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Roy Lee Gowan  
Dec 20, 1891 - Jun 18, 1983

Roy Gowan

Roy Gowan, 91, of Corsicana, died Friday.

Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel.

The Rev. B. F. Risinger will officiate. Burial will be in (New) Chatfield Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Opal; two sons, R. T. Gowan of Roane, and Raymon Gowan of Corsicana; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Loyd Gowan, Bill Gowan, David Gowan, Bill Blissett, Ed Burnett and Bill Bell.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, June 19, 1983
  • Submitted by: George Gowan - Dec 2003
  • Roy Gowan is son of Thomas Isaac Gowan and Willie Ann Parker, who are both buried at New Chatfield Cemetery. He was born December 20, 1891 in Navarro County, Texas.
  • TXDI: Gowan Roy Lee 06-18-1983 NAVARRO Male

R. T. Gowan  
Jan 15, 1913 - Jul 9, 1998,

R. T. Gowan

R. T. Gowan, 85, of Roane, passed away Thursday, July 9, 1998, in Corsicana.

Services are 10 a. m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Harold Scott of Roane Baptist Church officiating and Dr. David Hale of Northside Baptist Church assisting.  Interment will follow at New Chatfield Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today and Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Gowan was born in Uvalde on Jan. 15, 1913.

Mr. Gowan is survived by his wife, Frances Gowan of Roane; daughter, Peggy Gowan Graves of  North Augusta, S.C.; sons, Jerry R. Gowan of Duncan, Okla. and Loyd Gowan of Blooming Grove; granddaughters, Brenda Smithen of Corsicana, Marlyn Boyer of Blooming Grove and Lynn Smith of Duncan, Okla.; grandsons, Bill Gowan of Blooming Grove and Dave Gowan of Duncan, Okla.; great-granddaughters, Misty Brown of Houston, Nonie Smith of Duncan, Okla. and Naomi Ruth Boyer of Blooming Grove; great-grandsons, David Ray Gowan, Andrew Keith Smith and Richard Tyler Gowan, all of Duncan, Okla. and Jacob Aaron Boyer of Blooming Grove; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

 Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 9, 1998   

  • Submitted by George Gowan - Dec 2003

  • R. T. Gowan was the son of Roy Gowan, who died June 17, 1983, and grandson of Thomas Isaac Gowan.  

  • TXDI: Gowan R. T.; 07-09-1998; NAVARRO; Male

  • SSDI: R T GOWAN 15 Jan 1913 09 Jul 1998 (V) 75153 (Powell, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 467-54-1015 TX


Robert Eugene ‘Bob’ Garner
Jun 16, 1934 - Jul 8, 1998

Robert Eugene ‘Bob’ Garner

Robert Eugene ‘Bob’ Garner, 64, of Frost, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 1998, at Baylor Medical Center in Waxahachie.

Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

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

Mr. Garner is survived by his dear friend, Alice Taylor of Irving; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Robert Strickland of Arlington; brothers, Jim Garner of Navarro Mills and Richard Garner of Corsicana; sisters, Lula Mae Simmons of Fort Worth, Margaret Carroll of Cedar hill and Helen Boshear of Corsicana; and grand, Robert ‘Key’ Strickland of Arlington.

Mr. Garner was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, July 9, 1998 

  • Submitted by George Gowan - Dec 2003

  • TXDI: Garner Robert Eugene 07-08-1998 ELLIS Male

  • SSDI: ROBERT E GARNER 16 Jun 1934 08 Jul 1998 (V) 76641 (Frost, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 465-48-1923 Texas


Wesley Ronning
Jun 11, 1949 - Oct 29, 2003

GLADEWATER — Graveside services for Wesley Leon Ronning, 54, of Gladewater will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, in Tyler Memorial Park with Dr. J. Prentis McGee officiating. Mr. Ronning was born June 11, 1949, in Corsicana. He died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

He was a retired firefighter/EMT for the City of Kilgore, having served 221/2 years of service. He was also the first paid firefighter in Tyler, Pounds Field Airport.

Mr. Ronning was an honorary member of the F.D.N.Y., and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. He dearly loved his grandchildren and the outdoors.

Mr. Ronning is survived by his wife of 33 years, Debbie Ronning of Gladewater; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Elizabeth Ronning of White Oak; a daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and John Carroll of Gilmer; five grandchildren, Brittanee, Justin and Jessica Ronning and Tiffany and Whitney Carroll; his mother, Dorothy Thompson of Tyler; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances and Edward Harris of Longview, Linda and Gary McLemore of Midlothian and Donna and Roger Henry of Tyler; two aunts; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Kilgore Fire Department Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. today, Oct. 30, at Croley Funeral Home in Gladewater.

Notes:

  • Longview News Journal - Oct 30, 2003


Arzella "Alice" Gowan
Jan 5, 1907 - Dec 30, 2003

Arzella Gowan, 96, of Malakoff passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at Cedar Lake Nursing Home in Malakoff.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Prairie Point Cemetery with the Rev. Travis Gowan officiating.

Mrs. Gowan was born Jan. 5, 1907, in Powell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie M. Gowan.

Survivors include her son, Travis Gowan of Malakoff; daughters, Madeline Musser of Yuma, Ariz., and Remona Schermerhorn of Santa Fe, N.M.; and nine grandchildren.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Ruth (Watson) Calame
May 5, 1913 - Dec 31, 2003

Ruth Watson Calame, 90, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, in Corsicana.

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

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

Mrs. Calame was born May 5, 1913, at Steward's Mill, the second daughter of William Terry and Ada McAdams Watson, members of a pioneer family of Freestone County. She attended Steward's Mill school and graduated from Wortham High School in 1929. She attended NTSTC and the University of Texas. She was married to Alvis Calame in 1935 and resided in Dallas for 40 years. She worked as a secretary until her retirement from J.P. Stevens Company in 1974. She was a member of Scofield Memorial Church and the Scoberrean Study Club. She and Alvis moved to Corsicana in 1977 and attended Northside Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ada Watson; and sister, Leola Watson.

Survivors include her husband, Alvis Calame of Corsicana; and numerous cousins.

Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Katie Bell (Holliefield) Nutt 
Jan 2, 1926 - Dec 24, 2003

Katie Bell Nutt, 77, of Waco, passed away Wednesday, Dec 24, 2003, at a local nursing home. Graveside services were held Friday at Waco Memorial Park with Bro. William Thompson officiating.
Mrs. Nutt was born on Jan. 2, 1926 in Blooming Grove, Texas, the daughter of David Holliefield and Jesse (Rutherford) Holliefield.  In 1942 she married James Nelson Nutt in Corsicana. She was a member of the Assembly of God.
She was preceded in death by her husband James and a son, ronald Dale Nutt.
She is survived by a son, James Marvin Nutt and wife Sandra of Waco; daughter, Brenda Kay Thompson and husband William of Waco; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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Billie Pearl (Curry) Reese

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Arlene (Hutson) Davis
Oct 3, 1938 - Dec 31, 2003

Arlene Davis

Arlene Davis, 65, of Corsicana, Texas passed away Dec. 31, 2003 in Corsicana. She was born Oct. 3, 1938 to A. B. and Clara Mae Hutson and lived most of her life in Corsicana. She was employed by Phil Smith's pharmacy for many years. She was also a piano teacher in Corsicana and organist at Memorial Baptist Church. For the last 16 months, Arlene was a resident of Twilight home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years Lonnie L. Davis, also of Corsicana.

She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Randy and Becky Turner of Edmond, Okla., Billy and Rachelle Thomas of Corsicana, and Jerry and Lisa Dotson of Singing Spring, Penn., five grandchildren, Heather Allen of Mansfield, Kristen Talley of Corsicana, Lauren Turner of Edmond, Okla., and Jacob and Matthew Dotson of Sinking Spring, Penn.; three great-grandchildren, Stuart and Grant Allen of Mansfield and Casey Owen of Corsicana; beloved sisters-in-law, Bonnie Gregory and Dorothy King; sister and brother-in-law, Dr. Jerry and Helen Griffin of Forney; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

The family of Arlene Davis would like to thank the staff and employees of Twilight Nursing Home. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer's Association and the Corsicana Music Teachers Association.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004 at graveside at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Jerry Griffin and Malcolm B. Myers officiating.

Arrangements under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Bonnie Joe Holliefield 
Nov 25, 1929 - Dec 31, 2003

Joe Holliefield

Joe Holliefield, 74, of Elm Mott passed away Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003 at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Blake English, Ismael Duenes, David Hendrick, Michael Varga, James Jones, Jeremy Holliefield.

Mr. Holliefield was born Nov. 25, 1929 in Blooming Grove.

Mr. Holliefield is survived by sons and their spouses, Steve and Micki Holliefield of Lorena and Scott and Holly Holliefield of Highland Village; sister, Azalene Cardenas of Dawson; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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Hattie Mae (Parish) Body
Feb 12, 1914 - Dec 23, 2003

Hattie Mae Parish Body, 89, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 3 p.m. Saturay at Taylor's Memorial Church of God in Christ with Elder Willie Brown officiating. The REv. Arthur Faulk will be the eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Mrs. Body was born Feb. 12, 1914 in Henderson County, Texas.

She was preceded in death by father and mother, Jaohn and Lena Cox Parish; brothers, Avan Parish, Jack Parish, and Elmer Parish.

Mrs. Body is survived by a sister, Thelma Parish of Corsicana; brother, Arthur Parish; special friend, Garland Douglas of Corsicana; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Edward Lee 'Tooter' Dabney
Jan 25, 1947 - Jan 1, 2004

Edward Lee "Tooter" Dabney, 56, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, in Houston.

Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Jock officiating. Interment will follow at Coolidge Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Perez, Danny Hernandez, Vernon Hernandez, James Beck, Jessie Ray Snowden, Gary Morehead, Will Kurtza and Chris Barber.

Mr. Dabney was born Jan. 25, 1947, in Kirvin.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ira Lee Dabney.

Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Dabney of Corsicana; mother, Dorothy Dabney of Corsicana; sons, Ronald Lee Dabney of Corsicana and Duane Dabney of Ohio; daughters, Shelley Renee Phillips of Kerens and Amber Phillips of Kerens; sisters, Linda Hernandez and husband Mario, Doris Navarro, Beverly Yangmera and husband Simon, and Diane Montgomery and husband Donald, all of Corsicana; brother, Rickey Dabney and wife Sammy of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Darlene Williams of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Wayne Howell

Wayne Howell, 75, of Huntsville passed away Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004. Services were 11 a.m. Friday at Huntsville Funeral Home Chapel followed by interment at 3 p.m. Friday at Richland Cemetery. Arrangements by Huntsville Funeral Home, Huntsville.

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Sarah Alice (Womack) Platt
Nov 3, 1920 - Jan 1, 2004

Sarah Alice Womack Platt, 83, of New Orleans, La. passed away Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004 in New Orleans.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darin Wood. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Platt was born Nov. 3, 1920.

She was preceded in death by husband Willie Platt and parents William C. and Irene Howard Womack.

Survivors include daughters Irene P. Love of Metairie, La. and Glenda P. Dobbins of Garland; sisters Vivian Wheat and Lena Mitchell, both of Austin; grandchildren Laura Wetchensky, Jim Bob Love and Shelly Deisher; and great-grandchildren Claire Sisk, Zachary Wetchensky, Jacob Love and Kaitlynn Wetchensky.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Ervin Phillip Pennington
Sep 9, 1913 - Jan 3, 2004

Ervin P. Pennington, 90, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004 at Heritage Oaks West. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Younger Cemetery with Rev. Timothy Schane officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jeana Lozell (Murray) Schrieber

Jeana Lozell (Murray) Schrieber, 47, of Houston passed away Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004 in Houston. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Grape Creek Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Edgin
Sep 2, 1922 - Jan 2, 2004

Mary Edgin, 81, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away January 2, 2004. She was born September 2, 1922, in Ada, Oklahoma. She graduated from Ada High School in 1940. She attended Oklahoma City University, where she played on the tennis team and was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority.

She earned a Master of Education Degree from Baylor University in 1970. Mary taught school in the Rice and Corsicana Independent School Districts for 15 years. She later moved to Austin, Texas, where she became a disability counselor for the Texas Rehabilitation Commission; she retired in 1981.

Mary was a member of ZONTA Professional organization. She also served as an officer in many educational associations along with PTA and PTO. She loved participating in many activities in the Methodist Church, and she was an avid golfer. She felt her greatest accomplishment was the education of her three children.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Gerald Edgin and wife, Sandy, of Horatio, Arkansas, Dr. Richard Alan Edgin and wife, Bobbi, of Columbus, Ohio, and one daughter, Nancy Smith and husband, Phil, of Corsicana, Texas. She has five grandchildren. They are Chris Smith of Lexington, KY, Stuart Smith of Dallas, TX, Andrew Edgin of Horatio, AR, David Edgin of Horatio, AR, Jen Edgin of Dayton, Ohio, and Matt Edgin of Columbus, Ohio.

She dedicated her life to her church, teaching and counseling and to friends and family. Mary will be missed by all whose lives she touched. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60601-7633. A memorial service will be held for the immediate family in Columbus, Ohio.

Arrangements by Schoedinger Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, Columbus, Ohio.

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Carlton J. Ware

Carlton J. Ware, 73, passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, in Fort Worth.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Cathedral International in Fort Worth. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Long Prairie Cemetery near Kerens. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, El J. and Flossie Ware; mother-in-law, Margie Moore; brother, Naaman Ware; brother-in-law, Ronnie Conn; daughter, Cynthia J. Ware; granddaughter, Jamie Penisten; nephew, Gary Ware; and uncle, James Edward Ware.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry J. Ware; children, Vicki J. Wallis and husband, Mason, of Fort Worth, Logan J. Ware and wife, Cindy, of Weatherford, Timothy J. Ware and wife, Angie, of Fort Worth, Mark J. Ware and wife, Kim, of Azle, Melody J. Ware of Azle and Mark L. Ware and wife, Season, of Fort Worth; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two future great-grandchildren; brothers, Gorman Ware and wife, Newassa, and Philip Ware and wife, Cynthia; and sisters, Sarah Conn and Talula Hawk and husband, Jerry.

Arrangements by Greenwood Funeral Home, Fort Worth.

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Amelia May Mink

Amelia May Mink, 1 day old, passed away Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, in Waco. She was born Jan. 4, 2004, in Waco.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Richland with Brother Bill Honea and the Rev. Johnny Queener officiating. Interment will follow Richland Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents, Jeromy and Dawn Mink of Richland; grandparents, Jimmy Rose Sr. and Donna Rose of Corsicana and Gerald and Carla Mink of Corsicana; great-grandparents, Loraine Patton of Richland and Larkin and Angie Coston of Corsicana; uncle and aunt, Jimmy Rose Jr. and Valarie Rose of Guam; uncle, Jamie Mink of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Stella (Mora) Almendarez
Jun 20, 1903 - Jan 2, 2004

Stella Almendarez, 100, of Kerens passed away Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, in Pearland.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Phillips, Eddie Perry, C. E. Blissett, Bobby Bain, R. H. Hilliard and Mike Jennings.

She was born June 20, 1903, in Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Almendarez.

Survivors include two sons, Fred Almendarez and Bobby Almendarez, both of Kerens; granddaughter, Kim Hippard of Ferris; grandson, Bobby Almendarez Jr. of Dallas; great-granddaughter, Amanda Jackson of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Bessie Mae Speed

Bessie Mae Speed, 77, of Fairfield passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, in Fairfield. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Fairfield with the Rev. Mack Roller and the Rev. Johnny Dammon officiating. Interment will follow at Lake Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel, Fairfield.

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Sam Haynes
Nov 28, 1931 - Jan 5, 2004

Sam Haynes

Sam Haynes, 72, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, in Dallas.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bill Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Raney, Matthew Twist, Harley Miller, Harris A. Griggs Jr., Bradley Barth and Rolfe Patterson.

Mr. Haynes was born Nov. 28, 1931, in Olivia. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Alice, the Elks Lodge No. 2200 in Freeport, and the VFW No. 3366 of Corsicana. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam Haynes Sr. and Maudine Haynes.

Survivors include his wife, Nita Haynes of Corsicana; sons, Steve Haynes of McAllen and Aubrey Farmer of Corsicana; daughters, Julie Bowman of Houston, Brenda Griggs of Corsicana and Deborah Farmer of Waco; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Velma Johnson of Seguin and Betty Bounsall of Las Vegas, Nev.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Joan Atkins
Mar 11, 1925 - Jan 6, 2004

Joan Atkins, 78, passed away Jan. 6, 2004 in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Ms. Atkins was born March 11, 1925 in Austin.

Survivors include daughters Pat Lewis of Corsicana and Pam Pearson and husband Johnnie of Mesquite; son Ron Atkins of Goshen, Ind.; grandson Matt Morgan and wife Betty of Corsicana and Chad Morgan and wife Amy of Waxahachie; granddaughters Jennifer Colella of Dallas and Jayne Colella of Mesquite; six great-grandchildren; brother Bill Whitis and wife Betty of Austin; and beloved pet Bryan II.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Geraldine (Wilhoite) Davis
Dec 2, 1935 - Jan 6, 2004

Geraldine Davis

Geraldine Davis, 68, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at Heritage Oaks West Nursing Home in Corsicana.

She was born Dec. 2, 1935, in Italy, the daughter of Robert E. and Velma Abbott Wilhoite. She was reared in Italy, Bardwell and Ennis where she attended high school. On Dec. 2, 1952, she was married to William F. Davis of Italy. After their marriage they lived in Ennis where she attended First Baptist Church. In 1978 they moved to Emhouse. She moved to Corsicana in 1995 after the death of her husband.

She is survived by three sons, Stanley and his wife, Vicky Davis of Corsicana, Lonnie Davis of Ennis, Bill and his wife, Bobbie Davis of Weatherford; two brothers, Harold Wilhoite of Ennis and Lawrence Wilhoite of Denton; a sister, Frances Brown of Ferris; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Keever Chapel with Pastor Ricky Walter of Lifeline Fellowship Church in Corsicana officiating. Interment will be in Myrtle Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at J. E. Keever Mortuary from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

You may view archived obits at www.jekeevermortuary.com.

Arrangements by J. E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

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Florence Bea (Blake) Wilson

MRS. FLORENCE BEA WILSON
Date of Death:
January 6, 2004
Service:
Corley Funeral Home Chapel, Corsicana, Texas, 2:00 PM Saturday, January 10, 2004
Officiating:
Rev. Jimmy Hale
Interment:
Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Texas
Pallbearers:
Friends and family

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Florence Bea Wilson

Florence Bea Wilson, 81, of Houston passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, in Kingwood.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Haile officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Mrs. Wilson was born Aug. 9, 1922, in Texas.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, David and Suzie Wilson of Porter and Fred L. and Dee Graves of Rockdale; sisters, Fannie English of Frost, Edna Haden of Dresden, Virginia Brown of Houston and Marie Knight of Frost; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and many life-long friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Diann Young Kemp

Diann Young Kemp, 48, passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, in Dallas. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Taylor Memorial Church of God in Christ, 1600 E. Fifth Ave., Corsicana with Elder H.B. Horn officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements by Emanuel Funeral Home, Palestine.

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Thomas "Butch" Curtis
Dec 2, 1937 - Jan 7, 2004

Thomas 'Butch' Curtis

Thomas "Butch" Curtis, 66, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Roselawn Memorial Park in Seagoville with Brother Jamie Starks officiating.

Mr. Curtis was born Dec. 2, 1937, in Texarkana, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Florence Curtis; sister, Fern Sugart; and stepdaughter, Tammy Turney.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Ann Curtis of Corsicana; sons, Thomas Ray Curtis and wife Brenda of Garden City, Kan., Thomas Monroe Curtis Jr. and wife Penny of Emhouse, and Joe Curtis and wife Sherry of Blooming Grove; daughters, Carolyn McFadden and husband James of Emhouse and Linda Gail Smith of Waco; stepsons, Jackie Wilson and wife Jodi of Ennis, James Bowman and wife Frances of Kaufman, and Jeff Turner of Longview; stepdaughters, Kay Bowman of Emhouse, Annette McFadden and husband Ricky of Balch Springs, and Billie Jean Heard and husband David of Seagoville; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Mitchell and husband David of Allen, and Evia Lewis of Wilmer; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Marvin Webster
May 29, 1939 - Dec 29, 1988

Marvin Webster, 49, of Corsicana, died Dec. 29, 1988. Services are 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 1989, at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home with Kenneth Bass officiating. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Irving, TX. He was born May 29, 1939, in Dallas. He was a Locksmith and owner of Webster's Little Repair Shop in Corsicana. He was a very well liked member of the community and he always tried every way he could to help all people.

He was preceded in death by one son Tommy Webster.

Survivors include his wife of 14 years Marian Webster, three sons Allen Webster of Midlothian, Donald J. Birdwell, Sr., and Johnny L. Birdwell both of Corsicana; one daughter, Saronda Dillard of Midlothian; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Webster of Corsicana, and six grand-children.

Pallbearers will be Buford Moore, Ed Sickle, Buck Hamilton, Bill Haven, Jeff Harwell and Mark Jones.

Notes:

  • Marvin Webster was murdered, shot 9 times while out on a service call and the case has not be solved as of this date, Jan. 8, 2004.
  • Obituary as printed in the Corsicana Daily Sun
  • Submitted by Marian Webster

Travis Knight
Oct 31, 1906 - Jan 8, 2003

Travis Knight, 97, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2003, in Crockett.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home with Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Joe Nussbaum, Don Northcutt, Jim Acker, Kraig Knight, Strain Armstrong, Alvie O'Neal and Joe Robinson. Harry Clowe will serve as honorary pallbearer.

Mr. Knight was born on Oct. 31, 1906, in Athens. He was employed by a Chevrolet dealer.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Eloise Knight.

Survivors include, son and daughter-in-law Bill and Susie Knight of Crockett; granddaughters Kimberly Lardon of Austin and Kristi Knight of Manhattan, Kan.; grandson Kraig Knight of Flower Mound and great-grandchildren Margot Austin, Will Austin, Nicklaus Lardon, Lily Ann Lardon, Katie Knight and Harrison Knight.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Tillmon Brown

Tillmon Brown, 75, of Elm Flat community near Powell, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at his residence. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Douglas officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Iris (Waller) Bond
Jun 12, 1935 - Jan 8, 2004

Iris Waller Bond died at her home Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, after a brief cancer illness. She was born in Marlin on June 12, 1935, to Mable and Ray L. Waller and spent her early childhood in Rice and Dawson where her father was superintendent of schools. She moved to Corsicana in 1946 when her father was chosen as Navarro College's first president. She graduated from Corsicana High School, Navarro College and SMU, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority, serving as pledge class president and pledge trainer.

After marrying Walter Bond Jr., of Corsicana and Dallas, in 1957, they spent three years in the Army, living in San Marcos, Enterprise, Ala., and Brady, finally settling in Dallas in 1960.

During 15 years in Dallas and 22 years in Duncanville, Iris loved working with young people. She was a Camp Fire leader, 4-H Club leader, Dallas County 4-H Horse Show secretary, National Youth Horse Congress Horse Show secretary, a special education resource aide at Duncanville High School, and the co-founder of the Southwest Dallas County Panhellenic Association. Her greatest joy during the last six years was following her granddaughter's sports activities in volleyball and track in Weatherford.

Iris was preceded in death by parents, Ray L. Waller and Mable Waller Gilbert, and stepfather, Seth P. Gilbert, all of Corsicana. She is survived by her husband, Walter B. Bond Jr.; daughter, Laurie Bond of Weatherford; son, Greg Bond and wife Holly of Dallas; granddaughter, Sara Haynie of Weatherford; brother, Charles R. Waller and wife Irene of Lebanon, Mo.; niece, Shannan Elley of Kansas City, Mo.; nephew, Casey Waller of Lebanon, Mo.; and aunt and uncle, Buven and Evelyn Tucker of Tyler.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Corsicana. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Iris Waller Bond Scholarship Fund at Corsicana National Bank & Trust, 321 N. 15th St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lester Allen Moon
Nov 26, 1949 - Jan 9, 2004

Lester Allen Moon, 54, of Rice passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Interment will be held at a later date at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Mr. Moon was born Nov. 26, 1949, in Fayetteville, Ark., to Morris James Moon and Helen Elizabeth Allen Moon. He was an electrician for Prism Electric in Dallas.

He was preceded in death by his father and one sister.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Anna Maxwell Moon of Rice; daughters, Tara King and Cory Wilder, both of Oakridge, Ore.; six grandchildren; brothers, Jim Morris Moon Jr. and Robert Eugene Moon, both of Modesto, Calif.; and sister, Margaret Irene Moon of Modesto, Calif.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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H. M. 'Shorty' Davenport
Dec 8, 1922 - Jan 9, 2004

H. M. "Shorty" Davenport, 81, of Corsicana went to be with the Lord after a long illness. He died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004.

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

A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating and Brother Bill Honea assisting. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mr. Davenport was born Dec. 8, 1922, in Greenville, to Walter R. and Margaret M. Davenport. He moved to Corsicana in 1948 and later owned and operated Davenport & Son Construction until his retirement in 1988. He was a 32nd degree mason, 50-year member, and a former member of Karem Temple Shrine in Waco. He was a life member of Scottish Rite and York Rite and a former member of the Directors Staff, Ambassadors and Jesters of Karem Temple. He was a member of the Navarro County Shrine Club. He served in various positions in his church and was a member of First Baptist Church. He loved and served his Lord, his family and his community. He enjoyed ranching and traveling.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, four brothers and one sister.

Survivors include his wife, Irene B. Davenport of Corsicana; three sons, H.M. Davenport Jr. and wife Carole of Corsicana, Michael A. Travis of Reno, Nev., and Jeffrey D. Travis of Houston; four grandchildren, Shana Owen and husband Daniel of Corsicana, Sara Davenport of Dallas, Garrett and Cassidy Travis of Houston; two great-granddaughters, Lexie and McKenna Owen of Corsicana; five sisters, Faye Foster of McKinney, Janice Umphrey of Dallas, Willie Farmer of Wichita Falls, Lillie Ausburn of McKinney and Gladene Thompson of Farmersville; and many nieces and nephews and a circle of dear friends.

The family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, TX 75110; or to the Shriners Hospitals for Crippled and Burned Children, Karem Temple, P.O. Box 1516, Waco, TX 76703.

The Davenports wish to acknowledge all the compassion and kindness shown and the good care received from the entire staff at Twilight Home for the past years.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lometa (Almond) Tanner
Dec 25, 1927 - Jan 8, 2004

Lometa Tanner

Lometa Tanner, 76, of Dallas, passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Darin Wood officiating. Interment will follow at New Pursley Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Don Barron, Ronnie J. Tanner, Ron Tanner, Mike Tanner, Terry Patrick and Jerry A. Blackman.

Mrs. Tanner was born Dec. 25, 1927, in Dawson, to James L. Almond and Mattie Latham Almond. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dub Tanner.

Survivors include her son, Alton Tanner of Dallas; daughter, Barbara Raindl of Dallas; grandchildren, Jeffery Raindl of Dallas; brothers, Charlie Almond of Carrollton and Clyde Almond of Sherman; sisters, Leona Wheeler of Dallas, Wanda Durden of Dallas and Letha Adams of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Juanita Mora Palos

Juanita Mora Palos, age 90 and a life-long resident of Corsicana and Navarro County went to be with Our Lord on Sunday morning. God called her home in her sleep at the break of dawn as a new day began for her family and a new day of eternal happiness for her. She bravely endured years of pain and suffering from her arthritis and congestive heart failure but she never wavered in her love of God and longing to be with Him in Heaven. She was a strong example to her family in love, hope, endurance and patience, and deeply devoted her faith in God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit. She prayed daily to the Blessed mother and the Saints in Heaven for their intercessions to live life to the fullest with her family.

Juanita was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, seven sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by her husband of 73 years, John Palos Sr. of Corsicana, children Harry and Barbara Palos of Corsicana, Luther and Carol Palos of Corsicana, Isabelle Guillen of Temple, Joe Palos of Corsicana, John Palos Jr. of Dallas and Lewis Palos of Corsicana; one sister Nellie Gonzales of Corsicana, 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives.

A vigil service will be held today at 7 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel and Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. Robert Williams officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Carrie Mae (Berry) Raley-Snider

Carrie Mae Raley Snider

A long life that was filled with love and service for both family and the community concluded mid-afternoon on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004. Mrs. Carrie Mae Raley, 91, of Dawson, passed away in a Corsicana nursing home after a brief illness. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery in Navarro County. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.

Born April 23, 1923, in Brushie Prairie, Carrie was the first child of James Edward and Virgie Wood Berry. Carrie's family, who loved her so much, is part of her legacy. A long marriage of 34 years to the late Roy Raley brought five children who were a great source of pride for Carrie.

After spending many years raising her family, Carrie attended and graduated from nursing school in Hillsboro. Her nursing career extended 30 years, beginning in the early 60s in Corsicana's Shell Clinic. She also worked at hospitals in Wortham, Hillsboro and Hubbard. She was always a favorite with patients, with her professionalism, compassion and good humor and became affectionately known to patients and staff alike simply as "Raley." A vivid image for family, patients and co-workers would be Carrie outfitted in all white, wearing the signature starched nursing cap. She worked as a nurse in Hubbard for Dr. Ryman and then Dr. Javier until she retired in 1992. Once retired, she spent a lot of her time making quilts, piecing them or stitching one in its frame. She lived a long, rich life, making contributions to both her family and the community.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy Raley, and her second husband, Jerome Snider.

Carrie is survived by her daughters Joyce Hubbard and husband B. D. of Dawson, Ruby Darden and husband Royce of Bowie and Linda Hodge and husband Darryl of Streetman; sons, Donald Raley and wife Anita of Dawson and Joe Raley and wife Elizabeth of Kountze; a sister, Dorothy Lee Adams of Arlington; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Carrie's grandson, Eddie Hodge and Roy Darden and great-grandsons Clinton Carlisle, Aaron Carlisle, Cheston Carlisle and Bradley Withrow.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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CARRIE SNIDER

Mrs. Carrie Mae Raley Snider, 91, of Dawson died Saturday, January 10, 2004, at a Corsicana nursing home. She was born April 23, 1912, in Brushie Prairie, daughter of James Edward and Virgie Wood Berry. Her husband, Roy Raley, preceded her in death. After raising her children, she went to nursing school and began a 30 year career in nursing, working in hospitals at Wortham and Hillsboro and in Hubbard until she retired from nursing in 1992. She was also preceded in death by her second husband, Jerome Snider. Survivors include: three daughters, Joyce Hubbard and husband, B.D., of Dawson, Ruby Darden and husband, Royce, of Bowie and Linda Hodge and husband, Darryl, of Streetman; two sons, Donald Raley and wife, Anita, of Dawson and Joe Raley and wife, Elizabeth, of Kountze; one sister, Dorothy Lee Adams of Arlington; eight
grand-children; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, at Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Burial was at Dresden Cemetery in Navarro County.

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Domingo Penticostal Ovalle
Oct 5, 1930 - Jan 10, 2004

Domingo Penticostal Ovalle, 73, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, in Corsicana.

Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Garcia, Joe Garcia, Roy Cervantes, Domingo Ovalle, Jeremiah Hernandez, Glenn Ovalle, Michael Ovalle and Jesse Castillo.

Mr. Ovalle was born on Oct. 5, 1930, in Corsicana. He was a line workman.

He was preceded in death by his father, Selso Ovalle; mother, Inez Guerrero Ovalle; brother, Daniel Ovalle; sister, Henrietta Aquddo; and granddaughter, Kathleen G. Garcia.

Survivors include wife Dovie Ovalle of Corsicana; daughters Johnnie Wanda Castillo of Corsicana, Mickey Cervantes of Grand Prairie, Linda Ovalle of McKinney, Julia Caudill of Corsicana, Mary Williams of Garland, Beatrice Pantoja of Corsicana, Susie Garcia of Napoleon, Ohio, and Peggy Sue Ovalle of Corsicana; son Johnny Ovalle of Dallas; brothers Mitildy Ovalle of Corsicana, Albert Ovalle of Corsicana, Chris Ovalle of Tyler, Tom Ovalle of Corsicana and Bert Ovalle of Dallas; sister Santanna Ovalle of Corsicana; ex-wife Josefa Ortega Sanchez of Corsicana; special friend Minnie Headspeth of Corsicana; 27 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jesse Carl Kelley
Dec 14, 1938 - Jan 11, 2004

Jesse Carl Kelley, 65, of Corsicana, known like most from the Texas/New Mexico high plains only as "J.C.," passed away peacefully in the arms of his devoted wife of 42 years, Lynda Lewis Kelley, at Twilight Home in Corsicana, Jan. 11, 2004.

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

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mickey Hillock, Scott Middleton, J. Waterman, Ben Sharpley, Walter Holmes and deacons of First Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Lawn Haven Cemetery in Clovis, N.M.

Family will be receiving friends at 2309 Hammond, Clovis, N.M.

Mr. Kelley was born Dec. 14, 1938, in Childress to Barnie and Velma Kelley. He was educated in the public schools in Texico, N.M., while a member of the Pleasant Hill community in New Mexico. J.C. worked for Carleton Davis of Clovis, N.M., in farming and ranching in the Texas Panhandle, then changed his career into the bottling business. In 1977, he started with Dr Pepper in Clovis. In 1979, he became a partner with Mickey Hillock, Carleton Davis, Wayne Wallace and Fred Stein. He retired in 1995 due to health reasons. He was president of Dallam/Hartley County, Texas Farm Bureau; member of Texline, Texas school board; and deacon of Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis, N.M., and First Baptist Church of Corsicana. He also served a term as president of the Corsicana Lions Club, in which he remained active as long as health permitted.

Survivors include his wife, Lynda Kelley of Corsicana; children, Roxanne and husband Eddie Waterman of Flint and Dayna and husband John Mayer of San Angelo; grandchildren, Erin, Camille and Russell Waterman, and Sol and Avery Mayer; brothers, Allen Kelley and wife Helen and Leon Kelley and wife Latitia, all of Clovis, N.M.; and sister, Phyllis and husband Buster Wooten of Roswell, N.M.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jesse Carl “J.C.” Kelley
Services: Have been held.
Jesse Carl “J.C.” Kelley, 65, of Corsicana, Texas, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at Corsicana. He was born on Dec. 14, 1938, in Childress, Texas, to Barnie and Velma Kelley. He attended Texico public schools. He worked for Carleton Davis, farming and ranching in the Texas panhandle. In 1977 he started with Dr Pepper in Clovis. He retired in 1995. He was president of Dallam/Hartley County, Texas Farm Bureau and a member of Texline, Texas, School Board. Survivors include his wife, Lynda of Corsicana, Texas; three children, Roxanne Waterman (and husband, Eddie) of Flint, Texas and Dayna Mayer (John) of San Angelo, Texas; five grandchildren, Erin, Camille and Russell Waterman and Sol and Avery Mayer; brothers, Allen Kelley (Helen) and Leon Kelley (Latitia), all of Clovis; a sister, Phyllis Wooten (Buster) of Roswell. The family will received friends at 2309 Hammond in Clovis. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. (CST) Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Corsicana. The Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. will officiate the Corsicana services. Burial will be at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis. The Rev. Mike Eberhardt will officiate the Clovis services. Honorary pallbearers will be Mickey Hillock, Scott Middleton, J. Waterman, Walter Holmes, Ben Sharpley and the Deacons of First Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 510 West Collin Street, Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements are by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana. Local arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.
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  • Published in the Clovis News Journal - Feb 3, 2004


Carolyn Ann (Banks) Burgner
Dec 17, 1937 - Jan 11, 2004

Carolyn Ann Burgner

Carolyn Ann Burgner, 66, of Wortham passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco.

Family visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Porter Funeral Home in Mexia.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Wortham with the Rev. Steven Schulte officiating. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Andy Keathley Jr. Clint Guthrie, Michael Chad Reeves, Craig Jenkins, Derrick Dickerson and Rodney Jansky.

She was born Dec. 17, 1937, in Kerens. She was retired from the Mexia State School.

She was preceded in death by her father, Freddie Banks; mother, Marietta Brown; sister, Loretta Banks; and her husbands, Robert "Punch" Minatrea and Robert "Bob" Burgner.

Survivors include her daughters, Cathy Reeves and husband Mike of Wortham, Marsha Dickerson and husband Dennis of Mildred, Sharon Minatrea and fiance Rodney Jansky of Wortham, and Cindy Burgner of Florida; sisters, Mary Lois Phillips and Rosie Keathley and husband Andy, all of Wortham; granddaughters, Chelse Reeves of Giddings and Courtney Reeves and Tiffany Rash, both of Wortham; grandsons, Michael C. Reeves and Adrian Rash, both of Wortham, and Derrick Dickerson of Blooming Grove; great-granddaughter, Madison Dickerson of Blooming Grove; great-grandsons, Ty Reeves of Hillsboro, and Cutter Reeves and Will Boswell, both of Wortham; four nieces, one nephew, two great-nieces and two great-nephews.

Arrangements by Porter Funeral Home, Mexia.

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Dr. Thomas Young 'T.Y.' Harp Jr.
Aug. 4, 1927 - Jan 11, 2004

Dr. Thomas Young "T.Y." Harp Jr., 76, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, in Corsicana.

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

Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating.

Dr. Harp was born Aug. 4, 1927, in Mer Rouge, La. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher, and also served on numerous boards. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater in the Philippines. He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in football in October 2003. He was a teacher, coach and later and administrator for many years. He was chosen as one of the Top 10 Principals of the U.S.A. He was a member of NASSP and NSC. He retired from the Corsicana Independent School District in 1990 as the principal of Corsicana High School, and later served on numerous charitable boards.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise (Barrett) Harp of Corsicana; daughter, Dorothy J. Harp of Tyler; sons, Thomas Y. Harp III and wife Tammie Oakley Harp of Wills Point and William R. Harp and wife Kathy Brewer Harp of Naples; grandsons, Nicholas Y. Harp of Naples and Thomas Y. Harp IV of Wills Point; granddaughter, Hayley E. Harp of Naples; sister, Laura J. Waters of Shreveport, La.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Air Conditioning Fund, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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1/13/2003 Community pillar Harp dead at 76

From Staff Reports

Former Corsicana High School principal and longtime community volunteer T.Y. Harp passed away Sunday night.

Harp, 76, retired as the CHS principal in 1990, and has spent a number of years working with community organizations like the Navarro County United Way, Salvation Army and the Corsicana/Navarro Housing Opportunity Corporation.

"He was such a great guy," said Navarro County United Way Director Kay Cummins, who said Harp was on the executive board for all of her 10 years with the organization. "He was the president one of those years (and) he was so supportive. ...

"He always had the interest of the people at heart."

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, where Harp was a member and Sunday school teacher. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Harp served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, stationed in the Pacific Theater in the Philippines. A graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, he was inducted into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame in October of 2003.

He also nabbed the honor of Top 10 principals of the USA during his career as an educator.

"T.Y. was a quality educator in the district for many years who cared very much for the quality of education of our children and took that responsibility seriously," CISD Superintendent Dr. Jim Dickson said. "He also became a strong community leader whose foresight and wisdom guided many organizations and projects to positive fruition in our community."

Corsicana/Navarro County Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Daryl Schliem said Harp was key in representing the retired portion of the community in chamber activities and issues, often carrying chamber messages to those residents. But he also exhibited his caring spirit personally, Schliem said.

"He understood the ups and downs of the recruiting business," Schliem said. "When T.Y. had season tickets, he'd come by and say, 'Close the doors, we're going to see the Rangers and forget about work for a little while.' ...

"His leadership is a tremendous loss for this community."

Outgoing chamber chairman Debbie Wilson said the work with the Corsicana/Navarro Housing Opportunity Corporation was a passion for Harp, and he was determined to help people have a nice home.

"There was no greater joy for him than when they moved in," Wilson said. "He was very instrumental in getting that done."

Harp is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Harp of Corsicana, three children, three grandchildren and a sister, Laura J. Waters, of Shreveport.


Verla Mae (Breland) Gusemano
October 15, 1926 - Jan 7, 2004

VERLA MAE GUSEMANO, age 77, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, passed away into the arms of her Savior on Wednesday, January 7, 2004. She was born to Elmer C. and Frankie M. Breland on October 15, 1926, in Corsicana, Texas. A lifelong resident of Houston, she graduated from John H. Reagan High School. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Frankie T. Gusemano; children Toni and Michael King, and Tannie and Suzanne Gusemano; granddaughters Kalie Gusemano, Franki Gusemano, and Grace Verla King; brothers Jerrell A. Breland and wife Pat, and Kenneth D. Breland, all of Houston. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, and tennis buddies. Her unwavering devotion to her family and her gifts of laughter, optimism, and deep spiritual conviction will fill our hearts always. The family wishes to express gratitude to her compassionate caregivers including Drs. Tenczynski, Tang, Kochar, McDonald, and Kaylani, and Robin, Julie, and Dawn. The family would like to ivite friends for visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, January 11, 2004, with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home, 13102 North Freeway, Houston, Texas 77060. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, January 12, 2004 in the chapel of Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home followed by a rite of committal at Resthaven Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers will be her loving nephews. If desired contributions may be made to: St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 3600 Brinkman, Houston, Texas 77018.

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  • Published in the Houston Chronicle on 1/11/2004.

Pamlee Muriel Willis
Feb 2, 1972 - Jan 13, 2004

Pamlee Muriel Willis, 31, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at her residence.

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

Mrs. Willis was born Feb. 2, 1972, in Waco.

Survivors include her husband, Glen Willis of Corsicana; daughters, Amanda Merritt and Mindy Merritt of Corsicana; mother and stepfather, Pamela and Truitt Lewis of Corsicana; and sister and brother-in-law, Kristen and James Sitterling of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Aliene Marie (Holliefield) Vest
Nov 6, 1918 - Jan 12, 2004

Aliene Marie Vest, 85, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove with Brother Rodney Bancroft officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends and family.

Mrs. Vest was born Nov. 6, 1918, in Cross Roads to Charlie Holliefield and Ella Mae Sims Holliefield.

Survivors include her son, Willie Vest of Corsicana; grandchildren, David Eugene Vest of Irving, Paul Edward Vest of Fort Worth and Keith Vest of Quinlan; six great-grandchildren; brother, J. B. Holliefield and wife Laverne of Corsicana; and sisters, Louester McGraw of Blooming Grove and Beulah Mae Cates of Boerne.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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Willie Muriel Gillen

Willie Muriel Gillen, 83, of Houston passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at White Oaks Farms in Magnolia. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dale Norris officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home. - Jan 14, 2004

 

Willie M. 'Pete' Gillen

Willie M. "Pete" Gillen, 83, of Houston passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, in Magnolia.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dale Norris officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Sam Clay, Nathan Bradford, Brad Bradford, Delroy Graham, Jon Gillen and Kevin Bradford.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Alpine Gillen; and parents, Clarence and Bessie Gillen.

Survivors include his sister, Annalee Bradford of Houston; brother and sister-in-law, George and Francis Gillen of Waco; numerous nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Ruth (Atkins) Walker
Jul 11, 1913 - Jan 14, 2004

Ruth Walker

Ruth Walker, 90, of Kerens, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2004, at the Kerens Care Center.

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

Services will be held at 10 a.m. friday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold Scott and Rev. Rick Mangus officiating. Interment will follow at Bazette Baptist Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Norton Conner, David Bond, Jackie Walker, Shannon Walker, B.H. Upchurch and Roy Gerald Tramel. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Paschal, C.E. Blissett and Bill Hyder.

Mrs. Walker was born on July 11, 1913, in Kerens.

She was preceded in death by three brothers Aubrey, Lester and Eulan Atkins and a sister, Ester Bond.

Survivors include husband Lester Walker of Kerens; sisters Lois Conner of Kerens and Janie Justice of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

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Marie (Vickery) Svadlenak
Jan 25, 1915 - Jan 13, 2004

Marie Vickery Svadlenak, 88, of Alamogordo, N.M., and formerly of Hubbard, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, in Alamogordo.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Jerry Irvin officiating. Interment will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.

Marie was born Jan. 25, 1915, in Dawson and was the eighth of nine children born to Jessie and Maggie Martin Vickery. She moved to Hubbard when she was about 15 years old and was a graduate of Hubbard High School. She later attended Mary Hardin Baylor University, was a graduate of North Texas State University and taught school for a brief period. Marie moved to Houston with her husband, Alfred Svadlenak, where they lived until his death in 1974 when she moved back to Hubbard. She had lived in Alamogordo, N.M., for the past five years.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; and seven siblings, Con Vickery, Troy Vickery, R.D. "Bill" Vickery, Mary Knight, Joe Vickery, Ellen Vickery and Ruth Vickery.

Survivors include a brother, John Vickery of Hubbard; two sisters-in-law, Elieen Skelton of Temple and Hazel Ivey of Fort Clark; and several nephews and nieces including Johnny Vickery of Malone and Barbara Prue and Gwen Shoesmith, both of Hubbard.

The family requests that memorials be made to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer's Association.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Zula Mae (Morton) Hale
Jan 27, 1908 - Jan 15, 2004

Zula Mae Hale

Zula Mae Hale, 95, of Corsicana and formerly of Blooming Grove, went to be with her Lord Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004. She passed away at Heritage Oaks West.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove with Brother Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Mrs. Hale was born Jan. 27, 1908, in Grayson County to A.L. Morton and Addie Hopkins Morton. She worked at the Dress Factory in Italy for many years and also the Hat Factory in Corsicana. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and seven brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Ron and Freddy Sue Hale of Longview and Jerry Hale of Blooming Grove; grandchildren, Shana and Scott Drake of Winfield, Kan., Ronnie and Stacy Hale of Frisco, Emily and Jeff Randolph of Lantana, and Steve and Bella Hale of Phoenix, Ariz.; step-grandson, Jeff Phillips of Dallas; and great-grandchildren, Meg, Mattie and Logan Drake of Winfield, Kan., and Lauren Hale of Frisco.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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Leonard Dean Newson, Sr.
Sep 24, 1913 - Jan 14, 2004

Dean Newson Sr., 90, of Richland passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004 at his residence. Services will be 11 a.m. today at St. John Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Kelley officiating. Interment will follow at Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Jan 17, 2004

  • Social Security Death Index: LEONARD D NEWSON 24 Sep 1913 14 Jan 2004 (V) 76681 (Richland, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 513-09-0453 Kansas


Imogene (Terry) Ray
Jan 23, 1922 - Jan 16, 2004

Imogene Terry Ray, born Jan. 23, 1922 in Corsicana to J.W. and Vada Terry, went to her eternal home on Jan. 16, 2004 at Navarro Regional Hospital after a lengthy stay.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Ford Terry and Elbert Terry, and sisters Audie Harmon and Loree Patrick. Her living siblings are Bill and Marvin Terry, Betty Calloway, Sue Steele and Patsy Smith. Her husband of 46 years, James Allison Ray, and three of their children, James Alison Ray Jr., Linda Louise Rouse and Paul Gene Ray all preceded her in death as did a grandchild, Tommye Ray and a great-grandchild, Daniel Steeley.

Her surviving family members are: two children, Virginia Terry Farmer of Corsicana and Bobby David Ray of Wortham; two sons-in-law, Frankie Rouse and Andrew Farmer; a daughter-in-law, Sherry Ray. She has 10 living grandchildren: Alison Terry Humann, Shannon Rouse, Pam Rouse, Eric Ray, Darrell Ray, Lance Ray, Bobby W. Ray, Allen Ray, Becky DeMoney and Stacie Gene Ray; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Ray was a wife, mother and homemaker, first and foremost. She spent about 13 years working for Hagger Slacks and Adams Hat Factory. She was retired in 1980 from the State School in Mexia as a Med Aide and House parent.

She enjoyed church activities and sharing her musical talent with family and friends. She played piano and traveled as a volunteer for 12 years with the Symphony Band from Mexia's First Baptist Church as long as she was able to travel. She had moved from Mexia and made her home in Corsicana May 2002 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village where she enjoyed and appreciated all those who (so lovingly) helped her with her medical needs and made many new friends.

Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Wesley United Methodist Church pastor Rev. Teri Hildebrand and the Rev. Alsion Humann of Community Chapel will lead the services. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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John B. Vickery
Jul 22, 1912 - Jan 17, 2004

John B. Vickery, 91, of Hubbard passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004 at a Hubbard nursing facility.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Irvin and the Rev. Bill Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

John was born July 22, 1912 at Four Corners near Dawson but lived most all of his life in Hubbard. He was the last surviving child of nine children born to Jessie and Maggie Martin Vickery. John attended school in Hubbard and was a lifelong farmer and rancher in the Hubbard area.

He was preceded in death by his eight siblings: Con Vickery, Troy Vickery, R.C. "Bill" Vickery, Mary Knight, Joe Vickery, Ellen Vickery, Ruth Vickery and Marie Svadlenak.

John is survived by his wife, Mamie Vardeman Vickery of Hubbard; daughter, Barbara Prue and husband Don of Hubbard; son, Johnny Vickery and wife Pat of Hubbard; grandchildren, Tracie Anderson and husband Keven of Hubbard, Trecia Woodall and husband Kevin of Carthage, Melanie Patterson and husband David of McGregor, and Crystal Anderson an husband Chris of Waco; and great-grandchildren, Bailee, Conner and Mikayla; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Keven Anderson, Kevin Woodall, David Patterson, Chris Anderson, Thomas Walker and Odis Dean Anderson.

The family requests that memorials be made to Providence Hospice, 107 E. Palestine, Mexia, TX 76667.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Elise (Washburn) Bowman-McDowell
Jul 26, 1912 - Jan 17, 2004

Elise McDowell

Elise McDowell, 91, of Kerens passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004 at Kerens Care Center.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jimmie Phillips, Ira Nay Frost, Tom Washburn, Paul White, Frank Masqusda, and Frank Berton Washburn.

Mrs. McDowell was born July 26, 1912 in Kerens. She worked 40 years for Texas Power & Light as assistant manager for the Kerens office, and worked 20 years for Tillman Reed.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Charlie Bowman and Gid McDowell; and brother, Tom Berton Washburn.

Mrs. McDowell is survived by three sisters, Shirley Ferrell of Corpus Christi, Hattie Mitchell of Balch Springs and Dovie Washburn of Kerens; a number of nieces and nephews; and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Missionary Fund or to the Kerens Cemetery Road Fund.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Jan 19, 2004

  • Her maiden name was Washburn not Berton. She was married to Gid  McDowell who is buried at Prairie Point. Elise was married to my Uncle Charlie Bowman, who is buried in the Kerens Cemetery. ....Peggy Airheart

Meland B. Campbell

Meland B. Campbell, 87, a resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, October 11, 2003. She is survived by her sons, Michael Campbell and wife Linda of Albuquerque, and Leslie Campbell and wife Nancy of Tempe, AZ; step-sons, Ilo G. Campbell and wife Purificacion of Arlington, MA and Jerry Campbell and wife Barbara of Edmond, OK; grandchildren, Jaime Campbell of Albuquerque, Jodi Ward and husband Eric of Fort Mead, MD, and Alexander Pegues of Albuquerque; and 2 great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Helen Ward; and former daughter-in-law Ann McGarrah. She is preceded in death by her husband Ilo Campbell and her great granddaughter Laura Ward. Meland was born and raised in Corsicana Texas. She attended and graduated from North Texas State University in Denton, Texas. Following graduation Meland held various positions in the federal government, working in Washington, DC, Cincinnati, Oklahoma City and Amarillo, Texas. Meland and Ilo were married in Amarillo, Texas on July 30, 1950. They moved to Albuquerque in 1954. Meland returned to the workforce in 1959, as office manager for the orthodontic group of Dr. Bleuher, King and Lutz, retiring in 1976. Memorial mass will be held at St. Peters Holy Catholic Church Anglican Rite, 8100 Eubank (Paseo at Eubank) on Tuesday, October 14, 2003, at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to one of the following: St. Peters, 8100 Eubank, Albuquerque Presbyterian Hospice, 8100 Constitution Pl. NE, Suite 400, 87110 or Gould Farm, 100 Gould Road, Montery, MA 01245. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500

Notes:

  • Albuquerque Journal - October 12, 2003


Vernon Gowans
Feb 28, 1916 - Apr 18, 1990

Vernon Gowans, 74, of Corsicana, died May 30, 1990 at his residence.

Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Curry officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery.  Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Feb. 28, 1916 in Ellis County.  He was retired from Tom's Foods.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann L. Gowans on April 18, 1990.

Survivors include one son, Maurice Gowans; three sisters, Catherine Mitchell, Virgie Lee Ewey and Josephine Johnson; four brothers, Clarence Gowans, Leon Gowans, Steve Gowans and Roger Gowans; a host of other relatives.

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Jack White
Jul 4, 1921 - May 30, 1990

Jack White, 68, of Dallas, died May 30, 1990, in the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Waco.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr. David Hale officiating.  Military graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.

He was born July 4, 1921, in Richland and had lived in Dallas since 1961.  He was a retired butcher and a member of the Baptist Church.  He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving in Scotland, England, North Africa, Sicily, France, Belgium and Germany.  He received the Silver Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Citation, American Defense, Good Conduct Medal and EAME Campaign Ribbon with five Bronze Stars.

He is survived by his wife, Mattie White of Dallas; two sisters, Jo Lee Hogan of Longview, and Margie Weatherford of Tyler; one aunt, Mrs. G. S. Sullivan of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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William Joe Reagan

William Reagan

William Joe Reagan, 61, of Mustang, died May 31, 1990 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Bazette Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Baggett officiating.  Burial will follow in Bazette Baptist Cemetery.  Paschal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Reagan of Mustang; on son, Bobby Reagan of Corsicana; one daughter, Debbie Crocker of Roane; one brother, Jimmy Reagan of Kerens; four grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Lester Walker, Ronny Reagan, George Reagan, Paul Holloway, Glynn Albritton and Dewayne Jordan.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, June 1, 1990, pg 3a

  • TXDI: Reagan William Jo 05-31-1990 NAVARRO Male


Raymond Leon Coffey
Nov 16, 1925 - May 31, 1990

Raymond L. Coffey

Raymond Leon Coffey, 64, of Rice, died May 31, 1990, at the Ennis Care Center.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Gary Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in the New Chatfield Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

He was a member of the first Pentecostal Church of God and was a veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Rita Coffey of Rice; three brothers, Leeroy Coffey of Brownsboro, and George Coffey and Harvey Coffey, both of Chatfield; and five sisters, Gladys Ogburn of Roane, Willie Mae Pierce of Ennis, and Birtie Dickerson, Mary Garza and Carolyn Horn, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Ogburn, Jim Coffey, Roy Coffey, Steve Dickerson, Bill Coffey and Troy Lynn Pierce.

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Donna Lois Gideon 

Donna L. Gideon

Donna Lois Gideon, 69, of Corsicana, died June 2, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with Houston C. Sheppard officiating.  Burial will be in Pattison Cemetery.

She is survived by her uncle, Joe Sheppard of Stephenville, and a number of cousins.

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Newell Wayne Owen
Apr 18, 1931 - Jun 2, 1990

Newell Owen

Newell Owen, 59, of Corsicana, died June 2, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, with Rev. Calvin Frances officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Owen; a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Sandra Owen of Ennis; a son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Tammy Owen of Corsicana; a son, Tim Owen of Corsicana; a daughter and son-in-law, Ginger and Emory Perry of Irving; a daughter, Jana Owen of Houston; three grandchildren; his mother, Ruby Sewell of Corsicana; two brothers, Durwood Owen of Midland and Ronny Owen of San Antonio; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun

  • SSDI: NEWELL W OWEN 18 Apr 1931 02 Jun 1990 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 452-46-5035 Texas

  • TXDI: Owen Newell Wayne 06-02-1990 NAVARRO M


Ida Elizabeth (UNKNOWN) Tipton
Abt 1878 - Apr 1946

Funeral Rites For Mrs. Ida Elizabeth Tipton Held Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Elizabeth Tipton, aged 68 years, who died Friday noon, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.  The rites were conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Mrs. Tipton was reared at Purdon and resided in Corsicana since 1928.

Surviving are a son, W. H. Tipton, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Jewell McDonald, Corsicana, and Mrs. L. S. Lee, Grand Prairie; three grandchildren, Miss Jewelldean McDonald, Mrs. Peggie Jean Schafranka and 1st Sgt. L. S. Lee, Jr. U.S. Army, Tokyo; one great-grandchild, and two sisters, and Mrs. Ada Merrell, El Paso.

Pallbearers were Homer Merrell, Parham Tipton, Allmon Ellis, Quinn Harrison, Lonnie Bean, Nelson Ellis, and John S. Topton.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun, Monday, Apr 8, 1946, pg 2

  • Dresden Cemetery; Section L. (pg 52)

  • Wife of William E. Tipton


Marshall "Marty" Fletcher

1/19/2004 Deceased man found in rest area

By LOYD COOK/Daily Sun Staff

A deceased man was found in his vehicle at a rest area on Interstate 45 Saturday afternoon, according to law enforcement officials.

Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin January discovered Marshall "Marty" Fletcher, 45, of Amarillo in his Ford F-150 pickup at the rest area on the northbound side of I-45 near the 216 mile marker, Navarro County Sheriff's Office Deputy Justin Lewis said . That area is between Streetman and Richland on the interstate.

Fletcher was found locked inside his truck and indications at the scene lead officials to believe he pulled into the rest area to take a nap. Officials said Fletcher was returning home from M.D. Andersen Hospital in Houston, where a family member is receiving treatment.

Justice of the Peace Judge Bob McQuary performed the inquest at the scene and ordered Fletcher's remains sent to the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas for an autopsy -- a standard procedure given Fletcher's age and the fact that his death was unattended.

Officials are treating the death as being of unknown causes, pending results of the autopsy.

Lewis said sheriff's office dispatchers first received the call at about 4:15 p.m. Saturday. Trooper January secured the scene until Lewis arrived. NCSO Det. Todd Henkel, the on-call investigator this past weekend, is in charge of the investigation, Lewis said.

Officials were unsure how long Fletcher's vehicle had been parked at the rest area.

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Ray Cornelius

Ray Cornelius, 86, of Kerens was called to his heavenly home Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, just in time for gardening season, his favorite time of the year.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson and the Rev. Michael Bedard officiating. Interment will follow at Mulberry Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Martin Beggs, Norman Beggs, Steve Beggs, Kevin Hamby, Tanner Beggs, Donnie Trull, Kelly Trull and John Ball.

Mr. Cornelius was born June 29, 1917, in Mount Calm. He was a member of Calvary Worship Center in Corsicana.

He was preceded to heaven by his first wife, Emma Lee (Lipsey) Cornelius; and son-in-law, Bill Hamby.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Cornelius of Kerens; daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Houston Bowren of Midlothian; daughter, Joyce Hamby of Ravenna; stepdaughter, Debra Ball of Bazette; stepsons, Donald Trull of Campbellsburg, Ky., James Trull of Midland, Ricky Trull of Bazette and Randy Trull of Corsicana; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a big host of friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Kathryn Gladys (Burgess) Surber

Gladys Burgess Surber, 98, of Lone Star passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, in Lone Star.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Peter Kolb officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Surber was born July 28, 1905, in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund Miller Surber; and son, Edmund Burgess Surber.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, David and Carolyn Surber of Lone Star and Newton and Loretta Surber of Longview; grandsons, Steve Lee Surber and Shawn David Surber, both of Hattiesburg, Miss., Chad Edmund Surber of Water Valley, Miss., Robert Clayton Surber and Brian Keith Surber, both of Longview, Edmund Surber of Paris, Texas, and Joel P. Surber of Nashville, Tenn.; granddaughter, Kathryn Ailine Caywood of Montgomery, Ala.; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

Services for Kathryn Gladys Surber, 98, of Lone Star are pending with Corley Funeral Home. Ms. Surber passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2004 in Lone Star - Corsicana Daily Sun Jan 20, 2004


Juanita (Bates) Dixon

Juanita Dixon

Juanita Dixon, 90, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2004 at Twilight Home of Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Alexander and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be Navarro Regional Hospital Auxiliary.

Mrs. Dixon was born Sept. 23, 1913 in Waco to John and Jenny (Evens) Bates. She was a bookkeeper for Foley's Department Store for many years. She was a member of First Methodist Church and belonged to the Navarro Regional Hospital Auxiliary and the M.D. Anderson Hospital Auxiliary in Houston. She was a member of Eastern Star since 1946.

Survivors include husband Quinton Dixon of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Charles Kemp Beckham

Charles Kemp Beckham, 85, of Conroe passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2004 in Conroe.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Bob Berry officiating.

Mr. Beckham was born Sept. 11, 1918 in Emhouse. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks Association. He was a former member of Northside Baptist Church, and was a member of the Cook Spring Baptist Church. He was a graduate of the Emhouse High School.

He was preceded in death by parents John Marvin and Lola Mae Beckham; wives Mildred and Billie Beckham; son David Kemp Beckham; brother Marvin Beckham; and sister, Evelyn Luther.

Survivors include sons Dee Wayne Beckham and wife Marilyn of Huntsville and Johnny C. Beckham of Waco; daughters Sandra Ignatoff and husband Jay of Spring, Becky Kidwell and husband Pete of Willis and Mary Ann House and husband Willis of Somerville; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters Margie Alexander and Ann Conner, both of Waco, and Geneva Schmidt of Davidson, N.C.; brother H.C. Beckham of Cortez, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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LEROY JOHNSON

1924-2004

Leroy Johnson, age 79, of Pensacola passed away on January 7, 2004 surrounded by family and friends after battling heart disease for many years. He was a member of the Leonard Street Church of Christ.

Mr. Johnson bravely served his country in World War II and the Korean Conflict in both the Air Force and the Navy from 1941-1946. He retired from the Armstrong Cork Company in 1978.

Preceding him in death was his father, Lit Johnson and his mother, Effie Hill, two brothers, Howard Johnson and Alvin Johnson and his great grandson, Christopher Rikke.

Mr. Johnson is lovingly remembered by his his wife of 58 years, Mildred V. Johnson; six children, Shirley Johnson, Mike (Barbara) Johnson, Marilyn Whitehead, Carolyn (Jim) Peal, Myra (Andrew) Sumrall and Howard (Vicki) Johnson. He leaves his sister, Louetta Dockery of Corsicana, TX; brother, Thomas Hill of Kerens, TX; a very special friend, Frances Garrett; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.

Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Brantley Johnson, Andrew Sumrall, IV, Marcus Dewberry, Russell Phillips, Kent Thames and Russell Thames, Jason Wells.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Mack, Bud Percell, Joe Rigby, W.C. Rayburn, Brian McCown, Joe Renne.

Family visitation will be Friday, January 9, 2004 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, Cantonment.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 10, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the Leonard Street Church of Christ with Bro. John Gaines, officiating.

Interment will follow at Eastern Gate Cemetery, Nine Mile Road.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, Cantonment, is in charge of arrangements

 


Elmer Lewis French

Services for Elmer Lewis French, 95, of Fairfield are pending with Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield. Mr. French died at his home Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004.

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Robert Bernard Sheppard

Robert B. "Doots" Sheppard

Robert B. "Doots" Sheppard, 80, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at Heritage Oaks West.

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

Graveside services will 2 p.m. Friday at Resthaven Memorial Park with Brother Grady Cashion officiating.

Mr. Sheppard was born Dec. 20, 1923, in Blooming Grove to Owen and Addie (Green) Sheppard. He served in World War II in the United States Navy. He was in the banking business since the age of 17 where he started at First State Bank of Blooming Grove, and retired in 1981 from Navarro Savings and Loan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Henry and Earl Sheppard.

Survivors include his wife, Jimmie Sheppard of Corsicana; brother, Houston Sheppard of Dallas; sisters, Lena Reames of Blooming Grove and Mable Groschke of Lancaster; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove, 208 S. Kerr St., Blooming Grove, TX 76626.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Edgar Lee

Edgar Lee, 76, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at his residence. Viewing will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Scott Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Scott Funeral Chapel with Minister Jimmie Lee officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Chester Caldwell

Chester Caldwell, 72, a retired truck driver, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at a local nursing home. Graveside service: 12 p.m. Friday in D-FW National Cemetery.

Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rev's Funeral Parlor.

Chester Caldwell was born June 27, 1931, in Corsicana.

Survivors: Daughters, Parriette and Lorriette Caldwell; brothers, Charles Caldwell (Bobbie) and Leon Caldwell (Elzida); sister, Margie Caldwell Shelton; and granddaughter, Chloe Caldwell.

Notes:

  • Fort Worth Star Telegram, 7 January 2004
  • Submitted by Don Brownlee

Colleen Hartline Cummings

CUMMINGS, COLLEEN HARTLINE was born June 27, 1925 in Corsicana, Texas and passed away January 20, 2004 in Dallas, Texas. Preceded in death by Bill Hartline. She is survived by her husband, William Cummings; children, Suzanne Armstrong and Greg Hartline; step-children, Vickie Koelemay, Peggy Hinson, Tim Cummings; grandchildren, Kyle and Cameron Mohon, Brenna Johnson, Sarah Hartline along with nine extended family grandchildren and several other loving family members and friends. Colleen was an active member of First Baptist Church of Dallas for 56 years and served numerous years as superintendent of Sunday School. Services will be 11:30 a.m., Friday, January 23, 2004 at Restland Wildwood Chapel. Interment Restland Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 22, 2004 at Restland Funeral Home. Restland 972-238- 7111

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News, 22 January 2004
  • Submitted by Don Brownlee

Whittie Russell

WHITTIE RUSSELL, JR., 72 of Dallas, died December 29, 2003 in Dallas. Funeral Services will be Saturday at The Church of The Living God, 3636 Sunnyvale, Dallas at 11:00 A.M., Elder Joel Black, Pastor and Elder Fred Russell, Officiant. Burial will follow in the Elm Flat Cemetery, Powell, Texas.

He was born July 13, 1931 in Angus, Texas and attended school at Justin in Richland, Texas. He retired from Dr. Pepper Company as a machine operator. Survivors are: wife, Clotiel Russell; 2 grandchildren. Charles and Clotiel Jones; sister, Imogene Evans, 2 brothers, Elder Fred Russell Russell and Harvey Russell all of Dallas, aunt, Annie Mae Russell of Calif. mother-in-law, Bessie N. Bryant of Powell, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by: Scott Funeral Home 1001 Dr. M.L.King Blvd. Corsicana, TX 75110 903-874-3789

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News, 2 January 2004
  • Submitted by Don Brownlee

Mrs. Harry U. Crissman

CRISSMAN, MRS. HARRY U. Born on June 18, 1919 in Corsicana, TX and passed away on December 29, 2003 in her home in Dallas. Survived by her husband, Harry Crissman; daughters: Harriet Myrick and husband, Keith and Mary Hudnall and husband, Ron; 3 grandchildren: Rev. John P. Feagins and wife, Makrina and their children, David Abraham and Victor Emmanuel; Tom S. Feagins; Katie Hudnall and her son, Blake Christian; step-grandchildren: Scott Hudnall and wife, Sherri-Lynne; Elizabeth Dieppa and husband, Armando and their children, Paul Ron Castillo and Gabriella Alexis Dieppa. Family will receive friends from 6-8:00 PM on Thursday, January 1, 2004 at Restland Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 2, 2004 at First Presbyterian Church of Dallas. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 2, 2004 at Restland Memorial Park, section C, lot 11, block H. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Children's Department. Restland 972-238-7111

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News, 1 January 2004
  • Submitted by Don Brownlee

Berniece Plemons

Funeral services for Berniece Plemons, 83, of Silsbee will be 10:00 a.m. Monday January 12, 2004 at Farmer Funeral Home Chapel in Silsbee with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Beaumont. Mrs. Plemons died January 10, 2004 at Silsbee Convalescent Center. She was a native of Corsicana, Texas and a lifetime resident of Silsbee. Mrs. Plemons was a homemaker. Survivors include daughter Gwendolyn Jo Plemons of Beaumont and daughter and son-in-law Rhonda and Robert McNeil of Silsbee; grandchildren Justin Tauzin, Quentin McNeil and Tracin McNeil all of Silsbee.

Notes:

  • Beaumont Enterprise, 12 January 2004
  • Submitted by Don Brownlee

Walter Reese

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in True Church of God in Christ with E.L. Demerson, superintendent, and Jeff Riles, elder, officiating. Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors.

Mr. Reese was born April 29, 1930, in Corsicana to Robert and Etta Forney Reese. He attended Dallas schools and had been a Clarendon resident most of his adult life. He married Bobbie Jean Gardner on Aug. 25, 1950, in Clarendon. He worked for Fort Worth & Denver/Burlington Northern Railroad for more than 30 years before his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his wife, and a son, Keith Reese.Survivors include three sons, Walter Reese Jr. of Clarendon, Bennie Reese of Waxahachie and Kenneth Reese of Dallas; a daughter, Margaret Jackson of Mississippi; two sisters, Erma Lee Scott of California and Lou Ethel Wilson of Illinois; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Amarillo Globe News, 14 December 2003CLARENDON - Walter Reese, 73, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, in Amarillo.
  • Submitted by Don Brownlee

Lora Gay (Galloway) McKeown

Lora Gay McKeown

Services for Lora Gay McKeown, 68, of Diboll, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday in the Family Funeral Care Chapel with Rev. Paul Mettlen officiating. Interment will follow in the Prairie Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. McKeown was born August 9, 1935, in Corsicana, Texas, the daughter of Minnie (Shirey) and Marion Galloway; and she died Thursday, January 15, 2004, in a Diboll nursing home.

Mrs. McKeown had previously been employed as a nurse's aide for more than 15 years. She was also a homemaker and a beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Mrs. McKeown had resided in Diboll for the past three years. Survivors include her daughters, Brenda Burns, Joy

Butterbaugh, both of Diboll, Lorrie Swarnes of Missouri, and Norma Scrogham of Port Arthur; brother, John Galloway of Shepherd; sixteen grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Mrs. McKeown's grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday evening at the Family Funeral Care funeral home.

Family Funeral Care of Lufkin, directors.

Notes:

  • Lufkin Daily News, 17 January 2004
  • Submitted by Don Brownlee

Dorothy Jean (Hunt) Slayden

DOROTHY JEAN SLAYDEN, age 89, of Little Rock died Jan. 4, 2004, in Conway. Born May 23, 1914, in Corsicana, Texas, to Dr. John Thomas Hunt and Irene Hopkins Hunt. She was atalented homemaker, a devoted wife and a loving mother.

Dorothy Jean was a faithful, devout Christian and a member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church since 1948. She was a dedicated member of the Butler Sunday school class. She shared her gifts and service as a Children's Division teacher, a pianist, an administrative leader, a member of the Society of St. Steven and the United Methodist Women.

Her husband of 57 years, Neil M. Slayden; a daughter, Janeil Wright; a brother, John T. Hunt; and her parents preceded her in death.

A daughter, Irene Clark and husband James of Conway; two sons, Joseph N. Slayden and wife Pat of Hot Springs, Preston H. Slayden and wife Karen of Maumelle; four grandsons, Jimmy and Kenneth Clark, Jonathan and Todd Slayden; two great- grandsons, Dax and Cole Clark survive her.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at Ruebel Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at Ruebel one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Gracelawn Cemetery in Tuckerman, Ark. Memorials may be made to Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church.

Notes:

  • Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 5 January 2004
  • Submitted by Don Brownlee

Charles Joseph 'Chuck' Naughtin
Mar 19, 1940 - Jan 22, 2004

Charles Joseph "Chuck" Naughtin, 63, of Richland passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at his home after a long illness.

He was born March 19, 1940, in Juneau County, Wisc., the son of James and Margaret (Scully) Naughtin. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Charles was the owner/operator of Naughtin's Lawn Service and had lived in the Corsicana area since 1975.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his brother, Bob Naughtin of Richland; two sisters, Eileen Walker (Gary) and Margaret Hinrichs of Las Vegas, Nev.; four stepchildren, Penny Stowe (Donald) of Richland, Thomas Naughtin of Las Vegas, Nev., Laura Starkey and Lonnie Crosslin of Willis; six step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rosary services were held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. today at Richland Cemetery with Father Danilo Ramos officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Cedar Lake in Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Billie D. Travis

Billie D. Travis, 79, of Lancaster passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004 at her residence. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery with Brother Gary Morgan officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ezra Lear Beck

Ezra Lear Beck, 99, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at 13th Avenue Christian Church, 817 E. 13th Ave., with the Rev. L.B. Crowder officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Thelma (Montgomery) Matthews
Apr 30, 1921 - Jan 23, 2004

Thelma Montgomery Matthews, 82, of Corsicana went to receive her heavenly reward Friday, Jan. 23, 2004.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Central United Methodist Church with Rev. Nancy Schusler officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Mrs. Matthews was born Thelma Fay Montgomery on April 30, 1921 in Concord to Travis and Mamie Montgomery. Her life revolved around her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her family and many friends. "And her children shall rise up and called her blessed." She and her late husband Dewey owned and operated the Cen-Tex Oxygen and Supply for many years. She was a member of the Central United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Davidson Matthews, daughter Beverly Ann Matthews, parents Travis and Mamie Montgomery, sister Eula Montgomery and brother, Seth Montgomery.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law Ronnie and Xina Matthews of Corsicana and Montgomery and Molly Matthews of Plano; daughters and sons-in-law Karol and Tom White of Freeland, Wash., Kimberly and Mark Mear of Austin and Kelly and Brad King of Sisters, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters Nell Marshall of Beeville, Mary Bruton and husband Woodrow of Corsicana and Martha Frisby and husband Bob of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law D.W. Montgomery and Gene of Victoria; and other numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 3200 NECR 0092, Corsicana, TX 75109.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Charlotte Leola Colwell (Nano)

Charlotte Leola Colwell (Nano), 89, of Heritage Oaks West, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 23 with her family at her bedside. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be officiated by B. F. Risinger Jr. of the First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Colwell graduated from LaVega High School in Waco and raised in Corsicana for the past 20 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Remie J. Colwell and son-in-law Lamon D. Long. Mrs. Colwell is survived by her three children: Shirley Long of Barry, Jeanne McLary and husband Tom of Albuquerque and John L. Colwell of Saginaw. She is also survived by her sister Hazel (Mrs. Gillurt) Colwell of Flower Mound, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, donations to the First Baptist Church in Corsicana will be appreciated.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Long, Matthew Long, Steven Long, David Long, Peter Peterson and Tom McLarty.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Charles Devore Martin
May 3, 1920 - Jan 23, 2004

Charles Devore Martin, 83, of Frost passed away Jan. 23, 2004 at Heritage Oaks West Corsicana.

Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with Rev. Nancy Schusler officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bob Blake, Clifford Williams, Buddy Ross, Joe Parum, Billy Hargrove, Alex Flores and Jimmy Mitchell.

Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren Kate Marie Howell, Margaret Adele Martin, Robert Clay Martin, Jeremy Caleb Martin and Joshua Irvin Martin.

Mr. Martin was born May 3, 1920 in Ranger. He had a BS and MS in agriculture from Texas Tech University. He served in the World War II Army Air Corps as a glider pilot in the European Theater. He taught vocational agriculture at Frost High School. He engaged in farming in the Frost area and was an active member of the Frost United Methodist Church since 1951. He married wife Louise McCarter Martin Oct. 30, 1942.

He was preceded in death by his parent, W. A. and Edna Martin and his sister, Marie Martin Huret.

Survivors include wife Louise McCarter Martin of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law Robert Charles and Kathleen Martin of Edna and Guy Ronald and Theresa Martin of Frost; grandchildren Kate Marie and Session Howell of Helotes, Margaret Adele Martin of Universal City, Robert Clay and Meredith Martin of Edna, Jeremy Caleb and Amanda Martin of Frost and Joshua Irvin Martin of Frost.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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