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Bobbie Milne Rimmer

Bobbie Milne Rimmer, 76, of Rice passed away Sunday, July 7, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Pentecostal Church of God with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Mrs. Rimmer was preceded in death by children Etter Ray Jones and Helen Jenkins.

She is survived by husband Melvin Rimmer of Rice; sons Larry Jones and wife Pam of Robinson and Dennis Rimmer and wife Lori of Riverside, Calif.; daughters Dinah Rogers and husband Jerry of Sapula, Okla., Betty Baker and husband Lonnie of Corsicana, Joyce Lucas and husband Ronnie of Corsicana and Tinya Holifield of Kosse; brothers Charles Egbert and Billy Egbert; sisters Barbara Koren, Dorothy White and Janice Fiesler; 23 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Eleanor Marie (Weiler) Lightsey

Charleston (SC) Post and Courier, 3 March 2002

Mrs. Eleanor Marie Weiler Lightsey, 87, of Arlington, Va., and formerly of Fairfax, S.C., died Sunday, March 24, in Arlington, Va., after an extended illness.Born June 27, 1914, in Corsicana, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Herold J. Wieler and Ruby D. Houston Weiler. She was an elementary school secretary and was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. She is survived by her husband, William Marion Lightsey of the home; three daughters, Etta Marie Wilson of Westbrook, Conn., Eleanor Weiler Lightsey-O'Key of Hilton Head Island, S.C., and Frances Louise Marshall of McLean, Va.; one brother, Herold J. Weiler of Asheboro, N.C.; five grandchildren, Mark William Wilson, Cynthia Marie Marshall, Emily Ann Marshall, Christopher Brian Haulsee, William Scott Haulsee, and Russell Theodore Wilson, Jr., who died prior to his grandmother

Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 30, at 10 a.m., at the Fairfax Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northern Virginia, 4715 N. 15th St., Arlington, Va. 22205.

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Lewis Edward Tinker
Dec 7, 1934 - Jul 6, 2002

Houston Chronicle, 8 July 2002

LEWIS EDWARD TINKER, 67 of Point Blank, Texas passed away July 6, 2002. Lewis was born on December 7, 1934 in Navarro County, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents Ida Lea & Henry Tinker, 5 brothers and 1 sister. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Jo Tinker, daughter Sandy Roberts and husband Hap, Grandson Rusty Leslie and wife Sonia, and great grandson Eddie Leslie. Lewis is also survived by children from a previous marriage, Nita, Vicky, and Eddie along with their families. Lewis served in the U.S. Army and is a Lifetime Member of the VFW Post #1839. He also served as a delegate of the Huntsville Bowling Association. Lewis possessed a great sense of humor, never met a stranger and had many loving friends. Family will receive visitors Tuesday, July 9 at the Huntsville Funeral Home, 1215 15th Street, Huntsville, Texas from 5-7. Services will be at the Huntsville Funeral Home, Wednesday, July 10, at 10:00 am with Rev. Gail Williams officiating. Graveside burial will be held at Resthaven Memorial Park at 13102 North Freeway, Houston, Texas at 1:00. Visitation 07-09-02 from 5-7 p.m. Under the direction of: Huntsville Funeral Home 1215 15th Street Huntsville, TX 77340 (936) 295-6363

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Lottie L. (Sparks) Birdsong
May 21, 1919 - Jul 5, 2002

Lottie L. Birdsong

ottie L. Birdsong, 84, of Corsicana passed away Friday, July 5, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be noon Wednesday at Bethel AME Church with the Rev. M.C. Cooper, pastor, officiating and the Rev. Walter McDonald as eulogist. Interment will follow at Mexia Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Smith, Alvin Calhoun, Eddie Calhoun, Wayne Wafer, James Smith and Castiderra Calhoun. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Sparks II, Camiron Smith, LaSalle Donnell Jr., Otis Taylor, Frank Donnell, Gregory Sparks, Elias O'Neal and Jamaal O'Neal.

Mrs. Birdsong was born May 21, 1919 in Limestone County. She was a member of Bethel AME Church, where she served faithfully on the usher board and was youth sponsor.

Survivors include her brothers, Curtis Sparks Jr. and wife Gladys, and Bobby Sparks Sr. and wife Molly, all of Corsicana, and LaSalle Donnell and wife Vivian of Houston; aunt, Leila Hollie of Los Angeles, Calif.; nieces, Lola McWilliams, Lottie Calhoun, Leila Bible, Cassandra Calhoun of Waco, Mattie Smith, Beverly Jones of Mexia, Shelia Wafer of Corsicana, Bobby Lynette Williams of DeSoto, Helen Lee and Helen Cole of Austin; nephews, Eddie Calhoun, Alvin Calhoun and Castiderra Calhoun, all of Waco, Bobby Sparks II of Mesquite, LaSalle Donnell Jr. of Corsicana, Frank Donnell of Houston, Gregory Brent Sparks of Duncanville; goddaughter, Bessie Bell of Corsicana; special cousin, Sinclair Thomas Sr.; and a host of great-nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and a host of children that she loved though her Child Evangelism Fellowship ministry.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Curtis Wilburn Horton
Feb 27, 1927 - Jul 8, 2002

Curtis Wilburn Horton, 75, of Waco passed away Monday, July 8, 2002 in Waco.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Gary Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Horton was born Feb. 27, 1927 in Fairfield.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Tommie Jean Horton.

Survivors include his sister and brother-in-law, Marceline and Rayford Thompson of Lorena; brother and sister-in-law, Hershell and Jane Horton of Waco; a host of nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Jackie L. (Johnson) Butler 
Sep 23, 1935 - Jul 8, 2002

Jackie L. Butler

Jackie L. Butler, 66, of Corsicana passed away Monday, July 8, 2002 in Waco.

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

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Dresden Cemetery with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating.

Mrs. Butler was born Sept. 23, 1935 in Dresden to George W. "G. W." and Addie Pearl Melton Johnson. She was a waitress at Roy's Cafe for 15 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Betty Ann Butler; brother, James Johnson; niece, Carla McColluch; and nephew, Jimmy Johnson.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby E. Butler of Corsicana; sons, George Lee "Bobby" Drake and wife Kathleen Elizabeth of Corsicana; stepson, Bobby E. Butler Jr. and wife Linda of Angus; daughters, Sissy Scott and husband Alvin of Lockney, Pam Drake and Christi Butler Collier and husband Toby, all of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Pat Coker and husband James and Pam McColluch and husband Jerry, all of Corsicana, and Martha Kline and husband Bob of Jacksonville.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Gladys (Pryor) Peeples
Mar 7, 1913 - Jul 9, 2002

Gladys Pryor Peeples, 89, of Flower Mound passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2002 in Flower Mound.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Peeples, Worsham Pryor, Lewis Prince, Brett Prince, Robert Prince and Scott McGlothlin.

Mrs. Peeples was born March 7, 1913 in Roff, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis H. Peeples.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Lewis Prince of Flower Mound; son, Louis David Peeples of Kansas City, Mo.; brother, Worsham Pryor of Cedar Park; grandsons and their wives, Brett and Lisa Prince and Robert and Stacy Prince, all of Plano; granddaughter and her husband, Dana and Scott McGlothlin of Fort Worth; great-grandsons, Schaeffer Prince of Plano and Henry McGlothlin of Fort Worth; and great-granddaughters, Rylie Prince and Emmaline Prince, both of Plano.

Memorials may be made to Odyssey Health Care Hospice, 13800 Montfort Drive, Suite 300, Dallas, Texas 75240.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jason Douglas Ranton
Jan 5, 1970 - Jul 6, 2002

Jason Douglas Ranton, 32, of Dallas passed away Saturday, July 6, 2002 at his residence.

Services were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church, 500 Webster, Waco, with a second service for 3:30 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, 505 W. Marvin, Waxahachie, with Dr. Scott Walker, Dr. Richard Reed and the Rev. David Roseberry officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Blackburn, John Dill, Britt Johnson, Brent Rhodes, Robert Green, Edward Green and Mark Killingsworth. Honorary pallbearers will be Collin Howland, David Hill, Marcus Johnson and Brian Tensink.

Mr. Ranton was born Jan. 5, 1970 in Waxahachie to James and Jo Ann (Samuels) Ranton. At the age of 12, he began his church organ ministry at Sardis United Methodist Church. He graduated from Waxahachie High School in 1988. After graduation, he served as organist at First United Methodist Church in Corsicana and First United Methodist Church in Waxahachie.

He was reporter, city editor and editor in chief for the Baylor Lariat in 1992 and 1993. He received his B.A. degree in journalism and applied music in 1993 from Baylor University and his M.A. degree in journalism in 1998, also from Baylor University.

From 1993 to 1995, he was communications writer for student publications in the office of marketing and communications for Texas State Technical College at Waco, copy editor for the Waco Tribune-Herald in 1998, lecturer in journalism at Baylor from 1998 to 2001, was a Baylor University student media adviser, director of student publications and general manger of student publications from 1995 to 2001.

He was church pianist, organist/music associate at First Baptist Church in Waco, where he served until Jan. 1, 2002 when he became the organist and dean, College of Communication at Christ Church Episcopal in Plano.

While at Baylor, Mr. Ranton was on the BU homecoming committee from 1995 to 1997, judge for All University Sing from 1996 to 1998; Waco Tribune-Herald/James M. Cox Foundation scholarship committee from 1997 to 1998; three-time invited clinician on improvisation/extemporization techniques to the national Baylor Organ Conference and Pipe Organ Encounters, a national program geared to introduce teenagers to organ study; and co-chairman for the 2003 regional American Guild of Organists convention to be held in Waco. He was also working on research in the changes in art usage in print publications.

He was a member of Society of Professional Journalists, Society for News Design, College Media Advisers, Board of Advisers, Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, Delta Upsilon Fraternity, Central Texas Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and Toastmasters International. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Waco.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister.

Survivors include his parents, James Douglas and Jo Ann Ranton of Waxahachie; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church Organ Fund, Waxahachie.

Arrangements by Wayne Boze Funeral Home of Waxahachie.

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Subject: Jason Ranton Obituary
From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 19:28:03 EDT
 
It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of Jason Ranton, age 32, who died at his residence July 6, 2002.  Funeral services were held today at First Baptist Church in Waco, Texas, with a subsequent memorial service this afternoon at First United Methodist Church in Waxahachie, Texas.
 
Jason began his church music ministry at age 12 with Sardis United Methodist Church in Waxahachie, Texas.  His other appointments after high school graduation were with First UMC of Corsicana, Texas, and later with First UMC of Waxahachie. Jason attended Baylor University, majoring in journalism.  After graduation, he was employed in his chosen profession with major publications but was equally known for his considerable keyboard skills.  Jason served as organist for First Baptist Church in Waco until his appointment as organist and Dean, College of Communications at Christ Church Episcopal in Plano, Texas (near Dallas).  He was co-chair for the 2003 American Guild of Organist Regional to be held in Waco, Texas.  Often sought as a clinician in organ improvisation, Jason was very active in the National Baylor Organ Conference and Pipe Organ Encounters.  He is survived by his parents, James and Jo Ann Ranton of Waxahachie, Texas.  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Organ Fund, Waxahachie, Texas.
 
~ Jason Ranton failed to show up for a wedding Saturday afternoon at Christ Church.
He was discovered dead in his apartment by authorities.  Cause of death has not been determined but authorities say it appears to be from natural causes as there was no evidence of foul play.  Jason was a diabetic.  He was also the consummate musician and will be sorely missed.
 
Will someone with posting privileges to Piporg-L please forward this message to their list.
 
Prayerfully,
Jim Pitts

 


Michael Todd Burke
Sep 28, 1967 - Jul 10, 2002

Michael Todd Burke, 34, of Purdon passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Chet Brake and the Rev. H. L. Corpany officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ernest Walker, David Conklin, J. R. Murray, Jessie Hodges, Billy Steele and Brent Steele.

Mr. Burke was born Sept. 28, 1967 in Dallas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Dale Burke; and sister, Glenda Brewer.

Survivors include his mother, Irene Burke of Purdon; uncle, Robert Hulsizer of Bentonville, Ark.; and numerous cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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BURKE
MICHAEL TODD BURKE, age 34, of Purdon, Texas, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana, Texas.  He was preceded in death by his father Lloyd Burke & sister Glenda Brewer.  He is survived by his Mother Irene Burke of Purdon, TX and an Uncle, Robert Huslsizer of Bentonville, Ark. & Numerous Cousins.  Arrangement are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, July 11, 2002.  Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Chapel at 2:00 PM Friday, July 12, 2002, Rev. Chet Brake & Rev. H. L. Corpany officiating.  Interment will be at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas.  Pallbearers will be Ernest Walker, David Conklin, J. R. Murray, Jessie Hodges, Billy Steele, & Brent Steele.
Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, TX


Doris M. (Donoho) Palmer
Mar 15, 1928 - Jul  10, 2002

Doris M. Palmer, 74, of Grand Prairie passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2002 in a Dallas hospital after an ongoing illness.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home, 733 Dalworth St., Grand Prairie. Interment will follow at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.

Mrs. Palmer was born March 15, 1928 in Ranger to Andrew M. and Fannie May Donoho. She had been a resident of Grand Prairie since 1950 and was a former resident of Corsicana. She was a homemaker and a member of Inglewood United Methodist Church in Grand Prairie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley G. Palmer on June 6, 1996.

Survivors include her sons, Stanley Palmer of Baltimore, Md., Dale Palmer of The Colony and Gary Palmer of Grand Prairie; grandchildren, Travis, Tracy, Dustin, Monica and Press; and sister, Frances Wright of Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Dallas Metro, P.O. Box 560089, Dallas, Texas 75356.

Arrangements by Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home of Grand Prairie.


James Floyd 'Pete' Hamilton
Jun 24, 1911 - Jul 13, 2002

J. F. "Pete" Hamilton

J. F. "Pete" Hamilton, 91, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, July 13, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Finley, Deacon Lewis Palos and the Rev. Clayton Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be W. M. Montgomery, Rudy Carroll, Vic Howell, Harold Sanchez, Perry Murphy and Les Cotten. Honorary pallbearers will be area law enforcement officers and fellow Masons.

Mr. Hamilton was born June 24, 1911 in Eureka. He was born the youngest child of a Navarro County "country" doctor, Dr. and Mrs. James Judson Hamilton. "Pete" resided in the house where he was born until just a few months ago when illness necessitated a move to his daughter's home in Corsicana. He was Presbyterian, a member of the Eureka Masonic Lodge, Santa Gertrudis International Association, the Premier Santa Gertrudis Association and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. "Pete" was a rancher and prominent breeder of Santa Gertrudis cattle. He was a gracious host for many events held at Twin Oaks Ranch. He enjoyed people of all ages.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 and 1/2 years, Marguerite Hamilton; parents, James J. and Emma Hamilton, M.D.; brother, Lloyd Hamilton; and sisters, Jewell Johnston, Vada Cuthberton and Ruth Hamilton.

Mr. Hamilton is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Peggy Jean and Liston Herod Jr. of Corsicana; granddaughters and husbands, Tina and Mike Cain of Hillsboro and Jame and Leo Grimone III of McKinney; great-grandsons, Blake Cain and Chase Cain, both of Hillsboro, and Leo "Jay" Grimone IV of McKinney; sister, Polly Hamilton of Corsicana; and sister-in-law, Anita Maxwell of Palmer.

Memorials may be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn, Dallas, Texas 75219; or to First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Michael Dennis Bunch
Mar 12, 1955 - Jul 13, 2002

Michael Dennis Bunch, 47, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, July 13, 2002 at his home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Cave officiating.

Pallbearers will be Butch Lowe, Wayne Lowe, Gerald Lowe, Mike Lowe, Allen Lowe, Joe Giacona, Jack Giacona and Bubba Choppy.

Mr. Bunch was born March 12, 1955 to Henry and Patsy Bunch. He had a "heart of gold" and a never-ending love for his children. He will be forever missed.

He was preceded in death by grandmother, Lillie Black; and father, Henry David Bunch.

Mr. Bunch is survived by his mother, Patsy Bunch of Corsicana; children, Katie and Andy Bunch of Easton, MD; brothers, Doyle Bunch of Houston and Denny Hoffart of Purdon; nephew, Shane Bunch of Phoenix, AZ; nieces, Nikki Bunch of Houston and Haley Hoffart of Purdon; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Gladys (Bradberry) Dozier

Gladys Dozier, 87, of Corsicana passed away Friday, July 12, 2002 in Mexia.

Graveside services are 5 p.m. today at Prairie Point Cemetery near Bazette.

Mrs. Dozier was born Feb. 21, 1915 to William and Oma Hutson Bradberry.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


David Harwell Barlow
Apr 4, 1964 - Jul 12, 2002

David Harwell Barlow, 38, passed away Friday, July 12, 2002 in Amarillo.

Services are pending.

Mr. Barlow was born April 4, 1964 in Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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David Harwell Barlow, 38, of Gatesville passed away Friday, July 12, 2002 in Amarillo.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Billy Mack Sikes officiating.

Mr. Barlow was born April 4, 1964 in Corsicana. He was graduated from Corsicana High School in 1984. He served two years as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army. He loved to hunt, fish, camp and had a great love for being outdoors and playing sports.

He was preceded in death by his father, Cortez Barlow; and grandfathers, Bill Barlow and C.H. McCarter.

Mr. Barlow is survived by his wife, Cathie Barlow of Gatesville; son, Preston Barlow of Corsicana; mother, Mary Barlow of Ennis; brother, Rusty Barlow of Blooming Grove; sisters, Karen Robertson of Blooming Grove, Mandy Grant of Corsicana and Lisa Beemon of Mildred; grandmother, Frances McCarter of Corsicana; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Cross Prison Ministries, Inc., P.O. Box 412, Gatesville, Texas 76528.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Marie Louise (Davidson) Hand

Marie Hand

NACOGDOCHES - Memorial services will be held in memory of Marie Louise Davidson Hand at 2 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2002 in the chapel of First Baptist Church in Nacogdoches with Dr. Allen Reed, pastor of First Baptist Church officiating.  Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Home in Nacogdoches.

Marie was born June 29, 1917 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas.  She accepted Jesus as her Savior at an early age and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Nacogdoches.  She and William Gaines Hand were married on Aug. 10, 1941 in Waco.

She is served by her dear husband and partner, William Gaines Hand; two beloved daughters, Ava Elizabeth Hand of Breckenridge and Margaret Hand Lewis of Waco; two sisters; nieces; nephews and a special cousin.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to your favorite charity or church in memory of Marie.

Cason Monk-Metcalf, Nacogdoches


Zula Mae (Glenn) Franklin

Zula Mae Franklin, 77, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, July 11, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Independent Baptist Church, 703 E. Fifth Ave., Corsicana, with the Rev. Henry McCloud officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Larry Evans, Jerry Hood Jr., Melvin Franklin, Victor Franklin, Samuel Evans, Cecil Lewis and Marvin Franklin.

Mrs. Franklin was born Feb. 14, 1925 in Palestine.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Curtis Franklin.

Survivors include her children, Oliver Franklin Jr. and wife Pam, Arthur Franklin and wife Karen, Leonard Franklin, Debra Porch and husband Joe, Joyce Franklin, Sherrion Franklin, and Precillia Pleasant and husband Charles, all of Corsicana, and Derrick Franklin and wife Debbie of Honolulu, Hawaii; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, L.J. Glenn and wife Clara, O.G. Glenn, Marzena Glenn, Tommie Lee Glenn and Vernall Glenn, all of Dallas; sisters, Mary McFarland and husband Oscar of Mabank, Flora Anderson and Carrie Glenn, both of Dallas; aunt, Idell Anderson of Dallas; uncle, Obilee Allen of Lubbock; and special friends, Helen Baker, Saundra Frater, Arnetta Robinson, Jimmy Hawkins, Milton Turner, Jerline Alexander, Edessa Franklin and Catinia Franklin.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Charles Edward Gowan
Oct 9, 1981 - Jul 15, 2002

Charles Edward Gowan, 20, of Corsicana passed away Monday, July 15, 2002.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Long Prairie Cemeterywith James Williams officiating.

He was born Oct. 9, 1981 in Corsicana.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Kathy Gowan DeBorde and Keith DeBorde of Washington; son, Kade Gowan of Corsicana; daughter, Kaitlin Gowan of Corsicana; brother, Chris Gowan and wife Tammy of Corsicana; and grandmother, Gladys Gowan of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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7/16/2002 Alcohol may have been factor in fatal wreck

From Staff Reports

A local man was killed and three others were injured early Monday in a one-vehicle fatality just south of Corsicana.

The investigation into the wreck that left 20-year-old Charles Edward Gowan is ongoing, according to the local Texas Highway Patrol office. An initial DPS report released later Monday stated the vehicle's driver, 20-year-old Alan Lee Barber Jr., was intoxicated and driving at an unsafe speed.

Four local residents, all age 21 or under, were headed south on Liberty Drive about 3/10 of a mile south of Corsicana around midnight. The posted speed on that stretch of road is 30 miles per hour.

The four-door 1994 Mercury Topaz entered a curve, left the roadway to the right and struck a tree. Gowan was pronounced dead at the scene by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Connie Mayfield. Mayfield pronounced Gowan dead around 12:45 a.m.

The body was sent to Southwestern Institute for Forensic Sciences in Fort Worth, where an autopsy will be performed.

Barber, along with one of his passengers, 20-year-old Erica Brannon, was taken to Navarro Regional Hospital by East Texas EMS. A third passenger, 21-year-old Misty Lee Carver, was taken to Navarro Regional by private vehicle with a possible leg fracture. The report states Barber and Brannon were in fair condition with various abrasions.

The wreck is being investigated by Cpl. Ben Allison.


Lois (Voyles) Bearden

Lois Voyles Bearden, 72, of Midlothian went to her heavenly home Sunday, July 14, 2002, after a courageous bout with cancer. Though her body became weak, her faith remained strong.

Services were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Midlothian Funeral Home, 200 E. Avenue E., Midlothian, followed by interment at Mount Zion Cemetery in Ellis County, with the Rev. Hans Scharen and the Rev. Dan Rogers officiating.

Pallbearers were Hershel Massey, Ronnie Bearden, Jeb Bearden, Curtis Upchurch, Chris Upchurch and William Upchurch (in spirit).

Mrs. Bearden was born Dec. 29, 1929 to Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Voyles of Henderson County. She married Edgar Bearden Jan. 5, 1945. She was a resident of Navarro County until moving to Midlothian 14 years ago. She spent her time as an active member of the Midlothian Senior Citizen Center and enjoyed being a grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, three sisters and one grandson.

Survivors include her brother, Louis Voyles of Cedar Creek; sisters, Johnnie McCullin of Houston and Isell Nichols of Amarillo; sons, Dale Bearden and wife Valorie of Powell and Bill Bearden of Amarillo; daughter, Teresa Upchurch and husband Kenneth of Midlothian; one granddaughter, six grandsons and nine great-grandchildren.

Her family thanks Good Shepherd Hospice and special nurses Anne Artkop and Barbara Ross for their caring and loving attention and dignity given to their mother wonderful mother and grandmother.

Arrangements by Midlothian Funeral Home.


Pauline Frances (Kirby) Rodgers
Feb 8, 1914 - Jul 15, 2002

Pauline Frances Kirby Rodgers, 88, of Vancouver, Wash., passed away Monday, July 15, 2002 at Southwest Washington Medical Center.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel in Vancouver, Wash.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Mrs. Rodgers was born Feb. 8, 1914 in Corsicana. She moved to Vancouver, Wash. from Vanport, Ore. in 1949. She was a professional chef, was the first chef when The Quay opened, and most current employer was Gramms Restaurant. She loved to cook and garden. She was a resident of Kamlu Retirement Center and was the valentine queen last year. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was very devoted to her family and really enjoyed her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John W. Stewart in 1981; second husband, Cliff Rodgers in 1994; and sister, Ellen Hill in 1999.

Survivors include her daughter, Lanelle F. Lee of Vancouver, Wash.; son, Paul Stewart of Skamokawa, Wash.; sister, Billie Heap of Odessa; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and special companion, Mel Hougan of Vancouver, Wash.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 2400 E. Fourth Plain, Vancouver, Wash. 98671.

Arrangements by Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel of Vancouver, Wash.

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Pauline Frances Rodgers

VANCOUVER, Wash. Pauline Frances Rodgers, 88, of Vancouver, Wash., a retired chef, died Monday, July 15, 2002, at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver.
Services will be at 10 a.m. PST Friday at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
She was born in Corsicana and moved to Vancouver in 1949 from Vanport, Ore.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Lanelle F. Lee of Vancouver; son, Paul Stewart of Skamokawa, Wash.; sister, Billie Heap of Odessa; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


Etta Mae (Randle) Anderson
Nov 9, 1902 - Jul 13, 2002

Etta Mae Anderson, 99, of Wortham passed away Saturday, July 13, 2002 in Wortham.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Memorial COGIC in Corsicana. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Winkler.

Pallbearers will be friends and family.

Mrs. Anderson was born Nov. 9, 1902 in Oakwood.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Posie Anderson, granddaughter, Dottie Foster; and brother, Sam Randle.

Mrs. Anderson is survived by a son, LayFette Jack Anderson of Streetman; three grandsons, Gregory Foster, Murray Foster, and Paul Franklin Foster, all of San Diego, Calif.; four great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Ioma (Andrews) Perry
Mar 2, 1909 - Jul 17, 2002

Ioma Perry

Ioma Perry, 93, of Kerens passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at Heritage Oaks West Nursing Home.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mrs. Perry was born March 2, 1909 in Eureka.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Perry; sons, Clifton and Lester Perry; and daughters, Mildred Keele, Vivian Jock and Zelda Steen.

Mrs. Perry is survived by son and daughter-in-law, James and Glenda Perry of Kerens; daughter and son-in-law, Clara and Walter Braxmier of Waxahachie; daughter, Vera Oglesby of Corsicana; two daughter-in-laws, Frances Perry of Corsicana and Judy Perry of Malakoff; two sisters, Lillie Bedford of Oak Valley and Edna McCaslin of Corsicana; brother, Doyle Andrews of Corsicana; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and a number of great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.


Lois Ethel (Hollingsworth) Statham
May 9, 1905 - Jun 5, 2002

HUBBARD - Mrs. Lois Ethel Statham, 97, of Hubbard, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at a Mexia hospital.  Services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, June 7 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Jerry Irvin officiating.  Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Statham was born May 9, 1905, in Blooming Grove.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Hubbard.  Mrs. Statham taught school at Cold Corner and had also worked as a nurses aide at Oakview Manor in Hubbard.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Walter Ervin Statham in 1960; son, Bobby Gene Statham in 1986; brother Billy Mack Hollingsworth who died in WWII; and sister, Beatrice Hathaway.

Survivors include her daughter, Peggy and Earl Phillips of Hubbard; brother, Jim Hollingsworth of Mexia; grandchildren, Ladean and Robert Hawkins of Hubbard, Stephen Earl and Patti Phillips of Fayetteville, Ga., and Terri Statham, Walter Statham and Mike Statham, all of Austin; and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Roger Pitts, Homer Copley, J. W. Wimberly, James Anderson, Eugene Fulton, and Donnie Mayfiled.

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Lois Ethel (Hollingsworth) Statham

LOIS STATHAM
Mrs. Lois Ethel Statham, 97, of Hubbard died Wednesday, June 5, at a Mexia hospital. She was born May 9, 1905 in Blooming Grove. She had taught school at Cold Corner and had also worked as a nurse aide at Oakview Manor Nursing Home in Hubbard. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Hubbard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Ervin Statham, in 1960; one son, Bobby Gene Statham, in 1986; one brother, Billy Mack Hollingsworth, during World War II; and one sister, Beatrice Hathaway. Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Earl Phillips of Hubbard; one brother, Jim Hollingsworth of Mexia; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 7, at Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Jerry Irvin officiating. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

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Josephine (Murchison) Cooksey

Josephine Murchsion Cooksey, 96, of Rice passed away Thursday, July 18, 2002 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating.

Mrs. Cooksey was born Aug. 9, 1905 in Corsicana. She same from a pioneer family of the 1830s. Her father, John Smith Murchison, was a former mayor of Corsicana. She was a teacher and a member of the Retired Teachers Association, as well as the DAR. She was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church of Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Cooksey Sr.; son, James Randall Cooksey; parrents, John Smith and Daisy Polk Murchison; brothers, W.P. Murchison and John L. Murchison; and sisters, Martha Murchison and Iza Wallin Conine.

Mrs. Cooksey is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert M. and Diane Cooksey Jr. of Chatfield; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Neil Duckworth of Rockwall; grandsons, Rober Cooksey III of Korea, James W. Cooksey of Ft. Hood, and Edward Duckworth and Robert L. Duckworth, both of Rockwall; granddaughter, Susan M. Cooksey of Dallas; great-grandson, Matthew Duckworth of Rockwall; great-granddaughter, Laura Duckworth of Rockwall; and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Murchison of Corsicana and Helen Murchison Landers of Waco.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.



Lena Joyce (Tramel) Elson
Oct 30, 1927 - May 28, 2002
 
ELSON
LENA JOYCE TRAMEL. Born October 30, 1927 in Bazette, TX to Fred M. and Virgie Upchurch Tramel.  Passed away May 28, 2002.  Preceded in death by brother Clifton.  Survived by husband Andrew; daughter and son-in-law Robin and Mark Stegman; son Mark Elson; son and daughter-in-law David and Luanne Lamar; grandchildren Andrea Lamar and partner Liz Schweiger; Shannon, Courtney, Shane and Kyle Lamar; brother Fred W. Tramel; sister-in-law and husband Helen and Charles Boutelle; sister-in-law and husband Martha and Norman Clifton; many nieces, nephews and friends.  Joyce spent thirty-six years at the World Trade Center in Dallas where she served on the board of Governors.  Blessed with the gift of gab as well as a kind and generous spirit, she was the heart and soul of the Joyce & Associates Showroom.  Graveside Service 11:00 A.M. Saturday June 1, 2002, Restland Memorial Park.

Irene G. Pollan
Jan 3, 1918 - Jul 8, 2002

POLLAN
IRENE G. died July 8, 2002 at home after a brief illness at the age of 84 years.  She was born January 3, 1918 near Rice, Texas.  Ms. Pollan was valedictorian of Rice High School graduating class in 1935.  She earned a B.A. degree from Texas Women's University in business administration and elementary education in 1949.  Irene Pollan married her childhood sweetheart, GW Pollan on October 24, 1943.  She began her teaching career at Strawn High School in 1939.  In 1956, the family moved to Ferris Texas, and Irene began teaching in Ferris schools and continued teaching until retirement in 1983.  Many would remember Ms. Pollan as a typing teacher.  She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Polly Pollan Starr and Dr. James Starr of Ferris, Tx.  Betty Jane Pollan and Ron Shaw of Abilene, Tx., Georgia Pollan Pier and Gil Pier of Rockwall, Tx.  Grandchildren include Stacy Starr.  Capt. James Starr Jr. Emily Pier and GW Pollan Shaw.  Irene Pollan is a member of the Ferris United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the United Methodist Women, a state officer of the Texas State Teachers Association, and a lifetime member of the Ferris P.T.A.  Graveside services will be on Thursday at 10 am, at Ferris Memorial Park.  Memorials may be sent to the Ferris United Methodist Church, Ferris, Tx. or a charity of choice.
Green Funeral Home 207 South wood St., Ferris TX 75125


Dorothy (Herrin) Carter
Jan 3, 1950 - Jul 16, 2002

Houston Chronicle, 20 July 2002

DOROTHY CARTER, born January 3, 1950 in Corsicana, TX to Weldon and Joyce Herrin, died in Splendora, TX on July 16, 2002 at the age of 52. Dorothy is preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Herrin and is survived by her husband, "Bud" Carter; daughters, Melanie McDonald and her husband, Donny, Stefanie Birtchet; step-daughter, Dusty Michelle Carter; step-sons, Daniel Carter and his wife, Tosha, Damon Carter; father, Weldon Herrin; sisters, Peggy Hebert and her husband, Frank, and Becky Perry. Visitation will be at Kingwood Funeral Home Saturday, July 20, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2002 in the Kingwood Funeral Home Chapel. For those desiring, the family suggests contribution be made to the Dorothy Carter Memorial Fund, c/o Southwest Bank of Texas, 29805 Loop 494, Kingwood, TX 77339.

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Kenneth Wilson Roberts
May 31, 1934 - Jul 20, 2002

Services for Kenneth Wilson Roberts, 68, of Corsicana are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

Mr. Roberts passed away Saturday, July 20, 2002 in Corsicana.

He was born May 31, 1934 in Amarillo.

Arrangement by Corley Funeral Home.

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Kenneth Wilson Roberts

Kenneth Wilson Roberts, 68, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, July 20, 2002 in Corsicana.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.

Mr. Roberts was born May 31, 1934 in Amarillo. He was a welder.

He is survived by son Kenneth Roberts and wife Sharon of New Caney; daughters Debrina Hogue Mooney of Willis, Denada St. Clair and Janice Kay Cross, both of Amarillo; cousin Don Wilson of Fort Worth; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Leonard 'Fred' Hardgrave
Apr 13, 1929 - Jul 20, 2002

Chapel services for Leonard "Fred" Hardgrave, 73, will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Park East Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery.

Mr. Hardgrave passed away Saturday, July 20, 2002.

He was born April 13, 1929 in Corsicana. He was a collector of many things including friends. Mr. Hardgrave was a great husband, dad and grandfather. He retired from Sterling Chemical in Texas City after many years of service.

Mr. Hardgrave is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Mary Hardgrave; daughter, Allison Hardgrave Hay and husband, Michael; granddaughters, A. Elizabeth Hay and Catherine Ann Hay; son, Leonard F. Hardgrave III; sister, Mary Sue Mayfield and husband, John; brother, Norris "Tucker" Hardgrave of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Stephania Rogers; and brother-in-law, Donald W. Bell.

Family will receive friends today from 5-7 p.m. at Forest Park East Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6301 Richmond Ave., Houston, Texas, 77057.

Arrangements by Forest Park East Funeral Home.


Boyd Earl Reynolds
Aug 16, 1930 - Jul 19, 2002

Boyd Earl Reynolds, 71, of Denton died Friday, July 19, 2002 at Denton Community Hospital.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son funeral home with the Rev. Steve Cates officiating.

Interment will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Frost Cemetery.

Mr. Reynolds was born Aug. 16, 1930 in Cooper to Boyd and Melvina Kerbow Reynolds. He served as a corpsman in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He attended Decatur Baptist College and Texas Tech University. He was a Little League coach in his younger years.

He was president of the Lions Club in Elkhart, Kan., in 1969 and a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Sherman. In 1996, he retired as a sales clerk at Exxon. Prior to that, he was a lineman for 25 years at Electric Service Company of Lubbock. He married Bobbie Foree Mize at Central Baptist Church in Wichita Falls April 20, 1984.

Mr. Reynolds was preceded in death by a brother, Wyman Reynolds.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Reynolds of Denton; daughter, Sharon Elizabeth Abplanalp of Houston; stepdaughters, Chari Renee Childers of Krum, Debbie Denise Irby of Krum and Lori Ann Frank of Krum; sons, Michael Eugene Reynolds of Coldspring and Patrick Boyd Reynolds of Honolulu, Hawaii; stepson, Steve Wayne Roberson of Carrollton; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Arrangements by Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home of Denton.

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DENTON, TX

Monday, July 22, 2002

07/22/2002

Boyd E. Reynolds

Boyd Earl Reynolds, 71, of Denton died Friday, July 19, 2002, at Denton Community Hospital.

He was born Aug. 16, 1930, in Cooper to Boyd and Melvina (Kerbow) Reynolds. He served as a corpsman in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He attended Decatur Baptist College and Texas Tech University. On April 20, 1984, he married Bobbie Foree Mize at the Central Baptist Church in Wichita Falls.

Mr. Reynolds retired as a sales clerk at Exxon in 1996. Prior to that he was a lineman for 25 years at Electric Service Company of Lubbock. He was a Little League coach in his younger years, president of the Lions Club in Elkhart, Kan., in 1969; and a 32nd degree Mason.

He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Sherman.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, in the chapel of Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Cates will officiate. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, in Frost Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife of Denton; one daughter, Sharon Elizabeth Abplanalp of Houston; three step-daughters, Chari Renee Childers of Krum, Debbie Denise Irby of Krum and Lori Ann Frank of Krum; two sons, Michael Eugene Reynolds of Coldspring and Patrick Boyd Reynolds of Honolulu, Hawaii; one stepson, Steve Wayne Roberson of Carrollton; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. One brother, Wyman Reynolds, is deceased.


Leonard Hardgrave
Apr 13, 1929 - Jul 20, 2002

Houston Chronicle, 22 July 2002

LEONARD "FRED" HARDGRAVE, 73, born in Corsicana, TX on April 13, 1929 and passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 20, 2002. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Mary Hardgrave; daughter, Allison Hardgrave Hay and husband Michael; granddaughters, A. Elizabeth Hay and Catherine Ann Hay; son, Leonard F. Hardgrave, III; sister, Mary Sue Mayfield and husband John; brother, Norris "Tucker" Hardgrave of Corsicana, TX; sister-in-law, Stephania Rogers; brother-in-law, Donald W. Bell. Fred was a collector of many things including friends and was a great husband, dad, and grandfather. He retired from Sterling Chemical in Texas City, TX, after many years of service. The family will receive friends Monday, July 22, 2002, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m at Forest Park East Funeral Home. Chapel services will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at 3:00 p.m. with interment following at Forest Park East Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6301 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77057.

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Doris Jean (Ellison) Wilkes
Dec 11, 1938 - Jul 10, 2002

Doris Jean Ellison Wilkes, 63, of Los Angeles, formerly of Corsicana, passed away July 10, 2002 at Kindred Hospital in Los Angeles.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Memorial COGIC with Bishop Robert Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Bell, Derrick Bell, George Marshall II, Ivory Joe Bell, Walter McBride and Lessie L. Ellison, Jr.

Mrs. Wilkes was born Dec. 11, 1938 in Corsicana. She was a member of the True Friendship Baptist Church of Englewood, Calif.

She was preceded in death by husband Wilbert Wilkes and son Gregory Wilkes.

Mrs. Wilkes is survived by sister Helen Bell of Corsicana; sisters-in-law Minnie Pearl Wilkes of Los Angeles and Shirley Ellison and Jettie Ellison, both of Corsicana; special cousin Maurice Grant and wife Etta; special friend Shirley White of Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Funeral Home.


Tommy N. Harper
Jun 26, 1961 - Jul 23, 2002

Tommy Harper, 41, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Dr. Robert Young officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy Ray Cobb, Jim Barlow, Dr. J. D. Carroll, Dr. Ray Dean Carroll, Rudy Carroll and Campbell Gillespie. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Kent E. Rogers, Dr. James Price, Bill Bradford and Matt Dawson.

He was born June 26, 1961 in Corsicana. He was a special gift from God and a blessing to everyone whose lives he touched.

Survivors include his parents, Dr. John L. and Jeanne Harper of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, John L. and Denise Harper of Corsicana; sister and brother-in-law, Ricki and Jimmy Driffill of Helotes; nephews, Matthew Driffill of Helotes and Walt Harper of Corsicana; nieces, Sarah Harper and Caroline Harper, both of Corsicana; and many lifelong friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Homes and Services, in care of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 312 N. 13th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Baby Girl Treyjo

Baby Girl Treyjo died Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Calvary Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Williams officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Janell (McBroom) Nokes
Mar 9, 1917 - Jul 24, 2002

Janell McBroom Nokes, 85, of Conroe and formerly of Retreat, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at Hearthstone Living Center in Conroe.

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

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Teri Hildebrand officiating.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Cathy Nokes; granddaughter, Stacy Rodgers and husband Darren; and great-grandchildren, Sarah Elaine Rodgers and James Patrick Rodgers, all of Spring.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • Born 9 March 1917 in Corsicana, TX.  Married Virgil Buran Nokes on 10 August 1943 in Bryan, Brazos Co., TX.

Della Chesser
Died May 7, 1970 in Terrell, Tx. Age 81 st Church.  Services conducted by Rev. Bill Klinglesmith.  Interment in Dawson Cemetery.

Notes:

  • Submitted by: Karmen Slater Earnheart, Jul 2002
  • SSDI: DELLA CHESSER 17 Jul 1888; 15 May 1970 (V); 76639 (Dawson, Navarro, TX) 455-86-9346; Texas

William C. Roberts
abt 1890 - Dec 12, 1968

William C. Roberts
Age 78.  Died December 12, 1968 at his home in Dawson.  Funeral services were held at 2:30pm, December 14 at the First Baptist Church in Dawson.  Services conducted by Rev. Richard Grant.  Pallbearers - Nephews.  Interment in Dawson Cemetery.

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Guy Davis
Age 86.  Died December 12, 1968 in Corsicana.  Funeral services were held December 14 at the First Baptist Church in Dawson.  Services conducted by Rev. Richard Grant.  Pallbearers - Nephews.  Interment in Dawson Cemetery.

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Edna Vivian (Evans) Berry
Sep 27, 1887 - Jul 26, 1968

Edna V. Berry
Age 81.  Died July 26, 1968 in Waco hospital.  Funeral services were held at 2:30pm, July 28 at the First Methodist Church in Dawson.  Services conducted by Re. Bracker and Rev. Ernest Hewitt.  Pallbearers - Joseph Evans, Arthur J. Renfro, Gary Lawrence, Clark Putnam, Wendell Putnam, Dr. E.G. Smith.  Interment in Younger Cemetery.

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  • Submitted by: Karmen Slater Earnheart, July 2002
  • Edna Vivian Evans b. 27 September 1877 d. 26 July 1968. Married  Jack Ermit Berry  13 September 1908 in Waco, McLennan Co., TX.     ..elw

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Mrs. Edna Berry Buried Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna V. Berry were held Sunday at 2:30 P.M. in Dawson Methodist church.
Rev. A. A. Bratcher and Rev Ernest Hewitt officiated. Burial was in Younger Cemetery.
Mrs. Berry 81, died Friday night in a Waco hospital.
She had lived in Waco the past two years at the Regis Retirement Center and was a member of Dawson Methodist church. Her husband, Rev. Jack E. Berry, died in 1959.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Grace Houston, of Corsicana, Mrs. Margarette Hutchins of Dallas and Mrs. Jackie V Collins of Rosemead, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lloyd  Berry of Dawson; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Arthur J. Renfro, Joseph Evans, Gary Lawrence, Clark Putman, Dr. E. G. Smith and Wendell Putman.
Eubanks Directed.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Edna Lafour
  • Edna is a sister to James Warren Evans and William Benjamin Evans

Alice Clementine (Hardy) Weathers
Aug 20, 1874 - Oct 19, 1947

Age 73 years, 1 month and 29 days.  Died at her home in Dawson, October 19, 1947 at 2:20 am.  Funeral services held at Dawson Church of Christ on October 20 at 11am conducted by Minister T. Neel of Ft. Worth.  Burial in Dawson Cemetery.  Pallbearers - C.D. Mitchell, Frank Shaw, J. M. Beasley, Chester Moore, Major Davis, J.A. Berry, Jr.

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Lee Ella (Washington) Sample

Mrs. Lee Ella Sample

Born 6/23/1895 to the parentage of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Washington in Hubbard, Tx. departed this life on Monday, June 18, 1973.  She was united in Holy wedlock to Mr. Johnny G. Sample, Sr., on June 4, 1911 and to this union 12 children were born.  She joined the Methodist Church at an early age and was a faithful member.  She was saved and confessed holiness in 1964 and became a member of the Church of God in Christ in Dawson, Tx.

She leaves to mourn her husband, Johnny G. Sample, Sr., 6 sons, Arthur, Leon, Johnny G. Jr., Robert, Herman and Elvis Sample; 4 daughters, Mrs. Ethel Nevels, Mary Cooper, Dorothy Davis, and Annie Lee Collins, a host of grandchildren, and great grandchildren, 8 sisters, 5 brothers, nieces, nephews, and relatives and friends.

Elder L.C. Coleman, Pastor Officiating

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Mrs. Eva W. Womack

Age 76.  Died February 23, 1968 in Providence Hospital in Waco.  Funeral services held at 3:30pm on Feb. 25, from the First Methodist Church in Dawson.  Services conducted by Rev. George Tucker, Rev. Stephen Love and Rev. Marion Ford.  Interment in Dawson Cemetery.

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Jack Michaels

Age 72.  Died July 16, 1970 in Pasadena, Tx.  Funeral services held at 3pm July 17, 1970 at the Dawson United Methodist Church.  Services conducted by Rev. Bill Klinglesmith.  Pallbearers - J.O. Bumpers, W.B. Slater, James Mitcham, Clyde Roloff, Cloyce Floyd, Clyde Gardner.  Interment in Dawson Cemetery.

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John H. Fondren

Funeral services were held Monday at 3:30pm for John Herman Fondren, 76 of Dawson.  Mr. Fondren was born in Jacksonville on October 23, 1893.  A retired farmer, he had lived in Dawson for the past 63 years.  He was a veteran of WWI.  Mr. Fondren died Sunday at 9:30am in Dawson.

The Rev. Ernest Hewitt officiated with the Rev. Bernard W. Steain assisting at the services, which were held in Dawson United Methodist Church.  Interment was in Dawson Cemetery with Eubanks Funeral Home in charge.

Survivors are his sisters, Mrs. Roy Micham of Hubbard and one brother, Charles Fondren of Dawson.

Pallbearers - Chester Prater, Roy Raley, Howared Pitts, Dan Griffin, Windol Lawrence, Harold Pitts

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Mr. Oliver W. Owens
Apr 10, 1892 - Jul 15, 1970

Services - Church of Christ, July 16, 1970 3:30pm
Officiating:  Mr. L.W. Mayo
Interment:  Dawson Cemetery
Pallbearers:  Herman Matthews, Raymond Etter, Chester Prater, Jeff Robinson, Wilmer Hale, Clyde Roloff, James Etter, Neil Clark

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Mr. Tommie Lawler
Died April 5, 1971

Services - First Methodist Church, April 7, 1971 at 3pm
Officiating:  Rev. Roy Davis
Interment: Dawson Cemetery
Pallbearers:  Nephews and Brothers-in-law

Notes:

  • Submitted by: Karmen Slater Earnheart, July 2002
  • Social Security Death Index: TOMMIE LAWLER 19 Oct 1912; Apr 1971; 464-32-9429; Texas

Mrs. Annie G. Lowrimore

Age 75.  Died June 29, 1970 in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana, Tx.  Funeral services held at 10am July 1, 1970 at the Dawson United Methodist Church. Services conducted by Rev ark Martin, Jerry Blazewicz, James Price, Clyde Turner Sims, Billy Gene Turner, Clifton Turner, Jr.  Interment in Dawson Cemetery.

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Mrs. Rozelle Hill

Age 70.  Died November 18, 1971 in Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque, NM. Funeral services held at 2pm November 21 at the First United Methodist Church in Dawson.  Services conducted by Rev. Bernard W. Stein.  Pallbearers - Ellis Montgomery, Marshall Howard, Neil Clark, Leonard Hill, Leonard Tanner, Dan Griffin.  Interment in Dawson Cemetery.

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Jean (Roberts) McCormick

FORT WORTH - Jean McCormick, 80, a retired nurse, died Wednesday, April 2, 1997, in Fort Worth.
Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Graveside service: 1 p.m. Saturday in Resthaven Cemetery in Corsicana.
Jean McCormick was born June 11, 1916, in Athens. She was a member of Decatur Avenue Church of Christ.
Survivors: Brother, Jake Roberts of Fort Worth; and niece, Billie Winnack of Arlington.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584 


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