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Nathaniel 'Jihad' White Sr.
Jan 5, 1971 - Oct 1, 2002

Nathaniel "Jihad" White Sr., 31, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002 at his residence.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery in Corsicana with Bro. Inman officiating.

Pallbearers will be Muslim brothers.

Mr. White was born Jan. 5, 1971 in Corsicana.

He leaves to cherish his memory, daughter, TaiKashae Slay of Corsicana; sons, Nathaniel QuinShawn Crawford and Nathaniel White Jr., both of Dallas, and Nawonte kelton "Lil Self" White of Corsicna; mother, Geneva Gross Evants; father, Ralphy White Sr. and Doris White of Rice; sisters, Valorie W. Richardson of Corsicana and Sandra House of Fort Worth; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph and Tracy White, Eugene and KaKeya White, Darrin and Sally White, all of Corsicana, and David Lee White of Waco; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and many friends.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Dr. Godfrey 'Doc' Schandera
Jul 21, 1921 - Oct 6, 2002

Dr. Godfrey "Doc" Schandera, 81, of Robinson passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002 in Waco.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery with Father Robert Williams officiating.

Dr. Schandera was born July 21, 1921 in Stonington, Conn. He graduated from Texas Chiropratic College in San Antonio and was a veteran of the armed forces.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Schandera; brother-in-law, Elmer Smith; brothers, Frank Schandera and Anthony Schandera; and sister, Mary Schandera.

Dr. Schandera is survived by daughters Ruth Ann Brown and husband Tom of Robinson, Mary Yvonne Schandera of Killeen, and Donna Lynn Staas and husband Larry D. of Robinson; sister, Josephine Gauthier of Voluntown, Conn.; grandsons, Bryan Blackmon of Waco and Jimmy Staas and wife Chirsty of Robinson; granddaughter, Crystal Anne Mathis and husband Robert of Axtell; great-granddaughters, Brittainy Hart Staas of Robinson, Samantha Mathis of Axtell and Ruth Ann Staas of Robinson; and great-grandson, William Greyson Mathis of Axtell.

Memorials may be made to Providence Hospice, 4830 Lakewood, Waco, Texas 76710.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Infant Hayden Joseph Hoffart
d. Oct 5, 2002

Infant Hayden Joseph Hoffart of Purdon passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002 in Waxahachie.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby Cave officiating.

The child is survived by parents, Denny and Tammie Hoffart of Purdon; sister, Haley Hoffart of Purdon; grandmother, Linda Hoffart of Corsicana; grandparents, Frank and Barbara Jones of Purdon and James and Maxine Stringer of Corsicana; aunts and uncles, Lisa and Josh Skinner of Corbet, Dorothy and James Hull of Corsicana; uncle and aunt, James and Jennifer Jones of Missouri; uncle, Doyle Bunch of Corsicana; and a host of cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jermaine C. Jackson
Mar 26, 1973 - Oct 3, 2002

Jermaine C. Jackson, 29, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002 at his residence.

Services were held this morning at Mount B Zion Baptist Church in Goodlow with the Rev. Nathan Carter officiating. Burial will be at Restville Cemetery in Chicago, Ill.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

Mr. Jackson was born March 26, 1973 in Chicago. He served as a cheerleader for Grambling State University and for Navarro College. He was employed by McCoy's Lumber Company of Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Ann Jackson; and grandmother, Maxine Scott.

Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife, Leigh Ann Jackson of Corsicana; daughter, Chenelle Hill; father, J. C. Mayberry of Chicago; aunt, who reared him, Margie Pierce and foster father James Jackson; sisters, Roshaun Jackson of Iowa, Carletta Jackson of Chicago, and LaTonya Christopher of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; brother, James Jackson Jr. of Chicago; aunts, Erma Jean Jackson and Bobbie Sue Baggett; and a host of uncles, cousins and other relatives.

In lieu of flowers, a memoiral may be made to the Mount B Zion Baptist Church, Goodlow, Texas, 75144.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Joe Don Worsham
Apr 6, 1935 - Oct 6, 1999

Mr. Joe Don Worsham Sr., 64, of Ozark died Oct. 6, 1999, at a Dothan hospital. The funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 9, at First Assembly of God Church with the Revs. Phil Stephens, Clifton Carney, Wayne Wyatt and Rex McKinley officiating. Burial followed in Woodlawn Memory Gardens with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing.

Mr. Worsham was born in Navarro County, Barry, Texas. He retired from the U.S. Army after serving 20 years. He saw action in Vietnam while serving in the Medical Corps. He was a Master Mason, member of the Echo Lodge, and served a term as Worshipful Master. Since 1990, he and his wife, Margaret, have served as missionaries to the children in Mexico in a ministry founded by them called "Suffer the Little Children: Mexico Outreach."

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Rebecca Maxine Worsham. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Strickland Worsham of Ozark; two daughters, Mary Doyle of Dothan, and Ambry Worsham of Tuscaloosa; four sons, Peter Worsham of Enterprise, Joe Don Worsham Jr. of Mount Airy, N.C., Robert Wesley Archer Jr. of Decatur, and Corey Todd Hotchkiss of Birmingham; one sister, Madgealee Walters of Corsicana, Texas; and seven grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Ozark Alabama News
  • burial Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Ozark, Dale Co., AL

Noel W. Kendrick

Noel W. Kendrick, School Board Member
Noel W. Kendrick, father of Bruce G. Kendrick ('62)  Glenda Kendrick Basil ('57?)  Nancy Kendrick LeMay ('54?)  and Noelene Kendrick Birkelo ('52?) passed away in Corsicana  TX  on January 3  2001. He was 93 years of age and is survived by all his children above and his wife of 70 years Garnet Kendrick. Noel and Garnet lived in Eunice for about 30 years and were members of First Baptist Church where he was a deacon. Noel also served on the Eunice Board of Education for many years with Mr. C. H. Conway, D. W. Key, John R. Tate, and F. F. Hardison among others. He was much loved by us all and had a great sense of humor right to the end. As I was with him near the end of his life he said to me that he and my Mother "had seen things that they never could have imagined". What an "understatement". The script  "Born 1907 - Died 2001" now engraved on his headstone is awesome to see.
Bruce Kendrick, 62.  

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  • Memorial Note

Mickey Edwards Jr.
Nov 11, 1920 - Oct 3, 2002

Mickey Edwards Jr., 81, of College Station passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002 in Bryan.

Private graveside services will be held in Corsicana at a later date.

Mr. Edwards was born Nov. 11, 1920 in Milk, Wis. He had lived in College Station for 13 years. He was a retired schoolteacher, having taught in Fort Worth for many years. He served as a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. He received his bachelor's degree in agriculture from Texas A&M and his master's degree in education from TCU. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Bryan.

Survivors include his wife, Billie Ross Edwards of College Station; daughter, Karen Brosseau of Dallas; stepdaughters, Lynn Cobb of League City and Anetha Craft of Lake Charles, La.; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 200 S. Texas Ave., Bryan, TX 77803.

Arrangements by Callaway-Jones Funeral Home of Bryan.

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Eva Nell (Boles) Hill
Jun 14, 1935 - Oct 7, 2002

Eva Nell Hill, 67, of Frost passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2002 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

Services are pending.

Mrs. Hill was born June 14, 1935 in Winnsboro.

Survivors include her husband, David Edward Hill of Frost; sons, Tim Hill and James Hill and wife Trenna, all of Dallas, Mark Hill and wife Linda and Perry Hill, all of Frost, David Hill of Fort Worth, and Raymond Hill of Brandon; daughters, Charletta Gragson and husband Carl of Dallas, Alice Thornberry and husband Jerry of Frost, and Diane Bailey and husband David of Midlothian; brother, Paul Bowles of Texas City; sisters, Nadine Gillan of Winnsboro and Christine of Deport; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana

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Eva Nell (Boles) Hill
Jun 14, 1935 - Oct 7, 2002

Eva Nell Hill, 67, of Frost passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2002 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Doug Bailey, Randall Bailey, Jose Flores, Travis Logan, Bobby Homan, David Homan, Henry Hill and Dan King.

Mrs. Hill was born June 14, 1935 in Winnsboro to Lorenzie Boles and Lessie Castle Boles.

Survivors include her husband, David Edward Hill of Frost; sons, Tim Hill and James Hill and wife Trenna, all of Dallas, Mark Hill and wife Linda and Perry Hill, all of Frost, David Hill of Fort Worth, and Raymond Hill of Brandon; daughters, Charletta Gragson and husband Carl of Dallas, Alice Thornberry and husband Jerry of Frost, and Diane Bailey and husband David of Midlothian; brother, Paul Bowles of Texas City; sisters, Nadine Gillan of Winnsboro and Christine of Deport; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Nettie Lue (Shue) Marshall
Jun 26, 1932 - Oct 7, 2002

Mrs. Nettie Lue Shue-Marshall b. June 26, 1932 in Malokoff Henderson CO TX died this evening, Monday, October 7, 2002 at her home in Rice TX.

Mrs. Marshall was married to James C. Marshall in Trinidad, Henderson CO TX Dec 5, 1947.

She was the daughter of Sid Shue and Willie Allen-Music of Henderson Co TX.

She is survived by 6 children and one sister Margie Fay Spicer of Corsicana  TX. two brothers, Milton Music, of Mesquite and Therrel Music of Utah.  A number of grandchildren and great grandchildren: and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, TX.

Notes:

  • Submitted by her sister-in-law, Janice Hancock, Corsicana TX
  • She is also survived by her husband James Cleo Marshall Sr. of 54 years.
  • Burial at Rice Cemetery, Rice, Navarro Co., TX on  Oct 10, 2002

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Nettie Lue (Shue) Marshall

Nettie Lue Shue Marshall, 70, of Rice passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2002 in Rice.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Westhill Church of Christ in Corsicana with Ferman Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Baker, Robbie Wilhoite, Tim Finley, Doyle Willis, James Mayo and Jon Doyle. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Barak, Kenneth Rawlings, Jimmy Vaclavik, Vern St. Mars, Doyle Rogers and Lee Hancock.

Mrs. Marshall was born June 26, 1932 in Malakoff. She was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Willie Alma Shue; grandsons, Jamie Richard Bancroft and James Robert Ferguson Jr.; great-grandchild, Baby Wilhoite-Doyle; sister, Ethel Rogers; and brothers, Therell Musick, Durward Musick and David Smith Shue.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, James Cleo Marshall of Rice; daughters and sons-in-law, Dian and Glen Roof of Cleburne, Odell and Bob Furgason of Sulphur Bluff, Lue Ann and Robbie Wilhoite of Ennis, and Susie and Michael Baker of Rice; sons and daughters-in-law, James Jr. and Debbie Marshall of Grand Prairie and Sam Sr. and Kim Marshall of Rice; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Vernon Spicer of Corsicana; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Milton and Nora Musick of Mesquite and Merle and Faye Musick of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Memorials may be made to Children's Medical Center, 1935 Motor St., Dallas, TX 75235.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Oct 10, 2002

Beulah M. (Cunningham) Johnson
Mar 13, 1923 - Oct 7, 2002

Beulah M. Johnson, 79, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2002 at her residence.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Alfred Cox officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Mrs. Johnson was born March 13, 1923 in Babylon, Texas. She received her education at G. W. Jackson High School. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church for many years where she served as a deaconess.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Roanna Cunningham; husband, LeRoy Johnson; oldest son, Eugene Cunningham; oldest daughter, Gloria Linder; brother, L.D. Cunningham; and sister, Annie Laura Gowans.

Survivors include her daughters, Theresa Brown and Roy Nell Jones and husband Alvin, all of Corsicana; sons, Bobby Tillie and LeRoy Johnson Jr. and wife Celister, all of Corsicana; sisters-in-law, Maeola Oston, Cora Lee Thomas and Thelma Lewis, all of Corsicana; brothers-in-law, Jack Calhoun, Johnnie Calhoun and wife Christine, and Nathaniel Calhoun; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Lera I. Childers 
Apr 24, 1930 - Oct 8, 2002

Lera Childers

Lera Childers, 72, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 4 p.m. today at Graceland Mausoleum at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Malcom Simmington, Vic Howell, H.M. Davenport Jr., Esco McCann, Mark Simmington, Gaylon Crawford and Jim Miller.

Survivors include her husband, Jesse Childers of Corsicana; daughters, Brenda Barron and Gilda Joyner and husband Phil, all of Corsicana; grandchildren, Amanda Jones, Summer Jones and Hunter Jones, all of New Braunfels, Bryan Joyner of Seguin and Chad Barron of Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to Navarro County Public Health District, 618 N. Main St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Oct 10, 2002
  • SSDI: LERA I CHILDERS 24 Apr 1930 08 Oct 2002 (P) 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 457-36-4296 Texas

Helen N. (Speers) Pedersen
Mar 24, 1912 - Oct 8, 2002

Helen N. Pedersen, 90, of Dallas and Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home.

Services will be noon Saturday at Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest Highway Chapel with the Rev. Bill Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

Helen Neville Speers was born March 24, 1912 in Kansas City, Mo., one day before the Kansas City Blizzard, to Lida Ann and Clifton Neville Speers. She married Henry Ibsen Pedersen in Kansas City, Mo. Sept. 24, 1932. They moved to Dallas in 1935. He died June 25, 1973 in Dallas after 37 years with Braniff Airways and 41 years of marriage.

Mr. and Mrs. Pedersen loved to travel and had many adventures as stand-by fliers to exotic locations such as South America, Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, and across the continental United States, beginning with their wedding trip to California in a Ford Tri-Motor. It was during this trip that the young, airsick bride was comforted and given a corsage by the candidate's wife, Eleanor Roosevelt. Mrs. Pedersen was a longtime member of the Braniff Auxiliary (Thursday Nighter Group) and Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dialogue Class and Mr. and Mrs. Class. Bridge groups, book clubs, crossword puzzles and spelling bees were favorite pastimes. She especially treasured her many trips to Kaleo Lodge with her friends. She had been a Dallas resident for 66 years and moved recently to Corsicana to be closer to her family. She was the last surviving sibling of six -- two brothers, Clifton and Earl, and sisters, Leona, Pauline and Betty, and stepbrother, Lloyd Berry. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother throughout her lifetime. She loved her family dearly.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Dale Wynn of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Martin and Sandra Pedersen of San Angelo; grandchildren, Cindy Morrison and husband Eric of Bartlesville, Okla., Cathy Hutton and husband Terry of Nyssa, Ore., Randy Wynn and wife Linda of Garland, Chris Wynn and wife Hollie of Corsicana, and David Pedersen of San Angelo; and great-grandchildren, Russell and Matthew Morrison, Brooke and Luke Hutton and Zachary and Noah Wynn.

Memorials may be made be made to Highland Park United Methodist Church or a charity of choice.

Arrangements by Sparkman/Hillcrest of Dallas.

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Helen N. Pedersen

Helen N. Pedersen, 90, of Dallas and Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002.

Services will be noon today at Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest Highway Chapel with the Rev. Bill Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

Helen Neville Speers was born March 24, 1912 in Kansas City, Mo. to Lida Ann and Clifton Neville Speers. She married Henry Ibsen Pedersen in Kansas City, Mo. Sept. 24, 1932. Mr. and Mrs. Pedersen moved to Dallas in 1935. They loved to travel and had many adventures as stand-by fliers to exotic locations.

Mrs. Pedersen was a longtime member of the Braniff Auxiliary (Thursday Nighter Group) and Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dialogue Class and Mr. and Mrs. Class. Bridge groups, book clubs, crossword puzzles and spelling bees were favorite pastimes. She treasured her many trips to Kaleo Lodge with her friends. She had been a Dallas resident for 66 years and moved recently to Corsicana to be closer to her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and she loved her family dearly.

She was preceded in death by her husband June 25, 1973; brothers, Clifton and Earl; sisters, Leona, Pauline and Betty; and stepbrother, Lloyd Berry.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Dale Wynn of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Martin and Sandra Pedersen of San Angelo; grandchildren, Cindy Morrison and husband Eric of Bartlesville, Okla., Cathy Hutton and husband Terry of Nyssa, Ore., Randy Wynn and wife Linda of Garland, Chris Wynn and wife Hollie of Corsicana, and David Pedersen of San Angelo; and great-grandchildren, Russell and Matthew Morrison, Brooke and Luke Hutton and Zachary and Noah Wynn.

Memorials may be made be made to Highland Park United Methodist Church or a charity of choice.

Arrangements by Sparkman/Hillcrest of Dallas.

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Robert Dalton 'Bobby' Martin
Jul 18, 1925 - Oct 8, 2002

Robert D. "Bobby" Martin

Robert D. "Bobby" Martin, 77, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002 in Temple.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Mutina officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Larry Skinner, David Johnson, Terry Howell, Steven Howell, Timmy Keele and Ronnie Richardson. Honorary pallbearers will be Les Prince, Ethan Prince, Wayne Prince, Neil Donaho and Allen Skinner.

Mr. Martin was born July 18, 1925 in Retreat. He was a veteran, serving the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Betty L. Martin of Retreat; daughter and son-in-law, Kay and James Handlin of Malakoff; granddaughter, Krystal Handlin of Malakoff; grandsons, Travis Handlin of Nashville, Tenn., Scott Handlin and wife Sheryl of College Station, and Jeremiah Handlin and wife Kim of Dallas; sisters, Edna Skinner of Retreat and Syble Anderson of Waco; special niece and nephew, Jeanne and Terry Howell of Retreat; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lola (Ewing) Byrd 
May 15, 1920 - Oct 10, 2002

Lola Byrd, 82, of Kerens passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002 at Kerens Care Center.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery in Houston.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Byrd was born May 15, 1920 in Ennis.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, C.B. Marta in 1977.

Survivors include her husband, Earnest Byrd of Kerens; daughters, Audrey Faye Koska of Tomball, Mary Ellen Turner of College Station and Lola L. Nevitt of Montalba; sons, Bob Marta of Tomball and C.B. Marta Jr. of Arizona; brother, Al Ewing of Arizona; 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.

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Bobby R. Green
Oct 16, 1934 - Oct 10, 2002

Bobby R. Green, 67, of St. Elmo passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002 at his residence.

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

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at New Hope Baptist Church in St. Elmo with Dr. Elton McCann officiating. Interment will follow at St. Elmo Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Allen, Earl Dieterich, Bob Bodiford, Carl Ward, Lonnie Byers and Wade Schnell.

Mr. Green was born Oct. 16, 1934 in Ralls to Derrell L. Green and Louise Easter Green. He attended New Hope Baptist Church. He was a former member of U.S. Navy Hurricane Hunters Association during his 20 years in the Navy. He was a member of St. Elmo Masonic Lodge and was a charter member of the Southern Oaks Volunteer Fire Department. He worked with the Tarrant County Water District for over 10 years.

He was preceded in death by his father; brother, Derrell Lee Green Jr.; and sister, Billie Vance.

Survivors include his wife, Beth Green of St. Elmo; mother, Louise Green of Denver City; sons, David Green and wife Dawn Marie of Milton, Fla., Bryan Green and wife Jennifer of Palestine, Daenan Green and wife Mary of Indiana and Bruce Green of Virginia Beach, Va.; stepson, Cory Moore of Pascagoula, Miss.; daughter, Bobette Walker of Odessa; stepdaughters, Kimberly Knight of Streetman and Renee Arias of Amarillo; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sisters, Ruth Morris and Nelda Rickells, both of Denver City, Frances Moore of Yukon, Okla., and Berti Couch of Amarillo.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Fairfield.

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Clarence Audrey Denbow
Apr 29, 1908 - Oct 11, 2002

Clarence A. Denbow

Clarence A. Denbow, 94, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2002 at the IOOF Nursing Home in Ennis.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Keever Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Myrtle Cemetery.

Mr. Denbow was born April 29, 1908 in Chatfield to Thomas D. and Flora Sands Denbow. He was raised in Chatfield where he attended school. After finishing school, he engaged in farming in the Drane community. In April 1929, he married Katie Clements of Mildred. After their marriage they lived in Corsicana. In 1942, he was employed by the Southern-Pacific Railroad. In 1943, they moved to Ennis. He retired in 1974 as a switchman. He was a member of First United Methodist Church where he was very active in the Men's Bible Class.

He was preceded in death by his son, David C. Denbow.

Survivors include his wife, Katie Denbow of Ennis; sons, Billy Denbow and wife Darleene and Bobby Denbow, all of Ennis; brother, Bruce Denbow of Corsicana; sisters, Lacy Paschal, Lola Gilbert and Orene Adams, all of Corsicana; grandchildren, Mark, Dennis, Lesa and Paula; seven great-grandchildren including Melanie Atkinson of Arlington; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by J. E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.

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Elizabeth "Cricket" (Moreau) McGaugh
Nov 15, 1909 - Oct 11, 2002

Elizabeth 'Cricket' McGaugh

Elizabeth "Cricket" McGaugh, 92, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Pastor Curtis Gilbert and Pastor Jake Davis officiating. Internment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be R. D. Geeslin, Sandy Barlow, Ernest Lee Carpenter, Gregg Baumgartner, Marvin Townlee and Jack Fowler. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Doug Jones, Bonnie Moreau, Tom Haynes, Raymond Britton and Wade Moreau.

Mrs. McGaugh was born Nov. 15, 1909, in Buffalo.

She was preceded in death by husband Tom "T. C." McGaugh, one sister and five brothers.

Survivors include one son James McGaugh of Corsicana, two daughters Faye Britton of Corsicana and Billie Davis of Okmulgee, Okla., sisters-in-law Edith Moreau of Corsicana, Jewel McElroy of Jefferson and Doris Moreau of Nacodoches, four granddaughters Kim Jones and Donna Baumgartner both of Corsicana, Patricia Bickerstaff of Garland and Sharon Carter of Vinta, Okla., three grandsons Marles Howard and J. T. Howard both of Okmulgee, Okla., and Mark McGaugh of Corsicana, special friend Doris Crab, 19 great grandchildren and 33 nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jackie Deward Toten 
Sep 24, 1933 - Oct 13, 2002

Jack D. Toten

Jack D. Toten, 69, of Frost passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at Twilight Home.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Bob Reid and the Rev. Tommy Montgomery officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ray Scroggins, Tommy Montgomery, Adam Montgomery, Gene Montgomery, Jimmy Hohenberger, Jerry Blissett, Bill Conger and Lawrence Slater.

Mr. Toten was born Sept. 24, 1933 in Barry to James Deward Toten and Italy "Lena" Lewis Toten. He was a member of Navarro Mills Baptist Church. He worked for many years for J.T. Arnett Trucking Company as a diesel mechanic, then worked on pipe lines until his retirement at age 65. He also served in the U.S. Marines.

He was preceded in death by his father, J. D. Toten in 1968; and mother, Lena Toten in 1997.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Toten of Frost; sons, Johnny Campbell and James Campbell, both of Frost; daughter, Melinda Lane of Frost; sisters, Nelda Warren and Maxine Conger, both of Dawson, and Mary Ann Slater of Navarro Mills; aunt, Steen Parrish of Corsicana; six grandsons, four granddaughters, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.

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Eugene Edward Jones
Aug 17, 1934 - Oct 13, 2002

10/15/2002 Weeks later, Dallas man dies

From Staff Reports

A man injured in a September motorcycle accident passed away Sunday as a result of his injuries.

Eugene Edward Jones, 68, of Dallas was riding a 1980 Sukuki GS1100 motorcycle at about 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, northbound on State Highway 309.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety's report, "Driver was inexperienced and lost control. (The motorcycle) traveled off the roadway into the west ditch and struck a culvert, throwing the driver and motorcycle into a creek."

Jones was not wearing a helmet.

The accident occurred at milepost 310 on Highway 309, within the city limits of Goodlow, just south of Kerens. In the report, conditions were described as clear and the two-lane blacktop listed as dry.

Jones was transported by East Texas EMS to Navarro Regional Hospital in serious condition. He was later transerved to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler where he remained until he passed away.

According to the DPS report, Johnson's remains were taken to Ross & Johnson Mortuary, pending arrangements.

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Eugene Jones

Eugene Jones, 68, of Dallas passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount B. Zion Baptist Church in Goodlow with the Rev. Nathan Carter officiating. Interment will follow at Goodlow Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dean Kelly, Willie Ford, Earnest Harris, Virgil Johnson, Darnell Kelly and Ross Washington. Honorary pallbearers will be Corey Jones, Larry Jones, James Martin, Stanly Jones, Andrew Bradford, Robert Harris, William Noble, Chris Smith, Benard Simmons, Willie Washington and Jerry Sayles Sr.

Mr. Jones was born Aug. 17, 1934 in Kerens. He worked for 31 1/2 years as operations manger for the City of Dallas Convention Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Buster and Bertha Jones; sister, Willie Faye Reddix; and brothers, Felton Jones, William Jones and James Jones.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Annie Jones of Dallas; children, Denise Jones and Leslie Jones of Dallas; sister, Vertis Crawford of Kerens; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Jones of Duncanville, Mozelle Jones of Dallas, Annie Mae Harris and Gloria Smith of Kerens; aunt. Vallie Rose Martin of Goodlow; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

 


Daisy Ellen (Coe) Bostick
Jun 24, 1916 - Oct 14, 2002

Daisy Bostick

Daisy Bostick, 86, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2002 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Bostick was born June 24, 1916 in Texarkana, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry H. Bostick Sr.

Survivors include her son, Henry H. Bostick Jr. and wife Diana J. of Garland; daughter, Sharon Bostick Lee and husband James R. Lee of Dallas; granddaughters, Kimberley Ann Bostick of Dallas, Jennifer Cameron Bostick of Seattle, Wash., Cameron L. Tyer and husband Thomas Jones of Atlanta, Ga.; grandson, Robert Bradley Tyer of Missoula, Mont.; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Nelson Tyer Jones of Atlanta, Ga.; brothers, Lynn Coe Jr. of Pearland and Jack Coe of Texarkana, Ark.; and sister, Juanita Hickman of Stamps, Ark.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Myrtle (Morris) Cline
Jul 10, 1909 - Oct 15, 2002

Myrtle Morris Cline, 93, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa.

Mrs. Cline was born July 10, 1909 in Iatan to J. I. Morris and Griselda Kirby Morris. She was a resident of Odessa for 56 years before moving to Corsicana in 1996. She married I.C. "Bill" Cline Nov. 27, 1927 in Colorado City. She was a sales clerk in downtown Odessa for 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, I. C. "Bill" Cline July 25, 1980; and parents, J.I. and Griselda Morris.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Morris and Patsy Cline of Tool; granddaughter, Jayne VanNatta of Austin; grandsons, Jay Cline of Louisville, Ky. and Bill Cline of Cheyenne, Wyo.; sister, Zelda Armstrong of Abilene; and great-granddaughters, Mandy and Ashley VanNatta of San Marcos.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ray Ellis Richard Sr.
Mar 18, 1960 - Oct 12, 2002

Ray Ellis Richard Sr., 42, of Dallas passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002 in Dallas.

Quiet hour will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Scott Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Full Gospel Baptist Church in Corsicana with the Rev. C.M. Young Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends.

Mr. Richard was born March 18, 1960 in Dallas. As a young man, he united Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Corsicana. Later he moved to Dallas and united with Community Fellowship Church. In high school, he was a running back for the Corsicana High School Tigers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester Ray Richard and Ellis Freeman.

Survivors include his sons, Ray E. Richard Jr. and Ronald D. Richard; daughter, Raynisha Leshaylan Richard (Juanisha McKinney), all of Dallas; brothers, Rockland (Debra), Robert, Ernest (Renee), all of Dallas, Telvin of Corsicana and Ronald (Rae) of Paris; sister, Sherrie Levels (DeWayne) of Teague; grandmothers, Lonnie Mae Brown of Los Angeles, Calif. and Ruby Faye Johnson of Midland; stepmother, Bernice Freeman of Dallas; nieces, Ashley, De'Erica, LaQuanda, Cheryl, Shenta and Shawn; nephews, Bryson, Ethelton, Cedric, Terry Jr., Marcus, Jeremy, Jason and Dwain; and a host of other relatives.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Gladys Irene Robinson
Dec 25, 1911 - Oct 15, 2002

Gladys Irene Robinson, 90, of Corsicana, surrounded by her loving family, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Mark Chadwick, the Rev. Wayne Mahoney and the Rev. Harold Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Cecil Griffith, Clif Sikes, J.D. Heath, Jerry Bruton, Floyd Messenger and Neal Silvers. Honorary pallbearers will be John Jackson and Frank Brown.

Mrs. Robinson was born Dec. 25, 1911 in Blooming Grove. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church. She worked as a seamstress for the Hat Factory, J.C. Penney, and Bill's Tailor Shop.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Loyd Robinson; and eight brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Elwin and Doris Robinson, Steve and JoAnn Robinson and Gary and Glenda Robinson, all of Corsicana; grandchildren, Susan and Jimmy Dockery of Powell, Mike and Paulette Robinson of Palmer, Mark and Debi Robinson and Lori Robinson, all of Corsicana, and Chris Robinson of Dallas; sister, Ruth Graves; 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, several honorary grandchildren and her dear friend, Robert Fulton.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lillie (Russell) Copeland
Dec 30, 1909 - Oct 17, 2002

Lillie Russell Copeland, 92, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Rebecca Emery officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Charles Weaver, James R. Clay, Jimmy Humphries, Wade Jones, Stephen Wilson, Andy Weaver and James A. Clay.

Mrs. Copeland was born Dec. 30, 1909 in Oklahoma to John E. Russell and Fannie Drucilla Gillick Russell. Her childhood was spent in Quinton, Okla. It was there she met A.A. "Buck" Copeland, her husband of 68 years. They married July 2, 1929 with Mr. Copeland's brother, the late Bishop Kenneth Copeland, officiating their wedding.

After moving to Texas Mr. Copeland worked as a barber and at Bethlehem Steel. Mrs. Copeland concentrated on being a wife and mother. After the war, Buck's Appliance Store was established. Mrs. Copeland joined her husband in the operation of the store from 1944 to 1973. She was an active member of 11th Avenue Methodist Church, which later became St. Luke United Methodist Church. She was especially mindful of the sick, visiting in the hospital and taking food to homes.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1988; and daughter, Jeanene on Oct. 15, 2002.

Survivors include her daughters, Joyce Bradley and husband Jack of Corsicana, Peggy Jones and husband Jack of Mineola; son-in-law, Bill Wilson of Mesquite; grandchildren, Pam and Charles Weaver, Priscilla and James Clay, John and Mel Bradley, Wade Jones, Brian and Starr Jones, Danna and Jimmy Humphries, Stephen and Michele Wilson; great-grandchildren, Andy, Ashley, James, Emily, Trey, Addison, Tara, Chad, Kelsey, Kasey, Jeremy, Rachel, Jessica, Maegan and Madison.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jeanene (Copeland) Wilson
Oct 20, 1937 - Oct 15, 2002

Jeanene Copeland Wilson, 64, of Mesquite passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 2520 Oates Drive, Mesquite with the Rev. Bill McElvaney and the Rev. David Carr officiating.

Mrs. Wilson was born Oct. 20, 1937 in Corsicana to A. A. and Lillie Copeland. She was educated at Navarro College, North Texas State University and Southwest Texas State University. She was employed as a private and class piano teacher in Dallas Independent School District. She was past president of the Mesquite Area Music Teachers Association, audition chairman for the Piano Guild, American College of Musicians, Music Teachers National Association, Texas Music Teachers Association, board member of Texas Girls Choir, and chairman for Cvetco Self Help Group and Cancermount volunteer.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Wilson; daughter, Danna Humphries; son, Stephen Wilson; sisters, Joyce Bradley and Peggy Jones; brothers-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, five grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends.

Memorials may be made to Virginia R. Cvetco Cancer Center, 3555 Worth St., Dallas, TX 75246.

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Rex 'Pie Man' Shelton
Jul 24, 1912 - Oct 16, 2002

Rex "Pie Man" Shelton, 80, of Athens passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002 at his son's residence in Athens.

Family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Athens with Dr. Kyle Henderson officiating. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Richland Cemetery in Richland.

Pallbearers will be Larry Shelton, Hugh Shelton, Ronnie Burnett, Bill Watson, Sam Bennett and Jasper Aldridge. Honorary pallbearers will be the men's senior adult three Sunday school class of First Baptist Church.

Mr. Shelton was born July 24, 1912 in Navarro County to Henry and Mary Elizabeth DeMoss Shelton. He moved to Athens in 1977 and was a member of First Baptist Church and the men's senior adult three Sunday school class. He was employed 38 years with Gulf Oil Company as a pumper and was a barber 25 years. He earned the title "Pie Man" for his outstanding baking skills that for him was a ministry for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Al, Henry, Drew and Sam; and sisters, Anita Estes, Jo Harper, Mae Denbow, Georgia Martin and Della Poulter.

Survivors include his wife, Lullene Shelton of Athens; son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Wanda Shelton of Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Rexann and Dennis Herrick of Montgomery, Ala.; sister, Mary Andrews of Port Arthur; and two grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the youth ministry at First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 672, Athens, TX 75751.

Arrangements by Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home of Athens.

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Barney Melvin Kent
Mar 16, 1911 - Oct 17, 2002

Barney M. Kent of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Barney Melvin Kent

Barney Melvin Kent, 91, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Teri Hildebrand officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Will Kent, Bill Kent, Jack Kent, Phil Paschal, Roy Lynn Jenkins and Jerry Kent.

Mr. Kent was born March 16, 1911 in Eureka to Mataw Kent and Mollie Wilson Kent. He was a farmer and was a member of the United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by wives Dean Sims Kent and Hester Varner Kent.

Survivors include his brother, Charles Kent of Powell; sister, Hallie Reagan of Texas City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Wayne Oldroyd
Jun 30, 1927 - Oct 15, 2002

Wayne Oldroyd, 75, of Searcy, Ark. passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002 in Searcy.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Mr. Timothy Scott and Mr. Ryan Scott, both grandsons, officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Roger Reagan, Gordon Graves, Ricky Leonard, Lynn Berry, David Mahoney and Bob Quinn.

Mr. Oldroyd was born June 30, 1927 in Tyler.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Annie Oldroyd.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Oldroyd of Searcy, Ark.; daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Gene Weaver of Searcy, Ark. and Deborah and Wayne Scott of Corsicana; granddaughter, Reagan Weaver of Searcy, Ark.; grandsons and wives, Tim and Stephanie Scott of Farmers Branch and Ryan and Brook Scott of Conway, Ark.; and great-granddaughters, Ellie Scott of Farmers Branch and Lily Scott of Conway, Ark.

Memorials may be made to the National Evangelism with Sojourners, 5554 Cooks Road, Marshall, Texas 75670-9130.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


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