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Emogene Frances (Ivy) Pevehouse
Dec 27, 1904 - Feb 20, 2001

Emogene Frances (Ivy) Pevehouse

Emogene Frances Pevehouse, 97, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001 at Twilight Home.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr.

Jimmy Finley officiating.  Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Pevehouse was born Dec. 27, 1904 in Cleburne to Garrett and Emma Ivy.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a longtime Corsicana school teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse; son, Dan Pevehouse; and parents.

Mrs. Pevehouse is survived by her daughter-in-law, Chris Pevehouse of Corsicana; grandsons, Rufus "Rusty" Pevehouse and wife Linda of Houston; and great-grandchildren, Rustin, Amanda and Lauren Pevehouse, all of Houston.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Corey Cornelius Wilson
Oct 7, 1975 - Feb 16, 2001

Corey Cornelius Wilson

Corey Cornelius Wilson, 25, of McKinney passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2001 at North Central Medical Center.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church, 308 E. 11th Ave., with the Rev. B.R. Whitehead officiating.  Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Albert, Maurius Harbert, Darwood White, Robin Keith Wilson, Danny Eulle and Marlon Kelley.

Mr. Wilson was born Oct. 7, 1975 in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Celia Sadie Bailey; and paternal grandfather, James Wilson Sr.

Mr. Wilson is survived by his mother, Carolyn D. McHenry Watson; father, David Earl Wilson; maternal grandmother, Mary Anna Simmons; paternal grandmother, Eula Mae Wilson, all of Corsicana; brothers, Curtis T.

McHenry of Corsiana, Charles I. McHenry of Irving and David B. Wilson of Fort Worth; aunts, Christine Whitehead, Lucindia Harbert and Patricia Herron, all of Corsicana, Linda Kelley of Irving and Priscilla Brooks of Waco; uncles, James D. McHenry, Julius B. McHenry, James Wilson Jr. and Bobby J. Wilson, all of Corsicana, Charles R. McHenry of Tyler, Lonnie L. Simmons of Dallas and Henry Wilson of Cleburne; stepbrothers and sisters, Rodney Brown, Anthony Wilson, David Brown, Serita Wilson and Angie Brown, all of Corsicana, Tonya Richardson and Shelby Brown of Houston.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Louise Smith
May 9, 1924 - Feb 18, 2001

Louise Smith

Louise Smith, 76, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001 at her residence.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First Independent Baptist Church, 703 E. Fifth Ave., with the Rev. K.B. Henry officiating.  Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Otis Taylor, George Meriwether, Larry Canady, Ronnie Bluitt, Larry Evans and Alford Littleton.  Honorary pallbearers will be Melvin Dunbar, Everett Liggins, Colquitt Yancy and Michael Littleton.

Mrs. Smith was born May 9, 1924 in Timothy.  She was a member of First Independent Baptist Church where she served on the decorating committee and was affectionately called the "pound cake" queen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Smith.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her sister-in-law, Carrie Lenore of Illinois; sister, Marguerita Springfield of Corsicana; nephews, Alford Littleton and wife Tonia and Michael A. Littleton and wife Hasna, all of Dallas; nieces, Mary Lloyd of Dallas, Dianne Liggleton Spralls of Red Oak, Charlene E. Littleton of Corsicana, Mary Perry and husband Eldo of Scotts Depot, W.V., Carmen Gear and husband Norman of Michigan, Geraldine Williams and husband Rayford of Lancaster and Betty Nieto of Corsicana; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Lewis Williams
abt 1944 - Jul 24, 2001

Lewis Williams

Lewis Williams, 57, a native of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2001 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Greater Renfro Memorial Church of God in Christ with Elder Myron L. Williams officiating.  Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Mr. Williams is survived by his mother, Alice Williams of Corsicana; brothers John Williams and wife Mary of Dallas and Jimmie Williams of Tyler; and sister Rosie  V. Williams and husband Myron of Corsicana

Arrangements by Thrash Funeral Home of Dallas.

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Lauretta Alline (Ledford) Keathley
Aug 4, 1906 - Feb 10, 2001

Alline (Ledford) Keathley

Alline Ledford Keathley, 94, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Luke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gene Cravens officiating.  Interment will be at Frost Cemetery.

Mrs. Keathley was born Aug. 4, 1906 in Frost.  She was an honor graduate of Oak Cliff High School in Dallas and attended Frost schools and a business school in Corsicana.  She taught school in Rice and worked for four years in the office of Navarro County Judge Clay Nash.

She was also employed in U.S. Government agencies including the Soil Conservation Service from which she retired.

She was a member of St. Luke Methodist Church and had been a member of the Methodist church in Mt. Pleasant and Tyler.  She was a teacher of Adult Sunday School classes and was a member and officer in the women's organizations of the churches in Mt. Pleasant, Tyler, Corsicana, and at a church in Dallas where she resided in a retirement home for eight years.

She was a member of and active in Business and Professional Women's clubs, Navarro Regional Hospital Auxiliary, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Navarro County Genealogical Sociaty, Navarro County Historical Sociaty, and American Association of Retired Persons. 

She was a former member of United Daughters of the Confederacy and Kinsloe House.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Henry Coleman Keathley, in 1985; parents, James Abner and Minnie Hightower Ledford; two infant brothers; sister and brother-in-law, Annie Faye and Earnest Hooser; and great-niece, Gwynne Hooser McCormick.

Mrs. Keathley is survived by nephew, Jimmy and Kay Hooser of Frost; great-niece, Joan and Chris Lott of Southlake; great-nephew, Bruce McCormick of Santa Fe, N.M. and James and Lisa Hooser of Corsicana; great-niece, Ann and Will Adamson of Longview; two great-nephews; four great-great-nieces; and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Hunter Keathley, Mrs. Harrell Keathley and other Keathley relatives.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Tempie (Hyman) Robinson
Oct 10, 1923 - Feb 4, 2001

Tempie Robinson

Tempie Robinson, 77, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001 at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center.

Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Ross and Johnson Chapel. 

Interment will follow at Friendship Cemetery in Eureka.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Mrs. Robinson was born Oct. 10, 1923 in Cheneyboro.

She is survived by her sister, A.Z. Clemons of Corsicana; brother, Vassa Hyman of Fort Worth; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Donald Wayne "Don" Hitt
Jun 27, 1938 - Feb 3, 2001

Donald W. "Don" Hitt

Donald W. "Don" Hitt, 62, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev.

Nanette Wyatt officiating.  Interment will be at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Roger Carr, Gregg Edwards, David Owens, Bill Sikes, Clarence Sikes and Otis Sikes.

Mr. Hitt was born June 27, 1938, in Dresden.  He was employed as a welder.

He is survived by son, Rusty and Diane Hitt of Corsicana; daughter, Kim Libal of Corsicana; sister, Doris Crabb of Corsicana; grandson, Ryan Hitt of Corsicana; a number of nieces and nephews and many other relatives.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Wayne Carl Spence
Apr 22, 1946 - Feb 12, 2001

Wayne Carl Spence

Wayne Carl Spence, 54, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2001 in Athens.

Graveside services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Washington, James Baker, Dottie Johnson, Ollie Noorbaskh, Jessie Boyd, Cinderella and Kris Climek.

Mr. Spence was born April 22, 1946 in Corpus Christi to Earl Newton and Omeja Breton Spence.  He married Kathryn Klimek.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Kathy Spence of Athens; sons and daughters-in-law David and Michele Spence, Larry and Kristy Atchley, all of Athens; brother Ronnie Spence of Claremont, California; sisters Linda Hughes of Alvin, Joyce Noorbaskh of Corsicana; four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Carl Allen Spence, in 1972.

In lieu of usual remembrances, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Henderson County Unit, 703 Mulberry, Athens, TX 75751.

Arrangements by Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens.

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George E. "Bud" Richards
Nov 12, 1914 - Feb 1, 2001

George E. "Bud" Richards

George E. "Bud" Richards, 86, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001 in Dallas.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating.  Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mr. Richards was born Nov. 12, 1914 in Emhouse.

He was preceded in death by his parents, A. C. "Bush" and Maggie Richards; son, Stanley Dale Richards; brother, A.C. "Bo" Richards Jr.; and sisters, Laura Richards and Nanny Eula "Shug" Knott.

Mr. Richards is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Ruth Richards of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, John N. and Jean Richards of Irving and Ed and Jackie Richards of Crandall; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia Ann and Raymond Haba of Bardwell and Dottie and Jack Stubblefield of Dallas; grandchildren, Jennifer Ann Richards, Justin Everett Richards and Michael Don Adams; great-grandchildren, Tony Adams and Brooke Adams; sister; Martha Louise "Sis" McCrory of Emhouse; brothers, Fred Richards of Corsicana and Ralph Richards of Emhouse; and brother-in-law, Glyn D. Norwood of Houston.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Randy Hunnicutt
Jul 15, 1952 - Feb 12, 2001

Randy Hunnicutt

Randy Hunnicutt, 48, of Barry passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2001 in Dallas.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday with James Evans officiating.  Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Bryson, Jerry Davis, John Lewis, Stan Lawhon, Steve Andrews and Buddy Caton.  Honorary pallbearers will be Burle Prestidge and Kenneth Wylie.

Mr. Hunnicutt was born July 15, 1952 in Corsicana.  The son of Barney and Margie Hunnicutt, he was the owner of Hunnicutt Carpet.

He is survived by his wife, Germaine Hunnicutt of Barry; a son, Chad Hunnicutt of Barry; a daughter, Christian Hunnicutt of Barry; and his parents, Margie and Daniel Parsons of Barry.

He was preceded in death by his father, Barney Hunnicutt in 1952.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Owen Mullinix
Aug 15, 1916 - Feb 14, 2001

Owen Mullinix

Owen Mullinix, 84, of Navarro County, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Beny Horn and the Rev. Tony Neal officiating.  Interment will be at Hopewell Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Buck Bottoms, Jimmy D. Coker, Tommy Horn, Jody Thomas, Mark Thomas, Sammy Thomas, V.S. Walker and Keith Weaver.

Mr. Mullinix was born Aug. 15, 1916 in Gazaway, Tennessee.  He was retired from Phillips Petroleum and a member of Mildred Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Jo Mullinix of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law Cindy and Sam Irwin of Spring; stepdaughter and husband, Carolyn and Shawn Moore of Temple; stepson Bailey White of Corsicana; step-granddaughter, Jodi Malcomson of Temple; granddaughter Tammy Coleman of Simonton; grandson, Charles Hargrove, Jr. of Spring; granddaughter Jennifer White of College Station; grandson Jared Irwin of Spring; step-great-grandson Connor Malcomson of Temple; and great-grandchildren Tanner, Meredith and Stratton Coleman of Simonton.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Janie Fay Mullinix, daughter Barbara Hargrove, great-grandson Craig Hargrove and sister Estelle Wall.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Eleanor (Arrington) Wand
Aug 6, 1910 - Aug 25, 2002

Eleanor (Arrington) Wand

Eleanor Wand, 92, of Anahuac passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002 in Anahuac.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Memorial Park with Gene McDougald officiating.

Mrs. Wand was born Aug. 6, 1910 in Morgan.  She had lived in Anahuac for the last four years, and was previously a longtime resident of Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her son, retired major Donald Wand.

Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Lee Wand of Anahuac; daughters, Gretchen Chandler and husband Terry of Anahuac, and Shary Robertson and husband Jim of Woodward, Okla.; sister, Mrs. J.W. McCall Jr. of Beaumont; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Irene Reta Mahoney (Kent) Edens
Mar 20, 1910 - Aug 25, 2002

Irene Kent Edens

Irene Kent Edens, 92, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002 at her home.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Joey Jeeter and Dr. Ambrose Edens officiating.  Vocalist will be Judy Jacobs, beloved niece.

Mrs. Edens was born March 20, 1910 in Corsicana.  She was the youngest of six children of Embry Lee and Henrietta Mahoney Kent.  In 1930, she married Joseph Weley Edens Jr. of Corsicana, which began over 50 years of devotion to each other.  She was a member of First Christian Church, Kinsloe House, Literary Club, and several bridge groups.  She was a homemaker and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. 

She was a world traveler and a talented, creative artist in needlework and fashions.  Her creations will be treasured by generations yet to come.  She will be missed by countless people whose lives she touched. 

She leaves a wonderful legacy of love, fun, and courage to her family who so dearly loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her daughter, Jo Rene Edens Helms; and two grandchildren, Deborah Helms Coffey and Harvey Thomas Helms II.

Mrs. Edens is survived by a daughter, Rita Jane Edens; grandchildren, Daphine Helms Dowd and husband David, and Deah Helms McCoy and husband Byron; great-grandchildren, Wesley Eden Helms, Ashley Dowd, Colin Dowd, Byron Kent McCoy, Caleb Thomas McCoy, and Katherine Elizabeth McCoy; and brother-in-law, Ambrose Edens.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1197, Corsicana, Tx 75151.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Hubert Leo Elkins
Apr 15, 1902 - Jun 8, 1921

Hubert Elkins

The funeral of the late Hubert Elkins, 19 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Elkins of Barry, this county, who was killed when an interurban car struck a truck he was driving in Fort Worth Wednesday, took place in Barry this morning at 9:30 o'clock, with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.

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  • Corsicana, Texas  June 10

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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Hubert Leo Elkins
Apr 15, 1902 - Jun 8, 1921

BARRY BOY KILLED IN FT. WORTH.
Body Brought Here This Morning and Taken To Barry.
Hubert Elkins, 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Elkins of Barry, met accidental death in Fort Worth yesterday, and the body reached here at 11:15 over the Houston & Texas Central, and was taken to Barry on the Hillsboro motor. The following account of the young man's death is taken from the Dallas News of this
morning:
Fort Worth, Texas, June 8.—Hubert Elkins, 19 years old, truck driver, died at St. Joseph's Infirmary at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon of injuries received when a truck of the Cook-Wilson Grocery Company, which he was driving, was struck by a Fort Worth bound interurban from Dallas at Stop Virginia at 11 o'clock this morning.
The young man attempted to cross in front of the Interurban but was unable to clear the track before the speeding car, crashed upon him. He either did not realize the nearness of the car or did not see it. After pulling onto the track, the truck was swung west on the track and the Interurban struck the rear.
In his report of the accident, Motorman J. L. Gant stated that he had been coasting since the he passed Stop Six and that immediately upon seeing the truck he applied his emergency brakes. The truck came from behind the stop shed, he said, and was not visible until it was within a few feet of the track.

Motorman Cut By Glass.
The interurban was traveling about thirty-five or forty miles an hour, according to eyewitnesses of the accident, and had whistled for the preceding stop and Stop Virginia also.
The automobile was struck after it had run upon the cattle guard west of the crossing and was pushed about 100 yards on the track before the motorman was unable to bring his car to a stop. Mr. Gant was painfully cut about the face by flying glass, but stuck to his post regardless of glass and timbers which hurtled through the
windows of the car.
Elkins was rushed to St. Joseph's Infirmary in an ambulance of Robertson Mueller, undertakers, where it was found that his skull was fractured and he was badly cut and bruised all over.
The remains will be interred at Dresden tomorrow.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, June 9, 1921

Remains Interred at Dresden.
The funeral of the late Hubert Elkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Elkins of Barry, who was killed when an Interurban car hit the truck he was driving in Fort Worth last Wednesday, took place from the family home at Barry this morning at 9:30, with interment in the Dresden cemetery.
The last sad rites were largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

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Robert John Page, Sr.
Jul 25, 1865 - May 27, 1909

R. J. Page

Blooming Grove, Tex., May 31

R. J. Page, age 43 years, one of the leading merchants of this place, died at his home here Thursday evening.  The funeral exercises were held Friday evening at the Christian Church, conducted by Dr. G.A. Faris of Dallas and Rev. J. H Wiseman of this place.  The interment was at Dresden Cemetery, according to the Masonic form.

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Died in Blooming Grove. Robt. J. Page, a prominent merchant and business man of Blooming Grove died at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon. (a line blurred) Deceased is survived by a wife and three children. He had been a resident of Blooming Grove for many years and was universally esteemed.

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William Melvin Turner
Jan 27, 1857 - May 5, 1929

Corsicana, Texas, May 6

William Melvin Turner, 72, farmer of the Jester community, died at his home Sunday.  The funeral was held Monday at the Jester Church with burial in the Dresden Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Jerry Archer and the Rev. H.B. Carraway, Baptist ministers.  Surviving are his wife and several children.

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Ted H. Warren
abt 1939 - Feb 28, 1986

Ted H. Warren, 47, died at Baylor Hospital in Dallas on Friday.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2, in Dallas.

A native of Kerens, he is survived by his wife, Joan; a son, Douglas, a daughter, Marcelle; and a grandson, Casey.  Also surviving are his mother, Opal Warren; three brothers, Bobby, Waylon and Jesse Warren; and two sisters, Blondell Thorn and Wanelle Starkes.

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Felicia (Holloway) Candler
Oct 1, 1910 - Jan 19, 1986

Felicia Holloway Candler, 75, died Tuesday in Dallas. 

Services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at Restland Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Dick Schaefer officiating.  Burial will be at Restland Memorial Park.

She was born in Corsicana on Oct. 1, 1910, the daughter of Robert N. and Nanerl Hardy Holloway and a descendant of a pioneer Texas family.  She belonged to the Order of the First Families of Mississippi and was a longtime member of Lovers Lane United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, William L. Candler of Dallas; a daughter, Nan Candler Freed of Danville, Va.; two sons, W.L Candler Jr. of Auburn, Ala. and George Holloway Candler of Arlington; seven grandchildren; and a brother, Col. Rufus H. Holloway of San Antonio.

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Edward Harris "Bo" Sherrill
Apr 24, 1927 -  Jan 25, 1986

E. H. "Bo" Sherrill, 58, of Kerens died Saturday at Lakeland Medical Center in Athens.

Service is 2 p.m. Sunday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens with Rev.

Royce Measures officiating.  Burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in World War II and the Korean War

He worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier for 33 years.

Survivors are one son, Albert Sherrill of Garland; two brothers, Merrell Sherrill of Florida and Wesley Sherrill of Athens and four sisters, Maureen Sanders of Dallas, Jessie Hodges of Kerens, Fannie Mae Grimsley of Mansfield and Kathleen Davis of Grand Prairie.

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Leo Sykes
Sep 26, 1924 - Mar 20, 1986

Leo Sykes

Leo Sykes, 62, of Corsicana died Thursday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. J.T. Davis officiating.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lorene Sykes of Corsicana; two sons, Troy Lee Sykes and Charles Ray Sykes, both of Corsicana; four brothers, Ralph Sykes of Hillsboro, Douglas Sykes, Bobbie Sykes and Hudine Sykes, all of Corsicana; four sisters, Cleo McGary, Grace Hallmark, Louise Webb and Nelda Tendergraph, all of Corsicana; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bill Cooper, Roy Thomas, Bob Thomas, Pete Kendall, Jackie Kendall and J.B. Sykes.

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D. C. "Crocket" Rogers
abt 1917 - Feb 24, 1986

D. C. Rogers

D. C. "Crocket" Rogers, 69, of Corsicana, died Monday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev.

James T. Davis and the Rev. Joseph Sabo officiating.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native and life-long resident of Corsicana and a retired employee of U.S. Gypsum.

Survivors include his wife, June of Corsicana; two sons, Ronald L. Rogers of Fort Worth and Jerry David Rogers of Blooming Grove; a daughter, Sonja Howard of Corsicana; three sisters, Lois Morris of Corsicana, Minnie Warren of Austin and Olivia Nesson of Carson City, Nev.; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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Birdie Jeanell (White) Belz
Jan 3, 1920 - Feb 2, 1986

Jeanell Belz

Jeanell (White) Belz, 66, of Corsicana died Sunday at the Twilight Nursing Home.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.  Ray Condra and Dr. David Hale will officiate. 

Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.

Survivors include her mother Birdie White of Taylor and a number of aunts, uncles and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dewey Clark, Bud Hollingsworth, Ron Hollingsworth, A.B. Clark, James Owen, Bill Staggs, Bob Staggs, and Edward Reopke.

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William Horton Roberts
abt 1921 - Jan 30, 1986

William Roberts

William Horton Roberts, 65, of Dawson, died today at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev.

Eddie Carter officiating.  Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

A native of Corsicana who had  lived in Dawson five years, Roberts was a retired carpenter who had served in the Coast Guard.

Survivors include a daughter, Tammy Dee Darling of Mesquite; two grandchildren; his mother, Artie S. Roberts of Fort Worth; a brother, J.R. Roberts of Fort Worth; a sister, Jean McCormick of Fort Worth; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Earl Ramond Brannon
abt 1918 - Feb 10, 1986

Earl Brannon

Earl Ramond Brannon, 68, of Dallas, died Feb. 10 at Medical City Dallas Hospital.

Services were Feb. 13 at Troy Suggs Funeral Home in Dallas with Doug Wellbron officiating.  Burial was in Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas.

He was born in Blooming Grove and lived part of his life in Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife, Flora Mae of Dallas; a daughter, Brenda David of Mesquite; three sisters, Pauline Mullins of Greenville, and Ima Lee King and Mildred Adams, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Bobby Gean Carpenter of Corsicana, Billy Joe Carpenter of New Jersey and Calvin Carpenter of Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

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Ernest Castille
abt 1923 - Jan 29, 1986

Ernest Castille

Ernest Castille, 63, a former resident of Corsicana, died Wednesday at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

A quiet hour will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at Scott Funeral Chapel. 

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Church of the Living God P.G.T. with Overseer Robert L. Mabrey officiating.  Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

He was a building contractor and carpenter, a member of the Roman Catholic Church and a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, evangelist Annell J. Castille of Corsicana; a son, Dewey T. Castille of Corsicana; two brothers, Arthur Castille and Peter Castille, both of Beaumont; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be L.J. Castille, Sterling Castille, Frank Castille, Reginald Castille, James T. Hines and Willie Leon Johnson.

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John O. Templin
Feb 22, 1924 - Jan 14, 1986

John Templin

John O. Templin, 61, of Corsicana, died Tuesday in Tyler.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Wayne Mahoney and Rev. Bob Roberts officiating.

Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Born Feb. 22, 1924, he was a veteran of World War II and was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 174.  He was a retired truck driver from Chattanooga Glass Co., where he had worked for 10 years.  He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Billie Templin of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Lila David of Grand Prairie and Mrs. Faye Lewis of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be O.A. Rutherford, Jessie Steele, Shirley McCulloch, Leroy Poteet, Robert Fulton and Joe Sheppard.

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Lily Absher
abt 1896 - Jan 18, 1986

Mrs. Lily Absher

Mrs. Lily Absher, 90, of Corsicana, died Saturday at Mel-Haven Nursing Home.

Services were today at Corley Funeral Home, with Dr. Tom Graves officiating.  Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

A Blooming Grove native, she was a lifelong Navarro County resident and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana.  She had worked for J.C. Penney Co. for more than 20 years.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ruth Gilley of Dallas; and a niece and two nephews.

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Hazel (Kimes) McClung-Weedin
1893 - Mar 19, 1986

Hazel Weedin

Mrs. Hazel Weedin, 92, of Kerens died today at Twilight Home.

Services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Kerens Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Johnny McCord and Haves White officiating.  Burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery under direction of Paschal Funeral Home.

She is survived by a sister, Hallie Boswell of Barry; two nieces, Lavoyce McCurdy and Betty Cunningham, both of Corsicana; a nephew, Luther Boswell of Barry; and a brother-in-law, Frank Weedin of San Antonio.

Pallbearers will be Aubry Earley, John Beck, A.L. Saunders, Bubba Blissett, Ottis Ray Spurlock and Hobart Hilliard.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • Wife of John D. Weedin & Ashbell Green McClung, Sr.


Eugene McCluney
abt 1895 - Feb 20, 1986

Eugene McCluney

Eugene McCluney, 91, of Fort Worth died there Thursday.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens with the Rev. Haves White officiating.  Burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery.

He was a World War I veteran and a 32nd degree mason and a member of the Presbyterian church.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth of Fort Worth; one son, Eugene B. McCluney of Fort Worth; one daughter, Mrs. Marian Lamm of Iowa; one brother, Finis McCluney of Kerens; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Russell Dare Mabry
Mar 12, 1894 - Mar 17, 1986

Russell Mabry

Russell Dare Mabry, 92, of Kerens died Monday at the Veterans Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Methodist Church in Kerens with the Revs. John McCord and Norman Bruner officiating.  Burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery.

He was born in Blooming Grove and had lived in Kerens since 1913.  He was a retired cotton buyer for Neal Anderson Company, a World War I veteran, member of the American Legion in Kerens and chairman of the building fund for the Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Darrell Weihs, of Fort Worth; one granddaughter, LeAnn W. Montgomery, of Houston; one grandson, William Dare Weihs of Marshall; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bob Bradley, Jack Bradley, Kenneth Ingram, Bryant Ratliff, Charles Blissett and Paul Jones.  Honorary pallbearers will be R.A. Bain, Icky Crawford, J.L. Horton and Billy Shelton.

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Robert Michael Norch
abt 1965 - Mar 24, 1986

Robert Norch

Robert Michael Norch, 21,of Corsicana died today in an automobile accident.

Services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Father Michael Flannigan officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a 1982 graduate of Corsicana High School.

Survivors include his father, Robert Norch of Emhouse; his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Meyers of Corsicana; two brothers, Chris Norch and Eric Myers, both of Corsicana; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Grant Myers of Richardson, Mr. amd Mrs. Alex Levonick of Osceola Mills, Penn., and Mrs. Gladys Fields of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Kipper Watkins, Gary Curry, Kevin Rozelle, Richey Cutrer, Richard Cutrer and Stan Farmer.

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Danny Lee Territo
Feb 13, 1949 - Nov 21, 1997

Danny Lee Territo

Danny Lee Territo, 48, of Trinidad, died Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, at his residence.

Services are 3 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Bro.

Johnny Singleton officiating.  Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday at 6 -9 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Benny Pillans, Roger Pillans, Ricky Loftis, Johny Johnson, Corky Hagler, Doug Henderson, Zeb Stewart and Matt Adams.

Honorary pallbearers are Mike Ivie, David Johnson, Kevin Fullerton, Karl Zaccone, Jim Whitehead, Matt Miller, Joey Territo, Jeff Graham and Hayden Jackson.

Mr. Territo was born Feb. 13, 1949, in Fort Worth.  Mr. Territo was expecting the birth of his first grandchild.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Trinidad.

Mr. Territo is survived by his wife, Tricia Territo of Trinidad; daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Bill Roughton of Corsicana; daughter, Tami Territo; mother, Brownie Moore of Trinidad; mother-in-law and adopted father-in-law, Lillian Fullerton and Jim Whitehead of Trinidad; sisters and brothers-in-law, JoAnn and Karl Zaccone of Trinidad and Connie and Mike Ivie of Purdon; brother-in-laws, David Johnson of Corsicana and Kevin Fullerton of Trinidad; nieces and nephews, Lisa Zaccone of Trinidad, Leslie Johnson of Kirvin, Dusty Johnson of Athens and Lacey and Rachel Ivie of Purdon; stepbrother and stepsister, Joey Territo of Dallas and JoAnn Territo of Corsicana.

Mr. Territo was preceded in death by his father, Lewis Territo, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert English and brother, Bobby Territo.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jo Rene (Edens) Helms
Oct 31, 1932 - Feb 15, 2001

Jo Rene Edens Helms

Jr Rene Edens Helms, 68, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Mark Luera and Dr. Ambrose Edens officiating.

Mrs. Helms was born Oct. 31, 1932 in Corsicana.  She was a librarian for Navarro College.

Mrs. Helms is survived by her mother, Irene Kent Edens of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Daphne Helms and David Dowd of Corsicana and Deah Helms and Byron McCoy of Dallas; daughter-in-law and husband, HuDonna and Ronnie Helms-Haiduk of Rowlett; sister, Rita Jane Edens; grandchildren, Ashley and Colin Dowd, both of Corsicana, Wesley Eden Helms of Rowlett, and Caleb, Katherine and Kent McCoy, all of Dallas; mother-in-law, Thelma Helms of Port Aransas; and sister-in-law and husband, Helen and Jack Jamison of Port Aransas.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church Building Fund.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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W. A. "Bill" Chaffee Jr.
Nov 22, 1922 - Feb 2, 2001

W. A. "Bill" Chaffee Jr.

W. A. "Bill" Chaffee Jr., 78, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2001 at his residence.

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with Gary Johnson officiating.

Mr. Chaffee was born Nov. 22, 1922 in Corsicana.  He was a member of First Pentecostal Church of God.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Chaffee; and parents, W.A. and Adell Chaffee.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Elenora Lynch Allen
Oct 10, 1913 - Feb 1, 2001

Elenora Lynch Allen

Elenora Lynch Allen, 87, of Athens, passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in Waco.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Resthaven Memorial Park with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.

Mrs. Allen was born Oct. 10, 1913, in Athens.  She was a  machinist.

She is survived by nephews, Stephen Mitchell and Jimmy Spizzirri, both of Athens; nieces, Mary Henry and Mrs. Jerry Mitchel, both of Athens and great nephew, Jerry Spizzirri of Athens.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jack H. Morris
Oct 7, 1917 - Feb 2, 2001

Jack Morris

Jack Morris, 83, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Resthaven Memorial Park with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.

Mr. Morris was born Oct. 7, 1917 in Bazette to Henry and Ollie Morris. 

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He worked as a greeter at Wal-Mart for 15 years.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Morris of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb 4, 2001

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • SSDI: JACK H MORRIS 07 Oct 1917 02 Feb 2001 (V) 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 462-12-3818 Texas


Edith (Ewing) Campbell
Jul 12, 1922 - Feb 14, 2001

Edith E. Campbell

Edith E. Campbell, 78, of Blooming Grove passed away Feb. 14 at her residence.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Grove with Bro. Bob Reid officiating.  Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wilbert Blackerby, Jason Scott, Ben Ewing, Gordon Griffin, Ronnie Ewing and Don Ewing.

Mrs. Campbell was born July 12, 1922 in Blooming Grove.  She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Timothy E. and Diana Campbell; daughter and son-in-law Marie and Ronald Scott of Dallas; daughter Elaine Campbell of Frost; grandchildren Ronnie Scott, Cindy Scott, Lee Campbell, Amy, Alyssa and Austin Campbell; great-grandson Jason Scott; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, Thomas E. Campbell.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove.

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Harry A. Clowe, Jr.
Apr 4, 1914 - Sep 30, 2006

Harry A. Clowe

Harry A. Clowe, 92, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

Services will be 1 p.m. today with Dr. Mark Luera officiating. 

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Clowe was born April 4, 1914, in Corsicana.  He was a member of First Christian Church in Corsicana.  He was a veteran serving in World War II and owned Harry's Flowers in Corsicana for a number of years.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine "Snooks" Clowe of Corsicana; son, Donald A. Clowe and wife Gail of San Antonio; grandchildren, Duncan Clowe of Austin and Beth Miller of Austin; one great-grandchild, Emme; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Christian Church, 3704 W. State Highway 22, Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ida Janette "Bill" Hawk
Nov 28, 1908 - Dec 25, 1999

Ida Janette "Bill" Hawk

Ida Janette "Bill" Hawk, 91, a lifetime resident of Lone Oak, passed away Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

Services were held at 11 a.m. this morning at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Ginger Hassford officiating.
Interment was held at Lone Oak Cemetery.

Pallbearers were nephews; Jerry McClure, Ivan Walters, Melvin McClure, Daniel Minor, Robert Clark and Greg Plant.

Honorary pallbearers were Raymond Edward McGraw and Mike Barham.

Ms. Hawk was born Nov. 28, 1908 in Lone Oak. She was known as "Aunt Bill" to a host of great-great and great-great-great nieces and nephews.

She is survived by five nieces and nephews, Walter and Pat McClure of Mesquite, Dorothy and Earl Garvin of Lancaster, Callie and Charles Harris of Dallas, Bobbie and Marion Green of Frost, Lillian and Bill Thomas of Blooming Grove, and Katie and Ivan Walters of Lone Oak.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove.

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Geraldine (Cagle) Ramsey
Apr 2, 1912 - Oct 13, 1999

Geraldine Ramsey

Geraldine Ramsey, 87, of Corsicana formerly of Blooming Grove, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at Heritage Oaks West.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Rose Hill Cemetery, with Brother Grady Cashion officiating.

Mrs. Ramsey was born April 2, 1912 in Frost.

She is survived by her sisters, Pauline Frederick of Blooming Grove, Olga Jones of Dawson and Ava Smith of Houston; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

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Helen (Hammonds) Garrison
Feb 17, 1906 - Dec 17, 1999

Helen Garrison, 93, of Corsicana and formerly of Blooming Grove, passed away Friday, Dec. 17, 1999.

Visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Blooming Grove Methodist Church with Thomas Childs officiating.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mrs. Garrison was born Feb. 17, 1906 in Lone Cedar.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A.D. (Arthur) Garrison; and son, Eddie Garrison.

Mrs. Garrison is survived by her sons, Dwayne Garrison of Corsicana, Jerry Garrison of Kerens and Jim Garrison of Ennis; and daughter, Jane Garrison of California.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ira Lee Hassell
Mar 24, 1906 - Mar 2, 1980

Ira Lee Hassell

Services will be Monday, 3 p.m., Frost United Methodist Church, for Ira Lee Hassell, 73, Ennis.

Hassell died Sunday at the Oddfellows Nursing Home in Ennis. The Rev. Jim Baggett will officiate with burial to be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Ballard Funeral Home in Frost is in charge of arrangements.

He was a lifelong resident of Frost and a retired farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Jessie Lee Hassell, Ennis; one daughter, Alma Jean Thompson, Hubbard; one son, Carl Hassell, DeSoto; four brothers, Abner Hassell, Hubbard; Marvin and Frank Hassell, both of Waco, and Thurman Hassell, Pearland; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Joe Parham, Leon Crawford, J.O. Williams, A.C. Smith, Claude Storey and Carl Daniels.

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Sallie "Dovie" (Gregory) Dortch
Jan 11, 1884 - Feb 27, 1980

Sallie Dortch

Mrs. Sallie Dortch, 95, a former resident of Corsicana, died Wednesday in Waco.

Services are Saturday, 11 a.m. Burial in Frost Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Ross Oliver of Waco, Mrs. Ruth Key of Mt. Calm, Mrs. Era Rawlins of Rice, Mrs. Dot Horn of Houston, and Mrs. Iva Holley of Odessa; 33 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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Sallie Dortch

Mrs. Sallie Dortch, 95, resident, of Waco and formerly of Corsicana, died Wednesday in Waco.  Services will be Saturday, 11 a.m. Corley Funeral Home Chapel.  Jim Watson, and E. C. Tabor Church of Christ ministers, will officiate, with burial following at Frost Cemetery

She was born Jan. 11, 1885 in Sheridan Ark. and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include five daughters, 33 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces, nephews, and three daughters-in-law, Mrs. Martha Dortch, and Mrs. Ruth Dortch, both of Frost and Mrs. Jewell Dortch of Waco. 

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Burtis R. Hammonds
Mar 5, 1918 - Feb 26, 1980

Burial for Burtis R. Hammonds, 61, who was found dead at his home Tuesday, was 11 a.m. Thursday at Griffin Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Greg Hammonds, Jack Hammonds, Arthur Garrison, Bill Nichols, Jim Yarbrough and Charles Furr.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • Ed, I found a World War II Army Enlistment for Burtis Hammonds on Ancestry. (Air Corps)


Rufus Loyd Frederick
Feb 25, 1913 - Feb 29, 1980

Rufus Loyd Frederick

Rufus Loyd Frederick, 66, resident of Blooming Grove, died Friday morning at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

Services will be Sunday, 2 p.m., First Baptist Church, Blooming Grove.

The Rev. David Fortner will officiate with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline; a son, David Frederick, of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Bettye Honea of Frost; three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ann Holmes of Allen; one half-brother, Fred Yates of Abilene; three half-sisters, Mrs. Mamie Cobb of Corsicana, Mrs. Margaret Phillips of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Clem Mosley of Kansas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Dollie Hollingsworth, Buddy Pullins, Artis Wright, Harold Dozier, Walter Biggars and Hershel Minatra.

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William Earnest Watson
Aug 30, 1903 - Mar 3, 1980

Earnest Watson

Earnest Watson, 76, of Route 1, died March 3, at Memorial Hospital.

Services Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Wes Haefs officiating.

Mr. Watson was a retired farmer and rancher.

Survivors include his wife, Fannie Watson; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Furra of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Lynn Harris of Corsicana; one son, Dickey Watson of Corsicana; and seven grandchildren.

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Roscoe Holbrook
Jun 12, 1925 - Mar 4, 1980

Roscoe Holbrook

Services are Friday, 2 p.m., Corley Funeral Home Chapel, for Roscoe Holbrook, 54, resident of Rt. 3, Corsicana, who was killed in a plane crash Tuesday in Arkansas.

The Revs. B.W. Johnson and David Williams, will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors also include six grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Jimmy Yarber, J.T. Arnett, Bryan Biggers, Ross Maxfield, Glenn Stewart and Aubrey Asby.

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Madison Paine Crabb
Dec 13, 1914 - Apr 1, 1980

M. P. Crabb

Dr. M. P. Crabb, 65, resident of Corsicana, died Tuesday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

Services, Friday, 2 p.m., Corley Funeral Home Chapel.

He was born Dec. 13, 1914, in Hunt County. He was a chiropractor and a veteran of World War II, serving in the Coast Guard.

Survivors include his wife of Corsicana; one son, Thomas M. Crabb, of McAlester, Calif.; a daughter, Miss Kitty Joyce Crabb, of Midland; and one brother, Clymer Crabb of Leonard.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • TXDI: Crabb Madison Paine 04-01-1980 NAVARRO M


James Lawrence Carroll
Feb 11, 1903 - Mar 9, 1980

James L. Carroll

James L. Carroll, 77, resident of Houston, died Sunday night at Northwest Memorial Hospital in Houston.

Services were Wednesday, 1 p.m., Ballard Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Leroy Reaves officiating.

Burial was at Frost Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Irene Carroll of Houston; one brother, Marvin Carroll, of Jay, Okla.; and a sister, Mrs. Florence Hall, of Langley, Okla.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • TXDI: Carroll James Lawrence 03-09-1980 HARRIS M


Olen Lee Beasley
Jun 23, 1916 - Mar 3, 1980

Olen Lee Beasley

Olen Lee Beasley, 63, resident of Austin, and native of Navarro County died Thursday in Austin.

Services are Saturday, 1 p.m., Corley Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be at Prairie Point Cemetery.

He was a veteran of World War II and a former resident of Navarro County.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Ethelene Webb, of Elgin; three brothers, J. T. Beasley and Alton Beasley, both of Corsicana, and Robert Beasley, of Seagoville.

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Aubrey Preston Fincher
Feb 22, 1908 - Apr 5, 1980

Aubrey Fincher

Aubrey Fincher, 72, of Corsicana died Saturday at Memorial Hospital.

Services will be Monday, 2 p.m. Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. David Hale officiating and the Rev. Charles Bailey assisting.

He was a member of Northside Baptist Church and Oddfellow Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ernie Fincher, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Nettie Moore, Arlington; Mrs. Ruby Brooks, Houston; and Mrs. Evelyn Drain, Dallas; three sons, Winford Fincher, Houston; Jack Fincher, Dallas; and Edgar Lee Montgomery, Rice; one sister, Mrs. Fay Mustain, Almegorda, N.M.; and one brother, Louis Fincher, Waco.

Pallbearers will be members of the Oddfellow Lodge No. 63.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • TXDI: Fincher Aubrey Preston 04-05-1980 NAVARRO M


Annie May (Grimmett) Ragan
Mar 16, 1890 - Mar 9, 1980

Mrs. Annie Grimmett Ragan

Mrs. Annie Grimmett Ragan, 89, Corsicana, died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.

Services are Tuesday, 2 p.m. Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Don Osada officiating and burial in Dresden Cemetery.

Her husband, John B. Ragan, preceded her in death in 1967.

She was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church. She was born in New Market, Ala, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Grimmett.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Edna Gaines, Corsicana; Mrs. Doris Jean Taylor, San Angelo; and Mrs. Fay Haley and Mrs. Ruth Lucan both of Orange; four sons, Dexter Ragan, Farmers Branch; Bueford Ragan, Corsicana; Ray Ragan, Emhouse; and Bobby Joe Ragan, Beaumont; 31 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Lewis, Fort Worth.

Pallbearers will be Alvin Haley, Carl Dean Haley, Roy Lea Ragan, Peyton Gaines, Michael Lucas, Rickey Ragan, Ed Nevils and Michael Ray Ragan.

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Debby Ann (Payton) Rasmussen
Dec 8, 1955 - Jul 22, 2007
 

Debby Ann Rasmussen

Debby Ann Rasmussen, 51, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2007, in Fargo, N.D. She was born on Dec. 8, 1955, in Athens.

She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She was a lifetime member of a fishing club, loved the theatre arts, and had a very loving and giving heart. She worked as an auditor at Comfort Inn in Corsicana.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lain Teel officiating. Interment will follow at Mankin Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Anthony Ifraté, John Willingham, Derek McCreight, Eric Savins, Danny Townley and Jim Howell

Mrs. Rasmussen was preceded in death by her sons, Michael Jay Horton and Jimmy Leon Marion; daughter, Brandy Jo Marion; father, Jack Trussell; sister, Jacqueline Trussell; and grandmother, Ida E. Carroll.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Rasmussen of Corsicana; son, Phillip Christian Davis of Rice; five grandchildren; mother, Bessie Ray Trussell of Athens; brother and sister-in-law, Ray Lee and JoAnn Payton of Tennessee Colony; sisters and brothers-in-law, Theresa Sanchez of Fargo, N.D., Donna and John Willingham of Waco, Barbara and Roger Mansur of Elkhart, and June Palmer of Athens; best friend, Sharon Milligan of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to M.A.D.D., 611 S. Congress Ave. #505, Austin, TX 78704.


Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Wanda (Scroggins) Wilbanks
Dec 25, 1931 - Jul 25, 2007

Wanda Wilbanks

Wanda Wilbanks, 75, of Frost passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana and from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Frost.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Frost with the Rev. Chris Shirley officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Leon Crawford, Harold Elmore, Ronnie Brown, Wilson Tatum, Ronald Elmore and Clay Reynolds.

Mrs. Wilbanks was born Dec. 25, 1931, in Kerens to Eugene Scroggins and Blanch Reed Scroggins.

Survivors include her husband, Wallace Wilbanks of Frost; son and daughter-in-law, Ovie and Janet Earles of Corsicana; daughters, Mary Henderson of Frost and Cindy Shaw of Corpus Christi; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Archie Lee Scroggins and wife Ruby Lee of Canton; brother-in-law, Phil Wilbanks and wife Jane of Frost; and sisters-in-law, Darrel May and wife Lena of Elkhart and Mary Terry and friend Conrad of Frost.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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LaVoyce Marie (Farish) Kennedy
Sep 20, 1925 - Jul 24, 2007

LaVoyce Farish Kennedy

LaVoyce Farish Kennedy, 81, of Canton passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2007, in Canton. She was born on Sept. 20, 1925, in Navarro County. She was a member of Colfax Methodist Church and was a very devoted wife and mother.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Darrell Stephens and the Rev. Roland Alsobrook officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donovan Coy Kennedy.

Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Michael D. and Jill Kennedy of Round Rock and Tim Kennedy of Canton; granddaughter and husband, Myka Canoy and Darrell Stephens of Decatur, Ga.; and great-grandson, Zeke Alexander Stephens of Decatur, Ga.

Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 1615 Stemmons Frwy., Dallas, TX 75207.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Katherine (McBride) Cowan
Jan 28, 1928 - Jul 24, 2007
 

Mary Katherine McBride Cowan

Mary Katherine McBride Cowan, age 79, of Bryan, passed away on July 24, 2007. Born on Jan. 28, 1928, in the Texas panhandle town of Hale Center to Lum McBride and Anna Wilson McBride, she was the last survivor of eight children.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, James Churchill Cowan; her parents; seven brothers and sisters, Parker, Irene, Ray, Ralph, Weldon, Jim and Jane; and grandson, Hector Nava Jr.

She is survived by her children, Ann Young Nava and husband Hector of Houston, and Robert Nathan Young and wife Anne of Belton; two grandsons and their wives, Nathan and Jennifer Young and Zachary and Shelley Young, all of Temple, and one great-granddaughter, Ashley Nava of Germany. Also surviving are close family friends, Antonio and Maria Rojas and family, and many loving family and friends.

Mary’s principal residences were in Tulia, where she and J.C. farmed; in Belton where she was a housewife and artist; in Corsicana where she and her husband operated Cowan and Cowan Ranch with 300 head of Brangus cattle, selling custom hay, firewood and pecans; and in Bryan where she retired and pursued her hobby of gardening. She became an enthusiastic Brazos County Master Gardener in 2002 and liked plant propagation and beautiful flowers. Her poor heart condition from rheumatic fever as a child caused her to become a patient in the pioneering field of open-heart surgery; Mary was one of the first patients to have an artificial aortic heart valve, and was among the select few survivors of artificial valves implanted in the mid-’60s, with Dr. Denton Cooley performing her three open-heart surgeries. Mary was a spirited woman who loved challenges, enjoyed people, had a contagious smile and was affectionately known as the Hat Lady.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hillier Funeral Home, 2301 E. 29th St., Bryan, with celebration of her life at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 28, officiated by her niece, Rhonda Taylor, minister to adults and children of Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Lake Jackson. Graveside burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 30, at McDowell Cemetery in Belton.

Flowers are appreciated as she loved them, or contributions can be made to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Research Center in Austin, the American Heart Association, or the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements by Hillier Funeral Home, Bryan
 

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Beledonia (Dickson) Shaw
May 4, 1954 - Jul 21, 2007

Beledonia Dickson Shaw

Beledonia Dickson Shaw, 53, of Dawson passed away July 21, 2007 at her residence in Dawson.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Dawson with Minister Thomas Dickson officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bryant Cockran, Trina Babers, John Beacom, Anthony Jackson, Prince Henderson and Larry Shaw.

Honorary pallbearers will be Victor Babers, Cash Preston, Kevin Simmons, Lawrence Moore, Bryant Phillips and James E. Babers

Mrs. Shaw was born May 4, 1954 in Dawson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Caldonia Dickson; brother, Sam T. Dickson; and a sister, Sarah Nell Dickson.

Survivors include daughter Tina Dickson of Dawson; sons Isaac Shaw of Temple and Alex Shaw of Dawson; granddaughters Mariah Cade and Tiara Dickson, both of Dawson; five brothers and five sisters, Lucinda Davis of Irving, Georgia Lemons of Corsicana, Vickie Felix of Killeen, Christine Goodard of Navarro Mills, Sandra Davis and Arnold Dickson, both of Dallas, Kelly Dickson and George Dickson Jr., both of Dawson, and Floyd Dickson and Troy Dickson, both of Corsicana; many nephews, nieces and cousins, including devoted cousin Bettye Barge-Calhoun, and faithful nephews, Thomas Dickson and Prince Henderson; and dedicated and devoted friends and caregivers Shelly Smith, Retha Faye Wade, Nancy Babers, Ramelda Simmons and Leslie Babers.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Lena Cordell Wilkins
Dec 3, 1912 - Jul 23, 2007

Lena Cordell Wilkins

Lena Cordell Wilkins, 94, of Kerens passed away Monday, July 23, 2007, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Long Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Mrs. Wilkins was born Dec. 3, 1912, in Montalba.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Wilkins; and brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her daughter, Delores Rogers of Houston; and granddaughter, Sheri Rogers of Houston.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Hazel Rebecca Kelton-Campbell
Nov 24, 1925 - Jul 24, 2007

Hazel Rebecca Campbell, 81, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at Heritage Oaks West. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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HAZEL CAMPBELL

Mrs. Hazel Coker Campbell, age 81, of Corsicana, Texas, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007, in Corsicana, Texas .
She is survived by her Son-Larry Kelton of Jones Creek, Texas, Granddaughters-Michaell Kelton of Angellton, TX., Shannon McCaskelle of Liverpool, TX., and Kristi Rhodes of Seguin, TX., Great Grandddaughter-Alexandra Lelton of Liverpool, TX., 2 Nieces-Frankie Garza of Corsicana, TX.,and Margie Alexandera of Brazoria, TX., 2 nephews- Allan Coker and J.C. Coker both of Corsicana, TX., and Brother-in-Law-Wilmer Conner of Brazoria, Texas

Graveside Services will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery at 10:00 AM Saturday, July 28, 2007 , Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, TX.


Lorenzo Acey
abt 1973 - Jul 17, 2007

Lorenzo Acey, 34, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2007, at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Joseph Johnson Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Elizabeth Cleo (Grace) Greer-Pryor 
Jan 23, 1915 - Jul 22, 2007

Elizabeth Cleo Greer-Pryor

Elizabeth Cleo Grace (Greer) Pryor passed to our Lord on July 22, 2007. She was born on January 23, 1915 in Eureka, Texas. She was a longtime resident of Waco, Texas and passed away at St. Catherine’s Hospital in Waco.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marcus Menton officiating. Interment will follow in the Rice Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dan Greer, Jarrett Greer, Johnny Stanbery, Bret Smith, Jason Lewis, and George Smith. Honorary Pallbearers will be Kevin Northington, Michael Thomasson, Alvin Mullican, and Harold Ray Griffin.

She was preceded in death by her Former Husband, Johnny Lee (Babe) Greer, and a Great Granddaughter, Mylia Hatley.

She is survived by her Son & Loving Daughter-in-Law, Johnny Frank & Eleanor Irene Greer of Corsicana, TX., Darling Daughter & Son-in-Law, Tiny Beth & Leon Fowler of Waco, TX., Grandchildren, Mary Ann (Greer) & Kevin Northington of Corsicana, TX., Terry Dan & Alisia Greer of Corsicana, TX., Kary Nan Lewis of Mesquite, TX., Debra Kay & Patrick Gossett of Dallas, TX., and George & Clarissa Smith of Waxahachie, TX., Eleven Great Grandchildren, and Eighteen Great Great Grandchildren.

God saw you were getting tired And a cure was not to be So He put his arms around you And whispered “Come to me”

A Golden heart stopped beating Hard working hands now rest God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best


Jeremy Wade “Da Soulja” Baston
Aug 27, 1986 - Jul 17, 2007

Jeremy Wade “Da Soulja” Baston

Jeremy Wade “Da Soulja” Baston, 20, of Cheneyboro passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2007, in Dallas.

A wake service will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Wilgo Baptist Church, 621 E. First Ave., with Pastor Arthur Faulk officiating. Interment will follow at Silent Grove Cemetery in Cheneyboro.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Baston Sr., Tommy Baston Jr., Ira Bradford Jr., Aaron Haile, Chris Baston and Jeffrey Miller.

He was born Aug. 27, 1986, in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Bradford; grandparents, Ira Bradford Sr. and Lois Bradford and Ruby Baston.

Survivors include one son, Adrian Baston of Corsicana; loving companion, Brandy Hodges of Corsicana; father, Tommy Baston Sr. (Janet) of Malakoff; one brother, Tommy Baston Jr. of Corsicana; one sister, Francesca Bradford of Corsicana; grandfather, Abraham Baston (Lola) of Corsicana; aunts and uncles, Gloria Miller (Howard) and Ira Bradford Jr. (Marvis), all of Cheneyboro, Mary Walner (Danny) of Plano, Linda James (John), Ruby Pace (Willie), and Archie Baston (Teresa), all of Corsicana, Barbara Vanibuls of Trinidad, and Odell Baston of Childress; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Tony Curtis Evans
Jul 1, 1956 - Jul 17, 2007

Tony Curtis Evans, 51, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at Westridge Nursing and Rehab LLP in Lancaster.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Roane Chapel Full Gospel Church, 100 S. Parham St., with Pastor Harold L. Evans Sr. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Ronald Evans, Ricky Evans, Darius Brown, Charles Bradley, Rico Freeman, Montcello Brown, Kamar Chambers and Michael Freeman. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Hailey, Willie Pace, Robert Green, Albert Pace III, Roy Williams and Tommy Williams.

He was born July 1, 1956, in Powell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Fields and Velma Fields; and one brother, Bert Oliver Fields.

Survivors include five brothers, Lester Evans (Sandra) of Dallas, Harold Evans Sr. (Ada) and Alvin Evans, both of Corsicana, Frank Fields Jr., and Reginald Fields of Los Angeles, Calif.; and two sisters, DeEdra Fields and Karen Fields, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; and uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Howard S. Miller IV

Howard S. Miller IV passed away July 15, 2007. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Grace Temple Church in Corsicana. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Lifeline Fellowship Family Church, 5301 W. State Highway 31. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Ray-Thomas-McGraw Funeral Home, Ennis.

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William Alexander Littleton Jr.
abt 1970 - Jul 16, 2007

William Alexander Littleton Jr., 37, of Corsicana passed away Monday, July 16, 2007, at Victoria Citizens Hospital in Victoria. A wake service will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. A funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Independent Baptist Church with Elder David Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Imogene "Jean" (Ward) Frank-Ragan-Sluder
Apr 6, 1928 - May 10, 2006

IMOGENE "JEAN" SLUDER

Services for Imogene "Jean" Sluder of Grand Prairie is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Mathew Road Baptist Church. Visitaiton will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Southland Funeral Home, 800 Third St. in Grand Prairie. Graveside service is set for 4 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Mrs. Sluder died May 10, 2006, in Arlington.

She was born April 6, 1928, at Blooming Grove to Jim and Elise Ward. She was married to Billy E. Sluder on March 25, 1966, and was a member of Blooming Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Sluder of Grand Prairie; son, Billy Joe Sluder of Katy; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Lloyd Ragain.

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IMOGENE SLUDER
Funeral services for Mrs. Imogene Sluder of Grand Prairie are scheduled for
1:00pm Saturday at the Matthew Road Baptist Church. Graveside services will be 4:00pm,
Saturday at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas. Survivors include, loving
husband, Bill Sluder of Grand Prairie. One Son, Billy Joe Sluder of Katy. Five Grandchildren
and Nine Great-Grandchildren. Southland Funeral Home 800 S. W. Third Grand Prairie Texas
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Omie Mae (Fitzgerald) Turner
Jun 30, 1900 - May 5, 1982

Mrs. Omie Turner, 81, of Blooming Grove, died Monday in Fort Worth's All Saints Hospital.
Service is Tuesday, 2 p.m., Blooming Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Homer Humphrey officiating. Burial at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Blooming Grove Funeral Home.
She was a member of the Frost Rebekah Lodge.
Survivors include five daughters, Dorothy Jeanette Harmer, of Fall Brooks, CA, Johnnie Bell, of Blooming Grove, Wynelle Niswanger, of Fort Worth, Wanda McCleary, of Hillsboro, and Linda Newell, of Everman; one brother, Carl Garretson, of Lake Tawokni; nine grandchildren, 13, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers are Turman Raley, Jack Raley, Stokes Armstrong, Norman Brister, Arthur Garrison, and Billy Hargrove.
Honorary pallbearers Lee Low and Clarence Barr.
 

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Katie Lee (Prater) Lusk
Apr 29, 1895 - Jul 7, 1973

Blooming Grove - Funeral services were set for 10 a.m. today at the Central Baptist Church for Mrs. Katie Lee Lusk, 78, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital.

Burial was to be at Frost Cemetery, with the Rev. Robert Stacey of Westmoreland Heights Baptist Church officiating.  McCormick's Funeral Home was in charge.

Mrs. Lusk was born in Alabama and lived in Blooming Grove for may years.

She is survived by seven sons, C.C. Lusk of Blooming Grove, Jimmy Lusk of Plano, Clyde Lusk of Dallas, Buddy Lusk of Dallas, Lee Lusk of Houston, L.D. Lusk of Arlington, and Ray Lusk of Blooming Grove; two daughters, Miss Ruby Lusk of Ennis and Mrs. Zola Gillen of Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs.Lillie Northern of Amarillo, Mrs. Mary Lou Northern of Waco, and Mrs. Calvin Poteet of Venus; 22 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Nephews were named pallberarers.

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Ruby Mae (Lusk) Bowling LUSK
May 30, 1914 - Apr 7, 1987
(Changed her name back to Lusk)

Ruby Lusk
Former Ennis resident Ruby Mae Lusk, 72, of Houston, died Tuesday at Northwest Medical Center in Houston.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with the Rev. E. A. Jordan officiating. Burial will be in the
Frost Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Edna Nicholson of Oregon; seven brothers, Buddie Lusk of Irving, L. D. Lusk of Arlington, Ray Lusk of Dallas, Lee Lusk and Jimmy Lusk, both of Houston and C. C. Lusk and Clyde Lusk, both of Blooming Grove; a sister, Mrs. C. L. Gillen of Blooming Grove; and a grandchild.

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C. C. Lusk
Jan 16, 1916 - Apr 7, 1997

C. C. Lusk, 81, of Blooming Grove died April 7 at his residence.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Barry Fikes and Bryan Connally officiating.  Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mr.Lusk was born January 16, 1916 in Dawson.  He servied in the U. S. Army from 1940-1945.  He received a purple heart in World War II.  He was a deacon at the Central Baptist Church. 

Mr. Lusk is survived by his wife, Dorothy Lusk of Blooming Grove; daughter and son in law, Lavonne and Bill Tipping of Blooming Grove; brothers: L. D. Lusk of Dallas, Ray Lusk of Louisiana, Jimmy and Lee Lusk of Houston, Clyde Lusk of Blooming Grove; sister, Zola GIllen of Blooming Grove; grandchildren:  Renee Hendryx and Shonda and Kevin Prater all of Blooming Grove; great-grandchildren:  Tanya Hovis, Kayla & David Hendryx; a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

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William Charles ‘Bill’ Cordell
Oct 29, 1946 - Jul 30, 2007

William C. ‘Bill’ Cordell

William C. “Bill” Cordell, 60, went home to be with the Lord on July 30, 2007. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who will greatly missed.

He was born on Oct. 29, 1946, in Corsicana. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1965. He served in the U.S. Army for 23 years. He was also a Vietnam era veteran. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for the past 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Doris Cordell.

He is survived by his loving wife Olivia Ann Cordell, son Stephen G. Andrews, grandson Austin Andrews, daughter and son-in-law Stephanie and Dale Folmar, grandsons Ryan, Reid and Rayme Folmar, daughter Shannon Andrews and granddaughter Madeline Andrews, all of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law Mike and Cindy Cordell of Waxahachie; brothers-in-law Raymond Rosas and wife Judy of Corsicana, Justin Rosas and wife Marilyn of Bedford, Ruben Rosas and Jesse Rosas of Corsicana, Joe Rosas of Arlington and Arthur Rosas of Fort Worth; special nieces Denise Page and Cynthia Rosas and other nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Lewis Palos officiating. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Benny Bernal, Joe Page, Rick Hocker, Paul Smith, Cliff Reeder and Steve Adams. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Gantt and Dale Folmar.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Walter Andrew “Dub” Jenkins, Jr.
Oct 19, 1928 - Jul 30, 2007

 
W.A. ‘Dub’ Jenkins

Mr. W.A. “Dub” Jenkins, 78, of Nash passed away Monday, July 30, 2007 at the V.A. Hospital in Dallas.

Visitation will be until 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove. Services will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove with Brother Grady Cashion, Troy Sykes and Danny Richardson officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Buddy Buie, Chuck Buie, Buster Buie, Bryan Jenkins, Danny Jenkins, Ronny Dale Sheppard and Peanut Jenkins. Honorary pallbearer will be Roland Green.

Mr. Jenkins was born Oct. 19, 1928 in Waxahachie to Walter Andrew Jenkins Sr. and Anna Lois Coker Jenkins. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jenkins of Nash; daughters, Terry Fulton and Sheila Jenkins of Dawson, and Jackie and husband Danny Richardson of Streetman; grandchildren, Bonnie, Hannah, Ainsley, and Josey; brother, H.L. “Happy” and Linda Jenkins of Waxahachie; sister, Peggy Blair of Waxahachie; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Jacqueline ‘Jackye’ (Earley) Cooper
Jul 6, 1929 - Jul 30, 2007

Services for Jackye Cooper, age 78, of Palestine will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bailey and Foster Chapel with the Rev. Scott Dornbush officiating. Burial will follow in Palestine City Cemetery.

Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bailey and Foster Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cooper died Monday, July 30, 2007, at the David E. Foster Hospice Unit at Palestine Regional Medical Center. She was born in Corsicana on July 6, 1929. She was the middle child of William Adron Earley and Amy Etheredge Earley. She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1946 and was a charter student at Navarro Junior College. She married L. T. Cooper of Kerens in 1947 and was married 52 years before being widowed.

She moved to Palestine in January 1955 and has been very active in civic affairs. She was a floral designer for 20 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church for 41 years where she was active in the Lydia Group and UMW. She was a member of Harvey Woman’s Club, Newcomers Club, Red Hatter’s Society, Pionette Garden Club for 43 years where she served as president three times, Friends of Howard House Museum and Friends of the Library.

She is survived by one son, Larry Thomas Cooper and wife Stephanie of Willis; two grandsons, Chase Trenton Cooper and Tristan Riley Cooper; one brother, Wyndal Earley of Arlington; two nephews, Gary Crowley of Duncanville and Jon Earley of Dallas; and one niece, Heather of Fairfield.

Arrangements by Bailey and Foster Funeral Home, Palestine

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Raymond Garr
Feb 4, 1915 - Jul 29, 2007

Raymond Garr, 92, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, July 29, 2007, at Angel House Nursing Center in Arlington.

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

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at West Hill Cemetery in Sherman.

Mr. Garr was born Feb. 4, 1915, in Sherman.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Garr in February 2007.

Mr. Garr is survived by son and daughter-in-law, John and Tara Garr of Grand Prairie; grandsons, Jackson and Stephen Garr, both of Grand Prairie; and sisters, Dorothy Bookout and Louise Hardy, both of Dallas.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens

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Ida Lucille (Holloway) Crofut-Scogin
Jul 10, 1912 - Jul 28, 2007

Ida Lucille Scogin

Ida Lucille Scogin, 95, of Kerens passed away July 28, 2007 at Kerens Care Center.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bob Lancaster, Mike Jennings, William Huggins, Gary Don Jennings, Randall Lane and Gary Lane.

Mrs. Scogin was born July 10, 1912 in Navarro County. She was a 1931 graduate of Kerens High School. She was a life-long resident of Kerens and a member of the First Baptist Church and a former Sunday School teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Scogin; parents A.H. “Jargo” and Ellen Holloway; brother A.H. Holloway Jr.; and grandson Don Earl Crofut.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law Bert Earl “Sonny” and Ella Crofut of Kerens and Jerry and Carolyn Crofut of Lawson, Mo.; daughter Barbara Johnson of Arizona; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
 

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Willie Undine (Fullwood) Seale
Oct. 7, 1908 - Jul 26, 2007

Willie Undine Fullwood Seale died Thursday, July 26, 2007 at her home in Duncan, Okla. She was 98.

A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Duncan at 1:30 p.m. today with the Rev. Clif Cummings officiating. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kerens Cemetery with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating, under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home of Duncan.

Undine was born in Eureka on Oct. 7, 1908 to William A. Fullwood and Missouri E. Johnson Fullwood. She came to Duncan with her family in 1910 and was educated in the Duncan and Abilene schools. She graduated Cum Laude from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, belonging to the Julius Olson Chapter of Scholarship Socities of the South. She did graduate work at the University of Texas and Colorado University. A teacher for 10 years, she taught in Kerens, Athens and Dallas. She also taught for three years in Kerens during World War II. She was a member of the Alpho Rho Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and served one year on the Texas State Textbook Committee while a teacher in Kerens. She was a life member of the Texas State Teachers Association.

After her marriage to Earle T. Seale in 1939 they made their home in Kerens. He preceded her in death in 1971. During her years in Kerens she was very active in community affairs, serving as president of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Kerens Garden Club and the Pioneer Literary Club. She was also active in the Red Cross and PTA. An active member of the First Baptist Church of Kerens, she taught a Sunday school class for several decades. In 1962 she was honored as one of Texas’ Women of Distinction.

After the death of her husband, she moved back to Duncan where she made her home with her sister, Ellen Fullwood, a retired Duncan teacher. In Duncan, she remained active in the Duncan Garden Club, Philomathic Club and the First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earle T. Seale; her parents, William A. and Missouri E. Fullwood; three sisters Ellen Fullwood, Jewell Fullwood and Vivian Fullwood McCasland and her husband T. Howard McCasland; and one brother, William A. Fullwood and his wife, Dorothy Hull Fullwood.

Survivors include Mary Frances Michaelis and her husband W.A. of Wichita, Kan., T.H. McCasland Jr. and his wife Phyllis of Dallas, and Harry L. Fullwood and his wife Virginia of Commerce, Joann Seale Bridges of Greenville, Lynette McClung and Emma Gene Seale Gentry, both of Austin, Ben Brister of McKinney, Virginia Seale Hopper of Baton Rouge, La., Mary Lois Seale of Corsicana, Susie Helm Wiedeman, Jeanette Purifoy Skelton and numerous great-nephews and nieces.

Honorary pallbearers will be her loving caregivers.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church in Duncan, the Duncan Regional Hospital Foundation, or the First Baptist Church of Kerens.

Arrangements by Don Grantham Funeral Home of Duncan

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Willie Undine Fullwood Seale

Willie Undine Fullwood Seale, 98, of Duncan, beloved aunt, died Thursday, July 26, 2007, in her home.

Memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church Chapel with the Rev. Clif Cummings officiating. Graveside service and burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Kerens (Texas) Cemetery with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Services are under direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home of Duncan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church or Duncan Regional Hospital Foundation in Duncan or First Baptist Church in Kerens.
 


Myrtle (Cummins) Bates
Aug 21, 1910 - Jul 27, 2007

Myrtle C. Bates

Myrtle C. Bates, 96, passed away early Friday, July 27, 2007.

Mrs. Bates was born on Aug. 21, 1910, in Chatfield, the daughter of Marvin and Sally Bowden Cummins. She was raised in Chatfield and attended school there. She graduated from Corsicana High School. She then attended Texas Woman’s University in Denton. On June 6, 1964, she married Olan A. Bates of Ennis. After their marriage they made their home in Ennis. She was office manager for Sherwin Williams many years in Ennis, and co-owner of the Rose Motel with her husband. She was a member of Baylor Baptist Church, Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge and B&PW of Ennis.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Olan, on March 26, 1977, and one sister and two brothers.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at J.E. Keever Mortuary.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Mansell officiating. Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery.

Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

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Karrie (Nowell) Sykes
Jun 7, 1950 - Jul 26, 2007

Karrie (Nowell) Sykes passed away at her home on Thursday, July 26, 2007. She was born on June 7, 1950, in Corsicana to her parents John and Hallie Nowell. She married her childhood sweetheart, Charles Ray Sykes, on Sept. 10, 1967.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Ray Sykes; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin Ray and Julie Sykes; daughter, Catrenia Frances Sykes; five grandchildren, Zachary Ray Sykes, Paydon Taylor Sykes, Charlease Lorene Sykes, Dennis Bourge and Kenny Ray Rash, all of Corsicana; mother and stepfather, Hallie and Wilbert Lucko of Penelope; mother-in-law, Lorene Sykes of Corsicana; and numerous family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, John L. Nowell; sister, Becky Barfield; and brother, Bubba Nowell.

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

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat with the Rev. Troy Sykes officiating. A family gathering will be held at the Retreat City Hall following the service.

Pallbearers will be Billy Richards, Buddy Richards, Bill Little, James H. Jones, Gowan Murphy and Charles “Coon” Knotts. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Steve McClure
Apr 4, 1944 - Jul 23, 2007

Steve McClure

Steve McClure, 63, of Mertens passed away on Monday, July 23, 2007, near Brandon.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro with the Rev. Darren Heil of Central Baptist Church from Blooming Grove officiating. Interment followed at Richland Cemetery in Mertens.

Mr. McClure was born on April 4, 1944, in Corsicana. He was the son of F.L. and Mabel (Davis) McClure. After graduating high school in Texas City, he moved to Galveston and he and his dad ran Southern Glass and Mirror for 35 years. On Dec. 21, 1963, he married Barbara Kettle in Texas City. In January of 1993 they moved to Mertens. For the past five years he had worked for Canterbury Villa Nursing Home in Hillsboro as the maintenance supervisor. His hobby was restoring old cars. He was just completing a 1954 Chevy two-door coupe. He also liked to collect cast iron miniature cars and stamps. For many years he taught Sunday school in the youth department at First Baptist Church in Texas City and also the young married class at First Baptist Church in Mertens, where he was a member. Steve was a member of the CERT (Certified Emergency Response Team) in Hillsboro, previously served as chief of the Mertens Volunteer Fire Department and a Mertens city commissioner.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a sister, Sarah Bernice Stein.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara McClure of Mertens; daughters, Shelly Smith and husband Gordon of League City and Rhonda Watson of Peoria; grandsons, Kenneth Stephen Watson and Sheldon Davis Watson, both of Peoria; nieces and nephew, Tammy Gail Stein, Sally Ann Stein and William Stein Jr.; and a number of cousins.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15186, Austin, TX 78761.

Arrangements by Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors, Hillsboro.

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Cecil (Story) Dockery
Feb 17, 1891 - Nov 21, 1977

Mrs. Dockery
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Cecil Story Dockery, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Peyton Goodman will officiate, with burial following at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

She was a native of Waco.

Survivors include a foster daughter, Mrs. James L. (Carolyn), Townley of Corsicana and four cousins including Dan Story and Mrs. Emma Bailey, both of Corsicana.

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  • TXDI: Cecil S. Dockery; 11-21-1977; Navarro; Female
  • SSDI: Feb 17, 1891 - Nov 1977; 75110 (Corsicana); 455-76-5502

George E. Dockery
Dec 9, 1885 - Mar 15, 1968

Dockery Rites Set for Today

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today in Corley Chapel for George E. Dockery, who died Friday evening at Memorial Hospital.

Dockery, 82, was a resident of Navarro and a retired Humble employee.

The Rev. William F. Nolan will officiate and interment will be in Hopewell Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, W. H., of Canyon; one grandson, Gary, of Dallas; one great granddaughter, Michelle Temple Dockery of  Dallas and one sister, Miss Mattie Dockery of Duncanville.

Pallbearers will be High Fouty, Clint Fouty, Monty Bottoms, Keith Farmer, Orville Capehart and J. Scott Harvard.

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Mary Belle "Mollie" (McCarter) Dockery
Dec 16, 1885 - Mar 24, 1967

Dockery Rites Planned Friday

Mrs. G. E. Dockery, 81, a life long resident of Navarro, died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley chapel, with the Rev. William F. Nolan, pastor of West Side Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Hopewell Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, of Navarro; a son, W. H. Dockery, Canyon; a grandson, Gary Dockery, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Pannie Gaillard, and Mrs. Ella Sawnson, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Julia Stalter, Navarro, and other relatives.

Corley funeral home will direct.

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Lewis Charles Dockery
May 4, 1886 - Apr 28, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR L.C. DOCKERY
L. C. Dockery, aged 59 years, died at the family home 717 West Seventh avenue Sunday.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Corley Funeral Home. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.  The rites were conducted by Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist Church.

Born at Fairfield, Texas, May 4, 1886, Dockery had been a resident of Corsicana for many years.  He formerly was connected with the sales department of the American ell and Prospecting Company and was employed at a Dallas war plant during World War II.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, Five brothers, George Dockery, Navarro; Ernest and Houston Dockery, both of Houston, Silas Dockery, Levelland, and Lee Dockery, Ranger, and two sisters, Miss Mattie Belle Dockery, Ranger, and Miss Bettie Dockery, Louisiana.

Pallbearers were Sidney  Strength, Brown Spear, G.H. Bailey, C. G. Hatley, E.W. Hayes, George Bush, Sid Story, Charles Byrd and T. A. Farmer.

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John Daniel Goins, Sr.
Nov 11, 1930 - Nov 22, 1977

John Goins

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for John Daniel Goins, 47, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday night in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Waco.

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a salesman for Goins-Weatherby Ford Sales and Services in Corsicana. He was also a general contractor.

Goins was a native of Corsicana and served in the Korean War.

Survivors include two sons, John D. Goins, II and Atwell Cox Goins of Corsicana; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Shirley D. Goins of Corsicana and a sister, Mrs. G. H. Weatherby of Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to the Navarro County Unit, American Cancer Society.

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  • TXDI: Goins, John D. Sr.; Nov 22, 1977; McLennan; Male
  • SSDI: Nov 11, 1930 - Nov 1977; 75110 (Corsicana); 449-38-0682

Elsie Mae Taylor
May 11, 1902 - Nov 22, 1977

Mrs. Taylor

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Elsie Mae Taylor, 73, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Rice Cemetery.

She was a native of Henderson County.

Survivors include her husband , Harvey K. Taylor of Corsicana; a son, Don L. Taylor of Smithville; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Taylor Richardson of Tyler, Mrs. Georgia Taylor Easley of Plano, seven grandchildren, and two brothers, Gordon Huddleston of Eustace and Grover Huddleston of Mabank.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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  • TXDI: Elsie M. Taylor; Nov 22, 1977; Navarro; Female
  • SSDI: Elsie Taylor; May 11, 1902; Nov 1977; 75110 (Corsicana); 464-48-7085

William J. "Billie" Lawrence Sr.
Apr 2, 1858 - Jul 20, 1925

W. J. Lawrence Sr., Dead

W. J. (Uncle Billie) Lawrence, one of Dawson’s most highly esteemed and pioneer citizens, passed away at his home one mile east of town Monday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. Mr. Lawrence had been in bad health for several months, but not in a critical condition until early Friday of last week, when he suffered a stroke of paralysis, which affected the right side of his body.

He was able to be understood until Friday night, when he became unconscious and was unable to take nourishment until death claimed him.

Mr. Lawrence had reached the age of 67 years, 3 months and 18 days. He was born in the old Lawrence home north of Dawson, and spent his entire life in this vicinity, engaging in farming and stock business. He was truly a typical Southerner, being a man of generous impulse, and never forgot the hospitable ways of the pioneer. Those in need never filed to find food and shelter at the hands of this good man, as one of his great delights was to help his fellowman when help was needed. He was one of nature’s noblemen in its truest sense—brave, generous, manly—his word was his bond, and his friends and friendships were sacred to him. He had filled the various relations of life as son, husband, father, brother, friend, and filled them well. Who could do more! Just before passing away Mr. Lawrence stated that he was ready to go.

Mr. Lawrence is survived by his wife and eight children, four boys and four daughters, as follows: Mack Lawrence of Purdon, Mrs. Fannie Flint, Mrs. Ella Dickson, Frank Lawrence, Mrs. Hester Pitts, Mrs. Laura Pitts, Billie and Britt Lawrence, all of Dawson. Also three sisters and three brothers survive.

The funeral service was held at the Tabernacle Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by, Rev. Johnson of Hubbard, assisted by Revs. McKeown and Tyree of this place. The large Tabernacle was too small to accommodate the crowd that came to pay a last sad tribute to this good man. Burial took place in Dawson Cemetery.

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Doug Warren
abt 1904 - Aug 2, 2007

Doug Warren, 103, of Dallas, formerly of Frost, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007 in Dallas. Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Monday at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Friendship Baptist Church in Jewett. Interment will follow in Friendship Cemetery in Jewett. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, Corsicana

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Cedric Keith Johnson
abt 1981 - Jul 28, 2007

Cedric Keith Johnson, 26, of Kerens Passed away Saturday, July 28, 2007. Funeral services will be noon today at Roane Chapel Full Gospel Church. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Darrell Wayne Jones
abt 1959 - Jul 31, 2007

Darrell Wayne Jones, 48, of Dawson passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, Waco. Graveside rites will be 2 p.m. today at Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Glenda Johnson Haywood
abt 1950 - Jul 29, 2007

Glenda Johnson Haywood, 57, of Lancaster passed away Sunday, July 29, 2007 at Medical Center of Lancaster. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at Eastside Church of Christ with Brother Alton Albert officiating. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary

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Henry Alan ‘Al’ Evans Jr.
Mar 14, 1935 - Jul 31, 2007

Henry Alan “Al” Evans Jr. of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at Twilight Home in Corsicana. He was born March 14, 1935, in Wartburg, Tenn., to Henry A. Evans Sr. and Ruby Ott Evans. He attended Auburn University, after which he worked for many years for Raymond International and Pileco Inc. in Houston.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Liz” Evans of Corsicana; sons, Bill Evans of Houston and Wiley Evans of Corsicana; daughter, Nola Evans Murphy of Austin; stepchildren, Allyson Barton Springer and husband Randy of Newton, Iowa, and David Barton and wife Lynda of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Billy Murphy, Candice Murphy, Michael Evans, Michele Evans and Sammy Evans; step-grandchildren, Reed Shepard, Nicholas Barton and Mariah Barton; stepmother, Tulia Evans of Tucson, Ariz.; brother, George Evans of Houston; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Second Avenue Baptist Church with Brother Jim Anderson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, Mr. Evans’ request was that donations be made to Second Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Edwin T. Phinney Sr.
Dec 11, 1924 - Aug 1, 2007

EDWIN T. PHINNEY, SR.

Mr. Edwin T. Phinney passed away at his home on August 1, 2007. He was born on December 11, 1924 to Robert and Irene Ogburn Phinney in Corsicana, Texas.

He is survived by his wife Elisabeth Phinney of Corsicana, TX., Daughter Deborah Phinney Miller of Mexia, TX., Son E. Taylor (Buddy) Phiney, Jr. of Corsicana, TX., Son & Daughter-in-law Phillip W. and Missy Phinney of Corsicana, TX., Son & daughter-in-law Andy and Carolyn Phinney of Corsicana, TX., Son & daughter-in-law J. David and Lauren Phinney of Collage Station, TX., Grandchildren Leah Miller, Kristen Lopez, Michele Phinney, Drew Phinney, Maggie Phinney, Kathryn Phinney, Calvin Phinney, and Becka Phinney, Great Grandchildren Jacob Miller, Joseph Miller, and Madelyn Grace Lopez, and a Sister Bobbie Wells of Handford CA.

Mr. Phinney was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson Tam Miller.

Visitation will be Friday, August 3, from 6:00 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Saturday, August 4, at 2:00 P.M. at Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana with Dr. Rick Lamb and Rev. O.E. Permenter officiating.

Pallbearers will be Leeman Pape, Lester Easley, Mike Jenkins, Benny Phillips, Cecil Miller, and Ed Formby. Honorary Pallbearers will be Joe Thommarson and Joe Hambrick.

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Edwin T. Phinney Sr.

Edwin T. Phinney Sr., 82, of Barry passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007 in Barry.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lamb and the Rev. O.E. Permenter officiating. Interment will follow at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery.

Pallbearers Leeman Pape, Lester Easley, Mike Jenkins, Benny Phillips, Cecil Miller and Ed Formby.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Thommarson and Joe Hambrick.

Mr. Phinney was born Dec. 11, 1924 in Corsicana. He served in the U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by grandchild Tam Miller.

Survivors include his wife, Elisabeth Phinney of Corsicana; daughter Deborah Miller of Mexia; sons E. Taylor (Buddy) Phinney of Corsicana, Phillip W. Phinney and wife Missy Phinney of Corsicana, Andy Phinney and wife Carolyn of Corsicana, and J. David and Lauren Phinney of College Station; grandchildren Leah Miller, Kristen Lopez, Michele Phinney, Drew Phinney, Maggie Phinney, Kathryn Phinney, Calvin Phinney, Becka Phinney, Jacob Miller, Joseph Miller and Madelyn Grace Lopez; and sister Bobbie Wells of Handford, Calif.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Infant Natalia Avila

Infant Natalia Avila was born & died on Thursday, August 2, 2007 in Corsicana.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 3, 2007 at the Calvary Cemetery with Father Danilo Ramos officiating.

She is survived by her Father, Victor Avila and Mother, Veronica Medina.


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Infant Natalia Avila was born and passed away on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007 in Corsicana. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today at Calvary Cemetery with Father Danilo Ramos officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Kenneth ‘Ken’ Bewley
Apr 18, 1946 - Jul 28, 2007

Kenneth ‘Ken’ Bewley - 08/01/07

Kenneth “Ken” Wayne Bewley, age 61, of Lewisville went to be with the Lord, on Saturday, July 28, 2007, in Dallas as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was a loving husband, devoted father, proud “Poppy,” and selfless friend to many. His honesty, integrity and giving nature touched all who knew him.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Lewisville. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton.

He was born April 18, 1946, in Bryan to John E. and Lillian Thorpe Bewley. Ken married Shirley Mills on Aug. 22, 1969, in Hubbard. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1964. He then attended East Texas State University and then earned his master’s degree and doctorate in education from Baylor University. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Lewisville where he was active in Bible study and a member of the Fellowship Riders. Ken owned and operated Advantage Benefit Services in Lewisville with his daughter, Jennifer.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Shirley; daughter, Jennifer Bewley Allen of Corinth; son, Jason Bewley and wife Courtney of Justin; grandchildren, Ryleigh Makenna Allen, Macie Elisabeth Allen, Ethan Lynn Bewley and Elia Rose Bewley; father, John E. Bewley and wife Norma of Chandler, Ariz.; mother, Lillian Bewley of Lewisville; sister, Reba Bewley Wills of Arlington; paternal aunt, Ernie Fincher of Corsicana; four nieces, six nephews and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister, Elaine Bewley Krebs in 2003.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church, 1251 W. Valley Ridge Blvd., Lewisville, TX 75077.

Arrangements by Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home, Lewisville.

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Russell Judy Davis III
abt 1928 - Mar 15, 2006

Russell Judy Davis III, age 78, died on March 15, 2006, at his home, of cancer. Born in Corsicana, Texas to Russell J. Davis Jr. and Birdie Cotton Davis, he spent most of his childhood in Hobbs, New Mexico. His sister was Janie Novella. As a senior at Texas A&M, he was drafted and trained as a medic. After World War II, he completed his Petroleum Engineering degree at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in 1952. That same year, he married Jean Bond Davis. They moved from state to state to different oil fields in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas and Wyoming for Kewanee Oil. In 1968, he moved with his family to Tulsa to work for Samson Resources. His children graduated from Memorial High and O.U. and Judy worked for NBI in Tulsa until 2005.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Bond Davis, his daughter Laurel Denise (Luke Bakiras), his two sons Russell J. IV (Kristin Bugge) and David Brian (Melika Maacha), and his five grandchildren.

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