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Johnnie Mitchell Dixon
Jul 19, 1916 - Jun 30, 2001

Johnnie Mitchell Dixon, 84, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, June 30, 2001 at his residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charles Johnson Sr., Charles Johnson Jr., Adam Nance, Michael Dixon, Nate Branden, and Leslie Cotten.

Mr. Dixon was born July 19, 1916 at Emhouse. He was retired from John Deere.

Mr. Dixon is survived by his wife, Golden Eveyln Richardson Dixon of Corsicana; son, Johnny Edward Dixon of Frisco; daughter, Betty Ann Dixon Johnston of Corsicana; grandchildren, Cheryl Renee Dixon Deeds, Michael Edward Dixon, Charles Harold Johnston Jr., and Latanya Leigh Johnston Nance; great-grandchildren, Caleb Alexander Dixon, Nicholas Aaron Deeds, and Kayla Marie Deeds; brother, Quint Loyd Dixon of Corsicana; and sister, Edith Lee Hitchcock of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


Clifton B. Dixon

Services for Clifton B. Dixon, 55, of Lubbock will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Living God with the Rev. John L. Dixon officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery under the direction of Ossie Curry Funeral Home.

He died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at University Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 23, 1945, in Corsicana. He married Bobby Anderson on March 15, 1972, in Lubbock. He moved to Lubbock 45 years ago from Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Anthony and Isaac, both of Lubbock; a stepmother, Amice Dixon of Lubbock; four brothers, John L. of Lubbock, Princel of Austin, and Mark Taylor and Karl Taylor, both of Lubbock; and two sisters, Brenda Thornton of Fort Worth and Teresa Miller of Lubbock.

The family will accept friends from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Pirsell Dixon

Services for Pirsell Dixon, 80, of Lubbock will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Matthew Baptist Church with the Rev. Leon Armstead officiating.

Burial will be in City of Lubbock Cemetery under direction of Ossie Curry Funeral Home.

Dixon died Sunday, June 15, 1997, in St. Mary Hospital.

He was born March 18, 1917, in Navarro County. He married Amice Mae Dixon on Jan. 31, 1981, in Lubbock.

Survivors include three sons, John, Clifton and Prince, all of Lubbock; two stepsons, Mark Taylor and Karl Taylore; a daughter, Brenda of Fort Worth; a stepdaughter, Teresa Dunsone; three brothers, Emmy J. and Bedre, both of Lubbock and John L. of Corsicana; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


Richard Swanson Dockum
Nov 15, 1907 - Aug 28, 2001

Richard Swanson Dockum, 93, formerly of Corsicana passed away Aug. 28, 2001 in El Paso.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Sept. 20 at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Dockum received his degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University where he was drum major of the marching band. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps overseeing prisoners at a prisoner of war camp in Lordsburg, N.M., and acting as a general's aide in the European theater. After the war he and his wife, Mary Dockum, returned to Lordsburg where they owned and operated the Dockum Butane and Oil Company until they retired in 1974. During that time he served on the city council and was a leading member of numerous civic organizations. After their retirement, the Dockums moved to Horizon City, Texas, where Mr. Dockum was an active member of the Horizon City Golf Club and other local organizations.

He is survived by his second wife, Wilhelmina; a daughter, a son, two grandsons and three great-grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Ysleta United Methodist Church, 11860 Rojas Drive, El Paso, Texas 79936.

Local arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • SSDI: R S DOCKUM 15 Nov 1907 28 Aug 2001 (V) 79928 (PE) (none specified) 456-24-0579 Texas

Kenneth Wayne Dodd
May 22, 1940 - Nov 12, 2000

Kenneth Dodd, 60, of Cedar Park passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000 at his residence.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Dan Fullerton officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Mr. Dodd was born May 22, 1940 in Houston to James Grady and Viola Nell Dodd. He graduated from Rice University, served in the Armed Forces and worked for IBM for 24 1/2 years as a design engineer/programmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his daughter, Colleene Dodd.

Mr. Dodd is survived by his wife of 31 years, Elaine Bonner Dodd of Cedar Park; daughters and son-in-law, Heather and Robert Donahue of Fort Collins, Colo. and Shannon Dodd of Cedar Park; brothers, James Grady Dodd Jr. of Gatesville and Randy Millard Dodd of Red Oak; and sister, Marynell Wallace of Laguna Hills, Calif.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Mary V. (Powell) Doherty
July 15, 1915 - Jan 13

Mary V. Doherty, 85, of Waco, formerly of Mount Calm, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13 at a Waco nursing center.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Mount Calm with the Rev. David M. Shuttlesworth officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Calm Old Town Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Joe Eddings, Jimmy Key, Lance Key, Fernando Herrera, Richard Wesolick and Joe Don Gideon. Honorary pallbearers will be Hollis Allen, James Miller, Beryl Haught, Dwain Neal and Shelby Harmon.

Mrs. Doherty was born July 15, 1915 in Kaufman. She was a longtime resident of Mount Calm where she was a member and church secretary for the First Baptist Church. A resident of Waco for the past 15 years, she was a member of the Park Lake Drive Baptist Church. Mrs. Doherty was a longtime volunteer for the Salvation Army in Waco.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R.M. Doherty; parents, Beecher Blaine and Mary Dunbar Powell; sister, Dorothy Reed; and brothers, George and B.B. Powell.

Mrs. Doherty is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Judy Key of Hubbard, Ceji and Richard Wesolick of Waco, and Bubbie and Joe Don Gideon of Waco; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Barbara Powell of Grandview; grandchildren, Stephanie Key Kelley, Kim Key Eddings and husband Joe, Jimmy Key, Lance Key, Gari Thrash, Andrew Wesolick, and Charlsy and Donny Joe Gideon; and great-grandchildren Whitney, Connor, John Michael, Alicia and Angel.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Mildred (Eppler) Dorton

Mildred Dorton, 77, of Alma passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001 in Dallas.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. G.G. Melton officiating. Interment will follow at New Chatfield Cemetery.

Mrs. Dorton was born Sept. 2, 1923. She married Charlie Dorton April 2, 1948.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alonzo and Matilda Eppler; and brothers, Vernon Eppler, Denville Eppler and Raymond Eppler.

Mrs. Dorton is survived by her husband, Charlie Dorton of Alma; son and daughter-in-law, Marvin and Virginia Dorton of Alma; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Jack Johnston of Alma and Vickie and Mike Ford of Ennis; granddaughters, Kelly Pryor and husband Bobby of Rice, Tami Johnston of Alma, Dana Dorton of Rice, and Melanie Atkinson and husband Bryan of Grand Prairie; grandson, Keith Denbow of Ennis; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Margaret Ann (Osborne) Dosser 
Jun 3, 1918 - Nov 5, 2000

Margaret Ann Dosser, 82, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dosser was born June 3, 1918.

She is survived by her husband, Emmett B. Dosser of Corsicana; her son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Joyce Dosser of Corpus Christi; her daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Stanley Ross of Corsicana; her sister, Peggy Duke of Grand Prairie; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Emmett Bascam Dosser 
Mar 4, 1911 - Dec 5, 2000

Emmett Bascam Dosser, 89, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000 at his residence.

Services will be 1 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with David Hale and Mark Luera officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Don Dosser, Randy Dosser, Bill Dosser, Ron Dosser, Jeff Cockroft and David Coody. Honorary pallbearers will be the elders of First Christian Church.

Mr. Dosser was born March 4, 1911 in Drane. He graduated from Bryan School and attended business college in Dallas. He was a longtime member of First Christian Church, where he was given the honor of being a lifetime elder.

He was in the Navy during World War II. He spent 15 months serving on the USS Tazewell and then afterwards was honorably discharged. Mr. Dosser started at McKee Lumber yard as a truck driver and retired after 47 years as vice president of the company. In 1972, he was honored with the Boss of the Year award by the American Business Women's Association. He continued working at various jobs until he was 69, and then enjoyed fishing full time.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Margaret Ann Dosser on Nov. 5, 2000; parents, Santford Taylor and Ora Marshall Dosser; and brothers, Ervin Dosser, Elton Dosser, Tom Dosser and S.T. Dosser.

Mr. Dosser is survived by his loving family; daughter, Rosemary Dosser Ross and husband Stan of Corsicana; son, Gerald Newton Dosser and wife Joyce of Corpus Christi; granddaughters, Julie Cockroft and husband Jeff and Jill Coody and husband David; grandsons, Brent Ross and wife Kimmy and Ben Ross and wife Sondi; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Wilson Dosser; and sisters-in-law, Catherine Dosser, Euda Dosser and Peggy Duke and husband Wesley.

Donations may be made to the building fund of First Christian Church.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Zenell (James) Dotson

Zenell James Dotson, 90, of Hearne passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2000 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bryan.

Services were held Sunday in Hearne.

Mrs. Dotson was born June 18, 1910 near New Baden and lived all of her adult life on a farm near Hearne.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Alfa Dotson; three sisters and a brother.

Mrs. Dotson is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James and Carol Dotson of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, June and Charles Renfroe of Hearne; sisters, Pauline Howell of Norwood, N.C., Frances Potteway of Bremond and Modell Tacy of Independence, Mo.; grandsons, Zene Renfroe of Denton, Clay Renfroe of Arlington, Harry Dotson of Barry and Christian Dotson of Detroit, Mich.; granddaughters, Ann Crumley of Austin and Jan Scott of Hearne; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army.

Arrangements by Memorial Funeral Home of Hearne


Helen (Clayton) Douglas
Jul 8, 1906 - May 14, 2001

Helen Douglas, 94, of New York passed away Monday, May 14, 2001 in New York.

Viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Ross and Johnson Chapel. Services will be held at 1 p.m. at Ross and Johnson Chapel. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Mrs. Douglas was born July 8, 1906 in Corsicana. She had been a member of Wilgo Baptist Church in Corsicana. After moving to New York, she united with Ebenezer Baptist Church where she served as president of Lydia deaconess board, member of the gospel chorus and mass choir and on the missionary board.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry E. Douglas Jr.; daughter, Hazel; and sons, Walter, Hobart, Alvin, Theo and Clovis.

Mrs. Douglas is survived by her daughter, Alice Douglas Hill and husband Louis L. of Austin and Myrtle Douglas of Corona, N.Y.; brother, Eddie Clayton of Chicago, Ill.; five grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins including Myrtle Venters and Charlotte Lemmons of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


George E. Douglas
Jun 25, 1929 - Nov 23, 2000

George E. Douglas, 71, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Dairy Johnson Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Mr. Douglas was born June 25, 1929 in Corsicana. He served in the United States Army and was retired from Oil City Iron Works.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Douglas Sr. and Louise Douglas; and one brother, Frank Douglas Jr.

He is survived by wife, Rosie Douglas of Corsicana; daughter, Glenda Lane of Arlington; sisters, Marie Lemmons and Alice Venters, both of Corsicana; grandchildren, George and Markita Lane; sisters-in-law, Wilma McDonald of Ft. Worth and Alma Woodard of Corsicana; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Ivan Lester Dozier 
Feb 24, 1908 - Jan 7, 1991

Ivan Lester Dozier, 82, of Blooming Grove, died Jan. 7, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Barry Fikes officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

He is survived by two daughers, Helen Barnell of Tyler and Pat Montgomery of Richmond; two brothers, Rubert Dozier and Harold Dozier, both of Blooming Grove; five grand-children; eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Jimmy Davis, Benny Hinkle, Ralph Dozier, Bill Strain, Ike Beam, James Page, John Montgomery and Kelly Page.

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Marion LeRoy Draper

Corsicana Daily Sun, July 22, 1967, Friday, Page 5
M L Draper Dies Thursday; Rites Friday

Marion LeRoy Draper, 77, died at the Twilight Home here, Thursday.
Graveside funeral services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Bill Nichols officiating.
Draper was a retired Beaumont merchant patrolman.
Surviving are two sons, Bill Draper, Corsicana and Jack Draper, San Francisco, Calif; three daughters, Mrs. Mamie Ruth Wilson, New Mexico, Mrs Janel Haruchuck, Orange and Mrsa Callie Hughey, Phoenix, Ariz; 22 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.
Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • SSDI: MARION DRAPER 18 Aug 1888 Jul 1967 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 462-12-0729 Texas
  • TXDI: Draper Marion Leroy 07-20-1967 NAVARRO M SEPAR/DIVORCED

Doris Driver
Jan 28, 1949 - Dec 25, 2000

Doris Driver, 51, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Dec. 25, 2000 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church with Rev. S.H. Jemerson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Deacons of the church.

Ms. Driver was born Jan. 28, 1949 in Rice.

She was preceded in death by her father, Herman Woodrow Driver; brothers Herman Driver, Jr. and Joe Wayne Driver; and sister Bertha A. Driver.

Ms. Driver is survived by her daughter, Janquilyn Driver, mother Annie Driver, sister Rosie Kelly and brothers Jimmy and Larry Driver, all of Corsicana; brother Roger Driver of Beaumont; sister Dica Weaver of Dallas; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and companion, George Foreman of Streetman.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary


Floyd Ray Diver
Mar 4, 1915 - Jul 4, 2001

Floyd Ray Diver, 86, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Thornton with the Rev. Billy Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Thornton Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Bates, John Carlson Jr., John Carlson Sr., Chris Curry, Jeff Ray and Ron Waldon. Honorary pallbearers will be James Jackson, Maurice Perry, Logan Bates, Gage Curry, Anthony Detrick, Jason Waldon and Michael Waldon.

Mr. Diver was born March 4, 1915 in Rockdale. On Nov. 13, 2000 he and his wife were married for 63 years. Formerly of Thornton, Mr. and Mrs. Diver have lived in Corsicana for the last seven years. He was a farmer and rancher for most of his life. For 18 years, he mowed the highway right of ways in Limestone and Robertson counties.

Mr. Diver is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughters, Beverly Bates and her husband Billy and Carolyn Holmes and her husband Robert (Berry), all of Corsicana; grandchildren and their spouses, Debbie and John Carlson of Georgetown, Lynnis and Ron Waldon of Tomball, Carol and Jeff Ray of Rockwall, Belinda and Chris Curry and Bruce and Leigh Bates, all of Corsicana; great-grandchildren, Jennifer Carlson, Gage and Macee Curry and Logan Bates, all of Corsicana, John Carlson of Georgetown, Jason and Michael Waldon of Tomball, and Anthony and Amanda Detrick of Rockwall; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home of Thornton.


Harold R. "Raymond' Dudrey
Jun 22, 1927 - Jul 7, 2001

Harold R. "Raymond' Dudrey, 74, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2001, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with John Bates officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Dudrey was born June 22, 1927, in Copeland, Kan.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Dudrey.

He is survived by son, Tim Dudrey of Corsicana; daughters, Diane Ferrell and Loretta Dudrey, both of Corsicana; brother, David Dudrey of Wallace, Neb.; sisters, Joan Bruner of Rogers, Ark., Ina May Davis of Kismet, Kan., Cleo Stoll of Kismet, Kan., Jane Stoll of Meade, Kan. and one grandchild, Ashley Ferrell of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Altha Florence "Flo" (Chapman) Dugan
May 15, 1922 - Sep 24, 2001

Flo Chapman Dugan

Flo Dugan, 79, of Blooming Grove passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2001 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Bill Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Tunnell, Greg Tunnell, Philip Tunnell, Alex Dugan, Craig Carpenter and Kenneth Northern.

Mrs. Dugan was born May 15, 1922 in Blooming Grove to Leroy and Georgia Casey Chapman. She was a beautician.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Stanford Dugan of Blooming Grove; son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Sherilyn Dugan of Mildred; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Keith Tunnell of Barry; grandchildren, Jeff Tunnell, Greg Tunnell, Philip Tunnell, Kristi Tunnell, Alex Dugan, Katie Dugan and Craig Carpenter; brother, Wes Chapman of Waco; sister, Louise Haggard of Blooming Grove; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

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IN MEMORY OF: Flo Dugan
DATE OF BIRTH: May 15, 1922
DATE OF DEATH: Sept. 24, 2001
SERVICES: Wednesday, September 26, 2001 3:00 p.m.
Central Baptist Church
OFFICIATING: Bill Oliver
PALLBEARERS: Kenneth Northern, Phillip Tunnell, Greg Tunnell, Craig Carpenter, Jeff Tunnell, Alex Dugan
INTERMENT: Dresden Cemetery
ARRANGEMENTS: Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove, Texas

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John Henry Dukeminier
Jan 22, 1913 - Jun 24, 2001

John Henry Dukeminier, 88, of Hobbs, N.M. passed away Sunday, June 24, 2001 in Hobbs.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rice Cemetery.

Mr. Dukeminier was born Jan. 22, 1913 in Rice. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hobbs, N.M. and the DAV. He was a courier.

He is survived by his wife, Esther Mae Dukeminier of Hobbs, N.M.; daughter Gina Menefee of Weatherford; cousins Ida Mae Dukeminier of Corsicana and Janell McHam of Fort Worth; granddaughters and husbands Bunny and Bill Barron of Seminole and Dana and Steve Bragonier of Van Couver, Wash.; grandson Shawn Willaby of Hobbs, N.M; step grandsons Ian Menefee and J. M. Menefee of Weatherford; great-grandson Cole Barron of Seminole; and great-granddaughters Dusty Barron of Seminole and Alexandra and Lauren Bragonier, both of Van Couver, Wash.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Award Dunbar
Nov 11, 1914 - Oct 16, 2000

Award Dunbar, 85, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2000 at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Morning Star Baptist Church, 1020 E. 12th Ave., with the Rev. B.R. Whitehead officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Mr. Dunbar was born Nov. 11, 1914 in Streetman.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Gloria Christle Jackson.

Mr. Dunbar is survived by his wife, Mrs. Etta R. Dunbar of Corsicana; daughter, Mrs. Lozell Brooks of Duncanville; grandchildren, Cecelia Cheatam, Cornelia Jefferson, Michael Christle and Harry Christle Brooks; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Velma Rhodes of Corsicana and Ardelia Peters of Oklahoma; and a host of relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Don Eldon Dunkin

Don Eldon Dunkin, 72, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000 in Corsicana.
Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.
Mr. Dunkin was born March 31, 1928 in Riverton, Neb.


Eugenia "Kate" Dunn
Jul 20, 1910 - Nov 24, 2000

Eugenia "Kate" Dunn, 90, of Dallas passed away Friday, Nov. 24, 2000 at Pleasant Manor Living Center in Waxahachie.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Scott Funeral Chapel with Pastor Cedric D. Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Tatum Cemetery in Waxahachie.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Mrs. Dunn was born July 20, 1910 in Iola. She was a member of Ebenezer Church in Powell. She moved to Waxahachie in 1991.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Dunn; sons, Willie D. Dunn and Edward Dunn; her parents, two sisters and one brother.

Mrs. Dunn is survived by her daughter-in-law, Bobbie Dunn of Dallas; grandchildren, Deborah Hunter, Sharon Dunn and Edward Dunn Jr.; two great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Floyd R. Dunsworth
Dec 31, 1913 - Jan 14, 2001

Floyd R. Dunsworth, age 87, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at a Wichita Falls hospital.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at Lamar Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Bowman, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home.

Floyd Dunsworth was born Dec. 31, 1913, in Dublin, Texas, to Arlet and Ida Mae Dunsworth. He and his five siblings grew up in the Odd Fellow's Home in Corsicana, Texas. Floyd married Loretta Cole in Canyon, Texas, on Dec. 25, 1941. He served his country in the U.S. Army Medic Corp. during World War II.

Mr. Dunsworth was a career educator having worked in the Panhandle of Texas at several schools as teacher, coach and administrator. He accepted a teaching position with the Wichita Falls I.S.D in 1953. He worked for the school district for 25 years, including 17 years as a teacher and then principal of McGaha Elementary School. He retired in 1978.

He was a member of Lamar Baptist Church where he served as a deacon as well as former director of the Training Union. His wife, Loretta, preceded Mr. Dunsworth in death in 1982.

Survivors include his two sons: Dr. Arlet R. Dunsworth and his wife Janell of Dallas, and David C. Dunsworth and his wife Marilyn of Plano, Texas; and by three grandchildren: Dana L. Dodgen and her husband David, Daniel C. Dunsworth and his wife Amy, and Adam R. Dunsworth, all of Dallas.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Lamar Baptist Church Building Fund, 1100 Harrison, Wichita Falls, Texas, 76309.

Mr. Dunsworth will be warmly remembered by his former students and colleagues, his friends at the Senior Citizen's Center, and by his longtime friend, Wanda Elrod.


Ira Lee Dyer
Jul 15, 1917 - Oct 3, 2001

DYER
IRA LEE, born July 15, 1917 in Bloominggrove TX, passed away October 3, 2001 in Ennis, TX.  He was owner of Airway Plumbing before he retired.  He was receded in death by a son, Dennis Doyle Dyer, a step-son, Steve Richardson; sister Evelena Pate and 2 brothers, Thomas & Buford Dyer.  Ira was survived by his wife, Lola Dyer; 2 sons, Charles Eugene Dyer & James Lee Dyer; 1 daughter; Wanda Orphey; stepchildren: Eddie & David Richardson, Beth Vacek & Grace Largent; 17 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 2 brothers; W. A. & Bennie Dyer; 4 sisters, Erma Grider, Emma Brewer Henrietta Ellis & Joyce Humbert.  Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 Friday, Oct 5, 2001 at Restland Funeral Home.  Services will be held 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001 at RESTLAND MEMORIAL CHAPEL with Pastor Joe Dennis officiating. (DMN - Oct 4, 2001)

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Ira Lee Dyer

Ira Lee Dyer, 84, passed away Oct. 3, 2001 in Ennis.

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

Services will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Restland Memorial Chapel with Pastor Joe Dennis officiating.

Mr. Dyer was born July 15, 1917 in Blooming Grove. He was owner of Airway Plumbing before he retired.

He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Doyle Dyer; stepson, Steve Richardson; sister, Evelena Pate; and brothers, Thomas and Buford Dyer.

Mr. Dyer is survived by his wife, Lola Dyer; sons, Charles Eugene Dyer and James Lee Dyer; daughter, Wanda Orphey; stepchildren, Eddie and David Richardson, Beth Vacek and Grace Largent; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, W.A. and Bennie Dyer; and sisters, Erma Grider, Emma Brewer, Henrietta Ellis and Joyce Humbert.

Arrangements by Restland Funeral Home of Dallas.


James A. Dyson
Jun 28, 1922 - Aug 18, 2000

Services for James A. Dyson, 78, of Waco will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Dale Webster officiating.

Burial will be under the direction of Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home.

He died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

He was born June 28, 1922, in Coleman. He married Marjorie Louise Hodges on April 17, 1949, in Odessa. She died Dec. 1, 1995. He graduated from Odessa High School. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He obtained the ranking of tech sergeant before being honorably discharged. He was a resident of Lubbock from 1962 until he moved to Waco in 1997. He worked as a superintendent with the city of Lubbock sewage department until he retired. He then was co-owner and operator of S and D Productions. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Claude D. of Belton and James R. of Waco; a daughter, Edwina Louise Dyson of Hart; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


Lillie F. Ealy

FORT WORTH -- Lillie F. Ealy, 85, a homemaker, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Greater St. Paul Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the church.

Lillie Ealy was born June 28, 1915, in Streetman. She was the first lady of Greater Saint Paul Church for over 35 years. She was married to the late Rev. William Ealy for 54 years. At the church she was involved in Golden Years, Women's Mission Group and Women's Sunday School.

Survivors: Brothers, Willie Dessie, Tom Cornell, McKinley Jessie; sister, Rosanna Anderson; grandchidlren, Reginald Ealy Sr., Rhonda Faye Barnes; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

Rev's Funeral Parlor, 3615 Vaughn Blvd.


Mary Elizabeth "Lisa" Earl
May 4, 1962 - Dec 19, 2000

Mary Elizabeth "Lisa" Earl, 38, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Berry, James Moss, James Kelley, Oscar Chrisman, Aubrey Saunders, Glenn Holloway, Kenneth Scarbrough and David Seale.

Ms. Earl was born May 4, 1962, to Robert J. and Mary Spurlock Earl in Bethesda, Md. She graduated from Ennis High School, attended Navarro College and

 Texas State University.

She was preceded in death by grandparents Mr. and Mrs. George Earl of Mr. and Mrs. O.F. Spurlock, all of Kerens.

Ms. Earl is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. "Red" Earl of Ennis; brother and sister-in-law, David and Leeann Earl of Mt. Pleasant; niece and nephew, Susan and Shawn Earl of Mt. Pleasant; aunts, Inez Morris of Pampa and Dixie Hill of Tyler; uncles and aunts, James and Jeanette Earl, Kenneth and Ruby Stovall and Ottis Ray and Anna Spurlock of Kerens; and a number of cousins.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or American Kidney Foundation.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.


Lester Woodrow Easley 

Obituary moved to his Biography page

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Mary Evelyn (Jones) Easley

Mary Evelyn "Granny" Easley, 75, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2001 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Cecil Easley, Cecil Easley Jr., Josh Easley, Lester Easley and Ronnie Wilhelm.

Mrs. Easley was born Jan. 31, 1926 in Olney to Walter L. and Mary L. Jones. She spent her life in service to the Lord, ministering to the needs of others both spiritually and personally, and brought true pleasure and a charming spirit into the lives of all who knew her. She loved to entertain and share her home with family and friends, and she never met a stranger. She found joy in spending time outdoors with her dogs and in her garden. Forgiveness, love, compassion, caring and giving were her core qualities, and she carried those traits with her right to the end. The nursing staff that provided her care couldn't help but become attached to this great and wonderful lady. Everyone who knew her loved her, yet the family rejoices for the reward she received in Christ, but they mourn over her absence in their lives. She was a caretaker of others for many years, and was a member of First Pentecostal Church of God.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Winfred "Shine" Easley; and son, Winford Lee Easley.

Mrs. Easley is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Cecil and Pat Easley of Corsicana; brother, Wayne Earl Jones of Michigan; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.


Bertha Faye (Berryhill) Easley 

Obituary: Corsicana Daily Sun - July 8, 1984
Bertha Faye Easley

Bertha Faye Easley, 72, of Corsicana, died Saturday at her residence. The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Monday at the First Pentecostal Church of God with the Rev. B. W. Johnson officiatig. Burial will be in the Campbell-Elrod Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, Lester Woodrow Easley; a daughter Barbara Ann Abbe; a son, Lester L. Easley; three sisters, Essie Williams, Flo Edwards and Lurline Gandy, all of Corsicana; one brother, Roy N. Berryhill of Waco; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Rickey Easley, Johnny Easley, Leonard Nolan, Vernon Dockery, David Abbe Jr. and Kenneth Berryhill.

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Doris Ann (Cates) Hinkle-East)

Doris Ann East, 64, of Blooming Grove passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000 at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Todd Hinkle, David Golden, Mike Golden, Kenneth Golden Jr., Keith Cunningham, Mack McGraw and Kit East.

Mrs. East was born Oct. 20, 1935 in the Dawson community to Homer and Irene Cates. She was owner of D's Pipe Shop.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Clara Mae Cates; and brother, Elton Cates.

Mrs. East is survived by her husband, Doug East of Blooming Grove; son, Tim Hinkle of Corsicana; daughters, Vonna Johnson of Dallas and Tena Thomas of Corsicana; stepsons, Kevin East of Bossier, La., Keith and Donnett East of Corsicana and Kit East of Burleson; stepdaughter, Kerrie and Jim Danner of Mexia; grandchildren, Shellee Minefee, Wes Gullatt, Melanie Hinkle, Todd Hinkle, Lauren Thomas, Elisabeth East, Desaree Bell, Starley Bell, Malyn Danner, Rachel East and Emily East; great-grandchildren, Austin Gullatt and Skyleigh Bell; sisters, Katie Golden of Silver City, Dixie Leathers of Mt. Calm, Marcene Pollard of Arlington and Aline Atwood of Tyler; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Erma L. (Higgins) East

Erma L. East, 85, of Tehuacana passed away Monday, Feb. 26, 2001 in Forest Ridge Nursing Home in Hamilton.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with the Rev. Billy Don Roberts of First Baptist Church of Tehuacana officiating. Interment will follow at Tehuacana Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kit East, Keith East, Bob Wright, Tommy Self, Ed Trotter and Claude Monk.

Mrs. East was born Sept. 28, 1915 in Datura. She was a lifelong resident of Tehuacana. She retired from Aetna Insurance Company as an underwriter. Her hobbies were gardening and cooking and she was well known in the area for her fruitcakes and fudge. She was a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by brothers, James Higgins and Robert A. Higgins; sisters, Bernice Laughlin and Dorothy O'Connell; and daughter-in-law, Doris A. East.

Mrs. East is survived by her son, Douglas East of Blooming Grove; grandchildren, Kerrie L. Danner and husband Tim of Mexia, Kevin D. East of Bossier City, La., Keith D. East and wife Donnette of Barry, Kit D. East of Burleson, Vonna Bratcher and husband David of Dallas, Tena Thomas and Tim Hinkle, both of Corsicana; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home of Mexia.


Dubart Miller Echols

Dubart Miller ECHOLS was born in Navarro County on December 6, 1929. He passed away on Friday, November 7, 1996. He was the last of the six original Banditos of the Houston Chapter. He is survived by his daughter Mary Lou Decker: son, Michael Lee Echols; sisters, Betty Phillips, Gloria Gott and Judy Snowden, grandchildren, Bonnie, Becky, Vanughnessa, Heather, and little Ryan, with numerous nieces and nephews; visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12,1996 at Heights Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 3:00p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 1996 at Calvary Hill Cemetery, 21715 Aldine Westfield Rd. In Humble, TX.
Heights Funeral Home, 1317 Heights Blvd. 862-8844

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Douglas Jay Eddlemon

POOLVILLE -- Douglas Jay Eddlemon, 61, a retired maintenance foreman, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, in Poolville.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at White's Funeral Chapel in Springtown. Burial: Laurel Land in Crowley. Visitation: The family will greet friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Douglas Jay Eddlemon was born Oct. 6, 1939, in Frost. He retired from Carswell Air Force Base to barbecue and care for his horses and cattle at his Poolville home of 15 years. He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his father, J. C. Eddlemon, and infant granddaughter, Peyton Eddlemon.

Survivors: Wife, Sandra; mother, Billie Eddlemon of Fort Worth; daughters, Rita Barger of Fort Worth and Tammy Eddlemon of Weatherford; son, Brian Eddlemon of Weatherford; stepchildren, Keith Eichenberger of Lake Worth, Renee Eichenberger of California and Kevin Eichenberger of Springtown; and numerous grandchildren


Joe I. Edens

Joe I. Edens entered the eternal glory of God on Oct. 26, 2000.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with his son the Rev. Gary L. Edens, and the Revs. Harold Guess, Gene Cravens and Mickey Loftis officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rick Gunnell, Charlie Collier, Don Reed, Wayne Bernsen, Don Barton and Larry Christie. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Dave Campbell, Bob Scott, Mobil Pipe Line employees, Texas Bird Hunters Association and Charlie Norwood.

Mr. Edens, affectionately known as "Honey" by family and friends, was a devoted father who taught his children in words and deed to be honest, trustworthy and hard working. His life was a living example of the "Golden Rule," do unto others as you would have them do unto you. He coached Little League baseball for 14 years, leading the Longview Yankees in 1959 to be the first undefeated team in Little League history. He was scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 258 in Corsicana from 1963 to 1968, leading seven boys to earn the coveted Eagle Scout award. Boy Scout Troop 258 was sponsored by old First Christian Church where Mr. Edens was a member and served on the board of deacons for several years. He was a member of the Barry Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Eden's real love was quail hunting. In keeping with his life of doing for others, he used this love to be the founder of the Texas Bird Hunters Association. He was a member of the National Bird Hunters board for seven and one-half years. On June 11, 1994 he was inducted into the Texas Bird Hunters Hall of Fame.

He gave the Magnolia Pipe Line Company, later known as Mobil Oil, 40 years of faithful service. Because of his skills in the oil field industry, the U.S. Government required him to stay at home during World War II to provide essential fuel resources for its brave men and women overseas.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Bryan H. Edens formerly of Longview and Joe Buddy Edens formerly of Converse; parents, Akin Edens and Lola Edens of Beckville; and brothers and sisters.

Mr. Edens is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Dorothy Edens; daughters, Ruth Dawson and husband Jim and Susie Matthews and husband James, all of Corsicana; daughter-in-law Sandra Edens Cochan and husband Bill of Longview; son, Gary L. Edens and wife Jacky of Flowery Branch, Ga.; eight grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Maida Edmonson

CORSICANA (Special) - Services for Maida Louise Kirk Edmonson, 63, of Corsicana will be at 3 p.m. today in Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Russell Bankes officiating.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Floydada Cemetery.

She died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, in Columbia Navarro.

She was born Oct. 13, 1934, in Floyd County.

Survivors include her husband, Eugene; a son, Martin of Austin; a daughter, Donna Bedingfield of Stanton; a stepson, Robert Edmonson of Bulverde; two stepdaughters, Toni Walten of Lubbock and Resa Meeks of Corsicana; two sisters, Cleo Fitchgerald of Buchanan and Dimple McGuire of Cheyenne, Okla.; a brother, Lacy Kirk of Marble Falls; and seven grandchildren


Rufus Burwell Edmundson 

Abeline Reporter - Jan 9, 1999

DENTON -- Rufus Burwell Edmundson, 86, formerly of Abilene, died Wednesday in a local hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today in Bell Avenue Church with the Rev. Buddy Owens officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Crossroads, directed by Mulkey-Mason/Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home.

Mr. Edmundson was born in Rice, Texas, and married Mary Nancy Swafford in 1936 in Corsicana. He worked as an assistant substation engineer for West Texas Utilities for 40 years and was a member of Bell Avenue Church.

Survivors include his wife, of Denton; one son, Gerald Ernest Edmundson of Denton; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

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  • R. Edmundson 18 Mar 1912 - 06 Jan 1999

 


Flora Verlea Edwards

AMHERST (Special) - Services for Flora Verlea Edwards, 85, of Amherst will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church in Amherst with the Rev. Arron Reid, pastor, officiating. The Rev. Ted Wilson, of First United Methodist Church in Amherst, and elder Cleveland Bass, minister of Primitive Baptist Church, will assist.

Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery under direction of Hammons Funeral Home.

She died Wednesday, April 2, 1997, in Littlefield Hospitality House.

She was born June 22, 1911, in Kerens. She married Lloyd Edwards on May 7, 1927, in Amherst. He died Jan. 17, 1979. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Amherst. An infant son, Asa Clinton Edwards, and a daughter, Joyce Crain, preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, Lloyd Dale of Amherst; a sister, Geraldine Farrell of Lewisville; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to the Amherst EMS.


Mary Sue Eiland

Mary Sue Eiland, 91, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at Heritage Oaks West.

Services were 10 a.m. today at North Beaton Church of Christ with Russell Bankes officiating. Interment followed at Fairfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers were A. B. Dickey, George Aldama, Johnny Thompson, Buddy Beasley, Jack Tatum and Ricky Jennings.

She was born June 26, 1909 to Enoch and Mollie Eiland. She taught school at Boles Home Orphanage. She retired from the U.S. Soil Conservation Service. She made extensive missionary trips doing what she loved most - serving the Lord.

She is survived by her many friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


Grace (Smith) Eliot
Jan 17, 1911 - Feb 22, 1998

Eliot, Grace, 87, born January 17, 1911, in Drane Community. Passed away February 22, 1998 Dallas, TX. Mrs. Eliot was a lifetime resident of Navarro County. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, lifetime member of the Kinsloe House, Corsicana Business & Professional Women's Club where she served as President 1975 - 1976 and a member of the Pink Ladies for several years.

Mrs. Eliot retired from Sears and for the last few years had been under the loving care of Greg & Susan Eliot in Dallas, TX. She is survived by nephew, Greg & Susan Eliot, Dallas, TX; sisters-in-law, Emily Smith, Oak Cliff, TX, Jane Eliot, Odessa, TX, Sue Williams, Katy TX; brother-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. George Eliot, Corsicana, TX; host of nieces & nephews. Preceded in death by husband Edgar A. Eliot, Jr.

Services 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 24, 1998 at Corley Funeral Chapel, Rev. Connally Dugger of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will take plce February 24, 1998 in the Grape Creek Cemetery. Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 320 N. 15th Street Corsicana, Texas, 75110, or to a charity of your choice.

Corley Funeral Home - Corsicana TX

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  • Added to www.findagrave.com


Tennie Elliott

QUITAQUE (Special) - Services for Tennie Fae Elliott, 75, of Lubbock will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church with minister John Burk, Lake Ridge United Methodist Church pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery under direction of Myers-Long Funeral Home of Quitaque.

She died Saturday, June 28, 1997, in Methodist Hospital.

She was born Aug. 14, 1921, in Corsicana. She married Virgil Elliott on Jan. 31, 1943, in Amarillo. He died March 15, 1993. She was a member of Lake Ridge United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a lifetime Quitaque resident before moving to Lubbock three years ago.

Survivors include one daughter, Jerry Card of Lubbock; three sisters, Georgia Tyler and Lorraine Fellers, both of Amarillo, and Marie Moore of Myers Flat, Calif.; three brothers, Thurston Gilcrease of Chicago, John Gilcrease of Redding, Calif., and Arnold Gilcrease of San Angelo; and one grandson.


Geraldine (DeMoss) Ellis
Apr 30, 1930 - Jan 10, 2001

Geraldine DeMoss Ellis, 70, of Arlington passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001 in Arlington.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Kerens City Cemetery with the Rev. James T. Davis officiating.

Mrs. Ellis was born April 30, 1930 in Corsicana. She worked as a certified nurses aide for over 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cratus Ellis Jr.
Mrs. Ellis is survived by her sons, Larry Ellis of Mt. Home, Ark., Lynn Ellis of Bentonville, Ark. and Phillip Ellis of Arlington; daughter, Jerrie Jobe of LaRue, Ark.; sister, Sue Smith of Lubbock; brothers, Buster DeMoss of Nuevo Laredo and James DeMoss and Royce DeMoss, both of Corsicana; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Ila Marie (Gurley) Ellis
Nov 5, 1925 - May 16, 2001

Ila Marie Ellis, 75, of Purdon, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2001, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Mr. Ferman Carpenter officiating. Interment will be in Younger Cemetery.

Mrs. Ellis was born Nov. 5, 1925, in Bazette. She was baptized in the Baptist church at a young age. She was a homemaker and a very loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her son, Odis Ellis Jr.; grandsons, Michael Dean Ellis and Justin Lynn Brown and sister, Faye Bamburg.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Odis Ellis of Purdon; daughter, Charlotte Marie and Eddy Brown of Purdon; sons, Cecil and Pat Ellis and Christopher Lynn Ellis, both of Purdon; sisters, Evelyn Harrison of Ft. Worth, Geneva Madden of Irving, Elsie Parker of Houston and Opal Warren of Wortham; granddaughters, Malissa Armstrong of Purdon and Kristy Ellis of Arlington; grandson, Lawrence David Linder of Purdon; great grandsons, Michael Armstrong and Dustin Ellis, both of Purdon; great granddaughter, Samantha Armstrong of Purdon and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Larry Wayne Elmore
Feb 21, 1949 - Jan 15, 2001

Larry Wayne Elmore, 51, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with James Williams and Mike Efird officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Danny Elmore, Marlon Elmore, Blake Elmore, Brian Elmore, Ken Elmore, Keith Elmore, Rodney Bennett, Ron Bennett, Kevin Dunsmore and Roland Bennett.

Mr. Elmore was born Feb. 21, 1949 in Corsicana. He was self employed and a member of Pleasant Grove Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leon Leport Elmore.

Mr. Elmore is survived by his wife Kay (Shirley) Elmore of Corsicana; sons and daughter-in-law, Chad and Kellie Elmore of Tyler and Brad Elmore of Corsicana; daughters, Cassie, Crystal and Misty, all of Corsicana; mother, Opal Elmore of Corsicana; four grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leroy and Imogene Elmore of Corsicana, Doyle and Sue Elmore of Red Oak, Raymond and Oleta Elmore of Hutchins, Harvey and Marilyn Elmore of Ennis, Lonnie and Rikki Elmore of Longview, and Jackie and Denise Elmore of Little Elm; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Ronnie Bennett and Rebecca and Danny Hall, all of Corsicana, Joyce Gillespie of Houston, Nancy and Dennis Dunsmore of Palmer, Peggy and Robert Allen of Arlington, and Andra and Ronnie Jones of Longview; 38 nieces and nephews, 42 great-nieces and great-nephews, many cousins and other relatives.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Lourene Westbrook Emery

DALLAS -- Lourene Westbrook Emery died peacefully at her home Thursday, June 14, 2001.

Memorial Service: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Restland Wildwood Chapel.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to: Alzheimer's Association of Greater Dallas Chapter 800-515-8201/214-827-0662; 7610 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 600, Dallas, TX 75247; Alzheimer's Association National 800-272-3900.
Lourene Westbrook Emery was born to Frank and Robbie Westbrook March 20, 1915, in Blooming Grove.

She graduated from North Texas State in Denton, Texas with a degree in Education. As a young woman she was active in St. Michaels Episcopal Church and was a member of the Altar Guild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Vernon Emery; her twin sister, Louise Westbrook; and sister, Lucille Westbrook.

Survivors: Sons, Richard Emery and wife Gay, children Richard Emery 11, Courtney Stanford Loving, and Marshall Stanford; Robert Emery and wife, Elizabeth, children, Mark Emery and Leslie Reid; Ralph Emery and wife Kim, children, Kevin Emery, Lisa Roe, Neldalourene Emery, Mary Elizabeth Emery and Whitney Adams; Joe Michael Emery, children, Austin Emery and Jack Emery. Mrs. Emery had five great grandchildren. All knew her as "Mama-Lou". She is survived by her brothers, Alvis Westbrook; Nolan Westbrook and wife Bunky; Bobby Joe Westbrook and wife Wanda; and a sister, Glenda Edwards and husband Giles.

Restland Funeral Home, Dallas, TX


Patricia Jean Emmett
Jul 30, 1936 - Aug 28, 2001

Patricia Jean Emmett, 65, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001 in Navarro County.

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

Services will be 4 p.m. Friday at Trinity Christian Fellowship with the Rev. Kenneth Barber officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Emmett was born July 30, 1936 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ardale Emmett; father, Ed T. Denn; mother, Ruby Denn; daughter, Deanna Willis; and great-granddaughter, Tara Price.

Mrs. Emmett is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Ruby and Bill Jordan of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Bryan and Kim Emmett and Tommy and Susan Emmett, all of Corsicana; son-in-law, Glen Willis of Corsicana; granddaughters, Patricia Kuykendall and husband Tracy of Emhouse, Nicole Sykes, Emily Carter and Tiffany Emmett, all of Corsicana; grandsons, Charlie Price of Richland, Bobby Sykes, Derek Emmett, Bryan Emmett Jr., Owen Emmett and Bryan Harwell, all of Corsicana, and Ronnie Emmett and Ardale Emmett, both of Dawson; great-granddaughter, Deanna Neal of Emhouse; and great-grandsons, Nathan Neal of Emhouse and Hayden Price and Axle Price, both of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Memorials may be made to the Patsy Emmett Memorial Fund at City National Bank

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Raymond F. Eppler
Dec 23, 1913 - Nov 6, 2000

Raymond F. Eppler, 86, of Ennis passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2000 in Ennis.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Chatfield Cemetery with Brother G.G. Milton officiating.

Mr. Eppler was born Dec. 23, 1913 in Cleburne.

He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and C. L. Dorton of Alma.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Martha Louise (Eddington) Eppler
Mar 17, 1924 - Mar 29, 2001

Martha Louise Eppler, 77, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, March 29, 2001 at her residence.

Services will be 1 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Teri Hildebrand officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Greg Eppler, Gary Eppler, Jeffery Eppler, Lee Eppler, Wicky Eppler, Mike Eppler and Donnie White.

Mrs. Eppler was born March 17, 1924 in Davis, Okla. to William and Edna Eddington. She worked for many years in the cafeteria for the Corsicana Independent School District.

Mrs. Eppler is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry Alton and Martha Eppler of Baytown and Travis Glen and Kathaleen Eppler of Missouri City; grandchildren, Greg and Teresa Eppler of Baytown and Gary and Carla Eppler, all of Baytown, and Jeffery Eppler and Rebecca Eppler, both of Missouri City; great-grandchildren, Chelsea Eppler, Andrew Eppler and Celeste Eppler; brother, Sam Eddington and wife Iva of Bakersfield, Calif. and sister, Betty Self of Nacogdoches.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


Shelley Dawn Erwin

Shelley Dawn Erwin, 26, of Corsicana, Texas, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, in Corsicana.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Lane officiating. Interment will be in Blue Grove, Texas.

Survivors include her parents, Terry and Skeeter Erwin of Lake Arrowhead Ranch Estates and Gloria Graham of Fort Worth; three brothers, Chris Erwin and Jason Graham, both of Fort Worth, and Scott McCulley of Wichita Falls; five sisters, Penny Patel of Cerritos, Calif., Barbara Chapin of Fort Worth, Stacey Edwards of Lubbock, Angela Yates of Benton, La. and Kim Priebe of Wichita Falls; and her grandparents, Lanora Taylor of Wichita Falls and Homer and Mary Pruitt of Iowa Park.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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  • TXBI: ERWIN SHELLEY DAWN 3-9-1974 f WICHITA


Bessie Louise (Webb) Etheredge
Dec 5, 1904 - Mar 5, 2001

Bessie Louise Etheredge, 96, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 5, 2001 at her residence after a long illness.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Pastor B.F. Risinger Jr. and Mrs. Etheredge's grandson the Rev. Dale Walker officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jared Walker, Austin Turner, Slade Walker, Nolan Dockery, John Herrock, Keith Ford and Randy Turner.

Mrs. Etheredge was born Dec. 5, 1904 in Oak Grove to Malcom and Elizabeth Webb. She was a lifelong resident of Navarro County. She married Truly Etheredge on May 15, 1926. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Frank Walker Jr.; and great-granddaughter, Nina.

Mrs. Etheredge is survived by her husband of 74 years, Truly Etheredge of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Billie June and Frank Walker of Monroe, La.; grandchildren and their spouses, Carrie Walker and Rebecca and Keith Ford, all of Dallas, Lisa and John Herrock, Melanie and Randy Turner and Dale and Lydia Walker, all of Monroe, La., and Susie Walker of Shreveport, La.; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Jack Webb of Lancaster; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


James A. Eubank
Nov 19, 1918 - Mar 11, 2001

James A. Eubank, 82, of Fairfield passed away Sunday, March 11, 2001 at Arkansas Valley Regional Nursing Care Center, LaJunta, Colo.

Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin.

Mr. Eubank was born Nov. 19, 1918 in Fairfield to Joseph and Leta (Herndon) Eubank.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Leah Sessions Eubank; parents and nine brothers and sisters.

Mr. Eubank is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Geoff Brownlee of Concord, Calif.; son and daughter-in-law, James and Katy Eubank of LaJunta, Colo.; grandchildren, David Brownlee and wife Allison, and John, Elizabeth, Andrew and Joseph Eubank; and brother and sister-in-law, Lester and Mary Katherine Eubank of Texas.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield.


Frank Evans Jr.
Mar 19, 1941 - May 2, 1999

Frank Evans Jr., 58, of Dallas and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, May 2, 1999 at Doctor's Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. today at First Independent Baptist Church, with the Rev. L. L. Polk officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.
Mr. Evans was born March 19, 1941 in Tehuacana.
Mr. Evans was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lubertha Gabriel; and brother, Arbert Evans.

Mr. Evans is survived by his wife, Geneva Evans of Corsicana; daughters, Karla, Cheryl, Margaret, Melanie, Jacqueline, Elaine, Dione and Sheree, all of Corsicana; son, Frank Evans III; foster sons, John Pitts of Corsicana, Robert Earl Pitts of Abington, Va. And Jery Pitts of Austin; 20 grandchildren; sister, Louise Lewis of Corsicana; aunt, Gladys Anderson of Houston; son-in-law, Mitchell Coleman; dear friend, J. L. Brown; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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  • SSDI: Frank J. Evans; b. 19 Sep1941; d. 02 May 1999; 75228 Dallas TX; 467-64-9105


Gladys K. Fagan
Feb 3, 1901 - Nov 8, 2000

Dallas Morning News, Friday Nov 10, 2000
FAGAN
GLADYS K., was born February 3, 1901 in Corsicana, Texas and passed away November 8, 2000 in Dallas, Texas. Member of Trinity-First United Methodist Church in El Paso, Texas. Preceded in death by her husband Russell Crawford Fagan. Survived by her cousin, Maxine W. Cutler of Dallas; nephew Charles F. Melze of Keller, Texas; and niece, Helen E. Martin of Texarkana, Arkansas. Mrs. Fagan will lie in state at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home on Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Graveside services will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Paso, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Children's Medical Center or a charity of choice in memory of Gladys K. Fagan.
SPARKMAN/HILLCREST Funeral Home 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas (214) 363-5401


Lee Fagg

Lee Fagg, 93, of Star Harbor passed away Thursday, May 31, 2001 in Weatherford.

Graveside services were held this morning at Oakwood Cemetery with Father Liam Sweeney officiating.

Mr. Fagg was born Aug. 14, 1907 in Texas. He was a mechanical engineer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Fagg.

Mr. Fagg is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Duke Allen of Weatherford; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Terri and Jim Aldridge of Weatherford; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Andy and Paula Allen of Weatherford, Dan and Michelle Allen of Austin, and Lee and Rita Allen of Conroe; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Catholic Relief Services, Attn: Sister Nancy Sullivan, P.O. Box 190507, Dallas, Texas 75219.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Katherine Fair
Aug 1, 1911 - Aug 27, 2001

Katherine Fair of Corsicana passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2001 at Heritage Oaks West. She was born Aug. 1, 1911.

Services were held at 10 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment followed at Woodland Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Arnold Charles Falk Sr.
Apr 21, 1918 - Mar 7, 2001

Arnold Charles Falk Sr., 82, of Granbury passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2001 in Granbury.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Edward A. Baggett officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Falk was a corporate pilot. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a captain and member of "The Quiet Birdmen" also known as the "QBs".

He is survived by his wife, Sara Holmes Falk of Granbury; sons and daughter-in-law, Arnold Charles and Danielle Falk III of Houston, and Robert Hardy Falk of Dallas; grandsons, Arnold Charles Falk IV of Geneva, Switzerland and Dillon Holmes Falk of Dallas; granddaughters and grandson-in-law, Solange Isabel and Sam Lockridge of Lexington, Ken. and Dorian Danielle Falk of Dallas; great-grandson, Dallas Lockridge of Lexington, Ken.; and great-granddaughter, Ashley Lockridge of Lexington, Ken.

Memorials may be made to Happy Hills Academy in Granbury.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:


Frances Nadine (Watson) Falk
Dec 17, 1918 - Dec 19, 2000

Frances Nadine Falk, 82, of Corsicana, formerly of Blooming Grove, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Graveside services will be Thursday at White Church Cemetery with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.

Mrs. Falk was born Dec. 17, 1918 in Blooming Grove to Samuel and Della Watson. She worked as a waitress for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Art Falk; her parents; and nephew Bobby Tipping.

Mrs. Falk is survived by nieces and nephews JoAnn McCowen of Mesquite; Mary and Doug Hiler, Bill and LaVone Tipping and Janice Tipping of Blooming Grove.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.


Juanita Jane (Baker) Farmer
Jul 25, 1937 - Oct 18, 2000

Jane Baker Farmer

Jane Farmer, 63, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Mark Barnhill officiating. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery in Silver City.
Mrs. Farmer was born July 25, 1937 in Blooming Grove to Curtis and Ruth Baker. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Farmer is survived by her husband, Jim Farmer of Corsicana; daughters, Karen Denny of Lancaster, Susan Barnhill of Kingwood and Shari Hornback of Pensacola, Fla.; brother, Wayne Moody of Corsicana; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Wife of Jimmy Ray Farmer


Roy Lee Farris
Oct 17, 1923 - May 5, 2001

Roy Lee Farris, 77, of Dallas passed away Saturday, May 5, 2001 at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

Viewing will be held from 8 to 9 p.m. Friday at Cedar Crest Funeral Home, 4830 S. Lancaster Road, Dallas.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Church Of The Living God, 3711 Biglow and Overton, Dallas. Interment will follow at the Princeton Community Cemetery.

Mr. Farris was born Oct. 17, 1923 in the Princeton community in Navarro County to the late Andrew and Judy Farris. He was educated at the public school in Princeton community.

He received his Christian faith at an early age. He united with the Church of the Living God under the leadership of Bishop Crawford. He was an avid sportsman, especially basketball. He also managed a baseball team called, Cherry Reds. He was a happy-go-lucky kind of guy. He worked until retirement at Industrial Labor Hall in Dallas.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Lillie Mae Farris and Arva Farris; sister, Ruby Farris Jackson; brother, A. J. Farris; son, Lee Elbert Farris; and sister-in-Iaw, Pearl Farris.

Mr. Farris is survived by two sons; Curtis Lee Farris of Corsicana and Ivory Joe Farris of Fort Worth; one daughter, Toni Dunkin of Dallas; four stepdaughters; Jerreland Farris Hailey and Phyllis Farris of Corsicana, Jessie Adams of Red Oak and Tammy Dunkin of Dallas; three sons-in-law, Brian Hailey and Lelland Adams of Corsicana and Corey Sloan of Ft Worth; two brothers-in-law, Dennis C. Farris of Dallas and Evangelist Curly Farris of Fort Worth; two sisters, Murlee Holmes of Corsicana and Bessie J. Farris-Aigbadon of Philadelphia, Pa.; three brothers-in-law; Lawrence Jackson of Fort Worth, George Holmes Sr. of Corsicana and Dr. Benson V. Aigbadon of Nigeria, Africa; one first cousin, U.L. Farris of Denison; two special companions, Barbara Dunkin and Anne Ballard; 19 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Cedar Crest Funeral Home of Dallas


Mary Felder
Aug 3, 1929 - Jun 4, 1997

Mary Felder
Lubbock Avalanche Journal - website
Services for Mary Felder, 67, of Lubbock will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday in St. Matthew's Baptist Church with the Rev. R. S. Stanley, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the City of Lubbock Cemetery under direction of Jamison's Funeral Home.

She died Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 3, 1929, in Corsicana. She was a member of St. Matthew's Baptist Church and the church choir. A daughter, Mary Jane Josie, preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Imogene Robinson of Lubbock; a son, Edward Feltoncq of Lubbock; six sisters, Ocie Wilson, Martha Dupree and Betty Green, all of Lubbock, Katherine Keeling of Mexia, Maybell Davis of Springfield and Bobby Jo Bell of Crockett; and a grandchild.

The family will receive friends in A. W. Wilson Chapel from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.


Joseph Ferguson
Jun 22, 1981 - Dec 2, 2000

Joseph Ferguson, 19, of Corsicana, passed away Dec. 2, 2000 at his residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Old Salem Cemetery in Center.

He was born June 22, 1981 in Nacogdoches.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Terry Ferguson.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, David and Lori Ferguson; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas Michael and Jessica Ferguson, Christopher Lee and Chrissy Ferguson and David Ferguson Jr.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


Censcerica Ferrell
Jul 11, 1953 - Jun 24, 2000

FORT WORTH -- Censcerica Ferrell, 46, an insurance claims representative, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Williams Funeral Chapel. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Censcerica Ferrell was born on July 11, 1953, in Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Wilma Ferrell.

Survivors: Parent, Willie Ferrell of Corsicana; brother, Ronald Ferrell of San Bernardino, Calif.; sisters, Deborah Holiday, Patricia Banks, Lesha Ferrell and Samara Chisango; aunt, Gladys Johnson; great-aunt, Bobbie Harris; and other aunts and relations.


Bertha Mae (Tillman) Ferrell  
Oct 16, 1913 - Jun 9, 2001

Bertha Mae Tillman Ferrell, 87, of Blooming Grove passed away Saturday, June 9, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Johnny and Tim Tramel, Trey Adams, Ronnie Ford, Jody Kittrell and Chris Bacie. Honorary pallbearers will be David Coffee, Elwood Ferrell, Dwayne Garrison, Sidney Moore and L. O. Bearden.

Mrs. Ferrell was born Oct. 16, 1913 at Brown's Valley, a community north of Kerens. As a young girl she moved with her family to Blooming Grove. She was a graduate of Blooming Grove High School and member of the Dresden United Methodist Church for more than 60 years. She was a role model for the stout-hearted rural wife and mother. She loved her family without qualifications, willingly worked a hard day and never complained.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband and companion of 66 years, Ordway Ferrell; father, Cureton Tillman; mother, Jessie (Marshall) Tillman; and two sisters, Lottie Albritton and Geneva Tillman.

Mrs. Ferrell is survived by her son, Dr. Ralph Tillman Ferrell and wife Reba of Plano; granddaughter, Lisa Bacic and husband Chris of Plano; and great-grandchildren, Daniel and Kelsey Bacic; two sisters, Katherine Tramel of Bossier City, Louis. and Theo Coffee of Stephenville; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the donor's choice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


G. D. "Rick" Ferrell

G. D. "Rick" Ferrell, 87, of Tulsa, Okla. passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001 in Tulsa.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Floral Haven Funeral Home in Broken Arrow, Okla. Interment will follow at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Ferrell was born Oct. 7, 1913 in Corsicana to George Henry Ferrell and Alice Kate Prine. He attended Corsicana High School and Victoria College. He married Kathryn Anna Mouse Oct. 8, 1937 in Kingsville. He was retired from Seismograph Service Corporation and had been a surveyor in oil exploration. He was a member of Parkview Baptist Church of Tulsa, Rock and Mineral Society, East Gate Masonic Lodge No. 543 and Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Mr. Ferrell is survived by his wife, Kathryn Ferrell of Tulsa; daughters, Judy K. Bannatyne and husband John of Calgary, Canada, and Janet F. Wright of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, Gavin D. Bannatyne, David G. Bannatyne, Sheila M. Walter and Tracey D. Wright; great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Memorials may be made to Parkview Baptist Church, Tulsa, Okla.; or the Parkinson's Foundation.

Arrangements by Floral Haven Funeral Home of Broken Arrow, Okla.


Carolyn Ann Fielden

Carolyn Ann Fielden, 64, of Fairfield passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001 in Fairfield.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Dave Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Red Oak Ranch in Freestone County.

Pallbearers will be Bob Dowdy, Waverly Drinkard, J.D. Teague, John Linton, Michael Key, Maxie Key and Jerry Don McLeod.

Mrs. Fielden is survived by her husband, Virgil A. Fielden of Fairfield; son and daughter-in-law, David and Pam Lawrence Fielden of Grapevine; and grandchildren, Bradley, Elizabeth and Mandy.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Fairfield.


Edna Lorene (Speer) Airheart-Woodland-Fields
Jun 23, 1911 - Dec 18, 2000

Edna Airheart Fields

Edna Airheart Fields, 89, of Waxahachie and formerly of Frost, passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2000 at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Waxahachie.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Frost United Methodist Church.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Frost United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating.

Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brian Hyles, Michael Ridlehuber, James McClure and Greg McClure.
She was born June 23, 1911 in Milford to T. K. and Gertrude Speer. She had been a seamstress for many years.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Marvin Speer, Hugh Tom Speer and Haskel Speer; and her parents.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Boyd Hyles, Pat and Harvey Hayes and Jimmie and Jimmy McClure, all of Midlothian; four grandsons and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Wife of (1) James Arthur Airheart, married Aug 16, 1932 & (2) John Leroy “Buster” Woodland, married June 28, 1969 [Buried at Dresden]; & (3) Ferris A. "Bud" Fields married Sept 27, 1985; Daughter of Thoms Kidd "Tom" Speer & Gertrude (Raborn) Speer.


Calvin Bruce Fields
 Sep 20, 1924 - Jan 20, 2001

Calvin Bruce Fields, 76, of Blooming Grove, passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at the Hillsboro Texas Hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Gary Bouchillon, Scott Thurman, Robert Fields, Jay Fields, Billy Fields, Beefy Oliphant.

Mr. Fields was born Sept. 20, 1924, in Oklahoma. He was an oil field driller and served as the City of Blooming Grove Water Superintendent for 30 years and ranched just north of Blooming Grove. He loved the Lord, family, First Baptist Church and the people of Blooming Grove. He leaves many good friends to mourn him in love.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bonnie Fields of Blooming Grove; daughters, Don and Pat Von Hoffman of Harrison, Ark. and Linda Fields of Katy; sons, Jerry and Linda Fields of Houston and Sonny and Kristi Fields of Katy; grandchildren, Scott and Gina Thurman and Gary and Tracy Bouchillon of the Dallas area, Jay Fields, Greggory Fields, Robert Fields and Ashley Fields of the Houston area; four great grandchildren; brother, Jimmie and Helen Fields of Waco and Frances Flowers of McAllen.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.


Elva (Widener) Flanagan

Elva Flanagan, 72, of LaRue passed away Sunday, May 20, 2001 in Tyler.

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

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Larry Robbins officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Joey Allen, Harry Dryman, Pat Eubank, Kevin Graham, T.K. Lloyd, Leslie Newman and Ed Vaughn.

Mrs. Flanagan was born June 5, 1928 in Purdon to Johnson McKinnley and Hester Widener. She was a nurse aide.

She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Flanagan of LaRue; daughters, Citti Flanagan of LaRue and Jenie Flanagan of Tyler; daughter and son-in-law, Caye and Larry Sipes of Fountain, Colo.; son, Grady Griggs of LaRue; sister, Bettye Jo Oldham of Murchison; grandson, Homer Sipes of Fountain, Colo.; nephews, Joey Allen and Harry Dryman, both of Tyler; and niece and husband, Robbie and Ed Vaughn of Murchison.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Elva Flanagan

LARUE - Funeral services for Elva Flanagan, 72, of LaRue, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel, Corsicana, with the Rev. Larry Robbins officiating.

Burial was in Dawson Cemetery.

Mrs. Flanagan died Sunday, May 20.

She was born June 5, 1928, in Purdon to the late Johnson McKinnley and Hester Widener. She was a nurse's aide.

Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Flanagan, LaRue; daughters, Citti Flanagan, LaRue, Jenie Flanagan, Colorado; son, Grady Griggs, LaRue; sister, Bettye Jo Oldham, Murchison; one grandson; two nephews and one niece.

Pallbearers were Joey Allen, Harry Dryman, Pat Eubank, Kevin Graham, T.K. Lloyd, Leslie Newman and Ed Vaughn.

 


Lois Reign Flanagan

Lois Reign Flanagan, 84, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, June 21, 2001 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mark Flanagan, Tim Flanagan Jr., Bill Hashop, Jim Howard, Brantley Humbert and Phil Smith.

Mrs. Flanagan was born Nov. 18, 1916 in Wortham. She was a member of North Beaton Street Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E. C. Flanagan.

Mrs. Flanagan is survived by her sons, Mike Flanagan of Corsicana and Tim Flanagan and wife Theresa of McGregor; granddaughter, Catherine Flanagan of Dallas; grandsons, Mark Flanagan of Plano and Tim Flanagan Jr. of Waco; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Mary Ella (Newsome) Flatt

FLATT MARY ELLA Born September 20, 1914 in Kerens, TX. Passed away December 24, 2000 in Port Huron, Michigan. She retired from R. L. Polk & Co. after more than 45 years of service. Mary spent her last 2 months being cared for by her family in Michigan. She was greatly loved and will be deeply missed. She is preceded in death by husband, Virgil H. Flatt. Surviving are her daughter, Karen Schlichting and husband Tom; brother, Lawrence H. Newsome; step-daughter, Jeanette Hunt; step-son, Robert Flatt; grandsons, Ryan and Justin Schlichting; granddaughter, Melanie Grammer; step-grandson, Ari Schlichting; great-granddaughters, Autumn, Summer and Cheyenne Grammer; nephew, David Newsome and caregiver and dearest friend, Kristi Blankenship. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 PM on Tuesday, January 2, 2001 at Restland Wildwood Chapel. Open visitation will begin at 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 30, 2000 at Restland Funeral Home. Restland Funeral Home & Cemetery located on Greenville Avenue 1/2 mile North of L.B.J. 972-238-7111


Joe Flores
Feb 13, 1929 - Sep 4, 2001

Joe Flores, 72, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dale Leggett officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews Carlos Wayne Flores, John David Flores, Johnny Flores, Luis Flores, Ricky Flores and Billy Flores Jr.

Mr. Flores was born Feb. 13, 1929 in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Ignacia Garza Flores; brother, Billy Flores; and sisters, Mary Flores and Victoria Leija.

Mr. Flores is survived by his wife of 52 years, Katherine Flores of Corsicana; daughter, Mary Clark of Waco; brother, Manuel Flores of Corsicana; sister, Josephine Garcia of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Rena (Sheets) Fluker
Sep 12, 1905 - Mar 1, 2001

Rena Fluker, 95, of Decatur and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2001 at Decatur Community Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Post Oak Cemetery.

Mrs. Fluker was born Sept. 12, 1905 in Roane to John H. and Annie Sheets. She worked for many years as a dietician at the hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Finis Fluker; and daughter, Dorothy Marie Dixon.

Mrs. Fluker is survived by her sons, the Rev. Finis E. Fluker of Decatur and David Fluker of Granbury; daughters, Edna M. Conant of Gonzales, Ann Collins and Rubye Rollins, both of Dallas, Elaine Stickland of Plano, Jo Jackson of Kaufman, Jonnie Griffeth and Jane Matthews, both of Decatur; 28 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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March 3
Rena Sheets Fluker, 95, of Decatur and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2001 at Decatur Community Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Finis E. Fluker and the Rev. Mike Due officiating. Interment will follow at Post Oak Cemetery.

Mrs. Fluker was born Sept. 12, 1905 in the Chatfield community to John H. and Annie Sheets. She was reared in Roane before moving to Corsicana, where she lived before moving to Decatur in 1984. She worked for many years as a dietician at the hospital. She was a long-standing member of Sycamore Baptist Church in Decatur.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Finis Fluker; daughter, Dorothy Marie Dixon; grandsons, Gregory Conant and Steven White; great-grandson, Gregory Brown; brothers, Norbin, Alton, Egbert and J. G. Sheets; and sister, Edna Gorman.

Mrs. Fluker is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, the Rev. Finis E. and Etta Fluker of Decatur and David and Alice Fluker of Granbury; daughters and sons-in-law, Edna M. and Fred Conant of Gonzales, Ann Collins and Rubye and Doug Rollins, all of Dallas, Elaine and Weldon Strickland of Plano, Jo Jackson of Kaufman, Jonnie and Grady Griffeth and Jane Matthews, all of Decatur; sisters-in-law, Kathrine Sheets, Edna Sheets and Louise Harris, all of Corsicana; 28 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Jane (Bonner) Fluker
Oct 7, 1929 - Sep 14, 2001

Jane Bonner Fluker, 71, of Lake Jackson passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2001 at Brazosport Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Lake Jackson. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mrs. Fluker was a longtime resident of Lake Jackson. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake Jackson and very active in church and community activities. She was a Stanley Home Products representative for 50 years winning numerous sales and civic awards.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry Fluker Jr.

Mrs. Fluker is survived by her daughters, Phyllis Ann Wallace and husband Herb of Peck, Kan. and Linda Marie Carr and husband Bill of Lake Jackson; son, Denton L. Fluker and wife Julianne of Roganville; sisters, Ellen Womack of Kilgore and Helen Boyd and husband Robert of Eureka; brother, Andrew Bonner and wife Edna of San Angelo; grandchildren, Ann-Marie Carr, Andrew Carr, Luke Wallace, Russell Fluker, Nathan Fluker and Shelby Fluker; and many other loving relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Stroud Funeral Home of Clute.


Katherine Kay (Pinkston) Folk
Feb 8, 1925 - Sep 13, 2001

Katherine "Kay" Folk of Houston met her maker on Sept. 13, 2001.

Services are pending.

She was born in Corsicana and raised by grandparents she dearly loved. She was a graduate of Texas Tech and a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She lived in Houston since 1960 and was an instructor and H.C.C. and a patron of the Junior League. She was active in the Delta Delta Delta alumni group and in Republican women's groups. She is listed in Who's Who of America.

She is survived by her daughter Barbara Nowotny, son-in-law Pat Nowotny and grandchildren Laura Nowotny and John Nowotny; son Russell Harter Folk, daughter-in-law Ginny Folk and grandchildren Kimberly Folk, Stephen Folk and Reid Folk of New Jersey; son David Shell Folk and her former husband Elmer E. Folk, both of Houston; and sister Caroline Bee of New Orleans.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Memorial Drive United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services of Houston.

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Services will be 2 p.m. today at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Drive, Houston.

Notes:

  • Katherine P. Folk; b. 08 Feb 1925 - 13 Sep 2001; 77024 Houston, Harris, TX; 463-26-5443

  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., Texas


Dortha (Brown) Fondren

Dortha Brown Fondren, 83, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 4, 2001 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. B. F. Risinger officiating.

Mrs. Fondren was born Nov. 4, 1917 in Purdon to Joseph Moody and Huldah Alice Brown. She was a teacher for the Corsicana Independent School District for 31 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W. J. Fondren; daughter, Jorene Fondren; parents, Joe and Huldah Brown; brother and sister-in-law, Marion and Lynette Brown; infant brother, Turney Brown; sister, Josephine Brown; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lois and Conner Dickson and Anna and Jim Bennett; and son-in-law, Bob Windsor.

Mrs. Fondren is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Bobbie Fondren of Corsicana; daughter, Sandra Windsor of Corsicana; grandchildren, PFC Jay Fondren of Fort Hood and fiancée Anne Hollingsworth of Dallas, Katie Fondren of Dallas and Jobeth Fondren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Fannin Elementary School Library or the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:


W. H. "Bruce" Ford

W. H. "Bruce" Ford, 91, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Dec. 1, 2000 at Heritage Oaks Nursing Home in Arlington.

Services will be 1 p.m. today at Resthaven Memorial Park with Rev. Jimmy Finley officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Ford, Clif Ford, Michael Dill and Mathew Dill.

Mr. Ford is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Dianne Ford of Arlington; daughter and son-in-law Jo and David Dill of Hillsboro; brother Brian Ford of California; sister Helen McCullouch of Millsap; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Minnie Opal (Wilson) Forrister
Aug 23, 1925 - Dec 15, 2000

Minnie Opal Forrister, 75, of Kaufman passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2000 in Kaufman.

Graveside services were 4 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. David Hale officiating.

Mrs. Forrister was born Aug. 23, 1925 in Blooming Grove.

She is survived by her sisters, Tommie Case of Dallas and Frances L. Jones of Kaufman; and brother, Aton Wilson of Redford, Mich.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Nolan Daniel Forshaw
Sep 6, 1912 - Dec 10, 1999

OBITUARY, Dallas Morning News, Saturday, Dec 11, 1999, pg 40a
FORSHAW
Nolan Daniel, 87, of Dallas, Tx. Born Sept 6, 1912, went home to his heavenly mansion on Dec 10, 1999. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years Florence Idell. His memory will be cherished by son, Charles Kenneth and wife Vallee, daughters LaVerne Ellzey and husband Virgil. Debrah Nixon and husband Gary 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, sisters Loretta Fraley of Corsicana and Lucille Arnette of Arlington, Tx, brother W. M. Forshaw of Graham, Tx, also a host of relatives and friends. Family visitation will be at Metrocrest Funeral Home on Sunday Dec 12, at 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. Funeral Service will be held at the Christian Center Church, 13505 Josey Ln, Farmers Branch, Tx. Dec 13 at 11:00 A.M. Rev Bill Ferrell, Officiant. Internment will follow at Restland Memorial Park.
METROCREST FUNERAL HOME, Carrollton (972) 242 3646.

Notes:

  • Nolan was born in Purdon, Navarro County to Walter Emuel and Flora Alice (Phillips) Forshaw

  • Married Florence Idell Springer on 2 March 1933 at Alliance Hall, Navarro Co., TX

  • Nolan Daniel Forshaw Biography Page


Autavia Vietta (Ellis) Forshaw
Jan 8, 1899 - Aug 6, 1972

Mrs. Forshaw
DAWSON - Mrs. Autavia Forshaw, 73, died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Dawson. Burial will be in Younger Cemetery in Dawson with arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home.
Survivors include a son, W. M. Forshaw of Hurst; a step-son, N.D. Forshaw of Dallas; and two daughters, Mrs. E. B. Forse of Arlington and Mrs. John Fraley of Corsicana; a brother, Truitt Ellis of Amarillo; three sisters, Mrs. Pat Williams of Corsicana, Mrs. Edna Hardy of Hillsboro, and Mrs. Earlene Mitchell of Crosbyton; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.

Notes:


Walter Emuel Forshaw
Jul 24, 1887 - Oct 29, 1969

Corsicana Daily Sun, Oct 30, 1969
W. E. FORSHAW RITES TODAY
W. E. Forshaw], of Dawson, died Wednesday in the Evergreen Nursing Home [xxxxxxx]. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2. p.m. in the Baptist Church at Purdon with the Rev. B. W. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Younger Cemetery with grandsons as pallbearers. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Nolan Forshaw, Dallas, and W. M. Forshaw, Hurst; two daughters, Mrs John Fraley Corsicana and Mrs. L.R. Forse Midland; two brothers, Preston P. Forshaw and Alfred Forshaw, both of Purdon, and Mrs. Maggie Monroe, Dawson; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grand-children; a number of nieces and nephews; and one aunt, Mrs. Wes Jennings, Dawson.

Notes:


Alfred E. "Pat" Forshaw
Aug 25, 1890 - Mar 2, 1977

OBITUARY: Corsicana Daily Sun, March 3, 1977
Pat Forshaw
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Alfred (Pat) Forshaw, 86, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at the Twilight Nursing Home.
The Rev B. W. Johnson will officiate with burial to follow at the Younger Cemetery.
Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Lottie Wylie of Corsicana, Mrs. Maggie Munroe of Dawson, and Mrs. Dora Lewis of Corsicana.
His nephews will be pallbearers.


Florence Idell (Springer) Forshaw
Nov 29, 1912 - Jul 23, 1995

FORSHAW
FLORENCE, 82 of Dallas, passed away July 23, 1995. Survived by husband, Nolan Forshaw of Dallas; daughter LaVerne Ellzey of Red Oak, TX; son Charles K. Forshaw, Sr. of Irving; daughter, Deborah Nixon of Sulphur Springs, TX. Also survived by seven grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. Services 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 1995, CHRISTIAN CENTER ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 13505 Josey Ln., Farmers Branch. Interment at Restland Memorial Park, Dallas.
METROCREST FUNERAL HOME, Carrollton, TX

Notes:

  • Wife of Nolan Daniel Forshaw; Daughter of Daniel Zack Springer & Mary Susan (Burks) Richardson-Springer


Marvin Bishop Foster
Oct 12, 1928 - Dec 20, 2000

ARLINGTON -- Marvin Bishop Foster, 72, who retired from LTV as an accoustical engineer, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Moore Funeral Home, Bowen Road Chapel, Arlington. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial: Johnson Station Cemetery, Arlington.

He was born Oct. 12, 1928, in Corsicana.

Survivors: Wife, Nell Foster of Arlington; daughters, Lisa Triplett of Ohio and Barbara Martin and Shelly Miller, both of Arlington; sons, Harold Kyte, Larry Kyte and Steve Kyte, all of Michigan; 12 grandchildren; and brother, Welton Foster of Waco.

Moore Funeral Home-Bowen Chapel, Arlington, TX


Ruth (Collins) Fouty

Ruth Collins Fouty, 93, of Corsicana passed away Friday, June 8, 2001 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charles Bonin, M. R. Bottoms, Peyton Collins, David Price, Dickie Steele, and David Weber.

Mrs. Fouty was born Sept. 27, 1907 in Streetman. She was a retired teacher from Navarro and Mildred schools. Mrs. Fouty was a lifelong resident of Navarro County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, H. B. Fouty.

Mrs. Fouty is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Danny Rich of Kileen; brother and sister-in-law, Major and Blanche Collins of Houston; three sisters, Martha Collins of Corsicana, Issie Steele of Conroe and Anne Webber of Corsicana; and a grandson and granddaugher-in-law, Allan and Melissa Rich of McGuire A.F.B., NJ.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 510 W. Collin Ave., Corsicana, Tx. 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Pauline (Christie) Fowler

Pauline Christie Fowler, 85, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Randall Evett officiating.

Mrs. Fowler was born July 31, 1915 in Corsicana. She was a housewife.
She is preceded in death by her husband, E. J. Fowler, and daughter, Jaylene Fowler.
Mrs. Fowler is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, J. W. and Gail Christie of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Franklin "Buddy' Fowler

Franklin "Buddy" Fowler, 68, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Fowler, Michael Fowler, Scott Fowler, Jeremy Rash, Doug Hovis and Richie Hovis.

Mr. Fowler was born Aug. 24, 1933 in Goodman, Miss. to Amos and Lillian Fowler. He worked as a tree trimmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Crystal; stepfather, Charlie Cochran; and several siblings.

Mr. Fowler is survived by his wife, Nina Fowler of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve Fowler, Johnny and Tanya Fowler, Paul and Patricia Fowler, all of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Jody Cushman of Sherman; grandchildren, Steven Fowler Jr., Shanna Fowler, Terrica Rash, Jonathan Fowler, Scott Fowler, Robyn Fowler, Michael Fowler, Lacy Fowler, Shawn Fowler and Kristy Robinson; great-grandchildren, Anthony Fowler, Sebrina Fowler, Destiny Fowler, Jamaria Fowler, Michael Fowler; brothers, Burton Fowler of Dayton, Melvin Fowler of Sheppard and Allan Cochran of Taos, N.M.; sisters, Bernice Walls of Pearl, Miss., Opal Winn of Kosciusko, Miss., Louise Roberts of Durant, Miss., Grace Fleming of Indianola, Miss., Doris Adkins of Tutwiller, Miss. and Sylvia Walker of Greenwood, Miss.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Margie Carol Fox

Margie Carol Fox, 49, of Corsicana passed away Monday, May 21, 2001.

Memorial services will be held at noon Wednesday at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Mrs. Fox was born July 18, 1951. She was an active member of Emmanual Baptist Church and a church pianist. A registered nurse, she was director of the Pregnancy Counseling Center.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Joy Williams.

She is survived by her husband, Jackson K. Fox III, of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Jackson K. Fox IV and Robyn Fox of Duncanville; son Samuel Ethan Fox of Houston; daughter Katie Ellen Fox of Huntsville; son and daughter-in-law Fernie and Tess Gutierrez of Kileen; grandchild Savannah Guiterrez; parents James Williams and step-mother Betty Williams of Tucson, Ariz; sisters Cheryl Webb of Tucson, Ariz. and Becky Day of Yukon, Okla.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Pregnancy Counseling Center of Corsicana, 800 N. Main St.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Lucille Foxworth

LOCKNEY (Special) - Graveside services for Lucille Foxworth, 90, of Lockney were at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Lockney Cemetery with the Rev. Harold Abney, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial was under direction of Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

She died Monday, April 27, 1998, in Lockney Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born March 6, 1908, in Waco. She attended school in Waco and Corsicana. She attended beauty college in San Francisco, Calif. She married William Foxworth on July 17, 1965, in San Francisco. He preceded her in death. She moved to Lockney from San Francisco in 1998. She was a Baptist. A daughter, Doris Jones, died in 1995.

She was a retired beautician.

Survivors include a sister, Lois Albert of Lockney.


Loretta Alice (Forshaw) Fraley

Loretta Alice Fraley, 90, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Curtis Gilbert officiating. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Fraley, Bob Fock, Dave DeWeirt, Donnie Bruce, Kyle Pearson and Scott Williams.

Mrs. Fraley was born June 7, 1910 in Purdon to Walter and Flora Forshaw. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Fraley in 1978; and sons, Dan Fraley in 1965 and Lewis Fraley in 1995.

Mrs. Fraley is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Sharon Fraley of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Florene Folk of Belle Chase, La., Lina and Harold Woodard of Corsicana and Frances and Ben Wolle of New Braunfels; brother, W.M. Forshaw of Graham; sister, Lucille Arnett of Arlington; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


Roy Eugene "Gene" Franks Sr.

Roy E. "Gene" Franks Sr.,

Roy E. "Gene" Franks Sr., 82, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2001 at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Services will be 1 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Clyde Franks and Roy Franks officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Donald Northern Jr., Lance E. Northern, Michael E. Franks, Johnny E. Forstmann, Reagan Franks, Neal Franks, Glenn Alcorn and Timothy Yarbrough.

Mr. Franks was born Oct. 9, 1918 in Corsicana. He was a well-known roofer in Corsicana for a number of years with a wide reputation for his honesty and integrity. He was proud of the quality of his work.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Edward Jean, who died in infancy, and Warren Ray "Fat Boy."

Mr. Franks is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Florence Franks of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Patricia Franks and Clyde and Shirley Ann Franks, all of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Martha Northern, Glenda and Jerry Robinson, Shirley and Leonard Yarbrough, and Sue and Wayne Lancaster, all of Corsicana; 20 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Otho Frederick, Jr.

Services held for Otho Frederick, 82 - 06/24/2001
By Staishy Bostick Siem / The Dallas Morning News

Services for Otho Frederick, 82, were Thursday. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mr. Frederick, who went by the nickname Bob, owned and operated the Pine
Hotel in Lewisville "back when it was the only hotel in town," said son-in-law Jim Willeford.

During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps as a bomber and fighter pilot.
Mr. Frederick's hobbies included playing poker and collecting garage-sale
treasures.
"He was a junk collector," Mr. Willeford said with a chuckle.

"If there was a garage sale in town, he would go."

Mr. Frederick made custom knives and flew his airplane until he was in his 60s, Mr. Willeford said. He is survived by daughters Candy Willeford of Lewisville and Kitty Vaughan of Arlington, and two grandchildren.


Virginia (Harvard) Freeman

Virginia Harvard Freeman, 80, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2001 in Dallas.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends and family.

Mrs. Freeman was born March 13, 1921 in Navarro.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Scott and Ethar Harvard; daughter, Benji Freeman; and brothers, J. M. Harvard and Hayden Harvard.

Mrs. Freeman is survived by her husband, Ben F. Freeman of Dallas; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Nathan Archer of Ovilla and Vicki and Tom Black of Richardson; grandson and wife, James and Sara Graham of Dallas; and granddaughters, Lauren Black and Katherine Black, both of Richardson.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Wilhamae (Wilson) Freeman

Lubbock Avalanche Journal - Wednesday, January 5, 2000

LEVELLAND (Special) Graveside services for Wilhamae Freeman, 94, of Levelland will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce Cotton officiating.

Burial is under the direction of Head Family Funeral Home.

She died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at a San Angelo Hospital.

She was born Dec. 2, 1905, in Corsicana. She married Rice McCalvin Freeman on May 2, 1923. He died May 1984. She had lived in San Angelo for the past three years. She moved to San Angelo from Levelland. She was a homemaker and a member of College Avenue Baptist Church in Levelland. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sudean McCutchin in 1980.

Survivors include four sons, Lloyd of Albuquerque, N.M., Calvin and Joe, both of Midland and Mack of Franklin, Tenn.; two daughters, Joy Blagrave of Haltom City and Martha Burkhalter of San Angelo; two brothers, Preston Wilson and Claude Wilson, both of Richland; a sister, Pauline Hiler of Dallas; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


Estelle (Finch) Freemon

Estelle Finch Freemon, 96, of Wichita Falls died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, in Wichita Falls.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Floral Heights United Methodist Church with the Rev. Merwin Turner, associate pastor, and the Rev. Dennis Wilkinson, pastor, officiating. Entombment will be in Crestview Mausoleum under the direction of Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home.

Mrs. Freemon was born Nov. 9, 1902, in Chatfield, Texas. She and Arch Hagan Freemon were married Sept. 9, 1924, in Chatfield. He died in 1974. She was a homemaker and a member of Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) where she served on the board. She was a member of Women’s Forum, of Friday Literary Club and United Methodist Women. She was a member of Floral Heights United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Ethel Anderson Swanner of Wichita Falls; two sisters, Doris Legge of Gainesville, Texas, and Frances Brown of Houston; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Fund of Presbyterian Manor or Floral Heights United Methodist Church.
 


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