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Jack C. Pyle

Longview News Journal 5 February 2004

KILGORE Services for Jack C. Pyle, 84, of Kilgore will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Kilgore with the Rev. Riley Pippen officiating. Burial will follow in Rosewood Park Cemetery in Longview. Mr. Pyle died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, in Plano.
Mr. Pyle, the youngest of three sons of H.L. and Ernest Pyle, was born Oct. 27, 1919, in Corsicana. Upon his discharge from the U.S. Army, Jack established Jack's Auto Parts in Kilgore, which he owned and operated for more than 50 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Sarah E. Pyle, in 2001.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Jack C. Pyle Jr. and Elizabeth Pyle of Longview and Robert G. and Jodi Pyle of Allen; and one grandson, Seth Pyle of Longview.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today, Feb. 5, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Greater Dallas Chapter, Alzheimer's Association, 7610 N. Stemmons, Suite 600, Dallas, TX 75247-4228, (800) 515-8201.


Lora Gay (Galloway) McKeown

Lora Gay McKeown

Lufkin Daily News 18 January 2004

Services for Lora Gay McKeown, 68, of Diboll, will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, in the Family Funeral Care Chapel with Rev. Paul Mettlen officiating. Interment will follow in the Prairie Grove Cemetery.
McKeown was born Aug. 9, 1935, in Corsicana and died Thursday, January 15, 2004, at a Diboll nursing home. She had previously been employed as a nurse's aide.
Survivors: daughters, Brenda Burns, Joy Butterbaugh, Lorrie Swarnes, Norma Scrogham; brother, John Galloway; as well as numerous relatives and friends.
Family Funeral Care of Lufkin, directors.

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  • I assume this is a Prairie Grove Cemetery in Lufkin and not the one at Emmett in Navarro County.  ...elw

Brenda Kay (Stouffe) Stewart 

PALMYRA -- Brenda Kay Stewart, 34, of Corsicana, Texas, formerly of Palmyra, died Tuesday in Corsicana. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Stults-Neece Funeral Home, Palmyra. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. 
Surviving are two sons, Benjamin F. and Brandon W. of Corsicana, Texas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stouffe of Corsicana, Texas; grandmother, Mrs. Viola Stouffe of Palmyra; one sister, Tonda Sue Stouffe of Jacksonville; and one brother, Harold Stouffe of Lancaster, Texas.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

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  • TXDI:  Stewart Brenda Kay 19870922 NAVARRO female

Howard Franklin Stewart

PALMYRA -- Howard Franklin "Frankie" Stewart, 37, of Corsicana, Texas, formerly of Palmyra died Tuesday in Corsicana, Texas. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Stults Neece Funeral Home, Palmyra, with burial in Girard Cemetery in Girard. 
Surviving are two sons, Benjamin and Walker, both of Corsicana, Texas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stewart of Girard; and two sisters, Mary Weber of Le Roy and Bonnie Waters of Palmyra.   - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)  September 25, 1987

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  • TXDI:  Stewart Howard Franklin 19870922 NAVARRO male

Robert Marion Watson

Robert Watson

ODESSA _ Robert ``Bob'' M. Watson, 83, a retired postal worker, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997, at Heritage Oaks Nursing Home in Corsicana.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors with the Rev. Dr. David Mindel officiating. Burial will be at Ector County Cemetery.
He was born in Odessa and was a member of the First Christian Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Elba Watson of Corsicana; son, William Kyle Watson of Balmorhea; daughters, Colene Frost of Odessa; Charlotte Collie of Harlingen; Marion Lou Cook of Corsicana; sister, Alline Reed of Upland, Calif.; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.


James Zugg

ODESSA -- James Roy Zugg Sr., 74, of Odessa, died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, at his residence.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Mark Riley officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Crow, and moved to Odessa in 1937 from Corsicana. He was a World War II veteran. He was as a Baptist.
Survivors: Wife, Rose Zugg of Odessa; sons, James Zugg Jr. and Cavin Wayne Zugg, both of Odessa; daughter, Deborah Cook of Odessa; brothers, Willie Jacob ``Jake'' Zugg of Midland, P.V. Zugg of Cairo, Egypt; sister, Addie Petty of Odessa; and six grandchildren.


John A. Morse

PITTSBURG - Services for John A. Morse, 84, of Pittsburg will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. with graveside services at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Mr. Morse died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at East Texas Medical Center in Pittsburg. He was born June 17, 1913, in Union County, Miss. He had resided in Pittsburg since 1980, having moved from Lake Whitney. Mr. Morse, a member of Laguna Park Baptist Church in Laguna Park, was a retired boilermaker superintendent and was associated with the International Boilermakers Union Local 531 for 57 years. Mr. Morse was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Morse, on Aug. 4, 1982; his father, John Wesley Morse; his mother, Smantha Anne Hazelrig Morse; a son, Billy Alton Morse; and a granddaughter, Sheryl Morse. He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Johnny and Noretta Morse and Gerald Morse, all of Pittsburg; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grand-children. Mr. Morse's grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation is 7-9 this evening at the funeral home.
[Published May 29, 1998]


Alma Kate (Conn) Williams

Alma Williams

BARRY, Texas — The funeral for Alma Kate “Katie” Williams, 74, formerly of Carlsbad, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home in Carlsbad, with James McCormick officiating.
Burial will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Jones, Don Eckland, Bret Jones and Cody Jones.
Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. today at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.
Mrs. Williams died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2000, at Navarro Regional Medical Center in Corsicana, Texas.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alma Kate “Katie” Williams was born Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1925, in Hurley to George “Emzy” and Myrtle Rogers Conn. She attended high school, in Hope and one year at State Teacher’s College in Silver City. She married Curtis Allen Teel on June 25, 1944. She married Alvis Earl Williams on Nov. 17, 1961. She worked as a legal secretary for the Carlsbad Irrigation District from 1959 to 1982. She was a member of Oasis Christian Fellowship, and later Abundant Life Fellowship after moving to Texas in 1998.
Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two brothers, Robert and Leonard Conn; three sisters, Jessie Koch, Virginia Mary “Vergie” Conn and Nina Turley; and a daughter, Lela Jane Teel on Feb. 5, 1967.
She is survived by two daughters, Roma Teel Eckland of Mount Vernon, Ken., and Colleen Teel Jones of Barry Texas; two sisters, Mayme Earl of Gridley, Calif., and Edna Mae Howard of Idaho Falls, Idaho; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Tennie A. (Lowe) Hamilton-Seay

Tennie A. Hamilton-Seay

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 1999, in Forest Avenue Baptist Church in Redmond for Tennie A. Hamilton-Seay, who died May 10 of cancer at age 86.
Mrs. Hamilton-Seay was born March 21, 1913, in Corsicana, Texas. Her maiden name was Lowe. In 1965, she moved to Washington, in 1975 to Newberg and in 1995 to Redmond. She overcame disabilities from polio -- contracted as a young child -- and worked as a cook and certified nursing assistant in Texas nursing homes. She was a member of Chehalem Valley Baptist Church and later Forest Avenue Baptist Church. Her two husbands, Wilbern Hamilton and Aaron Seay, died earlier.
Survivors include her daughters, Wanda Westbrook and Jerene Webb, both of Redmond; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Private interment will be in Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery near Redmond. The family suggests remembrances to the Hospice of Redmond & Sisters in Redmond. Arrangements are by Autumn Funerals of Redmond.


Marjorie (Swearingen) Odom

Marjorie  Odom

SAN ANGELO -- Marjorie E. Odom, 85, of San Angelo, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, in San Angelo.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Robert Massie Riverside Chapel with the Rev. G.I. Norris officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa. Arrangements by Robert Massie Funeral Home.
She was born in Corsicana. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Bob E. Blankenship of San Angelo, Alan K. Blankenship of Mesquite; and brother, Thomas Swearingen of Sonoma, Calif.


George A. Sims 

Streetman, Texas
George A. Sims, 86, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Burial will be in Cade Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Jones Sims; two daughters and son-in-laws, Diane and Wiley Garrett, Athens, and Nicole and Charles Mitchell, Hewitt, Texas; three nieces, Sarah Sims Chandler, Dallas, Texas, Virginia Sims White, Waco, Texas, and Patricia Henderson, Fairfield, Texas; three cousins, Aurelia Jane Moore, San Antonia, Texas, Jackie Tyus, Dallas, Texas, and Edna Grace Nichols, Webster, Texas; four grandchildren, Jonathan Garrett and Megan Lane Garrett, both of Athens, Maurie Mitchell and Charles Sim Mitchell, both of Hewitt, Texas; and three great-grandchildren, Sutton Garrett, Regan Garrett and Keaton Garrett.
Pallbearers will be Theo Smith, John B. Massey, Billy Coker, Tommy Bryant, Harris Wilson Milner and Melvin Hedderson. Honorary pallbearers will be Kit McConnico, Jimmy Ross Young, Calvert Allen Carroll, James C. Cooper and Danny Richardson.
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, is in charge of the arrangements.


W. R. (Bubba) Echols

W. R. (Bubba) Echols passed away early Friday morning, October 15, 1999. This was a favorite time of day for him, made even more special as he was surrounded by his family. He had battled emphysema for several years.
Bubba was a rancher, team roper and story teller. Many of his stories came from his large family, which was very important to him. He often told many interesting and humorous stories which are just a part of how he will live forever in our memories.
Bubba lived in Bayfield for many years. He was PTA president and president of Pine River Arena Association. He helped revive and support Bayfield High School girls basketball in ‘69 and the tradition of senior trips. He was instrumental in starting BHS Rodeo and was an influential community supporter for many years even after he moved to New Mexico.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Norma; his daughters Robin Snooks of Bayfield, Sana Echols of Taos NM; Trudy Kremer and Tish Nelson of Bayfield; and his son Colonel Echols of Sioux Falls SD. He has 13 grandchildren, three great- grandchildren (another is on the way), and many nieces and nephews.
Bubba was born in Corsicana TX on May 22, ‘27. He attended new Mexico Military Institute in Roswell and was in the Navy. After serving in the Navy, he went to University of New Mexico and Hardin Simmons College in Abilene TX. He met and married Norma Hughes at Hardin Simmons in ‘50. They moved to Carlsbad NM and ranched there for many years, then moved to Bayfield in ‘65 to help Jack Hughes ranch. He eventually retired to a much smaller ranch in Las Cruces NM. He has led a long and full life, and it is without regret that we send him on to his roping partner in the sky.


Naomi Phillips

CARLSBAD — A funeral for Naomi Phillips, 84, of Avenue A, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hillcrest Baptist Church with the Rev. John Hinze officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park.
Mrs. Phillips died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Naomi E. Phillips was born Sunday, March 28, 1915, to Victor Ney and Ada Viola Smith Crowley in Kerens, Texas. She grew up on a farm located in Elem Flat south of Dallas. She graduated from Kerens High School.
On Sept. 7, 1935, she married Shannon Travis “Shorty” Phillips in Kerens. They moved to Carlsbad in 1938.
She worked for the Carlsbad schools at Edison Elementary, Sunset Elementary and the Mid High as a cafeteria employee from 1949 until she retired in the early 1970s as a supervisor.
Mrs. Phillips was a longtime member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. She and her husband were instrumental in starting both Cavern Baptist Church and Hillview Baptist Church (Standpipe Road Baptist Church).
She was an avid gardener.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 28, 1998.
Survivors include sons, Travis Phillips and Ricky Phillips of Carlsbad; sister, Jean Curts of Clovis, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Billy Weckel, Bill Brooks, Sam Bradley, Jim Callaway, Phil Birks and Richard Fry.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.


Jack Paul

KERRVILLE - Jack C. Paul, 79, of Kerrville died Friday, April 9, 1999, in a San Antonio hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Grimes Funeral Chapels with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
He was born June 23, 1919, in Kerens, grew up in Kerrville, lived in Tyler and Houston and returned to Kerrville in 1997. He was a retired executive director of Texas Association of Business, a member of Kerrville Church of Christ, the Supreme Lodge of SPJST, St. John's Lodge 53 AF&AM, and served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Paul of Kerrville, five daughters, Charlotte White of Dallas, Janet Kervin of Pearland, Donna Grizzaffi of Houston, Susan Gathings of Kerrville and Gayle LeMeilleur of Fort Worth; two sons, Barney Byrne of Houston and Johnny Gathings of Kerrville; 12 grandchildren; and a niece.


Wiley James Grant

Wiley James 'Boogie' Grant, 62, of Streetman passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be noon Thursday at Faith Temple Ministries in Fairfield. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hall Cemetery in Winkler. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Cheryl Ann Duncan

Cheryl Ann Duncan, 48, of Dawson passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at her residence. Cremation with service to be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Betty Earl (Jones) Brooks

Betty Earl Brooks

Betty Earl Brooks, 65, of Silver City passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Younger Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Reid officiating.

Pallbearers will be Michael Brooks, Dusty Brooks, Kyle Petty, Bubba Cottongame, Jimmy Stewart and William Mynor.

Mrs. Brooks was born May 14, 1938, in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Jones.

Survivors include her husband, Willie G. Brooks of Silver City; mother, Louise Jones of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, LuAnn and Steve George of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Rena Bower of Silver City, Kenneth and Jennifer Brooks of Silver City, Don and Glenda Brooks of Purdon and Jerry and Delores Brooks of Palestine; granddaughters, Kylie George of Corsicana and Torie Brooks of Purdon; grandsons, Kyle Petty of Corsicana, Dusty Brooks of Silver City, and Michael Brooks, Garrett Brooks and Matthew Brooks, all of Purdon.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Martha Marie (Lynn) Raines

Martha Marie Raines

Martha Marie Raines, 61, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, surrounded by her family.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Mildred Baptist Church with Brother Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Pennington, Allen Pennington, Bradley Boyte, Emmett "Bubba" Clemons, Chris Smithart, Cody Nelson, Jeff Raines, James Murphy and Steve Michael Pennington.

Martha was born Jan. 3, 1943, in Glasgow, Mo. She lived in Frost a number of years before moving to Corsicana. She was an employee for Wal-Mart for 20 years at the Corsicana location. She valued the time she spent with her family and friends. She loved to travel and do crafts. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell Orville Lynn and Ruby Lynn Poteet; brothers, Richard Russell Lynn and Freddie Orville Lynn; and sister, Patricia Coppock.

Martha is survived by her husband of 38 years, Nathaniel Raines; four children, Dennis Raines and wife Debbie, Marty Stevenson and husband Darrell, Debbie Taylor and husband David, and Robin Stevens and husband Scott; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister, Willie Etta Pennington and husband Sid; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Mildred Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lucille (Tullos) Hester

Lucille T. Hester

Daughter of a Civil War veteran and nearing her 102nd birthday, Lucille T. Hester died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004. She was born March 14, 1902, near Frost to James A. and Lula Tullos.

She proudly told all that her beloved "Papa" was a Confederate soldier who once wrote he had fought from behind every tree from New Orleans to Mansfield, La., but until Lucille was forced to admit her age at her 100th birthday party, she was always "about 39" to her grandchildren.

In 1924, she married James L. Hester. They lived in Corsicana and Austin until Jim's death in 1944. Lucille continued to live in Austin until 1989 when she moved to Harlingen to be near her son and his family.

Lucille is survived by her son, Judge Darrell Hester (Nell) of Harlingen; five grandchildren, Anne Flowers (Jeff) of Weslaco, Lowry Hester (Nancy) of San Antonio, Judy Green (Kelton) of Austin, Ellen Cave of Houston and Barbara Ponder (Dan) of Pasadena; and eight great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive her.

Lucille will be interred beside her Jim in Corsicana. Graveside services will be at noon today at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Doris Marie (Keathley) Moore

Doris Marie Keathley Moore, 85, of Emmett passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be held before service time. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana with Matt Stroder officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Moore, Trey Moore, Clark Moore, Troy Moore, Craig Earp, Kevin Zuehlke and Ronald L. Moore.

Mrs. Moore was born March 1, 1918, in Frost to Quilla Green and Carrie Belle Keathley. After graduating from Frost High School in 1935 and attending CIA in Denton, she married her high school sweetheart, Aldine Moore, June 25, 1937, in Waxahachie. They lived on the family farm near Emmett for all their 66 years of marriage. Doris was a member of Prairie Grove Baptist Church in Emmett and was active in the Ladies Worthwhile Club of Frost. She was a devoted wife and mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Aldine Moore; and sisters, Elsie Lively and Mildred Cox.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Kris and Rita Moore and Carlos and Karen Moore, all of Frost; 11 grandchildren and their spouses, Charla and Troy Moore of Fort Worth, Kristi and Craig Earp of Frost, Clark and Holly Moore of Crawford, Kera and Kevin Zuehlke of Clifton, Cheree Moore of Waco, Jeff Moore of Fort Worth, Mark and Mary Moore of Chandler, Ariz., Trey and Amy Moore of San Antonio, Robyn Moore of Carrollton, and Andrew and Catherine of Frost; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Prairie Grove Baptist Church Youth Fund, 4601 County Road NW4300, Frost, TX 76641.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Thelma Jean (Lewallen) Martin

Thelma Jean Martin

Thelma Jean Martin, 73, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Tony Sanders, Shane Bates, Tony Moreau, Jeremy Spade, John Spade, Jackie Martin, Kenneth Martin and Don Bates. Honorary pallbearers will be Clay Norwood, Robert Miles and Tim Tipton.

Mrs. Martin was born Feb. 20, 1931, in Archer City to Monroe and Rilla Brown Lewallen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Martin in 1990.

Survivors include her daughters, Pattie Joyner and husband Mark of Corsicana, Kathy Spade and husband Jeff of Austin, Sue Moreau and husband Donald of Corsicana and Jean Sanders of Frost; grandchildren, Tony Sanders, Courtney Joyner, Shane Bates, Tony Moreau, Jeremy Spade, John Spade and Caroline Spade; brother and sister-in-law, Vernon and Toni Lewallen of Lubbock; sister, Bonnie Sanders of Odessa; a number of nieces and nephews; and pets, Max, Lucky and Callie.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ashlyn Carden Collier

Ashlyn Carden Collier, infant, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at Ennis Regional Medical Center.

Services will be 4:30 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Bob Webb and the Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brian Jennings and John Mark Stroder.

Survivors include her parents, Paul and Anna Collier of Rice; brother, Jared Collier of Rice; grandparents, John and Sharon Collier of Axtell and Mark and Betsy Stroder of Corsicana; great-grandmothers, Pat Stroder of Emmett and Geraldine Haynie of Corsicana; aunts and uncles, Kathy and Jeremy Herron of Navarro, and Sember Stroder, Zeke Stroder, John Mark Stroder and Adam Stroder, all of Corsicana; and a number of other family members.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Corine Thurman

Corine Thurman, 79, of Kerens passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004 at Kerens Care Center. Services will be 1:30 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Chapel with Pastor Bennie Fox officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Frank Tincher Sr.

Frank Tincher Sr., 72, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

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MSGT, E-8 Frank Tincher Sr.

Frank Tincher Sr., 72, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2004 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randall Evett officiating. Interment will follow Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Tincher, David Nitterauer, Marvin Young, J.D. Young, James Joles, and Jason Joles.

Mr. Tincher entered the U.S. Army in 1949 and served until his retirement in 1971 -- having attained the rank of master sergeant, E-8 -- after 20-plus years of service to his country. He served in different camps and forts in the United States. He served two tours in the Korean War from Oct. 20, 1950 until March 1, 1952. He also served in the Vietnam War for a year. He toured in Germany and Indonesia. Mr. Tincher was well-known as the "Big Man" from Gibson Discount Center. He was the most wonder father, his stories were never ending and always interesting. He will surely be missed. We all love our "Big Daddy"'; we lost a very good man, but heaven has gained another angel.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Tincher; brothers, Jake, Luther and Jesse Tincher; and sisters, Josie Markham and Ruth Lesser.

Mr. Tincher was survived by sons, Frank Tincher Jr. of Bobwhite, W.V., John Tincher of Michigan and Jimmy Tincher of Corsicana; daughters, Ann McCaslin of Kerens, Nancy Wilkinson of Corsicana, Wendi Nitterauer and husband David of Corsicana, and Traci Young and husband Marvin of Mildred; grandchildren, Niki Nitterauer of Corsicana, Coty Young of Mildred, Rosielea Young of Mildred, Kalli Young of Mildred, Tanya McCaslin of Kerens, Kasi McCaslin of Kerens, Candi McCaslin of Kerens, Melynda Cooley of Battlecreek, Mich., Shawna Cooley of Battlecreek, Mich., Sue Cooley of Corsicana, Kyle Tincher of Arizona, Michael Tincher of Virginia, Christy Tincher of Virginia, Bobby Tincher of Virginia, and Preston Nitterauer of Corsicana; great-grandchildren, Whitney McCaslin of Kerens, Skylar O'Connor of Arkansas, Dannie Rene Bryers of Battlecreek, Mich., Faith Waterbury of Battlecreek, Mich., Hanna Waterbury of Battlecreek, Mich., Rozell Harbert of Kerens and Emma Harbert of Kerens; sister, Sissy Dingness of W.V., W.V.; brother, Jackie Tincher of Danville, W.V.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Almetta (Lusk) Dickson
Mar 12, 1945 - Aug 11, 1976

Almetta Dickson

Mrs. Dickson
DAWSON - Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hopewell Baptist Church in Dawson for Mrs. Almetta Dickson, 31, who died Wednesday at the Hubbard Hospital in Hubbard.

The Rev Burnett, pastor, will officiate, and burial will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband, Alfred Dickson of Dawson, four sons, James, Gary, Micheal and Kelvin, all of Dawson, her mother, Mrs. Ethel Allen of Bardwell, her father, Oscar Oliver Lusk of Blooming Grove, a sister, Mrs. Chinessa Erskine of Corsicana; three brothers, Charles Henry Lusk of Bardwell, Willie Lawrence Lusk of Corsicana of Corsicana and Richard Lewis Lusk of Dallas; her grandfather, Henry Echols of Houston, her step-father L. B. Allen of Bardwell, two step-sisters, Mrs. Roberta Sheffield and Mrs. Onetta Pace both of Dallas, a step-brother, Jay Charles Allen of Dallas, Nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

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Zachariah Thomas Banks
Dec 27, 1882 - Aug 12, 1976

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Hme Chapel for Zack Banks, 93, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Twilight Home.

The Rev. Elvis H. Egge and the Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate, and burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a farmer and rancher, operator of General Mercantile Business in Powell for a number of years, a member of the First Baptist Church, and former member f the Navarro County Memorial Hospital Board of Managers.  He was also a native of Bazette.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Clark E. Butler of Corsicana; a grandson, Jack B. Butler of Houston; one grand-daughter-in-law, Mrs. Sandra Butler of Houston, and three great-grandsons.

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Zachariah Thomas Banks


Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. for Mr. Zack Banks, 93, resident of Corsicana and formerly of Powell.

He passed away in Twilight Nursing Home, burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Banks is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Clarke Butler of Corsicana and one grandson, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Butler and three sons of Houston.

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  • Kerens Tribune - Aug 19, 1976
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Lester Jesse Andrews
abt 1919 - Aug 13, 1976

L. J. Andrews

KERENS - L. J. Andrews, 57, died Friday morning at Veterans Hospital in Waco after a lengthy illness.  Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel here with the Rev. Pete Pulley officiating.

Burial will be at the Mankin City Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Paschal Funeral Home.

He was a Trinidad native and had lived in Corsicana for the past 25 years.  Employed as a mechanic and a truck driver, he was an army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Mollie Sutton of Fort Worth, two brothers, R. J. (Red) Andrews of Corsicana and A. I. Andrews of Fort Worth; three half-brothers, Robert Gibson, and Pete Gibson both of Fort Worth and Jack Gibson of Waco; one half-sister, Mrs. Luise Denney of Fort Worth; two step sisters, Mrs. Vera Kaps of Lake Dallas and Mrs. Urela Kaps of Gainsville.

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L.J. Andrews, 57, a native of Trinidad, died Friday in a Waco hospital after a long illness.

His funeral was held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Paschal Funeral Home chapel in Malakoff with the Rev. D.R. (Pete) Pulley of Terrell officiating.

He was buried in Mankin City Cemetery.

Mr. Andrews had lived in Corsicana the last 25 years. He was a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mollie Sutton of Fort Worth; two brothers, R.J. "Red" Andrews of Corsicana and A.L. Andrew of Fort Worth; three half brothers, Robert Gibson and Pete Gibson, both of Fort Worth, and Jack Andrews of Waco; a half sister, Mrs. Louise Denney of Fort Worth; and two step sisters, Mrs. Very Kaps of Lake Dallas and Mrs. Eurela Kaps of Gainesville.

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  • Kerens Tribune - Aug 19, 1976
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial: Mankin Cemetery - Trinidad, Henderson County, Texas

Carl Preston "Press" Peden 
Jan 27, 1912 - Aug 12, 1976

Carl Peden

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Preston Peden, 64, a resident of Silver City, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.

The Revs Robert Seago and Fred Raney will officiate with burial following at the Younger Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow Mrs. Lorene Peden of Silver City; three sisters, Mrs. Dora Lewis and Mrs. Lottie Wiley, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Maggie Monroe of Dawson and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Tuck Putman, Grady Turner, O.A. Jordan, W. D. Ivie, Albert Mosley, Wayne Brown.

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Donald Ray Northern, Sr.
Jun 27, 1941 - Aug 30, 1991

Donald R. Northern, Sr.

Donald R. Northern, Sr. 50,of Corbet, died Aug 30, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Emmett Cemetery.
He was born June 27, 1941, in Emmett. He was an offshore drilling marine supervisor. Survivers include his wife, Mary Martha Northern of Corbet; two sons, Lance Northern of Corsicana and Aaron Northern of Irving; one son and daughter-in-law, Donald Northern Jr. , and Carry Northern of Corsicana; one daughter Donise (Nisa) Northern of Corsicana; one grandson; one brother, Bill Northern of Corsicana; two sisters, Almeda Bray and Jo Burkholder, both of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mary Lou (Prater) Northern
Sep 18, 1891 - Mar 9, 1991

Mary Lou (Prater) Northern, 99, of Waco, died March 9, 1991, at Feffery Place Nursing Home in Waco.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Lloyd Dailey officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.
Survivers include four sons, Cecil Northern of Brandon, R.C. Northern of Branson, Mo., Allen Northern of Waco and Roy Dan Northern of Cincinnati; two daughters. Georgia Carroll of Waco and Frances Shrader of Avalon; 26 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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FUNERAL PROGRAM

In Memory of Mary Lou (Prater) Northern
Date of Birth: Sept. 18, 1891
Date of Death: March 9, 1991
Services: Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Monday March 11, 1991 1:00 PM
Officiating: Lloyd Dailey
Pallbearers: Grandson's
Interment: Dresden Cemetery
Arrangements: Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove, Texas

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Clara (Stewart) Northern
Apr 8, 1904 - Apr 16, 1988

Clara Northern

Clara Northern, 84, of Corsicana died April 16, 1988.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr officiating. Internment will be in Emmett Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Jo Burkholder and Mrs. J. D. Bray, both of Corsicana; two sons, Bill Northern and Donald Northern, both of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Elmer Stewart of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Sue Turner and Mrs. Aline Dockery, both of Corsicana; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Eva Lou Stewart of Austin.

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Verna Kathleen (Chapman) Northern 
Jan 6, 1919 - Mar 1, 1995

Verna K. Northern

Verna Kathleen Northern, 76, of Blooming Grove, died March 1, 1995, at her residence.
Services will be held at 11 am Saturday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with Tommy Hood and Jonny L. Curry Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Dresden Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Roughton. Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.
Pallbearers will be Chris Northern, Jason Northern, Dusty Atkinson, Brian Northern, Scott Northern, Derek Northern, Jeremy Gantt and Jody Gantt.
Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Northern and John Paul Northern. Mrs. Northern was born Jan 6, 1919 in Purdon. She was a cottage parent for the Corsicana IOOF Home for many years.
She is survived by four sons, Kenneth Northern of Duncanville, Darrell Northern of Blooming Grove, Thomas Northern of Houston and Ben Northern fo Red Oak; two daughters Janice Curry of Lorena and Debbie Gantt of Blooming; two brothers, Doug Chapman of Tulsa, Okla., and Wesley Chapman of Waco; two sisters, Flo Dugan and Louise Haggard both of Blooming Grove; 16 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Ersell Northern in 1984.

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Verna Kathleen Northern
BLOOMING GROVE - Verna Kathleen Northern of Blooming Grove died Wednesday at her home.  She was 76.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, the Rev. Tommy Hood and the Rev. Johnny L. Curry Sr. officiating.  Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.
Mrs. Northern, formerly Verna Kathleen Chapman, was born Jan. 6, 1919 in Purdon. She lived in Waco for several years. She served as a cottage parent for the Corsicana IOOF Home for many years. Her husband, Thomas Ersell Northern, died in 1984
Survivors include four sons, Kenneth  Northern of Duncanville, Darrell Northern of Blooming Grove, Thomas Northern of Houston and Ben Northern of Red Oak; two daughters, Janice Curry of Lorena and Debbie Gantt of Blooming Grove; two brothers, Doug Chapman of Tulsa, Okla., and Wesley Chapman of Waco; two sisters, Flo Dugan and Louise Haggard, both of Blooming Grove; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Notes: View Obituary

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FUNERAL PROGRAM

IN MEMORY OF VERNA KATHLEEN NORTHERN
DATE OF BIRTH: Jan 6, 1919
DATE OF DEATH: March 1, 1995
SERVICES: Central Baptist Church, Blooming Grove, Texas
Saturday March 4, 1995 11:00
OFFICIATING: Tommy Hood, Johnny L. Curry, Sr.
PALLBEARERS: Carl Northern, John Paul Northern
INTERMENT: Dresden Cemetery
ARRANGEMENTS: Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove, Texas


Doyle Clabe Moore
Dec 12, 1916 - Mar 14, 1994

Doyle C. Moore, 77, of Corsicana, died Mar 14, 1994, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services were 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with Rev. Jan White officiating. Burial was in Dresden Cemetery. Family will receive visitors from 6.8. p.m. Tuesday.
He was born in Berry, Texas. he was a veteran of World War II. He was retired from Chattanooga Glass Company.
Survivors include his wife, Imogene Moore of Corsicana; two daughters and son-in-law, Debbie and Dean Fuller and Cheryl and Ray Ivie, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Violet Owen of Corsicana and Gladys Obrien of Ala.; four grandchildren, Chris and Kevin Fuller and Jeremy and Colby Ivie, all of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Buford Moore, Gene Moore, Joe Moore, James Owen, Billy Owen, Jim Nicholson, Dan Nicholson and David Carroll. Honorary pallbearers will be the Harwell Sunday School Class of the Wesley United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church.

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Sam Gardner Moore, Jr.
Apr 11, 1924 - Apr 6, 1995

Sam G. Moore Jr.

Sam G. Moore Jr., of Little Rock Ark., died April 6, 1995, at Ryles Oak Manor in Little Rock.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. Burial will follow in Frost Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his nephews.
Mr. Moore was born April 11, 1924 in Frost.
He is survived by his wife Helen Moore of Little Rock; two sons, Jim Moore of Little Rock and Jerry Moore of Willingsburg Va.; two sisters, Riga Hollingsworth of Lancaster and Rozene Shadix of Houston; and four grandchildren.

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Sarah Hellen 'Tommie' Moore
Apr 18, 1925 - Feb 20, 1999

Sarah Hellen 'Tommie' Moore, 73, of Frost passed away Saturday, Feb 20, 1999 in Corsicana.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Frank Williams Officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs Moore was born in McCord on April 18, 1925.
Mrs. Moore is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Jim and Mandy Moore of Little Rock, Ark., and Jerry Moore of Richmond, Va.; grandchildren, John, Jason, Jeremy and James Moore; and sisters, Faynell Dunagan of Frost and Joyce Williams of Corsicana.
Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Moore; and son, Joey Moore.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove.
 

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Shirley Joanne (Jones) Omberg
Aug 14, 1937 - Apr 21, 1994

Shirley J. Omberg

Shirley Joanne Omberg, 56, of Godley, died Apr 21, 1994, at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Godley, with the Rev. Kenneth Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne under the direction of Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
She was born Aug 14, 1937, in Austin. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Godley. She was a medical aide and had worked at the Edna Gladney Home and in the nursery at Harris Southwest Hospital in Fort Worth.
She was preceded in death by her grandson, Elvis Matthew Guerreo.
Survivors include her husband, Max K. Omberg of Godley; one son, Kyle Omberg of Benbrook; two daughters, Terry Guerrero and Kathy Boshears, both of Godley, her parents Roy C. Jones of Austin and Iris Jones of Cleburne; two sisters, Margaret Martone of Godley and Tracey Ann Farris of Fort Worth; two brothers, David Jones of Fort Worth and Robert Jones of Torrance, Calif.; her step-mother, Nell Jones of Austin; two grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles and nephews.

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Violet (Moore) Owen
Sep 25, 1910 - Jun 9, 1994

Violet Moore Owen, 83, Corsicana, died June 9, 1994, in Corsicana.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 1994 at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale of Northside Baptist Church and Rev. David Carroll officiating. Burial will be June 11, 1994, in the Dresden Cemetery.
She was born Sept 25, 1910 in Berry, Tx. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Owen, David Carroll, Tim Campbell, Don Bush, Ben Owen and Jonathan Wilcox. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris and Mike Owen.
The family suggests memorial to the Northside Baptist Church of Corsicana's landscaping fund.
Survivors include two sons, James Owen and wife Patricia, Billy Owen and wife Sherry of City; a daughter, Mildred Carroll and husband Franklin, City; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a sister, Gladys O'Brien of Ala., and several nieces and nephews.

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Cecil Floyd Dunagan
Apr 10, 1913 - Mar 5, 1997

Cecil Dunagan

Cecil Dunagan, 83, of Fort Worth, died March 5, 1997, at All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Emmett Bapitst Church. Burial will follow in the Emmett Cemetery.
Mr. Dunagan was born April 10, 1913, in Emmett.
Mr. Dunagan is survived by his wife, Marcene Dunagan of Fort Worth; two daughters, Cecilene Howell of Gun Barrell and Donna Wilson of Plano; one brother, Truitt Leon Dunagan of Fort Worth; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangemetns by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Mar 7, 1997
  • Submitted by Edward L. Williams
  • SSDI: CECIL F DUNAGAN 10 Apr 1913 05 Mar 1997 (V) 76104 (Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX) (none specified) 459-16-4570 Texas
  • TXDI: Dunagan Cecil Floyd 03-05-1997 TARRANT M

Oma Mae (Barton) Dunagan
May 18, 1928 - Mar 21, 1999

Mae Dunagan, 70, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, March 21, 1999, in Corsicana.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 pm today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Coorley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. James T. Davis and the Rev. Orvil Salmon officiating.
Interment will follow at St. Elmo Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Davis, Terry Johnson, Sammy Joe Qualls, John Salazar, Bobby Sessions, and James Sykes. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Corsicana Emergency Corps.
Mrs. Dunagan was born in Winkler on May 18, 1928. She was retired from Tom's after 25 years of service. She was a 38-year member of West 11th Avenue Fundamental Baptist Church and a longtime member of Corsicana Chapter No. 18 of Eastern Star.
Mrs. Dunagan is survived by her husband, Otis A. Dunagan of Corsicana; daughters and son-in-law, Debra Barnett of Temple, Betty Brunton of Blooming Grove, and Patricia and Rick Doss of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Sandy Dunagan of Corsicana and Paul and Gina Dunagan of Dallas; brother, Gene Barton of Ohio; grandchildren, Phillip Barnett, Jason Brunton, Jeremy Doss, Ricki Doss, Traci Doss, Callie Dunagan, Daniel Dunagan, Kendra Dunagan, Kenny Dunagan, Sandy Majors, and Angela Morelock; and geat-grandchildren, Peyton Doss, Cecilie Harrison, Kelsie Harrison, Eric Majors, Tori Majors, Corey Morelock and Tyler Morelock.
Arrangemetns by Corley Funeral Home.

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E. P. Pillans
May 16, 1875 - Feb 14, 1917

E. P. Pillans

Rev. E. P. Pillans, died in Howell Tenn Tues night.  He was a brother of Mrs. W. W. Evans of this city.  The remains will be brought here and buried at Winkler, where deceased was raised.

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Ruth Elizabeth (Mitcham) McCulloch
Oct 4, 1921 - Feb 27, 2004

'Granny' Ruth Elizabeth McCulloch

"Granny" Ruth Elizabeth McCulloch, 82, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2004 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at the Younger Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Martin, Kenneth Martin, Kip Thomas, Ricky Thomas, Ty Crum, and Donny Motley.

Mrs. McCulloch was born Oct. 4, 1921 in Tyler. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Lindon McCulloch; parents, Pat and Mattie Mitcham; brothers, James Mitcham and Roy Mitcham; sisters, Pattie Neatherly and Mary Erickson; grandson, Dennis Choate; and great-granddaughter, Jessica Lane.

Mrs. McCulloch is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Kirk and Debbie McCulloch of Monroe, La.; daughters and sons-in-law, Jo and Edward Easley of Corsicana and Madeline and Bill Brannon of Waco; sisters-in-law, Helen Widner and her husband A.J. of Dresden and Sybil Mitcham of Hubbard; brothers-in-law, Shirley McCulloch and wife Dorothy of Corsicana and Billy Joe McCulloch and wife Peggy of Silver City; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dave Matthews

DAWSON - Services for Dave Matthews, of Dawson, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hopewell Baptist Church in Dawson.  The Rev. Dwight E. Matthews, a grandson, will officiate.
The body will lie in state from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church.  Arrangements are with Dorsey-Keatts Funeral Home in Mexia.
He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church for 70 years, served as chairman of the deacon board for about 55 years.
Survivors include two sons, David Matthews Jr., of Houston, and Herbert L. Matthews, of Los Angeles; three daughters, Annie C., of Houston, Beatrice and Rubye, of Los Angeles; nine grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

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Phillip Burrow Gibson

Phillip B. (Hoot) Gibson, 70, native of Corsicana and resident of San Angelo, died last Saturday in San Angelo.
Service was Tuesday in San Angelo.  Burial was at San Angelo.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Gibson, of San Angelo; and one sister, Mrs. Merle Carson, of Corpus Christi and a former resident of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - May  20, 1983
  • SSDI: PHILIP GIBSON 20 Dec 1912 May 1983 76903 (San Angelo, Tom Green, TX) 76903 (San Angelo, Tom Green, TX) 453-10-0622 Texas
  • TXDI: Gibson Phillip Burrow 19830514 TOM GREEN M

Verna (Blair) Phillips

Verna B. Phillips

Verna B. Phillips, 59, of Corsicana, died Tuesday at Navarro Memorial Hospital.
Service is 2 p.m. Saturday at Silent Grove Baptist Church in Cheneboro.  Burial will be at Silent Grove Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Ross and Johnson Mortuary in Corsicana.
Survivors include one daughter, Malissia Burnett, six grandchildren; two brothers, Wesley Blair, of Fort Worth, and Ezra Blair, of Dallas; five sisters, Johnnie Mae Blair, Lena Polk, Evelyn Blair, all of Fort Worth, Jo Ann Wilson and Lucille Boyd, all of Dallas.
Pallbearers are Sam C. McDonald, James Edwards, Morris Former, Jim Johnson, Rayford Stwart and Sonny Castillo.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - May  20, 1983
  • SSDI: VERNA PHILLIPS 02 Oct 1923 May 1983 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 465-04-8029 Texas

Francisco Garzia

Francisco Garza, 77, of Corsicana, died Friday morning at Medical City Hospital in Dallas.
Rosary will be 7:30 p.m. tonight at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel.  Service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father August Merkel officiating.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Paula Garza, of Corsicana; one son, Richard Garza, of Stephenville; one daughter, Paula Garcia, of Ennis; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Samtigo Garza, of Three Rivers; and one sister, Marcella Perez, of Corpus Christi.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - May  20, 1983
  • SSDI: FRANCISCO GARZA 02 Feb 1906 May 1983 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 464-14-0249 Texas
  • TXDI: Garza Francisco 19830520 DALLAS M

Floyd E. Kuhns
Jan 10, 1910 - May 19, 1983

Floyd Kuhns, 73, of Corsicana, died Thursday at his residence.
Graveside service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery with Claude Holcomb officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Mickie Kuhns, of Corsicana; two brothers, Virgil Kuhns and Adrins Kuhns, both of Dixon, Mo.; and one sister, Hazel Rauls, of Dixon.
Pallbearers are Dick Stokes, Jamie Stokes, Gary Stokes, B. J. Mott, Aubrey Smith and Gilbert Ruiz.
Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - May  20, 1983
  • FLOYD KUHNS 10 Jan 1910 May 1983 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 453-12-4573 Texas
  • TXDI: Kuhns Floyd 19830519 NAVARRO M
  • POLICE BEAT - Floyd Kuhns, Rte. 2, fell from a riding mower into a private pond, N. Hwy. 75, and drowned Thursday.  Kuhns was apparently mowing near the edge of the pond when the accident occured.

William George Frost
Oct 23, 1903 - May 19, 1983

William George Frost, 79, of Corsicana, died Thursday at his residence.
Memorial service is 5 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Peyton Goodman officiating.
He was a native of Navarro County and a retired employee of Gulf Oil Co. in Venezuela, South America. He retired in 1961.
Survivors include four sons, Nelson E. Frost of Coolidge, William N. Frost and Rnald G. Frost, both of Fort Worth, and William G. Frost II, both of Clarksville; one daughter, Mary Lou Frost, of Mesquite; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three sisters, Essie Blackidge, of Wortham, Dorothy Gunn, of Richland, and Grace Holder of Wichita Falls; and one brother, Leonard Frost, of Hubbard.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - May  20, 1983
  • SSDI: WILLIAM FROST 23 Oct 1903 May 1983 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 456-10-9309 Texas
  • TXDI: Frost William George 05-19-1983 NAVARRO M
  • Husband of Aletha Elizabeth (McAfee) Frost

Roy Pat Conner
Feb 28, 1919 - Feb 13, 1997

Roy Pat Conner, 77, of Athens, died Feb. 13, 1997 at East Texas Medical Center in Athens.
Graveside services will be held at 4 today in the Emmett Cemetery.
Mr. Conner is survived by his daughter, Eddie Sue Pryor of Navarro Mills; brother, Troy Conner of Emmett; sister, Margaret Wallace of Dallas; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • SSDI: ROY CONNOR; SSN 461-16-4730 Residence: 76679 Purdon, Navarro, TX; Born 28 Feb 1919; Died 13 Feb 1997 Issued: TX (Before 1951)
  • TXDI: Conner Roy Pat 02-13-1997 HENDERSON Male

Mary Elizabeth Conner
Sep 17, 1906 - Jun 28, 1998

Mary Elizabeth Conner, 91, of Dawson, passed away Sunday, June 28, 1998, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services are 1 p.m. today at Wade Chapel, with Rev. Mark Flurry and Dr. John R. Rogers officiating.  Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Robert B. Rogers, Norman Stoner, Conrad Newton III, Wilmer Hale, Dan Nesmith, Kenneth Bumpers, and Raymond Doss.
Mrs. Conner was born in Holdenville, Okla. on Sept 17, 1906.  She had been a Dawson resident since 1928.  She taught school in Dawson for many years.  She was a graduate of Denton High School and North Texas State University in Denton.  She was a retired public school teacher and a member of First Baptist Church of Dawson.
Mrs Conner is survived by sister, Helen Boyd of Kemp; nephew, John R. Rogers of Lexington, Ky; great nieces, Cassie Stoner of Frisco, Ruth Kumpe of Lewisville; great nephew, Robert B. Rogers of Dallas; and nieces-in-law, Barbara Conner and Mindy Maass of Dawson.
Mrs. Conner is preceded in death by her husband William Harry Conner in 1967.  Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home.

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Morris Glen Ragland

Moris Ragland

Morris G. "Shorty" Ragland, 65, of Corsicana, died Friday at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Service was 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Roger Marsh officiating.  Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ragland of Corsicana; a son, Gary Dickson of Euless; three grandsons, Jason, Greg and Scott Dickson, all of Euless; his stepmother, Grace Ragland of Kerens; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Billy Butler, Robert Bower, Kenneth Johnston, Billy Shelton, Harold Scott, Billy Lassiter, Will Hashop and Zane Stites.

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Bessie (Pitre) Collins

Mrs. Bessie Collins

Mrs. Bessie Collins, 82, of Corsicana, died Monday at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.
Memorial services will  be held at a later date at her former parish church in St. Louis, Mo.
She was a native of New Orleans, La., and had lived in Corsicana since 1983.  She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Beryle Speier of Corsicana; Faye Roman of West Redding, Conn.; nine grandchildren and a brother, Robert Pitre, of New Orleans, La.

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Ruby Arene (Rawligs) Banks

Ruby Banks, 86, of Corsicana, died Sunday.
Services is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Paschal Funeral Home, with Dr. A. V. Henderson and Rev. Earl King officiating.  Burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery.
She lived most of her life in Kerens, Odessa and Trinidad.
She is survived by a brother, Grover Rawligs of Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. L. P. Thompson of Kerens, and Mrs. Thelma Dool of Athens; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Ray Earl Thompson, Norton Conner, R. H. Hilliard, Homer Carroll, Bob Love and Larry Burden.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Jan 4, 1988
  • TXDI: Banks Ruby Arene 19880103 NAVARRO Female
  • Brother, Grover Rawligs died Mar 23, 1988 in Navarro Co., TX

Virginia Wynell Connally
Oct 16, 1934 - Jun 29, 1987

BLOOMING GROVE - Virginia Wynell Connally, 52, of Blooming Grove, died at Lakeland Hospital in Athens Monday.
Service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Don Elrod officiating.  Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Long of Barry; a sister, Johnnie Barham of Blooming Grove; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Joe McGraw, Gerald McSpadden, Ralph McSpadden, Richard Saunders, Gary Dutton and Rusty Milne.

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Martha Elizabeth Stewart 
May 29, 1910 - Jan 2, 1988

Martha Stewart

Martha E. Stewart, 77, a native of Angus, died Saturday at home.
Services are 3:30 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Beverley officiating. Burial is in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
She is survived by a brother, Elmer Stewart of Corsicana; four sisters, Eva Lou Stewart of Austin; and Clara Northern, Sue Turner, and Aline Dockery, all of Corsicana; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Bill Northern, Donald Northern, David Bray, T. J. Burkholder, J.D. Bray and Willie Gillen

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Jan 4, 1988
  • SSDI: MARTHA E STEWART 29 May 1910 02 Jan 1988 (V) 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 463-30-0646 Texas
  • TXDI: Stewart Martha Elizabeth 19880102 NAVARRO F
  • Submitted by Edward L. Williams

Annie Jewell (Garnett) Solomon
Apr 1, 1913 - Feb 28, 2004

Annie Jewell Solomon

Annie Jewell Solomon, 90, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at Lifecare Hospital of North Texas.

Quiet hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Scott Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Streetman, the Rev. Joe Hubbard, pastor, with Bishop John Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Streetman.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Kenneth Wayne Vaughn, Glen Dell Solomon, Vernon Edom Jr., Dion Andra Edom, Edward C. Solomon and Tyrone Detron Turner.

Mrs. Solomon was born April 1, 1913, in Streetman. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Streetman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie James Solomon Sr.; 10 children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; two sisters, Laura Bessie Evans and Earl Lee Haynes; one brother, Walter Mays Garnett; one niece, Eddie B. Moss; and nephew, Eddie Lee Carter.

Survivors include her six sons, Willie James Solomon (Annie D.), Cornel Solomon, Clarence Earl Solomon (Hattie), Billy Coy Solomon (Hazel), and Mack Clinton Solomon, all of Corsicana, and Roy Lee Solomon of Fort Worth; three daughters, Ollie Mae Baker, Frankie Lee Odom and Prezell Solomon, all of Corsicana; one goddaughter, Erma Jean Rubell Gregg of Corsicana; two sisters, Lilac Bell Browers and Edna Marie Keaton, both of Dallas; 29 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren, Linda Tate and Stacy Mims, both of Fort Worth, and Patricia Quinn of Fairfield; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Ora Anne Reed
Apr 15, 1913 - Mar 1, 2004

Ora Anne Reed, 90, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 1, 2004, at Heritage Oaks Nursing Home.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Kerens with the Rev. Cathy Mordecai officiating and the Rev. Glen Jones assisting. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dan Reed, Scot Reed, Jimmy Reed, James Reed, Jimmy Keele and Jerry Chandler.

Mrs. Reed was born April 15, 1913, in Kerens.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Lary and Sue Reed and Jim and Judy Reed, all of Corsicana; grandsons and wives, Dan and Lisa Reed and Scot and Shelly Reed, all of Corsicana; granddaughter and husband, Traci and Jimmy Keele of Kerens; grandsons, James Reed of Kerens and Jimmy Gene Reed of Corsicana; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret McClung of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Kerens or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Dorothy Perry
Sep 30, 1925 - Mar 2, 2004

Dorothy Perry, 78, of Powell passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Paschal Funeral Chapel with Brother Clayton Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Royce Bancroft, Dennis Bancroft, Randy Rollins, Paul Holloway, John Bancroft and Buster Atkeisson.

She was born Sept. 30, 1925, in Powell.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Debbie Perry of Eureka; grandsons, Andy Perry of Cross Roads and Ronnie Perry of Eureka; granddaughter, Julianna Perry of Eureka; sisters, Bobbie Bonner of Corsicana and Nancy Thatcher of Grand Saline; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Ree (Marsh) Washburn
Jan 6, 1925 - Mar 2, 2004

Ree Washburn

Ree Washburn, 79, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Lee Bedford officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Washburn, Michael Washburn, Elbert Prince, Don Washburn, Felix Washburn and Andrew Washburn.

Mrs. Washburn was born Jan. 6, 1925, in Elkhart to Otis L. Marsh and Arnie Harris Marsh. She was a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Charlie Washburn of Corsicana; sons, Chuck Washburn of Portland, Ore., Malcom Washburn and wife Carol of Mesquite, and Calvin Washburn and wife Mary Beth of Troy; and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Christian Church Building Fund, 3704 W. State Highway 22, Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Clark 'Jake' Jacobs
Jan 6, 1917 - Mar 4, 2004

LUFKIN - Graveside services for Clark "Jake" Jacobs, 87, of Lufkin, formerly of Lake Mexia, will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2004 at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with Church of Christ Elder Steve Bartlett officiating. Interment will follow immediately after the service.

Mr. Jacobs was born Jan. 6, 1917, in Indian Gap to the late Aubrey A. and Lila (Shipman) Jacobs and died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, in Lufkin, where he had resided for the past three years.

Mr. Jacobs was a graduate of Texas A&M University in 1941, and upon graduation enlisted in the United States Navy and reached the rank of lieutenant senior grade. He commanded a control ship during the D-Day landing on Omaha Beach during World War II. After the war he began his career as an engineer with the United States Soil Conservation Service. He later became the county engineer for Limestone County, a position he held for 20 years. After retiring from the county, he began working for Frost Construction until his second retirement.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Paula Jacobs of Lufkin; two grandsons, Patrick Jacobs and wife Jeanette of Lufkin and John Jacobs of Austin; one great-granddaughter, Kathryn Elise Jacobs of Lufkin; brother and sister-in-law, Ross and Betty Jacobs of Dallas; sisters, Angelea Carey and husband Arvis and Jamie Gilbreath, all of Snyder; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Wilson Jacobs in 1995; his son, Larry Jacobs in 1999; his sister, Edith Jacobs Beavers; and brother, Audrey A. Jacobs.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home in Lufkin.

Those who wish may direct memorial contributions to the Angelina County Texas A&M University Club, P.O. Box 150104, Lufkin, TX 75915.

Arrangements by Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin.

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Ruth Hazel Conner
Feb 7, 1912 - Nov 4, 1996

Ruth Hazel Conner, 84, of Dawson, died Nov. 4, 1996, at her residence.
Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Methodist Church in Dawson, with Rev. Catherine Hix officiating.  Burial will follow in Dawson Cemetery.
Mrs. Conner was born Feb. 7, 1912, in Blooming Grove.  She moved to Dawson in 1927 and a resident there most her life.  Mrs. Conner was a homemaker and a member of First Methodist Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Conner of Dawson and Marilyn Baird of Houston; five grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Conner was preceded in death by her husband Robert Howard Conner on Jan. 10, 1980.  Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun
  • SSDI: RUTH CONNER 07 Feb 1912 04 Nov 1996 (V) 76639 (Dawson, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 451-60-8039 Texas
  • TXDI: Conner Ruth Hazel 19961104 NAVARRO F

Linda Joyce Connor
Oct 15, 1939 - Nov 10, 1991

Linda Joyce Connor, 52, of Hubbard, died Nov. 10, 1991, at her residence.
Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday in Wade Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Elmer Glazener and the Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
She was born Oct 15, 1939 in Hubbard.  She was a lifelong resident of the Hubbard-Coolidge- Mount Calm area.  She was a resident of Coolidge for 14 years, where she graduated from Coolidge High School in 1958.  She attended the Baptist Church in Coolidge.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Connor, in June 1990.
Survivors include her mother, Margaret Connor of Hubbard; two aunts, Wynell Cochrum of Arlington, and Mildred Roemer of Elgin; two uncles, James Gordon Jr. of Waco, and Royce Connor of Paragould, Ark.; and numerous cousins.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun
  • TXDI: Connor Linda Joyce 19911110 HILL Female
  • SSDI: LINDA J CONNOR 15 Oct 1939 Nov 1991 (not specified) (none specified) 461-31-6764 Texas

Lucy Lenoir Conner
Mar 31, 1901 - Sep 11, 1999

Lucy Lenoir Conner, 98, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Sept 11, 1999 in Corsicana.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Evergreen Cemetery in Paris, Texas.
She was born March 31, 1901 in Paris and had been a secretary.
She is survived by two sisters, Lillian Rodes of Emory and Mildred Yeager of Huntsville; three nephews, Dr. David Rodes of Los Angeles, Calif., Marquis Whittington of San Antonio and John Yeager of Lafayette, La.; two nieces, Janis Tate Bailey of Corsicana and Judith Johnson of London, England; and several great-nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to: NCRC, 4517 W. Hwy. 31, Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun
  • SSDI: LUCY L CONNER 31 Mar 1901 11 Sep 1999 (V) 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 412-54-1155 Tennessee

Otho Clennon Conner
Dec 9, 1919 - Jan 6, 1990

O. C. Conner

O. C. Conner, 70, of Kerens, died Jan. 6, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Chuck Biscoe officiating.  Burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery.  Paschal Funeral Home is in Charge of arrangements.
He was a barber, deacon of the First Baptist Church and was a city council representative for many years.  He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Conner, of Kerens; one son, Norton Conner of Kerens; one daughter-in-law, Judy Conner of Kerens; two granddaughters, Lana and Lindsay Conner, both of Kerens; one brother, L. L. Conner of Kerens; and one sister, Lois Jennings f Kerens.
Pallbearers will be Travis Horn, A. L. Saunders, B. B. Bennett, Calvin Franklin, Benny Cherry and Buster Atkeisson.
Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of First Baptist Church.

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Rollin (Shaw) Guess
Jul 3, 1893 - Jan 3, 1988

Mrs. Rollin Guess

Mrs. Rollin Shaw Guess, 94, of Corsicana, died Sunday at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel.  The Rev Michael Metcalf will officiate.  Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.
A native of Galveston who had lived in Corsicana since 1909, Mrs. Guess was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church since 1912.  She also served on the board of directors of the Twilight Home and was active in music and civic activities.
mrs. Guess was preceded in death by her husband Albert Alexander Guess in 1936 and son Ralph Guess in 1984.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Gladys Cheney of Charleston, S.C.; four grand-children, 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nepews.
Pallbearers are Joe Nussbaum, Bert Guess, Wade Blackford, Bobby Waddell, Jim Breithaupt, Homer Jester and William Clarkson.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Jan 5, 1988
  • SSDI: ROLLIN S GUESS 03 Jul 1893 03 Jan 1988 (V) 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 466-58-0368 Texas
  • TXDI:Guess Rollin 19880103 NAVARRO Female

Harold Conner
Aug 14, 1912 - Jun 23, 1996

Harold Conner, 83, of Corsicana, died June 23, 1996, in Corsicana.
Services were yesterday at 3:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Bro. Fred Stevenson officiating.  Burial followed at Dresden Cemetery in Dresden.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Goodwin, Dan Goodwin, Rob Crespo, David Hughes, Bill Dosser and Steve Mullins.
Honorary pallbearers are employees of Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Corsicana.
Mr. Conner was born Aug. 14, 1912 in Luther, Okla.  He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone.  He was a lifetime member of Telephone Pioneers and a lifetime member F C.W.A. Local 6217.
Survivors include his wife, Emma Lee Conner of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Lewis and Cathy Conner of San Angelo; grandsons, Christopher Conner of San Angelo and Michael Conner of San Angelo; sisters-in-law Betty Lewis of Corsicana and Dorothy and Jim Beaird of Tulsa; and nephew David and Leslie Hughes and family, of Tulsa.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun
  • SSDI: HAROLD CONNER 14 Aug 1912 23 Jun 1996 (V) 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 441-03-2965 Oklahoma
  • TXDI: Conner Harold 19960623 NAVARRO Male

Gloria (McFadden) Green 
Aug 4, 1924 - Jan 4, 1988

Mrs. Gloria Green

Mrs. Gloria Green, 63, of Corsicana, died Monday at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel.  The Rev. Calvin Frances will officiate.  Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.
She was a native of Kerens and a lifelong resident of Navarro County.  Mrs. Green was a member of Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Collin O. Green of Corsicana; three grandsons, Timothy Green, Phillip Green and Steven Green, all of Corsicana; a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Weldon Buchanan, George Chappell, Ray Dixon, Joe McGaugh, Arlie Pillow and Gene Williams.

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JOHN BONNER JR
May 23, 1922 - Jan 29, 2004

After a long and courageous battle with cancer, John Bonner Jr. went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, in his home, surrounded by his loving family.
John Bonner Jr. was born to Effie Shields Bonner and John Bonner on May 23, 1922, in Eureka, Navarro County, Texas. John graduated from Corsicana High School in 1939. He attended Texas A&M and left to go off to World War II in February 1942. He would have graduated in the class of 1943.

He graduated from Pilot Flying School as second lieutenant on Sept. 1, 1942. He was assigned Sept. 6, 1942, as student pilot instructor at Goodfellow Field. He left Goodfellow Field in February 1944 for fighter gunnery training in Florida, then to the European Theater with the 358th Fighter Squadron, 8th Air Force. He completed the 61-mission fighter tour and was at sea five days (en route home) when the European war ended. Decorations included the Presidential Citation, the Air Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, Fighter Sharp Shooter from Jimmy Doolittle, Commanding Gen. 8th Air Force, and multiple campaign ribbons covering the Battle of the Bulge.

Upon arrival home, he took the option of leaving the service. From that point on, he was in the cattle, sheep, and feed and grain industry. Business partners along the way were Gene Linthicum, Frank Newman, Gene Newman, James Duncan, Harry Knight and Ken Curtiss (Festus of “Gunsmoke”).

John was a Mason, rodeo committee chairman, San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association director and president of the board of this organization. He later was awarded honorary lifetime membership of the San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo. He was a director of the Chamber of Commerce. He was director and later president of the board of the West Texas Boys Ranch. He served as president of the board for Newman-Bonner Company, Newman Feed Mill Inc., Western Livestock Commission Co., Southwestern Livestock Mineral Co. and Southwestern Stockman Supply Co.

He was a rodeo cowboy previous to and immediately after World War II. He was FFA Honorary Farmer of the Year three different years in the 1960s and 1970s. Through rodeo, ranching, cattle-feeding and grain experiences, he was associated with people coast-to-coast, Canada to Mexico.

Among his rodeo honors was winning the Saddle Bronc, the Bareback Riding, the Bull Riding and the Wild Mule Race all in the same weekend performance at the annual Texas A&M Rodeo in October 1941. At Mexia in 1941, he split the bull riding with world champion bull rider Whitey Stuart. He rodeoed with good friends, Toots Mansfield, Louis Powers, Harry Knight, Chili Cole and others. To him, being called “cowboy” by such people as these, were among his greatest awards.

John is survived by his wife, Grace Rogers Bonner; two sons and daughter-in-law, John H. Bonner and wife, Shelby, of San Antonio and Wesley B. Bonner of San Angelo; daughter, Margaret Ann Webster and husband, Eddie Webster; two stepsons, Kyle Lee and Kent Lee and wife, Ruby; nine grandchildren, Clay Bonner and wife, Robyn, Lindsey Dietch and husband, Schyler, Richard Bonner and wife, Aleta, Trey Bonner, Trudy Hopkins and husband, Wade, Chad Breeding and wife, Tonia, Jerry John Breeding and wife, Rebecca, James and Kinser Bonner; six step-grandchildren, Jami, Cheyenne, and Chandra Lee, Brandi, Koltan and Kaleb Lee; eleven great-grandchildren; brother, Jerrel Harris and wife, June; sister, Katye Lee and husband, Bob, of Gladewater; sister-in-law, Joy Miller of Bryan; numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Josie Renea.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, John and Effie Bonner; two older brothers, W. A. Harris and the Rev. L. Eugene Harris; cousin, Kathryn Kent of Corsicana; and a dear aunt, Minnie Lee Greer.

The family requests memorials be made to West Texas Boys Ranch. In addition, they wish to express their deepest appreciation for all the expressions of support and sympathy.

A special thank you goes to VistaCare Hospice for extending their professional and personal love and guidance to the family.

Pallbearers will be Lad Linthicum, Buck Owens, Frank Rose, Bill Shaw, Toad Tucker, Chip Cole, Jimmy Watson, James Butler, Charles McDonald and Johnny Newman. Honorary pallbearers are George Alexander, Skipper Duncan, Andrew Lewis, George Sisco, Bud Whitehead, Jack Riggs, Monte Harkins, retired Air Force Col. Ranger Curran of New Hampshire; present and past directors of San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo; and present and past directors of West Texas Boys Ranch.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Spur Arena with Mike Burson officiating. Burial will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m.

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Fred H. Mullenix
Dec 25, 1885 - Aug 1976

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Fred H. Mullenix, 90, resident of Corsicana who died Friday in Memorial Hospital.

Calude Holcomb, Church of Christ minister, will officiate and burial will follow at Hopewell Cemetery.
He was a native of Tennessee and lived most of his life in Corsicana, a member f the North Beaton Street Church of Christ and a retired oil field driller.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. H. R. Wall of Dallas; a son, Owen Mullenix of Sweeny; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Gertie Roy of Nashville, Tenn; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun
  • TXDI: Mullenix Fred H 19760813 NAVARRO Male
  • SSDI: FRED MULLENIX 25 Dec 1885 Aug 1976 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 464-07-3575 Texas

Deola H. Black
Jun 24, 1907 - Sep 17, 1997

Deola H. Black, 90, of Corsicana died Sept. 17.
Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery with Bro. Bill Honea of First Baptist Church officiating.
Mrs. Black was born June 24, 1907 in Malakoff.
Mrs. Black is survived by a daughter-in-law, Margie Griffin of Arlington and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Black was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar James Black, and her son, James Doyle Black.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ethel (Lewis) Hollingsworth 
Jul 20, 1897 - Sep 18, 1997

Ethel Lewis Hollingsworth

Ethel Lewis Hollingsworth, 100, of Blooming Grove died Sept. 18, at Corsicana Nursing Home.
Services will be Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Griffin-Roughtn Funeral Home of Blooming Grove with Bryan Connolly officiating.  Burial will follow at Rosehill Cemetery.
Pallbearers are her grandsons.
Mrs. Hollingsworth was born July 20, 1897 in Alabama.
Mrs. Hollingsworth is survived by her daughter, Bernice Prater, Odessa Smith and Mavis Lusk all of Blooming Grove; a son, Lewis Hollingsworth of Hillsboro; 5 grand children; 10 great-grandchildren 9 great-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Florence Hullum of Tyler and Sue Stamper of Mesquite.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Taylor Marie Tibbits
Sep 6, 1997 - Sep 17, 1997

Taylor Marie Tibbits, 10 days old, died Sept. 17 in Dallas.
Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with B.F. Risinger officiating.
Taylor Tibbits was born Sept. 6, 1997 in Dallas.
She is survived by her parents, Brian and Michell Tibbits of Corsicana; a sister, Kati Tibbits of Corsicana; grandparents, Johnny and Judi Burnett of Corsicana, Kathhy and James Gallerger of Mesa, Arizona, and Donald and Sue Tibbits of Sun Lakes, Arizona; great-grandparent, W. J. Bell of Houston; and a number of aunts and uncles.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Margaret Auld
Mar 23, 1906 - Sep 17, 1997

Margaret Auld, 91, of Corsicana died Sept. 17.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today.
Services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr., officiating.  Burial will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Auld was born March 23, 1906 in Chatfield.
Mrs. Auld is survived by her daughter, Betty and Wayne Bower of Hillsboro; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Millerman of Abilene; grandson, David and Donna Bower of Hillsboro; grandson, Steve Bower of Lewisville; 2 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Auld was preceded in death by her husband, A. H. (Harry) Auld, and 2 children.

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Louise Grace Melton
Dec 24, 1919 - Sep 18, 1997

Louise Grace Melton, 77, of Corsicana died Sept. 18.
Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale of Northside Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Marvin Baumgardner, Brent Baumgardner, Barry Baumgardner, Dwayne Binder, Stephen Radney, and Asa Bara.
Mrs. Melton was born Dec. 24, 1919 in Navarro County.  She was retired from the Corsicana Independent School District, where she was employed for over 28 years.  She was an active member of Northside Baptist Church and a member of the Texas Food Service Assn.
Mrs. Melton is survived by a son, Larry A. and Phyllis Melton of Phoenix, Arizona; son Frederick A. and Kathy Melton of Corsicana; daughter, Brenda K. and Michael Ray of Corsicana; sister Maudine Montgomery of Dallas; sister, Ethel Parker of Kerens; 11 grandchildren; Frederricka, Kasey, Larry, Jr., Keith, Eric, Melissa, Holly, Matthew, Chad, Michelle, and Chris; 6 great-grandchildren; niece Barbara Radney of Rowlett; niece, June Baumgardner of Arlington; and great nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Melton was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur A. Melton of Corsicana.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Mercy, 500 West 3rd Ave., Corsicana.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral home.

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Mary Lee Crowson
Feb 12, 1912 - Sep 16, 1997

Mary Lee Crowson, 85, of Ft. Worth died Sept 16.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Graceland Chapel, Resthaven Cemetery.
Mrs. Crowson was born Feb 12, 1912 in Henderson, Tennessee.  She was a resident of Corsicana for 50 years, moving to Ft. Worth in 1989.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana and a member of its Willing Workers Sunday School Class.  She was a member of the Corsicana High School Band Parents Association.  She was the widow of Clarence Chester Crowson who was the former president of Whiteselle Brick and Lumber Company.
Mrs. Crowson is survived by a daughter, Sara Lee Gutherie and her husband, Robert G. of Burleson; a brother, Ralph Terry of Ryan, a sister, Wilma Finley of Kermit; grandchildren, Gabrielle Schmidt of Crowley and Guy W. Gutherie of Ft. Worth, and great-grandchildren, Luke and Ethan Schmidt.
Arrangements by Thompson's Harveson & Cole.

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Mary Lee Crowson, 85, of Ft. Worth died Sept. 16.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Graceland Chapel, Resthaven Cemetery.
Mrs. Crowson was born Feb. 12, 1912 in Henderson, Tennessee. She was a resident of Corsicana for 50 years, moving to Ft. Worth in 1989. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana and a member of its Willing Workers Sunday school Class. She was a member of the Corsicana High School Band Parents Association. She was the widow of Clarence Chester Crowson who was the former president of Whiteselle Brick and Lumber Company.

Mrs. Crowson is survived by a daughter, Sara Lee Gutherie and her husband, Robert G. of Burleson; a brother, Ralph Terry of Bryan; a sister, Wilma Finley of Kermit; grandchildren, Gabrielle Schmidt of Crowley and Guy W. Gutherie of Ft. Worth; and great grandchildren, Luke and Ethan Schmidt.

Arrangements by Thompson’s Harveson & Cole.

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Wallace Brown
Oct 27, 1952 - Mar 3, 2004

Wallace Brown, 51, of Houston passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2004, in Houston.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Grimes officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Brown was born Oct. 27, 1952, in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Joseph Brown; and brother, Jackie Brown.

Survivors include his mother, Nona E. Brown of Friendswood; sisters, Pat Brewer of Mabank and Kathy Castellow of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Renate Brown of Friendswood; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Billie Jean (Rhodes) Tucker
Mar 29, 1927 - Mar 5, 2004

Billie Jean Tucker

Billie Jean Tucker, 76, of Corsicana passed away Friday, March 5, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Second Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Tucker was born March 29, 1927, in Corsicana to U.W. and Willie (Teasley) Rhodes. She worked for the City of Corsicana water billing department.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy Dan and Martha Tucker of Kaufman; and grandchildren, Roby Tucker of Conway, Ark., and Rachel Tucker of Magnolia, Ark.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Frank A. Clause
Oct 25, 1910 - Mar 3, 2004

Frank A. Clause, 93, of Silver City passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at his residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Graceland Mausoleum at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Mike Alexander of First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Clause was born Oct. 25, 1910, in St. Louis, Mo., to Frank M. Clause and Ida Estelle Shipley Clause. He was 3 years of age when he moved to Dallas and was raised by his maternal grandparents. After their death he went to the military academy in San Antonio where he finished school. Frank did many things in his lifetime. He worked for Pittsburgh Plate Glass, a company his uncle owned, and he learned to do art glass. Being in charge of that department, he made most of the leaded and art glass for churches and high-rise buildings in the Dallas area at an early age. By the time World War II came along, he owned his own trucking company, marble machine company and jukebox company. In 1946 he took a job with General Motors of South Gate, Calif., retiring in 1976 he moved back to Purdon to be near his relatives. Uncle Frank, as he was known by all that knew and loved him, was a very friendly and loving person. He was a 32nd degree mason and a member of the Corsicana Lodge No. 174. He was the past high priest and past phrice illustrious master of Corsicana Council. He was a member of the Karem Shrine and 32nd degree member of Waco Scottish Rite Bodies.

Survivors include his nephew and niece, Billy Sr. and Jo Lewis; niece and nephew, Becky and Teddy Fincher; nephew, David Lewis; great-nephew, Billy C. Lewis Jr. and wife Wanda; great-great-nieces and nephews, Scotty Lewis, Brandy Pullen and husband Terry, Daniel Thompson, and Stephanie Poarch and husband Jerry; and numerous great-great-great-nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Maxine (Nevins) Gossage
Apr 27, 1909 - Mar 3, 2004

Maxine Nevins Gossage, 94, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Dr. Robert Young officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Bradford, Woody Dosser, Roy French, Rodney McLaughlin, Franklin Neal and Jim Wood.

Maxine was born April 27, 1909, in Jackson, Mo., the daughter of John and Berta Nevins. She graduated from Woodbury University in California in 1928. In 1932 she married Wiley Burton "Bill" Gossage, who preceded her in death on June 19, 1967. Maxine was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, serving in numerous capacities including deacon and elder. In May 2001, she was presented with an Honorary Life Membership by the Presbyterian Church. Prior to retirement she worked as a secretary at the IOOF Lodge in Corsicana.

"Mom we love you so much and will never forget you."

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Jo Gossage of Sherman; sister, Fern Johnston of Orville, Calif.; grandson and wife, Clark and Cynthia Craig of Kingwood; granddaughter, Fredda Craig of Sherman; great-grandson, Joshua Craig of Houston; great-granddaughters, Chelsea Craig of Corsicana, Lee Ellen Craig of Sherman, and MacKenzie Morton and Katelyn Morton, both of Houston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Virda Lillian (Vaughan) Fulton

Virda Lillian (Vaughan) Fulton, 92, of Hubbard passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2004, in Mexia. Services will be 11 a.m. today at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Lee officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Willie Mae (Distal) Lee

Willie Mae (Distal) Lee, 94, of Midland and formerly of Dawson, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2004, in Midland. Services will be 2 p.m. today at St. James AME Church in Dawson. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Margaret Wanda Faye Carter

Margaret Wanda Faye Carter, 52, of Atlanta, Ga., passed away Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, in Decatur, Ga. Services will be 11 a.m. today at Mount B. Zion Baptist Church in Kerens with the Rev. Nathan Carter officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery in Kerens. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Carol Ann Shelton

Carol Ann Shelton, 52, of Rice passed away Thursday, March 4, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Richland Cemetery with Pastor Bill Hughes officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Sylvia Ann Goodloe

Sylvia Ann Goodloe, 97, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, March 4, 2004, at Life Care Hospital in Plano. Services will be 11 a.m. today at Wilgo Baptist Church, 621 E. First Ave., with the Rev. Arthur C. Faulk officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Willie Perl Shoemaker
Mar 22, 1909 - Mar 4, 2004

Willie Perl (Bill) Shoemaker, 94, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, March 4, 2004 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Wes Johnson officiating.

Mrs. Shoemaker was born March 22, 1909 in Corsicana. She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1926.

Preceded in death by husband Moses T. Shoemaker.

Survivors include nephews Billy Bob Hedrick and wife Barbara of Deer Park, Curtis Lee and wife Marion of Minnetonka, Minn. and Phil Shoemaker and wife Cindy; nieces Betty Ivey and husband Jim Bob of Kerens, Carol Ann Sample and husband Nick of Annapolis, Md., Polly Miller of Corsicana, Jeanne Tanner of Lavernia, Ruby Nell Andrews and husband W.L. of Corsicana, Betty Gresset of husband Bob of Conroe, Wanda Short Hedrick of McAllen and Wanda Benefield Hedrick of Portland, Texas; and sisters-in-law Clearcy Shoemaker of Corsicana and Bessie Calvert of Lampasas.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Obera Alma (Westfall) Arther
Jan 23, 1906 - Feb 29, 2004

Obera Alma Arther

Obera Alma Arther, 98, passed away Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana.

Services were 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Harrell Memorial Chapel in Dublin with Dean Bradley officiating. Singer was Fannie Chambers and Nina Rae Schrader was organist. Interment followed at Hazeldale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Doug Purtch, Billy Neal Barr, Malcom Tatum, Burton Barr, Keith Cooke and Royce Westfall.

Mrs. Arther was born Jan. 23, 1906, in Comanche County to A.L. Westfall and Maggie Boyd Westfall. She married Claud A. Arther Oct. 13, 1923, in Stephenville. She was a retired employee of Duncan Rexall Drugstore in Dublin. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Dublin.

Survivors include her daughters, Louise Hudson and husband Bill of Grandview, Billie Herod of Corsicana, and Bobbie Jacobs and husband Ray of Corsicana; son, L.J. Arther of Hillsboro; brother, Wilmer Westfall of Gustine; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to American Hospice of Waxahachie or First Baptist Church of Dublin.

Arrangements by Harrell Funeral Home, Dublin.

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Carl Henry Wetzel
Mar 16, 1928 - Mar 3, 2004

Carl Henry Wetzel
Obituary

Kenai resident Carl Henry Wetzel died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 75.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Kasilof Community Church. Pastor Paul Kupferschmid will officiate. Mr. Wetzel's graveside rites will be conducted at a later date at the Patterson Cemetery in Navarro County, Emhouse, Texas.

At the Alaska services, honorary pallbearers will be Brandon C. Timmerman, Carl E. Wetzel, Tyson O. Wetzel, Travis Wetzel, Pvt. Scott R. Sausedo, Joey Faulkner, Jason L. Stuart and Carl's good friends Ray Carr, Ron Frison and Bill Stuart.

Mr. Wetzel was born March 16, 1928, in Emhouse, Texas to Otto Fedrick and Mary Epsy Wetzel. He was married to Alta "Lynn" Walker Wetzel on May 28, 1949, in Corsicana, Texas.

Mr. Wetzel attended Emhouse Community School and numerous oil and gas field training programs during his career in the Cook Inlet oilfields. He was a career oilfield worker and worked in Texas and many western states as a hot oil truck operator. He began his Alaska work career on the Cook Inlet platforms and concluded his career in the Kenai gas field as an operator for Unocal in 1993.

He was a member of the Kenai Elks, lifetime member of Fifth Street Baptist Church in Levelland, Texas and attended Soldotna and Kenai First Baptist churches and the Kasilof Community Church as his family moved often on the Kenai Peninsula from 1969 to 2004.

"Carl was a beloved father and husband, grandfather and great grandfather, brother and uncle who had many many friends whom he cared deeply for. He had an incomparable zest for life and an abiding belief in everlasting life. His favorite quote was 'Eat, drink and be merry' and his favorite scriptures were John 3:16 and Psalm 23," his family said.

Mr. Wetzel served in the Army National Guard in Corsicana, Texas as an Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic attached to Company D, 143rd Infantry. He loved, fishing, sports of all kinds -- especially the Dallas Cowboys -- bowling, baseball and was happiest on the golf course. He often was named "Best Coach" of Levelland Little League Association Baseball and Regional Tournaments.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto F. and Mary E. Wetzel; brothers, Bud, Rusty and Edward Lee; and sisters, AnnieBob, Pauline, Letha McClintock, Hazel Smith and Suda Faye Moore; and his granddaughter, Tara Leah Wetzel.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Alta L. Wetzel of Kenai; daughters, Carla Timmerman Stuart of Kenai and Cynthia Lynn Sausedo of Newport News, Va., formerly of Sterling; sons, Burton Lee (Speedy) Wetzel of Anchorage and Carroll James Wetzel of Prescott, Ariz. and Soldotna; sons- and daughters-in-law, Keith L. Stuart, Melody L. Wetzel, Grace Anderson-Wetzel and Michael Sausedo; grandchildren, Stacey Ackerman, Brandon Timmerman, Tyson Wetzel, Travis Wetzel, Keiki Brianna Wetzel and Carl Edward Wetzel, Pvt. Scott R. Sausedo, who is now serving in Iraq, Jason L. Stuart, Joey Faulkner and Justin, Travis, Brandon and Heather Anderson of Arizona; four great-grandchildren, Natasha Ackerman of Kenai and Sierra, Luke and Dylan Ackerman of Hollister, Calif.; sisters, Mary Lou Lefan of Cleburne, Texas, and Geneva Flo Hanks of Ennis, Texas; and many nieces, nephews and sisters- and brothers-in-law.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts or donations be made to the charity of your choice or to the Kasilof Community Church, 234 Pollard Loop Road, Kasilof, AK 99610.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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Carl Henry Wetzel

Carl Henry Wetzel, formerly of Corsicana and Levelland, Texas, and at the time of his passing a 35 year resident of Kenai, Alaska, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2004 at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna, Alaska with his family by his side. He was 75.

Memorial services were held Saturday, March 6, at the Kasilof Community Church. Pastor Paul Kupferschmid officiated at the service. The family gathered for a private visitation on Friday, March 5 at Peninsula Memorial Chapel, Kenai, Alaska.

Mr. Wetzel's graveside rites will be conducted at a later date at the Patterson Cemetery and/or St. Elmo Cemetery at Navarro County. At the Alaska services, Honorary pallbearers were Brandon C. Timmerman, Carl E. Wetzel, Tyson O. Wetzel, Travis Wetzel, Pvt. Scott R. Sausedo, Joey Faulkner, Jason L. Stuart, and Carl's good friends Ray Carr of Humble; Ron Frison and Bill Stuart of Kenai, Alaska; and Bud Keener of Palm Springs, Calif.

Mr. Wetzel was born March 16, 1928 in Emhouse to Otto Fredrick and Mary Epsy Wetzel. He was happily united in marriage to Alta "Lynn" Walker Wetzel on May 28, 1949 in Corsicana.

Mr. Wetzel attended Emhouse Community School and numerous Oil and Gas Field training programs during his career in the Alaskan Cook Inlet Oilfields. Mr. Wetzel was a career oilfield worker and worked in Texas and many Western States as a Hot Oil Truck Operator for American Hot Oil Co. of Levelland; he began his Alaskan work career in 1969 on the Cook Inlet Platforms as a Maintenance Foreman and concluded his career in the Kenai Gas Field as an Operator for Unocal in 1993.

He was a member of the Kenai Elks, a Lifetime member of Fifth Street Baptist Church, Levelland, and locally attended Soldotna and Kenai First Baptist Churches and the Kasilof Community Church as his family moved often on the Kenai Peninsula from 1969 to 2004. Carl was a beloved father and husband, Grandfather and Great Grandfather, brother and uncle who had many, many friends whom he cared deeply for.

He had an incomparable zest for life and an abiding belief in everlasting life. His favorite quote was "eat, drink and be merry"; and his favorite scriptures were John 3:16 and Psalm 23," his family said.

Mr. Wetzel served in the Army National Guard in Corsicana as an Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic attached to Company "D," 143rd Infantry. Carl loved, fishing, sports of all kinds, especially the Dallas Cowboys, bowling, baseball and was happiest on the golf course. He was often named "Best Coach" of Levelland Little League Baseball Association at the local and Regional Tournaments in the 1960s.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto Fredrick and Mary Epsy Williams Wetzel; brothers, Bud, Rusty, Edward Lee; and sisters, AnnieBob, Pauline, Letha McClintock, Hazel Smith, Suda Faye Moore; and his Granddaughter Tara Leah Wetzel of Soldotna, Alaska; and several beloved in laws, Florence DeRusha Wetzel of Odessa, Al LeFan of Fort Worth and Earl McClintock of Fort Worth.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Alta "Lynn" Wetzel of Kenai; daughters, Carla Timmerman Stuart of Kenai and Cynthia Lynn Sausedo of Virginia Beach, Va. formerly of Sterling, Alaska; sons, Burton Lee (Speedy) Wetzel of Anchorage; and Carroll James Wetzel of Prescott, Ariz. and Soldotna, Alaska; and their spouses, Keith L. Stuart, Melody L. Wetzel, Grace Anderson-Wetzel, Michael Sausedo; and grandchildren, Stacey Ackerman, Brandon Carl Timmerman, Tyson and Jennifer Wetzel, Travis Wetzel, Keiki Brianna Wetzel, and Carl Edward Wetzel, Pvt. Scott R. Sausedo presently serving in Iraq; Jason L. Stuart, Joey Faulkner, and Justin, Travis, Brandon and Heather Anderson of Arizona; four great-grandchildren Natasha Ackerman of Kenai and Sierra, Luke and Dylan Ackerman of Hollister, Calif.; sisters, Mary Lou Lefan of Cleburne; and Geneva Flo Hanks of Ennis and many beloved nieces and nephews and their children's families too numerous to list of Texas and New Mexico; sisters and brother inlaws, Marvin Hanks of Ennis, Barbara Hayes of Conchas Dam, N.M. and Margaret Walker of Los Lunas, N.M. and their families; and niece Deanne Wetzel Kimbrell and husband Johnnie Kimbrell and family of Price, Texas; and nephew Don Leland and Dixie Wetzel of Wichita Falls and family; the Bobby Earl McClintock family of Fort Worth; John Wayne O'Neal family of California; and in laws Richard and Lagaya Hayes family of Hobbs, N.M.; and Jim and Sharon Howard family of Corsicana all whom Carl had a special closeness with.

Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Carl H. Wetzel and family at 1002 Kaknu Way, Kenai, AK 99611 and in lieu of flowers the family requests gifts or donations be made to the charity of your choice or to the Kasilof Community Church, 234 Pollard Loop Rd., Kasilof, Alaska 99610.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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Marcella Morris

Marcella Morris, 78, of Kerens passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2004 in Kerens. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Marvin O. Stutts
abt 1926 - Jun 12, 1990

Marvin O. Stutts, 64, of Athens, died June 12, 1990, at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Paschal funeral Home, with the Rev. Jimmy Munns and the Rev. David Hill officiating.  Burial will be in the Kerens City Cemetery.

He was a veteran of World War II and retired from LTV Corp. in Dallas after 30 years.

He is survived by three daughters, Carla Reston of Burleson, Kristi Rhodes of North Carolina, and Cindy Stutts of California; six brothers, T. L. Stutts and C. W. Stutts, both of Corsicana, W. W. Stutts of Jacksonville, C. E. Stutts and Thomas L. Stutts, both of Houston, and D. L. Stutts of Athens; four sisters, Doris Johnston of Malakoff, Melba Fuller of Athens, Ann Gilbert of Canton, and Judy Hughes; and two grandchildren.  Nephews will server as pallbearers.

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