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Otto Shurtleff Smith
Jul 8, 1912 - Dec 8, 2001

Otto Shurtleff Smith, 89, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001 in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Corsicana J. L. Halbert Camp #359, Sons of the Confederate.

Mr. Smith was born July 8, 1912 in Brandon. He was an accounting executive.

He was preceded in death by wife, Flora Smith.

Mr. Smith is survived by daughters Kay Goldman and husband Sherwin of Dallas and Shurley Thigpin and husband Robert of Midland; grandsons John Mercer Kirton of Dallas and Brian A. Trent and wife Jessica of Lewisville; and great-grandsons Davie Trent and Dawson Trent of Lewisville.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Wilburn Derryberry
Feb 17, 1914 - Dec 10, 2001

Wilburn Derryberry, 87, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2001 at his residence.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with B. F. Risinger Jr. and Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Dan Coy, Dan Berglund, Brian Ingram, David Newbury, Joe McClure and Daniel Golmon. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Ingram, Bill Flint, Fran Heald and Al Prince.

Mr. Derryberry was born Feb. 17, 1914 in Barry to Leslie and Alice Derryberry. He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company after 42 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana and a lifetime member of the Keystone Masonic Lodge of Dallas. He was also a member of the Texas Society of Telephone Engineers and a member of the Telephone Pioneers Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, H. O. Derryberry.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Willie Mae Derryberry; son and daughter-in-law, Lanny and Linda Derryberry of Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Cherlyn and Gerry Newbury of Corsicana; grandsons, Keith Ingram of Carmel, Ind., Brian Ingram of Waxahachie, and David Newbury of Los Angeles, Calif.; granddaughters, Laura Berglund of Waxahachie, and Julie Ingram and Amy Ingram, both of Dallas; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Velma McClure of Blooming Grove and Mildred Jones and Alla Mae Capps, both of Dallas; sisters-in-law, Willie Faye Derryberry of Dallas, Freddie Summers of Corsicana, Betty Heald of Malakoff, Susie Prince of Lake Havasu, Ariz. and Bobbie Flint of Corpus Christi; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Food Pantry of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Brother of Henry Oscar Derryberry

Gregory Noble Giles Sr.  
Dec 29, 1947 - Dec 7, 2001

Gregory Noble Giles Sr., 53, of Tennessee Colony passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2001 at his residence.

Services were 10 a.m. today at Tennessee Colony Church with Dr. Tom Brittain officiating. Interment followed at Tennessee Colony Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jared Rhodes, Clinton Felts, Whitt Michael, Lance King, Chad King and James Simpson Jr.

Mr. Giles was born Dec. 29, 1947 in Corsicana to Richard and Leona Giles. He was a captain in the U.S. Army, 2nd Armored Division of Fort Hood and a member of the VFW Post 3907. He was employed as a registered nurse with the University of Texas Medical Branch at the Powledge Unit. He received his bachelor degree in criminal justice from the University of Illinois Chicago and his nursing degree from Trinity Valley Community College. He was a member of Tennessee Colony Church.

Survivors include his wife, Pamela Giles; son, Gregory Noble Giles Jr. and wife Karen and their son Gregory Noble Giles III; daughter, Gina Nicole Giles and her fiance James Pettiette, all of Tennessee Colony; parents, Richard and Leona Giles of Corsicana; sister, Brenda King and husband Eddie of Tyler; father-in-law, James Simpson Sr. of Tennessee Colony; brother-in-law, James Simpson and wife Eileen of Huntsville; sister-in-law, Christine Pfeil of Tennessee Colony; nephews, Justin, Lance and Chad; and nieces, Audra, Lori, Lisa, Donna and Courtney.

Arrangements by Bailey & Foster Funeral Home of Palestine.


James Ray Gilreath
Sep 26, 1928 - Dec 11, 2001

James Ray Gilreath, 73, of Dawson passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001 at his residence.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Weldon Barnard and the Rev. Bob Reed officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Waxahachie City Cemetery.

Mr. Gilreath was born Sept. 26, 1928 in Jellico, Tenn. He had lived in Dawson since 1993 after having lived in Lancaster. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Gifford-Hill and was working for Martin -Brower when he retired. He was a member of the Dawson Historical Society and enjoyed traveling and fishing. He was a veteran having served in the Army Air Corps as a PFC. He was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Mae Gilreath in 1991; and son-in-law, Ronald Gene Coates in 1975.

Survivors include his wife, Jimmie Darlene Gilreath of Dawson; son, Danny Wayne Gilreath and wife Margie of Athens; daughters, Judy Ray Grisham and husband James of Paradise, Brenda Jane Boenisch and husband Larry of Dawson, Sharon Frances Nichols of Fort Worth and Patricia Dianne Sommers and husband Sam of Waxahachie; brothers, Rube Fairbanks Gilreath Jr. of Lake Stephens, Wash. and Glen Dale Gilreath of Springfield, Ohio; sisters, Lila Mae Yost of Medway, Ohio and Sylvia Fern McNier of South Daytona, Fla.; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 301 S. Rogers St., Suite 250, Waxahachie, Texas 75165.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Nettie Cox
Jun 15, 1913 - Dec 8, 2001

Nettie Cox, 88, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

A wake service will be held 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Chapel.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Grace Temple AME Church at 402 East 14th Ave. in Corsicana with the Rev. C. E. Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Ms. Cox was born June 15, 1913 in Navarro County.

Ms. Cox is survived by nephews Roland Thomas Jr. of Dallas, Floyd Thomas of Houston and Jerry Thomas of Corsicana; and great-nephews, nieces and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Oscar Lee Brown, Sr.
Nov 24, 1864 - Jul 18, 1946


O. L. Brown

Funeral services were held at the Frost Methodist Church at 5'oclock with burial in the Frost Cemetery for O. L. Brown, 81, member of the Frost school board and prominent in civic affairs, who died at a Corsicana hospital. Rev. L. M. Lawhon, Rev. C. C. Ellis and Dr. E. R. Page of Kerens conducted the services.

Pall bearers were Eugene Brown, Fort Worth; Harold Brown, San Antonio; Martin Youngblood, Greenville; Dean Youngblood; Waxahachie.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. O. L. Brown, three sons, Lee Brown, Fort Worth; Frank Brown and Joe B. Brown, Frost; Three daughters, Mrs. M. F. Osborne, Corsicana; Mrs. Blanche Coley, Corsicana and Mrs. J. H. Harrington, Frost, three brothers, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Damon Holditch
Jan. 7, 1918 - Oct. 23, 2001

HOUSTON - Graveside services for Damon Holditch, 83, of Houston are set for 1 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Mark Skorheim will officiate. Burial will be at the Cathedral in The Pines in Tyler.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home in Tyler.

Mr. Holditch died Tuesday.

He was born in Cryer Creek, Texas. He lived in Houston and was formerly of Emerald Bay. Mr. Holditch was a retired oil and gas producer and owner of Milligan Oil Co. He was a member of Emerald Bay Community Church. He was a captain of the 319th Infantry Cannon Company during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Margie Stephens Holditch.

Survivors include his three sons and daughters-in-law, Damon Will and Becky Holditch of Austin, Stephen A. and Ann Holditch of College Station and Jerry F. and Cindy Holditch of Tomball; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane Holditch and John Barber of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Pine Cove Christian Camp Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 9055, Tyler, Texas 75711.

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Pollye Ruth (West) Pearson
July 3, 1928 - Dec 13, 2001

Pollye Ruth "West' Pearson, 73, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001 in Corsicana.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Corsicana. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Ft. Worth.

Mrs. Pearson was born July 3, 1928 in Ft. Worth.

She is survived by her husband, Grover Pearson of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Jim E. Compton of Corsicana and Amy and Pat Gotcher of Ft. Worth; sisters, Ella Rew of Ft. Worth and Nell Gilmer of Ft. Worth and grandchildren, Ellen Compton, Kimberly Gotcher, West Gotcher and Amy Paige Gotcher.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


William Roy Thompson
Aug 25, 1922 - Dec 12, 2001

William Roy Thompson, 79, of Wichita, Kan. passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Culbertson-Smith Mortuary in Wichita, Kan.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mr. Thompson was born Aug. 25, 1922 in Corsicana to Roy F. and Bette (Hughes) Thompson. He married Julia E. Newcomb on July 30, 1942 in Corsicana. He was the former owner of Thompson Associates.

Survivors include his wife, Julia; son, William C. Thompson of Wichita; and one grandson.

Arrangements by Culbertson-Smith Mortuary of Wichita, Kan.


Johnnie William Vaughan
Apr 18, 1910 - Dec 13, 2001

Johnnie William Vaughan, 91, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001 at Health Care and Rehab in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Pastor Timothy Schane officiating.

Mr. Vaughan was born April 18, 1910 in Navarro to John W. and Margaret Irene Vaughan. He was a farmer.

Survivors include his daughter, Paula Marrs of Corsicana; sons, David Vaughan of Fairfield, Jack Vaughan and Johnnie Vaughan, both of Corsicana, and Don Vaughan of Angus; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.


Shirley Jean (Freeman) Whitaker
Oct 2, 1955 - Dec 13, 2001

Shirley Jean Freeman Whitaker, 46, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001 at her residence.

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

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Freedom Fellowship Church, 917 S. 17th St., with the Rev. Jessie R. Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Danny Kelly, R.D. Randle, Willie J. Freeman, Johnny Brewer, David Hawthorne and Bobby Ingram.

Mrs. Whitaker was born Oct. 2, 1955 in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Gentle and Willie Faye Freeman; sister, Gloria White; and brother, Lloyde Freeman.

Survivors include her daughters, Kina Govan and husband Joseph and LaQuita Whitaker, all of Corsicana; stepdaughter, Cindy Alexander of Tyler; grandchildren, Martelle Freeman, Ronnie Williams Jr., Javina Govan and Ahshakia White; brothers, Willie Freeman of Gatesville and Jessie Ray Freeman and wife Denise of Corsicana; sisters, Ruby Malone of Ennis and Bobbie Jean Horton of Grand Prairie; uncle, Bo Freeman of Wortham; and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Alma S. Lee
Aug 7, 1922 - Dec 13, 2001

Alma S. Lee, 79, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Scott Funeral Home.

Services will 11 a.m. Saturday at Scott Funeral Chapel with Elder Billy J. Kelly officiating. Interment will follow at Doris Miller Memorial Park in Waco.

Pallbearers will be friends.

Mrs. Lee was born Aug. 7, 1922 in McLennan County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie B. Lee; parents, one brother, and three sisters.

Survivors include her sisters, Clarice McClennan and Odessa Criner, both of Waco; devoted niece, Jacqueline Dunbar of Corsicana; great-niece, Comonic Dunbar of Corsicana; great-nephews, Ronald Dunbar Jr. and Cullen Dunbar, both of Corsicana; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Doris Georgia (Biddy) Rodgers
Feb 16, 1923 - Dec 14, 2001

Doris Georgia Rodgers

Doris Georgia Rodgers, 78, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dale Leggett officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Donald Green, Jimmy Prince, Earnest Betts, Clinton Coker, James Sykes and Norvell Coker.

Mrs. Rodgers was born Feb. 16, 1923 in Mexia to George and Lorena Biddy. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tillman Rodgers in 1988; son, George H. Blackford in 1966; and daughter, Peggy L. McLain in 1991.

Survivors include her sisters, Margaret Gowen of McKinney and Frances Kirk of Frankston; brother, Vinson Biddy of Purdon; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.

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Carole Joyce (Haley) Youngblood
Jul 31, 1935 - Dec 14, 2001

Joyce Youngblood, 66, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2001 at her residence.

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

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Dresden Cemetery.

Mrs. Youngblood was born July 31, 1935 in Wills Point to Acie A. and Geneva Haley.

Survivors include her sons, Donnie Spencer of Palestine, Gary Fowler Jr. of Belton, Chad Fowler of Odessa and Clarence Fowler of Corsicana; daughters, Melissa Borroms of Belton, Felicia Fowler of Austin and Teloa Fowler of Corsicana; special friends, Gary Fowler of Corsicana and Yoma Fowler of Odessa; brothers, Don Haley of Canton and Fred Haley of Myrtle Springs; and sister, Violet Harder of Canton.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.


Verna Oleta (Raney) McCarter
Feb 28, 1915 - Dec 10, 2001

Verna Oleta McCarter, 86, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2001 in Madisonville.

Services were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Normangee with the Rev. Bill Lanigan officiating. Interment was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hopewell Cemetery in Navarro.

Pallbearers were Larry Jones, Robin Phillips, Bobby Phillips, Leslie Eugene Jones, Andrew Phillips and Jack Dale Jarrett.

Mrs. McCarter was born Feb. 28, 1915 in Tom Green County to James L. and Ida L. (Branch) Raney.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Shelton McCarter; and grandchildren, Gary Neall McCarter, James Ray Phillips and Alan Dale Phillips.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Herbert and Rosann McCarter of Normangee; daughters and sons-in-law, Joy Lavoyce and Jimmy Phillips of Corpus Christi and Joyce Delora and Leslie Jones of Franklin; sister, Willie Mae Long of Lake Jackson; sisters-in-law, Ruby Poteet of Navarro and Geneva Hodge of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Madisonville Funeral Home.

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Feb. 28, 1915 Dec. 10, 2001

MADISONVILLE Services for Verna Oleta McCarter, 86, of Normangee are set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Normangee.

The Rev. Bill Lanigan of the First United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hopewell Cemetery near Corsicana.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Madisonville Funeral Home.

Mrs. McCarter died Monday in Madison St. Joseph Health Center.

She was born in Tom Green County and lived in Normangee since 1977. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Normangee and worked as a food service manager for the Spring Branch Independent School District.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Shelton McCarter.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Herbert and Ross Ann McCarter of Normangee; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joy Lavoyce and Jimmy Phillips of Corpus Christi and Joyce Delora and Leslie Jones of Franklin; a sister, Willie Mae Long of Lake Jackson, Texas; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.


Virgil Sharpe
Aug 21, 1939 - Dec 13, 2001

Virgil Sharpe, 62, of Chatfield passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001 in Beaumont.

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 the Rev. Paul Porter and the Rev. Virginia O. Bassford officiating. Interment will follow at Chatfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gene Bonsal, Paul Brewer, Mack Brown, Lloyd Fletcher, Larry Johnson, Ralph Lacy, Ron Massey and Don Parrish. Honorary pallbearers will be Brett Cole, Bobby Coyle, Alan Hester, Larry McBay and Robert Miles.

Mr. Sharpe was born Aug. 21, 1939 in Mabank. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Hutchins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Fannie Blue Sharpe; sister, Doris Monsal; and brother, Rudeen Sharpe.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy W. Sharpe of Chatfield; sisters, Jean Brewer of Arlington, Reba Sharpe of Mabank and June Strange of Terrell; brother, Everett Sharpe of Athens; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Chatfield Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 95, Chatfield, Texas 75105.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Anita Marie (Hurley) Fortson
Oct 27, 1922 - Dec 12, 2001

Marie Hurley Fortson, 79, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001 at her residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Connolly officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Todd Marcy, Miles Hardaway, Brett Hardaway, Fred Hardaway, Mitch Czuk and Bob Marcy. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Clarkson, Jack McFerran, Embry Ferguson, Hank Wyatt and Claude Cunningham.

Mrs. Fortson was born Oct. 27, 1922 in Corsicana to Nettie Lee (Collins) and Willie Monroe Hurley. In 1940, she was elected queen of Corsicana High School and graduated from that school. She then attended what was then Texas State College for Women in Denton. During World War II, she worked for Bethlehem Steel in Corsicana.

She married James Edwin Fortson on June 27, 1945 in Corsicana. They lived near Cape Canaveral, Fla. where he was stationed in the U.S. Navy. After the war, they returned to Corsicana to make their home.

Mrs. Fortson was a member of First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school to junior high students. She was active in such organizations as the 19th Century Club and Le Livre. She helped found the local branch of the Friends of the Library.

A talented artist, she excelled at original needlepoint work. She designed and helped make the kneeler cushions at First United Methodist Church in Corsicana, as well as churches in Athens and Malakoff.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Nettie and Monroe Hurley; and an older brother, Bill D. "Bert" Hurley.

Survivors include her husband, James Edwin Fortson of Corsicana; son, James Hurley Fortson of Rice; daughters, Ann Fortson Marcy of Clinton, Okla. and Jane Fortson Hardaway of Richardson; daughter-in-law, Emily Fortson of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Laura Johnston of Corsicana; grandchildren, Jill Marcy Atchley of Clinton, Okla., Todd Marcy of Oklahoma City, Okla., Dr. Mary Hardaway Czuk of Tacoma, Wash., Dixie Hardaway and Brett Hardaway, both of Richardson, Miles Hardaway of Lubbock, and Jennifer Fortson and Jessica Fortson, both of Corsicana; and great-grandsons, Bryler Davin Atchley of Clinton, Okla. and Adam Michael Czuk of Tacoma, Wash.

Memorials may be made to Parkinson's research or First United Methodist Church of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Rosa (Chapman) Bounds

Rosa Bounds, 87, of Wortham passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001 after a lengthy illness at Wortham Rehabilitation Center in Wortham.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Wortham Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Prentiss officiating.

She was born Nov. 28, 1914 in Waxahachie, the daughter of James H. Chapman and Mary Willie Bivings Chapman. After graduation from Waxahachie High School in 1931, she completed a business course in Dallas. She worked as a secretary to the county judge of Ellis County and for Trinity University Insurance Company in Dallas. On Sept. 16, 1933, she married Harry Price Bounds, who preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 1992. They had two sons; the first, Harry Walton, died at birth in 1935; and James Price who was born in 1939 and passed away in 1999.

Mrs. Bounds gave generously of her time as a volunteer to many civic duties and Central Presbyterian Church. She taught Sunday School classes there for more than 50 years and served as Christian Education Director, church secretary and treasurer. She was presented a life membership in the Texas Congress of P.T.A. in 1955 by the local organization. In 1998, she was honored by the Wortham Study Club for her 62 years of active membership. She served 15 active years as an officer of the Wortham Cemetery Association and started the memorial program for the cemetery.

Perhaps her most significant contribution has been the Wortham Memorial Park. She served as a trustee since 1953. The park is under the maintenance of the Wortham Study Club for which she served as chairman.

In addition to being a homemaker, Rosa wrote for the Wortham Journal Weekly as long as it was published locally, and the Mexia Daily News as a volunteer. She was a member of the James Blair Chapter of D.A.R. in Corsicana, and Kinsloe House.

Mrs. Bounds is survived by a sister-in-law, Mary Alice Chapman of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family requests that any remembrance be made as a contribution to Central Presbyterian Church or the Wortham High School Academic Sweater and Scholarship Program.

Arrangements by Porter Funeral Home.


May L. Wilson

May L. Wilson, 85, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001 in Arlington.

Services will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Chapel, 3100 White Settlement Road in Fort Worth. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Mrs. Wilson was born May 27, 1916 in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Wilson.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Larry Pike of Burleson, Carolyn and Doug Robinson of Hurst, Linda and Kenny Allen of Lake Charles, La., and Sharon and Paul Hower of Forestburg; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one niece; and two nephews.

Arrangements by Greenwood Funeral Home, Fort Worth


Elnora (Primous) Watson

Elnora Watson, 63, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2001 in Corsicana.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Moore, pastor, and the Rev. Vernon Cooks, eulogist, officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Sims, Clifford Strain, Billy Palms and Sam Butcher.

Mrs. Watson was born Jan. 9, 1938 in Corsicana. She was a member of Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church where she served as usher and member of the choir. She was a 1956 graduate of G.W. Jackson High School graduate of Navarro College School of Nursing as a LVN; former employee of Parkland and St. Paul Hospitals in Dallas; Mel-Haven Convalescent Home, Home Health Care and Hat Factoray, all in Corsicana.

Mrs. Watson is survived by two daughters, Sandra of Corsicana and Lisa of Ennis; two sons, Floyd of Alabama and Lawrence of Dallas; mother, Lucille Grayson of Corsicana; father, Sylvester Primous; 13 sisters, Rosie Marie, Mary, Betty, Silvia, Coby, Shirley, Sharon, Eva, Milra, Bonita, Clara, Renetta, and Doree; nine brothers, Charles, Sammy, Sylvester Jr., Mikem Ernesto, Lovia, Albert, Joseph and Ignucio; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Janet (Walker) Threet

Janet Threet, 47, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Garland Bailey, Monte Cheek, Jason Crocker, Mike Simmington, Jeremy Skinner and Billy Thomas.

She was born May 4, 1954 in Waxahachie.

Survivors include her companion, Gary Jackson of Corsicana; father, Lee Walker of Normangee; daughters, LeAnn Crocker and husband Jason, Julie Moorehouse and Tracy Threet, all of Corsicana; sisters, Jerri Bonner and Suzanne Walker, both of Corsicana; brother, Robbie Walker of Corsicana; grandmother, Myrtle Mooneyhan of Palestine; and granddaughters, Hailee Crocker and Madison Moorehouse, both of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Eddie Jewell (Brown) Ray

Jewell Ray

Jewell Ray, 87, of Emhouse passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Don Inman officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lewis Watkins, Mike Watkins, Kevin Watkins, Charles Ray, Jimmy Jameson and Chad Younger.

Mrs. Ray was born March 22, 1914 in Seagoville. She was a member of Emhouse Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, W. C. "Bud" Ray; second husband, Wildon Owen; and daughter, Rita June Younger.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Lavonne and Robert Watkins of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Pat Ray of Emhouse; brother and sister-in-law, Lester and Elsie Brown of Corsicana; sister-in-law and husband, Lillian and Virgil Jackson of Corsicana; grandsons, Lewis Watkins and wife Margie of Barry, Mike Watkins and wife Lorri of Bedias, Kevin Watkins and wife Liz of Overton, Charles Ray of Emhouse, Jimmy Jameson of Hillsboro and Chad Younger of Itasca; granddaughters, Wendy Caldwell of Burleson and Rita Wood and husband James of Elberton, Ga.; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Vera Lee Remonte

Vera Lee Remonte, 101, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Luke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gene Cravens officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Remonte was born Aug. 27, 1900 in Denton. As a young girl she played piano for silent movies and vaudeville acts, dance classes, etc. She was a member of Kinsloe House and Kinsloe House Board of Directors, named Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year in 1976 by the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, was on the Corsicana public housing board, was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, chaired St. Lukes Meals on Wheels program twice, and was involved in many other activities.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Remonte; daughters, Laurette Ann Remonte and Dorothy Remonte Frank; and son, John M. Remonte Jr.

Survivors include her son, Robert L. Remonte of Dallas; grandsons, Joe Remonte and Roger C. Frank III, both of Austin, John M. Remonte of Corsicana, Jack Remonte of Dallas, and John Frank of Corpus Christi; granddaughters, Julie Barnes of Duluth, Ga. and Jayne Payne of Knoxville, Tenn.; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Ashley Ann Klander

Ashley Ann Klander, 7, of Blooming Grove passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001 in Navarro County.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ashley Ann Klander 12/20/2001

Ashley Ann Klander, 7, of Blooming Grove passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001 in Navarro County.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Stephen Linney officiating and Jim Hennessey assisting.

Pallbearers will be Jason Klander, Chris Simonfalvi, Randy Morman and Allen Phillips.

She was born May 3, 1994 in Dallas. She was a second grade student at Blooming Grove Elementary School.

Survivors include her parents, Kevin and Melanie Klander of Blooming Grove; brother, Nathan Klander of Blooming Grove; grandparents, Lester and Judy Morman of Hawkins, Eric and Alba Ingram of Irving and Jim Klander of Blooming Grove.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Sharon (Conner) Klander
Nov 21, 1946 - Dec 18, 2001

Sharon Klander, 55, of Blooming Grove passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Sharon Klander

Sharon Klander, 55, of Blooming Grove passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Stephen Linney officiating and Jim Hennessey assisting. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas.

Mrs. Klander was born Nov. 21, 1946 in Houston to Elwood and Doris Conner. She was a teacher at Candy Cane Day Care Center.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Klander of Blooming Grove; mother, Doris Conner of Corsicana; sons, Kevin Klander of Blooming Grove and Jason Klander of Midlothian; daughter, Lisa Simonfalvi of Euless; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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12/20 Fatal accidents still under investigation

By RAYMOND LINEX II/Daily Sun Staff

The investigation into Tuesday's two-fatality automobile accident on State Highway 22 continues.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Kenneth Authier said his office is still searching for the vehicle Sharon Klander's 1988 red Toyota truck went around before it hit a Suburban head-on about 7:45 Tuesday morning. The collision left Klander and her 7-year-old granddaughter, Ashley, dead.

Neither victim was wearing a seatbelt, DPS reports stated.

"In fatal wrecks it is" common, Authier said. "When you wear your seatbelt, the odds of getting killed are a lot less."

Services for Sharon Klander and Ashley Klander will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton-Funeral Chapel.

The accident was one of two Tuesday morning in Navarro County that led to fatalities. A one-car rollover near Dawson led to the death of 88-year-old Nettie Reese Rickes of Austin. Rickes' husband, 75-year-old Louis Rickes, was driving their 1999 silver Ford four-door when it drove off of State Highway 31 1.3 miles west of Dawson, struck a driveway culvert and overturned and landed upright, according to DPS reports. Rickes was wearing her seatbelt.

In the Hwy. 22 collision, Authier is trying to determine the significance of a third vehicle possibly involved. Some witness reports indicate Klander may have moved into the west-bound lane from the east-bound lane to avoid a vehicle that pulled out in front of her, Authier said. Others indicated Klander may have been trying to pass the vehicle in a no-passing zone, he said.

Lisa Bland, driver of the Suburban, and daughter Alexandra Bland of Corsicana were injured but were listed in good condition at Navarro Regional Hospital Tuesday.

Debbie Taylor, owner of Candy Cane Corner Child Care Center, employed Klander. Taylor said Klander was a model employee. Taylor said Klander usually showed up for work at 8 a.m.

"When she didn't come in, I got concerned," Taylor said. She said she had heard of the Hwy. 22 accident, but was told the vehicles involved didn't match the description of Klander's.

"She didn't come, didn't come and didn't come. I thought, "Something's wrong,' " Taylor said. "I called her home, called her mother. Finally, someone said it was a little red pickup and I went to the hospital."

There, Taylor said she was told it was not Klander because a wrong name had been given. She then found relatives.

"Sharon wouldn't have wanted it any other way," Taylor said. "She spent every extra minute of the day with Ashley ...

"I know she's gone to live with Jesus and jumping for joy with her granddaughter."

Taylor said she never knew Klander to be in a hurry or drive fast.


Roy Earl Thompson

Roy Earl Thompson, 68, of Lancaster passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2001 at Charlton Methodist Hospital in Lancaster.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Kerens with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Russ Kincaid, Will Winkler, Eddie Stebbins, Jermey Almand, Richard Bales, Dyane Speer, Jay Doerr and Jeff Winkler.

Mr. Thompson was born Aug. 8, 1933 in Kerens. He was a Korean War veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pate and Eunice Thompson; and grandson, Jason Doerr.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Thompson of Lancaster; daughters and sons-in-laws, Virginia and Jeff Winkler of Lancaster and Belinda and Dyane Speer of Kerens; son-in-law, Jay Doerr; grandsons, Russ Kincaid of Fort Lewis, Wash. and Will Winkler of Lancaster; granddaughter, Brandi Kincaid of Kerens; extended grandchildren, Eddie, DeAnn, Austie and Edward Stebbins, all of Arlington, and Jermey, Jennifer, Trevor and Jason Levi Almand, all of Mansfield; sister, Dorothy Stifler of Garland; brother, Bert Almand of Mansfield; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Kerens Building Fund.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.

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Kami Lynette Dickens
Jun 11, 1982 - Dec 19, 2001

Kami Lynette Dickens, 19, of Rice, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bob Dixon officiating. Interment will be at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.

Pallbearers will be Clint Walling, Bill Cuellar, Tim McDonald, John Biggs, Chad Samsel, Andy Gipson, Manuel Saucedo and Monte Cheek.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robin Hunnicutt, Randy Wood, Jeremy Skinner, Clay Stevenson, Tori Cunninghem, Brook Davis, Ray Thompson and Heath Coker.

She was born June 11, 1982 in Lubbock.

Kami was valedictorian of Rice High School Class of 2000 and was given a full two-year scholarship to attend Navarro College. She planned on becoming a child psychologist. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rice and was active in the youth group. She enjoyed spending time with her sisters, going to the movies and shopping. She was a cheerleader, officer of her class, PALS member, FFA student council and FCA member.

She also ran track and played volleyball. For the past year, Kami was on dialysis and would want to recognize all the dialysis patients for their courage and strength. Kami always gave 100 percent effort in her activities and loved her family and friends.

She is survived by her parents, Mark and Lynette Dickens; sisters, Melissa, Jessica and Sarah, all of the Rice-Tupelo area; grandparents, Edgar and Nancy Montgomery of Rice, Larry and Pat Warren of Corsicana and Louis and Diantha Reznicek of Tupelo; great grandparents, Ernie Fincher of Corsicana and Rex and Juanita Bower of Corsicana; aunts and uncles, Lee and Janette Montgomery of Rice, Scott and Tamera Montgomery of Emhouse, Richard and Molly Barlow of Corsicana and Robert and Mitzi Gray of Tupelo and cousins, Crystel and Daniel Montgomery, Jeff and Kyle Montgomery, Ben Barlow, Mike Gray, Ashley, Courtney and Justin Warren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Marvin Thomas Alford
March 26, 1936 - Dec 19, 2001

Marvin Thomas Alford, 65, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Williams officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born March 26, 1936 in Navarro County and was a laborer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas J. and Annie Mae Hamilton Alford; sister, Patty Ann Alford and son, Tommy Joe Alford.

He is survived by his son, David Alford of Corsicana; daughters, Elisa Alford of Dallas and Linda Herring of Kaufman; sisters, Libby Ann Clevinger of Whitney, Rudy Mae Covey of Kemp, Doris Denell Kirk of Dallas, Dorothy Jean Meekins of Tyler and Barbara Sue Pelts of Ariz.; brothers, William G. Jolly Jr. of Arlington and William Earl Miller of Dallas; seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.


Ruby E. (Powell) McMath
May 1, 1904 - Dec 19, 2001

Ruby E. McMath, 97, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Denver City Memorial Park with the Rev. Randy Butler officiating.

Mrs. McMath was born May 1, 1904 in Gatesville, She was a longtime resident of Denver City, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Denver City. She and her late husband Lester Eugene McMath owned and operated the McMath Grocery Store for many years. She later moved to Corsicana with her son and his family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Eugene McMath; parents, Thomas and Laura Powell; sisters, Waldean Lane and Tommie Lee Powell; brothers, Fletcher Powell and Othur Powell and Virgil Powell.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Susan McMath of Corsicana; sisters, Mollie Millard of Bellmead and Virginia Rauschenburg of Gatesville; grandsons, Jason Hooper of San Angelo, Justin Hooper of Fort Worth and Bankston McMath of Corsicana; granddaughters, Nanette McMath and Jacquline Townsend and husband Steven, all of Roswell, N.M.; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Clovis Earl Ross
Jan 29, 1913 - Dec 18, 2001

Clovis Earl Ross, 88, of Gun Barrel City, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001 in Tyler.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City with the Rev. Kenneth Hensley and the Rev. Kenneth Brooks officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Navarro County.

Mr. Ross was born Jan. 29, 1913 in Blooming Grove to John Thomas and Lillian (Lloyd) Ross. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served in World War II.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include his loving wife, Minnie Sue Ross of Gun Barrel City; daughters and sons-in-law, Joy and Reese Beale of Corsicana, Charlotte and Keith Harmon of Tyler, and Pam and Dewey Lambert of Broken Arrow, Okla.; son and daughter-in-law, Don and Joyce Bryant of Mead, Okla.; three grandsons, five granddaughters, three great-grandsons, one great-granddaughter, nieces, nephews, other family members and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank.


Charles Finis Dominy
Jun 13, 1903 - Dec 20, 2001

Charles F. Dominy

Charles F. Dominy, 98, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Westhill Church of Christ with Ferman Carpenter officiating, assisted by Don Bowen. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

Honorary pallbearers will be Maco Stewart, Ferma C. Stewart, Bob Harper, Jerry Cockerham, Joe Glass, Dick James, Mark Culwell, Robert Walker, Charles Henry Harrison and Warren Murphey.

Mr. Dominy was born June 13, 1903 in Pennington, Texas. He moved to Corsicana in 1944 with his wife and children. He was the original owner of Dominy Ready Mix. He was a dedicated and loyal member of Westhill Church of Christ.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Milfred Hudson Dominy; brothers Alton and wife Lois of Houston and C.B. Dominy and wife Jean of Seattle, Wash.; son Dan Dominy and wife Rita of Corsicana; daughters Linda Brim and husband Gary of Wimberly and Robbie Sallee and husband Mickey of San Angelo; grandsons Chris and Mitch Coker of San Angelo, Louis Huggins of Austin and Wes Dominy and wife Lea of Corsicana; granddaughters Paige Downs and husband Richard of Arlington, Wendy McCaskill and husband Scott of Wimberly and Dana Wetzel and husband Michael of Arlington; and great-grandchildren Madison, Collin, Max, Logan, Zachary and Rex.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • Social Security Death Index:
    C F DOMINY 13 Jun 1903 20 Dec 2001 (V) 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 450-03-9407 Texas

 


Brandon Heith Robertson Jr.

Brandon Heith Robertson Jr., infant, passed away Dec. 20, 2001 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001 at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.

Survivors include his parents, Brandon and Rachael Robertson of Emhouse; grandparents, Floyd and Lida Robertson of Corsicana, Danny Drain of Emhouse, and Betsy Bedard of Cedar Hill; great-grandparents, Jeanie McMichael of Houston, Howard and Evelyn Drain of Emhouse and James McMichael of Livingston; aunt, Kristen Alvarado and Anthony of Corsicana; uncles, Jason and Bucky Robertson of Corsicana, Lynn Drain and Jason Drain, both of Emhouse; cousin, Summer Renea Robertson of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Verta Mae (Fuller) Wagner
Feb 1, 1935 - Dec 21, 2001

Verta Mae Wagner, 66, of Frost passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2001 in Dallas.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Wagner was born Feb. 1, 1935 in Corsicana to Troy W. and Lake Fuller. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her father, and a brother, Troy A. Fuller.

Mrs. Wagner is survived by her husband, George E. Wagner of Frost; mother, Lake Fuller of Corsicana; son, Ricky Wagner of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Gwendolyn and Bill Reves of Ennis and Cynthia and Robert Bergey of Corsicana; grandchildren; George Stephen Wagner, Candi Renee Reeves, Brandy Bergey, Jonathan Bergey, Blair Bergey, Ashley Reeves, Jamie Reves; seven great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Darlene Fuller of Rowlett; sisters and brother-in-law, Nettie Adkins of Pleasant Grove, Pat Reed of Richland, and Shirley and Elwood Barnes of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana


Zola Mae (Lusk) Gillen 
Dec 2, 1919 - Dec 22, 2001

Zola Mae Gillen, 82, of Blooming Grove passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001 in Blooming Grove.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Rev. Bill Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Paul Gillen, Heath Gillen, Clay Gillen, Roy Dean Ingham, Tony Harris and Terry Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be Rodney Lusk and Wayne Lusk.

Mrs. Gillen was born Dec. 2, 1919 in Frost to Joseph and Katie Lusk. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C. L. Gillen; grandson Stacy Gillen; brothers C. C. Lusk, L. D. Lusk, Wilson Lusk and Buddy Lusk; and sister Ruby Lusk.

Mrs. Gillen is survived by sons Gary Gillen and wife Pat of Austin and Paul Gillen and wife Janet of Blooming Grove; daughters Wanda Harris and husband Jimmy of Blooming Grove and Betty Raley of Dawson; brothers Andrew Lee and James Loyd of Houston, Clyde Wesley of Blooming Grove and Edward Ray of Lake Charles, La.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

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Palmer Alexander Sheets
May 18, 1908 - Dec 20, 2001

P.A. (Punk) Sheets

P.A. (Punk) Sheets, 93, of Breckenridge passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001 in Abilene.

A rosary service will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at Morehart Mortuary in Breckenridge.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father George Foley officiating. Interment will follow at Breckenridge Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Justin Sheets, Trey Sheets, T. J. Taylor, Christopher Elkins, Ronnie Sinks and David Willis.

Mr. Sheets was born Palmer Alexander Sheets May 18, 1908 in Corsicana. He grew up in Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High. He attended Baylor University for two years. He married Leah Gaye Dees in Archer City Dec. 3, 1933. He was an independent oil operator. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Breckenridge Elks Lodge for 45 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, two brothers, two sisters and granddaughter Denise Sheets.

Mr. Sheets is survived by son Bob Sheets and wife Sylva and grandchildren Douglas and Terry Jo Sheets, all of Westminster, Colo.; grandchildren Deborah and Mark Taylor of Elizabeth, Colo.; great-grandchildren Justin and Amy Sheets of Castle Rock, Colo., Trey Sheets of Colorado, Christopher Elkins, Katie Elkins and T. J. Taylor, all of Elizabeth, Colo.; great-great-grandson Alexander Palmer Sheets of Castle Rock, Colo.

Memorials may be made to West Texas Rehabilitation Center of Meal on Wheels.

Arrangements by Morehart Mortuary in Breckenridge.


Charles William Skelton
Aug 17. 1922 - Dec 20, 2001

Charles Williams Skelton, 79, of Athens passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church in Athens.

Mr. Skelton was born Aug. 17. 1922 to Estelle Van Hook Skelton and John Fredrick Skelton in Corsicana. He was raised by grandparents Ethel Fairfax Van Hook and husband William Camillus. He graduated from Corsicana High School and Texas A&M with a degree in electrical engineering. He was registered professional engineer, licensed in the state of Texas. During his career he designed the Flight Programmer for the Titan ICBM, circuitry for the guidance computer for the Minute Man ICBM and telemetry for the Saturn Rocket used in the Apollo Moon program. Other activities included the design of surveillance equipment for the Central Intelligence Agency, intrusion detection equipment for the U.S. Army in Vietnam and a world-wide timing system for the U.S. Air Force for the detection of Soviet Nuclear explosives. Skelton was the grantee of seven patents as a result of these efforts.

Skelton was employed by Texas Instruments for nine years, resigning as Senior Project Engineer. Later, he was founder and president of International Data Systems, Inc., co-founder and vice president of Data Point Corporation and chairman of Johnson Electronics. After retiring from engineering, he was employed by the city of Athens as a building official. He served in the Texas National Guard and U.S. Navy during World War II.

Skelton was a member of the Athens First Presbyterian Church, a former member and deacon of Irving First Presbyterian Church; a member of Irving Masonic Lodge No. 1218; Athens Masonic Lodge No. 165; Dallas Scottish Rite Bodies; Hella Temple Shrine; Alcoholics Anonymous; American Radio Relay League; Athens Radio Club; and the Quarter Century Wireless Association.

He was preceded in death by son Russell Fairfax Skelton; brother John Fredrick Skelton, Jr.; and sister Ethel Louise Skelton White.

Mr. Skelton is survived by wife Jeanette Purifoy Skelton; sons Bill Skelton and wife Maria of Grandbury, Daphney Skelton of Houston and David Skelton and wife Roberta of Hillsboro; brother-in-law Frank M. White of Winnsboro; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Foster and Brown Funeral Home in Athens.

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Alvis Jackson Harwell
Sep 1, 1916 - Dec 22, 2001

Alvis Jackson Harwell, 85, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating. Intermnet will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Harwell was born Sept. 1, 1916 in Prarie Hill and was employed as an accountant for the R. E. Hable Construction Company, and he also owned and operated his own tax-preparation service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a veteran serving as a tech sergeant in the U.S. Army-Air Force during WWII. He served 3.5 continuous years in the Phillippines, Australia, New Guinea and others. He graduated Corsicana High School and attended Southern Methodist University where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Byron and Stella Kent Harwell; brother, Rayford Harwell and sister, Margaret Harwell.

He is survived by his wife, Patty Collins Harwell of Corsicana; sons, David Allen and Candy Harwell of Cartersville, Ga. and Bruce and Michelle Harwell of San Antonio; sister-in-law, Jessie Harwell of Dallas; granddaughter and husband, Gail and Greg Arcemont of Woodstock, Ga.; grandaughters, Shelby Harwell of Cartersville, Reagen Harwell of Clarksville, Tenn., Stephanie Michalzik of Austin and Chrissy Harwell of San Antonio; grandson, Steven and Alisa Michalzik of Bozeman, Mont.; great granddaughter, Kali Arcemont of Woodstock, Ga. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Virgil Lewis Bowen
Nov 10, 1909 - Dec 22, 2001

Virgil Lewis Bowen, 92, of Corsicana and Oklahoma City, Okla. passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001 in Corsicana.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with his son, Don Bowen officiating and assisted by Ferman Carpenter. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Tuttle Cemetery in Tuttle, Okla.

Pallbearers will be grandson and grandsons-in-law.

Mr. Bowen was born Nov. 10, 1909 in Jack County to Walker Bowen and Minnie Cox Bowen and attended Draughons Business College in Wichita Falls where he met and married Zelma Leland Monaghan. He worked as an accountant for the General Mills Corporation in Wichita Falls and was transferred to Oklahoma City in 1947 where he served as an accountant and regional credit manager until his retirement in 1964. He then spent several years as the accountant and assistant manager of the World Amateur Softball Association in Oklahoma City.

For many years he preached for several rural churches in Texas and Oklahoma and also served as an elder in several congregations of the Church of Christ in Texas and Oklahoma. He was a member of the Westhill Church of Christ and also the Putnam City Church of Christ in Putnam City, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his wife Zelma Bowen in 1992.

He is survived by his son, Don and Shirley Bowen of Corsicana; granddaughter, Brenda Sandifer and husband, Hugh of Abilene; grandson, Donny and Sheryl Bowen of Amarillo; granddaughter Bridget Price and husband, Don Allen of Dallas, Briana and husband, Dr. Eric Fleming of Keller; great grandchildren, Dakota and Madison Sandifer, Collin Bowen, Logan and Brinley Price and Ethan and Rhett Fleming.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home and Texas & Guardian Westside Funeral Home of Oklahoma City.


Euda Victoria (Coker) Barnett
Aug 9, 1916 - Dec 23, 2001

Euda Victoria (Coker) Barnett, 85, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.

She was born August 9, 1916 in Emhouse.

She is survived by sons, Benny Barnett of Corsicana and Paul and Janice Barnett of Lovington, NM; grandchildren, Diana Manley of Midland, Kim Spivey of Atlanta, Ga. and Steve Barnett of Hattiesburg, Miss. and seven great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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  • Wife of Clarence Emmitt Barnett

Charlie Wayne "Chiley' Johnston 
Sep 11, 1925 - Dec 24, 2001

Funeral services for Charlie Wayne "Chiley" Johnston, 76, of Bonham will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Bonham. Bro. Morris Robbins and Bro. Marty Hutchings will officiate. Interment will follow at the Willow Wild Cemetery.

Family visitation will be at Wise Funeral Home 7 to 9 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be Harry Hughes, Wink Hamby, Jim Nicholson, Grady Cockerham, Tom Bankston, Cordell Forman, Jimmy Kerr, and Dub Coonrod.

Mr. Johnston passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2001 at the Clyde Cosper Texas State Veterans Nursing Home.

He was born Sept. 11, 1925 at Barry, the son of Hal and Lena Watkins Johnston. He graduated from Athens High School in May 1943 and served in the Army Air Force as a cadet in October 1943 and graduated from navigation school on June 25, 1945. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the Army Air Force. He attended and played football at Austin College in Sherman before transferring to East Texas Baptist College in 1948, where he played football. He was elected co-captain by his teammates and won the Best Blocker Award in 1949 at East Texas Baptist College. He graduated in 1950. He was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at East Texas Baptist in Marshall in 1996 in football. After graduation he went into farming and ranching and had been doing that ever since. He and Francine Nicholson were married Oct. 6, 1950 in Marshall and were married for 51 years at his passing. He was an active member of the Boyd Baptist Church from 1952-2001. He worked for the McKinney Production Credit Office in Bonham for 16 years in the 1950s and 1960s, when he and Francine first moved to Fannin County, and was also active in all the farm activities of the county during that time.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Joe and Clyde.

Mr. Johnston is survived by his wife, Francine Johnston of Bonham; daughter and son-in-law, Jerra and Barry Reynolds of Kingston, Okla.; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Debbie Johnston of Ivanhoe; four grandchildren, Courtney and husband Jon Cooper, Ryan Johnston, Jeremy Krietel and Scott Sellers; a great-grandson, Dakota Johnston; sister, Evalee Tackett of Arlington; two sisters-in-law, Doris Johnston of Malakoff and Hortense Johnston of Dallas; several nieces and nephews and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Chiley Johnston Memorial Fund Boyd Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Wise Funeral Home, Bonham.


Herman Vesta "Bud' Andrus
Jan 29, 1924 - Dec 26, 2001

H. V. "Bud" Andrus, 77, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gene Cravens officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Burns, Charles Fincher, Jackie Farmer, Fred Branam, Bill Chandler and Steve Phillips. Honorary pallbearer will be Leroy Bonner.

Mr. Andrus was born Jan. 29, 1924 in Corsicana. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a loving husband and devoted father. Mr. Andrus was a longtime member of the St. Luke's United Methodist Church where he served on various committees. He worked for the Navarro County Electric Co-op in excess of 42 years. He also is a former member of the Noon Day Lions Club.

Mr. Andrus is survived by his wife of 53 years, Evelena Andrus of Corsicana; sons and daughter-in-law, Steve Andrus of Eureka and Stuart and Karen Andrus of Kaufman; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Gary Campbell of Corsicana; three granddaughters, Ashleigh Andrus of Kaufman, Whitney Andrus of Eureka and Sara Campbell of Corsicana; two grandsons, Michael Andrus of Kaufman and Blair Cambell of Corsicana; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Hugh and Bea Parrish Jr. of Corsicana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Sidney J. Smith
July 2, 1917 - Dec 26, 2001

Sidney J. Smith, 84, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Steve Orbison officiating. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mr. Smith was born July 2, 1917 in Grand Saline to William Coman Smith and Corrie Conley Pierce Smith. He was a member of the North Beaton Church of Christ. Mr. Smith ran Dietz Memorial for 24 years before retiring.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Jack A. Baggett
Dec 29, 1923 - Dec 24, 2001

Jack A. Baggett, 77, of Mesquite passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Smart officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Carroll Boswell, Robert Hull, Sam Moore, Mike Stevens, Doug Wood, Gary Wood and Larry Baggett. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Corsicana Noon Lions Club.

Mr. Baggett was born Dec. 29, 1923 in Blooming Grove to Efra Harrison Baggett and Marvin Baggett, he lived in many places in Texas. He graduated from Beaumont South Park High School in 1941 and after military service in the U.S. Army during World War II, settled in Corsicana. While attending Navarro Junior College, he met Franchelle McWilliams, daughter of Charles McWilliams and Lola Mae Stover. Franchelle enchanted his life for 47 years until her death in 1994. He worked at Bethlehem Steel and then in business for himself as an operator for Humble Oil and Refining. His station on 2nd Avenue was a pulse point for Corsicana, allowing all to visit and exchange ideas and news. Mr. Baggett devoted much of his life to his work through the Lion's Club. The Cripple Children's Camp, Program for Glasses and Eye Bank, Christmas parties for the children of the Corsicana State Home and the Texas War on Drugs were just among the many projects that drew his keen interest and participation. He was president of the Noon club, District Governor of Lions District 2-X3, and member of the Past District Governors Council. Mr. Baggett is a member of the Lions Hall of Fame.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Flanchelle Baggett; and son, Ray Baggett.

Mr. Baggett is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Charlie McConathy of Mesquite; brother, Don Baggett of Beaumont; granddaughter, Julie McConathy of Euless; and grandson, Clark McConathy of Mesquite.

Memorials may be made to Texass Crippled Children's Camp, P.O. Box 294247, Kerrville, Texas 78029-0247.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Flonzell Roberts
Sep 14, 1924 - Dec 22, 2001

Flonzell Roberts, 77, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001 at the V.A. Medical Center in Dallas.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Dairy Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Chatfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Mr. Roberts was born Sept. 14, 1924 in Corsicana to Bailey and Sarah Roberts. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth; and son, Serintos Roberts.

Mr. Roberts is survived by a daughter, Bertha Mae Hudspeth of Salt Lake City, Utah; son, Flonzell Roberts Jr. of Long Beach, Calif.; four grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clyde Roberts of Rice and William Bill Roberts of San Francisco; four sisters, Eva Mae Miller of Dallas, Sara Roberts, Annie Roberts Fortune and Bertah Roberts Johnson, all of Corsicana; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Bennie Claud Waggoner
Nov 21, 1930 - Dec 27, 2001

Bennie Claud Waggoner, 71, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

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

Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Boyd, Fred Brannon, Kenneth "Jeep" Brock, Richard Cutrer, Trey Harper and Matt Waggoner.

Mr. Waggoner was born Nov. 21, 1930 in Vernon. He was an accounting supervisor for Lone Star Gas and a member of Northside Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving in Korea.

He was preceded in death by his father, Claud Waggoner; and sister, Linda Bills.

Mr. Waggoner is survived by his wife, Ines Waggoner of Corsicana; mother, Edith Pearl Waggoner of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Sandra Waggoner of Plano; grandson, Matthew Waggoner of Plano; stepgrandson, Trey Harper of Plano; brother-in-law, J. G. Bills of Arlington; and sister-in-law, Lucille Clark of Troup.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Richard L. Beck
Aug 31, 1947 - Dec 25, 2001

Richard L. Beck, 54, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Vistation will be 7 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Chapel.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Kelly officiating. Interment will be at Woodland Memorial Park.

Mr. Beck was born Aug. 31, 1947 in Frost.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Rosie Beck; one brother; and two sisters.

Mr. Beck is survived by his wife, Johnnie Mae Beck of Corsicana; four sons, Lenny Ray and James Ray, both of Dalls, Wellington Cotton of Corsicana, and Charles Bryant of Sherman; a daughter, Shawnette Beck of Dallas; three brothers, Ellis Beck Jr., Robert Earl Beck and Johnny Beck Jr.; a sister, Roberta West; devoted nephew, Lavell Davis; three brothers-in-law, Dubart Conley, Willie Conley and Arthur Conley; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Lillie Rachel (Bonner) Stubbs
Mar 7, 1911 - Dec 26, 2001

Lillie Rachel Bonner Stubbs, 90, of Gatesville passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001 in Gatesville.

Visitation will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Gatesville Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Gatesville Funeral Home. Interment will be at Bogg Cemetery near Cranfills Gap.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mrs. Stubbs was born March 7, 1911 on the family farm in the community of Retreat near Corsicana in Navarro County. She was the oldest of five children born to Grennie Leven and Addie Thedochie Cox Bonner. On May 12, 1950, Rachel and James Clifford Stubbs were united in marriage in Corsicana. She lived most of her life in Gatesville. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church. She sang in the church choir and taught Sunday School classes. She had been a member of the Singing Sixties and loved to sing and play the piano.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Clifford Stubbs; parents; three sons, Leo Carroll Stubbs, Gene Felix Stubbs and John Clinton Stubbs; daughter, Elnora Estelle Stubbs Burns; brother, Olan Bonner; two sisters, Edna Hedrick and Opal Roberson; and grandson, Craig Burns.

Mrs. Stubbs is survived by a sister, Francis Perry; brother, Lowell Bonner, both of Corsicana; three stons, E.T. Stubbs and wife Doroth, Charles Stubbs and wife Gloria, and James Stubbs and wife Barbara; two daughters, Betty Haven and Sarah Gohlke and husband Robert; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Gatesville Funeral Home.


Robert Lee Cox
Feb 28, 1923 - Dec 27, 2001

Robert Lee Cox, 78, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 1:30 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tony Black, Tommy Black, Timothy Black, Mike Henson, Kenny Garrison and Hugh Ellis.

Mr. Cox was born Feb. 28, 1923 in Navarro County to James Elige Cox and Talitha Cumi Bonner Cox. He was a member of Church of Christ. He had worked for the Corsicana Independent School District for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Loyd Hubert Cox; and sister, Violet Lorene Blue.

Mr. Cox is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Eddie Black; grandchildren, Paula Thomas, Tony Black, Tommy Black, Timothy Black, and Lisa Richie; great-grandchildren, Reece Richie, Seth Black, and Ashlyn Black; sister, Emmie Bodily of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Sam Mack Gordon
Apr 14, 1958 - Dec 27, 2001

Sam Mack Gordon, 43, of Eureka passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001 at his residence.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today and Sunday.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Pastor Randall Evans officiating. Interment will be at Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Johnson, Randy Taylor, Carl Humphries, Ron Feldman, Ed Janak and Coy Hodge. Honorary pallbearers will be the maintenance crew at Navarro College.

Mr. Gordon was born April 14, 1958 in Clovis, N.M. to Buck Gordon and Betty Jenkins Gordon Boyte. He was employed by Navarro College.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Mr. Gordon is survived by his wife, Robin Gordon of Eureka; son, Vince Assini and wife Shawna of Navarro; mother and stepfather, Betty and Franklin Boyte of Eureka; granddauther, Michelle Assini; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dany Gordon of Oklahoma, Jimy and Brenda Gordon of Turpin, Okla., and Joe and Florene Gordon of Portales, N.M.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Zane and Robert McCarter of Missouri and Jennifer and Ricky Hill of Elkhart; stepbrothers and stepsisters, Bradley and Debbie Boyte of Eureka, Mitchell and Debbie Williams of Oklahoma and Doug Boyte of Corsicana; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clyde and Christine Jock of Eureka; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, David and Gina Jock of Navarro, Randy and Michelle Jock of Eureka, Rodney and Mary Jock of Corsicana, and Janice McDonald of Mildred; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, friends and family.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Pauline Lucille "Polly" (Hopkins) Pattison
Sep 10, 1916 - Dec 28, 2001

Pauline Hopkins Pattison

Pauline Hopkins Pattison, 85, of Emhouse passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2001 in Emhouse.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Don Inman officiating. Interment will be in Pattison Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gene Montgomery, Tommy Williams, Mike Dooley, Billy Markham, Robert Hopkins and Fred Hopkins.

Mrs. Pattison was born Sept. 10, 1916 in Navarro County. She was a secretary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Pattison; and son, Bernard "Sonny" Pattison.

Mrs. Pattison is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Kattie Pattison of Emhouse; sister, Margie Gamble of Emhouse; three granddaughters, Jonna Pattison of Tyler, Jana Fisher of Corsicana, and Jodi Seider of Priddy; grandson, Johnny Pattison II of Dresden; great-granddaughter, Kasey Fisher of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Joyce (Wheeler) Lepik
Aug 31, 1934 - Dec 28, 2001

Joyce Lepik, 67, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2001 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mrs. Lepik was born Aug. 31, 1934 in Cameron to Simon Jessie Wheeler and Lillie Edison Wheeler. She had been employed by the Corsicana Independent School District.

Mrs. Lepik is survived by daughters, Lori Armstrong and husband Lee of Barry; Lillie Hunter and husband Michael of Donie; grandchildren, Maxi and Jeri Hunter of Buffalo and Christopher Bell of West; sisters, Ruby Naumann of Brenham and Mary Miller of Mt. Calm.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Frances (Prince) Anderson/Fortson
Feb 6, 1926 - Dec 27, 2001

Frances Anderson Fortson, 75, of Rice passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001 in Dallas.

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

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Frank Burrow, Dustin Burrow, Chick Whistler, John Richards, Bruce Butler and David Robinson.

Mrs. Fortson was born Feb. 6, 1926 in Corsicana to Elmer and Addie Louise Prince. She was employed by Navarro Regional Hospital as the Chief X-ray Technologist.

Mrs. Fortson is survived by a son, Jerry Anderson of Rice; daughter, Rebekah Anderson Burrow of Irving; grandchildren, Dustin Burrow of Irving, Abigail Anderson of Rice, and Jessica Anderson of Rice; and brothers, Jester Prince of Oklahoma and Ernest Prince of Golden Meadow, Louis.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Willie Mae Frances (Sneed) Boyd 
Oct 3, 1923 - Dec 28, 2001

Willie Mae Frances Boyd

Willie Mae Frances Boyd, 78, of Blooming Grove passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2001 at her residence.

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

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel, Blooming Grove with David Alexander officiating. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Vance Thompson, Larry Thompson, Randy Glossup, Chuck Morris, Ricky Roach and Sonny Boyd.

Mrs. Boyd was born Oct. 3, 1923 in Bonham to John Sneed and Lela Ann Cook Sneed. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a son, Sidney Glossup.

Mrs. Boyd is survived by her husband, Charlie N. Boyd of Blooming Grove; son, Ronnie Glossup of St. Louis, Missouri; daughter, Linda Thompson of Grand Prairie; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove.

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Chestyne (Akers) Hill 
Sep 24, 1913 - Dec 27, 2001

Chestyne Akers Hill, 88, of Fort Worth passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001 in Sugar Land.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Charles Isbell officiating. Family will receive visitors prior to the service. Interment will be at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steven Barrett, Robert Barrett, Charles Allen, Thomas B. Allen, Thomas W. Allen and Patrick Bell.

Mrs. Hill was born Sept. 24, 1913 in Dawson. She was a longtime resident of Fort Worth. Her husband had been a mortgage banker and Mrs. Hill was a teller for Union Bank in downtown Fort Worth. The Hills were longtime boosters of TCU athletics and were members of the Frog Club. She was a member of the Fort Worth Women's Club and First Baptist Church of Dawson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lynn Adams "Cotton" Hill on Oct. 31, 1989; parents, Owen Chester and Beatrice Fralick Akers; and sister, Hattie Akers Blake on Jan. 27, 1993.

Mrs. Hill is survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews including: Natalie Allen of Sugar Land, Harriet Barrett of Orr's Island, Maine, and Jane Cole of Denton.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.


Jimmie D. Baggett
abt 1926 - Dec 29, 2001

Jimmie D. Baggett, 75, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. B. F. Risinger officiating. Private interment will follow at the DFW National Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Josh Baggett, Roy French, Gene Bullard, Tommy Oliphant, Jerry Bruton, Waye Rose, Nick Hargrave, Arlen St. Claire, Jeff Botkin and Jay Justice.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Noon Day Lions Club, his Sunday School class at First Baptist and all his old golf buddies.

Mr. Baggett served during the WWII, Korean and Vietnam wars. He served in the United States Air Force as Chaplain and retired as Colonel in 1977. He and his family were stationed in many places all over the world.

He pastored many churches including most recently the Westside Baptist Church in Corsicana and is now a member of the First Baptist Church. He was an active member of the Corsicana Lions Club and an avid golfer.

He loved his life doing the Lord's work and was a very loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John P. "Jack" and Geneva Baggerr.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Rose Baggett; sons, John and Karen Baggett of Allen and Mark and Sherry Baggett of Corsicana; grandchildren, Josh Baggett and Jessica Baggett of Corsicana and Lindsay and Emily Baggett of Little Rock, Ark. He also leaves behind many loving friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society and the Building Fund of the First Baptist Church, Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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