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Sam Thomas Dickson
Nov 29, 1943 - Feb 11, 2002

Sam Thomas Dickson, 58, of Dallas passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2002 in Dallas.

Wake services will be from 6 to 6:45 p.m. today at Peggy Jo Mayse Chapel of Evergreen Funeral Home, 6449 S. Houston School Road, Dallas.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Peggy Jo Mayse Chapel.

Mr. Dickson was born Nov. 29, 1943 in Dawson to George and Caldonia Dickson. He accepted Christ at an early age. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Warand was honorably discharged Oct. 10, 1972. He was a mechanic for All City Trailer Repair Company.

Survivors include his loving wife, Sandra; children, Danny, Sam Jr., Sean, Verna Marie, Kimberly and Crystal; 11 brothers and sisters, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home in Dallas.

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Dallas Morning News 2/24/2002 - Photo

DICKSON
SAM THOMAS was born November 29, 1943 in Dawson, TX to the parentage of George & Caldonia Dickson.  He accepted Christ at an early age.  He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War & was honorably discharged October 10, 1972.  He was a Mechanic for All City Trailer Repair Company.  He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving wife, Sandra; 6 children, Darry, Sam, Jr; Sean, Verna Marie, Kimberly & Crystal; 11 brothers & sisters; 11 grandchildren & one great-grandchild.  Wake: Today, 6-6:45 pm in Peggy Jo Mayse Chapel.  Service: Fri., February 15, 2002 at 11am also in Peggy Jo Mayse Chapel.


Charles Allen "Sonny' Brown Sr.
Nov 4, 1921 - Feb 12, 2002

C.A. "Sonny" Brown Sr

C.A. "Sonny" Brown Sr., 80, of Palestine passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002 in Palestine.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Grasty officiating.

Mr. Brown was born Nov. 4, 1921 in West. He was a mechanic for many years.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Charles Allen Brown and George Arthur Brown; and grandson, Mark Williams.

Survivors include his sons, William Brown of Corsicana, Sonny Brown and Robert Brown, both of Palestine; daughters, Lori Beam of Stephenville, Linda Howard of Corsicana and Lucille Meredith of Austin; 20 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.


Billie O. Bersheim
Dec 15, 1923 - Feb 13, 2002

Billie O. Bersheim

Billie O. Bersheim, 78, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery with Pastor Keith Berry officiating.

Mrs. Bersheim was born Dec. 15, 1923 in Norman, Okla. to William and Pearl Morris Hayes. She was a waitress for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar J. Bersheim; and great-great-grandson, Bradon Gray Avery.

Survivors include her daughters, Janice Hope Kelly and Patricia Avery, both of Corsicana; grandchildren, Kimberly Kelly, Bobby Avery and Bryan Kelly, all of California, Crystel Farrar and husband Gary of Arkansas, Charlie Avery and wife Beth of Corsicana, and Jon Avery and wife Jackie of Tyler; great-grandchildren, Taylor Kelly, Bryce Kelly, Cameron Kelly, Elizabeth Avery and Charlie Avery, all of California, Lacy Getty and Jake Getty, both of Alaska, Ryan Taylor, Layton Avery and Mason Avery, all of Corsicana; sister, Obera O'Shields of Oklahoma; special niece, Barbara Simpson of North Carolina; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.


Cecil Blue
Aug 29, 1933 - Feb 12, 2002

Cecil Blue

Cecil Blue, 68, of Navarro passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tony Neal and the Rev. Dave Alexander officiating. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be members of the Eureka Masonic Lodge No. 1060.

Mr. Blue was born Aug. 29, 1933 in Navarro. He was an inspector and a member of Eureka Masonic Lodge No. 1060.

Mr. Blue is survived by his wife, June Blue of Navarro; daughters and sons-in-law, Dana and Grady Arnold of Navarro and Andrea and Rusty Hoke of Huntsville; sons and daughter-in-law, Brandon and Misty Blue of Kerens and Rusty Blue of Navarro; three brothers, Aubrey Blue of Corsicana, Billy Blue of Oklahoma, and M.H. Blue Jr. of Barry; sister, Shirley Smith of Houston; three grandsons, David Arnold of Navarro, Brady Blue of Kerens and Jesse Hoke of Huntsville; and a granddaughter, Baylee Hoke of Huntsville.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cedar Lake, 625 N. Main St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Robert Lee Devearux, Jr.
Jul 14, 1946 - Feb 12, 2002

Robert Lee Devearux, Jr

Robert Lee Devearux, Jr., 55, of Kerens passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Friday at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

Services will be at a time to be determined Saturday at New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Ernest Betts officiating. Interment will follow at Goodlow Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mark Bryant, Pete Smith, Vernon Harris, Johnny Smith, Jessie Rimes, Jr. and Billy Littleton.

Mr. Devearux was born July 14, 1946 in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Henry Devearux.

Mr. Devearux is survived by his wife, Susie Devearux of Corsicana; children Roger Brown, Jimmy Devearux, Archie Devearux, Robert Devearux III, Shirley Bryant, Birtha Murphy; step-children James Smith, Rosie Lee Williams, Luther Smith, Johnny Smith, Faye Hill, William Smith, Pleecy Raindle, Robert Eastman, William Eastman and Melissa Eastman; sister Annie Garcia; and brothers Jerry Brown and Arthur Ferguson.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals


Judge Beatrice Maleon (Robinson) McCormick-George
Sep 27, 1910 - Feb 13, 2002

Beatrice Robinson McCormick George, 91, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2002 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nancy Schusler officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James McGraw, Jonathan McGraw, Lee O'Neal, Alvie O'Neal Jr., Scott Miller and Rob Dunn.

Mrs. George was born Sept. 27, 1910 in Dresden to Elmer Bose and Huldah Hodges Robinson. A 1928 graduate of Blooming Grove High School and journalism student at the College of Industrial Arts (now Texas Woman's University) in Denton, Mrs. George later owned and operated two Navarro County weeklies, The Blooming Grove Times and The Frost Enterprise. In 1944, she became the first woman to serve as county judge in Texas. She was also the first woman grand jury foreman in Texas and the first woman president of the Navarro County Historical Society. She served on the Blooming Grove City Council, and held offices on numerous local boards and organizations.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Billie Caldwell, Tucker Robinson and Adelaide Robinson; brother, Elmer Bose Robinson Jr.; daughter, Drue Ruja; and husbands, E. D. "Ditt" McCormick and Derward George.

Survivors include her daughters, Marylina McGraw of Frost, Virginia Brackett of Lubbock, Adelaide Hall of Dallas and Melissa O'Neal of Plano; three stepdaughters including Jane Taylor of Corsicana; grandchildren, Claire Hoving of Garland, Caroline McGraw of Waco, James McGraw and Jonathan McGraw, both of Frost, Virginia Cartwright of New Zealand, Bill Cartwright of Palm Desert, Calif., Leigh Cartwright of Los Angeles, Calif., Gina Beck of Austin, David Hall and Dinah Miller, both of Dallas, and Lee O'Neal of Plano; and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Plano Star Courier

George

Mrs. Beatrice Robinson McCormick George, 91, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2002, in Corsicana.

She was born to Elmer Bose and Huldah Hodges Robinson on Sept. 27, 1910, in Dresden. She was a 1928 graduate of Blooming Grove High school and a journalism student at the College of Industrial Arts (now Texas Woman's University) in Denton. Mrs. George later owned and operatred two Navarro County Weeklies, The Blooming Grove Times and The Frost Enterprise. In 1944, she became the first woman to serve as county judge in Texas. She was also the first woman grand jury foreman in Texas and the first woman president of the Navarro County Historical Society. Mrs. George served on the Blooming Grove City Council, and held offices on numerous local boards and organizations.

She is survived by her daughters, Marylina McGraw of Frost, Virginia Brackett of Lubbock, Adelaide Hall of Dallas, Melissa O'Neal of Plano; three step-daughters, including Jane Taylor of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren, Claire Hoving of Garland, James McGraw of Frost, Caroline McGraw of Waco, Jonathan McGraw of Frost, Virginia Cartwright of New Zealand, Bill Cartwright of Palm Desert, CA, Leigh Cartwright of Los Angeles, CA, Dinah Miller of Dallas, Gina Beck of Austin, David Hall of Dallas, Lee O'Neal of Plano; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Billie Caldwell, Tucker Robinson and Adelaide Robinson; brother, Elmer Bose Robinson Jr.; daughter, Drue Ruja; and husbands, E.D. (Ditt) McCormick and Derward George.

Visitation was held 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday evening, Feb. 15, 2002. Services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Nancy Schusler will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James McGraw of Frost, Jonathan McGraw of Frost, Lee O'Neal of Plano, Scott Miller of Dallas, Rob Dunn of Corsicana and Alvie O'Neal Jr. of Plano.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church of Corsicana, 320 North 15th Street, Corsicana, TX 75110.

Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
903-874-4774

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Jose Urrutia
Oct 17, 1919 - Feb 13, 2002

Jose Urrutia

Jose Urrutia, 82, of Purdon passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002 at his residence.

Visitation will be held until 7 p.m. today at Scott Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Dresden Cemetery.

Mr. Urrutia was born Oct. 17, 1919. He was a farmer and carpenter for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Francisca Urrutia; daughters, Rosa Urrutia and Frances Urrutia; sons, Jose Urrutia and Ray Urrutia; sister, Juanita Lugo; brother, Andres Guerra; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Mary (Bradford) Jones
Sep 4, 1917 - Feb 12, 2002

Mary Bradford Jones

Mary Bradford Jones, 84, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002 at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Quiet hour will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Scott Funeral Chapel.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Andrews United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Proctor-Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Men of the church will be pallbearers.

She was born Sept. 4, 1917 in Corsicana and was educated at G.W. Jackson High School. She was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Willie B. Jones of Corsicana; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, dear friends and church family.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Pansy (Mozelle) Spear
Aug 11, 1921 - Feb 14, 2002

Pansy Mozelle Spear

Pansy Mozelle Spear, 80, of Altus, Okla. passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002 in Corsicana.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Altus, Okla.

Mrs. Spear was born Aug. 11, 1921 in Altus, Okla. She was a member of Elma and Hudson Church of Christ in Altus, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R. C. Spear.

Survivors include her sons, Richard Spear and wife Jackie of Corsicana and Steve Spear of Stillwater, Okla.; grandsons, Michael Spear of Florida and Eric Carver and wife Ashley of Corsicana; granddaughters, Mandy Spear and Sarah Carver, both of Corsicana, and Katie Whitt of Waco; great-grandson, Jack Carver of Corsicana; and great-granddaughter, Kyler Carver of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Johnny Frank Craig

Johnny Frank Craig

Johnny Frank Craig, 55, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Rev. John Barber officiating.

Pallbearers will be Ronny Bennett, Steven Craig, Robert Reed and Brian Morick.

Mr. Craig was caretaker of Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. He worked at Gibson 66 Service Station. He was a member of Purdon and Retreat Volunteer Fire Department and retired from Chattanooga Glass Company.

He is survived by his wife, Pattie Craig; sons Steven Craig; daughter Cindy Morick and husband Brian; grandson Joshua Raney; and nephews Joe and Michael Reed.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations through the funeral home for expenses.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Lura Mae (Crook) Cagle
Oct 10 1937 - Feb 16, 2002

Lura Mae Cagle, 63, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002 at her residence.

Visitation will be 8 to 9 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Services.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. Chad Owens officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Cagle was born Oct. 10, 1937 in Fairfield.

She is survived by her husband, Calvin Cagle of Corsicana and sisters Mary Jo Patterson of Fairfield, Liddie Bell Chapman of Wortham and Rena Faye Nichols of Rowlett.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Laura (Price) Wear
May 23, 1908 - Feb 15, 2002

Laura Price Wear, 93, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2002.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. today at Chapel of Forest Park Westheimer in Houston.

Mrs. Wear was born May 23, 1908 to Joseph and Mary Price.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph. T. Wear and son Dennis P. Wear.

Mrs. Wear is survived by granddaughters Debbie Ondruch and husband Roy and Denise Middlebrook and husband Bobby; great-grandchildren Callie and Owen Ondruch and Aimee Middlebrook; sisters Dean West of Kerens and Ida Gunn of Abilene; brother Kenneth Price and wife Marie of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Arrangements by Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home.


Velma Lula (Fowler) Jones
Jul 26, 1915 - Feb 15, 2002.

Velma Lula Jones, 86, of Yoakum, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2002.

Services were 11 a.m. today at Buffington Funeral Home chapel in Yoakum with Bro. Adam Jaquez officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mrs. Jones was born July 26, 1915 in Houston. She was a homemaker and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1933.

She was preceded in death by husband, Aubrey Clifton Jones, sisters Willie H. Edwards and Nettie Faye McClaid and her parents.

Mrs. Jones is survived by son A. Donald Jones and wife Nancy L. of Yoakum; sister Thelma Marie Ware of Houston; grandchild Brandon Green and wife Scarlett; great-grandchildren Paige and Faith; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Texas and First Baptist Church Food Pantry.

Arrangements by Buffington Funeral Home in Yoakum.


Vincente Ybarra
Apr 5, 1956 - Feb 18, 2002

Vincente Ybarra, 45, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2002 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel.

Honorary pallbearers will be East Texas Medical Center EMS.

Mr. Ybarra was born April 5, 1956 in Beeville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Apolonio Ybarra; and brother, Apolonio Ybarra Jr.

Survivors include his wife Sandra Ybarra, mother Maria Serrano Ybarra, son Anthony and daughter Teresa Ybarra, all of Frost; stepsons, Allen English of Frost and Chris Titsworth and Jason Titsworth, both of Italy; brothers and sisters-in-law, Genaro Ybarra, Richard Ybarra, Ralph Ybarra, and Zeek and Patty Ybarra, all of Frost, Felipe and Gloria Ybarra and Julian and Mary Ybarra, all of Beeville, Cruz and Lupita Ybarra of Fort Worth, Sefrino and Susan Ybarra of Corsicana, and Albert Ybarra of Waco; sisters, Rosalee Williams of Palestine, Margie Cervantes of Corpus Christi and Alicia Ybarra of Frost; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Jordan Elisabeth Rebeck
d. Feb. 17, 2002

Jordan Elisabeth Rebeck, infant, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002 in Arlington.

Family will receive friends this week at Wicklow Inn, 220 N. 14th St., Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at DFW National Cemetery with Dr. Don Smith officiating.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Albert O. Forrester; and paternal great-grandfather, George Rebeck.

Survivors include her parents, Mark and Karyn Rebeck of Corsicana; brothers, Joshua Rebeck, Jacob Rebeck and Jared Rebeck, all of Corsicana; maternal grandparents, Bob and Donna O'Toole of Corsicana; paternal grandparents, Jerry and Sheri Rebeck of Sun City West, Ariz.; great-grandparents, Helen Rebeck of Kansas City, Kan., Richard and Jean Dickson of Corsicana and Andy Frances Forrester of Amarillo; 12 first cousins, and 12 aunts and uncles.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Jaycle Ina (White) Peacock
Oct 26, 1912 - Feb 17, 2002

Jaycle Ina Peacock, 89, of Farmers Branch, went home to be with Jesus Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Rhoton Funeral Home, 1511 N. Stemmons Frwy., Carrollton.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rhoton Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery in Dallas.

Mrs. Peacock was born Oct. 26, 1912 in Barry, the second child of Willie Mack White and Mattie Powell White. She retired from Taylor Publishing after 17 years of service. She loved to paint, crochet, play dominoes and cards, but her greatest love was for her family and Lord. She was a member of Royal Haven Baptist Church since 1973. She was a serious student of the Bible and a witness who spread her love for the Lord to all. She was a prayer warrior for her family and friends. She taught Sunday school as a member of Reader Road Baptist Church. She loved people and was a servant to all, but most of all she loved her Lord and Savior and wanted all her family and friends to come to know him.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Edward "Bud" Peacock; sons, Bobby Don Peacock and Gary Alton Peacock; brothers, Elza White, Jim White and David White.

Survivors include her son, Billy Mac Peacock and wife Patsy Peacock; daughter-in-law, Eula Katherine Peacock; sister, Willie Mac Johnson and husband Robert; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews who lovingly knew her as "Aunt Tom," and many friends.

Arrangements by Rhoton Funeral Home of Carrollton.


Jared Wade Hill
Dec 23, 1980 - Feb 17, 2002

Jared Wade Hill

Jared Wade Hill, 21, of Brandon passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors, 200 E. Franklin, Hillsboro.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Central Baptist Church in Hillsboro with Dr. Brian K. Whitney officiating. Interment will follow at Brandon-Bynum Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 23, 1980 in Cleburne. He was a playful and loving child who grew into a wonderful young man. He had many athletic awards through high school including basketball and golf. He could fix anything to do with electronics and was an excellent carpenter. He graduated from Bynum High School in 1999 and attended this previous year at Navarro College. He was working for Ryteck Group.com. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Hillsboro.

He was preceded in death by his uncle, Ralph Wayland Toon Jr.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Vivian Williams and Frank J. Williams Sr. of Brandon; father and stepmother, W.K. "Buck" Hill Jr. and LaRue Hill of Corsicana; fiancee, Amy Schulze of Brandon; grandparents, Ralph W. Toon and Eunice Marie Toon of Hillsboro and W.K. "Buck" Hill Sr. and Billie Jean Hill of Hubbard; brother, Frank J. Williams Jr. of Brandon; sister, Angela Marie Hill Washington and husband David of Hillsboro; stepbrother, Billy Sorrels of Corsicana; stepsister, Shannon Thompkins of Corsicana; niece, Miranda Washington; several cousins, uncles and aunts including Steve Lee Hill of Hubbard, Charles Cordell of Hubbard and Barbara Longsworth of Mexia; step grandparents, Lewis and Maidene Modrall of Hillsboro; and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, P.O. Box 263, Hillsboro, Texas 76645.

Arrangements by Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors of Hillsboro.


Johnny Ray Kelley
Sep 3, 1953 - Feb 16, 2002

Johnny Ray Kelley, 48, of Dallas passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the New Comforter Church of God in Christ at 1800 East Illinois in Dallas with Elder Ernest McGilvery officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana.

He was born Sept. 3, 1953 in Corsicana. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Louis Kelley; two brothers, Vernett and Louis C. Kelley; and a grandson, Jamoyha Kelley.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Edna Kelley Barlow and Eddie Barlow of Dallas ; 3 daughters, Shaniquia Kelley Gomez (Lee), Sharmetra Kelley Norton (Corey) and Shra Kelley; one son, Marlon Kelley (Tonya) all of Dallas; two brothers, Bobby and Michael Kelley of Dallas; 3 sisters, Faye Kelley White, Edna Kelley Ferguson, and Annette Kelley Levine all of Dallas; one aunt, Dorothy Bridges (Bennie); two uncles, Elder Ernest McGilvery, Forth Worth and Elde David Thompson of Corsicana; great aunts, Mrs. Loree Sandford and Ms. Betty Smith both of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary of Corsicana.


Roy Lemuel Barrington
Aug 6, 1903 - Feb 9, 2002

BARRINGTON
ROY LEMUEL.  Born August 6, 1903 in Rice, Texas and passed away February 9, 2002 in DeSoto Texas.  He is survived by daughters: Rachel Key and husband J. B., and Peggy Slider and husband, M. A.; grandsons, Steve and David Key; 6 great-grandchildren.  Services will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at LAUREL LAND MEMORIAL CHAPEL, interment at Laurel Land Memorial Park.

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  • Dallas Morning News Feb 11, 2002

Leona Elizabeth (Ellis) Scogin
Apr 21, 1912 - Feb 6, 2002

Leona Ellis Scogin, 89, of Deer Park passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002.

Services were held Feb. 16 at Younger Cemetery in Purdon.

Survivors include her daughter, Doris Mochman of Deer Park; sister, Dora Ellis; brother, Rufus Ellis; grandson, Joe Mears; and great-grandson, Travis Mears.

Arrangements by Deer Park Funeral Directors.


Vivian LaDonna (Whatley) Boswell
Jun 17, 1964 - Feb 18, 2002

Vivian LaDonna Boswell

Vivian LaDonna Boswell, 37, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2002 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mrs. Boswell was born June 17, 1964 in Corsicana to Amos and Dorothy Platt Whatley.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth A. Boswell of Corsicana; mother, Dorothy Jennings of Navarro Mills; daughter, Trena Rachel Macik of Corsicana; brothers, Weldon Douglas of Joplin, Mo. and John Jennings of Corsicana; and sister, Kimberly Randall of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Chester Harris
Aug 31, 1947 - Feb 14, 2002

Chester Harris

Chester Harris, 54, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake services will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Ross and Johnson Chapel.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Chapel with Minister David E. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Harris was born Aug. 31, 1947 in Hubbard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otha Harris and Nellie Bowers Harris.

Survivors include his sister, Lillie Dunn of Corsicana; brothers, Luckey Harris and Tony Harris; aunts, Jeraldene Busby, Mary Kirven, Margie Cunningham, Lizzie Holmes and Mary Davis; uncles, Bobby Kirven and Ollie D. Kirven; five nephews, one niece and a host of cousins and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Ailene (Weeks) Snodgrass
Oct 15, 1907 - Feb 10, 2002

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AILENE WEEKS, of Dallas, passed away Feb. 10, 2002 after a brief illness.  She was born Oct. 15, 1907 in Blooming Grove, TX to Carl Lee & Ethel Jane (Lewis) Weeks.  A long-time member of Oak Cliff Christian Church, Mrs. Snodgrass was a charter member of the Couples Sunday-School Class there.  In 1986 she was preceded in death by her husband, D. W. Snodgrass, a 44-year employee of Dallas Transit.  They had been married 58 years.  In 1991, her grandson J. Clayton Ellis preceded her in death, and then son-in-law, James Mitchell in 2000.  Survivors include her daughter, Jane Ann Mitchell of DeSoto; sons, Carl D. Snodgrass & wife Margaret of Waco, TX and Jack W. Snodgrass & wife, Carol of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren, Kimmerie Ellis, Jim, Jack & Kelly Jo Snodgrass and 4 great-grandchildren.  Graveside Services are 11:00 AM, Wed. Feb. 13, 2002 at Laurel Land cemetery in Dallas.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM, Tuesday at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville.

Rufus Wayne Selby 
May 29, 1920 - Feb 19, 2002

Rufus Wayne Selby

Rufus Wayne Selby, 81, of Burleson passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002 at a Fort Worth care center.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Mount Olivet Funeral Home, 2301 N. Sylvania Ave., Fort Worth.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Dresden Cemetery.

Mr. Selby was born May 29, 1920 in Raleigh. He loved farming in Navarro County. He became produce manager for various grocery stores in Fort Worth and Forest Hill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Flora; parents; brother, Emmett; sister, Mildred Moore; and great-grandchild, Shandi.

Survivors include his children and spouses, Ronald and Sharon Selby, Bobby and Karen Selby, Steven and Gloria Selby, and Melvin Selby, all of Burleson, Jack and Patsy Selby of Joshua, Helen and Jimmy Forbes of McAlister, Okla., and Sterling and Maxine Selby of Springtown; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice House, 11901 S. Freeway, Burleson, Texas 76028.

Arrangements by Mount Olivet Funeral Home of Fort Worth.


William Ellis "Bud' York
Apr 23, 1917 - Feb 20, 2002

William Ellis "Bud" York

William Ellis "Bud" York, 84, of Hillsboro and formerly of Frost, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002 in Hillsboro.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Home in Hillsboro, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Frost.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Frost with the Rev. Joe Dowdy officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Divin, Andrew Divin, Joshua Divin, Buddy Dyer, Leon Crawford and Ronnie Brown.

Mr. York was born April 23, 1917 in Brushie Prairie in Navarro County to Will F. and Jewel Lambert York. He was a veteran of World War II with the United States Navy aboard the ALCOA Pioneer where he was a gunner. He received a Bronze Star Medal for saving a shipmate's life in World War II. He was a lifetime resident of Frost and surrounding area of Navarro County. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Frost where he was a deacon. He was a honorary member of FFA, and was a past member of the school board.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Magdalene "Maggie" York, who he married on July 2, 1938.

Survivors include his daughters, Nancy Divin and husband Norman and Kathy York, all of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Ryan Divin and wife Leah and Joshua Divin, all of Hillsboro, and Andrew Divin of Huntsville; great-grandchildren, Blake Divin and Kaitlyn Divin; and brother, Charles Ray "Chuck" York of Cleburne.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Town Hall Estates Activity Department, 300 Happy Lane, Hillsboro, Texas 76645 or to First Baptist Church of Frost.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Bonnie Belle (McCullough) Phillips
Feb 4, 1922 - Feb 20, 2002

Bonnie Belle Phillips

Bonnie Belle Phillips, 80, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tony Neal and the Rev. Curtis Gilbert officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Doug Boyte, Kenneth Parker, Royce Parker, Robin Phillips, Stanley Phillips and Brian Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Bradley Boyte and James McGuire.

Mrs. Phillips was born Feb. 4, 1922 in Roane. She was a member of Missionary Baptist Church in Corsicana. She worked for the Wolf Brand Chili plant, the Texas Miller Hat Factory for over 20 years, and later for the Corsicana Independent School District working in the cafeteria. The center of her life was her family. She loved to cook, write, take care of children and take care of her family. She was a very loving and generous lady who had so little and gave so much. She will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vorus "V.W." Phillips; parents, Perry C. and Lois H. McCullough; brother, Van Allen McCullough; son, Charles S. Phillips; and granddaughter, Marci Gorden.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Derwood P. and Barbara Phillips of Dallas; sister, Pattie Everman of Corsicana; granddaughters, Debbie Phillips Boyte of Eureka, Cary Phillips Martin of Frisco and Adena Phillips of Richardson; grandsons, Robin Phillips of Plano and Stanley Ray Phillips of Galveston; 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Missionary Baptist Church, 405 S. 15th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Samuel Thomas Gardner
Dec 14, 1912 - Feb 20, 2002

Samuel Thomas "Tom' Gardner, 89, of Tupelo, Miss. passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002 at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after an extended illness.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home in Verona, Miss.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home with Brother Bobby Burt officiating. Interment will follow at Chickasaw Memorial Gardens near Houston, Miss.

Pallbearers will be Tim Howell, Donnie Pearce, Lester Holder, Malcolm McMullin, Burma Hood and Barry McFerrin.

Mr. Gardner was born Dec. 14, 1912. He was a retired self-employed home contractor. He was a member of Auburn Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and past secretary/treasurer for the church. He was recognized in 1994 for his outstanding service, dedication and commitment to Auburn Baptist Church Youth Baseball League. In 1998, he was recognized for his Christian dedication to Auburn Baptist Church and the surrounding community. He was honored by having Gardner Field named in his honor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Levvie and Bertha Hollingsworth Gardner; sister, Edna Earl McCown; and brother, Levvie Gardner Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Ella Smith Gardner of Tupelo, Miss.; daughter, Leona Gardner Bartlett and husband James of Tupelo, Miss.; son, Samuel Thomas "Tom" Gardner and wife Carol of Corsicana; sister, Sarah Archer of Memphis, Tenn.; brother, J.P. Gardner and wife Lillian of Maysville, N.C.; grandchildren, Samuel Thomas "Trey" Gardner and Janet of Charlottesville, Va., Laura Sullivan of Saltillo, Miss. and John Bartlett of Tupelo, Miss.; great-grandchildren, Samuel Thomas Gardner IV, Sean Sullivan, Abram Sullivan and Nadia Sullivan.

Arrangements by Lee Memorial Funeral Home of Verona, Miss.


Thomas Green "Cotton" Haynes
Oct 11, 1911 - Feb 19, 2002

T. G. Haynes

T. G. Haynes, 90, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002 in Corsicana.

Services were 10 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Pastor Curtis Gilbert officiating. Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Kennith Clark, Don Gibson, Ed Guthrie, Rodney Haynes, James Owen and Sandy Watson.

Mr. Haynes was born Oct. 11, 1911 in Angus.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jerry David Haynes; sisters, Mattie Elmore, Carrie Harris and Minnie Robertson; and parents, David and Mary Haynes.

Survivors include his wife, Tessie Haynes of Corsicana; son, Tom Haynes of Mesquite; sisters, Agnes Benson, Elizabeth Crumbley and Ruth Gibson, all of Corsicana, and Maudie May Haynes of Abilene; grandsons, David Allen Haynes of Madrid and Rodney Allyn Haynes of Grand Prairie; great-grandsons, Blake Allyn Haynes and Dalton Allyn Haynes, both of Grand Prairie; and great-granddaughter, Cara Fallon Haynes of Grand Prairie.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Larry Andrew Capps Sr.
Nov 9, 1959 - Feb 19, 2002

Larry Andrew Capps Sr., 42, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002 in Corsicana.

Graveside services were 10 a.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Benny Horn officiating.

Mr. Capps was born Nov. 9, 1959 in Fort Worth to W. A. and Maxcine Kuykendall Capps. He was a carpenter.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Capps of Corsicana; mother, Maxcine Capps of Corsicana; sons, Justin Capps of Conroe and Andy Capps and Chris Capps, both of Corsicana; brother, Jim Capps of Corsicana; sisters, Betty Parker, Maxcine Lester, Barbara Davis and Tammy Pennington, all of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Dorothy Smith
Oct 16, 1927 - Feb 20, 2002

Dorothy Smith

Dorothy Smith, 74, of Corsicana and formerly of Placerville, Calif. passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002 in Corsicana.

Services will be March 2 with a time to be decided. Interment will be held at Sacramento Memorial Lawn in Sacramento, Calif.

Mrs. Smith was born Oct. 16, 1927 in Jasper, Ark.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Dorothy M. Smith
Jun 16, 1923 - Feb 26, 2002

Dorothy M. Smith

Dorothy M. Smith, 78, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at David Clayton and Sons Funeral Home, 200 West Center Street, Duncanville.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at David Clayton and Sons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Smith was born June 16, 1923.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, David Jim Smith; son, Jim D. Smith; daughter, Tanya J. Alfeld; grandchildren, Lisa Austin and husband David, Warren D. Alfeld, and Bryan Alfeld and wife Tanya Gail; four great-grandchildren; and sisters, Jimmie Brashear and Georgia Ann Maggard.

Arrangements by David Clayton and Sons Funeral Home, Duncanville.


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