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Orvillen Dean McClanahan
Jun 8, 1957 - Mar 10, 2002

Orvillen McClanahan, 44, of Barry passed away Sunday, March 10, 2002 in Navarro County.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dresden Cemetery.

Mr. McClanahan was born June 8, 1957 in Coffeyville, Kan.

Survivors include his daughter, Orleena Delane McClanahan of Barry; father, Orville McClanahan of Dallas; mother and stepfather, Eldeanie and Bobby Henderson of Frost; and sister, Robin McClanahan of Irving.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

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  • The obit says Mr. and refers to his daughter however she is a female since she married a David Williams according to her marriage license, also the picture on her headstone is a female. Everything I found shows she died 3/10/2002 but her headstone has 3/8/2002. ....Pete Rost


Lillian Grace (Vernon) Speed-Bain
Nov 27, 1914 - Mar 10, 2002

Lillian Bain

Lillian Bain, 87, of Kerens passed away Sunday, March 10, 2002 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Kerens with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

She was born Nov. 27, 1914 in Kerens.

Survivors include her son, Stan Speed of Dayton; granddaughters, Christy Speed of Indiana, Heather Speed of Denton and Julie Speed of Watauga; and great-grandchildren, Madison and Haley Speed-Granier of Indiana.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.

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  • Married G. W. Speed on 20 October 1937
  • Married William Lee Bain in 1985

Lois (Chadwick) Williams
Jul 10, 1913 - Mar 10, 2002

Lois Chadwick Williams, 88, of Blooming Grove passed away Sunday, March 10, 2002 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Mrs. Williams was born July 10, 1913 in Carrollton, Miss. to William E. and Lydia May Chadwick. She was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her daughter, Bettie Seaton; grandchildren, Wendy Mann, Vonnie Vandergriff and Vickie Henry; great-grandchildren, Kevin Vandergriff, Kelly Vandergriff, Aaron Vandergriff, Todd Vandergriff, Tuesday Henry, Romy Verhovsher; niece, Sue Beebe; and nephew, Aubrey Boyd.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.


Mary Louise Barge
Nov 29, 1928 - Mar 13, 2002

Mary Louise Barge, 73, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

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

Mrs. Barge was born Nov. 29, 1928 in Purdon.

Survivors include her husband, Billy G. Barge of Corsicana; and daughters, Deborah McConnico and husband Chris of Purdon and Donna Muckleroy of Deer Park.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Louise Barge

Mary Louise Barge, 73, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2002 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 Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Cliff Muckleroy, Randy Brister, Clay McConnico and Duane McConnico.

Mrs. Barge was born Nov. 29, 1928 in Purdon. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lindsay and Annie Griffin; three brothers; and a sister.

Survivors include her husband, Billy G. Barge of Corsicana; daughters, Debbie McConnico and husband Chris of Purdon and Donna Muckleroy of Deer Park; sister, Jean Tidwell of Richland; granddaughter, Tami Brister and husband Randy of Pearland; grandsons, Cliff Muckleroy and wife Jeanna of Missouri City, Clay McConnico and wife Whitney of Flower Mound, and Duane McConnico of Lewisville; great-grandson, Caelan Brister of Pearland; and great-granddaughter, Jordan McConnico of Flower Mound.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be mad to the Lupus Foundation, P.O. Box 79563, Baltimore, MD 21279-0563.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


L.C. 'Shorty' Robinson Jr.
Apr 19, 1939 - Mar 11, 2002

L.C. "Shorty" Robinson Jr., 62, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 11, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Taylor Memorial Church of God in Christ with the Rev. Roy Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Friendship Cemetery in Eureka.

Pallbearers will be Melvin Christon, Johnny Christon, Marvin Christon, Ira McDade and David Vaughn.

Mr. Robinson was born April 19, 1939 in Eureka.

Survivors include his wife, Mae Ella Robinson of Corsicana; son, Michael A. Robinson of Dallas; daughter, Katina Robinson of Dallas; parents, L.C. Robinson Sr. and Lorene Robinson of Corsicana; brothers, Raymond Robinson of Dallas, Ernest Robinson and Gregory Star Robinson, both of Corsicana; sisters, Ruthie Woods and husband Aubrey of Corsicana, Dorothy Walker and husband the Rev. Roy Walker of Abilene, Diann Carter and Shelia Robinson, both of Dallas; seven grandchildren, seven stepchildren, 12 step-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, aunts, and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Eunice 'Ruth' (Burton) Rawson
Mar 14, 1911 - Mar 12, 2002

Eunice "Ruth" Rawson, 90, of Phoenix passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2002.

Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating. Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Mrs. Rawson was born March 14, 1911 in Roscoe, the third of six children to Samuel Wylie Swafford and Lena Mae Burton. At an early age, she moved with her family by covered wagon to the Cryer Creek community in Navarro County. The family operated a cotton farm in this area for many years. She became well-schooled during the Great Depression in the art of chopping and picking cotton and in caring for a family. She became so adept at picking cotton, more than 500 pounds daily, she could outdo most men in the area.

After her marriage on April 12, 1929 to Henderson "Jack" Rawson, the couple moved to the Blooming Grove-Lone Cedar area, where he operated a barber shop and she worked on the family farm and began her own family.

In 1936, the couple moved to Corsicana where they lived until the outbreak of World War II. Mr. Rawson left the area to work in defense plants while Mrs. Rawson remained in Corsicana where she and her children were active in public education and First United Methodist Church. Although Mrs. Rawson had almost no formal education, she learned reading, writing and arithmetic along with her children. Her success was documented by employment as an assistant to Corsicana optometrist Dr. Joe B. Williams.

In 1951, Mr. and Mrs. Rawson moved to Haltom City-Richland Hills. In 1980, they moved to Lake Palestine near Frankston. In 1991, several years after the death of her husband, Mrs. Rawson moved to Phoenix to be with her daughter's family.

Her warm humor, courage and family values will live forever in those whose lives she touched.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sisters, Avis Griffin, Gladys Fitzgerald and Oma Sims; and brother, Truman Swafford.

Survivors include her daughter, Darline Whatley and husband Boyce "Buddy" of Phoenix; son, Jack Rawson and wife Velma Jane of Austin; grandchildren, Rhonda Reznick, Gina Butcher, Boyce Whatley, Jim Nast, Kyle Whatley and Brian Rawson; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Inez Hagen of Tyler; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Delores Faye (Portis) White
Aug 7, 1934 - Mar 11, 2002

Delores Faye Portis White, 67, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 11, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Dairy G. Johnson Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Edwards, Jill Bonner, Charles Nelson, Gregory Portis, George L. Marshall Jr. and Don Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons James Hardeman, Michael D. White, Robert White and Rashad Wilburn.

Mrs. White was born Aug. 7, 1934 in Navarro County. She attended G.W. Jackson High School, and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Barbara Hamilton; and brothers, George Portis Jr., Harvey Watson and Luther Portis.

Survivors include her husband, James White Sr. of Corsicana; children, James Earl White Jr., Veronica (Dell) White, Morris (Alphonso), Michael Wayne White (Lavonne) and Vikki Lynne White; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Rosie Nell Cunningham (E. Brice) and Acquilla Graves; adopted sisters, Alene Diana Jones, Grace Gunnell, Mary L. Parks, Stella Henry, Jimmie Smith and Nancy Johnson; aunts, Mary Modester, Minnie Kelley, Bernice Allen and Martha Kelley; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Loretta V. (Smith) Muncy
Jul 9, 1916 - Mar 13, 2002

Loretta V. Muncy, 85, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2002 in Hubbard.

Graveside services wil be 11 a.m. Saturday in Fairview Cemetery with minister Delbert Goins officiating.

Mrs. Muncy was born in Malone on July 9, 1916 to Ben M. and Hattie Ballew Smith. She married Herbert Muncy on July 11, 1936 in Malone. Mrs. Muncy was a member of the Westhill Church of Christ in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband on May 24, 1969.

Mrs. Muncy is survived by her daughter Betty Westbrook and husband Charles of Hubbard; son, James Muncy and wife Sue of DeSoto; three granddaughters, Ann Westbrook of Hubbard, Kelly Muncy of DeSoto and Jennifer Dollar of Dallas; and four great-grandchildren, Koby Westbrook of Hubbard, Chase Huddelston, DeKota Simmons and Cierra Simmons, all of DeSoto.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.


Macca Neely 'Mac' Savage
Jan 25, 1969 - Mar 8, 2002

Macca Neely "Mac" Savage, 73, of Newark, Calif. passed away Friday, March 8, 2002 in Fremont, Calif.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Dawson. Interment will follow at the Lawrence Cemetery at Navarro Mills Lake. After services, the family will be at the Savage homeplace in Hubbard.

Born Jan. 25, 1969 in Malone, Mac graduated from Malone High School in 1946 and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in the 542nd Engineering Survey Company in Japan and was discharged at Camp Stoneman, Calif. in February 1948. By that time, several Savage family members had migrated to Bakersfield, Calif. and Mac decided to join them there and continue his education. He graduated from Bakersfield College while working for Savage and Smiser War Surplus. In January 1951, he married Barbara Bumpers Savage in Dawson. He continued working with his sister Sue and her husband Sam in their California trucking company, Smiser Freight Service, where he served a vice president and general manager, a position he held until poor health caused his retirement in 1984. He and Barbara have resided in their family home in Newark, Calif. for almost 40 years.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Maria Lankford of Corsicana; and a brother, Bates Savage of Hubbard.

Mac is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; daughters, Debbie Savage of Placerville, Calif. and Annette Savage of Newark, Calif.; son, Macca Gene of Union City, Calif.; grandchildren, David Coelho, Darin Coelho, Singin Savage, Nicholas Savage and great-granddaughter Kayla Savage, all of California; brothers, W.B. (Pat) Savage of Palm Springs, Calif., Charlie Savage of DeSoto and Eddie (Joe) Savage of Templeton, Calif.; and sisters, Frances Gremillion of Hubbard, Sue Smiser and Jean Savage of Coronado, Calif.; and a host of nieces and nephews from Texas to California.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.


Michael Wayne Tolliver
Aug 12, 1973 - Mar 13, 2002

Michael Wayne Tolliver, 28, of Kerens passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church in Kerens with the Rev. Nathan Carter officiating and the Rev. Donald Colbert giving the eulogy. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery in the community of Samaria, east of Kerens.

Pallbearers will be Wallace Lindsey, Thurston Lindsey, Henry Lindsey, Collie Bluitt, Clyde Bluitt, Lewis Bluitt and Jerry Sayles.

Mr. Tolliver was born Aug. 12, 1973 in Corsicana. He received his education at Kerens High School and was a member of the Samaria Baptist Church where he served as a member of the Usher Board.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dollie A. Tolliver; and brother, Tracy O. Tolliver.

Mr. Tolliver is survived by his father, Fred Lindsey of LaRue; three sisters, Jewel Tolliver, Sharon Bartee and Margaret Tolliver, all of Kerens; two brothers, Church Tolliver and Randy Tolliver, both of Kerens; one paternal sister and three brothers, Melody Miller of Corsicana, Darrlyn Lindsey, Thurston Lindsey and Wallace Lindsey, all of Kerens; special friend, Sharon Brown; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Floyd D. Baker
Mar 2, 1945 - Mar 15, 2002

Floyd D. Baker, 57, of Corsicana passed away Friday, March 15, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be today and Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Baker was born March 2, 1945 in Lamesa.

He is survived by his wife, Berna Baker of Corsicana; dauther, Sierra Baker of Corsicana; brother, Melvin Baker of Nevada; and sisters, Alice Dulin of Tulsa, Okla. and Barbara Starkey of Palestine.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Ethel May (Burge) Jurecka
May 28, 1908 - Mar 14, 2002

Ethel May Jurecka, 93, of Hubbard passed away Thursday, March 14, 2002 at a Hubbard nursing center.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles Wallace officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery near Dawson.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mrs. Jurecka was born May 28, 1908 and raised in Albany. She had been a resident of Hubbard for the past eight years and prior to that she had lived in Dallas for many years. She had worked as a seamstress for Stockton Manufacturing in Dallas. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by a grandchild, Kenneth Kent, in 1998.

Mrs. Jurecka is survived by two sons, Frank Jurecka of Raywood and Wayne Hill of Midlothian; three daughters, Mary Bennight of Lewisville, Janette Woods of Dawson, and Patsy Jo Rogers of Dawson; two brothers, Alton Burge of Summerfield, Okla. and Sonny Burge of Houston; four sisters, Francis Green of Alvarado, Myrtle Gracie of Ferris, Lillian Vance of Sacramento, Calif., and Florence English of Abilene; 16 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.


Emory Budai
Jul 13, 1923 - Mar 15, 2002

Emmory Budai, 78, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, March 15, 2002 at his residence.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beamon Cemetery.

Mr. Budai was born July 13, 1923 in Caddo, Okla. and had lived in Corsicana since 1943.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Emory Budai

Emmory Budai, 78, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, March 15, 2002 at his residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Deacon Lewis Palos, the Rev. Eddie Jones and Mr. Kenneth Rives officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beamon Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Allen, Michael Ballew, Bobby Budai, Richard Johnson, Lee Miers and Matt Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Allgood and Jim Roy Brown.

Mr. Budai was born July 13, 1923 in Caddo, Okla. and had lived in Corsicana since 1943. He was a manufacturer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louland Budai; brother, Dan Budai; and parents, Dan and Annie Budai.

Mr. Budai is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Lou Ann and Bill Allen of Corsicana and Susie and Buddy Ellis of Palmer; sisters and brother-in-law, Ruth Boone of Richland, Lucille Brown of Corsicana, Justina Cox of San Antonio, Christina Lane of Marlin, Vera Murphy of Corsicana, and Ethel and Charly Rash of Richland; grandsons, Matthew Allen of Corsicana and Michael Ballew and wife Angie of Rowlett; granddaughters, Michelle Ballew of Maryville, Tenn. and Maggie Stone and husband Tim of Austin; great-grandsons, Charles Emory Ballew of Rowlett and Joshua Stone of Austin; great-granddaughter, Bethany Stone of Austin; and sister-in-law, Norma Budai of Richland.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Guadalupe Reyes

Guadalupe Reyes, infant, passed away Friday, March 15, 2002 in Corsicana.

Graveside services were held Sunday at Calvary Cemetery with Father Robert Williams officiating.

She is survived by her parents, Salvador and Josefina Reyes of Corsicana; and grandparents, Josefina and Fernando Hernandez of Corsicana and Marina and Juan Garcia of Mexico.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Dasie Loraine (Boyte) Kuykendall
Feb 10, 1925 - Mar 16, 2002

Dasie Loraine Kuykendall, 77, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, March 16, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. C. Dan Layne officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jody Kuykendall, Colton Wright, Joseph Rodriguez, Roy Franks, Lenard W. Yarbrough and Jerry Robinson.

Mrs. Kuykendall was born Feb. 10, 1925 in Navarro County. She was a member of the First Pentacostal Church of God.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Kuykendall.

Mrs. Kuykendall is survived by a son, Edd Boyle and wife Helen of Corsicana; daughters, Alice Roseanne Kuykendall, Betty Loraine Kuykendall and Mary Elia Kuykendall, all of Corsicana; sisters, Mary Franks of Corsicana and Rebecca McGregor of Gainesville; grandsons, Mike Boyle of South Carolina, Loy Demoss and wife Karen of Greenville, Jim Trammell of Fort Worth, Cody Wright of Corsicana and Colton Wright of Corsicana; granddaughters, Teresa Demoss of Powell, Kyna Salemi of Rice, and Elaine Trammell of Fort Worth; great-grandsons, Hayden Barlow of Powell, Caleb Demoss of Greenville, Christopher Demoss of Greenville, Josh Demoss of Greenville, T.J. Fowler of Powell, Tanner Fowler of Powell, Lee Michael Trammell of Tyler aand Waylon Trammell of Tyler; and great-granddaughters, Sierra Salemi of Rice and Tabitha Salemi of Rice.

Memorials may be made to Corley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1557, Corsicana, TX 75151.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Bessie Marie (Thompson) Shivers
Aug 2, 1930 - Mar 16, 2002

Bessie Marie Shivers, 71, of Arlington passed away Saturday, March 16, 2002 in Arlington.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rice Cemetery.

Mrs. Shivers was born Aug. 2, 1930 in Rice.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Thompson; brother, J.C. Thompson; and sister, Rosa Tresp.

Mrs. Shivers is survived by her husband of 53 years, Billy Dan Shivers of Arlington; daughter, Barbara Ann Bullen of Mansfield; granddaughter, Bobbie Jo Bramlett of Arlington; three great-grandchildren; brother, Charlie Thompson; and four sisters, Catherine Nutt, Faye Tolleson, Helen Braddock and Gladys Houdek.

Arrangements by Eastgate Funeral Home, Arlington.


Robert Jack Freeman
Jun 2, 1945 - Mar 17, 2002

Robert Jack Freeman, 56, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, March 17, 2002 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Bethleham Cemetery in Whitney, Texas.

Mr. Freeman was born June 2, 1945 in Amarillo.

Mr. Freeman is survived by his wife, Roby Freeman of Poteet; sons, Robert Jack Freeman Jr. and T.J. Freeman, both of Poteet; daughter, Jacklyn Freeman of Poteet; and sisters, Corena Lowe of Wolf City, Sherry Lowe of Quenne City, Texas and Bonnie Warren of Alabama.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Alberto Reyes
Apr 4, 1925 - Dec 29, 2001

December 2001, Colorado Springs Gazette, 1 January 2002:

ALBERTO REYES

Mr. Reyes, 76, died Dec. 29, 2001, at his home in Colorado Springs. He was a retired labor worker. Mr. Reyes was born April 4, 1925, in Corsicana, Texas, to Benito and Bernada Reyes, who are deceased. He was married Jan. 12, 1946, to Clotilde Garcia.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Raul, Roberto and Paul; three daughters, Maria Hernandez, Clotilde Alvarado and Sara Gonsalez; four sisters, Esperanza Espinoza, Bertha Reyes, Rosa Reyes and Mary Reyes; 34 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Juanita Flores, and a brother, Daniel. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today with a scripture rosary at 7 p.m. at Angelus Funeral Directors, 2535 Airport Road, 391-1918. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our

Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2715 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.

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Robert Ray Sillaway Sr.
Aug 20, 1916 - Mar 18, 2002

Robert Ray Sillaway Sr., 85, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 18, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Nanette Wyatt officiating. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Parkdale Cemetery in Arlington.

Mr. Sillaway was born Aug. 20, 1916 in Alden, N.Y. to Clair Lorenzo Sillaway and Hattie Mae Stephens Sillaway. He moved to Fort Worth in 1952, Fort Davis in 1975 and Corsicana in 1994. He married Millicent Alberta Minton April 8, 1939.

A proud World War II veteran, he served under Gen. Patton in Troop E 81st Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron as a technical sergeant in the Rhineland in Central Europe. He was a machine shop supervisor for Bell Textron in Hurst where he retired after working from 1952 to 1974. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 60 years and was a 32nd degree mason. He was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Millicent Alberta Minton Sillaway of Corsicana; son, Robert Ray Sillaway Jr. of Roane; daughter, Laurel Sillaway Boland of Arlington; grandchildren, Richard Wayne Boland of San Marcos, Jeanette Rae Boland of Arlington, Mark Andrew Boland of Arlington, Robert Ray Sillaway III of Granbury and Rhonda Rochelle Sillaway of Florida; three step grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, one step great-great-granddaughter, and 12 loving nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 101 S. 30th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Anita Phillips
Jul 6, 1931 - Mar 18, 2002

Anita Phillips, 70, of Kerens passed away Monday, March 18, 2002 at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Paschal Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Scarbrough, Billy Tramel, Paul Holloway, Charles Hawkins, Ricky Holloway and Keith Fields.

She was born July 6, 1931 in Corsicana.

Survivors include her daughters, Debbie Cottar and husband Paul of Corsicana, Paulette Hiler and husband Bryan of Frost, and Angie Phillips of Houston; and grandchildren, Shelley Cottar and Jennifer Banks, both of Corsicana, and Ashley Rhodes and Bryan Hiler, both of Frost.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.


Velna Vivian (Streetman) Dupree
 Sep 21, 1915 - Mar 18, 2002

Velna Vivian Streetman Dupree, 86, of Frost passed away Monday, March 18, 2002 at her residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mausoleum Chapel. Interment will follow at Forest Chapel Cemetery in Webster, Texas.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Mrs. Dupree was born Sept. 21, 1915 in Rockhill, one of 17 children, to Charlie Mac and Clara Streetman. After graduating from Luling High School, she moved to Houston, where she met and fell in love with her husband, James Allen Dupree. The couple became loving parents to four children.

Velna was called by three other names; honey by her husband, mother by her children and nanny by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. These were the names she treasured because the people she loved most used them.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Allen Dupree and 14 brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Dupree is survived by daughters Jeanine Fontenot and husband Jerry of San Leon and Deborah Green of Seabrook; sons Ray Dupree and wife Jana of Poulabo, Wash. and Jim Dupree and wife Dorothy of Frost; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sister Winona Fielder in Austin; and sister-in-law Sarah Streetman of Waco.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Fannie "B" (Bell) Watson 
Jun 13, 1906 - Mar 19, 2002

Fannie "B" Watson, 95, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Gipson officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Miliara, Mark Watson, Doug Furra, Clayton Harris, Rex Harris and Jordan Richards.

Mrs. Watson was born June 13, 1906 in Deweyville to William Preston and Frances Andrew Bell. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by husband Ernest Watson; sons Billy Elmer Watson and Richard (Dicky) Watson; and her parents.

Mrs. Watson is survived by daughters Hazel Furra of Corsicana, Lynn Whitsitt and husband Ken of Frost; grandchildren Jan Miliara and husband John of Spring, Sadrone Able and husband Roger of Virginia, Mark Watson of Longview, Donna Richards of Corsicana, Doug Furra and wife Janice of Dallas, Clayton Harris and wife Shari of Barry, Rex Harris and wife Patricia of Saginaw and Beth Harris of Corsicana; and 17 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Barry Baptist Church in her memory.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Jackson Charles Harvick

Jackson Charles Harvick, infant, passed away March 18, 2002 at East Texas Medical Center in Athens.

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Driver Cemetery in Teague with Pastor Tony Neal of Mildred Baptist Church officiating.

Jackson was preceded in death by paternal grandfather Billy Ray Harvick.

He is survived by parents Buddy Ray and Heather Dawn Harvick of Corsicana; brother Tyler Kane Warren of Corsicana; maternal grandparents Charles and Carroll Tyykila of South Range, Wisc.; paternal grandmother Rosemary Harvick of Fairfield; and numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Teague.


Elmus Hall II

Buffalo (NY) News, June 29, 1997

Elmus Hall II, a community activist and advocate for the handicapped, died Wednesday (June 25, 1997) in Millard Fillmore Hospital. He was 78. The native of Corsicana, Texas, and his wife, the former Inez Graves, moved to Buffalo to work in the war effort during World War II. For more than 30 years, Elmus worked for the Blaw-Knox Co. and was an officer in the Machinists Union, helping to negotiate contracts that improved working conditions and resulted in health-care and retirement benefits for both skilled and unskilled workers in the steel industry.

Hall retired in 1976 when his eyesight began to fail. Hall also owned and operated an independent taxi in association with the Broadway Cab Co., until both legs were amputated.

He completed a rehabilitation program for the handicapped and, until 1995, worked with the Blind Association of Western New York, assuming the role of advocate for the handicapped and assisting efforts to unionize disabled workers.

A neighborhood activist, Hall helped establish the Crime Watch program and helped organize Buffalo's participation in the National Night Out program. He served as an officer in the Neighborhood Block Club Association and the Triad Board, as well as a member of the Community Advisory Board for the Masten Park Facility.

Hall, who was a familiar figure negotiating the city's streets on his motorized "scooter," was honored with awards and certificates of recognition for his service to the community.

He was also a familiar figure to elected officials, airing his concerns to the Common Council, the Erie County Legislature, State Legislature and even Congress.

"He believed that you should participate in the political process and that each person had a responsibility to look after themselves and the ones around them," said his daughter, Barbara.

"His disabilities, which would have crippled most people, didn't slow him down at all," she added. "In fact, it made him more compassionate for others, and intensified his drive to participate."

In addition to his wife of 55 years and daughter, survivors include two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in Greater Friendship Baptist Church, in the E.D. McNeeley Educational Building, Hawkins Memorial Chapel, 402 Clinton St.

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Elmer Hope Northern
Dec 3, 1926 - Jun 4, 2000

Elmer H. "Skeet" Northern, 73, passed away June 4, 2000, after an extended illness.

Northern was born Dec. 3, 1926, in Corsicana, Texas. He served as a U.S. Navy corpsman during World War II and later as a drill instructor and helicopter pilot for various Army units, including the 82nd Airborne division during the Korean Conflict. After his military service, Northern worked as a pilot for the U.S. Geodetic Survey, mapping the Yukon Territory, and later, as a pilot with the U.S Forestry Service, performing fire suppression and rescue missions. Skeet was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served as a member of the High Priests' Quorum, financial secretary to the bishop and stake missionary. Northern is survived by his wife of 40 years, Barbara Northern of Camarillo; children, Velda Northern of the home in Camarillo, Rex Northern and wife, Nancy of Bakersfield, Wayne Northern and Van Northern and wife, Kathy, all of Amarillo, Texas; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Other survivors include sisters, Opal McDonald of Amarillo, Texas, Jane Geneva Gray of Salt Lake City, Utah, Lillie Davis of Lawton, Okla., and Winnie Hendricson of Redding; and his first wife, Dorothy Northern of Amarillo, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Harvey Northern of Amarillo, Texas. Graveside services were held Wednesday, June 7, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood Hills. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Las Posas, Third Ward, Camarillo. Bishop Kurt Blickenstaff will officiate.

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  • Submitted by Don Brownlee Mar 2002

  • Ventura County (CA) Star, June 18, 2000


Vaudine (King) Bradbury
Sep 17, 1910 - Nov 12, 2001

Vaudine King Bradbury

Vaudine King Bradbury, who taught in Baytown's Goose Creek school district for 34 years, died Nov. 12 after a brief battle with cancer. She was 91. Born on Sept. 17, 1910, in Corsicana, she moved to Baytown when she was a teen-ager. She was married for 59 years to Walter A. Bradbury, who died in 1994.

He was a graduate of Rice University who had a long career as an engineer at Exxon Mobil.

Vaudine Bradbury began teaching in 1940. She taught in high school for a few years but spent most of her career teaching third-graders. Most of that time was spent at Ashbel Smith Elementary, from where she retired in 1974.

"Many of her students, now in their 50s and 60s, attended the visitation and service," said her son, Paul J. Bradbury, a psychologist from Bryan. "At times, she had taught three generations of the same family. She always seemed to have a positive impact on children - very accepting."

Bradbury graduated from the Goose Creek district in 1928 and earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 1931. She received her master's degree in education from the University of Houston in 1957.

She sponsored two presidential endowed scholarships at Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton and one endowed scholarship at Baylor University in Waco. Bradbury attended Memorial Baptist Church in Baytown for 74 years and taught Sunday school most of those years until she became ill last summer. "For her age, she was very healthy and sharp. She only quit driving two years ago," her son said.

Her only other hobby was sewing, her family said. She also is survived by another son, W. Wayne Bradbury of Friendswood, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services were held Thursday.

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  • Submitted by Don Brownlee Mar 2002

  • Houston Chronicle, Nov 19, 2001


Ralph N. Norvell

Washington (DC) Times, May 11, 2000

Ralph N. Norvell, 79, a law-school professor, died April 29 in a hospital in Temple, Texas.

Mr. Norvell was born in Navarro County, Texas. He graduated from Corsicana High School, in Corsicana, Texas. He received his bachelor's degree and his law degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and a master's in law from the University of Michigan.

Mr. Norvell served in the Navy during World War II in the South Pacific.

He taught at Baylor University and New York University law schools, served as dean of the law school at Temple University from 1965 to 1972, and as professor at the University of South Carolina.

He was dean of the International School of Law in the District, merging it with George Mason University, gaining accreditation from the American Bar Association. He retired as dean of the International School in 1986 and continued teaching full time at George Mason University.

Other teaching positions included a visiting professorship at the University of Texas, the University of California at Davis and at Berkeley, and the University of Sydney, Australia. He was active in the American Bar Association and chairman of Real Property and Probate Trust Examiners of the American Bar Association. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Josephine Norvell of Waco, Texas; a sister, Jane Reames of Dallas; and two nephews. Services have been held.

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RALPH N. NORVELL (LLB 1943) of Waco, a former Baylor law professor, died April 29, 2000, at a Temple hospital. He was 79. Born in Navarro County. Mr. Norvell was a graduate of Corsicana High School and received his undergraduate and law degrees from Baylor. He earned a master of laws degree from the University of Michigan. Active in the American Bar Association, he served as chairman of the association's Real Property and Probate Trust Examiners. Following World War II service in the Navy, Mr. Norvell taught at Baylor Law School as a professor until 1958. He also served as a professor of law at New York University School of Law from 1958-65; Dean of the Law School at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., 1965-72; professor at the University of South Carolina, 1972-75; and Dean of the International School of Law in Washington, D.C., merging that school with George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., and gaining accreditation from the American Bar Association. Retiring from the deanship in 1986, Mr. Norvell continued teaching full-time with George Mason University. Other teaching positions he held included visiting professor with the University of Texas, University of California at Davis and Berkeley, and he also taught for six months at the University of Sydney in Australia. Survivors include his wife, Josephine Norvell of Waco; his sister, Jane Reames of Dallas; and two nephews, Ralph T. Norvell and Bruce Dudley Norvell, both of Waco. 


Anna Vivian Cummins
Sep 8, 1914 - Jun 9, 2000

Austin American Statesman, June 11, 2000

Anna Vivian Cummins, age 85, of Austin, died June 9, 2000. She was born on September 8, 1914, in Corsicana, Texas. Her husband of 57 years, O. H Cummins; and a young son, Charles Engene preceded her in death. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Nelda and Tom Francis;  grandchildren and spouses, Amy and Trevor Allen, Scott and Renee Francis, and John Francis; great-grandchildren, Langley and Katie Allen and Vivian Francis. Mrs. Cuminins was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and an inspiration to her family and many friends. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Serving as pallbearers will be Scott Francis, John Francis, Trevor Allen, Bruce Duncan, Ben Lindsay, and Clovis Williams.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Weed-CorleyFish Funeral Home. The Reverend Mimi Raper will officiate. Burial will follow at Austin Memorial Park.

Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 1201 Lavaca, Austin, Texas 78701 or a favorite charity. Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 North Lamar, 452-8811.

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Doris L. Terry
abt 1943 - Jun 11, 2000

Riverside (CA) Press Enterprise, June 20, 2000

Services for Doris L. Terry, 57, will be at 11:30 a.m. today at Forest Lawn Covina Mortuary. She died June 11 at Loma Linda University Medical Center. The cause of death is undetermined pending a doctor's report.

Burial will be in Forest Lawn Covina Memorial Park.

Ms. Terry, who was born in Corsicana, Texas, lived in Riverside 10 years.

Previously she lived in Moreno Valley three years. She was a homemaker. She is survived by four daughters, Bridgette Johns of Pomona, Patricia Johns of Moreno Valley, Michelle Johns of Pasadena and Carla Shumak of Inglewood; two sons, Keith and Darrell Johns, both of Riverside; 20 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five brothers, Archie Terry of Roswell, N. M., Eddie Terry of Riverside, Alvin Terry of Lancaster, Clarence Terry of Pomona and Otha Lee Terry of Altadena; and three sisters, Willie Mae Wilkerson of Altadena and Martha and Sherry Terry, both of Lancaster.

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