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Mildred (Chesser) Chapman
Sep 24, 1934 - Mar 13, 2004

Mildred Chapman

Mildred Chapman, 69, of Bellmead passed away Saturday, March 13, 2004. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, March 15, at Dawson Cemetery with John Curry officiating.
Mildred was born Sept. 24, 1934, to Sarah and Arthur Chesser of Athens, Texas. She grew up in Dawson, Texas. She married Wesley Chapman in June of 1955, in Pittsburg, Kan.
After two years of marriage, the couple moved to Kansas City, Mo. While there, she was employed with a retail grocery chain, and never worked at any other job. The retail chain sent her to Kansas City, Norman, Okla., and San Diego, Calif.
For the last 25 years she lived in the Bellmead area. She knew more people by their first name than anyone.
Mrs. Chapman was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Sarah Chesser; and her brother, Clarence Chesser.
Survivors include her loving husband of 49 years, Wesley Chapman of Bellmead; sons, Leslie Wayne Chapman of Dallas, John David Chapman, who has served in the Air Force for the last 13 years.
Mildred will be greatly missed by all those who knew her, including her beloved husband, Wesley.
Bellmead Funeral Home, Bellmead, Texas 76715-0016

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Georgia Katherine (Casey) Chapman
Oct 3, 1899 - Mar 14, 1994

IN MEMORY OF Georgia K. Chapman
DATE OF BIRTH: Oct 3, 1899
DATE OF DEATH: March 14, 1994
SERVICES: Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Wednesday, March 16, 1994 11:00 AM
OFFICIATING: Tommy Hood
PALLBEARERS: Grandsons
INTERMENT: Dresden Cemetery
ARRANGEMENTS: Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove Texas

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  • View Image of Funeral Program
  • TXDI: Chapman Georgia Katherine 03-14-1994 NAVARRO F
  • Social Security Death Index: Oct 3, 1899 - Mar 14, 1994; 75110 Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX; 460-52-7230

James Hunter "Jimmy" Haggard

IN MEMORY OF JIMMY HAGGARD
DATE OF BIRTH: June 19, 1924
DATE OF DEATH: April 28, 1991
SERVICES: Central Baptist Church, Blooming Grove, Texas
Thursday April 30, 1991 2:00 PM
OFFICIATING: Barry Fikes
PALLBEARERS: Tommy Northern, Jason Haggard, Stan Dugan, Terry Boaze, Bobbie Gantt, Darrell Northern
INTERMENT: Dresden Cemetery
ARRANGEMENTS: Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove, Texas

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Obituary:
Jimmy Haggard
Jimmy (J.H.) Haggard, 66, of Blooming Grove, died April 28, 1991, at his residence.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Barry Fikes officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Haggard of Blooming Grove; two sons, Royce Haggard of Ann Arbor, Mich, Rex Haggard, of Blooming Grove; one daughter, Robbie Dreden of Corsicana; his mother; Roxie Winslette of Roby; four brothers, C.G. Haggard of Sweetwater, Billy Haggard of Ennis, Bobby Haggard of Mineola and Willie Haggard of Roanoke; three sisters Alice Masters of Rotan, Maggie Briggs, of Roby and Bertie Boaz of Roanoke; and six grandchildren .
Pallbeares will be Darrell Northern, Tommy Northern, Stan Dugan, Jason Haggard, Bobbie Gantt and Terry Boaz.
 

 

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Everett Alva Merrell

Everett Alva Merrell, age 90, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 23, 2003.
A loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, he will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved him. During World War II, Everett served in the U.S. Army as a captain in an anti-aircraft artillery unit. Upon returning to Texas, he worked for the Texas Employment Commission and retired with 30 years of service to spend more time with his family.
Everett is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Evelyn Merrett; his sons, Tommy Merrett and his wife Pat, John Merrett and his wife, Marcie; grandsons, Greg Merrett, Barry Merrett and Michael Merrett, all of Austin. He is also survived by one sister, Faye Berry of Dawson, Texas.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2003, at Cook-Walden Funeral Home on North Lamar. Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 27, 2003, at the Cook-Walden / Memorial Hill Cemetery in Pflugerville with Reverend Bobbi Kaye Jones officiating.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to Hospice Austin and Christopher House. They made his last days comfortable and provided a beautiful environment for him. We thank them tremendously.


Cecil Laverne Northern
Nov 14, 1917 - Aug 1, 1992

IN LOVING MEMORY OF CECIL NORTHERN
BORN: November 14, 1917
DIED: August 1, 1992
AGE 74 years, 8 months, and 17 days
FUNERAL SERVICE: August 4, 1992
Three o'clock p.m. Tuesday, Marshall & Marshall Chapel, Hillsboro, Texas
CLERGYMAN OFFICIATING Vorpahl, Hillsboro, Texas
MEMORIALS: May Be Made To The Memorial of your choice

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  • TXDI: Northern Cecil Laverne 19920801 McLENNAN M
  • SSDI: SSN 459-16-7049 Residence: 76628 Brandon, Hill, TX
    Born 14 Nov 1917; Died 1 Aug 1992; Issued: TX (Before 1951)

Evelyn Fae (Dugan) Northern
Mar 10, 1922 - May 7, 2000

IN CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF
Fae Northern
BORN: March 10, 1922, El Dorado, Arkansas
ENTERED INTO REST: May 7, 2000, Waco, Tex
SERVICES: Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 11:00 AM, Waco Memorial Park
OFFICIATING: Pastor Ben Disney
INTERMENT: Waco Memorial Park, Waco, Teas
Pecan Grove Funeral Home - Waco, TX 76706

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Sallie (Massey) Brown
? - 1906

Death in Texas.
Mrs. S. M. Jones received a letter from Texas a few days ago telling of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. W. A. Brown, who died in Corsicana, Friday of last week, Before her marriage she was Miss Sallie Massey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Massey, who moved from Bascomville to Texas several years ago. She was the mother of little Miss Mary Brown, who has been living with her aunt Mrs. S. M. Jones, for about three years. She is survived by her husband and two children, Mary and Frank.

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  • From The Lantern, Chester, South Carolina - 20 July 1906
  • I am interested in any of the descendants of W. H. Massey.  ... John D. Caldwell
  • The W. H. Massey in the above is William Henry Massey. He died on 28 Aug
    1902 and is buried at the White Church, Navarro County, Texas.

W. A. Brown
? - 1906

Mr. W. A. Brown Dead.

Mr. W. A. Brown, brother of Mrs. S. M. Jones, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Henry Massey, in Rock Hill. His wife died in Corsicana, Tex., about the middle of July. After her death Mr. Brown had an attack of malarial fever and when lie got able, lie with his little son Frank came to Chester and after spending a few days with Mrs. Jones, went to Rock Hill and were making their home with Mr. and Mrs. Massey. He leaves two children, a son and daughter. The latter has I been making her home with Mrs. Jones for about three years.

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  • Submitted by John D. Caldwell
  • From The Lantern, Chester, South Carolina - 7 Sep 1906

Norman Morris Werner
Jan 24, 1924 - Jan 31, 2007

A graveside service for Norman M. Werner, 83, of Tyler were scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today at the Hebrew Cemetery in Corsicana with Rabbi Neal Katz officiating. Mr. Werner passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, in a Tyler hospital.

Mr. Werner was born Jan. 24, 1924, in Corsicana to the late Robert and Berdie Horwitz Werner. He was a graduate of Corsicana High School, The University of Texas, and was a member of Phi Sigma Delta Fraternity. He served as a lieutenant in the Navy during World War II. After the war, he joined the diplomatic service and graduated from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He served in Mexico, Venezuela and Spain. He was chargé d’affairs, chief of passports and visa section. After over 20 years in government service, he settle din Tyler in 1963. As a member of Congregation Beth El, he served as board member and chairman of the ritual committee. He also led services at Congregation Beth El during times when a rabbi was not available. He also served as a board member of PATH, East Texas Symphony, and the Historic Preservation Society. His love of art, music and civic actions kept him active in various city organizations. Norman regaled family and friends with interesting stories of his world travels and acquaintances with notable people.

He is survived by several cousins and many friends.

There will be a shiva and memorial service held at 6 p.m. today at the home of Maurine Muntz, 407 W. Sixth St., Tyler.

If desired, memorials may be made to Congregation Beth El, 1010 Charleston Drive, Tyler, TX 75703 or a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements by Lloyd James Funeral Home, Tyler.

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Geneva D. Wigley
Jan 14, 1949 - Jan 27, 2007

Geneva D. Wigley, 58, of Richland passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at her residence.

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

Service will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Pastor Walter G. Libhart and Dr. Janice Kreitner-Cain officiating. Committal service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Rosewood Memorial Park in New Caney.

Mrs. Wigley was born Jan. 14, 1949, in El Campo.

She was preceded in death by her son, Howard Laten Wigley; and father, Howard Turney.

Survivors include her husband, Elmer “Sonny” Wigley of Richland; sons, Steven Thomas Wigley and Paul Franklin Hubbard, both of New Caney; brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Nancy Turney of Apalachicola, Fla.; grandsons, Michael A. Wigley and Marcus A. Wigley, both of Richland; granddaughter, Maria A. Wigley of Richland; mother, Marie Johnson of Corsicana; uncle, Bub Schulter of Ganado; and ex-sister-in-law, Angel Craft of Houston; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Catherine "Rena" L. (Barrowman) Bloom
Jul 3, 1932 - Jan 27, 2007

Catherine (Rena) L. Bloom, 74, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007 at Heritage Oaks West.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Dr. Robert M. Young officiating.

Mrs. Bloom was born July 3, 1932 in Glasgow, Scotland. She came to Corsicana in 1983 with her husband, Daniel C. Bloom, who preceded her in death in 1998. She was active in her community and church. She will be sorely missed by her family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Bloom, parents Mary and Daniel Barrowman, sister Mary Kinsey and brothers Bill and James.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law Larry and Mary Bloom and Tom and Robin Bloom, all of California; daughters Cathy Bloom of Nevada and Linda Garcia of California; 10 grandchildren, including Andy, Jenny, Valerie and Joey of Colorado, and Christina, Deana, Ryan and Jesse of California; and great-grandchildren Anthony, Joselyn and Trevor of California, and Benjimin of Colorado.

Memorials may be made to one’s charity of choice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Geneva J. Goff
abt 1920 - Jan 30, 2007

Geneva J. Goff, 87, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007, at Heritage Oaks West. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at First Independent Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Lacey, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Kenneth Warren Whiteside
May 11, 1960 - Jan 29, 2007

Kenneth Whiteside - Fairfield
Mr. Kenneth Warren Whiteside, 46 of Fairfield, passed away January 29, 2007 in Houston. Mr. Whiteside was born May 11, 1960 to Fred and Maxine McAdams Whiteside in Fairfield.

Mr. Whiteside has lived in Fairfield all of his life and was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church. He had many joys in life gardening, carpentry work, building his own home, Dallas Cowboys, riding four wheelers. One joy he loved the most was babies, his children and grandchildren brought lots of joy to his life.

He is survived by parents Fred and Maxine Whiteside of Fairfield, wife Lisa Whiteside of Fairfield, daughter Kimberly Whiteside Neal of Teague, son Kristopher Warren Whiteside of Fairfield, daughter Sara Amber Whiteside of Fairfield, daughter Levi Nicole Whiteside of Fairfield. Brother William Leslie Whiteside of Lanley, sister Angela Kaye Whiteside Tibbitt of Waco. Grandchildren Justin Neal, Warren Neal, Sophia Neal, Aynslie Whiteside and Carson Whiteside.

Pallbearers: Jeff Whiteside, Chad Whiteside, Phillip Gaitan, Heath Jones, David Barnes, L.J. McAdams, Ronald Jones and Danny Fields.

Honorary Pallbearers: Ed Prasil, Wes Kehn, Jessie Lee Whiteside, Woody English, LaSalle Tippens, Lowell Dyer, Paul Milliff, Jimmy McAdams.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 31, 2007 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Services will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, February 1, 2007 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Bro. Don Suits officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

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Kenneth Warren Whiteside, 46, of Fairfield passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2007 in Houston. Services will be 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Fairfield with Brother Don Suits officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Fairfield.

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Glenn Dale Minze
Dec 5, 1947 - Jan 29, 2007
 

Glenn Dale Minze

Loving husband, caring dad, wonderful granddaddy, Glenn Dale passed from this world to a place where there is no cancer or pain anymore. He was born on Dec. 5, 1947, and passed away on Jan. 29, 2007, in the arms of his loving family at his home in Streetman. He was the youngest of three sons born to Dudley and Ruble Minze. He grew up in the St. Elmo/Winkler community and was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.

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

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Fairfield with the burial at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman. John H. “Hoppy” McGilvary be officiating.

Pallbearers will be Mark Duke, Kelly Cobos, Erich Brown, Paul Lopez, John Gellegos and Clay Faughn.

Glenn Dale attended Fairfield High School and graduated with the class of 1966. Shortly after graduation he married his high school sweetheart, Sherrie Carroll of Streetman. This was the beginning of a marriage that would last more than 40 years. From this marriage were born three sons: Jeffrey Glenn, Joseph Dean “Jody,” and Gene Allen.

These three red-headed boys would learn from their dad the values of working hard to provide for your family, the fun of preparing for the sitting around the camp fire at the opening weekend of deer season each year, and treating other folks the way you want to be treated.

Glenn Dale worked for 30 years at the TXU Big Brown Power Plant in Fairfield.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sherrie; sons, Jeff and wife Tammy of Corsicana, Jody and wife Teresa of Fairfield, and Gene of Streetman; grandchildren, Cullen, Colby, Morgan, Mason, Aaron and Averi; brothers, Johnny and wife Harriett of Longview, and Bud and wife Sherrill of Streetman; two aunts, Peggy Toms and Jettie Bell, both of Corsicana; and a host of nephews, nieces and cousins. He also had a special aunt and uncle in his life from the time he married Sherrie, Nell and Harris Wilson Milner of Streetman.

Glenn Dale was preceded in death by his father and mother, Dudley and Rubie Minze; and by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gordon “Bert” and Edith Carroll.

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Helen Mae (Bailey) Hunsaker
Nov 12, 1940 - Jan 28, 2007

Helen Hunsaker, 66, passed away at the home of her uncle and aunt, Wendell “Peb” and Diane Richards of Barry at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007. Helen was born Nov. 12, 1940 in Barry to Olan and Avis Bailey.

She was preceded in death by her father, Olan Bailey, son Cory Bailey and granddaughter, Angel Garza.

She is survived by her mother, Avis Bailey of Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana; sister Rose Marie Bailey and brother Wayne Bailey of Navarro; son and daughter-in-law James and Jeanie Millspaugh of Howe; son and daughter Tony and Angie Terry of McKinney; son and daughter-in-law Stacie and Genett Hunsaker of San Angelo; grandchildren Jennifer and Breanne Millspaugh, Chris Smith, Michael and David Shelley, Jenna, Adam, Thomas, Stacie and Daniel Hunsaker; and great-grandchildren Amber Reyna, Gage and Alexander Smith, and Cory and Stormey Shelley.

Due to her strong faith in God, she battled her cancer bravely.

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

Graveside services will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Brother Bryan Connally officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Jan 31, 2007
  • TXBI: BAILEY HELEN MAE 11-12-1940 f NAVARRO AVIS MAE HINKLE OLIN ELMER BAILEY
  • Children with last names Terry & Millspaugh were adopted

Buster “Runt” Morris
abt 1931 - 2007

Buster “Runt” Morris, 76, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at Heritage Oaks West. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Margie Ruth (Klutts) Griffith
Jul 4, 1929 - Jan 25, 2007

Margie Ruth Griffith

Margie Ruth Griffith, 77, of Retreat passed away at her residence on Jan. 25, 2007. She was born on July 4, 1929, in Scurry to her parents Jason William and Rosie Modena Klutts. She was an employee of Tom’s Foods for 31 years, working in various capacities.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert Lee and Debra Griffith of Jamestown, N.M.; son, Jimmy Griffith of Terrell; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Ruth and Billy Hardin of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, David Ross and Patricia Griffith of Nacogdoches; grandson and wife, James and Tammy Hardin and their children Bailey, Blair and Nina of Corsicana; granddaughter and husband, Christina and Scott McManus and their children Grant and Coy of Mabank; granddaughter and husband, Barbara Jean and Thomas Mullins of Robinson; grandson, Dwayne Griffith of Corsicana; grandson and wife, Steven and Tina Griffith and their son Alex; grandson, Michael Griffith and son P.J., both of Jamestown, N.M.; grandson and wife, David Lee and Stephanie Griffith and their children Chris, Blake and Alexis of Nacogdoches; granddaughter, Alicia Griffith of Terrell; grandson and wife, Jimmy Wayne and Jennifer Griffith and their sons Cord and Chase of Forney; and brother and sister-in-law, George Dillard and Gloria Klutts of Onalaska.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jason Klutts Sr. and Rosie Modena Hopkins Klutts; brother, Jason Klutts Jr.; and sister, Betty Jean Klutts.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Scott McManus officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Wayne Griffith, James Wesley Hardin, Thomas Mullins, Clifford Hallon, Ben Hardin and William Dillard Klutts.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Melvin Green Springfield
Oct 7, 1926 - Jan 24, 2007

Melvin Green Springfield, 80, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 in Desoto.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Eastside Church of Christ with Minister Willie Wilmore officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell.

Mr. Springfield was born Oct. 7, 1926 in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Birdie and Florida Springfield; brothers, Odie and James Clyde; and sister, Birdia Lee (Springfield) Harris.

Survivors include wife, Kate Springfield; two daughters, Diane Scott and husband LaFattress of Tyler, and Natasha Foreman and husband Keith of Cerritos, Calif.; son, Jacques and wife Maria of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister, Chausie Springfield of Dallas; four grandchildren, Lamond, Tajsma, Noelle and Rachna; and several great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Weldon I. Hudson
Sep 3, 1916 - Feb 3, 2007

Hudson, Weldon I.

Weldon I. Hudson, 90, a retired U.S. Postal Service employee, passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday in Richland Hills Baptist Church. Burial: Lower Green's Creek Cemetery in Dublin. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Weldon I. Hudson was born Sept. 3, 1916, in Dublin to John and Delphia Hudson.

Weldon served in the Coast Guard from 1942-45 in the American and Asiatic theaters during World War II.

He married Lillie Baugh in 1946 and resided in Richland Hills for all of their married life.

Weldon was a deacon at Richland Hills Baptist Church for many years. He was a past president of the Fort Worth Genealogical Society, was a member of the Texas State Genealogical Society and a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Survivors: Wife, Lillie Hudson; sister, Roena Whisenant; numerous nieces and nephews.

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Syble Lorene (Brewer) Golden
Oct 20, 1928 - Jan 19, 2007

Golden, Syble L.

Syble L. Golden, 78, a homemaker, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday in Nowlin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial: Gentry's Mill Cemetery near Hamilton.

She was born Oct. 22, 1928, in Frost to the late Samuel Lige Brewer and Annie Mae Faulkenbury Brewer.

Survivors: Sons, Robert Golden of Artesia, N.M., and Randy Golden of Houston; brother, O.D. Brewer of Snyder; sister, Opal Cole of Hico; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Published in the Star-Telegram on 1/20/2007.

Joyce Marie ‘Chuck’ Medanich
Jan 26, 1924 - Dec 24, 2006

Joyce Marie ‘Chuck’ Medanich
Fort Worth Joyce Marie “Chuck” Medanich, 82, a retired accountant for Texas Electric, passed away Dec. 24, 2006, at her home in Fort Worth.
Funeral was held at the North Richland Hills Baptist Church and wake was held at Smithfield Cemetery.
Joyce was born Jan. 26, 1924, in Frost, Texas.
She graduated from Odessa High School. She was a member of American Legion and member of North Richland Hills Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, JD Stewart of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Philip James, Glen James and Sandy, Maurie McGill and Danny, Johnny Hollis and Alicia; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Edna (Fowler) Reed
Sep 15, 1915 - Feb 2, 2007

Edna Fowler Reed, 91, of Barry passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, in Barry.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Ricker officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Wade Braly, Wade Braly, Larry Boswell, Bayless Elmore, Ray Scoggins and Gene A. McLain.

Edna was born Sept. 15, 1915, in Wyatt to Udolphus Thornton Fowler and Amanda Elizabeth Proctor Fowler.

After graduation from Mary Hardin-Baylor in 1936, she moved to Barry to start her teaching career. Edna married H. Lowell Reed on Nov. 26, 1941.

Mrs. Reed, as her students knew her, had a great love for teaching. Mrs. Reed taught 14 years at Barry. While at Barry she taught all grades because of the school size. Mrs. Reed taught second and third grade at Bowie Elementary in Corsicana for 25 years. She received her Master of Education from Baylor University in 1959. Mrs. Reed had fond memories of all students.

Edna was an active member of Barry United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher for 50 years. After retirement Edna and the other ladies of the church quilted for the Lord’s Acre festival each year and made a quilt for each pastor. Edna was also an active member of United Methodist Women.

Edna was very active in the Barry Heritage Society; she helped her former students write the history of Barry.

Mrs. Reed served on the board of the Central Texas Credit Union and was active in all school-related activities. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Retired Teachers and active in PALS.

After retirement Lowell and Edna loved to travel. They traveled to all the states except Alaska and North Dakota. Lowell and Edna made several trips overseas to visit places Lowell had been while in the service.

Edna was preceded in death by her husband, H. Lowell Reed; parents, Udolphus and Amanda Fowler; and brothers, R.S Fowler, Ethel Fowler and Amos Fowler.

Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Jerry Reed and Joe and Pat Reed, all of Barry; grandsons, Scott Reed and Jacob Reed of Barry and Russell and Audrey Reed of Fort Worth; sisters, Daisy Edwards of Midlothian and Judy Sandlin of Alamo; brothers, Pete Fowler of Lipan and Doc Fowler of Wichita Falls; sisters-in-law, Lenna Dale Massengale of Barry and Bunnie Reed of Longview; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Bowie Elementary School Library, Barry United Methodist Church or Barry Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Esther Mae (English) Price
Aug 28, 1944 - Jan 27, 2007

Esther Mae Price

Esther Mae Price, of McKinney, passed away to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007 in McKinney. Ms. Price was born on Aug. 28, 1944 in Corsicana, to Bonner and Ester (Webster) English. Esther retired from Southwestern Bell after 20 years of service and then became an executive assistant in the Allen Police Department where she worked until her illness.

Mrs. Price is survived by her daughters, Valerie Wordlaw, and husband Jerry, and Vickie Lewis, and husband Aaron; granddaughters, Amberly, Ashley, and Larrisha; grandsons, Desmond, Aaron II, and Andrew; great-granddaughter, Peyton; brothers, Vernell, R.L., C.J., David, MacArthur, and Willie Joe English; and sisters, Jimmie English-Brown and Linda English.

She is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends. Mrs. Price is preceded in death by her parents and by one brother, L.J. English.

Esther was a dedicated mother and grandmother who will be missed by all who knew her. Funeral services will be held at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 920 E. 14th St. Plano, Texas 75074, at 1 p.m., today. Graveside services will follow at Restland Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Restland Funeral Home, Plano.

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Mary Garr
abt 1920 - Feb 2, 2007

Mary Garr, 87, of Corsicana passed away Feb. 2, 2007 at Twilight Nursing Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at West Hill Cemetery in Sherman with Mr. Don Brown officiating.

Mrs. Garr was born on Nov. 13, 1919 in Denison.

She is survived by her husband Raymond Garr of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law John and Tara Garr of Grand Prairie; two grandsons, Jackson and Stephen Garr both of Grand Prairie.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Linda Scott (Gallup) Gail
Aug 23, 1948 - Feb 3, 2007

Linda Scott Gail

Linda Scott Gail was born Aug. 23, 1948 and passed away Feb. 3, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Dell Scott, mother Lometa Smith, father Marion Gallup and step-father Clarence Smith.

She is survived by two sons, Sidney Scott and Bryan Scott; two brothers, Royce Gallup and David Gallup and wife Tina; sister Debbie Pruitt and husband Jerry; three grandchildren, Krystal, Nicholas and Jacob; numerous nieces and nephews; great niece Shelbie and great nephew Anthony and many other relatives and friends.

Services will be at noon Tuesday at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Laurel Land Funeral Home.

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Charles Frank Brown
Dec 20, 1931 - Feb 2, 2007

Mr. Charles Frank Brown, 75, of Seagoville passed away on Friday, February 2, 2007 in Dallas, Texas. He was born on December 20, 1931 in Purdon, Texas.

He was employed with Dallas Power & Light as a meter reader for a number of years, and was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Elks Lodge.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his Parents, Cloyce & Vivian Brown.

He is survived by his Son, Clint Brown of Dallas, TX, Daughters & Sons-in-Law, Kym Donachie of Dallas, TX, Lura & Keith McMichael of Rowlett, TX, and Denise & Donald Mayes of Seagoville, TX., Eleven Grandchildren, Brothers, Bill Brown of Midlothian, TX., Gary Brown of Port Isabel, TX., Larry Brown of Coppell, TX, and Ben Brown of Midlothian, TX. and Numerous Nieces & Nephews.

Jeneva Ortega
Sep 5, 1920 - Feb 2, 2007

Jeneva Ortega, 86, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2007 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be 7 p.m. at Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Mrs. Ortega was born Sept. 5, 1920 in George West. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She loved to garden.

She was preceded by husband, Jose Joe Gonzales, son Paul Gonzales and brother Eugene Aguirre.

Survivors include husband Roy A. Ortega of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law Marty and Lilly Gonzales of Boyton Beach, Fla.; daughter Frances Lopez of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law Teresa and Danny Conaway of Murchison; son Pete Gonzales of Plano; son and daughter-in-law Joe and Helen Gonzales of Angus; son and daughter-in-law Nick and Sylvia Gonzales of Corsicana; sons Esmal Gonzales and Eugene Gonzales, both of Corsicana; step-daughters Melissa Modesta Sanchez of Corsicana and Rita Bowman of Oklahoma City; step-son Roy Ortega Jr. of Corsicana; 27 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Manuela Gonzales of Corsicana; and numerous cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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JENEVA ORTEGA

Jeneva Ortega, 86, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2007 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

A Rosary service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Mrs. Ortega was born Sept. 5, 1920 in George West. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She loved to garden.

She was preceded by husband, Jose Joe Gonzales, son Paul Gonzales and brother Eugene Aguirre.

Survivors include husband Roy A. Ortega of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law Marty and Lilly Gonzales of Boyton Beach, Fla.; daughter Frances Lopez of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law Teresa and Danny Conaway of Murchison; son Pete Gonzales of Plano; son and daughter-in-law Joe and Helen Gonzales of Angus; son and daughter-in-law Nick and Sylvia Gonzales of Corsicana; sons Esmal Gonzales and Eugene Gonzales, both of Corsicana; step-daughters Melissa Modesta Sanchez of Corsicana and Rita Bowman of Oklahoma City; step-son Roy Ortega Jr. of Corsicana; 27 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Manuela Gonzales of Corsicana; and numerous cousins.


Nancy Sue (Morgan) Montgomery
May 7, 1940 - Feb 1, 2007

Nancy Sue Montgomery

Nancy Sue Montgomery, 66, passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at Richland-Chambers.

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

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Pattison Cemetery with Brother Matt Conner officiating.

Mrs. Montgomery was born May 7, 1940, in Chatfield to Mark Morgan and Oneta Farmer Morgan. She was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Rice.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Kami Dickens.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Edgar Lee Montgomery, whom she married on Aug. 29, 1957; sons, Lee Montgomery Jr. and wife Janette of Rice and Scott Montgomery and wife Tamera of Emhouse; daughter, Lynette Montgomery Dickens and husband Mark of Tupelo; grandchildren, Crystal Montgomery, Daniel and Wendy Montgomery, David and Melissa Saucedo, Jeremy and Jessica Owen, Sarah Dickens, Jeff and Kyle Montgomery; great-grandchildren, Adrian Saucedo and Gracie Owen; mother-in-law, Ernie Fincher; brothers and sisters, Wayne and Marlene Morgan of Emhouse, Wilma Morgan of Richland-Chambers, Barbara and Larry Bailey of Rice and Jerry and Shirley Morgan of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Nancy Sue Montgomery

Nancy Sue Montgomery, 66, of Richland Chambers, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2007 at her residence.

Nancy was born May 7, 1940 in Chatfield, Texas to Mark Morgan and Oneta Farmer Morgan.

Graveside services have been set for Saturday, February 3, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Pattison Cemetery with Brother Matt Conner officiating. Vistiation has been set for Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Nancy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rice and she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter Kami Dickens.

Surviving relatives include husband of 49 years, Edgar Lee Montgomery whom she married on August 29, 1957. Her children Lee Montgomery Jr. and wife Janette of Rice; Scott Montgomery and wife Tamera of Emhouse; Lynette Montgomery Dickens and husband Mark of Tueplo. Grandchildren Crystal Montgomery, Daniel and Wendy Montgomery, David and Melissa Saucedo, Jeremy and Jessica Owen, Sarah Dickens, Jeff and Kyle Montgomery. Great Grandchildren Adrian Saucedo and Gracie Owen. Mother in law Ernie Fincher. Brothers and Sisters Wayne and Marlene Morgan of Emhouse; Wilma Morgan of Richland Chambers; Barbara and Larry Bailey of Rice; Jerry and Shirley Morgan of Corsicana. Numerous nieces and nephews


Rita (Hohmann) Coffey
Feb 20, 1930 - Feb 6, 2007

The home-going celebration of Rita Hohmann Coffey, 76, of Chatfield will be on Friday. Rita went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, following a lengthy illness. She fought a hard battle to the end.

Rita was born Feb. 20, 1930, in Mainz, Germany, to Valentine and Anna Maria Hohmann. She met the love of her life, Leon, in Germany during his time served in Mainz, Germany, during World War II. They married in Germany and she joined the Coffey family in Chatfield in the 1950s.

She was known for baking and sharing of her wonderful cakes and candies. She was known to all as a giver of herself to others. She enjoyed trying new recipes that she received from her family in Germany as well as the many cherished cookbooks she used, especially her “Taste of Home” selections. She loved her church family and the many longtime friends she had there. She came to know the Lord under the pastorate of Brother B.J. and Sister Jimmie Johnson. She was a longtime member of First Pentecostal Church of God, now Calvary Worship Center of Corsicana.

The Coffey family would like to invite all of the friends and family of Rita Coffey to join them from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home to share the life of Rita and reminisce of the fun times she shared with everyone.

The Coffey service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. The service will be held jointly by her nephew, the Rev. Bill Coffey, and her pastor, Dr. Gary Johnson. Music will be provided by Mrs. Coffey’s niece and nephew, Brenda and Mike Bailey. Interment will follow at New Chatfield Cemetery. Also at the interment will be the honorary ROTC flag corps in celebration in the home-going of Rita as well as reuniting with the love of her life, Leon. Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall at Calvary Worship Center.

Pallbearers will be nephews Ronnie Ogburn, Roy Coffey, Tim Dickerson, Bill Coffey and Larry Horn. Honorary pallbearers will be great nephews ROTC Senior Airman Jeremy J. Bailey and ROTC Airman First Class Jody M. Bailey bearing commemorative flags from both Germany and the United States of America in memory of the meeting and marriage of Leon and Rita Coffey during World War II in Germany.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R.L. “Leon” Coffey, the love of her life, in 1990; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Willie Mae Coffey Pierce of Ennis, Lee Roy Coffey of Brownsboro, Harvey Coffey of Chatfield, Billy D. Coffey of Corsicana and Birtie Faye Coffey of Corsicana. Also preceding her in death was Judy, her beloved rat terrier in 2003.

Rita is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Gernot and Ann Marie Hohmann of Mainz, Germany; niece and nephew, Britta and Bernhard Ketzler, Nina and Marsha of Mainz, Germany; nephew and niece, Joerg and Janette Hohmann, Maja and twins Melina and Mirco of Mainz, Germany; nephew, Markus Hohmann of Dill, Germany; special cousins, Elizabeth and Andy of Germany; the Labon family of Telton, Germany; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Earl and Gladys Coffey Ogburn of Roane, George and Sandra Coffey of Chatfield, Carlos and Mary Coffey Garza of Corsicana, Troy Pierce of Ennis, Carolyn Coffey Horn of Corsicana, Evelyn Coffey of Brownsboro and Betty Coffey of Chatfield; and a host of nieces and nephews from both Texas and Germany as well as a host of cousins and relatives from Germany.

A very special heartfelt thanks is extended by the family of Rita Hohmann Coffey to the second floor staff of Navarro Regional Hospital for providing exceptional care and consideration not only to Rita, but the family as well. We have never seen a more caring and considerate group of people! Another exceptional exhibition of love and care was shown by Dr. and Mrs. Kyle Hamilton. Rita considered the Hamiltons her extended family and we appreciate the fact that you reciprocated that love to our loved one.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Helen Jayne (Minefee) Graves
Nov 28, 1940 - Feb 6, 2007

Helen Jayne Minefee Graves, 66, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, after a short battle with cancer.

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

Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Rodney Bancroft and Steve Orbison officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Paschal Nichols, Tad Bates, Mike Kaster, Charlie Robinson, Jerry Morehead and Gary Morehead. Honorary pallbearers will be Sonny Weakley, Bud Glanville, David Jock, Mickey McCain, Chuck Goff and Wayne Pritchett.

Mrs. Graves was born Nov. 28, 1940, in Navarro County where she spent her entire life. At a young age, she gave her heart and soul to Christ and she was a member of Providence Baptist Church in the Mildred area. She went to school in Blooming Grove where she played softball and basketball. Later she met Douglas, married and moved to Mildred in 1957. She worked for six years with Texas Miller Hat Company, then 12 1/2 years for Haggar Slacks. In January 1977, she began working for Curington Cleaners as the alteration person, where she worked until December 2006 when her health forced her to retire. She also ran a small sewing shop at her home for 30 years. On the weekend she and her husband ran the concession stand for six years for horse events throughout the year at the Navarro County Exposition Center. They were horse lovers and rode in horse events for many years. They were active in Tri-Co. Horse Association, Roane Riding Club as well as the Retreat Riding Club. For over 40 years, they were members and workers with the Central Texas Quarter Horse Association, where she served as president for several years as well as other offices over the years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Wesley and Gladys Ella Minefee; husband, Douglas Eugene Graves; daughter, Debbie Lynn Graves Glanville; and two sisters, Frances Louise Minefee and Patsy Gelene Hanson.

Survivors include her son, Larry Gene Graves and Lexia of Corsicana; grandchildren, Crystal and Aaron Teerlink of Urbana, Mo., Donnie and Melissa Morehead of Sedalia, Mo., Charlie Glanville, Cassandra Glanville and son-in-law Charles “Bud” Glanville, all of Urbana, Mo.; brothers, Johnny and Sandra Minefee of Fort Worth and Donnie and Teresa Minefee of Benbrook; sisters, Marie and J.L. Bentley of Burleson, Dorothy and Edwin Grounds of Everman and Linda and Larry Lackey of Joshua; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church of your choice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Christine "Chris" (Hanks) McGraw
Jun 18, 1928 - Feb 6, 2007

Chris McGraw

Chris McGraw, 78, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at Twilight Home.

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

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating.

Mrs. McGraw was born June 18, 1928, in Ennis. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She was Dr. Mertz’s nurse for 42 years, where she was also one of the first employees of Medical Arts Clinic.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Erwin McGraw; and mother and stepfather, Ruby and C.C. Carroll.

Survivors include her uncle, Harvey Farmer of Corsicana; cousins, Billy and Peggy McCulloch and Kenneth and Mable Foster, all of Purdon; and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cedar Lake or to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Anna Melba (Cowden) Foster
Oct 11, 1921 - Feb 2, 2007

Anna Melba Cowden Foster was born Oct. 11, 1921 in Corsicana, the third daughter of Queenie Mai (Bell) and Grover Cleveland Cowden. She passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at Georgetown Hospital after a short battle with pneumonia. She was in state at the Gabriels Funeral Chapel from noon, until 5 p.m., and the family received friends from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

Graveside services were noon today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery on FM 2555, just outside Corsicana, with Dr. Dan Bonner of The Wesleyan Homes in Georgetown officiating.

Melba graduated from Corsicana High School at the age of 16 and graduated with honors from the TWU/Scott & White nursing program. She was working in various hospitals in the San Antonio area when she met Randolph N. Foster Jr. of Ennis. They were married Dec. 18, 1943 in San Antonio. She continued her nursing career through the war years and later was active in Faculty Wives and other groups associated with her husband’s positions at colleges and universities. She was an avid bird enthusiast, as well as an excellent gardener and especially loved her roses. She was also an excellent seamstress, making everything from wedding gowns to men’s suits.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her oldest sister, Elizabeth Adair of Austin. Melba is survived by her husband, Randolph, son, Nelson and his wife Jo Ann of Mesa, Ariz.

She also is survived by her grandson Brandon and his wife, Stefanie and their children Isabella and Adam and grandson Tyson and his daughters, Marisa and Skylar. She also leaves her daughter Carol Kennedy and her husband Mike of Casper, Wyo. and her older sister, Frances Cowden of Houston and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins as well as many good friends.

Her kindness and compassion will be remembered and missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wesleyan Nursing Home, 2001 Scenic Dr., Georgetown, Texas 78626.

Arrangements by The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, Georgetown.

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Anna Melba Foster
CORSICANA, Texas -- Graveside services for Anna Melba Cowden Foster, 85, will be held at noon Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, on CR 25, in Corsicana, Texas, with Dr. Dan Bonner officiating. - Casper Star Tribune - Wyoming


Imogene (Taylor) Vickers
May 5, 1926 - Feb 7, 2007

Imogene Taylor Vickers

Imogene Taylor Vickers, 80, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, in Corsicana.

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

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. Mark Luera officiating. Interment will follow at
Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Trent Linch, Richie Holloway, Robert Gray, Bruce Adams, Jackie Bounds, Jasin Bounds and Terry Farmer.

Mrs. Vickers was born May 5, 1926. She was a member of First Christian Church. She was a secretary at Bowie Elementary in the 1970s. She was a secretary for the Navarro County Justice of the Peace in 1980s, as well as working at the State Home as an accountant in Corsicana. She loved Shreveport, La.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Vickers; and son, Stephen Vickers.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Troy Lane of Corsicana; two grandsons, Gary Lane and wife Stacy of Corsicana and Garrett Lane of Corsicana; sister, Marjorie Ethridge of Greenville; and two brothers, Norris Taylor of Utah and Grady Taylor of Granbury.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Carrie Ann Simmons
Feb 28, 1930 - Feb 6, 2007

Carrie Ann Simmons, 76, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, in Corsicana.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

She was born Feb. 28, 1930, in Kirvin.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Willard and Brenda Simmons of Kaufman; daughter and son-in-law, Tommye Jean and David Hansen of Benicia, Calif.; grandson and wife, Kenny and Jennifer Simmons of Mesquite; granddaughter and husband, Erin and John Leathers of Kaufman; great-grandsons, Landon Simmons of Mesquite and John leathers III of Kaufman; great-granddaughter, Bailee Leathers of Kaufman; sister, Christine Murphy of Corsicana; and niece, Helen Ann Hall of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Bob ‘Patches’ Hailey
Nov 29, 1929 - Feb 1, 2007

Bob ‘Patches’ Hailey, 77, of Frost passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007 at Twilight Nursing Home.

Wake services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2007 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Services will be noon Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007 at Hopewell Baptist Church in Centerville with the Rev. A.L. Thidodeaux officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery in Centerville.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

Mr. Hailey was born Nov. 29, 1929 in Hopewell.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Easter Hailey; wife Pollie Hailey; and three children.

Survivors include daughters Jannie Hailey and Bessie Scott, both of Corsicana; sons Larry James Hailey (Ernestine) of Mertens and Bobby Hailey (Celestine) and Tommy Hailey (Betty), all of Corsicana; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Funeral Home.

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Rosita G. Martinez
abt 1929 - Feb 6, 2007

Rosita G. Martinez, 78, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, in Corsicana. Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Rosita G. Martinez
Rosita G. Martinez, 78, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, in Corsicana. There are no services scheduled at this time. The family has chosen cremation services.


Edward Grant Sr.
Apr 28, 1918 - Feb 1, 2007

Edward Grant Sr., 88, of Streetman passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at New Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Earnest Betts officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hall Cemetery in Winkler.

Pallbearers will be Mark Grant, Michael Grant, William Grant, Kenneth Torrance, Joseph Shed and Charles Grant. Honorary pallbearers will be Melvin Bryant, Freddie Clark, Robert Lewis Bryant, Samuel Bryant, James Grant and Colby Grant.

Mr. Grant was born April 28, 1918, in Winkler. He was a faithful member of the AME Church in Winkler until his health failed. He was a longtime farmer and rancher of Freestone County. His hobbies included working in the yard, gardening, fishing, reading and spending time with his dogs, Dusty and Ben.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jonas and Martha Grant; four brothers, Joseph Grant, Bryant T. Grant, Louis Charles Grant and Dewey Grant; four sisters, Elnora, Ora B., Lula Mae and Irene; and one son, Wiley James Grant.

Survivors include his loving wife of 68 years, Mary Betts Grant of Streetman; one son, Edward Grant Jr. (Gracie) of Streetman; four daughters, Gladys Hall (Joe) of Kerens, Bobbie Torrance (Walter) of Fort Worth, Minnie Shed of Arlington, and Erma Eatmon (Joe) of Fairfield; 26 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Dwayne Keith Lawrence
abt 1958 - Feb 5, 2007

Dwayne Keith Lawrence, 49, of Navarro County passed away Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, in Kerens. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Rev. Charles Douglas, pastor, with the Rev. Nathan Carter officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Myrtle (Long) Lamkin
Jul 24, 1920 - Feb 5, 2007

Myrtle Arvella (Long) Lamkin, 86, of Ball Ground, Ga., formerly of Dawson, passed away Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, in Canton, Ga.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Mott officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Mrs. Lamkin was born July 24, 1920, in Wheeler to Frank and Johnnie (Keesee) Long. She was a longtime resident of Dawson before moving to Georgia. Mrs. Lamkin was a homemaker, member of the Order of Eastern Star and First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and by her husband, Harry Lamkin in 1985.

Survivors include two sons, Brent Lamkin and wife Karen of Atlanta, Ga., and Kenneth Lamkin and wife Linda of Little Rock, Ark.; a brother, Bud Long of Taft, Calif.; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard

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Marie Elizabeth Johnson
Aug 5, 1927 - Feb 6, 2007

Marie Elizabeth Johnson, 79, of Conroe passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, in Corsicana. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Marie Elizabeth Johnson

Mrs. Marie Elizabeth Johnson, 79, of Conroe passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 in Corsicana. She was born on August 5, 1927 in Ganado, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her Daughter, Geneva Wigley.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by her Husband, Henry B. Johnson of Conroe, TX., Her Son, Tommy Turney, Jr. of Apalachie, FL.

Mrs. Johnson was cremated and no services are planned at this time.

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Odie Mae Wilson
Oct 30, 1910 - Feb 2, 2007

Mrs. Odie Mae Wilson, 96, of Ennis passed away on Friday, February 2, 2007 in Dallas, Texas. She was born on October 30, 1910 in Corsicana, Texas.
She was employed with Ennis Business Forms for 30+ years, after retirement she became involved in Home Nursing Care for 25 years.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 4, 2007 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 5, 2007 at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Irvin Anthony officiating.

She is survived by her Daughter & Son-in-Law, Gwendolyn & Larry Lamp of Gun Barrel City, TX., Sons & Daughters-in-Law, Odell & Jean Wilson of Ennis, TX & Rickey & Becky Wilson of Waxahachie, TX. Eighteen Grandchildren, Thirty-One Great Grandchildren, and One Great Great Grandchild.


Bruce Lynn Oakley
May 9, 1954 - Feb 2, 2007

Bruce Lynn Oakley, 52, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2007 at Baylor Medical Center. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with interment at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Scurry with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating.

Mr. Oakley was born on May 9, 1954 in Dallas.

He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law Heath and Curran Oakley of Rice, Michael and Holly Oakley of Mission; sons Seth Oakley of Denton, Joshua Oakley of Corsicana; grandchildren Emily Oakley of Breckenridge, Heath Michael Oakley of Breckenridge, Justin Alsup of Rice, Dalton Oakley of Rice and Fiona Ann Oakley of Mission.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Bruce Lynn

Mr. Bruce Lynn , 52, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, February 2, 2007 in Dallas, Texas. He was born on May 9, 1954 in Dallas, Texas.

He worked as a diesel mechanic.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 5, 2007 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m on Tuesday at the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Scurry, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his Sons & Daughters-in-Law, Heath & Curran Oakley of Rice, TX, Michael & Holly Okaley of Mission, TX., Seth Oakley of Denton, TX., and Joshua Oakley of Corsicana, TX., Granddaughters, Emily Oakley of Breckenridge, TX. & Fiona Ann Oakley of Mission, TX., Grandsons, Heath Michael Oakley of Breckenridge, TX., Justin Alsup of Rice, TX., and Dalton Oakley of Rice, TX., Sister Diane.


Mary (Hitt) Johns
Apr 14, 1925 - Feb 7, 2007

Mary Hitt Johns, 81, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, in Arlington.
Graveside service: 1 p.m. Saturday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

Survivors: sons, Billy Hatch of Sulphur Springs, Charley Geer of Fort Worth, and Ronnie Geer of Hill County; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, James K. Hitt of Arlington and Johnny McClure of Corsicana; and sister, Ann Egler of Mesquite.

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  • Ft. Worth Star-Telegram on Feb 9, 2007

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Mary Hitt Johns, 81, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007 at Medical Center Arlington. Visitation will 9:00am - 9:00pm Friday February 9,2007 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services are 1:00 pm Saturday February 10, 2007 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove.


Donald Ray Curry
Dec 6, 1938 - Jan 16, 2006

Donald Ray Curry, age 67 of Magnolia, passed away on January 16, 2006. Mr. Curry is survived by his wife, Barbara Curry; daughters, Michelle Hayes and husband Mike, Carol Tisdale and husband Andy, Vicky Phillips and husband Paul, and Sherry Bennett and husband Danny; sister, Linda Fontenot; 8 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 2:00pm at Pattison Cemetery with Pastor Jim Daniel officiating.


George Madison Pattison
Jan 4, 1923 - Oct 17, 2006

George Madison Pattison, the son of Mr. Jim and Ms. Evelyn Pattison, was born on January 4, 1923 in Pattison, Texas. George was a descendent of an 1834 Land Grant Family; he was a longtime resident of Pattison where he was a graduate of Pattison High School. He continued his education earning his Bachelors Degree at Houston Baptist University and his Masters Degree at the University of St. Thomas. George served in World War II as a radio technician with the 20th Air Force on the island of Guam.

He loved people and Christian ministry was his life's work. He actively served as minister, Sunday school teacher, Boy Scout Leader, and a mentor to numerous young people. His love for people was evident in the kindness he showed to all who knew him. For his community George Pattison established the Brandyburg Scholarship at Royal High School for a deserving graduate.

George passed away Monday, October 17, 2006 at the age of 83, at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford, Illinois. He is survived by his brother: Joseph C. Pattison and his wife, Marie, of Pattison; sister: Corrie P. Tatum and her husband, John, of Pattison; devoted friend: Gean Carey of Rockford, Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Pattison was preceded in death by his parents, James and Evelyn; wife, Verna; half-brothers, James and Vernon; and half-sisters, Vivian and Jo Addie.

Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2006 at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Brookshire.

Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 22, 2006 at the Pattison United Methodist Church with Reverend Herb Stallknecht officiating and Father David DuBois assisting. Pallbearers were John P. Tatum, John Tatum, Michael Tatum, Al Ruble, Lawrence Brandyburg and Andrew Buy. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Keith Tingle, Sidney Levine, Oliver Kitzman, Karl Micklitz, Joe Carey and Bill Carey.

Interment followed in the Pattison Cemetery. In lieu of usual remembrances, friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the Pattison United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 67, Pattison, TX 77466.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home in Brookshire, TX.

Joe Alton Fowler
Oct 13, 1914 - Feb 11, 2007
 

Joe Alton ‘Jughead’ Fowler

Joe Alton “Jughead” Fowler, 92, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, in Corsicana. He was born Oct. 13, 1914, in Bardwell to Joseph and Josie Floyd Fowler.

Mr. Fowler was a member of Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Retreat. Joe was the vice president for the Pickett Riding Club for a number of years. His love for horses and young people made this an easy job and his life’s passion. Being the city marshal for Retreat and a member of the volunteer fire department for years kept him busy.

Joe worked at Oil City Iron Works and retired leaving many good friends. He lived life to the fullest and will be missed by family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Retreat with the Rev. William Dollar officiating.

Mr. Fowler is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Roger Stewart of Corsicana; daughter, Patty Hardgrave of Corsicana; son-in-law, Jeff Hardgrave of Dallas; granddaughter, Ally Hardgrave of Corsicana; sisters, Opal Steele, Floy Kirby and Annie Chenault; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends in Corsicana and very close friends at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

Mr. Fowler was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Fowler; grandson, Chad Stewart; parents, Joe and Josie Fowler; and brothers, E.J. Fowler and Claude Fowler.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 4094 Farm-to-Market Road 709, Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Billy Charles Kennedy
July 2, 1939 - Feb 10, 2007

Billy C. Kennedy - 02/13/07

Billy C. Kennedy, Ed., D., of Duncanville, passed away Feb. 10, 2007. A graduate of Baylor University, Dr. Kennedy retired in 1990 after 31 years in public education. He had served as superintendent of schools for Goose Creek CISD in Baytown, Greenville ISD and Cedar Hill ISD. Since 1990, Bill had worked for a number of publishing companies selling curriculum materials and taught as an adjunct in the College of Education at Dallas Baptist University. He was a well-known and respected educator across the state of Texas.

Bill is survived by his wife, Jeanette Kennedy; children, Kim McManus and husband Mark of Red Oak, Greg Kennedy and wife Angela of Jewett, and Amy Bender of DeSoto; stepson, David Sink and wife Tara of Plano; grandchildren, Greg McManus, Haylie Bender, Amanda McManus, Caitlyn Kennedy, Madison Kennedy, Jordan Corn and Troy Cameron Sink; his mother, Evelyn Kennedy of Teague; and a brother, Jack N. Kennedy of Silver City.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, Charles Kennedy.

Funeral service was scheduled for 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church, 323 W. Wheatland Road, Duncanville, with Dr. Michael Oden officiating. Interment will be held at 3 p.m. today at Younger Cemetery in Silver City.

Memorial donations may be made to Family First Hospice, 109 S.W. Main St., Ennis, TX 75119; or First Christian Church, 208 S. Main St., Duncanville, TX 75116.

Arrangements by Jaynes Memorial Chapel, Duncanville.

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Alta Marie (Carter) McKee
Apr 9, 1924 - Feb 12, 2007


Marie Carter McKee

Marie Carter McKee, 82, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, in Corsicana.

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

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Bedard officiating.

Mrs. McKee was born April 9, 1924, in Mexia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.T. McKee; son, Marcus Wayne McKee; sister, Betty Stretcher; and parents, Joseph C. and Tessie Carter.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra (McKee) and Charles Maines of Muldrow, Okla.; granddaughters, Rachel McKee of Sugar Land and Rebecca McKee of Comanche; and brother-in-law, Joe D. Stretcher of Dallas.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Alta Marie McKee

Mrs. Marie Carter McKee, 82, of Corsicana passed away on Monday, February 12, 2007 in Corsicana. She was born on April 9, 1924 in Mexia, Texas.
She was employed with Navarro Regional Hospital as a Lab Technician.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2007 at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Michael Bedard officiating.

Mrs. McKee was preceded in death by her Husband, J.T. McKee, Son, Marcus Wayne McKee, Sister, Betty Stretcher, and Parents, Joseph C. & Tessie Carter.

She is survived by her Daughter & Son-in-Law, Sandra & Charles Maines of Muldrow, Oklahoma, Granddaughters, Rachel McKee of Sugarland, TX & Rebecca McKee of Comanche, TX., Brother-in-Law, Joe D. Stretcher of Dallas, TX.


James Edgar ‘Jim’ Calhoun
Feb 28, 1929 - Feb 12, 2007

James Edgar “Jim” Calhoun, 77, of Edom passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, in Tyler after a lengthy illness. He was born Feb. 28, 1929, in Corsicana, the youngest child of William E. and Annie Fay (Cathey) Calhoun.

At the time of his death, he was a member of New Beginnings Baptist Church of Edom. His long career, spanning over several decades of radio, television and public relations, first began as an announcer at KAND radio station in Corsicana during his senior year in high school. From there he worked at radio and television stations in several other Texas towns including Athens and Tyler, gaining experience in every facet of the industry. He was instrumental in establishing many broadcast stations around the area as the on-air personality for newscasts and mid-day music, programming, production, sales and marketing. He was always a “people person,” and radio quickly became his favorite outlet, where he was able to connect with his listeners on a very personal level in every market he served.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Billy Calhoun and William Calvin Calhoun; brother-in-law, Clifton A. Pickering; and daughter, Stephanie Little.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel Calhoun of Edom; two daughters, Kathy and husband Mike Wood of Greenville and Lynne and husband Dennis Waller of Montgomery; one son, Stanley Castleberry of Edom; his sister, Mildred Pickering of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, Meredith and husband Michael Anderson, Jeff and wife Amy Wood, Brad Pace, Jesse Little, Jayme Coleman, Donie Little, Zowie Little and Daniel Waller; three great-grandchildren, Caroline Anderson, Sydney Anderson and Landon Wood; a niece, Carolyn Stewart of Richardson; and numerous cousins and extended family members.

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

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Eubank Chapel in Canton with the Rev. Shelby Davidson and the Rev. James Golden officiating. Burial and graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with the Rev. Bill Honea officiating.

Pallbearers will include Mike Jordan, Sam Jordan, Pat Jordan, Jack Gandy, Billy Gandy, Kent Gandy, Ricky Gandy, Steven Gandy and Wayne Adams.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to New Beginnings Baptist Church, 424 VZ CR 4807, Ben Wheeler, TX 75754; or Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701.

Arrangements by Eubank Funeral Home, Canton.

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James Madison Ivie
Oct 8, 1928 - Feb 11, 2007

James Madison Ivie, 78, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, in Corsicana.

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

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery.

Mr. Ivie was born Oct. 8, 1928, in Purdon. He graduated from Purdon High School. He was employed with Bell Helicopter as a pattern maker, retiring after many years of service. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a 32nd degree mason, recently receiving his 50-year pin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Simeon and Roxie Ivie; brothers, Roy, Calvin, Doe, Lewis, Arnold and Daniel Ivie; sisters, Gladys Brown, Sula Ward, Katherine Hodges, Maudine Priddy, Edith Stephenson, Faith Freeman and Lucille Burns.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Ivie of Corsicana; daughter, Evonne Blackwell of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Debra Ivie of Big Spring and Jeff and Terri Ivie of San Antonio; stepdaughters, Wendy Darley of Corsicana and Cindy Durham and husband Keith of Van; stepson, Chuck Miller of Corsicana; grandsons, Andrew Blackwell of Corsicana, Erin Ivie, Michael Ivie and Brendan Ivie, all of San Antonio, and Shane Haney of Big Spring; granddaughters, Richelle Blackwell and Ivie Blackwell, both of Corsicana, Nicole Harbour and husband Brian and Casey Martin and husband Michael, all of Big Spring, and Natilie Ivie of San Antonio; step grandson, Clee Finley and wife Morgan of Smithville; step granddaughters, Jennifer Williams and husband Steven of Fort Worth, Kelly Britton and husband Shawn of Rockwall, and Jordan Durham of Van; great-granddaughter, Ava Grace Martin of Big Spring; step great-granddaughter, Madison Jennings of Rockwall; step great-grandson, Lawson Williams of Fort Worth; sisters, Pearl Bates of Rockwall and Joann Freeman and husband Butch of Mart; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jerry Dwayne Jarrell
abt 1965 - Feb 8, 2007

Jerry Dwayne Jarrell
Jerry Dwayne Jarrell, resident of Dallas, Texas, passed away Thursday, Fabruary 8, 2007 in Dallas at the age of 42 years. Jerry was born on March 17, 1964 in Dallas, Texas. He was preceded in death by his mother Carolynn Ann Morgan Parsons and daughter: Ashley Marie Jarrell. Survivors include his sons: Jeremy Jarrell and Casey Jarrell both of Balch Springs. One granddaughter. Grandmother: Lillian Dennis of Dallas. Brothers and sisters: Rickey Lionel Jarrell of Irving, Teresa Ann Cook-Freeman and Husband Steven D. of Gun Barrell City, Tammy Darlene Cook and husband Benny John Sr. of Corsicana, Don W. Parson of Gun Barrell City, and Samantha D. Vargas and husband Mitchel of Lewisville. Uncle: James Morgan of Dallas. Step-father: Jerry D. Parsons of Streetman. Numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held graveside at Cade Cemetery in Streetman on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.

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Jerry Dwayne Jarrell

Jerry Dwayne Jarrell, 42, of Dallas passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007 in Dallas. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cade Cemetery in Streetman.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Dorothy Nell Vyers
Jan 30, 1928 - Feb 12, 2007

Dorothy Nell Vyers, 79, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, in Corsicana. Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

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DOROTHY NELL VYERS

Miss Dorothy Nell Vyers, age 78, of Navarro, Texas, died Monday, February 12, 2007, at her residence in Navarro.
She is survived by Sister-in-Law-Gladys Vyers of Denison, Texas, Niece-Terri Bassham of Corsicana, TX as well as numerous Nieces & Nephews.

She was preceded in death by her Parents-Frank & Ella Mae Vyers, Sister-Maggie Vyers, Sister-Cleo Bell Vyers, Sister-Bertha Mae Vyers, Sister-Mable Pollock, Sister-Frankie Plant, Sister-Willie Mae Bassham, Brother-Raymond Vyers, Brother-Leroy Vyers, Brother-Jim Vyers and Niece-Elizabeth Oakley.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, February 15, 2007 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 AM Friday, February 16, 2007 , with Rev. Benny Horn and Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse, Texas.


Earlester James
abt 1936 - Feb 2, 2007

Earlester James, 71, of Los Angeles, Calif., passed away Feb. 2, 2007, in Los Angeles, Calif. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 S. Fifth St., with Pastor Larry L. Polk Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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