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Lois Inez (Scroggins) Bell
Apr 5, 1923 - Nov 16, 2010
 
Lois Inez Scroggins Bell, 87, passed away November 16, 2010 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. She was born April 5, 1923 to William Jasper Scroggins and Addie Lee Hosea in Waller, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughters; Glenda Sanders and Brenda Hamlin; grandsons; Kevin Lee Williams, Cody Hardcastle, and Micheal Martin; and great-granddaughter April Bryant.

She is survived by daughters; Wanda Hudson and husband Troy, Debra Holloway and husband, Gary, all of Corsicana; son Tommy DeWayne Hardcastle of Willis, Texas; sisters; Verna Gyger of Prairie Lee, Texas, Edith Shipley of Hempstead, Texas , and Annie Ruth Merlo of Austin, Texas; brother, Charles Scroggins of Waller, Texas. and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great- grandchildren.

She attended First Baptist Church in Mildred and later after moving to Heritage Oaks Retirement Village she attended Grace Community Church. Mrs. Bell was a homemaker most of her life and worked as a seamstress for many years.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Corley Funeral Home and a graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 2:00pm with Pastor Steve Hayes officiating.

Memorials may be made to the general fund at Grace Community Church, 227 N. Beaton, Corsciana, Texas 75110.

Marvin Eugene McGahan
Mar 17, 1985 - Nov 15, 2010

Mr. Marvin Eugene McGahan, 25, of Corsicana passed away on Monday, November 15, 2010 in Corsicana. He was born on March 17, 1985 in Corsicana to Marvin Lee McGahan and Leslie Jean Henderson McGahan.
He was a member of Northside Assembly of God church. He worked as a general laborer on various types of jobs.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather; Doyle McGahan, and maternal grandmother; Sue Henderson.
He is survived by his father; Marvin Lee McGahan of Corsicana, mother ; Leslie Jean Tillett and husband Craig of Wachese, NC., sisters; Michelle Anderson of Trinidad and Ashley Bell and husband Joey of Corsicana, paternal grandmother; Bobbie Rolfe and husband Harry of Spring, maternal grandmother; Doris Henderson of Trinidad, maternal grandfather; Ronnie Henderson of Mabank, nephews; Payton Anderson, Kaden Anderson, and David Bell of Corsicana, nieces; Jael Anderson, Lexi Bell, Joley Bell, and Emma Bell of Corsicana, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a special friend; Heather Smith of Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at Northside Assembly of God with the Rev. James Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Rick Hocker, Wesley McDonald, Joey Bell, Ronnie Patterson, Leslie Patterson, Carl Mishler, Doyle McGahan, and Nathan Henderson.
Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation at 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 or by going to www.kidney.org.

Bessie Viola Whitener
Mar 23, 1920 - Nov 15, 2010

Mrs. Bessie Viola Whitener, 90, of Kirbyville, Texas died Monday, November 15, 2010 at Rosewood Assisted Living Center in Jasper, Texas. She was born March 23, 1920.

She is survived by her son, Joe whitener and wife Phyllis of Kirbyville; 3 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at Adams EE Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville with burial at 4:00 P.M. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Kerens, Texas. Local arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Vera Mae (McAdams) Scoggins-Dixon
Dec 4, 1915 - Nov 14, 2010

Mrs. Vera Mae Dixon, 94, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, November 14, 2010 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born December 4, 1915 in Emhouse, Texas to Hugh Samuel and Mattie Lee McAdams. She spent most of her years around Navarro County. She was a wonderful mother to her nine children and a loving grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a baby-sitter to many children over the years who also called her “Grandma”. She loved being surrounded by people, especially her family. She was a Baptist and a long-time member of a local church. She married Ira Russell Scoggins, father of her children, on August 27, 1932 and remarried B. F. “Pete” Dixon on August 28, 1961.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; children, Ora Lee Boren, James Russell, Troy Wayne Scoggins, Shirley Ann Scoggins and Roy Lee Scoggins; grandsons, Keith Dawson and Christopher Scoggins; great-grandson, Cody Becker; and four sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by children, Glen Scoggins of Corsicana, Billie Grounds and husband James of Bellville, Texas, Betty Morton and husband Gerald of Dresden and Connie Morton and husband Percy of Dresden; 14 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and brother, Harvey McAdams of Corsicana.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Dresden Cemetery with Bro. Lain Teel Officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Alma Laura (Bradshaw) Ward
Oct 15, 1967 - Nov 10, 2010

Alma Laura Bradshaw Ward, age 43, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at her residence in Corsicana. She was born October 15, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan to Garvin and Diane Bradshaw.

She was survived by 4 sisters, Jane Bradshaw of Sierra Vista, Az., Rebecca Baskin of Blooming Grove, Tx., Suzanne Michael of Paris, Tx., and Jacque Bradshaw of Arlington, Tx.; 2 brothers, Matthew Bell of McKinney, Tx., and Raymond Bradshaw of Detroit, Michigan; and a niece Amy Baskin of Blooming Grove, Tx.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

Mary Lou (Hughes) Matlock
Sept 21, 1913 - Oct 29, 2010

Mary Lou Hughes Matlock was born September 21, 1913 in Marshall, Texas to Idella Jones and Frances Asbury Hughes. She died on October 29, 2010 in Austin, Texas.

Mary Lou had two older brothers and one younger sister, Carrie Hughes Puckett. She learned to sew, garden, cook, can, preserve, make jelly, jams and dry fruits. She joined the 4-H Club where she won many cash prizes including one of only 25 state Gold Star awards. She graduated as valedictorian at Harlton High School. Using prize money she had saved, she paid for her first semester of college at East Texas Baptist College and graduated valedictorian in August 1932. She entered SMU and graduated in August 1934, with a Bachelor of Arts and Science, a complete business course, requirements for pre-law and pre-med, permanent high school and elementary school certifications and five M awards in women’s intramurals.

She was given a contract for one-year cadet teaching with pay $40 per month the first semester and $50 the second. At the end of the year, she became a full time teacher for $100 per month. She continued her education earning a master’s degree from SMU with her thesis on Dr. George Washington Carver, whom she personally interviewed.

On November 10, 1943, in Dallas, Mary Lou married Joseph Dixon Matlock. They settled in Newport News, Virginia, where Dixon served in the army’s embarkation center. As a WWII army wife, Mary Lou called on families of wounded or dead soldiers to explain the services provided by the army, joined the Grey Ladies to help serve coffee and doughnuts to debarking and returning soldiers, rolled bandages five days a week and knitted scarves and mittens for soldiers. Mary Lou helped many Texans coming through feel welcome.

In 1947, the Matlocks came back to Texas where Dixon had a job teaching history at UT. Mary Lou substituted as substitute teachers were scarce. Dr. I. I. Nelson offered her a job teaching science at University Junior High. She requested math classes. During 12 years at UJH and 14 at Martin Junior High, Mary Lou mentored numerous student and young teachers including Penny Burleson Miller, Janie Maldonado, Glenda Hunt Black, Becky Maxey Shelton, Mary Louise Schawe, Ann Fallin Rogers and Marcia Hearon Lind. She also supervised graduate students and wrote “Classroom Control” to help student teachers with discipline.

Mary Lou was active with professional development. She attended local workshops, for three years was chairman of Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics, attended National Council of Teachers of Mathematics meetings and was on programs of both. She presented to UT classes in person and on tape. Dr. Irby Carruth named her to his first Superintendent’s Council and she served many years leading to passing social security, negotiating salaries and getting paychecks before holidays. She spent many years on various legislative committees. As one of ten founders of the Austin Area Federal Teachers Credit Union, she proudly held passbook #3.

Mary Lou received lifetime memberships in PTA’s of four schools where she taught. She was a 50-year member of Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International and received the Chapter Achievement Award. She was a longtime member of Austin Retired Teachers Association and Texas Retired Teachers Association, the University Ladies Club and its travel and stitchery groups, the Optimistic Garden Club, and the American Association of University Women.

She received her first camera in 1933 and presented hundreds of slide shows for Austin groups. She served on the board of the Senior Citizens Center and organized the Arm Chair Travel Group. She was awarded the Senior Working for Seniors Award.

Mary Lou touched many lives in a positive way. She thoroughly enjoyed her 90th birthday party attended by 200 friends.

Mary Lou is survived by nieces and nephews; Jane Gore (Don), Walter Saunders, Jr. (Mary Lelia), Ouida Smith, Steve Smith (Alice), Stan Smith, Mike Gregory (Delaney), Phillip Mitchell (Diane) and Marcella Houston (Ken) and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Dr. Laura Guerrero and to longtime friends Tom & Marie Brown, Julie & Eric Pastor, Glenda & Joe Black and Margaret Jensen.

A private family burial in Frost, Texas is planned. Memorials may be made to the Austin Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Foundation; Linda Harvey; 5602 Westminster Drive; Austin, TX 78723.

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Rufus Loyd Davidson
May 11, 1927 - Oct 8, 2010

Rufus Loyd Davidson, age 83, of Italy, passed away Friday, October 08, 2010 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab. Loyd was born May 11, 1927 in Frost. He retired from Italy High School after 30 years of service. He loved Italy Athletics and all of the students. He was a member of the Central Baptist Church of Italy. Loyd was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include his loving wife, Frances Davidson of Italy; one son, Harris Davidson and his wife Jovita and three grandchildren, Cruz, Anjelica and Joshua all of Mesquite; one brother, Jack Waldon Davidson of Brownsboro and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Sunday, October 10, 2010 at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy.

Funeral services will be 1PM Monday, October 11, 2010 at the George Scott Memorial Gym with Brother Ronnie Dabney officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Cate, Kip Finley, Lynn Lambert, Michael Chambers, Don Watt and Dennis Crecilius.

Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

Pearl (Bullock) Phillips-Tucker
July 27, 1935 - Jan 12, 2002

Pearl Phillips Tucker, age 66, of Dardanelle died Saturday, January 12, 2002 at the Dardanelle Hospital. Mrs. Tucker was born July 27, 1935 in Frost, Texas to the late George Dewey and Ila Estes Blevins Bullock. She retired after 25 years as a health care assistant and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dardanelle.

Survivors are a daughter, Debbie Strait of Carrollton, Texas; four sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Marcia Phillips of Waverly, Nebraska, Jackie and Karen Phillips of Dardanelle, George and Sharon Phillips of Russellville, Kevin and Debra Phillips of Broadway, Virginia; a sister, June Day of Amarillo, Texas; a brother, Bill Bullock of San Antonio, Texas and six grandsons.

Services were Tuesday, January 15, 2002, 10:00 a. m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Dardanelle with Rev. James Lowe officiating. Interment was Wednesday, January 16, 2002, 2:00 p. m. at East Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford, Texas by Cornwell Funeral Service in Dardanelle. Pallbearers were Brandon Ward, Bryce Phillips, Kyle Phillips, George Phillips, Kevin Phillips, Robert Phillips, Jackie Phillips. Honorary were members of the First Assembly of God Church in Dardanelle. (Yell County Record, Danville, Arkansas: Obituary was published on Wednesday, January 16, 2002)


J. D. "Jay" Wickware
Mar 18, 1960 - Oct 9, 2010

Mr. J. D. “Jay” Wickware, 50, of Frost, passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

He was born March 18, 1960, in Amarillo to Rebecca and Jerry Wickware. Mr. Wickware was a long-time resident of the community, living in Frost for 25 years. In 1986, he met his future wife, Sandra Dotson, in Corsicana. They married in 1989 and started their business, Corsicana Tees, in Corsicana in 1991. He was devoted to his family and dedicated to his business. In his spare time, he was an avid golfer.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Sandra Wickware of Frost; sons, Brandon Neasby and wife Jenny of Springfield, Mo., Blaine Neasby and wife Candice of Springfield, Mo., and Jeffrey Wickware and wife Aubree of Frost; daughter, Amy Crayton and husband Sherman of Frost; parents, Rebecca Griffin of Frost, and Jerry Wickware of Springfield, Mo.; brother, Jeffrey W. Wickware of Springfield, Mo.; sister, Hellen Miller of Minneapolis, Minn.; six granddaughters and three grandsons.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at Frost Baptist Church with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Timmy Drago, Joe Longo, Mark Wood, Brandon Neasby, Jeffrey D. Wickware, and Sherman Crayton.

Honorary Pallbearers are Jeffrey W. Wickware and Bill Yoho.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

The Corsicana Daily Sun Mon Oct 11, 2010, 09:47 PM CDT
 


Jennifer Nicole Wright
June 19, 1989 - April 5, 2010

Jennifer Nicole Wright was born June 19, 1989 in Ft. Worth, TX passed away on April 5, 2010 in Dallas, TX. Jennifer is preceded in death by her Grandfather, Bert “Opa” Thomeer and Uncle, Steven Wright. Survived by Mother, Catherine Jowers and husband Jason of Frost, TX, Father, James Wright and wife Cathy of Arlington, TX and Fiance John Tigert of Duncanville. Brothers Michael Wright, Clinton Wright, sister, Carla Jowers, Brothers Jason Jowers, Kyle Glover, sister, Mindy Krenicki and husband Justin, Grandparents, Bill and Mahala Wright, Grandmother Meike Thomeer, 5 Uncles, 2 Aunts and numerous other family and friends. Services for Jennifer are scheduled for 1:30 pm at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Duncanville with burial to follow at Frost Cemetery, Frost, TX.

James Edward Woolley
July 30, 1923 - Aug 27, 2010

James Edward Woolley Born in Frost, Texas to P.L. and Cora Ponder Woolley on July 30, 1923, James Edward Woolley, age 87, passed away on Friday, August 27, 2010 in Georgetown, Texas. Educated in the Texas School System and after serving in the Air Force in World War II, he graduated from Southern Methodist University. He retired after working 40 years in the oil business for ARCO and Diamond Shamrock. Jim loved hunting and fishing and later took up golf with a passion. He enjoyed playing washers and started a washer group in Sun City. Jim was a good husband, a good father, a good brother and a good friend. We will all miss him. Jim is survived by his wife Nancy, son Jim and wife Jolene and two grandchildren, Matthew and Avery. Also surviving him are his sisters, Jackie Davis of Dallas, Jan and husband Larry Reed of Tunnel Hill, Georgia and Rita and husband, Kris Moore of Frost, Texas. He is also survived by his brother in law, John F. Clowe and wife Margie of Lilburn, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, Memorials in his name may be made to the Wesleyan Nursing Home, 2001 Scenic Dr., Georgetown, Texas 78626. Arrangments under the care and guidance of Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Dr., Georgetown, Texas 78633. (512) 869-7775 The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our Memorial Guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.
Published in Austin American-Statesman on August 28, 2010

 

Lee Roy Johnson
June 12, 1922 - Oct 24, 2010

Lee Roy Johnson, 88, passed away Oct. 24, 2010.

Mr. Johnson was born June 12, 1922, to the late Alonzo and Lillie Johnson. He confessed Christ at an early age, and was educated in the Round Rock Independent School District. He united in holy matrimony to Emma Mae Johnson on June 12, 1948. To that union a son, Adrain, was born. He was a faithful member of the Saints Delight United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School for 55 years. He was also a district delegate at numerous annual conferences of the United Methodist Church, where he also served as District Director of Lay Speaking, and Chairperson of Religion and Race. Mr. Johnson left an indelible mark on his family, friends and community. He worked for the Frost Independent School District as a custodian, bus driver and maintenance employee for more than 40 years until his retirement in 1989. He was also a long time volunteer scoreboard operator at Frost High School, where he never missed a single home game in 50 years. He was featured in a 2005 Corsicana Daily Sun article for his volunteer efforts.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Abraham and Alonzo, Jr.; and four sisters, Gertrude Haywood, Ruby Melrose, Fannie Hill, and Marjorie Johnson.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Mae; Son, Adrain and his wife Versie; Grandson, Jonathon; Great-grandchildren, Kaniyah and Jayveon; he is also survived by a sister, Sarah Shaw.

Visitation will be 5 to 6 p.m., and the wake will follow at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at Marshall and Marshall, Hillsboro Chapel; There will be an additional visitation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Frost ISD Performing Arts Center.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Frost Independent School District Performing Arts Center, with Pastor Roderick Miles officiating. Interment will follow at Ridge Park Cemetery in Hillsboro.

In lieu of flowers memorials in honor of the life and legacy of Lee Roy Johnson should be donated to the Sheppard Foundation/Lee Roy Johnson, Attn.: Joe Brooks, 616 Mills Place, Corsicana, Texas 75110; or the Education Foundation for the North Forest Independent School District, Attn.: Nakisha Myles, 6010 Little York Road, Houston, Texas 77016.

Arrangements by Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors.

Doris Jean (Crook) Tarkington
Oct 9, 1938 - Nov 3, 2010

Doris Jean Tarkington

Doris Jean Tarkington, 72, of Kerens passed away Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at her residence in Kerens.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at Paschal Funeral Home and will reconvene Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at the Prairie Point Cemetery Pavilion with the Rev. Tommy Carson officiating. Interment will be in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

Members of the Wortham Police Department will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Tarkington was born Oct. 9, 1938, in Kerens. She was a sewing machine operator at both Hagger and Marilyn Belts and Bags before settling into the role of housewife and Mom.

Mrs. Tarkington is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Elsie Crook; her sister, Nadine Johnson; and her husband of 53 years, Ross Tarkington.

She is survived by hers sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Cindy Tarkington of Dallas and Dale and Suzanne Tarkington of Kerens.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Ruby Faye Rhynes Evans
d. Nov 11, 2010

Ruby Faye Rhynes Evans, 62, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at Lifeline Fellowship Family Church with Bishop K.D. Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.

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Elton Mosley
d. Nov 14, 2010

Elton Mosley, 74, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be at noon Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at Ross and Johnson Mortuary with Pastor Gary Moore officiating. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.

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Mary Ella (Franks) Railey-Phillips
Oct 6, 1928 - Nov 18, 2010

Mrs. Mary Railey Phillips, 82, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at Scott & White Rehab Center in Waco.

She was born Oct. 6, 1928, in Corsicana to Clara and Thomas Franks. Mrs. Phillips was a member of Eastern Star, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Fannin PTA, and a supporter of 4H, the Baseball Youth League, and Campfire Youth. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church of Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edmund Railey in 1970; and husband, Raymond Phillips in 1987; brothers, Clifton Franks, Jasper Franks and Ershel T. Franks.

Survivors include her son, Eddie Railey of Corsicana; daughter, Melanie Hyder and husband Bill of Kerens; grandson, Blake Hyder of Denver, Colo.; step-grandchild, Bobbie Hyder of Waco; great-grandchildren, James Hyder of Kerens, and Justin Cooper of Fairfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary Colburn officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers are James Hyder, Blake Hyder, Neal Williams, Jackie Farmer, Billy Richards, and Jay Payne.

Memorial contributions may be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital at 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, Texas 75219.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Tommie Lee (Calvert) Bryant
Feb 28, 1944 - Sep 20, 2010

Tommie Lee Bryant “MaMaw”

Corsicana — Tommie Lee Bryant “MaMaw”, 66, of Corsicana, passed away Sept. 20, 2010, in Corsicana.

She was born Feb. 28, 1944, in Dallas to William A. and Laura Lou Calvert. She was known as "MaMaw" to everyone. She was a member of That Church and took orders for Angel Food Ministries. She enjoyed listening to Southern Joy. She was loved and will be missed for ever.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William A. “Buddy” Calvert and Laura “Lou” Powell Calvert; daughter, Tina Ann; two great grandchildren, Hunter and Kyle; and five brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her husband Bobby Bryant of Corsicana; children, Suzie McGee and husband Doyle of Corsicana, Laura Young and husband Alex of Red Oak, Patty Fosnight and husband James of Shamrock; sister, Bobbie Travis of Dallas; seven grandchildren, Jennifer and Tony Moreau, Tammie and Stephen Ammons, Sandra and Josh Blakeslee, and Robin and Andrew Perdue, Amy Young, Elizabeth Fosnight, Kaylee Fosnight; she is also survived by five great grandchildren Peyton, Conner, Abigale, Rebekah, and Kylee Camaro.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Mike Howell officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Timmy Calvert, and members of That Church. There will be one honorary pallbearer, Peyton McGee.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

September 21, 2010


Joe Glen Venable Sr.
Mar 15, 1945 - Mar 24, 2010

Joe Glen Venable Sr., 65, of Navarro Mills passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at his home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 26, at Wade Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Troy Sykes officiating. Masonic graveside services will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Justin Venable, Drew Wheeler, Wade Venable, Glen Fuller, Ken Haws and Dennis Shifflett. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Perry and Dugan Williamson.

Joe was born March 15, 1945, in Hillsboro to Ewell Glenn and Allie Jean (Smith) Venable. He was a graduate of Avalon High School and worked in A/C refrigeration the majority of his life. Joe also had roofed homes, worked at the Navarro Pecan Company in Corsicana and was the current owner of the Frog Branch Saloon in Malone. He was a Methodist and a Mason.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Christene Venable of Navarro Mills; son, Joe Glen Venable Jr. and wife Rhonda of Scurry; daughter, Michelle Thomas and husband Jeff of Palmer; daughter, Stephanie Wheeler and husband Chris of Krum; stepson, Daniel Keele and wife Amber of Azle; stepdaughter, Amanda Murrell and husband Kenneth of Huntington; and grandchildren, Justin Venable and wife Lana, Meagan Venable, Wade Venable, Drew Wheeler, Raylee Thomas, Danny and Ivie Keele, and Savannah, Bradley and Christopher Murrell.

Memorials may be made to Methodist Children’s Home, 1111 Herring Ave., Waco, TX 76708; Masonic Children and Family Services, 338 Grapevine Highway, Hurst, TX 76054; or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

Doris Alford Lewis
d. Mar 12, 2008

Doris Alford Lewis, 77, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at her residence. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Alfred Cox officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Evelyn “Tootsie” Cooper
d. Mar 10, 2008

Evelyn “Tootsie” Cooper, 81, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 10, 2008 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 11 a.m. today at Lifeline Fellowship Church, 5301 West Highway 31, with Pastor Charles Washington officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Nathaniel Kelly Jr.
Aug 14, 1928 - Mar 10, 2008

Nathaniel Kelly Jr., 79, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 10, 2008 at his residence. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Kelly Temple COGIC. Interment will follow at Timothy Cemetery in Timothy. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Hazel Andrews McNeeley
Mar 23, 1926 - Apr 30, 2010

Hazel Andrews McNeeley, age 84, passed away Friday, April 30. She was born March 23, 1926 in Elm Flat, Texas. Hazel was a graduate of Kerens High School. She married Robert (Bob) McNeeley in 1946 and chose to devote herself to her family as a homemaker; a decision for which her two sons will be forever grateful. She was a wonderful cook and found much joy in hosting family and friends in her home and making sure no one left hungry or empty-handed. Hazel was a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Kerens and was also a member of the Athens Chapter #177, Order of Eastern Star.

Hazel is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Elaine McNeeley of Granbury, and Bobby and Bonnie McNeeley of Eureka; granddaughters Dr. Wendy McNeeley of Brownwood, and Regina Rogers and husband William of Tehuacana; grandson Terry McNeeley and wife Marie of McKinney; great-granddaughters, Alex Garcia of Tehuacana and Chloe McNeeley of McKinney; sister, Barbara Dannelley and husband Rod of Ontario, California; brother-in-law, Ted McNeeley and wife Kaye of Corvallis, Oregon; sister-in-law Emilie McNeeley of Roseburg, Oregon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Hazel was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Bob McNeeley; granddaughter, Tammy McNeeley; parents, Clyde, Sr. and Gertha Andrews; brother, Clyde Andrews, Jr.; and sister-in-law Darlene Andrews.

The family requests that memorials be made to The Tammy McNeeley Memorial Scholarship at Texas Tech University, Box 42073, Lubbock, TX 79409, the Kerens First Baptist Church Building Fund, or charity of your choice.

Family visitation will be held Sunday, May 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, May 3, at Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens with Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Long Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dwain Andrews, Shane Gormly, Chad Gormly, Norton Conner, Eddie McNeese and Derek Kamp.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens, Texas

Ethel "Mae" (Lively) Reed
Mar 8, 1950 - June 15, 2010

Services for Ethel “Mae” Lively Reed, 60, of Tyler, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 18, at Christ Episcopal Church, 118 S. Bois d’Arc Ave., Tyler, with the Rev. Kirkland Knight and the Rev. Dr. Stephen Stine officiating. Ethel went to the Lord on Tuesday, June 15, 2010.

She was born March 8, 1950, in Elmwood to Robert Bee Lively and Lady Bell Ward Lively.

Ethel is survived by her husband Toby Reed of Tyler; sons, David Eastman of Seagoville, Christopher Eastman of Columbus, Ohio, Benjamin Reed and wife Julia and Stephen Reed and wife Stephanie, all of Tyler; daughter, Angel Sironen and husband Louis of Arlington; Katherine Eastman of Columbus, Ohio; Opal Mae and Lena Jewel Roberts, her great-nieces; six grandchildren, Zeke, Blake, Emma Kate, Stephen “Scooter,” Austin and Stormy; and several nieces and nephews; sister, Lavenda Macias of Palestine; William Lively Jr. and wife Violet and Robert D. Lively and wife Margaret, all of Houston. She is also survived by her aunt, Vera Green of Palestine. She was preceded in death by her sister, Valda Phillips.

Ethel worked for many years with her husband, Toby, in his professional practice. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. She cherished her children and family and tirelessly, in all her efforts in life, tried to show this love for them all.

Pallbearers will be Allen Friberg, Shelly Smyth, Pete Mendolia, Robert Reed, Benjamin Reed and Stephen Reed.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, Tyler.

Interment will be at Younger Cemetery in Silver City.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ethel’s behalf to the Christ Church Building Fund or the Audubon Society.

Arrangements by Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler

Barbara Jo (Patrick) Whisnant
Aug 18, 1956 - Oct 7, 2010

Barbara Jo Whisnant

Corsicana — Barbara Jo Whisnant, 54, passed away Oct. 7, 2010, in Corsicana.

She was born Aug. 18, 1956, in Corsicana, to John Patrick and Nanny Evans Patrick.

Survivors include her children, Michael Wheat, Christopher Wheat and Cody Watts, all of Corsicana; mother, Aline Burch of Corsicana; sisters, Kay Patrick of Corsicana, Mary Muhvich of Saginaw, Minn. and Diana Farrar of Corsicana; brother, Thomas G. Patrick of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; she is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 9 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8th, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside Services will be at 11 a.m. at Younger Cemetery with Ruthie Edwards officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Corsicana Daily Sun


Cora L. "Bill" Berry
Feb 22, 1906 - Apr 10, 1989

Mrs. Cora L. (Bill) Berry, 83, of Dawson, died April 10, 1989 at Hubbard Hospital.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dawson Church of Christ with Br. Charles Gibson officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Dawson Church of Christ. She was a lifelong resident of the Dawson and Hubbard area. She had lived in Dawson for the past 60 years. She was born Feb. 22, 1906.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Berry, in 1966.
Survivors include one son, Billy Mack Berry of Rose Hill, Kan.; one sister, Mrs. Flora Garner of Dawson; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Conrad Newton III, Wilmer Hale, Stringer Jenkins, Steven Neesmith, Kenneth Neesmith, L.A. Corbin, Danny Neesmith, James Etter and Raymond.

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Monte Sedgeley
Feb 14 - March 27, 1916

Corsicana Daily Sun
March 27, 1916

DIED SUDDENLY IN ARKANSAS

Monte Sedgeley Passes Away While Among Strangers

Mrs. S. J. Van Nort was notified by telegram Saturday night that her son Monte Sedgeley, had died suddenly in El Dorado, Ark., while stopping at a hotel there.
The body was shipped from there to Corsicana at 6:30 this morning and will arrive here tonight or tomorrow morning, and the funeral will take place sometime tomorrow afternoon.
The deceased was reared in Corsicana and was 41 years of age on the 14th of last February. He had been in ill health for several years, but all the while led a most active life as a traveling representative of various newspapers and at the time of his death was with Colliers' Weekly. He was of a genial disposition, bright of mind and made friends wherever he went. In Corsicana, where he grew to manhood, he has many old school mates and friends who will regret to learn of his death and who will always cherish his memory.
Besides his wife, who arrived from Houston this afternoon where they made their home, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. S. J. Van Nort, a sister, Mrs. W. J. Seelig, a brother, Harry Sedgeley, and a half brother, Lee Van Nort. The friends of all of these sympathize with them in their sorrow, and they especially do so with the venerable mother, to whom the death came as a severe and unexpected shock.

 

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Ethel (Douglas) Whiddon
abt 1885 - Oct 6, 1974

Corsicana Daily Sun
October 15, 1974

OBITUARY

Mrs. Ethel Whiddon

Services were Oct. 8 for Mrs. Ethel Douglas Whiddon of Gainesville, a former resident of Corsicana and wife of the late Dr. Rufus Whiddon.
Survivors include four children, Mrs. B. R. Gusewelle of Hot Springs, Ark.; Rufus Whiddon of Houston, Douglas Whiddon of Wichita Falls, and Mrs. Brown of Fort Worth, Mrs. T. N. Jackson of Galveston, Miss Emma Douglas of Corsicana; two brothers, Roy Douglas of Conroe and Horace Douglas of Corsicana.
 

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Robert E. Douglas
d. Mar 14, 1970

Corsicana Daily Sun
March 15, 1970


Robert Douglas Dies Saturday

Robert E. Douglas 1125 W. 5th Ave., died at 9 a.m. Saturday in Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Griffin Funeral Home chapel. Dr. Lively Brown
will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Bob Potts, and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Robert E. Jr., of Bainbridge, Ga.; one daughter, Mrs. Temple Bowling, Bergstram AF Base of Austin; two brothers, Horace of Corsicana and Roy of Conroe; four sisters, Miss Emogene Douglas, Corsicana; Mrs. Marcia Brown, Dallas; Mrs. Ethel Whiddon, Gainesville and Mrs. T. N. Jackson, Galveston.
Also surviving are six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Pallbearers will be J. D. Dowd, D. A. Nichols, J. C. Roe, Robert Bittner, Don Lake and Steve Bowling. Serving as honorary
pallbearers will be J. H. Sullivan, C. C. Weatherford and members of the Friendly Sunday School
class of First Baptist Church.

 

James Huey Douglas
 

JAMES HUEY DOUGLAS

Out-of-Town Friends and Relatives Attend Douglas Funeral

Out-of-town relatives and friends here Sunday for the funeral of the late Mr. J. H. Douglas were:
J. H. Douglas, Jr., St. Louis, Mo; Dr. and Mrs. Rufus C. Whiddon and daughter, Miss Louisa Whiddon of Gainesville, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Douglas, Anahuac, Texas; H. B. Douglas, Fort Worth; Mr. and Mrs. Allyn Douglas and son Allyn Jr., Mrs. Marcia Brown, Misses Eleanor and Frances Brown, B. O., Ed and Francis Brown, Mrs. Allie M. Van Nort and Walter M. Van Nort, all of Dallas.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Douglas, Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Manfred and son Chas. Jr., New York; Mrs. Roy Phillips and son, Royal Phillips, Mrs. Ida Kennedy, Mrs. Laura Reed and son, Charles Reed of Tyler; Mr. and Mrs. Richmond Allen, Ennis, and Mrs. Jno. Monroe, Wortham.
 

Columbus Brown
d. 1900

BROWN - Corsicana., Tex., July 28. - Columbus Brown aged 73, a colored farmer of the Kerens neighborhood, died at his home last night and was buried today. Deceased left an estate valued at over $25,000. A considerable portion of it was cash. He left no will.

The Dallas Morning News - Aug 1, 1900


Mrs. L. F. Watkins

WATKINS - Corsicana, Tex., July 29. - Mrs. L. F. Watkins died at the residence of Mrs. Mollie White, No 912 South Eighteenth street, last night. and was buried this afternoon at 6 o'clock in Oakwood Cemetery.

The Dallas Morning News - Aug 1, 1900


Lillie Geraldean (Minefee) Putman
Mar 15, 1931 - Nov 13, 2010

Lillie Geraldean Putman, 79, passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at her home surrounded by family and friends.

She was born March 15, 1931, in Barry. She was the daughter of Joe and Lillie Minefee. Geraldean was very active at First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove, where she served on various committees throughout her lifetime. She adored her husband Ralph, was an exceptional mother to her children and a cherished “MeMa” to her grandchildren.

Geraldean was preceded in death by her father, Joe Minefee; mother, Lillie Minefee; stepmother, Emma Lee Minefee; brother, Junior Minefee; and granddaughter Jennifer Gibson.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Ralph; daughters, Doris Lynch and husband Ron of Corsicana, Pam Gibson and husband Mike of Corsicana, Diane Gibson and husband Jim of Red Oak; son, Jimmy Putman and wife Jayme of Navarro Mills; grandchildren, Kerri Lynch Barham and husband Scott of Corsicana, Matt Lynch and wife Kristen of Blooming Grove, Michael Gibson and wife Natalie of Houston, Amye Putman DeChaume and husband Hubert of Dawson, Rusty Putman of Corsicana, Shane Gibson and wife Melissa of Red Oak, Christy Gibson Praytor and husband Eddie of Fairfield; fourteen great grandchildren; sisters, Laverne “Sis” Fullerton of Corsicana, and Oda Lee Nutt and husband Ray of Athens; she is also survived by her brother, James Minefee and wife Karri of Teague.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

A celebration of Geraldean's life will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at the First Baptist Church, 205 E. Second St., Blooming Grove. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the Deacons of First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove, Ricki Crenshaw, Don McGraw, Jake Melton, Larry Farish, Roland Southard, Boyd Bryant, Roy Harris, Billy Nelson, Ricky McGraw and Bubba Fitzgerald.

The family wishes to express their love and gratitude to Nancy Melton who so faithfully loved, cherished and cared for our wonderful wife and mother. Heartfelt love and gratitude to Sarah Keele and Shawnda Witherspoon with Hospice of Cedar Lake for their patience and loving care given to our wife and mother.

"You can't lose someone if you know where they are going."

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove, or to Texas Alzheimer's Association, 7610 N. Stemmons, Ste. 600, Dallas TX 75207, or Hospice of Cedar Lake, 625 N. Main St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana. ∞

George Walker Meriwether

Corsicana — George Walker Meriwether, 63, of Corsicana passed away Nov. 25, 2010, at home with his wife by his side and surrounded by family. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at the First Independent Baptist Church with Pastor Donald Lacey officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
 

Thomas Michael Ferguson
July 18, 1977 - Nov 25, 2010

Thomas Michael Ferguson, 33, of Corsicana, passed away on Nov. 25, 2010, in Centerville.

Thomas was born on July 18, 1977, in Nacogdoches to David Glenn and Terry (McSwain) Ferguson. He attended school in Corsicana and later worked as a technician for a telecommunications company. Thomas was of the Assembly of God faith.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Terry Ferguson; wife, Jessica Lee (Anderson) Ferguson; and by his brother, Joseph Bryan Ferguson.

Survivors include his father, David Ferguson and wife Lora of Sugar Land; son, Jonathan David Ferguson of Corsicana; brothers, David Ferguson of Dallas, and Chris Ferguson and wife Chrissie also of Dallas; he is also survived by numerous other friends and family.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at the Younger Cemetery, located in the Silver City Community outside of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Walters Funeral Home, Centerville.

 

Roy Reese Hines, Sr.
Feb 23, 1916 - Nov 29, 2010

Roy Hines Sr., resident of Corsicana, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, in Corsicana at the age of 94.

He was born in Gallatin, Tenn., on Feb. 23, 1916, to Oliver and Isabell Hines. He served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corp. Roy was dedicated and loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Lona Hines of Corsicana; children, Mary Stout and husband Dan, Ann Riddle and husband Larry, and Roy Hines Jr., and wife Chris; he was blessed with seven grandchildren, Tammy Thomas, Reese Hines and wife Lori, Brandy Thompson and husband Lowell, John Riddle and wife Stephanie, Kirt Stout and wife Tori, Scott Riddle and wife Dana, and Greg Riddle and wife Mandy; he was also blessed with ten great grandchildren, Angel, Cassie, Emily, Sara, Lauren, Kieley Eli, Kirt Jr., Garrett, and Harley; and he is also survived by his step great grandchildren, Aly, Alex, Chance, Mason, Gregory, Grace, Trinaty, and Chace.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery with Military Honors. Serving as pallbearers will be Reese Hines, Kirt Stout Jr., John James, K.C. Johnson, Lowell Thompson, and Scott Riddle. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Lovelace and Justin Koym.

Arrangements by Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Ronny “Curly” Wayne Ross
Mar 11, 1943 - Nov 27, 2010

Ronny “Curly” Wayne Ross, 67, passed away Nov. 27, 2010, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born March 11, 1943, to William McClain and Pauline Liza Ross in Dublin.

Mr. Ross served on the Dallas Police Department for 30 years and retired at the rank of Sergeant. He was a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War, and received a Bronze Star for his service in the Army. After retiring in 2002, he moved to Blooming Grove with his wife Barbara. He became a very active member in First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove, and was loved and admired by all who knew him. He gave of himself to everyone in need and was known as a very selfless individual.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; his son, Randy Ross; daughter, Rhonda and husband Matt Welch; grandsons, Will and Cade Welch; sister, Yvonne Maynard; niece, Debbie Slaton; mother-in-law, Mildred Kribbs; Curly is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

The family is having a private graveside service at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery with a police escort and military honors.

A celebration service of the life of Ronny Wayne Ross will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Navarro Unit Memorials, 1000 W. Second Ave., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Arthur Nan Susan Patrick Jr.
Jan 20, 1920 - Nov 26, 2010

Arthur N.S. Patrick, Jr., passed away on Nov. 26, 2010, at Providence Hospital in Waco.

He was born Jan. 20, 1920, in Waco to Arthur N.S. Patrick and Effie Middleton Patrick. Mr. Patrick's father was a telegrapher for the Southern Pacific Railroad, which caused the family to be transferred from Texas to Louisiana, and then back to Texas. His summers were spent near Richland working for his grandfather. Mr. Patrick graduated from Brownsville High School and Brownsville Junior College. He attended the University of Texas in Austin. While at UT he won the prestigious Loving Cup of College for debate.

Mr. Patrick was then called to service by our nation during World War II, in which he served four years in the U.S. Army Air Force. He served in the Mediterranean, North Africa and Middle East theaters. He set into operation the Allies Meteorological Weather Station in North Africa, for which he received the prestigious award of The Legion of Merit. His other awards included the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign medal with two Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and Honorable Service Lapel Button W.W.II. After the war he lived in Wyoming until the request came from family members to return to Richland to help with the family business.

Mr. Patrick served as a director for the First National Bank in Richland in 1959. The bank moved to Corsicana in 1964 and became the Corsicana National Bank. Over the years he served in some capacity in Corsicana National Bank and Trust, First National Bank of Wortham, Powell Bank, First National Bank of Fairfield and Bank of Eustace.

Arthur Patrick spent many years as an active participant in the Navarro County Historical Society. He served as president for two terms. He was named Historian of the Year in 1982. He also served on the Navarro County Historical Commission. He was a active longtime member of the Richland Methodist Church serving as treasurer and chairman of the board.

Mr. Patrick also served as Mayor of Richland and was on the City Council for several years.

In his later years he enjoyed ranching and wildlife. He won the Outstanding Wildlife Conservation Award for Freestone County and Leon County in 1987.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Doris Fay Ivy Patrick of Richland; son, Stephen Patrick of Santa Fe, N.M.; daughter, Ann Littrell and husband Lee Edward Littrell, Sr., of Corsicana; grandchildren, Selena Mathis and husband Marshall Mathis, Jr., of Richland, and Lee-Edward Littrell, Jr., of Corsicana; great grandchildren, Makenzia Mathis and Marshall Mathis III of Richland.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Nancy Schusler, Bruce Thomas, and the Rev. Charles Kelly officiating. Pallbearers will be Phillip Ivy, Jay Tidwell, Troy Hudson Jr., Robert New, Jessie Jones, Gary Summeral and Kyle Ward. Honorary pallbearers are Tim Stites, Lyle Red, Warren Awalt, Tim Cooper, Sydney Ivy and Mackie Ivy.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Richland Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mary Margaret (Nail) Dunagan
Aug 10, 1920 - Nov 27, 2010

Mary M. Dunagan, 90, passed away Nov. 27, 2010. Survived by her son, Dana (Judy) Dunagan of Pueblo; brother, Jimmy (Elaine) Nail of Lubbock, Texas; grandchildren, Nathan L. Dunagan and Danell A. Dunagan-Valdez; great-grandchildren, Mathias Valdez and Jade C. Valdez; great-great grandchildren, Mario Valdez, Sophia Valdez and Zulema Valdez; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her husband, Truitt L. Dunagan.
Mary was born Aug. 10, 1920, in Wichita Falls, Texas to Clovis and Estella Nail. She retired from Tandy Corporation as an inspector.
Viewing from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, in Pueblo, Colo. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at Emmett Baptist Church, 744 Farm to Market Road, in Emmett, Texas. Interment, Emmett Cemetery.

 

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Mary M. Dunagan, 90, passed away Nov. 27, 2010, in Pueblo, Colo.

Mary was born Aug. 10, 1920, in Wichita Falls to Clovis and Estella Nail. She retired from Tandy Corporation as an inspector.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Truitt L. Dunagan.

Survivors include her son, Dana Dunagan and wife Judy of Pueblo Colo.; brother, Jimmy Nail and wife Elaine of Lubbock; grandchildren, Nathan L. Dunagan and Danell A. Dunagan-Valdez; great grandchildren, Mathias Valdez and Jade C. Valdez; great great grandchildren, Mario Valdez, Sophia Valdez and Zulema Valdez; she is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at Emmett Baptist Church with the Rev. Floyd Petersen officiating. Interment will be at Emmett Cemetery, in Emmett.

Arrangements by Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, Pueblo, Colo.

Local arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Lolene (Edmonds) Young
Oct 12, 1922 - Nov 28, 2010

Lolene Young, 88, former resident of Corsicana, and current resident of Electra, passed away Nov. 28, 2010, at the Electra Health Care Center.

Lolene was born Oct. 12, 1922, in Pilot Point, to Olen Edmonds and Loloa Bearden Edmonds. She and Geoffrey Young were married July 25, 1944, in DeKalb. Geoffrey preceded her in death on April 13, 2005. Mrs. Young was employed as the church secretary for the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana and retired in 1969. She was very active at the First United Methodist Church, WYO and Meals on Wheels. She loved to do needle point, however, her grandchildren were her most important hobby.

She was also preceded in death by a brother and sister.

Survivors include two daughters, Pam Storey of Spring, and Anne Hollis and husband Rick of Electra; one brother, Olen Medford; two granddaughters, Cindy and Tracey Storey; she is also survived by three grandsons, Geoffrey Storey, and Erik and Kiel Hollis.

The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76310 or to the First United Methodist Church, 1107 South Bailey Street, Electra, Texas 76360.

Arrangements by Aulds Funeral Home of Electra

John Albert Kamp
Dec 7, 1922 - Nov 26, 2010

John Albert Kamp, 87, passed away November 26, 2010 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 7, 1922 to Edward Albert and Freader Kamp in San Antonio, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; E.A. and Freader Kamp; his wife, Valleen Kamp; and his grandson, Steve Maxwell. He is survived by his son; Roy Kamp and wife Freida of Kerens, Texas, daughter, Joan Maxwell and husband, Marc of Kerens, Texas; son; Phil Kamp and wife, Sandy of Rockwall, Texas and daughter Adalia (Dee Dee) Ward of Red Oak, Texas; granddaughter Deena Davis and husband, Braz of Kerens, Texas; grandson, Derek Kamp and wife, Carol of Kerens, Texas; grandson, Lance Kamp and wife Shalocka of Kerens, Texas grandson, Jim Maxwell of Wimberly, Texas; granddaughter, Jennifer Farmer and husband, Stan; grandson, Brandon Simmons and wife, Liz of Roundrock, Texas, granddaughter, Emily Kamp of Rockwall, Texas and grandson, Andy Ward of Red Oak, Texas. Mr. Kamp is survived by 12 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Kamp worked most of his life for the City of Corsicana. He loved working in the yard and mowing the pastures, which he did up until the last few years. He spent many hours sitting on his porch visiting with his family and friends. He was a self educated, hard working man and he loved his family above all else.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 28, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Funeral service will be on Monday, November 29, 2010 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00am. Pastor Rick Lamb will be officiating. Pallbearers are Derek Kamp, Lance Kamp, Jim Maxwell, Braz Davis, Stan Farmer, Brandon Simmons and honorary pallbearer is Andy Ward.

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Vestal (Cagle) Harris
May 29, 1923 - Nov 24, 2010

Mrs. Vestal Harris, 87, retired real estate broker, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. The sixth of eight daughters, Vestal was born on May 29, 1923 to Wesley and Paul Cagle in Blooming Grove, Texas. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Corsicana.
Growing up in a large family, Vestal became an excellent cook. She enjoyed cooking until poor health prevented her from continuing to do so. She also enjoyed her real estate business and playing golf. Vestal was married to Johnny Harris for fifty-four years. He preceded her in death on April 30, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her son, Raymond on November 16, 1999, her parents, and five sisters.
She is survived by her two daughters; Wanda Norris and husband Ron of Arlington, Betty Nell Gorman and husband A.R. (Bud) of Corsicana, grandchildren; Becky Hayslip, John Norris, Chuck Gorman, and Jeff Gorman, six great grandchildren, sisters; Billie Ruth Eaton and Doris Christian.
Private services were held and interment was in Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Michael Purdy
abt 1946 - Nov 30, 2010

Corsicana — Michael Purdy, 54, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at Twilight Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church with Bishop K.D. Davis officiating. Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery.


Deborah Dell (Harris) Slate
July 30, 1947 - Nov 30, 2010

Mrs. Deborah Harris Slate, age 63, passed away with her family at her side on November 30, 2010 in Lake Worth, Texas. She was born to Lyle Carlton Harris and Wilma Allein Mitchell on July 30, 1947 in Corsicana, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carlton and Allein Harris.

She is survived by her son, Anthony Slate and wife Kristy of Keller, Texas; daughter, Stephanie Slate of Allen, Texas; grandchildren, Tristen Slate, Jeven Slate, Josh Selman of Keller, Texas; and Landon Parrish and Seth Parrish of Allen, Texas.

Mrs. Slate was a member of the Custer Road United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas for 15 years. She was a very independent woman and her greatest love was her family. With her infectious laugh and witty humor, she could put a smile on anyone’s face. She hardly ever missed an event in which any of her children participated. She had a hard seven month fight with Pancreatic cancer. Her family is deeply grateful to Brenda Campbell, her caregiver over the last few weeks of her life. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Services for Mrs. Slate will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana, Texas with Rev. Steve Moss officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas. Pallbearers will be Shane Smith, Marc Berry, Trent Gibbs, Scott Gibbs, Shawn Harrison, and Clay Harrison.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lustgarten Foundation, at 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714.

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Corsicana — Deborah Harris Slate, 63, passed away on Nov. 30, 2010, in Lake Worth with her family at her side. She was born to Lyle Carlton Harris and Wilma Allein Mitchell on July 30, 1947, in Corsicana. Services for Mrs. Slate will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana with the Rev. Steve Moss officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.


Sharon (Putman) Boofer
Aug 24, 1944 - Nov 30, 2010

Sharon Boofer, 66, resident of Corsicana, was escorted by angels to Heaven on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, after a long battle with breathing problems.

Sharon was born in Celeste on Aug. 24, 1944, to Lonnie Esamuel Putman and Willie Jewel Howell Putman. She worked as a seamstress for Hagger Slacks in Corsicana and as a waitress at Roy's Cafe, the Holiday Inn, and the Hickory House. She enjoyed making children’s books and blankets.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Barbara Wyman; the father of her children, Claude Boofer; and a grandson, Benny Ray Huffman.

Survivors include her children, Donna Huffman and her husband Johnny of Valley Mills, Claudia Huffman and husband Forrest of Corsicana, and C.J. Boofer also of Corsicana; grandchildren, Holly Huffman, McKenzie Huffman, Raven Huffman, Johnathan Huffman; great granddaughter, Tatum Renea Rojas; sister, Bonnie Martinez and husband Marty of Fort Worth; she is also survived by a brother Dwayne Putman of Wolfe City.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at Rice Cemetery in Rice, with Pastor Brian Upchurch officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be McKenzie Huffman, Raven Huffman, Johnathan Huffman, Jonathan Rojas, Benny Huffman and Dennis Albert.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

W Odell Kelley
June 27, 1913 - Dec 3, 2010

W. Odell Kelley, 97, of Italy, passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab.

He was born June 27, 1913, in Birome, to W.O. and Etta McCrakken Kelley. Odell was a lifetime member of the Italy Church of Christ.

Odell was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Alice Vestal Kelley in 2004. He was also preceded in death by nine siblings.

Survivors include two sons, James Kelley and wife Patsy of Kerens, and Garlan Kelley of Italy; one daughter, Sheron Ward and husband Jerry of Waxahachie; grandchildren, Scott Kelley and wife Dana of The Woodlands, Jana Thompson and husband Jeffrey of Southlake, Randy Ward and wife Kristin of Midlothian, Jerry Dan Ward and wife Tami of Conroe, and Gena Spurlock of Spring; nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Ragland and husband Grady of Los Angeles, Calif., and Betty Ruth McGar and husband Harley of Fort Worth; two sisters-in-law, Faye Kelley of Rendon and Betty Thompson of Italy; he is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy, with Mr. Walter Buchanan and Mr. Scott Kelley officiating. Interment will follow at the Dresden Cemetery.

Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

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  • First Name is only inital "W" per his son, James Alton Kelley

James W. Powers
abt  1894 - Dec 1975

J. W. Powers
Funeral arrangements are pending at Calhoun Funeral Home for James W. Powers Sr., 81, 906 East Seventh Ave., who was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital early Sunday.
Survivors include one son, James Powers Jr., San Antonio.

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James Elmer Shelton
Oct 4, 1882 - Jun 7, 1957

Retired Farmer Dies At Frost
James E. Shelton, 74, retired farmer, native of Nacona, Texas, died at his home in Frost Friday following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church in Frost Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Frost Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Earl G. Harper pastor.
Shelton had resided in the Frost community since 1904.
Surviving are his wife of Frost; six sons, D. M. Shelton, bowie; W. T. and Rev. W. J. Shelton, both of Waco; C. K. Shelton, Fort Worth; H. R. Shelton, Winnipeg, Canada; and Billy Joe Shelton, Frost: a daughter, Mrs. D. E. Bryant, Garland; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a half-sister, Mrs. Nora Goodman, Mertens; a half-brother, Claude Shelton, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral service will direct.

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W. H. "Bill" Steely
d. Sept 1976


Services were at 10 a.m.
Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for W. H. (Bill) Steely, 65, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.
The Rev. Kenneth Haley officiated, and burial was at Oakwood Cemetery.
He was a native of Corsicana, a member of the First Christian Church, and a retired employee of the Bethlehem Supply Company.
Survivors include a son, Willie Hall (Billy) Steely Jr. of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. James (Alice) Landrum of Irving; four grandchildren, three greatgrandchildren, five brothers, Ernest Steely of Corsicana, Henry P. Steely, Orus Steely and Beauford Steely all of Dallas, and a brother-in-law, Barton Otis Bradley of Bay town; three sisters, Miss Margaret Steely of Tyler, Mrs.
Robert H. Colburn and Mrs. Louis Cole both of Dallas; stepmother, Mrs. C.R. Steely of Dallas.
Pallbearers were Marshall Weems, Travis Knight, Albert Fullerton, Hylan Davis, Francis Puckett, and Cecil Vickers.

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Margaret E. Rochelle
d. Sept 26, 1976

Mrs. Rochelle
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Margaret E. Rochelle, resident of Dallas, who died Sunday in Dallas.
The Rev. Fred Thompson of Kaufman will officiate. Services were at 2 p.m. today at St. Matthews Cathedral in Dallas.
Survivors include a son, William J. Rochelle Jr. of Dallas; two grandsons, William J. Rochelle III of New York City, N.Y. and Michael Richard Rochelle of Dallas.
Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

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Harroll V. Gill
1900 - Nov 1971

H. V. Gill
Funeral services for Harroll V. Gill, 71, who died Sunday in Beaumont, were to be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Chapel, with
the Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating and bural in Oak Grove Cemetery at Kerens. A native of Kerens, he was a retired carpenter.
Surviving are one son, V.L. Gill of Vidor; two daughters, Mrs. lona Doby of Huntsville and Mrs. Floy Phillips of Vidor; 17 grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Wilma Whitley and Mrs. Ruby Slina of Houston, Mrs. Dolly Rogers of Danbury and Mrs. Bessie Harrison of Roscoe; and two brothers, J.C. Gill of Houston and V.L. Gill of Louisiana.

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Mattie Eugenia (Bills) Coxsey
Oct 2, 1889 - Feb 22, 1938

NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY BE BURIED EMMETT WEDNESDAY
Mrs. Mattie Coxsey. aged 49 years, of Timpson, died in the Methodist Hospital at Houston Tuesday morning at 8:20 o'clock.
Funeral services will be held at the- Emmett church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Interment In the Emmett cemetery.
Mrs. Coxsey was a native of Navarro county and resided at Emmett for a number of years.
Surviving are her husband, Clarence Coxsey, Timpson; two daughters, Misses Essie Gene and Catherine Coxsey, both of Houston;
a son, Raymond Coxsey, Tlmpson; three brothers, G. A. Bills, J. R. Bills and L. G. Bills, all of Loving. Young county; and four sisters. Mrs. Hallie Ledford, Hubbard; Mrs. W. P. Moore, Emmett, and Mrs. Ed Moore and Mrs. I. L. Moore, both of Mustang, Denton county, and a number of other relatives, including a nephew and niece, Paul Moore and Miss Mayme Moore, both of Corsicana. Sutherland-McCamnion
Funeral Home will direct local arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. COXSEY AT EMMETT WEDNESDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Coxsey, aged 48 years, of Timpson, who died in the Methodist Hospital at Houston early Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Emmett church with interment in the Emmett cemetery. Mrs. Coxsey was a native of Navarro county and resided here for a number of years.
Surviving are her husband, Clarence Coxsey, Timpson; two daughters, Misses Esse Gene and Catherine Coxsey, both of Houston; a son, Raymond Coxsey, Timpson; three brothers, G. A. Bills, J. R. Bills and L. G. Bills, all of Loving, Young county; four sisters, Mrs. Hallie Ledford, Hubbard; Mrs. W. P. Moore, Emmett; Mrs. Ed Moore and Mrs. I. L. Moore, both of Mustang, Denton county, and a number of other relatives including a nephew and niece, Paul Moore and Miss Mayme Moore, both of Corsicana.
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Feb 25, 1938

Essie Gene Coxsey
Aug 25, 1913 - June 14, 1973

Mrs. Coxsey
Graveside servies are set for 4 p.m. Sunday at the Emmett cemetery in Navarro County for Mrs. Essie Coxsey, 59, of Castroville, Calif., who died Thursday in Metairie, La. She was a retired nurse.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Dieu-Donne Joseph Guidry of Metairie, La.; a brother, Clarence Coxsey of Spring, Tex.; and a cousin, Paul Moore of Corsicana, Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana will direct.

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Ellen Lee Patterson
d. June 14, 1973

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lucas Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Worth for Mrs. Ellen Lee Patterson, of Fort Worth, who died Thursday in Fort Worth.
Graveside services are set for 3p.m. Saturday at Prairie Point Cemetery near Bazette in Navarro County.
Local arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home. Survivors include a brother-in-law, C. A. Patterson of Corsicana.

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Daisy Bell Ellington
abt 1884 - June 1973

Mrs. Ellington
Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Daisy Bell Ellington, 89, of
Corsicana who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.
The Rev. Gene Gardner was to officiate, with burial to follow in the Providence Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, two daughters, 12 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren

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Virgie M. Walker
abt 1913 - June 1973

Mrs. Walker
Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Saturday at the Wesley Chapel C. M. E. Church for Mrs. Virgie M. Walker, 60, of Corsicana,
who died Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. I. C. Timberlake, pastor, will officiate and burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Scott Funeral Home.

Survivors include three daughters, three sons, her mother and father, a brother, a grandson, and a daughter.

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Mattie (Omberg) Dunagan
Jan 18, 1891 - Dec 11, 1972

FROST — Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Dunagan, 81, Emmett, who died Monday in a .Corsicana nursing home, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Frost Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Emmett Cemetery under direction of McCormick Funeral Home.

She had been a resident of Emmett since 1906 and was a member of the Frost Baptist Church. Her husband, Tipton Dunagan, preceded her in death in 1965, and one son, L. V. Dunagan, preceded her in death in 1956.

She is survived, by two sons, Ernest Dunagan, Frost, and Bryan Dunagan, Emmett; one daughter, Mrs. Virgia Prater of Emmett; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Lucille Abner, Palestine; Mrs. Lina Moore, Dallas, and Mrs. Ruby Honea, Arlington

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Mrs. Dunagan
FROST—Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Frost Baptist Church for Mrs. Mattie Dunagan, 81, of Emmett, who died Monday in a Corsicana nursing home. Burial was to be in the Emmett Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, a daughter, a brother, E.E. Omberg of Frost, eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, three great-great- grandchildren, and three sisters.

Pallbearers were to be Clayton Smith, Lloyd Allison, Harold Pitts, Harry Rogers, Jerry Shelton, and Truitt Green.

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John H. Brown
abt 1896 - Dec 1972

JOHN BROWN
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for John H. Brown, Sr., 76, of Corsicana, who
died Sunday night. He was an employee of First National Bank for 53 years. Dr. H. Lively Brown of First Methodist Church will officiate, with burial to follow at the Richland Cemetery in Richland.
Survivors include his widow, a son, a sister, a brother, two granddaughters, three great-grandsons, and a number of
nieces and nephews.

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Edith Lee (Sheppard) Sanders
May 24, 1892 - Dec 11, 1972

Mrs. Sanders
FROST - Funeral Services for Mrs. Edith Sanders, 80, of Frost have been sent for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Frost Baptist Church, with burial in the Frost Cemetery.
She was a member of the Frost Baptist Church. Her husband, Robert Sanders, preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 1969. McCormick Funeral Home of Frost is in charge of arrangements, and Rev. James Aldridge of Frost will officiate.
Survivors include three sons, Roy of Frost, Cercy of Frost, and Richard of Las Cruces, N.M.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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Dewey Hobson Northern, Sr.
June 23, 1898 - Apr 26, 1971

NORTHERN

Funeral services will be Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the Emmett Baptist Church for Emmett native Dewey H. (Slim) Northern, 72, resident of Corsicana the past six years. The Rev. W. H. Bradberry will officiate.

Burial will be in the Emmett Cemetery with Corley Funeral Home in charge.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Dockery, Danny Bray, Jerry buckholder, David Bray, Buddy Ross, Jimmy Caffee, Michael Dockery and P. R. Stroder. He is survived by his widow, two daughters, three sons, nine grandchildren and two sisters.

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NORTHERN

Dewey H. (Slim) Northern, 72, retired farmer of Emmett who had resided in Corsicana the past six years, died Monday at Emmett.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dallas.

He is survived by his widow; three sons, Bobby N. Northern, Corsicana, and Billy. N. and Donald N. Northern, both of Lucerne Valley, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. J. D. Bray and Mrs. T. J. Burkholder, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. R. T. Fuller, Talco, and Mrs. Mabel Durham, Waco; and nine grandcliildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the Emmett Baptist Church with the Rev. W. H. Bradberry officiating.

Burial will be in the Emmett Cemetery with Corley Funeral Home conducting.

Pallbearers will be David Bray, Danny Bray, Jerry Burkholder, Thomas Dockery, Mitchell Dockery, Buddy Ross, Jimmy Caffee and P. R. Stroder.


H. D. "Pete" Carroll
d. Apr 1971

CARROLL
Funeral services were Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for H. D. (Pete) Carroll, 62, Streetman rancher and former city commissioner there.

The Rev. Johnnie Johnson of the Howe Methodist Church officiated.

Burial was in the Cade Cemetery.

Surviving are his widow, a son, a Slater, three brothers and several nieces and nephews.

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Ethel Sims
d. Apr 1971

Funeral services were Tuesday

at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Ethel Sims at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Wood officiating.

Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are a son, two daughters, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Forest Lee Hodge
Mar 6, 1894 - Apr 26, 1971

Hodge

Forest L. Hodge, 79, lifelong Corsicana resident, died Monday in Mel-Haven Convalescent Home. A native of Winkler, he was a farmer and a carpenter.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating.

Burial will be in the Eureka Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, six sons, W. D. Hodge, Corsicana; Ray Hodge, Houston, Scott, Frank, Billy and David Hodge, all of Dallas; five daughters, Mrs. Curtis Chandler, Eureka; Mrs. J. F. Pyeatt, New Waverly; Mrs. Vernon Lambert, Corsicana; Mrs. Roger Whiteacre, Mesquite, and Mrs. J. W. Whittington, Dallas; a brother, A. H. Hodge, Eureka; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Elsie Viola (Miller) Stroder
Mar 30, 1906 - Mar 22, 1975

Mrs. Stroder

Funeral services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Prairie Grove Baptist Church for Mrs. T.R. Stroder, 68, who died Saturday. She was a native of Emmett.

Rev. W.H. Bradbury will officiate assisted by T.R. Vaughan. Burial will be in the Emmett Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, T.R. Stroder, of Emmett; two sons, Aldrich Stroder of Frost and Kenneth Stroder of Dacomo, Colo.; one brother, Roy Bill Miller of Irving; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Pond, of Frost; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Bradley Funeral Home is in charge of the services.

Pallbearers will be Mark Stroder, Matt Stroder, Doug Fuller, Gary Connor, Kris Moore and Carlos Moore.

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G. W. Horn
d. Apr 1917

DIED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

Well-Known Farmer Passes Away After

Operation.

G. W. Horn, aged thirty-nine years, a well-known farmer whose home was near Kerens, died at the P. and S hospital here yesterday afternoon at P. and S. following an operation for appendicitis, and the remains were sent to Kerens this morning and Internment took place there at 11 o'clock. The deceased lost his wife about one year ago. and is survived by four children, all small, his parents, W. F. Horn and wife, and several brothers and sister.

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Michael Ramon McAfee
Apr 14, 1949 - Mar 14, 1951

Auto Victim Is Buried At Emmett

Funeral services for Mike McAfee, 22-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McAfee of San Antonio, were held at Emmett Wednesday at 3 p. m. with burial in Emmett cemetery.

The child was killed at San Bernardino, Calif., Friday while crossing a street.

The family was visiting relatives at the time of the accident en route to San Antonio from Alaska where they have been stationed the past two years.

Survivors ore the parents, a six-months-old sister, Nadine; grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. Edmund McAfee, Oklona, Ark., formerly of Emmett, and other relatives.

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Relatives who attended the funeral
of little Michael McAfee at Emmett on last Thursday Morning were Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Johnson. Mrs. Jettle Johnson, Mrs. Mary Bills, of Graham; Mrs. J. D. McAfee, Mrs. H. C. Carlin and son Hamby, Mrs. W. H. Miller and Miss Bettie Sue Daniel of Dallas, Mrs. Mittie Littlejohn and Ruth of Irene, McAfee Daniel of Bronte. Mrs. H. J. McAfee, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Brinkley of Bowie, Mr and Mrs, R. E. McAfee and daughter Mary, Mrs. Mary Littlejohn of Penelope.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Mar 30, 1951

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Rev. E. T. McAfee and- family of Okalona, Ark., visited Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Fagala on their way to Emmett to attend the funeral of their, grandson. Michael McAfee, little son of Sarg. and Mrs. Tommie McAfee of Burbank, Alaska.
The body of little Michael arrived by plane In Dallas Tuesday.
Corsicana Daily Sun - March 22, 1951


Harold Alton Dunagan, Jr.
Aug 9, 1927 - June 5, 1947

SOLDIER KILLED IN ACCIDENT; BE BURIED AT EMMETT

Pfc Harold A. Dunasan, Jr , ased 20 years, Air Force Base, Spokane, Wash, died In a base hospital at Spokane of head injuries early Sunday according to information received here. He was injured in a motor vehicle accident at the post Friday, relatives ere advised.

Funeral services will be held at Emmett but arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of the body. Dunagan had been in the service several. years.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Dunagan; a brother, Bobby Dunagan: two sisters, Katherine and Sandra Dunagan; grandmother, Mrs. Josie Dunagan, all of 309 North Thirteenth street Corsicana, and a number of other relatives. McCormick Funeral Service of Frost will direct.

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George David Ballew
Oct 28, 1872 - Dec 18, 1940

GEORGE D. BALLEW OF EMMETT BURIED THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for George D. Ballew, aged 68 years, long-time resident of Emmett, who died suddenly Wednesday night at 8:30 o'clock, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Emmett where interment was made. A native of Tennessee, he had resided in the Emmett community for the past 46 years with the exception of two or three years spent In Young county. He was a member of the Baptist church. At the time of his death, Mr. Ballew was a merchant, but had been in engaged in farming prior to operating a store and filling station.
Surviving are his wife of Emmett, three sons, Lee Ballew, Frost; E. B. Ballew, Dawson, and Harvey Ballew, coach and principal of Hubbard high school, Hubbard; four daughters, Mrs. Ola Kornegay, Mrs. B. C. Richards and Miss Luclle Ballew, all of Emmett, and Mrs. Lester Price, near Palestlne; several grandchildren, four brothers, W. J. Ballew, Dawson; Frank and Charlie Ballew, both of Frost, and John Ballew, Archer county; three sisters, Mrs. Linda Northern, Emmett, and Mrs. Laura Miller and Mrs. I. D. McAfee, both of Corsicana.

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Clemmie J. Tanner
Aug 10, 1911 - Jun 27, 1944

Rites On Thursday At Pursley For Clemmie Tanner

Funeral services for Clemmie Tanner, age 32 years, who died .It the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday afternoon, were held from the Pursley Baptist church at 2:30 Thursday afternoon.

Burial was in the Pursley cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, three daughters; his parents, four rothers, three sisters and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Carrie Otha (Lindsey) Thompson
Dec 10, 1889 - Mar 7, 1973

FROST — Funeral services were to be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Emmett Baptist Church in Emmett for Mrs. Carrie Thompson, 83, Rt. 1, Frost, who died Wednesday morning at the Italy Nursing Home. Rev. W.H. Bradbury, pastor, and Rev. G. W. French, Jr., First United Methodist Church in Garland, was to officiate, with burial to be at Dresden Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, two daughters, seven sisters, 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson

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Mrs. Thompson

FROST — Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Thursday at Emmett Baptist Church in Emmett for Mrs. Carrie Thompson, 83, Rt. 1, Frost, who died Wednesday morning at 5:45 a.m. at the Italy Nursing Home.

Rev. W.H. Bradbury, pastor, and Rev. G.W. French, Jr., First United Methodist Church in Garland, will officiate. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.

McCormick Funeral Home in Frost will direct.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R.B. Thompson December, 1969. She was a resident of Emmett Community all of her life. She was also a member of the Woodman Circle in Frost for the past 50 years and a member of Emmett Baptist Church.

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Julius Augustus Dubose
Apr 19, 1838 - Jul 2, 1924

J. A. DuBose Died

Here Last Night

J.A. DuBose, aged 86 years, and a resident here for sixty years, died at his home oh North Thirteenth street north of Post Oak creek, at 4 o’clock this morning, and the remains were Interred In the Modrell cemetery at 4 O’clock this afternoon, with services conducted by Rev. J.A. Sanders pastor of the Zion’s Rest Methodist church. The deceased was a Confederate veteran, and was esteemed as a good citizen and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.

He is survived by three sons, Walter DuBose of Zion’s Rest; J.M. DuBose of Corbet and Julius DuBose of Corsicana.

The funeral was largely attended and there were many floral tributes.

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Julius S. Dubose
abt 1864 - May 1941

BURIED SUNDAY IN MONDRELL CEMETERY

Funeral services for Julius S. DuBose, 72, who died at his home, 931 South Sixteenth street. Saturday morning following a lingering illness, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Modrell cemetery where interment was made.

He was a native of Alabama.

DuBose was in the transfer business here for many years, and was well-known.

The services were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock. pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife. five sons, Spencer. Clem, Rex, B. C. and Preston DuBose; two daughters, Mary Mildred DuBose and Mrs. Katie Mae Keele, all of Corsicana, and two brothers, Walter DuBose, Corsicana. and Jim DuBose, Corbet, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Roy Henry Farish
Aug 2, 1892 - Nov 23, 1973

Roy H. Farish

Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for Roy H. Farish, 81, of Raymondville, Tex., who died Friday

Revs. Ronnie Chesser and Deryl Lee of Longview, grandson of Farish will officiate.

Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Blooming Grove's McCormick Funeral Home.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Tommie Farish of Raymondville; three sons, Beauford Farish of Blooming Grove, Wendell Farish of San Antonio and Dudley Farish of Angleton; six daughters, Mrs. Felix Collins of Raymondville, Mrs. Ray Wheeler of Pasadena, Mrs. Ben Lee of Bardwell, Mrs. Fate Brown of Purdon, Mrs. Watts Collier of Prescott, Arizona, and Mrs. Melvin Lynch of Blooming Grove; two brothers, John Farish of Corsicana and Walter Farish of Hillsboro; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Jackson of Corsicana and Mrs. Amos Jackson of Temple; 23 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Farish was a native of Cryer Creek, a retired farmer, and a member of the Wood Avenue Baptist Church.  He moved to Raymondville three years ago.

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Mary Janet (Hoover) Sewell
May 9, 1918 - Nov 27, 1975

Mrs. Janet H. Sewell, 57, wife of former District Judge James C. Sewell, died Thursday at Melhaven Convalescent Home.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Eugene E. Wood officiating.  Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Mrs. Sewell was a native of Sterling, Ill., and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1939.  She taught at the University of Illinois and was a geologist for the City Service Oil Co. in Wichita, Kan.  She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her husband, Judge James C. Sewell; two sons, James L. Sewell of New Orleans, La., and Jay H. Sewell of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Theusen of Stillwater, Okla., and Miss Margaret Hoover of Prescott, Ariz.

Pallbearers will be Rufus Pevehouse, E.D. Reed, Howe French, William McKie, George O. Nokes Jr., Maury Maverick, Robert W. Gladney, W.A. Kelis Jr., and Sen. William T. Moore.

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Verna Margret (Glenn) Wiggs
Nov 28, 1898 - Apr 17, 1971

Wiggs Rites 

BLOOMING GROVE (Spl.) - Funeral services were Monday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church for Mrs. Verna M. Wiggs, 72, lifelong resident who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.  The pastor, the Rev. Ronnie Chesser, officiated.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery with nephews as pallbearers.  McCormick Funeral Home conducted.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Wiggs, on June 5, 1953.  She was a member of First Baptist Church here.

She is survived by two sons, Glenn Wiggs, Blooming Grove, and J.P. Wiggs, Wills Point; two daughters, Mrs. Beth Rohus, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Catherine Armstrong, San Antonio; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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Egbert Carroll "Buster" Fulton
Mar 9, 1918 - Sept 28, 1971

E. C. Fulton

Services for Egbert Carroll (Buster) Fulton are set for 10 a.m. Friday in Northwest Baptist church at 3050 Fyke Rd. in Farmers Branch.

Officiating will be Rev. J.W. Matoy and Rev. Ronnie Chesser.

Burial is to be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove at 2 p.m. Friday

Fulton lived at 10708 Goodnight in Dallas.

Survivors include his widow, Lucille of Dallas; his mother, Mrs. Dora Fulton of Blooming Grove; two brothers, Will R. Fulton of Fort Worth; and J.C. Fulton of Tyler; three sisters, Mrs. E.B. Futch of Dallas and Mrs. W.O. Lipping of Snyder and Mrs. B.D. Harrison of Houston.

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Christopher Lee Fulton
Oct 23, 1970 - Sept 30, 1971

C.L. Fulton

Christopher Lee Fulton, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James K. Fulton of Wortham, died Thursday morning.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

The child was born Oct 23, 1970 in Corsicana.

Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Brian Keith and Kevin Fulton, also of the home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Beckham of Fairfield and Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Kuykendall of Corsicana; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Fulton of Kerens; and a number of other relatives.

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Bertha Ann (Sheppard) Kagler
Jul 22, 1896 - Sep 5, 1971

Kagler

BLOOMING GROVE - Mrs. Bob Kagler, 75, a lifelong resident of Blooming Grove, died at 6 a.m. Sunday at Memorial Hospital after a short illness.  Born July 22, 1896, she was married Sept. 25, 1916.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.

She is survived by her husband of Blooming Grove; one son, James E. Kagler of McFarland, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Juanita Hunt of Pasadena, Texas; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;  three brothers, Charlie Sheppard and Gilmer Sheppard of Blooming Grove and Willie Sheppard of Kilgore; one sister, Mrs. Clyde Dale of Blooming Grove.  One son, Dean Kagler, preceded her in death in 1953.

Funeral services will be Monday at 4:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Chesser officiating and McCormick Funeral Service directing.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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Myrtle (Shipley) Warren-Carroll
Jan 28, 1886 - Aug 19, 1971

Carroll

BLOOMING GROVE (Spl.)

Funeral arrangements are pending at McCormick Funeral Home in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Myrtle Carroll, 85, a long time resident of Blooming Grove who died at 7 a.m. Thursday in Evergreen Nursing Home in Corsicana after a long illness.

Mrs. Carroll was born in Arkansas Jan. 24, 1886 and moved to Blooming Grove at an early age,.  Her husband, Ben Carroll, preceded her in death in 1949.  She was a member of First Christian Church in Blooming Grove.

She is survived by two sons, Bud Carroll of Palestine and Tom Warren of Longview; two daughters, Mrs. Jim Fuller and Mrs. Jim Hollingsworth of Blooming Grove; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren;  and two great-great-grandchildren.

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Walsie J. (Floyd) Holcomb
Apr 17, 1889 - Jan 2, 1972

Mrs. Holcomb

BLOOMING GROVE (Spl.) - Mrs. W.A. Holcomb, 82, a long time resident of the Blooming Grove-Frost area, died at the Mel-Haven Home in Corsicana at 1:30 p.m. Sunday after an extended illness.

Mrs. Holcomb was a member of the Blooming Grove Methodist Church.  Her husband preceded her in death Nov. 24, 1960.

She is survived by two sons, Odus Holcomb and Ray Holcomb of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Ben Cranfill of Fort Worth, Mrs. Tommy Harris of Athens, Mrs. Earl Alford of Winfield, and Mrs. Bill Bryant of Blooming Grove; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Walker Floyd of Eunice, N.M.; and Clyde Floyd of Sulphur, Okla.; and one sister, Mrs. Beulah Clark of El Reno, Okla.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the McCormick Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Paul Rone officiating and burial in the Emmett Cemetery.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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William Robert Neblett, II
Mar 5, 1903 - Jan 1, 1952

Heart Attack Is Fatal Tuesday To Wm. R. Neblett

William R. Neblett, 48, field engineer for the REA, Waco, died of a heart attack at Miami, Fla., Tuesday afternoon suffered at the Baylor-Georgia Tech Orange Bowl attraction.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.  Relatives said Mrs. Neblett and her brother, Dudley George of Tyler, plan to fly back to Waco later today and the body will be forwarded by train.

Mr. and Mrs. Neblett had driven to Miami from Memphis, Tenn., where they spent Christmas with his mother, Mrs. Wilna Neblett.

A native of Brownsville, Tenn., he was a graduate of Emory University and Georgia Tech.  He worked for many years for Electric Bond and Share as a powerline construction engineer in most sections of the United States and in Chile and Venezuela.

He joined the Rural Electrification Administration after World War II and moved to Waco three years ago as an REA district engineer.

Mr. and Mrs. Neblett completed and moved into their new home last year.

Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Edith George of Blooming Grove, former newspaperwoman, Waco; his mother, and other relatives.

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Wm. R. Neblett Rites Saturday 

Funeral services for William R. Neblett, 48, REA district engineer of Waco, were held from the Central Baptist church in Blooming Grove at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.  Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. T.R. Harrison, pastor of the church.

Neblett died with a heart attack Tuesday afternoon while watching the Baylor-Georgia Tech Orange Bowl football game in Miami, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Neblett had driven to Memphis Tenn., where they spent Christmas with his mother, Mrs. Wilna Neblett, and then motored to Miami for the bowl attraction.

A native of Brownsville, Tenn., he was a graduate of Emory University and Georgia Tech.  He was employed for years by Electric Bond and Share Co. as a power line construction engineer in various sections of the United States and in Chile and Venezuela, South America.

He joined the Rural Electrification Administration after World War II and moved to Waco three years ago.

Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Edith George of Blooming Grove, Waco; his mother, and other relatives.

Pallbearers wre John C. Stone, Dallas; W.B. Murphy, Cleburne; J. Porter Johnson, Dallas; W.R. Barron, Franklin; Raymond Campbell, McGregor; and Ben Templeton, Stephenville.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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