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Opal Lily (Mills) Baxter-Layfield
Aug 4, 1901 - Jan 5, 1994

Opal Layfield, 92, of Kerens, died January 5, 1994. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Prairie Point Cemetery, with the Rev. Claude Davison officiating. Arrangements are with Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.
Survivors include two sons, Jack Mills Baxter and Robert Lewis Baxter, both of San Antonio; two step-sons, T. E. Layfield of Kerens and Lavelle Layfield of Athens, Texas; a number of grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.


Thomas Edward Kennemore, Sr.
Jul 16, 1925 - Feb 15, 2002

THOMAS EDWARD SR., age 76 of Heath, TX passed away February15, 2002.  He was born July 1925, in Corsicana, TX to David and Zema May Kennemore.  Mr. Kennemore served in the U.S. Marines during WWII.  He worked as an operator for the Dallas Public Water Utilities for 33 years until his retirement.  Mr. Kennemore and his wife built their own home in Heath, TX, where they lived for 33 years.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Heath for 26 years, where he was part  of the "Wild Bunch."  He and his wife Doris, enjoyed sharing great times with the Rolling Sams of Kaufman Travel Club.  Mr. Kennemore is survived by his wife; Doris Kennemore of Heath; sons: Tom Kennemore, Jr. & wife Lydia of Grand Prairie, and Larry Rodgers of Houston; daughter Linda Aultman of Dallas; 2 sisters: Ann Merrell of Burkburnett, TX, and Claudine Farmer & husband James of Austin; brother: Jerry Kennemore & wife Mary of Corsicana; grandchildren: Misty and Brian Wilson of Cooper, Mike Aultman of Memphis, TN, and Steve Aultman & wife April of Grapevine; and great grandchildren; Rainy, Alex, and Courtney.  He was preceded in death by  his parents and by 2 sisters: Pauline Kennemore and Doris Gay.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm, Monday, February 18, 2002, at the First Baptist Church of Heath with Rev. Joe Johnson and Dr. Paul Jacobs officiating.  Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon at the funeral home from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.


Floyd H. "Cotton" Layfield
Dec 16, 1909 - Dec 1, 1992

Floyd Layfield

Floyd "Cotton" Layfield, 82, of Athens died Dec 1, 1992. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Revs. Stephen Ray and Thomas Layfield officiating. Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Vera Holland Layfield; two brothers, R. E. (Doodle) Layfield of Powell and Jester L. Layfield of Kerens; one stepson, Darwin Green of Corsicana; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Everett Smith, Gene Berry, Lavelle Layfield, Bill Wiles, Glenn Earl Hollingsworth and Rickey Layfield.


Gussie Eva (Sims) Walker-Chauncey
Oct 10, 1879 - Feb 26, 1960

CORSICANA, Texas (Sp) -  Mrs. Gussie Sims Chauncey, 80, died at the family home in Hubbard Friday.  Funeral services were held at the Hubbard Methodist Church Sunday with burial in Oakwood cemetery here.

A native of Navarro Mills, she resided at Wichita Falls and Dawson before moving to Hubbard three years ago.

Surviving are her husband Judge W. B. Chauncey, Hubbard, a son, Dr. Fred AQ. Walker, Farmington, Mo.; two grandchildren and four sisters.


Mrs. Chauncey Dies Friday At Hubbard Home

Mrs. Gussie Sims Chauncey, 80, wife of W. B. Chauncey, died at the family home in Hubbard Friday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church of Hubbard Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. D. L. McCree, superintendent of the Corsicana Methodist district; Rev. W. L. Sanders, pastor of the First Methodist church of Dawson, and Rev. Sam Cluck, pastor of the First Baptist church of Hubbard.

A native of Navarro Mills, Mrs. Chauncey resided in Wichita Falls, but spent most of her life in Dawson. The family moved to a farm north of Hubbard three years ago and several months ago moved to Hubbard.

Surviving are her husband of Hubbard, two grandchildren, a son, Dr. Fred A. Walker, Farmington, Mo.; four sisters, Mrs. Annie Lowrimore, Mrs. Freddie Robinson, Mrs. Emma Lancaster, all of Dawson, and Mrs. Aubie Price, Coleman, and other relatives.

Eubanks Funeral Home directs.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Feb 27, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Edward Lee Walker married Nov. 29, 1900 2nd husband Judge William Bascomb Chauncey married Sep 17, 1929, buried in Fairview cemetery, Hubbard, Tx. d/o James Frederick Sims & Lou Ann Eliza (Crews) Sims

Ildefonsa (Juarez) Flores
Jan 23, 1918 - Feb 2002

Born January 23, 1918 in Rice, Texas.  Passed away in Dallas, Texas.  Preceded  in death by: Husband Emanuel Flores.  Survived by: Daughters, Marie Guadalupe Flores & Cristina and Ernesto Flores; Grandchildren: Stephanie and Jesse Puente, Ernesto Flores Jr., and Felicitas O. Flores; Great Grandchildren: Jessica Puente and Joseph Puente; Brothers Carlos and Paul Juarez; Sister Natividad Juarez.  Visitation, Sunday, February 17, 2002 12PM - 9:30PM.  Rosary, February 17, 2002 7:30PM Gonzalez Funeral Home.  The family invites everyone to meet for a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, February 18, 2002 at 10AM Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 7617 Cortland, Dallas, TX 75235.  Interment to follow at Calvary Hill Cemetery.

Mary Louise (McLean) Long
Aug 23, 1925 - Mar 29, 1998

LONG, MARY LOUISE McLEAN "MIMI" departed this world to be with her Lord & Savior on Sunday, March 29, 1998, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.  She was born on Aug. 23, 1925 in Roan, Texas.  She resided in Dallas until moving to Garland, TX in 1976, where she was a member of South Garland Baptist Church.  One of the first women manager's for SWBT, she retired from there in 1975 after 32 years of service.  She then partnershiped with her husband to manage their upholstery business.  "Johnny's Fabrics."  She was greatly loved & will be missed by her family and a host of treasured friends who knew her as a great lady for her caring and compassionate nature, her great generosity and her great sense of style & elegance.  Preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Long, she is survived by daughter & son-in-law Gayle & Jay Latham of Rowlett, TX; daughter, Judy Prestridge of Garland, TX; brothers, Morris D. Rose of La Porte, TX; and Bernie Rose of Dripping Springs, TX.  Grandchildren, Glenn Field, Angela Field, Ashlee Field and great granddaughter Madison Elizabeth Field.  Grandchildren, Pam Foster, Don Prestridge, Susan Britt & Cindy Mecker; great grandchildren Holli Foster, Michelle Britt, Rene' & Christina Hales.  Michael, Ben & John Mecker.  The family will receive friends Tuesday.  March 31 from 6-8 pm at Restland Funeral Home.  Services will be held Wednesday, April 1, 1998 at 11:00 AM at South Garland Baptist Church, 1330 Centerville Rd, Garland, TX.  Rev. Larry W. Davis, officiating.  Graveside Services at 2:00 pm at Eubanks Haven of Memories Cemetery in Canton, TX

Sammy Lee Daniels
Oct 10, 1926 - Feb 15, 2002

DANIELS, SAMMIE LEE, 75 was born in Corsicana, Texas.  He departed this world on Feb 15, 2002.  Funeral Services will be held today at 11 am.  Denley Drive Christian Church 1910 S. Denley Dr., Dallas, Texas.  He lives to cherish his memory, a wife Dorothy Jo Daniels, son Patrick Daniels, daughter Linda Wright (6) six grandchildren and (5) great-grandchildren.



  • Social Security Death Index: SAMMY L DANIELS 10 Oct 1926 15 Feb 2002 (V) 75216 (Dallas, Dallas, TX) (none specified) 464-32-1365 Texas

Carl Jackson Robertson Jr.
 Feb 6, 1917 - Feb 21, 2002

Carl Jackson Robertson Jr., 85, of Fairfield passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Capps Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Buddy Turner and the Rev. Wayne Middleton officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Freestone County.

Pallbearers will be Robbie Robertson, Russell Robertson, Kevin Robertson, Jay Robertson, Matt Robertson and Ryan Robertson.

Mr. Robertson was born Feb. 6, 1917 in Turlington in Freestone County. He retired in 1990 as a grocery store owner/operator. He was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lovie Robertson; son, Jack Robertson; parents, Carl Jackson and Lela Robertson; and one brother.

Survivors include his sons, Danny Robertson and Bobby Robertson of Fairfield and Billy David Robertson of Athens; sister, Thelma Bonner of Fairfield; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield.


  • h/o Lovie Eva (Smothers) Robertson; d/o Carl Jackson Robertson & Willie Lola (Hamilton) Robertson

John William Boone
Nov 26, 1927 - Feb 21, 2001

John William Boone, 74, of Hubbard passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2001 at his residence.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Saint Alban's Episcopal Church of Hubbard with Father Ronald Baker officiating. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Hammer, Ben Hobson, Tom McCarthy, Herbert Beesley, Dudley Castellaw and Arch Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Anderson and Joe Klutts.

Mr. Boone was born Nov. 26, 1927 in Hubbard. He lived most of his life there, but did spend several years in California. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Boone was a life member of Hubbard VFD Post No. 9849, West VFW Post No. 4819, and American Legion Post No. 569. He was very interested in the City of Hubbard and its affairs. He was a retired farmer and rancher and was a member of a pioneer Hubbard family. Mr. Boone is a member of Saint Alban's Episcopal Church.

Mr. Boone is survived by a brother, Guy Daniel of Hubbard and Valley Mills; four sisters, Christine Boone and Barbara Jean McCarthy, both of Broomfield, Colo., Joanne Hobson of Westminster, Colo., and Barbara Ann Boone of Waco; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Saint Alban's Episcopal Church of Hubbard.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

Arvie Daniel "Dude' Bamburg
Jul 16, 1918 - Feb 22, 2002

A. D. "Dude" Bamburg, 83, of Purdon passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2002 in Corsicana.

Services will be noon today at Prairie Point Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Johnson officiating.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Anders, Christi Long, David Corley, Sammy Howard, Wesley Dorety, Daniel Young, Michael Anders and Billy Dorety. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Daniel Bamburg.

Mr. Bamburg was born July 16, 1918 in Bazette.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Faye Bamburg; son, Johnny Ray Bamburg; grandson, Clyde Daniel Anders; and great-grandson, Brandon Lee Bamburg.

Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Arvie Lee and Marie Bamburg of Purdon and Danny and Caroline Bamburg of Silver City; daughters, Louise Anders and husband Derrell of Silver City, Pat Claxton and husband Jeff of Milford, Wanda Long of Purdon, Shirley Bamburg of Corsicana and Linda Young of Newark; brother, Ray Bamburg of Dawson; 23 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

James Edwin Rose
Jan 14, 1939 - Feb 25, 2002

James E. Rose, 63, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2002 in Corsicana.

Graveside services were 10 a.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Ferman Carpenter officiating.

Mr. Rose was born Jan. 14, 1939 in Pursley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Artie Ethel Rose; and sister, Shirley Carey.

Survivors include his sisters, Retha Lowlar and Vera Clarkson, both of Corsicana; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph and Doris Rose and Charles and Marie Rose, all of Mesquite.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Beatrice (Buchanan) Hudson
Feb 6, 1919 - Feb 26, 2002

Beatrice Hudson, 83, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002 in Dallas.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James T. Davis and Mr. Otis A. Dunagan officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Calvin Bland, Winston Bland, Troy Dean Bland, M. T. Farrar, Donny Rogers and Jimmy Wright.

Mrs. Hudson was born Feb. 6, 1919 in Corsicana. She was a housewife.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Vada Buchanan; son, Walter Glen Burns; and two brothers, Franky Buchanan and Pleas Buchanan.

Mrs. Hudson is survived by her husband, Luke Hudson of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Jerry Burns of Mesquite; daughter, Judy Hudson of Seven Points; sister, Beatta Bland of Corsicana; four grandsons and granddaughter-in-law, Troy Burns of Terrell, Eddie Burns of Tawakoni, David Richards of Corsicana and Dwayne and Susie Burns of Dallas; four granddaughters and grandson-in-law, Terrie and Michael Baker of Mesquite, Tracy Richards of Seven Points, Glenda Burns of Oklahoma and Sheryl Burns of Seagoville; three nephews, Calvin Bland, Winston Bland and Troy Dean Bland of Corsicana; three nieces, June Ann Dechaume, Darlene Bland of Corsicana, and Sharon Bland; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Ruby Lee Andres
Oct 13, 1919 - Feb 26, 2002

Ruby Andres, 82, of Honey Grove, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002 in Paris.

Services are pending. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Andres was born Oct. 13, 1919 in San Saba.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Ruby Lee Andres

Ruby Lee Andres, 82, of Honey Grove and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002 in Paris.

Services will be 1 p.m. today at Faith Lutheran Church in Corsicana with Pastor Toby Byrd of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Honey Grove officiating and Pastor Peter Kolb assisting. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 13, 1919 in San Saba to O.S. Andres and Christina Behrens Andres. She was retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Norbert Andres and Fritz Andres.

Survivors include her sisters, Louise Bowmer of Honey Grove and Frances Divine of Cleveland, Tenn.; nephews, Otho Bowmer of Honey Grove, Prentice Andres of San Antonio, Gene Andres of Dallas, Bob Andres of Mesquite and Rob Andres of Garland; and nieces, Mary Bowmer Fowler of Honey Grove and Lois Divine Crawford of Cleveland, Tenn.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Vernon Lee Hagler
Feb. 23, 1919 - Feb 27, 2002

Vernon Hagler

Vernon Hagler, 83, of Kingston, Okla. passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002 at his residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth L. Hagler officiating. Interment will follow at Providence Cemetery.

Mr. Hagler was born Feb. 23, 1919 in Eureka. He was a World War II Navy veteran.

Survivors include his sons, Jerry Hagler of Kingston, Okla., Larry Hagler of North Carolina and Vernon Hagler Jr. of San Angelo; brothers, Jesse Hagler of Kerens, Roy Hagler of College Station and Jennings Hagler of Linden; six grandchildren, two step grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Charles Martin
Oct 5, 1930 - Feb 23, 2002

Charles Martin of Albuquerque, N.M. passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002 at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Chapel.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana with Elder Vernon Jessie officiating.

Family and friends will be pallbearers.

Mr. Martin was a graduate of G. W. Jackson High School, and veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and was formerly employed by the Navarro County Sheriff's Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gartha Sam Martin and Georgia Cooley Martin.

Survivors include his daughters, Kesha Martin and Charese Martin and one granddaughter, all of Los Angeles, Calif.; aunts, Dora Ross and Sadie Andrews, both of Corsicana, and Lula Brown of Los Angeles, Calif.; and several cousins and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Hazel Mary (Vincent) Scroggins
Oct 3, 1905 - Feb 27, 2002

Hazel Scroggins, 96, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Barber, Jerry Bruton, Neal Donaho, Cecil Griffith, J.D. Heath and Steve Robinson.

Mrs. Scroggins was born Oct. 3, 1905 in Vinton, La. She was a faithful member of Westside Baptist Church for over 20 years.

She loved picking up pecans, and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin W. Scroggins.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and John Pappas of Houston; sons and daughters-in-law, Edwin and Alma Scroggins and Eugene and Mary Scroggins, all of Richardson; granddaughters, Kelly Bennet of Houston, Arnett Dyke and Melody Scroggins, all of Dallas, and Crystal Fox of Austin; grandsons, Brian Scroggins of Atlanta, Ga., Daryl Scroggins of Dallas and Kert Sonntag of Spring; 13 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of loving friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


  • w/o Ervin William Scroggins

James M. Finley Sr.
Aug 2, 1910 - Feb 22, 2002

Services for James M. Finley Sr., 91, of Trinidad were held 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, in First United Methodist Church, Trinidad, with the Rev. Elizabeth Bear officiating.

Burial was in Trinidad Cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens.

Mr. Finley died Feb. 19 in Corsicana hospital.

He was born Aug. 2, 1910, in Frankston to the late Robert Lee and Anna Morris Finley.

He had resided in Trinidad 42 years and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Trinidad. He was employed 17 years with Vickery and Company Wholesale Flooring in Houston, retiring in 1968 as Vice President. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Ruth Finley in 1983, three brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include a son, James M. Finley Jr. of Dallas; daughter, Margaret Ann Green of Trinidad; brother, Robert Finley of Gainesville; grandson, Stephen Blake Burkhalter and his wife, Amanda, of Trinidad; great-grandson, Dalton Reade Burkhalter.

Pallbearers include Tom Keener, Stephen Burkhalter, Clayton Duke, Jim Arnold, John Arnold, and Herman Wright.

Honorary pallbearers are Robert Finley, Alfred Williams, R.H. Edwards, and Earl Yates.

Family will received friends at the funeral hom from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002.

Victor Truman Lewis
Sep 27, 1914 - Feb 18, 2002

Victor Truman Lewis passed away Monday, Feb. 18, at his long-time home in Malakoff at the age of 87. He was born Sept. 27, 1914, in Cross Roads and grew up in the Order of Odd Fellows children's home in Corsicana.

He graduated from East Texas State College in Commerce with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and a Master's Degree in history. He was a Lieutenant (air navigator) in the U.S. Navy during World War II flying in PBY and PBM patrol aircraft over the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.

He retired in 1974 as head of the History Department at Henderson County Junior College where he was also a former football coach. In his "retired" years, he found time to write the book "Domino Games," was an avid golfer, worked to establish the Henderson County Junior College ex-student's foundation, was a world traveler, and actively persued cattle ranching. In addition, he was a founding member of the national Zane Grey Society.

Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Tyndall and Maggie Gardner Lewis, brothers Ray Anders, Carl, Grady, Lloyd, and Clyde Lewis, and sisters Era Smith, Oma harder, Mary Williams, Opal Robertson and Grace Fenner.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years Fay Riddlesperger Lewis, son Don Lewis and daughters and son-in-laws Vicki and Art Simon of League City and Ralinda and Wayne White of Mabank; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff, and funeral services will be held at the Malakoff Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Friday, with internment to follow at the Malakoff City Cemetery. Revs. Frank Upchurch, Bill Newman, and Andy Wileman will officiate. Pallbearers are grandsons Alex, Clayton, and Don Simon, Lee Lewis, Wes and Travis White, and nephew Raymond "Buddy" Lewis.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to TVCC Memorial Scholarship Fund, Athens, TX 75751 or to your favorite charity.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff

Maxine Humphreys
Mar 5, 1917 - Feb 10, 2002

Maxine R., 84, a resident of Streetman, Texas and former resident of Grand Prairie went home to be with the Lord on February 10, 2002.  She was born in Wills Point on March 5, 1917.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by two husbands, Charlie Brunson and Hubert Humphreys and one son, Danny Brunson.  Survivors include: Sons: Bill Brunson, Streetman, TX, Charles Brunson, Bertram, TX, Sisters: Doris Quarles, Irving, Tx, Doris Brooks, Canton, TX, 6 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild.  Service: 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 13, 2002, Bean-Massey Burge Funeral Home chapel.  Visitation: 1:00 PM, Wednesday, February 13, 2002.  Interment: Southland Memorial Park, Grand Prairie, Texas.

Dorothy (Wray) Turner
Dec 25, 1920 - Mar 1, 2002

Dorothy W. Turner, 81, of Corsicana passed away Friday, March 1, 2002 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Almond, Don Boyd, Willard Cox, Paul Green, Eric Meyers and Norman Nichols.

Mrs. Turner was born Dec. 25, 1920 in Corsicana. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, and was a charter member of the couples Sunday school class. She loved to play bridge, and she loved her family.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Barney Wray, Bundy Wray and L. T. Wray; parents, Lynn and Jessie Mae Wray; and granddaughter, Jennifer Elaine Turner.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Bill Turner of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, William R. and Gloria Turner of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Darrell Welch of Corsicana; grandsons, Zack Carver and wife Amanda of Barry and Kalen Welch of Corsicana; granddaughter, Lea Dominy and husband Wes of Corsicana; great-grandsons, Mikey Carver of Barry, Collin Dominy and Russell Turner, both of Corsicana; and great-granddaughter, Shae Turner of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Morris Harrell
Mar 8, 1926 - Feb 28, 2002

Morris Harrell, 75, of Burleson passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002 in Fort Worth.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ted A. Harrell, Tom Harrell, Bryan Harrell, Joe Harrell and Travis Harrell.

Mr. Harrell was born March 8, 1926 in Emhouse. He was a member of the V.F.W.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite Mae Harrell.

Survivors include his sons, Ted Harrell and wife Paula of Burleson and Tom Harrell of St. Robert, Mo.; brothers, Joe Harrell of Dallas, Travis Harrell of Corsicana and Tommy Harrell of Emhouse; sisters, Pauline Jordan of Livingston and Margaret Applegate of Jefferson City; grandsons, Bryan Harrell and Cody Harrell, both of Burleson; granddaughter, Rebecca Harrell of Burleson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Earl Benedict Raley 
Aug 11, 1911 - Feb 28, 2002

E. B. Raley

E. B. Raley, 90, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Revs. Teri Hildebrand, Tommy Raley and G. W. French officiating. Interment will follow at Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Mark Shows, Lowell Thompson, Darrell Thompson, Brent Thompson, John Lawhon, Colt Lawhon, Toby Lawhon, Michael Don Raley, Eric Raley, Timothy Raley and Jeff Raley.

Mr. Raley was born Aug. 11, 1911 in Frost to Monroe Raley and Alice Priddy Raley. He was a retired farmer and rancher. He was also a barn man for Jess Young Auction Barn. He served in the United States Army Air Force in World War II in England. He was a member of Emhouse United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his son, Mike Raley; five brothers and one sister.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline Raley of Corsicana; sons, James Raley of Emhouse and Benny Raley of Huntsville; daughters, Barbara Shows of Nacogdoches, Paulette Thompson and Brenda Lawhon, both of Corsicana; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Jeffrey J. Dewar
Dec 24, 1959 - Feb 3, 2002

3/4/2002 Corsicana man dies in one-vehicle rollover

From Staff Reports

A Corsicana man died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle rollover early Sunday morning on Interstate 45 south of town.

The 1998 Ford Explorer Jeffrey J. Dewar, 42, was driving flipped about 1:20 a.m. at the 222 milepost, according to Texas Department of Public Safety reports. Dewar was ejected from the vehicle, and a witness said he observed an unknown dark colored pickup strike the body in the roadway, the report said.

Trooper Dane Baker investigated the accident, with help from troopers John Cabano and James Pamplin, and the Corsicana Police Department, Angus Volunteer Fire Department and Corsicana Emergency Corps. Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wanda Hartley held the inquest into the death.

The roadway was dry and weather conditions were clear, cold but very windy, according to the report.

The DPS said the vehicle was traveling southbound when it drove off the roadway to the right, started to skid sideways and across both southbound lanes of travel. The Explorer flipped onto the passenger side and into the center median. It continued to flip several times, entering the northbound lane, and came to a rest after Dewar was ejected, according to the report.


Jeffery J. Dewar

Jeffery J. Dewar, 42, of Corsicana and formerly of Tunkhannock, Pa., passed away Sunday, March 3, 2002 in Navarro County.

Services will be held at a later date. Interment will be held at Sunnyside Cemetery in Tunkhannock, Pa.

Mr. Dewar was born Dec. 24, 1959 in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. to Harry B. Dewar and Helen Lundy Dewar. He was a project engineer.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


  • Social Security Death Index: JEFFREY J DEWAR 24 Dec 1959 03 Feb 2002 (P) (72) (none specified) 173-52-9902 Pennsylvania

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