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Jo Ellen (Ross) Bell
Jan 1, 1911 - Sep 26, 1975

Mrs. Bell

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Thalbert Bell, 64, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital.

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

She was a native of Corbet, lived in Corsicana the past three months and was a former resident of Sulphur, La., where her husband was employed by Mobil Oil Co.

Survivors include her husband of Corsicana, a son, Ralph Bell of New Orleans, La.; a daughter, Mrs. L. A. Jordan of Houston; six grandchildren, a brother, Bill Ross of Corsicana and two sisters, Mrs. John Butler and Mrs. Floyd Sloan, both of Corsicana.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Eula (Osteen) Miller
Jan 15, 1913 - Nov 2, 1975

Mrs. Miller

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Eula Osteen Miller, 64, resident of Alexandria, Va., who died Sunday in Alexandria.

Rev. G. T. Parker and Rev. Barry Metzger will officiate, with burial following at Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was a native of Purdon, lived in Alexandria, 20 years, was a librarian at Fort Belvair, Va., a member of the Baptist Church, and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include two daughters, Miss Diane Miller of Cranbury, N.J. and Mrs. Marlyn Metzger of Johnstown, Penn.; two grand-daughters, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Osteen of Corsicana, a brother, Dewey Osteen of Sherman; and two sisters, Mrs. G. T. Parker of Waldo, Ark. and Mrs. James E. Watkins of Bellmead, Tex.

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George Leonard Austin
Nov 19, 1903 - Dec 8, 1975

G. L. Austin

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for George L. Austin, 72, resident of Powell who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was a native of Navarro County, a retired salesman, and a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include his widow, of Powell, a grandson, Alvie Lee O'Neal Jr. of Houston; a great-grandson, Alvie Lee O'Neal II of Houston; his mother, Mrs. Will Petty of Kilgore; two brothers, Bill Petty and Charles Petty both of Winnsboro; fiver sisters, Mrs. Hallie Mueraler of Dallas, Mrs. Kathrine Maxwell and Miss Louse Petty both of Kilgore, Mrs. Cora Lacy of Tyler, and Mrs. Judy Brumfield of Los Angeles, Calif.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Joseph Francis "Joe" Green
Oct 19, 1906 - Oct 31, 1975

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Nov. 2, 1975
Submitted by Diane Richards

REFUGIO�Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Refugio for Joe Francis Green with Rev. Robert Hogg officiating. Graveside services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Green is survived by his wife, Mrs. Modene Green of Refugio; daughter, Mrs. Bob Cleveland of Kingsville and two granddaughters.

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Curtis Eugene Newsom, Sr.
Sep 2, 1905 - Jul 28, 1975

Curtis Newsom

Services will be 3:30 p.m. today at Corley Chapel for Curtis E. Newsom, 69, of Corsicana, who died Monday in Temple. The Rev. Charles Raymond Dunaway will officiate and burial will be in the Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was a native of Natchez, Miss and had lived in Corsicana for five years, he was a retired carpenter and a member of the Cunningham, Tex. Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Curtis E. Newsom of Corsicana; two sons, Wyman Newsom of Irving and Roland Newsom of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Lill Smith of Garland and Mrs. Wanda Burke of Lewisville; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Roland Newsom, Wyman Newsom, Buddy Donworth, Dee Smith, Ed Davis and Rudolph Holder.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jul 29, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Assumed 1st wife Celestine/Nancy (Bartlett) Newsom 2nd wife Vera (unk) Newsom (Vera shares a marker with him); s/o Jesse Robert Newsom & Lillie Hester (McCormick) Newsom

Therrell Abraham Talley
Sep 15, 1910 - Feb 26, 1975

T. A. Talley

Services were to be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for T. A. Talley, 64, resident of Roane, who died Wednesday in Dallas.

Rev. Gary Colburn and Rev. David Hale were to officiate, with burial following at
Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Norma Talley of Roane; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Marr of Roane; a son , Gary Talley of Roane; five sisters, including Mrs. Willie Scroggins of California and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was a native of Texas, lived in Roane 50 years and was a rancher.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb 28, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Norma Lee (Blackwell) Talley married Jan 3, 1938; s/o Ernest Lee Talley & Arkedelphia "Arkie" (Winters) Talley

Willis Marie (Cooper) Dixon
Dec 15, 1919 - Jan 26, 1975

Secretary dies from gunshot

A Corsicana secretary, Mrs. Willis Marie (Cooper) Dixon, 55, was found dead of a gunshot wound of the head in her home at 1810 West 13the Ave, early Sunday afternoon by a friend, investigating police work.

Justice of the Peace W. H. Tipton returned an inquest of verdict of death due to self-inflicted gunshot wound to the temple.

Investigating Officer Lewis Palos said Mrs. Dixon's body as discovered on a bed with a .32 revolver in her hand Sunday about 1:45 p.m. by a friend, Mrs. Carmen Barton, 1205 West 14th Ave. Mrs. Barton had carried by some food and entered the house, Palos said, when Dixon didn't respond to knocks and calls at the door.

One neighbor reported hearing what could have been a gunshot about 7:30 a.m. Sunday, but thought nothing more about it until she was found. Palos said she had been dead five or six hours when he and Asst. Chief Doug Hightower arrived and called Judge Tipton.

Police verified Monday from sales records that she had purchased the gun Saturday at Gibson's, Palos said.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Claud Holcomb, minister of North Beaton Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in
Resthaven Memorial Park.

A native of Freestone County, she had resided in Corsicana 25 years and had been employed as a secretary at the Texas Employment Commission office in Dallas.

She is survived by her husband, Horace (Bunk) Dixon, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Hampton, Waco; Mrs. Verna Batcha, Mesquite; and Mrs. Floy Ratliff, Denton; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will include Jack Russell, Jr., C. O. Curington, Bruce Robie, Haskell Gray, Johnny Dixon and Thelbert Percival.

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Mrs. Dixon

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Willis Marie Dixon, 55, who died Sunday of gunshot wounds. Claud Holcomb, Church of Christ minister, officiated. Burial was in
Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Thelbert Dixon, Johnny Dixon, Haskell Gray, Bruce Robie, C. O. Curington and Jack Russell, Jr.

Surviving are her husband, three sisters, and several nieces and nephews.

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William Kenneth Parten
Jun 19, 1915 - Jan 20, 1975

Kenneth Parten

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for William K. Parten, 59, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday in Houston.

Rev. Leon Vorpahl and Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate, with burial following at
Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was a native of Howard, Tex., employe of the Corps of Engineers, member of the Baptist Church, and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana, a son, Ken G. Parten of Corsicana, two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Ann Huskey of Houston, Mrs. Virginia Burkhalter of Chatfield; a granddaughter, Stephanie Hall of Houston, and a sister, Mrs. W. B. Vincent of Houston.

Pallbearers include B. B. Cooper, Wayne Burkhalter, Vereen Shaw, Aubrey Valentine, Roy Mills, J. T. Alewine and Milton Helms.

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Nora Lorene (Morris) Bivin-Waites-Burke
Dec 15, 1899 - Nov 4, 1975

Mrs. Burke

Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church Chapel for Mrs. Lorene (Bivin) Burke, 75, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Gene Gardner and Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate with burial following at
Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home. She was a native of Smith County and lived in Corsicana 50 years.

Survivors include her husband J. J. Burk of Corsicana; a son, Caxton Bivin of Lawton, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. Georgia Ruth Guynes of Bay City and Mrs. Gurlie Frazier of Leveland; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two brothers, E. C. Morris of Tyler and G. T. Morris of Viltisea, Iowa.

Pallbearers include D. N. Poarch, C. H. Cobb, A. D. Burleson, Gene Barron, Buck Hamilton and Ira Brazzel.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Nov 5, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William Bivin married Dec 25, 1917 2nd husband unknown Waites 3rd husband Jessie James Burke married Oct 5, 1971; d/o George Thomas Morris & Avie (Clark) Morris

Lillie Minnie Melvina (Gee) Perry-Sanders
Mar. 26, 1902 - May 8, 1975

Mrs. Sanders

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Alfred Sanders, 73, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

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

She was a native of Scotland, Ark., and had lived in Corsicana 16 years.

Survivors include her husband of Corsicana, a son, Carl C. Perry of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Langford of Irving, Mrs. Cynthia Gee of Lewisville and Mrs. Mildred J. Wise of Wichita Falls, 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Brandt of Phoenix, Ariz. and Mrs. Ellie Mae Wilson of Granbury.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., May 9, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Custer Herbert Perry 2nd husband Alfred Earl Sanders; d/o Charles Miles Gee & Nancy Paralee (Bartlett) Sanders

Shirley Dean (Gilliam) Cason-Walker
Aug 1, 1936 - Dec 10, 2016

Shirley Walker Cason, 80, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, in Hillsboro. Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Travis Avenue Baptist Church. Interment: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Shirley was born Aug. 1, 1936, in Navarro County to Edgar Gerome and Mable Vera Rash Gilliam. She was a 1954 graduate of Corsicana High School. She was employed by Bank of America in the downtown Fort Worth branch where she began as a teller and rose to be a loan officer before her retirement in 2000. Shirley was married to Durwood Chrisman Walker for 36 years prior to his death in 2000. She married Joe Cason in 2004 and he died in 2011. Shirley was an active member of Travis Avenue Baptist Church and a member of the PraiSingers Adult Choir. In addition to her parents and her husbands, Durwood Walker and Joe Cason, she was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Joe Gilliam, and sister-in-law, Helen Elizabeth Gilliam. Survivors: Shirley is survived by her family, Lynn, Linda and Russ Walker of Oregon; Jeff, Robbie and Katie Walker of Oregon; Carl, Jody, Jonah and Evan Helmle of New York; Dandy and Debbie Whitener of New Mexico; Bo, Joanna, Jonas and Bella Whitener of California; Eryn, Chloe and Andie Whitener of Texas; Vickie Gilliam of Tennessee; Ricky Gilliam of Texas; Danny, Patty and Abigail Gilliam of Texas; Dustin, Rachel and Aria Daigle of Texas; Kenny and Debbi Hendrix of Texas; Jim Bob and Lisa Plemons of Texas; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Notes:

  • Published in Star-Telegram on Dec 11, 2016
  • 1st husband Joseph Herman Cason buried at Erath Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Stephenville, Texas 2nd husband Durwood Chrisman Walker; d/o Edgar Gerome Gilliam & Mable Vera (Rash) Gilliam

J. K. "Gill" Gilliam
Feb 16, 1942 - Sep 17, 2021

J. K. "Gill" Gilliam, a man devoted to his family and his country, passed away September 17, 2021, at the age of 79.

Gill was born February 16, 1942, in Mazie, Kentucky to Myrtle Mae (Skaggs) and Ulysses Sampson Gilliam. His father worked as a farmer and a mechanic, while his mother took care of the home and their twelve children. Gill was raised in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky with his siblings Lois, Ulysses Jr "Red", Faye, Charlene, Kathy, Carol, and Curtis. As a young boy, he loved to "hunt" with his sling shot and explore the mountains. He used to watch the planes fly overhead, and soon developed a deep passion for aviation, wondering how they worked and where they came from. As a result of that passion Gill enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 18.

Gill proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 32 years. During this time, he earned his Associate's degree in engineering and completed hundreds of hours of college courses in the Navy to further his career. He served as a Flight Engineer on "Hercules" C-130 Recon aircraft and was also a NATOPS Flight Engineer Instructor. He spent 42 months aboard the first Navy nuclear ship, the USS Enterprise as it made its first world cruise. He served in the Vietnam War and the Cuban Crisis. He retired as Senior Chief Petty Officer, and then continued his love of aviation. He inspected, repaired, bought, and sold airplanes and helicopters. A perfectionist, Gill was a hard worker and took great pride in his work.

Gill met the love of his life, Florence (Gill) through mutual friends in Kingsville. They married in Laredo, Texas on December 26, 1966, and were blessed with three children: John, Debra, and Sherry. Being in the military, Gill was deployed a lot and always regretted missing a lot of things when his children were growing up. He was proud though of providing his family the best life possible through service to our country and did whatever he could to make up for the time he spent away.

Gill was an avid gun collector and a collector of all thing's aviation. He loved scouring garage sales, swap meets, and flea markets for things to add to his impressive collection. His home was full of antiques with fun and interesting stories behind each piece. With his true love of family, he always looked forward to reunions with his family in Kentucky. He loved meatloaf, Frito pie, and his daughter Debbie's fried green beans. Gill had a definite sweet tooth, and especially enjoyed his wife's pecan pie, bomb pops, and snack cakes - especially "Giraffes."

A humble and loving man, Gill would do anything to help anyone and never asked anything in return. He was a Christian and a firm believer in Jesus Christ, living out his faith in how he treated others. Compassionate, he could find the good in anyone and encouraged people to follow their dreams. He had strong morals and values that he lived by and believed, "a man is only as good as his word." He will be remembered for his honesty, the kindness he showed to others, his strong work ethic, and the patience and loyalty shown to his family and friends.

Gill leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Florence Gilliam; his son John Gilliam; his daughter Debra Gilliam Stewart and her boyfriend Bubba Johnson; his daughter Sherry Gilliam Beene and her boyfriend Steven Flud; his grandsons Brice Gilliam and Daniel "Bo" O'Neil; his sisters Carol Pennington and her husband Clay and Charlene Hunt and her husband Ed; his brother Curtis Gilliam and his wife Janice; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his grand puppies Prissy, Rowdy, Dixie, Harley, and Hause. He was preceded in death by his parents Ulysses Sampson Gilliam and Myrtle Mae (Skaggs) Gilliam; his brothers Randy Gilliam, twins Daniel Gilliam and Manuel Gilliam, and Ulysses "Red" Gilliam, Jr.; his sisters Mary Gilliam, Lois Holsinger, Myrtle Faye Skaggs, and Kathy Russel; along with his four-legged companion Buster.

To celebrate Gill's life, his family has planned a graveside service on Thursday September 23, 2021, at 1 o'clock in the afternoon at
Resthaven Cemetery in Corsicana, Tx.

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  • US Navy, Vietnam & Cuban Crisis
  • h/o Florence (Gill) Gilliam married Dec 26, 1966; s/o Ulysses Sampson Gilliam & Myrtle Mae (Skaggs) Gilliam

Harold Allen Jones
Mar 14, 1914 - Mar 16, 1975

Harold Jones

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at
Resthaven Memorial Park for Harold A. Jones, 60, Clarksville, who died there Sunday. Masons will be in charge of graveside rites. Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Jones was a native of Corsicana who moved to Clarksville 11 months ago from here where he was in the radio and television service business.

He is survived by his widow of Clarksville and four nephews, Billy Don Atkeisson, Joe K. Atkeisson, Bobby H. Atkession and Michael R. Atkeisson, all of Corsicana.

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Willie Sue (Sharpley) Poarch
Sep 20, 1915 - Jul 31, 1975

Mrs. Poarch

Services are set for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Guy Poarch of Corsicana, 59, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate and burial will be in
Resthaven Memorial Park.

A native of Emhouse, Mrs. Poarch lived in Corsicana for 35 years. She was employed by Beall's Department Store.

She is survived by her husband, Guy Poarch of Corsicana; two sons, Guy Neal Poarch of Monroe, La., and Joseph David Poarch of Carrollton; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Ellen Cooper of Corsicana; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Sharpley of Corsicana; four brothers, the Rev. Dan Sharpley of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Loyd Sharpley of Mokelumne Hill, Calif., Bill Sharpley of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Era Thompson of Alpine, Mrs. Ruth Prichard of Canyon, and Mrs. Bettie Knighton of Longview; five grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Poarch

Services were held this morning for Mrs. Guy Poarch, 59, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. A native of Emhouse, Mrs. Poarch was buried in
Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers were David Lee, Frank Marks, Ned Polk, Jim Stephenson, Hoyt Moore and Alton Thomas.

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Coleman Brown Parish
Oct 26, 1916 - May 1975

C. B. Parish

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Coleman B. Parish, 58, resident of Albuquerque, N. M. who died in Albuquerque.

Rev. Jack Riley will officiate, and burial will be at
Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was a former resident of Corsicana, resident of Albuquerque 21 years, and was an accountant.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Daisy Parish; a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Niece of Dallas; a granddaughter, Mary Jane Niece of Dallas; and a sister, Mrs. Robert Baumgarten of Houston.

Pallbearers include S. F. Coker, Claude Hervey, Will Hashop, Chester Sprinkle, Dale Coker and Richard Franklin.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., May 8, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Daisy Bell (Steele) Parish; s/o Hosie/Hosea Frederick Parish & Hallie Elizabeth (Brown) Parish buried Kosse Cemetery, Kosse, Tx.

Archibald Dennis "Arch" Nelson
Jul 17, 1903 - Jun 16, 1975

Arch Nelson

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Arch Nelson, 72, resident of Malakoff, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital. Burial will be in
Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was a native of Mount Ida, Ark., former resident of Clovis, N.M., and had lived in Malakoff six years.

He was also a retired farmer, rancher, and served in the Sea Bees during World War II.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Elsie Nelson of Malakoff; a brother, John S. Nelson of Placerville, Calif., three sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Graves of Lawton, Okla., Mrs. Virginia Rose of San Jancinto, Calif., and Mrs. Adel Frye of Montgomery, Ala.; and two nephews, Harold Morris of Duncan , Okla., and Dr. J. S. D. Nelson of Raleigh, N.C.

Masons will be pallbearers.

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Arch Nelson

Services were to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Arch Nelson, 72, resident of Malakoff, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Wesley Howard was to officiate, with burial following at
Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his widow, a brother, three sisters, and two nephews.

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Jean Ann (Brown) Ickles
May 16, 1955 - Dec 11, 2020

Jean Ann Ickles, 65, passed away on December 11, 2020 in Port Arthur.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 15, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Rudy Elizondo of Well of Hope in Bridge City. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 16, at
Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana, Texas. Officiating will be Reverend Tony Stephens.

Visitation will be held prior to the service at 9:00 a.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Kerrville, Texas, on May 16, 1955, she was the daughter of Billy Gene Brown and Nora (Bridges) Brown. Jean was a faithful member of Well of Hope in Bridge City. She adored her family and loved taking care of everyone that was in need. Jean loved her fur babies and was such a gentle soul. She was a loving daughter, mother, sister, and friend and will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Billy Brown; mother and stepfather, Nora and Robert Kenyon; and son, Donald Robert Ickles.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Overton Ickles; son, Billy Ray Brown; grandson, Blane Brown of Bridge City and his mother, Jessica Thomas; brother, Ricky Brown and wife Tracy of Corsicana; brother-in-law, Dan Ickles and wife Pat of Spring; and numerous cousins and extended family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Well of Hope at 120 Bland Dr., Bridge City, Texas 77611.

Notes:

  • Claybar Funeral Home, Orange, TX
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Donald Overton Ickles; d/o Billy Gene Brown & Nora Ann (Bridges) Brown-Kenyon

Donald Overton Ickles
Oct 1, 1942 - Nov 3, 2021

Donald Overton Ickles, 79, of Bridge City, passed away on November 3, 2021, in Port Arthur.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at
Resthaven Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas. Officiating will be Pastor Charky Marquis. Burial will follow.

Born in Beaumont, Texas, on October 1, 1942, he was the son of John Edward Ickles, Sr. and Helen (Kirk) Ickles. Donald served bravely in the United States Navy. He retired as mechanic from DuPont Sabine River Works and was a member of the Fire Brigade at DuPont. Donald was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed making his way to hunt any chance he got. He loved playing pool and was a talented woodworker. Donald will be deeply missed by all those he met during his walk of life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Helen Ickles; loving wife of 43 years, Jean Ickles; and son, Donald Robert Ickles

He is survived by his son, Billy Ray Brown and his special friend, Jessica Thomas; grandchild, Blaine Brown; and brother, Dan Ickles and wife Pat.

Notes:

  • Claybar Funeral Home, Orange, TX
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Jean Ann (Brown) Ickles; s/o John Edward Ickles, Sr. & Helen (Kirk) Ickles

Donald Robert Ickles
Apr 9, 1979 - Nov 10, 2020

Donald Robert Ickles, 41, of Orange, Texas, passed away on November 10, 2020, at his home.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Rudy Elizonda of Well of Hope Christian Fellowship Church in Bridge City. A graveside service will follow at
Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana, Texas at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 15, 2020.

Visitation will begin prior to the service at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Jefferson County, Texas, on April 9, 1979, he was the son of Donald Overton Ickles and Jean Ann (Brown) Ickles. Donald had a golden spirit and a pure soul. He never met a stranger and loved being around people. Donald was a sweet and loving man through and through and will be deeply missed by all those who met him.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

He is survived by his parents, Donald and Jean Ann Ickles; brother, Billy Ray Brown; nephew, Blane Brown of Bridge City and his mother Jessica Thomas; uncles, Ricky Brown and wife Tracy of Corsicana, and Dan Ickles and wife Pat of Spring; along with numerous other cousins and extended family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Well of Hope Christian Fellowship Church at 120 Bland Dr. Bridge City, Texas 77611.

Notes:

  • Claybar Funeral Home, Orange, TX
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Donald Overton Ickles & Jean Ann (Brown) Ickles

Jannette Louise "Jann" (Fain) Wasson
Mar 16, 1936 - Apr 4, 2023

Jannette Louise Wasson went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, after she was able to say her goodbyes to family the day before. She was 87.

Jann was born on March 16,1936 in Lone Oak, Texas. Her parents were Dr. Guy B. and Ona Fain. She attended Dallas Sunset High School, where she was a member of the Sunset Bisonnette Drill Team and graduated in 1954. After graduating, Jann went to work at First National Bank in Dallas. While working at the bank, she enjoyed playing on the basketball team. While playing one night, she met Homer Gene, who was a referee. He called a foul on her and after the game he somehow got her phone number.

Jann and Homer Gene were married in 1955 and were blessed with 3 children. Jann worked as a bank teller until retirement.

Jann was a devout Christian, devoted wife, and an extremely loving mother and Mee Ma. She loved to cook, iron, clean house, and watch her kids and grandkids participate in sports, dance, drill team, choir
and theater. Whatever they did made her happy and she worked hard to be the first one in the stands, ready to cheer. She loved God, family and friends. She enjoyed her coffee and conversations with good
friends, preparing big meals, hosting all the nieces and nephews for Prairie Point Cemetery weekend, hosting showers and teaching Sunday School at Kerens Church of Christ.
Jann was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Homer Gene Wasson; parents Guy and Ona Fain; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law Homer and Alta Wasson; brother Burton Fain and wife Francis; brother-in-law Billy Kidd; sister-in-law Marilyn Stubbs and husband Clayton; and granddaughter Chasidie Ann Wasson.

She leaves behind a loving family; son Hal Wasson and wife Sallie; daughter Sonda Baker and husband Henry; son Tim Wasson; grandchildren Blake Baker and wife Brandy; Hailey Brooks and husband C.T.; Chase Wasson and wife Shay; Chelsie Thomas and husband Jon; Hunter Wasson; and Hogan Wasson. Great-grandchildren Tripp and Emery Baker; Tristin and Brison Brooks; Weston Rich; Cal, Cash (& soon to be Cora) Wasson; Twin Sister Annette Kidd; Brother-in-law Jerry Wasson and wife Donna. She will be greatly missed by all. Just can't replace the absence of our "Mother". In her last few days ofsuffering, she had Jesus, she had Joy!

Visitation will be held at 10:00 am at Kerens Church of Christ, followed by a celebration of life at 11:00 am on Friday, April 7, 2023. Jimmy Glenn will officiate. Interment to follow in the Prairie Point Cemetery. Pallbearers are Blake Baker, Chase Wasson, Hunter Wasson, Hogan Wasson, C.T. Brooks, Jon Thomas and Tripp Baker.

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Sandra Kay (Garner) Thomas
Dec 14, 1949 - Jan 10, 2023

"Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life." -Lisa Weed A wonderful mother and grandmother, Sandra Kay Thomas, 73, of Corsicana passed away January 10, 2023 at her residence.
Sandra was born December 14, 1949 to Elmer Allen Garner and Kathlene Mylene (Lewis) Garner in Corsicana. Growing up on a farm with her sister Margaret Ann Moore, Sandra had a dog named Collie that she loved. She enjoyed doing farm chores with her dad, and learned how to sew and bake with her mom. She loved to read and graduated from Blooming Grove High School.
Sandra met her husband Van Thomas on a blind date. The two were married on Sandra's family farm on January 1, 1966. She loved their daughter Melissa unconditionally and was so happy when her grandchildren and great grandchildren were born. Her family and dogs were the most important things in her life, and she made sure they knew it. She never missed a chance to say, "I love you," and was the greatest Nanster ever!
Sandra made bathtubs for a living. It was good, honest work, and she made many lifelong friends through work. In her free time, she enjoyed sewing, baking, reading, and loving on her dogs. She especially loved to travel, and cruises were her favorite. She was always willing to go anywhere and try anything. Any gathering that involved her family was fun for her. She enjoyed a good dinner of steak and baked potato.

Sandra was a force of nature. Very loyal to her family and friends, she could be fierce and intimidating. With her take no prisoners attitude, her attitude was to stand up for what you believe in and don't be a doormat. People will remember her personality and how much she loved them. She was a member of Mildred Baptist Church.
Sandra is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Melissa and Kevin Malcolm; her grandchildren Anna Worley, Wyatt Fitzgerald, Rachel De Geus, Cheyenne and husband Jonathan Jock, Jennafer and husband Bryan Sellers, Dakatoa and husband Joey Divin; and eight great-grandchildren.

To honor Sandra's life, there will be a visitation Monday, January 16, 2023 from 6-8pm in the Magnolia Chapel at Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Jane (Howell) Paul
Jan 16, 1941 - Jan. 4, 2023

Mary Jane Paul of Corsicana, TX, passed away on January 4, 2023, after a brief illness. She was 81.
Mary was born on January 16, 1941, to James Kindrick and Cleo Beatrice Howell in Quinlan, TX. She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1958.
In 1958 she married Gerald Atkeisson. They had one son, Michael Lynn Atkeisson, in 1963. After a divorce from Gerald, she married Raymond Paul in 1965. In 1967, she and Raymond had one son, Kelly Ray Paul, and they later divorced.
Mary was a mother and a homemaker, but also worked as a bank teller for City National Bank, and as a bookkeeper for both the Tomball and Lancaster ISDs. Her last job was with HEB in Corsicana, from which she retired in the early 2000's.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her son Michael, and her sister Betty Janet Hicks. She is survived by her son Kelly and her grandson Cameron Alex Paul, along with several siblings; her sisters Barbara Joyce Murphy of Waco and Linda Frances Wear of Pflugerville; three brothers Kenneth Truman Howell of Corsicana, Raymond Glen Howell of Waxahachie, and James Bryan Howell of Waxahachie; as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
Mary will be remembered as a kind and generous person who helped anyone she could. She loved her family, her church, the Memorial Baptist Church of Corsicana, her Lord, flowers, and animals. Even in her later years she faithfully fed squirrels and birds and any other animal she came across. Squirrels would meet her at her door every morning, and birds flocked around her front yard. She almost always had a dog, and those dogs were cuddled affectionately and treated like royalty. Everyone who knew Mary recognized her deep love for nature and her compassion for anyone in need. She was always self-deprecating, though, and never knew just how much her friends and family treasured her. There will be an empty place in many hearts that only Mary could fill, and she will be missed greatly. She is with Jesus now, and He is holding her in his arms reassuring her that she is loved.
A memorial service for Mary will be held in the Corsicana area in the coming months, details of which will be shared when determined. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Humane Society or any local animal shelter in recognition of her lifelong love of and compassion for unfortunate animals.

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Florentino Campoz
Jun 3, 1969 - Dec 29, 2022

Sadly, our family announces the passing of our beloved Florentino Campoz, 53, on December 29, 2022, at his home in Corsicana, Texas. His memory will be cherished by those who knew and loved him.

Florentino Campoz was born on June 3, 1969, in Corsicana, Texas, to the son of Apolonio and Francesca Campoz. He was immersed into a loving family of his three children, Alex (Ida), Emilio (Korbin), Daisy (Mario), and nine grandchildren. Florentino was a family-oriented man that always put his family above all. As a kid, he was always a rascal that enjoyed playing cowboys and Indians. He spent his quality time fishing, cooking out, listening to his favorite corridos, and most of all playing with his grandchildren. He was perceived as an outgoing, outspoken, thoughtful, and loving individual. Although at times he was stubborn, he always pushed forward in life. Florentino spent his last weeks working for the Salvation Army raising funds and giving back to the community. He was fortunate enough to spend his last Christmas Eve.
It was a memorable one surrounded by a few of his loved ones. It is impossible to forget a man who was filled with pride and undoubtedly had a smile that could put people at ease. His family and friends will cherish him forever. Family will be receiving friends on Friday, January 6, 2023 at Corley Funeral Home in the Magnolia Chapel from 5 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

As Florentino would always say �go with the Flo.�

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Marcus Leon "Marc" Carney
Aug 2, 1954 - Dec 14, 2022

"Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted." - David Bly A straight-shooting critical thinker with an incredible work ethic, Marcus "Marc" Leon Carney passed away December 14, 2022, at the age of 68.
Marc was born August 2, 1954, at Navarro County Memorial Hospital to Katie Jo Schroeder. His mother worked at AT&T for 34 years, while his father who raised him, Marvin Potter, was an electrician. Growing up in Emhouse with his brothers Michael, Tim, and Rusty, there were lots of stories where the four brothers were involved, usually with at least one of them being in trouble. He graduated from Corsicana High School.
Marc was an incredibly hard worker. He worked at AT&T for 50 years.
Everyone loved Marc, and through the years he proved himself to be a valuable part of the engineering team at AT&T. He held many different titles, including access of construction and engineering, area manager of construction and engineering, area manager of engineering, area manager OSP planning and engineering, area manager of engineering design, and manager of engineering design/ Lec. He took great pride in his work, and of his critical thinking abilities. Even in his last days, he continued to prove what a brilliant mind he had. His work ethic was impeccable. When he was not working, Marc enjoyed his lifelong passion of fishing and a good meal of Mexican food. While possessions were never important to Marc, he loved a great pair of boots.

Father to children Kacee, Michael, and Ashlee, Marc loved his children and grandchildren very much. A straight shooter, he gave tough love, but nevertheless a priceless love. He enjoyed spending time with them at Thanksgiving. It was always a time full of amazing food, family, laughter, and dominos.
Marc leaves behind his daughter and son-in-law Kacee and Charles Green of Belton; his son and daughter-in-law Michael and Audrey Carney of Woodway; his daughter and son-in-law Ashlee and Samuel Duncan of Woodway; his brother and sister-in-law Tim and Karen Carney of Kemp; his brother Rusty Potter of Emhouse; his grandchildren Beau Green, Grace Green, Dominic Carney, Sophia Carney, Anna Carney, Brinlee Duncan, and Grayson Duncan; his great grandchild Sage Green; and many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is reunited with his brother Michael Carney.
In order to honor Marc's life, there will be a time for friends and family to gather at Corley Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 from 5-7 PM.

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Bryan Edward Merritt
Aug 1, 1967 - Nov 3, 2021

Bryan Merritt was born August 1st, 1967. He passed away peacefully on November 3rd, 2021 after a long fight with diabetes.

He was the son of Frank Merritt, Betty Merritt (who proceeded him to heaven), and Sue Merritt. He had two brothers Robert Merritt, and wife Rhonda Merritt, Greg Merritt, and wife Laurel Merritt which he was incredibly close to and cared for deeply.

Bryan graduated Duncanville High School in 1985.

Bryan was known by all as a goof ball, an entertainer, and an incredibly caring man. He loved the Lord, poker, and his friends and family.

He was a strong and successful business man. He served in the Navy, became the #2 salesman at ADT, and went on to build the company PowerMax Energy which came to be his legacy and one of his biggest passions. His other largest passions were his wife Wendy Merritt, his daughters Amanda Svaleson, and husband Jonathan Svaleson, Chelsea York, and husband James York, and his three grandchildren Emery Ivey, Andria Svaleson, and Shawn Ivey.

Bryan left behind numerous wonderful and caring cousins uncles and aunts.

Bryan believed that his family should call him "Cool Daddy-O".

He will be missed by all who loved and cared about him.

Bryan would immensely appreciate any donations made in his honor to the American Diabetes Association.

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Loyd Preston Davis
Nov 13, 1916 - Jul 3, 1975

Loyd P. Davis

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Loyd P. Davis, 58, resident of Richland, who died Thursday morning in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Temple.

Rev. Walter Goodnight will officiate and burial in theRichland Cemetery.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richland, and was a mechanic for Tom White Chevrolet here.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruby Davis, of Richland; two sisters, Mrs. Louis Goble and Miss Helen Davis, both of Buchanan Dam, Texas; and a number of nieces and nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Rube Griffin, Duren Norris, Wendell Putman, Herschel Minatra, Charles Moore, Don Journey, Des Green and Warren Townley.

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Ella (Owens) Orand
Sep 29, 1891 - May 23, 1975

Mrs. Orand

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ella Orand, 83, resident of Midland who died Friday. Burial will be inRichland. She was a native of Navarro County.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Howard Tullos and Mrs. Blanche Plunkett of Midland; two grandchildren, and a brother, Elbert Owens of Wortham.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Lee Samuel Summa
Aug 3, 1911 - Jan 1, 1975

Lee Summa

Services were to be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Lee Summa, 63, resident of Waco, who died Thursday in Waco.

Rev. Dale Rider was to officiate, with burial following at Richland Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Donald R. Liebel of Lancaster and Mrs. John R. Harden of Dallas; six sisters, including Mrs. Guy Keith of Corsicana; his mother, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a brother,

Pallbearers include Randal Streetman, David Summa, Rickey Hardy, Bennie Livhart, Dan Liebel, and Chan Harden.

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Mary J. (Blood) Williams
Feb 6, 1886 - Aug 1975

Mrs. Williams

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Methodist Church in Richland for Mrs. D. S. Williams, 89, resident of Gallup, N.M., who died Wednesday in Gallup. Rev. Dale Rider will officiate, and burial will be at Richland Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, both of Richland, Mrs. E. S. Allen and Mrs. Alice Hammond; a brother, Ernest R. Blood of Alto, N.M. and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

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Arthur Cleveland Sanders
Feb 11, 1888 - May 14, 1962

A. C. Sanders Rites Tuesday

DAWSON, May 14 (Spl.)�Funeral services for A. C. Sanders, 74, local farmer-rancher, who died in a Waco hospital Monday, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery. He was a Methodist.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Lindsey, pastor, and assisted by Rev. W. L. Milner.

Surviving are his wife, Dawson; a son, William T. Sanders, Dawson; three daughters, Mrs. Frances Johnson, Dallas; Mrs. Mary Nell Davis, Dawson; and Mrs. Arlene Linch, Waco; three brothers, Sam Sanders, Mineola; Jim Sanders, Sulphur Springs, and Pres Sanders, Alba, and eight grandchildren.

Eubanks directed.

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Joseph Britton "Joe" Lawrence, Sr.
Nov 20, 1879 - Oct 22, 1961

Joe Lawrence Services Held Dawson Monday

DAWSON, Oct. 23 (Spl.)�Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday from the Methodist Church here for Joe B. Lawrence. A retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Dawson. Lawrence died at his home here Sunday at the age of 81.

Burial was in the Dawson cemetery, following services at which Rev. Robert Sanders, Methodist Church pastor, officiated.

Surviving are four daughters; Mrs. Madie Hale, Mrs. Blanche Nesmith and Helen Lawrence, all of Dawson, and Mrs. Nannie Bob Bruce, Houston; four sons, Windol Lawrence and Joe Lawrence, Jr., Precinct 3 Commissioner, both of Dawson; B. C. Lawrence of Lubbock and J. M. Lawrence, all of Dawson; two sisters, Mrs. Susan Graves and Mrs. Carrie Baker, both of Dawson and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

The offices of Kenneth Douglas, county judge, and J. D. George, county offices, closed at noon Monday.

Eubanks Funeral Home directed.

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Bobby Lynn "Bob" Lawrence
Nov 15, 1930 - Oct 20, 2006

Bobby Lynn "Bob" Lawrence,75, of Dawson, passed away on October 20, 2006, in Dawson, after a two-year battle with cancer. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 24, at Dawson Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. in the Family Life Center of the First Baptist Church of Dawson. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard, Texas.

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  • Waco Tribune-Herald � Oct 22, 2006
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • US Air Force
  • 1st wife Alice (Murphy) Lawrence 2nd wife Mary Yvonne (Irvin) Lawrence; s/o William Joseph Lawrence & Golden Ruth (Sawyer) Lawrence

Phillip Benjamin Russo
May 11, 1940 - Feb 24, 2023

Phillip Benjamin Russo passed away in peace on February 24, 2023 at the age of 82. He was born on May 11, 1940 in Houston, Texas to parents, Angelo A. Russo, Sr. and Madeline Russo.

Phillip married Cherrie Lavelle Russo on June 10, 1974 in Dresden, where both were members of the Dresden United Methodist Church. Cherrie passed on February 26, 2018. They were married for almost 50 years.

Phillip is survived by his mother, Madeline E. Russo; children, Nick Russo and Angela Bowers; grandchildren: Luc Anthony Russo, Chase Bowers, Sophie Bowers, and Kirby Bowers; sisters: Carolyn Grizzaffi and Paulette Bernhagen and her husband Patrick; brother, Angelo Pete Russo and his wife Pat; his beloved dog, Beanie; as well as other family members and friends.

He was preceded into Heaven by his father, Angelo A. Russo, Sr., brother, Ronnie Russo, and sister, Mary Campise.

Phillip was a supporter of his Church Home, Corsicana Animal Shelter and the Dresden Cemetery.

Phillip was known for being a loving husband with a large heart and fighting spirit. He spent the last 10 years in Blooming Grove as caregiver for his mother- in- law, Maudie Mae Blake and for his wife, Cherrie, who had become bed ridden. He did all the cooking and cleaning. Little did we know, Phillip himself had kidney problems. He never complained.

Phillip went to Mt. Carmel for High School and Texas A&M University for a year. He got into Sales with a great career and eventually became a Journeyman in Plumbing. I remember when Hurricane Alicia was here Phillip lived with me temporary and repaired all my plumbing. Then all my neighbors. Labor free.

Phillip also enjoyed spending time outdoors while in Corsicana, Texas. He had many acres and did all the lawn work. He and Cherrie would love driving the lawnmower. He loved staying busy and working with his hands. He would never sit still. His neighbors all loved him like family.

Phillip would always make you laugh. He was a pleasure to be around. He loved to bowl, play pool and play cards. He also loved lottery scratch offs; he played weekly. He also was lucky and won a lot. My biggest memory of Phillip is that he was the most dedicated Dallas Cowboy fan. He watched every game on TV that he could. When Phillip passed, he had on his Dallas Cowboy cap.

After Cherrie passed, Phillip moved to Houston and lived in an apartment at Brookdale. He had a lot of friends at Brookdale. When we would visit most of the women would tell us "I want to marry him". He was voted King for Valentine's Day. Friends that moved from Brookdale kept in touch. The workers at Brookdale kept him company and every week they would hold a meeting and have donuts. They always invited Phillip knowing how much he loved donuts. He always took a personal interest.

Phillip will be missed by all his family and friends. In the last 5 years with him living in Houston we became very close. Sometimes Patrick would go with Phillip to play bingo and go to Happy Hour at Brookdale. Phillip loved going places, especially with his family.

We never heard him complain, cuss or be anything but be a delight. He was always cheerful. Whenever we would help him, he would look straight into your eyes and always say thank you. We would say no need for thanks and he would say thank you again. Brookdale where he lived the last 5 years plus always told me how Phillip would joke around and make everyone smile/laugh. He kept pictures of his family on the windowsill, on the walls and in frames. He was always looking at his pictures on his Alexa.

Phillip had a big heart and will be added to our list of Angels. May our Bro, Phillip rest in peace.

Thank you to all the Doctors and Nurses for all your help. Thank you, Family and Friends, for your prayers. We love all of you and appreciate your prayers and you thinking of us.

Don't think of him as gone away, His journeys just begun. Just think of him as living in our hearts.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research. Donate by phone at 800 822-6344 or mail to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P. O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Services will be for the immediate family. Phillip will be laid to rest at Dresden Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Texas 76626 beside his wife, Cherrie.

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David McCandless "Mack" Lawrence
Aug 28, 1880 - Apr 8, 1947

Mack Lawrence Rites Thursday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mack Lawrence, about 67, native of Dawson, who died Tuesday at his home in Dawson, were held Thursday afternoon at Dawson.

Lawrence was well-known at Dawson and formerly served as constable of that precinct and once was superintendent of the Navarro county farm for several years.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson, two sons and a number of other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr. 10, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Jimmie Younger (French) Lawrence s/o William Joseph "Billy" Lawrence and Emily Virginia "Emma" (Dawson) Lawrence

Felix Ray Lawrence
May 17, 1924 - Mar 19, 1972

F. R. Lawrence

DAWSON-Felix Ray Lawrence, 47, a lifetime resident of Dawson, died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.

Services were to be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church here with the Rev. Kenneth Williams officiating. Burial was to be in Dawson Cemetery under the direction of Eubanks Funeral Home.

Survivors include his father, W. V. Lawrence of Dawson; three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Sawyer of Dawson, Mrs. Cherry Armentrout of Azle, and Mrs. Doris Jennings of Austin; three brothers, Maurice Lawrence of Fort Worth, Jack Lawrence of Austin, and David Lawrence of Goldthwaite.

Pallbearers were to be Harvey Spencer, Waymon Lawrence, Joe Lawrence, Jr., Don Holloday, Roy Nesmith and Carl Sullins.

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Johnnie Martin Lawrence
May 23, 1910 - Sep 21, 1977

Mr. Lawrence

DAWSON�Services for Johnnie Martin Lawrence, 67, who died Wednesday night in Austin, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church here. The Rev. Tommy Grazier and the Rev. Joe Brumbelow will officiate, with burial in Dawson Cemetery.

Lawrence was a Dawson native and had lived in Austin for the past 18 years. He was a retired employe of Sears.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lyle Lawrence of Austin; a son, Joe Donald Lawrence of Austin; a daughter-in-law, Jo Rene Lawrence of Austin; two granddaughters; four sisters, Mrs. Madie Hale, Mrs. Blanch Nesmith, Helen Lawrence, and Nanny Bob Bruce, all of Dawson; three brothers, Windol Lawrence, B. C. Lawrence, and Joe Lawrence, Jr., all of Dawson.

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Preston Kelly Cook
Jul 9, 1924 - Apr 25, 2016

Preston Kelly Cook, 91, of Temple, passed away on April 25, 2016. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home in Temple, Texas. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m., Friday, April 29, 2016, at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bellwood Memorial Park.

Born to the late Alvah Raymond and Pearl Kelly Cook, Kelly and his five siblings grew up on a farm outside of Corsicana, Texas. Kelly was the Valedictorian of the graduating Class of 1941 from Mildred High School. He went on to graduate with a degree in Agriculture Engineering from Texas A&M University.

He was a member of the Class of 1945 but graduated in 1949 after serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. During his time in the Army, he met his future wife, Francis Adele Johnson. They were wed on December 15, 1946, and resided in married student housing while he finished his degree.

Kelly worked for the Soil Conservation Service as an engineer for 35 years before "retiring" and continuing to work another 27 years for his son's appraisal company.

Kelly and Adele loved bowling, travelling with friends (having visited all 48 continental states together), Aggie football, and spending time with their family. Kelly was a proud member of the 12th Man Foundation having attended hundreds of Aggie Football, Basketball, Women's Basketball and Baseball games in College Station. He was also a life-long Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys fan.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Francis Adele; and brothers, Glenn J. Cook and Raymond Wendell Cook.

Kelly is survived by his son, John Cook and wife, Earlene; granddaughter, Kelli Elizondo and husband, Luis; grandson, Clayton Cook; great-grandsons, Lucas and Francisco Elizondo; brothers, Edward "Bunny" Cook, and Sid Cook and wife, Annick; sister, Alvah "Cookie" Montgomery; other relatives and many friends. Y21
 

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Jesse Collin "John" Cook, Jr.
Jun 18, 1920 - Jun 12, 2013

Jesse Collin (John) Cook Jr. was born June 18, 1920 in Corsicana, Texas to Jesse Collin Cook, Sr. and wife, Norma Tressa Matthews. He passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at the Olin E. Teague Veterans Center in Temple.

He grew up in Corsicana and Athens, Texas where he graduated from high school in 1938. He married Pearl Estell (Peggy) Gordon on March 22, 1942 at Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church in Corsicana, Texas.

The day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was accepted into the Army Air Corps where he served for almost four years. He attended Army Air Corps Technical School at Sheppard Field, TX and was a member of the 465th Bomber Squadron, Harding Field, Baton Rouge, LA.

Mr. Cook was a surveyor & draftsman for the Southern Pacific Railroad in El Paso for four years. In 1952, he was hired by the Santa Fe Railroad and moved to Temple. He retired as General Foreman of Bridge & Building Service of the Southern Division after 31 years of service.

He was a member of the of the Temple Elks Lodge, Disabled American Veterans, a volunteer with CTLC ( Church Touching Lives for Christ), United Methodist Men, a Board Trustee @ 7th Street United Methodist Church, and member of the grounds crew for Oak Park. He loved working in his yard, wood working and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Pearl Estell Cook, three daughter: Peggy Dillard (Richard) of Belton, Alice Garcia (Ted) and Sally Vaughan of Temple. He has eight grandchildren: DeAnna Dillard Powers (Mark) of Lewis-ville, Richard Dillard Jr. of Dumas, and Chad Dillard of Belton, Gabe Garcia (Elissa) of Temple, Eric Garcia of Memphis, TN, Trenton Vaughan (Ashley) of Temple, Tyson Vaughan (Julie Tuck) of Arlington, Teysha Vaughan (Dustin Jasper) of Temple, ten great-grandchildren: Ashley Powers (Mike Metzler) of Carrollton, Haley Powers Elrod (Peyton) of Lewisville, Joshua and Garrett Powers of Lewisville, Hunter Dillard of White Oak, Julia and Gabby Garcia of Temple, Brodie Vaughan of Arlington, Ross, Ryon and Eli Vaughan of Temple and Charles Lankford also of Temple. He also had one great-great granddaughter, Emma Lauren Power of Carrollton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Ann McPhaill, brother, Talmadge Cook and infant daughter, Cathy Jane Cook.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mr. Cook's six grandsons: Richard Dillard, Jr., Chad Dillard, Gabe Garcia, Eric Garcia, Trenton Vaughan, and Tyson Vaughan.

The Cook family will receive guests for a time of visitation on Friday, June 14, 2013 from 5-7 PM at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Temple. Funeral services will be on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Temple.

Burial will follow in Bellwood Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Homer Fred Conant
Apr 20, 1924 - Jun 24, 2013

 

MSG Homer Fred Conant, U.S. Army, ret. passed away Monday, June 24, 2013.

He was born April 20, 1924 in Angus, Texas to Fred C. and Ethel Cates Conant. He married Edna Mae Fluker on February 3, 1947 in Corsicana.

Homer was a member of the Gonzales First Baptist Church. Homer Conant was inducted into the United States Army on the 21st of November 1942. He served overseas during WWII and the Korean War. Early in the Korean War, he was listed as Missing in Action as he fought his way out from behind enemy lines, injured from battle and fighting to stay alive.

He had been stationed overseas in Japan and Pakistan just to name a few and had received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart along with many other medals, badges, commendations, citations and campaign ribbons.

MSG Conant played a large role in testing and developing missile weaponry through White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. He admirably kept the Army motto "This We'll Defend" close to his heart and on the 30th day of June 1970 MSG Homer F. Conant was honorably discharged from his beloved Army having given over 26 years of his life to service for his country.

Upon retirement he went to work for GVEC as the Credit Manager and remained there for 16 years. Homer was a strict, all business father, but fair, tender and loving at the same time. He was a good Christian man and shared his faith with his loved ones. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and built a cabin in the mountains of New Mexico, doing all the wiring, plumbing and construction himself, with the occasional assistance of his sons, Jim and Vincent and grandson, Jim, Jr.

He was a perfectionist and he built most of the cabin's furnishings himself as well. All the while, Homer and Edna were building the cabin, they camped in a tent, never being a hardship because they were together and life was good. Edna enjoyed painting pictures and Homer built all her frames. He was always kind and sweet to Edna. They enjoyed traveling together and spending summers in their cabin in New Mexico.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Edna Mae Conant of Gonzales, daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Charles Mosier of Denton, sons and daughters-in-law, James, Sr, and Charlene Conant of Woodridge, IL, Vincent and Karen Conant of Lockhart, and Timothy and Suzie Conant of Odessa, grandchildren, Jim Conant, Jr., Lisa Conant, Corey Conant, Chauncey Conant, Elizabeth Conant, Darrell Miller and Debbie Epps, 3 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Ivy Ray Conant, Billy T. Conant, F.C. Conant and his son, Gregory Conant who died serving his country in Vietnam.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 27 at the Seydler-Hill Funeral Home with Dr. Chris Irving officiating. Interment with full military honors were followed in Gonzales Memorial Park. Pallbearers include James Conant, Sr., Vincent Conant, Tim Conant, Bruce DuBose, Bobby O'Neal and Corey Conant. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Gonzales County Veterans Memorial, 562 CR 238, Gonzales, Texas 78629. Services were under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.

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Edna Mae (Fluker) Conant
Mar 16, 1925 - May 1, 2018

Edna Mae Conant, 93, passed away on Tuesday, May 1. She was born on March 16, 1925 in Hester, near Corsicana, Texas where she grew up. Her parents were Finis and Rena Sheets Fluker.

The eldest of 10 children, Edna learned her responsibility early in life by helping care for her seven sisters and two brothers. In 1942, Edna got married at the age of seventeen and had two children, Lynda and Jim. She struggled to care for them while her husband was away in the Navy. She went on to attend telegraph school in 1945.

Edna then married Homer Fred Conant in 1947, who just re-enlisted in the Army for the second time after serving in World War II. Shortly after her third child Gregory was born, Fred would leave for Japan where he would be reassigned to Yokahoma in January of 1949. Edna stayed back for six months in Corsicana with her three children as they waited eagerly to travel by ship and join Fred. They spent three years in Japan, where Edna volunteered for the Red Cross and took care of her children. They took pleasure in doing things as a family, like going on hikes through the woods to an all-time favorite spot that overlooked the Pacific Ocean.

In 1950, Fred was sent to defend South Korea from the Communist invasion from North Korea. Edna soon was notified that Fred was missing in action. She did not once give up hope, and refused to return to the U.S. without him. Fred finally found his way to safety, leading the way for two other unexperienced soldiers. Their battalion and platoon were all killed and they were left without food or ammunition. The three men were required to hide out in the woods and survive on only what they could scavenge to eat.

Edna and the children would later attend a parade and ceremony for Fred, where he was awarded the bronze star and many other medals for his bravery and leadership. In 1952, the family returned to Ft. Sam in San Antonio where they lived for a couple of years until they relocated to Karachi Pakistan in 1955. Edna followed Fred several months later with four children, one of which was an infant. Fred served in a special undercover assignment at the American Embassy.

Edna had to quickly grasp the knowledge of formal affairs and proper etiquette, where she learned from books and the American women who had arrived before her. Together, Fred and Edna attended formal parties and functions at the Embassy. In this unique circumstance, there was no division based on rank or status regarding functions at the Embassy. Living in a primitive culture was quite an adjustment for the family, but the small American community provided the necessary moral support and cohesiveness.

Edna learned many things like how to bake bread and order enough supplies from out of the country to last for months. The family would make many adventurous trips, by jeep, to the Arabian sea and enjoy taking in the sights and sailing. The first year they were in Karachi, they suffered a real tragedy, nearly losing one of their sons from an assault by a Pakistani man. Again Edna was faced with a tough decision and wanted to keep her family together, so she decided not to return to the U.S. with the children.

Military ties run deep in the Conant family. Edna's son, Jim, had joined the Navy. Later, Greg joined the Army and she also had a son-in-law in the Air Force. They all served in the Vietnam War, and Gregory paid the ultimate price in February of 1968, making Edna a Gold Star Mother. Fred retired three years later to Gonzales, Texas.

Fred and Edna found an interest in camping at Willow Creek in New Mexico. Fred built a cabin, furniture and fished with sons Vince and Tim, while Edna spent time keeping up the camp, reading and writing. This became their special place. They vacationed there every year until 2009, when Fred had an aneurysm in his brain, declining his health thereafter.

In the late 70s, Edna discovered her admirable talents in sewing, drawing, and oil painting. Her artwork could be found on exhibition in many of the Gonzales art shows, banks, and many other places in the surrounding counties. Edna accepted many ribbons in recognition for her art. She was very active in her community for all forty years she spent in Gonzales, involving herself in many groups such as: The Garden Club, Art Group, and The First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years.

Edna was a very generous person. She contributed to many causes, to the people of her community, and especially to her brother, Gene, in his ministry. Edna kept in touch with her many friends all over the world that she met throughout her lifetime. Every year, Edna and Fred sent and received 75 Christmas cards to people they had known for 70 years. One friend from New York has continued to keep in touch with her for 73 years, as of 2017. Edna was a devoted wife and mother. She was married 66 years to the love of her life, Fred, who passed away on June 24, 2013."

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  • The Gonzales Inquirer, Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Her son, Sgt. Gregory C. Conant was born in Navarro County, Texas and died in Vietnam on Feb 12, 1968  #512997

Ellen Ruth (Sharpley) Prichard
Jan 20, 1925 - Sep 4, 2010

Ruth Prichard, 85, of Canyon died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with Gene Jones officiating. Burial will be in Dreamland Cemetery in Canyon. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors of Canyon and Happy.

Ruth Prichard was born Jan. 20, 1925, in Emhouse to Joseph and Susan O'Neal Sharpley. She graduated from Corsicana High School at the age of 16. After high school, she traveled to Washington, D.C., to work at The Pentagon. She returned to Texas after a few years at The Pentagon and attended Wayland Baptist University, where she received her bachelor's degree. Ruth married Harold Prichard in 1952, in Canyon. She worked at the Canyon BSU for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2004; two sisters, Willie Sue Poarch and Era Chloe Thompson; and two brothers, Lloyd Sharpley and the Rev. Dan Sharpley.

Survivors include four sons, Larry Prichard and wife Lynn of Boys Ranch, Ben Prichard and wife Gina of Alvin, Frank Prichard of Canyon and Ted Prichard of San Antonio; two grandchildren, Samantha James and husband Casey and Jordan Skains; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Knighton and husband Bill of Lindale; and two brothers, Bill Sharpley of Tyler and Ben Sharpley and wife Sue of Corsicana.

The family suggests memorials to Palo Duro Retirement Village Activity Fund, 9 Hospital Drive, Canyon, TX 79015.

Notes:

  • Amarillo Globe-News, Sept. 7, 2010
  • Dreamland Cemetery, Canyon, Randall Co., TX - Plot: QA-29, Space 1
  • w/o Harold Jay Prichard; s/o Joseph William Sharpley & Susan Ellen (O'Neal) Sharpley
  • Corsicana High School - 1942

Gary Lynn Humphries
Nov 21, 1938 - Jan 15, 2016

Gary Lynn Humphries, 77, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at Grape Creek Cemetery with Roy Hignight officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
 

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Gary Lynn Humphries, 77 of Corsicana, passed away January 15, 2016 in Corsicana. He was born November 21, 1938 in Corsicana to E.W. Humphries and Mary "Peggy" Griffin Humphries.
He was a member of Church of Christ in Dawson. He served in the Army National Guard from February 1957 - February 1960. He also had a passion for amateur radio and was an operator for a number of years always making sure his license was current.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Edgar Humphries and Johnny Humphries. sisters Katrina Holloman and Sharon Istre. He is survived by his three children, Karl Humphries and wife Lou Ann of Corsicana. Lori Humphries Hippard and husband Gilbert of Corsicana, Michael Humphries and wife Kelley of Austin. Grandchildren, Brandy Humphries Hurford, Chris Humphries, Joshua Brown, Jessica Brown Richter, John Grady Hippard, Alexandra Humphries Howard, Ana Arthur, Erika Arthur. Great grandchildren, Macon and Kegan Hurford, Rhys and Cameron Brown, Stone Richter, Oliver Howard. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6-8 pm Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside funeral service will be 11 am Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Grape Creek Cemetery with Roy Hignight officiating.

Notes:

  • h/o Donna Marie (Jergins) Humphries (div.); s/o E.dgar Woodrow Humphries & Mary Lee "Peggy" (Griffin) Humphries.
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Bessie (Renfro) Williams-Bell
Jun 28, 1894 - Oct 8, 1982

Mrs. Bessie Bell, 88, of Corsicana, died Friday night at a local nursing home.

Service was Sunday, October 10, with Revs. J.T. Davis and Bill Grissham officiating. Burial was at Frost Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. ethel Corley, of Corsicana; one son, Bobby Williams, of Monahans; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Hollifield and Mrs. Tillie Ward, both of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Tennie Franklin of Fort Worth and several nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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William Joseph "Billie" Lawrence, Jr.
Nov 21, 1895 - Sep 28, 1950

Billie Lawrence Dies With Heart Attack Thursday

DAWSON, Sept. 39�(Spl)�Billie Lawrence, 54, life-long resident of this community, died with a heart attack Thursday night while sitting in a chair at his home here.

Funeral services are to be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the First Methodist church with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

Lawrence formerly was constable of this precinct, but at the time of his death was the operator of a washateria.

Surviving are his wife, Dawson, Two sons, Billie Ruth Lawrence, Dallas, and Bobbie Lynn Lawrence, Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. Joe Delle Nesmith, Dawson; a brother, Britt Lawrence, Pampa; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Dickson, Mrs. Hester Pitts all of Dawson, and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Sep 29, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Golden Ruth (Sawyer) Lawrence; s/o William Joseph "Billie" Lawrence, Sr. & Emily Virginia "Emma" (Dawson) Lawrence

Jo Delle (Lawrence) Nesmith
Mar 29, 1926 - Aug 31, 2018

Born March 29, 1926 in Dawson, Texas to Billy and Ruth (Sawyer) Lawrence, Jo Delle Nesmith passed away Friday, August 31, 2018 in a Corsicana hospital. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 3 at Dawson cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sunday, September 2 at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Olin "Punk" Nesmith and brothers, Bill and Bob Lawrence.

She is survived by sons, Dan Nesmith, Steven Nesmith and wife, Cheri Nesmith, Kenneth D. Nesmith and wife, Alicia Nesmith; grandchildren, Cody Nesmith, Carson Nesmith and wife, Ashleigh Nesmith, Danielle Orr and husband, Kevin Orr, Dylan Nesmith and Hilda Azpeitia, Garrett Nesmith and Blake Nesmith; great-grandchildren, Hannah Nesmith, Emily Nesmith, Riley Glenn, Jacob Orr, Kaylee Orr, Jordan Orr and Aiden Nesmith; sister-in-law, Anita Lawrence; cousin, Robbye Nesmith; friend, Joyce Shaw and Bobbi Ruiz, mother of Danielle and Dylan Nesmith.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Cody Nesmith, Carson Nesmith, Dylan Nesmith, Garrett Nesmith and Blake Nesmith and Kevin Orr.

Honorary pallbearers will be nephews.

Notes:

  • Wade Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Olin "Punk" Nesmith; d/o William Joseph "Billy" Lawrence, Jr. & Golden Ruth "Goldie" (Sawyer) Lawrence

William Olin "Punk" Nesmith
Dec 28, 1919 - Dec 21, 1997

William Olin ( Punk ) Nesmith was born December 28, 1919 in Donie, Texas to William Oliver and Ida Mae Putman Nesmith. He died the evening of Sunday, December 21, 1997 at Columbia Regional Hospital in Corsicana, Texas. He was 77 years old.
Mr. Nesmith served as a Staff Sergeant in the US Army during World War II. His residence at his death was in Dawson, TX where he was a rancher and a farmer.
Funeral services were held the morning of Tuesday, December 23, 1997 at Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard, TX. Officiating was the Rev. Catherine Hix, with burial in Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, TX.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Delle Nesmith of Dawson, three sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Bobbi Nesmith, Steven and Cheri Nesmith, and Dean and Alecia Nesmith, all of Dawson; five grandchildren, Cody Nesmith, Danielle Nesmith, Carson Nesmith, Dylan Nesmith and Garrett Nesmith, all of Dawson; two sisters Evelyn Gunn of Dallas, TX, and Faye Webb of Dawson; one brother, Aldon Nesmith also of Dawson and many nieces and nephews.
Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard, TX was in charge of arrangements.

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William Oliver Nesmith
Feb 17, 1879 - Feb 15, 1966

Hold Services W. O. Nesmith On Wednesday

DAWSON, Feb. 15 (Spl)�W. O. Nesmith, 86, longtime resident of Dawson area, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Dawson Methodist church with the pastor, Rev. Sam Mohundro conducting. Burial will be in the Dawson Cemetery.

Nesmith was a native of Alabama, spent the last 65 years of his life in Texas. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; five sons, W. O., Roy, and Aldon Nesmith, all of Dawson; B. C. Nesmith, Corsicana, and Zola Nesmith, Hebronville; four daughters, Mrs. Clyde Clark, Dawson; Mrs. I. B. Webb, Dawson; Mrs. Jack Watson and Mrs. B. B. Gunn, both of Dallas; 15 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Eubank Funeral Home will direct.

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James Edgar Davis, Sr.
Dec 20, 1889 - Nov 25, 1969

J. E. Davis Sr. Dies Tuesday

DAWSON (Spl)�James Edgar Davis Sr., 79, lifelong Dawson resident and former banker, died Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Ernest Hewett, officiating. Burial will be in Dawson Cemetery.

He retired from the First National Bank of Dawson after 50 years of service in August 1967. A lifelong member of the Methodist church, he was a charter member of the Dawson Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Mosely Davis of Dawson; two sons, James E. Davis Jr. of Houston and Daniel M. Davis of Dallas; five grandchildren and one sister, Miss Annie Davis of Waco.

Pallbearers had not been named Wednesday, but honorary pallbearers will be members of the Men's Bible Class of the United Methodist Church and the directors and personnel of First National Bank.

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Silas Berry Davis
Jan 3, 1895 - Feb 30, 1962

Silas B. Davis Dies In Dallas

Funeral services for Silas Berry Davis, who died in Dallas Tuesday, will be held from the First Methodist church in Dawson Thursday at 1 p.m. with burial in the Dawson Cemetery.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Mary Ellen Stafford and Miss Ann Davis, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Burt Marrs, Waco; two brothers, John Davis, Mt. Calm, and Paul Davis, West Texas, and other relatives.

Eubanks will handle local arrangements.

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Marion Finch Davis
Aug 28, 1881 - Mar 1, 1961

M. F. Davis, 89, Rites Friday

DAWSON, March 3 (Spl.) - Funeral rites were held here at 2 p.m. Friday for M. F. Davis, 89, who died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday.

Services were held from the Methodist Church, with the pastor, Rev. Robert Sanders, officiating. Burial was in the
Dawson Cemetery.

Davis, a native of Mississippi, is survived by his wife, of Dawson; five sons, Clarence and Wilmer Davis, both of Houston; Irvin Davis, Mesquite; B. F. Davis, Phoenix, Arizona; and Alton Davis, Huntsville; two daughters, Mrs. Wynette Bates, Dallas, and Mrs. Bobbie Flint, El Paso; 22 grandchildren, 35, great-grandchildren; a brother, Joe P. Davis, Dawson, and other relatives.

Eubanks Funeral Home directed.

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Bettie (Curry) Davis
Nov 4, 1884 - Jan 4, 1977

Mrs. Davis

DAWSON�Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the St. James A. M. E. Methodist Church in Dawson for Mrs. Bettie Davis, 92, native of Navarro County, who died Tuesday.

The Rev. Phillip Randel, pastor, will officiate, with burial following at
Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.

She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Curry, and a member of the St. James A. M. E. Church, where she served as stewardess.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jimmie Finner of Dawson; a son, O. B. Burns of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Callie Hammond; a grandson; and a step-brother, Jimmie Tillis of Dawson, and other relatives.

Cemetery rites will be under the auspices of Lilly Grove Chapter No. 749, Dawson, Mrs. Roberta Tillis, Mrs. Delphia Walker, secretary, and Zenobia Court No. 22 Imperial Grand Council.

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Jackie Lynn (Woolley) Davis
Jun 27, 1927 - May 2, 2019

DAVIS, Jackie Lynn Jackie Lynn Davis, 91, passed peacefully in her home in Dallas, Texas, on May 2, 2019. Born June 27, 1927, to P.L. and Cora Woolley, she grew up in Frost, Texas, after surviving a tornado that took the lives of her mother and sister. She married George Davis in 1947 after briefly attending TWU. As a homemaker, her life with George took her many places as she supported him in his career while they raised two children. Their life together took them all over the country. Any time their two boys saw a big truck driving down the street, they'd shout "the moving van is here!" They lived in the cities of Dallas, Lubbock, and Denver, as well as the small towns of Joseph, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Texas, and Ruidoso, New Mexico, winding up back in Dallas. No matter the destination, Jackie was heavily involved in the community, building life-long friends and establishing roots for her family. Although many of these locations were foreign to her, Jackie flourished wherever she went, bringing her positive energy and cheerful attitude to all. Jackie loved playing golf, camping, and learning new recipes to challenge her culinary skills. However, Jackie was most passionate about playing bridge and following her beloved Dallas Cowboys, the two hobbies that brought out her competitive nature. Despite her passion, she always maintained her grace at her weekly bridge games, although she wasn't above bragging about her 50 cent victories. Jackie's faith, spirit, love for family, positive attitude, and sense of style will always be remembered. Jackie is survived by her son, Steve (Dallas, TX) and partner, Gina Rolle; her two grandsons, Jacob (Washington, DC) and Derek and wife Ellen (Gunnison, CO), their mother, Karen Person (Dallas, TX), her sister, Rita Moore and husband Kris (Emmett, TX), her brother-in-law, Larry Reed (Georgia), and sister-in-law, Nancy Woolley (Allen, TX). also, her good friend and bridge partner, Mary Walton and countless other bridge buddies. Jackie is preceded in death by her husband, George, son, Rusty, brother, James Woolley, sisters, Clarice Pitcock, Carolyn Skinner, and Jan Reed. The service will be held at Lake Highlands United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the America Diabetes Association.

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News - May 8, 2019
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro Co., TX
  • w/o George Sowell Davis; d/o Pliny League Woolley & Cora L. (Ponder) Woolley buried Frost Cemetery, Frost, Tx.

Cora Belle (Edwards) Davis
Jun 16, 1885 - Feb 20, 1966

Dawson Woman Suffers Fatal Burns At Home

DAWSON (Spl)�Mrs. Felix Davis, 80, died in Memorial hospital in Corsicana early Sunday morning of second and third degree burns suffered at her home Saturday morning. She was a native of Corinth, Miss., but had resided here many years.

Mrs. Davis' clothing became ignited from a stove and she dashed outside her home where the flames were extinguished but only after she had suffered burns over most of her body. She was brought to the hospital at 9:45 a.m.

Mrs. Davis lived alone. The house was not damaged.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Sam Mohundro, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. Richard Grant, Baptist minister.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edwina Stipe, Prairie Hill; a step-daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Lucas, Fort Worth; a step-grandson, Ormon Lucas, U. S. Army; two brothers, Arlie Edwards, Corsicana, and Alva Edwards, Lott; a sister, Miss Gathleen Edwards, Dawson, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Aldon Nesmith, Alton Osborne, Gus Bolen, Chester Prater, Clyde Roloff and Herman Matthews.

Eubanks directed.

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Joseph Pinkney "Joe" Davis
Apr 4, 1877 - Aug 8, 1970

Joe Davis Dies Saturday

DAWSON�Joe P. Davis, 93, of Dawson died Saturday in Waxahachie.

He was a native of Iuka, Miss. and moved to Dawson in 1890 where he lived for the remainder of his life. He was a member of the Dawson Masonic Lodge.

Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Dawson with the Rev. Bernard Stein officiating and interment will be in
Dawson Cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Lester Davis of Port Arthur and Hubert Davis of Waxahachie; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Charles Johnson, Haddox Bolin, Clyde O. gardner, C. M. Newton, Jr., James Taylor, Alma Renfro, Wilmer Hale and Roy Raley.

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Joyce Juanita (Omberg) Hollingsworth
Jan 9, 1933 - Apr 8, 2023

Joyce Juanita Hollingsworth, 90, of Hillsboro, Texas, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, April 14, 2023, at First Baptist Church, Mertens, Texas, with Pastor Seth Fuller officiating. A burial will follow at Frost Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Thursday, April 13, 2023, at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors in Hillsboro, Texas.

Joyce was born January 9, 1933, to Archie Adolph and Ruthie Eunice (Ballew) Omberg, in Emmett, Texas. She grew up in the Emmett/Mertens area and graduated from Frost High School. After graduating, she began her career with Hillsboro ISD as Finance Director, where she remained until retiring in 1998. Joyce was united in marriage to Robert Hollingsworth in June of 1966. An avid sports fan, she loved the Dallas Cowboys and the Lady Bears basketball team. Joyce was a member of Les Causeuses and VFW and was very active with the Hill County Cell Block Museum for many years.

Preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Ruthie Omberg and her husband, Robert Hollinsworth, Joyce is survived by her brothers, Max Omberg and wife, Edith, and Roger Omberg; four nieces, Glenda King and husband Carl, Donna Smith and husband, Larry, Rhonda Omberg and Kathy Boshears; two nephews, Kyle Omberg and wife, Jaye, and

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Robert "Hoppy" Aquilla Hollingsworth
Nov 1, 1934 ~ Jun 29, 2019

Robert Hollingsworth, 84, of Hillsboro passed away June 29, 2019 in Hillsboro. He was born November 1, 1934 in Mertens, Texas to Robert D. and Ruth (Hammer) Hollingsworth.

He was a 1953 graduate of Hillsboro High School and received his Bachelor of Education from Texas Wesleyan University in 1957. Robert furthered his education by obtaining a master's degree in Education from Tarleton State University. For over 20 years he taught in Hill County schools.

From 1958-1960 he served his country in the United States Army. Robert married the love of his life, Joyce Omberg. Robert began a second career in law enforcement working for the City Marshal Division of Fort Worth, Texas as City Marshal of Itasca and as a Reserve Deputy for the Hill County Sheriff's Office.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hillsboro, Hillsboro Masonic Lodge #196 AF & AM and was a Past Master of New Hope Lodge #652 AF & AM in Covington. Robert had a passion for photography whether as an educator or in law enforcement and loved playing the guitar.

Preceded by his parents. Survived by his wife, Joyce Hollingsworth.

Funeral services will be held July 3, 2019. Burial will follow at at Frost Cemetery.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • h/o Joyce Juanita (Omberg) Hollingsworth; s/o Robert Dale Hollingsworth & Ruth Estelle (Hammer) Hollingsworth

Betty Jo (Faullin) Robason
Dec 31, 1931 - Aug 22, 2020

Betty Jo Robason, 88, of Washburn, TX died August 22, 2020.

No services due to Covid. Memorial service will be held at Frost Cemetery at a future date. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Betty was born December 31, 1931, in Teague, TX to A.H. Faullin, Sr. and Blanche McCord Faullin.

Betty married Fred Robason on January 12, 1950, in Frost, TX. She was a secretary for U-Haul Truck and Trailer and had been a jailer at Armstrong County Sheriff Department.

She was preceded in death by siblings, Fabrian Magee, Francys Guevens, Clara Rose English, Harold Faullin, Jr., and Paul Faullin; and her husband.

Survivors include her children, Hardie Robason (Connie), of Congress, AZ, and Freida Robason, of Washburn, TX; grandchildren, Zach Robason (Lisa), of Corpus Christi, TX, and Nathan Robason (Brooke), of Canyon, TX; great-grandchildren, Ashleigh Tucker, Tyler Robason, Lauren Robason, and Ryan Robason; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in her honor to your favorite animal rescue.

(Published by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Monday, August 24, 2020)

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Paul Louis Faullin
Mar 26, 1940 - Nov 16, 2010
 

Paul Louis Faullin went to be with his Lord lifted by the wings of angels in the early morning hours of November 16, 2010 while the love of his life, his wife Linda, held him in her arms. Funeral Service: Services for Paul will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel.

If you wish to make a memorial donation in honor of Paul's memory, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Paul was born on March 26, 1940 at his parent's home in Frost, TX. After high school graduation, he moved to Dallas, TX and began his career with T U Electric as a Meter Reader. His tenure was only interrupted by four years while in the service of his country. Paul was stationed in Berlin, Germany while in the Army. After his discharge he returned to T U Electric and retired as a Meter Reader Supervisor after thirty-three years of faithful employment.

Paul and Linda married on November 1, 1969 in Dallas, TX. They later made their home in Duncanville, TX. This November 1, Paul and Linda celebrated their 41st anniversary of a happy marriage. Their home in Duncanville is a show place. Paul was a Landscape artist and an accomplished wood worker. His talents also included cross stitching exquisite pictures. Some of his cross stitching won ribbons at the State Fair of Texas.

Paul was a people person. He made everyone feel special and was a friend to all. However, the love he had for his family always came first.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arnie H. Faullin, Sr., his mother, Blanche McCord Faullin, a sister, Francys Geuvens and two brothers, Fabrian McGee and Arnie H. Faullin, Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Sue Bryant Faullin, sisters, Clara English of Garland, TX and Betty Robason of Cidude, TX., numerous nieces and nephews. Paul also leaves Many close friends. Last but not least, Paul is survived by Mr. Beaujangles Faullin their Yorkie dog and Mr. Beaugie Faullin their Siamese cat. Paul was loved by those that knew him and will be greatly missed. Arrangements under the direction of Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel & Cemetery, Fort Worth, TX.

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Charles Edward Michaels
Aug 25, 1901 - Jun 1, 1961

Chas., Michael Rites Saturday

Charlie Michael, 59, native of Navarro county, Eureka farmer, died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday night.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Dawson with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church, and Rev. R. T. Davis, Methodist minister.

Michael was reared at Dawson and had resided at Eureka for the past 13 years.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka; two sons, Curtis and Charles Michael, both of Eureka; a daughter, Mrs. D. L. Dick, Tyler; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Gardner, Dawson; Mrs. Joe Matysack, Marshall, and Mrs. L. D. Harrison, Henderson; three brothers, A. L. Michael, Italy; Bob Michael, Mexia, and Jack Michael, Galveston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Marshall McCaslin, Jr.; Buck Frame, Virgil Wheat, Vivian F. Bell, Houston Kent, and Don Chandler.

Eubank Funeral Home directed.

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Louvenia (Edwards) Hale
Oc. 9, 1868 - Oct. 13, 1961

Mrs. Hale, 93, Dies At Dawson

DAWSON, Oct. 14�(Spl)�Mrs. Louvenia Hale, 93, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. S. Stockard, Friday night.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Stockard, Dawson; six sons, Wesley, Noah, J. B. and Edward Hale, all of Dawson; Willie Hale, Gatesville, and Leroy Hale, Amarillo; two brothers, Alvie Edwards, Lott, and Arlie Edwards, Dawson; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Davis and Miss Katherine Edwards, both of Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dewey Renfro, Roy Nesmith, Dee Sikes, Aldon Nesmith, Younger Cannon, John Davis.

Eubanks directed.

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Rev. Redrick Charles Hopkins, Jr.
Aug. 22, 1977

R. C. Hopkins Jr.

DAWSON�Services for Rev. Redrick Charles Hopkins, Jr., who died Monday in Dawson will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Church of God in Christ here. Burial will be in Dawson cemetery.

Hopkins was a Navarro County native, and had pastored the Methodist churches in Dawson, Malone, Mount Calm, Blooming Grove, Irene and the Babylon Community.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruby Hopkins of Dawson; one son, Clarence Robertson of Fort Worth; and by a number of nephews, nieces and other relatives.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Corner Stone Lodge No. 739 A.F. & A.M. Masonic Grand Lodge, of which he was a member.

Pallbearers will be Robert Cottrell, George Babers, Leon Shaw, Freddie Kimbero, Bennie Brown, Joe Sample and Curtis Babers.

Services are under the direction of Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.

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Frank Lewis Tekell
Jan 6, 1901 - Aug 23, 1977

HUBBARD�Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Eubanks Funeral Home for Frank Tekell, 76, who died Tuesday night here.

Rev. Earl Hardy will officiate with burial following in Dawson cemetery.

He was a barber and a member of the First Baptist Church. He was born in Spring Hill and also lived in Dawson and Hubbard.

Survivors include his widow, Maggie, of Hubbard; one daughter, Mrs. Jaunice McReynolds of Orange; one son, Lewis Tekell of Hubbard; one brother, W. J. Tekell of Kerens; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Carrie Amanda (Lawrence) Baker
Feb 20, 1891 - Nov 29, 1977

Mrs. Baker

DAWSON - Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Presbyterian Church in Dawson for Mrs. Carrie Amanda Baker, 86, Rt. 1, Dawson, who died at 8:35 p.m. yesterday at Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

The Rev. W. O. Estes and Haldor Duncan will officiate, with burial following at Dawson cemetery.

Arrangements are with Eubanks Funeral Home.

Survivors include a brother, W. V. Lawrence of Dawson; several nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Walter Baker, preceded her in death Jan. 14, 1976.

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John Franklin McLain
Feb 5, 1912 - Oct 21, 1977

J. F. McLain

Services for J. F. McLain, 65, of Dawson, who died Friday in a Waco hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Eubanks Funeral Home in Hubbard. The Rev. Joe Brumbelow will officiate with burial in Dawson cemetery. McLain was a farmer and rancher.

He is survived by his wife, Mary of Dawson; one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Dukes of Fairfield; two sons, Gene and Leon McLain, both of Dawson; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Thelma Bumpers and Mrs. Betty Pullen, both of Dawson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Oct 23, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Louise (Roloff) McLain; s/o John F. McLain & Virginia Mae "Virgie" (Davis) McLain buried in Old Pursley cemetery

Julius Ray Rogers
Aug. 20, 1908 - Sep. 24, 1977

J. R. Rogers

DAWSON�Funeral services are to be Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church for Julius Ray Rogers, 69, resident of Dawson, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Paul Capeheart and Rev. Joe Brumbelow will officiate with burial to be in the Dawson cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Margie Rogers of Dawson; two daughters, Mrs. Joyce Kendall of Dawson, and Mrs. Madewell of Krum; two sons, Carl Ray Rogers of Dawson and Gene Allen Rogers of Denton; six grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Vera Crow of Arlington.

Eubanks Funeral Home of Dawson will Direct.

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Alfred Simmons, Jr.
June 30, 1906 - Apr. 25, 1991

Alfred Simmons Jr., 84, of Dawson, died April 25, 1991, at MelHaven Convalescent Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at St. James AME Church in Dawson cemetery. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Lola R. Simmons of Dawson; three sisters, Eleste Roberson of Dawson, Lilian Simmons of Midland and Floyda Wilson of Dallas; and a number of other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr 25, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • h/o Lola R. Simmons; s/o Alfred Simmons, Sr.

Bobby Dwayne Raindle
Jan 24, 1971 - Jul 26, 1975

Bobby Raindle

Services were to be held today at 2 p.m. at Scott Funeral Chapel for Bobby Raindle, four, of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. R. L. Jones will officiate, and burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Robbie Raindle; one sister, Inita Ross; and grandparents Mrs. Carrie Raindle, Mrs. Rosie McDade, and Jessie McDade. All are of Corsicana.

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Joseph Thomas
Sep 21, 1893 - Mar 6, 1975

Joseph Thomas

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bethel A. M. E. Church for Joseph Thomas, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday.

Rev. William Vaughn will officiate, and burial will be at Woodland Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home will direct.

He was a veteran of World War I and an active member of bethel A.M.E. Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Wilma Dellams Thomas of Corsicana; 11 nieces and 11 nephews.

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Jimmy Don Herron
Jan 2, 1935 - May 7, 1975

Jimmy Herron

HUNTSVILLE�Services will be at 10 a.m. at the Huntsville High School Auditorium for Jimmy Herron, 39, who died Wednesday night in a Houston hospital.

He was the athletic director and head football coach at Huntsville High.

Survivors include his wife, Ann; one son, Christopher and two daughters, Glynniece and Venessa, all of Huntsville, and his mother, Mrs. Willie V. Herron of Corsicana.

The family has asked that person wishing to view the body do so after 4 p.m. Friday at Cox Funeral Home in Huntsville or from 9 a.m. Saturday until time for services to begin.

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Paul Brown, Jr.
Feb 8, 1929 - Jan 11, 1975

Paul Brown

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Calhoun Funeral Chapel for Paul Brown Jr., 45, resident of Waco, who died Saturday at the John Sealy Hospital in Galveston.

Rev. Paul Curry, Second Mission Baptist Church pastor, will officiate , and burial will be at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana.

He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Waco, and veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Clara Bell Brown of Waco; his mother, Mrs. Mayme B. Martin of Dawson; his father, Paul Brown Sr. of Waco; step father, James A. Martin of Dawson; step-mother, Mrs. Odessa Brown of Waco; a son, Arthur James Brown of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Fairley of El Paso, Mrs. Comel Tiller of Dallas, and Miss Debra Brown of Houston; a grandson, a half-brother, James A. Martin II, Washington, D.C. And other relatives.

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Lem Person
May 26, 1882 - Jan 12, 1975

Lem Person

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Bethel A.M.E. Church for Lem Person, 76, resident of Mel-Haven Convalescent Home in Corsicana, who died Sunday.

Rev. W. H. Vaughn Sr., pastor, will officiate and burial will be at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.

He was a retired custodian of 30 years at the Corsicana Daily Sun newspaper. He was a member of the Jerusalem Lodge No. 63 of Corsicana.

Survivors include two brothers, Alvin Person of San Francisco, Calif. and Howard Person of Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters of California and other relatives.

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Kenneth Harmon Howell
Sep 13, 1953 - Apr 30, 2023

Kenneth Howell was born on September 13, 1953 to Jack and Patsy Howell of Longview, TX.  He was a hardworking man of strong character with an exceptional sense of humor. Kenneth proudly served our country in the United States Army for eight years. Following his service, Kenneth worked as a Communications Technician in the Telecom Industry for over 40 years.  Surrounded by family, Kenneth went to be with The Lord on April 30th, 2023. He was well loved by family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors.

He leaves behind a wife of 40 years, Elizabeth Conger Howell; three children David, Dennis with his wife Tonya, and Stefanie Howell; three grandchildren Kaitlyn, Haley, and Kendal Howell; siblings Reagan Howell with his wife Terry, Gary Howell, and Jan Frost with her husband Jon; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Travis and Paula Parrish; along with many adored nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Patsy Howell; sister-in-law, Sarah Howell; nephew, Justin Frost; as well as parents-in-law, James and Doris Conger.

His Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023 in Prairie Point Cemetery near Kerens, Tx. All are request to be at Paschal Funeral Home by 12:30 PM to proceed in procession to the graveside service.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home 903-396-2371

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Thelma Louise (Joles) Flores
May 26, 1932 - May 19, 2023

Thelma Louise Flores of Corsicana, Texas passed away peacefully on May 19, 2023 at the age of 90.
She will be greeted in Heaven by many who have passed including her husband Manuel G. Flores, her son Manuel Jr., parents Harry and Minnie Joles, brothers Telzy, Spencer, Dawson, James, and Steve, sisters Hazel, Juanita, Bankel and Barbara, and son-in-law Clark Berry.
Thelma is survived by her daughter Patricia Berry, sons Richard Flores and wife Denell, and Robert Flores and wife Kelly.
She is survived by her grandchildren Nathan Flores and wife Joey, Matthew Flores and wife Heather, Patricia Laznovsky, Sara Wilson, Amy Reeves and husband Cody, Wendy Montgomery and husband Daniel, Ricky Flores and wife Erica, Drew Flores and wife Becky, and Blake Flores.
She is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren, sisters Roxie Brewer, Brenda Blakeslee, and many nieces and nephews from the Joles and Flores families.
Thelma loved reading the Bible, spending time with loved ones, and working in her yard. She enjoyed watching daytime soap operas and old black and white movies on television. She loved to whistle and could often be heard whistling along to her favorite gospel and country songs.
She will be missed but will one day greet the rest of us in Heaven.
A Rosary will be held at Corley Funeral Home beginning at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 with visitation following shortly after. Mass will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 25, 2023 with Father Juan Carlos officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Nathan Flores, Matthew Flores, Ricky Flores, Drew Flores, Blake Flores, and Cody Reeves. Honorary Pallbearers will be, Manny Flores, Victor Flores, Raymond Flores, Ross Flores and Charles Joles.

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Bruce Rowe Franklin
Jan 7, 1954 - May 2, 2023

Bruce Rowe Franklin, son of Adren McClung Crawford (Lip) and Willie Lee Paul Crawford, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, May 2, 2023 at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana, TX.

Bruce was born on January 7, 1954, was a life-long resident of Kerens, TX and a member of the United Methodist Church of Kerens. He was a member of the United States Marine Corps and served his country from September 1973 to November 1979.

Following his Marine Corps service, Bruce worked at several different companies before going to work for Texas Utilities at the Big Brown Power Plant in Fairfield for 20 years. When not at work, he enjoyed cattle ranching at the family farm in Rural Shade.

In his later years, Bruce worked for the United States Postal Service as a rural mail carrier. He retired from the post office in January 2017. He enjoyed retirement with weekly poker games, visits to the American Legion, traveling with "the lovely Mrs. Franklin", and spending quality time with his family.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, Adren Crawford and Willie Lee Crawford of Kerens, TX and brother, Stacy Crawford of Kerens, TX.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Franklin of Kerens, TX; daughter, Kelly Sides of Whitehouse, TX; daughter, Carrie Vasquez and husband, Freddie Vasquez of Forney, TX; son, Chris Franklin and family of Ft. Smith, AR; grandchildren, Bailee Jo Anderton and husband, Tristan Anderton of the Woodlands, TX; Kaitlyn Sides of Lubbock, TX; Abigail Vasquez and Fred Rowe Vasquez of Forney, TX; sister, Cathy Bowman and husband Mike Bowman of Kerens, TX; sister Lee Ann Haury of Houston, TX; sister-in-law, Darla Crawford of Kerens, TX and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at 1:00pm, Monday, May 8, 2023 at Kerens Methodist Church. Funeral Service is scheduled for 2:00pm following visitation. Burial will follow in Kerens Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Bruce's pallbearers: Russ Crawford, Rickie Holloway, Kenneth Parr, Jeremy Spicer, Lynn Statham, and Brandon Payne. The family would all like to thank the staff at Twilight Home Nursing & Rehab Center and the staff from Bristol Pathways Hospice for their continuous compassion and attentiveness to Bruce these last few weeks.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home 903-396-2371

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B.J. "Billy Joe" Coker
Jun 30, 1940 - May 15, 2023

B. J. (Billy Joe) Coker loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother uncle, and friend passed from this life and entered his eternal life on Monday, May 15, 2023, at Twilight Home in Corsicana. Since becoming a resident of Twilight on April 28th, he has been constantly surrounded by his family and friends.
B.J. was a lifelong resident of Navarro County having graduated from Corsicana High School in 1958. He leaves behind his wife of 64 years Ann, his daughters who were the light of his life, and their husbands, Diane and Larry Acock and Carolyn and Randy Schweyher. Survivors include his grandson and his family Craig and Alyssa Milner, Caroline and Jack; and his granddaughters Jennifer Mills, Natalie and Weston; Jordan and Justin Campbell and Kayla; his brother Jim Coker and wife Camille, sister Elizabeth Bryant, sister-in-law Anita Coker, and aunt Geneva Speed. He was also "Pop" to his step grandchildren and their families: Lauren and Zach Babb, Hunter andMadelyn; Leslie and Joe Dickinson, Hannah, Naomi, Malachi, and Esther; Lana and Michael Montgomery; Jenni and Jacob Gore, Charlie and Axel; and Tarah Schweyher and Logan.
He was an uncle to ten incredible nieces and two nephews that he loved very much. He was preceded in death by his parents Olen and Willie Lee Coker, a brother James Coker, brother-in-law James Bryant, and a grandson-in-law Greg Mills.
B. J. was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church for the past 63 years and served as an Elder and also on numerous committees. His church family was an important part of his life. His lifelong vocation as a rancher was something he enjoyed immensely.
Taking care of God's creation was what he considered his duty and a privilege. He also was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved sports-- especially following the Corsicana High School Tigers.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Dale Campbell, Dr. Melissa Carry, Dr. Ashwani Agarwal and his staff at Texas Oncology; the nurses in Navarro Regional Hospital Out-Patient who gave him blood transfusions almost weekly; the staff at Twilight Home, and most recently the nurses with Bristol Hospice particularly Kristi Pollard; for their excellent care and compassion.
Visitation will be held Saturday, May 20 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. both at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Interment to follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be David Brewer, Gilbert Hall, Jeff Kelley, Kenny Kolkhorst, Mike Miller, David Phillips, Chuck Rash, Marvin Reader, and J. R. Wagner.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Dave Campbell, F. A. Coleman, Al Fisher, Roy Ragsdale and Ron Stewart. Ushers will be Dick Aldama, Ken Cavanaugh, Don Denbow, Joe Hill, John Jackson, and Bill Maupin.

Memorial contributions in B.J.'s name may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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B.J. "Billy Joe" Coker, 82 of Richland passed away May 15th. Funeral Services will be held 11:00am Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Westminster Presbyterian Church with visitation starting at 10:00am. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Joan (Lansford) Cummins
Apr 24, 1932 - May 3, 2023

Joan Lansford Cummins was released from her earthly body into the hands of her loving savior, Jesus, on May 3rd, 2023. She is now free to be her beautiful self again. Joan was born on April 24th, 1932, in Kilgore, Texas, to Cyrus (Sy) and Myra Lansford. She was the third of three daughters. Joan was a Rangerette at Kilgore Junior College before transferring to the University of Texas where she was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. She married Richard Cummins 68 years ago on January 22, 1955. She was a Housewife, PTA president, Sunday School Teacher, Bible Teacher, Community Advisor for the Corsicana State Home for 14 years, Office Manager and Accountant for the family oil business for 38 years, and the spiritual rock of the family.
She is survived by her son John Richard (Rick) Cummins, Jr. and daughter-In-law Gail Gray Cummins, of Corsicana, TX.; daughter Carin Cummins Zito and son-in-law Paul Zito, of Austin, TX.; and step-daughter Denise Poole, and son-in-law Doug Poole, of Clio, CA.
She is predeceased by her two sisters, Margie Ramsey and Lois Breault; and her step-daughter Catherine Cummins Moseley Hall.
Also left to cherish her memory are grandchildren Jonathan Moseley (Nancy) Laura De Anda-Hall (Alan), Alex Cummins (Jackie), Michele Cummins (Clarence), Lianna Zito, Katarina Zito, Naomi Zito, Michael Poole, Erin Poole Pederson (Cutter), and Steven Poole (Gina), along with 6 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday May 13th, 2023, at Believer's Bible Church, at 11am

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Cynthia Lynn "Cindy" (Kirk) Cooper
Oct. 1, 1967 - May 12, 2023

Cynthia "Cindy" Lynn Kirk-Cooper, age 55, passed away on May 12, 2023. She was born on October 1, 1967, in Dallas, Texas to Jewell Faye Anderson and Jerry Lynn Kirk. She went to school in Dallas, Tx and also attended Corsicana High school and attended Navarro College Cosmetology in Corsicana, Tx.
Cindy's most powerful passion was her children. There was nothing more important to her.
A son's memory" My mother has always been my driving force, pushing me past giving up. I have no bad memories, no arguments, no bad moods. She never made a promise that she didn't keep. She just loved me."
Cindy was a natural at hairdressing. She loved to cut hair and put her cosmetology experience to good use by doing charity work and especially loved to cut children's hair to brighten their lives.
She was a passionate advocate against human trafficking. She felt compelled to help others due to her own personal experience. Cindy had a love of food, dancing, and music. She always had a song in her heart and wasn't shy about singing it whenever she felt like it. She was amazing with numbers.
All who met Cindy knew the beautiful sweetness she had that radiated from her beautiful soul like sunshine.
Cindy is preceded in death by her youngest son, Jody Bailey and her dog Fido who was her protector.
Cynthia is survived by her parents: Jerry Lynn Kirk and Jewell Faye Anderson-Kirk and her children-son Kevin Wayne Cooper and his wife Lindsay Melin Cooper, her son Kristopher James Cooper and his wife Glenda Kelly Cooper, and her daughter Jessica Ray Young.
Her grandchildren - Dameon Wayne Cooper, Julia Dawn Sandra Cooper, Marlee Elizabeth Cooper, Madyn Kylar McMahan, Marilyn Jayde Cooper, Dwayne James Cooper-Etchison, Jeffrey Allen Cooper-Etchison, Adalida Sue Conner, Malila June Conner, and Vidalia Fae Conner.
Her sisters- Wendi Lachon Kirk-Wynne, Linda Faye Kirk, Donna Denise Terry, Cheryl Lynn Kirk, Grandmother- Lois Faye Anderson 94 Yr . Nephews - Justin Ray Thompson, Dallas Dervin Terry, and Garrett Reece Wynne. Niece: Danielle Lachon Wynne, and Numerous Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.
Memorial Service
Sunday May 21st, 2023 @ 2PM Location:
IOOF Event Center 601 N 45th St Corsicana, Tx 75110
Officiant: Brother Stanley Williams
Memorial funds/donations in honor of Foundation against Child Exploitation & Human Trafficking

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Jim Al Parhms
Dec 1, 1916 - Oct 20, 1975

Jim Parhm

Services are pending at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary for Jim Parhm, 713 East Ave. A., who died Monday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Vernell Parhm of Corsicana; nine children including Corsicana police officer Frank Parhm and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

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Lester Earl Brown
Feb 4, 1938 - Jan 18, 1975

Lester Brown

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church for Lester Earl Brown, 1601 East Sixth Ave., who was killed Saturday in a double shooting incident. The Rev. R. L. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in the Timothy Community Cemetery.

Wake services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

A resident of Corsicana for 36 years, he was a graduate of G. W. Jackson High School and was employed at Oil City Iron Works.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Osie Brown of Fort Worth; 10 children, Dwayne, Priscilla, Anthony, David, Anna, Lawrence, Gaylord, Nichols, Tyrene and Lester Earl, Jr.; his step-father and mother, Rev. and Mrs. J. E. Williams, Corsicana; four brothers, J. B. Brown, Mexia; Johnny Williams, Jr., Corsicana; Sammy Williams and Johnny Brown, both of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Genette Nobles, Mrs. Bennie Jones and Mrs. Agnes Bluitt of Dallas; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walker Brown, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Janet Paulette (Langford) Gollehon-Macalik
Feb 15, 1952 - May 28, 2023

Janet Paulette Gollehon Macalik, 71, was born in Dallas, Texas to Ray and Betty Langford. She passed away May 28th, 2023. Nannie, as she was called, loved her grandkids, husband, kids and family dearly. She loved to take trips, go to the beach, loved to work in her garden and sit outside in her yard. It brought comfort and peace to her. She put everyone else before her own needs. She would help anyone in need. She was a good listener and gave good advice. She was a strong Christian woman and believed in giving more than receiving. She loved getting together for the holidays - her turkey and dressing will be missed.

She is survived by her husband Tommy Macalik; daughter Angela Carrillo and husband Rudy; son Dustin Gollehon; her three grandchildren Ryan Yrlas, Jake Yrlas, and Paige Gollehon and partner John Macalik; and her sister Sandy Runion. She has numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and family that loved her dearly.

She was preceded in death by the father of her children Tommy Gollehon; her parents Ray and Betty Langford; brother in law Mike Runion; and great niece Hanna Mack. She was loved by so many and will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 1, 2023 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Boze Mitchell McKibbin Ennis Chapel. Graveside service will he held Friday, June 2, 2023 at 2:00pm at Dresden Cemetery in Barry, Texas.

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  • Submitted by Polly Winn
  • w/o Tommy Wayne Gollehorn & Tommy Macalik; d/o Billy Ray Langford & Betty Jean (Tindell) Langford, both buried at Dresden Cemetery.

Fannie Lee (Pullin) Stevenson-Dugan
Dec 4, 1922 - Sep 6, 2022

Fannie Lee Dugan nee' Pullin went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 6, 2022, at the age of 99. She was born on December 4, 1922, to John T. Pullin and Alma Lela Boyd Pullin. She was the ninth of ten children. She attended Blooming Grove public school where she was an avid basketball player. She graduated in 1940.
Fannie Lee moved to Frost when she married. There, all her children attended school. She was an ardent supporter of Frost ISD sports for 70 years. She enjoyed traveling all over the state supporting the students of Frost. She attended the Frost United Methodist Church and was a member of the Lura Harrison Sunday School Class. She had many adventures over the years from traveling all over North America when her husband worked on the pipeline to owning a gas station in Frost, managing the Frost Caf�, working as an inspector for Green Brothers in Italy and a custodian for Midlothian ISD, so she could be near her grandchildren.
Granny, as she was called by those who knew her, was preceded in death by her husbands, Malcom (Mack) Stevenson, Johnny Dugan and daughter Carolyn Ann Stevenson as well as her siblings Dee Pullin, Alvy Pullin, Bunie Mae Powell, Cecil Pullin, Elvis Pullin, Herman Ray Pullin, Hazel Gillen, Darwood Pullen and Gerald (Buddy) Pullen. Fannie Lee is survived by her children Barbara Dyer of Midlothian, Michael Dugan and Sherry Dugan of Maypearl and Jim and Julie Dugan of Corpus Christie. She leaves behind ten grandchildren Brook Campbell, Brandi Stewart, Kalen Hargrove, Brandon Dyer, Cory Dugan, Jason Dugan, Courtney Allen, Timothy Dugan, and Jaye and Jenny Dugan. Fannie Lee also has 24 great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews from all around the country and her cousin Sonny Boyd of Blooming Grove.
Visitation will be Wednesday, September 14th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral home in Corsicana. A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 am at the Frost Cemetery.

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Wayne Earl Richards
Jan 18, 1933 - Apr 23, 2023

Wayne Earl Richards passed from this life on Sunday, April 23, 2023, in Corsicana, Texas. He was born, January 18, 1933, in Barry, Texas near the old community of Pinkston, Texas. He graduated from Blooming grove High School in 1951 where he was quite the athlete. He was voted most athletic in 1951 in which he had a part in helping the Lions capture district titles in football, basketball, and volleyball. After high school he accepted a scholarship to Navarro Junior College in football and track in which he lettered in both years.
Wayne was drafted into the US Army during his second year at Navarro and spent most of his time in Columbus, Georgia. During his time in the Army at Georgia, Wayne met and married his wife Thelma Price from the next door state of Alabama. They were married for 54 years and raised four children. After spending a few years in Georgia for his Army stint, Wayne returned to Texas and settled in Dallas, eventually residing in the Blooming Grove area near his parents.
He was employed with Merchants Freight Lines for numerous years where he received several safe driving awards. After a few years of retirement, Wayne became somewhat bored and decided he needed a part time job. That part time job turned into 10 years plus service at the CISD bus barn where he ran a bus route for special needs children and drove many classes of different age groups to field trips and sporting events which he thoroughly enjoyed. After retiring once again he remained active through Meals on Wheels and supporting his church, Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Lord's Acre, up until his passing. Wayne was still quite the sports fan and truly loved a good game of dominoes along with his love of reading his Bible. His work ethics and love for his fellow man will be greatly missed.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, W.J. and Pink Marie Richards, wife, Thelma Price Richards, daughter, Charlotte Armstrong, and grandson, Jordan David Richards.
Survivors include his children; Denise Blasé and husband Gary, David Richards and wife Donna, and Randy Richards and wife Kim; brother, Wendell "Peb" Richards and wife Diane; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held in the
Dresden Cemetery at a later date. To share memories and condolences with the family, please visit www.corleyfuneralhome.com and select the Wayne Earl Richards obituary.

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Evalyn Ann Vega
May 12, 2008 - May 13, 2023

Evalyn Ann Vega, 15, born on May 12, 2008 and God called her to heaven on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Corley Funeral Home.
Evalyn was loved by her father, Jose Vega. She was raised by her loving grandmother, Sylvia Vega, who loved Evalyn as her own daughter. Evalyn could brighten the room with her smile. She loved listening to her music box and being pushed in her wheelchair by her grandmother.
Evalyn was a member of the Catholic Church for 15 years. She was baptized and did her first communion on April 11, 2015.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Pete and Elena Lopez; grandfather, Jose Vega Sr.; great aunt, Anita Lopez; and great uncle, Joe Lopez.
Evalyn is survived by her grandmother, Sylvia Vega; father, Jose Vega Jr. and Kyra Maust; aunts and uncles, Carlos and Brittany Vega and their children Sophia, Miguel and Jessica Vega.
To share memories and condolences with the family, please visit www.corleyfuneralhome.com and select the Evalyn Ann Vega obituary.

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Doris Annette (Eddlemon) Strickland-Egan
Aug 15, 1940 - May 9, 2023

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T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home

Doris A. Egan was born in Blooming Grove, Texas to Doris D. and Opal (Adkins) Eddlemon. She left this life in Pueblo, Colorado, to be with our Lord in Heaven and join her parents and her spouse of over 40 years, Jack K. Egan. Everybody who knew Doris would say she was a lovely lady, meticulously dressed, every hair in place, who presented herself with style and grace.

Growing up she enjoyed going to school and church programs and events with friends. It was at school where she met one of the most influential people in her life, Ruth Edmundson Ramsey. Doris graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1958, with a class of 25. The Senior Class of 1958 stayed in touch like family.

After graduation, she moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Later, she found herself living and working in California, Utah, and, Colorado. During her working years, she pursued a legal career and education. She became a Certified Paralegal and worked for several different law firms.

Doris enjoyed eating, reading, learning, sewing, cooking, gardening flowers and vegetables (she had a green thumb!), and, watching golf and old comedy re-runs on TV. She loved chocolate and spending time with friends, family, and, her Fur Family: Cesar, Maggie, Ginger, and, King.

Doris is survived by her Son, Bradley W. Strickland; Step Sons, Thomas Patrick (Gloria) and John Michael Egan; Sister, Susan (Eddlemon) Killough (Joe); and, Grandchildren, Michael, Danny, and, Scott Egan and Katie (Egan) Barefoot.

A Graveside Service will be held at Ft. Logan Cemetery in Denver CO. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: (1) Ruth Edmundson Ramsey Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 54, Blooming Grove, TX 76626; (2) Alzheimer's Association; (3) any Humane Society; or, (4) charity of your choice.

The family extends a gracious thank you to all the Staff at 5 Tower, Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo, the Memory Care Unit Staff at Bonaventure of Pueblo, Lori Allen, and, Lisa Jackson for their special care and kindnesses.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.tgmccarthy.com for the Egan family.

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Veonia (James) Williams
Jan 10, 1922 - Jun 10, 1976

Mrs. Williams

Services for Mrs. Veonia Williams, 54, of 1604 E. 7th will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Love Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. T. A. Turner, officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. She died Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include her husband L. M. Williams of Corsicana; one son, L. M. Williams, Jr. of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. LaVerne Turner of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Johnson of Corsicana, and Mrs. Georgia James of Compton, California; one brothers, Tracey James of Fort Woreth; three grandchildren; one uncle; three aunts; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Robert E. Turner, Vernon Johnson Jr., Clifford Young, and Gilbert Brooks.

Wake services will be Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

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Jordan Jackson
Oct 15, 1885 - Mar 11, 1976

Jordan Jackson

Services will be at 1 p.m. today in the Ross-Johnson Chapel for Jordan Jackson, 91, of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Dallas. Burial will be in the Silent Grove Cemetery in Cheneyboro. Mack A. Walker will officiate.

A native of Freestone County, and resident of Corsicana for the past 20 years, he was a retired railroad employe and a member of St. Andrew's Lodge No. 112. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

He is survived by his step-son, several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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Birdie (Burleson) Jackson
Jun 19, 1898 - Sep 24, 1976

Mrs. Jackson

Services were to be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Taylor's Memorial Church of God in Christ for Mrs. Birdie Jackson, 78, resident of 502 East 10th Ave., who was pronounced dead on arrival to Memorial Hospital Friday.

Elder F. G. Taylor was to officiate, with burial following at the Silent Grove Cemetery in Cheneyboro.

Survivors include a son, Leonard Jackson of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Jessie Cooper of Palo Alto, Calif., Mrs. Laura Brackens of Dallas and Mrs. Pearl Love, all of Corsicana; 18 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Clemmons of Corsicana and Mrs. Ethel Price of Fort Worth; an uncle, Lawrence Robinson of Corsicana and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Marion Emma (White) Thomas
Sep 12, 1910 - May 6, 1976

Mrs. Thomas

POWELL - Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Woods Chapel A.M.E. Church in Powell for Mrs. Marion (M.E.) E. Thomas, 65, who died Thursday morning at her daughter's resident in Ennis. The Rev. B. R. Young will officiate. Burial will be int the Elm Flat Community Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana will direct.

Survivors include her husband Chester Thomas of Powell; two daughters, Mrs. Armelia Williams of Fort Worth and Mrs. Esther Yelder of Ennis; two sons, Bernard Thomas and Tolbert Thomas both of Pontiac, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Ora Lee Kirby of Fort Worth; two brothers, Emmitt White, Jr. of Fort Worth and Joshua White of Houston, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers includes: Alfred Martin, Willie H. Washington, Tilman E. Brown, Willie F. Brooks, Tommy Johnson, Burton Sneed, and Chester Barbee.

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Wright C. Roberson
Mar 10, 1901 - Oct 17, 1976

Wright Roberson

ELM FLAT - Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell for Wright C. Roberson, 75, resident of Elm Flat, who died Sunday, at his residence.

The Rev. Mason Spriggs will officiate, and burial will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery. Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Velma Roberson; two sons, Calvin Roberson of Seagoville and Lester Roberson of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Lela Carter of Fort Worth and Mrs. T. C. Jones of Ferris; four brothers, Mack Roberson of Oklahoma, Johnny Roberson of Odessa, Cornelius Roberson of Littlefield, Warren Roberson of San Angelo and a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be O. D. Harper, Tilman Brown, Spencer Thomas, and Clifton Holmes.

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Alfred Williams, Sr.
Mar 8, 1900 - Jan 22, 1976

Alfred Williams

ELM FLAT - Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Elm Flat near Powell for Alfred W. Williams, 76, native of Elm Flat, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Mason Spriggs will officiate and burial will be at Elm Flat Cemetery Cemetery. Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Gertrude Williams of Powell; three daughters, Mrs. Fannie Garrison, Mrs. Petrolene Williams and Mrs. Antonia Smith all of Fort Worth; two sons, Alfred Williams, Jr. of Fort Worth and O. D. Harper of Powell; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Gray and Mrs. Annie Coleman both of Powell; three brothers, Moses Monroe Williams, Earnest Williams and Clarence Williams, 16 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

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John Adam Walter, Sr.
Dec 17, 1895 - Aug 1, 1976

Johnny Walter

Funeral for Johnny Walter Sr., 80, of Fort Worth, will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Taylor's Memorial Church of God in Christ. Elder James Walter pastor of the Bibleway Church of God in Christ in Fort Worth will officiate. Burial will be in the Elm Flat Cemetery Cemetery in Powell. Scott Funeral Home will direct.

Walker was a former Corsicana resident. A wake will be held tonight from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Bibleway Church of God in Christ in Fort Worth.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Minnie Walter; seven sons, Arthur Hall of Diamond Bar, Calif., Johnny Jr. of Corsicana; Elijah of Grand Prairie; Thomas, James, Billy and Ezekiel all of Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Ardle Lacy of Houston and Miss Pearlie M. Walter of Fort Worth; one brother, Frank Walter of Waxahachie; four sisters, Mrs. Allie Lee Blackshire of Pampa; Mrs. Lillie Smith of Dallas; Mrs. Clara Mitchell of Lexington; and Mrs. Betty Collins of Sudan; 39 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Josephine (Jackson) Loud
Oct 1, 1911 - Feb 20, 1976

Mr. and Mrs. Loud

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Kerens for Arthur Loud, 79, and his wife, Mrs. Josephine Loud. He died Monday and she died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Goodlow Park Cemetery. Arrangements are with Ross and Johnson Mortuary in Corsicana.

They are survived by a daughter, Mrs. Rosa Woods of Dallas and a son, James Hubbard of Dallas, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He has two sisters, Mrs. Mary Bradley of Houston and Mrs. Evelyn Griffin of Corsicana and other relatives. He has two brothers, Brosie Peavey of Houston and Ira Loud of Dallas.

She has two brothers, Robert Jackson and J. B. Jackson other relatives.

Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Arthur Loud
Oct 10, 1905 - Mar 1, 1976

Mr. and Mrs. Loud

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Kerens for Arthur Loud, 79, and his wife, Mrs. Josephine Loud. He died Monday and she died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Goodlow Park Cemetery. Arrangements are with Ross and Johnson Mortuary in Corsicana.

They are survived by a daughter, Mrs. Rosa Woods of Dallas and a son, James Hubbard of Dallas, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He has two sisters, Mrs. Mary Bradley of Houston and Mrs. Evelyn Griffin of Corsicana and other relatives. He has two brothers, Brosie Peavey of Houston and Ira Loud of Dallas.

She has two brothers, Robert Jackson and J. B. Jackson other relatives.

Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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