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Willie Wilson Prestidge
Apr 6, 1921 - Jan 14, 1993

WOLFFORTH (Special) - Funeral services for W. W. ''Bill'' Prestidge, 75, of Wolfforth will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Wolfforth First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mark McMillan officiating.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Seagraves Cemetery under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

Prestidge died Friday in the University Medical Center following an illness.

He was born April 6, 1921, in Keechi, and he graduated from the Corsicana State Home High School. He attended Sam Houston College. He moved from Corsicana to Lubbock County in 1954.

He married the former Ruby Moore Billings in 1959 in Fairfield. She died Jan. 14, 1993. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Wolfforth. He was a former mayor of Wolfforth and City Council member. He was also a former member of the Masonic Lodge.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was wounded in an air raid over Germany while serving as a tail gunner on a bomber.

He worked for many years for the Tech Press before he retired.

Survivors include three sons, Walter, Tommy and Alton Billings, all of Seagraves; his sister, Esther Mills of Waco; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Lubbock.

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  • TXDI: Prestidge Willie Wilson 03-07-1997 LUBBOCK M


Tommy Elton Price
Sep 15, 1958 - Jun 29, 2001

Tommy Elton Price, 42, of Corsicana passed away Friday, June 29, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake services will be 7 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First Independent Baptist Church, 703 E. Fifth Ave., with Elder Tommy Bowens officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Will Hutchinson, James Jones, Jessie Jackson, Henderson Body, Shannon Hodge and Michael White. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Woods, Bobbie R. Williams and Curtis Draper.

Mr. Price was born Sept. 15, 1958 in Corsicana.

He is survived by his daughter; sister and brother-in-law, Veronica and Freddie Jones of Corsicana; brothers and sisters-in-law, Calvin L. and Loressa Price, Derwin G. and Debra Price, and LaJuan D. and Robbie Price, all of Corsicana; aunts and husbands, Evelyn and James Garrett of Dallas and Minnie L. and J. B. Richardson of Corsicana; and special friend, June Vanibuls.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary


Prentice Priddy
May 20, 1915 - Jun 15, 2001

Prentice Priddy, 86, of Dawson passed away Friday, June 15, 2001 at a Corsicana nursing center.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Dawson with the Rev. David Fergeson officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

Mr. Priddy was born May 20, 1915 in Dawson and lived most of his life in the Dawson area. He married Inez Frances Bailey Dec. 8, 1935 in Hubbard. Mr. Priddy had worked as a ward clerk at the Mexia State School and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Dawson. He was a lay speaker for the Methodist church and taught Sunday school in the men's Bible class for many years. He was also a farmer and enjoyed fishing and storytelling.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Inez Bailey Priddy in November 1997; son, David Priddy in 1951; and brother, Hershel Priddy in February 1997.

Mr. Priddy is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Harold Gatlin of Irving; sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Martha bPriddy of Gainesville, Wayne and Betty Priddy of Euless, William Priddy of Grand Prairie, Dennis and Doris Priddy of Powell and Terry and Peggy Priddy of Mansfield; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Juanita (Stovall) Pridgeon
Apr 2, 1905 - Jun 11, 2001

Juanita Stovall Pridgeon, 96, of Waco passed away Monday, June 11, 2001.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Temple with the Rev. Tom Robbins officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Mrs. Pridgeon was born April 2, 1905 in Prairie Hill, Limestone County, to James Granville Stovall and Loretta Wayland Stovall. Her family moved to Waco in 1918. She was a 1922 graduate of Waco High School and received a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Baylor University in 1926. Mrs. Pridgeon was a math teacher at Riesel High School prior to her marriage to Theron O. Pridgeon. They moved to Lockhart and then to Temple in 1946. Mr. Pridgeon was a soil and water conservationist with the USDA. Mrs. Pridgeon assisted her husband and son in the management of the T/J Ranch near Temple which produced registered Polled Hereford cattle and racing quarter horses.

She taught school in Temple from 1960 to 1969 when she retired. Mr. and Mrs. Pridgeon moved to Waco in 1969 to be near her family.

She was a member of Austin Avenue United Methodist Church of Waco and former member of First United Methodist Church of Temple. She was a member of the Guardian Angel Group of Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University. Mrs. Pridgeon was also a member of the Betty Martin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Temple and the Sterling C. Robinson Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas in Waco. She was a charter member of the Temple Book Review Club and the Fano Club of Baylor University.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1987; and son, James in 1994.

Survivors include her daughters, Jane Pridgeon Fortner of Waco and Judith Pridgeon Eidson of Temple; grandchildren, Cynthia Fortner Bennett of Houston, John M. Fortner of Dallas, Rebecca Leigh Fortner of Dallas, Margaret Eidson Riedlinger of Weatherford and Melissa Jane Eidson of New York; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Methodist Children's Home in Waco.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard


Dubart M. Prince

Dubart M. Prince, 79, of Beaumont and a native of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000. He was a retired salesman and pipefitter and a veteran of World War II.

A mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel in Beaumont. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Addie McDonald Prince and Elmer Prince; and two brothers, William N. Prince of Belle Chase, La. and Robert R. Prince of Malakoff.

Mr. Prince is survived by his wife, Iris Prince; daughters, Jan Jacobs of Bridge City and Camille Schoolcraft of Houston; stepdaughter, Gayle Ramin of Houston; three grandchildren; sister, Frances Anderson Fortson of Rice; and brothers, Jester Prince of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Ernest Prince of Golden Meadow, La.

Arrangements by Forest Lawn Funeral Home of Beaumont.

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Dubart M. Prince
 
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel in Beaumont, Texas, for Dubart M. Prince, 79, a native of Corsicana, Texas, and resident of Beaumont, who died Sept. 16, 2000.
 
Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
 
He was the husband of Iris Prince; father of Jan Jacobs of Bridge City, Texas, and Camille Schoolcraft of Houston, Texas; stepfather of Gayle Ramin; and brother of Jester Prince of Oklahoma City, Okla., Ernest Prince of Golden Meadow and Frances Anderson Fortson of Rice, Texas. He is also survived by three grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Addie McDonald Prince; and brothers, William N. Prince of Belle Chase and Robert R. Prince of Malakoff, Texas. 
 
He was a retired salesman and pipe fitter.
 
He was a veteran of World War II.

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Joseph C. Prnka
Jun 27, 1939 - Oct 29, 2000

Joseph C. "Joe" Prnka, 61, of Trinidad passed away Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000 in Trinidad.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Pentecostal Church of God in Corsicana with Brother Gary Johnson officiating.

Interment will follow at Trinidad Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ed Garrett, Glen Prater, Tim Miles, Chris Barber, Ralph Dudley, Jerry Caton and Dan Curry. Honorary pallbearers will be F.R. Bell, Pete Coker, Jimmie Jayroe, Lee Roy Fade and Gene Reagan.

Mr. Prnka was born June 27, 1939 in Lott.

He worked for St. Louis Southwestern for 29 years as a signal maintainer.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Wilma Hubik Prnka, in July.

Mr. Prnka is survived by his wife of 28 years, Kathy Prnka of Trinidad; father, Joseph V. Prnka of West; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Rodney and Shonda Prnka of Trinidad, Ryan Prnka of Kountz and Justin Prnka of Trinidad; two sisters, Blanche Gorby of Brookville, Pa. and Louise Prnka of Dallas; one granddaughter, Miranda Prnka of Trinidad; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff


Tony Maurice Pryor 

OBITUARY - Corsicana Daily Sun
PRYOR
Funeral services were to be at 2:p.m. today at Griffin Funeral Chapel for Tony Maurice Pryor, 14, who died Wednesday night. A Morman Church minister, President Edward White, was to officiate with burial to follow in the Pursley Cemetery.

Pallbearers were to be Tommy Pryor, Jerry Newman, Greg Caton, Johnny Moreau, Danny Thomas and Eddie Sherrard.

A seventh-grade student at Drane Middle School, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thurmond Pryor, 1318 W. 10th Ave. Other survivors are a brother, Tommy D. Pryor; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Sherrard and Mrs. Margaret Williams, all of Corsicana.

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Ethel L. (Stewart) Pryor

OBITUARY: Corsicana Daily Sun
Mrs. Ethel Pryor Dies Wednesday
Mrs. Ethel Pryor, 77, former resident of Navarro county, died in Wichita Falls Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. Surviving are two sons, F. H. Pryor, Beaumont, and M. T. Pryor, San Antonio; two daughters, Mrs. A. M. McLeod, San Antonio, and Mrs. Jack Laster, Wichita Falls; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren and other relatives.

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Thurman Demorris Pryor
Mar 28, 1933 - May 6, 1996

Thurman Demorris Pryor, 63, of Corsicana, died May 6, 1996, in at the V. A. Hospital in Dallas.
Services are Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Tom Herrin officiating. Burial will follow at Prusley Cemetery.

Mr. Pryor was born March 28, 1933 in Pursley.

Mr. Pryor is survived by his wife, Louise Janette Pryor of Corsicana; son, Tommy Pryor of Corsicana; mother, Era Lois Sherrard of Corsicana; aunt Clifford Crowe of Corsicana; four grandchildren; three great great grandchildren.
Mr. Pryor was preceded in death by Tony Pryor.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Louise Jeanette (Williams) Pryor
Jan 11, 1938 - Jun 1997

Corsicana Daily Sun, June 9, 1997
Louise Jeanette Pryor

Louise Jeanette Pryor, 59, of Corsicana died June 7, at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the New Pursley Cemetery.

Mrs. Pryor was born January 11, 1938 in Corsicana.

Mrs. Pryor is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Cindy Pryor of Corsicana, brothers Charlie Williams of Ennis, Bill Williams of Taft, Jerry Williams of Corsicana, and Darrell Williams of Arlington; grand children: Toni Fields, Shelby Donoho, T. J. Pryor, Aaron Pryor; great-grandchildren: Mayson, Shandee, Payton, and Tristen Lee; a number of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Pryor was preceded in death by her husband Thurman Pryor and son, Tony Pryor.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Astyn Lee Qubty
Apr 4, 1985 - May 2, 1999

Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Services for Astyn Lee Qubty, 14, of Lubbock will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Green Lawn Church of Christ with Doug Hale and David Fraze officiating.

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

She died Sunday, May 2, 1999.

She was born April 4, 1985, in Lubbock. She attended Lubbock Christian Junior High and was active in volleyball and basketball. She was a Christian and a member of Greenlawn Church of Christ Youth Group. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family and playing with her kitten.

Survivors include her parents, Johnny and Diane Qubty; three sisters, Jocelyn, Krista and Tabitha; and her grandparents, Reggie and Connie Johnson of Happy, Richard and Linda Long of Lubbock, and Farouk and Samia Qubty of Corsicana.


Domingo Quiroz
Feb 27, 1927 - Apr 14, 1997

OLTON TX (Special) - Vigil services for Domingo Quiroz, 70, of Olton will be at 7:30 p.m. today in St. Peters Catholic Church.

Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday in the same church with the Rev. Martin Pena, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Olton Cemetery under direction of Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Quiroz died Monday, April 14, 1997, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 27, 1927, in Corsicana. He moved to Olton from Slaton in 1957. He was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church.

He was a retired carpenter.

Survivors include a brother, Jacob Quiroz of Kingsburg, Calif.

The body will be at the church until services.


Julia Mae "Jude" (Gunn) Rae
Mar 9, 1915 - Oct 11, 2001

Julia Mae "Jude" Rae, 86, of Clute passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001 in Houston.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Chet Brake officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Mrs. Rae was born March 9, 1915 in Kosse. She was a member of the Baptist church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Johnnie Rae; daughter, Sue Thomason; parents, Clarence and Edna Gunn; sisters, Eloise Bosley and Mayciell Cox; and brothers, Dwain Gunn and W.C. Gunn Jr.

Mrs. Rae is survived by her sisters, Myrtle Hairell of Houston, Edna Earl Price and husband C. W. of Purdon and Dorothy Scroggins of Henderson; grandson, Ray Thomas Thomason and wife Melinda of Wills Point; great-granddaughters, Allison Thomason and Emily Thomason, both of Wills Point; sisters-in-law, Buna Brantner of Houston and Irene Gallagher of Giddings; brothers-in-law, Aubrey Rae of Carmine and Milton Rae of Houston; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Inez Laverne (Hughes) Raglin

FORT WORTH -- Inez Laverne Raglin, a homemaker, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, in Corsicana.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Baker Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church at 1050 E. Humbolt St. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 1 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.

She was born in Marlin, eldest child of Ira and Lena Maxwell Hughes. She was a graduate of Pelham High School and a former member of Wesley Chapel AME church in Pelham, and later, Waites Chapel in Hillsboro. She married Jesse Raglin Oct. 23, 1943. They shared 56 beautiful years of life and love together. After moving here, she was a member of Baker Chapel AME Church, and served in the Progressive Club, Rosia Steverson Bible Class of the Sunday School and Blance Ceasar Unit of the Missionary Society.

Inez was the unofficial "Mama" of the Hughes and Raglin branches of her family, and loved caring for every member. She was an excellent hostess and cook, and on her final day of life was preparing her legendary pies for the annual Pelham Homecoming. She was a loving mother and doting grandmother, a devoted daughter and sister and will always be remembered for ner sweet disposition and lovely character.

Surviviors: Husband, Jesse Raglin; son, Leonard Raglins Sr. and wife, Faye; daughter, Evonne Raglin; brothers, Cleveland Hughes and Merle of Hillsboro; sisters, Annie Bell Vernon (Rev. Doris Brown) of Hillsboro; Ina Mae Houston of Dallas, Faye Smith and Artis of Dallas and Lena Laverne and the Rev. Doris Brown of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Leonard Raglin Jr.; brothers-in-law, Henry Lee Washington, Will Arthur Raglin, Matthew Raglin; sisters-in-law, Mae Clay, Mary McGinnis and Pauline Mayberry; many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Baker Funeral Home


Henry David Rainer
Jul 20, 1912 - Mar 27, 2001

Henry David Rainer, 88, of Fairfield passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Greenwood Cemetery in Teague with the Rev. James Walker officiating.

Mr. Rainer was born July 20, 1912 in Farrah.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lilly Lee Rainer; sons, Charles Henry Rainer and William David Rainer; sisters, Laveda Gill and Ada Walker; and brother, George Rainer.

Mr. Rainer is survived by his daughter, Peggy Cooke and husband Richard and Helen Diane Rainer, all of Groesbeck, Connie Sue Smith and husband Randall and Paul Jean Ward, all of Fairfield; sons, Donnie Rainer and wife Annette of Pasadena and Henry Dale Rainer of Conroe; brothers, W.D. Rainer and wife Tootsie; sister, Iva Mae Ekins, Zalla Mae Ray and husband Bruce, all of Houston; 24 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield


Sara E. (Causey) Rains
Nov 8, 1914 - Dec 13, 2000

Sara E. Causey Rains, 85, of Tyler passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000 in Tyler.

Visitation will be 9 to 11:30 a.m. today at Boren-Conner Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. today at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Rusk.

Mrs. Rains was born Nov. 8, 1914 in Dialville. She graduated from Corsicana High School and attended one year at North Texas Teachers College. She lived in Rusk from 1969 to 1979, moving to Ennis in 1979 until 1995 when she moved to Tyler. She was a Methodist and a 60-year member of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lindel Rains; and parents, Jim and Polly Causey.

Mrs. Rains is survived by one niece and several cousins.

Arrangements by Boren-Conner Funeral Home of Jacksonville.


Daisy (Rutland) Rainwater
Jul 23, 1908 - May 16, 2001

Daisy Rutland Rainwater, 92, a retired teacher, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001 in Arlington.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Arlington Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Moore Memorial.

Mrs. Rainwater was born on July 23, 1908 in Honeygrove. She was a former Corsicana resident. She was a member of the Fielder Road Baptist Church and LLL Club at Fielder Road. She received a B.B.A. in education from Mary Hardin Baylor and taught school at Vernon High School, Oklaunion, Harrold and Northside. She was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 51 in Vernon and the past president of the Texas Rural Carrier Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Compton Rainwater in 1993 after 60 years of marriage; parents, L.N. "Doc" and Belle Rutland; and brothers, Leslie, Raymond and Olan Rutland.

Survivors include her daughter, Jane Ann Wilson and husband Larry of Chandler; sons, James "Jim" Rainwater and wife Marge of Abilene and Richard Rainwater and wife Jo Ann of Houston; sister, Ruby Ballweg and husband Henry of Webb; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and two cousins.

Memorials may be made to Fielder Road Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Arlington Funeral Home.


Roy Edward Ralston
Oct 9, 1931 - Jan 5, 2001

RALSTON ROY EDWARD, 69, of Bedford passed away Jan. 5, 2001 in Sweetwater, TX. Born Oct. 9, 1931 in Corsicana, TX. Lived in Bedford for the past 15 yrs. Married Elaine Little on August 9, 1954 and she preceded him in death in 1992. Worked and retired for the I.R.S. in customer service. He was in the Army Reserves and a member of the Methodist Church. Survived by 2 daughters Rene Ralston, Sweetwater, Rita Ralston Wallace and husband, Keenan, Atlanta, GA; grandson Jeremy Wallace, Abilene, TX. Graveside Services & burial 11:00 AM Monday, January 15, 2001, Sardis Cemetery, Midlothian. Memorials may be made to: Rolling Plains Hospital Memorial Fund for Grants and Scholarships, attention: Gay Nell Cherry, 200 East Arizona, Sweetwater, TX 79556. McCoy Funeral Home Sweetwater915-235-8666


Herman R. Ramey
Apr 25, 1935 - Mar 28, 2001

Herman R. Ramey, 65, of Mesquite passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2001 in Dallas.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Cambell-Elrod Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mr. Ramey was born April 25, 1935 in Humphrey, Ark. He served one tour of duty in the U.S. Air Force and received a National Defense Service medal. He worked for Boise of Dallas for more than 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Dycus Ramey.

Mr. Ramey is survived by his daughters, Rosa Christie of Dallas and Juanita Gostowski of Bay City; brother-in-law, John Dycus of Mesquite; sister-in-law, Lola Manry of Navasota; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3366, West State Highway 31, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Isabel Taft (Williams) Randle
Nov 1, 1910 - Oct 19, 2000

Isabel Taft Randle, 89, of Fairfield passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000 at Fairview Manor Nursing Home in Fairfield.

Visitation was 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Capps Memorial Chapel.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Round Prairie Baptist Church in Fairfield with the Rev. Ed Ridge officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in the Luna community.
Pallbearers will Harold R. Richmond, Scott Richmond, Jimmy Sarvis, Johnny Green, John M. Gallegos, Douglas Kaiser and Ryan Sarvis.

Mrs. Randle was born Nov. 1, 1910 in Lane, S.D. She was a housewife and a member of First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lester H. Taft and Harvey Randle; son, Lester Kent Taft; sister, Mary Smithy; brothers, Charles and Edwin Williams; and parents, Charles and Susanna Williams.

Mrs. Randle is survived by her daughter, Carol Ezell and husband James of Buffalo; son, Michael J. Taft and wife Scarlett of Sumner, Wash.; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield.


Argie Raney
Sep 6, 1915 - May 5, 2001

Argie Raney, 85, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2001 in Ennis.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Keever Chapel with Brother Chuck Barber and Edwin Lipsey officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Branch Cemetery in Bardwell.

Mr. Raney was born Sept. 6, 1915 in Bardwell to Aaron and Carrie Bates Raney. He was raised in Bardwell and attended Bardwell and Laneview schools. On July 19, 1939 he married Orine Harcrow of Ennis. After their marriage they lived in Corsicana. In 1957 they moved to Garrett. He was employed at the water department for the City of Ennis. He was later the yard manager for the Ennis Auction Barn. He then started working for Flintkote Roofing in Ennis from which he retired in 1980. He was a member of the Jesus Name Pentecostal Church.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Troy, Raymond, Joe, Shelby and Glen; and sister, Alta Shelton.

Mr. Raney is survived by his wife, Orine Raney of Ennis; sons and daughters-in-law, Delbert and Terry Raney, Jimmy and Lois Raney and Winston and Barbara Raney, all of Ennis, and Ray and Janette Raney of Rice; daughters, Bobbie Cheek of Rice, Darlene Richardson, Alice Lewis and husband Roy and Nelda Lewis and husband Jimmy, all of Ennis; 29 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by J. E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.


Emma C. (Hammonds) Rash
Jun 21, 1916 - Nov 7, 2000

Emma C. Rash, 84, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Mrs. Rash was born June 21, 1916 in Fort Worth.

Pallbearers will be C. G. Rash, Richard Rash, Steve Crawford, Carl Hammond, Pete McCulloch and Richard Payne.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Alvy Rash; and infant son, Bobby Gene Rash.

Mrs. Rash is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda Albritton, Bettie and Doug Jones and Mary and Rocky Keene, all of Corsicana, Judy and Buddy McGraw of Blooming Grove, and Jackie Mitcham of Kerens; son and daughter-in-law, Billy Roy and Betty Rash of Blooming Grove; brother and sister-in-law, Floyd and Barbara Hammonds of Hawkins; 19 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Alfred Henry Rawlins

A. H. "Red' Rawlins

Major Alfred Henry "Red" Rawlins (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Ret.), passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2001 in Rockdale.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church in Rockdale. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Kerens City Cemetery.

Mr. Rawlins was a 43-year employee of Lone Star Producing Company and spent many years in the East Texas area, including Chapel Hill and Kerens. He was the NIPAC fertilizer plant manager and resided in Kerens for 33 years. He was also a professional "Aggie" having earned his commission in the U.S. Army and a degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M College in 1931.

Mr. Rawlins was an individual who lived history and had his life intertwined with famous people in history. Prior to the war, he met Amelia Earhart during one of her tours promoting the gyro-copter technology. He served during World War II as a captain in the Corps of Engineers on Omaha for three months to ensure men and material moved onto the beach and inland swiftly. It was during this duty he came face to face with General Omar Bradley and shook his hand. Later in the war, his company was assigned to the "Red Ball Express" ferrying fuel to General George Patton during the Battle of the Bulge, and again a personal meeting. At war's end, Mr. Rawlins served as a military governor overseeing the rebuilding of the utilities needed for sanitation and communication in both Bonn and Ausburg, Germany, remaining on active duty for six months after war's end.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Mary Virginia "Ginny" Luker Rawlins.

Mr. Rawlins is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Ben Goins III of Benbrook, Michelle and James Earley of Rockdale and Debra and Jeff Friedman of Katy; grandchildren, Kimberly Knights and husband Billy, David Carney, Dennis Earley and wife Melanie, Damon Early, and Chase, Rachel and Michaela Friedman; sister, Dorothy Cornelius of Slidell, La.; sister-in-law, Marilyn Streetman of Spring; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home of Rockdale.


Marvie Smity Ray

Marvie Smity Ray, 83, of Waco, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, in Waco.

Services are pending with Wade Funeral Home


Dorothy Marie (Monahane) Ray

Dorothy Marie Ray, 78, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, in Corsicana.

Services were 11 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment followed at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Earl Alexander, John Burk, Joe Hambrick, Bill Owen, Ed Pinney and Fred Rasmussen.

Mrs. Ray was born Oct. 25, 1922 in Corsicana.

Mrs. Ray is survived by her husband, Marshall Ray of Corsicana; sisters and brother-in-laws Maurice and Roy Keeling of Dallas and Mildred and Walter Worth of Houston; sister-in-law and brother Bobbie and Ernest Monahane of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 200 N. 13th St. Suite 102, Corsicana, Texas, 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Nora Elizabeth (Mitcham) Reams

Nora Elizabeth Mitcham Reams, 95, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Reames was born Oct. 16, 1905, in Corsicana and was employeed as a manager.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Reames; son, William Wayne Brown and grandson, Russell Allen Brown.

She is survived by brother, Lee A. Mitchum of Corsicana; grandson, William Wayne Brown Jr. of Fort Worth; granddaughter, Sharon Ross of Fort Worth; five great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Paris G. Reece, Jr.
 

FORT WORTH -- Paris G. Reece Jr., 77, died Sunday, June 24, 2001, after a brief illness.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday in Wedgwood Baptist Church, Dr. Al Meredith officiating. Burial: 3 p.m. Wednesday in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ty DeLeon, Garren Griffin, Frank Jackson Jr., Chris Jackson, Ben Adkins and Paul Arthur Reece. Honorary pallbearers: past and present members of Glory Road Couples Class.

Memorials: The family requests that contributions be made in his memory to the Wedgwood Baptist Church Building Fund.

Paris was born Aug. 22, 1923, in Corsicana. He had resided in the Fort Worth area for over 35 years. He was the owner and manager of an appliance business and recently was active in real estate as an agent for Century 21 Star.

Paris was a member of Wedgwood Baptist Church. He was a deacon and active in many areas of church ministry up until the time of his death. He and Bettye enjoyed fellowshipping with the Glory Road Couples. Paris spent many wonderful hours walking and fishing with his buddies, Chuck and Dee.

Paris loved and was deeply loved by his family and a multitude of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paris G. and Eliza; brothers, R.D. and Billy Joe; and sister, Vera Lee Guest.

Survivors: Wife of 48 years, Bettye; loving mother-in-law, Louise Coker; sons, Paris G. III and his wife, Barbara of Denver, Colo., Mark and his wife, Melissa of North Richland Hills, and Fred and his wife, Judy of Cypress; daughter, Robin and her husband, Robert Newton of Boca Raton, Fla.; grandchildren, Jennifer and her husband, Jason Conrad, Jeffrey Reece, Colton, Dakota and McKenzie Reece, Ryan and Kyle Reece, and Madison Newton; sisters, Dovie Hughs and her husband, Roy, Nelwyn Jackson and her husband, Frank, Ruth Neal, Opaline Thomas and her husband, Roger, and Mildred Adkins; brother, Paul Reece and his wife, Ruth; sister-in-law, Gladys Reece; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home


Zenada H. (Ford) Reed

LONGMONT, COLO. -- Zenada H. Ford Reed, 90, formerly of Arlington, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2001, in Longmont.

]Graveside inurnment: 11 a.m. Saturday in Parkdale Cemetery in Arlington. The Rev. G. W. French of First United Methodist Church of Arlington will officiate.
Mrs. Reed was born June 3, 1910, in Bell County, Texas, to Oscar and Clara King Huckabee. In 1928, she married the Rev. John Wesley Ford in Holland, Texas. They resided in Arlington, where the Rev. Ford was minister of First United Methodist Church from 1950 to 1953. He preceded her in death in 1970.

In 1980, she married J. E. Reed Sr. in Corsicana. They resided in Madisonville from 1975 to 1996. Mr. Reed preceded her in death in 1995.

Mrs. Reed was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church of Madisonville.

Survivors: Daughters, Claire Fairchild and husband, William, of Longmont, Colo., and Barbara Mebus of Taos, N.M.; stepsons, J. E. Reed Jr., M.D., and wife, Paula, and Jerry Reed and wife, Mary, all of Madisonville; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, Longmont, Colo.


James Bruce Reed Sr.

James Bruce Reed Sr., 85, of Waco, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001 in Waco.

Graveside services were 11 a.m. today at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard with the Rev. Jerry Irvin officiating.

He was born Dec. 15, 1915 in Hubbard City. He was raised in Hubbard City but had been a resident of Waco for the the past 23 years and was a Methodist. Prior to that, he had lived in Houston for 25 years where he had owned and operated an aircraft maintenance business.

He is survived by his wife, Minnie Lou Reed of Waco; son, James Bruce Reed Jr. of Modesto, Calif.; stepsons, Mike Kelly of China Spring, Jerry Kelly of Speegleville, Sidney Kelly of Waco and Larry Tadjock of Aquilla; 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home.


C. L. Reed

C. L. Reed, 85, of Waco, passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at Ridgecrest Retirement Center in Waco.

Visitation will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Paschal Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Raymond Bailey officiating. Interment will be in Kerens Cemetery.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. at the 7th & James Baptist Church in Waco.

Mr. Reed was born Oct. 3, 1915, in Corsicana. Mr. Reed was employed by Baylor University as manager of the Baylor Book Store until his retirement in 1978. He was a member of the 7th & James Baptist Church and was a member of the Baylor Senior Adult Choir.

He loved his family and friends and was a caregiver to others.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Edna Shelton Reed.

He is survived by children, Bill and Marlene Reed of Birmingham, Ala., daughter, Gloria and Steven Gately of San Antonio; four grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and current wife, Rosa Edwards Reed of Waco.

The family wishes that memorials be made to the American Thai Foundation, 8401 Woodcreek, Waco TX; or 7th & James Baptist Church or Hillcrest Hospice of Waco.
 


Annie Lee Reed

CLEBURNE -- Annie Lee Reed, 94, a retired interior decorator, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, in Glen Rose.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Greenacres Mausoleum Chapel in Cleburne. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Martin's Funeral Home.

Annie Lee Reed was born Sept. 2, 1906, in Rankin.

Survivors: Husband, Leo Reed of Cleburne; daughter, Marva Jo Looper of Cleburne; sister, Georgie Dunagan of Corsicana; three grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.


Harvey Lowell Reed

H. Lowell Reed

H. Lowell Reed, 88, of Barry passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001 in Barry.

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 Brother Gene Gipson and the Rev. Paul Porter officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Larry Boswell, John Braly, Wade Braly, Bayless Elmore, Gene A. McLain and Don Reed. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Bonner, Carroll Boswell, Howard Drain, Earl Grant, James Luther, James Martin and Roy Thomas.

Mr. Reed was born July 26, 1913 in Barry. He was in the Army Air Corps, serving in England, France and Germany. He received the Presidential Unit Citation and Bronze Star. He was staff sergeant in the Ninth Air Force on P38 Lighting.

He loved farming and especially liked cotton. He received Navarro County Farmer of the Year Award in 1970. He was a member of the Masonic lodge for over 50 years, and for 40 years was a substitute mail carrier on the Barry rural route. He was a lifelong member of Barry Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Reed; and brothers, Chick and Leone Reed.

Mr. Reed is survived by his wife of 59 1/2 years, Edna Fowler Reed of Barry; sons, Jerry Reed and Joe Reed and wife Pat, all of Barry; sister, Lenna Dell Massengale of Barry; and grandsons, Jacob Reed, Russell Reed and Scott Reed, all of Barry.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mildred (Smith) Reed

Services for Mildred Reed, 72, of Kemp, were Thursday, April 12, at Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home, with R.J. Stevens officiating.

Interment followed at Baker Cemetery in Kaufman County.

Mrs. Reed died April 10, 2001, in Corsicana.

She was born Mildred Smith on May 9, 1928, in Henderson County, to Clifton Smith Sr. and Annie (Henson) Smith and was married to Billy Richard Reed on April 4, 1947. Mrs. Reed was a life long member of the Kemp Church of Christ. She retired from the Kemp Independent School District and was an active member in development of the community. Her husband; a granddaughter, Brittany Price; two brothers, William and Dillard Smith; and a sister, Sammie Maxwell preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Diane Bookman and husband, John Allen of Kemp; sons, Richard Reed and wife, Bonita of Kemp, Ronald Reed and wife, Maryann of Lively and Terry Reed and wife, Patty of Kemp; foster daughter, Tanya Price and husband, Randy of Kerens; foster son, Norman Thompson and wife, Linda of Kemp; grandchildren, Jonathan Bookman and wife, Mandy of Kemp, Misty Bookman of Dallas, Shelly Cox and husband, Dennis of Grand Saline, Jarod Reed of Kaufman, Amanda Michelle Reed and husband, Shaun Vaughn of Payne Springs, Justin Chase Reed of Kemp, Christi Patterson of Kemp, Jeffrey Reed of Kemp, Cody Reed of Kemp, Christy Lamb and husband, Scott of Kemp, Tracy Thompson and wife, Diana of Kemp, Jacob Price of Kerens, Dixie Price of Kerens, and Troy Price of Kerens; brothers, T.B. Mills and wife, Lela Mae of Canton and Clifton Smith and wife, Jimmie Lou of Kemp; sisters, Eva Nell Harris and husband, Jesse of Terrell, Anna Bolton and husband, Roy of Pecan Gap, Velma McDougald and husband, Eugene of Corsicana and Carolyn Bynum and husband, Robert of Pittsburg; numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jonathan Bookman, Jeffrey Reed, Jarod Reed, Cody Reed, Chase Reed, and Tracy Thompson.

Honorary pallbearers were Jacob Price and Troy Price.


Martha Jayne (Nelson) Reed
Jun 20, 1940 - Dec 19, 2000

Martha Jayne Reed, 60, of Corsicana passed peacefully away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000 at her residence.

Services were 11 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Teri Hildebrand and Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment followed at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ronny Bolding, David Reed, Wayne Nelson, Charles Nelson, Richard Grandinetti and Paul Turner.

Mrs. Reed was born June 20, 1940 in Corsicana to Robert and Evelyn Nelson. She lived in Dallas 30 years before returning to Corsicana in 1992. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star of Corsicana Chapter No. 118. She was very devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren. She also loved animals and will always be loved for her strong and colorful character. Christmas was her favorite time of the year and she enjoyed passing out toys to families in need.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Carole Nelson Spicer.
Mrs. Reed was survived by her husband, Charles Don Reed of Corsicana; sons Rick Reed of Corsicana and Robert Reed of Dallas; daughter-in-law of Marietta Reed of Corsicana; grandchildren, Kelley and Daniel Reed of Corsicana; aunt, Janella Nokes of Retreat; and other family and friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Daughter of Daniel Robert Nelson, Jr. & Evelyn (McBroom) Nelson

  • Her aunt is Janella (McBroom) Nokes, wife of Virgil Buran Nokes also buried at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery

  • Grand Daughter of James Able McBroom & Annie Mae (Vester) McBroom, also buried at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery


Elizabeth A. Reed

Elizabeth A. Reed, 72, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 27, 2001.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North of San Antonio.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North with the Rev. J. Paul Tisdel officiating. Interment will follow at Mission Burial Park North.

Mrs. Reed was born Nov. 1, 1928. She was a native of Edinburg, a former resident of McAllen and had lived in San Antonio since 1950. In 1948, she was a valedictorian of the graduating class of Edinburg High School. She was a member of Edinburg Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert W. Reed Jr.

Survivors include her sons, Albert Reed of Corsicana, Robert Reed of Flagstaff, Ariz. and Richard Reed of San Antonio; sisters, Lucille Blackwell of McAllen, Lois Ledford of Houston, Phyllis Scott of LaVernia and Margaret Bishop of Edinburg; grandchildren, Jennifer Frazier of Siloam Springs, Ark., Rebekah Reed of Spartanburg, S.C. and Mary Elizabeth Reed of College Station.

Arrangements by Mission Park Funeral Chapels North of San Antonio.
 


Leslie Gail (Kitchen) Reiter

Leslie Gail Reiter, 49, of Mildred, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2001, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. B. F. Risinger, Tony Neal and Marc Reiter officiating. Graveside services will follow at Myrtle Springs Cemetery in Hooks.

Mrs. Reiter was born Feb. 28, 1952, in Knoxville, Tenn. She was a teacher in the Rice Independent School District.

She is survived by husband, Douglas Reiter of Mildred; daughter, Heather Lynn Reiter of Mildred; son, Marc Douglas Reiter of Mildred; parents, Morrison and Patricia Kitchen of Saint Jo; brother, Lynn and Susan Kitchen of San Antonio; numerous nieces and nephews and close friend Lynda Maxwell of Dallas.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


Dorothy Margaret (Williams) Remmers

Dorothy Margaret Wood Remmers, 75, of Tyler passed Monday, May 14, 2001 in Tyler.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dresden Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701.

Mrs. Remmers was born Aug. 12, 1925 in Magnolia to Otto and Audie Williams. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Remmers; brother, A. C. Williams; and parents.

Mrs. Remmers is survived by her daughter, Cheryel Brown and husband Steven of Chandler; stepson, Robert Remmers and wife Irene of Fredricksburg; six grandchildren; and brothers, Grady Williams of Tyler, Harry Williams of Crockett and Bill Williams of Jennings, La.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Brenda (West) Renfro
 
Brenda West Renfro, 49, of Fort Worth passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001 after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at University Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Interment will follow at Greenwood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Renfro was born Nov. 11, 1951 in Kerens, and graduated from Kerens High School in 1970. She graduated from Texas Christian University with a bachelor of arts degree and a master of business administration degree. Subsequently, she returned to TCU to teach on an adjunct basis in the M. J. Neeley School of Business.

She began her business career at A. Brandt Co. in Fort Worth. She then worked for Ametek and Computalog before moving to Harbison-Fischer, where she was vice president.

Mrs. Renfro was a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and past president of the Fort Worth chapter. She was a founding member of the Texas state SHRM council. She was an officer for the local Texas Association for Business and several state committees. A member of the Frog Club, she enjoyed TCU sports and supporting her alma mater. She was a member of University Baptist Church, where she was also a deacon. She served as chairman of the finance committee, stewardship committee and music committee. An accomplished pianist, she was accompanist for the young musicians choir and assistant sanctuary pianist.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Paula Ann Renfro; and father, Paul E. West.

Mrs. Renfro is survived by her husband 26 years, Art Renfro of Fort Worth; daughters, Christie Renfro and Cheryl Renfro, both of Fort Worth; mother, Willie Dean West of Kerens; sisters, Betty Joyce McCain of Angus, Kitty Lois Ellis and husband Monk of Mount Pleasant and Paula Brenneman and husband Mike of Washington, D.C.; brother, Sammy West and wife Rita of Kerens; aunts, Ida Gunn of Abilene and Laura Wear of Houston; uncle, Kenneth Price of Corsicana; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and a great host of wonderful friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or University Baptist Church Building Fund.

Arrangements by Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth.

 


George O. Reynolds Jr.

George O. Reynolds Jr., 67, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2001 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Keever Chapel with the Rev. Larry Poarch officiating. Interment will follow at Myrtle Cemetery.

Mr. Reynolds was born July 22, 1933 in Ellis County, the son of George O. and Florence Cline Reynolds. He was raised in Ellis County, and later moved to Irving, Dallas and Henderson County. In 1993, he moved to Cumby. He was in the service business for heating and air conditioning all of his career, retiring in 1988.

He was preceded in death by his son, Ronald Joe Reynolds in 1955.

Mr. Reynolds is survived by his mother, Florence Reynolds of Seven Points; sons, Larry Reynolds of Bridgeport, James Reynolds of Corsicana, George Reynolds III of Athens and Marvin Reynolds of Irving; daughter, Julie Fae Reynolds of Irving; sister, Ann Miller of Kemp; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by J. E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.


Ruella (Bounds) Reynolds

Ruella Bounds Reynolds, 68, of Rice passed away Sunday, July 1, 2001 in Waco.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery.

Mrs. Reynolds was born April 12, 1933 in Rice. She was a bookkeeper.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Ernest L. Reynolds.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Susan Reynolds of McGregor; daughter and son-in-law, Leigh and Steve Weber of Clearwater, Fla.; granddaughter and husband, Lauren and Chuck Jones of Dallas; grandsons, Chris Reynolds and Matt Reynolds of Waco; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 12850 Spurling Drive, Suite 100, Dallas, Texas 75230; or to the Humane Society, 617 S. 12th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


W. J. Richards

W. J. "Skeeter" Richards, 96, of Blooming Grove, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will be in Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Masons.

Mr. Richards was born Sept. 30, 1908. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove and the Blooming Grove Masonic Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pink Marie Richards and grandsons, Kyle and Eric Richards.

He is survived by sons, Wayne and Thelma Richards of Corsicana, Wendel "Peb" and Diane Richards of Barry; brothers, Clyde Richards, Dorsey Richards and Barney Richards, all of Corsicana; sister, Dorothy Fuller of Gun Barrel City; grandchildren, Denise Bradyboy of Houston, David Richards of Corsicana, Charlotte Armstrong of Corsicana, Randy Richards of Blooming Grove and Mandy Grounds of Barry and great grandchildren, Dale Mize, Brooke Richards, Jordan Richards, Meredith Richards, Jason Richards, Shane Richards, Hayden Richards, Misti Gonzales, Philip Armstrong, Lee Grounds and Noah Grounds.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove


Cora Lee (Garner) Richards 

Cora Lee Garner Richards of Dallas went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 7, 2001.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Sparkman/Crane Funeral Chapel, Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home, 10501 Garland Road, Dallas.. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mrs. Richards was born Oct. 24, 1919 in Chatfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A. C. Richards Jr.

Mrs. Richards is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Beverly and C. M. "Butch" Clopp of Dallas; granddaughter, Karla Aldridge of Mesquite; grandson and wife, Craig and Michelle Clopp of Mesquite; great-grandchildren, W. J. "Jay," John Christopher Aldridge and Kacie Aaron Clopp; sister, Kathleen Glenn of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, Gayle and Christine Garner of Corsicana; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Arrangements by Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home of Dallas


Phil Richardson

Phil Richardson, 44, of San Francisco, Calif. passed away Thursday, June 21, 2001 in San Francisco, Calif.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Darty Temple Church of God in Christ, Cole Street, Malakoff.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Darty Temple COGIC with Supt. S. V. Darty officiating. Interment will follow at Steen Cemetery in Malakoff.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Richardson was born Oct. 21, 1956 in Malakoff. He served in the U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Richardson; and brother, Alarie Richardson.

Mr. Richardson is survived by his daughter of San Francisco; mother, Berthenia Polk of Athens; grandmother, Easter Mary Richardson of Dallas; sisters, Sylvia Coby and Sandra Davis, both of Dallas, Rene Benyard of Stockbridge, Ga. and Merlene Hall of Lubbock; brothers, Paul Richardson Jr. of Houston and Tyrone Polk of Germany; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


David Joe Richardson

Joe Richardson, 59, of Corsicana, passed away Nov. 15, 2000, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David McGee and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Melvin Cantrell, Donnie Gillen, Charlie Johnson, Marshall Johnson, Paul Richardson and Randy Williams.

Mr. Richardson was born Aug. 17, 1941 in Navarro County. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and a longtime employee of Gillen Exxon Service Station.

He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon L. Richardson.

Mr. Richardson is survived by his mother, Clydie French; son and daughter-in-law, David and Melinda Richardson; sister, Peggy Gentry; brother and sister-in-law, Alvin and Nannie Richardson; and grandsons, Hunter Richardson, Mason Richardson, Tanner Richardson and Josh Wilder, all of Corsicana; numerous nieces and nephews and a number of aunts and uncles.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 200 N. 13th St., Suite 102, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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David Joe Richardson, 59, of Corsicana, passed away Nov. 15, 2000, in Corsicana.

He was born Aug. 17, 1941 in Navarro County.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.


Annie Katherine (Melton) Richardson
Dec 15, 1923 - Mar 6, 2001

Annie Katherine Richardson, 77, of Farmers Branch passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2001 at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Pastor Harvey Leon Hallmark and Brother Jim Yeager officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Mrs. Richardson was born Dec. 15, 1923 to Marvin and Annie Melton. She was a homemaker, but often helped in their family-owned generator business.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Richardson; and her parents.

Mrs. Richardson is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Jewell and Lynn DuBose of Ardmore, Okla., Carolyn Davis of Lewisville, and Marilyn and Fred Stearns of Carrollton; sister, Ruby Jewell Marriott of Dallas; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Donations may be made to the Leukemia Foundation or the blood bank of your choice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


Annie (McMullen) Ridling

Last Sunday Mrs. Annie, wife of W. W. Ridling died at the family residence in this city. she had been very low for some weeks and her death was no unexpected. For three years she has been suffering from consumption and had been confined to her room a great deal of the time.

On Monday morning the remains were interred at the Willow Wild cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. A. Black of the Methodist church.

Mrs. Ridling's maiden name was Annie McMullen. She was married to Mr. Ridling at Corsicana but she had lived in this county a number of years. She was about 32 years of age. She was a good, Christian woman. For years she was a member of the Methodist church but last year with her husband she united with the First Baptist church in this city. She was faithful to her duties. She was tender as a mother, loving and faithful as a wife and her 5 little children and her husband have suffered a loss that is irreparable. Friends sympathize with them but sympathy can not soothe the grief as theirs. Mrs. Ridling's death was the 3rd in her family within a year, her mother and sister having preceded her to the grave but a few months.


Lynn Riley Hawpe

Lynn Riley, 44, of Eustace passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001 in an Athens hospital.

Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Sidney Roberts and the Rev. Harvey Ozmer officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at the IOOF Cemetery in Hamilton.

Ms. Riley was born May 9, 1957 in Merkel to Robert Jack and Edna Raibourn Riley. She had been a resident of Eustace for five years. She was a graduate of Corsicana High School and attended Navarro College and Texas Wesleyan College in Fort Worth.

Ms. Riley is survived by her husband, Richard Hawpe of Eustace; daughters, Jamie Nichols and Halisha Hawpe, both of Fort Worth, and Morgan Nichols of Eustace; parents, Jack and Edna Riley of Belton; brother, Robert Riley of Belton; sister, Michelle Riley of Dallas; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Arrangements by Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.


Beatrice (Acosta) Rios

Beatrice Rios, 90, died Tuesday, February 27, 2001 in Wichita Falls.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2001 at the chapel of Hampton Vaughan Crestview. Interment will follow at Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Crestview.

The fourth of 17 children, Beatrice was born October 25, 1910, in Corsicana, Texas, to the late Marcus and Candida Trevino Acosta. She married Simon Rios in 1932, and he preceded her in death on April 28, 1985. Also preceding her in death were eight brothers and one sister. Mrs. Rios was a homemaker and a member of Ebeneezer Mexican Baptist Church.

Survivors include sons Gilbert Rios of Wichita Falls and Simon Rios, Jr. of Kerrville; daughter Ruth Deese of Wichita Falls; brothers Furman Acosta and Earnest Acosta, both of Long Beach, California, Marcus Acosta of Everman, Texas, and Marshall Acosta of Altus, Oklahoma; sisters Virigina Saldana of Rancho Palos Verdes, California, Mary Mitchell of Lompoc, California, and Louise Ruiz of Fort Worth; grandchildren Dollie Garcia, Lisa Hughes, Mitchell Rios, Paula Garcia, and Yvonne Rios, all of Fort Worth, Barbara Fawcet of Irving, David Deese of Killeen, Miriam Deese, Elizabeth Deese, and Richard Rios, all of Wichita Falls; 21 great grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 7 - 8 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2001 at Hampton Vaughan Crestview.


Dora Ellen (Boone) Roberson 

Dora E. Roberson, 87, of Corsicana, died Aug 3, 1995 in Corsicana.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Dale Haws, Ken Haws, Doyle Haws, Jos Haws, Will Haws and Clay Haws. Honorary pallbearers will be Calvin Rich, Dr. James Witten, Henry Graves and Billy Graves.

Mrs. Roberson was born July 11, 1908 in Navarro County. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter and son in law, LaVerne and J. B. Holifield of Corsicana; three grandsons, Dale Haws of Pecos, Ken Haws of Frost and Doyle Haws of Corsicana; four great grandchildren, Joshua and Kendyl Haws of Frost and Clay and Will Haws of Pecos; two brothers, Elvis Boone of Murchison and Emmitt Boone of Kemp; two sisters, Lucille Arron of Athens and Agnes Grace of Ben Wheeler, two step Grandchildren, Tony and Kevin Armstrong of Corsicana and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Roberson was preceded in death by her husband, Delmer Robertson.

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William K. Roberts, Sr.

William K. Roberts Sr., 87, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001 in Corsicana.

Services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Roberts was born March 6, 1913 in Corsicana.

He is survived by his cousin, Marie McLin of Texas City.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
 


Gereldine Roberts

Gereldine Roberts, 87, of Mount Calm passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001.

Services are pending with Wade Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home


Jessie Bondurant-Roberts

SUNDOWN (Special) - Jessie Bondurant Roberts, 77, of Sundown died Monday, April 7, 1997, in St. Mary Hospital in Lubbock. Services will be at a later date.

Her body was donated to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

She was born April 3, 1920, in Corsicana. She moved to Sundown in 1948. She married Burnett Kelton Bondurant in 1936 in Corsicana. He died in 1965. She married W. W. Roberts in 1967.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Sam Bondurant of Littleton, Colo.; a daughter, Francis Richmond of Lubbock; two sisters, Sally Walker of Stockton, Calif., and Betty Jo Hayhurst of Sundown; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


Sandra Lee Roberts

Sandra Lee Roberts, 50, of Spring passed away Friday, Feb. 23, 2001 at Texas Medical Center Hospice in Houston.

Visitation will be 1 to 6 p.m. today at M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

Graveside services will be at Concord Cemetery in Jewitt.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Dodd, Alvin Loomis, Kelvin Thorton, Kurt Thorton, Steve Strickland and Shane Patterson.

Mrs. Roberts was born Nov. 26, 1950 in Weslaco.

Mrs. Roberts is survived by her husband, Bobby Roberts of Spring; son, Lawrence Bruce Dodd of Buffalo; brother, Thomas H. Flower Jr.; sister, Joyce Blair of Silsbee; four grandchildren; father, Thomas Hall Fowler and mother, Effie F. Fowler, both of Buffalo; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.


Virginia Roberts

Virginia Roberts, 94, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

Graveside services were held this morning at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. B. F. Risinger officiating.

Ms. Roberts is survived by nieces, Diana Roberts Thompson of Nashville, Tenn. and Ann Roberts Miller of Charleston, S.C.; nephew, Alan Y. Roberts of Charlottesville, Virginia; great-nieces, great-nephews and a great-great-niece.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Opal (Bonner) Robertson 

Opal Robertson, 83, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001 at Twilight Home.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Darin Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Blue, Eric Chapman, Bobby Hedrick, Brent Hedrick, Keith Chapman and Alex Cantu.

Mrs. Robertson was born March 9, 1918 in Angus to Grennie L. and Addie T. Bonner. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church and worked at Gibson's Discount Center for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Abb F. Soape and Harvey L. Robertson; and her parents.

Mrs. Robertson is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Sammy Joe Ward of Corsicana; grandchildren, Kevin L. Ward of Huntsville and Kami L. Ward of Corsicana; great-grandchild, Stormi T. Bozeman of Corsicana; sisters, Lillie Stubbs of Gatesville and Frances Perry of Corsicana; brother, Lowell Bonner of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Kacy Lynn Robertson

Kacy Lynn Robertson, infant, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Lake Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Moore officiating.

She was born March 27, 2001 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Survivors include her parents, Mike and Crystal Robertson of Fairfield; sister, Brooke Robertson of Fairfield; and grandparents, C. M. Robertson of Tehuacana, Cathy Curry of Teague and William and Audry Webb of Kirvin.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Fairfield.


Delmer Forest Roberson 

D. F. "Delmer" Roberson

D. F. "Delmer" Roberson, 76, of Corsicana, died Monday at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home chapel with Dr. David Hale the Rev. Troy Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.
He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dora Ellen Roberson of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Lavern Holifield of Corsicana; three grandsons; two great grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Graves of Roane and Mrs. Lura Mae Russell of Lovington, N.M.; three brothers, Lloyd Robinson of Corsicana, J. C. Robinson of Cedar Hill and Elbert Robinson of Lovington; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Calvin Rich, Arthur Henderson, Dale Haws, Ken Haws, Doyle Haws and Billy Graves.

Notes:

  • Married Dora Ellen Boone on 4 December 1926 in Navarro County Texas


Dorothy (Hightower) Robinson
Aug 10, 1919 - Dec 21, 2000

Dorothy Robinson

Dorothy Robinson, 81, of Frost passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Frost United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bob Messer officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Richard Ward, Scott Isbell, Mike Smith, Russell Rogers, Jeremy Woods and Alan Speer.

Mrs. Robinson was born Aug. 10, 1919 in Slay to Carl Newton and Ora Maguire Hightower. She was a homemaker and a member of Frost United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J. R. Robinson; parents; and brothers, George Hightower and Charles Weldon Hightower.

Mrs. Robinson is survived by her brother, Billy Gene Hightower of Houston; sisters, Doris Robinson of Fort Worth, Patsy Ward of Midlothian and Barbara Baty of Austin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

Notes:

  • Wife of John Robert Robinson


Adelaide Robinson 

Adelaide Robinson, 95, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

Family will receive visitors from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Bob Young officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Guthrie, Bill Bradford, Bill Basham and nephews.

Miss Robinson was born July 22, 1905 in Dresden to Elmer Bose and Huldah Hodges Robinson. Her first job was teaching in Dresden. During summer breaks, she attended college to complete her education. She started at Southwestern University in Georgetown, then received her B.A. from Texas Tech in Lubbock and her master's from Sul Ross in Alpine.

In the 1940s, she took a leave of absence from teaching to work in the White Horse, Yukon Territory office of the historical Al-Can Highway. On completion of that job, she worked in a San Francisco bank. Miss Robinson retired after 41 years of teaching in the Corsicana Independent School District with most of those years at the old Drane Junior High School. She was a longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Billie Caldwell and Tucker Robinson; and brother, Elmer Bose Robinson Jr.

Miss Robinson is survived by her sister, Beatrice R. George of Corsicana; nieces, Marylina McGraw of Frost, Virginia Brackett of Lubbock, Adelaide Hall of Dallas and Melissa O'Neal of Plano; 11 great-nieces and nephews; and six great-great-nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Cedar Lake, P.O. Box 2025, Malakoff, Texas 75148 or Westminster Presbyterian Church Organ Fund, 312 N. 13th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


Bob C. Robinson
Jun 21, 1924 - Jun 2, 2001

Bob C. Robinson, 76, of Dallas passed away Saturday, June 2, 2001 at Spring Seasons Nursing Home in Dallas.

Services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Memorial COGIC with the Rev. J.L. Bailey Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Birdston Valley Cemetery in Streetman.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth B. Grayson, Robert E. Grayson, Billy R. Johnson, Eddie D. Ford, Milton Roberson and Jerry L. Grayson.

Mr. Robinson was born June 21, 1924.

He is survived by one daughter; one brother, James P. Robinson of Dallas; and four sisters, Eresa Mae Robinson, Lillian Ford, Margie Jackson and Willie Maudo Lee Jay.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Johnnie P. Robinson

Johnnie P. Robinson, 88, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at North Beaton Church of Christ with George Aldama and Bill Hart officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Robinson was born Dec. 30, 1911 in Emhouse.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Robinson; sister, Gladys Farish; and son, Durwood Robinson.

Mrs. Robinson is survived by her son, Gene Robinson of Corsicana; sister, Gouise Allen of Dallas; granddaughters, Jane Farmer, Jill Fulton and Jennifer Robinson, all of Corsicana; David Robinson, Jeff Robinson and Jim Robinson, all of Corsicana, and Tom Robinson of Mexia; great-grandsons, Chris Farmer and Keith Fulton, both of Corsicana, and Scott Robinson of Mexia; great-granddaughters, Leah Farmer of Richardson, Jessica Hawkins of Corsicana and Eliesha Robinson of Winnie; daughter-in-law, Pat Robinson of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to SPCA of Texas, 362 S. Industrial Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75207 or North Beaton Church of Christ.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Alice Louise (Porter) Rockett

Alice Louise Rockett, 78, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, July 1, 2001 in Corsicana.

Graveside services were held Monday at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Rockett was born March 23, 1923 in Melissa to Guy and Dora Porter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Rockett; parents; brothers, William, Cecil and Travis Porter; and sisters, Elizabeth Graves and Erma Adney.

Mrs. Rockett is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Johnny Mac Smith of Corsicana; brothers, G.W. Porter of Mesquite and Tom Porter of Anna; sisters, Jo Ann Preston of Pasco, Wash. and Thelma Giles of Visalia, Calif.; granddaughter, Kimberly Ann Smith of Irving; grandson, Matthew Scott Smith of Corsicana; sisters-in-laws, brothers-in-laws, nieces, nephews; and her loving companion pet dog, Pogo.

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

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Carl E. Rogers

Carl E. Rogers, 81, of Tyler passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2000 at a Tyler hospital.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. today at Lloyd James Funeral Chapel with Dr. Michael Massar and the Rev. Gene Davenport officiating. Interment will follow at Cathedral in the Pines.

Pallbearers will be D. J. Tidmore, Cleo Wright, A. V. "Chuck" Bice, Ray Scott and Otis Raibon.

Mr. Rogers was born Aug. 23, 1919 in Cherryvale, Kan. He had lived in Tyler since 1976. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church in Tyler and taught the Men's Fellowship Class for 15 years and was coordinator of LLL Senior Group. He worked 35 years in oil refining management in Aruba, Kan. and Texas. He retired in 1976 from Fina Oil and Chemical at Port Arthur. He was a graduate of the University of Tulsa with a degree in petroleum engineering.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Carla Carter; and brother, Harold Rogers.

Mr. Rogers is survived by his wife, Jaunques Hollembeak Rogers of Tyler; sons, Dr. Kent Rogers of Corsicana and Phil Rogers of Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.; sister, Elsie Lowe of Topeka, Kan.; stepsister, Nelle Butts of San Diego, Calif.; and grandchildren, Cyndi, Susie, Mark, Carl, Seth and Becky.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 301 W. Ferguson St., Tyler, Texas 75701.

Arrangements by Lloyd James Funeral Home of Tyler.


James Loyd "Jimbo" Rogers 

James Loyd "Jimbo" Rogers, 94, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, in Corsicana.

Visitation was Sunday at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will be at Pattison Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Benfield, Tom Fluker, Russell Maisville, William Loyd "Rusty" Rogers Jr., Tim Scott and Danny Young.

Honorary pallbearers will be great grandsons.

Mr. Rogers was a lifelong Baptist and worked as a farmer and in maintenance for the Corsicana school system at Robert E. Lee School. He was an active member on two travel clubs, Friends International and Good Samaratins.

He was preceded in death by son, William Loyd "Billy" Rogers.

He is survived by wife, Sarah Frances Rogers of Corsicana; daughter, Leona and Tom Fluker of Lake Kiowa and Loretta Scott of Grand Prairie; granddaughters, Lori Bruce of Fort Worth and Beverly Rogers of Arlington; grandsons, Tom Fluker of Kingwood, William Loyd "Rusty" Rogers Jr. of Arlington, Tim Scott of Burleson and Danny Young of Arlington; daughter-in-law, Wilma Rogers; five great granddaughters, seven great grandsons and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pattison Cemetery Association, 4571 FM 1839 Corsicana, TX 75110.


Willie Eugene Rogers

Willie Eugene Rogers, 96, of Corsicana passed away Friday, July 27, 2001 at Heritage Oaks West.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Independent Baptist Church, 703 E. Fifth Ave., with the Rev. Donald Lacey officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Leonard Dempsey, Adante Austin, Michael Allen, Mikel Collins, James Cleveland and Jake Griffin.

Mrs. Rogers was born Sept. 21, 1904 in Teague.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Rogers.

Mrs. Rogers is survived by three grandchildren including Elma Ann Buchanan of San Mateo, Calif. and Leon Buchanan of Philadelphia, Pa.; several great-grandchildren; several cousins including Leonard Dempsey; other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Gwendloyn Marie (Ehlers) Rogers
Oct 23, 1950 - Sep 27, 2001

Gwen Rogers, 50, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001 at her residence.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea and Pastor Robert Henderson officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Franks, Roy Franks, James Rogers, Michael Rogers, Ronnie Folmar and Donnie Rogers.

Mrs. Rogers was born Oct. 23, 1950 in Mart.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Cranford; mother, Beryl Cranford; and daughter, Tina Marie Jones.

Mrs. Rogers is survived by her husband, Ronny Rogers of Corsicana; stepmother, Doris Cranford of Mart; daughter, Jennifer Jones of Waco; sons, Michael Rogers and Ronnie Folmar, both of Corsicana; brother, Marvin Ehlers of Mart; sisters, Louise Franks of Waco, Vickie Bruner of Valley Mills, Mary Ann Cranford and Grace Cook, both of Mart, Shirley Stone of McGregor, and Betty Allen of California; grandchildren, Colton, Michael, Lydia, Logan, Andrew, Christopher, Angelica, Brandon and Layton; aunts, Hawtence Crafton of McGregor and Mary Redden of Mart; and three nephews, three nieces, numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 200 N. 13th St., Suite 102, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Will Stanley Rogers

Will Stanley Rogers, 66, of Emmett, formerly of Arlington, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001 at his residence.

Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday with Mr. Jerry Rogers of New Mexico officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Stan Queen, Delbert Morgan, Allen Shipman, Ricky Ashton, Andy Asbury and Mitchell Betts.

Honorary pallbearers are Carl Crowley, Harold Spann, James Edmonson and Dr. Dickson Lukose.

Mr. Rogers was born July 22, 1935 near Chickasha, Okla. He was a longtime resident of Arlington, where owned and operated Stanley Rogers Tire Company for 25 years before retiring from Goodyear Tire Company. He was active in fund-raising for various charities. He was a member of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association and lived in Emmett the past 15 years.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Lee Kilgore Rogers of Emmett; son Danny Chris Rogers and wife Donna of Emmett; daughter Rebecca Rogers Harvey and husband Charles of Emmett; grandchildren Jamie Hamon, Russell Rogers, Elizabeth Harvey, Jacqueline Harvey and Ryan Rogers; many brothers and sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

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Will Stanley Rogers

ROGERS
WILL STANLEY, 66, of Emmett, formerly of Arlington,k passed away Saturday evening, September 15, 2001, at his home surrounded by his family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer.  Services will be Wednesday, September 19 at 10 a.m. at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard, Texas with Mr. Jerry Rogers of New Mexico officiating.  Interment will be at Dresden Cemetery in Navarro County.  The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Wade Funeral Home.  Stanley was born July 22, 1935 near Chickasha, Oklahoma and was a long time resident of Arlington.  He owned and operated Stanley Rogers Tire Company in Arlington and Grand Prairie for 25 years after retiring from Goodyear Tire Company.  Stanley was active n fund raising for various charities.  He was also a member of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association and a member of the Church of Christ.  Stanley had loved in the Emmett area for the past 15 years.  He was a very loving and generous man who was devoted to his family and friends and was PaPa to so many.  Stanley was also a brave man who loved life.  He is survived by wife Ruby Lee Kilgore Rogers of Emmett, son Danny Chris Rogers and wife, Donna of Emmett; daughter, Rebecca Rogers Harvey and husband Charles of Emmett; five grandchildren, Jamie Hamon, Russell Rogers, Elizabeth Harvey, Jacqueline Harvey and Ryan Rogers; many brothers and sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard, Texas (DMN)

 


Diana (Velazquez) Roman

Diana Velazquez Roman, 21, of Garland passed away Monday, Nov. 27, 2000 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Noe Garcia officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Maximino Velazquez, Jose Velazquez, Luis Roman, Benardo Roman, Alex Bahena and Gustavo Ceballos.

Mrs. Roman was born Dec. 23, 1978 in Wortham.

She is survived by her husband, Luis Enrique Roman of Garland; son, Luis Anothony Roman of Garland; parents, Maximino and Maria Faustina Velazquez of Dawson; brothers, Maximino Velazquez Jr. of Dallas, Jose Juan Velazquez of Dawson and Guillermo Velazquez of Houston; and sisters, Aurora Rosas and Sedalia Velazquez, both of Garland.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Victor Romo

CANTON TX-- Victor Romo, 70, a former employee of the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at his home in Canton.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home. Rev. Ronnie Daniels, officiating. Burial: Post Oak Cemetery in Henderson County.

Honorary pallbearers are Jess Stout and the VFW Lodge of Canton.
Victor Romo was born Aug. 11, 1930 in Kerens, son of Annie and Jim D. Romo.
He was a retired Korean and Vietnamese War Veteran, having served 25 in the Air Force. He then went to work for the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank and retired from there with 25 years service.

He was a member of the VFW Lodge in Canton, a Canton resident the past nine years and of Arlington 40 years.

Survivors: Wife, Bessie Romo of Canton; sons, Ron Romo and Steve Romo, both of Arlington; daughters, Susan Romo of Espanola, N.M., Chryle Rico of TGerrell; parents, Jim and Annie Romo of Dallas; brothers, Daniel Romo and Jimmy Romo, both of Dallas, Manuel Romo of Austin; Ricky Romo of Oklahoma;; sisters, Margaret Romo of Dade County, Fla.; Judy Pena and and Janie Stalling, both of Dallas; four grandchldren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens TX


Artie Ethel (Cox) Rose 

Artie "Rosie" Rose

Artie "Rosie" Rose, 87, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001 in Corsicana. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Westhill Church of Christ with Lynn Berry officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Joe Glass, Gerry Harris, Phil Judson, David Mahoney, Ronny Miller and Willie Winters. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Benton, Benny Huffman, Chester Morrison, Ron Morrison and Scott Stephens.

Mrs. Rose was born March 20, 1913 in Rodney. She was a member of Westhill Church of Christ for over 30 years. She moved to Corsicana in the mid-1940s.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Lee Rose; and daughter, Shirley Rose Carey.

Mrs. Rose is survived by her daughters, Vera Rose Clarkson and Retha Rose Lawler, both of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, James Rose of Corsicana, Charles and Marie Rose and Ralph and Doris Rose, all of Mesquite; 13 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 200 N. 13th St., Suite 102, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

 


James E. Rosson

ROSSON JAMES E., born March 16, 1916 in Rice, TX, passed away January 6, 2001 in Garland, TX. James served in the U.S. Army-Airforce during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Dorris Rosson and a daughter, Susan Rosson. Services will be held 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2001 at RESTLAND WILDWOOD CHAPEL. Interment to follow at Restland Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 Monday, January 8, 2001 at Restland Funeral Home. Restland Funeral Home & Cemetery located on Greenville Avenue 1/2 mile North of L.B.J. 972-238-7111


John Franklin Ross 

John F. Ross, 92, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Don Bowen and Dick James officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be O. L. Slaughter Jr., Paul Slaughter, Paul Ross, Ben Acock, Monte Pennell and Billy Wayne McGraw. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Culwell, Maco Stewart, F.C. Stewart, C. F. Dominy, Raymond Gunter, Warren Murphy, Paul Loosier and Buck Douglas.

Mr. Ross was born Feb. 18, 1907 in Lingleville in Erath County. He graduated from Abilene Christian College in 1935. He received his master's degree from East Texas State University. He taught school and coached in Liberty Hill, McAllen, Blooming Grove, Corsicana Junior High and High School. He was co-owner of Ross Brothers Honey Company. He worked with the Navarro County Sheriff's Department and was a district court bailiff and grand jury bailiff until retirement at age 90. He was a lifetime member of Westhill Church of Christ where he served as deacon, elder and Bible class teacher.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. Ross and Sarah Carmack Ross; brothers, R. E. Ross, Ernest Ross and Clyde Ross; and sisters, Era Short and Marie Grubbs.

Mr. Ross is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lea Ross of Corsicana; daughters and son-in-law, Ruth Ann and Bronny Watson of Corsicana, and Patti John McGlohen of Dallas; grandchildren, Mark Watson and Ross McGlohen, both of Corsicana, and Matt Watson and Meghan McGlohen, both of College Station; brother, Nelson Ross of Corsicana; sister, Jewell McGhee of Corsicana; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Linda (Ray) Rouse 

Linda Ray Rouse, 55, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001 Fort Worth.
Services are pending.

Mrs. Rouse was born April 10, 1945 in Corsicana.

She is survived by her husband, Frankie Rouse Jr. of Corsicana; mother, Imogene Ray of Mexia; son, Shannon Frank Rouse of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Kevin Steely of Corsicana; brothers, Bobby Ray and Paul Ray, both of Mexia; sister, Virginia Terry of Corsicana; mother-in-law, Gladys Rouse of Streetman; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Frances Rowe

Abilene Reporter - June 17, 1997
Frances Rowe

SANTA ANNA TX- Mrs. Frances Rowe, 77, died Sunday at a Temple hospital.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Revs. Raymond Jones and Marty Reed officiating. Burial will be at Santa Anna Cemetery directed by Henderson Funeral Home of Santa Anna. Family visitation will be at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 tonight.

Mrs. Rowe was born in Corsicana, Texas. She was a lifetime resident of Coleman County where she attended Gouldbusk and Voss Schools and graduated from Mozelle High School in 1937. She married Vernon Rowe in Santa Anna in 1938. She was a home maker and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Vernon Rowe of Santa Anna, one daughter, Carolyn Mayo of Eldorado, Texas, one son, Byron Rowe of Midland, one sister Sue Richardson of San Angelo, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.


Wanda Nell (Kirk) Ruiz

Wanda Nell Ruiz, 52, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, May 18, 2001, in Dallas.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Griffen-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Efird and the Rev. Emmanuel Holliman officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gilbert Ruiz, Ray Ruiz, Louis Castillo, Chris Kidwill, Ronnie Bennett and Simmon Silos.

She was born Oct. 3, 1948, in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lillard Kirk and Jessie Kirk Ramsey and brother, Jerry Kirk.

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Antonio Ruiz; sons, Tony Ruiz and Roy Ruiz; daughters, Alice and Keith Tacker and Terri and Rodney Bennett, all of Corsicana, Maria and Chris Kidwell of Killeen; sisters, Carolyn Aston of Dallas, Martha Eppler of Red Oak, Barbara Meadows of Red Oak and Mary Lou Perry of Irving; grandchildren, Jeff and Melinda Glidewell of Twenty Nine Palms, Calif., Mathew Glidewell of Corsicana, Joshua Glidewell of Corsicana, Jessica and Peyton Bennett of Corsicana, Jenniffer Tacker of Waco and Aaron Kidwell of Killeen and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Iris "Sid" (Jackson) Russell

Iris "Sid" Jackson Russell, 78, of Waco passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000 at a Waco nursing home.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. today at Waco Memorial Park with the Rev. Bill Barber officiating.

Mrs. Russell was born Feb. 10, 1922 in Teague. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Jackson in 1966; and a son, James Wesley Jackson in 1998. She later married John William Russell, who preceded her in death in 1992.

Mrs. Russell is survived by her daughter, Charlotte McDonald and husband Jerry of Robinson; sister, Annie Wilson of Longview; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements by BrookView Funeral Home of Waco


Lucy Elizabeth (Carroll) Salter

Lucy Elizabeth Carroll Salter, 60, of Streetman passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001 in Fairfield.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Cade Cemetery in Streetman with Brother Stan Osborne officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Horace M. Cox III, John Salter Jr., Charles Thomas Salter, William Bryan Salter, Milton Carroll, Johnny Carroll and Jack Carroll.
Mrs. Salter was born March, 6, 1940 in Fairfield. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Streetman.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Grace Carroll.

Mrs. Salter is survived by her husband, Bruce Salter of Streetman; daughter, Cynthia Ann Cox of Streetman; sons, John Salter Jr. of Tom Bean, Charles Thomas Salter of Rosebud and William Bryan Salter of Newberry, S.C.; father, Jack Carroll; brothers, Milton Carroll, Johnny Carroll and Jack Carroll, all of Fairfield; sisters, Carolyn Nanny of Teague, Billie Brim of Baytown, Sara Grace Owens of Van, and Martha Lindsey, Kathy Whatley and Shelia Winfree, all of Fairfield; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield


Jessie Viola Salter-Powell

Jessie Viola Salter-Powell, 75, a retired Food Service Worker at Hubbard Heights Elementary School, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Wake will be 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Victory Temple Worship Center in Fort Worth.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Victory Temple Worship Center. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

She is survived by sons, Elbert Jones Jr., Vonnie Powell Jr. and Anthony Powell; daughters, Mildred Scott, Verna K. Jones, Janett Griffin, Cordia McKenzie and Carolyn Powell-Wade; granddaughter she reared, Adria M. Powell; brothers, Melvin Winston, Curtis Winston, John D. Winston, Lloyd Salter and Alvin Winston; sisters, Mildred Gates adn Blanchie Wiley; step-sisters, Tibertha Moore, Larcile Johnson, Hazel Franklin, Addie Jones, Clara Hoit and Mary Sims; 23 grandchildren; one great granddaughter; close friend, Dorothy White and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors in Fort Worth.

Notes:

  • SSDI:
    JESSIE V POWELL 26 Mar 1926 22 May 2001 (V) 76119 (Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX) (none specified) 449-38-5152 Texas


Phillip George Samas

Phillip George Samas, 64, of Dawson passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001 in Corsicana.

Services will be 4 p.m. today at Bellmead Funeral Chapel, 809 Laclede, Bellmead. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery near Hubbard.

Mr. Samas was born Nov. 11, 1936 in Racine, Wis. He was an E B welder for Dresser Industries for 17 years until his retirement in 1997. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Cecilia Parish in Dallas.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Samas of Dawson; daughters, Kathy Allen of Burleson, Lorri Brand of Red Oak and Samantha Burkart of Arkansas; sons, Eddie Samas of Red Oak and Frank Samas of DeSoto; one brother and one sister.

Arrangements by Bellmead Funeral Home of Bellmead.


Thomas William "Bill" Sammons II

Thomas William "Bill" Sammons II, 58, passed away Nov. 5, 2000 in Houston.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gordon Sudduth officiating. Interment followed at Forest Park The Woodlands Cemetery.

Mr. Sammons was born Dec. 13, 1941 in Teague. He was a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church and was the owner of Sammons Construction Company.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Geneva Sammons; father, Thomas William Sammons; and brother, Harry Michael Sammons.

Mr. Sammons is survived by his wife of 33 years, Shirley; sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas W. III and Melody Sammons and Mark Allen and Dee Dee Sammons; daughter and son-in-law, Sheri and Chris Rutledge; grandchildren, Thomas Wesley Sammons IV, Warren Keith Sammons, Jonah Alan Sammons, Savannah Rutledge and Cailey Rutledge; stepmother, Bennie Sammons of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, James Patrick and Vicki Sammons; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Richard McLendon; sister-in-law, Paula Sammons; sister, Clementine Holmes; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Jewell Irene Sanchs

Jewell Irene Sanches, 89, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000 at her residence.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was born Feb. 6, 1911 in Abilene. She worked for many years as a nurse. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

Mrs. Sanches is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Martha Dodson, Herman Sanches, Harold Sanches and Claude and Charlene Sanches, all of Corsicana, and Benny and Judy Sanches of Gadsden, Ala.; daughters and son-in-law, Thelma and James Smith and Shirley Milligan, all of Houston, and Judy Greer and Tammy Schultz, both of Mexia; 24 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


Israel Cazalez Sanchez

Israel Cazalez Sanchez, 20, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

A rosary service will be 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating.

Mr. Sanchez was born July 29, 1981 in Jumiltepec, Mexico.

He is survived by brothers David Sanchez of Corsicana and Enrique and Luis Sanchez of Mexico; sisters Celia and Yina Sanchez of Corsicana, and Tereza, Ernestina, Margarite, Olivia and Adrianna Sanchez, all of Mexico; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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8/28 Man dies after lake accident


By JUSTIN LEWIS/Daily Sun Staff

A 20-year-old Corsicana man died early Sunday morning after a day-long fight for his life after a drowning accident at Navarro Mills Lake.

Israel Sanchez succumbed to injuries sustained after going into the lake Saturday morning and disappearing under the surface for several minutes before being located.

According to Navarro County Sheriff's Department reports, Israel Sanchez and his brother David Sanchez had gone to Oak Park at the popular lake in the western part of Navarro County just off of Farm-to-Market Road 667.

NCSO reports say that David Sanchez, through an interpreter, told NCSO Deputy Scott Dyson that Isreal Sanchez consumed a couple of beers and went into the water in the swimming area by himself.

A few minutes later, David Sanchez noticed that his brother was nowhere to be seen. He began searching for his brother and sent another person to contact the authorities.

Park ranger Alton Hurley located David Sanchez on the bottom of the lake in about 5-1/2 feet of water.

Navarro Mills medical first responders and East Texas Medical Center EMS had arrived at the park during the search. CPR was immediately administered and Israel Sanchez was transported to Navarro Regional Hospital where doctors regained a pulse and Sanchez was transferred to the intensive care unit where he died early Sunday.

Justin Lewis may be reached via e-mail at jlewis@corsicanadailysun.com


Christine (Pate) Sandefer

Christine Pate Sandefer, 67, of Lubbock, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2001 in Lubbock.

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

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will be at Pattison Cemetery.

Mrs. Sandefer was born Nov. 29, 1933 in Emhouse. She was a housewife.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Price and Kate Pate and brother Roy Irvin Pate.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Melva Pate of Lubbock, nephew, Billy Roy Pate of Atlanta, Ga.; niece, Amy Smith of Lubbock; great niece, Jennifer Neyland of Marquez; great nephews Clint Smith and Kyle Smith of Lubbock; two great great nieces and a great great nephew.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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EMHOUSE Services for Christine Pate Sandefer, 67, of Lubbock will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Pattison Cemetery with the Rev. David Hale officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home of Corsicana.

She died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001.

She was born Nov. 29, 1933, in Emhouse and was a homemaker.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 


Zula Mae Sanders (1913-2000)

Ft. Worth Star Telegram
FORT WORTH -- Zula Mae Sanders, 86, retired hotel and restaurant owner and retired from the Restaurant & Hotel Association, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial: 3 p.m. Monday in Elmwood Cemetery in Mineral Wells. Family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Zula Mae Sanders was born on Nov. 17, 1913, in Frost, Texas. She was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church. She retired from the Restaurant & Hotel Association.

Survivors: Sons, Donald Ray Sanders of Chatsworth, Calif., Larry Sanders and his wife, Donna, and Barry Sanders and his wife, Joanna, all of Fort Worth; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Sanders of Fort Worth; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel


William T. Sanders

William T. Sanders, 85, of Dawson passed away Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today at Dawson Cemetery with the Rev. David Fergeson officiating.

Mr. Sanders was born Dec. 10, 1915 in Dawson. He was a lifelong resident of Dawson and a graduate of Dawson High School. He and Virginia Wallace were married Aug. 8. 1936 in Corsicana. He was also a lifelong farmer and rancher in the Dawson area.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur C. and Mary Pullin Sanders; and sisters, Frances Johnson, Mary Nell Davis and Arlene Linch.

Mr. Sanders is survived by his wife, Virginia Sanders of Dawson; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Sue Sanders of Dawson; grandsons, Jeff Sanders of Dawson and Zac Sanders of College Station; and several nieces and nephews.

The family requests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church of Dawson or Dawson Cemetery Association.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Bettye Jo (Brown) Schultz

Bettye Jo Brown Schultz, 79, of Anahuac passed away Aug. 19, 2000 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital.
Services were Aug. 21 at First United Methodist Church in Anahuac. Interment followed at Anahuac Cemetery.

A native of San Angelo and former resident of Corsicana, she lived in Anahuac 52 years and was a homemaker. Her mother, Carrie Brown, worked in Corsicana at J.M. Dyer Department Store for a number of years.
Survivors include her husband, R. E. "Bob" Schultz of Anahuac; sons, Jan Schultz of San Antonio and Mark Schultz of Anahuac; daughter, Cindy Osborne of Austin; and seven grandchildren.
Arrangements by Sterling Funeral Home of Anahuac.


Pauline Faughn (Highnote) Schwartz

Pauline Faughn Schwartz, 85, of Teague, passed away Friday, March 23, 2001, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia.

Arrangements pending with Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Teague.

Pauline Schwartz was born Aug. 24, 1915, in Corsicana. She lived the last two years and two months in Teague. She was a secretary for the Abell-Hanger Foundation.

She is survived by her son, Mike Schwartz of Teague; brothers, Dr. Joe Highnote of Corsicana and Alfred Highnote of Huntington Beach, Calif. and sister Frances Highnote of Huntington Beach, Calif.

Arrangements by Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Teague


Cecil F. Scoggins

WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Cecil F. Scoggins, 90, a retired aviation mechanic, passed away Monday, May 28, 2001, at an Arlington care center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of White Settlement. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.
Cecil was born on August 29, 1910 in Navarro County, Texas. He retired from General Dynamics after 30 years of service and was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of White Settlement for more than 40 years. Preceded in death by his wife, Vivian M. Scoggins.

Survivors: Daughter, Patricia Ellis and husband, Wayne of Arlington; grandchildren, Jeff Ellis, Lisa Conrad, Lori Turner all of Arlington; great-grandchildren, Jeffrey and Jerod Ellis, Holly and Kenneth Conrad and Natalie Turner.

Mount Olivet Funeral Home


Gary Scott

Gary Scott, 50, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Harold Scott officiating.

Pallbearers will be Bill Smith, Larry Hodge, Ron Franks, Steve Smith, Danny Guerra and Brian Smith.

Mr. Scott was born Nov. 15, 1949 in Corsicana to George and Jimmie Scott. He served in the United States Army in the Vietnam era.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Hal Scott.

Mr. Scott is survived by his daughter, Kalyn Scott of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Debra Scott of Corsicana; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Rickey Leonard of Corsicana; aunt, Emmie Bodily of Corsicana; uncle, R.L. Cox of Emhouse; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

 


Geraldine (Jergins) Boone/Scott

Geraldine (Jergins) Scott

Geraldine (Jergins) Scott, 81, of Corsicana, died Nov 25, 1991.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Pentecostal Church of God. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

She was born Oct 20 1910 in Navarro County near Powell. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of God in Corsicana.

Survivors include one son, Allen V. Boone of Thailand; a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Juanita) Barham of Barry; eight grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and two sisters, Myrtle Jacobs and Carrie Gordon, both of Corsicana.
Memorials may be made to the Twilight Nursing Home Special Fund in Corsicana.

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Charles G. Scruggs
Nov. 4, 1923 - July 24, 2001

Charles G. Scruggs

Charles G. Scruggs passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2001.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wade Funeral Home and will also receive friends after graveside services at the family home.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Wade Funeral Chapel with Delbert Goins officiating. Interment will follow at Waco Memorial Park.

Mr. Scruggs was born Nov. 4, 1923 on a farm near McGregor to Adeline and John Scruggs. In 1943, he was called to active duty in Europe where he served during World War II in the infantry, and held the rank of lieutenant colonel in U.S.A.R. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1947 with a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics. In 1947, he joined the staff of Progressive Farmer magazine where he went on to become editor, then editor-in-chief. In 1984, he co-founded Southern Living magazine and was promoted again to editorial chairman for Southern Progress Corporation.

A distinguished alumnus of Texas A&M, he served as a member of the board of regents of Texas Tech University and TTU School of Medicine. A tireless advocate for agriculture, Mr. Scruggs served on the Texas FFA Foundation board of directors and was the founder and president of the Southwest Animal Health Research Foundation. An appointee of five Texas governors, he was also active in international agricultural affairs. He was appointed a member of the U.S. delegation to meetings of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations in Rome.

Mr. Scruggs traveled and wrote about agriculture in Russia, Europe, Mexico, and Central and South America. For his leadership in all phases of U.S. and international agriculture for over 50 years, he received numerous awards and was in wide demand as a speaker until his retirement at his ranch in Hubbard.

He was devoted to his loving wife Miriam June Wigley, whom he married in 1947. Their 54 years together were filled with active service to church and community. His integrity and wisdom earned the respect and admiration of all who knew him, and his boundless love of his family was cherished.

He is survived by his wife June; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Marie; daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Dale Fuller; grandchildren, Evan, Travis, Graeme and Colin Scruggs and Kristin and T.J. Fuller; step grandchildren, Kyle Fuller and Pam Malar; and great-grandchildren, Bailey and Garret Malar and Kenedy Fuller.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


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Obituaries

7/27 Obituary

Charles G. Scruggs

Charles G. Scruggs passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2001.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home and will also receive friends after graveside services at the family home.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Hubbard with Delbert Goins officiating. Interment will follow at Waco Memorial Park.

He is survived by his wife June; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Marie; daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Dale Fuller; grandchildren, Evan, Travis, Graeme and Colin Scruggs and Kristin and T.J. Fuller; step grandchildren, Kyle Fuller and Pam Malar; and great-grandchildren, Bailey and Garret Malar and Kenedy Fuller.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Winnie Lois (Carroll) Seale
Nov 1, 1903 - Dec 20, 2000

Lois Carroll Seale, 97, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Dr. Robert Young officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Seale was born Nov. 1, 1903 in Dawson, the eldest daughter of William C. Carroll and Hester McCulloch Carroll. She spent her youth in Waxahachie, where she graduated from Waxahachie High School. Upon her marriage to Finis L. Seale, she moved to Corsicana, where she became very active in community and church activities. She served as president of the Robert E. Lee School PTA and later as president of the Corsicana City Council PTA. She was also instrumental in starting the Food for Fitness program and was the first woman elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Finis Seale; brother, James M. Carroll; and sisters, Janice Heine and Eloise Keiningham.

Mrs. Seale is survived by her daughter, Mary Lois Seale of Corsicana; brother, William L. Carroll of Waxahachie; sister-in-law, Mrs. Earl Seale of Duncan, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Raymond W. Seifert
Jun 18, 1931 - Oct 18, 2001

Raymond Seifert, 70, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001 at his residence.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Rev. Kenneth Barber officiating.

Mr. Seifert was born June 18, 1931 in Gonzales, Texas to Lonzo and Annie Seifert. He was a farm worker.

He is survived by his wife, Maggie Seifert and son Larry Seifert, both of Corsicana; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Allene Selby
April 10, 1910 - July 27, 2001

Allene Selby, 91, of Hubbard passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2001 in a Hubbard nursing center.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Irvin officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Mrs. Selby was born April 10, 1910 in Hubbard and was a lifelong resident of Hubbard. She was a graduate of Hubbard High School and also attended Trinity University in Waxahachie. She was a seamstress for many years and owned and operated a tailor shop in Dawson. She operated a sewing room in Hubbard during World War II and also worked at the bomb plant in McGregor during the war. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Hubbard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome Duncan "Sheenie" Selby in 1978.

Mrs. Selby is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Janet Selby of Round Rock; granddaughters and husbands, Lisa and Mickey Walling of Austin and Laurie and Phillip Kuehner of Pflugerville; grandson and wife, Micheal and Katheryn Selby of Coppell; niece and husband, Ruth and Sam Odom of Hubbard; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Hubbard.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


David Lewis Sellers
Sept 13, 1937 - Apr 22, 2001

David Sellers

IRVING -- David Sellers, 63, a retired warehouse manager, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2001, at an Irving hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Donnelly's Colonial Chapel. The Rev. Mike Walker and the Rev. Wallace Philpot will officiate. Graveside service: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Frost Cemetery in Frost. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Bob Henshaw, Jack Von de Heid, Jerry Pritchard, Gary McConnathy, Charles Cole and Jimmy Belew.

Memorials: American Diabetes Association or the Building Fund at First United Methodist Church of Irving, 211 W. Third, Irving, Texas 75060.
Mr. Sellers was born Sept. 13, 1937, in Brookside, Ala. He grew up in the Birmingham area. He graduated from Corner High School and attended Birmingham Southern on a basketball scholarship. He served in the 81st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. He was employed with Metco for 19 years and Saladmaster for nine and a half years. He had been retired for three years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Irving and the North Texas Callers Association. He was involved in square dance calling and dancing for 26 years, also a part of the Brook Mays music program.
He was preceded in death by his parents, E. L. and Lois Sellers; a son, Brett Sellers; brother, Bill Sellers; father-in-law, Truman Raley; and brothers-in-law, Robert and Thurman Raley.

Survivors: His wife of 30 1/2 years, Joyce Raley Sellers; daughters, Stacy Sellers of Arlington and Robin Dorris of Memphis, Tenn.; son-in-law, Robert Dorris and a grandson, Phillip Dorris; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Harlon Hill of Killen, Ala.; sister-in-law, Faye Sellers of Birmingham, Ala.; mother-in-law, Lometa Raley of Corsicana; and sisters-in-law, Sandra Taylor of Arlington and Marceline Seaton and Mickey Raley, both of Corsicana.

Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home, Irving, TX

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David Sellers, 63, of Irving passed away Sunday, April 22, 2001 at Baylor-Irving Hospital.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Donnelly's Colonial Chapel, 606 W. Airport Frwy., Irving, with Jerry Hill, the Rev. Mike Walker and the Rev. Wallace Philpot officiating. Graveside services will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bob Henshaw, Jack Von de Heid, Jerry Pritchard, Gary McConnathy, Charles Cole and Jimmy Belew. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Baily, Don Simmons and Ronnie Martin.

Mr. Sellers was born Sept. 13, 1937 in Brookside, Ala. and grew up in the Birmingham area. He graduated from Corner High School, and attended Birmingham Southern on a basketball scholarship. He served in the 81st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. He was employed with Metco for 19 years and Saladmaster for nine years. He had been retired for three years. He was a member of Irving First United Methodist Church and North Texas Callers Association. He was involved in square-dance calling and dancing for 26 years, and also was a part of the Brook Mays music program.

He was preceded in death by his parents, E. L. and Lois Sellers; son, Brett Sellers; brother, Bill Sellers; father-in-law, Truman Raley; and brothers-in-law, Robert and Thurman Raley.

Mr. Sellers is survived by his wife of 30 years, Joyce Raley Sellers; daughters, Stacy Sellers of Arlington and Robin Dorris of Memphis, Tenn.; son-in-law, Robert Dorris, and a grandson, Phillip Dorris; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Harlon Hill of Killen, Ala.; sister-in-law, Faye Sellers of Birmingham, Ala.; mother-in-law, Lometa Raley of Corsicana; and sisters-in-law, Sandra Taylor of Arlington, Marceline Seaton and Mickey Raley, both of Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or the Irving First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 211 W. Third, Irving, Texas 75060.

Arrangements by Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home of Irving.


Hubert Sidney Percival .
Dec 23, 1884 - Sep 4, 1953

Saturday Rites For H. S. Percival

Funeral services for H. S. Percival, 68, retired butcher, 1024 South Twenty-Eighth street, were conducted at the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Percival died early Friday at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic.

Surviving are two sons, W. E. and H. R. Percival, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. D. O. Suitt, Midland; five grandchildren; a brother, C. M. Lomas, Redwood City, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. W. A. McMillian, San Antonio, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were H. R. Langridge, J. M. Goodman, E. F. Hamberlin, B. V. Hatley, W. R. Starnes and W. D. Bennett.

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