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Arthur L. Ellis
Apr 20, 1916 - Aug 10, 1999

Arthur L. Ellis, 83, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating and the Rev. George Snow assisting. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Ellis, Ray Ellis, David Ferguson, Duane Long, Joe Long and Richard Long. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Corley, Don Paschal, Jim Porter, Doyle Davis, Kenneth Lee, James Bass, Herbert Roop, David Bredthauer, Bill Roughton and Corley Funeral Home staff.

Mr. Ellis was born April 20, 1916 in his parents' house located in Matador. He was the fourth of 11 children in the Martin and Nettie Ellis home. He left school for two and a half years to help support the family during the depression, but returned and graduated from Wichita Falls High School.

On Sept. 16, 1940, he married Miss Grace Clark and from this union was brought forth a daughter, Jerry Ann, and a son, James Clark. Mr. Ellis was in the Army at the end of World War II and served in the military police until honorably discharged.

He graduated with honors from mortuary school and was a licensed funeral director for 52 years, of which 45 years was with Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana, a past president of the Lions Club and a 25-year monarch of the Lions.

Mr. Ellis was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Ellis; brothers, David Ellis and Danny Ellis; and sister, Winnie Long.

Mr. Ellis is survived by his daughter, Jerry Ann Ellis of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Sylvia Ellis of Plano; grandson, Mike Ellis of Lewisville; great-grandson, Dylan Ellis of Lewisville; brothers, Gordon Ellis of California and Delwyn Ellis of Ocoee, Fla.; sisters, Mida Rice of Seattle, Wash., Ruth Brown of Dallas, Bonnie Ferguson of Fort Worth, Anna Belle Snow of West Columbia and LaNelle Davis of Creede, Colo.; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Donovan Coy Kennedy
Feb 10, 1926 - Aug 12, 1999

Donovan C. Kennedy

Donovan C. Kennedy, 73, of Canton passed away Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999, in Tyler.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Mike Adams, Larry Hawthorne, Terry Moore, Claude Philo, George Satsky and Bill Sherrard.

Mr. Kennedy was born Feb. 10, 1926 in Durant, Okla. He served in the U.S. Navy three years during World War II and was a radioman third class. He retired from Mobil Pipeline Company in 1980 after 31 years. He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church in Corsicana. He and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in May of this year.

Mr. Kennedy is survived by his wife, LaVoyce Farish Kennedy of Canton; sons, Michael Don Kennedy of Round Rock and Timothy Wayne Kennedy of Garland; sister, Martha Arthurene McDaniel of Nash; granddaughter, Myka C. Kennedy of Garland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.



Gussie McClain York
June 3, 1919 - Aug 13, 1999

Gussie McClain York, 80, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. York was born June 3, 1919 in Ben Lomond, Ark.

Mrs. York is survived by her son, Terry McClain of Richland; daughters, Gloria Klutts of Lake Livingston and Joyce Bradshaw of Winnie; 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Margell Williams of Blooming Grove; and brother, Thomas Elvis Jarrett of Dallas.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Charles Ray Hayes
Mar 18, 1953 - Aug 11, 1999

Charles Ray Hayes, 46, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Wake services will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dairy Johnson, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Marcus Smith, Johnathan Smith, Wiley Mitchell, Craig Cunningham and Mark Cunningham. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Cunningham, Ron Wright, B.J. Deeds and Louis Cunningham.

Mr. Hayes was born March 18, 1953 in Buffalo. He was the owner and operator of Charlie's Bar-B-Que in Fairfield.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Hayes.

Mr. Hayes is survived by his wife, Pamela Hayes of Corsicana; daughter, Jennifer Hayes of Cedar Hill; son, Tracy Cunningham of Corsicana; grandchild, Makayla Lusk of Cedar Hill; father, Amos Hayes of Fort Worth; mother, Lucille Smith of Fairfield; brothers, Bennie Lee Hayes and Derrick Hayes, both of Fort Worth, and Jimmy Smith and John Smith, both of Fairfield; sisters, Ruby Cunningham of Fairfield, and Marilyn Hayes, Carolyn Bassett, Barbara Harris, Vajanice Hayes; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.


Edgar Wood Humphries
June 22, 1915 - Aug 16, 1999

Edgar Wood Humphries, 84, of Dawson passed away Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, in a Wortham nursing home.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Pastor James T. Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Grape Creek Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Humphries was born June 22, 1915 in Angus.

He was preceded in death by his son, John Thomas Humphries III.

Mr. Humphries is survived by his wife, Evelyn Humphries of Duncan, Okla.; sons, Edgar L. Humphries and Gary L. Humphries, both of Dawson; daughters, Katrena Holliman of Angus and Sharon Istre of Spring; 13 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Thelma M. (Allmon) Hipps
Feb 12, 1918 - Aug 15, 1999

Thelma M. Allmon 'Honey' Hipps

Thelma M. Allmon Hipps, known as "Honey" by her family and friends, has gone to be with her Lord and Savior. "Honey" was born Thelma M. Allmon on Feb. 12, 1918 in Blooming Grove and passed away Aug. 15, 1999 in Missouri City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, W. E. and Beatrice Oden; husband, Joel R. Hipps; and sister, Mrs. D.K. (Gladys) Robinson.

She is survived by two daughters, Tommie J. Booker and husband Bill Booker of Houston and Clara Virginia "Ginger" Graig of Missouri City; sister, Marie Hickey of Houston; Dorothy Strauthers Rosentritt of Georgetown, who was like a daughter; five grandchildren, Denise Renee Gordon, Johnny F. Prejean, Billy Dan Mullins, Michael Todd Mullins and Jno. Brettson Booker; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews, generally of the Houston area.

Mrs. Hipps was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church of Missouri City where she was active until she became physically unable to attend. She was a very special, loving, one of a kind mother and child of God. Her family will miss her very much.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Quail Valley Baptist Church in Missouri City.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Malvin Finley Keathley, Jr.
Jul 23, 1912 - May 29, 2002

Malvin F. 'Bud' Keathley

Malvin F. "Bud" Keathley, 89, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

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. Gene Cravens officiating. A private family interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Rhodes, Gary Rhodes, Eben Stover, Kenneth McManus, Dorsey Richards and Kyle Ward.

Mr. Keathley was born July 23, 1912 in Frost. He was a veteran of World War II in the Army Air Forces, and had retired from the postal service. He was a member of the Navarro County Genealogical Society and St. Luke United Methodist Church for 65 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Malvin "Jack" and Della Scott Keathley; sisters, Maxine Worsham and Billie Wilson.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Verna Mae Ainsworth Keathley; daughter, Rebecca Keathley Ware; grandchildren, Jessica McManus Jock and husband Kevin, Bruce McManus and wife Roxanne, all of Corsicana, Jennifer McManus Robinson and husband Kevin of Huntsville; great-grandchildren, Jennifer Holifield, Chase Borsellino and Pamela McManus of Corsicana, and Brett McManus of Kaufman; sister, Cleo Knotts of Plano; a number of nieces and nephews; and extended members of Rebecca's biological family include parents Vernon and Lorene Kerner of Streator, Ill., Ruth Gandre, Sue Pruitt and Robert Ruddock of Gonzales, Darce Pape of Burleson, Virginia Doyle of Fort Worth, Jeffrey Ruddock of Lafayette, la., Barbara Sanders of Chillicothe, Ill., Beverly Uhren and Jack Kerner of Streator, Ill.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Malvin was a Life Member in the Navarro County Genealogical Society.  He and his sister, Maxine Worsham, started surveying Navarro County Cemeteries in 1979.  Maxine typed them, for the Genealogical Society to publish and sale to generate funds for the Society.

Harrell Douglas Simpson
Aug 26, 1931 - May 30, 2002

Harrell Douglas Simpson, 70, of Dawson and Irving, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2002 at the VA Medical Center in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Brad Brittain officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery in Navarro County.

Mr. Simpson was born Aug. 26, 1931 in Llano. He graduated from Brady High School and attended Midwestern University and University of North Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955. During the Korean Conflict, he was stationed aboard the USS Chourre in Japan. He was employed in the office of Roadway Express in Irving for over 25 years, retiring in 1998.

He married Gelene Duncan of Corsicana on April 6, 1957 in Grandfield, Okla.

Mr. Simpson attended First United Methodist Church of Dawson. He was a member of George B. Erath Chapter No. 13 of Waco, Sons of the Republic of Texas; J. L. Halbert Camp No. 359, Corsicana, Sons of Confederate Veterans; Military Order of the Stars and Bars, Hubbard City Masonic Lodge No. 530 AF&AM, and had served as worthy patron of Dawson Chapter No. 1046, Order of the Eastern Star.

His hobby in Irving was raising racing pigeons, one of his birds having held a national speed record.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Henry Simpson; mother, Jane McCue McMillan Simpson; and brothers, Darrell and William McMillan Simpson.

Survivors include his wife, Gelene Simpson; children, Darrell Randall Simpson of Iowa City, Iowa and Sarita Carole Simpson of Three Rivers; sisters and brother-in-law, Batista and William J. Shaw of Salado; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles Q. and Maebell Simpson of Llano and Jerry T. and Nancy Simpson of Brady; mother-in-law, Vera Duncan of Corsicana; brother-in-law, Tommie L. Duncan of Corsicana; sister-in-law and husband, Geneva and Bill Davis of Roane; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


James M. 'Jimmy' Wrenn Jr.
Dec 17, 1921 - May 29, 2002

James M. "Jimmy" Wrenn Jr., 80, of Paris passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at his residence.

Graveside services will be Saturday at Evergreen Cemetery in Paris.

Mr. Wrenn was born Dec. 17, 1921 in Brownwood to James Marlin and Anna Rebecca Wrenn. He graduated from Brownwood High School in 1941. In 1943, he married Betty Jo Long of Corsicana.

He began learning to fly in his early teens, and began a life-long love of flying. In World War II, he served as a flight instructor for the Army Air Corps in Corsicana, and later flew DC-3s and C-46 cargo planes over the "hump" in China and India.

After the war, he began flying for Delta Dusting Company (later to become Delta Airlines), and continued a career as a crop duster, flying instructor, and airplane mechanic, which spanned over 50 years. He lovingly restored many vintage aircraft by hand. In 1961, he and his family moved to Paris, where he ran Aero Dust and Spray at Cox Field. In 1993, the Federal Aviation Association awarded him the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award, named for the Wright brothers' mechanic, and he was a lifetime member of the Experimental Aircraft Association.

He later married Billie Ruth Spann of Paris.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Pamela Higgins Campbell, who was an attorney in Philadelphia and Paris.

Survivors include his daughter, Dr. Jennifer Kozar of New Jersey; stepsons, Jerry Spann of Lufkin and Gary Spann of Tyler, grandsons, Hunter and lan Kozar of New Jersey, and step-grandchildren, Jeff Spann of Florida, and Nikki Lovelady of The Colony, Dawn Sims of Branson, Mo., and Jennifer Holloway of Denton.

Arrangements by Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home of Paris.


5/31/2002 2 Die on County Roads in April

From Staff Reports

The Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol investigated 58 rural traffic accidents in Navarro County in April, according to Sgt. Ken Authier. The accidents resulted in two deaths and 40 injuries.

The first fatal wreck over the reported period happened April 4 on Farm-to-Market Road 309 south of Goodlow. Kerens High School junior Emerald N. Ward, 17, was a passenger in a 1995 GMC Suburban that crashed just before midnight. The driver, 19-year-old Angie M. Moore and a 2-year-old passenger were taken to Navarro Regional Hospital.

Ward was not wearing a seat belt, according to a DPS report.

Another fatal wreck happened April 29 on Farm-to-Market Road 667 about 13.5 miles west of Corsicana. Killed in that wreck was 81-year-old Tildy Ann Miller of Purdon. Miller was a passenger in a 1990 Toyota Camry driven by 56-year-old Patricia Jean Smith, also of Purdon. Smith was treated at Navarro Regional Hospital.

The total rural traffic accidents for Navarro County for the year is 194, which resulted in four deaths and 112 injuries.

The 22 counties which comprise Highway Patrol District 6A have had a total of 3,057 rural traffic accidents this year, which have resulted in 77 deaths and 1,822 injuries. This compares to 2,988 accidents, 66 deaths and 1,780 injuries reported during this same period last year.

Highway Patrol District 6A is comprised of Navarro, McLennan, Bosque, Hill, Erath, Comanche, Hamilton, Hood, Somervell, Johnson, Ellis, Henderson, Anderson, Cherokee, Houston, Madison, Falls, Limestone, Bell, Coryell, Freestone and Leon counties.


Amy Argersinger
April 8, 1986  - May 30, 2002

Amy Argersinger, 16, of Arlington joined the Lord on May 30, 2002.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Moore Funeral Home, Bowen Road Chapel, 4216 S. Bowen Road, Arlington.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Lake Arlington Baptist Church, 2912 Little Road, Arlington. Interment will follow at 5 p.m. Sunday at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Amy was born April 8, 1986 in Fort Worth. She lived a daily walk with the Lord, sharing His glory with others. Her smile radiated the love she felt for life and for others. She participated in church youth groups in both Arlington and Corsicana. Amy had completed her sophomore year at Martin High School, enjoying every minute of her life with her friends and family. She played violin in the Martin Orchestra and during her freshman year was on the Martin Diving Team. She was in Quiz League and Key Club at Martin. She had completed nine years of Girl Scouts, completing her Silver Award as a freshman; she was working on her Gold Award.

Survivors include her parents, Ray and Luann Argersinger; loving brother, Adam; grandparents, J.B. and FloRae Argersinger of Austin and Howard and Joyce Coley of Corsicana; aunts, uncles and cousins, Ross and Rose Curtis and Risa and Maya Curtis of Austin, George and Colleen Ellis and Michael and Ian Ellis of Spicewood, Jim and Terry Argersinger and Leah Argersinger of Coppell, Leo and Abbie Argersinger of Austin, David and Kitty Mellenbruch and Meagan and Justin Mellenbruch of Del Valle, David and Dawn Coley and Sadie and Jonah Coley of Corsicana; and many friends who will remember her smile.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home of Arlington. Local arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Lewis Hebert Gee

Lewis Hebert Gee, 85, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, May 30, 2002 in Dallas.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Granbury Cemetery with the Rev. Leon Gee and Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating.

Mr. Gee was born July 2, 1916 in the Fall Creek community of Hood County. He married Imogene Boyd Aug. 14, 1946. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, and served on many boards. He worked 12 years for Stewart Motor Company. He loved his church, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Bessie Gee; granddaughter, Sidney Michele Gee; grandson, Leslie Kyle Gee; brother, Truman Gee; and brother-in-law, John C. Bunch Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Imogene Gee of Corsicana; son and daughters-in-law, Lynn and Toni Gee of North Richland Hills, Jeffrey and Bernice Gee of Arlington, and Byron and Robbin Gee of Tomball; sisters, Maxine Baze and husband G.T., Oma Mae Gee and Edith Bunch, all of Fort Worth, and Nadine Livesay and husband Jess of Arlington; brothers, Burl Gee and wife Stella of Irving and Leo Gee and wife Barbara of Granbury; sister-in-law, Pat Gee of Granbury; granddaughters, Rachel Gee of Corsicana, Rebecca Gee of Tomball, Delaney Gee of North Richland Hills and Kaylee Gee of Arlington; grandsons, Chandler Gee of North Richland Hills, and Zachery Gee and Lindsey Gee, both of Arlington.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lewis Herbert Gee
1916 - 2002

 

 
Lewis Herbert Gee, 85, a soil conservationist for 30 years with the U.S.D.A., died Thursday, May 30, 2002, in Dallas.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Sunday in Granbury Cemetery. Officiating clergy: The Rev. Leo Gee and Dr. Jimmy Finley.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

Mr. Lewis Herbert Gee was born July 2, 1916, in the Fall Creek Community in Hood County. He married Imogene Boyd, August 14, 1946. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, and served on many boards. He worked 12 years for Stewart Motor Co.

He loved his church, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by parents, Mack and Bessie Gee; granddaughter, Sidney Michele Gee; grandson, Leslie Kyle Gee; brother, Truman Gee; and brother-in-law, John C. Bunch Jr.

Survivors: Wife, Imogene Gee of Corsicana; sons and wives, Lynn and Toni Gee of North Richland Hills, Jeffrey and Bernice Gee of Arlington, Byron and Robbin Gee of Tomball; sisters and husbands, Maxine and G.T. Baze of Fort Worth; Oma Mae Gee, Edith Bunch, both of Fort Worth, Nadine and Jess Livesay of Arlington; sister-in-law, Pat Gee of Granbury; brothers and wives, Burl and Stella Gee of Irving, Leo and Barbara Gee of Granbury; granddaughters, Rachel Gee of Corsicana, Rebecca Gee of Tomball, Delaney Gee of North Richland Hills, and Kaylee Gee of Arlington; grandsons, Chandler Gee of North Richland Hills, Zachery Gee and Lindsey Gee, both of Arlington


Beverly (Allen) Dockery
Aug 30, 1943 - Aug 16, 1999

Beverly Dockery, 55, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Northside Baptist Church, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bob Blake, Lewis Palos, Wayne Nelson, Lamoin Lawhon, Randy Blue and Al Fisher.

Mrs. Dockery was born Aug. 30, 1943 in Corsicana.

Mrs. Dockery is survived by her husband, Thomas Dockery of Corsicana; sons and daughter-in-law, Danny and Marsha Ward and Michael Dockery, all of Corsicana; grandchildren, Jason and Kyle Ward of Corsicana; father, W.T. Allen of Rockwall; mother, Faye Bates of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Pam Allen of Chatfield; nieces, Ashley and Alissa Palmeri of Chatfield; and nephew, Sean Dockery of Waco.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Hazel Elizabeth Stewart
Mar 21, 1910 - Aug 16, 1999

Hazel Elizabeth Stewart, 89, passed away Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, in Mesquite.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, with Dr. Robert Young officiating and Dr. Robert Bone assisting. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Eaton Jr., Dana E. Eaton, J. Mark Eaton, William R. Dorsett, Paul E. Wood and Dr. Robert Bone.

Mrs. Stewart was born March 21, 1910 in Eureka. She retired from First National Bank of Corsicana and was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene R. Stewart in 1997.

Mrs. Stewart is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Doris Jean and Nathan A. Eaton of Mesquite; grandsons, Nathan A. Eaton Jr. of Mesquite and Dana E. Eaton and J. Mark Eaton, both of Rowlett; granddaughter, Donna Eaton of Garland; sisters, Eleanor Dorsett and Anna R. Wood of Dallas; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Patterson of Virginia, Eugenia Stewart of Corsicana and Nell Louise Stewart of Fort Worth; five great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.



Herbert E. Bruns

Herbert E. Bruns, 67, of Amarillo passed away Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999, at BSA Hospital.

Services were 10 a.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church, 5005 Interstate 40 West, Amarillo, with Pastor Mark Cattau officiating. Interment followed at Llano Cemetery.

Mr. Bruns was born in Vernon and moved to Amarillo in 1980 from Corsicana. He was a 1953 graduate of Texas Tech and married Veradelle Anderson in 1963 in Hereford. He was a soil scientist and had been employed by Soil Conservation Service, retiring in 1986. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Mr. Bruns is survived by his wife, Veradelle Bruns of Amarillo; sons, Harlan Bruns of Amarillo, Hal Bruns of Lewisville and Hilrey Bruns of Amarillo; daughters, Jan Countiss of Amarillo and Julie Hawkins of Huntsville, Ala.; sister, Ruth Shubert of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and seven grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Building Fund or Kidney Foundation.

Arrangements by Schooler Gordon Funeral Directors of Amarillo
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Notes:

  • Social Security Death Index:
    HERBERT E BRUNS 25 Jul 1932 15 Aug 1999 (V) 79109 (Amarillo, Randall, TX)  456-50-6034 Texas


Frederick Alton 'Mac' McGraw
Jan 25, 1927 - Aug 15, 1999

Frederick Alton "Mac" McGraw, 72, of the Iron Stob and Lane area of Oklahoma passed away Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999 at Medical Center of Southeast Oklahoma in Durant, Okla.

Visitation will be 7 p.m. today at Brown's Funeral Chapel.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brown's Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Bartt Bradford officiating and Lester Bradford assisting. Interment will follow at Butler Cemetery in Lane, Okla.

Pallbearers will be Dwayne Bryan, Jimmy Adams, Johnny Adams, David Creach, Jim McGraw and Cotton Bradford.

Mr. McGraw was born Jan. 25, 1927 in Blooming Grove to Fred and Vernice Rhodes McGraw. He graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1944 and married Helen F. Bradford on Sept. 13, 1952 in Durant, Okla. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He worked many years for W.O. Bankston Auto Dealership as a salesman, retiring in 1989. He was a 32nd degree mason member of the Mike H. Thomas Lodge No. 1314 in Dallas and was a shriner affiliated with Hella Temple in Dallas. He lived many years in Dallas before moving to Atoka, Okla. two years ago. He loved quail hunting, fishing and camping and prided himself in his yardwork.

Mr. McGraw was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Vernice McGraw; and brothers, Lacy, Bob and Thurman McGraw.

Mr. McGraw is survived by his wife, Helen McGraw of the home near Lane; son, Jeff McGraw and wife Vicki of Dallas; granddaughters, Meagan and Lauren McGraw, both of Dallas; brother, Don McGraw and wife Wanda of Blooming Grove; sister, Jane Ryan and husband Lynn of Santa Maria, Calif.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Adam and Maggie Bradford of Lane; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, many other relatives and many very dear and loved friends.

Arrangements by Brown's Funeral Service of Atoka, Okla.


Josiah Martin 'Joe' Daniel Jr.
Feb 12, 1924 - Aug 14, 1999

Services for Josiah Martin "Joe" Daniel Jr. will be 3 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Episcopal Church in Corsicana, with the Rev. Ed Nettleton of Lake City, Colo. and the Rev. Ed Baggett of Corsicana officiating. Burial will be at Kerens Cemetery.

Mr. Daniel, a retired oil and gas industry executive who resided in Austin, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999 at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston after a lengthy battle with leukemia. Born Feb. 12, 1924 in Kerens, he was an Eagle Scout and a 1942 graduate of Corsicana High School. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Naval Air Corps with the rank of lieutenant j.g. He married Peggy Glover of Pecos on Aug. 24, 1946. In 1949 he graduated from University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering. He was a longtime member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers. He was employed by Texaco from 1949 to 1957 and by Cabot Corporation in Pampa for the remainder of his career. His family will remember him as a very good man and a world class fly fisherman.

He is survived by his wife; sons, James Preston Daniel of Atlanta, Ga. and Josiah M. Daniel III of Dallas; and grandchildren, Carolyn Susanne Daniel and Michael Preston Daniel of Atlanta and Thaddeus E.S. Daniel and Josiah M. Daniel IV of Dallas.

Arrangements by J.B. Earthman-Tanglewood Funeral Directors of Houston. Local arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mabel E. (Cry) Prater

Mabel E. Prater, 76, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Richard D. Kellam officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Anderson, Corey Foster, Jimmy Foster II, Tim Gorden, Mike Hammock and Sean Ibison. Honorary pallbearers will be Riley Couch and Richard Douglas Kellam.

Mrs. Prater was born Oct. 1, 1922 in Limestone. She was a lifelong member of the Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Okla Prater; and sisters, Lurline Good, Claudene Goodloe, Quinna Whatley and Lottie Wooten.

Mrs. Prater is survived by her sons, Dewey "Buddy" Foster of Mesquite and Jim Foster of Royce City; daughters, Glenda M. Hammock of Richardson, Pat Kellam and husband Richard of Ennis, and Betty McDaniel of Corsicana; brother, Ly C. Cry; stepsons, Glenn Prater of Corsicana and Wendle Prater of Fort Worth; 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, a host of friends and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.



John Philip Scarborough

John Philip Scarborough, 60, of Dallas passed away Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, in Dallas.

Services will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, with Dr. Robert Young officiating.

Mr. Scarborough was born Oct. 25, 1938 in Corsicana.

Mr. Scarborough is survived by his parents, John H. and Lois Margarite Scarborough of Eugene, Ore.; sons, Jeff G. Scarborough of Elm Mott and John Wesley Scarborough of Snyder; sisters, Lorna Kelley of Munich, Germany, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough of San Diego, Calif. and Lois Shirck of Cleburne; brother, David Scarborough of Floral City, Fla.; granddaughter, Brandy Nicole Scarborough of Dawson; and other family members, Debbie Foarde of Florida and Cindy Lundberg of Austin.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Mark L. Smith

Mark L. Smith, 76, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at Heritage Oaks.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be William S. Maupin, Kelly Navarro, James Gary Pillans, Mark Smith, Gene L. Thomas and Kenneth Weaver.

Mrs. Smith was born May 28, 1923 in Dallas.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Glen Gullatt of Corsicana; grandchildren, Rushell and Brett Killins of Irving; and brother, Wayne R. Simmons of San Antonio.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Minnie Lee Travis

Minnie Lee Travis, 82, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Wendt, Michael Wendt, Bill Travis, Leslie Travis, Charles Travis, David Travis and Jason Wendt.

She was born Jan. 16, 1917 in Corsicana. She worked for many years at Traders and General Insurance Company in Dallas. When she retired she moved back to Corsicana and resided at Northwest Apartments.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harve Travis; sister, Nona Faye Beamon; and brother, Hubert G. Travis.

She is survived by her brother, Clarence H. Travis of Hurst; sister, Betty J. Wendt of Corsicana; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


James Loyd Heifner

James Loyd Heifner, 73, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, in Fort Worth.

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

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Resthaven Memorial Park, with Russell Bankes Jr. officiating.

Mr. Heifner was born March 31, 1926 in Corsicana. He was a member of the Church of Christ, VFW Post No. 3366 in Corsicana and the University of Texas Alumni Ex-Students Association. He graduated from Corsicana High School and Navarro College, where he played football for both schools. He was retired from Mobil Oil Company after 33 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in which he was stationed in Italy.

Mr. Heifner is survived by his son, James B. Heifner of Center; daughters, Diane Mask of Corsicana, Janet Merchant of Turnerville, Ala. and Sandy Smith of Seaside, Ore.; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Willie Ann Rhodes

Willie Ann Rhodes, 92, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at Twilight Nursing Home.

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

Graveside services will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery, with Jim Anderson officiating.

Mrs. Rhodes was born Sept. 29, 1906 in Montague County.

Mrs. Rhodes is survived by her daughter, Billie Jean Tucker of Corsicana; grandchildren, Jimmy and Martha Tucker of Kaufman; and great-grandchildren, Rachel Tucker and Roby Tucker, both of Kaufman.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
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Alberta Kelly

Alberta Kelly, 101, of Los Angeles, Calif. and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Aug. 14, in Los Angeles.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Kelly was born Feb. 23, 1898 in Calvert.

Mrs. Kelly is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Gwendolyn Doris and Willie Doris of Los Angeles, Calif.; son and daughter-in-law, Waymond McHenry and Mary L. McHenry of Corsicana; sister, Emma Lewis and Ernestine Brooks, both of Corsicana; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Grady Hutson Schultz

Grady Hutson Schultz, 77, of Malakoff passed away Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, in Athens.

Graveside services will be 9 a.m. Saturday at Kerens City Cemetery, with the Rev. Ted Eaton officiating.

Mr. Schultz was born Jan. 19, 1922 in Mankin to Paul and Effie Schultz. He lived all his life in this area and was of the Baptist religion. He was a retired commercial fisherman.

Mr. Schultz was preceded in death by his wife, Leona Schultz; and one brother.

Mr. Schultz is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Joyce Ann and L.E. "Pete" Phillips of Trinidad; sister, Petie Airheart of Trinidad; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Tomlinson Funeral Home of Seven Points.


Bealon David Ware

Bealon David Ware, 61, of Roane passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, in Roane.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21 at Roane Baptist Church, with the Rev. Leroy Elmore officiating. Private interment will be held at a later date.

Mr. Ware was born Dec. 7, 1937 in Corsicana.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Ware of Roane; daughter, Watonia Kilgore of Montgomery; son, William David Ware of Tomball; uncle, Delma Ware of Marble Falls; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Ferris Richard Fields

Ferris Richard Fields, 62, of Kerens passed away Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas after a long battle with heart disease.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Methodist Church in Kerens, with the Rev. Claude Davison officiating and the Rev. Frank Williams assisting. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Pete Washington, Eddie McNeese, Billy Stevens, O.R. Spurlock, Kelly Don Berry and Charles Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Sanders, Jimmy Keele, Tommy Spivey and the Navarro County Reserve Sheriff's Deputies.

Mr. Fields was born Dec. 21, 1936 in Frost. He married Martha Thomason on Aug. 23, 1957. He was a member of First Methodist Church of Kerens and had been a resident of Kerens for 30 years. He served in the National Guard. He was one of the first members of the Navarro County Sheriff's Reserve Deputies from 1977 to 1984 when he resigned as chief of the reserves due to poor health. He was employed by Joe York Furniture Company and then by Montgomery Ward as appliance manager.

Mr. Fields is survived by his wife, Martha Fields of Kerens; goddaughter and husband, Shelley and Jason McCurdy of Kerens; mother, Nanny Jones of Kerens; brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Brenda Fields of Kerens and James and Norma Thomason of Waco; sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Swede Segerlind of Houston; brother-in-law, Melvin Clovin of Carthage; aunts, Faye Ingram and Maurine Cook, both of Grand Prairie; aunt and uncle, Christine and Ethan Melton of Irving; uncle and aunt, Ramsey and Joyce Fields of Barry; stepmother, Edna Fields of Waxahachie; stepsisters, Shirley Hykes, Patsy Hayes and Jimmie McClure, all of Midlothian, and Betty Thompson of Italy; stepbrothers, Earl Max Neal of Fort Worth and John Neal of Lancaster; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.


Willie M. 'Hoppy' Daniels

Willie M. "Hoppy" Daniels, 51, of Crandall passed away Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, in Terrell.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Mr. Daniels was born April 16, 1948 in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Beaver; and brother, James Daniels.

Mr. Daniels is survived by his wife, Elaine Daniels of Crandall; father, Houston Daniels of Dallas; sons, John Daniels and Ronnie Daniels, both of Crandall; daughter, Norma Daniels of Crandall; sisters, Bobbie Buck of Dallas, Norma Myers of Dallas, Edna Russell of Tulsa, Okla. and Pat Saulters of Quinlan; and brothers, Bobbie Hunt of Amarillo, Dearle Hunt of Pittsburg, Ray Hunt of Kemp and William Hunt of Dallas.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Leah Emma Berry

Leah Emma Berry, 102, of Kerens passed away Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at Southwood Nursing Home in Kerens.

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. today at Prairie Point Cemetery, with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mrs. Berry was born Aug. 5, 1897 in Kerens.

She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Janis Larue (Follis) Gibson

Janis Larue Gibson, 42, of Dallas passed away Wednesday, July 28, 1999.

Services are pending. Interment will be at Dresden Cemetery.

Ms. Gibson was born on December 27, 1956, in Corsicana. She was a nurse assistant.

Ms. Gibson is survived by her mother, Bonnie J. Follie of Dallas.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Janis L. Follis Gibson

Janis L. Follis Gibson, 42, of Dallas passed away Wednesday, July 28, 1999 in Dallas.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. C. Dan Layne officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 27, 1956 in Corsicana. Mrs. Gibson was a nurse assistant at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

Mrs. Gibson is survived by her mother, Bonnie J. Follis of Dallas; her father and stepmother, Luther and Nancy Follis of Edgewood; brother, Jack Ray Follis of Dallas; companion, Bobby Barrow of Dallas; half-brother, Kirk Follis of Fort Worth; half-sister, Rhonda Follis McFarland of Fort Worth; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Johnnie N. Derden, Mike Derden, Neal Derden, Randy Derden, Tommy Morrison and Ernie Owens.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Daisy Edith (Thompson) Clark

Daisy Edith Clark, 86, of Kerens, formerly of Truth or Consequences, N.M., passed away Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at Kerens Southwood Nursing Home.

A memorial service is pending.

She was born April 29, 1913 in Sapulpa, Okla. She was a seamstress and a Protestant. Mrs. Clark was a member of the Rebecca's Lodge.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Thompson and Lydia Stout.

Mrs. Clark is survived by her husband, Leslie Monroe Clark of Kerens; daughter and son-in-law, Dale and Charles Davis of Kerens; four grandchildren, Gary Davis of Kerens, Laurie Johnston of Richardson, Aaron Davis of Payne Springs and Jason Davis of Brick, N.J.; and three great-grandchildren, Ryan Johnston of Richardson and Shannon Davis and Dylan Davis, both of Brick, N.J.

Arrangements by Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff.


Vera Mae (Perteet) Nokes

Vera Mae Perteet Nokes, 93, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, July 31, 1999 in Corsicana.

Mrs. Nokes was born Dec. 3, 1905 in Purdon. She was a housewife and a member of Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Nokes is survived by a son, Clyde Nokes of Corsicana; a son and daughter-in-law, Troy and Betty Nokes; sister, Ruby Davis; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Connie and Ronnie Taylor of Tyler; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, John and Jackie Nokes of Weatherford; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granchild.

Pallbearers will be Harvey Beeman, Ron Taylor, John Nokes, Tim Taylor, Todd Taylor and Brian Hicke.

Honorary pallbearers will be Grant Lake, Rudolph Lake, Joe Fogg and Robert E. Bittner.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Mable Lean (King) Perkins

Mable Lean Perkins, 71, of Kerens passed away Friday, July 30, 1999 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Peterburg Baptist Church, Kerens, with the Rev. Jackie Coleman officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery in Samaria.

Mrs. Perkins was born April 20, 1928 in Navarro County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Perkins.

Mrs. Perkins is survived by daughter, Linda Perkins of Dallas; two sons, William (Sonny) Perkins of Dallas and James Perkins of Kerens; two sisters, Charlie Bradford of Dallas and Mary Williams of Kerens; two brothers, Henry King of Kerens and Albert King of Kerens; two granddaughters, Natalie Harper of Oklahoma and Sonja Perkins of Dallas; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Michael Tolliver, Chuck Tolliver, Lewis Bluitt, Collie Bluitt, Earl Bradford and Charles Pickens.

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Petersburg Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


John Cleveland Noland

John Cleveland Noland, 85, of San Antonio passed away Monday, Aug. 2, 1999, in San Antonio.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Noland was born Dec. 24, 1913. He was retired from the Air Force.

Mr. Noland is survived by his daughter, Mary Ann Birchfield of Houston.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Larry Clark 'Jake' Jacobs

Larry Clark "Jake" Jacobs, 53, of Lake Mexia passed away Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1999, at Parkview Hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at First Assembly of God in Mexia, with the Rev. Gary Johnson, pastor of First Pentecostal Church of God in Corsicana officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be members of the Mexia Police Department. Honorary pallbearers will be William Bozeman, James Polk, Lee King, Steve Brewer and Richard Kerzee.

Mr. Jacobs was born Dec. 16, 1945 in Burkburnett. He was a 1964 graduate of Groesbeck High School. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1984 after serving since 1964. He was a Vietnam veteran, tactical aircraft maintenance technician for 20 years and was a master sergeant. He was an animal control officer for the City of Mexia and a certified peace officer.

Mr. Jacobs is survived by his wife, Amy Jacobs of Lake Mexia; father, Clark A. Jacobs of Lake Mexia; daughter, Lori Garner of Friona; son, Shannon Hardcastle of Waco; grandson, Robby Leger of Friona; granddaughter, Dakota Thompson of Waco; and brother, William V. Jacobs of Lufkin.

Arrangements by Porter Funeral Home of Mexia.


Lena (Beasley) Martin

Lena Beasley Martin, 88, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Resthaven Memorial Park, with Russell Bankes officiating.

Mrs. Martin was born April 25, 1911. She had been officer manager for Ray's Transfer.

Mrs. Martin is survived by her husband, Ray Martin of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Finis and Amanda Martin of Corsicana; daughters, Glynda Rackley of Trinidad, Colo. and Janice Dunn of Highland Park; sister, Thelma Beasley of Corsicana; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Jewel (Payne) Armstrong
May 14, 1906 - Aug 5, 1999

Jewel Armstrong

Jewel Armstrong, 93, of Corsicana and formerly of Frost, passed away Thursday, Aug. 5, 1999, at Corsicana Nursing Home. She was born May 14, 1906 in Mississippi.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Jewel Armstrong, 93, of Corsicana and formerly of Frost, passed away Thursday, Aug. 5, 1999, at Corsicana Nursing Home.

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

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Gene Cravens officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Joe Parum, Sam Belcher, Leon Crawford, Ersell Crawford, Clifford Williams and Kenneth Reed.

Mrs. Armstrong was born May 14, 1906 in Nettleton, Miss.

Mrs. Armstrong was preceded in death by her son, Billy Lewis Armstrong; daughter, Betty Jean Armstrong.

Mrs. Armstrong is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Lorene Armstrong Lindop of Rockwall, Jackie Pevehouse of Lubbock and Annie Sue and William Price of Carthage; brother, Joe Payne of Yakima, Wash.; sister, Euna Gowdy of Memphis, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and daughter-in-law, Joy Armstrong.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

Corsicana Daily Sun - Aug. 7, 1999

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IN MEMORY OF: JEWELL ARMSTRONG
DATE OF BIRTH: May 24, 1906
DATE OF DEATH: Aug 5, 1999
SERVICES: Saturday, August 7, 1999 2:30 P.M.
GRIFFIN-ROUGHTON FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL
OFFICIATING: Rev. Gene Cravens
PALLBEARERS: Clifford Williams, Ersell Crawford, Leon Crawford, Kenneth Reed, Billy Hargrove, Kenneth Logan
INTERMENT: Frost Cemetery
ARRANGEMENT: Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove, Texas

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Norm Holland

Norm Holland, 39, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at Baylor Medical Center of Dallas.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Clayton Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mr. Holland was born July 3, 1960 in Seattle, Wash. He had served in the United States Navy.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Holland; and father-in-law, Billy F. Bradley.

Mr. Holland is survived by his wife, Dwana Bradley Holland of Corsicana; son, Bradley Holland of Corsicana; daughter, Ashley Holland of Corsicana; mother, Penny Holland of Bowie; brothers and sister-in-law, Robert and Laraine Holland of Chico and Jimmy Holland of Fort Worth; sisters and brother-in-law, Barbara Holland of Chico, Jan and Robert Newton of McKinney and Jennifer LaRocque of Belton; mother-in-law, Wanda Bradley of Corsicana; and a number of aunts and uncles.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.



Paul H. Krauter

Paul H. Krauter, 30, of Retreat passed away Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, in Dallas.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Dillon, Eric Johnson, Blane Krauter, Keith Krauter, Mark Neagle and Kynne Norman. Honorary pallbearers will be Joshua Bamburg and Justin Ford.

Mr. Krauter was born Sept. 21, 1968 in Dallas. He was a loving husband, daddy, brother, son and friend. He was an organ donor with Southwest Transplant Alliance in Dallas.

Mr. Krauter is survived by his wife, Debra Krauter of Retreat; father and stepmother, Ron and J.T. Krauter of Mannford, Okla.; mother, Judy Jisha of Houston; sons, Billy Andrew Krauter, Jonathan Paul Krauter and Robert Wesley Krauter, all of Retreat; brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Kim Krauter of Arp; sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Robbie Orchard of York, Mass.; grandfather, Howard Krauter of Houston; uncle and his wife, Lee and Linda Krauter of New Caney; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Loyd Elbert Knotts
May 4, 1901 - Aug 28, 1999

Loyd E. Knotts, 98, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999 in Corsicana.

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

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

Mr. Knotts was born May 4, 1901 in Angus. He was an independent contractor for many years and a member of Roane Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Roane Baptist Church, P.O. Box 181, Powell, Texas, 75153.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Knotts.

Mr. Knotts is survived four daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and James Frederick of Corsicana, Bobbie and William Martin of Euless, Flora and Wayne Rose of Corsicana, and Betty and James Talley of Corsicana; sister, Goldie Reading of Dallas; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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  • Twin of Floyd Everett Knotts

B. B. Gunn
Dec 7, 1916 - Aug 28, 1999

B. B. Gunn, 82, of Dawson, formerly of Pleasant Grove, passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999 at a Dallas hospital.

Family members will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Mr. Durwood Boggs officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Mr. Boggs was born Dec. 7, 1916 in Groesbeck. He had been a resident of Pleasant Grove for 50 years before moving to Dawson. He had worked for Proctor & Gamble in Dallas for 33 years before retiring in 1977. Mr. Gunn was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ for 49 years and was a Mason in the Bruton Corner Lodge in Dallas for more than 50 years.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Gunn of Dawson; daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Harvey Hebert of Dawson; daughter, Linda Gunn of Dawson; three sisters, Opal Reynolds of Clute, Joy Minze of Amarillo, and Betty Crumpton of Austin; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Tom H. Overton
Jun 11, 1923 - Aug 27, 1999

Tom H. Overton, 76, of Malakoff passed away Friday, Aug. 27, 1999 at Kerens Southwood Manor.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel with Elder Joseph Johnson Sr. officiating.

Mr. Overton was born June 11, 1923 in Powell.

He is survived by several family members.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary


Billy Glenn Clarkson Sr.
Jun 1, 1934 - Aug 2, 1999

Billy Glenn Clarkson Sr., 65, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Aug. 2, 1999, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mr. Clarkson was born June 1, 1934 in McKinney. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He worked at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company for more than 20 years, and served in the U.S. Army and the National Guard of the 36th Infantry and 143 Division.

He was preceded in death by his father, L.G. Clarkson.

Mr. Clarkson is survived by his wife, Vera Marie Clarkson of Corsicana; mother, Lovella Clarkson of San Angelo; sons, Casey Lynn Clarkson and Billy Glenn Clarkson Jr., both of Corsicana; daughter, Lori Ann Clarkson of Corsicana; sisters, Vivian Blackstock of Aransas Pass, Vicki Grosshans of San Angelo and Leatrice Hensley of Duncanville; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Ortis Lee Wright
Jun 23, 1918 - Aug 2, 1999

Ortis Lee Wright, 81, of Blooming Grove passed away Monday, Aug. 2, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be this evening at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. at Turnersville Cemetery in Turnersville.

Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Wright was born June 23, 1918 in the Coryell Community. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and Lions Club. He had been a self-employed store owner.

Mr. Wright is survived by his wife, Gladys Wright of Blooming Grove; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Glenda Wright of Plano; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Wayne May of Blooming Grove; and grandchildren, Lance Wright of Dallas, Wesley Wright of East Norwalk, Conn. and Kristi Skains and husband Josh of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Reginald Donald 'Big Rick' Liggins
May 14, 1951 - Jul 30, 1999

Reginald Donald "Big Rick" Liggins, 48, of Corsicana passed away Friday, July 30, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were noon today at Bethel AME Church, with the Rev. Billy Freeman officiating. Interment followed at Woodland Cemetery.

Friends of the family served as pallbearers.

Mr. Liggins was born May 14, 1951 in Corsicana.

Mr. Liggins was preceded in death by his brother, Gregory D. Liggins; maternal grandmother, Willie M. Overby; maternal grandfather, Jacob "PK" Overby Jr.; and great-aunt, Ola Faye Johnson.

Mr. Liggins is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Liggins of Kemp; sons, Reginald D. Liggins II and wife Tonya of Terrell, and Mikelia L. Liggins of Kemp; stepdaughter, Shannon Gorman and husband Lynn of Crandall; mother, Wynona M. Liggins of Corsicana; sister, Penny A. Liggins of Corsicana; great-aunt, Martha Grayson of Fairfield; great-uncle, Lawrence Jackson of Streetman; step grandson, Jalen Gorman; niece, Brittney Liggins; nephew, Gregory Talton; cousin, Fannie Sue Gilbert and husband Merlin of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Perry Evans
Dec 28, 1910 - Jul 31, 1999

Perry Evans, 88, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, July 31, 1999, at Heritage Oaks Nursing Care Center.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel, with Willie Wilmore officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Evans was born Dec. 28, 1910 in Eureka.

Mr. Evans is survived by his son, E.P. Evans of Corsicana; daughters, Annie Ruth McDade of Houston and Julia Mae Johnson of Corsicana; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Molly Venora Radford of Corsicana; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


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