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Daniel Cheshier

Daniel Cheshier, 17 days old, died Jan 30, 1989 at Scott and White Hospital in Temple.
Graveside services will be 5 p.m. Wednesday in Dresden Cemetery, with John Kinnaird officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his mother, Brenda Lee Cheshier, of Frost; father, Chris Barbee, of Corsicana; three brothers, Kevin Lee, Justin Lee and Dustin Lee, all of Frost; and grandparents, Buddy and Barbara Cheshier, of Frost, Diane Barbee, of Corsicana, and Hershel Barbee, of Arizona.

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L. T. "Bus" McGaugh
Jan 26, 1907 - Jan 31, 1989

L. T. (Bus) McGaugh, 82, of El Campo, died Jan 30, 1989, at his residence. Services were held Tuesday, Jan 31, 1989, in El Campo.
McGaugh was born Jan 26, 1907, in Richland. He was a retired superintendent for Pierce Oil Company in El Campo. He was a Master Mason and past Worshipful Master of the El Campo Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Harris McGaugh of El Campo; one son, Mickey McGaugh of Angleton; one daughter, Dana Weakley of Palacios; two brothers, Joe McGaugh of Corsicana and Vernon McGaugh of Tyler; six sisters, Mrs. Lola Mayo of Baytown, Mrs. Evie Keeling of Wortham, Mrs. Velma Shults of Marble Falls, Mrs. Vanus DeArmon of Waco, Mrs. Jimmie Conrad of Shreveport, LA, and Mrs. Erna Burns of Tyler; and seven grandchildren.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb 1, 1989
  • From the collection of Pat Bunch, posted by Edward L. Williams

Charlotte Jenett Reese
abt 1960 - Jan 31, 1989

Charlotte Jenett Reese, 29, of Dallas, died Jan 31, 1989, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
Wake services will be 8 p.m. Friday.
Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Second Mission Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tommy Gene Bowens officiating.  Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by one daughter, Tamica Reese, of Dallas; father, Joe Louis Reese, of Corsicana; mother and stepfather Charlene Barton & Sammy Barton, of Dallas; four brothers, James E. Reese, Perry L. Reese, Jerry L. Reese and Harold D. Reese, all of Dallas; maternal grandmother, Delta Williams, of Corsicana; parental grand-stepgrandmother, Ruby Nell Newton, of Bryant.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb 2, 1989
  • From the collection of Pat Bunch, posted by Edward L. Williams

Ruby Lee White
abt 1920 - Jan 29, 1989

Mrs. Ruby Lee White
Mrs. Ruby Lee White, 69, of Corsicana, died Jan. 29, 1989, at her residence.
Wake services will be 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bethel A.M.E. Church, with the Rev. Howard Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in the Sylycauga Cemetery in Sylycauga, Ala. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by one sister, Ida Mae Odum, of Sylycauga, Ala.; and one niece, Wilda Odum Roy, of The Colony, Texas.

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Coy Harold Crabb
Oct 24, 1903 - Feb 1, 1989

Coy H. Crab
Coy Harold Crabb, 85, of Corsicana died Feb 1, 1989 at South Limestone Hospital in Groesbeck.
Graveside services will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include; one stepson, Thomas Barker of Groesbeck; three stepdaughters, Edna Dunlap of Mexia, Mary Shriver of Waco, and Georgia Bachtell of Milwaukee; and a sister-in-law, Opal Crabb of Bremond.

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Myrtis Ivy G. Melton
Jun 18, 1906 - Feb 1, 1989

Myrtis Melton
Myrtis Melton, 82, of Blooming Grove, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. Burial will follow in Dresden Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Maurice Melton of Houston; one daughter, Doris Gonzales, of Blooming Grove; two sisters, Monta Mae Clark of Amarillo and Oma England of Fort Worth; one brother Woodrow Melton of Wichita Falls; and eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb 2, 1989
  • From the collection of Pat Bunch, posted by Edward L. Williams
  • Wife of Lill Melton

Joe Cook
abt 1958 - Jan 22, 1989

Joe Cook
Joe Cook, 31, formerly of Dawson, died Jan. 22, 1989 in Cleveland, Tennessee.
He was born in Dawson and graduated from Dawson High School in 1976.
Services and burial were in Cleveland, Tn.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa, of Cleveland; parents, Peter and Ruth Cook of Cleveland; one sister, Sandy Howard of Athens; one grandmother, Sulleta French, of Dawson; and three nephews.

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Vernie (Johnson) Nelson
Mar 7, 1896 - Feb 2, 1989

Mrs. Vernie Johnson Nelson
Mrs. Vernie Johnson Nelson, 92, of Dawson, died Feb. 2, 1989, in Lafayette, La.
Services will be at the First United Methodist Church of Dawson, with the Rev. D. Keith Beck officiating. Burial will be in Dawson Cemetery. Wade Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Nelson was born March 7, 1896, in Penelope, Texas, and was a resident of Dawson since 1899.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Nelson, and one daughter, Bessie Jo Nelson.
Survivors include one daughter, Marjorie Currey, of Lafayette La.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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Mrs. Vernie Johnson Nelson
Mrs. Vernie Johnson Nelson, 92, of Dawson, died Feb. 2, 1989 in Lafayette, La.
Services will be at the First United Methodist Church of Dawson, with the Rev. D. Keith Beck officiating. Burial will be in Dawson Cemetery. Wade Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She had been a Dawson resident since 1899, and was a former school teacher for several years in Central Texas. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Dawson.  She attended T.W.C. in Fort Worth. She was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Nelson, and a daughter, Bessie Jo Nelson.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Currey of Lafayette, La.; two grand-children, two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Wilmer Hale, Dieter Meins, Chad McManus, David Nelson Currey, Marion Hampton, Conrad Newton, and Neil Clark.
Honorary pallbearers will be Wilbert Meyer and Dr. John Mitchell.

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Billie Joyce Young
abt 1974 - Feb 1, 1989

Billie J. Young
Bilie Joyce Young, 15,  of Waco died Feb. 1, 1989 at Killeen Metroplex Hospital.
Wake services will be 6 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. C.M. Young officiating. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her parents Billie and Gussie Young of Waco; two brothers, Anderson W. Young of Denton, and Randy Young of Waco; three sisters, Katrina L. Young, Jan Christie Young both of Waco, and Rhonda Copney of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be James Nealy, Earley R. Young, James Borkchum, and Raymond Chatman.

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Olivia (Johnson) Blissett
Oct 18, 1900 - Feb 3, 1989

Olivia Blissett
Olivia Blissett, 88, of Dallas, died Feb. 3, 1989 in Dallas.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens, with the Rev. Chuck Biscoe officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
She was born Oct 18, 1900, in the Oak Grove Community to W. F. Johnson and Laura Waldrup. She was a resident of Gladewater for 42 years and a resident of Dallas for five years.
She is survived by her husband, Roland Blissett, of Dallas; two daughters, Claudia Cunningham, of Dallas, and Jo Warren, of Garland; three brothers, O.B. Johnson of Dallas, Leroy Johnson, of Cedar Creek, and W.F. Johnson, of Kerens; and two sistes, Olla Strange, of Dallas, and Ira Hilger, of Ennis
Pallbearers will be Tom Fitzhugh, J.D. Duest, Bubba Blissett, Dick Blissett, Bobby Strange and Bazelle Strange.

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John Lincoln Benton, Sr.
Dec 21, 1906 - Feb 3, 1989

John Lincoln Benton
John Lincoln Benton, 82, of Chatfield, died Friday, Feb. 3, 1989 at Ennis Health Care Center, in Ennis.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Burial will be in the New Chatfield Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, John L. Benton of West Monroe, La., and Michael D. Benton of Chatfield; one brother, Clarence A. Benton of Chatfield; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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John Lincoln Benton, Sr.
John Lincoln Benton, Sr., 82, of Chatfield, died Feb. 3, 1989, at the Ennis Health Care Center.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in New Chatfield Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be R.W. Thomas, Mac Cable, Bud Kelt, Jim Wilson, Ray Fowler and Ronnie Buckley.
He is survived by two sons, John L. Benton Jr., of West Monroe, La., and Michael D. Benton, of Chatfield; brother Clarence A. Benton, of Chatfield; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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Bennie Frank Libhart
Apr 25, 1947 - Feb 5, 1989

Benny F. Libhart
Bennie Frank Libhart, 41, of Dew, died Feb. 5, 1989 at his residence.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Porter Funeral Chapel in Wortham with the Rev. Bob Ridge officiating.
He was born April 25, 1947, in Freestone County and was a supervisor for JW Operating Service.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Sue Libhart of Dew; a daughter, Shanna Lyn Kimball of Fairfield; two sons, Donald Ray Libhart of Tehuacana and Ronald Wayne Libhart of Dew; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Libhart of Wortham; a sister, Patricia Ann Cantrell of Mesquite, and a grandson, Rusty Lee Libhart of Tehuacana.
Pallbearers will be Ken Berryhill, Jimmy Carter, David Robinson, Lee Denny, Cecil Young and Lourie Williams.

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Nettie Maxine Cumpston
Apr 3, 1911 - Feb 5, 1989

Nettie Maxine Cumpston
Nettie Maxine Cumpston, 77, of Blooming Grove died Feb. 5, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Don Elrod officiating.
Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery.
Survivors include her mother, Mamie Hollabaugh of Corsicana; one brother, Houston D. Duncan of San Antonio; and a neice, Sharon Pike of San Antonio.
Pallbearers will be James Williams, Dr. Fred Williams, Mike Cumpston, Doug MaGee, Phil Gordon, and James Page.

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Iva Winifred (Wright) Farmer
Jan 31, 1905 - Feb 4, 1989

Iva Farmer, 84, of Athens, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 1989, in Green Oaks Nursing Home in Athens.
Services were held 10 a.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home. The Rev. Frank Upchurch officiated. Burial was in the Kerens City Cemetery. Arrangements were held by the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.
She is survived by one step daughter, Leola Shelley of Beaumont, Texas; one grand-daughter, Bonni Chaney, of Athens; two sisters, Ruby Howell of Dallas and Lelia Eton of Arlington; three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were friends of the family

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb 6, 1989
  • From the collection of Pat Bunch, posted by Edward L. Williams
  • SSDI: IVA W FARMER, 31 Jan 1905, 04 Feb 1989; 75751 (Athens, Henderson, TX) 464-84-1421

Jeanette Ward Horrace
abt 1923 - Jan 30, 1989

Jeanette Ward Horrace
Jeanette Ward Horrace, 66, of Los Angeles and Native of Navarro County, died Jan. 30, 1989, in California.
Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel, with the Rev. A. Henderson officiating. Burial will be in the Chatfield Cemetery.
She is survived by one step-daughter, Joyce Horrace Goff, of Fort Worth; four sisters, Litha Sansom, of Fort Worth, Katie Mangrum, of Kerens, and Etta Conner and Irnis Simmons, both of Los Angeles; brother, Douglas Ward, of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews, including Mildred Jennings, of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be John W. Jennings, Abe Baston, Raymond Jackson, Stanley Jennings, Lewis Thomas and Jeffery Baxter.

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Edna Athalee (Dunagan) Holcomb
Nov 3, 1909 - Feb 3, 1989

Athalee Holcomb
Athalee Holcomb, 79, of Corsicana, died Feb. 3, 1989, at Mel Haven Convalescent Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in the Emmett Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Odus Holcomb, of Corsicana; three brothers, Calvin Dunagan and Cecil Dunagan, both of Corsicana, and Leon Dunagan, of Fort Worth; two grandsons, Ricky Holcomb, of San Antonio, and Ronny and Rhonda Lewis, of Corsicana; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Eddie York, May Holcomb, Colbert Holcomb, Buddy Anding, Earl Dunagan, Pete Harris, Buck Harris and Benny Cranfill.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb 5, 1989
  • From the collection of Pat Bunch, posted by Edward L. Williams
  • TXDI: Holcomb Edna Athalee 02-03-1989 NAVARRO Female
  • SSDI: EDNA D HOLCOMB; 25 Nov 1909; 03 Feb 1989; 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 462-46-8904 TX

James T. Hill
abt 1911 - Feb 4, 1989

James T. Hill
James T. Hill, 78, of Corsicana, died Feb. 4, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be noon Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Maurice McElroy and Wayne Mahoney officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Mary B. Hill, of Corsicana; son Don Glenn, of Villa Rica, Ga.; two daughters, Debbie Hill, of Citrus Heights, Calif., and Barbera Jugenheimer, of Riverside Calif; brother, H.L. Hill, of Corsicana; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Eugene Harwell, R.J. ANdrews, Cecil Griffith, Johnny Plemons, Amos Harwell, Robert Fulton, Robert Phurston and Jerry Davis.

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Fred Angus Nutt
May 21, 1907 - Feb 4, 1989

Fred A. Nutt
Fred A. Nutt, 81, of Corsicana, died Feb 4, 1989 at his residence.
Services will be 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
He was born May 21, 1907 in Navarro County and was a lifelong resident of Navarro County. He was a retired dispatcher for Texas Power and Light, and was a member of First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Nutt on Sept. 17, 1980.
Survivors include two sons, Duane Nutt of Plano, and Jimmy Nutt of Pasadena; two daughters, Sibyl Faye Keating of Coolidge, and Stella Persell of Richardson; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, John W. Nutt of Longview, and Rufus Nutt of Hutchins; two sisters, Marguerite Dowd of Corsicana, and Mariella Ellington of Chatfield; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Aubrey Hayes
abt 1919 - Feb 6, 1989

Aubrey Hayes
Aubrey Hayes, 70, of Corsicana died Monday, Feb 6, 1989, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Temple.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Dr. David Hale will officiate. Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Survivors are his wife, Marian Hayes of Corsicana; daughter and granddaughter Carol and Corrine Cagle of Dallas; son-in-law Jerry Cagle of Dallas and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Joe Hambrick, Fred Richards, Slim Bolen, J. W. Sheffield, Earl Alexander and Ed Phinny. Memorials may be made to the Northside Baptist Church.

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Morene Wren
May 11, 1927 - Feb 5, 1989

Morene Wren
Morene Wren, 61, of Fort Worth, died Sunday, Feb 5, 1989 at Rose Haven Nursing Home in Kaufman.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard, with Rev. John Kinnaird of Navarro Mills Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Laurel Land Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Wren was born May 11, 1927 in Dawson and lived in Dawson for many years. She worked for over 40 years at the Justin Boot Company in Fort Worth where she retired in 1987. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include one son, Michael David Wren of Silver City, TX.; her mother, Mrs. Hallie Harris, of Dawson; two brothers, James Harris of Teague and Teddy Harris of Waxahachie; two sisters, Genice Hamilton of Fort Worth and Mamie Lee Kennedy of Birmingham, Ala.; and three grandchildren.

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W. F. Holloway
abt 1911 - Jan 30, 1989

W. F. Holloway
W. F. Holloway, 78, of Petersburg, Texas, died Jan. 30, 1989, in Lubbock General Hospital.
Services were Thursday, Feb. 2, 1989. Burial was in Petersburg Cemetery under the direction of Lemons Funeral Home in Plainview.
A native of Corsicana, he moved to Petersburg in 1929. He married Vera McDaniel on July 12, 1931, and played baseball for the Lubbock Hubbers in the West Texas/New Mexico League from 1929 to 1947.
He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of Christ. He was past president of the West Texas Duroc Breeders Association, the Hale County 4-H, the Hale County Stock Show, the Petersburg School Board and the Petersburg Co-Op Gin Board of Directors.
He is survived by his wife, Vera Holloway, of Petersburg; three sons, Delbert Joe Holloway, of Wray, Colo., Billy Bob Holloway, of Bowie, Texas, and Jessie Lee Holloway, of Tucumcari, NM.; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Alton Holloway, of Plainview, Ernest Holloway, of Midland, and Murl Holloway, of Lubbock; and one sister, Carrie Bell Holloway, of Plainview.

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Jewel Gibson
abt 1905 - Feb 7, 1989

Jewel Gibson
Mrs. Jewel Henson Gibson, 84, of Corsicana, died Feb 7, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
She was an author, educator and actively involved in the community. She was born in Bald Prairie and was raised in Robertson County.
Services will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. and the Rev. Larry Hodges officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Felix A. Gibson.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Louis E. Gibson of Corsicana, and Frank A. Gibson of Jonah; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Billie Thum of New Mexico.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Mike Gibson, Dr. Pat Gibson, Cameron Hodges, and Shannon Hodges, Duncan Clowe, Clyde Gibson, and Harry A. Clowe Jr.

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Gary Franklin Dockery
d. Feb 7, 1989

Gary Franklin Dockery
Gary Franklin Dockery died Tuesday, Feb 7, 1989 in Dallas.
Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home. He was the grandson of the late George and Mollie Dockery.

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Murl Anderson
d. Sep 1, 1973


Lloyd H. Bailey
D. Oct 4, 1981


Wilmer Sims "Hatchet" Barker
Jun 12, 1912 - Jul 26, 1965

Hold Services W. S. Barker

Funeral services for W. S. (Hatchet) Barker, 53 fatally injured early Monday in an auto accident on U. S. Highway 75 north of Ennis, were held from the St. Elmo church Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the St. Elmo Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. L. G. Lee, Baptist minister, Streetman, and Rev. Billy Grimes, Baptist minister.

Barker an employe of the Zimoco Oil Company at Navarro, was driving a 1957 Chevrolet that struck the rear of a Kenworth refrigerator truck, driven by Wilbur A. Underwood of Garland.

Highway Patrolman Billy Lamb was quoted as saying Barker apparently went to sleep and his demolished car struck the rear of the refrigerator truck which was undamaged, Underwood was uninjured. Barker died a short time later in the Ennis Municipal hospital.

Barker was a native of Winkler.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Walla and James, and a daughter, Shirley Frances Barker, all of Dallas; three brothers, Jake Barker, Winkler; Ray and Ellis Barker, both of Dallas; eight sisters, Mrs. Ruby Coker, Mrs. Modine Robinson and Mrs. Florence Coker all of Eureka; Mrs. Hazel Grayson, Mrs. Ann Lodhen and Mrs. Faye Moody all of Dallas; Mrs. Anna Beth Haden, Turnertown, and Miss Sybil Barker, Mexia, and a grandson and other relatives.

Pallbearers were F. L. Herrin, George Webb, Fred Gullett, T. C. Dillard, Robert Robinson, J. C. Howard and P. W. Horn.

Griffin directed.

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Charlie T. Barlow
Sep 14, 1922 - Jul 12, 1975


Walter C. Baumgartner
Oct 2, 1897 - Mar 3, 1978

W. C. Baumgartner
Funeral services are to be today at 2 p.m. at the Emmanuel Baptist Church for W. C. Baumgartner, 80, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital.
The Rev. Ken Goode, will officiate with burial to be in Resthaven memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. W. C. Baumgartner of Corsicana; five sons, Joe Baumgartner and Lester Baumgartner of Tyler; one daughter, Mrs. Frances Crockett of Corsicana; 16 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one brother, I. A. Baumgartner of Ennis.
Pallbearers will be Loyd Averitt, Jessie Richards, George Good, Bill Christian, Bobby Carter and Harold Scott.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bible readers from the Sunday school class.
Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Eva May (Jeffries) Hagler
Oct 3, 1891 - Jan 11, 1960

Passed Away: January 11, 1960
Services: St Elmo Church, Tuesday, January 12, 1960, 2:39 P.M.
Officiating: Rev. Lee Brown, Rev. C. A. Corley
Interment: St Elmo Cemetery
Pall Bearers: Jack Pillans, Jake Barker, Allen Knight, Clyde Walker, Murl Anderson, A. O. Robinson, Johnnie Halamik, Arthur K. Harris Jr.

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Eva Hagler
abt 1893 - Jan 1960

Mrs. Hagler Rites-Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Hagler, 67, life-long resident of Winkler; who died in Memorial Hospital Monday, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the St. Elmo church with burial in the St Elmo Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Lee Brown and Rev. A. C. Corley.
Surviving are her husband Curtis Hagler, Winkler; a son, John F. Hagler, Bogota; a daughter, Miss Minnie Jean Hagler, Dallas; two grand-children, a brother, Charles Jeffries; three sisters Mrs. Minnie Knight, Miss Sallie Jefferies, and Mrs. E. D. Harrisall of Winkler, and other relatives.
Corley directed.

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John H. Giles
Aug 13, 1883 - Feb 12, 1961


Mary French Haney
Oct 9, 1889 - Apr 6, 1961

Mrs. Mary Haney Dies In Dallas

Mrs. Mary F. Haney, 71, died Thursday at her residence in Dallas.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11: a.m. from the Corley Chapel in Dallas with Rev. Alex Cox, First Christian Church minister, officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
A native of Limestone County, born Oct. 9, 1889, Mrs. Haney had resided the past two years.
Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Howard C. Parker, Dallas and Mrs. J.T. Sonnen, Hinkley, Calif; two sons, John D. Haney, Jr., Lake Charles, La, and Col. R. P. Haney, USAF; 11 grandchildren; one brother, Ben French, Purdon, and other relatives.

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Luther L. Johnson
d. Jul 9, 1964


Minnie Knight
d. Feb 25, 1965


John Thomas Massey
Apr 11, 1897 - Jun 10, 1961


William Braxton Broun
Nov 9, 1913 - Jan 27, 1967


Frank G. Massey
Jul 23, 1893 - Apr 20, 1967


Alva Everett Taylor


Maggie May Williams
d. Dec 31, 1966


Ethel Nannie (Hodge) Richardson
Jan 15, 1899 - Aug 7, 1978

Monday, August 7, 1978
Mrs. Ethel Richardson
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. At the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ethel Richardson, 79, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.
The Rev. James T. Davis will officiate.
Survivors include three sons, Robert James Richardson of Carrolton, Hughie Norman Richardson of Corsicana, and Bobby Joe Richardson of Tyler; three daughters, Mrs. Golden Dickson of Corsicana, Mrs. Ione Denby of Wills Point, and Mrs. Billie Bullock of Farmers Branch; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and one brother, Myrle Hodge of Corsicana.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.

 

MEMORIAL RECORD
In Memory of Ethel Nannie (Hodge) Richardson
Date of Birth January 15, 1899
Date of Death August 7, 1978
Services Held At Griffin Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday August 8, 1978 2:00 P. M.
Officiating Minister James T. Davis
Pallbearers Johnnie Dixon, Kenneth Denby, William Bullock, Lowell Richardson, Jerry Denby, Jimmy Richardson, Ricky Richardson, Bobby Richardson
Honorary Pallbearers Michael Richardson Charles Johnston Jr
Interment Oakwood Cemetery

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James Norman Richardson
Nov 4, 1886 - Dec 31, 1953

MEMORIAL RECORD
J. N. (James Norman) Richardson Passed Away December 31, 1953 Corsicana, Texas
Services Corley’s Chapel Corsicana, Texas Saturday, January 2, 1954 10:00 A. M.
Officiating Rev. H. G. Starkey, Rev. J. L. Ray
Interment Petty’s Chapel Cemetery
Pall Bearers Russell Fox, Earl Thornton, Royal Fincher, Arden Fincher, Grady Fincher, Frankie Fincher.

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J. N. Richardson Expires Thursday

J. N. (Norman) Richardson, 67, Route 4, Corsicana South Highway75, died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday night. He was a native of Limestone County.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; three sons, Robert and Bobby Joe Richardson, both of Corsicana; and Hughie Richardson, Tyler; three daughters, Mrs. Golden Dixon, Corsicana; Mrs. Ione Denby and Mrs. Mrs. Biller Shaffer, both of Dallas; 13 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Noma Fincher, Ennis; Mrs. Sina Cook and Mrs. Nannie Lyons, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held in the Petty’s Chapel Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist Church, and Rev. J. L. Ray, pastor of the Central Methodist Church.

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Maggie Serena (Holcomb) Richardson
Mar 5, 1892 - Nov 6, 1967

County Native Dies in Dallas
Mrs. Maggie Richardson, 75, native of Navarro county, died Monday in Dallas. She was a resident of Mesquite and a member of the Highland Park Baptist church.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. At Corley's Chapel with Rev. Harold Pitts of Dallas officiating, assisted by Rev. O. E. Permenter of Corsicana. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.
She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Dymple Sandefer, Mrs. Katie Farmer, and Mrs. Bertha Lake, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Sybil Sims and Mrs. Virginia Wilson, both of Clute, and Mrs. Loree Dagley of Mesquite; 21 grandchildren; one brother, Roy L. Holcomb of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Bert Garland of Corsicana; Mrs. A. C. Hines of Athens and Mrs. Luther Hale of Dayton, Texas; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Wilson, George Clunk, Hulen McFarland, Kay Lucht, Billy Nichols, Patrick Lucht and Glenroy Sandefer.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • She was born in Navarro County, TX; Died in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX
  • Wife of Lovell Allen Richardson

Neil/Neal Morrison
Apr 1, 1935 - Feb 25, 2007

Neil Morrison

Neil Morrison, 71, of Corsicana died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, in Corsicana. Mr. Morrison was cremated, and no services are planned.

He was born April 1, 1935, in Athens. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his brother, Chester R. Morrison of Corsicana, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Lane Sr. and Pansy Morrison, and brother, Henry Lane Morrison Jr.

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  • Published: Athens Review: February 26, 2007 09:16 am
  • TXBI: MORRISON NEAL 1935 4 1 HENDERSON m TITSWORTH PANSY MORRISON HENRY LANE
     

Sidney Mae (Turner) Sanders
Dec 30, 1909 - Mar 10, 2007

Mrs. Sidney Mae Sanders, 97, died Saturday, March 10, 2007, at the LifeCare Hospital in Dallas. She was born Dec. 30, 1909 in Shelbyville, AL, the daughter of Sidney A. and Annie Mae Henley Turner. She was reared in Ennis and Corsicana where she attended school. She was married to Frank Sanders. She was employed as a seamstress for Donovan-Galvani and also worked as the office manager for her husband’s plumbing business, Frank Sanders Plumbing. Mr. Sanders preceded her in death. She was a lifetime member of the Rebekah Lodge and a charter member of the Baylor Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Gelene and Hershel Lester of Ennis; two children she raised as her own, John Flippen of Ennis and Pamela Wooldridge of The Woodlands; three grandchildren, Hershel Lester, III of Key West, FL, Tina Teza of Dallas and Rachael Ferguson of Montgomery, TX; and 7 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Myrtle Cemetery with Rev. Richard Moody and Dr. Larry Jinks officiating under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday.

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  • Ennis Daily News - March 12, 2007

J. M. McCarty

J.M. McCarty passed away on March 4, 2007 at his home in Ennis.
Graveside services and Interment were held today at 2 p.m. at the Rice Cemetery with Pastor Eddie Ricks officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis.

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  • Ennis Daily News - March 12, 2007

Frederick Ruffini
d. 1885

NOTES: Oscar and Frederick Ruffini, two Genoese brothers, designed many Texas public buildings. Frederick (b.1851) arrived in Austin in 1877. He was the architect of 19th century courthouses in Henderson, Longview, Georgetown and Corsicana. He died during an 1885 epidemic in Austin. Oscar (b.1858) settled in San Angelo and was the architect for several West Texas courthouses including those in Concho, Mills, Sutton, Sterling and Crockett counties. He died in San Angelo in 1957.


Ray Baggett

To Ray, the Casanova of Corsicana
BY LARRY BAGGETT


BAGGETT

Well, you know what they say…"You can pick your friends, but you can't pick your family." As much as I never wanted to be my cousin, Ray, I sure did want to be like him a lot!

He was simply my idol. Whenever we traveled to Corsicana for a visit, he was the one I wanted most to see. He was a solidly built, fun-loving and welcoming sight. When we arrived in town, Ray would sweep me up, literally, and make over me like I was his one and only buddy.

A high school football star, taking a toss from him in the front yard was like taking a spiral from Bart Starr himself. He knew everybody in town, and everyone seemed to share my adoration of him. I wanted cowboy boots just like his, a felt Stetson just like his. And when he fell in love with the high school cheerleader…well, I wanted one of those, too.

Ray and Linda married young, and life soon made an attempt to morph my teenage idol into a husband and father. But such domestic husbandry didn't set that well with my cousin, who seemed to have been gifted with more wild oats than any one man should ever possess. One day after sowing those oats, Ray returned home to his Barbie wife and Barbie daughter only to find his house empty, save a single plate, spoon, knife, and fork. Linda soon found her whirlw i n d romance with the Casanova of Corsicana a little too bewildering, even for an ex-cheerleader like herself. She had cleaned his plow; it was over.

What ensued for my dear cousin was about forty years of tragic regret. There were many endless nights with spurs on the bar, swirling his Seagrams and mumbling about how he'd let "the one" get away. But somewhere between these periods of wandering woes, Ray managed to pull big rigs across the country, marry another, no-soenamored, hometown girl, and accrue a nice little pension from the Teamsters. When his time finally came, and Ray climbed upon his riding lawnmower and killed over with a coronary, he had made that great human journey from being a teenage idol to becoming a regular, middle-aged anybody.

We sat with his widow in the family box at the hometown funeral home as a couple of one-time high school football players with arthritic knees made their way to peer into the casket at their fallen star. And then she walked in, his one and only. Heads turned and whispers traveled from pew to pew as Linda, looking as sharp as Ray's best memory of her, clicked her high heels up to his pine box. There was a sideways sneer toward his poor widow,who squirmed and seethed as she recalled every night she had put her forlorn Ray to bed with Linda on his weary mind.

We held our breath all through the service and to the hilltop cemetery outside of town. The old town preacher was two-thirds through the 23rd Psalm when the poor widow just couldn't take it anymore. As a strange breeze blew across the Texas prairie and under the funeral parlor tent, she tore from her folding chair and jumped on Linda's tight satin dress.

Mourners politely stepped aside as the two women rolled over carnation sprays and red Texas clay hilled up next to Ray's final resting place. The confused reverend quickly replaced his crocheted bookmark, closed the Old Testament, and said a final Amen as a string of curse words arose from the entangled pair struggling dangerously close to the casket.

When there were no more high heels to break and no more hairdos to mangle, the girls were reluctantly separated. As we returned to our cars, I took one last look at Ray's pine box. My idol! It seemed a just tribute, I mused, for the Casanova of Corsicana to go out with two women fighting over him.

- Larry Baggett is a Beaumont English teacher and artist. His e-mail address is: larryinkman@aol.com

 


Virginia Sue Reimers
Dec 9, 1921 - Mar 18, 2007

Mrs. Virginia Sue Reimers died on Sunday,March 18, 2007, in Corsicana, Texas.
She was born on December 9, 1921 in Clairmore, Oklahoma. She was an accountant.

Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 22, 2007, at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, March 23, 2007, at Rice Cemetery in Rice, Texas with Rev. Michael Howard officiating.

Mrs. Reimers is survived by: Son Nick Reimers of Ontario, Cal., Daughter Lynn Martin of Rice, TX., Sister Margaret Chamberlain of Beaumont, TX., Seven Grandchildren, Six Great Grandchildren, and Two Great Great Grandchildren.


Dorothy Ruth (Stroder) Connor
Aug. 20, 1926 - Mar 28, 2007

Dorothy Connor

Services for Dorothy Connor, 80, of Emmett will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2007 at the Prairie Grove Cemetery in Emmett with the Rev. William Dollar officiating. Mrs. Connor died in her home Wednesday, March 28, 2007.

She was born Aug. 20, 1926 in Emmett. She married Troy Connor May 30, 1946 in Emmett. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Mrs. Connor was preceded in death by her father, Edward Stroder and mother, Hazel Stroder.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Troy Connor of Emmett; sons and daughter-in-law Gary and Ann Connor; granddaughter Amy Myhand and her husband Shayne, and their two sons Travis and Cole of Hutto; and a grandson, Matt Connor of San Marcos.

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

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

 


Jason Graham Walker
Jun 27, 1969 - Mar 27, 2007

Jason Graham Walker, 37, of Carrollton passed away following complications from heart surgery with his family at his side at 11:51 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2007.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2007, at Machaira Bible Church, 13375 N. Stemmons Frwy., Suite 430, Farmers Branch, with the Rev. David Roseland officiating. Visitation with family and friends will follow the service.

Jason was born Friday, June 27, 1969, in Greenville to Judith and Don Walker. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1988 and went on to attend classes at Navarro College. As a youth he was active in sports of baseball, swimming and football. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America attaining the rank of Life Scout and recipient of the Order of the Arrow. He loved working on old cars and especially had a fondness for dogs.

He is survived by his daughter, Kathrine Ann Walker of Midlothian; parents, Don and Judith Walker of Carrollton; sisters, Wendi Walker Green and husband Ray of Fairfield and Sandra Walker Emmons and husband Steve of Garland; nephews, Jeremy Green and wife Erin of Waxahachie and Daniel Baxley of Montgomery; nieces, Anika Emmons and Sarah Emmons of Garland; and grandmother, Pauline Walker of Carrollton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marde Walker; grandparents, Raney and Frances Graham and Don Walker Sr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Glenhaven Youth Ranch, 748 Glenhaven Road, Plainview, AR 72857 or www.glenhavenyouthranch.org.

Arrangements by North Dallas Funeral Home, Dallas.

David Rogers
abt 1945 - Mar 26, 2007


David Rogers, 62, of Dawson passed away Monday, March 26, 2007, at his home near Navarro Mills Lake. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Johnson and Pastor Mike Howell officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Elouine Guiterrez
d. Mar 28, 2007

Elouine Guiterrez of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2007. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Leona Hood Davis
abt 1951 - Mar 26, 2007

Leona Hood Davis, 56, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 26, 2007 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Wake services will be 7 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Roane Chapel Full Gospel Church with Pastor Harold Evans officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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:Dorothy (Lorimer) McNally
Mar 17, 1908 - Mar 26, 2007

Dorothy Lorimer McNally

Services for Dorothy Lorimer McNally, 99, of Longview will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 29, at Rader Funeral Home Chapel, 1617 Judson Road, Longview, with the Rev. Jerry Turner officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Park Cemetery.

Mrs. McNally died peacefully at home on Monday, March 26, 2007. She was the daughter of Harriet and William Lorimer of Dundee, Scotland. Mrs. McNally was born March 17, 1908, in Kansas City, Mo. Her family moved to Dallas and later Corsicana, where she met Frank McNally, one of the early pioneers in Corsicana’s oil industry. Married in 1929, Frank and Dorothy enjoyed 59 wonderful years of marriage. In 1935, Mr. and Mrs. McNally moved to Longview.

Mrs. McNally was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; daughter, Mary McNally Murphy; grandson, Frank Murphy; grandson, Michael Murphy; granddaughter, Dorothy Murphy; and her brother, Jimmy Lorimer Sr.

During World War II, Mrs. McNally was the leader of the Gray Ladies Organization at the U.S. Army’s Harman General Hospital in Longview. An avid golfer, she was the East Texas State Women’s Golf champion for many years and a member of the Pinecrest Country Club. She was also a former president of the Longview Chapter of the Junior League, serving the community for many years as an active member of the league. Dorothy was a member of First United Methodist Church of Longview.

Survivors include her daughter Mary’s husband, John Murphy of Longview; granddaughter, Linda Murphy and husband Gerard Nash of Longview and Washington, D.C.; and one nephew, Jimmy Lorimer Jr. of Dallas.

The family wishes to specifically thank her doctors and the many caregivers that tended to Mrs. McNally’s needs during her long illness, especially Ms. Marcie Alsobrooks, Ms. Constance Ceja, Ms. Diana Reber, Mrs. Lucy Young, Ms. Sheila Isaac, and Ms. Brenda Williams.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Fredonia St., Longview, TX 75601. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Rader Funeral Home, Longview.

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McNally, Dorothy Lorimer


Services for Dorothy Lorimer McNally, 99, of Longview, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2007, at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Longview, with the Rev. Jerry Turner officiating. Interment will follow in Rosewood Park Cemetery.

Mrs. McNally died peacefully on Monday, March 26, 2007, at her home.

She was the daughter of Harriet and William Lorimer of Dundee, Scotland. Mrs. McNally was born March 17, 1908, in Kansas City, Missouri. Her family moved to Dallas, Texas and later to Corsicana, where she met Frank McNally, one of the early pioneers in Corsicana's oil industry. Married in 1929, Frank and Dorothy enjoyed 59 wonderful years of marriage. In 1935, Mr. and Mrs. McNally moved to Longview.

During World War II, Mrs. McNally was the leader of the Gray Ladies Organization at the U.S. Army's Harman General Hospital in Longview. An avid golfer, she was the East Texas State Women's Golf Champion for many years and a member of the Pinecrest Country Club. She was also a former president of the Longview Chapter of the Junior League, serving the community for many years as an active member of the league. Dorothy was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Longview.

Mrs. McNally was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; daughter, Mary McNally Murphy; grandson, Frank Murphy; grandson, Michael Murphy; granddaughter, Dorothy Murphy; and her brother, Jimmy Lorimer Sr.

Survivors include her late daughter, Mary's husband, John Murphy of Longview; granddaughter, Linda Murphy and husband, Gerard Nash of Longview and Washington, D.C.; and one nephew, Jimmy Lorimer Jr. of Dallas.

The family wishes to specifically thank her doctors and the many caregivers who tended to Mrs. McNally's needs during her long illness, especially Ms. Marcie Alsobrooks, Ms. Constance Ceja, Ms. Diana Reber, Mrs. Lucy Young, Ms. Sheila Isaac and Ms. Brenda Williams.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Fredonia St., Longview, TX 75601.

The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. this evening, March 28, 2007, at the funeral home.

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Earline (Perry) Walther
Apr 23, 1923 - Mar 6, 2007

Earline Perry Walther went to be with the Lord on March,6th,2007. She was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She had a servant's heart, and was eternally optimistic. She loved Jesus first, her family second, and herself last. Always happy she met each day with a positive attitude. She uplifted others, and loved unconditionally. She touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with, and will be missed by many. Born on April 23, 1923 in Corsicana, TX to Ethel Stanton Perry and Dorsey Denman Perry. She moved to Beaumont, TX at a young age, where she attended schools graduating from Beaumont High in 1940. On Nov.30 1944 she married Winston B. Walther at the First Baptist Church, Beaumont. There, they were active members and served in the youth department for many years. During her adult life she worked as a bookkeeper and secretary for various employers including, Mobil Chemical. After working for 10 years with the State of TX. Health and Human Services Department she retired in 1988 and she and her husband moved to Austin. Upon moving, she joined Cypress Creek Baptist Church and was an active member during the developing years. Later she became a member of Great Hills Baptist Church where she sang in the senior choir, helped in the food preparation for church functions, and worked with children in Sunday School. Her favorite pastimes were playing bridge, traveling, and taking care of her family and grandchildren. Earline is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Winston B. Walther, 2 brothers, Dorsey Perry, and Bobby John Perry, and her parents. She leaves two daughters and one son, Terri Walther-Price and her husband Curtis Price of Cedar Park, TX; Carolyn Chaddrick and her husband Bob Chaddrick of Sugar Land, TX; and Randall Walther and his wife Catherine Carver of Fredericksburg, VA. She is also survived by one sister, Gwen Harper of Nacogdoches, TX., 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday March, 10th at Great Hills Baptist Church 10500 Jollyville Rd. Austin, TX. 78759. In lieu of flowers, Earline requested that donations be made to the Great Hills Baptist Church Building Fund. They can be contacted at www.ghbc.org. There will be a time for visiting with friends after the service. The family wishes to thank Hospice Austin, for all their wonderful care during our Mother's illness.

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  • Beaumont Enterprise - Mar 8, 2007

Larenda (Buchanan) Archer
Dec 30, 1970 - Mar 25, 2007

Larenda Buchanan Archer

Larenda Buchanan Archer, 36, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at the Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.
She was born Dec. 30, 1970 in Corsicana, the daughter of William David and Linda Hollingsworth Buchanan. She was reared in Ennis, graduating from Ennis High School in 1989. On March 30, 1996 she was married to Glen Archer. After their marriage they lived in Bardwell. She worked as a loan processor for LandAmerica for three years.
She is survived by her husband, Glen, of Bardwell; a daughter, Cheyenne Archer of Bardwell; her mother, Linda Buchanan of Bardwell; a step-father, Carroll Arnett of Bardwell; a step-mother, Joyce Buchanan of Bardwell; a brother, Billy James Buchanan of Bardwell; a sister and her husband, Charlotte and Billy Rios of Bardwell; parents-in-law, Darrel and Lena May of Elkhart; a sister-in-law and her husband, Lori and Kevin Shirley of Tyler; two nieces, Linda Rios of Bardwell and Josie Brogdon of Waxahachie; and two nephews, Zachary Rios of Bardwell and Justin Brogdon of Tyler. She was preceded in death by her father, William D. Buchanan.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Keever Chapel with Rev. Johnny Mansell officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
www.jekeevermortuary.com

Notes:

  • Ennis Daily News - Mar 27, 2007

Eddie Davis
Dec 23, 1919 - Mar 15, 2007

Eddie Davis, Ponca City, OK resident, died March 15, 2007 at Ponca City Medical Center. He was 87. Samuel E. Davis, the son of Isom Bruce and Marie Orange (Hulse) Davis was born on Dec. 23, 1919 in Newkirk, OK.
He obtained his early education from Newkirk Schools, where he graduated from high school. After high school, Davis served in the United States Army. He returned to make his home in Ponca City.
On Feb. 6, 1943, he was united in marriage to Leona Hall in Corsicana, TX. She preceded him in death in 1992. He married Fran Bogert in Ponca City on Jan. 20, 1995.
Davis was an avid Oklahoma State fan. He also enjoyed playing bridge and working crossword puzzles. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, the Elks Lodge, the Lions Club, Tippers Club and the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Fran, of the home; one daughter, Virginia Boyd, Valley Center, KS; two sons, Rev. Bruce Davis, Kingston, OK, and Kenneth Davis, Irving, TX; step-daughters, Vickie Peckenpaugh, Paula Holland, Gwen Dickson and Catherine Bogert; grandchildren, Chris Boyd, Jessalyn Basta, Trace Moore, Meghan Davis, Michael Davis, Adam Dickson, Amanda Dickson, Cedar Torres, Esther Ivie, Nora McDougal and Maggie Peckenpaugh.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Leona, and three sisters, Lucille Woodruff, Lillian Gardner and Gladys Dautrich.
A service was held March 19, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Howard, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in the Odd Fellows Cemetery under the direction of Trout Funeral Home and Crematory.
Casket bearers were Dennis Dye, Mike Culver, Tom Fields, Bryan Smith, Michael Dye and Dewey Whitaker. Honorary casket bearers were Bill Harlan, Ernie Trout, Dr. Charles Turner, Don Crawford, Charlie Miller, Bob Bender, Dick Stone and Robert K. Smith.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 6th and Central, Ponca City, OK 74601.

Notes:

  • Newkirk Hearld Journal

Gertha Mae Hernandez
abt 1920 - Mar 7, 2007

Kermit Gertha Mae Hernandez, 87, of Kermit, a homemaker, died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Westside Church of Christ with Jodi Garrett officiating. Burial will be at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements are by Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.
She was born in Corsicana.
Survivors Husband, Carlos Hernandez of Kermit; and one grandchild

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  • Odessa American - Wed Mar 14, 2007

Vernon Roloff
Dec 20, 1920 - Mar 24, 2007

Vernon Roloff, 86, of Dawson passed away Saturday, March 24, 2007 at a Corsicana nursing home.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard with Margaret McLain officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery.

Mr. Roloff was born Dec. 20, 1920 in Dawson to Rudolph John and Winnie (Sawyer) Roloff. He later lived in Galveston County and the Texas City area, where he worked as a heavy equipment operator for Mainland Construction from 1956 to 1987, when he moved back to Dawson.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Valerie Lewis Roloff in 1947, and his second wife, Lucy McCulloch Roloff in 2000; brothers Ervin Roloff and Clyde Roloff; and sister Mary McLain.

Survivors include sons Rudy Roloff and wife Gwen of Santa Fe, and Ben Roloff and wife Trish of Augusta, Kan.; daughter Brenda Hollan of Dawson; sisters Opal Hillis and husband Jake of Dawson, and Margie Roloff of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren Valarie Stewart, Ronnie Pennington, Mark Roloff, Hallie Roloff, Robert Hurt, Cody Roloff, Savannah Roloff, Ben Roloff Jr., Darla Espinoza and Steve Hollan; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Mark Roloff, Troy Thompson, Ronnie Pennington, Gene Allen McLain, Leon McLain and Lynn Hillis. Honorary pallbearers will be H.G. Bullock, Ellis Montgomery, George Lambert and Jerry Lambert.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home.

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Pauline (Stroder) Hawkins
Mar 7, 1903 - Mar 24, 2007

Pauline Hawkins

Pauline Hawkins began her walk with the Lord on March 24, 2007 at the age of 104.

Pauline was born on March 7, 1903 in Re, Texas to John and Effie Stroder, the youngest of five children. In 1926, she married Carey Hawkins in Mexia and in that same year moved to Wink. They were blessed with two children, a daughter June and a son Glenn. After her husband died in 1939, Pauline moved to Corsicana and worked for the Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Service for 29 years. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana. Pauline left Corsicana in 1999 to spend time with her son in Fredricksburg and daughter in Fort Worth. In her final few years, Pauline made her home at Stonegate Nursing Center in Fort Worth, where she was loved and cared for deeply by the staff and residents.

Born the year the Wright brothers made the first airplane flight, Pauline was witness to many events in history. She remembered seeing her first car and airplane, saw 18 United States presidents take office, and stayed up late in 1969 to watch Neil Armstrong walk on the moon.

Pauline was known to most as “Granny” and was the foundation of a large and loving family. Widowed at an early age, Pauline raised two children, instilling in them the importance of honesty, integrity and faith. She lovingly cared for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and left each of them with a lifetime of memories to cherish.

Pauline is survived by her daughter June Terry and husband Bill of Fort Worth; son Glenn Hawkins and wife Joetta of Fredricksburg; grandsons Eldon Glenn Hawkins and wife Lucy of Vancouver, Canada, Bill Terry and wife Cheri of Bastrop, and Don Terry and Sara Davenport of Fort Worth; granddaughters Teresa Hawkins of Fredricksburg, Kristi Holt and husband Jay of Benbrook, Karey LeBlanc and husband Charles of Bastrop, and Laurie Hawkins of San Antonio; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews, friends who will miss her deeply.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jeff Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in Hopewell Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Elbert Franklin Jones, Sr.
May 28, 1921 - Mar 28, 2007

ELBERT FRANKLIN JONES, SR.

Mr. Elbert Franklin Jones, Sr., 85, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2007 in Corsicana. He was born on May 28, 1921 in Cheyenne, Oklahoma.
He served in the National Guard during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a diesel mechanic.

A Memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2007 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Proctor-Smith officiating.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his 1st Wife, Dorothy Irene Jones and Eight Brothers & Sisters.

He is survived by his Wife of 30 Years-Billie Joann Jones of Corsicana, TX Daughter-Sherri Young of Ennis, TX Son & Daughter-in-law-Elbert Franklin & Barbara Jones, Jr. of Purdon, TX Step-Daughter-Mary Hallmark of Humble, TX Granddaughter-Karri Irene Adams of Clark, TX Grandson-Elton Ray Jones of Arkansas Grandson-Bryan Earl Jones of Arkansas Grandson-Franklin Dean Jones of Arkansas Granddaughter-Kelly Diane Mackey of Siloam Springs, AR Granddaughter-Lisa Skinner of Corbet, TX Granddaughter-Tammy Hoffart of Waxahachie, TX Granddaughter-Dorothy Hull of Corsicana, TX Grandson-James Lee Jones of Corsicana, TX Step Grandson-Phillip Hallmark of Humble, TX Step Granddaughter-Megan Hallmark of Humble, TX Step Granddaughter-Emily Hallmark of Humble, TX Other-Numerous Great Grandchildren Sister-Fleta Burrows of Dallas, TX Sister-Delores Jones of Dallas, TX Other-Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Cousins


Douglas Neal Hewett
|Oct 29, 1941 - Mar 23, 2007

Douglas Neal Hewett, 65, passed away peacefully at his farm in Barry on March 23, 2007 after a three and a half year battle with metastic prostate cancer.

He was born in Lawton, Okla. on Oct. 29, 1941 to Arthur Neal Hewett and Davene Douglas. He grew up in San Antonio and graduated from MacArthur High School in 1960. He was in the Corps of Cadets and a 1964 graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Zoology. A veteran captain in the United State Air Force, he served as an instructor pilot at Reese Air Force Base in Lubbock. He joined Delta Airlines, retiring as a captain on the MD-11 in 1999 after 28 years of service. In 1981 he established Hewett Orchard and Ranch where he developed his organic pecan and cattle business. Residing in both Corsicana and on his farm in Barry, he was a member of Corsicana’s Believers Bible Church for many years. Among his many interests, he became a ski instructor at Copper Mountain in Colorado, where he also enjoyed his carpentry skills remodeling his home in Dillon. A man of many interested talents during his life, he had been a trumpet player, pole vaulter, runner, outdoor enthusiast, hunter, cyclist, skier, scuba diver, country western dancer, builder and craftsman, gardener and enjoyed playing his harmonica and steel guitar.

He is survived by his first ex-wife, Joan E. Mather Hewett and their only daughter Holly Grace Hewett Bond and her husband W. Gregory Bond; and his second ex-wife Jhan Deaver Hewett.

Family will receive friends Friday, March 30, 2007 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 1 p.m. in the chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Military burial will be held 2:15 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2007 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Fisher Johnson Sr.
Mar 19, 1918 - Mar 25, 2007

Fisher Johnson Sr. 4/1/07

“To everything there is a season, a time to be born ...”

Deacon Fisher Johnson Sr. was born in Henderson County (the Moore Station Community) on March 19, 1918 to the parentage of John Tom Johnson and Ida Johnson. He was reared in a large family with several sisters and brothers. Here began his journey of being a family man. Because of love for family, he was instrumental in starting over 35 years ago the annual “Johnson Family Reunion.” Until his illness in 2005, he was sure to be at every reunion, whether in Florida or Arizona.

He met and married Miss Juanita McGraw. They were blessed with 11 children. Their union lasted over 60 years until her home going. He could be seen daily going to the nursing facility to visit with her. This continued for over three years. Five children preceded him in death; two premature infants, Elder Johnny K. Johnson Sr., Margie M. Cummings and Jacqueline Johnson.

“Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth. ... Live, love, work with a will.”

Fisher Johnson accepted Christ at an early age and began his faithful service to God. At the age of 16, he was ordained as a deacon. For 73 years, he fulfilled God’s calling upon his life. He exhibited dedicated and faithful service under the late Superintendent P.R. Renfro at Renfro Chapel. When Superintendent Renfro was called home, his dedication and devotion to God did not falter. He continued to serve faithfully in the office of a deacon under several other pastors called to lead Renfro Chapel. In September of 1970, his son Elder J.K. Johnson answered the call to pastor South 12th Street Church of God in Christ. Deacon Johnson and his wife transferred their membership to South 12th Street Church of God in Christ. His valiant and faithful service continued. Elder J.K. Johnson was called home in January of 1971 as the result of a car accident. Even though the church was without its human leader, it held on to the vision of the now deceased leader of erecting a sanctuary for the Lord. Elder A.Z. Johnson was called to pastor South 12th Street Church of God in Christ and Deacon Fisher Johnson continued to faithfully serve. They, along with the members, were able to erect the present facility in 1974. The church was renamed in memory of Elder J.K. Johnson to “Johnson Memorial Church of God in Christ.” His dedication to God and the church remained under the leadership of Elder J.W. McCrary when he was called to pastor Johnson Memorial. In August of 1990, Elder Joseph Johnson Sr. was appointed pastor of Johnson Memorial Church of God in Christ. Deacon Johnson’s commitment to under gird and support the church and its leader never failed. The scripture declares “Be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the works of the Lord.” Fisher Johnson Sr. served as the Sunday School Superintendent and sometimes would provide the music by playing the piano for various church services. The life he lived gave testimony to his generous nature. Not only did he labor at his local church, but every church he attended, he served with distinction. He loved receiving the offering. He demonstrated “... cheerful giver.”

His work, service and labor extended far into the community, his home, and family. As a young man he provided for his family by working at Bethlehem Steel. He furthered his working career by serving as a cemetery caretaker of Woodland Cemetery for the City of Corsicana until his retirement. He provided grave services to many local funeral homes. His quick wit and sense of humor endeared him to many families throughout the years. He was an excellent hunter and fisherman. Many will remember the rabbits and fish provided by Fisher Johnson Sr.

William Cullen Bryant said, “So live that when thy summons come ...”

Deacon Fisher Johnson Sr., 89, was summoned from labor to reward at noon Sunday, March 25, 2007 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Celebration of life service will be 6 p.m. today at Johnson Memorial Church of Christ in God. Services will be 12:30 p.m. Monday at Lifeline Fellowship Family Church with Superintendent Elijah Baptist officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4.

Those remaining and looking forward to “when all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be,” are: Fisher Johnson Jr., Jim Johnson, Elder Joseph Johnson Sr. (Charlene), Katie Wilson, all of Corsicana; Elder Curtis Johnson Sr. (Mary) of DeSoto and Mamie Brown of Los Angeles; an abundance of grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Elder A.Z. Johnson (Berdie) of Houston; a host of nieces, nephews, Johnson Memorial Church family and many friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
 

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Frances (Hundt) Mitchell
Jun 19, 1919 - Mar 24, 2007

Frances Mitchell

Frances Mitchell of Frost and formerly of Fort Worth passed away Saturday, March 24, 2007 in Hillsboro at the age of 87 years. She was born on June 19, 1919 to Frank and Minnie Hundt in Fort Worth. Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Mitchell. Frances and Ralph owned a grocery store in Everman for a number of years.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Dwain Lewis of Frost; grandchildren Justin and Susan Lewis, Lynne and Jason Coker, and Dustin and Tina Lewis; and great-grandchildren Candace Lewis, Emily and Hallie Coker, and Caleb Lewis.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church in Corsicana, with graveside services at 2 p.m. in Everman Cemetery in Everman. Visitation will be 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Happy Hill Farm in Granbury.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Sibyl Faye (Nutt) Keating
Jul 26, 1929 - Mar 23, 2007

Sibyl Faye Nutt Keating

Sibyl Faye Nutt Keating, 77, of Corsicana went to her resting place early Friday morning, March 23, 2007, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

She was born July 26, 1929 to Fred A. Nutt and Beatrice Crouch Nutt at Lake Halbert in Navarro County. She was a retired LVN. She had worked at the old Memorial Hospital in Corsicana and had retired from Mexia State School after 20 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, and a younger sister.

She is survived by her five children and seven grandchildren, son Duane F. Keating and wife Laura of Hemphill, daughter Cassandra Williams and husband Danny and children, Mary and David Williams of Bedford, son Kevin Keating and children, Kayla, Kyle and Kristine Keating of Silver City, son Timothy Keating and wife Lora of Hemphill, daughter Jennifer Long and husband Tim and children Taylor and Rebecca Long of Palm City, Fla., and special earth angel, Kellie Keating of Blooming Grove, sister Stella Nutt Persell of Corsicana, brother Duane Nutt and wife Davis of Corsicana, brother Jimmy Nutt and wife Joyce of Huntsville, and a number of nieces and nephews, and several aunts and uncles.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with brothers Duane Nutt and Jimmy Nutt officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Gloria Helen (Duncan) Smith
Apr 1, 1937 - Mar 17, 2007

Gloria Helen Smith

Gloria Helen Smith, 69, of Kerens passed away Saturday, March 17, 2007, at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

Services will be 1 p.m. today at New Hope Baptist Church in Kerens with Pastor Samuel Washington officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family members.

Mrs. Smith was born April 1, 1937 in Samaria Community.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Irva and Ruth Duncan; two brothers; and one daughter.

Survivors include daughters Ardell Washington (David) of Corsicana, Linda Washington (Willie) of Goodlow and Frances Smith Raindle of Dallas; sisters Annie Mae Harris of Goodlow and Annie Rose Jones of Dallas; brother Harvey Duncan (Virgil) of Kerens; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Johnnie M. Duncan; special friends Ruth Burks and Zeffer Lott; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Mildred Lorraine Worth
Dec 14, 1920 - Mar 21, 2007

Mrs. Mildred Lorraine Worth, 86, of Houston passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 in Houston. She was born on December 14, 1920 in Emhouse, Texas.

She was a member of the New Life Pentecostal Church in Houston, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, 2007 at Pattison Cemetery with the Rev. Don Castleberry officiating.

Mrs. Worth was preceded in death by her Husband, Walter Worth and Three Sisters.

She is survived by her Sons, Sidney H. Schuler of Amarillo, TX & Bobby E. Schuler of Houston, TX., Fifteen Grandchildred, Twenty-Three Great Grandchildren, Five Great Great Grandchildren, Sister, Maurice Keeling of Dallas, TX. and numerous nieces and nephews.


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Mildred Lorraine Worth

Mildred Lorraine Worth, 86, of Houston passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2007, in Houston.

Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Pattison Cemetery.

Mrs. Worth was born Dec. 14, 1920, in Emhouse. She was a member of New Life Pentecostal Church in Houston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Worth; and three sisters.

Survivors include her sons, Sidney H. Schuler Sr. of Amarillo and Bobby E. Schuler of Houston; sister, Maurice Keeling of Dallas; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces 0and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Gail (Darragh) Young-Richardson
Dec 11, 1944 - Mar 22, 2007

Gail Darragh Young Richardson

Gail Darragh Young Richardson, 62, of Corsicana went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, March 22, 2007.

Service will be 10 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at
Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Texas Department of Transportation employees.

Gail was born Dec. 11, 1944, in Middletown, Ohio, to James and Thella (King) Darragh. She had many fond memories of Chillicothe, Ohio, where she spent most of her school years before her family moved to Texas. She had lived in Corsicana since 1963, raising her family and working as a secretary to the area engineer of the Texas Department of Transportation, where she retired after 23 years of service. After retirement, Gail enjoyed spending time with her precious family and friends, traveling, volunteering and serving her Lord at St. Luke United Methodist Church, of which she was a member.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Ernest Bennett.

Survivors include her beloved family: son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Cassie Young of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Kristie (Young) and Mark Bower of Mesquite; grandchildren, Amanda Bourland of Lubbock, Ricky Johnson and Zachary Bower, both of Mesquite, and Emily Young and Madeline Young, both of Corsicana; sister, Judith Bennett of Bush, La.; numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

The family would like to thank Home Helpers, Hospice of Cedar Lake, Navarro Regional Hospital nursing staff, and Dr. John Updegrove.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ronald Gordon Lee
Jul 3, 1947 - Mar 20, 2007

Ronald Gordon Lee, 59, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2007, in Corsicana.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Randall Everett and the Rev. Robert Cecil officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Danny Hudson, Charlie Collier, James Jones, Jack Duke, Curtis Reese and Stan Lawhon.

Mr. Lee was born July 3, 1947, in Dallas to Gordon Lee and Willie Mae Beseda Lee.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Lee of Corsicana; son, Mark Lee and wife Alicia of Corsicana; daughter, Crystal Lee and Rocky Sheppard of Corsicana; grandson, Landon Lee; mother, Willie Mae Linex of Corsicana; grandmother, Anna Beseda of Hillsboro; brothers, Dale Lee and wife Danice of Kerens and Michael Lee and wife Michelle of Poetry; sister, Debbie Garrett and Gary of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Patricia Ann (Orbell) Veldt
Jul 10, 1940 - Mar 17, 2007
 

PATRICIA ANN VELDT

Mrs. Patricia Ann Veldt, 66, of Powell passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2007 in Corsicana. She was born on July 10, 1940 in Mapleton, Minnesota.

She worked as an Accountant with the railroad.

The family will have a visitation from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2007 at Corley Funeral Home. There is no service planned.

Mrs. Veldt was preceded in death by her Parents, Forrest & Opal Orbell.

She is survived by her Husband-Richard J. Veldt of Powell, TX Daughter & Son-in-law-Tara A. & Kieth Kahanek of Taylor, TX Daughter-Opal Z. Veldt of Joliet, IL Son-Richard K Veldt of Powell, TX Brother & Sister-in-law-Harry Walter & Sandy Orbell of Lisle, IL Sister-Lorena K. Heuman of Longmont, CO Brother-Kenneth Orbell of Easton, MN Brother & Sister-in-law-Larry Robert & Sue Orbell of Easton, MN Sister & Brother-in-law-LeLaLu & Gary Maxwell of West Brooklyn, IL Brother & Sister-in-law-Terry & Debra Orbell of Matteson, IL Grandson-Shawn Pommier of Taylor, TX Grandson-Colwyn Kahanek of Taylor, TX Grandson-Ethan Lynn-Veldt of Lockport, IL. and Numerous Nieces & Nephews.

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Death Notices - 03/23/07

Patricia Ann Veldt, 66, of Powell passed away Saturday, March 17, 2007, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. No services are planned.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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David Kenneth Bentz
Aug 28, 1953 - Mar 20, 2007

David Kenneth Bentz, 53, of Corsicana passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 20, 2007, in Corsicana.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with Dr. David Edwards and the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be William Bentz, Peter Bentz, David Zenk, Christopher York, Mike Flanagan and David Pentecost Jr.

David was born Aug. 28, 1953, in Dallas. He gained his nickname “Big Dave” because he was 6 feet and 9 inches, but his heart was much bigger. David was a Special Olympics coach for over 15 years. Last year at the area meet his family received the Family of the Year Award for Area 12 Chapter. Also for the past few years David and his family had been weekend house parents for Golden Circle Ranch, a house for the intellectually disabled. David and his wife taught missions to a group of 4 and 5 year olds every Wednesday at First Baptist Church. David leaves behind many friends and special athletes. David received his B.B.A. at UTA. He was an Eagle Scout with Boy Scouts of America.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Bentz of Corsicana; three daughters, Jessica, Kristina and Rebecca, all of Corsicana; parents, Don and Jodie Bentz of North Richland Hills; brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Jean Bentz and Peter and Sandy Bentz, all of North Richland Hills; sisters, Cathy Curtis of Lockhart, Donna Smith of Arlington, and Barbara Bentz and Daren McAvoy of Providence, Utah; nieces and nephews, Shannon and Patrick Smith, Maren, Carey and Parker Curtis, Dyar, Morgan, Annie, Meagan, Holly and Melissa Bentz; mother-in-law, Helga Suplita of Corsicana; aunt and uncle by marriage, Stanley and Karin Roberts of Corsicana; and cousins by marriage, David Zenk and “Little Stan” Roberts.

Memorials may be made to Corsicana Special Olympics, 1817 Sycamore, Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Hubert Edward French 
Sep 20, 1931 - Mar 19, 2007

Hubert Edward French

Mr. Hubert Edward French, 75, of Corsicana passed away on Monday, March 19, 2007 in Corsicana. He was born on September 20, 1931 in Scurry, Texas.

He was a very loving Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, and Friend. He was tender hearted and loved helping people in any way he could. He was employed with the City of Corsicana retiring after 30+ years of service. He was an avid pool player, and had a great love for his dog, Peanut.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2007 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rickey Sykes, Ray York, Devin Garrett, Gary Sykes, Shawn Holloway, and Charles Holloway.

Mr. French was preceded in death by his Parents, John F. & Alice French, Seven Sisters & One Brother.

He is survived by his Wife, Mary H. French of Corsicana, Daughter, Lorie Ann French of Corsicana, TX., Brother & Sister-in-Law, Roy & Carolyn French of Corsicana, TX., and numerous Nieces & Nephews.

Friends desiring to do so may make Memorial Contributions to the American Heart Association, 1615 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207.

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Hubert Edward French

Hubert Edward French, 75, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 19, 2007, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Sykes, Ray York, Devin Garrett, Gary Sykes, Shawn Holloway and Charles Holloway.

Mr. French was born Sept. 20, 1931, in Scurry. He was a very loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. He was tender hearted and loved helping people in any way he could. He was employed with the City of Corsicana, retiring after more than 30 years of service. He was an avid pool player and had a great love for his dog Peanut.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John F. and Alice French; seven sisters and one brother.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Helen French of Corsicana; daughter, Lorie Ann French of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Carolyn French of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 1615 Stemmons Frwy., Dallas, TX 75207.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jimmy Dunagan
abt 1949 - Mar 5, 2007

DUNAGAN

Jacksonville — Graveside services for Jimmy Dunagan, 58, will be at 2 p.m. today, March 5, 2007 at Seven Springs Cemetery with Rev. Randy Thielsen officiating; K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center directing services. Mr. Dunagan died Saturday at Regional Medical Center.

He is survived by a daughter, Tammi Farmer, of Corsicana, Texas; two sons, Gregory and Dennis Dunagan, of Jacksonville; three sisters, Linda Bryant, of Jacksonville, Jean Dunagan, of Palatka, Fla., and Janice Dumas, of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; three brothers, Wayne Dunagan, of Jacksonville, Harold Burgess, of Ohatchee and Charles Burgess, of Jacksonville; two grandsons, Dakota and Joseph Farmer; two caregivers, Judy Howard and Linda Bryant. Pallbearers will be Gary Mangum, Danny Mangum, Randy Harcrow, Butch Cross, Mark Mangum and Joel Carr.

Mr. Dunagan was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a former civil service employee at AOD and Ft. McClellan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldon and Jewell Dunagan. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Seven Springs Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, 4410 Cedar Springs Rd., Jacksonville, AL 36265 or Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 905, Jacksonville, AL 36265.


Violet Maxine Sturgeon
Jun 25, 1924 - Mar 4, 2007

VIOLET MAXINE STURGEON

The funeral for Violet Maxine Sturgeon, 82, of Corsicana, Texas, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God Church, Fairview. The Revs. Richard Boettiger and Jerry Sturgeon will officiate. Burial will be in South Mennonite Brethren Cemetery, Fairview. Arrangements are by Fairview Funeral Home Inc., Fairview. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

She was born June 25, 1924, in Isabella to Peter P. and Elizabeth Flaming Cornelsen and died Sunday, March 4, 2007, in Corsicana.

She grew up and attended school in Fairview. She attended Bible school in Enid.

She married Paul Sturgeon Feb. 26, 1943, in Fairview. They moved to Waxahachie, Texas, shortly after their marriage where he attended Bible school. They were Assembly of God evangelists for nearly 40 years and traveled across the U.S., Germany, Mexico and Cuba. They lived in Waxahachie until December 1998, when they moved to Springfield, Mo.

She moved to Fort Worth, Texas, following his death April 1, 2001. She later moved to Heritage Oaks Home for Assisted Living in Corsicana.

Surviving are two sons, Gary Sturgeon of Tawakoni, Texas, and Jerry Sturgeon of Russia; three daughters, Sheryl Boettiger of Houston, Sherry Wolf of Bredgman, Mich., and Shauna Brauchler of Mesa, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Assembly of God Missions Department in Springfield.

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  • Enid News - Oklahoma Mar 8, 2007

Louella G. (Sanford) Robinson
Feb 14, 1926 - Mar 20, 2007

Louella G. Robinson

Louella G. Robinson, 81, of Amarillo died Tuesday, March 20, 2007.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Vurn Martin, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Warford-Walker Mortuary, 509 N. Hughes St.

Mrs. Robinson was born Feb. 14, 1926, in Corsicana to Melvin and Emma Sanford. She was a longtime resident of Amarillo and a domestic worker. She was a member of Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Willie E. Ford and wife Isabella of Amarillo; and three stepsons, Milton Forge of Corpus Christi, James T. Forge of Houston and Gregory of Paris, Texas.

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  • Amarillo Globe-News, March 23, 2007

Raul Ybarra
Aug 11, 1969 - Mar 18, 2007

Raul Ybarra, 37, of Frost passed away Sunday, March 18, 2007, in Corsicana.

Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dresden Cemetery with Deacon Lewis Palos and the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating.

Mr. Ybarra was born Aug. 11, 1969, in Corsicana to Apolonio Ybarra Sr. and Maria Serrano Ybarra.

Survivors include his mother, Maria Ybarra of Frost; brothers, Richard Lee Ybarra of Frost, Albert Ybarra of Waco, Julian Ybarra of Beeville, Sefrino Ybarra of Corsicana, Felipe Ybarra of Beeville, Cruz Ybarra of Fort Worth and Zeke Ybarra of Frost; and sisters, Alicia Ybarra of Frost, Margie Servantes of Waco and Rosa Lee Williams of Palestine.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mr. Ybarra
Raul Ybarra, 37, of Frost, died on Sunday, March 18, 2007, in Corsicana.
He was born on Aug. 11, 1969, to Maria Serrano and Apolonio Ybarra Sr. in Corsicana.
Survivors include his mother, Maria Ybarra of Frost; seven brothers, Richard Lee Ybarra and Zeke Ybarra, both of Frost, Albert Ybarra of Waco, Julian Ybarra and Felipe Ybarra, both of Beeville, Sefrino Ybarra of Corsicana, Cruz Ybarra of Fort Worth; and three sisters, Alicia Ybarra of Frost, Margie Servantes of Waco and Rosa Lee Williams of Palestine.
Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Dresden Cemetery with Deacon Lewis Palos and Father Danilo Ramos officiating.

Arrangements were by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

BEEBILLE BEE-PICAYUNE


Bertha Washington
abt 1947 - Mar 6, 2007

Bertha Washington, 60, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary, with special moments of comforting words and expressions at noon today. Pastor David E. Wilson is officiating. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Margaret Catherine (Wolfe) May-Sprowl
Sep 22, 1914 - Mar 19, 2007
 

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2007 for Margaret Catherine Wolfe May Sprowl. Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman is in charge of the arrangements.

Margaret Catherine Wolfe May Sprowl was born to William and Elizabeth Wolfe on Sept. 22, 1914, in Van Alstyne. She died on March 15, 2007, at the Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. She was the oldest and the last surviving of seven children. She married Thomas M. May of Princeton, Texas, in Durant, Okla., on Aug. 19, 1933. They began their married life in Van Alstyne where they lived for more than 25 years. There, they reared three children — a daughter and two sons — before moving to Sherman in 1959.

Catherine joined East Sherman Baptist Church in 1959. There she participated in many aspects of the church’s activities. She made friends easily and was ready to volunteer for any task. She was well known for her cooking and assisted in preparing many meals at the church.

She held varied jobs and worked continuously until finally retiring in 1982.

Her husband, Tommy May, died June 19, 1975 in Sherman. In 1978, she married Hoyt Sprowl of Van Alstyne. Mr. Sprowl died on Dec. 16, 1995.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Walter Thomas of Barry; her son, Clifton May of Artesia, N.M.; her son, Dewayne May of Dallas; her grandson, Tatum May and his wife of Chandler, Ariz.; and her great granddaughter, Sadie Grace May of Chandler, Ariz.; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

The family thanks the staff at Heritage Oaks for the care given her. Also heartfelt thanks go to all for their many kindnesses extended during her illness, especially Susie Enriquez, Johnnie Jerrall, Darlene Williams and Alice and Hulen Chandler. She will be missed by all who knew her.

A family visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 pm today at Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman.

Arrangements by Waldo Funeral Home, Sherman.

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Roy L. Cook
abt 1946 - Mar 21, 2007

COOK, ROY L., 61, born to Mr. Ben and Rosie Lee Cook in Corsicana, TX. He was called to rest on March 21, 2007. He was a loving, giving and caring person. No one was a stranger to him. He was loved by many. He completed his education from Peabody High School in 1965. From there he moved to Dallas, TX where he made his home. He joined church at an early age. He was employed by Vought Aircraft Industry for 28 1/2 years at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters and 1 brother. He leaves to cherish his memory: wife, Sophia Cook, 2 daughters, Erica Cook of Dallas and Melinda Jean Justice of Jefferson, TX, stepson, Mark Cook of Dallas, 3 grandchildren, Bianca Stroughter, Hunter Stroughter of Dallas, Melissa Justice of Jefferson, TX, 5 brothers, Ben Cobb Jr., Larry Cook, Lessie Cook, Bennie Cook (Ruthie) of Dallas, Abdul Cook (Corinne) of Wichita Falls, TX, five sisters, Jennie Winston, Minnie Cook, Jo Hodge, Naomi Cook, Chauncy Johnson (Leway), a host of nieces and nephews, very special friends, Mr. Billy Young, Ms. Sonia Lightner, Mr. Charles Riley, Mr. Ronnie Compton, 6 aunts, 1 uncle and numerous cousins. Wake - Wednesday, March 28 from 8:30 - 9:30 pm - Funeral Service - Thursday, March 29 at 1 pm, both services held at Golden Gate Funeral Home - 4155 S. R. L Thornton Fwy @ Ann Arbor John E. Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home 214-941-7332

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  • Published in the Dallas Morning News on 3/28/2007

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