prairie building airplanes. She was an active member of First Christian Church and later attended St. Luke United Methodist Church. She was well known for her cooking and also an excellent seamstress and quilter, and enjoyed playing games especially 42 with her friends. She was a homemaker until her three children were all in school then she worked at Collin Street Bakery, Cooks Kindergarten and Dance Studio, and retired as secretary at Fannin Elementary School.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents; husband Calvin Holloway; sister Leona Cairns Janes; brother James Harris Parks and Joe Parks and sisters-in-law Betty and Carol Parks.

Survivors included her children, Kay Hestand (Mike) and Cheryl Hollingsworth (Dan) of Corsicana; son, Bill Holloway (Hiromi) of North Carolina; grandchildren, Karon Meredith, Jeff Hestand (Samantha), Beth Mayer, Julie Powers (Jason) and John Holloway (Diane); 10 great grandchildren; brothers, Don Parks and Lyndon Parks (Patricia) and sister-in-law Bettye Parks; two great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday March 23, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to the St. Luke United Methodist Church 2308 Bowie Drive Corsicana, Texas or by pay pal to give + or donations to Corsicana Public Library.

A special Thank you to Twilight Nursing Home and Hand in Hand Hospice for their loving care.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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