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Viola Bradford Armstrong
May 26, 1929 - Mar 30, 2007

 

Viola Bradford Armstrong

Viola Bradford Armstrong, 77, of Powell passed away Friday March 30, 2007, at Baylor Medical Center of Dallas.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Scott Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Hope Baptist Church in Kerens with the Rev. Samuel Washington and the Rev. William Bradford officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tom Bradford, Boris Ponder, Kevin Ponder, Lawrence Shamlin, Sean Foreman, Wesley Mason and George C. Shamlin II. Honorary pallbearers will be Marcus Armstrong Sr., James R. Herod, Melvin Armstrong, George C. Shamlin and James Herod.

She was born on May 26, 1929, in Kerens. She graduated from Kerens public schools. After living in Fort Worth for a number of years she returned to Kerens and made her home in Powell for the remainder of her life. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband Eldridge Earl Armstrong; stepchildren, Marcia (James) Herod of Dallas, Melvin (Catherine) Armstrong of Round Rock and Marcus (Vanessa) Armstrong of Mesquite; two sisters, Hattie Mae Vanibuls and Fannie Mae Alexander of Houston; brother, Estell (Mildred) Ponder of Houston; sister-in-law, Mary Ponder of Kerens; and the entire Bradford family, Powell State Bank family, New Hope family, and a host of other relatives, nieces, nephews and special friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Gladys Mae (Loving) Jones-Moore
Jan 1, 1930 - Apr 1, 2007

Gladys Mae Jones Moore, 77, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, April 1, 2007, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

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

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at 4 p.m. Friday at Parker Cemetery in Grapeland.

Mrs. Moore was born Jan. 1, 1930, in Houston.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Media Loving; four brothers; three sisters; great-granddaughter, Breanna Lawson; and grandson, Lincoln Townsend.

Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Kathryn Casaday of Corsicana and Jean and Doug Winn of Trinidad; sisters and brother-in-law, Beatrice Ginsel of Grapeland and Mattie and Maynard Martin of Houston; granddaughters, Angela Robinson and husband David of Lake Charles, La., Donna Jean Danes and husband Jeromey of Willis, Janet Owen of Carlsbad, N.M., and Denise Ogea and husband Donald of Grand Lake, La.; grandsons, Kenneth Knotts Jr. and wife Tammy of Columbia, Tenn., and Raymond Casaday of Huntsville; 15 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and lots and lots of friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Viola (Goodin) Pritchett
Aug 29, 1911 - Apr 2, 2007

Viola Goodin Pritchett

Viola Goodin Pritchett, 95, of Corsicana passed away Monday, April 2, 2007, in Corsicana.

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

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Mrs. Pritchett was born Aug. 29, 1911, in Eureka.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kennard Pritchett; parents, John and Fannie Goodin; son, Harold Pritchett; and sister, Pauline Goodin.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Buddy and Myrtle Pritchett of Cayuga; daughters and sons-in-law, Rosa and Charles Coley of Fairview, Joann Warren of Corsicana, Nancy and Gene Berry of Kerens and Janet and Hoyt Parker of McDonough, Ga.; daughter-in-law, Patricia Pritchett of Eureka; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Billy Roy Rash
Jul 26, 1941 - Apr 1, 2007

Mr. Billy Roy Rash, 65, of Angus passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2007 at his residence in Angus. He was born on July 26, 1941 in Corsicana, Texas.
He worked as a maintenance worker in the manufacturing industry.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2007 at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at the Eureka Cemetery with the Revs. Floyd Peterson & Wayne Mahoney officiating.

Pallbearers will be James Goodwin, Carl Buchanan, Roy Rash, Richard Payne, and James Sawyer.

Mr. Rash was preceded in death by his parents, Roy A. & Emma Hammonds Rash and a brother, Bobby Gene Rash.

He is survived by his Wife-Bette Nell Rash of Angus, TX Daughter & Son-in-law-Gale & Richard Payne of Purdon, TX Daughter & Son-in-law-Tammy & Pete McCulloch of Purdon, TX Daughter & Son-in-law-Lisa & Brent Sipes of Saginaw, TX Son & Daughter-in-law-Roy & Michelle Rash of Marshall, TX Son-Kenny Roy Rash of Corsicana, TX Son & Daughter-in-law-Carl & Virginia Buchanan of Spring, TX Son & Daughter-in-law-Alvin & Lil Buchanan of Whitney, TX Daughter-Tracy Rozele of Rockwall, TX Daughter-Heather Malloy of Corsicana, TX 32 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren. Sister & Brother-in-law-Bettie & Doug Jones of Corsicana, TX Sister & Brother-in-law-Mary & Rocky Keene of Corsicana, TX Sister-Jackie Mitcham of Kerens, TX Sister & Brother-in-law-Judy & Buddy McGraw of Blooming Grove, TX Sister-Brenda Albritton of Corsicana, TX Uncle & Aunt-Floyd & Barbara Hammonds of Hawkins, TX Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.
 

Clifton Montgomery Barron
Aug 6, 1917 - Mar 31, 2007

Clifton Montgomery Barron, age 89, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Health Care and Rehab in Corsicana. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years Blanche Barron.

He was retired from Reed Tool Company in Houston, and an active member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Corsicana, until his illness.

Clifton is survived by his daughter Carol Gilpin of Retreat, son and daughter-in-law Don and Brenda Barron of Corsicana, son and daughter-in-law Andy and Sharlene Barron of Corsicana, his sister Lorene Daniel of Corsicana, and Fayrene Denson of San Antonio, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home with Brother Curtis Gilbert and Dr. Darin Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

Pallbearers will be the grandsons, Chris Gilpin, Christopher Gilpin, Charles Gilpin, Duane Hovey, Andrew Barron and Terry L. Patrick.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Joseph ‘Joe’ Luce
Dec 27, 1923 - Apr 2, 2007

Joseph “Joe” Luce, 83, of Mansfield passed away Monday, April 2, 2007, in Temple.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasantview Baptist Church, 4400 Pleasantview Drive, Arlington, with Dr. D.L. Moody officiating. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Bill Bain, Vernon Fair, Don Pope, Eddie Malphus, Jim Yoakum and Jean Caviness.

Mr. Luce was born Dec. 27, 1923, in Chandler. He was a member of Pleasantview Baptist Church in Arlington. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Italy and Africa. He was a member of the DAV and the VFW.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William H. and Hattie Luce; three sisters and seven brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Verrena Luce of Mansfield; son and daughter-in-law, Stanley and Charlotte Luce of Mansfield; grandsons and their wives, Joey and Amy Luce of Cleburne and Marc and Lisa Richburg of Mansfield; granddaughters and their husbands, Candace and Chris Howell of Gilbert, Ariz., and Denise and Jeremy LaRue of Maypearl; great-granddaughters, Morgan Baggett, Madison Baggett and Macy LaRue, all of Maypearl, Carson Luce of Cleburne and Grace Richburg of Mansfield; great-grandsons, Brett Luce of Cleburne, and Seth Richburg and Judson Richburg, both of Mansfield; brothers and sister-in-law, Woodrow Luce of Dallas and Buck and Phobe Luce of Burleson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Shiloh Ministries, P.O. Box 797, Kennedale, TX 76060.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Larry Joe DeMoss
Oct 17, 1938 - Mar 31, 2007

Larry DeMoss passed away at his home in Emhouse on March 31, 2007 at the age of 69. He was born on Oct. 17, 1938 to Joe DeMoss and Hazel Poarch DeMoss. He lived his life in the Corsicana area and graduated from Corsicana High School.

He retired from the City of Corsicana as director of public works. He then bought out the General Store and after several years retired from there.

Later he worked for the R&H Pharmacy and the P&S Pharmacy delivering medicines.

He was a 32nd degree mason and a Shriner. He was an avid fisherman and shared his catches with family and friends. He will be missed by all. He was a big sports fan and as a young man played football and baseball, refereeing at the high school and college level later on.

He was preceded in death by his son Steve DeMoss; father Joe DeMoss; mother and stepfather Hazel and James Phelps; one stepdaughter Debbie Fitzpatrick and one stepson Ronald Foley.

He is survived by his companion of 18 years, Pat; one son Joel DeMoss of Dallas; grandson Chat DeMoss of Corsicana; two brothers Billy DeMoss and wife Martha of Roane and Grady Lynn DeMoss of California; stepson Ricky Foley and wife Lupe; stepdaughter Dolly Bowles and husband Rick of Corsicana; stepdaughter-in-law Myong Foley of Broddus; six step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; a special friend, Pat’s sister Vanessa Brotherton; and a host of other friends and loved ones.

Pallbearers will be Damon DeMoss, Chat DeMoss, David DeMoss, Rick Bowles, Bobby Ford and Roy Ragsdale. Honorary pallbearers will be David Dycus, Jack Owens, Lawrence DeMoss, Geral Nichols, Bobby Kent and Richard Cuter.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Otis Conner officiating. Interment will follow at Black Hills Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Maxine (Brown) Love
Oct 14, 1928 - Mar 28, 2007

Maxine Love

Maxine Love, 78, of North Richland Hills, a retired Tarrant County social worker, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2007.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Mount Olivet Funeral Home, 2301 N. Sylvania Ave., Fort Worth. Service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Richland Hills United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at 4 p.m. Monday at Richland Cemetery.

Maxine was born Oct. 14, 1928, to Gladys Ballew and William Henry Brown. She was very active in the Red Hat Society as well as North Richland Hills Chapter of the AARP. Maxine was very active in Richland Hills United Methodist Church, where she was a charter member.

Survivors include her son, Bruce Love and wife Jennifer of Hurst; son, David Love and wife Renee of Bowie; brother, Bill Brown Sr. of Corsicana; grandchildren, Jason Love, Elizabeth Love-Wyss, Leah Love and Robin Love; great-grandchildren, Hannah Love and Reid Wyss; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Richland Hills United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Mount Olivet Funeral Home, Fort Worth.

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Gerrianna Patton
Mar 6, 1969 - Mar 25, 2007

Gerrianna Patton passed away at her residence in The Colony on Sunday, March 25, 2007, at the age of 38. She was born in Okinawa, Japan, on March 6, 1969. She spent most of her life in Kerens, attending Kerens public schools and Corsicana Christian Academy. She was employed as a secretary with Live Oak Petroleum Company in Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Hays and Maureen Hoskins; and her paternal grandmother, Melissa Patton.

She is survived by her daughters, Kirra Ibarra of Fairfield and Courtney Conatser of Irving; son, Zachary Goodwin of Teague; mother, Marilyn Stockman of Addison; father, Jerry Patton of Tulsa, Okla.; sister, Melanie Foster of Addison; aunt Jerilyn McDonald, uncle Roger McDonald, niece Allison McDonald and nephew Jonathan McDonald, all of Charlotte, N.C.; nephew and niece, Blade and Trinity Bennett of Addison; aunt, Jan Dobbs of Denver, Colo.; paternal grandfather, Lester Patton of New Mexico; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 2, at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at Trinidad Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jimmy Edwin Almond
Oct 22, 1936 - Mar 29, 2007

Jimmy Edwin Almond, 70, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, March 29, 2007, in Temple.

He was born Oct. 22, 1936 in Healton, Okla., to Glen Bert and Angel Gwendolyn Almond. He graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1954 and was graduated from the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy at Rolla in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army, active and reserve, achieving the rank of captain. He was retired as a professional engineer in instrumentation and supervisory control and later taught mathematics at Navarro College. He was a former base commander of American Legion Post 22 in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his father, Glen Bert Almond; and his eldest son, Christopher Almond.

He is survived by his mother, Angel Gwendolyn Almond of Corsicana; brother, James Almond of Corsicana; sister, Glenda Voelmeck and husband Wayne of Pennsylvania; daughter, Angie Melaas, her husband Dave and their children Ashley, Jared, Kelsie, Jonathan and Jordan of Cordova, Tenn.; and son, Ben Almond, his wife Cheryl and their sons Kamrin and Steven of Watauga.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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JIMMY EDWIN ALMOND
(October 22, 1936 - March 29, 2007)

Mr. Jimmy Edwin Almond, 70, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2007 in Temple, Texas. He was born on October 22, 1936 in Headlton.

A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2007 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment of remains will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Almond was preceded by his Father, Glen Almond and his Son, Christopher Almond.

He is survived by his Son, Ben Almond, Daughter, Angie Melaas, and his Mother, Mrs. Glen B. Almond


Troy William Connor
Aug 8, 1922 - Mar 30, 2007

Troy Connor

Services for Troy Connor, 85, of Emmett will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Prairie Grove Cemetery in Emmett with the Rev. William Dollar officiating. Mr. Connor died in his home Friday, March 30, 2007.

He was born Aug. 8, 1922 in Delia to Julia Inez and Willie Joseph Connor of Emmett. He married Dorothy Connor May 30, 1946 in Emmett. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Connor was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Connor, his parents; brothers Bobby Jack Connor, Roy Pat Connor, and Dan Peyton Connor.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law Gary and Ann Connor; sister Marguerite Wallace of Farmers Branch; granddaughter Amy Myhand and her husband Shayne, and their two sons Travis and Cole of Hutto; and a grandson, Matt Connor of San Marcos.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Lakeshia Deshawn Donaldson
Mar 29, 1980 - Mar 28, 2007

Lakeshia Deshawn Donaldson, 26, of Dallas passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2007, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. today at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Grace Temple AME Church in Corsicana, where the Revs. Michael and Joann Donaldson are pastors. The Rev. Victory Phyllis Davis will officiate. Old Testament reading will be by the Rev. Edward Hunt, New Testament reading by Pastor William Goodwin, prayer by Pastor Kenneth Fletcher, and psalmist will be Zoie Gaines. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Keldrine Wade, Montray Bush, Randy Jones, Antonio Houston and Deon Grayson. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Christmas, Tyler Roberts, Yuekore “Deon” Tolliver, Lakeem Christmas and Howard Ned.

Ms. Donaldson was born March 29, 1980, in Corsicana.

Survivors include her daughter, Ashley Symone Quinshae Donaldson; father and mother, the Revs. Michael and Joann Donaldson of Corsicana; brother, Michael P. Donaldson Sr. of Corsicana; sisters, Twania Christmas and husband Ricky of Lake Jackson and Angilee Evans of Dallas; grandmothers, Lula Williams and Margie Elmore (Fred); great-grandmother, Kathrine Watts; aunts, Mary Bryant (Edsel), Gloria Warren and Monique Thomas; uncles, J.W. Wade, James Wade, Jimmy Wade (Sherry) and Leonard Wade; nieces, Taylor Roberts, Latia Christmas, Sunny and Grace Gaines; nephews, Tyler Roberts, Deon “D.J.” Tolliver and Lakeem Christmas; and other relatives, cousins and special friends, Stacy Wickware, Howard Ned, Rita Colbert, Kathy Wilson and Pamela Woods.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Percell Donaldson and Johnny Williams.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Johnie (Spencer) Hobbs
Jan 7, 1907 - Apr 3, 2007

Johnie S. Hobbs
Johnie Spencer Hobbs, 100 of Corsicana, formerly of Frost passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2007 in Corsicana, Born January 7, 1907 to B.L. Spencer and Mary E. Blasingame Spencer in Frost. She was a homemaker. Visitation has been set for Wednesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. with graveside services to be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the Frost Cemetery with Mike Alexander officiating.


Jahron Christabell Scott
Oct 15, 1928 - Mar 7, 2007

Jahron Christabell Scott, resident of Tyler, Texas, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler at the age of 78 years. She was born on October 15, 1928 in Pittsburg , Texas. Graveside services will be held on Friday, March 9, 2007 at Frost Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be held on Thursday afternoon from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law: Joe and Peggy Scott of Sachse, Daughters and son in law: Jahron and Gerald Strother of Tyler and Jan Pappa of Plano. Six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Sister: Judy Zapata of Richardson.


Loretta June (Garrison) Spear
Mar 20, 1925 - Mar 7, 2007

Loretta June Spear

Loretta June Spear, 81, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2007 in Corsicana.

Born March 20, 1925 to Arthue Garrison and Elvia Rea Matlock Garrison.

Visitation has been set for Sunday from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. with services at 3:00 p.m. at the chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Luera officiating, Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Spear graduated from Corsicana High School in 1942, She and her husband had two children in Texas before traveling with them to Illinois, Kansas and finally to California where they lived for twenty five years, She and her husband W.M. moved back to Corsicana in retirement to take care of their parents in 1979.

Surviving relatives her loving husband W.M. Spear of Corsicana, daughter and son in law Beverly and Gary Kalsbeck, son and daughter in law Ray and Sherrie Spear, 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren all of California. Sister Bertha Lee Pritchard of Chandler.


Jeffrey Hampton
abt 1952 - Mar 2, 2007

Jeffrey Hampton, resident of Corsicana, Texas, passed away Friday, March 2, 2007 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana at the age of 51. He was born in Waco, Texas on March 21, 1955. No public service is planned at this time.


Aline King
Sep 8, 1929 - Feb 27, 2007

Aline King, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana, Born September 8, 1929 in Corsicana to Whit and Irma Lee Knoll King. Visitation has been set for Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Graveside services has been set 2:00 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.


Billy Joe Pickett, Sr.
Jul 16, 1947 - Apr 2, 2007
 

Billy Joe Pickett, Sr. of Corsicana, passed away at Homeplace Hospice in Tyler on Monday, April 2, 2007.
He was a Veteran who served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.

He is surved by his wife Corline Pickett of Corsicana, Son and Daughter-in-Law Billy Joe, Jr. and Laura Pickett of Rice, Daughter Amanda Marie Pickett of Corsicana, Brother Lester Pickett of San Angelo, Brother and Sister-in-Law Donald and Neil Pickett of Arizona, Brother and Sister-in-Law James and Jerri Pickett of Arlington, Brother and Sister-in-Law Charles and Frankie Pickett of Euless, Brother Willie Pickett of Glen Rose, Granddaughter Tristan Danielle Pickett of Rice, Grandson Anthony Pickett of Rice, Granddaughter Bethanie Jeanene Pickett of Rice, Mother-in-Law LaVerne Voss of Corsicana, Sister-in-Law Rose Pickett of Arlington and Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Parents Walter and Alta Rae Pickett, Brothers Dwayne, Wayne, Ernest and Kenneth Pickett.

Visitation will be on Thursday April 5, 2007 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

A Funeral Service will be at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, April 6, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.

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Roy Posey
Oct 24, 1912 - Apr 4, 2007

Mr. Roy Posey, 94, of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2007 in Dallas, Texas. He was born on October 24, 1912 in McCord, Texas.
He was a longtime active member of the Emhouse United Methodist Church where had served as Sunday School Superintendent. He was a former member of the Barry School Board. He was a farmer and rancher.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2007 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2007 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Alison Humann officiating. Interment will follow in the Dresden Cemetery.

Mr. Posey was preceded in death by his Wife, Macel Posey and Seven Brothers & Sisters.

He is survived by his Son, Charles Posey of Dallas, TX., Sister, Lola Peacock of Whitney, TX., Brother, Thurman Posey of Waxahachie, TX. and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Roy Posey

Roy Posey, 94, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at Treemont Nursing and Rehab Center.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Alison Humann officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Mr. Posey was born Oct. 24, 1912 in McCord. He was a longtime, active member of the Emhouse United Methodist Church, where he had served as Sunday School Superintendent. He was a former member of the Barry School Board.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Macie Posey; and seven brothers and sisters.

Survivors include son Charles Posey of Dallas; sister Lola Peacock of Whitney; brother Thurman Posey of Waxahachie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Emhouse Methodist Church or Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Dallas.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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William Eugene Posey -
Aug 1, 1938 - Oct 30, 2003

POSEY
WILLIAM EUGENE

Born August 1, 1938 in Corsicana texas and passed away October 30, 2003, in Seagoville, texa at the age of 65. Mr. Posey is preceded in death by his parents, James E. and Willine Posey, wife Minnie Posey, and brother, Howard B. Posey. He is survived by his son, James "Andy" Posey, son and daughter-in-law, Terry E. and Amy Posey, and daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth (Lisa) and Doug Voss, 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers, Robert "Bob" Posey, and James E. "Buddy" Posey, and numerous other family members and a host of friends. Visitation will be Saturday November 1, 2003 and Sunday, November 2, 2003, from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Family will receive friends from 4-6 on Sunday evening at the funeral home. Funeral services will be Monday, November 3, 2003, at 3:00 p.m. at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Craig Lacy officiating. Interment to follow at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park inn Mesquite Texas


Charlotte Ann Thomas
Sep 29, 1934 - Apr 6, 2007

CHARLOTTE ANN THOMAS

Mrs. Charlotte Ann Thomas, 72, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, April 6, 2007 in Corsicana. She was born on September 29, 1934 in Wichita Falls, Texas.
She worked for Johnson Oil Company and later worked for Kentucky Fried Chicken as manager for thirteen years.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, 2007 at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2007 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens, Texas with the Rev. Dave Alexander officiaiting.

Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by a Son, Randall L. Wallace, Sister, Lorene L. Brantley, and a Aunt, Gladys Fowlkes.

She is survived by her Husband, William Albert Thomas of Corsicana, TX.,, Daughter & Son-in-Law, Valarie & Darryl McGee of Athens, TX., Sister & Brother-in-Law, Pat & Richard Fowlkes of Palestine, TX., and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

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Charlotte Ann Thomas

Charlotte Ann Thomas, 72, of Corsicana passed away Friday, April 6, 2007, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens with the Rev. Dave Alexander officiating.

Mrs. Thomas was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Wichita Falls.

She was preceded in death by her son, Randall L. Wallace; sister, Lorene L. Brantley; and aunt, Gladys Fowlkes.

Survivors include her husband, William Albert Thomas of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Valarie and Darryl McGee of Athens; sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Richard Fowlkes of Palestine; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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George A. Martin
abt 1945 - Apr 5, 2007

Funeral services for George A. Martin, 62, of Sulphur, La. will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana with the Rev. Curtis Gilbert officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, and from 8 a.m. until service time Tuesday, April 10, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Mr. Martin passed away Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 3:10 a.m. in a Lake Charles, La., hospital. He was a native of Corsicana and a longtime resident of Sulphur, La. He was a United States Army Veteran and served during the Vietnam War and he was a member of the Baptist faith. Mr. Martin retired as the produce manager from Market Basket after 23 years of service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.

Survivors includes his wife of 32 years, Brenda Louviere Martin of Sulphur, La.; son, Allen Hammett and wife Margaret of Sulphur, La.; daughters, Belinda Jones and fiancé Tommy Culpepper of Lake Charles, La., and Ashley Bryant and husband Aaron of Sulphur, La.; mother, Bettie Martin of Corsicana; brothers, James Martin, Jackie Martin and Kenneth Martin, all of Corsicana; sisters, Bettie Sue Miles and Brenda Davis, both of Corsicana; and grandchildren, Lynda Hammett, Lauren Bryant, Shelby Bryant, Lakyn Culpepper and Tyler Culpepper.

Arrangements by Robison Funeral Home, Sulphur, La.

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Dorothy Gene Modester
abt 1946 - Mar 29, 2007

Dorothy Gene Modester, 61, of Kerens passed away March 29, 2007 at her residence. Services will be 11 a.m. today at New Hope Baptist Church with Pastor Samuel Washington officiating. Interment will follow at Goodlow Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Katherine Wallace
abt 1942 - Mar 28, 2007

Katherine Wallace, 65, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at Health Care and Rehab of Corsicana. Services will be 1 p.m. today at Kelly’s Temple Church of God in Christ with the Rev. B.J. Kelly officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Gwyendolyn Louise Hall Gay
Nov 3, 1924 - Apr 4, 2007

Gwendolyn Louise Hall Gay

Gwendolyn Louise Hall Gay, formerly of Dallas and Nacogdoches, passed away at a San Angelo nursing home Wednesday evening, April 4, 2007. Born in Ennis on Nov. 3, 1924, to Samuel Watts Hall and Ethel Louise Powledge Hall, she married the love of her life, Richard Neil Gay, in 1943. They had seven children and were living in Odessa when Neil died at age 38. She mourned him the rest of her life.

Gwen was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Haskell H. Hall and Rex E. Hall, and her beloved husband Neil. She is survived by sisters Tillie Gibbs of Dallas and Mary “Tensy” Seelye of Waco and brother James Hall Sr. of Garland. She is survived by all seven of her children: Margaret Louise Gay Charlesworth and husband Dr. Ernest Charlesworth of San Angelo, Barbara Jean Gay Ziegenhals of Pleasanton, Calif., Richard Frank Gay and wife Linda Moore Gay of Dallas, Gary Neil Gay and wife Raynell McMullin Gay of Alexandria, Pa., Gene Allen Gay of Dallas, Michael Craig Gay of Austin, and Gordon Dean Gay of Dallas. She leaves seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren: Richard Neil and Line Tveit Charlesworth and children Eirik and Olivia Charlesworth of San Angelo and Justin Charlesworth of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Mark Edward and Nicole Charlesworth of Point Mugu Naval Base, Calif.; Vincent Neil and Miki Gay and daughter Hannah Gay of Dallas; Jessica Lloyd Gay and Donny Mayes and sons Tyler and Jedidiah Mayes of Nacogdoches; Andrew Gay of Nacogdoches; and Emily Gay of Nacogdoches. She also leaves several nieces and nephews and various cousins scattered throughout Texas and the South.

After being widowed at 38, she moved from Odessa to Nacogdoches where she worked for several years as secretary in the Art Department at Stephen F. Austin State University. She then moved to Dallas and retired from the Consumer Fraud Investigation Division at Chilton. Following a stroke that left her unable to drive, she joined her daughter Margaret and son-in-law Ernest Charlesworth in San Angelo in 1999.

One of her great passions was genealogy. She published several books featuring various family lines and was very active in the United Daughters of the Confederacy. At the time of her death, she was president of San Angelo Chapter 1223, San Angelo, and previously served as registrar for chapters in San Angelo, Brenham and Dallas. She was a life master in bridge and an expert in parliamentary procedure. Even when her health necessitated moving to a nursing home, she continued working crossword puzzles and enjoyed board and table games, especially Skip-Bo with her two sisters.

She was especially proud of the family tradition of military service. She was a Navy wife to Richard Neil, Navy mom to Gary and Michael Craig (both retired USN), and Navy grandmom to Vincent and Mark. Son-in-law Ernest retired from the Air Force and grandson Richard served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Corley Funeral Home.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Graceland Mausoleum at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana. Burial will follow the service. Pallbearers will be her five sons and sons-in-law: Richard Frank Gay, Gary Neil Gay, Gene Allen Gay, Michael Craig Gay, Gordon Dean Gay and Ernest N. Charlesworth. Following the burial, there will be a reception for family and friends at Wicklow Inn.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Triston Whiteside
d. Apr 5, 2007

Triston Whiteside, 3 weeks, of Fairfield passed away Thursday, April 5, 2007, at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Service will be 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Fairfield. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Johnny L. Chapman
Apr 15, 1959 - Apr 6, 2007

JOHNNY CHAPMAN

Mr. Johnny Chapman, 47, of Streetman passed away at his residence on Friday, April 6, 2007. He was born on April 15, 1959 in Corsicana, Texas.

He fought a very courageous battle for the past two and a half years. He was a great example for everybody. He graduated from Wortham High School in 1977. He worked for Texas Utilities for 23 years, and had been self employed for the past six years; which he owned Chapman Welding. He was a very avid outdoorsmen and hunter.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, 2007 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2207 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chester Foster officiating. Interment will follow in the Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin. Pallbearers will be Paul Collins, John King, Ronald Davis, Buddy Robinson, Dustin Porter and Fred Carter. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Harold Moore and John Lansford.

Mr. Chapman was preceded in death by his Parents, Floyd & Lometta Chapman.

He is survived by his Wife of 28 Years, Tammy Chapman of Streetman, TX., Son, Justin Chapman of Mildred, TX., Daughter & Son-in-Law, Holly & Tiger Galbreath of Kirvin, TX., Brothers & Sisters-in-Law, David & Lynda Chapman of Houston, TX., Stanley & Shirley Chapman of Kerens, TX., and Bobby & Carolyn Chapman of Richland, TX. Father-in-Law & Mother-in-Law, Milton & Wanda Dawson of Mildred, TX., and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends desiring to do so may make Memorial Contributions the Providence Hospice, 4830 Lakewood, Waco, Texas 76710.

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Johnny Chapman

Johnny Chapman, 47, of Streetman passed away Friday, April 6, 2007 in Streetman.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chester Foster officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Paul Collins, John King, Ronald Davis, Buddy Robinson, Dustin Porter and Fred Carter.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Harold Moore and John Lansford.

Mr. Chapman was born April 15, 1959 in Corsicana. He fought a very courageous battle for the past two and half years. He was a great example for everybody. He graduated from Wortham High School in 1977. He worked for Texas Utilities for 23 years, and had been self-employed for the past six years, owning Chapman Welding. He was an avid outdoorsman and hunter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Lometta Chapman.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Tammy Chapman of Streetman; son Justin Chapman of Mildred; daughter and son-in-law Holly and Tiger Galbreath of Irving; brothers and sisters-in-law David and Lynda Chapman of Houston, Stanley and Shirley Chapman of Kerens, and Bobby and Carolyn Chapman of Richland; father-in-law and mother-in-law Milton and Wanda Dawson of Mildred; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Providence Hospice, 4830 Lakewood, Waco, TX 76710.

A video tribute and online guest book are available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com by selecting the Johnny Chapman obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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abt 1960 - Apr 6, 2007

Johnny L. Chapman, 47, of Streetman passed away Friday, April 6, 2007, at his residence. Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

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Johnny Chapman

Funeral services for Johnny Chapman, 47, of Streetman, were held Monday afternoon, April 9, 2007, at 3 o’clock in Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana. The Rev. Chester Foster officiated, and burial was in Woodland Cemetery near Kirvin (Freestone County). Visitation was on Sunday evening from 5 until 9 o’clock at the funeral home.

Mr. Chapman, born April 15, 1959, in Corsicana, died Friday, April 6, 2007, in Streetman.

Mr. Chapman fought a very courageous battle for the past two and a half years. He was a great example for everybody. He graduated from Wortham High School in 1977 and had worked for Texas Utilities for 23 years, but had been self-employed for the past six years, as owner of Chapman Welding. He was a very avid outdoorsman and hunter.

Memorials may be sent to Providence Hospice, 4830 Lakewood, Waco, Tx. 76710.

Survivors are Tammy Chapman, his wife of 26 years, of Streetman; a son, Justin Chapman of Mildred; a daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Tiger Galbreath of Kirvin; three brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Lynda Chapman of Houston, Stanley and Shirley Chapman of Kerens, Bobby and Carolyn Chapman of Richland; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Milton and Wanda Dawson of Mildred; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Lometta Chapman.

Pallbearers were Paul Collins, John King, Ronald Davis, Buddy Robinson, Dustin Porter and Fred Carter.

Dr. Harold Moore and John Lansford were honorary pallbearers.

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  • Mexia Daily News

Wilson Owen Ellis
Sep 25, 1862 - Nov 1942

W.O. ELLIS OF
FROST WAS BURIED
THERE ON SUNDAY
  FROST, Nov. 24.  (Spl.)---Funeral services were held here Sunday for W. O. Ellis, 80, retired  merchant, who died Friday. The rites were held from the Methodist church with burial in the local cemetery.  Rev. T. D. Ellis, pastor, conducted the rites.
  A native of Alabama, Mr. Ellis had resided in this community for 40 years.  He was a life-long member of the Methodist church, having been an active officer and a teacher of the Men's Bible class for many years.
  Pallbearers were  R. C. Blake, Joe Brown, R. L. English, Jerry Green, Frank Johnson and Drew Gillen.
  Surviving are his wife, 11 children.  William and Frank Ellis, both of Ft. Worth; Leslie Ellis, Frost, and Laffey Ellis, Arlington; seven daughters, Mrs. Nellie Davidson, Ft. Worth; Mrs. Hallie Eddlemon, Frost; Mrs. Cecil Quast, Sweetwater; Mrs. Luella Keathley, Dallas; Mrs. Grace Porter, Sylvester; Mrs. Fay Griffis, Coronado, Calif, and Mrs. Ruth Corbin, Irwin; 29 grandchildren, 10 great-grand- children, and two sisters.

  McCormick's Funeral Service directed arrangements. 

(transcribed from a copy; newspaper not identified but probably Corsicana)

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  • Wilson Owen  (W. O.) Ellis died November, 1942 and was buried in the Frost Cemetery. He was the twelfth and last child of Jeremiah and Emma (Buckner) Ellis. He was married to Margaret Ambrilla "Ambie" House. They had 13 children, all of whom lived to adulthood.

  • Submitted by Nell Copeland  email: nellcope@verizon.net

  • Cemetery Marker Photo


Margie (Nye) Abbie
May 11, 1913 - Sep 24, 1989

Corsicana Daily Sun, September 24, 1989
Mrs. Margie Abbie, 76, of Corsicana died Sept. 21, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will e 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Horace Crowder officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was born May 11, 1913, in Sulpher, Okla., and had lived in Corsicana for 52 years. She was a retired nurse and a member of the Baptist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Lea Murray of DeSoto; two sons, James Edward Abbie of Tool, and Robert Louis Abbie of Murphy; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, James C. Nye of Hesperia, Calif., Jack Nye of Bradley, Okla., and Jerry Nye of Weatherford, Okla.; one sister Audrey Rogers of Bradley, Okla.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Milford Shook Jr., Richard Holloway, Timmy Abbie, William Edward Abbie, Sammie Nye and Kenneth Murray.

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Virginia (Harwell) Spencer
abt 1918 - Sep 24, 1989

Corsicana Daily Sun, September 24, 1989

Mrs. Virginia Harwell Spencer, 71, of Rockwall, died Sept. 23, 1989, in Rockwall.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. David W. Burcham officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by two sons, Bennie Ford Spencer of Birmingham, Ala., and Jimmie Spencer of Kerens; one daughter, Mrs. Jeanne Kay Adams of Rockwall; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Cates of Bellflower, Calif.; two brothers, Vernon Baldy Harwell of Corsicana, and Roy Harwell, of Edgewood, Ky.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Members of the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office will serve as pallbearers.

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Lillie (Fleming) Bondurant
Sep 21, 1884 - Apr 16, 1947

Rites Pending For Mrs. S. F. Bondurant

Mrs. S. F. Bondurant, aged 62 years, 718 West Tenth avenue, died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery, but arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of relatives.

Surviving are her husband, S. F. Bondurant, Corsicana; five sons, Sam F. Bondurant, Jr., Chicago; Ben O., Cecil and Burnett K. Bondurant, all of Corsicana, and Jeff Bondurant, Los Angeles; three brothers, Ben, Andrew and Lewis Fleming, all of Galveston; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Mrs. Bondurant had resided in Corsicana 47 years.

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Mrs. Bondurant Rites Saturday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mrs. S. F. Bondurant, aged 62 years, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday night, will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church.

A native of South Carolina, Mrs. Bondurant had resided in Corsicana the past 47 years.

Surviving are her husband, S. F. Bondurant, Corsicana; five sons, Sam F. Bondurant, Jr., Chicago; Ben o., Cecil and Burnett K. Bondurant, all of Corsicana and Jeff Bondurant, Los Angeles; three brothers, Ben, Andrew and Lewis Fleming all of Corsicana; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be S. L. McCrary, Ernest Jones, Floyd Hardy, Clarence Harwell, Laurence Harris and J. H. Cox.

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Saturday Rites For Mrs. S. F. Bondurant

Funeral services for Mrs. S. F. Bondurant, aged 62 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday night, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. A native of South Carolina, Mrs. Bondurant had resided in Corsicana 47 years.

Surviving are her husband, S. F. Bondurant, Corsicana; five sons, Sam F. Bondurant, Jr., Chicago; Ben o., Cecil and Burnett K. Bondurant, all of Corsicana, and Jeff Bondurant, Los Angeles; three brothers, Ben, Andrew and Lewis Fleming, all of Galveston; five grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were S. L. McCrary, Ernest Jones, Floyd Hardy, Clarence Harwell, Laurence Harris and J. H. Cox.

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Lela (Copeland) Boyte
abt 1910 - Jun 1965

Corsicana Daily Sun, June 26, 1965

Mrs. Lela Clem Boyte, 55, native of Henderson county, 814 South Ninth street, died in the Navarro Clinic Friday

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband Clem Boyte, Corsicana; two brothers, Bruce Copeland and R. B. Copeland, both of Sherman; three sisters, Mrs. Elbert Brown, Silver City; Mrs. Lela [Lila] Nugent, and Mrs. John B. Snowden, all of Corsicana, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be George Scott, Alvin Weise, Fred Detterman, J. C. Howell, Calvin Barron and Bill Eiland.

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Pheney Dorothy (Everett) Smith
abt 1896 - Mar 1946

Corsicana Daily Sun, March 11, 1946

Mrs. Pheney Dorothy Smith, aged 50 years, 903 South Beaton street, employee of the Corsicana Cotton Mills, died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday night. She had resided here 33 years.

Funeral services are slated Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Calvary Baptist church with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffin.

Surviving are a son E. J. Smith, Corsicana; two brothers, Frank Everett, Delo, Miss., and Luke Everett, Sanatorium, Miss.; three sisters, Mrs. Janie Jones, Oak Grove, La.; Mrs Will Cook and Mrs. Ruth Cameron, both of Pulaski, Miss., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Floyd Yarbrough, Paul Rash, A. J. Allred, Ted Abbie, Paul Dillard and A. B. Hutson.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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  • Submitted by: John C. Barron

  • Known as “Dutch” Smith, wife of Oscar Smith


Gladys (Granberry) Anderson
Dec 5, 1905 - Apr 9, 2007

Gladys Anderson

Gladys Anderson, 101, of Corsicana passed away Monday, April 9, 2007, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

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

Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Brother Chet Brake and Brother Gerald York officiating. Interment will follow at New Pursley Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Putman, Jesse Hodge, James R. Murray, Bill Humbert, Matt Hart and Gary Broughton.

Mrs. Anderson was born Dec. 5, 1905, in Atoyac to James Granberry and Mary Travis Granberry. She was a teacher.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Travis and Sue Anderson of Purdon and Thomas and Betty Anderson of Athens; daughter, Mary Moore of Hubbard; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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John Richard Avent, Sr.
Mar 27, 1945 - Apr 10, 2007

John Richard Avent Sr., 62, of Dawson passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at his residence.

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

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio.

Mr. Avent was born March 27, 1945, in San Antonio to Allen Richard Avent and Alberta Stahl Avent. He graduated from Texas Tech with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He played football for Tech and continued his love for the sport by being a football official for 14 years. He was an active member of Samaria Baptist Church. He enjoyed ranching and had been employed at Tom’s Foods and Collin Street Bakery of Corsicana.

Survivors include his daughters, Debbie and Hunter Elam of Waxahachie, and Tina Avent and Monica Kurtz of Austin; sons, John R. Jr. and Melanie Avent of Waxahachie, and Jason and Jackie Avent of Austin; stepson, Bryan Jenkins of Dallas; stepdaughter, Bethany and John Williams of Corsicana; granddaughter, Gracen Avent; grandsons, Gage Avent, John Ross Avent and Easton Avent; uncle, Paul Kauk of Leedy, Okla.; and good friends, Jimmy Adcock, Jack Pullar, Andrew Bradford, Jim Hord, Bonner French and Frank Marx.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mildred A. (Westbrook) Fuller
Aug 29, 1919 - Apr 10, 2007

Mildred A. Fuller, 87, of Kerens passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Center.

Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating.

Mrs. Fuller was born Aug. 25, 1919, in Okolona, Ark.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Bob McQuary of Kerens; brothers, Robert Westbrook of Franklin, Tenn., and Floyd Westbrook of Falls Church, W.V.; two grandsons, Shannon Harper of Pearland and Brent Durant of Dayton, Texas; and one granddaughter, Syndi Nobles of San Antonio.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Denver H. Tompkins
Sep 22, 1938 - Apr 8, 2007

Denver H. Tompkins, 68, of Roane passed away Sunday, April 8, 2007 at the V.A. Hospital.

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

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Webster officiating. Interment will follow at Hughes Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Artemo “Black” Hernandez, Artemo “Nuni” Hernandez, Harvey Hernandez, Ceasar Zamora, Jim Mims and Brent Hickman.

Mr. Tompkins was born on Sept. 22, 1938, in Malden, Mo. He was a truck driver by trade and a United States armed veteran.

He was preceded in death by his father Jesse M. Tompkins and daughter Jeanna Hernandez.

He is survived by his wife Carla Tompkins of Roane; son Steve Tompkins of Tampa, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law Donald and Tina Tompkins of Lone Grove, Okla.; daughter and son-in-law Katrina and Ceasar Zamora of Ennis; sisters Anna Brooks of Manchester, Minn., and Dianne Roberts of Jefferson, Ga.; brothers and sisters-in-law Dewey Tompkins of Ellisville, Mo., Robert and Tammie Tompkins of Loganville, Ga., and David and Kathy Tompkins of Jefferson, Ga.; mother Lorene Tompkins of Chaffee, Mo.; 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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James Edward Strum
Apr 3, 1911 - Apr 8, 2007


James Edward Strum

James Edward Strum, 96, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, April 8, 2007, at Twilight Home.

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

Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mr. Strum was born April 3, 1911, in Magnolia, Miss., to James Eric Strum and Ollie Bradford Strum. He was accountant for 25 years. He played semi-pro baseball and he donated all of his baseball memorabilia to Pioneer Village.

He was preceded in death by his nephew, Gary Cooley; and three sisters, Lucille Cooley, Ola Gober and Hazel Johnston.

Survivors include his wife, Linnie Strum of Corsicana; nephews and nieces, Jim and Diane Cooley of Corsicana, Sidney and Kio Lumpkin of North Carolina, Ralston and Linda Gober of Corsicana, Jean and Bill Cook of Fort Worth, and Barbara Jean and Marion Gobin of Florida.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Martha Ila (Herd) Green-Brussell
Feb 21, 1907 - Apr 10, 2007

Martha Ila Brussell, born February 21, 1907, died April 10, 2007 after having lived a long and full life. She had lived with her son, Paul Green, and his wife, Lynda, for the last 10 years.

Her parents were Barger L. Herd and Ida Bailey Herd. She was married to Charlie Green in 1925 until his death December, 1947. Later in life she married Albert S. Brussell, M.D. in 1968, until his death in 1995.

Ila worked for the Veterans Administration as a dental technician until her retirement in 1968. After her retirement, she moved with her husband, Albert, to several veteran’s hospitals where he was the director. She is a member of the West Hill Church of Christ. She loved her 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was devoted to her family of six brothers and sisters, Charlie’s 11 brothers and sisters, and Albert’s 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

She was an avid Ranger baseball fan and could play dominoes with the best of them. She loved to play with her sister, Martelia, and they would compete with each other to see who could win the most games.

Special thanks go to “Ma’s” caregivers, Dorothy Anderson, Virginia Bradley, Pam Cates, Frances Lopez, and Cedar Lake Hospice.

Survivors include her son Paul and his wife Lynda of Corsicana, Grandchildren: Chris Green and his wife KuKai of Irving, Cregg Green and his wife Aniko of Mansfield, Stephanie Harris and her husband Todd of Plano. Also Great Grandchildren, Chase and Chay Green of Mansfield and Kathryn and Philip Harris of Plano.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel in Corsicana with burial to be in Resthaven Memorial Park conducted by Rev. Todd Harris, Grandson-in-law.

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  • Her 1st husband, Charles Pickney Green, III is buried at the Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX

Addie Bell (Taylor) Hope
Apr 24, 1925 - Apr 8, 2007
 

Addie Bell Hope

Mrs. Addie Bell Hope, age 81, of Corsicana, Texas, died Sunday, April 8, 2007, in Corsicana, Texas.
She is survived by her Daughter & Son-in-law: Patricia & Lanny Coble of Corsicana, TX, Daughter & Son-in-law: Pamela & Ron Craig of Midlothian, TX, Brother: A.J. Taylor of Corsicana, TX, Grandson & wife: Regan & Kellie Wetsel of Plano, TX, Grandchild: Brandon Wetsel of San Diego, CA, Grandchild: Kyle Craig of Midlothian, TX, Grandchild: Natalie Smith of Midlothian, TX, Granddaughter & Husband: Deann & Matt Tibbitts of Trophy Club, TX, Five Great Grandchildren, and Several Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents: Ezekiel and Ruby Taylor and Son: Nelson Belt.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, April 10, 2007. Graveside Services will be at Oakwood Cemetery at 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 11, 2007 , Rev. Floyd Petersen officiating.

Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.

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Addie Bell Hope - 04/10/07

Addie Bell Hope, 81, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, April 8, 2007, in Corsicana.

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

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Floyd Petersen officiating.

She was born April 24, 1925, in Purdon.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ezekiel and Ruby Taylor and a son Nelson Belt.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Lanny Coble of Corsicana and Pamela and Ron Craig of Midlothian; brother, A.J. Taylor of Corsicana; grandchildren, Regan Wetsel and wife Kellie of Plano, Brandon Wetsel of San Diego, Calif., Kyle Craig and Natalie Smith, both of Midlothian, and Deann Tibbitts and husband Matt of Trophy Club; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the staff at Heritage Oaks West and a special thank you to John Mark and Brook Anna.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ronald Ray Perry, Sr.
Mar 31, 1953 - Apr 7, 2007

RONALD RAY PERRY, SR

Mr. Ronald Ray Perry, age 54, of Corsicana, Texas, died Saturday, April 7, 2007, at Wortham Rehabilitation Center in Wortham, Texas.

He is survived by his Daughter & Son-in-law-Christina & Lamar Seago of Midlothian, TX, Son-Ronald Perry, Jr. of Nacogdoches, TX, Sister-Glenda Kay Perry of Michigan, Granddaughter-Laney Daughter of Midlothian, TX, Grandson-Dylan Seago of Midlothian, TX, Granddaughter-Maggie Seago of Midlothian, TX, and Father-Blue Perry of Corsicana, TX.  He was preceded in death by his Mother-Linda Musick. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday, April 8, 2007. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 AM Monday, April 9, 2007. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas.


Barbara Ann (Sawyer) Linder
May 14, 1947 - Apr 10, 2007

Barbara Ann Linder

Barbara Ann Linder, 59, of Hillsboro passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2007, in Navarro County.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Jes Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Justin Woods, Tim Grant Jr., Marcous Marcum, Ross Howe, Tommy Moore and Alex Reaves.

Mrs. Linder was born May 14, 1947, in Greenville.

Survivors include her parents, Tom and Mirl Sawyer of Navarro Mills; sons and daughters-in-law, Elton Earl and Midge Reaves of North Richland Hills and Matt and Terry Reaves of Houston; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Charles Marcum of Frost; grandchildren, Marcous, Brandy, Hanna, Nichole, Samantha, Alex, Veronica, Eric and Annie; great-grandchildren, Taylin, Logan, Cheyanne, Nickolas and Kami; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce and Tim Grant of Red Oak, Debbie and Fred Langford of Ferris and Tammie and Tom Dooley of Midlothian.

An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com by selecting the Barbara Ann Linder obituary.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Opal Moree (Brunson) Bonner
Oct 17, 1913 - Apr12, 2007

Opal Moree Bonner
Mrs. Opal Moree Bonner, 93, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2007 in Corsicana. She was born on October 17, 1913 in Groesbeck, Texas.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2007 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the St. Elmo Cemetery.

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OPAL MOREE BONNER

Mrs. Opal Moree Bonner, 93, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2007 in Corsicana. She was born on October 17, 1913 in Groesbeck, Texas.

She was the oldest of twelve children born to O.R. and Emmie Russell Brunson. She married Jesse A. Bonner on September 29, 1933 in Corsicana, Texas. They made their home in the Navarro County community of Winkler where they engaged in farming and ranching for 58 years. The couple moved to Corsicana in 1991. She was a charter member of the Jose Antonio Navarro Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the Colonel Roger Q. Mills Chapter, United Daughter of the Confederacy. Opal was a dedicated member of New Hope Baptist Church near the Winkler-St. Elmo Community over 65 years. She leaves a legacy of faith to her family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2007 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Doug Welborn and Bro. Elton McCann officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Elmo Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Bonner was preceded in death by her Husband, Jesse A. Bonner and a Grandson, David Wayne Bonner.

She is survived by her Daughter & Son-in-Law, Doris & Charles Eakes of Streetman, TX., Son & Daughter-in-Law, Preston & Verna Bonner of Corsicana, TX., Granddaughters & Husbands, Beverly Genell & Tom Dartez of Houston, TX., Erintha Susan & Wayne McQueen of Manvel, TX., Grandsons & Wives, Lowry Wayne & Mackie Bonner of Lorena, TX., Jesse Ray & Lisa Bonner of Coppell, TX., and Pressly D. & Jasmine Bonner of Fate, TX., Eleven Great Grandchildren, Two Great Great Grandchildren, Sisters, Bertha Strange of Colorado Springs, CO., Sue Pryor of Rogue River, OR., and Ollene Bundrant of Poteet, TX., and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends desiring to do so may make Memorial Contributions to the St. Elmo Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 307, Streetman, Texas 75859, or the Hospice of Cedar Lake, 625 N. main, Corsicana, Texas 75110, or to a Church or Charity of your choice.

Richard Andrew (Buddy) Kirk
Mar 24, 1919 - Apr 11, 2007

Richard Andrew (Buddy) Kirk, 88 of Blooming Grove, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2007. He was born March 24, 1919, to Zollie and Meda (Massey) Kirk in Longbranch, Texas. He was retired from Jiffy Grocery in Dallas. He is survived by his son, Richard Brigman and wife Mary Nell of Waxahachie and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Kirk; parents; four brothers; three sisters. Visitation will be from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2007 at Rose Hill Cemetery with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.

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Michael D. McGraw

Short Notice - Michael D. McGraw, US Army Veteran, Corsicana, TX 14 Apr 07
updated on 11 Apr 07 at 2307 by oldiron

This is the final itinerary for Officer Michael D. McGraw, April 14, 2007. Mike was a US Army Veteran and life-long LEO.

Ride Captain: Wendy “Hotlips” Ingersoll (805) 587-9453
Assistant RC: M.B. “BluHog” Ingersoll (817) 938-3544

Staging Site & Times: We will stage at the Dairy Queen parking lot at the northwest corner of IH 45 and Exit 231 in Corsicana 8:30 – 9:15. Riders meeting will be held at 9:30 and all paper work will be completed prior to KSU at 9:45. Flag line should be in place no later than 10:15.

Location of the Memorial Service: The memorial service will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday April 14, 2007 at Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church, 400 S. 15th St. Corsicana, TX 75110 (903) 872-3299. From Exit 231 turn right on Hwy 31 which is also Martin Luther King Dr
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 We have a confirmed Honor Mission for Michael D. McGraw, Investigator for Ellis County & District Attorney who passed away Monday night from a heart attack. Mike was a US Army Veteran and life-long LEO. I am in contact with the family representative, Constable Jimmie Ray, who will notify me as soon as we get more information. The only solid information I have at this time is that the service will be at 11:00 AM , Saturday April 14, 2007 in Corsicana . His wife Felicia is attempting to obtain a larger church for the funeral, as the one they attend will not accommodate the anticipated numbers of us who will be there to honor his memory. It is the family’s desire that Mike be laid to rest with the other Heroes at DFW National Cemetery after the funeral, but I’m not sure that’s going to be possible to accomplish in three days so this will probably become a two-part mission.

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Mary Ann McAfee

MCAFEE, MARY ANN

McAFEE-Mary Ann. On October 26, 1999. Survived by her daughter Kathryn Hall Baxter, son, James Armstrong Baxter, grandson William Stuart Baxter-Bray and brothers William Gage McAfee and Stuart Reeves McAfee. Memorial services Monday, November 1st, 3PM at Church of the Heavenly Rest, NY, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations for lung cancer research may be made to The Lionel Grossbard Research Fund, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 161 Fort Washington Ave., Suite 222, New York, NY 10032.
Published: October 29, 1999 - New York Times

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Horace Jeptha McAfee
Jul 17, 1905 - Feb 18, 1994

Horace J. McAfee; Lawyer, 88

Published: February 20, 1994
Horace J. McAfee, a retired lawyer who had practiced in Manhattan for more than 40 years, died on Friday at Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. He was 88.

The cause was heart failure, said his wife, Christine.

Mr. McAfee graduated from Columbia Law School in 1931 and spent his entire legal career with the firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, serving for a time as its managing partner. He concentrated in the fields of banking and transportation law, retiring in 1976.

He is survived by his wife, who lives in Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y.; two sons, William G. of Hong Kong and Stuart R. of Chapel Hill, N.C., and a daughter, Mary Ann Baxter of Manhattan.

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Bill Allen Dodson
Jun 16, 1939 - Apr 15, 2007

Bill Allen Dodson was born June 16, 1939, in Vernon. He passed away Sunday, April 15, 2007, at his home in Corsicana.

He was married to Martha Ray Dodson for 24 years. He was a member of the Winkler Masonic Lodge, 32nd degree mason and a member of Corsicana No. 118 Eastern Star.

Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Jewell Sanches, and father, O’mar Sanches.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Dodson; stepdaughters, Vicky Lynn Sigler and husband Wayne of Waxahachie, and Angela Kay Lewis and husband James Lewis Jr. of Dawson; grandchildren, Ricky Lynn Murray and wife Rebecca of Union High, J.R. Lewis and wife Kenna of Oklahoma and their son Cooper James Lewis, John Lewis of Dawson and Jackie Rae Sigler of Waxahachie; sisters-in-law, Margie McCain and husband Clayton of Florence, and Jackie Childress and nephew, Dennis Echart, both of Joshua; brothers and sisters, Thelma Smith of Houston, Shirley Milligan of Houston, Benny Earl Sanches and wife Judy of Gagdens, Ala., Judy Hamby of Oklahoma, and Herman Sanches, Harold Sanches and Claude Sanches and wife Charlene, all of Corsicana.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea and Masonic Lodges officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be masons Richard Knight, Richard “Cotton” Knight, Joe Henderson, Charles Knight, Vic Rice and Paul Turner. Honorary pallbearers will be other masons.

Thank you to the Angels at Home of Corsicana and First Family Hospice of Ennis for the care given during his time of illness. Also, for his doctors and others with a helpful voice during this tragic time of life. Thank you especially for his friend Otis Dunagan who gave his time to help Bill through these times.

Memorials may be made to any cancer organization.

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Nellie (Adams) Gentry
Jul 25, 1918 - Apr 13, 2007

NELLIE GENTRY

Mrs. Nellie Gentry, 88, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, April 13, 2007 at her residence in Corsicana. She was born on July 25, 1918 in Benton, Arkansas.
She was a faithful member of Trinity Baptist Church. She was employed with Adams Hat Factory as a laminator, and retired after 20+ years of service.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2007 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2007 at the Resthaven Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Floyd Petersen officiating.

Mrs. Gentry was preceded in death by her Husband, Chester Larkin Gentry, Son, Robert Edward Gentry, Parents, Graves & Alice Adams, and a Sister, Bernice Word.

She is survived by her Sons & Daughters-in-Law, Bobby & Letha Gentry of Barry, TX. and Carl & Jerry Gentry of DeSoto, TX., Daughter, Marilyn Scott of Corsicana, TX., Grandsons & Wives, Chris & Dorenda Gentry of Tool, TX., Greg & Dawn Dyess of Baltimore, MD, Kevin & Tiffany Gentry of Rice, TX., and Danny & Rosemary Montgomery of Ennis, TX., Granddaughter & Husband, Cheryl & Clint Perkins of Corsicana, TX., Eleven Great Grandchildren, One Great Great Grandchild, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Nellie Gentry

Nellie Gentry, 88, of Corsicana passed away Friday, April 13, 2007, in Corsicana.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Graceland Mausoleum at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana with the Rev. Floyd Peterson officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Gentry was born July 25, 1918, in Benton, Ark. She was a faithful member of Trinity Baptist Church. She was employed with Adams Hat Factory as a laminator, and retired after more than 20 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Larkin Gentry; son, Robert Edward Gentry; parents, Graves and Alice Adams; and sister, Bernice Word.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Letha Gentry of Barry and Carl and Jerry Gentry of DeSoto; daughter, Marilyn Scott of Corsicana; grandsons and wives, Chris and Dorenda Gentry of Tool, Greg and Dawn Dyess of Baltimore, Md., Kevin and Tiffany Gentry of Rice and Danny and Rosemary Montgomery of Ennis; granddaughter and husband, Cheryl and Clint Perkins of Corsicana; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granchild; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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James Walter (Jimmy) Grimmett
Sep 8, 1928 - Apr 13, 2007

James Walter (Jimmy) Grimmett went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 13, 2007.

He was born Sept. 8, 1928 in Emhouse to J.D. and Grace Grimmett. He was a longtime San Antonio resident. He served 34 years of dedicated Civil Service at Kelly Air Force Base. He will be missed by all who knew him. We love you, Buddy.

He was preceded in death by great-grandchild Zachry Strayhan.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Virginia Grimmett; children, Judy Krajcovic, Phil Grimmett and wife Kathy, and Jimmy Roy Grimmett and wife Connie; brothers, A.M. (Bill) Grimmett of Pasadena, Richard C. Grimmett of Corsicana, and Henry A. Grimmett of San Antonio; sister, Mrs. Letha Tanner of San Antonio; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members and friends.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South, 1700 S.E. Military Drive, San Antonio.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South in San Antonio with the Rev. David Gale officiating. Interment will follow in Mission Burial Park South.

Arrangements by Mission Park Funeral Chapels South, San Antonio.

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Hamp Hansford Hanks Jr.
Aug 6, 1925 - Apr 13, 2007

Funeral services for Hamp Hansford Hanks Jr. were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2007 at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Ruston, La. with Father Gary A. Bernhardt officiating. Visitation was held at 1 p.m. Friday prior to the service at Platt Student Center at Saint Thomas. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery under the director of Kilpatrick Funeral Home Ruston.

Hanks died Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at his home in Ruston. He was born in Corsicana on Aug. 6, 1925, raised in Powell and earned degrees from New Mexico Military Institute and Louisiana Tech University. He served in the United States Marine Corps in the South Pacific during World War II. His professional career as a road contractor spanned many years, and included being a member of the Board of Trustees of T.L. James and Company and being president of his own company, H.H. Hanks and Company. Hamp’s “esprit de corps” translated into a robust and colorful lifestyle which he shared with family and friends all of his life. He loved life and lived it with enthusiasm.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hamp Hansford Hanks, and Lucy Richardson Hanks, and sister-in-law Laura James Hunt.

Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline James Hanks; four children, Lewis Hanks, Bill Hanks and wife Lynn, Buck Hanks and wife Martha, and Tracey Hanks; grandchildren, Hansford Whitney, Cannon Gaines, and Shelby Soyars Hanks; one brother, Dock Hanks and wife Debbie and daughter Mandi; and brother-in-law, A.T. Hunt Jr. and his sons, Trott and Jimmy Hunt and their wives and families.

Pallbearers were Joe Reeves, Micky Mays, Jeff Dalton, Charles Poole, Trotter Hunt and Jack Hunt. Honorary pallbearers were Cass Hunt, Lemmie Woods, Sidney Amyx and Pat Garrett.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 810 Carey Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270, or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston, La.

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Geneva Jean Rubell
Nov 18, 1957 - Apr 5, 2007

Geneva Jean Rubell, 49, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, April 5, 2007, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Chapel.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Harmony Baptist Church with Bishop John Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Joe Jackson, Ricky Steward, Edward Lee, the Rev. Robert Lee Sr., Detrick Jordan and Jesse Lee.

Geneva was born Nov. 18, 1957, in Dallas. She united with Griffin Chapel Church of God in Christ at an early age. She also attended Harmony Baptist Church on many occasions. She enjoyed fishing, and also worked as a nurse’s aide for the health care services.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Gloria J. Bolton.

Survivors include four sons, Jeffery L. McJunkins, Tommy Lee Rubell Jr. (Tiffany) and Van Lynn Rubell, all of Corsicana, and Rickey Lynn Rubell (Rheanna) of Waco; five grandchildren; one sister, Vertis T. Jordan (Detrick) of Corsicana; two brothers, Darryl Wayne Bolton (Rebecca) and James Howard McJunkins, all of Corsicana; six nephews, two nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary

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