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Eulla (Morris) Barham
Sep 5, 1915 - Nov 29, 1991
[Eulla is the spelling on her cemetery marker]

Eula M. Barham

Eula M. Barham, 76, of Blooming Grove, died Nov. 29, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 3 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with Terry Skinner officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Mack Morris, in June 1991.

Survivors include her husband, Phil Barham, of Blooming Grove; four brothers, Frankie Morris and Milton Morris, both of Dallas, Billy Morris of Rice, and Woodie Morris of Floydada, Texas; three sisters, Lois Nelson of Canton, and Helen Norbell and Ruth Moore, both of Lubbock.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Wife of Phillip Roach Barham

Joseph Jackson Sheppard, Dr.
Jan 1885 - Jul 6, 1964

J. J. Sheppard

Dr. Sheppard Is Dead At 79; Rites Pending

Dr. J. J. Sheppard, 79, died in Memorial hospital Monday morning.

Arrangements were incomplete early Monday afternoon at the McCormick Funeral Services pending advice from relatives.

Native of the Pecan community north of Blooming Grove, he had been a resident of Frost for a number of years where he was a chiropractor, barber and justice of the peace for Precinct 5, the northwest corner of Navarro county. He had worked as a barber in Kerens, Powell, Corsicana, Blooming Grove and Frost.

Masonic services will be held at the grave. Dr. Sheppard was a Baptist, and was active in singing school circles for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Frost, two sons, Dr. Joseph H. Sheppard, Jr., scientist, fluid dynamics, Port Jefferson, N. Y., and Jack F. Sheppard, Brenham; seven grandchildren and other relatives.

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OBITUARY, Corsicana Daily Sun, July 7, 1964

Dr. Sheppard Rites Slated For Wednesday

Funeral services for Dr. J. J. Sheppard, 79, who died in Memorial hospital Monday, will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Frost Baptist church.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor, assisted by Rev. Frank Williams, pastor, assisted by Rev. Frank Williams, pastor of the Frost Methodist church. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove with Masons in charge. He was a member of the Frost Baptist church.

Native of the Pecan community near Blooming Grove, Dr. Sheppard was a chiropractor, barber and had been justice of the peace, Precinct 5, for several years. He had barbered at Kerens, Powell, Corsicana and Blooming Grove and was a graduate of the Palmer School of Chiropractry, Davenport, Iowa.

Surviving are his wife of Frost; two sons, Dr. Joseph J. Sheppard, Jr., teacher of fluid dynamics at New York State University, Port Jefferson, N. Y., and a consultant of the Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, Calif., and Jack F. Sheppard, branch claims manager of an insurance firm, Brenham; seven grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. C. Young, T. S. Hooser, Jimmy Hooser, W. B. Denn, Guy Tullos, and Joe Parum.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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John Thomas Ballard
? - Apr 1950

J. T. Ballard Dies Sunday; Burial Slated Tuesday

John Thomas Bullard, aged 85 years, died Sunday at the home of a grandson, Malcolm Radley, at Cleveland, Texas.

Funeral services will beheld from the McCammon Funeral Home Tuesday at 10 a.m. with burial in Scurry, Kaufman county.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary E. Bullard, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Mattie Bullard, Corsicana; a grandson, two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Bullard was a deacon in the Baptist church and had been a long-time member of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist church.

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Joy Elaine (Ballew) Barham-Bason
Jan 5, 1938 - Mar 24, 1995

Joy Elaine Bason

Joy Elaine Bason, 57, of Blooming Grove, died March 24, 1995, at her residence.

Services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove, with Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery, under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be her nephews.

Mrs. Bason was born Jan. 5, 1938.

She is survived by her husband, Billy Bason of Blooming Grove; her son, Gary Barham of Trophy Club; her daughter, Debbie Wood of Corsicana; two brothers, Keith Ballew of Longview and Leroy Ballew of Kilgore; her sister, Carolyn Cooper of Lake Jackson; her grandmother, Cassie Morgan of Corsicana; and three grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Wife of William (Sonny) Marvin Barham & Billy Wayne Bason
  • TXDI

Mary Louisa (Fitzgerald) Tipping
Feb 1, 1884 - Apr 10, 1950

Mrs. R. E. Tipping, Blooming Grove, Dies Here Monday

Mrs. R. E. Tipping 66, lifelong resident of Blooming Grove, died early Monday in the P. and S. Hospital in Corsicana.

She was the former Mary Fitzgerald.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Methodist Church in Blooming Grove, with interment in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Surviving are four daughters, a son, 14 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers and 5 sisters.

McCormick Funeral Home is in charge.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Apr 11, 1950
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • born Blooming Grove and died Corsicana
  • Daughter of JTS and Mary Elizabeth (Frederick) Fitzgerald; sister to Thomas, Albert, Nancy, Margaret, Tinie, Lee, Jesse Dee, Bulah and L C.; half-sister to Sarah Frances, William, Alice Fitzgerald and Jim Shephard; wife of Robert Edward Tipping; mother of Myrtle Evelyn, Margaret Elizabeth, Ernest Doyle, Wynona and Buna Fay.

Phillip “Bill” Roach Barham
28 Nov. 1915 - Blooming Grove Texas
15 Oct. 1998 - Temple Texas

After a lengthy illness, Bill died at the VA Hospital in Temple on October 15, 1998.  Graveside services were held October 18, with Grady Cashion officiating.  Bill was then laid to rest beside the grave of his wife, the late Jewel Barham.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, Phil and Pruttie Barham and grandparents, Freeman (Jack) and Charlotte Barham, who also sleep in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Barham is survived by several nieces and nephews and many cousins.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton

The Blooming News - Oct. 28, 1998

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Phil “Bill” Barham

Phil “Bill” Barham, 82, of Blooming Grove, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998, at the VA Hospital in Temple.

Graveside services are 4 p.m. Sunday at Rosehill cemetery in Blooming Grove, with Grady Cashion officiating.

Mr. Barham was born in Blooming Grove on Nov. 28, 1915. (should be 1914)

He is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Note: Son of Phillip White and Prudy Barham.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • SSDI:
    PHIL R BARHAM 28 Nov 1914 15 Oct 1998 (V) 76626 (Blooming Grove, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 450-14-0807 Texas

Robert Edward Tipping
May 18, 1875 - Aug 7, 1965

Ed Tipping, 91, Rites Monday

Ed. Tipping, 91, retired farmer, died in a Hico hospital Saturday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p. m. from the First Methodist church. Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Lloyd Coker, pastor of the church.

Tipping resided in this community until seven years ago when he went to Hico.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. George Loden, Hico; Mrs. Howard Long and Mrs. Robert Gantt, both of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. W. A. Reames, Sugar Land; a brother, Tom Tipping, Corsicana; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and other relatives

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Corsicana Daily Sun, Aug. 9,1965
  • Son of Robert Isaac and Mary (Holcomb) Tipping; husband of Mary L Fitzgerald; father of Myrtle Evelyn, Margaret Elizabeth, Ernest Doyle, Wynona and Buna Fay.

William Wesley Fitzgerald
1870 - Jun 3, 1951

W. W. Fitzgerald, aged 81 years, died at his home, 912 West Eighteenth avenue, Sunday night following an illness of a year. He formerly resided in the Dresden community.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Billy Fitzgerald, Corsicana; three half-brothers, Lee Fitzgerald, Dallas; J. D. Fitzgerald, Corsicana; and Jim Shephard; two sisters, Mrs. T. D. Neal, Frost; and Mrs. H. C. Blackmon, Dallas, three half-sisters, Mrs. Rose Cook, Dallas; Mrs. Beulah Sheppard, Kilgore, and Mrs. Betty Woodard, Fort Worth and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the McCormick Chapel in Blooming Grove at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Mr. Johnson of the Assembly of God church here.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Corsicana Daily Sun, June 4, 1951
  • Son of John Thomas Schuyler Fitzgerald & Martha Isabel (Moore) Fitzgerald; Husband of Belle Fitzgerald; father of Abram and Billy Fitzgerald; brother of Sarah Frances and Alice Fitzgerald; half-brother of Thomas, Albert, Nancy, Margaret, Tinie, Lee, Jesse Dee, Mary, Bulah and L C; step-brother of Jim Shephard.

Sarah Elizabeth (Langston) Barham
Aug 6, 1875 - Apr 15, 1962

Mrs. Sarah E. Barham, widow of Fred L. Barham, extensive landowner in the western portion of Navarro County, died Sunday morning in Memorial hospital following a short illness. She was 86.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the First Christian church here with the pastor, Rev. Claude Weingand, officiating. Interment will be in the Rose Hill cemetery.

Mrs. Barham was a native of Mississippi and was born Aug. 6, 1875.

Surviving are two sons, Sam L. Barham, Lubbock, and Grandville G. Barham, Hillsboro; three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Atchison, Cisco; Mrs. Freddie Sheppard, Frost, and Mrs. Bernice Brooks, Dallas; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Wife of Frederick Lee "Fred" Barham

Bennetta Verdell Chaplin Brown
Feb 13, 1924 - Dec 8, 1999

Bennetta Verdall Chaplin Brown, 75, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake services will be 7 p.m. Sunday at Love Chapel Baptist Church, 400 N. Beaton St.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church, 400 S. 15th St., with the Rev. Kalvin Townsel officiaitng.  Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Brown was born Feb. 13, 1924 in Waco.  She was a member of Love Chapel Baptist Church.  She attended San Francisco State College and received her bachelor of arts degree.  She taught school in Californaia 41 years.  Atter retiring, she moved back to Texas.

Mrs. Brown is survived by her niece she reared, JoAnn Brewer; three great-nieces she reared, Lisa Williams, Sedra and Monique; seven great-great-nieces and nephews that she reared, Brandon Riley, Jermaine Riley, Jesse McDowell, Brian McDowell, Ebony Gomez, Ivory Washington, Jamaris Williams; brother, Dave Townsel; and sisters, Robbie Bailey, Ethel Cleveland and Bobbie Joe Townsel.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Tillie Brown
Sep 14, 1926 - Oct 31, 1999

Tillie Brown, 73, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

A wake service will be 7 p.m. tonight at Ross and Johnson Chapel.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Freedom Fellowship Church with the Rev. Jessie R. Williams officiating.  Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Mrs. Brown was born Sept. 14, 1926 in Purdon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Brown, and daughter, Betty Sneed.

Mrs. brown is survived by children, Debra Jones, Isaac Brown, Brenda McDade, Alice Gonzalez, Avis Brown and Ronald Brown, all of Corsicana, and Rosemary Howard of Mesquite; an aunt, Mamie Edgar of California; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be friends and family.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Margaret Marie (Gibson) Cleveland
Feb 28, 1928 - May 30, 1999

Margaret Marie Cleveland

Margaret Marie Cleveland, 71, of Mexia passed away Sunday, May 30, 1999 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake services will be 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Second Mission Baptist Church, with the Rev. Larry L. Polk officiating.  Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Cleveland was born Feb. 28, 1928 in Freestone County.

Mrs. Cleveland was preceded in death by her mother, Estella Mae Walker; father, Eddie Gibson; daughter, Sharon Lynn Cleveland; and grandson, Gregory LeDon Cleveland.

Mrs. Cleveland is survived by her husband, Arthur Cleveland of Mexia; daughters, Beverly Gail Latimer of Arlington, Glenda Fay Cleveland and Debra Annette Owens, both of Mexia, Tonya Renee Cleveland of Corsicana and Stacy Yvette Williams of Camp Pendleton, Calif.; sons, Daryl Cleveland of Corsicana, Mitchell G. Cleveland of Arlington and Keith Anthony Cleveland of Mexia; five granddaughters; 11 grandsons; two great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; daughters-in-law, Beverly Cleveland and Sharon Lucille Cleveland; sons-in-law, Roy Lee Latimer, Howard Owens and Gregory Williams; and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Gordon P. Davis
abt 1920 - Sep 23, 1999

Gordon P. Davis

Gordon P. Davis, 79, of Dallas passed away Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at North Central Texas Veteran's Center.

Wake services will be 7 to 8 p.m. today at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Carver Heights Baptist Church.  Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery with full military honors.

Mr. Davis was retired from the U.S. Army.

Mr. Davis is survived by his daughter, Gordon Weeks of Dallas; grandson, Carlos Jones; and great-grandson,  Gordon Christopher.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Azleer Felix
Dec 16, 1924 - Jun 17, 1999

Azleer Felix, 74, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, June 17, 1999, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Scott Funeral Chapel, with Elder Arthur Williams officiating.  Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Felix was born Dec. 16, 1924 in Centerville.

Mrs. Felix was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Henry Felix; and daughter; Aldonia Williams.

Mrs. Relix is survived by her sons, Elmer Felix of Arlington and Henry Felix of Killeen; daughters, Gloria Mac Henry and Helen Jackson, both of Corsicana, and Shirley Shaw of Wichita Falls; uncle, Ealy Campbell of Corsicana; 18 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Porter Fields Jr.
Jan 18, 1912 - Jul 7, 1999

Porter Fields Jr.

Porter Fields Jr. 87, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center.

Services will be 11 a.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel, with Brother Arthur Williams officiating.  Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Mr. Fields was born Jan. 18, 1912 in Longview.

He is survived by several cousins including Doris Blair of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Nellie Mae Fitzgerald
Mar 2, 1906 - May 28, 1999

Nellie Mae Fitzgerald

Nellie Mae Fitzgerald, 93, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 28, 1999, at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Love Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Kalvin Townsel officiating.  Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.  Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Quarles, Arthur Quarles, Johnny Young, L.H.

Richardson, Lawrence Smith and Bobby Joe Richardson Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sanford Brown, Frank Brown, Fred Rhynes, Bennie Thomas, R.A. Adams and Allison Smart.

Mrs. Fitzgerald was born March 2, 1906, in Athens.

She is survived by sons, Thomas Fields and wife Betty of Dallas, William Fields of Corsicana; daughters, Elizabeth Christian of Dallas, Patricia Sanders and husband Roy of Corsicana; granddaughter, Regina Washington and husband Keith of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two godchildren, Robbie Bailey and Ceola Wheeler; devoted friends, Lela Turner, Minnie Fields, across the creek community, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years George Fitzgerald; children, Earline Parrish, Jimmy Parhams and Clarence Fields Jr.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Elberta (Whitfield) Hardee
Jul 2, 1913 - Jun 17, 1999

Elberta Whitfield Hardee

Elberta Whitfield Hardee, 85, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, June 17, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Independent Baptist Church, with Pastor Keith Henry officiating.  Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Nephews and deacons of the church will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Hardee was born July 2, 1913 in Kerens.  She was a member of First Independent Baptist Church where she worked as an usher.

Mrs. Hardee is survived by her two sisters, Myrtle Hudson of Corsicana and Stormy L. Phillips of Los Angeles, Calif.; brother, L.C. Whitfield of Corsicana; brother-in-law, Eddie W. Phillips of Los Angeles, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Vernice Whitfield of San Francisco, Calif., Delores Carter and Opal Whitfield Weller of Corsicana; nine nieces, 12 nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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David Arthur McCulloch
Nov 15, 1891 - Mar 26, 1972

David Arthur McCulloch, Buried Tuesday
David Arthur McCulloch, 80, died Sunday, March 26, in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana after an illness of several months. He was a lifelong resident of Dawson.
Services were held from the First United Methodist Church and were conducted by Rev. George Yarbrough. Interment was in Dawson cemetery.
Survivors are a son, William McCulloch of New Iberia, La.; three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Carroll of Waxahachie; Mrs. H. M. Huber of Beaumont, Mrs. Mable Garner of Dawson.
Pallbearers were Harold Pitts, David York, Wilmer Hale, Calvin Atchley, Boby Thompson and Orval Bumpers.
Eubanks directed.
The Dawson Herald, March 31, 1972


Attend McCulloch Funeral
Out of town relatives and friends attending the David A. McCulloch funeral last week were Mr. And Mrs. William A. McCulloch, New Iberia, La.; Mrs. W. C. Carroll, Mr. And Mrs. William Carroll and Mrs. Eloise Kinningham, Waxahachie, Mr. And Mrs. H. M. Huber, Beaumont; Mr. And Mrs. Raymond Holliday and John McCulloch II, Houston; Mrs. Finus Seale and Paul Moore, Corsicana; Mrs. James Henry Garner and children, Crowley and Mrs. J. R. Gascolgne, Dallas.

The Dawson Herald, April 7, 1972


Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to every one who was so gracious and kind to us during the illness and death of our brother, Arthur McCulloch. Your expressions of sympathy and comfort, visits and help at the hospital, the beautiful flowers and the wonderful food sent in to help at the noon meal. We wish to thank all and pray God’s blessins might be with you for you kindness.
William McCulloch family
Lee McCulloch family
Mrs. Hattie Carroll family
Mrs. Allie Huber family
Mrs. Mabel Garner family

The Dawson Herald, April 7, 1972

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

  • Husband of Florence Mabel (Slaughter) McCulloch


Mabel Florence (Slaughter) McCulloch
Dec 12, 1891 - Feb 1967

Mrs. McCulloch Buried Saturday
Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Florence McCulloch, 75, who died at the family home, east of Dawson Friday, were held Saturday at the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Stephen Love, pastor of the church.
Surviving are her husband, Arthur McCulloch, Dawson; a son, William McCulloch, New Iberia, LA; a grandchild, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Nephews were pallbearers.
Eubanks Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • Dawson Herald, March 3, 1967

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs


Benny B. Guynes
Born: Nov. 18, 1939; in Corsicana, Texas
Died: May 27, 2007

His work on the sheriff's patrol included search and rescue of stranded victims of winter emergencies



WOODSTOCK - Benny B. Guynes, 67, of Woodstock, died Sunday, May 27, 2007, as a result of complications brought on by a stroke that he suffered Oct. 2, 2003.

He was born Nov. 18, 1939, in Corsicana, Texas, to Norman and Georgia (Bivin) Guynes.

Music always was an important factor in Benny's life. He attended the University of Houston in 1957 as a music major with an emphasis in clarinet performance. While at the university, he was a member of the ROTC program. After attending college, he became a member of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and the Top Hatters big band in Texas. As a musician, he performed with such great musicians as Don Jacoby, Al Hirt and Rafael Mendez. He had the pleasure of being conducted by one of the greatest and most famous conductors known, Frederick Fennel.

In 1959, he met Carolyn Sue Browning while working as a lifeguard at the university pool. They were married Nov. 22, 1961.

Benny started working at A.B. Dick Co. in 1966 in Houston. In 1974, he was transferred to the Chicago area (Niles) and was promoted to head of engineering, safety, and plant manager. He retired after 38 years of service.

After he was transferred to the Chicago area, he soon became one of the founding members of the Crystal Lake Community Band in 1984, when it began as an affiliate to the Crystal Lake Park District and was under the direction of Dale Johansen. He remained a member through its current director, Don Ehrensperger, until the time of his stroke.

While living in Lake in the Hills, he was the proprietor of Fanfare Band Instrument Repair, where he repaired band instruments for schools and community members for more than 20 years.

Benny was a consummate advocate of the arts, a value that he instilled in his children. His daughter, Vickie, was a clarinetist and saxophonist at Jacobs High School (1982). His son also attended Jacobs High School (1986), and currently is a professional trumpet player and a band director at Lundahl Middle School in Crystal Lake.

In 1978, Benny became a member of the Huntley Penguins snowmobile club, and later, along with his best friend, George Gore, was one of the founding members of the Snow Hunters of Lake in the Hills. He and George worked together as active members of the McHenry County sheriff's patrol.

Their work on the sheriff's patrol included search and rescue of stranded victims of winter emergencies and patrol of the McHenry County snowmobile trails and McHenry County Conservation District areas. They were organizers and instructors of snowmobile safety courses for several years.

He is survived by his daughter, Vickie Kurzbuch; his son, Terry Guynes of Woodstock; two granddaughters, Mikala and Haley Kurzbuch; a sister, Sherry Galow of Houston; and his brother, Jerry Guynes of Lubbock, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman (Georgia) Guynes and his wife, Carolyn Sue (Browning) Guynes, who died in April 2004.

The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in Miller Funeral Home, 504 W. Main St., West Dundee, and from noon Friday, June 1, until the service at 1 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 310 E. Main St., East Dundee.

Interment will be private.

For information, call the funeral home at (847) 426-3436.
Warren Cemetery, Mausoleum & Funeral Home; 1495 N. Cemetery Road, Gurnee, IL, 60031
 


J. B. Carrington
Mar 31, 1926 - May 30, 2007

J.B. Carrington

J.B. Carrington passed away peacefully on May 30, 2007 after a long battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome.

J.B. Carrington was born to Willie Mae Bailey and Jerome Bessery Carrington on March 31, 1926 in Milford, Texas. He was one of ten children. His father passed away when the family was young and necessitated the four youngest children, including J.B., to be raised at the Corsicana State Home. The "Home" gave J.B. many more brothers and sisters, whom he loved and cherished. He played sports and coached football at the State Home. J.B joined the U.S. Army in 1944, serving in the Philippines, Japan and throughout the Pacific during World War II. He was honorably discharged with many commendations in 1946. J.B. returned to Corsicana, Texas, to coach the State Home football team and to attend Navarro College. J.B. was a tackle on the 1948-1949 Championship Football Team. His yearbook picture states "This boy never let down in a game." J.B. applied that same ethic to his faith, marriage, family, friends and work.

Also at Navarro, he was selected as Who's Who and met Joan Long during chemistry class. Their love grew well beyond chemistry, and they were married in the chapel of the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana on June 10, 1949. J.B. and Joan moved to Nacogdoches, Texas, where he obtained his bachelor of science in history in 1950 and master of education in 1951. Blessed with their first child, Brenda Gail, on May 7, 1950, J.B. continued his coaching career at Diboll High School until 1953. He became head baseball coach and assistant football coach for Allen Military Academy of Bryan. J.B. was promoted to headmaster. Two more children joined the family, Kenneth Craig, on December 10, 1954 and Kristi Kay on October 8, 1964. J.B.'s role as headmaster blessed him with countless "sons" who were cadets at Allen Military Academy, while building lasting relationships with the faculty and staff at Allen.

He and the family moved to Brenham, Texas, in 1972, where he was Dean of Men at Blinn College. J.B. continued his dedication to the growth and development of young people, returning to Bryan to lead the Bryan-College Station campuses as dean. He adored many of the faculty, staff and students at Blinn where he continued to work until his retirement in 1991. But recall he "never let down in a game" and continued to work during retirement until 1996. J.B. was dedicated to faith, family, friends and country. He led by example and always kept God first in his life. He attended First United Methodist Church in Bryan and served as an usher for over fifty years. He loved his church family, especially the men's bible class. J.B. was a member of numerous service organizations, including Phi Delta Kappa, National Association of Secondary School Principals and Freemasons.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2 at First United Methodist Church of Bryan, with visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 1 at Hillier Funeral Home. Burial will follow services at Bryan City Cemetery.

J.B. Carrington is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Joan Long Carrington; children, Brenda and Ken Barnes of Florence, Ken and Judy Carrington of Frisco and Kristi Carrington Palmer of Coppell; grandchildren, Matthew Barnes, Holly Barnes, Clay and Beverly Carrington, Amanda Carrington and Blake Palmer; five great-grandchildren, Maizie, Erin, Ethan, Abigail and Chase; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; his brothers and sisters acquired through marriage, Bobby and Patsy Long, Vance Long, Karen and Clifford Williams, Jenice and Willie Olsen, Linda and John Goodman and Nancy and Fred Grant.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and four sisters.

J.B. Carrington approached life with a deep love and sincere compassion for others, which allowed him to influence, develop and touch countless lives. He was a great husband, father, grandfather, friend and Christian.

In lieu of flowers, please continue his legacy by contributing to the Blinn College J.B. Carrington Endowed Scholarship, 902 College Ave., Brenham, Texas 77833 or to the Society of St. Stephen Fund at First United Methodist Church, 506 E. 28th St., Bryan, Texas.

May the Lord bless and keep you.

Notes:

  • Published in The Bryan-College Station Eagle on 5/31/2007.


Billie D. (Satterwhite) Chapman 
June 15, 1937 – May 18, 2007

Billie D. Chapman

Billie Chapman, 69, of Rockdale passed away on May 18, 2007 near Rockdale. Rev. Weldon Belew of Rockdale Christian Church conducted the graveside service on May 20, 2007 at the Harmony Cemetery near Rockdale.

Billie was born on June 15, 1937 in Longview to Martin Wadena and Clara Cell (Capps) Satterwhite. She worked for Corsicana Dry Cleaners then with Home Health Care, as well as being a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Martin Satterwhite, Jr. and Earl Satterwhite.

She is survived by her sons, Charles Ray of Irving and Jackie Glen Chapman of Rockdale; daughters, Cassie Lynn Bailey of Rockdale and Dianne Chapman of Louisiana; brothers: Donnie Satterwhite, Sr. of Houston and Joey Satterwhite of California; sisters, Mary Kadlee of Wisconsin and Clara Fern Edmonds of Henderson; grandchildren: Justin Keith and Bradley Shane Bailey, Jr. and a granddaughter on the way.

Notes:

  • The Lexington Leader Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Otha Lavon (McHenry) Hider
Feb 5, 1928 - Nov 13, 1999

Otha Lavon Hider

Otha Lavon Hider, 71, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas.

Visitation will be 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Scott Funeral Chapel.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dairy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be LaRaqui Rayshun Hider, Cedric D. Hider, Arnold R. Hider Jr., Ronald Nobles, Arnold Loe Lewis and Tommy Sutton. Honorary pallbearers will be Edward Perry, Michael Badger, Timothy Reece, Robert Nobles, Sam C. McDonald Sr., Robert Washington and Lester Nevels.

Mrs. Hider was born Feb. 5, 1928 in Corsicana. She was a 1946 graduate of G.W. Jackson High School and a 1958 graduate of nursing at Navarro Memorial Hospital. She retired after 31 years of nursing. She was a devoted member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and one brother.

Mrs. Hider is survived by her children, Walter E. Hider and wife Annie F. Hider, Sherlyn Hider, and Arnold R. Hider and wife Elsie L. Hider, all of Dallas; brother, Emmitt McHenry Jr. of Corsicana; grandchildren, LaRaqui, Cedric, Shlonda, Catrina and Arnold Jr., all of Dallas, sister-in-law, Carolyn McHenry; great-uncle, Raymond McHenry of Corsicana; goddaughter and baby, Dee Dee Grandberry and Yassmine, both of Dallas; godsons, John Allen, Robert Smith and Tommy Sutton; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Doris Faye Brown Stevenson Holt
Dec 27, 1945 - Jun 26, 1999

Doris Faye Brown Stevenson Holt, 53, of Gilmer passed away Saturday, June 26, 1999, at University of Texas Health Center in Tyler.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Second Mission Baptist Church, with Pastor L.L. Polk Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Holt was born Dec. 27, 1945 in Brownsvalley.

Mrs. Holt is survived by her daughter, Barbara Stevenson of Gilmer; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Tonya Stevenson of Gilmer and Courtney and Elizabeth Brown of Germany; five grandchildren; mother, Rosie Lee James of Corsicana; sister, Martha Brown of Corsicana; brothers, Finis Nelson of Dallas and Earlester James of San Francisco, Calif.; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Donald Ray Huckaby
May 23, 1941 - Jun 13, 1999

Donald Ray Huckaby, 58, of Los Angeles, Calif. passed away Sunday, June 13, 1999 in Los Angeles.

Services will be noon Wednesday at Scott Funeral Chapel with the Rev.
L.L. Polk officiating. Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Mr. Huckaby was born May 23, 1941 in Fairfield. He was a former member of the First Independent Baptist Church. He was a graduate of G.W. Jackson High School in Corsicana. Mr. Huckaby was an inventory clerk.

He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Huckaby and brother, Charles Huckaby.

Mr. Huckaby is survived by his mother, Pauline Huckaby of Corsicana; brother, Cecil Huckaby of Los Angeles; three sisters, Alice Byrd of Fort Worth, Gertrude Smith of Rialto, Calif., and Verne Franklin of Dallas; two uncles, Roy English of Corsicana and Clinton English of Fairfield; two aunts, Mattie Williams of Houston and Alice Solomon of Las Vegas, Nev.; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Azzie Lee Jessie
Aug 1, 1896 - Dec 17, 1999

Azzie Lee Jessie, 103, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake services will be 7 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roane Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. M.R. Parson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Richard Christopher Bartee Jr., Cedric Jessie, Lucion Jessie III, Ben Jessie, Torin Jessie, Ivy Alexander Jr. and Eric Brenham.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Lewis Jr., Brendren Austin, Raphael Jessie, Kyrin Austin, Jason Simpson and Cedric Jessie Jr.

Mrs. Jessie was born Aug. 1, 1896, in Winkler, Texas.

She is survived by her sons, Lucion Jessie Jr. (Gussie) and the Rev. Vernon Jessie (Annie); daughter, Louise Alexander; grandchildren, Debbie Austin, Kimetra Lewis, Gretchen Simpson, Myrtle Alexander, Irma Bartee, Brenda Jessie, Carolyn Jessie, Lucion Jessie III, Cedric, Ronnie and Benjamin Jessie, Ivy and Reginal Alexander, Eric Brenham, Sherry Babera, Bobbie V. Capteville and the Rev. Joe Grant; son-in-law, J.C. Daniel; great grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lucion Jessie Sr.; and daughters, Essie Brenham and Florine Davis.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Annie Bell Keith
Nov 2, 1926 - Oct 7, 1999

Annie Bell Keith, 72, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999 at Heritage Oaks West.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Scott Funeral Chapel.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Second Mission Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Polk, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Mrs. Keith was born Nov. 2, 1926 in Wortham. She was a member of Second Mission Baptist Church for many years where she worked faithfully in the Abyssinian Auxillary. She was retired from Navarro College and the Corsicana State Home.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Poly and Harry Medlock, Sandra and Samuel Sloan and Loressa Garrison, all of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Samantha Keith; brothers, David Smith of Dallas, Billy Smith of Hutchins and Roy Lee Smith of Corsicana; sisters, Bessie Lee of Hutchins, Vada Graves of Corsicana, and Estelle Woodard and Leona Smith, both of Fort Worth; two aunts, Mozell Brown of Corsicana and Alice Brown of Dallas; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will by Nika Keith, Mario Cook, Michael Garrison, O'Bryan Keith, Jerome Medlock and Kristopher Medlock.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Soretha (Moore) McDonald
Feb 6, 1960 - May 27, 1999

Soretha Moore McDonald, 39, of Dallas passed away Thursday, May 27, 1999 at Methodist Medical Center in Dallas.

Wake services will be 8 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 4 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

Funeral services will be noon Saturday at Taylor Memorial Church of God in Christ. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Travis Parish, Rodney Webb,Gavin Parish, Mirandell McCarter, Rufus Parish and the Rev. David Jenkins.

Mrs. McDonald was born Feb. 6, 1960 in Fort Worth. She was a graduate of Corsicana High School and attended Navarro College.

Mrs. McDonald is survived by her husband, George McDonald of Houston; children, Jeremy McDonald, Shevon Ashley and Brandy Moore; mother, Thelma Parish of Corsicana; father, S.L. Moore of Fort Worth; sister, Avanette Walton of Corsicana; brother, S.L Moore Jr. of Fort Worth; a host of relatives including grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends including maternal aunt, Hattie Body of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Nina L. (Yeldell) Manning
Feb 8, 1925 - Oct 31, 1999

Nina L. Manning, 75, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, at Health Care and Rehab of Corsicana.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church, A.E. Smith, pastor. The Rev. Donald Washington will officiate.
Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Manning was born Feb. 8, 1925 in Eureka.

She was preceded in death by her father, Starling Yeldell; mother, Sue Yeldell; brothers, Clyde Yeldell and Cleveland Yeldell; sisters, Lola Johnson, Olivia Hilliary and Kathie Yeldell.

Mrs. Manning is survived by her husband, Lindsy Manning of Corsicana; brothers, Raymond Yeldell of Fort Worth, Starling Yeldell Jr. of Dallas and Nokomis Yeldell of Memphis, Tenn.; sisters, Viola Smith of Mesquite, Jessie Jefferson of Corsicana and Diane Page of Dallas; nieces, Ora Hyman and Lucille English; other nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Mary Jo (Bradley) Newson
Jun 1, 1946 - Oct 31, 1999

Mary Jo Newson, 53, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Thirteenth Avenue Christian Church, with the Rev. L.B. Crowder officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Cedeno Hunter, David Johnson, Marcus Hines, CaTerris Bradley, Ira Dunn Jr. and Damion Bradley. Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Goodson, Clyde Chambers, Greg Smith, James Hines, Derrick Dunn and Larell Herford.

Mrs. Newson was born June 1, 1946 in Streetman.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ernetha Bradley; and brother, Kenneth R. Bradley.

Mrs. Newson is survived by her husband, Robert Newson of Corsicana; children, Telvin Newson, Robbie Jo Newson of Corsicana, Ernest Richard and Robert Richard, both of Dallas, and Jo Ann Dillard of Arlington; grandchildren, Montrel LeRon Williams and Marneshia Roxie-Jo Williams, both of Corsicana, Bryson, Ethelton, Ashley, William, Felicia, Michael and Barbara; stepchildren, Melody Johnson, Robert Henderson and Anna Jo Mayo, all of Fort Worth, and Roslyn Thomas of Oklahoma; several step-grandchildren; father, Lozel Bradley of Corsicana; sisters, Patsy Harden, Diane Sample of Dallas, Sallie Dunn, and Gloria Bradley of Corsicana; brothers, L.B. Bradley of Corsicana and Lonzell Bradley; aunts, Mary Ella Chambers and Bernice Brown; and uncles, Ray Bradley and Roy Bradley.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Sam "S.A." Oston
Feb 11, 1926 - Sep 16, 1999

Sam "S.A." Oston, 73, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, at his residence.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, with the Rev. S.A. Jimerson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Kevin Cole, Melvin C. Cole, Taurus P.
Kitchen, Korin S. Kitchen and nephews Terry Thomas, Greg Austin, Thomas White and Jeffery Thomas.

Mr. Oston was born Feb. 11, 1926 in Rice. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and worked for Wolf Brand for 42 years. He was a veteran of World War II where he served in the U.S. Navy for two and one-half years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan and Johnnie Mae Oston; sister, Johnnie Mayfield; and brother, Edgar Beasley.

Mr. Oston is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mayola Oston; son, Sam Oston Jr. and wife Jean; daughters, Lucille, Virginia and Ethel; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, three brothers, two sisters and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, and a special cousin, Josephine Johnson.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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James "Bo" Riles
Oct 3, 1935 - Oct 17, 1999

James "Bo" Riles, 64, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999 at his home.

Services will be 11 a.m.Thursday at Freedom Fellowship Church with Elder Billy Joe Kelly officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Mr. Riles was born Oct. 3, 1935 in Cheneyboro. He was employed by the Corsicana Independent School District.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dewey Riles.

Mr. Riles is survived by his wife, Lois Riles of Corsicana; two daughters, Jacqueline Riles of Corsicana, Twanna Riles Williams of Humble; mother, Clara Day of Corsicana; three grandsons; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Charles Conley, Samuel Yeldell, Jerry Riles, Aubrey Washington, Keith Washington, Marcus Tarbutton, and James Sheffield.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mack Pierce, Bennie Thomas, Jasen Riles, Daryl Williams, LaKeith Riles and LaKendrick Riles.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Annie Dee Stevenson
Dec 29, 1913 - Dec 20, 1999

Annie Dee Stevenson, 85, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29 at Ross and Johnson Chapel.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at First Independent Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles Kelly officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wilmer Stevenson, Charlie Stevenson, Martel Stevenson, Elbert Turner, Ocie Cyrus, Vernie Lee Stevenson, Kenneth Stevenson, Charles Kelly and Allen Ray Stevenson.

Mrs. Stevenson was born Dec. 29, 1913 in Chatfield. She was a faithful member of St. John Baptist Church where she served as president of the deaconess board.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathaniel Stevenson; and sons, Vernal Stevenson and Cecil Stevenson.

Mrs. Stevenson is survived by her daughter, Lula Kenney of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Onnis Clyde Stevenson of Corsicana, Charlie and Aldonia Stevenson of San Francisco, Calif., and Wilmer and Faye Stevenson of Dallas; brother, Everette Liggins of Corsicana; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and St. John Baptist Church family.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Rev. Claude Waites, Jr.
Sep 1, 1950 - Dec 21, 1999

The Rev. Claude Waites Jr., 49, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999 at Baylor University Hospital in Dallas.

A wake service will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Crossway Pentecostal Church of God in Christ.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kelly Temple Church of God in Christ, 504 N. 3rd St. with Bishop Neaul Haynes officiating.
Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery.

Rev. Waites was born Sept. 1, 1950 in Corsicana. He was self-employed with a janitorial service and was the pastor of the Crossway Pentecostal Church of God in Christ. He was a member of the Navarro County Health Department Advisory Board and a founding member of the Navarro County Ambulatory Care Association. He was a member of NAACP, EEOC, and CHETO.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Waites Sr. and Aline Cooksey Waites.

Rev. Waites is survived by his wife, Carolyn Waites; daughters, Daphnee Nathan, Tiffany Waites and Claudette Waites; son, Claude (Bo) Waites IV; grandson, Davarius Colvert; sister, Alice Waites; brothers, Darrell Waites and Kelvin Steward; aunt, Dorothy Procter; mother-in-law, Mary Jo Dixon; and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Francis H. "Frank" Hagle
1834 - Feb 4, 1914

Uncle Frank Hagle passed away at 5 o'clock Wednesday morning, February 4, and was buried at Dresden cemetery Thursday. Uncle Frank was an old soldier and a good Christian man. The writer has known him 44 years and knows that he has lived such a life which will cause him to be greatly missed in our section. We extend sympathy to the bereaved.
Signed Uncle John

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George D. Long
Jul 16, 1862 - Mar 19, 1941

George D. Long Died Early Wednesday Morning
George D. Long, a long-time resident of Dawson, died at this home here Wednesday morning at 4:10 o'clock, after an extended illness. His death was no surprise to those familiar with his condition, as it had been thought for several weeks that he could not long survive.
Mr. Long was born near Danville, Ala., in 1862, and came to Texas in 1895, settling at Atlanta, from where, two years later, he came to Dawson and has made his home in this vicinity since that time. In August, 1880, he was married to Miss Nancy Ellen Royer, and to the union five children were born, four girls and a boy, the three daughters, together with their mother, survive. They are Mrs. Buford Cathey and Mrs. Lula Wells of Dawson and Mrs. A. L. Newell of Grandview. Mrs. Long was a long-time member of the Methodist church. In past years Mr. Long was quite active in community affairs, having served as city marshal and constable for a time. He was always jovial and pleasant and had many friends who regret his death.
The funeral service will be held at the Methodist church this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Henry Price, after which burial will be made in the Dawson cemetery by the Masonic Lodge, of which order he was an honored member.

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Lula Wells
Jan 21, 1884 - Aug 18, 1970

Mrs. Lula Wells Buried Here Tuesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Wells, 86, were held here Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. She died Monday.
Services were held from the United Methodist Church and were conducted by Rev. James M. Unangst, pastor of the Skyline Methodist Church of Lancaster.
A native of Alabama, Mrs. Wells was a longtime resident of Dawson and vicinity.
Survivors include a son, G. L. (Jack) King of Lancaster; two sisters, Mrs. A. L. Newell of Grandview, and Mrs. Buford Cathey of Hutto; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Wilmer Hale, Jack Sykes, Cloyce Floyd, Ted Hull, Earl Ritter and Ellis Montgomery.
Eubanks Directed.

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  • Dawson Herald, Aug. 21, 1970

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

  • Assumed Dawson Cemetery, need to veryify


Lola Cathey
Jan 14, 1915 - Aug 2, 1971

Mrs. John Cathey, 56, Buried Monday
Mrs. John Cathey, 56, who died early Monday in Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas was buried here Monday afternoon at 5:00 p. m.
Services were held from Eubanks Funeral Chapel and were conducted by Rev. Lee Teakell. Interments was in Dawson Cemetery.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Joyce Carpenter of New Jersey; Mrs. Mary Foster of Dawson, and Mrs. Lanell Young of Frost; a son, John David Cathey of Frost; 15 grandchildren, four sisters and three brothers.
Pallbearers were Ted Hull, Cloyce Floyd, Edwin Davis, Dan Griffin, Jack Sykes and Wayne Allard. Eubanks directed.

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  • Note: Dawson Herald, Aug 6, 1971

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs


Mrs. Buford Cathey
Sep 1881 - Nov 27, 1970

Mrs. Buford Cathey, 89 Buried Here
Funeral services for Mrs. Buford Cathey were held here Sunday. She died Nov. 27 in a nursing home in Round Rock.
Services were held from the First Methodist Church and conducted by Rev. Bernard W. Stein. Interment was in Dawson Cemetery.
Mrs. Cathey was born in Alabama and had lived in Dawson for many years.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Addie St. John of Taylor; Mrs. Blanche McClendon of Copeland; on son, John Cathey of Dawson; one sister Mrs. A. L. Newell of Granbury; nine grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Dan Griffin, Neil Clark, Charlie Fondren, B. D. Hubbard, Ralph Wright and Ted Hull.

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  • Dawson Herald - Dec 4, 1970

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
     


Clara Pinkston
? - Nov 1950

Corsicana Rites Held For Mrs. Pinkston, 91 Funeral services were held Sunday for Mrs. Clara Pinkston, 91, native of Florida, but a resident of Corsicana most of her life. Mrs. Pinkston died at the family home here Friday afternoon.
Surviving are two sons, Lucian Pinkston, Corsicana, and Will Pinkston, Dallas; five grandchildren and other relatives.

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Amanda (Champion) Pinson
May 4, 1849 - Dec 1933

Mrs. Amanda Pinson, Ennis Pioneer, Dies
Mrs. Amanda Pinson, 84, wife of the late W. H. Pinson, a Confederate veteran and a pioneer resident of Ennis, died suddenly with a heart attack Friday morning at the home of her son, Franklin Pinson, in Corsicana, where she had gone for a visit.
Amanda Champion was born May 4, 1849, in Ashville, Miss., and was married there to W. H. Pinson in 1864. He was a Confederate veteran and served the entire four years of the Civil War, having entered from Mississippi with Company D, Second Mississippi Regiment. They came to Ennis in 1893 and settled near Ennis where he died in 1921.
Surviving are eight children, three daughters, Mrs. P. V. Allen, Mrs. Joe Willis, both of Ennis, and Mrs. F. M. Jackson of Rule, and five sons, Luther Pinson of Ennis, Robert Pinson of Swenson, Chester and Jimmie Pinson of Wichita Falls, and Franklin Pinson of Corsicana.
The body was brought to Ennis to the home of her daughter, Mrs. P. V. Allen, where it will remain until time for funeral services which will be held at the First Methodist Church.

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Festus A. Pierce
? - Dec 1933

Mrs. R. P. Pierce
Festus A. Pierce was called to Athens early Saturday, due to the death of his aunt, Mrs. R. P. Pierce, 74. Mrs. Pierce died Saturday morning of pneumonia. Surviving are her husband and two sisters, Mrs. Ellison of Fort Worth and Mrs. Bailey of Houston.

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Harry Morgan Pollock
Jun 15, 1885 - Jun 30, 1952

Corsicana Rites Held For Harry M. Pollock Funeral services for Harry M. Pollock, 67, lifelong Corsicana resident, were held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Maurice Pollock of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. W. T. Pearson of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Tommie Warren of Dallas, Miss Minnie Pollock of Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Charles Wiggins of San Antonio.

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Harry M. Pollock Dies; Services Tuesday At 3 P.M.

Harry M. Pollock, 67, life-long Corsicana resident, 1006 Summitt avenue, died early Monday at the P. and S. Hospital following a short illness.

He had been connected with the Collin Street Bakery most of his life.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, and Dr. D. A. Chisholm, Corsicana Methodist district superintendent.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Maurice Pollock, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. W. T. Pearson, Dallas; four grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Tommie Warren, Dallas; Miss Minnie Pollock, Washington, D. C. and Mrs. Charles Wiggins, San Antonio, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be T. C. Curtis, Warren Gray, Charles Curtis, C. N. Tramel, Gordon Lee and J. B. Swink.

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Harry Maurice Pollock, Sr.
Nov 3, 1914 - Oct 31, 2007

Pollock, H. Maurice

On Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 31, 2007, H. Maurice Pollock departed his earthly existence to join his Heavenly Father. His life exemplified the Christian principles that permeated all areas of his life. Harry Maurice Pollock was born Nov. 3, 1914, to Ola Lewis and Harry Pollock in Corsicana. He was a 1932 graduate of Corsicana High School and attended Draughons Business School. Maurice lived his entire life in Corsicana. His Christian service began as a Methodist and continued as a longtime member of First Baptist Church. At the time of his death he was a member of Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Maurice began his 66-year career at Collin Street Bakery as a teenager when he delivered bread with his father. Over the years he held various positions. He retired as senior vice president and treasurer in 1997.As a young man, Maurice was considered to be one of the best fast pitch softball pitchers in the area. He also enjoyed fishing, playing golf, and being the “all time” quarterback for his grandchildren. Most of all, Maurice enjoyed family gatherings that usually included a family singing around the piano. Maurice was one of the kindest, most gentle human beings God put on this earth. He had upright standards, ethics, and was spiritually centered. Maurice also generously supported many community projects. Maurice was a member of the YMCA Century Club, Sons of Confederate Veterans, The Supreme Lodge of Knights of Pythias, Corsicana Chamber of Commerce and the Corsicana Country Club. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. B.F. Risinger Jr., O.E. Permenter and Sonny Buie officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Grimmett, Bob McNutt, Chuck Vick, James Marcum, Jerry Glidewell, Sandy Watson, Les Cotten and John Crawford. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Goode, Eugene French, Norman Shaw, Mike Forns, Richard Kelly, Robert Rawlings, Bill McNutt III and Robert Polk. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Georgia Ruth Pearson; wife, Edith Hamilton Pollock; sons, Harry Maurice Pollock Jr. and David Redford; and a grandson, Allen Vickers. He was a loving husband to his wife Aleene, Daddy to daughters and son-in-law Georgia Ann Vickers and Harriett and Cody Sherrard, Peepaw to grandchildren Kelley Sherrard and Christopher Sherrard, granddaughter-in-law Maria Vickers and great-granddaughter Mia Faith Vickers and great-grandson Kevin Davis, and Uncle Maurice to niece Patricia Welkener and nephews Walter Pearson, Jim Pearson, Alvin Merrell, Leland Conn and Jimmy Conn. He is also survived by a stepson Michael Redford, step-grandsons Justin, Joshua and Chris Redford, step-granddaughter Kiersten Redford, and many cousins. He was known as “Mitey Mo” to a host of friends, colleagues and loved ones. The family wishes to express extreme gratitude to his caregivers at Navarro Regional Hospital and Heritage Oaks Retirement Village with a special thank you to Cassandra Brown, Alvina Worley and Pat Berry. Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to either Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church, 1300 Farm-to-Market Road 3041, Corsicana, TX 75110; or to the David Redford Scholarship Fund at Navarro College, 3200 W. Seventh Ave., Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lucian Albert Pinkston, Sr.
Mar 1, 1856 - Dec 29, 1926

Attorney Conducts L. A. Pinkston Funeral Funeral services were held Wednesday from the family home here for L. A. Pinkston, 69 years old, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died in Houston Tuesday morning. The services were conducted by El J. Gibson, Corsicana attorney, and for many years a close personal friend and neighbor of Mr. Pinkston. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Pinkston came to Corsicana with the advent of the Cotton Belt Railway in this territory. It is understood that he ran the first passenger train on the Hillsboro branch as engineer and continued in this capacity on this same run up until a few years ago, when he retired.
He is survived by his wife and four sons, Nat Pinkston, local Cotton Belt commercial agent; Tom Pinkston, connected with the oil business in Fort Worth; Will Pinkston, attorney, Dallas, and Lucian Pinkston of Houston.

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CORSICANA MAN IS FOUND DEAD TUESDAY IN HOUSTON HOTEL

L. A. PINKSTON DIED FROM NATURAL CAUSES SINCE CHRISTMAS NIGHT

By Associated Press.

Houston, Texas, Dec. 28.—A man believed to be L. A. Pinkston of Corsicana was found dead in his bed at a hotel here Tuesday morning.

Death was from natural causes, Justice of the Peace C. Overstreet, who held the inquest declared.

In the dead man’s pocket was a card, indicating that he was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Engineers and that he was 69 years old. He registered at the hotel Christmas night from Corsicana. A will was found in his pocket, but this has not been opened by Coroner.
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Lucian A. Pinkston, referred to in the above dispatch had lived in Corsicana for more than forty years, and was the first engineer to run the passenger train over the Hillsboro branch and continued in that capacity up until a few years ago when he retired from active service. He was active in politics and all civic affairs of the city and was recognized as a man who held honor above place and had hosts of friends in all walks of life in Corsicana.

Mr. Pinkston is survived by his wife and three sons, Nat Pinkston, local commercial agent of the Cotton Belt; Tom Pinkston of Fort Worth, and Lucian Pinkston of Houston.

Messages have been received her telling of the death of Mr. Pinkston by members of the family, but no details are known other than those given in the Associated Press report above. It was stated here that Mr. Pinkston had gone to Houston to surprise his son and his wife with a Christmas visit and that he had probably decided to remain at a hotel over night when he arrived there.

Nat Pinkston has gone to Houston and will return with the body to Corsicana Wednesday morning. The funeral will take place from the family home at 1419 West Third avenue Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

The news of the death of Mr. Pinkston has proven a distinct shock to his family and numerous close friends in Corsicana, as he was in apparently the best of health.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR PIONEER RESIDENT

L. A. PINKSTON, PROMINENT CORSICANA CITIZEN, DIED SUDDENLY IN HOUSTON

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the family home at 1419 West Third Avenue for L. A. Pinkston, aged 69 years, prominent and long-time resident of Corsicana, who was found dead in bed at a Houston hotel Tuesday morning. The services were conducted by El J. Gibson, local attorney, and for many years a close personal friend and neighbor of deceased. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Nate C. Goodman, Ewing Edens, Cullen Dunn, Claude Cunningham, George Campbell, J. N. Garitty, all of Corsicana and Will Farley and Theo Farley of Waxahachie. All friends of the deceased were named as honorary pallbearers.

L. A. Pinkston came to Corsicana with the advent of the Cotton Belt Railway in this territory. It is understood that he ran the first passenger train on the Hillsboro branch as engineer and continued in this capacity on this same run up until a few years ago, when he retired, having by constant and close attention to his duties accumulated a competence that would permit him to spend his declining days in comfort and affluence, if he so desired.

Mr. Pinkston was a man of high sense of honor and high ideals. If he held opinions differing from another, he was not a man to try to force these ideas upon his friends and was generous in his thoughts and was generous in his thoughts and deeds toward his fellowmen. There was never any doubt as to his convictions as he was open and aboveboard in all his dealings. He had taken considerable interest in politics and civic affairs during recent years and his opinions and ideas were sought by many and respected by all.

He is survived by his wife and four sons, Nat Pinkston, local Cotton Belt commercial agent; Tom Pinkston, connected with the oil business in Fort Worth; Will Pinkston, attorney, of Dallas, and Lucian Pinkston, of Houston, several grandchildren also survive, as well as other relatives, many of whom were in attendance upon the funeral.

The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful and attested in a most pleasing way the love and friendship held for this man who had trod the path of straight living among the people of Corsicana for so many years.

Mr. Pinkston had visited Mr. and Mrs. Lucian Pinkston in Houston on Christmas Day, and late in the evening went to a hotel and registered for the night. Sunday morning his son went by the hotel for him and through an error was told that his father had checked out and he supposed he had returned home, thus accounting for not finding Mr. Pinkston until Tuesday.

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Odell Pitts
? - Dec 1935

Odell Pitts, 21, of Corsicana, was killed and three others persons were injured early Friday when the car in which they were riding struck a bridge abutment, turned over and caught fire on Highway 31 a mile west of Kerens.
Injured were Miss Mary Lee Bridger, 18, of Corsicana; Baze Watkins, 18, of Barry, and Bill Ragsdale, Jr., 17, of Barry, Charles H. Bucher of Fort Worth, who saw the accident, dragged the quartet from beneath the blazing machine.
Funeral services for Miss Pitts will be held Saturday afternoon.
Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Pitts, three sisters and two brothers.

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N. C. Pinkston
? - Dec 1946

Cotton Belt Agent Dies in Corsicana
N. C. Pinkston, 56, general agent of the Cotton Belt Lines with headquarters in Tyler, died at his home here Monday.
Funeral services will be held here Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. A native of San Antonio, he had resided in Corsicana practically all of his life.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, mother, Mrs. L. A. Pinkston Sr., Corsicana; three brothers, Will Pinkston, Dallas; Tom and Lucian Pinkston both of Corsicana.

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Pal Phillips
? - Dec 1915

Man Killed Near Blooming Grove
Pal Phillips was shot and killed this morning at 5 o'clock at his home five miles east of town. Jesse Fredd gave himself up to officers. No details have been learned. Both young men have families.

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Rama L. (Lambert) Hembree
Feb 2, 1935 - Jun 2, 2007

Rama L. (Lambert) Hembree

Rama L. (Lambert) Hembree, 72, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, June 2, 2007 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Alford Cox officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was born Feb. 2, 1935 in Bebee, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Geneva Hembree; husband, Ray S. Lambert; husband, Ralph McCulloch; brothers, Arthur Henry and John (Bub) Hembree; sisters, Cleta Hembree, Mildred Gazaway and Vida Cummins.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Benny and Brenda Lambert; granddaughter and husband, Crystal and Billy DeMoss; grandson and wife, Stacy and Jeanne Henderson; great grandchildren, Lance and Ashton Henderson, Summer Childress, Raylea Weverka and Whitney and Lindsey Ovalle, all of Corsicana; sisters, Elvia Webb of Rockhill, N.C., Ann Mays of Parksburg, W.V., and Vern Williams of Texas; sisters-in-law, Beverly Hembree of Kansas City, Mo., and Edna and Mary Lambert of Corsicana; numerous nieces and nephews; special care-givers, June Gibson and all the special nurses with Cedar Lake Hospice; and “The boys,” Gruffy and Zero.

Arrangement by Corley Funeral Home.

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Thelma Hagan
abt 1932 - May 29, 2007

Thelma Hagan, 75, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at her residence. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Kelly’s Temple Church of God in Christ, 501 N. Third St., with Alfred Cox officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Edward “Chief” Johnson, Sr.
Abt 1924 - May 29, 2007

Edward “Chief” Johnson Sr., 83, of Fairfield passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Dallas Methodist Medical Center. Wake service and visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Jones Chapel United Methodist Church, 360 Church St., Fairfield. He will lie in state from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at Johnson Activity Center, 615 Post Oak Road, Fairfield. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Johnson Activity Center with the Rev. Darrell Houston Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Fairfield Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Gladys Jo Massey
Apr 2, 1946 - Jun 1, 2007

Gladys Jo Massey, 61, of Corsicana passed away Friday, June 1, 2007 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Rice Cemetery with the Rev. C. Dan Layne officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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James E. Baldwin
Nov 11, 1921 - Jun 2, 2007

James E. Baldwin - 06/04/07

James E. Baldwin, 85, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2007 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Morgan Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Baldwin, Bobby Griffin, Larkin Page, the Rev. Chad Owens and Stephen Wells Jr.

Mr. Baldwin was born Nov. 11, 1921 in Richland to Jesse and Mary Ollie Baldwin. As a young child he lived outside Richland. He graduated from high school and married Pauline Koehn on June 15, 1940. He served in World War II in Germany, Italy and Africa. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He was wounded in Italy. Later, he returned to the battle serving as an engineer building bridges. He received the Purple Heart during World War II. He was a long time member of Faith Lutheran Church in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by parents, Jesse and Mary Ollie Baldwin; brother, Jesse Ray Baldwin; sister, Wanita Griffin.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline Baldwin of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Marylin and Harvey Elmore of Ennis; daughter, Jimmie Page of Corsicana; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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James Baldwin

James Baldwin, 85, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, June 2, 2007 in Corsicana. Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

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William Oppie Brown
abt 1933 - May 26, 2007

William Oppie Brown, 74, of Kerens passed away Saturday, May 26, 2007 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 11 a.m. today at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell with Earnest Betts Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Verdell McDaniel, Sr.
abt 1949 - May 25, 2007

Verdell McDaniel, Sr., 58, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 25, 2007 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, 125 S. Fifth St. with David Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Rhonda Kay Crecelius
Oct 22, 1957 - Feb 13, 1990

Rhonda Creceliu
Rhonda Kay Crecelius, 32, of Mesquite died Feb 13, 1990 at her residence.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. David Burcham officiating. Burial will follow in Saint Elmo Cemetery in Winkler.
She was born Oct. 22, 1957 in Corsicana. She lived the past 30 years in the Mesquite area. She was a member of the Town East Baptist Church in Mesquite.
Survivors include her father, Mr. Don G. Crecelius of Arlington; one brother, Donnie Ray Crecelius of Coral Springs, Fla; two stepbrothers, Ronald Dean Groves of Arlington and Keith Groves of Houston; four stepsisters, Lisa Harris and Kathy Pearce, both of Hubbard, and Christa Groves and Cathy Groves of Arlington.

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Olen C. Coker
Jul 28, 1917 - Mar 25, 1985

O. C. Coker
O. C. Coker, 67, of Corsicana died Monday at Navarro Regional Hospital.
The Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. George Meriman officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
A native and lifelong resident of Navarro County, he was retired from Corsicana Grader and Machine Co. and attended Trinity Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Willie Lee Coker of Corsicana; three sons, James Coker of Carrollton and B. J. Coker and Jim Coker both of Corsicana; a daughter Elizabeth Bryant of Waco; four brothers, Lafford Coker, Paschal “Pete” Coker, Jack Coker and Norvel Coker, all of Corsicana; a sister, Myrtle Robinson of Eureka; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - March 26, 1985

  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • SSDI: OLEN COKER 28 Jul 1917 Mar 1985 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 459-18-9924 Texas

  • TXDI: Coker Olen C 03-25-1985 NAVARRO M


Walter Lee Huckaby
Feb 11, 1926 - Mar 25, 1985

Walter Huckaby
Mexia-Walter Lee Huckaby, 59 of Mexia, died Monday at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Service is pending at Ross and Johnson Mortuary in Corsicana.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ora Lee Huckaby of Mexia; and a daughter, Celestine Hailey.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - March 26, 1985

  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • TXDI: Huckaby Walter Lee 03-25-1985 NAVARRO M

  • SSDI: WALTER HUCKABY 11 Feb 1926 Mar 1985 76667 (Mexia, Limestone, TX) 76667 (Mexia, Limestone, TX) 467-26-2282 Texas


Olen Marvin Fuller, Sr.
Apr 10, 1905 - Mar 26, 1985

Olen Fuller
Blooming Grove-Olen Fuller, 79, of Blooming Grove died Tuesday at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Service is 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Neal Rogers officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Buddy Fuller of Arlington; a daughter, Louise Kennedy of Arlington; two brothers, Homer Fuller of Blooming Grove and Jess Fuller of Ennis; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are J. O. Williams, Bud Armstrong, Billy Hargrove, Gene Armstrong, Just McSpadden and Ernest “Jug” McGraw.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - March 26, 1985

  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • Cemetery Marker Photo

  • TXDI: Fuller Olen Marvin 03-26-1985 NAVARRO M

  • SSDI: OLEN FULLER 10 Apr 1905 Mar 1985 76626 (Blooming Grove, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 457-12-8346 Texas


Ray Barker
May 4, 1917 - Apr 19, 1997

Ray Barker
Ray Barker, 79, of Kemp, died Saturday, April 19,1997 in Athens.
Graveside services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St Elmo Cemetery in Winkler with Rev. Don Vail officiating.
Mr. Barker was born in Winkler, Texas on May 4, 1917.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Barker of Kemp; and three sisters, Ruby Coker, Florene Coker and Ann Barker Lohden, all of Corsicana.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - April 20, 1997

  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • TXDI: Barker Ray 04-19-1997 HENDERSON M


Mary Kate Holman, Miss
Jan 27, 1905 - Jun 19, 1978

Miss Holman
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the First United Methodist Church for Miss Mary Kate Holman of Corsicana, who following a brief illness died Monday at her residence in Corsicana.
Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery-the Rev. Terry Hodge will officiate.
Miss Holman graduated from Kidd-Key College and Conservatory. She received her B. A. degree in library service from North Texas State University, Denton, where she was a member of Alpha Lambda Sigma, honorary library fraternity. She was head librarian in the Corsicana Public Library and the Kilgore Public Library and Children’s Library in the Mary E. Bevins Memorial Library in Amarillo. While librarian, she was a member of the American Library Association and of the Texas Library Association.
Interested in genealogy and patriotic organizations, she had been regent of Samuel Paul Dinkins Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Kilgore; and regent of the Esther McCrory Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Amarillo. She was a member of the James Blair Chapter D. A. R. Corsicana; National Society Magna Charta Dames; Colonial Dames of the XVII Century; Daughters of the American Colonies.
While in Amarillo, Miss Holman was a member of the American Association of University Women. She was an ex-president of the Eta Phi Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma, Amarillo; and a member of the Alpha Rho Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Corsicana.
She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Willing Workers Class and the leader of Circle Four in the United Methodist Women. Born in Celeste, Miss Holman moved to Corsicana where she attended public school, graduating from the Corsicana High School.
She was the daughter of the late W. I. and Lucie Dinwiddle Holman.
She is survived by two brothers, William Lee Holman of Corsicana and Du Pree Holman of Houston; and two sisters, Miss Sarah Holman and Miss Florence Holman, both of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Alton Justiss, Bob Nix, Lynn Sanders III, John Montfort, J. C. Roe, Robert Jones, Roland Bee, and Ferma C. Stewart

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - June 10, 1978

  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • CHS Class of 1924

  • TXDI: Holman Mary K 06-19-1978 NAVARRO F

  • SSDI: MARY HOLMAN 27 Jan 1905 Jun 1978 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 466-62-0566 Texas


Ophelia Cruz
Jan 9, 1905 - Apr 18, 1997

Ophelia Cruz
Ophelia Cruz, 92, of Ennis, died Friday, April 18, 1997 in Ennis Baylor Hospital.
Graveside services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Father Robert Williams officiating.
Mrs. Cruz was born in Mora, New Mexico on Jan. 9, 1905.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Carolyn Williams of Ennis; a grandchild, Clif Williams of San Diego and four sisters.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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James Calvin O’Donnell
Nov 18, 1915 - Apr 19, 1997

James Calvin O’Donnell
James Calvin O’Donnell, 81, of Frost, died Saturday, April 19, 1997 in Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. today in Frost Cemetery with Kyle Reese officiating.
Mr. O’Donnell was born in Mexia on Nov. 18, 1915.
He is survived b three sons, Dale Leon O’Donnell of Ft. Worth, Frank Ross O’Donnell of Dallas and James C. O’Donnell, Jr. of Dallas; two stepsons, Richard Zachary and John Zachary; a daughter Lynn Grobelny of Carrollton; three stepdaughters, Billie Keeble, Pat Cullum, and Betty Rose Lopes; two sisters, Bertha Canipe of Irving and Alma Boell of Jackson, Mississippi; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove

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Cersey Theodore Coe , Jr.
abt 1947 - Apr 19, 1997

C. T. Coe
C. T. Coe, 50, of Corsicana died Saturday, April 19, 1997 in Corsicana.
Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Corley Chapel with Rev. B. G. Risinger, Jr. of First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Coe of Corsicana; a daughter, Dorothy Marie Meshell of Kemp; a grandson B. J. Meshell of Kemp; three brothers, Weldon R. Onstott, Sr. of Hubbard, Robert A. Stokes of Van, and George W. Stokes Sr. of Valley Mills; a sister, Patricia A. Simmons of Dallas; numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Dennis Moon, Alberta Gonzales, Ron Coker, and D. J. White, and Steve Sullins.
Pallbearers will be George Stokes, Jr., George Stokes, Sr., Weldon Ray Onstott, Robert Stokes, Chuck Burns, and Robert Watson.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - April 20, 1997

  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • TXDI: Coe Cersey Theodore JR 04-19-1997 NAVARRO M


Dora Hopkins
Aug 11, 1895 - Apr 18, 1997

Dora Hopkins
Dora Hopkins, 101, of Corsicana, died April 18, 1997, in Corsicana.
Graveside services are at 3:30 p.m. today, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.
Mrs. Hopkins was born Aug. 11, 1895 in Woodville, She was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana.
Mrs. Hopkins is survived by her daughters, Lela Groves of Hamilton and Videlle Frost of Dallas; two granddaughters, five grandsons, 13 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Hopkins was preceded in death by her husband Roy M. Hopkins; daughters, Dorothy Terry, Iona Riggs and Fernell Wilson; an infant son and sister Myrtie Stephens.

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Edna Betts
Aug 11, 1914 - Apr 12, 1997

Edna Betts
Edna Betts, 82, of Corsicana, died Saturday, April 12, 1997 in Corsicana.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Methodist Church with the Rev. B. C. Dugger officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Corsicana Animal Shelter.
She was born in Danbury, Connecticut on Aug. 11, 1914. She was an artist in Corsicana for many years and a member of the VGW, First Methodist Church and the Pan American Round Table. She was a volunteer for MADD, played piano for local groups and was an avid golfer. She was retired from Miller Hat Factory.
She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Lottie Schylmmer of Danbury and Helen Rheinhold of Brookfield, Connecticut; a number of nieces and nephews; and many friends who will miss her.
Mrs. Betts was preceded in Death by her husband, George Betts.
McMahon officiating. Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Danny Joe Boyte, Sr
Jul 28, 1946 - Apr 17, 1997

Danny Joe Boyte, Sr
Danny Joe Boyte, Sr, 50 of Mexia died April 17 at Parkview Regional Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia with Rev. Rusty Mr. Boyte was born July 28, 1946 in Corsicana. He lived in Mexia for 5 years and was a truck driver. Mr. Boyte is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Boyte of Mexia; children: Amy Nicole Boyte of Mexia, Danny Joe Boyte, Jr. of Mena, Arkansas, Christopher Todd Boyte of Arlington, Mary Kathryn Boyte (Ovalle) of Corsicana, Jesse Hays of Arlington, Vickie Lynn Hays of Kerens, Willie West of Gatesville, Jimmy West of Gatesville, Kathy Weber of Houston, and Joyce LaBrie of McGregor; two brothers, Kenneth Sanders of Corsicana, and Ricky L. Boyte of Athens; two sisters, Judy Reeves of Corsicana, and Katherine Schutz of Corsicana.
Arrangements by Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Apr 20, 1997

  • Submitted by Verna Bonner

  • TXDI: Boyte Danny Joe SR 04-17-1997 LIMESTONE M


Jessie Albert Gorman
Jan 31, 1916 - Apr 18, 1997

Jessie Albert Gorman
Albert Gorman, 81, of Corsicana, died Friday, April 18, 1997 in Corsicana. Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Corley Chapel, with Mr. Russell Bankes of North Beaton Church of Christ officiating. Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Mr. Gorman was a member of the North Beaton Church of Christ. He was a Veteran of World War II, serving under General Patton and was seriously injured at Dillingen, Germany while in the 90th Infantry Division.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Mr., Ruby Burgett of Corsicana; and a brother, Melvin Gorman of Corsicana . Gorman is survived by a son, Albert Ray Gorman; two daughters Winona Faye Childress of Arlington and Vickie Barnes of Mesquite; a sister Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Syble R. Barker
Apr 12, 1928 - Feb 18, 1992

Syble R. Barker, 63, died Feb. 18, 1992 in Mexia.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the St. Elmo Cemetery, located at Winkler Community. The Rev. Martin W. Clack will officiate at the service. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born April 12, 1928 in Roby, Texas. She had been a resident of Mexia for 50 years.
Survivors include one brother Ray Barker of Corsicana; three sisters, Ann Lohden, Florine Coker, and Ruby Coker all of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Frank Daniel "Dan" Allen
Aug 25, 1918 - Sat 11, 1999

Frank Daniel "Dan" Allen

Frank Daniel "Dan" Allen, 81, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Sept.
11, 1999, in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Allen was born Aug, 25, 1918 in Malakoff. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1939 and was the owner/operator of Allen's Wholesale Meats for 38 years. He served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant of boats aviation. His hobbies were fishing and hunting.

Mr. Allen is survived by his wife, Margaret Grace Allen of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Frank Alton and Sandra Allen of Cedar Hill; daughter, Susie Irene Allen of Corsicana; brother, Alton Atwood Allen of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lora C. Barber
Aug 3, 1922 - Jul 5, 1999

Lora C. Barber

Lora C. Barber, 76, of Corsicana passed away Monday; July 5, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were 10:30 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Jim Baggett officiating. Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Christopher Barber, Benjamin Vinson, Robert Jackson, Tom Thornton, Mark Barber and Dale Barber.

Mrs. Barber was born Aug. 3, 1922 in Gainesville.

Mrs. Barber is survived by her sons, John Barber of Purdon, Roy Barber of Johnstown, Colo. and David Barber of Greeley, Colo.; daughter, Mary Vinson of Corsicana; sisters, Jean Betz of Seal Beach, Calif. and Martha Stanfor and Opal McCurry, both of Denison; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ethelene L. Simmons-Barton
Apr 21, 1913 - Sep 11, 1999

Ethelene L. Barton

Ethelene L. Barton, 86, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999 in Corsicana.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev.  Bill Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Barton was born April 21, 1913 in Rice. She was a longtime member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Obie Barton and Hollis Simmons; a daughter, Peggy Joyce Davidson; and a grandson, Hollis Simmons.

Mrs. Barton is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Margie Simmons of Trinidad and Grady and Barbara Simmons of Waxahachie; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 1200 N. 13th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Burns Jr., Ron Farmer, Doug Jones, Jim Minick, Danny Newland and Doyle Parker.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Edna Lorene Reed Pugh Castles
Jul 18, 1915 - Jul 7, 1999

Edna Lorene Reed Pugh Castles

Edna Lorene Reed Pugh Castles, 83, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, July 7, 1999, in Corsicana.

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

Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Harry Clowe.

Mrs. Castles was born July 18, 1915 in Navarro. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana. She retired from Sears Roebuck after 30 years of service.

Mrs. Castles is survived by her daughter, Beverly Llenos of Alvin; grandsons, Michael Llenos and Ryan Llenos; granddaughter, Katie Llenos; and great-grandsons, Colton Llenos and Hunter Llenos, all of Houston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Maggie Helen (Ray) Clary
Jan 20, 1909 - May 26, 1999

Maggie Helen Clary

Maggie Helen Clary, 90, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, May 26, 1999 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. H.D. Nance officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Fred Blackmon, Joey Blackmon, Thomas Blackmon, Clinton Hendrick, Ray Skarpa and John Sterling.

Mrs. Clary was born Jan. 20, 1909 in Mt. Pleasant.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Clary.

Mrs. Clary is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Clifford Dill of Corsicana; grandson, Buddy Wayne Moore of Corsicana; great-granddaughter, Ashley Loraine Moore of Dawson; great-grandson, James Wayne Moore of Dawson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 1615 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Billie Robinson
Jan 1, 1955 - May 30, 2007

Billie Robinson, 52, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at First Independent Baptist Church with Pastor Donald Lacey officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Mr. Robinson was born Jan. 1, 1955, in Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife, Ollie Mae Chandler Robinson of Corsicana; children, Billie Robinson Jr. of Corsicana, Richard Robinson of Colorado Springs, Elisia Robinson, Ramona Holyfield, Tasha Chandler, Nakia Chandler and Willie Chandler, all of Dallas; 19 grandchildren; three sisters, twin sister Josephine Williams of Corsicana, Shirley Robinson of Palo Pinto, Calif., and Jackie Flower of Bryan; two brothers, Dewayne Carter and Derrow Carter, both of Corsicana; aunt, Bessie Meriwether of Corsicana; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Ruthie J. (Honea) McNeil
Mar 8, 1915 - Jun 3, 2007

Ruthie J. McNeil

Mrs. Ruthie J. McNeil, 92, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2007 in Corsicana. She was born on March 8, 1915 in Frost, Texas.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, and was veteran having served in the Womens Army Corp.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. and Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow in the Frost Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Vaught, Travis Vaught, Chase McNeil, Shay Powell, Chris Abbe and Kit Herrington.

Mrs. McNeil was preceded in death by her Husband, Daniel Porter McNeil.

She is survived by her Son & Daughter-in-Law, Mike & Gayla McNeil of Wimberly, TX., Daughter & Son-in-Law, Pattie & Cliff Smith of Corsicana, TX., Grandsons & Wives, Bill & Sherrye Vaught of Azle, TX., Travis & Ginger Vaught of Boerne, TX., and Chase & Ryan McNeil of Austin, TX., Granddaughter & Husband, Morgan & Shay Powell of Kyle, TX., Six Great Grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church Building Fund at 510 W. Collin Avenue, Corsicana, Texas 75110


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Ruthie J. McNeil

Ruthie J. McNeil, 92, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, June 3, 2007, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Vaught, Travis Vaught, Chase McNeil, Shay Powell, Chris Abbe and Kit Herrington.

Mrs. McNeil was born March 8, 1915, in Frost. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She was in the Women’s Army Corps.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Porter McNeil.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Gayla McNeil of Wimberly; daughter and son-in-law, Pattie and Cliff Smith of Corsicana; grandsons and their wives, Bill and Sherrye Vaught of Azle, Travis and Ginger Vaught of Boerne, and Chase and Ryan McNeil of Austin; granddaughter and her husband, Morgan and Shay Powell of Kyle; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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