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Vesta Irene (Osborne) Irwin
July 12, 1913 - Dec 31, 2004

Vesta Irwin

FORT WORTH -- Vesta Irwin, 91, passed away Friday, Dec. 31, 2004.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Wednesday in
Emmett Cemetery in Emmett, Texas .

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice of North
Texas .

Vesta was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny "L. L."

Survivors: Sister, Roberta Cashion of Cleburne; brother, S.W. Osborne of Grandview; numerous nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Helen Johns and Faye Lightsey.

Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield

12301 S. Freeway (817) 568-8836

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Anna Lillian (Ballew) Horn
Oct 13, 1908 - Nov 27, 1995

Lillian Horn

FORT WORTH - Lillian Horn, 87, a homemaker, died Monday at a Forest Hill nursing home.

Funeral: Was Wednesday at Prairie Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Emmett. Burial: Emmett Cemetery .

Lillian Horn was born Oct. 13, 1908, near Frost.

Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

Corsicana, (903) 874-4774
 

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Edna (Burdine) Gee
July 21, 1925 - Apr 12, 2009

Gee, Edna Burdine
Gee, Edna-Rhea Burdine entered eternal rest April 12, 2009. Burial-DFW National Cemetery followed by memorial service 11 am Wednesday, Whites Chapel UMC in Southlake. Visitation 6 pm - 8 pm Tuesday, J. E. Foust Funeral Home, Grapevine. Edna was Born in Frost , Texas on July 21, 1925. Moved to Dallas as infant and spent most of her remaining years in Dallas Metro---the last 43 in Irving. Fondly known as Rhea-Rhea or Grandmom to her grandchildren and many of her friends. Preceded in death by parents, Floyd and Geneva Burdine, brother-Keathley Burdine, sister-Maudine Cole, sons-Steve and Rex (Chip). Survived by husband of 64 years Roy, daughter-Pam Nation of Irving, son-Chuck Gee and wife Carolyn of Pawleys Island, SC, daughter-in-law Lori Gee Goldberg of McKinney, sister Genell Cawthon of Kaufman, grandchildren-Steven Nation, Matthew Nation, Jennifer Wilson, Scott Gee, James Outen, Suzanne Gilmer Stone, Emily Franklin and 12 great-grandchildren. She loved crafts. Most recently enjoyed designing and making jewelry from beads. She was a homemaker all these years and had a home filled with love and laughter. Her dry wit will always be remembered. Memorials can be made to Susan B. Komen, Leukemia Society or charity of your choice.

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James W. "Jack" Burns
January 10th, 1927 - March 2009

Burns, James W. "Jack" Age 82 of Plano, Texas was born January 10th, 1927 in Barry, Texas to Wiley and Eppie Burns and grew up in Frost, Texas . He served in the Coast Guard during WWII on the USS Meigs. He was a Corporate Credit Manager for Van Waters & Rogers and Slaughter Brothers before retiring in 1993. Jack is survived by his wife, Shirlie, children: Lisa, Rick and wife Julie, Kenny and wife Rhonda and grandchildren: Colby, Luke, Peri, Courtney, John and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded by six brothers and sisters. Funeral and burial service will be Tuesday, March 10th at the Dallas - Ft. Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75 211 at 11:00 am. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, March 15th at 4:00 pm at Preston Place Retirement, 5000 Old Shepard Place, Plano, Texas. Dan Carroll will officiate at both services. In lieu of flowers, tributes may be made to East Ridge Park Christian Church, 2701 Town East Blvd., Mesquite, Texas 75150 or the charity of your choice.

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  • Dallas Morning News, The (TX) - Tuesday, March 10, 2009
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • Son of Wiley Quincy Burns, Sr & Sarrah Eppie (Osborne) Burns, grandson of William Franklin Osborne & Ida Tulula (Talley) Osborne, great grandson of James Campbell Osborne & Sara Epsie (Coats) Osborne

Virginia Suedell (Hatley) Burns-Kimble
Feb 24, 1924 - Feb 14, 2009

BURNS-KIMBLE
Virginia Sue Burns-Kimble, long time member of Salem Sayers Baptist Church, age 84, of Adkins, Texas passed away on February 14, 2009. She was born on February 24, 1924 in
Frost, Texas . Virginia is preceded in death by husband, E.D. Burns; husband, Melvin Kimble; father, Jess Hatley; mother, Plony Hatley; 4 brothers and 1 sister. She is survived by son, Gary and wife Judy Burns; son, Keith and wife Doran Burns; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on February 17, 2009 from 5-8 PM at Finch Funeral Chapel. Service Wednesday, February 18, 2009 10:00 AM Finch Funeral Chapel The Pastor Royce Smith officiating. Interment to follow at Salem Cemetery, Adkins, TX. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vista Care Hospice 717 North Harwood Street Suite 1500 Dallas, TX 75201.

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Mary Maudine (Burdine) Cole
April 1, 1912 - January 16, 2008

Mary Cole

Mary Maudine Cole, 95, born April 1, 1912 in Frost, Texas to Geneva and Elmer Burdine, died January 16, 2008 at St. James House Nursing Home in Baytown, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles Cole, her daughter Vicki Cole Davis, granddaughter Lesley Campbell Kralik and brother Keathley Burdine. She is survived by daughter Marsha Singletary and husband Don, Baytown, Texas; grandsons Greg Singletary & Wife Rita, of Baytown, Jeff Singletary and wife Jennifer of League City, Scott Singletary and wife Jessica of Houston, and six-great granddaughters: Jensen, Peyton, Ruby, Caroline, Catherine, and Kaylee. She is also survived by a sister Genell Cawthon and sister and brother-in-law Edna Rhea and Roy Gee, also one sister-in-law Dorothy Burdine and many nieces and nephews. Maudine lived most of her life in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas and had recently moved to Baytown to be near her daughter. Maudine was a long time member of Grace Temple Baptist Church in Dallas. She was a very kind and loving person and she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. The family wishes to thank the staff at St. James House and Regency Hospice for their loving care. Funeral services will be held in Dallas at Laurel Land Chapel Saturday, January 19, 2008. Visitation will be at 1:00PM. Services will begin at 2:00PM. Burial will follow immediately after the service

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  • Dallas Morning News, The (TX) - Jan 17, 2008
  • Baytown Sun, The (TX) - Thursday, Jan 17, 2008
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Edbert "Sonny" Windel Lewis
May 7, 1927 - Nov 21, 2006

FORSYTH, N.C. - Edbert "Sonny" Windel Lewis, 79, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at a North Carolina hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday, First Church of the Nazarene. Interment: will follow at Forsyth Memorial Park. Military rites by VFW Honor Guard. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Vogler & Sons Funeral Home in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28215.

Edbert Windel Lewis was born May 7, 1927, in
Frost, Texas , to the late Edgar and Edna Lewis. He passed away on his 57th wedding anniversary to his "sweetheart," Frieda Lewis.

He was an active member of his church community. He was known to his friends as "Sonny." He was a proud veteran of World War II and he was a loving family man.

Mr. Lewis was a very simple Texas farm boy with laughing blue eyes and a quick wit. He held a special place in his heart for all animals, especially his horses and one little dachshund, Millie. He protected and loved his daughter and her family without limits.

The family would like to thank the nurses, doctors and staff of the eighth floor general of Forsyth Memorial Hospital.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Pete, Chester, Bill and Larry Lewis; and sisters, Marcine James, Maxine Moore, Cladine Henthorn, Ella Mae Tanner and Jean Stotts.

Survivors: Loving wife, Frieda; daughter, Donna Ryan (Charles); grandchildren, Nicole Ryan (Michael Thunnel), Jamie Tomlinson (Scottie), Katie Ryan (Gary Forsyth), Stephen Ryan, Chas Ryan, Abby Ryan and Hannah Ryan; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Kira and Amir; sister, Louise Lee of Fort Worth; several nieces and nephews.

Vogler & Sons Funeral Home

Winston-Salem, N.C., 336-722-6106

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Leonard Frank Howard 
Dec 22, 1930 - Oct 27, 2006

Leonard Frank Howard passed away October 27, 2006 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 75. He was born in McKinney, Texas on December 22, 1930. Mr. Howard is survived by his sons, Johnny Howard and fiancé, Lynn Laningham, Frank Howard, Mark Howard, Brian and Jocelyn Howard & Michael Lynn Howard; daughter, Sandra Kay Grace; daughter-in-law, Rachel Howard; sister, Henrietta; brothers, George Howard & Otho Dee Howard; grandchildren, Danny Lee Howard II, William Howard, Roxanne Howard, Kelly Dawn Howard, Justin Cody Grace, Michael Brandon Grace, Danielle Grace, & Barbara Jean Grace; great-grandchild, Christopher Daniel Howard; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Jean Howard; son, Danny Lee Howard; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Howard; and sister, Edna. The visitation for Leonard will begin on October 31, 2006 from 12noon until 9pm with a rosary to be recited at 7pm at Palm Heights Mortuary. The graveside service will be held on November 1, 2006 in Frost Cemetery,
Frost, Texas at 1pm. Palm Heights Mortuary. a29174.jpg

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Opal Faye (Hatley) Gilbreath
Aug 6, 1918 -

Opal Hatley Gilbreath

Stamford, Texas — Opal Hatley Gilbreath, 87, of Stamford, passed away on Sunday at a local care center. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Calvin Gray officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Tankersley Funeral Home.

Opal Faye Hatley was born August 6, 1918 to Jessie and Plony Ann Hatley in
Frost, Texas . She married Thomas Walter Gilbreath in 1936 in Chatfield, Texas. They moved to Stamford in 1946 where she was a homemaker and helped her husband on the farm. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Opal is survived by 2 daughters, Mary Ann Wright and husband Sam of Sweetwater, Sandra Elaine White and husband David of Stamford,; 1 son, Louis Glen Gilbreath and wife Mary Lou of Stamford, 1 brother, Floyd Hatley of Coolidge, Texas and 1 sister, Suedell Kimble of Adkins, Texas, 9 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 3 brothers, Wayne Hatley, Dean Hatley, and Ralph Hatley.

The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6 until 7:30 p.m.

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Mary Evelyn "Pat" (Patterson) Lovell
Nov 23, 1910 - Apr 5, 2006

LOVELL, PAT nee MARY EVELYN PATTERSON - E

LOVELL, PAT nee MARY EVELYN PATTERSON , Expired April 5, 2006. Pat was born November 23, 1910, in Frost, Texas . She moved with her family in 1927 to Dallas where she completed her education and began an impressive career in business. Among the responsible positions she held were: secretary to the President of The University of Indiana; executive assistant to Clarence Linz of the Dallas Texans Hockey Team; secretary and securities trader for Dallas Rupe and Son; secretary to Mayor R.L. Thornton during his tenure as Chairman of the board of Mercantile National Bank, The State Fair of Texas and Mayor of Dallas; and executive secretary to the Music Director of The Dallas Symphony. Since music was a source of enrichment throughout her life, this last position was especially rewarding to her. Her husband, James V. Lovell, past editor of amusements for The Dallas Times Herald, died in 1995. She is survived by a sister, Marcile P. Stallcup and her husband, William B. Stallcup, of Ranchos de Taos, NM; a sister-in-law, E. Jane Carson of Dallas; three nephews, J.P. Patterson of Austin, William B. Stallcup III of Encinitas, CA and Michael R. Stallcup of Los Angeles, CA; three nieces, Jerre Stallcup White of Encinitas, CA, Cathy M. Stallcup of Albuquerque, NM and Lise Stallcup Engel of Mesquite, TX. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 10, 2006 at 12:30 PM at Restland Wildwood Chapel. Restland 972-238-7111

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Ben Edward Whitson 
Dec 5, 1910 - March 28, 2006

Ben Edward Whitson, 95, of LaGrange, Texas died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at St. Marks Hospital in LaGrange, Texas. He will be at Koenig and Strickland Funeral Home in LaGrange, Texas on Wednesday March 28, 2006 and a Graveside Burial will be at 4:00 p.m.. Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Frost Cemetery in Frost, Texas . Mr. Whitson was born on December 5, 1910, in Milford, Texas. He was a member of the local Masonic Lodge #196 in Hillsboro, Texas for 52 years and retired from Gulf Oil in Port Arthur, Texas where he worked for more than 35 years. Ben moved to Lagrange and lived with his daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Milton Chelette. He loved working in his garden and watching his Dallas Cowboys. He was preceded in death by his wife, Fayrene Whitson. Those left to cherish his memory are his brother, Jimmie Whitson of Odessa and sister Edith Tapp of Tyler; daughters, Bennie Jo Barclay of Boerne; Judith Kate Whitson of LaGrange; grandchildren, Mark Comeaux of Boerne, Teri Beth Spaugh of Boerne, James Milton Chelette Jr. of Kingwood, Juli Anna Platt of Mauriceville, Mari Anna Jammar of LaGrange; several great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and cousins. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Second Baptist Church, 1010 Von Minden St. LaGrange, TX 78945, (979) 968-5953.
 

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Forest Ray Robinson
Dec 24, 1922 - Oct 10, 2005
 
ROBINSON, FOREST RAY Age 82, of Flower Mound, passed away Monday, October 10, 2005, at Medical Center of Lewisville. He was born December 24, 1922 in Frost, Texas to John Moses Robinson and Ethel Howell Robinson. Forest was a graduate of SMU. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II. Forest married Laura Hall on December 29, 1956 in Dallas. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lewisville and retired as merchandising superintendent of retail catalog sales for Sears. He is survived by his wife Laura; daughters, Sandra Gipson and husband, Tom of Flower Mound and Necia Robinson of Dallas; son, David Vines and wife, Gail of Garland; grandchildren, Stefani and husband Sam, Chad, Hayley, Whitney and Michael; great granddaughter Sara, one sister, Molly McColpin of Austin and numerous and nephews. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 13, 2005, at First United Methodist Church in Lewisville. Interment will follow in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville. The family request memorial contributions be made to the Leukemia Society. , MULKEY MASON FUNERAL HOME 148 W. Church St. Lewisville, TX 75057 972-436-4581

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Jay Alan Jerden Jr.
Mar 7, 1983 - Feb 26, 2005

Services for Jay Alan Jerden Jr., a 2002 graduate of Rockwall High School, were Tuesday at Rest Haven Funeral Home in Rockwall. Inurnment was at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Mr. Jerden, 21, died Feb. 26 after a one-car crash on FM1141 near State Highway 66, his family said.

He recently had begun a job at Lebatt Food Services, said his sister, Jaymie Jerden of Rockwall.

Mr. Jerden, who went by "Alan," had been a linebacker on the Rockwall High football team; his number was 59. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

"He had an unforgettable smile," Miss Jerden said. "He made people laugh hysterically."

Mr. Jerden was born March 7, 1983, in Longview and lived in Rockwall about eight years.

In addition to his sister, survivors include his father and stepmother, Jay Jerden Sr. and Pam Jerden of Garland; mother and stepfather, Kerri and Joe Cook of Rockwall; stepbrothers Andrew and Chris Cook, both of Rockwall; stepbrother Travis Gambill and stepsister, Laura Gambill, both of Garland; and grandparents, Ody and Terry Jerden of Allen, Ann Jerden of Humble, Texas, and Clifford and Karen Williams of
Frost, Texas .

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Morris Carson
Oct 8, 1904 - Sept 23, 1997

Morris Carson, 92, of Frost died Sept. 23 at Baylor Medical Center - Ellis County.

Services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Saint Delight Methodist Church in Brushie Prairie with Rev. Abell Sublet officiating. Burial will follow in the Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Eugene Carson, Philmore Willis, Malvin Willis, Danny Carson, Odell Carson, Jr., Cleveland Willis and Charles Willis.

Mr. Carson was born Oct. 8, 1904 in Jewett.

Mr. Carson is survived by his wife, Madie Carson; 5 daughters, Mae Dell Schultz of Dawson, Flossy M. Carson of Maywood, Ill., Fannie M. Carson of Belwood, Ill., Frances N. Eldridge of Wheaton, Ill., and Ollie L. Robinson of Frost; 5 sons, Willie B. Carson and Arlene Carson both of Dallas, Lewis Carson of Arizona, Odell Carson of Frost and Lawrence Carson of Denver, Co.; a brother, Landus A. Carson of Jewett; 43 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Jimmy Ray Porter
about 1934 - Aug 1, 1981

BLOOMING GROVE - Jimmy Ray Porter, 47, native of Blooming Grove and resident of Fort Worth, died Saturday at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.

He was a self employed general contractor.

Service is Saturday, 11 a.m., Tyree A.M.E. Church in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Robert Franklin, pastor, and Elder R.C. Williams, officiating.

Burial will be at Brushie Prairie Cemetery in Brushie Prairie.

Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Quiet hour is from 7-8 p.m. Friday, Scott Funeral Home.

Survivors include three children, Ray Quinn Porter, Marqupearl Porter Banks and Rodney Allen Porter; father, Willie Porter; foster father, Hebert Alexander; four anuts and three uncles.

Pallbearers are Frank Williams, Rufus Williams, Jr., Bo Alexander, Jimmie Lee Ingram, Gussie Gee Jr. and Roger Lee Williams.


Georgia Ruth (Pollock) Pearson
Dec 30, 1912 - Nov 13, 1996

Georgia Ruth Pearson, born December 30, 1912, died November 13, 1996, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend was born and grew up in Corsicana, Texas, daughter of Ola and Harry Pollock. She was a gifted pianist who began her performing career while still in her teens. She married Travis Pearson, a high school classmate, on October 5, 1935, and the couple resided in Washington D.C. where she was a staff pianist and arranger for a local network affiliated radio station. They moved to Dallas in 1937, where she resumed her private teaching and performing career. The couple were charter members of University Park United Methodist Church and then member of Lovers Lane United Methodist Church. In both churches, she played an active role as a Sunday School teacher, librarian, pianist and volunteer. She won AARP's Community Service Award and the Annual Heritage Award from LLUMC in 1991 from the Committee on Archives and History.

Before failing health forced her to move to a nursing home, she last served at the Methodist Church's Trinity River Mission as a tutor for Hispanic school children just learning English. She maintained her active life as a wife, mother, homemaker, teacher, performer, volunteer and student while living with and caring for crippling illness and injury to her husband, and youngest son.

She was a member and held offices in two music organizations, Signa Alpha Iota and the Texas Federation of Music Clubs. She was a beautiful woman, spiritually and physically, and an inspiration to all who knew her. Georgia Ruth is survived by Travis, her husband of 61 years; sons, Jim and Walter; daughter-in-law, Heather; brother, Maurice; grandchildren, Lee, Sharon, Greg, Travis and Kim; five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 16, 1996 at noon at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Northwest Highway Chapel. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with Dr. Dudley Dancer officiating. Memorials may be made to the Dallas Area Parkinson Society or the charity of your choice.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Nov 15, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Emma Janet Jones
July 21, 1933 - Nov 14, 1996

Emma Janet Jones, 63, of Corsicana, died Nov. 14, 1996, at Arlington Memorial Hospital.

Wake services will be held from 6-9 tonight at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Eastside Church of Christ, with Willie Wilmore officiating. Burial will follow in Robinson Cemetery in Chatfield.

Pallbearers are Will Griffith, Freddie Mayfield, George Cook, Gaylan Campbell, Ramone Lacy and Marshall Cook.

Mrs. Jones was born July 21, 1933, in Corsicana.

Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband, Vernon Jones; daughters, Karen L. Mayfield of Houston, Cheryl A. Strong of Weatherford and Gina L. Tower of Arlington; four grandchildren and one great-grandson; three sisters, Rosie Wade, Jean Irvin both of Corsicana and Iris Harris of California; and one brother, Sam Robinson of California.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun -  Nov 22, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Amanda (Gee) "Tugar" Jones
May 22, 1926 - Dec 7, 1997

Amanda Gee "Tugar" Jones, 70, of Corsicana, died Dec. 7, 1996, at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tyree Chapel A.M.E. Church in Blooming Grove, with Rev. R.L. Uzzel officiating. Burial will follow in Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers are friends of the family.

Mrs. Jones was born May 22, 1926, in Navarro County.

Mrs. Jones is survived by her sister, Bessie Hoskins of San Diego, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Louise Gee of Dallas and Robbie B. Gee of Corsicana; nieces, Irene Cofer, Mary George, Hollie Nell Gee and Helen Ruth Phillips; nephews, Frank Gee, Jr., Buford and Gussie Curley Gee; grandnieces and nephews; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Curley Gee and husband, Herbert Jones.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun -  Dec 13, 19966
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

OBITUARY

Mrs. Amanda Gee "Tugar" Jones, the third child of nine children was born to Mr. Williams and Mrs. Curley Younger Gee in Navarro County, Texas.
She was a member of the Tyree Chapel AME Church in Blooming Grove, Texas.
SHe was married to Mr. Herbert Jones who preceded her in death on December 23, 1975. To this union no children were born.
Her book of life was closed Saturday, December 7, 1996 at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital, Corsicana, Texas.
Those remaining to cherish her memories aer, a sister, Ms. Bessie Hoskins of San Diego, California; sisters-in-law, Ms. Louise Gee of Dallas, Texas and Ms. Robbie B. Gee of Corsicana, Texas; nieces, Ms. Irene Cofer, Mary George, Hollie Nell Gee and Helen Ruth Phillips; nephews, Frank Gee Jr., Buford Gee and Gussie Curley Gee; grandnieces, grandnephews, other relatives and dear friends.

 

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  • Submitted by Diane Richards; from the collection of Burna Dean Nelson


Jamoyah J. "J.Baby" Kelley
Feb 23, 1995 - Nov 21, 1996

Jamoyah J. Kelley, 1, of Corsicana, died Thursday, November 21, 1996, at Navarro Regional Hospital

Visitation services will be held today from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 25 at 11 a.m. at Mount Olive Baptist Church with Rev. S.H. Jemerson officiating. Burial services will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Pallbearers are uncles of the deceased.

Kelley was born February 23, 1995, in Corsicana. He is survived by his mother, Crystal Moore of Corsicana; father and stepmother, Marlon and Denita Kelley of Dallas; one brother, Martez Kelley of Dallas; one sister, Jennicia Kelley of Dallas; maternal grandparents, Cathy and Greg Austin of Corsicana; maternal great grandmother, Nona Driver of Fort Worth; maternal step great grandmother, Rosette Moore of Fort Worth; maternal great grandmother, Mary K. Holmes of Corsicana; maternal great grandfather, Hardy Montgomery of Corsicana; paternal grandfather, Johnny Kelley of Dallas; paternal grandmother, Linda Kelley of Dallas; and paternal great grandmother, Mary Simmons of Corsicana.

Other survivors include aunts and uncles, Shaniquia Bryant and Sharmetra Kelley of Dallas; Rosie and Buford Madkin of Fort Worth; Evelyn and Ossie Richie of Fort Worth; Charles and Chris Moore of Corsicana; Hugh and Velma Knox of Corsicana; Bertha Cubit of Fort Worth; Annie Driver of Corsicana; Frank Driver, Mark Driver, Cindy Moore, Malcolm Herver and Mark Moore of Fort Worth; Charles Moore of Corsicana; Tinker and Cat Moore; Edna Kelley of Fort Worth; Pearline Jones of Corsicana; and a host of other relatives.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun -  Nov 24, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Pink Glenn
Jan 8, 1906 - Nov 8, 1996

Pink Glenn, 90, of Corsicana, died Nov. 8, 1996, at his residence.

Services were held today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel, with Rev. Judge Glenn Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

Mr. Glenn was born Jan. 8, 1906, in Corsicana. He was a member of the Green Oak Lodge.

Mr. Glenn is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Cora and Louis Brandon of Corsicana; son, Howard Glenn of Pennsylvania; son and daughter-in-law, Judge and Roxie Glenn of Athens; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; devoted friends, Pete Robinson and Lawrence Robinson of Corsicana; and other relatives and friends.

Mr. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Ellison and Addie Glenn and wife, Mary Glenn.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun -  Nov 14, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Ada Bell (Cade) Jackson
May 29, 1931 - Dec 19, 1996

Ada Bell Jackson, 65, of Lancaster and formerly of Corsicana, died Dec. 19, 1996, at Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

Services are today at 1 p.m. at Eastside Church of Christ, with Willie Wilmore officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Willie Bradley, Bryon Bradley, Torrey Bradford, Daveron Cade, Darrin Jackson, Kendrick Jackson and Kevin Jackson.

Mrs. Jackson was born May 29, 1931 in Corsicana.

Mrs. Jackson is survived by her husband, William Jackson of Corsicana; children, Alice Bradford of Lancaster, LaSalle Cade of Sacramento, Calif., David Cade of Hutchins, Nelda Sandifer of Lancaster, Pattie Bradley, Tammie Jackson, Michael Jackson and Priscilla Roberson, all of Corsicana, Shelia Jackson of Garland and Marcus Jackson of Dallas; 10 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; brother, Jerry Cade of Corsicana; and sister, Betty Hicks of Sacramento, Calif.

Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by Hosie Cade and Callie Berry Cade.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun -  Dec 23, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Mack Mikel
Sept 4, 1901 - Dec 18, 1996

Mack Mikel, 95, of Dallas and a former resident of Corsicana, died Dec. 18, 1996, at Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

Services are Monday at Bethlehem Baptist Church at 1 p.m. with Rev. Dairy Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charles Nelson, George Leonard Marshall, Michael Johnson and Bruce Anderson.

Mr. Mikel was born Sept. 4, 1901 in Oklahoma. He was a former deacon of Marberg Baptist Church of Dallas. He was a present member of Bethlehem Baptist Church of Corsicana and a Masonic Lodge, Jerusalem Chapter #63.

Mr. Mikel is survived by daughters, Jimmie Smith and Nancy Johnson of Dallas, Vera Parhm of Corsicana and Hazel Jackson of Indianapolis; son, Lance Morgan of Reno, Nevada; sisters, Josephine McGinnis of Fort Wayne, Ind. and Mattie Mae Brown of Los Angeles, Calif; one nephew and niece, Clyde and Bertha West of Dallas; special angel, Tina Betts Small of Corsicana; sons-in-law, Thomas Smith and Willard Sneed, both of Dallas; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun -  Dec 22, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Hubert L. Bailey
Apr 1, 1917 - Dec 15, 1996

Hubert L. Bailey, 79, of Corsicana, died Dec. 15, 1996, at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Taylor Memorial Church of God In Christ, with Rev. Kelvin W. Townsel and Elder Willie G. Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Ruben Thomas, Sammie L. Curry, R.A. Adams, Jr., Hubert Lee Curry, Sanford Brown, Jr.and Charles Adams. Honorary pallbearers are Joe Bailey, Sam Bailey, Jr., Timothy Richardson, Johnnie Stubblefield, Paul Yeldell and James E. Brown.

Mr. Bailey was born April 1, 1917, in Bell County, Hallon. He was a member of the Eastside Church of Christ.

Mr. Bailey is survived by his wife, Robbie A. Bailey of Corsicana; six daughters, Elizabeth Christian and Robbie Carr of Dallas, Rosel Story of Stockton, Calif., Bobbie Jackson and Sandra Stubblefield both of Corsicana and Vanessa Watson of Fort Worth; son, James L. Brown of San Francisco, Calif.; sister, Mary Lou Sims of Corsicana; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Dave Townsel and Edward Townsel both of Stockton, Calif. and R.A. Adams, Sr. of Corsicana; and six sisters-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sistsers.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun -  Dec 21, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Ellis Walker, Jr.
Apr 2, 1937 - Dec 15, 1996

Ellis Walker, Jr., 59, of Corsicana, died Dec. 15, 1996, at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

There will be a quiet hour tonight from 6 to 7 at Scott's Funeral Chapel. Services will be held Saturday at First Baptist Church at 1 p.m., with Rev. William Kurney, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Dwayne Gilmore, Hiram Hatten, Charlie Cornish, Charles Owen, Johnnie Ross and Bobbie Lillie.

Honorary pallbearers are Laurmzel Ayler, Sam Ayler, Edwin Ayler, Ezel Ayler, Robert Ayler and Lafayette King.

Mr. Walker was born April 2, 1937 in Chumuckla, Fla.

Mr. Walker is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Fred Lindsey, Belinda Walker Francis and Robert Francis, Moralyn and Vincent Taylor, all of Kansas City, Mo.; and Carla Walker Parks and Kenneth Parks of Italy; son, John Walker of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Annie Bell Walker of Mobile, Ala.; sister, Bernice Walker King (Lafayette); brothers, James Walker (Peanut), Esau, Jacob and Michael Tucker and Tommy Lee Rogers, of Mobile, Ala., sister-in-law, Leatrice Walker of Moss Point, Miss.; two stepdaughters, one son-in-law, Margaret and Donald Gilmore and Johnnie Ruth Smith, all of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren; five great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun -  Dec 20, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

George "Roster" Dunkins Jr.
Jan 21, 1925 - Nov 8, 1996

George (Roster) Dunkins, Jr., 73, passed away November 8, 1996 in Kenwood Nursing Home. He is survived by a daughter, Margie Naulls and her husband Lawarence; a son, Kenneth Wayne and his wife Marilyn; four grandchildren, four sisters, Viola Ellis, Cora L. White, Emma Yeldell and Margaret Dunkins and two brothers, Froncell Dawson and Roland T. Dunkins.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 16, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Corsicana with burial to follow in Woodland Cemetery. Wake at Thrash Funeral Home today 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun -  Nov 15, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Birth from SSDI

Emra Alexander
June 12, 1915 - Dec 19, 1996

Emra Alexander, 81, of Corsicana, died Dec. 19, 1996, at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Eastside Church of Christ, with Alton Albert officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers are family members.

Mr. Alexander was born June 12, 1915, in Wortham.

Mr. Alexander is survived by his daughters, Shirley Jean Alexander Lewis and Dollie Alexander of Corsicana; son, Waymond (Bubba) Wilson of Corsicana; sisters, Bessie Cyrus of Corsicana and Pearlie Mae Melton of Fort Worth; three brothers, Leon Alexander, W.T. Alexander and Willie B. Alexander all of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Tennie Mae Alexander, five brothers, one sister and a son, Emra Alexander, Jr.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun -  Dec 21, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Ester Thelma Oaks
Dec 25, 1909 - Sept 14, 1996

Ester Thelma Oaks, 87, of Corsicana, died Sept. 14, 1996, at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church, with Rev. C.M. Young officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery.

Mrs. Oaks was born Dec. 25, 1909, in Mineola.

She is survived by sons, Jessie Oaks of Corsicana and John Oaks of Dallas; daughter, Mrs. Ethel Oaks Townsend of Dallas; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Oaks was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Oaks.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun -  Sept 19, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Betty Ruth (Smith) Timmons
June 28, 1952 - Oct 28, 1996

Betty Ruth Smith Timmons, 44, of Corsicana, died Oct. 28, 1996, in Corsicana.

Wake services will be held at Bethlehem Baptist Church tonight from 7-8.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, with Rev. Dairy Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers are deacons of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Honorary pallbearers are Carl Steward, Kedrick Steward, Marcel Steward, Adrian Ellison, Vincent Steward and Anthony Goff.

Mrs. Timmons was born June 28, 1952, in Powell. She was a 1971 graduate of Corsicana High School.

Mrs. Timmons is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Camiron (Duke) and Chaundra Tanisha Smith of Arlington; devoted friend, Norris Jones; sisters, Dorothy Fay Russell of Dallas, Lorene Wade of The Colony, Fayrene Loving, Mary Lee Wigfall, Brenda Collins, Shirley Steward, Edna Pearl Tarbutton and Linda Brown all of Corsicana; brothers, Eddie Steward Jr. and Michael Steward both of Corsicana, Larry Williams of Pearl, Miss. and George Smith of Grand Prairie; aunts, Betty Jo of Corsicana, Debra of Fort Worth and Flora of Dallas; uncles, Billy, Carl, Earl and Tony all of Fort Worth; great aunts, Lorene Sanford and Ethel Anderson both of Corsicana; nieces, nephews and a special friend, Scharmal Newsome of Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dora H. Smith Steward.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun -  Oct 30, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

H. Elizabeth Henderson
about 1915 - Oct 24, 1996

H. Elizabeth Henderson, 81, of Corsicana, died Oct. 24, 1996, at Park Row Nursing Home.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Scott Funeral Chapel, with Pastor H.M. Crider officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers are friends.

Mrs. Henderson had worked for the U.S. Army WAC Detachment. She was a member of the Bethel S.D.A. Church.

Mrs. Henderson is survived by her caretakers, Jessie and Celeste Henry of Corsicana; ex-husband, John Wesley Henderson of Dallas; best friend, Thelma Moore of Dallas; and the Bethel SDA church Family and many friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun -  Oct 31, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Ervin Hider
Mar 30, 1926 - Nov 3, 1996

Ervin Hider, of Corsicana, died Nov. 3, 1996, at East Texas Medical Center.

Wake services will be held from 7-8 tonight at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, with Rev. Dairy Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers are LaRagui R. Hider, Cedric D. Hider, Ronald Nobles, Tommy Sutton, Sam C. McDonald Jr. and Edward Perry.

Honorary pallbearers are deacons of Bethlehem Baptist Church and Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

Mr. Hider was born March 30, 1926, in Granger. He was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Athens. Mr. Hider retired from Curtis Mathis Manufacturing Company.

He is survived by two sons and daughter-in-laws, Walter E. and Annie Faye Hider and Arnold R. and Elsie L. Hider all of Dallas; daughter, Sherlyn K. Hider of Cedar Hill; five grandchildren; mother, Lovie Hider of Corsicana; three brothers, Raymond Rogers of Virginia, Willie G. Hider of Corsicana and Timothy Chapple of Dallas; sisters, Bernice McDonald of Corsicana and JoAnn Chapple of Dallas; a devoted friend, Mary Brown of Athens; and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Nov 6, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Oscar B. Jones
May 9, 1914 - Nov 6, 1996

Oscar B. Jones, 80, of Corsicana, died Nov. 6, 1996, at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

A wake service is scheduled Sunday 7-8 p.m. at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Services are Monday at 1 p.m. at Harmony Baptist Church, with Elder John Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his nephew.

Mr. Jones was born May 9, 1914.

Mr. Jones is survived by his sisters, Billie Rogers of Boston, Mass. and Mozell Brown of Corsicana; brothers, Samuel Jones and Sammy Jones, both of Corsicana; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, Scott and Missoura Jones; sisters, Beulah Mae Cooper and Eula Mae Richards.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Nov 9, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Flora (Williams) McGraw
Mar 9, 1904 - Oct 31, 1996

Flora McGraw, 92, of Corsicana, died Oct. 31, 1996, at the Corsicana Nursing Home.

Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel with Elder Joseph Johnson officiating. A burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Mrs. McGraw was born on March 9, 1904, in Seguin, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank Williams and Millie Jones Williams; husbands, James Lee Grant and Mack McGraw; and sons, George Grant and Walter Benjamin Grant.

Mrs. McGraw is survived by her son, John Thomas Grant of Los Angeles; 11 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews, including Doris Eliza Griffin Ponder of Kerens and William Brown of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Nov 3, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Rev. Anthony D. Lee
May 13, 1964 - Oct 18, 1996

Rev. Anthony D. Lee, 32, of Corsicana, died Oct. 18, 1996, at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

A quiet hour will be held Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday at First Independent Baptist Church, with Rev. Larry Polk officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Charles Alexander, Anthony Carter, Anthony Gasaway, Jimmie D. Lee, Terry Russell, Oliver Franklin, Louis Watson, Walter Lewis and Rev. Verlon Frazier.

Honorary pallbearers are deacons, Harmony District, and I.D.M.A.

Mr. Lee was born May 13, 1964, in Corsicana. He was well known to the people of Corsicana. Mr. Lee was pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, moderator of Harmony District Association, City Commissioner, founder of Eastside Pantry, member of NAACP, City Male Chorus, I.M.D.A. and JESA.

He is survived by his wife, Sherita Lee; daughter, Deneicia; mother, Shirley Lee; grandparents, Edgar and Katie Lee; sisters, Patty White and Sonia Carter; mother-in-law, Senora Gasaway; sister-in-law, Kimberly Williams; adopted daughter, Veronica Butler; God-daughter, Qualesha "Mandi" Brookins; four brothers-in-laws; five aunts; three uncles; a host of great aunts, great uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many dear friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Oct 21, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Troy Williams, Jr.
Nov 19, 1939 - Sept 1, 1996

Troy Williams Jr., 56, of Corsicana, died Sept. 1, 1996, at Mel Haven Convalescent Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with Evangelist Myron Golden officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charles Nelson, George Leonard Marshall, Danny Euell, William Collins, Ronnie Stovall, Michael Jackson and Curtis Jackson.

Mr. Williams was born Nov. 19, 1939, in Roane. He was employed by Stewart Motor Co. as a mechanic.

He is survived by his wife, Paytsy Williams of Mexia; two daughters and son-in-laws, Martha Williams of Mexia, and Sharon and Myron Golden of Harrisburg, Pa., Reginald Spivey of Austin; nine grandchildren; mother, Jewel Riles of Corsicana; father, Troy Williams Sr. of Houston; sister and brother-in-law, Rozella and Charlie Johnson of Corsicana; nieces and nephews; and many friends including a devoted friend, Robert Reynolds.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Sept 5, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Rosie M. Brutton
July 27, 1929 - Sept 4, 1996

Rosie M. Brutton, 67, of Corsicana, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 1996, at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are Tuesday at Eastside Church of Christ at 1 p.m. with Bro. W.W. Wilmore officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Harvey Smith, Billy Brutton, Ronnie Hood, Otis Reese, Ricky Hodge and Lonnie Cook. Honorary pallbearers are Videll Brutton, Nathaniel Vanibuls, Michael Johnson, Gary Johnson, Clifford Strain, Jr. and Darron Brown.

Mrs. Brutton ws born July 27, 1929, in Rural Shade Community, Texas. She was a member of Eastside Church of Christ.

Mrs. Brutton is survived by daughters, June Strain, Helen Brown, Sally Winston, Wanda Harris, Bessie Alexander and Sonja Brutton; sons, Hammitt Brutton, Jr. and James Brutton; sisters, Evelyn Thompson of Kerens and Margaret Baty of Corsicana; brothers, Hayward Vanibuls of Los Angeles, Calif., and Sammy Vanibuls of Peabody, Kan.; 19 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Sept 8, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Donald "Duck" Carter
July 29, 1933 - Sept 8, 1996

Donald "Duck" Carter, 63, of Corsicana, died Sept. 8, 1996, at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Scott Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Robert Mitchell, Hiram Hatten, Henry Bimbry, George Marshall, Byron Reynolds and Earl Bradford.

Honorary pallbearers, Tommie D. Sutton, Sutton Sims, Freddie L. Lewis, Frank Williams Jr., Johnny Mack Brown, Waymond McHenry, Willie Reese Tolliver and Marshall Sutton.

Mr. Carter was born July 29, 1933, in Corsicana. He was a graduate of the former G.W. Jackson High School and veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by daughters, Kimberely Carter, Denise Freeman and Sheryl Fielder all of Corsicana and Michelle Moody of North Carolina; brother, Leslie Dan Carter of Corsicana; ten grandchildren; other relatives and many many devoted friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Sept 11, 1996
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Alice (King) Battistoni-Smothers
Mar 2, 1921 - Nov 22, 2008

Smothers

Graveside services for Alice Smothers will be today in
Frost, Texas.

Galveston County Daily News, The (TX) - Saturday, December 6, 2008

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Alice Battistoni Smothers
Alice Battistoni Smothers, 87, passed away on November 22, 2008 in Texas City, Texas. She was born on March 2, 1921 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Tac King and Martha Cooke.

Alice is survived by her daughter Judy Brewer and husband Larry of Texas City, TX; son Jimmie Battistoni and wife Bea of Safety Harbor, Fl; 3 stepchildren Sandra Bartosh of Galveston, TX, Tommie Smothers of Pearland, TX, and Geri Rich of Atlanta, GA; sister Rita Tinsley of Fayettesville, TX; grandchildren Michael Brewer of Houston, TX and Michelle Brewer of New York, NY; Jason Battistoni of Frisco, TX; and 3 great grandchildren.

Alice was raised in central Texas and graduated from Mertens High School. After she moved to Galveston, she worked at ANICO, Lovenburg School and University Bank. She met her second husband, Henry Smothers, while working at Bank of Galveston.

Visitation will be on Thursday, December 4, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque, TX. Graveside service will be on Saturday, December 6, 2008 in Frost, TX . She will be buried next to her first husband, Ralph Battistoni, in a family plot.

Galveston County Daily News, The (TX) - Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Virgil R. Wheat
July 21, 1929 - Mar 22, 1997

Virgil R. Wheat, 67, of Corsicana, died March 22, 1997 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held Monday from 6-8 p.m. Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Corley Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Wheat was born July 21, 1929 in Eureka.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Wheat of Corsicana; daughter, Belinda Adams, of Corsicana; son, Virgil R. Wheat II of Corsicana; three grandsons, Matthew Adams, Joshua Adams, and Daniel Adams, all of Corsicana; three brothers, Marvin Wheat of Waco, Walter Wheat of Abilene, and Glenn Wheat of Corsicana; and four sisters, Hazel Jayroe of Garland, May Bland of Corsicana, Geneva Almon of Athens, and Martha Bell of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Thelma Ramsey Borg
June 29, 1909 - July 16, 1997

Thelma Ramsey Borg, 88, of Corsicana died July 16 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be held today at 10 a.m. at the Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Connally Dugger of First United Methodist Church officiating.

Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Austin Polk, Robert Keathley, Liston Herod, Jr., Robert Herod, Gary Sanders, Scott Sanders, Steve Sanders, and Mark Herreth.

Mrs. Borg was born June 29, 1909 in Frankston. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Borg had held various offices in the Willing Workers. During the '80's, she was president of the African Violet Club and won an award for her plants. She also enjoyed collecting and refinishing antiques. Mrs. Borg is also the former owner and operator of the Blue Bonnett Beauty Shop.

Mrs. Borg is survived by her sons: Donald E. and Milly Borg of Bedford, and Dr. David S. and Janet Borg of Dallas; two sisters, Lois Herreth and Helen and Marvin Sanders of Corsicana; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Borg was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Borg.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Bonnie Virginia Lee-Smith
Apr 20, 1947 - Mar 13, 1997

Bonnie Virginia Lee Smith, 49, of Dallas, died March 13, 1997 at Dallas.

Graveside services will be today, March 20, at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. James Reed officiating.

Mrs. Smith was born April 20, 1947 in Dallas.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, Mr. Clifford Smith of Dallas; daughter, Lydia Ann Bemis of Chatfield; son, Melvin Lewis; son, Robert Glenn Parker; brother, Jimmy Floyd Parker of Arlington; sister, Barbara Allen Weaver of San Antonio; two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Othel David Vaughan
June 29, 1937 - April 2, 1997

Mr. Othel David Vaughan, age 59, died April 2 in Marlin.

Services will be Thursday, April 3 at 2 p.m. at the Corley Chapel. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Vaughan was born June 29, 1937 in Corsicana.

Mr. Vaughan is survived by his wife, Lynda Vaughan of Corsicana; Daughter, Lynda Kaye Blakely of Kaufman; daughter, Peggy Diane Straker of Arlington; daughter, Tammy Sue Boyd of Corsicana; son, David Alan Vaughan of Corsicana; son, Gary Gene Heath of Dickerson; sister, Sarah Elizabeth Farmer of Ft. Worth; 15 grandchildren; numerous aunts and uncles; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mike Nekuza
Apr 4, 1949 - June 15, 1997

Mike Nekuza, 48, of Corsicana died June 15 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be held today at 5 p.m. at the Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. David Hale officiating.

Pallbearers will be Bill Allison, Chuck Butler, Frank Dunn, Ronnie Ragsdale, Glenn Smith, Phill Smith.

Mr. Nekuza was born April 4, 1949 in Corsicana. He was a 1967 graduate of Corsicana High School..
Mr. Nejuza is survived by his son, Matt Nekuza of Glendale, Arizona; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Max Nekuza of Corsicana; and a brother, Bill Nekuza of Maybnnk.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Opal Ailene (Jordan) Johnston
Feb 18, 1914 - June 16, 1997

Opal Jordan Johnston

Opal Johnston, 83, of Corsicana died June 16 in Corsicana.

Graveside services were earlier today at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr., of First Baptist Church officiating.

Mrs. Johnston was born February 18, 1914 in Drane. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana. Mrs. Johnston was on the Board of Directors of Twilight Nursing Home. She was a member of the Kinsloe House.

Mrs. Johnston is survived by her daughter, Jan and Sam Boyd of Sewanee, Tennessee; daughter, Carol Burnett of Corsicana; sister, Iva Norris of Corsicana; grandson, Lee Boyd of Sewanee, Tennessee; grandson, Zach Boyd of Sewanee, Tennessee; grandson, Jeff Burnett of Dallas; granddaughter, Jordan Jones of Corsicana; granddaughter, Chancey Burnett of Corsicana; 2 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Johnston is preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Lewin Johnston.

Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Research Attn: Dr. Charles White, Neuropathology U.T. Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75235.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lila (Harvard) Cook
Apr 10, 1897 - July 2, 1997

Lila H. Cook, 100, of Corsicana died July 2 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Offord Carriere Jr., Chris Cook, Bryan Cook, Jim McFerrin, David Carriere, and Terry Edmondson.

Honorary pallbearers are Alvis Harwell, Bill Patrick, and Sam Harvard.

She was born April 10, 1897 in Navarro. Mrs. Cook was active in the First Baptist Church and taught Sunday School for many years. She taught in rural communities for years. She was a substitute teacher for Corsicana ISD. They moved to Odessa in 1950, and returned in 1965.

Lila Cook is survived by her daughter, Martha Carriere Patrick of San Antonio; son, Jack B. Cook of The Colony; grandsons: Offord Carriere, Jr., of San Antonio, David Carriere of Seattle, Washington, Jack Christopher Cook of Georgetown, and Bryan Cook of Austin; granddaughters, Lynn Edmondson of Frisco and Amy McFerrin of Georgetown; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by her husband, Barny Ivy Cook in 1979 and her parents, Mr. Benjamin Wade Harvard and Mrs. Martha Ann Bressie, who were longtime settlers of Navarro.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Herman Roscoe "Dude" Armstrong
Nov 18, 1915 - July 19, 1997

Herman "Dude" Armstrong

Herman (Dude) Armstrong, 81, of Kerens, died July 19, 1997, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. L.L. Conner officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bazette Baptist Church deacons.

Mr. Armstrong was born Nov. 18, 1915. He was a World War II veteran.

Mr. Armstrong is survived by his wife, Leona Armstrong of Kerens; sons, Gerald Armstrong, Dan Hull and Gene Hull; daughter, Dortha Hull and brother, Thurman Armstrong.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

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James Andrew Bonner
Jan 7, 1866 - Nov 1947

November 5, 1947
J. A. Bonner, 81, Eureka Pioneer, Dies.
Special to The News CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 5. - J. A. Bonner, 81, died at his home at Eureka late Wednesday.
Funeral will be held a Eureka Friday afternoon.
Born at Fairfield, Jan. 7, 1866, he had resided at Eureka for sixty years. He was prominent in Masonic and political circles.
Surviving are six sons, four daughters, twenty-two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Sons will be pallbearers.

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FRIDAY RITES FOR PIONEER RESIDENT EUREKA COMMUNITY

Funeral services for J. A. Bonner, aged 81 years, pioneer of Eureka and native Texan, were held from the Eureka Presbyterian church Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery. He died at his home Wednesday afternoon. He had been prominent in political fraternal and civic circles of Navarro county for more than a half century.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, Presbyterian minister, Marlin; Rev. Henry Bailey pastor of the Eureka Methodist Church.

Born, January 7, 1866 at Fairfield, Freestone county, he had resided at Eureka 60 years. He was prominent in Masonic circles of the state and that fraternity had charge of the graveside services with an escort of Knights Templar.

Surviving are six sons, J. Lee, Louis and Brice Bonner, all of Eureka; John Bonner, Fort Worth; Fred and Hayes Bonner, both of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. J. M. Price, Alice; Mrs. A. F. Lewis, Houston; Mrs. Mary Minze, Waco and Miss Mary Belle Bonner, Eureka; 22 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. W. B. Robinson, Palestine and other relatives.

Pallbearers were H. I. Singleton, T. M. Kent, Will Shields, Robert Davidson, Earl Smalling, Hall Bonner, E. E. Robinson and Thelbert Percival.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Vivian (Platt) Griffith
Dec 25, 1925 - July 15, 1997

Vivian Griffith, 71, a former resident of Corsicana, of Durant, OK died July 15 in Durant.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Griffin-Roughton Chapel with James T. Davis officiating. Burial will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Griffith was born December 25, 1925.

Mrs. Griffith is survived by her sons; Bobby Platt and Billy Jack Platt both of Corsicana; daughters: Dorothy Jean Jennings of Corsicana and Patsy Putnam of Corsicana; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Eugene Ranson Stewart
Dec 4, 1910 - July 21, 1997

Eugene Ranson Stewart, 86, of Mesquite died July 21 in Mesquite.

Services were earlier today at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Rev. John McCord officiating. He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Nathan Eaton Jr., Dana E. Eaton, J. Mark Eaton, William R. Dorsett, Dr. Robert Bone, and Bill Bradford.

Mr. Stewart was born December 4, 1910 in Corsicana. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Corsicana.

Mr. Stewart is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hazel Stewart of Mesquite; a daughter, Doris and Nathan Eaton of Mesquite; three grandsons: Nathan Eaton Jr., of Mesquite, Dana E. Eaton of Rowlett, and M. Mark Eaton of Rowlett; a granddaughter, Donna Eaton of Garland; two brothers, Hugh M. Stewart of Houston and Glen L. Stewart of Ft. Worth; 4 great-grandsons and 1 great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 312 N. 13th St., Corsicana, 75110, or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Neal Curtis McGeHee
Aug 27, 1914 - July 22, 1997

Neal Curtis McGeHee, 82, of Corsicana died July 22 in Corsicana.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Corley Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Robert N. McGeHee, Jr., John Paul Collier, John Whitten, Glenn Dunlap, Bob Fritts, and Dickie Phillips.

Mr. McGeHee was born August 27, 1914 in Purdon. He was a member of the Eureka Masonic Lodge.

Mr. McGeHee is survived by two sons, Dr. Robert McGeHee of Fort Worth and Jerry Lynn McGeHee of Waco; 8 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Grace Marie Ellis
Sep 16, 1921 - July 27, 1997

Grace Marie Ellis, 75, of Corsicana died July 27 in Dallas.

Services were earlier today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. B.F. Risinger and Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Ellis was born September 16, 1921 in Wellington. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis were married on her birthday, September 16, 1940, and they have enjoyed 56 wonderful years together.

Mrs. Ellis is survived by her husband, Mr. Arthur L. Ellis of Corsicana; a daughter, Jerry Ann Ellis of Corsicana, a son and daughter-in-law, Michael J. and Maxine Ellis of Arlington, a brother Orval Clark of Ft. Worth; four sisters, Mary Wilkinson of Stockton, California, Vivian De Hore of Lawton, Oklahoma, Virginia Davis of Lubbock, and Cecil Mankin of Lubbock; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lola Geraldine Bracken
Apr 12, 1923 - Sept 2, 1997

Lola Geraldine Bracken, 74, of McKinney, died Sept. 2, 1997 in Dallas.

Graveside services are Saturday at 10 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, with Rev. Timothy Shade officiating.

Ms. Bracken was born April 12, 1923, in Corsicana.

Ms. Bracken is survived by her niece, Darline Plemons of Corsicana; nephews, Gary Grimes of Corsicana and Leslie Grimes of Corsicana; special friend, Amos Hart of McKinney and friend, Bernice Hull of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ora (Chewning) Honea
Mar 18, 1913 - Aug 2, 1997

Ora Honea

Ora Honea, 84, died Aug. 2 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, with Rev. David Williams and Rev. James Williams officiating. Mrs. Honea will be buried in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Honea was a native of Navarro County and lived in Corsicana.

She is survived by two sons, Joe Honea of Frost and Thomas Honea of Lewisville; sister, Kate Brown of Duncanville; sister, Ola Cooper of Corsicana; brother, Bud Chewning of Powell; eight grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Aug 3, 1997
  • Parents: Louis Pinkney Honea and Ella Izora (Tidwell) Honea
    Spouse: Earl Honea
    Info: Ancestry.com
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Michael Stephen "Fergy" Ferguson
Mar 16, 1957 - Sept 7, 1997

Michael Stephen Ferguson, 40, of Corsicana died Sept. 7 at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

Visitation is today from 6-8 p.m. at the Griffin-Roughton Chapel.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Church of God, 1345 W. 13th with Tim Shane officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Travis Franklin, Mike Wendt, Ronald Sikes, Elton Ralney, Rudy Lopez, Joe Lopez, Mike Joles, and Freddy Lopez.

Honorary pallbearers ae M.B. Lopez, Buddy Joles, Vernon McCarter, and Derlin Watson.

Mr. Ferguson was born March 16, 1957. He was an active member of the Church of God.

Mr. Ferguson is survived by his wife, Debbie Ferguson of Corsicana; son, Michael Ferguson, Jr., of Corsicana; daughter, Jennifer Ferguson of Corsicana; mother and step-father, Raymond and Suzanne Romain of Corsicana; sisters, Kathy Cranford of Blooming Grove, Raymona Hendrix of Corsicana; a grandfather, E.L. Mutt of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Allen Carroll
Feb 14, 1911 - Sept 7, 1997

Allen Carroll, 86, of Corsicana died Sept. 7 at his residence.

A wake will be held Friday from 7-8 p.m. at the M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

Services will be held Saturday at noon at the Second Mission Baptist Church with bro. Larry L. Polk, Sr., officiating. Burial will follow at the Samaria Cemetery near Kerens.

Pallbearers are Derrick Foster, Michael Herron, Brian Herron, Kevin Foster, Danny Carroll, and David Stevens.

Honorary pallbearers are Christopher Foster, Maurice Walker, James Nealy, Sr., and Olin Nickleberry.

Mr. Carroll was born Feb. 14, 1911 in Purdon. Mr. Carroll was a member of the Second Mission Baptist Church.

Mr. Carroll is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Vincent and Joann Sales and Joe Roger Carter of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Clifford Herron and Virginia Gonner of Dallas, Alice and Alfred Stevens, Beverly and Frank Childress and Glenda and Reggie Gunter of Ft. Worth; 14 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward Carroll of Oklahoma City, Okla., Richard and Margarett Carroll of Pinole, California, Augusta Carroll of San Francisco, California and Theodore and Catherine Carroll of Chandler; aunt, Rosie McDonald of Houston; brother-in-law, Robert Nealy of Corsicana; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Carroll was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Carroll, James Carroll, and Fred Carroll; and sisters, Jettie B. Nealy, Nellie Knowley, and Artilla Simpson.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Irene (Cook) Jackson
Sept 23, 1913 - June 18, 1997

Irene Jackson, 83, of Samaria, died Wednesday, June 18, at Mel Haven Convalescent Center.

Services were earlier today at Samaria Baptist Church, Samaria, with the Rev. D. Colbert officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be great nephews.

Mrs. Jackson was born Sept. 23, 1913, at Navarro County. She was a member of the Queen Mary Chapter No. 196, Order of the Eastern Stars.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Erma Dickey of Trinidad; two brothers, Elton D. Guss of Denver, Co., and Galvin Cook of Seven Points; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Hilry and Pearl Brackens Cook; her husband, Rubin Jackson; and two sisters, Georgia Hall and Mary Glenn.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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N. J. "Jay" Goodman
Feb 16, 1921 - May 30, 2009

N. J. "Jay" Goodman, 88, of Stamford went home to his Lord and Savior Saturday, May 30, 2009. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Stamford with the Rev. James Brigham presiding. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Jay was born Feb. 16, 1921, to Bennie and Mattie Reeves Goodman in Frost. He served his country in the Army during World War II. In 1945, when Jay was discharged from the Army, he rode the bus to the Stamford area, put down roots and began his farming career. He married Imogene Putnam Jan. 11, 1942. She preceded him in death in December 1969. On Feb. 19, 1971, he married Frances "Susie" Holladay Leggott. Jay was a member of First Baptist Church in Stamford, Stamford VFW and the Sons of Hermann. He served as a director on the Farmers Coop Gin Board. After retiring Jay and Susie spent 14 summers in Gunnison, Colo., where he enjoyed fishing as much as he did farming. Jay is survived by his wife, Frances of Stamford, one daughter; LaJuan Shelton and husband Garlyn of Salado; one grandson, Jay Shelton of Temple; one stepson, William Leggott of Snyder; one brother, Olan Goodman of Stamford, and numerous nieces and nephews. Jay was preceded in death by his son, Larry Jay Goodman; a granddaughter, Melissa Layne Goodman; his first wife, Imogene Putnam Goodman; two sisters, Willie Ruth Thompson and Louise Freeze; two brothers, Chester Goodman and A.R. Goodman; and his parents. Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Stamford.

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Warren Douglas Spain
May 23, 1933 - May 31, 2009

Warren Douglas Spain, 76, of Dawson passed away Sunday, May 31, 2009, in a Corsicana retirement home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard with the Rev. Ricky Woodall and the Rev. Cliff Spain officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jamie Stone, Jerred Spain, Justin Spain, Vic Walthers and Curtis Spain. Honorary pallbearer will be Richard McGriff. Warren was born May 23, 1933, in Decatur to Clyde Warren and Nellie Christine (Rawle) Spain. He was a retired rancher who loved people, horses, cattle and playing dominoes. Warren was a member of Navarro Mills Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Shirley; son-in-law, Bubba Davis; and two sisters, Leona Burk and Alma Maxey.Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Davis of Hallsville and Patti Claxton and husband Larry of Moore, Okla.; a son, Doug Spain of Dawson; eight grandchildren, Brandi Mikles and husband Cory, Matthew Claxton and wife Heather, Cristina Davis, Cari Claxton, Justin Spain, Jerred Spain, Jalyn Spain and Jade Spain; two great-grandchildren, Bailee and Bethany Mikles; special friend, Donnie Hanna of Corsicana; two brothers, Clyde Spain and wife Mavis and Don Spain and wife Dean; two sisters, Emodine Boydston and Nell Stone, all of Decatur; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorials may be made to Navarro Mills Baptist Church, 1095 FM 667 Purdon, TX 76679. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Vera Gertrude (Tipping) Hester
Nov 17, 1914 - June 1, 2009

Vera Gertrude Tipping Hester went to be with her Lord on Monday, June 1, 2009, at the age of 94. She was born on Nov. 17, 1914, in the Blooming Grove area to Eli and Margaret Catherine (Ragsdale) Tipping. Vera was a lifelong resident of the Corsicana area who was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and lived independently until her death. Vera was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Evan Floyd "Pete" Hester; infant daughter, Carolyn Joyce Hester; son, James Evan Hester, who went to be with his Lord on Friday, May 29, 2009; grandson, Randy Moreau; sisters, Laura James, Myrtle James and Bethel Lewis; and brother, Coy Tipping. Survivors include her daughter, Lavern Scoggins and husband Roy and sons Roy Glen, James Thomas and Roger Scoggins; son, Thomas Hester and wife Dianna and children Carl Hester and Michelle Smith; daughter-in-law, Carol Hester and daughter Teresa Brown; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 5, at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Lain Teel officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Roy Glen, James and Roger Scoggins, Carl Hester, Bruce Smith and Jon Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff, Cody and Wesley Scoggins. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2217 W. Seventh Ave., Corsicana, TX 75110. Hester obituary. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Isidro Tapia
Feb 9, 1935 - June 1, 2009

Isidro Tapia, 74, passed away Monday, June 1, 2009, in Dallas. A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana with the Rev. Jose Luis Chavez, Isidro's cousin, officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Isidro was born Feb. 9, 1935, in Chucandiro, Mexico, to Mariano and Flora Tapia. He dedicated his life to his loving wife of 43 years, Antonia, and their seven children. Isidro is survived by his wife, Antonia Tapia of Corsicana; brother, Ruben Tapia Orozco of Patzcuaro, Mexico; daughters, Flora Wharton and husband Jeff of McKinney and Martha Tapia of Allen; sons, Eugene Tapia and wife Lillian of Tyler, Lupe Tapia of Tyler, Joe Tapia of Allen, Daniel Tapia and wife Crystal of Kingsville, and Marcus Tapia of College Station; and grandchildren, David Tapia, Joanna Tapia, Miranda Tapia, Sarah Tapia, Vivian Tapia, Jacob Wharton, Gabrielle Wharton, Samuel Wharton, Jackson Wharton, Laura Tapia, Lindsey Tapia, Katy Tapia, Tyler Tapia, Ethan Tapia, Daniel Isidro Tapia and Abigail Tapia. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jean Newman Beckler
Sep 14, 1940 - June 2, 2009

Jean Newman Beckler passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2009, in Mesquite. She was born Sept. 14, 1940, in Corsicana. She is survived by her husband, Gary Beckler; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Jeanne Beckler; daughter, Tracy Beckler; granddaughters, Megan Sherrin, Lindsey Beckler and Cameron Beckler; grandson, Jordan Beckler; and numerous nieces, nephews and loving friends. Jean was a member of First United Methodist Church of Corsicana. She was also a nurse for more than 40 years and recently retired as a nurse for the Corsicana Independent School District. Jean was a supporter of the Navarro Council of the Arts and was a contributor to the "Brick Streets and Back Roads" book published in 2000. Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, at Restland Memorial Chapel, 13005 Greenville Ave., Dallas.

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Peggy (Patton) Chambers
Jan 31, 1932 - June 6, 2009

Peggy Chambers, 77, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2009, at Arbor House in Dallas. She was born on Jan. 31, 1932 in Alpine to Coleman and Tinnie Patton Sr. She was a receptionist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Chambers; grandson, Ryan Chambers; brothers, Coleman Patton Jr. and Ronald Patton; and her parents, Coleman and Tinnie Patton. Survivors include her children, Wayne and Mary Ann Chambers of Holdenville, Okla., Stan and Pam Chambers of Grand Prairie, and Mitchell Terry and Janice Chambers of Corsicana; brothers and sisters, Faye Jones of Safford, Ariz., Callan Patton of Norfolk, Ark., Clay Patton of Lordsburg, N.M., and Del Patton of Paulden, Ariz.; grandchildren, Connie Chambers, Justin and Krystal Chambers, Haven Chambers, Jared Chambers, Taylor Chambers, and Ericka and Chance Harmon; great grandchildren, Tyler, Robert, Matthew, Makayla and Hannah; and her beloved pet, Gizzie. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until noon Monday, June 8, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 8 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Odis Conner officiating. Pallbearers will be Johnnie Derden, Calvin Gray, Chance Harmon, Donny Robinson, Rusty Skidmore and Ronnie Daniels. Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. A "special" thanks to her caregivers who took care of her and made her final months so wonderful at home and at Arbor House. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Robert Reed Norman
Feb 15, 1937 - June 7, 2009

Robert Reed Norman, 72, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, June 7, 2009. He was born February 15, 1937 to Lee and Bonnie Norman of Mineola. Survivors include his wife, Doris Norman of Corsicana; sons, Kynne Norman and wife Briggette of Corsicana, and Philip Norman of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, James Petty, Candy Kuykendall, Rick Norman Jr., Charollotte Norman, Krystal Emmett, Kyham Norman and Jakayla Norman; four great grandchildren, Racheal, Shaynn, Landon and Chase. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Bonnie Norman. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Joe Bullard officiating. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mineola Cemetery. Pallbearers are Ronnie Emmett, Rickey Norman Jr., Jerry Don Burk, Billy McManus, Philip Davis, Bill Heathcoate and Calvin Gray. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Henry W. Johnston
March 14, 1927 - June 9, 2009

Henry W. Johnston, 82, of Trinidad passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at his residence. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home. Graveside services will be noon Thursday at DFW National Cemetery with Brother Phil Mangum officiating. Mr. Johnston was born March 14, 1927, in Eureka. He was a World War II Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Bessie Johnston of Trinidad; sons, Jack Johnston of Alma, Bobby Johnston and David Johnston, both of Corsicana; daughter, Beverly Gullett of Mildred; sister, Martha Long of Corsicana; four stepdaughters and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Thomas Andrew Paschal
March 3, 1920 - June 9, 2009

Thomas Andrew Paschal passed into eternal life June 9, 2009, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana after a lengthy illness. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Shannon Paschal, Shae Paschal, Joe Paschal, Ken Paschal, Don Paschal, Derwood Penney and Alan Paschal. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Lowell Campbell, Vic Howell, Lester Easley, Dillard Ellington, Clifford Dill and Jimmy Lee Hawkins. Tom was born in Corsicana March 3, 1920, to J.B. and Daisy Hawkins Paschal. He was a graduate of Corsicana High School. After graduation he attended Arkadelphia College in Arkansas. Tom served in the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed in the Aleutian Islands. As a boy he worked for Southern Ice Co.; later he operated the Mobil gas station at 15th Street and Seventh Avenue, and also operated the Stop and Eat Drive-in restaurant. Tom retired from U.S. Gypsum after 25 years of service. After retirement Tom spent his time raising cattle. Tom married his high school sweetheart, Ethel Karin Shaw, of Kerens who preceded him in death in 1996.He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce, VFW, and First Baptist Church. Tom loved life and lived it to the fullest with faith, humor and gratitude. He was always a gentleman, appreciative of everything done for him. Tom is survived by a son, Phil A. Paschal and wife Molley of Corsicana; his brother, J.B. "Bug" Paschal and wife Joan of Mexia; grandsons, Shannon Paschal and wife Judy of Corsicana and Shae Paschal and wife Jossy of Miami, Fla.; granddaughter, Karin Paschal of Arlington; step-granddaughter Ellen Sodd and husband Jason of Corsicana; great-grandsons, Bryant Paschal of Arlington and Drew Paschal of Corsicana; and step-great-grandson, Gabe Sodd of Corsicana. Tom is also survived by his longtime and dear companion, Marceline Ballard. The family wishes to express gratitude to the staff at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village, Jennifer Brooks, Rebecca Andreottola, Hospice of Cedar Lake, Shawnda Witherspoon and Sara Keel. Memorials may be made in Tom's honor to First Baptist Church in Corsicana. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mark Lee Schultz
Dec 9, 1969 - June 7, 2009

Mark Lee Schultz, 39, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2009, due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Mark was born in Houston on Dec. 9, 1969. He resided in Rockwall and was a general contractor. He is survived by his four children, Trey, Tiffany, Trevor and Dustin; his parents, Rinert and Kathryn Schultz; fiancée, Esther Avery; sister, Marilyn Barclay and her husband Dean Barclay; sister, Margaret Garvin and her fiancé Scott Wallace; brother, Michael Sanders and wife Jennifer Sanders; nieces, Suzanne Hallberg Stephens and Meghan Garvin; nephew, Kyle Holloway; and many other beloved family members. Mark was a devoted father, fiancé, loving son, brother, uncle and friend to many. He possessed an innate ability to warm your heart and make you smile. His charming presence and sense of humor brought laughter and joy to the lives of so many. He enjoyed motor cross racing, camping and quality time with his family. He was a master craftsman and made his mark on any endeavor he undertook; his bond was his word coupled with a firm handshake. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Calvary Worship Center with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dean Barclay II, Dustin Douglas, Kyle Holloway, Austin Jaminet, Jerry Jaminet, Kenny Stallings, Wesley Srianekkul and Johnny Avery. You may visit Mark's memorial Web site at www.sympathytree.com/markschultz.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dorothy (Watts) Sheffield
July 16, 1920 - June 8, 2009

Dorothy W. Sheffield, 88, of Kerens passed away on Monday, June 8, 2009, in Corsicana. She was born on July 16, 1920, in Mertens to Joseph and Lula (Hart) Watts. Mrs. Sheffield was married to J. W. Sheffield and was a member of First Baptist Church in Kerens, and was a homemaker. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Mrs. Sheffield is survived by her husband, J.W. Sheffield of Kerens; a daughter, Janie S. Emdy of Corsicana; and son and daughter-in-law, James W. and Margie D. Sheffield of Carmel, Ind. She is also survived by a granddaughter, Diane and husband Giacoma Dellamaggiona of Corsicana; grandson, Shane M. Sheffield and wife Jillian of Nobelsville, Ind.; a great-great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Bonnie Lessie (Bolen) Ganze
Aug 21, 1917 - June 12, 2009

Mrs. Bonnie Lessie Ganze, 91, of Powell, Texas passed away on June 12, 2009 in Corsicana. She was born August 21, 1917 to William and Fannie (Coley) Bolen in Corbett. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at Corley Funeral Home, Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 15 at 10 a.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Morris Holcomb officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park with her grandchildren as pallbearers. Mrs. Ganze married Hub Ganze on August 28, 1937 in Pursley, and had been married for 71 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Powell Baptist Church in Powell. Mrs. Ganze is survived by her husband: Hub, and all four children: George Ganze and wife Darline of Rosebud; Charles Ganze and wife Ruth of Texas City Mary Ganze Brancroft and husband Sonny of Powell, Texas; and Eddie Ganze and wife Jane of Crockett. She has one living sister Barbara Bolen Brunner of Fort Worth,. She has seven grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter. Mrs. Ganze is preceded in death by her parents Andy and Fannie Bolen, three brothers: George Wesley (Wart) Bolen, William Marcellus (Slim) Bolen, and Bob Bolen. She is also preceded in death by three sisters: Edna (Bolen) Flynn, Alyne (Bolen) Murray and Anita Bolen. She also is preceded in death by a granddaughter Angela Ganze Jones.  Services under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Charles E. Greene
Nov 9, 1916 - June 13, 2009

Charles E. Greene, age 92, of Corsicana, died Saturday, June 13, 2009 at his home in Corsicana. Visitation will be Monday, June 15th from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. A graveside service at Resthaven Memorial Park with military honors will be at 11:00 a.m., with Dave Alexander officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Ron Farmer, Jerry Cokerham, Bob Harper, George Schmidt, Larry Hodge, Greg Olson, Quinn Holden, Mark Mutina and David Garcia. Charles was born near Marcelene, Missouri on November 9, 1916 to Hugh and Emma (Stanley) Green. Charles retired from Kirksville Osteopathic Hospital as property manager in May 1981. He served in the US.A. Air Corp during W.W. II. Charles and his wife Doris married June 9, 1959 and had been married for 50 years. They enjoyed many years of traveling. Charles was preceded in death by his parents and 5 brothers. He is survived by his wife Doris Green of Corsicana and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army and Hospice and these may be left at or mailed to Griffin-Roughton Funeral home.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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David Lee Washington Sr.
April 20, 1953 - June 11, 2009

David Lee Washington Sr., 56, was born on April 20, 1953, in Kerens to Prezell and Lillie Mae Washington. He left his earthly body on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at his home in Corsicana. David received his formal education at Kerens Independent School District and then entered into the United States Air Force. He worked with Big Brown Mining for 13 years and retired. David was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. He met and married Ardell Glenn on March 13, 1972, and to this union five children were born. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Judy Ann Washington; parents, Prezell and Lillie Washington; three brothers and one sister.Those left to cherish his loving memories include his wife of 37 years, Ardell Glenn Washington; one son, David Jr. (Angela); three daughters, Audrey Michelle Washington, Erica Washington and Remmia Wafer; nine grandchildren, Adam, Shequita, Nodia, Rodrick, Miranda, D'Avian, Micah, Jamoyah and Da'Kaylyn; two sisters, Christine Griffin (Lee) and Annie Jones (James); eight brothers, James T. (Audrey), Ross (Christene), J.T. (Mary), John L. (Mary), Pete (Mary), Nathaniel (Gail), Ivory Charles, and Lewis (Cherie); three sisters-in-law, Judy Washington, Frances Randall and Linda Washington (Willie); 13 stepbrothers and stepsisters; five aunts, Alice Brooks, Zorine Martin, Laura Mae Washington, Annie Mae Harris and Anna Rose Jones; one uncle, Harvey Duncan; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at New Bethel Baptist Church, 700 Elm Flat Road, Kerens, with Pastor Earnest Betts officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his brothers. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Gary D. Brown
Jan. 5, 1937 - June 13, 2009

Longtime banker, business leader and community volunteer Gary D. Brown passed away Sunday morning at the age of 72, following a courageous battle with cancer. Brown retired from Community National Bank and Trust of Texas, where he started and ran the trust department for many years, and was still a member of the board of directors. His career in banking was preceded by military service, and years spent as a college professor in Missouri. Brown also worked briefly with the City of Corsicana in the mid-1990s as Main Street Director, and as an assistant city manager. He played a major role in helping establish the city's I.O.O.F. Park during his time with the city. Brown was also an active community volunteer, a member of numerous boards and organizations throughout his life. Brown may be remembered best for his faith, and dedication to his church. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana, serving in a variety of capacities. He was on the pastor's search committee that brought B.F. Risinger Jr. to First Baptist's pulpit in 1979, establishing a life-long friendship between the two. "We connected early," Risinger said of Brown. "He's been the kind of friend who would ... tell you the truth in any kind of situation. I really appreciated that so much. "It was his passion for doing the Lord's will, and his integrity, that made him such a special friend." "Gary has been a real leader in the church, and in my life as well," said Dr. David Edwards, current pastor at First Baptist Church. "There is a verse in the Bible that reminds me of Gary," Edwards said. "It says 'Be quick to listen and slow to speak.' I think Gary, and his leadership, was such a great listener ... he didn't just react, he responded appropriately. He heard all different sides ... and when he spoke, he spoke with wisdom. "Edwards characterized Brown as wise and insightful. "I often would call Gary to get his input, not just about the church, but about the community," Edwards said."A lot of people are given positions of leadership, but there are few 'true' leaders," Edwards added. "I think Gary, in the years I've known him, was a leader." "He was someone I could call if I needed anything," recalled friend Don Lake. "I could call him in the middle of the night if I needed something. "K.C. Wyatt, president of Community National Bank and Trust, recalled Brown's dedication to Corsicana and Navarro County, and his impact on the area. "He helped establish the Kent Scholarship Trust in the Kerens area, and was the reason J. Tom Eady left his estate to help improve the way of life in Corsicana and Navarro County," Wyatt said. "Gary was also a big reason the trees planted in downtown Corsicana ever happened. "Gary will be missed deeply by Community National Bank and Trust. He was a friend, leader and mentor, but the thing we will remember most was his integrity. He was instrumental in developing two trust departments in Corsicana over his nearly 40 years of service," Wyatt said. Scott and Susan Middleton were friends of Brown and his wife, Nancy, since the Browns moved to Corsicana in the 1970s. Both recalled Brown and his friendship fondly. "I have always respected Gary," Scott Middleton said. "He was always thoughtful and wise ... a man of integrity. I valued his friendship. "Middleton said he and Brown shared a love of books, often exchanging titles each thought the other would enjoy. Susan Middleton echoed Edward's sentiments about Brown and his ability to analyze situations. "He was a wonderful listener," she said. "He was really good to let everybody have their input and then gleaned from that what was significant. I loved that about him. "Lauri Cain worked as Brown's secretary at Interfirst Bank (now Bank of America) in the 1980s. She recalled his kindness as an employer, and his fatherly advice in her own life. "Shortly after I went to work for Gary, my dad passed away suddenly," Cain said. "Gary was very kind and considerate through all of that. "Even after leaving her job as his secretary, Cain said Brown was a friend and counselor she could still call on. "He always gave quiet, thoughtful advice ... I always thought so much of him for that," Cain said. Cain also recalled a story involving her daughter, who had wanted her to purchase a Christmas ornament at a store where Brown and his wife were also shopping. Her daughter was misbehaving, and she did not purchase the ornament the child wanted." A hour or so later, the doorbell rang, and it was Gary, and he bought her the ornament and brought it to her," Cain said laughing. "It was sort of a 'grandfatherly' thing to do ... I appreciated it in spite of the fact I was trying to teach her a lesson."  Brown was the father of Daily Sun staffer and "exp" editor Deanna Brown. In December 2008, Deanna shared some thoughts of her father in her weekly newspaper column. "Dad used to love cameras. He had a collection of them, and when we were little girls, Mother would dress us alike (OK, I've been guilty of the same thing with my two daughters!), and Dad would take us out in a field of bluebonnets, just for example, and take tons of photos. "My Dad is a really smart man. No doubt about it. He's done a lot of different things in his life, from growing up on a farm, to jumping out of airplanes in the 82nd Airborne, to being a college professor in Missouri (where I was born), to the career he finally settled on, trust banking ... He taught me about responsibility, money management, being frugal (which is handy when you're a single mom), prayer, faith, and many other things. "He has been a sterling example of service — to church, to family, to community ..."Brown was preceded in death by his parents, F.E. "Bud" and Neva Brown; and his grandson, Daniel Pawlowski. He is survived by wife Nancy; daughters, Deanna Brown, and Jennifer Johnson and husband, David; four grandchildren, Kate and Lily Pawlowski and Neva and Jack Johnson; sister, Kay Moseley and husband, Hurley; and two nieces, Sheri Moseley and Marianne Golden. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 at Corley Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 18 at First Baptist Church in Corsicana with Dr. David Edwards and the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr officiating. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the First Baptist Church building fund.

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Gary D. Brown, 72, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2009, at his home in Corsicana. Visitation will held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Corley Funeral Home. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at First Baptist Church with Dr. David Edwards and the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will be held at Oakwood Cemetery. Gary was born Jan. 5, 1937, in a prairie farmhouse in the same room where his mother was born, located in Kay County, Okla. He married Nancy Lee Wills on Aug. 27, 1961, in Hazen, Ark. His 30-plus year banking career began with First National Bank in Dallas and continued in Corsicana with First National Bank and Corsicana National Bank and Trust. He earned his B.S.B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Arkansas located in Fayetteville and he was a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU. He was a graduate of Acorn High School, located near Mena, Ark. He served in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division, Fayetteville, N.C., where he earned his parachutist wings and also served in Puerto Rico.Gary taught a Sunday school class and served as a deacon and member of several committees at First Baptist Church, Corsicana. Additionally, he served on numerous civic boards including: Corsicana Independent School District, Corsicana Development Commission, Corsicana Health Support Foundation, Corsicana's Palace Theatre, Corsicana Area Chamber Foundation, Corsicana Education Foundation, Corsicana Industrial Foundation, Corsicana Main Street, Corsicana Area Chamber of Commerce, Navarro County Red Cross, Navarro County MHMR, Navarro College Master Action Plan, Navarro Council of the Arts, Rena Fleming Foundation, The Salvation Army, Twilight Home, and Warehouse Living Arts Center.Also, at the time of his death, Gary was a member of the board of directors of Community National Bank and Trust. Gary was preceded in death by his father, Fred E. "Bud" Brown; mother, Neva L. Brown; and by a grandson, Daniel Pawlowski. Survivors include his wife, Nancy W. Brown; children, Deanna Brown and Jennifer Johnson and her husband David; and four grandchildren, Kate and Lily Pawlowski and Neva and Jack Johnson, all of Corsicana. Also surviving are his sister and brother-in-law, Kay and Hurley Moseley of Carrollton; and nieces, Sheri Moseley and Marianne Golden. Honorary pallbearers will be Warren Awalt, Bob Bray, Mike Harwood, Ernest Kauffman, Don Lake, Les Leskoven, Scott Middleton, Jim Page, Jack Smith, Zane Stites, Don Tekell, and K.C. Wyatt. Other honorary pallbearers will be men of the Gary Brown Bible Class and deacons of First Baptist Church, and directors of Community National Bank and Trust. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or First Baptist Church Building Fund.
 

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Rose Marie (Coffey) Harwell
June 13, 1920 - June 15, 2009

Rose Marie Coffey Harwell
Rose Marie Coffey Harwell of Eureka was born June 13, 1920, to Minnie Lee Williams Coffey and Sam Coffey. She passed away Monday, June 15, 2009, in Corsicana. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Lola Underwood, brother Burnet Coffey, half-sister Emma Wilson and half-brother Rube Coffey. In 1937, she married Eugene A. Harwell and enjoyed the life of homemaker and wife. Gene died in 2000 after 67 years of marriage. They are survived by two daughters, Robbie Gene Harwell Rash and husband Max and Rosemary Harwell Grantham and husband Bobby, all of Eureka. As a youth, Rose was baptized at First Baptist where she attended church. In 1963, after her girls married, Rose went to Navarro College, graduating as a LVN in 1965. She worked several years as a medication nurse on Second South at the old Navarro County Memorial Hospital. She was a lifelong nurse and caregiver for her mother and later her husband as they became bedridden and needed her nursing skills. Grandchildren are Todd Rash of Venus, Tara Ayers of Waco, and Kimberly Chu, Robin Blake, Kathy McCracken, and Ricky Grantham, all of Eureka. Rose was also blessed with 16 great-grandchildren. Rose enjoyed living in Eureka in their pecan orchard. She loved to get outside and pick up pecans and work in her flower beds. Each year at Christmas she baked cookies and many neighbors and friends were happy recipients. For many years as a gift for her grandchildren, she baked a teddy bear cake at Christmas. She was a great prayer warrior and many friends received encouraging cards and letters just when they needed them. Her soft hands and smile will be greatly missed by all who knew her. In her words, "She has graduated to Heaven! "Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Isbell, Master Sgt. Ricky Grantham, Todd Rash, Craig McCracken, Bob Blake, and Byron Ayers. In lieu of flowers the family would like memorials made to the 20/20 building plan at Northside Baptist Church or to the Eureka Cemetery Association. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Carolyn (Fondren) Humphries
Dec 26, 1939 - June 15, 2009

Carolyn Fondren Humphries, 69, of Dawson passed away on Monday, June 15, 2009, at a Corsicana retirement home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church in Dawson. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 19, at First United Methodist Church of Dawson with the Rev. Michael Redmond officiating. Carolyn was born Dec. 26, 1939, in Corsicana to Charles Lloyd and Livie Beatrice (Berry) Fondren. She lived most all of life in Dawson and was a registered nurse who served as director of nurses at the Hubbard hospital and later at Wortham Nursing Home. Carolyn enjoyed cooking and reading and was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Dawson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Humphries in 2001.Survivors include a son, Charles "Chuck" Humphries and wife Susana of Dawson; four daughters, Lisa McKinney of Dawson, Kris Thomas and Glenn French of Silver City, Erin Dyer of Corsicana and Tara Springer and husband Randy of Corsicana; 16 grandchildren, Charlie, Corey, Casey, Eddie, Kara, Marcus, Katie, Monique, Miranda, Kent, Dalton, Chelsea, Alyssa, Stoney, Ryon and Seth; and six great-grandchildren, Cadence, Fynn, Monte, Justin, Brailey and Schylar. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny McKinney, Steve McCormick, Daryl Reeder, Mike Reeder, Brian Prater, Gary Humphries, Tony Melton and Billy Wise. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 1301 S. Broadway, Tyler, TX 75701. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Mary (Henderson) Jackson-Ingram
Oct 12, 1910 - June 11, 2009

Mary Jackson Ingram
Mary Jackson Ingram, 98, passed this life on to glory on Thursday, June 11, 2009, in the bosom of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born Oct. 12, 1910, in Gilmer to Sam Morgan and Marcia Anne Henderson. She was a faithful servant of the Church Of The Living God P.G.T. for over 70 years, having been a faithful usher board servant for 73 years. She leaves to cherish her memory: five sons, Samuel Holt of Houston, Curly Holt of Corsicana, Ossie Jackson (Anita) of Saginaw, Mich., Robert Jackson (Caroline), and Joe Jackson, all of Long Beach, Calif.; and two devoted daughters, Katie Lee Hall of Dallas and Fannie Mae Rudd of Los Angeles, Calif. She also leaves many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by children, Felix Bledsoe, Hosie Jackson, Littleton "Woosie" Jackson, Jessie C. Jackson, Simon Holt Jr., and Marie Jackson Stewart. Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18, at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be held at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas. Pallbearers will be Bruce Rainey, Vincent Ross, Stephen Ross, Coleby Jackson, Ray Anderson Jr. and Travis Horn. Honorary pallbearers will be Samuel Holt, Curly Holt, Maxie Chapman, David Bledsoe, Robert Jackson and Joe Jackson. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Mildred "Millie" Viola (Hickson) Tramel
July 8, 1926 - June 13, 2009

Mildred "Millie" Viola Hickson Tramel was born on July 8, 1926, to Delbert "Bud" and Hattie Bell "Peggy" Hickson and passed away Saturday, June 13, 2009. Millie was raised in Navarro County and graduated from Powell High School in 1944. She married Clifton Norman Tramel Sr. in 1946. Millie was a homemaker and later worked for J.M. Dyer Department store for 25 years. Millie is well remembered for her love of people, quick wit, and ability to make people feel loved. She had an incredible memory and never knew a stranger. Everyone knew Millie and Millie knew everyone. Millie was an active member of Northside Baptist Church where she served in various capacities including WMU, Heaven Bound Choir, Care Center food and clothing distribution, Homebound Ministry, prayer chains and various other ministries. Millie is survived by daughter, Linda Quick and her husband Mark of Dallas; daughter, Pam O'Hanlon of Corsicana; son, Clif Tramel of Weatherford; beloved granddaughter, Erin Carlyle and husband Jeff of Houston; two great-grandchildren, Callie and Jackson; one brother, Larry Hickson of Austin; and numerous nieces and nephews .Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Pallbearers will be Tom Shimek, Jim Henry, Wes Allen, John Myers, Bill Owen, Leeman Pape, Jeff Carlyle and Mark Quick. Honorary pallbearers will be Rickey Hickson, James Owen, Marvin Ray, Gary Welch, Mike Green and Darwin Myers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Program of Northside Baptist Church, 2800 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Kenneth Alvin Berryhill
Feb 19, 1930 - June 17, 2009

Kenneth Alvin Berryhill, 79, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2009, in Corsicana. He was born Feb. 19, 1930, in Corsicana to Alvin and Alice Lorene Poole Berryhill. He was a member of Central Methodist Church, and had taught school in Corsicana, Ennis, Sunnyvale, Rice and Malakoff. He enjoyed playing the piano and organ. He was also an artist and had several pieces placed throughout town. He kept in touch with former students. He is survived by nieces, Donna Burton and Cheryl Houser, both of Mesquite; great-niece and great-nephew, Daniel and Alicia Ponton of Mesquite; great-great-nephew, Riley Ponton; and cousins, Lester and Maxine Easley of Corsicana. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 19, at Oakwood Cemetery with Bill Honea officiating. Arrangements at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ann (Slovak) Patril
June 6, 1915 - June 16, 2009

Ann Patril passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, shortly after her 94th birthday. She was born Anna Slovak on June 6, 1915, to Joseph and Anna Slovak in Ellis County. She was the only one of triplets to survive. At age 19, on Aug. 28, 1934, she married Jerry W. Patril and they celebrated 57 years together until his death in 1991. Their 50th anniversary was a joyous celebration — a huge Czech party and dance held at the KJZT Hall in Ennis, complete as always with wonderful food, music, family and good friends, typical of many family gatherings. Ann and Jerry made their home and raised their family in Corsicana. As a young woman she first worked for the Corley and then Stroube families for many years, and later became a longtime employee of the Navarro College cafeteria, well known for her wonderful pies. She received several well-deserved commendations for her long service, including Navarro College Employee of the Year in 1980. She began her career at the college as a baker in 1963, and retired as assistant director of food service in 1986 after 23 years of celebrated service. At her retirement ceremony, it was noted by Navarro College President Kenneth Walker that "Ann would normally turn out 40 or more pies for a special occasion like this."Ann's devotion to her Catholic faith and her love and dedication to her family formed the foundation of her long and productive life. She was well known in her church and community for her kind Christian service to others. Ann spent her last years residing at St. Joseph's Catholic Retirement Village in Coppell, to be closer to her family and cared for by her daughters. While she missed her home and friends in Corsicana, she greatly enjoyed holiday gatherings, looking over five generations of her family.Ann's family includes daughter Anita Coker and son-in-law James Coker of Carrollton, daughter Mary Ann Godfrey and the late Lt. Col. Thomas Godfrey of El Paso and daughter Jerilynn O'Neal and son-in-law Michael O'Neal of Carrollton, 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, sisters Bessie Petr of Dallas and Margie Spaniel of Ennis, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Visitation and rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 19, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Ennis. Pallbearers will be her sons-in-law and grandsons James Coker, Michael O'Neal, Grey Godfrey, Ross O'Neal, Kyle Coker, Judson Godfrey and Ryan O'Neal. Memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 3000 W. State Highway 22, Corsicana, TX 75110 Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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G. R. Wheat
Aug 25, 1921 - June 16, 2009

G.R. Wheat was born on Aug. 25, 1921, in Coahoma, to the late Joseph Benton and Gertrude Adeline Wheat. He passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009, in Corsicana. He grew up in the Coahoma and Big Spring area, working on his family's ranch in the cattle business. He was in the United States Army from 1942 to 1943 during World War II. He met Pat Cummings in Coahoma as she was starting her teaching career in Coahoma in 1951 and they married Dec. 25, 1951. He was baptized into Christ in 1956. They moved to Gatesville after their marriage where he farmed and ranch for close to 25 years while also working at Rocketdyne and then Texas Youth Commission in Gatesville and later in Corsicana. He was a member of Westhill Church of Christ in Corsicana. He enjoyed his family, ranching, playing cards and domino games with family and friends and later his own customized aggravation game with grandkids and friends. He enjoyed getting out his box of old pictures from his youth and reminiscing. After retirement from Texas Youth Commission, he stayed busy with the yard work and daily walks and taking care of his household and car. He was a quiet, gentle man and taught us by his example. He had an honest, pure nature with great integrity. We don't recall a single instance of him saying an unkind word. He had a good sense of humor and would get tickled at himself telling a tale often. He treasured each of his grandkids and great-grandkids and loved to play games or draw for them.He was preceded in death by his two brothers, J.B. and L.B.; and sisters, Dorothy, Molly and Ruby Lee.He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Pat of Corsicana; son, Gary Wheat and wife Teresa of Camden, S.C.; daughters, LaClaire Diamond and husband Steve of Sulphur Springs, Nancy Wright and husband Doyce of Gatesville and Paula Gillen and husband Paul of Corsicana; grandchildren, Micah King and husband Whit of Camden, S.C., Garyn Marley Wheat of Camden, S.C., Christopher and Brittan Diamond of Sulphur Springs, Dillon Diamond of College Station, Brien Wright and wife Tina, Brent Wright and wife Sophia and Garrett Wright, all of Dallas, and Collin Wright of College Station, Shelby Briggs and husband Chad and Stacy Schoenewolf of Blooming Grove and Steely Armstrong and husband Kevin of Corsicana; great-grandchildren, Tatum and Reece Briggs and Jackson and Layne King and Luke Belton Armstrong; and also close personal friend, Sammy Mosley and family of Midland.Special thanks to the Cedar Lake Hospice and to Regina Brookins and Christine Henry and Ramona Brookins.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in care of Brenda Stubbs at Community National Bank and Trust for charity yet to be determined.Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 19, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20, at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Ferman Carpenter officiating. Interment will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Carl Henry Wiggins
Dec 14, 1986 - June 15, 2009

Carl Henry Wiggins, 22, of Corsicana passed away on Monday, June 15, 2009, in Dallas. He was born on Dec. 14, 1986, in Palestine. He was a very loving husband, father, son, brother, nephew and friend. He was loved by all, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by a sister, Rosetta Marie Wiggins. He is survived by his wife, Samantha Wiggins of Corsicana; daughters, Gwendolyn Marie and Briana Marie Aragon of Corsicana; son, Eric Lee Aragon of Corsicana; mother and stepfather, Mary Ann and Eddie Edwards of Corsicana; sisters, Tracy Givens and Connie Wiggins, both of Corsicana, and Tina Marie Marchbanks of Cleburne; brothers, Roy Wiggins, Edie Dean Wiggins and Samethey Wiggins, all of Corsicana, and Thomas Lee Morris of Alvarado; as well many half-brothers and half-sisters, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 19, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eddie Edwards, Marlon Fisher, Carlos Aragon Jr., Carlos Aragon III, Samethey Wiggins and Lewis Capps. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home. ∞

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Passenger Killed in Shooting
By Randy Bratton, Chief of Police


Officers Erin Glasgow and Corporal Scott DeChaume were dispatched to 1110 E GW Jackson Drive at 2:04 a.m. on June 15, 2009 in reference to an assault that just occurred. Upon their arrival they discovered the victim, Carl Wiggins, 22 years of age, of Corsicana, had been shot in the head. Corsicana Fire Rescue responded and transported the victim to Navarro Regional Hospital. The victim was then airlifted to Parkland Hospital by PHI Air Ambulance. The Police Department was later advised the victim had died at the Parkland Hospital Emergency Room at about 4:00 a.m.

Det. Chester Jones responded to the scene and determined the victim had been riding as a passenger in a pick-up truck in the area of E GW Jackson Drive and N Bunert Street when the shooting occurred. At this time a suspect has not been identified, however, an African-American male and African-American female that were seen walking in the area at the time of the shooting need to be questioned.

If anyone has any information about the shooting or the male and female walking in the area, please contact Det. Chester Jones at 903-654-4916 or Dispatch at 903-654-4902. Callers may also remain anonymous and contact CrimeStoppers at 903-874-8477. Information received may result in up to $1,000 for the caller.


Frank Ybarra Jr.
April 27, 1965 - Apr 27, 1965

Frank Ybarra Jr., of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 15, 2009. He was born in Calvert on April 27, 1965, to Frank and Rachel Ybarra. He is survived by his parents; brothers, Joe Ybarra and wife Robin and David Ybarra and wife Monica; sister, Evelyn Eubanks and husband Doug; nieces, Samantha Ybarra, Savannah Ybarra and Rebecca Eubanks; nephews, Alex Ybarra, Justin Ybarra, Lonnie Ybarra, Levi Ybarra, Luke Ybarra and Logan Ybarra; and many friends and family. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 19, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Memorial service will be 6 p.m. Friday, June 19, at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Brenna Nicole Peterson Allman
Dec 10, 2006 - June 15, 2009

Brenna Nicole Peterson Allman, 2, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, June 15, 2009, in Corsicana. She was born Dec. 10, 2006, in Garland. She is survived by parents, Jessica and Raymond Allman Jr. of Corsicana; brother, Corbin Allman of Corsicana; maternal grandparents, Dusty and Janet Peterson of Corsicana; paternal grandparents, Raymond Allman Sr. of Seymore and Joyce Allman of Houston; maternal great-grandparents, Charles Jr. and Helen Bellman of Ocean Springs, Miss., and Berry and Patsy Daniel of Mabank; paternal great-grandfather, Oscar Green of Madisonville; uncles, Jacob Peterson, Devin Peterson and Russell Allman, all of Corsicana; aunt, Elicia Allman of Houston; and numerous other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by maternal great-grandmother, Hazel Flick; and paternal great-grandmother, Peggy Green. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 19, at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Don Bourland officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris Fielden, Kenny Daniel, PD Cook and Alika Cruz. Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Allman Jr., Dusty Peterson, Jacob Peterson, Devin Peterson, Russell Allman, Paul Slaughter, Berry Daniel and Roy Dewberry. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Citizens National Bank in care of Dusty Peterson. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Victoria Lynn Marie Gontscharow
Jan 21, 2000 - May 3, 2009

Victoria Lynn Marie Gontscharow, 9, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2009, at Fort Lewis, Wash., following an 18-month battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 21, 2000, at Fort Irwin, Calif., to U.S. Army Spc. Thomas Gontscharow of Kenosha, Wis., and Jennifer Kilger Gontscharow of Corsicana. She is survived by her parents and her sisters, Anna and Sophia. Also surviving her are her grandparents, Paul and Barbara Kilger of Corsicana; her great-grandfather, Fred Hayes of Corsicana; and her uncles, Donald and Stephen Kilger and their families; and numerous great-aunts and great-uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at First Baptist Church Chapel, located at the corner of West Collin and North 14th streets. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to any of the following organizations that provided so much support in the time preceding Vicky's death: the Ronald McDonald House, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the American Cancer Society, or Alex's Lemonade Stand (for childhood cancer research).

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Billy James Hardin
Feb 4, 1951 - June 18, 2009

Billy James Hardin, 58, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2009, at his residence. He was born on Feb. 4, 1951, in Corsicana. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother, and friend. He loved his family in his own special way. He worked as a diesel mechanic for over 20 years which he loved. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Oliver and Ozella Hardin. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Barbara Hardin of Corsicana; son, James Hardin and wife Tammy of Corsicana; daughters, Christina McManus and husband Scott of Mabank and Barbara Jean Mullins and husband Thomas of Robinson; granddaughters, Nina Pope and Bailey Sue Hardin of Corsicana; grandsons, Blair Wesley Hardin of Corsicana, Billy Grant McManus and Coy Ryan McManus of Mabank; great-grandchild, Keeghan Pope of Corsicana; sisters, Frances Marie Laroe and Sandra Kay Bass of Tyler, and Peggy Sullivan of Thornton; brothers, Sam Hardin of Earlsboro, Okla., Tommy Hardin, Ben Hardin and George Wesley "Dino" Hardin of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 19, at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 5 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Bill Honea officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Parkland Memorial Hospital Burn Center, 5201 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75235 or to the American Cancer Society, 1301 S. Broadway, Tyler, TX 75701. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Joan (Robinson) Mahoney
Feb 1, 1933 - June 19, 2009

Joan Mahoney, 76, of Bedford passed away on Friday, June 19, 2009 in Fort Worth. She was born on Feb 1, 1933 in Barry. Mrs. Mahoney was a member of the Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Mahoney and her parents, Buel and Ima Robison. She is survived by her daughters, Dianne Byrd and husband Donald of Salinas, Cailf., Gail Bennett and husband Daniel of Watauga, and Donna Shelton and husband Randy of Stephenville; son, Steve Mahoney of Hurst; grandchildren, Robert Bennett and wife Deanna of Fort Worth, Travis Day and wife Heather of Fort Worth, Sarah Bennett of College Station, Keith Byrd and Jeff Byrd of Salinas, Calif., Jake Mahoney and Faith Mahoney of Hurst, Eric Shelton and Rachel Shelton of Stephenville, and great grandchildren; Johnny Bennett, Blake Day, and Payton Day of Fort Worth. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan Rogers officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Robert Bennett, Travis Day, Keith Byrd, Jeff Byrd, Jeremy Cox, Josh House, Jason Shomper, and Justin Ripple. Memorial contribution may be made to the Vitas Hospice of Fort Worth.

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Wiley Hilgard Croom
Jan 3, 1916 - June 21, 2009

Wiley Hilgard Croom, 93, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, June 21, 2009, in Corsicana. He was born Jan. 3, 1916, in Oxford, Ark., to Ben and Attie Croom. He was a member of North Beaton Church of Christ.He is survived by children, Eileen and David Huff of Killeen and David and Vicky Croom of Corsicana; grandchildren, David Logan Huff, Brenna Croom and Jonthan Croom; and numerous nieces and nephews.Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, at Wolf Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. ∞

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Carl M. Hagle
Mar 17, 1921 - June 17, 2009

Col. (retired) Carl M. Hagle, 88, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2009. Carl was born in Dawson on March 17, 1921, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Mack Hagle. He attended Corsicana High School, where he then married his longtime childhood sweetheart, Joyce Evelyn Parker. Carl and Joyce were married for over 67 years. In September 1940, he entered the Army Air Corps and became an aviation cadet in November 1942. In June 1943, he completed Advanced Pilot Training School at Turner Air Force Base, Georgia, where he received his wings and was commissioned a second lieutenant. Carl served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He flew 38 combat missions and logged over 100,000 flying hours in the military. Carl retired as base commander of McConnell AFB, Wichita, Kan., in 1971. He returned to San Antonio for the next 38 years. Carl Hagle was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Alzafar Shrine for over 50 years, a member of the Golf Unit for 47 years, and a member of the San Antonio Daedalians. He was also a member of the Coker United Methodist Church. Carl was an avid golfer and loved to fish. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Juanita Hagins and Gladys Smalling; and his son, Lt. Col. (retired) Donald H. Hagle.Carl is survived by his wife, Joyce; sons, Roy David Hagle and Michael K. Hagle; daughter, Holly D. Hagle; daughter-in-law, Lynette Hagle; grandchildren, Kerri and her husband Dane Bear, Kasey Hagle and Geoffrey Hagle, and their mother, Merri Hagle; and great-grandson, Gavin Lawrence Bear. Services are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, at Porter Loring North Chapel with Pastor Barbara R. Galloway officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. The family has asked in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Donald Hagle Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Grapeland Methodist Church, P.O. Box 457, Grapeland, TX 75844; and Shriners Hospital for Children, 901 N. Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78232. Arrangements with Porter Loring Mortuary North, San Antonio. ∞

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Troy Don Lout
Oct 25, 1974 - June 18, 2009

Troy Don Lout passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2009, in Corsicana. He was born Oct. 25, 1974, in Irving. He is survived by his mother, Virginia Lout of Aztec, N.M.; sister, Amber Francisco of Aztec, N.M.; and grandparents, Jesse and Eloise Garman of Corsicana and James Louise Williams of Odessa. He was preceded in death by his father, Curtis Lout. A memorial service was held Sunday, June 21, at North Beaton Church of Christ. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Kelly Don Berry
May 5, 1936 - June 24, 2009

Don Berry, 73, of Kerens passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 26, at Paschal Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Anthony Capehart, Scott Yates, Aaron Yates, Larry Ballard, Jeffery Hodge and Monte Huggins. Mr. Berry was born May 5, 1936, in Kerens. He spent 36 years with the Texas National Guard in Corsicana. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Lucille Berry; and granddaughter, Baylor Brooks. Survivors include his wife, Penne Berry of Kerens; daughter, Kim Yates of Austin; son, Bruce Berry of Spring; daughter and son-in-law, Teri and James Inmon of Kerens; stepsons and wives, Scott and Linda Brooks and Craig and Jennifer Brooks, all of Corsicana; sisters, Judy Hodge of Corsicana and Carolyn Franklin and Pat Huggins, both of Kerens; grandchildren, Brittany Yates of Arlington, Aaron Yates of San Marcos, Mikayla Berry of Spring, Jake Berry of Spring, Sarah Brooks, Raygan Brooks, Bree Brooks, Branch Brooks and Bailey Saunders, all of Corsicana, and Molly and Kelton Inmon of Kerens. Memorials may be made to the KESA Scholarship Fund. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Libbie A. Worthen-Reynolds
Aug 1, 1917 - June 22, 2009

Libbie A. Reynolds of Corsicana passed away on Monday, June 22, 2009, in Corsicana. She was born on Aug. 1, 1917, in Winnsboro. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Corsicana. Mrs. Reynolds was preceded in death by her first husband, William B. Worthen; second husband, the Rev. Carl Reynolds; and two brothers. She is survived by her son, William B. Worthen and wife Gail of Corsicana; grandson, Trevor Worthen and wife Jennifer of Waco; granddaughters, Diane Worthen of Corsicana and Avery and Mary Grace Worthen of Waco; daughter-in-law; Helen Reynolds of Dallas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 29, at Harmony Cemetery in Winnsboro with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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