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Matthew Ryan Beck
Dec 17, 2008 - Dec 17, 2008

Matthew Ryan Beck, infant, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, in Fort Worth. He was born Dec. 17, 2008, in Fort Worth to Stephanie Arnett and Jacob Beck. He is survived by parents, Stephanie Arnett and Jacob Beck of Corsicana; brother, Logan Rodriguez; grandparents, Diane Arnett, Travis Arnett, and Renee and Chris Raborn; aunts, Chrystal Raborn, Taylor and Alex Arnett; and uncle, Rickey Beck.Graveside service will be 10 a.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. “Sweet child we never really got to know. It’s hard for us to let you go. We waited and we wanted you. We had so many dreams for you. We think of smiles we’ll never really see. We think of events that will never be. There is no first steps or no first teeth. There is only a void and our grief. We planned to take you places far and near. We yearned to keep you safe from fear. We hoped to show you much of you new world. We wanted to teach you as your life untwirled. It’s hard to understand why you died. We feel so numb, many tears we cried. We have so many questions and no answers seem to come. We tried so hard to save you but nothing could be done. God, we stand before you broken hearted and ask you to heal these lives that must be parted from this little one that we can no longer hold. Who will always be a part of us, even when we grow old. God, take this child in your loving arms. No more can he suffer any harm. Bless him always and bless us, too. Be with us, and help us to make it through.” Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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James A. Corley
May 30, 1934 - Dec 19, 2008

James A. Corley, 74, passed away in Dallas on Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. He was born May 30, 1934, to D.A. and Francie Corley in Weches. James was married at age 17 to his high school sweetheart Mary Alice Williams, who preceded James in death in 1989. James drove for Coca-Cola for 19 years and then was a correctional officer at Texas Department of Corrections for 14 years. He enjoyed fishing and tinkering in his workshop. James was an avid reader in history, politics, and philosophy, and loved to debate current events. Surviving James are his wife, Vi Corley; one daughter, Jamie F. Holzer and her husband Peter of Corpus Christi; two sons, Randy Corley and his wife Sandy of Houston and Keith Corley and his wife Tina of Keller; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert Corley and Leroy Corley; and numerous nieces and nephews. James was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Mary Alice Williams; and his brother, Lloyd Corley. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Johnnie Beatrice (Radney) Holiman
Sep 28, 1934 - Dec 18, 2008

Johnnie B. Holiman
Johnnie Beatrice Holiman, 74, of Kerens, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born Sept. 28, 1934, in Kerens to George and Linnie Glasgow Radney. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Howard Faughn of Kerens; grandson and his wife, Kaell Mullen and Mindy Howell of Kerens; grandson, Austin Mullen of Dallas; great-grandson, Jade Cole Mullen of Kerens; and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home. Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens. ∞

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Dorothy M. Bradford
abt 1920 - Dec 13, 2008

Dorothy M. Bradford, 88, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 11 a.m. today at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Earnest Betts officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery in Kerens. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Alice Williams
abt 1927 - Dec 9, 2008

Alice Williams, 81, of Waukegan, Ill., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at Vista East Medical Center. Service will be 3 p.m. today at Lifeline Fellowship Family Church, 5301 W. State Highway 31, Corsicana, with Elder Ernest McGilery officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Mike Pringle
abt 1951 - Dec 14, 2008

Mike Pringle, 57, of Tool passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, in Tool. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, TX 75219.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Janet Sullivan

Janet Sullivan of Kerens passed away Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, in Dallas. Memorial services were held Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Dallas Arboretum.
 

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Thomas Rudolph Lake
Dec 7, 1923 - Dec 19, 2008

Thomas Rudolph Lake
Mr. Thomas Rudolph Lake, 85, of Corbet passed away on Friday, Dec. 19, 2008 in Corbet. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Easterling officiating. Interment will follow in the Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will Johnny Lake, Bobby Murphy, Josh Bonner, Dan Coy, Lance Northen, and Charles Statham. Honorary pallbearers will be G. W. Dixon, Irvin Phillips, Leon Phillips, Oran Howell, Perry Murphy, and Dennis Redden. He was born on Dec. 7, 1923 in Corbet. He was a veteran having served his country in the U.S. Navy. He worked for Southwest Construction in Dallas and retired after several years of service. Later he enjoyed farming and ranching in Corbet. He was a charter member of Community Baptist Church. Mr. Lake was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Belt Lake; second wife, Gladys Marie Lake; parents, Thomas and Katherine Lake; brothers, Grant, Wyatt and James Lake; sister, Edith Thompson, and an infant sister. Survivors include his son, Eddie York and wife Kay of Corsicana; grandson, Jason York and wife Melani of Corsicana; granddaughters, Hollie Hollis and husband Bobby of Pilot Point and Dixie Forcht and husband Craig of Chelsea, Iowa; grandson, Chris St. Clair and fiancé Tracey Neal of Waco; seven great grandchildren, and one on the way; sister-in-law, Sammie Pratt of Corsicana; brother-in-law, Byron McDonald and wife Sandy of Kerens; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Tiny Zueteau Patrick "Pat" Spiller
Oct 11, 1920 - Dec 20, 2008

Tiny Zueteau Patrick “Pat” Spiller died peacefully in her sleep Saturday morning, Dec. 20, 2008 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. Born Oct. 11, 1920 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Patrick and Nancy Elnora Richeson. She grew up in West Texas where she graduated from Snyder High School in 1936. She worked for the federal government in Fort Worth during World War II and married Roland L. Spiller in 1946. She continued working for Civil Service throughout her life until she retired in the early 1980’s. She then worked for H and R Block for 15 years. After serving as an Army wife for more than 20 years, she settled with her husband in Copperas Cove, where she was active in Grace United Methodist Church and in the Friends of the Copperas Cove Public Library. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland Leon Spiller; and brother, Jalmer Patrick. She is survived by son, Ronald L. Spiller and wife Kay of Edinboro, Pa; daughter, Patricia Ann Spiller of Corsicana; granddaughter, Sharon Spiller of Erie, Pa; granddaughter Elizabeth Roper and husband Marty of Houston; brother, Jasper Patrick of McKinney; plus numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. J.D. Patrick of McKinney officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Corsicana, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dorothy (Barta) Vacek
June 27, 1935 - Dec 20, 2008

Dorothy Barta Vacek
Dorothy Vacek, 73, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008 at her home. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. A Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in East Bernard. Dorothy was born June 27, 1935 to Frank John and Erma Annie Hoerig Barta. She fell in love with home economics after taking her first course in 1948. She enrolled in Wharton County Junior College in 1953, and during orientation met a young man named Jerome Vacek. They were both enrolled in a dance class, and three times a week Jerome asked her to dance. He proposed to her on New Year’s Eve, 1955. They were blessed with three children. Dorothy taught Home Economics for 44 years in El Campo, New Braunfels and at the Corsicana Independent School District. During her years in education, she won numerous awards and honors.Upon retiring from the CISD in 2005, Dorothy opened up an antique and gift shop in downtown Corsicana, and became involved with the Downtown Merchants Association, and very active with the Corsicana/Navarro County Chamber of Commerce. Dorothy and Jerome loved to travel and spend time with their family. They became tour directors and took small groups to see many parts of the world.She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Raymond Barta; sister, Joyce Barta Ritter Roessing; and nephew, Dustin Barta. Survivors include her loving husband of 53 years, Jerome; sister, Katherine Barta Cook and husband John; brother, Frank Barta and wife Kathy; sister, Mary Gonzales and husband Tom; sister, Janice Nelson and husband Perry; brother, John Barta and wife Debbie; daughters, Michelle Vacek Carpenter and husband Richard; Lisa Vacek Boesen and husband Mike; son, Chip Vacek and wife Page; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the James L. Collins Catholic School.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Charlotte Ann (Richards) Gonzales-Armstrong
Sept 9, 1958 - Dec 21, 2008

Charlotte Ann Armstrong, 50 of Corsicana, passed away Dec. 21, 2008.She was born Sept. 9, 1958 in Corsicana to Wayne and Thelma Richards. She is survived by parents Wayne and Thelma Richards of Corsicana; sons Jason Richards and wife Chelsey of Barry, and Philip Armstrong and wife Amanda of Hurst; daughter Misti Gonzales of Corsicana; brothers David Richards and wife Donna of Corsicana, and Randy Richards and wife Kim of Blooming Grove; sister Denise Blase; and husband Gary of Houston; and grandchildren Tristen, Braeden and Peyton. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Rev. Bryan Connally officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jordan Richards, Shane Richards, Dale Mize, Gary Blase, Tony Gonzales and Mayson Pryor. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Louise (Washburn) Prince
Apr 13, 1922 - Dec 20, 2008

Louise (Washburn) Prince
Louise Prince, 86, passed away Dec. 20, 2008 in Corsicana. She was born April 13, 1922 in Corsicana to F. H. and Abbie Washburn. She worked as a laboratory technician for 25 years starting at Navarro Clinic and retiring in 1985 from Navarro County Regional Hospital. She was a faithful and active member of First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. Louise and husband Elbert volunteered for many years for Food for Fitness and Road to Recovery for Cancer Victims. She is survived by husband of 67 years, Elbert Prince; daughter Sharon Prince of Pasadena; son Richey and wife Patricia Prince of Trinidad; granddaughter Christie Johnson and husband Jed of Del Rio; grandson Kevin Prince of Trinidad; great-grandchildren Lauren and Parker Johnson, Holden Prince; brothers Charles Washburn and wife Martha of Corsicana, and Felix Washburn and wife Sue of St. Louis, Mo.; sister in law Rosemary Washburn of Ennis, and Charlene Signor of Robstown; brother-in-law Alvin Prince of Houston and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Donald Washburn and Billy Wayne Washburn. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Alexander and Steve Moss officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jake Allen, Gene McLain, Robert Parrish, Michael Prim, Sid Schutte, Lyle Scholten, Zane Stites and Gerald York. Honorary pallbearers will be Rex Carpenter, Vernon Crook, Tom McClendon, Jack Meredith and Charles Worsham. The family wishes to thank Dr. Kent Rogers and the second floor nursing staff of Navarro Regional Hospital for the professional and tender care of our wife and mother during the past few weeks. You were all a constant source of strength and comfort to us. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St. Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Frances LaVerne (Williams) Stewart
March 6, 1929 - Dec 22, 2008

Frances LaVerne Stewart, 79, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at her home in Port Mansfield. Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Raymondville Memorial Park Cemetery with Len Powell officiating. Pallbearers will be Charlie Stewart, John Stewart, Cody Stewart, Buddy Salmon, Frank Romano, Milton Snell and Greg Stewart. Mrs. Stewart was born March 6, 1929, in Silver City. She was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church of Lyford. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and quilting. She is survived by her husband, Charlie E. Stewart of Port Mansfield; one son, John (Laurie) Stewart of Aransas Pass; one daughter, Sybil Naumer of Glorieta, N.M.; seven grandchildren, Fran Morel, Cody Stewart, Danny Stewart, Billie Allison Lilly, Greg Stewart, Andrea Stewart and Angela Lourenco; three brothers, Don Williams and Kenneth Williams, both of McKinney, and Billy Williams of Waco; three sisters, Christine Reckley and Delores Joles, both of Corsicana, and Carolyn Nash of Longview; and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Doug Stewart; two brothers, Bob and Jim Williams; and one sister, Sue Williams Arp. Arrangements by Duddlesten Funeral Home, Raymondville.

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Samuel Jennings Thigpen
May 12, 1872 - Feb 11, 1954

Thigpen Rites Set Saturday
Funeral services will be held Saturday for Samuel J. Thigpen, 81, retired hotel operator who died Thursday night at his home, 4409 Colgate [Park Cities Dallas TX]. He had been in ill health since his retirement in 1942.
The Rev. H. E. Fowler will  conduct rites at 10 a.m. in Ed C. Smith & Bro. Funeral Chapel, 1811 Ross.
He was born in Raymond, Miss., and began his hotel career in Vicksburg, Miss., in 1901. Moving to Texas in 1920, he settled in Corsicana and built the Navarro Hotel.
Thigpen came to Dallas in 1935 and managed the Oxford Hotel for many years.
He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Restland Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. R. J. Demoye of Dallas; a brother, Pooler Thigpen of Tuledo, La., and a sister, Mrs. Grace McFarland of Raymond, Miss.

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Frederick Ross Brown
Oct 20, 1880 - May 4, 1951

BROWN
Frederick Ross, passed away Friday. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ollie Brown, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Norman Cates, Dallas; Mrs. James Taylor, Joseph City, Ariz; two sisters, Mrs. A. S. Handley, Corsicana; Mrs. Claude Hightower, Winters, Texas; two brothers C. O. Brown, Frost; W. J. Brown, Corsicana, Texas. Services Weiland-Merritt Funeral Chapel, Sunday 1 p.m., the Rev. D. C. Ham officiating. Interment Frost Cemetery, Frost Texas.
WEILAND-MERRITT  TE-8184

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Lee Roy Smith Mitchell
Nov 14, 1892 - Apr 26, 1942

MITCHELL - Lee S., 41, residence 3449 Binkley. Survivors, wife, Mrs. Gladys Mitchell; two sons, Lee Roy and Robert Allen Mitchell; daughter, Suzanne Mitchell, Dallas; mother, Mrs. Susan J. Mitchell; three sisters, Mrs. W. J. Holcomb, Miss Catherine Mitchell of Frost, Texas; Mrs. Ora Mitchell, Oklahoma City; three brothers, J. L., A. F., and E. H. Mitchell, Frost, Texas. Services Weiland's Funeral Church, 11:30 a.m., Monday, Dr. Marshall Steel officiating. Interment Grove Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers: J. Frank Slay, W. G. Noble, L. Y. Newman, J. R. Cobb, M. L. Middleton, Hoyt A. Armstrong. Weiland's Service, 2909 Live Oak, T-3-8141

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Lera Ozell (Ramage) Cagle
Jul 14, 1898 - Feb 9, 1975

CAGLE
Mrs. Lera O., 2601 Alabama. Survived by husband, James Arthur Cagle, Dallas; daughters, Mrs. H. C. McGraw, Dallas, Mrs. W. H. Jackson, Arlington, Mrs. Jerry Morris, Blooming Grove, Texas; brothers James A Cagle, Duncanville, Jerry Ray Cagle, Frost, Texas, Charles A. Cagle, Hawaii, Joe Cagle, Healdsburg, California, D. R. Cagle, Mobile, Alabama; sisters, Mrs. John Boyd, Corsicana, Miss Ona Bell Ramage, Marble Falls. Soureon Ramage, Canyon, Texas; thirty-six grand children; thirty-seven great-grandchildren Services 2 p.m. Tuesday LAUREL LAND MEMORIAL CHAPEL, S. R. L. Thornton at Laurel Land Road, Rev. Jack Frazier officiating. Interment Frost Cemetery, Frost, Texas; with a graveside services at 4:30 p.m.
LAUREL LAND-RESTLAND FUNERAL HOME
S. Thornton at Laurel Land Rd. 371-1335

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A. J. Hook
Apr 18, 1847 - Sep 22, 1933

HOOK - Corsicana, Texas, Sept 22. - A. J. Hook, 86, Confederate Veteran, long prominent in the United Confederate Veterans and commander for several years, member of the I. O. O. F., died Friday morning after a short illness, and the funeral was held Friday afternoon at Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are two sons, Ernest Hook, and Robert Hook, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Mattie Burns, Teague; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Ella (Williams) Smith
Feb 10, 1873 - Apr 7, 1944

Mrs. Ella Smith Buried
CORSICANA, Texas, April 9. - Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Smith, 71, who died in Dallas Friday, were held at the Frost Methodist Church Saturday with burial in Frost Cemetery. Prior to moving to Dallas a few years ago, she had lived in Frost for many years.
Surviving are two sons, Clyde Smith, Frost, and Tom Smith, Waco; three daughters, Mrs. Ray Chunn, Waco; Mrs. Jewel Jackson, Dallas, and Mrs. Jerry Smith, Frost; two grandchildren, two sisters and a half-brother.

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Miranda Leona (Sheppard) Bason
Dec 26, 1872 - Aug 13, 1949

Mrs. Miranda Bason
FROST, Texas. Aug. 17, Mrs. Miranda Bason, 77, former resident here, was buried Tuesday in Frost Cemetery after funeral services at the Baptist Church.
SHe was the widow of George Bason. She had resided for twenty years at Las Cruces, where she died.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Oscar Wilson and Mrs. Birdie Gill, both of Las Cruces, N.M. and Mrs. Mollie Graves of Waco, and two sons, R. O. Bason of Las Cruces, and John Bason of Dallas.

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Carl Elgin West
Sep 9, 1885 - Nov 18, 1954

Carl West Services Conducted at Frost
CORSICANA, Texas. Carl West, reared at Frost, died Friday in Hearne.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Frost Cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Keathley and Mrs. Claude Tullos, both of Frost.

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  • Dallas Morning News - April 10, 1944
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • Death Certificate shows he was interred in Hearne, TX, no marker found for him at Frost but his parents and some siblings are buried there.

 


Carl West Rites Held At Frost Carl West, a former resident of the Frost community, died at Hearne Friday morning.
Graveside services were held at the Frost Cemetery Saturday at 2 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Milton Slayden, pastor of the Frost Methodist church.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Keathley and Mrs. Claude Tullos, both of Frost.
McCormick Funeral Service directed..

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William Marton Dawson
May 16, 1911 - Sept 12, 1988

Martin Dawson, 77, of Blooming Grove, died Sept. 12, 1988, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Don Elrod officiating. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Ida M. Dawson, of Blooming Grove; son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Ann Dawson, of De Soto; two sisters, Eloise Brooks, of Georgetown, and Evelyn Hawkins, of Austin; two grandchildren, Dana Curry, of De Soto, and Dione Farmer, of Corsicana; three great-grandchildren; and two nieces. Pallbearers will be Mayse Bruton, F. H. Scott, Buddy Brown, Roy Kennedy, Dick Marszalek and Gordon Griffin.

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  • My Uncle Morton Dawson is the son of Royal Archibald "Roy" Dawson and Sallie Joan (Hosser) Dawson
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

Claude B. Riles
abt 1907 - Dec 21, 2008

Claude B. Riles
Claude B. Riles, 101, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at his residence. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 S. Fifth St., with Pastor Larry L. Polk Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be grandsons Carnease Conley, Eddie Malone III, Frederick Riles, Glen Riles, Kevin Riles, Montriville Parson Riles, Shawn Riles, Roderick Sutton, Tony Taylor, Cardale Tippens and Rowlon Weaver Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be sons and sons-in-law. Mr. Riles was born Nov. 14, 1907, in Navarro. He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Willie Mae Payne Riles; and four children, Clayetta Riles, Claude B. Riles Jr., Montriville Riles and Larry B. Riles. Survivors include 10 children, Jorene Riles Taylor, Joyce Riles Weaver, Lavern Riles Tippens (Gene), Frederick Riles, Leroy Riles (Mildred), Jerry Riles (Janet), Ruby Riles Nathan, Marsha Riles Harris (Jimmy Lee), Linda Riles Conley (Charles), and Roslyn Riles Sutton (Ricky). Mr. Riles was blessed to live a long life and to see six generations; 75 grandchildren including a special granddaughter who was reared as a daughter, Gelesta Riles Kamau; one brother-in-law, Robert Payne; one sister-in-law, Jewel Riles; and a host of other relatives and friends. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Dr. Joyce May Adams Robinson
July 9, 1951 - Dec 22, 2008

Dr. Joyce May Adams Robinson
Dr. Joyce May Adams Robinson, 57, passed away on Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at her residence. She was born on July 9, 1951, in Rochester, N.H. She was a doctor of veterinary medicine. Dr. Robinson was cremated and no services are planned at this time. She is survived by her husband, Lew Robinson; son, Micheal Smith and wife Ann of Rochester, N.H.; son, Joshua Smith of Rochester, N.H.; son, Steven Robinson and wife Renata of Wildburg, Germany; daughter, Susan Smith and husband Brant of Dover, N.H.; son, James Robinson of Nottingham, N.H.; son, David Robinson of Kittery, Maine; mother, Bertha Adams of Corsicana; brother, Kenneth Adams Jr. and wife Jeanette of Rochester, N.H.; sister, Nancy Boone and husband Chris of Corsicana; nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1301 S. Broadway, Tyler, TX 75701. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Joyce M. Robinson
Dr. Robinson (TEX '96), 57, Barry, Texas, died Dec. 22, 2008. She owned Country Garden Veterinary Clinic, a small animal practice in Dresden, Texas. Dr. Robinson is survived by her husband, Lew; five sons; and a daughter. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1301 S. Broadway, Tyler, TX 75701.

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  • Javma News

Earnest Byrd
Sep 11, 1920 – Dec 27, 2008

Earnest Byrd, 88, of Kerens passed away Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 at ETMC Hospital in Athens. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. today at Eureka Cemetery with Kyle Bird officiating. Earnest was born Sept. 11, 1920 in Corsicana to Emmit and Louella Byrd. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from the 21st of October 1942 to the 15th of November 1945. He owned and operated Byrd Petroleum and Auto Supply in Kerens from the late 1940s to when he retired in 1985.He is preceded in death by his older sister, Louise Jamison, and younger sister, Lucille Earley, also of Kerens. He is survived by daughter Ann Simmons; sons Ronnie, Mike and Kyle Byrd; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Geraldine Glen Byrd
May 20, 1926 - June 16, 2008

Geraldine Glen Byrd, 82, of Corsicana, TX passed peacefully on June 16, 2008. She was born on May 20, 1926 in Borger, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents John Livesay and Ella Livesay. She is survived by her sisters; Mary Bann of Petal, Missouri and Kathleen Price of Lubbock, TX. Visitation will be held Thursday from 6pm-8pm at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 2pm at Oakwood Cemetery on Friday June 20, 2008. Services will be officiated by Bishop John Baker.


Ethel Louise (Peck) Capps
Oct 10, 1927 - Dec 27, 2008

Ethel Louise Peck Capps, 81, of Corsicana, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 at Trinity Mother Francis Hospital in Tyler after a sudden illness. She was born on October Oct. 10, 1927 in Baxter Springs, Kan. She held a Master's Degree in Science and was a teacher both in spirit and profession. Ethel was an avid bridge player, playing every Monday at Kinsloe House, with the 4 B's, as a guest at the Country Club and occasionally as a substitute for other groups around town. Many copies of her best novel, “Picking up the Pieces,” which was published by “autherHouse,” are still available. Copies of the other stories that she wrote can be checked out at the public library. She was a former member of the Writers Club and the Pan American Club. She is survived by four sons, Terry Capps of Corsicana, Jim Capps of Austin, Roy Capps of Fairfield and Don Capps of Plano; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. It was her wish to be cremated and for a private memorial service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Regina Beth (Mandrell) Craft
Oct 6, 1952 - Dec 27, 2008

Regina Beth Mandrell Craft
Regina Beth Mandrell Craft was born on Oct. 6, 1952 to Monroe Clark Mandrell and Margaret Evelyn Jones Mandrell. She died at home on Dec. 27, 2008. Regina was married to Alan Ray Craft on June 12, 1970 and was deeply devoted to the marriage. Regina is survived by her only brother, Ivan Clark Mandrell; her husband, Alan; two children, Lori Ann Craft and James Alan Craft; two grandchildren, Isaiah Jacob Craft and Caleb James Craft. Regina was a lifetime homemaker dedicated to serving her husband and children. Regina was a very private individual who suffered with many medical problems for which no cure was available, complaining only to her lifetime partner, Alan. She had a very strong spiritual conviction and loved southern gospel music. Regina was hard to get to know, but was a friend for life if given the opportunity. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 N. IH-35, in Pflugerville. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at 10 a.m. at Austin Cornerstone Church, 1101 Reinli St., Austin. Graveside services and burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Irene, Texas at the Salem-Irene Cemetery in Hill County, next to her mother and father. Arrangements by Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home.

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Anne (Collins) Webber
1919 - Dec 26, 2008

Anne Collins Webber passed at Parkwood Nursing Home in Bedford on Friday, Dec. 26, 2008. Visitation will be 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Internment will follow at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman. She was the daughter of Will and Mary Lella Slade Collins of Streetman. Born in Fairfield in 1919, she graduated from the Scott and White School of Nursing. Upon graduation Anne joined the Army Nurse Corps. She served as an Army RN in a field hospital in England during World War II. Cpt. John D. Webber, of Buffalo, N.Y. proposed to Anne and they were the second couple married in Germany after the Great War. Anne was an Army wife for 22 years. As an Army wife her travels lead her to Germany, Yokohama, Japan, the Panama Canal Zone, Panama and Guatemala. While Anne was state-side she made her home in Ft Hood; Ft. Knox, Ky.; Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.; Virginia and New Jersey. She resided for many years in Houston and Corsicana. Anne was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and siblings, Slade Collins of St. Louis, Mo., Will Collins of Houston, Issie Collins of Sweeny, Ruth Collins of Navarro, and Mary and Martha Collins of Corsicana. Survivors include her brother, Major Collins of Houston; and her three children, Nancy W. Deming of Michigan, John Daniel Webber III of Colleyville, and James David Webber, currently serving in Iraq. Anne's grandchildren are Carrie Anniece Deming and Matthew Dennis Deming and his wife Fanasy Prokop Deming of Jackson, Miss. Anne has two great grandchildren, John Ethan Deming and Whittman Slade Deming of Mississippi. The family would like to acknowledge Glenda Webber, wife of David, for her love and care of their Mother in the last years of her life, and Glenda's children David Oliver and Lindsey Oliver as well. In lieu of flowers memorials contributions may be given to Birdston Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 156, Streetman, TX 75859; or the Alzheimer Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dianna "Susie" (Massey ) Ganze
Nov 18, 1957 - Dec 28, 2008

Dianna (Susie) Ganze
Dianna (Susie) Ganze of Purdon passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008 in Ruidoso, New Mexico on vacation with her family. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday with Rev. Harry Hollingsworth officiating at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Internment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat. She was born to Don and Doreena Massey of Corsicana on Nov. 18, 1957. She married her loving husband, Randy Ganze, on June 25, 1976. She and Randy co-owned and operated Randy’s Electric in Corsicana for 14 years. She is survived by her parents, Don and Doreena Massey; her husband Randy; her children, Jeffrey and Britni of Leander, and Dustin and Tonya of Corsicana; grandson Hayden, and sisters, Debbie Dixon and Donna Scruggs. Other survivors include six nieces, six nephews and countless other friends and loved ones. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Pursley Baptist Church or St. Luke United Methodist Church of Corsicana. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Walter Carl George
abt 1941 - Dec 26, 2008

George, Walter Carl George
Walter Carl George, 67, passed away Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 in Dallas. The Homegoing Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Golden Gate Funeral Home, 4155 South R. L. Thornton Freeway in Dallas. He was born Sept. 3, 1941 in Navarro County. Survivors include his wife, Anna George. Arrangements by Golden Gate Funeral Home, Dallas.

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Mary Elizabeth (Patrick) Giesler
abt 1915 - Dec 30, 2008

Mary Elizabeth Patrick Giesler, 93, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008 in Corsicana. Mary was a member of Circle 5 at the First Methodist Church of Corsicana, the Literary Club and the Pan American Round Table. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held in Hillcrest Cemetery in Temple at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009. She will be buried alongside her devoted late husband, Leonard D. Giesler, who worked many years for the Ford Motor Company in liaison with Ford Dealers in the Houston-South Texas area. “Mary Pat,” born Aug. 19, 1915 in Waco, was the daughter of A.N.S. Patrick and Effie Lee Middleton. Her father worked 45 years for the Southern Pacific Railroad, and the Patrick family lived in Waco, Shreveport, Corpus Christi and Brownsville. Brown-eyed Mary, 5 feet, 2 inches, 110 pounds, graduated in 1933 from Byrd High School in Shreveport, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, Class Officer, Most Popular girl, Mardi Gras princess, and Princess Tyler Rose Festival. She represented Corpus Christi at the San Antonio Battle of Flowers. After graduating from the Brownsville Junior College, she studied in Houston to be a legal secretary. Her first job was with a prominent Brownsville attorney. Mary Pat worked for Pan American Airways in Brownsville as secretary to the company chief pilot. She scheduled all the company pilot flight times. This busy job led her career to Houston, Miami, New York and Europe. Her airplane visits to Central and South America were before flying comforts and good safety measures. Mary Pat’s career and personal travels let her joyfully sit alongside pilots steering “Flying Boats” embarking San Francisco to points in Asia. She rode alongside pilots into London, Rome and Paris. She was in Berlin immediately after the “Berlin lift” ended. She participated in the last landing of Pan American Airways. Mary was preceded in death by her brother, James W. Patric, and his wife, Jane McGinley Patrick of League City, Texas. She is survived by her brother, Arthur Patrick Jr. and his wife, Doris Ivy Patrick of Richland; their son, Stephen M. Patrick of Santa Fe, N.M.; their daughter Ann S. Littrell and her husband Lee Edward Littrell and children Selena Nan Mathis and “Lee” Rusty Littrell Jr. of Corsicana. She is also survived by her beloved nephews, Robert Scott Patrick and his wife, Linda Wheeler Patrick of Deer Park; J.M. Patrick and son Shane of Houston; and cherished friend from childhood, Dorothy Tomme Morgan of Corsicana. The family expresses their love and thanks to Debra Evans and Loretta Beauchamp, and many others to numerous to list for “Aunt Mary’s” many years of good and loving care. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Tiara Charnae Brown
abt 1988 - Dec 26, 2008

Tiara Charnae Brown
Tiara Charnae Brown, 20, of Milford passed Dec. 26, 2008. She was a sophomore at Navarro College in Corsicana. Survivors include her mother, Tommie Yolanda Gaines of Milford; father, Otis Reed Hall of Dallas; sister, Leandra Nicole Brown of Milford; two nieces, Kayleana Shardae Brown and Brooklyn Latrice Washington; grandmothers, Lola Mae McKnight of Dallas, Norma Jean Daniels of Corsicana and Gladys Hall of Dallas; and a host of family and friends. Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Friday in the Allene Thomas Retirement Suite I at Community Funeral Home and Florist, 1412 MLK Jr. Blvd. in Waxahachie. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 610 Dyfed Rd. in Milford.  Arrangements by Community Funeral Home and Florist, Waxahachie.

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George Calvin Caperton, Sr.
Feb 22, 1931 - Dec 31, 2008

George Calvin Caperton, Sr
George Calvin Caperton Sr., 77, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008. George was born to Iva Mae Gaddy-Caperton and Ernest Calvin “Sonny” Caperton in Monticello, Ark. on Feb. 22, 1931.Life in Monticello for George was much akin to life in Mayberry with memories of local and colorful citizens such as Fuzz and Noel and boys of the Monticello Baptist Home, and where life consisted of paper routes, working gas stations and Clay’s Grocery, hanging out at the town square after dark, mules, farming, house painting, rubber drives, paper drives, and metal drives for the war effort. There was time for family and friends and good food and enough money for a Hershey Bar and a Coke at the Monticello Drug. And getting around the community by walking and bicycle, and later drives to the great Mississippi River. A good life for a young boy that later became a good and great man, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend to so many, many people. If he liked you, he liked you, and he practically liked everyone. George married his high school sweetheart, Doris Evelyn Schooley, on Dec. 11, 1950 while in the U.S. Air Force serving as Military Police in Panama City, Fla. and Port Orena, Calif. After returning to Monticello he received his education at Monticello A and M. George and Doris moved their family of three girls at the suggestion of a boyhood friend who had preceded them to Mesquite, and George Calvin (Bud) Caperton Jr. was born in 1961 in Terrell. George became Assistant Tax Collector for Mesquite. In 1965 he was offered and accepted a position as Corsicana School Tax Assessor. In the years that followed he became Chief Appraiser of Navarro County until retirement. George was a longtime member of the Lion’s Club, Dad’s Club at schools and also a colorful character in his own right at local and various “coffee associations” such places as Douglas’s, the old What-a-Burger, various Shell Stations about town, Braum’s, and lest we forget Buck Hamilton’s north and south of town where they would cook and eat the most unusual things. You were impolite to ask questions. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Doris Evelyn; second son, David Foud; and brother, Teet Caperton. George is survived by his children and their spouses, grandchildren, and great grandchildren: Diane and Dieter Meins of Dawson, Wanda and Mike Sims of Spring, Kathy and Mackie Robinson of Streetman, and Bud and Rena Caperton of Corsicana; grandchildren, Margaret and Brian Peters of Crowley, Sonny and Michelle Sims of Spring, Stuart Sims of Spring, Micah and Steve Clark of Groesbeck, Michael Kormos of Corsicana, Tony and Christina Kormos of Corsicana, Candice and Clint Elliott of Streetman, Sarah Sims of Spring, David Caperton of Bristol, and Walker Caperton of Corsicana; great grandchildren, Seth, Tyler, Garrett, Gregory, Audrey, Rivers, Holden, Cody, and Kimber. He is also survived by cousins, Marilynn, Martha Sue, and Libby of Arkansas; brothers-in-law, Billy and Noel of Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews in Arkansas, Georgia, and Tennessee. George loved and worried about his family and knew family came first, and did his very best to care for them and yet never intervened or criticized. George loved his friends too, especially those he referred to as “painters and liars.” He believed in making do with what he had and if he couldn’t fix or repair it he then could manage to do without it. He had no fondness of buying new things (except for his passion for new gadgets and gizmos from Sears). We have all learned something of value from George, each in so many ways. We’ll miss his stories and recollections of the simple life pleasures and memories he shared with everyone. Life was good for George as it is for all his family. George Caperton will be sorely missed by everyone. We Love you Daddy. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at graveside at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Mackie Robinson, Dieter Meins, Sonny Sims, Stuart Sims, David Caperton and Steve Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be Paschall Nichols, Wilmer Hale, Dwight Farmer, Brian Peters, Clint Elliott and Charlie Caperton.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Charles H. "Bud" Cappallo
March 1, 1923 - Dec 31, 2008

Charles “Bud” H. Cappallo, 85, of Corsicana passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Monday at Eureka United Methodist Church. Bud Cappallo was born on March 1, 1923, in Albany N.Y. He was an avid golfer who loved camping, fishing, and hunting. Bud and his wife Jane taught line dancing for years in Grapevine. He loved to play his harmonica and work in his vegetable garden. He was a 32nd degree Mason, and member of the Schoadak Union Lodge No. 87 for over 30 years. He served in the Coast Guard in World War II. Bud always had a big smile and loved to make people laugh. Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Francis Cappallo; wife, Edna Jane; and sisters, Virginia McClune and Gladys Messier. Survivors include his son, Robert Sr. and wife Sherry; grandchildren, Robert Jr., Brian and wife Kristin Cappallo, and Michael Cappallo; great-grandchildren, Alexis and Blake Cappallo; nieces, Francis Bates, and Joan Asku; and nephews, William McClune, and Joseph Belcastro. Arrangements by Forest Ridge Funeral Home, Hurst.

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Charlie Lee Flynn
June 6, 1923 - Dec 31, 2008

Charlie Lee Flynn
Charlie Lee Flynn passed from this life to his eternal rest on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008. He was born June 6, 1923, in Navarro County. On June 21, 1943, Charlie married Margie French. After he returned from overseas, they made their home in their native Navarro County. On June 21, 2008, they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Mr. Flynn served his country for over eight years in the U.S. Army. For 11 months on the USS Thompson Lykes, he docked in various North and Central American ports including the Panama Canal as well as many in England, western Africa, and Egypt while protecting various other U.S. ships as they sailed the Atlantic, Caribbean, etc. He made the Normandy Invasion onto Omaha Beach on his 21st birthday June 6, 1944, and continued into Germany via France, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, and others. Always a strong supporter of education, like many of his generation, Mr. Flynn used the GI Bill to further his education while supporting his family. He was a graduate of Navarro Junior College with an Associate in Business Administration degree towards his bachelor’s degree. Charlie L. Flynn, “C.L.,” retired from Lone Star Gas after 36 years on Jan. 27, 1989. While he held numerous positions with the company, he retired as a diagnostic technician for the western section of Navarro County. After retirement, he and Margie were to become part of the Texas Baptist Men’s Builders, but cancer took its toll terminating exactly 17 years later to the day on Dec. 31, 2008.As an over 60-year member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana, Mr. Flynn served his God in many capacities including membership on numerous committees, Boy Scout and Royal Ambassador leader, and chaired the usher committee for over 24 years. Hobbies included supporting his beloved wife and daughter in their various enjoyments, semi-classical music, special home cooking, animals and the great outdoors. As a sportsman, he was a co-founder of the club which became the Heart of Texas Silhouette Association. Charlie Lee Flynn was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Steven Flynn and Annie Margaret Henderson Flynn; a sister, Ruby Flynn Brown; and brothers, Robert Steven, Johnny Carl, and Steven L. Flynn; grand-niece, Megan Flynn; and nephew, Ricky Flynn. Survivors include his wife, Margie French Flynn; daughter, Ailsa Margette Flynn Anderson and husband, Guy W. Anderson Jr.; foster son, John W. French Sr. and wife, Juanita, of Austin; special nephew, Johnny Carl Flynn and wife, Elaine, of Tahoka and their daughter, Kelly, of Fort Worth; special neighbors, the Daniel Rivas family; sister, Annie Ruth Flynn Robinson of Fairfield; sisters-in-law, Dorotha Hardin Flynn of Tahoka and Lillie Keele Flynn of Dallas; nephews, Lloyd Brown, Billy Brown, Larry Flynn and Randy Robinson; nieces, Pat Flynn Parrott, Judy Robinson Perry, and Kay Flynn; grand-nephew and nieces include, Steve Parrott, Paula Parrott, and Susan Robinson; and numerous church, work and sportsman friends. His Christ-like manner and nature is a model to others for which to pattern their lives. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. today in the chapel of First Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. and Dr. David Edwards. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be members of Mr. Flynn’s Sunday school class: Joe Sims, Joe Bob Tekell, Nathan Benfield, Jon Ed Ingram, Jay Justice, Norman Gilcrease, Tom Boyd, and Wayne Rose. Honorary pallbearer will be Col. Joe Fogg (retired). Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church Missions Program, 510 West Collin Street, Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Marcus Edwin Humbert
July 13, 1936 - Jan 1, 2009

Marcus Edwin Humbert was born on July 13, 1936, in Corsicana. He left this earthly world and entered his eternal home on Thursday Jan. 1, 2009, at the age of 72, surrounded by his family. Though he will be missed, we celebrate his victory and home-going after his courageous battle with cancer and myasthenia gravis. His family cared for him and stayed by his side through this fight. Marcus was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Ida (Loftis) Humbert; and brother, Jimmy David. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joyce (Dyer) Humbert; daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Don Crow Jr. of Waxahachie, Donna and Gaylon Whittenburg and Dana and Cliff Lord of Corsicana; grandchildren, Don “Trey” Crow III and Bridgett of Salina, Kan., Mark Crow and Veronica of Palmer, Jeff and Dawn Roddy, Brandi and Sam Wiggins, and Clayton and Colton Lord, all of Corsicana; great-grandchildren, Madalyn, Carson and Lauren Crow of Salina, Kan., Jaden and Ella Crow, Stefany and Hector Perez of Palmer, Albert Fuller and Dalton Roddy, Anna Marie and Delia Rose Wiggins, all of Corsicana; also honorary grandson and great-grandson, Bobby and Brandon Whittenburg of Corsicana; brother, William “Bill” and Lucy Humbert of Corsicana; and sister, Kay Beth Jackson of Arlington. He has a host of other family members, friends, and prayer warriors who have all helped his homegoing be easier on those with him. God truly blessed us with a wonderful Christian husband, father, papaw, great-papaw, brother, uncle, friend, and prayer warrior. The family would like to thank Hospice of Cedar Lake for their care and kindness during this difficult time. Special thank you to Phyllis Payne, RN, and Shawnda Witherspoon, CNA, for their support, concern and love shown to our family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Corsicana, American Cancer Society, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, Hospice of Cedar Lake or a charity of your choice. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Trey Crow, Mark Crow, Jeff Roddy, Bobby Whittenburg, Sam Wiggins, Albert Fuller, Josh Jackson and Mark Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be Clayton Lord, Colton Lord, Dalton Roddy, Carson Crow, Brandon Whittenburg, Randy Hughes and the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Bonnie (Renick) Cox
Oct 4, 1924 - Jan 3, 2009

Bonnie R. Cox
Bonnie R. Cox, a loving and proud mom, a tolerant mother-in-law, a devoted sister, a fun-loving aunt, and a fabulous grand and great-grandmother passed from her earthly duties to her much deserved reward early Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009. A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p. m. today, Sunday, Jan. 4, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, while the Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 5 at Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana. Interment will be later that day at Waco Memorial Park in Waco at 4 p.m. Bonnie retired from the Social Security Administration after 30-plus years of service. But many will remember her as the owner of the Merle Norman Cosmetic Boutique in Richland Mall. She spent 10 happy years managing the store with her dear friend, Hollie Hahn. Bonnie was born in Bell County, Texas to Harvey and Eloise Renick, an early ranching family of Killeen. She graduated from Killeen High School and attended Temple Junior College. Bonnie married Lawrence Cox, her high school sweetheart. The couple settled in Waco where they reared Larry and Mike. They were active in all facets of their children’s school-life at Midway. Bonnie and her family were early members of the First Baptist Church of Woodway. Bonnie was always an active church worker; in fact, she had accrued the largest total of volunteer hours at First Baptist before her move to Northside in Corsicana. She continued her volunteer work in Corsicana giving unselfishly of her time to the Red Cross and to the Care Center. Bonnie was preceded in death by her mother, father, husband Lawrence, and niece Janet Tynes. She is survived by her two sons, Larry Cox and wife Barbara of Austin; Mike Cox and wife Karen of Corsicana; as well as her two grandchildren, Timothy Cox and wife Lori of Blanco, and Shawn Cox and Hedwika of Houston; great-grandchildren Madelyn, Mason and McCall of Blanco. Bonnie’s life was also blessed by her sister Dorothy Blair, her grand-nieces Jennifer Burdette and Jana White, their families, and her nephew Bill Blair and his wife Jackie of Fort Worth. She is also survived by a grand-nephew, Randy Blair of Fort Worth. We will miss her beautiful, helping hands, her eagerness to teach and to encourage, her unmatched energy to grasp life with a joyous spirit, and her welcoming, hospitable smile, not to mention her terrific cooking! Memorials may be made to the building fund at Northside Baptist Church of Corsicana or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Harry Emery Aurand
Feb 28, 1936 - Jan 3, 2009

Harry Aurand passed away on January 3, 2009, at Harris Hospital. Harry was born on February 28,1936 in Lutherburg, Pennsylvania. He was an Electrical Mechanic for Bell Helicopter for over 20 years.
He is survived by his wife Veneta Valentine Aurand, daughter Tamela Phelps of Euless, son Jeffrey Aurand of Ft. Worth, Granddaughters Dannah Noel Stephanie Phelps,Jadie Phelps, and Taylor Phelps of Euless, and Great Granddaughter Katie Noel of Euless, Sisters Margaret "Peggy Aurand and Mary "Bonnie" Cooper of Du Boise, Pennnsylvania.

A Funeral Service Will be held on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at The Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Pallbearers will be James McCoy, Mickey Lawson, Kenny Williams, Mike Phelps, Jesse Nelan, Chris Noel, Jacob Bell, and Elias Roman. Interment will be at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery


Mose Barney Swanson
June 4, 1948 - Jan 2, 2009

Mr. Mose Barney (M.B.) Swanson, 60, of Navarro passed away on Friday, January 2, 2009 at his residence. He was born on June 4, 1948 in Corsicana, Texas.
He worked as an equipment operator in the Highline Construction industry.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 2, 2009 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at the Hopewell Cemetery with the Rev. Wesley Coleson officiating.

Mr. Swanson was preceded in death by his Wife; Doris York Swanson, Father; Hugh Edgar Swanson, Mother; Clara Stalter Cantrell, and a Brother; Robert Swanson.

He is survived by his two daughters; Misty Swanson & Casey Taylor both of Bakersfield, CA., Four Grandchildren, Brothers; Fred Swanson of Grapeland, TX., Larry Swanson of Grapeland, TX., and Jerral Swanson of Navarro, TX., numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family


Betty Elizabeth Ann O'Pry
June 5, 1960 - Dec 23, 2008

Ms. Betty Elizabeth Ann O’Pry, 48, passed away in Corsicana Tuesday, December 23, 2008. Graveside services will be at 3:00 P.M. Friday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.


Garland Edward Abbe
Aug 1, 1943 - Dec 22, 2008

Mr. Garland Edward Abbe, 65, of Abilene passed away on Monday, December 22, 2008 in Abilene. He was born on August 1, 1943 in Big Spring, Texas.
He worked as a truck broker.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at the St. Elmo Cemetery with the Rev. Frank Peugh officiating.


 Edward David Freeman
June 6, 1844 - March 1924 

Ed Freeman, a Confederate veteran and member of Camp Winkler, died at his home near Purdon Sunday and the remains were interred in the Younger cemetery yesterday afternoon. The deceased had reached the ripe old age of eighty-four years and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.

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Lizzie (Dovell) Roberts
Sep 7, 1886 [note] - Mar 22, 1952
NOTE: the obituary and Death Certificate both say she was 75 yrs old which would make her closer to 1877 but both do have birth date of Sep 7, 1886

Services Sunday For Mrs. Roberts

Mrs. Lizzie Roberts, 75, died at 1000 N. Main St. shortly after midnight Saturday morning.

Surviving are two sons, R. V. Roberts, British Columbia, Canada, and D. D. Roberts, Olothe, Colo.; two daughters, Mrs. J. A. Farmer, Angus, and Mrs. E. D. Ladd, Fredno, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. N. C. Minatra, Victoria; two brothers, A. M. Dovell, Grass Valley, Calif., and E. A. Dovell, Oklahoma, and a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. One granddaughter, Mrs. Walter (Farmer) Stewart, resides in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffen Chapel at 3 p.m. Sunday with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, Methodist minister of Waxahachie, formerly of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Ocie W. Wilson, Hugh Fullerton, Walter Castles, J. D. Dowd, L. V. Majors, and Horace Hayes.

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Mattie D. (Roberts) Metcalf
Oct 8, 1900 - Mar 15, 1942
Note: Death Certificate has DOB as Oct 5, 1899, Cemetery Records show Oct 8, 1900

Mrs. Mattie Metcalf Died Sunday; Burial Monday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Metcalf, aged 42 years, who died Sunday at the P. and S. Hospital, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, A. S. Metcalf, Corsicana; four sons, Lloyd and Ralph Metcalf, both of Corsicana; Albert Metcalf, Jr., Puerto Rico, US army, and Theodore Metcalf, US air corps, San Antonio; a daughter, Miss Virginia Metcalf, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Lizzie Roberts, Corsicana; three brothers, Ruben Roberts, Ontario, Canada; Chas. Roberts, New York, and Dwayne Roberts, Pueblo, Colo., and two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Farmer, Corsicana, and Mrs. Louis Ladd, California.

Pallbearers were Farley McCarver, Robert Smith, David Castles, J. A. Farmer, Hugh Fullerton and Isaac Levy.

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[Mrs. J. A. Farmer] (Roberts) Farmers
ABT 1881 - Mar 1942

Mrs. J. A. Farmer Dies At Angus

Mrs. James A. Farmer, 61, died at the family residence in the Angus community Monday afternoon. She was a native of Texas.

Surviving are her husband of Angus; a daughter, Mrs. Eva Lou Stewart, Angus; two sons, Major James W. Farmer, US Army stationed in Germany, and Frank S. Farmer, Amarillo; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Ladd, California; two brothers, Reuben Roberts, British Columbia, Canada, and D. D. Roberts, Idaho; three grandchildren, and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending word from her son, Major Farmer in Germany.

Pallbearers will be James Cobb, Dr. John H. Keller, Jr.; Dr. W. R. Sneed, Roy Farmer, Guy Farmer and Ernest Stewart.

McCammon will direct.

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Charles Etta (McAfee) Shelton
Sept 27, 1881 - Feb 10, 1959

Mrs. Shelton Dies Tuesday
Mrs. J. E. Shelton, 77, native of Raleigh, long time Frost resident, died in Fort Worth, Tuesday following a year's illness.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Frost of which she was a member. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. O. Ramsey, pastor. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery.
The body will lie in state in the chapel of the chapel of the McCormick Funeral Service in Frost from Wednesday afternoon until the funeral hour.
Mrs. Shelton resided at Frost until two months ago when she was taken to Fort Worth.
Surviving are six sons, C. E. Shelton, Fort Worth, J. E. Shelton, Nacona, E. M. Shelton, Bowie; Rev. W. T. Shelton, Mineral Wells, Billy Joe Shelton, Fort Worth,  and H. R. Shelton, Winnipeg, Canada; a daughter, Mrs. Winona Bryant, Garland; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives.
Corley will direct.

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Margaret Augusta (Burleson) Collum-Whitlock
July 17, 1917 - Feb 1981

Mrs. Mary Whitlock, of Lubbock and native of Navarro County, died Saturday in Methodist Hospital in Lubbock.
Service was held Tuesday, 2 p.m., W. W. Rix Chapel with the Rev. James E. Enger, minister of Southside Four Square Church and the Rev. James O. Brandon, minister of Southcrest Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park in Lubbock.
Mrs. Whitlock moved to Lubbock in 1958. She was a member of the Southcrest Baptist Church of Lubbock and had worked for Kmart in Lubbock about 20 years.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Jean Owens, of Smyer; two sons, Alan Collum, of Levelland, and Rev Earl Collum of Lubbock; a sister, Mozelle B. Pillans, of Streetman; two brothers, Van G. Burleson, of Carthage, and Solon H. Burleson, of Cuero; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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Eda (Watson) Kelly-Buie
Mar 7, 1900 - Feb 12, 1981

Mrs. Edna Watson Buie
Mrs. Eda Watson Buie, 80, of Cisco, died Thursday in Cisco.
Services is 2 p.m. Saturday in the Corley Funeral-Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
She was a retired teacher and member of First Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Texas Wesleyan College and Texas Woman's University.
She was a native of Barry and had lived in Cisco for six years.
Survivors are one step-daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Owens, of Tyler; two step-sons, Eugene Buie, of Fort Worth, and John Buie; one sister, Mrs. Bessie Fields of Cisco; and one son, Richard Kelly, of Corsicana; and five grandchildren.

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James Loyd Bone
abt 1922 - Feb 1981

James L. Bone
James Loyd Bone, 59, of Hurst, died Sunday in a Fort Worth hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, Lucas Hurst Chapel. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery* with Lucas Funeral Home, of Hurst, in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita S. Bone, of Hurst; two daughters, Charlotte Brainerd and Linda Clague; two step-daughters, Charlotte Brainerd and Linda Clague; two step daughters, Donita Kelly and Janice Marie Fisher; one sister, Louise Farmer; her mother, Nannie Myrtle Bone; and 10 grand-children

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Oma Mae Matlock
Jul 9, 1893 - Feb 15, 1981

Oma Mae Matlock, 87, died Sunday at Athens Memorial Hospital. She was a resident of Kerens for 51 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kerens.
Service will be Tuesday, 2 p.m., Paschal Funeral Home, with the Rev. Van Houser officiating. Burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Fred A. Matlock, Kerens; one grandson, Freddie Glenn Benson, San Francisco, Calif; one sister, Louise Holder, Hubbard; three nephews, Laverne Wyatt, Sweeny, and George Bradley, Dallas, and Jack Burleson, Dallas.
Pallbearers will be Van Speed, Dick Allen, Forrest Huggins, Chester Lowe, Dale Haines and W. L. Bain.

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Hazel Pauline (Barker) Weatherall-Grayson
abt 1907 - Feb 1981

Mrs. Hazel Barker Grayson, 74, of Dallas, died Saturday in Dallas.
She was a former resident of Winkler.
Service is today 2 p.m., Corley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Ricky Smith officiating. Pallbearers are Preston Bonner, Bradford Hayden, L. D. Moody, Glenn Coker, James Barker, and James Howell

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Rickey Lynn Green
July 19, 1958 - Feb 15, 1981

Rickey Green
FROST - Rickey Lynn Green, 22, of Frost, died in a car accident Sunday morning in Red Oak.
Service is Tuesday, 2 p.m., Frost Methodist Church with burial following at Frost Cemetery.
The Rev. Gary Carroll will officiate.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Green, of Frost; one brother, Roy Green, of Fort Worth and grandmother, Mrs. Myrtle McClure, of Blooming Grove.
Pallbearers are Jeff Moore, Joey Watson, Mark Pratt, Ronnie Brown, Mark Armstrong, and Jim Dugan.
Honorary pallbearers are Ted Green, Benny Green, Mike Barham, Jimmy Green, Mike Green, Ronnie Green and Joey McClure.
Arrangements are with Ballard Funeral Home in Frost.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, February 16, 1981
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • SSDI: Green, Rickey; 15 July 1958; Feb 1981; 458-15-5340; Issued TX 76626 (Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX)
  • TXDI: Green Rickey Lynn 02-15-1981 ELLIS Male

INFANT Nixon
Oct 1925 - Nov 1925

Baby Dies

The six weeks old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Nixon, of Richland, died early Wednesday of last week and was brought to Liberty Hill late that afternoon and buried. Their friends here sincerely sympathize with them in the loss of their little one.

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  • Dawson Hearld - Nov 6, 1925
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Katie Jane (King) Yates
Jul 2, 1878 - Oct 26, 1954

Mrs. J. M. Yates Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. M. Yates, 76, who died at her home here Tuesday night were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Dresden Methodist church. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Allmon, Baptist minister of Hubard, and Rev. Billy Baggett, pastor of the First Methodist church in Richland.
Mrs. Yates was a native of Milford and had resided in Navarro county many years.
Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; four sons, Davie Yates, Frost; Alfred Yates, Corsicana; Ed Yates, Blooming Grove, and Ellis Yates, Fort Worth; five daughters, Mrs. James Hargraves and Mrs. Harvey Jayroe, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Ollie Herring, Brushie Prairie; Mrs. Joe Smith, Fort Worth; and Mrs. Hershel Montgomery, Dawson; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lee and Homer King, both of Trinidad, and Ben King, Purdon, and other relatives.
Grandsons were pallbearers. Corley Directed.

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  • The Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - October 1954
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  • Wife of John M. Yates; Daughter of Dave King & Katie Jane (Heiler) King

Howard Joe Freeman, Jr.
Oct 28, 1954 - Oct 28, 1954

FREEMAN INFANT RITES THURSDAY
Funeral services for Howard Joe Freeman Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Freeman, Route 5 Corsicana, who died in Memorial Hospital, early Thursday were held from the Griffin Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist Church. Burial was in the Pattison Cemetery.
Surviving are the parents, a sister, Vaoria Ann; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Boulware and Mrs. Bertha Gamble, all of Corsicana, and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Elmore, Dawson, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - October 1954
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Ellie Fair (Honeycutt) Herd
Dec 20,
1886 - July 17, 1965

Mrs. Ellie Herd Rites Tuesday

KERENS, July 19, (Spl) - Mrs. Ellie Herd, 79, died in Houston Saturday night.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Paschal Funeral Chapel with burial in the Long Prairie cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the First Baptist church.
Mrs. Herd had resided at Houston about 20 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ella Paul, Fort Worth; a son, E. R. Herd, Houston; three brothers, Ellis Honeycutt, Corsicana; H. B. and C. W. Honeycutt, both of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Marie Zinke, Dallas; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and other relatives.
A daughter, Mrs. Clyde Duncan of Houston was buried in Kerens Saturday.

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Wanda Lee (Moles) Adams
Dec 13, 1932 - Jan 3, 2009

Wanda Lee Moles  Adams
Wanda Lee (Moles) Adams, 76, of Duncanville passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009. She was born Dec. 13, 1932, in Athens to Everett and Margorie Moles. Wanda was a loving and devoted mother. She was a faithful servant of the Lord and a member of Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church of Duncanville. Wanda is survived by a son, Thomas Adams and wife Brenda of Lancaster; daughters, Barbara Murray and husband Johnny of Lancaster, Diana Hamilton and husband Thomas of Duncanville and Loretta Littell and husband Charles of Delta, La.; brother, D.C. Moles of Victoria; and sister, Opal Erwin of Arlington; eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rexford H. Adams; and son, Rexford H. Adams Jr.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mary Franklin officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Louise Harris
June 23, 1916 - Jan 5, 2009

Mary Louise Harris
Mary Louise Harris, 92, passed away on Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, in Corsicana. She was born on June 23, 1916, in Corsicana. She was a lifelong resident of Corsicana and was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with Pastor Arlene Turner officiating. Mrs. Harris was preceded in death in 1998 by her husband of 61 years, Homer E. Harris. She is survived by her daughter, Gaynelle and husband David Kent of Fairview; granddaughter, Traci and husband James Johnson of Weatherford; grandson, Brandon and wife Rachel Kent of Norman, Okla.; and great-granddaughter, Avery Rose Johnson of Weatherford. Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Anita (Garcia) Espinoza
June 30, 1933 - Jan 6, 2009

Anita G. Espinoza
Anita G. Espinoza, 75, of Frost passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009. She was born June 30, 1933, in Beeville to Francisco and Geneva Garcia. Rosary will be 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Catholic Church in Italy with the Rev. Paul Guinn officiating. Burial will follow at Frost Cemetery. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cristila and Lucil Calderon of Frost; grandchildren, Reynaldo Calderon, Reina Suaste and Raquel “Rocky” Calderon, all of Frost; great-grandchildren, Gabriel Suaste and Zidane Suaste, both of Frost; and sisters, Rufina Aguire of Italy, Maria Aguire of Garland, Isdra Rodriguez of Banquete, and Julia Espinoza. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. ∞

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Margaret Faye (Hosch) Warrington
June 27, 1923 - Jan 7, 2009

Margaret Hosch Warrington
Margaret Hosch Warrington went to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, in her home. Margaret Faye Hosch was born in the family home in Roane on June 27, 1923, to Lonnie Sloan Hosch and Ida Belle Goodwin Hosch. A 1940 graduate of Corsicana High School, she went to work for McRay Department Store as secretary/bookkeeper where she remained for eight years during World War II. She married Charlie Joe “Bill” Warrington on Nov. 5, 1948, after he completed six years in the Navy during World War II. After the birth of her daughter and son, she became a full-time mother devoting her time to caring for her children and participating in their school activities. After a five-year stint in Houston, where her husband was transferred with Continental Emsco, the family returned to Corsicana. She began to work as a part-time sales clerk and then secretary for the county agents at Navarro County Extension Service. In 1974, she was employed as secretary to the dean of instruction at Navarro College where she remained for 12 years, retiring as administrative assistant to the vice president for administration at Navarro College in 1986 earning two associate degrees at Navarro. She went back to work two years later as secretary for a local attorney. After the second retirement, she became involved in genealogy and researched both the Hosch and Warrington families. Twelve of her family histories have been published in history books in Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. She was a former secretary of the Navarro County Genealogical Society. A lifelong Methodist, she was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church since 1954 where she was active in several positions including president of the United Methodist Women and secretary to the administrative board. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Teri Benedicto officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jim Warrington, Larry Warrington, Mike McCaleb, Kevin McCaleb, Joshua McCaleb, John Ard and Joe Ard. Mrs. Warrington was preceded in death by her husband of 52 1/2 years, Charlie Joe “Bill” Warrington; her parents, two infant brothers, and a sister, Lonnie Warrington. She is survived by her son, Chuck Warrington and wife Connie of Corsicana; daughter, Jo Ann Stutts and husband Travis of Corsicana; grandsons, Stuart and Justin Warrington of Dallas; granddaughter, Courtney Warrington of Dallas; grandsons and wives, Mike and Shelly McCaleb of Mildred and Kevin and Catherine McCaleb of Angus; great-grandchildren, Joshua and Kali McCaleb of Mildred and Colton Dowdle of Angus; and very special nephews, Jim Warrington and wife Andie of Corsicana, Larry Warrington and wife Debra of Corsicana, and David Warrington and Jayson Nichols of Nevada, Texas. Margaret Warrington was a kind, Christian, loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, as well as an example to those who knew her. She will be greatly missed, but her legacy remains with us. Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 3308 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Robert W. Gladney
July 13, 1921 - Jan 9, 2009

Robert W. Gladney
Robert W. Gladney left this world on Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Navarro Regional Hospital to be in his heavenly home. He was born on July 13, 1921, in Boz. Robert, known as “Bob” was very much involved with life in Corsicana where he practiced law for over 50 years. He was known as a man of honesty and integrity as he served his clients and helped many people whether or not they could pay. He practiced 10 years with his son, John; their firm being named Gladney and Gladney. Bob was active in many community affairs serving on the school board from 1959 to 1972 and president from 1965 to 1968. He was a member of the Corsicana Lions Club over 50 years serving as president in 1964-1965. Just recently he received the “Jack Fellowship Award” for his generous contributions to the Lions Club. He and four other directors were the original directors of Navarro Savings and Loan of which he served as president for many years. He was for 30 years a director of the Methodist Wesleyan Homes in Georgetown. He cherished his membership in First United Methodist Church in Corsicana, serving many years as Sunday school teacher, usher, and on the board of the church. He loved his church dearly and the love and fellowship that he found there.He served in the U.S. Navy for 33 months in the Pacific zone. Upon getting out of the Navy he joined the naval reserves and retired in 1966 as a commander of a naval unit in Tyler. He loved his friends and family dearly and will be desperately missed. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Alexander and the Rev. Steve Moss officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Parrish, Gerald York, Sid Shutte, Gene McLain, Zane Stites, Elbert Prince and Jake Allen. Mr. Gladney was preceded in death by his parents, Hughstraight and Florence Gladney; sisters, Sue Smith and Montel Duncan; and a wonderful grandson, Danny Gladney. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Gladney; son, John Robert Gladney; granddaughter, Laura Jo and husband Alex Lemon; and several loving nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church at 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Bill Pryor Pannell Jr.
Aug 10, 1952 - Jan 6, 2009

Bill Pryor Pannell Jr.
Bill Pryor Pannell Jr. was born Aug. 10, 1952, and went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009.He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Joy Pannell; daughter, Tabatha Pannell; sisters, Deborah Garrison and Margaret Gray; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Services will be 11 a.m. today at Family Life Church, 1904 N. Beaton St. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Leta Fern (Shumate) Grounds
Apr 17, 1913 - Jan 11, 2009

Leta Fern Shumate Grounds
Leta Fern Shumate Grounds, born April 17, 1913, entered her heavenly home on Jan. 11, 2009 with loved ones by her bedside. She lived most of her 95 years in Navarro County. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Grounds, three brothers, and five sisters. She is survived by her sons, James Grounds and wife Billie of Bellville, Bevie Ray Grounds and wife Rue Nell of San Antonio, and Gary Grounds and wife Vickie of Blooming Grove; daughters, Alice Bass of Corsicana, Neveda Hollifield of Blooming Grove, and Barbara Friona and husband Anthony of Irving. She had 20 grandchildren, and a number of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Fern was much loved by all of her friends and especially the many children she baby-sat.Visitation will be held 4 to 6 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Blooming Grove United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2009 with Rev. Sandralyn Pierce and Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.A very special appreciation for the staff at Heritage Oaks West, Vital Signs, Hospice First, and Angels at Home for the very special care. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Glenda Rose (Utz) Lakey
Apr 12, 1946 - Jan 10, 2009

Glenda Rose Lakey
Glenda Rose Lakey, 62, of Corsicana passed away on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, in Arlington. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Worship Center with Dr. Gary W. Johnson the Rev. Michael Bedard officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Anthony Quinn, Cameron Lakey, David Lee Strahan, Johnny Laird, Jacob Baldree, Justin Cheshier and Jimmy Lakey. She was born on April 12, 1946, in Orange. She was a very active member of Calvary Worship Center in Corsicana. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, daughter and friend. She loved the Lord with all her heart. Mrs. Lakey was preceded in death by her daughter, Tommie Jeane Laird; parents, Marvin and Bessie Heath; father, William Utz; sister, Cecil Culpepper; and a brother, Blake Utz. Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Jimmy Lee Lakey of Corsicana; sons, Marvin Baldree and wife Brenda of Chatfield, and Jimmy Dale Lakey and wife Janet of Hurst; daughter, Sharon Strahan and husband Samuel of Euless; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Raymond Utz of Corsicana, Dick Heath of Hurst, and Jim Steidley of Springfield, Ore.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorials may be made to Calvary Worship Center, 1364 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dorothy Mae (Ellis) Brown
Feb 20, 1927 - Jan 13, 2009

Dorothy Mae Brown
Dorothy Mae Brown, 81, of Barry passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, in Corsicana. She was born Feb. 20, 1927, in Lindale to Arthur and Ella Ellis. She was preceded in death by husband Clifton Richard Brown and brothers Thomas Barker and Jack Crowley. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Brown and husband Wayne of Corsicana; son, Mel Ray and wife D’Ann of Duncanville; brother, Arthur Ray Ellis of Houston; sister, Bonnie Carter of Marlin; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cameron Ray, Chris Ray, Danny Mask, Jerry Mask, Justin Brown and Jarret Brown. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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W. R. Hamilton Jr.
Aug 16, 1932 - Jan 12, 2009

W. R. Hamilton Jr.
W.R. Hamilton Jr., 76, of Lacy Lakeview passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at a local nursing home. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bellmead Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chris Moore and the Rev. Ron Hill officiating. Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Mr. Hamilton was born Aug. 16, 1932, in Brady to William R. and Ida B. (Stansbury) Hamilton. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1971 before his retirement. During his military career he served in Korea and Vietnam. W.R. worked for Baylor University maintenance for 21 years and Nowicki Realtors for 10 years. He was a member of Lacy Lakeview Baptist Church and enjoyed making candy for everyone at Christmas. His greatest love was watching and taking care of the birds in his backyard and caring for his hanging baskets. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bert Hamilton, Lee “Tooter” Hamilton and Bill Hamilton, sister Sandra Proctor, stepdaughter Laurill Hunter, and great-grandson John-David Hamilton. Survivors include his wife, Pat Hamilton of Lacy Lakeview; daughter, Ruth Roberson and husband Bruce of Perryton; sons, David Hamilton and wife Sandy of Duncanville, Richard Hamilton and wife Giovanna of Allen, Robert Hamilton and Ray Hamilton, both of Lubbock, and Charles Hamilton of Frisco; stepdaughter, Paula Jordan of Corsicana; brothers, Guy Hamilton of Houston and James Hamilton of Hattisburg; brother-in-law, Bill Proctor of Granbury; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.The family would like to express a special thank you to Lakeshore Village, Blue Bonnet Hospice and Home Health Care and everyone who helped along the way. Arrangements by Bellmead Funeral Home, Bellmead.

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Gladys (Powell) Herring
Aug 23, 1918 - Jan 13, 2009

Gladys Powell Herring
Gladys Powell Herring died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, in Corsicana at the age of 90. She was born Aug. 23, 1918, in Centerville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Travis and Inez Powell; her only sister, Beatrice Powell Brittain; and her husband, H.J. “Blondie” Herring. She is survived by her only child, her daughter, Charla Kay Herring Till and her husband David L. Till of Athens; her only granddaughter, Jennifer Shumate and her husband Josh Shumate of Sanger; and three great-granddaughters, Brooke Rudder, Emily Rudder and Eden Shumate. Mrs. Herring was a graduate of Alto High School Class of 1937, Stephen F. Austin University Class of 1940 with a B.S. degree majoring in home economics and science. She also received a Master of Education and Home Economics degree from Sam Houston University. She taught 50 years in the Texas public school system, one year in Nacogdoches County, 14 years in Leon County (Centerville) and 26 years in the Corsicana ISD as a home economics teacher. She was a substitute teacher for CISD for nine years. While teaching she was an active member of the Vocational Homemaking Teachers of Texas, Texas State Teachers Association, Classroom Teachers and Alpha Delta Kappa. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Corsicana. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church of Corsicana. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Elbert Prince, Gerald York, J.W. Allen, Bob Parish, Jack Meredith and Sid Schutte. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Friendship Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Corsicana. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lewis D. Brown, Sr.
May 27, 1916 - Jan 13, 2009

Lewis D. Brown, Sr.
Lewis D. Brown Sr., 92, lifelong resident of Corsicana, owner of Brown’s Hardware passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, after a brief bout with cancer. He was born May 27, 1916, in Purdon to Emmit and Bertha Brown. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David McDaniel officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Lewis married his beloved Myrtis Davis on June 7, 1941. They had six children: five boys and one girl. Lewis started his business career as a carpenter and slowly worked into being a business owner at first a lumber yard and then his hardware store that he loved dearly. In later years the hardware store evolved into a collection of hardware, junk and recyclables. He worked at his store until Nov. 29, 2008.Mr. Brown was a veteran of World War II, serving in the American Theater, European-African-Middle-Eastern Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Theater, Philippine Liberation, and he also fought in the battle of Rhineland, Germany. “L.D.,” as his friends called him, had a giving heart, whether it was cooking meals for friends or sharing fresh produce from his garden. He took groceries to widows, extended credit to the down and out and gave furniture to those who lost their homes. He was always trying to help those in need. When Lewis passed away he had assurance of his destination — heaven. He was saved and baptized as a young boy and served as deacon at his church. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtis; three sons, Lewis Jr., Kenneth, and Steven Brown; one grandson, Justin Brown; two sisters, Frances Tarkington and Lora Lee Miller; and one brother, Truitt Brown. He is survived by two sons, Hulan Reeves and wife Barbara of Emhouse and Eddy Brown and wife Charlotte of Purdon; one daughter, Linda McDaniel and husband David of Rockwall; two sisters, Marcel Mullins of Grand Prairie and Doris McGaugh of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to John Kyger, American Cancer Society, Texas Division, 2433 Ridgepoint Drive, Suite A, Austin, TX 78754. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Kate (Griffith) Travis
Oct 7, 1926 - Jan 12, 2009

Mary Kate Griffith Travis
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Mary Kate Griffith Travis: daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmama, and friend. Mary was strong, brave, selfless, caring, gracious, and wholly dedicated to her family, friends, and her church. She worked tirelessly for those around her every day of her generous life. Grandmama never met a stranger, and helped everyone she knew as well as those she didn’t know. We have many wonderful memories of her; she loved us all unconditionally, taught us, and made us laugh. When there were family dinners, often she did not sit down and eat because she was either cooking, bringing more food, or cleaning up. And, of course, there was always the laundry, sewing and ironing that needed to be done, as well as taking something or someone somewhere, just because she wanted to. You could bet if there was an occasion for a card, we would get one from Grandmama. Whether it was, “Happy Birthday, Happy Easter or Happy Arbor Day,” they were always filled with money and sweet sentiment. She did more than was ever asked of her, and often times cared more about us than we cared about ourselves. We will share the knowledge and love she gave us with everyone we know. Our children will know her the way we knew her, whole and happy and healthy. It is good for all of us to remember who she was, how she loved and what she believed. Her spirit will be kept alive as we continue her good works and attempt to love everyone the way God loves us, the way she loved us. We are all truly blessed beyond comprehension to have known her, and are thankful that she was part of our lives. We already miss her. She is at peace now with her husband, who we know is glad to have her home with him, in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father. A native Texan, Mary was born to Henry Harlan Griffith and Bertie Hodges Griffith in Sudan on Oct. 7, 1926. She married her childhood sweetheart, the dashing Oscar Carra Travis, upon his return from overseas duty in 1944. They rejoiced with the birth of their daughter, Teri Gale, in 1946. Mary supported her husband while he made a career serving Corsicana ISD as a teacher and principal. Oscar preceded her in death in 1989. Mary worked at Southwestern Bell in Dallas for more than 25 years, and in Corsicana where she served as hostess at Corley Funeral Home for more than 18 years. A lifetime resident of Corsicana, Mary moved to Dallas in August of 2008 where she continued her valiant four-year struggle with breast cancer. Mary passed from this life gently and quietly on Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, surrounded by her family and friends. Mary is survived by her family: daughter and son-in-law, Teri and Steve Winn; grandchildren, Jason and Meredith Winn and Russ and Kacee Crawford; great-grandchildren, Travis and Taylor Winn and Chloe and Chase Crawford; several cousins, nieces, nephews, and many loving friends. Visitors will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. The service celebrating her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Corley Chapel, officiated by Pastor Bruce Carpenter of St. Luke United Methodist Church and Dr. Rebecca Teter of Dallas Theological Seminary. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2308 Bowie Drive, Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ura (Williams) Harp
Nov 28, 1903 - Jan 12, 2009

Ura Harp
Ura Harp, age 105, passed away on Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, in Anchorage, Alaska. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville with the Rev. Ann Barton officiating. Mrs. Harp was born on Nov. 28, 1903, in Tilman to Joshua Martin Williams and Emmie Katherine Stolker Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Harp, in 1987. Ura owned a dress shop in Freer. She loved to sew and wear pretty clothes. Ura later worked as an instructor for Singer Sewing Machine in Corsicana and had also worked for Dillard’s Department Store. After the passing of her daughter, Mrs. J. Dell Hearn, and her husband, her grandson insisted she come to Alaska with him where she resided until her death.She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Corsicana where she belonged to a Bible study group and Sunday school class. She belonged to the Magnolia Wives. Her survivors include her grandsons, David Dewitt Hearn and Donald Jay Hearn; great-grandsons, John Daniel Hearn and Joshua Hundley Hearn; and great-granddaughter, Dinah Leigh Hearn. In addition to her husband and daughter, she was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters. Arrangements by Coker-Mathews Funeral Home, Greenville.

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Betty Ann (Robinson) Summers
Oct 14, 1929 - Jan 15, 2009

Betty Ann Summers, 79, of Streetman, passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, in Fairfield. She was born on Oct. 14, 1929 in Frosa, Texas to Pinkney and Perlie (Hall) Robison. Mrs. Summers was married to Richard Whitis Summers. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Summers is survived by her husband, Richard Summers of Streetman; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Johnny Eads of Hurst, and Joann and Richard Collins of Amarillo; daughter-in-law, Darla Little of Dallas; stepson and wife, Richard W. and Robin Summers Jr. of Mesquite; brother and sister-in-law, Buddy and Doris Robison of Harrisonville, Mo.; sister, Pat McCoy of Missouri; 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Mrs. Summers was preceded in death by son, Ronnie L. Little; brothers, Benny and Bobby Robison; mother, Pearlie Robison; and father, Pinkney Robison. Visitation will be 1 to 4 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at New Hope Baptist Church in St. Elmo with Dr. Elton McCann officiating. Interment will follow in St. Elmo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris Ingram, Don Williams, Justin Summers, and Richard Kurt, C.L. Thornton and Conrad Engelholm.   Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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DeLyn Francis Gazaway
Sep 5, 1956 - Jan 15, 2009

After a long battle with cancer, DeLyn Francis Gazaway went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ at 9:45 p.m.. on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 in Corsicana. She was born Sept. 5, 1956 in Glendive, Mont. She was a graduate of Clover Park High School in Lakewood, Wash., after which she married Rickey Gazaway on April 15, 1977. During that 30-plus years she had three children; Krystal Gazaway of Corsicana, Ricky Lyn Gazaway, and Benny Gazaway who resides in Tacoma, Wash.; and three grandchildren, Rylee Gazaway of Corsicana, Elijah Gazaway of Mildred, and Landon Copas of Corsicana. DeLyn was an avid quilter and spent much of her time making them and other crafts for church projects, birthdays, holidays and special occasions. The quilts and gifts that she left to us will be a treasure for many years to come, but the gift that she gave most was — herself — through a smile, encouraging word, a hug, or just the act of being there when she was needed. She could be called upon and would accomplish any task anyone would ask of her, with little or nothing expected in return. She was an exceptional teacher of pre-school age children, mentor to young adults, companion to her peers and supporter of elderly who might need her on occasion. She taught Sunday school, and vacation Bible school with a passion and everyone that came into contact with her admired and loved her.DeLyn’s entire world revolved around serving God and loving grandchildren. She seemed to find a way to make each of her family members feel important when they needed to be lifted up, and had a kind and gentle way of giving direction when she found them to be in error. She was well-traveled, spending time in many states and Europe. Her life was full and at times exciting as well as interesting. “I never know what to expect — just roll with the flow,” was one of her expressions. That which is our loss on earth is heaven’s gain because she will have that loving smile — which was a blessing to all — while she sings with the saints and dances with the angels, on those streets paved with gold in that kingdom not made with hands, eternal in heaven while basking in the Glory of our Lord and Savior. We will miss and love you forever and look forward to the time when we will be reunited. Survivors include her husband, Rickey Gazaway of Corsicana; daughter, Krystal Gazaway of Corsicana; son, Benjamin Gazaway of Graham, Wash.; three grandchildren, Elizah Gazaway, RyLee Gazaway and Landon Copas; brother, Charles Porter Jr. of Washington; sister, Dani Almond of Montana; father and stepmother, Charles and Teresa Porter Sr. of Montana; and mother, Gayle Remien of Washington. She was preceded in death by stepfather, Albert Remien; one son, Ricky Lyn Gazaway.Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mildred Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Neal and Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jason “Bubba” Bosher, Sean Hughes, Christopher Sikes, Timothy Gibson, Michael Reznicek and Bobby Bruce.Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Kelley, Kenneth Bourgeois, Michael Jones and Elvin Sikes. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

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Haskel Norvell "Pete" Coker
Apr 14, 1914 - Jan 17, 2009


H. N. “Pete” Coker, 95, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary Johnson and the Rev. Rick Woodall officiating. Interment will follow at the Eureka Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Rob Brady, Jeff Brady, Mike Lucas, James Barker, Brad Coker, Wesley Barker, Brett Moody, Jason Coker, Jarrod Coker and Russell Coker. He was born April 14, 1914 in Eureka to Tommy and Mattie Coker. He was preceded in death by his wife Irene in 1966; his wife Merle in 2009; six brothers and two sisters. Survivors include three sons, Leonard Coker and his wife Jo of Hubbard, Kenneth Coker and his wife Sharlotte of Corsicana and Bobby Brady and his wife Sheila of Corsicana; daughter, Mary Barker and her husband Jim of Fort Worth; brother, Norvil Coker and his wife Lois of Corsicana; grandchildren, Jarrod Coker and his wife Shannon, Brad Coker, Russell Coker, Jeanetta Moody and her husband Bret, Rob Brady and his wife Staci, Jeff Brady and his wife Brandee, Tiffany Maddux and her husband Nick, Mike Lucas and his wife Teri, Missy Barker, James R. Barker and his wife Georganna, and Wesley Barker and his wife Keny; 19 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Adelaide Laura "Addie" (Bartlett) Smith
Aug 18, 1882 - July 28, 1965

Mrs. Smith, 82, Dies At Ennis
Mrs. Addie Smith, 82, native and resident of Rice, died Wednesday in Ennis.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from Corley Chapel with burial in the Rice cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Connally Dugger and Rev. Jack Daniel.
Surviving are two sons, W. Bartlett Smith, Houston, and Hugh Smith, Cleburne; two daughters, Mrs. Ben Easterling, Chatfield, and Mrs. Alfred Shelton, Rice; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Jeff Pirtle, Dallas, and other relatives. Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Wylie Pierce Lowery
Mar 18, 1850 - Nov 4, 1943

RITES ON SATURDAY FOR W. P. LOWERY; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD
Funeral services for W. P. Lowrey, age, 93, who died late Thursday at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Fred Prince, were held from the Corley Chapel Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites. Masons had charge at the grave.
A native of Georgia, he came to Texas in 1878 and was well known in this section where he lived many years.
Surviving are two granddaughters, great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter and other relatives.

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W. P. Lowrey Rites, Pioneer Resident Be Held Saturday

W. P. Lowrey, 93, died at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Fred D. Prince, 702 North Twenty-fifth street, late Thursday and the funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. He had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Prince for the past twenty years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Deanie Martin, Corsicana; Mrs. J. T. Terry, Kerens; two sons, Jack F. Lowrey, Sierra Madre, Calif.; W. R. Lowrey, Corsicana; two brothers, Dr. E. B. Lowrey, Blooming Grove; Dr. Will Lowrey; a sister, Mrs. Georgia Mayne Brown, Lindale; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter, and other relatives.

The services will be conducted by the Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist Church, with the Masons in charge of the grave.

Pallbearers will be Doyle Pevehouse, Rufus Pevehouse, D. Parham, W. E. Slaughter, A. L. Absher, Harry Burke, John Estes, E. P. Estes and Roy Martin.

A native of Georgia where he was born March 18, 1850, he came to Texas in 1878, following his marriage at the age of 18, to Miss Malinda Glasgow at Tishamingo, Miss. He had been a member of the Masonic bodies for many years.

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Homer "Red" Ramsey
d. 1964

HOLD SERVICES HOMER RAMSEY
Funeral services for Homer (Red) Ramsey, 71, mattress manufacturer 901 West Tenth avenue who died in the Dallas VA Hospital Tuesday, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, and Jack Bell, Wortham Baptist minister.
Native of Hill county, he had resided here 40 years. He was a veteran of World War I and was an Odd Fellow.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Lowell Ramsey, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Block, Farmers Branch, and Mrs. Charlie M. Ellington, Corsicana; three brothers, Four sisters and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Joe Holley Frank Ewing; Buck Copeland, T. M. Anderson, H. J. Bryant and W. A. Chaffee

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Kenneth Wayne Folmar
Oct 1943 - Nov 1943)

STREETMAN BABY DIED ON SUNDAY; RITES ON MONDAY
Funeral services for Kenneth Wayne Folmar, three weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Folmar, Streetman, who died Sunday afternoon at the P. and S. Hospital, were held at Cade cemetery at 11:30 o'clock, Monday morning. Rev J. H. Baldridge, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, conducted the rites.
Surviving are the parents, five brothers, Oscar, Dan, James, Jerald and Ray Folmar, Streetman sister, Myra Folmar, Streetman; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Folmar, Richland; grandmother, Mrs. L. J. Rouse, Streetman and other relatives.
Corley's Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Deanie (Lowrey) Martin
abt 1920 - Jan 1964

Mrs. Martin Dies Sunday, Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Deanie Martin, 1419 West Seventh avenue. Corsicana resident 44 years, died in Memorial hospital Sunday morning following a several weeks' illness.
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. N. H. Kupferle, Jr., pastor of the First Methodist church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Fred Prince, Corsicana; Mrs. Joe Bunch, Big Spring, and Mrs. W. F. Gayle, Seal Beach, Calif.; a son, Marion B. Terry, Waco; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a brother, W. R. Lowrey, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Rufus Pevehouse, Bob Rutherford, R. M. Bowden, Claude Absher Sr.; Ruby Owens, Don Pevehouse, L. W. McNutt, Jr. and J. H. Chapman.

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  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Jan 25, 1964

Dick Fields
abt 1884 - Jan 1964

Dick Fields Services Held
Funeral services for Dick Fields, 80, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Waco Monday, were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Connally Funeral Chapel in Waco with burial in Oakwood cemetery here at 2:30 p.m.
Rev Bruce Hibbitt conducted the rites
Surviving are a number of nephews, including Roy and Clyde Fields, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.
Griffin directed local arrangements.

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Harvie Newton Price
Apr 1, 1920 - Sep 10, 2002

Harvie Newton Price, 82, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Truman Ledbetter, pastor, the Rev. James Ivey Edwards, pastor of First United Methodist Church, and David Wilson, pastor of Body of Christ Church in Pampa, officiating. Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors.

Mr. Price was born April 1, 1920, in Emmett, Navarro County, and was a resident of Amarillo before moving to Clarendon in 1954. He married Nannie June Davis on Oct. 8, 1947, at Wellington.

He owned and operated Price's Truck Stop in Clarendon from 1954 until 1986, then Price's Tire Service from 1986 until retiring in 1999. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Clarendon.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Cindy Caldwell of Pampa and Susie Shadle of Clarendon; two sons, Bill Price of Clarendon and Rick Price of O'Donnell; four sisters, Vernon McCullough of Lancaster, Norma Dee McKelvy of Abilene, Joyce Bettis of Amarillo and Bettye Baumgardner of Wellington; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers include Kenneth Youngblood, Alan Stanley, David Baumgardner, Joe Baumgardner, Troy Crow, Bob Havens, Larry Rothwell and Dennis Davis, all nephews of Mr. Price.

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  • Amarillo Globe-News, Sept. 12, 2002

Sarah (Fowler) Osborne-Holloway
Jan 4, 1918 - Jan 19, 2009

Sarah Holloway
Sarah Holloway, 91, passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Neal of Mildred Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Hillsboro. Pallbearers will be Bunk Bottoms, Glenn Dumas, Tim Gregory, W.T. Gregory, Randy Hollifield and Jimmy Stewart. Sarah was born Jan. 4, 1918 in Hillsboro to Walter and Ruby Fowler. Sarah will be remembered as an LVN on the delivery floor at Navarro Regional Hospital during the 60's, 70's and part of the 80's. Sarah was a member of the Mildred Baptist Church in her later years. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Hillsboro and Corsicana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Holloway; her parents; and her brother, Russell Fowler. Survivors include her two sons, James “Pete” Osborne and Raymond “Bud” Osborne. Also, she leaves a grandson, Robby Osborne; and granddaughters, Vicki Capers, Sonya Burnett and Angie Osborne; and great grandson, Chay Russell Osborne. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Lometa Orlena (Kelley) Raley
June 23, 1915 - Jan 20, 2009

Lometa Orlena (Kelley) Raley
Lometa Orlena Raley, 93, of Corsicana and formerly of Frost, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, in Corsicana. She was born June 23, 1915, in Hill County to W. O. and Etta Kelley. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Tommy Raley and the Rev. Terri Benedicto officiating. Burial will follow at Frost Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy Jenkins, Daniel Pullium, Daniel Chapman, Jarred Raley, Bryan Raley and Billy Tallent Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Sam Thompson, James Raley, Frankie Don Morris and Ronnie Martin. She taught Sunday school at Brushie Prairie Methodist Church for many years. She worked at Haggar Slacks Company, the Hat Factory, and Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana. She loved to fish and play 42. She loved spending time with her family, church family, and friends from Log Cabin Square Dance Club. She was a member of Wesley Methodist Church in Corsicana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Truman Raley, parents, W.O. Kelly and Etta Kelley; sons, Thurman Raley and Robert Raley; grandson, Brett Sellers; son-in-law, Billy Jack Seaton and Dave Sellers; and brothers, Oscar Kelley, Enoch Kelley, Ervin Kelley, Alton Kelley, Bill Kelley, and Woodrow Kelley; and sisters, Etta May and Myrtle Raley. She is survived by her daughters Marceline Seaton of Corsicana and Joyce Raley Sellers of Irving; sisters, Dorothy Ragland and Betty Mcgar; brother, Odel Kelly; daughter-in-law, Mickie Raley McGaugh and Betty Raley, both of Corsicana; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends, including special friends Sandra and Max Taylor and Charles Deckert. The family would like to thank the staff at Navarro Regional Hospital for all the loving care and helping hands that took care of Lometa Raley. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Dorothy Ruth (York) Tucker
Sep 18, 1920 - Jan 19, 2009

Dorothy Ruth Tucker
Dorothy Ruth Tucker left this world to be reunited with her husband of 55 years on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. She was 88 years old. She began her journey in Frost on Sept. 18, 1920, being one of 10 children born to John Sims and Willie Eunice York. She married her soul-mate, Eugene Tucker, on June 23, 1940. Having spent most of their married life in Corsicana, the Tuckers began worshiping and were charter members of North Beaton Church of Christ. Dorothy became affectionately known as “Granny” by numerous kids and teens while she and her husband ran the Corsicana Skating Rink. After spending some time living in Irving, the couple made their move back to Corsicana in 1985. Having lost Eugene in 1995, Dorothy spent her remaining years living in their family home being cared for by family. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Ernie Nelson of Limestone County, Janice Prowell of Alvin, Patricia and Bobby Latham of Kirvin; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Alton York of Quinlan; sister, Wanda June White of Dallas; several nieces and nephews; cousin, Helen McCarter of Corsicana; and honorary family members, Dene and Lynn Tomlin of Elkhart. The family extends a special thank you to Ruby and Bill Jordan and their family for the exemplary care and love they showed Mrs. Tucker in her final years. They went above and beyond the role of distant cousin by putting their own lives on hold to care for her. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Steve Orbison officiating. Final resting place will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Helen D. (Miers) Adler
Oct 10, 1938 - Jan 19, 2009

Helen D. Adler
Helen D. Adler, 70, of Dawson, passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, in Dawson. She was born Oct. 10, 1938, in Dallas to Grady and Ruth Miers. She retired from Navarro College and worked at Dowd’s. She was a member of Eastern Star No. 1046, Dawson. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Pastor Glen Benifield officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Hughie Libhart, John Stephenson, Blaine Nesmith, James Moore, Darren Kirby and Charlie Brown.She is survived by husband of 44 years, John Michael Adler of Dawson; children, Vickie Montoya, John R. Adler, Michael R. Adler and Rusty Adler; grandchildren, Amanda Carter, Monica McKinney, Kai Adler, Michael S. Adler, Avery Montoya, Aidelen Montoya, Logan Adler, Mason Montoya and Kylee Adler; and great-grandchildren, Cadence McKinney, Savannah Carter and Chandler Carter. She was preceded in death by parents, Grady Earl and Ruth Hogue Miers; and brother, Walter Earl Miers. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Maxine Milton
abt 1924 - Jan 18, 2009

Maxine Milton, 85, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Scott Funeral Home. Quiet hour will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Eastside Church of Christ with Brother W.W. Wilmore officiating. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home. P.D. Fullwood, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, in Corsicana. Services are pending.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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James Wilkinson
May 20, 1931 - Jan 15, 2009

James Wilkinson, 77, of Streetman passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, at his residence. He was born May 20, 1931, in Saginaw, Mich., to Harold and Virginia Wilkinson. Mr. Wilkinson is survived by his wife, Joan Wilkinson of Texas, formerly of Saginaw, Mich.; sons and wives, Brian J. and Cathy Wilkinson of Texas, James G. and Kimberly Wilkinson of Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Walter Stoddard of Texas; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Shirley Bishop of Lake Ann, Mich., Lyle and Mary Fran Bishop of Saginaw, Mich.; sister-in-law, Irene Bishop of Birch Run, Mich.; cousins, Charles Wilkinson of Saginaw, Mich., Betty Lytle of Munger, Mich.; grandsons, Timothy Geese, Adam Brown, Jonah Brown and Eric Wilkinson all of Texas; granddaughters, Amanda Brown and Tiffany Wilkinson of Texas; great-grandchildren, Weston Whiteside of Texas and Nichole Geese of Saginaw, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Wilkinson served in the USAF during the Korean War. He retired after 44 years of service from APV Baker, formerly Baker Perkins of Saginaw, Mich. Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow in the chapel. Memorial funds may be made in Mr. Wilkinson’s memory to: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202, (800) 800-6702; or Providence Hospice, 6100 Western Place, Suite 500, Fort Worth, TX 76107, (800) 726-0373. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Thelma (UNKNOWN) Steelman-Donaho
Dec 27, 1928 - Jan 21, 2009

Thelma Steelman Donaho
Thelma Steelman Donaho, 80, of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, in Corsicana. She was born on Dec. 27, 1928, in Richland. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church. She was employed with Haggar Slacks and the Texas Miller Hat Factory for several years. She was the last of nine children. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chad Owens officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronald Libhart, Christopher Roden, Corey Miller, Mike Gargis, Brandon O’Neill and Danny Allen. Honorary pallbearer will be Chad Owens Jr. Mrs. Donaho was preceded in death by her husbands, Randall R. Steelman and Neil Donaho; son, Doyle Glenn Steelman; and eight brothers and sisters. She is survived by her sons, Randall Steelman and wife Glenda of San Antonio and Mickey R. Steelman and wife Ronda of Emerson, Ga.; daughters, Patsy S. Knight of Wortham, Rachel Howell of Corsicana and Nancy I. Thompson and husband Allen of Corsicana; stepsons, Eddie Donaho and wife Peggy of Conway, Ark., and Mike Donaho of Corsicana; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Obal Dean (Ennis) Holleman
Jan 23, 1918 - Jan 16, 2009

Obal Dean Holleman, affectionately know as Nanny, passed away on Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. She was born on Jan. 23, 1918, to John and Cora (Langley) Ennis. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church in Corsicana with Brother Sonny Buie officiating. The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to the Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 126, Corsicana, TX 75151.Nanny was a seamstress for most of her life. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She liked to sit on her front porch and watch the world go by. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 60 years, W.G. Holleman; her sons, Tommy and Ronnie Webber; her daughter, Linda Perkins; and her granddaughter, Natalie Renae Perkins. She is survived by her granddaughter and husband, Pam and Jerry Glidewell of Eureka; her very special great-granddaughter, Lauren Glidewell of Eureka; her very special nieces, Cleo Davis of Arlington and Vera Satterfield of Georgetown; her daughter-in-law, Pat Webber of Quitman; her grandsons and wives, Ronnie Jr. and Sheila Webber and Shane and Lisa Webber of Quitman; and her granddaughter and husband, Debbie and Michael Gilpin of Quitman; numerous great-grandchildren, family, and friends. Nanny will always be remembered for her love and generosity. She had a rough last year after the loss of her husband and we are so thankful that she is now with her family in the presence of her Savior. We also rest assured in the promise of Jesus that we will be with her again. The family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Kent Rogers, Heritage Oaks Retirement Village and to Family First Hospice for the kindness and love that they showed to her, especially in her last days. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lester Ray McDonald Sr.
abt 1958 - Jan 18, 2008

Lester Ray McDonald Sr.
Lester Ray McDonald Sr., 51, of Fort Worth, husband, father, community supporter and CEO of Medical Case Management, went to meet the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009.Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 301 W. Sanford St., Arlington. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Lakeview Funeral Home, 5701 E. Loop 820 South, Fort Worth, with family from 7 to 8 p.m. Final viewing will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie; children, Catrice, Lester Jr. (ShiKeitha), and Precious; grandchildren, Kieran Kitchen, Makaliah and Sameera; brother, Booker T. McDonald; sisters, Mildred Martin and Carolyn Johnson; and a host of relatives and friends. Arrangements by Lakeview Funeral Home, Fort Worth.

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Mildred (Frost) Smith-Raby
June 1, 1918 - Jan 21, 2009

Mildred Frost Smith Raby of Wortham passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at the age of 90. Mildred was born June 1, 1918, to Mack and Bessie Frost in Pisgah Ridge. She married Marvin Smith in 1936 and resided in Wortham and the Pisgah Ridge area all her life. She was married in 1974 to Eddy Raby. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddy Raby; grandson, Michael Smith; brother, Bryan Frost; and sister, Margaret Walker. Survivors include a daughter, Kay Allen and husband Gene of Wortham; daughter, Raye Calhoun and husband Hugh of Mansfield; son, Bryan Smith and wife Judy of Lakeland, Fla.; and daughter, Cheryl Lee of Wortham; grandsons, Don Allen and wife Melody of Wortham, Johnny Allen and wife Pam of Corsicana, Doug Allen and wife Betty of Wortham, Ken Calhoun of Mansfield, Craig Calhoun and wife Jamie of Mansfield, Stewart Smith and wife Kim of Bastrop and Jason Lee and wife Diana of Denton; granddaughters, Jennifer Rash and husband Jimmy of Eureka and Nicole Partin and husband Bill of Fort Drum, N.Y.; brother, Bill Frost of White Oak; stepson, Wilburn Raby and wife Ruby of Lake Limestone; step-grandson, Fred Raby and wife Penny of Hewitt; step-granddaughter, Linda Davidson and husband Mike of Plano; 14 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Wortham with the Rev. Jay Fraze and the Rev. Don Johnson officiating. Internment will follow at Wortham Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Porter Chapel in Wortham. Arrangements by Porter Funeral Home, Mexia.

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Gloria Jean (Potter) Thomas
Jan 21, 1942 - Jan 21, 2009

Gloria Jean Thomas
Gloria Jean Thomas, 67, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009. She was born Jan. 21, 1942, in Sioux City, Iowa, and moved to Arlington in 1955. She was married to Bobby Thomas for almost 50 years. She worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone and AT and T until retiring after 27 years. She and Bobby made their home in Navarro Mills until she passed away.  Mrs. Thomas’ church home was Navarro Mills Baptist Church. She really loved to attend when she was able. Gloria was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to all of her children and close friends. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Navarro Mills Baptist Church with the Rev. Ricky L. Woodall officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chriss Brooks, Joe Brewing, John Collier, Billy Jordon Jr., Dale Roverson and Steven Tucker. Honorary pallbearers will be Junior Crenshaw, Jachie Thomas, Carlos Thomas, Tom Sawer, Terry Adams and Clark Putman. Mrs. Thomas is survived by her husband, Bobby G. Thomas; daughter, Cathy Dianne Lively and her husband Boyd of Purdon; son, Michael Wayne Thomas and his wife Susan of Arlington; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Potter; and brother, Charles Franklin Potter. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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William K. Brietz
Oct 20, 1925 - Jan 23, 2009

William K. Brietz, former president of Whiteselle Brick and Lumber Company, passed away on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009. Mr. Brietz was born to Marian Cheney Brietz and Sydney K. Brietz on Oct. 20, 1925. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1943. He served in the Navy from May 24, 1943, until May 14, 1946. He served 12 months of sea duty aboard the USS LCI (1) 701.He married Cora Nell Stanley April 10, 1948. During his business career he was a member of the Corsicana Rotary Club, and served on the advisory board of The Salvation Army. He served on CISD school board from 1968 to 1972. He was a longtime member and supporter of the Corsicana YMCA joining in 1937 and remaining a member until his health failed. He was a member of the Corsicana Country Club where he enjoyed many hours of golf with his golf buddies. He joined First Baptist Church at an early age. He was a deacon, taught Sunday school and served on various committees for 75 years. He is survived by wife of 60 years, Cora Nell of Corsicana; son, Stanley Kyle Brietz; daughter, Kimberly Palmer; and grandson, Dillon Palmer of Allen. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be J.B. Paschal, Brad Tekell, Joe Bob Tekell, Lloyd Richard Long, Paul Stewart, Hal Prater, Kyle Brietz and Dillon Palmer. Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Farzner, Wilson Dosser, Stafford Beaubouef, Campbell Gillespie, Joe Nussbaum, Truet Lewis, Jay Justice and J Waterman. The family would like to thank the nurses at Twilight Home and Cedar Lake Hospice for the kind and compassionate care that was given to their loved one. Donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Corsicana or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Percy Darwin "P.D." Fullwood II
Nov 11, 1924 - Jan 20, 2009

Percy Darwin "P.D." Fullwood II
Percy Darwin “P.D.” Fullwood II, 84, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at his home in Corsicana. He was born Nov. 11, 1924, in Corsicana to Percy Travis Fullwood and Evelyn Watkins Fullwood. He was a graduate of Corsicana High School and held a Bachelor of Science degree and two master’s degrees from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. P.D. was a city commissioner, a past president of the Rotary Club and member of the Dallas Rotary Chorus. He and his wife, Flo, traveled around the world singing with Rotary Chorus. Many wonderful friends and memories were made on the various trips. P.D. and Flo opened their home to many foreign exchange students and businessmen through Rotary International. P.D. was also a member of Toastmasters where he won numerous awards for his speaking ability. P.D. was chairman of the board of Community Services, a Realtor, and owner of Community Finance. Ranching was also a great part of his life. From his youth, P.D. was a member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana, where he enjoyed singing in the church choir. Later, when he and his wife moved to Eureka, he was a member of Mildred Baptist Church. Although his health prevented him from participating in the church activities, he enjoyed the choir, the singing, and the services. P.D. was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the United States Navy. Mildred School has recognized him and the other veterans. His grandson, Jordan Travis Ewing, is now serving in the United States Army and his son-in-law, Randall Lee Garrett, served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. P.D. was involved in many community projects. He could be found serving hot dogs and pancakes at Derrick Days to helping with service projects for the Rotary Club. There was never a time he was called upon that he didn’t rise to the occasion. Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church recognized him as a friend and a donor of property to the church. P.D. was an avid hunter and fisherman and was in his element on land or on water. He saw God’s loving hand in all nature and all creatures and he shared this reverence for the Lord and His creations with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His son, son-in-law, and grandsons have many fond memories of their hunting, fishing and camping expeditions. These memories will be kept in their hearts and passed down to their children. Flo would like to thank Dr. Kent Rogers for his excellent care and attention to P.D. Flo also wishes to thank the rehabilitation staff at Heritage Oaks. It is comforting to have had a doctor and staff who go out of their way to care for their patients. Preceding P.D. in death were his parents, Percy Travis Fullwood and Evelyn Augusta Watkins Fullwood; and sisters, Mildred Harris and Dell Coe. He is survived by his wife, Florence “Flo” Fullwood; daughters, Regina (Fullwood) Garrett and husband Randy, Deborah (Fullwood) Spear and husband Randy, and Marla (Fullwood) Ewing and husband Brad; and son, Percy Travis Fullwood II and wife Kelly. His grandchildren are Kimberly Garrett Supak, Randall Todd Garrett, Jordan Travis Ewing, Shelley Nicole Ewing, Percy Darwin Fullwood III, and Ryan Hunter Fullwood. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Alexa Leigh Supak, Jenna Elizabeth Supak, Skylar Renee Supak, Raylee McKenna Garrett, and Lane Scott Supak. His great-grandchildren spent many happy hours entertaining him with their dancing and singing. P.D. will be greatly missed but not forgotten by his family and all those whose lives he touched. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Mildred Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Neal and the Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brad Ewing, Jordan Ewing, Todd Garrett, Gordon George, Randy Spear and Scott Supak. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Garrett, Carter Braselton, Paige Watkins and Allen Golden. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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William Maurice Hagle
Apr 6, 1916 - Jan 2009

William Maurice Hagle was born on April 6, 1916. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Hagle and Mary Ritter; and his wife of 63 years, Louella Hagle. Maurice was a star athlete during his high school years in Purdon and Rosebud where he graduated. He was a star standout in all sports including football, basketball and baseball. He attended Texas Military College in Terrell and Marshall Junior College on athletic scholarship. In 1939, Maurice went to work for the Humble Oil and Refining Company in Baytown. He met Louella Garrett and married her in 1944. They moved to Corsicana in 1953 where they lived for the remainder of their lives. He worked in Corsicana and throughout the state as a bricklayer most of his adult life. He is survived by one son, Jim Hagle, and daughter-in-law, Sue Hagle, of Grand Prairie; and two daughters, Kay Romo of Apple Valley and Kathie Walker of Chandler, Ariz. He is also survived by five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. The graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Dresden Cemetery with the Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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James Russell McDonald Jr.
abt 1947 - Jan 19, 2009

James Russell McDonald Jr.
James Russell McDonald Jr., 62, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at the VA Hospital in Dallas. Wake service will be 6 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Pastor Dairy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Mr. McDonald was born Jan. 1, 1947, in Corsicana. He was preceded in death by his mother, Vera Lee McDonald. Survivors include his father, James Russell McDonald of Corsicana; sons, James Russell McDonald III and Jerry Dwayne McDonald and one son of Corpus Christi; six sisters, Diane Fowler of Dallas, Christine Robinson of Atlanta, Ga., Ellender P. Johnson (Dairy) of Corsicana, Rosie Wilson of Houston, Robbie McDonald of Dallas and Sonya White of Corsicana; five brothers, George T. McDonald (Opal) of Dallas, Dwight McDonald (Carie) of Houston, Frederick L. McDonald (Vicki) of Corsicana, Gary McDonald (Beverly) of Sacramento, Calif., and David Chaney (Jewel) of Corsicana; three grandchildren, Jamie, Mariah and Juliett McDonald; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, aunts and friends. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Chesley Patterson Jr.
Oct 1, 1936 - Jan 22, 2009

Chesley Patterson Jr., 72, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, in Corsicana. He was born on Oct. 1, 1936, in Corsicana. He loved and adored his family. He loved life and never met a stranger. He worked at Harvie’s Produce and Oil City Iron Works. Traveling to Brookshire’s was one of his favorite past times as was sitting on the porch with friends and family, but most importantly received our Lord and Savior on Jan. 18. He will be missed by everyone. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Northside Assembly of God Church with the Rev. James Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the New Chatfield Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Keith Kennedy, Kyle Williams, Lance Patterson, Taylor Patterson, Brian Lee and Jeff Cook. Mr. Patterson was preceded in death by his parents, Chesley and Mable C. Patterson Sr.; brother, Lyndle Patterson; sister, Claudine Mosley; and a grandson, Brian Williams. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Martha Patterson; daughters, Debbie Williams and husband Gary of Corsicana, Brenda Lee and husband Brian of Mabank, and Lisa Cook and husband Jeff of Duncanville; sons, Ronnie Patterson and wife Stacie of Corsicana, and Lesley Patterson and wife Kimberly of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Selita “Dude” Blackwood and husband George of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Nancy Lee (Walker) Crum
d. Jan 14, 2009

Nancy Lee Walker Crum
Nancy Lee Walker Crum passed from this life on Jan. 14, 2009, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Corsicana. She was a longtime resident of Brownsville but had moved to Corsicana in 1993. She had a long career in the Brownsville Independent School District and the Brownsville Teacher’s Credit Union as president. During those years she was awarded many honors both personal and professional for her honest, caring and proficient handling of the credit union’s money. She is survived by her son, Tom Crum of Brownsville; her daughter and son-in-law, Lana and Lynn Berry of Corsicana; her son and daughter in-law, Bill and Ale Crum of Austin; and her daughter-in-law and husband, Carolyn and Gaynor Stiles of Houston. She had 33 grandchildren and great-grandchildren that delighted her spirit and gave joy to her last years. Her father and mother, Chester and Gertrude Walker, were founding members of the Church of Christ in Brownsville. Mrs. Crum was a faithful member of the Price Road Church of Christ in Brownsville and the Church of Christ at Westhill in Corsicana. She was an inspiration and a true reflection of her Lord and Savior to all of her family and friends. She was a “worthy woman.” In lieu of flowers please send memorials to: Christian Homes of Abilene. Her family and friends will gather for a private memorial services at a later date. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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J. O. Terrell Couch
March 3, 1920 - Jan 25, 2009

J.O. Terrell Couch, a longtime resident of Houston and fifth generation Texan, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009. He was born March 3, 1920, in San Antonio, the eldest child of Mattie Terrell and Quest Compere Couch. Terrell was a 1937 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio, attended San Antonio Junior College for one year, and then the University of Texas at Austin where he received his LLB degree and was member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He enlisted in The United States Army in January 1942 and was admitted to the Texas State Bar shortly thereafter. On July 31, 1943, he married Willynn Miles Brooks of Wharton. She died on May 28, 1992. He was also predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Quest C. Couch Jr. and Marshall Dick Couch. He is survived by his sister, Martha Couch Dickman, and husband, Col. William C. Dickman, and several nieces and nephews, all of San Antonio. He is also survived by his son, J.O. Terrell “JOT” Couch Jr., and wife, Eleanor “Tee” Stowe Couch, of Houston and their children, Eleanor “Ellie” Miles Couch of Dallas and Virginia “Ginny” Terrell Couch of Boca Raton; his son, Leland Brooks Couch of Austin; and daughter, Nancy Couch Davis, and her husband, Barrett Davis, and their children, Mattie Lillian Davis and Robin Kate Davis of Houston. Terrell is also survived by his devoted wife, Margaret Atwood Couch, whom he married July 17, 1993; Margaret’s children H. Kirby Atwood Jr. and wife Peggy of Houston, and Ellen Atwood Robinson and husband Bruce of Corsicana; and grandchildren H. Kirby Atwood III and wife Amy, Robert Fowler Atwood, Margaret Love Robinson, and William “Bill” Bruce Robinson III and wife Kate. Terrell served from 1942 to 1946 in the Counter Intelligence Corps of The United States Army in the United States, Europe and the Philippine Islands, reaching the rank of captain. He began his law practice in Fort Worth in 1946 with Judge Hal S. Lattimore and was later associated with McGown, Godfrey, Logan and Decker. In 1952, he joined the Legal Department of Marathon Oil Company (then The Ohio Oil Company) in Houston and became division attorney in 1961. Terrell was named general counsel of the company in 1967, moved to Findlay, Ohio, where he also became a member of the board of directors. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1968. In 1975, he took early retirement from Marathon Oil and returned to Texas to reenter private law practice. He became a partner of Hutcheson and Grundy in Houston in 1976 where he continued the practice of law until 1998 when the firm was dissolved. Terrell concentrated his law practice in oil and gas law and water law, and participated in litigation and selected areas of corporate, antitrust and international law particularly related to the oil and gas industry. He was a master of several cases, a member of the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the State Bar Associations of Texas and Ohio, and the Houston Bar Association. He served as chairman of the Natural Resources Section of the American Bar Association, chairman of the Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section of the Texas State Bar Association, and chairman of the Oil and Gas Law Section of the Houston Bar Association. Terrell also served for many years on the advisory boards of the Southwestern Legal Foundation’s International Oil and Gas Educational Center, International and Comparative Law Center, and the Institute for Transnational Arbitration. He was included in Who’s Who in America from 1968 to 1996. He was a member of the Houston Country Club, Allegro, the Colonneh Club and several other enjoyable social clubs. Terrell will be well remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and father-in-law; a caring and sincere friend; a dedicated, hardworking lawyer, a fair tennis player, a friendly golfer, and enthusiastic outdoorsman. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in the Jasek Chapel of George H. Lewis and Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston, where the Rev. Ben Young will serve as officiant. In lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that contributions in Terrell’s memory be directed to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Geo. H. Lewis and Sons, Houston.

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James Henry Pitts, Jr.
Nov 24, 1937 - Jan 25, 2009

James Henry Pitts Jr., born on Nov. 24, 1937, in Corsicana, died on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009. Jim grew up in Corsicana, and graduated from Corsicana High School and Texas A and M. He came to Houston in 1960, and taught English at San Jacinto High School and The Kinkaid School. Jim was the co-owner of The Empty Vase from its creation in 1970 until his retirement in May 2008, at which time he moved to The Hallmark. Private graveside services will be conducted in Corsicana. Contributions in memory of Jim may be directed to the Houston SPCA, 900 Portway, Houston, TX 77024.Arrangements by Geo. H. Lewis and Sons, Houston.

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Theresa Marie (Schuetz) Roush
Mar 23, 1930 - Jan 25, 2009

Theresa Marie Roush
Theresa Marie Roush, 78, of Kerens passed away on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, in Corsicana. She was born on March 23, 1930, in Horton, Kan. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Corsicana. Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary in Horton, Kan. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the St. Leo’s Catholic Cemetery with the Rev. Earl DeKat officiating. Mrs. Roush was preceded in death by her son, Dennis Roush; and a brother, Phillip Schuetz. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Donald Roush; daughter, Marty Koch of Waxahachie; grandsons, Jeff and Cory Roush of Ennis; brothers, Jerry Schuetz of Oberlin, Kan., Richard Schuetz of Maryland, Michael Schuetz of Horton, Kan., and Daniel Schuetz of Hiawatha, Kan.; sisters, Mary Clouse of Horton, Kan., and Carol Smith of Siloam Springs, Ark.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Kerens, Texas
Theresa Marie Roush, 78, of Kerens, Texas, died Jan. 25, 2009, in Corsicana, Texas.

She was born March 23, 1930, in Horton, Kan., and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her son, Dennis Roush; and a brother, Phillip Schuetz.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Donald Roush; daughter, Marty Koch of Waxahachie, Texas; grandsons, Jeff and Cory Roush of Ennis, Texas; brothers, Jerry Schuetz of Oberlin, Kan., Richard Schuetz of Maryland, Michael Schuetz of Horton, Kan., and Daniel Schuetz of Hiawatha, Kan.; sisters, Mary Clouse of Horton, and Carol Smith of Siloam Springs, Ark.

The Mass of Christian burial will be held Jan. 29, 2009, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating.

Graveside services were held Jan. 30, 2009, at St. Leo's Catholic Cemetery with the Rev. Earl DeKat officiating.

Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana, Texas, was in charge of arrangements.

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