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Woodrow William Kelley Jr.
Aug 22, 1960 - Oct 4, 2001

Woodrow William Kelley Jr., 41, passed away as a result of a traffic accident Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001 that also took the lives of his wife and stepdaughter.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Wortham with the Rev. Louie Jones and the Rev. Glenn McCollum officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin.

Mr. Kelley was born Aug. 22, 1960 in Houston, and had lived in Kirvin most of his life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and was an equipment operator at KDT Construction. He had been a Freestone County reserve deputy since December 1996 and a member of Kirvin Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Kirvin.

Mr. Kelley is survived by his stepdaughters, Jennifer McCoslin of Streetman and Ashley McDaniel of Kirvin; stepsons, Johnny Jackson of Streetman, and Byron McDaniel and Joe McDaniel, both of Kirvin; step grandchildren, Ethan and Erika McCoslin of Streetman; mother, Mary Harper Kelley of Kirvin; father, Woodrow William Kelley Sr. of Kirvin; sisters, Cheryl Clark and husband Robert of Streetman and Sharon Kelley of Kirvin; five nephews and two nieces.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield.

 


Lolita Kemp
Jun 22, 1907 - Oct 19, 2001

Lolita Kemp, 94, of Kerens passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2001 at Heritage Oaks in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Kerens City Cemetery with the Rev. Van Houser officiating.

She was born June 22, 1907 in West.

Mrs. Kemp is survived by one sister, Mrs. M. H. Smotherman of Navarro Mills; one brother-in-law, Tom Paschal of Corsicana; and 16 nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
 


Altus Earl Kendall
Oct 5, 1907 - Jan 13, 2001

Altus Earl Kendall, 93, of Garland, formerly of Navarro County, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001 at Silver Leaves Nursing Home.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

Mr. Kendall was born Oct. 5, 1907 in Dawson.

Mr. Kendall is survived by sons, Roger Kendall of Houston and Robert Kendall of Garland; daughters, Peggy Brown of Garland and Clara Whisenhunt of Mullins; brother, Delmar Kendall of Garland; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

 


Neil Herring Kennedale
Aug 5, 1940 - Sep 13, 2000

Fort Worth Star Telegram
KENNEDALE -- Neil Herring, 60, a retired printing supervisor for AISD, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, in Kennedale.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday in Parkdale Cemetery, Arlington.

Neil Herring was born Aug. 5, 1940, in Navarro County. He retired after 39 years of service with the Arlington Independent School District. He was a member of Central Baptist Church of Mansfield.

Survivors: Son, Michael Neil Herring of Mansfield; daughters, Belinda Herring of Watauga and Brandi Herring of Mansfield; sisters, Hazel Thomas of Shreveport, La., and Dorothy Congleton of Arlington; brother, J. W. Herring of Arlington; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Moore Funeral Home-N. Davis Drive, Arlington, TX
 


Melvin Kennedy
Dec 13, 1935 - Jan 12, 1998

Memorial services for Melvin Kennedy, 62, of Lubbock will be at 1 p.m. today in Sanders Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tim Winn, a Baptist minister, officiating.

Cremation will be under direction of Sanders Funeral Home.

Kennedy died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 13, 1935, in Corsicana. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He married Mary Griffin on March 19, 1957, in Malakoff. He moved to Lubbock in 1957.

He owned Kennedy Trucking.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Donna Bridwell of Lubbock; two sons, Donald R. and Billie his mother, Junita Kennedy of Corsicana; and a granddaughter.


Pearlie Lee (Morrison) Kesner
Sep 16, 1914 - Sep 23, 2000

Pearlie Lee Morrison Kesner, 86, of Hubbard, passed away Saturday Sept. 23, 2000 at a Mexia nursing center.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont.
Kesner was born Sept. 16, 1914, in Pineland, Texas, and was a Baptist. A homemaker, she was a Hubbard resident the past three years, and prior to that she was a resident of Rusk for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, H. O. and Frances Ada Morrison and a sister, Ruby Abry.

She is survived by daughters, Genell Schoech of Kingsville, and Frances Renfroe of Abilene; son, Gerald "Jerry" Lee Kesner of Breckenridge; one sister, Alburtha Smith of Kountze; nine grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home


Lucille (Chappell) Kettle
Jan 11, 1927 - Dec 1, 2000

Lucille Kettle, 73, of Mertens, passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2000.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Richland Cemetery with Rev. James Adams officiating.

Mrs. Kettle was born Jan. 11, 1927 in Kosciusko, Miss. to Dosey Leory and Rachel Isabell (Mangrum) Chappell. She grew up in Mississippi and moved to Texas City in 1953 with her husband and five children. She married Lester Kittle Jan. 25, 1943. She worked as a food service worker in the Santa Fe Public Schools for several years and moved to Mertens in 1993.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Kittle in 1999; brothers Douglas and Derwood Chappell; and her sister, Dorothy Bell.

Mrs. Kettle is survived by children Barbara Kettle McClure and Cathy June Kettle, both of Mertens; Ronald Paul Kettle of Texas City; Lucien Dale Kettle of Spring; William Harrison Kettle of Enid, Okla.; Joel Sanford Kettle of McAlister, Okla.; Donald Lester Kettle of Groton, Conn.; David Leroy Kettle of Santa Fe; Linda Sue Kettle Cordova of Crockett; 29 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to an arthritis foundation.

Arrangements by Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors of Hillsboro.


Willes C. King
Mar 16, 1949 - Aug 16, 2001

Willes "W. C." C. King, 52, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at his residence.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Second Mission Baptist Church with Pastor Larry Polk Sr. officiating. Interment will be at Woodland Memorial Park.

He was born March 16, 1949, in Rusk. In his lifetime, he achieved may accomplishments including being an ordained minister, mastering the drums in the church, school and community. He also created and became Cub Master in Corsicana (Pack 1114).

His main hobby was following the Dallas Cowboys through every winning and losing season, a true Cowboys fan.

He is survived by wife, Shirley L. King of Corsicana; daughter, Tanya Evans (Clyde) and grandchild Desmond of Virginia; daughter, Shirlene King (Dadrian) of Dallas; sisters, Mary Joyce Wilson (Emmanuel) of Corsicana, Brenda Adebguyi and Leander Igwebuike (Alloy) of Euless, Gail Hines of Carrolton, Marva Slaton and Betty Joyce Jones of Dallas, Lucille King of Knox City and Sally Mae Wood of Jacksonville; brother, Johnny King of Jacksonville and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals


Robert Spencer "Bobby' King
Oct 21, 1948 - Jul 18, 2001

Robert Spencer "Bobby" King, 52, of Houston passed away July 18, 2001 in Katy.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Katy with the Rev. D. Nick Sholars officiating.

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Hopewell Cemetery in Corsicana with the Rev. Edward Baggett officiating.

Mr. King was born Oct. 21, 1948 in Corsicana to Cecil Laverne "Bud" and Bertha Farmer King. He owned and operated King Air Service in Katy for many years. He was a Methodist.

Survivors include his mother, Bertha F. King of Houston; son, Robert S. King Jr. of Katy; and cousins, Richard M. Dodson of Carrollton, Don Earl Farmer of Spring, Kenneth David Farmer of Belton, Aleta Lapaglia of Montgomery, Mary Lapaglia of Houston and Karen McCullough of Milligan.

Arrangements by Schmidt Funeral Home of Katy. Local arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Hattie Mae (Green) King
Feb 18, 1916 - Jan 31, 2001

FORT WORTH -- Hattie Mae King, 84, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Chatfield Community Baptist Church, Chatfield. Burial: Chatfield Community Cemetery. Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at Baker Funeral Home. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Hattie King was born Feb. 18, 1916, in Chatfield. She was the daughter of Peter and Florence Mitchell Green. She grew up in Chatfield and attended the public schools. Hattie came to Fort Worth in 1936. In 1954,she relocated to Los Angeles, where she was an active member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church. She was a member of the choir, Mission and Sunday school. Returning to Fort Worth in 1994, she united with Mount Sinai Baptist Church and was active until her health failed.

Survivors: Daughter, Christine Ross of Fort Worth; grandchild, Roy Lee Jackson Sr.; five great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Baker Funeral Home, Fort Worth, TX

 


Anita (Massey) King
Feb 11, 1921 - Aug 1, 2001
 

Anita M. King, 80, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana.

A private burial service is scheduled for family members at 1 p.m. today at Mexia Cemetery.

Mrs. King was born near Delia, Texas on Feb. 11, 1921. She was the daughter of Ila Howton Massey and Thomas J. Massey Jr. and moved to Mexia with her parents when still a baby. She graduated from Mexia High School in 1938. She made a wonderful home for her family in Dallas for many years, then moved to Corsicana in 1981. They moved aging to their ranch home in Freestone County near Teague, upon retirement in 1992.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Thomas J. Massey III; and by a granddaughter, Holly King Bennett.

Mrs. King is survived by her husband of 61 years, Zeno P. King Jr. of Teague; three sons and two daughters-in-law, David M. and Carol King of Jefferson, Stephen P. King of Rowlett, and Lindsay G. and Shannon King of Corsicana; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 7610 Stemmons, Suite 600, Dallas, Texas 75247.

Arrangments by Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home, Mexia.

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Anita King

This dear lady was born near Delia, Texas on February 11, 1921 and died at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana, Texas on August 1, 2001.

She was the daughter of Ila Howton Massey and Thomas J. Massey Jr. and moved to Mexia, Texas with her parents when still a baby. She graduated from Mexia High School a member of the Class of 1938.

After a year at Texas State College for Women (now T.W.U.) she married Zeno King Jr. and enrolled with him at Southern Methodist University.

She made a wonderful home for her family in Dallas for many years, then moved to Corsicana in 1891.  They moved again to their ranch home in Freestone County near Teague, upon retirement in 1992.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Thomas J. Massey III and by a granddaughter Holly King Bennett.  She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Zeno P. King, Jr. of Teague, and by three sons, David M. king and wife Carol of Jefferson, Texas, Stephen P. King of Rowlett, and Lindsay G. king and wife Shannon of Corsicana.  There are six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Private burial service is scheduled for family members on Saturday, August 4 at 1 P.M.  She was loved by all who knew her and will be sorely missed.  Burial arrangements at Mexia Cemetery are being handled by Blair Stubbs Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 7610 Stemmons, Suite 600, Dallas, Texas 75247.


Bertha (Farmer) King
May 21, 1923 - Aug 14, 2001

Bertha Farmer King, 78, of Houston passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001 in a Katy hospital.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Schmidt Funeral Home, 1508 East Avenue, Katy.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Hopewell Cemetery in Navarro with the Rev. Edward Baggett officiating.

Mrs. King was born May 21, 1923 in Richland to David Newton and Bertha Adele Anderson Farmer. She was raised in Corsicana. She married Cecil L. "Bud" King on July 9, 1941 in San Antonio. She and her husband began King Air, a crop dusting business located in Katy. Throughout the past 40 years, she worked as a bookkeeper both for King Air and other Houston businesses.

Mrs. King attended St. Christopher's Episcopal Church and volunteered for many years at the St. Christopher Thrift Shop. She served as the first president of the Deerfield Village Homeowners Association and held that honor and position for many years. Pragmatic, no-nonsense and sometimes painfully honest, her family, friends and acquaintances never asked her a question or came to her for advice unless they really wanted to know what she thought. She was an additional parent and friend to many of her son's friends and to her nephews and nieces. The affect of her love and caring will continue for generations to come.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil L. "Bud" King; son, Robert S. King; infant children, Cecil and Suzanne; mother, Bertha Farmer; father, David Farmer; sister, Hazel Dodson; and brother, Earl Farmer.

Mrs. King is survived by her grandson, Robert S. King Jr. of Katy; nephews, Richard M. Dodson of Carrollton, Don Earl Farmer of Spring and Kenneth David Farmer of Hitchcock; nieces, Aleta Lapaglia of Montgomery, Mary LaBorde of Houston and Jeanenne McCullough of Millican; sister-in-law, Mary "Duckie" King of Navarro; and many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15186, Austin, Texas 78761-5186.

Arrangements by Schmidt Funeral Home of Katy.


Maudie Belle (Wyant) Kinsel
Mar 15, 1926 - May 12, 2001

Maudie Belle Kinsel, 75, of Brushie Prairie passed away Saturday, May 12, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Larry Wyant officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Mrs. Kinsel was born March 15, 1926 in Annona, Texas to Ida Lillian Bower and Elmer Andrew Wyant.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Wyant, James Wyant and Elmer Wyant; and three sisters, Lucindy Wyant, Margaret Wyant and Ruby Shuck.

Mrs. Kinsel is survived by her husband, Harold Kinsel of Brushie Prairie; children, Jackie and Emmett Prickett of Roane, Jack and LouAnn Capps of Odessa, Thomas Lee and Pat Capps of Snyder, and Clyde and Debbie Kinsel of Brushie Prairie; brother, Amos Wyant of Baytown; sisters, Katie Ledwell of Brushie Prairie, Virginia Prickett of Baytown, and Ida Prickett of Baytown; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; five great-great-granchildren; and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Oral Lee "Bo' Kious
Feb 5, 1951 - Jul 9, 2001

Oral Lee "Bo" Kious, 50, of Oklahoma City, Okla. passed away Monday, July 9, 2001 in Oklahoma City.

Graveside services were held Saturday at San Bois Cemetery in Kinta, Okla. with the Rev. David Ward officiating.

Mr. Kious was born Feb. 5, 1951 in Lequire, Okla. to Doyle and Sevalow Ward Kious.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dean Kious; and brother-in-law, Clinton Hubbard.

Mr. Kious is survived by his sons, Michael Lee Kious of Oklahoma City and Troy Donn Kious of Harrah, Okla.; daughter, Shere Muniz of San Diego, Calif.; brother and sister-in-law, James and Mary Kious of Moore, Okla.; five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Arlena Hubbard of Port Huron, Mich., Edna and Keith Berry of Corsicana, Katheryn and W.J. Rutherford of Emory, Va. and Jerry Bray of Broken Bow, Okla. and Linda Bennett of Moore, Okla.; two grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Eisenhouer Funeral Home of Oklahoma City, Okla.


Thera Dell Kirgan
Jan 7, 1920 - Mar 3, 2001

Thera Dell Kirgan, 81, of Tyler and formerly of Fairfield, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2001.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Baptist Church in Tyler with Dr. Dan Cozart and the Rev. Tom Miser officiating. Interment will follow in the Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery in Tyler.

Pallbearers will be Jody Sanders, Mark Cox, Bobby Fred Hill, Dickie Hill, Michael Ray and Timmy Cooper.

She was born to T.P. and Ethel Wade Cannon in Henderson on Jan. 7, 1920, and was formerly from Henderosn and Fairfield before moving to Tyler five years ago. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Fairfield where she taught Sunday school. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Tyler until her death. Mrs. Kirgan was a nurses aide for eight and a half years and owned operated the Door Knocker in Fairfield for 24 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ramon R. Kirgan Sr. in 1998.

She is survived by son, Dr. Ramon Richard Jr. and Jackie Kirgan of Tyler; grandchildren, Melissa and Chriss Norris and Ramon III and Tiffany Kirgan, all of Tyler; great grandchildren, Joe Bob Terry, Ashley Terry, Jon Tom Terry, Nic Norris, Lexi Kirgan and Allie Kirgan.

Arrangements by Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Directors


Judith Elaine Kirven
Jan 21, 1954 - Oct 15, 2001

Judith Elaine Kirven, 47, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

A wake service will be held 8 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

Funeral Services will be 2:30 p.m. Satuday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel with the Rev G. Skinner officiating. Burial will be at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Gregory Skinner Jr., Laron Skinner, Melvin Freeman, Jerome Freeny, Arron Borens, Lee Skinner, Cedric Freeman, Andy Linscome, Willie Freeny and Robert Skinner.

Ms. Kirven was born Jan. 21, 1954 in Houston.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Alice Kirven and her father that reared her, L. B. Skinner.

She is survived by daughers and sons-in-law, Alice M. Thomas (Derrick) and Stephanie J. Kirven (Jason) all of Corsicana; son, Marshall J. Kirven of Dallas; grandchildren, Porshay, Charles Ray, Cieara, Jason, Arthur, Daldrick and Marshae; mother that reared her, Laura L. Whitehead of Dallas; sisters, Rosalind Kirven, Bobbie Brackens, Teri Allen and Vandora Skinner, all of Dallas; brothers, Bobby Skinner, L.B. Skinner, Robert Skinner and Eugene Skinner, all of Dallas; aunts, Gussie Freeman and ElaMae Johnson; seven nieces, 12 nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Kenneth Maurice Kiser
Jul 16, 1929 - Jan 21, 2001

Kenneth M. Kiser, 71, of Huntsville passed away Jan. 21, 2001 in Huntsville.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church in Huntsville with the Revs. Frank Roberson and James Featherstone officiating. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mr. Kiser was born July 16, 1929 in Corsicana to Phillip and Ollie Donaho Kiser. He was a graduate of Corsicana High School, Navarro Junior College, where he was a member of the Barracks Bunch, and Stephen F. Austin University.

He served his country in the Air Force during the Korean conflict. He was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church in Huntsville, faithfully serving for many years as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was also a retired quality control supervisor for Southern Pine Inspection Bureau with 36 years of service. He was a lifelong outdoor enthusiast and a well-known local mechanic who enjoyed helping others.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert E. Kiser.

Mr. Kiser is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elnora Ragan Kiser; sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Dottie Kiser, Michael and Debbie Kiser and Philip and Bambi Kiser, all of Huntsville; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and John Gordon of Cedar Park; sisters and brothers-in-law, Billie and Lynn Horn of Lapine, Ore. and Barbara and Royce Brownfield of Gold Canyon, Ariz.; grandchildren, Chris Kiser and wife Lisa, Sally Kiser, Ashley Kiser, Michele Kiser Reed and husband Richard, DeAnna Kiser, Brandon Hunt, Ryan Hunt, Ren Kiser, Brittany Kiser, five step grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1577, Huntsville, Texas 77342-1577; or M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Genitourinary Ontology, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030-4095.

Arrangements by Huntsville Funeral Home.


Wayne Kittley
Sep 17, 1921 - Feb 13, 1998

KERENS (Special) - Services for Wayne W. Kittley, 76, of Kerens were Monday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Claude Davison officiating.

Burial was in Kerens Cemetery.

Kittley died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Dallas.

He was born Sept. 17, 1921, in Plainview. He graduated from Sudan High School and Texas Tech University. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a 50-year member of the Texas Masons, and he was a member of the Masonic Lodge 236 AF&AM in Kerens.

He was a member of the Kerens Independent School District Board of Trustees, and he was a former member of the Kerens Kiwanis. He was a member and former president of the Administrative Board of First United Methodist Church of Kerens.

He was a Linotype operator for The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal in the 1940s. He was editor and publisher of the Kerens Tribune from 1956 to 1975. He was a former mayor of Kerens.

Survivors include his wife, Laurette; a son, Wayne of Corsicana; two daughters, Sharon Cruse of Albuquerque, N.M., and Jeaneen Ronan of Maumee, Ohio; a sister, Jean Kerr of Vacaville, Calif.; and five grandchildren.


Kathy Ann Knight

Kathy Ann Knight passed away Thursday March 15, 2001 in Streetman.

Arrangements are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

 


Roy Knott

EUNICE, N.M. -- Roy Knott, 91, of Eunice, N.M., a retired lease operator for ARCO, died Sunday, June 7, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tommy Jared officiating. Burial will be at Brunson Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Calvary Funeral Home.

He was born in Frost and moved to Eunice, N.M., in 1994 from Odessa. He was Methodist.

Survivors: Wife, Emma Agnes "Dollie" Knott of Eunice, N.M.; daughters, Nelta Whitley and Martha Farris, both of Midland; son, LaRoy Knott of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister, Cleo Jarratt of Dallas; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
 


Emma Knott
Apr 13, 1909 - Dec 25, 1998

EUNICE, N.M. — Emma "Dollie" Knott, 89, died Friday, Dec. 25, 1998, in Midland.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tommy Jared officiating. Arrangements by Calvary Funeral Home.
She was born April 13, 1909, in Frost and she was Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Nelta Whitley and Martha Farris, both of Odessa; son, LeRoy Knott of Albuquerque, N.M.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


Ruth (Hickman) Koehler
Oct 30, 1927 - Mar 25, 2001

Ruth Koehler, 73, of Rosebud, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Jack and Mattie Cox and Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lee Simmons, Thomas Taylor, James Allen Hickman, Ronnie Hartis and Bob Autrey.

Mrs. Koehler was born Oct. 30, 1927 in Alvin to Allen and Icy Hickman. She was the last child of 11 brothers and sisters. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her grandchildren, Alicia Kay Harvey and Rita Diane Harvey; and brothers and sisters, Earnest Hickman, Clareed Taylor, Pauline Shipley, Elmer Hickman, Margaret Simmons, Hazel Bartlett, J.V. Hickman, Verna Mae Phillips, Jesse Hickman and A.D. Hickman.

Mrs. Koehler is survived by her husband, Lenard Koehler of Rosebud; son, Rodney Harvey of Royse City; daughters, Rita Miles of Corsicana and Vickie Weeks of Morgan Hill, Calif.; stepdaughter, Mary Ann Moore of Riesel; nine grandchildren, Tina Davis, Rodney Dale Harvey, Tommy Strickling, Christy Strickling, Stephen Miles, Glenn Moore and Robin McCutcheon; six great-grandchildren, Wryan Davis, Alicia Davis, Daniel Davis, Dalton Davis, Leah Ward and Britney Berry; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


Louis William Kormos
Jun 20, 1923 - Jun 12, 2001

Louis William Kormos, 77, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2001 in Corsicana.

Rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel.

Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Williams and Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be members of Knights of Columbus. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Dennehy, Johnny Chirafis, Ronnie Miller, Leon Phillips, Wesley Pryor, J. W. Allen and members of Southwestern Bell Pioneers.

Mr. Kormos was born June 20, 1923 in Corsicana. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 5211, fourth degree Knights of Columbus Assembly No. 2265, Calvary Cemetery Committee, NCARC, Boy Scouts leader Troop 246, and telephone workers Pioneers Club. He was a graduate of Corsicana High School and attended Navarro Junior College. He was a great basketball enthusiast an avid fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Elizabeth Kormos; son, Anthony Kormos; granddaughter, Talia Kormos; and brothers, Joe Kormos, Rudy Kormos and Eugene Kormos.

Mr. Kormos is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Frances Kormos of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Steve Smith of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Joey and Cindy Kormos of Corsicana; son, John Kormos of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Lois Kormos of Richardson; sister, Irene Lange of Gladewater; grandsons, Chad Davis and wife Michelle, Chris Davis, Shae Smith and wife Jessica, Michael Kormos, Tony Kormos, Shae Kormos and Sloan Kormos, all of Corsicana, and Scott Kormos of Teague; great-granddaughters, Merissa Davis and Alyssa Lawhon, both of Corsicana; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 3000 W. State Highway 22, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • In the 1941 Corsican, Louis is not listed with any class but appears on the basketball team with note that he will be missed next year.  I assume he is class of 1941.


Maggie Katherine (Hoffman) Krizan

Maggie Katherine Hoffman Krizan, 86, of Amarillo passed away Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000 in Amarillo.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Blackburn-Shaw Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Danny R. Chisum of Northwest Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo.

Mrs. Krizan was born in Corsicana to Joseph William Hoffman Jr. and Samella Jane Dycus. She moved to Amarillo in 1935 and married Edwin Charles Krizan April 17, 1938 in Amarillo. Mrs. Krizan was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. She was the secretary for the Women's Missionary Association. She was active in PTA and loved quilting.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, John William Hoffman, Jodie Hoffman, Christian Hoffman, Herbert Andrew Hoffman, Samuel Edward Hoffman and Jack Hoffman; and sister, Flora Lily Hoffman Gentry.

Mrs. Krizan is survived by her son, Charles Edwin Krizan of Amarillo; daughter, Kay Nelson of Amarillo; stepson, Herman Wade Krizan of San Antonio; stepdaughter, LaJauana Bustamente of Amarillo; brother, Robert James Hoffman; sisters, Carrie McGill and Nellie Plunkett of Amarillo; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren

Memorials may be made to your favorite charity.
Arrangements by Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors.


Tracy 'Kup' Kupper ( 1917 - 1999 )

Tracy 'Kup' Kupper
Longtime truck driver
BIG SPRING - Tracy "Kup" Kupper, 82, died Thursday, September 16, 1999 at his home.

Graveside services with Masonic rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Dudley Mullins officiating, directed by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Mr. Kupper was born in Navarro County, where he attended high school, and served with the U.S. Army in Japan and Korea during World War II. He married Mabel J. "Nell" Rountree York in 1961 in Big Spring and worked as a police officer and deputy sheriff in Howard County. He also was a truck driver for many years. He was a 32nd degree Mason and was a member of Staked Plains Lodge 598, Lubbock Scottish Rite, Suez Shrine Temple in San Angelo and East Fourth Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, of Big Spring; one son, Kelton Kupper of Bedford; three stepchildren, Nina Barnes and Margaret Beck, both of Big Spring, and Wayne York of Snyder; one sister, Leona Connor of Itasca; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; 10 step great-grandchildren; and two nieces and one nephew.

Memorials may be sent to Vista Care Family Hospice, 3210 E. 11th Place, Big Spring 79720.

Visitation will be from 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

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Elvin Gus Kuykendall
May 9, 1937 - Nov 30, 2000

Elvin Gus Kuykendall, 63, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Nov.30, 2000, in Arlington.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

Mr. Kuykendall is survived by daughters, Helen and Edril Boyte of Arlington, Velma and Joseph Rodrigues of Waco and Glenda Kuykendall of Corsicana; sons, Floyd Kuykendall of Fort Worth, Jody Kuykendall of Corsicana and Melvin Kuykendall of Corsicana; sisters, Maxine Capps of Corsicana, Marie Petty of Maridien and Arline Rowden of Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren, one great grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.

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CORSICANA -- Elvin G. Kuykendall, 63, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, in Arlington.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial: Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Scott Belding, Jimmy Capps, Tommy Madison, Bill Parker, L.B. Pennington and Wayne Wright.

Elvin G. Kuykendall was born May 9, 1937, in Athens.

Survivors: Daughters and husbands, Helen and Edril Boyte of Arlington, Glenda Kuykendall of Corsicana, Velma and Joseph Rodrigues of Waco; sons, Calvin Kuykendall, Floyd Kuykendall, both of Fort Worth, Jody Kuykendall and Melvin Kuykendall, both of Corsicana; sisters, Maxine Capps of Corsicana, Marie Petty of Meridian, Arline Rowden of Fort Worth; brother, Raymond Kuykendall of Fort Worth; grandsons, Joseph Kuykendall, Floyd Kuykendall, John Kuykendall, all of Fort Worth, Elvin Thrash, John Thrash, both of Alabama, Cody Wright and Colton Wright, both of Hutchins; granddaughters, Jennifer Kuykendall of Springtown, Brandi Thrash of Corsicana; great-grandson,Tristin Orgaz; daughters-in-law, Donna Canon, Jennifer Haley, Melody Kimbrough, all of Fort Worth; great-grandson; Tristin Ogaz; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, TX


Thelma (Robinson) Kyle
Apr 26, 1909 - Nov 24, 2000

FORT WORTH -- Thelma R. Kyle, 91, passed away peacefully Friday Nov. 24, 2000, at a local hospital. Cryptside service: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Kelly and Corey Kyle, Nicholas and Megan Brinkley, Elizabeth and John Lawrence, Jeffrey and Allison Owens, Jay Bowers and Shelly Carter.

Memorials: American Heart Association and Order of Eastern Star, Ridglea Chapter.

Thelma R. Kyle was born April 26, 1909, in Navarro County. She was a loving grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She lived a life of devotion and dedication to her family and church. Thelma was a 50-year member of the Ridglea Chapter of Eastern Star, a 14-year member of ABWA and a member of the Petroleum Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Thomas Kyle Sr.; son, Frank Kyle Sr.; sisters, Lena May, Gladine Jergens; brothers, Jack Robinson and J. D. Robinson.

Survivors: Brother, James H. Robinson of North Richland Hills; sisters, Effie Whitley, Anna Robinson, both of North Richland Hills; son, Walter Thomas Kyle Jr. of Colorado; grandchildren, Frank Kyle Jr. of Fort Worth, Lisa Kasten of Arizona, Timothy Kyle, Todd Kyle, both of Colorado, and Tex Kyle of California; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Road


Bertha (Richardson) Lake
May 31, 1920 - Nov 28, 2000

Bertha Richardson Lake, 80, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000 at her residence.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Bill Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Lake, Chris Gowan, Alvin Richardson, J. C. Sandefer, Paul Richardson and Jimmy Wilson.

Mrs. Lake was born May 31, 1920.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wyatt Lake; sister, Dymple Sandefer; brother, Vernon Richardson; and son-in-law, Bob Carroll.

Mrs. Lake is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Debbie Lake of Corsicana; daughter, Karolyn Carroll of Corsicana; grandchildren, Tammy Gowan and husband Chris, Chris Lake and Jaime Lake; great-grandchildren, Krista Gowan and Tyler Lake; sisters, Sybil Sims and Virginia Wilson, both of Clute, Loree Dagley of Pearland and Katie Farmer of Corsicana; and sister-in-law, Clydie French of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Reverend James P. Lake
Aug 19, 1926 - Dec 17, 2000

Reverend James P. Lake, 74, of Arp, passed away Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, in a Tyler Hospital.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Omen Baptist Church with the Reverends Bobby Harris and James Young officiating. Interment will be in the Mason Cemetery in Arp.

Pallbearers will be Jerrod Lake, Justin Lake, Dalton Smith, Kirk Krisle, Chuck Howell and Eric Anderson.

Reverend Lake was born Aug. 19, 1926, in Corsicana to the late Tom W. and Katherine Jane Brown Lake. He had been a resident of the Arp/Overton area for 35 years. He was ordained as a BAptist minister in 1992 and served as Pastor of the Omen Baptist Church for more than three years, where he also served as a deacon.

He retired in 1988 from the West Rusk Independent School District as a bus driver and maintenance man.

He was a master mason and was a member of the Rocky Mount Masonic Lodge #63, Overton.

Reverand Lake was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He married Mary Jo Anderson in Kilgore, December 22, 1947.

He was preceded in death by brother, Wyatt Lake and sister, Edith Thompson.

He is survived by wife, Mary Jo Lake of Arp; sons, Gary and Debbie Lake of Overton and Leslie and Carrie Lake of Winona; daughter, Deborah Herron of Arp; brothers, Rudolph Lake and Grant Lake, both of Corsicana; grandchildren, Dena Smith, Rhonda Krisle, Rae Jean Cloke, Justin Lake, Jerrod Lake and Jennifer Lake; six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home in Overton.


Carlotta Mae "Lottie" (Hendrixson) Lamb
Jan 30, 1902 - Oct 24, 2001

Lottie Lamb, 99, of Dallas passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001 in Decatur.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Potter, Wilson Springer, Greg Loftis, Steve Loftis, Jimmy Loftis, W. T. Hendrixson Jr., Dick Hendrixson and Bruce Hendrixson.

Mrs. Lamb was born Jan. 30, 1902 in Britain, Texas. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and Kinsloe House.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wister David Lamb.

Mrs. Lamb is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and DeWitt Lamb of Dallas; sisters and brothers-in-law, Janice and Lewis Springer and Janette and Jim Loftis, all of Waxahachie; brother, Wesley Hendrixson of Lewisville; grandson, David Lamb III and wife Susan of New York, N.Y.; and granddaughter, Kelly McDonald and husband Stan of Austin.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Research at U. T. Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75235.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Claude M. Lane
Jan 29, 1943 - Oct 8, 2001

Claude M. Lane, of Mansfield, La. and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2001 in Mansfield, La.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.

*** Oct 10 2001 Corsicana Daily Sun
Claude M. Lane

Claude M. Lane, of Mansfield, La. and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2001 in Mansfield, La.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Lane was born in Blooming Grove. He was self-employed in the food industry.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
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Claude M. Lane Oct 11 2001

Claude M. Lane, 58, of Mansfield, La. and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2001 in Mansfield, La.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Nathan Andrews officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Lane was born Jan. 29, 1943 in Blooming Grove to J. A. and Lizzie Lane. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1961. He was a former city commissioner and mayor pro-tem of the city of Corsicana. Mr. Lane was also a 3rd Degree Mason and a Shriner. Mr. Lane raised his family in the East Texas area where he served in numerous civic organizations. He spent his career in the food service, the past 17 years as the Taylor Freezer and Nieco Broiler distributor for Northern Louisiana and was the owner of Lane Commercial Equipment in Shreveport, La.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jim Lane.

Mr. Lane is survived by his wife of 39 years, Janie Andrews Lane; daughters, Cheri Lane of Grand Saline, Rhonda Wilson and husband Terry of Van; sons, Clyde Lane Jr. and wife Regina of Tyler, Chris Lane and wife Laura of Tyler, and Matthew Lane of Mansfield, La.; grandchildren, Erin and Lauren Gaskey, Cameron Lane, Jacob and Ashten Lane, Whitney and Andy Wilson, and Mercedes Lane; in-laws, G.H. and Ann Andrews of Corsicana; brothers, Derwood, Bruce, Robert and Buford Lane; sisters, Mary Ryno and Emma Vinson; and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Ruth Ramsey Scholarship Fund in memory of J. A. and Liz Lane at Blooming Grove High School in Blooming Grove.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Walter Sidney Lang Jr.

Walter Sidney Lang Jr., 76, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. today at St. John's Episcopal Church in Corsicana with the Rev. Ed Baggett officiating.

Mr. Lang served as a B-25 pilot in the Pacific and Japan during the latter days of World War II. From 1953 to 1957, he was a research associate with the Texas A&M Research Foundation as part of the department of oceanography and meteorology. He was dispatched to Minnesota to oversee the relocation of a 120-foot, three-masted schooner down the Mississippi to Galveston. He later sailed on the schooner in the Gulf and Caribbean.

During 1957 to 1960, Mr. Lang was employed by the Satellite Optical Tracking Program at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass. He supervised the construction of tracking stations in remote locations of the world including Villa de Lores, Argentina; Ariquipa, Peru; Curacao; the Netherlands; West Indies; Jupiter, Fla.; and Las Cruces, N.M. He also established the station at Maui, Hawaii and served as the station chief at that location.

The 1960 to 1980 years were spent teaching math at Texas A&M, Maui Junior College, Allen Military College, River Oaks High School and Athens Junior High School. Mr. Lang was active in St. John's Episcopal Church, Kerens Kiwanis and the Warehouse Theater. He wrote a newspaper column and broadcasted a cooking program for KAND called the Gourmand's Gourmet.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Marie Burnell Lang; brother, Bradford Lang; and sister, Hope Lang Cole.

Mr. Lang is survived by his wife, Diane Coates Lang; sons, Wally Lang and David Dodd; daughters, Pamela Lang, Donna Kilpatrick and Nancy Naugle; sister and brother-in-law, Fay and Calvin Kragh; brother and sister-in-law, Homer and Terry Lang; grandchildren, Melodie, Chloe and Cooper Dodd and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Special Olympics.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.


Michael Andrew Laschiski
Jan 16, 1977 - Nov 2, 2000

Michael Andrew Laschiski, 23, of Red Oak passed away Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000.

Services are pending.

Mr. Laschiski was born Jan. 16, 1977 in Clearwater, Fla.

He is survived by his father, Dennis Laschiski; mother, Joann Grmela of Corsicana; and brother, Terry Fox of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


John William Laubscher Sr.
Jul 5, 1930 - Nov 1, 2001

Retired Lt. Col. John William Laubscher Sr., 71, of Purdon passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001 at his residence.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Dale Leggett officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Arnold Ver Meer, Harold Bairrington, Wayland Thompson, John Ivie, Wayne Nelson and Allen Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be Bodie Woods, C.E. Thomas, Ken Venecek, Frank Price and Jimmie Jayroe.

He was born July 5, 1930 in Detroit, Mich. to Oliver John and Marie Ethel Laubscher. He was retired from the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by a son, Edward Laubscher.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnne A. Laubscher of Purdon; sons and daughters-in-law, William Oliver Laubscher and Thomas Fletcher and JoAnne E. Laubscher, all of Purdon, and John William and Rosie Laubscher of Dawson; brother, Bion Lee Laubscher of Houston; sister, Margaret Kathleen Biesemeyer of Tucson, Ariz.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Ed Lawson Jr.
May 1, 1911 - May 13, 2001

Ed Lawson Jr., 90, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, May 13, 2001.

Graveside services were 10:30 a.m. today at Rosemound Cemetery in Waco.

Mr. Lawson was born May 1, 1911 in Lorena to Ed and Allie Lawson. He was the eldest of three children. On Nov. 29, 1932 he married Mary Russell. They made their living by farming. They later moved to Waco where he managed and owned several neighborhood convenience stores. He was known in the community as "Mr. Ed." In 1996, he moved to Corsicana where he resided at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. He was a beloved dad and "paw-paw" to his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Mary, on Aug. 29, 1993.

Mr. Lawson is survived by his daughters and sons--in-law, Betty and Mack Bryant of Waco and Tana and Monty Sharp of Corsicana; grandchildren, Russell Bryant and wife Dawn, Christy Christensen and husband Shawn, Larisa Sharp and Joel Sharp; great-grandchildren, Alissa and Eric Nye and Roxanne and Rachael Bryant; brother, Ray Lawson; two nephews and two nieces.

Arrangements by Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home of Waco.


Richard Thomas "Tom" Layfield
 Mar 31, 1896 - Mar 25, 1989 

OBITUARY: Corsicana Daily Sun - March 26, 1989
Tom Layfield

Tom Layfield, 92, of Kerens, died March 25, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens with J. D. Lancaster and Steve King Officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of Christ in Kerens.
He was preceded in death by one son, Doyle Layfield.

He is survived by his wife, Opal Layfield of Kerens; two sons, T. E. Layfield of Kerens, and Lavelle Layfield of Athens; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and three brothers, Jester Layfield of Kerens, Roy Earl Layfield of Powell, and Floyd Layfield of Trinidad.

Pallbearers will be Homer Gene Wasson, Weston Wallace, Joe Graves, C. E. (Bubba) Blissett, Lloyd Smith and R. H. Hilliard.

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Thomas Earl Layfield 
Feb 16, 1926 - Jun 16, 2001

Thomas Earl Layfield, 75, of Kerens, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2001, at East Texas Medical Center in Athens.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home.

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Kerens Church of Christ with Jimmy Glenn officiating.

Interment will be at Prairie Point Cemetery at Bazette.

Pallbearers are Greg Dickey, Joe Graves, John Kenner, Norman Smith, Homer Gene Wasson and James Williams.

Honorary pallbearers are Calvin Franklin Buster Atkeisson and Lloyd Smith.

Mr. Layfield was born Feb. 16, 1926, at Powell and lived in Kerens since 1939. He was a life-long member of the Kerens Church of Christ.

He was in the highway contracting business since 1946 and was the founder of Layfield Construction Company. He had owned Layfield Chevrolet Company. During World War II he served in New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan. At the time of his death, he was commander of the local American Legion Post.

He served on the Kerens ISD school board for twelve years, nine of those as president, and was active in many local civic projects.

He was preceded in death by his parents Tom and Tillie Layfield of Kerens and brother, Doyle Layfield of Athens.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patty Rea "Pat" Layfield; daughters, Sandy and Matt Simpson, Pamela and Paul Baggett and Patricia and Ronnie Schultz; son, Kyle and Libby Layfield; grandchildren, Christi Coleman and husband Kirk, Amanda Hand, Jeffrey and Daphne Baggett, Chelsea Schultz, Katherine Schultz, Caleb Shcultz, Alex Layfield and Lauren Layfield; great grandchildren Tyler Lyman Coleman and Hayden Thomas Coleman; brother, Lavelle and Mary Layfield of Athens; sister in law, Vesper Layfield of Athens and numerous relatives, friends and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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6/22/2001 Corsicana Daily Sun
Thomas Earl Layfield

Thomas Earl Layfield, 75, of Kerens, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2001, at East Texas Medical Center in Athens.

Services were 3 p.m. Monday at Kerens Church of Christ with Jimmy Glenn officiating. Interment followed at Prairie Point Cemetery at Bazette.

Pallbearers were Greg Dickey, Joe Graves, John Kenner, Norman Smith, Homer Gene Wasson and James Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Calvin Franklin, Buster Atkeisson and Lloyd Smith.

Mr. Layfield was born Feb. 16, 1926, at Powell and lived in Kerens since 1939. He was a lifelong member of the Kerens Church of Christ where he served as treasurer for more than 40 years.

He was in the highway contracting business since 1946 and was the founder of Layfield Construction Company. He had owned Layfield Chevrolet Company. During World War II he served in New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan. At the time of his death, he was commander of the local American Legion Post. He served on the Kerens ISD school board for 12 years, nine of those as president, and was active in many local civic projects.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Tillie Layfield of Kerens and brother, Doyle Layfield of Athens.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patty Rea "Pat" Layfield; daughters, Sandy and Matt Simpson, Pamela and Paul Baggett and Patricia and Ronnie Schultz; son, Kyle and Libby Layfield; grandchildren, Christi Coleman and husband Kirk, Amanda Hand, Jeffrey and Daphne Baggett, Chelsea Schultz, Katherine Schultz, Caleb Shcultz, Alex Layfield and Lauren Layfield; great-grandchildren Tyler Lyman Coleman and Hayden Thomas Coleman; brother, Lavelle and Mary Layfield of Athens; sister-in-law, Vesper Layfield of Athens and numerous relatives, friends and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens

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Jester Loyd Layfield
June 6, 1907 - Apr 3, 1997

Jester L. Layfield

Jester L. Layfield, age 89, of Kerens died April 3 at Columbia Navarro Regional.
Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 p.m.

Services will be Saturday, April 5 at 2 p.m. at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tom Layfield officiating and the Rev. Frank Upchurch assisting. Burial will follow at the Kerens City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Royce Hassel, Gail Quinn, Ricky Layfield, Glen Earl Hollingsworth, Lavelle Layfield, Mark Elliott, and Homer Carroll.

Mr. Layfield was born June 6, 1907 in Powell. Mr. Layfield was the founder of the Layfield Fishing Lure. A plug, or diving bait, this lure was hand crafted out of cedar. Mr. Layfield had many magazine articles written about the "Layfield Lure", several articles were written by Bob Bristor of Field and Stream Magazine.

Mr. Layfield is survived by his wife, Mary Beth Layfield; one son Vance Layfield of Kerens; one granddaughter, Phyllis Elliott of Tyler one great-grandson, Chad Elliott of Tyler; one brother, R. E. Layfield of Powell; a number of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Charles Layman
Feb 15, 1941 - Oct 2, 1999

HOBBS Services for Charles Anthony Layman, 58, of Hobbs, N.M., will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin Funeral Home with the Revs. Gavin Vaughn, Bruce Kirby and Darrell Bethany officiating.

Graveside service in Mississippi will be at 11 a.m Thursday in Lebanon Baptist Cemetery near Kossuth, Miss.

Local arrangements are by Griffin Funeral Home.

He died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999.

He was born Feb. 15, 1941, in Corsicana. He married Joyce Wooley Layman in Eunice, N.M., on Nov. 23, 1962. He served in the U.S. Army. He moved to Hobbs in 1967. He retired from Cities Service Oil Company after 26 years in 1988. He attended Belvue Baptist Church, volunteered for Future Farmers of America, and studied history.

He is survived by his mother, Bertha Fowler of Hobbs; his wife, Joyce Wooley Layman of Hobbs; and a son, Toddy Layman of Argyle.


Maydell (Dudley) Lee
Mar 4, 1923 - Aug 7, 2001

FORT WORTH -- Maydell Dudley Lee, 78, a domestic worker, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Faith Sanctuary Christ Holy Sanctified Church, 1612 Vaughn Blvd., Fort Worth 76105. Burial: Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana. Visitation: Noon to 6 p.m. at Morris Bates Mortuary Chapel. Family Hour: 6 to 7 p.m.
Maydell Dudley Lee was born March 4, 1923, in Angus. She lived in Fort Worth for more than 30 years. She was a member of Christ Temple Penticost Church, where she served as Mother of the Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wallace Dudley Sr.; mother, Lula Dudley; twin sister, Adell; sisters, Madie, Sadie, Mattie Beatrice, Johnnie Mae, Hazel; and brother, Homer.

Survivors: Daughters, Joyce and her husband, Cottrell Young, and Georgia and her husband, Earnest Thomas; brother, Wallace Dudley Jr.; grandsons, Damien, Jason, Earnest and Jarrod; granddaughters, Simone, Tiffanie, Yolanda, Steffanie, and Melanie; great-grandchildren, Keylon, Alexis, Adrain, Adriana, and Sye; goddaughter, Annie Cary (honorary family member) Donna Gram; special niece and nephew, Tena and Earl Nixon Jr.; and numerous relatives and many, many friends.

Morris-Bates Mortuary, 1700 Evans Ave.


Geneva "Torchy" Lee
Aug 20, 1927 - Feb 28, 2001

Geneva "Torchy" Lee, 73, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Memorial services are pending.

She was born Aug. 20, 1927 in Chatfield. She was a PBX operator at Navarro County Memorial Hospital and Navarro County Courthouse for many years.

She is survived by her son, Danny Lee of Corsicana; and "adopted" sons, Carey Canada of Hurst, Mack Cooper of Corsicana and Grady Harris of San Saba.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.


Thaddene (Williams) Lee
May 24, 1930 - Oct 17, 2001

Thaddene W. Lee, 71, of Rice passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Chatfield with the Rev. Moses Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Chatfield Cemetery.

Mrs. Lee was born May 24, 1930 in Hester Grove.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy E. Lee Sr.; son, William Arthur Lee; and daughter, Birdie M. Hereford.

Mrs. Lee is survived by her sons, the Rev. Howard Lee of Dallas and Jimmy E. Lee of Rice; daughters, Joyce Tatum of Mesquite and Radene Lee of Dallas; sisters, Lola Mae Dunn and Maxie Hudspeth; brother, Paul Williams Sr.; sisters-in-law, Birdie Louise Davis of Dallas and Rose Mackey of Hobbs, N.M.; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Ethel Lee
Feb 11, 1912 - Dec 12, 2000

Ethel Lee, 88, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Lee was born Feb. 11, 1912 in Gholson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Lee; daughters, Linda Castle, Nellie Hartford, El Wanda Honea, Marquetta Lee and Peggy Lowe; and sons, Bobby Joe Lee, Lonnie James Lee and Robert Arnold Lee.

Mrs. Lee is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie A. and Robbie Lee of Corsicana; sisters, Darlene Barham of Blooming Grove and Juanita Massey of Corsicana; brothers, David Riley, Gene Riley, James Riley and Melvin Riley, all of Blooming Grove, and Leon Riley of Mexia; 27 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Katie L. (Crowder) Lee
Aug 4 1928 - Jul 27, 2001

Katie L. Lee, 72, of Corsicana passed away Friday, July 27, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Scott Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Second Mission Baptist Church with Rev. Larry L. Polk, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family members.

Mrs. Lee was born Aug. 4 1928 in Malakoff. She was a housewife who enjoyed antique and jewelry collecting.

She was preceded in death by brothers J. W. Crowder, M. J. Crowder and Benjamin Crowder.

Mrs. Lee is survived by her husband, Edgar Lee; daughters Shirley Lee, Ruby L. Alexander, Johnnie L. Bicks and Dorothy L. Mitchell; sons Bobby Lee and Jamie Lee; sisters Willie M. Crowder and Artie L. Humphrey; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


James Gregory Lemons

James Gregory "Greg" Lemons, 22, of Crandall passed away Sunday, Dec. 17 in Dallas.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rest Haven Funeral Home in Rockwall.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, 610 S. Goliad, Rockwall.
Interment will follow at Parker Cemetery in Rockwall.
He was born Dec. 17, 1978 and had attended Corsicana High School.
He is survived by his father, Randy Lemons of Gilmer; mother, Cathy Fitzgerald of Teague; brother and sister, Todd Lemons and Britney Lemons of Gilmer; and grandmother, Kathryne Hall of Rockwall.
Arrangements by Rest Haven Funeral Home of Rockwall.


Terri (Poehl) Leskoven
Oct 16, 1956 - Nov 19, 2000

Terri Poehl Leskoven, 44, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000 at her home.

Family visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating. Graveside services will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco at 4:30 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Jim Leskoven, Bradley Leskoven, Scott Miller, Bradley Miller, Danny Boedeker, Gary Brown and Kim Wyatt.

Mrs. Leskoven was born Oct. 16, 1956 in Waco to Ed and Clara Poehl. She graduated from Southwest Texas State University and earned her teacher certification at Baylor University. Her teaching career included positions in the West, Longview and Corsicana school districts, and she was most recently employed as business computer and information systems teacher at Corsicana High School. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Corsicana and was an active Sunday School teacher and Camp Fire and Cub Scout leader.

Mrs. Leskoven is survived by her husband, Lester Leskoven of Corsicana; children, Laura Leskoven and Andrew Leskoven of Corsicana; parents, Ed and Clara Poehl of Waco; brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Dinka Poehl of Waco; sister, Barbara Miller of San Antonio; in-laws, Jim and Joan Leskoven of Marietta, Ga. and Carolyn Pena of Houston; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110 or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Dallas, Texas.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Rita Marcia (Lerner) Levine
Jul 14, 1928 - Jul 3, 2001

Rita Levine, 72, of Denton and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2001 at her residence.

Graveside services will be 9 a.m. today at the Hebrew Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Richard Lewis
Nov 21, 1907 - Feb 15, 1998

HOBBS, N.M. (Special) - Graveside services for Richard J. Lewis, 90, of Hobbs will be at 4 p.m. today in Prairie Haven Cemetery under direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Lewis died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, in Columbia Lea Regional Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 21, 1907, in Corsicana. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was a junk dealer.


Freddie "Birdleg" Lewis

Ft. Worth Star Telegram
CORSICANA -- Freddie "Birdleg" Lewis, 71, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, in Corsicana.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at First Independent Baptist Church. Burial: Woodland Cemetery, Corsicana.

Survivors: Wife, Pansy Ward; daughters, Latasha Smith, Patsy Rogers (Ron) and Demetra Bradley; sons, Robert Lee Thomas (Sara), Tony Thomas, Troy Nance and Billy Ward (Linda); sisters, Louella Curtis, Christine Filmore and Dovie Truitt; brother, Welford Lewis; niece and nurse, Dertha Morgan; and grandchildren, including Shae, Sonja, Stacie and J-Keyvia.


Annie Mae (Wormley) Lewis
Apr 2, 1918 - Sep 29, 2001

Annie Mae Wormley Lewis, 88, of Corsicana went to be with her Lord Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001. She passed away at her residence in Corsicana.

Wake services will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Homegoing services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor K. D. Davis Sr. officiating and Pastor S. H. Jemerson as eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Corey Crawford, Theron Crawford, Terry Crawford, Chuckie Crawford, Micheal Collins II, AndrŽ Collins and William Collins III. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Denbow Jr., Willie Ballard Jr., Bennie Wren, Cedric Hood, Marvin Graves, Marcus Goff and grandsons.

Mrs. Lewis was born April 2, 1918 in Beaumont to Ruffin and Julia Wormley. She was employed at one time by the Corsicana Independent School District, was a domestic worker, and was self employed as a painted and carpenter with her husband Horace Lewis. She was a member of New Cornerstone Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Lewis; son, Johnnie B. Bonner Jr.; parents, four sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lee and Edward Taylor Sr. of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, Julia Williams of East Palo Alto, Calif., Jettie Ellison and Helen Bailey, both of Corsicana, and Ester Lee Dixon of Lufkin; nephews, Johnnie B. Calhoun, R.C. Calhoun and Wilburn Terry, all of Corsicana, and Nathaniel Calhoun of Hillsboro; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Angelic Funeral Home of Dallas


Cecil W. Lewis
May 7, 1918 - Apr 7, 2001

LEWIS CECIL W., born May 7, 1918 in Corsicana, Texas to Thomas Jefferson and Minnie Lee Reed Lewis, passed away on April 7, 2001 in Dallas. Cecil served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He retired as an accountant of Texas Power and Light. He was a member of Park Cities Baptist Church and was involved in the Sunday School Class. He was also a past Deacon at East Grand Baptist Church of Dallas. Cecil was preceded in death by his wife, Lucile Lewis. Survived by brother, W.T. Lewis and wife Marie of St. Louis, MO.; sisters, Emma Sawyer of Little Rock, AR., Inez Taylor and husband Buck of Farmers Branch, TX., Eula Bridges and husband Howard of Killeen, TX., and Peggy Turner of Pampa, TX.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2001 from 10:00 a.m.- 9:00p.m. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest Highway Chapel. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Buckner Foundation. Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home Cemetery Mausoleum 7405 W. Northwest Highway Dallas (214) 363-5401

 


Lena (Perkins) Linch
Aug 8, 1902 - Dec 11, 2000

Lena Perkins Linch, 98, of Dawson passed away Monday, Dec. 11, 2000 at her residence.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Flurry officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

Mrs. Linch was born Aug. 8, 1902 in Dawson. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Dawson. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Dawson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank S. Linch on Jan. 5, 1978; parents, Hillary and Estella Stovall Perkins; four brothers; and a sister, Juanita Burr on Dec. 9, 2000 in Lancaster.

Mrs. Linch is survived by her sons, Charles Robert Linch of Greenville, Dan Slater Linch of Waco and Ronald Lee Linch of Duncanville; daughter, Junell Linch Moore of Dawson; sisters, Mae Osburn, Winnie Spruiell and Sue Comer, all of Dawson; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Sarah Isabell Keonona Lindley-Langford
Nov 11, 1925 - Sep 20, 2000

Memorial services for Sarah Isabell Keonona Lindley-Langford, 74, of Kemp, were 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27 in Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel in Seven Points with Chris Kinnear officiating, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Seven Points.

Mrs. Lindley-Langford was born Nov. 11, 1925 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was one of seven daughters, and one son of Alan and Susan Lindley.

Mrs. Lindley-Langford died Sept. 20, 2000 in Corsicana.

She married Bill Langford March 15, 1943 in Honolulu. She was a pharmacist assistant with Modern Drug Store in Fort Worth for 22 years.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Langford of Seven Points; daughters, Meri Milton of Bedford, Sharon Kinnear of Arlington, and Francine Porter of North Carolina. seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers were Jack Buck, Brian Milton, John buck and Marc Dantzker.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your local Humane Society or St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Dallas.

She moved to the lake area from Fort Worth, 15 years ago.


Rubye Faye (Johnson) Linebaugh ( 1925 - 1999 )

SWEETWATER — Rubye Linebaugh, 74, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, at an Abilene hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lamar Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Clifton officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories, directed by McCoy Funeral Home.

Mrs. Linebaugh was born in Corsicana and had lived in Sweetwater since 1950. She was self-employed with Harp Vending, Inc., for 16 years and was a member of Lamar Street Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald Linebaugh of Sweetwater and Jerry Eugene Linebaugh of Fort Worth; one sister, Shirley Reeves of Temple; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 295, Sweetwater 79556

Notes:

  • RUBYE LINEBAUGH 23 Oct 1925 - 31 Oct 1999

  • Son's birth record: LINEBAUGH RONALD LEE 8-7-1946 m GRAY CO TX; RUBY FAYE JOHNSON EUGENE FELTON LINEBAUGH


Andrew Linman

Andrew Linman, 79, passed away Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000 in Midlothian.

Graveside services were held Monday at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Mr. Linman is survived by his wife, Virginia Linman of Midlothian; stepdaughters, Stephanie Brown and husband Steve of Corsicana and Kathy Carroll and husband Bob of Midlothian; daughters, Kathy Burkett and Dotty Meyers of Celina; eight grandchildren, three step grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He had a long history of participation in the care of foster children. The family requests donations be made to the Andrew Linman Memorial, in care of Ellis County Child Protective Services, 208 YMCA Ave., Waxahachie, Texas 75165.

Arrangements by Coward Funeral Home of Midlothian


Edgar January Little

Edgar January Little, 71, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 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. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Bill Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Randy Blue, Lawson Dunn, Bob Fenlason, Dustin Blue, Jeffery Wallis, Joshua Little and Jacob Little. Honorary pallbearers will be Shannon Dunn, Jennifer Wallis, Megan Blue, Kade Little, Shelton Dunn and Ashley Dempsey.

Mr. Little was born Oct. 29, 1929 in Corsicana to Reuben Edgar and Patti Sue Taylor Little. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1947 to 1950 and was stationed in China. He married Martha Fay Bruce on Feb. 10, 1951 in Oak Valley. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Martha Fay Little of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Gideon J. and Cathy Little of Houston and Jim E. and Stacy Little of Hubbard; daughters and son-in-law, Deborah Wallis and Janette and Randy Blue, all of Corsicana; sister, Pattie Loftis of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 1200 N. 13th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Marie Littlejohn

Marie Littlejohn, 83, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at the IOOF Nursing Home in Ennis.

The family will receive friends at J. E. Keever Mortuary from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Milford with the Rev. Richard Moody and the Rev. John Wheatley officiating. Interment will follow at Milford Cemetery.

Mrs. Littlejohn was born June 20, 1917 in Navarro County to Lacey John and Eula Frederick McGraw. She was raised in the Blooming Grove area and attended Cryer Creek schools. On Jan. 24, 1935 she married Bundy Littlejohn. After their marriage they lived in Milford where she was employed by the Milford Independent School District in food service from 1947 to 1954. She then was in the clothing manufacturing industry in Midlothian, Waxahachie, Maypearl and Frost from 1954 until her retirement in 1986. She and her husband also owned and operated Littlejohn's Feed, Seed and Grocery in Milford until 1995. In 1995 they moved to Ennis. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Milford and the Lydia Sunday school class of Tabernacle Baptist Church of Ennis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bundy Littlejohn May 5, 1998; sisters, Sue Moore and Pauline North; brothers, L. O. "Bill," Earl, Fred, Joe, Clay and Carl McGraw; and eight nephews.

Mrs. Littlejohn is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Wallace Roberts of Ennis; grandchildren, Debbie Zhanel and husband Eddie of Ennis and David Roberts and wife Vicki of San Marcos; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Seth Zhanel of Ennis and Crystal, Cassie and Mitchell Roberts of San Marcos; sister and brother-in-law, Dell and Leon Phillips of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, Erwin and Chris McGraw of Corsicana; sisters-in-law, Lillian McGraw of Barry, Dorothy McGraw of Blooming Grove, Mildred Littlejohn of Everman and Viola Littlejohn of Milford; 10 nieces, five nephews, several cousins and many friends.

Arrangements by J. E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis


Betty Louise Littlejohn

Betty Louise Littlejohn, 79, of Dawson passed away Thursday, May 24, 2001 in a Corsicana nursing facility.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Wade Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Mrs. Littlejohn was born Jan. 26, 1922 in Yates County, N.Y. She was a homemaker and had lived in Dawson since 1979 and formerly lived in York, Pa. for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Dawson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Elmore Littlejohn in 1995.

Mrs. Littlejohn is survived by her daughter, Joyce Ann Welch and husband Bill of Jarrell; and son, William Miller Littlejohn.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Ida Mae (Bennett) Livingston

Ida Mae Livingston, 92, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Nov. 13, 2000 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Moore officiating and the Rev. T. W. Medlock as eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be deacons and trustees of Pilgrim Rest, Peter Venters and Devin Venters.

Mrs. Livingston was born Dec. 17, 1907 in Navasota. She was a faithful member of Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church where she served as financial secretary, deaconess, mother's board, a member of the choir and the mission society.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Chaney and Lettie Jo Bennett; husband, Morris Livingston; son, James Livingston; grandsons, James Livingston Jr.; six brothers and three sisters.

Mrs. Livingston is survived by her son, Rufus Venters of Waxahachie; stepchildren, Katie Mae Chambers and Alton Livingston, both of Fort Worth; grandchildren and their spouses, Rufus and Nancy Venters of Kailua, Hawaii, Myrtle Fleming of Corsicana, LaRuth Ann and Benjamin Campbell of Houston, Peter and Shelia Venters of Waxahachie, Marcia Iris Flewellen of Fort Worth, and the Rev. Robert E. Livingston of Dallas; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Annie Mae Johnson and Maye Emma Bennett, both of Baytown; and brother, Chaney Bennett Jr. and wife Eva of Navasota.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary


Robert (Bobby) Lohman

Services for Robert (Bobby) Lohman, 66, of Trinidad, were 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Calvary Baptist Church, in Trinidad, with Brothers Jim Farmer, Ronnie Daniel, and Floyd Loven officiating.

Interment followed at Trinidad Cemetery, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff.

Mr. Lohman died Feb. 5, 2001, at a hospital in Corsicana.

He was born April 10, 1934, in San Antonio, to Harry John and Dorothy Inez Collins-Lohman. Mr. Lohman moved to Trinidad from Nederland in 1942. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Trinidad, where he served as a deacon. Mr. Lohman retired from Lone Star Gas in 1997, where he worked for 40 years and four months. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Lohman married Sandra McElroy on Oct. 8, 1960, in Trinidad. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry John and Dorothy Inez Collins Lohman and a sister, Mary Lou Lohman.

Survivors include wife of 40 years, Sandra (Sandy) McElroy-Lohman of Trinidad; son, David Lohman of Trinidad; sister, Betty Phillips of Eustace; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Pallbearers were Jerry Brigance, Allen Lundy, Milburn Chaney, Leland William, Roy Reever and Bro. Bill Watson.

Honorary pallbearers were retired and active employees of Ensearch, as well as men and deacons of Calvary Baptist Church.


William Lendon Long, Jr.
Mar 29, 1943 - Jun 11, 2001

William L. Long Jr., 58, of Athens passed away Monday, June 11, 2001 at his residence.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Carrol-Lehr Funeral Home.

Graveside services and interment will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse with the Rev. Joe Warren officiating.

Mr. Long was born March 29, 1943 in Corsicana to William L. Long Sr. and Anna F. Richards Long. He was a resident of Athens and Corsicana most of his life. For the past two years, he was employed by Norman's Welding. He was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his father, William L. Long Sr. Feb. 2, 1943; stepfather, J. F. Summerall March 24, 1998; and his wife, Carolyn Long Feb. 24, 1998.

Survivors include his sons and daughter-in-law, Tod Wayne Long and Jeffrey Frank and Rhonda Long; mother, Anna Floriene Richards Summerall; brother, Fred D. Summerall; sister, Shelia Summerall Hall; grandchildren, Gabriel Lataine Long and C.W. Long, all of Athens; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements by Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home of Athens.


Magdalene (Barton) Looper
Oct 28, 1912 - Dec 18, 2000

Magdalene Looper, 88, of Blooming Grove passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2000 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Looper was born Oct. 28, 1912 in Blooming Grove to Milton F. and Lucy E. Barton. She graduated from Blooming Grove High School. She was a member of Central Baptist Church and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fay Looper; parents; and brothers, Milton R. Barton Sr. and Gilmer Doyle Barton.

Mrs. Looper is survived by her nephews and niece, David F. Barton and wife Billye Sue of Oklahoma City, Okla., Billy Doyle Barton and wife Leona of Mt. Calm, Milton R. Barton Jr. and wife Velma of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Billie R. McWilliams and husband Jack of Sun City West, Ariz.; 10 great-nephews and nieces and 12 great-great-nephews and nieces.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

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Sariena & Annie Lopez
Apr 18, 1995 - Aug 19, 2001

Sariena Lopez, 6, of Newton, Ill., passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, at her home as a result of a house fire.

Memorial services were held Aug. 22 at the First Baptist Church in Newton.

Sariena was born on April 18, 1995, in Fort Carson, Colo. to Rojelio and Julie (Holloway) Lopez.

She is survived by mother and step dad, Julie and Jason Powers of Newton Ill.; father, Rojelio Lopez Jr. of Henderson, Nev.; grandparents, William and Hiromi Holloway of San Diego, Calif. and Rojelio and Socorro Lopez Sr. of Uvalde; step grandpartents, Jenny Powers of Willmington, SC, and Galen and Kaye Powers of Sanford, SC; great grandmother, Judy Holloway of Corsicana and several aunts and uncles.

Arrangements by Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, Ill.

Annie Lopez

Annie Lopez, 4, of Newton, Ill., passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, at her home as a result of a house fire.

Memorial services were held Aug. 22 at the First Baptist Church in Newton.

1996Annie was born on Dec. 29, 1996, in Fort Carson, Colo. to Rojelio and Julie (Holloway) Lopez.

She is survived by mother and step dad, Julie and Jason Powers of Newton Ill.; father, Rojelio Lopez Jr. of Henderson, Nev.; grandparents, William and Hiromi Holloway of San Diego, Calif. and Rojelio and Socorro Lopez Sr. of Uvalde; step grandpartents, Jenny Powers of Willmington, SC, and Galen and Kaye Powers of Sanford, SC; great grandmother, Judy Holloway of Corsicana and several aunts and uncles.

Arrangements by Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, Ill.


Mary (Shults) Lovelady
Dec 11, 1947 - Sep 7, 2001

Mary Shults Lovelady, 53, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.

She was born Dec. 11, 1947, in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Earl Shult, daughter, Lorie Ann Horn and brother, Robert Shults.

She is survived by mother, Parilee King of Corsicana; daughter, Michelle Curtis of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Tommy Horn, Ashley Horn, Blain Curtis and Grant Murray; bother Don Shults of Corsicana and sister, Linda Hutson of Austin.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

 


Lunette (Shull) Lowrimore
May 29, 1919 - Aug 12, 2001

Lunette Lowrimore, 82, of Robinson passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Pecan Grove Funeral Home in Waco.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at Dawson Cemetery with Rev. Michael Moore officiating.

Ms. Lowrimore was born May 29, 1919 in Dawson. She was a graduate of Bynum High School, attended 4Cs College in Waco, Von Kalow Secretarial School in Austin and the University of Texas. She was a secretary for Signal Corp. in Washington, D.C. during World War II and retired from Veterans Administration regional office in Waco after more than 30 years of service. She was a member of the Central Texas Doll Club, 1st Baptist Church of Robinson and the Friendship Sunday School Class.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Olin Lowrimore.

Ms. Lowrimore is survived by sisters Billie Houseman of Robinson, Inez King and Gene Ried, both of Port Neches; brother R. M. Shull and wife Mildred of Chesapeake, Va.; 13 nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to Providence Hospice or Robinson Volunteer Fire Department.

Arrangements by Pecan Grove Funeral Home in Waco.


Shelby Lucas
Jun 20, 1903 - Jun 4, 1997

Services for Shelby Lucas, 93, of Lubbock will be at 3 p.m. today in A.W. Wilson Chapel of Jamison's Funeral Home with the Rev. J. J. Johnson officiating.

Burial will be in City of Lubbock Cemetery.

Lucas died June 4, 1997, in University Medical Center.

He was born June 20, 1903, in Corsicana. He was a member of Tyler Baptist Church and the Duke Ellington Group.

He was a mechanic for several years.

Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Hughey of Los Angeles; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Erma (Wilson) Lummus
Jun 25, 1914 - Sep 12, 2001

Erma Wilson Lummus, 87, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001 at Twilight Home in Corsicana.

Mrs. Lummus donated her body to medical science.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today at That Church, 3375 N. Business 45.

She was preceded in death by her son, Roy McCauly; and son-in-law, Thories Scott.

Mrs. Lummus is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Bettie and Bill Crocker of Navarro and Bobbie and Mike Shook of Orlando, Fla.; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Mildred Homemakers Scholarship Fund, in care of Mildred High School, 5475 S. U.S. Highway 287, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Notes:

  • Social Security Death Index: ERMA L LUMMUS 25 Jun 1914 12 Sep 2001 (V) 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 457-44-1904 Texas


Danny Louis Lusk
Aug 4, 1953 - Dec 13, 2000

Danny Louis Lusk of Dallas passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000 at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be 11 a.m. today at Singing Hills Baptist Church in Dallas. Interment will follow at Seale Cemetery in Centerville.

Mr. Lusk graduated from Corsicana High School and later moved to Dallas. He was employed by the Dallas Independent School District.

He was preceded in death his father, Timothy Lusk, Sr.; and son, Danny Louis Lusk, Jr.

Mr. Lusk is survived by his wife, Vendetta Lusk; his daughters, Chameka and Kia; his son, Brian; special friend, Taneah; his mother, Dorothy Marie (Lusk) Woodard; brothers and sisters-in-law, Olin and Elnora, Larry and Versie, Timothy Jr., Leslie, Chris and Sherrie and Berwin and Amy; sisters and brothers-in-law, Annie and Sidney Polk, Virginia Bradley, Patsy and Charles Turner and Rosemary and Mike Calhoun; grandfather, Lucious Brooks; uncles, Jim Lusk of Dallas and Joe Lusk of Crockett; very special brother and sister-in-law, Devoda and Debra Robinson; mother-in-law, Virginia Dorsey of Jewett; special aunt, Versie Callahan of Groveton; granddaughter, Qiana; adopted grandson, Chris Burns; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Emanuel Funeral Homes of Palestine.

Notes:

  • Social Security Death Index: DANNY L LUSK 04 Aug 1953 13 Dec 2000 452-94-2288 Texas


Lonzo Dwight Lusk
Mar 24, 1928 - Oct 2, 2001

Lonzo Dwight "L.D." Lusk, 73, of Blooming Grove passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Bill Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Station Cemetery in Arlington.

Mr. Lusk was born March 24, 1928 to Joe and Katy Prater Lusk. He was a member of Central Baptist Church. He served in the United States Air Force. He was a service technician for American Airlines for many years.

He is survived by his son, Leonard Lusk of Blooming Grove; daughters, Diane Wasson of North Carolina and Patty Lusk of Fort Worth; grandchildren, A.J. Wasson, Phillip Baggett, Ashley Randolph and Jonathon Lusk; brothers, Clyde Lusk of Blooming Grove, James Lusk of Houston, Ray Lusk of Lake Charles, La. and Andrew Lee Lusk of Houston; and sister, Zola Gillen of Blooming Grove.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.


Ruby Evenlene Mackey
Jun 26, 1931 - Dec 17, 2000

Ruby Evenlene Mackey, 69, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday Renfro Memorial Church of God in Christ.
Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Mrs. Mackey was born June 26, 1931 in Tupelo. She was a homemaker and a member of Renfro Memorial COGIC, where she served faithfully as former president of the usher board and also served as former president of City Wide Ushers.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and son, Lenard Mackey.

Mrs. Mackey is survived by her husband of 51 years, Joe Mackey of Corsicana; children, Joan Jefferson, Lois Rimes and husband Jessie, all of Corsicana, Robert and wife Linda of Canton, Carolyn and husband Jimmy Jones of Lancaster, Jessie Mackey of Dallas, Diane Keeton and husband Lee Jr. of Irving, Danny Mackey and wife Barbara, Rickey Mackey and wife Ann, all of Hobbs, N.M.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosa and Vernon Mackey of Hobbs, N.M. and Birdie L. and James Davis of Dallas; 18 grandchildren, four grandsons-in-law, one granddaughter-in-law; 20 great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Gladys (Reynolds) Madden
Aug 9, 1913 - Aug 18, 2001

Gladys Reynolds Madden, 88, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Bobby Cave.

She was born Aug. 9, 1913, in Gainsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Madden.

She is survived by daughters, Angelene Darby and Nestor Smith of Corsicana; grandsons, Andrew Darby of Austin, Joe Darby and Thomas Darby of Corsicana; granddaughters, Janene Mueller and Tracy Smith of Corsicana and eight great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Sharon Ann (Harden) Madison
Feb 15, 1937 - Oct 2, 2001

Sharon Ann Harden Madison, 64, of Dawson passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001 in a Dallas hospital.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Wade Funeral Chapel with Bobby Cave officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery near Dawson.

Mrs. Madison was born Feb. 15, 1937 in Fort Worth. She had lived in Dawson for the past 15 years and formerly lived in Waxahachie. She attended public school in Aledo. Mrs. Madison was a homemaker and loved tennis and golf. She was also a swimming instructor for several years.

She is survived by her husband, Herb S. Madison of Dawson; daughter and son-in-law, Sharoll and Roger Richardson of Dawson; brother, Chester Harden Jr. of Fort Worth; sisters, Barbara Burcham of Boyd and Patricia Trotter of Haslet; and grandsons, Spence Dale Richardson and Roland Dale Richardson, both of Dawson.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Donald Cleo Mahoney
Aug 30, 1933 - Oct 27, 2000

Donald C. Mahoney, 67, of Bedford, passed away Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, in Bedford.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney. David Mahoney will assist. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Bennett, Don Byrd, Tommy Grant, Robert Watkins, Robert Bennett, Travis Day, Keith Byrd and Jeff Byrd.

Mahoney was born Aug. 30, 1933, in Pursley and was retired from the Federal Aviation Administration.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John D. and Alta Mahoney and brothers, J.C. Mahoney and W. Jarrell Mahoney.

He is survived by wife, Joan Mahoney of Bedford; daughters, Gail and Daniel Bennett of Watauga, Dianne and Donald Byrd fo Salinas, Calif. and Donna Day of Watauga; son, Steven Mahoney of Hurst; brothers, Bobby Mahoney and family of Tuscon, Ariz. and Francis Mahoney and family of Universal City; grandsons, Robert Bennett of Watauga, Jeff Byrd and Keith Byrd both of Salinas, Calif., Travis Day of Watauga and Jacob Mahoney of Hurst; and granddaughters, Sarah Bennett of Watauga and Faith Mahoney of Hurst.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Ft. Worth Star Telegram
BEDFORD -- Donald C. Mahoney, 67, retired from the Federal Aviation Administration, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, in Bedford.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial: Resthaven Memorial Park, W. Highway 31, Corsicana.

Donald C. Mahoney was born Aug. 30, 1933, in Pursley.

He was preceded in death by brothers, J. C. Mahoney, W. Jarrell Mahoney; and parents, John D. and Alta Mahoney.

Survivors: Wife, Joan Mahoney of Bedford; daughters and their husbands, Gail and Daniel Bennett of Watauga, Dianne and Donald Byrd of Salinas, Calif., Donna Day of Watauga; son, Steven Mahoney of Hurst; brothers, Bobby Mahoney and family of Tucson, Ariz., Francis Manhoney and family of Universal City; grandsons, Robert Bennett of Watauga, Jeff Byrd and Keith Byrd, both of Salinas, Calif., Travis Day of Watauga, and Jacob Mahoney of Hurst; granddaughters, Sarah Bennett of Watauga, Faith Mahoney of Hurst.

Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, TX


Minnie (Prigmore) Malone
Feb 1, 1914 - Nov 26, 2000

Minnie Prigmore Malone, 86, of Hubbard, passed away Nov. 26, 2000 at Mexia hospital.

Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wade Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. at Wade Funeral Chapel with Rev. Don Bell officiating. Interment will be at 3 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank.

Pallbearers will be Bob Malone, Billy Malone, Jack Malone, Billy Eddy, Herb Chapman, Steve Chapman, Robert Malone, Steve Malone, David Malone, Chris LaClair and David LaClair.

Mrs. Malone was born Feb. 1, 1914 in Aley, Henderson County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hubbard. She sewed tents for U.S. troops during WWII. In 1962 she moved to Hubbard and worked as a production manager for Kreditor Manufacturing before retiring in 1981.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Malone; her daughter-in-law, Wanda Sue Malone; grandson Patrick Malone; and her granddaughter, Margaret Malone.

Mrs. Malone is survived by her sons, Bobby Loyd and wife Lela of Hubbard, Billy Charles and wife Mary Malone of Eustace and Jack Dewayne Malone of Wichita Falls; her daughter, Jane Malone Eddy and husband Billy Joe of Hubbard; her brother, Melvin Pate, his wife Lottie and daughter Kelly of Dallas; her sister Mae King and daughter Linda and son Glen of California; and nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home.


James Willie Mandrell
May 5, 1925 - Dec 15, 1997

Abilene Reporter - Dec 30, 1997
James Willie Mandrell

James Willie Mandrell, 72, of Abilene died Sunday at a local hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Elmwood Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, 5750 Hwy. 277 South, with Sue Rowlett officiating. Burial will be in McBee Cemetery.

Mr. Mandrell was born in Dawson and was a longtime resident of Abilene. He was a construction worker.

Survivors include three sons, Billy Mandrell and Larry Dean Mandrell, both of Plainview, and Donnie Mandrell of Abilene; four daughters, Mary Jordan, Tresha Mandrell and Lisa Mandrell, all of Abilene, and Linda Mandrell of Covington; one brother, Ray Mandrell of Atlas, Okla.; one sister, Georgia Goodman of Texas; and two grandsons.

The family will be at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.

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  • JAMES MANDRELL 05 May 1925 15 Dec 1997


Lovenus Thlema (Curry) Marcy
Aug 7, 1907 - Jun 14, 1998

 
WOLFFORTH (Special) - Services for Lovenus T. Marcy, 90, of Levelland will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Rest Lawn, Wilsons' Funeral Chapel with Richard Craven of New Testament Baptist Church officiating and Henry Veach assisting.

Entombment will be in Rest Lawn, Wilsons' Mausoleum.

She died Sunday, June 14, 1998, at Levelland's Methodist Hospital.

She was born Aug. 7, 1907, in Navarro County and married John Marcy on Dec. 27, 1924, in Tahoka. He died Dec. 31, 1985. She was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church in Lubbock, the Ropesville Demo Club, Lubbock Senior Citizens and the Roadrunner Travel Club. She was a Ropesville resident for 32 years. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Melvin Marcy of Levelland and Glenn Marcy of Lubbock; one daughter, Naomi Bullin of Levelland; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


Allie Belle (Bickerstaff) Marr
Sep 11, 1913 - Nov 10, 2000

Allie Belle Marr, 87, of Mesquite passed away Friday, Nov. 10, 2000 in Mesquite.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Kinman officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Larry Adams, Dale Farmer, Ronald Lee, Steve Marr, Jeff Wendt and Michael Wendt.

Mrs. Marr was born Sept. 11, 1913 in Pontotoc, Miss. She resided in Mesquite until her death. She married Chester Elmer Marr. She was a member of Oats Drive Baptist Church in Mesquite.

She was preceded in death by her husband in January 1983; and a stepdaughter, Deloris Farmer.

Mrs. Marr is survived by her daughter, Helen Adams of Mesquite; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Ann Marr of Garland; brother, Clyde Bickerstaff of Southlake; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Lillie Ada (Ausborn) Martin
Aug 12, 1907 - May 2, 1998

Abilene Reporter - May 4,1998
Lillie Ada Martin

Lillie Ada Martin, 90, of Abilene died Saturday at a local care center.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Hawley Cemetery, directed by Allen-Korzenewski Funeral Home, 1443 N. 2nd.

Mrs. Martin was born in Richland (Navarro County). She worked as a housekeeper at the Alexander Building and was a Baptist. She married R.C. Martin in 1933 in Anson; he preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Dean Flanagan of Abilene; two daughters, Lottie Miller and Judy Messenger, both of Abilene; one stepdaughter, Opal Williams of Merkel; one brother, Floyd Ausborn of Abilene; one sister, Viola Lang of Abilene; 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren

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  • LILLIE MARTIN 12 Aug 1907 02 May 1998


Robert Henry Martin

Robert Henry Martin, 69, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Purcy Mangrum, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery.
Mr. Martin was born Aug. 9, 1931 in Kerens to Luby and Cannie Martin. He served in the United States Army in the Korean Era.

Mr. Martin is survived by daughters Yolanda Woodard and Paula Walker, both of Fort Worth; sister Grace Knox of California; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Bonnie Jane (Harris) Martin
Nov 6, 1943 - Jun 22, 2001

Bonnie Jane Martin, 57, of Corsicana passed away Friday, June 22, 2001 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Modrall Cemetery with Rev. B. J. Ferguson officiating.

Ms. Martin was born Nov. 6, 1943 in Rives, Tenn. She was a nurses aide.

She is survived by her daughter, Amy Jo Martin of Durango, Colo.; sons Chris Martin and Glen Martin of Corsicana; sisters Peggy Crigger and Janice James of Rives. Tenn., Ann Ferguson of Columbia, Tenn., Dot Graves of Clarksville, Tenn., Jewell King of Union City, Tenn. and Margaret Thomas of Charlotte, Tenn.; brothers Bill Harris of London, Tenn., James Harris of Clarksville, Tenn. and Ralph Harris of Salisbury, N.C.; and grandchildren Katie, Lizzie and Ronnie.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Milton Taylor Martin
Oct 21, 1914 - Aug 6, 2001

Milton Taylor Martin, 86, of Waco passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2001 at the VA Hospital in Temple.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Byrum Funeral Home, 425 N. Dallas Ave., Lancaster.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Edgewood Cemetery in Lancaster.

Mr. Martin was born Oct. 21, 1914 in Winnsboro. As a young boy during the depression, he was forced to drop out of school with his brother and look for work. He joined the Army during World War II and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. Discharged in October, he married Rachel Inez Clark of Georgia in December 1945. His wife Rachel died of cancer in November 1970. He worked as a cement finisher in Dallas and belonged to the cement masons union.

Mr. Martin retired and moved to Corsicana in 1974, where he lived until May 2000. On April 10, 1981 he married Katherine Dudik Hajek. For over 40 years, Mr. Martin had a large vegetable garden each year. He loved to put up vegetables in the freezer and give away the excess. He also spent many years fishing and hunting. He and his wife Katherine shared a love for ballroom dancing and spending time with their family.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Morris; sisters, Ruth and Marie; and half sisters, Stella, Jewel and Nettie.

Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Katherine Martin of Waco; children, Robert Morris Martin, Sophie Aue and husband Joe, Ray Taylor Martin and wife Pam, Lucretia Ensminger and husband Phillip, Valincia Kolbaba and husband Robert, and Randal William Martin; stepchildren, Rudy Hajek, Raymond Hajek, Anthony Hajek and wife Lisa, Kathy Urbanek and husband James, Barbara Hajek, and Diane Kelly and husband Tom; half sisters, Peggy May and Betty Jo; seven grandsons, one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter, nine step grandchildren, and three step great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Byrum Funeral Home of Lancaster.


Juanita Faye (Brown) Martin
April 27, 1926 - Oct 6, 2000

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Juanita Faye Brown Martin, 74, a mother and a homemaker, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, in Corsicana.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Glade Assembly of God Church in Colleyville. The Rev. Elbert R. Wilkinson and the Rev. Lloyd A. McCutchen, officiating. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Pallbearers: The Rev. Alan Newman, Tony Newman, Jeff McKinney, Matt McKinney, Joel Strickland and B. W. Harris. Honorary pallbearers: Norman Kilgore, The Rev. Al Strickland, The Rev. G. B. Jones, Bill Welty and Pete Bush.

Born April 27, 1926, in Cedar Hill, Juanita Brown lived the life of a preacher's kid as her parents worked with congregations and established new Christian churches in the Texas and New Mexico area. It was the Depression era, and the Browns often had very little resources except faith in God. There was a time young Juanita only had one pair of badly-worn shoes that had been repaired over and over. Rev. Brown took the shoes from Juanita and lifted them up as he prayed for help to get new ones. The next morning a package was left on the Browns' doorstep. That's right! Someone had left Juanita new shoes and some groceries for the family, too. Juanita shared many stories like this of God's faithfulness and deliverance.

Juanita married Gerald Martin in San Francisco, Calif., on Dec. 31, 1942, days before Gerald was to leave for war. The couple were reunited after the war and moved to Fort Worth in the late 1940s. Gerald entered into construction business with his brother and eventually founded Martin & Martin Foundation Drilling Company. Meanwhile, Gerald and Juanita began growing their family. Juanita was very active with her children and as a volunteer at church. She participated in children's ministry and singing. Her strong alto voice could often be picked out from the choir. She loved to make custom-tailored dresses and hats for her six daughters. She made artistic hand crafts such as embroidery and hand paintings. Many of her works are still cherished by her family. She also loved to go shopping, and with so many children and grandchildren, was especially busy around Christmas time.

As their children became older, Gerald and Juanita Martin visited many places such as the Far East, Australia, Europe and Israel. In the States, they often traveled to the Colorado mountains, a tradition that is still shared by many in the family. For the past 10 years, the Martins labored as church construction volunteers with the Assemblies of Gods MAPS program. This enabled them to travel to many church sites in the lower states and Alaska. They labored with other volunteers, not just to build buildings, but to also build up and encourage the people of each local congregation. The Martins expressed a great love to minister in this way. It was as the couple was returning home from an assignment that Mrs. Martin passed away.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Rev. Vera Brown, in May 2000; her father, Rev. H.C. Brown, in June 1979; her daughter, Lisa Martin, in 1970; and three infant children.

Survivors: Husband, G.G. Martin of North Richland Hills; daughters, Judy Newman and husband, Leonard, of North Richland Hills, Gwen Martin of North Richland Hills, Jane Ratliff and husband, Roy, of Rendon, Jean McKinney and her husband, James, of Midlothian and Ann Tucker of North Richland Hills; sons, Gary Martin and wife, Nancy, of Watuaga and Stephen Martin of Pueblo, Colo.; grandchildren, Alan Newman and wife, Katrina, Tony Newman and wife, Ramona, Julie Ratliff, Bryan Ratliff, Shelley Ratliff, Jeff McKinney, Matt McKinney, Kelly Martin, Mindy Wood and husband, William, Darryl Martin, David Martin, Brynn Martin, Theresa Tucker, Talisa Tucker and Rose Tucker; and great-grandchildren, Alex, Amanda, Bostin, Dylan, Ethan, Hannah, Natalie and Benjamin.

Shannon Rufe Snow Drive Funeral Chapel, 6001 Rufe Snow Drive


B. Ray Martin
May 11, 1909 - Dec 6, 2000

B. Ray Martin, 91, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Ferman Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Martin was born May 11, 1909 in Van Zandt County. He was a member of Westhill Church of Christ. He was the founder of Ray's Transfer in 1946, and worked in the business until his retirement in 1976.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lena Beasley Martin.

Mr. Martin is survived by his daughters, Jan Dunn of Dallas and Glynda Rackley of Apex, N.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Finis and Amanda Martin of Corsicana; sister, Zeola Rhodes of Longview; granddaughters, Shari Chaney of Apex, N.C., Stacy Chapin of Dallas, Shannon Cupell of Amarillo, Natalie Dunn of Dallas, Kala Reamy of Corsicana and Chelsa Russell of Houston; grandson, Brent Dunn of Austin; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Christian Services of the Southwest, Dallas, Texas 75201.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Henry Lee Martin
June 1, 1939 - Mar 15, 1999

Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Services for Henry Lee Martin, 59, of Worthington, Minn., will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew's Baptist Church in Lubbock with the Rev. Homer Avery officiating and the Rev. Edward Canady officiating.

Burial will be in City of Lubbock Cemetery under direction of Brock's South Plains Funeral Directors.

He died Monday, March 15, 1999, at his home in Worthington.

He was born June 1, 1939, in Navarro County. He attended school and graduated from Park High School and attended Tyler Texas College.

He worked in cotton fields and on oil rigs. He also worked in gas stations, worked in maintenance and worked at a grocery warehouse.

After college, he worked for the Armour plant in Texas in 1961. He later transferred to the Armour plant in Worthington, Minn., in 1964.

Martin was active in politics and labor union affairs. He was treasurer/secretary of Local 777 in Lubbock, and he helped establish a union in Worthington, for which he served as steward in 1968. He also served as president of UFCW Local 1161 and vice president of United Food & Commercial Workers International Union. He also served as vice president of the Minnesota AFL-CIO and served with the Southwest Central Labor Council AFL-CIO for nine years.

He served as Nobles County, Minn., DFL chairman for 13 years and was a delegate to the national DFL convention four times. He was a member of the CBTU-Coalition of Black Trade Unionists for six years and was a member of the Minnesota West C&T Rights Commission.

He was a member of the Mason's Lodge since 1968, a charter member of the Optimist Club since 1973 and a board member of the Fulda Area Credit Union.

A step-son, John Fitzgerald Martin, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Beatrice of Worthington; his mother, Imatha Isaac of Lubbock; two daughters, Elaine M. Watson of Worthington and Marilyn (Joe) Hatchett of Lubbock; three step-children, Donna Martin-Lawson of Sacramento, Calif., Willie Richardson and Bernice Johnson, both of Kansas City, Mo.; four brothers, Bobby Joe Martin and Henry Earl Martin, both of Dallas, and Frank James Isaac of Corsicana and Larry Isaac of Lubbock; five sisters, Celestine Robinson of Fort Worth, and Delores Pettie, Annie White, Janice Isaac and Bobbie Nealy, all of Lubbock; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends in the Tull Thornton Jr. Chapel of Brock's South Plains Funeral Directors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.


McKinley Martin Jr.
Nov 4, 1927 - May 20, 2001

FORT WORTH -- McKinley Martin Jr., 73, a retired machinist for Bell Helicopter 28 years and for FWISD in maintenance at Dunbar High School, died Sunday, May 20, 2001.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Superintendent J. L. Johnson officiating. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the Pauline Minor Memorial Chapel at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors.
McKinley was born Nov. 4, 1927, in Navarro County. He was a trustee at Greater Progressive Church of God in Christ.

Survivors: Daughter, Ann Martin; grandchild, Burt Martin and wife, Toysha; stepmother, Lillie Mae Martin; and other relatives and friends.

Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors, 4000 Miller Ave.


Lillie Mae Martinea
Nov 20, 1915 - Dec 6, 2000

Lillie Mae Martinea, 85, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000 in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Simsboro with Elder DeAndra Johnson. Interment will follow at Cotton Gin Cemetery in Simsboro.

Pallbearers will be Isaac Hunter, Cedeno Hunter, Grady Campbell, Gary Chandler, Suna Chandler and Tony Harris.

Mrs. Martinea was born Nov. 20, 1915 in Teague.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Martinea; parents, Dan Jones and Ada Jones; sisters, Lizzie Kirven and Gladys Marie Carter; and brothers, Elmo Jones, Elgin Lacy and Walter L. Jones.

Mrs. Martinez is survived by her nieces and nephews, Gerelene Busby, Willie E. Page, Mildred Williams, Ada Mae Parson, Nellie Harris, Ollie Kirven, Columbus Jones, Annie Hall, Mary Kirven, Morjorie Cunningham, Bobby Kirven, Lizzie Holmes; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary


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