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George McWilson Willoughby Jr.
Jun 11, 1935 - Dec 22, 2002

George McWilson Willoughby Jr., 67, of Blooming Grove was received in heaven Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002 after battling COPD for several years.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating.

Mr. Willoughby was born June 11, 1935. He was a loving father and grandfather and he will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ola Willoughby of Palestine; and son, Sammy Joe Willoughby.

Survivors include his children, Charles Willoughby of Palestine, George Willoughby III of Blooming Grove, Boon Willoughby of Arlington, Lisa Hurley of Corsicana, Jeffrey Willoughby and Joe Willoughby, both of Grapeland; and grandchildren, Justin Willoughby, Quentin Willoughby, Johnathon Willoughby, Michael Willoughby, Matthew Willoughby, George Boone, Shaine Hurley and Samuel Hurley.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Marilyn Ann Whitcomb
Aug 7, 1940 - Dec 20, 2002

Marilyn Ann Whitcomb, 62, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2002 at Health Care & Rehab.

No services are planned at this time.

She was born Aug. 7, 1940 in Louisville, Ky.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Richard Edward Andrews
Apr 6, 1950 - Dec 23, 2002

Richard Edward Andrews, 52, of Arlington passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2002 in Arlington.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Andrews was born April 6, 1950 in Hamlin.

Survivors include his wife, Robbie Andrews of Arlington; sons, Jack Andrews and wife Brenda of Plano and Brandon Andrews and wife Alicia of Blooming Grove; daughters, Marcie Allen and husband Rob and Tracey Andrews, all of Arlington; granddaughter, Hillary Andrews of Arlington; grandsons, Justin Andrews of Arlington and Julian Andrews of Blooming Grove; sister, Sharon Andrews of Lampasas; brothers, Lloyd Andrews and Tony Andrews, both of Purdon; sister-in-law, Liz Schultz and husband David of Garland; brothers-in-law, Homer Andrews and Mark Rash of Corsicana and Danny Andrews and wife Barbara of Palestine; nieces, Nicole Schultz of Garland and Amy Andrews of Palestine; nephews, Waylon Schultz of Garland and Daniel Andrews of Palestine; and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Martha Mae Christian
Mar 7, 1917 - Feb 7, 2001

Martha Mae Christian, 83, of Tyler passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001 in Tyler. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Harold Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Mrs. Christian was born March 7, 1917 in Sulphur Springs. She was a member of Pine Spring Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Sondra and Bobby Carter of Tyler and Judy and Michael Murphy of Foster City, Calif.; grandsons, Bill Carter, John Mark Carter, Michael Carter, all of Tyler, Elece Hodge of The Woodlands; three great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters. Memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Esther Elizabeth (Taylor) Dawson
Nov 27, 1907 - Dec 6, 2002

Esther Elizabeth Taylor Dawson, 95, of Conway, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, in Arlington, Texas.

She was born Nov. 27, 1907, in Corsicana, Texas, to the late Giles C. Taylor and Edna Juniel Taylor.

Mrs. Dawson was also preceded in death by her husband, J. C. Dawson Jr., three sisters, Marian Milam of Conway, Ruth Harris, and Mary Taylor; and four brothers, Juniel, Boyce, Thomas, and Warren Taylor.

She was a homemaker, member of Robinson and Center Church of Christ, Cadron Post Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Town and Country Garden Club, and Arkansas Daffodil Association.

She is survived by two sons, James C. Dawson III of Vilonia and David A. Dawson and wife June of Heber Springs; two daughters, Mary Nelle Dawson Hixson and husband A. Ralph of Arlington, Texas, and Jane Dawson Wade and husband L. Farley of Clarksville; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel in Conway with Charles Bane officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Visitation is noon to 1 p.m. Monday.

Memorials may be made to the Southern Christian Home in Morrilton.

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William Carl Murdock
Aug. 21, 1907 - ?

Services for William Carl Murdock, 95, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Guiceland Cemetery in Anderson County. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster.
Mr. Murdock died Sunday.

He was born Aug. 21, 1907, in Anderson County.

Mr. Murdock was educated at Sam Houston State University and received his master’s degree at Texas Christian University. He served as a teacher, principal and school administrator. Tenures of service included 16 years in Navarro County, six years at the State Home in Corsicana, four years at the Buckner Home in Dallas and 19 years in northeast Houston. He retired in 1973 after serving 44 years and resided in Waco.

He was preceded in death b y his wife of 50 years, Mattie Lou “Nonie” Burks Murdock, in 1982.

Mr. Murdock is survived by his daughter, Jane Weatherford of Waco; sisters, Ruth Alsobrook of Galena Park and Audrey Haggerty of Clinton, Utah; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stillwell Retirement Residence in Waco.


Charles Allen Brown, Jr.
Jul 22, 1944 - Feb 4, 2001

Charles Allen Brown, 56, of Trinidad, passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at East Texas Medical Center Athens.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Dan Byrd officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jack Albriton, Jim Richards, Kenneth Brown, Dicky Brown, Matt Brown and Lonnie Huff.

Mr. Brown was born July 22, 1944 in Corsicana.

He is survived by mother, Catherine Schultz of Trinidad; father, Charles A. Brown of Naches; sons, Charles Dillon Brown of Trinidad and Joe Allen Brown of Athens; daughters, Debra Smith of Athens, Tawana Honea of Corsicana and Margo Huff of Montalba; nine grandchildren; brothers, William Brown of Corsicana and George Brown of Trinidad; and sisters, Lucille Meridath of Austin and Linda Howard of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


Ronald Jodie Guinn
July 23, 1934 - Feb 8, 2001

Ronald J. Guinn, 66, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. David Hale and the Rev. Ken Rogers officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steve Dworaczyk, George A. Robinson, Samuel J. Rattan, James V. Robinson, Bill Chandler and Jerry Poarch.

Mr. Guinn was born July 23, 1934 in Dallas to Jodie and Virdie Guinn. He had worked at Kmart.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Guinn of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Vicki Robinson of Fort Worth and Joe and Stacey Robinson of Corsicana; and grandchildren, Justin, Jordan, Sarah, Lauren and Vance.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Garland Keith Chapman
Jan 17, 1957 - Dec 26, 2002

Garland Keith Chapman, 45, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Darin Wood officiating, assisted by Dave Alexander. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Alex Cantu, Ryan Blue, Terry Jacobs, Robert Owens, Tommy Oliphant, Kevin Ward, Brent Chapman, Gary Blackman, Danny Owens and Ernest Sikes. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Knott, Bill Gillispie, Raylon Mason, Buddy Greer, Tommy Graham, Lynn Windstead and Darron Oglsby.

Mr. Chapman was born Jan. 17, 1957 in Corsicana to Frank Varner Chapman and Mildred Louise McGinnis Chapman. As a young man of 17, he followed his father's footsteps and joined the United States Navy. After his discharge and return home, he met and married Janet Perry on Dec. 31, 1980. From this union they had a son and daughter. He was a truck driver. Keith was a very special and loving husband, father, son and brother. His greatest love of all was his Lord and Savior. He was a very faithful member of the Memorial Baptist Church. He loved to sing and spread the word of our Lord through song.

He was preceded in death by his father and his father-in-law.

Mr. Chapman is survived by his wife, Janet Chapman of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Eric Keith and Kendra Chapman of Corsicana; daughter, Blaire Chapman of Corsicana; mother, Mildred Louise McGinnis Chapman of Corsicana; brothers, Dennis Chapman of Houston and Doug Chapman of Corsicana; sister, Linda Owens of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Debbie Blue of Corsicana; mother-in-law, Frances Perry of Corsicana; and a number of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cedar Lake or to the Cancer Association of your choice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Allene (Pitts) Mallory
Jul 20, 1911 - Dec 25, 2002

Allene Mallory

Allene Mallory, 91, of Dawson passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002 at a Corsicana nursing center.

Services will be 10 a.m. today at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Brad Brittain officiating. Interment will be at Dawson Cemetery.

Mrs. Mallory was born July 20, 1911 in Dawson and lived most all of her life there. She was a 1928 graduate of Dawson High School. She worked as a switchboard and telephone operator in Hubbard during World War II. Mrs. Mallory was also a homemaker and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Dawson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Mallory in 1977; a sister, Will Emma Hudson; and brother, H. C. "Bubba" Pitts.

Mrs. Mallory is survived by a sister, Dorothy Hollady of Dawson; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Pitts of Midland.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Kevin Paul Davidson
July 22, 1965 - Dec 24, 2002

Kevin Paul Davidson, 37, of Fort Worth passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002 at St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital in Houston.

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

Pallbearers will be Mark Davidson, Stephen Collins, Jim Collins, Albert Ovalle, Michael Ovalle and Clemente Angulo.

Mr. Davidson was born July 22, 1965 in Corsicana to Randall Davidson and Joyce Marriott Davidson. He was a salesman for Miller Beer Distributing.

Mr. Davidson is survived by his wife, Janis Davidson of Fort Worth; daughter, Stacy Mummey of Denver, Colo.; mother, Joyce Davidson of San Antonio; two grandchildren; and sisters, Teresa Ovalle of Houston and Kelly Carter of Fort Worth.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Richard Leon Rainwater
Oct 25, 1935 - Dec 24, 2002

Richard Leon Rainwater, 67, of Dawson passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002 at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Rainwater was born Oct. 25, 1935 in San Antonio and had been a resident of Dawson since 1986. He was a retired sheetmetal worker and a Navy veteran. Mr. Rainwater was a member of Hubbard Church of God.

Mr. Rainwater is survived by a daughter, Tanja Hebbe of Dawson; brothers, George Rainwater and Don Rainwater, both of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Amanda Smith, Keith Smith and Donny Hebbe, all of Dawson; and friend, Carol Rainwater of Dawson.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Lee Carl
Nov. 29, 1910 - Dec 24, 2002

Lee Carl, 92, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Mr. John Shero officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tony Honza, Mark Honza, Dale Cox, Joe Moreno, Richard Ray, John Skinner, Anthony Skinner and David Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Child, Robert Wakefield-Carl, Davis Wakefield and Dillon Smith.

Mr. Carl was born Nov. 29, 1910 in Dallas.

He was preceded in death by wife Laura Carl, son Rob Carl, brothers Tommy Carl and Fred Carl and sister Elsie McManus.

Survivors include daughters Laurette Lamb and husband Duaril of Ennis, Elsie Shero and husband John of San Saba and Teddy Carl of Corsicana; granddaughters Leah Child and husband Fred of Acworth. Ga., Kathy Smith of San Saba, Eddy Kay Ray and husband Richard of Corsicana, Jill Moreno and husband Joe of Ennis and Charmaine Jankanish of Darby, Mont.; grandsons Tony Honza and wife Gina of Grand Prairie, Mark Honza and wife Kathy of Richland, Dale Cox and wife Sharon of Ennis, Robert Wakefield-Carl and wife Katherine of Torrance, Calif. and David Wakefield and wife Elise of Temecula, Calif.; daughter-in-law Vicky Carl of Murrieta, Calif.; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Westhill Church of Christ and/or Twilight Nursing Home.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lisle 'Lady' (Robinson) Lockhart
Nov 11, 1918 - Dec 23, 2002

Lisle 'Lady' Lockhart, 84, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Lockhart was born Nov. 11, 1918 to Will and Jane Garrison Robinson in Tupelo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Augusta Minus, Hallie Summit and Nona Drake; brothers Richard Robinson, Odie Robinson, John Robinson, George Robinson, William Robinson, Reuben 'Dugan' Robinson and Alex H. Robinson; nephew George Durwood Robinson; and niece Janie Marie Jordan.

Survivors include brother Joe B. Robinson of Tupelo; nieces Julia Mirus Siadous and Saundra Robinson-Smith; nephews Carl F. Mirus Jr., John W. Robinson, Granville G. 'Jack' Summitt, David E. 'Gene' Robinson, Joe W. Robinson, Hugh S. Robinson, Dale A. Robinson, Whelyn G. Robinson, David S. Robinson and Richard R. Robinson; and grandson Jeffrey A. Cansler.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Billie Jo (Ragsdale) Ragsdale
May 31, 1926 - Dec 22, 2002

Billie Jo Ragsdale, 76, of Mabank passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002 in Athens.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Payne Springs United Methodist Church.

Services will be 1 p.m. today at Payne Springs United Methodist Church with Rev. James Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Mrs. Ragsdale was born May 31, 1926 in Barry to Alva and Mable (Massengale) Ragsdale. She was a member of numerous Methodist organizations and other civic organizations.

Survivors include husband James Ragsdale of Mabank; sons David Ragsdale and wife Loretta of Englewood, Colo. and J. Douglas Ragsdale and wife Janet of Mabank; granddaughters Rachel Marie Ragsdale of Englewood, Colo., Jessica Bryson of Mabank and Jennifer Ratcliff of Longview; grandsons Joel David Ragsdale of Englewood, Colo. and Beau Bryson of Mabank; great-grandsons Zachary Sanders and Matthew Sanders, both of Mabank; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home and Cemetery in Mabank.

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Alice Bell Williams
Jun 19, 1911 - Dec 24, 2002

Alice Bell Williams, 91, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002 at West Place Rehabilitation and Nursing

Center of Athens.

Visitation will be 8:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greater Renfro Memorial C.O.G.I.C.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greater Renfro Memorial C.O.G.I.C. with Elder W. Lewis Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Ms. Williams was born June 19, 1911 to Arthur and Mandy Williams in Tehuacana. She received her education in the Leon County School District. She later moved to Corsicana, where she devoted her life to caring for and nurturing her five children. She was employed at the poultry house and the Corsicana Laundry. She accepted Christ early in life and truly loved the Lord and was a devoted and faithful member of Greater Renfro Memorial C.O.G.I.C. She lived as she died with joy, humor and acceptance of God's will.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Daisy Kitchen and Hazel Williams, sons George and Lewis Williams and a great-grandchild, Myron L. Williams II.

Survivors include daughter Rosie Williams of Corsicana; sons Jimmy Williams of Tyler and John F. (Mary) Williams Sr. of Dallas; grandchildren Sheila Hendrix, John F. Williams Jr., Jacqueline Sewell, Hope Jones and Michael Williams of Dallas, Myron (Kim) Williams of Trinidad, Michelle (Henry) Jackson and Lecretia Williams; niece Mary Alice Jones of Corsicana; 26 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; brother James A. Williams; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Thrash Funeral Home in Dallas.

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Estella Agatha (Wilkinson) Moore
Jun 26, 1858 - Oct 11, 1934

Mrs. Estella A. Moore, was born June 26, 1836 [1858] in Mississippi.  She was married to B. L. Moore Dec 5, 1878.  To this union five children were born as follows.  Mrs. N. B. Stroder, W. H. Moore, Ruth Moore (deceased), G. E. Moore and R. L. Moore.

She joined the Baptist Church in the fall of 1886.  There were thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  She was called away in Death Oct 11, 1934.

Hers was a wonderful character.  She was a most devoted wife and loving mother.  Her sacrifices never too great for her family.  She was a friend to all.

(some text changed)... church where as her place in the home, in the..and in our hearts and lives appear vacant for a time.

Therefore be it resolved that we bow in humble submission to the will of Him Who doeth all things well.

Be it resolved: That More of lives and example be more patterned after her whose life and Christian examples have few equals and -  Be it resolved, that her home, Church and Community have lost one of their truest and best members and - Be it resolved: that a copy of this be spread on the church records, a copy be sent ot the Baptist Progress and a copy sent to the bereaved family.  Committee - Mrs. Maud Bowen, Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Stroder.

PS  B.  L. Moore after thoughts about daughter and wife (deceased)  "Two loving faces I'll see no more.  They are in the Prairie Grove Cemetery side by side.  God in his tender mercy has carried their spirits to Paradise.  I want to go."

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EMMETT COMMUNITY WOMAN BURIED THERE FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for Mrs. Estelia Moore, wife of B. L. Moore, Sr., pioneer of the Emmett community, who died Thursday, were held at Emmett Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The family has resided in the Emmett community for more than a half century and has been prominently identified with the financial, civic and church affairs of the western section of the county for many years. Mrs. Moore had been a member of the Baptist church since early in life.
Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. J. T. Stroder, Emmett; three sons, W. H. Moore, Emmett; G. E. Moore, Frost; and R. L. Moore, Dallas, and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren and other relatives.

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Shirley Ann (Stallings) Prestidge
Jul 16, 1936 - Dec 29, 2002

Shirley Ann Prestidge

Shirley Ann Prestidge, 66, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Prestidge was born July 16, 1936 in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her son, E. J. Stewart.

Survivors include her husband, Billy Paul Prestidge of Corsicana; daughter, Elizabeth Stewart-Knox of Corsicana; sisters, Nancy Louise Bromonsky of Richland, and Susie Faye Mathis and Betty Louise Smith, both of Corsicana; brothers, Louise Francis Stallings of Mount Calm, Jimmy Earl Stallings of Beaumont and Donnie Gene Stallings of Richland; mother-in-law, Lillie Mae Cain of Teague; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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James I. Carver
Aug. 3, 1915 - Dec 30, 2002

James I. Carver, 87, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Harold Scott officiating.

Mr. Carver was born Aug. 3, 1915 in Rice.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Carver; and brother, Ilisha Carver.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel A. Carver of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Nancy Carver of Aubrey and James and Barbara Carver of Ennis; seven grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Sarah Ione (Keener) Gray
Aug. 17, 1903 - Dec 29, 2002

Sarah Ione Gray

Sarah Ione Gray, 99, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002 at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Keever Chapel with the Rev. Henry Kleinert of Grace Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will follow at Myrtle Cemetery in Ennis.

Mrs. Gray was born Aug. 17, 1903 in Garrett to Wesley H. and Nannie Evans Keener. She was a graduate of Blanket High School. She then attended Texas Woman's College where she received her teaching certificate. She also attended East Texas State College. On June 29, 1925 she married Jefferson D. Gray of Blanket. In 1926 they moved to Ennis. She was a teacher for Central High and St. John schools. She loved to read and quilt. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and was president of the Residents Council at Twilight Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband June 10, 1980; sons, Wesley Jack Gray in 1926 and Charles Thomas Gray in 1997; granddaughter, Kara McWhorter; and great-grandson, Joshua Gray.

Survivors include her sons and their wives, Bill and Myrna Gray of Slidell, La., Bob and JoAnn Gray of Bluffton, Jeff and Kathy Gray of Johnson City, Jerry and Judy Gray of Alexandria, Va., and Sam and Helen Gray of Las Cruces, N.M.; daughters, Linda Gray of Corsicana and Sallie Hutton and husband John of Ennis; daughter-in-law, Anita Gray of Roanoke, Va.; sister, Ruth O' Bannion of Kirbyville; 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.

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Allen Elliott Edens III
Oct 11, 1940 - Dec 29, 2002

Allen Elliott Edens III, 62, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating.

Mr. Edens was born Oct. 11, 1940 in Corsicana. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Christian Adult Sunday School Class and served as an usher. He was also a member of the Navarro County Emmaus Community. He served on the board of Family Service. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed working as a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels. He was an avid golfer who enjoyed being a part of the TSO Traveling Golf Team and the Old Men's Team. He served in the Christmas in October program. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Kearsarge aircraft carrier. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1959 and later attended and graduated from Navarro College. He attended North Texas State and graduated from Stephen F. Austin where he received a B.A. degree. He was a member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Francys Milner Edens; grandparents, Allen and Allie Edens and Elliott and Lillina Milner; step grandparents, Dr. R. H. and Rita Perry Bryant.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Edens of Corsicana; daughters, Becky Engelbert and husband Kevin of Clearlake and Karen Ramos and husband Dan; son, Michael Conger of Salisbury, Md.; grandsons, Dillon Runion, John Engelbert and Luke Engelbert; parents, Allen and Frances Edens of Corsicana; sister, Francys Duniven and husband Neil of Viena, Va.; nephew Mike Duniven of Viena, Va.; brothers-in-law Les Tarkington and wife Lou of Euless and Stephen Tarkington of Dawson; sisters-in-law Mae Silva and husband Ernie of Detroit and Beth Gerard and husband Gerald of Corsicana; and mother-in-law Eula Tarkington of Corsicana; and numerous cousins.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Grover Raney
Jan 7, 1920 - Dec 28, 2002

Grover Raney, 82, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Olin Raney, Dr. Gary W. Johnson and Rev. Tim Schane officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Timothy Keele, L.D. Patterson, Kenneth Raney, Billy Platt, James Joles and Doyle McGee.

Mr. Raney was born Jan. 7, 1920 in Bardwell.

He was preceded in death by parents Aaron and Carrie Raney; brothers Troy, Shelby, Glenn and Argie Raney; sister Alta Shelton; daughter Rose Ann Raney; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

Survivors include wife Mary Ann Raney of Corsicana; sons Henry Raney, Ronnie Raney and wife Trish, Elton Raney and wife Linda, all of Corsicana, Grover Earl Raney and wife Marsha of Combine, Shelby Raney and wife Donna of Fort Worth, Kenneth Raney and wife Joyce of Carrollton, Steven Raney and wife Ginger of Mart and Robert Raney and wife Jackie of Crossroads; daughters Audrey Raney, Frankie Whisenant and husband Michael, Lena Farmer and husband Morris, Beth Ginn and husband Dean and Joy Michelle Bottoms, all of Corsicana, Joyce Smalling and husband Clyde of Roseberg, Ore., Peggy Gunnels and husband Randy of Trinidad and Charlotte Cordell and husband Mike of Denton; 39 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and sisters Mary Ruth Stovall of Allen, and Helen Thornhill and Ethel Stovall and husband W.R., all of Dallas.

Memorials may be made to House of Praise Church of God, 1345 W. 13th Ave., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dorothy Jeanette (Loosier) Sabo
Dec 24, 1926 - Dec 29, 2002

Dorothy J. Sabo, 76, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Earl Alexander Jr., Edward Cook Sr., Hershel Faucett, Mike Jenkins, Ed Phinney and Calvin Rich.

Mrs. Sabo was born Dec. 24, 1926 in Trinidad. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church, where she served as the nursery secretary for the past 40 years.

She was preceded in death by husband Joseph Sabo and daughter Avie Lucille Sabo.

Survivors include son Joseph Allen Sabo of Corsicana and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Johnny Mack Brown
Mar 19, 1943 - Dec 29, 2002

Johnny Mack Brown, 59, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002 in Corsicana.

Quiet hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Scott Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor K. D. Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Brown was born March 19, 1943 in the Timothy community. He received his education in the Corsicana Independent School District schools, graduating in 1962. He was self employed as a used car parts seller.

He was preceded in death by his father, Odie "Buster" Brown.

Survivors include his mother, Maurine Brown; daughters, Yolanda Brown-Holt, Janice Billington, April E. and Taniqwa Allen; sons, Kenneth Brown, Marcus Tarbutton, Robert Billington and Johnathan McDonald; brothers, Leroy Brown, Marcus and Timothy; sisters, Clarice Whitfield, Shelia and Rochelle; uncle, Edward King; aunts, Viesta Lewis, Earline Miller, Queen E. Armstead and Almarie Hagger; special friend, Theresa Brown; devoted friends, Tammie Jackson, "Bo Deen" Gipson and Alvin Jones; nine grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Dorilee (Quinn) Wood
Dec 31, 1925 - Jan 1, 2003

Doilee "Mamaw" Wood

Doilee "Mamaw" Wood, 77, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003 in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Resthaven Memorial Park with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.

Mrs. Wood was born Dec. 31, 1925 in Corsicana. She was retired from the old Adams Hat Factory.

She was preceded in death by her parents, M.D. and Lizzie Quinn; and a brother, M.D. Quinn Jr.

Mrs. Wood is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Kristina Wood of Cairo, Egypt and Mark and Barbara Wood of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Jeff Beardsley of Houston, Michelle and Dickie Silar of Teague, and Mikki and Marshall McCluney of Teague; 13 grandchildren, Chris Wood, Jennifer Pack, Brandon Beardsley, Lance Silar, Brittni McCluney, Courtney Beardsley, Blake Silar, Jordan McCluney, Sydney Wood, Michael Wood, Devin Wood, Clint Silar and Matt Silar; and two great-grandchildren, Clint Silar and Matt Silar.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Evelyn (Wilkerson) Broxson
May 17, 1925 - Dec 31, 2002

Mary Evelyn Broxson

Mary Evelyn Broxson, 77, of Corsicana passed away Dec. 31, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Eureka Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Broxson Jr. and the Rev. Tony Neal officiating.

Mrs. Broxson was born May 17, 1925 to William C. and Ruby Hamilton Wilkerson in Electra.

Mrs. Broxson is survived by sons, Bill Broxson of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Don Broxson of Navarro Mills; daughter, Latriece Richter of Mildred; brothers, Elvis Wilkerson of Florida and James Wilkerson of Tulsa, Okla.; 15 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Maria Concha (Garcia) Pimentel
Dec 8, 1911 - Jan 1, 2003

Maria Concha G. Pimentel

Maria Concha G. Pimentel, 91, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003 in Corsicana.

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

Services are pending. Interment will be at Mission Burial Park in San Antonio.

Mrs. Pimentel was born Dec. 8, 1911 to Jesus and Francisca Sandoval Garcia in Mission, Texas.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mildred (Farrald) Vance
Jun 5, 1908 - Dec 31, 2002

Mildred Vance, 94, of Rockwall passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002 in Rockwall.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. today at Dresden Cemetery with Steve Orbison of North Beaton Church of Christ officiating.
Mrs. Vance was born June 5, 1908 in Texas.
She is survived by nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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VANCE, MILDRED FARRALD, 94, spent may years in
Fort Stockton, her recent years were in Dallas. Mrs. Vance passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2002 in Rockwall, TX. She was born June 5, 1908 in Purdon, Texas. Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Rockwall, Saturday, January 4, 2003. Burial Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Texas. She was born to James H. Farrald Sr. & Julia Elizabeth Warren Farrald. She was a homemaker. Survivors include: Sister: Paula Farrald Jett, Palestsine. Numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband E. Ray Vance Sr., son E. Ray Vance, Jr. Arrangements by: Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Corsicana, TX

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  • Dallas Morning News - Jan 3, 2003

Charles B. Rogers

Charles B. Rogers of Dawson passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003 at his residence.

Services are pending with Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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James Henry Lee
Sep 3, 1936 - Jan 4, 2003

James Henry Lee, 66, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at his residence.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Open Door Church of God in Christ, 1201 E. Eighth Ave. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Mr. Lee was born Sept. 3, 1936 in Mississippi.

Survivors include his daughters, Joan Lee, Patricia McDade and Bertha Lee Dunn, all of Corsicana; son, James Lee of California; sister, Rose M. Williams of Chicago, Ill.; five grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including a devoted friend, James Burrell.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary

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Mary Anna (Bailey) Simmons
Jun 8, 1934 - Jan 5, 2003

Mary Anna Simmons, 68, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Full Gospel Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Mrs. Simmons was born June 8, 1934 in Kerens. She was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Celia O. Bailey; husband, Lonnie B. Simmons; and sister, Mary Lou Lane.

Survivors include her father, James B. Bailey of Dawson; children, James McHenry, Carolyn Watson, Julius B. McHenry, Christine Whitehead, Lonnie Simmons and Lucindia Harbert, all of Corsicana, Linda Kelley of Irving and Charles McHenry of Tyler; twin sister, Mary Etta Lewis of Phoenix, Ariz.; twin brothers, Jimmy Bailey and James Bailey; 28 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Ethel Earnest (Smith) Henry-Perkins
Jan 22, 1915 - Jan 5, 2003

Ethel Perkins

Ethel Perkins, 87, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with Brother Harold Scott officiating.

Mrs. Perkins was born Jan. 22, 1915 in St. Augustine to Henry Allen and Murtie Alize Smith. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her son, John Allen Henry.

Survivors include her sons, James Henry of Powell and Carl Thomas Henry of San Antonio; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, three brothers and four sisters.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Josie M. Goins
May 11, 1925 - Jan 5, 2003

Josie M. Goins, 77, of Dallas passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home, 733 Dalworth St., Grand Prairie.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Southland Memorial Park in Grand Prairie.

Mrs. Goins was born May 11, 1925 in Dawson. She had been a longtime resident of Dallas and former resident of Corsicana. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Goins on Oct. 6, 1991; and daughter, Virginia A. Person on Aug. 5, 1978.

Survivors include her daughters, Loretta Freeze and Peggy J. White, both of Dallas; son, David L. Hagle of Corsicana; grandchildren, Ray Dale Person, Gary E. Freeze, Victor Chad Freeze, Jennifer L. Hagle, Virginia A. Hagle, Sheena L. Arnold and Joe M. White; and great-grandchildren, Amber L. Freeze and Trevor Ray Person.

Arrangements by Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home of Grand Prairie.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Jan 5, 2003
  • Included in Dallas Morning News Obituary: Services: Graveside: 11:00 am, Wed, Jan. 8, 2003 Southland Memorial Park, Grand Prairie.

     


Michael Earl McGraw

Michael Earl McGraw, 50, of Lake Charles passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003 in a Lake Charles hospital.

Services were 10 a.m. Friday at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Simmons officiating. Graveside services were 2 p.m. Friday at Beech Grove Cemetery in Anacoco, La.

Mr. McGraw was a native of Corsicana and had lived in Lake Charles for the past 35 years. He was a graduate of LaGrange Senior High School and attended McNeese State University. He was a process operator at Cities Service. Mr. McGraw was an avid outdoorsman and belonged to the Southwest Louisiana Rifle and Pistol Club. He was a member of Operating Engineer's Local No. 407 and Sale Street Baptist Church. He was a loving and devoted husband and father.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bill McGraw.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Ann McElveen McGraw; son, Jason Matthew McGraw; daughter, Tara Lynn McGraw; mother, Leona Paul McGraw; and sister, Paula McGraw Brame, all of Lake Charles, La.

Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Charles, La.

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Michael Earl McGraw
Lake Charles (LA) American Press
January 2, 2003

Micheal Earl McGraw, 50, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, in a local hospital.
He was a native of Corsicana, Texas, and had lived in Lake Charles for 35 years. He was an alumnus of LaGrange Senior High School and McNeese State University. He was a process operator at Cities Service. He was an avid outdoorsman and belonged to the Southwest Louisiana Rifle and Pistol Club. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 407. He was a member of Sale Street Baptist Church. He was a loving and devoted husband and father.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Ann McElveen McGraw; one son, Jason Matthew McGraw; one daughter, Tara Lynn McGraw; his mother, Leona Paul McGraw; and one sister, Paula McGraw Brame, all of Lake Charles.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, in Johnson Funeral Home. The Rev. Eddie Simmons will officiate. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Beech Grove Cemetery in Anacoco. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. Friday. Donations can be made to Sale Street Baptist Church, 1611 W. Sale Road, Lake Charles, LA 70605, or to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 119, Kerens, TX 75144.

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Deorah Lynn (Bryant) Tolliver
Jan 14, 1956 - Jan 3, 2003

Deorah Lynn Bryant Tolliver, 46, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Taylor's Memorial Church of God in Christ with Elder Willie Brown officiating and Minister Adrain Drake as eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Tolliver was born on Jan. 14, 1956, in Timothy Community, east of Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by father Chester Bryant Sr., Mother Lena Miller Bryant and brothers Don Bryant and Larry Bryant.

Survivors include husband Willie Tolliver of Kerens; son LaDarrel Bryant of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law Cecile Pitre and James of Corsicana; brothers Chester Bryant of Dallas and Leo Bryant and wife Marvel of Corsicana; sister Shirley Stewart and husband Greg of Corsicana; six grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Mary York (Buckner) Priddy-Oldfield
 Jan 8, 1939 - Jan 4, 2003

Mary York Priddy Oldfield, 63, of Purdon passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, in De Leon.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Richland Cemetery in Richland, with Rev. Dale Leggett officiating.

She was born on Jan. 8, 1939 in Texas.

Mrs. Oldfield was preceded in death by first husband Billy C. York and second husband Hoyt Priddy.

Survivors include husband M. D. "Barney" Oldfield of Purdon; daughters Shirley Meyers of Dublin, Barbara Magruder of Athens and Elizabeth Gordon of Purdon; son Jimmy Dale Buckner of Diboll; brother Jimmie Buckner of Grand Prairie; sisters Robbie of Ft. Worth and Charlotte Jo Arnold of Richland; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Odell June Anderson
Dec 19, 1934 - Jan 2, 2003

Odell June Anderson, 68, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003 in Corsicana.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Corley Chapel with Dr. Mark Chadwick officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Ms. Anderson was born on Dec. 19, 1934 in Deport. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include sons Larry Mullens of Fort Smith, Ark., William Charles Sharp of Corsicana and William Dale Mullens III of Fort Stockton; daughters Pam Haley of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Sheila Mullens of Corsicana; brother Charles McFatridge of Garland; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Michael Eugene Sprowl

Michael Eugene Sprowl, 55, of Houston passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003 in Houston.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at Oakwood Cemetery. Mr. Russell Bankes Jr. will officiate.

Mr. Sprowl was preceded in death by parents Floyd and Lucille Sprowl, uncle Clarence Sprowl and aunts Irma Sprowl, Gladys Sprowl and Lillian Sprowl.

Survivors include cousin Cathy and Earl O'Dell of Houston.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Vernon D. Carpenter

Vernon D. Carpenter, 62, of Streetman passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, in Fairfield.

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

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Corley Chapel. Elder Hugh Montgomery and Elder Michael Montgomery will officiate. Interment will follow at Newhope Cemetery at 12:30 p.m.

Pallbearers are Tommy Crane, Ronald Crane, Randall Crane, Danny Price, Gary Maxwell and Charles Vickers.

Mr. Carpenter was born on Feb. 28, 1940 in Groesbeck. He was a retired Residential Trainer at the State Home. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army, and served in the Korean and Vietnam wars.

He was preceded in death by mother Daisy Carpenter, father Ira Carpenter and step-mother Rosie Carpenter.

Survivors include wife Martha Carpenter of Streetman; sons and daughters-in-law Robert Duane and Pam Carpenter of Mildred and Gregg and Donna Scott of Katy; daughters and sons-in-law Beth and Dan Nemeth of Corsicana and Karen and Gary Maxwell of Purdon; sisters Daisy Vickers of Baytown, Ernestine Tilmon of Kosse, Betty Hurs of Groesbeck, Gail Burrows of Channelview; step brothers Kenneth Brown, Melvin Brown and Curtis Brown all of Limestone County; step sister Lois Arnick of Limestone County; granddaughter Shea Gore of Corsicana and grandsons Brian Nemeth of Corsicana, Robert Duane "Rowdy" Carpenter Jr. of Mildred and Jacob Scott of Katy.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mattie Crowley

Mattie Crowley, 93, of Grand Prairie, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, in Ft. Worth.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, in the Bean Massey Burge Funeral Chapel with interment to follow at Southland Memorial Park.

Ms. Crowley was born in Powell and grew up in Navarro and Henderson Counties. She was the youngest of 11 children. She married Elvie Crowley on Nov. 1, 1941, in Kerens. Together, they moved to Grand Prairie in 1941. Mattie became a nurse and worked for the Eastern Star home in Arlington and later for Dr. Lorenz in Oak Cliff. She was a former member of Chapter #219 Order of the Eastern Star and the Evangel Temple, both in Grand Prairie.

She was preceded in death by husband Elvie Crowley on July 15, 1963, and son Raymond Earl "Curly" Crowley on Dec. 19, 1999.

Survivors include son Lonnie Edwin Crowley of Corsicana; grandchildren Ray Crowley of North Richland Hills, Sandy Moss of Grand Prairie, Bill Crowley of Gilmer and Rae Cene Barton of Corsicana; nine great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Grand Prairie Animal Shelter.

Arrangements by Bean Massey Burge Funeral Home in Grand Prairie

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Michael David Butler
Nov 22, 1948 - Dec 25, 2002

Michael David Butler, 54, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002 in Midland.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today at 813 Carney Drive, Garland.

Mr. Butler was born Nov. 22, 1948 in Washington state but spent most of his youth and teen years in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his father, Newt D. Butler; mother, Bessie Butler Pittman; and brother, Tony Pittman.

Survivors include his wife, Suzanne Butler of Garland; daughter, Clare Butler of Garland; sisters, Linda Butler Cochran of Fulton and Martie Pittman Rice of Corsicana; brothers, Bruce Butler of Plano and Ray Pittman of Memphis, Tenn.; and a host of loving relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home of Midland.

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Katrina Lynn (Hart) Carr
Sept. 7, 1966 - Jan 2, 2003

Katrina Lynn Carr

Katrina Lynn Carr, 36, of Eureka passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003 in Navarro County.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Elder Larry Webb officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 7, 1966 in Palestine. She was an interior decorator.

Survivors include her sons, James Charlton Carr and Scotty Thomas Carr, both of Stephenville; parents, Tom and Joy Hart of Corsicana; grandparents, Naomi G. Chambers of San Antonio, Eunice M. Huckaby of Duncan, Okla. and Nellie M. Hart of Coleman; brother, Carl Wayne Hart of Phoenix, Ariz.; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Polly (Davis) Lawler-Roberts-Patterson
Sep 6, 1906 - Jan 2, 2003

Polly Davis Patterson, 96, of Dawson passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003 in Hubbard.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. today at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Delbert Goins officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gene Carver, Wilmer Hale, Bobby Massey, Richard Sorenson, Ray Woods and Doug Woods.

Mrs. Patterson was born Sept. 6, 1906 in Dawson. She was raised in Dawson but moved to Dallas in 1952 where she lived until moving back to Dawson in 1993. She had worked in a clerical capacity for Eckerd Drug Stores while living in Dallas. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charlie Lawler; second husband, Pat Roberts; and third husband, Glen Patterson.

Survivors include her nieces, Yvonne Woods of Dawson, Jean Massey of Roane, Elaine Sorenson and Vicki Davis, both of Waco, and Dorsey Pressley of Albuquerque, N.M.; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard

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Dr. Augustine Owen

November 03, 1877, Corsicana Observer

Dr. Augustine Owen, the subject of this memorial, was a native of Georgia; born in Monticello, Oglethorp County, on the 1st day of January, 1807. At thirteen he entered the University of Georgia, and graduated in his nineteenth year with Judge Jon. A. Campbell and Alexander Stephens. He then attended the Medical University of Pennsylvania, and graduated with honors at twenty-two. Returning to his home he commenced the practice of his profession and continued it until 1839. In the meantime he was married to Miss Mary L. Stroud, daughter of Ethan Stroud, who bore him three sons and one daughter, the latter now being the only surviving child. In 1839, in company with the Stroud family, he emigrated to Texas and commenced farming upon the land where the town on Calvert now stands. For some time, on account of the hostility of the natives, his party was compelled to live in forts and keep guards around the farm by bay. In October, 1867, he with Capt. W. C. Waters, his son-in-law, moved to Navarro county, since which time he has been engaged in farming and stock raising. After some suffering and great physical depression, he died from disease of the heart, at the residence of Capt. Waters, on the 26th day of October, 1877, in the seventy-first year of his age.

Dr. Owen was a gentleman of the old school and a philosopher of the new. Among his early associates he frequently referred to the Rev. Doctors Waddell and Delancy, Hon. Alexander Stephens, Sam. Houston and Dr. Chapman, and it is remarkable that the impressions and teachings he received from them on the subject of the origin of organic matter and a future state of existence did not remain with him through life; but it was so. He was a man of independent thought, liberal views, and progressive ideas. And being a student, capable of discarding prejudices, in search of the truth, he kept pace with the philosophy of the nineteenth century. Although not a scientist himself, he studied the ideas of those who were, compared their views and made his conclusions. These were of the order of Hurbert Spencer, Baden Powell, Huxley, Darwin and Ingersoll.

He said he believed in a God of love and mercy, not of revenge and jealousy; that as a minute particle in nature he had existed from the beginning, and would continue to exist through all eternity; that there was a spiritual existence in all created matter, though changing relations yet indestructible and progressive, and when decomposition should set in with him it would only be to prepare him for a higher state of existence. But a few days before he died he remarked: "My dear friend, I will soon be wiser and happier than I have ever been or I will know nothing. My theory of the future is the same as when in the vigor of manhood; but like all philosophers of this age I am skeptical." But in his very last moments he clapped his hands and with resignation on his face said: "It is all settled; I am happy now. I have ….."

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Ruby Lea (Watts) Jordan
Feb 10, 1917 - Jan 5, 2003

Ruby Lea Jordan, 85, of Georgetown passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003 in Georgetown.

Graveside services were held Tuesday at Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville with Bishop Ron Moon officiating.

She was born Feb. 10, 1917 in Corsicana to Charles Franklin and Delia (Hanson) Watts. She married Charlie William Jordan Aug. 4, 1934 in Corsicana. She was employed at Piggly Wiggly and H-E-B stores in Georgetown. She was a member of the Church of the Latter-day Saints in Georgetown.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 22, 1992; parents; twin sister, Della Vea Watts Howell; and brothers, Clarence Watts and Larry Watts.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and Cliff Birchfield of Austin and Charlene and Billy Freeman of Georgetown; son and daughter-in-law, Calvin and Sylvia Jordan of Austin; grandsons, Charles Pugh and wife Lynn of Cumming, Ga., and Darrell and Lisa Freeman of Georgetown; granddaughters, Victoria Jordan and Sara Jordan, both of Florence; great-granddaughter, Jessica Pugh of Cumming, Ga.; great-grandsons, Jeffrey Pugh of Cumming, Ga., James Denson and Jon Freeman, both of Georgetown, and Alexx Bond of Florence; sisters, Lorene Tabler and husband Billy of Corsicana and Dorothy Hurst of Lufkin; nieces, Della Fay, Leslie, Shelly and Wanda; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin, TX 78759.

Arrangements by The Gabriels Funeral Chapel of Georgetown.

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Janet Spicer
Jun 21, 1916 - Jan 7, 2003

Janet Spicer, 86, of Dallas passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003 in Dallas.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

She was born June 21, 1916 in Corsicana.

Survivors include her friends, Tom Jackson and Bruce Hoffman, both of Dallas.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Odis Glenroy Owen
Mar 19, 1921 - Jan 8, 2003

Odis Glenroy Owen, 81, of Commerce and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at the VA Hospital in Temple.

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

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Dresden Cemetery.

Mr. Owen was born March 19, 1921 in Purdon to John Thadius and Tula Pace Owen. He married Doris Cooper in Lancaster on June 30, 1988. He was a retired bookkeeper for the City of Dallas. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a mason in the Gabe P. Allen Grand Lodge in Dallas. He was a member of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Webb in 1996; brothers, T.J. Owen, Herman Owen, Pat Owen, James Owen and Elroy Owen; and sisters, Mineola Smith and Vivian Brown Isaac.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Cooper Owen; son, Kenneth Owen of Commerce; sister, Opal Ragan of Barry; grandchildren, Kevin Webb, Lisa Webb and Krisiti Owen Gowers; stepsons, Gaylord Furman of Pagosa Springs, Colo., and Mark Furman of Garland; stepdaughters, Loren Furman of Garland and Rebecca Ilynn Kavchak of Austin; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home of Sulphur Springs

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Iva Bassham
Aug 19, 1913 - Jan 9, 2003

Iva Bassham, 89, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, in Corsicana.

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 Dr. David Hale and Dr. Robert Webb officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Paul Holloway, Gary Holloway, Mark Holloway, Jim Formby, Robert Johnson and Matthew Formby.

Mrs. Bassham was born Aug. 19, 1913 in Tishomingo, Okla. She was a longtime member of Northside Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her son, David Bassham.

Survivors include her husband of 70 years, T. Bassham of Corsicana; daughters, Betty Holloway, Joanne Formby and husband Ed, and Jenell Glass and husband Billy Jack, all of Corsicana; daughter-in-law, Carla Bassham of Scottsdale, Ariz.; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Mable O. (Bryant) Easterly
Sep 14, 1906 - Jan 6, 2003

Mable O. Easterly

Mable O. Easterly, 96, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, in Corsicana.

Graveside services were 1 p.m. Wednesday at Myrtle Springs Cemetery near Canton with Brother Larry Page officiating.

Mrs. Easterly was born Sept. 14, 1906 in Kaufman County to Sim and Susie Halford Bryant. After marrying Arthur J. "A. J." Easterly, they settled in the Wentworth community near Canton for a few years but most of her life was spent in the Canton area. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1978.

Survivors include her daughters, Susie Bonnett of Corsicana and Lola Mae Lawler of Midland; son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Wanda J. Easterly of Alvarado; sister, Dollie B. Fowler of Canton; five grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Eubank Funeral Home of Canton.

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Hawkins Scarborough Jr.

Hawkins Scarborough Jr., 78, of Cedar Park, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003.

Family will receive friends between 6 and 8 p.m. today at the Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Memorial Hill Cemetery in Pflugerville, with Rev. Don Long officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Scarborough was born in Corsicana and had lived in Cedar Park the last 17 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include wife Josephine of Cedar Park; sister Ann Johnson and husband Clyde of Corsicana; sons Richard Scarborough of Grand Prairie, Tom Scarborough and wife Faye of Henderson, Jerry Huff and wife Mary Jo of Mt. Vernon and Ron Huff and wife Shelley of Austin; daughters Roxie Taylor and husband Dennis of Paige, Charlotte Roginski and husband Bill of Garland and Pat Cavness and husband Darrell of Georgetown; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville is in charge of arrangements.

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Hawkins Scarborough Jr.

Hawkins Scarborough Jr., 78, of Cedar Park, died Wednesday, January 8, 2003. He was born in Corsicana and had lived in Cedar Park the past 17 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Josephine of Cedar Park; sister, Ann Johnson and husband, Clyde of Corsicana; sons, Richard Scarborough of Grand Prairie, Tom Scarborough and wife, Faye of Henderson, Jerry Huff and wife, Mary Jo of Mt. Vernon and Ron Huff and wife, Shelley of Austin: daughters, Roxie Taylor and husband, Dennis of Paige, Charlotte Roginski and husband, Bill of Garland and Pat Cavness and husband, Darrell of Georgetown; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 10, 2003, at Cook-Walden/ Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville. Graveside funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2003, at Memorial Hill Cemetery in Pflugerville, with Reverend Don Long officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Hill Cemetery. Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville is in charge of arrangements.


Robert "Bob" McCormick

Robert "Bob" McCormick, 87, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. B. F. Reisinger Jr. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. McCormick was a salesman for Tom's Foods. He is a veteran of the Army Air Corps and served in World War II.

He was preceded in death by wife Nellie McCormick.

Survivors include nephew and wife Allen and Jane Fouty of Corsicana and niece and husband Glenda and Johnny Seaton of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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