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Floyd Riley ‘Pee Wee’ Collins
Jun 18, 1925 - Dec 16, 2006

Floyd R. “Pee Wee” Collins, 81, of Kerens passed away Dec. 16, 2006 at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. Services are slated for 2 p.m. Monday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wes Johnson and Rev. Buddy Moore officiating.

Interment will follow at Kerens City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Jennings, Buster Atkeisson, Daniel Stanfield, Jason Stanfield, Jeffrey Stanfield and Roy Stanfield.

Mr. Collins was born on June 18, 1925 in Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rube and Mattie Collins; granddaughter Tammy McNeeley and one brother Eddie Collins.

He is survived by his wife Frances Collins of Kerens; daughters and sons-in-law Elaine and Larry McNeeley of Grandbury, Janie and Ray Stanfield of Grandbury; granddaughter Wendy McNeeley of Brownwood; grandsons Daniel Stanfield, Jeffrey Stanfield and Jason Stanfield all of Grandbury; sister Johnnie Pryor of Killeen.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Benjamin Edward ‘Ed’ Jones Sr.

Benjamin Edward “Ed” Jones Sr., born April 26, 1924 in Kerens, left us to be with the Lord on Dec. 15, 2006. Ed Jones was a long time resident of Powell. He was a decorated World War II veteran, serving overseas.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather that will be missed dearly.

Ed Jones was preceded in death by his parents Benjamin Franklin Jones and Florance O’Dale Jones; brother Beauford Jones; sisters Dora McCullan and Lowvell Samples. He was also preceded in death by his wife Minnie Loretta Jones and child Mary Linda Jones.

Survivors include his brother Don D. Jones of Dallas; sister Eva Sue Wood of Corsicana; children Ben and JoAnn Jones of Connerville, Okla., David and Joan Jones of Trinidad, Gleen Jones of Powell, Kenneth and Sandie Jones of Roane, Brenda Jones of Powell, Loretta and Tony Pittman of Lane, Okla., James and Melissa Jones of Powell; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday at Oak Cliff Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Irving.

Arrangements by Oak Cliff Funeral Home.

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Tommy West Jr.
abt 1940 - Dec 12, 2006

Tommy West Jr., 66, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, at Twilight Home. Services will be 1 p.m. today at Greater Renfro Memorial Church of God in Christ with Pastor William Lewis Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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James Alford Walker
Dec 17, 1934 - Dec 14, 2006

James Alford Walker, 71, of Troup passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, in Tyler. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Dresden Cemetery with the Rev. James Haynes officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mr. James A. Walker passed away in Tyler, Texas on Wednesday December 13, 2006. A Graveside service will be held on Sunday, December 17, 2006 , at 2:00 p.m.at the Dresden Cemetery, with Rev. James Haynes officiating. A Visitation will be at Corley Funeral Home on Saturday, December 16, 2006 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.


Susi (King) Hutchins
Mar 2, 1953 - Dec 14, 2006

Mrs. Susi (King) Hutchins, 53, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2006 in Corsicana. She was born on March 2, 1953 in Dallas, Texas.

She was a member of Calvary Worship Center. She was known to many as "Singing Susi". She had a great love for her Lord, Church, and Family. She was a former member of the Sweet Adelines of the greater Dallas Chorus, and the Richtones which received repeated international recognition.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 -9:00 p.m on Monday, December 18, 2006 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at Calvary Worship Center with Dr. Gary W. Johnson, Rev. Harry Lee Sewell, and Rev. Diffee officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Fremont Courson, Bobby Smith, Steve Smith, Toby L. Ratliff, Ron Stokes, and Jody Beddingfield.

Mrs. Hutchins was preceded in death by her Parents, Jerry & Patsy King, and her Grandmother, Ida Alcyone Parks.

She is survived by her Husband of 33 Years, Wm. "Hutch" Hutchins of Corsicana, TX., Daughters & Son-in-Law, Rebekah & Bobby Smith of Corsicana, TX. & Mari Leighanne Hutchins of Mesquite, TX., Granddaughters, Rayven & Kelsey Smith of Corsicana, TX., Grandson, Andrew Smith of Corsicana, TX., Brothers, John Thomas King of Alabama & Benjamin Paul King of California, Sisters, Colleen Janna Courson of Mesquite, TX. & JoDella Sickles of Mesquite, TX., Aunt, Sara Jean Lewis of Tennessee, Numerous Nieces & Nephews, and a big host of friends.

Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the Calvary Worship Center, 1364 N. Beaton Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Susi King Hutchins, 53, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Worship Center with Dr. Gary W. Johnson, the Rev. Harry Lee Sewell and the Rev. Diffee officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Fremont Courson, Bobby Smith, Steve Smith, Toby L. Ratliff, Ron Stokes and Jody Beddingfield.

Mrs. Hutchins was born March 2, 1953, in Dallas. She was a member of Calvary Worship Center. She was known to many as “Singing Susi.” She had a great love for her Lord, church and family. She was a former member of the Sweet Adelines of the great Dallas Chorus and the Richtones which received repeated international recognition.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Patsy King; and grandmother, Ida Alcyone Parks.

Survivors include her husband of 33 years, William “Hutch” Hutchins of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Rebekah and Bobby Smith of Corsicana; daughter, Mari Leighanne Hutchins of Mesquite; granddaughters, Rayven Smith and Kelsey Smith, both of Corsicana; grandson, Andrew Smith of Corsicana; brothers, John Thomas King of Alabama and Benjamin Paul King of California; sisters, Colleen Janna Courson and JoDella Sickles, both of Mesquite; aunt, Sara Jean Lewis of Tennessee; numerous nieces and nephews and a big host of friends.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Worship Center, 1364 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Robert Donald Young
Aug 11, 1949 - Dec 15, 2006

Robert Donald Young, 57, passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, in Blooming Grove.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Pastor Darren Heil officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rick Brashear, Bill Benefield, Ray Carroll, Raymond Cowan, Gordon Heath and Jerry Cureton.

Mr. Young was born Aug. 11, 1949, to Raymond Young Sr. and Josephine Butner Young in Dallas. He was supervisor for Mrs. Baird’s Bread.

Survivors include his wife, Bryne Young of Blooming Grove; sons, Mathew Young and wife Lisa of Waxahachie, Kevin Young and wife Robin of Midlothian, and Casey Young and wife Jennifer of Blooming Grove; grandchildren, Dylan, Wesley, Madeline, Allison, Clayton, Carsen, Nicholas and Ariel; brothers, Dick Young of Houston and Raymond Young Jr. of Dallas; sister, Nita Cummings of Red Oak; mother-in-law, Marvis Lusk of Blooming Grove; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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Steve Joles, Jr.
May 27, 1948 - Dec 13, 2006

Steve Jr. Joles, 58, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006 in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating.

Mr. Joles was born May 27, 1948 in Pineville, La.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Margaret Joles; sisters Hazel Shirley, Bankel Roberts and Barbara Tincher; and brothers Spencer Joles and Dawson Joles.

Survivors include wife Deloris Faye (Dodie) Joles; brothers James H. Joles and wife Delores M. and Buddy Joles; and sisters Brenda Blakeslee, Roxie Brewer and Thelma Flores and husband Manuel, all of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dr. N.D. Buchmeyer, M.D.
Feb 19, 1932 - Dec 12, 2006

Dr. Norris Dean Buchmeyer, M.D., 74, of Wortham left to sing in a heavenly choir of angels Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006 at his residence following a lengthy illness.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Wortham with the Rev. Beverly Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow at Wortham Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Porter Chapel in Wortham.

Dr. Buchmeyer was born Feb. 19, 1932 in Overton to Hargis and Minnie Buchmeyer. After graduating high school and while attending Southwestern Medical School (U.T.) at Dallas, he married the love of his life, Theresa Ann Brown Buchmeyer. He did his internship at U.S. Public Health Service in New Orleans and then, on July 1, 1960, began the practice of medicine in Wortham and remained there his entire career. He was loved by everyone.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hargis and Minnie Buchmeyer.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa Ann Brown Buchmeyer of Wortham; sons Norris D. Buchmeyer Jr. and wife Cynthia of Wortham and Gary L. Buchmeyer of Wortham; daughter Patricia L. Buchmeyer of Wortham; grandsons Brandon Richardson and wife Jenna of Springdale, Ark. and Sean Richardson, Adam Buchmeyer, Brian Buchmeyer, Trey Buchmeyer and Bryce Buchmeyer, all of Wortham; granddaughters Jennifer Buchmeyer and Carlie Buchmeyer, both of Wortham; great-grandchildren Haylie Buchmeyer and Logan Buchmeyer, both of Wortham, and Gavin Richardson of Springdale, Ark.; and brother, the Honorable Judge Jerry L. Buchmeyer of Dallas.

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

Arrangements by Porter Chapel, Wortham.

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Peter Franklin Baggett
May 9, 1913 - Dec 13, 2006

Peter Franklin Baggett, 93, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Lain Teel and Harold Scott officiating.

Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Leslie Cotten, Dickie Mullenix, Danny Baggett, David Blessing, Kenny Harlan and Johnny Baggett.

Mr. Baggett was born May 9, 1913 in Purdon, the youngest of 13 children. He was known to all his family and friends as Pete. He worked many years as a farmer and then went to work as a machinist at American Wells, which later became Bethlehem Steel. He then went to work for Wolf Brand Chili, working as a machine technician. Later, he went to work for the City of Corsicana in the area of water treatment, where he worked for more than 20 years, retiring at the age of 70. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church for more than 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Oneta Baggett.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law Charles Leon and Donna Baggett of Fort Worth and Neal Ray and Ladena Baggett of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law Linda and Sonny Carpenter and Gail and Keith Hoffman, all of Corsicana; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Sheila Marie (Stark) Tollison
Aug 12, 1949 - Dec 10, 2006

Sheila M. Tollison

Sheila M. Tollison, 57, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006, in Corsicana.

Services are 11 a.m. today at House of Praise Church of God with the Rev. Tim Schane officiating with interment to follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Jeff Owen, Alvie Stockman, Jeremy Huffman, Cody Wallace, Cory Tramel, David Holcutt and Bobby Hubbard. Honorary pallbearer is Jeff Owen.

Mrs. Tollison was born Aug. 12, 1949, in Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Tollison of Corsicana; daughter, Christie Owen and husband Derrell of Corsicana; and grandchildren, D.J. Owen, Ashlea Jo Owen and Melinda V. Owen.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Sheila M. Tollison
Sheila M. Tollison, 57, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at House of Praise Church with the Rev. Tim Schane officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Owen, Alvie Stockman, Jeremy Huffman, Cody Wallace, Cory Tramel, David Holcutt and Bobby Hubbard. Honorary pallbearer will be Jeff Owen.

Mrs. Tollison was born Aug. 12, 1949, in Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Tollison of Corsicana; daughter, Christie Owen and husband Derrell of Corsicana; and grandchildren, D.J. Owen, Ashlea Jo Owen and Melinda V. Owen.


Lucille LaDell (Hodge) Gill-King 
Apr 13, 1919 - Dec 10, 2006

Lucille Hodge Gill King

Lucille Hodge Gill King, born April 13, 1919, in Rice to Fred and Allie P. Hodge was raised in Electra, and passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006, in Plano.

She graduated from Texas State College for Women (now TWU). While working in Dallas in 1941, she met and married Dr. Atticus James Gill, who later served as dean of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School from 1954 to 1967. They had three children. After 37 years of marriage, Dr. Gill died in a tragic accident at their ranch in Navarro County. During their marriage, she was famous for entertaining university regents, faculty, including Nobel Laureates, and friends. In addition to serving as president of the Faculty Women’s Club and being active in the Medical Center Women’s Club and the Pathology Wives Club, she was a 50-year member of the Dallas County Medical Society Alliance. She was also a member of the Dallas Women’s Club, the Dallas Garden Club, the Craig Class, the Jane Douglas Chapter of the DAR, and Emanon Book Club.

When she married Dr. Carey G. King Jr. in 1982, she discovered that her parents had been married in 1914 by his grandfather, Dr. William J. King, in the Corsicana Presbyterian Church. Lucille was well known for her hospitality and cooking skills; she and Carey were known for raising vegetables and fruit trees, converting the produce into gifts for their many friends. Her love of art resulted in a 40-year study of oil painting and creation of scores of pictures.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Jean, and Dr. Gill.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 24 years, Dr. Carey G. King Jr. She is also survived by son Frank Harrison Gill and wife Ann, daughter Dr. Mary Gill Bankhead and husband Jack, son James Hodge Gill and wife Lynn; six grandchildren: Leslie Martin, Doug Gill and wife Michelle, Lisa Coltman, Jamie Bankhead, Atticus Gill and wife Anna, and Meredith McDaniel and husband Ben; and five great-grandchildren. This loving blended family also includes stepsons Carey King and wife Mary, and Christopher King and wife Cody Brady; stepdaughter Elisabeth King; eight step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank the nursing staff and physicians of Baylor Regional Medical Center Plano and the health aides from Carestaff for their compassion and care.

A celebration of Lucille’s life will be held at 2 p.m. today at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to the Atticus James Gill, M.D. Chair in Medical Science at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School or Chatfield Volunteer Fire Department, Chatfield, TX 75105.

Arrangements by Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas

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Betty R. (Bartlett) Tackitt
Oct 29, 1926 - Dec 1, 2006

Betty R. Tackitt

Betty R. Tackitt, age 80, of Smith Bend Community, passed away Friday, December 1, 2006 at Jeffrey Place Healthcare Center in Waco.

The family will receive visitors from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday at Aderhold Funeral Home in West.

Mrs. Tackitt was born on October 29, 1926 in Corsicana, the daughter of Frank and Betty Beatrice (Hayes) Bartlett. She attended schools at Richland and Wortham. Betty was a homemaker and enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren. She was a great artist and loved gardening, painting, fishing, reading, crocheting, and being a ham operator. She was a special and unique person who loved spending time with her family. She was a member of River of Life Christian Fellowship Church.

Four brothers, Frank Bartlett, John Bartlett, Steve Bartlett and Claude Bartlett; and one sister, Juanita Frost, all precede her in death.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 63 years, Nathan Tackitt of Smith Bend Community; three sons, Bill Tackitt and wife Bonnie of Elm Mott, Michael Tackitt of Smith Bend Community and Lloyd Tackitt and wife Susan of Bedford; one daughter, Barbara VanEllen of Robinson; two sisters, Kathi Cantrell and Ticoy Griffith, both of Wortham; nine grandchildren, Tonya Nunn and husband Jesse, Shannon Tackitt, Ryan Tackitt and wife Clara, Misty Dozier, Dawn Taylor and husband Donald, David Patterson, Joshus Tackitt, Bobby Patterson and wife Crystal and Cori Tackitt; fifteen great-grandchildren, including Bryan Tackitt Harper; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to River of Life Christian Fellowship Church.

Visitation
Sun, December 3, 2006 at 2 to 4 p.m. at Aderhold Funeral Home
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Born: October 29, 1926
Place of Birth: Corsicana, Texas
Death: December 1, 2006
Place of Death: Waco, Texas

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  • Submitted by Barbara Van Ellen

Ercle Loueddie (Brannon) Pollock
Dec 1, 1903 - Oct 3, 2006

Ercle Pollock, 102, of San Saba, Texas, died Tuesday, October 3, 2006, at a Llano Hospital. The graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Elmwood Memorial Park in Abilene with Rev. Mike Jones officiating, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory. The daughter of Louisia (Sheppard) and Wilson Brannon, she was born in Corsicana, Texas on December, 1, 1903.

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  • Widow of Aubrey A. Pollock
  • Submitted by John C. Barron
  • Abilene Reporter-News (Oct 4, 2006)

EUGENE L. FLYNN | 1918-2006
World War II pilot saved lives of crew
By MELISSA VARGAS
STAR-TELEGRAM STAFF WRITER

FLYNN
FORT WORTH -- As an Air Force pilot in World War II, Eugene Flynn often listened to the big-band music broadcast by the BBC over his radio.
Orchestras led by Glenn Miller, the Dorsey Brothers and Harry James often accompanied Mr. Flynn in the cockpit of his B-24 Liberator, blocking out the sound of bombs and gunfire, his daughter Diane Flynn said.
"He told us that he would put his headphones on to drown out the racket," Diane Flynn said. "That's probably why he went deaf in his old age."
Mr. Flynn remained a huge fan of 1940s music and often took his wife dancing when the bands came to Texas. In the last years of his life, Mr. Flynn got hundreds of cable channels on his television that he never used except one -- that played big-band music.
Mr. Flynn died of cancer Wednesday. He was 88. Funeral services are planned for 1 p.m. Monday at Ridglea United Methodist Church.
At his funeral, his family plans to play Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller -- one of Mr. Flynn's favorites.
Mr. Flynn was born March 14, 1918, in Corsicana. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1937 and was a senior flight instructor before World War II, his family said. During the war, he completed 49 combat missions in the B-24 Liberator throughout Europe, relatives said. During his 30-year career, he was awarded the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation and numerous other commendations, his family said.
Mr. Flynn is well-known for saving the lives of his 10 crew members after the B-24 they were riding in was hit by enemy fighters and showered by fragmentation bombs that embedded into the aircraft's wings, according to his family and a Web site of Navarro County World War II stories.
Once over allied territory, Mr. Flynn instructed his crew to bail out, but they remained loyal to their captain, said his son, Mike Flynn.
After burning off as much fuel as possible, Mr. Flynn nursed the damaged B-24 to the smoothest landing of his life, Mike Flynn said. It was his 49th mission.
"The plane was so badly damaged that it went straight to the junkyard," Mike Flynn said. "Normally he would have had to fly 50 missions, but they told him he was done. They were amazed he was even able to fly it back to base."
Mr. Flynn married LaVerne Lind in 1946, and they enjoyed traveling. They were married 56 years before LaVerne Flynn died in 2002. Mr. Flynn retired in 1968 as a captain, and went to work for General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) in Fort Worth. He put his two daughters and son through college and then finished his bachelor's degree in business administration from Texas Wesleyan University in 1983. He was 65.
"It was just a personal achievement he wanted for himself," Diane Flynn said. "The young kids and teachers helped him along. He was so proud of his class ring."
Besides being a decorated war hero, Mr. Flynn was a hero to his family, said daughter Pam Dorrell.
"He was a wonderful man, and I leaned on him for strength and guidance," she said. "He was part of a dying breed of heroic men."

Melissa Vargas, 817-685-3888 msanchez@star-telegram.com

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Robert David Mertz
April 4, 1922 - Dec 14, 2006

Robert David Mertz was born in Trinidad, Colo., on April 4, 1922, and died on Dec. 14, 2006, in Corsicana. He graduated from Trinidad High School in 1940 and received a B.A. degree from the University of Colorado in 1943. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1946. Afterward, he completed a 15-month rotating internship at Parkland Hospital.

Dr. Mertz served two years in the Army Medical Corps from 1947 to 1949. He completed a two and a half year residency program in the fields of eye, ear, nose and throat at the Gill Memorial Eye and Ear Hospital in Roanoke, Va.

With Drs. Louis Gibson, Robert Bone and Stanton J. Barron, he formed the Medical Arts Clinic in 1952. He practiced ophthalmology and otolaryngology for 20 years. In 1974 he limited his practice to ophthalmology before retiring in 1993.

In 1947 he married Barbara Philbrick of Augusta, Maine, in Trinidad, Colo. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children, Carolyn (and spouse Dr. John Perna) of Denver, Dr. John Mertz (and spouse Andrea) of Rogers, Ark. and Dr. Bruce Mertz (and spouse Mary) of Cleburne. Dr. Mertz has nine grandchildren. He also is survived by his only brother, Dr. James Mertz (and spouse Beth) of Lincoln, Calif., and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dr. Mertz has been a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church since 1952 and has also been a member of the Lions Club for 53 years. In addition, he served on the board of the Family Service Organization for several years.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church or to Hospice of Cedar Lake.

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Donald Sikes
Sept 21, 1939 - Dec 19, 2006

Mr. Donald Sikes, age 67, of Corsicana, Texas, died Tuesday, December 19, 2006, at his Residence in Corsicana, Texas.

He was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church. He had a great love for his Lord, Church and Family. He served the Lord in a church that he helped build from the ground up. He Served in the Army.

He is survived by his Wife of 41 years Mrs. Louise Sikes of Corsicana, TX, Son & Daughter-in-law-Duane & Debbie Onstott of Dawson, TX, Daughter-Scharlene Brown of Corsicana, TX, Daughter & Son-in-law-Deborah & Richard Clower of Corsicana, TX, Daughter & Son-in-law-Vickie & Steve Tomlin of Corsicana, TX, Brother-Leslie Sikes of Midlothian, TX, Ten Grandchildren, Fifteen Great Grandchildren and Numerous Nieces & Nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Parents-Sam & Eula Sikes, Three Brothers & One Sister.

Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, December 21, 2006. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 PM Friday, December 22, 2006 , Rev. Harold Scott & Rev. Otis Conner officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas. Pallbearers will be Clarence Laza, Tom Gallagher, Willard Cox, Paul Moreno, Doug Fraley, Raymond Lewis, Kenneth Brooks, and Willie Blissette

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Donald Sikes, 67, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, at his residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Harold Scott and the Rev. Otis Conner officiating.

Donald was born Sept. 21, 1939, in Navarro County. He was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church. He had a great love for his Lord, church and family. Donald served the Lord in a church that he helped build from the ground up.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Eula Sikes; three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Louise Sikes of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Debbie Onstott of Dawson; daughters and sons-in-law, Scharlene Brown, Deborah and Richard Clower, and Vickie and Steve Tomlin, all of Corsicana; brother, Leslie Sikes of Midlothian; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ruby Viola (Winters) Richardson
Nov 1, 1919 - Dec 20, 2006

Ruby Viola Richardson, 87, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, in Athens. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Paul McKinney officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ruby Viola Richardson
Ruby Viola Richardson, resodent of Athens, Texas and formerly of Corsicana, Texas, passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at West Place Nursing Home in Athens at the age of 87 years. She was born on November 1, 1919 in Electra, Texas to Elmer Allen Winters and Agnes M. Heady Winters. Ruby was a member of the First Baptist Church in Eustace. She loved to garden, whether with flowers or with vegetables. She also worked with the Disabled Veterans of America.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, husband Turk Richardson in 1989. Daughter and son-in-law: JoAnn Crow and Wayne Crow. Son and daughter-in-law: Tommy Richardson and Virginia Richardson. Brother: Melvin Winters.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law: Carolyn and Charles Carter of MaBank, Texas. 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 11 great great grandchildren. Brother: Pete Winters of Quitman, Texas.

Visitation will be Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services are schedualed for Saturday, December 23, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Paul McKinney of First Baptist Church in Eustace officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charles Carter Jr., Scott Crow, Kyle Roach, Jordan Martin, Steven Minyard, Randy Crow, Robert Richardson, and Aaron Samuelson.


Floy Elizabeth (Jones) Blanchard
Mar 22, 1916 - Dec 19, 2006

Floy Elizabeth Jones Blanchard passed from this life Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. Floy was born March 22, 1916, to Henry Clay and Linnie Jones in Pidcoke, Texas, the second of eight children. She was married to Waylon Hall Blanchard in Gatesville, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1955. They were the parents of one daughter, Barbara Blanchard Gould.

Mrs. Blanchard lived in Gatesville most of her life, working as a custom seamstress and later owning her own beauty shop. She moved to Corsicana in 1989 to be near her daughter and her family. Mrs. Blanchard’s life was characterized by a strong belief in God. She was an independent woman believing in hard work and helping others. Her family was her greatest joy. She was a true homemaker, enjoying cooking, sewing and gardening.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Gould and husband Tom; granddaughter, Angela Gould Moore and husband Paul; grandson, Jason Gould; three great-grandchildren, Collin Moore, Maggie Moore and Reagan Gould; sister, Valine Osborn and husband Bob; and brothers, Coy “Red” Jones and wife Mickey, and Bill Jones, all of Gatesville.

Mrs. Blanchard was preceded in death by her husband Waylon Hall Blanchard; parents, Henry Clay and Linnie Jones; sister, Jessie Forrest; and brothers, W.B. Jones, Doyle Jones and Virgil Jones.

Floy was a member of Westhill Church of Christ.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Ferman Carpenter and Mrs. Blanchard’s grandson-in-law Paul Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Gatesville.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Floy Elizabeth Jones Blanchard

Floy Elizabeth Jones Blanchard, of Corsicana, died Dec. 19, 2006, at a Corsicana retirement village. She was 90.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Ferman Carpenter and Paul Moore officiating. Graveside services were at Restland Cemetery in Gatesville.
She was born March 22, 1916, in Pidcoke to the late Henry Clay and Linnie Jones. She married Waylon Hall Blanchard in Gatesville, and he preceded her in death in 1955. She was lived in Gatesville most of her life, working as a custom seamstress and later owning her own beauty shop. She moved to Corsicana in 1989. She was a member of Westhill Church of Christ. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Jessie Forrest; and brothers, W.B. Jones, Doyle Jones and Virgil Jones.
Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Gould; sister, Valine Osborn of Gatesville; brothers, Coy “Red” Jones and Bill Jones, both of Gatesville; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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  • Gatesville Messenger & Star Forum - Dec 21, 2006

Herschel Henson
Sep 23, 1933 - Dec 19, 2006

Herschel Henson, 73, of Waco passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, at a Waco nursing home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mr. Henson was born on Sept. 23, 1933, in Winkler to W.W. Henson and Rosie Glasgow Henson. He worked as a painter, and he loved the rodeo and served as a flag bearer during the grand entry.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by two sisters, Hazel Rascoe and Helen Lee Beckham.

He is survived by two nieces, Helen Walker and Mary Amon, both of Waco, as well as several cousins and nephews.

Arrangements by Pecan Grove Fun.

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James William Bumpers Sr.
Jun 4, 1928 - Dec 9, 2006

James W. Bumpers Sr., 78, of Lorena passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, at a Waco hospital. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at First United Methodist Church in Dawson.

Mr. Bumpers was born June 4, 1928, in Dawson. He was past president of Steel Workers Union, was a member of the HOT Trailriders Association, and he was retired from M&M Mars/Masterfoods in 1989. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, and was the union president of Marathon Battery. He was in the Dawson Ex-Students Association, and he was the first person in Dawson to win the FFA American Farmer award.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sue Royal Bumpers.

He is survived by his son, James “Jimbo” Bumpers Jr. and wife Terri of Dawson; daughter, Nancy Juvrud and husband Bill of El Paso; brothers, Collins Bumpers and wife Violet of Dawson, Kenneth Bumpers and wife Donna of Dawson and Charles Bumpers and wife Joy of Hurst; mother-in-law, Jane Potts of Dawson; grandchildren, Heather Smith and husband Toby of Leander, Tommye Dubielak of Leander, Amber and Brandon Hood of Dawson and Jody Morrow of Nacogdoches; great-grandchildren, Kristopher and Marc Dubielak of Leander and Sydney Smith of Leander; special friends, Robert and Jimmie Hahn of Lorena, Iva and Hugo Rauschuber of St. Hedwig, and Dean and Karen Rocket and staff in Robinson.

Special thanks go to the staff of Oakview Nursing Home in Hubbard, Piney Woods Home Health Care, Dr. Lei and staff at Hillcrest Hospital, the Veterans Administration, Richard and Pam Braziel and the staff of Pecan Grove Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Pecan Grove Funeral Home, Waco.

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Mary Dunn Thompson

Mary Dunn Thompson, 74, of Kerens passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2006 in Ft. Worth. Services will be 4 p.m. today at Goodlow Cemetery with the Rev. G.W. Thompson officiating. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Evelyn (Nesmith) Gunn
Jun 8, 1912 - Dec 18, 2006

Evelyn Gunn

Mrs. Evelyn Nesmith Gunn, 94, of Dawson passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2006 at her home.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Wade Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Delbert Goins officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery.

Mrs. Gunn was born June 8, 1912 in Dawson to William Oliver and Ida Mae (Putman) Nesmith. She had lived in Pleasant Grove for over 50 years before moving to Dawson with her husband after his retirement. Mrs. Gunn was a homemaker, an excellent wife and mother, and a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, B.B. Gunn in 1999.

Survivors include two daughters, Sue Hebert and husband Harvey, and Linda Gunn, all of Dawson; a sister, Faye Nesmith Webb of Corsicana; four grandchildren, Randy Hebert of Royse City, Tina Ruiz and husband Hector of Keller, Rickey Hebert and wife Beth of Fate, and Kevin Gunn and wife Ronda of Harker Heights; eight great-grandchildren; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Johnny R. Mosley
June 26, 1930 - Dec 22, 2006

Mr. Johnny R. Mosley, 76, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, December 22, 2006 in Corsicana. He was born on June 26, 1930 in Eureka, Texas.  He worked as a Molder with Oil City Iron Works; retiring after 41 years of service. He attended Northside Assembly of God Church in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 23, 2006 at the funeral home. Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m on Sunday, December 24, 2006 at the Eureka Cemetery with the Rev. James Williams officiating.

Mr. Mosley was preceded in death by his Parents, Robert & Nellie Mosley, One Brother and Seven Sisters.

He is survived by his Wife of 56 Years, Chlodine Mosley of Corsicana, TX., Daughter & Son-in-Law, Tammy & Nathan Capps of Corsicana, TX., Granddaughter, Brittney Gillespie of Corsicana, TX., Sister, Barbara Jo Jones of Lancaster, TX., and numerous Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins

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Johnny R. Mosley

Johnny R. Mosley, 76, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Dec. 22, 2006, in Corsicana.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Eureka Cemetery with the Rev. James Williams officiating.

Mr. Mosley was born June 26, 1930, in Eureka. He worked as a molder with Oil City Iron Works, retiring after 41 years of service. He attended Northside Assembly of God Church in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Nellie Mosley; one brother and seven sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Chlodine Mosley of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Nathan Capps of Corsicana; granddaughter, Brittney Gillespie of Corsicana; sister, Barbara Jo Jones of Lancaster; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Frances Alline "Pam" (Marsh) Runnels

Pam (Frances A.) Runnels

Pam (Frances A.) Runnels, 85, died peacefully on Dec. 20, 2006 at Christopher House Hospice in Austin with family nearby.

Pam grew up in Corsicana, graduated high school here, and married her sweetheart Jimmy Runnels the following summer. Their only child, Jim, was born two years later. They were married for 53 years until Jimmy died in 1992 of Alzheimer’s. Pam devoted herself to taking excellent care of him during the 11 years of his illness.

Pam and Jimmy owned an appliance store in Dallas for many years, then bought a beautiful farm with a lake near Mabank, where they raised cattle and provided many good times for family and friends. People still talk about what fun they had fishing, hunting, and canoeing there, riding the jeep and tractor and mini bikes, having cookouts, a snipe hunt or two, and lots of homemade ice cream. And everyone remembers Pam’s delicious banana cream pies.

Pam was a beautiful and charming woman with glorious red hair, a warm demeanor and positive attitude which she shared freely.

She leaves behind her son Jim Runnels and his wife Peg; grandson Rick Runnels and his wife Ann; granddaughter Randi Wingate and husband Steve; great-grandson Brandon Runnels (now at Texas State College) and great-grandson Cooper Wingate, two months old. We are grateful that Pam lived long enough to hold her newest great-grandchild this Thanksgiving.

Service will be at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana on Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. Pam will be buried next to Jimmy at Richland Cemetery. For those who would like to send a remembrance, the family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to a charity of your choice or to Christopher House Hospice.

She had opportunity to say goodbye to her family and to say “No one could love family more than I do.”

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary B. Ortego

Mary B. Ortego, 80, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, in Corsicana. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Memorial Park in Alexandria, La. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mary Ortego
Mary B. Ortego passed away December 26, 2006 in Corsicana Texas at the age of 80. She was born July 29, 1926 to Wallace McElnee and Leontine Leuoine in Lecompte Louisiana.
She is survived by husband George Staley, sons Jerry, John, Michael, Richard and Phillip. Daughter Norma Jean and numerous grandchildren and great grandchilden.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxillary Post 22 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be 6-8pm Thursday December 28, 2006 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2:00 pm Saturday December 30, 2006 at Greenwood Memorial Park in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton


Christine Pritchard-Riley
Dec 9, 1917 - Dec 13, 2006

Christine Riley

PAMPA - Christine Riley, 89, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006, in Corsicana.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Memory Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Floyd Gray of Calvary Worship Center in Corsicana officiating. Arrangements are by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Riley was born Dec. 9, 1917, in Coalgate, Okla., and had been a resident of Pampa most of her life. She was a member of Priest Park Church of God.

Survivors include two daughters, Patsy Gray of Corsicana and Pamela Hopson of Pampa.; two sons, Jerry Pritchard of Tulsa, Okla., and Gary Pritchard of Midland; three stepdaughters, Ada Marie Ince of Harrah, Okla., Joyce Peltier of Lexington, Okla., and Judie Wilhoit of Krum; two sisters, Beatrice Lunsford of Texas and Gladys Patterson of California; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Priest Park Church of God, 1123 Gwendolen St., Pampa, TX 79065.

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  • Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 15, 2006

Myrna R. Liston
Jun 11, 1913 - Dec 27, 2006

Myrna R. Liston, 93, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at College Mound Methodist Church in College Mound with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at College Mound Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Allen White, Benny Parrish, Roney Pollard, Tim Parrish, Chris White, Jason Gray and Chen Tsu.

Mrs. Liston was born June 11, 1913, in Elmo.

Survivors include her sisters, Ruby Lee White and Bennie Blackstone, both of Corsicana; nieces, Sylvia Parrish of Dallas, Rachael Throgmartin of Fort Worth, and Kathy Roney of Corsicana; nephew, Allen White of Combine; great-nieces, Gretchen Gray, Kristen Tsu and Nicole Williams; great-nephews, Tim Parrish, Roney Pollard and Chris White; and six great-great-nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Irene Verdell Lott

Irene Verdell Lott, 78, of Kerens passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, at Tyler Continue Care Hospital in Tyler. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at New Bethel Baptist Church, 700 Elm Flat Road, Goodlow, with Pastor Earnest Betts Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Goodlow Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Lorna Lee (Territo) Fluker
May 11, 1938 - Dec 27, 2006

Lorna L. Fluker
Lorna Fluker, resident of Corsicana, Texas, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at Navarro Regional Hospital at the age of 68 years. She was born in Corsicana on May 11, 1938 to Louis Lee Territo and Dorothy Delahay Territo. She was raised by her grandparents Stella and Benjamin Delahay and by her uncle and aunt Col. WIlliam and Jane Delahay.

Lorna attended Lee School and Corsicana Jr. High before moving from Corsicana after her grandfathters death. She graduated from Fort Worth Technical High in 1955, and returned to Corsicana in 1959. Lorna answered an ad placed in the Daily Sun by the Palace Theater manager, Clay Fluker, for the position of snack bar attendant. It was while working at the Palace Theater that she met her future husband Bobby Fluker.

Precededing her in death were her parents Louis Territo Sr. and Dorothy Territo; uncle Col. William Delahay; grandparents Benjamin and Stella Delahay and Rosalie Dickerson and Lee Carlo Territo; brother Louis Territo Jr.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years Bobby Fluker. Daughters: Myrla Pate of Brea, Californis, Suzanne Fluker of Corsicana, and Gene Williams of Sacramento, California. Beloved son-in-law Eddie Pate. Grandchildren: Edsel, Benjamin, Samuel, and Jonathan Pate all of Brea, California, and Brandon, Lindsey, and Justin Williams all of Sacramento, California. She is also survived by her step-mother Maurine Territo of Dallas. Sister Lori Territo Blow of Dallas. Brother Larry Territo of Dallas. Two aunts: Mary Francis Kormos of Corsicana, and Jane Delahay of San Antonio.

Visitation will be Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services are schedualed for Saturday, December 30, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with B.F. Risinger and Eddie Pate officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana following the service. Pallbearers will be Les Cotten, Robert Cooksey, Robert Keathley, Todd Jones, Fred Biltz, Benjamin Pate, Edsel Pate, David Cantrell, Franklin Neal and Fred Hayes.

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Lorna L. Fluker, 68, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, in Corsicana. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 9 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lorna Fluker

Lorna Fluker, 68, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 9 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor B.F. Risinger, Jr. and Edsel D. Pate, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Les Cotten, Robert Cooksey, Robert Keathley, David Cantrell, Edsel Pate, Benjamin Pate, Fred Biltz and Todd Jones.

Honorary pallbearers will be Franklin Neal and Fred Hayes.

Lorna Fluker was born May 11, 1938 in Corsicana to Louis Lee Territo, Sr. and Dorothy Delahay Territo. She was raised by her grandparents, Stella and Benjamin Delahay, and by her uncle and aunt, Col. William and Jane Delahay. She attended Lee School and Corsicana Jr. High before moving from Corsicana after her grandfather’s death. She graduated from Fort Worth Technical High in 1955, and returned to Corsicana in 1959. Lorna answered an ad placed in the Daily Sun by then-Palace Theatre manager Clay Fluker for the position of snack bar attendant. It was while working at the Palace that she met her future husband, Bobby Fluker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis Territo, Sr. and Dorothy Delahay Territo; uncle, Col. William Delahay; grandparents, Benjamin and Stella Delahay, and Rosalie Dickerson and Lee Carlo Territo; brother, Louis Territo, Jr.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Bobby Fluker of Corsicana; daughters, Myrla Pate of Brea, Calif., Suzanne Fluker of Corsicana, Gena Williams of Sacramento, Calif.; beloved son-in-law Dr. Eddie Pate; grandchildren Edsel, Benjamin, Samuel and Jonathan Pate, all of Brea, Calif., and Brandon, Lindsey and Justin Williams of Sacramento, Calif.; step-mother, Maurine Territo of Dallas; sister, Lori Territo Blow of Dallas; brother, Larry Territo of Dallas; aunts, Mary Francis Kormos of Corsicana and Jane Delahay of San Antonio.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Beverly Ann (Fisher) West
July 3, 1947 - Dec 15, 2006

Beverly Ann West

Beverly Ann West went to be with the Lord on Dec. 15, 2006, at 59 years of age. She had been diagnosed with A.V.M. in 1983, an abnormal formation of the arteries in the brain, and she was only given three years to live at that time. However, even though at times her life was a struggle, filled with pain and often times seizures, it was a testimony to God’s grace and mercy because she lived 23 years beyond the time her doctors had predicted.

Beverly was born July 3, 1947 in Enid, Okla. She is survived by her husband, Richard West, of Richland; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Fisher of Corsicana; three sons, Steven, Michael, and Sammy; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several uncles, aunts, and cousins. She grew up in Dallas and graduated from Bryan Adams High School, and also later attended Dallas Baptist University. She enjoyed playing piano and organ, and was the pianist at Pecan Heights Baptist Church in Dallas for several years. She and Richard married Nov. 4, 1975, and moved to Richland in 1977. Along with playing piano, Beverly enjoyed horseback riding, and loved animals of all kinds. She also enjoyed playing table games such as dominoes and 42, and even solitaire when she couldn’t find a “victim” to play against. When she became more and more incapacitated due to her long-time illness, she enjoyed spending time on the internet and e-mailing friends. Beverly was a fighter in life, and her testimony is one of great strength and patience, never complaining about the difficulties life brought her. Her husband Richard’s care for her was a picture of God’s love in practice. Her parents, Otis and Bea Fisher, have considered each day with their daughter a gift from the Lord, and were always there for her. Their strong abiding faith in the Lord helped them through the many trying and frightening times, even to the end. Beverly finally succumbed to a massive cerebral hemorrhage but, even then, fought for several days, regaining consciousness and the ability to speak to her family, surprising her doctors one last time. Her friends and family have all learned a lesson in patience and grace from Beverly, and will miss her greatly. They are also thankful that her long battle with pain is over, and she is with the Lord where there is “no more pain, nor tears, nor dying,” and that she has a new body which is greater in glory, now found in the image of her Lord Jesus Christ.

There will be a memorial service for Beverly on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. at Park Meadows Baptist Church, 3401 Country Club Road, Corsicana. The family has requested that, rather than flowers, donations be made to Park Meadows Academy, P. O. Box 671, Corsicana, Texas 75151

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Margie Revay (Brannon) Farmer
Mar 16, 1929 - Dec 28, 2006

Margie R. Farmer

Margie R. Farmer, 80, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

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

Margie R. Farmer was born March 16, 1929 in Corsicana to Audway Brannon and Mettie Christie Brannon.

Survivors include sons, Ronald Farmer and wife Nancy of Frost, Reggie Farmer and wife Cathy of Corsicana, and Kevin Farmer and wife Deborah Kay of Corsicana; daughter, Brenda Grimes and husband Danny of Houston; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Elwyn Brannon of Missouri.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Kathryn Marie (Buchanan) Cantrell
Feb 17, 1938 - Dec 27, 2006

Memorial Service December 30, 2006
First Baptist Church, Wortham, Texas 1:00 pm

Opening: Brother James Herrington

Special Music: Gale and Vickie Kimbrough - I'll Fly Away

Special Remarks: Brother Tom Prentiss

Remembering Kathi: anyone who would like to share their thoughts are welcomed and encouraged

Special Music: Rosie Keathley - Beulah Land

Congregational Singing: It Is Well With My Soul - Baptist Hymnal page 410

Special Music: Pearl Cantrell - Each Step I Talk

Congregational Singing: Holy Ground - Baptist Hymnal page 224

Closing Prayer: Brother Steve Schulte

Closing Song: First Baptist Church Choir

 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF KATHRYN MARIE BUCHANAN CANTRELL
Feb 17, 1938 - Dec 27, 2006

Survivors
Sons: James & Dawn Cantrell, Streetman; Bruce Cantrell & Cindy Vaughn, Richland; John and Pearl Cantrell, Seven Poings
Daughter: Ticoy and Lynn Young, Forney
Grandchildren: Adam, Zane and Paige Young; Leia Jo, Malia and Kealii Jack Cantrell
Hawaiian Step grandchildren: Kahiapo Tavaress and Family; Kamakoa Page
Sister: Ticoy Griffith, Wortha
Sister-in-law: Ruth Bartlett, Conroe
Brother-in-law: Nathan Tackitt West
Cantrell Family Brothers and Sisters-in-laws and nieces and nephews
Many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to Centex Association for Retarded Citizens, P.O. Drawer 750, Mexia, TX 76667
KATHRYN MARIE BUCHANAN CANTRELL
Born in Corsicana Texas

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Alvin Lawrence Shwarts
Oct 6, 1918 - Jun 3, 2000

Alvin Lawrence Shwarts, 81, of Phoenix, Ariz., a native and former longtime resident of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2000 in Phoenix.

Memorial graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hebrew Cemetery in Corsicana with Rabbi Seth Stander officiating.

Mr. Shwarts was born Oct. 6, 1918 in Corsicana.

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Wilford John Bohn

ARLINGTON — Services for Wilford John Bohn, 85, of Arlington will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

Mr. Bohn died Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Arlington.

Mr. Bohn was born in Marlin to Wesley and Theakla Neugebauer Bohn. He was raised in Corsicana and moved to Arlington in 1966. He was an attorney. He served in World War II and Korea as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1955 and was a member of the Texas Bar Association.

Survivors are a daughter, N. Leigh Fuller of Temple; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at Wade Funeral Home in Arlington with a prayer service at 7 p.m. led by Chaplain Raelynn Scott.

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Sharon Ann (Barron) Croom
Jan 10, 1954 - Jan 4, 2007

Sharon Ann Croom

Sharon Ann Croom, 52, of Humble passed away Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, in Houston.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Darin Wood officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Puckett, Donnie Barron, Robert Lunsford, Andrew (Curly) Barron, Johnny Barron and Irvin Daniel.

She was born Jan. 10, 1954, in Corsicana. She was a specialist IV with Child Protective Services for Harris County.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Norma Barron; and aunt, Theresa Spencer.

Survivors include her daughter, Brenna Croom of Houston; son, Jonathan Croom of Humble; sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Robert Capps of Magnolia; brother, Gary Abadie of Springtown; fiancé, Robert Lunsford of Humble; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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SHARON ANN CROOM
Jan 10, 1954 - Jan 4, 2007

Miss Sharon Ann (Barron) Croom, 52, of Humble passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2007 in Houston, Texas. She was born on January 10, 1954 in Corsicana, Texas.
She was a Specialist IV for the Harris County Child Protective Services.

She is Survived by her daughter Brenna Croom of Houston, son Jonathan Croom of Humble, Sister and Brother-in-Law Sandra and Robert Capps of Magnolia, brother Gary Abadie of Springtown, fiance Robert Lunsford of Humble.

She was preceded in death by her Parents Harold and Norma Barron, and her Aunt Theresa Spencer.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m on Sunday, January 7, 2007 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Sharon's name to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.


James Edward Tackett
Jun 30, 1935 - Jan 5, 2007
 

James Edward Tackett

James “Peanut” Tackett, 71, passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2007 in Arlington.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington.

Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Moore Memorial Gardens.

James was born June 30, 1935 in Corsicana. He loved music and playing the harmonica. He also enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and boating. James’ goal was to visit all the United States and he accomplished all but eight states. He had ongoing domino tournaments with brothers Donald and Jim Forbus. James also enjoyed all television sports events, Wheel of Fortune and old western movies. He had an easy way with children that always made them smile. James was a devoted family man.

Survivors include children Sharon Faye Means and husband Sam, and Jerald Craig Tackett and wife Jeannie; sister Alma Bridges and husband Clayton of Waco; brother Donald Tackett and wife Louise of Angus; foster brother Ray Vinson and wife Chrissy of Palestine; aunt Jean Forbus and husband Jim of Corsicana; grandchildren Ashley Reneé Tackett, David Alvere and Carolyn Means Roberts; and great-grandson Colby Cayne Roberts.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vitas Hospice, 2501 Parkview Dr., Suite 600, Fort Worth, TX, 76102.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home.

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Roy Anthony Rush
abt 1960 - Jan 2, 2007

Roy Anthony Rush, 47, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, at his residence. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Kelly Temple Church of God in Christ with Elder Joseph Johnson, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Maura Chinchilla
abt 1919 - Jan 5, 2007

Mrs. Maura Chinchilla, 88, of Rice passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2007 in Rice. A Rosary will be 6 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Monday at Calvary Catholic Cemetery with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Maurice Bond
d. Jan 3, 2007

Maurice Bond passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, in San Antonio. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. today at Long Prairie Cemetery in Kerens with Brother Wes Johnson officiating. Local arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Altha Maxine (Capps) Fluker
Jun 13, 1911 - Jan 4, 2007

Altha Capps Fluker

Altha Capps Fluker, 95, passed away Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Center. Mrs. Fluker was born to Jack and Mary Tieman Capps on June 13, 1911, near Richland. She attended schools in Richland. On June 16, 1929, she was married to T.W. Fluker. They were married 67 years when he died in 1997. Mrs. Fluker worked at K. Wolens for 20 years and J.M. Dyer for 33 years, retiring in 1982 when the store was closed. She was active in First United Methodist Church serving her congregation in the United Methodist Women, Willing Workers Sunday School, and Food for Fitness, in addition to serving at Kinsloe House until recently. She lived in her own home at 611 Oxford until March of 2006.

She is survived by one son, Tom Fluker and his wife Leona of Lake Kiowa; one grandson, Tom Fluker III and wife Beth of Kingwood; one granddaughter, Lorie Bruce and her husband Brad of Fort Worth; and great-grandchildren Brent, David and Mark Fluker of Kingwood, and Conner, Will and Katie Bruce of Fort Worth. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Mary Capps, and nephew Ronnie Capps, both of Richland. She is also mourned by special friends, Jeannie and T.J. Burkholder of Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at
Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be T.J. Burkholder, Jonathan Batton, Liston Herod, Gerald York, Kenneth Black and Pervis Black.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harlan Gregory and Bill Batton.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of First United Methodist Church, or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Altha Capps Fluker, 95, passed away on January 4, 2007, at the Heritage Oaks Retirement Center. Mrs. Fluker was born to Jack and Mary Tieman Capps on June 13, 1911 near Richland, Texas. She attended Schools in Richland. On June 16, 1929 she was married to T.W. Fluker. They were married 67 years when he died in 1997. Mrs. Fluker worked at K. Woolens for 20 years and J.M. Dyer for 33 years, retiring in 1982 when the store was closed. She was active in the First United Methodist Church serving her congregation in the United Methodist Women, Willing Workers Sunday School, and food for fitness, in addition to serving at the Kinsloe House until recently. She lived in her own home at 611 Oxford until March of 2006.
She is survived by one son, Tom Fluker and his wife Leona of Lake Kiowa, Texas; one grandson Tom Fluker III and wife Beth of Kingwood, Texas; one granddaughter Lorie Bruce and her husband Brad of Fort Worth; Great grandchildren are Brent, David and Mark Fluker of Kingwood; Conner, Will and Katie Bruce of Fort Worth. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Mary Capps, and her nephew Ronnie Capps, both of Richland. She is also mourned by special friends Jeannie and T.J. Burkholder of Corsicana.

A Funeral Service will be held at Corley Funeral Home at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, January 8, 2007. Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Pallbearers will be T.J. Burkholder, Jonathan Batton, Liston Herod, Gerald York, Kenneth Black, and Pervis Black. Honorary Pallbearers will Harlan Gregory and Bill Batton. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Corley Funeral Home from 9:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. on Monday, January 8, 2007.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of First United Methodist Church, or the Charity of your choice.


Thomas Donald Wilbanks
Apr 29, 1948 - Jan 4, 2007

Thomas Donald Wilbanks, 58, of Frost passed away Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007.

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

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Frost Cemetery with Brother Chris Shirley of First Baptist Church of Frost officiating.

Mr. Wilbanks was born April 29, 1948 to Bundy Wilbanks and Mildred Tisdale Wilbanks. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Frost. He had worked for Safeway for 15 years as a stocker. He owned his own convenience store in Frost. He raised house birds and white doves.

Survivors include sisters Lena May and husband Darrell of Elkhart, and Mary Terry of Corsicana; brothers, Phil Wilbanks and wife Jane, and Wallace Wilbanks and wife Wanda, all of Frost; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, and an aunt, Mable Woodland of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove.

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Antonio Deonti Chatman
Oct 19, 1999 - Dec 30, 2006

Antonio Deonti Chatman, 7, of Arlington passed away Dec. 30, 2006, in Freestone County.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at First Independent Baptist Church, 703 E. Fifth Ave., with D.L. Barton, pastor of Greater Harvest Fellowship Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Daraion Hildmon, Taraion Hildmon, Maurius Harbert, James Massey, Tyrone Bonner and Bryson McDonald. Honorary pallbearers will be Daraion Hildmon, Demetrius Chatman, Kevin Haney, Ken Chatman, Timothy Nance and Doug Wade.

Antonio was born Oct. 19, 1999, in Dallas. He attended school at Metro Charter Academy of Math and Science in Arlington.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Ethel Haney; and great-grandfather, Frank Thomas.

Survivors include his mother, Martina Mosley (Daraion) of Arlington; father, Anthony Chatman (Nora) of Corsicana; sister, Amariah Sha’Daraion Hildmon; grandparents, Charlotte Chatman, Louis Haney, and Mary Ann Mosley, all of Corsicana, Lupe Rodriquez of Denver, Colo., Lucindia Harbert (Jesse) of Corsicana, and Effie Mae Dawson-Hilliard and John Edward Tucker of Waco; great-grandparents, James and Evelyn Cooper and Ella Pearl Island, all of Corsicana; six aunts, LaRasha Osborne (Peter) of Corsicana, Kimberly Haney (Roy) of Fort Worth, Angelina Mosley and Sophia Rodriquez, both of Corsicana, Shabatha Harbert of Malakoff, and Tamara Chatman of Corsicana; four uncles, Demetrius Chatman (Britney), Taraion Hildmon and Maurius Harbert, all of Corsicana, and Kevin Haney of Dallas; and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Maria Thelma (Trevino) Mayfield
Jun 16, 1952 - Jan 3, 2007

Maria Thelma Mayfield

Maria Thelma Mayfield, 54, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, in Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mrs. Mayfield was born June 16, 1952, in Robstown to Jesus Trevino and Viola Sanez Trevino. She was a homemaker. She was great working with her hands whether it was sewing, cooking or crocheting. She enjoyed working with her house plants and camping.

Survivors include her husband, Hubert Mayfield of Corsicana; stepson, Jason Mayfield of Irving; daughters, Geaneva Libby and husband John of Lacy, Wash., and Sahvanna Johnson and husband Lance of Corsicana; grandchildren, Diamond McKiddy and Emily Marie Johnson; brothers, Isreal Trevino of Robstown and Bert Trevino of Grand Prairie; and sisters, Naomi Rodriguez of Arlington and Norma Martinez of Mansfield.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Gael Edward Smith
Apr 29, 1948 - Dec 30, 2006

Gael Edward Smith, 58 years of age, of Dallas and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Dec. 30, 2006.

He was born April 29, 1948, in Abilene. He graduated from Altus High School in Hollis, Okla., in 1966. He served four years in the U.S. Navy. During that time period he helped with shipboard operations for the recovery of the Apollo capsules, N.A.S.A.

Survivors include his mother, Mona Cook of Corsicana; sister, Mrs. Holiday (Sandra) Hayley of Tyler; sister, Sharon Crespo of Corsicana; five nieces, two nephews, 14 great-nieces and great-nephews, and one great-great-nephew.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at Westhill Church of Christ in Corsicana.

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Elmer “Buddie” McCulloch
Nov 19, 1916 - Jan 4, 2007

Elmer “Buddie” McCulloch, 90, passed away Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Mr. McCulloch was born Nov. 19, 1916 at Navarro Mills.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry L. McCulloch; his parents; and 12 siblings.

Survivors include his wife, Lorean McCulloch; daughter, Joyce L. Williams; grandchildren, Richard Mc Culloch, Susan Spoerl, Allen Williams, Darlene McCulloch, Kathy Yakesch, and Cindy Turner; 12 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ruby Mae (Brown) Baston
Dec 7, 1937 - Dec 29, 2006

Ruby Mae Baston

Ruby Mae Baston, 69, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake service will be 6 to 7 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at First Independent Baptist Church with Harold Evans, pastor of Roane Chapel Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Baston was born Dec. 7, 1937, in Kerens.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Will Brown and Thelma Sanders Brown; two children, two brothers and one sister.

Survivors include four daughters, Linda James (John), Ruby Pace (Willie), and Loretta Owens (Louis), all of Corsicana, and Barbara Vanibuls of Trinidad; three sons, Archie Baston (Teresa) of McKinney, Odell Baston of Childress and Tommy Baston of Trinidad; 22 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Lewis Brown (Lovera) of Ennis, Jimmy Brown and Ruby J. Brown, both of Corsicana, W.T. Brown (Pearl) of Clovis, N.M., and Bobby Joe Brown of Hart; five sisters, Pinkie Tubbs (Alvin) and Alice Faye Tubbs (Hurley), all of Farwell, Peggy Daniels (James) and Virginia Brown, all of Corsicana, and Minnie Mae Washington of Plainview; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Arnold Lee Ivie Jr.
Jan 28, 1956 - Jan 1, 2007

Arnold Lee Ivie Jr., 50, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, in Houston. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. today at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery.

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Charles William Campbell
Oct 22, 1922 - Jan 2, 2007

Charles William Campbell, 84, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, in Corsicana.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Mark Luera officiating.

Mr. Campbell was born on Oct. 22, 1922, in Eldon, Mo., and lived there until 1943. He joined the U.S. Army in 1943 (Army Engineers) and served in the Pacific Theater of operations in 1944 and 1945. He served in MacArthur’s headquarters in Tokyo from August 1945 to August 1946. He began his education in 1946 and married in 1948. He graduated college in 1949 with a B.S. degree in business. He began his education career in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1953. He was an adult education coordinator for 20 years at Western Iowa Tech, and he was an innovator and pioneer in developing programs to re-skill adults. He was given the Iowa Association for Lifelong Learning Distinguished Service Award Emeritus in October 1987. He spent many years working in the Masons, Shriners and York Rite. He retired to Versailles, Mo., for 10 years and then to Corsicana in 1998.

Survivors include his wife, Dolores Campbell of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Coleen and David McKee of Cedar Creek Lake; son and daughter-in-law, Charles Jr. and Debbie Campbell of Geneva, Ill.; brother and sister-in-law, Howard Lee and Doris Campbell of Stewart, Fla.; grandson, Nathan Campbell of Geneva, Ill.; and granddaughter, Katie Campbell of Geneva, Ill.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Heath Dewayne ‘Heffy’ Skinner
Jul 2, 1981 - Jan 2, 2007

Heath Dewayne “Heffy” Skinner, 25, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, in Corsicana.

Service was 10 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Dan Rogers officiating. Interment followed at Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Josh Vercher, Chris McGuire, Clinton Smith, Bo Harding, Jeff Conaway and Matt Kuehry. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Posey, Ryan Mitchell, Josh Bonner, Andy Sanches, Mitchell Sanches, Grover Anthony, Clay Davis and Jason Lockwood.

He was born July 2, 1981, in Longview. He worked at Guardian Glass.

Survivors include his wife, Whittney Davis Skinner of Corsicana; sons, Bradley Skinner and Mason Skinner of Corsicana; daughter on the way, Alaina Skinner; parents, loving mother Melody Gentry and Steve of Biloxi, Miss.; grandparents, Jim and Janis Ware of Crowley; and great-grandmother, Joy Young of Corsicana.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Skinner Children’s Fund at Citizens National Bank, 3590 W. Seventh Ave., Corsicana, TX 75110.

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Johnny Ray McNeill
Jul 4, 1937 - Dec 31, 2006

Johnny Ray McNeill, 69, passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

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

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Bill Honea officiating.

Johnny Ray McNeill was born July 4, 1937, in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Boyd and Catheryn McNeill.

Survivors include a son, Mark Allen McNeill; daughter, Kimberly Kay McNeill; brothers, Harvey and Coy McNeill; and sister, Ethel Brader.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Willie Mae (Coffey) Pierce
Nov 28, 1927 - Dec 31, 2006

Willie Mae Pierce

Willie Mae Pierce, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at the I.O.O.F. Nursing Home in Ennis. She was born Nov. 28, 1927, in Navarro County, the daughter of George H. and Lillie Mae Hobbs Coffey. She was reared in Navarro County, graduating from Rice High School in 1945. On July 21, 1945, she was married to Troy Pierce. In 1958 they moved to Ennis where she was employed by the Ennis Independent School District as a cafeteria manager. She retired in 1985 after 14 years of service. She was a member of Baylor Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Troy Pierce of Ennis; two sons, Terry Ray Pierce and wife Dorothy of Appleton, Wis., and Troy Lynn Pierce of Ennis; a daughter, Melinda Wachsman and husband Kevin of Palmer; a brother, George Coffey Jr. of Chatfield; three sisters, Gladys Ogburn of Roane, and Mary Garza and Carolyn Horn, both of Corsicana; two sisters-in-law, Rita Coffey of Chatfield and Evelyn Coffey of Brownsboro; five grandchildren, Rusty and Linda Pierce of San Antonio, Tracy and Sean Morgan of Appleton, Wis., Eric and Cecila Pierce of Ennis, Ashley and Nathan Wachsman of Palmer; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Keever Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Mansell and the Rev. Eddie Ricks officiating. Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Allan Pierce, Ronnie Ogburn, Larry Colquitt, Kendall Pollard and Craig Fincher.

Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

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Dorothy Maye (Wells) Monthey
Sep 3, 1924 - Dec 31, 2006
 

Dorothy Maye Monthey

Dorothy Maye Monthey was born Sept. 3, 1924, in Lamesa to Malcolm Earl and Liddie Gertrude Phipps Wells. She passed away Dec. 31, 2006, in Lawton, Okla., at the age of 82 years, 3 months and 28 days. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Parkdale Cemetery in Arlington.

She attended school and graduated from Lamesa High School in 1941. She met and married Tracy Monthey July 17, 1943, in Big Spring. They made their home in Lamesa where their two children were born. They moved to Arlington until their move to the farm they purchased in Frost in 1964. After Tracy’s death, Dorothy moved back to Lamesa for several years and then to the Lawton, Okla., area in 1990. Dorothy spent many years employed in the newspaper publishing business working as a composition supervisor at the Lamesa Reporter, the Arlington News-Texan and the Corsicana Daily Sun. She was active in Comanche County Extension Club work and enjoyed crafts, crocheting and gardening, but most of all, her family. Dorothy was a lifelong member of the Methodist church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Tracy, twins Barbara Faye and Beverly Raye, sisters Myrle Doyle, Gladys Gingles and Earlene Smith, and her daughter-in law Shirley Monthey.

She is survived by her daughter, Kaye Richey and husband Bill of Lawton, Okla.; son, Doyle Monthey of Rendon; sister, Yvonne Smith of Austin; granddaughter, Tamara Richey Leland of Broken Arrow, Okla.; grandsons, Brian Monthey and wife Lisa of Frost and Keith Monthey of Rendon; and great-grandchildren, Brittany, Bailey, Colby and Mason.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy’s name to the American Cancer Society or Cleo Craig Cancer Institute.

Arrangements by Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Home, Lawton, Okla.

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Julia (Roblez) Urive
Feb 8, 1926 - Jan 1, 2007

Julia Urive

Julia Urive, 81, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2007, at the Ennis Regional Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 8, 1926 in Groesbeck, the daughter of Serapio and San Juana Arevalo Roblez. She was reared in Groesbeck where she attended school. In 1940 she was married to Maclovio
Carrillo. After their marriage they lived in Corsicana and Ennis. Mr. Carrillo preceded her in death on April 26, 1961. In 1965 she was married to Sotero Urive. She was a member of St. John
Catholic Church.

She is survived by two sons and their wives, Paul and Adela Carrillo of Ennis, Mike and Lois Carrillo of Hurst; two daughters and their husbands, Louisa and Domingo DeLosSantos of
Ennis, Maura and Julian Messa of Ennis; a brother, Isabel Roblez of Grand Prairie; three sisters, Adela Cabrerra of Houston, Juanita Urive of Grand Prairie and Jessie Vasquez of Ennis;
17 grandchildren; 42 great- grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Abelino Carrillo. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Keever
Chapel. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St John Catholic Church. Interment will follow in St. Josephs Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever
Mortuary.


Bobby Wayne Hammonds
Jun 2, 1968 - Jan 7, 2007

Bobby Wayne Hammonds, 38 of Streetman, Tx. passed away Jan. 7, 2007 in Angus, TX.
He was born June 2, 1968 in Ennis.
He is survived by his mother, Margie D. Hammonds of Ennis; wife, Elizabeth Faye Martin Hammonds of Streetman; stepdaughters, Kati Gardner and Beth McPherson; stepsons, Robert
McPherson and Philip McPherson, both of Streetman; brothers, Ron Hammonds of Fairfield, Randy Hammonds and Johnny Kelsey, both of Dallas; sister, Brenda Kelsey of Austin;
granddaughter, Zadie McPherson; grandson, Bobby Landon Lomax of Streetman; nieces, Athena Kelsey, Elizabeth Kelsey and Madeline Hammonds; nephew, Steven Kelsey; and other
relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Hammonds and a stepdaughter, Cynthia Faye McPherson.
Graveside services will be held Thurs. Jan. 11, 2007 at 3 p.m. at Alley King Cemetery in Seven Points, TX. Visitation will be held today from noon to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, M.R. Smith
Parlor for Funerals, 1236 N. Bus. 45 in Corsicana, 903-872-8075.
M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals are in charge of arrangements.
A fund has been established at Ennis State Bank to offset funeral expenses for Mr. Hammonds, who is the son of Margie Hammonds, nephew of Geraldine Hanson and grandson of Helen
Dalabj, all of Ennis.

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Bobby Wayne Hammonds

Bobby Wayne Hammonds, 38, of Streetman passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, in Angus.

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. today at Alley King Cemetery in Seven Points.

Mr. Hammonds was born June 2, 1968, in Ennis.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Hammonds; and stepdaughter, Cynthia Faye McPherson.

Survivors include his mother, Margie D. Hammonds of Ennis; wife, Elizabeth Faye Martin Hammonds of Streetman; stepdaughters, Kati Gardner and Beth McPherson; stepsons, Robert McPherson and Philip McPherson, both of Streetman; brother, Ron Hammonds of Fairfield, Randy Hamonds and Johnny Kelsey, both of Dallas; sister, Brenda Kelsey of Austin; granddaughter, Zadie McPherson; grandson, Bobby Landon Lomax of Streetman; nieces, Athena Kelsey, Elizabeth Kelsey and Madeline Hammonds; nephew, Steven Kelsey; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Lucille (Finney) Medford
Jan 11, 1916 - Jan 27, 2006

Lucille Medford

Lucille Medford, 90, a homemaker, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, in Corsicana.
Funeral: 4 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church of Joshua. Burial: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dennison Cemetery, Idabel, Okla. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Mountain Valley Funeral Home between
Burleson and Joshua.

Lucille Medford was born Jan. 11, 1916, in Amity, Ark., to Marvin Junior and Myrtle Mattie Martin Finney. She attended Hayworth High School in Oklahoma, where she played basketball.

She married Milton Marvin Medford April 23, 1937, in Idabel, Okla.

She was a longtime member of Pine Forest Baptist Church in Vidor until she moved to Joshua with her daughter, Kay. She had been a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Joshua
until recently moving to Corsicana with Kay. She was a member of North Side Baptist Church in Corsicana.

She was an accomplished singer, performing in gospel quartets for many years. She taught Sunday school most of her adult life and was loved and respected by everyone who knew her.

She was an excellent seamstress, quilter, craftswoman and gardener. Gardening was her true love.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Bernice "Kat" McBrayer; and brothers-in-law, Emerson McBrayer and Trenver McKee.

Survivors: Son, D.M. "Pal" Medford of Pineland; daughters, Kay Medford Kammerdiener and husband, Greg of Corsicana, Susan Detweiler of Beaumont; sister, Doris McKee of Idabel, Okla.;
grandchildren, Stacey Graham and husband, Steve, Shane Medford and wife, Valarie, Chris Fowler and wife, Michelle, Aaron Fowler, Casey Martin and husband, Clayton, Robin Trumble;
stepgrandchildren, Todd Kammerdiener and wife, Natalie, Julia Ekpo and husband, LLoyd; great-grandchildren, Christina Fontenot, Vanessa Medford, Gage Baker, Cody Fowler, Madalyn
Bell Fowler, Tristain Fowler; stepgreat-grandchildren, Christian Bennett, Christopher Bomboy, Esther Ekpo; stepgreat-great-grandchildren, Hannah Bennett, Rebecca Bennett; numerous
nieces, nephews and other family members.

Published in the Star-Telegram on 1/29/2006.


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