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Florence Louise (Mayes) Cook
May 23, 1908 - Dec 10, 1994

Florence Cook, 86, of Corsicana, died December 8, 1994, at the Twilight Home.

Graveside services will be at 3 P.M. Friday in Oakwood Cemetery, with B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating and under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

She was born May 23, 1908, in Crowley, LA.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Gilliam and Patsy Wylie of Corsicana; four grandchildren, Kenneth R. Wylie of Corsicana, Ronny Wylie of Midland, Tish Schutte of Arlington and Billy Paul Gilliam of Belleville, Illinois; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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Willie Johnson

Corsicana Daily Sun, Dec. 20, 1980

Willie Johnson, 75, of Corsicana, died Wednesday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

Services is Saturday, 2:30 p.m., Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Burial follows at Woodland Cemetery.

Wake service is tonight, 7 p.m.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Addie Johnson, of Corsicana; nine daughters, Minnie Johnson, of Menford, Evelyn Johnson of Corsicana, Mrs. Ernestine Elliott, all of Dallas; four sons, David Johnson, of Menford, Harvy Johnson of Corsicana, Walte Johnson, of Dallas, and David L. Johnson of Tulia; 52 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren; and one sister.

Arrangements are with Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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L. B. Davidson
Feb 12, 1906 - Dec 20, 1980

L. B. Davidson, 74, of Kerens, died Thursday at Veterans Medical Center in Temple.

Wake service is Saturday, 1:30 p.m., at Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.

Service is Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Mr. B. Zion Baptist Church, Kerens.

Burial follows at Samaria Cemetery in Kerens.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Davidson, of Kerens; one daughter, Mrs. Paulett Jordan, of Kerens; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Willie Mae Steward, of Kerens, and Mrs. Ruby Grayson, of Malakoff; and one brother, Earbie Davidson, Malakoff.

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Nona Mae Minor

Corsicana Daily Sun, Dec. 20, 1980

Mrs. Nona Mae Minor, of Corsicana, died Friday morning at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

Service is pending at Ross and Johnson Mortuary in Corsicana.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Willie Mae Sparks of Corsicana.

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Donald Wade Lancaster
Nov 27, 1943 - Jul 21, 1970

LANCASTER RITES SET THURSDAY

Don Lancaster, 27, of Kerens, died Tuesday, July 21, 1970 of injuries received in a traffic accident near Lake Charles, LA. He was born November 27, 1943. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kerens where services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. Rev. Ralph Stovall will officiate and interment will be in Prairie Point Cemetery, Bazette, TX.
Surviving are his wife Dolly Nell Lancaster; two daughters, Cindy Ann Delaugher and Susan Rene Lancaster of Kerens; his parents, Mr. &  Mrs. Denver (Marvine) Lancaster of Kerens; a brother, Jackie Ray Lancaster of Corsicana; four sisters, Pam, Joye, Judy, and Tammy Lancaster of Kerens; and his grandfather, Ben Lancaster of Kerens and other relatives.

The Kerens Tribune Kerens, TX July 24, 1970

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Cecil Ann (Redford) Kennedy
1946 - Aug 21, 1971

GRAVESIDE RITES HERE FOR MRS. KENNEDY

.Mrs. Keith W. Kennedy, 24, of Waco died last Thursday, August 19, 1971 in a Waco hospital.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 21, 1971 at the First Methodist Church in Waco with the Rev. Richard M. Freeman officiating.  Burial was in the Kerens City Cemetery, Kerens, TX at 1 p.m.

The former Cecil Ann Redford of Kerens, Mrs. Kennedy was a graduate of Kerens High School and Baylor University.  She married Keith M. Kennedy in 1968.

Mrs. Kennedy taught in Marlin High School from 1969 to 1971 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Waco.

Survivors include her husband and her mother, Mrs.Cecil Redford of Dallas.

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  • The Kerens Tribune    Kerens, TX    August 27, 1971

  • Submitted by: Melba Love


Mattie Helen Mitchell

Mattie Helen Mitchell, 82, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Annie Ruth Franklin

Annie Ruth Franklin, 76, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Roane Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Evans officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Edna Lucille Amlotte

Edna Lucille Amlotte, 89, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at Heritage Oaks West. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land Cemetery in Fort Worth.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Bobby Joe Thompson
Feb 21, 1934 - Nov 21, 2004

Bobby Joe Thompson, 70, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, with his wife, Billie Jo, at his side at their home.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Calvary Worship Center with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gene Cain, Malcolm Hull, Cecil Miller, Bronnie Watson, Ralph Dudley and Hugh Fullerton. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Wayne Morris, Royce Owen, Jimmy Parks and Clyde Rolloff.

Mr. Thompson was born Feb. 21, 1934, in Dallas. He will be missed greatly by all of his friends and his church family of Calvary Worship Center, where he was saved and baptized years back. The joy of his life was in worshipping the Lord in church and at home. He owned and operated Thompson's Grocery Store in Dawson for many years. He later worked for Fullerton's Grocery, Brookshire's Food Store and most recently at Cain's Car Wash until his recent illness. He was a member of Calvary Worship Center and was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Germany.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Faye Thompson.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Billie Thompson of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Joan Thompson of Dallas; sisters, Shirley, Dorothy, Betty, and Tommie Fay Weaver and husband Dave of Oklahoma; cousins, Lynn Cooper of Corsicana, Dorothy Jones of Plano and Buddy Little of Dallas; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles and Volu Slate of Corsicana; nephew and wife, Dwane and Tammy Slate of Jacksonville, Fla.; niece, Luann Pelletier of Keller; great-nephews, Ryan Slate and Chase Slate, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; great-nieces, Peyton Slate of Jacksonville, Fla., and Chelsea Pelletier of Keller; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Henry Clinton Minefee
Jan 15, 1918 - Nov 22, 2004

Henry Clinton Minefee, 86, of Corsicana passed from his earthly home to his heavenly home on Monday evening, Nov. 22, 2004.

Services will be 1 p.m. today at Second Avenue Baptist Church, 3045 W. Second Ave., with Brother Jim Anderson and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mr. Minefee was born Jan. 15, 1918, in the Barry area to William Walter Minefee and Katy Lee Tune Minefee. Mr. Minefee was a Baptist. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers; one sister; son, Walter; grandson, Dwayne Underwood; and son-in-law, Richard McCann.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine of Corsicana; six daughters, Carolyn McCann of Spring, Jayne Longley and John of Franklin, Sharon Potzer of Denver, Colo., Kathy Garrett and A. J. and Joyce Underwood and Irving, all of Houston, Lisa Johnson and Ronnie of Vidor; two sons, Melvin and Jeanett Minefee of Houston and Kenneth Minefee of Corsicana; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Lou Rawlings of Streetman and Dora Hollingsworth and Everett of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews, several cousins and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Pearl (Patterson) Tyer
Mar 16, 1918 - Nov 25, 2004

Pearl Patterson Tyer, 86, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana.

Services will be 10 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Peterson officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be David Wayne Garrett, Jeremy Garrett, Ron Stewart, Joey Rose, Jeffrey Tyer and Heath Gorbet.

Mrs. Tyer was born March 16, 1918 in Ennis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norris Tyer Sr.

Mrs. Tyer is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and David Garrett of Navarro Mills and Carolyn and Danny Dennis of Corsicana; stepson and wife, Norris and Jeanette Tyer Jr. of Houston; grandchildren, Jada and Joey Rose, Christi and Ron Stewart, Jeff Tyer, and Sherry and Nestor Alonso; brothers, Johnny Whiteley of Ennis and Carl Whiteley of Cisco; sister, Edna Shoemaker of Ennis; and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Billy Joe Watts
Mar 23, 1945 - Nov 22, 2004

Billy Joe Watts, 59, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. today at Bethel AME Church with Pastor Lewis Conway officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lawrence Rubell, Robert Edwards, Clarence Solomon, Willie Brown, Cory Crawford and George Marshall Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Elmore, Robert Campbell, Johnnie Walter, Samuel Holt, George Perry and Wardell Black.

Mr. Watts was born March 23, 1945, in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his father, Vivian Watts.

Survivors include his mother, Katherine Watts of Corsicana; two sons, Cornell Watts of Houston and Courtney Watts of Arlington; three grandchildren, Cornelia Morris, Darius Watts and Jordan Watts; one great-granddaughter, KeiAndrea Jones; three sisters, Carrie Hines of Corsicana, Ruby (Robert) Campbell of Atlanta, Ga., and Margie (Fred) Elmore of Houston; one brother, Charles (Marjorie) Watts of Los Angeles, Calif.; special cousin, Ron Chandler of Corsicana; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Mary Edna (Slaughter) Teakell
Nov 20, 1916 - Nov 26, 2004


Mary Edna (Slaughter) Teakell, 88, of Dawson passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at an Arlington hospital. Services will be 11 a.m. today at Wade Funeral Chapel with Dale Bartel officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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MARY TEAKELL
Mrs. Mary Edna Slaughter Teakell, 88, of Dawson died Friday, November 26, 2004, at an Arlington hospital. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 27, 2004, at Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard. Burial was at Dawson Cemetery.

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  • The Reporter
  • w/o Wardean Teakell

Sharhonda Evette Henry
abt 1983 - Nov 20, 2004

Sharhonda Evette Henry, 21, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Chapel. A memorial service will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Chapel with Dr. Norman Stiggers officiating. Interment will be held at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Louise (Howell) Fogg
Mar 3, 1921 - Nov 26, 2004

Mrs. Louise Howell Fogg, long-time Corsicana resident and former antique shop owner, died Friday <Nov 26, 2004> afternoon at Navarro Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Her husband was diligently at her side. She was 83.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Mike Alexander, pastor of First United Methodist Church, and Chaplain Bill Honea, of Corsicana, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Masonic area of Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Fogg was born in western Navarro County March 3, 1921. Her early education was in the Corbet grade school. She graduated in 1940 from Corsicana High School. The following year, on April 21, 1941, she married Joe B. Fogg in the original parsonage of First United Methodist Church.

She along with her husband were entrepreneurs, owning and operating the Black Swan Antique Shop many years. She is a former self-employed licensed hair stylist.

Among her many memberships were the Eastern Star, VFW Auxiliary and women's organizations at First United Methodist Church. She was extremely active in the former Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church, which is now St. Luke United Methodist Church.

While her children were students in the Corsicana Independent School District, Mrs. Fogg was a leader in the Parent-Teacher Association as well as the Band Parents' organization.

Mrs. Fogg was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin Howell, who died in 1942, her mother, Mrs. Wincie Howell, who died in 1976, and brothers, Lafford HoweIl and Richard HoweIl.

Included among her survivors are her husband of 63-plus years, Joe Fogg of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn M. Grimmett, and husband, Richard C. Grimmett, also of Corsicana, and two sons, Douglas Fogg, and wife, Maryanne Fogg, of Taberg, N.Y., and David Fogg and wife, Kathy Fogg, of Durant, Okla.; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Dwayne Garrison, Sid Schutte, Zane Stites, Joe White, Gerald York and Charlie Flynn.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lola M. (West) Roberts
Jul 31, 1921 - Nov 26, 2004

Lola M. Roberts

Lola M. Roberts, 83, formerly of Roxton, passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 2004 at Heritage Oaks West Nursing Home in Corsicana following a brief illness. Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home of Paris conducted graveside rites at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004 in the McDonald Cemetery with Rev. Ray Starnes officiating.

Born July 31, 1921 in Lamar County, Lola was for the most part a housewife. She worked part time at the Western Auto Store in Conroe where she and her husband lived for most of their lives. They returned home to Roxton after retirement. She was a Baptist and loved singing in church.

Lola was preceded in death by her parents, Bascom and Mary Sadler West; a brother, Walter; a sister, Katherine and her husband, Harold Brecheen.

She is survived by a niece, Pat Gallagher and her husband Tom of Corsicana, their two sons Mark E. Driskell and wife Michelle and sons Mark Edward and Mathew, all of Athens, and H. Wade Driskell and his son and daughter Dillon and Mylea of Corsicana. Also two nephews, James Harold Brecheen and wife Linda, of Dallas and Dan Edward and wife Karen, their sons Jason and Adam and wife Crystal, all of Garland; numerous other loving nieces, nephews, cousins and cherished friends.

Arrangements by Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home in Paris.

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Edith Lurlene (Berryhill) Gandy
Apr 15, 1920 - Nov 29, 2004

Edith Lurlene Gandy

Edith Lurlene Gandy, 84, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Ferman Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Jones, Jake Hasek, Chris Abbe, David Abbe, Tim Easley and Johnny Easley.

Mrs. Gandy was born April 15, 1920, in Corsicana to A. J. Berryhill and Lillie Adams Berryhill.

She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Gandy; and her parents.

Survivors include her daughters, Karen Jones of Ingleside and Vicki Hethcoat of Corpus Christi; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Flora Edwards of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Nov 30, 2004
  • Daughter of Andrew Jackson Berryhill & Lillie Belle (Adams) Berryhill

Scott Jea Milam
Nov 9, 1959 - Dec 1, 2004

Jea Milam

Jea Milam, 45, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at his residence.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Chris Moody will officiate.

Mr. Milam was born Nov. 9, 1959, in Corpus Christi.

Survivors include his wife, Paula Milam of Corsicana; parents, John and Dianna Milam of Denton and P. J. and Terry Jones of Corsicana; brother, David Milam of Los Angeles, Calif.; grandmother, Mary Ann Lacy of Corsicana; and grandfather, Scott Gene Milam of San Antonio.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Scott 'Jea' Milam

Scott "Jea" Milam, 45, of Corsicana lost his valiant battle with cancer Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004.

Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Following cremation, a memorial service dedicated to the celebration of his life on this earth will be at 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Chris Moody officiating.

Jea Milam was born Nov. 9, 1959, in Corpus Christi. He was a 1978 graduate from Corsicana High School. Jea, partnered with his dad, Jerry, owned Tri County Properties. He loved music, mastering guitar and harmonica and played with several of the local bands in the area. He was honored to play on stage with Toby Keith when he was in the Dallas area.

Survivors include his parents, P. J. and Jerry Jones of Corsicana and John and Dianna Milam of Denton; his best friend and soul mate, Paula Taylor Milam of Corsicana; brother, David Milam of Los Angeles, Calif.; grandfather, Scott G. Milam of San Antonio; grandmother, Mary Ann Lacy of Corsicana; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends who stood by him with love and prayer during his illness.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Maudie Mae (Fox) Blake
Dec 3, 1910 - Dec 1, 2004

Maudie Mae Blake

Maudie Mae Blake, 93, of Dresden passed away Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove with Jonathan Speegle officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Mrs. Blake was born Dec. 3, 1910, in Dresden to Edgar C. and Angie Melton Fox.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Cherrie and Phillip Russo of Dresden; cousin, Lucille Young of Barry; and sister-in-law, Halley Croft of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 2, 2004
  • Wife of Ira Thomas Blake; Daughter of Edgar C. & Angie (Melton) Fox (Married May 31, 1930)

Marjorie Graves Peter
Apr 21, 1910 - Nov 30, 2004

Marjorie Graves Peter, 94, joined her husband of 64 years, Walter C. Peter Jr., and eight sisters and four brothers in heaven on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Graceland Mausoleum at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Peter was born April 21, 1910, in St. Mary's County, Md. She lived most of her adult life in Silver Spring, Md. Retired and moved to Dallas, she then moved to Corsicana after her husband passed away. She was very involved with church activities in Silver Spring and Dallas. She loved to sew, knit and crochet.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and Edward Leinfelder of Dawson; grandsons, Ronald Leinfelder of Anthem, Ariz., and Leonard Leinfelder of Dawson; granddaughter, Beverly Leinfelder of Arlington; and great-grandsons, Brian Leinfelder and James Leinfelder, both of Anthem, Ariz.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Lynda (Jones) Whistler
Aug 5, 1952 - Nov 23, 2004

WHISTLER, LYNDA, 52, passed away, November 23, 2004. She was born on August 5, 1952 in Corsicana, TX. Lynda attended and graduated from Henderson High School, where she was crowned Miss HHS. She would go on to attend SFA. During this time she met and married her husband, Chick and moved to Carrollton. From this union, two of her greatest accomplishments were born, her sons. Lynda was a wonderful and perfect wife, mother, sister and friend. She was generous and loyal, always there for her family. She never missed a game or a practice and her selfless actions set a high example for all who knew her. Her family was her proudest and most honored gift. She worked alongside her husband and sons, at the family business, ACT Precision Sheet Metal. Lynda is preceded in death by her father Doyle Jones. She leaves to cherish her legacy and memories, her husband of 31 years, Chick Whistler; her two adored sons, Wade and Colby Whistler; mother, Jean Jones; sister, Gwen Swinney & husband, David; brother, Mike Jones; father-in-law, John Whistler; mother-in-law, Othell Hunt; brother-in-law, James Whistler & wife, Jane; niece, Ashlee Watts; nephew, Brent Stanfield; special family friend, Rick Zullo and numerous family members, friends, and loved ones. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, November 26, 2004 from 6-8 PM. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2004, 1 PM, at Rhoton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Hilltop Memorial Park. Dignity Memorial Rhoton Funeral Home I35 at Crosby Rd. Carrollton (972) 242-5261

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  • The Dallas Morning News - Friday, Nov 26, 2004

Foreman Reed Thompson
Mar 29, 1922 - Nov 3, 2004

Foreman Reed Thompson passed away on Nov. 3, 2004 in Coos Bay. Born on Mar 29, 1922 in Corsicana, Tex. Services were held for Foreman Thompson at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3355 Virginia Ave, North Bend on Wed, Nov 10, 2004. Visitations were at the church at 10:00am and the funeral at 11:00. Interment will be at the Utah State Veterans Cemetery near Lehi, Utah on Friday, Nov. 12 at 12:00


James G. Turner
Apr 20, 1925 - Jul 23, 2004

Friday August 13 2004

James G. Turner a longtime resident of Delta and Cory, died on Friday, July 23, 2004, at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Redlands, Calif. He was 79.

A funeral service was held on July 29 at Redlands Church of Christ in Redlands, Calif. Burial followed at Hillside Memorial Park in Redlands, Calif.

Mr. Turner was born on April 20, 1925, in Coolidge, Texas. He spent his childhood in the Corsicana, Texas, area during the Great Depression. He served as a paratrooper in the 517th Combat Division of the Army Infantry. He was awarded three Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.

He married Frances Perry. She survives.

Mr. Turner moved to California in 1962 and later to the Delta area.  He was a member of Delta Church of Christ. He and his wife enjoyed RVing, foreign travel, oceanic adventures and spending time with their children and grandchildren.

Mr. Turner is survived by his wife, Frances Turner; five daughters, Janice Stanton of Alta Loma, Calif., Nancy Hamner of Waxahachie, Texas, Susan Salierno of Corona, Calif., Cynthia Turner of Dallas, Texas, and Terri Cotharn of Cory; a son, John Turner of Colton, Calif.; two sisters, Mina Williams of Corsicana, Texas, and Bobbie Clark of Arlington, Texas; 12 grandchildren, Natalie Kopperud, Judith Stanton, Cade Hamner, Rod Gray, J.T. Stanton, Michael Hamner, Boyce Stovall, Tyler Hamner, James Cotharn, Caleb Turner, Emily Cotharn and Austin Turner; and two great-grandsons, Cole Kopperud and Wyatt Stanton.

He was preceded in death by a son, James "Mike" Turner.


Carrie (Lindsey) Spencer
Aug 10, 1908 - Oct 8, 2004

Carrie Spencer

Carrie Spencer, 96, of Texas City died Friday, October 8, 2004 in Texas City.

Graveside services will be held 1 PM Tuesday October 12, 2004 at the Bazette Baptist Church Cemetery near Corsicana, Texas with Rev. Gary Veit officiating.

Mrs. Spencer was born August 10, 1908 in Titus County, Texas.

Carrie is preceded in death by her husband W. P. (Red) Spencer, two stepsons, H. J. ("K") Spencer and W. C. (Buck) Spencer; one stepdaughter, Frances Wildermuth and all of her brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Flora Gunderson and husband, George of Texas City; two grandsons Jason Gunderson of Conroe and Scott Gunderson of Texas City; two stepdaughters, Geneva Ward and husband, A. B. of Plano and Gladys Meyer of Weslaco; daughter in law Adel Spencer of McAllen; ten step grandchildren; 33 step great grandchildren; eight step great great grandchildren; one sister in law, Margaret Lindsey of Tomball and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Memorial Lutheran Church Building Fund.


Charles Reign Jones
Oct. 24, 1915 - Dec 4, 2004

Charles Reign Jones, 89, was born Oct. 24, 1915 to James Oscar and Mary Ellen Jones in Corsicana, Texas. He died Dec. 4, 2004 in Tyler of complications from Alzheimer's disease.

Charles Jones served his country with honor in the 390th Bomb group in Europe during World War II. Upon returning he began working for Mobil Oil Company, where he worked for his entire life, first in Fort Worth, then in Beaumont. He retired after 44 years of service as Head Tester in the Mobil Laboratory. Upon retirement they returned to Corsicana and enjoyed many great years with family, friends and traveling. He enjoyed many hobbies, including hunting, fishing, gardening, and bird watching.

Mr. Jones was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Corsicana 60-plus years, a lifetime member of Masonic Lodge No. 174, a 32nd degree Mason, and a member of El Mino Shrine.

He is predeceased by his parents, by brother, James Lee Jones, and sister, Lottie Mary Mansfield. He is survived by his wife, Inita Herod Jones of Tyler, daughter, Junella Grace Jones McClusky and husband Dr. Edwin McClusky of Tyler, grandsons Edward Todd McClusky of St. Louis, MO and Dr. Derek Reign McClusky and wife Sharla of Shreveport, LA; and great grandson, Hayden Reign McClusky of Shreveport.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Richard 'Tony' Haynes
Jan 1, 1937 - Nov 30, 2004

Richard "Tony" Haynes, 67, of Samaria passed away Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004 at his residence.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at the Mt. B Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Nathan Carter officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Danny Owens, Charles Pickens, Henry Lindsey, Wallace Lindsey, Lewis Bluitt, and Carlie Bluitt. Honorary pallbearers will be Chester Hall, Joe Hall, Eddie Hall, Jasper Lott, George Rooks and Daniel Jones.

Mr. Haynes was born Jan. 1, 1937 in Samaria.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J. T. and Eula Haynes; son, Sammy J. Haynes; first wife, Mary Anny Haynes; sister, Alma Phillips; and brothers Willie J. Haynes and Charles Haynes.

Mr. Haynes is survived by his wife, Ethel J. Haynes of Kerens; two daughters and sons-in-law, Annie Pearl Medford and husband Tony of Dallas and Tammy Betts and husband Nathaniel Betts of Goodlow; two sons and daughters-in-law, Anthony C. Haynes and wife Kamecia of Powell and Lawrence K. Haynes and wife Tony of Kerens; sister and brother-in-law, Lillie Pearl Alexander and husband Johnnie of Kerens; 23 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Tommy Joe Graham
Feb 5, 1944 - Dec 2, 2004

Tommy Joe Graham, 60, of Corsicana went to be with his Lord after a long illness. He passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at his residence.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Gene Gardner officiating, assisted by Brother Jim Anderson. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Brashear, John F. Henderson, Homer Betts, Wayne Price, Nelson Galaway and Wayne Moody. Honorary pallbearers will be Brad Arnett, Kenneth Southard and Keith Weaver.

Mr. Graham was born Feb. 5, 1944, in Dallas. He was in the United States Air Force and served in Vietnam.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Hazel Graham of Mildred.

Survivors include his wife, Lou Graham of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Kelly Graham of Belton and John and Rhonda Graham of Corsicana; grandchildren, Michael Graham of Huntsville, Courtney Graham of Corsicana, and Eric and Ashley Martin, both of Belton; aunt, Tina Estes of Corsicana; brother, W.A. Graham; and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews and many beloved friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Hazel Laverne (Malone) Elmore 
Apr 21, 1920 - Dec 2, 2004

Laverne Elmore

Laverne Elmore, 84, of Corsicana, and formerly of Mertens, passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Mertens with the Rev. Darren Heil and the Rev. Joe Dowdy officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery in Mertens.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Brown, Carlos Moore, Van Perry, Dwayne Watson, Buddy Blue and Kenneth Logan.

Mrs. Elmore was born April 21, 1920, in Frost.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston Elmore in 1999.

Mrs. Elmore is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Donna Elmore of Frost; two grandsons, Jeffrey Elmore of Las Cruces, N.M. and Joel Elmore of Frost; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and sisters, Maurine Bennett of Mexia, Katherine Horton of Corsicana, Jackie Anderson of Lorena, Jerry Malone of Corsicana, and Judy Schronk of Fort Worth.

In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to First Baptist Church Building Fund in Mertens.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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Billy Joe Bland Sr.
Mar 23, 1949 - Dec 4, 2004

Billy Joe Bland Sr. of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Billy Joe Bland Sr.

Billy Joe Bland Sr. went to be with his mother on Dec. 4, 2004 amongst family after battling with a long-term illness.

He was born March 23, 1949.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mae Evelyn Bland.

Mr. Bland is survived by his father, Vernon Bland; his two children, daughter Teresa and husband Mark Knott, son "Mijo" Billy Joe Bland Jr. and wife Rebecca; numerous grandchildren, Monica Renee Bland, Ashley Nicole Wilhelm, Keyla Nicoal Bland, Nathaniel Paul Bland, Nicholas Craig Bland, Danny "Lumpy" Hanna III, Chevy William Alan Hanna, and Marc Lee Knott; two brothers, Raymond and Johnny Bland; abd sister, Joan and husband Rudy Delagarza.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy Joe Bland Jr., Marc Knott, Dennis Baumgartner, Elvis Anderson, Robert Sardina, Roy Ortega, Nathaniel Bland and Rudy Delagarza. Brother Lonnie Keele will officiate the service.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Odress (Jackson) Wilson
Sep 4, 1916 - Dec 2, 2004

Odress Wilson

Mrs. Odress Wilson, 88, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at her home in Ennis.

She was born Sept. 4, 1916, in Mexia, the daughter of E. R. and Berta Jackson. She attended school in Mount Nebo. On June 9, 1934, she was married to Preston Wilson. After their marriage they lived in Ennis where she was employed as a seamstress for Donovan-Galvani for 20 years. She also worked for McClain's Grocery for 10 years. Mr. Wilson preceded her in death on Sept. 1, 2002. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and the Eastern Star. She was a loving mother and wife, a faithful friend with a gift of always giving to others.

She is survived by two sons and their wives, Bobby and Martha Wilson of Ennis and Vernon and Wanda Wilson of Ennis; a daughter and her husband, Sharon and Larry Wolfe of Ennis; a special friend, Evelyn Wilson; two sisters, Lorene Crutchfield of Dallas and Cleo Gunn of Richland; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Keever Chapel with the Rev. Richard Moody and the Rev. Eddie Ricks officiating. Interment will be at Richland Cemetery.

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

Arrangements by J. E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

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Lenna Agnes (Ballew) Gill
Jun 5, 1913 - Dec 4, 2004

Lenna Agnes Gill, 91, a retired first-grade schoolteacher, entered God's kingdom peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Crosier Pearson Mayfield Funeral Home in Burleson. Burial: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Emmett Cemetery in Emmett. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Agnes was born June 5, 1913, to Frank and Mary Ballew. She grew up with four other siblings in Frost. In 1938 she and Ervie Ballew were united in marriage. They adopted a son, Charles Gill, and reared him with insurmountable affection. Sadly, Ervie's untimely death in 1956 left Agnes a mourning widow and single mother.

Despite the trials that faced her in the years ahead, Agnes rose above the struggles and continued on in life with grace, determination and inspiration. Never remarrying, it was her drive and faith in God that helped her mold her son into a respected pillar of the community and loving father to his children.

Agnes bestowed an unconditional, Christ-like love for people, especially children. It was that love that inspired her to teach. She earned her master's degree from TCU. She shared her passion for teaching and music with hundreds of children in over 40 years of service at Riverside Elementary in Fort Worth. As years passed and her former students grew into adults, Agnes still managed to write and call them, encouraging them to love life and honor God.

Until the church closed, Agnes was a devout member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, where she was the pianist for over 50 years. Agnes was a devoted member of the Eastern Star, Everman Chapter 624, Forest Hill Senior Citizens Center and Sublett Road Baptist Church. Whether it was in a delightful breakfast, game of dominoes, or afternoon of music and piano, Agnes enjoyed the time spent with her dear friends.

While Agnes was proud of many things in life, she took most pride in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Known as "Memaw" to her family, she always had a camera on hand, attempting so feverishly to capture pictures of them so she could share with friends a piece of her life that she adored so much.

She led life by example and instilled in each of them the need to unconditionally love others as Christ loves us. Agnes would want nothing more than for her friends and family to rise above the pain of this loss and tackle each new day with determination-- determination to love life again, love one another and love God.

Survivors: Son, Charles Gill; sister, Beulah Stevens; grandchildren, Chris Gill and his wife, Amy, Brian Gill, Michelle Gill and Stacy Gill; great-grandchildren, Dustin and Brandon; and a host of other loving family members and friends.
Published in the Star-Telegram on 12/6/2004.

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Frances LyNell 'Bigmama' (Dawson) Dennis
Sep 17, 1933 - Dec 5, 2004

Frances Dennis, 71, was born Sept. 17, 1933 in Cash, Texas. She went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004. She died in her home in Corsicana, where she lived for many years. She worked several years at Collin Street Bakery. She enjoyed sewing and making dolls. She loved her movies and she enjoyed tending to her beautiful roses.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Curtis Gilbert officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Preceded in death by her husband, Home E. Dennis; parents, Joseph and Lexi Dawson; and a grandson, Juan Rodriquez.

Survivors are son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Jackie Dennis of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Larry Baker of Houston; granddaughter, Belinda Rodriquez of Corsicana; two great-grandson, Russell and Juan Rodriquez; sister, Colleen Richards of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Jerry Stroud, Kenny French, Danny Allen, Roger Kuykendall, Ricky Barber, and Marvin Townley.

She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Donations may be made to the Hospice of Cedar Lake.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Betty Sue (Dill) Adams
Jun 22, 1941 - Dec 5, 2004

Betty Sue Adams

Betty Sue Adams, 63, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Adams was born June 22, 1941 in Barry.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Allen Adams; brothers, Tommy Joe Dill and Clyde Haskell "Buddy" Dill; and parents, George H. and Odessa Dill.

Mrs. Adams is survived by sons and daugthers-in-law, Randy and Leona Adams and Curtis and Donna Adams, all of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Jody Batey and Briggette and Kynne Norman, all of Corsicana; brothers, Clifford Dill and George W. "Bill" Dill, both of Corsicana; and sisters, Emmazell Bailey of Eureka, Dorothy Toms of Corsicana, and Vera Hampton of Splendora.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mark Aldrich Stroder
Sep 16, 1950 - Dec 5, 2004


Mark Aldrich Stroder, 54, of Corsicana passed away at home Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Emmett Church with the Rev. Tony Neal and the Rev. Howard Schutt officiating. Interment will follow at Emmett Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Jackson, Gary Connor, Nathan Stroder, Seth Fuller, Brad Haynie and Wayne Blackman. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Winkleman, Byron Haynie, Jody Thomas and Frietz Kloecker Jr.

Mr. Stroder was born Sept. 16, 1950, in Corsicana. He loved to hunt and fish anything outdoors and spend time with his family. He always made time to play or do anything Jared wanted.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Ashlyn Collier; father, P.A. Stroder; and grandparents, Rufus and Gladyce McAfee and Prentice and Viola Stroder.

Mr. Stroder is survived by his wife, Betsy Haynie Stroder; three sons, John-Mark Aldrich Stroder and wife Brandy, Aaron Ezekiel Stroder and Adam Stroder, all of Corsicana; daughters, Anna Laura Collier and husband Paul of Rice and Sember Grace Stroder of Corsicana; mother, Patricia McAfee Stroder of Emmett; sister, Karen Fuller and husband Doug of Emmett; two brothers, Matt Stroder and wife Debra of Emmett and Joel Stroder of Bakersfield, Calif.; grandchildren, Jared Allen Collier of Rice and Kayla and Dillan Haley of Corsicana; several nieces and nephews; great-aunt, Reva Moore of Emmett; and uncle, Kenneth Stroder of Wyoming.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Edna Mae (Rogers) Mershawn
Jun 14, 1922 - Dec 6, 2004

Edna Mae Rogers Mershawn, 82, of Dallas and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Von Lombard officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lonnie Lankford, Bob Posey, Alvin Rogers, Jimmy Rogers, Ray Mershawn, Don Mershawn and Roy Mershawn.

Mrs. Mershawn was born June 14, 1922, in Corsicana. She was married to Ebbs Garvin Mershawn on April 11, 1943. They were married for 49 years, approaching 50 years until interrupted by Mr. Mershawn's untimely death on Aug. 9, 1992. She was the mother to three sons, William Garvin Mershawn, Larry Wayne Mershawn and Ronnie Lynn Mershawn. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church of Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ebbs Garvin Mershawn; mother, Dora Ann Parker Rogers; father, William Green Rogers; and four brothers and three sisters, Lonnie Rogers, Claude Rogers, Jim Rogers, Leland "Red" Rogers, Willine Posey Rogers, Velma Lankford Rogers and Pearl Clark Rogers.

Survivors include her three sons and their families: William Garvin Mershawn, daughter-in-law Linda Mershawn, and grandson Jason Mershawn; Larry Wayne Mershawn, daughter-in-law Becky Mershawn, and grandsons, Michael, Matt and Mitchell Mershawn; and Ronnie Lynn Mershawn, daughter-in-law Lisa Mershawn, grandson David Mershawn and granddaughter Shannon Mershawn, and Marjorie Mershawn, the mother of David and Shannon. Also surviving are two great-grandsons, Mason and Mikey, and one great-granddaughter, McKenna. All of her generation has passed except for sisters-in-law, Carrie Lou Rogers and Willa Mae Rogers, and her brother-in-law, Ray Clark. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends who loved her dearly.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Claudia Bell (Rutledge) Warrington 
Nov 11, 1919 - Dec. 7, 2004

Claudia Bell Rutledge Warrington passed away in Slidell, La., on Dec. 7, 2004. She was the beloved wife of the late L.A. "Buddy" Warrington. She was born to the late Frank Rutledge and Olga Davis Rutledge. She is survived by three sisters, Frankie Fisher of San Antonio, Nora Jo Payne of Corsicana and Faye Miller of Monroe, La. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive her. Her sister, Mattie White of Dallas, preceded her in death, as well as her two brothers, Bill Rutledge of Magnolia and Dudley Rutledge of Houston.

Age 85, and a native of Marque, Mrs. Warrington made her home in Corsicana for many years after retiring from the lumber industry where she was a bookkeeper in Levelland. She later moved to Slidell, La., in 2003 to live with her niece, Janice A. Bass.

Always active she loved to travel, loved animals, and bred and raised toy Chihuahuas. Born with a green thumb, she always kept a beautiful flower garden wherever she lived. She was a volunteer at the Children at St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, where she crocheted caps for the little children that suffered with cancer, when she was diagnosed with lung cancer herself.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Corley Funeral Home.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend funeral services at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bill Honea officiating. Committal services will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (800) 873-6983; or to Cedar Lake Hospice, 625 N. Main St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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LeeRoy Bell Sr.
Nov 14, 1954 - Dec 5, 2004

LeeRoy Bell Sr., 50, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, at his residence.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, 125 S. Fifth St., with Bishop K.D. Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Cedric Fields, Windell Carter, Marvin Lewis, Melvin Nelson and Derrick Nathan.

Mr. Bell was born Nov. 14, 1954, in Powell.

Survivors include his wife, Glodena Bell; daughter, Amber Bell; four sons, LeeRoy Bell Jr., Bryant Bell, Derrick Nathan and Byron Nathan, all of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren; mother, Betty Miller of Corsicana; two sisters, Bessie Bell of Corsicana and Ruby Robinson of Dallas; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Donald Dwain Mathison
Aug 22, 1937 - Dec 7, 2004

Donald Dwain Mathison, 67, of Currie passed away Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

Family visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Porter Chapel in Wortham.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Porter Chapel in Wortham with Pastor Gene Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery.

Mr. Mathison was born Aug. 22, 1937, in Currie.

Survivors include his daughters, Vicki Eddings of Kirvin, Cathy Gibson and husband Alan of Wortham and Michelle Graham and husband Marcus of Wortham; and brother, A.C. "Bub" Mathison of Wortham.

Arrangements by Porter Chapel, Wortham.

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Clinton F. Welch
Aug 13, 1921 - Dec 6, 2004

Clinton F. Welch, 83, of Waco passed away Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, in Waco.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Rice Cemetery with his grandson, Earl T. Anderson, officiating.

Mr. Welch was born Aug. 13, 1921, in Fort Worth. He retired after 40 years as a radio installer for Southern Pacific Railroad.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Welch; parents, John and Frances Welch; brother, Eldridge Welch; and sister, Willie Mae Self.

Survivors include his daughters, Carolyn Robinson of Durango, Colo., and Fran Vincent and husband William of Rice; grandsons, Clinton Anderson of Rice and Earl Anderson and wife Star of Waco; granddaughter, Carol Robinson of Durango, Colo.; and sisters, Catherine Harrison of Fort Worth and Garl Dean Lathem of Irving.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Stephen Neal Key
Sep 12, 1978 - Dec 5, 2004

Stephen Neal Key, 26, of Atlanta, Ga. passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004 in Atlanta.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brian Donnahue, Ryan Romero, Dan Dibacco, Ben Woodward and Richard Key.

Mr. Key was born Sept. 12, 1978 in Houston. He was a graduate of South Parkersburg, W. Va. High School and West Virginia University.

Survivors include mother Karen Hall Key and father John David Key of Borger; brother Sean Key of Atlanta, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law Jennifer and Alex Strenge of Sugar Land; nephew Cole Strenge and niece Julien Strenge, both of Sugar Land; aunt and uncle Pamela and Gerard Waguospack of Baton Rouge, La.; uncle and aunt Stephen and Mary Hall of Heber City, Utah; uncle and aunt Richard and Margaret Key of Frisco; great-aunt Joanne Murphy of Corsicana; and a host of cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Susan "Suzy" Carol (Nelson) Hale
abt 1944 - Dec 3, 2004

Susan "Suzy" Carol (Nelson) Hale, 60, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Steve Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Danny Nolan Hock
Sep 7, 1951 - Nov 17, 2004

In loving memory of my husband, Danny Nolan Hock, born on September 7, 1951, in Corsicana; Texas and went to be with the Lord on November 17, 2004. Danny was a disabled veteran who loved fishing, children, and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; sister, Kathy; brothers, Norman and Greg; uncle, William Carroll; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He died due to complications of cardiac surgery. Danny knew that he was loved and he will be dearly missed


Chester McCarter
Jun 23, 1919 - Nov 29, 2004

Chester McCarter, born on June 23, 1919 in Corsicana, TX, went to be with the Lord on November 29, 2004 at the age of 85. He was retired from the Greyhound Bus Company. Chester served his Country during WWII in the United States Army Air Force. Mr. McCarter was a member of the VFW and Retreads Motorcycle Club. Chester is survived by his daughter, Jackie Barrera and husband Tony; brother, Buford McCarter and wife Marylin; grandchild, Branden Barrera; two nephews, Ronnie and Blake McCarter; numerous family members and friends. SERVICES A Graveside Service will be held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78218 at 1:45 P.M. on Thursday, December 2, 2004. Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Mission Park Funeral Chapels North.
San Antonio - Express News 12/1/2004


Maxine (Norris) Brewer
Sept 9, 1934 - Nov 25, 2004

Maxine Brewer

BREWER, MAXINE, of Kerens, formerly of Port Arthur, was born Sept 9, 1934, in Tenaha, TX and passed away Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2004. She is predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Bill, in 2000. Maxine was a waitress at Lucas B&B in Dallas for 27 years. She and Bill moved to Port Arthur in 1979 where they operated Best Hardware & Supply. Maxine also managed many estate sales, was an avid bowler, loved to read, and occasionally liked to go to the casinos with her daughter. She also owned an antique glassware shop. Maxine is survived her daughter, Janet (Stormy) Love & husband Carroll of Kerens, grandsons, Blake & Matthew Taylor; great-grandsons, Ethan & Ryan Taylor; sisters, Cathy Keeton, Geraldine Hupp, and Clara Guevara; and a brother, Dewey Norris. Funeral Service is 10:00 AM, Tuesday, November 30, 2004, at Jaynes Memorial Chapel. Visitation with the family is 6-9 pm, Monday. Jaynes Memorial Chapel 811 South Cockrell Hill Road Duncanville TX 75137 972-298-2334

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  • Published in the Dallas Morning News on 11/28/2004.

JAMES DAVID QUINN
Dec 5, 1934 - Apr 21, 2004

James David Quinn, age 69, of Wharton, died Wednesday, April 21, 2004, in a local hospital following a brief illness. He was born on December 5, 1934, in Kerens, Texas, the son of the late Alton B. Quinn and Johnnie Kate Quinn.

Mr. Quinn was a graduate of West Columbia High School and he received his Master of Music degree from Sam Houston State University. He served in the U.S. Army. James moved to Wharton in 1961 and was employed by the Wharton Independent School District for 15 years as a government and history teacher and choir director. He later received his real estate brokerís license and founded Quinn Properties in Wharton. For the past six years, he has been associated with Schneider/Quinn in Houston as an appraiser. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wharton, where he served as church choir director for many years. He was a member of the Wharton Country Club, where he enjoyed playing golf and being with his family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2004, at the Wharton Funeral Home with the Reverend Paul Thomasson officiating.

Graveside services and interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2004, at the Cedar Lawn Haven of Rest Cemetery in West Columbia.

Survivors include his daughter, Beth Toon and husband, Tim, of Walla Walla, Washington; sons, Paul David Quinn and wife, Terri, of Wharton and Michael David Quinn of Corpus Christi; grandchildren, Christopher Quinn, Chad Quinn, Collin Quinn, Kevin Toon and Parker Toon.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Renfro.

Pallbearers will be Charles Chambers, Doug Moses, Walter Joe Mangum, John Schneider, Bubba Miller, Bob Creamer and Neil Reynolds.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Waters, Donnie Witwiski, Bob Wynn and David Brewer.

If desiring, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1717 Pioneer, Wharton, Texas 77488.


J. C. Mathers
Apr 30, 1926 - Dec 9, 2004

J. C. Mathers, 78, of Blooming Grove passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, at Mulberry Manor in Stephenville.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Brother Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Italy Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be men of First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove.

Mr. Mathers was born April 30, 1926, in Italy, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanna Jean Mathers in 1986; son, Jay Gene Mathers in 1958; parents, Joseph and Laura Belle Embrey Mathers; and brother, Kenneth Mathers in 1989.

Survivors include his children, Carolyn and Floyd Turnley of Kissimmee, Fla., Jeff and Sherry Mathers of Brownwood, and Patti and Lee Dudley of Stephenville; grandchildren, Adam and Megan Dudley of Stephenville, Tyler Dudley of Stephenville, Kelly Turnley of Kissimmee, Fla., and Jason Turnley of Kissimmee, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Murrie Wainscott of Italy; sisters-in-law, Clovis Mathers Mason and husband Don of Springtown and Sue Phillips and husband Jerry of Italy; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Riddle of Italy and Harold Riddle and wife Pattie of Mineola; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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Angela Kathryn (Hood) Yarbrough
Sep 22, 1967 - Dec 9, 2004

Angela Kathryn Yarbrough

Funeral services for Angela Kathryn Yarbrough, 37, of Corsicana will be held at 3 p.m. today at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with the Rev. C. L. Taylor officiating. Burial will be held at Salem Cemetery in Rusk.

Mrs. Yarbrough died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, in a Dallas hospital. She was born Sept. 22, 1967, in Lufkin. She was a TYC correctional officer.

Survivors include her husband, Leonard Eugene Yarbrough of Corsicana; sons, Cameron Harrison of Houston and Tim Yarbrough and Andrew Yarbrough, both of Corsicana; daughter, Kasey Yarbrough of Corsicana; father, John S. Hood III of Reklaw; mother, JoAnn Hoppers and husband Billy of Robinson; brothers, John Hood IV of Rusk, Colton Hood and wife Tonya of Killeen, Brody Hoppers of Houston and Kelly Hoppers of San Antonio; sisters, Shelly Dewbre of Rusk and Tracey Douglas of Leesville, La.; grandmother, Pat Hoppers of Palestine; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers will be James Mitchell, Bear Bozeman, Lance Northern, Brian Reno, Gary O'Dell and Joe Dale Harris.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Thompson Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

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Vicki Gelene (Malone) Hanna
May 16, 1953 - Dec 8, 2004

Vicki Malone Hanna

Vicki Malone Hanna, 51, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson and the Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Mrs. Hanna was born May 16, 1953, in Corsicana. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Malone, Danny Hanna Jr., Joey Hanna, Cody Hanna, Jerry Neal Hanna, Ricky Hightower, Jeremy Hightower and Jeffery Hightower.

She was preceded in death by her father, Victor Mills Malone.

Survivors include her husband, Bennie Hanna of Corsicana; daughter, Hope Hanna of Corsicana; mother, Syble Malone of Corsicana; brothers, Tim Malone of Corsicana and David Malone of Frost; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mohammad Jamshidi
March 21, 1951 - Dec 8, 2004

Mohammad Jamshidi, 53, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Services were 7 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Tehran, Iran.

Honorary pallbearers were Farid Ebadian, Mohammad Pishanidar, B.J. Bijani, Ron Farmer, Jim Parks, Tony Jamshidi, Jason White, Ali Ahamadi and loyal employees of the Super Stop.

Mr. Jamshidi was born March 21, 1951, in Tehran, Iran to Bagher and Maasoumeh Yushinejad Jamshidi.

Survivors include his wife, Sorayya Jamshidi of Corsicana; sons, Ira Jamshidi and Nima Jamshidi, both of Corsicana; daughter, Ida Jamshidi of Corsicana; and mother, Maasoumeh Yushinejad Jamshidi of Iran.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Bernice (Melton) Sanders
July 17, 1924 - Dec 9, 2004

Bernice Sanders, 80, of Hillsboro passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, at Hill Regional Hospital in Hillsboro.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel 200 E. Franklin, Hillsboro, with the Rev. Charles Strickland, Dr. Howard Daniel and the Rev. Leon Vorphal officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery in Navarro County.

Mrs. Sanders was born July 17, 1924, in Dresden, Navarro County, to Ben B. and Effie (Staggs) Melton. She lived in the Malone and Bynum areas before moving to Hillsboro in 1978. On Nov. 5, 1943, she married Daryl Sanders in Mertens. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Hillsboro.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a grandson, Jonathan Sanders on Feb. 26, 1984.

Survivors include her husband, Daryl E. Sanders of Hillsboro; children, Michael D. Sanders and wife Becky and Brenda J. Pederson and husband David, all of Hillsboro; brothers, J.K. Melton and Douglas Dwayne Melton, both of Blooming Grove; sisters, Helen Farish of Blooming Grove, Betty Wilson of Fort Worth and Margie Wharton of Bellville; sister-in-law, Blonnie Turner of Corsicana; grandsons, Brian Pederson of San Marcos and Mark Pederson of Hillsboro; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 271, Hillsboro, TX 76645.

Arrangements by Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors, Hillsboro.

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BERNICE SANDERS
Bernice Sanders, 80, of Hillsboro died Thursday, December 9, 2004, at Hill Regional Hospital in Hillsboro. She was born July 17, 1924, in Dresden in Navarro County, daughter of the late Ben B. and Effie Staggs Melton. She lived in the Malone and Bynum areas before moving to Hillsboro in 1978. On November 5, 1943, she married Daryl Sanders in Mertens. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Hillsboro. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Jonathan Sanders, February 26, 1984. Survivors include: her husband, Daryl E. Sanders of Hillsboro; two children, Michael D. Sanders and wife, Becky, and Brenda J. Pederson and husband, David, all of Hillsboro; two brothers, J. K. Melton and Douglas Dwayne Melton, both of Blooming Grove; three sisters, Helen Farish of Blooming Grove, Betty Wilson of Fort Worth and Margie Wharton of Bellville; two grandsons, Brian Pederson of San Marcos and Mark Pederson of Hillsboro; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 11, 2004, at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro with Rev. Charles Strickland, Dr. Howard Daniel and Rev. Leon Vorpahl officiating. Burial was at Dresden Cemetery in Navarro County.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 271, Hillsboro 76645.

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  • The Reporter


Ellen Jean. Beamon

Sep 11, 1927 - Dec 11, 2004

Ellen J. Beamon

Ellen J. Beamon, 77, passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004 at Deaconness Hospital in Oklahoma City. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Ellen Jean Beamon

Ellen Jean Beamon, 77, of Oklahoma City, Okla. was welcomed by her Savior Jesus Christ Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004.

She was born Sept. 11, 1927, to Charles Henry and Nancy Marie Smith in Shreveport, La.

She is survived by two daughters, Virginia Sherman of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Sandra Cox of Bethany, Okla.; one son, Richard Thatcher of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and one adopted son, Timberon Beamon of Henderson, Nev. Jean was also survived by 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Frank Beamon, as well as a daughter, Roxy Denton, and a granddaughter.

Jean has touched the lives of so many and will be greatly missed by everyone. She will forever remain in our hearts.

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

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Parm C. Anderson
Nov 24, 1915 - Apr 13, 2004

Parm C. Anderson, 88, passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2004.
Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Friday in Greenwood Chapel. Burial: Hamilton Beeman Cemetery, Corsicana. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Parm was born Nov. 24, 1915, in Pursley. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors: Wife, Anna Anderson; sons, Robert Anderson of Granbury, Ronny Anderson of Azle and Jerry "Andy" Anderson of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Tim and Bill Anderson, Kimberly Pereda and Lisa Flanagain, all of Fort Worth, and Tina Goree of Newark; great-grandchildren, Summer Anderson, T. C. Anderson, Clayton Anderson and Karlee Flanagain, all of Fort Worth, Erika Goree of Newark and Justin Anderson of Midlothian; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Louise (Martin) Lindley
Sep 1, 1924 - Dec 13, 2004

Louise Martin Lindley, 80, of Athens, born Sept. 1, 1924, left this world on Dec. 13, 2004, to join her husband, Raymond A. Lindley, in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Highland Hills Baptist Church with the Rev. Kelly Carnes and the Rev. Jim Boyte officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her mother, Katie Daily; father, John Martin; brothers, John Martin Jr. and Dean Martin; and sisters, Venita Little and Barbara "Bob" Carey.

Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Wanda Hollis and Shelley and Diron Berry, all of Athens; grandchildren, Stacey Meinhardt, Catherine Chambers, Shana Shaner, Brandy Brown and Casey Smith; great-grandchildren, Doug, Ericka, Raymond and Rielley; step grandchildren, Shayla, Amber and Tye; brother, Bill Martin of California; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include James Smith, Eddie Gonzales, Doug Chambers, Ray Meinhardt, Garvin Martin, Josef Shaner and Korey Brown.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.

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Albert Ray Littrell
Aug 26, 1941 - Dec 12, 2004

Albert Ray Littrell, 63, of Barry made his homeward journey to be with his Lord and Savior, on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, with his loving wife and children at his side.

He was born Aug. 26, 1941, in McKinney, the son of Jack F. and Neva Botsford Littrell. He graduated from Anna High School and then attended Grayson College. On Aug. 15, 1966, he was married to Marsha E. Hall. In 1978 he was employed by Par-Gas. He owned and operated Longhorn Propane Gas Service in Barry since 1992. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Haworth, Okla.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Marsha Evelyn Hall Littrell of Barry; two sons and their wives, Lee Edward Sr. and Ann Littrell with their children Lee Edward Jr. and Selena Littrell of Corsicana, and Vincent "Sport" and Darla Littrell of Barry with their children, Jennifer and daughter Shanna Telles of Blue Ridge, Jency Holt of Barry, Cole and Ashley Holt of Keller, Ryan Mounger of Kerens and Taylor Littrell of Barry; daughter, Kimberly "Kay" Schipper and husband Larry, children Amanda Schipper of Stillwater, Mellisa Perry and Travis Schipper of Barry; his mother, Neva Botsford Littrell of Anna; six brothers, Jack Wayne Littrell of Bells, Don Littrell and Jan Sager of Trenton, Mike Littrell and wife Lynn of Tom Bean, John Littrell and wife Tammy of Trenton, Ron Littrell and wife Debbie of Garland, Bill Littrell and wife Donna of Anna; two sisters, Martha Williamson and husband Neil of Anna and Samye Dickerson of Anna; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack F. Littrell; sister-in-law, Dean Littrell; brother-in-law, Connie Owen Dickerson; and several aunts, uncles cousins and both sets of grandparents.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at Calvary Worship Center, 1364 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, with Dr. Gary W. Johnson and the Rev. Dan Rogers officiating.

Arrangements by J. E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

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Georgia Alice (Gan) Berry
Jan 31, 1909 - Dec 14, 2004

Georgia Alice (Gan) Berry, 94, of Lewisville, and formerly of Navarro County, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004 at a Lewisville nursing and rehab center.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.

Georgia was born Jan. 31, 1909 in Spring Hill in Navarro County to George and Julia Alice Prater Gan. Her mother died two days later from birth complications. When the doctor confused the registration of the birth and death dates, it resulted in an official birth date of Feb. 1, 1909. She was raised by her maternal grandparents until age eleven when she went to live with her father and stepmother.

She married James Hobart Berry on Dec. 18, 1926 in Navarro County and to this union, three children were born before the family moved to West Texas. Georgia and her husband had an auto repair shop for many years in Stamford. She was an active member for many years in Trinity Baptist Church in Stamford. Georgia was known for her youthful spirit and love of independence. After the death of her husband, Hobart in 1974, Georgia remained in West Texas until poor health forced her to move back to Central Texas.

Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents; her eldest son, George Edward Berry and a sister, Marcelle Plemons.

She is survived by son, Loy Berry of Ponder; daughter, Jackie Hodges of Denton; brothers, George Gan of Eddy, Cleat Gan of Lewisville and Curt Gan of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Ronny Berry of Wolfe City, Penny Jordan of Anson, Jerry Brierton of Double Oak, Bill Smith Jr. of Denton, Curtis Berry of Denton and Tina Cabrera of Denton; 17 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family requests that memorials be made to Veritas Hospice.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

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Emily Mary Rodriguez

Infant Emily Mary Rodriguez, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Graveside services were held today at 11 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery with Father Danilo Ramos officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Gary Wayne Hambrick
Mar 4, 1963 - Dec 13, 2004

Gary Wayne Hambrick, age 41, of Ennis died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, in Waxahachie. He was born on March 4, 1963 in Corsicana to Lester and Wanda (Barham) Hambrick. Gary married Yolanda DeLosSantos on June 9, 1995, in Palmer. He attended Corsicana High School. Gary worked at Leggett & Platt for 10 years. The joy of Gary's life was his family.

He is survived by his wife, Yolanda; two sons, Kevin Wayne and John Victor all of Ennis; parents, Lester and Wanda; two brothers, Mark and his wife Karen, and Mike and his wife Ana all of Corsicana; in-laws, Domingo and Louisa DeLosSantos of Ennis, and several nieces and nephews

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 17, in the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel, 800 S. Kaufman St., Ennis, with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, Ennis.

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Velma Marie (Walker) Towns
Jul 22, 1913 - Dec 15, 2004

Marie Towns

Marie Towns, 91, of Corsicana left this world to be with her maker Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004 in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Kerens City Cemetery with Dr. John LaNoue officiating.

She was born in Powell on July 22, 1913 to George B. and Betty Walker. She married Johnie B. Towns Jr. on June 1, 1929 in Corsicana. They lived in Corsicana and Hester for years and then upon the death of her husband, in 1968, she moved to Tool. She recently moved back to Corsicana. She was a bookkeeper for Holsey Sand and Gravel for many years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved cooking and reading recipes. The family would like to express its appreciation to Dr. John D. Updegrove, Jan Driver N. P., and Dr. Kent E. Rogers, the wonderful nurses on the fourth floor of Navarro Regional Hospital, Angels at Home, Inc., Kim Holmes, Family First Hospice, Heritage Oaks West and family friends.

She was preceded in death by husband Johnie B. Towns Jr., parents George B. and Betty Walker and Clarence Walker.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Leila and Fred Rasmussen; granddaughters and husbands Amy and Ken Carr, Rose and Rick Rash, Risa and Frank Marx and Patti and Russell Woodall; great-grandchildren Hilary York, Cameron York, Jonathon Rash, Jacob Rash, Joseph Rash, Hudson Marx, Caleb Marx, Nate Woodall and Betsy Woodall; sister Louise McCammon; brother and sister-in-law George B. and Janet Walker; and nephew George B. Walker III.

Memorials may be made to the Handbell Fund of Cornerstone Baptist Church, 800 N. Main, Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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VELMA MARIE TOWNS
(July 22, 1913 - December 15, 2004)

Mrs. Marie Towns was born on July 22, 1913 in Powell, Texas and passed away on December 15, 2004 in Corsicana. Texas. Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 16, 2004 at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 17, 2004 at the Kerens City Cemetery with Dr. John LaNoue officiating. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a brother. She is survived by her Daughter and Son-in-Law Leila & Fred Rasmussen of Corsicana. Four Granddaughters, Nine Great Grandchildren, One Sister, and a Brother & Sister-in-Law and a Nephew. Those desiring to do so may make memorial contributions the Handbell Fund of Cornerstone Baptist Church at 800 N. Main Corsicana, Texas 75110.


Catherine Fay (Bentley) Miller
Nov 13, 1913 - Dec 15, 2004

Catherine Fay Miller

Catherine Fay Miller, 91, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004 in Killeen.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Mr. Steve Orbison officiating.

Catherine Fay Miller was the daughter of Charles Wesley Bentley and Lula Montgomery Bentley Nov. 13, 1913. She was born in Corsicana, and grew up in Bristol, Texas. She was a member of the Killeen Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E.C. (Buss) Miller and her parents, Charles Wesley and Lula Bentley.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Gary Ray and Cheryl Miller of Killeen; son Barry Bentley Miller of Burnet; and grand-daughter Sheri Rae Miller of Killeen.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Willie George Brooks
Jul 29, 1929 - Dec 15, 2004

Willie George Brooks was born July 29, 1929 in Navarro County around Navarro Mills.

He died Dec. 15, 2004.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Younger Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Reid of Navarro Mills Baptist Church officiating.

He was a farmer and cattleman and owned Willie G. Brooks Bulldozer Service. He was a member of Navarro Mills Baptist Church.

In his retired years he spent many hours fishing and tending to his garden with pride.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Myrtle Brooks; two brothers, E. O. Brooks and Ernest Brooks; his wife, Betty Jones Brooks; and infant son, Michael Brooks.

He is survived by Kenneth, Jennifer and Dusty Brooks; Don, Glenda, Michael, Garrett and Matthew Brooks; Jerry and Delores Brooks; Luann and Kylie George; Keith and Renee Bower; Wade Brooks; Merl Brooks, Vivi Brooks, Bonnie Price; Alvin Brooks; Maudine Blackburn; Adine Cumbie; and Charles Brooks.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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WILLIE GEORGE BROOKS
(July 29, 1929 - December 15, 2004)

Funeral Services for Mr. Brooks will be 3:00 P.M. Thursday at Younger Cemetery. Willie George Brooks was born July 29, 1929 in Navarro County around Navarro Mills. Died December 15, 2005 in Corsicana. He was a farmer and cattleman and owned Willie G. Brooks Bulldozer Service. He was a member of Navarro Mills Baptist Church. In his retired years he spent many hours fishing and tending to his garden with pride. He was preceeded in death by his his parents Andrew & Myrtle Brooks, two brothers E. O. Brooks & Ernest Brooks, his wife Betty Jones Brooks, and Infant Son Michael Brooks. He is survived by Kenneth, Jennifer & Dusty Brooks. Don, Glenda, Michael, Tori, Garrett nad Matthew Brooks. Jerry and Delores Brooks, Luann & Kylie George, Keith & Renee Bower, Wade Brooks, Merrell Brooks, Vivi Brooks, Bonnie Price, Alvin Brooks, Maudine Blackburn, Adine Cumbie and Charles Brooks


Ernest Lawton. Paul
Jan 25, 1907 - Aug 13, 1965

Ernest L. Paul Expires Friday

Ernest L. Paul, 58, farmer, native of Ellis County, died Friday morning in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Kerens with burial in the Long Prairie cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Wilbanks, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church, Corsicana, assisted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the First Baptist church of Kkerens.

Paul spend most of his life in Kerens, moving to Corsicana six years ago.  The family resides at 923 West Sixth avenue.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Matie Paul, Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Gill, Dallas; Mrs. Frances Massey Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Mary Jewel Sutterfield, Waco; Mrs. Ethelen Coker, Houston; Mrs Virgie Mae Giles, Corsicana and Mrs. Josephine Cox, Dallas; seven; seven sons, Ernest E., Harold, Terry Joe, Marvin and Arron Paul, all of Corsicana, Arlin Wayne Paul, Palestine, and Raymond Paul, Dallas; four brothers, Vernon and Allen Paul, both of Gerens; Calvin Paul, Oklahoma, and Ray Paul, Beaumont; five sisters, Mrs Stafford Cunningham, Wolfe City; Mrs. Faye Scott, Corsicana; Mrs. Veralee Perry and Mrs. Miriam James, both of Oklahoma, and Mrs. Leona McGagran, Edinburgh, a number of grand-children and other relatives.

Brothers-in-law will be pallbearers.

Paschal Funeral Home directs.

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  • Submitted by Fran Massey
  • Scan of Actual Obituary
  • Married Mattie Lou Augusta Thornsberry on 22 September 1926 at Rural Shade, Navarro Co., TX
  • Son of Joseph Walton Paul & Frances Priscilla (Ticer) Paul

Norris H. 'Tucker' Hardgrave
May 6, 1917 - Dec 17, 2004

N. H. "Tucker" Hardgrave

N. H. "Tucker" Hardgrave, 87, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Resthaven Memorial Park with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Coyote Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force.

Mr. Hardgrave was born May 6, 1917, in Kerens. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served in the Pacific during World War II. He later was employed with the Frances Oil Company for a number of years until he retired. He was an active member of the Coyote Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force and the Eureka Masonic Lodge No. 1060.

He was preceded by his parents, Leonard and Arva Hardgrave, and seven brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Johnny Coker of Amarillo; granddaughter and husband, Alaina and Aaron Lindsey of Houston; grandson and wife, Stan and Tammy Coker of Wichita Falls; great-granddaughters, Olivia Coker of Wichita Falls and Molly Lindsey of Houston; great-grandsons, Regan Lindsey and Taylor Lindsey, both of Houston; sister, Sue Mayfield of Austin; numerous nieces and nephews and a big host of friends.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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N. H. "TUCKER" HARDGRAVE
(May 6, 1917 - December 17, 2004)

Mr. N. H. "Tucker" Hardgrave, 87, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, December 17, 2004 in Corsicana. He was born on May 6, 1917 in Kerens, Texas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served in the Pacific during World War II. He later was employed with the Frances Oil Company for a number of years until he retired. He was an active member of the Coyote Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force, and the Eureka Masonic Lodge #1060. Visitation will he held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 18, 2004 at the funeral home. Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 19, 2004 at the Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.  Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the Coyote Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force. Those desiring to do so may make a memorial contribution to a charity of their choice. Mr. Hardgrave was preceded in death by his parents and seven brothers & sisters. He is survived by his Daughter & Son-in-law Patricia & Johnny Coker of Amarillo, Tx. 2 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, his Sister Sue Mayfield of Austin, Tx., numerous nieces & nephews, and a big host of friends.


Evelyn Elizabeth (Starnes) McHenry
Jun 20, 1922 - Dec 16, 2004

Evelyn Elizabeth McHenry, 82, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004 at her residence.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Westhill Church of Christ with Ferman Carpenter officiating. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Denison Cemetery in Idabell, Okla.

Pallbearers will be Robert Harper Jr., Gerry Harris, John Ramsey, Doug Ramsey, Clint McHenry and Eric Smith.

Mrs. McHenry was born June 20, 1922 in Saratoga, Ark. to William Watson and Pauline Bates Starnes.

Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law Bill and Jennee McHenry of Corsicana and Robert McHenry of Exeter, N.H.; daughters and sons-in-law Linda and Dale Helmlinger of Tyler and Karen and Steve Smith of Springfield, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother Wroyce Starnes of Walnut Creek, Calif.; sisters Ernestine Harrelson of Amarillo, Betty Jo Rogers of Idabell, Okla. and Sue Laengrich of Midland.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lorena Ross (Tramel) Armstrong
Aug 18, 1914 - Dec 15, 2004

Lorena Ross Armstrong

Lorena Ross Armstrong, born Aug. 18, 1914, in Kerens to Shelah and Mary Ellen Tramel, was joyously welcomed into heaven on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at the age of 90. She lived 85 years of her life in Kerens. At the time of her death she was a resident of Hearthstone Assisted Living of Irving. She died at Baylor Hospital of Irving.

Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens with Dr. Steve Nutter officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family members.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, L. C. "Yank" Ross in 1973 and H. R. "Dude" Armstrong in 1997.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Betty Ann and Dick Derden of Irving; grandchildren, Rhonda and Philip Davison and Sharla and Les Vaughan; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Edith Lois (Harrell) Truax
Mar 9, 1925 - Dec 2004

Edith Lois Harrell Truax, 79, of Corpus Christi passed away in her home with her family at her side after a short battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, (Wilfred) Bruce Truax, her daughters and sons-in-law, Debby and Larry Ferrell, Sue and Darell Speirer, Patty and Tad Scripter, and her son and daughter-in-law David and Kathryn Truax. Her seven grandchildren, Patrick (Wendy) Ferrell, Daniel (Kim) Ferrell, James (Cathy) Speirer, Quinn Scripter, Shawn Speirer, Claire Scripter, and Izabelle Truax and three great grandchildren, Brendan and Katelynn Ferrell and Clara Ferrell, and extended family Margaret Ferrell.

Edith Lois, the first child of Lavonia Lock and George Hairell, was born in Navarro County, Texas on March 9, 1925. She had a baby brother who was still born in 1930. Her parents separated when she was very young and each remarried and had additional children. She was raised in Emhouse with two half sisters, Louise Statham, surviving her, and Ruth Stover, who preceded her in death, the children of her mother's second marriage. In her later life, one of her great joys was her discovery of and relationship with her siblings from her father's second marriage, her brothers, Jack and Bob Hairell and her sister, Peggy Hairell Tomlin. She also leaves numerous nieces and nephews and many loving friends.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on today at Seaside Funeral Home in Corpus Christi. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 20, 2004 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel at 3 p.m. by Chaplain Cherie Hopkins.

Reverend Joe Warren will conduct graveside services on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at 11 a.m. in Holly Springs Cemetery in Montalba, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Edith's name to Vista Care Hospice Foundation, 5656 South Staples, #350, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411.

Arrangements by Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home.

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Helen Lorane (Robinette) Jenkins
Jun 13, 1919 - Dec 20, 2004

Helen Lorane Jenkins

Helen Lorane Jenkins, 85, of Ennis, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Dec. 20, 2004 at Ennis Care Center.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana with the Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating. Interment will be at Augusta Memorial Gardens in Augusta, Ark.

Mrs. Jenkins was born to Nathan Martin Robinette and Vesta Mae Gipson Robinette on June 13, 1919 in Tupelo, Ark. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, a member of the Solid Rockers Choir and the Kinsloe House.

Mrs. Jenkins is survived by a son, Sandy Jenkins and wife Kay of Corsicana; and a granddaughter, Allison, also of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Lois (McGary) Freeman
Oct 26, 1928 - Dec 19, 2004

Lois McGary Freeman, 76, of Pasadena, Texas passed away Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004 at Pasadena Care Center in Pasadena after having a long struggle from a severe stroke in November of 2003.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m Wednesday a Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.

She was born Oct. 26, 1928 in Corsicana to her parents: Ranklin McGary and Louella Dycuss. She was an accomplished accountant, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Lois was active at Northside Baptist Church while in Corsicana.

Her survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law, Stanley and Patricia A. Freeman of Porter; twin granddaughters and their families, Cindy Bledsoe and husband John David and their children Bradley, Tony and Tiffany of Livingston and Sandy Eiland and husband Tim and their children Cody and Ashley of Winona, Miss.

Lois was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, John Welsey Freeman in August 1996; and mother, Louella Dycus Patterson in June 2004.

She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Mary Beth Tatum of Lindale and Janie Wilson and husband Lonnie of Dallas; brother-in-law, Monte Ray Freeman of Coppell; and cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Barbara (Odom) Yates
Aug 3, 1937 - Dec 18, 2004

Barbara Yates

Barbara Yates, 67, of Magnolia, Ark. passed away Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004 at her home.

She was born Aug. 3, 1937 in Navarro County to the late Palmer Dexter Odom and Sue Odom Warfield. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Lutheran Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband James Wallace Yates.

She is survived by one son, Jimmy Yates and his wife Carole of Magnolia, Ark.; two daughters, Jana Sanner and her husband John and Ginger Payne and her husband Barry, all of Emerson, Ark.; two grandsons, Johnny Sanner and his wife Brandy and Eric Yates, all of Magnolia, Ark.; and three granddaughters, Brittany Payne and Bethany Payne of Emerson, Ark. and Jessica Yates of Magnolia, Ark.

Graveside services were held Monday, Dec. 20, 2004 at Emerson Presbyterian Cemetery with Bro. Eric Goble officiating under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the donors' choice.

The family would like to thank her caregivers: Doris, Nancy, Monica and Rhonda.

Arrangements by Lewis Funeral Home.

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Vera Lee (Jones) McDonald
Nov 14, 1927 - Dec 19, 2004

Vera Lee 'Puddin' Jones Mc Donald was born Nov. 14, 1927, in Elm Flat (Powell), to the parentage of Theodore "Butus" and Alice Jones. She received her formal education in the Powell School District and G.W. Jackson High School. She professed a faith in Christ and united with Bethlehem Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Dairy Johnson Sr. in which she served in the Mission Department. She met and married James Russell McDonald Sr. and to their union 10 children was born. She retired from Navarro Memorial Hospital after 32 years of loyal service. The angel of silence entered her life Dec. 19, 2004.

Wake service will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 409 N. Third St. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Pastor Dairy Johnson Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be the grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

She is survived by one brother, Harry Jones; five sisters, Agnes Jimmerson, Bobbie Jones, Alberta Youma and Alice Davis, all of Dallas, and Onie Wallace of Corsicana; 10 children, James McDonald Jr. of Port Arthur, Dianne and Larry Joe, and Robbie and Greg Fowler, all of Dallas, Ellender and Dairy Johnson Sr., Frederick (Vicki) McDonald and John McDonald, all of Corsicana, Rosie Wilson and Dwight Mc Donald, both of Houston, George and Maria McDonald of Spring Hill, Fla., and Christine and Carl Robinson of Atlanta, Ga.; 34 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one expected arrival; and godchildren, the Rev. Jessie and Johnnie Williams, David Chaney and Sonya White, all of Corsicana, and Gary Mc Donald of California.

She was preceded in death by parents, Theodore and Alice Jones; two brothers, Charles Jones and Larry Jones; and two grandbabies, Nashon Hezikah Flower and Dikiti Deshaye Johnson.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary

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Celia (Chase) Wear
Apr 6, 1908 - Dec 19, 2004

Celia Wear

Funeral services for Celia Wear were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Keever Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Ricks officiating. Interment was in the Rice Cemetery.

Mrs. Wear, 96, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, at Ennis Care Center.

She was born April 6, 1908, in Kaufman, the daughter of George L. and Ellen E. Craven Chase. She attended school in Bardwell and Ennis. On Nov. 17, 1925, she was married to John Wear. After their marriage, they lived in Rice. She was employed by Donovan-Galvani for 19 years, retiring in 1973 as an inspector. Mr. Wear preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 1986. She was a member of Anthony Drive Baptist Church.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by J. E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

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David Wayne Whitehead Sr.
1954 - 2004

David Wayne Whitehead Sr., 50, retired , went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Lucas Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Burial: Isham Cemetery. Visitation: Friday 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Survivors: Wife, Patty Whitehead; son, David W. Whitehead Jr.; daughter, Melanie Campbell and husband, Tsgt. Dale E. Campbell II; parents, Doris Whitehead and F.W. Whitehead; brother, Don Whitehead and wife, Kathy; sister, Darla Burns and husband, Mark; and grandchildren, Kyla Campbell, Katelyn Campbell and Colton Campbell.
Published in the Star-Telegram on 11/12/2004


Richard Baxter Burdine, Jr.
Sep 19, 1918 - Dec 22, 2004
 

Richard Burdine

Richard Burdine of Dallas, born Sept. 19, 1918, in Tupelo, Texas, passed away Dec. 22, 2004.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Baxter and Maud Burdine of Tupelo.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Connie Walker Burdine; son, Larry Burdine and wife Sandy; daughter, Sherry Richards and husband Roger; grandchildren, Clint Burdine, Brian Burdine, Steven Poss, Zach Burdine and Kelly Richards; great-grandchildren, Kaylie and Cody Burdine; and sister, Joan Ellington and husband Dillard of Corsicana.

Richard served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. Stationed in England, he was responsible for a crew maintaining B17 Bombers. He was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather. A longtime member and elder of Oak Cliff Christian Church, Richard was also active in a musical ensemble, The Not Quite Ready For Prime Time Players, entertaining at nursing homes throughout the Metroplex.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Land Funeral Home, 6000 S. R.L. Thornton Frwy., Dallas. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Oak Cliff Christian Church, 1222 W. Kiest, Dallas. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at New Chatfield Cemetery.

Arrangements by Laurel Land Funeral Home, Dallas.

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Martha T. (Stefanski) McKee
Oct 20, 1911 - Dec 22, 2004

Martha T. Stefanski McKee

Martha T. Stefanski McKee, 93, of Terre Haute, Ind., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004 at Shakamak Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Jasonville, Ind.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at DeBaun Springhill Chapel in Terre Haute, Ind. Prayer service will be 5 p.m. Tuesday at DeBaun Springhill Chapel.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Terre Haute, Ind., with the Rev. Eugene Schmitt officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Terre Haute.

She was born Oct. 20, 1911, in Jasonville, Ind., to Paul Stefanski and Anna Ansorge Stefanski. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was a retired employee of the former Quaker Maid.

She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include one son, Al McKee of Terre Haute, Ind.; one daughter, Dorothy Morefield of Corsicana; two brothers, Thomas Stefanski of Terre Haute, Ind., and Joseph Stefanski of Michigan; two sisters, Katherine Wallace of Jasonville, Ind., and Margaret Stefanski of Terre Haute, Ind.; three grandchildren, John Mike Saberton, Theresa Marshall and Matt McKee; six great-grandchildren, Katie Saberton, Caroline Saberton, Caitlin Marshall, Cassidy Marshall, Matthew McKee and John Austin McKee.

Arrangements by DeBaun Funeral Home, Terre Haute, Ind.

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Jerry Ladois McCulloch
Sep 15, 1939 - Dec 19, 2004

Jerry McCulloch was born Sept. 15, 1939, in Dresden and passed from this life Dec. 19, 2004, in Mesquite.

Mr. McCulloch was preceded in death by his wife, Linda McCulloch.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen McCulloch; son, Richard McCulloch and his wife Jill; daughter, Susan Spoerl and her husband Rusty; godson, Joel Reeves; stepson, Jarod Johnson; grandchildren, Brandon, Amber, Mitchell and Bo McCulloch and Justin and Jeri Ann Spoerl; great-grandchildren, Bailey McCulloch and Tyson Mireles; parents, Elmer and Lorean McCulloch; and sister, Joyce Williams.

Services for Mr. McCulloch were 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Laurel Oaks Funeral Chapel in Mesquite. Graveside services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dresden Cemetery in Navarro County.

Arrangements by Laurel Oaks Funeral Home, Mesquite.

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Mary Jo (Young) David
 Apr 24, 1909 - Dec 22, 2004

Mary Jo David

Mary Jo David, 95, of Amarillo, and formerly of Bryan and Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Craig Methodist Retirement Center with Pastor John Wagoner, chaplain at Craig Methodist Retirement Center, officiating.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Interment will be beside her husband of 60 years, Lewis David.

Mrs. David's hobbies included golf, bridge, playing games and A&M. She was born April 24, 1909.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1990; and a son, John Lewis David Sr. in 1983.

Mrs. David is survived by a son, Frank Richard David and wife Ann of Dalhart; daughter-in-law, Julie David Wilcoxson and husband Bob of Dalhart; two sisters, Anna Mae Eliot of Corsicana and Billy Ruth Rubottom of Dallas; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to: John David Memorial, XIT A&M club, John David Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Armarillo Area Foundation, 801 South Fillmore, Suite 700, Amarillo, Texas 79101; or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Schooler Funeral Home.

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Mary Jo David

Amarillo
Mary Jo David: 1909-2004


Mary Jo David, 95, of Amarillo, formerly of Bryan and Corsicana, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Craig Methodist Retirement Center Chapel with John Wagoner, pastor and chaplain at Craig Retirement Center, officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Burial will be beside her husband of 60 years, Lewis David. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.

Mrs. David, 95 years, of Amarillo, and formerly of Bryan and Corsicana, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, in Amarillo. Her hobbies included golf, bridge, playing games and A&M.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1990 and a son, John Lewis David Sr. in 1983.

Survivors include a son, Frank Richard David and wife, Ann, of Dalhart a daughter-in-law, Julie David Wilcoxson and husband, Bob, of Dalhart; two sisters, Anna Mae Eliot of Corsicana and Billy Ruth Rubottom of Dallas; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be to John David Memorial, XIT A&M Club John David Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Amarillo Area Foundation, 801 S. Fillmore St., Suite 700, Amarillo, TX 79101 or to a favorite charity.

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  • Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 26, 2004

Jane Marie (Barham) Oliphant 
Dec 27, 1933 - Dec 24, 2004

Jane M. Barham Oliphant

Jane M. Barham Oliphant, 70, of Blooming Grove passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2004 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Rose Hill Cemetery with Gorden Griffin Sr. officiating.

Mrs. Oliphant was born Dec. 27, 1933 in Blooming Grove.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Matthew and Lance; and brothers, Don, Joel and Herschel Barham.

Mrs. Oliphant is survived by her husband, Thomas E. Oliphant Sr. of Blooming Grove; son, Thomas E. Oliphant Jr. of Blooming Grove; and brother, Earl Barham of Mansfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rose Hill Cemetery Association or an organization of your choice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Infant Camron Ayden Medina

Camron Ayden Medina of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004 in Dallas.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Vernon McGuyer officiating.

Camron is survived by his parents, Rudy and Racheal Medina of Corsicana; brothers, Jacob Medina and Derek Medina, both of Dumas; sister, Baley Lee Rejcek of Corsicana; twin sister, Chloe Alayne Medina of Corsicana; maternal grandmother, Diane Massey of Waco; maternal grandfather, Tim Carney of Ennis; paternal grandmother, Gloria Medina of Corsicana; great-grandmother, Pat Bunch of Corsicana; great-grandparents, Harold and Gynne Massey of Fairfield; great-grandfather, Vernon McGuyer of Corsicana; great-grandmother, Julia Mirinda of Dumas; great-grandparents, Kate and Jim Schroeder of Emhouse; and great-great-grandmother, Louise McCory of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Chester Houston "Check" Owens
Jul 25, 1921 - Dec 25, 2004

Check Owens, 83, of Purdon passed away Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan Rogers and the Rev. C. Dan Layne officiating. Interment will follow in the Younger Cemetery.

Mr. Owens was born July 25, 1921 in Blooming Grove. He was a retired maintenance man at Dawson and Corsicana ISDs. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.

Mr. Owens is survived by his wife, Iris Owens of Purdon; son and daughter-in-law, Earnest and Teresa Owens of Mabank; granddaughter and husband, Kimberly and Greg Tullos of McKinney; grandson and wife, David and Dani Owens of Mabank; great-granddaughter, Breanna Tullos of McKinney; great-grandson, Brayton Owens of Mabank; sister, Virgie Summers of Waco; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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G. W. French Jr.
1922 - 2004

G. W. French Jr., 82, a retired minister, passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 26, 2004, at an Arlington retirement center where, at the age of 82, he had been serving as chaplain for the past two years.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday, First United Methodist Church of Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Arlington Funeral Home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Methodist Children's Home in Waco or First United Methodist Building Fund.

Dr. G.W. French was a member of First United Methodist Church of Arlington. He was a 32nd degree Mason with over 50 years of service, and had been serving as chaplain at the Arlington Lodge No. 438.

G. W. was licensed to preach by the Corsicana district, Central, Texas Conference of the Methodist Church, June 27, 1942, and took his first pastoral appointment covering the two churches in Jonah and Weir in 1942-1943 while still a student in Southwestern. He then went on to serve as senior pastor for over 35 years at 10 churches across northern, central, and West Texas.

Preaching was his passion, and he was a good and faithful servant to his calling.

He loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors: Wife, Royleen; son, Gary Wayne French; daughter, Carolyn Sloan; stepdaughters, Renee Powell and Brenda Armstrong; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces, Joyce Blackburn of Lubbock and Sue Ratcliffe of Amarillo.

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  • Published in the Star-Telegram from 12/28/2004 - 12/29/2004.

Margaret Frances (Dougherty) Swink
 Jan 13, 1923 - Dec 24, 2004

Margaret Swink

Margaret Frances Dougherty was born Jan. 13, 1923, to E. K. and Holly Dougherty. She married John Bill "J. B." Swink on Dec. 29, 1943.

Margaret passed away in Athens on Dec. 24, 2004, after a brief illness.

She is survived by her husband, J. B. Swink, of Athens; a daughter, Sharon Rippley and husband, Wayne, of Katy; a son, Bill Swink, and wife, Judi, of The Colony; granddaughters, Gretchen Pausky and husband, David, (children Hailey and Cooper) and Angela Rippley, all of Katy, and Jennifer and Holly Blackwell of New York City, N.Y.; sisters, Holly Hankins of Balch Springs and Eva Shelton and husband, John, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special in-laws from the Swink side of the family.

She was a woman of great faith in God and touched the lives of many people. Prior to moving to Athens, she was a member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana for more than 20 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens for 42 years and was executive secretary at the church for more than 20 years. For many years she was also involved in WMU, Sunday School, Hospitality House (a mission outreach to families of prisoners at Tennessee Colony prison), all other mission activities and choir.

Margaret was an active member of the Quiltmakers Club and the Henderson County Food Pantry. She became a certified Braille typist while living in Corsicana and has a book in the Library of Congress that she prepared for her certification.

Margaret continued her giving spirit by donating her body to Southwestern Medical School in Dallas for research.

A memorial service to honor her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Athens with a time of remembrance and fellowship following in the church's fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Henderson County Food Pantry, P.O. Box 2062, Athens, TX 75751; Shady Oaks Baptist Church, State Highway 59, Athens, TX 75751; or the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering at First Baptist Church, 105 S. Carroll, Athens, TX 75751.

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Billy Ray Richardson
Jul 30, 1924 - Dec 29, 2004

Billy Ray Richardson, 80, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Ferman Carpenter and the Rev. Lain Teel officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Richardson was born July 30, 1924, in Forreston. He retired as captain after 30 years with the Corsicana Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife, Jennie Richardson of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Paulette and David Tipton of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Annele Richardson and Tom and Vicki Richardson, all of Corsicana; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph Richardson of Gun Barrel City; sisters, Lea Ross of Corsicana and Bonnie Vaughn and husband Bob of Dallas.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Henry Larry 'Griff' Griffith Jr. 
Apr 12, 1937 - Dec 30, 2004

Henry Larry "Griff" Griffith Jr., 67, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004 at Heritage Oaks West.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Dawson Cemetery with Dr. David Hale officiating.

Mr. Griffith was born April 12, 1937 in Corsicana to Henry Lawrence Griffith Sr. and Juanitha Swink Griffith. He served in the United States Air Force. He was an avid bay and gulf fisherman where he loved the area. He was a police officer for 25 years in the Valley and South Padre Island area.

He was preceded in death by uncles, George Ewing, Russell Walker and Clay Griffith; and aunt, Helen Griffith-Roper.

Mr. Griffith is survived by his mother, Juanitha Swink Griffith of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald C. and Brenda Griffith of Corsicana and John T. and Lisa Griffith of Justin; grandchildren, Amanda M. White and husband Cory of Corsicana, Ronnie C. Smith and wife Kelly of Lawton, Okla., Toby Kelly and Melvin Hernandez Jr.; great-grandchildren, Dylan Bugg, Payton B. Smith, and Aubree Paige Smith; sister, Beverly Griffith Williamson and husband Dugan of Navarro Mills; half-sister, Linda Beth Griffith-Jackson and husband Herbert of Burnet; uncles and aunts, Hollis and Betty Swink of Corsicana, Charles and Emma Goode of Navarro Mills, Edna Ewing of Waco, Lorene Walker of Corsicana, Ticoy Griffith of Hemphill, and Lurience Womack and Mack of Waco; a number of nieces and nephews; and special friends, Shanna York and Dora.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mary Anne (Sanford) Ingersoll
Mar 25, 1932 - Dec 31, 2004

Mary Anne Ingersoll, 72, of Dawson passed away Friday, Dec. 31, 2004 in Hubbard.

Gravesides services will be 4 p.m. today at Dresden Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Reid officiating.

She was born March 25, 1932 in Dallas.

She is survived by a son, Carl Lyons III; daughters, Sharon Houlihan of Rockville, Md., Peggy Kidrick of Navarro Mills, and Betty and W.L French of Dawson; sister Lillie Lawler of Navarro Mills; and aunt, Juanita Bradley of Dallas.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Jan 1, 2005
  • w/o Charles Ingersoll, married Nov 6, 1952, divorced at time of death (She had no children of her own but chose to mother Peggy Kendrick, Betty & W. L. French, Carl Lynn III and Sharkon Houlihan ---per Peggy Kendrick)
    Shared marker with Carl Lyons

Albert Lee King
Dec 4, 1938 - Dec 29, 2004

Albert Lee King of Kerens passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at Kerens Care Center. Services will be 11 a.m. today at Scott Funeral Chapel. Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at Samaria Cemetery near Kerens. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Jan 1, 2005
  • Social Security Death Index: Dec 4, 1938 - Dec 29, 2004; 75144 Kerens, Navarro Co., TX - 466-62-3925

Roland Thomas Dunkins

Roland Thomas Dunkins, 71, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at his residence. Services were held Friday, Dec. 31, 2004 at Lambuth United Methodist Church in Dallas with the Rev. Daniel F. Dalton officiating. Interment followed at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery. Arrangements were by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Debra Sue Pope
Sep 20, 1953 - Dec 28, 2004

Debra Sue Pope, 51, of Rice passed away Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004 in Corsicana.

A private cremation service is planned.

She was born September 20, 1953 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

She is survived by her husband, John Pope of Rice; daughters, Nicolette Ayala of Rice and Gina Gonzales of Ennis; son, Matthew Gonzales of Rice; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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John A. "Tony" Ferguson
Jan 8, 1959 - Jan 2005

John A. (Tony) Ferguson, 45, of Lanely passed away at Richland Chambers Reservoir.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Fairfield.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Fairfield with the Rev. Jesse Haynes officiating. Interment will follow at Dew Cemetery.

He was born January 8, 1959.

He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Ferguson.

Mr. Ferguson is survived by his wife, Teresa "Terry" Maggie Ferguson; daughter, Felina "Nina" Marie Ferguson; son, Paul Ferguson; mother, Imogene Ferguson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dickie and Brenda Ferguson, Jason and Amy Cooley Ferguson; sisters and brothers-in-law, Cindy Ferguson, Sandra and Robert Bragg, and Susan and Jay Compton.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Fairfield.

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Dianne Butler

Dianne Butler, 61, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital. No services are planned.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Duane Miller Whitfield

Duane M. Whitfield, 72, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mr. Duane M. Whitfield, age 72, of Corsicana, Texas, died Monday, January 3, 2005, in Corsicana, Texas. There will be a graveside funeral service 2:00 P.M. Tuesday January 4., 2004 in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, TX. He is survived by his Daughter & Son-in-law-Mrs. Kathy & Leon Lee Barton of Corsicana, Texas Son & Daughter-in-law-Mike & Cindy Whitfield of Roane, Texas Four Grand Children and Three Great Grand Children. Funeral will be officiated by Bro. Bill Honea. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas


Mayella Langley

Mayella Langley, 87, of Kerens passed away Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Bethel Baptist Church in Goodlow with the Rev. Earnest Betts officiating. Interment will follow at a cemetery in Whitehouse, Texas. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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