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Charles D. Pressnall
died May 1942

Funeral services for Charles D. Pressnall, who died at his home in Kilgore Friday, were held at Richland Cemetery Saturday afternoon. He is survived by his wife and other relatives.

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Claude Prewitt
died Aug 1940

Funeral was held here Sunday afternoon for Claude Prewitt, 36, who was killed in a train accident at Jasper, Ala. Friday.
Surviving are his wife, a son, his mother, Mrs. D. W. Prewitt, Corsicana; four brothers, Emmett, Lamar, and Bill Prewitt of Corsicana and John D. Prewitt, Mississippi; five sisters, Mrs. Eula Mae Raby of Cleveland, Liberty County, and Mrs. Irene Goins, Mrs. Gertrude Horn and Miss Pauline and Miss Vivian Prewitt of Corsicana.

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Emma L Presley
died May 1934

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma L. Presley, 71, were held Tuesday with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery, the Rev. Albert Ott in Dallas officiating.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. S. S. Tucker and Mrs. G. O. Nokes, both of Corsicana; Mrs. O. E. Maris, Ennis; Mrs. J. E. Hanes and Mrs. J. W. Dilly, both of Dallas; four sons, D. A. Ford, Kilgore; H. L. Presley, Dallas, and Mrs. J. R. Presley and B. R. Presley, both of Troup; three step-sons, M. W. Presley, Ladonia; S. H. Presley, Houston, and J. R. Presley, Los Angeles; twenty grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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E. T. Preit
died Feb 1907

Dallas, Texas
E. T. Preit, aged 71 years, died early this morning at the home of his son-in-law, D. R. Montgomery, 924 Fifth avenue. The body will be shipped to Corsicana tomorrow morning by L. P. Robertson.

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W. T. Pratt
Died Mar 1929

Dallas, Texas
W. T. Pratt Funeral To Be in Corsicana
The body of W. T. Pratt, 80, resident of Texas for more than fifty years, who died Tuesday morning at his home, 709 North Ewing avenue, will be sent to Corsicana, Wednesday for funeral services and burial.
Mr. Pratt came to Texas as a small boy from Mississippi. He had lived in Corsicana before coming to Dallas about six years ago.
He is survived by four sons, Joe Pratt of Corsicana, John, Lee and Frank Pratt of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. S. E. McIntyre of Norfleet, Ark., Mrs. Carl Richards of Dallas and Mrs. Clyde Richards of Bartlett; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Mary Nell McGraw
Aug 9, 1932 - Jun 14, 1949


Mary Nell McGraw
Blooming Grove Rites Wednesday For Mary McGraw Death at 1 a.m. Tuesday claimed Mary Nell McGraw, 16-year-old senior at the Blooming Grove High school. The girl died at P. and S. Hospital here.
The girl, who had rounded out her junior year, who have been a member of the graduating class next school year. Honorary pallbearers at her funeral will be members of the senior class of the school, and members of the Methodist Youth Fellowship group of the high school.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McGraw of Blooming Grove, one of 11 children. In addition to her parents, she is survived by three brothers, Jim Bob McGraw of Lancaster, Will Roy and Raymond McGraw of Blooming Grove; seven sisters, Miss Nannie Ruth McGraw and Mrs. Cecil Hill of Dallas; Lena Mae, Peggy Sue, Diane, Linda Jo and Doris Anne; her grandfather, W. W. Massengale, of Barry; and her grandmother, Mrs. H. G. McGraw of Blooming Grove.
Rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Blooming Grove Methodist church, with the Rev. Roy L. Felder, pastor, conducting. He will be assisted by the Rev. C. T. Brockette. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery with McCormick Funeral Home of Blooming Grove in charge.
Pallbearers will be Ted Spencer, Joe Burt Sissom, Gerald Simpson, Alan McCormick, Donald Ray Holditch, Darrell Hinkle.

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John Warren Brown, Jr.
Nov 27, 1909 - Mar 25, 1929

Blooming Grove Youth Is Killed In Auto Accident Johnnie Brown, aged 20, of this place, was instantly killed Monday night in an automobile accident in Austin, according to a message received by Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Brown, parents of the dead man.
The body was scheduled to arrive in Blooming Grove Tuesday and the funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. T. G. Story conducting the services.
He is survived by three sisters and one brother.
Details in connection with the accident were not given in the message received.

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  • Blooming Grove Newspaper, Mar 26, 1929
  • Son of John Warren Brown and Canzadie Adaline (Coggins) Brown
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Rose Hill Cemetery

Lelia Hester (Rushing) Garrison
Oct 24, 1877 - Aug 22, 1964

Mrs. Garrison Died In Dallas, Rites Monday
Mrs. Lelia Garrison, 86, former resident of this area, died in the Medical Arts hospital Saturday. She has 119 living descends.
Funeral services were held from the First Methodist church Monday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Hubert Taylor, pastor in charge. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.
A native of Rankin, Ellis county, Mrs. Garrison resided in this community until she moved to Dallas 15 years ago.
Surviving are six sons, R. D. Homer and A. D. Garrison, all of Blooming Grove; Elmer Garrison, Ennis; Alvie Garrison, Houston, and Ernest Garrison, Hearne; three daughters, Mrs. Allie Gantt and Mrs. Viola Dozier, both of Blooming Grove, and Miss Nora Garrison, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Sallie Davis, Corsicana; 31 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and other relatives.
Grandsons were pallbearers.
McCormick Funeral Services directed.

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Ernest Pierce French, Sr.
Jan 7, 1878 - Nov 24, 1922

Ernest P. French
The subject of this sketch, Ernest P. French, was born in Apple Grove, Morgan county, Alabama, January 7th, 1878, came to Texas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. French, when three months old; was married to Miss Annie Lou Wright June 19th, 1898, died November 24th, 1922.
Ernest was reared and lived in Alliance Hall community all his life, with the exception of four years spent in West Texas, converted 26 years ago at a meeting held at Alliance Hall by W. B. Moon, and united with the Methodist church. Ernest was a great sufferer for several month before his death with that dreaded disease, cancer. This writer visited and had several talks with Ernest during his affliction, always found him ready to talk about the future life. The last time I talked with him he said that he could not understand why he had to suffer so, but that the Lord knew best, and he gave me the assurance that he was ready to go to that test that remaineth to the people of God. That the only thing he had to regret was that he must leave his wife and children. What a great consolation to known that we shall see our loved ones again.
He leaves a loving wife, who was as faithful as ever a wife was to minister to his every want while sick, 10 children, an aged father, step mother, two brother, three sisters and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his death. May the spirit of our heavenly Father be with these loved ones. May they be guided by the same and may they make an unbroken family around the great white throne up yonder is the prayer of a neighbor and friend, J. R. Breedlove.

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Canzadie Adaline "Cannie" (Coggins) Brown
1875 - Apr 7, 1960

Mrs. J. W. Brown Dies Thursday
Mrs. Cannie A. Brown, 85, widow of the late J. W. Brown, merchant and land-owner, died in Hillcrest hospital, Waco, early Thursday. Mrs. Brown had been in ill health for some time and sustained a broken hip in a fall several days ago.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. from the First Methodist church. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Edward Otwell, pastor.
Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.
A native of Missouri, she had resided in this community 65 years.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. T. Rice, Sherman; Mrs. J. J.
Lumpkin, Dripping Springs, and Mrs. Roy Spencer, Blooming Grove; nine grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be H. S. Whorton, R. Bruce McCormick, Drew Gillen, Glyde Tullos, Arthur Garrison and Sammie Saunders.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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  • Blooming Grove Times, Apr 7, 1950
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

John Warren Brown, Sr.
Nov 15, 1867 - Oct 12, 1929

Blooming Grove Man Killed When Automobiles Crash J. W. Brown Received Broken Neck In Accident On Highway Near Barry J. W. Brown, aged 62 years, was almost instantly killed about 8:30 o'clock Saturday night near the Barry school just south of Barry on the Corsicana-Hillsboro road. His neck was broken and he died 25 minutes later without regaining consciousness. Mrs. Brown was badly bruised and shaken up and a granddaughter, Vama Dell Phillips, also was slightly hurt. Mr. and Mrs. Brown and granddaughter were thrown from the car by the impact.
According to reports of the accident, the party was returning from Corsicana, where they had attended the matinee of the circus, and had turned out of the road to pass another car, when they met another automobile head on. The car which struck the Brown car was a Ford coupe occupied by three negroes.
The funeral services for Mr. Brown were held here Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in the Blooming Grove cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. T. G. Story, pastor of the Blooming Grove Methodist church, and Rev. Floyd Thrash, Fort Worth Methodist minister.
Mrs. Brown was severely bruised and shaken. Two teeth were lost. At first, it was thought that she had been seriously injured. The granddaughter was badly bruised and shaken. One eye was blackened.
Surviving are Mr. Brown are his wife, one son, Earl Brown of Henrietta; three daughters, Mrs. W. T. Rice of Fort Worth; Mrs. Roy Spencer, Frost; Mrs. J. J. Lumpkin of Austin; two sisters, one brother and other relatives.

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  • Blooming Grove Newspaper, Oct 13, 1929
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

Ambrose A. Richardson
Apr 22, 1878 - Jul 11, 1940

Funeral Services Friday Afternoon For A. A. Richardson Funeral services for A. A. Richardson, aged 62 years who died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday night about 8 o'clock were held Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home.
Rites were conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.
Interment was in Zion's Rest cemetery.
Survivors are his father, G. L. Richardson of Ennis; one brother, J. N. Richardson of Emhouse; three sisters, Mrs. S. A. Cook and Mrs. Nannie Lynne, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Noma Fincher of Ennis.
Pallbearers were Grady Armstrong, Phelbert Dixon, Raymond Lyne, L. W. Rhodes, Robert Richardson and Garland Fincher.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun, July 12, 1940
  • Son of GL and Sina (Foster) Richardson
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Ambrose A. Richardson was born in Jasper Co. Texas. His father was General Lafayette Richardson and his mother was Barbara Allen Foster. The Richardson family came to Texas as members of LORENZO DE ZAVAL colony in the 1830's and the Foster family came to Texas as members of the Old Three Hundred with Stephen F. Austin in 1820's. "Uncle Am" was my great-great grandmother's, Sina Richardson Cook, brother. ... Dana Stubbs

Tommy Ray Williams, II
Jul 29, 1961 - Oct 29, 2007

Tommy Ray Williams, II

Tommy Ray "Bubba" Williams II, of Emhouse passed away on Monday October 29,2007 after a long battle with Leukemia at the Baylor Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
He was born on July 29, 1961 in Groesbeck, Texas to Tommy Ray Williams and Mary Lou Hogan of Kirvin, Texas.

Bubba graduated from Wortham High School and attended Navarro college for two years to study welding. He received his Peace Officer Certification in 1996 and received his Advanced Peace Officer Certification in June of 2007. Bubba worked as a Reserve Deputy with the Freestone County Sheriff's Department until March 2002 when he transferred to the Navarro County Sheriff's Department. He was employed as an over the road truck driver for Southeastern Freightlines.

Bubba is a parishioner of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana, and was a 3rd degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus. He also served as an Emhouse City Councilman from 1996-2004, and was also a volunteer fireman for Emhouse.

Bubba married Susanna Kelly 23 years ago on July 28, 1984 and has two sons, Cody, 18 and Kelly, 10. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy Ray Williams, Sr. and Mary Lou Hughes. He is survived by one sister Teresa Williams of Teague, and one brother Wayne Hughes and his wife Nancy of Mexia. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He is loved by his sister-in-law Paula Kelly and her boyfriend Bill Musgrave of Texas City, and sister-in-law Phyllis Tidwell and her husband Mark of Angus, and brother-in-law, Glenn Kelly and his wife Alena of Leander, and numerous friends.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, in Corsicana, on Wednesday October 31, 2007. Interment will follow at the Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin, Texas.

Visitation will be from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana, and will be followed by a Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Warren Carter, James Compton, Frank Croft, Ricky McGraw, Joe Nussbaum, Ken Sessions, Clint Sutton, and Mark Wynne. Honorary Pallbearers are the Navarro County Sheriff's Department and the Southeastern drivers.

The family would like to express special thanks to the nurses and caregivers at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, Texas for all their love and support.


Atlas Lee Ellis
Dec 22, 1918 - Oct 29, 2007

Atlas Lee Ellis
Atlas Lee Ellis went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2007, at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born Dec. 22, 1918, near old Mildred to Elwyn P. and Velma Bonner Ellis. Atlas was a veteran of World War II where he served his country in Germany, North Africa, Rome, Italy and Southern France from 1942 to 1945. Atlas graduated from high school in Mildred and college at Tyler Commercial College in Tyler. He served in the real estate profession in the Tyler area before finding his true calling in the photography business in 1949. In 1952 Atlas opened Ellis Studio where he ran a successful photography studio for more than half a century. He also ran a successful Charolais cattle business from 1963 to 2000. Atlas married Verlene Leona Taylor on Dec. 31, 1940, at the First Baptist Church parsonage. He is survived by his wife, Verlene Ellis of Corsicana; one son, John and wife Debbie of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren, Julie and Darrell Waller of Corsicana, John and Amber Ellis of Mexia and Taryn Ellis of Mesquite; great-grandchildren, Clay, Callie and Haley Waller and John Ellis III; and cousins, Preston Bonner and Doris Eakes. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with B.F. Risinger, Bill Honea and David Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Dawson Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Ellis, Darrell Waller, Bill Graves, Don Sykes, Phil Posey, Preston Bonner and Doug Scroggins. Honorary pallbearer will be Clay Waller. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Atlas Ellis
Atlas Lee Ellis went home to be with the Lord on October, 29, 2007 at Navarro regional Hospital at the age of 88 years.

He was born in near Old Mildred on December 22, 1918 to Elwyn P. Ellis and Velma Bonner Ellis. Atlas was a veteran of World War II where he served as an Army Staff Sgt. He served his country in Germany, North Africa, Rome, Italy, and Southern France from 1942 to 1945. Atlas graduated from High School in Mildred and College at Tyler Commercial College.

He served in the real estate profession in the Tyler area before finding his true calling in the photography business in 1949. In 1952 Atlas opened Ellis Studio where he ran a successful photography studio for more than half a century. He also ran a successful Charolais Cattle business from 1963 to 2000.

Atlas married Verlene Tatlor on December 31, 1940 at the First Baptist Church Parsonage. He is survived by his wife Verlene Ellis of Corsicana. Son John and wife Debbie of Las Vegas, Nevada. Grandchildren: Julie Waller and husband Darrell of Corsicana, John Ellis and wife Amber of Mexia, and Taryn Ellis of Mesquite. Great grandchildren: Clay, Callie, and Haley Waller, and John Ellis III. Cousins Preston bonner and Doris Eakes.

Funeral seervices will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. B.F. Risinger, Bro. Bill Honea, and Rev. David Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Dawson Cemetery in Dawson. Pallbearers will be John Ellis, Darrell Waller, Bill Graves, Don Sykes, Phil Posey, Preston Bonner, and Doug Scroggins. Honorary pallbearer will be Clay Waller.


Sylvia Beverly (Bobkoff) Goldman
Dec 21, 1911 - Oct 29, 2007

Sylvia Bobkoff Goldman
Sylvia Bobkoff Goldman, 95, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, in Dallas, following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Raymond Goldman; sister, Grace Bobkoff; brother, Burney Bobkoff; and sister-in-law, Francine Bobkoff. She is survived by her daughter and husband, Rena and Larry Friedberg, and their children, Daniel and Emily, of Huntington Woods, Mich.; son, Sherwin Goldman, and his children, Lynn Goldman of Austin and Michael Goldman and wife Beth and their children Rachel and Anna of Plano; and her son, Will Goldman of Dallas. Mrs. Goldman is also survived by her brother, Kenneth Bobkoff of Dallas; and her sister-in-law, Eileen Raffkind of San Antonio. Mrs. Goldman was valedictorian of her class of Ennis High School and was a graduate of The Crescent Academy. Prior to her move to Dallas in 2004, she was a longtime resident of Corsicana where she served as trustee and treasurer of Congregation Agudas Achim, donation secretary of Hadassah, and a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Navarro County Memorial Hospital for many years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Hebrew Cemetery in Corsicana with Rabbi Frank Joseph officiating. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, you make a donation to Mrs. Goldman’s favorite charity Hadassah, (214) 691-1948. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Frances Elizabeth Harllee
Jun 30, 1915 - Oct 27, 2007

Frances Harllee
Lt. Col. Frances Elizabeth Harllee made her transition Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007. She was born June 30, 1915, in Dallas to Edward and Roxie Tyree Harllee. She grew up in Corsicana in the home of her grandparents, James and Fanny Harllee, and their daughter, Elizabeth Harllee. She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1933, where she excelled in tennis. After graduating she worked in Tyler and Dallas for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company as a service representative. Frances graduated from San Francisco State College while serving on active duty in the Army. Her Army career was from February 1943 to July 1966. In her 23 1/2 years of active duty with the Women’s Army Corps, she served at various Army posts throughout the United States and Hawaii and was personnel officer at Tokyo Army Hospital, Tokyo, Japan, from 1950 to 1953 during the Korean War. Upon retirement she received the Distinguished Service Medal for outstanding service. After retirement she lived in Corsicana, Kerrville and Dallas. She taught at Catholic schools in Corsicana and Dallas, attending programs at Unity Village in Missouri. As a Unity licensed teacher she taught in Kerrville and Corsicana. Her favorite study and pursuit was a “Course in Miracles.” Her ongoing project was recording her Army experiences through writing with pictures, letters and clippings of the times. She is survived by her niece, Sarah Stark, and extended family and friends. Her service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Frank Pounders officiating.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Hoyt Moore
Sep 7, 1912 - Oct 29, 2007

Hoyt Moore
Hoyt Moore, longtime Corsicana banker, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2007.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John H. Jackson, Caleb Jackson, Clay Jackson, Everett Sims, James Goode and Jim Gill. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Jackson and Bruce Denbow. Mr. Moore was born Sept. 7, 1912, on his family farm near Purdon to his parents, Burney and Hallie Weeks Moore. He graduated from Purdon High School, Draughons Business School and Southern Methodist Graduate School of Banking. On Sept. 1, 1934, Hoyt married the love of his life, Lera Minatra, at the First Baptist Church parsonage. Mr. Moore was a member of First Baptist Church for more than 70 years where he was a deacon, having served as chairman of the board. Mr. Moore began his banking career at First National Bank on Nov. 1, 1929. W. D. Wyatt, president, wrote in his book, “The Hard Job,” that Hoyt was “the most patient, kindest, most loyal, hard working individual I’d ever known.” In 1991, Mr. Moore retired from City National Bank after 62 years in the banking business. He was respected by his many customers for his integrity and reliability. Mr. Moore was a longtime member of the Rotary Club, board member of The Salvation Army, Twilight Home, and Navarro County Historical Society. Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Lera Moore; his parents; and his sister, Lucile Angeline Moore. He is survived by his son and wife, Billy Hoyt and Robeleen Moore; his daughter, Nancy Moore Cansler; his grandson and wife, Todd and Teri Cansler; and grandson and wife, Wade and Susan Moore. His grandsons lovingly called him “Pappy.” He is also survived by his sister, Fay Sims; sister and husband, Joyce and Howard Jackson; and nieces and nephews, Shirley Sims Goode, Everett Sims, Cynthia Sims Britt, John H. Jackson, Caleb Jackson and Clay Jackson. The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Heritage Oaks Retirement Village staff for their excellent care. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Timothy Neal Smith
Aug 10, 1958 - Oct 28, 2007

Timothy Neal Smith, 49, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007 at his home in Corsicana. He was born Aug. 10, 1958 in Dallas. He was a resident of Corsicana and an equipment operator. He is survived by his wife, Cathy Smith of Corsicana; son, Wesley Smith of College Station; father, James Smith of Dallas; mother and step-father, Merlene and Clint Harris of Corsicana; three brothers, Dugan and his wife Pat Smith of Waxahachie, James and his wife Diane Smith of Dallas, and Terry and his wife Pat Smith of Ovilla; sister, Crissy and Donnie Wagner of Garland. Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rick Bailey, James Smith Sr., James Smith Jr., Jimmy Smith, Charles Smith and Carl Moreland. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Maudie Faye Portis Johnson
? - Oct 23, 2007

Maudie Faye Portis Johnson passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Wake service will be 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Lott’s Mortuary Inc., 2434 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Faithful Missionary Baptist Church, 6255 Bonnieview Road, Dallas. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements by Lott’s Mortuary Inc., Dallas

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Alvin L. Reed
Aug 17, 1943 - Oct 19, 2007

Alvin L. Reed
Alvin L. Reed, 64, of Hubbard passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, in a Waco hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Rosemound Cemetery in Waco with the Rev. Michael Green officiating. Alvin was born Aug. 17, 1943, in Rossville, Ga., to Dennis and Alma (Wallin) Reed. He was a truck driver and drove for many years for Latco trucking out of Corsicana. Alvin was a member of First Church of God in Hubbard and a Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Charles R. Reed and Sydney Reed. Alvin is survived by his wife, Deanna (McDonald) Reed of Hubbard; son, Shelby Reed of Raeford, N.C.; four daughters, Delisa L. Clutts of Lexington Park, Md., Diana L. Owens of Lorena, Lori A. Thrash of Lorena and Kimberly L. Black of San Antonio; two sisters, Carol Matthews of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Yvonne Corriher of Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.; 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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O. F. “Booty” Johnston
Jan 18, 1921 - Oct 23, 2007

O. F. “Booty” Johnston
O. F. “Booty” Johnston, 86, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Floyd Petersen officiating. Interment will follow at Trinidad Cemetery.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Corsicana Daily Sun Oct 25 2907

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O. F. "BOOTY" JOHNSTON


Mr. O. F. “Booty” Johnston, 86, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 in Corsicana. He was born on January 18, 1921 in Trinidad, Texas.
He was a veteran having proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, he was the last surviving member of the 850th Bomb Squadron.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2007 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Floyd Peterson officiating. Interment will follow in the Trinidad Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dustin Johnston, Jody Butler, Travis Butler, Jeff Bowers, Bryan Harrison, and Terry Harrison.

Mr. Johnston was preceded in death by his 1st Wife, Helen Natalie Johnston.

He is survived by his Wife, Doris Johnston of Corsicana, TX., Sons & Daughters-in-Law, Anthony J. & Nancy Johnston of Garland, TX. & Tommy & Mary Lou Johnston of Grand Prairie, TX., Granddaughters & Husband, Alicia & Jody Butler of Arlington, TX., Jennifer Lynn Johnston of Denton, TX., Grandson, Dustin Johnston of Grand Prairie, TX., Great Grandson, Travis Butler of Arlington, TX., Great Granddaughter, Brittany Butler of Arlington, TX., Brother, Jack Johnston of Antlers, OK., and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends desiring to do so may make Memorial Contributions to the St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale, Memphis, TN 38105.


Jimmie Lee Green
Jul 21, 1924 - Oct 27, 2007

Jimmie Lee Green

Miss Jimmie Lee Green, 83, of Corsicana went to be with her Lord & Savior on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana, Texas. She was born on July 21, 1924 in Lone Cedar, Texas to Jim A. Green and Katie Lee Wood Green.
She attended school at Lone Cedar and Avalon High School. She was a graduate of Draughn’s Business College. She spent most of her adult life in Houston, Texas where she was employed by Duncan Coffee Company and Coca Cola Bottling Company. She enjoyed extensive world wide travel, both professionally and with her family. Upon retirement, she moved to Corsicana to be near her family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Lone Oak Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gregory Gegenheimer, James Robert Gegenheimer, Matthew Boyd, Derek Hughes, James Hunt, and Stephen Gegenheimer.

Jimmie was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Lois Keathley, Jack[ie] Moore and Bobbie Gegenheimer, and a nephew, James Keathley.

She is survived a Sister & Brother-in-Law, Marilyn & Dan Talbott of Knox City, TX., She was a beloved aunt to her nieces and nephews, Linda White of Houston, TX., Gregory Gegenheimer of Austin, TX., Joanna Hunt of Corsicana, TX., Robert Gegenheimer of Corsicana, TX., Kathy Hughes of Lubbock, TX., and six great nephews and three great nieces.

Friends desiring to do so may make Memorial Contributions to either the Humane Society, 617 S. 12th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110 or to the American Business Women’s Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1776, Corsicana, Texas 75151.

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Anna Louella (Dickey) Warren
July 17, 1883 - Aug. 6, 1966

Oil Man's Widow Dies at Corsicana
Corsicana, Texas - Funeral services for Mrs. Henry Warren, 83, widow of a Navarro County oilman, will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Warren died Saturday in Lafayette, La., where she had made her home the last two years.

Her late husband, Henry Warren, was one of the owners of the discovery oil well in the Corsicana-Powell Oil Field that came in Jan. 8, 1923, opening the largest oil field in Navarro County history.

Mrs. Warren is survived by one daughter, Mrs. D. R. Mays of Minneapolis, Minn.; one son, William Howard Warren of Lafayette, La.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Curtis Leon Woodruff
Oct 25, 1908 - Jan 14, 1952

Curtis L. Woodruff
Curtis L. Woodruff passed away Monday. Survived by mother, Mrs. S.A. Woodruff, Barry, Texas; brothers, Preston M., Lawrence T., Dallas; Therbert W., Waco; sisters, Mrs. H. K Boswell, Pettus, Texas; Miss Willie Fern Woodruff, Barry, Texas. Remains to be taken overland to Barry for services and interment Wednesday 3 p.m.. Rev. Joe Gilmore, Fort Worth and Rev. Don Hazelwood, Barry officiating. Pallbearers: Leon Reed, Perry Varnell, Marshall Massengale, Ralph Varnell, Lowell Reed and Albert Bell. Arrangements CRANE-LONGLEY--TE-9919

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Curtis Woodruff Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Curtis Woodruff, World War 11 veteran, who died in Dallas Monday night, were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Barry Baptist church with burial in Cryer Creek cemetery.

The services were conducted by the Rev. Dan Hazelwood, pastor of the Barry Methodist church.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. S. A. Woodruff, Barry; three brothers, Preston and Lawrence Woodruff, Dallas; Thurber Woodruff, Waco; two sisters, Mrs. H. K. Boswell, Pettus; Miss Willie Fern Woodruff, Barry.

Pallbearers were Leon Reed, Percy Varnell, Marshall Massengale, Ralph Varnell, Lowell Reed, and Albert Bell.

Crane-Langley directed.

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Joseph Bennett Woodruff
1884 - 1940



J. B. WOODRUFF
Corsicana Texas. Feb. 22
Funeral services for J. B. Woodruff, who died at his home in Denton Wednesday morning will be held from the Methodist Church at Barry, Navarro County, Friday afternoon with burial in Cryer Creek Cemetery.
He was a former resident of Barry. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Miss Kathleen Woodruff, Denton; three brothers, O. M. Woodruff, Billy Woodruff, Barry; Arthur Woodruff, San Antonio; and a sister, Mrs. Will Watson, Barry.

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James Thomas "Jim" Perry Sr.
Dec 26, 1936 - Aug 17, 2007

Perry Sr., James T. "Jim"
James "Jim" T. Perry Sr., 70, of Bryan passed away Friday, August 17, 2007 at Bremond Nursing and Rehabilitation. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, August 20 at Northview Baptist Church with interment following at Bryan City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, August 19 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home.

Mr. Perry was born in Buckholtz and was a resident for 30 years. He graduated from Sam Houston State University and was a retired salesman. He was a member of the Cedar Creek Masonic Lodge, New Baden Lions Club and past president of the Corsicana State Orphanage.

Survivors include his wife Bettye Perry of Bryan; son, James T. Perry Jr. of Houston; daughter, Julia Karel Perry of Bryan; brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnny and Keta Perry of Guy, Coy H. and Patricia Perry and Warren Perry, all of Bryan; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Alice and Charles Lanicek of Bryan and Mattie Nell and Charles Dockery of Conroe; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the State Orphans Home Scholarship Fund in care of James T. Perry, Jr., 6363 Woodway, Ste. 1100, Houston, TX 77057.

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Peter Simon Kuykendall
Mar 19 1881 – Nov 26 1968

Simon Kuykendall, 87, retired farm worker of 1400 Navarro Dr., was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital by ambulance Tuesday at 10:40 p. m. after collapsing in the 2400 block of N. Beaton St. A native of Kirbyville, Texas, he had resided here since 1936, and was a member of the W. O. W. Lodge.

Funeral services will he held Friday at 4 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. J. T. Davis officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, J. D. and William S. Kuykendall, both of Corsicana; eight daughters, Misses Ruth Kuykendall, Linda Kuykendall, Brenda Kay Kuykendall, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Dude Dillard, Mrs. Florine Dillard and Mrs. Helen Porter, all of Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Art Vitasek, New York, and Mrs. Bill Eubanks, Dallas; one brother David Kuykendall, Corsicana; 36 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

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Horace Junior McAdams
March 6, 1925 - Oct 31, 2007

Horace McAdams

Horace McAdams passed away on to the next world on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at his Corsicana residence. Horace was born to Hugh and Mattie McAdams on March 6, 1925, in Blooming Grove. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Eugene McAdams, four and sisters Beatrice Long, Faye Bell, Fannie Harris and Tony Abell. He is survived by son John McAdams of Corsicana, daughter Susie Morgan of Corsicana, daughter and son-in-law Annette and Hugh Channon of Itasca, grandson Jason Purifoy of Houston, granddaughters Jeanna Morgan of College Station, Holly Capps and Ashley Capps of Hillsboro and Crystal Cantrell of Itasca, great-granddaughter Naomi Dominguez of Hillsboro, brother Harvey McAdams of Mabank, and sister Vera Dixon of Corsicana. Horace also had many nephews and nieces. Also his special friend and angel Ethael Coley of Corsicana.

He was raised on farms in the Emhouse area and attended school until having to go to work to help support his family. Horace served in the U.S. Army in World War II taking part in the invasion of Leyte and Luzon in the Philippines and in the occupation forces in Japan. Horace owned and operated McAdams Appliances Service with his son John for many years. He was a charter member of The Corsicana Emergency Corps and the Police Reserve and served both organizations for many years. After retiring he enjoyed fishing, reading and poker, but not necessarily in that order. The children in his neighborhood looked upon him like a grandfather. They knew he always had candy and juice for them. He was a loving father, grandfather and neighbor who will be missed by many. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to American Cancer Society or Cedar Lake Hospice of Corsicana. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday [Nov 3] at Dresden Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Horace Junior McAdams
Horace McAdams passed away on to the next world on October 31, 2007 at his Corsicana residence. Horace was born to Hugh and Matti McAdams on March 6, 1925 in Blooming Grove. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Eugene McAdams, four sisters Beatrice Long, Faye Bell, Fannie Harris and Tony Abell. He is survived by son John McAdams of Corsicana, daughter Susie Morgan of Corsicana, daughter and son in law Annette and Hugh Channon of Itasca. Grandson Jason Purifoy of Houston, granddaughters Jeanna Morgan of College Station, Holly Capps and Ashley Capps of Hillsboro, Crystal Cantrell of Itasca. Great granddaughter Naomi Dominguez of Hillsboro. Brother Harvey McAdams of Mabank and sister Vera Dixon of Corsicana. Many nieces and nephews and special friend and angel Ethel Coley of Corsicana.

Horace was raised on farms in the Emhouse area and attended school until having to go to work to help support his family. Horace served in the U.S.Army in World War II taking part in the invasion of Leyte and Luzon in the Phillipines and in the occupation forces in Japan. Horace owned and operated McAdams Appliance Service for many years with his son John. he was a charter memeber of The Corsicana Emergency Corps and Police Reserve and served both organizations for many years. After retiring he enjoyed fishing, reading and poker but not necessarily in that order. The children in his neighborhood looked upon him like a grandfather. They knew he always had candy and juice for them. He was a loving father, grandfather and neighbor who will be missed by many. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to The American Cancer Society or Cedar Lake Hospice of Corsicana.

Visitation will be 6-8 pm Friday November 2, 2007 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be Saturday 11:00 am graveside at Dresden Cemetery.
 


Velna Oel (Wright) Newman
May 24, 1911 - Oct 26, 2007

Velna Newman
Velna Oel Newman passed away on Friday, October 26, 2007 at the age of 96, She was born in Pursley, Texas on May 24, 1911 to Conny Alvis and Henrietta Wright. She was a hairdresser. She is survived by her son - John Newman of Frankston; daughter-Jean Beckler; brother - Elven Wright of Corsicana; sisters - Gaynelle Gray of Tyler and Erma Christinson of Yamaca, Washington; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services are scheduled for Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 3:00 P.M. at the New Pursley Cemetery with Steve Handley officiating.


Clessie Mae (Hankins) Gullett-Brown-Warren 
Nov 16, 1911 - Oct 24, 2007

Clessie Warren
Clessie M. Warren 95 of Larue Texas, passed away October 24, 2007 in Chandler Texas. She was born November 16, 1911 near Konawa Oklahoma to Jim and Mattie Hankins. She married the late Leon Gullett in 1932, who passed away in 1955, she married the late Sid Brown who passed away in 1960, she married the late Leslie Warren who passed away in 1980. She was a devoted Christian who loved her God, a devoted mother who always put her children first in her life, a devoted grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She worked for Collin Street Bakery for a number of years and she was the oldest member of Leagueville Baptist Church near Brownsboro Texas.

Her children include son and daughter in law Leroy and Reba Gullett of Brownsboro, daughters and sons in law Jean and Dale Lane of Pursley, Joyce and Jerry Bruton of Corsicana and Pat and Ralph Dunklin of Larue. Devoted step son Bill Gullett of Huntsville, loving step daughters Inez Scott and Carolyn Pillow. She had 30 grandchildren two of which are deceased, 55 great grandchildren one of which is deceased and 33 great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6-8pm Friday October 26, 2007 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2pm Saturday October 27, 2007 at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Rev. Tom Bragdon and Rev. Mark Winskie officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons Jimmy Gullett, Marty Bruton, Scotty Bruton, Ricky Dunklin, Paul Dunklin, John Dunklin, Jamie Dunklin, David Hite, Eddie Lamb and Jeffery Lamb. Honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters Cathy Miller, Sue Hite, Wendy Granada, Kay Arp, Brenda Lowe, Sherri Collier, Autumn Cox, Cindy Eaves, Christy Bruton and Paula Garcia.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Elton Glen Lane
Mar 14, 1928 - Oct 24, 2007

E.G. Lane
E.G. Lane, 79, of Dawson, passed away October 24, 2007 in Corsicana. He was born March 14, 1928 in Union High to Joseph and Mattie Lyles Lane. Visitation will be Thursday October 25, 2007 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be held 10:00am Friday October 26, 2007 at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Ronnie Tanne and Rev. Brian Robertson officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will by Pete Chasteen, Heath Chasteen, Elmer Lee Tanner, Joe Thompson, Craig McEntire and Avery Bruce. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Lane, Ellis Montgomery, Joe Kyle, Randy Huse and Bubba Howerton. He is survived by wife Phyllis R. Lane of Dawson, daughter and son in law Sandy and Jack Reed of Dawson, sister Mildred Harris of Mexia, 2 grandchildren Craig McEntire and Misty McCallie, 5 great grandchildren Connor, Kimberly, Ashley, Cody and Justin. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


James Windell Vannoy
May 29, 1951 - Oct 20, 2007

James Vannoy
James Windell Vannoy, 56, passed away October 20, Saturday, 2007 at his home in Corsicana, Texas. He was born May 29, 1951 to James P. and Willa June Vannoy. He is survived by his wife - Diane Vannoy of Corsicana; 2 daughters - Sarah Ramsey and her husband Steve of Corsicana and Julie Vannoy of Kerrville; 3 grandchildren - Silas, Elijah and Noah Ramsey; his mother - Willa June Vannoy of Corsicana. Visitation will be Sunday, October 20, 2007 at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral service is scheduled for Monday, October 22, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with a graveside service Tuesday, October 23, 2007 in Medina, Texas at the Oakrest Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. with Glen Ballard officiating


Bruce Leon Meador, Sr.
1921 - Nov 3, 2007

Bruce Meador, Sr., 85, of Waco, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at a local hospital surrounded by his loving family. Services were held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Central United Methodist Church at with the Rev. Carl Freeto and the Rev. Pat McClatchy officiating and burial followed at Rosemound Cemetery. Visitation with the family was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the Garden Room at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey. Bruce was born in Blooming Grove, Texas, to Edgar Lee and Cora Rachel Meador. He graduated from high school and also from North Texas Agricultural College in 1941. As a WWII veteran, he served as Signal Corps Staff Sergeant in the United States Army, made six major landings in the South Pacific Theatre and ended his military career with the Occupied Forces in Japan. Bruce retired after 43 years service as a power plant superintendent for Texas Power and Light at the Lake Creek Steam Electric Station. Bruce was a member of the Central United Methodist Church. He loved spending time with his family and had a special place in his heart for all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His favorite pastime was camping with his group, "Kin and Friends." He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Myrtle Marie Meador; sons, Bruce L. Meador Jr., Scott Meador and his wife, Beth; brother, Alva and wife, Twila Meador; grandchildren, Vicki, Owen, Amanda, Sarah and Jonathan; great-grandchildren, Kinsley, Jasmine, Grace, Brooke, Emily and Zachary; nephews, Stephen and Nelda Meador, and Paul and Leslie Meador; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Paul Meador, Stephen Meador, Jonathan Meador, Owen B. Wingate III, Ronnie Harsh and James Fletcher. Honorary pallbearers were W.A. Hill Jr., Bob Bell, Rex Sonny Chambers, Vic Montaner, William May, Tom Page, Frank Anderson, Richard Jackson, Pat Stroman, Bob Van Valen, Keith Hague, R.W. Scott, Williard Kuretsch, Ernest Pursche, Carroll Fletcher, Jimmy Hyde, Dillon Herring, Allan Ray Cleveland, Wesley Hogue, Leon Yeary, Larry Webb, Men of Galilean Sunday School Class and John Kuehl. The family wishes a special thanks to Dr. Wayne Falcone and the Waco Cardiology Associates, Dr. Pat Pryor, Joyce Tucker, Providence Hospital and the 4th floor nurses and staff and to the Providence Auxiliary/Volunteers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church.

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Alice Deaner (Waller) Campbell-Toten
Sep 14, 1940 - Nov 3, 2007

Alice Deaner Toten
Alice Deaner Toten, 67, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. She was born Sept. 14, 1940, in Union High. She was a member of the Navarro Mills Baptist Church. Funeral services are 10 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Montgomery officiating and burial to follow at the Dresden Cemetery. Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Toten; and her mother, Ethel Waller. She is survived by two sons, Johnny Campbell and James Campbell of Frost; one daughter, Melinda Lane and her husband Freddie of Frost; two brothers, Bobby Waller of Emhouse and Frank and Doris Piksie of Benbrook; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Alice (Deaner) Toten
Alice (Deaner) Toten, 67 of Frost, passed away November 3, 2007 in Tyler Texas. She was born September 14, 1940 in Union High Texas. Visitation will be 6-8 pm November 6, 2007 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10:00 am Wednesday November 7, 2007 at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Rev. Ricky Woodall and Rev. Tommy Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gene Montgomery, Adam Montgomery, Tommy Montgomery, Mark Reamy, Nick Reamy and Robert Schultz. Honorary pallbearer will be Greg Stoehr. She is preceded in death by husband Jackie Toten and mother Ethel Waller. She is survived by sons Johnny Campbell of Frost and James Campbell of Frost. Daughter Melinda and husband Freddie Lane of Frost. Two brothers Bobby Waller of Emhouse and Frank Piksie and wife Doris of Benbrook. Nine grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.


Linda (Young) Perry
Mar 22, 1950 - Nov 3, 2007

Linda Young Perry
Linda Young Perry, 57, of Corsicana, beloved mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her went home to be with our Lord on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007. She will be missed greatly by everyone who knew her. She was born March 22, 1950, in Vallejo, Calif. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at New Chatfield Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Trull, Nathan Young, Walter Young, Marvin Young, Jerry Young, Kaiser Joseph, Willie Skilling and Alex Averitt. She was preceded in death by her parents, J. A. and Ruby Nell Young. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Juan Ortiz of Conroe and Brenda and Kaiser Joseph of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, John and Holly Perry of Corsicana; grandchildren, Carlos Ortiz, Nathan Ortiz, Christopher Ortiz, Jeffery Joseph, Breanna Joseph, Jessica Perry and Heath Perry; sister and brother-in-law, Candy and Jimmie Collier; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Birgit Young; brothers, Bruce Young, Joseph Young and James Young; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home. ∞
Published in the Corsicana Daily Sun from 11/6/2007 - 11/8/2007

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Obituaries
LINDA YOUNG PERRY
Mar 22, 1950 - Nov 3, 2007

Linda Young Perry, Beloved Mother, Grandmother, and friend to all who knew her went to be with our Lord on Saturday, November 3, 2007. She will be missed greatly by everyone who knew her. She was born on March 22, 1950 in Vallejo, California.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Father Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow in the New Chatfield Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Trull, Nathan Young, Walter Young, Marvin Young, Jerry Young, Kaiser Joseph, Willie Skilling and Alex Averitt.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, J.A. & Ruby Nell Young.

She is survived by Daughter & Son-in-law-Marilyn & Juan Ortiz of Conroe, TX Daughter & Son-in-law-Brenda & Kaiser Joseph of Corsicana, TX Son & Daughter-in-law-John & Holly Perry of Corsicana, TX Grandchild-Carlos Ortiz Grandchild-Nathan Ortiz Grandchild-Christopher Ortiz Grandchild-Jeffery Joseph Grandchild-Breanna Joseph Grandchild-Jessica Perry Grandchild-Heath Perry Sister & Brother-in-law-Candy & Jimmie Collier Brother & Sister-in-law-Michael & Birgit Young Brother-Bruce Young Brother-Joseph Young Brother-James Young Other-Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Cousins

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Linda Young Perry, 57, of Corsicana, beloved mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her went home to be with our Lord on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007. She will be missed greatly by everyone who knew her. She was born March 22, 1950, in Vallejo, Calif.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at new Chatfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Trull, Nathan Young, Walter Young, Marvin Young, Jerry Young, Kaiser Joseph, Willie Skilling and Alex Averitt.

She was preceded in death by her parents, J.A. and Ruby Nell Young.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Juan Ortiz of Conroe and Brenda and Kaiser Joseph of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, John and Holly Perry of Corsicana; grandchildren, Carlos Ortiz, Nathan Ortiz, Christopher Ortiz, Jeffery Joseph, Breanna Joseph, Jessica Perry and Heath Perry; sister and brother-in-law, Candy and Jimmie Collier; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Birgit Young; brothers, Bruce Young, Joseph Young and James Young; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Cruz Guerrero Sr.
abt 1937 - Nov 6, 2007

Cruz Guerrero Sr.
Cruz Guerrero Sr., 70, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, in Tyler. Services are 10 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating and interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Guerrero was born May 3, 1937. Survivors include his wife, Rafaela Guerrero of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Miguel and Angel Martinez of Corsicana and Cruz Jr. and Adriana Guerrero; sisters, Luz De La Rosa of Dallas, Frances Rodriguez, Dorothy Bell and Solomon Luna, all of Corsicana; granddaughter, Emma Madeline Guerrero of Corsicana; grandsons, Anthony Martinez and Brian Martinez, both of Corsicana; and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Julia Ann (Shivers) Lynch
Nov 2, 1845 - May 13, 1929

PIONEER RESIDENT BLOOMING GROVE IS BURIED TUESDAY
BLOOMING GROVE, May 14 - (Spl) Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Lynch, age 85, who died Monday morning were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Baptist Chruch here and were conducted by Revs H. B. Carraway, Corsicana, and G. L. Jones partner of the Baptist church here. Burial was in the Blooming Grove cemetery.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. L. McGee, Blooming Grove and Mrs. Sallie Yelberton, Cicis N.M.
Mrs. Lynch was born in Mississippi in 1844 but has been a resident of this community for fifty one years.

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G. E. Porter
Oct 31, 1862 - Apr 16, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR RESIDENT OF FROST
FROST, April 17 (SP) G. E. Porter, 67, long time resident of this community and a retired business man, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G. E. Moore [Cora Armstrong (Porter) Moore] one mile and a half south of Frost, at 10 o'clock Tuesday night, and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the family home with burial in the Frost cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. H. A. Conway, pastor of the Hope Baptist Church, of Corsicana.
Mr. Porter is survived by his wife and five children as follows: George Porter, Syttle, Ark.; Grantz Porter, Dallas; Mrs. Todd Stockard, Donna, Texas; Mrs. G. E. Moore, Frost; Miss Mable Porter, Donna.
Deene Brothers directed the funeral.

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Lynn Polson
March 12, 1965 - Nov 8, 2007

Lynn Polson
Lynn Polson, 70, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007 in Corsicana. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at the Bailey County Cemetery in Muleshoe with the Rev. Mike Goodwin of Festus, Mo. officiating. He was born Dec. 10, 1936 in Eufaula, Okla. He married Glena Miller Heathington in Muleshoe on March 12, 1965. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Dimmit, and a member of the Dimmit Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Glena, of Corsicana; two sons, Hal Heathington of Dallas, and Ron Heathington of Wharton; daughter, Gayla Shuster of Burleson; sister, June Boyd of McAlester, Okla.; two brothers, Clark Polson of Marble Falls and Dick Polson of Jay, Okla.; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA., 22312.Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home, Muleshoe.

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Lynn Polson, 70, of Corsicana, formerly of Muleshoe, died Nov. 8, 2007. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Bailey County Cemetery in Muleshoe. Ellis Funeral Home of Muleshoe.

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Agnes (Locklar) Boyd
Nov 13, 1911 - Nov 11, 2007

Agnes Locklar Boyd
Agnes Locklar Boyd was born on Nov. 13, 1911, in Navarro County and died on Nov. 11, 2007, in Dallas. She moved to Corsicana at an early age, graduated from Corsicana High School, and attended Mary Hardin Baylor College. Mrs. Boyd was an active member of First Baptist Church since 1924 and a member of the Gleaners Sunday School Class and the Solid Rockers Choir. She was a member of Kinsloe House Woman’s Club of Navarro County.

She was married on June 26, 1937, to Fullwood Boyd, who preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1985.

Mrs. Boyd was also preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Locklar of Corsicana; and brother, Bob Locklar of Waco.

Survivors are her daughter, Brenda Ann Boyd, and son-in-law, George Gilliam, of Dallas; one brother, Orville Locklar of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church. Officiating will be B.F. Risinger Jr. and the Rev. Jerry D. Godwin. A private burial service will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Brenda and George request in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to First Baptist Church, Corsicana, or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
 


Carleton Troy Russell, Jr
Mar 14, 1945 - Nov 4, 2007

Carleton Troy Russell, Jr. passed away November 4, 2007. A committal service will be held at DFW National Cemetery Tuesday November 13, 2007 at 1:OO P.M. with Rev. O.E. Permenter officiating. He is survived by his wife Betty. He is also survived by his children Rena' Austin, Carleton Russell, III, and Modrel Spicher.

Rhoda Leola (Hall) Griffin
1877 - Dec 1958

Mrs. Griffin Dies Saturday

BLOOMING GROVE, Dec 22 (Spl) - Mrs. Rhoda L. Griffin, 81, lifelong resident of Navarro county died at her home here Saturday morning following a lingering illness.
Funeral services were held from the Frist Methodist church Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Denzil Wright, Pastor.
Born in Pursley, Mrs. Griffin moved to Dresden in early childhood and had resided here for many years.  She was the widow of the late Oscar Griffin.
Surviving are six sons, Jim Griffin, Purdon; Lacy Griffin, Blooming Grove; Roy, Thomas, and Alfred Griffin, all of California, and Leo Griffin, Leveland; three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Compston, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Ina Tatum, California, and Mrs. Kathleen Liston, Dallas; two brothers, Henry Hall Raleigh and Grover hall, Denton; 27 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and other relatives.
Grandsons were pallbearers.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light, Corsicana, Texas, Tuesday, December 23, 1958, pg 11
  • View Obituary Clipping
  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

William Calhoun Mimms
1859 - Jan 31, 1943

WILL C MIMMS, AGED RESIDENT OF FROST, DIED SUNDAY

Will C. Mimms, aged 83 years, died at his home in Frost Sunday night about 6:30 o'clock. He had been ill for several weeks.
Funeral services were held at Frost, Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
A pioneer resident of the Frost community, he was well known in singing and other circles of the county. Mimms had been one of the organizers and promoters of the annual Frost Homecoming celebration each Armistice Day.
Surviving are his wife of Frost, two daughters, Mrs. J. M. Beane, Las Cruces, N.M., and Mrs. Smith, Colorado City; a son, Knox Mimms, Houston and other relatives.

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Ruth Ester (Thompson) Mimms
July 21, 1849 - Oct 11, 1927

AGED RESIDENT OF FROST PASSED AWAY TUESDAY EVENING

Special to the Sun.
Frost, Texas, Oct 12. - Mrs. Ruth Ester Mins, aged 78 years, died at her home here Tuesday evening at 6:20 o'clock from the Methodist church. The services were conducted by Rev. Chas. Diltz, pastor.
Mrs Mins had resided in Navarro County for about forty years.
Surviving are her husband D. D. Mins, and seven children. One son, Sam Mins, resides in Corsicana, and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Hyer, lives in Frost. The other five children are residents of Georgia.

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Frances Pearl (West) Keathley
Dec 25, 1877 - July 11, 1969

Mrs. Keathley
Services for Mrs. Frances Pearl Keathley, 91, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Frost United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery under the direction of McCormick Funeral Home.
Mrs. Keathley died Thursday in Arlington after a long illness. She was a resident of Frost before moving to Arlington. She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Arlington.
Survivors include two sons, Herman W. Keathley of Dallas and Maurice Keathley of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Niles of Austin and Mrs. Frances Lucas of Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Addie Tullos of Corpus Christi and Mrs. Otie Burns of Corsicana; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Frances Pearl (West) Keathley
Dec 25, 1877 - Jul 11, 1969

ARLINGTON, Texas - Mrs. Frances Pearl Keathley, 91, of 501 W. Division, an Arlington resident for 12 years, died here Thursday.

A native of Frost, Navarro County, Mrs. Keathley had resided at the Masonic Home for the aged since moving to Arlington.

She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Arlington.

Survivors: Two sons, Herman W. Keathley of Dallas and E. Maurice Keathley of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Miles of Austin, Mrs. Frances Lucas of Akron, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Addie Tullos of Corpus Christi and Mrs. Otie Burns of Corsicana; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in McCormick Funeral Chapel in Frost, Navarro County. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery.

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Funeral For Mrs. Keathley

Funeral was held at 11 o'clock Saturday morning in Frost United Methodist Church for Mrs. Frances Pearl Keathley who died Thursday morning in Arlington. Pastor Wesley Howard, Jr. was the minister and Miss Beverly Yates was organist.

Mrs. Keathley, a native of Mississippi, was 91 years of age. She had been living in the Masonic Home in Arlington the past 12 years after moving there from Frost.

Interment was in Frost Cemetery and Casket Bearers were Darrell Keathley, Frank Keathley, David Keathley, Malvin Keathley, Lamar Speer, Carl West and Dub Burns.

Mrs. Keathley is survived by two sons, Herman W. Keathley of Dallas and Maruice Keathley of Houston; daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Miles of Austin and Mrs. Frances Lucas of Akron, Ohio; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Addie Tullos of Corpus Christi and Mrs. Otie Burns of Corsicana.

McCormick Funeral Service was in charge.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - July 16, 1969
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Sallie E. (Brown) Hines
Apr 10, 1878 - Jun 9, 1945

MRS JOHN HINES BURIED IN DRESDEN MONDAY AFTERNOON

BLOOMING GROVE, Texas, June 11, - (Spl) - Mrs. John Hines aged 67 years died in a Corsicana Hospital Saturday at 6 a.m.
Funeral services were held here Monday from the First Baptist Church. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery. Rev. W. G. Griffith, pastor, officiated.
Surviving are her husband, two sons, Aubrey and B. F. Hines, a sister, Mrs. Julia Slay. Perkinston, Miss.; and two brothers, W. J. Brown, Natchez, Miss., and B. Frank Brown, Gulfport. Miss.
Pallbearers were J. E. Walker, G. D. Gillen, H. S. Whorton, E. J. Glenn, C. P. Lynch and Henry Allison
McCormick's Funeral Service directed.

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Fenton Melvin Young, Jr. 
Aug 2, 1918 - Jan 21, 1992

F.M. Young Jr.
F. M. (Fenton) Young Jr., 73, of Frost, died Jan. 21, 1992 at his residence.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Frost Methodist Church with John and Margaret Decker officiating. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery under direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
He was the owner of Young's Texaco in Frost until his retirement in 1983. Prior to that, he had retired from the pipeline construction business, having worked primarily for the H. B. Zachary Company in different parts of North America. He was a decorated World War II veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl Young of Frost; one son, Ronnie Young of Dallas; one daughter, Mary  Lindop of Rockwell; one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Jimmy Mitchell of Frost; two grandchildren, Kelly and Dustin Lindop of Rockwall; one sister, Earleen Doyle of Italy; and one brother, Travis Young of Fort Worth.
Pallbearers will be Truman Commons, Jo Parum,  Marion Green, Sonny Posey, William Lane and Jack Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will be James Mitchell, Bud York, Truitt Green, Truman Raley, Robert Raley and Cecil Putman

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Mary Effie (Toal) Downey
Jul 22, 1893 - May 3, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR MRS H. J. DOWNEY
Funeral services for Mrs. H. J. Downey, aged 46 years, who died in Ennis Friday night after a long illness, were held from the First Baptist church in Ennis.
Mrs. Downey, formerly Mary Effie Toal, was born at Emmett, Navarro county, July 22, 1893, and lived in Navarro County until 1915.
Her husband, a Cotton Belt engineer, died in 1928, and following his death, Mrs. Downey moved to Ennis.
Surviving are four children, Miss Evelyn Downey, district census stenographer here; Jack Martin Downey, Houston; Henry Malcolmn and Joe Carl Downey; both of Ennis; a grandson, mother, Mrs. Joaner Toal, Ennis; four brothers, A. F. Toal, H. M. Toal and P. M. Toal, all of Ennis, and J. L. Toal, Harligen; and four sisters.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 6, 1940
  • Daughter of Joseph Almarine Toal & Joanna Lee (Hagle) Toal
  • Grand daughter of Charles Toal and Mary Ann (Lovorn) Toal
  • Great Grand Daughter of Henry Toal & Mary "Polly" (Wilson) Toal
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Mitchell McKinney
abt 1831 - Jan 1932

Ex-Slave Dies at Are of 101 Years
Mitchell McKinney, 101 year-old negro, among the last of the old slaves residing in Corsicana, known to his white friends as "Uncle Mitch," died this morning.
The body is being held at Hardee's funeral Home until sufficient means can be raised to pay the expenses of the old ex-slave's funeral
Anyone desiring to contribute funds for the burial of "Uncle Mitch" are requested to get in touch with Hardee's Funeral Home.

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Annie M. (Hunter) Warrington
May 24, 1885 - Oct 15, 1959

Mrs. Warrington Funeral Friday
FROST. Oct 16 (Spl) - Mrs. R. N. Warrington, 74, native of Frost died Thursday noon in the Memorial Hospital at Corsicana.
Mrs. Warrington, who with her late husband operated a grocery store here for a number of years, had been in bad health the past year.  Her death was brought on by a fall in which she fractured a leg and then suffered a stroke.
Funeral services were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist church here.  Rev. Harold Thompson, pastor, conducted the rites. Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church, assisted. Interment was in the Frost Cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters Mrs. Clyde Smith and Mrs. W. E. Doyle, both of whom reside in Frost.
Pallbearers were Edwin Sheppard, J. C. Young, Pete Sharp, Rex Patterson, W. E. Stevenson, F. S. Maline, Buster Doyle, and Jimmie Hooser.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Rickey Wayne Doss
Nov 27, 1944 - Nov 16, 2007

Rickey Wayne Doss
Rickey Wayne Doss, 62, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 in Dallas. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rufus Nutt officiating. Interment will follow at Kemp Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gene Harrison, Jason Brunton, Paul Dunagan, Gene Yarborough, Michael Cote and Steven Tucker. Mr. Doss was born Nov. 27, 1944 in Dallas. He was a truck driver. He loved to fish and was an avid bird watcher. He was preceded in death by his parents, M. L. and Maxine Doss; and granddaughter, Cierra Yarborough. Mr. Doss is survived by his wife of 42 years, Patricia Doss of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Traci and Gene Harrison, Sandy and Chuck Majors, and Rikki Doss, all of Corsicana; son, Jeremy Doss of Corsicana; granddaughters, Cecilie Harrison, Kelsie Harrison, Tori Majors and Jade Doss, all of Corsicana; and grandsons, Jacob Harrison, Eric Majors, Payton Doss and Caleb Doss, all of Corsicana. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Frank Meredith Walker Sr.
Jan 2, 1919 - Nov 16, 2007

Frank Meredith Walker Sr.
Frank Meredith Walker Sr. died Nov. 16, 2007. A celebration of his life will be held at 5 p.m. today at Pine Grove Church Life Center in Monroe, La. Pastor Dale Walker will be officiating. Visitation will follow immediately after. Frank Walker was born Jan. 2, 1919, in Bazette. In 1925, he moved with his family to Corsicana, where he grew up and graduated from Corsicana High School. He then attended St. Edwards University in Austin and the University of Texas. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Air Force and stationed in England. Mr. Walker came to Monroe, La., in 1948 as a salesman for Del Monte. In 1953 he opened his first restaurant and continued in the business for 35 years. He loved the hamburger business and perfected making the best one in town. His hamburgers have yet to be matched and they are still talked about by his many faithful former customers. Mr. Walker was the last child of six born to James Gibson and Maggie Garvin Walker. He was preceded in death by his son Frank Meredith Walker Jr. and his granddaughter Nina Elise Walker. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Billie Etheredge Walker, his son Dale Walker and his wife Lydia; his daughters, Becky Ford and her husband Keith, Melanie Turner and her husband Randy, Lisa Herrock and her husband John, and Carrie Walker; grandchildren, Jared, Whitney, and Mollie Walker, Lindsey, Austin, Carlie, and Maggie Turner, Caitlin, Emma, Olivia, and Owen Herrock, Andrew Ford, and Liz Cottrill, Meredith Price, Brooke, Carmen, and Slade Walker; two great-grandchildren; nephews, Joe and Jerry Walker; and nieces, Connie Galloway and Cathy Donovan. Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Church, Loop Road, Monroe, La. Arrangements by Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe, La.

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Myrtle L. (Ray) Bass
May 26, 1941 - Oct 9, 2007

Myrtle L. Ray Bass
Myrtle L. Ray Bass passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, in Dallas. She was born May 26, 1941, in Corsicana to Roy and Thelma Goode Ray. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Corsicana. Ms. Bass was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Kim Traphagan of Shawnee, Kan.; a son, James “Jim” Michael Bass; a daughter, Marcella Ott of Farmersville; and granddaughters, Ashley and Amanda Traphagan and Natalie and Elizabeth Ott. Other survivors include her sisters and brothers-in-law, Naomi Johnston of Kerens, Barbara and Earl Gilbert Sr. of Teague, Martha and Robert “Buck” Holditch of Red Oak, and Wanza Ray of Greenville; and brother and sister-in-law, Alton and Shirley Ray of China Spring; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery conducted by Alton Ray and Earl Gilbert Sr. Arrangements by Heritage Cremation Services Inc., Richardson.

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Charlie Baumgartner
Jul 14, 1933 - Nov 15, 2007

Charlie Baumgartner
Charlie Baumgartner, 74, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, in Tyler. He was born July 14, 1933, in Corsicana to Walter and Jessie Baumgartner. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. John LaNoue officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Lindsey Hughey, Barry Hughey, Austin Hughey, David Baumgartner, Wayne Bonner, Greg Baumgartner, Brad Baumgartner, Gary Dees and Tim Hill. Survivors include his wife, Sue Baumgartner of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Carolee and Doug Hughey; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Peggy Baumgartner of Corsicana, Don and Judy Baumgartner of Dresden and Tommy and Judy Baumgartner of Retreat; sister and brother-in-law, Francis and David Crockett of Corsicana; grandchildren, Lindsey, Chelsea, Barry and Austin; great-grandchild, Mickelson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Thomas Fields Sr.
Jan 13, 1935 - Nov 13, 2007

Thomas Fields Sr.
Thomas Fields Sr., 72, of Dallas, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007 at the University of Southwest Zale Lipsky in Dallas. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Mr. Fields will lie in state from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Denley Drive Baptist Church, 1519 Denley Drive, Dallas. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Denley Drive Baptist Church with the Rev. Aaron Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. He was born Jan. 13, 1935 in Barry. Mr. Fields is survived by his wife, Betty Fields of Dallas; five children; sister, Patricia Sanders and husband Roy of Corsicana; brother, William E. Fields of Dallas; and other relatives and friends. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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FIELDS, SR., THOMAS, 72, resident of Dallas, TX. formerly of Corsicana, TX. passed away November 13, 2007 at U.T. Southwest Zale Lipsky, Dallas, TX.; survivors include: Wife, Betty Fields of Dallas, TX.; five children; other relatives Services: Funeral service Saturday 11:00 a.m. Denley Drive Rapt. Church-1519 Denley Dr. Dallas, TX. He will lie in state at the church on Saturday 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Burial: Woodland Memorial Park-Corsicana, TX. Ross and Johnson Mortuary 1100 E. 5th Ave. Corsicana, TX903-872-4661
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Carl B. Lee
Oct 29, 1922 - Nov 14, 2007

Carl B. Lee, 85, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, in Corsicana. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be at noon Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Pastor Curtis Gilbert and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Patrick Alan Lee, Walter Doyle Jayroe, James Mack Jayroe and Brian Jayroe. Mr. Lee was born Oct. 29, 1922, in Streetman. He was a member of Missionary Baptist Church and the American Legion Post 22 of Corsicana. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter R. and Susie Lee. Survivors include his wife, Carol Lee of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, Mack and Virginia Lee of Grand Prairie; sisters, Margaret Atkinson of Goree, and Fay Jayroe and Mae McCraw, both of Magnolia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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John Edgar Bewley, Jr.
Sep 3, 1921 - Oct 20, 2007

A memorial service for John E. Bewley of Chandler, Ariz., formerly of Corsicana, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse. Mr. Bewley passed away on Oct. 20, 2007, at his home. He was born on Sept. 3, 1921, in Dexter, Texas. He graduated from Emhouse High School in 1940, and entered the U.S. Army in 1940. He served as a radio operator and communications specialist in North Africa and Europe and was discharged in 1945.Using the Army training, he had a 40-year career in the television repair business. He relocated to Arizona in 1983 where he retired. Mr. Bewley was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his wife, Norma of Chandler, Ariz.; one sister, Ernie Fincher of Corsicana; one daughter, Reba Wills of Arlington; daughter-in-law, Shirley Bewley of Lewisville; a nephew, Edgar Montgomery of Corsicana; three stepchildren, six grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Wayne Bewley in July 2007; and a daughter, Joyce Elaine Krebs in 2003. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Lottie L. James
Jul 12, 1919 - Nov 9, 2007


Lottie L. James, 88, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at her residence.Quiet hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Scott Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Second Mission Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry L. Polk officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Spencer, Patrick Spencer, Glen Riles, Charles Riles and Gary Gardner. Mrs. James was born July 12, 1919, in Leon County. She was a member of Second Mission Baptist Church where she served on the usher board. She attended school at Cairo School in Centerville. She was preceded in death by one sister, one niece and one stepson. Survivors include her husband, Tracy James of Corsicana; four sisters, Frances Riles, Ida Mae Birden, Rosie Green and Katie Spencer; one brother, L. D. Small; and a host of other relatives and friends. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Evia (Curtis) Lewis
Jul 5, 1925 - Nov 17, 2007

Mrs. Evia Lewis, 82, of Wilmer passed away on Saturday November 17, 2007 in Lancaster, Texas.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday November 19, 2007 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at the Pattison Cemetery with the Rev. Floyd Petersen officiating.

Mrs. Lewis was born in Hope, AR July 5th, 1925 to Floyd and Florence Curtis. She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Lewis; brother Thomas Butch Curtis; and sister Fern Shugart. Mrs. Lewis is survived by her son James Slough and his wife Phyllis of Wilmer; granddaughter Diane Bennett and her husband Tony of Red Oak, Phyllis Toland and her husband Kenneth of Combine; grandson Tommy Curtis and his wife Penny of Corsicana; ten great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; sister Helen Mitchell and her husband David of Allen.

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Evia Lewis, 82, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 in Lancaster. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Pattison Cemetery with the Rev. Floyd Petersen officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Elizabeth Pauline (Rascoe) Collins-Onstott
Sep 8, 1918 - Nov 12, 2007

Graveside services for Elizabeth Pauline Onstott, 90 of Carthage, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 15, 2007 at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery in Corsicana with Dr. Allen Tilley officiating. Services are under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Mrs. Onstott died November 12, 2007 in Carthage, Texas.
Mrs. Onstott was born September 8, 1918 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas. She was the only child born to the marriage of William Thomas and Clara Nelson Rascoe. She was raised in Corsicana and graduated schools there [CHS 1936]. She met and married a pipeliner Floyd Ezra Collins and together they raised a son in a loving Christian home until Floyds’ death in 1963. She later married Bill Onstott, both she and Bill were restaurant owners of the B&E Restaurant in Malone, Texas until Bill preceded her in death. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carthage.
Her survivors include devoted son Don Collins and wife Linda, of Carthage; grandchildren Donna Burchett and husband Jim and their children Ryan and Michael, and Gary Collins and wife Leslie and their children Natalie and Morgan; many other dear friends she leaves behind.
Visitation will be held from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at Hawthorn Funeral Home.
The family suggest donations to First Baptist Church of Carthage building fund.

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Viola (Massey) Conant
May 12, 1910 - Oct 28, 2007

Viola Conant
October 28, 2007
Services for Viola Conant, 97 of Tyler, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home with Rev. Dale Perry and Rev. Tim McKeown officiating. Burial will be at Tyler Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Conant went to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, October 28, 2007 in Tyler. She was born May 12, 1910 in Kosse, TX. to the late John Massey and Nancy Ann Roberts Massey. She has lived in Tyler since 1952, having also lived in Corsicana and Arp. She was a homemaker and 55 year member of Friendly Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Conant; 3 grandsons, Don Bailey, Gregory Bailey and Jeffrey Utz; and she was the last of all her brothers and sisters who preceed her.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Thurman and Gertie Conant of Tyler; two daughters and a son-in-law, Louise Bailey of Tyler and Shirley and Elvyn Utz of Longview; 7 grandchildren, Keith Bailey, Suzanne Baker, Debbie Rakestraw, David Conant, Amy Fouse, Byron Utz and Carrie Potter; 15 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Keith Bailey, Don Dickson, David Conant, James Rakestraw, Byron Utz and Doug Fouse. Honorary pallbearers will be all of her grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1301 S. Broadway, Tyler 75701.

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