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John Bill ‘J.B.’ Swink
Oct 13, 1919 - May 28, 2006

John Bill Swink, known as “J.B.,” passed from this earth on Sunday, May 28, 2006, at South Place Nursing Home in Athens, at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 15 days. He was born near Dawson on Oct. 13, 1919, to Myrtle Lacy Peay Swink and Roy George Swink.

Roy George Swink died when his son was six months old. Myrtle and her young child moved to Corsicana, where, on Christmas Day 1925, she wed Will M. Taylor. Thus, for Christmas, J.B. got a daddy, brothers and a sister. The couple later added another son to their family.

After graduation from Corsicana High School in 1938, J.B. worked for a local bank, beginning a business career that was to span four decades.

During World War II, he served in the United States Army Air Corps, Field Artillery Air Detachment. In this time, he met and married Margaret Dougherty on Dec. 29, 1943, in Glendale, Ariz.

After his military service, he and Margaret moved to his hometown, where he returned to his bank job. Later establishing himself in the utilities field, he eventually moved with his family to Athens, where he later joined New Era Electric Cooperative. In 1982, J.B. retired as general manager of New Era.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana and later First Baptist Church in Athens. J.B.’s other activities and involvements were many and varied. He was a board member of Corsicana’s Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Foundation, continuing his work in these areas in Athens. He was active on the Athens Park Board, in the annual farm and ranch tour, Henderson County Regional Fair, 4-H, and FHA. One of his proudest moments was completion of North Park in Athens and renaming it O.D. Baggett Park in honor of Justice of the Peace Baggett, the first African-American to serve in an elective office in Athens.

His devoted wife Margaret died on Christmas Eve 2004. Also preceding him in death were his parents, four brothers, and two sisters.

Surviving are his daughter Sharon and husband Wayne, his son Bill and wife Judi, and his granddaughters Gretchen and husband David, Angela, and Holly and Jennifer. In addition, he is survived by his precious great-grandchildren, Hailey and Cooper. Surviving, also, are brothers- and sisters-in-law Joe Hodges Sr., Jack Wallace, Fran Taylor, Lavern Taylor, Eva Shelton, and Holly Hankins, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel, Corsicana, with burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana.

Sherwin Hankins, Jim Hankins, Kie Hankins, Joe Hodges Jr., Guy Furr and Chad Morgan will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Buster Geddie, Herbert Smith, Joe Bob Tekell, Don Taylor and Hollis Swink.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 2, at Gordon-Foster-Brown Funeral Home, 402 E. Tyler, Athens.

The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be sent to favorite charities.

Arrangements by Gordon-Foster-Brown Funeral Home, Athens.

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Nathaniel Johnson
Abt 1932 - May 24, 2006

Nathaniel Johnson, 74, of Corsicana passed away May 24, 2006 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Greater Renfro Memorial Church of God in Christ. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Clara Bell Day
abt 1916 - May 30, 2006

Clara Bell Day, 90, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at Heritage Oaks West Retirement Village. Services will be noon Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Ola Mae Richardson
Apr 6, 1924 - May 30, 2006

Ola Mae Richardson, 82, of Corsicana passed away May 30, 2006 in Mesquite. Wake services will be held at 7 p.m., Friday at Taylor Memorial Church of God In Christ located at 1600 E. Fifth Ave. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the same location. Pastor M.D. Haney will officiate. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jack Richardson, Willie Horn, Gerald Horn, Britt Williams, Leonard Hawkins, Darryl Durkee, Jr., Delvin Tallie, Darwin Richardson, Darron Richardson, Jr., Otha Young, Jr., Jody Reese, Jr. and Clarence Horn.

Mrs. Richardson was born on April 6, 1924 in Cameron. She was a faithful member and prayer warrior for many years at Taylor Memorial COGIC under the leadership of Elder Floyd Taylor and later under Elder Willie Brown. She was a happy, joyful, spiritually led woman of God who was always witnessing about God to whoever came into her presence.

She was preceded in death by her son James David Richardson; daughters, Missionary Joyce Smith, Bernadette Holt and Kawana Owens.

Survivors include her husband of 61 1/2 years J.D. Richardson; sons and daughter-in-law, Jessie Harold Richardson, Roy Lee and Earline Richardson, all of Corsicana, Darron and Renee Richardson of Lancaster; daughters and son-in-law Willie Fern and Darryl Durkee of Corsicana, Christine and Roy Tallie of Mesquite, Thara Ann and Bobby Tallie of Dallas, Janice Young of Lancaster; Twenty-nine grandchildren; Sixty great grandchildren; Eight great-great grandchildren; brothers-in-law Odell Sneed of Fort Worth, Elder H.D. Haney (Annell), Lewis Haney, all of Corsicana; Sisters-in-law Mattie Lee Brown of Corsicana and Evangeline Anderson; A host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Dovie (McClvaney) Howell
Feb 17, 1920 - Jun 1, 2006

Dovie Howell

Dovie Howell, 86, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, June 1, 2006, in Corsicana.

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

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

Mrs. Howell was born Feb. 17, 1920, in Rural Shade to William James Woodward and Mary Ann McClvaney. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Howell.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Jeanie Howell of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Billie and Royce Cox of Richland Hills, Evaughn and Ray Lawley of Canton, Winnie and Ellis Minatrea of Bowling Green, Ky., and Mary Smith of Rusk; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Gertrude (Warren) Moore
Jul 9, 1915 - May 29, 2006

Gertrude Warren Moore passed away May 29, 2006, in Corsicana. She was born in Austin, July 9, 1915. She was a longtime member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Garland.

She is survived by a daughter, Betty Callaway of Corsicana; granddaughters, Gail Grimes and husband Gary of Corsicana and Debbie Bourn and husband Kevin of Georgetown; great-granddaughters, Melissa Grimes of Corsicana and Kristen Bourn of Austin; great-grandsons, Eric Talley and wife Elizabeth of Corsicana and Michael Grimes and wife Carroll of Barry; great-great-grandson, Daniel Grimes of Barry; great-great-granddaughters, Mackenzie Grimes of Barry, Caroline Talley and Sydney Talley, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Margaret and husband Lovelee Lankford of Austin and May Belle Hall and husband Arlie of Vista, Calif.; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death husband, Henry; son, James H.; son-in law, Howard Callaway; grandsons, Lynn Callaway and Chuck Moore; brothers, Bernard Warren and Cecil Warren.

Graveside services were 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2006, at Restland Cemetery. [Dallas, TX]

Arrangements by Restland Funeral Home, Dallas.

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Leonard C. Conner, Rev.
Oct 1, 1917 - May 30, 2006

Leonard Conner

The Rev. Leonard C. Conner, 88, of Granbury went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, May 30, 2006, following a brief illness. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Until the time of his death, he was very active in his church, Southside Baptist, as well as around Granbury.

Leonard, the seventh of 11 children, was born to Sherrod and Graham (Sheets) Conner, on Oct. 1, 1917, in Roane. He grew up in that area and met his wife, Mary G. (Bassham) Conner there. He married his beloved wife on Sept. 3, 1940. They had been married for over 65 years.

Many years of Leonard’s life were spent in service to his Lord. He lived to preach God’s word. He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, in 1958. Afterward, he pastored churches in Patricia, Texas; Wellington, Texas; Kirtland, N.M.; and in Kalamazoo, Mich. Preaching was Leonard’s passion from which he did not retire. He filled the pulpit in churches as long as he lived. Leonard was talented musically and loved playing various instruments including guitar, banjo and fiddle. He loved to sing and directed the music for church services at times.

Leonard also loved to write. He wrote may stories, the last two being written to his wife, Mary, on their 64th wedding anniversary and one to his young granddaughter, Chloe, only two months ago.

Leonard’s wife, Mary, and his three daughters, Frankie, Lyndell and Cynthia, were the delight of his heart. A legacy of 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren are left behind to proudly bear his Godly heritage.

Leonard was a member of Southside Baptist Church for the 6 1/2 years he lived in Granbury. He loved Brother Gary Leonard, as well as every member of the congregation. He loved the Lord and his family deeply. He had a zest and love for life and a love for people. He leaves behind many, many friends. Leonard tried his best to show the love of God in all he did and said. He led a great number of people to salvation in Christ. He will be deeply missed. Preceding Leonard in death were his parents, eight brothers and sisters, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Geneva; daughters and sons-in-law, Frankie and Jerry Crowe, Lyndell and Eugene Torode, all of Granbury, and Cynthia and Don Baker of Walnut Springs; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Helen Campbell of Arlington and Johnnie Deavenport of Houston.

“The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms ...”

Arrangements by Wiley Funeral Home, Granbury.

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Conner, Leonard C.

Leonard C. Conner, 88, a pastor, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, May 30, 2006, following a brief illness.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury.

Until the time of his death, the Rev. Conner was very active in his church, Southside Baptist, as well as around Granbury.

Leonard, the seventh of 11 children, was born to Sherrod and Graham Sheets Conner on Oct. 1, 1917, in Roane. He grew up in that area and met his wife, Mary G. Bassham Conner, there. He married his beloved wife Sept. 3, 1940. They had been married for over 65 years.

Many years of Leonard's life were spent in service to his Lord. He lived to preach God's word. He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth in 1958. Afterward, he pastored churches in Patricia, Wellington, Kirtland, N.M., and in Kalamazoo, Mich. Preaching was Leonard's passion, from which he did not retire. He filled the pulpit in churches as long as he lived. Leonard was talented musically and loved playing various instruments including guitar, banjo and fiddle. He loved to sing and directed the music for church services at times.

Leonard also loved to write. He wrote many stories, the last two being written to his wife, Mary, on their 64th wedding anniversary, and one to his young granddaughter, Chloe, only two months ago.

Leonard's wife, Mary, and his daughters, Frankie, Lyndell and Cynthia, were the delight of his heart. A legacy of 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren are left behind to proudly bear his Godly heritage.

Leonard was a member of Southside Baptist Church for the 6 1/2 years he lived in Granbury. He loved Brother Gary Leonard, as well as every member of the congregation. He loved the Lord and his family deeply. He had a zest and love for life and a love for people. He leaves behind many, many friends. Leonard tried his best to show the love of God in all he did and said. He led a great number of people to salvation in Christ. He will be deeply missed.

"The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms..."

Preceding Leonard in death were his parents, eight brothers and sisters, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Survivors: Wife, Mary Geneva; daughters and sons-in-law, Frankie and Jerry Crowe and Lyndell and Eugene Torode, all of Granbury, and Cynthia and Don Baker of Walnut Springs; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Helen Campbell of Arlington and Johnnie Deavenport of Houston.

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  • Published in the Star-Telegram on 6/2/2006.

Annie Bell (Turner) Stephens
Nov 25, 1914 - May 29, 2006

Annie Bell Stephens

Annie Bell Stephens, resident of Corsicana, Texas passed away Monday May 29, 2006 in Corsicana at the age of 91. She was born on November 25, 1914 to William M. Turner and Josie Bell Ward Turner in Purdon, Texas. Graveside services will be held Tuesday May 30, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery with Bro. Bill Honea Officiating.

Survivors include her son James Stephens of Fort Worth. Grandchildren: Tony Stephens of Corsicana, Brad Stephens of Corsicana, and Aleshia Stephens of San Antonio. Brother Clyde Turner of San Antonio and a number of nieces and nephews.


Imogene Benefield
May 26, 1922 - May 19, 2006

Graveside services for Imogene Benefield will be held Monday May 22, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery. Survivors include her husband John H. Benefield of Blooming Grove, Tx. Sons and daughter-in-laws: Stanley H. Benefield and wife Christine of Monticello, Arkansas, and John D. Benefield and wife Carla of Mineral Wells, Tx. Six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


John Harold Benefield
May 8, 1919 - June 11, 2015

John Harold Benefield, age 96 went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, June 11, 2015. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove, Texas.

John was born on May 8, 1919 to James and Della Noblett Benefield in Pittsburg, TX. Within the first year his family and grandparents moved to Chillicothe, TX where they lived until he was 18 years old. During those 18 years his grandparents, James and Iola Pharr Noblett were very influential in John's life.
At 18 the entire family moved to Tyler, TX where he worked in the family grocery store. It wasn't long until John saw, what he said "was the most beautiful girl in the world and he was going to marry her". Her name was Imogene Smith who he called Gene. The economy was very poor so they decided that he would join the Army. He completed all of his training and by then World War II had begun. He was given a leave of absence before shipping out to Germany. He and Gene decided to marry before he left.

John was sent to Germany with the 9th army, 102 infantry division, where he was in the Battle of the Bulge. When the war ended, his company was in charge of getting the Jews that Hitler had imprisoned and tortured back to their families. Later in John's life he enjoyed showing his collection of World War II newspapers, scrapbook and his military book that was written by an army correspondent that followed every move that his division made. He was a very loyal patriot and loved that he had the opportunity to serve his country.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Gene of 64 years. He was also preceded in death by his parents James and Della Benefield and his sister Helen Winona Benefield Keeling.

He is survived by 2 sons, Stanley Harold and John David Benefield. Also survived by a brother, Tommy Benefield, and a sister Frankie Benefield Cox, 4 grandchildren, 10 Great grandchildren. One special great grandchild named Kristen Nicole Benefield-Goad who just graduated and will be starting college this fall.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests any memorials be made to The First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove, TX, 208 East Kerr St. Blooming Grove, TX 76626, 1-903-695-2593

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Doris R. (Burke) Fallen-Dreyfuss
Jul 14, 1923 - May 25, 2006

Mrs. Doris R. Dreyfuss, 82, died Thursday, May 25, 2006 at the IOOF Nursing Home in Ennis. She was born July 14, 1923 in Blooming Grove, the daughter of Luther and Myrtle Garvin Burke. She was married to Gordon Leon Fallen, Sr. Mr. Fallen preceded her in death. She later married Jay Dreyfuss. After their marriage they lived in Corpus Christi and Fort Worth. In 1994 she moved to Ennis. She was a member of the Rosemont Christian Church in Dallas. She is survived by 3 daughters, Genevieve (Gena) Fallen Hawkins of Alma, Brenda Joyce Crim of Edwards, CO and Connie Sue Keith of Arlington; and many beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Gordon Leon Fallen, Jr. and a daughter, Alecia Ann Gouge. The family will have a memorial service in her honor at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Assoc.


June Carol (Smith) Tekell
Jun 4, 1932 - Jun 4, 2006

June Carol Tekell

June Carol Tekell of Corsicana passed away on the late evening of her 74th birthday Sunday, June 4, 2006, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and Dr. David Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Don Lake, James Price, Bob LeMay, Bill Roberts, Rex Peddy and Ernest Kauffman.

June was born June 4, 1932, in Houston, and married her husband Don in 1953. She was a graduate of Baylor University and taught music for Corsicana Independent School District for several years. First Baptist Church was her church home where she was a vital part of several ministries of the church. She had a love for music and was a blessing to many through her participation in the church choir and use of her God-given gift of song.

She was preceded in death by her parents, W.E. and Elfreida Smith; and sisters, Ruth Sisson and Francis Garrett.

Survivors include her husband, Don Tekell of Corsicana; sons, Keith Tekell of Beaumont, Craig Tekell and wife Christi of Corsicana, and Victor Tekell of Houston; granddaughters, Courtney Tekell and Kristen Tekell, both of Beaumont, Ashley Tekell of Corsicana, and Haley Tekell and Emily Tekell, both of Houston; grandsons, Jonathan Tekell of Beaumont, Tyler Tekell of Corsicana, and Christian Tekell of Houston; sister, Louise Ray of Tomball; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Music Ministry, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com by selecting the June Tekell obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Alma (Alexander) Winston
Aug 20, 1926 - May 29, 2006

Alma Winston, 79, of Kerens passed away Monday, May 29, 2006 at Green Oaks Nursing Home in Athens.

Wake service will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell with Pastor Charles Douglas officiating. Interment will follow at Petersburg Cemetery in Kerens.

Pallbearers will be Quinton Brown, Shun Bennett, Marvin Dunn, Darius Dunn, Victor Wilkerson, Dwayne Stubblefield and Baron Stubblefield.

Mrs. Winston was born Aug. 20, 1926, in Elm Flat, Kerens. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and was a 1945 graduate of Kerens High School.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Walter Alexander.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, John Henry Winston Jr. of Kerens; six children, Ruby Fantroy (John) of Mississippi, Ynetta Walker (Bill) of California, Claire Lettley (Jessie) of North Carolina, Julia Faye Hall (Willie) and Leonard Winston (Charlene), all of Texas, and Robert Winston (Cynthia) of California; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; one brother, Johnnie Alexander (Lillie) of Kerens; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Johnny Frank Hollifield, Sr.
Nov 22, 1934 - Jun 3, 2006

Johnny F. Hollifield, Sr., 71, of Blooming Grove passed away Saturday, June 3, 2006 at his home.

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

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Greg Strebe, Bobby Blake, Jason Blake, David Vinson, Michael Grimes and Mike Dunaway. Honorary pallbearers are Carl Strebe, Blake Vinson, Dickey Russell and Tommy Christian.

Mr. Hollifield was born Nov. 22, 1934, in Ben Wheeler. He retired from the Texas Highway Department in Corsicana after 27 years of faithful service. He served in the U.S. Army for two years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. He enjoyed building deer stands, deer feeders and he loved hunting and his family.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Eula Hollifield, and his brother-in-law J. D. Gray.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Nevada; sister Christine Gray; mother-in-law Fern Grounds; son and daughter-in-law Lamar and Judy Blake; daughter and son-in-law Elaine and Carl Stebe; son and daughter-in-law Johnny and Jodie Hollifield, Jr.; daughter and son-in-law Yvonne and David Vinson; son and daughter-in-law Bob and Robin Blake; daughter and son-in-law Suzanne and Mike Dunaway; grandchildren Bobby and Christie Blake, Jason and Melissa Blake, Jessica and Michael Vanderpool, Greg and Denise Strebe, J. W. and Cricket Hollifield, Blake Vinson, Hilary Vinson, Carroll and Michael Grimes, Amanda Blake, Jennifer Blake, Samantha Dunaway, Michaela Dunaway; great grandchildren Dalton and Jacob Blake; Dylynn, Kassidy, Jacie, Dylan, Krislynn, and Mekenzie Vanderpool; Daniel and McKenzie Grimes; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove building fund.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Jun 4, 2006
  • SSDI: JOHNNY F HOLLIFIELD 22 Nov 1934 03 Jun 2006 (V) 76626 (Blooming Grove, Navarro, TX)449-48-7376 TX

Amelia ‘Louise’ (McGilvary) Knott
May 28, 1922 - Jun 8, 2006

Amelia “Louise” McGilvary Knott, 84, of Streetman passed away Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Wortham Rehab Center.

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

Services will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Pastor Jonathan Swanson of First Presbyterian Church in Gatesville officiating. Interment will follow at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman.

Pallbearers will be Earnest Cole, Bruce Necessary, Randy Smith and Don Hartis, all of Gatesville, Rick Reat of Lexington, and Hoppy McGilvary of Fairfield. Honorary pallbearers will be Lewis Lengefeld and Carroll Duke, both of Gatesville, and Milton Harris of Grandview.

Mrs. Knott was born May 28, 1922, in Midway in Navarro County to John and Lura Kent McGilvary. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Gatesville. She grew up in Streetman where she graduated May 30, 1940. She would catch a train in Streetman to San Antonio where she went to Trinity University College, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree and on May 22, 1944, she was certified in elementary education. She married Homer Knott on Aug. 19, 1948, in Streetman, and was married for 43 years. She had lived in Streetman, Corpus Christi, Louisiana, Odessa, Lexington, Arizona and most of her life in Gatesville. She was an elementary teacher in Corsicana, Corpus Christi and Odessa. She worked with the Texas Department of Corrections prison system where she worked at Giddings State School for Boys and Gatesville State School for Boys. She was a member of Coryell County Retired Teachers Association and Trinity University Alumni Association. She will be remembered as a loving mother to all her family. She always thought of God first, others second and herself last. She was a friend to many.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister-in-law Ina Knott Carroll.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, John and Patsy Knott of Streetman; grandsons, Bryan Knott and wife Kathryn of Copperas Cove and Alvin Knott of Streetman; brother and sister-in-law, Kent and Maurine McGilvary of Streetman; nephews, Hoppy McGilvary and wife Pat of Fairfield and Michael Carr of Streetman; and great-nieces, Kaci McGilvary of Fairfield and Karyn Best and husband Casey of New Braunfels.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 26, Gatesville, TX 76528.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Louise Knott

Funeral services for Amelia Louise McGilvary Knott will be held Sunday June 11, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with burial to follow at Birdston Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana


Juanita Rowe
abt 1916 - Jun 8, 2006

Juanita Rowe, 90, of Kerens passed away Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Granbury Care Center in Granbury. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Kerens with the Rev. Buddy Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Rebekah Andrea Roldan

Rebekah Andrea Roldan, infant, passed away Friday, June 9, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 10 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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REBEKAH ANDREA ROLDAN
Jun 8, 2006 - Jun 9, 2006

Infant Rebekah Andrea Roldan, of Corsicana, Texas, died Friday, June 9, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana, Texas.
She was the daughter of Jorge Roldan and Krystal Perez.

She is also survived by her; Maternal Grandparents-David & Bernardina Perez of Corsicana, TX, Paternal Grandparents-Jorge & Rarceli Roldan of Corsicana, TX Maternal Great Grandmother-Susana Torres of Corsicana, TX, Maternal Great Grandmother-Maria Luz Matines of Waco, TX, Paternal Great Grandfather-Fasto Roldan of Pueblo, Mexico, Paternal Great Grandfather-Manuel Clorio of Mexico City, Mexico, Maternal Great Great Grand Mother-Isabel Peralta Cabrera of Corsicana, TX Uncle-Kristopher Perez of Corsicana, TX, Aunt-Suzanne Perez of Corsicana, TX Uncle-Sergio Roldan of Corsicana, TX, Cousin-Sergio Roldan, Jr. of Corsicana, TX, Deceased Maternal Great Grandfather-Miguel Perez Deceased Maternal Great Grandfather-Jesus Cabrera Deceased Paternal Great Grandfather-Alicia Ruedla Deceased Paternal Great Grandfather-Matilde Roldan.

Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday, June 11, 2006. Funeral service will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 10:00 AM Monday, June 12, 2006 Father Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.


 


Georgia Mae Alford
abt 1917 - Jun 8, 2006

Georgia Mae Alford, 89, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Scott Funeral Home. Services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Alfred Cox officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Frankie Lee Holder-Hollis
Apr 26, 1933 - Jun 10, 2006

Frankie Lee Holder-Hollis passed away Saturday, June 10, 2006, in Irving at the home of her loving grandson and granddaughter-in-law. She was born April 26, 1933, in Dallas to Albert Holder and Ola Holder. Frankie married at an early age of 16 to Foster Breaco Hollis and had a blessed marriage of 49 years, when shortly after Foster passed away. He preceded Frankie in death, along with her parents. Frankie loved the Lord Jesus Christ and loved her home church, Navarro Mills Baptist, where she served as treasurer and also as a member of the choir. She devoted her life to her large family never missing the chance to tell each and every one of them how much she loved them.

Frankie is survived by four daughters, Margie Martin and husband Jerry, Judy Baker and husband Tom, Brenda Brown and husband Tim and Shirley Matthews and husband Pat; nine grandchildren, Kandy Whatley and husband Michael, Jeremy Boyd and wife Toni, Jerrod Martin and fiancee April, Crystal Alexander, Shana Dellinger and husband Donovan, Candice Edwards and husband David, Lindsey Alexander, Robyn Reed, Tanner Matthews and Gina; seven great-grandchildren and she had been blessed with one more great-grandchild on the way; one sister, Hazel rose; brother, Leroy Holder; and cousin, Catherine Pierce.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. The celebration of Frankie’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Navarro Mills Baptist Church with Brother Bob Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Boyd, Jerrod Martin, Tanner Matthews, Donovan Dellinger, David Edwards and James Tippet. Honorary pallbearers will be Patrick and Danny.

Thank you to Vista Hospice for taking such good care of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. A special thanks to Rural Ambulance Service for going far and beyond their duties with our mother and being her friend.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Frankie Lee Hollis
Frankie passed away Saturday in Irving, Texas at the home of her loving grandson and granddaughter in law. She was born in Dallas, Texas to the parents of Albert Holder and Ola Holder. Frankie married at an early age of sixteen to Foster Breaco Hollis, and had a blessed marriage of forty nine years, shortly after Foster passed away, preceeded Frankie in death, along with her parents. Frankie loved the Lord Jesus Christ and loved her home church, Navarro Mills Baptist where she served as treasure and also a member of the choir. She devoted her life to her large family, never missing the chance to tell each and everyone of them how much she loves them.

Frankie is survived by four daughters Margie Martin and husband Jerry, Judy Baker and husband Tom, Brenda Brown and husband Tim, Shirley Matthews and husband Pat. Nine grandchildren Kandy Whatley and husband Michael, Jeremy Boyd and wife Toni, Jerrod Martin and fiance April, Crystal Alexander, Shana Dellinger and husband Donovan, Candice Edwards and husband David, Lindsey Alexander, Robyn Reed, Tanner Matthews, and Gina. Seven great grandchildren and she has been blessed with one more great grandchild on the way. One sister Hazel Rose, brother Leroy Holder and cousin Catherine Pierce.

The celebration of Frankie's life will be held at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, visitation Tuesday June 13, 2006 6-8pm. Services 1pm Wednesday June 14, 2006 at Navarro Mills Baptist Church burial following at Dresden Cemetery. Officiating Brother Bob Reed.


Thelma Aileen (Jones) Wilson
Nov 24, 1915 - Jun 3, 2006

Thelma Aileen Wilson, 90, of Waco passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2006, at a local nursing home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at Rosemound Cemetery with Pastor Roy Marshall officiating.Visitation with family and friends will be Friday, June 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at BrookView Funeral Home. Aileen was born to John Brice and Lillie Mae Jones in Bowie. She was educated at the "Odd fellows Home" in Corsicana. On Dec. 24, 1936, Aileen married Hersell Wilson in Corsicana. Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Hersell Wilson in 1997; brothers, Billy and Jerold Jones and sister, Joyce Jamison. Aileen leaves to cherish her memory sons, Richard Wilson and wife, JoJo of Sugarland, and Mark Jones and wife, Euneta of Hewitt; and granddaughters, Heather Cain and husband, Adam of Longview, and Lauren Jones of Hewitt.

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David D. Jackson
abt 1965 - Jun 1, 2006

David D. Jackson Corsicana, Texas-David D. "Baby D" Jackson, 41, of Corsicana, Texas died June 1, 2006. A native of Wayne County, he had lived most of his life here before recently moving to Texas. He attended Bethany Baptists Church in Corsicana. He was a Wayne County High School graduate who was also known for his music skills and as a DJ, better known as MC "Baby D". He is survived by his parents, Bishop Leroy and Eddie L. Jackson of Jesup; one sister, Marketa Sanders of Mississippi; his paternal grandmother, Hattie McDonald of Mississippi; his paternal grandparents, Leroy and Florence Jackson Sr. of Surrency; and a host of other relatives. Funeral services are today (Wednesday) at 1 p.m. at Good Hope Holiness Church in Odum with the Rev. Leroy Jackson Jr. and the Rev. Harriett Cuyler officiating. Burial will be in Jesup City Cemetery. Visitation is today (Wednesday) from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Royal Funeral Home. Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Kathryn Eloise (Polland) Adams
Sep 3, 1922 - June 11, 2006

Kathryn Eloise Pollard Adams, 83, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, June 11, 2006 in Ft. Worth.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Nancy Schusler officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rick Pavelka, Rob Pavelka, Jack Lewis, Ronald Frank, Harold Sanches, Larry Lewis and Clyde Buro.

Mrs. Adams was born Sept. 3, 1922 in Corsicana. She was a member of the Central Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Derrell Dean Adams and her parents Homer and Carrye Pollard.

Survivors include her two sons, Tom Adams and Derrell Adams; daughter Kathey Adams Pavelka and husband Richard; brother Homer Pollard; special loved one Vicki Moorehead; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A memorial is set up with the Pancreatic Cancer Fund at Baylor Health Care System Foundation at 3600 Gaston Suite 100 Dallas, TX 75246. Or Universal Health Services at 1208 Country Club Lane Ft. Worth, TX 76112.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Kathryn Eloise Pollard Adams

Our dearest friend and loved one left us to be with our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Mrs. Kathryn Eloise Pollard Adams, 83 of Corsicana died June 11, 2006 in Fort Worth. Funeral services will be at 2:30pm Tuesday June 13, 2006 at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel, with Nancy Schusler officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitaion will be from 6-8pm Monday June 12, 2006.

Kathryn was born September 3, 1922 in Corsicana. She was a member of the Central Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Derrel Dean Adams, and parents, Homer and Carrye Pollard.

She is survived by sons Tom Adams and Derrel Dean Adams. Daughter Kathey Adams Pavelka and husband Richard, brother Homer Pollard, special loved one Vicki Moorehead, three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Rick Pavelka, Rob Pavelka, Jack Lewis, Ronald Franks, Harold Sanches, Larry Lewis and Clyde Buro.

Memorial can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Fund at Baylor Health Care System Foundation 3600 Gaston Suite 100, Dallas Texas 75246 or Universal Health Services 1208 Country Club Lane Fort Worth Texas 76112.
Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Corsicana, Texas

 


Donnie V. Little
Jun 18, 1937 - Jun 10, 2006

Donnie V. Little, 68, of Bloomburg passed away Saturday, June 10, 2006, in Texarkana, Texas.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Bloomburg. The Rev. Tim Reid will officiate. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eureka Cemetery.

Mrs. Little was born June 18, 1937, in Navarro County. Originally from Corsicana, she moved to Bloomburg in 1977. Mrs. Little owned and operated the Jot-Down grocery for 22 years. She previously lived in Dallas where she owned her own business. She was a resident of Bloomburg for 28 years and was a member of First Baptist Church in Bloomburg. She will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her son, Eddie England and wife Shari of Kaufman; daughters, Wanda Sue Wofford, Rita Fay Temple and Linda Kay Walker, all of Dallas, and Tina Marie Keener and husband Freddie of Atlanta, Texas; brother, Johnnie Mosley and wife Claudine of Corsicana; sisters, Sue Petty of Corsicana and Barbara Joe Jones of Dallas; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Hanner Funeral Service, Atlanta, Texas.

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Name: Donnie V. Little
Date: June 18, 1937 - June 10, 2006

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Donnie V. Little is survived by her son Eddie England and wife Shari of Kaufman, Texas, her daughters Wanda Sue Wofford of Dallas, Texas,
Rita Fay Temple of Dallas, Texas, Tina Marie Keener and husband Freddie of Atlanta, Texas, and Linda Kay Walker of Dallas, Texas. She is alos survived by her brother Johnnie Mosley and wife Claudine of Corsicana, Texas, and sisters Sue Petty of Corsicana, Texas, and
Barbara Joe Jones of Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Little is also survived by 19 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren.Donnie Little, originally from Corsicana, Texas, moved to Bloomburg in 1977. Mrs. Little owned and operated the Jot-Down grocery for 22 years. She previously lived in Dallas where she owned her own business. She has been a resident of Bloomburg for 28 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomburg. She will be dearly missed.Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home.

Cemetery:
Eureka Cemetery , Corsicana, Tx

Visitations:
6:00 p.m. on Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at the Hanner Funeral Home

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2:00 p.m. on Tues , Jun 13, 2006 at the First Baptist Church
 


Carmel Belle (Toten) Ballew-Slater
Nov 1, 1915 - Jun 13, 2006

Carmel Toten Ballew Slater

Carmel Toten Ballew Slater, 90, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2006.

Second Corinthians assures us to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Carmel Toten Ballew Slater went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 13, 2006.

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

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Mertens with Rev. Darren Heil officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery in Mertens.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Mrs. Slater lived most of her life in the Mertens area and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mertens.

She was born Carmel Bell Toten on Nov. 1, 1915 to Elmer Archie Toten and Cora Lou Raley Toten. Carmel married Harold Arthur Ballew in 1933. He preceded her in death in 1991. She then married Jessie Slater who then preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; her two sisters, Virgie Priddy and Imogene Porter; one son, Harold E. Ballew; a granddaughter, Debbie Pearson; and a great grandson, Kevin Ballew.

Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, E.A. (Boy) and Northera Toten of Blooming Grove; her son and daughter-in-law Buddy and Fern Ballew; her daughters and sons-in-law Pat and Dwayne Watson, and Nancy and Jim Huggins, all of Mertens; and daughter-in-law Barbara Ballew of Hillsboro; 13 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 14 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com by selecting the Carmel Toten Ballew Slater obituary.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.

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Peggy Sue ‘Oma’ (Logan) Baechtle
Apr 3, 1936 - Jun 11, 2006

Peggy Sue “Oma” Logan Baechtle, 70, of Corsicana passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, June 11, 2006, surrounded by her husband and three daughters.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, George Baechtle; daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Lynn Heugatter, and grandchildren, A.J. and Eli, of Mildred; daughter and son-in-law, Heidi and Ed Janak, and grandchildren, Jessica and Marcus, of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Erika and Jacob Garrett, and grandchildren, Haden, Jake and Liesel, of West Plains, Mo.; sister, Wanda Fennel of Canton; and sister, Betty Jo Hausermann of Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Elizabeth Logan; and grandparents, Jim T. and Susie P. Taylor.

Peggy was a graduate of Corsicana High School Class of 1954. She continued her education and graduated from Scott and White Nursing School and Baylor Medical Center School of Anesthesia. She had a 40-plus career in nursing and anesthesia in the Dallas area. She was a member of First Christian Church and The Church in the Park.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Navarro College Foundation or Mildred Elementary School Library.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Thelma Evelyn (Muirhead) Turner
Oct 13, 1904 - Jun 10, 2006

Thelma Evelyn Muirhead Turner, 101, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, June 10, 2006. She was born Oct. 13, 1904, in Shreveport, La., the first of 11 children of Thaddeus N. and Nora Flynn Muirhead.

Grandmamma was one of the pioneer telephone operators working in Corsicana in the early 1920s. She married Lloyd R. Turner in 1924 in the original courthouse of Navarro County. They were married for 55 years until his death in 1979. Through her lifelong love of cats, she met and became a friend of Dr. Joyce Robinson to whom the family is eternally grateful. For the care and love that she received at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village and also to the loving care of Dr. Kent Rogers, her family is deeply appreciative.

She was preceded in death by Dewey Muirhead, Charles Barnett Muirhead, Thad Laverne Muirhead, Freddie Halbert Muirhead and her sister Elizabeth Muirhead Shaw. She is survived by her brother Eddie Muirhead of Dallas and sisters Estelle Lively of Corsicana, Lydia Martin and Adoree Price, both of Wichita Falls, a daughter Sally and her husband John Stitt of Barry, granddaughter Gretchen E. and her husband Richard H. Adams Jr. and their children Drew P. and Madeleine G. of Keller.

The graveside service was held the morning of June 13 at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lourine (Higginbotham) Jacobs
Apr 21, 1935 - Jun 12, 2006

Lourine Higginbotham Jacobs, 71, of Mesquite passed away Monday, June 12, 2006, in Dallas and is with our Lord and Savior.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Duane Crane and the Rev. Duane Myers officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Matt Archer, Heath Jacobs, Drew Miers, Chris Henry, Tony Nobra and Corbett Flores.

Mrs. Jacobs was born April 21, 1935, in Anderson County. She was not only a wonderful wife and mother, but a friend and companion to the many people she knew. She was a nurse, school cook, coach for many young girls, a full-time fan of not only her husband, but her children as well. She was a bowler, a traveler, and a God-fearing Christian. She was loved by anyone she met and knew, and was beloved and cherished by her family and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, F.M. Higginbotham and Raymond Higginbotham.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Fred Jacobs of Mesquite; sons and daughters-in-law, Wesley and Della Jacobs of Garland and Wayde and Penny Jacobs of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Freeda and Ed Miers of Charlotte, N.C.; granddaughters, Carlyn Jacobs and Claire Jacobs, both of Garland, Angela Henry of Mesquite and Ashley Brooks of Dallas; grandsons, Corbett Flores of Bryan, Drew Miers of Charlotte, N.C., Matt Archer of Charleston, S.C., Heath Jacobs of Dallas and Tony Nobra of Florida; great-grandson, Nick Flores of Bryan; great-granddaughter, Cassie Flores; sisters, Helen Hogg of Tomball, Ruth Hodo of Tyler, Laura Welch of Lancaster and Barbara Grice of Corsicana; and brothers, Weldon Higginbotham of Whitney and William Higginbotham of Gilmer.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10001.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lourine (Higginbotham) Jacobs

Mrs. Lourine Higginbotham Jacobs, age 71, of Mesquite, Texas, died Monday, June 12, 2006, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She is survived by her husband of 55 years Mr. Fred Jacobs; Son & Daughter-in-law-Wesley & Della Jacobs of Garland, Texas, Son & Daughter-in-law-Wayde & Penny Jacobs of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Daughter & Son-in-law-Freeda & Ed Miers of Charlotte, N.C., Sister-Helen Hogg of Tomball, Texas, Sister-Ruth Hodo of Tyler, Texas Sister-Laura Welch of Lancaster, Texas, Sister-Barbara Grice of Corsicana, Texas, Brother-Weldon Higginbotham of Whitney, Texas, Brother-William Higginbotham of Gilmer, Texas. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, June 14, 2006. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 AM Thursday, June 15, 2006 , Rev. Duane Crane & Rev. Duane Myers officiating. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas.


Clester L. Housley

Clester L. Housley, 91, of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 12, 2006, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Caney Baptist Church in Lumberton, Miss.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Caney Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Caney Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

Mr. Housley was born Oct. 30, 1914, in Lamar County, Miss.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Sones Housley; grandson, Hilton L. Housley Jr.; three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include his sons, Hilton Lavon Housley Sr. of Petal, Miss., Jarrell L. Housley and wife Dorothy of Liberty, and Harold L. Housley and wife Lynda of Corsicana; daughter, Lawana H. Giddings and husband Jon of Okmulgee, Okla.; brothers, Darnell Housley of Houston, Joe Earl Housley and wife Helen of Lumberton, Miss., and Troy Housley of Purvis, Miss.; sister-in-law, Loretta Pope of Mendenhall, Miss.; grandsons, Kent Housley of Houston, Lee Housley of Liberty, Hal Housley of Houston and Clark Giddings and wife Dennise of Mineral Wells; granddaughters and their husbands, Debra and Blaine Lee of Petal, Miss., Karen and Jon Mark Felty of Tempe, Ariz., Jean and John Gradney of Liberty, Jennifer Housley of Liberty, Melissa Housley of Corsicana, and Jill S. and Jay Edmonson of Dallas; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Caney Baptist Church, 13 Luther Saucier Road, Lumberton, MS 39455.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Kathryn Crabb
Nov 30, 1918 - Jun 3, 2006

Mrs. Kathryn Crabb, 87, of Midland passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2006 in Midland. She was born on November 30, 1918 in Midland, Texas. She was a homemaker. Graveside Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 5, 2006 at the Oakwood Cemetery with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Mrs. Crabb was preceded in death by her Husband, Dr. Madison Crabb, and a Son-in-Law, Sonny Simons. She is survived by her Daughter, Kitty Joyce Simons of Midland, TX., Son & Daughter-in-Law, Dr. Thomas M. & Ann Crabb of Granbury, TX., Granddaughter & Husband, Sarah & Scott Switzer of Granbury, TX., Great Granddaughter, Zoie Ann'Elizabeth Switzer of Granbury, TX., Sister, Joyce Vanhorn of Tyler, TX., and numerous nieces & nephews.


Mary Dee Dickinson

Mary Dee Dickinson, age 83 of Lancaster, died Saturday, June 10, 2006, in Dallas, Texas. She was born June 23, 1922, in Navarro County, Texas. Mary Dee dedicated her life to the Lord and His service at an early age and was an active member of Gloryland Church where she served as secretary and bookkeeper for many years. In her younger years, she was an avid Sunday School teacher and was a positive influence on hundreds of students who passed through her classroom. She lived her life with class and dignity up until the very end, always putting others before herself. She was truly loved by many and will never be forgotten.

She is survived by her brothers, Jerry Dickinson and his wife Sharon of Lancaster, Lee Dickinson and his wife Patsy of Waxahachie; Joe Dickinson and his wife Janis of Red Oak; numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie Lee and Ethel Mae Dickinson; brothers, Eddie Dwain Dickinson and Donnie Ray Dickinson; sister, Alice Marie Mayfield.

Funeral service will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at Gloryland Church, 1331 S. Beckley, DeSoto, TX 75115, with Rev. Herb Corpany, Rev. Ed Mayfield and Jeff Dickinson officiating. Interment will follow in the Maypearl Cemetery. Jeff Dickinson, Mike Dickinson, David Dickinson, Jim Dyer, Curtis Mayfield and Mel Woods will serve as pallbearers.

Family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 to 8 at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.


James Merlin Skaggs

James Merlin Skaggs 71 of Richland, Texas passed away Monday June 12, 2006 in Navarro County. Mr. Skaggs was born June 26, 1934 in Columbus Kansas.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday June 15, 2006 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana Texas.


Billy "Bill" Mixon
May 1, 1930 - Jun 4, 2006

Funeral services for Bill Mixon of Corsicana will be held Tuesday June 6, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

 

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Nancy Ruth Christian

Nancy Ruth Christian, resident of Corsicana, Texas, passed away Saturday June 3, 2006 at her residence at the age of 49 years. No public services are planned at this time the family has chosen immediate cremation services.


Jo Ann (Johnson) Williams
Nov 4, 1928 - Jun 14, 2006

Jo Ann Williams

Jo Ann Williams, a loving wife, mother and friend, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. She was born Nov.4, 1928 in Emhouse, the daughter of Walter and Mary Davis Johnson. Jo Ann graduated from Emhouse High School 1946. On June 4, 1947 she married Charles Williams and in 1950 they moved to Ennis. She was the secretary of the Williams Co. and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church for over fifty years. Jo Ann is survived by her husband, Charles; two sons, Rick Williams and his wife, Cindi and Mike Williams all of Dallas; a daughter and her husband, Claudia and Joe Muirhead of Ennis; six grandchildren, Barry Williams, Jr., Zack Williams, Jaclyn Caldwell, Braz Williams, Mica Muirhead and Scott Muirhead; one great grandchild, Gavin Caldwell. She was preceded in death by a son, Barry Williams, Sr. on March 17, 2006, a brother, "Red" Clifton Johnson and a sister, Jeannie Bell. Jo Ann loved the Lord with all her heart and was His dedicated servant teaching Sunday School and providing love and support to generations of young people. Jo Ann loved her home and opened it to everyone (Hebrews 13:2). One of her favorite Bible verses was Proverbs 3:5&6. A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the sanctuary of Tabernacle Baptist Church with C. Douglas White officiating. Interment will follow in Myrtle Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church.

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Jo Ann Williams

Jo Ann Williams, 77, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

She was born Nov. 4, 1928, in Emhouse, the daughter of Walter and Mary Davis Johnson. She was reared in the Emhouse area where she attended school. On June 4, 1947, she was married to Charles Williams. After their marriage, they lived in Texas, moving to Ennis in 1950. She was the co-owner of Williams Company and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Charles; two sons, Mike Williams and Rick Williams and his wife Cindi, all of Dallas; a daughter and her husband, Claudie and Joe Muirhead of Ennis; six grandchildren, Barry Williams Jr., Zach Williams, Jacklyn and her husband Chad Caldwell, Braz Williams, Mila Muirhead and Scott Muirhead; and one great-grandchild, Gavin Caldwell. She was preceded in death by a son, Barry Williams Sr., on March 17, 2006; a brother, “Red” Clifton Johnson; and a sister, Jeannie Bell.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Tabernacle Baptist Church with Douglas White officiating. Interment will follow at Myrtle Cemetery.

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

Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

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