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Delbert Arthur "Red" Hargrave
Feb 14, 1921 - Oct 15, 2007

Delbert Arthur “Red” Hargrave went home to be his Lord and Savior Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007.A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at Northside Baptist Church, 2800 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, with pastors Dr. Rick Lamb and Dr. Tom Clifton officiating. Delbert was born on Feb. 14, 1921, in Breckenridge, Mo., to Susan B. Amic and Ray Hargrave. Delbert served in the U.S. Navy as a chief petty officer during World War II. He spent most of the war in the South Pacific and was on the USS Detroit in Pearl Harbor the day it was attacked. Later, he was stationed in Gulfport, Miss., where he taught refrigeration. There, in October of 1944, he married his bride of 63 years, Lois Ruth Heaton. Survivors include three children, Monty Hargrave and his wife Alenna of Corpus Christi, Elonda Cassady and husband Gerald of Corsicana, and Ruth Ann Rogers of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, Anne Marie Growe of Shoreview, Minn., Michael Hargrave of Grand Prairie, Brett Hargrave of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Ann Carver of Phoenix, Ariz., Malissa Henrie of Frisco, Donald Williams of Monterrey, Calif., Heather Williams of Corsicana, Catherine Bischofhausen of Fort Worth, and Brittany Hall of Corsicana; brothers, James Hargrave of Corsicana and Monty D. Hargrave of Arlington; and sister, Mona Ralph of Pueblo, Colo. He also leaves behind 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Delbert was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Donald Ray Hargrave and Carl Hargrave; and sister, Joy Phillips. Delbert’s civil career started with deep freeze refrigeration in North Chicago, Ill., where he was accredited with many patents and designs of home freezers. In 1952, he moved to Minneapolis, Minn., where he lived for 14 years working for Schaefer Refrigeration and Avenco Vending. In 1966, he moved to Sidney, Ohio, and worked for Copeland Refrigeration until retirement. In 1979, he moved to Corsicana and worked with his brother at James Manufacturing for several years. In 1987, he and Lois became volunteers for the American Baptist Assembly at Green Lake, Wis., where they labored in love for 19 years. Memorials may be sent in honor of Delbert A. Hargrave to Northside Baptist Church Care Center. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Jerry Nell (Bower) Jordan
Apr 16, 1940 - Oct 7, 2007

Jerry Nell Jordan

Jerry Nell Jordan, 67, was born April 16, 1940, and went to be with the Lord on Oct. 7, 2007. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved being with her family and many friends. She recently retired from Tom’s Foods after 25 years of service. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brian Bennett, Mike Bower, David Bower, Butch Bower, Clitis Jordan, Bill Sherrard, Darrell Capehart and Gary Blackman. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rex Bower Sr. and Luticia Bower; brother, Vernon Bower; two toddler siblings; and father-in-law, C.V. Jordan Sr. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Bill Jordan of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Vonda and Kenneth Howard of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Vernon and Cheryl Jordan and Robert Earl and Helen Jordan, all of Corsicana; grandchildren, Jennifer Jennings and husband John, Joshua Howard, Jamie Jordan, Amber Jordan, Tisha Jordan and Danielle Jordan, all of Corsicana; great-grandson, Zachary Jennings of Corsicana; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rex Bower Jr., Robert F. and Rosa Bower, Melba L. and Eleanor Bower, and Miller A. and Pat Bower, all of Corsicana, Wayne and Betty Lou Bower of Hillsboro, and Eddy L. and Virginia Bower of Longview; sister, Helen R. Bennett of Victoria; mother-in-law, Dorothy Brown of Corsicana; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Bill Sherrard and Darla and Darrell Capehart, all of Corsicana, and Brenda Null of Ennis; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Clitis and Greta Jordan of Corsicana; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Texas, 5429 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75240. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Shawn Michael Low
Dec 14, 1979 - Sep 25, 2007

Shawn Michael Low
It is with deep sorrow that I must announce the death of my son, Shawn Michael Low. Shawn was killed in a motorcycle accident Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007. He and his wife Stacey and their two children, Sarah and Seth were currently living in Aviano, Italy, where Stacey is serving in the United States Air Force. Shawn was born on Dec. 14, 1979, and was a native of Waxahachie and later lived and attended school in Rice. Shawn is survived by his wife Stacey Low of Houston; his three children, Kortni, age 5, of Corsicana, Sarah, age 2, and Seth, age 8 months; his mom, Teresa and her husband Shane Warren, currently of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his maternal grandmother, Martha Blackwell of Rice; three cousins, Roy Jones and his wife Ashley of Rice, Gayle Reynolds and her husband Chad, also of Rice, and Gator Hardy of Corsicana; his dad, Gary Low and his wife Carol of Avalon; one sister, Trina Carey of Athens; three brothers, Donald Walton of Red Oak, Steven Walton and his wife Stephanie of Reagor Springs, and Eric Low of Avalon, currently living in Corsicana; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Shawn was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Howard Lawson and Ada Lou Lawson-Armstrong of Waxahachie; and maternal grandfather, Jimmy Blackwell of Rice. The world will be a darker place for everyone who knew him. God keep him. The celebration of Shawn’s life will be at 2 p.m. today at the Dresden Cemetery. Arrangements by Wayne Boze Funeral Home, Waxahachie.

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Bronnie Frank McNabb, Sr.
Dec 22, 1926 - Oct 8, 2007

Bronnie Frank McNabb, 80, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, in Dallas. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with Dr. David Edwards and the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Mr. McNabb was born Dec. 22, 1926, in Silver City. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer Edgar and Edna Lewis McNabb. Survivors include his wife, Joann McNabb; son, Bronnie McNabb Jr.; daughter, Nancy McNabb Graf; granddaughter, Margaret Anna McNabb; grandsons, James Madison McNabb and John Kenneth Graf; and brother, Billy James McNabb. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Bronnie Frank McNabb, 80, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. He was a building contractor, farmer and rancher. Mr. McNabb was born Dec. 22, 1926, in Silver City and was a resident of Navarro County for most of his life. He attended Purdon schools until 1943 when the family moved to Emhouse, where he graduated high school in 1944. He was active in sports, agricultural and cattle projects as a student. As a young man he was associated with Flat Top Ranches in Meridian, Texas, and Pineland Hereford Ranch in Donaldsonville, Ga. He attended Navarro College. On Oct. 16, 1948, he married JoAnn Nagy at Corsicana. He was active in the church and community and was ordained a deacon at Emhouse Baptist Church in 1952. He later served as chairman of the board of deacons, and was director of Sunday school until 1967 when he became a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana. At First Baptist in Corsicana, he served as a deacon and director of Median Adult Sunday School for many years. Mr. McNabb was preceded in death by his parents, Homer E. McNabb and Edna Lewis McNabb; his paternal grandparents, James Madison McNabb and Mary Alice Payne McNabb; his maternal grandparents, Frank and Laura Whalen Lewis. He was also preceded in death by JoAnn’s parents, Joe and Helen Toth Nagy. He was the namesake of his uncle, Bronnie Woodard of Purdon, who also preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Nagy McNabb; son, Bronnie McNabb Jr. of Claremont, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Anna Beth Simmons McNabb of Charlotte, N.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Ann McNabb Graf and Kenneth E. Graf of Vernon; grandchildren, Margaret Anna McNabb and James Madison McNabb of Charlotte, N.C.; John Kenneth Graf of College Station and Christopher McNabb Graf of Waco; brother and sister-in-law, Billy James McNabb and Doris Harris McNabb of Corsicana; and niece, Pat Haba of Corsicana. He is also survived by JoAnn’s family: Joe R. and Lou Arnett Nagy of Corsicana and Autry and Linda Nagy Stephens of Midland; and nieces and nephews, Paula Thompson, Patti Hill, Lia Buchanan, Joe Stephens and Lyndal Stephens. Services will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with Dr. David Edwards and the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert A. Bain Jr., James Houston McNabb, Dr. E. Scott Middleton, Billy Richmond, Loran Seely, Brad Tekell, Freddy Thomas and Scott Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Larry Byrd, Phil Judson, Danny Kent, Roland Laudan, Larry Melton, Jack Sisco and the deacons and Senior Adult One Men’s Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Pauline Rogers
Nov 25, 1912 - Oct 6, 2006

Mrs. Pauline Rogers, 94, of Corsicana, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 in Corsicana. She was born on Nov. 25, 1912 in Grand Saline. She was a member of 11th Avenue Baptist Church. She was a hardworking and loving mother, grannie and mother-in-law. She loved to work outside. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. Rufus Nutt officiating. Interment will follow at 4 p.m. at the Shelby Chapel Cemetery in Athens. Pallbearers will be Mike Rogers, Larry Rogers, Steve Rogers, Matt Lewis, Calvin Patterson and Bobby Lee. Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by her husband, Steven Rogers; son, Lee Rogers; great granddaughter, Michelle Boswell; great grandson, Shae Rogers; one brother and two sisters. She was adored by two sons and their wives, Jody and Barbara Rogers, and Alvin and Virginia Rogers, both of Corsicana; a daughter and her husband, Joyce and Monroe Patterson of Cedar Creek Lake; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Charles Calvin Holifield
abt 1980 - Oct 5, 2007

Charles Calvin Holifield
Charles Calvin Holifield, 27, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2007 in Jacksonville. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington. Interment will follow in Moore Memorial Gardens. Charles leaves behind his daughter, Katelyn Paige, 6. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Arlington.

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Cleo S. Brannon "See Cleo S. Brannon-Goddard"
1915 - Oct 3, 2007

Cleo S. Brannon
Cleo S. Brannon, 92, of Fort Worth, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, in Fort Worth. She was born in Ellis County in 1915. She was loved by all who knew her. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at James Avenue Church in Fort Worth with grandson Steve Fish officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Corsicana. She is survived by sons, Robert B. Brannon of Garmisch, Germany and Tommy Joe Brannon of Fort Worth; daughters, Martha Murrell and Suzy Cleve, both of Mayhill, N.M.; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burl Brannon, former caretaker of Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery; and daughter, Barbara M. Barratt. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Haleigh Necole Cassada
Jul 10, 2001 - Sep 21, 2007

Haleigh Necole Cassada
After a long and courageous battle with Neuroblastoma Cancer, Haleigh Necole Cassada went to her heavenly home on Sept. 21, 2007 with her family at her bedside. Haleigh was born in Nacogdoches on July 10, 2001 to David and Shelly Cassada. She immediately brought joy and sunshine to all who met her. She loved singing, dancing, playing dress up, tea parties, animals and movies, especially the Disney princess. She was truly a princess herself. Haleigh is survived by her parents, David and Shelly Cassada; big brother, Briar, all of Nacogdoches and formerly of Corsicana. Maternal grandparents are Barbara Parr, Jack and Kathey Duke, and maternal great-grandparents are Mr. And Mrs. C.E. Duke, and Herman Sanches, all of Corsicana. Paternal grandparents are David and Connie Cassad of Willis, Texas and Randy and Kathy Fergus of Hillard, Ohio. Paternal great-grandmothers are Audrey Fergus from Sidney, Ohio and Joyce Lake from Piqua, Ohio. Godparents are Tammy and Terry Drewery of Nacogdoches; and there are numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Harvest Pointe Church, 2708 South Street in Nacogdoches. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to Neuroblastoma Research. You may mail checks to: Texas Children's Cancer Center, CC 1410.00, 6621 Fannin St., Houston, Texas 77030. Please note on your check that this is in memory of Haleigh Cassada.

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Elsie Lee (Simmons) Cowan
Mar 28, 1914 - Sep 30, 2007

Elsie Simmons Cowan
Elsie Simmons Cowan, 93, former longtime resident of Corsicana and member of the First United Methodist Church of Corsicana since April 21, 1946, passed away peacefully Sunday night, Sept. 30, 2007 in Houston. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to noon at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana. At 2 p.m., the Rev. Mike Alexander of First United Methodist Church of Corsicana will officiate the graveside services at Resthaven Memorial Park. She was born Elsie Lee Simmons on March 28, 1914 in Seagoville, Texas. On Dec. 30, 1938 in Dallas, Texas, she married the love of her life, the late William Horace Cowan of Corsicana. Elsie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who enjoyed her family, friends, church, teaching Sunday School, cooking, flower gardening, reading and vacationing in Colorado. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William Horace Cowan of Corsicana; her parents, William Lydle and Emma Henrietta (Lloyd) Simmons; and her brothers, Harold D. and Marvin Simmons. Survivors include one son, Horace Fendley Cowan of Denver, Col.; granddaughter, Kyna K. Liland of Kingwood, Texas; and grandson, Bart H. Cowan of Houston; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Fred Milstead Laudan
Sep 22, 1943 - Aug 5, 2007

Fred Milstead Laudan
Fred Milstead Laudan, born Sept. 22, 1943, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, at his residence on Richland-Chambers Reservoir, after a short illness with a cancerous brain tumor. He is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of 32 years, Karen Laudan; son, Fred M. Laudan Jr. of Blooming Grove; son, Tim Laudan of Ennis; daughter, Cynthia Crawford of Ennis; a brother of Corsicana; seven grandchildren; and a host of friends and life-time acquaintances. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, James and Josephine Laudan; a sister and a cousin. He was a Christian and a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana. In younger years he was involved in scouting, football, golden gloves amateur boxing and racing his ‘39 Chevy Coupe at yellowbelly raceway in Grand Prairie. He was a certified U.S. salvage diver, enjoyed water and snow skiing, ham radio, hunting, motorcycle and guitar. Early in his career, Fred was a department and store manager for Sears and J.C. Penney Corp. He also owned Laudan Refrigeration and Laudan Research. Fred earned his pilot’s license and purchased his first airplane in the 1960s, which he rebuilt. Flying was his “passion” and his career for most of his life. He was a self-taught aerobatics pilot and performed at air shows around Texas and Oklahoma in his Super Acrosport. He also performed in Lake Fest 90 and local Fourth of July celebrations. Fred acquired an engineering background but flying was center stage for him. He enjoyed a wonderful career flying twin commander for Omni Air, pilot for VanDusen Aircraft Supply and Dallas Aerotex Supply, out of Love Field in Dallas. In the 1970s he was direct sales manager for Torque Systems International, account advisor for NSW, rep for Hall Equipment Coin Houston. He worked with the Goodyear Blimp Aerial Ambassador Program in Houston where he rode the blimp. Fred was also manager for Rusco Electronic Systems in Dallas. Then he worked on ethanol production for Navarro College with a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. Until his death he owned Laudan Aerial Production, ending his flying career as aerial map contractor for Alcoa, Northwestern Resources, Texas Utility Mining Co. and the Reclamation Industry for over 25 years. Fred often recalled a trip to deliver an open cockpit bi-plane from California to Corsicana, over mountainous terrain, as one of his most memorable flights. Fred was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Experimental Aircraft Association, American Society of Photogrammetry, past member of the Confederate Air Force Coyote Squadron of Corsicana. Fred will be memorialized in the Aviation Museum at Corsicana Municipal Airport. His spirit will always be with us. A private memorial service will be held to celebrate his life. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Everett “Buddy” Liggens Jr.
Oct 20, 1917 - Sep 27, 2007

Everett “Buddy” Liggens Jr.
Everett “Buddy” Liggens Jr., 89, beloved servant of God, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, in Fort Worth. Visitation will be held from noon to 6 p.m. today and family will receive guests from 7 to 8 p.m. at Ross and Johnson Mortuary, 1100 G.W. Jackson Ave. (formerly East Fifth Avenue), Corsicana. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Independent Baptist Church, 701 G.W. Jackson Ave., Corsicana. He was born Oct. 20, 1917, in Chatfield, Navarro County, to the late Everett and Clara Liggens Sr. He received his formal education in the Chatfield and Ellis County school districts. He was employed for more than 25 years at Reynolds Metal Company as a laboratory technician. He was a faithful servant at First Independent Baptist Church, Corsicana. He served in the brotherhood, male chorus, transportation, trustee and usher ministries. Preceding him in death were each of his siblings, his parents and his youngest daughter, Ruby Liggens. He is survived by his children, Robert (Beulah) Liggens, Betty (Arthur) Clayborn, Bessie Higgins, Bobbie Robinson and Lonnie Liggens; godchildren, Dr. Janquilyn Driver and Pastor Donald Lacey; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of extended relatives and friends. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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James Loyd "Jelly" Luther
Feb 8, 1925 - Oct 4, 2007

James Loyd "Jelly" Luther

On Feb. 2, 1925
[maker has Feb 8], James Loyd Luther was born in Emhouse to Robert Lee Luther Sr. and Dora Ellen Richards Luther. On Oct. 4, 2007, “Jelly” was called home to be with the Lord. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Christine (Ray); daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Armin Piel; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Kristi and Josh Williams; and a precious great-granddaughter, Gracie Ann Williams. Additional family members are two brothers, Robert Lee Luther Jr. of Corsicana and Samuel Franklin of Finksburg, Md.; and two sisters, Betty Morris of Edgewood and Mary Lambrecht of Tyler. After graduating from Barry High School, he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan and then the Philippines. Later he began his career as a time checker with Associated Pipeline and continued in management with the company that changed to Reading and Bates and TransOcean Atlantic. His position took him and his family across the United States and the world. Throughout his life, Jelly was known for his work ethic and philosophy of doing what was right simply because it was right. He was a member of Barry Baptist Church, where he served faithfully as treasurer throughout the years. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the burial at Pattison Cemetery. Brother Gene Gipson of Barry Baptist Church and Rev. Keith Royal of Winfree Baptist Church will conduct the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Barry Baptist Church or Pattison Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Carolyn (Andrews) Osburn
Sep 8, 1944 - Oct 7, 2007

Carolyn Andrews Osburn
Carolyn Andrews Osburn passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2007 in Dallas. She was born Sept. 8, 1944 in Clarksville, Texas to Charlie and Virginia Andrews. Randy and Carolyn were married May 7, 2005. Carolyn was a teacher for R.I.S.D. DCCC system as a speech and drama teacher and Trinity Valley Community College for 13 years. Carolyn is survived by her husband Randy T. Osburn of Dallas; son, Randy and his wife Janice Osburn III of Midlothian; daughter, Mary and her husband Daryll Salter of Thornton, CO; brother, David W. Andrews of Mexico; sister, Kristi Brown of Dallas; stepfather, Merlin Bennett of Plainview, Texas; grandchildren, Rebecca and Katy Osburn, Emily and Alyssa Salter; nephews, Wade Andrews and Coleman Brown; nieces, Mandy Andrews and Audrey Brown; and grandniece, Haley Andrews. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. There will be no formal visitation. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Virgil Bernard Pettigrew
Oct 31, 1922 - 2007

Virgil Bernard Pettigrew
Born Oct. 31, 1922 of Margaret and Virgil Pettigrew in Wichita Falls. Graduated from Wichita Falls High School. Attended University of Texas in Austin and graduated with highest honors in Aeronautical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1946. He was a member of Kappa Sig. He was a Lt. j.g. and served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific. In 1945 he married Mary Jane Pettigrew, his wife for 52 years. He lived in Dallas for 55 years. Employed by Temco Aircraft, LTV, and E-Systems Corp. in Dallas for 32 years. Retired in 1984 to work in the family business. He married Doris Parker in June 2005.Besides his wife, Doris, he is survived by daughter Peggy and her husband Barry Austin of Chatfield, daughter Karla Pettigrew of Dallas and son Hal and his wife Mary Pettigrew of Arlington. He is preceded in death by his son, Paul Pettigrew of Dallas. He is survived by his brothers Bobby Pettigrew of Spring Branch, and Bob Williams of Austin. Also survived by stepdaughters Darla and husband Roy Buckner of Dripping Springs and Cindy and Martin Polluconi and grandson Brandon of Parker, Colo. Also survived by eight grandchildren and spouses; Jenny and Mike Starcher, Chris and Suzanne Austin, Greg and Jenny Austin, Robby and Chasidy Pettigrew, Charley and Cindy Pettigrew, Jason and Lindsey Pettigrew, Ben and Molly Pettigrew, and Amy and Jerremy Coke. Also survived by 17 great grandchildren; Claire Starcher; Ansley, Asher and Arden Austin, George and Elizabeth Austin, Lindsey, Chance and Lacey Carnes, Trinity, Trey and Marysa Pettigrew, Audrey Pettigrew, Jack Pettigrew, Beckett Pettigrew, Austin Pettigrew and Wylie Coke. He was a fine Christian and devoted Catholic and was a member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Dallas and St. Judes Catholic Church of Gun Barrel City. He died peacefully and comfortably on his beloved family ranch of 32 years in Navarro County surrounded by family and friends on the Feast of the Guardian Angels on Oct. 2, 2007.Rosary at 7 p.m. today at St. Judes Catholic Church, Gun Barrel City. Funeral mass at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Oct. 5, 2007 at St. Judes Catholic Church with graveside service following at New Chatfield Cemetery in Chatfield. Gathering of friends at the Pettigrew Ranch following the service.Pallbearers will be Chris Austin, Greg Austin, Mike Starcher, Robby Pettigrew, Charley Pettigrew, Jason Pettigrew, Ben Pettigrew, Jerremy Coke, Patrick Hanlon. Funeral arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana. Donations to Chatfield Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 95, Chatfield, TX 75105 and/or Mission Arlington, 210 W. South St., Arlington, TX 76010 in lieu of flowers.

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Mary Elizabeth "Babe" (Sparks) Redden
Oct 15, 1937 - Oct 5, 2007

Mary Elizabeth "Babe" Redden
Mary Elizabeth “Babe” Redden, 88, lifetime resident of Corsicana and active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, at Navarro Regional Hospital after a brief illness. She was born Jan. 8, 1919, to Hazel and Hugh Tie Sparks. On Oct. 15, 1937, she married Harry David Redden of Corsicana. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed her family, friends and church. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Lee Wyatt officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rodney McLauchlin, Ryan McLauchlin, Jon Cooley, Glenn Cooley, Scott Redden and Ryan Harwell. Honorary pallbearers will be past and present members of the Club Soreé. Mrs. Redden was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Sparks; brothers-in-law, W.W. McLauchlin and G. Douglas Johnson; and son-in-law, Gary G. Cooley. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Harry David Redden of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, John W. and Patricia Redden of Tucson, Ariz.; daughter, Mary Redden Cooley of Corsicana; grandchildren, Glenn Cooley of Las Vegas, Nev., Scott Redden of Dallas, Jon and Emily Cooley of Houston, Kristy and Ryan Harwell of Tucson, Ariz., Lauren Cooley Ware of Corsicana, and Lenora Cooley of Corsicana; great-grandson, Chandler Ty Ware of Corsicana; sisters, Hazel McLauchlin of Corsicana and Marie Johnson of Hendersonville, N.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends desiring to do so may made memorial contributions to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 312 N. 13th St., Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dan Taylor Roberts
Oct 4, 1930 - Oct 3, 2007

Dan Taylor Roberts, born Oct. 4, 1930, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007. Dan, a graduate of Rice Institute, was a chemical engineer in the field of metallurgy. His family founded Oil City Iron Works in Corsicana and Dan was ultimately an owner and CEO of the Gainesville Foundry. He was president of the Aimco Foundry Corp. in Fort Worth; he also served as vice president of Lyons Foundry, Inc. in Lyons, Kan. and was the plant manager of the Crane Plumping Co. In recent years, Dan served as the technical director of the McKinley Iron Works in Fort Worth. Dan was a member of the International and American Foundrymen’s Associations, serving as the president of the Texas Foundrymen’s Association. He was named Foundryman of the Year by the Texas branch of the AFS in 1995. Dan is survived by his wife, Brenda D. Roberts; three sons and three grandsons, Steven H. Roberts, Brian P. Roberts, Jeffrey F. Roberts, Matthew Roberts, James Roberts, Michael Roberts and daughter-in-law Mary Roberts. Dan was loved and respected by countless friends and family and will be greatly missed. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Memorials may be sent to the Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place East, Landover, MD 20785. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Susan (Longorio) Sullivan
Mar 14, 1978 - Sep 28, 2007

Susan Longorio Sullivan
Susan Longorio Sullivan of Corsicana passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2007 in Emhouse. She was born on March 14, 1978 in Irving, Texas to her parents, John and Margaret Longorio. She was employed at the Tru-Value Warehouse in Corsicana, and was attending Navarro College pursuing her degree in criminal justice there. Susan is survived by her children, Sarah Elizabeth Sullivan, Megan Nicole Sullivan, and Zane Lee Slovak, all of Corsicana; parents, John and Margaret Longorio of Purdon; companion, Larry Slovak of Corsicana; friend and father of her daughters, David Sullivan of Corsicana; brother, John Pate Longorio of Corsicana; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins as well as a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Mark Lee Longorio, in 1985.A graveside service will be held at the Birdston Cemetery in Streetman, Texas at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Richard Ham and the Rev. Michael Bedard officiating. No visitation will be held. The family expresses thanks for all of the interest and help in making arrangements for Susan’s burial. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Naomi Carol (Braly) Arnold
Jun 18, 1932 - Oct 10, 2007

Naomi Carol Arnold

Mrs. Naomi Carol Braly Arnold, 75, of Corsicana went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 in Corsicana. She was born on June 18, 1932 in Barry, Texas. She was a devoted Loving Mother, Grandmother & Sister. She was a member of First Baptist Church, and was a very caring nurse in Corsicana for over 30 years.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2007 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 12, 2007 at First Baptist Church with the Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. & Dr. David Edwards officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John William Arnold, Tim Watts, Tim Conger, Wade Braly, Jack McMath, Jason Hooper, Justin Hooper, Bankston McMath, and Steve Phillips. Honorary Pallbearers will be Vernon Crook, Tommy Snell, Tommy Ross, Conrad Roberts, Dr. Neal Green and Dr. Kelly Burkhart.

Mrs. Arnold is survived by her Sons & Daughters-in-Law, John & LaReese Arnold of Corsicana, TX. & Tom & Jennifer Arnold of Grapevine, TX., Daughters & Sons-in-Law, Anna & Jeff Mize of Allen, TX., & Julie & Wade Green of Corsicana, TX., Grandchildren, John William Arnold of Corsicana, TX., Juliana, Aaron, and Elizabeth Mize of Allen, TX., Tyler Green of Dawson, TX., Whitney Green of Corsicana, TX., and Emme Arnold & Jacob Arnold of Grapevine, TX., Brother & Sister-in-Law, John Wade & Marcia Lou Braly of Barry, TX., Sisters, Pat Watkins of Barry, TX. & Billie Jo Conger of Corsicana, TX., and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to Navarro County Health Department, P.O. Box 518, Corsicana, Texas 75151

Cynthia Ann (Carlton) Webb
abt 1907 - Oct 6, 2007

Cynthia A. C. Webb
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

SAINT JO - Cynthia Ann Carlton Webb, 96, of Corsicana, Texas died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today in Mountain Park Cemetery, Saint Jo. Burial is under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.

Furl Mrs. Webb had worked as a nurses' aid.

Survivors include a daughter, Juanita Wells of Kerrville; sons, Gervis Webb of Sherman and Carlton Webb of Sherman; brothers, Willard, Rubin and D.B. Carlton; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren


David Bethea Jillson
Nov 15, 1950---Jul 18, 1980

Susan Elaine (Armstrong) Jillson
Jun 2, 2958 - Jul 18, 1980

David and Susan Jillson Services

David Bethea and Susan Elaine Jillson were buried in Rose Hill Cemetery last Monday Morning at 11 o'clock in a double graveside ceremony performed by Pastor E. A. "Buster" Jordan, of the Tehuacana First Baptist Church.
The Jillsons lived in Mexia at the time of their death last Friday, the 19th of July at 8 o'clock p.m. Susan Jillson was the daughter of Bruce Armstrong, now deceased of Blooming Grove, and Nora Fitzgerald-Armstrong-Weaver. Susan Jillson was born June 2, 1958 at Carlsbad, New Mexico. She died at the age of 22. Survivors include daughter Bethea Ardyce Jillson, 8 months; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Weaver of Forest Glade; Brothers David Armstrong of Plano, Texas; Paul Armstrong of Mesquite, Texas and Rodney Armstrong of Forest Glade. Also surviving is a sister Beverly Armstrong of Carrollton, Texas.
Susan is also survived by a grandmother Mrs. Lee Fitzgerald of Corsicana.
David Bethea Jillson was survived by daughter Bethea Ardyce Jillson and his parents Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jillson of Stockton, California. David was born on November 15, 1950, passed away at the age of 29.
Both David and Susan Jillson had prior service in the U. S. Air Force, David having served a ten year period and Susan having been in for a 4 year period.
Funeral arrangements were handled by the Porter Funeral Home of Mexia, Texas.

The Blooming Grove Times
Wednesday, July 23, 1980
Submitted by Diane Richards


Katie Viola (Hope) Crocker
Sep 29, 1891 - Jun 1, 1980

Long Time Resident Dies

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Katie Crocker, 88, of Blooming Grove at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. Rev. Neal Rodgers officiated. Mrs. Crocker was a lifelong resident of Blooming Grove and a retired school teacher. She is survived by two sons, James Crocker of Blooming Grove and Bob Crocker of El Paso; one daughter, Patricia O'Brien of Lafayette, Louisiana; one brother Gordon Hope of Cross Roads, Texas; one sister, Hazel Wooldridge of Itasca and one grandson, Kevin O' Brien.
Pallbearers were Billy Gillen, Jay Sewell, Ronnie Waldrip, Jean Armstrong, E.L. Mayhugh and Jerry Weisbrod.
Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery with Ballard Funeral Home in charge of the services.

The Blooming Grove Times
Wednesday, June 4, 1980
Submitted by Diane Richards


Barbara Ann (Gantt) Murphy
Dec 23, 1936 - Nov 13, 1980

Barbara Murphy
Mrs. Barbara Ann (Gantt) Murphy, 43, died Thursday in Navarro County Memorial Hospital.
Service was Saturday, at 10 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Graves and the Rev. Travis Franklin officiating.
Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
She was also a member of First United Methodist Church .
Survivors include her husband Perry Murphy, of Corsicana, one son Bobby Murphy, of Corsicana, and two daughters, Lynda Murphy, of Corsicana and Robin Murphy, of Corsicana,; her father, Robert Gantt, of Blooming Grove; one brother, James Gantt, of Dallas, one sister, Mrs. Betty Hughes of Frost; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Grant Lake, Lowell Taylor, Larry Hughes, Bobby Gantt, Jimmy Gantt, Eddie Reames, Hal Murphy and Bobby Murphy.

The Blooming Grove Times
Wednesday, November 19, 1980
Submitted by Diane Richards


William Garnett Johnson
Jan 10, 1893 - Jun 10, 1980

Former Resident Dies

William G. Johnson, 87, of Waco and formerly of Blooming Grove died Tuesday morning at Waco Hillcrest Hospital.
Services were Wednesday, 2 p.m., with the Rev. Buster Jordan officiating.
Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery. He was a veteran of World War I.
Survivors include his widow, Opal, of Waco, two daughters, Mrs. Billie Doris Tipps of Abilene and Mrs. Lorraine Patterson of Waxahachie; two brothers, Doug Johnson of Dallas and Cecil Johnson of Grosebeck; a sister, Beulah Johnson of Grosebeck, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Justin McSpadden, Carl Daniel, Billy Gillen, Doug Magee, Edward Melton and Gilmer Sheppard.

The Blooming Grove Times
Wednesday, June 18, 1980
Submitted by Diane Richards

Rose Hill Cemetery


George Washington Gantt
Dec 4, 1903 - Apr 23, 1980

George Gantt, 76, resident of Blooming Grove, died Wednesday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.
Services were Thursday, 3 p.m., Blooming Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Leroy Reeves officiating. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery.
He was a retired farmer and lifelong resident of Blooming Grove.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Allie Gantt, of Blooming Grove; two sons Darwood Gantt of Navarro Mills and Raymond Gantt of Idaho Falls, Idaho; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Garland Gantt, of Houston; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Robert Garrison, Carl Garrison, Eddie Garrison, Fred Howell and Bobby Gantt.

Submitted by Diane Richards

Rose Hill Cemetery


Rubie Elizabeth "Dutchie" (Boyd) Dozier
Sep 9, 1911 - Apr 25, 1980

Rubie Dozier
Rubie Elizabeth Dozier, 68, of Blooming Grove, died Friday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.
Services were held at 2p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with the Rev. David Fortner and the Rev. Charles Hall officiating.
She was a lifelong resident of Blooming Grove.
Survivors are her husband Harold Dozier, of Blooming Grove, <daughter> Wanda Ruth Bryant of De Soto; two sisters, Pearl Morgan of Milford and Ruth Gobbel of Fort Worth; and granddaughters, Mrs. Rhonda Worley of Navarro Mills, and Kathy Bryant of De Soto.
Pallbearers were Buford Farish, Dollie Hollingsworth, Ralph Putman, Boyd Bryant, Ronald Lynch and J.K. Melton. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of the church.
Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery.

The Blooming Grove Times
Wednesday, April 30, 1980
Submitted by Diane Richards


Jesse Lee Dorsey
Aug 9, 1896 - Dec 23, 1979

Jesse Dorsey
BLOOMING GROVE--Graveside services were to be at 2 p.m. today for Jesse L. Dorsey, 83, at the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Dorsey was a longtime resident of Blooming Grove. He died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.
Rev. Jack McDaniel will officiate the services.
Dorsey was a retired farmer and a veteran of WWI. Born Aug. 9, 1896 at Cryer Creek, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Dorsey.
He is survived by an uncle, F. D. Sheffield of Fort Worth; and one cousin, Mrs. E. R. Saunders.

Corsicana Daily Sun
Wednesday, December 26, 1979
Submitted by Diane Richards


Charlewne (Wood) Ward-King
Jun 6, 1910 - Nov 18, 1979

Rose Hill is to be the burial site for Mrs. George King, who passed away sometime late Saturday, or During Sunday, this past week-end, at the home here in Blooming Grove. Funeral services for Mrs. King will be held in Italy, Texas, at the funeral home of Boze-Mitchell, and then brought to Blooming Grove for burial.
Mrs. King has relatives in Alma and Lubbuck, Texas, and in Rhode Island. Her body was found around 7:00 p.m. last Sunday evening by Mr. & Mrs. Buford Armstrong and Peb and Diane Richards.

The Blooming Grove Times
Wednesday, November 21, 1979
Submitted by Diane Richards

Rose Hill Cemetery


Mamie Wallace (Williams) McClanahan
Aug 8, 1889 - Jan 21,1924

Mamie Williams McClanahan
To be buried at Rose Hill at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, Wednesday is Mrs. Mamie (Williams) McClanahan of Longview. Helen, her daughter is arranging graveside services. Mrs. McClanahan, daughter of Seth Williams of Blooming Grove, passed away Monday morning, November 19, 1979 while in Longview.

The Blooming Grove Times
Wednesday, November 21, 1979
Submitted by Diane Richards
Rose Hill Cemetery


Joe Dean Cobb
May 3, 1919 - Jul 30, 1979

Joe Dean Cobb
Joe Dean Cobb, 60, died Monday at the Providence Hospital in Waco. Services were held Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. Rev. David Fortner officiated.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Cobb of Waco; daughter Patsy Brune of Corsicana; son Danny Cobb of Blooming Grove; mother, Mamie Cobb of Corsicana; brother, C.P. Cobb of Barry; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ruth Woodruff of Corsicana; Mrs. Wilma Reed of Barry; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ronald Lynch, Buford Farish, Billie Woodland, Lacy McGraw, Don McGraw, Edward Melton, Melvin Lynch and Bobby Ralston.
Ballard Funeral Home of Blooming Grove was in charge of the arrangements.

The Blooming Grove Times
August 8, 1979
Submitted by Diane Richards

Rose Hill Cemetery


Henry Vollie Jaynes
Apr 5, 1886 - Oct 7, 1980

Henry Jaynes
Henry V. Jaynes 94, Renfro Nursing Home, died early Tuesday morning at the W.C. Tenery Community Hospital.
Funeral services were under the direction of Rudolph-Snider Funeral Home.
Jaynes was born on April 1886, in Blooming Grove until moving to Italy in 1920. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Italy.
Jaynes was a cattle buyer and a butcher for 65 years.
Survivors include his widow, Myrtis; two sons, Vollie Jeff Jaynes of Houston and Henry Jaynes of Italy; a sister, Mrs. Clarence Ward of Italy; and three grandsons, Coleman of Italy, Phillip and Carl of Houston.
Final rites were conducted October 8 at the First Christian Church at 2 p.m. in Italy with the Rev. John Kachtik officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
Pallbearers were Richard Cook, J.T. Derden, Marvin Knight, Walter Upchurch, Buddy Dilworth and Lloyd Helms.

The Blooming Grove Times
October 15, 1980
TXDI: Jaynes Henry V 10-07-1980 ELLIS M
Submitted by Diane Richards


Francis Wylie Boyd
Nov 8, 1907 - Oct 2, 1980

Francis Wylie Boyd
Francis Wylie Boyd, 72, a resident of Edgewood died suddenly in his home Thursday, October 2.
Funeral service was Saturday at 1 p.m. in LyBrand Funeral Home in Edgewood with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove at 3:30 p.m.
Survivors include his wife Grace; two stepchildren Jean Goolsby and Syble Dames, both of Edgewood; his mother Lissie Boyd of Blooming Grove; three brothers, M. E. (Doodle) Boyd of Dresden; Charlie N. Boyd of Barry; Elmer L. Boyd of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Mae Blackmon of El Paso; Mrs. Sadie Jones of Irving; several nieces and nephews and a host of cousins and other relatives.

The Blooming Grove Times
October 8, 1980
Submitted by Diane Richards

TXDI: Boyd Francis Wylie 10-02-1980 VAN ZANDT Male


Tony E. Reese
Mar 30, 1987 - Oct 11, 2007

Tony E. Reese
Tony E. Reese, 20, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Eastside Church of Christ with Brother W.W. Wilmore officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Brutton, Montray Bush Sr., Thomas Reese Jr. and Carlos Evans. Honorary pallbearers will be Hammitt Brutton, Derrick Reese, Remie Allen, Kevin Harris, Clifford Strain Jr., Christopher Reese and Rickey Hodge. He was born March 30, 1987, in Corsicana. Survivors include his loving mother, Yolanda Tarbutton; stepfather, Carl Tarbutton; father, Thomas Reese Sr.; grandparents, June and Clifford Strain Sr. and Joe and Viola Reese; twin brother, Thomas Reese Jr.; three sisters, Meshealla Allen (Remie), Myesha Bush (Montray), and Crystal Allen (Chase); niece, Bre’Aunna Bush; nephew, Montray Bush Jr.; four aunts, Phyllis Hodge (Ricky), Aleshia Johnson (Kenny), Shelia Reese and Diana Reese; two uncles, Clifford Strain Jr. (Thedius) and Harvey Smith (Beverly); five great-aunts, Helen Brown (Luther), Sally Winston, Sonya Brutton, Wanda Harris, Bessie Alexander and Leslie Meadows; two great-uncles, James Brutton and Hammitt Brutton (Kay); cousins but sisters at heart, Cerissa Harris, Shamika Harris, Birdel Tolliver, Katherine Mathis, Rhonda Johnson and Kendra Hayes; and a host of other relatives and friends.A special thank you to Ada Tarbutton and Regina Johnson for all your love and support. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Published in the Corsicana Daily Sun from 10/13/2007 - 10/15/2007

Wayne Warrington
Nov 28, 1932 - Oct 9, 2007

Wayne Warrington
Wayne Warrington, 74, of Medford, Minn. passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007 at Cedarview Care Center in Owatonna, Minn. following a lengthy illness. He was born Nov. 28, 1932 to Sam and Bertha (Holloway) Warrington in Corsicana. Raised in Corsicana in a family of 11 children, he graduated from Corsicana High School in 1950. He served in the Army in Japan during the Korean Conflict. He attended Navarro Junior College in Corsicana and Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches on a full golf scholarship. On Sept. 1, 1962 he married Rita Patrick and they moved to Dallas. He worked as an accountant for Southern Union Gas Company in Dallas and as office manager for the Farmington, N.M. branch. He and Rita owned a coastal marina in Port Aransas for five years. In his later life, he enjoyed driving a truck for agriculture concerns in southern Minnesota. He was a member of the VFW and the Eagles club. He enjoyed time with all his friends and family, especially his grandchildren. His most loved hobby was playing golf. He is fondly remembered as a loving husband, father, brother and friend. He was a good man. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Rita Warrington; son Patrick of Medford, Minn.; daughter Jennifer and her husband Jade Cumberland and children Sierra and Casey of Owatonna, Minn.; one brother, Sam Warrington and his wife Virginia of Austin; his twin sister, Wanda Ard of La Rue; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, S.J. of Dallas, and Bob, Bill and Buddy, all of Corsicana; four sisters, Jewel Warrington of Corsicana, Marianna Moffitt of Pasadena, and Lorene Warrington and Leaone Warrington. Funeral services will be 2 p.m Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Marshall Cemetery.

Notes:

  • Published in the Corsicana Daily Sun from 10/14/2007 - 10/15/2007

Darla Jean Woods
Jul 18, 1965 - Oct 14, 2007

Darla Jean Woods
Darla Jean Woods, 42, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007 in Corsicana. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Chris Moody officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris York, Mike Flanagan, Alvin Evans, David Zinc, Richard Barton and Ronnie Bluitt. She was born July 18, 1965 in Corsicana. She loved everybody. Survivors include her parents, Gerald and Janis Woods of Corsicana; her special pet, Puddles; brother, Allen Woods of Corsicana; aunts and uncles, Doris and Elwyn Robinson of Corsicana, Sonny and Doris May of Rural Shade, and Ella Belle Upton of Corsicana; a number of cousins. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Published in the Corsicana Daily Sun on 10/15/2007.
 


Robert Leo Williams
Dec 4, 1918 - Oct 16,1980

Robert Leo Williams, 61, of Harlingen and formerly of Blooming Grove and Torrance, California, died Thursday in Harlingen.

Service was Saturday, 2 p.m., in Blooming Grove with the Rev. David Mosser officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

He was a member of the Houston Masonic Lodge No. 1189 AF-AM and a 32nd degree Mason.

He lived in Rio Grande Valley six years.

Survivors include his widow, Jo Ann Williams, of Harlingen; two sons, Joe Bob Williams, of Cold Spring, and Patrick Williams, of Harlingen; a daughter, Debra Ann Williams, of Jamestown, California; one brother, Arnold W. Williams of Sherman; a sister-in-law Mrs. Lucille Batton, of Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. Carrie Williams of Waco and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tommy Cartwright, Phil Hawk, Blake Gillen, G. W. Patterson, Billy Batton and R. T. Curry.

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Henry Clay Frederick
Nov 29, 1871 - Oct 30, 1930

H. C. Frederick
Funeral services for H. C. Frederick, 59, who died at his home near here Thursday night at 10 o'clock, were held Friday at 10 o'clock at the First Methodist church and were conducted by Rev. T. G. Story. Burial was in White Church cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, four sons, Buck, Josh, Houston and Henry Frederick, three daughters, Misses Lula, Rubine and Hazel Frederick and one brother, W. M. Frederick.
Mr. Frederick was born on the farm adjoining the one which he lived when he died, having spent his entire life in this community.

Note:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun, Nov 1, 1930
  • Son of William Gully and Margaret (Davis) Frederick, Husband of Mary Alice (Robinson) Frederick
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Cemetery Marker Photo



PROMINENT FARMER BURIED HERE FRIDAY

Funeral services for Henry C. Frederick, age 59, who died at his home two miles east of here Thursday night at 10 o'clock, were held Friday afternoon at 3 at the Methodist church and were conducted by Rev. T. G.
Story, pastor. Burial was in the White Church cemetery.

Death came as the result of a stroke of paralysis which came Tuesday night. Mr. Frederick had been to town Tuesday and was in seemingly good health.

The deceased had numerous friends in Blooming Grove. He had lived here all his life. He was born on a farm near where he lived at the time of his death. The tremendous respect and esteem shown Mr. Frederick was manifest in the large number who attended his funeral, many of whom could not find standing room in the church building.

The Masonic lodge had charge of the funeral services.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, Buck, Josh, Houston and Henry Frederick, three daughters, Lula, Rubine and Hazel Frederick and one brother, W. M. Frederick.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Nov 7, 1930
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Norman O. Stubbs
abt 1926 - Sep 1940

Norman O. Stubbs

Norman O. Stubbs, aged 14 years son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L Stubbs, 735 West Eighth avenue, died at the P and S hospital about 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. He had been ill for some time. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister. Surviving are the parents, a brother, Bogner Stubbs, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Stubbs, all of Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Brown, Kosse, and other relatives. Pallbearers were J. C. Bristoe, Henry Carroll, Billie Lassiter, Bobby Lang, Chester Loftis,
Elmo Reese, Harold Howard and Don Rainey, schoolmates.

Note:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun, Sep 19, 1940

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Norman O. Stubbs

Funeral Services Norman O. Stubbs Thursday Afternoon Funeral services for Norman O. Stubbs, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Stubbs, 735 West Eighth avenue, who died late Wednesday afternoon at 6 o'clock from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister. The youth, a junior high school student, had been ill for some time, but his condition did not become serious until a short time before his death when he was rushed to the hospital for treatment. Surviving are the parents, a brother, Bogner Stubbs, all of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J.
Stubbs, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Brown, Kosse, and a number of other relatives. Pallbearers were J. C. Bristoe, Henry Carroll, Billie Lassiter, Bobby Lang, Chester Loftis, Elmo Reese, Harold Howard and Don Rainey, schoolmates.

Note:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Corsicana Daily Sun, September 20, 1940
  • Son of J. Lloyd and Pauline (Brown) Stubbs, Grandson of Tom and Maggie (Roach) Stubbs

R. M. S. Grady
Aug 26, 1844 - May 1917

Died in Oak Cliff
Was for Many Years in Business at Blooming Grove
The Dallas News of today contains the following regarding the death of a former citizen of Blooming Grove:
R. M. S. Grady, 73 years old, for many years a resident of Dallas, died yesterday morning, at his home, 109 Crawford street, Oak Cliff, after a brief illness.
Mr. Grady was born in Duplin county, North Carolina, Aug. 26, 1844. He was a brother of the late Hon. B. F. Grady, member of Congress from the old Third North Carolina District, and a great grandson of John Grady, the only American soldier killed at the battle of Moore’s Creek in 1776.
Mr. Grady served as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War and was wounded in the battle of Gettysburg and again in the fighting in the suburbs of Washington, D. C. After the war he came to Texas and engaged in the drug business in Navarro County, and afterward in Dallas. Accumulating considerable property, he retired from active business a few years ago.
Surviving Mr. Grady are his wife and the following children: W. R. Grady of Fort Worth, Mrs. C. L. Allen, Lola and Margaret Grady, and Hugh S. Grady of Dallas and a nephew J. R. O’Daniel of Fort Worth.
Funeral services were held at the residence at 10 o'clock this morning, the Rev. G. M. Gibson, assisted by the Rev. Patrick Henry of Arlington, officiating. The burial was in Oak Cliff cemetery.
The active pallbearers will be L. O. Donald, John Meredith, H. V. E. Platter, W. S. Buckalew. The honorary pallbearers will be Dr. W. T. Buckalew, Dr. W. M. Lively, J. B. Adoue, Sr., W. M. Crow, Z. J. Anderson, Jim Burgess and L. R. Calloway.

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Linda (Armenta) Alonzo
Apr 4, 1940 - Oct 13, 2007

Linda Armenta Alonzo, 67, of Corsicana passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, Oct. 13.Linda was born April 4, 1940, in Palmer to Julio and Ada Armenta. She moved to Corsicana after marrying Frank Alonzo and was happily married for 43 years. Linda is survived by her husband, Frank Alonzo of Corsicana; daughter, Connie Alonzo of Dallas; son and daughter-in-law, Frankie and Maria Alonzo of Corsicana; granddaughter, Isabella Alonzo; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Auggie Iglesias of Carrollton, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Armenta of Houston, Marshall Armenta of Houston and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Armenta of Ennis; sister, Sandra Valdez of Ennis; and many nephews and nieces. Linda was also blessed with an extended family from her marriage to Frank. Linda was preceded in death by her parents. A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Pallbearers will be Kyle Aleman, Mark Allen, Don Allen, Mike Alonzo, Jesse Armenta Jr., Jason Armenta, Jeffrey Armenta and Patrick Valdez.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Nancy (Swafford) Edmundson
Aug 9, 1913 - Oct 15, 2007

Mary Nancy Edmundson
Mary Nancy Edmundson, 94, of Denton died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at Denton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Mrs. Edmundson was born Aug. 9, 1913, in Rice to Willie B. and Hattie (McCrum) Swafford. She was married to Rufus B. Edmundson on Aug. 1, 1936, in Corsicana. He died on Jan. 6, 1999. Mrs. Edmundson was a member of Gateway United Baptist Church. Survivors include her son, Gerald Ernest Edmundson and his wife Martha of Denton; granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth “Lisa” Hacker of Jonesboro, Ark.; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Frank Swafford, Joe William Swafford, Samuel Burdell Swafford, Henry McCrum Swafford and James Nelson Swafford. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home, 705 N. Locust St., Denton. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in eastern Denton County. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home, Denton.

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Elizabeth (Brannan) Hughes
Aug 18, 1917 - Oct 17, 2007

Elizabeth B. Hughes

Elizabeth B. Hughes of Corsicana died October 17, 2007. She was born August 18, 1917 in Texarkana, Arkansas to Henry P. and Sophia Huffman Brannan.
She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, moving to Corsicana in 1971. She was an active member of the Literary Club, Kinsloe House and several Bridge Clubs.

Mrs. Hughes was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Robert T. Hughes, parents and siblings; sisters Mildred Brannan and Pauline Brannan Wright; brothers Henry Brannan Jr. and Charles F. Brannan. She is survived by a daughter Robin E. Messenger and husband Allen Messenger of Austin, Texas. Other survivors are sisters-in-law Pat Brannan of McKinney, Texas and Helen Brannan of Fayetteville, Arkansas; nephew Charles F. Brannan Jr. and nieces Patty Sue Avery of McKinney, Barbara A. Brannan of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Gail Brannan-Meilloux of Rogersville, Missouri.

The family wishes to thank the administrators and staff of Heritage Oaks for their untiring kindness and support. Elizabeth’s love for her many friends in Corsicana enriched her life and will be cherished by her family.

Services will be held on Monday October 22, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. at St. John’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Canon Edward K. Monk officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church and Kinsloe House.
 


Ernest Sneed "Jack" Bridger
Aug 21, 1924 - Oct 17, 2007

Ernest Sneed (Jack) Bridger

Funeral service will be Saturday, October 20 at 4:00 P.M. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Ernest Sneed (Jack) Bridger. Jack was born August 21, 1924 in Corsicana to Emma Boswell & Ernest Landon Bridger. He went to his Heavenly Home on Wednesday October 17, 2007 at his residence in Barry. He married Frances Coker Bowling on December 21, 1964 in Barry.

Jack was a WWII veteran, Warehouse Manager for Dr. Pepper Bottling Company of Corsicana for 38 years and retired from MasterVend in 2006. He was a member of the Barry United Methodist Church.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, 2 brothers- Clarence Newton Bridger and Emory Campbell, 2 sisters - Jean Mannis and Mary Lee Green, two infant daughters, and a great grandson - Michael Dylan Bowling.

Jack is survived by his wife of 43 years Frances Bridger of Barry, 2 sons and daughters-in-law - Terry and Glenda Bowling of Blooming Grove and Tim and Jackie Bowling of Denison, 6 grandchildren - Brent Bowling and wife Sheri of Cedar Creek, Bryanna Murray and husband Billy of Frost, Emily Bartley and husband Brian of Denison, Richard Bowling of Denison, Stephanie Bowling of Denison, Bobby Whittenburg and Tammy of Corsicana, 10 great grandchildren, one very special granddaughter-in-law - Katheryn Bowling of Purdon, one sister and brother-in-law - Lillian and Tom McCuiston of Overland Park, KA., and one brother and sister-in-law - Milton and Opal Campbell of Corsican and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Mickey Hillock, Gaylon Whittenburg, Gilbert Hippard, Jimmy Keele, Emmett Clemons and Michael Grant. Honorary pallbearer will be Randy McCain, Roy McCain, Dana Coleman, and Kenneth Coppock.

Visitation will be Friday, October 19 from 6-8:00 P.M. at Corley Funeral Home, Burial will be at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

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Dan Clemmie Cooper
Sep 2, 1932 - Oct 14, 2007

Dan C. Cooper

Dan C. Cooper
Mr. Dan C. Cooper passed away at Town East Rehab in Mesquite on October 14, 2007. He was born on September 2, 1932 in Corsicana, Texas. Dan served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
He was a charter member of the National Trenton Racing Homing pigeons club, a social organization involving carrier pigeon racing. He worked in various occupations. He was employed as a salesman for the Dallas Morning News. He was also a very talented cabinet and Furniture maker.

Dan was survived by his Sisters Elsie Follis of Frankston, and Lillian Borden of Fairfield. Friend Elizabeth Leonardo of Mesquite, and numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Dan was preceded in death by his wife Betty Cooper in 2004. His sister Beatrice Sanderford and his parents Johnny and Ola Cooper.

A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Eureka Cemetery, with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. A visitation will be held at the Corley Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Richard Dake Givens
Jun 29, 1928 - Oct 13, 2007

Richard D. Givens

Mr. Richard Dale Givens, age 79, of New Braunfels, Texas, died Saturday, October 13, 2007, in San Antonio, TX.
He is survived by his Daughter-Mrs. Shannon Givens-Lawler of New Braunfels, TX., Daughter & Son-in-law-Elizabeth Jane & Daniel Tran of Nashville, Tenn., Son-Robert Scott Givens of San Antonio, TX., Son & Daughter-in-law-Richard Dean & Karen Givens of McAllen, TX.

Graveside Service will be at Oakwood Cemetery at 12:00 PM Tuesday, October 16, 2007, Rev. Lee Wyatt officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, TX.


Phyllis Ruth (Wolens) Byers
Jul 23, 1922 - Oct 5, 2007

Phyllis Ruth Byers
Phyllis Ruth Byers, 85 of Waxahachie, passed away October 5, 2007 in Dallas. She was born July 23, 1922 to Nathan and Helen Migitz Wolens in Chicago Ill. She is preceded in death by husband Bernard Byers, parents, brother Melvin Wolens She is survived by sons Harry Nathan Byers of Dallas, Gerald Allen Byers of Atlanta Georgia. Daughter Cindy Byers of Dallas. Services will be held 2:00pm Sunday October 7, 2007 at the Hebrew Cemetery.


Cleo S. Brannon-Goddard
1915 - Oct 3, 2007

Cleo S. Brannon Goddard
Cleo S. Brannon, 92 of Fort Worth formerly of Corsicana, passed away October 3, 2007 in Fort Worth. She was born in Ellis County in 1915, she was loved by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by husband Burl Brannon former caretaker of Hamilton-Beeman cemetery and daughter Barbara M. Barratt. She is survived by sons Robert B. Brannon of Garmisch Germany and Tommy Joe Brannon of Fort Worth. Daughters Martha Murrell and Suzy Cleve both of Mayhill New Mexico. 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Services will by 1:00pm Saturday at James Avenue Church in Fort Worth with grandson Steve Fish officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman cemetery.


Betty Jane King
May 10, 1925 - Oct 15, 2007

Betty Jane King
Betty Jane King, 82, of Fort Worth passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at her home. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road, Benbrook. Funeral service will be at noon Thursday at Winscott Road Memorial Chapel. Interment will be held at Annetta Cemetery in Annetta. Betty J. King was born May 10, 1925, in Chickasha, Okla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pop King. Survivors include her daughters, Dickie J. Perez of Fort Worth and Cathy Dekinder of Corsicana; son, Ronnie R. Dekinder and wife Dianne of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren, Tammy and husband James of Corsicana, Jimmy Pope Jr. of Temple, Andrew of Corsicana, Kimberly and Ben of Fort Worth, and Michelle and Michael of West Virginia; nine great-grandchildren, Nina, Bailey and Blair of Corsicana, Haley, Faith, Tyler and Zachary of West Virginia, Mikenzie and Mason of Fort Worth; and one great-great-grandchild, Keeghan of Corsicana. Arrangements by Winscott Road Funeral Home, Benbrook.

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Alma Jean (Griffin) Lee-Wilkinson
Sep 2, 1922 - Oct 18, 2007

Jean L. Wilkinson
Jean L. Wilkinson, 85, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, in Huntsville. She was born Sept. 2, 1922, in Blooming Grove to J. R. and Verna Smith Griffin. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Floyd Petersen officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Smith, Paul Smith, Troy Allen, Terry Brown, Charles Worsham and Sidney Moore.She was preceded in death by husband, James E. Wilkinson in 1989; parents, J.R and Verna Griffin; three brothers, Terry Griffin, Jack S. Griffin and J.R. Griffin Jr.; and two sisters, Zama Corbin and Mavis Manion. She is survived by her daughters, June Smith and husband Joe of Huntsville and Jane Luther and husband Bob of Corsicana; grandson, Paul Smith and wife Stephanie of Spring; great-granddaughters, Isabel and Julia Smith; grandson, John Smith and wife Sunshine of The Woodlands; great-granddaughters, Ashley and Emma Smith; and great-grandson, Ryan Smith; and sister, Beth Okun of North Carolina.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ella Smither Geriatric Center, 1115 Ave. O, Huntsville, TX 77340. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Jean Wilkinson
Jean Wilkinson, 85 passed away Thursday, October 18, 2007 in Huntsville, Texas. She was born September 2, 1922 in Blooming Grove, Texas.
Funeral service is scheduled for Monday, October 22, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Floyd Peterson officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Smith, John Smith, Troy Allen, Terry Brown, Charles Worsham and Sidney Moore.
She was preceded in death by her husband James E. Wilkinson in 1989; parents - J.R. and Verna Griffin; 3 brothers - Terry Griffin, Jack S. Griffin and J.R. Griffin, Jr; 2 sisters - Zama Corbin and Mavis Manion.
She is survived by her daughters- June Smith and husband Joe of Huntsville, Texas and Jane Luther and husband Bob of Corsicana; grandsons - Paul Smith and his wife Stephanie of Conroe, Texas and John Smith and wife Sunshine of The Woodlands, Texas; great granddaughters - Isabel and Julia Smith, Ashley and Emma Smith and great grandson - Ryan Smith; sister - Beth Okun, North Carolina.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to :
Ella Smither Geriatric Center
1115 Avenue O
Huntsville, Texas 77340


Patricia Gail "Patty" (Cox) Pegues
Nov 23, 1962 - Oct 19, 2007

Patty Pegues
Patty Pegues, 44, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2007 at her home. She was born Nov. 23, 1962 in Dallas to Larry and Clara Mae Cox. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Pete Jorgenson officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Patty was preceded in death by her parents, Larry and Clara Mae Cox; her niece, Chantel Pevehouse; and friend and companion, Buddy Burleson. She is survived by her daughter, Misty Pegues; son, Nathan Pegues and wife Lana; sisters, Cindy Pevehouse and Carol Rash and her husband Wayne; mom, Irene Tate; her two precious granddaughters, Kylee and Madison Huston; her wonderful nieces and nephews, Taylor and Travis Skinner, Macy and Lacy Rash; her special friend and companion, Regina Brookins; and many, many dear friends; and special aunt, Lillian Boney of Lewisville. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Patricia Gail Pegues
Patty Pagues, 44, of Corsicana, Texas passed away on Friday, October 19, 2007 at her home. She was born on November 23, 1962 in Dallas, Texas to Larry and Clara Mae Cox. Services will be held at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. with Pete Jorgenson officiating with burial in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, October 22, 2007 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Patty was preceded in death by her parents larry and Clara Mae Cox; her niece Chantel Pevehouse and friend and companion Buddy Burleson. She is survived by her daughter-Misty Pegues; son-Nathan Pegues and his wife Lana; sisters-Cindy Pevehouse and Carol Rash and her husband Wayne Rash; mom-Irene Tatae;her two precious grand-daughters-Kylie and Madison Huston; her wonderful nieces and nephew-Taylor and Travis Skinner, Macy and Lacy Rash; her special friend and companion Regina Brookins; special aunt-Lillian Boney of Lewisville and many, many dear friends.
 


Dorothy Jean (Mabry) Moore
Feb 6, 1926 - Oct 17, 2007

Dorothy Jean Mabry Moore, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007. She was a woman of great faith who loved her family and enjoyed caring for them. Throughout her recent illness, she exhibited courage and strength, never giving up her belief that God was taking care of her. She was born on Feb. 6, 1926, in Estelline, to Thomas Lee and Grace Creamer Mabry. She graduated from Commerce High School in 1942, and received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from East Texas State University. Prior to her marriage, she taught in Wolfe City. She married Henry Weldon Moore on Sept. 1, 1951, in Commerce. She and her husband lived in Corsicana until 1976 and raised their family there. She served as PTA president, as a Blue Bird leader and as a Cub Scout den mother. She and her husband moved to Bryan in 1976, and she helped her husband in their insurance business. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Bryan and of the Upper Room Sunday School Class. She belonged to the 9 a.m. water exercise class at St. Joseph’s Rehab Center, and she enjoyed the many friendships she made there. She looked forward all year to the annual Mabry and Creamer family reunions. We will miss the words of wisdom she had for any situation as well as the stories she told. We will also miss the wonderful foods she prepared (particularly her cauliflower salad). She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Ann McLeroy, and her brothers Cecil and M.W. Mabry. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, by her daughter Joan Moore of Bryan, and by her son and daughter-in-law Robert and Linda Moore of Houston. She also is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Tom and Helga Mabry of Austin, by a sister-in-law Mary Mabry of Waco, by two aunts, seven nieces, 10 nephews, and many cousins. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hillier Funeral Home, 2301 E. 29th St., Bryan. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Bryan, with burial following at College Station Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, 506 E. 28th St., Bryan, TX 77802; or to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, 50 Briar Hollow Lane, Suite 310W, Houston, TX 77027.Arrangements by Hillier Funeral Home, Bryan

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Johnny Mixon
Jul 12, 1948 - Oct 18, 2007

Johnny Mixon
Johnny Mixon, 59, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, in Dallas. He was born July 12, 1948, in Corsicana to Perlie and Mary Louise Higgins Mixon. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at New Chatfield Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Palmer officiating.He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bill Mixon and Wiley Mixon; and sister, Dorothy Bell. He is survived by his wife, Linda Mixon of Corsicana; son, Lance Mixon of Corsicana; daughter, Stacy McCarrell of Crandall; brothers, Leonard Mixon and wife Linda of Dawson and Perly Mixon Jr. and wife Frances of Corpus Christi; sisters, Frances Landers of Corsicana, Martha Howell and husband Raymond of Waxahachie and Helen Dunlap and husband Jackie of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Billie Mixon; granddaughters, Sierra McCarrell and Skylar Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Johnny Mixon
Johnny William Mixon, 59 passed away October 18, 2007 in Dallas, Texas. He was born July 12, 1948 in Corsicana, Texas.
Visitation will be Saturday, October 20, 2007 at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel from 6-8 p.m.
Services are scheduled for Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the New Chatfield Cemetery with Rev. Richard Palmer
officiating.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-Bill Mixon and Wiley Mixon and sister Dorothy Bell.
He is survived by his wife - Linda Mixon of Corsicana; son - Lance Mixon of Corsican; daughter - Stacy McCarrell of Crandall; brothers - Leonard Mixon and wife Linda of Dawson, Perly Mixon, Jr., and wife Frances of Corpus Christi, Texas; sisters - Frances Landers of Corsicana, Martha Howell and her husband Raymond of Waxahachie, Helen Dunlap and her husband Jackie of Corsicana; sister-in-law - Billie Mixon of Corsicana; grandchildren - Sierra McCarrell and Skylar Johnson; number of nieces and nephews.


Johnnie Claude Grace
Mar 27, 1930 - Oct 20, 2007

Johnnie Claude Grace
Johnnie Claude Grace, 77, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 in Corsicana. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Dave Alexander officiating. Mr. Grace was born March 27, 1930 in Rice. He was a business owner and a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. He was preceded in death by a son, F. C. “Buddy” Grace. Mr. Grace is survived by his wife Gracie Faye Grace of Corsicana; daughters, Johnnie Wood of Plano, Linda Miller of Frisco and Diane Grace of Corsicana; and granddaughters, Lauren Northcutt and Monica Miller, both of Dallas. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Thomas Benjamin Caton
Apr 18, 1916 - Oct 19, 2007

Thomas Benjamin "Junior" Caton
Thomas Benjamin “Junior” Caton passed away Oct. 19, 2007 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana. He was born April 18, 1916 in Corsicana to Thomas Benjamin Caton Sr. and Ida Golden Caton. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Helen Marie Caton; his parents; and siblings. Mr. Caton is survived by his son, Greg Caton and wife Catherine of Corsicana; daughter, Sandra Kay Whitener and husband Eddy; six grandchildren, Benjamin, Elizabeth and Camryn Caton and Ronnie “Tooter” Owens, Kim Willis and Dustin Whitener. Other survivors include nieces and nephews: Buddy Caton, Jerry Caton, Mary Helen Withrow, Nancy Mills, Suzanna Maldenado and Billy Brackeen. Tommie served in the Army during World War II. After the war, he returned to Corsicana. He worked at Miller Hat Factory for many years and then at the City of Corsicana until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, camping, dove hunting, woodworking and playing the harmonica. His sense of humor remained with him until the end. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home.Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Hamilton-Beamon Cemetery with the Rev. Timothy Schane officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy and Jerry Caton.The family wishes to thank the administrators and staff of Heritage Oaks and Vital Signs for their kindness and support during Tommie’s illness. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Staley Lee "Junior" Buchanan
Oct 26, 1927 - Oct 18, 2007

Staley L. "Junior" Buchanan
Staley L. “Junior” Buchanan, 79, of Frost, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at his residence. He was born Oct. 26, 1927, in Mason to Staley W. and Clyde E. Goins Buchanan. Services will be held at 4 p.m. today at Frost Cemetery with Floyd Petersen officiating. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Buchanan of Frost; sons, Jimmy L. Buchanan of Romance, Ark., and Donny R. Buchanan of Frost; daughter, Dorothy Buchanan of Oklahoma; brothers, Mack Buchanan of Dallas, Bobby Buchanan of Oklahoma and Lewis Buchanan of Oklahoma; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Staley Buchanan
Staley Lee Buchanan, 79 passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2007 at his home in
Frost. Visitation will be Saturday, October 19, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. at the
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services are scheduled for Saturday, October 20,
2007 at the Frost Cemetery in Frost, Texas with Floyd Peterson officiating. He is
survived by his wife Lucy of Frost; sons - Jimmie Buchanan of Romance, Arkansas
and Donny R. Buchanan of Frost; daughter - Dorothy Buchanan of Oklahoma; brothers
- Mack Buchanan of Dallas, Bobby Buchanan and Lewis Buchanan of Oklahoma; 11
grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.


Charles "Chuck" Bedenbaugh
? - Oct 18, 2007

Charles "Chuck" Bedenbaugh
Charles “Chuck” Bedenbaugh passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, with his family at his side. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Bernice Bedenbaugh; his in-laws, Earl and Birdie Ellis; very special uncle and aunt, Bennie and Lee Bedenbaugh; and best buddy, Bill Woods. He is survived by his wife, Linda; sons, Joe and Wanda Williams of Corsicana, Dana Williams of Corsicana and David Williams of Corsicana; grandsons, Greg Williams of Ennis and Corey Williams of Corsicana; granddaughters, Kylie and Tori Williams of Corsicana; brother and wife, Bennie and Marie Bedenbaugh of Orlando, Fla.; nephew, Ben Bedenbaugh of Orlando, Fla.; and in-laws, Barbara and Steve Floyd of DeSoto, Lois and Wayne Brafford of Red Oak, Ann Woods of Ennis and Ken and Linda Ellis of San Antonio. Chuck also had numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Services will be 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Rogers, Billy Hatley, Greg Bills, Dwayne Ellis, Ben Bedenbaugh, Robert Floyd, Charles Hunt, James Hunt, Richard Holloway and Gene Hatley. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Tekell, Fernando Contreras, Weldon Caldwell, Joe Cline, Harold Prater and Chip Goodman. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Jerry Bailey Sr. Rev.
Sep 1, 1943 - Oct 15, 2007

Rev. Jerry Bailey Sr.
The Rev. Jerry Bailey Sr., 67, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Wake service will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 2104 E. Jones Ave., with Pastor Alfred Cox officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Donald Eldridge, Darrell Gooden, James Gooden Jr., Aaron Gooden and Marion Gooden. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Mount Olive Baptist Church. Jerry Lee Bailey was born Sept. 1, 1943, in Dallas to Sam Bailey and Alice Lee Livingston. He spent his early life in Corsicana, where he received his formal education at G. W. Jackson High School and later at Cameron University in Lawton, Okla. He served in the United States Army for 11 years. He accepted the call to the ministry and preached his first sermon in 1980. His last church to pastor before his health failed was at El Bethel No. 1 Baptist Church in Overton. He was a faithful member of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Corsicana where he served as associate minister. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; one sister; and his aunt and uncle who raised him, A. C. and Maggie Hamilton. Survivors include his loving wife of 26 years, Helen Cox Bailey; five children, all of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two stepsons, Robert Thomas (Sarah) of Killeen and Tony Thomas of Corsicana; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nine sisters, Gwen Bailey Wimbelry, Constance Livingston, Carolyn Daniel, Jackie Applon (Antwine), Veda Stewart (Steven), Roslyn Thomas (James), Janet Daniels, all of Oakland, Calif., Maggie Bailey of Fort Worth, and Ida Faulk of Corsicana; four brothers, Glen, Dewayne, Vincent and Arnold, all of Oakland, Calif.; four uncles, Joe Willie Thomas, Bobby Ray Hudson of Dallas, Jonah Eldridge of Tucson, Ariz., and Robert Lee Hudson of Oakland, Calif.; one aunt, Lela Hudson Cooper (Joe Frank) of Fairfield; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends including two best friends, Bobby Tellie and Robert Bean. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Berta Mae (Follis) Tramel
Sep 3, 1918 - Oct 21, 2007

Berta Mae Tramel

Mrs. Berta Mae Follis Tramel left this life to be with her Heavenly Father in Corsicana, Texas on Sunday, October 21, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on September 3, 1918 to John William Follis and Margaret Caroline Brunson Follis in Jester, Texas.
She was known for her prize winning quilts, she was a seamstress and private nurse.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Canon Edward K. Monk officiating. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery.

Mrs. Tramel was preceded in death by her Husband, John Tramel, Parents, Seven Brothers and Four Sisters.

She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and special friends.

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