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Franklin Delano Neal
Nov 21, 1932 - Jan 14, 2018
 
Franklin Delano Neal, 85, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Franklin was born Nov. 21, 1932 in Blooming Grove, the second youngest of six children born to Clara Ollie Futch Neal and Wesley D Neal.
Franklin grew up in and around Corsicana in his early years and resided in Corsicana his entire adult life. Franklin met the love of his life, Nelda June Jordan Neal, in March of 1953. It was truly love at first sight as he married Nelda on April 24, 1954 while home on leave from the Military.
Franklin served his country in the Army in El Paso at Fort Bliss from May 1953 to May 1954 and was then deployed to Okinawa for a year during the Korean War. Franklin achieved the rank of Corporal serving in the Army until April 23, 1955. He arrived home in Corsicana, just in time to spend his first Anniversary with his beloved Nelda. Franklin and Nelda made their home in Corsicana, where they raised their family.
Franklin worked at Bethlehem Steel Company as a young adult. He was a Professional Insurance Salesman working for National Life & Accident Insurance Company for 20 years and then owning Franklin Neal Insurance Agency, for some 25 years until his retirement.
Franklin spent his life protecting his friends, family, and community by providing insurance services to many Corsicana residents. As his Business Cards read. Franklin Neal Insurance Agency... "The Man With The Plan For You" Franklin was a member of Union High Missionary Baptist Church and Second Avenue Missionary Baptist Church for many years. Franklin was ordained as a deacon April 13, 1958 and served for almost 60 years. He also served as Sunday School Supt., and Adult Sunday School and BTC Teacher for many years. Franklin served CISD and the kids of Corsicana as Band Parent President and Booster Club President.
Franklin loved God, Nelda, and his family most, followed by music, and ranching. Franklin wrote songs, played a guitar and sang, and enjoyed music from his early teenage years. He published two songs when he was 78 years old. Quite an accomplishment for a lifelong song writer and music lover. Frank raised cattle for some 60 plus years in Union High and Corsicana. He spent countless hours over the years with Nelda at the farm, looking over the cattle and enjoying the beauty of nature and the animals. After retirement, the Farm was one of Franklin's favorite places to hang out and enjoy life with his family and friends.
Franklin was an Endowed Member of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge No. 174 where he served for many years as a study instructor, performed Masonic Funerals, and served as Worshipful Master and other officer positions for the lodge. He also served as a Worthy Patron for the Corsicana Chapter No. 118 order of the Eastern Star.
Franklin was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Wesley Neal Jr. and Joel Dean Neal, and his sisters Dorothy Golden, Ruth Phillips, and Frances Walker.
Left to cherish Franklin's memory is his wife of almost 64 years, Nelda; a son Danny Franklin Neal and wife Nancy of Frisco; daughter Carla Evans-Barber and husband Cliff of Corsicana; grandsons Daniel Neal of Dallas, Jonathon Franklin Neal of Dallas, Nicholas Neal of Dallas, and Drew Cain and wife Jennifer of New Braunfels. He is also survived by granddaughters Carly Neal of Frisco, Mikala Evans of Corsicana, and Jill Cain of Dallas and great grandson Jackson Cain of New Braunfels.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana. Visitation followed at the Griffin Roughton Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Neal, Jonathon Franklin Neal, Nicholas Neal, Drew Cain, Chuck Tidwell, Steven Tidwell, Darrell Tidwell, and Scott Tidwell. Honorary pallbearers are James Neal, Lester Franklin Neal, Nelson Galloway, Curtis Holt, Nicky Andrews, Wayne Moody, Tim Moody, and Gene Gardner.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Second Avenue Missionary Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Velma Lee (Smith) McDougald
Dec 25, 1938 - Mar 2, 2018

Velma Lee Smith McDougald, passed in her home on March 2, 2018 at the age of 79. She was born in Kemp, Dec. 25, 1938 to Clifton Smith and Annie Henson. Velma married Felix Eugene McDougald Sr. on Nov. 8, 1957. Velma and Gene had three sons, Felix Eugene Jr., Christopher Lang and Michael Andrew. Velma is retired after 32 years of teaching in Corsicana ISD, Kemp and Mesquite. She was passionate about teaching young children both at church and school. She loved her family. She enjoyed working with her flowers in her yard and garden.
She is survived by her husband Eugene Sr., two sons, Eugene (Gene) Jr. and wife Michelle McDougald of Olathe, Kansas; Andy and Keitha McDougald of Blooming Grove; grandchildren, Mallare and Austin St. Aubin of Edmond, Oklahoma, Megan McDougald of McKinney, Cade McDougald of McKinney, Corey McDougald of Blooming Grove, Emory McDougald of Stephenville; great granddaughter, Ainsley St. Aubin; siblings, Anna Bolton, Clifton Smith Jr., Carolyn Bynum and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, Christopher Lang McDougald; parents; siblings, TB Mills, William Smith, Dillard Smith, Eva Nell Harris, Mildred Reed and Sammie Maxwell.
Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2018 at Westhill Church of Christ. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2018 at Kemp Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Corey McDougald, Emory McDougald, Cade McDougald, Shaun Maxwell, Scott Bynum, Kyle Bolton. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Harris, Gary Harris, David Smith, Terry Reed, Dicky Reed, Vick Smith, Ricky Smith, Bill Shehee, Barney Shehee, George Slover, James Slover.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Alvin Hagen Richards
Aug 10, 1999 - Apr 13, 2018

Alvin Hagen Richards, 18, of Mildred passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 at his residence in Mildred. He was born on Aug. 10, 1999 in Ennis to Chad and Jerri Hogan Richards.
He graduated from Mildred High School in 2017, and worked as an administrative assistant at Corsicana Bedding. He was a fun-loving goof-ball and a loyal friend always making people laugh. He was very protective of his siblings and friends, smart, a gamer, had a huge heart, loved his MeMe and Papaw and friends became family to him during his teenage years. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his great grandfather and great grandmother B.A. and Essie Richards, great grandmother Margie Spicer, grandfather Jerry Hogan and cousin Briar Scruggs.
Hagen is survived by his father Chad Richards and wife Teresa; mother Jerri Hogan-Richards and husband Chuck Braun; sister Brooke Richards; step-sisters Hannah and Laura Basden; honorary brother Timothy Collums; grandmother Glenda "MeMe" Brown and husband James "Papaw;" grandfather Buddy Richards and wife Wanda; grandmother Juanita Hogan; uncles Joey Richards and wife, Sheila, Shane Richards and wife Jennifer, Robert Hogan and wife Rocquel and James Hogan and wife Tiffany; aunts Melissa Hogan, Tammy Cochran and husband Jason along with numerous cousins and a large host of friends.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Grace Community Church with Rev. Jess Demarest and Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Timothy Collums, Logan Smith, Tyler Land, Justin Land, Asher Elmore, Isacc Currie, Justin Jenkins, Ricky Zamora, Dustin Thompson, Devin Sikes, Dillon Driskell, Cain Smith and Sam Currie.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been set up In Memory of Hagen Richards; make checks payable to Mildred ISD Activity/Life Crisis Fund, 5475 S. Hwy 287, Corsicana, TX 75109.
Hagen was a big guy with an even bigger heart and touched the lives of everyone he met. Hagen's passing will forever leave a hole in our hearts but he has gone on to a better place.

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Billie Anetha (Ross) Snider-Edwards
Dec 9, 1922 - May 11, 2018

Billie Ross Snider Edwards, 95, died peacefully May 11, 2018 in an Assisted living facility in Conroe. She was born Dec. 9, 1922 in Frost. She graduated from Frost High School and began pursuing a degree in Home Economics at Mary Hardin-Baylor College in Belton. As WWII was raging and to be with family, she moved to Lake Charles, Louisiana and began working in the Business Office at the newly constructed Cities Service Oil Refinery where she met her future husband, Murry Snider.
Billie began a successful career of managing and owning several high-end dress shops, notably Billie's Anticipation Shop, Billie's Boutique and Townhouse Treasures Antique Shop. Soon, a life-long passion for traditional rug hooking was born. She became known as a nationally recognized tapestry hooking instructor. As her life progressed and she moved between Texas and Louisiana, she would form groups of eager students. One of her last students at Woodhaven Village Assisted living was 88 and won second place at Montgomery County Fair with her piece.
After Murry passed, Billie reconnected with her high school sweetheart, Mickey Edwards and thus began a second season of her life in College Station. Following Mickey's death and several more moves between her hometown and Sun City Billie moved to Conroe to be closer to her daughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents William and Anetha Ross, sister, Peggy Ross, brother, "Buddy" Ross and husbands, Murry Snider and Mickey Edwards.
Billie is survived by two daughters, Anetha Snider Craft, (Larry,) of Ragley, Louisiana and Lynn Snider Cobb, of Montgomery; five grandchildren, Christopher Craft, Pamela Cobb Vail, Stephanie Craft Stanfield, Amber Cobb and Kevin Craft; four grandchildren Abby Stanfield, Sam Stanfield, Kyle Craft and Emma Vail.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Woodhaven Village Assisted living and Oasis Hospice for the care given to Billie.
Billie donated her body to Texas A&M Health Science Center to support continued medical research, discovery and development.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to a charity of your choosing.

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Mary Catherine (Hollingsworth) Williams
Oct 8, 1943 - June 7, 2018

Mary Catherine Hollingsworth Williams of Red Oak was born to John and Catherine Hollingsworth in Corsicana, Texas on Oct. 8, 1943. She died at her home Thursday evening, June 7, 2018. She was a graduate of Corsicana schools, Baylor Dental College, a former Miss Cotton Queen in Corsicana, and a dental hygienist in Red Oak, Ferris and Highland Park.
Preceded in death by her son, Dr. Charles I. Williams III, her survivors include her husband, Dr. Charles Williams of Red Oak; daughters Rachel Hoover and her husband, Tim of Red Oak; Dr. Gina (Virginia) Williams of Waxahachie, five grandchildren, daughter-in-law Sherilyn Williams of Dallas; brothers Dr. John L. Hollingsworth and wife Linda of Dallas, Dr. Jack Hollingsworth and wife Becky of Corsicana, and Dr. Bill Hollingsworth and wife Gloria of Corsicana.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Trinity Nazarene Church, 611 N. Cedar Ridge , Duncanville, TX (972-298-1011).
Funeral Services will follow at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Church. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.
Arrangements through West/Hurtt Funeral Home, 217 S. Hampton Rd., DeSoto, TX 75115 (972-223-6314) www.west-hurttfuneralhome.com.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Dr. Charles Williams; d/o Dr. John Leddy Hollingsworth & Catherine (Slagle) Hollingsworth
  • CHS Graduate abt 1961

Robbie Elizabeth "Bobbie" (Graham) Watts
Sep 17, 1922 - Jun 6, 2018

Robbie Elizabeth Watts, aged 95, passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord June 6, 2018 at the Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana where she was a resident.
Robbie, better known as Bobbie, was born Sept. 17, 1922 in Pageton, West Virginia, the daughter of Aaron Sheffy Graham and Mary Elizabeth Shrader.
Bobbie was raised with the love, honesty and wisdom so prevalent in the coal mining people of the Appalachians. She learned to cook, sew and help others from her mother. She passed that heritage on to her family.
In 1944 Bobbie married her soldier, John W. Watts, and upon the end of WWII, they moved to Alexandria, Virgina. John worked as a meat cutter and Bobbie began raising her family. They moved to the Dallas area in 1959. In addition to raising their five children, she did laundry, ironing, and babysitting others' children to help the family meet ends. She worked hard all her life, rose to every life challenge, loved her family, and loved the Lord Jesus.
Bobbie had attended Memorial Baptist Church in Corsicana until her infirmities made it too difficult to attend.
Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband John, 10 brothers and sisters, and great-grandson Trevor Enochs.
She is survived by her sons and daughters, John Watts, Jr. and wife Kathy of Fort Worth, Michael Watts and wife Cathy of Carrollton, Dilynn Linex and husband Raymond of Corsicana, Kathy Enochs and husband Gary of Mesquite and Mark Watts of Dallas; step-daughter Lana Miller of Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and a number of other relatives and close friends. Her family never doubted the depth of her love for them. She always "loved them more."
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. There will be a celebration of life service at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2018 with Rev. Tim Schane. After the service concludes, the family will proceed to the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery for a brief interment service. Pallbearers will be sons John and Mark Watts; grandsons Richard Watts, Raymond Linex II, and Ben Enochs and grandson-in-law Dale Henley. Honorary pall bearers are son-in-laws Raymond Linex and Gary Enochs.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to House of Praise Church of God 1345 W 13th Corsicana, Texas 75110

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Curtis Cannaday
May 23, 1943 - Feb 20, 2018

Curtis Cannaday of the Rural Shade Community and formerly of Dallas passed away Tuesday evening at Navarro Regional Hospital with his family at his side. He was born May 23, 1943 in Savanna, Oklahoma to Oscar R. and Pearl Lovin Cannaday. Curtis served in the U.S. Navy for six years during Vietnam. He drove a truck for 40 plus years for Lasco Industries and Riley Transport. He loved to fish, tinker "building in his shop" and raise Angus and Brangus cattle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Pearl Cannaday; brothers, Jim, Billy and Floyd Cannaday; sisters Margaret Francis and Faynell Cannaday.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, wife Kaye Cannaday; children, Raymond Cannaday, Kayla Duncan, Lisa May, Charles Kellis, Steve Kellis and Nicole Allred; 16 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Schane officiating. Graveside service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park in Mesquite. Honorary pallbearers will be Grandson's, Casey Jones, Justin Jones, Dustin Cannaday, Zack May, Koby Phelps, Jake Winship, Noah Cannaday, Cole Winship, Joshua Kellis and Steven Kellis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Navarro County or Project Paws.

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Richard Neil Clay
Jan 15, 1934 - Jan 20, 2018
 

Mr. Richard Neil Clay, 84, of Mansfield passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Isle at Watercrest Nursing Home in Mansfield, Texas. He was born on January 15, 1934 in Corsicana, Texas to Clarence W. and Ruby (Owen) Clay.

He was a Christian, husband, father, and brother who was an active member of the Sojourners for many years, along with his wife, Carole. They traveled the country in their R.V. enjoying God’s handiwork and sharing the Gospel of Christ along the way. He was a MSgt. In the United States Air Force and retired from the Air Force Reserves in 1994. He worked as a letter carrier for the US Postal Service for 26 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carole Schulte Clay; his parents, Clarence and Ruby Clay Harris; and brothers, Billy Clay and Bobby Clay.

He is survived by his son, Barry Clay and wife Melissa; daughters, Carolyn Medina and husband Robert, Angela Johnson and Beck Houchins; nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment with military honors will be held following the service at 4:00 p.m. at Bethel Cemetery in Cayuga, Texas. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cherokee Home for Children, P.O. Box 295, Cherokee, Texas 76832 or at www.chc4kids.org., the Arms of Hope at www.armsofhope.org, or to the Sojourners at www.sojourning.org.

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Georgeann (Drain) Meyer
Mar 3, 1946 - Jan 21, 2018
 

Georgeann Drain Meyer of Tool passed away at her home on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at the age of 71. She was born in Navarro County on March 3, 1946 to Harry Drain and Mildred Johnson Drain. She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1964 and went on to college at Navarro Junior College and then Baylor University. Georgeann married Darrell Meyer on July 28, 1982 in Corsicana and they made their home in Tool. She worked for K-Mart Corporation as a nurse and later was a process server for a number of years.

She loved working in the flower beds and her yard, enjoying the warmth of the sunshine. She was an avid shopper who made it an adventure and she loved jewelry.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mildred and Harry Drain and a brother, Joe Don Drain.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years Darrell Meyer; children, Jeff Huffer and Jill Stine; grandchildren, Lauren Stine, Luke Stine, Brooke Hickman, Ashley Hickman and numerous other family members.

The family would like to give a special thanks to her caregivers Cindy and Sharon.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Tool Cemetery.

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Ronald Lynn Feldmann
Aug 5, 1956 - Jan 29, 2018
 

Ronald Lynn Feldmann, 61 of Blooming Grove, was born to Charlie and Edna Holtkamp Feldmann on Aug. 5, 1956, and passed away on Jan. 29, 2018, in Dallas. He was born into a large family and grew up in Navasota, where he was baptized on Aug.19, 1954 and confirmed on May 17, 1970 at Salem Lutheran Church in White Hall.

Ron's celebration of life begins with visitation at Paschal Funeral Home, 120 SW Third St. in Kerens, Friday, Feb. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services is at Faith Lutheran Church in Corsicana, 3824 W State Hwy. 22, on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. A 3 p.m. graveside service later that day at the Salem Lutheran Cemetery in White Hall near Navasota.

Ron is survived by his son, Jeffery, daughter-in-law, Julianna, and grandson, Brooks James, all of Frost; and his daughter, Julie, and granddaughter, Caydence Lynn, of Dawson; sisters Shirley Feldmann Arthur and Betty Feldmann of Navasota; Carolyn Feldmann Raesener and brother-in-law, H.O., of Bryan and brother, David Feldmann, and sister-in-law, Betty Jean Feldmann, of Brenham. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Edna Feldmann.

Ron graduated from Navasota High School in 1974, attended Texas A&M University from 1974 to 1978 and received his Bachelor of Science in agricultural engineering in 1978. Ron went to work for the USDA in 1979 in Vernon, and has served as an engineer for over 37 years, working in Gainesville, Corsicana and Hillsboro.

Ron made his home and raised his family in Corsicana, where he attended Faith Lutheran Church and was loved by everyone that knew him. Whenever people mentioned Ron, they said, "He is the nicest man I know" and "Wow, he's proud of those grandbabies." Ron knew he was blessed that his grandbabies and children lived close. And he made the most of it by being with them every chance he got!

Ron has joined two of his best fishing buddies, Bob Leerskov and Hank Wiederhold . . . oh the stories and the laughs they will share.

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Bobby Lee Diehl, Sr.
Sep 29, 1931 - Dec 4, 2017

Bobby Lee Diehl, Sr., a longtime resident of Corsicana, passed away on Dec. 4, 2017. His memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 2 in Corsicana. Interment to follow at 2:20 p.m. at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway in Dallas.

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Bobby Lee Diehl, Sr. was born in Little Rock Arkansas on September 29, 1931. Born at home to Mimmie Osborne and Ella Eunice Diehl.

He attended school in Arkansas and Texas. He joined the US Navy in 1948 and attended Basic Training and Hospital School in San Diego, California. During the next seven years, he served at Naval Hospitals, aboard ships, with the US Marines and as a Hospital Corpsman in Japan at Army and Air Force Hospitals. His service to the Navy ended in late 1955 and in 1956 he enlisted in the US Air Force. After a tour in Japan, Bob married Imogene (Jean) Witte from Pottsville, Texas. They were stationed in Abilene Texas, spent three years in London, England, back to the US in Grand Forks, ND, Montgomery, Alabama, Wichita Falls, Texas and lastly in Rochester, New York when he retired. They adopted two children; Terri Rena in Grand Forks, ND and Bobby Lee Jr in Rochester, NY. They moved to Corsicana, TX in 1974 where Bob worked at Navarro Regional Hospital as an Operating Room Technician and Registered Nurse until 1996. In his spare time, he enjoyed bowling, fishing and watching High School Football.

Bob was a caregiver all his adult life.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Mimmie and Ella Diehl, Jean his wife and his daughter Terri. He is survived by his son Bobby Lee Diehl Jr of Corsicana, one grandson, Colby Lee Ferguson of Corsicana and a son-in-law, Billy Ferguson.

It was Bob’s wish to be cremated and his ashes interred beside his beloved wife Jean at the DFW National Cemetery.

“The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD” (NAS Job 1:21b).

The Memorial Service for Bobby Lee Diehl will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 3824 W. Hwy. 22, Corsicana, TX 75110 on March 2nd at 11 am. The Interment will follow at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX at 2:30 pm.

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Betty Jane "Janie" (Carmickle) Duwe
July 15, 1949 - Jun 9, 2018

Betty Jane "Janie" Duwe, 68 of Corsicana was granted her wings Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Kemp Care Center in Kemp. At her request a memorial service will be held with her husband, children, grandchildren and their spouses at a later date.
Betty was born in Paragould, Arkansas July 15, 1949 to Earl and Marjorie Carmickle. She married Ronald H. Duwe II May 18, 1979 and created a life of wondrous memories and adventures together of 39 years.
She worked for Walmart for many years starting out as the Ladies Department Manager, promoted to Assistant Store Manager at the original Walmart store in Corsicana and eventually being promoted to the Store Setup Manager at various locations within Texas and New Mexico.
She enjoyed collecting lighthouses, fairies, tea sets, porcelain dolls and traveling with her husband, children and grandchildren. Her family was her passion in life, always making sure everyone was taken care of in a special way. Birthday and holiday celebrations, she always made sure her family knew how special they were to her. She never met a stranger, always opening her home to her children's family and friends, making sure that everyone felt a part of her family.
Christmas was the holiday that filled her heart with the most joy of the year. She would go all out on the decorating, so much that when you walked into her home you thought you were walking into a "winter wonderland." She would have her son dress up as Santa and the grandkids dressed as elves. Parents would stop as they drove by so that their children could meet Santa and grab a candy cane from the elves. She won the Santa Award for best Christmas decorating multiple times in Corsicana. Her passion for Christmas will never be forgotten by her loved ones in whom she instilled her always bright and merry Christmas spirit.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Marjorie Carmickle, two brothers Larry Carmickle and Jerry Carmickle and father-in law Major Ronald N. Duwe, USAF.
She is survived by her loving husband Ronald H. Duwe II of Corsicana; daughter Connie Lynn Duwe of Corsicana; son Ronald Michael Duwe and wife Donna of Hawkins; daughter Michelle Denise Douglas and husband Dwayne of Sulphur, Louisiana; sister Jeanette Walsh and husband George of Mansfield; sister Donna Parker and husband David of Dublin, Ohio; mother-in-law Paula Duwe of Sun City; grandchildren Brittany Griffin and fiancé Devon Law of Everett, Washington, Chris Duwe and wife Lydia of Mildred, Kelli Griffin and fiancé Marco Jimenez of Athens, Texas, Garrett Douglas and wife Kacie of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Aron Valdez and wife Amber of Goose Creek, South Carolina, Allie Krumm and husband Zach of Tyler, T.J. Griffin of Corsicana, Katie England and husband Colin of Rota, Spain, Summer Warren and husband Chris of Hawkins, Quinton Douglas of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Jessica Valdez of Sulfur, Louisiana and Jamison Teague of Corsicana.
She is also survived by numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and other family members, and her two fur babies Josie and Jessie.
The family would like to thank the nurses Martha Garcia, Debbie Baker, Janie Banks, Chris and Gina and aides Glenn, Holly, Beth and Michelle at Kemp Care Center along with Melinda, Candace, Brandi, Warren Cave NP, Dr. Benjamin Brashear of Solaris Hospice for the excellent care provided. We also want to express our gratitude to Corsicana EMS and Careflite EMS especially Mike and Patrick for making her comfortable during transports to the hospitals.
In lieu of flowers or cards please make donations to the SPCA of Navarro County in her name.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Linda Glasgow
Apr 7, 1944 - June 12, 2018

Linda Glasgow was born April 7, 1944 and passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. followed by a memorial dinner at noon Friday. June 15, 2018 the Emhouse Baptist Church located at 283 N. Seely Ave., in Corsicana.

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Dorothy Nell (Johnston) Gonzales
Jan 22, 1927 - Mar 17, 2018

Dorothy Nell Johnston Gonzales, 91, formerly of Kerens passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 in Azle, Texas peacefully with loving family at her side.
She was born Jan. 22, 1927 in Kerens.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Paradise, Texas with Pastor David Kelly officiating the service.

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Ruthie Lee (Franklin) Bartee
Feb 14, 2018

Ruthie Lee Franklin Bartee, 72, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14,2018 in Ennis.

Wake services will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at Second Mission Baptist Church located at 909 S. Fifth St., with Pastor Curtis R. Johnson, Sr., as Eulogist.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


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James Clinton Wilson
Sept 29, 1931 - Jan 14, 2018

James Clinton Wilson, 86, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at his residence in Corsicana.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at the First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating.

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Larry Leon Starnes
June 17, 1940 - June 11, 2018

Mr. Larry Leon Starnes, 77, of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 11, 2018 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana.
He was born June 17, 1940 in Tyler, Texas to Fley and Mary Starnes.
He was a veteran having served his country in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a supervisor in the aircraft parts manufacturing industry for many years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Starnes and his parents.
He is survived by his sons, Bryan Mead of Lake Isabella, California, Damon Mead of Taft, CA, and Larry Starnes, Jr of Colorado; grandsons, Damon Mead of Tyler and Michael Mead of Coalinga, California; six great grandchildren; half-brother, Tim Corbitt of Colorado; uncle, Hudson Getty; and friends and caretakers, Johnny and Kay Ovalle of Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Dallas-Fort worth National cemetery. Interment with military honors will follow.

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Carrie (Crouch) Fultz
Jan 11, 1875 - Apr 7, 1940

Mrs. Carrie Fultz, 65, a resident of this section for half a century, died Sunday morning at 2:30 o'clock at her residence on East Tyler street here. She had been seriously ill for several weeks.
Funeral services were held on Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the Church of Christ, conducted by Rev. D.R. Cartlidge, pastor of the West Athens Baptist Church. The body was taken to Dresden, Navarro county, where interment took place.
Mrs. Fultz, the former Miss Carrie Crouch, was born in Warren county Tennessee, but had spent most of her life in Texas.
Surviving are her husband; one brother, Lawson Crouch, Dallas and one sister, Mrs. Mary Renfro, Athens.
The Athens Funeral Home had charge of the burial rites.

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  • Published in the Athens Review April 11, 1940
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Leonard Lee Miller
Feb 25, 1933 - Jun 16, 2018

Leonard Lee Miller, age 85 of Corsicana, Texas passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 in a Corsicana Nursing Facility. Miller was born Feb. 25, 1933 in Walker, Missouri. He was a United States Korean and Vietnam War Veteran where he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, member of the Northside Baptist Church of Corsicana, Texas, lifetime member of the VFW, Military Officers Association of America, American Legion Post 0022, Corsicana, AARP and is preceded in death by his wife, Teresa Miller.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Gregory and Deborah Miller of Corsicana, one granddaughter and husband, Maria Lynn and Jeff Paroline of Garland, one grandson and wife, Nathaniel Lee and Jennifer Miller Of Denton, two great grandsons, Cole Daniel of Wichita, Kansas, Jaeden Paroline of Garland, one brother, Billy Miller of New Boston, Texas, one sister-in-law, Judy Martin of Hooks, Texas and a number of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018 in the Bates Rolf Chapel, New Boston with Bro. Steve Minter officiating. Interment will be in Woodmen Cemetery, DeKalb Texas with military honors. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday before services.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bates Rolf Funeral Home, New Boston.

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Rickey Edward Foley
Feb 7, 1958 - Dec 18, 2016

Fickey Edward Foley, 59, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 Black Hills Cemetery with Dr. Mark Luera officiating.

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Mr. Rickey Edward Foley, 58, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Renassaince Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He was born on February 7, 1958 in Dallas, Texas.
He was employed for many years with the United States Postal Service.
He was preceded in death by his adoptive father, Billy Foley; biological father, Harvey Coslin; biological mother, Pat Kennemore; brother, Ronnie Foley and a sister, Debbie Fitzpatrick.
He is survived by his companion, Lupe Oros of Corsicana; estranged wife, Marianna Ort-Foley of Germany; daughter, Teresa Marie Foley of Germany; granddaughter, Abigail Rosalie Foley of Germany; adoptive mother, Ruth Heide of Mexia; sisters, Dolly Bowles of Corsicana and Tricia Foley Tipton of Floresville; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Black Hills Cemetery with Dr. Mark Luera officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to either the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.Notes:

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Gregory Sebastian Mario
Apr 24, 1969 - Jun 8, 2018

Greg Mario, 49 of Corsicana passed away Friday, June 8, 2018 in Dallas, Texas.
A public viewing will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. June 22, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Marco officiating.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Mittie Lee (Spruill) Fluker
Jan. 20, 1899 – Aug. 14, 1935

FUNERAL THURSDAY AFTERNOON HELD FOR CORSICANA WOMAN

Funeral rites for Mrs. Terry Fluker, aged 36 years, who died at the family home on Mamie Avenue, Wednesday morning at 5 o’clock, were held from the First Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, four children, Terry Fluker, Jr., Billie Joe Fluker, Sam Spruill Fluker and Rosemary Fluker, all of Corsicana; father, J. E. Spruill, Powell; five sisters, Mrs. J. R. Moffitt, Dallas; Mrs. C. B. Briethaupt, Corsicana; Mrs. E. McDaniel, Edmond, Okla., Mrs. Joe Campbell, Dallas, and Miss Frances Spruill, Powell; and four brothers, W. E. Spruill, Powell; C. D. Spruill, Roane; Sam Spruill Dallas, and Frank Spruill, of Powell.

Pallbearers were Harvey Boon, T. D. Keeling, D. D. Roberts, Afton Crocker, Wesley Crocker, W. T. Collins and R. B. Martin.

Honorary Pallbearers were the friends of the family.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, August 15, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Typhoid Fever w/o Terry Eugene Fluker, Sr; d/o Joseph Emery Spruill & Mary Tabitha “Mollie” (Pepper) Spruill

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MRS. TERRY FLUKER DIED WEDNESDAY AT HOME IN CORSICANA

Mrs. Terry Fluker, aged 36 years, died at the family home on Mamie avenue, Wednesday morning at 5 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the First Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, four children, Terry Fluker, Jr., Billie Joe Fluker, Sam Spruill Fluker and Rosemary Fluker, all of Corsicana; father, J. E. Spruill, Powell; five sisters, Mrs. J. R. Moffitt, Dallas; Mrs. C. B. Breighthaupt, Corsicana; Mrs. E. McDaniel, Edmond, Okla.; Mrs. Joe Campbell, Dallas; Miss Frances Spruill, Powell; four brothers, W. E. Spruill, Powell; C. D. Spruill, Roane; Sam Spruill, Dallas and Frank Spruill, Powell.

Pallbearers will be Harvey Boon, T. D. Keeling, D. D. Roberts, Afton Crocker, Wesley Crocker, W. T. Collins, R. B. Martin.

Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

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

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Susan W. “Susie” (Kelley) Kent
Sep 8, 1869 - Apr 20, 1948

MRS. ROBERT KENT FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED THURSDAY

Mrs. Robert Kent, aged 78 years, wife of the late R. I. Kent, died late Tuesday afternoon following a several weeks’ illness.

Mrs. Kent was born in Cornersville, Tenn., daughter of J. W. and Louisa Kelley, and moved to Texas with her parents when a young girl. She was married December 22, 1892, establishing a home in the Mildred community, where they resided until moving to Corsicana 25 years ago.

A long-time member of the Presbyterian church. Mrs. Kent was active in the church affairs until her health failed. A lover of flowers, she was active in the Garden Club.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. H. McGilvary, Streetman, Mrs. T. O. Wills and Mrs. Robert Davidson, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Delia L. Clark, Wichita Falls; three grandchildren, Louise and Angus Kent McGilvary, both of Streetman, and Helen Wills, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the McCammon chapel. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, Presbyterian minister of Marlin, formerly of Corsicana, assisted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be W. P. McCammon, Halsey Settle, Tate Lindsey, W. M. Davidson, Wayne Milligan and John Hughes.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, April 21, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Robert Isaiah Kent married December 22, 1892; d/o John W. Kelley buried in Providence cemetery & Louisa (McLeod) Kelley

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THURSDAY SERVICES FOR MRS. ROBT. KENT; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Mrs. Robert Kent, 78, who died late Tuesday following a several weeks’ illness, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, Marlin, Presbyterian minister, formerly of Corsicana, and Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Native of Cornersville, Tenn., Mrs. Kent came to Texas with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Kelley, when a young girl. She was married to the late Robert I. Kent, Dec. 22, 1892, and they resided in the Mildred community until 25 years ago when the family moved to Corsicana.

A long-time member of the Presbyterian church, Mrs. Kent was active in the church and in the Garden club.

Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. J. H. McGilvary, Streetman; Mrs. T. O. Wills and Mrs. Robert Davidson, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Della L. Clark, Wichita Falls; three grandchildren, Louise and Angus Kent McGilvary, both of Streetman and Helen Wills, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. P. McCammon, Halsey Settle, Tate Lindsey, W. M. Davidson, Wayne Milligan and John Hughes.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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William Alexander “Uncle Billy” Wilkerson
Jul 14, 1863 - Jul 14, 1934

W. A. WILKERSON, FORMER CORSICANAN, BURIED HERE SUNDAY

SUCCUMBED TO HEART ATTACK AT HIS PLACE BUSINESS IN WACO SATURDAY

Funeral services for W. A. (Uncle Billy) Wilkerson, former resident of Corsicana, who died at his automobile dealing establishment Saturday afternoon in Waco, with a heart attack, were held Sunday afternoon with burial in
Oakwood cemetery here. The rites in Waco were held at 2 o’clock, with Rev. J. M. Dawson, pastor of the First Baptist church, in charge and the body was brought overland to Corsicana where short services were held at the grave with Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, and Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, in charge.

Mr. Wilkerson had resided in Waco 40 years.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Emmett L. Wilkerson, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Eula W. Coulson, Corsicana; and several grandchildren.

Pallbearers were O. M. Boynton, E. Y. Cunningham, O. L. Albritton, F. B. McKie, Fectus A. Pierce and Dexter Hamilton.

Sutherland- McCammon Funeral Home directed the rites here.

Among out of town friends attending the services here were Misses Eva Werner, Hamilton and Clara Steger, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Coulson and Miss Mollie Blackmon, of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Bexley, John Sharp, Mrs. M. H. White, Hervey Butts, all of Waco; M. W. Frieson, Miss Kate Frieson and Mr. and Mrs. K. K. Bullock all of Fort Worth.

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Emma Lucille (Cowan) Burgess
1872 - Oct 16, 1934

FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN BE BURIED HERE ON THURSDAY

MRS. EMMA BURGESS DIED SUDDENLY WHILE VISITING BROTHER AT TERRELL

Mrs. Emma Burgess of Fort Worth died suddenly about 8 o’clock Tuesday night in Terrell while on a visit to her brother, Hugh Cowan, who resides there, and the body will be brought to Corsicana and the funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the home of another brother, Kerr Cowan, 1532 West Fourth avenue, with interment following in
Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by the Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Burgess, who was born and reared in Corsicana, has been a resident of Fort Worth many years, and had been away from Corsicana approximately thirty years. She was visiting her brother when death came suddenly and with little warning. She will be remember by many old-time residents as a most lovable and accomplished woman and of a kindly, Christian nature.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Campbell and Mrs. Harris both of Fort Worth; one son, Alva Burgess, also of Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. L. R. Johnson of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. E. J. Webster of Los Angeles, Cal.; four brothers, Wade Cowan, Fort Worth; Hugh Cowan, Terrell; W. L. Cowan, Stuttgart, Ark., and Kerr Cowan, Corsicana. She is also survived by several grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will be in charge of the services.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Oct 17, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Alva Carl Burgess married Dec 27, 1898; d/o William Harris Cowan & Sarah E. “Sallie” (Byrn) Cowan

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR FORMER CORSICANAN

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR Mrs. Emma Bridges of Fort Worth, former resident of Corsicana, who died suddenly Tuesday night in Terrell while visiting her brother, Hugh Cowan, were held from the residence of another brother, Kerr Cowan, 1532 West Fourth avenue, Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Burgess was born and reared in Corsicana.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Campbell and Mrs. Harris both of Fort Worth; a son, Alva Burgess, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. L. R. Johnson, Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. E. J. Webster, Los Angeles, Cal.; four brothers, Wade Cowan, Fort Worth; Hugh Cowan, Terrell; W. L. Cowan, Stuttgart, Ark., and Kerr Cowan, Corsicana, and several grandchildren and other relatives.

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

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Margaret (McClure) Dunavant
Mar 5, 1874 - Apr 3, 1934

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA DIED IN DALLAS ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret McClure Dunavant of Dallas, who died in the Methodist Hospital at Dallas Tuesday evening at 6:30 o’clock, were held from the home of her brother, M. J. McClure, 1909 West Fifth avenue Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Leo Johnston, pastor of the Oak Cliff Christian church.

Mrs. Dunavant resided in Corsicana for many years, prior to moving to Dallas.

Surviving are three brothers, M. J. McClure, Corsicana; R. M. McClure, Colorado, and J. T. McClure, Celina; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Griffith and Miss Georgia McClure, both of Port Arthur, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were N. F. Garrett, J. R. Webb, R. P. Bates. J. R. Curington, Ed Harris, Tom McElwee and W. S. Kellum.

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

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John Thomas “Tom” Hart
Apr 2, 1875 - May 28, 1946

Rites Held Thursday For Former Resident Who Died in Dallas

Funeral services for J. T. Hart, 71, former Corsicanan, who died in Dallas Tuesday, were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, George Hart, Corsicana; Robert Hart, Corpus Christi, and Dr. Wayne L. Hart, El Paso; a daughter, Mrs. Geoge Wentzell, Temple; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. A. Middleton, John Blair, Charles DeRusha, J. D. Haney and Garland Kent.

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Henry William Taylor
Feb 14, 1868 - Mar 6, 1934

HENRY W. TAYLOR DIED LAST NIGHT; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Henry William Taylor, aged 66 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday night at 9 o’clock after a short illness, were held from the family residence, 906 West Ninth avenue, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ.

Mr. Taylor had been a jeweler in Corsicana for many years, and was well known here.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, P. A. Taylor, Snyder, Okla., and Billie Taylor, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Aubrey Hamilton, McKinney; Mrs. W. R. Wells, Tipton, Okla; Mrs. Walter Whitaker, Tipton, Okla., and Mrs. Ruth Smith, Dallas; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were the following brother-in-laws:

W. C. Conant, C. S. Conant, A. M. Conant, G. C. Conant, H. C. Conant, S. H. Conant and F. C. Conant.

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Luna Bell (Fellowwell) Madden-Willis
Jul 29, 1886 - Oct 15, 1965

Mrs. Willis Of Irving Dies

Mrs. Luna Belle Willis, 70, formerly of Corsicana died at Irving Friday.

Funeral services were held on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. H. E. Muskoff, Baptist minister of Irving, conducted the rites.

Surviving are a son, Lee Charles Madden, a granddaughter, Mrs. Hazel Wright, a great-granddaughter, Janet Sue Wright, all of Irving; two brothers, Ed Fellowell, Dallas, and Jim Followell, Brownwood; a sister, Mrs. Donie Jamison, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Oct 16, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Hollie Madden 2nd unk Willis; d/o Gabriel Francis Followwell & Margaret Wolfe (McCoy) Followwell

Lee Charles Madden
Oct 9, 1921 - Aug 20, 1976

Lee Madden

Services for Lee Madden, 54, who died Friday at Dallas Methodist Hospital will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel.

The Rev. Howard Muskoph will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Geneva Madden of Grand Prairie; a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Wright of Irving; a brother, Holly Madden of Kerens; a sister, Mrs. Jewell Malone of Houston; and two grandchildren.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, August 22, 1976 - submitted by Diane Richards

Lee Madden

Pallbearers for the Lee Madden services held at 2 p.m., Monday were: Arvin Bamburg, Johnnie Bamburg, Cecil Ellis, Odis Ellis, Darrell Anders, and Paul Dorety.

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John Lee Welte
Aug 22, 1886 - Dec 23, 1934

ACCIDENT VICTIM WILL BE BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMEERY

Funeral services for John Lee Welte, aged 48 years, of Noble, Oklahoma, who was killed in an automobile accident Sunday night five miles southwest of Waco, will be held in Corsicana at 4:15 Monday afternoon with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by rev. M. W. Burgess, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene.

It is stated that his car figured in a collision with a truck and plunged into a bridge. A Mexican woman riding in the truck was reported injured and was taken to a Waco hospital for treatment.

Mr. Welte had been in San Antonio on a business trip and was en route to Corsicana to spend the holidays with relatives at the time of the accident. His wife was in Corsicana visiting her mother, Mrs. Malinda Bird.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Helen Jones, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Kate Gaddis, Kansas, and Mrs. H. G. Thrail, Oklahoma; and two brothers, Joe Welte and Albert Welte, both of Kansas.

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOHN L. WELTE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for John Lee Welte, aged 48 years, of Noble, Oklahoma, who was instantly killed late Sunday in an automobile accident near Waco, were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. W. burgess, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene.

Mr. Welte was en route from San Antonio to Corsicana to spend Christmas with relatives when his automobile figured in a collision with a truck five miles southwest of Waco. After the collision his automobile is reported to have crashed into a bridge.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Helen Jones, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Kate Gaddle, Kansas, and Mrs. H. C. Thrall, Oklahoma; and two brothers, Joe Welte and Albert Welte, both of Kansas.

The funeral was originally scheduled to have been held Monday afternoon but was changed when word was received that relatives were en route here from Kansas.

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

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Benjamin Harbert Sugg
Jan 10, 1855 - Sep 3, 1934

WAXAHACHIE MAN WAS BURIED HERE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Benjamin H. Sugg, aged 78 years who died Monday in Waxahachie, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in Waxahachie. Burial was made at Oakwood cemetery here at 3:30 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Hogan of Waxahachie, assisted here by Rev. P. Martin baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Drake and Mrs. Effie McCoy, both of Waxahachie.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements here.

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Barbara Nell Nutt
Mar 25, 1931 - Jul 15, 1934

LITTLE GIRL DIED EARLY SUNDAY; WAS BURIED IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Barbara Nell Nutt, aged 3 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nutt, who died Sunday morning at 2:30 o’clock, were held from the residence of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Nutt, 908 West Tenth avenue, Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Duane Douglas Nutt; two sisters, Sibyl Faye and Stella Jean Nutt; grandparents and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were T. D. Sheehan, A. P. Tuck, Floyd Henderson and J. C. Buck.

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Walter Starllag Jackson
May 7, 1897 - Apr 23, 1934

OIL OPERATOR IS VICTIM OF ATTACK ACUTE INDIGESTION

WALTER S. JACKSON DIED SUDDENLY SUNDAY; BURIAL TUESDAY MORNING

Walter S. Jackson, age 36 years, 1445 West Fourth avenue, independent oil operator, died Sunday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock a few minutes after being stricken with acute indigestion. The funeral services will be held at the First Methodist church Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Mr. Jackson had resided in Corsicana for the past twelve years, and was well-known among the oil fraternity.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Margaret Jane, Corsicana; a brother, Carl B. Jackson, Tulsa, Okla., a sister, Mrs. L. S. Robb, Shreveport, La.; and two aunts, Miss E. C. Jackson and Mrs. Birdie Armstrong, both of Shreveport, La.

Pallbearers will be Fred Prince, W. L. Pickens, N. G. Landrum, Ernest Wilson, Dr. Leslie Kelton, Glen Mershon, Roy DeLafosse and Billie Kenner.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Relatives, Friends Here Tuesday for Jackson Funeral

The following out of town sorrowing relatives and friends of the late Walter S. Jackson were in Corsicana to pay their last respects to the memory of this fine young man, who passed away so suddenly Sunday evening and was buried Tuesday morning in Oakwood, following impressive services held at 10:30 at the First Methodist church:

Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Robb and Miss E. C. Jackson and Mr. J. M. Jackson of Shreveport; Mr. and Mrs. Carl V. Jackson and daughter, Minerva, of Tulsa, Okla.; Dr. and Mrs. F. E. Baker of Stamps, Ark.; Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Daviss, Jr., of Lubbock; Mr. and Mrs. Phil Daviss of Gilmer; Mr. and Mrs. Theredge King, Arp; and the following men friends:

Messrs. L. S. Winer, Longview; H. J. Porter, San Antonio; Jimmie McLaren, Houston; Claude Holley and Jim Collins, Tyler, and E. B. Germany, M. G. Landrum, E. L. Wilson, W. L. Pickens, James B. Burleson, W. E. Butler and W. F. Menney, all of Dallas.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. S. JACKSON TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Walter S. Jackson, 36, oil operator, 1445 West Fourth Avenue, who died suddenly Sunday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock, were held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the First Methodist church with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor, assisted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Mr. Jackson had resided in Corsicana for the past twelve years and was well known in oil circles. He formerly was connected with Marland and Phillips oil companies.

Surviving are his wife, formerly Miss Margaret Daviss, Corsicana; a daughter, Margaret Jane, Corsicana; a brother, Carl B. Jackson, Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. L. S. Robb, Shreveport, La.; and two aunts, Miss E. C. Jackson and Mrs. Birdie Armstrong, both of Shreveport, La.

Pallbearers were Fred Prince, , W. L. Pickens, N. G. Landrum, Ernest Wilson, Dr. Leslie Kelton, Glen Mershon, Roy DeLafosse and Billie Kenner.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Polly Ann (Sims) Kirk
Mar 19, 1853 - Jul 30, 1934

BAZETTE, Aug. 9.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Polly Ann Kirk was buried in the
Prairie Point cemetery Tuesday.

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Ruthie Mae (Henderson) Bolden
Apr 17, 1935 - Dec 14, 2015

Ruthie Mae Bolden, 80, of Corsicana, Texas, passed away Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 at the Kindred Hospital in Mansfield, Texas. Graveside services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Domonique Rooks
abt 1986 - Jun 12, 2018

Domonique Rooks, 32, of Garland, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Dallas

Visitation will be noon to 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Fuenrals.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church, Goodlow. Pastor Nathan Carter, and Pastor Jerry Sharp Sr. of Living Words Christian Church of Garland officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Ricky Donnell Franklin
Nov 16, 1962 - Nov 27, 2016
 
Ricky Donnell Franklin, 54 of Dallas, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27,2016 in Dallas.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Wake services are set to begin from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at Johnson Memorial COGIC, 1600 S. Bus. Hwy 45 at T. A Carroll Avenue.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at Seond Mission Baptist Church, 909 S. 5th St. with Apostle David Ransom, Sr. Eulogist.

Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

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Earlean (Daniels) Bailey
Oct 14, 1920 - Jul 18, 2015

Earlean Bailey, 94, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Eastside Church of Christ located at 906 East 13th Avenue. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arragements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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William H. Powell Sr.
Sep 5, 1927 - Sep 28, 2015

William H. Powell Sr., 88 of Corsicana, passed away at his residence on Monday, Sept 28, 2015. Visitation will be 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Mr. Powell will lie in state at the church 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday. Funeral services are noon Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 South Fifth Street, Corsicana, with Pastor Larry L. Polk Sr. and Dr. Yvonne A Powell McDonald officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.

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Fannie M. Smith
abt 1931 - Oct 25, 2017

Fannie M. Smith, 86, of Corsicana passed away Oct. 25, 2017 at Trisun Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 2105 E. Jones, Ave. in Corsicana with Pastors Earnest Betts, Jr. and Dairy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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INFANT GIRL Dunlap
B&D Mar 18, 1934

Baby Died Sunday Night At Mildred; Burial on Monday

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Dunlap of the Mildred community died Sunday night and the funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents and a brother, Richard Dunlap.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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James Collard
Sep 28, 1950 - Sep 29, 1950

Collard Infant Rites Saturday

James Collard, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Collard, died at the family residence, 824 North Commerce street, Friday at 9:30 a.m.

Funeral rights are to be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at Oakwood cemetery, where interment will be made. The rights are to be conducted by The Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Surviving are the parents, five brothers, Richard Dunlap, Glenn Dunlap, Jackie Dunlap and Kenneth Dunlap and Anthony Collard, all of Corsicana.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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Josiah Cheatam “Joe” Hunter, Sr.
Sep 25, 1898 - Feb 18, 1972

J. C. Hunter

MIDLAND—Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ellis Funeral Chapel in Midland for former Corsicana resident Joe C. Hunter, 73, Midland resident since 1947. He died there Friday. Graveside rites and burial will be in Corsicana Monday at 10 a.m. at Oakwood cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Haley officiating.

He was a co-owner and drilling superintendent of the Three-Way Drilling Co. in Midland and a member of the Christian Church.

He is survived by his widow, Nona, of Midland; a son, David Hunter, Tulsa, Okla.; and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Dohoney, Dallas; Mrs. Rose Miller, Cisco, and Mrs. Laura Brewer, Renton, Wash.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

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Carl Archie Smith
Feb 29, 1892 - Dec 19, 1934

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR VICTIM HEART ATTACK THURSDAY

Funeral services for Carl Archie Smith, 42, life-long resident of Corsicana, who died with a heart attack Wednesday morning while at work, were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with burial in Oakwood cemetery, Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church, conducted the rites.

He has been an employee of the Robinson-Irvine gin company, East Sixth avenue, for six years. He operated the suction and was preparing to unload a wagon of cotton when he was stricken.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Dora Williams, Corsicana; Mrs. R. E. Baldorf, Corsicana; and a half brother, E. B. Carson, Mt. Pleasant.

Active pallbearers were D. McBroom, W. L. McBroom, C. F. Broughton, H. L. Hargraves, J. B. Robinson and R. C. Campbell.

Honorary pallbearers were C. E. Breithaupt, Charley White, J. C. White, C. F. Irvine and W. J. Crossland.

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HEART ATTACK WAS FATAL CARL SMITH WEDNESDAY MORNING

Carl Archie Smith, aged 42 years, life-long resident of Corsicana, employee of the Robinson-Irvine gin company, 605 East Sixth avenue, died with a heart attack at the gin Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock. The funeral will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Smith operated the suction at the gin and was preparing to unload a wagon of cotton when he was stricken, dying shortly thereafter, it was stated. He had been an employee of the gin for the past six years.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Cora Williams, Corsicana; Mrs. R. E. Baldorf, Corsicana; ; and Mrs. E. B. Carson, Mt. Pleasant.

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INFANT SON Swanson
Died March 1934

Infant Was Buried Tuesday Afternoon

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Swanson was buried in Oakwood cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Mrs. Swanson will be remembered as Miss Louise Barth before her marriage.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the service.

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Robert Edward Baldauf, Sr.
Feb 22, 1881 - Apr 4, 1940

ROBERT E. BALDAUF DIED ON THURSDAY; BURIAL BE FRIDAY

Robert E. Baldauf, aged 59 years, died at his home, 1223 West Eleventh avenue, Thursday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock.

Funeral services are to be held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his widow, two daughters, Mrs. W. D. Hadley and Mrs. George Pollard; two sons, Robert Baldauf and Francis Baldauf, and three grandchildren, all of Corsicana; a brother, C. C. Baldauf, Angus; and three sisters, Mrs. John Ware, Angus; Mrs. Roy Petty, Vivian, La., and Mrs. E. E. Elliott, Kilgore.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, April 4, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Hattie Gertrude (Smith) Baldauf buried in Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana; s/o Charles A. Baldauf & Emmaline Wilson (McCage) Baldauf
     

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR ROBERT BALDAUF

Funeral services for Robert E. Baldauf, aged 59 years, who died Thursday afternoon at his home, 1223 West Eleventh avenue, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley chapel, interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffith.

Surviving are his widow, two daughters, Mrs. W. D. Hadley and Mrs. George Pollard; two sons, Robert Baldauf and Francis Baldauf, and three grandchildren, all of Corsicana; a brother, C. C. Baldauf, Angus; and three sisters, Mrs. John Ware, Angus; Mrs. Petty, Vivian, La., and Mrs. E. E. Elliott, Kilgore.

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Cora Belle (Wells) Warden
Jun 22, 1871 - Aug 17, 1934

Former Navarro County Woman Be Buried Here Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. E. K. Warden, who died Friday in Overton, will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock in Oakwood cemetery. They will be conducted by J. L. Hines, Minister of the Church of Christ. The body will be brought overland by Corley Funeral Home Sunday.

Mrs. Warden was a native of Navarro county and had lived in Overton only a short while.

Survived by her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Woodward, Mrs. Gertrude Story, Mrs. Agnes Jones and Miss Eva Warden, all of Overton.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FORMER RESIDENT SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. E. K. Warden, who died in Overton Friday, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock at
Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by J. L. Hines, Church of Christ minister.

Mrs. Warden was a native of Navarro county and had resided in Overton only a short time.

Surviving are her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Woodward, Mrs. Gertrude Story, Mrs. Agnes Jones and Miss Eva Warden, all of Overton.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Former Navarro County Woman Be Buried Here Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. E. K. Warden, who died Friday in Overton, will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock in
Oakwood cemetery. They will be conducted by J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ. The body will be brought overland by Corley Funeral Home Sunday.

Mrs. Warden was a native of Navarro County and had lived in Overton only a short while.

Survived are her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Woodward, Mrs. Gertrude Story, Mrs. Agnes Jones and Miss Eva Warden, all of Overton.

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Kenneth Wade Raney
June11, 1957 - June 7, 2018

Kenneth Wade Raney of Carrollton passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018.  After a short battle with cancer, his heavenly Father called him home where he now has been perfectly healed.

Kenneth was born June 11, 1957 in Corsicana to Oleta Arnett Raney and Grover Raney. He graduated from Corsicana High School in May of 1975. Soon after he joined the military, where he went on to become a proud Sergeant in the United Marine Corps.

Ken Married his loving wife, Joyce in August of 2000 and they lived in Carrollton. He worked as the project manager in Facilities and Construction for the city of North Richland Hills.

Ken loved the Lord first and his family followed closely behind. He was not a man who sought worldly treasures, but a humble and kind servant and a heart full of thankfulness for all of God's blessings.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, brother Grover Earl Raney, sister Rose Ann Raney and grandparents, Frank and Lena Arnett, Aaron G. and Carrie Raney.

He leaves as his legacy two children and three step-children, Jennifer Wooten and Kerwin of Frisco, Daniel Raney of Carrollton, Demetrius Galban and Kim of Houston, Gabriel Galban of Carrollton Alisha Galban and Janna of Mesquite.

He carried so close to his heart his precious grandchildren, Kessler, Addison, Sterling, Chandler, Harper, Madison, Mackenzee, Makaleigh, Elijah, Zach and Gracie. Ken also leaves 14 siblings to cherish sweet memories, Ronnie and Theresa Raney, Shelby and Laura Raney, Frankie and Michael Whisenant, Lena Farmer, Beth and Dean Ginn, Joyce and Clyde Smalling, Peggy Gunnels, Charlotte and Mike Cordell, Elton and Linda Raney, Steven Raney, Henry and Charlie Raney and Audrey and Nathan Harris, along with numerous nephews, nieces and cousins and his very special, one in a million, aunt Jo Ann Tomlin.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018 with funeral services to follow at 11:30 a.m. at Calvary Worship Center in Corsicana with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating.

The family request any donations be made to Calvary Worship Center, Ken's home church.

A USMCservice with military honors will be held Monday, July 9, 2018 at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211.

Arrangements made by North Dallas Funeral Home.

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George Moek “Mack” Wilson
Jul 9, 1902 - Nov 25, 1934

CROCKETT MAN IS BURIED HERE ON MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for George Mack Wilson, aged 32 years, of Crockett, who died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Wilson, 1021 West Eleventh avenue, Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock, will be held from the United Presbyterian church with burial in Oakwood cemetery Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock.

The rites were conducted by Rev. B. A. Steverson, pastor of the church.

Wilson was a native of Navarro county and resided in Corsicana prior to moving to Crockett four years ago. He was a baker.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Peggy Jean, both of Crockett; parents, and two brothers, O. W. Wilson and R. L. Wilson, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Richard Cunningham, Lige Cunningham, Wright Hedrick, Jess Thomas, John C. Hughes, Frankie Rainey, all of Corsicana; W. R. Brown, Crockett, and James Crawford, Lufkin.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Nov 26, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ima Opal (Muckleroy) Wilson-Jenson married May 14, 1927 buried in Evergreen Memorial Park, Crockett, Texas; s/o Andrew Hugh Wilson & Anna Mae (Dubose) Wilson

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CROCKETT BAKER IS BURIED HERE AFTER DEATH ON SUNDAY

Funeral services for George Mack Wilson, 32, Crockett baker, who died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Wilson, 1021 West Eleventh avenue, Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock after a lingering illness, were held Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the United Presbyterian church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. B. A. Steverson, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Peggy Jean, Crockett; parents and two brothers, O. W. Wilson and R. L. Wilson, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Richard Cunningham, Lige Cunningham, Wright Hedrick, Jess Thomas, John C. Hughes and Frankie Rainey, all of Corsicana; W. R. Brown, Crockett, and James Crawford, Lufkin.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Minnie Clyde Steward
Feb 7, 1900 - Feb 18, 1934

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED IN DALLAS ON SUNDAY

MISS MINNIE STEWARD WILL BE BURIED HERE ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Miss Minnie Steward, aged 34 years, former resident of Corsicana died in Dallas Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock and the funeral will be held here Tuesday afternoon from the First Baptist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Miss Steward had been connected with an insurance company in Dallas for the past two years, but prior to that time had been an employee of the local office of the Southwestern Bell Telephone company here eight years and also had been employed by the telephone company at Mexia five years before moving to Corsicana. She was a member of the First Baptist church here and took an active part in the activities of that congregation.

Surviving are her mother Mrs. Ameila Steward, Douglas; six sisters, Mrs. Erman Easterling, Louisville, Texas; Mrs. Mary Thomas, Tyler; Mrs. W. M. Whitaker, Weyland; Mrs. T. J. Hardy, Abilene; Miss Ruby Steward, Kilgore, and Miss Hazel Steward, Dublin; and three brothers, John, Jack and Frank Steward, all of Dublin.

The funeral will be conducted by the Corley Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR FORMER CORSICANAN

Funeral services for Miss Minnie Steward, 34, of Dallas, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Dallas, Sunday afternoon , was held from the First Baptist church, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church. Miss Steward resided in Corsicana eight years prior to moving to Dallas two years ago. She was an employee of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company here and was connected with the telephone company in Mexia five years before coming to Corsicana. She was a member of the First Baptist church here.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Amelia Steward, Douglas; six sisters, Mrs. Erma Easterling, Louisville, Texas; Mrs. Mary Thomas, Tyler; Mrs. W. M. Whitaker, Weyland; Mrs. T. J. Hardy, Abilene; Miss Ruby Steward, Kilgore, and Miss Hazel Steward, Dublin; and three brothers, John, Jack and Frank Steward, all of Dublin.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Rosa Elizabeth “Rosie” (Price) Derden-Prince
Aug 1, 1882 - Aug 10, 1963

Mrs. Prince, 82, Dies Saturday, Rites Monday

Mrs. Rosa Derden Prince, 82, native of Kosse, 2122 West Thirteenth avenue, died Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. from the missionary Baptist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor and Rev. Buel Crouch, Dallas minister.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. J. f. Prince, Corsicana; five sons, W. T. and Homer Derden, both of Dallas; Jim Derden, Corsicana; Jesse Derden, Miles City, Montana, and Earl Derden, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Childress, Emhouse; Mrs. Harlan Goode, Irving, and Mrs. Harry Whitsell, Houston; 21 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. A. A. Welborn, Greggton, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Douglas, Derward George, Bud Holditch, Robert Bryant, Johnny Arnett, Loyd Farish and honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of the Missionary Baptist church.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Aug 10, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Thomas Bruce “Tom” Derden 2nd husband John Franklin Prince, Rev. buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery; d/o William F. Price & Mattie Samantha (Hudson) Price

Jack D. Weaver, Sr.
May 5, 1874 - Jul 5, 1934

JACK D. WEAVER DIED SUDDENLY THURSDAY NIGHT

FUNERAL WILL BE HELD AT FAMILY HOME ON SATURDAY MORNING

Jack D. Weaver, aged 60 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at his home, 633 West Collin street, Thursday night at 11:30 o’clock after being taken suddenly ill.

Funeral services will be held from the family home Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mr. Weaver was a native of Alabama, but had resided here since early manhood. He was connected with several business firms here for many years.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Jack Weaver, Jr., Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Parker and Mrs. Henry Dobbs, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Tom Brinley and Mrs. Mollie Brinley, both of Alabama.

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

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VICTIM OF SUDDEN ILLNESS WAS BURIED SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Jack D. Weaver, 60, long-time resident of Corsicana, and identified with several business establishments, who died suddenly Thursday night at 11:30 o’clock, were held from the family residence, 633 West Collin Street, Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mr. Weaver was a native of Alabama, but came to Corsicana in his early manhood.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Jack Weaver, Jr., and two daughters, Mrs. Richard Parker and Mrs. Henry Dobbs, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Tom Brinley and Mrs. Mollie Brinley, both of Alabama, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Marvin R. Thomas, Conrad Matthews, Jr., Arthur Beavers, Joe Kelton Wells, James W. McCammon and J. G. Christian.

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

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Tina (Dixon) Jones-McBride
Oct 18, 1873 - Nov 26, 1934

LIFELONG RESIDENT STREETMAN DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Mrs. J. B. McBride, aged 61 years, life-long resident of the Streetman community, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Monday morning at 3:50 o’clock. The funeral will be held from the Streetman Presbyterian church Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in the Birdston cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Molloy, pastor of the Streetman church, and Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church here.

Surviving are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. W. O. Allmon, Corsicana; Mrs. H. P. Grizzard, Streetman; and Miss Bessie Jones, Fairfield; and two brothers and a sister who reside in Mississippi.

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MRS. J. B. M’BRIDE BURIED TUESDAY IN BIRDSTON CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. B. McBride, 61, lifelong resident of the Streetman community, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Monday morning at 3:50 o’clock, were held from the Streetman Presbyterian church Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in the Birdston cemetery. Rev. Molloy of the Streetman church and Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Corsicana, conducted the rites.

Surviving are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. W. O. Allmon, Corsicana; Mrs. H. P. Grizzard, Streetman; and Miss Bessie Jones, Fairfield; and two brothers and a sister who reside in Mississippi.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, November 27, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband John Y. Jones 2nd husband John B. McBride married Nov. 18, 1906; d/o John Dixon per death certificate

Leona Allmon, Miss
Sep 13, 1880 - Jun 22, 1938

MISS LEONA ALLOMAN DIED LAST NIGHT; BE BURIED BIRDSTON

Miss Leona Allman, aged 57 years, died at her home, 516 West Eleventh avenue, Wednesday night. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock at the Birdston cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Miss Allman had resided in Corsicana for a number of years. She was a sister of the late Willis O. Allman.

Surviving are a sister, Miss Gladys Allman, and a brother Thomas W. Allman, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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Thomas W. Allmon
Feb 9, 1883 - Jul 26, 1950

Thomas W. Allman Fatally Stricken By Heart Attack

Thomas W. Allman, 66 year old former Corsicana businessman, succumbed to a heart attack Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the home of his aunt, Mrs. Kate Elliston, 813 West Seventh avenue.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the McCammon Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be at Birdston cemetery.

Allman is survived by his aunt and several nieces and nephews. He formerly operated a service station and grocery store here.

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Thomas W. Allman Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Thomas W. Allman, who died Wednesday of a heart attack, were held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the McCammon Funeral Home.

Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was planned at Birdston cemetery.

A former Corsicana businessman, Allman died at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the home of his aunt, Mrs. Kate Elliston, 813 West Seventh Avenue. He was 66.

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Leonard Elliston Allmon, Sr.
Aug. 19, 1915 - Sep. 29, 1976

L. E. Allmon

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Leonard E. Allmon Sr., 61, resident of Grand Prairie, who died today at Fort Worth.

The Rev. James N. Cook will officiate, with burial following at Birdston cemetery in Streetman.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. June Allmon of Streetman; two sons, Leonard Allmon, Jr. of Irving and Jon Allmon of Arlington Heights, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Lelia Gene Neyfeldt of Arlington Heights; five grandchildren, his mother, Mrs. Willie Allmon of Streetman; a brother, Willis Allmon of Houston; and a sister, Mrs. Juanita Marston of Streetman.

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L. E. Allmon

Pallbearers for the Leonard E. Allmon Sr. services to be held at 3 p.m. today at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel, are D. R. Ryder, V. T. Spencer, C. V. Flores, A. D. Hensley, D. J. Maxwell, and B. J. Browning.

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Michael Anthony Allen
Jan 25, 1962 - Dec 4, 2015
 
Michael Anthony Allen, 53, of Ennis and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 at his residence.. Michael was born Jan. 25, 1962 to the parentage of Billy and Madylon Allen. After graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School, he continued to further his education at Navarro College.. In his early life, he gave his life to Christ and became a member of Living Testimony Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas.. Michael was a hard-working man throughout his life. He worked at Dallas Independent School District for many years, Pactiv, Corsicana for several years and Sterlite Company in Ennis serving in plant maintenance.. He was preceded in death by his parents; uncles, Roscoe Dempsey, James Dempsey, Charles Dempsey, Bobby Brown, Carl Allen, Sammie Allen, Dawfea Allen, Chester Allen, George Allen; and aunts, Mary Nell Allen and Christell Davis.. Michael is survived by his wife of 24 years, Lawunia Allen; two sons, Tomario Cleveland, and Minister Marcellus Cleveland (Gwen); goddaughter, Kayiyah Toplin; one brother, Keith Allen; two uncles, Leonard Dempsey, Ronnie Allen; two aunts, Barbara Cleveland “Aunt Bobbie,” and Barbara Dempsey. He is also survived by nephews and nieces, Juanita Allen, Dartavies Wright and Keilon Allen; sister and brothers-in-law, Adele Cleveland, Helen Edom, Robert Cleveland, Bertha Woodard, James (Thressa) Cleveland, Dorothy (Jake) Griffin, and many other relatives and friends.. Visitation will be 12 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.. Funeral service will be 12 noon Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, Corsicana with Bishop K.D. Davis Sr., pastor officiating and Minister Marcellus Cleveland, Eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Edward Allen, Marcus Allen, Wardell Allen, Terrence Cleveland, Adante Austin and Lester Edom. Honorary pallbearers will be Derwood Cleveland, James Cleveland, Richard Allen and Michael Jackson.. M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals in charge of arrangements.

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Brynda Beatrice (Thomas) LaLonde
Feb 24, 1950 - Nov 26, 2016
 
Brynda Thomas LaLonde, born Brenda Beatrice Thomas made her introduction on Feb. 24, 1950 in Buffalo.

Brynda accepted Christ at an early age and attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She received her formal education from G.W. Jackson High School and was a proud graduate of the class of 1968. One of

Brynda's biggest passions was fashion and loved to "dress to impress."
Brynda was previously employed at Texas Instruments, Gulf Life Insurance Co., and Bank of America in Dallas.

She was called home on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.

Brynda was preceded in death by her father, Cecil Thomas, Sr., and sister, Jacqueline Thomas.

She leaves to cherish parents, Lucion and Gussie Jessie, and Cora Thomas; daughter, Larronda Lusk; Sons, Orlondo Jessie and Torin Jessie and wife Cassandra; sisters, Carolyn Johnson, Sandra Haynes, Johnnie Thomas, Joy Thomas, Debra and Renee Thomas; brothers, Lucion Jessie, III, Cedric Jessie, Sr., and wife Kaye, Ronnie Jessie and wife Jackie, Benjamin A. Jessie and wife Darlene, Terry Thomas and wife Thelma, Gayland Thomas and wife Mary, Jefferey Thomas and wife Brenda, Cecil Thomas, Jr., Michael and Danny Thomas; Daughter-in-law; three granddaughters, Jasmine Jessie, Celeste Jessie and Temassia Rooks; four grandsons, Ryan Lusk, D'Eriq Jordan, David Jessie and Devin Jessie; one great- grandson, Trenton Rocks; one great- granddaughter, Tatum Rocks; four aunts, Shirley Ware, Frankie Johnson, Annie Faye Dewberry and Louise Alexander; two uncles, Vernon Dewberry, Plesse Johnson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Corsicana. Rev. Alfred Cox officiated and Rev. Jessie Williams served as Eulogist.

Brynda was laid to rest at Woodland Cemetery.


G.W. Jackson 1968

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LeVorn Woods
abt 1927 - Dec 8, 2015

LeVorn Woods, 88, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 at Kindred Hospital, Mansfield, Texas. Visitation will be 12 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 at Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery with Minister Larone Rooks officiating.

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Margaret Baty
abt 1926 - Mar 8, 2018

Margaret Baty, 91, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2018 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, March 16, 2018 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church located at 1009 S. Fourth St., with Pastor Gary Moore, Officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Laura D. Keeton Woodard
abt 1910 - Nov 28, 2016

Laura D. Keeton Woodard, 106, of Desoto, former Corsicana resident, passed away Monday, Nov. 28,2016 at the Charleston Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

Funeral services are set to begin at noon Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 S. Fifth St.

Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Ricky K. Smith, Sr.
abt 1963 - Dec 8, 2016

Ricky K. Smith, Sr., 53, of Desoto, former Corsicana resident passed aay Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at the VA Hospital in Dallas.

Funeral services are set to begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 at Bethel AME Church located at 101 North 4th Street.

Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary

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James Bragg
Jan 31, 1858 - Mar 28, 1934

AGED ROANE MAN DIED SUDDENLY AT HOME WEDNESDAY

Funeral rites for James Bragg, aged 76 years of Roane, who died suddenly at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon were conducted at the family residence in Roane at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Corsicana Eleventh Avenue Baptist church, and interment was made in the Post Oak Cemetery.

Surviving are one brother, Jesse Bragg, and three sisters, Miss Mary Bragg, Mrs. W. M. Randell and Mrs. John Davis, all of the Roane community.

Arrangements were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Bragg
Feb 9, 1872 - Jul 1, 1948

MARY BRAGG RITES ARE HELD FRIDAY; BURIAL AT POST OAK

Funeral services for Miss Mary Bragg, aged 76 years, long-time Roane resident, who died early Thursday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Burial was in the Post Oak cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Survivors include Mrs. Mattie Estes, Roane; Mrs. John Davis, Waco; Mrs. Bessie Brufett, Dayton, Ohio; Herbert Davis, Pampa and Walter Randell, Roane, nieces and nephews.

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Willie/Lillie (Beasley) Schrimsher-Brown-Wilson
May 15, 1881 - Oct 20, 1934

1930 census has Carrie Schrimsher and Ethel Schrimsher in the State Orphans Home-school enrollment in Oklahoma has Lee Dec. 18, 1916, Roy Jul. 16, 1903, Bill Aug. 17, 1908, Delbert Jul. 12, 1912, John Nov. 16, 1902 all enrolled there

1st husband J. F. Schrimsher 2nd assumed Joe Brown 3rd husband J. C. Wilson d/o Bill Beasley per death certificate

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MRS. J. C. WILSON DIED AT HOME HERE SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. J. C. Wilson, aged 53 years, who died at 711 East Tenth Avenue Saturday morning at 3 o’clock, were held at Post Oak cemetery where burial was made Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

Surviving are her husband, six children, Carrie Jane Schrimpsher, Gainesville; Lee Schrimpsher, Oklahoma; Delbert Schrimpsher, Oklahoma; Ethel Schrimpsher, Dallas; Bill Schrimpsher, Oklahoma; and J. B. Brown, Hamilton; mother who resides in Abilene, and several brothers and sisters.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Oct. 20, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband J. F. Schrimsher 2nd husband Joe Brown 3rd husband J. C. Wilson d/o Bill Beasley per death certificate

Abbie (Coursey) Shelton
Sep. 8, 1879 - Jul. 10, 1934

WOMAN DIED WITH HEART ATTACK AND BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Abbie Shelton, aged 55 years, wife of E. D. Shelton, Hester community, died at 305 West Seventh Avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock with a heart attack. The funeral was held from the Baptist church at Post Oak Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock with interment in the Post Oak cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. B. Ingle and Rev. H. B. Carraway, Baptist ministers.

Surviving are her husband and two sons.

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

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, July 11, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Edward W. “Edd” Shelton married Sep. 4, 1898 assumed d/o Thomas Maxton “Tom” Coursey & Lilly (Glasgow) Coursey

Bette Nell (Deaton) Buchanan-Reynolds
Jun 26, 1940 - Jun 16, 2018
 
Bette Nell Deaton Reynolds (formerly Buchanan,) 77, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 in the Presbyterian Hospital in Rockwall.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charky Marquis officiating.
Interment to follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.


 

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Donald Laverne Buchanan, Billy Roy Rash and Marlin Reynolds - d/o Luther Carl Deaton and Bessie (Jackson) Deaton

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Bette Nell Deaton Reynolds (formerly Buchanan) passed on to her home in heaven on June 16, 2018. She was born in Corsicana, Texas on June 26, 1940 to Bessie Jackson Deaton and Luther Carl Deaton. She was the youngest of five children.

Bette Nell was raised in Corsicana, Texas. In October of 1962 she met and married Donald Laverne Buchanan. After living in Virginia, Florida as well as Iowa, the couple returned home to Corsicana, TX where they raised their four children. Bette Nell never knew an enemy. She was very social and had many friends throughout her life. She was married to Donald for 37 years until his death. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, but in her later years she had a fondness for the Corsicana Cowboy Church.

Bette Nell had many years of employment in many different areas of life and loved it all. She delighted in working at Corsicana Day Nursery and would talk about the children in her care well into their adulthood. She loved working fruitcake season at the Collin Street Bakery year after year well into her sixties. She also worked for many years for Mastervend inside Guardian Glass and she adored the people she prepared meals for day and night.

Bette Nell loved her family, music, art, and life. She could play piano by ear alone, and often treated whichever facility she was in to her rendition of “Old Rugged Cross”. She was also artistically talented. She was a member of the Corsicana Art League and has even sold her artwork, although she never cared about the money. She could find beauty in a sunset, or in the color of the rust on a barbed wire fence. Her favorite song was “Hotel California” by the Eagles, but she loved everything from Elvis to Bob Seger to Lady Gaga to Willie Nelson. She delighted in her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was a very proud mother and never passed an opportunity to tell everyone all about them.

Bette Nell was a passionate mother and amazing person who will be sorely missed by all of those she leaves behind. This includes four children, 19 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren as well as countless cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was the kind of person that would defend the underdog. She could be cordial and kind even to those that chose not to get along with her. She had a sense of justice and an eagerness to right wrongs. Most of all, however, she embraced life. She walked on through struggles until she could find more pleasing footing again. She chose excitement over safety, passion over complacency, and love above all. She was truly a colorful peacock in a world full of doves.

She was preceded in death by her parents Bessie and Luther Carl Deaton, her brother Bill Deaton, her brother Carl “Son” Deaton, her brother Bob Deaton, and her sister Anne Deaton Pinkard. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 37 years Donald Lavern Buchanan, her second husband Billy Roy Rash, and her third husband Marlin Reynolds. She is survived by her son Carl Buchanan and wife Virginia from Magnolia, Texas; her son Donald Alvin Buchanan and wife Lillian from Cleburne, Texas; her daughter Tracy Buchanan and husband David Riley from Rockwall, Texas and her daughter Heather Malloy from Groesbeck, Texas as well as her 19 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charky Marquis officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas.

 


Alvin Waller Jr.
May 12, 1934 - June 17, 2018
 
Alvin Waller Jr., 84 of Rockwall passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018 at his residence. He was born May 12, 1934 in Navarro County to Alvin Waller Sr. and Ruby Turnbow Waller. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana prior to moving to Rockwall four years ago and was currently a member at First Baptist Church in Rockwall. He enjoyed traveling, loved to sing, recording songs and also sang in the choir.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Billy Joe Waller and son, Alvin Farrell Waller.

He is survived by his wife, Lola Waller of Rockwall; children, Annette Erickson and Jeff and Darlene Waller; grandchildren, Harry Nicholson, Charlie Coskey and Stephanie Mapes; great grandchildren, Sarah Mapes, Leslie Sorrell, Calley Coskey and Dalton Smith; great great grandchild, Ryland Arnold; one brother, Thomas Waller and Joan; special niece, Teresa Guerry and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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John Castillo
1922 - Jun 30, 1934

Boy Died Saturday Night; Burial On Sunday Afternoon

John Castillo, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Castillo, North Fifth street, died Saturday night at 12:30 o’clock, and the funeral was held Sunday at 3 o’clock with burial in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Surviving are the parents and several brothers and sisters.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge.

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Lily (Hebert) Stagg
Mar 10, 1887 - Apr 9, 1934

FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. STAGG

Funeral services for Mrs. Lilly M. Stagg, 47, who died Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Catholic cemetery, Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local parish, conducted the rites.

Surviving are three brothers, F. F. Hebert, Corsicana; J. J. Hebert, San Antonio; and Henry Hebert, California.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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John Horvath
1869 - Mar 15, 1934

JOHN HORVATH DIED HERE LAST NIGHT; BURIAL ON FRIDAY

John Horvath, aged 65 years, native of Hungary, but resident of this community for many years died Thursday night after a long illness. The funeral rites were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Catholic cemetery. The services were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Charles Szenasy, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mike Nagy, Rice; a son, Bill Horvath, Corsicana; fifteen grandchildren and a number of relatives in Hungary.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Ruby Mae (McMillon) Prater
Feb 11, 1906 - Feb 6, 1995

Ruby Mae Prater, 88, of Dawson, died Feb. 6, 1995, in a Denison Nursing Home.

Family to receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Wade Funeral Home. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wade Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Joe Worley officiating. Burial will follow in the Dawson Cemetery.

Mrs. Prater was born Feb. 11, 1906 in Dawson. She was a resident of Collinsville for the past three years, prior to that she lived in Dawson all of her life. She was a retired sales clerk, working for Duke and Ayers Department Store in Corsicana for 20 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Dawson.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Page of Collinsville; three grandchildren, Randy Almond of Collinsville, Mitch Almond of Sherman and Nancy Cox of Garland; and two great-grandchildren, Corey Cox of Garland and Jennifer Almond of Collinsville.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Feb 7, 1995
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Irvin Leo Prater married Oct. 26, 1933; d/o William Pettus McMillon & Eugenia Pearl (Foster) McMillon buried in Liberty Hill cemetery

Irvin Leo Prater
Aug 29, 1902 - May 18, 1961

Irvin Prater Dies Thursday

Irvin L. Prater of Dawson, brother of Mrs. Bummie McReynolds, Corsicana teacher, died in Memorial Hospital at 11:45 a.m. Thursday. Eubanks Funeral Home will handle arrangements.

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Irvin Prater Rites Saturday

Irvin Prater, 58, farmer, native of Dawson, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday following a stroke several weeks ago.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Dawson with burial in the Dawson Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Fred Chapman of Midlothian, who recently resigned as pastor of this church, assisted by Rev. Robert Sanders, pastor of the Dawson Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. Bobbie Almond, Dallas; two brothers, Chester Prater, Dawson, and Lloyd Prater, Roswell, N. M.; three sisters, Mrs. Zola McCulloch, Waco; Mrs. Thelma Adams and Mrs. Bummie McReynolds, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dan Griffin, Charlie Fondren, J. R. Rogers, Clyde Roloff, Harold Pitts and H. H. Houck.

Eubanks Funeral Home directs.

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Irvin Prater Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Irvin Prater, 58, farmer, native of Dawson, were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist Church in Dawson with burial in the Dawson Cemetery. He died in Memorial Hospital Thursday following a stroke several weeks ago.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Fred Chapman of Midlothian, who recently resigned as pastor of this church, assisted by Rev. Robert Sanders, pastor of the Dawson Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. Bobbie Almond, Dallas; two brothers Chester Prater, Dawson and Lloyd Prater, Roswell, N. M.; three sisters, Mrs. Zola McCulloch, Waco; Mrs. Thelma Adams and Mrs. Bummie McReynolds, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dan Griffin, Charlie Fondren, J. R. Rogers, Clyde Roloff, Harold Pitts and H. H. Houck.

Eubanks Funeral Home directed.

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Lucille Lois (Scruggs) Johnson
Nov 20, 1911 - Dec 15, 1994

Lucille Johnson

Lucille Johnson, 83, of Corsicana, died Dec. 15, 1995, at Twilight Home.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

She was born Nov. 20, 1911, in Dawson. She was formerly a resident of Purdon.

She is survived by one daughter, Marcell Garcia of Dallas; two brothers, Dewey Scruggs of Corsicana and Lee Scruggs of California; four sisters, Pauline Slater of Corsicana, Lorene Summers of Toole and Mary Lou Wright and Maudinea Moore, both of Dallas; and four grandchildren, Gail Smith of Grand Prairie and Harry Jones, Jr., Billy Jones and Tim Jones, all of Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, T. H. Bill Johnson in 1976.

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Margarete V. “Maggie” (Smith) Chancellor
Mar 8, 1872 - Sep 10, 1934

DAWSON WOMAN TO BE BURIED THERE ON WEDNESDAY

DAWSON, Sept. 11.—(Spl.)—Mrs. R. M. Chancellor, aged 62, native of Alabama, but resident of Texas for more than 30 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. McKinney early Monday morning after an extended illness.

The deceased came to Texas in 1896 from Birmingham, Ala., and made her home in Wortham until 1912, when removed to Dawson. She was a leader in the Methodist church participating in many of its activities.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. McKinney, and two sons, J. G. Chancellor of Teague and Jack Chancellor of Denver, Colo., and several grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with Rev. F. O. Waddill, officiating. Interment will be in Dawson Cemetery.

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Lon Newton McCulloch, Sr.
Aug 17, 1887 - Sep 30, 1934

OIL OPERATOR DIED SUNDAY NIGHT; WILL BE BURIED DAWSON

Lon McCulloch, about 50, Dallas oil operator, died in Dallas about midnight Sunday and the funeral will probably be held in Dawson, his former home, some time Tuesday, it was learned here Monday.

Mr. McCulloch had been identified with the oil test and locking of acreage northwest of Dawson several months ago.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas; father, J. H. McCulloch, Dawson; three brothers, Will, Lee and Arthur McCulloch, all of the Dawson community; and three sisters, Mrs. Hettie Carroll, Waxahachie; Mrs. Allie Huber and Mrs. Mabel Garner of Dawson.

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DALLAS OIL MAN IS BURIED IN DAWSON TUESDAY MORNING

DALLAS, Oct. 2.—Lon Newton McCulloch, 47, local oil man, died Sunday night and the body was taken overland to Dawson Monday where the funeral was held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Dawson Methodist church with burial in the Dawson Cemetery. He was native of Dawson, but prior to entering the oil business several years ago, was connected with a local newspaper.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Davidson, and a son, L. N. McCulloch, Jr., all of Dallas; father, J. H. McCulloch, Dawson; three brothers, J. L., D. A. and W. H. McCulloch, all of Dawson; and three sisters, Mrs. W. C. Carroll and Mrs. H. M. Huber, both of Waxahachie, and Mrs. Mabel Garner, Dawson.

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Benjamin Turner “Ben” Tyree, Rev.
Jan 3, 1875 - Mar 13, 1934

Minister Died at Dawson on Tuesday

DAWSON, March 15.—Rev. B. T. Tyree died at his home here Tuesday night at 11:30 o’clock and the funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.

He had been a pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian churches at Jessie, Peoria and Whitney, Hill county, for the past eight years.

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Lynda Byrne "Lynn" (Warren) Matthews
Mar 26, 1945 - June 25, 2018

Lynn Matthews of Dawson passed away Monday, June 25, 2018 at Baylor Scott and White in Waco. She was born March 26, 1945 in Pecos to George Inman Warren and Mary Hill Stevenson Warren. She was a member of the Dawson Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed watching the Texas Longhorns football, QVC, the Hallmark channel and loved to spend time with "The Girls."
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Newt Matthews, daughter, Traci Smith and brother-in-law, James Matthews.
She is survived by her two children, Tana Wade and husband Jeremy and Kris Matthews and wife Kami; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bobby and Edna Matthews, Billie and Cecil Sanders and Linda Matthews; grandchildren, Tyler Green, Stormi Matthews, Rylan Wade, Jace Matthews, Jaxon Matthews, Zoey Murzyn and Kolton Matthews.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2018 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Butch Boatright officiating.
Interment will be at Spring Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rylan Wade, Tyler Green, Kolton Matthews, Ronnie Stevenson, Brandon Dyer and Jim Dugan. Honorary Pallbearers are "The Girls," Glenda Vardeman, Peggy Cannon, Linda Goodman, Jimmie Lou McClure and Carolyn Fleet.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, June 27, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Henry Newton "Newt" Matthews; d/o George Inman "Buster" Warren & Mary Hill (Stevenson) Warren

Ray Dean Carroll
Oct 19, 1927 - June 30, 2018

Ray Dean Carroll, 90, of Corsicana passed away peacefully Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. He was born Oct. 19, 1927 in Barry to James William and Blanche Estelle Carroll.
He attended school in Blooming Grove until 1942 and graduated high school in Italy, Texas in 1945.
At 17 years old, he coerced his father to go to Dallas to sign him up for the United States Navy. He and a friend joined the navy and were transported to the Naval Training Center in San Diego, California. He believed that whatever the task given, you always did your best. After many trainings and assignments with the Navy, he was discharged and joined the U.S. Naval reserve for six years. Once out of the Navy, he attended Hillsboro College in Hillsboro and played football. He graduated in 1948 from Hillsboro College and then went on to attend Texas A&M University from 1948 to 1950 graduating with a Bachelors of Science. Degree in Animal Science.
After graduation, the Korean War had started and he went back to active duty in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He was sent back to the Naval Station in San Diego, California and was recruited to play football for the Submarine Pacific Force football team.
In 1952, he was released to inactive duty and returned to Texas A&M University. He took additional classes and applied to the Veterinary School and was accepted. He graduated Who's Who in American College and Universities in 1957 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. He met the love of his life, Lula and was married in June 1957. Shortly afterwards, they moved to Corsicana and he began working at Carroll and Harper Animal Clinic with his brother J.D. Carroll and Dr. John Harper. He worked there from 1957 to 2005 before retiring. In addition to his job at the clinic, he was a football official and was a part-time rancher. He taught Animal Health, Animal Science, Reproduction of Farm Animals, and Horse Husbandry at Navarro College.
Dr. Ray also served on the Board of Trustees at Navarro College. He loved Corsicana and was a philanthropist to many organizations that involved serving the youth. Over the years, he was very active in the community. He loved people and enjoyed helping kids with their animal projects. He was very involved in the Navarro County Youth Expo serving on various committees. Dr. Ray initiated the Youth Expo steak dinner and served many years as chairman. He was one of the originators and chairman of the Navarro County A&M club fajita cook-off scholarship committee and was three-time president of the Navarro County A&M club.
Dr. Ray served on numerous other committees all over Texas. He served on the Texas Polled Hereford Association Board of Directors and was chairman for one year. Dr. Ray was also author of the Navarro County Beef Management Calendar that eventually was used in nearly all North Central Texas Counties. Dr. Ray presented many papers across Texas pertaining to disease-specific conditions in animals. He represented the profession of Veterinary Medicine at the local Chamber of Commerce Career Day for 15 years. Other representation was instituting and holding cattle working workshops for farmers and ranchers for 12 years. Dr. Ray had a strong interest in politics and assisted with political campaigns for many. He advocated for farmers and ranchers and pushed to improve Veterinary Medicine Diagnostic Labs and to increase the number of Texas Animal Commission area offices and labs.
Dr. Ray received many awards and recognition over the years both local and state wide. In 1998, he was the Honorary Veterinarian for the National Junior Polled Hereford Show in Fort Worth. In 2005, he was awarded the Outstanding Alumnus Award in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University. His local awards included the Texas Agriculture Extension Service Exemplary Leadership Award, Navarro County Extension Hall of Fame Award and Navarro County Senior Citizen Volunteer Award just to name a few.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, James Williams and Blanche Estelle, brothers, William Erwin and James Doyle and his wife of 61 years Lula Pearl.
He is survived by his two sons, Jim and wife Emily and Ray and wife Gayla; grandsons, Christopher Carroll, Ray Carroll III, Matthew Carroll, Cullen Carroll and Clay Carroll along with numerous great grandchildren and his siblings, Frances Holdeman and Rufus (Rudy) Carroll.
Dr. Ray enjoyed time spent with his two local great grandchildren, Payton and Weston Carroll. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Corsicana. After becoming mostly homebound, he looked forward to watching the Northside Baptist Church service on TV.
Dr. Ray was a talkative, charismatic and industrious man who served his community well. He had a larger-than-life personality and will be remembered by many for his jokes and storytelling. He was an encourager, mentor and friend.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Navarro County Youth Expo 321 North 12th St. Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2018 at Northside Baptist Church with Randall Whitt officiating. Visitation will be prior to service from 1 to 2 p.m. at Northside Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Valta (Walker) Berry
July 15, 1930 - Oct 19, 2017

Valta Walker Berry, 87, of Purdon passed away Oct. 19, 2017. She was born on July 15, 1930 in Navarro County to Roy and Emma Walker.

She was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and woman of God. She grew up in Union High and attended Shady Grove Baptist Church where her father led the singing and her mother played piano. She married her high school sweetheart the day after her high school graduation. Chilton was enlisted in the U.S. Navy and Valta traveled with him when she could, and independently raised her sons when she couldn't travel with him. They shared many fond memories during this time including living in Saipan with the boys. She taught Sunday School wherever they lived throughout the years, including California, Siapan and Texas. After her husband retired from the Navy, she began working at Toms Food while he attended college. She loved her job and all of her coworkers. After Chilton retired from teaching at Mexia High School, they began traveling extensively taking their granddaughter with them. She was a sweet soul and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chilton H. Berry, Jr.; parents, Roy and Emma Walker; son, Clark R. Berry and sister Dorothy Walker Gunn Parker.

She is survived by the "very best brother ever," Ernest Dale Walker and her sister-in-law, Jo Walker; sister, Veda Brown; son, Alan Berry and wife Denice; granddaughters, "her doll" Kimberly Berry Gafford and Tracy Laird; grandsons, Joshua Berry and Shayne Aytes; great-grandchildren, Tristani Gafford, McKayla Gafford, Christian Berry, Jacob Berry, Noah Berry, Brad, Amanda, Aaron and Brittney Williams; as well as her great-niece granddaughter, Emmalee Letcher.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at the Pursley Baptist Church followed by a meal.
 

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Jacquie Allyn Roberts
Mar 15, 1950 - Nov 6, 2015

Jacquie Allyn Roberts, age 65, passed away at her home in Austin, Texas on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Born March 15, 1950 in Corsicana, Texas, Jacquie was raised the only child of Wallace B. and Janie M. Roberts.. After high school graduation, Jacquie studied anthropology and architecture at East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas (now Texas A&M University - Commerce), completing her Bachelor of Science degree in 1977. She eventually settled in Austin, Texas.. Jacquie leaves behind her aunt, Deloyce (Sug) Holloway and two cousins, Ricky and Paul Holloway. Her parents predecease her.. She proudly lived and died on her own terms. She was a talented artist and passionate about many things — gardening, books, the environment, politics, and especially the care of nature and animals.. At Jacquie's request, no memorial service is planned. However, her many friends and acquaintances will always have the memory of her wit, humor, sarcasm and most of all laughter.. Should anyone wish to make a donation of time, supplies, and/or funds in her memory, she would be pleased at contributions to animal shelters of your choice.. Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 S. Congress, Austin, Texas 512/442-1446.

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Barbara Gene (Bay) Rucks
Aug 29, 1944 - Jan 9, 2017
 

Barbara Gene Bay Rucks, 72, of Corsicana passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco.

A memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Steven Bell officiating.
 

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Mrs. Barbara Gene (Bay) Rucks, 72, of Corsicana passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco, Texas. She was born on August 29, 1944 to R.Q. and Bessie Mae Bay of Killeen, Texas at Scott and White Hospital in Temple.
She attended Killeen High School and graduated in 1962. She furthered her education and attended Nixon Clay Business School in Austin. After receiving her degree she was a secretary for the Railroad Commission for about one year. She then married her high school sweetheart Airman First Class Floyd D. Rucks. They were married April 22, 1963, and was blessed with two children Vickie Lynn and Floyd Jr. She devoted her life to her family. She loved spending time with her beloved husband, children, and grandchildren. She always put everyone’s needs above her own. She loved the Lord, and was ready to go home to be with him. She had been suffering with a type of skin cancer that she has fought for the past five years. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a nephew, Harvey Edward Owens, Jr.
She is survived by her husband, Floyd D. Rucks, Sr., of Corsicana; daughter, Vickie Rucks Farmer of Corsicana; son, Floyd D. Rucks, Jr. and wife Danielle of Tyler; grandsons, Lee Farmer and wife Lauren of Corsicana, Lance Farmer of Corsicana and Noah Rucks of Corsicana; granddaughters, Kellie Farmer of Burleson and Lauren Rucks of Corsicana; great grandchildren, Jude Rucks, Addie Richter, Easton Farmer and Riley Farmer; sister, Sandra Sue (Bay) Owens of Killeen.
At her wish she was cremated. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Steven Bell officiating.


Sherrie Diane Batson
Dec 6, 1960 - Feb 21, 2018

Sherrie Diane Batson, 57, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at her residence in Corsicana. Services are pending at this time with Corley Funeral Home.

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Sherrie Diane Batson, age 57, of Corsicana passed away at her residence on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in Corsicana. She was born on December 6, 1960 in Corsicana to Benny Batson and Joan Clay Batson.
Sherrie is survived by her sons, Daniel Glenn Donaldson of Royce City, Texas and Aaron Lee Redker of Lake Dallas, Texas. She is also survived by her mother, Joan Clay of Corsicana and grandchildren, Madalyn Donaldson, Gauge Redker and Karsyn Redker.
Cremation will be under the direction of Corley Funeral Home and a memorial service for Sherrie Diane Batson will be held at a later date.


Dolores (Smoyer) Campbell
Apr 12, 1928 - June 6, 2016

Mrs. Dolores S. Campbell, 88, of Corsicana passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016 at her residence.

She was born on April 12, 1928 in Versailles, Missouri to Charles and Velma Smoyer.

She was a loving wife and mother who cared for and cherished her family. She placed the needs of others ahead of herself and always went out of her way for her family, friends and neighbors.

She loved children and devoted 30-plus years to teaching. Her career included the Sioux City Community Schools in Sioux City, Iowa, where she was awarded Teacher of the Year in 1987.

She was a member of the Tri Sigma Sorority, Daughters of the American Revolution, Girl Scouts of America and the National Education Association. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband and soul mate of 59 years, Charles W. Campbell; her parents, Charles and Velma Smoyer and her twin grandsons, Matthew and Michael McKee.

She is survived by her daughter, Coleen McKee and husband David; son, Charles Campbell and wife Debbie; grandchildren, Nathan Campbell and wife Lauren, Katy Anastos and husband Lyle; great grandchildren, Cayden and Carleigh Campbell and Jackson and Camryn Anastos.

She is also survived by her sister, Charlotte Myklebust; and niece, Tana Cofer and husband Bob.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
Officiating the service will be Dr. Mark Luera and Dr. Steven Bell.

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Robert Joe Potts, Sr.
July 5, 1933 - Dec 24, 2017

Robert Joe Potts, Sr., passed away at 5 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24 in Morningside Manor in San Antonio. He had been under hospice care for the past 10 days.

Potts was born July 5, 1933, in Weslaco to Gordon and Edrine Potts. He was educated in the Weslaco Public Schools, graduating from High School in 1951. He graduated from Baylor University in Waco with his Bachelor of Arts Degree in May of 1955. He graduated and received his Bachelor of Divinity Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in January of 1958. Mercer University of Macon, Georgia, awarded him an honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree in 1990.

Potts was a pastor of Baptist churches for over 40 years. He pastored several churches in Texas, including First Baptist Church of Corsicana from 1964-1973. From 1973 to 1995 he served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Columbus, Georgia, the longest pastorate in the history of that church (22 years). During those years he was elected and served as trustee of Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta, as well as trustee of Mercer University in Macon. He was a trustee at Southwestern Baptist seminary in Fort Worth from the late 1970's until the mid 1980's and became established in the 1990's as a loyal opposition party within the Southern Baptist Convention.

When Potts took early retirement in 1995, First Baptist named him as Pastor Emeritus. He and his wife, Dorothy, served as Cooperative Baptist Missionaries in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from early 1996 to 1998, where they worked with Rainbow Church, an English-Russian speaking church established in the early 1990s by earlier Christians working there after the area opened to American business interests. As pastor and wife at Rainbow, they enlisted and trained local leadership of the church, which continues its ministry to this day.

Potts is survived by his wife, Dorothy, to whom he was married for 62 years; two children, Robert Potts, Jr., and his wife Lana of San Antonio and Katherine Musgrove and her husband, JJ of Columbia, Missouri, one granddaughter, Rebecca Lea Pots of New York City, and one brother, Alan Potts, of Fort Worth.

Dorothy and the family ask that in lieu of flowers or other tributes, contributions to Morningside Ministries (a non-profit ministry) be made in gratitude for the skillful and compassionate care Bob has received from them during his final years and months.

Contributions may be made securely online at www.mmliving.org/donate or by mail at the following address: Morningside Ministries, ATTN: Steve Herlich, Development Office, 700 Babcock Road, San Antonio TX.

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John Henry Oldenburg
Aug 26, 1953 - Aug 12, 2017

John H. Oldenburg, 63, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 at his residence. He was born on Aug. 26, 1953 in Rochester, New York to John H. and Beverly Oldenburg.

John was a loving and caring person to everyone he met. He was a skilled handyman and was extremely talented in building and fixing any project that he undertook. He was dependable, always willing to help, and put the needs of others before his own. He always made sure his children, family, and friends were taken care of. His sense of humor is a quality of his personality that will never be forgotten and he will be greatly missed by his family, co-workers and host of friends that will remember him fondly.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Lori Guess.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Oldenburg; sons, Chris Oldenburg and wife Heather, Drew Oldenburg; daughter, Sara Oldenburg and step-daughter, Tabytha Kimbriel; grandchildren, Curtis Oldenburg and Serenity Richardson; his sisters, Dale Christianson and Kathy Oldenburg-Rogers.
Cremation will be under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Ronnie Arnold Lee
Oct 3, 1948 - Jan 21, 2018

Ronnie A. Lee, 69, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. He was born Oct. 3, 1948 in Phoenix, Arizona to Robert Arnold and Ethel Elizabeth (Riley) Lee.
He owned and operated Lee's Roofing Company for 37 years, retiring in 2014. He served the Lord faithfully for many years, and attended Community Chapel Church in Corsicana. His last week of life on this earth was spent in the wonderful care of Heritage Oaks Retirement Village for rehab. He has now gone to glory waiting for the rest of us. This wonderful man of God, the best of the best, is worshiping and doing his "little jig" before the Lord as we speak as he receives his crown of righteousness. How his testimony and words of wisdom will live in my heart and continue to inspire me to do God's will. Love you so much paw-paw.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ethel Lee; brothers, Bobby Lee and Lonnie Lee and sisters, Marquitta Hand, Linda Castle, Peggy Lowe, Nellie Hartford and Wanda Honea.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Robbie M. Lee of Corsicana; daughters, Teresa Ann McKain of Valley Mills, Cindy L. Boyd and husband Jimmy of Angus, Gwen Prickett and husband Robert of Ennis, and Ronda Prickett and husband Gordon (Bubba) of Dawson; grandsons, William McKain and wife Cheryl of Valley Mills, Jeremy Boyd and wife Ashley of Corsicana, Josh Boyd and wife Casey of Angus and Billy Lee Maurice Bowers of Dawson; granddaughters, Glenda Washburn and husband Michael of Corsicana, April Willeford of Dawson, and Rochelle Rannigan and husband Toby of Wilmer; 20 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a big host of friends.
Visitation with the family will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at the Community Chapel Church in Corsicana with the Rev. Lonnie Keele and Rev. Jerry Johnson officiating. Cremation will follow the service as per his wish.
Pallbearers will be Toby Rannigan, Robert Prickett, Austin McKain, Michael Washburn, Steve Washburn and Jerrel Forbes. Honorary Pallbearer is Billy Lee Maurice Bowers.
Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the American Lung Association at www.lung.org instead of flowers.

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Bettye Lou Williams
July 30, 1947 - Jan 24, 2018

Bettye Lou Williams passed away on January 24, 2018 at the St. David's South Austin Medical Center. She was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on July 30, 1947 to Lou and Dana Williams who resided in Tenaha, Texas.

She was a mother, a grandmother and a beloved aunt. She loved traveling, gardening, bird watching and spending time with her rescue dog Max. She adored her family, especially her grandchildren
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Bettye attended public schools in Gladewater, Corsicana and Corpus Christi, graduating from Ray High School in 1965. She enjoyed getting together with her Ray girls nearly every summer in Fredericksburg.  She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 1969. She spent many years teaching mostly math in Round Rock, Austin and Pflugerville.

She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by daughter Amy Horowitz and husband Bill Moore of Dripping Springs; son Daniel Horowitz and wife Kimberly of Houston; grandchildren Lily Moore, William and Caroline Horowitz; sister Mary Ann Baker-Holmes and husband John of Denver, Colorado; sister Donna Ralston and husband Dave of Corsicana, Texas; nephews Scott Baker, Tracy Ralston and Brett Baker; and nieces Jennifer Baker and Rebecca Ralston Cain.

There will be an opportunity to visit with family at 1:00 pm before the Memorial Service that will begin at 2:00 pm on February 2, 2018 at the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home at 3125 N. Lamar in Austin, Texas.

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Sierra Club Memorials, 2101 Webster St, Suite 1300, Oakland, CA 94612. Request acknowledgements be sent to Amy Horowitz, 201 Longmont Lane, Austin, TX 78737.

For those desiring, you may also access the online guest registry and obituary at www.wcfish.com.
Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, Austin, Texas - (512) 452-8811.

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Aden Seth Cook
Sept 10, 2014 - Oct 20, 2017
 

Aden Seth Cook was born Sept. 10, 2014. He went to live with Jesus, his Daddy-O, Pawpaw, Nanny and Nene in heaven on Oct. 20, 2017, after a brief, lightening-paced time on earth. His short life was filled with baseball watching, running, gate climbing, leaf raking, running, cow calling, ninja fighting, running, scrambled egg making, floor sweeping, running, friends, singing, church and Jesus.

Aden was deeply and unconditionally loved by his family. He touched our hearts, made us laugh, scared us by his fearlessness, and showed us the acrobatics of a blonde-headed Ninja warrior.

He is survived by his parents, Andrew and Amber Cook, and brothers Owen and Alijah Cook of Bryan, Texasa; grandparents Dan and Norma Tatum of Burleson and Rob and Margo Cook of Corsicana; Great-grandparents John and Laverne Tatum of Crockett and Sue Cook and the late Leland Cook of Corsicana; aunts and uncles, Miranda Tatum and Nolan Tatum of Burleson; Russell and Audrey Reed and Kyle and Candace Cook all of Corsicana; cousins Jaxson, Lillie and Libby Reed, Kaeleigh, Tucker, Kenlee and Karame Cook and many other family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Northside Baptist Church, Corsicana at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 with Dr. John LaNoue officiating, preceded by visitation at 1 p.m. and followed by a private burial at the family cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Bass, Kyle Cook, Russell Reed and Nolan Tatum. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tamera Bass, Candace Cook, Audrey Reed, Miranda Tatum and Jaxson Reed. To celebrate Aden's love for the Texas Rangers, the family asks that those attending the service come dressed for a Rangers game.

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Thomas James "Tommy" Zelman
May 15, 1959 - Oct 28, 2017

Thomas (Tommy) James Zelman, 58, of Dawson, joined our God in Heaven on Oct. 28, 2017 in Corsicana.

Tommy was born May 15, 1959, to Edmond John Zelman and Mary Ann Bochenek, in Dallas, the youngest of six children.

Tommy graduated in 1977 from Seagoville High School where he was involved in football, baseball, bowling, class council, participated in an ugly man contest, dance-a-thon, bike-a-thon, and was also an usher for the 1976 graduating class.

In 1980, Tommy married his first wife Kay, who later blessed him with two children, Kimberly Kay (Zelman) Bruce and Christopher Scott Zelman. Later to marry his wife, of 26 years, Rhonda Deniese (Lassetter) Zelman, the two said their "I Do's" on June 1, 1991, gaining a bonus son, Jakeb Lloyd Lindsay. Two more children were added to this union, Joshua Kaleb Lindsay and Kassidy Rhyanne Zelman.

Tommy worked hard to provide for his now five children. He was very involved in their activities whether it is Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Venture Scouts, cheerleading, dance, football, softball, baseball, soccer, band, drill team, or one-act-play. Tommy was always there to support his kids, from being the Cub Scout Master, to announcing the football/cheer games, a couple of years he even coached the kids, but his heart was in the stands cheering them on. He worked at North Haven Gardens, Gibson's Garden, and Dal-Tex, where he retired after 30 years of loyalty.
In 2010, Tommy, Rhonda, Joshua, and Kassidy moved to Dawson, where he worked on the farm caring for chickens, cows, dogs, cats, and many other animals. Tommy loved the outdoors, spending many hours on the mower or tractor. He made sure to teach his children about the great outdoors, from pitching a tent, starting a fire, baking in a box, cooking in a dutch oven, using knives to whittle a walking stick, fishing, and many other things they needed to know.

Tommy has many friends that he considered family. All the kids' friends called him Dad, as he was there when they needed him. He loved, protected, and provided for them as if they were his own.
Tommy joins his parents; sister, Carol; aunt Sis. Dennis and many pets including, Shesta, Gennie, Zoey; and an abundance of family/friends in Heaven.

Tommy is survived by his wife, Rhonda Zelman; five children, Kimberly Bruce and husband, Aaron, Jakeb Lindsay and wife, Summer, Christopher Zelman and wife, Jessica, Joshua Lindsay and wife, Brittany, and Kassidy Zelman and boyfriend, Jordan Smith; siblings, John Zelman and wife, Agatha, Mary Cromer, Christine Cox and husband, David, and Catherine Costlow and husband, Ray (Santa;) grandchildren, Brooklynn, Christian (Gadge,) Skylar, Savannah, Kevin, Kinsley, and Jackson; parents-in-law, Gennie and Kenneth Lassetter; many nieces, nephews, brothers/sisters-in-law, many friends, pet kids, and pet grandkids.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff at Fresenius Kidney Care of Corsicana, for the special attention and care that they provided for Tommy. They also want to thank the friends he had at dialysis, as they would always have a listening ear and a caring heart.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Dawson. A potluck dinner to follow.

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Nora Jo (Rutledge) Payne
Nov 14, 1933 - Jun 9, 2018

Nora Jo Rutledge Payne, 84, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony Stephens officiating.
Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

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Mrs. Nora Jo Rutledge Payne, 84, of Corsicana passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana. She was born on November 14, 1933 in Corsicana to Frank and Olga Ruth Davis Rutledge.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was a homemaker, and loved taking care of her family. She was a member of the Baptist church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie A. Payne; son, Albert Payne; parents, Frank and Olga Rutledge; brothers, Dudley and Billy Rutledge; and sisters, Mattie White, Frankie Fisher, Claudia Warrington, and Faye Miller.

She is survived by her daughters, Jimmie Jo Shelton of Fort Worth and Sandra Wilcox and husband Andy of Midwest City, OK; sons, Frank Payne and wife Debbie of Kennard, Jay Payne and wife Vickie of Corsicana, Richard Payne and wife Gale of Purdon, and Billy Payne and wife Belinda of Corsicana; daughter-in-law, Wanda Payne of Streetman; Eighteen grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00-8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will Jason Payne, Ryan Payne, Brandon Payne, Pace Payne, Heath Morgan, and Cody Golden. Honorary pallbearers are Daniel Payne, Jimmy Payne and Dustin Ross.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, 212 E. 1st Avenue, Corsicana, Texas 75110.
 

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Hazel LaVerne (Thomas) Myers
Oct 30, 1929 - June 12, 2018

Hazel LaVerne Myers, 88 of Corsicana, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, June 12, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. LaVerne was born Oct. 30, 1929 in Dallas to Merle and Lorena (Baird) Thomas and grew up in Tyler and Longview, but she spent most of her life in Corsicana.

She married Calvin Myers Jan. 9, 1953 and moved to Corsicana in 1957 where she worked as a secretary for Collin Street Bakery and Navarro County Memorial Hospital before becoming a private secretary for the owner of Oil City Iron Works.

Over the years, Calvin, LaVerne and their children were members of First Methodist Church of Kerens, 11th Avenue Methodist Church, Wesley Methodist Church, and First United Methodist Church in Corsicana. LaVerne always sang in the choir and still on many recent occasions, could be heard humming a tune or singing the words of an old hymn she loved. She served for several years as President of the United Methodist Women and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She was very involved in the lives of her children, serving as school PTA President, volunteering in the tiger football concession stand as a band booster, and serving as Den Mother when her sons entered scouting.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Calvin Myers and her parents.

She is survived by her daughter, Violet Myers Dickson and husband John of Denton; son, Bradley Myers and wife Zoey of Harrisville, West Virginia; son, Kelly R. Myers and wife Carol of Star Harbor; son, Steve Myers and wife Susan of Lubbock; brother, Teddy Thomas of Dallas; grandsons, Mike Dickson, Matt Dickson, Sam Dickson, Jonathan Dickson, Elliot Myers and Clay Kennedy; granddaughters, Haley Myers, Cori Harkins, Stephanie Myers, and Rachel Hall; 11 great-grandchildren, Garret, Michaela, Brennen, Liam, Violet, Olivia, Reagan, Riley, Jordan, Colin and Madeline, with Amelia on the way.

Visitation with the family will be held at 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with John Dickson officiating. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made in her memory to the First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St, Corsicana.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to care givers at Senior Care in Denton, as well as nurses, doctors and medical staff at Baylor Hospital and Faith Hospice in Dallas.

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Lloyd Dill Huffman
May 23, 1946 - June 14, 2018

Lloyd Dill Huffman, 72, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 as the result of injuries suffered in a car accident in Indiana. His wife Sandra was by his side.
Lloyd was born in Corsicana on May 23, 1946 to Amos Lloyd and Margaret Dill Huffman.
Lloyd graduated from Corsicana High School in 1964. He attended Navarro College, The University of Texas at Arlington, and later graduated with a degree in Physics from the University of North Texas. Following graduation, he went to work for Motorola in Carrollton and was regularly flown around the country to solve the most complex problems other Motorola engineers could not.
Lloyd married Sue Clark in 1967, and they had two children, David and Steve. The family returned to Corsicana in 1974 and Lloyd started Huffman Communications, a two-way radio shop, out of the garage of the family home. The business Lloyd built has grown into a company that provides microwave communications systems to electric and water utilities and two-way radio systems to police, fire and other first responders. His greatest pride was when both of his sons chose to join him in the family business after graduating college.
Early on Lloyd became instrumental in several community projects, including the need for a tornado warning system. Through research and resourcefulness, he procured grant money and old military parts to create Corsicana's radar atop the old Memorial Hospital. At its current site off Highway 31, Lloyd worked with other volunteers and the Office of Emergency Management to provide critical weather information in the time of need.
Lloyd was the current Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Navarro College; he served on the board since 1993. He assisted with the building of the Cook Center Planetarium and the building addition that now houses the arrowhead collection and the Hunter and Gatherers exhibit.
In the late 1990's, he headed up the restoration of The Palace Theatre. The volunteer driven two-year project restored the old theater to its former glory. Lloyd was the current technical director for The Palace, and his creative lighting designs were regularly a part of Palace shows.
His love for the community was far reaching and it was typical to see Lloyd at many local events, usually with his camera in tow. He spent countless hours shooting and editing a video of the Navarro County Courthouse to encourage the restoration of the historic structure. He worked passionately and tirelessly documenting local community events including the Christmas parade, Derrick Days and the bronze statue dedications. Among his proudest video work was sharing the story of Candelario "Spider" Garcia and the brave men who served alongside him in Vietnam in a film called "A Very Special Soldier." Wherever there was a need in the community, Lloyd simply worked to fill it.
Lloyd is survived by his wife Sandra, son David and wife Christy, son Steve and wife Wendy, Sandra's daughter, Julie Spriggins and husband Shane and grandchildren Sydney and Jackson.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home.
The family asks friends to join them for a celebration of life at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018 at The Cook Center at Navarro College. A reception will follow at The Corsicana Country Club.
A private graveside service will take place earlier that morning at Oakwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Palace Theatre or the Navarro College Foundation. Lloyd's family would like to thank friends, community members and business associates for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Verna Sue (Clark) Huffman & Sandra (Maxfield) Huffman; s/o Amos Lloyd Huffman & Frankie Margaret (Dill) Huffman


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Huffman passes at 72 — Friends, colleagues remember community servant

By Deanna Kirk Daily Sun Jun 16, 2018
 

Lloyd Huffman, 72, was in a fatal auto accident Thursday while traveling in Scott County, Indiana.

Huffman and wife Sandra were on a trip to visit old theaters similar to the Palace Theatre at the time of the accident.

Services are pending at this time.

The effects of losing Huffman in the community and the county will be felt for a long, long time. Friends marvel at how one man was able to do all the things he did, be involved in as many arenas, and accomplish so much.

Huffman leaves behind wife Sandra and her daughter, Julie; sons and wives David and Christy Huffman and Steve and Wendy Huffman.

Eric R. Meyers, Navarro County Emergency Management Coordinator, said he was simply shocked, that it was the least expected thing that could occur.

“Lloyd and I have been not only friends but counterparts in the emergency management realm for probably 25 years now,” Meyers said. “We have grown close together on weather operations and at the Palace, Community Foundation board, and several other community-related things.

“He has been a pillar as far as community service and love for Navarro County is concerned,” he said. “Everything from the college board to the Palace, the Warehouse Living Arts Theatre, CORAD, the Community Foundation ...

“We were just in our budget meeting Tuesday with the County. Now that Corsicana Radar is part of the NCOEM, we’ve been working together upgrading our equipment, systems, etc.”

Meyers said the collaboration between CORAD and NCOEM is widely known across the state and even the nation. The teamwork is one that’s admired and emulated by others in the field.

“We’ve become a premiere operational force, being able to inform our citizens throughout the region,” he said. “We have so many people who depend on the information we put out.”

The loss of Huffman will take a huge toll on this system, and Meyers has no idea how they will move forward without Huffman.

“That kind of expertise could only come from someone like him who has been doing this since the ‘70s,” Meyers said.

“I could talk for hours about things we discussed late at night while storm watching ... you grow a close personal bond with that person. Not only was he a professional colleague, he was also a great, great friend of mine.”

After their budget meeting on Tuesday, the two friends got together and shared with each other about their upcoming trips. Meyers said it is devastating to hear something like the news they received Thursday.

Vicki Barber leased an office building from Huffman downtown from 1997 to 2014. She said Huffman was a very genuine, loving, caring, get-it-done kind of guy. He was also a problem solver.

“If I went to him with anything, he was very timely — I never had to wait for a phone call. He was a soft-hearted, gentle giant,” she said.

“He was a man of his word. He stood with character. Our home was affected by a tornado, so I’m keenly aware of weather. Every time I turned on the radio to hear about weather, Lloyd was always there with Eric watching the skies for us, trained in that area, so we could go to bed at night without fear. He is going to be sorely missed in the weather area.”

Barber said that even long after he was no longer her landlord, and she’d moved her office to Beaton Street, he would pop in and say hello once in a while and just check on her.

“I will forever miss him,” she said. “Just a warm, loving man ... dearly missed already.”

In a statement from the college, it was noted that Huffman, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, served on the Board of Trustees at Navarro College since 1993. He was an instrumental member of the Board of Trustees and was highly committed to the best interest of students and staff.

“The unfortunate passing of Mr. Huffman creates a tremendous void within Navarro College, Navarro County and the Corsicana community,” said Dr. Richard Sanchez, District President of Navarro College.

It went on to say Huffman was unselfish with his time, and devoted his time and energy to Navarro College and the Corsicana community. People like Huffman are rare and hard to find. He will be missed terribly by all and we will always remember his willingness to serve.

Navarro County Judge H.M. Davenport said Huffman was a valuable ally during the renovation of the Navarro County courthouse. Because of his expertise earned from the Palace Theatre renovation, he believed in the value of saving the old landmarks for the next generations.

Huffman Communications also worked with the Sheriff’s Department and the Police Department for their communication needs, and he installed the service at the Navarro Mall that allowed the county to have internet during the duration of the renovation process.

“He was such a piece of Corsicana and Navarro County, Emergency Management, to anyone who cared anything about our community, a critical part of our community,” Davenport said. “He is just a fine man, and will be sorely missed.”

Something Lloyd and Sandra had in common was a deep love of the arts. They’re friends with Terry Fator, and have been to his Las Vegas show. They have both been involved with the Palace Theatre as well as the Warehouse Living Arts Theatre. Sandra Mahood, who was executive director at the WLAT for a quarter century, said she is still in shock at the sad news of Huffman’s passing.

“Of course there will never be anyone who could replace Lloyd,” she said. “It will take several people to be able to do the things he was able to do. He was the heart and soul of the Palace renovation. And after that, he stayed around and was an integral part of its operation.

“My heart goes out to Sandra and his family.”

Mahood said Huffman had lots of involvement at the Warehouse, too. When she took the position, people were always talking about all the things he did. Then once she was there, if there was a need with light or sound, he would give consultations and point them in the right direction.

“When we did our big productions at the Palace, he was always very helpful,” she said.

“He is going to be missed by so many people.”

Meyers pointed out that Huffman was a selfless leader and community servant, everywhere he went. He never wanted extra publicity, he just wanted to serve our community and our county. And, he always made sure people were included.

“It’s just sad, no other way to describe it,” Meyers said. “It’s going to be a tremendous loss that I don’t think the community will realize. They don’t realize just how many lives he impacted and how many weather events he ran by himself for many years, then along with us for many more years. He’s been a true blessing for our county.”

Meyers said nobody really understood the dynamics of situations like Huffman did because he took the time to study it, and do research. Therefore, his loss will affect every entity with which he worked.

“I just pray the people in the city and the county will recognize how many things he’s done behind the scenes to make things happen.”

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