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Robert Franklin "Pete" Nokes
Mar 29, 1879 - Nov 15, 1951

Nov. 16, 1951
RR. F. (Pete) Nokes' Rites Held at Malakoff
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 16. - R. F. (Pete) Nokes, 72, of Malakoff, died in a Malakoff hospital Thursday. Funeral services were held from the Malakoff Methodist Church Friday. Burial was at Ferris, his former home.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Robert Nokes of Malakoff; five daughters, Mrs. D. N. Poarch, Mrs. Billie Talkington and Mrs. O. J. Skinner, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Roy Norwood and Mrs. Gordon Dean, both of Dallas; a granddaughter, and two sisters, Mrs. J. J. Castles of Corsicana and Mrs. Fred Hamilton of Fort Worth.

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Lena Mae (Farmer) Nokes
Jan 28, 1885 - Oct 16, 1961

Mrs. R. F. Nokes Expires Monday At Malakoff
MALAKOFF - Oct 16, (Spl) - Mrs. R. F. Nokes, 76, a native of and former resident of Corsicana died suddenly at her home in Malakoff at 1 a.m. Monday.
Funeral services are planned at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Malakoff Methodist Churchy, with Rev. Herman Millican conducting. Interment will be in Park Cemetery, Ferris.
Surviving her are a son, Robert Nokes, Malakoff; five daughters, Mrs. O. J. Skinner, Mrs. D. N. Poarch and Mrs. Frances Talkington, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Roy Norwood, Longview and Mrs. Gordon Dean, Mesquite; three brothers, H. B. Farmer, Garland; I. L. Farmer, Waco, and Lloyd Farmer, Corsicana; 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Carroll and Lehr Funeral Home, Athens, will direct.

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  • w/o Robert Franklin Nokes; d/o John Edward Farmer & Tempe Caroline "Callie" (Howard) Farmer
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Geddes (Scroggs) Noble
Sep 27, 1865 - Jan 4, 1942

January 9, 1942
Funeral Services Held For Mrs. Geddes Noble
CORSICANA, Texas. Jan. 9. - Funeral services were held here with burial in Kerens for Mrs. Geddes S. Noble, who died at her home after a lingering illness.
Mrs. Noble was born in Carthage, Panola County, Sept. 27, 1865, and came to Kerens with her parents, Prof. and Mrs. C. S. Scroggs, when she was 17. Mrs. Noble was married in 1885 to William Noble, prominent businessman of that section, who died in 1905.
She had resided in Corsicana since 1916. Surviving Mrs. Noble are her three children, A. Lee Noble, Kerens; Mrs. J. D. Hathorn, Corsicana; William Noble, Atlanta, Ga., and three granddaughters and a sister, Mrs. Ella Noble, Kerens.

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MRS. GEDDES NOBLE DIED HERE SUNDAY; BURIAL AT KERENS

Mrs. Geddes noble, aged 76 years, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Neita Noble Hathorn, 1505 Woodlawn.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist Church.

A native of Carthage, Panola county, Texas, Mrs. Noble moved to Kerens when 12 years of age, and was married to the late William Noble in 1885. She had resided here for a number of years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hawthorn of Corsicana; two sons, Lee Noble, Kerens, and William Noble, Atlanta, Ga. And three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were John Anderson, Dare Mabry, Geddes Noble, C. A. Vaughn, Guy Love, Ben F. Blackmon, Etheridge King and S. L. Dublin.

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Arthur Lee Noble
Sep 15, 1886 - Apr 29, 1950

April 30, 1950
A. Lee Noble Dies In Dallas Hospital
A. Lee Noble of Kerens, Navarro County, died Saturday in a Dallas hospital after a long illness. He was sixty-three and a native of Navarro County.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed but burial will be in Kerens.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. G. C. Orr, Rosebud, Falls County; a brother, William Nobel, Jacksonville, Fla., and a sister, Mrs. J. D. Hathorn, Corsicana.

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Lee Noble Rites Held Sunday With Burial In Kerens

KERENS, May 2—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Lee Noble, 63, who died in a Dallas hospital Saturday, were held Sunday afternoon from the Stockton Funeral chapel. Burial was in the Kerens. The rites were conducted by Rev. Carroll Thompson, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Milton O. Davis, pastor of the First Baptist church.

A native of Kerens, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Noble, he was engaged in the drug business at Mart for many years before returning to Kerens 10 years ago. He was a jewelry and novelty salesman until he became ill a short time ago.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. G. C. Orr, Rosebud; a brother, William Noble, Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. John D. Hathorn, Corsicana, and an aunt, Mrs. Ella Noble, Kerens.

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Louis Niveth
Died Feb 11, 1905

February 15, 1905
NIVETH - Corsicana, Tex., Feb. 12. - L. Niveth died last night at his home in this city. He was well known in Sulphur Springs, Mount Vernon, Pittsburg, Gainesville and Paris. He was a native of St. Petersburg and served in the Russian army prior to coming to America and at the time of his death was on Gov. Lanham's staff.

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E. T. Nicholson
Died Feb. 16, 1903

February 20, 1903
NICHOLSON - Corsicana, Tex., Feb. 16. - E. T. Nicholson, an old citizen of the county, and at one time County Treasurer, died yesterday at 6:40 a.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. E. Franklin, 215 East Second avenue, and was buried this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.

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Jane Nichols
abt 1851 - Mar 1933

March 9, 1933
Mrs. Jane Nichols Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, March 9. - Mrs. Jane Nichols, 83, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. M. Turnbow, Corsicana, Route 2, at an early hour Thursday morning and the funeral will be held at the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in the Modrell Cemetery. The services will be conducted by the Rev. H. R. Allen, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Turnbow, and seven grandchildren.


March 10, 1933
Funeral services for Mrs. Jane Nichols, 82, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mat Turnbow, in the White's Chapel community, were held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Ward Friday afternoon, with burial in the Modrell Cemetery. Mrs. Nichols was born at Raleigh, Miss.
Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Turnbow, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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David Edmond Nichols
May 1, 1873 - Apr 29, 1948

April 30, 1948
David E. Nichols Dies in Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, April 30 (Special). - David E. Nichols, 75, died at his home here Thursday.
Surviving are his wife; eight sons, Arthur, Ed, Tom, Lawrence, Henry, Thurman and Paul Nichols, all of Corsicana, and Leo Nichols, United States Army; eight daughters, Mrs. Letha McCain, Mrs. Leola Jones, Mrs. Clara Gilmore, Mrs. Cleo Boone and Miss Doris Jean Nichols, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Cora Burge and Mrs. Dorothy Travis, both of Dallas; thirty-seven grandchildren; five brothers, Tom Nichols, Streetman; Sam Nichols, Waxahachie, Bill and Pearley Nichols both of Moulton, Ala., and Kenney Nichols, Corsicana, and four sisters, Mrs. Sallie Gill, Bay City; Mrs. Annie Phillips, Memphis; Mrs. Ada Johnson, Barry, and Mrs. Lucille Shadix, Corsicana.

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DAVID E. NICHOLS FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY 2 P. M.

Funeral services for David Nichols, 76, retired farmer, will be held from the Assembly of God church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Henry H. Price, pastor of the church. Nichols died at the family home, 1005 North Twentieth street.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eunice Nichols, Corsicana; eight sons, Arthur, Ed, Tom. Lawrence, Henry, Thurman and Paul Nichols, all of Corsicana, and Leon Nichols, U. S. army: eight daughters, Mrs. Letha McCain, Mrs. Leola Jones, Mrs. Clara Gilmore, Mrs. Cleo Boone and Miss Doris Jean Nichols, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Cora Burge and Mrs. Dorothy Travis, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Flora Miller. Los Angeles; 37 grandchildren, five brothers, Tom Nichols, Streetman; Sam Nichols Waxahachie; Bill and Pearley Nichols, both of Moulton. Ala., and Kenney Nichols, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Sallie GUI. Bay City; Mrs. Annie Phillips, Memphis, Tenn.; Mrs Ada Johnson, Barry, and Mrs. Lucille Shaddix. Corsicana, arid other relatives.

Corley Funcral Homc will direct

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Mrs. I. Newman
Died Jul 1944

July 29, 1944
Mrs. I. Newman Buried
CORSICANA, Texas, July 29. - Funeral services for Mrs. I. Newman, who died at her home in Mexia Thursday, were held Friday afternoon at Mexia, where burial was made.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Josie Newman, Mexia; two sisters, Mrs. B. O. Whutby and Mrs. H. Oscar, both of Dallas, and a brother, H. S. Cohen, Dallas.

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Mollie B. Nelson
abt 1852 - Feb 1933

Feb 4, 1933
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 4. Mrs. Mollie B. Nelson, 81, died here at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Thurstone, Saturday morning and the funeral will be held at the Thurston residence Sunday afternoon. The Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church, of which Mrs. Nelson was a member, will conduct the services, assisted by J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ.
Mrs. Nelson was born in Tennessee. She came to Texas thirty-seven years ago and the family resided near Mount Calm, Hill County. For the last seven years Mrs. Nelson has resided in Corsicana.
Surviving are five sons, the Rev. J. B. Nelson, Dallas; R. A. Nelson, Hubbard; O. C. Nelson, Delia; Morgan Nelson, Delia, and W. E. Nelson, Prairie Hill; a daughter, Mrs. Thurston, Corsicana; fifteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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George Dandridge Meredith
1858 - 1943

G. D. Meredith Rites
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 3. - Funeral was held Sunday with burial at Chatfield for George D. Meredith, 84, who died at his Chatfield home. A native of Mississippi, Meredith moved to Old Raleigh when a child and shortly afterward moved to Chatfield where he has since resided. Surviving are his wife, a son, George Edward Meredith, Chatfield; two daughters, Mrs. J. M. Hodge, Denton; Mrs. C. L. Manning, Fort Worth.

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Jessica Lee (Anderson) Ferguson
Mar 17, 1981 - Jun 14, 2006

Jessica Lee Ferguson, 25, of Houston passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2006, in Houston.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Floyd Peterson officiating. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Matt Kidwell, Chris Kidwell, Patrick Sanders, Caleb Sanders, Dylan Price, Greg Bridger and Neal Pierce.
She was born March 17, 1981, in Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Derwood Newland.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Michael Ferguson of Houston; son, Jonathon Ferguson of Houston; sister, Melissa Meehan of Maryland; grandparents, Marquita and Jim Minick of Corsicana and Evelyn Anderson of Corsicana; father-in-law, David Ferguson and wife Lora of Sugar Land; father, Alvin Anderson and wife JoAnn of Corsicana; and mother, Tammy Meehan of Corsicana.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Emma "Lou" (Trent) Clemons
Feb 2, 1931 - Jun 16, 2006

Emma Clemons

Services for Emma “Lou” Clemons, 75, of Killeen, were held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2006, at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel in Killeen, with the Rev. Richard O’Rourk officiating. Burial followed in Killeen City Cemetery.
She died June 12, 2006, in Killeen.
Mrs. Clemons was born on Feb. 2, 1931, in Rural Shade and was raised in Corsicana. She had been a member of the Killeen community for 41 years. She was a volunteer at Darnall Army Community Hospital for 23 years and retired with the P.A.T.S. (Patients Assistants Team Service) program.
Mrs. Clemons was also a homemaker.
She was an honorary member of the U.S. Army Medical Department Regiment from the Surgeon General. Mrs. Clemons earned numerous Helping Hand Awards, the Commanding General Certificate of Excellence, and the 1998 Volunteer of the Year Certificate of Achievement from III Corps.
She attended St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Killeen.
Mrs. Clemons was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin H. Clemons, who died in December 1977; and a daughter, Kathie Lou Clemons, who died in 1953.
Survivors include a son, Robert A. Clemons and his wife Melody; daughter, Karen Frugé and her husband Keith; brothers, Nelson Trent and David Trent; a sister, Wanza Warren; and grandchildren, Gina Chancellor, Aimee Frugé, Sarah Clemons, Robert Clemons II and Nicole Frugé.
Arrangements by Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Killeen.

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Mary Evelyn (Davis) Crawford
Jun 25, 1923 - Jun 16, 2006

Mary Evelyn Crawford

Mary Evelyn Crawford, 82, of La Porte passed from this life Friday, June 16, 2006, at Pasadena Care Center in Pasadena.
Family visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Kerens Church of Christ with Jimmy Glenn officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Russ Crawford, Dale Crawford, Kelley Crawford, Bud Neely, Bruce Franklin and Danny Moore.
Evelyn attended the Waters Road Church of Christ in Pasadena.
She was born June 25, 1923, in Needville. She married Nathan B. Crawford in 1950. They lived in the Houston-La Porte area for the past years. Evelyn was a homemaker and a devoted wife. She loved gardening and taking care of her roses.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Walter C. and Mary Jane Davis; sisters, Florence Kelley, Jessie Curry and Frances Stanley; and brother, Bill Davis.
She is survived by her husband, Nathan B. Crawford of La Porte; brother, Tom Davis of Lufkin; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Leslie T. ‘Bubba’ Cook
Feb 24, 1956 - Jun 10, 2006

Leslie T. “Bubba” Cook, 50, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, June 10, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church, 400 S. 15th St., with Pastor A.E. Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be James Wynne, Nathan Faulk, Mark Moore, MarKeith Bryant, O’Brian Keith and Mario Cook.
Mr. Cook was born Feb. 24, 1956, in Corsicana. He was a driver many years for Erwin Goldman.
He was preceded in death by his father, Less T. Cook.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann Cook of Corsicana; two children, Lamont Cook and Lanita Cook; seven grandchildren, DeMarcus Cook, Jalisa Cook, Lamont Cook Jr., Lockiera Cook, Casey Davis, Phil’Sacia Simmons and Pha’Stasha Simmons; mother, Velma Cook of Corsicana; five sisters, Annette Wynne, Donna Sterling and Verna Faulk, all of Corsicana; Charlene Chandler of Dallas and Pam Cook of Wisconsin; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Freeman Robinson Sr.
Aug 2, 1905 - Jun 13, 2006

Freeman Robinson Sr., 100, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at Twilight Home.
Quiet hour will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Scott Funeral Chapel.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Mission Baptist Church with the Rev. L.L. Polk, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Friendship Cemetery in Jewett.
Pallbearers will be Louis Canary DeVaughn, Jason Brown, Bruce Udell Spears, Wayne Earl DeVaughn, James Edward Spears, Burtis Bradwyck Robinson, Corey Robinson and Waco Corley Porter. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Second Mission Baptist Church.
Mr. Robinson was born Aug. 2, 1905, at Jewett. He was a retired teacher and administrator of Leon and Navarro counties. After retirement he served as co-coordinator and assistant director for the Community Action Program. He was an active member of the United Teaching Profession and the Retired Teachers Association. He dedicated many years of service to the NAACP, AARP, North Central Texas Council of Governments, Texas Department of Aging and Prince Hall AF & AM Grand Lodge. He was a faithful member of Second Mission Baptist Church where he served as deacon since 1970.
Survivors are daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and Canary DeVaughn of Houston and Georgia and Roger Thomas of Austin; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Burtis and Elayne Robinson of Pelham; son, Curtis Robinson of Milwaukee, Wis.; and daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Waco Porter of San Antonio; grandchildren, Louis DeVaughn of Houston, Bruce Spears of San Antonio, Deborah Spears of San Antonio, Michelle DeVaughn Tidline of Houston, Wayne DeVaughn of Sugar Land, James Spears of Austin, Rita Spears Pryor of Waco, Tina Robinson Baker of Dallas, Brad Robinson of Memphis, Tenn., Corey Robinson of Milwaukee, Wis., Nell Porter Thompson of Seattle, Wash., Alice Porter Powell of San Antonio, Marie Porter Gillum of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Waco Porter Jr. of Kansas City, Mo.; 28 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Charles Guy Ray
Jun 15, 1932 - Jun 14, 2006

Charles Guy Ray, 73, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Bob Reid and the Rev. Richard Ham officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Slater, Frank McDonald, Johnny Fortenberry, Bill Ford, Jerry Jordan and Billy Joe McCullough.
Charles was born June 15, 1932, in Mer Rouge, La., to Guy and Velma (Capers) Ray. He graduated from Bastrop High School in Bastrop, La., and joined the Navy in 1951 during the Korean War. He married his high school sweetheart, Patsy Ruth Fair, on Sept. 15, 1952, at First Assembly of God Church in Bastrop. They were married for 51 years when Patsy preceded him in death on March 10, 2004.
He is survived by two sons, Charles Michael Ray and wife Joan of Waxahachie and Tommy Lynn Ray and wife Paula of China Spring; grandchildren, Terri Ann Price and husband Cpl. Paul Price of Barstow, Calif., David Ray of Arlington and Ashlyn Ray of China Spring; two step-grandchildren, Randy Davis of Liberty and Cameron Rhodes of China Spring; two great-grandchildren, Natalie Price and Caleb Price of Barstow, Calif.; brother, Jimmy Ray of Mission; sister-in-law, Sylvia Corgey and husband Nelbert of Houston; two brothers-in-law, Norman Fair and wife Isla of Woodward, Okla., and Eddie Fair and wife Dottie of Bastrop, La., and eight nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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CHARLES RAY
Mr. Charles Guy Ray, 73, of Corsicana died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at a Corsicana hospital. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2006, at Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard. Burial was at Dawson Cemetery.   - The Reporter


Genever (Holcomb) Scarborough
Oct 7, 1915 - Jun 18, 2006

Genever Scarborough

Services for Genever Scarborough will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bailey and Foster Chapel with the Rev. Richard Palmer officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery.
Mrs. Scarborough died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at Greenbrier Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 7, 1915, in Anderson County to Walter and Lottie Brassfield Holcomb. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Scarborough was a member of Montalba Christian Church and Tennessee Colony Eastern Star.
Mrs. Scarborough was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ezem G. Scarborough Sr.; brothers, Roscoe Holcomb, Maynard Holcomb and Edward Holcomb; and a sister, Lora Gaddis.
She is survived by her sons, E.G. Scarborough Jr. and wife Christene and John Buck Scarborough and wife Gail, all of Bradford; grandchildren, Karen Ellis and husband Michael of Gladewater, Mark Scarborough and wife Ginger of Corsicana and Billy Scarborough and wife Kendra of Bradford; great-grandchildren, Trey Gould, Michaela Ellis, Katy Scarborough, Madisen Scarborough and Morgan Scarborough; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Hebron Earl Scarborough, Bobby Holcomb, Gary Holcomb, Murray Holcomb, Larry Holcomb and Hassell Lambright. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Holcomb and Hank Gilbert.
Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bailey and Foster Funeral Home, 207 S. Magnolia, Palestine.

Arrangements by Bailey and Foster, Palestine.

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Patti John (Bunch) McNee
Sep 9, 1931 - Jun 16, 2006

Patti John (Bunch) McNee, of Boise, Idaho, died Friday, June 16, 2006, at home under the care of Four Rivers Hospice.
Patti was born Sept. 9, 1931, in Corsicana to John and Minnie Bunch. She grew up in Corsicana and attended North Texas State in Denton receiving her degree and teaching certificate in 1952. Patti was active in Little Theater Productions while attending North Texas State. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where she met her husband, Gene, who was stationed in Los Angeles as an auditor with the Air Force.
Patti and Gene were married on March 11, 1953, in Las Vegas, Nev., after Gene received orders transferring him to Ladd Air Force Base in Fairbanks, Alaska. While in Alaska their son, Mark, was born in 1954. When Gene was discharged from the Air Force in 1954, they moved to Boise, Idaho, where their son, Bruce, was born in 1956.
After living in Boise until 1958, she followed Gene to a job in Los Angeles. They returned to Boise in August 1959. Patti was active in school activities involving her two sons and worked part time at Bach Photo. In 1965 she was a medical secretary and receptionist for Dr. R.G. Paterson where she remained until June of 1971 when her husband was transferred to Twin Falls, Idaho. In June of 1974 it was back to Boise for good. With both her sons in college, she worked for a short time for Manpower Inc. and then went to work at Boise Cascade in 1975. She retired from Boise Cascade in 1989.
During and after her years of working for Boise Cascade, Patti was active in the Centennial Charter Chapter of ABWA in Boise. Patti and her friend Jan Orton enjoyed traveling and attending ABWA regional and national conferences. In addition to various other offices Patti was president of the chapter for two years and Woman of the Year in 1980. Patti and Jan also enjoyed getting together for lunch most Saturdays for many years.
Patti enjoyed being a member of Gene’s immediate family, she made friends easily wherever she worked or volunteered as well as with hospital staff members. She enjoyed visiting her aunt and friends in the Dallas area on a regular basis. She was a loyal Dallas cowboy fan during the Tom Landry era.
Thirty-five plus years of smoking was not good to her and she was diagnosed with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) in 1997 and was placed on oxygen full time in April 1998. She missed going to Dallas to see her aunt and friends from the school years. She missed going to lunch with her friend Jan Orton, so Jan came to visit her at home. She missed going to her granddaughter’s choir concerts and her graduation from high school. She missed going to her grandson’s football games and other activities. She missed family get togethers, she missed going to Arizona to visit her son and daughter-in-law. She missed her father who was killed, when she was 14, by a hit and run driver who ran off the road and hit him while he was retrieving a golf ball he had hit out of bounds. However, with all of the misses she maintained a positive attitude in the face of great adversity.
Patti was preceded in death by her father, John Bunch; mother, Minnie Bunch; and aunt, Della Mae Hawes. She is survived by her husband, Gene; sons, Mark and Bruce (Lynn); grandchildren, Heather and Ian; and her cousin Vel Hawes (Connie) in Dallas; and many nieces and nephews. It is fair to say that Patti enjoyed people and people enjoyed Patti. She is going to be missed by everyone, especially her family.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Cloverdale Funeral Home in Boise, Idaho.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Women and Children’s Alliance, 720 W. Washington, Boise, ID 83702; or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Cloverdale Funeral Home, Boise, Idaho.

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Pamela Sue (Wieghat) Wood
Jan 29, 1955 - Jun 19, 2006

Pamela Sue Wood

Pamela Sue Wood, 51, of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 19, 2006, in Waco.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Wood was born Jan. 29, 1955, in Fort Worth to Melvin John Wieghat and Nilah Eickenhorst Wieghat.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Wood of Corsicana; sons, Christopher Burris of Humble, David Burris of Corsicana and Brandon Orsack of Nevada; daughters, Michelle Fletcher of Knoxville, Tenn., and Amber Humphries of New Jersey; nine grandchildren; mother, Nilah Wieghat; sisters, Naomi Carlton of Spring, Tina Wieghat of Houston, Janet Kent and husband Ben of Riverside, and Lisa Rodriquez of Humble; brothers-in-law, Doyle Wood and wife Marianne of Columbiana, Ala., and Billy Wood of Corsicana; and sisters-in-law, Martha Warren of Garland, Ginger Jolly and husband Bud of Garland and Dorothy Wood of Dallas.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Jun 21, 2006
  • Note, I'm not sure if this is Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana or the Oakwood Cemetery in Waco

Clester L. Housley
Abt 1915 - Jun 12, 2006

CORSICANA, Texas - Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Caney Baptist Church for Clester L. Housley, 91, of Corsicana, formerly of Lamar County, who died June 12, 2006, in Corsicana.
Burial will be in Caney Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Housley was a retail grocery merchant and a member of Caney Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Sones Housley, and a grandson, Hilton L. Housley Jr.
Survivors include three sons, Hilton Lavon Housley Sr. of Petal, Jarrell L. Housley of Liberty, Texas, and Harold L. Housley of Corsicana; a daughter, Lawana H. Giddings of Okmulgee, Okla.; three brothers, Darnell Housley of Houston, Texas, Joe Earl Housley of Lumberton and Troy Housley of Purvis; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Caney Baptist Church.
Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg is in charge of arrangements.

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  • Hattiesburg American

Milton Ray Lewis

Corsicana Man Killed In Freak Accident Near Hubbard City Lakes
A 75-year-old Corsicana man was killed in a freak traffic accident on Highway 31 west of Hubbard Thursday afternoon, June 8.
Milton Ray Lewis was eastbound near the Hubbard City Lakes when the accident occurred shortly before 5 p.m.
Witnesses told authorities that an object either fell from a truck or the rig’s wheels threw the object into the air.
The projectile glanced off the hood of Lewis’ sport-utility vehicle, went through the windshield and struck the man in the head. It then glanced up and dented the top of the vehicle.
Authorities were speculating that the object continued out the rear window, which was shattered, but a search along the roadway for the item proved negative.
It wasn’t until Lewis’ body was removed from the vehicle that a ratchet used to tighten straps on 18-wheeler loads was found jammed against the accelerator.
Two pieces of strap commonly used to tie down loads on a tractor-trailer rig were found on the shoulder of the roadway several hundred yards from where the vehicle came to a stop.

Authorities were speculating that the accelerator became stuck, causing the vehicle to speed up.
The SUV jumped a small ditch, went airborne for over 75 feet, crossed City Lakes Road and ran through another ditch before stopping.
Rural Hill EMS responded but the man was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Eugene Fulton of Hubbard.
Witnesses described a silver cabover tractor with a flatbed trailer loaded with material that was westbound on the highway about the time the accident occurred, but it was unclear whether it was involved in the accident.
Hubbard police and the Department of Public Safety investigated.

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Christine (Church) Cockrell
May 13, 1911 - May 21, 2006

CHRISTINE COCKRELL
Christine Church Cockrell, 95, of Whitney died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at her residence. She was born May 13, 1911, in Corsicana, daughter of James Monroe and Kate Collum Church, where she graduated from high school. She also attended Hillsboro Junior College. On June 13, 1931, she married Thomas B. Cockrell, and he preceded her in death April 23, 1986. She had lived in Hillsboro most of her life and was very involved in many organizations and activities over the years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Hillsboro, charter member of Sesame Club and past member of the cemetery board. She was also preceded in death by one son, James T. Cockrell, November 18, 1992. Survivors include: one son, Don G. Cockrell and wife, Cindy Whigham Cockrell, of Laguna Park; five grandchildren, Craig Cockrell, Clay Cockrell, Sean Cockrell, Ross Cockrell and Kelly Cockrell; 10 great-grandchildren; and extended family, Fred and Sue Ella Stevens of Whitney.
Graveside services were held at noon Monday, May 22, 2006, at Ridge Park Cemetery in Hillsboro with Dr. Charles Rice of Zion United Church of Christ of Womack officiating.

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Christine (Church) Cockrell
Christine Church Cockrell, 95, passed away at her residence in Whitney on Sunday, May 21. Graveside services were held on Monday, May 22, at the Ridge Park Cemetery in Hillsboro, with Dr. Charles Rice of the Zion United Church of Christ of Womack officiating. She was born on May 13, 1911, in Corsicana to James Monroe and Kate (Collum) Church. She graduated from high school in Corsicana and then attended Hillsboro Junior College. On June 13, 1931, she married Thomas D. Cockrell. She lived in Hillsboro most of her life and was very involved in many organizations and activities over the years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hillsboro and also a charter member of the Sesame Club and past member of the Cemetery Board. She was preceded in death by her husband on April 23, 1986 and her son, James T. Cockrell on Nov. 18, 1992. Survivors include her son Don G. Cockrell and wife Cindy Whigham Cockrell of Laguna Park; five grandchildren, Craig, Clay, Sean, Ross, and Kelly Cockrell; ten great-grandchildren; and extended family, Fred and Sue Ella Stevens of Whitney. Funeral services were under the direction of Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors.

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Ray King
July 25, 1921 - Apr 23, 2006

RAY KING
Mr. Ray King, 84, of Malone passed away Sunday, April 23, 2006, at a Corsicana hospital. He was born July 25, 1921, in Hon, Arkansas, son of the late H. W. and Mary Ellen Toomey King. He was raised in Oklahoma, to which he and his family moved when he was still a child. After graduating from high school, he joined the Air Force. He married Louise Schmidt February 6, 1943. After his military service was completed, they moved to Dallas, where he worked for 37 years as a photographer for Comini’s. After retiring in 1983, he and his wife moved to her hometown of Malone. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church of Malone. He was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Survivors include: his wife of 63 years, Louise Schmidt King of Malone; one daughter, Gwen King of Malone; one sister, Norma Mattix of Arizona; two sisters-in-law, Lillie Matthews of Malone and Mildred King of California; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Salem Lutheran Church in Malone with Pastor James Heiser officiating. Burial was at Salem Lutheran Cemetery.

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Bill Cunningham
Dec 26, 1928 - Jul 16, 2004

BILL CUNNINGHAM
Mr. Bill Cunningham, 75, of Hubbard died Friday, July 16, 2004, in Corsicana. He was born December 26, 1928, on Cross Street in Hillsboro, son of the late Clarence Marvin and Mary Virginia Leatherwood Cunningham. He graduated from Hillsboro High School and entered the construction business immediately afterwards. He married Jean Ann Moffett June 14, 1947, in Hillsboro. He started Cunningham Construction in the early 1950s, retiring in 1991. He had lived in Hill County most of his life until moving to Navarro County in March of 1995. He was a Methodist. He was preceded in death by one sister, Doris Stokes, November 25, 1972. Survivors include: his wife, Jean Cunningham of Hubbard; five children, Gene Cunningham and wife, Debby, Joe Cunningham and wife, Mary Ann, and Terry Cunningham and wife, Kathy, all of Hillsboro, Paul Cunningham and wife, Nancy, of Richardson and Victoria L. Cunningham of Olympia, Washington; one brother, Charles W. Cunningham of Hillsboro; two sisters, Ann Bowman and husband, Garry, of Hillsboro and Pat Land of Hubbard; 19 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren with another one on the way; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro with Glen MacDonald of Hillsboro Church of Christ officiating. Burial was at Hillcrest Garden of Memory near Hillsboro. Memorials may be made to Young Life, 227 East Franklin Street, Hillsboro 76645; or Iron Springs Christian Camp, 104 PR 216, Whitney 76692.

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Eva Marie (Cook) Weisinger
Aug 20, 1916 - Nov 25, 2005

EVA WEISINGER
Funeral services for Eva Marie Weisinger, 89, of Longview were held at 10 a.m. Monday, November 28, 2005, at First Baptist Church in Talco with Dr. John David Webb officiating. Burial was at 3:30 p.m. at Richland Cemetery in Mertens. She passed away Friday, November 25, 2005, at a Longview nursing home. She was born August 20, 1916, in Frost, daughter of Jesse and Myrtle Cook. She had lived in the Talco community, where she was a member of First Baptist Church, before she moved to Longview in 2004. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reginald Weisinger; three sisters; and one brother. Survivors include: two sons and
daughters-in-law, Jimmie and Linda Weisinger of Longview and Royce and Carolyn Weisinger of Bedford; six grandchildren and their spouses, Jimmie L. and Ronda Weisinger, Lisa and Logan Lobue, John G. and Roxanne Weisinger and Leslie and Darrell Paull, all of Longview, Christie and Kyle Flaherty of Fort Worth and Robin and Ben Paisley of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 14 great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 687, Talco, TX 75487.

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Elnora (Klein) Helton
Jan 8, 1930 - Nov 8, 2004

ELNORA HELTON
Elnora Helton, 74, of Irene died Monday, November 8, 2004, in Irene. She was born January 8, 1930, in Hill County between Irene and Malone, daughter of the late Edward and Lydia Muesse Klein. She moved to Waco as a young child before returning to Frost to attend high school. On June 23, 1947, she married Hughey Helton in Hillsboro. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Irene, where they have lived since. For over 20 years, she was the office manager at Oak Street Medical Center of West. She was an avid gardener, and her interests included dancing with friends at Geneva Hall in Elm Mott. Her greatest love was her family and grandchildren. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Adeline Pilgrim and Margie Hammons. Survivors include: her husband, Hughey Helton of Irene; two children, Sue Watson and husband, Danny, and Jackie Helton and wife, Janet, all of Lorena; one brother, James Klein and wife, Marcie, of Waco; one sister, Lillian Waits and husband, J. B., of Peoria; one brother-in-law, Park Hammons of Fort Worth; four grandchildren, Clint Watson and wife, Cheryl, of Austin, Lora Sykora and husband, Matt, of Hewitt and Misty Bischoff and Jared Bischoff, both of Lorena; three great-grandchildren, Reid Watson of Austin and Brock Sykora and Addison Sykora, both of Hewitt; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 10, 2004, at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro with Rev. Darren Heil of First Baptist Church of Mertens officiating. Burial was at Frost Cemetery.

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Annie Bess Johnson
Jan 2, 1914 - Jun 17, 2003

ANNIE JOHNSON

Annie Bess Johnson, 89, of Hillsboro died Tuesday, June 17, at a local hospital. She was born January 2, 1914 in Frost, daughter of Jesse Oliver and Virgie Mayfield Johnson. She moved to Irene in 1930. She later lived in Hillsboro and then Corsicana for 13 years where she worked as a cook for the children’s home. She later returned to Hillsboro. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she worked in the nursery for a number of years. Survivors include: several nieces and nephews, including Maurice Craig and Margaret Taylor, both of Hillsboro. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 20, at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro with Rev. Reed Justus officiating. Burial followed at Ridge Park Cemetery in Hillsboro. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 673, Hillsboro 76645.

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Thelma L. (Cook) Fain-Frasier
Aug 21, 1913 - May 2003

THELMA FRASIER

Thelma L. Frasier, 89, of Hillsboro died Friday, May 9, at a local nursing home. She was born August 21, 1913 in Frost, daughter of Jesse Warren and Loura Myrtle Moore Cook. She graduated as valedictorian of Frost High School. Her husband, Clifford Warren Fain, preceded her in death in 1950. She later married Ronald T. Frasier, and he preceded her in death in 2003. She was also preceded in death by one son, Warren Fain, in 1999; one brother, Amon Cook; and two sisters, Catherine Wilson and Birdie Pearl Garrison. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Hillsboro. She taught school many years at Mexia State School before retiring in 1973.
Survivors include: one stepdaughter, Rosemary Rogers and husband, Roy, of Dallas; one sister, Eva Weisinger of Bogata; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Monday, May 12, at 1 p.m. at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro with Dr. Brian K. Whitney officiating. Interment followed at the Cotton Gin Cemetery in Mexia. Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, P.O. Box 263, Hillsboro 76645; or the Cotton Gin Cemetery Assocation, Route 2 Box 158E, Mexia.

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J. W. Coggin
Mar 30, 1925 - May 2003

Mr. J. W. Coggin, 78, of Godley died Monday, May 5, at a Cleburne hospital. He was born March 30, 1925 in Frost, son of Guie Durrell and Annie Mae Shults Coggin, and was raised in Hillsboro. He had lived in Fort Worth most of his adult life before moving to Godley in 1996. A Marine Corp veteran of World War II, he retired as a salesman from Rex Groves Automotive in 1982 after 25 years of service. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church of Cleburne. Survivors include: four children, Kathryn Atchison and husband, Jim, of Godley, John Durrell Coggin of San Antonio, Bob Coggin of Conroe and Jackie Wilma Cox of DeLeon; one brother, Warren Coggin of Corpus Christi; one sister, Doris Truelove of Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Peoria Cemetery with Rev. Bill Pollard officiating.

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Tommy Phillips
Jun 30, 1925 - Dec 13, 2002

TOMMY PHILLIPS

Mr. Tommy Phillips, 77, of Whitney died Friday, December 13, at a Waco hospital. He was born June 30, 1925 in Frost, son of Fred Collard and Florence Catherine Claxton Phillips, and was raised in Italy, Texas. He served during World War II with the Sea Bees as a boatswains mate, 2nd class. He married Exie Rabe April 9, 1946 in Waxahachie. He lived in Arlington and Cedar Hill before moving to Whitney about 20 years ago. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Whitney. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Edwin LaVern Phillips. Survivors include: his wife; one daughter, Debbie Hancock of Whitney; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, December 16, at First Baptist Church in Whitney with Rev. John Carl and Dr. Allan Lane officiating. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Monday, December 16, at Hillcrest Burial Park in Waxahachie.

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Monroe Ponder

MONROE PONDER

Mr. Monroe Ponder, 59, of Kerens died Thursday, December 11, 2003 in a Corsicana hospital. He was born August 28, 1944 in Houston, son of Paul Lemond and Lois Goodwin Ponder, where he grew up. He married Karen Becktold, and she preceded him in death October 19, 1996. He moved to Kerens in 1998. He married Mary Grassman in 1999. He was also preceded in death by his father; and two brothers. Survivors include: his wife; his mother, Lois E. Ponder of Kerens; four children, Jimmy Becktold and Frieda West, both of Whitney, Teresa Martin of Kerens and Leymond Ponder of South Bend, Indiana; one brother, Mike Ponder of Houston; three sisters, Shirley Ponder of Kerens, Imogene Colvin and Gwendolyn Roberts, both of Houston; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, December 15, at Hickey Cemetery, west of Hillsboro, with Michael Sullivan officiating.

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Violet A. (Roberts) McDonald
Aug 28, 1914 - Dec 25, 2004

Mrs. Violet McDonald, 90, of Hubbard died Saturday, December 25, 2004, at a Victoria hospital. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, December 31, 2004, at Liberty Hill Cemetery near Dawson.

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Annie Lee (Howard) Wright

ANNIE WRIGHT
Annie Lee Wright, 74, of Malone died Sunday, November 28, 2004, at Scott and White Hospital in Temple. She was born December 6, 1929, in Alabama, daughter of Gaston S. and Frances L. Brooks Howard. In 1934, she moved to Texas and graduated as valedictorian of the 1946 class of Malone High School. She married M. J. (Cell) Wright April 15, 1948, and he preceded her in death May 28, 1985. For many years, she was employed with Jarvis-Paris-Murphy and Hill County Grain Company. She was an insurance agent associated with Wright Insurance Agency of Hillsboro before becoming vice president of First National Bank of Bynum and later First National Bank of Hillsboro. She spent all of her life in Malone and retired from the Malone Independent School District in 2003. She was a district officer of the Women’s Society of Christian Services of the Methodist Church, served on the Heart of Texas Council of Governments’ Committee on Aging and was secretary of the Salem-Irene Cemetery Association. She was a member of the Hill County Democratic Executive Committee for 20 years and long-time member of Malone Methodist Church, later the Penelope United Methodist Church and most recently First United Methodist Church of Dawson. Survivors include: one son, Larry Wright and wife, Roma, of Austin; one daughter, Linda Finch and husband, Jim, of Brandon; one brother, Charles Howard of Malone; two sisters, Mrs. Melvin Huse of Richardson and Mrs. Carl Watson of Waxahachie; seven grandchildren, Chris Finch, Karen Finch, Jessica Wright, Karleen Prewitt, Donna Broder, Mark Fletcher and Regina Tittley, and several great-grandchildren, among whom is Collin Finch.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 1, 2004, at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro with Rev. Brad Brittain of First United Methodist Church of Dawson officiating. Burial was at Salem-Irene Cemetery in Irene. Memorials may be made to Methodist Children’s Home, 1111 Herring Avenue, Waco 76708; or Salem-Irene Cemetery, P. O. Box 63, Irene 76650.

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Velma Lewis Currington
abt 1920 - Sep 2004

VELMA LEWIS CURRINGTON
Mrs. Velma Lewis (Mama Lewis) Currington, 84, of Dawson died Wednesday, September 22, 2004, at a Mexia hospital. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 25, 2004, at First Baptist Church in Dawson.

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William Clark
abt 1935 - May 10, 2004

WILLIAM CLARK

Mr. William Augustus (Gus) Clark, 69, of Dawson died Monday, May 10, 2004. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 13, 2004, at Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. B. F. Risinger officiating. Burial was at Dawson Cemetery.

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Jelina Gail (Jordon) Carlisle
Mar 8, 1965 - Jul 26, 2004

JELINA CARLISLE
Jelina Gail Carlisle, 39, of Hillsboro died Monday, July 26, 2004, near Blum. She was born March 8, 1965, in Fort Worth, daughter of Willis Henry and Shirley Scott Jordon. She attended Covington schools and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Scott Jordon, May 5, 1997. Survivors include: her father, Willis Henry Jordon of Hillsboro; one daughter, Jaycee L. Carlisle of Hillsboro; one son, Matthew W. Carlisle of Hillsboro; two brothers, Russell W. Jordon of Alvarado and Willis S. Jordon of Whitney; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2004, at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro with Pastor Mike Stevens of House of Prayer Baptist Church of Whitney officiating. Burial was at Younger Cemetery in Purdon.

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Aileene (Hughes) Freeland
Sep 5, 1907 - Jan 14, 2004

AILEENE FREELAND

Aileene Freeland, 96, of Hubbard died Wednesday, January 14, 2004, at a Waco hospital. She was born September 5, 1907, in Purdon, daughter of the late William Daniel Hughes and Martha Elizabeth Kennemore Hughes. She married Byron Freeland March 30, 1929, and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Mac Hughes, John Will Hughes and Tommy Hughes; and two sisters, Eunice Foster and Lora Ford. Survivors include: one son, Dr. Harold Freeland and wife, Carol, of Keene; one daughter, Betty Ellison of Hubbard; one brother, A. L. Hughes of Speegeville; six sisters, Elva Gladney of Onxard, California, Annie Mae Jones of Tyler, Mildred Walker of Longview, Mary Lou McPherson of Mesquite, Loma Gladney of Speegeville and Zoette Rodgers of Baytown; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 16, at Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. James Hooper officiating. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

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John E. Nichols
Aug 17, 1915 - Jul 27, 2003

JOHN NICHOLS

Mr. John E. Nichols, 87, of Purdon died Sunday, July 27, 2003 at a Waco hospital. He was born August 17, 1915 in Streetman, son of the late John Edward and Louann Atchinson Nichols, and attended schools in Streetman and Alligator. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as a farmer all of his life. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Casey Joe Nichols; two brothers, Joe E. Nichols and H.B. Nichols; and two sisters, Clara Mae Horn and Sara Ellen Nichols. Survivors include: two sons, John Elic Nichols, Jr. and wife, Brenda, and Jack Ladon Nichols and wife, Darlene, all of Bellmead; two daughters, Janice Saralee Fouts and husband, Jerry Joe, of Bellmead and Ruth Ann Vickers and husband, Caswell, of Houston; former wife, Odessa Campbell of Bellmead; one sister, Sara Elizabeth Stowers of Lake Jackson; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Military graveside services were conducted by the West Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4819 at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Gerald Cemetery near Leroy with Rev. Ronnie Holmes officiating. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Denara Ruth Motley
Jun 3, 1924 - Apr 13, 2006

DENARA MOTLEY
Denara Ruth Motley, 81 of Irving died Thursday, April 13, 2006, in Irving. She was born in Navarro County June 3, 1924, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Motley. She was reared on a farm in Irene and attended schools there through the 10th grade, graduating from Hillsboro High School in 1941 and Hillsboro Junior College in 1943. During World War II, she worked in chemical warfare services at an incendiary bomb plant in Grand Prairie as an inspector on the nose section of the B-17 bomber. She attended North Texas State Teachers College (now the University of North Texas) in Denton the summers of 1944 and 1945. She worked for the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas from 1946 until 1948 and at Thomas Potter Oil Company in Dallas in 1949. In 1950, she went into television work in San Antonio for two years and then returned to Dallas in 1952 and worked for one year at WFAA-TV Channel 8. She then moved to the West Coast in 1953 and worked for 30 years at the ABC-TV Network in Hollywood, California, retiring in 1983. She then moved back to Dallas in 1989. She was a member of Oak Cliff United Methodist Church of Dallas. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mozelle Pass; one brother, W.T. Motley Jr.; and ex-husband, John W. Morris.
Survivors include: two sisters, Edith Morene Matthews and husband, Lee, and Loree Brown and husband, William; many nieces and nephews; and a host of loving friends. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2006, at East Side Chapel Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors in Hillsboro with Rev. Jonathan Mellette officiating. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 337 Carr, Hillsboro, TX 76645.

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Dorothy Jeanette (Turner) French-Harmer
Apr 22, 1917 - May 15, 2003

DOROTHY HARMER

Dorothy Jeanette Harmer, 86, of Fort Worth died Thursday, May 15, at a Fort Worth hospital. She was born April 22, 1917 in Brushie Prairie in Navarro County, daughter of Charles William and Omie Mae Fitzgerald Turner. She lived in California for 30 years prior to moving back to Hillsboro in 1988. She lived in Hillsboro six and half years prior to moving to Huguley Retirement Center in June 1995. She first married Wayne French September 10, 1935. She later married Wayne Harmer November 27, 1963, and he preceded her in death in June 1988. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Johnnie Bell, of Blooming Grove. She was a procurator supervisor for Edwards Air Force Base for 20 years, retiring in 1972. She was of the Methodist faith and an honorary member of NARF. Survivors include: one daughter, Charlene French McCall and husband, Bill J., of Houston; three sisters, Mary Wynelle Niswanger of Fort Worth, Wanda Ruth McCleary of Hillsboro and Linda Lou Newell of Everman; three grandsons; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro with Dr. G.W. French, Jr. officiating. Interment followed at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

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Peggy Joyce (Hindman) Mobley
Jan 2, 1932 - May 14, 2003

PEGGY MOBLEY

Peggy Joyce Mobley, 71, of Dawson died Wednesday, May 14, at an Arlington hospital. She was born January 2, 1932 in Hale Center, daughter of William Earl and Ethel Berry Hindman. She had been a long-time resident of Cedar Hill before moving to Dawson in 1977. A former editor of the Cedar Hill Chronicle, she helped start the Cedar Hill Citizen newspaper, had worked at the Midlothian Mirror and also had articles published in several other newspapers. She was a foster parent and grandmother in Navarro and Dallas counties, an officer in the Child Evangelism Organization and a member of First Baptist Church of Dawson. Her husband, Howard Leon Mobley, preceded her in death in 1995. Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Susan Mobley of Hubbard; five daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Darrell Spratlen, Jeannie and Dan Baucum and Julie and Jerry Meador, all of Midlothian, Patti and Melton Hawkins of Dawson and Lorri and A. D. Rynders of Glen Rose; long-time foster children, Les Lindsey and Earl Lindsey; one brother, David Hindman of Commerce; two sisters, Margie Eubanks of Pottsville and Pat Gill of Duncanville; 21 grandchildren; 18
great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at First Baptist Church in Dawson with Rev. Bobby Cave officiating. Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mobley Family Cemetery in Cedar Hill with Rev. Don Childress officiating. Memorials may be made to the building fund of First Baptist Church of Dawson.

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Terry O. Key
Jun 2, 1943 - Mar 18, 2006


Rev. Don Meador will conduct funeral services on Thursday, March 23, 2006, at First United Methodist Church in Giddings for Terry Key, who passed away at his home in Spring, Texas on March 18, 2006. He was 62. Burial will be in the Giddings City Cemetery.
Terry was born on June 2, 1943 in Corsicana, Texas to William Cecil and Essie Elizabeth Olson Key. He was married to Elaine Lehmann on August 1, 1964 in St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Winchester, Texas. He was an electrical engineer.
Surviving him are his wife, Elaine of Spring, sons, Kevin and wife Jennifer Key of League City and Kyle and wife Jenna Key of Dacula, GA; grandchildren, Rebecca and Allan Key of League City and Katherin and Samuel Key of Dacula, GA; sister, Linda and husband Jerald Kirk of Waller; brothers, Michael and wife Beverly Key of Waco and Kenneth Key also of Waco; mother-in-law, Louise Lehmann of Giddings. He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Walter Lehmann.

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Doris Ray (Grosdidier) Sievert
Apr 19, 1927 – Nov 9, 2004

Doris Ray Sievert of Giddings passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2004. She was 77. Doris was born in Corsicana, Texas on April 19, 1927. She was the daughter of Verne August and Eddie Fay (Beavers) Grosdidier. In 1973, Doris married J. W. Sievert, who proceeds her in death.
Services were held Monday, November 15, at the First Baptist Church in Giddings. Reverend Tim Clayton presided over the service. Burial was conducted in the McDade City Cemetery.
Mrs. Sievert is preceded in death by: parents August and Eddie Fay Grosdidier; first husband Bennett Canizaro; and, second husband J. W. Sievert. Survivors include: son Ben Canizaro of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandson David Canizaro of Giddings; and, granddaughters, Christine Canizaro of Austin and Anne Canizaro of Austin.
Mrs. Sievert is lovingly remembered by her family and friends as always happy. She loved her church and country, enjoyed music, berry picking and looking for arrowheads. She was a member of the Kitchen Committee and the Giddings Bridge Club. She will be sorely missed.

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Trudy Faye (Cowden) Sutton
Apr 1, 1924 - Jun 12, 2006)

SUTTON, , TRUDY FAYE COWDEN Born April 1, 1924, in Corsicana, Texas and passed away June 12, 2006, at the age of 82. She lived in Balch Springs, Texas. She worked for the D.I.S.D. and Buckner Children's Home. She was preceded in death by son, Ronnie Jo Cowden. Survivors include her husband of 29 years: Delbert Sutton; sons: Wayne Cowden & wife, Leoito and James Cowden & wife, Sharron; step-children: Glenn Sutton and wife Betty, Branda Weatherford, Larry & Elaine Cooper, Sheila & Dirl Herron, Kenny Sutton and Sherlion Sutton; brother: Elroy Cowden; 15 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren and other extended family members. "My Prayer for You" When you're lonely I wish you love when you you're down I wish you joy when you're troubled I wish you peace when things are complicated I wish you simple beauty when things are chaotic I wish you inner silence when things look empty I wish hope. Funeral services 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 14, 2006, in the GROVE HILL FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL. Interment 1:00P.M. Wednesday, June 14, 2006, in the Tool Cemetery, Tool, Texas. Family will receive friends 6-8:00 P. M. Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at the funeral home. Dignity Memorial Grove Hill 3920 Samuell Blvd. Dallas (214) 388-8887

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Helen (Poole) Perkins
Mar 10, 1923 - Jun 12, 2006

Helen Perkins

Helen Perkins, 83, of Abilene, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2006 at a local medical center. Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 17th, at Bethel AME Church, 725 Plum St. with Pastor Ada Bean officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park, directed by Community Memorial Funeral Home, 1443 N. 2nd.
A visitation will be Friday, June 16th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Perkins was born March 10, 1923 in Corsicana, TX to the late David and Lula D. (Porter) Poole. She moved to Abilene from McKinney, TX in 1947. While living in Abilene, she worked for many years at First National Bank, Timex Corporation and the Kiva Inn. She loved to travel and loved her church.
She is survived by a son, Roger B. Perkins and wife, Linda, of St. Charles, MO; a daughter, Ruby J. Mathis and husband, Johnny, of Abilene; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Willie Lee Perkins in 2003; three brothers and one sister.

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Peggy (Duncan) Barlow
Apr 23, 1912 - Jun 22, 2006

Mrs. Peggy Duncan Barlow, 94, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2006 in Corsicana.
She was born on April 23, 1912 in Cryer Creek, Texas to Claude Duncan and Olivia Cruse Duncan. She and her husband owned & operated an antique business for a number of years.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2006 at the Oakwood cemetery with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Mrs. Barlow was preceded in death by her Husband, Leroy Barlow, and her Parents, Claude & Olivia Cruse Duncan.

She is survived by four cousins.


Dorothy Ruth (Beasley) Douglas 
Nov 23, 1929 - Jun 22, 2006

Dorothy Ruth Douglas

Mrs. Dorothy Ruth Douglas, 76, of Corsicana, died on June 22, 2006 in Corsicana.
She was born on November 23, 1929 in Bazette, TX to J.D. and Eva Mae Walker Beasley. She was Co-owner of Douglas Food Store and Douglas Dairy Mart in Corsicana, TX.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2006, from 6 - 8:00 P.M. at Corley Funeral Home. services will be Sunday, June 25, 2006, at 3:00 P.M. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. officiating.
Pallbearers will be Les Cotten, David Dycus, Mark Gober, Jeb Breaden, Tony Barlow, and RIchard Barlow. Honorary Pallbearers will be James Sikes, George Caperton, Bill Johnson, B.C. Barlow and Bill Dotson.
Mrs. Douglas is survived by: A daughter and son-in-law: Gail and Tim Barlow of Corsicana, TX.; Son: Bill Douglas of White Hall, IL.; 2 Sisters: Margaret Skipper and Dwenelle Bradley both of Grarland, TX.; Grandson: Shane Douglas of Austin, TX.; Granddaughter and husband: Kimberly and Marshall Bottoms of Purdon, TX.; Granddaughter and husband: Amber and L.D. Beers of Huntsville, TX.; Great Grandson: Dalton Douglas of Rice, TX; and Great Grandchildren: Amanda Bottoms, Kaitlyn Bottoms, Daniel Breaden, Kylie Bottoms and Matthew Bottoms all of Purdon, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband; Ernest Douglas on Feb. 6, 2001; Brother: Billy Beasley; and a granddaughter: Amy Lynn Barlow.
Memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society, 200 North 13th. Street, Suite 102, Corsicana, Texas 75110, Family First Hospice, Inc. 109 SW Main Street, Ennie, TX. 75119, or the donors choice.


Orelle Geneva (Brinson) Strain-Wagner
Nov 6, 1916 - Aug 11, 1997

Orelle (Strain) Wagner

Orelle (Strain) Wagner, 80, of Frost, died August 11 at Hartland East Hospital in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Frost with Rev. Nancy Schucler officiating.  Burial will follow at the Frost Cemetery.
Mrs. Wagner was born Nov. 6, 1916 in Frost.
Mrs. Wagner is survived by two daughters, Rosemary Buttgen of Mesquite and Sandra Moore of Dallas; brothers, Truitt Brinson of Dallas, Roy Brinson of Amarillo, and V.V. Brinson of Granite Sholas; a sister, Adella Fulk of  Maryville, Missouri; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

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Robert. Knox Blake, Jr.
Jan 12, 1931 - Nov 9, 1958

Dresden Services For Motorcycle Accident Victim

Funeral services were held at the Dresden Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday for Robert Knox Blake, 27, who succumbed to a head injury Sunday following a motorcycle accident in Grand Prairie Saturday night.  A patrolman of the Grand Prairie Police Department said that Blake's motorcycle struck a hole in the pavement, throwing its rider.

Two of the survivors are Mrs. W. A. Haden of Dresden, and Mrs. Beldon English of Frost, both sisters.

The rites were conducted by the Rev. Denzil Wright, Blooming Grove and Dresden pastor.  Burial for the Blooming Grove native was in the Dresden Cemetery with the McCormick Funeral Service directing.

Other survivors include his wife and a son, bobby Lamar Blake and a daughter, Mary Yvonne Blake, Dallas; mother, Mrs. Mary Blake, Houston; two brothers, Bill and John Blake, both of Houston; four sisters, Mrs. V. V. Brinson, Caldwell; Mrs. Sam Wilson, Houston; Mrs. N. M. Anderson, Houston, and Mrs. J. C. Brown, Mobridge. S.D.

Pallbearers were Joe Haden, Bobby Ray Moss, Donnie Gillen, James Hawkins, Billy Ray Vest and Charles Moore.

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Robert K. Blake Jr.
CORSICANA, Texas (Sp.) - Robert Knox Blake, Jr., 27, of Dallas, was fatally injured during the week-end when a motorcycle on which he was riding struck a hole in a Grand Prairie street, hurling the motorcycle and motorist 48 feet.  He died in a Dallas hospital Sunday of head injuries.

Services were held Tuesday at the Dresden Methodist church with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Bobby Lamar Blake, and a daughter, Mary Yvonne Blake, both of Dallas; mother, Mrs. Mary Blake, Houston; two brothers, Bill and John Blake, both of Houston; six sisters, Mrs. Beldon English, Frost, Mrs. V. V. Brinson, Caldwell; Mrs. Sam Wilson and Mrs. N. M. Anderson, both of Houston, and Mrs. J. C. Brown, Mobridge, S.D.

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BLAKE, Robert Knox Jr., 106 North Dwight. Remains forwarded to Blooming Grove, Texas for services and interment. LAMAR & SMITH WH6-2146

Nov 10, 1958

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Katie Thorne (Cunningham) Morton
Sep 30, 1915 - Sep 8, 1985

In Memory of: KATIE THORNE MORTON
Date of Birth: Sep 30, 1915
Date of Death: Sep. 8, 1985
Services: Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Tuesday Sep. 10, 1985 2:00 PM
Officiating: Ken Shults, Don Elrod
Pallbearers: Harold Bell, Glovis Haden, Buddy Ross, Regon Grounds, W. A. Haden, Wendel Putman
Interment: Dresden Cemetery
Arrangements: Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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John Dixon Blake, Sr. 
Dec 12, 1875 - Feb 7, 1951

John Blake
John D. Blake, 65, of Houston, died there Tuesday.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel the Rev. Kyle Glenn officiating.  Burial will be at the Dresden Cemetery.
He was a Navarro County native and had lived in Houston since 1946.  He was a Methodist, a World War II veteran and a retired taxicab driver.
Survivors include four daughters, Jackie Rogers, Jeanette Davis, Joyce McCradie, Judy Purdue, all of Houston; 10 grandchildren; seven sisters, Mattie Darnell of Corsicana, Mrs. W. A. Haden of Dresden; mrs B. L. English and Marie Knight of Frost; Mrs. V. V. Brinson of Granite Shoals; Mrs. S. L. Wilson and Virginia Brown of Houston; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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A Memorial Record for the Relatives and Friends of: Mr. John D. Blake
Passed Away: April 29, 1986
Services: Corley Funeral Chapel; Corsicana, Texas; Thursday, May 1, 1986, 2:00 P.M.
Officiating: Rev. Kyle Glenn
Interment:Dresden Cemetery
Pallbearers: Nephews

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Minnie Lee (Blake) Brinson

Minnie Lee Brinson
Minnie Lee "Tiny" Brinson, 76, of Granite Shoals, died Feb. 7, 1990 at Marble Falls.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Bass officiating.  Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 24, 1913, in Athens.  She was a retired secretary and a member of the Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by a son, Marty Brinson.

Survivors include her husband, V. V. Brinson of Granite Shoals; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and W.A. Steiner of Houston; one daughter-in-law, Patsy Mattox of Rockdale; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and six sisters, Edna hayden of Dresden, Fannie English and Marie Knight both of Frost, and Virginia Brown of Houston, Florence B. Wilson of Houston, and Mattie Darnell of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Ross Steiner, Philip Brinson, Justin Brinson, Sam Wilson, Fred Graves, Charles Blake, Andy Anderson, David Wilson, and John Brinson.

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A Memorial Record for the Friends and Relatives of: Mrs Minnie Lee "Tiny" Brinson
Passed Away: February 7, 1990
Services: Corley Funeral Chapel, Corsicana, Texas, Friday, February 9, 1990, 1:30 P.M.
Officiating: The Rev. Kenneth Bass
Interment: Dresden Cemetery
Pallbearers: Phillip Brinson, Justin Brinson, Charles Blake, Andy Anderson, Ross Steiner, David Wilson, John Brinson, Fred Graves, Sam Wilson

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Charles Searcy Scott

Charles Scott
Charles Searcy Scott, 70, of Frost, died Feb. 4, 1990 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Frost United Methodist Church with the Rev. Clyde Zellers and the Rev. John Decker officiating.  Burial will be at the Frost Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
Survivors include his mother, Maud Scott of Frost; and one sister, Lora Ann Crawford of Frost.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Rippy Hargrove, David L. Crawford, Danny Scott Crawford, Mark Crawford, Gary Redden and Joe Parum.

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In Memory of Charles Search Scott
Date of Birth: Jan 5, 1920
Date of Death: Feb 4, 1990
Services: First United Methodist Church, Frost, Texas, Tuesday Feb. 6, 1990, 2:00 PM
Officiating: Clyde Zellers, Todd Nivens
Pallbearers: David L. Crawford, Gary Redden, Mark Crawford, Danny S. Crawford, Joe Parum, Thomas Rippy Hargrove
Interment: Frost Cemetery
Arrangements: Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove, Texas

 

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Charles W. Croft

A Memorial Record for the Friends and Relatives of Mr. Charles W. Croft
Passed Away: April 15, 1986
Services: Corley Funeral Chapel, Corsicana, Texas, Thursday, April 17, 1986; 2:00 P.M.
Officiating: Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr., Rev Harold Lansford
Interment:Oakwood Cemetery
Pallbearers: C.S. McClanahan, Jule Waterman, Hugh Fullerton, Bud Curington, Hoyt Moore, June Clark, M. Evans

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Jack W. Sheets
Jul 26, 1930 - Jul 1, 2006

Jack W. Sheets, 75, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2006 at his home in Plano after a brief illness of cancer.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ted Dickey Funeral Home in Plano. A graveside service will be 3 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip K. Sheets Sr. and Mary Louise Wilson Sheets, brother Phillip K. Sheets Jr. and a sister, Sandra Louise Sheets McCarter.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Sheets of Plano; two stepsons, Michael Ray Fulton and wife Teri, and Robert L. Fulton and wife Debbie; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Jim McCarter and wife Martha; nieces Kimberly McDonald and Kelly Bell of Purdon and Kathy Haworth of Sandy, Utah; and nephew Michael D. McCarter of Corsicana.

Jack’s career for the past 30 years was as a sewing machine technician in the area of Dallas.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jack W. Sheets
Born July 26, 1930. Passed away July 1, 2006 at his home in Plano after a brief illness of Cancer at the age of 75. Jack is survived by his wife of 49 years, Louise Sheets; stepsons Michael Ray Fulton and wife Teri; Robert L. Fulton and wife Debbie; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Jim McCarter and wife Martha; nieces, Kimberly McDonald, Kelly Bell, and Kathy Haworth; Nephew Michael McCarter. Jacks career for the past 30 years was a sewing machine technician in this area. Services will be July 5Th at 11:00 a.m. at Ted Dickey Funeral Home, 2128 18Th St. in Plano. There will be a short visitation prior to the service. A graveside service and burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana at 3:00 p.m


Mary Emily (Skelton) Bonner
Mar 6, 1920 - July 2, 2006

Mary Emily Bonner, resident of Eureka, passed away July 2, 2006 at the age of 86 years in Corsicana.

She is survived by one son, Brice R. Bonner III of Eureka and two grandchildren, Kristen Jennings of Eureka and Brice R. Bonner IV of Eureka.

She was born in Huntsville on March 8, 1920. She was active in many civic affairs in her life. She was a member of the Eureka Methodist Church and was active in the Presbyterian Church most of her life.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Eureka Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Jul 3, 2006
  • Mary Emily was born to John Porter Skelton and Frances Hightower in Huntsville, Texas. She married Brice Richards Bonner Jr Dec. 20, 1941. They had one son, Brice Richards Bonner III and two grandchildren. 
  • Inscription:
    On the left side of a double BONNER marker, Mary Emily, Mar. 6, 1920, (the date of death has never been put on the marker)

Aubrey Earley
May 25, 1916 - Jul 1, 2006

Aubrey Earley, 90, of Kerens passed away Saturday, July 1, 2006 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Kerens Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Lynette Solomon officiating, and the Rev. Charles A. Reese assisting. Graveside services will follow at the Kerens Cemetery.

Aubrey Earley was born May 25, 1916 in Independence, Texas. He was a member of the Kerens Presbyterian Church and an Elder of the church. He was married to Lucille Byrd Earley for 58 years.

He retired from the military with 32 years of service. These years included the time that he served during World War II with the 961st Field Artillery Battalion and the 36th Division. Also he retired as a Master Sergeant from the U.S. Army National Guard. He was very active in attending reunions of these units until his health declined. He recently received a 50-year membership certificate from the American Legion.

He was a loving husband, father and granddad. His family will miss him but he will be forever with his heavenly Father and son, Jerry Chandler, that preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille of Kerens; daughters and sons-in-law Tommy and Peggy Snell of Lubbock and Brett and Barbara Latta of Kerens; daughter-in-law Patsy Chandler of Ferris; grandchildren Greg and Desi Snell of Spring Branch, Julie and Brian Werner of McKinney, Amy Snell of Lubbock, Wendy and Jason Wheat of Hamlin, and Samantha and Dedrick Hopkins of Terrell; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Byrd, Brian Werner, Greg Snell, Jason Wheat, Tommy Snell and Brett Latta.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. C. David Campbell, Ernest Byrd, Joe Sims, Aubry Saunders, John Beck and Ottis Ray Spurlock.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Sam B. Carroll
Mar 28, 1924 - Jun 30, 2006

Sam B. Carroll passed away Friday, June 30, 2006. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Fairfield. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Dresden Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Fairfield.

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Lillie Louise Read
Mar 23, 1912 - Jun 26, 2006

Lillie Louise Read, 94, of Richardson passed away Monday, June 26, 2006, in Richardson.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Pastor Richard Buck officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Dobbins, Donald Lynn Hickey, Randolph Wright, Michael George, Abraham DeLaRosa and Bill Burleson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Robert Mertz and Kyle Dockery.

Mrs. Read was born March 23, 1912, in Corsicana. She fell in love and married Louis E. Read in 1930. She was a devoted homemaker and mother. Lillie’s daughter Betty said, “When my mother married my dad, they lived with his parents and became a caretaker for his mom and later for his dad and learned what and how to be a servant to all. She exemplified that characteristic throughout her life to all her children and many friends.

She always said that all she needed was a little food, a place to sleep and enough money to be able to give some away.” When Lillie and Louis retired they returned to Corsicana after living in Tyler, Beaumont, Galveston, Houston and Austin. While in Corsicana they were active members of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She lived her life serving people as a servant to her Lord Jesus Christ. She passed away after almost 12 years of being affirmed by dementia and lived in Groesbeck as well as Plano around her two daughters, Barbara and Betty. The daughters then took over the role of serving their mother as they had seen her doing so many times.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis E. Read in 1992; son, John L. Reed; daughter, Barbara Read Turner; and great-grandchild, Derek Day.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Betty Read Herndon and Hugh M. Herndon of Richardson; sister, Mary Lee Dockery; grandchildren, Terry L. Read and Sharon Read, both of Carrollton, Heather Herndon-Wright of Lucas, Laurel Herndon of Frisco and Stephanie Herndon George of Plano; great-grandchildren, Destiny DeLaRosa, Ashley Kelly, Michael George Jr., Alyssa Lynn George, Jonathan Wilson, Steven Lewis Read, Mallory Read, Allyson Renfro and Dustin Wall; great-great-grandchildren, Aiden Herndon and Eiffel DeLaRosa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Katherine Marie (Pavelka) Blessing
abt 1951 - Jun 19, 2006

Katherine Marie Blessing, 55, of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 19, 2006, in Navarro County. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at Abundant Life Fellowship, 3900 Farm-to-Market Road 744. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Katherine Marie Blessing
Katherine Marie Blessing, 55 of Corsicana, passed away in Navarro County on Monday, June 19, 2006.

Born on December 5, 1950 in Corsicana to Frank Pavelka and Hattie Sakora Pavelka.

Memorial Services have been set for Saturday, July 1, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Abundant Life Fellowship Church.


Jann Lanelle Smith
Nov 17, 1954 - Jun 28, 2006

Jann Smith of Henderson passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2006. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Toby Tipps officiating. Interment will follow at Long Prairie Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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JANN LANELLE SMITH

Mrs. Jann Lanelle Smith, age 51, of Henderson, Texas, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006.

She is survived by her Daughter-Christy Rodriguez of Henderson, Texas, Son & Daughter-in-law-John & Amy Smith of Carthage, Texas, Son-Charles Foster, III of Henderson, Texas, Daughter & Son-in-law-Janna & Jonathan Desselle of Lufkin, Texas, Son & Daughter-in-law-Stephen & Mary Townley of Silsbee, Texas, Sister & Brother-in-Law-Linda & "Shorty" Foster of Houston, Texas, Sister & Brother-in-Law-Mary & Michael Grimes of Henderson, Texas.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, July 1, 2006 at the Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 PM Sunday, July 2, 2006 , Pastor. Toby Tipps officiating. Interment will be at Long Prairie Cemetery in Kerens, Texas.

A Memorial Service Will be held in Henderson, Texas at a later date.


Scott Alan Reynolds
abt 1970 - Jun 26, 2006

Scott Alan Reynolds, 36, of Ada, Okla., passed away Monday, June 26, 2006, in Ada, Okla. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel in Ada. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements by Criswell Funeral Home, Ada, Okla.

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Scott Alan Reynolds

SCOTT REYNOLDS
ADA — Services for Scott Alan Reynolds, 36, Ada, are 2 p.m. Thursday at Ada First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Texas.
Mr. Reynolds died June 26, 2006, at Ada.
Criswell Funeral Home.

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  • Ada Evening News, Ada Oklahoma

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SCOTT REYNOLDS

ADA — Services for Scott Alan Reynolds, 36, Ada, are 2 p.m. Thursday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. David McCann will officiate. Burial will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.

Scott left us Monday, June 26, 2006, in Ada, Oklahoma, while riding his Harley. He was born January 28, 1970, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Thomas W. “Bill” and Peggy Pressly Reynolds. He moved to Ada in March 2005 from Fort Worth, Texas. Scott was the Store Manager for The Home Depot in Ada. He started with The Home Depot when he was 18 years old, and he was of the Presbyterian faith. Scott loved riding his bike, watching sunsets, and his family and friends.

Survivors include his fiancé, Jessica Jones, Oklahoma City; his mother, Peggy Reynolds, Corsicana, Texas; his father, Thomas E. “Bill” Reynolds, Roane, Texas; two brothers, Douglas William Reynolds and Dianne Ellington, Adams, North Dakota, and Dan Leslie Reynolds and his wife Deborah, Decatur, Texas; two nephews, Joshua Reynolds, Roanoke, Texas, and Trey Harn, Roanoke, Texas; a niece, Alyssa Reynolds, Bison, South Dakota; and many friends too numerous to mention.We will always love and miss you.

Friends and family may call at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel from 6-8 p.m. today for visitation.

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

 

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  • Ada Evening News, Ada Oklahoma
  • Published: June 28, 2006 01:03 pm

Donna Marlene (Lang) Kilpatrick
1962 - Jun 24, 2006

Donna Marlene Lane Kilpatrick, daughter of Walter and Diane Lang of Kerens, died at her home in Denton June 24, 2006.
Donna was born in Dallas in 1962. She is survived by her family Diane, Pamela and Wally Lang of Kerens, her brother David Dodd and his family of Sunrise, Fla., and her longtime companion Robert Milligan of Denton.
She was preceded in death by her father Walter S. Lang Jr. and her infant son David Wayne Kilpatrick.
Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. July 7 at Kerens Cemetery.
Arrangements by DeBerry Funeral Directors, Denton.

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Donna Marlene Kilpatrick

Donna Marlene Lang Kil­patrick, 43, of Denton, died Sat­urday, June 24, 2006, at her residence.
She was born in Nov. 12, 1962, in Dallas.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 7, at Kerens Cemetery.
Survivors include her mother, Diane Lang, of Kerens; one son, Wally Lang of Kerens; one daughter, Pamela Lang of Kerens; one brother, David Dodd of Sunrise, Fla.; and longtime companion, Robert Milligan of Denton.
She was preceded in death by her father; and one son, David Wayne Kilpatrick.
DeBerry Funeral Directors is in charge of local arrangements.

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  • Denton Record-Chronicle

Edna Earle (Wilson) Johnston
Feb 3, 1920 - Jul 3, 2006

Edna Earle Johnston

Edna Earle Johnston, 86, of Corsicana went to be with her Lord July 3, 2006 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 6:30 to 8:30 today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terri Benedicto and the Rev. Alison Humann officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Tracy Donoho, Harold Tate, Bob Wilson, Ricky Wilson, Terry Montgomery, Mike McKinzie, Jerry Cleveland and Butch Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Don McKinzie, Herbert Wilcox and Orel Smith.

Mrs. Johnston was born Feb. 3, 1920 in Corsicana. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She always put others first. Her family was the joy of her life. She enjoyed camping, fishing, crafts, cooking Sunday night dinner for her family and traveling.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Martha Wilson and Ed and Hazel Wilson; husband Ishmel Johnston; sisters Barbara Hatley; and brothers Bud, Clyde, Sonny, Lendon and Jim Wilson.

Survivors include sons David Johnston and wife Jaynie and Tommy Johnston and wife Darlene, all of Corsicana; sisters Gladys Boyd of Eureka and Fay Donaho of Corsicana; grandchildren John David Johnston and wife Tammie of Corsicana, and Caleb Johnston of Corsicana; great-grandchildren Christine and Cody Johnston; and caregiver at Twilight Home, Henrietta Williams.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Charles Lucian McCown
Jan 6, 1930 - Jul 3, 2006

Charles L. McCown, 76, of Kerens passed away July 3, 2006 at his residence.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Kerens City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Joe Baxter, Dale Lee, Sammy West, Terry Perry, James Perry and Ronnie Combs.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lloyd Cook, Sonny Goines, Charles Paul, Joe Graves, Allen Fleenor and Paula Trammell.

Mr. McCown was born Jan. 6, 1930 in Kerens.

He was preceded in death by his sons, John Micheal McCown and Charles Micheal McCown, and best friend Bill Cook.

Survivors include wife Othelia McCown of Kerens; daughter Robbie Pate of Kerens; sister Linda Brown and husband Billy Ray of Kerens; grandchildren Jennifer Pate of Kerens, Michael McCown of San Marcos and Chris Pate and wife Beth of Grandbury; and granddaughter Tonya Rae.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Scott Loyd Jordan
Apr 6, 1964 - Jun 26, 2006

Scott Loyd Jordan, 42, of Los Angeles passed away June 26, 2006 in Los Angeles.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Dawson Cemetery.
Mr. Jordan was born April 6, 1964 in Corsicana. From his early childhood, Scott followed his dream with his fascination of amusement parks. Family vacations were spent visiting amusement parks across the southern United States. Scott began his theme park career as a lead on the log ride working during the summers at Six Flags over Texas, starting at the age of 15. He continued working with Six Flags after graduating from Corsicana High School in 1983. Pursuing a childhood dream, he joined Walt Disney World in Florida as a jungle cruise skipper in 1985. He realized that there was no humidity in Los Angeles and off he went to Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. There, he was with Disney’s Hollywood Record during its early years. His vision led him to Digital on Demand, where he was an imagineer assigned to Disneyland. While imagineering, he produced Disneyland Forever and Walt Disney World Forever. Scott later started his own company, amusementpark.com. He was also interviewed by Charles Gibson on Good Morning America as a roller coaster expert. He was a theme park industry consultant and show writer. You could ask Scott about any amusement park in the world and he could give you more information than you could ever want. He is the voice of the first ghost on the right in the new attic scene in Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. He felt that this was his greatest achievement. Scott was the most creative and imaginative person and will be missed dearly by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Milford H. and Sammie Jean Jordan and Al Westbrook.
Survivors include his mother, Joann Tanner of Columbus, Ohio; father, Milford L. Jordan and wife Sharron of Corsicana; brother, Adrian Tanner of Columbus, Ohio; sisters Tanna Kerr and husband David of Rowlett and Carrie Thomason and husband Johnny of Cleveland, Texas; grandmother Joyce Westbrook of Irving; aunts Sandra French and husband Charles of Mesquite and Susan Windsor of Olathe, Kan.; uncle Matt Westbrook and wife Liz of Irving; great-aunt Maudie Jordan of Corsicana; great-uncle Joseph Evans of Coolidge; and nieces and nephews Brittany, Robert and Johnny Thomason, all of Cleveland, Texas.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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James Charles ‘J.C.’ Colburn
Jan 16, 1933 - Jul 2, 2006

James Charles “J.C.” Colburn, 73, of Pasadena passed away Sunday, July 2, 2006 in Houston.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Eureka Cemetery with the Rev. David Ricker officiating.
Mr. Colburn was born Jan. 16, 1933 in Eureka. He was a very devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He was an avid George Jones fan and historian. He was proud to have been a former resident of the Corsicana State Home, where he was a member of the Alumni Association, and to have attended and graduated from North Texas State University. He loved football and watching his grandchildren play sports. He loved to call Corsicana home and eating fruitcake from Collin Street Bakery. He was a man of his word.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Benjamin and Jewel Colburn; and one brother, Allen Odell Colburn.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Ann Colburn of Pasadena; daughter and son-in-law Vicki and Bob Workman of Houston; daughter, Kelli Bill of Pasadena; son and daughter-in-law James and Michal Colburn II of Pasadena; son, Aubrey Cannon III of Pasadena; granddaughters Casi Hopper of Pasadena and Jennifer Workman of Houston; grandsons James Colburn III, William Colburn, Travis Colburn, and Nichols Colburn of Pasadena; step-grandsons Neil Lange of Pasadena and Paul O’Donnell of Dallas; step-grandson and wife Patrick and Meredith O’Donnell of Seattle, Wash.; great-grandsons Ethyn Hopper of Pasadena, Nathan O’Donnell of Pasadena, and James O’Donnell of Seattle, Wash.; great-granddaughters Ivy Hopper of Pasadena, and Sarah O’Donnell of Seattle, Wash.; brothers, Willie Benjamin Colburn II of Houston, and Aden Ozell Colburn of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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JAMES CHARLES "J.C." COLBURN
Jan 16, 1933 - Jul 2, 2006

Mr. James Charles "J.C." Colburn, 73, of Pasadena, Texas passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2006 in Houston, Texas. He was born on January 16, 1933 in Eureka, Texas.
Mr. Colburn was a very Devoted & Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather & Friend. He was an avid George Jones fan and Historian. He was proud to be a former resident of the Corsicana State Home where he was a member of the Alumni Association, and to have attended and graduated from North Texas State Univerisity. He loved football, and to watch his grandchildren play sports. He loved to call Corsicana home, and really loved to eat fruitcake from the Collin Street Bakery. He was a certified public accountant, and was a man of his word.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2006 at the Eureka Cemetery with the Rev. David Ricker officiating.
He was preceded in death by is Parents, Willie Benjamin & Jewel Colburn and a Brother, Allen Odell Colburn.
Mr. Colburn is survived by his Wife of 45 years, Ann Colburn of Pasadena, TX., Daughters & Son-in-Law, Vicki & Bob Workman of Houston, TX. & Kelli Bill of Pasadena, TX., Sons & Daughter-in-Law, James & Michal Colburn, II of Pasadena, TX. & Aubrey Cannon, III of Pasadena, TX., Granddaughters, Casi Hopper of Pasadena, TX. & Jennifer Workman of Houston, TX., Grandsons, James Colburn, III of Pasadena, TX., William Colburn of Pasadena, TX., Travis Colburn of Pasadena, TX, and Nichols Colburn of Pasadena, TX., Step-Grandsons & Wife, Neil Lange of Pasadena, TX., Paul O'Donnell of Dallas, TX., and Patrick & Meredith O'Donnell of Seatlle, WA., Great Grandsons, Ethyn Hopper of Pasadena, TX., Nathan O'Donnell of Pasadena, TX., and James O'Donnell of Seattle, WA., Great Granddaughters, Ivy Hopper of Pasadena, TX. and Sarah O'Donnell of Seatlle, WA., Brothers, Willie Benjamin Colburn, II of Houston, TX. and Aden Ozell Colburn of Corsicana, TX., and numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins


W. A. ‘Shorty’ Dyer
Nov 18, 1921 - Jul 3, 2006

W. A. ‘Shorty’ Dyer, 84, of Corsicana passed away Monday, July 3, 2006 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Elmer Trent officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Danny Dyer, Ricky Dyer, Lowell Dyer, Charles Lee Dyer, Alvin Dyer, Phillip Ellis and Mike Ellis.
Honorary pallbearers were Marcus Humbert, Ray Ellis, Douglas Pete, Charles Dyer, Aaron Goodin, Bryan Selman, Ashley Heiglermier and Dustin Griffin.
Mr. McCown was born Nov. 18, 1921 in Jester. He loved baseball, watching the Texas Rangers and wolf hunting.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Etta Dyer; father Eugene Dyer; sister Evalene Pate; brothers Buford Dyer, Thomas Dyer, Ira Lee Dyer and Bennie Dyer; and sons Larry Dyer and Darwin Dyer.
Survivors include wife Ione Robinson Dyer; son Wayne Dyer; daughter Patricia Miller; step-children Ricky and Glenda Griffin, Donna and Tommy Goodin and Cathy and Loyd Selman; sisters Joyce Humbert, Erma Grider, Henrietta Ellis and Emma Brewer; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Harold B. Garland
Nov 24, 1924 - Jul 4, 2006

Harold Garland, 81, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2006 in Corsicana. Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

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HAROLD H. GARLAND

Harold H. Garland, 81, of Corbet, passed away on July 4, 2006 at his home after a long illness. He was born in Donie, Texas on November 24, 1924. Mr. Garland graduated from Mildred High School where his father was the school superintendent. He was a member of the initial class (The Barracks Bunch) at Navarro College, and scored the first points for the college football team by tackling an opponent for a safety. He graduated from Navarro College and also attended Abilene Christian. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp in WW II in the China-Burma Theater.
Graveside services will be held at Marshall Cemetery on Friday July 7, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. Reverend Bruce Carpenter of St. Luke United Methodist Church will officiate. Pall bearers will be his grandsons, Joel Garland, Shawn Hawkinson, Paul Wilson and Todd Bailey.
He married Ruby Brannon in 1947 and they made their home in Texas City. He joined his brother, Cotton, in the oil business in Colorado in 1962, and lived there until 1975, when he retired and returned to Corsicana.
Mr. Garland was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. H.A. Garland, brothers, Hugh and Cotton, and by his beloved son David. He is survived by his wife Ruby,of the home, sister Maxine Comer of Ft. Morgan, Colorado, daughter, Lisa Hawkinson of Corsicana, daughter in law, Jody Garland, Corsicana, grandchildren, Joel Garland of Burleson, JoLynn Wilson and husband Paul of Corsicana, Tina Bailey and husband Todd of Cypress, Shawn Hawkinson and girlfriend Callie Tucker of Denton, and great-grandchildren Haley Garland of Corsicana and Joshua and Scott Bailey of Cypress. Mr. Garland is also survived by several nieces and nephews, including Hugh Sidney Garland of Corsicana. He also leaved behind his precious dog, Taffy.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials in his name be made to Marshall Cemetery Association, 6760 SW CR 1090, Corsicana, TX, 75110.

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Joyce B. Farris
Jul 23, 1935 - Jul 4, 2006

Joyce Farris, 70, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2006 in Corsicana. Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

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Joyce B. Farris

Joyce B. Farris, 70, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2006 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana with Rev. William Tollett officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Farris was born July 23, 1935. She was retired from the Navarro County Courthouse where she worked as a secretary. She was a member and faithful attendee of Northside Baptist Church. She was a cancer survivor and participated the last two years in the Relay for Life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Bessie Farris, Sr.; a brother, Hubert Farris; sisters, Bertha Herms, Lola Ervin, Francis Cangelosi and Attrice Johnson.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Patti Farris of Corsicana; grandson and wife, Ellis and Charla Farris of Corsicana; grandsons, Christopher Farris and Hayden Farris of Corsicana; granddaughter, Dorian Taylor Eudy of Wichita Falls; brothers and sisters-in-law Jesse and Verdie Farris of Huntington, Clyde and Elaine Farris of McDade, and Frank and Teresa Farris of San Antonio; sister and brother-in-law, Woodrow and Lova Christal of Losantville, Ind.; sister, Audrey Hicks of Elgin; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 200 N. 13th St., Suite 102, Corsicana, TX 75110; or to Easter Seals.


Millie (Middlebrooks) Burnett

Millie Burnett

ATHENS — Services for Millie Burnett, 87, of the Bethel Community near Athens are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Godwin officiating. Burial will follow in Shelby Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Burnett passed away June 27, 2006, in Athens.

She was born Sept. 16, 1918, in Corsicana to the late Dawson B. and Azaleen Patrick Middlebrooks and moved with her parents to the Bethel Community at an early age. After living part of her adult life in Houston, she returned to Bethel in 1946 where she was a member of Bethel Christian Church.

Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Burnett; sons, Reggie Graham, Johnny Graham; brother, Jesse “Sailor” Middlebrooks; and sister, Emma Ramsey.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, JoAnne and Ken Cooper of Athens; daughter-in-law, Lynda Kay Brown of Athens; grandchildren, Amy Rogers and husband, Brad, of Athens, David Love and wife, Elizabeth, of Houston, Jeff Graham of Athens, Tisha Sims and husband, Randy, of Forney; step-grandchildren, Becky Spears and husband, Tom, Brian Cooper and wife, Monica, all of Bois D’Arc, Beth Mohan and husband, Cody, of Glen Rose; six great-grandchildren, a number of nephews and nieces, and a host of friends.

Pallbearers include Jeff Graham, David Love, Brad Rogers, Randy Sims, Joe Middlebrook, and Jay Middlebrook.

Honorary pallbearers are Hugh Dixon and Joe Godwin.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

If desired, memorials may be made to Henderson County Food Pantry, P.O. Box 2062, Athens, Texas 75751 or Bethel Christian Church, P.O. Box 2441, Athens, Texas 75751.

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  • Athens Review - June 30, 2006

Doris F. (Caldwell) Blair

Doris F. Blair
July 2, 2006

Doris F. BlairJan. 5, 1923 — June 29, 2006

Doris F. Blair, of Boulder, died of natural causes Thursday, June 29, 2006, in Boulder. She was 83.

The daughter of Louie Ferguson and Rillabelle Caldwell, she was born Jan. 5, 1923, in Robstown, Texas. She married Ben R. Blair on May 30, 1940, in Corsicana, Texas.

Mrs. Blair moved to Niwot in 1996, to Longmont in 1999 and to Boulder in 2001.

A graduate of Austin High School, she was a professional artist.

Survivors include one daughter, Jan Blair, of Longmont; and two sons, Randy Blair, of Boulder, and Ben Blair, of Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Crist Mortuary in Boulder is handling arrangements
 


Spencer DuBose

DuBOSE, SPENCER, 88, born September 5, 1917, died Saturday, June 17, 2006. The son of Mr. & Mrs. S. J. DuBose of Corsicana, TX and husband to Mrs. Lucy DuBose, deceased; father to Bobby J. DuBose, deceased. World War II Army Veteran of 1942 and served in France, Holland, and Germany. Survivors include two brothers, Clem DuBose of Fla, Donnell Allred of Corsicana, TX; four grandchildren, Melissa Hannah (Greg, Husband) of Ozark, MO; Amanda Chaffin (Chris, husband) of Blomming Grove, TX, Chad DuBose (DeAnna, wife) of Kenosha, WI, Christina Clemmons (Christopher, husband) of Midlothian, TX,; and five great-grandchildren; nephew, Archie Paulson (Corene, wife) and family, Burl DuBose of Corsicana, TX.; niece, Lois Thomas (Herman, husband) and family; Linda McLemore (Gary, husband) and family. Graveside service 2:00 PM, Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at Little Bethel Cemetery, Duncanville. Pastor Grady Cashion officiating. Visitation is 10:00 - 11:00 AM, Tuesday. Jayne's Memorial Chapel 811 South Cockrell Hill Road Duncanville TX 75137 Phone: 972-298-2334.

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