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Rev. Charles Joseph McAfee 
Jul 29, 1924 - Dec 6, 1995

Rev. Charles Joseph McAfee, 71, of Blum, Tx., died Dec 6, 1995 at his residence.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Friday at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Cleburne.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, Cleburne, with Revs. Harvey Raines and Delbert Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Watts Chapel Cemetery.

Rev. McAfee was born July 29, 1924 in Corsicana. He was the minister of Watts Chapel Methodist Church in Johnson County. He was a member of the Masonic-Baylor Lodge 1235 in Waco, the Order Eastern Star and the Texas Oddfellows for 50 years.

He is survived by his wife, Ida Louise (Fields) McAfee of Blum; his daughters, Zelma Pesce of Rockwall and Jan Rogan of Mesquite; his son, Charles D. Florine Gray of Corsicana and Marcihlette Hettig of Houston; his brother, Bob McAfee of Matagorda, Tx; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Gladyce Helen (Littlejohn) McAfee 

Obituary moved to Rufus & Gladyce McAfee Biography


Bryan Thomas McAfee 
Nov 15, 1922 - Dec 31, 1972

B. T. McAfee

Graveside services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Emmett Cemetery in Navarro County for Bryan T. McAfee of Temple, who died Sunday in a Temple hospital.

Arrangemetns are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bryan McAfee of Belton; two sons, Wayne McAfee and Wade McAfee, both of Belton, seven daughters, Mrs. Ola Meadows, Mrs.  Beth Williams, Miss Roma McAfee, Miss Beckey McAfee, and Miss Janice McAfee, all of Belton, Mrs. Tommy Miller of Michigan and Mrs. Brianne Pierce of Georgia; his mother, Mrs. E. T. McAfee of Arkansas; three brothers, and six grandchildren

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Christian Hoffman, Sr. 
Sep 25, 1904 - Sep 10, 1979

Christian Hoffman

Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday for Christian Hoffman, 74, of Corsicana who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Jim Ray will officiate.  Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Marcelle Hoffman; two sons, Herbert Hoffman of Corsicana and Christian Hoffman, Jr. of Virginia, Beach, Vir.; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Henley of Ennis and Mrs. Lawrence Bonner of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, five brothers, Jodie Hoffman of Smithville, John W. Hoffman of Corsicana, Samuel Hoffman of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Robert Hoffman of Kansas, and Jack Hoffman of Grandbury; four sisters, Mrs. Flora Gentry of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Mrs. Nellie Plunkette, Mrs. Katherine Krizan, both of Amarillo and Mrs. Carrie McGill of Dallas, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Dean Thedford, Maurice Beale, Johnnie Graig, Clark Sanford, Marvin Fannin and David Abbey.  Honorary pallbearers are Dr. W. B. Mayfield, Buford Barnes, James R. Black, E. T. Powell and Lee Jay Keeton.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Eva Florence (McAfee) Mitchell 
Jan 8, 1887 - May 13, 1970

Funeral service were held Thursday at the Emmett Church for Mrs. Eva McAfee Mitchell of Dallas, who died there Wednesday.
She was born and reared in the Emmett area. The Rev. Wesley Howard officiated and interment was held in Emmett Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Nevins of Dallas and Mrs. Clarice Christ of Buchanan Dam; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Fagala of of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Ollie Daniels of Emmett and Mrs. Georgia Johnson of Graham; a brother Rufus McAfee of Hillsboro, five grandchildren.

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Mrs. Mitchell Buried At Emmett

Mrs. Eva McAfee Mitchell of Dallas died in a hospital there Wednesday, May 13.  Funeral was held at Emmett Baptist Church Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock with Rev. Wesley Howard, Jr., pastor of Frost United Methodist Church, as minister.  Interment was in Emmett Cemetery.

Casket Bearers were Mark Stroder, Prentice Stroder, Aldine Moore, Kris Moore, Gary Connor and Bradley Allison.  Mrs. Betty Sue Allison was pianist and Mrs. Ollie Daniel and McAfee Daniel were vocalists. 

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

Mrs. Mitchell was born at Emmett January 8, 1887.  She was the daughter of the late H.E. McAfee and Elizabeth Groves McAfee.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Nevins of Dallas and Mrs. Clarice Christ of Buchanan Dam; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Fagala of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Ollie Daniel of Emmett and Mrs. Georgia Johnson of Graham; one brother, Rufus McAfee of Hillsboro; five grandchildren.

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Carolyn Kay (Green) Johnson 
 Feb 4, 1946 - May 1, 1980

Carolyn Johnson

DUNCANVILLE - Carolyn Kay Johnson, 34, resident of Duncanville and formerly of Blooming Grove, died May 1 at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

Services were held Saturday, 11 a.m. David Clayton and Sons Funeral Chapel in Duncanville with the Rev. Young Tucker and the Rev. Hollis Yielding officiating.

Burial was at Emmett Cemetery in Emmett

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  • Photo of Headstone
  • b., bur Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX
  • Daughter of Leonard Harold & Ihna Geraldine (Thomason) Green
  • Wife of Harry D. Johnson
  • Submitted by Edward L. Williams

Lendon Eugene McAfee
Jul 13, 1911 - Feb 21, 1977

Lendon McAfee

MALAKOFF - Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Methodist Church in Malakoff for Lendon McAfee, 65, a former resident of Corsicana, who died in Dallas.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Gedyce McAfee of Dallas; three brothers, John Lee McAfee of Corsicana, Rev Charles J. McAfee of Waco and Bobby McAfee of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Gray and Mrs. Jean Gray, both of Corsicana and Mrs. Marcialete Hettig of Houston, George Brown, Gary Lewis and Dennis McAfee.

Paschal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Marcelle (Fagala) Hoffman
Sep 28, 1906 - Oct 10, 1987

Mrs. Marcelle Hoffman

Mrs. Christian (Marcelle) Hoffman, 81, of Corsicana, died Saturday morning in Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service is 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home with the Revs. Larry Norris and John Cox officiating.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born in Blooming Grove and was a resident of Corsicana 62 years.  She was a members of Central Methodist Church and was a housewife.

Survivors include a daughter, [Mrs.] Lawrence Bonner of Corsicana; two sons, Herbert  Hoffman of Corsicana and Christian Hoffman, Jr. of Waco; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Maurine Hester of Austin and Mrs. Sam Gay Ballard of San Antonio.

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Almer McDuffie McAfee


James Ross Sutton 

Ross Sutton

Services are to be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Ross Sutton, 78, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday at Twilight Home.

Rev Peyton Goodman will officiate, and burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was a native and life-long resident of Corsicana, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War I.  He was employed by the post office for 25 years and later a self-employed merchant.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Jorgensen of Corsicana and Mrs. Charles Heye of Austin; a son Ross Sutton, Jr., of Waco; three grandchildren; a brother, B. K. Sutton of Sherman; two sisters, Mrs. R. C. Whiteacre and of Sherman and Mrs. Edens Hyndman of Denton.

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Haskel Gray 
Dec 2, 1908 - Nov 30, 1989

Haskel Gray, 80, of Corsicana, died Nov 30, 1989, at his residence.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Charles Rice officiating, assisted by the Rev. Joe McAfee.  Burial will be in the Pattison Cemetery.

He was born Dec 2, 1908 in Emhouse, and had been a resident of Corsicana for the past 50 years.  He was a rancher and a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Florine Gray of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Doris Scott of Okernos, Mich., Mrs. Marcia Beaver and Mrs. Glenda Novak, both of Groewsbeck, and Mrs. Sarah McCane of Crockett; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Paul Grayson Novak, Jeff Blair, Bruce Roby, Billy Horton, Robert Drain, and Bob Parish.

Honarary pallbearers will be Claude Maggard and Frank Seely Jr., Jimmy Morris, and Ervin McGraw.

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Mattie Mae (McAfee) Fagala 
Apr 15, 1885 - Jan 3, 1974

Mrs. Fagala
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at First Methodist Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Mattie Fagala, 88, native of Navarro County and Blooming Grove, who died Thursday in Austin.
Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery. Arrangements are with McCormick Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Chris Hoffman of Corsicana, Mrs. Bob Hester of Austin, Mrs. Lou Lowry of Fort Worth and mrs. Gay Beth Ballard of Austin; a number of grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; a brother, R. E. McAfee of Hillsboro; and a nephew, McAfee Daniel of Corsicana.

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Mrs. Fagala
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Methodist Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Mattie Fagala, native of Navarro County and Blooming Grove, who died Thursday in Austin. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
Survivors include four daughters, including Mrs. Gay Bethe Ballard of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren two great-great-grandchildren; a brother; and a nephew.
Pallbearers include Bruce McCormick, Drew Gillen, Arthur Garrison, B. W. Springer, and Doris Eddlemon,

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Jean (McAfee) Gray 
Jul 10, 1916 - Dec 13, 1993

Jean McAfee Gray, 77, of Corsicana, died Dec 13, 1993.  Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in the Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating.  Burial will be in the Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.

She was born July 10, 1916 in Corsicana.  She also was a member of the Emhouse Baptist Church and was the former postmaster in Emhouse.  She also was a member of the Rebekah Lodge No. 128 and the Veterans of Foreign War Ladies Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband A. C. Gray and her sister, Jane Brewer.

Survivors include five daughters, Peggy Blackwell and Gayle Horton, both of Corsicana, Patsy Melton of Midlothian, Billie Owen of Hawkins and Betty Eastland of Carthage; two sisters, Florine Gray of Corsicana and Marcialete Hettig of  of Houston; two brothers, Joe McAfee of Blum and Bobby McAfee of Houston; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Alan Brown, Tony Melton, Brian Melton, Dwayne Owen, toby Eastland, Scott Eastland, Billy H. Horton, Jr., Stanley Hortn, Chris Owen and James Hall.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Harold Inmon McAfee  
Oct 31, 1907 - Feb 12, 1975

H. I. McAfee

GLADEWATER - Services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at the First Methodist Church in Gladewater for H. I. McAfee, resident of Gladewater and former resident of Corsicana who died Wednesday afternoon.

Burial will be in Gladewater.

He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leroy McAfee of Corsicana.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Iris McAfee of Gladewater; four sisters, Mrs. A. C. Gray, and Mrs. Ernest Brewer both of Corsicana, Mrs. Marcia Hettig of Houston and Mrs. Haskel Gray of Corsicana; four brothers, John McAfee of Corsicana, Lendon McAfee of Dallas, Rev. Joe McAfee of Cleburne and Bobby McAfee of Houston.

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Ernest Liburn Hiler  
Jan 8, 1908 - Nov 30, 1989

Ernest L. Hiler

Ernest L. Hiler, 81, of Blooming Grove, died Nov. 30, 1989, in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Bruce Cotton officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline Hiler of Blooming Grove; one son, Eldon Hiler of Wills Point; one daughter, Sandra Callicutt of Allen; two sisters, Tab Kitchen of Mansfield, and Fayrene Saunders of Blooming Grove; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ralph McSpadden, Gerald McSpadden, John McGraw, Joe (Buddy) McGraw, Wyndel McGraw, Walter Biggars, Jimmy Page and Wyndle Richards.

Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Kirk and Skeeter Reed.

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Jay Carson Cox
Mar 12, 1924 - Nov 15, 2002

Jay Carson Cox, 78, of Imperial Beach died Friday. He was born in Corsicana , Texas, and was employed in construction and commercial fishing. He was a captain of a sports fishing boat. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Jackie; daughters, Carole Ann Billings and Vicky Jeter of Imperial Beach; son, John Cox of Imperial Beach; sisters, Revae Laxson of Santee and Joy Debus of Spring Valley; brothers, Carroll Cox of Spring Valley and Dean Cox of Alpine; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services for family and friends: 1 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Beach Community Center, 825 Imperial Beach Blvd., Imperial Beach. The community center is behind Imperial Beach City Hall.

Arrangements: Preferred Funeral Alternatives.

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  • Submitted by Don Brownlee - Nov 2002
  • San Diego (CA) Union Tribune, 20 Nov 2002

Neil Morris Howard

Neil Morris Howard, a retired salesman for Dia-Long and Tube- Alloy, died Thursday at Terrebonne General Medical Center. He was 78. Mr. Howard was born in Corsicana , Texas, and lived in Houma. He was a member of Government Wells Masonic Lodge and received a 50- year membership pin.He also was a local caller for the Firehouse Squares Square-Dance Club for 30 years and a member of the New Orleans Square Dance Association.  Survivors include his wife, Bea Ross Howard; two daughters, Shelia H. Miller and Gloria H. Richardson; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Christ Baptist Church, 1700 East Tunnel Blvd., Houma. Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Chauvin Funeral Home Inc., 5899 La. 311, Houmaand Monday at 8:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.

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  • Submitted by Don Brownlee - Nov 2002
  • New Orleans Times Picayune, 9 Nov 2002

Billy Ray Hutson
August 26, 1927 - Nov 4, 2002

HUTSON -- Billy Ray (B.R.), 75, of Tulsa, OK, passed away on November 4, 2002 after a tough battle with lung cancer. B.R. or "Hut," as he was known to his friends was born on August 26, 1927 in Corsicana , TX to Chester and Myrtle Hutson. B.R. moved to Carter County, OK after the 4th Grade and attended Fox Consolidated Schools through the 10th Grade. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1944 then served a brief time in the U.S. Naval Air Corps in 1945 and thereafter attended Oklahoma A&M University, graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1950. Hut married his high school sweetheart, Margery L. Rose in 1947. He worked for Braden Steel during the 1950's as a Sales Engineer till 1959 and then worked for Star Manufacturing Co. of Oklahoma City as a District Sales Manager until 1962. B.R. started his own business, B.R. Hutson, Inc. in Tulsa in 1962. As a General Contractor, he built commercial and industrial buildings throughout Northeast Oklahoma. B.R. was very grateful and appreciative for the unending support he received during his career from his employees, clients, subcontractors and suppliers, all of whom were instrumental in his success. B.R. was a kind and gentle man, a good husband, father and grandfather. Hut was blessed with a large group of great friends whom he loved and always enjoyed. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Tulsa. Hut will be sorely missed. He is survived by: his loving wife of 55 years, Margery Hutson; son, Bill Hutson, Jr; son, Dana Hutson and wife, Theresa; grandchildren, Alaina Hutson, Brandon Hutson and Anthony Hutson; sister, Mary Virginia Doolen; niece, Marilyn and husband, Robert Schroeder and their daughter, Tracy of Sweeny, TX; his special cousins, Metha Chapman, Delores Griffith, Kenneth and wife, Theresa Griffith; along with a host of other Hutson and Melton cousins. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice. Service will be held at Floral Haven Chapel in Broken Arrow, OK at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 7. The family will be receiving visitors between 6 and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6 at the Floral Haven Funeral Home in Broken Arrow, OK. Floral Haven, 252-2518.

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  • Submitted by Don Brownlee - Nov 2002
  • Tulsa World, 6 Nov 2002

Laura Geneva "Skipper" Holcomb
Jul 9, 1918 - Oct 5, 2002

DALLAS -- Laura Geneva "Sadie" Skipper Holcomb, age 84, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Booneville, Ark., died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at the Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas. A daughter of the late Ben and Bird Bolen Skipper, she was the last surviving child of 13 children and was born July 9, 1918, near Corsicana , Texas. She was the widow of J.T. "Bus" Holcomb, and was also preceded in death by a son, Jerry Tom "Butch" Holcomb of Dimmitt, Texas; a daughter, Johnnie Ruth Holcomb of Little Rock; and a grandson, Ben Ray Holcomb of Dimmitt, Texas. She was a Baptist. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Melanie Holcomb of Memphis, Texas; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Rita Emmons of Fort Worth, Texas, Carolyn and John Pittman of Little Rock, and Dawn and Jim Harris of Russellville; her grandchildren, Steven Emmons of Dallas, Texas, Brad and Vanessa Holcomb of Lubbock, Texas, John Michael Holcomb of Memphis, Texas, Capt. Tillman and Amy Pittman of Lorton, Va., Harrison and Susan Pittman of Fayetteville, Ark., Laura Holcomb Pittman of Little Rock, Brandi Holcomb of Dodd City, Texas, Sky and Joy Holcomb of Earth, Texas, and Tanner, Barrett and Beau Harris, all of Russellville; three great-grandchildren, Kasi Holcomb and Kiley and Earl Pittman; other relatives, Bill and Jaci Garner of Dodd City, Texas, and Dickie Ballard of Lubbock, Texas; and many nephews and nieces. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at the Shinn Chapel. Burial will be in North New Hope Cemetery near Dover, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

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  • Submitted by Don Brownlee - Nov 2002
  • Little Rock Democrat Gazette, 7 Oct 2002

Jim Ann (Harvey) Scott
Feb 2, 1925 - Nov 23, 2002

Jim Ann Scott,

Jim Ann Scott, 77, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Internment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Bob Parrish, Ray Phillips, James Baird, Albert Fisher, Keith Sykes and Ralph Scoggins.

Mrs. Scott was born to W.B. and Willie Lee Harvey on Feb. 2, 1925, in West Station. She was a graduate of Temple High School where she was a member of the color guard and assistant drum major for the Temple High School Band. She was also the first runner up for Miss Temple. She married her high school sweetheart, J.F. Scott. Mrs. Scott retired from Medical Arts Clinic after almost 25 years.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cindy Scott Schnitzius.

Survivors include husband Sgt. J.F. Scott of Corsicana, son and daughter-in-law Greg and Irma Scott of Conroe, grandhildren Amy and Michael Ochoa, Cyndy and Randy Rav.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Hassell Charles Stark 
Jul 28, 1907 - Jul 25, 1996

STARK, H.C. "Buck", was born July 28, 1907 and passed away July 25, 1996. He was a Charter Member and President of the Dallas Gun Club. He was one of the principles in Stark equipment Company. He is survived by his wife Genevieve Stark, sister Mrs. Mickey McDaniel, and a host of nephews and nieces. Services will be 1:30 PM Friday July 26 1996 at SPARKMAN-HILL CREST NORTHWEST HIGHWA CHAPEL-EAST with Rev. Denney Burris officiating and with Gary McDaniel, Keith McDaniel, Charles Ernest Stark, Charles Mayhew, Emmitt Burton and Timothy Brennan acting as pallbearers. Entombment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum. SPARKMAN-HILLCREST NORTHWEST HIGHWAY7405 W Northwest Hwy 363-5401

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Thomas Hamblin 'Doc' Moore
Jun 11, 1920 - Nov 25, 2002

Thomas Hamblin "Doc" Moore, 82, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2002 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. today at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park in Fort Worth with Dr. Glen Cook officiating.

Mr. Moore was born June 11, 1920 in Little River.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Opal Moore; and son, Jimmy Dale Moore.

Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Helen Moore of Corsicana and Donald and Patty Moore of Fort Worth; sister, Thelma Wallace of Houston; daughter-in-law, Bobbie Moore of Decatur; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Thomas Hamblin Moore
Jun 11, 1920 - Nov 25, 2002

Thomas Hamblin Moore, 82, a backhoe operator, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, in Corsicana.

Graveside Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Dr. Glen Cook will officiate.

Thomas Hamblin Moore was born June 11, 1920, in Little River. He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Opal Moore; and son, Jimmy Dale Moore. He was retired from the City of Fort Worth of 35 years of service, and lived in Fort Worth for 45 years until moving to Corsicana earlier this year.

Survivors: Sons, Tommy Moore and wife, Helen, of Corsicana, and Donald Moore and wife, Patty, of Fort Worth; sister, Thelma Wallace of Houston; daughter-in-law, Bobbie Moore of Decatur; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.


Lillian (McRaney) Sloan
Nov 18, 1924 - Nov 24, 2002

Lillian Sloan

Lillian Sloan, 78, of Gladewater passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002 at her residence.

Services were 11 a.m. today at Croley Funeral Home Chapel in Gladewater with Vernon Hodges and Nicky Andrews officiating. Interment followed at Gladewater Memorial Park.

Mrs. Sloan was born Nov. 18, 1924 in the Oak Grove community northeast of Kerens in Navarro County to John Enoch and Florine Hodge McRaney, the fifth of seven children. She married James Willie Sloan May 16, 1942 in East Houston. They moved to Gladewater in 1956. Mrs. Sloan was a homemaker and a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carolyn Kay Sloan; granddaughter, Nicole Williams; three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include her husband, James W. Sloan of Gladewater; daughter and son-in-law, Gwen and Vernon Hodges of Tyler; sons and daughters-in-law, James Ray and Joy Sloan of Rosenberg and William M. and Karon Sloan of Lufkin; sister, Ruth Gilliam of Ozona; brother, Max McRaney of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Croley Funeral Home of Gladewater.

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Lillian Sloan

GLADEWATER Services for Lillian Sloan, 78, of Gladewater will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Croley Funeral Home Chapel of Gladewater with Vernon Hodges and Nicky Andrews officiating. Burial will be in Gladewater Memorial Park. Mrs. Sloan died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at her residence.

Mrs. Sloan was born Nov. 18, 1924, in the Oak Grove community northeast of Kerens in Navarro County to John Enoch and Florine Hodge McRaney. She was the fifth of seven children.

She married James Willie Sloan on Saturday, May 16, 1942, in East Houston. They both had resided in Gladewater since 1956. Mrs. Sloan was a homemaker and a member of the Memorial Baptist Church.

Mrs. Sloan is survived by her husband, James W. Sloan of Gladewater; one daughter and son-in-law, Gwen and Vernon Hodges of Tyler; two sons and daughters-in-law, James Ray and Joy Sloan of Rosenberg and William M. and Karon Sloan of Lufkin; one sister, Ruth Gilliam of Ozona; one brother, Max McRaney of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Kay Sloan; one granddaughter, Nicole Williams; three brothers; and one sister.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today, Nov 25, at the funeral home.


Ima Jo (Craig) Simpson
Mar 31, 1925 - Nov 24, 2002

Ima Jo Craig Simpson, 77, of Boling passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002 in a Sugar Land hospital following an extended illness.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wharton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Skip Holman officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Wharton.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Folmar, Larry Folmar, Brad Van Dyke, Scott Simpson, Craig Simpson and Joe Ned Jolley. Honorary pallbearers will be all of her many friends and neighbors.

Mrs. Simpson was born March 31, 1925 in Streetman to William Craig and Lorena Brock Craig. She married Max Earl Simpson Oct. 11, 1942 in Fairfield. She had been a resident of Boling since 1992 and was a former 40-year resident of New Gulf. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Boling.

Survivors include her husband, Max Simpson of Boling; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Carol Simpson of Pledger and James and Joy Simpson of New Gulf; sister, Murlene Harman of Winkler; grandchildren, Scott Simpson, Craig Simpson, Melanie Simpson and Neil Simpson; and great-grandchildren, Colby Max Simpson, Logan Simpson and Carly Simpson.

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests memorials to your favorite charity or church.

Arrangements by Wharton Funeral Home.

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Charles Ruth
Sep 13, 1929 - Nov 23, 2002

Charles Ruth passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002 in San Antonio.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Porter Loring North Chapel, 2102 N. Loop 1604 East, San Antonio.

Mr. Ruth was born Sept. 13, 1929 in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pat and Susie Ruth of Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly; stepchildren, Kristi and Bradley Kinney; sons, Stephen and Larry Ruth; sisters, Betty Jean Murray and Helen Michael; and brother, Ted Ruth.

Arrangements with Porter Loring Mortuary North of San Antonio.

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Bobbie Jane Christian
Nov 6, 1929 - Nov 26, 2002

Bobbie Jane Christian, 73, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002 at Health Care and Rehab.

She was born Nov. 6, 1929 in Diboll. She grew up in Corsicana then resided in the Houston area for several years. She moved back to Corsicana and had lived in Friendship Towers for 13 years prior to going to Health Care and Rehab. She was a Baptist. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her daughters, Jane Clarke and husband Dr. Bill Clarke of Sugar Land and Sandra Stegall of Houston; grandsons, Matthew and Christian Clarke of Sugar Land; and close friends, Fred and Nell Jones of Emhouse.

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Letcher Lee 'Pete' McCurrin Jr.
Jan 5, 1934 - Nov 25, 2002

Letcher Lee "Pete" McCurrin Jr., 68, of Waco passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2002 in a Waco hospital.

Private graveside services are planned with a memorial service to be held at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel, 1124 Washington Ave., Waco.

Pallbearers will be Mike McCurrin, Matt McCurrin, Pat D. McCurrin, Brian McCurrin, Brian Clary, Joe David Campbell, Steve Henderson, Charles Edward Wilson, and Ricky Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dawson High School football and baseball teams of 1953 and the coffee drinking buddies.

Mr. McCurrin was born Jan. 5, 1934 in Purdon to Letcher Lee and Ollie Viola Burleson McCurrin Sr. He married Dora Jo Henderson Aug. 23, 1954. He worked for 23 years at J.C. Penney as a men's wear consultant before he retired. He enjoyed his family and friends and woodworking.

He was preceded in death by his father, Letcher Lee McCurrin Sr.; sister, Betty Lou McCurrin Harville; brother, Bobby Lynn McCurrin; and grandson, Greg Lee Coody.

Survivors include his wife, Dora Jo McCurrin; sons, Neil Ray McCurrin, Darryl Wayne McCurrin and Beth Paine, and Roger Dale McCurrin and wife Raquel; daughter, Lee Ann Radell and husband Scott; granddaughters, Sarah Michelle McCurrin, Amanda Elyse Coody, Holly Dawn McCurrin and Lauren Renee Radell; brother, Pat McCurrin of Killeen; mother, Ollie McCurrin of Waco; mother-in-law, Allie Lee Henderson of Mexia; and a host of kissin' cousins and other relatives.

The family thanks Dr. Robert Anderson and staff of Texas Oncology PA and Research Center, staff at Providence Hospital, wonderful nursing staff at Providence 4-North for their love, care and concern, and special thanks to Thomas Compton, Mr. McCurrin's lifelong friend, who cared for all the family during this difficult time.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Dawson Ex-Students Association Scholarship Fund.

Arrangements by Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey of Waco.

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William Lewis Henderson
Apr 5, 1917 - Oct 28, 1968

W. L. Henderson, 51, Richland farmer and rancher, died Monday at 5 p.m. of a heart attack. A native of Freestone County, he had lived most of his life in Richland.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Williamson and the Rev. Frank Drury officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife; one son, John F. Henderson, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Judy Nelson, Corsicana, Mrs. Betty Spencer and Mrs. Glenda McDaniel both of Dallas; eight grandchildren, one brother, Jeff Henderson, Barry; six sisters, Mrs. Lloyd Simpson, Corsicana; Mrs. Lila Hix and Mrs. Lillian Rhodes, both of Blooming Grove; Mrs. Pearl Rosson, Muenster; Mrs. Mable Tidmore, Athens; and Mrs. Vera Harris, Barry; and one uncle, Boyd Henderson of Mexia.

Pallbearers will be Dan Budai, Earl McDaniel, Jr., John Nelson, H. R. Stroube, Sr., Curtis McGehee, Carl Frost, W. D. Bennett and William Baldwin. Honorary pallbearers are Glen Bell and Walter Beaton.

Notes:

  • Married Anna Geneva Collier  ...elw
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs Nov 2002

Reuben Allen Carroll 
Dec 7, 1889 - Sep 1, 1977

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove for Reuben Allen Carroll, 87, resident of Blooming Grove, who died Thursday morning at the Corsicana Nursing Home. The Rev. Leroy Reaves and the Rev. Roy Davis will officiate, with burial following at Dresden Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bertie Carroll of Blooming Grove; a son, Charles Carroll of San Francisco, Calif., a step daughter Mrs. Amy Lou Adcock of Corsicana; a step son, J. W. Frederick, and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was a retired farmer and native of Dresden.

Arrangements are with Ballard Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

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BG Services Held For Reuben Carroll

Funeral services for Reuben Allen Carroll, 87, were held Saturday, Sept. 3, in the First United Methodist Church of Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Leroy Reaves, pastor, and the Rev. Roy Davis, officiating. Burial followed in Dresden Cemetery. Bradley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He died Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Corsicana Nursing Home.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bertie Carroll of BG; a son, Charles Carroll of San Antonio; 2 step-daughters; Mrs. Amy Lou Adcock of Corsicana and Orelyene Govea of Austin; and a step-son, J.W. Frederick of Arlington.

Pallbearers were W.A. Haden, W.C. Daniels, F.T. Holditch, Bruce McCormick, Ronald Lynch and Don McGraw.

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Bertie (Green) Frederick Carroll
Nov 23, 1897 - Feb 13, 1983

Mrs. Bertie (Green) Frederick Carroll, 85, of Corsicana, died Sunday in Dallas.

Services will be Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ken Shultz officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Blooming Grove.

Mrs. Carroll was a native of Italy and had lived in Corsicana for six years.

She is survived by one son, John W. Frederick Jr., Arlington; one daughter, Amy Lou Adcock, Corsicana; two sisters, Johnnie Thompson, Port Arthur, and Fannie Lou Siler, Yoakum; two brothers, Fred Green and Felix Green, both of Alto Loma; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Donald McGraw, Don McGraw, Fred McGraw, Gene Christie, Dave Hall and Roy Southard.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun, Feb 1983
  • TXDI: Carroll, Bertie Frederick; 02-13-1983; Dallas Co., TX; Female
  • Dau of Jessie G. & Mattie Martha (Gentry) Green  ...elw
  • Born 23 November 1897, Died 13 February 1983 ...elw
  • Married to John Watts Frederick, Sr. & Reuben Allen Carroll ...elw
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs Nov 2002

Ida Victoria (Sisson) Frederick 
1874 - Mar 18, 1970

Mrs. Ida Victoria Sisson Frederick, whose age was just 5 days short of 96 years, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday (March 18, 1970), last week.

Her funeral was Friday (March 19, 1970) afternoon in First Baptist Church, Blooming Grove, with pastor Ronnie Chesser and former pastor A. F. Sanders of Garland as ministers. Mrs. Chesser, soloist, and the church choir sang with Mrs. R. Bruce McCormick as organist.

Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Casket Bearers were David Frederick, Billie Frederick, Joe Honea, Garus Yates, Roy Yates and Mack Holmes. McCormick Funeral Service was in charge.

Survivors are two sons, Loyd Frederick of Blooming Grove and Fred Yates of Abilene; a daughter, Mrs. Ann Holmes of Dallas; 8 grandchildren; four step daughters, Mrs. Clem Mosely of Dallas, Mrs. Clara Bell Derdon of ?, Mrs. Maggie Phillips and Mrs. Mamie Cobb of Blooming Grove.~

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Ida Victoria (Sisson) Kennemore-Yates-Frederick
Mar 24, 1874 - Mar 18, 1970

Funeral For Mrs. Frederick on Friday.

Mrs. Ida Victoria Sisson Frederick, whose age was just 5 days short of 96 years, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday, last week.

Her funeral was Friday afternoon in First Baptist Church, Blooming Grove, with pastor Ronnie Chesser and former pastor A. F. Sanders of Garland as ministers. Mrs. Chesser, soloist, and the church choir sang with Mrs. R. Bruce McCormick as organist.

Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Casket bearers were David Frederick, Billie Frederick, Joe Honea, Garus Yates, Roy Yates and Mack Holmes. McCormick Funeral Service was in charge.

Mrs. Frederick was born on March 24, 1874, at Kosecuko, Miss., and came to the Blooming Grove community at an early age. Her late husband was William M. Frederick. She was a member of First Christian Church in Blooming Grove.

Survivors are two sons, Loyd Frederick of Blooming Grove and Fred Yates of Abilene; a daughter, Mrs. Ann Holmes of Dallas; 8 grandchildren; four step-daughters, Mrs. Clem Mosley of Dallas, Mrs. Clara Bell Derden, Mrs. Maggie Phillips and Mrs. Mamie Cobb, all of Blooming Grove.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - March 25, 1970
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Gladys Marie (Montgomery) Beamon
Jul 29, 1961 - Nov 27, 2007

Gladys Marie Beamon, 41, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Oak Grove Cemetery near Kerens with the Rev. Eddie Jones and the Rev. Richard Ham officiating.

Pallbearers will be James Stringer, James Truell, Jeff Whitehead, Frank Rouse, Bill Conger, Bill Mimms. Honorary pallbearers will be DeChaumes, O'Prys, grandsons and nephews.

Mrs. Beamon was born July 29, 1961 in Corsicana to Jack Montgomery and Lillian Sanders Montgomery. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by his father, Jack Montgomery; stepfather, B. W. "Shorty" DeChaume; sister, Lillian Bonner; and brother, Jerry Montgomery.

Survivors include her husband, Albert Beamon of Corsicana; son, Andrew Beamon of Corsicana; stepsons, Matt Beamon and Andy Beamon, both of Corsicana, and Clovis Beamon of North Carolina; daughter, Anna Beamon of Corsicana; mother, Lillian DeChaume of Corsicana; seven grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and Steve Elam of Eureka; and brothers-in-law, Ronnie Bonner and Steve Lewis, both of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana

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Lee Roy Coburn
Feb 24, 1926 - Nov 27, 2002

Lee Roy Coburn, 76, of Frost passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Mr. Coburn was born Feb. 24, 1926 to H. L. Coburn and Bettie Thomas Coburn. He served in World War II. He was an aircraft mechanic.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret of Frost; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Nancy Coburn of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughters and sons-in-law, Nina and Thomas Chung of Albuquerque, N.M., Gerijean and Marc Mynxx of Kaufman; sister, Dorothy Barnes of Garland; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Chapel of Blooming Grove.

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Mary Lenore (Cook) Newlin 
April 21, 1890 - Jan 1971

Newlin Rites
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Keever Funeral Chapel in Ennis for Mrs. I. L. (Mary) Newlin, 80, who died Tuesday at Evergreen Nursing Home in Corsicana. Born in Princeton, Mo., April 21, 1890, Mrs. Newlin had resided in Ennis for 40 years prior to moving to the Evergreen Home in 1965.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John Thorwald of Dallas and Mrs. Elton M. Skinner of Corsicana; four sons, I. L. Newlin Jr. and Joe E. Newlin, both of Houston, Walter D. Newlin of Fullerton, Calif., and Borah P. Newlin of Wichita Falls; ten grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • TXDI: Newlin Mary L 01-19-1971 NAVARRO F WIDOWED
  • OBITUARY: Corsicana Daily Sun - Jan 19, 1971

Ruby (Clifton) Rawlings
July 4, 1912 - Nov 29, 2002

Ruby Clifton Rawlings, 90, of Kennedale passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2002 in Fort Worth.

Services are pending with interment at Frost Cemetery.

Survivors include her sons, Gerald Rawlings of Rio Vista, Raymond Rawlings of Bedford and Wayne Rawlings of Kennedale; daughters, Doris Noles of Kennedale and Joann Dover of Garland; brother, Douglas Clifton of Frost; sisters, Louise Skinner of Hillsboro, Juanita Matthews of San Angelo; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Curtis Lee Alexander
Jun 8, 1941 - Nov 23, 2002

Curtis Lee Alexander, 61, of Waldorf, Md. passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002 at Civista Medical Center in La Plata, Maryland.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. today at New Hope Baptist Church in Kerens. Interment will follow at Goodlow Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Mr. Alexander was born June 8, 1941 in Kerens. He was a graduate of D. W. Wallace High School in Colorado City, Texas. He was a disabled veteran, having served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1964 and the Air Force Reserves from 1965-1968. He moved to Washington, D.C. after his military service. He retired from the Naval Service Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Md. after 29 years of government service as a physical science technician. His hobbies were sports and bowling.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J. L. Alexander and Rosie Alexander; his grandparents; and his sister, Velma Johnson.

Survivors include his aunts, Ada Mae Jordon of Kerens, Pearl Gooden of Fort Worth and Dorothy Mae Jones of Kerens; nieces, Rosetta Taplin of Waco and Vernita Johnson of Abilene; nephew, Douglas Johnson of Midland; friends, Joanne Woodland, Herman and Shirley Johnson of Waldorf, Md.; and a host of other family members and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Clyde Thurman 'Red' Johnson
Dec 21, 1926 - Nov 29, 2002

Clyde T. "Red" Johnson

Clyde T. 'Red' Johnson, 75, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mr. Johnson was born Dec. 21, 1926 in Pursley. He was a business owner who served in the United States Navy during World War II.

He was preceded in death by wife Wanda Johnson.

Survivors include sons Terry Johnson and wife Karen, Jeffrey Johnson and wife Cathy, and David Johnson and wife Jennifer, all of Corsicana; sister Doris Ann Ellis of England; granddaughters Jennifer Johnson of Chicago, Tara Johnson of Midland, Kasey Johnson of Navarro, and Ashley Jones, Jordan Johnson, Alexis Johnson and Neva Johnson, all of Corsicana; and grandsons Jack Johnson and Justin Williams and wife Angie, all of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dr. James Harvey Edgar, Jr.
Aug 6, 1913 - Nov 30, 2002

James H. 'Doc' Edgar

James H. "Doc" Edgar, 89, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002 at his residence.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church with the Rev. Mark Luera officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bob White Jr., Dan Arnold, Jim Arnold, Gerry Harris, Kim Wyatt and Gary Brown.

He was born Aug. 6, 1913 in Richland to Dr. James H. Edgar and Sally Mae Hill. He was raised in Richland and graduated from Richland High School. He received a bachelor of science in chemistry from East Texas State University in Commerce. He married Anna Lee Rainey of Commerce Dec. 14, 1938. He earned a master of science in chemistry studying at ETSU, University of Texas, Montana State University and Oregon State University. He served as a flight instructor in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

He served at Navarro Junior College as director and chairman of the science and mathematics division for over 27 years. He won numerous awards and was honored 12 years after his retirement with the dedication and naming of the James H. Edgar Lecture Hall in the Frank Neal Drane Science Building at Navarro College. He served on the supervisory committee of Central Texas Teachers Credit Union, the board of directors of Corsicana National Bank and as an officer of the bank's holding company.

He was a devout Christian and church life played an important role in his life and that of his family. He was a deacon and elder at First Christian Church of Corsicana. He was a community leader as well as serving in civic organizations including the Optimist Club and YMCA.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; wife, Ann; and sister, June Foster.

Survivors include his sisters, Joy Arnold of Plano and Zane Frost of Corsicana; brother-in-law, Bill Rainey and wife Dorothy of Marble Falls; daughters, Jan Moore and husband Z. Buford Moore of Corsicana and Sally Cooper and husband Dr. Cliff Cooper of Portland, Ore.; grandchildren, Sally Wise of Toledo, Ohio, Janna Massarelli of Corsicana, and Jenna and James Cooper of Portland, Ore.; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church building fund.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lerlene (Barnes) Brooks 
Sep 20, 1921 - Nov 29, 2002

Lerlene Brooks

Lerlene Brooks, 81, of Longview passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2002 in a Longview nursing center.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Rader Funeral Home, 1617 Judson Road, Longview.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Rosewood Park Cemetery in Longview with the Rev. Merrell Brooks officiating.

Mrs. Brooks was born Sept. 20, 1921 in Purdon to William J. and Willie Lena Barnes. She was a homemaker and a member of Woodland Hills Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Leonard Wade Brooks of Longview; daughter, Judy Ritchie and husband Bobby of Longview; brother, Ben J. Barnes of Tucson, Ariz.; sisters, Zerlene Healy of Lindale, Cecil Ruth Parsons of Plano and Margie Dale of El Paso; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Rader Funeral Home of Longview

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Lerlene Brooks

Graveside services for Lerlene Brooks, 81, of Longview will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Rosewood Park Cemetery with the Rev. Merrell Brooks officiating. Interment will follow in Rosewood Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Longview.

The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. today, Dec. 1, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Brooks died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, in a local nursing center.

A native of Purdon, she was born Sept. 20, 1921, to William J. and Willie Lena Barnes. She was a homemaker and a member of the Woodland Hills Baptist Church.

Mrs. Brooks is survived by her husband, Leonard Wade Brooks; one daughter, Judy Ritchie and her husband, Bobby, of Longview; one brother, Ben J. Barnes of Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters, Zerlene Healy of Lindale, Cecil Ruth Parsons of Plano and Margie Dale of El Paso; and many nieces and nephews.

Those who cannot attend services may go to www.raderfh.com and sign the online guest book.

Notes:

  • Longview News Journal - Dec 1, 2002

Myrtle (Shockley) Metcalf
Mar 1, 1911 - Dec 1, 2002

Myrtle Metcalf,

Myrtle Metcalf, 91, of The Woodlands passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002 in The Woodlands.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Teri Hildebrand officiating.

Mrs. Metcalf was born March 1, 1911 in Lexington, Okla. She was a member of First Methodist Church in Houston and an interior designer.

She was preceded in death by husband J. E. Metcalf Jr., parents Collie and Esther Shockley, sister Gloria Taylor and brother Leon Shockley.

Survivors include cousin Carroll Rainey and wife Sandra of Houston.

Memorials may be made to First Methodist Church of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Annie Ruth (Thompson) Crawford 
Oct 27, 1911 - Dec 1, 2002

Annie Ruth Crawford, 91, of Italy, formerly of Frost, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Italy.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Frost.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Frost with Revs. Joe Dowdy and G.W. French Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Mrs. Crawford was born Oct. 27, 1911 in Navarro County to Bob Thompson and Carrie Lindsey Thompson. She worked at a grocery store for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Frost for many years.

Survivors include sons Leon Crawford and wife Mary and Erselle Crawford and wife Lola, all of Frost; daughter Glynell Smith and husband Aubrey of Waco; brother Aubrey Thompson and wife Betty of Italy; sister Vestal Kelly and husband Odell of Italy; 13 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Mollie Swank
Feb 9, 1915 - Nov 30, 2002

Mollie Swank, 87, of Kerens passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002 at Kerens Care Center.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sagamore Hill Baptist Church in Fort Worth with Dr. O.S. Hawkins officiating.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Moore Cemetery in Arlington.

Mrs. Swank was born Feb. 9, 1915.

She was preceded in death by husband, Rev. W. Fred Swank.

Survivors include daughter Susie Swank McDaniel of Kerens; son William David Swank of Fort Worth; grandchildren Diana Howard, Jim Hickey, David Hickey, Suellen Rightmer, Cindy Chatman, Kristen Karr and Mark Swank; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

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William Curtis Maupin
1959 - 1976

CORSICANA - William Curtis Maupin, 87, director of Abilene YMCA from 1959-1976, died Sunday in Corsicana.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with B.F. Risinger officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, directed by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Mr. Maupin was born in Pine Bluff, Ark., and graduated from Arkansas State College in Jonesboro, Ark. He was employed by the YMCA in Little Rock, Ark., and was director at Hot Springs, Ark. He was Southwest District Representative of the YMCA in Oklahoma City and moved to Abilene in 1959 to serve as YMCA director. He was a member and past president of Rotary Club and was secretary of the Abilene Ministerial Alliance for 14 years. He retired in 1976 and moved to Corsicana. He was a member, deacon and teacher at First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Maupin, of Corsicana; one son, Bill Maupin of Corsicana; and two grandchildren.


Earl Gene Moore 
Nov 6, 1926 - Nov 30, 2002

Earl G. Moore

Earl G. Moore, 76, of Ennis passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002 at Ennis Care Center.

Services were 11 a.m. today at Keever Chapel in Ennis with the Rev. Richard Moody officiating. Interment followed at Myrtle Cemetery.

Mr. Moore was born Nov. 6, 1926 in Frost to George E. and Cora Porter Moore. He was raised in Frost and was a 1944 graduate of Frost High School. He then entered the U.S. Navy. After his discharge, he attended Baylor University where he earned his business degree. On Aug. 21, 1954 he married Bettye Giffis of Frost. After their marriage they lived in Lubbock, later moving to Frost. They moved to Marlin and in 1967 moved to Ennis. He was employed by FMC Corp. as a manager in ag-chemical sales for nearly 25 years. His love was in his farming and he was very active with volunteer work. His family always came first. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

He was preceded in death by his brother, James Moore.

Survivors include his wife, Bettye Moore of Ennis; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Donna Moore of Athens, Robert and Cathy Moore of Houston, John and Kelly Moore of Flower Mound; daughter and son-in-law, Marla and Roger Ferguson of Owasso, Okla.; brother, Horace Moore of Dallas; sisters, Nedra Hooser of Corsicana and Frances Holley of Italy; and grandchildren, Chris, Bradley, Katy, Laurel and Sarah.

Arrangements by J. E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.

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Elvice (Brooks) Barr
Mar 19, 1925 - Oct 31, 2002

Elvice Brooks Barr, 77, of Bothell, Wash., passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2002, due to complications of Alzheimer's disease.

Burial of ashes will take place Saturday, Dec. 7, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Barry United Methodist Church. A memorial service was also held Nov. 26 in Bothell, Wash. at Bothell United Methodist Church.

She was born March 19, 1925 in Barry and resided there until 1956, when she moved to the Seattle, Wash. area. She was a very kind-hearted person, loved by all who knew her. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend and will be warmly remembered. She loved people, nature, travel and gardening. After 25 years as a full-time mom and homemaker, she was employed by the University of Washington Alumni Association until her retirement in 1987.

She was preceded in death by her infant son, James Randall Barr; parents, Lalia Ann and John "Jack" Brooks; and her children's father, James Doyle Barr.

Survivors include her son, Gary Barr of Wimberley; daughters, Gail Riccetti and husband Ron of Edmonds, Wash. and Cheryl Kellogg and husband Keith of Bothell, Wash.; grandchildren, Michael Hoban of Bothell, Wash. and Suzi Farris and husband Clint of Bothell, Wash.; brother, the Rev. Dr. Ray Brooks and wife Mickey of Henderson; sisters, Tommye Hall and husband Earl of Haltom City and Vida Hughes of Dallas; extended family, Mike Butler of Wimberley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the kind and loving staffs of Franciscan Health Center in Bothell and Evergreen Hospice.

Remembrances are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, 919 N Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60611.

Arrangements by Bleitz Funeral Home of Seattle, Wash

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F. L. 'Effie' McClure
Mar 28, 1919 - Dec 1, 2002

F. L. "Effie" McClure, 83, of Mertens, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002 at Hillsboro Nursing Home.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Richland Cemetery in Mertens with the Rev. Bill Smith officiating.

Mr. McClure was born March 28, 1919 in Lone Oak in Navarro County to Robert and Sally (McGee) McClure. He lived in Navarro County until 1952 when he moved to Galveston. In 1976, he moved to Mertens and opened up Mac's Small Engines. He married Mabel Davis in May 1942 and was a member of Frost United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel McClure on Feb. 18, 1995; daughter, Sarah Bernice Stein on Dec. 29, 1984; six sisters and five brothers.

Survivors include his son, Steve McClure of Mertens; grandchildren, Tammy Stein, Sally Stein, William Stein, Shelly McClure and Rhonda Watson; and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests friends make donations to their favorite charity.

Arrangements by Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors of Hillsboro

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F. L. McCLURE

Mr. F. L. (Effie) McClure, 83, of Mertens died Sunday, December 1, at a Hillsboro nursing home.
He born March 28, 1919, in Lone Oak, the son of Robert and Sally (McGee) McClure. He was born in Navarro County and lived there until 1952 when he moved to Galveston. In 1976 he moved to Mertens and opened up Mac's Small Engines. He married Mabel Davis in May of 1942, and she preceded him in death February 18, 1995. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sarah Bernice Stein, on December 29, 1984; six sisters; and five brothers. He was a member of the Frost United Methodist Church. Survivors include: one son, Steve McClure of Mertens; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, at Richland Cemetery in Mertens with Rev. Bill Smith officiating. Interment was at Richland Cemetery in Mertens. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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  • The Reporter

Ike Sherrouse
Nov 18, 1945 - Dec 4, 2002

Ike Sherrouse, 57, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m. until service time at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will be held at Danville Cemetery in Kilgore.

Mr. Sherrouse was born Nov. 18, 1945 in Porter to Roy C. Sherrouse and Virgie Emmons Sherrouse. He was a fireman in Houston for many years before his retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Sherrouse of Corsicana; son, Sean Sherrouse of San Francisco, Calif.; daughter, Julie Sherrouse of Blooming Grove; grandson, Clayton; mother, Virgie Sherrouse of Livingston; brothers, Bob Sherrouse and wife Maxie and Clifford Sherrouse and wife Pat, all of Porter, and Tony Sherrouse and wife Jody of Leakey; and sisters, Virginia Matthews and husband Robert of Conroe and Loretta Sherrouse of Louisiana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Della Mae Johnson
Mar 9, 1942 - Dec 3, 2002

Della Mae Johnson, 60, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Harmony Baptist Church with Bishop John Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Mrs. Johnson was born March 9, 1942 in Dallas.

Survivors include her son, R. C. Murphy of Corsicana; daughter, Patricia Cumby of Corsicana; grandchildren, Dennis Cumby, Davon Cumby, Curtis Cumby and Crystal Cumby, all of Corsicana; several great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Mae Lea Conner
Apr 19, 1915 - Dec 4, 2002

Mae Lea Conner, 87, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Harold Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Conner, Dennis Robinson, Foy Robinson, Tommy Boatman, Bruce Bailey, Lee Thornton and Toby Thornton. Honorary pallbearer will be Jerry Beasley.

Mrs. Conner was born April 19, 1915 in Navarro County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis E. Conner; and daughter, Odie Fae Ford.

Survivors include her son, Otis L. Conner of Corsicana; daughters, Ruth Laudan and Jane Beasley, both of Corsicana, Drucy Boatman of Vernon and Betty Thornton Whitley of Palestine; 14 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Hattie Elizabeth "Jackie" Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy, 82, of Beaumont, died Friday, July 16, 2004 at the Lumberton Rehabilitation Center in Lumberton. A native of Corsicana, TX, Jackie had lived in Beaumont for over 30 years where she was a homemaker. Cremation services were handled under the direction of Claybar Kelley- Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont. She is survived by one son, Bill Kennedy of Beaumont, 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. 1155 N. 11th St. Beaumont, TX 77704 (409)892-3456

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  • Beaumont Enterprise - Jul 18, 2004

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