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Dorothy (Yates) Bradford
Dorothy Bradford, age 64, of Lockhart, died Wednesday, December 19, 2001. She was born on December 28, 1936, in Corsicana, Texas, the daughter of Clarence Alvie and Dixie Lee Yates Brooks. She was a member of the Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Earl Bradford, on April 17, 2001. Survivors include her sons, Charles Corsentino III of Corpus Christi, Alan Craig Corsentino of Austin, Colin Corsentino of Austin, and Shawn Bradford of Plano; daughters, Debra Hurst of Victoria, and Susan Bell of Rosharon; brothers, Donald Ray Brooks of Nacogdoches, and Larry Brooks of Conroe; sister, Geraldine Sifford of Angleton; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren. Services will be Friday, December 21, 2001, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lockhart with Father Alberic Lipinski officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale. A special thanks to Ester Thompson and Peggy Roberts for the loving care they gave our Mother. Arrangements by McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart. - Austin Statesman

Effie Lena (Brown) Carroll
July 1978
El Paso Times, 19 July 1978

Mrs. Effie Lena Carroll, 89, 4000 Santa Ana Drive passed away Monday. She had been a resident of El Paso 36 Years and was a member of the Baptist Church. She was the widow of the late Stephen Carroll, prominent merchant and railroad man in Corsicana, Texas. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bon Hall, El Paso, sister, Mrs. Hattie Bunch, Corsicana and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 2 PM in the Harding-Orr & McDaniel Montana Avenue Chapel, Chaplain Anthony Longval officiating. Entombment will be in the Restlawn Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Eddie Carter, Robert N. Barriger, Cecil Brown, Raymond C. Adkins, Charles F. Glass and Leonard H. Swager. Honary pallbearers will be Ladies of the Oriental Shrine of North America, El Minya Court No. 46.

Notes:

  • Donated by: Charles E. Carroll

John Thomas Dyer

John Thomas Dyer
January 13, 1969, Corsicana Daily Sun    Blooming Grove - Funeral services were held Sunday at 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church for John Thomas Dyer, 74, who died Friday. The Rev. R. J. Chesser officiated. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.    Surviving are his wife, three sons, a daughter, six brothers, two sisters, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Clyde Oliver Tullos

January 13, 1969, Corsicana Daily Sun  

Blooming Grove--Final rites for Clyde Tullos, 68, were held Monday at McCormick Funeral Chapel. He died Sunday in Memorial hospital at Corsicana.

Officiating were the Rev. A. F. Sanders of Garland and the Rev. R. J. Chesser of the First Baptist Church here.

Tullos was born Feb. 5, 1900 in Frost and moved to Blooming Grove in 1945. He was a retired electrician, a Master Mason and member of Halbert Lodge No. 641 at Frost.    Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bernice Tullos of Blooming Grove; a brother Guy Tullos of Frost; two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Hester of Austin and Shreveport; a half-sister, Mrs. Mollie Porter of Grand Prairie; two grandsons, Charles Richard Tullos and Thomas Glenn Tullos of Corsicana.    Pallbearers were T. P. Penney, Sidney Moore, Roy Spencer, Clyde Dale, Beuford Farish, Delma Tippin, T. G. Haynes, H. S. Whorton.    Honorary pallbearers were Loyd Frederick, E. O. Barham, Chester Strain, Buddy Ross and Clovis Haden.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs - Feb 2002
  • Son of James Alexander "Jim" & Lula Bell (Culberson) Tullos   ..elw
  • TXDI: Tullos Clyde Oliver 1969/01/12 NAVARRO M SINGLE

Robert McGraw

Robert McGraw January 6, 1969, Corsicana Daily Sun.

Blooming Grove--Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church for Robert McGraw, 61, who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. James Peppers, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

A native of Blooming Grove, he was a lifelong resident of this area and a retired farmer.   

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Jim Bob McGraw of Frost and Raymond Edward McGraw of Blooming Grove; seven daughters, Mrs. Nanny Ruth Palmer, Mrs. Peggy Sue Cannon and Miss Doris Ann McGraw all of Garland; Mrs. Lena Mae Winstead and Mrs. Glenda Jo Bain, both of Irving; Mrs. Dorothy L. Hill of Lindale, Texas; and Mrs. Diane Carnish of Newberg, N.Y.; 25 grandchildren; three brothers, Ernest, Dorsey and Raymond McGraw all of Blooming Grove; and two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Pullin of Prairie Hill and Mrs. Edith Muirhead of Ennis.

Pallbearers were L. O. McGraw,  Earl McGraw, C. L. Saunders, Fred McGraw, Boyd Bryant and Noel Furra.    

Notes:

  • b. 16 July 1907 - d. 4 January 1969
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs - Feb 2002

Louis Lee Parum
Sep 06, 1896 - Jan 27, 1973

L. L. Parum January 29, 1973, Corsicana Daily Sun

Frost--Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Frost Baptist Church for Lewis L. Parum, 76, retired Frost farmer who died Saturday of a heart attack while visiting in Hubbard. The Rev. James Aldridge, pastor, was to officiate, and burial was to be in Frost Cemetery under direction of McCormick Funeral Home.

A resident of Frost for the past 60 years, he was a veteran of World War I, serving in the Army, and was a member of the Frost Baptist Church. His wife, Eva, preceded him in death in 1968.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Imogene Norsworthy, Nashville, Ark; two sons, Joe Parum, Frost, and Burns Parum, Grand Prairie; give grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Rhoda Alley of Lincoln, MO; and one brother, W. B. Parum, Odessa.

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Katie Lee (Larremore) Brown
1924 - Jan. 25, 1973

Mrs. K. Brown
January 29, 1973, Corsicana Daily Sun   
Blooming Grove--Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tyree Chapel Methodist Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Kattie Lee Brown, 49, of Blooming Grove, who died Thursday at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Rev. Larry Rosenberg, pastor, officiated and burial was at Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents, a brother, five nieces and six nephews.    

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs - Feb 2002
  • d/o Arthur Larremore and Emma (Ellison) Larremore



Mrs. K. Brown
BLOOMING GROVE—Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tyree Chapel Methodist Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Kattie Lee Brown, 49, of Blooming Grove, who died Thursday at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

Rev. Larry Rosenberg, pastor will officiate and burial will be at Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana will direct.

Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Larremore of Blooming Grove; a brother Vernon Larremore of Blooming Grove; five nieces and six nephews.

Pallbearers will be Frank Williams, Jr., Courtney Prescott, Jimmy Ingram, Lattimore Smith, Ned Hill, and Dan Nelson.

Mrs. Brown was injured in a fire at her residence in Blooming Grove, Jan. 12.

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Odis Leaburn Ragan
June 9, 1897 - Jan 22, 1973

January 23, 1973, Corsicana Daily Sun

Barry--Funeral services were to be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Anderson-Clayton Funeral Home in Mesquite of Odis L. Ragan, 76, of Mesquite, native of Barry who died Monday in Mesquite.

Another funeral service is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana. Burial will be at the Dresden Cemetery.

He was a native of Barry and had lived in Mesquite for seven years.

Survivors include his widow, a son, a daughter, three grandchildren and four brothers.  

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Odis Ragan

Odis Ragan, 75, native of Corsicana and resident of Mesquite, died Monday morning at his residence in Mesquite.

He was the brother of Mrs. Winnie Odom of Corsicana.

Funeral services are pending at a Mesquite Funeral Home, and burial will be at the Dresden Cemetery in Dresden Community.

Other survivors include his widow, Mrs. Eva Ragan of Mesquite; a son, Donald Ragan, and a daughter, Betty Alice Reagan, both of Mesquite; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mable Slaughter of DeSoto; and four brothers, Jimmy Ragan of Greenville, Reo Ragan of Midland, Troy Ragan of Houston, and E. D. Ragan of Humble, Tex.

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Ewell Goswick

Card Of Thanks In Memory Of Ewell Goswick January 21, 1973, Corsicana Daily Sun

Born June 28, 1900 at Barry, Texas, he passed away January 2, 1972. He left behind a wife, four daughters, nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, his mother age 90, a brother and two sisters.

Many of you will remember him from the many years he drove and operated the City Bus here.

His loved ones want to take this means of thanking the doctors & nurses, for their dedicated professional service. Our appreciation also goes to the ministers, and our many friends and relatives for their comforting expressions of sympathy during our time of sorrow.

He married Mae Park on December 9, 1922. They celebrated their Golden Anniversary only 24 days before his passing. To the may friends who braved the weather on that icy Sunday in December to share that happy occasion, we are so thankful. To all who visited them throughout the month we thank you. As the Bible says "Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep." This you have done and we will be forever grateful.

In loving memory of our husband and father we share this poem.  

Loving Memories

Your gentle face and patient smile
With sadness we recall
You had a kindly word for each
And died beloved by all.
The voice is mute and stilled the heart,
That loved as well and true,
Ah, bitter was the trial to part
From one so good as you.
You are not forgotten loved one
Nor' will you ever be,
As long as life and memory last
We will remember thee.
We miss you now, our hearts are sore.
As time goes by we miss you more,
Your loving smile, your gentle face
No one can fill your vacant place.
 
Mrs. Mae Goswick
Eula Mae Haynie
Wynelle Garrison
Nila Jean Sinclair
Ellene French

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs - Feb 2002
  • His wife, Mae, is buried at Oakwood.  I assume Ewell is buried there also

William Kirby White

Kirby White January 15, 1973, Corsicana Daily Sun

Dresden--Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Dresden Methodist Church in Dresden, Tex. for Kirby White, 63, of Houston, who died Monday morning in Houston. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.

He was a native of Dresden and had lived in Houston for 23 years. He was a security guard and a member of the Dresden Methodist Church.

Survivors include a brother, Otis White of Taylor; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Reagan, Mrs. Bauline Blake, and Miss Aline White, all of Houston; and several nieces and nephews.

Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana will direct.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs - Feb 2002
  • TXDI: White William K 01-15-1973 HARRIS Male
  • SSDI: WILLIAM WHITE 08 Apr 1910 Jan 1973 77008 (Houston, Harris, TX) (none specified) 459-28-4109 Texas

Miss Jessie May (Crocker) Scales-Luther- Ledbetter- Crocker
Oct 7, 1887 - Jan 7, 1973

Blooming Grove--Miss Jessie May Crocker, 85, native of Navarro County and resident of Blooming Grove, died Sunday morning at Paulyne's Convalescent Home in Corsicana.    Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Monday at the McCormick Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, Rev. Ken James will officiate, and burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

She was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mrs. Katie Crocker of Blooming Grove, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were to be Bobby Ralston, J. O. McSpadden, Sammie Saunders, Drew Gillen, Floyd Armstrong, and R. B. McCormick.    

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Wife of (1) William Marvin Scales, (2) G. L. Luther, (3) Fred Ledbetter, Apparently changed name back to Crocker; Daughter of James William Arl & Nannie Pricilla Clementine (Smith) Crocker
  • Texas Death Index:
    Crocker  Jessie    01-07-1973  NAVARRO  MARRIED 
  • Social Security Death Index (Note the day of death does not match the Texas Death Index)
    JESSIE M CROCKER 07 Oct 1887 15 Jan 1973 (V) 76626 (Blooming Grove, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 466-80-9349 Texas

     


J. M. Yates

J. M. Yates, 94, Dies Friday, Rites Saturday

J. M. Yates, 94, retired farmer, died in Dawson Friday morning.    Memorial services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. B. Fowler, pastor of the Hopewell Baptist Church.

Native of Alexander City, Ala. he came to Navarro county 78 years ago and resided in Corsicana prior to moving to Dawson.

Surviving are four sons, Davie Yates, Frost; Alfred Yates, Corsicana; Ed Yates, Blooming Grove and Ellis Yates, Fort Worth: five daughters, Mrs. Maddie Lee Gunn and Mrs. Willie Wilson, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Nannie Herring of Arlington; Mrs. Joe Smith, Fort Worth and Mrs. Opal Montgomery of Dawson: 26 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs - Feb 2002
  • I do not have the dates of this obit, just 1966 on top. Most likely it was from a Blooming Grove newspaper. ...Dana

Hickman L. Green

Hickman Green, 83, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002 in Arlington.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Beverly Hills Baptist Church in Waco with the Rev. Carrol Hambrick, Dr. David Slover and the Rev. Newton Hambrick officiating. Interment will follow at McGregor Cemetery.

Mr. Green was born June 9, 1918 in Corsicana to Edgar Lee and Lucy Olive (Lawler) Green. He was a 1936 graduate of Corsicana High School and continued his education at the University of Houston where he studied music. He later studied art with the Famous Artist School. On Dec. 4, 1939, he married Ruby Ethel York in Houston. During World War II, he served his country in the U.S. Navy. Much of his adult life was spent in church music ministry, both conducting chorus, as a soloist and performed chalk talks in a number of churches. He served as a deacon, taught Sunday school and served on various committees in churches where he lived and was a member. He was employed as a draftsman for Texas Pipe Benders in Houston until his 1985 retirement. In 1986, he moved to Oglesby from Deer Park. When his health began to decline, he moved to the Fort Worth area. For the last five years, he lived in Arlington.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Ethel York Green on April 26, 1999; brothers, Kenneth Green and Walker LaFollette Green; and grandson, Steven Hambrick.

Survivors include his daughters, Carol Delaney of Pasadena, Sandra Hambrick and husband Carrol of Hewitt, Gaye Hubble and husband Ted of Lake Worth, Hope Henry and husband Jimmy of Hurst, and Faith Westerberg and husband Bob of Sugar Land; brother, Lee Green of Lynnwood, Wash.; sister, Elizabeth Ingham of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Arrangements by Cole Funeral Home of McGregor.

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Mary Katherine (Smith) Jenkins-McBride
May 19, 1918 - Jan 15, 2002

Mary Katherine McBride, 83, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with James T. Davis and Otis Dunagan officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Stepp, Richard Stepp, Rhett Parrish, Hubert W. Rutledge, Owen Dorsey, Olin Dorsey and David Bell.

Mrs. McBride was born May 29, 1918 in Rockwall to Sam and Bessie Jackson Smith. She was homemaker.

Survivors include her son, Raymond Jenkins of Palestine; daughters, Barbara Rogers and Virginia Rogers, both of Corsicana, Katherine "Pat" Rutledge of Cleburne, and Sheila Harris of North Little Rock, Ark.; brothers, James Smith of Corsicana, Kenneth Smith of Seven Points, and Wayne Smith of Mesquite; 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Earle Campbell
Dec. 16, 1924 - Jan 15, 2002

Earle Campbell, 77, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Randy Dill, Sammy Charles Dill, Kenneth Douglas Jr., Bret Douglas, Dickie Mullenix, Clay Beard and Ross Rhodes. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Hambrick, Kenneth "Buck" Douglas, Zane Stites and Alvis Robinson.

Mr. Campbell was born Dec. 16, 1924 in Pursley to Booker and Willia Anderson Campbell. He was a foreman for a lumber company for many years. He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Helen Campbell of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Jimmy Nelms of Arlington; and grandchildren, Kendra and Ben Owen of Trinidad.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church Benevolent Fund, 2800 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, Texas, 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Baby Valdez

Baby Valdez passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001 in Tyler.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Williams officiating.

Survivors include parents, Juan and Maria Valdez; sisters, Daniela Lopez, Brianda Valdez, and Naomi Valdez; grandparents, Joaquin and Isabel Butron and Maria O. Valdez, all of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Gaylord Eugene Brown
May 19, 1964 - Jan 14, 2002

Gaylord Eugene Brown, 37, of Dallas passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2002 in Dallas.

Wake services will be held from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Friday at Cedar Crest Place Funeral Home, 4830 S. Lancaster, Dallas.

Services will be noon Saturday at Eastside Church of Christ in Corsicana. Interment will follow at Lincoln Cemetery in Dallas.

Mr. Brown was born May 19, 1964 in Corsicana to Lester Earl and Osie Brown. He graduated from Wilmer-Hutchins High School, and attended Navarro College in Corsicana. He was a member of Eastside Church of Christ in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lester Earl Brown; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ocie Lewis and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Williams.

Survivors include his mother, Osie Andrews of Fort Worth; children, Kendrick Majors of Dallas, and Sabrina, Malcolm and Ariana Carr of Corning, Calif.; brothers, Dwayne Brown and wife Lorretta of Mesquite, Anthony Brown and wife Doris of Galveston, Lawrence Brown and wife Brenda, Tyrone Leonard, and David Lynn Coleman and wife Margie, all of Corsicana, and Lester Leonard of Houston; sisters, Priscilla Johnson and husband Charles of Mount Calm, Anna Brown of Corsicana and Nichelle Nikol Leonard of Dallas; stepsisters, Janice Collins of Dallas, Kathy Jones of Cedar Hill, and Frances Andrews of Corsicana; stepbrother, Walter Andrews Jr. of Irving; god brother, Melvin Mitchell of Lancaster; godfather, Johnny Brown of Dallas; god grandmother, Dora Brown of Dallas; aunts, Zanell Cain and husband Vasley of Tyler, Hattie Albert and husband Alton of Corsicana, Geraldine Donaldson, Glenda Bluitt and husband Maurice, Janet Nobles, and Bennie Tillman and husband Varnado of Dallas; uncle, Samuel Williams of Dallas; special friend, Yolanda Scroggins; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Cedar Crest Place Funeral Home of Dallas.


Mary Alice Wallace
June 16, 1924 - Jan 15, 2002

Mary Alice Wallace, 77, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. S.H. Jemerson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends. Mrs. Wallace was born June 16, 1924 in Kilgore.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie Wallace.

Survivors include her sister, Dilcy Wheat of Houston; niece, Katherine Haynes of Houston; nephew, the Rev. Charles E. Wheat; several cousins including Lois Kelly, Georgia Mae Alford, Addie Johnson, Sally Jones, Doris Lewis and Ida B. Ivory; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Dorothy Estes/Hopkins
June 29, 1906 - Jan 16, 2002

Dorothy Estes Hopkins, 95, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002 in Malakoff.

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. Bill Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Estes, Brent Estes, Doug Gray, Mike Estes, Richard Estes and Steve Estes.

Mrs. Hopkins was born June 29, 1906 in Corbet. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dola Estes; second husband, Homer Hopkins; and 11 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her daughter, Jerene Estes McKinney and husband James of Dallas; sons, James Estes of Corsicana, Wayne Estes and wife Margie of Rice, Otis Estes of Terrell, and Carlos Estes and wife Tina of Maypearl; sister, Elizabeth Pryor of Waco; 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Fannie Sue Gilbert
June 6, 1930 - Jan 15, 2002

Fannie Sue Gilbert, 71, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrews United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Proctor Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Mrs. Gilbert was born June 6, 1930 in Fairfield. She had been a waitress at Navarro Hotel, a housekeeper and a hairdresser. She was also a faithful member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church where she united in 1950.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Merlin Gilbert; uncle, Lawrence Jackson; cousins, Wynona Liggins, Hazel Grace Mayes, Penny Liggins and Brittney Liggins; stepsister, Martha Ruth Jackson; step nephew, Michael Jackson; and a host of other relatives and friends including her dog Spinner.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Barbara (Hoyt) Cogdell
July 27, 1935 - Jan 16, 2002

Barbara Hoyt Cogdell, 66, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at SouthPark Funeral Home, 1310 N. Main St., Pearland.

Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at SouthPark Funeral Home. Interment will follow at SouthPark Cemetery.

She was born July 27, 1935 in Wheaton, Mo. to Maurice and Pearl Hoyt. She loved to fish and visit with her friends at the lake. She was a member of Lakeland Baptist Church in Lewisville and played violin for First Baptist Church in Dallas.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmie Cogdell of Demi John Island in Freeport; mother, Pearl Hoyt; daughter, Cheri Snead; brother, Max B. Hoyt of The Woodlands; sister, Rowena Stephens; four grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Arrangements by SouthPark of Pearland.


Exa Mae (Coker) Howell
May 8, 1941 - Jan 18, 2002

Exa Mae Howell, 60, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Coker, Dicky Coker, Jeff Coker, James Barker, Jimmy D. Coker and Keith Weaver.

Mrs. Howell was born May 8, 1941 in Eureka to Duard E. and Florine Barker Coker. She was as member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She was a member of the Eastern Star, was a past matron of Lockhart Chapter 210, was a past matron of Corsicana Chapter 118, and served as deputy grand matron District One Section Six from 1987 to 1988. She worked in the loan office for Nations Bank for many years.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Howell Sr. of Corsicana; sons, Jim Howell Jr. of Corsicana and Tommy Howell and wife Tina of Southlake; daughter, Terrie Wilhelm and husband James of Lockhart; grandchildren, Bryan Wilhelm, Matthew Howell, Brandon Howell and Marissa Howell; and brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Ada Coker of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Eloise (Williamson) Pillans
Nov. 1, 1915 - Jan 18, 2002

Eloise Pillans, 86, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Steve Orbison and Russell Bankes officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Ken Akers, George Aldama, Bill Roughton, Alfred Dickey, John Brown and Gene Robinson.

Mrs. Pillans was born Nov. 1, 1915 in Fairfield to William Frank and Victoria Elizabeth Love Williamson. She was a 1933 graduate of Fairfield High School and continued her education at Baylor University in Waco receiving her bachelor's and master's degree in education. She was a career teacher starting in Freestone County, later moving to Corsicana teaching third grade at Travis Elementary. In 1960, she became elementary coordinator of the Corsicana public schools and worked in the Head Start program. She retired in 1982.

On Sept. 25, 1943, she married Jack Pillans in Glen Rose. She was a founding member of North Beaton Church of Christ in Corsicana, teaching various Sunday school classes.

She was preceded in death by her brother, W. F. Williamson Jr. of Corpus Christi; and sister, Doris E. Williamson of Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband, Jack Pillans of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Lynda Pillans of Dallas; granddaughters, Stacie Pillans Karl and husband Bob of Houston, and Julie Pillans of Dallas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Katherine Ruth (Brown) Hamilton
May 26, 1911 - Jan 19, 2002

Katherine Ruth Hamilton, 90, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Center.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services are expected to be held in Blackwell, Okla. on Tuesday.

Mrs. Hamilton was born May 26, 1911 in Caldwell, Kan. to Fred E. Brown and Rosa Hoechstenbach Brown. She graduated from Blackwell High School. She was a beautician and had lived in Corsicana since 1978. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Morris Campbell; second husband, Aden Hamilton; a six brothers and sisters, including the late F. E. "Bud" Brown of Corsicana.

Mrs. Hamilton is survived by a host of nieces and nephews, including Gary D. Brown of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Larry Dean Steele
Jan. 16, 1952 - Jan 20, 2002

Larry Dean Steele, 50, of Winkler passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002 in Dallas.

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Midway Cemetery with Rev. Danny Richardson, Jr. officiating.

Mr. Steele was born Jan. 16, 1952 in Anahuac. He was a jewelry salesman.

He was preceded in death his parents, Bill and Hattie Redwine Steele, and his sister Pam Jenkins.

Mr. Steele is survived by sister Mary DeVellier and husband Jerry of Winnie; and brothers Don Steele and Thomas Ray Steele, both of Winkler, and Abe Steele and wife Christine of Richland.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Jonnye E. (Cunningham) Lansford
April 4, 1916 - Jan 21, 2002

Jonnye E. "Nana" Lansford, 85, of Richland passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2002 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Nanette Wyatt officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Marlon Cockerell, Bob Dickson, Paul Lansford, Stephen London, Gene Rash and Grant Rash.

Mrs. Lansford was born April 4, 1916 in Richland. She was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church in Richland, and was a 56-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Ladies Club of Richland.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Zoe Lansford Cofer; and parents, John and Velma Cunningham.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Guy Lansford of Richland; daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Charles Ray of Richland; sister, Joyce Poindexter of Wortham; grandson, Kelly Cofer and wife Kathy of Tupelo, Miss.; granddaughters, Jann London and husband Stephen of Katy, Jill Rash and husband Gene of Fairfield, and Terri Ray of Richland; 10 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 200 N. 13th St., Suite 102, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


James Ray Baxter
Nov. 30, 1931 - Jan 21, 2002

James Ray Baxter, 70, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2002 in Bazette.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Kerens. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Mr. Baxter was born Nov. 30, 1931. He was a rancher, former Kerens Independent School District board member, and retired Chattanooga Glass driver.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn McElwreath Baxter; mother, Ruby C. Baxter; children, Peggy and Sam Anderson, Rachel and Pete Gracia, Bill and Jodie Baxter, Frank and Cindy Baxter and Ellen and George Brown; brothers, Joe Baxter and Richard Baxter; sister, Evadne Salzar; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and friends.

Memorials may be made to Prairie Point Cemetery Association.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.


Vernell Smith
March 28, 1930 - Jan 18, 2002

Vernell Smith, 71, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Taylor Memorial Church of God in Christ with Elder Charles Washington officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Edward Polk, William Collins, Kory Crawford, Derrall Mosley, Tony C. Smith and Roy Bradford. Honorary pallbearers will be Jonathan Reese, Bervin Smith, Edward Kennard, LaSalle Donnell and Ronnie Taylor.

Ms. Smith was born March 28, 1930 in Mexia.

She was preceded in death by her son, Joe Dean Kennard; and sisters, Robbie Beachum, Mable Beachum and Ardelia Reese.

Survivors include her daughters and son-in-laws, Joyce and Roy Bradford, Connie and Edward Polk, Vivian Smith, and Nova Conley; sons and daughters-in-law, Walter and Terry Kennard, and Edward and Mary Alice Kennard; sisters, Elvia Cephus, Jessie Brown and Viola Reese, all of Corsicana, Clara Williams and Roselle Fisher of Fort Worth; 18 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends including a special friend, Lily Davis.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Beulah Pearl McDaniel

Beulah Pearl McDaniel, 84, of Gunter passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2002 in Gunter.

Family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday before the services at Wade Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty Hill Cemetery near Dawson with Delbert Goins officiating.

Mrs. McDaniel was born June 24, 1917 in Tulia. She was a longtime resident of Tulia, but had lived in Gunter since 1987. She was a homemaker and had been an active member of the Church of Christ in Tulia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cross McDaniel in 1958.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Rayford and Frances Townsend of Hubbard; grandchildren, Peter Wayne Townsend and Donald Ray Townsend, both of Hubbard, and Margaret Tabors of Corpus Christi; 11 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Alice Elizabeth (Pevehouse) Green
Aug 10, 1886 - Jan 31, 1972

Obituary - Corsicana Daily Sun
Mrs. Green
Funeral Services for Mrs. Alice Green, 85, lifelong Frost resident, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Frost Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Wilson officiating. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home. She died Monday in Paulyne's Convalescent Home here. Pallbearers were Bryan Dunagan, Max Watts, James David Caffy, Leo Gallman, Bud Fields, J. N. McMinn, Bud York and Tom Hoosier. She is survived by seven sons, Irvin J. C., C. R., M. R. and Truitt Green, all of Frost; Jerry Green of Waco, and B. W. Green of Sweeny; a daughter, Mrs. Bobby Raines of Frost; 19 grand children; 16 great-grand children; four sisters, Mrs. John Autrey of Dallas, Mrs Glenn Adams of Dawson, Mrs. Clind Hollingsworth of Frost, and Mrs Addie Cynthia Seidel of Torrance, Calif.; and a brother Earl Sims of Frost.

Notes:

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FUNERAL FOR MRS. GREEN TUESDAY

Mrs. Alice Green, 85, died Monday morning in Paulyne's Convalescent Home in Corsicana. Funeral for the lofelong Frost area resident was held Tuesday at 2 oclock in Frost Baptist Church. She was the widow of the late Ben Green.

Survivors include seven sons, Irvin, J. D., C.R., M. R., and Truitt Green, all of Frost, Jerry Green of Waco, and B. W. Green of Sweeney; one daughter, Mrs. Bobby Raines of Frost; 19 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. John Autrey of Dallas, Mrs. Glen Adams of Dawson, Mrs. Clint Hollingsworth of Frost, and Mrs. Addie Seidel of Torrence, Calif; one brother, Earl Sims of Frost.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - Feb. 2, 1972

Annie (Montgomery) Driver

Annie Montgomery Driver, 84, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2002 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Center in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church with Elder Charles Washington officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

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

Mrs. Driver was born April 24, 1916 in Chatfield. She lived in Corsicana for over 60 years and was known as the best 7-Up Cake maker at Mount Olive Church. The cake melted in your mouth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman W. Driver; daughters, Bertha A. Driver and Doris Driver; and sons, Herman Driver Jr. and Joe Driver.

Survivors include her sons, Jimmy Driver and Larry Driver, both of Corsicana, and Roger Driver of Beaumont; daughters, Dica Driver Weaver of Dallas and Rosie Driver Kelley of Corsicana; brothers, Hardy Montgomery and Hugh Knox, both of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.


David Lee "Shorty' Robinson

David Lee "Shorty" Robinson, 55, of Dallas passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2002 at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

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

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Taylor Memorial Church of God in Christ with the Rev. Joe Curtis Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Albert Britten, Brenton Freeney, Lester Freeney, Steven Robinson, Dewayne Robinson and Djaun Robinson.

Mr. Robinson was born Nov. 15, 1946 in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Piccoal Robinson; two brothers and one sister.

Survivors include his wife, Myrlin; children, Janet Robinson, Jacqueline Robinson, Algie Robinson, Howard Robinson, Robin Wilson, Stevin Bass and David Bolden; stepchildren, Gregory Freeney, Antonio Brown and Freddie Brown; brothers, O.C. Robinson, Willie Robinson, Eddie Robinson, Lawerence Robinson, Leon Robinson, Billy Robinson, Marvin Robinson, Melvin Robinson, Bobby Robinson, Joe Curtis Robinson and Cleveland Robinson; sisters, Lorene DuBoise, Vernon Mae Pickett and MaryLee Jones; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, nine step grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Louise Faye (Bethany) Wattley

Louise Faye Wattley, 75, of Hutchins passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2002 at Lancaster Hospital in Lancaster.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Chapel.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Full Gospel Baptist Church, 308 E. 11th Ave., with the Rev. Leonard L. Gardner officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Mrs. Wattley was born April 11, 1926 in Pettys Chapel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie B. Wattley Sr.

Survivors include her son, Bernard Wattley of Irving; stepdaughters, Doris Gillis and Earnestine Powell, both of Kerens; brothers, Homer Bethany of Dallas and Raymond Bethany and wife Frances of Lancaster; nieces and nephews, Beverly Bethany of Lancaster, Jake Bethany of McKinney, Roseann Bethany, Nancy Bethany, Alice Bethany, Sandra Bethany and Naomi Garrett; and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Gloria (Reyna) Loredo

Gloria Reyna Loredo, 50, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002 in Corsicana.

Services are pending.

She was born June 15, 1951 in Fort Worth to Amado B. and Anita Martinzez Reyna. She had worked at Wal-Mart as a department manager and cashier for several years.

She was preceded in death by her father, Amado Reyna Sr.; mother, Anita Luna; and stepfather, Mike Luna.

Survivors include her son, Anthony Alvarado of Corsicana; daughters, Michelle Alvarado of California, Annette Alvarado and Stephanie Loredo, both of Corsicana; grandchildren, Kennedy Horton, Paris Horton, Anita Gonzales, Devin Loredo, Timothy Alvarado and Nicole Alvardo; brothers, Amado Reyna of Mesquite and Robert Reyna of Dallas; sister, Mary Trevino of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Placed 04-26-2000 Athens Review

Barbara Black

Services for Barbara Black, 47, of Trinidad are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Cedar Fork Baptist Church in Trinidad with the Rev. Lance E. Williams officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary in Corsicana.

Ms. Black died April 20, 2000, in Corsicana.

She was born July 20, 1952, in Trinidad.

Ms. Black was preceded in death by her father, John A. Black; and brother, Kelvin C. Black.

Survivors include her mother, Flora J. Black of Trinidad; sister, Angela Kay Frazier of Trinidad; niece, Syretta Rene Frazier; nephew, Byron Lequient Frazier; aunt, Lois Dean Green; and uncle, the Rev. R.I. Green of Flint, Mich.

Pallbearers will be Edward Polk Sr., Edward Polk Jr., Derek Anderson, Anthony Boggs, Cory Jenkins and James Gregg.


Placed 11-20-2000 - Athens Review

Miskel Teddy (Hinkle) Kelly

Services for Miskel Teddy Kelly, 72, of Chandler were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Leagueville Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Bragdon officiating.

Burial followed at Leagueville Cemetery under the direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home of Chandler.

Mrs. Kelly died Nov. 17, 2000, in Chandler.

She was born Feb. 17, 1928, in Frost.

Mrs. Kelly was a member of Leagueville Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and a wife for 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, R.R. and Thelma Hinkle.

Survivors include husband, J.C. Kelly of Chandler; son and daughter-in-law, David and Ronda Kelly of Pearl, Miss.; brother, Otis Hinkle of California; sisters, Ruth Hughes of Ennis, Wilma Downey of Fort Worth, Joe Brown of Amarillo and Seal Wardlow of Ennis; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Jesse Coker, Tom Gould, Doug Ping, Bob Davis, Ralph Dunklin and Otis Rainwater.

Honorary pallbearers were J.D. Johnston and Wayne Tubbs


Lottie Mae (Davis) Oldham

Athens Review

Services for Lottie Mae Oldham, 76 of Tyler are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Burks Walker Tippit Chapel in Tyler with the Rev. Bill Barnett and the Rev. Jerry Hawbaker officiating.

Burial will be at Hawthorne Cemetery.

Mrs. Oldham died April 12, 1999, in a Tyler hospital.

She was born July 30, 1922, in Frost, and lived in Tyler most of her life. She also lived in Emmit. She was a member of Noonday Baptist Church and was retired from Swan's Furniture.

Mrs. Oldham is survived by her husband, Turman J. Oldham of Tyler; sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby Wayne and Peggy Oldham of Murchison, Paul Edward and Debby Oldham of Noonday and Eric Neil and Patsy Oldham of Noonday; brothers, Vernon D. Davis of Lake Tawakoni, Raymond D. Davis of Shreveport, La., and Jimmy L. Davis of Noonday; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Kirk Oldham, Turman Oldham, Kelly Oldham, Greg Oldham, James Landrum and Edgar Shelton.

Visitation with the family will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


Jackie Nell (Hustead) Omberg

Athens Review

Graveside services for Jackie Nell Omberg, 64, of Waco are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Frost Cemetery under the direction of Connally/Compton Funeral Directors of Waco.

Mrs. Omberg died March 9, 1999, at a local hospital.

She was born Nov. 20, 1934, in Frost to Jack Leo Hustead and Mable Ruth Hollingsworth Hustead. Mrs. Omberg was a registered nurse and a long time resident of Waco. She will be missed and is loved by all her family.

Mrs. Omberg was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Mitchell Omberg Sr. in 1994.

She is survived by two sons, James Michael Omberg of Waco, Jack Mitchell Omberg Jr. and his wife, Lisa Karen of Waco; daughter, Melody Omberg Anderson and her husband, Joe of Waco; 10 grandchildren, Emilee, Erika, Elisa, Evonne, Heather, James, David, Stacie, Samantha and Jackie; one brother, Donnie Leo Hustead and wife, Pat of Cross Roads and one sister, Barbara Cowell of Malakoff.

The family will receive visitors Wednesday between 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.


Placed 2-14-2001 Athens Review

Ella F. Crenshaw

Services for Ella F. Crenshaw, 87, of Mexia are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. James Hooper officiating.

Burial will follow at Mexia Cemetery under the direction of Blair-Stubbs of Mexia.

Mrs. Crenshaw died Feb. 13, 2001.

She was born June 15, 1913, in Pursley.

Mrs. Crenshaw lived most of her life in the Mexia area. She worked as a licensed vocational nurse. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and of the Dorcas Sunday School Class.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Pyburn Crenshaw, in 1993.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Marty Mack and Leiann D. Crenshaw of Mexia; sister, Eva Ferrell of Mexia; sister-in-law, Bessie Jackson of Athens; grandchildren, Melissa Ann Little, Bryan Kurt Crenshaw and Bradley Jesse Crenshaw, all of Mexia; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home


Gordie Wheeler

Graveside services for Gordie Wheeler, 86, of Corsicana were held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the New Chatfield Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.

Mrs. Wheeler died Feb. 27, 1999, in Corsicana.

She was born July 3, 1912, in Montfort.

Mrs. Wheeler is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Brooks and Lue Wheeler of Tupelo; daughter and son-in-law, Lee and Charlie Szenasy of Athens; two sisters, Myrtle Bancroft of Eureka, and Ruby Burgett of Corsicana; grandchildren, Ruth Williams of Angel Fire New Mexico, Greg and Karen Wheeler of Allan; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Donny Williams, Karli and Cody Wheeler; several nieces and nephews.


Placed 11-5-99 - Athens Review

Allie Pearl (Renfro) Bass

Services for Allie Pearl Bass, 90, of Athens are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Brown Funeral Home Chapel with David Mahan officiating.

Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Foster & Brown Funeral Home of Athens.

Mrs. Bass died Nov. 3, 1999, in Athens.

She was born Sept. 24, 1909, in Blooming Grove to R. H. and Mary Alice Crouch Renfro. She was a teacher at rural schools in Anderson County and also at Cayuga and Stafford Springs. She was a member of Eastern Hills Church of Christ.

Mrs. Bass is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Wyva Bass of Orange and Gary and Celia Bass of Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Calvin Brewer of Gilmer; sisters, Lorene Kirksey of Athens and Huldah Pate of Livingston; brother, Erwin Renfro of Pealitas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Placed 04-18-2000 - Athens Review

Thelma (Barton) Adair

Graveside services for Thelma Barton Adair, 78, of Irving are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Leagueville Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Foster & Brown Funeral Home.

Mrs. Adair died April 16, 2000, in Irving.

She was born Sept. 17, 1921, in Blooming Grove to Jesse Regon and Vattie Mae Lewis Barton.

Mrs. Adair was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leslie Adair, in 1975; brother, Isacc Barton; and sister, Annie Mae Graham.

Survivors include her daughters, Juanelle Adair of Irving and Joanne Adair of Irving; grandchildren, Max Szakacs of Euless, Dyann Adair of Euless, Les Adair of Irving and Adam Pais of Irving; sister, Ima Cantrell of Athens; and one great-grandson.

The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


Placed 11-29-2000 - Athens Review

Anna (Brown) Bennett

A memorial service for Anna Brown Bennett, 96, of Athens are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church of Athens with the Rev. Don Wilson officiating.

A private burial will precede the service at Athens City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Foster & Brown Funeral Home of Athens.

Mrs. Bennett died Nov. 27, 2000, in Athens.

She was born Sept. 10, 1904, in Blooming Grove. She was elected to the office of Henderson County Clerk and remained in office for 18 years.

Mrs. Bennett was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Bennett; parents, Joe and Hulda Brown; son, Corky Bennett; daughter-in-law, Patsy Bennett Harvey; son-in-law, Judd Ramsey of Arlington; brother and sister-in-law, Marion and Lynette Brown; sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Conner Dickson of Corsicana; sister, Josephine Brown; brother-in-law, W.J. Fondren; and aunt, Alpha Attaway.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Maggie Bennett of El Paso, Pat and Donna Bennett of Athens and Jack and Patsy Bennett of Spring; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Boone Fields of Athens, Lois and James Ditto of Arlington, Margaret and Bob Redden of Rockwall and Conner and Dan Barnes of Athens; sister, Dortha Fondren of Corsicana; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund at First Christian Church or to the Trinity Valley Community College Scholarship Fund.


Lorene (Renfro) Kirksey

Services for Lorene Kirksey, 89, of Athens are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel in Athens with Charles Kenneth Butler officiating.

Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home of Athens.

Mrs. Kirksey died Nov. 11, 2001, in Athens.

She was born Nov. 16, 1911, in Blooming Grove to Marlin and Mary Crouch Renfro.

Mrs. Kirksey was a resident of Henderson County since 1919. She was a member of Eastern Hills Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Hugh Kirksey, in 1991; parents; and sister, Allie Pearl Bass.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Hugh C. and Clarice Kirksey of Frankston; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Charles Butler of Midlothian; brother, Ervin H. Renfro of Realitos; sister, Huldah Pate of Livingston; grandchildren, Kristin Kirksey, Charles Kenneth Butler, Curtis Butler and Kevin Butler; and one great-grandson.

Family will receive friends from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.


Robert Earl Howell

Services for Robert Earl Howell, 59, of Malakoff are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Eubank Funeral Home Chapel in Canton.

Burial will follow in Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home.

Mr. Howell died May 11, 2000, in Minden, La.

He was born May 21, 1940, in Kerens to Odell Lloyd and Alma Lee Fletcher Howell, and raised in Rural Shade near Kerens. He was married to Brenda Nabors in 1973. Mr. Howell was a truck driver for over 30 years. He enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include his wife; daughters and son-in-law, Sheila Ann and Barry K. Carter of Mabank and Trisha Lynn Nix of Malakoff; sisters and brother-in-law, Bobbie Howell of Garland, Nancy and Trini Aguilar of Dallas, Doris Crenshaw of Mesquite and Sue Pool of Garland; brother, Lewis Howell of Ceder Hill; grandsons, Brad Keith Carter, Robert Brandon Carter, and James Robert Carline.

Mr. Howell was preceded in death by his father.

Pallbearers will be George Quinn, Lloyd Thrasher, Billy Quinn, Bobby Harris, Jim Chambers, and Don Wilbanks.

Family will receive friends Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.


Katharine Cornelia (Williams) Giles

Katherine C. Giles

Services for Katherine G. Giles, 83, of Chandler were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Chandler Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Isaac Johnson officiating.

Burial followed at Chandler Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home of Chandler.

Mrs. Giles died Dec. 22, 2001, in Tyler.

She was born June 30, 1918, in Chandler.

Mrs. Giles lived in the Chandler area most of her life. She was a member of Martin Springs Baptist Church and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Giles; parents, Judson and Delia Williams; and son, Paul Giles.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, William and Adella Giles of Edom, Stephen and Connie Giles of Edom, Duane and Virgie Giles of Palestine, Eric and Katy Giles of Edom and Philip and Paula Giles of Chandler; daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Ronnie Smiley of Chandler, Annette Giles and Tom Long of Maryland and Virginia Elaine and Tom Parsons of Tyler; daughter-in-law, Raetta Giles of Edom; sister, Geneva Fallaw of California; 22 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Russell Giles, Scott Wilson, Steve Giles, Roy Giles, Robert Giles, Ron Giles, Jimmy Giles, Allen Paul and John Smiley

Notes:

  • Daughter of Judson Freeman & Delia Agness (Dockery) Williams
  • Submitted by Edward L. Williams

Paul Douglas Giles

Graveside services for Paul Douglas Giles, 59, of Edom, were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Chandler Memorial Cemetery with Jeff Moore officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home.

Mr. Giles died Aug. 15, 2001, in Edom.

He was born Nov. 19, 1941, in Corsicana.

Mr. Giles attended school in Cross Roads and Malakoff. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was self-employed. He lived in Edom for 20 years and was a member of Dogwood City Chapel.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Giles.

Survivors include his wife, Raetta Giles of Edom; sons and daughters-in-law, Roy Giles of Edom, Robert and Angela Giles of Austin and Ron and Sandie Giles of Edom; daughter and son-in-law, Shelia and Marshall Harris of Tyler; mother, Katherine Giles of Chandler; brothers, William Giles of Edom, Stephen Giles of Edom, Phillip Giles of Chandler, Duane Giles of Palestine and Eric Giles of Edom; sisters, Virginia Elaine Parsons of Tyler, Ruth Smiley of Chandler and Annette Giles of Maryland; and nine grandchildren.


John Harold Magness - June 1, 1999

The graveside service for John H. Magness will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mountain View Cemetery in Ashland, Oregon. The Rev. Don Baker of Ashland Christian Fellowship will officiate.

Mr. Magness, 68, of Ashland, died Tuesday (June 1, 1999) at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Roseburg, Oregon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashland Schools Foundation, 885 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, OR 97520.

He was born July 25, 1930, in Mt. Belview, Texas. He was the Son of Jessia Thomas Magness and Nola Jewel (Brewer) Magness.

On Dec. 1, 1962, in Nevada, he married Georgia G. Wiggins, who survives. He moved to Ashland, Oregon in 1976.

Mr. Magness served in the U.S. Air Force from 1946 until 1976. He was stationed all over the world, including the South Pacific, Europe and North, Central and South America. He retired with the rank of chief master sergeant.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners.

Mr. Magness enjoyed fishing and his family.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a daughter, Ramona Harper, Ashland; his mother, Jewel Lott, Athens, Texas; two sisters, Jessie Lee Benedict, Athens, Texas, and Christine Keel, Lubbock, Texas; and a granddaughter.

Friends may pay their respects from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, OR.

Donated by: James (Jimmy) Pryor - Nephew, Palestine, TX


Nola Jewel (Brewer) Lott

Services for Nola Jewel (Brewer) Lott, 94 of Athens, were at 10:30 a. m. Monday at Porter Funeral Home Chapel in Mexia.  Rev. Mike Dean of Athens officiated.  Interment was in the Wortham Cemetery.

Mrs. Lott died Friday, January 11, 2002, at Green Oaks Nursing Home in Athens.
She was born Sept. 1, 1907 in Freestone County to Leroy and Anna Cornelia Laird Brewer.

Mrs. Lott was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wortham and a 15-year volunteer at the Wortham Nursing Home.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Kilgore for more than 50 years.
Her husband, Jim Lott, and a son, John H. Magness, preceded her in death.
Daughters, Christine Magness Keel and husband Oliver of Lubbock and Jessie Lee Magness Benedict and husband Dean of Athens; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren survive her.

Pallbearers were Freddie Pryor, Jimmy Pryor, Steve Pryor, Kevin Pryor, Jason Pryor and Brent Wills.     

Published in Palestine Herald Press - 1/14/02
Donated by: Jimmy Pryor, Palestine, TX


George Arthur Brown

George Brown, 49, of Trinidad passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002 in Corsicana.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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George Arthur Brown

George Arthur Brown, 49, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002 in Corsicana.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Baptist Church in Trinidad.

Mr. Brown was born July 6, 1952 in Corsicana to Charles Amos and Catherine York Brown. He married Cheryl Jean Major in Seven Points. He had been a resident of Trinidad since 1989. He worked as an auto mechanic and a carpenter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Trinidad. He was a member of the Ombres Motorcycle Club.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Allen Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Brown of Trinidad; father, Charles Amos Brown of Naches; mother, Catherine Shultz of Trinidad; children, Lisa Laray Brown, Cathy Lynn Brown and Amanda Lee Brown, all of Athens, and Rachel Lanore Brown and Jennifer Brown, both of Amarillo; siblings, Lucille Meredith of Austin, Linda Howard and William Brown, both of Corsicana, Lorie Bean of Stephenville, and Sonny Lee Brown and Robert "Bubba" Brown, both of Naches; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements by Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff.

 


Linda Jean (Pohl) Fussell

Linda Jean Fussell, 55, of North Richland Hills, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002 at an Arlington hospital.

Services were 10 a.m. today at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel in Fort Worth.

Mrs. Fussell was born May 5, 1946 in Kerens to Roy and Maureen Pohl. She was a member of North Pointe Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Ann Pohl.

Survivors include her husband of 38 years, John G. Fussell; daughter, Crystal Walls and husband Ty; brother, Roy Donald Pohl of Corsicana; and grandchildren, Collin Parker Walls and Camden Grayson Walls.

Arrangements by Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel of Fort Worth.


Anthony William Barnes

Anthony William Barnes, 19, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2001 in Dallas.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday with cremation to follow.

He was born Oct. 13, 1981 in Miami, Fla.

Survivors include his fiancee, Tiffany LeGrand of Corsicana; son, Corbin Barnes of Corsicana; mother and stepfather, Ronda and Kenny Stutts of Corsicana; father and stepmother, Larry and Sandra Barnes of Orlando, Fla.; brother, Michael Barnes of Corsicana; sister, Samantha Barnes of Corsicana; stepsisters, Whitney Stutts and Hannah Stutts, both of Fairfield; stepbrother, Dalton Barnes of Athens; grandparents, Thelma and Frank Hardy of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; fiancee's parents, John and Ronda Summers of Dallas; and fiancee's grandparents, Georgie and Deloris LeGrand of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Martha N. Snyder

Martha N. Snyder, 77, of Purdon passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2001 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Robert Young officiating. Interment will follow at DFW National Cemetery.

Mrs. Snyder was born July 22, 1923 in Marlin. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Marie Norrod; and brother, Monroe Speck.

Mrs. Snyder is survived by her husband, Roy Dale Snyder of Purdon; sons, James Dale Snyder of Waxahachie and Michael Edward Snyder and wife Susan of Sherman; daughter, Jeanette Dell Britain of Grand Prairie; granddaughters, Tamara Wilhite and husband David of Arlington and Amy Elizabeth Snyder of Sherman; and grandsons, David Andrew Snyder of Sherman and Kyle Britain of Grand Prairie.

Memorials may be made to Cen-tex Association for Retarded Children, 100 Industrial Drive, Suite A&B, Waxahachie, Texas 75165.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


C. M. "Doc' Sanders

C. M. "Doc" Sanders, 86, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Dr. Robert Young officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews and John Paul Ross. Honorary pallbearers will be Dave Rawlson, H. D. Redden, Gene Wood, W. D. Sheppard and James West.

Mr. Sanders was born Oct. 24, 1914 in Beaumont. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, Mosiah Temple, and Shrine. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

After a long career with Oil City Iron Works and as an independent manufacturer's representative, he retired to start an antique and stained glass shop. In addition to a passion for refinishing furniture, he taught himself to repair and create stained glass. Many pieces of his glass can be found in homes around Corsicana as well as in the Northside Baptist, Faith Lutheran, First Independent Baptist, Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and Collin Street Bakery.

His reputation with making custom pieces led to commissions from Mobil Oil to create the famous "Pegasus" in glass and the Peace representation from Isaiah for Community of Christ Church in Dallas. After being featured on "4-Country Reporter" with Bob Phillips and "P.M. Magazine," many people from around Texas came to meet him and see his stained glass windows that he referred to as "painting with light."

Survivors include his wife, Jane Sanders of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and John Ritter of Las Colinas; son and daughter-in-law, Nick and Lynda Sanders of Trophy Club; grandson and wife, Wade L. and Anne Sanders of Fort Worth; great-granddaughter, Dallas Suzanne Sanders of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Clara Elizabeth Ganze

Clara Elizabeth Ganze, 93, of Odessa passed away Thursday, April 5, 2001 in Odessa.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery with Ferman Carpenter officiating.

Mrs. Ganze was born Feb. 5, 1908 in Pursley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, August H. Ganze Sr.; and son, Emil Albert Ganze.

Mrs. Ganze is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne E. Ganze and wife Joyce of Boerne and August H. Ganze Jr. and wife Betty of Odessa; sisters, Mattline Barnes of Irving and Dorotha Flynn of Tahoka; granddaughters and husbands, Karen and Steve Bovee of Odessa and Elizabeth and Sean Kavanagh of Hampton, Va.; great-grandson, Ryan Bovee of Odessa; great-granddaughter, Erin Kavanagh of Hampton, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Edward Maylon Smith

Edward Maylon Smith, 80, passed away peacefully March 28, 2001 in Dallas.

Services were 3 p.m. March 30 at Restland Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Phil Hobson officiating. Private interment followed at Restland Memorial Park.

Family members served as pallbearers.

Mr. Smith was born Sept. 4, 1920 in Corsicana to Emmett Edward Smith and Virginia Lee McLauchlin Smith. He was a 1938 Corsicana High School graduate. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II from 1942 to 1945. He graduated from SMU School of Engineering, B.S.M.E. in 1948.

He retired from Employers Casualty Co. and Employers Insurance of Texas in 1985 after 38 years of service, most recently as Dallas district engineering manager. He was responsible for the pressure vessel inspection code for Employers Insurance. He was a licensed professional engineer.

Mr. Smith was a longtime Christian and served as treasurer and deacon at St. Paul Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ in Dallas. He was a member of the Elk's Lodge No. 71.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Ann Smith Anthony of Dallas.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 56 years, Muriel C. Smith of Dallas; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Larry F. Meeks of Plano and Carol and Stephen R. Baker of Dallas; grandchildren, Brent and Emily Meeks and Allison, Bryan and Clark Baker; five nieces, one nephew and numerous cousins.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ, 6464 E. Lovers Lane, Dallas, Texas 75214; or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Restland Funeral Home of Dallas.


Wallace I. Tomlin  

Wallace Tomlin, 74, of Corsicana passed away Friday, April 6, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. David McGee officiating and the Rev. Harold Scott assisting. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Tomlin was born Jan. 1, 1927 in Navarro. He was a car salesman and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey and Bessie Tomlin; brothers, Curtis Tomlin, Glen Tomlin and Jerry Tomlin; and sister, Betty Baggett.

Mr. Tomlin is survived by his wife, Helen Tomlin of Corsicana; daughter, Dana Tomlin of Corsicana; and brother and sister-in-law, Lynn and Dene Tomlin of Palestine.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Sue (Cagle) Kesinger

Sue Cagle Kesinger, 71, of Sand Springs, Okla., passed away Saturday, April 7, 2001, at her home following a brief illness.

Services are pending with Floral Haven Funeral Home in Broken Arrow, Okla.

She was born Oct. 30, 1929, in Corsicana and married Fred Kesinger Jr. in 1947. She had resided in Sand Springs since 1975, having moved there from Corsicana. She was a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Kesinger.

She is survived by her husband of the home; daughters, Suzanne and Scott Whittenburg of Centralia, Ill. and Marinelle and Randy Szenasy of Hobbs, NM; granddaughter, Hannah Wood fo Centralia, Ill.; sisters, Doris Christian, Billie Eaton, Vestal Harris, Alene Higgins and Lena Whiteside.

Contributions can be made to The American Cancer Society or The American Lung Association.

Arrangements by Floral Haven Funeral Home in Broken Arrow, Okla.


James Richard Odom  

James Richard Odom, 82, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2001, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and Bro. Bill Honea. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Odom was born Sept. 11, 1918, in Corsicana. He was a veteran and in sales with Exxon Oil.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Marie Roney Odom.

He is survived by wife, Frankie Odom of Corsicana; step daughter, Vida and Larry Byrd of Corsicana; step grandson, David and Julie Byrd of Overland Park, Kan.; step granddaughter, Laura Byrd of Dallas; step great grandchildren Katy Byrd and Mark Byrd of Overland Park, Kan. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 510 W. Collin Ave. Corsicana TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Allie Pickering

Allie Pickering, 97, of Comfort, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2001 in Comfort.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mrs. Pickering was born on March 22, 1904 in Kerens. She was a member of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oren Pickering; her children; one sister and seven brothers.

Mrs. Pickering is survived by her sister, Wanda Beene of Corsicana; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 200 N. 13th St., Suite 102, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Robert "Bobby' Hollis Jr.

Robert "Bobby" Hollis Jr., 47, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2001 in Ennis.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Johnny Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ted Jennings, Jason Cox, Craig Masterson, Arlen Rosselot, Randal Coker, Charles Stewart and Donny Goforth.

Mr. Hollis was born Dec. 12, 1953 in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by mother, Geraldine Allen.

Survivors include his stepfather, Tommy Allen of Corsicana; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon and Ted Jennings and Kathy and Arlen Rosselot, all of Corsicana; nieces, Shay Masterson, Gale Cox and Tracy Long; and nephew, Dusty Rosselot.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.


J. W. Atchley
April 10, 1934 - April 12, 2001

J. W. Atchley, 67, of Rice passed away Thursday, April 12, 2001 in Dallas.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Rice Cemetery with the Rev. Grady Cashion officiating.

Mr. Atchley was born April 10, 1934 in Rice.

He was preceded in death by his father, V. B. Atchley; and sister, Barbara Williams.

Mr. Atchley is survived by his wife, Betty Atchley of Rice; mother, Mamie Atchley of Rice; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Lamar Blake of Barry, Gina and Steve Hutt of Irving and Tammy and Rick Clark of Rice; son and daughter-in-law, James and Trina Atchley of Rice; grandsons, Bobby Blake and wife Kristy of Abilene, Jason Blake and wife Betsy, James Atchley Jr., Geoffrey Houston and Christopher Atchley, all of Rice, and Cory Dobbs of Irving; granddaughters, Misty Dodge and husband Jonnie of Irving, Tiffany Houston, Amanda Atchley, Heather Kimbrell and Meagan Parks, all of Rice; great-grandsons, Dalton Blake and Jacob Blake, both of Abilene, Dylan Blake of Rice and Jonathan Dodge of Irving; and great-granddaughter, Kassidy Blake of Rice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • h/o Betty Rose (Cooley) Atchley

Birdie Mae Smith
Sep 8, 1931 - Apr 10, 2001

Birdie Mae Smith, 69, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ross and Johnson Chapel with Supt. Elijah Baptist officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 8, 1931.

Survivors include nephews and nieces, Alvin Baptist, Bennie Baptist, Barbara Banks, Robert Body, Patricia Gardner, Debbie Austin; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary


Clydie M. French
Oct 29, 1913 - Apr 12, 2001

Clydie M. French, 87, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, April 12, 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 the Rev. David McGee and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be deacons of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Mrs. French was born Oct. 29, 1913 in Navarro County. She was a longtime member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. B. French; and son, Joe Richardson.

Mrs. French is survived by her daughter, Peggy Gentry of Corsicana; daughter-in-law, Anita Raley of Dawson; son and daughter-in-law, Alvin and Nan Richardson of Corsicana; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and four sisters-in-law.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Max Nekuza
Nov 28, 1917 - Apr 14, 2001

Max Nekuza, 83, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, April 14, 2001 at his residence.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. David Hale officiating.

Mr. Nekuza was born Nov. 28, 1917 in Ennis.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene, and a son, Mike.

Mr. Nekuza is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Cheryl Nekuz of Mabank; five grandchildren, Kara Nekuza of Dallas, Joy Smith of Mansfield, Emily and Mat Nekuza of Mabank, and Brandy Wink of Maryland; and brother, Victor Nekuza of Seagoville.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana


Tommy Randle

Tommy Randle, 71, of Corsicana passed away Friday, April 13, 2001 at his home.

A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana.

Mr. Randle served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954. He was the owner of Craftex Portable Buildings for the past 28 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Viola Owens and Hamlin Manly Randle, and brother, Dee Randle.

Mr. Randle is survived by his wife, Carol Randle of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Lisa Randle of Bazette and mark and Janet Randle of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Lynne and Randy Mumme of Port Lavaca, Tommie and Ned Balcom of Corsicana, and Laurie and Travis Bedsole of Corsicana; brother, Rol Randle of Combine; sister, Randy Cunningham of Longview; aunts, Violet Needham, Lilly Pitts and Louise Allison; 13 grandchildren, Nick, Cody, Tyler and Brooke Randle, all of Bazette, Reid, Jenna and Catie Mumme, all of Port Lavaca, Jake, Andy and Adie Balcom and Ashley, Meagan and Amanda Randle, all of Corsicana; and a number of nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 301 S. Rogers St., Suite 250, Waxahachie, Tx 75165.


Hugh Bonner

Hugh Bonner, 79, of Fairfield passed away Friday, April 13, 2001 in Corsicana.

Services were held Saturday at Capps Memorial Chapel with Dr. Jim Gooch officiating. Interment was at Bonner Cemetery in Fairfield.

Pallbearers were Sonny Schick, Wendon Morrison, Jessie Earl Jones, Jody Bonner, Warren Awalt, Andy Warren, Gene Wilson and Leslie Reid Bonner. Honorary pallbearers will be Bud Whatley, Jerry Robinson, Joel A. Bonner, Marvin Watson Jr. and John Watson.

Mr. Bonner was a life member of the VFW and a Farm Bureau director. He was a former director of the First National Bank of Fairfield, a Boy Scout leader and an Elder at Fairfield Harmony Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Bonner is survived by his wife, Joyce Bonner of Fairfield; daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Joe Wren of Fairfield; sons and daughter-in-law, Billie Hugh Bonner Jr. and Frand and Alice Bonner, all of Fairfield; brother, Tom "Tuck" Bonner of Fairfield; sister, Annie Laurie Wood of Fairfield; grandchildren, Danny Wren, Michael Wren, Tyler Bonner, Anna Bonner, Laura Bonner, Billie Hugh Bonner III, and Dr. Tom Robert Bonner, all of Fairfield, and Barbara Sue Bonner of Caddo, Okla.; and great-grandchildren, Kyler Bonner, Sutton Bonner, Hadley Clower, Guthrie Clower, and Kacie Clower.

Arrangements by Capps Funeral Chapel, Fairfield.


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