Obituaries from
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Henry Baudus
died Aug. 1907

KILLED BY LIGHTNING
Negro Looses Life and Two White Men Hurt

Henry Baudus, colored, and two white men, one by the name of Jockey Burns, were struck by lightning this afternoon while going in at the gate at the fair grounds, one mile and a half south of Mineral Wells.
The lightning instantly killed the negro, striking him first, and stunned the two white men and seriously hurt them. The negro is from Corsicana and had only been here during the races. He was about 35 years old. While the two white men are seriously hurt, news from the fair grounds late this afternoon is to the effect that they will recover.

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Cora Ada (Garner) Anderson
Mar 8, 1880 - Apr 2, 1936

Mrs. Cora Ada Anderson, 56, died at the family home in the Retreat community Thursday. Funeral services will be held at Ward Cemetery Friday. Mrs. Anderson had lived in Navarro County thirty-five years.
Surviving are her husband, C. M. Anderson; three sons, Otto, William and Calvin Anderson, all of Corsicana; three daughter, Mrs. Blanche Martin of Corsicana, Miss Mary Lee Anderson and Mrs. Andrew Fouler of Kilgore; two brothers and two sisters.

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Andrew Jackson Berryhill
Aug 7, 1874 - Oct 14, 1934

BERRYHILL - Corsicana, Texas. Oct. 15. - A. J. Berryhill, 60, was instantly killed Sunday afternoon when he was struck by a Burlington Lines engine here. Relatives said he left his home in the Farmer community Sunday morning to come to Corsicana. Surviving are his wife, nine children and five brothers.

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Mary Hix (Blackmon) Bell
Jul 22, 1863 - Apr 27, 1937

Mrs. Thomas Bell, 72, resident of Navarro County for forty years, died at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Eugene McAdams, at Emhouse Tuesday.  Funeral services were held at Frost Wednesday afternoon. Surviving are six sons, William Thomas Bell, Frost; Robert and Claude Bell, of Eureka; Leon, Jim and Luther Bell, of Emhouse; a daughter, Mrs. McAdams, Emhouse, and a brother, William Blackmon, Oklahoma City, Okla.

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AGED EMHOUSE WOMAN DIED THERE TUESDAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Mrs. Thomas Bell, 72, resident of Navarro county for the past 40 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eugene McAdams at Emhouse Tuesday afternoon after a lingering illness. The funeral was held at Frost Wednesday afternoon where interment was made.
A native of Mobile, Ala., she came to Texas when a small child. She was married in Denton to Thomas Bell, who died in Blooming Grove in 1925.
Surviving are six sons, William Thomas Bell, Frost; Robert and Claude Bell, both of Eureka; Leon, Jim and Luther Bell, all of Emhouse; a daughter, Mrs. McAdams, Emhouse; and a brother, William Blackmon, Oklahoma City, Okla.

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Jessie Tilce Garlington
Dec 10, 1863 - Aug 4, 1929

J. T. Garlington, Navarro County Merchant, Dies
Special to The News

BARRY, Navarro Co., Texas, Aug. 16. - J. T. Garlington, merchant of Cryer Creek, Navarro County, since 1890, died at his home and was buried in Grange Hill Cemetery near the community in which he had lived for half a century.
Mr. Garlington was born in Louisianan in 1863 and moved to Texas in 1879, settling in the Cryer Creek community, where he lived continuously until his death. He opened a general store at Cryer Creek in 1890 and remained actively in charge of this business for thirty-nine years. He was married to Miss Minnie Russell in 1886, and to this union were born three children, two of whom died in infancy. The other is the wife of E. J. Cruse, merchant of Cryer Creek.
Mr. Garlington had four brothers, L. A. Garlington of Dallas, Mose Garlington of Ballinger, Will Garlington of Corsicana and Ben Garlington at Athens. Two half brothers, Eugene and Dee Garlington of Louisiana, also survive.
Service was his motto, and Mr. Garlington conducted his general store at Cryer Creek to give service to his friends and neighbors. Many times when larger stores in larger towns and cities were unable to furnish merchandise wanted by customers, they told their customers, "If you can't get what you want here go to J. T. Garlington at Cryer Creek and he will get it for you."

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Alexander S. Aron
Aug 17, 1878 - Dec 30, 1950

Alexander S. Aron Buried at Corsicana
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 1 - Alexander S. Aron, 78, retired Moody merchant, died in Beaumont Saturday. He formerly was a merchant in Corsicana.
Funeral services were held here Monday. Burial was in the Hebrew Cemetery with the Masonic Lodge in charge.
Surviving are his wife, a son, Aubrey, Aron, Beaumont; two daughters, Mrs. E. W. Huegatter, Dalhart, and Mrs. C. C. McMahon, New Orleans, and seven grandchildren.

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Alexander Aron Services Monday

Alexander S. Aaron, 78, retired merchant, died at the home of his son, Aubrey Aron, in Beaumont Saturday.

He formerly was a merchant in Corsicana, retired at Moody, Texas, a year ago and went to Beaumont.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Hebrew Cemetery. Sydney Marks read the service at the chapel while the Masonic Lodge conducted the graveside rites.

Surviving are his wife of Beaumont; one son, two daughters, Mrs. E. W. Huegatter, Dalhart, and Mrs. C. C. McMahon, New Orleans, and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Henry Levy, Ben Miller, Henry Goldsmith, Sam Allen, Swint Huling and Archie Tinkle.

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Lucy Bailey
died Nov 1947

Mrs. Lucy Bailey  Dies
Special to The  News
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 25. - Mrs. Lucy Bailey, 72, died in a local hospital. Funeral services were held Monday. Surviving are a brother, Walter J. Brothers, Atoka, Okla.; and a sister, Mrs. W. B. Sparkman, Corsicana.

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Enoch R. Batte
died Oct 1919

Batte - Corsicana, Texas, Oct. 3. - Enoch R. Batte, aged 60 years, died at his home on North Eleventh street and was buried at Hopewell Cemetery today.

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Nanny M. Bates
died Aug 1928

Mrs. Nanny Bates Buried.
Special to The News.
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug 15. - Funeral services for Mrs. Nanny M. Bates, 72, native Texan, who died Tuesday, were held Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery, where burial was made. She had resided in
Corsicana about fifteen year.

Surviving are nine children, C. E. Chance, Beaumont; Mrs. Jennie Speer, Trinity; Mrs. E. J. Elms, Corsicana, H. B. Chance, Thornton; Jess Chance, Thornton; Mrs. Willie Mills, Thornton; Lee Chance, Colorado; B. F. Chance, Shamrock; Jim Chance, Corsicana; also thirty-nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Barney B. Bates
died Dec. 1948

Barney B. Bates Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 24. - Barney B. Bates, 81, native of Corsicana, died at his home here Thursday. Funeral services were held here Friday afternoon. Surviving are a brother, Charles F. Bates, Corpus Christi, and several nieces and nephews.

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L. R. Bassham
died Nov. 1933

BASSHAM - Corsicana, Texas.  Nov. 3 - Funeral services for L. R. Bassham, 25, of the Roane community, who died Thursday, were held Friday afternoon at the Crisp Cemetery, seven miles northeast of Ennis, where burial was made. Surviving are his wife; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Bassham, Roane, and three brothers, W. B., J. F. and H. T. Bassham, all of Roane.

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Marshall Molloy Bates
died May 1942

Dean of Oil Scouts In North Texas Buried
WICHITA FALLS, Texas, May 15. - Marshall Molloy Bates, 58, dean of North Texas oil scouts and a resident of Wichita Falls thirty-two years, was buried here with Masonic rites following his death after a lengthy illness. Bates was widely known throughout Texas oil circles.
A native of Corsicana where he grew to young manhood, Bates was a son of the late Capt. Joseph Young and Clara Molloy Bates. After completing his public school education, he attended a commercial college, then obtained employment with the Magnolia refinery at Corsicana. Later he was associated with the Texas Company at Electra and Wichita Falls before entering the service of the Humble company as an oil scout.
Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Miss Clara Molloy Bates; a sister, Miss Lillian Bates of Corsicana, and three brothers, B. B. Bates of Austin, Charles F. Bates of Corpus Christi and J. R. Bates of San Antonio.


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Angela Latham (Aldrich) Allyn
April 10, 1848 - July 13, 1938

ALLYN - Corsicana, July 14. - Mrs. C. H. Ally, 90, pioneer resident of Corsicana, died at her home Wednesday. Funeral services were held Thursday. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. R. L. Hamilton and Mrs. H. D. Johnson, both of Corsicana: two grandsons, W. A. Lang and Robert Hamilton, and two great-grandchildren.

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Funeral Services Mrs. C. H. Allyn Be Held 5 p. m. Today
Mrs. C. H. Allyn, aged 90 years, pioneer resident of Corsicana, died at her home 708 West Seventh avenue, Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the family home Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Interment will be made in
Oakwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Allyn was a native of Mobile, Ala. She and her late husband, Capt. Chas. H. Allyn were married in New Orleans in 1868 and came to Texas a short time later. Capt. Allyn was engaged in the mercantile business and resided at Bryan. When the H.and T. C. railroad was extended northwest, he moved his business to Groesbeck and then to Corsicana. In 1872, when the line was finished to this point, Allyn was a business, financial and civic leader here for many years prior to his death.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. R. L. Hamilton and Mrs. H.D. Johnson, both of Corsicana; two grandsons, W. A. Lang and Robert Hamilton, and two great-grandsons, and other relatives.
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Infant Batts
died Nov. 1937

BATTS - Corsicana, Texas. Nov. 8. - Funeral services were held for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. I. Batts at Richland. Surviving are the parents, a brother and grandmother, Mrs. Belle Elkins of Corsicana.

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Jess Garland
died Aug. 1929

Navarro Resident Dead.
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 5. - Jess Garland, 66, resident of Navarro County since childhood, and merchant at Cryer Creek for forty years, died at his home at Cryer Creek Sunday. The funeral was held Monday with burial in the family burial plot at the Grange Hall Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Jack Cruse of Cryer Creek; three brothers, Will Garland of Ballinger, Alfred Garland of Oklahoma and Ben F. Garland of Richland.

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A. C. Baggett
died April 1930

Man Dies of Injuries.
Special to The News.
CORSICANA. Texas, April 12. - A. C. Baggett of Navarro, 30, died Saturday from injuries received near Angus when his car was struck by another car. Mrs. Baggett received severe head injuries, and it is feared that her injuries may prove serious.
A small child in the car was uninjured. Surviving are his wife, one child; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Baggett, Navarro; two brother, Odie Baggett of Palmer and Ed Baggett of Corbet; five sisters, Mrs. Lula Whiteside of Richland, Mrs. Nannie Cobb of Mabank, Minnie Cowart of Streetman, Eva Mae Clark of Oklahoma and Mrs. Eula Hosch of Roane.

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Cintha Elmira Cain
Died Nov 1916

CAIN - Corsicana, Texas, Nov. 30. - Mrs. Cintha Elmira Cain, aged 82 years, died in Houston yesterday and the body was brought here this morning and taken to Frost for interment.
It was accompanied by her two sons, J. R. and W. B. Cain of Houston, and Andy W. McCord, also of that city, but formerly of Frost. The deceased is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. F. N. Stewart of Fort Cobb, Ok.

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Venerable Woman Dead

Mrs. Cinta Elmira Cain, Formerly of Frost, Died in Houston.

From Thursday’s Daily.

Mrs. Cintha Elmira Cain, age 82 years, died in Houston yesterday and the remains were brother here this morning and taken to Frost for interment beside those of her husband, who died at Frost many years ago while the family live there.

The remains were accompanied by her two sons, J. R. and W. R. Cain of Houston, and Andy W. McCord, also of that city, but formerly of Frost.

The deceased is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. F. N. Stewart of Fort Cobb, Okla.

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  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

  • Semi-Weekly Light, Dec 1, 1916


Leilia Ada (Key) Call
Oct 10, 1863 - Sep 14, 1953

Mrs. Leilia A. Call Dies at Age of 89 At Navarro Farm

Mrs. Leilia A. Call, 89, widow of a former Corsicana mayor and resident of Dallas since 1920, died Monday at her farm home near Blooming Grove, Navarro County, where she was spending the summer.
Born in Navarro County, Mrs. Call moved to Dallas in 1917 after the death of husband, E. O. Call, prominent Corsicana criminal lawyer. She had lived with her son, Norwood F. Call, 2019 Old Orchard, since 1941.
Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Methodist Church in Dresden, Navarro County, whit burial in the Dresden Cemetery. In addition to her son, Mrs. Call is survived by four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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Mrs. E. O. Call Dies At Dresden

Mrs. Lelia A. Call, 89, native of Navarro county, died at her summer farm home south of Dresden Monday morning.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Dresden Methodist church. Burial was in the
Dresden Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Kenneth Bass, pastor of the church.

Mrs. Call, the widow of the late E. O. Call, pioneer Navarro county criminal lawyer, was born October 10, 1863.

She has made her home in Dallas with her son, Norwood Call, the past several winters, but spent the summers on the farm.

The family resided in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are her son, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were J. N. Garitty and Henry Call, both of Corsicana; T. C. Cash, Tyler; John Minefee and Bill Barnes, both of Navarro Mills, and James Lee McNabb, Dallas.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Edwin O. Call
1859 - Nov 1918

A Telegram from Kansas City received by his brother last night announced that E. O. Call had died in a sanitarium at Kansas City. His body will be buried in what is known as the old Dresden Cemetery. Mr. Call was for many years a prominent lawyer in Corsicana and is well known among the lawyers of the State. A few years ago he took up his residence on the Call farm and later made his home in Blooming Grove, this county. He served Corsicana as Alderman and Mayor during his residence here. His wife and two boys, one of whom is in the navy, survive him.

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Elmos B. Cagle
1880 - Sep 28, 1952

E. B. Cagle Rites Held in Dresden
Austin Bureau of The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept. 28. - E. B. Cagle, 72, operator of a grocery store at Dresden, died in Memorial Hospital here early Saturday morning. He recently suffered a heart attack.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Dresden Methodist Church. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife of Dresden; two daughters, Mrs. Celestine Herring of Waco and Dora Cagle of Houston; a son, Jim C. Cagle of Arlington; two brothers, Wesley Cagle of Corsicana and Clint Cagle of Oklahoma; four sisters, Mrs. Dezzie French of Corsicana, Mrs. Fannie Parker of Pickett, Mrs. Ada Brister of Corsicana and Mrs. M. H. Wright of Mildred; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Elmos B. Cagle Dies In Hospital

Elmos B. Cagle, 72, operator of a grocery store between Dresden and Silver City for years, died at Memorial Hospital early Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Dresden Methodist church, with Rev. Pat Brown of Blooming Grove in charge. Burial will be in the
Dresden Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Celestine Herring, Waco, and Dora Cagle, Houston; a son, Jim C. Cagle, Arlington; two brothers, Wesley, Corsicana, and Clint, Oklahoma; four sisters, Mrs. Dezzie French, Corsicana, Mrs. Fannie Parker, Pickett, Mrs. Ada Brister, Corsicana, and Mrs. M. H. Wright, Mildred; five grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

McCormick Funeral Home will direct.

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Eulema (Blackburn) Coker
Oct 16, 1916 - Jun 10, 2005

Eulema Coker

Eulema Coker, 88, of Barry passed away Friday, June 10, 2005, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Don Sawyer officiating.

Mrs. Coker was born Oct. 16, 1916, in Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her son, Billy Ray Coker; and parents, Cliff and Lovie Blackburn.

Survivors include her husband, Lonnie Coker of Barry; sons, J. C. Coker of Plano and Hugh Allen Coker and wife Sharon of Corsicana; daughter, Frankie Lavonne Garza of Barry; grandchildren, Erick Kirby Coker of Robinson, Elizabeth Yvonne Haney of Allen, Meredith Rene Rumsey of Allen, Allen Coker, Christie Coker of Dallas, Tracey Coker of Dallas, Angie Rene Powell of Corsicana, Hugh Allen Coker Jr. of Corsicana, Jim Dale Washington Jr. of Barry, Bradley Shawn Washington of Ennis, Shannon Michelle Avila and husband Victor of Rice, Joe Frank Washington of Barry, Stacey Shelton of Corsicana and Johnny Humphries of Corsicana; and great-grandchildren, Kirby Reed Coker of Dallas, Heather Haney of Allen, Taylor Haney of Allen, Colten Haney of Allen, Madyson Rene Rumsey of Allen, Casey Tapley of Corsicana, Callie Tapley of Corsicana, Avery Washington of Ennis, Zane Washington of Ennis, Victor Avila of Rice and Aaron Avila of Rice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Wanda (Gipson) DuBose
June 28, 1922 - June 10, 2005

Wanda Gipson DuBose

Wanda Gipson DuBose, who was born June 28, 1922, in Rhonesboro, Texas to Herman and Susie Davidson Gipson, passed away June 10, 2005, in Waco. As a child she attended rural schools in Upshur County, and many of her memories of those days are recorded in her son-in-law Thad Sitton's book Ringing the Children In. Following school she moved to Gilmer where she worked at the Bell Hotel. There she met a telegrapher for the Cotton Belt Railroad, Clyde Ward DuBose, whom she married on Aug. 4, 1942. They had one child, Clydette.

Wanda and Clyde moved to Corsicana in 1947 and lived there until relocating to Waco in 1967. Following Clyde's death in 1976, Wanda became active in several organizations including Sul Ross Senior Center, Meals on Wheels, and AARP. She enjoyed dancing and participating in chartered bus trips which she helped organize and lead throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. She was also active in Timber Crest Baptist Church and the Democratic Party. As a charter member of the Brownsboro, Texas Order of Eastern Star she received her fifty-year pin in 1995.

In addition to her daughter and son-in-law, she is survived by a sister Hermalene Cortez (Benny); brothers H.H. Gipson (Mary), Ted Gipson, Tommy Gipson (Virginia), brother-in-law A.D. Goodwin, and many nieces and nephews who always enjoyed visiting Aunt Wanda. The family wishes to thank her friends for their support during her illness, especially Harvey Lee Wallace who proved herself to be a true and loving friend.

Services will be held Wednesday, June 15 at 10 a.m. at Bellmead Funeral Home located at 809 LaClede Street in Bellmead. Burial will follow at Grice Cemetery near Gilmer at 3:30 p.m.
Arrangements by Bellmead Funeral Home.

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Wanda Jean (Hill) Herrin
Dec 13, 1934 - Jun 10, 2005

Wanda Jean Herrin, 70, of Corsicana passed away Friday, June 10, 2005 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dresden Cemetery with Bro. Chet Brake officiating.

Pallbearers will be Wesley Herrin, Kylen Burks, Justin Fread, Mitch Atchley, Randy Keele, Reggie Farmer and John McAdams. Honorary pallbearer will be Jessie Paul Fread.

Mrs. Herrin was born Dec. 13, 1934 in Rice to Werdna Bunkley Hill and stella Mae Sparks Hill. She was a member of the Ladies Auxillary of the Corsicana VFW. She was a homemaker, raising her five children with her husband Lynn, and was a member of the Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lynn Herrin in 1999; brother, J.D. Aston; and a sister, Bonnie King.

Mrs. Herrin is survived by children, Lyndel Herrin of Corsicana, Lois and John McAdams of Waxahachie, Kathie and Reggie Farmer of Corsicana, Teresa Atchley of Jewett, and Wesley and Anne Herrin of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother, Mancel Hill of Burleson; and sister, Mary Valentine of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Dewey Lowell Clark
Feb 5, 1937 - Jun 11, 2005

Dewey Lowell Clark, 68, of Tyler left his earthly home and went to his Heavenly Father on June 11, 2005. He was born on Feb. 5, 1937 in Dresden, Texas, to Lenard Clarence and Hazel Marie Bower Clark. He moved to Corsicana in 1942, and attended public schools where he graduated from Corsicana High School in 1955. He was employed with Mrs. Baird Bread Company. He later moved to Tyler whre he worked for Borden Milk Company until his retirement. He accepted Jesus as his Savior at an early age and was an active member of Missionary Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge No. 108 of Jacksonville, Texas.

Visitation will b6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. Travis Hanna officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Clark, Mark Clark, Dwight Lusk, Wayne Owen, Rodney Haynes and Russell Boling.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret Clark and Lonzo Dwight Lusk; nephew, James Monty Clark; and niece, Diebbie Jane Clark.

Mr. Clark is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Tammy Dawn and Ricky Day of Quitman; daugther, Tina Ann Pierson of Tyler; granddaugthers, Paige Pierson and Taylor Pierso, both of North Richland Hills; grandson, Jacob Day and Jordan Day, both of Quitman; brother and sister-in-law, Kennith B. and Betty Clark of Corsicana; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia (Clark) and James Owen of Corsicana; sister, Sherrian (Clark) Boling of Grand Prairie; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn, Dallas, Texas 75129.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Edwin T. Gordon
Dec 20, 1908 - Jun 12, 2005

Edwin T. Gordon, 96, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, June 12, 2005 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

Visitation will be 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 3 p.m.. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Masons of the 110th Masonic District.

Mr. Gordon was born Dec. 20, 1908. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a lifetime member and Past Master of Corsicana Masonic Lodge No. 174, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, Waco, and member of Karem Shrine of Waco. He was a member of York Rite Bodies of Masons. He was a lifetime member and Past Patron of Corsicana Chapter No. 118, Order of the Eastern Star. He was a WWII veteran stationed in the South Pacific Theater as a surgical technician. He retired from Frito Lay Co. as regional manager.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Minnie Van Hook and Hallie G. Hampton; and brother, Jimmie Gordon.

Mr. Gordon is survived by his wife of 58 years Edna B. Gordon.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Delphia M. (Teagarden) Mitchell
Sep 19, 1920 - Jun 9, 2005

Delphia Mitchell

Delphia Mitchell passed away in Buena Park, Calif. Services are pending at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ferma C. Stewart
Jul 29, 1911 - Jun 12, 2005

Ferma C. Stewart, 93, life long resident of Navarro County, civic leader and founder of Stewart Motor Company, died at his home Sunday June 12, 2005. He was born July 29, 1911 in Pursley, Texas and moved to Corsicana at the age of five. He started his first business at age twelve, selling popcorn on Beaton Street. His instincts as an entrepreneur led him into several ventures in the growing city of Corsicana, most significantly the founding of Stewart Motor Company in 1939. A General Motors dealer for 43 years, he was known in Navarro County and beyond for his integrity and good nature. During World War II, he served in the US Air Corps stationed at the Corsicana Air Field. He was a founder of Navarro Savings & Loan, Red Oak Bank and Red Circle Supply. He served on the board of directors for Twilight Home, Family Service, Ranch Properties, Inc. and First National Bank of Corsicana where he was chairman of the board. He gave many years of service to his community as President of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Corsicana Planning and Zoning Commission. In 2003, he was elected Navarro County’s Older Texan of the Year. His greatest honor was serving God. He leaves a legacy of helping others. Mr. Stewart is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ava Nell Cole Stewart. Children: Sharon Stewart of Ft.Worth; Sally Van Gee and husband, Stephen, of Austin; Mary Jane Randolph and husband, Dennis, of Austin; and Jim Stewart of Flower Mound. Grandchildren: Kyle Hayden, Susan Randolph, Elizabeth Randolph Ramberg and husband, Kevin, of Austin; Keith Hayden, Whitney Randolph Hill and husband, Kyle, of San Antonio; Cole Hayden, Ken Hayden and wife, Jennifer, of Philadelphia; Josh Bell and wife, Andrea, of Aubrey; Jennifer Stewart and Lauren Stewart of Flower Mound; and Emily Bell of Boston. Great-Grandson: Taylor Josh Bell of Aubrey Brother: Maco Stewart of Corsicana, Sister: Winona Stewart of Corsicana and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents James R. and Etna Stewart, brother Hassell and twin brother Irma D., and a lifetime of cherished friends. Pallbearers will be Grandchildren and Honorary Pallbearers will be: Melba Bowers, John Braly, Charles Brown, Gary Brown, Bob Cartwright, Mark Culwell, Louis Gibson, Bob Gladney, Joe Glass, Bobby Lang, Bill McNutt, Bob Mertz, David Ralston, Bill Sharp, Phil Smith, Willie Winters, & Hank Wyatt. A memorial fund has been established in his name at the Corsicana Parks and Recreation Department for the planting of trees and beautification of parks. Donations may be sent to: Corsicana Parks & Recreation Attn: Stewart Memorial Fund 200 N. 12th St. Corsicana, TX 75110 903-654-4874 Funeral arrangements are with Corley’s Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be 3:00 P.M. Wednesday at Resthaven Memorial Park followed at 3:45 P.M. by a memorial celebration of his life at Westhill Church of Christ, where he was a member. A visitation will be held from 6-8:00 P.M. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home.

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Lynn Adams Jr.
Sep 15, 1923 - Jun 11, 2005

Lynn Adams Jr., 81, longtime Mexia resident and businessman, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, in Waco at the Providence Hospital ICU. Lynn was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Corsicana and thereafter moved with his family to Mexia.

He was a 1941 graduate of Mexia High School, co-captain and quarterback of the Blackcat football team and a member of the Mexia High School band. Following graduation, he attended Texas A&M University, University of Texas at Austin and Texas Christian University. While at TCU, he was a member of a naval ROTC unit and entered the United States Navy where he served in the Pacific Theater [WWII]. He was a junior officer on an LST and participated in amphibious operations against the Japanese. While onboard LST 750, during the Philippine campaign, an aerial torpedo sank his ship. Lynn was granted survivors’ leave for 30 days and returned to the United States where he married Betty Jo Quillen, also of Mexia.

Following the war, Lynn returned to Mexia and began a career with his father, Lynn Adams Sr., with Central Texas Wholesale Grocery Company. In 1959, Lynn became a wholesale beer distributor for Jax Brewing Company of New Orleans, La. In 1961, Mr. Adams became a distributor for Miller Brewing Company and eventually serviced a 10-county area in Central Texas. In 1987, he built a branch warehouse in Palestine. Following a successful business career with Lynn Adams Distributing Company Inc., Mr. Adams retired in June 1990 and continued to pursue a lifelong passion playing golf at the Mexia Country Club.

His wife, Betty Jo, preceded Mr. Adams in death in July 1996.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Adams, and his brother, James B. Adams, who retired from the FBI and Texas Department of Public Safety and currently resides with his wife, Ione, in Pagosa Springs, Colo.

Lynn is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Sonny and Robin Adams of Mexia; two daughters, Vicki Smith of Mexia and Florence Anne Sullivan of Nacogdoches; his six “grand girls,” Traci Adams Miley, Mika Grunwald Turner, Kendal Grunwald Owen, Sunni Jo Grunwald, Molly Blake Sullivan and Candice Leann Baker; two great-grandsons, Payte Lynn Owen and Cole Russell Turner.

Visitation for Mr. Adams is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Blair Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Mexia.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Richardson, Louie Masters, Dean Hancock, Joe Tom Haney, Johnny Neece, Wayne Robinson, Sonny Jones, Kenneth Hudnall, Dr. Ronnie Campbell, Greg Stubbs, Cliff Waters, Alan Ingram, Frank Parker, Norman Cobb and Jimmy Thompson.

Arrangements by Blair Stubbs Funeral Home, Mexia.

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David D. Cagle
Mar 5, 1886 - Jan 31, 1951

David D. Cagle Dies At Home in Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 31. - David D. Cagle, 65, died at the family home near here Tuesday.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, Raymond Cagle of Monahans; Capt. Bruce Cagle, United States Army, Tokyo, Japan, and Buford Cagle, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. A. G. Harper, Odessa; several grandchildren, three brothers, Elmus Cagle, Barry; Wesley Cagle, Corsicana, and Clinton Cagle, India, Okla.; four sisters, Mrs. Dezza French and Mrs. Ada Brister, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Fannie Parker, Pickett, and Mrs. Mont Wright, Mildred.

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David D. Cagle Dies On Tuesday

David D. Cagle, 65, former employe of the American Well and Prospecting Company, died at the family home, 1021 West Eleventh avenue, early Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Cagle, Corsicana; three sons, Raymond Cagle, Corsicana; Capt. Bruce Cagle, U. S. Army, Tokyo, Japan, and Buford Cagle, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. A. G. Harper, Odessa; several grandchildren, three brothers, Elmus Cagle, Dresden; Wesley Cagle, Corsicana, and Clinton Cagle, India, Okla.; four sisters, Mrs. Dessa French and Mrs. Ada Brister, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Fannie Parker, Pickett, and Mrs. Mont Wright, Mildred, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Lyman Barnes, Norman Fleming, A. H. Ganze, Homer Jones, Cliff Morris and Harmon Pope.

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Madie Caldwell
Died Jun 11, 1915

Death at Corsicana
Special to The News
Corsicana, Texas, June 12. - Miss Madie Caldwell died at the family home, 1712 West Second avenue, last night. She is survived by her mother and a sister, Miss Florence, and two brothers, W. C. of Corsicana and M. P. of Fort Worth. The funeral services were conducted by the Revs. J. W. Hornbeak and George Norcovers. The pallbearers were W. P. McCammon, B. F. Hartzell, T. P. Kerr, R. S. Neblett, Wiley Johnson, F. T. Whitehill, E. T. Wareing and W. B. Gray.

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Voyle Caldwell
Died Sep. 1936

CALDWELL - Corsicana, Texas, Sept 24. - Voyle Caldwell, 51, of Houston, formerly of Corsicana, died in a Victoria hotel Wednesday night, according to information received by relatives here Thursday morning. The body was returned to Corsicana Thursday night. Surviving is one son, Ellis Caldwell of Corsicana.

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Walter Currie Caldwell
Died Dec. 1947

Navarro County Man Dies in Plane Crash
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 25. - Walter Currie Caldwell, 42, lifelong resident of Navarro County, was killed instantly Thursday afternoon several miles west of Navarro when his light plane crashed. He was a commercial pilot and an army instructor at Denton during the war. Associates said he had flown to Terrell early Sunday to visit his father, J. Walter Caldwell. The demolished plane was not found for sometime after it was seen to go down. Surviving are his wife, Lovell Pittman Caldwell, and mother, Mrs. Lena Ivey Blanding, both of Corsicana; his father and other relatives.

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R. A. Caldwell
Died Nov. 1943

R. A. Caldwell Rites At Corsicana Sunday
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 6 (AP). - Funeral services will be held Sunday for R. A. Caldwell, banker and insurance man, who died here Friday. Caldwell was a former district clerk of Navarro County.
Survivors include his wife, and two sons, R. A. Caldwell Jr. of Benavides, and Cpl. Frank Caldwell, Blackland Field, Waco.

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M. M. Campbell
Died Jun. 1921

FARMER WHO WAS SLAIN NEAR CORSICANA IS BURIED.
Special to The News.
Corsicana, Texas. June 17. - The funeral of M. M. Campbell, 63 years old, who was shot yesterday and instantly killed at his farm near here, took place this afternoon and burial was in Post Oak Cemetery. He is survived by his wife and five children. Oney Glasgow surrounded to officers following the shooting.
Glasgow's bond was set at $1,000, which had not been made at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Glasgow is only 19 years of age.

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M. M. CAMPBELL KILLED NEAR POWELL TODAY

Oney Glasgow Surrendered to Sheriff Following Shooting

M. M. Campbell, aged 68 years, and for many years a well known farmer of the Powell community, was shot and instantly killed at 11:15 this morning, a shot gun and buck shot being used.
A young man named Oney Glasgow surrendered to officers.
Glasgow was working for Campbell on his farm.
The deceased is survived by his wife and several grown children, among these being Mrs. Freed Brooks of Corsicana. The deceased is a brother of W. F. Campbell a prominent citizen of Blooming Grove, and is an uncle of Mike Campbell who holds a position on the mechanical force of the Daily Sun.

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Irma V. (South) Cardwell
Sept 17, 1887 - Dec 27, 1931

CARDWELL. - Ennis, Texas. Dec. 28. - Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the First Baptist Church of Rice for Mrs. H. M. Cardwell, 44, who died at her home in Rice Sunday. The Rev. W. H. Day of Dallas conducted the services.

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T. C. Irby
Died Sept. 1939

Father of U.S. Court Reporter Here Dies
T. C. Irby, father of Tom Irby, Federal Court reporter, died Thursday at his home at Corsicana. Mr. Irby was at his father's bedside when the end came.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the old family home at Seymour.

September 22, 1939, Corsicana, Texas

Funeral services for T. C. Irby, 86, who died here Thursday, were held at his former home at Seymour Friday morning. Mr. Irby was a pioneer rancher and cattleman of Seymour, where he resided for about a half century. He had lived in Corsicana for about two years. Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, and five sons, J. G. Irby, Temple; F. E. Irby, Fort Worth; T. C. Irby Jr., Dallas; Ben F. Irby, San Antonio, and Roland F. Irby, Corsicana. Roland Irby is the official reporter in the Thirteenth Judicial District Court.

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Helen (Dowdle) Hays
Mar 7, 1917 - May 31, 2005

HELEN D. HAYS, 88, of Pearland passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2005. She was born on March 7, 1917 in Navarro County, Texas the daughter of James and Mattie Dowdle. Helen retired after 35 years from the Transcontinental Gas and Pipeline Corp. She was a member for many years of Westbury Baptist Church until moving to Pearland and joining Shadycrest Baptist Church. She was devoted to her family and will be forever missed. Preceded in death by her daughter, Marilyn H. Allen. She is survived by her daughter, Norma Bierbaum and husband Roger; grandsons, Greg Bierbaum and wife Sandy, Gerald Bierbaum and wife Windy, Michael Allen and wife Maud, and Jim Allen; great-grandchildren, Marcus, Jacob, and Angela Bierbaum, and Worth, Atticus, Baxter and Holden Bierbaum, and Maya Allen. Funeral services will be conducted at ten o'clock in the morning, Friday the 3rd of June 2005 at Shadycrest Baptist Church, 3214 Hamm Rd., in Pearland, Texas. A private family burial will follow in Corsicana, Texas.


Ronda Joy (Renfro) Goodier
Aug 30, 1954 - May 9, 2005

RONDA JOY GOODIER entered the arms of her Savior in the early morning of Monday, May 9, 2005 in the comfort of her Sugar Land home, amidst those she loved. She was a beloved wife, a selfless mother, and a genuine friend to many.

She was born August 30, 1954, in Corsicana , Texas to Bill and Babe Renfro, and she moved to Houston at the age of two. A graduate of Sharpstown High School and a University of Houston attendee, Ronda married her husband of twenty four years in 1981, Ronald Goodier.

Ronda will be remembered by those who stayed behind, her husband Ronn, beautiful daughter Micah, son Jace, parents Bill and Babe, brother Darryl, brother Russ, his wife Catherine, niece Erica, nephew Jonathan, and various other relatives and friends.

A member of Quail Valley Church, Ronda was a gracious and beautiful woman, a friend, a teacher, her children's biggest supporter, a poet, a wonderful singer, fun-loving, vivacious, a shoulder to cry on, deeply in love with Ronn, and a servant until the end.

A celebration service in her honor will be held at Quail Valley Church, 2303 FM 1092, in Quail Valley on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 6pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the SUSAN G. KOMEN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION HOUSTON-AFFILIATE, 2425 Fountainview, Suite 210, Houston, Texas 77057.

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  • Daughter of Billy Joe Renfro & Wilma Laverne (Pool) Renfro

Ray McBen
Mar 15, 1915 - Apr 11, 2005

Ray McBen, born March 15, 1915 in Corsicana , Texas passed away April 11, 2005 in Houston, Texas.

He is survived by son, Roy McBen; daughters, Lois Quintero and Debra Ann McBen; grandson, John Paul Quintero and numerous other relatives.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at Heights Funeral Home, with a rosary scheduled for 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 14, 2005 at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church, 1505 Kane St., Houston, TX 77007 with Father Phillip Howard officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery
 


Elizabeth (Mitchell) Robertson

Elizabeth Mitchell Robertson - Born June 14, 1913-Corsicana , TX, Died February 15, 2005-Tacoma, WA.

Liz, a longtime resident of Houston, spent the last eight years of her life in the Pacific Northwest near her son, Bob, and his family.

Liz came to Houston in 1936 as a bride. With her husband, Gus, their adopted city became a place full with the richness of good friends, hard work and family.

A devout Catholic, her years in Houston were marked by hours of service and dedication to many and various charities including the San Jose Clinic, the Charity Guild of Catholic Women and the Newman Circle.

Liz was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. All who knew her were touched by her gentle spirit, quiet strength and wisdom.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Gus, in 1986; shortly after they celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary.

Our sincere thanks and appreciation to all of Liz's dear friends and family who helped make this most difficult time easier to bear.

Liz was laid to rest under Texas skies next to her beloved Gus on February 21, 2005 at Memorial Oaks Cemetery.

A memorial gathering for family and friends was held at Franke Tobey Jones Retirement Estates on Sunday March 20, 2005


Richard N. "Dick" Rogers

RICHARD N. "DICK" ROGERS quietly went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Friday, March 11, 2005. He was born June 20, 1933 in Corsicana , Texas to Robert and Daisy Rogers. Dick moved to Houston in 1942 and graduated from Reagan High School in 1951. He worked in the paint sales business for 44 years.

Mr. Rogers is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Dolores Mae Caulking Rogers; 3 sons and their wives, Ricky and Anne of Oak Ridge North, TX., Mark and Kelly of Houston, Gary and Vicky of New Waverly; brother Jack Rogers and wife Dianne of Duncanville, TX; sister, Robbie Jordan of Montgomery, TX, Betty Ann Krus and Robert of Houston and "Trouble"; 5 grandsons, one granddaughter, and 1 great grandchild.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 13, 2005 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Earthman Resthaven, 13102 North Freeway. Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Earthman Resthaven Monday, March 14, 2005 at 11:00 am with Pastor Ron Krueger officiating. Interment will follow in the Resthaven Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Dr. Janet Roberts, Lighthouse Hospice of Tomball and Pastor Ron Krueger of Emmanuel United Church of Christ. Donations in honor of Mr. Rogers may be made to Lighthouse Hospice of Tomball.


Doyle Carlton Roughton

DOYLE CARLTON ROUGHTON passed away December 25, 2004 in Dallas, Texas. He was born December 7, 1935 in Corsicana , Texas.

He had a 44 year career with the Houston Chronicle. When he retired he was Advertising Makeup Manager. He started at the Chronicle May 18, 1955 as an advertising dispatch clerk. He had been involved with ad makeup, the process of laying out ads on page dummies, since 1967, working as a makeup person and an advertising coordinator before being promoted to Advertising Makeup Manager in 1982.

His survivors include: brother: Curtis E. Roughton, Sr. of Rowlett; sister: Elizabeth Meriwether, Fort Worth; daughter: Helen Seghers Hudson of Houston; grandsons: Chris & Nick Hudson of Houston; Nieces: Elizabeth A. Meriwether, Plano; Lisa Meriwether Francis, Fort Worth; Nephews: Curtis E. Roughton, Jr., Rockwall; Mark Roughton, Houston; Also three great nieces & five great nephews.

Graveside services are being held today, Wednesday, December, 29, 2004 at 1:00 P.M. at Evergreen Cemetery in Crockett, Texas


Christopher "Joe" Triolo

CHRISTOPHER "JOE" TRIOLO, age 97, of Stafford, Texas, passed away Friday, December 24, 2004. He was born April 27, 1907 in Corsicana , Texas. Joe was a veteran of World War II, where he served his country in the Aleutian Islands and Europe. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to all who knew and loved him. Joe was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-one years, Katie DeLuke Triolo; brothers, Charles Triolo and Leonard Triolo; and sister, Frances Bonano.

Survivors include his son, Donald Triolo and his wife Debbie of Stafford, TX; daughter, Rosalind Jacobs and her husband John of Houston; brothers, Michael Triolo and Peter Triolo; grandchildren, Dana Medina and her husband Jerry, Donnie Triolo, Devin Triolo, Travis Jacobs, and Michelle Jacobs; and great-grandchildren, Michael Medina and Brandon Medina.

Visitation: Tuesday, December 28, 2004, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Earthman Southwest Chapel, 12555 South Kirkwood, Stafford, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM. Mass of the Resurrection: Wednesday, December 29, 2004, 10:00 AM, Holy Family Catholic Church, 1510 Fifth St., Missouri City, with the Rev. David J. Zapalac, C.S.B., Celebrant. Rite of Committal: Greenlawn Memorial Park, Rosenberg, TX.


Martha Frances (Finch) Brown

MARTHA FRANCES FINCH BROWN, age 85, left this world Tuesday morning Nov. 23, 2004 to be with her Lord Jesus Christ. Frances was born Oct. 11, 1919 in Chatfield, Texas. Her parents, William Boyd Finch and Beulah Florence Finch, 3 brothers and 2 sisters predeceased her. She is survived by 1 sister, Doris Finch Legge, Gainesville, Texas, her husband, W. Neblett Brown, her daughter, Pam Durio, her son, Boyd N. Brown and her grandson Matthew Durio and his wife Alicia.

Frances graduated from Corsicana High School in 1936, and Lacey Business College in 1938. She moved to Houston in 1938, and has been a resident of Houston since then, except for 2 years spent living in Northern Ireland in the mid-1950's.

She was married to Walter Neblett Brown (Brownie) in 1943 at First Methodist Church, Houston, by Dr. Paul Quillian. She had 2 children, Pamela, born in 1949 and Boyd, born in 1951. She was a member of and former president of Delta Rho Delta, a professional business sorority. She was a member of the Houston Junior Forum since 1948, and remained a member of the Junior Forum Sustainers group. She was also a member of First Methodist Church and the Adelphi Class. Except when raising her children, she worked as an executive secretary many years and helped support her family financially as well as being a housewife, mother and gardener. Her life was a sacrifice for her family and never a better mother ever lived.

Visitation will be from 6 PM to 8 PM Friday Nov. 26 at the George H. Lewis Funeral Home on 1010 Bering Dr. in Houston, Texas.

The Memorial Service will be on Saturday Nov. 27 at 11 AM at First United Methodist Church, 1320 Main St. in Houston , with Reverend Jonathan Bynum officiating.


Robert lee McGlasson, Jr.

ROBERT LEE MCGLASSON, JR., 76, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2004. He was born July 24, 1928, to Era Mae Sparks and Robert Lee McGlasson, Sr., Corsicana Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1950, with a Bachelor's in Business Administration. He was a veteran of the US Army. He is survived by his daughters Lisa Doherty, Marilee McGlasson, and Laura Lewis; grandchildren Brandon Roberts, Caitlyn Doherty, Peyton and Preston Lewis. A Memorial Service will be held at Two o'clock on Thursday the 21st of October 2004 at Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church, 2655 South Mason Rd. in Katy Texas.


Bettie Louise Nelms

BETTIE LOUISE NELMS, born July 9, 1929 in Corsicana , Texas passed away July 20, 2004 at the age of 75. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 24, 2004 at 10 AM at Pasadena Funeral Chapel. Interment to follow Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery


Wayne D. Ware

WAYNE D. WARE, born June 24, 1922, passed away May 26, 2004.

He was a long-time employee of Sears. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Houston.

He is survived by brothers, Kenneth Ware and his wife, Grace of Houston; James Ware of Billings, Montana; nephew, Wayne K. Ware of Atlanta, and nieces, Cynthia Ware, Dr. Dana Ware, and Lisa Ware, all of California.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, May 28, 2004 in the Chapel of Levy Funeral Directors. Interment will be at 3 :30 P.M. Saturday, May 29, 2004, Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana , TX.

Family suggests donations to Julianne Poor Memorial Counseling Center, First Baptist Church, 7401 Katy Frwy., Houston, TX 77024.


Bertha (Bryan) Cook

BERTHA B. COOK, 91, was born in Corsicana , Texas Feb. 28, 1912 and went to be the Lord Feb. 11, 2004.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Halbert and Minnie Ola Bryan and her husband Samuel "Benny" Cook. She is survived by her only daughter Peggy Ann Cook.

Mrs. Cook built the Bayshore Motel and operated it for 25 years. During WWII she was a secretary at Todville Shipyard in LaPorte. Mrs. Cook was extremely interested in civic affairs becoming the first woman to serve in the LaPorte Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of LaPorte for 40 years and was instrumental in establishing Happy Harbor Methodist home. Upon retirement she became active in real estate, she served on the LPISD school board, was a member of the Fairmont park homeowners Assoc. for 20 years, and was an avid supporter of the LaMarque SPCA.

Visitation will be held Friday Feb. 13, 2004 from 5-7PM with services Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004 at 2:00PM in the Funeral Home Chapel.


David Allen Britton

Funeral services for DAVID ALLEN BRITTON, loving husband, father and grandfather, of Stafford, TX will be held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, February 10, 2004 in the Chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-9:00 P.M. Monday, February 9, 2004 in the Chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg.

David was born August 18, 1941 in Corsicana , Texas to Emmitt B. and Faye (Briethaupt) Britton and passed away February 7, 2004 in Houston, TX. He graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1961 and worked as an outside salesman for Revels Block and Brick Co. in Houston for 17 years. He will be missed by his many customers that admired him.

David is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Karen (Bishop) Britton; sons: David Britton, Jr. of Dallas, TX, Richard Britton of Houston, TX, Michael Britton and his wife, Dejah of Angleton, TX; grandchildren: Michael and Joseph Britton; Parents: Jim and Faye Hicks of Splendora, TX; sisters: Lafon Stanger of Pasadena, TX, Peggy Britton of Marrieta, Georgia; brothers: Ronald Hicks and his wife, Kathy of Humble, TX, Richard Hicks and his wife, Debbie of Cypress, TX. Numerous other relatives and friends.

He will be deeply missed by all of those who knew him and whose lives were touched by him.

Pallbearers will include Damas Chapa, Bob Cole, Joe Alaniz, Blake Rieger, Cody Kalkomey, James Hicks and Kyle Hicks. Travis and Callum Bishop will be serving as Honorary Pallbearers.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd, Rosenberg, TX 77471 (281) 341-8800.


Benjamin F. Ferguson

BENJAMIN F. FERGUSON, was born on November 16, 1926 in Corsicana , Texas and passed away on February 2, 2004 in Houston, Texas. Mr. Ferguson leaves a wife Charlie of the home, one son Dan Ferguson & wife Jacquie of Cincinnati, OH, one granddaughter Kelly Christine Ferguson of Ohio, a step-son, Tony Dilbeck & wife Stephanie, five step-grandchildren, Jennifer, Terra, Monica, Joe Gabriel, and Michael, many loving relatives and a host of friends.

Mr. Ferguson served 3 years in the Navy Aircorps. He worked for several years at Smith International, Hughes Tool, University of Houston and retired from Houston Independent School District in 1998. Family will receive friends on Thursday, February 5, 2004 from 5-8 PM at Brookside Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, February 6, 2004 at the Brookside Chapel.


Dean Cox

DEAN COX, age 80, of Houston, passed away on September 11, 2002 after a long battle with stomach cancer. Born in Purdon , Texas on November 26, 1921. Preceded in death by his parents, Joe Elga and Stella Mae Cox and sister, Pauline Tomlin. He is survived by his wife, Emily Ione Cox, son and daughter in law, Don and Sue Cox, daughters and sons in law, Kay and Sherm Weeks, Sheila and Glenn Cook, Brenda and Paul Rizzotto, Linda and Chris Binder and Wanda Henderson, 16 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Brothers and spouses, John W. and Elayne Cox, LaVon and Nancy Cox, LaDon and Bobbie Cox, Billy and Brenda Cox, brother-in-law Gene Tomlin, and his aunt and spouse, Orlena and Carmen Henderson, numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Dean served in the U.S. Air Corps as a military policeman. He was a Galena Park Chief of Police. He attended the F.B.I. National Academy and was a member of the Tx. Association of Polygraph Examiners and the American Polygraph Association. He served as Vice President of Rice Food Market and President of Superior Security Services, later started his own security business, Dean Cox and Associates, Inc. Dean was a man of many talents, he enjoyed song writing, playing the guitar, mandolin and fiddle. He enjoyed traveling with his wife of 57 years. He was an avid fan of the Houston Astros and enjoyed picking and grinning with his friends. He was a man of great character and devoted to his Lord Jesus Christ and wanted others to accept that following by living a great example for his family and friends. He was a long time member of the Channelview Church of Christ in which he served as an elder. Pallbearers are Donnie Carnathan, David Vincent, Ruben Carrizal, Harris Chapman, Richard Farrias, Charles Boysen, Don Franks and Johnny Dloughy. Honorary pallbearer, John Gunnels. Funeral services will be at Channelview Church of Christ, 1301 Sheldon Road, Channelview, Texas at 10:00 AM. Friday September 13, 2002 with Harold Mobley officiating. Interment to follow at San Jacinto Memorial Park in Houston. In lieu of flowers the family asked that donations be made to Hospice at the TX Medical Center, 1905 Holcombe Blvd. Houston, Texas 77030.


Martha Lucille (Goodman) Walding

MARTHA LUCILLE WALDING, 85, of Houston went to be with her Lord Dec. 27, 2003. She was born March 15, 1918 in

Navarro County ,TX to John & Ada Goodman.

Preceded in death by husband William J (Bill) and children

Shirley and Larry. She is survived by her sons and their wives: Jerry & Rusty, Bobby & Sue, Jim &

Harriet, and David & Terri Walding. Also survived by her son Mark, daughter Melba Ferrell; and daughter, Margaret Callaway, and husband Bob. Lucille is also survived by her brother Alton Goodman and numerous loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Tues. Dec 30th at First Baptist Church of Neches TX with Pastor Charles Grasty officiating. Funeral arrangements by Thompson

Funeral Home, Frankston TX.


Ida Madelle Lonsford

IDA MADELLE LONSFORD, 89 of Pasadena, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2003. She was born in Navarro County , Texas on April 18, 1914. She retired from Sears in 1975 after 25 years of service and was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude "Bruce" Lonsford in 1999.

Surviving her are sons, Wesley Lonsford and wife Donna, Joe Lonsford and wife Carolyn, Dale Lonsford and wife Yolanda; daughters, Marion Scogin and husband Curtis, Lynda Owens and husband Jimmy; brother-in-law, Chester Lonsford and wife Jackie; sister-in-law, Alma Bailey; 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday, December 12, 2003 from 4pm to 8pm at Pasadena Funeral Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 12 pm at Glenwood Baptist Church, 4526 Glenwood Deer Park, TX. Burial will follow at Brookside Cemetery
 


Alta Frances (Fry) Girsh

ALTA FRANCES GIRSH, born December 18, 1921 in Navarro County , Texas passed away June 14, 2003 in Humble, Texas at the age of 81.

Mrs. Girsh is survived by: sister, Laura Fry, Houston; brothers, William David Fry, Eugene, Oregon, John E. Fry, Pasadena, Texas; step-children, Louis M. Girsh, Charlie Shelton, and Audra Faye; eight grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M. Monday, June 16, 2003 at Brookside Funeral Home. Funeral Services: 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at Brookside Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Brookside Memorial Park.

 


Betty Joyce (Rogers) McKenzie

BETTY JOYCE McKENZIE, 72, of Houston, went to be with her Lord July 15, 2002. Betty was born July 23, 1929 in Freeport, Texas to Moody and Ruby Rogers, She was preceded in death by her husband R. A. McKenzie on Oct. 26, 2001 and is lovingly survived by her step-mother, Lurline Rogers of Mart, Texas ; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger A and Dr. Carole McKenzie of Lindale, Texas ; and Deryl W. and Deborah McKenzie of Houston; daughter, Joyce Michelle McKenzie of Brenham, Texas ; brother, John Rogers of Groesbeck, Texas ; grandchildren, Ryan A. McKenzie of Wayne, Pennsylvania; Rory A. & Katherine McKenzie of Lindale, Texas ; Jennifer D. Wright of Channelview; Angela N. Majeski & husband Steven A. Majeski of Votaw, Texas ; Albert L. Sontag, Jr. of Houston; great-grandchildren, Karlee M. Wright of Channelview; Sergio E. Sontag of Kileen, Texas ; Krista N. Sontag of Votaw; Morgan A. Lockhart of Votaw; Robert C. Majeski of Votaw; as well as best friends, Anne Grigsby, Charlene Lucas, Helen Chmiel, Kay Howard, and numerous other friends. Services will be 2:00 p.m. today, July 16, 2002 at Woodforest Baptist Church, 13305 Woodforest Blvd., with Rev. Rob Morris and Rev. John Brady officiating; Mrs. McKenzie will be laid to rest 1:00 p.m. Wednesday July 17, 2002 in Dawson Cemetery, Dawson , Texas under the arrangements of Carter Funeral Home.


R. A. McKenzie

R. A. McKENZIE was born at home on September 23, 1924 to Callie & Zerah McKenzie in Groesbeck, Texas . He grew up in Dawson , Texas where he went to school and graduated from Dawson High School in 1942. When R. A. was 19 years of age he met the love of his life, Betty Rogers. They married on July 26, 1946 and made their home in the North Channel Greens Bayou area for many years. R. A. retired in 1975 from Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Pasadena. R. A. excepted the Lord into his life on October 18, 2000. He is survived by his wife of 55-1/2 years, Betty Joyce McKenzie of Houston; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Carol McKenzie of Lindale, Texas ; Deryl and Debbie McKenzie of Houston and daughter, Michelle McKenzie of Brenham, Texas . He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jo and Eugene Berry of Dawson ; brothers, Harold McKenzie of Dawson and Granville McKenzie of Grand Prairie; and sister-in-law, Barbara McKenzie of Hubbard, Texas . He was loved dearly by his grandchildren: granddaughter & husband, Angela and Stephen Majeski of Votaw; Jennifer Wright of Channelview and Katie McKenzie of Lindale; grandsons, Leon Sontag, Jr. of Houston; Ryan McKenzie of Philadelphia, PA and Rory McKenzie of Lindale; great-grandchildren, Sergio & Krista Sontag of Houston; Morgan & Robert Majewski of Votaw and Karlee Wright of Channelview. R.A. known affectionately as Honey, Dad, PawPaw, PoPaw and friend will be missed deeply by his family and friends. Visitation will be Saturday Oct. 27, 2001 at Carter Funeral Home from 4-9 p.m. and Sunday Oct. 28 from 4-8 p.m. Services will be 3 :00 p.m. Monday, October 29, at Woodforest Baptist Church, 13305 Woodforest Blvd. Houston with Rev. Rob Morris officiating. Mr. McKenzie will be laid to rest 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Dawson Cemetery, in Dawson , Texas


Georgia Bell Jones

GEORGIA BELL JONES, born on February 25, 1913 in Dawson , Texas , passed away on April 29, 2002 in Houston, Texas . She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, Harold W. Jones. She is survived by her children: Georgia Key & husband Sidney, Katie Northrup & husband Tom, Demaree Jones & wife Gena, Ann Meyer & husband Dick, Anson Jones & wife Fritzi, and special friends: Roger Alan Taylor & wife Mary, by her sister, Nadine Russell, and by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, numerous nieces, and nephews. Georgia, a truly special lady, gave love, warmth, and energy to her family. She also brought the same love and affection to the people of the North side Community through her 35 years of service with Brookside Memorial Park. Visitation will be held all day Thursday, with the Family present from 5:00-8:00 PM at Brookside Funeral Home. Services will be held Friday, May 3 , 2002 at 1:00 PM, in Brookside Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Brookside Memorial Park In lieu of flowers, donations may sent to the Parkinson's Society.


Wynona (Thompson) Gipson

WYNONA T. GIPSON, 80, passed away December 27, 2001 after a battle with cancer. Born January 22, 1921 in Dawson , Texas . Mrs. Gipson attended Abilene Christian College and later received an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin. After working at the Pentagon in World War II, she became a pioneer in banking in Houston. Mrs. Gipson was the first female full Vice-President in any Houston major bank, and retired as the highest ranking woman at First City National Bank. She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother and husband. She is survived by her son, Gary N. Gipson, daughter-in-law, Charla K. Gipson and 2 grandsons, Sean & Bret Gipson. She is also survived by 2 sisters, Frances Dunaway of Nashville, Tennessee, Virginia Berry of Temple Terrace, Florida and 1 brother, Robert Thompson of Keller, Texas , as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2002 at 3 :00 P.M. at the Memorial Church of Christ, 900 Echo Lane in Houston, Texas 77024. Memorials may be made to the Library Fund at the church.


Kenneth D. Jones

KENNETH D. JONES, passed away on May 23, 2005 at the age of 72. He was born in Rice , Texas on January 14, 1933 to the late Jesse James and Evelyn Lucille (Brittain) Jones.

He was a member of Carverdale Church of Christ. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Doris in 2003, he is survived by his sister, Betty Peterson of Grapeland, TX; two sons, Larry Jones and wife Kathy, with children Lela and Rachelle; David Jones and wife Tami with children Natassia, Nicholas and Elizabeth; Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Friday at the Chapel of the Chimes in Brookside Cemetery. Interment with military honors will follow in Brookside Cemetery.


Norman V. Marriott

NORMAN V. MARRIOTT passed away December 12, 2003 in Houston, Texas . Born on April 11, 1930 in Rice , Texas to parents T. D. and Ophellia Marriott. Norman served in the the U.S. Airforce as a MP. He was a veteran of the Houston Police Department for over 22 years serving as a Sergeant of Police, he retired from the Houston Police Department.

Norman is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Shirley and brother Robert. He is survived by his wife of 28 years Connie Marriott; son, Kenneth Marriott and wife Shelly; daughters: Sharon Foster and husband Chris, and Karen Shafer and husband Kyle; grandchildren: Amy Osorio, Lynn Marriott, Chris and Cody Sutterfield, and Sara Zimmerman; 9 great-grandchildren; brothers: Weldon Marriott and Jerry Marriott; sister, Jo Ann Strickland and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to invite friends for visitation from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, December 15, 2003 at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home 13102 North Freeway, Houston, Texas 77060. A funeral service will be at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 16, 2003 in the chapel of Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home followed by interment at the Houston National Cemetery.


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