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Charles “Chuck” Gleason Vess

Charles “Chuck” Gleason Vess made his final approach on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, to be in the loving arms of his Heavenly Father, his Savior, after a long and courageous 10-year battle with cancer.

He is survived by his loving wife, Amelia “Annie” Vess of Lillian, Ala.; his son, Charles Michael Vess of Grapevine; daughter, Angela Sue Vess of Bedford; his grandson, Grant Michael Vess of Grapevine; stepdaughter, Barbara Phaup and her husband Tony of Medford, Ore., and her sons, John Louis and Robert Allred; stepdaughter, Carol Webb, and grandson, Erik Webb, of Grand Prairie; and a very special daughter to both Chuck and Annie, Sunny Parker and her husband Dr. Steve Parker and their children, Daniel, Brian, Casey and Paul of Mesa, Ariz.

Chuck attended school in Oak Valley at Corsicana and then he went to Robert E. Lee School and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1950. Chuck went to Navarro College in Corsicana, then he joined the United States Navy Cadet Program in 1953 for flight training and became a naval aviator in May 1955 as ensign, United States Navy. He served as a flight instructor with the rank of lieutenant in the United States Navy Reserve.

The loves of his life were his wife and family, sailing, HO gauge trains, wildlife, watching Bill O’Reilly of “Fox News,” classical music and a special love for his pets, Sally, Salty Dog and Sunny Kitty. At mid-life, Chuck was honored to have served as councilman for Mansfield. He was a HAM radio operator (K5DNH) and served in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Capt. Vess was a pilot with American Airlines for 33 years. He officially retired from the airlines in November 1993. Chuck found a spiritual home at Perdido Bay United Methodist Church.

The family wishes to give special thanks to: Dr. Steve Moehle and his staff, Dr. David Phillips and his staff, Dr. Joanne Bujnoski and her staff, Dr. German Herrera and his staff, all of the nursing staff in chemotherapy at Sacred Heart Hospital, Dr. Steven P. Parker, Dr. Michael L. Hinni and staff at Mayo Clinic at Scottsdale, Ariz., the wonderful staff of Covenant Hospice of Alabama, Pastor Jack deJarnette and his wife Beverly, the entire family of Perdido Bay United Methodist Church, all of our friends and neighbors who have been supportive with their prayers, gifts, time, food and love.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Perdido Bay United Methodist Church with the service following at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Chuck’s memory may be made to PBUMC, in care of Chuck Vess Memorial Fund, 13660 Innerarity Point Road, Pensacola, FL 32507.

Arrangements by Faith Chapel Funeral Home, Pensacola, Fla.

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Shelbie Jean Pepos
Oct 20, 1955 - Sep 23, 2006

Shelbie Jean Pepos was born Oct. 20, 1955, and passed away on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006.

Memorial services for family and close friends will be held at 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel. This service is to remember Shelbie’s wonderful spirit and love for the Lord, and know she is with Him and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband, Scott L. Pepos; daughters, Amie R. McCulloch, Carrie A. Moon and Cindy Orr; son, Donny L. Pepos; sister, Barbara Taylor; beloved grandchildren, Melanie McCulloch, Aaron Wildrix, Jordan Orr, Kaylee Orr; and Shelbie’s close friend and car provider, Sybol Hanna.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Alice Blackstone
Dec 12, 1918 - Sep 22, 2006

Mary Alice Blackstone, 87, passed away Friday Sept. 22, 2006. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday with interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Future Generations Fund, Fielder Road Baptist Church, 2011 S. Fielder Rd. Arlington, TX. 76013.

Mrs. Blackstone was born Dec. 12, 1918 in Marshall.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 32 years, Valton O. Blackstone, a son, two sisters and a brother.

She is survived by her son, Dennis O. Blackstone and wife Jeania of Arlington; grandchildren, Jayson and Craig Blackstone; great grandchildren Julia, Mallory and Noah Blackstone.

Arrangements by Arlington Funeral Home, Arlington.

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Iris Sheppard Cowan
Jun 14, 1921 - Sep 2006

Iris Sheppard Cowan was born on June 14, 1921. Her family have been residents of Navarro County since Texas was a Republic and she was the great granddaughter of Jon Pickett, an early settler of Navarro County.

She is survived by a son, Clinton Kerr-Cowan of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law Bickie Cowan Roberts and Fred Alan Roberts of Mabank; two granddaughters Page Cowan Roberts of New York City, NY and Lauren Hope Roberts of Tyler; grandson and wife Jeffrey Alan Roberts and Stephanie Gasco Roberts; great granddaughter Autumn Savananna Roberts of Prescott, AZ; two sisters, Dorothy Nell Sheppard Housman of Ft. Worth and Audrey Sheppard Foster of Farmers Branch.

Mrs. Cowan was very proud of the 26 years she spent as an army wife and felt these years had greatly enriched her life. She was an active advocate for the mentally disabled, helping to start school programs at every new army assignment. She was one of the founders of the local chapter of the Navarro County Association for Retarded Citizens and served on the board of governors for many years.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery. Family visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday evening at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Navarro County Association of Retarded Citizens at 4517 W. Hwy. 31, Corsicana, TX 75110 or St. John Episcopal Church at 101 N. 14th St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Lucille (Hale) Starks
Sep 16, 1916 - Sep 21, 2006

Mrs. Lucille Starks, 90, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2006 in Corsicana. She was born on September 16, 1916 in Corsicana, Texas.
A bright light passed from us on Thursday, September 21, 2006. Lucille was loving, generous person who brightened all whom she came in contact with. In the last days and weeks during a tough struggle, she always had a big smile for all of her care givers regardless of how she felt or just what her condition was. Those smiles will be indelible on all our memories. She had a servants heart. From the days she waited tables at the Western Inn and Roy's Cafe, until her last years, when she loved to cook and sit back and watch people enjoy her wonderful meals. She always made sure there was plenty on her table. She had a very bright mind. She often had the Dallas Morning News crossword ouzzle worked before the sun came up. She also was quite a sports fan. The Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys won't be the same without her. She also rooted hard for Tiger, Ernie, Phil, and that cute one, Freddie. Now she joins her husband, Buddy, and her infant daughter, Sherrie Dale, in that family circle in Heaven. We will surley miss yoou, old girl!

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2006 at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2006 at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating.

Mrs. Starks was preceded in death by her Husband, Charlie "Buddy" Starks,infant daughter, Sherrie Dale and her Parents, Hubbard & Ruth Hale.

She is survived by her Sister-in-Law, Polly Chase of Corsicana, TX., Niece, Andrea Driskell of Hitchcock, TX., Nephew & wife, James & Brenda Stubbs of Corsicana, TX., Great Nephew, JD Stubbs of Austin, TX., and numerous other Nieces, Nephews., Cousin, Cecil Ann Carter of Odessa, TX., and her close friends, Mary Travis, Marian Turner & Marceline Ballard all of Corsicana, TX.

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Lucille Starks

A bright light passed from us on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006. Lucille Starks, 90, of Corsicana was a loving, generous person who brightened all whom she came in contact with. In the last days and weeks during a tough struggle, she always had a big smile for all her caregivers regardless of how she felt or just what her condition was. Those smiles will be indelible on all our memories.

She had a servant’s heart. From the days she waited tables at Western Inn and Roy’s Cafe, until her last years, when she loved to cook and sit back and watch people enjoy her wonderful meals. She always made sure there was plenty on her table.

Lucille had a very bright mind. She often had The Dallas Morning News crossword puzzle worked before the sun came up. She also was quite a sports fan. The Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys won’t be the same without her. She also rooted hard for Tiger, Ernie, Phil, and that cute one, Freddie.

Now she joins her husband Buddy, her infant daughter Sherrie Dale and parents Hubbard and Ruth Hale in that family circle in heaven. We will surely miss you, old girl!

Survivors include her sister-in-law, Polly Chase of Corsicana; niece and husband, Andrea and Myron Driskell of Hitchcock; nephew and wife, James and Brenda Stubbs of Corsicana; great-nephew, JD Stubbs of Austin; numerous other nieces and nephews; cousin, Cecil Ann Carter of Odessa; and close friends, Mary Travis, Marian Turner and Marceline Ballard, all of Corsicana.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 200 N. 13th St., Corsicana, TX 75110; or American Heart Association, 1615 Stemmons Frwy., Dallas, TX 75207.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Clint P. ‘Pete’ Geddie
Feb 10, 1928 - Sep 21, 2006

Clint P. “Pete” Geddie, age 78, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Janelle Jett Geddie; daughter, Janet Geddie Gilmore and husband Cliff; son, Larry Geddie and wife Susan; son, Jackie Geddie; stepson, Dwayne Jett; stepson, Bobby Jett and wife Rhonda; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Madelyn Rowden and Kate Baugh; brother, George Geddie and wife Ruth; and brother-in-law, Danny Nix.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Funeral Home, 500 E. U.S. Highway 80, Sunnyvale.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel.

Arrangements by New Hope Funeral Home, Sunnyvale.

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Pete Geddie

GEDDIE, Clint P. (Pete) age 78, of Mesquite, passed away September 21, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer.

He lived in Corsicana, TX. for 25 years. He worked for Watkins Construction Co. in Corsicana for over 17 years, before retiring again in 2003.

Preceded in death by his mother, father, his brother, Henry and sister, Kathleen Wilder.

Survived by wife of 37 years, Janelle Jett Geddie; daughter, Janet Geddie Gilmore & husband, Cliff; son, Larry Geddie & wife Susan; son, Jackie Geddie; step-son, Dwayne Jett; step-son, Bobby Jett & wife, Rhonda; 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; sisters, Madelyn Rowden & Kate Baugh; brother, George Geddie & wife, Ruth; brother-in-law, Danny Nix.

Service will be 2:00PM Sunday, September 24, 2006 at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 4:00PM - 6:00PM.


Jimmie Mae Jones
abt 1915 - Sep 19, 2005

Jimmie Mae Jones, 91, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at Health Care and Rehab in Corsicana. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Open Door Church of God in Christ, 1201 E. Eighth Ave., with Elder David Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Cotton Gin Cemetery in Teague. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Joanna Rubio
abt 1943 - Sep 22, 2006

Joanna Rubio, 63, of Dawson passed away Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Brad Brittain officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Donna (Butler) Whitgrove
Sep 15, 1969 - Sep 22, 2006

Donna Butler Whitgrove, 37, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

She was born Sept. 15, 1969, in Ennis, the daughter of Bobby and Susan Garner Butler. She was reared in the Ennis area, graduating from Ferris High School in 1988. On May 22, 1993, she married Lee Whitgrove of Irving. After their marriage they lived in Corsicana. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Corsicana. Her life was being a mother to her children.

She is survived by her husband, Lee Whitgrove of Corsicana; two sons, Shane and Hayden Whitgrove; five daughters, Lydia, McKinse, Anna Claire, Rebecca and Kimberlee Whitgrove, all of Corsicana; her father, Bobby Butler of Clifton; her mother, Susan Garner of Yanits; a sister, Debbie Butler of Emhouse; two nephews, Jacob Butler and Benjamin Wise; and a niece, Ovillia Wise. She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Margaret Butler.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Keever Chapel with Dr. John LaNoue officiating. Interment will follow at Bristol Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 801 N. 13th St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

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Fannie (Farmer) Weaver-Jones
Sep 8, 1938 - Sep 27, 2006

Fannie Farmer Weaver Jones, 68, of Fort Worth left this earth to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, after a five-month battle with lung cancer.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth.

Funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Monday in Greenwood Chapel with Pastor Bob Mayberry of West Worth Baptist Temple officiating, where she was an active member until her illness.

Fannie was born Sept. 8, 1938, in Emhouse. She was retired from University of North Texas Health Science Center of Fort Worth where she was a dispatcher.

Fannie was preceded in death by her father, Wilburn Harney Farmer; mother, Georgie Perry Farmer; and brother, Johnny Farmer.

Survivors include her husband, Don Jones; daughters, Tammie Rodden and husband Micha, Jennifer Jones and Katie Jones; son, Kelly Weaver; grandchildren, Cacey Benton and husband Shane, Trevor Rodden, Camille Cashion and husband Gilbert, Jorgie, Kelli Anne, Clydie, Penny and Joni Weaver, Corbin Stewart and Cameron Weaver; great-grandchildren, Katelyn and Wyatt Benton; brothers, Dwight Farmer and wife Jan of Corsicana and Elvin Farmer and wife Rachel; sisters, Jean Farmer Harris and Ruthie Wolfgang and husband Terry; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Arrangements by Greenwood Funeral Home, Fort Worth.

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Sammie Barton
abt 1937 - Sep 25, 2006

Sammie Barton, 69, of Dallas, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, in Dallas. Visitation will be from noon until 8 p.m. Sunday. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Roane Chapel Full Gospel Church wih Rev. James Reese and Elder Harold Evans officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Vera Edna (Blake) Haden 
Apr 13, 1915 - Sep 27, 2006

Vera Edna Blake Haden, 91, of Blooming Grove passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Dresden United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jonathan Speegle officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Baumgartner, John Pattison, Larry Haden, Kevin Haden, Eugene Robertson, Tim Hill, Greg Fisher and Bill Robertson. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Lacour, Rocky Robertson and Joel Horton.

Mrs. Haden was born April 13, 1915, in Henderson County near Athens to Robert Knox Blake and Mary Nixon Blake. She was a wonderful mother and wife. Her family was her profession. She loved sports on TV and in person. She loved her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W. A. “Buster” Haden on April 5, 1999; and her grandson, Jim Robertson.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Rachel Haden and Jack and Judy Haden; daughters and son-in-law, Jill Haden, Judy and Don Baumgartner and Wanda Robertson; 18 grandchildren, Lori and Paul Lacour, Larry and Mary Ann Haden, Donna and Tim Hill, Debbie and Eugene Robertson, David and Cynthia Baumgartner, Jonna Pattison, Jana and Greg Fisher, Jodi Pattison, John Pattison, Kay Robertson, Bart and Lottie Robertson, Bill and Kathy Robertson, Kim and John Contreras, Rocky and Debbie Robertson, Kristi and Joel Horton, Kerri Haden, Kevin Haden, and Kelli Haden; 37 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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J. T. Pass
Mar 21, 1946 - Sep 18, 2006

J. T. Pass, 60, of Aledo died Monday, Sept. 18, 2006.

Memorial service was scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Wilson officiating.

John Thomas Pass was born March 21, 1946, in Monahans, the son of John and Evelyn Massey Pass. Mr. Pass developed real estate in Dallas and throughout Texas until 1986 with John Pass Investments. Beginning in 1988, Mr. Pass developed 80 restaurants in four states, the largest franchise of Whataburger Restaurants in the country, and was named Franchise of the Year multiple years.

Mr. Pass’ cattle won 11 National Chianina Champion titles (five grand and six reserve grand titles). In 2000, he was named Premier Breeder of the year. He was also chairman of the board of the National Chianina Association. J.T. was chairman of numerous fund-raising committees including the Fort Worth fund-raiser committee for the Southwest Region Chi Association and the Egg Extravaganza, both of which brought in record amounts in donations.

J.T.’s Pass Family Racing was accomplished in thoroughbred breeding and racing. Awards included winner of the Ramsey Purse 2003, Old South Handicap 2004, Harrah’s Juvenile 2004, Senorita Stakes 2005, and Old South Handicap 2006.

Recent business ventures include oil and gas exploration and production in the Texas Gulf Coastal area as well as his interest and board membership in First National Bank of Aledo.

J.T. was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Gaddy.

Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Carolyn Campbell Pass; daughters, Kristin Ann Pass and Kendall Marie Pass; son, Dax Howard Pass, his wife, Mary Lee, and their daughter, Mary Isabel Pass; daughter, Alex Pass Mizer and her husband, Stephen; father, John Pass and his wife, Diann, and her children, Christi and Shayne Walker and his wife Cindy; sisters, J’Nevelyn Melton and her husband, Larry, and Cindy Pass; aunt, Sammie Burnett; nephews and nieces; and Carolyn’s family, including her father, Dr. C. David Campbell and his wife, Margaret “Peggy”; and brother, Charles David Campbell and his wife, Hollye, and sister, Charlotte Campbell Hust and her husband, Dr. Robert Hust.

Memorials may be made to Cook Children’s Medical Center, 801 Seventh Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104; National Downs Syndrome Congress, 1370 Center Drive, Suite 102, Atlanta, GA 30338; or Holy Redeemer Building Fund, 117 Ranch House Road, Weatherford, TX 76087.

Arrangements by Thompson’s Harveson and Cole Funeral Home, Fort Worth.

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Nettie Sue (Mosley) Petty
Aug 26, 1928 - Sep 19, 2006

Nettie Sue Petty

Nettie Sue Petty, 78, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Keele and the Rev. Todd Peavey. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Randy Jankonski, Todd Richards, Robert Dragoo, Allen Hollingsworth, George Coppock, Steve Jenkins, Wendel Garrett and Jimmy D. Coker.

Mrs. Petty was born Aug. 26, 1928, in Navarro County. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Community Chapel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E.E. “Jelly” Petty; son, James Wade Petty; brother, Darrell Mosley; and sisters, Ruby Patton, Minnie Cooper, Jessie Bell, Billie Dill, Lola Thomas and Donnie Little.

Survivors include her son, Danny Petty and Harold Petty, both of Corsicana; daughters, Alpha Brewer of Corsicana, Jenny Garrett of Malakoff and JoAnn Carico of Corsicana; stepdaughter, Janiece Stewart of Onalaska; brother, Johnny Mosley of Corsicana; sister, Barbara Jo Jones of Lancaster; 20 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Linda ‘Diane’ (Inmon) Paul
Apr 25, 1949 - Sep 19, 2006

Linda ‘Diane’ Paul

Linda “Diane” Paul, 57, of Kerens passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, in Houston.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Kerens with Brother Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Allen Lundy, Paul Lundy, Lance Lundy, Brian Lundy, Mike Lundy and Homer Gene Wasson. Honorary pallbearers will be Chuck Weems and Conner Jennings.

Mrs. Paul was born April 25, 1949, in Kerens to Bill Inmon and Carol Gaddy Inmon. She had worked as an employee for the United States Postal Service for 26 years and had served as postmaster for both Barry and Powell post offices. She had a great love for her family and the communities in which she served. She had a passion for nature and spent countless hours working in the yard and watching birds.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Larry Paul of Kerens; daughters, Lesli Caldwell and husband Brien, Lisa Paul of Wiley and Laura Wetchensky and husband Michael of Richardson; grandchildren including Zachary and Kaitlynn Wetchensky and one on the way by daughter Lesli; grandmother, Mable Lundy; sisters, Velma White of Kerens, Sherry Williams of McAlester, Okla.; half-sister, April Inmon; and step-siblings, Wilbert and Shelly Blackerby.

Memorials may be made to Kerens Ex-Students Association and Kerens First Baptist Church Food Bank.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Charles F. Coody
abt 1912 - Sep 19, 2006

Charles F. Coody, 94, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, in Corsicana. Services are pending with Hamilton-O’Dell Funeral Home, Alamogordo, N.M.

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Andrew Jackson
abt 1945 - Sep 14, 2006

Andrew Jackson, 61, of Dallas passed away Sept. 14, 2006, at Brentwood Nursing Home in Dallas. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Taylor Memorial Church of God in Christ with Evangelist Brenda Webb officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Jimmy William Yarber
Oct 19, 1922 - Sep 29, 2006

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Mr. Jimmy William Yarber, 83, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, September 29, 2006 in Corsicana. He was born on October 19, 1922 in West, Texas.
He owned & operated Central Monument Works in Corsicana for many years. He was a veteran serving as a T-SGT. in the U.S. Air Corps during World War II.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2006 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2006 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Yarber is survived by his Son, James Yarber, Grandson & Wife, Cass & Jennifer Yarber, Granddaughter, Ariel Yarber, and his Great Grandson, Rocky Yarber all of Corsicana, Texas, and numerous cousins.


James Clarence "JC" Willey
Jun 26, 1917 - Sep 21, 2006 

J. C. Willey

James Clarence “J.C.” Willey, 89, passed away September 21, 2006 in Plano, Texas. A Funeral Service will be held at Corley Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home. J.C. was born on June 26, 1917 to Martin Willey and Clara (Sands) Willey. He was a proud veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army in the Pacific Theater. He retired after 30+ years with Exxon. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mildred (Sawyer) Willey. He is survived by his son Martin Willey, daughter Anita Johnson and stepdaughter Peggy Thomas. He is also survived by brothers Jack Harvill, Myers Harvill, sisters Ann Dean, Louise Drake, Barbara Gentry, Faye Cook, Jimmie Kitzman and by his many grandchildren, step-grandchildren, and their families.


Carroll R. Suttle
Jul 14, 1915 - Sep 19, 2006

Mr. Carroll R. Suttle, age 91, of Houston, Texas, died Tuesday, September 19, 2006, in Houston, Texas He served in the Navy during World War II.
He is survived by his wife Joy Suttle of Houston, TX, Daughter & Son-in-law-Diana & Danny Schindler of Bay City, TX... Son & Daughter-in-law-Leslie C. & Pat Suttle of Houston, TX., 2 Sisters, Zeffa Robinette of Brownwood, TX., Sister-in-Law-Alene Suttle of Cedar Park, TX., Sister & Brother-in-law-Cora Mae & Billy Simpson of Crosbyton, TX., Brother & Sister-in-law-Howard & Maxine Suttle of Wichita Falls, TX.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday, September 22, 2006 at Corley Funeral Home. Service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 AM Saturday, September 23, 2006, Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Pallbearers will be Allen McLauren, Larry McLauren, Paul Allen, Gene Suttle, Larry Suttle, and Joe Simpson. Interment will be at Richland Cemetery in Richland, Texas.

Patricia Ann "Patty" (Hix) Morris
May 28, 1938 - Sep 24, 2006

Patricia Ann Morris, 68, of Hickory Creek passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. David Fleming officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove.


Ruby Joe Reckley
Aug 14, 1928 - Sep 18, 2006

Ruby Reckley

Ruby Joe Reckley, 78 of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2006 in Corsicana. Born August 14, 1928 in Kaufman, Texas.

Services have been set for Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobbye McCollum officiating.

Surviving relatives include husband Wayne L. Reckley, Corsicana and son Joe Robinson, Gladewater.


Jessie V. (Smith) Melton  
Mar 8, 1920 - Sep 15, 2006

Jessie Melton

Jessie Melton, 86 of Dresden, passed away Friday, September 15, 2006 in Corsicana. Born on March 8, 1920 in Hurst, Texas to Andrew Jackson Smith and Minnie Loper Smith.

Visitation has been set for Saturday evening 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. with services being Sunday, September 17, 2006 At Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating.

Pallbearers will be David Malone, Ben Ewing, Percy Melton, Dean Melton, Jeremy Hengy and Robert Richardson.

Surviving relatives include husband Grover Melton, Dresden; son Neilan Melton, Irving; daughter Valda Dracopoulos, Irving; grandchildren Dan Melton, Dresden; Mike Melton, Irving; Tina Hengy, Lake Dallas; Tammy Dracopoulos, Irving and 8 great grandchildren.

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Jessie Melton, 86, of Dresden passed away Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Malone, Ben Ewing, Percy Helton, Dean Helton, Jeremy Hengy and Robert Richardson.

Mrs. Melton was born March 8, 1920 in Hurst.

Survivors include her husband, Grover Melton of Dresden; son, Neilan Melton of Irving; daughter, Valda Dracopoulas of Irving; grandchildren, Danny Melton of Dresden, Mike Melton of Irving, Tina Hengy of Lake Dallas and Tammy Dracopoulos; and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Nolan Young
Apr 20, 1923 - Sep 28, 2006

Mr. W. Nolan Young, 83, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at the Baylor Specialty Hospital in Dallas. He was born April 20, 1923 in Frost, the son of Walter Lee and Clara Bell Young. He was reared in the Frost and Italy area, graduating from Italy High School. He then attended Navarro College and SMU, earning a degree in accounting. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corp in the European Theater. On April 4, 1942 he was married to Juanita Woodard. After their marriage they lived in Ennis. From 1979 to 1986 they lived in Chatham, VA where he was the plant manager for Ennis Business Forms. They returned to Ennis where he was the executive vice-president of the sales dept. at Ennis Business Forms. He retired in 1988. He was a member of the Baylor Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and a past member of the Lions Club. He is survived by his wife, Juanita, of Ennis; a son and his wife, El Voyde “Rod” and Linda Young of Ennis; a daughter and her husband, Juanette and George Beggs, Jr. of Ennis; two sisters, Joy Goddard of Hewitt and El Wanda LaRoche of Austin; four grandchildren, Andrea and Lacey Beggs, Bradley and Bryce Young; and two great grandchildren, Rylie and Harlie. He was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Darrell Young in 1960. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Saturday in the Keever Chapel with Rev. Johnny Mansell officiating. Interment will follow in Myrtle Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 PM Friday.

Mrs. Albert Moffatt

Aug 23, 1913
Moffatt - Corsicana, Tex., Aug. 23. - Mrs. Albert Moffatt died this morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lydia Alexander. Burial will be tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock in Oakwood Cemetery. The funeral will be held from the residence.


Evelyn (Montgomery) Drain
Feb 26, 1932 - Oct 4, 2006

Mrs. Evelyn Drain, 74, of Emhouse passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2006 in Dallas, Texas. She was born on February 22, 1932 in Emhouse, Texas. [date on marker is Feb 26]
She was a member of Emhouse United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2006 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2006 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Alison Humann officiating. Interment will follow in the Pattison Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jim Roy Brown, Randy Dosser, Don Dosser, Robert Olslocisky, Lee Montgomery, and Scott Montgomery.

Mrs. Drain was preceded indeath by her Husband, Howard Neyland Drain.

She is survived by her Sons, Danny Lee Drain of Corsicana, TX., and Howard Lyn Drain of Emhouse, TX., Daughter, Kimberly Ann Stacy of Emhouse, TX., Seven Grandchildred, Four Great Grandchildren., Mother, Ernie Rea Fincher of Corsicana, TX., Brother & Sister-in-Law, Edgar Lee & Nancy Montgomery of Navarro, TX.
 

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Evelyn Drain

Evelyn Drain, 74, of Emhouse passed away Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, in Dallas.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Alison Humann officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Roy Brown, Randy Dosser, Don Dosser, Robert Olslocisky, Lee Montgomery and Scott Montgomery.

Mrs. Drain was born Feb. 22, 1932, in Emhouse.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Neyland Drain.

Survivors include her sons, Danny Lee Drain of Corsicana and Howard Lyn Drain of Emhouse; daughter, Kimberly Ann Stacy of Emhouse; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; mother, Ernie Rea Fincher of Corsicana; and brother and sister-in-law, Edgar Lee and Nancy Montgomery of Navarro.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Diana (Dunlap) Williams
Oct 24, 1948 - Oct 3, 2006

Diana Williams

Diana Williams, 57, of Rice passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, in Rice.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Tony Neal officiating.

Mrs. Williams was born Oct. 24, 1948, in Leonard, Okla. She was a beloved wife, and a loving mother, grandmother and sister.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ivo Dunlap.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence “Willie” Williams of Rice; daughters, Jodee Harris of Rice, Jennifer Ramey and husband Jeff of Kennedale, and Mary Williams of Atlanta, Ga.; grandsons, Willie Harris of Rice and Sam Ramey of Kennedale; granddaughter, Sayer Ramey of Kennedale; sisters, Linda Warren and husband Ray of Morris, Okla., and Donna Gaulding of Bixby, Okla.; brother, Bobby Dunlap of Bixby, Okla.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and her beloved dachshund, Pee-Wee.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ina Hester
abt 1913 - Oct 3, 2006

Ina Hester, 93, of Frost passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, in Navarro County. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Dresden Cemetery with the Rev. Jonathan Speegle officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Odie Clark Alexander Jr.
May 23, 1925 - Oct 4, 2006

Odie C. Alexander

Mr. Odie C. Alexander passed away at his home in Brownsboro, Texas on October 4, 2006. He was 81 years old. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He also was a former Police Officer with Highland Park. He also served in the United States Army Air Corps in North Africa and Europe during World War II.
He is survived by his wife Pauline Alexander, son and daughter-in-law Lester and Paula K. Alexander, son and daughter-in-law Richard and Kerry Alexander, daughter Paula Gwen, Sisters Pat Wallace and Kathryn, Sister-in-law Grace Candler, Five grandchildren and Eleven Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and three sisters.

Funeral Services will be at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2006 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Hamilton officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, October 6, 2006 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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Odie Clark Alexander Jr.,

Odie Clark Alexander Jr., 81, of Brownsboro passed away Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at his residence. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Billy Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Floyd C. Sparks

Floyd C. Sparks, 70, of Malakoff passed away Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, at East Texas Medical Center in Athens. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Antioch Baptist Church in Malakoff with the Rev. Carl Woodard officiating. Interment will follow at Steen Cemetery in Malakoff. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Paul A. Chauvin
Sep 25, 1925 - Oct 5, 2006

Mr. Paul A. Chauvin, 81, of San Antonio passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2006 in San Antonio. He was born on September 25, 1925 in Freeport, Louisiana.
He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy. He was retired from the Railroad.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2006 at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating.

Mr. Chauvin was preceded in death by his 1st Wife, Mary Chauvin.

He is survived by his Wife, Eva Chauvin of San Antonio, TX., and her children.
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Paul A. Chauvin

Paul A. Chauvin, 81, of San Antonio passed away Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, in San Antonio. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary L. Tidwell
abt 1910 - Oct 5, 2006

Mary L. Tidwell, 96, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, in Corsicana. Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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James Garrett

James Garrett, 58, of Kerens passed away Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at his residence. Services will be 1 p.m. today at New Bethel Baptist Church in Goodlow with the Rev. Rush Ingram officiating. Interment will follow at Goodlow Cemetery.

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Andres Flores

Andres Flores, 58, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at his residence. Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

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J. B. Page Richardson Sr.
Jan 2, 1945 - Sep 26, 2006

J.B. Page Richardson Sr., 61, of Corsicana boarded his chariot to heaven on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, from the second floor of Navarro Regional Hospital. A home-going celebration will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, 125 N. Fifth St. The Rev. K.D. Davis will be the officiating minister and Brother Willie Wilmore the eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Wake service will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Mr. Richardson was born Jan. 2, 1945, in Corsicana to Stella Massey Richardson and his stepfather Horace Richardson. He received his formal education in the Corsicana Independent School District, attending G.W. Jackson High School, where he was a football standout. As a young man, he became a positive role model for the youth of his community as a Gra-Y football coach. He also was very knowledgeable in the art of billiards, which he unselfishly shared with a countless number of young men.

He was preceded in death by his son, J.B. Richardson Jr.; his mother, Stella Richardson; his stepfather, Horace Richardson; and two sisters, Annie Lou Jones and Bertha Mae Lee.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Minnie Lee Richardson of Corsicana; two daughters, LaTonya Richardson of Arlington and Tamara Brown of Denver, Colo.; sons, Kelton (Franchell) of Gainesville and Micheal Ellison of Palestine; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ola Fields of DeSoto, Thelma Hicks and Zelma Curry of Dallas; and a host of nieces, nephews and many relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Terry Dean Barton
Jul 15, 1942 - Sep 29, 2006

Terry Barton

Terry Dean Barton, 64, of Dawson passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at a Waco hospital. A memorial celebration will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Dawson.

Terry was born July 15, 1942, in Center to E.L. “Mutt” and Elwanda (Williams) Barton. He spent his early childhood in East Texas before moving to the Dallas area where he graduated from Kimball High School. Terry attended East Texas State University and the University of Texas at Arlington and was a long-time electrician in the D/FW area. He had lived in Dawson since 2001 after moving from Arlington. Terry rode with GWRRA Texas Chapter R for seven years. He loved his life and he loved his family dearly.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents and by a granddaughter, Dayna Sharp.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Rogers Barton; two sisters, Jeff Birch and husband Harold and Suzanne McKinley and husband Gary; four daughters, Debbie Klowsky and husband Mike, Shellie Byrne and husband Kyle, Becky Hamilton and husband Todd and Ralynn Bogard and husband Chuck; grandchildren, Christian, Chaz, Abbey, Neil, Brian, Claire, Seth and Tanner; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Tommy J. Bryant
Jan 17, 1922 - Oct 3, 2006

Tommy J. Bryant, 84, of Streetman was welcomed home by the angels of God on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, after suffering a stroke on Sept. 23. He died in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Interment will follow at Birdston Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be A.K. “Kent” McGilvary, Harris Wilson Milner, W.L. “Lloyd” Robinson, Johnny Robinson, Larry Allen, J. Bruce Salter, Hulen Howell, James Pringle, F.A. Coleman, J.R. Wagner, Wylie Garrett, David North, Billy Datson and Billy Emerson.

Mr. Bryant was born Jan. 17, 1922, in Streetman to Ernest C. Bryant and Nora Lee Evarts. He graduated from Streetman High School in 1941 and enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve in May 1942 as an aviation cadet. Upon his discharge from the Naval Reserve, Tommy joined the U.S. Army in January 1943 as an AP armorer gunner being assigned as a crew member of a B-17 Bomber. Tommy flew 30 air offensive missions in Europe including Normandy and Northern France. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the DFC and ETD Ribbon with three Battle Stars and obtained the grade of sergeant. He was discharged on Oct. 4, 1945, and returned to Streetman and married the love of his life, Mary Frances Thompson, on March 16, 1946. They moved to Fort Worth where he worked for the U.S. Postal Service until retirement. Tommy obtained his real estate license and moved to the Cedar Creek Lake area where he was a broker for several years. Then, he became a buyer for the Tarrant County Water District, again retiring effective 1995. Tommy and Frances returned to Streetman. Tommy became mayor of Streetman and founded Streetman’s annual July 4 parade. Tommy’s gifts to all who met him were his laughter, light heartedness, honesty and loyalty.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Bryant; nieces, Melanie Bryant Elmore and Jean Cole Rainoshek; nephew, Ernest C. Bryant III; and their families. He is also survived by Mary Frances’ three brothers, John Thompson, Eldon Thompson and Billy Thompson, and their families.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Olga Emaline (Cagle) Jones
Jul 5, 1906 - Oct 3, 2006

Olga Cagle Jones, 100, of Dawson passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at a Hubbard nursing center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Mark Flurry officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Jones was born July 5, 1906, in Frost to William B. and Adelia (Powell) Cagle. She worked as a nurse’s aide and was a member of First Baptist Church of Dawson. Mrs. Jones received special recognition from President and Mrs. George Bush when she celebrated her 100th birthday in July.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Jones; her parents and 11 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews including Betty and Joe Honea of Frost, David and Dale Frederick of Tyler, Mark Smith of Sherman, Cliff and Rae Bell of Athens, Quida and James Frank of Corsicana, Carolyn and Horace Cobb of Corsicana, Bill Cagle of Corsicana and a host of other family and friends.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Ann (Bassham) Oakley
Aug 1, 1953 - Oct 1, 2006

Ann Oakley

Ann Oakley, 53, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Mount Olive Cemetery in the Scurry-Rosser community with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating.

Ann Oakley was born Aug. 1, 1953, in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Willie Mae Bassham.

Survivors include her sons, Heath Oakley and wife Curran of Rice, Michael Oakley and wife Holly of Mission, Seth Oakley of Denton and Joshua Oakley of Corsicana; granddaughters, Emily Oakley of Breckenridge and Fiona Ann Oakley of Mission; grandsons, Heath Michael Oakley of Breckenridge, Justin Alsup of Rice and Dalton Oakley of Rice; sister, Terri Bassham of Corsicana; nieces, Melanie Hansen of Corsicana and Madisen Trojacek of Corsicana; and aunt, Dorothy Vyers of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Doris Marceline (Wilkins) Ryan
Nov 29, 1918 - Oct 1, 2006

Doris Marceline Ryan

Doris Marceline Ryan, 87, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, in Corsicana following a brief illness.

Doris was born Nov. 29, 1918, in Cloud County, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Olva E. Ryan; her son, Kirwin Beck; and her brothers, Duane, Ralph, Harry and Virgil Wilkins.

She is survived by her brother, Homer “Bud” Wilkins; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren as well as many longtime friends in Corsicana and especially at Friendship Towers.

Doris will be missed by many people but especially by Jimmy, Donna, Dusty and Dawn Rose who have been her steadfast friends and surrogate family for over 20 years.

Contributions in memory of Mrs. Ryan may be made to the American Cancer Society, 621 N. Main St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Friends may call on family from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Richland Cemetery with the Rev. Rufus Nutt officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Billie F. (Bill) Taylor
Aug 14, 1922 - Oct 1, 2006

Billie F. (Bill) Taylor, 84, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Billy Ford, Monte White, Byron Taylor, Ron Davidson, Steve Hudson and Gerry Taylor.

Mr. Taylor was born Aug. 14, 1922 in Drane. He was employed with Shell Oil Company and lived in over 30 cities, retiring after 29 years of service as a seismic operator. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church. He loved to hunt, fish, woodworking and gardening. He really loved to drink coffee with his buddies at Whataburger in the mornings.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mattie Taylor; daughter-in-law, Judy Taylor; brother, Johnnie Taylor; sisters, Lillie Bowman, Iness Dosser, Mattie Godley, Pearl White and Dollie Taylor.

Survivors include his wife, Patty Taylor, of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Sue Taylor of Spring; granddaughter, Stephanie Taylor of Austin; step granddaughters, Stacey Ricks of Spring, and Terry Randall of Washington, DC; step great-granddaughter, Hannah Ricks of Spring; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Dot Taylor of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Liz Taylor of Texarkana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church, 2800 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, TX, 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Louise (Roloff) McLain
Dec 22, 1913 - Sep 30, 2006

Mary McLain

Mrs. Mary Louise (Roloff) McLain, 92, of Union High passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard with Mr. Robin Wright officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John McLain, Joe Davis McLain, Tim McLain, Billy Roloff, Rudy Roloff, Troy Thompson, Sonny Bancroft and Conrad NewtonIII.

Mrs. McLain was born Dec. 22, 1913 in Union High to Rudy and Winnie (Sawyer) Roloff. She lived all of her life in the Union High area, and was Valedictorian of her graduating class at Union High School. Mrs. McLain was a homemaker and a member of Northcrest Church of Christ in Mexia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Franklin McLain; her parents; an infant daughter, Mary Beth McLain; and two brothers, Irvin Roloff and Clyde Roloff.

Survivors include two sons, Gene McLain and wife, Myra of Pursley, and Leon McLain and wife, Margaret of Union High; daughter, Barbara Duke and her husband Bobby of Dawson; sisters, Margie Roloff of Corsicana, and Opal Hillis and husband Jake of Dawson; brother, Vernon Roloff of Dawson; six grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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James Doyle "Jim" Jones
Nov 15, 1936 - Sep 29, 2006

James Doyle (Jim) Jones, 69, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2006.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today in Coolidge Cemetery Chapel with Dr. David Edwards officiating. Interment will follow in Coolidge Cemetery.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

Jim Jones was born Nov. 15, 1936 in Coolidge. He was a graduate of Coolidge High School, and Texas A&M University. He married his high school sweetheart, Beverlye, in 1957. They had two children, both with advanced college degrees, and two grandsons. Jim worked 33 years with the Food and Drug Administration, retiring in 1995. He served 41 years with the Army Reserve, served a tour of duty in Desert Storm, and retired in 1996 with the rank of Colonel. He received the Legion of Merit award. He was very active during his retirement with the Lions Club, was past president of the Corsicana Sunset Lions Club, named Lion of the Year in 1998, received two International President’s Awards in 1999 and 2002, the Tom Kirkham Award in 2002, and was a life member of the Texas Lions Camp and Lions Eye Bank of Central Texas. Jim was named outstanding volunteer by the Texas Youth Commission in 2001, and was district nominee for a state award for the Adopt-A-Highway program in 1999. He was a past chairman of the Navarro County Waste Management Committee, Corsicana Advisory Council for the Texas Youth Commission and Corsicana/Navarro County Beautification Committee. He was a past secretary for the Navarro County American Red Cross, AARP Assistant State Coordinator/Instructor in the 55 Alive driver safety program. Jim’s life goal was to be satisfied that he made someone’s life a little better.

Survivors include his wife, Beverlye Jones of Corsicana; daughter, Sheryl Guardiani and her husband, John, of Alexandria, Va.; son, Doyle Jones and wife, Sandy, of Houston; grandchildren Danny Guardiani and Joseph Jones; sisters, Clara June Waldrop of Coolidge, and Gayle Jones Hettenger of Trinidad, Colo.

Arrangements by Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home, Mexia.

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James (Jim) Jones Funeral Services Held on Monday
Funeral services for James Doyle (Jim) Jones, 69 of Corsicana were held on Monday, October 2 in Coolidge Cemetery Chapel with Dr. David Edwards officiating and interment following in Coolidge Cemetery. Memorial service was held on Tuesday, October 3 at First Baptist Church in Corsicana at 2 p.m.
Jim was born November 15, 1936 in Coolidge. He graduated from Coolidge High School and Texas A&M with a BS in Entomology.
He married his high school sweetheart, Beverlye in 1957. They were the parents of two children, both with advanced college degrees.
Jim retired in 1995 after 33 years with Federal FDA. He served for 41 years with Army Reserve, with a tour of duty in Desert Storm, retiring in 1996 with the rank of Colonel - highest military award, Legion of Merit.
He was active in the Lions Clubs and served as past president of Corsicana Sunset Lions Club. He received many community awards for his service with children and various councils for the betterment of his community.
His life's goal was "To be satisfied that I have made someone's life a little better."
He is survived by his wife, Beverlye Jones of Corsicana; daughter, Sheryl Guardiani and husband John of Alexandria, VA and son, Jayson Doyle Jones and wife, Sandy of Houston; grandchildren: Danny Guardiani and Joseph Jones; sisters: Clara June Waldrop of Coolidge and Gayle Jones Hettenger of Trinidad, CO.
Blair-Stubbs of Mexia was in charge of arrangements.

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  • Groesbeck Journal - Oct 6, 2006

Gary Gene Cooley
Jun 30, 1950 - Sep 30, 2006

Gary G. Cooley, 56, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rodney McLauchlin, Scott Redden, David Wilson, Frank Hull, Mike Harwood and Ryan McLauchlin.

Gary G. Cooley was born June 30, 1950 in Corsicana. Gary was involved in many local service organizations, including the American Red Cross as a board member and chairman, the Navarro County chapter of the American Cancer Society as a board member and president and the Corsicana Housing Authority as a chairman and board member. He was a member of the Lions Club, the Corsicana/Navarro County Chamber of Commerce, Navarro College Real Estate Advisory Council, the Navarro County Board of Realtors, and most recently a member of the Kiwanis Club, the National Society of Tax Professionals, and treasurer of the Humane Society of Navarro County.

He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and was a past chairman of the Board of Deacons, Bench of Elders and treasurer of the Parish Council.

Gary was employed from 1973 to 1989 by First National Bank of Corsicana and served as a Senior Vice-president and head of the mortgage department for a number of years and was subsequently a Certified Public Accountant in private practice. He was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University and taught at Navarro College.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Troy and Lucille Cooley, both of Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Mary Cooley of Corsicana; son Glenn Cooley of Las Vegas, Nev., and son and daughter-in-law Jonathan and Emily Cooley of Houston; daughters, Laura Ware and Lenora Cooley, both of Corsicana; grandson, Chandler Ware of Corsicana; brothers and sisters-in-law Jim and Diane Cooley of Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Lumpkin of Fayetville, N.C.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harry David Redden of Corsicana; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Patti Redden of Tucson, Ariz; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 312 N. 13th St., Corsicana, TX, 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jesus Davila
Aug 4, 1961 - Oct 7, 2006
 

Mr. Jesus Davila, age 45, of Corsicana, Texas, died Saturday, October 7, 2006, at Collingsworth General Hospital in Wellington, Texas. He is survived by; Daughter-Nely Davila of Corsicana, TX Son-Jesus Davila, Jr. of Corsicana, TX, Daughter-Mayra Davila of Corsicana, TX, Grandson-Cesar Rodriquez of Corsicana, TX Grandson-Oscar Rodriguez of Corsicana, TX, Granddaughter-Nina Gonzalez of Corsicana, TX, Father-Amado Davila of Kerens, TX, Mother-Maria DeLaLuz Davila of Kerens, TX, Brother-Amado Davila, Jr. of Dallas, TX Brother-Javier Davila of Dallas, TX Brother-Eddie Davila of Dallas, TX Brother-Robert Davila of Wellington, TX, Brother-Alberto Davila of Childress, TX Brother-Gilberto Davila of Childress, TX, Brother-Arnulfo Davila of Dallas, TX, Sister-Maria DeLaLuz Davila of Dallas, TX Sister-Guadalupe Davila of Dallas, TX, Sister-Margarita Davila of Kerens, TX.

Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, October 9, 2006. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 4:00 PM Tuesday, October 10, 2006 , Rev. Jose Vasquez officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.

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Jesus Davila

Jesus Davila, 45, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006 in Wellington.

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

Services will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home with Rev. Jose Vasquez officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jesus Davila, Jr., Javier Davila, Eddie Davila, Roberto Davila, Gilberto Davila and Alberto Davila.

Mr. Davila was born Aug. 4, 1961 in Laredo.

Survivors include daughters, Nely Davila and Mayra Davila of Corsicana; son, Jesus Davila, Jr. of Corsicana; grandsons, Cesar and Oscar Rodriquez, both of Corsicana; granddaughter, Nina Gonzalez of Corsicana; father, Amado Davila of Kerens; mother, Maria DeLaLuz Davila of Kerens; brothers, Amado Davila, Jr., Javier Davila and Eddie Davila, all of Dallas, Robert Davila of Wellington, Alberto Davila and Gilberto Davila, both of Childress; and Arnulfo Davila of Dallas; sisters, Maria DeLaLuz Davila and Guadalupe Davila, both of Dallas, and Margarita Davila of Kerens.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Robert Maurice Naughtin
Mar 4, 1939 - Oct 7, 2006

Mr. Robert M. Naughtin, age 67, of Richland, Texas, died Saturday, October 7, 2006, at his Residence.
He is survived by two Sisters, Eileen Walker and Margaret Hinrichs both of Las Vegas, Nev. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to Friday, October 13, 2006. Funeral service will be at Richland Cemetery at 10:00 AM Saturday, October 14, 2006 , Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Interment will be at Richland Cemetery in Richland, Texas.
 

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Robert M. ‘Bob’ Naughtin

Robert M. ‘Bob’ Naughtin, 67, of Richland passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006 at his home after a long illness.

A Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Richland Cemetery with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating.

Mr. Naughtin was born March 4, 1939 in Juneau County, Wisc., the son of James and Margaret (Scully) Naughtin. He was an eight year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Germany and in the United States. He was a manager and employee of 7-11, Circle K and Skinny’s for over 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and one sister.

Survivors include sisters, Eileen Walker and Margaret Hinrichs, both of Las Vegas, Nev., and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cedar Creek in Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Yoko Baker
Jan 10, 1929 - Oct 6, 2006

Yoko Baker, 77, of Corsicana passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 6, 2006 in Corsicana.

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

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mrs. Baker was born Jan. 10, 1929 in Japan, and it was there she met and later married Herschell Baker. Together, Yoko and Herschell spent 46 wonderful years married before he passed away in 2001. She was a devoted wife and mother. She worked for a time as a nurse’s aide at Navarro Regional Hospital, and truly enjoyed giving of herself and her time to those who needed it. She enjoyed oil painting and gardening in her yard, but her greatest joys in life were her grandchildren. Yoko will truly be missed and lovingly remembered by anyone fortunate enough to have known her kindness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herschell Baker, and by sons Michael Allen and Steven James.

Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Baker; grandchildren, Kyna LeAnn and Colton James of Galveston, and Erica Cheyenne of Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Margaret Bonner
Dec 11, 1938 - Oct 7, 2006

Mrs. Margaret Bonner, 67, of Kirvin passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006 in Wortham.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Fairfield with Rev. Ed Ridge officiating. Interment will follow at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman.

Pallbearers will be John Mullen, Doyle Cannon, Jerry Richards, Rodney Latham, Buddy Robinson, Mark Duke, Fred Carter and Clyde Ridge.

Honorary pallbearers will be Brett Carroll, George Westover, Gary Latham and Jess Latham.

Mrs. Bonner was born Dec. 11, 1938 in Kirvin.

She was preceded in death by a son, Homer Paul Bonner, Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Homer Paul Bonner of Kirvin; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Duane West of Tehauacana, Paula and Lamar Addy of Mexia, and Marlyn and Lance Bland of West; grandchildren, Dellynn and John Pratt, Randall Addy and Macy Savage; brother, Jimmy Carter; sister, Cheryll Mullen of Fairfield.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Fairfield.

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Sandy Shipman
Jan 22, 1943 - Oct 7, 2006

Mrs. Sandy Shipman, 63, passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darin Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beemon Cemetery.

Mrs. Shipman was born Jan. 22, 1943 in McComb, Miss.

Survivors include her husband, Gene, of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Curt and D’Lee Shipman of Columbus, Miss.; daughter and son-in-law, Mandy and Elmer Tanner of Corsicana; five grandchildren, James Curtis Shipman, Bobby Shipman, Wyatt Shipman, Allison Tanner and Duston Tanner; brothers and sisters-in-law, David Alan and Liz Rush of Coleman, and William L. and Suzanne Rush III of Atlanta, Ga.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Douglas L. McMillan
Mar 8, 1929 - Oct 6, 2006

Mr. DOUGLAS L McMILLAN, age 77, of Corsicana, Texas, died Friday, October 6, 2006, at 1975 SE CR 0070 in Corsicana, Texas .

He is survived by his wife Charlcie McMillian;

One Daughter, Daughter-Donna McMillan of Corsicana, Texas

Two Sons, Daughter & Son-in-law-Pam & Eddie Warner of Grand Saline, Texas Son & Daughter-in-law-Lonnie & Linda McMillam of Grand Saline, Texas

Four Brothers, Sister & Brother-in-law-Margie & Jerry Donoho of Corsicana, Texas Sister & Brother-in-law-Bloone & Gurley Howell of Troup, Texas Brother & Sister-in-law-L.D. & Doris McMillan of Corsicana, Texas Brother & Sister-in-law-Butch & Clara Jo Mc Millan of Kerns, Texas

Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, P. O. Box 1557, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday, October 8, 2006. Funeral service will be at Willow Springs Cemetery at 11:00 AM Monday, October 9, 2006 , Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating. Interment will be at Williow Springs Cemetery in Williow Springs, Texas.

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Douglas L. McMillan

Douglas L. McMillan, 77, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2006 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Willow Springs Cemetery with Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating. Interment will follow at Willow Springs Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Shannon Dinger, Brian Spier, Johnny Blake and Cole Taylor.

Mr. McMillan was born March 8, 1929.

Survivors include his wife, Charlcie, of Corsicana; daughter, Donna McMillan of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law Pam and Eddie Warner of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; sister and brother-in-law Margie and Jerry Donoho of Corsicana; sister and brother-in-law Bloone and Gurley Howell of Troup; brother and sister-in-law L.D. and Doris McMillan of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law Butch and Clara Jo McMillan of Kerens; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and many cousins.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cedar Lake, 625 N. Main St., Corsicana, Tx, 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Art Nelson

Nelson, Art: KFWB, 1961-62; KLAC, 1973-82; KMPC, 1982-87. Art died of Parkinson's Disease October 15, 1999, at his home in Hemet. Art had been suffering with the disease for the past 12 years. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Nancy. Art started in radio as a 16-year-old broadcaster at a 250-watt in his home town of Corsicana, Texas. He worked for Gordon McLendon at KLIF-Dallas during the glory years and went on to dj at KEWB-San Francisco and WJJD-Chicago. The "Silver Fox" was 73.

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Walter A. Anderson
Mar 6. 1923 - Sep 26, 2006

Kermit, TX
Walter A. Anderson, age 83, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at his home in Kermit. He was born Tuesday, March 06, 1923 in Corsicana, Texas to the late T.W. and Bessie (Pond) Anderson. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Walter married Joyce M. Brininstool on June 6, 1942 in Kermit. Together they owned and operated the Dairy Queen franchises in Kermit, Monahans, and Pecos, as well as Walter’s Restaurant in Odessa until she preceded him in death on February 24, 2005. Walter had a Dairy Queen franchise for 57 years and was on the Texas Dairy Queen Operators Council board of directors.
Mr. Anderson graduated from Jal High School in 1940, earning honors as a state champion drummer. He went on to spend two years at Hardin Simmons University, where he was a member of the world famous Cowboy Band. He served his country during World War II in the US Army Air Corp and was a drummer in their band. After moving to Kermit in 1949, Walter became an active member of the Permian Basin community. He was a member of the Downtown Lions Club for 55 years. He was a member of the Odessa and Kermit Chambers of Commerce and an active member of the Ambassadors division in Kermit. He served on the KISD school board for 15 years. He was also involved in American Legion activities.
Those left to cherish his love and memories are two sons: Larry Anderson and wife Diana Vine-Anderson and Perry Anderson and wife Shiela, all of Odessa; two brothers: Jim Anderson of Snyder, TX and John Anderson of Abilene, TX; seven grandchildren: Lesa Sanchez and husband Louis of Midland, John Allen Anderson and wife Beverly of Flower Mound, TX, Brian Anderson of Cheyenne, WY, Amy Anderson of Denver, CO, Todd Cullison and wife Audra of Odessa, Matt Cullison and Tisha Corcoran both of Dallas; four great-grandchildren: Brandon and Matthew Sanchez and Allison and Quinten Cullison and a host of nieces and nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joyce, one brother - Joe Anderson and one sister - Gladys Anderson.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Friday, September 29, 2006 at First United Methodist Church with Reverend David Weyant officiating. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren and nephews: Carl Brininstool, Mitchell Brininstool, Lindsay Brininstool, Matt Cullison, Todd Cullison, John Anderson, Lesa Sanchez, and Louis Sanchez. Honorary Pallbearers will include Kermit Ambassadors. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church at 744 Jeffee, Kermit, Texas or to the Children’s Miracle Network at 400 W. 4th Street, Odessa, Texas 79761.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.


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  • Odessa Online

Michelle Ann Chavez
Dec 12, 1975 - Oct 8, 2006

Michelle Ann Chavez, 30, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, in Dallas.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Corsicana with Pastor Herman Martinez officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Michelle was born Dec. 12, 1975, in Dallas. She was a graduate of Hillsboro High School. While attending Hillsboro High School, Michelle represented her school at state tournament four years in a row.

She attended Sam Houston State University on a track scholarship. She graduated from Sam Houston State University and became a teacher/coach. She taught at Corsicana High School until she moved to Duncanville and made Duncanville Middle School her teaching home. She was dedicated to her profession and was in return loved by her students.

Michelle was a member of Calvario Bautista Iglesia in Corsicana and also supported financially a Baptist mission in Monterey, Mexico.

In her short life, she made tons of friends. While she will be missed, she will not be forgotten and she continues to live in our hearts forever.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Maria and Pantaleon Rios of Corsicana; father, Mickey Chavez of Dallas; sisters, Criselda, Carol and Gloria; brothers, Carlos, Henry, Freddie, Pete Jr., Napoleon and Jacory; grandmother, Rosa Rios of Dallas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jada Rene Carley
May 20, 2006 - Oct 6, 2006

Jada Rene Carley, 4 months old, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery with her uncle, David Harness, officiating.

Jada Rene Carley was born May 20, 2006, in Houston.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandfather, Ray Carley; and uncle, Jeremy Aguilar.

Survivors include her mother, Rachel Carley; sister, Aubreana Carley Ocon; maternal grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Carley; great-grandmother, Mary Ethel Carley; aunts, Ester Marie Carley, Ruth Harness and husband David, and Dana Aguilar; and uncle, Paul Carley.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jessie Carl Smith
Apr 20, 1929 - Oct 7, 2006

Jessie Carl Smith, 77, of Blooming Grove passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at M.D. Anderson Hospital after a short illness.

Memorial services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Interment will be held in Glenallen, Alaska.

Mr. Smith was born April 20, 1929, in Dresden to Jim and Mattie Smith. He attended Blooming Grove schools, completing his education in the United States Air Force after proudly joining in 1947. Mr. Smith was honorably discharged in 1950. Four years later, Carl married Elvera “Vera” Haglund from Duluth, Minn., and together they had three children: Susan, Cory and Kelly. As a pipeline welder, Mr. Smith traveled the world on many jobs, but always called Blooming Grove his home.

Mr. Smith was a member of the Pipeliners Union, Local 798, as well as a proud member of the Masonic Lodge where he was a 33rd degree mason.

He and his family were great lovers of the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and hunter his entire life. Carl was a quiet man for sure, and conversations were short, but it was common knowledge he would do anything and everything for a friend or loved one. He loved the community he lived in and was proud of its people and their accomplishments. From working on the park in Blooming Grove to playing Santa Claus for the Corsicana elementary schools, Carl enjoyed seeing that everyone around him was always happy.

He was preceded in death by his son, Cory Smith; his wife, Vera Smith; his brother, Earl Smith; and his sister, Rose Jennische.

Survivors include his children, Kelly Smith of Alabama and Susan Loftis and husband Terry of Corsicana; grandchildren, Cory and Erica Loftis of California; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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William H. ‘Dick’ Faulkner
Jan 17, 1930 - Oct 8, 2006

William H. “Dick” Faulkner of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Eubank Chapel in Canton with Brother Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton.

Pallbearers will be Timothy Jackson, Jeff Jackson, Rex Carter, Cois Carter, Kenneth Carter, Rick Vavro, John Jackson and Devon Carter.

Mr. Faulkner was born Jan. 17, 1930, in Beckville to Robert Emanuel and Lola Mae Sparks Faulkner. He was a member of Teri Road Baptist Church in Austin and he attended Mildred Baptist Church. He grew up in Rusk County and retired as a master sergeant after 24 years in the Air Force. During the service, he traveled extensively to Europe, Africa and Asia. He also retired as a maintenance supervisor for The University of Texas at Austin after 24 years. He retired to Richland-Chambers Reservoir area for the past seven years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Lee Faulkner; three sisters, Catherine Faulkner Shivers, Mozell Hoffman and Bonnie May Faulkner.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma Faulkner of Corsicana; son, William Robert Faulkner of Longview; twin sister, Sue Ray of Powell; and sister, Dorothy Dowden of Valparaiso, Fla.

Arrangements by Eubank Funeral Home, Canton.

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Fay Dean Ogburn
Jan 26, 1928 - Oct 7, 2006

Fay Dean Ogburn, 78, of Grand Prairie passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, in Grand Prairie. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Harold Scott officiating.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Weldon Fredrick Reed
Nov 16, 1914 - Oct 8, 2006

Weldon Reed

Weldon Reed, 91, of Plainview passed away Oct. 8, 2006, at his residence.

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

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Weldon was born Nov. 16, 1914, in Corsicana to Fred Reed and Dora Watson Reed. He married Ada De Lafoose in Barry in 1934. He was a lifetime farmer and truly loved all birds. He was a longtime member or the College Heights Baptist Church.

Mr. Reed was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son Don Reed, grandson Jeff Bolding, and brother John F. Reed.

Weldon is survived by his daughter Sue Bolding and husband Ronny of Plainview; son David Reed and wife Mary Ann of Gainesville; grandchildren Delana Walker of Lufkin, Scott Bolding of Barberton, Ohio, Ricky Reed of Corsicana and Robby Reed of Corsicana; great-grandchildren Hunter Walker, Kelly Reed, Daniel Reed, David Bolding, Shana Jo Bolding, Ashley Bolding, Chelsey Bolding, Allyson Bolding and Chris Bolding; great-great-grandchild Jayden Rocha.

Arrangements by Lemons Funeral Home, Plainview.

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Cora Bell Freeman

Funeral services for Cora Bell Freeman, 74, of Wortham were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the Church of Christ in Teague with Brother Dale officiating. Interment will follow the service at Shanks Cemetery near Kirvin.

Mrs. Freeman passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, in Corsicana. She was born in Crockett and grew up in Houston County graduating from Latexo High School in 1939. She was a member of the Teague Church of Christ for over 50 years. Mrs. Freeman worked in Teague for many years at Palace Drug Store then later went to work for the Mexia State School as a trainer where she remained until she retired. She loved to sew and especially enjoyed making quilts which she gave to her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of over 39 years, Thomas C. Freeman of Wortham; son, Edward “Bo” Hearn and wife Debbie of Chattanooga, Okla.; daughter, Doniece Ferguson and husband Paul of Corsicana; stepson, Tommy Freeman and wife Toni of Anchorage, Alaska; seven grandchildren, Lenson Hearn and Chris Hearn, both of Cache, Okla., Devin Martin of Chattanooga, Okla., Cori Ogburn and David Ferguson, both of Corsicana, Patrick Freeman and Kathleen Freeman, both of Anchorage, Alaska; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Lena Burks of Huffman; special friend and caregiver, Estella Washington of Wortham; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Pauline, Nannett and Artelia; and one brother, C.T. Rains.

Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home, Teague.

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Myrtle Lee Jefferson
Oct 17, 1953 - Oct 9, 2006

Myrtle Lee Jefferson, 52, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2006 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Thirteenth Avenue Christian Church with Pastor C. Chambers and Ricky Walters, pastor of Lifeline Family Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Jefferson, Patrick Brown, LeBrent Lee, Joseph Martin, Ossie Henry, Corey Jones and Theotis Carter.

Mrs. Jefferson was born Oct. 17, 1953 in Corsicana. She graduated from Corsicana High School and Navarro College as an LVN.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Julia Mae Lee.

Survivors include daughters Brandy Jefferson of Corsicana; father Tommie Lee of Corsicana; sisters Hazel Kelly and Pearlie Hill, both of Corsicana; brothers Wade L. Hawkins of Detroit, Mich. and Tommie Lee Jr. of Alto.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Viola Blanche Knight

Viola Blanche Knight, 94, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, in Corsicana. Graveside services were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Homer Edgar Adkins
Jan 1, 1942 - Oct 18, 2006

HOMER E. ADKINS
 Homer E. Adkins, 64, of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 in Corsicana. He was born on January 1, 1942 in Purdon, Texas to N.L. & Thelma Adkins.
He was employed with Brookshire's Food Store as a Courtesy Clerk for 37 years. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2006 at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. & Dr. David Kimberly officiaiting. Interment will follow in the Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Freddy Thomas, Jim Carroll, Bill Gregory, Steve Putman, Rusty Skidmore, and Ken Green. Honorary Pallbearers will be Brian Beamon, Benny Robinson, and Ray Wossum.

He was preceded in death by his Father, N.L. Adkins, Mother, Thelma Adkins, Brother, Carl Cecil Adkins, and a Nephew, Mike Adkins.

He is survived by his Sister, Earlene Pierce of Arlington, TX., Nephews & Wives, Larry Puerce of Arlington, TX., Jerry & Vickey Pierce of Arlington, TX., Kenny Pierce of Arlington, TX., Ronald & Donna Adkins of Houston, TX., David Adkins of Dallas, TX., and a Niece & Husband, Jan & Randy Sadler of Dallas, TX., and numerous Cousins.

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Homer E. Adkins

Homer E. Adkins, 64, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and Dr. David Kimberly officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Freddy Thomas, Jim Carroll, Bill Gregory, Steve Putman, Rusty Skidmore and Ken Green. Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Beamon, Benny Robinson and Ray Wossum.

Homer was born Jan. 1, 1942, in Purdon. He was employed as a courtesy clerk with Brookshire’s Food Store for 37 years. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, N.L. Adkins; mother, Thelma Adkins; brother, Carl Cecil Adkins; and nephew, Mike Adkins.

Survivors include his sister, Earlene Pierce of Arlington; nephews, Larry Pierce, Jerry Pierce and wife Vickey, and Kenny Pierce, all of Arlington, Ronald Adkins and wife Donna of Houston and David Adkins of Dallas; niece, Jan Sadler and husband Randy of Dallas; sister-in-law, Nettie Adkins of Dallas; and numerous cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Oct 20, 2006
  • TXBI: ADKINS HOMER EDGAR 01-01-1942 m NAVARRO THELMA ODESSA MCNABB NATHAN LAFAYETTE ADKINS

Claudine Frances (Windham) Beauregard
Apr 20, 1917 - Oct 19, 2006

 
CLAUDINE FRANCES BEAUREGARD

Mrs. Claudine Frances Beauregard, 89, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2006 in Corsicana. She was born on April 20, 1917 in Italy, Texas.

She worked as a farmer, and was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2006 at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating.

Mrs. Beauregard was preceded in death by her Husband, James Beauregard, Son, Howard Riddle, and Brothers, Lewis & Frank Windham.

She is survived by her Daughters & Sons-in-Law, Barbara Johnson of Corsicana, TX., Sue Kennedy of Corsicana, TX., Billie & Ray Hollingsworth of Dakota Dunes, SD., Daughter-in-Law, Bennie Riddle of Mesquite, TX., Sisters & Brothers-in-Law, Elnora & Earl Miles of Spring, TX., Dorothy & Howard Brown of Teague, TX., Faye Taylor of Elm Mott, TX., Brother & Sister-in-Law, Ben & Dinky Windham of Galveston, TX., Several Grand, Great Grand, & Great Great Grandchildren, and numerous Nieces & Nephews.

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Claudine Beauregard

Claudine Beauregard, 89, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating.

Mrs. Beauregard was born April 20, 1917, in Italy, Texas. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Beauregard; son, Howard Riddle; and brothers, Lewis Windham and Frank Windham.

Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Johnson and Sue Kennedy, both of Corsicana, and Billie Hollingsworth and husband Ray of Dakota Dunes, S.D.; daughter-in-law, Bennie Riddle of Mesquite; sisters, Elnora Miles and husband Earl of Spring, Dorothy Brown and husband Howard of Teague, and Faye Taylor of Elm Mott; brother, Ben Windham and wife Dinky of Galveston; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com by selecting the Claudine Beauregard obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Hollis Ivy

Hollis Ivy, 85, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, in Corsicana. Memorial services will be 4 p.m. today at Graceland Mausoleum at Resthaven Memorial Park.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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William Lee “Bill” Weihs
abt 1925

William Lee “Bill” Weihs, 81, of Fort Worth passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, at Baylor All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Kerens Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Charles A. Reese officiating and Bob Baker assisting. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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William S. Cephus
abt 1922 - Oct 17, 2006

William S. Cephus, 84, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at Twilight Home. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Scott Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor Erma Young officiating and Bishop K.D. Davis as eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Oleta Wimberly
abt 1918 - Oct 18, 2006

Oleta Wimberly, 88, of Burleson passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Iva Mae (Moore) Price
Aug 26, 1928 - Oct 16, 2006

Iva Moore Price

Iva Mae Moore Price, age 78, of Waxahachie, passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. She was born Aug. 26, 1928, in Decatur to Stanford and Dora (Garrett) Moore. She married Marvin Price on Jan. 31, 1953, in Corsicana. They moved to Waxahachie in 1972 and have been longtime members of the College Street Church of Christ, where she was a Sunday School teacher. Iva was a caregiver and her love for children was evident in her work with the Tuesday and Thursday School and Vacation Bible School.

Survivors include her loving husband of over 53 years, Marvin Price of Waxahachie; daughter, Donna Cooke and her husband Larry of Waxahachie; son, Wayne Price and his wife Tammy of Hubbard; and daughter, Penny Hernandez of Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Sid Moore, Alvin Moore and Bud Moore; sisters, Mary Johnson, Fay Steen, Margaret Jenkins, Frances Whitner and Mollie Southard.

She was preceded in death by one brother, James Moore.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in the chapel of Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home with Dean Kilmer officiating. Interment will follow at the Dresden Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, Waxahachie.

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Don Morris Holloway

Don Morris Holloway, 96, of Corsicana went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Russell Bankes officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgepark Cemetery in Hillsboro.

Mr. Holloway was born Jan. 12, 1910, in Hunt County to Edward S. and Laura May Holloway. He was the youngest of eight brothers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, and son Sam Holloway.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Sarah Holloway; two sons, Morris Holloway and Richard Holloway; and one daughter, Devone Walker.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Earl McDaniel Jr.
Mar 18, 1922 - Oct 18, 2006

Earl McDaniel Jr., 84, of Richland passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 in Richland.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Mr. McDaniel was born March 18, 1922 to Earl McDaniel Sr. and Thelma Jackson McDaniel in Richland. He was a rancher.

Survivors include wife Jesslyn McDaniel of Richland; sons Bobby McDaniel of Mesquite, Nev. and Randy McDaniel of Ennis; three granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ann (Woodum) Roughton
Jul 6, 1916 - Oct 17, 2006

Ann Roughton

Ann Roughton, a resident of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, in Corsicana at the age of 90 years. Ann was born in Cameron on July 6, 1916, to Jim Woodum and Naomi Woodum. She worked at Navarro County Memorial Hospital for a number of years as a nurse in the cardiac unit.

Surviving family includes her husband of 49 years, Nelson Roughton of Corsicana; sons, Thomas Cottar of Baytown, Ronald Cottar of Conroe, Paul Cottar of Corsicana and Bill Roughton of Corsicana; daughters, Carolyn Draper of Streetman and Margaret Evans of Garland; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, Woody Woodum of North Carolina, A.J. Woodum of Conroe, Paul Dean Woodum of Oklahoma and Monroe Woodum of Pearland; one sister, Joyce Fissler of Waco; sister-in-law, Dickie Woodum of Cameron; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Motley of Westminster Presbyterian Church officiating and the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. singing “The Lord’s Prayer.”

Pallbearers will be grandsons: Billy Roughton, Brad Roughton, Tom Cottar, Shae Cottar, Rusty Pevehouse, Robert Wilbanks, Patrick Evans and Jeffery Cottar.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Robert Boyd McMullan
Oct 6, 1920 - Oct 2006

Robert Boyd McMullan was born Oct. 6, 1920, in Tupelo. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1938. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. After completing flight school he flew many missions in the ferrying command. He also flew C-47 aircraft in the India theater during World War II. He attained the rank of captain during his term of service, leaving active duty in 1946. He was employed by Mobil Oil Company for over 30 years. He was an active member of Cornerstone Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma McMullan of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Boyd and Dorothy McMullan of Arlington; daughter and son-in-law, Roberta and Jim Lorance of Austin; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Kathi McMullan of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Dana Young of Springfield, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Sherman Kyles of Conroe; sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Frank Roberts of Waco; and brother and sister-in-law, Charles Dewey and Ann McMullan of College Station.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clark and Mary McMullan; and Thelma McMullan, the mother of his children.

A visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. John LaNoue officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kelly Paul Lorance, Sean Eggleston, John Goodnight, Stuart Lamb, Guy Lanford, Ryan Bowles and Jonathan Young. Honorary pallbearers will be Boyd McMullan, Gary McMullan, Jim Lorance, James Young, David Taylor and Martin Gribble.

Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 801 N. 13th St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Billie Dell (McGraw) Watson
Dec 13, 1928 - Oct 13, 2006

Billie Dell Watson

Billie Dell Watson of Irving passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2006. She was born Dec. 13, 1928, in Barry.

She was preceded in death by parents, Lacy Otis “Bill” McGraw and Lillian Lucy Rhodes.

Survivors include her daughter, Debra Jan Miliara and husband John of Irving; grandchildren, Anna, Jonni and Molli Miliara of Irving and soon-to-be grandson Robert Boulware; many cousins and friends; and special caregiver, Lucinda Davis.

Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Brown’s Memorial Chapel in Irving with Pastor Owen Goff officiating. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Arrangements by Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, Irving.

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Lacy Elizabeth (Denbow) Paschall
Apr 3, 1906 - Oct 16, 2006

Lacy Elizabeth Denbow Paschall, 100, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Charles Paschall officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Denbow, Donnie Denbow, Larry Adams, Steven Adams, Bobbie Denbow and Gary Paschall.

Mrs. Paschall was born April 3, 1906, in Chatfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hayden Paschall; parents, Thomas and Flora Denbow; sons, Tommy Paschall and Elward Paschall; sisters, Annie Travis and Floreine Johnson; and brothers, Claude Denbow, Clarence Denbow and David Earl Denbow.

Survivors include her sisters, Oreine Adams and Lola Gilbert, both of Corsicana; brother, Bruce Denbow of Corsicana; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Betty L. Miller
Jun 5, 1930 - Oct 13, 2006

BETTY L. MILLER

Mrs. Betty L. Miller, age 76, of Corsicana, Texas, died Friday, October 13, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana, Texas. She is survived by her Sister-Ouida I Smith of Corsicana, Texas and Brother-J.C. Roberts of Canyon, Texas. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday, October 15, 2006. Funeral service will be at Wortham Cemetery at 10:30 AM Monday, October 16, 2006 , Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Interment will be at Wortham Cemetery in Wortham, Texas.

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Betty Miller

Betty Miller, 76, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, in Corsicana. Services were 10:30 a.m. Monday at Wortham Cemetery with the Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Cordia L. ‘Sam’ (Hankins) Sossaman
May 13, 1938 - Oct 13, 2006

Cordia L. ‘Sam’ Sossaman

Cordia L. “Sam” Sossaman, 68, of Hereford, died on Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, at King’s Manor Methodist Home, West Gate.

Celebration of Life services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at Hereford Heritage Funeral Home, Chapel of Memories. Burial will follow in West Park Cemetery. Rev. Milford R. Grisham, Pastor of Christian Assembly Church will officiate. Services are under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home, 411 E. 6th Street.

Cordia “Sam” was born May 13, 1938 in Byers, Okla., to Jack and Pauline Giddens Hankins. She was a graduate of Hart High School. She worked for Continental Telephone Company in Dimmitt and Dallas for many years. Sam moved to Hereford in 1973 from Dallas. She married T. H. Sossaman on May 12, 1973 in Dimmitt. She was owner of Sam’s Liquor Store in Hereford for many years and co-owner of Sossaman Trucking Company of Hereford. Her husband preceded her in death on March 3, 1999.

Sam is survived by one son, John Smith and wife Debra of Corsicana; one daughter, Brenda Busby and husband Brice of Hereford; two brothers, Ted Hankins and wife Betty of Hart; Jim Hankins and wife Glenda of Wellton, Ariz.; a special niece Paula Hankins of Dublin, Ga.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of many friends.

Family suggests memorial be to Samaritan Home and Health Hospice, 400 Ranger Drive, Hereford, Texas 79045 or charity of choice.

Arrangements by Hereford Heritage Funeral Home

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Juanita Sheppard
Feb 19, 1937 - Oct 14, 2006

Juanita Sheppard, 69, of Kerens passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Brother Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven.

Ms. Sheppard was born Feb. 19, 1937 in Kerens.

Survivors include her father, Merle Sheppard; brother-in-law Tommy Horn; nephew Michael Horn and wife Stephanie and their children Ashley, Tommy, Wade, Michaela, Skyler and Jalyn; and great-great-niece Cadence Bancroft.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Blanche (Vest) Smith-Morris

Blanche Smith Morris

Blanche Smith Morris, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with her grandson, Dennis Smith, officiating.

Pallbearers will be John Shadix Jr., Charles Smith Jr., Bryan Smith, Dennis Smith, Jeremy Almand and Brian Payne.

Blanche Smith Morris was born Jan. 18, 1917, the fifth child to A.M. and Estelle Minefee Vest of Navarro County. She was married to George Smith for 37 years and was a resident of Navarro County for 89 years. She was employed for more than 20 years at the Adams Hat Factory in Corsicana. Her husband, George Smith, a daughter Georgia Shadix and a grandchild, Sandra Gail, preceded her in death.

Survivors include sons Charles Smith and wife Faye, Carl Smith and Harvey Smith and wife Michelle, daughter Dorothy McMullan and husband Boyd, all of Arlington; son-in-law John Shadix Sr. of Cleburne; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Maxine Laverne Calame
Aug 4, 1948 - Oct 13, 2006

Maxine Laverne Calame, 58, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 in Dallas.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Randy Ayers officiating. Interment will follow at Tehuacana Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wes Calame, Matt Calame, Alan Calame, Charles Calame, Brian Shronk and Steve Shronk.

Mrs. Calame was born Aug. 4, 1948 in Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband, Stanley “Curly” Calame of Corsicana; sons Stan Calame of Richardson and Adam Calame of McKinney; daughter Christi Porter of Waxahachie; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister Sue Hinton of Houston; and brothers Sydney Perrett of Galveston and Marvin Perrett of Houston.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Maybell Fisher
May 14, 1926 - Oct 14, 2006

Maybell Fisher, 80, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Westside Baptist Church. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Westside Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Interment will follow in Pennington, Texas.

Mrs. Fisher was born May 14, 1926 in Pennington.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Huntsberger of Fort Worth; brothers Mack Dean Simpson of Spicewood and Paul T. Simpson of Latexo; sisters Marie Ellis of Houston and Sandra Kosiba of Houston; grandchildren W.A. and Terri Huntsberger of Burleson of Howard K. and Rhonda Huntsberger of Crowley; great-grandchildren David K. Huntsberger of Crowley, Jacob A. Huntsberger of Glendale, Ariz. Sean H. Huntsberger of Burleson, Kaitlyn Marie Huntsberger of Burleson and Jordan Ashley Huntsberger of Crowley; a number of nieces and nephews; step-daughter Shirley and David Reese of Alabama; and four step-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Anne Roberts Albritton
Jan 26, 1940 - Oct 12, 2006

Anne Roberts Albritton passed away Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006.

Anne, a lifetime student of music enjoyed the richness of teaching, composing and arranging music and musicals. She was the church organist and choir director at St. John’s Episcopal Church and Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana and Lakewood United Methodist Church in Dallas. Anne also accompanied The Turtle Creek Chorale and The Women’s Chorus of Dallas. For three years she was the assistant to the head of St. John’s Episcopal School in Dallas.

Born Jan. 26, 1940, in Amarillo, she later called Corsicana and Dallas home. Anne’s family includes Mrs. Margaret Roberts; Mike and Karen Albritton and their children Caleb, Ben and Matthew; John Albritton and Jennifer Garner; Julie Kelly and her daughter Maggie; Trigger Butler; Elaine Roberts; and Oliver and Helen Albritton.

Anne’s extended family includes the men, women and children of her neighborhood and the city of Dallas, throughout the state of Texas and all across the United States who listen, play and sing her music.

A celebration of Anne’s life and music, a service of worship and the Holy Eucharist will be held at 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 2443 Abrams Road, Dallas.

For 66 years Anne’s life and music filled our hearts and souls. Her music will stay alive with gifts made in her name to Lakewood United Methodist Church Organ Fund, The Turtle Creek Chorale, The Women’s Chorus of Dallas, and St. John’s Episcopal School.

Anne and her family give their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Anne’s friends, caregivers, nurses and physicians. “All of you have blessed my life with friendship, care and compassion.”

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Calvin Franklin
Sep 28, 1924 - Oct 12, 2006

Calvin Franklin, 82, of Kerens passed away Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Kerens with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Shane Henson, Casey Henson, Dick Henson, John Rasco, Larry Cottrell and Bill Stovall.

Mr. Franklin was born Sept. 28, 1924, in Kerens.

Survivors include his wife, Ozell Franklin of Kerens; son, Sammy Franklin of Mexia; daughters, Gayle Henson of Corsicana and Gay Rasco of Groesbeck; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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John Christopher "Chris" Webster
Jul 9, 1970 - Oct 22, 2006

Mr. John Christopher Webster, age 36, of Los Lunas, NM, died Sunday, October 22, 2006 He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He is survived his Daughter-Kristen Webster of Keansburg, NJ, Son-Zachary Webster of Arlington, TX, Mother & Step-Father-Kitty Webster & Winston Burkman of Fort Worth, TX, Father & Step Mother-Jack & Barbara Webster of Los Lunas, NM, Brother-David Webster of Arlington, TX, Grandparents-Dee & Kathleen Robinson of Hillsboro, TX, Uncle & Aunt-Johnny & Becki Robinson of Waxahachie, TX, and Numerous Cousins. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, October 26, 2006. Graveside Funeral services will be held at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery at 11:00 AM Friday, October 27, 2006, Rev. Ken Rogers officiating. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas.

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John Christopher ’Chris’ Webster

John Christopher “Chris” Webster, 36, of Los Lunas, N.M., passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2006, in New Mexico.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Rogers officiating.

Chris was born July 9, 1970, in Denton. He lived in Arlington with his family for several years, graduating from Arlington High School in 1989. Chris served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Detroit, and was a veteran of the Gulf War.

Survivors include his daughter, Kristen Webster of Keansburg, N.J.; son, Zachary Webster of Arlington; father and stepmother, Jack and Barbara Webster of Los Lunas, N.M.; mother and stepfather, Kitty Webster and Winston Burkman of Fort Worth; brother, David Webster of Arlington; grandparents, Dee and Kathleen Robinson of Hillsboro; uncle and aunt, Johnny and Becki Robinson of Waxahachie; and numerous cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Wilmer Dee Hodge
April 16, 1915 - October 21, 2006

WILMER D. HODGE

Mr. Wilmer D. Hodge, 91, of Corsicana passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2006 in Corsicana. He was born on April 16, 1915 in Sweetwater, Texas.
Mr. Hodge owned and operated Hodge Plumbing Company for over 30 years until his retirement. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church, and was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 23, 2006 at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Wayne Mahoney, Pat Githens, & B.F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Eureka cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nephews.

Mr. Hodge was preceded in death by his 1st Wife, Opal Hodge, Parents, Forrest & Eva Hodge, 3 Brothers and 3 Sisters.

He is survived by his Wife of 13 years, Geneva L. Hodge of Corsicana, TX., Son & Daughter-in-Law, Larry & Pam Hodge of Corsicana, TX., Grandsons & Wives, Brent & Erica Hodge & Bryan & Mandy Hodge, Great Grandsons, Brody Hodge & Dalton Hodge, and Great Granddaughter, Madison Hodge all of Corsicana, TX., Step-Son, Harry W. Hunt of Corsicana, TX., Step-Daughters, Betty Petettiette of Peoria, AZ & Linda Kalonowski of Phoenix, AZ., Brothers & Sister-in-Law, R.A. Hodge of Houston, TX., Scott Hodge of Dallas, TX, David Hodge of East Texas, and Billy & Barbara Hodge of Canton, TX., Sisters, Mary Lambert of Corsicana, TX., Mildred Whittaker of Cedar Creek, TX., and Dorothy Whittington of Cedar Creek, TX., Sister-in-Law, Norma Hodge of Arlington, TX., and numerous nieces & nephews.

Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the Westside Baptist Church, 1522 N. 24th Street, Corsicana, Texas.
 

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William E. Thomas
Jul 30, 1923 - Oct 20, 2006

Mr. William E. Thomas of Corsicana, passed away at Navarro Regional Hospital on October 20, 2006. He was born on July 30, 1923 to Rev. Charles Thomas and his Wife Anna Faye, in Prosper, Texas. He also served his country in the United States Navy during the second world war, in the Pacific Theater. He was awarded a commendation for gallantry for actions during a storm, in which he successfully navigated his landing craft, allowing his contingent of Marines to reach shore safely. . He was a sales representative for the Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Thomas was a long time member of First United Methodist Church in Corsicana, serving on the church board.
He is survived by his wife Sibyl Thomas of Corsicana, daughter and son-in-law Marilyn and Anthony D. Farmer of Livermore, California, daughter and son-in-law Carol and Clarence Shugart of Willis, sister Lorraine Spence of Dallas and his brother Rev. Kenneth Thomas, also of Dallas. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kirsten Banks, William Farmer, Matthew Farmer, Gwyn Shugart and Karrie Shugart.

A Graveside will be held at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas on Monday, October 23, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. A visitation will be at Corley Funeral Home on Sunday, October 22, 2006 from 6:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M.


Ina Mae (Cooke) Nash
Jan 23, 1916 - Oct 23, 2006

Ina M. Nash

Ina Mae Nash, 90, passed away late Sunday night, Oct. 23, 2006, at Heritage Oaks West Nursing Home in Corsicana. She was born Jan. 23, 1916, in Ellis County, the daughter of Benjamin F. and Una Deluah Slocum Cooke. She was reared in the Bethel and Boyce communities. On Nov. 25, 1936, she was married to Wesley Woodrow Nash. After their marriage they lived in Ellis County. She was a seamstress for Donovan-Galvani from 1962 to 1982. She was a member of the Bardwell Church of Christ. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She loved her grandchildren, sewing and enjoyed her family.

She is survived by her husband, Wesley; two sons and their wives, Donald and Mary Nash of Waxahachie and Gary and Sandra Nash of San Antonio; a daughter and her husband, Carol and Dr. Bobby Barham of Corsicana; three brothers, Ralph Cooke, Wendell Cooke and Billy Cooke; five sisters, Geneva Dyess, Frankie Lord, Mary Patman, LaRue Dyess and Betty Venable; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Hollis Cooke and Fred Cooke; and a sister, Phama Garritson.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Keever Chapel with Ferman Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at Myrtle Cemetery in Ennis.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at J.E. Keever Mortuary.

Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

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Theodore Brown "Ted" Spencer
Oct 12, 1932 - Oct 23, 2006

Ted B. Spencer

The Rev. Ted B. Spencer, age 74, died on Monday, Oct. 23, 2006 at Morningside Manor, where he was cared for during the last 10 years of his life.

Ted was born in Mexia to Charles Roy Spencer and Bessie Ollie Brown Spencer. He is survived by his wife, Pat Allen Spencer, of San Antonio; daughters, Tedi Spencer Elliott of Spring Branch, Jean Spencer Neesley of Arizona and son, Scott Allen Spencer of Houston; grandchildren, Katherine Irene Elliott, William Spencer Elliott, Sean Michael Neesley and Lindley Allen Callicoat Spencer.

Ted graduated from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and was first appointed to Eureka Methodist Church; then as Associate Minister at First Methodist, Corsicana, and founded Davis Memorial Methodist Church in North Richland Hills, Fort Worth. He served as Associate Minister for five years at the First United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi. Ted was Director of the Texas Mental Health Association and was instrumental in organizing and directing many programs for the MHMR Association.

A service celebrating Ted’s life will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, 1:30 p.m. at Windcrest United Methodist Church, 8101 Midcrown Drive, San Antonio. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove following a memorial service at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27, 2006 at Blooming Grove United Methodist Church.

The family is so grateful for the excellent care given to Ted by the devoted staff at Morningside Manor’s Alzheimer’s unit, for the 10 years he was there, and to the compassionate caregivers at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made in Ted’s memory to: Morningside Ministries, 700 Babcock Road, SAT, 78201 and/or VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 5430 Fredericksburg Road, SAT. 78229.

Arrangements by Funaerl Caring USA, San Antonio.

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Joe Ed "Buddy" Davis, Sr.

Joe Ed "Buddy" Davis, Sr., 81, of Mauriceville, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2006 in Groves, Texas. Graveside services with military honors were held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, October 22, 2006 in the Walton Cemetery in Lumberton. Born on August 6, 1925 in Corsicana, Texas to Clarence Lee and Marie (Maiden) Davis, Mr. Davis was a graduate of Dayton High School in Dayton, Texas where with his brother, he played on the High School Football Team. He was a longtime resident of Lumberton before moving to Mauriceville 16 years ago, he retired as a Rigger Foreman with the Mobil Oil Refinery in Beaumont and he was a veteran of the United States Army during World War II. Mr. Davis is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Wanda Walton Davis, his brother, Dan Davis, his sister, Nina Phillips, his daughter, Ida Marie Pittman and his son, Joe Ed Davis, Jr. He is survived by his daughter; Beverly Cart and her husband Robert "Bobby" of Mauriceville. Grandson, Shane Allen Cart and his wife Misty of Orange. Granddaughters, Stacy Marie Cart of Mauriceville and Kristi Lynne Cart of Nederland. Great-Grandchildren, Randolph Morgan and Aimee Morgan of Mauriceville and Hannah Cart of Orange. 8080 Hwy 87 N. Orange, TX 77632 (409)746-2161

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Eula Mae (Alston) Beaty
abt 1933 - Oct 13, 2006

MYRTLE BEACH | Eula Mae Beaty, 73, died Friday, October 13, 2006 following an illness.

Surviving are her husband, Woodrow Emerson Beaty; two sons, Johnny Alston and James Beaty; two daughters, Maxine Batie and Vanessa James; two stepchildren, Sara Beaty and Roger Myers; two adopted daughters, Janelle Brown and Chery Strickland; four sisters, Elizabeth Scott, Eva Greene, Betty Beaty and Lillian Stewart; four brothers, Cecil Sr., Levi, Willie and Freddy Alston; ten grandchildren; and four great-grands.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 3 p.m. from Gordon Chapel A.M.E. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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W. A. Jennings
May 18, 1930 - Jan 9, 2007

Jennings, W.A. "Bill"

W.A. "Bill" Jennings, 76, of Corsicana, passed away Jan. 9, 2007, at a local hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Dr., Waco. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Robinson Cemetery. Bill was born on May 18, 1930, in Downsville, Texas, to W.A and Jewell Alsup Jennings. He was married to Ruby Courtney on Nov. 3, 1953, in Lorena. He served in the US Navy from December 1955 to September 1957. He worked for International Paper Company from 1957 to 1974, and retired from Central Freight Lines in 1996. His CB handle was "Stump Jumper." He loved to fish and hunt, go camping, and spend time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Courtney Jennings; children, Garry Jennings and wife, Dorothy of Mesquite, Valarie "Shorty" Contreras and husband, Rene of Corsicana, and Chris Jennings and wife, Linda of Texarkana; grandchildren, April and Jason Jennings, Justise and Austin Contreras, and Tyler and Blake Jennings; great grandchild Aaron Jennings; brothers and sisters, Estelle Cleveland, Bob and wife, Merl Jennings, and Cindy and husband, Roy Cantrell; and numerous brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews, and cousins. May 18, 1930 - January 9, 2007

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W.A. ‘Bill’ Jennings - 01/11/07

W.A. “Bill” Jennings, 76, of Corsicana passed away Jan. 9, 2007, at a Waco hospital. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Drive, Waco. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Robinson Cemetery.

Bill was born on May 18, 1930, in Downsville to W.A. and Jewell Alsup Jennings. He was married to Ruby Courtney on Nov. 3, 1953, in Lorena. He served in the U.S. Navy from December 1955 to September 1957. He worked for International Paper Company from 1957 to 1974, and retired from Central Freight Lines in 1996. His CB handle was “stump jumper.” He loved to fish and hunt, go camping, and spend time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Courtney Jennings; children, Garry Jennings and wife Dorothy of Mesquite, Valarie “Shorty” Contreras and husband Rene of Corsicana, and Chris Jennings and wife Linda of Texarkana; grandchildren, April and Jason Jennings, Justise and Austin Contreras, and Tyler and Blake Jennings; great-grandchild, Aaron Jennings; brothers and sisters, Estelle Cleveland, Bob and wife Merl Jennings, and Cindy and husband Roy Cantrell; and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Pecan Grove Funeral Home

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