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Sudie Lois (Holditch) Moore  
Feb 1, 1915 - Mar 30, 2000

Sudie Lois Moore, 85, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, March 30, 2000, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. David Carroll officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Cooley, Toby Harwell, David Harwell Jr., Mike Massarelli, Dustin Moore, Lance Moore, Shane Moore and Paul Wise.

Mrs. Moore was born Feb. 1, 1915 in Cryer Creek. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church and the Eastern Star. She was a wonderful mother and loved her family and church very much.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Z. B. "Rusty" Moore.

Mrs. Moore is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and David Harwell of Rice; sons and daughters-in-law, Buford and Jan Moore of Corsicana, Joe and Glenda Moore of Longview and Gene and Johnetta Moore of Poetry; brother and sister-in-law, Damon and Margie Holditch of Bullard; sister-in-law, Leora Holditch of Corsicana; grandchildren, Stefanie Gilman and husband Doug of Spring, Toby Harwell and David Harwell Jr. and wife Tamara, all of Rice, Janna Massarelli and husband Mike of Corsicana, Dustin Moore of Garland, Lance Moore and Shane Moore, both of Longview, and Sally Wise and husband Paul of Kingwood; great-grandchildren, Brittany Martin and Stefanie Martin, both of Rice, Anna Massarelli and Benjamin Massarelli, both of Corsicana, Nicole Moore of Longview and Christopher Wise of Kingwood.

Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Homebound Ministries, 2800 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Beatrice (Wood) Moore
Sep 30, 1915 - Jan 24, 2001

Beatrice Wood Moore

Beatrice Moore, 85, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001 at Baylor Medical Center in Waxahachie.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Wayne Boze Funeral Home.

The celebration of life will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Farley Street Baptist Church in Waxahachie with Brother Richard Smith and Brother Jack McDaniel officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Mrs. Moore was born Sept. 30, 1915 in Navarro County to Luther and Eva (Gann) Wood. She was reared and educated in Corsicana. She married John Patrick Moore Sept. 25, 1932 in Hill County. She moved to Waxahachie in 1960. She was a member of Farley Street Baptist Church and the Mary Sunday School Class. She was employed by Trinity Pharmacy and later as a retail clerk for Bealls Department Store for 15 years. She loved her church, her family and her grandchildren.

Mrs. Moore is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Donna Moore of Waxahachie and Ricky Dan and Chany Moore of La Porte; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Jim Roy Brown of Corsicana; brothers, Weldon Wood of Stanford and Bobby Dan Wood of Cedar Creek; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wayne Boze Funeral Home of Waxahachie


Elaine (Bounds) Moore
Apr 14, 1960 - Nov 26, 2000

Elaine Bounds Moore, 40, of Wortham, passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000 in Marshall.

Services were 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Wortham with the Rev. Martha Bessac officiating. Interment followed at Wortham Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Doug Allen, Jimmie Moore, Brent Jones, Shawn Lippe, David Latham and John David Latham.

Mrs. Moore was born April 14, 1960, in Fort Stockton. A registered nurse and graduate of Wortham High School, Navarro College and MCC where she received her RN degree, she was a home health care nurse. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Wortham and a member of Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a permit holder in the Women's Professional Rodeo Association and competed in rodeos around the state.

She was preceded in death by her mother, LaWanda Bounds.

Mrs. Moore is survived by husband, Jerry "Buddy" Moore Jr. of Wortham; daughter, Jennifer Lea Moore of Kaufman and fiance Eli Thompson of Kaufman; father and stepmother, Johnny and Geneva Bounds of Killeen; sister and brother-in-law, LaNell and David Latham of Tatum; and niece and nephew, John David and Lauren Latham of Tatum.

Arrangements by Porter Chapel of Wortham.


Eula (Guinn) Moore
Aug 9, 1919 - Feb 4, 1992

Lubbock Avalanche Journal

LAMESA (Special) Services for Eula Moore, 87, of Lamesa will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crestview Baptist Church with the Rev. Elmer Guinn officiating. Assisting will be the Rev. Pat Githens, pastor of Crestview Baptist Church.

Burial will be in Lamesa Memorial Park under direction of Branon Funeral Home.

She died Saturday, June 26, 1999, in Lubbock.

She was born Aug. 9, 1999 {1919}, in Corsicana. She married Floyd Moore on Feb. 5, 1932, in Lovington, N.M. He died Feb. 4, 1992.

She moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1941 and moved back to Lamesa in 1971. She was a member of Crestview Baptist Church for 25 years.

Survivors include two sisters, Cladie Ruth Nix and Vaundane Guinn, both of Lamesa; and three brothers, C.P. Guinn of Lamesa, and Chester Guinn and Elmer Guinn, both of Van Buren, Ark.


Martha Faye Moore
Aug 10, 1909 - May 24, 2001

Martha Faye Moore, 91, of Fairfield passed away Thursday, May 24, 2001 at East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. tonight a Porter Funeral Home in Mexia.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Shanks Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. James Prince officiating.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mrs. Moore was born Aug. 10, 1909 in Wortham. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Moore is survived by two sons, Joe Moore of Duncanville and Dan Moore of Wortham; three daughters, Donna Lusk of Lufkin, Peggy Brown of Teague and Elna Rose of Blooming Grove; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Porter Funeral Home, Mexia.


Doris (Stringer) Moore
d. Jul 6, 2000

 
Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at White's Chapel of Memories in Weatherford. Burial: Memory Gardens of the Valley Memorial Park. Officiants: Clifton Weaver and Clo Jean Fletcher. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at White's Funeral Home in Weatherford.

Doris Stringer Moore was Born in Corsicana and was a 1950 graduate of Corsicana High School. She married Bill Moore in l951. They lived in Fort Worth from l958 to l975. She was a longtime Civil Service Worker with the Social Security Administration and moved to Weatherford in l975. She and Bill loved traveling and square-dancing. Doris was a wonderful loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Survivors: Husband: Bill Moore of Weatherford; daughter and husband: Sandra and David Petit of Fort Worth;; son and wife: Jimmy and Flo Moore of George West; six grandchildren, Kristi Petit, Michael Culpepper, Steven Petit, Jonathan Petit, all of Fort Worth; Cameron Moore and Mason Moore, both of George West; brother and wife: Sam and Betty Stringer of Sweetwater.

White's Funeral Home Weatherford

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WEATHERFORD -- Doris Stringer Moore, 67, a service representative for civil service, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at a Weatherford hospital.
   Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at White's Chapel of Memories in Weatherford. Burial: Memory Gardens of the Valley Memorial Park. Officiants: Clifton Weaver and Clo Jean Fletcher. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at White's Funeral Home in Weatherford.
   Doris Stringer Moore was Born in
Corsicana and was a 1950 graduate of Corsicana High School. She married Bill Moore in l951. They lived in Fort Worth from l958 to l975. She was a longtime Civil Service Worker with the Social Security Administration and moved to Weatherford in l975. She and Bill loved traveling and square-dancing. Doris was a wonderful loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
   Survivors: Husband: Bill Moore of Weatherford; daughter and husband: Sandra and David Petit of Fort Worth;; son and wife: Jimmy and Flo Moore of George West; six grandchildren, Kristi Petit, Michael Culpepper, Steven Petit, Jonathan Petit, all of Fort Worth; Cameron Moore and Mason Moore, both of George West; brother and wife: Sam and Betty Stringer of Sweetwater.


Emily Gayle Moore
Dec 12, 1983 - Nov 26, 2000

Emily Gayle Moore, 16, of Wortham passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000 in Marshall.

Services were 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Wortham with the Rev. Martha Bessac officiating. Interment followed at Wortham Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Colby Lane, Jimmie Moore II, Justin Broussard, Larry Graham, John Knox and Will Barnes.

Emily was born Dec. 12, 1983 in Fairfield. She was a junior at Wortham High School. She enjoyed riding her horses, running barrels and show jumping. She was an active member of the Wortham FFA and High School Rodeo Association. She was an active member of the youth group of First United Methodist Church in Wortham.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, LaWanda Bounds and Jerry Moore Sr.

Emily is survived by her father, Jerry "Buddy" Moore of Wortham; sister, Jennifer Lea Moore of Kaufman and fiance Eli Thompson of Kaufman; grandparents, Johnny and Geneva Bounds of Killeen and Ruth Moore Heaton of Teague; aunt and uncle, LaNell and David Latham of Tatum; cousins, John David and Lauren Latham of Tatum; and special friend, Steven Frazier of Kirvin.

Arrangements by Porter Chapel of Wortham.


Billie Gene Morgan
May 5, 1927 - Sep 15, 2000

Mass of Christian Burial for Billie Gene Morgan, 73, of Mabank, was held at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 18, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City, with Father Andrew Mendel officiating.

Interment followed at 1:30 p.m., at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home of Kemp.

Mr. Morgan died Sept. 15, 2000, at his residence in Mabank.

He was born May 5, 1927, in Corsicana, to Welton L. and Ruth Grace Peavey (House) Morgan. Mr. Morgan married Mary M. McEwen, in Dallas, Sept. 2, 1980 and retired from Coca-Cola U.S.A. after 31 years. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the American Modelers Association. Mr. Morgan was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.

Survivors include; wife of 20 years, Mary Morgan of Mabank; daughters, Stephnie Cherise Ford of Houston, Darlene O. Skipworth of Bridgeport, Ill., Kimberly G. Leech of Orlando, Fla., and Pamala K. Maher of Evanston, Ind.; sons, Leonard Eugene Morgan of Chicago, Ill. and Jeffrey L. Morgan of Irving; 12, grandchildren; five, great-grandchildren and Mary Lynn Parish and Shane Kistler.

Pallbearers were Dick Ford, Rusty Sensat, Barry Acorn, Harold Wise and Jackie Parks.
 


Z. B. Morris
Dec 6, 1920 - Nov 1, 2000

Z. B. Morris, 80, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Temple.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Lonnie Keele officiating.

Mr. Morris was born Dec. 6, 1920 in Jester.

Mr. Morris is survived by his sisters, Leroy Reed of Kerens, Martha Morris of Athens, Elsie Ward of Temple and Bessie Mae Nicholson of Shreveport, La.; special niece, Zelma Morris Daniels of Purdon; and many other nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Larry W. Morris
Feb 5, 1929 - May 29, 2001

Larry W. Morris, 72, of Fairfield passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2001 in Tyler.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Capps Memorial Chapel with the eulogy given by Bruce Earnest.

Mr. Morris was born Feb. 5, 1929 in Hardiman County. He was retired from the U.S. Army, having served from 1946 to 1966. He was also a prisoner of war for two and one-half years in Korea. He was retired from the U.S. Post Office.

Mr. Morris is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Morris; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Janice Morris of Austin; grandchildren, Brad, Blake and Brett Morris of Austin; brothers, Merle Snyder of Mineola and Roy Morris of Gun Barrel City; and sisters, Evelyn Elliott of Mesquite and Billie Mayfield of Seagoville.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield.


Clifford Royce Morris
May 19, 1934 - Mar 12, 2001

Clifford Royce Morris, 66, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 12, 2001 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with James Vannoy officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Morris was born May 19, 1934. He was a member of Northwood Church of Christ, VFW and the Pipeliners Union No. 798. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Morris.

Mr. Morris is survived by his sons, Dan Morris of Dawson and Johnny Erwin Morris of Corsicana; brothers, Benny Earl Morris of Emhouse and Rexford Roland Morris of Corsicana; sister, Peggy Meador of Angleton; and granddaughters, Ashley Kay Morris, Heather Danielle Morris and Brandi Lynn Morris, all of Malakoff.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Opal Moss

BEDFORD -- Opal Moss, 89, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000 in Corsicana.
Graveside service: 4 p.m. Saturday at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.
Opal Moss was a resident of Bedford for 21 years and a member of Woodland Heights Baptist Church in Bedford. She was preceded in death by husband, Leslie, and son, Gary.
Survivors: Daughter, Patricia Nelson and husband, Terry, of Corsicana; son, Jerry Gale Moss and wife, Carolyn, of Tyler; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Mollie (Manning) Moye
Sep 5, 1920 - Jun 17, 2001

Mollie Moye, 80, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, June 17, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Church of the Living God PGT, 517 S. Powell St., with the Rev. R. L. Newson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mrs. Moye was born Sept. 5, 1920 in Fairfield. She was a faithful member of the Church of the Living God PGT where she served as choir president.

Mrs. Moye is survived by her husband, Clinton T. Moye Sr. of Corsicana; stepdaughter, Katie Jean Coleman of Dallas; stepson, Clinton T. Moye Jr. of Dallas; 40 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, four great-great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Francis Graham of Fairfield, Calif.; brothers, Drudie Manning and Lindsey Manning, both of Corsicana; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Henry N. Mullins
Jun 7, 1917 - Dec 1, 2000

Henry N. "Moon" Mullins, 83, of Mount Calm passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2000 at a Waco hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Chapel with Rev. Cynthia Lee and Mr. Jim Jones officiating. Masonic graveside services will follow at Cottonwood Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Hubbard Masonic Lodge No. 530.

Mr. Mullins was born June 7, 1917 in Tahoka. He retired in 1981 after serving as the postmaster of the Malone post office for 20 years. Mr. Mullins married his second wife, Annie Florence Jones, in 1987. He was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Malone and also attended the First United Methodist Church of Malone. He helped establish the Cottonwood Cemetery Association and served in it for many years. He was a Army sergeant in World War II veteran and a member of the Hubbard Masonic Lodge No. 530.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pauline Goodwin Mullins, in 1983.

Mr. Mullins is survived by his wife, Annie Florence Jones Mullins of Mount Calm; his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jerry Hugo of Leroy; brothers Loyd Mullins of Irving and Bob Mullins of Sinton; sister Marie Tyler of Hurst; granddaughters Sherri and husband Tim Barrett of Woodway and Terri Hugo of Leroy; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Cottonwood Cemetery Association.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home.


George Edward Mumma
May 30, 1939 - Feb 12, 2001

DALLAS MORNING NEWS
MUMMA, GEORGE EDWARD of Lancaster, TX. Born May 30, 1939 in Lancaster, PA Passed away February 12, 2001 in Rice. Survived by wife, Sue; son, George E. Mumma, Jr., of New Mexico; daughters, Brenda Cervantes of Mesquite, Tammy Rico of Garland; Kimberley Brooks of Garland; mother, Bessie Mumma of Florida; brothers, Bill Mumma of W. Virginia, Robert Mumma of Houston, Roger Mumma of Florida; sister, Nancy Davis of Florida; 14 grandchildren. Funeral services at 2:00 pm Friday, February 16, 2001 at Grace Cathedral in Lancaster with Rev. Baker officiating. Interment in Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, TX. Family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 8 at funeral home.
BYRUM FUNERAL HOME - 425 North Dallas Avenue - Lancaster - (972) 227-2121


Charles E. Murphey
Mar 9, 1927 - Sep 7, 2001

Charles E. Murphey, 74, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church Family Life Center, with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and the Rev. Alvis Bell officiating. Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery.

Mr. Murphey was born March 9, 1927 in Corsicana. He received his master's degree from Texas A&M University and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired county extension agent and a member of First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Lillie Murphey; and brother, Joe Murphey.

Mr. Murphey is survived by his wife, Joanne Murphey of Corsicana; daughters, Pattie Murphey Lucas and husband Tom of Houston and Molly Murphey Boyd and husband Mack of Ennis; son, Mike Murphey and wife Susan of Houston; grandchildren, Thomas and Joanna Lucas and Michael and Morgan Murphey, all of Houston, and Jamie and Rob Boyd of Ennis; sisters, Elizabeth Fitzgerald of Ennis and Louise Fowler and husband Bill of Weatherford, sister-in-law, Evelyn Murphey of Corsicana; and aunt, Myrtle Bates of Ennis.

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

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Charles E. Murphey

Charles E. Murphey, 74, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church Family Life Center, with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and the Rev. Alvis Bell officiating. Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his county agent friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons fo First Baptist Church of Corsicana, his hunting buddies and the Bellville July 4th Slumber Club.

Mr. Murphey was born March 9, 1927 in Corsicana. After graduating from Rice High School in 1945, he served in the U.S. Navy. After his service duty, he graduated from Navarro College and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University and his Masters of Education from Texas A&M University. He served the state as a county extension agent for 31 years, 28 of which were in Bellville (Austin County). He started his extension career in Edna (Jackson County) in 1951 and transferred to Bellville in 1954. He retired in 1982 and worked as a substitute teacher in the Bellville Independent School District for five years before returning to Corsicana.

He was always active in his community. He served as a deacon at First Baptist Church in Rice, Bellville and Corsicana. He was a past director of the Bellville Chamber of Commerce, the Bellville Lions Club and the Austin County Fair Association. He was president of the Austin County Fair Board and while on the board was the livestock superintendent for many years. He also volunteered his time on the tourism committee of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce. He was elected as an honorary life member of the Austin County Fair Board or Directors in 1982. He served approximately 34 years in many capacities of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Lillie Murphey; and brother, Joe Murphey.

Mr. Murphey is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joanne Murphey of Corsicana; daughters, Pattie Murphey Lucas and husband Tom of Houston and Molly Murphey Boyd and husband Mack of Ennis; son, Mike Murphey and wife Susan of Houston; grandchildren, Thomas and Joanna Lucas and Michael and Morgan Murphey, all of Houston, and Jamie and Rob Boyd of Ennis; sisters, Elizabeth Fitzgerald of Ennis and Louise Fowler and husband Bill of Weatherford, sister-in-law, Evelyn Murphey of Corsicana; and aunt, Myrtle Bates of Ennis and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ruth Murphy

ODESSA, TX
Ruth Murphy, 74, of Odessa, a homemaker, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at Odessa Regional Hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Ray Brown officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.

She was born in Corsicana and moved to Odessa from Breckenridge in 1948. She was Baptist.

SURVIVORS: Husband, Edward Murphy of Odessa; brother, Russell Noletubby of Sterling City; sisters, Wanda Smith of Woodson and Joyce Wilhelm of Grandfalls.
 


Billy J. "Bill' Murphy
Jan 3, 1926 - Jul 16, 2001

Billy J. "Bill" Murphy, 75, of Corsicana passed away Monday, July 16, 2001 in Corsicana surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mr. Murphy was born Jan. 3, 1926 in Eureka to Luther and Clara Murphy. He went to work at an early age doing manual labor. He worked at a variety of jobs, including being employed by the Cotton Mill Warehouse, Bethlehem Steel and Oil City Ironworks. He eventually gained employment as a roustabout at the Coffield and Guthrie Oil Company, working there for approximately 15 years. In the 1970s, Mr. Murphy and his son started a dirt contracting company and Mr. Murphy ended his working career by being employed by Navarro County Precinct 1 and 3 from 1981 to 1987.

He married Vera Budai in 1943 and raised two children, Gowan and Billie. After retiring, Mr. Murphy enjoyed going to the coffee shop several times a day, visiting with friends and tending to his cattle. He will be dearly missed by those whose lives he touched in his special way and remembered for the kind caring ways he always showed his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Ray in 1996.

Mr. Murphy is survived by his wife of 57 years, Vera Murphy of Corsicana; son, Gowan Murphy of Corsicana; daughter, Billie Weatherby of Palestine; granddaughter, Courtney Murphy of New York, N.Y.; grandson, Wade Weatherby of Jacksonville; sister, Geneva Berry of Kerens.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Edna Jo Dean (Bullock) Bosley - Murray  
Sep 20, 1923 - Nov 5, 2000

Graveside services for Jo Dean Murray of Mexia will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Richland Cemetery with the Revs. David Bugg, Marcus Sheffield and Gerry Ravnell officiating.

Pallbearers will be Perry Bade, Randy Bade, Will McCrary, Chuck Bosley, Danny Bosley, Jimmy Bosley and Roger McCrary.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia.

Mrs. Murray was born Sept. 20, 1923 in Chatfield. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Richland. She retired from Mexia State School as a dorm attendant in 1984.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Nelson Murray; brothers, Haskell Bullock, Travis Bullock and Odis Bullock; and sister, Ina Bullock.

Mrs. Murray is survived by her sister, Frances Bosley of Mexia; daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Paul Giles of Katy and Denise and Rick Holloway of Hurst; son, Wallace Wayne "Sonny" Bosley of Mineral Wells; grandchildren, Perry Bade of Sugar Land, Randy Bade of New Braunfels, Will McCrary of Royse City and Chuck Bosley of Mexia; great-grandchildren, Kansas and Cole McCrary of Royse City and Tayelor Marie Bade of Sugar Land.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Richland or Richland Cemetery.

Arrangements by Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home of Mexia

Notes:

  • Also married to Wallace Snead Bosley

  • Added by Edward L. Williams

 


Madaleyn "Lynn" (Ward) Humphries-Murray
Jun 10, 1929 - Dec 9, 2000

Lynn Murray, 71, of Blooming Grove, passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Murray was born June 10, 1929 in Blooming Grove. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church.

Mrs. Murray is survived by daughters and son-in-laws Toni and Sam Cunningham of Paris, Texas, Tina Brocato of Carrollton, Tina Marie and Edward Blevins of Corsicana, and Jonie and David Ivie of Purdon; son Billy Murray of Dawson; brothers J.D. Ward of San Antonio and C.L. Ward of Midlothian; sister Imogene Sluder of Grand Prairie; grandchildren Kristi Davis, Samantha Ribble, Lisa Murray and Shelee Murray; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lynn Murray, 71, of Blooming Grove, passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, in Corsicana.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with Dale Leggett officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Page, Kenneth Southard, Gary Price, Ray Ward, Butch Ward and Kevin McCrory.

Mrs. Murray was born June 10, 1929 in Blooming Grove. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church.

Mrs. Murray is survived by daughters and son-in-laws Toni and Sam Cunningham of Paris, Texas, Tina Brocato of Carrollton, Tina Marie and Edward Blevins of Corsicana, and Jonie and David Ivie of Purdon; son Billy Murray of Dawson; brothers J.D. Ward of San Antonio and C.L. Ward of Midlothian; sister Imogene Sluder of Grand Prairie; grandchildren Kristi Davis, Samantha Ribble, Lisa Murray and Shelee Murray; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Margaret ‘Dolly’ Patton Myers
Dec 9, 1900 - May 4, 1999

Margaret “Dolly” Patton Myers, 98, of Houston died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, in Houston.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today in Crestview Memorial Park with the Rev. John Dillard, associate pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Crestview Chapel.

Mrs. Myers was born Dec. 9, 1900, in Corsicana, Texas. She was a office manager for Myers Motor Co., a local Harley Davidson store on Ohio Street, for 35 years. She was involved in the Order of Eastern Star and First Methodist Church. She moved to Wichita Falls in 1929 and lived her for 35 years before moving to Houston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Les Myers.

Survivors include a son, Jack Cherry of Houston; and three grandchildren.
 


Theda Dawn (McDonald) Myers
Nov 22, 1932 - Jan 21, 2001

Theda Dawn McDonald Myers, 68, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Smart officiating.

Mrs. Myers was born Nov. 22, 1932 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

She is survived by mother, Lucille McDonald of Gun Barrel City; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Jean McDonald of Gun Barrel City; daughters, Beth Ranson of Ennis, Gerry Adams of Corsicana and Clare and Charles Reynolds of Rockwall; grandchildren, Michelle Fuller, Laura Adams, Sarah Ranson, Lisa Melendez and Janson Ranson and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Sammie Myrtledove
Mar 15, 1924 - Feb 10, 2000

Graveside services for Sammie Lee Myrtledove, 75, of Lubbock were Monday at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Burial was under the direction of Chapel of Angels Funeral Home.

He died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, in Lubbock.

He was born March 15, 1924, in Corsicana. He worked as an auto mechanic for Cunningham Autos. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include a son, Sammie Lee Jr.; four brothers; and two sisters.


Morris Carroll Neagle
Mar 5, 1956 - Jun 4, 2001

Morris Carroll Neagle, 45, of Celeste passed away Monday, June 4, 2001 at Baylor Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Home in Caddo Mills.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Rentfrow Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Loren Everett officiating.

Mr. Neagle was born March 5, 1956 in Waco to Edward Neagle and Virginia Biles Neagle. He married Lisa Patterson April 2, 1986 in Athens. He was a telephone lineman.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Mr. Neagle is survived by his wife, Lisa Neagle of Celeste; mother, Virginia Neagle of Corsicana; sons, Patrick Neagle of Celeste and Joshua Neagle of Utah; daughter, Holly Neagle of Celeste; brothers, David Neagle and Marcus Neagle, both of Corsicana; and sisters, Frances Neagle, Bonnie Neagle, Brenda Alexander and Beckie Nelson, all of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Rentfrow Funeral Home of Caddo Mills.


Glaydene (Jenkins) Neal
Nov 10, 1912 - Jan 28, 2001

Glaydene Neal, 88, of Streetman passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating. Interment will follow at St. Elmo Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Butch James, Johnny James, Steve James, Harold Massey, Cory Neal and Ken Ureste.

Mrs. Neal was born Nov. 10, 1912 in Streetman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Neal; and son, Robert E. Neal.

Mrs. Neal is survived by her son, James Douglas Neal of Streetman; daughters, Marion Marie Kerr and husband A.L. of Garrison and Vera Jo Ureste; sister, Wilma Berry of Streetman; brother, Douglas Jenkins of Dallas; grandchildren, Renee Shipp of Nacogdoches, Janet King of Channelview, Teresa Armstrong, Karen Ureste of Mesquite, Kenneth Ureste of Oklahoma and Cory Neal of Corsicana; and great-grandchildren, Danny Hartman of Channelview, David Martin Ureste of Oklahoma, and Jason Shipp, Jacob Shipp and Sarah Beth Shipp, all of Nacogdoches.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Lorene (Johnson) Nekuza
Mar 25, 1915 - Dec 31, 2000

Lorene Nekuza, 85, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. David Hale officiating.

Mrs. Nekuza was born March 25, 1915 in Byrd. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by son Mike Nekuza.

Mrs. Nekuza is survived by husband Max Nekuza; son and daughter-in-law Bill and Cheryl Nekuza of Mabank; grandchildren Kara and Emily of Mabank, Joy Smith of Mansfield and Mat Nekuza of Maryland; brothers Roy Johnson of Houston and C.W. Johnson of Corsicana; amd sisters Cyble McElroy of Grand Prairie and Mary Beth Long of Balch Springs.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Myrtle H. Jones-Nelson
May 30, 1907 - Jan 11, 2001

Myrtle H. Nelson, 93, of Austin passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001 at Saint David's Hospital in Austin.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Saint Delight A.M.E. Church in Brushie Prairie with the Rev. Ollie McDade officiating. Interment will follow at Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Queen Esther Lodge No. 32 and Elevation Chapter No. 56, Order of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Nelson was born May 30, 1907 in Kendalia, Tx. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Lodge Queen Esther No. 32 and Elevation Chapter No. 56.

She was preceded in death by husbands, George T. Jones and William Nelson; and son, Q. C. Jones.

Mrs. Nelson is survived by three nieces, Ollie Connor of Austin and Priscill A. Flowers (Lawrence) and Alice C. Butler (Edward), both of San Antonio; and special friend, Ethel Cleveland of Frost.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Clarence Nevill 
Dec 20, 1937 - Mar 14, 2001

Clarence Nevill, 63, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Blooming Grove Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be sons. Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Nevill, Jeramy Nevill and Jamie Nevill.

Mr. Nevill was born Dec. 20, 1937 in Navarro County to Ancle Brian and Ora Elizabeth Nevill. He worked in the oil fields for many years.

He was preceded in death by a very special person and dear to hearts, Avy Marie Davis; daughter, Janice Marie Nevill; and brothers, Thurmon Claude Nevill and Harmon Dale Nevill.

Mr. Nevill is survived by his wife, Sharon Nevill of Waco; children and their spouses, Thomas and Ellen Nevill of Mt. Enterprise, Michael and Catherine Nevill of Waverly, Ohio, Mark and Theresa Dee Nevill of Waco, Mickey and Donn Nevill of Hillsboro, Roger Nevill of Mexia and Joni Nevell of Bellmead; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dariel and Billie Nevill of Corsicana and Ed and Doylene Nevill of Trinidad; sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha Ann Johnson and Daries and Paul Loosier, all of Corsicana, Lois and Dub Turner of Fort Worth and Bessie Jean and Buck Bentley of Hereford; 23 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Billie Sharon Neyman
Jul 6, 1932 - May 12, 2001

SNYDER, TX
Services for Billie Sharon Neyman, 68, of Lamesa will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bell-Cypert-Seale Chapel with the Rev. Leroy Ochoa officiating.

Burial will be at Hillside Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home of Snyder.

She died Saturday, May 12, 2001, in Lubbock.

She was born July 6, 1932, in Corsicana. She married Norman "Corky" Neyman on July 24, 1949, in Corsicana.

She had lived in Lamesa for the past 20 years after moving there from Ozona. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Second Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband; her mother, Loraine Tipping of Snyder; two sons, Kevin of Houston and Norman of Monahans; two sisters, Joann Sterling of Ira and Jetonne Dill of Austin; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


Wynona Kay (Baker) Nikel
Jan 7, 1931 - Dec 14, 2000

Wynona Kay Baker Nikel, 69, of Fairfield passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 1 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Fairfield with Mack Roller officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Carroll, Curtis Carroll, Malcolm Wood, Ron Pierce, Bob Wright and Ralph Billings. Honorary pallbearers will be Sonny Sessions and Joe Lee Kirgan.

Mrs. Nikel was born Jan. 7, 1931 in Caney to James S. and Tilda Baker. She graduated from Fairfield High School and owned Accessories Etc. Gift Shop in Fairfield. She had also worked as a secretary for Mobil Oil.

Mrs. Nikel is survived by her husband, Arbell Nikel of Fairfield; son, Paul Nikel of Dallas, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Sandy Jenkins of Corsicana; granddaughter, Allison Jenkins of San Antonio; and sisters, Thelma Carroll of Streetman and Mary Rice of Mexia.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Fairfield


Charles R. Norman
Oct 25, 1914 - Mar 17, 2001

FORT WORTH -- Charles R. Norman, 86, a minister, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, in Fort Worth.
Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Mayfield Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Williams Funeral Home.
Charles R. Norman was born Oct. 25, 1914, in Chatfield, to Charles W. Norman and Hattie Mitchell Norman.

The Rev. Charles Norman was the assistant pastor of Anderson Street Baptist Church at the time of his death. Prior to his affiliation at Anderson Street, he served in pastoral positions in Fort Worth and Ovilla.

He retired from Swift & Company after working there for 20 years. His work history also included ten years of employment with the Fort Worth Independent School District and five years with Tandy Corp. of Fort Worth.

He met and married Mattie Hannie, and to this union, four children were born.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie; his parents; and his sisters, Iola Walker, Ida Brown and Versa Mae Johnson.

Survivors: Son, Eddie Charles Norman; daughters, Carrie Louise Steele, Carolyn Sue Kitchen and Doris Marie Stewart; sisters, Theresa Harris (Curtis) and Inez Boyd; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews, and other relatives and dear friends.


Claude Norman, Sr.
Dec 26, 1910 - Sep 15, 1968

OBITUARY - Corsicana
Claude Norman
Claude Norman, 57, a native of Burleson, died Sunday in Hillsboro. He resided at 1808 W. 6th Ave. and was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II. Services are set for Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Potts officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, a son Claude Norman, Jr. of Arlington; a daughter, Mrs. Christine Prince of Wichita Falls; two grandsons; his mother, Mrs. Pallie Blakley; a brother Melvin Norman; and a sister, Mrs. Lorene York all of Alvarado. Pallbearers will be Claude Norman Jr., Ernest Prince, Melvin Norman, W. L. York, W. T. Bickers and J. R. Coole.

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Edna Mae (Easterling) Nutt
Mar 19, 1915 - Jun 17, 2001

Edna Mae Nutt, 86, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, June 17, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Randall Evett officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Ray Nutt, Tracy David Jock, Marty Jenkins, Mathew Jenkins, Mark Lee, Wayne McMann, Chad Bingham and Brian Allbritton.

Mrs. Nutt was born March 19, 1915 in Palmer. She was a homemmaker, a member of Providence Baptist Church, a lifelong resident of Eureka, and a loving and caring mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Nutt, and son, Johnny Nutt.

Mrs. Nutt is survived by four daughters and sons-in-laws, Mary Sue and Bobby Brown of Mildred, Marsylene and Martin Jenkins, Edna and Don Jock, and Lina and Ronnie Lee, all of Eureka; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ivie Ray and Oda Lee Nutt of Murchison and Floyd Dell and Joan Nutt of Corsicana; daughter-in-law, Ellen Nutt of Tyler; brother, Norman Easterling of Burleson; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Elba Betha "Johnnie" (Wolf) Odle
Nov 21, 1915 - Mar 4, 2001

Elba Betha "Johnnie" Odle, 85, of Hubbard passed away Sunday, March 4, 2001 in a Mexia hospital.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard with the Rev. Ralph Lee officiating.

Mrs. Odle was born Nov. 21, 1915 in Wellston, Okla. She was a member of the Cold Corner Baptist Church of Hubbard. Mrs. Odle was a homemaker who had lived in Hubbard since 1972.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest H. Odle, on Aug. 24, 1974.

Mrs. Odle is survived by two brothers, Edward Wolf of Wellston, Okla. and Elmer Wolf of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two nieces; a special friend, Priscilla Fuller of Hubbard; grandchildren, Kyle and Melanie Fuller of West and Pam and Gary Malar of West; and great-grandchildren, Baily and Garrett Malar and Kenedy Fuller.

Memorials may be made to Fairview Cemetery.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.


Niles Jackson 'Jack' Omberg
Sep 21, 1926 - May 7, 1999

Niles Jackson 'Jack' Omberg, 72, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 7, 1999 in Corsicana. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Omberg was born Sept 21, 1926 in Emmett. He was a bondsman. Mr. Omberg was born to Archie and Eunice Omberg. He was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church and was a 32nd Degree Mason in Masonic Lodge No. 196 of Hillsboro.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nilene Young, and and a brother Warren Glen Omberg.

Mr. Omberg is survived by his wife Janelle Omberg of Corsicana; stepson, Gary Roman of Corsicana; two stepdaughters, Diane Watkins of Odessa and Laura Kalinec of Ennis; sister, Joyce Hollingsworth of Hillsboro; two brothers, Max Omberg of Houston; grandson, John Young of Grandbury; granddaughter, Nila Young of College Station; seven step grandchildren; four step great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Edna "Mookie" (Mergerson) Opawoye
Jul 1, 1945 - Feb 1, 2001

FORT WORTH -- Edna "Mookie" Mergerson Opawoye, 55, a caretaker for Amicus, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday in the Pauline Minor Memorial Chapel of Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors. Pastor L.G. Austin officiating. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Wake: Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors.
Edna was born July 1, 1945, in Streetman.

Survivors: Children, Ricky Sample, Jeffrey Sample, Arthur Sample and Carla Sample; brothers, Johnson Mergerson (Jeannie), Billy Charles Mergerson (Jane), A. V. Mergerson (Jean), Eddie Mergerson and George Brown Jr.; sisters, Betty Ann Jordan (Carl), Mattie Kirvin Williams (Grady,Jr.); six grandchildren; nephews, nieces; and a host of relatives and friends; and special friend, Iola Young.

Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors


Ella Osband
Feb 20, 1942 - Jan 18, 1997

MULESHOE (Special) - Services for Ella Mae Osband, 54, of Muleshoe will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Luke Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Finch officiating. The Rev. John Nunley will assist.

Burial will be in Hill Top Cemetery under direction of McCarty Funeral Home.

She died Jan. 18, 1997, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 20, 1942, in Terrell. She married Ernest Osband in 1959 in Muleshoe. She attended Hill Top schools, and she was a Baptist.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Evelon Grace of Muleshoe and Bobbie Ausborn of Corsicana; two brothers, Bobby Raybarn of Muleshoe and Charles Ray Young of New Boston; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


Alton Osborne 

Alton Osborne, 89, longtime resident of Dawson, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Dawson with the Rev. Jim Baggett officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dwain Spruiell, Don Nesmith, Cecil Sanders, Louis Hixson, Wilmer Hale and Eugene Berry.

Mr. Osborne was born Sept. 23, 1912 in Emmett to Anderson and Minnie Watts Osborne.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Nona Faye Osborne of Corsicana; sister, Ernestine Herrell of Coldspring; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many loved ones.

Arrnagements by Wade Funeral Home.

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Alton Osborne

Alton Osborne, 89, of Dawson, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Dawson with the Rev. Jim Baggett officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dwain Spruiell, Don Nesmith, Cecil Sanders, Louis Hixson, Wilmer Hale and Eugene Berry.

Mr. Osborne was born Sept. 23, 1912 in Emmett to Anderson and Minnie Watts Osborne. He was a resident of Dawson for over 50 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He owned and operated a trucking/transport company for many years, and he enjoyed woodworking as a hobby. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Dawson.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Nona Fae Osborne of Corsicana; sister, Ernestine Herrell of Coldspring; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many loved ones.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Ian "Butch" McKenzie Otto

Ian "Butch" McKenzie Otto, 61, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Johnson and Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ricky McClain, Wilson Kelly, Johnny Harper and Robert DeChane.

Mr. Otto was born to Carl A. and Helen McKenzie Monroe Otto on Dec. 28, 1939 in Auckland, New Zeland. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church. He was a truck driver for 31 years. For the last eight years he worked at Williamhouse. Formerly he was a member of the Corsicana Police Officers Reserve for 19 years, where he served one term as chief. He was also a member of the Corsicana Emergency Corps for 20 years, where he also served one term as chief.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria Joles Otto of Corsicana; son Scott Otto of The Woodlands; daughter Sandra Kristine and husband Richard Scott Butler of Corsicana; grandchildren Lauren McKenzie Butler and Cameron Scott Butler, both of Corsicana; brother Carl E. Otto and wife Louise of Mill Valley, Calif.; father-in-law Buddy Joles of Corsicana; sisters-in-law Jeanie Poe, Linda Joles, Carolyn Garcia and husband Andy, Delores McCain and husband Ricky, Eva Kelly and husband Wilson, Rose Putman and husband Jerry, Becky Sircy and husband Bobby, and Lisa Joles, all of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

 


Yvonne Overton
April 2, 1940 - Nov 2, 2000

Yvonne Overton, 60, of Stamford passed away Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000 at Arlington Medical Center.

Services were held this morning at Bell-Cypert-Seale Chapel in Snyder. Interment will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Prairie Hill Cemetery near Waco.

Mrs. Overton was born April 2, 1940 in Waco. She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1959.

She is survived by her daughter, Denise Overton Sawyer of Spokane, Wash.; her sons, John and Roy Overton, both of Arlington, Mike Overton of Denver, Roger Overton of Stamford; her brothers, Boyd Ray of Alvarado and Williams Davis of Pasadena; her sisters, Jeanne Morgan and Mabel Reid, both of Waco; and eight grandchildren.

Arrangements by Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Prairie Hill Cemetery, Prairie Hill, Limestone Co., TX


Helen Overturf

ODESSA TX
Helen Marie Overturf, 70, of Odessa died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Graveside services were held Monday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Glenn Harlin officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Corsicana.

SURVIVORS: Daughters, Cheri Carter and Betty Bond, both of Odessa; son, Thomas Lee Overturf of Cameron; and eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.


Virginia (Donaho) Owen

BURKBURNETT TX
Virginia Owen, 82, died Friday, June 11, 1999, in her Burkburnett residence.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Central Baptist Church of Burkburnett with the Rev. Duane Perkinson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Burkburnett Cemetery.

Mrs. Owen was born Oct. 10, 1916, in Kerens, Texas. She and John Duke Owen were married Dec. 19, 1937. He died in 1978. She was a retired school teacher in Burkburnett ISD for 30 years. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. She had lived in Burkburnett since 1937.

Survivors include two sons, Gary of Burkburnett and Jimmy of Hurst, Texas; a brother, Don Donaho of Corsicana, Texas; a sister, Lenell Birkhead of Spring, Texas; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Jennie Pauline Brite
 


Dorothy Owen

Dorothy Owen, 78, passed away Monday, March 26, 2001 in Paris. She was born Nov. 27, 1922 in Dallas.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Restland Funeral Home, Greenville Avenue, Dallas.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Restland Wildwood Chapel. Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Odell Owen.

Mrs. Owen is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Joe Hart and Sherry and John Scott; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Carolyn Owen; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Restland Funeral Home of Dallas

Notes:

  • w/o Edward Odell Owen (1921-1989)


Jewell Alene (Prater) Owen
Dec 23, 1918 - May 1, 2001

Jewell Alene Prater Owen, 82, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

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

Pallbearers will be David Owen, Dayne Owen, Ricky Owen, Daniel Owen, Ryan Reamy and Darrell Owen. Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Honeycutt, Christopher Sikes, Ross Reamy, Zack Goodin, Jeff Owen and Elvin Sikes.

Mrs. Owen was born Dec. 23, 1918 in Limestone County. She was a housewife.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Owen; parents, Marvin and Leola Prater; and sons, Cecil Owen and Jeff Owen.

Mrs. Owen is survived by her sons, Eddie Owen of Corsicana and Joe W. Owen of Richland; daughter and son-in-law, Iva Nell and Andy Reamy of Corsicana; 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

 


Katie (Heath) Owen

ABERNATHY (Special) - Services for Katie Owen, 91, of Abernathy will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Abernathy Church of Christ with David Bennett and Condy Billingsley officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery under direction of Abell Funeral Home.

She died Sunday, Oct. 5, 1997, in a Lubbock health care home.

She was born Aug. 6, 1906, in Frost. She moved to Abernathy in 1925 from Frost. She married Carroll Lee Owen on Nov. 5, 1929, in Clovis, N.M. He died Feb. 19, 1993. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include seven daughters, Betty Pearce, Willene Dunn and Bobby Cloud, all of Abernathy, Floyce Gould, Loyce Lenning and Paula Malouf, all of Lubbock and Diann Smith of Idalou; a brother, Clovis Heath of Denison; a sister, Iva Davis of Dayton; 24 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

The family suggests memorials to the Herald of Truth in Abilene or to the Children's Home of Lubbock, 4404 Idalou Highway, Lubbock 79403.
 


George W. Owen
Aug 14, 1925 - Jul 20, 2000
 
OWEN, GEORGE W.
Age 74. Born in Emhouse, TX, August 14, 1925 and passed away July 20, 2000. After graduation from Crozier Tech High School, Dallas, he served three years U.S. Army, First Inf. Dev, including the Battle of the Bulge in WWII. He attended Arlington State, before transferring to SMU where he played varsity basketball and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. After graduation, he started Mustang Chemical and other business ventures. During the mid '60s, he he was the Player Relations Director for the startup franchise, New Orleans Saints. Later, he was a commercial and residential builder in N. Dallas before retiring. He is survived by children: Mitchell Owen and wife Suzzane, of Dallas; Bart Owen and wife Sheron of Garland, Kyle Owen, Wynne Owen and Mark Owen all of Dallas, and grandchildren: Haley Owen, Jenna Owen, and Scott Owen. SERVICES: Restland Memorial Chapel at 10:00 AM, Sat, July 22, 2000. Interment to follow in Restland Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, July 21, 2000 at Restland Funeral Home.

RESTLAND FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY
located on Greenville Avenue, 1/2 mile North of L.B.J.


Willie Owens

SLATON (Special) Services for Willie Owens, 92, of Slaton will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of God with the Rev. James Davenport, pastor of Faith Christian Church, officiating and Bill Jernigan assisting.

Burial will be in the City of Lubbock Cemetery under the direction Englunds Funeral Home.

He died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at his residence in Slaton.

He was born Sept. 12, 1907, in Dawson. He married Ruby Mae Haigood on Nov. 11, 1930, in Dawson and moved to Tahoka. He moved to Lubbock in 1948, where he had worked for the McLain Oil Rip Griffith Truck Center and Horkey Oil Company. He later moved to Slaton in 1974 where he worked at Guy's TV and Appliances.

He was a member of the Faith Christian Church in Slaton. He was preceded in death by two sons, Wardell Owens on Dec. 6, 1993; and Guy Owens on July 21, 1997.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, James of Lubbock and Neal of Slaton; a daughter, Barbara Colbert of Slaton; a sister, Winnie Kizziar of Tahoka; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.


Ellis Thomas Owens 

Ellis T. Owens, 90, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2001, in Dallas.

Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Interment will be at Younger Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Chapman, Earnest Owens, Glenn Wilcox, Herbert Wilcox, Matthew Davis and Leo Summers.

Mr. Owens was born Nov. 1, 1910, in Blooming Grove. He was retired from the Southern Pacific Railroad with 40 years of service and a member of the Brotherhood of Retired Rail Road Workers.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Wanda Owens Moore.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys C. Owens of Corsicana; brother, Chester Owens of Purdon; sister, Vergie Summer of Mart; granddaughter, Carrie Moore and Matthew Davis of Garland; great granddaughters, Collen Olivia Davis of Garland and Miranda Loraine Davis of Garland and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Lloyd Packer

Lloyd Packer, 68, of Fort Worth passed away Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000 at his residence.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Jones Chapel United Methodist Church, 360 Church Street, Fairfield, with the Rev. Darrell Houston officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Fairfield.

Pallbearers will be Eugene Thurman Sr., Virgil Keeton Jr., Sylvester Rischer, Harvell Mayes, Michael Packer and Kenneth Carter.

Mr. Packer was born June 29, 1932 in the Steward's Mill community near Fairfield. He was a barber and a taxicab driver in Fort Worth for many years. He also received an honorable discharge from the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.

Mr. Packer is survived by two sons; brother, Ezell Packer and wife Mattie; sister, Hazel Grace Mayes of Fairfield; and stepbrother, Wilbur Thirkied Titus.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Frances Ann Palmer

Services for Frances Ann Palmer, 71, of Lubbock will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Resthaven's Abbey Chapel with the Rev. Roy Elmore of Lovington, N.M., officiating.

Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

She died Sunday, Aug. 1, 1999, at Covenant Medical Center.

She was born June 1, 1928, in Corsicana. She graduated from high school in Dallas and attended Southern Methodist University. She was involved in the irrigation business in West Texas for most of her life.

Survivors include two sons, Glen of San Antonio and Phil of Lubbock; a daughter, Glenda Field of Lovington; and nine grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Lubbock.


Lester Vivian Parish

Lester Vivian Parish, 65, of Laredo passed away Monday, March 5, 2001 in Laredo.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with John Dean and Tommy Parish officiating. Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Allgoode, Van Franks, Danny Parish, Tommy Parish, Weldon Parish and Don Rogers.

Mr. Parish was born Jan. 27, 1936 in Rice. He grew up and attended school in Rice. He as the executive manager of Border Bingo in Laredo for the last 15 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Lee and Mattie Reeve Parish.

Mr. Parish is survived by his wife, SanJuana Pena Parish of Laredo; daughter, Shirley Ann Parish of Allen; son and daughter-in-law, John Hansford and Angel Renee Parish of Seven Points; sisters, Maggie Chandler of DeSoto and Kathryn Pilgrim of Tool; brother, Joy Parish of Lancaster; granddaughters, Sarah Emili Parish of Garland and Tai-Shrae Parish of Allen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Fort Worth Star Telegram

Lester Vivian Parish

LAREDO -- Lester Vivian Parish, 65, an executive manager, died Monday, March 5, 2001, in Laredo.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel in Corsicana. John Dean and Tommy Parish, officiating. Burial: Rice Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers: Gary Allgoode, Van Franks, Danny Parish, Tommy Parish, Weldon Parish and Don Rogers.

Lester Parish was born Jan. 27, 1936, in Rice where he attended schools. He was executive manager for Border Bingo in Laredo for the last 15 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Lee and Mattie Reeve Parish.
For my dad, whom I loved very much and probably drove crazy for most of his life: There are a lot of things in life you can change and then there are things you can never take back. One of my greatest accomplishments in my life has been that I picked you to be my dad. What you have taught me will carry me through for the rest of my life. The things you have shown me will forever by pictures in my mind. The affection you gave freely will make me hunt for more. And your thoughts on how life can be will always give me a goal to strive for. Love forever and a day, you daughter, Shirley Ann.

Survivors: Wife, Sanjuana Pena Parish of Laredo; son, John Hansford Parish and wife, Angel Renee, of Seven Points; daughter, Shirley Ann Parish of Allen; sisters, Maggie Chandler of Desoto and Kathryn Pilgrim of Tool; brother, Joy Parish of Lancaster; granddaughters, Sara Emili Parish of Garland and Tai-Shrae Parish of Allen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, TX


Walter E. Parker

Walter E. Parker, 89, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001 in Dallas.

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

Mr. Parker was born Sept. 1, 1911 in Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Charles Brown, Pete Walton, Don Palmer, Doug Brown, Bill Dennehy, Austin Nixon, Dr. Bob Kingman and Joe Carter. Honorary pallbearers will be vestry and layman's league.

Mr. Parker is survived by his wife, Elaine Parker of Corsicana; son, Walter "Rip" Parker Jr. and wife Carole of Garland; granddaughters, Mary Lisa Parker of Garland and Gina Colleen Parker Jackson and husband Craig of Austin; grandson, William L. Parker and wife Rebecca of Coral Gables, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Scott Carson and Bailey Elizabeth Parker of Coral Gables, Fla. and Maxwell Parker Jackson and Samuel Hunter Jackson of Austin; stepsons, Clyde Stearns and wife Sharon of Boise, Idaho, and Eugene Levine and wife Cathy of Spring; step granddaughter, Susan Deshae Levine of Arlington; and step grandsons, Bill Stearns, Mike Stearns, Ronald Stearns, Tom Stearns, all of California.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church Building Fund, 101 N. 14th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Kathryn Kirksey "Katrina" Parker
Apr 19, 1961 - June 15, 2001

June 20 2001

Katrina Parker, 40, of Dallas passed away Monday, June 18, 2001 in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born April 19, 1961 in Waco.

Survivors include her father and stepmother, Richard and Hester Parker of Corsicana; mother and stepfather, Kathryn and Bob Corley of Corsicana; and brother and sister-in-law, Kirksey and Michelle Parker of Houston.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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June 21 2001 - Corsicana Daily Sun

Katrina Parker, 40, of Dallas passed away Monday, June 18, 2001 in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Jimmy Finley and the Rev. Ben Marshall officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Acker, Mark Acker, Joe Nussbaum, Joe Nussbaum Jr., Jim Ten Eyck and Jay Ten Eyck.

She was born April 19, 1961 in Waco. She was a graduate of Corsicana High School and Southwestern University in Georgetown. She was a member of Lovers Lane United Methodist Church of Dallas.

Survivors include her father and stepmother, Richard and Hester Parker of Corsicana; mother and stepfather, Kathryn and Bob Corley of Corsicana; and brother and sister-in-law, Kirksey and Michelle Parker of Houston.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Francine Parrish

CLEBURNE -- Francine Parrish, 78, a secretary, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, in Cleburne.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Granbury Street Church of Christ in Cleburne. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne.

Francine Parrish was born Dec. 22, 1921, in Chatfield.

Survivors: Husband, David Parrish; son, Doyle Hill; daughter, Elaine Wills; stepsons, David Ray Parrish Jr. and Johnnye Parrish; stepdaughter, Helen Threadgill; sister, Ruthie Bravenec; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and one step-greatgrandchild.

Martin's Funeral Home, Cleburne


Kenneth Ray Parsons

Kenneth Ray Parsons, 56, of Bailey passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2001 in Bonham.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Clyde Franks officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mr. Parsons was born Jan. 10, 1945 in Kaufman. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Charles Parsons.

Mr. Parsons is survived by his wife, Wanda Parsons of Bailey; daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Bobby Bell of Kerens; sons, Brian Parsons and Jeffery Parsons, both of Bailey; brother and sister-in-law, Ernest and Margie Parsons of Purdon; granddaughters, Alicia Lynne Bell and Brittany Nicole Bell, both of Kerens, and Sabrina Rochelle Johnson of Bailey; and great-grandson, Billy Ryan Johnson of Bailey.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Mattie Partlow
Feb 9, 1916 - Jan 13, 1999

LOVINGTON, N.M. (Special) - Services for Mattie Elizabeth Coffee Partlow, 82, of Lovington will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Bethany Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Lovington Cemetery. Todd Carter and Oscar Newdiger will officiate.

She died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999.

She was born Feb. 9, 1916, in Frost. She married U. B. Partlow on Sept. 8, 1934. He preceded her in death. Three daughters, Mary Frances Woods, Doris Elizabeth Shedd and Loretta Wynell Solomon, preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Lee and Jesse, both of Lovington; a daughter, Anita Powell of Midland; 26 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.


Evelyn (Knott) Parvin
1936 - 1999

Evelyn 'Marie' Parvin
Evelyn "Marie" Parvin, 64, of Abilene, died Tuesday at her residence.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 2, at North's Funeral Home Chapel, 242 Orange, with the Rev. Rickie Rister officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Ms. Parvin was born in Corsicana and moved to Abilene in 1964. She worked in local restaurants, including the Dixie Pig, for 20 years before retiring in 1995. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Farrer of Chicago, Ill.; four sisters, Opal Knott of Abilene, Kathryn Knott of Dallas, Esther Chris of Balch Springs, and Shirley Long of Calif.; two brothers, Calvin Eugene and Jessie Knott of Dallas; and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6-7:30 today at the funeral home


Roy I. Pate
Roy I. Pate, 74, of Lubbock passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2001.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday with at Franklin-Bartley Funeral Chapel the Rev. Jackie White officiating.

Mr. Pate was born June 27, 1926 in Emhouse. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany during World War II. He married Melva L. Miller, June 27, 1952 in Fort Worth. He moved to Lubbock in 1960. Mr. Pate was employed with General Electric as a district manager and retired after 27 years of service. He later worked for DeVille Furniture as a salesman from 1980 to 1988. He was a Methodist. He served as president of the National Greyhound Association for a single term, and various other committees.

Mr. Pate is survived by his wife, Melva L. Pate of Lubbock; his son, Billy Roy Pate of Atlanta, Georgia; daughter, Amelia "Amy" Smith of Lubbock; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Chrisstine Sandefer of Lubbock.

The family suggests memorials to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home, Lubbock.

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Services for Roy I. Pate, 74, of Lubbock will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Franklin-Bartley Chapel with the Rev. Jackie White officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home of Lubbock.

He died Wednesday, June 20, 2001.

He was born June 27, 1926, in Emhouse and served in the U.S. Army in Germany during World War II. He married Melva L. Miller on June 27, 1952, in Fort Worth and moved to Lubbock in 1960. He worked for General Electric as a district manager and retired after 27 years of service. He later worked for DeVille Furniture as a salesman from 1980 to 1988. He was a Methodist. He served as president of the National Greyhound Association for a single term, and various other committees.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Billy Roy of Atlanta; a daughter, Amelia "Amy" Smith of Lubbock; a sister, Christine Sandefer of Lubbock; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a charity of choice.


Mary Evalena Pate
Nov 28, 1927 - Sep 16, 2001

Mary Evalena Pate passed away Sept. 16, 2001.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Restland Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park.

Mrs. Pate was born Nov. 28, 1927. She owned and operated Evalena's Beauty Shop for over 25 years. She was a member of Lavon Drive Baptist Church in Garland.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Noel Douglas of Garland; daughters and son-in-law, Carolyn and Bill Loeser and Beverly J. Ringo; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Douglas and Karen pate; grandchildren, Tammy, April, Jason, Justin, Johnny, Angela, Rebecca Lynn and Brandon; five great-granddaughters and numerous other family members who loved her.

Arrangements by Restland Funeral Home of Dallas.


Nannie Kate (Barlow) Pate
Sep 24, 1902 - Feb 22, 1999

CORSICANA (Special) - Services for Nannie Kate Pate, 96, of Lubbock will be at 10:30 a.m. today in Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Hale officiating.

Burial will be in Pattison Cemetery under direction of Corley Funeral Home.

She died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, in Lubbock.

She was born Sept. 24, 1902, in Emhouse. She was a presser. Her husband, Price, preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Roy of Lubbock; a daughter, Christine Sandefer of Lubbock; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.


Nellie Mae Patterson
Jun 22, 1909 - Jun 9, 2001

Nellie Mae Patterson, 91, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2001, in Corsicana.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Resthaven Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Harold Scott officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Patterson was born June 22, 1909, in Hill County. She was a sales clerk at Bowden Pharmacy.

She is survived by sisters, Josie Dunlap of Corsicana, Madeline Mason of Mesquite and Dovie Patterson of Irving and a host of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Ian Edward Dale Peddicord

Ian Edward Dale Peddicord, 8, of Weatherford and formerly of Corsicana passed away July 30, 2001 in Weatherford.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating.

Ian was born March 3, 1993 in Weatherford.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Otis Annell Pederson
Jun 10, 1914 - Feb 5, 2001
 
Otis Annell Pederson, 86, a lifelong educator died Monday, February 5, 2001, at his home on Lake Granbury. Memorial service 10:00 a.m. Thursday, at First United Methodist Church in Arlington, the Reverend Bob Holloway officiating. Burial will be in Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Honorary pallbearers, past and present principals and administrators of Arlington Independent School District. Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hood County Committee of Aging, Box 849, Granbury, Texas 76048, for the Meals on Wheels Pmgram. Otis Annell Pederson was born June 10, 1914, in Hamilton County, the youngest of three sons of Otto C. and Gena Ringness Pederson. His oldest brother, Gerome, died as an infant and his brother, Raymond, died in Italy in World War II. His family moved to Clifton in 1919, so that the children might have the opportunity of schooling. His mother, Gena, died when Otis was eight years of age. Five years later, his father, Otto married Hattie Sormrude, who became Otis' stepmother. Otis attended public school in Clifton and graduated from Clifton High Schol in 1932. He attended Clifton Junior College, now a part of Texas Lutheran University. After two years of college, he taught school at Meridian Creek rural school for two years before continuing his education at North Texas State Teachers College. Upon graduating in 1940, he continued his teaching in Trinidad, Texas, before moving to Corsicana to teach. World War II interrupted his career as he volunteered for service in the U.S. Navy in 1942. He was discharged as a Lieutenant Junior Grade in 1946, after serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters. He returned to Corsicana as a teacher and coach until 1956. Having received his masters degree from Southern Methodist University, he went to Ennis as high school principal. After 31/2 years, Otis moved his family to Arlington. For the next 18 years he served as principal, curriculum director and administrative assistant to the superintendent. Otis retired in 1976 after 38 years of service in public schools. Otis married Dorothy Rose Anderson of Gainesville on January 17, 1942. She preceded him in death June 14, 1987. Survivors are sons, Donald O. Pederson and his wife, Kathy, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Robert W. Pederson and his wife, Rebecca, of Austin; daughter, Rose Ann Schmidt and husband, Jim, of Granbury; and grandchildren, Julie R. Pederson, Michael A. Pederson, Amy L. Lauth and husband, Richard, Carrie A. Pederson, Justin J. Schmidt and Allison L. Schmidt. Moore Funeral Home-N., Davis Drive, Arlington, TX


Tom M. Peebles

Tom M. Peebles, 80, of Durant, Okla. passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000 in Durant, Okla.

Services will be 1 p.m. today at Old Bokoshe Cemetery with Brother Jerry Turner officiating.

Mr. Peebles was born May 28, 1920 in Davis, Okla. He was reared in Corsicana. He was superintendent of Santa Fe Oversees Oil Company. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis J. and Violet Evelina (Goodall) Peebles; and brothers, Aubrey Peebles and Jessie M. Peebles.

Mr. Peebles is survived by his wife, Josephine (Steward) Peebles of Durant, Okla.; brother, Ivan Peebles of Plano; sister, Alice McGlon of Fort Smith, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Dalton-Holmes Funeral Home of Durant, Okla.


Geronimo Pena

Rosary for Geronimo Pena, 86, of Lubbock will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Sanders Funeral Home Memorial Chapel.

Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father James O'Conner officiating.

Burial with military rites will be in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home.

He died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, in Methodist Hospital.

He was born Sept. 30, 1912, in Corsicana and entered the Army in 1941. He was a veteran of the 338th Infantry Regiment, which landed in French North Africa and Italy during World War II.

He received numerous military decorations, including three bronze medals. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 269395.

He married Anita Regalado on Aug. 3, 1946, in Waxahachie.

Survivors include his wife; seven sons, Francisco of Lubbock, Armando of Oklahoma City, Alejandro of Orlando, Fla., Fernando of Wichita, Kan. Emilio of Slaton, Ruben of Lubbock and Gustavo of Lubbock; a daughter, Yolanda Villalobos of El Paso; two brothers, Nieves Pena of Lubbock, Manuel Garcia of Austin; a sister, Rosa Lopez of Modesto, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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  • TXDI: Pena Geronimo 10-02-1998 LUBBOCK M


Mary Louise (Ramsey) Percy

Mary Louise Ramsey Percy, 89, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Kaufman with the Rev. John Gondol officiating. Interment will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Taylor City Cemetery in Taylor.

Mrs. Percy was born Aug. 20, 1911 in Franklin County, Ala. to James A. and Willie Lee (Martin) Ramsey. After graduating from high school in Russellville, Ala., she attended Baylor College for Women in Belton (later changed to Mary Hardin Baylor College in the fall of 1934). She graduated Aug. 5, 1934 with a bachelor of science degree in home economics. She served as a home demonstration agent in Cooper, Kountze and then Kaufman where she met and married William D. Percy on Oct. 16, 1943.

All of her life, Mrs. Percy worked for community improvement and betterment. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout troop leader. She served in all activities of the Kaufman Methodist Church and was a member of the sanctuary restoration committee in 1985. The chamber of commerce honored her as Citizen of the Year at the annual banquet in 1989. The United Methodist Women's Division of the United Methodist Church recognized her with a special mission recognition award in 1985. She served as president of the Kaufman Garden Club three different years and was a nationally accredited master flower show judge. She was also past president of the Clover Club, a study club organized in 1897. She was a volunteer at the Kaufman County Library from its beginning on the Kaufman city square. As a member of the finance committee, she helped raised the 3.5 million dollars needed to start what is now the Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman. Her knowledge of plants and their use in landscaping has left a living legacy at the Kaufman County courthouse, Kaufman Public Library, First United Methodist Church and educational building.

Mrs. Percy is survived by her daughter, Mary Lou Percy of Corsicana; brother, Edward Lee Ramsey and wife Deane of Birmingham, Ala.; brother-in-law, Calvin G. Percy and wife Vicki of Georgetown; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Percy and Joanne Percy, both of Georgetown; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Billy Perkins

PADUCAH TX
Services for Billy Ray Perkins, 68, of Paducah will be at 2 p.m. today at the Missionary Baptist Church in Paducah with the Rev. Keith Prather officiating.

Burial will follow in the Paducah Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of Seigler Funeral Home of Paducah.

He died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, in Lubbock.

He was born Nov. 11, 1932, in Navarro County. He moved to Paducah in 1948 and married Jean Johnson on April 2, 1952, in Paducah. He had been employed as an equipment operator for Cottle County for the past 10 years. He attended the Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicky Lynn Perkins, in 1975.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Cynthia Diane Grant of Vernon, Sandra Jeanine McRae of Groesbeck and Dana Leigh Perkins of Aspermont; two sons, Billy Wade of Sayre, Okla., and John Mitchell of Paducah; a brother, Don Ed of Childress; a sister, Bernice Jeanette Starnes of Wichita Falls; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


J. B. Perkins

J. B. Perkins, 86, of Spring Hill passed away Sunday, May 13, 2001 in Mexia.

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

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Spring Hill Cemetery near Dawson with the Rev. Mark Flurry officiating.

Mr. Perkins was born Dec. 23, 1914 in Irene. He had been a resident of the Spring Hill and Dawson area since 1929. He was a farmer who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also a longtime fiddler. He was a Baptist.

Mr. Perkins is survived by his wife, Yvonne Perkins of Spring Hill; sons, Leslie Eugene Perkins of Southerland Springs, A. B. Perkins of West Salem, Wis. and Larry Eugene Perkins of Grand Bay, Ala.; daughters, Allene Warden of Baird, Alice Baker of Hutchins, Sue Franovich of Buras, La., Jeanie Cotnam of Hot Springs, Ark. and Linda Berry of Terrell; brothers, Leonard Perkins of Purdon, George Perkins of Hillsboro, Gerald Perkins of Killeen, Lonnie Perkins of DeSoto and Olin Jack Perkins of Hubbard; sisters, Gail Christie of Retreat, Louise Pohl, of Corsicana and Martha Jo Donaldson of Waxahachie; 23 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard


Roach Perry

PLAINVIEW (Special) - Services for Roach Perry, 70, of Lockney will be at 2 p.m. today in Parklawn Memorial Gardens under direction of Lemons Funeral Home.

Perry died Monday, March 31, 1997, in St. Mary Hospital in Lubbock.

He was born July 29, 1926, in Walters, Okla. He married Versie Barclay Roberson on June 24, 1959, in Lockney. He graduated from Brownfield High School, and he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Lockney Masonic Lodge and First Christian Church of Brownfield.

He farmed in the Aiken Community. A son, David Roberson, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Gay L. Bradley of Corsicana; a son, Joe D. Roberson of Lockney; a brother, Max of Midland; a sister, Monah King of Abilene; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Midland County Public Library or to a favorite charity.


Katie (Turner) Perry
abt 1870 - 1930

Funeral Planned Saturday Morning for Mrs. Perry, 70
Funeral services for Mrs. Katie Turner Perry, 70, of 3210 Dartmouth Avenue, will be held at the Ed. C. Smith & Bro. Funeral Home at 10 AM Saturday with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Perry, mother of Miss Lucille Perry of the Ben Milam Elementary School facility and Aunt of the late former mayor Charles Turner of Dallas, died Thursday night at her home. Daughter of an early-day circuit riding Methodist Minister, Mrs. Perry came to Texas from Georgia, her birth place, and settled in Navarro County in 1873. She had been a resident of Dallas twenty years. Survivors are her daughter; two sons, Turner Perry of Dallas and W. E. Perry of Roscoe, Nolan County; A brother, Sam Turner of Dallas and three grandchildren

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EARLY RESIDENT OF NAVARRO DEAD IN DALLAS
DALLAS, May 3. - Mrs. Katie Turner Perry, 70, died suddenly at her home here Thursday evening. A native of Georgia, Mrs. Turner came to Navarro county with her family in 1873 and moved to Wortham in 1885 where she resided until moving to Dallas 20 years ago.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Lucille Perry, teacher in the Ben Milam school here; two sons, Turner Perry, Dallas, and W. E. Perry, Roscoe; a brother, Sam Turner, Dallas, and three grandchildren.

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Versie Magdaline Perry

PLAINVIEW (Special) Services for Versie Magdaline Perry, 78, of Corsicana, and formerly of Lockney, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Bartley-Silva Memorial Chapel with the Rev. A. C. Hamilton, a retired Baptist preacher, officiating.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bartley-Silva Funeral Home.

She died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

She was born Feb. 10, 1922, in Montague County. She married Roach Perry on June 2, 1959, in Lockney. She owned and operated the Dixie Cafe in Lockney in the 1950s. She later became active in farming with her husband in the Lockney area for 40 years. She was a past officer and secretary in the Order of the Eastern Star in Floyd County, as well as Corsicana.

Survivors include a son, Jo Dean Roberson of Corsicana; a daughter, Gay Bradley of Corsicana; five brothers, Wilcey Wayne Barclay of Lakeview, William Grant and Clarence Curtis, both of Amarillo, Sol David of Lockney and Dalton Daniel of Kingman, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren.

The family will accept friends at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


Marell K. Phillips

FORT WORTH -- Marell K. Phillips, 82, a retired teacher for the Cleveland, Ohio, school district, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at a local hospital.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Morris-Bates Mortuary. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 10 to 10:50 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Marell K. Phillips was born Oct. 26, 1918, in Corsicana.
Survivors: Sister, Lugene Lilly; nieces, Gloria Crawford, Ruby Ross, Ruth Christopher and Regina Warner; and a nost of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Morris-Bates Mortuary


Joy Elaine (Hargrave) Phillips

ARLINGTON -- Joy Elaine Phillips, 75, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, in Arlington.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. The Rev. John C. Bates of Corsicana will officiate. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home.

Joy was born Jan. 25, 1925, in Breckenridge, Mo., and had resided in Arlington for 40 years. She married Harry Lowell Phillips in 1943; he preceded her in death in 1994. He was retired from the Navy Air Force and Chance Vought Aircraft.

Survivors: Brothers, D.A. Hargrave and James R. Hargrave of Corsicana, Monte D. Hargrave of Arlington and Mona Relph of Pueblo, Colo.; and many nieces and nephews.

Moore Funeral Home-N. Davis Drive, Arlington


Juanita Evelyn (Miller) Phinny

PLAINVIEW (Special) Graveside services for Juanita Evelyn Miller Phinny, 88, of Amarillo will be at 2 p.m. today at Plainview Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. A. C. Hamilton, a retired Baptist minister, officiating.

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

She died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, in Vivian's Nursing Home in Amarillo.

She was born April 1, 1912, in Corsicana, Navarro County, where she grew up and attended school. She married James Walter in November, 1932, in Corsicana. They moved to Colorado City in 1948 and Amarillo in 1952. They settled in Plainview in 1953, where she worked as a physical therapy assistant at Central Plains Hospital until retiring in 1977.

She was a member of the College Heights Baptist Church in Plainview and had resided at Vivian's Nursing Home in Amarillo for the past seven years. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1974; two daughters, JoAnn Mills in 1991 and Nancy Trussell on June 18, 2000.

Survivors include a sister, Sylvania Bowman of Missouri City; two sons, Ronald of Amarillo and Jimmy of Baytown; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Crown of Texas Hospice, 1000 S. Jefferson, Amarillo 79101.


Mack Emmitt Pierce

Mack Emmitt Pierce, 64, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, April 29, 2001 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

Services will be 11 a.m. at New Elam Missionary Baptist Church, 509 Brenken St., Hearne, with the Rev. O.W. Mack officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Hearne.

Pallbearers will be a military honor squad. Honorary pallbearers will be Sean Flenoy, Melion Foster, Jordan Mims, Robert Tarbutton, Olanda Pierce, Patrick Pierce, Marcus Tarbutton and Kyle Pierce.

Mr. Pierce was born March 14, 1937 in Hearne. In 1955, he served in the U.S. Navy for four years. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign War.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Leola Pierce; and brother, Robert Pierce.

Mrs. Pierce is survived by his wife of 38 years, Roxie Pierce of Corsicana; son, Vince Pierce of College Station; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Clara McNeil and Samuel T. and Emma J. Pierce, all of Hearne; sisters, Chanie Pierce of Hearne, Jewel Pierce Flenoy and husband Harold of Bryan and Beaulah Pierce Smith and husband Clifton of Suisun, Calif.; aunts, Bennie Lee Allen and Lillie Mae Boone of Hearne; and many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.


Bette Sue Pierce
Aug 29, 1927 - Nov 25, 2000

Bette Sue Pierce, 73, passed away Nov. 25, 2000 in Dallas.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Matthews Cathedral in Dallas with the Rev. Jandy Watkins and Rev. Philip Duncan officiating.

Mrs. Pierce was born Aug. 29, 1927 in Corsicana to Festus A. and Al'Nela Pierce. She graduated from Corsicana High in 1944 as valedictorian and editor of the yearbook. She graduated from Ward Belmont College in Nashville, Tenn. in 1946, where she edited the yearbook. She graduated from SMU in 1948, serving as the editor of the Rotunda yearbook. She was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Beta Phi, awarded a masters degree in counseling in 1968 and a life member of the SMU Alumni Association. She was a longtime member of St. Matthews Cathedral, Daughters of the King and Community of the Holy Spirit.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Anna Mary Pierce Atchley.

Mrs. Pierce is survived by her son, Jim; daughter Nela Margaret; sister Winkie Pierce Stroube; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to St. Matthews Cathedral, 5100 Ross Ave., Dallas, Tx., 75206, or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Sparkman/Hillcrest.


Mozelle Elizabeth (Burleson) Pillans
Oct 23, 1913 - Dec 27, 2000

Mozelle B. Pillans

Mozelle B. Pillans, 87, of Streetman passed away Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Chapel.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Streetman with Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating.

Pallbearers will be Roger Pillans, Benny Pillans, Clell C. Young, Jr., Glenn Burleson, David Burleson and Jason Burleson.

Mrs. Pillans was born Oct. 23, 1913 in Birdston. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Streetman. She was a charter member of the Jose Antonio Navarro Chapter of the Republic of Texas, a charter member of the Col. Roger G. Mills Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy and a granddaughter and great-granddaughter of veterans of the confederacy of this chapter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Willie D. Pillans; her daughter, Patsy Elaine Hullum; her grandson, Terry Darden Hullum; her sister, Margaret Collum; and brothers Solon Haze Burleson and Van Gordon Burleson.
Mrs. Pillans is survived by her son, Williams Gordon Pillans of Streetman; grandsons William Darden Pillans of Troy, Mont., James Gordon Pillans of Austin, Jonathan Paul Hullum of Spring and Ronald Leslie Hullum of Palestine; granddaughter Sherry Sue Pillans of Purdon; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Cleo David Pinkert

David Pinkert
Services were to be today, 2 p.m., Corley Funeral Chapel for 18 year old Cleo David Pinkert, of Greenville, who drowned Saturday in Lake Halbert while visiting relatives in Corsicana. The Rev. Mickey Loftis was to officiate, with burial to follow in Mytle Cemetery, Ennis.

Surviving are his parents Mr. and Mrs. Ed Pinkert, Greenville; two sisters Donna and Tammie, both of Greenville; a brother Johnny Pinkert, Greenville; his grandmother, Mrs. Hattie Pinkert, Corsicana; his grandfather, Robert Green, Kerens; and his step- grandmother Mrs. Robert Green, Greenville.

Pallbearers were to be Wayne Jones, Dell Jones, Roger Pinkert, Royce Pinkert, Artie Clark and Steven Green.

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Eula Mae (Ralston) Pinkston
Feb 17, 1896 - Jan 5, 2001

Eula Mae Pinkston, 104, of Bedford passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2001 in Bedford.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Robert Young officiating.

Mrs. Pinkston was born Feb. 17, 1896 in Mineola. She was an active member of Oakhurst Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth and was previously a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Corsicana for four years. She was also a member of Oakhurst Garden Club of Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ray Pinkston.
Mrs. Pinkston is survived by her son, John R. Pinkston and wife Mary Jane of Dallas; brother, David Ralston Sr. and wife Barbara of Corsicana; granddaughters, Laura Cockrell and Rebecca Waggoner, both of Dallas; grandson, Mark Pinkston of Dallas; nine great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Margaret Lucille Pirtle
Feb 5, 1934 - Nov 17, 2000

Margaret Lucille Pirtle, 66, of Fairfield passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2000 at Fairview Manor in Fairfield.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Capps Memorial Chapel with Brother Tom Young officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin.

Mrs. Pirtle was born Feb. 5, 1934 in Hearne. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin G. Pirtle; and her parents, David A. and Nannie Lee Johnson.

Mrs. Pirtle is survived by her daughters, Linda Jonassen of Fairfield, Billie Jean Carter and Shirley Gail Lewis, both of Kirvin; brother, William David Johnson of Honea Path, S.C.; sister, Evelyn McClendon of Houston; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield.


Edna Mae (Bray) Pitts
Aug 20, 1906 - Oct 15, 2000

Edna Mae Bray Pitts, 94, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Resthaven Mausoleum with Ferman Carpenter and Dick James officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Batton, John David Bray, David Bray and Danny Bray. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Walker, Lonnie Watson and Jim Pitts.
Mrs. Pitts was born Aug. 20, 1906 in Hedley to Ida Mae and David Crockett Bray. At a very early age she and her family moved to the Angus community. Upon completing her education, she moved to Corsicana where she completed a business course. In 1933, she married Oral Lee Pitts in the K. Wolens home. Her career consisted of more than 50 years working as a buyer and sales associate at K. Wolens Inc. She was very active in the Business Professional Women's Club where Louis Wolens established a scholarship at Navarro College in Mrs. Pitts' honor at Navarro College. She was a member of Kinsloe House and Westhill Church of Christ.

She was a great inspiration to those who knew her and she touched the lives of her family and many friends by her cheerful and loving ways. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Oral Lee Pitts; and brother, Theodore Moffitt Bray.

Mrs. Pitts is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Bill Batton of Corsicana; granddaughter, Lisa Jane Batton of Corsicana; grandson, Jonathan and his daughter Nicole Batton; nephew and niece, John David and Almeda Bray; great-niece, Marilyn Oliver; great-nephews, David Bray and Danny Bray of Corsicana; cousin, Jim Pitts of Houston; numerous cousins and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Donald Charles Plauchz
Mar 6, 1951 - Nov 26, 2000

Donald Charles Plauchz was taken from his family on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000 by a tragic accident.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Believers Bible Church with Tom Rhodes officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Matt Pettit, Jeff Pettit, David Bondy, Lyle Plauchz, Adrian Plauchz and Jimmy Goudeau. Honorary pallbearer will be Alex Flores.

Mr. Plauchˇ was born March 6, 1951 in Baton Rouge, La. He attended local schools and later graduated from the University of Texas in Arlington. He served two years in the Navy on the USS Forrest Sherman and four years in the Naval Reserves. He was employed by the Corsicana Independent School District.

He met and married Beverly Prewitt Hansen in 1985. He was a loving, caring father of his children. He was a member of Believers Bible Church. He was active in the lives of his family and in his community.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. F. F. Plauchz

Mr. Plauchˇ is survived by his wife, Beverly; children, Brad and Krista of Frost, and Cheri Moran and husband John of Alvin; mother, Marie Plauchˇ of Louisiana; brothers and sisters and their spouses, Jerry and D'Ann Plauchˇ, Jimmy and Gayle Plauchˇ and Addy and John Bergeron, all of Louisiana; granddaughter, Jessica of Alvin; and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Believers Bible Church, 2400 Bowie Drive, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Ruth Ann (Bell) Poarch
Nov 27, 1947 - Dec 13, 2000

Ruth Ann Poarch, 53, of Carrollton passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000 in Carrollton.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rick Dodson, David Lamb, Jimmy McCarter, Guy Neal Poarch, Ross Schulle and Ron Williams.

Mrs. Poarch was born Nov. 27, 1947 in Corsicana to the late Joe and Ella Ruth Bell. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend with a heart of gold. She will be missed by countless people whose lives she touched. She leaves a wonderful legacy of love and courage to her family who so dearly loved her.

She is survived by her husband, David Poarch of Carrollton; son, Jeff Poarch of Carrollton; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Ronda Poarch and their children Alexis and Hunter of Mesquite; and sister, Betty Bell of Birmingham, Ala.

Memorials may be made to the Service Guild Early Intervention Program, 1700 29th Court South, Birmingham, Ala. 35209.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Maurine (Green) Pohl
Mar 6, 1915 - Oct 29, 2000

Maurine Pohl, 85, of North Richland Hills passed away Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000 at North Park Nursing Home in North Richland Hills.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Paschal Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Jimmy Glenn officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be members of the family.

Mrs. Pohl was born March 6, 1915 in Kerens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Pohl, in 1994.

Mrs. Pohl is survived by her daughter, Linda Fussell of North Richland Hills; son, Don Pohl of Corsicana; brother, Bucky Green of Kerens; sisters, Eleanor Dixon and Sue Reynolds, both of Gilmer, Mae Rudolph of DeSoto, and Marge Boulware of Eureka; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.


Bobbie Jean (Kerr) Pollard
abt 1941 - Nov 28, 2000

Bobbie Jean Kerr Pollard, 59, of Wortham and formerly of Streetman, passed away Nov. 28, 2000 at Parkview Hospital in Mexia.

Graveside services were 11 a.m. today at Cedar Grove Cemetery with Thomas Wright Flournoy Jr. officiating.

Mrs. Pollard was born Feb. 14, 2000 in Emhouse. (*** Date in Error)

She is survived by her husband, James E. Pollard of Wortham; sons, Thomas W. Flournoy and Andy Jones of Wortham; daughters, Debbie Denise Brown of Wortham and Jacqueline Renee Flournoy of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother, Billy Lee Miles and wife Mary of Fort Worth; sister, Rosemary Clark of Colorado Springs, Colo.; uncle, C.D. Dancer of Streetman; aunts, Alice Holt and Carrie Hayes of Streetman and Ethel Griffin of Corsicana; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.


William Freeman "Bill' Ponder, Jr. 
Apr 5, 1917 - Oct 17, 2001

William Freeman "Bill" Ponder, 84, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger officiating and assisted by the Rev. Buford Stockard and Brother Bill Honea. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Mr. Ponder was born April 5, 1917 in Frost to William F. and Nannie Albritton Ponder Sr. He grew up on a farm, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a pumper in the oil fields for 34 years, and retired from Crown Central Oil Company in 1984. He was a member of First Baptist Church for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and only brother, David A. Ponder.

Mr. Ponder is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ava Nell Bilberry Ponder of Corsicana; sisters, Gay Wright of Corsicana, Elizabeth Froese of Dallas, Catherin Stockard of Palestine, Norine Ponder of Dallas and Robbie Elmore of Frost; and sister-in-law, Ann Ponder of Dallas.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.


Ira Claude Poole
Nov 27, 1894 - Sep 2, 1981

Ira Poole
Ira Claud Poole, 86, of Corsicana, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. Service is Friday, 2 p.m., Corley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Calvin Francis and the Rev. G. T. Parker officiating. Burial will be in the Resthaven Memorial Park. He was a native of Alabama and lived in Corsicana since 1929. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willie Poole, a retired foundry worker for Bethlehem Steel and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Alyne Norman of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Mrs. Willie Dean Bickers, of Jewett; one step-son, Richard Cheek, of Fort Worth; one step-daughter, Mrs. Dean Puckett, of Terrell; two grandchildren; five great-grandsons; two sisters, Mrs Pearl Osteen, of Corsicana, and Mrs Jewel Green, of Malakoff; and a number of nieces and nephews. Pall bearers are Dewey Osteen, Kenneth Berry Hill, W. O. Green, Jimmy Watkins, Dale Reel, Larnett Moore, Marvin Slaydon and Chester Lowe.

Notes:

  • Married Stella Othella Williams on 17 December 1916 in Navarro Co. TX

  • Married Jessie Laura Welch on 24 June 1970 in Navarro Co. TX


Stella Othella (Williams) Poole
Jun 17, 1894 - Feb 6, 1969

Mrs. I. C. Pool
Mrs I. C. (Stella) Pool, 74, native of Emmett and lifelong Navarro county resident, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Corley Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs Alyne Norman of Wichita Falls and Mrs. W. T. (Willy Dean) Bickers of Pasadena, TX; two grand children, two great grandchildren; two brothers, Harvey Williams of Corsicana and Judson Williams of Alameda, Calif; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Daughter of James Sampson & Della Caldonia (McAfee) Williams

  • Married Ira Claude Poole on 17 December 1916 in Navarro Co. TX

  • Resthaven Memorial Park

  • Submitted by Edward L. Williams


Samuel Griffin Powers 
Feb 5, 1876 - Dec 1, 1946

Former Resident died at Henderson; Rites Held Monday
S. G. Powers, aged 73 years, of Dallas, formerly a long-time merchant in Emmett and Corsicana, died at Henderson, Texas Sunday. Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock with interment in the Emmett cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Mr. Cannon, Methodist minister of Price, Texas.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Annie Ruth Miller, Henderson; Mrs. W. H. Wideman and Mrs. Vivian Toten, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Frances Faye Redmond, Van; two sons, Jack Powers, Corpus Christi, and Terry Powers, Dallas and several grandchildren. Pallbearers were Hubert Dickson, Gus Grissom, Robert L. Thompson, Alfred Miller, Spurgeon Williams and Charles Green.

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Mattie Dora (McAfee) Powers
Apr 14, 1886 - Nov 4, 1973

Died Early Today in Emmett Community
From Monday's Daily

Mrs. S. G. Powers, wife of S. G. Powers of the Emmett community, died Monday at 12:30 o'clock after a long illness; according to a telephone message received by J. T. Williams of the Corsicana city police force, Monday afternoon.
Deceased was about 45 years of age and is survived by her husband and six children, two sons, Reyno and Terry, and four daughters, Rita, Deane, Vivian and Frances Faye.
One brother, Duane McAfee of Warnette, Oklahoma, and four sisters: Mrs. J. T. Williams of the Burshy Prairie community, Mrs. J. S. Williams of Drane, Mrs. J. E. Shelton of Frost and Mrs. Minnie Perryman of Dallas formerly of Corsicana.
The remains will be interred in the Emmett cemetery Tuesday.  Deceased has lived in the Emmett community all of her life and is well known in the west of the county.

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Harold Loyd Prater
Dec 22, 1925 - Mar 3, 2001

Harold Loyd Prater, 75, of Red Oak passed away Saturday, March 3, 2001.

Visitation will be held until 8 p.m. today at Red Oak Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Red Oak Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Waxahachie Cemetery.

Mr. Prater was born Dec. 22, 1925 in Richland. He was employed at Red Arrow Freight Lines for 39 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Prater; and daughter, Gwynne Prater.

Mr. Prater is survived by his wife, Dorothy Prater of Red Oak; son, Harold Loyd Prater Jr. of Duncanville; daughter, Charlsye Holley of Arlington and Renee Sandefer of Colorado; and 10 grandchildren.

Arrangements by Red Oak Funeral Home of Red Oak.


Coymae (Cosby) Prater
Nov 20, 1914 - Sep 24, 2000

Coymae Cosby Prater, 86, of Dawson, passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000 at a Corsicana nursing center.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wade Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Curry and the Rev. Jim Baggett officiating. Burial will be at Dawson Cemetery.

Prater was born Nov. 20, 1914 in Polk County, Arkansas. A Dawson Resident since 1938, she owned and operated a beauty salon for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Noah and Flora Adams Cosby, and her husband James Chester Prater in 1992.

She is survived by son, James Charles and Sue Prater of Lubbock; daughter, Ann and Bill Hull of Corsicana; brothers, Tommy Cosby of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Noah Cosby of Quinlan; sisters, Pauline "Polly" Howell and Ruth Almond, both of Carrollton; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of the Dawson Cemetery Association.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home


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