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Bessie Almeda (Williams) Moore
July 11, 1906 - Sept 21, 1996

Bessie Williams Moore, 90, of Corsicana, died Sept. 21, 1996, after a long illness.

Visitation services will be tonight from 6-8 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Lukes United Methodist Church, with Ministers Ken Bergeron and Frank Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Matt Murray, Greg Murray, James Owen, Dan Nicholson, Charles Posey, Kenneth Murry, Buford Moore and Benny Robinson.

Mrs. Moore was born July 11, 1906 to Dave and Ora Williams of Barry. She was a resident of Navarro County all of her life. Mrs. Moore was a member of St. Lukes United Methodist Church in Corsicana. She and her husband, Cecil, who preceded her in death, were long time farmers and ranchers in Navarro County. Mrs. Moore enjoyed gardening, her church work and was an avid "fisherwoman."

She is survived by her granddaughter and her husband, Camille and Gary Costen; great grandson, Jordan Costen of Dallas; sisters, Fay Harper, Macle Posey both of Corsicana and Juanita Stilwell of Athens; brothers-in-laws, Roy Posey and Newt Stilwell; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her daughter, Wanda Stinnett James and her sister Frankie Craig.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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M. L. "Mabel" Frost
May 14, 1908 - Sept 12, 1996

M.L. (Mabel) Frost, 88, of Corsicana, died Sept. 12, 1996, in Corsicana.

Graveside services are Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, with Rev. B.F. Risinger of First Baptist Church officiating.

Mrs. Frost was born May 14, 1908.

Mrs. Frost is survived by her daughter, Sue Goodman of Corsicana; sons, Bob and Bunt Frost of Chester, Va. and Larry and Melody Frost of Marble Falls; grandsons, Robert Frost of Chester, Va., Randall Pearsy of Marble Falls, Stephen Hardy of Corsicana and Chip Goodman of Corsicana; granddaughters, Loretta Frost of Chester, Va., Lori Frost of Pearland and Debbie Frost of Burleson; great grandchildren, Bobby Frost of Chester, Va., Rachell Hardy of Terrell, Samantha Hardy of Dallas, Gary Don Hardy II of Dallas, Chrystal B. Hardy of Dallas, John Stephen Hardy II of Corsicana and Nicole Daniels of Burleson; and sister, Vondia Lankford of Corsicana.

Mrs. Frost was preceded in death by her husband, M. L. Frost, son, M.E. Frost; grandson, Gary D. Hardy; father, Mark Weems; mother, Mary Weems; sisters, Lee Wilson and Julia Nebblet; and brothers, Robert Weems and Audury Weems.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lloyd D. "Stoney" Burke
Apr 25, 1919 - Sept 3, 1996

Lloyd D. "Stoney" Burke, 77, of Pursley, died Sept. 3, 1996, in Dallas.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Herbert Carpany and Rev. Edward L. Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

Pallbearers will be the Lancaster Police Dept., Mr. Joe Hamm, Charles Pinson, Jim Feemster, Jim Merritt, Donald McMullan and Sam Turner.

Mr. Burke was born April 25, 1919, in Belton. He was a veteran of WWII, where he served in the Marine Air Corps. Mr. Burke was a member of First Assembly of God in Lancaster, Tx. and retired Police Patrol Sergeant with the Lancaster Police Dept. He was a member of the Texas Police Officers Assoc. of Texas and retired from L.T.V. in Grand Prairie.

Mr. Burke's family will receive friends for visitation from 6-8 tonight, at Corley Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife, Irene Burk of Pursley; daughter, Glenda and Bill Brewer of Lancaster; son, Michael Todd Burke of Lancaster; grandson, Glynn Dale Barker of Red Oak; great-grandchildd, Aeric Barker of Midlothian; and one niece and nephew.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Clara (Cordell) Allred
Mar 22, 1911 - Nov 7, 1996

Clara Allred

Clara Allred, 85, of Corsicana, died Nov. 7, 1996, in Corsicana.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. George Merriman and Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Charles Cordell, Jerry Cordell, Milton Cordell, Monte Allred, Don Allred and Michael Forns.

Friends desiring to do so may make memorials to the Trinity Baptist Church, 1200 N. 13 th St. Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Mrs. Allred was born March 22, 1911, in Anderson County. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Mrs. Allred was a longtime employee of Corsicana Cotten Mill and Texas Miller Hat Factory.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty and Bobby Carpenter of Retreat; sons, David and Shirley Allred of Waxahachie, T.J. Allred of Dawson, Ray and Patsy Allred of Mildred, and Wayne and Linda Allred of Corsicana; sister, Lena Wilkins of Kerens; brother, Joe Cordell of Corsicana; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Allred was preceded in death by her husband, Albert J. Allred; daughter, Mary Owens; and son-in-law, Jerrel Owens.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Wilburn Ivie
June 1, 1919 - Nov 24, 1996

Wilburn (W.D.) Ivie, 77, of Purdon, died Nov. 24, 1996, in Corsicana.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Ralph Ward and Rev. Jessie Keele officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mr. Ivie was born June 1, 1919, in Jester. He worked for many years with the ASCS County Office of the USDA in the Navarro County Courthouse.

Mr. Ivie is survived by his wife of 57 years, Vera Louise Ivie of Purdon; sons, David and Jonie Ivie of Purdon and Wayne and Susie Ivie of Bryan; brother, Richard Armetis Ivie of Purdon; granddaughters, Gala McCrory of Purdon, Amy Garza of San Marcos and Betsy Fritz of Snook and great grandchild, Jason McCrory of Purdon.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Barbara (Flood) Benton
Aug 1, 1928 - Aug 29, 1996

Barbara Flood Benton was born Aug. 1, 1928, and passed away Aug. 29, 1996, at her home in Balch Springs. She was raised in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Vanessa Benton.

She is survived by one son, Gary Benton, and his wife, Karen of Corsicana; one sister, Elizabeth Henderson, two grandsons, Michael Benton and Nolan Benton and his wife, Sheri; and one great granddaughter, Brianna Benton.

She was a valued employee of Citibank Corporation for many years and will be missed by many friends, fellow employees, family and her extended family, the Millers of Houston, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Bill Brown, Ben Combs, Donald Hammer, Mike Hammer, Bill Benton and Lewis Tanner.

Services were held Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

She was laid to rest at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Lee Roy Cox
July 16, 1908 - Nov 15, 1996

Lee Roy Cox, 87, of Pursley, died Nov. 15, 1996, at Mel-Haven Nursing Home.

Services are Sunday at 3 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Rev. Milton Jordan officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Viewing is 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton.

Pallbearers will be Brian Cox, Randy Cox, Andy Cox, Mike Murray, Lewis Tanner and Gerald Cox.

Mr. Cox was born July 16, 1908 in Dorchester, Texas. He was a master wood craftsman and a 32nd degree Mason.

Mr. Cox is survived by his wife, Mayciel Cox of Pursley; sons, Troy Cox of Buffalo, Jerry Cox of Lubbock; stepson, Harvey Parrish of Pursley; stepdaughters, Sue Murray of Pursley and Audra Donald of Navarro; sister, Artie Rose of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Mr. Cox was preceded in death by his son, Bobby Cox and stepson, E.L. Parrish.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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J. D. "Jiggs" Ratliff
Oct 28, 1923 - Dec 23, 1996

J.D. "Jiggs" Ratliff, 73, of Corsicana, died December 23, 1996 in Corsicana. Graveside services will be held today at 3 p.m. at the Eureka Cemetery in Eureka, Texas with Brother William I. Honea of First Baptist Church officiating. Mr. Ratliff was born October 28, 1923 in Corsicana. He is survived by two sons, Glen A. and Rodney Ratliff; a sister; Betty Tyner; a brother Van Ratliff; a nephew, Gary Tyner; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Lorene Shelton
Jan 10, 1911 - Nov 3, 1996

Mary Lorene Shelton, 85, of Powell, died Nov. 3, 1996, in Atlanta.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will follow in the Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers are G.M. Cockerell, Buster Cockerell, Billy Carroll McCasland, Earl Ogburn, Clark Fullwood and Jimmy Lee.

Mrs. Shelton was born Jan. 10, 1911, in Eureka.

She is survived by two nieces, Faye Cockerell of Texarkana and Pat Cockerell of Stephenville; two nephews, Gowan Cockerell of Stephenville and Clark Fullwood of Irving; three great nephews, Billy Carroll McCasland of Atlanta, G.M. Cockerell Jr. of Stephenville and Jimmy Lee of Buffalo; four great nieces, Billie Fay McCasland of Atlanta, Windy Cockerell of Stephenville, Debbie Lee of Buffalo and Micky Wilson of Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jessie Perry Miller
Sept 8, 1910 - Nov 12, 1996

Jessie Perry Miller, 86, of Corsicana, died Nov. 12, 1996, at Twilight Nursing Home.

Services will be held at 2 today at Resthaven Memorial Park, with Dr. David Hale officiating.

Pallbearers are grandsons.

Mr. Miller was born Sept. 8, 1910, in Dawson.

Mr. Miller is survived by his daughters, Joyce Simmington and Carolyn Andrews both of Corsicana; brother, G.L. Miller of Corsicana; sisters, Gussie Horner of Lancaster and Faye Hickson of Fort Worth; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Margaret Mae (Rhodes) Hutson
Apr 8, 1897 - Sept 16, 1996

Margaret Mae Rhodes Hutson, 99, of Denver, Colo., died Sept. 16, 1996, in Denver. Colo.

Memorial services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Sept. 22, at the University Hill Baptist Church, 2750 S. Clermont, Denver, Colo. 80222, with the Rev. Davis Cooper and Mr. Bill Wise officiating. Funeral services will be conducted Oct. 2, at the Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana, with her son Rev. Barney Rhodes Huutson officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Hutson was born April 8, 1897, in Texas to Bartoe Rhodes and Ida Gentry Rhodes. She taught 1st and 2nd grade all of her 13 years before retirement. Mrs. Hutson directed Christmas Pagents with all of the churches, she and her husband the late Barney Brown Hutson were members of. The fulfillment of her own desire was when her son became a career missionary and her daughter became a volunteer missionary.

She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Margaret Hutson Griffin of Englewood, Colo.; son, Rev. Barney Rhodes Hutson of Forney; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ivy Joe Rischer, Sr.
Sept 8, 1951 - Aug 30, 1996

Elder Ivy J. Rischer, 44, of Corsicana, died Aug. 30, 1996, in Baylor Medical Center of Dallas.

Visitation services will be from 10-5 Friday at Taylor Memorial Church of God in Christ in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Corsicana. Burial will take place at the Graceland Mausoleum in Resthaven Memorial Park.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Fairfield Church of God in Christ.

Mr. Rischer was born Sept. 8, 1951 in Fairfield. He was employed at the Transportation Dept. of the Community Transit. He was pastor of Faith Temple Church of God in Christ in Fairfield and served as finance chairman for the Corsicana district. Mr. Rischer accepted the call to the ministry under the pastorage of Elder Floyd G. Taylor. In 1993 he founded the Faith Temple Church of God in Christ in Fairfield, where he served as pastor until his demise.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Rischer; son, Ivy Joe Rischer Jr.; daughters, Demetria L. Rischer and Katrice L. Rischer; parents, Sylvester Rischer Jr. and Lula Mae Rischer; brothers, Sherwin Rischer; Jimmy Rischer and Dennis Rischer; God-sister, Cassandra English; spiritual parents, Elder Floyd and Helen Taylor; brothers-in laws and sisters-in-laws and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors, Inc.

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Margaret (Cooper) Henderson
Dec 21, 1910 - Nov 21, 1996

Margaret Cooper Henderson, 85, of Fairfield, died November 21, 1996, in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Capps Memorial Chapel with Rev. Johnny Dammon officiating. Burial will follow at Cade Cemetery in Streetman. Pallbearers are Joe Pete Coleman, Theo Smith, Harris Wilson Milner, Ed Compton, Calvert Allen Carroll and Thomas Allen.

Mrs. Henderson was born December 21, 1910, in Streetman. She was a school teacher involved in Rtd. Teacher Association, Fairfield Chapter #331 Order of Eastern Star, and Friendship Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church of Fairfield.

Mrs. Henderson is survived by her husband, R.M. Henderson; a daughter, Patricia Henderson of Fairfield; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lillian Cooper of Streetman; nieces Ethel Wilder of Louisa, Virginia and Jackie Tyus of Dallas; and a nephew, James C. Cooper of Houston.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield.

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William A. Baldwin
Oct 9, 1924 - Oct 20, 1996

William A. Baldwin, 72, former resident of Dawson, died Oct. 20, 1996, in Belize, Central America.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Liberty Hill Cemetery, with the Distrit #30 Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard officiating.

Mr. Baldwin was born Oct. 9, 1924 in Clinton, Ind., to William T. and Anna Baldwin. He joined the U.S. Navy on Nov. 24, 1942, serving overseas in the Asiatic Pacific theater. Mr. Baldwin was honorably discharged on Jan. 30, 1946. He was a life member and former Quartermaster of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3366. Mr. Baldwin was very active at the VFW District Level and served several terms as District Quartermaster. He served as the District #30 VFW Commander during the 1992-93 year. Mr. Baldwin was also a member and former finance officer for American Legion #22, Corsicana. He also served as Navarro County Veterans Service Officer for a number of years.

He is survived by his sister, Naomi Sherrill of Clinton, Ind., brothers, Bob Baldwin of Rockville, Ind. and Karl Prulhiere of Clinton, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Baldwin was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Harland Baldwin.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Elsie Lee (Stringer) Crook
Sept 23, 1910 - Sept 5, 1996

Elsie Crook, 85, of Kerens, died Sept. 5, 1996, at E.T.M.C. Hospital in Athens.

Visitation services will be held from 6-8 tonight at Paschal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Prairie Point Cemetery, with Rev. L.L. Conner officiating.

Mrs. Crook was born Sept. 23, 1910, in Leon County.

She is survived by her daughter, Doris Tarkington of Kerens; sister, Syble Harper of Trinidad; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Jack Mills Baxter
Feb 8, 1924 - Oct 21, 1996

Jack Mills Baxter, 72, of Universal City, died Oct. 21, 1996, at his residence.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Claude Davison officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Point Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mr. Baxter was born Feb. 8, 1924, in Corsicana. He attended Bazette Elementary and Kerens High School. Along with Lucille, his wife of 49 years, they operated a coin, stamp, and jewelry store in Universal City, prior to this Mr. Baxter spent 26 years in the oil business. He was listed in the Who's/Who of the oil industry as having been a pioneer of rotary drilling in Pennsylvania. For over 20 years Mr. Baxter was nationally known as a coin dealer. He was a life member of the American Numismatic Society, Texas, NS, APS, Central States NS and other state and local organizations. Mr. Baxter was a dedicated leader and supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille Baxter of Universal City; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby Jack and Mary Ann Baxter of Erie, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law, Sherri and Jack Dempsey of Erie, Pa.; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Donna Baxter of San Antonio; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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James Estle "Jimmy" Ferguson, Sr.
Apr 10, 1921 - Oct 22, 1996

James Estle Ferguson, Sr., 75, of Corsicana, died Oct. 22, 1996, at Twilight Nursing Home.

Funeral services were held earlier today at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel, with Chaplain Terry Eyman officiating and Rev. David Williams officiating. Burial followed in Prairie Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Danny Elmore, Rev. Leroy Elmore, Brannon Ferguson, Charles Sykes, David Williams Jr. and Rev. James Williams.

Honorary pallbearers were Raymond Crowley, John Scott, Wilson Prater and James Ardis.

Mr. Ferguson was born April 10, 1921, in Summerfield. He was a WWII Veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Leola C. Ferguson of Corsicana; sons, James E. Ferguson Jr. of Mesquite, Billy Ferguson of Kerens and Benny Ferguson of Bossier City, La.; daughter, Donna McGahan of Corsicana; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; special friend, Terri Diehl; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Florence Jewel Nelson
June 10, 1907 - Nov 12, 1996

Florence Jewel Nelson, 89, of Longview, died Nov. 12, 1996, in a Longview nursing home.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Paschal Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today in the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens, with Jimmy Glenn officiating. Burial followed in Prairie Point Cemetery.

Mrs. Nelson was born June 10, 1907, and was a native of Coryell County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Nelson lived in Longview for the past 21 years having moved from Vernon. She was raised in the Kerens area.

Mrs. Nelson is survived yb her sons, Bob Nelson of Longview, Lesley Nelson of Lewisville, Wesley Nelson of San Antonio and Thomas Nelson of Dallas; daughter, Jimmye Sharrer of Malakoff; eight grandchidlren and one great granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, James H. Nelson and a granddaughter.

Arrangements by Rader Funeral Home of Longview.

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Roy L. Rose
Oct 26, 1940 - Nov 17, 1996

Roy L. Rose, 56, of Barry, Texas, died Nov. 17, 1996, at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Harold Scott and Johnny Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Warren, Buddy Warren, Randy Warren, Les Warren, Joe Coker and James Walker. Honorary pallbearers will be Mobile Pipeline Employees.

Mr. Rose was born Oct. 26, 1940, in Roane, Texas. He was employed by Mobil Oil Company for 22 years.

Mr. Rose is survived by his wife Diane Rose of Barry; three sons, Joseph Lynn Rose and daughter-in-law Jada Rose of Corsicana, Daniel Wayne Rose of Barry, and John Warren Rose of Corsicana; one brother, Wayne Rose of Roane; three sisters, Eloise Page of Pasadena, Joyce St. Ama of Arlington and Shirley Ray of Ennis; a sister-in-law, Wynell Rose of Ennis; four grandchildren, John Caleb Rose of Barry, Jonathan Rose of Corsicana, Sonni Lynne Rose of Corsicana and Mason Rose of Corsicana.

Mr. Rose is preceded in death by his parents, John and Effie Rose and two brothers, Clyde Rose and John Rose Jr.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Sophia F. Curry
Nov 3, 1904 - Sept 11, 1996

Sophia F. Curry, 91, of Corsicana, died Sept. 11, 1996, in Corsicana.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Birdston Cemetery in Streetman.

Pallbearers are Walter Jackson Sr., Walter Jackson Jr., James Jackson, Paul Curry, Joey Hoskins and Alan Cason.

Ms. Curry was born Nov. 3, 1904, in Streetman. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. Ms. Curry was a Civil Service retiree and former Pink Lady in Corsicana and Athens Hospital for many years.

She is survived by her sister, Minnie and Jeff Anderson of Corsicana; nieces, Margie R. Curry Hoskins of Fairfield and Mary Louise Jackson of Malakoff; and many other nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Neida M. (Sullivan) Harding
Dec 20, 1906 - Dec 12, 1996

Neida M. Harding, 89, of Rice, died Dec. 12, 1996, in Corsicana.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Larry Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Rice Cemetery.

Mrs. Harding was born Dec. 20, 1906.

Mrs. Harding is survived by her sisters, Dorothy Lowe of Houston and Ouida Hartley of Rice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Leecy Marjorie (Caruthers) Anderson
July 26, 1935 - Oct 25, 1996

Leecy Marjorie Anderson, 61, of Houston, died Oct. 25, 1996, at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Pelham, with Rev. Charles Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in Pelham Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers are friends of the family.

Mrs. Anderson was born July 26, 1935, in Pelham. She was a graduate of I.M. Terrel High School, Ft. Worth and received her degree from Lutheral School of Nursing in St. Louis, Mo. Mrs. Anderson was employed at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston.

She is survived by her sons, Louis Anderson Jr. and Willie Allen Anderson both of Ft. Worth; daughter, Kimberly Lynn Anderson of Atlanta, Ga.; brothers, Elvis Caruthers of Pelham and Rev. James Caruthers of Ft. Worth; granddaughters, LaDonna and Lashell; uncle, Willie Fields of St. Louis, Mo. and other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Anderson was preceded in death by her parents, A. J. and Leecy Caruthers.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Josephine Margaret Wilson
Apr 1, 1934 - Dec 22, 1996

Josephine Margaret Wilson, 62, of Corsicana died Sunday in Corsicana.

Services are Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. T. Davis of Fundamental Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Long Prairie Cemetery in Kerens.

She is survived by her husband, James Wilson and a son, William Robert Wilson, both of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dudley V. Bailey
Jan 6, 1930 - May 13, 2009

Dudley V. Bailey, 79, of Mexia passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2009, in Mexia after a short bout with cancer. He was born Jan. 6, 1930, in Emory to Robert and Grace (Reader) Bailey.He served his country in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He had many jobs during his life. He was a newspaper carrier for Corsicana Daily Sun, The Dallas Morning News, Mexia Daily News, Waco Tribune, Dallas Times Herald, Houston Post and many others. He was also a correction officer. His latest job at Limestone County Detention Center was one of his favorites because he met many interesting people. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn of Mexia; brother, Kenneth Bailey and wife Kay of Stephenville; children, Angela Bailey and David Bailey, both of Mexia; two grandchildren, Shandra Bailey and Lori Bailey, both of Mexia; stepchildren, Darrin Stansberry, Wendy Bonner, and Lance Stansberry; nephews, Kenneth, Kirk, Kelvin and Keith Bailey; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and first wife Anna (Walden) Bailey.At his request, his body was donated to science. He will be remembered at a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at First Baptist Church in Tehuacana. Any fond remembrances from friends and family will be welcomed at the service.

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Mary Elizabeth (Marshall) Crespo
Dec 16, 1924 - May 11, 2009

Mary Elizabeth Crespo
Mary Elizabeth Crespo, 84, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, May 11, 2009. She was a longtime resident of Angus. She was born Dec. 16, 1924, in Talco to R. C. and Ella Marshall. She was one of the first city officials of Angus and helped start Angus water department. She is survived by son Robert and Jeanne Crespo of Angus; grandchildren Robert W. Crespo, Jason Crespo and Andrea Crespo; and great-grandchild Danielle Crespo.She was preceded in death by husband Oliver "Pete" Crespo and son John Oliver Crespo. Services were 2 p.m. May 16 at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Farouk Qubty officiating. Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bobby Crespo, Jason Crespo, David Demmette, Wayne Pfeil, James Montgomery and Connor J. Spurgin. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Pattie Lucille (McCollum) Monroe
April 20, 1914 - May 14, 2009

Pattie Lucille McCollum Monroe went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 14, 2009. Born in Ellis County on April 20, 1914, to William and Nannie McCollum, she was a good Christian woman and was a member of Westhill Church of Christ in Corsicana. Throughout her life Pattie touched the hearts of many. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of over 50 years, Lonnie Monroe, with whom she owned and operated a grocery store for many years in Corsicana. She is survived by her precious daughter Deborah Lynn Banks and her husband Robert Banks of Corsicana; grandchildren Bryan Keith of Corsicana and Jason Allen and wife Cristal Banks of Fairfield; and great-grandchildren Aaron, Jordan, Matthew, Michael, Kayli and Macie. Pattie was also preceded in death by her brother Nick, sister-in-law Lillie McCollum, Jovie, sister-in-law Maudine McCollum in addition to many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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James Ryno
June 26, 1930 - May 12, 2009

James Ryno passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. He was born June 26, 1930, in Aquilla. He was preceded in death by parents, D.A. Ryno and Ola Faye Armstrong Ryno. James "Jim" was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather — better known by family as "Gran-Gran." Jim's humor, strength and support will greatly be missed by his family. Jim proudly served in the United States Army as a surgical technician. Jim worked with Chevrolet and Ford for many years and owned Ryno's Auto Repair in Corsicana. He was raised to a Master Mason on Dec. 15, 1952, at Blooming Grove Lodge 497 and took great pride in being a Mason. He was very active in the community, both Corsicana and Blooming Grove. Also, he served on the city council in Blooming Grove. He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Lane Ryno of Blooming Grove; daughter, Gail Ryno of Frisco; son, Craig Ryno and wife Rhonda of Waxahachie; grandchildren, Carol, Lisa, Michelle, Jamie and Blake; and several great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Hershel and sister Velma and several wonderful brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Carolyn Jean (Roby) Beckman
Nov 19, 1927 - May 15, 2009

Carolyn Jean Beckman, 81 of Corsicana, passed away May 15, 2009. She was born Nov. 19, 1927, in Chillicothe, Ohio to Arthur and Lola Roby. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in McCoole, Md. She enjoyed traveling, shopping and spending time with her family.She is preceded in death by husband, Howard C. Beckman; parents, Charles Roby and Lola Inskeep; brother, Charles E. Roby; and infant sister, Marlyn Roby. Survivors include her sons, John C. Pase and fiancé Rhonda Liller of Keyser, W.V., and Carl A. Beckman of Corsicana; daughter, Sherrie Harrell and husband Joe of Mildred; grandchildren, Garrett Harrell and wife Haley of Blooming Grove, Clayton Harrell of Mildred, John Pase II and wife Stacey of Keyser, W.V., Angela Torrie and husband John of Beaufort, S.C.; six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Darren Heil officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Marie Crowder
abt 1919 - May 10, 2009

Marie Crowder, 90, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, May 10, 2009 in Corsicana. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Rosemound Cemetery in Waco with Chaplain Alvin Patterson officiating.  Arrangements by OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Blvd.,Waco.

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Joe Gorman "Papa" Sims
Aug 6, 1922 - May 15, 2009

Joe Gorman "Papa" Sims, 86, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, May 15, 2009. He was born Aug. 6, 1922 in Eureka to Joe Augusta and Mary Ximena Sims. He was raised in a loving Christian home and came to know the Lord as his Savior at a very early age. He joined the AirCorp Nov. 4, 1942 and served as an airplane mechanic. During his service, he was stationed in Wichita Falls; Lackland AFB in San Antonio; Enid, Okla.; and Tyler. He was a WW II veteran who served until Honorably Discharged Feb. 14, 1946. During this time, he met and courted the love of his life, Peggy Juanita Wills. Joe and Peggy were married by Pastor Frank Weeden on Jan. 10, 1947, at First Baptist Church of Denton. They immediately moved to Corsicana, where they joined First Baptist Church on Jan. 15, 1947. He was a faithful servant of the Lord, serving on many committees more than once, teaching Sunday School, going on mission trips and caring for so many. He was quiet and unassuming while touching more lives than we will ever know. He lived the faith that he had. This gentle, spiritual giant will be missed greatly. Joe worked for Mr. Scott Lowry as a tax professional. When Mr. Lowry passed in the 1960s, Joe opened his own tax and accounting firm. Peggy was ever his helpmate by serving as his secretary for many years. He took on a partner in 1981, his son Joe A., who has had the joy of working with his father until Joe G. retired (sort of) just a few years ago. Joe and Peggy's first home was on Cherry Street. Here, they grew their family before moving to the current home on Arlington Street. He loved being at church; "...any time the church doors were open," according to his family and friends. He and his beloved Peggy traveled extensively throughout their lives whether it was camping, serving in the mission fields or "just" the family reunions at Lake Murray and Hidden Acres Encampment. They played "42" and had supper clubs with friends. They attended lots of Corsicana Tiger football games, always with dear friends. He also had a passion for reading. His love of books never took precedence over his love of reading his Bible, which he did faithfully, alone and with Peggy and his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Peggy; his children, Joe Allen Sims and wife Vicki, Barbara Ann Acock and husband Danny, and Karen Elizabeth Cox and husband Mike. He has nine grandchildren, Kristina Renee Davis, Andrea Elizabeth Owens and husband Ross, Jessica Ann Ockershauser and husband Patrick, Shawn Michael Cox and wife Hedwika, Jason Daniel Acock and Aaron Matthew Sims; five great grandchildren, Morgan, Ashley, Makenzie, Chase and Alexandra; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and cousins-in-law who will miss him. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Billy Sims, along with several in-laws and dear friends. Visitation is Saturday, May 16, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. He will be remembered in a funeral service at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2009, at First Baptist Church. The service will be officiated by David Edwards and B.F. Risinger Jr. of First Baptist Church, and Rick Lamb of Northside Baptist Church. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Don Lake, Norman Gilcrease, Dana Griffin, Joe Bob Tekell, Don Tekell, Monty Trimble, Wayne Rose, Scott Middleton M.D., Son Bowden and Neal Crawford. Honorary pallbearers are Joe's Sunday School class, and the First Baptist Church Deacon Body. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Edna Lillian (Roberts) Barnes
abt 1912 - May 19, 2009

Edna Lillian Barnes died Monday, May 18, 2009, at the age of 97. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Benjamin and Ida Stewart Roberts; spouse, Edward Barnes; son, Gail Barnes; and daughter, Shirley Nelson. She is survived by her son, Billy Barnes and his wife Linda; grandchildren, Becky Nelson, Paula Farmer, Monty Nelson, Craig Barnes and his wife Tama, and Malinda Barnes; and great-grandchildren, Ryan Nelson, Austin and Abigail Farmer, and Kate, Melanie, and Hallie Barnes. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Sam Dilbeck officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Craig Barnes, Austin Farmer, Don Kern, Monty Nelson, Ryan Nelson, Terry Nelson, Neil Singleton and Jay Woody. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Geraldine (Farmer) Hilbert
Dec 24, 1936 - May 16, 2009

Geraldine Hilbert, 72, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2009, in Burleson. She was born Dec. 24, 1936, in Corsicana, the daughter of the late Marvin Wesley and Katie Richardson Farmer. Mrs. Hilbert was a retired secretary for an office supply company. She graduated from Corsicana High School and attended Navarro College. No services are planned at this time. Mrs. Hilbert is survived by her daughter, Kathy Hilbert and husband Tim Scheu of Walnut Springs; granddaughter, Kampbell Scheu of Walnut Springs; and sisters, Martha Nichols and Mary Lee, both of Corsicana. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Leo Russell Keene Sr.
Aug 22, 1919 - May 7, 2009

On May 7, 2009, another of the "Greatest Generation" went to join his comrades. Leo Russell Keene Sr., 89, of Sulphur, La., formerly of Newellton, La., died quietly in the hospital of a stroke. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Leo, with a ninth grade education, rose from the son of a cotton farmer to becoming a soldier, a successful businessman and most of all, husband, father and friend to many. Leo was born in a sharecroppers shack on Aug. 22, 1919, near the small village of Polkville, Smith County, Miss. His family moved about until they settled near Newellton, La., and bought a small farm. He joined the Army just before the start of World War II. While training at Camp Polk, La., he met and married the love of his life, Ollie Mae Mazilly of DeQuincy, La. She was a Western Union employee at the time. They lived in Hershey, Pa., until he was shipped to England to prepare for the Normandy invasion of France. Leo went ashore at Omaha Beach. He fought at the breakout of St. Lo, the hedgerows, the Ardennes Forest and the Battle of the Bulge. He crossed into Germany over the bridge at Remagen. He participated in the liberation of the Nordhausen death camp and the final days of the Nazi Regime. He was wounded in Dessau three weeks before the end of the war and was receiving medical treatment in Paris on V.E. Day. He received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star among his many decorations and reached the rank of sergeant major. After the war Leo and Ollie Mae settled in Sulphur, La. He would work two and three jobs at the same time and finally was able to build Quality Building Supplies, a successful supply store and lumberyard. After his oldest son, L. Russell Keene II, finished college they formed Keene Enterprises which included Keene Insurance, Real Estate, Brokerage Firm, Home and Commercial Building Company. He sold his businesses in 1971 to be with his ailing wife. Ollie Mae, his wife of 46 years, preceded him in death. Also, preceding him was his only grandson, Leo Russell "Russ" Keene III, killed in the terror attack on the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. He worked there as a financial analyst for Keefe, Bruyette and Woods on the 89th floor of the South Tower. Also, preceding him in death was his second wife of 18 years, Bernice Cook Keene. He is survived by son, L. Russell Keene II and wife Lynn of Sulphur, La., and Linville, N.C.; son, Michael E. Keene and wife Carolyn of Lake Charles, La.; his sister, Janie Walker of Sulphur, La.; and brother, LeFay "Rocky" Keene and wife Mary of Corsicana; two granddaughters and several great-grandchildren. Also, granddaughter-in-Iaw, Kristen Keene, widow of Leo Russell "Russ" Keene III, and great-granddaughter, Mazalee Keene of Ocala, Fla.Mr. Keene was a member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur, La., for four decades, was a Mason and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.His funeral service was May 11, in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home, Sulphur, La. Dr. David Holder officiated. His burial was beside his wife Ollie Mae in the McFatter Cemetery in DeQuincy, La. Arrangements by Hixon-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home, Sulphur, La.

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Jo Harvey (Long) Ray
Aug 29, 1924 - May 17, 2009

Jo Harvey Long Ray
Funeral services for Jo Harvey Long Ray, 84, of Corsicana, are scheduled for 4 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Edward Monk officiating. Entombment will be Friday at Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington, W.V. Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Ray passed away Sunday, May 17, 2009, at her home in Corsicana. Jo was born Aug. 29, 1924, in Huntington, W.V., the daughter of Luther Thompson Long and Anna Louise Ratcliff Long. She attended Holton Arms Academy in Washington, D.C., and Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. Jo married Frank Brunner Thornberg Jr. and later married Robert Rogers Ray Jr. She worked at Navarro Memorial Hospital and later worked for the local office of Texas Department of Human Services. She retired from that department in 1986. She enjoyed interior decorating, crochet, collecting antiques, reading and travel. She is survived by two sons, Frank Brunner Thornburg III and wife Peggye (Weaver) of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Boyd L. Thornburg of Keller; daughters, Chrissie Thornburg Beck and husband Ron of Winchester, Va., and Courtney Miller Thornburg of St. Petersburg, Fla.; grandchildren, Elizabeth Long Thornburg Moulton of Augusta, Ga., Jacob Matthews Thornburg of Suisun City, Calif., Chrissie Leigh Thornburg of Fort Worth, Melissa Sue Beck of Singer Island, Fla., and Kimberly Lynn Davis of Winchester, Va.; and great-grandchildren, Payton Hollis and Grace Moulton of Augusta, Ga., and Aiden Thornburg and Addison Thornburg of Suisun City, Calif. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home. ∞

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Jerry Steinmann
Sep 14, 1946 - May 16, 2009

Jerry Steinmann, 62, of Chatfield passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2009, in Hillsboro. He was born on Sept. 14, 1946, in Hamilton to Emil and Lucille (Manning) Steinmann. Visitation for Mr. Steinmann will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, May 21, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with David Lambert officiating. Interment will follow at New Chatfield Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Will Steinmann, David Steinmann, Tess Digman, Blake Digman, Ronnie Compton, Ronnie Ogburn, Alicia Corente, Jason Gardner, Dan Digman and Morris Gonzales. Mr. Steinmann is survived by his wife, Nellie Steinmann of Chatfield; two sons, David and Will Steinmann, both of Chatfield; grandson, William Steinmann of Corsicana; father-in-law, Robert Oliver of Kaufman; brother, Weldon Steinmann of Sulpher Springs; sister, Tessie Digman of Roane; and brother-in-law, Frankie Oliver of Peeltown. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Lucille Steinmann; two brothers, Early Wayne and Leroy Steinmann; and daughter, Emily Ann Steinmann. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Byron Cheney (Cocke) Waddell
Oct 5, 1926 - May 17, 2009

Byron Cocke Waddell
Byron Cocke Waddell, 82, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2009, at her home in Corsicana. She was born Oct. 5, 1926, in Corsicana, the daughter of the late Robert Robinson Cocke Jr. and Lillian Britton Cheney Cocke. Mrs. Waddell was raised in Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School. She attended Southern Methodist University and graduated from the University of Texas. She taught school in Odessa, Houston, Austin and Corsicana. She married Robert Wilson Waddell May 25, 1957, in Corsicana. Mrs. Waddell was an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church, member of the DAR, a proud member of the University of Texas Alumni Association and the Quintilian Book Club. She is survived by her son, Rob Waddell and wife Miriam of Friendswood; a sister, Mary Lou Holbrook of Midland; and by nine nieces and nephews. Mrs. Waddell was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Edward Monk officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dorothy Jean (Watkins) Hooks
Sep 3, 1947 - May 2009

Dorothy Jean Hooks, 61, was born Sept. 3, 1947, in Longview to Grady Watkins and Racine Lewis. She received her formal education in the Dawson school district and professed a faith in Christ and united with the Church of the Living God P.G.T. under the leadership of the late Bishop Hunter. Her present church affiliation was with Independent Baptist Church of Ennis. She met and married Johnny R. Hooks Feb. 14, 1969, and to this union two children were born. She was preceded in death by her mother, Racine Lewis; one daughter, Felicia Hooks; and two brothers, Grady Earl Watkins and David  Watkins. She was retired from Chef's Truck Stop in Ennis. God saw fit to take Dorothy home to rest in peace on Monday, May 18, 2009.She leaves to carry her legacy on: devoted best friend of 24 years, John Sheppard Jr.; three daughters, Lou Alex (Johnny) of Corsicana, Jennifer Walker of Lawton, Okla., and Cynthia Henderson (Derrick) of Dallas; one stepdaughter, Barbara Ann Faulk of Corsicana; father, Grady Watkins (Pat) of Emhouse; eight brothers, Obie Watkins (Wanda) and Kenneth Ray Watkins of Austin, Billy Tom Watkins (Becky), Joe Lee Watkins (Flo) of Plano, William Earl Watkins (Pat) of Longview, Lee Watkins (Wanda) and Frank Watkins (Blinky), all of Dallas; and Charles Turner of Long Beach, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Deverick Hooks, Delandra Pate, Brandon Pate, Courtney Walker, Kadijah Ellison of Lawton, Okla., Ashley Watkins of Corsicana, Zantyler Hooks, JaVance Hooks, and Zantayleon Hooks of Lawton, Okla.; two great-grandchildren, Olivia Thomas of Corsicana and Elijah Hooks of Dallas; five stepsisters, Dorothy Ruth Anderson, Mae Frances Walker and Mollie Watkins, all of Corsicana, Gracie Vernon and Hester Upshaw, both of California; and a host of other relatives and friends including best friend Wanda Crooks.Wake service will be 6 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church with Minister Arnold Carter officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Reba Lee (Williams) Thruston
April 2, 1917 - May 19, 2009

Reba Lee Williams Thruston, 92, of Fort Worth, a loving sister and aunt, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009.Funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday, May 28, in Greenwood Chapel, 3100 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth. Interment will be held at Greenwood Memorial Park. Reba was born April 2, 1917, in Flynn to Dr. Joe B. Williams and Clara Lee Latimer Williams. She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1934. In 1937, she graduated with an associate's degree from Westminster College in Tehuacana as valedictorian of her class. Her father was the speaker at the graduation ceremony. She then went on to graduate with a B.S. degree in elementary education from Sam Houston State Teachers College in Huntsville in 1941. Over the years she taught in elementary schools all over the state from Mercedes in South Texas, to Plainview up in the Panhandle of Texas, to Corsicana and Mesquite in North Central Texas, and Big Spring and Garden City in West Texas. During summer breaks she took classes at Sam Houston State College and earned a master's degree in education. Her longest teaching assignment was in Garden City, where she finished out her teaching career. After retiring from teaching in 1970, she moved to Fort Worth. She was active in various organizations such as the Fort Worth Retired Teachers Association and the American Association of University Women. Reba's Christian faith was an important part of her life. She was an active member of Magnolia Avenue Christian Church and most recently Overton Park United Methodist Church. Also, she enjoyed spending time in her flower garden — for which she received many compliments. Reba was a friend to all and had a special place in her heart for all children. Survivors include her brother, Dr. Louis A. Williams of Ennis; nephews, Cloyd Joseph Parker of Elizabeth City, N.C., and Steven Louis Williams of Arlington; niece, Elizabeth Lee Williams of Fort Worth; grandnephew, Cloyd Garrett Parker of San Diego; and grandniece, Cynthia Niccole Drake of Elizabeth City, N.C.; great-grandniece, Michaela Niccole Drake of Elizabeth City; and great-grandnephews, Brady Garrett Parker and Colby Joseph Parker of San Diego. Arrangements by Greenwood Funeral Home, Fort Worth. ∞

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Jimmie "Clayton" Stubbs
June 9, 1931 - May 26, 2009

Jimmie "Clayton" Stubbs of Missouri City, Texas, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2009. He was born in Corsicana on June 9, 1931, to John William and Mamie B. Stubbs. Having spent the past 15 years in the automotive business, his true passion and career was golf. He was the 1950 Texas Junior College State Champion in golf, a golf instructor, a golf pro, and sold golf equipment for Royal Golf. Clayton was always up for a round of golf or in the later years a trip to the casino. He will be missed by all who loved and knew him. Clayton was a great father and husband. A part of Clayton died on Sept. 27, 2007, when his wife of 54 years, Marilyn, passed away. Clayton loved to cook, travel, and tell old stories. He is survived by sons, Jimmie Stubbs and wife Lorie Stubbs, Alan Stubbs and wife Cathy Stubbs, and Terry Stubbs and wife Shelly Stubbs; beloved grandchildren, Kenna Stubbs, Kaila Stubbs, Austin Stubbs, Emilie Stubbs, Kylie Stubbs and Carter Stubbs; and a host of friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at The Settegast-Kopf Co. at Sugar Creek, 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land. The funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 29, at First United Methodist Church of Missouri City, 3900 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City. Interment will follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Missouri City or Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston TX 77030-4123.Arrangements by The Settegast-Kopf Co. at Sugar Creek, Sugar Land.

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Cleo (Humphries) Beauchamp
July 30, 1903 - Nov 25, 1996

Cleo Humphries Beauchamp, 93, of Corsicana, passed away Nov. 25, 1996, in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held at 4 today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Harry Clowe, Carroll Boswell, Robert Hull, Jack Baggett, Geral Nichols and Victor Howell.

Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 510 W. Collin Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Mrs. Beauchamp was born July 30, 1903, in Corsicana. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Beauchamp was also a member of the Corsicana Lioness Club, a life member of the Lion Organ and Eye Bank and Texas Lions League for Crippled Children. She was a past member of the Kinsloe House.

Mrs. Beauchamp is survived by her sisters, Willard (Trudy) Summerall and Mrs. James (Betty) Parks of Corsicana; brother, Joe Humphries of Corsicana; and many nieces and nephews including, Gary Sunnerall of Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R. Douglas Beauchamp in 1992.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Charles Ray Smith
Nov 26, 1926 - Dec 20, 1996

Charles Ray Smith, 70, of Corsicana, died Dec. 20, 1996, at his residence.

Services are Sunday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Buddy Pettigrew of First Christian Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tim Steely, Kevin Steely, West Steely, Glenn Stewart, Kenneth Wylie and Richard Cummins.

Honorary pallbearers are Stewart Beebe, F.C. Stewart, Elward Harrison and Joe Coggins, Jr.

Mr. Smith was born Nov. 26, 1926 in Terrell, and was a lifelong resident of Corsicana. After service in the Navy, Mr. Smith returned to Corsicana and was a well-known pitcher for several of Corsicana's softball teams. He also was a businessman in Corsicana, serving as CEO of Red Circle Plumbing Supply Company for 20 years.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mrs. Darline Ray Smith of Corsicana; son, Lyndon Wesley Smith of Fort Worth; daughter, Shelly Lynn Smith of Corsicana; brother, Johnny Mac Smith of Corsicana; sister, Sue Smith York of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his father, Stewart "Stompy" Smith; mother, Clovis Smith-Slate and brother, Ben D. Smith.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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George York, Jr.
June 18, 1928 - Dec 11, 1996

George York, Jr., 68, of Corsicana, died Dec. 11, 1996 at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be held at 2 today in the Oakwood Cemetery, with Clyde Franks officiating.

Pallbearers are Alvin York, Charlie York, Ray York, Robert Wiggins, Jr., Allen Fleenor and Ricky Sykes.

Mr. York was born June 18, 1928.

Mr. York is survived by his wife, Gussie York of Corsicana; daughters, Donna Marie Rice of Waco and Judy York of Dallas; brothers, A.J. York of Mildred, Jody York of Kerens, Odel York of Weatherford, Wendell York of Dallas and Bobby York of Corsicana; sisters, Catherine Schultz of Trinidad, Doris Carpenter of Mildred; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Willis York.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Eugenia S. Allen
Dec 21, 1909 - Dec 26, 1996

Eugenia S. Allen, 87, of Gardnerville, Nev., died Dec. 26, 1996, in Gardnerville, Nev.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Jim Gooch of Westminster Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Allen was born Dec. 21, 1909, in Bartlett.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jo Durley of Gardnerville, Nevada; a granddaughter, grandson, three great-grandchildren and a niece.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Rosalina Pena
May 10, 1936 - Dec 21, 1996

Rosalina Pena, 60, of Corsicana, died Dec. 21, 1996, in Corsicana.

Services are today at 3 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Jim Gooch of Westminster Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Ms. Pena was born May 10, 1936 in Corbet.

Ms. Pena is survived by her brothers, Arturo Pena of Fort Worth, Amado Pena of Frot Worth, Alfredo Pena, Jr. of San Antonio; Arnulfo Pena of Mabank; sister, Rosa Pena of Corsicana and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Virginia Ann (Smith) Anthony
Jan 24, 1926 - Dec 21, 1996

Virginia Ann Smith Anthony, 70, of Dallas, died Dec. 21, 1996 at the Juliette Fowler Home in Dallas.

Visitation is today from 6-8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services are Monday at 11 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Bro. Charles Brazell of Northeast Church of Christ in Dallas officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Anthony was born Jan. 24, 1926 in Corsicana. She retired from Safeway Stores, Inc., and was the daughter of Emmitt E. Smith and Virginis Lee McLaughlin Smith. She moved to Dallas in the 1940's.

Mrs. Anthony is survived by her son, Tom Anthony and wife of Rowlett; daughter, Laura Linton and husband of Dallas; brother, Edward M. Smith and wife Muriel of Dallas; five grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lucille (Breithaupt) Leonard
July 14, 1918 - Nov 25, 1996

Lucille Breithaupt Leonard, 78, of Corsicana, died Nov. 25, 1996, at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be held tonight from 6-8 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Oakwood Cemetery, with Buddy Pettigrew officiating.

Mrs. Leonard was born July 14, 1918, in Corsicana. She was a member of the First Christian Church.

Mrs. Leonard is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, George and Joann Leonard of Kerens; sister, Martha Bowden of Dallas; grandchildren, Ricky L. and Kathy Leonard of Corsicana; and great grandchildren, Rachel and Ashley Leonard of Corsicana.

Mrs. Leonard was preceded in death by her parents, James Atma and Dehlia Breithaupt Jr.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Norman Loyle Cook
Jan 28, 1924 - Dec 24, 1996

Norman Loyle Cook, 72, of Corsicana, died Dec. 24, 1996, at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services were held today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Cook was born on Jan. 28, 1924, in Pottsboro.

Mr. Cook is survived by his wife, Mona Cook of Corsicana; son, Gael Edward Smith of Corsicana; two daughters, Sharon Crespo of Corsicana and Sandra Hayley of Tyler; a sister, Carrie Stewart of Athens; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; aunts, Florine Jones of Tyler and Mildred Ballard of Arp; and an uncle, Johnny Cary of Texarkana, Ark.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Alvis Dewey Tucker, Jr.
Feb 11, 1926 - Dec 21, 1996

Alvis D. Tucker, Jr., 70, of Corsicana died Saturday in Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation is tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. Services are Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born in Corsicana on February 11, 1926. He was a member of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Tucker is survived by his wife, Billie Jean Tucker of Corsicana; a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy Dan and Martha Tucker of Kaufman; a brother, Ronald Tucker of Corsicana; a sister, Barbara Talley of Corsicana; two grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be members of the Masonic Lodge.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ruth Harrison
Sep 30, 1928 - Dec 26, 1996

Ruth Harrison, 68, of Corsicana, died Dec. 26, 1996, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 tonight at the Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Mr. J.C. Thompson of North Beaton Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Robert Hand, Bryan Hand, David Huffman, Steve Huffman, Mark Harrison and Don Sides.

Mrs. Harrison was born Sept. 30, 1928, in Montfort. She was a member of the North Beaton Church of Christ.

Mrs. Harrison is survived by her husband, W. E. Harrison of Corsicana; daughters, Nancy and Jim Lightfoot of Shenandoah, Iowa, Carol and Bobby Morehead of Houston and Dana and Mike Miller of Corsicana; son, Don and Lucy Harrison of Denver, Colo.; sisters, Faye Hand of Corsicana and Mary Lee Clark of Sulphur Springs; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Clara Jane (Chewning) Basham
Aur 24, 1905 - Oct 21, 1996

Clara Jane Basham, 91, died Oct. 21, 1996, in Norman, Okla.

Services were held earlier today in the Oakwood Cemetery, with Rev. B. Suzy Welch officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Memorial Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund in Norman, Lkla., The Gideons International, or The Hospice of Midland.

Mrs. Basham was born Aug. 24, 1905, in Chatfield to William H. and Mary Bethursday Chewning. She was a homamaker most of her life in Corsicana and Waco. Mrs. Basham also worked as a beautician, for several years. She married Roy M. Taylor on July 1, 1939, and later married Wylie S. Basham who has preceded her in death.

Mrs. Basham is survived by her sister, Luna D. Calloway of Corsicana; sons, William L. and Norma Taylor of Norman, Okla., and Wylie G. and Betty Basham of Midland; granddaughters, Paula Henley of Ardmore, Okla., Robin Nelson and Gales Ferry of Connecticut, and Rebecca Jamison of Hollis, N.H.; grandsons, John and Darby Basham of College Station; and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Pauline (DeChame) Schultz
Aug 6, 1948 - Oct 23, 1996

Pauline Schultz, 48, of Fort Worth, died Oct. 23, 1996, in Fort Worth.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. James T. Davis and Chaplin Otis Dunagan officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Ronnie Christopher, James Barina, Tommy Heddins, Jeff Mills, David Chandler and Kenneth Leonard.

Mrs. Schultz was born Aug. 6, 1948, in Corsicana.

She is survived by her daughters, Tracy Thompson and Debbie Reeves both of Fort Worth; son, Donnie Haeff of Livingston; mother, Lillie and Clyde Baker of Burleson; sisters, Amanda Coker of Burleson and Donna Akers of Missouri; brothers, Travis DeChame of Corsicana, Jody DeChame of Blooming Grove and Don Schultz of Stephenville; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Schultz was preceded in death by her brother, Carl Christopher.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Larry Gene Cox
Nov 16, 1939 - Aug 31, 1996

Larry Gene Cox, 56, of Corsicana, died August 31, 1996, in Corsicana.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel in Corsicana, with Bro. William I. Honea officiating.

Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Terry, Wayne Rash, W.O. Adams, David Adams, Carlton Adams, and Neal Donaho.

Mr. Cox was born November 16, 1939, in Dallas, Texas.

Mr. Cox is survived by his mother, Lillian Seale of Corsicana; four daughters, Cindy Skinner of College Station, Patty Pegues of Corsicana, Carol Rash of Corsicana and Terry Grooms of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three sons, Cary Cox of Rowlett, Jerry Cox of Wylie and Bobby Cox of Wylie; two sisters, Linda Bridges of Houston and Jamie Penia of Austin; and one brother, Richard Cox of Waco.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Flora M. Robinson
Nov 26, 1893 - Nov 11, 1996

Flora M. Robinson, 102, of Corsicana, died Nov. 11, 1996, in Corsicana.

Services were held earlier today in the Oakwood Cemetery, with Rev. Connally Dugger officiating.

Mrs. Robinson was born Nov. 26, 1893, in Mildred.

Mrs. Robinson is survived by her daughters, Bettye R. Davis of Jackson, Miss. and Imogene Granberry of Midland; daughter-in-law, Billie Love McFerran of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, including Bruce Robinson of Corsicana and Beth Chapman of Blooming Grove; 15 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, including Dillard Ellington of Corsicana.

Mrs. Robinson was preceded in death by her husband, E.W. Robinson and son, William B. Robinson.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Joe Gabriel Norman
Mar 19, 1962 - Oct 28, 1996

Joe Gabriel Norman, 34, of Plano, formerly of Corsicana, died Oct. 28, 1996, in Plano.

Services were held today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. David Courrege officiating. Burial followed in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Andy Schouman, John Hercamp, Marty Tackett, Charles Hutson, Dwayne Onstott, Dwayne Onstott, Jr., Billy Onstott, Kevin Skews and Teddy Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Marie H. Norman of Plano; sons, Joe Gabriel Norman II of Mildred and Andy Schouman of Plano; stepdaughters, Monica and Veronica Schouman of Plano; mother, Bobbie Norman of Corsicana; brother, Trammel N. Norman of Corsicana; maternal grandmother Bertha H. Jamison of Corsicana; cousins and numerous anuts and uncles.

Mr. Norman was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Trammel Norman and his brother, Sam Norman.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dell Coe
Nov 9, 1914 - Nov 12, 1996

Dell Coe, 82, of Corsicana, died Nov. 12, 1996, at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation services will be held from 5-7 tonight.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Oakwood Cemetery, with B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakwood cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Mrs. Coe was born Nov. 9, 1914, in Eureka.

Mrs. Coe is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Travis and Jeannie Coe of Corsicana; brother, P.D. Fullwood of Eureka; sister, Mildred Harris of Crane; grandchildren, Travis Coe Jr. and Terry of White Settlement, Sandra Crum of Corsicana; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Odie A. "Red" Rutherford
Jan 30, 1915 - Oct 26, 1996

Odie A. "Red" Rutherford, 81, of Corsicana, died Oct. 26, 1996, in Corsicana.

Services are Monday at 1 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Wayne Mahoney and Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his nephews.

Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the Westside Batpist Church Memorial Fund, the Hospice of Mercy or to the Mildred Baptist Church Building Fund.

Mr. Rutherford was born Jan. 30, 1915, in Navarro County. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church, and he was retired from the Texas Highway Department.

Mr. Rutherford is survived by his wife, Mary Rutherford of Corsicana; daughters, Peggy Joan McClendon of Corsicana; Vera Evelyn and Roy Abbott of Mildred and Vivian Lee and Billy Lowe of Plano; brothers, Jimmy W. Rutherford of Corsicana and Willard S. Rutherford of Corsicana; sister, Ira Hugh Rutherford of Dawson; stepson, Boyce Ross of Austin; stepdaughter, Joyce Ross of Corsicana; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and two stepsons.

Mr. Rutherford was preceded in death by his first wife, Jimmie Lou Rutherford.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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John Hugh Howell
Apr 18, 1927 - Nov 14, 1996

John Hugh Howell, 69, longtime Fort Worth resident, now residing in Corsicana, died Thursday in Florida.

Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 4-8 p.m. at Corley's Funeral Home.

Mr. Howell was born April 18, 1927, in Petty's Chapel, Texas. He was retired from General Dynamics, where he was chief of telecommunications and a member of Toast masters and the Management Association.

Happiness and generosity were his trademarks. Integrity and intelligence his build blocks. He was a caring and generous man, always strong in father in God. A loving husband, father and friend. He was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his wife, Paula Howell of Corsicana; son, John H. Howell, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Cindy of Garland; sisters, Ann McDaniels of Waxahachie and Eddie Marie Herring of Paris; and granddaughter Jennifer A. Crow of Fort Worth.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun -   Nov 17, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Parents: Edward Milton Howell and Willie Irene (Tucker) Howell (from Ancestry.com)

Julia Stewart
Mar 9, 1889 - Oct 26, 1996

Miss Julia Stewart, 107, of Corsicana, died Oct. 26, 1996 at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were held today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Connally Dugger officiating. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery.

Miss Stewart was born March 9, 1889, in Ben Arnold.

Miss Stewart is survived by nieces, Audry Stewart of Grand Prairie and Beatrice Davis of Fort Worth and a number of other nieces and nephews.

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Louise White
Mar 13, 1912 - Sept 11, 1996

Louise White, 84, of Corsicana, died Sept. 11, 1996, in Corsicana.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. White was born March 13, 1912, in Corsicana. She was employed as a salesclerk for Levine's Department Store for many years prior to her retirement.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Pat Martin of Cedar Creek Lake; six grandchildren, Michael Baumgartner, Lee Ann Bickham, Janet Vanderford, Suzan Rogers, Rebecca Clayton and Dennis Baumgartner; eight great-grandchildren, Melissa Baumgartner, Briana Rogers, Maggie Baumgartner, Bradley Vanderford, Tyler Rogers, Brooke Bickham, Lauren Vanderford and Benton Bickham.

Mrs. White was preceded in death by her mother, Carrie Wilson; son, Ronald Martin; daughter, Dolores Baumgartner; and son-in-law, Lester Baumgartner.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Monroe Lewis
Mar 19, 1940 - Oct 22, 1996

Monroe Lewis, 56, of Corsicana, died Oct. 22, 1996, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Eastside Church of Christ, with Willie Wilmore officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery in Eureka. Pallbearers are nephews.

Mr. Lewis was born March 19, 1940, in Eureka. He was a veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Lewis of Corsicana; daughters, Sheila of Arlington, Gracie, Debbie, Chana and Shaniqua all of Corsicana; sons, Gregory, James and Monroe, Jr. all of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, Roger and Wilbert Lewis both of Corsicana and Percy Lewis of Colleyville; sisters, Mary Campbell of Corsicana, Helen Randall of Dallas and Doris Calhoun of Ennis; sisters-in-law, Josephine Lewis, Emma Jean Lewis and Doris Lewis; a host of nieces and nephews including special niece, Beverly Smith and special nephew, John Hawthorne.

Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, Opal Lewis and Della Faye Johnson Lewis.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Anthony Paul Barron
July 23, 1982 - May 24, 2009

Anthony Paul Barron, 26, of Barry passed away Sunday, May 24, 2009, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at House of Refuge Church of God in Christ with Elder Paul Puckett officiating. Interment will follow at Farmersville Cemetery in Dawson. Pallbearers will be Russell Barron, Eric Barron, Demarcus Douglas, Billy Demoss, Ivy Douglas and Brad Branson. Honorary pallbearers will be Antonio Robles, Daniel Pulliam and Greg Hall. He was born July 23, 1982, in Tacoma, Wash. Survivors include his father and mother, Johnie and Geneva Barron of Dawson; wife, Jamie Mayes Barron of Barry; brother, Johnie O. Barron and wife Michell of Fort Lewis, Wash.; sister, Lathesia Barron of Dawson; two special nieces, Nisa and Nyah, both of Dawson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jack and Jeri Mayes of Barry; and a host of other relatives and friends. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Ruby Lee (Chitty) McGuire
Apr 20, 1916 - May 28, 2009

Ruby Lee McGuire of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village, at the age of 93. She was born on April 20, 1916, in Myrtle Springs to Willie Buck Chitty and Fannie Mae Wilcoxson Chitty.Ruby was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Sidney Earl McGuire. Survivors include her five daughters, JoAnn Chambers, Earlene Denton, Carmen Hilliard and husband Rob, Sylvia Morgan and husband David, and Gail Bennett and husband Ernest. She has 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. Ruby also has two surviving sisters, Opal Cooper of Corsicana and Fern Davis of Tyler. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Stapleton from Blooming Grove Church of Christ officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ester (Gunn) Strickland
Sep 12, 1936 - May 29, 2009

Ester Strickland
Mrs. Ester Strickland, 72, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, May 29, 2009, in Corsicana. She was born on Sept. 12, 1936, in Purdon to Dwain and Grace (Young) Gunn. Mrs. Strickland was a retired LVN Nurse. There are no services scheduled for Mrs. Strickland at this time. Survivors include her daughters, Donna Abundis and Kathy Brown, both of Baytown; mother, Bessie Tisdale of Rice; sister, Marjorie Estes of Rice; brother, Bobby Gunn of Whitney; daughter-in-law, Sandy Strickland of Baytown; four grandchildren, Kayla and Joshua Abundis, Candace Strickland, and Rachel Brown, all of Baytown. Mrs. Strickland is preceded in death by her father, Dwain Gunn; husband, Walter O. Strickland; and son, Kevin O. Strickland. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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