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Vera Katherine (Belt) Kilgore
May 12, 1923 - Jan 9, 2007

Vera Katherine Kilgore

Vera Katherine Kilgore (nee Belt), age 83, died on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living Community in Prairie Village, Kan. Graveside services and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Mount Moriah Cemetery, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Mo. Friends may call for visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kan. Memorial contributions should be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Born in Corsicana on May 12, 1923, Vera Katherine attended The University of Texas in Austin after graduating from Corsicana High School [1940]. In 1942 she married Edward E. Kilgore, in B-17 flight training at Ellington Field, Texas. After World War II, the Kilgores moved to Kansas City after Edward was recruited as a commercial airline pilot by fledgling Trans World Airlines.

A rich and varied airline career — interrupted briefly by a stint in the Tactical Air Command — led the Kilgores and their growing family on a odyssey that included residence in Boston, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Long Island, New York, and finally Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as the result of a Boeing/TWA/State Department deal that sent senior TWA training staff to Saudi Arabia to instruct Saudi Arabian Airlines pilots in flying the airline’s new 727 Boeing jets. The family remained in Saudi Arabia for two years afterward as Ed Kilgore accepted a temporary assignment as general manager of Saudi Arabian Airlines.

Kay Kilgore was a veteran lifelong traveler, exploring Asia, North Africa, the Middle East, Europe and nearly every nook and cranny of North America.

The family returned permanently to the Kansas City area in 1964, as Ed occupied a senior position in TWA’s 747 training program. After Ed’s death in 1973, “VK” maintained residence for many years in Overland Park.

Among other accomplishments, Kay Kilgore was an avid world-class bridge player, a Life Master. She was also a longtime member of Leawood United Methodist Church.

She is survived by Robert Edward Kilgore of Kansas City, Mo., John Raymond Kilgore of Phoenix, Ariz., Susan Elaine Durrie of Olathe, Kan., five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Overland Park Chapel, Overland Park, Kan.


Herbert Doyle Walker
Aug 30, 1921 - Jan 10, 2007
 

Herbert Doyle Walker, 85, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, at his residence.

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

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim Anderson, the Rev. Benny Mize and the Rev. Mark Munson officiating. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Chapel Cemetery in Freestone County.

Pallbearers will be Carl Dean Shields, Emmett Walker, Nathaniel Neal and Danny Neal. Honorary pallbearers will be Franklin Neal and Richard Gonzales.

Mr. Walker was born Aug. 30, 1921, in Farrar. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Donie and at Second Avenue Baptist Church in Corsicana. He served in the Atlantic and European Theater in World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Levia Walker; brothers, William Walker, Dee Walker, Vernon Walker, Junior Walker and Jimmy Lee Walker; and sisters, Mabre Burton, Eunice Shamblin, Juanita Alewine and Laverne Jackson.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Walker of Corsicana; son, Jimmy D. Walker of Corsicana; daughter, Suzanne W. Neal of Germantown, Md.; sister, Lois Miller of Rayburn; brother and sister-in-law, Charles D. and Wanda Walker of Houston; granddaughters, Shannon D. Walker of Spring, Robyn C. Neal of Frederick, Md., and Rebecca E. Neal of San Marcos; grandsons, Emmett D. Walker of Pinellas Park, Fla., and Nathaniel R. Neal of Alexandria, Va.; special brother, Carl Dean Shields of Teague; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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HERBERT DOYLE WALKER
Aug 30, 1921 - Jan 10, 2007

Mr. Herbert Doyle Walker, age 85, of Corsicana, Texas, went to be with the Lord on the morning of Wednesday, January 10, 2007. He was devoted to Frances, his wife of 57 years, and was a beloved father, grandfather and son.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, January 12th, 2007 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 13th, 2007 at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim Anderson and Rev. Benny Mize officiating. Family will be joining together for a luncheon at the Second Avenue Baptist Church in Corsicana immediately following the funeral service. Interment will be at 3:30 P.M. Saturday at Wilson Chapel Cemetery in Freestone County, led by Rev. Benny Mize and Rev. Mark Munson. Refreshments and Fellowship at the First Baptist Church in Donie, Texas will follow the Graveside Service for friends and family.

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Herbert Doyle Walker

Herbert Doyle Walker, 85, of Corsicana, died Wednesday, January 10, 2007, at his residence. He was born August 30, 1921, in Farrar (Limestone County).

Mr. Walker, a retired Machine Operator at a paper mill, served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Donie, and the Second Avenue Baptist Church of Corsicana. During WWII he served in the Atlantic and European Theaters.

Visitation is scheduled for Friday night from 6 until 8 o’clock at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. A video tribute to Herbert Doyle Walker may be viewed on the internet by going to Corley’s website, www.corleyfuneralhome.com. Select the proper obituary and click on the Video Memorials link. There is also an online guest book for your use.

Funeral services for Mr. Walker will be Saturday morning, January 13, 2007, at 11 o’clock in Corley Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Rev. Jim Anderson, the Rev. Benny Mize and the Rev. Mark Munson. Graveside services will be Saturday afternoon at 3:30 in Wilson Chapel Cemetery (Freestone County).

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Frances Walker of Corsicana; a son, Jimmy D. Walker of Corsicana; a daughter, Suzanne W. Neal of Germantown, Maryland; a sister, Lois Miller of Rayburn; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles D. and Wanda Walker of Houston; three granddaughters - Shannon D. Walker of Spring, Robyn C. Neal of Frederick, Maryland, and Rebecca E. Neal of San Marcos; two grandsons - Emmett D. Walker of Pinellas Park, Florida, and Nathaniel R. Neal of Alexandria, Virginia; a special brother, Carl Dean Shields of Teague; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Walker was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Levia Walker; by five brothers, William Walker, Dee Walker, Vernon Walker, Junior Walker and Jimmy Lee Walker; and by four sisters - Mabre Burton, Eunice Shamblin, Juanita Alewine and Laverne Jackson.

Pallbearers are Carl Dean Shields, Emmett Walker, Nathaniel Neal and Danny Neal. Honorary pallbearers are Franklin Neal and Richard Gonzales.

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E.L. Manire Jr.
July 7, 1914 - Jan 9, 2007

Ernest Lawrence Manire Jr., 92, a retired banker, passed from this life Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Mount Olivet Funeral Home, 2301 N. Sylvania Ave., Fort Worth.

Funeral service will be 11:30 a.m. Friday in Mount Olivet Chapel. Burial will be held Mount Olivet Cemetery.

E.L. was born July 7, 1914, in Roanoke, the first son of Ernest Lawrence and Zera Ballew Manire. After briefly attending what is now the University of North Texas, Ernest left school to help support his family during the Great Depression. He joined Continental National Bank of Fort Worth in 1938, and began his career as a banker which ended upon his retirement as vice chairman of Republic Bank Ridglea on Jan. 1, 1980. He was a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University, the Indiana University Graduate Bankers program where he was also an instructor, and Harvard University Senior Bank Officer’s Seminar, where he was also an instructor and discussion leader.

Mr. Manire was a past president of the American Institute of Banking, Fort Worth Chapter, and a member of the Robert Morris Association, a professional credit organization within the banking industry. He was a past president of the Ridglea Business and Professional Association, and was instrumental in the very successful “Ridglea has Everything” campaign that helped make the Ridglea Shopping Center Fort Worth’s first successful suburban shopping center. As a result of his work toward making the Ridglea commercial community a success, he was named Mr. Ridglea in 1961. He also served the community as a member of the board of directors of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Worth Public Library Board.

Upon retirement from his chosen profession in 1980, he and his wife, Marie, relocated to a family farm in Navarro County which he developed under the name Hamilton Acres. He served several terms as the mayor of Mildred and also as president of the MEN Water Supply in Navarro County. He was chairman of the Navarro County Planning and Zoning Commission and was also chairman of the Richland-Chambers Creek Planning and Zoning Commission, as well as the Navarro County Tax Equalization Board, and was a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.

He was preceded in death by his son, Larry; two sisters; and a brother.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Marie Hamilton Manire; son, John Manire, both of Fort Worth; daughters-in-law, Bobbye Manire of Bedford and Jan Manire of Fort Worth; grandsons, Kirk Manire and wife, Misty, of Atlanta, Ga., and Keith Manire of Fort Worth; and two great-grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Handley-Meadowbrook Christian Church, 6020 Meadowbrook, Fort Worth, Texas 76112.

Arrangements by Mount Olivet Funeral Home, Fort Worth.

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Rosie Bell Sylvania (French) Young
Oct 31, 1927 - Jan 10, 2007

Rosie Bell Sylvania Young

Rosie Bell Sylvania Young, 79, born Oct. 31, 1927, in Canton went to be with our Lord on Jan. 10, 2007. She was a wonderful Christian woman and very dedicated wife and loving mother.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Alice and John French; a daughter, Baby Young; and a grandson, Justin Ray Young; five sisters and one brother.

She is survived by her husband, J.D. Young of Corsicana; three daughters, Brenda and Michael Boulware of Mildred, Barbara and Tommy Bryant of Corsicana and Doris and Jimmy Abbie of Kerens; three sons, Jimmy and Kathy Young of Mildred, Marvin and Traci Young of Mildred and Kenneth and Susie Young of Dew; 10 grandchildren, April Collins, Laurinda Abbie, Alice Dobbs, Billy Bryant, Jody Abbie, Jessica Young, Cody Young, Rosie Lea Young, Kalli Young and Emily Young; six great-grandchildren, Lathan, Brooklan, Kadyn, Bailey, Kaydee and Chloie; two brothers, Hubert and Mary French and Roy and Carolyn French; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She attended Calvary Worship Center. The angels came and escorted another angel home. We will miss our mother, but know we will meet again.

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

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Providence Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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ROSIE BELL SYLVANIA YOUNG
Oct 31, 1927 - Jan 10, 2007

Mrs. Rosie Bell Sylvania Young, 79, of Corsicana went to be with our Lord on January 10, 1927. She was born on October 31, 1927 in Canton, Texas.

She was a homemaker. She was a wonderful Christain women and a very dedicated wife and loving mother. She attended Calvary Worship Center. The angels came and escorted another angel home. We will miss our Mother, but know we will meet her again.

Visitation wil be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m on Friday, January 12, 2007 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2007 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Providence Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Young, Marvin Young, Kenneth Young, Billy Bryant, Coty Young, and Jody Abbie.

Mrs. Young was preceded in death by her Parents, John & Alice French, Daughter, Baby Young, Grandson, Justin Ray Young, Five Sisters, and One Brother.

She is survived by her Husband, J.D. Young of Corsicana, TX., Daughters & Sons-in-Law, Brenda & Michael Bowlware of Mildred, TX., Barbara & Tommy Bryant of Corsicana, TX., & Doris & Jimmy Abbie of Kerens, TX., Sons & Daughters-in-Law, Jimmy & Kathy Young of Mildred, TX., Marvin & Traci Young of Mildred, TX., and Kenneth & Susie Young of Dew, TX., Grandchildren, April Collins, Laurinda Abbie, Alice Dobbs, Billy Bryant, Jody Abbie, Jessica Young, Cody Young, Rosie Lea Young, Kalli Young, and Emily Young. Great Grandchildren, Lathan, Brooklyn, Kadyn, Bailey, Kaydee, and Chloie., Brothers & Sisters-in-Law, Hubert & Mary French & Roy & Carolyn French of Corsicana, TX., and numerous Nieces & Nephews.


Jack A. Burke
May 21, 1928 - Jan 6, 2007

Jack A. Burke, 78, died Jan. 6, 2007, in Dallas, following an extended battle with cancer. He was born May 21, 1928, in Cisco, Texas, and grew up in Corsicana.

A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church of Mabank, with the Dr. Ron Holloman officiating.

He is survived by his wife, Pam Burke of Mabank; two daughters, Susan Wills Burke of Amarillo and Kathryn Burke Zack and husband Peter Zack of Corsicana; two stepdaughters and their husbands, Melissa and Britton Haldeman of Dallas, and Bonnie and John Karstedt of Round Top; stepson John Wood and wife Denise of Wills Point; grandchildren, Tom and Burke Zack of Corsicana, Lauren Haldeman of Dallas and Madelyn Karstedt of Round Top; and many personal and professional friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Isabel and J. Afton Burke of Corsicana; and first wife Helen Wills Burke of Dallas.

Arrangements by Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of their choice, or The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486.

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Loleet (Moore) Caraway
Oct 31, 1913 - Jan 8, 2007

Loleet Moore Caraway, 93, of Kerens passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2007. Mrs. Caraway was born Oct. 31, 1913, in Stockdale and was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Caraway on Feb. 7, 1993; her parents, John and Mamie Moore; a brother, Kyle Moore; and sisters, Evelyn Caraway and Ola Ruth Moore.

She is survived by a daughter, Gail Smith and husband Norman of Kerens; a son, Justin Caraway and wife Wanda of New Caney; grandchildren, David Caraway, Gary Smith and Brian Smith; and great-grandchildren, Christine Caraway, Caitlin Caraway, Justin David Caraway, Adelyn Smith, Garrett Smith and Jesse Thomas Smith.

Visitation and viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Finch Funeral Chapel, 400 S. Fourth St., Stockdale.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Finch Funeral Chapel with Jimmy Glenn officiating. Interment will follow at Stockdale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.

Arrangements by Finch Funeral Chapel, Stockdale.

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Almeda Rhodes Smith
abt 1916 - Jan 7, 2007

Almeda Rhodes Smith, 91, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, in Corsicana. Services are pending with M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Services for Almeda Rhodes Smith, 91, of Los Angeles, Calif., and formerly of Neches, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Evans Spring Baptist Church in Neches with the Rev. George Pryor officiating. Burial will follow at Dabbs-Evans Spring Cemetery under the direction of M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals in Corsicana.

Mrs. Smith died Sunday in Corsicana.

The body will lie in state from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday prior to the funeral.

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  • Palestine Herald-Press - Jan 11, 2007

Roger Dell Carr
abt 1949 - Jan 4, 2007

Roger Dell Carr, 58, of Barry passed away Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at That Church, with the Rev. Jessie L. Smith officiating. Interment followed at Williams Carr Family Memorial Site in Barry. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Etta Rea Dunbar
abt 1918 - Jan 7, 2007

Etta Rea Dunbar, 89, of Duncanville, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007 in Lancaster. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Forest Avenue Baptist Church, 2502 Martin Luther King Blvd., Dallas, with Pastor Kalvin Burkley officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Ella (McMichael) Thompson-Lott
Jun 20, 1927 - Jan 6, 2007

Ella Thompson Lott

Ella Thompson Lott went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on the morning of Jan. 6, 2007, surrounded by her loving family. Ella was born in Corsicana on June 20, 1927 to Albert and Susie McMichael. While living in Corsicana, she graduated salutatorian of her class at Corsicana High School. She was a caseworker for the Corsicana State Home for more than 20 years.

In 1975, Ella and her first husband, Bob Thompson, moved to Fairfield, where they owned and operated Thompson Water Company. In 1994, Ella lost her husband, Bob, and her son Larry Dan Thompson. Then, in 1996, she married the second love of her life, James David Lott. She continued to be active in the First United Methodist Church of Fairfield and enjoyed playing numerous rounds of golf with her husband and dear friends. Ella and David also enjoyed traveling and playing bridge together. She and David spent 10 wonderful years together; she called David “her time to dance.” She was a very special person who touched the hearts of everyone that she met.

She is survived by her husband, J. David Lott; son and daughter-in-law, Ron Thompson and Kathy Reed; daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Johnny Horton; stepson and wife Jim and Dalene Lott; stepdaughter and husband Brian and D’lynn Butler; sister and brother-in-law Susie and Morton Belvin; granddaughters Betsy Storm, Robin and Gary Hill, Shari and Clayton Harris, Holli and Ross McNeill, Lisa and Joey White, Misti and Jason Gryder, Rachel Butler and Leslie Butler; grandsons Scott Horton, Blake Lott, Josh Butler and Christian Butler; and great-grandchildren Megan Lee, Keith Leerskov, Ryan Leerskov, Cole Harris, Cate Harris, Zachary McNeill, Allison McNeill, Travis Myers, Caden White, Carson White, Corben White and Garrett Hill.

Mrs. Lott was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, William Robert “Bob” Thompson; son Larry Dan Thompson; grandson Chris Thompson; and her brother, Albert McDaniel.

Funeral services will be held a 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Fairfield with the Rev. Wayne Flowers officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Fairfield Cemetery.

Should friends desire, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church Capital Building Fund or the charity of their choice.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel, Fairfield.

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Ricky Cheek
Nov 14, 1954 - Jan 7, 2007
 

Ricky Cheek - 01/09/07

Ricky Cheek, age 52, of Rice passed away on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, in Rice. He was born on Nov. 14, 1954, in Ennis, to Kermit and Bobbie Cheek.

He is survived by his mother, Bobbie Nell Cheek; brothers, Jack and his wife Diane, Larry and his wife Dorothy, Dale, Monte and his wife Amy; sisters, Sharon Haden and her husband Doug, and Misty Richardson, all of Rice; grandmother, Orine “Granny” Raney of Ennis; aunt, Larue Jenkins of Palmer; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Ricky was preceded in death by his father, Kermit Cheek; sister, Deborah Luan Cheek; brother, David Cheek; and grandparents, Bill and Lurena Cheek, Argie Raney, and Fred Shelton.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, in the chapel of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis with Pastor Ray Raney officiating. Interment will follow in Myrtle Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. today at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 800 S. Kaufman St., Ennis.

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

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Frances Etta (Grossman) Gappelberg
Dec 4, 1925 - Jan 4, 2007
 

Frances Etta Gappelberg

Frances Etta Gappelberg, 81, of Dallas peacefully and suddenly left this life on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest Highway Chapel, 7405 W. Northwest Hwy., Dallas, with Rabbi William Gershon officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

She was born Frances Grossman, the only child of Eli and Bessie Grossman on Dec. 4, 1925 in Corsicana. She graduated from Corsicana High School and Draughn’s Business College. In 1944 she met and married Gus Gappelberg of Dallas beginning a devoted marital union which endured for 59 years and 11 months before her husband’s death in 2003.

Frances raised 2 children, Rodney Gappelberg of Dallas and Lynda Montgomery Wilson of Gilbert, Ariz. She took the greatest pride and joy in her grandchildren, Molly and Allison Gappelberg, and Ryan and Grant Montgomery. She also displayed great affection and regard for her daughter-in-law, Sharon Gappelberg.

Early in her marriage, Frances worked as a bookkeeper, but she soon ceased outside employment to pursue her true avocation, that of a devoted wife and mother. She was active in many service and social organizations in Corsicana and served her synagogue in many roles. She was a lifetime member of Hadassah. She was always there for her children’s needs, assisting in their pursuits and life experiences.

When her health and that of Gus deteriorated in the early 1990’s, they moved to Dallas to be near their children and other family. She much enjoyed attending the Couples Club events at Temple Emanu-El. She was a skilled player of both bridge and mah-jong, the last a game she enjoyed playing until her last day of life. She had the determination and good fortune to recover from a rare and deadly brain infection she suffered in 1994. Given a new beginning of life following her illness, she adapted well to her new home in Dallas, easily making new friends she cherished. She selflessly devoted herself to the care of her loving husband as his health declined. She spent many an hour and night in the hospital comforting him as he fought several infirmities.

Following Gus’ death she relocated to Towne Village North where she again adapted well to new surroundings and became close with a circle of new friends in a caring community atmosphere. Her family would like to recognize and extend their gratitude to her long term caregiver and companion, Loudessa Grandison for her attention and devotion.

Lastly Frances leaves her love to her faithful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Tiffany, who provided loyalty, affection and served as an anchor of comfort and support while she endured the vicissitudes of loss and infirmity. Her loving and gentle soul will be sorely missed by all who knew her and loved her.

Arrangements by Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas.

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Clyde Allen Baker
abt 1942 - Jan 9, 2007

Clyde Allen Baker, 65, of Burleson passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, in a Fort Worth hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Terry Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.


Robert Sidney Boyd 
Jun 20, 1921 - Jan 6, 2007

Mr. Robert Sidney Boyd, age 85, of Corsicana, Texas, died Saturday, January 6, 2007, at Claystone Manor in Ennis, Texas. He was the son of the late George Washington Boyd and the late Mary Ella Whitfield Boyd.
He is survived by his; Niece-Ruby Boyd of Blooming Grove, TX, Niece-Maggie Boyd Stone of Blooming Grove, TX, Nephew-Billy George Boyd of Blooming Grove, TX, He was preceded in death by his; Father-George Washington Boyd, Mother-Mary Ella Whitfield Boyd, Brother-George James Boyd, & Sister-in-Law-Vivian Bogan Boyd.

Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Monday, January 8, 2007. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 9, 2007, Father Danilo Ramos & Rev. Darren Heil officiating. Interment will be at Boyd Family Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas. Pallbearers will be Gary Price, Ralph Dozier, Don McGraw, Darren Heil, and James Chapman.


Jeff Davis Hardin
Mar 12, 1938 - Jan 10, 2007

Mr. Jeff Davis Hardin, 68 passed away January 10, 2007 in Corsicana Texas. Mr. Hardin was born March 12, 1938 in Stephenville Texas to James Oliver and Linnie Ella Hardin. Memorial service will be held Wednesday January 17, 2007 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Patsy Ruth Smith
Jul 1, 1928 - Jan 12, 2007

Mrs. Patsy Ruth Smith, age 78, of Houston, Texas, died Friday, January 12, 2007, in Houston, Texas .
She is survived by her 2 Sons, Wade Smith of Houston, Texas and Danna Smith of Houston, Texas and 5 Grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at Oakwood Cemetery at 2:00 PM Sunday, January 14, 2007 , Dr. Robert M. Young officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas .


Hugh Clinton Arnett
Nov 1, 1938 - May 13, 1940

HUGH ARNETT BURIED AT CRYER CREEK

Funeral services for Hugh Clinton Arnett, aged 18 months, who died in the P&S Hospital at Corsicana Monday, was held at the Calvary Baptist Church in Corsicana at 10 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. C.F. Griffin in charge. Interment was in the Cryer Creek Cemetery.

He is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Arnett, Corsicana; one brother Robert Earl and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.T.  Arnett and Mr. and Mrs Hart of Corsicana.

The McCormick Funeral service was in charge of arrangements.

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  • Blooming Grove Rustler from Friday, May 17, 1940
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

 

LITTLE BOY DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL; IS BURIED CRYER CREEK
BLOOMING GROVE, May 14—(Spl.)—Hugh Clinton Arnett, 18 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Arnett, 610 East Eleventh avenue, Corsicana, died at the P. and S.
hospital Monday morning.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Calvary Baptist church in Corsicana with burial in the Cryer Creek cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. F. Griffin, pastor of the church.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Robert Earl Arnett, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Phillip Dunn, LeWard Garvin, Clinton Roe and Collins Massey.

McCormick Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

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Jo Evelyn (Berry) Savage

Jo Evelyn Berry Savage, 94, of Hubbard passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, at a Hubbard nursing center. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Tim Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tom Eskind, Patrick McCown, Michael McCown, Brian Galbraith, Ryan Savage, Todd Savage and Lance Gremillion.

Mrs. Savage was born Oct. 15, 1912, to Joe and Mattie (Stroud) Berry of the Dawson community. She was a lifetime resident of the Dawson and Hubbard area and married Bates Savage in 1942. Mrs. Savage was a member of First United Methodist Church of Hubbard.

This lovely lady will be greatly missed by family and friends but her altruistic values will live forever.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2001. 

Surviving Mrs. Savage are her daughter, Evelyn Sue Savage Leathers, and son-in-law, Ronnie Lee Leathers, of Hubbard; two granddaughters, Rhonda Leathers Kennard and husband John B. Kennard of Hubbard and Wendy Leann Leathers Davis and husband Martin Davis of Tyler; and two great-granddaughters, Katelyn Marie Kennard of Hubbard and Emma Jean Davis of Tyler.

Memorials may be made to the Dawson Cemetery or to the donor’s choice.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Thomas H. French
Oct 14, 1936 - Jan 15, 2007

Memorial services with full military honors for Thomas H. French, age 70, of Henderson, formerly of Kerens, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Henderson with military chaplain Tony Ciomperlick officiating.

Mr. French passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, at his residence.

Thomas H. French was born Oct. 14, 1936, in Blue Ash, Ohio. He had been a resident of the Henderson area since 1995. He retired from the United States Air Force on March 31, 1980, after 20 years as a master sergeant. He was an electronic instructor to Royal Saudi Naval Forces. He was a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics. He was a lifetime member of the Non Commissioned Officers Association. He was a member of the Trinidad VFW.

Mr. French is survived by his wife, Connie French of Henderson; sons, Alan French of Biloxi, Miss., and Charles Boyte of Troup; daughters, Annice Kessler of Suffolk, Va., and Tandy Powell of Waco; brother, Bob French of Boyce, La.; and sister, Jane Goff of Boyce, La. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Rader Funeral Home, Henderson.

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Jimmie D. Capehart
Jul 26, 1924 - Jan 17, 2007

The Rev. Jimmie D. Capehart, 82, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mike Howell and the Rev. Keith Berry officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born July 26, 1924, in Corsicana. Brother Capehart was currently serving as pastor of First Assembly of God Church in Dawson. He had previously served as pastor in Sachse for 18 years and Kerens for 10 years. He had served on the Corsicana Sectional Committee of the Assemblies of God in the North Texas District. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army as a medic during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Capehart; six brothers and one sister.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, the Rev. Margaret Louise Capehart of Corsicana; daughter, Dr. Cheryl Capehart of Palestine; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmie David and Karen Capehart of Denton; granddaughters, Amber Cherece Rynerson and husband Paul of Dallas, Heather Johanne Goodall and husband Andrew of Richardson, and Patricia Sophia Lyons and Lauren Ashley Capehart, both of Denton; great-granddaughters, Hannah Noel Rynerson of Dallas, Johanne Alexa Goodall of Richardson and Gabrielle Sophia Lyons of Denton; great-grandson, Alexander James Goodall of Richardson; sisters, Hazel Ruth Capehart and Cleo Herndon, both of Corsicana; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God Building Fund, P.O. Box 280, Dawson, TX 76639; or a charity of choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Maxine (Sunkel) Carroll
Jun 20, 1922 - Jan 15, 2007

Maxine Sunkel Carroll, 84, peacefully passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, in Dallas, after a lengthy courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at St. John’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Edward Monk officiating. Entombment will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Maxine was born June 20, 1922, in Tulare, Calif., to Carolyn Rosenfeld Sunkel and Walter William Sunkel. She grew up in California but came to Texas when she married the one love of her life, Dr. J.D. Carroll, on Jan. 31, 1947, two years to the day after he was freed as a German POW during World War II. J.D. always said his heart was “recaptured” that day, a love that would last 60 years. Maxine was an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, where she served as altar guild directress and on the vestry. Additionally, she was involved in many community volunteer activities. Maxine especially loved Aggie football games and was a loyal supporter of Texas A&M University, alma mater of her husband and daughters.

In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by her daughters, “The Three C’s,” Carla Carroll Thomas, Candace Carroll Grady and Courtney Corinne Carroll, all of Dallas; her sons-in-law, Dr. Robert Thomas and Douglas S. Grady; her grandson, Zachary W. Thomas; her sisters, Margery S. Brown of Los Gatos, Calif., and Carol S. Auslen of Lake Tahoe, Nev.; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dr. Ray Dean and Lula Carroll, Rudy and Billie Carroll, all of Corsicana, Frances Holdeman of Mansfield, Lorraine Carroll of Blooming Grove; and many nieces and nephews from Texas, California and Nevada.

The family is forever grateful for the loving care given her by her faithful companions, Coretta Davis, Jannie Scott, Kim Davis, Ella Hardman and the late Karen Gipson, as well as the staff of Signature Pointe on the Lake in Dallas. In addition, the family wishes to thank Ellen Levene of Corsicana.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials are made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. John’s Episcopal Church of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Maxine Carroll
Maxine Sunkel Carroll peacefully passed away after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's Disease on Monday, January 15, 2007 in Dallas, Texas at the age of 84 years. She was born on June 20, 1922 in Tulare, California to Carolyn Rosenfeld Sunkel and Walter William Sunkel.

Maxine grew up in California but came to Texas when she married the one love of her life, Dr. J.D. Carroll, on January 31, 1947, two years to the day after he was freed as a German POW during World War II. J.D. always said his heart was "recaptured" that day, a love that would last 60 years. She was an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church, where she served as Altar Guild Directress and on the vestry. Additionally she was involved in many community volunteer activities. Maxine especially loved Aggie football games and was a loyal supporter of Texas A&M University, alma mater of her husband and daughters.

Survivors include her husband Dr. J.D. Carroll, her daughters, "the three C's" Carla Carroll Thomas, Candace Carroll Grady, and Courtney Corinne Carroll, all of Dallas. Sons-in-law: Dr. Robert Thomas and Douglas S. Grady. Grandson Zachary W. Thomas. Sisters: Margery S. Brown of Los Gatos, CA., and Carol S. Auslen of Lake Tahoe, NV. Her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Dr. Ray Dean and Lula Carroll, Rudy and Billie Carroll, all of Corsicana, Frances Holdeman of Mansfield, Lorraine Carroll of Blooming Grove and many nieces and nephews from Texas, California, and Nevada.

Her family is forever grateful for the loving care given her by her faithful companions: Coretta Davis, Jannie Scott, Kim Davis, Ella Hardman, and the late Karen Gipson, as well as the staff at Signature Pointe on the Lake, Dallas, Texas. In addition the family wishes to thank Ellen Levene of Corsicana.

A memorial service will be held Friday, January, 19, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church with Father Edward Monk officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Association or St. John's Episcopal Church, Corsicana.


Dustin Smothermon
Feb 24, 1983 - Jan 13, 2007

Dustin Smothermon, 23, passed away Jan. 13, 2007. He was born on Feb. 24, 1983 in Fort Worth.

Dustin was a treasure in our lives and he will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed in knowing him. He made us laugh and taught us to forge ahead through difficulty. He never gave up. Dustin was a proud waiter at Gilberto’s Mexican Restaurant in Fairfield and did various construction jobs on the side.

He operated his own flooring business in Austin. He will always be in our thoughts, we love you Dustin.

Services are slated for 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Otis Long officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Franklin Platt, Jordan Hunt, Stephen Platt, Terry Hanna, Robert List, William Westmoreland, Mark Reiter and Kenn Watson.

He was preceded in death by his father Stephen Ray Smothermon of Corsicana and grandfather Donald Wesley Smothermon Sr.

He is survived by his mother Nancy Johnson of Mildred; sisters Erica Smothermon and Kayli Smothermon; stepfather David Johnson of Mexia; two stepbrothers Justin Johnson and Christopher Johnson also of Mexia; paternal grandmother Marylou Smothermon of Grapevine; maternal grandfather and grandmother Otis and Beverly Long; two nephews Joshua and Xzavier; nine aunts and uncles and 25 cousins.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mary M. Toms
Nov 3, 1944 - Jan 14, 2007

Mrs. Mary M. Toms, 62, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007 in Corsicana.

Visitation and Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lee Guillen, Phillip Martinez, Lewis Moreno, Paul Moreno, Fred Guillen and Adam Guillen.

Mary held dearest to her heart her husband of 29 years, Donnie; her grandchildren Hagen and Peyton; and her faithful dog Beau. Mary had much love and generosity to share with the world. She worked for 38 years as a pharmacy technician at Navarro Regional Hospital. Her greatest enjoyment came from giving to her community and to others. She was an active member of the Oak Valley Board of Aldermen and co-president of Oak Valley Crime Watch. She was also an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Alter Society, and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. Mary’s kindness and compassion has touched the lives of many people, and she will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Bessie Moreno.

Survivors include her husband, Donnie Toms of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law Amanda and Greg Motley of Corsicana; daughter, Meesha Toms of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law Paul and Maria Moreno of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law Lewis and Belinda Moreno of Corsicana; sister and brother-in-law Beatrice and Joe Rosas of Arlington; grandson, Hagen Holloway of Corsicana; granddaughter, Peyton Briggs of Corsicana; mother-in-law Cathryn Hightower of Corsicana; father-in-law, Lee Toms of Corsicana; nephews, Chris Rosas of Arlington, Martin Rosas of McKinney and Devin Moreno of Corsicana; nieces Paula Moreno of Dallas, Margaret Moreno of Corsicana, and Delaney Moreno of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jerry Leo Callaway
Oct 3, 1933 - Jan 14, 2007

Jerry Leo Callaway, 73, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007 at his home.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Charles Wallace of Hubbard presiding. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charles Southard, Jack Lewis, Bryan Mitchell, Mark Callaway, Richie Price, Greg Price, Gary Callaway and James Edward Coslett.

He was born Oct. 3, 1933 in Angus. He was a member of the Shriner Lodge #1182 and served in the United States Army, serving in the Korean War. He attended Texas A&M University.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Roland Callaway and Dora Ozella Crumbley Callaway, and brothers Pierce Callaway and L. G. Callaway.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Callaway; son, Curtis Dean Callaway and Tonia of Southlake; stepchildren, Richie Price, Greg Price and Jimmy Price, all of Corsicana, Pat Pullin of Dawson, and Kathy Smith of Little Rock, Ark.; sisters, Zoe Ann and husband Byron Branch of Fort Smith, Ark., Jane and husband Jim Rice of Riverside, Calif., and Theodus and husband Lloyd Adams of Memphis, Tenn.; grandchild, Braden Callaway; eight step-grandchildren, Kristy Jordan, Mandy Smith, Lacy Price, Rusty Price, Emalee Price, Maycee Price, Stephanie Pullin and Brittany Pullin.

Arrangements by Griffin Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jim Morris
Nov 30, 1947 - Jan 13, 2007

Jim Morris, 59, of Cartersville, Ga., died, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007.

Mr. Morris was born on Nov. 30, 1947 in Navarro County, the son of Lola Maurice Holt Morris and the late Jimmy Ralph Morris. He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served during Vietnam, was employed at Kennesaw Transportation and was a member of Sam Jones United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Morris of Cartersville, Ga.; sons, Joshua W. Morris of Washington, Morgan A. Morris and Scotty Morris of Cartersville, Ga., James Christopher Morris of Fort Worth; his mother, Maurice Morris; mother-in-law, Ellen J. Adair; sister and brother-in-law, Robbie and Tommy Williams, all of Corsicana; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mark and Jackie Cunningham of Glen Rose; niece and nephew, Amy Roby and Jacob Williams.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. today at Sam Jones United Methodist Church with Dr. Bill Birch and Rev. Martha Fielden officiating.

A private family graveside will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sam Jones United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Arrangements by Owen Funeral Home Cartersville, Ga.

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Michael "Mike" Andreottola
Oct 12, 1938 - Jan 16, 2007)
 

Mr. Michael "Mike" Andreottola, age 68, of Corsicana, Texas, died Tuesday, January 16, 2007, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana, Texas.
He is survived by his Daughter-Gabriella Andreottla of Corsicana, Texas,

Arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas.

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Mr. Michael "Mike" Andreottola, age 68, of Corsicana, Texas, died Tuesday, January 16, 2007, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana, Texas. He was born on October 12, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey.
He is survived by his Daughter-Gabriella Andreottola of Corsicana, Texas, Ex-Wife-Rebecca Andreottola of Corsicana, TX, Sister-Linda Andreottola of New York, Brother-Tony Andreottola of New York, Niece-Fran Cobb of New York, Great Niece & Husband-Kim & Brent Calderwood of New Jersey and Great Great Niece-Taylor Calderwood of New Jersey. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at Modrall Cemetery in Corsicana with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.

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Rubye Lee
Oct 24, 1910 - Jan 17, 2007

Rubye Lee born October 24, 1910 was the daughter of Carl and Willie Cam Clark of Streetman, TX.

The was prreceded in death by her husband Harold Lee, her parents, ser sisters Bernice Howell and Ora Mae Webb, her nephew Max Webb and niece Carolyn Grubbs.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-laws Mary Lynn and Bill Luther and Peggy and Larry Smith. She has three grand sons and their wives Brad and Grazyna Smith, Byron and Gena Smith, Steve and Libby Luther, Stan Smith and his fiance Dina Phillips.

She has four great-grandchildren Judson and Allison Luther and Lauren and Alexandra Smith. She is also survived by two nephewsand their wives-Hulen Howell and Dorothy Howell and Dr. Jerry and Joan Webb.

Rubye loved her God, her church, her family and teaching. She taught fourth grade at Travis elementary until she retired. She also taught Sunday School and Training Union at First Baptist Church.
She traveled with the Best Yet Club and was a member of the Solid Rockers senior choir. She was still a faithful church member until she broke her hip at age 93. She lived her beliefs and blessed all who knew her.

Visitation will be Friday evening from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman, Texas.


Bettye Ann (Hawkins) Gilbert 
Nov 14, 1934 - Jan 18, 2007

Bettye Ann (Hawkins) Gilbert, 72, died Thursday, January 18, 2007 at the Brookhaven Extensive Care in Norman, Oklahoma after an extended illness. She was born on November 14, 1934 in Blooming Grove, Texas.
She will be remembered as a happy, bubbly person who loved her family and the company of many friends. She was fun and loved to tease others. She and her husband, Ray graduated from Corsicana High School, lived in Oklahoma City and Noman, Oklahoma and moved to Florissant, Colorado in 1984 when Ray retired. They loved to travel, ride snowmobiles, motorcycles and camp. Bettye enjoyed all kinds of crafts including making beautiful porcelain dolls. She loved people, and was active in various clubs including the Victorian Society, the Red Hat Ladies and a volunteer for the Florissant Fossil Beds.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, 2007 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 22, 2007 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating.

She was preceded in death by her Husband, Raymond M. Gilbert, Parents, Dewey & Idell Hawkins, and two sisters.

She is survived by her Son & Daughter-in-Law, Kyle & Jodi Gilbert of Greeley, CO, Daughter, Vicky White of Norman, OK, Grandchildren, Neil and Aaron White of Norman, OK & Samantha and Sara Gilbert of Greeley, CO., Mother-in-Law, Lola Gilbert of Corsicana, TX, Brother & Sister-in-Law, Floyd & Marianne Hawkins of Pleasanton, CA. and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society.


Josh Easley
Oct 9, 1987 - Jan 20, 2007

Josh Easley
Josh Easley, resident of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2007 at his residence at the age of 19 years. He was born in Corsicana on October 9, 1987 to Cecil Easley and Pat Isbell Easley. Josh enjoyed being with is friends, the dogs he had in the backyard, and dancing. He enjoyed being outdoors hunting deer, wild hogs, and dove, as well as, fishing and playing tennis.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: J.W. Easley and Mary Evelyn Easley. Uncle: Winford Lee Easley.


Josh is survived by his parents: Cecil Easley and Pat Easley of Corsicana. Brother: Cecil Easley Jr. of Corsicana, Sisters: Erin Easley of Corsicana and Lori Easley Greene of Wilmington, Ohio. Grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. George Isbell of Ennis. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Funeral services for Josh will be held Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Moody and Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat. Pallbearers will be Phillip Dahlen, Nathan Chapman, Mica Munoz, Erik Vaca, Ira Jamshidi, and Jason White.

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Josh Easley, 19, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007 at his residence.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Chris Moody and Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Dahlen, Nathan Chapman, Mica Munoz, Erik Vala, Ira Jamshidi and Jason White.

Josh was born Oct. 9, 1987 to Cecil Easley and Pat Isbell Easley. Josh enjoyed being with his friends, the dogs he had in the backyard, and dancing. He enjoyed being outdoors hunting deer, wild hogs and dove, as well as fishing and playing tennis.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, J.W. Easley and Mary Evelyn Easley, and an uncle, Winford Lee Easley.

Survivors include his parents, Cecil and Pat Easley of Corsicana; brother, Cecil Easley Jr. of Corsicana; sisters, Erin Easley of Corsicana, and Lori Easley Green of Wilmington, Ohio; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Isbell of Ennis; and by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Robert Nolan Green Sr.
Oct 7, 1916 - Jan 19, 2007

Robert Nolan Green Sr., 90, a retired automobile dealer, owner of Green Motor Company, passed away Friday, Jan. 19, 2007.

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. today at Greenwood Memorial Park.

Robert was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He was born in Frost Oct. 7, 1916. He attended Baylor University and was in the Air Force for four years. He was a member of NASCAR with one of the top placing cars in the first Pan American Car Race. He had his pilot’s license, loved all sports and salt water fishing. Robert was a kind and gentle man that loved his family and taught them the true meaning of unconditional love. The family is especially grateful for the professional and loving care provided by Dr. Albert McDowell and his staff.

Survivors include his wife, Jimmie Green of Ft. Worth; daughters, T.K. Riddle and husband Jerry W. of Aledo, Robin Dunham and husband George of Dallas; son, Robert Nolan Green Jr. and friend Nancy Sowinski of Long Beach, Calif.; granddaughters, Catherine Dunham and Socttie Dunham, both of Dallas.

Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Night Shelter, 2400 Cypress, Ft. Worth, TX, 76102.

Arrangements by Greenwood Funeral Home, Ft. Worth.

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Joyce (Davis) Burke-Grucholski
May 21, 1932 - Jan 19, 2007

Joyce Burke Grucholski
Joyce Burke Grucholski, resident of Arlington, Texas and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Friday, January 19, 2007 at her residence at the age of 74 years. She was born in Pursley on May 21, 1932 to Thomas Myrtle Davis and Eithel Hanna Davis. Joyce worked for the Navarro County Tax Collector as a clerk. After moving from Corsicana to Arlington she became involved with the Senior Citizens Center in Grand Prairie. She liked to create and go to Art and Craft events as well as working in her yard, and sitting on the patio drinking coffee. Joyce also loved to tell jokes and tease people and cook. She loved life so much that she was an example to her family, who she dearly loved, that you can overcome the hard times in life. The biggest love of her life was her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents. Sisters: Mary McManus and Adell Gray. Brothers: Floyd Davis, J.C. Davis, and Robert Davis. Survivors include her children: Jerry and Debbie Burke of Arlington, Pam and Stan Chambers of Grand Prairie, and Mike and Sharon Burke of Sealy. Grandchildren: Ryan Chambers, Adriene Burke, Jared Chambers, Jeremy and Christina Burke, John and Tamra Rich, and Zach Rich. Great grandchildren: Robert Martinez, Matthew Chambers, and Zachary Deroy. Brothers and Sisters: Maudie Wilson, Thomas Nolan Davis, Virgie Watkins, Doris Norman, Avy Merle Davis, and Bobbie Derden. She is also survived by a true dear friend Doris Underhill and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 22, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with her sister Bobbie Derden officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Joyce Burke Grucholski

Joyce Burke Grucholski, 74, of Arlington, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Jan. 19, 2007 at her residence.

Services will be 11 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with her sister, Bobbie Derden, officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was born in Pursley on May 21, 1932 to Thomas Myrtle Davis and Eithel Hanna Davis. Joyce worked for the Navarro County Tax Collector as a clerk. After moving from Corsicana to Arlington she became involved with the Senior Citizen’s Center in Grand Prairie. She liked to create and go to Arts and Crafts events, as well as working in her yard and sitting on the patio drinking coffee. Joyce also loved to tell jokes, tease people and cook. She loved life so much that she was an example to her family, who she dearly loved, that you can overcome hard times in life. The biggest love of her life were her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Mary McManus and Adell Gray; brothers, Floyd Davis, J.C. Davis, and Robert Davis.

Survivors include her children, Jerry and Debbie Burke of Arlington, Pam and Stan Chambers of Grand Prairie, and Mike and Sharon Burke of Sealy; grandchildren, Ryan Chambers, Adriene Burke, Jared Chambers, Jeremy and Christina Burke, John and Tamra Rich, and Zach Rich; great grandchildren, Robert Martinez, Matthew Chambers and Zachery Deroy; brothers and sisters, Maudie Wilson, Thomas Nolan Davis, Virgie Watkins, Doris Norman, Avy Merle Davis and Bobbie Derden. She is also survived by a true dear friend, Doris Underhill, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Hilda Marie ‘Nana’ Hardin
abt 1932 - Jan 20, 2007

Hilda Marie ‘Nana’ Hardin, 75, of Red Oak passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007.

Visitation will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at East Ridge Baptist Church, 732 E. Ovilla Rd, Red Oak.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billie Ardean Hardin, and a sister, Virginia Ann Conn.

Survivors include a son, Ray Hardin and wife Martha of Bedford; daughter, Terri Byers and husband Rick of Conroe; granddaughter, Kelly Marie Byers and great grandaughter, Kelci Claire Byers, both of Conroe; grandson, Todd Hardin of Fate; “grand dog”, BoJo; sisters, Bobbie Greer, Dorothy Russell and Juanita Conn, all of Corsicana; brother, Charles Miley and wife Gerry of Longview; brother-in-law, Audrain Hardin and wife Jeanette of Arkansas; and by many nieces, nephews, and long-time friends.

Arrangements by Byrum Funeral Home, Lancaster.

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James C. Cowan
Jun 28, 1905 - Jan 15, 2007

James C. Cowan, 101, was called to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, at home in Bryan. He was born on June 28, 1905, in Belton to John Churchill Cowan and Rosa Etta Polk Cowan. He was a farmer and rancher and lived in Tulia, Belton, Corsicana and Bryan.

He is survived by Mary Katherine Cowan, his wife of 48 years; children Robert W. Cowan of Bandera, Lee Etta Cowan Cothran of Henryetta, Okla., and Dejah Cowan of Tulia and stepchildren Ann Young Nava and husband Hector of Houston and Robert Nathan Young Jr. and wife Anne of Belton, their families, and close family friends Antonio and Maria Rojas of Bryan. The family wishes to thank his caregivers, Maria Rojas and Maria Albertina Rojas. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Harrell Cothran; and daughter-in-law, Maple Ramsey Cowan.

He is also survived by nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

In 1966 J.C. and Mary moved from Tulia to Belton; in 1981 they moved to Corsicana where they had Cowan and Cowan Ranch until 2000 when they moved to Bryan.

The funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at First Baptist Church in Hearne with visitation 30 minutes prior to service. Officiating will be his niece, Rhonda Taylor. Graveside services will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at McDowell Cemetery in Belton.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to The Salvation Army or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home, Hearne.

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Wayne Turner Burkhalter, Sr.
Sep 18, 1914 - Jan 23, 2007

Wayne Turner Burkhalter, 92, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, in Dallas. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Chatfield United Methodist Church. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Chatfield United Methodist Curch. Interment will follow at New Chatfield Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Mr. Burkhalter was born Sept. 18, 1914, in Eustace to William Frederick Burkhalter and Effie Mae Hall Burkhalter. He was a member of Chatfield Methodist Church. He was a cattle rancher, was a member of Woodmen of the World, ran a grocery store in Chatfield, was president of the Chatfield Water Board, built the Chatfield Community Center, and lobbied to have FM 1603 put in. He was known for playing the piano. He was preceded in death by his son, Wayne Burkhalter Jr.; one sister and three brothers. Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Burkhalter of Chatfield; children, Sherry Bancroft of Roane, Judy Jones of Ennis, Janet Wilson of Chatfield and Peggy Drane of Corsicana; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister, Dorothy Keeling of Dallas.

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Wayne Turner Burkhalter - 01/26/07

Wayne Turner Burkhalter, 92, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, in Dallas.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Chatfield Methodist Church with the Revs. Harrell Braddock Jr. and Paul Porter officiating. Interment will follow at New Chatfield Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Burkhalter was born Sept. 18, 1914, in Eustace to William Frederick Burkhalter and Effie Mae Hall Burkhalter. He was a member of Chatfield Methodist Church. He was a cattle rancher, was a member of Woodmen of the World, ran a grocery store in Chatfield, was president of the Chatfield Water Board, built the Chatfield Community Center, and lobbied to have FM 1603 put in. He was known for playing the piano.

He was preceded in death by his son, Wayne Burkhalter Jr.; one sister and three brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Burkhalter of Chatfield; children, Sherry Bancroft of Roane, Judy Jones of Ennis, Janet Wilson of Chatfield and Peggy Drane of Corsicana; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister, Dorothy Keeling of Dallas.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Susie Faye (Stallings) Mathis
Apr 22, 1932 - Jan 24, 2007

Ms. Susie Faye Mathis

Ms. Susie Faye Mathis , age 74, of Corsicana, Texas, died Wednesday, January 24, 2007, in Fairfield, Texas.
She is survived by her Two Sons, Gary Wayne Mathis of Corsicana, TX. and Mickey Joe Mathis of Corsicana, TX. Two Sisters, Nancy Louise Bromonsky of Richland, TX. and Betty Louise Smith of Corsicana, TX. Two Brothers, Jimmy Earl Stallings of Richland, TX. and Donnie Gene Stallings of Richland, TX.

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Johnnie ‘Jean’ Erickson McCarter
Oct 7, 1928 - Jan 19, 2007

Johnnie “Jean” Erickson McCarter, 78, of Fort Worth passed away Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease at a care center in Fort Worth.

Funeral service was scheduled for noon today at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel, 7100 Crowley Road, Fort Worth. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hopewell Cemetery in Navarro County.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of donor’s choice.

Jean was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was the youngest daughter of John Franklin Erickson and Lilla Pearl Freeman Erickson, born Oct. 7, 1928, in Dallas.

Jean was a resident of Dallas for 72 years and a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School.

She was an active member at White Rock United Methodist Church for many years, before moving to Fort Worth and joining Genesis United Methodist Church.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Garden Terrace and American Hospice for her excellent care and transition.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Juanita Rush, Mary Newsome and Rosalie Smith.

This “pretty lady” is survived by the most devoted and dedicated husband of 59 years, William “Archie” McCarter. They were married Dec. 6, 1947, in Dallas. Other survivors include her son, William “Bill” Archie McCarter Jr. and wife Paula of Austin; daughter, Lilla “Gayle” Lamers and husband Patrick of Fort Worth; son, Charles “Charlie” Frederick McCarter of Cardiff, Calif.; grandchildren, Rebecca and Rachel McCarter, Kacie and Joe Hunnicutt, Joshua McCarter, Jason Lamers and wife Kelli, April Lintz and husband Kevin, Brandon and Nathan Lamers; great-grandchild, Chloe Lamers; three nephews and three nieces.

Arrangements by Laurel Land Funeral Home, Fort Worth.

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Mable Beatrice (Glasgow) Lundy
abt 1911 - Jan 21, 2007

Mable Beatrice Glasgow Lundy, age 96 years, hung up her apron, put on her bonnet and went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007. Granny Mable had a special gift of making each and every child, grandchild and friend feel special. She loved the birds, her garden and her flowers. She shared her love for quilting as well as the gift of being a wonderful cook — from fried chicken to chocolate pies or berry and peach cobblers. She was a member of Bazette Baptist Church.

Mable was the oldest of 12 children of Sam and Callie Glasgow. She was raised and attended school in the Wilson community, north of Kerens. She and her husband, Russell, made their home in the Rural Shade community before moving to Trinidad and after retirement to Cedar Creek Lake and later back to Kerens and most recently as a resident of Cedar Lake Nursing Home in Malakoff.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell; parents; two daughters, Carroll Dean Gaddy of Kerens and Valta Marie Dick of Wellington, Kan.; a granddaughter, Diane Paul of Kerens; two sisters and six brothers.

Mable is survived by her five beloved sons, J. B. of Kerens, Willie of Trinidad, Jack of Hilltop Lake, Allen of Eustace and Tom of Oxford, Kan.; one daughter, Ruth “Cookie” Lang of Montabla; 24 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Clifton Glasgow of Corsicana; two sisters, Mary Williams of Corsicana and Hazle Hayworth of Dawson; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as special friend, Roberta Staples; and staff of Cedar Lake.

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

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Kerens with the Rev. Harold Scott and the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery, north of Kerens.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Don Ellison, James C. Lundy, Paul Lundy, Lance Lundy, Lyle Lundy, Mark Lundy, Mike Lang, Brian Lang and Allen Lundy. Honorary pallbearers will be great-grandsons.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Mary Mertz
abt 1920 - Jan 21, 2007

Mary Mertz, resident of Corsicana, Texas, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2007 at Heritage Oaks West at the age of 87 years. No formal service are planned at this time.


Marjorie Waldine Kent
Mar 24, 1927 - Jan 18, 2007

KENT, , MARJORIE WALDINE Marjorie Kent died January 18, 2007 in Corsicana, Texas. Born March 24, 1927 in Howe, Texas. Formerly of Mesquite she had lived in the Cedar Creek Lake area ten years. Survivors are sons Jim Michael Kent (wife Jerrie) and Terry (wife Cindy) Kent, Balch Springs, and daughters Cathy (husband Bobby) English and Beverly Kunz of the lake area. Services Monday, 2PM at Tomlinson Funeral Home Seven Points and visitation Sunday 4 to 6 PM. TOMLINSON FUNERAL HOME Seven Points, TX 75143 903-432-4441

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  • Published in the Dallas Morning News on 1/20/2007.

Ethel Lee McBride

ETHEL LEE MCBRIDE, age 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 12, 2007 in Corsicana, Texas. Ethel is survived by her sons Kenneth, Ray, and Donald, daughter Peggy Brock and numerous grandchildren. Visitation will be held 5:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at Earthman Resthaven, 13102 North Freeway, Houston, Texas 77060. Mass of the Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 18, 2007 at St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, 22800 Aldine-Westfield Rd., Spring, Texas 77373. Interment will follow at Rosewood Cemetery.
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  • Houston Chronicle

James Warren South
June 28, 1880 - Aug 31, 1928

Funeral for First
Mayor of Rice Held

ENNIS, Texas, Sept. 1.—James Warren South, 48, of Rice and Denton, well-known in Ennis, who died Friday at St. Paul’s Hospital, Dallas, was traveling salesman for a paint company holding one of the highest records in the United States.

Mr. South owned and edited the Rice Rustler for twelve years. He was a leader in civic affairs and the first Mayor of Rice, serving for six years. He served on the school board and was one of the trustees when the present school building was built. He was also a Past Master of the Masonic Lodge.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Methodist Church in Rice with the Rev. H. C. Bowman, pastor and the Rev. W. H. Day, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiating. The Masons conducted the services at the grave.

Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Miss Mary Louise, Juanita, one son, James Jr., his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. J. South, three sisters, Mrs. E. G. Goodwyn, and Mrs. H. M. Cardwell of Rice, and Mrs. T. R. Hall of Emhouse.

[Dallas Morning News, Sunday, September 2, 1928, Society section, p. 5]

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C. E. Higgins

Special to The News.
Rice, Tex., Feb. 2.—C. E. Higgins, ginner at the Bartlett & Holmes gin, had his jumper caught in the line shaft early this morning, and before they could get the machinery stopped he was wound around the shaft and broken up so badly he died a few minutes after being extricated.

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  • Dallas Morning News, February 3, 1907, p. 4

  • Submitted by Roger Bartlett


Evelyn (Humble) Carroll
Feb 11, 1913 - Dec 18, 2007

Evelyn Humble Carroll
Funeral services for Evelyn Humble Carroll age 94 of Corsicana, formerly of Lindale and Swan area, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007 in the Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bill Moore officiating. Interment will follow in the Lindale City Cemetery under the direction of Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home of Lindale. Family will receive friends Tuesday prior to the service. Mrs. Carroll was born Feb. 11, 1913 in Lindale, the daughter of the late Edward Collins and Myrtle (Boaz) Humble. She passed away Dec. 14, 2007 in Arlington, Texas. Mrs. Carroll grew up in the Lindale and Swan area and lived in Corsicana for 56 years. She retired from Sears Roebuck in Corsicana after 20 years of service and also worked for Cooper's Shoe Store and Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana. Mrs. Carroll was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana, the WMU, and Eastern Star serving as Worthy Matron in 1965-1966. She married Granville Herbert Carroll on Feb. 11, 1932 in Mineola. He preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 1975.She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Shroyer and husband Roy of Lampasas; sons, Ed Carroll and wife Martha of Ft. Worth, Reggie Carroll and wife Phyllis of Lampasas; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Douglas Humble; and sisters, Alice Johnson and Toben Allen. Memorials may be made to the Texas Masonic Retirement Center, 1501 W. Division, Arlington, Texas 76012.Arrangements by Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home, Lindale.

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