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J. C. Wilson

WILSON - Corsicana, Tex., Aug. 21. - J. C. Wilson, a well-known citizen of Angus, in the county, died at his home yesterday morning at 5 o'clock and was buried this morning.

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Neely Anderson
1880 - Jul 1948

NEELY ANDERSON FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Neely Anderson, aged 68 years, formerly of Corsicana, died in Lindale Friday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Pentecostal Church of God. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. W. Walker, pastor of the church.
Surviving are his wife of Lindale; five sons, Woodrow and John L. Anderson both of Dumas; J. C. Anderson, Pasadena, Texas; Tommie and Calvin Anderson, both of Lindale; two daughters, Miss Charlene Anderson, Lindale, and Mrs. Sam Mims, Corsicana; two grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Dora Caskey and Mrs. Daisy Donohoo, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.
Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Corsicana Rites Held for Neely Anderson
Special to the News
CORSICANA, Texas, July 25. - Funeral services were held here Sunday for Neely Anderson, 68, of Lindale, formerly of Corsicana, who died Friday.
Surviving are his wife of Lindale; five sons, Woodrow Anderson and John L. Anderson, both of Dumas; J. C. Anderson, Pasadena, and Tommy Anderson, both of Lindale; two daughters, Miss Charlene Anderson, Lindale, and Mrs. Sam Mims, Corsicana; two grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Dora Caskey and Mrs. Daisy Donoho, born of Corsicana.

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Mrs. George Boone Anderson

Services for Mrs. Boone Anderson, 84, a native Texan and a Winkler resident seventy-five years, were held from the St. Elmo Baptist Church.
Burial was in the St. Elmo Cemetery. Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Gene Whitlock of Dallas, Mrs. Clyde Walker of Winkler and Mrs. Lenard Lee of Streetman, and a granddaughter.

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Mrs. Boone Anderson

Mrs. Boone Anderson, 84, native Texan, died in the Navarro Clinic early Sunday morning after a long illness.
Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p. m., from the St Elmo Baptist church with burial in the St. Elmo Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev M. O. Sutherland, pastor of the Powell Baptist church, formerly of Streetman.
A native of Polk County, Texas Mrs. Anderson was born January 19, 1869. She had resided in the Winkler community 75 years- and had been a member of the St Elmo Baptist church since childhood.
Surviving are her husband of Winkler; three daughters, Mrs. Gene Whltlock, Dallas; Mrs. Clyde Walker, Winkler, and Mrs. Lenard Lee, Streetman; a granddaughter Miss Mary Alice Lee, Winkler and  a number of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Pallbearers were J. W. Phippes Willie D. Pillans, Wayne Pillans Bill Broun, Horace Grayson, Theron Bigham, Jester Neal and Hallie Rash.
Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Emma Josephine (Pursley) Tickle-Anderson

Mrs. Emma Anderson Rites Held at Pursley
Special to the News
CORSICANA, Texas, April 9. - Mrs. Emma Josephine Anderson, 85, long-time Navarro County resident, died in Sulphur Spring. Funeral services were conducted from the Pursley Baptist Church Tuesday with burial in the Pursley Cemetery.
Surviving are three sons, Home O. Anderson, Anahuac; Alton B. Anderson, Pursley, and Oscar S. Anderson, Azle; three daughter, Mrs. A. B. Worsham, Sulphur Springs; Mrs. C. E. Johnson, Houston, and Mrs. Myrtle Rutland, Dallas; brother, Henry Pursley, Pursley; fifteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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Thomas W. Allman

Thomas W. Allman
Special to the News
CORSICANA, Texas, July 28. - Funeral services were held here Thursday for Thomas W. Allman, 66. A former Corsicana businessman, Allman died here Wednesday at the home of an aunt, Mrs. Kate Elliston.

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William Elbert Anderson
Oct 25, 1880 - Mar 13, 1950

William E. Anderson
Special to the News
CORSICANA, Texas, March 15. - William Elbert Anderson, 69, formerly of Corsicana, died in Buffalo Monday. Funeral services were held here Tuesday, with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maud Anderson of Buffalo; a son, W. F. Anderson of Dallas, and five brothers.

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William Elbert Anderson

W. E. Anderson Of Buffalo Buried Here On Tuesday

William Elbert Anderson, 69, former Corsicana resident, died at his home in Buffalo Monday.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. M. Cadwalder and Rev. Bracy Greer, Pentacostal ministers.

Surviving are his wife, the Rev. Mrs. Maud Anderson, Buffalo; a son, W. F. Anderson, Dallas; and five brothers, Walter, Dan, Harvey, Hugh and William Baker, all of Dawson, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Elbert Cox, Joe Palmeri, Sr., W. S. Schomerus, Earl McKnight, Ashford Myers, and T. E. Kiser.

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DuncanRodolph Adkinson, Capt.

Adkinson. - Corsicana, Texas, June 29. Captain D. R. Adkinson died last night. He served in the Army of Northern Virginia as Colonel of Artillery and was County Clerk of this county. He was made a Mason on the battlefield of Petersburg in 1864, taking all the degrees by dispensation at one time.

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Warren D. Ambrose

Oilman of Fort Worth dies at Lake Home

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 19 (AP). - Warren D. Ambrose, 57, independent oil operator and a Fort Worth resident for about twenty years, died Thursday at his home, Eagle's Nest, on Eagle Mountain Lake. In addition to his wife, Mr. Ambrose is survived by two sons, Joseph D. Ambrose and Warren D. Ambrose Jr.; one daughter, Mrs. George R. Shepherd, all of Fort Worth; his mother, Mrs. Joseph D. Ambrose of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. J. Wesley Edens of Corsicana; two nephews, Wesley Edens and Ambrose Edens of Corsicana, and three grandchildren.

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Alice (Cuthrell) Anderson

Mrs. Anderson's Funeral Arranged
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Cuthrell Anderson, a member of two pioneer Texas families, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lindley Funeral Chapel in Navasota, Grimes County.
Mrs. Anderson, who lived in Corsicana, Navarro County, died Thursday in a Dallas hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Roger W. Anderson of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. R. B. Floyd of Navasota; a sister, Mrs. J. W. Bake of Dallas; a brother, R. E. Cuthrell of Houston, and three grandchildren.

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Mrs. J. P. Anderson

Came to Navarro in 1865, Woman Dies
Special to the News
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 12 - Mrs. J. P. Anderson, 64, born near Tallahassee, Fla., pioneer resident of Navarro County, coming to this county with her parents in December of 1865, died at her home here Sunday at midnight. Her husband died thirty-two years ago as the result of injuries received in a gin accident. Mrs. Anderson has been a resident of Corsicana thirty-one years, moving to this city from Winkler, Navarro County, where the family settled upon their arrival from Florida.
Funeral services will be conducted at the home here Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock with burial in the St. Elmo Cemetery near Winkler.

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Joseph D. Ambrose

Joseph D. Ambrose, 68, Dies in Corsicana
Special to the News.
CORSICANA. Texas. April 22. - Joseph D. Ambrose, 68, native of Kentucky but resident of Corsicana thirty-seven years, died Sunday night and was buried here Monday.
Mr. Ambrose was well known in Corsicana and Navarro County, having been manager of the ice company here since coming to Corsicana in 1892.
Formerly he was secretary of the Corsicana school board and a member of the United Charities board.
Surviving are his wife, one son, Warren D. Ambrose, Dallas, and a daughter, Mrs. J. Wesley Edens, Corsicana.

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Mary Arandondo

ARANDONDO - Corsicana. Texas. Oct. 2. - Mary Arandondo, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ramon Arandondo, died Thursday on the D. R. Roman farm near Corbet. The funeral will be held Saturday.

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Joe Archer

ARCHER - Corsicana, Texas, June 3. - Funeral services for Joe Archer, 32, who died at his home on Highway 31 Saturday, were held at the Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church Sunday afternoon. Surviving are his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Archer of Angus; one brother and two sisters.

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Sidney W. Archer

ARCHER - Corsicana, Texas, Nov. 23 - Sidney W. Archer, 66, of Fort Worth, died at a Fort Worth hospital Monday morning. Funeral services will be held here Tuesday. Archer lived in Corsicana for a number of years before moving to Fort Worth twenty-six years ago. Surviving are his wife, two brothers and two sisters.

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Rev Ramsey Clark Armstrong

 


Ramsey Clark Armstrong, Jr.

ARMSTRONG. - Corsicana, Texas. Sept. 23. - Funeral services for R. C. Armstrong Jr., 66, Fort Worth attorney, will be held at the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home here Sunday at 10:15 a.m. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Mr. Armstrong was hurt fatally when he fell while descending the stairway in the Insurance Building in Fort Worth, where he maintained his office. His skull was fractured and he died in a hospital an hour later. Survivors are a son, R. C. Armstrong III, Fort Worth; a brother, George W. Armstrong, Fort Worth; and three sisters, Mrs. Mittie McCammon, Fort Worth; Mrs. A. B. Flanary, Dallas, and Mrs. O. K. Shannon, Fort Worth.

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Robert F. Arnett
Nov 1882 - May 20, 1940


ARNETT - Corsicana, Texas. May 22. - Funeral for Robert F. Arnett, 56, who died in Austin, was held at Kerens. Surviving are his wife; six brothers and sisters, Mrs. S. E. Markham, Woodbury, Tenn.; Sam Arnett, Laketon, Texas; Mrs. J. D. Miles, Kerens; W. D. Arnett, Kerens; Mrs. Kate Martin, Doyle, and Jim Arnett, Corsicana.

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ROBERT F. ARNETT BURIED AT KERENS TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the W. A. Price residence in Kerens for Robert F. Arnett, aged 56 years, who died Monday in Austin. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. A. E. Harrison of the First Baptist church in Kerens.

Mr. Arnett had resided in the Kerens and Powell areas for the past 45 years.

Surviving are his wife, of Kerens; six brothers and sisters, Mrs. S. E. Markham, Woodbury, Tenn.; Sam Arnett, Laketon, Texas; Mrs. J. D. Miles, Kerens; W. S. Arnett, Kerens; Mrs. Kate Martin, Doyle; and Jim Arnett, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Robert Campbell, Roy Harrison, W. A. Price, W. S. Johnson, E. Tramel and Russell Carroll.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Hugh M. Arnold
May 30, 1855 - Dec 18, 1927

Death Takes H. M. Arnold.
Special to the News.
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 19. - Hugh M. Arnold, 69, died at the Navarro County Hospital Sunday and the funeral services were held Monday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lula Overby, Corsicana; two sons, Miller Arnold, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, and Jesse Arnold, New Orleans, La.; six sisters, Mrs. P. E. Murrah and Mrs. J. D. Walls, both of Mississippi; Mrs. Mary Weatherall, Mrs. Carried Rice, Mrs. Lizzie Thomas, all of Memphis, Tenn.; Mrs. Kate Hillhouse, Birmingham, Ala., and one half-brother, Charlie Arnold, Memphis, Tenn.

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Daniel Howell

HOWELL - Corsicana. Tex., Nov. 17 - Daniel Howell, a prominent farmer near Petty's chapel, died of typhoid fever at his home this morning. His wife died one year ago, leaving seven young children.

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Emily (Van Hook) Middleton

MIDDLETON - Corsicana, Tex., Nov. 3. - Mrs. Emily Middleton, aged 94 years, died at the residence of N. A.
Brown, on West Ninth avenue, and was buried this afternoon at 3 o'clock at Oakwood cemetery. The deceased was one of the old landmarks of Navarro County.

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Asa Kelly

KELLY - Corsicana, Tex., Nov. 17 - Asa Kelly, for twenty years a resident of Corsicana, died of consumption in his room on West Collin street this morning and was buried this afternoon. Deceased was a man highly esteemed by all who knew him.

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Charles Roy Arnett

Charles Arnett, former resident of Corsicana, was burned to death of Pampa Sunday, according to word reaching here. It is thought that a can of gasoline exploded. Mr. Arnett was running a combine threshing machine.
The body will be forwarded to Corsicana, but the time of its arrival has not been announced. Funeral services will be held here.
Mr. Arnett is survived by his wife, his father, J. M. Arnett, who lives three miles north of Corsicana; two brothers, Frank Arnett, Corsicana; Robert Arnett, Dallas, and one sister, Mrs. Allie Lake, Corsicana.

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Dr. T. S. Armstrong

FORMER DALLAS PASTOR KILLED
Dr. T. S. Armstorng Run Over By Train at Grosbeck

Dr. T. S. Armstrong, 66, local Methodist minister, was killed Sunday evening when he was run over by a northbound Southern Pacific freight train.
Dr. Armstrong was on his way to the post office when he was killed. He and a party of kinsmen were arranging a deer hunt and in a few days he expected to be on the Texas-Mexican border for this purpose.
Dr. Armstrong was going to the depot to mail a letter when the train struck him. His head and leg were badly bruised. Becoming alarmed over her husband's prolonged absence, Mrs. Armstrong went to look for him and almost stumbled over the body. The station agent heard her shrikes and came to her assistance.
Dr. Armstrong was widely known in Texas and had spent forty-seven years in preaching all over the State. He had been stationed at Oak Cliff, Waco, and numerous important stations. He had been presiding elder for eight years and withdrew from the cabinet when he thought he should step aside and let others serve in this capacity. He was a native of Panola County.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. J. P. McCullough of Dallas; a son, James Armstrong of Dallas; two brothers, Emmett and James of Center, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Sessums of Dallas, and his mother, Mrs. Cynthia Armstrong, 101 years old, of Dallas.
Funeral services will be held here at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning and at
3 o'clock in the afternoon at the First Methodist Episcopal Church, South at Corsicana, with Presiding Elder A. W. Hall of Corsicana officiating. Burial will be in Corsicana.


December 5, 1927, Dallas, Texas
Dr. Armstrong was one of the early pastors of the Oak Cliff Methodist Church, coming to the church in the fall of 1891. Later he served as pastor of the First Methodist Church at Arlington.
Mrs. James Armstrong, mother of Dr. Armstrong, lives at 612 East Sixth street. A sister, Mrs. Carrie Sessions; a son, James Armstrong and a daughter, Mrs. Gilpin McCullough, also live in Dallas.


December 7, 1927, Groesbeck, Texas
Investigation of the accidental killing of Dr. T. S. Armstrong here Sunday night showed that he was not run over by a train, as at first reported, but was his and knocked down by a large box car in the train.
An inspection of the train at Corsicana showed it was the twenty-second car from the engine which struck Dr. Armstrong.
The minister had crossed the track to mail a letter at the depot. As he was knocked down, both arms were broken, the side of his face and head were crushed and he was killed instantly.

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Johnnie Lee Arnold, Miss.

Funeral services for Miss Johnnie Lee Arnold, 45, native of Navarro County, were held here Sunday. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery north of Kerens.
Miss Arnold died at her home Friday night after an extended illness.
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Mattie Arnold, Corsicana; two brothers, Tom Arnold and W. E. Arnold, both of Amarillo, and three sisters, Mrs. Marie Richards and Mrs. Hugh Lynd, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Bud West, Britton.

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L. W. Armstrong, Mrs.

Mrs. L. W. Armstrong, 57, of Brady, died Tuesday. Funeral was held Wednesday. Surviving are her husband, two sons, Stokes and Charles Joe Armstrong, all of Barry; a daughter, Mrs. A. M. Shows, Richland; six grandchildren and a brother, Ed Stokes, Dallas.

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  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Dec 25, 1941
  • Mrs. L. W. Armstrong, died Dec 1941

Eldon Griffin and Otho Langston

Double funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church Sunday for Otho Langston, 20, all-State high school football star, and Eldon L. Griffin, 21, at home on a furlough from the United States Navy, who were killed in an automobile accident Friday midnight.
Jack Griffin, brother of Eldon; Bill Pruitt, Arthur Lee Hewitt and Allen Martin, who also were in the car, were injured.
Griffin, who had been in the navy three years, had planned to return to his ship, the U. S. S. Chicago, at Los Angeles Saturday. Langston was a member of the Corsicana Tiger eleven in 1934 and attended the College of Marshall last fall.
Surviving Griffin are his parents, Mr. Mrs. John Griffin; two brothers and one sister. Langston is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Langston; two brothers and one sister.

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Thomas C. Cook
Sept. 3, 1920 - May 3, 2005

Thomas C. Cook, 84, was born Sept. 3, 1920, to Clyde Cook and Mattie Stubbs Cook. He died Tuesday, May 3, 2005, in San Antonio.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Mae Walker Cook in December 1985.

Mr. Cook grew up in the Corsicana, Navarro County, area. He served in World War II as an Army first sergeant on the European Front. He landed D-Day plus six days and fought through the Battle of the Bulge to the Rhine River. After the war, he joined the Texas Department of Public Safety as a trooper. He started his career in the Hallettsville area before moving to the Laredo office. In 1967 the Laredo Jaycees honored Cook with their Lawman of the Year Award. Cook retired from the DPS while working in the San Antonio office. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio.

He is survived by his sons, Danny Cook and his wife Jane of Texarkana, Texas, and Steven Ware and his wife Nancy of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister, Bertie Cook Dyer of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Helen Barber of Corpus Christi; special nephew, Ken Barber and his wife Susan of San Antonio; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at Sunset Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio. The funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 9, at the funeral home with the Rev. Ron Hill officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery under the auspices of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Masonic Lodge. Flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Sunset Funeral Home, San Antonio.

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Charlie David Ivey
July 8, 1932 - May 8, 2005

Charlie David Ivey
7/8/1932 - 5/8/2005

Charlie David Ivey, 72, of Dallas, NC, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2005, in Princeton TX.

Services will be today at 1 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Storey officiating. Interment will be at New Pursley Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jim Henderson, David Keel, Chris Mason, James Ivey, Jack Gonzales and Jacob Storey.

Mr. Ivey was born July 8, 1932, in Detroit, TX. He was a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Mary Ivey; his granddaughter, Heather Breanna Parker and his great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Skalecki.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and Don Haueter, of Princeton; son and daughter-in-law, Charlie Jr. and Debra Ivey of Gaffney, SC; son, Wesley Ivey of Princeton; son and daughter-in-law, James and Glenda Ivey of Glendale, SC; son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Karen Parker of Fort White, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Richard Mason of Cherryville, NC; daughter, Laura Ivey of Kings Mountain, NC; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Jim Henderson of Shawnee, OK; sister, Peggy Ivey of Shawnee; brothers, Walker Ivey of Lawndale, NC, and Andy Ivey of Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Roy Lynn Williams
Dec 1, 1930 - May 11, 2005

Roy Lynn Williams, 74, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2005, in Corsicana.

Services will be Saturday, May 14, 2005, at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Steve Orbison officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Williams was born Dec. 1, 1930, in Currie, TX. He was a veteran and the owner and operator of Leo’s Plumbing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Kathryn Williams.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Bernadette Williams of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa S. and Phillip Kraus of Naperville, IL; son, Lynn S. Williams of Richardson; brother, Joe Donald Williams of Rice; one grandson, Andrew Kraus, and two granddaughters, Ashly Kraus and Joanie Williams.

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Raymond Wallace Summers
Jan 16, 1950 - May 8, 2005

Raymond Wallace Summers, 55, of Pursley passed away Sunday, May 8, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Brother Chet Brake and Brother Brad Brittain officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Langford, Daniel Kelley, Mark Kelley, Jeffrey Ganze, Micah Langford, Bryan Kelley, Kyle Parrish and Dustin Ganze. Honorary pallbearers will be the 2005 Dawson High School baseball team.

Mr. Summers was born Jan. 16, 1950, in Dallas to Norman and Bobbie West Summers. He was a member of Pursley Missionary Baptist
Church. He graduated from Dawson High School in 1968 and Tarleton State University.

Survivors include his parents, Norman and Bobbie Summers of Dawson; wife, Dianne Summers of Pursley; son, Doug Summers of Austin; stepdaughters and their husbands, Kristie and Keith Melton and Melanie and Harry Dotson; step grandchildren, Hunter and Logan Melton and Lane and Luke Dotson; sister and brother-in-law, Kay and Walter Langford of Temple; nephews, Aaron and Micah Langford of Temple; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dorothy and Calvin Ganze.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Dawson Scholarship Fund.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Rhonda Ann Whitfield
Aug 30, 1962 - May 9, 2005

Rhonda A. Whitfield

Rhonda A. Whitfield, 42, of Corsicana passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, May 9, 2005, at her home in Corsicana. She was born Aug. 30, 1962, in Mexia.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will be held at Oakwood Cemetery.

The family requests that people wear bright colors to the services in honor of Rhonda’s life.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

 

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James Oliver Frost
April 5, 1927 - May 8, 2005

James Oliver Frost, 78, of Kerens passed away Sunday, May 8, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 4 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kathy Mordecai officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dan Landi, Royce Hassell, Bill Baxter, Guy Mordecai, Kenny Berry, James Kelley, Stanton Ragsdale and Jerry Garrison.

Mr. Frost was born April 5, 1927, in New Castle, Pa. to Oliver S. Frost and Irene (Hookway) Frost. He was a retired teacher. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of First United Methodist Church of Kerens.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Frost of Kerens; daughters, Dian Everett of Katy and Jackie Ginn of Waco; grandchildren, Amber Eggers and fiancé Stephen Fojt, Eric Carver and wife Ashley, Sarah Carver, Katie Whitt, Chelsea Whitfield and Cameron Whitfield; great-grandchildren, Tristan Fojt, Jace and Parker Carver and Kyler and Addison Carver; step granddaughter, Mandy Spears; sister, Margaret Dolling and husband Bill of New Castle, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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J. C. Buchanan Jr.
Aug 24, 1930 - May 10, 2005

J. C. Buchanan Jr. went home to be with the Lord May 10, 2005, knowing that his family will join him there one day.
Memorial services were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church.

He had donated his body to the Southwestern Medical School of Dallas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clay and Ethel Buchanan; and brother, Luther Buchanan.

He left behind his devoted wife of 49 years, Jimmie Buchanan; daughters, Ginger Crutchfield of Dawson and Janna and husband Tony Barlow of Corsicana; son, Douglas and wife Karen Buchanan of Waco; grandchildren, Valerie Baker of Houston, Blake Barlow of Corsicana, Andrea and Hayden Crutchfield of Dawson, and Clayton, Clark and Crew Buchanan of Waco; sisters, Jaunell Eades and husband Billy Joe of Woolforth, Patsy Wilson of Washington and Peggy Reagan and husband Robert of Oklahoma.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the youth children’s camp scholarships or to the building fund at First Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - May 12, 2005
  • Social Security Death Index:
    J C BUCHANAN 24 Aug 1930, 10 May 2005, (V) 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 465-42-9588 Texas

Larry Lynn Back
Oct 25, 1943 - May 30, 2005

Larry Lynn Back was born Oct. 25, 1943, and went home to fish and make furniture for our Lord on May 30, 2005. He was raised in Corsicana and after graduating Corsicana High School, he joined the Air Force in 1962 and served until 1966. During his service, he volunteered to serve in Vietnam, but due to his valuable position at Strategic Air Command he was not allowed. Upon completion of his military duty, he married Beverly Lynn Herrin on June 1, 1968. From this wonderful union were born four children, three boys and one girl — Gregory Lynn, Brian David, Michael Howell and Keri Ann. Larry worked for the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier for over 25 years delivering mail to the citizens of Corsicana, many of which he knew the names and addresses by heart, even of those not on his route. Larry was involved in the upbringing of his children, including Boy Scouts, working to help with baseball, football, soccer, track, volleyball and softball. He enjoyed camping and fishing and always tried to make the best of life.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Audrey Back; and sister, Patsy Back.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Back of Corsicana; sons, Gregory Lynn Back and Brian David Back, both of Corsicana, and Michael Howell Back and wife Dacia of Anna; daughter, Keri Ann Back and fiancé Clay Coker of Corsicana; brothers, Bobby Back of Weatherford and Charles Back of Alabama; and sister, Joann Swenson of Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Earl H. Newton Jr.
Sep 2, 1920 - May 28, 2005

Earl H. Newton Jr., 84, of Kerrville entered into rest May 28, 2005, at a Kerrville care facility.

Mr. Newton was born Sept. 2, 1920, in Corsicana to Dr. Earl H. Newton and Myrtle Thompson Newton. He grew up in Corsicana and graduated from the University of Texas. He had a large book collection and enjoyed reading.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dr. William T. Newton.

He is survived by his sister-in-law, Patricia Newton; niece, Ellen Stephanie Newton LoVato; three nephews, Christian David Newton, William Randle Newton and John Lordan Newton; and two cousins, Mildred B. Griffith and Mary Elizabeth Morrison.

Private interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.
Arrangements by Kerrville Funeral Home, Kerrville.

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Bernice Eula (Herron) Littleton
Sep 18, 1918 - May 28, 2005

Funeral service for Mrs. Bernice Eula Herron Littleton, 86, of Glenn Heights, who passed away May 28, 2005, at Windsor Place Nursing Home in Lancaster, will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Heartline Ministries Worship Center, 2414 S. Buckner, Dallas. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana.

Bernice Eula Herron Littleton was born Sept. 18, 1918, in Chatfield to the parentage of the Rev. and Mrs. Henderson Herron. She received her formal education in the Corsicana school system.

She met and married Alford Lee Littleton and to this union three children were born. She later met and married C.B. Cooksey and to this union a son and daughter were born. She was preceded in death by a son, Perry, and a daughter, Brenda.

She united with the St. James Baptist Church of Odessa, where she served as an usher and loyal member until her health failed in 2003.
Survivors include her children, Alford Littleton of Glenn Heights, Mentha Cooksey Andrews of Mesquite and Geraldine Williams of Lancaster; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Thelma Herron of Waco; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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James Lawrence Ranft

James Lawrence Ranft, 71, of Graham passed away Sunday, May 29, 2005, at his residence. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 31, at the Morrison Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Finfrock, pastor of Oak Street Baptist Church and Wayne Peters of Graham officiating. Burial followed at Gilmore Cemetery in the Finis Community. Arrangements were under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.

Mr. Ranft was born June 26, 1933, in Dallas to Kathryn (Smith) Ranft and the late G. D. Ranft. He married Patsy Gilmore on Aug. 1, 1956, in Corsicana. He was a member of Crestview United Methodist Church, a veteran of the United States Army, the Graford Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite. Mr. Ranft was self-employed in the oil business.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Ranft of Graham; mother, Kathryn Ranft of Decatur; sons, Thom Ranft and wife Nancy, Mark Ranft and wife Penny and Dan Ranft and wife Jain, all of Graham; sister, Judy Lewis of Krum; and a brother, Tom Ranft of Graford. Seven grandchildren also survive

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  • Graham Leader Jun 13, 2005

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