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Rosanna Woolsey Austin
abt 1919 - Sep 25, 2008

Rosanna Woolsey Austin, 89, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, at her home. Mrs. Austin was born in Corsicana and lived in Chattanooga for 65 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Austin; son, Cardinal Woolsey Jr.; and brother, Otis Rector. She retired from East Brainerd Elementary School after a 30-year teaching career. She was a lifetime member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and the Fellowship Sunday School Class. She adored her grandchildren and was thankful and blessed that her grandson, Capt. Matthew Woolsey, had just returned from a 15-month deployment from Iraq and she got to meet her great-granddaughter, Grace. The family wishes to thank all the caregivers at Carestone Assisted Living facility where she lived for the past three years. She was a faithful fan of the Atlanta Braves and Lady Vols basketball and was the most knowledgeable sports fan for her age. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Pat (Jane) Woolsey of Franklin, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Laura Yann, Matthew (Katherine) Woolsey and Chris Woolsey; and great-granddaughter, Grace Woolsey. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Randy Martin officiating. Interment followed in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 6314 E. Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Johnie Mildred (Farish) Lynch
Apr 20, 1924 - Nov 6, 2008

Johnie Mildred Farish Lynch passed away Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born April 20, 1924, in Cryer Creek. She worked in the banking industry for 40-plus years, retiring as cashier of State National Bank of Corsicana/Bank One of Corsicana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Lynch; birth mother, Viola Phelps Farish; father, Roy Farish; mother, Tommie Nicholson Farish; brothers, Buford “Hoss” Farish, Wendell Farish and Dudley Farish; and sisters, Wilmer Farish Lee and Cleo Farish Brown. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Doris Lynch of Corsicana; granddaughter, Kerri Lynch Barham and husband Scott of Corsicana; grandson, Matt Lynch and wife Kristen of Blooming Grove; five great-grandchildren, Collin Barham, Claire Barham, Carson Barham, Kenadee Lynch and Lane Lynch; sisters, Lucille Farish Collier of Prescott, Ariz., Bettye Ann Farish Collins of Kilgore and Tommie Dean Farish Wheeler of Tyler; sisters-in-law, Tish Farish of San Antonio, Helen Farish of Blooming Grove, Marie Lynch Beene of San Antonio and Elaine Lynch of Highland, Calif.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Boyd and Lovene Lynch Bryant of Blooming Grove and Troy and Billie Joyce Lynch Rawson of Cottonwood, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Matt Lynch, Scott Barham, Jim Roy Brown, Marc Bryant, Ricki Crenshaw, Bob Farish, Larry Farish, Don McGraw and Roland Southard. Honorary pallbearers will be Collin Barham, Carson Barham, Lane Lynch, Sonny Boyd, Charlie Boyd, Elwood Ferrell, Grady Hendrix, Sidney Moore, Ralph Putman and Glenn Wiggs. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Robert Michael Wood
Nov 8, 1946 - Nov 6, 2008

“Mike” as we new him was born Nov. 8, 1946 to Gene Wood and Dora Lee Quinn Wood. He was the oldest of the family, made up of Donna Wood Beardsley, Michelle Wood Silar, Nicky Wood McCluney, and Mark Wood. He died in Tyler after heart surgery on the morning of Nov. 6, 2008. Mike was blessed to have his devoted wife Kristina Wood as well his children Chris Wood, Jennifer Wood Pack, Sidney Wood, Michael Wood, and Devin Wood at his bedside when he passed. He is also survived by three grandchildren; Alex, McKenzie, and Maddix. Mike was a graduate of Corsicana High School in the class of 1965. He attended Navarro College. He lived and worked in Egypt and the Middle East for many years. He owned an oil field servicing and consulting firm named WOOD INTERNATIONAL. At Mike’s request, a funeral service will not be held. The Wood family will host a memorial service at their residence (620 SE County Road 3124C Corsicana, TX 75109) on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008 from 2 to 4 p.m. Please come and help celebrate the life and memories of this loving father and friend. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Heart Association in Mike Wood’s honor (American Heart Association P.O. Box 841125 Dallas, TX 75284-1125). Donations can also be made online at donate.americanheart.org. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Sasha (DeLaRosa) Green
Jan 5, 1983 - Nov 6, 2008

Sasha DeLaRosa Green, 25, of Rice passed away on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008. She was born on Jan. 5, 1983, in Corsicana. She was employed at Wal-Mart Super Center in Ennis. She is survived by her husband Heith Green; parents Raul and Christine DeLaRosa; sister Dirah Dee Holland; nieces Brianna and Camryn Ayala; grandmothers Olga Carrizales and Rachel DeLaRosa; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Pallbearers will be David Carrizales, Daniel Carrizales, Jared Carrizales, Francisco Lopez Jr., Johnny Raymond Gonzales and Eddie Castillo. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

My Sis Apart we are
You’ve gone so far And now I’m all alone
To think of you
And cry for you
To wonder why your gone
Now Its just me So lost you see
Because you’re not around
The love we shared The laughs we shared
The friendship we had found
You’ll always bea hero to me
Because you were so strong
I love you sis
You will be missed
With us you did belong.

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Dorothy Fay (Soape) Whiteside
Jun 19, 1926 - Nov 7, 2008

Mrs. Dorothy Fay (Soape) Whiteside passed away on Friday, Nov. 7, 2008 at The Hospice of East Texas Homeplace in Tyler following a stroke in her home in Athens. She was a resident of Athens for 45 years. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gordon McDaniel, Dusty Dickerson, John Cummings Jr., Shawn Zahradnik, Lonnie White, Corey Soape, Christopher Price and Justin Price. Mrs. Whiteside was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Whiteside; parents, Roy and Lillian Soape; sisters, Katherine White and Beatrice Tramel; brothers, Hudson Soape and Donald Soape. She leaves to cherish her memory her son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Judy Whiteside of Garland; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Thad Blocker of Whitehouse; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Memorials are suggested to the Hospice of East Texas Homeplace, 4111 N. University, Tyler, TX, 75701.Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Paul "Wimp" Childress
Apr 15, 1936 - Nov 7, 2008

Paul “Wimp” Childress, 72, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008 in Corsicana. He was born on April 15, 1936 in Barry to J. B. and Charlotte Childress. He grew up in Navarro County and attended Navarro Junior College; served in the Texas Air National Guard; worked at Exxon Service Station on Second Avenue while attending college; worked in the automotive parts business and owned Service Auto Supply. He began selling cars in 1977 at Red Bird Ford, and then at Big Tex Ford. “Wimp” was fleet manager for the dealership from 1978 to 2008. He is survived by his wife Jackie of Corsicana; daughter, Cayla Anderson and husband Dell of Glendale, Ariz. and their children Taylor, Caden and Canyon; step-daughter, Paige Garza of Cedar Hill and her children Jacob, Enzo and Vince; step-brother, Eddie Walker and wife Diane of Dallas; step-sister, Joyce Rash and Richard of Corsicana. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea and the Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Dell Anderson, Charlie Collier, Bobby Howard, Vic Howell, Johnnie Edwards, Johnny Johnson, John Wallace and Bob Murphey. Honorary pallbearers will be Arlin St. Clair, C.A. Carroll, Bill Brummelt, Bobby Owens, Mike Forns, Richard Rash, Clarence Turner, Henry Jackson and Larry Balkum. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association in memory of “Wimp.” Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Annie (Mitchell) Bowden
Apr 13, 1911 - Nov 9, 2008

Annie Mitchell Bowden, 97, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born on April 13, 1911, in Tupelo, Texas, to Herbert and Eva Mitchell. She was married to R. M. Bowden for 70 years, and he preceded her in death on July 5, 1999. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and Dr. David Edwards officiating. Mrs. Bowden is survived by her son, R. M. “Son” Bowden Jr. and wife Betty of Corsicana; daughter, Lois Peebles and husband Jerry of Arlington; grandchildren, Carolyn Scott of Greenville, Cindy Williams and husband Terry of Corsicana, Tom Bowden and wife Vicki of Corsicana, Jeff Peebles of Bastrop, and Amy Crow and husband Chad of Arlington; great-grandchildren, Andrea Williams Coker and husband Mike of London, England, Devon Bowden of Corsicana, Jacob Williams of Corsicana, Madison Crow of Arlington, Annie Caroline Crow of Arlington, and Devon Patrick and wife Crystal of Corsicana; great-great-grandson, Kaden Patrick of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1301 S. Broadway, Tyler, TX 75701; First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, TX 75110; or Warehouse Living Arts Center, 119 W. Sixth Ave., Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Will Roy Phillips
Aug 26, 1926 - Nov 10, 2008

Will Roy Phillips, a resident of Grand Prairie, passed away on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, in Arlington at the age of 82. He was born in Blooming Grove on Aug. 26, 1926, to Edgar Phillips and Carrie Baggett Phillips. Will was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Earl Phillips, Doyle Phillips and Douglas “Bubba” Phillips and sisters Lillian Williams, Clara Jane Wilson and Ada Louise Spencer. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Kristi Phillips of Grand Prairie; son, Everett Powell and wife Debbie; brother-in-law, Tauno Nurmi of Finland; seven nieces and nephews and many friends and golf buddies. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Randy Tucker officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Blooming Grove Masonic Lodge No. 497. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Elsie J. Saltz
abt 1926 - Nov 10, 2008

Elsie J. Saltz, 82, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. Services will be held at a later date at Allen Funeral Home in Morristown, Tenn.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Wendell Fred Warren
June 16, 1921 - Nov 12, 2008

Wendell F. Warren, a resident of Blooming Grove, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, in Italy at the age of 87. He was born in the Raleigh community to Fred Warren and Elsie Curry Warren on June 16, 1921. Wendell was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. He was employed for more than 30 years as a district director with the Agriculture Services Department (A.S.C.S). He was a member of the Dawson Masonic Lodge and loved his cattle and going to the farm. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Weldon Warren, Pete Warren, Buck Warren and Joe Dean Warren, and sister Helen Louise Warren. Survivors include his wife, Helen Warren of Blooming Grove; daughters, Donna K. Krnavek and husband Issy of Barry and Susan Risinger and husband Jackie of Paris; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Ted Warren and wife Wanza of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Brother Darren Boyd officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Danny Patterson, Carlos Warren, Gary Patterson, Freddie Warren, Charles Warren, Bill Warren, Wendell Curtis Warren and Terry Glen Warren. Honorary pallbearers will be Willie Warren, Gordon Griffin and Eddie Trumpler. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Shriner’s Hospital. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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William Allen "Sonny"  Jamison
Nov 21, 1936 - Nov 12, 2008

William Allen Jamison passed away in his sleep on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at his home in College Station, at the age of 71.He was born Nov. 21, 1936, in Roane to Allen and Ola Faye Jamison. Known as “Sonny,” he graduated from Corsicana High School in 1954 and later graduated from Sam Houston State University. He received his master’s degree in agricultural science from Texas A and M University. Sonny was recognized as a devoted supporter of Aggie athletics. He was a longtime educator in the field of agriculture and science for many schools including Corsicana, College Station, and Celina. Sonny had a passion to teach students about the things he loved like raising poultry and baseball. Sonny was an expert in the field of poultry and judged and participated in many statewide competitions. He coached numerous award-winning agricultural judging teams throughout his educational career. Sonny enjoyed coaching “Pony” league baseball and had a lifelong positive effect on many young baseball players in Corsicana. He was a member of First Christian Church of Corsicana. Sonny operated the Oaks Golf Course in Corsicana for many years and improved it to become a wonderful public course. He made many friends through the golf course and other businesses he owned. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Ola Faye Jamison. Survivors include his wife, Karen Jamison of College Station; his sister, Janice McCrory of Corsicana; mother of his four children, Ann Jamison of Bryan; children, Rickey Jamison and wife Donna of College Station, Joni Hollingsworth and husband Dean of Magnolia, Janet Houston and husband Larry of Rockwall, and Jeri Watkins and husband Scott of Corsicana; grandchildren, Jordan Philbeck of College Station, Ashley Burns of Corsicana, Tara Smith of Gunter, Kristan Humber of Tyler, Meagan Durden of College Station, Tifani Hollingsworth of Magnolia, McKenna Watkins of Corsicana, and Caleb Watkins of Corsicana. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. today at the College Station Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. today at Northside Baptist Church chapel. Arrangements by Hillier Funeral Home, Bryan.

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Ruby Ailene (Jordan) Lawrence
Sep 30, 1916 - Nov 12, 2008

Ruby Ailene Lawrence, 92, of Dawson went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, in Corsicana. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Michael Redmond officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery. Ruby was born Sept. 30, 1916, in Dawson to Charlie and Annie (Taylor) Lawrence [should be Jordan]. She attended Union High School in an area of south of Dawson known as the “Blacklands.” She was united in marriage to Windol Eugene Lawrence in 1940. Ruby worked for Mexia State School as a ward clerk for over 17 years and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Dawson. She was a devoted and loving mother, sister and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 41 years, Windol Lawrence in 1981; and four sisters, Nellie Jordan in 1971, Erma Evans in 1999, Charlsie Jordan in 2002, and Callie Roloff in 2004.Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Houck of Corsicana; son, Ronnie Gene Lawrence of Corsicana; three grandchildren, Brad Houck of Denton, Rhonda Houck of Frisco and Jamie Lawrence Ayers of Fate; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Dawson or Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Merle Sheppard
Apr 16, 1911 - Nov 12, 2008

Merle Sheppard, 97, passed away Wednesday, Nov., 12, 2008, in Athens. He was born to E.L. and Lulu Sheppard in Lone Cedar on April 16, 1911. He was a resident of Kerens, and had been a bus driver for the Mildred School District. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Sheppard; and two daughters, Juanita Sheppard and Nelda Horn. He is survived by his son-in-law, Tommy Horn of Navarro; grandson, Michael Horn and wife Stephanie of Kerens; great-grandchildren, Ashley Horn, Tommy Horn, Wade Horn, Michaela Horn, Skyler Horn, Jalyn Horn and Hannah Horn; great-great-grandchildren, Cadence Bancroft, Caleb Bancroft and Corbin Bancroft. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at the Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Steve Collier, Tommy R. Horn, Tommy M. Horn, Mike McCaleb, Taylor Sibils and Justin Bancroft. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Catherine Horvath
Oct 14, 1932 - Nov 11, 2008

Catherine Horvath, 76, of Mexia, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008 at Scott and White Hospital in Temple. She was born in Corsicana on Oct. 14, 1932. Catherine lived with Epilepsy since 1933 when she was diagnosed in Corsicana. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill Horvath and Helen M. Horvath, Emery Horvath and Ida Horvath. Surviving family includes John Horvath of Corsicana, Ernest Horvath of Grapevine, Irene Ross of Corsicana, Sarah Morris of Powell, and Sam Horvath of Seven Points. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Corsicana. Donations can be sent to Epilepsy Foundation Texas — Houston/Dallas/Fort Worth at 2630 Fountainview Drive Suite 210 Houston, Texas 77057.Arrangements in Mexia by Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home, and local arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Kathlyn June Thompson
1945 - 1945

Kathlyn Thompson Died Sunday Night; Rites Held Monday

Kathlyn June Thompson, Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Thompson, died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday night at 11 o'clock.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made.
Surviving are the parents, grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Thompson, and Mr. and Mrs. A. D. McMichael, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.
Corley Funeral Home Directed.

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  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - June 12, 1945

E. P. Warden

FUNERAL SERVICES HERE ON SATURDAY FOR E. P. WARDEN

Funeral services for E. P. Warden, aged 76 years, who died in Tyler Thursday, were held at Oakwood cemetery Saturday afternoon where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. James Johnson.
Prior to moving to Tyler two years ago, he had resided in Navarro county 54 years.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Woodard, Miss Evie Warden and Mrs. Gertrude Story, all of Tyler, and Mrs. Burl Jones, Wichita Falls; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Allen Wayne Sanders
abt 1941 - June 1945

ALLEN W. SANDERS, LITTLE BOY, DIED IN SAN FRANCISCO

Allen Wayne Sanders, four-year son of Mr. and Mrs. Malone L. (Bone) Sanders, Corsicana, died Sunday morning at 11 o'clock in San Francisco, Calif. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock with Rev. Duward Geddie conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.
Surviving are the parents, a sister, Darlene Sanders, Corsicana, grandparents, MR. and Mrs. R. E. Arnold, Corsicana; an aunt, Mrs. Linnie Lee Powell, Corsicana; an uncle, R. F. Arnold, Jr., San Francisco, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Dale Taylor, Jack Holt, BIlly Ralph Elliott, Bennie Joe Crabb, BIlly Owen and Johnnie Yarbrough.

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  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - June 15, 1945

George T. Bradley
Oct 28, 1905 - June 17, 1945

George T. Bradley, aged 39 years, Navarro County treasurer, died at his home in Keens Sunday night at 10 o'clock following a several years illness.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the First Baptist church in Kerens with interment in the Oak Grove cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. W. Ousley, pastor of the church.
Bradley had resided in the Kerens community for 20 years. He was elected Navarro county treasurer in the November 1944 general election following his nomination in the Democratic primaries in the summer of 1944.
Surviving are his wife of Kerens, a son, George Bradley Jr., U.S. Navy Pacific Area; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Bradley, Trinidad, and several brothers and sisters and other relatives.
Naming of a successor to Bradley is expected to be considered Tuesday by the Navarro county commissioners court.
Perry Stockton of Kerens directed the arrangements.

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Jim H. Haney
Jan 3, 1882 - Dec 21, 1956

J. H. Haney, 74, Dies In Sleep

J. H. Haney, 74, was found dead in bed at his home between Streetman and Winkler early Saturday.
Haney lived alone. A neighbor paying a visit found the body at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Other neighbors last saw him go in his home between 2 and 3 p.m. Friday.
Justice of the Peace, Walter Hayes returned a coroner's verdict of death by natural causes.
Rites will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday from the McCammon chapel here. Burial will be in the Birdston cemetery. Rev. Riley E. Dale will conduct.
Haney is survived by a brother, J. D. Haney, Corsicana

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  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Dec 22, 1956
  • Son of Lafayette Haney & Ellen (Cloud) Haney

Ella M. (Horton) Coffey
Jan 30, 1868 - Dec 22, 1956

Mrs. J. L. Coffey Services Monday

Mrs. J. L. Coffey, 89, died at her residence, 1713 West Thirteenth avenue early Saturday.
Funeral rites will be held from the Corley chapel here Monday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Kirby McGuire and Rev. C. E. Stone will conduct services; Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.
Mrs. Coffey is survived by six sons, G. C. Coffey and J. C. Coffey, both of Corsicana, C. C. Coffey Chattanooga, Ten., W. D. Coffey, Hillsboro, R. L. Coffey, Houston and D. C. Coffey, Levelland, three daughters, Mrs. J. A. Covington and Mrs. C. E. Duke, both of Corsicana and Mrs. D. C. Gathright, Pursley, a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. John Davis, Waco; two brothers, J. M. Horton, Houston, and John Horton, North Carolina, and other relatives.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Dec 22, 1956

Joe Stewart Bryson
Nov 12, 1951 - Nov 14, 2008

Joe Stewart Bryson, 57, of Trinidad passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2008 in Tyler. He was born in Corsicana to O. S. Bryson Jr. and Ruth M. Coggins Bryson on Nov. 12, 1951. Joe worked for Brookshire’s as an artist in the advertising department. Survivors include his brother, Barry Bryson and wife Barbara of Hockley; former wife, Rita Bryson of Kansas; other family members and his extended family at Brookshire’s. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Deacon Lewis Palos of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Nelda Sue (Toten) Maddon-Warren
Aug 10, 1937 - Nov 15, 2008

Nelda Sue (Toten) Warren, 71, of Dawson, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 in Dallas. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating. Interment will follow at the Dawson Cemetery. She was born in the Dresden community on Aug. 10, 1937 to James D. Toten Jr. and Lena Lewis Toten. Survivors include her children; Harold Hollifield of Dawson, Jerrie Sue French and husband Ricky of Dawson, Dana Colvin and husband Jay of Kerens, and Shauna Duke and husband Josh of Kerens; seven grandchildren; sisters, Maxine Conger of Dawson and Mary Slater and husband Don of Navarro Mills; along with a number of nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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  • Published in the Corsicana Daily Sun from 11/16/2008 - 11/17/2008
  • TXBI: TOTEN NELDA SUE 8-10-1937 f NAVARRO ITALY LEWIS J. D. TOTEN

James Ernest Periman Sr.
July 14, 1902 - Dec 13, 1958

James Ernest Periman, 56, of 10853 Cassandra, a retired druggist, died Saturday en route to a hospital after suffering a heart attack in his home.
A native of Barry, Navarro County, he operated a drug store in Dallas from 1927 until his retirement in 1949. Periman was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Faye Herd of Dallas; four brothers, Cecil Periman and Robert Periman, both of Dallas; W. H. Periman of Lancaster and Boyce Periman of Wilmer.
Funeral services for Periman will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Sparkman's Funeral Chapel, 10501 Garland Road. The Rev. Richard C. White will officiate. Burial will be in Grove Hill Memorial Park.

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James Ernest Periman, Jr.
abt 1924 - 1951

Polio Takes Eighth Life

Dallas had its eighth polio death of 1951 early Friday when James E. Periman, 27, of 9443 Linda Drive, a television engineer at WFAA-TV, The Dallas News' Station, died with bulbar polio at Parkland Hospital.
Periman, who was to be father to a second child in a short time, had been critically ill since he was admitted to Parkland's isolation ward Oct. 19. The violent attack of polio had kept him in a respirator and under an oxygen tent all the time he was a patient.
Seven of this year's polio victims have died in the Parkland isolation ward. The other victim died at Methodist Hospital a few minutes after arrival and before the case could be diagnosed. Of the eight, seven were residents of the city and one lived in the county.
Periman was a native of Dallas, a graduate of Southern Methodist University and a Woodrow Wilson High School. He served five years as radio technician in the United States Army.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Periman; wife, Mrs. Daphine Periman, and a daughter, Linda, 4, all of Dallas; a brother Robert Periman, a student in the medical school at Galveston, and a sister, Mrs. Fay Herd of Odessa.
Private funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Weiland-Merritt Funeral Home.

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The United States flag at The Dallas News Building will be flown at half-staff Saturday for James E. Periman, employee of WFAA-TV, The Dallas News' station, who died Friday

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Albert Sidney Johnson
Dec 31, 1906 - Apr 1, 1938

JOHNSON - Corsicana, Texas, April 2. - Sidney Johnson, teacher in the Mansfield public schools, died in a Fort Worth hospital Friday. Funeral services were held Saturday t the Frost Methodist church. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Maggie Johnson, and one brother, J. P. Johnson both of Blooming Grove. Johnson was well known in Navarro County. The family lived at Frost before moving to Blooming Grove several years ago.

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Mansfield Teacher Died In Ft. Worth; Well Known Here
Sidney Johnson, teacher in the Mansfield public schools, died in the Methodist hospital in Fort Worth Friday following a short illness with pneumonia.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the Frost Methodist church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Maggie Johnson, and a brother, J. P. Johnson, both of Blooming Grove.

Mr. Johnson was well-known in Navarro county. The family formerly resided in the Frost community prior to moving to Blooming Grove several years ago.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR SIDNEY JOHNSON HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Sidney Johnson who died Friday morning following a short illness with pneumonia at the Methodist Hospital in Ft. Worth were held Saturday afternoon at the first Methodist church in Frost at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. H. R. McDaniel in charge. Rev. R. O. Sory of Mexia preached the sermon, Rev. W. O. Patterson and Rev. P. H. Vercher of Blooming Grove and Rev. J. W. Whitefield of West assisted. Interment was made at the Frost cemetery.

Mr. Johnson was a native of Navarro county, was born and reared at Frost and graduated from the Frost High school in 1924. He received his college degree from Trinity University and at the time of his death was a teacher in the Mansfield public schools.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Maggie Johnson, a brother, J. P.
Johnson and a host of friends.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, April 8, 1938
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Joe Wiley Ray
Mar 14, 1925 - Nov 13, 2008

Joe Wiley Ray: Born in Corsicana, TX on March 14, 1925 and died peacefully at home, with family by his side, in Patterson, CA on November 13, 2008 after a long battle with cancer.

Preceded in death by his parents Mr. & Mrs. Charley L. Ray , Joe is survived by his sister Letha Spinks of Glen Rose TX, 4 daughters, Brenda (Greg) Monroe, of  Hughson, CA, Beverly (Mike) Wright, of Patterson, CA, Bonnie (Mark) Claire and Ms. Belinda Allan, of Modesto, CA. He is also survived by 4 grandsons, Andre (Linda) Jensen of Sacramento, Damon Salinas, Thomas Allan and Robert Allan of Modesto, 2 granddaughters, Amber Holloway and Brooke Claire of Modesto, 2 great grandsons, Christopher Claire and Miles Holloway and one great granddaughter Natalie White-Allan. 

Joe enlisted in the Air Corps in 1943, during WWII. After the war, he and his growing family followed the oil fields and ended up in CA. He lived in Fresno for over 20 years before moving to Patterson, CA in 2006 to be closer to his family.  

Graveside services, with military honors, will be held on Wednesday, November 19 at 2 pm at the Pattison Cemetery [PATTERSON CEMETERY IN PATTERSON, CA]. No visitation will be held.



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Elsie Edna (Curry) Warren
Jan 18, 1894 - June 28, 1978

Services Held For Elsie Warren, 84

Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Warren, 84, mother of W.F. Warren of Blooming Grove, were held last week in Corsicana. Burial was in Dresden Cemetery for the native of Grimes County who had lived in Corsicana for 78 years.

Other relatives include five sons, W. C. Warren of Overland, Kans.; W. W. Warren of Wortham, D. D. Warren of Terrell, Joe D. Warren of Purdon and T. G. Warren of Corsicana; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Bazil Couch
Dec 6, 1916 - Nov 1, 2008

MINEOLA - Services for Baxil Couch, 91, Mineola, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Mineola with Dr. James B. Thompson and Dr. Mark Neeley officiating.
Burial will be in Mineola City Cemetery under direction of Beaty Funeral Home Mineola.
Mr. Couch Died Nov 1, 2008, in Mineola.
He was born Dec. 6, 1916, in Kerens to the late Andrew J. and Maud Ella Wesson Couch. He lived in Mineola since 1941, and was a retired engineer from Union & Pacific Railroad. He was a member orf First Baptist Church of Mineola, a 65-year member of Mineola Masonic Lodge, a Shriner, and a member of Mineola Railroad Museum and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nell Utz Couch.
Survivors include son, Larry B. Couch, Sunnyvale; daughter, Gayle Couch Craig, Mineola; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
If Desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas 4111 University Blvd. Tyler, 75701.

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Doris (Barrett) Pryor
Mar 16, 1916 - Nov 14, 2008

Doris Barrett Pryor went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, Nov. 14, 2008 at the age of 92. She was predeceased by her husband, (J.T.) Jacob Theodore Pryor and her parents, Fannie Mae Barrett and Byron Barrett. She was born in Comanche County, near Gustine, Texas on March 16, 1916. She is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Dale Millen of Palm Springs, Calif. and Mrs. Katherine Martin of San Antonio. She is also survived by her daughter, Patricia Lyle, son-in-law Ronald Lyle, granddaughter, Katherine Clarke and great-grandson, Sam Clarke. Mrs. Pryor lived in many areas of Texas as she and J. T. followed the oil business but considered Corsicana home and retired there. Mr. and Mrs. Pryor moved to Houston to be near family in 1992. Mrs. Pryor was a hairdresser, wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her Lord, her family and many little animal friends. She was never happier than when doing her needlework. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will take place at Hamilton–Beeman Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dorothy Mitchell
abt 1944 - Nov 2008

Dorothy Mitchell, 65, of Corsicana passed away Nov. 14, 2008 at Twilight Home. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today at Thirteenth Avenue Christian Church, 817 E. 13th Ave. Pastor Clyde Chambers will officiate, and burial will be in Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Gloria Faye (Magness) Herod
Sep 4, 1936 - Nov 18, 2008

Gloria Faye Magness Herod was born in Wortham on Sept. 4,1936, to Katie Evelyn Calame and William Doyal Magness. She passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, in Huntsville. She graduated from Wortham High School, received a bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, and master’s degree from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla. Gloria Faye was employed by the Texas Agriculture Extension Service in Crockett, Carthage and Corsicana. Prior to her marriage to S. F. Herod she taught in the Homemaking Department at Sam Houston State University. She later taught homemaking at Corsicana and Wortham. Mrs. Herod was a past worthy matron of the Richland Order Eastern Star Chapter 392, now affiliated with Corsicana Chapter 118.While living in Navarro County she was a member and active in the FUMC Choir, Christian Adult Sunday School Class, UMW Circle I, Food For Fitness, and WYO. While in Plano until her health failed, Gloria Faye assisted Custer Road Methodist Church with the weekly services at Evergreen at Plano. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Donna Doylene Magness. She is survived by a daughter, Holly Kaye and husband Steve Clay of Plano; grandson, Cooper Paul Clay of Plano; Holly’s father, S.F. Herod of Corsicana; brother, Fenley and wife Louise Magness of Huntsville; niece, Lesa and husband Kenny Hancock of Mexia; great-nieces, Taylor and Sydney Groveton of Huntsville; niece, Donna and husband Dale Story of Huntsville; sister-in-law, Euneva H. Taylor of Longview; and a host of cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one of the following: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245 (877) 272-6226; First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, TX 75110 (903) 874-5656; Order of the Eastern Star Corsicana Chapter No. 118 (District 1), 201 N. 15th St., Corsicana, TX 75110; or the charity of one’s choice. Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at First United Methodist Church. A visitation with the family will be held following the service in Jackson Parlor at the church. Interment will be held at Richland Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Traweek, Ken Murray, Brandon Blue, Monte Huggins, Friends of Paradise Bay, Homer Jones, Bob Gieske, Bill Greeson and Wayne Herod. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Louis Hixson
Jan 2, 1926 - Nov 18, 2008

Louis Hixson, 82, of Dawson, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, in Parkland Hospital in Dallas due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident Oct. 24, 2008. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at OakCrest Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Patrick Cemetery in Rock Creek with full military honors from the U.S. Navy. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Blvd., Waco. A memorial video honoring his life will be shown during the visitation and prior to the service. Louis Hixson was born in Rock Creek to Burt and Lillie (Young) Hixson on Jan. 2, 1926. He married Virginia (Dockins) Hixson in April 1946 in Oklahoma City, Okla. His daughter, Patricia Ann Hixson, was born on Jan. 13, 1947, in Waco.Louis was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and his daughter; sisters, Marie Hixson, Annabell Turk, Dorothy Garrett, Lillian Anderson and Margaret Goains; brothers, B.W. Hixson and Edward Hixson; and a step-grandson, Tony Gage.Louis was a retired Navy serviceman who proudly served his country fighting in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. After retiring from the Navy as a Boatswain Mate Senior Chief, he went on to work and later retire from the VA Hospital in Waco. For many years after his retirement, Louis could be found mowing yards and caretaking several local cemeteries, including his family cemetery, Patrick Cemetery, in Rock Creek. He actively served in his church, First Baptist Church of Dawson, for over 20 years. Louis was an active member of the YMCA of Corsicana. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his grandchildren, Brandon Hixson and spouse Karen, and Shawntee Warden and spouse Brandon of Dawson; a step-daughter, Madelyn Gage of Waco; a brother, Frank Hixson of Waco; three great-grandchildren, Ian Kinder, Caleb Hixson and Kayden Warden of Dawson; a step-grandson, Tim Gage and spouse Amy; three step-great-grandchildren, Chyenne, Cyerra and Jonah; and many nieces and nephews. After the service, friends and family will gather at the home of Madelyn Gage, 913 La Clede, Bellmead. Louis wrote a letter to his family that asked, when he died, “Do a kind deed for someone who needs it, or say a kind word to someone along life’s road who is down and out with no friends. If you do these things I will never die but live forever in your hearts. When you see a flock of birds fly by, I will be among them ... for they belong to God in heaven.” The family would like to thank the Dawson community for their love, concern, and prayers during this time. Arrangements by OakCrest Funeral Home, Waco.

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Joyce (Smith) Williams
Aug 3, 1922 - Nov 17, 2008

Joyce S. Williams, 86, of Waxahachie passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, in a Waxahachie nursing home. She was born to the late John G. and Bertha M. Bell Smith on Aug. 3, 1922, in Frost. Joyce graduated high school from Frost. She opened a diner in Frost then moved on to the Haggar Clothing Factory in Waxahachie. She also worked at Citizens State Bank in Frost as a teller. Joyce married the Rev. Frank R. Williams Jr. on a Sunday morning Oct. 14, 1962, after the regular church services were concluded to the congregation’s surprise. This began 40-plus years of dedicated service for them both in the Central Texas United Methodist Church organization. Joyce was very active in every church they pastored and took the role of being the pastor’s wife very seriously. She was very involved in the ladies ministry and various other functions of the church. She also enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be missed by so many who knew her and loved her. She is survived by her son, Russell Williams and his wife Judi of Waxahachie; her sister, Fanell Dunagan of Frost; her beloved grandchildren, Lindsey and Chase Williams of Waxahachie; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, the Rev. Frank R. Williams Jr.; her sister, Sarah Helen “Tommie” Moore; and her parents. Services to celebrate her life are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home with the Rev. Delbert Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at the Frost Cemetery. Arrangements by Wayne Boze Funeral Home, Waxahachie.

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Sharon (Crabb) Hackney
Oct 10, 1949 - Nov 20, 2008

Sharon Crabb Hackney went to be with our Heavenly Father on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born on Oct. 10, 1949, in Corsicana. She was baptized early in life, always thanking God before meals. She was a lover of dolphins that she acquired while working at Tropical Fish in Grand Prairie, and was a lifelong caregiver. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dresden Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Crabb; grandparents, Herman and Edith Hitt; uncle, Don Hitt; and sisters, Mary Carr and Lisa Montfort. She is survived by her daughter, Jan Foote; mother, Doris Crabb; sister, Brenda Thomas; nieces, Jamie Cobb and husband Logan, Tammy Burleson and husband Steve, and Stacy Sarates; great-nieces and nephews, Amanda Carr, Austin Boyd, and Zaithon Sarates; and a cousin, Kim Libal. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
 

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Martha Eva (Poarch) Ashford
Jan 3, 1923 - Nov 20, 2008

Martha Eva Poarch Ashford, 85, of Boyd was born on Jan. 3, 1923, to Flossy and Blake Poarch in Black Hills. She stepped into heaven on Thursday Nov. 20, 2008.Martha, a member of the greatest generation, was proud to have supported her country’s war efforts by working in Waco at an aircraft plant along with many other “Rosie the Riveters.” She was a dedicated wife, mother, and Nanny who will be missed by many. She was a member of the Methodist church in Rio Vista. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with her daughter, Jeannie Tune, officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Daryl Ashford, Micheal Tune, Larry Tune, Robert Tune, Eric Roye and Chase Forsythe. Mrs. Ashford was preceded in death by her husband, William Robert Ashford; daughter, Martha Sue Wharton; parents, Blake and Flossy Poarch; brothers, Aubrey, Rob and Paul Poarch; sisters, Jackie Russell and Nora Brewer. She is survived by her daughter, Sally Dart and husband Denton of Bedford; son, Mark Ashford and wife Donna of Arlington; daughter, Jeannie Tune of Watauga; daughter, Mary Wilson and husband Robbie of Boyd; daughter, Cynthia Crowson of Cleburne; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and two more on the way; sister, Dovie Marriott of Pilot Point; sisters-in-law, Doris Poarch of Ennis and Fay Poarch of Kaufman; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bishop Hospice, 2712 N. Hurstview Drive, Hurst, TX 76054. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jacob Madden Darby
Feb 27, 1991 - Nov 20, 2008

Jacob Madden Darby, 17, passed away Thursday night, Nov. 20, 2008. Jacob was born Feb. 27, 1991, in Corsicana to Linda Sue and Thomas Madden Darby and brother Tommy Earl Darby. The Darbys were all born in Corsicana. Jacob was the youngest of two children and the angel of his mother’s eyes. He adored his older brother and was the sweetest little boy two parents and a brother could have. He had a short life, he lived it the best he could, and was loved dearly by his family including his parents, brother, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends and will be missed by all so much. In Jacob’s own words from his personal Web page, “I always like to go to the movies and to the bowling alley and stuff. Lets see ... I love football and basketball. Fishing, I do that every once in a while; I LOVE MUSIC and I always try to keep up to date on the newest stuff out. I like all kinds of music except jazz and bluegrass.” He did like his movies and music and enjoyed so much seeing them and listening to them with his family. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Thomas Darby; grandparents, J.T. and Clara Mae Beasley; and his uncle, Buddy Beasley. He is survived by his parents, Linda Sue Darby and Thomas Madden Darby; brother, Tommy Earl Darby; sister-in-law, Anna Dawn Darby; grandmother, Angelene Madden Darby; uncles, Jerry Beasley, Carlton Beasley, Joe Darby and Andrew Darby; aunt, Janene Darby Mueller; great-aunts, Nester Smith and Bobbie Jo Darby; cousins, Wade Beasley, David Beasley, Scott Beasley, Kenneth Joe Darby, Micheal Mueller, Christopher Franklin, Lauren Darby Coker, Brooke Darby, Danika Darby, Chris Beasley, Andra Beasley and Shannon Beasley; and his friends from his hometown of Corsicana. Pallbearers will be Scott Beasley, Wade Beasley, Kenneth Joe Darby, Chris Franklin, Chad Barron, John Williams and Joe Darby. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Kerens. Services will be 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Accident Leaves Two Central Texas Teenagers Dead


(November 21, 2008)—Two Corsicana teenagers died Thursday night when the 1994 Honda Civic in which they were riding veered into the path of an oncoming 1997 Ford F-350 pickup truck on State Highway 31, about 2 miles west of Kerens in Navarro County.

The Department of Public Safety identified the victims as Aaron Jefferson [Tesmer], 17, and Jacob Madden Darby, 17, who the DPS said was driving the car.

Justice of the Peace Kirby Hill pronounced the teenagers dead at the scene at 8:45 p.m. Thursday.

The driver of the truck, Robert Duane Carpenter, 23, of Corsicana, was not injured.

A passenger in the truck, Anthony Wayne Skinner, 22, of Corsicana, received minor injuries and was taken by private vehicle to Navarro Regional Hospital.

The DPS said the teens were westbound on Highway 31 just before 8 p.m. Thursday when the car crossed the turn lane into the path of the eastbound pickup truck, which struck the Civic on the right passenger side.


Aaron Jefferson Tesmer
Aug 2, 1991 - Nov 20, 2008

Aaron Jefferson Tesmer, 17, of Corsicana, rejoiced with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008. He was born Aug. 2, 1991, in Corsicana to Randy William and Lynn Ann Tesmer. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church with Pastor Morgan Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Brashear, Gene Bullard, Frank Coble, Ron Feldman, Gene Laukonen and Jan Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will be Dang Nguyen, Brian Gregory, Nate Woodall, Jeremy Harrison, Daniel Adams, Casey Beauchamp, Nick Tafacory, Matt Porter, Kevin Bichell, Gabriel Gonzalez, Michael Williams, Aaron Hierholzer and Travis McQuary. Aaron was a senior at Corsicana High School. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church where he was baptized and confirmed. He was a member of the National Honor Society and the Corsicana High School golf team. Aaron loved life and found joy in the simple things. He savored the moments and truly appreciated the opportunities given to him. His hobbies included spending time with his sister, friends, and family; working on his car “the stang,” and working at Brookshire’s Grocery Store. He was preceded in death by grandfather, Jefferson Byrd Vangundy; grandfather, Norman Druckamiller; and cousin, Amber Vangundy. He is survived by his parents, Randy and Lynn Tesmer of Corsicana; sister, Lauren Tesmer of Corsicana; grandparents, Hilda Druckamiller of Corsicana, Bill and Barbara Tesmer of Corsicana, and Ann Vangundy of Fort Smith, Ark.; uncles, Jeff and Teresa Vangundy of Indiana, David and Jeanette Vangundy of Ada, Okla., and Mike Tesmer of Corsicana; aunt, Lisa and Jason Jenkins of Brenham; Ray and Amy Blaylock of Arkansas, and Mike and Kim Blaylock of Arkansas; cousins, Zachary and Samuel Jenkins of Brenham, Kelcey Vangundy of Ada, Okla., Saylor Smith-Vangundy of Ada, Okla., Mike Pickett, Brian Pickett, and Stacy and Brock Bailes of Indiana, Josh and Hannah Blaylock of Arkansas, Taylor and Riley Bailes of Indiana, and Hannah Derden Tesmer of Corsicana. What is your life You are a mist, a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes. The grass withers and flowers fall, but the word of God stands forever. (James 4:4 and Isaiah 40:8) Memorials may be made to Corsicana High School, Attention: Aaron Tesmer Memorial Fund. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Nathan Brown Crawford
Jan 27, 1919 - Nov 23, 2008

Nathan Brown Crawford, 89, of Kerens, formerly of LaPorte, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at the Kerens Care Center. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Kerens Cemetery at the pavilion Nathan and Evelyn Crawford so generously donated to the cemetery. Jimmy Glenn of the Kerens Church of Christ will be officiating. Interment will follow at the Kerens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dale Crawford, Bruce Franklin, Ted Stovall, Tim Crawford, Max Neely and Danny Moore. Mr. Crawford was born Jan. 27, 1919, in Kerens to Lamar and Cora Crawford. Nathan went to Kerens schools and graduated from Kerens High School in 1937. He was a private of battery in the 132nd Field Artillery division of the Texas National Guard from 1935 to 1937 while he was in high school. After graduation he served his country in World War II in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945 and was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant in 1945. He was a dedicated Mason for more than 60 years. He married Evelyn Davis in 1951; they lived their entire married life in LaPorte. Evelyn predeceased Nathan in 2006. Nathan worked for many years as a welder with the Shell Oil Refinery in LaPorte, but will be remembered most as driving his blue Ford tractor doing dirt work and mowing for anyone that needed help around the Deer Park/LaPorte area. Mr. Crawford is survived by Russ and Lanelle Crawford of Kerens; Cody, Courtney, Sidney and Sadie Robertson of Athens; Jeremy, Cadey and Paige Gillert of Chandler; and Kelley Crawford of Huntsville; numerous nieces and nephews and many, many friends. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Jessie May (Vick) Fitzgerald
July 4, 1928 - Nov 23, 2008

Jessie May Fitzgerald
Jessie May Fitzgerald, 80, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born on July 4, 1928, in Palestine. She was employed with Medical Arts Clinic for 24 years and retired as the admitting supervisor. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school in the children’s department for over 40 years. She was a member of the Partnership Mission with the Southern Baptist Convention. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Emmanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. Lain Teel and the Rev. Harold Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Mrs. Fitzgerald was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert M. Vick Sr. and Ruby Mae Vick; and brothers, Garland Samuel Vick and Hubert M. Vick Jr. She is survived by her husband, Thomas A. “Bud” Fitzgerald Sr. of Corsicana; son, Thomas A. Fitzgerald Jr. of Euless; daughter, Samantha Hains and husband Mike of Corsicana; sister, Jurline Vick Collins and husband Lewis of Oakwood; sisters-in-law, Jo Bays of Corpus Christi and Polly Vick of Ennis; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2217 W. Seventh Ave., Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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William F. "Bill" Broxson, Sr.
Oct 12, 1923 - Nov 26, 2008

William F. “Bill” Broxson Sr., 85, of Claremore, Okla., and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Dallas. He was born in Tuckertown, south of Corsicana, on Oct. 12, 1923, to William Thomas Broxson and Myrtle Jamima Burnett Broxson. He served in the United States Army during World War II and Korea earning the rank of sergeant. Survivors include his children, Bill Broxson Jr. and wife Glenda of Colorado Springs, Colo., Don Broxson and wife Janet of Purdon, and Latriece Richter and husband Doug of Mildred; seven grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Charles Broxson and wife Gloria of Bowie.Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Eureka Cemetery with military honors. Officiating will be his son, Bill Broxson Jr. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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James Jeffery Ellison
July 24, 1947 - Nov 20, 2008

James Jeffery Ellison, 61, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Wilgo Baptist Church with Pastor Arthur Faulk officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery. He was born July 24, 1947, in Corsicana. He was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. Jeffery Ellison; mother, Rosa Lee Parker; one sister, Norma Alexander; and one brother, Wesley Gilbert. Survivors include two sons, Rodney Govan Ellison and Ronnie Ellison; six sisters, Theresa Nutall, Luberta Johnson, Johnnie Bledsoe, Linda Ellison, Sherrye Willis and Catherine Cole; and three brothers, Milton Gilbert, George Ellison and Jerry Foster. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Edward Aaron Lane, Sr.
July 29, 1924 - Nov 18, 2008

Edward Aaron Lane
Edward Aaron Lane, 84, of Marlin passed away peacefully on Nov. 18, 2008, at the V.A. Hospital in Temple. He was born July 29, 1924, in Purdon to the late Aaron Matthew Lane and Maryann Marie Vaughn. Edward was united in marriage to Christina Budai on May 8, 1943, in Corsicana. Mr. Lane was an antiques dealer by trade, and a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Army, Central Europe Infantry, 377th, 95th Division. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charlie Monroe John Lane in 1926; and sisters, Evelyn Lucille Lane in 1932, Mary Maurine (Lane) Fread in 2003. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Christina; sons, Edward Jr. and wife Lunla, Tommy and wife Lucille, and David and wife Tim; daughter, Annie Weaver; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Violet Prater; and one brother, Victor Lane. It was Edward’s wish that he be cremated. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at Younger Cemetery in Silver City. Deacon Lewis Palos will officiate. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation in memory of Edward to the American Cancer Society or the cancer charity of choice. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Adam Scott Lewis
Aug 11, 1982 - Nov 27, 2008

On Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, God took a very special and wonderful angel home with him. Adam was born Aug. 11, 1982, to Scott Lewis and Deborah Stark. He is survived by his parents, Debbie and Donnie Stark of Corsicana and Scott and Carol Lewis of Fort Worth; sisters, Jessica Atkeisson and husband Ricky of Angus and Felicia Carroll and husband Phillip and niece Mikayla of Fort Worth; grandparents, Fran Glass (Nanny) of Bossier City, La., Alvin Lewis of Fort Worth, Dorothy Davis of Fort Worth and Tommy and Janet Mitchell of Fort Worth; great-grandparent, Imogene Maples of Bossier City, La.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. I love you more than life, Aunt Angel. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel. Pallbearers will be Jeremy DeWolf, Nick DeWolf, Brad Cook, Craig Cook, Michael Power and Brandon Dowd. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
 

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Corine Moffett
d. Nov 22, 2008

Corine Moffett, 83, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at Heritage Oaks West. Wake service will be 7 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at Johnson Memorial Church of God in Christ. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Kathleen (Connally) Reid
Apr 22, 1913 - Nov 30, 2008

Kathleen Connally Reid

Kathleen Connally Reid of Waco passed away on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at Texan Nursing and Rehab at the age of 95.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Corsicana with Pastor B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Serving as pallbearers will be Graham Reid, Mark McClendon, Mark Wade, Herb Wade and Scott Middleton.

Kathleen was born in McGregor on April 22, 1913, to Forrest Oglesby Connally and Sallie Augusta Graham Connally. They were members of one of the first pioneer families in Central Texas. She graduated from McGregor High School and attended Long Beach College in California and North Texas University in Denton. While teaching school in Blooming Grove she met and married J. Miller Reid on June 8, 1937. There they owned and operated Reid’s Pharmacy before moving to Corsicana where they established Reid’s Pharmacy in connection with Medical Arts Clinic.

Kathleen was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana; Woman’s Club; Kinsloe House; past president of The Literary Club; District 14 Women’s Missionary Union and a member of the Henry Downs Chapter of the DAR. After moving to Waco in 1997, she was a member of First Baptist Church of Waco, and active in the Dorcas Sunday School Class.

She was preceded in death by her husband J. Miller Reid; brothers, Graham Connally, William Connally, and Robert Connally; two sisters, Jane Cole and Frances Bailey; and one son, Dr. John Miller Reid of Waco.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Nancy Parker Reid of Waco; nieces, Sally Dee Cole Wade of Bryan and Betty Dean Murphy McClendon of Carrollton; nephew, Tom Connally of Seal Branch, Calif.; grandchildren, Graham Parker Reid of Katy, and Paige Reid Porrello and husband Stephen of Milford, Conn.; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Katie Porrello of Milford, Conn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Corsicana Building Fund or First Baptist Church of Waco Dorcas Class.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ronnie Joe Griffin
Aug 4, 1943 - Nov 29, 2008

Ronnie Joe Griffin

Ronnie Joe Griffin, 65, of Corsicana, formerly of Hearne, passed away at his home on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home with burial immediately following at Norwood Cemetery in Hearne.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Putman, Lamoin Lawhon, Paul Borsellino, Bill Sparkman, Dante Castillo and John Florida. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Roberts and Wiley Velasquez.

Mr. Griffin was born Aug. 5, 1943. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He earned a B.A. degree from Baylor University. He was a former chief of police for Corsicana Police Department and a former parole officer.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Vicki Velasquez Griffin of Corsicana; his son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Mary Griffin of Corsicana; his sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Lee Deboard of Goose Creek, S.C.; and grandchildren, Kelli Griffin, Brittany Griffin, and T.J. Griffin.

Arrangements by Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home, Hearne

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Earnestine (Talley) McCauley
Feb 18, 1926 - Nov 30, 2008

Earnestine Talley McCauley of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born on Feb. 18, 1926, in Roane.

She was a member of Northside Baptist Church. She was employed for the Montgomery County District Clerk’s Office, and later retired from the Harris County District Clerk’s Office before moving to Corsicana three years ago.

Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Joyce Hale Memorial Chapel at Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. Russell Reed officiating. Committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Llano Cemetery in Amarillo.

Mrs. McCauley was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. McCauley; son, Charles Richard McCauley; parents, Earnest L. and Bertha Talley; brothers, Therrell and James Talley; and sisters, Maurine Washam, Lurlean Richards, Pauline Ely, and Mary Hutson.

She is survived by her sisters, Faye Bailey of Amarillo and Willie Pamela Scroggins of Ruidoso, N.M.; grandsons, Josh McCauley of Amarillo and Austin McCauley of Macksville, Kan.; granddaughter; Sierra McCauley of Macksville, Kan.; sister-in-law, Betty Talley of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northside Baptist Church Building Fund at 2800 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Elouise (Griffin) McCourt
Jan 12, 1925 - Nov 30, 2008

Elouise Griffin McCourt

Elouise Griffin McCourt, 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, in Houston. She was born on Jan. 12, 1925, in Purdon to H.D. and Nora Mae Griffin.

She is survived by her husband, Cleland McCourt; sons, Jim Bob Gentry Jr. and Billy Plut; daughter-in-law, Melodie Gentry; sister, Judy and husband Worsham Crawford; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Christine (Moore) Murphy
Dec 7, 1925 - Dec 2, 2008

Christine Murphy

Christine Murphy, 82, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Pastor Lain Teel officiating.

She was born in Kirvin on Dec. 7, 1925. She graduated from Emhouse High School in 1942. She married Ray Murphy on Dec. 4, 1943, in Corsicana and they were married 52 years until his death on June 29, 1996. Christine worked in the insurance industry for many years and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She will always be remembered as a kind, caring devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Christine was a blessing to many and will always be in our hearts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Murphy; infant daughter, Lillie Beth Murphy; parents, Willard and Lillie Moore; and sister, Carrie Simmons.

Christine is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Larry Hall of Corsicana; grandsons, Chad Hall and wife Dusky of Huntsville and Lance Hall and wife Heather of Corsicana; great-grandsons, Austin Hall, Brandon Hall, Jackson Hall and Brody Hall; and sister-in-law, Geneva Berry of Kerens.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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LaSalle Donnell Jr.
Feb 4, 1945 - Nov 30, 2008

LaSalle Donnell Jr., 63, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, in Dallas.

Quiet hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Scott Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel AME Church with Pastor Ray C. Emanuel officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charles Pleasant, Keith Robertson, Davis Milton, Preston L. McDonald, Larry Deeds and Charles Gafney. Honorary pallbearers will be John C. McGraw, John P. McGraw, Micheal Johnson, Cary Portis, Charles Nelson and Adolphus Tarbutton.

Mr. Donnell was born Feb. 4, 1945, in Powell. He was a 1962 graduate of G. W. Jackson High School, completed Texas Southern University, School of Technology, and San Diego Junior College.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Aaron La Salle Spence; and maternal grandmother, Eva Springfield.

Survivors include his mother, Hattie Fay Mullins of Corsicana; father, La Salle Donnell Sr. of Houston; wife, Sidney of Corsicana; two daughters, Darriel A. Donnell and Andrea M. Donnell, both of Katy; three stepchildren, Petra Moore of Dallas, John P. McGraw (Toria) and Tangra Slarda (Jason) of San Antonio; six grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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David Dewey "Davie" Yates
Jan 8, 1899 - Oct 26, 1979

David D. Yates
Frost-Services were held at 4 p. M. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Frost for David D. Yates, 80, resident of Frost, who died Friday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.
The Revs. Woody Flynt and Rick Seales officiated, with burial following at Frost Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Yates, of Frost; two sons, Duane Yates, of Fort Worth, and Namon Yates, of Frost; two brothers, Alfred Yates, of Corsicana, and Ellis Yates, of Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Maudie Lee Gunn, of Corsicana, Mrs. Willie Mae Wilson, of Corsicana, and Opal Montgomery, of Dawson; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Arrangements are with Ballard Funeral Home in Frost

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Page E. Stone

Funeral Services Sunday For Farmer Who Died Saturday

Page E. Stone, aged 66 years died at 813 South Commerce street Saturday night at 8:20 o'clock and the remains were interred in the Hopewell cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
He was a farmer.

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Allene Reed Sanders
Oct 7, 1904 - June 1978

Allene Sanders, 73, Dies

Funeral services for a Frost native, Mrs. Rolland (Allene) Reed Sanders, 73, of Big Lake, were held recently in the First Methodist Church of that city.

Born Oct. 7, 1904 to Ivin Aaron and Ella (Scott) Sanders, she earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Mary Hardin Baylor College in 1926 and a B.A. degree from Baylor U.

She taught English at Powell High School, Shiner High School, Valley High School, Anthody, New Mexico and San Augustine High School until her marriage in 1938.

She also worked as a feature writer for the Hearald Publishing Co., and was assistant editor of the S.W. Chronicle, a reporter for the Jasper Newsboy, and editor of the Frost Enterprise for 1 year (1930) before establishing the Allene Sanders Insurance and Real Estate Agency in Big Lake in 1939.

She was a member of the Big Lake Golf Association, Theta Sigma Phi and the Big Lake Gun Club. She was listed in Who's Who of American Women.

Survivors include two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law.

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Lena (Clark) Grant
Mar 16, 1888 - Jul 11, 1978

Mrs. Lena Grant, BG Resident, Dies

Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Grant, 90, of Blooming Grove, were held Thursday, July 13, in the BG United Methodist Church, with the Rev.
Leroy Reaves, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in Dresden Cemetery. Ballard Funeral Home of BG was in charge of services.

A lifelong resident of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Grant was a charter member of the United Methodist Women organization in the BG church. Active in the BG Methodist Church for most of her life, Mrs. Grant served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years.

She died suddenly late Tuesday afternoon, July 11, at her residence while sitting and talking to a neighbor.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Ford of Freemont, Calif., Mrs. Ada Terrell of Wharton, and Mrs. Earl Davis of Fort Worth; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mae Ola (Melton) Sims
Feb 27, 1895 - Aug 5, 1978

Mrs. Sims, 83, Services Held

Funeral services for Mae Ola Sims, 83, were held Monday, Aug. 7, in the Ballard Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. W.A. Corley, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, officiating. Burial was in Dresden Cemetery. She died Saturday, Aug. 5, in Valley Mills.

A native of Dresden, Mrs. Sims is survived by a son, Everett Sims of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Claud Moore of Corsicana; 5 grandchildren, Shirley Goode, Everett Sims Jr., and Cindy Britt, all of Houston, Patsy Brune of Corsicana, and Danny Cobb of Blooming Grove; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Everett Sims Jr., James Goode, Ken Britt, Keith Goode, Danny Cobb, Mike Brune and Darrell Cobb.

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William Miles Tatum, Jr. 
Oct 25, 1898 - Sep 1, 1978

W. M. Tatum Is Buried

Funeral services for William Miles Tatum, 79, of Frost, were held Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Blooming Grove Church of Christ. He died Friday morning, Sept. 1, at his home.

Officiating was Dennis Crecelius, former preacher at the BG Church of Christ and now at the Italy Church of Christ. Burial followed in Dresden Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ina M. Tatum of Frost; one daughter, Mrs. Maxine Brown of Brownsboro, Ind.; two brothers, Marshall Tatum of Dresden and Harry Tatum of Dallas; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were C.N. Haden, Jim Haden, J.E. Ferrell, B.W. McGraw, E.E. Ewing and Dale Burleson.

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Lucille "Lou" Cummings
June 3, 1928 - Dec 4, 2008

Mrs. Lucille “Lou” Cummings, 80, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2008 in Corsicana. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dave Alexander and Mr. Nedom Muns officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin Kidwell, Chris Kidwell, David Daniels, Cody Cummings, Aaron Trott, Cody Herod, Jim Hasley, and Hugh Hasley. Honorary pallbearers will be her special caregivers, Patsy Geiger, Rachel Brown, Erica Sims, and Waive Reynolds. She was born on June 3, 1928 in Electra, Texas. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Corsicana. Mrs. Cummings was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse “Coach” Cummings, her parents, and siblings. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Daniels of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Lynn Kidwell and husband Mark of Colleyville; son, Randy Cummings and his wife Kerrie of Fort Worth; grandsons, Kevin Kidwell of Colleyville, Chris Kidwell of Little Elm, David Daniels of Houston, Cody Cummings of Fort Worth, and Timothy Alexander Cummings of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Leanne Trott and husband Aaron of Houston, and Kathy Kidwell of Colleyville; great-grandchildren, Rylie Cummings of Fort Worth and Lauren Elyse Trott of Houston; brother, Norvel Hasley and wife Janet of White Oak.Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, One Kroc Drive, Oak brook, IL 60523. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home. ∞

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David Wayne Dowell
Jan 21, 1962 - Nov 27, 2008

David Wayne Dowell, 46, of Kerens passed away Nov. 27, 2008. He was born Jan. 21, 1962 in Kaufman. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Petersburg Baptist Church, 301 Margaret Dr., Kerens with the Rev. Robert Dowell officiating. Burial will be in Steen Cemetery in Malakoff. Pallbearers will be Tony Pipkins, Willie Hall, Otis Hall, Henry Lindsey, Vernon Carter, Lawrence Haynes, Roy Lee Walker and Nathan Carter Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be James Dowell, Tommy Dowell, Freddie Dowell, Marcus Dowell, Willie Lee Dowell Jr., Marvin Dowell, Michael Dowell, Otis Dowell and Quincy Dowell. Mr. Dowell was preceded in death by his father, Frank Dowell; brothers Jimmy Dowell, Willie Dowell, Jesse Dowell, Charlie Dowell, and Nathaniel Dowell; and one sister, Cora Dowell Coleman. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Carter Dowell of Kerens; children David Wayne Dowell Jr., Jordan Dequon Dowell, Nikki Nicole Pipkins (Tony) of Dallas; two grandchildren, Cassandra R. Pipkins and LaPamela N. Pipkins; mother, Ora Dowell of Fort Worth; mother-in-law Lillie Carter Alexander (John); two brothers, Pastor Robert Dowell (Yolanda) of Fort Worth, and James Dowell of Caney City; five sisters, Gloria Mosley (Herman), Eva Coleman (L.C.) all of Fort Worth, Myrtle Henderson, Ora Nell Dowell, both of Caney City, and Francis Walker of Athens. Also survived by two sisters-in-law Earlene Dowell of Ennis and Jean Dowell of Fairfield; two brothers-in-law Nathan Carter Sr. (Annette) and James Carter all of Kerens; aunts Ida Mae Van of Dallas, Lorene Simon of Ennis, and Vernia Mae Cotton of Corsicana, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Evaughn (Howell) Lawley
March 31, 1953 - Dec 3, 2008

Evaughn Lawley, 55, of Canton passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 in Tyler. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Canton with Dr. Gary Hearon officiating. Burial will be in Haven of Memories, Canton. Mrs. Lawley was born March 31, 1953 in Corsicana to Herman Author and Nereus Woodward Howell. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Canton. She grew up in Kerens, and lived in Canton since 1991. Mrs. Lawley worked as a case worker for the Department of Human Services for 17 years. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandchildren and family. Evaughn was preceded in death by her parents and first husband, David Gillian. She is survived by husband, Ray Lawley of Canton; daughter, Sandi Jones of Canton; daughter and son-in-law Dusty and Patrick Knotts of Waxahachie; daughter Renee Lawley of Flint, Texas; daughter and son-in-law Robin and Shawn Cowgill of Canton; and son and daughter-in-law Ryan and Angela Lawley of Tulsa, Okla. She is also survived by nine grandchildren; Kaylea, Natalie, Aiden, Harrison, Marleigh, Camden, Caleb, Kendyl and Nicholas. Evaugh is also survived by sister Winnie Minatrea of Bowling Green, Ky.; sister Mary Smith of Rusk; sister Billie Cox of Mansfield; and brother Terry Howell of Corsicana. Arrangements by Eubank Funeral Home of Canton.

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Dica H. Gowans
abt 1927 -Nov 23, 2008

Dica H. Gowans, 81, of Corsicana passed away Nov. 23, 2008, at Community Care Center in Garland. Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. today at First Independent Baptist Church with Pastor Donald Lacey officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Maxcie Jean Jones Terry
abt 1945 - Dec 3, 2008

Maxcie Jean Jones Terry, 63, of Corsicana passed away Dec. 3, 2008, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today at Second Mission Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Lota (Ferguson) Bunch
Nov 17, 1913 - Dec 5, 2008

Lota Ferguson Bunch

Lota Ferguson Bunch, 95, retired longtime Ennis businesswoman, was born Nov. 17, 1913, near Corsicana. She died Friday, Dec. 5, 2008. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Bessie Ferguson of Powell; her brother, Harmon Ferguson of Corsicana; her twin sister, Lois Thoroughman of Corsicana; little sister, Alleen Carlisle of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and her husband, Reuben R. Bunch. The Ferguson kids went to school in Powell, where Lota played competitive girls’ basketball on a team with her twin sister. The twins had a great sense of humor, with Lois creating the humor and Lota doing most of the laughing. They stayed close friends all of their lives and were well known in the Powell and Corsicana area. Lota married R.R. Bunch of Corsicana during World War II and lived in Corsicana for a few years before moving to Ennis in 1945 and opening Bunch Funeral Home, located on North Kaufman Street, where they lived and worked for many years and made many dear and lifelong friends. Lota was known for her kindness, her plain-spoken honesty, and was well loved and highly respected for her unfailing integrity in all of her dealings, both in business and in her personal life. She had no children of her own, but had a deep and abiding love for the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of her many friends and relatives. She never failed to inquire about the health, education and welfare of each child.She is survived by her sister-in-law, Evelyn Bunch Winstead of Weatherford; nephew, Bobby Bryan Winstead of Dallas; niece, Reba Ferguson Nickell of Kansas; niece, Sandra Carlisle Tyler of New Mexico; nephew, Thomas Ferguson Carlisle of Nebraska; and their families including eight great-nieces and great-nephews, many great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and one great-great-great-nephew. Also surviving her are special cousins, Nell Jones and Brownie Bryan; and special friends, Rosemary Washburn of Ennis and her extended family, and David and Denise Miller and their children. The service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Ennis.The family suggests that memorial gifts be given to First United Methodist Church of Bardwell, where Lota was a member, or Family First Hospice of Ennis. Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, Ennis.

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James Leon Hunt
June 28, 1927 - Dec 5, 2008

James Leon Hunt
James Leon Hunt, 81, of Blooming Grove, formerly of Lawton, Okla., departed from this life on Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, at his home in Blooming Grove surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 28, 1927, in Vera to Earl and Ethel Hunt. He grew up in Manitou, Okla., and was raised on a farm there. He graduated from Lang High School and attended vocational school in Manitou. He served his country in World War II as a sergeant and a tank leader in the U.S. Army. James and Georgia were married on Dec. 25, 1949 and were married for 59 years. James spent the majority of his life self employed, building underground houses and cellars, and doing back-hoe work. James built some of the first underground houses in southwest Oklahoma. James was a member of Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His hobbies were gardening, driving his back-hoe, and watching sports.Survivors include his wife, Georgia; a son, James Leon Hunt Jr. and wife Loretta of Corsicana; son, Donnie Lynn Hunt and wife Glenda of Blooming Grove; a daughter, Brenda Griffith and husband Gerald of Corsicana; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth Hunt and Earl Van Hunt; a sister, Olya Jean Schroeder; niece, Mary Katheryn Zollar; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and very close friends. James was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Louise Phillips; and a granddaughter, Stephanie Hunt. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Darrin Heil officiating. Burial with military honors will be at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at Frederick, Okla., cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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James Leon Hunt, Sr.
June 28, 1927 - December 5, 2008

Funeral for James Leon Hunt, Sr., age 81, of Blooming Grove, Texas, (formerly of Lawton, Oklahoma), was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 8, 2008, at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana, Texas, with the Reverend Darrin Heil officiating.
Graveside service with military honors was held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, December 8, 2008, at the Frederick Memorial Cemetery, Frederick, Oklahoma. Burial is under the direction of Gray Gish Funeral Home, of Frederick.
James departed from this life on Friday December 5th, 2008 at his home in Blooming Grove Texas Surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 28th, 1927 in Vera, Texas to Earl and Ethel Hunt. He grew up in Manitou, Oklahoma and was raised on a farm there. He graduated from Lang High School and attended Vocational school in Manitou. He served his country in World War II as a Sergeant and a tank leader in the U.S. Army. He was united in marriage to Georgia Washington on December 25, 1949, in Vernon, Texas. James spent the majority of his life self employed, building underground houses and cellars, and doing back hoe work. James built some of the first underground houses in Southwest Oklahoma.
James was a member of Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, Texas. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. His hobbies were gardening, driving his backhoe, and watching sports.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Louise Phillips, and a granddaughter Stephanie Hunt.
Survivors include his wife: Georgia, of the home; two sons: James Leon Hunt, Jr. and wife Loretta of Corsicana, Texas, and Donnie Lynn Hunt and wife Glenda of Blooming Grove, Texas; a daughter Brenda Griffith and husband Gerald of Corsicana, Texas; two brothers: Kenneth Hunt and Earl Van Hunt; and a sister: Olya Jean Schroeder; 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren; a niece: Mary Katheryn Zollar; several additional nieces, nephews, cousins and very close friends
 


Hilda (Elbourn) King
Oct 27, 1919 - Dec 4, 2008

Hilda Elbourn King of Corsicana died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at the age of 89. She was born in the village of Bovingdon in England on Oct. 27, 1919, the youngest of five children. She served in the British Army during World War II in the capacity of a cook for the duration of the war. Her many friends and relatives listened with interest to her many stories about the air raids during the London blitz. Hearing about the war from one who lived through it directly was always an interesting experience. Hilda met her future husband, Charles King, after the war when he was stationed with the U.S. Air Force near her village. When he was transferred back to the states, Charles missed her so much that he proposed to her by mail. Hilda booked a passenger berth on a cargo boat so that she and Charles could be wed. Together, they lived the life of a military family traveling from one posting to another until Charles retired back to Corsicana in 1963. Along the way, Hilda had two children: Robert and Charlene. Over the years in Corsicana, Hilda was known as a loving wife, mother, and friend. Many people remember her delicious baking and cooking and the beauty of her needlepoint, knitting, and quilting skills. She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Florence Elbourn, her brothers Ron and Harold and her sisters, Eva and Elsie, all of England, and her husband Charles of Corsicana. She is survived by her son, Robert King and his wife Sara Morris of Norfolk, Va.; her daughter, Charlene Tolar and her husband David Tolar of Corsicana; grandsons, Michael Bookout Jr. and his wife Kenessa Bookout, Christopher Bookout, and Andrew King; and great-grandchildren, Anfernee and Michael Bookout; and numerous nieces and nephews. We were blessed that we knew her. We will miss her greatly. A visitation will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Pallbearers will be Andrew King, Michael Bookout Jr., Christopher Bookout, Henry Scheible, Ronnie King, and Fred Rasmussen. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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J. T. Magness
Jan 3, 1917 - Dec 4, 2008

J. T. Magness, 91, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at his residence. He was born on Jan. 3, 1917, in Wortham. He was a loving husband and father. He was a faithful member of Northside Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, and was a resident of Corsicana for 65 years. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. Clint Bratcher and the Rev. Ralph McCune officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Don Allred, Charles Fowler, Gaylon Michael, Richard Smith, Geral Nichols and Bobby Carpenter. Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Raines and Mason Wear. Mr. Magness was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Mary Etta Magness; granddaughter, Rhonda Cook Bouland; and a grandson, Ronald Lee Thomas. He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Jean Magness; daughters, Joan Magness Gipson and husband Jimmy of Rockwall and Jerrye Magness Fussell and husband Jerry of Nevada, Texas; grandsons, Rodney L. Thomas and wife Tonya of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Russell F. Cook of Nevada, Texas; granddaughter, Jana Pulaski and husband Brett of Plano; great-grandchildren, Randon Bouland of Richardson, Kaylee, Kendall and Cole Pulaski of Plano, and Tori Thomas of Hattiesburg, Miss.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Haven Home Health, 1905 W. Ennis Ave., Ennis, TX 75119.Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Anna “Doris” Hutchins Conger
abt 1929 - Dec 6, 2008

Anna “Doris” Hutchins Conger, 79, of Kerens passed away Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 at Kerens Care Center. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Bazette Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Colburn officiating. Interment will follow in Prairie Point Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Billy Upchurch, Roy G. Tramel, Bill Hyder, Jimmie Spencer, Tommy Spivy and Dale Sustair. Survivors include a son, Travis Parrish and wife Paula; daughter, Elizabeth Howell and husband Ken of Temple; five grandchildren, Holly Manley, Hillary Warren, Stephanie Howell, David Howell and Dennis Howell; six great-grandchildren; brother, James R. Hutchins; sister, Ms. Myrtle Gillian. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Joseph David Poarch
Nov 15, 1947 - Dec 6, 2008

Joseph David Poarch, 61, passed away peacefully on Dec. 6, 2008 in Plano. He was born on Nov. 15, 1947 in Corsicana. He is preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Willie Sue Poarch; his wife, Ruth Ann Poarch; and his sister, Mary Cooper. Survivors include his sons, Brian Poarch and wife Ronda of Forney, and Jeff Poarch of Corinth; grandchildren, Alexis and Hunter Poarch; brother, Guy Neil Poarch and wife Patsy; niece, Pam Martin; nephews, Mike Poarch, Tom Cooper, and Greg Cooper; and his very close friend, Rhonda Burris. Visitation for Joseph Poarch will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs, 1700 29th Court South, Birmingham, Alabama 35209.Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Richard Carrol Roch
Sep 8, 1940 - Dec 7, 2008

Richard Carrol Roch, 68, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, in Corsicana. He was born on Sept. 8, 1940, in Houston. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Archie Boyett officiating. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his sons. Mr. Roch was preceded in death by his parents, George Daniel and Edna Lucy Roch; great-grandson, Rodney Brown; and sisters, Lela Duke and Virginia F. Nolen. He is survived by his wife, Frankie Roch; son, Kenneth Roch and wife Kim of Corsicana; son, Richard Roch Jr. and wife Esther of Orange; son, John Roch and wife Jenny of Beaumont; son, David Roch of Corpus Christi; son, James Roch and wife Paula of Baytown; son, Joseph Roch and wife Christy of Corsicana; stepson, Clinton Cook of Corsicana; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Georgia Ann Kenyon of Simalon, Colo., and Mary and the Rev. Archie Boyett of Kountze; brothers and sister-in-law, Edwin Royce and Betty Roch of Hockley, Benjamin Duke of Dickerson, Joseph Duke of Hockley, John Duke of Magnolia, and Del Duke of Manvel; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Reba Cook, along with several other brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Doris Mae (Allred) Sharpley
Mar 18, 1921 - Dec 7, 2008

Doris Mae Allred Sharpley, 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, at Buena Vida Nursing Home in Odessa. Doris was born to Minnie Gertrude Owens and John Burnis Allred Sr. on March 18, 1921, in Waxahachie and grew up in Wichita Falls. She earned a B.S. degree from North Texas State College (University of North Texas) in Denton and a Master of Religious Education degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. She also attended Hardin College (now Midwestern University) in Wichita Falls.After marrying the love of her life, the Rev. Daniel Neal Sharpley, on May 10, 1946, she embarked with him on 35 years of Christian mission work in southern Brazil. Appointed by the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1948, the Sharpleys studied Portuguese in Rio de Janeiro, and then opened Baptist work in Santa Maria, a city in the interior of Brazil’s southernmost state, Rio Grande do Sul. In 1963 they moved to Porto Alegre. In 1973 they moved to Rio de Janeiro where Doris was active in the local and statewide Women’s Missionary Union. She was president and executive secretary of the state WMU in Rio Grande do Sul and associational president in Rio de Janeiro. She was also a member of the administrative board of the Religious Education Institute, acting as chairman of the fellowship house committee of this board — all while raising five active children. Retiring in 1984 they settled in Corsicana. Active members of First Baptist Church of Corsicana, they continued to share their love of Jesus Christ for many years after their retirement. They eventually relocated to Carrollton to be closer to family and were dedicated members of Rosemeade Baptist Church in Carrollton, with young people from the church providing round-the-clock care during difficult times. Doris loved time spent with family, and enjoyed playing a good game of Tri-Ominoes, watching telenovelas (Brazilian TV serials), making creative meals, sewing custom garments, teaching china painting, and going to the beach at Ipanema. Hers was a life marked by service to others, purpose, and adventure. Preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, the Rev. Daniel Neal Sharpley in 1999, and by her three brothers and two sisters, Doris is survived by her children, Daniel Neal Sharpley and wife Cheryl of Los Altos, Calif., Deanna Sue “Susie” Nelson and husband Craig of Clarks Fork, Idaho, Lucia Kay Sharpley-Bowdish and husband Tom of Carrollton, William Burnis Sharpley and wife Brenda of Odessa, and Robert “Bobby” Louis Sharpley and wife Gayle of San Antonio; grandchildren, Lisa Sharpley Vanacht and husband Filip of Los Altos, Calif., Kristen Sharpley of New York, N.Y., Taryn Sharpley of Carrollton, and Emily Sharpley of Odessa; and great-grandchildren, Charlie Vanacht and Noelle Vanacht of Los Altos, Calif. The family would like to thank the staff of Buena Vida Nursing Home and Compass Hospice for their dedicated care and support.A graveside memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Memorial Park, 5400 W. State Highway 31, Corsicana, with Dr. David Edwards, pastor of First Baptist Church, Corsicana, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the International Mission Board, P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230-0767, with “Brazil Missions” designated. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa.

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Frank Mayo White
Nov 18, 1917 - Dec 7, 2008

Memorial services for Frank Mayo White, 91, of Winnsboro will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at First United Methodist Church in Winnsboro with the Rev. Allen Snider and Henry Suche officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro. Mr. White died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, in Winnsboro. He was born Nov. 18, 1917, in Corsicana to the late Edna Mayo White and Fred Saigor White. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1946 during which time he attended officer training school and was promoted to the rank of major. In 1942, he married Ethel Louise Skelton, who preceded him in death. They were married for 58 years. After World War II, Mr. White moved to Tomball, where he was employed by Humble Oil Company. In 1956, he moved with his family to Winnsboro where he became owner and operator of Winnsboro Well Service Company. Following his retirement, he enjoyed ranching and spending time with his family and friends. Mr. White was an active member of the Winnsboro community serving in a number of positions both in his church, First United Methodist, and as a civic leader. He was a former city council member, serving as mayor from 1968 to 1973, and a member of the WISD board. He served as director of the Winnsboro Area Chamber of Commerce and was a charter member and chairman of the Wood County Industrial Commission and of the Wood County Economic Council. He served as chairman of the Winnsboro Future Foundation and was head of the prison steering committee which was instrumental in bringing the Johnston Unit to Winnsboro. He served on the board of directors at First National Bank and, prior to that, of Mineola Savings and Loan. He was also a member of the board of governors of Presbyterian Hospital of Winnsboro. He was named Man of the Year for 1982 and Outstanding Civic Leader in 1997. He as a Master Mason and member in good standing of the Corsicana Lodge No. 174.Mr. White was preceded in death by his parents, wife, four brothers and two sisters. He is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Dr. Mary White-Scharf and Dr. Brad Scharf of Winchester, Mass., and Catherine and James Tarpley of Kings Country; five grandchildren, Christey Clayton and husband Tony of Mount Vernon, Jason Jones and wife Suzun of Alba, Benjamin, Valery and Stephen Scharf of Winchester, Mass.; and six great-grandchildren, Megan, Dillon, Jonathan, and Jacey Clayton, and Daylan and Mason Jones. The family requests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation at www.alz.org. Arrangements by Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

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Margie Olean (Slater) Chandler
Jan 6, 1930 - Dec 8, 2008

Margie Olean (Slater) Chandler

Margie Olean (Slater) Chandler, 78, of Ennis passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2008. in Dallas. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Brother Michael Howard and Martelle Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy Marusak, Percy Williamson, Emmett Emerson, David Lee Williamson, Layton Williamson, Shawn Sheridan, Lance Horner and Korry Robinson. Margie was born Jan. 6, 1930, in the Spring Hill community near Dawson and spent most of her early life in and around the Dawson area. She later lived in Corsicana until 1975 when she moved to Ennis. Margie was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Dawson having joined the congregation in 1946. She loved all of her family dearly especially her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley “Chuck” Chandler; a grandson, Jeremy Camp; two sons, Jerry Horner and Larry Shepard; a sister, Libby Truelove; and a brother, J.C. Slater. Survivors include five daughters, Debbie Williamson and husband Percy of Ennis, Dianne Marusak and husband Tommy of Ennis, Brenda Castillo of Ennis, Linda Chandler of Corsicana and Kathy Fleeman of Purdon; a daughter-in-law, Wander Horner of Corsicana; two stepsons, Bobby Chandler of Farmersville and Troy Chandler of Garland; a brother, Sonny Slater of Dawson; three sisters, Linda Bryant of Dawson, Mary Halford of Morgan Mill and Jane Adams of Dawson; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Beatrice (Farmer) Parrish
Oct 17, 1921 - Dec 10, 2008

Bea Farmer
Bea Parrish, 87, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born Oct. 17, 1921, to Everett and Lena Farmer in Decatur. She was a faithful member at St. Luke Methodist Church. Working 35 years for Woolworth opening many new stores was her occupation during her life. She was an avid Aggie fan, and most importantly a loving wife, mother, sister, and aunt. Aunt Bea left fond memories especially at Christmas time with Uncle Jun standing outside the window cheering, “Ho! Ho! Ho!” Survivors include her husband, Hugh M. Parrish Jr.; sister, Evelena Andrus of Corsicana; sisters-in-law, Frances Cowart and her husband Bart of Dallas, Joann Dotter and her husband Bud of North Richland Hills, Jeanette Sessom and her husband Charlie of Bixby, Okla., Mildred Farmer of Houston, and Sarah Farmer of Fort Worth; brothers-in-law, Roy Parrish and his wife Doloris of Grand Prairie, and Benny Parrish and his wife Sylvia of Dallas. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jim Parrish; sister, Lila Olsen and her husband H.O.; brothers, Ray Farmer, Earl Farmer, and Newl “Buddy” Farmer; and brother-in-law, H.V. “Bud” Andrus. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana with the Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating. Pallbearers will be Steve Andrus, James Olsen, Stuart Andrus, Darrell Olsen, Benny Parrish, and Roy Parrish. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Fred King
Mar 4, 1932 - Dec 11, 2008

Fred King, 76, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008. He was born on March 4, 1932, to Ben R. and Effie King. Mr. King proudly retired from the United States Navy after 22 years of faithful service with the rank of chief petty officer.Mr. King is survived by his special friend, Mary Phillips; sons, Larry King and Mike King; daughter, Linda Larsen; granddaughters, Davina Taylor, Tabitha Fisher, Virginia Wolf and Rachel King; great-grandsons, Marshal Calore, Mason Taylor, Hunter Taylor, Robert Wolf, Josiah Wolf, Isaiah Wolf and Ryan Fisher; great-granddaughters, Gabriel Lamoreaux, Madison Fisher and Alisa Wolf; and his sister and brother-in-law, Judy and James Swindal. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
 

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Donna (Edmiaston) Mooneyhan-Parsons
Feb 15, 1947 - Dec 13, 2008

Donna Edmiaston Mooneyhan Parsons, 61, of Corsicana passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2008 in Corsicana. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Darrell Wallace officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. She was born in Altus, Okla. on Feb. 15, 1947 to Frankie Edmiaston and Dorothy Buck Edmiaston. Donna graduated from the Navarro College nursing school and worked at Memorial Hospital, Mexia State School, and local nursing homes until her health problems forced her to retire after 33 years. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy McCulloch; step-father, W.S. (Shirley) McCulloch; and grandmother, Janie H. Buck. Survivors include her son, Tracey Mooneyhan and wife Jeanette of Corsicana; daughter, Shannon Wilkins and husband Mike of Corsicana; grandchildren, Amber Wilkins, Matthew Wilkins, and Emily Wilkins. She is also survived by her father, Frankie Edmiaston of Corsicana; and Cynthia Price, a beloved friend of over 30 years. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Ann (Mays) Haynie
July 13, 1922 - Dec 13, 2008

Ann Haynie
Ann Haynie, 86, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008. She was born July 13, 1922, to William and Jennie Mays in Barboursville, W.V. Ann is remembered especially for her cooking and those wonderful thin biscuits she made so often. She was a dedicated fan of the Dallas Cowboys, “her cowboys.” Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Resthaven Memorial Park with Matt Stroder officiating. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wayne “Mutt” Haynie; and son, Ronnie Haynie. Survivors include her daughters, Patsy Miller of Tool and Sharon Thomas and her husband Jody of Eureka; son, Larry Haynie and his wife Barb of Delores, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Lawdine Haynie; sister-in-law, Gerry Haynie and family; grandchildren, Steve Haynie and his wife Vicki, Scott Haynie, Chris Haynie, Mark Haynie and his wife Tiffany, James Haynie and his wife Marie, Emily Thomas, and Ellen Thomas; great-grandchildren, Lauren, Spencer, Nathan, Arron, Levi, and Faith Haynie; and numerous family members from Corsicana and Barboursville, W.V. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Richard Donnell Hoggatt Sr.
Oct 3, 1921 - Dec 12, 2008

Richard Donnell Hoggatt Sr., 87, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, in McAllen. He was born near Davilla on Oct. 3, 1921, and was raised in Waxahachie and Corsicana. As an employee of Texaco, he lived in Houston, Fort Worth and Irving; Quito, Ecuador; and Angola, Africa. In retirement he lived in Holiday Island, Arkansas and Alamo, Texas. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery. Mr. Hoggatt was preceded in death by his mother, Mandy Johnson; father, Theodore “Ted” Hoggatt; sisters, Joyce Hoggatt and Bonnie Hagler; and brother, Burl Hoggatt; and wife, Jean York Hoggatt of Richland. He and Jean were married July 4, 1942, and celebrated 25 years of marriage before her death in 1967.Family was always important to Mr. Hoggatt. He is survived by three children and their spouses, Raymond and Janell Price of Kerrville, Carolyn and Allen Krecker of Florence, Ore., and Richard and Bonnie Hoggatt of Houston. He is also survived by five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mr. Hoggatt served his country in the Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He attended Navarro College, where he lettered in golf for two years. He then graduated with a B.B.A. degree from the University of Houston in 1950. After his graduation he went to work for Texaco, where he received many promotions, his highest being chief accountant in both Quito, Ecuador, and later Angola, Africa. He retired from Texaco in 1982 and enjoyed golf, ballroom dancing, and traveling in his retirement. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton

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May (Green) Milam
Dec 26, 1929 - Dec 12, 2008

May Bell Milam, our mother, sister, aunt and friend died on December 12, 2008 in Waco, Texas. She was born on December 26, 1929 to W. W. and Dovie Green of Corsicana. She was raised in Corsicana and lived most of her adult life in the Dallas area and returned home to Corsicana after retiring from the Dallas Independent School District after working nineteen years there. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. L. Milam, her son, Quanah Milam, her parents, W. W. and Dovie Fincher Green, her infant twin brother, Odell Green, brothers, J. D. Green and Wesley Green, sister, Imogene McBay, and sisters-in-law, Lucille Green and Sandra Green. She is survived by her companion of twelve years, “Happy,” sons J. L. “Jake” Milam, Jr. (Sandy), Ben Milam, and Marcus Milam (Johanna) and her daughters, Dorcas Miller (Burns), Anita Morgan (Vic), and Twanda Powell (Guy), her brother, Larry Green (Rita) and sisters, Pat Kelly (Richard) and Elizabeth “Tudor” Porter, fifteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren and a host of friends from the Emhouse Baptist Church and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Family visitation will be tomorrow, December 16, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. Graveside services will be held at Grove Hill Cemetery on Samuells Blvd. in Pleasant Grove (Dallas), Texas at 2 p.m. Otis Connor will be officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be James McGehee, Jeff McGehee, Richard Kelly, Burns Miller, Corey Williams, John Soto, and Jerry McGehee.

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Mary Catherine "Kitty" (McMullan) Norwood
June 10, 1919 - Dec 13, 2008

Mary Catherine "Kitty" Norwood
Kitty Norwood, 89, of Corsicana, passed away at Twilight Home on Dec. 13, 2008. She was born June 10, 1919 in Tupelo, Texas, to Dave and Carrie McMullan. She married her sweetheart, John Norwood in June 1938. Kitty fulfilled a dream of helping others become beautiful in Kitty’s Beauty Shop. Her beauty shop served as a place of laughter and Christian fellowship where she lived her testimony of faith and love. She was a faithful member of Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church/St. Luke United Methodist Church. She sang, for many years, in the choir of her church, The Solid Rockers of First Baptist Church, and the Mary Martha’s at Twilight Home. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed her membership at Kinsloe House. She held various offices in her church, taught Sunday school, led the youth, and participated in the Methodist Women organization. Survivors include her loving husband of 70 years, John Norwood, four sons and one daughter, Joe David Norwood and wife Veda of Corsicana, Judy Beth Norwood Gallin and Henry, of Phoenix Arizona, John Randle Norwood and wife, Kathy of Longview, Thomas Dewey Norwood and wife Yolanda, of Red Oak, Ronal Glyn Norwood and wife Nita of Corsicana, 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Marguerite Gorman of Corsicana, Elizabeth Smith of Beaumont, Sybil Killough and husband Carol of Peoria, Ill.; brother, Tom McMullan and wife Norma of Little Rock, Ark.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dave and Carrie McMullan; and brothers, A.D. and John Randle McMullan; and half-sister Adelyn Wood. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons.Memorials may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Eleanor Pearl Carroll
Sep 5, 1930 - Dec 12, 2008

Eleanor Pearl Carroll

Eleanor Pearl Carroll, 78, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, in DeSoto. Quiet hour will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church in Corsicana. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Bethel AME Church in Corsicana with Bishop K.D. Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Danzell Lee, Ronnie Jones, Larry Deeds, Alex Davis, Ralph Watkins, Leslie Bowens, Charles Nelson and Bobby Ingram. Honorary pallbearers will be Xavier Jones, Miles Abney, Bryan Abney, Calvin Carroll III, Ezra Carroll IV and Nichlaus Carroll.Mrs. Carroll was born Sept. 5, 1930, in Corsicana. She received her education at St. Peter Claver Academy in San Antonio, B.A. degree from Jarvis Christian College, and Master of Education degree from Southern University. In 1990 she retired from Corsicana Independent School District with 38 years of service. She served for 65 years as musician at her church (Sixth Avenue Baptist Church).She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ezra Carroll in 1970; parents, Ella Mae and Calvin Mosley; one sister, Theresa; and one brother, Richburg. Survivors include her sister, Frances Mosley; children, Ezra, Calvin and Beverly; grandchildren, Nichlaus, Bryan, Chrys, Calvin II, Kimberly, Xavier Michael and Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Calvin III, Ezra IV, Andrea, Myles, Bryan II, Curtis II, Cyre’, Curshaun, Marissa and Isiah; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, other relatives and Sixth Avenue Baptist Church family; and Barbara Thomas, who was a special caregiver who loved and cared for her. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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James Atwood Thompson
Oct 6, 1916 - Dec 14, 2008

James Atwood “Buck” Thompson, 92, formerly of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, in Tyler. He was born Oct. 6, 1916, in Blooming Grove to Phinas Jackson and Hattie Irene Parks Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a longtime member of Westside Baptist Church. He was retired from the military. He was kind to all, very generous and caring. He was preceded in death by wife, Mary Lucille Thompson of 53 years. He is survived by nieces, Ruby Lee and family, Carolyn Rutherford and family, and Dorothy Gilmore and family. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Wayne Mahoney officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Fred Watson, G.H. Basham, Billy Bob Collier and A.J. Widner. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Carey L. Tramel
July 26, 1916 - Dec 11, 2008

Carey L. Tramel, 92, of Eldorado passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at Legend Oaks Nursing Center in San Angelo. Services are 10 a.m. today at Paschal Funeral Chapel with Steven Tramel Gaines officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery. Pallbearers are Doug Hardesty, Mark Gaines, Steven Tramel Gaines, Ty Hall, Jesse Jenkins and Stringer Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers are Michael Gaines and Elizabeth Tramel. Carey Tramel was born July 26, 1916, in Brinkman, Okla. Survivors include son, Carey Don Tramel of Austin; daughters, Saundra Gaines of Odessa and Brenda Hardesty of Eldorado; sister, Noma Paul of California; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Prairie Point Cemetery Association, 3015 FM 636, Kerens, TX 75144.Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Mittie Joyce Lloyd
Feb 21, 1930 - Dec 16, 2008

Mittie Joyce Lloyd, 78, of Blooming Grove and formerly of Irving, passed away quietly at home on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, after a long battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 21, 1930, in Irving to William Hugh and Willie Mae Lloyd. Joyce was a graduate of SMU and a CPA. She worked for Texas Instruments for 37 years. She was a loving person who always thought of others first. She was an animal lover, loved going to softball, baseball and football games and was an active member of the Lions Club. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Betty Lloyd of Blooming Grove; nieces and their husbands, Roger and Patti Hampshire of Navarro Mills, Cheryl Hill of Blooming Grove, Terry and Vicki Bessent of Waxahachie, and Nick and Stephanie Nichols of Blooming Grove; great-nephews, Larry Goodman, Ben Hill, Blake Nichols and Cole Bessent; great-nieces, Amber Kittley, Torri Bessent and Brittany Nichols; and great-great-nephew, Gage Johnson. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Hugh and Willie Mae Lloyd; and brothers, William Lloyd Hugh Jr. and Albert Wayne Lloyd.Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Joe Fincher officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Roger Hampshire, Nick Nichols, Terry Bessent, Ben Hill, Josh Kittley and Clyde Armstrong. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Joyce (Jones) Armstrong
May 18, 1948 - Dec 15, 2008


Joyce Jones Armstrong, 60, of Dallas, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. She was born May 18, 1948 in Corsicana. Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. today at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Pastor Dairy Johnson and the Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Mickey James Matthews
Nov 23, 1921 - Dec 17, 2008

 
Mickey James Matthews
Mickey James Matthews, 87, passed away at home on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008. He was born in Mart Nov. 23, 1921 to James (Mike) Edward and Bessie Adams Matthews. He attended Baylor University, joined the Army Air Corp to serve in WWII from November 1942 to December 1945. He piloted B-25 and A-20's in South Pacific, attaining rank of 1st Lt. After the war he moved to Corsicana to work for “Uncle Seth” Miles. He spent 50 years in retail furniture working for Miles, Home, and Withrow Furniture before retiring from First Finance in 1996 with Parkinson’s. He was active at 11th Ave. Methodist and later St. Luke’s Methodist Church as a Lay speaker; chairman of the local church lay leaders board; District Lay Leader; Board of Laity of Central Texas District Conference, and enjoyed singing in the choir for 30 years. Survivors include a brother, Jack and Mattie Lou; nephew, Mickey Ray and Sherry of Waxahachie; sons, Kelly Jack of Wortham, Robin James and Jo Ann of Corsicana; daughters, Shelly A. Kendall and Kimberly I. Matthews of Corsicana; grandsons, James Brian and Christopher D. Matthews; granddaughters, Crystal and Leslie Barlow; great-grandsons, Paxton Barlow and James Cade Matthews. Special appreciation to Drs. Robert Kingman and John Updegrove; Angels at Home, Rose and Jennie; the Rev. Bruce Carpenter and Bill Roughton. Memorials may be made in care of St. Luke's United Methodist Church.A graveside was held Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 at Blackhills Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Bobby Lee Nichols
Feb 22, 1940 - Dec 16, 2008

Bobby Lee Nichols, 68, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008. He was born Feb. 22, 1940, in Big Sandy to Thomas W. and Lena V. Nichols. Mr. Nichols was a wonderful caregiver to his family. He retired from Mercury Tool in Waco and had served in the Texas National Guard. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Maxine Nichols; son, Michael G. Nichols; daughter, Jannis A. Nichols-Kelley and husband Stephan; grandchildren, Bobby T. Nichols, Valerie R. Arcuri, Matthew A. Wood, Cody D. Nichols, and Sara Beth Nichols; great-grandchildren, Mason C. Arcuri and Tyler O. Wood; brothers, Geral Nichols, Paskall Nichols and Terry Nichols; sister, Madgeline Gibson of Rapid City, S.D.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas W. Nichols; mother, Lena V. Nichols; son, David A. Nichols; and twin brother, Billy D. Nichols. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy Nichols, Tim Nichols, Nick Nichols, Matthew Wood, Cody Nichols, Sara Beth Nichols, Wayne Pritchett, and Dwayne Pritchett. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Teague and Billy Dupree. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Patricia Ann Perry
abt 1940 - Dec 16, 2008

Patricia Ann Perry, 68 years young of Kerens, entered heaven on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008. She leaves behind her husband, Larry Perry of Kerens. They were married on Aug. 7, 1955. Pat had been under hospice care for the past year. Memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Barry Lippart officiating. Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God Church in Kerens. Pat was an Avon representative for many years and received numerous awards for her outstanding sales and dedication to the company. She and Larry also were in the antique business for many years in Missouri and Texas and she was lovingly known as “Pitty Pat.” She is survived by her husband Larry and is the beloved mother of four sons, Robert and Connie Perry of Paris, Mo., Charles and Kelly Perry of Irving, Little Larry and Tonya Perry of Lewisville, and Richard and Angie Perry of Kerens; two daughters, Terry and Jody Schonberner of Independence, Mo., and Debbie and Dave Martz of Brookfield, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur Lee Bullock and Tommy Jo Sanders, both of Wichita, Kan.; two sisters, Judy Cohn of Mount Upton, N.Y., and Martha Jean Bullock of Wichita, Kan.; and a number of nieces and nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins. Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Forrest and Elmina Marie Bullock (Little Grandma); and brother, Forrest Bullock Jr. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Stephen Booth Tarkington
July 16, 1941 - Dec 18, 2008

Stephen Booth Tarkington, 67, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, in Corsicana. He was born on July 16, 1941, in Bazette to Lester Earl and Eula Tarkington. He was a veteran having served his country in the U.S. Navy Seabees.Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ken Fricker, Gerald Gerard, Bobby Gragg, Dieter Meins, Michael Conger and Daniel Cope. Mr. Tarkington was preceded in death by his parents, Lester Earl and Eula Blanche Tarkington; and a brother, Lester E. Tarkington Jr. He is survived by his sons, Brian Tarkington of Dallas and Brad Tarkington and his wife Shelly of Mexia; grandchildren, Josh Owens, Hank Foley, Davie Jo Foley, Aaron Tarkington, and Reese Tarkington of Mexia, and Briana Tarkington of Dallas; sisters, Eula Mae Silva of Corsicana, Linda Fricker and husband Ken of Mildred, and Mary Beth Gerard and husband Gerald of Blooming Grove; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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