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Bernice (Pickins) Sprinkle
Feb 14, 1918 - Sep 21, 2005

Mrs. Bernice Pickins Sprinkle, 87, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2005, in Lewisville.
Visitation will be held Thursday, September 22, from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. Services will be held Friday, September 23, 2005, at 2 P.M. at the First Christian Church with Dr. Mark Leura officiating. interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mrs. Sprinkle was born in Corsicana, Texas to Bowen Dixon and Ollie Jackson Pickins.

She was preceded in death by her Husband Chester O. Sprinkle.

Survivors include Daughter and Son-in-law: Margaret and Byron Wells of Flower Mound, TX., Son: David Sprinkle of Dallas, TX., and a Granddaughter and husband: Jennifer and John Clay of Lewisville, TX.

Memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society 2909 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016 or the First Christian Church 3704 Highway 22, Corsicana, Texas 75110.
 


Calvin Clayton
d. Sept 24, 2005

Calvin Clayton, former Brookshire’s store director in Corsicana, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, in Sulphur Springs due to complications from lung cancer. At the time of his death, he was manager of Brookshire’s Grocery in Sulphur Springs.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Eva; son, Donny and daughter-in-law Amanda; and son, Cody. He had one granddaughter, Catherine Elise, born in 2005, whom he adored.
Thank you to all in Corsicana who sent their love and prayers during his long and courageous battle.
Arrangements by Tapp Funeral Home, Sulphur Springs.

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Elmer Junior Tanner
Feb 2, 1926 - Sep 25, 2005

Elmer Junior Tanner, 79, of Shady Grove passed away after a long battle with cancer Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Darin Wood officiating. Interment will follow at New Pursley Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Michael Patrick, Terry Patrick, Ronnie J. Tanner, Bryan Neal Tanner, Elton Glen Lane and John Ivie. Honorary pallbearers will be Elwin Rhodes, Charlie Parrish and Mike Tanner.
Mr. Tanner was born Feb. 2, 1926, in Pursley to Felix Elmer and Hettie Lane Tanner, the 11th of 12 children. He spent most of his life as a farmer. He retired from Whiteselle Brick Yard where he was a heavy machine operator.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Bessie Lee Wilson Tanner.
Survivors include two sons, Ronnie Tanner and wife Karen of Fairfield and Elmer Tanner and wife Mandy of Corsicana; daughter, Brenda Kay Barron and husband Don of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, Mike Patrick of Dallas, Terry and Monica Patrick of Rice, Ronnie J., Bryan and Kayla Tanner of Fairfield, and Allison and Dustin Tanner of Corsicana; one great-grandchild, Tanner Douglass Patrick; and sister, Tommie Ruth Blackburn of Corsicana.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Martha Pearl (Burden) Brown
Oct 6, 1915 - Sep 26, 2005

Martha Pearl Brown, 89, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at her residence.
Visitation will be held from noon to 5 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kerens City Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.
Mrs. Brown was born Oct. 6, 1915, in Athens.
Survivors include her daughter, JoAnn Borden of Corsicana; grandchild, Robert J. Borden of Corsicana; great-grandchild, Robert J. Borden Jr. of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Patricia (Fuller) Read
Apr 20, 1933 - Sep 26, 2005

Patricia Fuller Read, 72, of Carrollton passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at her residence.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Donald Fuller officiating.
Mrs. Read was born April 20, 1933, in Chatfield to Troy Fuller and Lake Kelso Fuller. She was a member of the Ladies Club in Richland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Leslie Read; brother, Troy Wayne Fuller; and sister, Verta Mae Wagner.
Survivors include her mother, Lake Fuller of Dallas; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Teri Read of Carrollton; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Mike Stokley of Carrollton; grandchildren, Alyson Renfrow, Dustin Wall, Steven Read and Mallory Read; great-grandchildren, Joshua Renfrow, Jonathan Wall and Evan Wall; brother, Donald Wayne Fuller and wife Darlene of Rowlett; and sisters, Shirley Barnes and husband Elwood of Corsicana and Nettie Adkins of Dallas.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Brandon Angel Luna
2005 - Sept 20, 2005

Graveside services for Brandon Angel Luna, infant son of Jose and Teresa Rivera Luna, were held at noon Monday, Sept. 26, at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Ennis.
Brandon died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at Ennis Regional Medical Center.
Brandon is survived by his parents of Corsicana; a brother, Brian Luna, and a sister, Sadie Luna.
Arrangements by J. E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

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Michael Elmo Wilson
Mar 1, 1944 - Sep 25, 2005

Michael Elmo Wilson, 61, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, in Corsicana. Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

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Michael E. Wilson

Michael E. Wilson, 61, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Vernon McGuyer officiating. Pallbearers will be Paul Wilson, Scott Wilson, David Wilson, Jim Brown, Alan Wilson and Sandy Watson.
Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Wilson was born March 1, 1944, in Corsicana.
Survivors include his son, Scott Alan Wilson of Austin; daughter, Rachael Wilson of Corsicana; grandson, Preston Wilson of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, Alan and Randy Wilson of Corsicana; nephews, David Wilson of Fayetteville, Ark., and Paul Wilson of Corsicana; and a host of family and friends.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lessie Lee Hayden
abt 1937 - Sep 22, 2005

Lessie Lee Hayden, 68, of Kerens passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, at her residence. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at New Hope Baptist Church in Kerens with Pastor Samuel Washington officiating. Interment will follow at Goodlow Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
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Nora Jetton
Aug 24, 1911 - Sep 26, 2005

Nora Jetton, born August 24, 1911 in McKinney, passed away September 26, 2005 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 29, at Restland Funeral Home.
Services will be at noon Friday, September 30, at Restland Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park.
Preceded in death by husband, Jack Jetton. Survived by children, Marie and husband, Dub Poston, Roseburg, OR; George and wife, Betty Jetton, Euless; Louise Strickel Tarkington, Euless/Corsicana; John and wife, Judy Jetton, Arlington; 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 1 great, great grandchild and brother, Arthur Bass and wife, Lucille, Chandler.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4425 W. Airport Freeway, #132, Irving, TX, 75062.
Arrangements by Restland Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Sept 28, 2005
  • * Not sure which Restland this is, Corsicana, Dallas, or other

Mattie Bell Jennings
Jan 30, 1918 - Sep 25, 2005

Mattie Bell Jennings, 87, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, at her residence.
Quiet hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Scott Funeral Chapel.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at New Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1808 W. 10th Ave., with the Rev. Donné Watson, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Charles Williams, Stanley Jennings, Maurice Bluitt, Clay Jennings, Harold Wilson, Larry Wilson, Leonard Williams, Gene Williams, Olander Donaldson and Joe Bluitt.
Mrs. Jennings was born Jan. 30, 1918, in Mexia, Limestone County. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church and later joined New Cornerstone Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Jennings.
Survivors include three daughters and one stepdaughter, Kacy Ellis (Louis) and Ruthie Wilson (Larry), both of Corsicana, Sally Crow (Charles) of Grand Prairie and Margaret Brandon (Ira L.) of Waco; five sons, Floyd Evans (Lois), Louis Jennings (Lucille) and Daniel Jennings Jr., all of Dallas, John Jennings (Diann) and Bennie Jennings, both of Corsicana; a twin sister, Hattie B. Williams of Corsicana; one sister-in-law, Bessie Jennings of Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many dear friends including a family friend, Wanda Radford.
Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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John Palos, Sr.
Dec 8, 1908 - Sep 27, 2005

John Palos Sr., age 96, early resident of Corsicana and Navarro County, passed away after a short illness at Navarro Regional Hospital Tuesday morning, Sept. 27, 2005, five days after suffering a stroke at home.
John Palos was born Dec. 8, 1908, in Hondo. He retired from the City of Corsicana almost 28 years ago as water and sewer superintendent. He will be remembered as a good, humble and hard-working man who would help anyone at anytime. He endured some difficult times through the wars and the Great Depression, but he provided for his family with a positive “can do” attitude. He was faithful to his wife of 73 years and loved his family, teaching them the virtues of hard work and doing good for others. John had a strong faith in God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit and prayed daily for strength to be a strong and loving father to his children. He is now at peace and enjoys the promises of eternal happiness in heaven.
John was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita; parents, grandparents, two sisters and three brothers.
He is survived by his daughter, Isabelle Guillen of Temple; and sons, Harry and wife Barbara Palos of Corsicana, Luther and wife Carol Palos of Corsicana, Joe and wife Lorena Palos of Corsicana, John Palos Jr. of Dallas and Lewis Palos of Corsicana. He is survived by several nieces and nephews, 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and other relatives.
A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel and Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Corsicana. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or a charity of choice.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Rosie Marie (Compton) Harris
abt 1939 - Sep 20, 2005

Rosie Marie Compton Harris

Rosie Marie Compton Harris, 66, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. Services are pending with M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Rosie Marie Harris

Rosie Marie Harris, 66, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.
Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Alfred Cox Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be deacons of Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Mrs. Harris was born June 20, 1939, in St. Louis, Mo. She was a deaconess, choir member and assistant Sunday school secretary of Mount Olive Baptist Church. She worked several years at Navarro Regional Hospital as a registered nurse.
She was preceded in death by his father, William Compton; and mother, Agnes Hunter Compton.
Survivors include her husband, Maurice B. Harris of Corsicana; sons, Darryl Wilford of Corsicana and Michael Wilford of Dallas; daughter, Pennie Harris Smith and husband Adrain Smith of Dallas; grandchildren, Michael Wilford Jr. and Anthony Wilford of San Diego, Calif.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Jerry Max Barnes
Jan 7, 1953 - Sep 23, 2005

Jerry Max Barnes, 52, of Waco formerly of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Sept. 23 at Ridgecrest Nursing Home. Graveside services were held Sept. 26 with Terri Hildebrand at Dresden Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

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Jerry Max Barnes

Jerry Max Barnes, 52, of Idaho passed away with cancer Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at Ridgecrest Nursing Home in Waco.
Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, with Teri Hildebrand officiating. Interment followed at Dresden Cemetery.
Mr. Barnes was born Jan. 7, 1953, in Corsicana to Max Barnes Jr. and Margaret Nell Griffin Barnes. He was self employed as a bricklayer.
Survivors include his mother, Margaret Barnes of Emhouse; aunts and uncles, Elwood and Shirley Barnes and Billie Ruth and Lewis Grimmett, all of Corsicana; special friend, Candy Shepard of Waco; and several cousins.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Edward Erwin McGraw
Nov 8, 1922 - Sep 28, 2005

Erwin McGraw, 82, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating.
Mr. McGraw was born Nov. 8, 1922, in Blooming Grove to Lace and Eula Fredrick McGraw. He graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1940. He worked for Corsicana Air Activities, the Fort Hood Defense Plant until the end of the war, then moved back to Blooming Grove and met and married Chris Hanks on Jan. 15, 1949.
He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Chris McGraw of Corsicana; sister, Eula Dell Phillips and husband Leon of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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J. T. Dunham

DUNHAM, J. T.

Services will [sic] held at 3 P.M. for J. T. Dunham, former resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Graham. Burial will be in Graham, Texas.

 
He was born in Eurke and was a former employee of the Texas Company in Corsicana.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs Vera Dunham of Graham; a son, Carroll Dunham of Dallas; five grandchildren, Five great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Elizabeth "Bessie" (Wills) Lord

Mrs. Lord
Born 23 March, 1892 in either  Eureka or Corsicana]

 
Services will be held Saturday in Clearwater, [Pinellas Co.] FLA for Mrs Elizabeth (Bessie) WILLS LORD daughter of the late Dr and Mrs J.(John) M.  V. WILLS of Corsicana She died Thursday in [Morton Plant Hospital]  Clearwater, Fla.
She was a native of Corsicana and had resided with her family in [Chicago, and Pelham New York, and Clearwater] for the past 50 years.
Survivors include her husband George Ransom Lord of Clearwater, a daughter Elizabeth Lord DAVIS (Mrs. Robert L.) of Birchrunville, (Chester Co) PA; a son George R LORD of Whispering Pines NC; four grandchildren, and five great grand children.
Arrangements are with the Hubbell Funeral Home in Clearwater.
(She was a member of Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, Clearwater; Florida Gulf Coast Art Center; DAR and a number of lineage based societies)
 
One of 7 children of JMV WILLS and Julia LACY WILLS, her sisters and brothers included; Emily (Emma) STROUD wife of C.S. STROUD John Lacy WILLS Virginia WILLS WEEMS wife of J. W. WEEMS DR Thomas Opie WILLS husband of Lois KENT WILLS Frances WILLS HILLARD wife of  William HILLARD Cora WILLS MILLER wife of DR Dubart MILLER
 
Her aunt Miss Tommie LACY was a long time teacher in the Corsicana School System.

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Pearlie Mae Grant

Pearlie Mae Grant, 86, of Dallas and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at Amberwood Nursing Care Center of Celina.
Services will be 11:30 a.m. today at First Independent Baptist Church, 703 E. Fifth Ave., with Bishop Larry Nichols officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hall Cemetery in Winkler.
Mrs. Grant was born March 24, 1919, in Winkler. She was a member of Bethlehem Outreach Apostolic Temple of Dallas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis C. Grant; four sons, Leroy Grant, Edward Grant, John Louis Grant and Benjamin O. Davis Grant; and one grandson, “Lil” Eddie Chambers.
Survivors include seven daughters, Doris Kennedy (George) of Fort Worth, Gladys Sparks (Curtis) of Corsicana, Mary Sheppard (Billy) of Dallas, Alice Chambers (Mike), Katherine Grant (B.T.), and Diann Kelly (Elbert), all of Corsicana, and Tommy Jean Grant (Nolen) of Clarksville; two sons, Bennie Ray Grant of Corsicana and Fred Grant of Waxahachie; daughter-in-law, Helen Renfro Grant of Corsicana; 28 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren including TreShun Overton of California; godchild, Terry Mitchell Ridley of Houston; a special brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Mary Grant of Streetman; a host of nieces and nephews including Paul Packer of New York City; other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Thurman Willard Medlock Sr.

Elder Thurman Willard Medlock Sr., 81, of Corsicana peacefully departed his earthly life on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, at his residence. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Dorsey-Keatts Funeral Home, 602 N. Ross, Mexia.
He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Helen Medlock; daughter, Barbara Faye Medlock Murray of League City; three grandsons, David Laurence Murray of Mayport, Fla., Jason Christopher Murray of Pasadena and Adrian Scot Murray of Houston; one granddaughter, Tamiko (Edward) Medlock Warren of DeSoto; two great-grandsons, Kyland Alexander and Kyndal Allen Warren; one daughter-in-law, Nettye Faye Thompson Medlock of Duncanville; one brother, James Otis McCline of Bedias; three brothers-in-law, James Edward Griffin Sr. and Billy Eugene Griffin Sr., both of Texas City, and Phill E. Grant Sr. of La Grange; four sisters-in-law, Ollie Mae “Ann” Grant of Texas City, LaVera Griffin of Houston, Estelle Griffin of Texas City and Mary Frances Griffin of La Marque; and nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Dorsey-Keatts Funeral Home, Mexia.

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Peggy Ann (Williams) Garner
Dec 11, 1934 - Oct 2, 2005

Mrs. Peggy Garner died on October 2, 2005 in Bryan, Texas at the age of 70.
Services will be Friday, October 7, 2005, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Kristensen officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband; John Garner of Hiltop Lakes, Texas.

Services Under The Director Of Corley Funeral Home.

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Peggy Garner

Peggy Garner, 70, of Hilltop Lakes passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Kristensen officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

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Peggy Ann (Williams) Garner
Peggy Ann (Williams) Garner went to be with her Lord on Oct. 1, 2005, in Bryan. Peggy was born to Curtis and Ola Williams on Dec. 11, 1934, in Corsicana. She worked in the insurance business for many years with firms in Corsicana, Amarillo and Dallas. Peggy retired from the Texas Department of Human Services in 1995 and she and her husband moved to Hilltop Lakes in 1998.
A graduate of Corsicana High School, Navarro College and University of Texas, Tyler, Peggy was loved by all who knew her. She returned that love with interest. Peggy’s greatest love after her Savior was for her family. She worked tirelessly to maintain the bonds of love throughout her extended family. A lifelong member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, Peggy was active in all church activities. At Hilltop Lakes, Peggy served as a Stephen minister for the past five years. She made and maintained longtime friendships with many people from all walks of life. She never met a stranger.
Peggy is survived by her husband of 27 years, John J. Garner Jr. of Hilltop Lakes; son and daughter-in-law, Scott Alan and Carrie Dillard of Los Angeles, Calif.; son, Gary Dennis Dillard of Al Asad Air Base, Iraq; son, Robert Eugene Garner of Conroe; and son, John J. Garner III of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandson, Ben Dillard of Los Angeles, Calif.; granddaughter, Ava Dillard of Los Angeles, Calif.; brother, C.D. Williams of Dallas; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Doris Williams of Farmers Branch; sister, Clo Fletcher of Midlothian; sister, Louise Heiskell of Duncanville; granddaughter, Courtney Garner of Conroe; grandson, Adam Garner of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandson, Austin Garner of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and grandson, Jordan Garner of Yukon, Ohio; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bob Kristensen officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Family visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Cliff Smith, Steve Fletcher, Larry Fletcher, Bradley Fletcher, Curtis Williams, Joel Williams, Randy Heiskell and Bill Vaught.
Memorials may be made to Hilltop Lakes Chapel or the charity of personal choice.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Georgia Nell (Claxton) Joles
Jan 6, 1963 - Oct 3, 2005

Mrs. GEORGIA NELL (CLAXTON) JOLES, age 42, of Corsicana, Texas, died Monday, October 3, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana, Texas. She is survived by her husband Jimmy Joles, Sister-Lora Pope of Corsicana, Texas, Sister-Linda Claxton of Corsicana, Texas Sister & Brother-in-law-Cynthia & Roger Scoggins of Corsicana, Texas Brother-Malcolm Claxton of Corsicana, Texas. She was preceded in death by her Brother-George Claxton,. Jr. Sister-Pamela Davis, and Father George Claxton, Sr. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, October 5, 2005. Graveside Funeral Funeral services will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery at 2:00 PM Thursday, October 6, 2005 , Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas.

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Georgia Nell (Claxton) Joles

Georgia Nell Claxton Joles, 42, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, in Corsicana.
Visitation will held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.
Mrs. Joles was born Jan. 6, 1963, in Ennis.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Pamela Davis; brother, George Claxton Jr.; and father, George Claxton Sr.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Joles of Corsicana; mother, Estelle Brown of Corsicana; stepfather, Connie Roy Brown of Corsicana; sister and brother-in-law, Cynthia and Roger Scoggins of Corsicana; sisters, Lora Pope and Linda Claxton, both of Corsicana; and brother, Malcolm Claxton of Corsicana.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Georgia Nell Claxton Joles
Georgia Nell Claxton Joles, 42, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, in Corsicana.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.
Mrs. Joles was born Jan. 6, 1963, in Ennis.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Pamela Davis; brother, George Claxton Jr.; and father, George Claxton Sr.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Joles of Corsicana; mother, Estelle Brown of Corsicana; stepfather, Connie Roy Brown of Corsicana; sister and brother-in-law, Cynthia and Roger Scoggins of Corsicana; sisters, Lora Pope, Linda Claxton, Pamela Davis and Michelle Seldomridge, all of Corsicana; and brother, Malcolm Claxton of Corsicana.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Florence (Foster) Murrell-Fowler
Died Oct 3, 2005

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Florence Fowler of Midland passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, in Midland. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. An online guest book is available by going to the Web site www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Florence Fowler obituary. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Florence Foster Fowler
Florence Foster Fowler of Midland went home to be with God Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, after a long illness.
She was born in Barry on August 28, 1924 to Sidney Foster and Ethel Martin Foster. Florence was raised in Black Hills, and graduated from Elmhouse [Emhouse] in 1943.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Murrell; second husband, Burnard Fowler; two sons, James (Jim) and Timothy Murrell; her parents, Sidney and Ethel Foster and five sisters.
Florence was survived by son, Mark Murrell of Pasadena; daughter, Doris Sawyer of Midland; brothers Murrell (Buddy) Foster of Corsicana and Sidney Foster of Wichita Falls; sister Lucille Crawford of Pasadena; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild and several friends.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday.

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Shirley Ann (Himes) Longstreath
Mar 24, 1957 - Oct 3, 2005

Mrs. Shirley Ann Longstreath, 48, of Corsicana passed away on Monday, October 3, 2005 in Tyler. She was born on March 24, 1957 in North Tonawanda, New York. She was a homemaker, and an active member of the Apostolic Revival Center in Corsicana, where she volunteered as a cook with the Life's Little Ones Daycare. Visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at the Apostolic Revival Center with the Rev. Wayne Hutson officiating. Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy & Charlotte Himes, and is survived by her Sisters and Brothers-in-Law, Colleen (Drohn) & Richard DeCordova of Corsicana and Margaret & John Becker of Dallas. Her Brother & Sister-in-law, Frank & Kathy Himes of malvern, AR. and numerous nieces & nephews.


Madalyn (McBroom) Edwards
Apr 19, 1918 - Oct 3, 2005

Mrs. MADALYN McBROOM EDWARDS, age 87, of Corsicana, Texas, passed away on October 3, 2005 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. Graveside services will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, TX. She was born April 19, 1918 to Maude and Willie McBroom in Corsicana. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Edwards. She worked at Air Activities of Texas during World War II. And she also worked as church secretary at North Side Baptist Church, in the business office at the Corsicana State Home for 19 years, and as a cashier at Humbert's Hickory House for 17 years. She is survived by her son, Don Edwards and his wife Deidra of Manhattan, Kansas. Daughters, Donna Potts and her husband Stanley of Haslet, TX and Janice Humbert and her husband Brantley of Corsicana. She is also survived by five granddaughters, one grandson, four great grandsons, and one great granddaughter. The family wishes to thank the administrative staff, the nursing staff and aides of Heritage Oaks Retirement Village and Hospice of Cedar Lake for the quality care and concern extended to our loved one. In lieu of flowers, the asks that you make a donation to your favorite charity.


Elmer Ray Holcomb

Ray Holcomb

Ray Holcomb, 88, of Corsicana and formerly of Navarro Mills, passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at Heritage Oaks West.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Emmett Cemetery with Bert Holcomb officiating.
Mr. Holcomb was born Sept. 10, 1917, in Frost.
Survivors include his son, Jackie McDaniel of Blooming Grove; daughters, Pat McElroy of Red Oak, Laquetta Graves of Mesquite and Pam Reither of Lubbock; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Harris of Athens and Mae Bryant of Corsicana.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Bobby Dan Bell

Bobby Dan Bell, 64, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at his residence.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Blooming Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jonathan Speegle and the Rev. James Evans officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery in Mertens.
Pallbearers will be John Paul Ross, Mac McGraw, Willie Pyburn, Dean Herrington, Jim Howard and Terry Paul. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Wylie, Lee Toms, Reagan Bell and Raymond Bell.
Mr. Bell was born Oct. 10, 1940, in Hubbard to Harold C. and Johnnie Turner Bell.
Survivors include his wife, Jettie Bell of Corsicana; son, Cody Bell and wife Kathy of Ennis; stepson, Steve Marr of Corbet; daughters, Dana Bell Stubbs and husband Norman of Corsicana and Sherri Bell Wilkinson and husband Darrell of Blooming Grove; stepdaughters, Cindy Duffield and husband James of Frost and Diane Crumpton of Corbet; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Billy R. Bell of Temple.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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Carl Dudley Vance
abt 1923 - Sep 13, 2005

Carl Dudley Vance, 82, of Temple passed away Sept. 13, 2005, at the VA Hospital in Temple. A private burial was held Monday, Sept. 19, at Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Betty (Kirk) Dillen
Aug 15, 1957 - Oct 4, 2005

 

Betty Dillen

Mrs. BETTY DILLEN, age 48, of Corsicana, Texas, died Tuesday, October 4, 2005, at Medical City Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
She is survived by her husband Donald Dillen, One Daughter, Daughter-Crystal Clawson of Kerrville, Texas, Father-James L. Kirk of Corsicana, Father & Mother-in-law-Mr. & Mrs. P.D. Dillen of Timpson, TX, Brother & Sister-in-law-Charles & Angela Walpole of Corsicana, Texas Brother & Sister-in-law-James & Vickie Kirk of Corsicana, Texas Brother & Sister-in-law-Randal & Wanda Kirk of Corsicana, Texas Sister & Brother-in-law-Maggie & James Riley of Corsicana, Texas. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, October 7, 2005. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 4:00 PM Saturday, October 8, 2005 , Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Prairie Point Cemetery in Navarro County, Texas.

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Betty Dillen
Betty Dillen, 48, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005 in Dallas.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 4 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.
Mrs. Dillen was born Aug. 15, 1957 in Navarro County. She was a housewife.
Survivors include husband Donald Dillen of Corsicana; daughter Crystal Clawson of Kerrville; father James L. Kirk of Corsicana; father and mother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. P.D. Dillen of Timpson; brothers Charles Walpole and Angela, James Kirk and Vickie, and Randal Kirk and Wanda, all of Corsicana; sister Maggie Riley and James of Corsicana; grandson Tyler Clawson; her beloved dog Missy; brother-in-law Paul and Annette Dillen of Houston; sister-in-law Myrna and John Green of Houston; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by sisters Rose Marie Kirk and Debra Kirk, and mother Janice Holifield.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Alice Mae (Jenkins) Lumpkin
Jul 5, 1923 - Oct 4, 2005
Mrs. ALICE MAE (JENKINS) LUMPKIN, age 82, of Corsicana, Texas, died Tuesday, October 4, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana, Texas. She is survived by Daughter-Shirley McKinney of Marshall, Texas, Son & Daughter-in-law-W. J. "Buddy" & Beverly Jock of Mildred, Texas Daughter & Son-in-law-Gloria & Ricky Vick of Eureka, Texas Sister-Polly Smith of Mildred, Texas Brother-Herman Jenkins of Corsicana, Texas Brother & Sister-in-law-Martin & Marsylene Jenkins of Eureka, Texas Brother & Sister-in-law-Henry & Nellie Jenkins of Corsicana, Texas Brother & Sister-in-law-J. B. & Rita Jenkins of Mexia, Texas Sister & Brother-in-law-Betty & Frankiln Boyte of Eureka, Texas Sister & Brother-in-law-Patsy & Harris Griggs of Navarro Mills, Texas Sister & Brother-in-law-Shirley & Rodney Wilson of Chickasha, Okla.
Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, October 7, 2005. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 AM Saturday, October 8, 2005 , Rev. Bobby Jock officiating. Interment will be at Post Oak Cemetery in Malakoff, Texas.

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Alice Mae (Jenkins) Lumpkin

Alice Mae Jenkins Lumpkin, 82, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Jock officiating. Interment will follow at Post Oak Cemetery. [in Malakoff ? or Navarro Co. ?]
Pallbearers will be Robbie Jock, Paul Jock, Joey Jock, Howard McKinney, George T. McKinney, James W. McKinney, John W. McKinney and Kevin Jock.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law W. J. “Buddy” and Beverly Jock of Mildred; daughters Shirley McKinney of Marshall, and Gloria Vick and husband Ricky of Eureka; brothers Herman Jenkins of Corsicana, Martin Jenkins and wife Marsylene of Eureka, Henry Jenkins and wife Nellie of Corsicana and J. B. Jenkins and wife Rita of Mexia; sisters Polly Smith of Mildred, Betty Boyte and husband Franklin of Eureka, Patsy Griggs and husband Harris of Navarro Mills, and Shirley Wilson and husband Rodney of Chickasha, Okla.; grandsons Robbie Jock and wife Lisa of Corsicana, Paul Jock and wife Brena of Corsicana, Joey Jock and wife Leah of Mildred, Howard McKinney of Marshall, George T. McKinney and wife Terrisa of Marshall, James W. McKinney of White Settlement, John W. McKinney of Marshall and Kevin Jock and wife Jessica of Corsicana; granddaughters Regan Davis of Corsicana, Leandra Biles and husband Nick of Eureka, Melanie Savins and husband Eric of Red Oak, and April McCreight and husband D. K. of DeSoto; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Lumpkin was born July 5, 1923 in Archer County.
She was preceded in death by her son Kenneth Jock, husband Rueben Lumpkin and sister Nelda Miller.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Estella (Hernandez) Rodriguez

Estella Hernandez Rodriguez, 50, of Frost passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.
Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Freddie Gomez, Nicky Pena, Michael Beacom, Roger Hernandez, Gonio Hernandez and Riley Hernandez.
Mrs. Rodriguez was born April 20, 1955, in Berclair to Chon and Conception (Perez) Hernandez. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She had worked for the Frost Independent School District for 15 years. She was a wonderful woman who never judged anyone and was an exemplary employee.
She was preceded in death by her son, Refugio Rodriguez Jr.
Survivors include her husband, Refugio Rodriguez of Frost; daughters and sons-in-law, Gracie and Freddie Gomez of Frost, Angela and Nicky Pena of Ennis and Patsy and Michael Beacom of Frost; grandchildren, Stephanie Gomez, Makayla Gomez, April Gomez, Jazmin Pena, Morgan Beacom and Matthew “Bubba” Beacom; brothers, Enriquez Hernandez and wife Becky of Berclair, Gonio Hernandez and wife Janie of Beeville, Roger Hernandez and wife Leticia of Goliad and Riley Hernandez and wife Jennifer of Port O’Connor; and sister, Eva Garcia and Domingo of Bardwell.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Pauline (Jones) Quinn
April 5, 1917 - Oct 4, 2005

Pauline Quinn

Pauline Quinn, 88, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.
Mrs. Quinn was born April 5, 1917, in Powell to Robert Lee and Elaine (Gowan) Jones. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church. She was a nurse.
Survivors include her son, Robert L. Quinn of Austin, Danny Quinn of Corsicana and James D. Quinn of Ennis; grandchildren, Jay and Jessica Quinn, Teresa Davis, Regina Newton, Karla Glenn and Donna Quinn; great-grandchildren, Andrew Newton, Ellie Newton, Madison Davis and Jack Davis.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Valla Mae (Wilbanks) Mahoney
Feb 25, 1932 - Oct 6, 2005

Valla Mae Mahoney

Valla Mae Mahoney, 73, of Blooming Grove passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, in Blooming Grove.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Dresden Cemetery with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating.
Mrs. Mahoney was born Feb. 25, 1932, in Dehlia to B.W. Wilbanks and Emma Evans Wilbanks.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, James and Donna Mahoney of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Yvonne and E.J. Bowden of Blooming Grove, Wanda and Loyd Bowling of Blooming Grove, LuAnn and Pete Lovett of Barry, Susie and Larry Cardinal of Blooming Grove and Charlene and Doyle Scaggs of Frost; 27 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sister, Mable Woodland of Corsicana.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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Kimberly Ann (Gordon) Manthey
Sep 6, 1960 - Oct 8, 2005

Kimberly Ann (Gordon) Manthey, 45, of Coolidge passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005 in Coolidge.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove.
Kimberly was born Sept. 6, 1960 in Dallas.
Kimberly was survived by her husband, Charles Wayne Manthey of Coolidge; daughters, Elizabeth Ann Gordon of Navarro Mills and Amber Dawn Gordon of Coolidge; a special grandson, Hunter Opry of Navarro Mills; parents, J. H. and Evelyn Gordon of Navarro Mills; siblings, Steve and Barbara Hodges of Coppell, Jackie and Patrisha Sterling of Navarro Mills and Vickie and Gary Grounds of Waxahachie and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

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Kimberly Ann (Gorden) Manthey

Kimberly Ann (Gorden) Manthey, 45, of Coolidge passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, in Limestone County.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Manthey, Teddy Manthey, Gary Grounds, Brian Fonseca, Joe Nail and Kelly Boulware.

Mrs. Manthey was born Sept. 6, 1960, in Dallas.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Wayne Manthey of Coolidge; daughters, Elizabeth Ann Gorden of Navarro Mills and Amber Dawn Gorden of Coolidge; a special grandson, Hunter Opry of Navarro Mills; parents, J.H. and Evelyn Gorden of Navarro Mills; siblings, Steve and Barbara Hodges of Coppell, Jackie and Patrisha Sterling of Navarro Mills and Vickie and Gary Grounds of Waxahachie; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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John Edward Plunkett

John Edward Plunkett, 51, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005 at his residence. Services are pending with M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Louise "Ludy" (Ledwell) Watson
Sept 7, 1939 - Oct 9, 2005

 
Ludy Watson passed away at her home on Sunday evening in Corsicana, Texas after waging a long battle with Lung Cancer. She was born on September 7, 1939 in Navarro, Texas. Ludy was a Nursing Assistant for Corsicana Nursing Home. She enjoyed her hobby doing woodcraft.
She is survived by her Brother and Sister-in-Law Lee Daniel and Katie Ledwell, of Frost, Her Sister and Brother-in-Law Frances Harris and Cecil Hayes, of Austin, Her Sister Joyce Collins of Corsicana, and Numerous Nieces and Nephews. She will be dearly missed by all. She was preceded in death by her son Baxter Lee Watson, parents Percy Baxter and Anna Lee Ledwell, her Brother and Sister-in-Law Baxter and Lucille Ledwell and her Brother-in-Law Marion Collins.
A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2005, at 1:00 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. A Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening, October 11, 2005 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.


Richard Andrew Giles
May 26, 1929 - Oct 11, 2005
 
Richard A. Giles
Richard A. Giles, 76, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Lance King, Chad King, Gregory Giles Jr., James Pettiette, James Simpson and Steve Gaines.
Mr. Giles was born May 26, 1929, in Lamesa. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier after 21 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his son, Gregory Giles Sr.; and eight brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Leona Giles of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Eddie King of Tyler; daughter-in-law, Pam Giles-Sharp of Tennessee Colony; grandsons, Lance King and wife Donna of Bullard, Chad King and wife Courtney of Athens and Gregory Giles Jr. of Tennessee Colony, currently serving in Iraq; granddaughter, Gina Pettiette and husband James of Bowling Green, Ky.; great-grandsons, Chance King of Bullard and Noble King of Palestine; great-granddaughter, Grace Giles of Palestine; brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Edna Giles of Houston; sister-in-law, Billie Giles of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Donald D. Washburn
July 24, 1932 - Oct 12, 2005

Donald D. Washburn, age 73, longtime resident of Ennis died Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at the Ennis Regional Medical Center. He was born on July 24, 1932 in Corsicana, Texas, to Felix and Abbie Washburn. Don married Rosemary King on December 26, 1951, in Waco, Texas. After graduating from mortician school, he made the funeral home rounds in Corsicana, Waxahachie and Ennis before leaving funeral service in 1959 to pursue a different avenue. In 1965, the Washburns moved to Houston where Don began managing a plant for Data Documents. Within three years, he was appointed vice president of the company, which was headquartered in Omaha. When they built a new plant in Hutchins, Washburn jumped at the chance to move back to Ennis, where he continued at Data Documents for a few more years and then started three different businesses — a software company, a produce store and Bubba’s BBQ — all of which he eventually sold. Returning to funeral service, Don worked at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home for the past 20 months. He was very active in the Methodist Children’s Home in Waco where he currently served as a Commissioner and a Wrangler at Boys Ranch. Don was a promoter of Ennis football and an active member of the Lionbacker Club. For the past 25 years, Washburn has been the voice of Lion football, announcing all the home games. During the off season Don and Rosemary take to the road in their RV.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Rosemary of Ennis, three children, Ron Washburn and his wife Kellee, Randy Washburn and his wife Norma, and Melanie Northcutt all of Ennis; grandchildren, Christy Liska, Ronnie Washburn, Jr., Tim Yrlas, Michael Yrlas, Jennifer Washburn, Katie Yrlas, Jacob Yrlas, Randy Washburn, Jr., Jason Washburn, and Shannon Cowan; seven great grandchildren, sister, Louise Prince; brothers, Charles Washburn and Felix Washburn.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church, 300 N. Sherman, Ennis, Texas. Interment will follow at the Myrtle Cemetery.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Methodist Boys Home, P.O. Box 5010, Waco, Texas 76708.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 800 S. Kaufman, Ennis, Texas.

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Virginia L. Williams

Virginia L. Williams, 65, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Frost Cemetery with Nedra House officiating.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Virginia Williams
Virginia L. Williams, 65 of Corsicana. Passed away October 12, 2005 in Corsicana. Ms. Williams was born to Lee Williams and Nellene Ivy Williams August 12, 1940 in Frost Texas.
Visitation will be 6-8pm Friday October 14, 2005 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be held 10:00am Saturday October 15, 2005 at Frost Cemetery.
Ms. Williams is survived by cousins Phil Massengale and wife Sandy, David Massengale and wife Clideene, and Nedra House and husband Jerry.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Clyde L. Roloff
Mar 16, 1911 - Oct 14, 2005

Clyde Luther Roloff, 94, of Dawson passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at a Corsicana retirement home.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Brad Brittain officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Hue Hillis, Leon McLain, Gene McLain, Bill Roloff, Ben Roloff and L.C. Chambers. Honorary pallbearers will be Norman Summers, Dan Griffin, Clark Putman, A. J. Renfro, Bobby Duke and Rudy Roloff.
Mr. Roloff was born March 16, 1911, to Rudolph John “R.J.” and Winnie (Sawyer) Roloff in the rural area around Dawson. He had lived all of his life in the Dawson area, was a rancher and farmer and served on the Dawson ISD school board and the Dawson City Council. Mr. Roloff was a member of First United Methodist Church of Dawson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 68 years, Callie (Jordan) Roloff; son-in-law, Kenneth Thompson; and brother, Ervin Roloff.
Mr. Roloff is survived by his daughter, Beverly Thompson of Waxahachie; brother, Vernon Roloff of Dawson; sisters, Mary McLain of Dawson, Margie Roloff of Corsicana and Opal Hillis and husband Jake of Dawson; grandsons, Clyde Thompson and wife Dawn of Dallas and Troy Thompson and wife Vicki of Waxahachie; great-granddaughters, Kayla and Kimberly Thompson of Waxahachie; great-grandsons, Noah and Sawyer Thompson of Dallas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Dawson.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Laqueta Joyce (Ellis) Rogers
Jan 3, 1934 - Oct 14, 2005

Joyce Ellis Rogers, born Jan. 3, 1934 in Navarro County, passed away Oct. 14, 2005 at the Twilight Home in Corsicana.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Pallbeaerers will be her nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons, Matt Lewis, Trey Hedrick and Justin Rogers.
Joyce is preceded in death by daughter, Linda Gale; grandson, Shae Rogers; parents, Earl and Birdie Ellis; and sister, Peggy Louise.
Joyce is greatly honored by her three children who loved her dearly to the end — son, Mike Rogers and wife Stacy; daughters, Brenda Lewis and Vicky Prater and husband Harold, all of Corsicana. Joyce is also survived by a loving family — sisters, Anny Woods and friend Jim Williams, Lois Brafford and Wayne, Linda Bedenbaugh and Chuck, and Barbara Floyd and Steve; brother, Ken Ellis and Linda; four grandchildren; and three grandchildren.
The family wishes to sincerely thank the entire staff at the Twilight Home for the care and love shown to our Mom and the family the years there. We encourage everyone to visit a nursing home often and share your smile with someone who really needs it.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Belle Barron
Aug 23, 1910 - Oct 15, 2005

Belle Barron, 95, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Mrs. Barron was born Aug. 23, 1910 in Brown County, Texas. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Dr. R. Lano Barron.
Mrs. Barron is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Bill Hicks of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Janice Barron of Corsicana; grandsons, Todd Hicks and wife Jamie of Crosby, Chad Barron of Corsicana and Jarrod Null of Corsicana; granddaughters, Amber Barron and Emily Null, both of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Belle Barron

Mrs. Belle Barron, 95, of Corsicana passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2005 at the Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. She was born on August 23, 1910 in Brown County, Texas. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Corsicana. Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, 2005 at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Monday, October 17, 2005 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Interment will follow in the Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana. She was preceded in death by her Husband of 60 years, Dr. R. Lano Barron, and is survived by her Daughter & Son-in-Law, Kay & Bill Hicks of Corsicana, TX., Son & Daughter-in-Law, Bob & Janice Barron of Corsicana, TX., Grandson & Wife, Todd & Jaime Hicks of Crosby, TX., Grandsons, Chad Barron and Jarrod Null of Corsicana, Tx., Granddaughters, Amber Barron, and Emily Null of Corsicana, TX., and numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.
 


Vaola (McGaugh) "Jimmie" Conrad
Oct 21, 1916 - Oct 16, 2005
 
Mrs. Vaola “Jimmie” Conrad of Corsicana went to be with the Lord Sunday October 16, 2005. Graveside service will be at Richland Cemetery with immediate family by her request on Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. , Rev. Bill Honea officiating under the direction of Corley Funeral Home. Vaola was born on October 21, 1916 in Richland and graduated from Richland High School in 1935. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Whitehouse, Texas before moving to Corsicana. She and her husband lived in Shreveport, LA for many years where they owned and operated a successful business. She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest B. Conrad, September 24, 2002. Also her parents, two brothers and four sisters. She is survived by one sister, Vanus DeArmon of Wichita Falls, one brother, Joe McGaugh and wife Doris of Corsicana, one step son Dennis Conrad and wife Mary of Janesville, Minn and a number of nieces and nephews.


Kathy Marlenia Cannon
d. October 16, 2005

Kathy Marlenia Cannon, resident of Corsicana, Texas passed away Sunday October 16, 2005 at the age of 48 years. She was preceded in death by her parents Teddy Cannon and Edith Faye Blood. Brother Harlan Cannon and sister Carolyn Thomas Step Father David Blood. Kathy was a devoted mother and grandmother. Her grandchildren knew her as "Big Mama". Kathy could be characterized as being free spirited, having goodwill towards others. Her family was her life and she loved them dearly.
She is survived by her grandmother Kathryn Frazier of Leon, Oklahoma. Daughter and son-in-law: April Cannon Nelson and Timothy Wayne Nelson of Corsicana. Grandchildren Winter Faye Nelson and Timothy Larry Nelson. Sisters: Lillian Brown and husband Kenneth of Coriscana, Betty Stewart of Moeffet, Texas, Harriett Brown of Temple, Texas, and Fran Gainer of Belton, Texas. Brothers: Teddy Guy Cannon and Tracy Cannon both of Fort Worth , Texas.
Visitation will be Tuesday night from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday October 19, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Richland Cemetery

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HAROLD B. WATSON  
Sep 9, 1929 - Oct 17, 2005
 
Harold B. “Toppy” Watson died at his home in Corsicana on October 17. Visitation will be held 6 to 8p.m. Wednesday, October 19, at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 20, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, with the Dr. Robert Young officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Toppy was born September 9, 1929, in Corsicana. His parents were Harold and Josephine Watson. He graduated from Corsicana High School, and served in the US Army as a tank commander at Camp Hood in the 2nd Armored Division, 66 Tank Battalion. As a member of original Barracks bunch, he played football for Navarro Junior College. He graduated from Navarro Junior College and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University. After graduation, he married his high school sweetheart, Arliss Shell, and began a 35-year career with Otis Engineering Corporation, a subsidiary of Halliburton. His career took him from beginning helper to manager of western hemisphere foreign operations. He worked in southern Louisiana, New Mexico and South Texas before spending 21 years in Las Morochas and Maracaibo, Venezuela. Upon retirement, he and Arliss returned to Corsicana, where Toppy was active at Westminster Presbyterian Church and served as an elder. Her participated in the Road to Recovery program and drove cancer patients to Dallas for treatment. Toppy loved to garden, travel and to spend time with his family. He is survived by Arliss, his wife of 53 years; two sons, Tres Watson, and wife, Margaret, of Dallas; and Bill Watson, and wife, Ruth, of College Station. He is also survived by one grandson, Christopher Watson of College Station. Other survivors are his brother Gus Watson of Denver, Colorado; his sister, Bunny Heroman of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and a number of nieces and nephews. Donations may be made to the Child and Family Program at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 312 N. 13th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110 or Cedar Lake Hospice whose services are invaluable.

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THELMA LORAINE (NOWELL) HAYDEN
Nov 28, 1919 - Oct 18, 2005
 
Thelma Loraine Hayden, 85, lifelong resident of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. She was born Nov. 28, 1919, in Corsicana. Known to her family as Mother, Granny, Sis or Aunt T, Thelma will be remembered with love for her caring and giving nature, her ever-present humor, and her sharp mind. Her family celebrates her life, which will live on as precious memories. Thelma has been reunited with her husband, Ray Hayden; her parents, Percy and Nonie Nowell of Corsicana; and her niece, Janice Elaine Nowell of Corsicana/Austin. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Darlynne Hayden of Duncanville and Ben and Sheila Hayden of Broken Arrow, Okla.; four grandchildren, Aaron Hayden and Aubree Hayden, both of Broken Arrow, Okla., Chris Hayden and wife Chris of DeSoto, and Ashley Gordon and husband Aaron of Dallas; and four great-grandchildren, Connor and Cara Hayden and Addison and Avery Gordon. Thelma is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Ben and Imogene Nowell of Corsicana; and a niece, Cindy Nowell of Santa Cruz, Calif.

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