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Robert Kenneth Taylor
 March 17, 1913 - June 29, 2001

Robert Kenneth Taylor, 88, of Corsicana passed away Friday, June 29, 2001.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Resurrection Memorial Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. with the Rev. Tom Ticknor of Chisholm Trail Presbyterian Church in Yukon, Okla. officiating.

Mr. Taylor was born March 17, 1913 in Buffalo, N.Y. to Henry Herbert Taylor and Lillian Carter Taylor. He attended the University of Buffalo and began his career at Metalglass Engineering Company, Belding, Mich., and was factory manager of Ranney Refrigerator Company, Greenville, Mich., and vice president and general manager of Sherman Manson Corporation. In 1959 he moved to Oklahoma City and became vice president and co-owner of Nylabone Dog Bone Corporation. When the company was sold, he continued operating Taylor Refrigeration and also taught HVAC for Sooner Technical Institute and Oklahoma State University T. I. in Oklahoma City before retiring in 1980.

Mr. Taylor was a devoted Christian and served Calvin Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City as treasurer, elder and deacon, then served Chisholm Trail Presbyterian in Yukon, Okla. as an elder and chairman of the pastor search committee and building committee. After retiring he built and equipped a woodworking shop and spent many hours creating beautiful works of wood, including interior pieces for several of Oklahoma City's historic homes.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marion; and wife, Frances.

Mr. Taylor is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth G. and Barbara Taylor of Wilson, N.Y. and Merton A. and Ginger Taylor of San Diego, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Judith Ann and Danny Webb of Edmond, Okla.; stepdaughter and husband, Ann and David Ricker of Blooming Grove; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


James Robert Taylor

SWEETWATER - James Robert Taylor, 58, lifelong local resident, died Tuesday at his home.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today in Highland Heights United Methodist Church with the Revs. Norman Patton and Carl Thorell officiating. Burial will be in Sweetwater Cemetery, directed by McCoy Funeral Home.

Mr. Taylor was born in Corsicana and served in the U.S. Army. He taught school for 31-1/2 years and, at the time of his death, was teaching at the Temple Dickson Detention Center. He was active in the Kairos organization. He was a member of Highland Heights United Methodist Church and was the widower of Doris Sullivan Taylor, whom he married in 1960 in Sweetwater.

Survivors include two daughters, Robbie Jean Taylor of Arlington and Kimbra M. Froehlich of San Angelo; his mother, Aetna Taylor of Sweetwater; three brothers, L.B. Taylor and Doug Taylor, both of Sweetwater, and Dennis Taylor of Hurst-Euless-Bedford; one sister, Linda Wade of Midland; a companion, Angie Fullwood of Sweetwater; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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  • James Robert Taylor, 22 Sep 1940 - 27 Oct 1998 NOLAN

  • Texas Birth Index:TAYLOR JAMES ROBERT 9-22-1940 m NAVARRO AETNA LYNN O'GLOTHIN BRYANT TAYLOR


Viola Vivian (Vansickle) Teague|
Apr 19, 1914 - Jan 17, 2001

 
MANSFIELD -- Viola Vivian Teague, 86, a homemaker, died Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday, January 21, at Blessing Colonial Chapel. Burial: Cope Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Blessing Funeral Home.

Viola was born in Corsicana, Texas on April 19, 1914, the daughter of William and Ada Wooten Vansickle. She married William "Buck" Oliver Teague on February 19, 1937. Mrs. Teague was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Buck" Oliver Teague; son, James H. Salmons; and daughter, Gay Nell Montgomery.

Survivors: Son, Elton Teague of Fort Worth; daughters, Marilyn Arthur of Fort Worth and Wanda Stotts of Covington; brother, Archie Vansickle of Fort Worth and Elizabeth Kruse of Wylie; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Blessing Funeral Home, Mansfield, TX

 


Wilburn Leao Teakell

Wilburn Leao Teakell, 62, of Irving passed away Saturday, May 5, 2001 at his residence.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wade Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Mr. Teakell was born April 29, 1939 in Hubbard. He had been a resident of Irving the past four years and formerly lived in Grand Prairie. He had also been a resident of Corsicana for 16 years, where he was employed by Kmart for 14 years as a transport driver. Mr. Teakell was a military veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a Catholic.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leao Teakell; and daughter, Monica Sonja Teakell in 1973.

Mr. Teakell is survived by his wife, Debbie Byram Teakell of Irving; mother, Mendie Morgan Teakell of Waco; sons, James Teakell of Waco, Jeffery Barton of Irving, Juan Teakell and Jorge Teakell, both of Dallas, and Michael Barton of Tool; daughter, Mary Teakell of Tool; brothers, Jackie Teakell, Dock Teakell, Charlie Teakell and Ray Teakell, all of Waco, and Roger Teakell of Saudi Arabia; sisters, Reba Martin, Barbara Swisher, Helen Busby and Patsy Pope, all of Waco; and 10 grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard


Pearl (Turman) Teakell

Pearl Teakell, 80, of Waco passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000 in a Waco nursing center.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Steve Jackson and Rev. Dan Malone officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Pallbearers will be Greg Buetikofer, John Rosanbalm, Steve McCloud, Summer Teakell, Van Turman and Danny Turman. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Clarkson Teakell and Rickey Lee Turman.

Mrs. Teakell was born March 12, 1920 in Malone. She had worked as a clerk for Gibson's Discount Centers before she retired. She was a member of Chalk Bluff Baptist Church in Waco, and a former member of Speight Avenue Baptist Church in Waco and Cold Corner Baptist Church in Hubbard.

Mrs. Teakell is survived by her husband, John Wesley Teakell of Waco; son, Joseph Floyd Teakell of Grapevine; daughters, Patsy Czimskey of Marble Falls, Beverly Malone of Garland and Judy Ross of Waco; brothers, Arvil Turman of Waco, Garlon Turman of Cleveland and Ted Turman of San Marcos; sisters, Doris Wolf of Pasadena and Betty Hand of Port Arthur; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard


Billie Bob Tekell 

Billie Bob Tekell, 75, of Kerens passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001 at his residence.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Presbyterian Church in Kerens with Jimmy Glenn officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.

Mr. Tekell was born March 3, 1925 in Dawson. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, who served on the U.S.S. Talamanca. He was best known for his love of animals and his love of farming.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mariland Tekell; infant son, Larry Tekell; parents, Lola and Bill Tekell; sister, Joyce Faye; and best friend, J.J.
Mr. Tekell is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Melinda and Fred Montgomery of Humble, Glenda and Kenny Sessions and Tanya and Leroy Hobbs, all of Kerens; granddaughters and their husbands, Misty and Brandon Blue and Kelly and Kevin Lee, all of Kerens; grandsons, Ryan Sessions, Trey Hobbs and Billy Kyle Hobbs, all of Kerens, and Jason Wasson of Humble; great-grandsons, Jordan Lee, Tyler Lee and Brady Blue, all of Kerens; sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Jack Chornic of Lake Dallas; brother and sister-in-law, Vernon and Betty Tekell of Lafayette, La.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.

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Mary Pearl (McCluney) Temple

Mary Pearl McCluney Temple, 86, of Kerens passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000 at Heritage Oaks Nursing Home.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles A. Reese officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wayne McCluney, Cliff McCluney, John Beck, Joe Sims and Juan Arellano.

Mrs. Temple was born Jan. 29, 1914 in Kerens. She was a retired school teacher. She was supervisor of the arts department for the Houston Independent School District.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton P. Temple in 1998.

Mrs. Temple is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins; sister-in-law, Mary Agnes Temple of San Antonio; and brother-in-law, Wilson Temple of Temple.

Memorials may be made to Kerens Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens


Odia Templeton

Odia Templeton, 86, of Malakoff passed away Saturday, March 24, 2001 at East Texas Medical Center in Athens.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at New Hope Corinth CME Church, 120 N. Havana St., Malakoff, with the Rev. Joe Radford officiating. Interment will follow at Steen Cemetery in Malakoff.

Pallbearers will be Frank Templeton, Dr. Joe McCalister, Steven Templeton, Joseph Templeton, Rickey McCalister and William Dawson. Honorary pallbearers will be Spiavia "Tippie" Templeton, the Rev. Michael Templeton, the Rev. Willie McCalister, Floyd Johnson, Charles Sheffield and stewards of New Hope Corinth CME Church.

She was born March 15, 1915 in Kilgore.

She was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers, Warnett Allen, Eunice Brown, Frankie Templeton, Durwood Templeton, Emmitt Templeton, Harvey Templeton, Lewis Templeton, Marvin Templeton, Tom Templeton and Spiavia Templeton.

Survivors include her sisters, Vee McCalister of Malakoff, Fleda Morrell and Dorothy Templeton of Houston; brother, Boyd Templeton of Houston; two special nieces, Renell Jordan and Faresa Dawson; and a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Violet (Williams) Templin

Violet Templin, 78, of Athens passed away Sunday, May 20, 2001 in Athens.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home, 1226 South Elm, Kemp.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Floyd Loving and Rev. J.R. Pruitt officiating. Interment will follow at Kemp Cemetery.

Mrs. Templin was born Violet Florene Williams Nov. 22, 1922 in Kemp to Henry T. and Bertie (West) Williams.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eulis T. Templin.

Survivors include sons, Harold Gene Templin of Dallas, John Henry Templin of Malakoff and Douglas Lee Templin of Tyler; sisters, Darlene Coker of Athens and Dorothy Cote of Kerens; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Homes.


Hubert "Ray' Terrell

Hubert "Ray" Terrell, 82, of Rice passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Memorial services are pending.

Mr. Terrell was born April 6, 1919 to Richard and Inez Terrell. He was raised in Powell and served in the Navy on the USS Case in World War II.

Mr. Terrell is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Carolyn Terrell of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Roger Barbee of Rice; sister, Audry Carr of Houston; grandson and wife, Stephen and Kelley Terrell of Corsicana; granddaughters, Brooke Barbee, Buffie Barbee, and Brandice Benner and husband Bobby, all of Rice; great-granddaughters, Brianna and Steelee Benner of Rice; great-grandsons, Logan and Ryan Terrell of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews, lifelong friends and fishing buddies.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Ruby Frances Thomas

Ruby Frances Thomas, 89, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Feb. 26, 2001 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mrs. Thomas was born May 14, 1911 in Como.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Thomas; and sister, Runie Stewart.

Mrs. Thomas is survived by her friends, Linda Fannin and Bess Reynolds, both of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Francis Marion Thomas
Jun 30, 1933 - Jul 27, 2001

Francis Marion Thomas, 68, of Corsicana passed away Friday, July 27, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 9 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Ferman Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Thomas was born June 30, 1933 in West Lima, Wis. to Francis Marion and Beatrice Thomas. He was a truck driver.

Mr. Thomas is survived by his brothers, Alfred Thomas of Kenosha, Wis., Paul Thomas of Lone Rock, Wis., and Bill Thomas of Maryland; sisters, Hope Shelmedine of Minnesota, Edith Ann Krueger of Blue Ridge, Ga. and Lula Bell Kessnick of Brookland, Wis.; and niece, Dorene Krueger and husband Delbert of Mildred.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


Nuncy Thomas

Nuncy Thomas, 91, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000.

Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Restland Wildwood Chapel.
Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodland Cemetery.

She was a longtime member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Corsicana.

She is survived by cousins, Linda and Andrew Patterson, Frances Warrick and Lielani Warrick; stepson, Charles Moore of Corsicana; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brothers, Joe and Labron Walker.

Arrangements by Restland Funeral Home of Dallas.


Mary Alice (Blood) Thomas
Dec 6, 1940 - May 21, 2000

 
FORT WORTH -- Mary Alice Thomas, 59, who retired from the Tarrant County Auditor's office, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2000, in Fort Worth, after a long fight with cancer.

Funeral: 2 p.m .Wednesday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial: Cremation.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society; or the Community Hospice of Texas.

Mary Alice Thomas was born Dec. 6, 1940, in Corsicana, daughter of Ruby Mae and George William Blood Jr.

She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Preceptor Nu Omega Chapter; and also Meadowbrook United Methodist Church. Her loves were her grandchildren, sorority sisters, helping others and her loving family.

Survivors: Son, Kenneth N. Mueller of Forest Hill; daughters, Sabrina D. Mueller of Fort Worth and Misty M. Thomas of Fort Worth; mother, Ruby Mae Blood; brothers, Bill Blood of Fort Worth; sisters, Molly Gibbons of Red Oak, Anna Harvey of Fort Worth, Sarah J. Willis of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Kenneth Daniel and Savanna Michelle Hancock of Fort Worth; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home

Ft. Worth Star Telegram
 


John R. Thomas
March 3, 1913 - Aug 28, 2001

John R. Thomas, 88, of Richland passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Richland United Methodist Church with Nanette Wyatt officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rocky Thomas, David Thomas, Tracey Thomas, James Johnson, Steve Schwarting, Reese Brown, Pat Smith and Tommy Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be Pat Patrick and Bobby Grantham.

Mr. Thomas was born March 3, 1913 in Waco to Allie and Lena Thomas. While attending Waco High School, he played football coached by the legendary Paul Tyson. Following graduation, Mr. Thomas attended Four C Business College and in 1938 he married Alma Brown of Richland.

He gave a new, well respected and admired meaning to the words "traveling salesman," a true salesman's salesman. He was acknowledged to be one of the best, most honest traveling salesman by the retailers he called on as well as his fellow traveling peers as exemplified by his being awarded the Outstanding Wholesale Furniture Representative for five states: Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico in 1971.

After retiring and moving to Richland in 1980, Mr. Thomas became active in city government, serving several terms on the city council and being instrumental in securing water service for the city. A fine, trustworthy, God-fearing man, he served as treasurer of the Richland UMC. He expected his wishes to be carried out by family members or friends, but he was always first to offer moral and/or monetary support to those in need.

Mr. Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Alma Brown Thomas of Richland; daughter, Jan Brown Thomas of Dallas; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Shirley Thomas of San Antonio; grandson and wife, Rocky and Julie Thomas and great-granddaughters Marisa and Alex of Cary, N.C.; grandson and wife, David and Liz Thomas and expected twin great-grandchildren of Grapevine; grandson, Tracey Thomas of Houston; sister, Wilma Schwarting of Waco; numerous nephews and nieces and a host of longtime friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Lola Eva (Mosley) Thomas

Lola Eva Mosley Thomas, 68, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 25, 2001 in Springtown.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Mildred Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be deacons of Mildred Baptist Church.

Mrs. Thomas was born Feb. 23, 1933 in Eureka to Robert and Nellie Mosley. She married Carlos Thomas Aug. 6, 1954.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and son, Carlos Thomas Jr.

Mrs. Thomas is survived by her husband, Carlos Thomas of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Valerie and Steve Riley of Springtown and Gladys and Darin Bright of Bedford; grandchildren, Jacob Riley, Jeff Riley and Jeremy Riley, all of Springtown, and Cory Rider of Bedford; adopted grandson, Dane Thomas of Oklahoma; great-grandchildren, Stormy and Christopher; brothers, Johnny Mosley and Darrell Mosley, both of Corsicana; sisters, Barbara Jones of Dallas, Donnie Little of Arkansas and Sue Petty of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


Fannie Thomas

Fannie Thomas, 100, of Rice passed away Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001 at her home.
Services are pending.

Mrs. Thomas was born Feb. 2, 1900 in Bryan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dewey Thomas; children, L.B. Thomas, Willie Lee Thomas, Lula Bell Haney, Bonnie F. Thomas, Leola Hawkins, John H. Thomas and Robert Earl Thomas.

Mrs. Thomas is survived by three daughters, Beatrice Felder of Corsicana, Freda Pickard of Omaha, Neb., and Ethel Fae Hawkins of Rice; a son, Dewey Thomas Jr. of Corsicana; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary


Jackie D. Thomas

Jackie D. Thomas, 54, of Brandon, Miss. and formerly of Kerens, passed away Friday, Oct. 20, 2000 in Brandon, Miss.

Visitation was 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Mildred Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Burial will be at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gaven Allen, Jacob Riley, Jeffery Riley, Dane Thomas, Dennis Thomas and Larry Don Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Allen, Steven Riley and Sonney Waller.

Mr. Thomas was born December 12, 1945 in Navarro County. He was employed as a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wade and Vera Staggs Thomas and brothers, Harvey Thomas, Wade Thomas and Windol Thomas.

He is survived by his wife, Elona Marilyn Thomas of Brandon, Miss.; stepson, Kevin Johnson of Chandler, Ariz.; daughter, Shellie Reynes of Hitchcock; son, Ronald Thomas of Farmers Branch; sisters, Beth Allen of Farmers Branch, Gwen Falks of Millington, Tenn., Deane Wadsworth of Dallas and Rena Waller of Andrews; brothers, Carlos Thomas of Corsicana, Don Thomas of Lancaster, Gene Thomas of Georgetown and Larry Thomas of Mesquite; step daughters, Rebecca Bartholomew of Amado, Ariz., Rachelle Kamps of Tucson, Ariz. and Jaimie Rogers of Chandler, Ariz; mother-in-law June Durst of Brandon, Miss.; 10 grandchildren, one great grandson and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Launa Perle Thompkins

Launa Perle Thompkins, 97, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, May 5, 1999 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Keith Berry officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jimmie Capehart, Otis Capehart, Kenneth Unger, Kevin Ungre, Ronald Unger and Ronald Ray Unger.

Mrs. Thompkins was born Jan. 13, 1902 in Blooming Grove. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Corsicana.

Mrs. Thompkins is survived by her stepdaughters, Alma Dechaume of Gatesville and Ida Unger and husband Ray of Waco; stepson, Harvey Thompkins and wife Gay of Anaheim, Calif.; nephews and their wives, Bruce and Helen Gillian of Barry, Frank and Barbara Renfrow of Sanger, Calif., Kenneth and Vivian Renfrow of Midland; nieces and their husbands, Juanita and Kenneth Lackner of Midland and Vivian and Cecil Singletary of China Spring; 19 step grandchildren; 25 step great-grand-children; and six step great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


John Gibbs Thompson, Sr. - (1921 - 2000)

THOMPSON JOHN G., SR., of Kaufman, passed away Dec. 27, 2000. He was born in Corsicana Aug. 13, 1921. John was preceded in death by his daughter, Rebecca Nobles and is survived by his wife: Malvina Burke Thompson, sons: John Gibbs Thompson Jr. and George E. Thompson, sister: Jane Spears and other relatives. Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000 at 10:00 A. M. at the Episcopal Church of Our Merciful Savior in Kaufman with Rev. Tom Cantrell officiating and interment will be in Kaufman Cemetery.

www.legacy.com PARKER-ASWORTH FUNERAL HOME 2271 S. Washington St. Kaufman, TX 75142 972-932-8152


Timothy Anthony Thompson

Timothy Anthony Thompson, 36, of Kerens passed away Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000 at his residence.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Goodlow Cemetery with Minister Mary Thompson and family officiating.

Pallbearers will be brothers.

Mr. Thompson was born Jan. 9, 1964 in Fort Worth.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, H. S. and Charles Ray.

Mr. Thompson is survived by his father, Sampie Thompson Jr.; mother, Mary Dunn Thompson; brothers, Rocky Lee, Matthew James, Obadiah Levi, Sampie III, G.W., Paul Theophilus, Titus Argustus, Mark Stephen and GaIRus Deitrophes; sisters, Joan Maria and Ieshea Rebeth; and a host of relatives and friends.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals


Paul H. Thompson

DALLAS MORNING NEWS - April 6, 1998
THOMPSON, PAUL H. Born January 26, 1928 in Rice Texas. Passed away at his home on April 4, 1998 at the age of 70 with his family present. Son of Paul and Ruby Thompson. Mr. Thompson was employed for Mrs. Baird's Bakery for 37 years. Retired and moved to Lone Oak in 1986. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survived by his wife of 44 years. Mildred; daughter and sons-in-law, Blinda and Johnny Baker, Paula and Ricky Allred; daughter, Linda Teague; son and daughters in law, Billy and Monica jenkins, Jerry and Debbie Thompson; 16 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren. Funeral seervices will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 7, 1998 at Restland memorial Chapel with Brother Curtis French and Brother Cecil Cole, officiating. Interment at Grove Hill Memorial Park.

RESTLAND FUNERAL HOME; located on Greenville Avenue 1/2 mile North of L.B.J. 972-238-7111


Nela Mae (Chandler) Thompson

Nela Mae Chandler Thompson, 63, of Dallas and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000 at Mesquite Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be held until 7 p.m. today at M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at M. R. Smith Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Bailey as eulogist.

Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Mrs. Thompson was born May 1, 1937 in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Thompson; brothers, Charlie Chandler, Ulon Chandler and Willie E. Chandler; sisters, Ella Mae Flowers and Neomi Murlock; father and mother.

Mrs. Thompson is survived by her sisters, Dorothy Chandler Lewis and Eurlene Betts, both of Corsicana; nieces, Lynn Williams, Doris M. Williams and Malika Muhammad; nephew, Gerald Williams; and many other nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.


Eula Mae (Hail) Thompson

Eula Mae Thompson, 87, of Ennis passed away Thursday, June 21, 2001 in Ennis.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be members of Burney Thompson's Sunday school class.

Mrs. Thompson was born Nov. 9, 1913 in Tahlequah, Okla. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana and was a devoted pastor's wife for 62 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Richard K. Thompson.

Mrs. Thompson is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Burney and Martha Thompson of Corsicana; brother, Norman L. Hail of Springdale, Ark.; sister, Norma Leona White of Pryor, Okla.; grandsons, Dr. Lawrence D. Thompson of Coleman, Ronald D. Thompson of Houston and Thomas N. Thompson of Conroe; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Gideon International, P.O. Box 276, Corsicana, Texas 75151.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Joel Glen Thompson

FORT WORTH - Joel Glen Thompson, 66, Fort Worth resident of 39 years and Navarro County native, died Thursday in a Fort Worth hospital. He was a member and deacon of Gamble Street Baptist Church there.

Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Gamble Street Baptist Church with grave side services at 2 p.m. at Dresden Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Bessie Farmer Thompson, Fort Worth; two sons, Mike Thompson, Fort Worth, and Eddie Thompson, Venus; one daughter Kira Bauman, Arlington; two grandsons and one granddaughter; two brothers, Martin Thompson, Frost, and Aubrey Thompson, Midlothian; and two sisters, Ruth Crawford, Frost, and Vestal Kelly, Italy.

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Leonard Worth "Tommy" Thompson

THOMPSON LEONARD WORTH (TOMMY) was born December 18, 1916 near Kernes, Texas. His parents were Worth Burkett and Sadie Beaulah Thompson. He is preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Albertine (Doc) Thompson who died October 20, 1995. Mr. Thompson attended Trinity University, playing quarterback on the football team while maintaining three part time jobs to put himself through school. He joined the army in WWII and was stationed at Fort Glenn, Alaska with the "Fighting Finance." His army buddies from Alaska were annual companions in recent years as they met to remember experiences they had together. Mr. Thompson was a successful businessman with SIC in Amarillo, Texas until 1971 when he and Albertine moved to Dallas to begin the Town East Ford dealership in Mesquite with Mr. Charles Seeds, Sr. After Mr. Seeds untimely death, Mr. Thompson continued a partnership with Mr. Charles W. Seeds and Mr. Bill Railsback until his retirement in 1986. Not satisfied to golf and hunt All the time, Mr. Thompson continued his interest in the car business as the President and CEO of Thompson Enterprises, which includes Denny's Auto and T & S used car businesses as well as a partnership in Partners Auto Sales. Mr. Thompson is survived by two daughters, Barbara L. Thompson, MD of Galveston, Texas and Linda B. (Thompson) Dickson of Galveston, Texas, stepdaughter, Elizabeth (Betty) Hooker, PhD of Little Rock, Arkansas. He has 7 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, two nephews, and many wonderful cousins with whom he enjoyed the annual Thompson reunion in Corsicana, Texas on the second Sunday in October. Mr. Thompson loved people. His many friends loved to play golf or go hunting and fishing with him which he was fortunate to do until just a few months before his death. He was a man who loved his family, his friends and his life. In the last thirty-five years he has been particularly fortunate to have Bob and Pat Wilson as dear friends, always willing to wager their nickels and quarters in the never-ending card games. In the last six months, Carmen Rodriguez had been an angel of mercy and constant companion for which the family is immensely grateful. Mr. T, as he was fondly known by his many friends will be sorely missed. His family is perhaps most appreciative of his commitment to education, self reliance and independence and for instilling these values in all the Thompson clan. Services will be 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at Restland Memorial Chapel. Interment to follow at Restland Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 22, 2001 at Restland Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may ber made to Cal Farley's Boy's Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174-0001. Restland Funeral Home & Cemetery located on Greenville Avenue 1/2 mile North of L.B.J.


Eleanor Thornell

Eleanor Thornell, 90, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2000 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Brown, Mark Roberts, Abe Stroud, John Taylor, Bill Turner, David Wilson and Kim Wyatt.

Miss Thornell was born Jan. 30, 1910 in Corsicana. She was a member of Retired Teachers Association.

She is survived by her sister, Pearl Thornell of Corsicana; and several cousins.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Caleb Henry Threet

Caleb H. Threet, 63, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001 at the Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at J. E. Keever Mortuary in Ennis.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Keever Chapel with the Rev. Bill Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery.

Mr. Threet was born May 21, 1938 in Cryer Creek, the son of Walker and Agnes Rodgers Threet. He was raised in Rice and was a graduate of Rice High School. He then was employed by Leggett and Platt in Ennis. He entered the U.S. Army and returned to Leggett and Platt after his discharge. On March 29, 1959, he married Ann Hickman of Groesbeck. After their marriage they lived in Ennis. He retired as plant manager of Branch 19 in 1992. He was a member of the Baptist church and the American Legion where he served as post commander for two years, district commander and division commander.

He was preceded in death by his son, Caleb Glen Threet in 1960.

Mr. Threet is survived by his wife, Ann Threet of Ennis; sons, Scott Threet and wife Mindi and Rick Threet, all of Ennis; brother, Billy Threet of Prairieville; sisters, Marquita Minick and Patsy Knott, both of Corsicana, Nancy Northern of Corbet, Bewetta Gazaway of Bruceville, Sue Heaton and Linda Vanderlaan, both of Waco, and Kitty Spurgeon of Ennis; and grandchildren, Cayla and Colby Threet.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, in care of Mary Pollan, 3105 Country Club Road, Ennis, Texas 75119.

Arrangements by J. E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.


James Edward Throneberry, Jr.

THRONEBERRY, James Edward Jr. of Lancaster, TX. Born December 12, 1924 in Purdon, TX. Passed away February 28, 1998. Survived by Son, Jerry Wayne Throneberry of Frost; Daughters, Patricia Ann Throneberry of Frost, Brenda kay Bridges of Lancaster, Judy Frances Simmons of Euless, Kathy Gail Hays of Friendship, LA. Brothers, Leon Throneberry of Dallas, William Throneberry, Virgil Throneberry of Plano, Sisters, Estelle Morris, Ruby Mathis, Jewel Branson. Grand Children, Ronnie Patrick, Duty, Joshua, Dylan, Jennifer, Sonya, Brandy, Stephanie, Jason, Jerry Jr., Lonnie, Dannie Jr. Great Grand Children, Kymber Wyatt. Funeral service 2:00 Monday March 2, 1998 at Byrum Funeral Home with Roben Wanes officiating. Interment in Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, TX.

BYRUM FUNERAL HOME


Howard Thummel
Oct 7, 1911 - Nov 18, 2000
 
Dallas Morning News, Nov 20, 2000

THUMMEL, HOWARD. Born October 7, 1911 in Drane, Texas and passed away November 18, 2000 in Lancaster, Texas. He is survived by son, Dwayne Thummel; daughter, Nelda Roher; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; and sister: Alyne French and Christine French. Services will be 12:00 PM Tuesday, November 21, 2000 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel, interment at Laurel Land Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM, Monday at the funeral home.


D. C. "Doug" Tidwell

D. C. "Doug" Tidwell, 72, of Richland passed away Thursday, June 14, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Franklin officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Sonny Hays, Chris Laseter, Jackie Martin, Kenneth Martin, Kelly Matthews, Randy Ratliff, Toby L. Ratliff and John Summa.

Mr. Tidwell was born Sept. 22, 1928 in Pickett. He was a member of Richland Methodist Church. He retired from Lone Star Gas Company after 35 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fate and Bessie Tidwell; son, Wayne Tidwell; sisters, Ann Carroll and Helen Glass; and brothers, Dean Tidwell and Joe Tidwell.

Mr. Tidwell is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jean Tidwell of Richland; son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Carl Tidwell of Richland; brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Bobbie Tidwell of Ennis; brother-in-law, James Glass of Richland; granddaughter and husband, Cindy and Shane McCaslin of Richland; grandsons, Eric Tidwell and Wesley Tidwell, both of Richland; great-granddaughter, Halee McCaslin of Richland; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 12850 Spurling Dr., Suite 100, Dallas, Texas 75230.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Jack Levi Tillie
Feb 7, 1917 - May 2, 2001

Jack Levi Tillie, 84, of Corsicana, formerly of Dawson, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at Healthcare Rehab of Corsicana.

Visitation wil be noon to 6 p.m. today at M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. James A.M.E. Church in Dawson with the Rev. C. Swift officiating. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery in Silver City.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Mr. Tillie was born Feb. 7, 1917 in East Texas. He served in the U.S. Army from April 15, 1941 to Oct. 31, 1943 and was honorably discharged.

Mr. Tillie is survived by his son, Bobby Gene Tillie of Corsicana; daughter, Theresa Tillie Brown of Corsicana; grandchildren, Yolanda Holo of Corsicana and Kenneth Brown of Texarkana, Texas; great-grandchildren, Courtney, Brandon, Maya and Brittany; sister, Roberta Coit of Corsicana; special cousin, Ruth; and many other friends.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.


Joyce B. (Grant) Tillman
Feb 28, 1936 - May 6, 2001

Joyce B. Tillman, 65, of Streetman passed away Sunday, May 6, 2001 in Streetman.

Services were noon today at Scott Funeral Chapel with interment to follow at Pleasant Hall in Winkler.

Friends of the family served as pallbearers.

Mrs. Tillman was born Feb. 28, 1936 in Streetman. She attended Dogan High School in Fairfield. She was a member of Hillard Chapel Church.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Dewey Grant; sister, Georgia Odom; and son, J.B. Tillman.

Mrs. Tillman is survived by her children, Arlene Tillman, David Earl Grant and Ruthie Jo Grant; brother and sister-in-law, J. Hue and Margaret Grant of Fort Worth; uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home


Ruby Lee Tillman
Dec 22, 1917 - Sep 23, 2000

Ruby Lee Tillman, 82, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000 at Mel Haven Convalescent Center.

Wake services will be 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin Chapel Church of God in Christ with Supt. Elijah Baptist officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Jackie Tillman, James Tillman, Tommy Zilliner, Sam T. Dickson, Troy Dickson, Thomas Dickson, Lemuel Tillman, Roy Matthews.

Mrs. Tillman was born Dec. 22, 1917 in Freestone County.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, John Tillman; parents, a son, four sisters, a brother, two stepsons, and one stepdaughter.

She is survived by daughters, Bettye Barge-Calhoun of Corsicana and Roberta J. Zilliner of Heflin, La; granddaughters, Tammi Loud and Mica Zilliner, both of Arlington; great-granddaughter, Crystal Loud of Corsicana; step-children, James Tillman of Houston, Jack Tillman of Altadena, Calif., June Escort of California, Mary V. Rachal of Shreveport, La. and Bobby Glover of Houston; sister, Phoebie Shaw of Berkeley, Calif.; brothers, W.C., Claude and Billy Ray, all of Dallas; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Annie (O'Neal) Tinkle
Sep 23, 1904 - Jan 26, 2001

Annie O'Neal Tinkle, 96, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2001 in Corsicana.
Graveside services will be 4 p.m. today at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Nephew Bill O'Neal will give the eulogy.

Mrs. Tinkle was born Sept. 23, 1904 in Emhouse to John T. and Nannie Owen O'Neal. She graduated from Emhouse High School with honors in 1923 and was married to Archie Tinkle in 1928. She was an artist whose work was exhibited in "one-man" showings in Corsicana, Dallas and Olton, where she won a number of prizes. In the mid 1950s she and Mrs. William T. (Jean) Shell collaborated and painted a historical mural of Corsicana, which is now displayed in the Corsicana Public Library Annex. In ther mid-80s, she began hand-fashioning 19th Century doll clothes. These doll clothes won a State Fair of Texas blue ribbon. She was a charter member of First Baptist Church of Emhouse with present membership at First Baptist Church of Corsicana. She devoted her life to nurturing and caring for her young family members and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brothers and sisters, including: Ellen O'Neal Sharpley, George R. O'Neal, Herren O'Neal, Ada K. O'Neal, Maggie O'Neal Steen, Tommie O'Neal Campbell and W.C. O'Neal.

Mrs. Tinkle is survived by her sister-in-law, Jessie O'Neal of Corsicana, along with nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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David Michael Tipping
Nov 9, 1947 - Dec 7, 2000

David Michael Tipping, 53, of Texas City passed away Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000 at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Tipping was born Nov. 9, 1947 in Corsicana to Delma and Martha Tipping. He was a teacher for the Brazos Port Independent School District.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Tipping; daughters, Beth Tipping and Becky Tipping, all of Texas City; granddaughter, Katelyn Jones of Texas City; grandmother, Reba McSpadden of Corsicana; mother, Martha L. Tipping of Abbott; brother, Steve Tipping of Rio Vista; and sister, Melanie Lewis of Richardson.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.


Walton O. "Ocie" Tipping
Nov. 23, 1906 (Blooming Grove, TX) - May 16, 1998 (Snyder, TX)

SNYDER (Special) - Services for W. O. Ocie Tipping, 91, of Ira will be at 2 p.m. today in Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leroy Ochoa, of Knapp Baptist Church, and the Rev. C. J. Smith officiating.

Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Gardens.

Tipping died Saturday, May 16, 1998, in Cogdell Memorial Hospital.

He was born Nov. 23, 1906, in Blooming Grove. He married Jimmie Loraine Fulton on Aug. 27, 1931, in Corsicana. He was a member of Knapp Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Joanne Sterling of Ira, Jetonne Dill of Austin and Billie Neyman of Lamesa; eight grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

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W. O. "Ocie" Tipping

Services were held May 17, 1998, at Bell-Cypert-Seale Chapel with Rev.
Leo Ochoa of Knapp Baptist Church and Rev. C. J. Smith officiating.

Mr. Tipping is survived by his wife, Loraine (Fulton) Tipping, whom he married in 1931 at Corsicana and who now resides in Ira; daughters and sons-in-law, Joanne and Mickey Sterling of Ira, Jetonne and John Dill of Austin, and Billie and Corky Neyman of Lamesa; eight grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

Mr. Tipping was preceded in death by five brothers, one sister and a great grandson.

Arrangements were by Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home in Snyder.

Notes:

  • The Blooming News - May 27, 1998

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


William D. "Bill' Tipping
Jan 15, 1945 - Aug 24, 2001

William D. "Bill" Tipping, 56, of Blooming Grove passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2001 at his residence.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Brother Bill Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be Keven Prater, David Tipping, Chris Tipping, Jamey Tipping, Wade Green and Michael Hiler.

Mr. Tipping was born Jan. 15, 1945 in Blooming Grove. He was in the computer industry for 17 years. He then taught math in the Italy and Blooming Grove Independent School Districts for 14 years.

He is survived by his wife, LaVonne Tipping of Blooming Grove; daughters, Renee Hendryx and Shonda Prater and husband Kevin, all of Blooming Grove; grandchildren, Tanya Hoirs, Kayla Hendryx, David Hendryx and Madison Prater, all of Blooming Grove; sisters, Mary Hiler of Blooming Grove and JoAnn McCowen of Mesquite; sister-in-law Janice Tipping; brother-in-law Doug Hiler; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.


George Tomlinson

George Tomlinson, 72, of Malakoff passed away Thursday, March 8, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services were 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Modral Cemetery with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Daniel Toscano

Dallas Morning News - Friday, Nov 3, 2000
TOSCANO
DANIEL, age 76. Born in Corsicana TX on Dec 7, 1923 to Tomas Toscanno and Camilla Moreno. He is survived by daughter Maria Luisa Davalos, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Sisters; Clemencia Sanchez, Juanita Bustos, Ester Gonzales, Maria Elena Padilla and Manuelita Contreras. Graveside service and interment; 2PM, Friday, Nov 3rd, Southland Cemetery.
Calvario, Funeral Home, Oak Cliff., 300 West Davis, Dallas, TX 75208


James Deward Toten, Jr.
Apr 17, 1914 - Dec 25, 1968

OBITUARY - Corsicana Daily Sun; Dec 26, 1968
James D. Toten
DAWSON (Sp) - Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Navarro Mills Baptist Church for James Deward Toten, 54, who died in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana Wednesday. He was employed by Oil City Iron Works in Corsicana, and had been in the hospital about two weeks. The Rev W.O. Estes officiated and burial was in Dawson Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. X Itally Toten; a son, Jackie of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Slater of Dawson, Mrs. Nelda Maddox of Dawson and Mrs. Nelda Maddox of Dawson and Maxine Conger of Corsicana; his mother, Mrs Willie Mae Hubbard of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Lucile Johnson of Houston; and four grandchildren.

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Lena Italy (Lewis) Toten-Parrish
June 13, 1913 - July 28, 1997

OBITUARY - Corsicana Daily Sun
Italy Toten Parrish
Italy Toten Parish, 84, formerly of Dawson died July 28, at the Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana. Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Stanley Brown officiating. Burial will follow at the Dawson Cemetery. Pallbearers are her grandsons. Mrs. Parrish was born June 13, 1913 in Frost. Mrs. Parrish is survived by her son, Jackie Toten of Frost; daughters, Nelda Warren and Maxine Conger both of Dawson, and Mary Ann Slater of Navarro Mills; sister Steene Parrish of Dawson; 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

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Italy (Toten) Parrish

Services were held July 30, 1997, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with Stanley Brown officiating.  Burial was in Dawson Cemetery.

Survivors are a son, Jackie Toten of Frost; daughters, Nelda Warren and Maxine Conger, both of Dawson; sisters, Mary Ann Slater of Navarro Mills and Steene Parrish of Dawson.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove - Aug 5, 1997

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Ida Lou Townsend

Ida Lou Townsend, 69, of Hubbard passed away Friday, July 13, 2001 at her residence.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sechrest Funeral Home in High Point, N.C. Interment will follow at Floral Gardens Cemetery in High Point. Local arrangements by Wade Funeral Home. Mrs. Townsend was born Nov. 3, 1931 in High Point. She was a retired supervisor of electronic data.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sonya and Doug Grusendorf of Hubbard; grandson Ricky Ray; eight step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home.


William Fred Alexander "Alec" Tramel
June 15, 1954 - Nov 24, 2000

Fred A. "Alec" Tramel

Fred A. "Alec" Tramel, 46, of Houston passed away Nov. 24, 2000.

Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Earthman Bellaire Chapel in Houston. Services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Earthman Bellaire Chapel. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette.

Mr. Tramel was a veteran of the U.S. Army and received degrees from the University of Arizona in Tuscon and Lamar University and Lamar University in Beaumont. He was a longtime resident of Houston and had been teaching in the HISD for 11 years, most recently at Mark Twain Elementary, where he was instrumental in safety patrol.

Mr. Tramel is survived by his parents, Wilfred and Anne Tramel; brother and daughter-in-law Michael and Theresa Tramel; sisters and brother-in-laws Rossanna and Tim Werner, Evalyne and Jack Simpson, Lisa and Jafar Asi; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Mark Twain Elementary in memory of Alec.

Arrangements by Earthman Bellaire Chapel.

Notes:


Vivial Lucille (Powers) Toten

[Dallas Morning News April 1991]
TOTEN
Vivian. Survived by daughter, Joan Martin and son-in-law, Perry; grand daughter Lou Ann Borron; sister, Faye Redmond; nephew Bill Miller. Services 11:30 A.M. Monday, April 22, 1991, Restland Wildwood Chapel, Rev. Steve Bailey officiating. Interment Restland Memorial Park. RESTLAND Greenville Ave. at Restland Rd. 238-7111

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Melvin "Poppy' Traweek
Jul 2, 1914 - Aug 7, 2001

Melvin "Poppy" Traweek, 87, of Richland passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Richland with the Rev. David Franklin officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jason Barlow, Wes Barlow, Trey Elsey, Eric Fultz, Matt Price, Jeff Ramsey, Shay Traweek and Barry Wallace.

Mr. Traweek was born July 2, 1914 in Evans Chapel. He was an engineer for Southern Pacific for 37 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh Israel and Lelma E. House Traweek; sisters, Ollie Miller and Jane Turner; brothers, Clint Traweek and Terrell Traweek; and daughter, Linda Jane Wharton.

Mr. Traweek is survived by his wife, Jimma Traweek of Richland; daughter and son-in-law, Lanelle and Paul Lake of Richland; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Pam Traweek of Garland and Lonny and Jane Traweek of College Station; brother, Gail Traweek; grandsons and wives, Jason and Alissa Barlow of Richland, Wesley and Amy Barlow of Mexia, Trey and Freda Elsey, and Matt and Teresa Price of Frisco; grandson, Shay Traweek of College Station; granddaughter, Ashley O'Hare of Russellville, Ark.; granddaughters and their husbands, Jennifer and Eric Fultz of Cypress, Clair and Jeff Ramsey of Flower Mound, and Amy and Barry Wallace of Garland; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Richland, Richland, Texas 76681.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Elia Trejo
Oct 23, 1918 - Dec 6, 2000

Elia Trejo, 82, of Penelope passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000 in West.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Wade Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Penelope Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Richard Ramos, Bobby Trejo, Casey Moore, Julio Lozano, Rick Knox, Steven Markwardt, Mario Leija, Leslie Trejo, Toby Ramos, Jon Knox, Felipe Reynoso and Richie Moore.

Mrs. Trejo was born Oct. 23, 1918 in Benavides. She was a homemaker and had been a resident of Penelope since 1968. She loved crochet, needlework, sewing, gardening, cooking and her grandchildren. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Hubbard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugenio Trejo on Oct. 16, 1998.

Mrs. Trejo is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Yolanda Trejo of Covington and Luis and Rhonda Trejo of Itasca; daughters and sons-in-law, Natalia T. Ramos of Pasadena, Jane T. and Larry Watson and Helen T. and Richard Moore, all of Penelope; brother, Abel Saenz of Corpus Christi; sisters, Guadalupe Baez of Realitos and Baudelia Lozano of Penelope; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials be made to the Alzheimers Foundation.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Inez M. (Derden) Goode-Trotter
March 11, 1910 - Oct 2, 2000

TROTTER
INEZ M DERDEN GOODE, age 90, died October 2nd. She was born March 11, 1910 at Cryer Creek / Blooming Grove, Navarro County to Thomas and Rosa Pice Derden. Preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Rosa Price Derden; beloved husbands Thomas Harlan Goode and A. H. Trotter; a beloved son, Bobby Ray Goode and brothers, Earl Derden and Buddy Derden. Survived by grand-daughter and grandson-in-law, Ellen and Charles Crane of Irving; great grandson, David Pierce II of Irving; sister, Ruth Whitsett of Houston; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Derden of Houston; Helen Derden of Dallas; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends and loved ones. She served many capacities as a member of the First Baptist Church, Irving, Texas for over fifty years. She was a life time member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #777, serving as Worthy Matron and as Grand Visitor. Family visitation will be held at Brown's Memorial Funeral Home between 7:00 and 9:00 PM, Wednesday, October 4th. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 5th at the First Baptist Church in Irving with Rev. Chuck Stevenson officiating; Interment will follow at Laurelland Cemetery in Dallas.
BROWN'S MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME


Leslie Kay (Ragsdale) Trotter
Feb 9, 1967 - Jun 22, 2001

Leslie Kay Ragsdale Trotter, 34, of Denison passed away Friday, June 22, 2001 at Texoma Medical Center.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Bratcher Funeral Home, 401 W. Woodard, Denison.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Parkside Baptist Church in Denison with Dr. Chet Haney officiating. Interment will follow at Earls Chapel Cemetery in Jacksonville.

Mrs. Trotter was born Feb. 9, 1967 in Corsicana to Stanton and Joan Singleton Ragsdale. She married Chris Trotter March 14, 1992 in Kerens. She was a graduate of Kerens High School, Navarro College and Texas A&M University. She taught kindergarten in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District for 10 years. She was a member of Texas Classroom Teachers Association and Parkside Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Chris Trotter of Denison; daughter, Kaylee Trotter of Denison; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanton Ragsdale of Kerens; sisters and brothers-in-law, Robbie and Jack Lamkin of Allen and Sherry and Jack Kent of Keller; and nephews, Matthew, Jeffery and Tyler Lamkin, all of Allen, and Phillip Kent of Keller.

Arrangements by Bratcher Funeral Home of Denison


Libby (Slater) Truelove
July 18, 1925 - Jan 1, 2001

Libby Slater Truelove, 75, of Dawson passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2001 at her residence.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Flurry officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Norman Summers, Ray Rogers, Cecil Sanders, Gene Carver, Ray Woods and Tom McClinton. Honorary pallbearers will be G. C. Younger, B. D. Hubbard and Cloyce Floyd.

Mrs. Truelove was born July 18, 1925 in Spring Hill. She was a homemaker and mother who had lived in Dawson for the past 40 years. She had traveled with her husband on pipeline construction jobs all over the United States before settling down in Dawson in 1961. She was a member of the Dawson Lions Club and twice served as club president. She was also a member and current president of the Dawson Historical Society. She had served as an officer of the Dawson Saddle Club and was a member of the Dawson Ex-Students Association.

She was an organizer of the past Dawson homecoming parades and Dawson homecoming reunions. She was also a very active member of the Democratic party and was an active supporter of numerous candidates especially in Navarro County. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Dawson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Truelove in 1990; daughter, Dianna Lynn Truelove Hiener in 1998; and brother, J.C. Slater in 1999.
Mrs. Truelove is survived by her son, Billy Lyn "Buck" Truelove of Houston; grandson, Thomas Blayne Truelove of Corsicana; sisters, Margie Chandler of Ennis, Mary Halford and Linda Bryant, both of Dawson, and Jane Adams of Cross Roads; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Dawson Historical Society.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.

Notes:

  • Daughter of Bismark Slater (26 February 1899 - October 1959)& Annie Bell Cates (15 January 1909 - 11 June 1984)


Mary (Piksa) Truly
Sep 23, 1903 - June 17, 2001

Mary Piksa Truly, 98, of Arlington, formerly of Hubbard, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2001 at an Arlington hospital.

Services were held at 2 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Irwin officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Mrs. Truly was born Sept. 23, 1903 in Penelope. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Truly, in June 1992.

Mrs. Truly is survived by a sister, Fannie Novak of Penelope; and several nephews and nieces including Danny and Nora Kocian of Arlington.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.


Nancy (Phinny) Trussell
Oct 26, 1939 - June 18, 2000

PLAINVIEW (Special) Services for Nancy Trussell, 60, of Plainview will be at 2 p.m. today at Bartley-Silva Memorial Chapel with the Rev. J. Henderson, pastor of 11th and Amarillo Church of Christ, officiating. The Rev. Karl King will assist.

Cremation will be under the direction of Bartley-Silva Funeral Home.

She died Sunday, June 18, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center.

She born Oct. 26, 1939, in Corsicana. She married Travis Trussell on June 7, 1958, in Plainview.

She worked at F. W. Woolworth in Plainview, West Drug in Plainview, Sears and Robuck in Plainview and the Plainview Independent School District as a teachers aide. She owned TNT Enterprise.

She was a member of the 11th and Amarillo Church of Christ. She lived in Plainview since 1953, coming from Amarillo.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Kelly Schaffer of Pampa; her mother, Juanita Phinny of Amarillo; two brothers, Ronnald Phinny of Amarillo and Jimmy Phinny of Baytown; and a grandson.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, 3411 73rd Street, Lubbock 79423.

The family will receive friends at 2 p.m. today at Bartley-Silva Memorial Chapel.


Ernwood Brinson Tullos
Dec 17, 1925 - May 1, 1999

NOCONA, Texas Ernwood "Ernie" Brinson Tullos, 73, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, in a Denton, Texas hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church of Denton with the Rev. Lisa Wilcott officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Scott-Morris Funeral Home.

Mr. Tullos was born Dec. 17, 1925, in Frost, Texas. He and Bettye Level were married June 21, 1946, in Nocona. He joined the Navy at 17 and served as an electrician mate on the USS Ballinger for three years. He landed on Iwo Jima and saw the damage at Nagasaki, Japan. He received his degree from Texas Tech University in electrical engineering while working at Lubbock Power and Light Company. For the next two years, he was involved in renovating power stations in and around Lahore, west Pakistan. After being a consultant in Lubbock and San Francisco, he moved to Denton. He worked for the city of Denton as the director of electrical power and distribution system. After his retirement, he was involved in Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity projects, Special Olympics and Rotary Club. He was president of Bungalow Class at First United Methodist Church of Denton.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Tommy of Denton; a daughter, Garyesue T. Hooper of Lancaster, Texas; a sister, Sharon Ripaldi of Dallas; two brothers, Max of Fort Worth and Jerry of Southfork, Colo.; and six grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Son of Guy Alfred & Audrie Allene (Brinson) Tullos


Mae Francis (Harris) Turner
Sep 16, 1920 - July 5, 2000

 

FORT WORTH -- Mae Francis Harris Turner, 80, a homemaker, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at home.

Funeral: 12 p.m. Tuesday at The Heavenly Gospel Church of God in Christ. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the church.

Mae Turner was born Sept. 16, 1920, in Calvert. She was a member of The Heavenly Gospel Church of God in Christ in the Stop Six area of Fort Worth. She moved to Corsicana in 1937, then to Fort Worth in 1952. She worked as a private home caregiver until her retirement in 1990.

She was very involved in the community and received the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award from the Black Pastor's Association of Texas in 1986 by Dr. T. Haynes.

She served formerly as an usher and, at the time of her death, she was the president of the Mother's Board, and a member of Prayer Band, Missionary Board, and worked in the Field of Evangelism. She received many outstanding awards for faithful service in The Heavenly Gospel Church.

Survivors: Daughters, Mae Katherine Webster, Erma McDaniel; brother, O'Neal Harris of Los Angeles, Calif.; sisters, Eula Cruger, Chester Lena Hubbard, both of Waco; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchidlren.

Williams Funeral Chapel

 


Jewell Marie Turner

Jewell Marie Turner, 92, of Purdon passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000 in Dallas.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. O. E. Permenter officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Boulware, Gary Grice, Tim Grice and Archie Linder.
Mrs. Turner was born May 23, 1908 in Blooming Grove. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by three daughters and son-in-laws, Ruby Vestal Boulware of Purdon, Dorothy and Gary Grice of Mansfield and Wilma Dell and Archie Linder of Nacogdoches; five grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Ricky and Joetta Boulware of Mexia, Tim Grice of Arlington, Matthew Grice of Oklahoma City, Dale and Annie Ruth Linder and James and Mary Jo Linder, all of Nacogdoches; and two granddaughters and grandson-in-law, Leila and Richard Sowell and Vicki Sowell, all of Nacogdoches.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Byron N. Turner

Byron N. Turner, 42, of Garland and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at Baylor Hospital in Garland.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Eastside Church of Christ in Garland.

Memorial services will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the Eastside Church of Christ in Corsicana. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mr. Turner was born Dec. 14, 1958, in Corsicana to Charles Turner of Dallas and Maxine Turner-Kelley of Corsicana. He was a graduate of Corsicana High School and later attended Paul Quinn College. He was baptized in the Lord's church in Dallas at Cliffview Congregation and later united with the Eastside Church of Christ in Garland.

Mr. Turner is survived by his wife of eight years, Gladys Turner of Garland; sons, Danta Turner of houston, Chris Turner and Byron Turner II, both of Garland; brothers Charles II and Patsy Turner of Corsicana, Glenn Turner of Corsicana, Darrell Turner of Dallas, James and Ilona Turner of Kerens and Rodney and Nora Turner of Cronley; sisters, Felicia and Michael McGraw of Corsicana, Sandra and Ronnie Johnson, KiKi and Tony Jones and Finis Turner, all of Dallas; mother-in-law Earline Willis of Louisana and several brothers- and sisters-in-laws, a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, a loving church family and many dear friends.

Arrangements by Evergreen Funeral Home in Dallas.


Irma Beweeta "B" Turner
Dec 31, 1920 - Nov 26, 2000

Irma Beweeta Turner, 79, of Corsicana, passed away Nov. 26, 2000 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. O. E. Permenter officiating.

Mrs. Turner was born Dec. 31, 1920, in Corbet.

Mrs. Turner was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert W. Turner and her son, Don Turner.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Charles Lee and Joyce Turner of Shepherd; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Cynthia Marie (Brooks) Underwood

Cynthia Marie Underwood

Services for Cynthia Underwood, 33, of Kemp, were 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Beacon Church of Christ.

Interment followed at the Dawson Cemetery, Chico, at 4 p.m., under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home, Seven Points.

Mrs. Underwood died Nov. 6, 2000, in Athens.

She was born May 9, 1967, the daughter of Don and Glenda Brooks, in Jal, N. M. and married Kevin Patrick Underwood on June 17, 1988 in Fort Worth. They moved to the Cedar Creek Lake area in 1992 from Arlington. Mrs. Underwood was a member of the Beacon Church of Christ, in Gun Barrel City. She was preceded in death by a son, Donald Eugene Underwood in 1997.

Survivors include; husband, Kevin Underwood of Kemp; parents, Don and Glenda Brooks of Kemp; daughter, Diana Marie Underwood of Kemp; sons, Kevin Patrick Jr. and "Johnny" Underwood of Kemp; sister, Joanna Faye Bailey of Waxahachie.

Memorials may be made to a cancer society of your choice.
 


Raymond A. Unger
Nov 27, 1930 - Feb 26, 2001

Raymond A. Unger, 70, of Waco passed away Monday, Feb. 26, 2001 in Waco.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Keith Berry officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Darren Davidson, Jimmy Kasper, Kenneth Unger, Kevin Unger, Ronald Unger, Ronald Ray Unger, Tommy Unger and Charlie Van Cleave Jr.

Mr. Unger was born Nov. 27, 1930 in Palestine.

He is survived by his wife, Ida P. Unger of Waco; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Janice Unger, Kenneth and Judy Unger and Kevin and Kaye Unger, all of Waco; special son, Bo Schroeder of Oklahoma City, Okla.; special daughters, Peggy Davidson and Marianna Williams, both of Waco; sisters and brother-in-law, Frances Evans and Juanita and Lewis Mason, all of Palestine; brothers and sisters-in-law, Oliver and Sonny Unger and Robert and Lou Ann Unger, all of Waco, and Douglas and Kaye Unger of Silsbee; and grandchildren, Paulina Unger, Ronald Ray Unger, Tommy Unger and Bethney Unger, all of Waco.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Maria (Serrato) Vasquez
Nov 20, 1933 - June 6, 2001

Maria Serrato Vasquez, 67, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2001 in Waxahachie.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. George Solis officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Miguel Garza, Jimmy Guerra, Mike Guillen, Luis Lozano, David Miller and Zachary Vasquez.

Mrs. Vasquez was born Nov. 20, 1933 in Rangerville.

She is survived by her husband, Santos Vasquez Sr. of Corsicana; daughters, Nora Hilburn, Minerva Vasquez, Nellie Vasquez and Ruthie Vasquez, all of Waxahachie, Ofelia Servantes and Rose Vasquez, both of Corsicana, and Molly Lozano of Retreat; sons, Tony Vasquez, Santos Vasquez Jr., Mack Vasquez and Robert Vasquez, all of Corsicana; sisters, Lucia Garcia and Virginia Garcia, both of Harlingen; brothers, Ismael Serrato of Corpus Christi and Tony Serrato of Harlingen; 25 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Wilma "Jo" (Johnson) Velez
Aug 22, 1927 - July 28, 2001

Wilma (Jo) Johnson Velez, 73, of Dallas passed away Saturday, July 28, 2001 in Dallas.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Anthony Cheek officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Mrs. Velez was born Aug. 22, 1927.

She was preceded in death by brother Roy Banks and sister Dessie Faye Morris.

Mrs. Velez is survived by daughter and son-in-law Brenda and Dick Faulkner of Mesquite; son Tom Johnson of Grand Prairie; brothers Troy Banks of Dallas and Robert Edwards of Corsicana; sister Jean Forbus of Corsicana; grandsons Brian Faulkner of Grand Prairie and Tommy Johnson III; granddaughter Julieanne Johnson of Duncanville; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


"Clessie" Ruth (Middleton) Vinet

ARLINGTON -- "Clessie" Ruth Middleton Vinet, 78, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, in Grand Prairie.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Mansfield with Dr. Cliff Harrington officiating. Burial: Birdston Cemetery in Streetman. Visitation: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home.

Mrs. Vinet was married to L. P. Vinet for 40 years. As a young couple, they adopted their son, Daniel, when he was 5 years old. "Clessie" was a dedicated and faithful wife and mother. She spent many years ministering to young Christian women, helping them to repair and rebuild their marriages. She accomplished this through scripture-based counseling and the use of scriptural books that she authored. She was also a member of First Baptist Church in Conroe.

"Clessie" was preceded in death by her husband, Louis P. Vinet.
Survivors: Sister, Frances R. Middleton of Dallas; son, Daniel Vinet and his wife, Janet, of Arlington; grandson, Steven A. Vinet of Burleson; granddaughter, Shannon D. Vinet of Arlington; and a host of family and friends.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home


Dorothy Ann Waldon
Aug 25, 1936 - May 9, 2000

 
FORT WORTH -- Dorothy Ann Waldon, 63, a nurse, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2000, in Fort Worth after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Chapel. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Dorothy Ann Waldon was born Aug. 25, 1936, in Corsicana.

She was a lifetime member of the PTA. She worked for Harris Methodist Hospital in the rehab unit as a registered nurse; prior to that, she volunteered at Harris for many years. She was affectionately known as "Mammaw." She was a friend to many and loved by all and was eagerly awaiting the arrival of her sixth grandchild.

The family extends heartfelt thanks for the thoughts and prayers of their friends, to the staff of the seventh floor oncology unit at Harris Methodist Fort Worth, Dr. Mark Redrow and staff, and Texas Oncology Fort Worth.

Survivors: Husband, Larry G. Waldon; sons, Tony Waldon and his wife, Suzie and Larry Waldon and his wife, Sara, of Fort Worth; daughter, Larissa Waldon of Fort Worth; and grandchildren, Stephanie, Tim, Scott, Colin and Tristan Waldon.

Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Road

 


Naomi Ruth Walker

FORT WORTH -- Naomi Ruth Walker, 58, a retired Fort Worth school district bus driver, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at Pilgrim Valley Missionary Baptist Church, 4800 S. Riverside Drive. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Arlington. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Naomi Ruth Walker was born in Kerens on Dec. 26, 1941. She was a graduate of Nolan High School in San Antonio. She was a lover of music.

Survivors: Mother, Ida Woods; daughter, Trina Hinds and husband, George; sister, Penola Owens and her husband, Julius Sr.; grandson, Demario Smith; great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and great-nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors


Minnie Lee Wallace

MRS. MINNIE LEE WALLACE, 86, of Tomball, TX died January 13, 2001. She was born in Pursley, TX on August 21, 1914. Services are at 2:00 p.m. January 16, 2001 at Family Funeral Care at Calvary Hill in Humble, TX under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Rosewood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until service time Tuesday at Family Funeral Care. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Gerald G. & Dollie L. Wallace of Houston, three brothers, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Nobles Funeral Chapel, 402 E. Blackshear, Navasota, TX 77868


Mrs. K. C. Wallace
Aug 24, 1915 - Mar 5, 2001

Mrs. K. C. Wallace, 85, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 5, 2001 in Ennis.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mrs. Wallace was born Aug. 24, 1915 in Navarro County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, T.G. Wallace.

Mrs. Wallace is survived by her daughter, Carol Wallace of Corsicana; sons, Mike Wallace of Corsicana and T. W. Wallace of Long Mount, Colo.; brother, R.B. Herrin of Corsicana; grandsons, James Allen of Irving, Jeff Wallace and wife Marsha of Colorado and Johnathan Wallace of Corsicana; granddaughters, Valorie Glaser and husband Ernie of Broomfield, Colo. and Tanya Kiedinger and husband Richard of Plano; and great-grandchildren, Christopher Glaser and Jeannie Glaser, both of Broomfield, Colo., and Abby Kiedinger, Jake Kiedinger and Justin Kiedinger, all of Plano.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Julia June (Szenasi) Wallace
June 17, 1920 - June 7, 2001

TEXARKANA, Texas - Julia June Wallace, age 80, of Hooks, Texas, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, in a local adult care center.

Mrs. Wallace was born June 17, 1920, in Corsicana, Texas. She was a homemaker and a Christian. She was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Wallace.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila and Ray Harmon of Hooks, Texas, and Linda and Homer Fields of Holliday, Texas; two sisters, Irene Johnson of Logan, Utah, and Ethel Haines of Fayetteville, Ark.; five grandchildren, Michael Harmon of Austin, Texas, John Fields of Arlington, Texas, Karen Jeter of Austin, Texas, Nikki Cottingham of Austin, Texas, and Wallace Harmon of Cookeville, Tenn.; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Crestview Memorial Park, Wichita Falls, Texas, with Rev. Larry Davis officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Texarkana Funeral Home.

Those wishing to memorialize Mrs. Wallace may make contributions to the American Cancer Society, 5325 Summerhill Rd., Texarkana, Texas 75503.
 


Erma (Baker) Walton
Feb. 18, 1917 - Oct 14, 2001

Erma Baker Walton, 84, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001at Baylor Medical Center of Dallas.

A wake service will be held 7 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel AME Church with the Rev. Billy Freeman officiating. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery.

Mrs. Walton was born Feb. 18, 1917 in Groesbeck. She was a member of the Bethel AME Church. She received her formal education in the Richland School District, G. W. Jackson High School and Jarvis Christian College. She is a retired school teacher of 38 years in the Corsicana Independent School District.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Hassie Baker and husband, Searcy Walton.

She is survived by sisters, Everletta Cananaugh, Thelma Walker and Prentice Thronton; sister-in-law, Freddie Baker; brother-in-law, Curtis Cavanaugh and a host of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary


Vincy Walton

Lubbock Avalanche Journal
FORT WORTH (Special) - Services for Vincy Territo Walton of Fort Worth will be at 1 p.m. today in St. Bartholomew Catholic Church with burial in Laurel Land Memorial Park under direction of Laurel Land Funeral Home.

She died Monday, June 23, 1997, in Fort Worth.

She was born in Corsicana. She was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Business & Professional Women's Organization, Lone Star Chapter and the American Business Women's Association.

She was an accountant for Catholic Charities of Fort Worth.

Survivors include three sons, Mark L. of Fort Worth, Terry V. of Las Vegas, Nev., and James E. of Burleson; two daughters, Sandra A. Murphy of Arlington and Jody B. Walton of Fort Worth; two sisters, Rosa Lee Johnson and Frances Welch, both of Lubbock; and nine grandchildren.


Wilfred Winfield Walton ( 1917 - 1997)

Abilene Reporter - April 7, 1997
W. W. "Bill" Walton
BRECKENRIDGE - W.W. "Bill" Walton, 79, died Saturday at a local hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Andrews Episcopal Church with the Rev. Craig Reed officiating. Burial will be in Breckenridge Cemetery, directed by Melton Funeral Home.

Mr. Walton was born in Corsicana and moved to Breckenridge from College Station in 1947. He graduated from Corsicana High School and from Texas A&M University in 1944. He was a petroleum engineer, a rancher and an independent oil operator. He was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Elks Lodge, Lions Club and a lifetime board member of the Dallas YMCA Camp Grady Spruce. He married Bea Blankenstein in 1943 in Pasadena.

Survivors include his wife, of Breckenridge; one daughter, Frances Wood of Mineral Wells; one son, John Walton of Abilene; one sister, Elaine Parker of Corsicana; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials to St. Andrews Episcopal Church Memorial Fund or to the donor's favorite charity may be left at the funeral home.

Notes:

  • Wilfred Winfield Walton Born 13 Nov 1917 - Died 5 April 1997 in Stephens Co., TX


James Luther "Poochie" Ward
Dec. 23, 1956 - June 17, 2000

ARLINGTON -- James Luther "Poochie" Ward, 43, employed with AVNET in Grapevine as a forklift operator, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at his home.
Funeral: Noon Wednesday at Church at Philadelphia, 4716 Wichita St. in Fort Worth. Burial: Petersburg Cemetery in Kerens. Visitation: noon Tuesday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors Inc.

James Luther "Poochie" Ward was born Dec. 23, 1956, in Columbus, Ga. He was a former resident of Columbus, Ga. He was a 1975 graduate of Hardaway High School. He was employed at Avnet in Grapevine as a forklift driver. He was preceded in death by his father, James F. Jones; his mother, Mary Ann Ward; his stepfather, Sgt. Huey P. Ward; his grandmother, Effie Lyles; and grandparents, Walker and Ruby Alexander.

Survivors: A devoted wife, Cynthia Jones-Ward of Arlington; daughters, Lakesha Jones of Arlington and Ericka and Leslie Jones, both of Columbus, Ga.; grandchildren, Kanesha McFail and Ishamael Herod VII of Arlington; uncles, Walker (Dwen) Alexander of Buffalo, N.Y., Robin (Gloria) Alexander, of Augusta, Ga.; aunts, Shirley A. Toombs, Lillie (Henry) Harris, Wanda (Alphonso) Rutledge and Hannah B. Alexander, all of Columbus, Ga.; father-in-law, James Billingsley, of Columbus; brother-in-law, Leon (Ritha) Abdullah, of Los Angeles, Calif., James (Trinces) Jackson of Ozark, Ala. and Lester (Ann) Bryant of Rosemond, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Barbara Mitchell of Fort Worth and Barbara Jackson of Ozark, Ala.; and a host of cousins, relatives and friends.


Dorothy Nell (Allen) Ward
Feb. 24, 1930 - June 22, 2001

Dorothy Nell Ward, 71, of Kerens passed away Friday, June 22, 2001 at Baylor Health Care Hospital in Dallas.

A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church, 401 Fourth St., Kerens, with the Rev. Earnest Betts officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Danny Owens, Jerry Sayles, Thurston Lindsey, Henry Lindsey, Wallace Lindsey, Jeff Baker and Billy Bartee. Honorary pallbearers will be Byron Lindsey and Otis Hall.

Mrs. Ward was born Feb. 24, 1930 in Navarro County. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church where she served on the hospitality committee. She also was retired from Curtis Mathis Manufacturing Company in Athens.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Booker T. Lincoln and Douglas Ward; and son, Morris Lincoln.

Mrs. Ward is survived by her daughters, Edna Bryant and Lizzie Lawrence, both of Kerens, Ruth Baker, Ginger Allen, Vanessa Wilson and Judy Ward, all of Dallas; sons, Leonard Lincoln, James Lincoln, Emerson Ward, Carl Ward and Terrance Ward, all of Kerens, and Lennard Reed of Dallas; brothers, Hez Allen Jr. of Grand Prairie and Charles Allen of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister, Irene Lott of Kerens; 29 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Annie (Covington) Ward
Feb 18, 1907 - May 27, 1998

LEVELLAND (Special) - Services for Annie C. Ward, 91, of Levelland will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Tim Turner, pastor, and the Rev. Bruce Cotton, pastor of College Avenue Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in City of Levelland Cemetery under direction of Geo. C. Price Funeral Directors.

She died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, in Levelland Nursing Home.

She was born Feb. 18, 1907, in Navarro County. She moved to Levelland from Navarro County in 1944. She married V. L. Ward on Oct. 3, 1925, in Navarro County. He died Jan. 11, 1996. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, Floyd Ward of Levelland; three daughters, Naomi Mulkey and Avis Keen, both of Levelland and Joyce Huffaker of Lubbock; a brother, Tucker Covington of Purdon; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.


Enid E. Warren
June 2, 1924 - Aug 9, 2001

Enid E. Warren, 77, of Richland passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Des Moines, Iowa.

Mrs. Warren was born June 2, 1924 in Fonda, Iowa.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, John I. Warren of Richland; son and daughter-in-law, John L. and Darlene Warren of Richland; brothers, Willis Hollingsworth of Little Elm, Lloyd Hollingsworth of Denver, Colo., and George Hollingsworth of Plainfield, Ill; sisters, Myrtle Slater and Flora Vitiritto, both of Des Moines, Iowa; granddaughter, Jodi Dickerson and Tresa Shimonek, both of Mildred; grandsons, Chris Warren and Steven Warren, both of Mildred; and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Charlie Joe "Bill' Warrington
Feb 1, 1924 - July 9, 2001

Charlie Joe "Bill" Warrington, 77, of Corsicana passed away Monday, July 9, 2001 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Teri Hildebrand officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Norman O'Rear, J. T. Fulton, Ronald Shaw, Arlen St. Clair, Bobby Bruce and Chuck Rash.

Mr. Warrington was born Feb. 1, 1924 in Blooming Grove. He served in the Navy during World War II as an aviation machinists mate on Torpedo Squadron Four on the USS Essex. He received the Presidential Unit Citation and the Air Medal.

He was employed by Bethlehem Steel in Corsicana and transferred to Houston with Continental Emsco in 1959. After moving back to Corsicana he began working as a carpenter and cabinet maker. After his retirement he spent many hours with friends playing golf and repairing their clubs, a hobby he enjoyed. He will be remembered by his desire to get young people started playing golf. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, he will be sorely missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Bertha Warrington; brothers, Buddy and S.J. Warrington; and sisters, Jewel, Leone and Lorene Warrington and Mary Moffitt.

Mr. Warrington is survived by his wife of 52 years, Margaret Warrington of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Connie Warrington of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Travis Stutts of Corsicana; grandchildren, Mike McCaleb and wife Shelly, Kevin McCaleb and wife Shanda, Stuart Warrington, Justin Warrington and Courtney Warrington, all of Corsicana; great-grandchildren, Joshua Ray McCaleb and Kali Lee Ann McCaleb, both of Corsicana; brothers and sisters-in-law, Sam and Virginia Warrington of Austin, Wayne and Rita Warrington of Minnesota, James Robert Warrington of Corsicana and J. D. and Betty Moffitt of Pasadena; sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Joe Ard of LaRue; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and good friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Alice Faye Warrior
July 25, 1939 - Oct 28, 1997

Alice Warrior

Services for Alice Faye Warrior, 57, of Lubbock will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Church of the Living God with elders Roy Rogers and Dyrric K. Hendricks officiating.

Burial will be in the City of Lubbock Cemetery under direction of Ossie Curry Funeral Home.

She died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, at her residence.

She was born July 25, 1939, in Corsicana. She married Perry Warrior, and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Gary of Lubbock and Perrion of Wichita Falls; a daughter, Kathy R. Hamilton of Lubbock; two sisters, Jimmie R. Bellamy of Bronx, N.Y., and Liz Ervin of Lubbock; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


Roy "Buster" Washam
Jan. 14, 1947 - Mar 5, 2001

Roy "Buster' Washam, 54, of Powell passed away Monday, March 5, 2001 in Ennis.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. David Hale, Dr. Gary W. Johnson and the Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating. Interment will follow at Bazette Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chris Barber, Christopher Barber, David Carroll, David Owen, Skipper Payne and Tommy Ray. Honorary pallbearer will be Charles Stuart.

Mr. Washam was born Jan. 14, 1947 in Roane.

Mr. Washam is survived by his wife, Louise (Wendy) Washam of Powell; daughter and husband, Niki and David Carroll of Springfield of Springfield, Missouri; stepdaughter and husband, Tammie and Chris Barber of Corsicana; brother and wife, Sam and Julie Washam of Lubbock; sister, Patricia Eubanks of Ennis; grandsons, James Tyler Roberts of Denton, Cory Campbell of Corsicana and David Carroll of Springfield, Missouri; granddaughters, Alex and Peyton Carroll, both of Springfield, Missouri; stepgranddaughter, Haylie Barber of Corsicana; step great-grandson, Christopher Barber of Corsicana; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Mrs. Eula Mae (Riles) Washington
Aug 8, 1912 - Nov 23, 2000

 
Eula Mae Riles Washington, 88, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000 at Corsicana Nursing Home.

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

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Independent Baptist Church, 703 E. Fifth Ave., with the Rev. Donald Lacey officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Anthony Craig Washington, Stephen Washington, Aubrey Keith Gibbs, Norris Clay Gibbs, Marion Douglas Jackson II, Kamau Jabari Jackson and Michael Anthony Sims. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons and trustees of First Independent Baptist Church.

Mrs. Washington was born Aug. 8, 1912 in Navarro. She was a member of First Independent Baptist Church where she served faithfully until her health failed. She was a member of the missionary society and deaconess board. She was a longtime member of the Jerusalem Lodge No. 109, O.E.S.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Washington Sr.; daughter, Florine Washington; and parents.

Mrs. Washington is survived by her daughters, Eunice Alfreda Washington of Dallas, Wanda Johnson of Los Angeles, Calif., Corine Jackson of San Francisco, Calif. and Vanessa Franklin of Corsicana; sons, Aubrey Washington Jr. and Arnold Keith Washington of Corsicana, Joseph Washington and Jasper Washington, both of Dallas, and Anthony Washington of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister, Myrtle Lewis of Corsicana; brother, Claude Riles of Corsicana; family friend, Johnetta Williams of Dallas; sister-in-law, Jewel Riles of Corsicana; 25 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


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Dallas Morning News

DALLAS MORNING NEWS - Nov 29, 2000
WASHINGTON MRS. EULA MAE RILES of Corsicana, Tx., passed away November 23, 2000 in Corsicana. Wake Services will be held Thursday November 30, 2000 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary 1100 East 5th Avenue. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 1, 2000 at the First Independent Baptist Church, 703 East 5th Avenue, Corsicana, Tx with Rev. Donald Lacey officiating. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery:. Mrs. Washington was born August 8, 1912 in Navarro to Jasper Riles and Amanda Thomas Riles. She received her formal education in the Navarro County School District. She met and married Aubrey Washington, Sr. who preceded her in death. To this union ten children were born. At an early age she professed a Faith in Christ, and she united with the Silent Grove Baptist Church in Cheneyboro. She later united with the First Independent Baptist Church where she served faithfully until her health failed. She was a member of the Missionary Society and the Deaconess Board. She was a longtime member of the Jerusalem Lodge No. 109, O.E.S. Survivors include: Four daughters; Eunice Alfreda Washington of Dallas; Wanda Johnson of Los Angeles; Corine Jackson of San Francisco; and Vanessa Franklin of Corsicana; Five sons: Aubrey Washington and Arnold Keith Washington both of Corsicana; Joseph Washington and Jasper Washington both of Dallas; Anthony Washington of Los Angeles, CA.; one sister, Myrtle Lewis of Corsicana, one brother, Claude Riles of Corsicana; a devoted family friend Johnetta Williams of Dallas; sister-in-law, Jewel Riles of Corsicana; twenty-five grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Aubrey Washington, Sr., and a daughter, Florine Washington. Arrangements by: ROSS AND JOHNSON MORTUARY 1100 E. 5th Ave. Corsicana, Texas 75110 903-872-4661
 


James McClellan Wassell
Sep 27, 1911 - Jun 29, 1997

DALLAS (Special) - Services for James McClellan Wassell, 85, of Plano will be at 3:30 p.m. today in Wildwood Chapel in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.

He died Sunday, June 29, 1997, in Plano.

He was born Sept. 27, 1911, in Corsicana. He graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1938. He served as president of the Lubbock Bar Association. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and the Presbyterian church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He practiced law for many years. He worked for the Veterans Administration and Small Business Administration, retiring in 1979. His wife, Kathryn, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; a son, Bud of College Station; two daughters, Kay Jackson of Arlington and Carol Betty of Richardson; two stepchildren; a brother, John of Dallas; a sister, Patricia Kirby of San Antonio; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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Luther W. Waters
Jan. 14, 1903 - Jan 4, 2001

Luther W. Waters, 97, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Kerens City Cemetery.
Mr. Waters was born Jan. 14, 1903 in Jackson, Miss. He grew up in Mildred and was a department manager for Sears for 35 years, retiring in Tyler. He was a member of Grace Bible Church until he moved to Corsicana, where he was a member of Park Meadow Baptist Church. He resided at Friendship Towers eight years and spent his last years at Twilight Home, which he loved calling his home.

Mr. Waters is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Joye H. and Fred Mitchell; grandson, David P. Mitchell; great-grandsons, Paul Mitchell, Ben Mitchell and Matthew Mitchell; and great-granddaughters, Jenny Mitchell and Katie Mitchell, all of Mexia.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Jack Wilson Waters
Jan. 1, 1941 - Jan 28, 2001

Jack Wilson Waters, 60, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001 in Round Rock.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. John Ellis officiating.

Mr. Waters was born Jan. 1, 1941 in Dallas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Tasha and Dennis Barker of Cedar Park; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Al Carnes of Irving; and numerous, cousins, aunts, uncles and close friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

 


Elna (Mitchell) Watkins
Oct 2, 1910 - May 7, 2001

Elna Mitchell Watkins, 90, of Corsicana passed away Monday, May 7, 2001 at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Inman officiating. Interment will follow at Black Hills Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Carmack Watkins, Earl Loyd Watkins, Billy Bob Watkins, Kenneth Ray, James Brown and W. J. Armstrong.

Mrs. Watkins was born Oct. 2, 1910 in Barry to Bert and Ida Mitchell. She was a member of Emhouse Baptist Church where she was the pianist for several years and taught small children in Sunday School. She was also active in PTA work and the Women's Friendship Club at Emhouse. She was a devoted housewife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charlie Watkins; sister, Ima Robinson; and brother, George Mitchell.

Mrs. Watkins is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Lavonne Watkins of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Bob Cohen of College Station; three grandsons and wives, Lewis and Margie Watkins of Barry, Mike and Lorri Watkins of Bedias, and Kevin and Liz Watkins of Overton; six great-grandchildren, Brooke, Brittany and Brendon Watkins of Barry, Cassie and Casey Watkins of Bedias, and Logan Watkins of Overton; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Marie and Poncho Baird of Santa Fe, NM; sister-in-law, Buela Mitchell of Barry; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Emhouse Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Joy Lee Watkins
Apr 11, 1928 - Aug 17, 2001

Joy Lee Watkins, 73, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews Chris Burleson, Adam Renfroe, Joseph Holmes, John Watkins, Ross Renfroe and Will Renfroe.

She was born April 11, 1928 in Barry. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ollie and Hazel Watkins; and sister, Mary Watkins.

Survivors include her sister, Gayle Burleson and husband Bill of Corsicana; brothers, Gene Watkins of Houston and John Watkins and wife Diann of Odessa; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


William Calvin Watson, Sr.
Sep 14, 1896 - Jan 11, 1996

Obituary: Corsicana Daily Sun Jan 14, 1996, Friday, pg 2a
William Calvin Watson

William Calvin Watson, 99, of Corsicana, died Jan 11, 1996 in Corsicana.
Services were today at 3 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Fred Stevens of Missionary Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat. Services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Lavelle Layfield, Kyle Layfield, Charles Williams, James Hayes, Ronnie Schults and Jeffery Baggett.

Mr. Watson was born Sept 14, 1896 in Corsicana. He was a member of Missionary Baptist Church and a retired mechanic with Ford Motor Co. He was a foreman at Lenard Motor Co. He was a lifelong resident of Corsicana and co-owner of Watson and Rhodes Garage.

Mr. Watson is survived by daughters Katherine Herman and Betty R. Matthews of Lindale; stepdaughter Pat Layfield of Kerens; stepson, Emmett Ellington of Little Rock, Ark; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mr. Watson is preceded in death by wife Nena Watson; son W. C. Watson Jr., and stepson Cecil C. Ellington.

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Nena Versie (Williams) Watson
Feb 26, 1897 - Aug 12, 1974


Mrs. Watson
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral home Chapel for Mrs. W. C. Watson, 77, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Luther Crawford will officiate with burial to follow at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was a native of Emmett and had lived in Corsicana most of her life.
Survivors include her husband of Corsicana, tow sons, Cecil Ellington of Azle and Emmett Ellington of Little Rock, Ark: a daughter ,Mrs. T. E. Layfield of Kerens; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a brother J. H. Williams of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. R. J. Cox of Arlington and Mrs. Nettie Skinner of Corsicana.
Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Samuel Edgar Watson
d. Feb 10, 2001

HOUSTON -- Samuel Edgar Watson, 74, a retired accountant, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at a Houston hospice.

Funeral: Noon Tuesday at Restland of Dallas, 13005 Greenville Ave. Officiating will be Dr. Jimmy Finley, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana.
Although Mr. Watson was a native of Fort Worth, he had lived for many years in Houston.

Mr. Watson was an avid golfer and bowler, an enthusiastic amateur musician and artist, loved to dance, laugh and meet people. Sam will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors: Sisters, Edna Mae Watson and Nita Coats of Houston; brothers, Larry Watson of California and Bert Watson of Austin; daughter, Sondra Nation of Arkansas; sons, Ron Watson of Corsicana and Ric Watson of Kentucky; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and the Doris Watson family of Frisco.

Restland Funeral Home, Dallas, TX


Katie L. (Solomon) Wattley
|Jan. 24, 1913 - Nov 21, 2000

FORT WORTH -- Katie L. (Solomon) Wattley, 87, a retired cook, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, 205 N. Walker, Malakoff, Texas. Burial Steen Cemetery in Malakoff. Visitation: noon to 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with family hour 6 to 7 p.m.

Katie Wattley was born Jan. 24, 1913, in Kerens to the late Ross Wattley and Eula Granville Wattley. She attended Trinidad and Malakoff schools and graduated from Malakoff High School. She moved to Dallas with J. H. Roberts family and continued as a loyal employee for more than 55 years, providing a nurturing and caring environment for several generations. Katie Wattley was an excellent gourmet cook and enjoyed it from the heart. She united the Arlington Park Baptist Church of Dallas and gave of her services untiringly with the Missionary Society, Neighborhood Prayer Band, Hospitality Committee and Sunday School. Katie Wattley lived in Fort Worth since 1990 to be with her daughter because of a decline in health.

Survivors: daughter, Eula Faye Cleveland of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Gabrille Washington, Dauaris Wahsington, Paul Cleveland, David Cleveland, all of Fort Worth; nephew, Alfred Wheatley; family, Larrym Ava, Andrea, Sammie; special cousin, Jessie Mae Barbee; extended family, Mark Roberts; Linda and family;great-great-nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Baker Funeral Home, Fort Worth, TX


Lloyd Earsey Watts
Oct 24, 1907 - Feb 10, 2001

FORT WORTH -- Lloyd Earsey Watts, 93, a retired railroad worker, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at a Fort Worth nursing home.

Funeral: Noon Friday at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 522 Missouri Ave., Fort Worth. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel. Wake: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Lloyd Earsey Watts was born Oct. 24, 1907, in Corsicana. He was one of 15 children born to Charlie and Jeffery Ann Stewart Watts; his twin, Floyd, died at age 7. Lloyd came to Fort Worth over 80 years ago. He worked as a coach cleaner for Texas and Pacific Railroad until his retirement in 1972; and then was employed by Miller Mutual Insurance Co. until his second retirement. Lloyd was then employed by Bass Enterprises until retirement in 1992. During his spare time, he was a waiter at local country clubs and served private parties and held a part-time job at American Airlines.

He was a loyal member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church and had served as an usher. He was a master Mason, affiliated with Grand Temple Lodge #75.
A daughter, Lorean Petty Srain, preceded him in death.

Survivors: Wife, Hattie Mae Watts; son, Eddie G. Watts; daughter, Gloria A. Amos of Arlington; brothers, J. W. Lofton of Dallas and Frederic Lofton of Aurora, Colo.; grandchildren, Rory Steward and Mishaun A. King of Arlington and Dr. Aaron Amos of Denver, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Antony Howard and Courtland King; great-great-grandchildren, Haki, Iman and Nile Howard; and other family members and friends.

Baker Funeral Home, Fort Worth, TX


Thad Ozell Watts
Aug 24, 1915 - Jan 18, 2001

Thad Ozell Watts, 85, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

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

Mr. Watts was born Aug. 24, 1915 in Corsicana to Thad Tucker and Mattie Lucy Watts. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Bell Watts; son, Victor Loyd Watts; daughter, Betty Jo Wheat; brother, Victor Ed Watts; and parents.

Mr. Watts is survived by his sons, Thad Ozell Watts Jr. and wife Elaine of Corsicana and Lindzie B. Watts and wife Sammie of Groesbeck; daughters, Billie Fredrick of Kennedale, Betty Abbie of Tool, Mary Lou Hollaway and husband Billy and Linda Kizer, all of Corsicana; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Addie Mae (Scott) Way
April 15, 1915 - Mar 16, 2001

Addie Mae Way, 85, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, March 16, 2001, in Corsicana.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Resthaven Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Way was born April 15, 1915, in Cayuga. She was a licenses vocational nurse and a member of First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by parents, J. B. and Gussie Scott; son, Ronald Scott Way and grandson, Jon Eric Way.

She is survived by sons, Joe D. and Doris Way of Las Vegas and Tim W. and Jerri Way of Ft. Worth; daughter, Mary Ann and Gene Womack of Corsicana; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 510 W. Collin Corsicana TX 75110 or the American Heart Association 1615 Stemmons Freeway Dallas TX 75207

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Florine (Farmer) Weaver
June 14, 1919 - June 12, 2001

Florine F. Weaver, 81, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at her residence.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Harold Scott officiating.

Mrs. Weaver was born June 14, 1919, in Navarro County. She was employed by Hable Construction for 17 years.

She was preceded in death by daughter Gloria June Weaver.

She is survived by her husband, Winston Weaver of Corsicana; sons, Nathan Weaver of Dallas and Winston Weaver Jr. of Camas, Wash.; sisters, Cloe Summerall of Corsicana and Aubry Adams of Dallas; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren


J. W. Weaver
Aug. 8, 1938 - Aug 10, 2001

J. W. Weaver, 63, of Dawson passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2001 in the V.A. Hospital in Temple.

Services will be 1 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Chapel with Pastor Michael Green officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Mr. Weaver was born Aug. 8, 1938 in Freestone. He lived most of his life in the Dawson area. He was retired from his former job as a potato inspector for Tom's Foods in Corsicana. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was an Army veteran. He was a Pentecostal.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Alexander and Josie Weaver; sisters, Bertha Thomson and Joann Blackmon; and brothers, Daniel Weaver and Eddy Jean Weaver.

Mr. Weaver is survived by his wife, Bertie Jo Weaver of Dawson; sons, Frank Weaver and wife Polly of Corsicana, and Jeff Weaver and fiancee Mary Coron of Rice; daughter, Patricia Ann Guardado and husband Lino of Little Rock, Ark.; grandchildren, Dennis and Mindy Collins, Angel, Destaney, Samantha and Desirae Weaver, all of Corsicana, Jamie and Anhellica Munoze of Mexico, Eddabertha and Blanca of Little Rock, Ark., and Ellisha Coron and Mario Ruize of Rice; great-grandchildren, Dre and Lizzy Collins of Corsicana; brother, Doug Fogg of New York; and sisters, Mildred Walker of Euless and Carol Sue Donohue of Penelope.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Dr. Gayle M. Weaver
June 24, 1938 - Nov 2000

DALLAS MORNING NEWS - November 15, 2000
WEAVER, DR. GAYLE M. Family and friends will celebrate the life of Gayle Weaver on Saturday, November 18, 2000 at 10:00 am in the Performance Hall of Eastfield College in Mesquite. Gayle was born in Richland, Texas on June 24, 1938 to Ora V. and Sylvester G. Weaver. He grew up in the Groesbeck, Texas area. Gayle attended Navarro College in Corsicana at the beginning of his lifelong journey in education and teaching. He received a B.S. in Business and Math and a B.S. in Biology from East Texas State University. He received a M.S. in Geology and Physics from the University of Oklahoma. He also received a Ph.D. in Science Education from East Texas University in 1969. Gayle began his teaching career as a science teacher at Wortham High School in 1952-54 and in Blooming Grove High School in 1964-65. In 1965, he studied at the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies in Tennessee. At the inception of the Dallas County Community College System in 1966, Gayle began his 36 year career as a science teacher in higher education In 1970, he opened Eastfield College where he served in a teaching capacity as professor of biology. Gayle will be missed dearly by his students, friends, colleagues and especially, his family. Gayle was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Tommy Joe. He leaves behind a family who celebrates with joy his legacy of life. Loved ones include his wife Susan; his son, Gayle and Yolie Weaver II of Plano; daughters Jan Weaver, Christi and son-in-law Jason Troutman, and stepson John Robbins; his three grandchildren, Colton and Kinsley Troutman, Dakota Robbins; his brother and family Dale and Nora Weaver; his sister-in-law, Marie Weaver; his mother-in-law, Anita Parker as well as many friends and associates. Gayle went home to his Lord on Monday, November 13, 2000. At the family's request, in lieu flowers, gifts should be sent to the Dr. Gayle Weaver Scholarship Memorial fund, in care of the Science Division; 3737 Motley, Mesquite, TX 75150, or contact The Science and Math Division.
 


Thelma Lucille Kelly Webb

Thelma Lucille Kelly Webb, 98, of Lacy-Lakeview passed away Thursday, May 10, 2001 at her residence.

Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Curtis Holland officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Webb was born Nov. 6, 1902 in Swan, near Tyler, to Charles William Kelly and Susan Reid Kelly. She attended Cottonwood grade school and Hubbard High School. She graduated from Tyler Commercial College in 1921. She married Smith Webb Oct. 28, 1922. They raised a family of five children in the Malone and Mt. Calm area where they farmed and ranched.

Mrs. Webb was a member of First Baptist Church in Mt. Calm for many years. She moved to Waco in 1957. She worked at Wolfe Manufacturing in a supervisory and inspection capacity until the early 1970s when she retired.

She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Lacy-Lakeview for many years. She remained active with her family and grandchildren. Her hobbies were crocheting, quilting and gardening. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Smith Thomas Webb in 1953; son, William Rufus Webb in 1996; daughter, Margaret Anetha Mounce in 2000; and granddaughter, Darlene Davis in 1981.

Mrs. Webb is survived by her son, S.T. Webb Jr. of Houston, James Curtis Webb of Harlingen and Robert Lawrence Webb of Tyler; grandchildren, Wanda Priest, Paula Tucker, Joe Webb, Linda Webb, Buddy Webb, Kelly Thedford, Lee David Webb, Mark Webb, Susan Webb, Anthony Webb and Vincent Webb; 17 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard


Logan Elijah Webb
Feb 17, 1996 - Mar 7, 2001

TEMPLE TX-- Logan Elijah Webb, 5, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at a Temple hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Curtis Baker and the Rev. Wess Haefs will officiate. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Pallbearers: His uncles, Greg Webb, Michael Mesker, Brandon Webb, Travis Bright, Vince Frazier and Johnny Corbell.

God's angel, Logan Elijah Webb, came into this world prematurely Feb. 17, 1996, in Dallas, weighing 2 1/2 pounds with a terminal illness. He lived the first five years of his life in Blooming Grove, then moved to Waco and to Temple, where he was to become a big brother this fall.

Survivors: Parents, Kenneth W. and Tracey L. Webb of Temple; maternal grandmother, Theresa Mesker of Corsicana; maternal great-grandparents, Dorothy and Albert Krutilek of El Campo; paternal grandparents, JoAnn Ward of Dallas and Billy and Maryann Webb of Fort Worth; paternal great-grandmother, Joyce Webb of Dallas; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


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