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Harriett Ann (Hinds) Davidson
Feb 19, 1937 - May 22, 2012
 
Harriett Davidson, 75, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Baylor Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Davidson was born Feb. 19, 1937 in Dallas and was raised in Corsicana by the IOOF Home.

Mrs. Davidson was a military wife, married to Bobby D. Davidson for 55 years. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.
She worked at Hands Furniture Company of Corsicana for 20 years. She was a very loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by all her loved ones. She was loved by many for her sincere, considerate, caring and giving spirit.

Mrs. Davidson was preceded in death by her mother, Margie Fox; sister, June Twyford; brother, Jimmy Hinds; mother and father-in-law, Juliet and Harvie Davidson.

She is survived by her husband, Bobby D. Davidson; daughter, Karla Bianchi and husband Mark of Rockwall, son, Bryan “Tig” Davidson and wife Debbie of Santa Fe, Texas, daughter, Kerri French of Corsicana; grandchildren, Jason Fewell and wife Melissa of Galveston, Jeffrey Davidson of Santa Fe, Kyle Davidson and wife Crissy of Santa Fe, Natalie Hester and Luke Lucas of Alvin, Katie French of Virginia Beach, VA, Kelly French of Corsicana and Garet Davidson of Santa Fe; great-grandchildren, Kylie Davidson, Mason Fewell, Kennedy Davidson and Brannon Lucas; sister, Patricia D'Amico and husband Mike of San Francisco, Calif.; brother, Bill Hinds and wife Carolyn of Carmel, CA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, Cindy, Tonda, Stacey, Kelly, Jeff, Darrell, Stephanie, Ginger and Kelsey.

Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home on Thursday, May 24, 2012.

Services will be Friday, May 25, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leslie Byrd officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat. Pallbearers will be Jason Fewell, Jeffrey Davidson, Kyle Davidson, Garet Davidson, Bobby Brady, Mickey Don McCain.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church at 1437 S. 45th St., Corsicana, TX 75110 or Rice Cemetery Association at c/o James Allen, P.O. Box 146, Rice, TX 75155.

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Kathryn McLendon Gesell
Apr 23, 1930 - May 17, 2012

Kathyrn McLendon Gesell, 82, died peacefully on Thursday, May 17, 2012 after a year-long, courageous battle with cancer.

Kathryn was born on April 23, 1930 in Corsicana to Dr. Thomas P. McLendon and Katie Cosnahan McLendon. She attended school in Corsicana, graduating from Corsicana High School in 1947. While at Corsicana High School, Kathryn was a cheerleader for the Fighting Tigers and an honor student. Upon graduation, Kathryn attended Ward-Belmont in Nashville, Tenn. for two years. With the completion of her studies at Ward-Belmont in May 1949, Kathryn transferred to The University of Texas at Austin, where she became a member Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She received a BA in English from The University of Texas at Austin in June 1951.

In 1952, Kathryn moved to Odessa where she taught third grade. While in Odessa, she met William S. Gesell and they married on Jan. 9, 1954.
Their marriage was blessed with three children — Mary Kathryn in 1955, Thomas McLendon in 1958 and Stephen Mercer in 1965. Kathryn and Bill moved to Midland in 1956 where she lived the rest of her life.

Kathryn was an accomplished painter, taking classes at Midland College from Warren Taylor for many years. She also greatly enjoyed playing bridge and received her honorary Life Master certificate in April 2012 from the American Contract Bridge League. She was a member of St.
Nicholas Episcopal Church, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and Christ Church Midland. Kathryn was also a member of The Junior League of Midland, The Minuet Club, The Coterie Club, The Midland Country Club, The Rake and Spade Garden Club and Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae Club. She enjoyed all forms of needlework, especially knitting and needlepoint.
Through the years, she stitched many beautiful needlepoint Christmas stockings for several families in Midland and kneelers for Christ Church Midland and St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

Kathryn was predeceased by her husband, Bill, in February 1994; her father, Dr. McLendon in 1932; her mother, Katie McLendon in 1976; and her brother, Tom McLendon in 1922.

Survivors include her daughter, Kathy and son-in-law Bill Wallace; son, Mac Gesell; and son, Stephen Gesell and daughter-in-law Christie, all of Midland. She has four grandchildren, Katie Joyner and husband Dave of Midland, Amy Wallace of Los Angeles, Calif., and Madeline and Maddox Gesell of Midland. Kathryn had two little rays of sunshine in her great-granddaughters, Fay and Willa Joyner of Midland.

We want to express our deep thanks to the wonderful nurses who cared so kindly for our mother in these last weeks, Mary Leon, Cecilia Montoya, Sarah and Idia Hererra, Missy Lopez, Audrey Hines and Chris Walker. To the staff of Hospice Midland and the staff of the in-patient unit of Midland Memorial Hospital, we are grateful to you also for the wonderful care Kathryn received. God bless you and your service. We had great peace through these final weeks knowing she was in your capable, loving hands.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Christ Church Midland, 5501 N. Midkiff, Midland, TX 79705 or to Hospice Midland, PO Box 2621, Midland, TX 79702.

Services will be held at 2 pm, Monday, May 21, 2012, at Christ Church Midland.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland.

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Evelyn B. (Gard) Moore
Jan 21, 1917 - May 11, 2012

Evelyn B. Moore, age 95, went to take her place among the other angels with her Lord and Savior on Friday, May 11, 2012 at Baybrooke Village Care and Rehab Center in McKinney, Texas. She was born Jan. 21, 1917, to Martin Luther and Florence Gard in Lyra, Texas.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd B. Moore; parents, Martin and Florence Gard; brothers; James “Bud” Gard; and sister, Lillian G. Brown.

She is survived by two sons: Tobin Moore of Kaufman, and L. B. Moore and wife, Cheryl of Allen; grandchildren, Sherilyn Bennett, Kylie Dayton, Alysha Moore and Jonathan Moore; and five great-grandchildren.

Evelyn was very creative. She was very involved in eggery and she created decorated eggs that showed great detail and beauty. She and her husband, Lloyd raised prize winning chrysanthemums. She loved refinishing furniture and all types of craft work. Evelyn also enjoyed singing.

Evelyn spent many years as the manager of the Greenbriar Apartments in Corsicana.

No formal visitation is scheduled.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of First Baptist Church in Corsicana with Dr. Danny Reeves and Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

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Joyce Marie (Miles) Ewing
Dec 4, 1945 - May 15, 2012
 

Joyce Marie Ewing, 67, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012 with Pastor Tony Stephens officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Joyce Marie Ewing, 66 of Corsicana, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. She was born on December 4, 1945 in Corsicana to Alvis Elmer Miles and Roberta Thomas Miles. She graduated from Corsicana High School and worked at Humbert's Hickory House as a waitress.

Survivors include her husband James Leroy Ewing of Corsicana. Children:
Robin Ewing Cruz and husband Melito of Corsicana and James Ewing and wife Misty of Corsicana. Grandchildren: Kristi, Kevin, and Erica Cruz and Clint, Justin, and Heather Ewing. Great grandchildren: Jordan, Jacob, and Katie Cruz. She is also survived by two brothers Jerry Miles and wife Rita and Robert Miles and wife Bettie both of Corsicana.

Funeral service will be Saturday morning, May 19, 2012, at 11am at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Pastor Tony Stephens officiating.

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Louise Emma (Jones) Sisk
July 22, 1923 - May 17, 2012


Louise Emma Sisk, 88, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Bazette Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Loree (Younger) Farrell-Palmeri
Sept 28, 1919 - May 15, 2012

Loree Palmeri, 92, of Corsicana, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at home with her family by her side. She was born Sept. 28, 1919 to Willie Conway Younger and Wrinnie Estelle Dorsey Younger, in Corsicana.

Loree attended Corsicana schools where she met and married Freeman Farrell. Loree and Freeman had a son, David Dale Farrell in 1937.
Freeman was tragically killed in an automobile accident shortly thereafter, at age 21. Later Loree married Stephen Palmeri and they remained married until his death in 1975.

Loree worked at her father’s business, Martin Linen Supply Co. while rearing David, and then worked at Tom’s Foods for many years before retiring. She was a member of the St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Corsicana.

Loree enjoyed many of her weekends with her family and friends on the lake fishing during the spring and summer and at the deer lease during the winter.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her grandson David Dale Farrell, Jr.

She is survived by her son David Dale Farrell, Sr. and wife Jan Farish Farrell, of Chester, Texas; brother Willie Conway Younger of Kerens; granddaughter, Cynthia Tribble and husband Ricky of Winnie, Texas, and youngest granddaughter Rebecca Farrell of Wimberley. She was a great-grandmother to Brandon Tribble and wife Rendi, and Christopher Tribble and wife Camarie all of Winnie. She just recently became a great-great grandmother to Eli Michael Tribble (the fifth generation).
She is also survived by sisters-in-law Janice Palmeri, of Corsicana, and Charlene Palmeri, of Garland, brother-in-law Sam Palmeri and wife Joan of Waco, her niece Vicki Younger Myers and husband Tom of Charlotte, NC, and nephew Greg Younger and wife Laurie of Allen. She is also survived by many other loving nieces and nephews. She leaves many of her good friends from Sally’s Beauty Shop of Doucette, Texas.

Loree was like a mother to John Smith and wife Nell of Corsicana and James Earley and wife Michelle of Rockdale, and Gena Chandler and son Cole of Corsicana.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2012. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Wicklow Inn, 220 N. 14th, Corsicana, TX following the interment.  http://www.wicklowinn.com/

Pallbearers will be Greg Younger of Allen, Ricky Tribble, Brandon Tribble, and Chris Tribble of Winnie, Gary Don Farish of Garland and James Earley of Rockdale. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Palmeri of Waco, John Smith and Francis Joe Borsellino of Corsicana and Josh Smith of Wimberley.

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Sheila (Seedig) Richter
June 29, 1948 - May 13, 2012

Sheila Richter, 63, of Corsicana and formerly of Albany died Sunday, May 13, 2012 in Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

Sheila was born June 29, 1948 in Beaver, Okla. to Julius Gus and Dorothy Huskey Seedig. She was a 1965 graduate from Albany High School and graduated from Howard College in 1995 with an Associates Degree. Sheila married Eugene Ernest Richter on Aug. 13, 1966 in Albany, Texas. They were married 45 years and were blessed with three children. Sheila enjoyed sending birthday cards to family members and collecting Precious Moments figurines. She also enjoyed the holidays when all the family was together. Sheila was very proud of the fact that her three children graduated from high school and college. Finally MeeMaw, as she was known, greatly enjoyed every minute with her grandchildren. Sheila was a member of the Lutheran Church with her last membership being in Sonora at the Hope Lutheran Church.

Sheila was preceded in death by her mother Dorothy Huskey Seedig, her father Julius Gus Seedig, a brother, Gary Carl Seedig, a sister Julie Seedig Dennis and a niece Melissa Ann Dennis.

Sheila is survived by her husband Eugene Ernest Richter of Corsicana; a daughter, Kathryn Michelle Wilganowski of Bremond, Texas; a son, Kevin Eugene Richter of North Richland Hills, Texas; a son and daughter-in-law, Adam Kristopher and Kari Ashcraft Richter of Corsicana; a brother, Ray Allen Seedig of Wichita Falls; a niece, Michelle Denise Beeson of Richmond, Texas; two granddaughters, Mackenzie Ann Wilganowski of Bremond, and Kathryn Grace Richter of Corsicana; and one grandson Kristopher Dale Richter of Corsicana.

Family visitation will be Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 9 until 11 a.m.
The body will lie in state from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Albany with burial to follow in the Albany Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Howard Funeral Home, Clyde and Godfrey Neese Funeral Home, Albany.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla, 73123-1718.

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Charles McKinsey Vandiver
Feb 8, 1872 - May 17, 1944

Rites Thursday For Charlie M. Vandiver

Funeral services for Charles McKinsey Vandiver, aged 72 years, who died at his home at Lone Cedar Wednesday, May 17, were held at the Lone Cedar church Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the Blooming Grove Methodist church, conducting the rites.

Mr. Vandiver was a native of Tennessee, came to Texas and settled at Lone Cedar where he resided until his death. He was very loyal to the Lone Cedar church up until his health failed.

He is survived by a daughter, Miss Ruth Vandiver, Lone Cedar; two sisters, Mattie and Rose, who reside in Tennessee; a large number of other relatives and a host of friends.

Interment was made in the Lone Oak cemetery with the McCormick Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, May 26, 1944
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Lone Oak Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX

Mary Catherine (Dillard) Ferrell
Jun 13, 1923 - May 30, 2012

Mary Katherine Ferrell, 88 ,of Blooming Grove, passed away May 30, 2012 in Corsicana. A Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Church of Christ in Blooming Grove. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Obituary for Mary Ferrell
Mary Katherine Ferrell, 88 of Blooming Grove, passed away May 30, 2012 in Corsicana. She was born June 13, 1923 in Mineral Wells.  Memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Blooming Grove Church of Christ.  She is survived by her husband John Ferrell, sons, Kent Ferrell and Gilbert Ferrell.

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Juana Olivares De Cabrera
May 22, 1940 - May 24, 2012

Juana Olivares De Cabrera passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012. Rosary will be 7 p.m. Monday, May 28, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Lindon Forest England
July 11, 1922 - June 17, 2012
 

     

Lindon Forest England, a member of the Greatest Generation, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village at the age of 88.

Lindon was born in Van Alstyne, Texas, the second child of John Winbourne and Bonnie Lillian England. Lindon grew up in Wichita Falls, graduating from Wichita Falls Senior High School and ultimately Midwestern State University after his service in World War II. Lindon was a proud Naval Aviator serving in both WWII and Korea, flying the N2S Stearman, BT13 Vultee Vibrator, Beech 18, SNJ3, PV 1-3, R4D 5 & 6, PBY6A and the P2V5A. Following WWII, Lindon worked for Phillips Petroleum as an exploratory land man until his retirement in 1985.

His beloved wife of 42 years Alena will welcome him into heaven.

Lindon is survived by his daughters Sharon Lynette Addison and her husband Ralph, Patricia Anne Summerall and her husband Dan and son John Kevin England. He is additionally survived by his granddaughters Jennifer Summerall Greenwood and husband Chris, and Sarah Summerall Schafer and husband Nathan and great-grandson Avery Charles Schafer. He is additionally survived by his sister Wannajean Brookby and her sons Harry and wife Judy, Bruce and wife Jean, and Robert (Bo) and wife Kathy.

Interment at the DFW National Cemetery will be conducted at a later date.

A special thank you from the family to Dr. Bob Kingman and the wonderful Angels at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village for the gentle care they gave.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to the American Diabetes Association, Meals on Wheels, Navarro County Habitat for Humanity or a charity of your choice.

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Wanda Sue (Garner) Hawkins
May 19, 1933 - June 18, 2012

Wanda Hawkins passed away peacefully to her Lord Monday, June 18, 2012 in Corsicana, Texas. She was born in Chatfield, Texas on May 19, 1933 to Irene and Paul Garner; married Jimmie Hawkins February 16, 1950 and lived all of her life in Corsicana, Texas.

She was a lifetime member of Wesley Methodist Church and participated in the United Methodist Women’s group. In addition, she enjoyed quilting with the Piecemakers Quilt Guild, playing “Joker” on game day at the Senior Center and attending the annual “Hen Party”.

During her working years she was employed by Texas Miller (Adam Hats), J.M Dyer Company and Medical Arts Clinic.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jimmie Hawkins, brother-in-law Roy Collins and sister-in-law Linda Berry.

Survivors include: Daughter, Karen Hawkins Fenton and husband Al of Houston, Texas; son, Tommy Hawkins and wife Cindy of Corsicana, Texas; sister, Paula Cantrell and husband Gene of Amherst, Texas; sister in law Gladys Collins of Tyler; brother and sisters in law: Daniel Wayne and Laverne Hawkins and Roy Glen (Shorty) and Betty Hawkins of Athens, Texas and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11:00am Thursday, June 21 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her honor to Wesley Methodist Church Food Committee, 3308 N. Beaton, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Michael George Westover
Aug 17, 1953 - June 8, 2012

Mike Westover, 58, passed away peacefully Friday night, June 8, 2012.

Mike was born Aug. 17, 1953 in La Mesa, Calif., the second of four children to Arzell and George Westover. At an early age Mike's family moved from Pasadena and settled in Streetman. Mike eventually moved to Corsicana and for many years managed the muffler shop on the corner of Beaton and Seventh Ave. We know many people will remember his jolly sense of humor and great smile. He was a friend to many Corsicana residents.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Arzell and George Westover.

Survivors include his brothers and sister, George Jr., Patrick and Bonnie. They are saddened by the early loss of a caring and loving brother, and will always remember him that way. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews who miss Uncle Mike.

Mike retired several years ago form the Muffler Shop for health reasons, and was enjoying a life of retirement with his fiancee Berna Arredondo.
Mike also enjoyed the outdoors and collecting guns and knives. Anyone who came in contact with Mike will remember him. We hope you never forget him, he continues to live in the hearts of his family members.
It's not goodbye Mike, it’s “We'll see you later.”

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Mackie, Bennie Pillans, Andy Davila, Lamoine Lawhon, Bobby Johnson, and James Keel. Honorary pallbearers will be David Shelburne, Chad Westover, Brian Shelburne and Stan Channell.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Charles Howard "Chuck" Ollar
June 5, 1932 - June 7, 2012

Texas resident Charles Howard Ollar, 80, died Thursday, June 7, 2012, at his home in Streetman.

Chuck was born June 5, 1932, in Dallas. Chuck was a great engineering mind who could accomplish anything he set his mind to do. He served in the United States Army during the Korean war and spent 15 months as an infantry specialist stationed in Germany. Chuck was honorably discharged in 1955 and returned home to Texas to his wife, Joan Ollar. The majority of Chuck’s professional career was in the field of Aerospace engineering. He developed a large scale water desalinization system for the country of Egypt. At the time this was the largest facility of its kind. He holds a U.S patent for an aerial refuelling pod developed for in-flight refuelling of military aircraft. Chuck spent the majority of his years in Texas. He and his wife, Joan, built their dream home in Streetman on a piece of property passed down for many generations. Chuck and Joan enjoyed many wonderful years there together, raising animals and entertaining guests.

He is predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Joan.

Chuck is survived by brother, Carl B. Ollar Jr.; daughter, Kimberley J. Riso; son, Charles R. Ollar; his grandchildren, Charles C. Riso, Marissa Ollar, and Alexis Ollar; and great grandchildren Drew, Myka, Avery and Aston.

Chuck was a loving father, husband and friend, who will be greatly missed.

A memorial service is being held Thursday, June 14, 2012, at the Birdston Cemetery in Streetman.

Condolences may be sent to 5670 Hwy. 416, Streetman TX, 75859.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Stephanie Diane Jones
Jan 13, 1978 - June 5, 2012
 

The light that burned so brightly as Stephanie Diane Jones, 34, flickered out and she went home to be with the Lord, on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Medical City, Dallas, Texas with her family and close friends by her side.

Stephanie’s little light began shining on Jan. 13, 1978 to her mother and best friend Mary Lou Jones, and her father and confidant Donnell Lewis. The Light continued to burn as she received her formal education in the Corsicana Independent School District, graduating in 1996. The light burned brighter as she received her bachelor’s degree from Northwood College in 2008.

She accepted the Light of the world into her life and united with the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church at a very early age, under the leadership of Rev. M.C. Spriggs. She worked to show herself approved at Mount Olive, until her moving to Lancaster, Texas in 1999 and uniting with the Inspiring Body Of Christ, under the leadership of Pastor Rickey G. Rush.

Stephanie met and married Nicholas Andre Terry on Dec. 25, 1999 and from this union two little lights begin to burn.

She was currently employed with Correctional Corp. of America, in Dallas as a teacher.

Waiting to greet her on the other side is her brother whom she loved dearly, Derek Lynn Jones, maternal grandparents Annie and William Jones, paternal grandparents Ethel M. Lewis and Aaron Lewis.

Stephanie was a gifted educator, coaching basketball and track. She had a real zest for life, making her children and all of their friends a priority. Loving and caring for others was her special purpose in life.
She let her light shine in everything she did. She loved her family, her friends, and she loved life but most of all she loved the Lord. To say that she will be missed is an understatement, to say that she was greatly loved, doesn’t come close. To say that she will be cherished, forever and ever, that’s what Stephanie Diane Jones means to all that loved her.

She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Nicholas Keishawn Terry and Tamia Nicole Terry both of Lancaster, Texas; her father Donnell Lewis (Eileen) of Gary, Ind.; her mother, Mary Jones Parks (Odell) of Corsicana; brothers, William Jones and Odell Parks III both of Corsicana, Marcus Parks of Arlington, Donnell Lewis, Jr. and Courtney Lewis of Gary, Ind.; sisters, Kinnedi Lewis of Gary, Ind., Anita Lewis of Hammond, Ind. and Connie Parks of Arlington; Aunts, Alene D. McGhee, Grace Gunnels, and Stella Jones all of Corsicana, Wanda Gunnels of Ft. Worth, Susie Marion (James), Felicia Lewis and Sabrina Lewis all of East Chicago, Ind.; Uncles, Bobby G. Jones, Donald W. Jones, Sr., and George Rooks all of Corsicana, Kelvin Gunnels of Fort Worth, David Lewis of East Chicago, Ind., William Lewis (Mona) of Hammond, Ind., and Aaron Lewis, Jr., of Chicago, Ill.; nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives, friends, and all of her girls — Tiffany, Mia, Meosha, Tracy, Kizzy, Chamaine, Brandy S., Tranquil, Amanda, Lacresha, Rosalyn and Cressie.

Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary located at 1100 G.W. Jackson Avenue, Corsicana, TX 75110

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2012 at the Lifeline Fellowship Family Church located at 5301 W. Hwy 31, Corsicana, TX.
Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Reginald Demitri Brown
abt 1965 - June 7, 2012


Reginald Demitri Brown, 47, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2012 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church with Bishop D. D. Davis Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.  Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.

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Betty (McGlohen) Steele
May 30, 1931 - June 9, 2012

Betty McGlohen Steele passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Euless.

Bettye was born May 30, 1931 in Corsicana. She was a past matron of Hurst Chapter OES, a member of Richland Hills Chapter OES and a member of Rithmah Temple 93, Daughters of the Nile.

Bettye was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

She is lovingly survived by her husband of 57 years, Bobby J. “Bob”  Steele; daughters, Beverley and husband Ernest Couch, and Becky and husband Joe Quattrochi; grandchildren, Angela and Jacob Quattrochi; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend its heartfelt appreciation to Kathy Jones, hospice nurse Julie and the staff of Jack’s Place Elder Care for their love and compassion during this difficult time.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Forest Ridge Funeral Home of Euless.

Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012, in the chapel of Forest Ridge Funeral Home. Interment will be at 3 p.m. in Midway Cemetery in Corsicana.

Arrangements by Forest Ridge Funeral Home, Euless

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William "Eddie" York
Sept 23, 1953 - June 8, 2012


William “Eddie” York, 58, passed away Friday in Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

He was born Sept. 23, 1953 in Corsicana, son of Gladys and Rudolph Lake.

Mr. York had worked for the Corsicana Daily Sun, and for the Dallas Times Herald until it’s closing. He also worked for National Envelope. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Kay York; two sons, Jason York and wife Melani of Corsicana, and Chris St. Clair and wife Tracey of China Springs; two daughters, Hollie Hollis and husband Bobby of Pilot Point, and Dixie Forcht and husband Craig of Chelsea, Iowa; a sister, Linda Taylor of Dallas; an aunt, Sammie Pratt Messenger of Corsicana; an uncle, Byron McDonald and wife Sandy of Kerens; six granddaughters, Audrey York, Dalyn Waldo, Bailey Waldo, Camille Hollis, Delani Hollis and Elizabeth Hollis; two grandsons, Brit Waldo and Ryden Forcht; and his loving mother-in-law, Beth Byrnes of Corsicana.

Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Jason York, Chris St. Clair, Mark Knott, Rodney Rickman, Michael Dockery and T.C. Lawhon.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Coy, Tommy Jenkins and Lance Mixon.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mary Louise (Robinson) Kemp
May 24, 1946 - June 6, 2012


Mary Louise Kemp, 66, of Corsicana passed away June 6, 2012. She was born May 24, 1946 in Dallas to A.O. Robinson and Mary Massey. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Curly Robinson; her husband, Tommy Kemp; sister, Cathy Robinson and brothers, Jerry "Dick"
Robinson and Tommy Kemp.

She is survived by her four children, Cris Stockman of Corsicana, Kelly Thixton and husband Billy of Corsicana, Leigh Smith of Corsicana and Lynne Kemp of Corsicana; brother John Robinson and wife Diana of Corsicana; sister, Ann Stewart and husband Ronald of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Debbie Robinson of Corsicana; six grandchildren, Joleen Haynes, Tony Kemp, Douglas Haynes, Harlee Steel, Hayley Smith and Stephanie Thixton; one great grandchild, Jaycee Boyles and a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, June 8, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Michael Robinson officiating.

Pallbearers will be Frankie Morris, Jerry Robinson, Brady Young, Douglas Haynes,Tony Kemp and V. Cooksey.

Burial will follow at St. Elmo Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Mercy Hospice, 417 Oak Bend Suite 170, Lewisville, Texas 75067 or Twilight Nursing Home, 3001 W 4th, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Ida Jeanette (Smith) Phillips
Sep 25, 1953 - Jun 13, 2012

Ida Jeanette Phillips, 58 of Powell, was met in Heaven by her mother Ester Acker, sister Suzie Flowers and brother David Smith on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. She was born Sept. 25, 1953 in Indianapolis, Ind. to Walter Augustine and Ester Lorraine Smith.

She worked for Butler Telephone Company as a contract installer and enjoyed her work very much. Her biggest accomplishment was her daughter Lori and her world revolved around Lori and the grandchildren. Family was number one. She loved to cook and bake. She enjoyed going to the Casino and in her younger years she liked dancing and music. She also enjoyed feeding and watching the Hummingbirds. She attended the Cowboy Church of Ennis and really enjoyed Sunday services.

She is survived by her husband Tony Phillips; daughter, Lori Wilks and husband J.T.; grandchildren, Annette Derden, Brittney L. Derden, Nathan Layne Wilks; great grandson, Hunter Garner and expecting granddaughter Kenzlie Julian and expecting grandson, who she was excited about meeting. She is also survived by her sisters, Nancy Grider, Debbie Combs, Dinneen Goodner; brothers Bud Smith and Roy Smith. Also survived by nieces Petsie Ford, Charlotte Rouse, Nikki Ballard, Amanda Anderson, Suzi Smith, and nephews Bill Kessinger, Roy Smith Jr., Jason Kingrey, Kevin Combs, Michael Rigdon, Josh Smith. Countless great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews will miss her, as well.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2012 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Michael L. Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Rice Cemetery. Pallbearers will be J.T. Wilks, Chad Ford, Josh Wheatley, Ken Bowerman, Kenneth Julian and Chris Garner. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Smith, Bud Smith and Nathan Wilks.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Valero "Val" (Ford) Batson-Floyd-Garner
Aug 15, 1914 - June 11, 2012

Mrs. Valero Ford Garner (Val) went home to her Lord on Monday, June 11, 2012 at the age of 97 years and 10 months. During her near-century life, her sweet and loving spirit touched many, and her unconditional love was a profound blessing and inspiration to all who knew her. We are heart-broken because of our loss, but immeasurably jubilant for her victory over death and her eternal peace with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Valero was born in Purdon on Aug. 15, 1914. She graduated Salutatorian from Mildred High School in 1931. She was elated to attend the latest Mildred reunion, where she was, of course, the oldest alumnus. Most of her life was spent near her family in Navarro County, but she moved to Garland to live with her daughter Barbara and near her granddaughters Julie and Jennifer in April of 2010. Although she suffered from congestive heart failure, her faith in God and her joyous outlook on life never faltered. As quietly and tenderly as she lived, so she passed gently from this life in her sleep.

She was preceded in death by her parents Carey Alford Ford and Bertha Mae Williams Ford; her step-mother, Mary Ford Slaughter; three sons, Luther D. Batson, Bennie Ford Batson, and Gary Eugene Batson; her sisters Bobbie Jewel Putman and Patti Rue McCarter; her brother Carey Ford, Jr.; her beloved grandson James Luther Batson; and her great-grandson Austin Batson. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Crumpton Batson, James Garner, and Johnie Floyd.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Bertha and Bobby Lindeman of Teague and Barbara and Johnny Evans of Garland. She also leaves behind her grandchildren: Becky Easdon, Bobby Lindeman, Jr., Bennie Lindeman, Billy Lindeman, Debbie Parten, Lynda Batson, Mark Batson, Kevin Batson, Gary Batson, Sherrie Donaldson, Julie Palumbo, and Jennifer Housley; her great-grandchildren Jason Easdon, Michael Easdon, Brian Lindeman, Bradley Lindeman, Billy Lindeman, Jr., Elizabeth Lindeman, Les Lindeman, Justin Batson, Hayden Batson, Jon Parten, Haley Woeller, Cody Parten, Josh Vercher, Michael Batson, Malynn Batson, Allie Batson, Daniel Donaldson, Aaron Redker, Phillip Palumbo, Matthew Palumbo, Jessika Palumbo, James Housley, and Jenna Housley. She also leaves her legacy to a growing collection of great-great grandchildren, including Madalyn Donaldson, Gauge Redker, Landon Easdon, Hagen Parten, Conrad Batson, Monica Harris, and Brooklyn Vercher.

Additionally, Val is survived by her dear sister-in-law, Louise Ford of Corsicana and countless nieces and nephews, including Brenda Duncan, Kathy Tapscott, and Jimmie McCarter all of Corsicana. Brenda, Kathy and Jimmie were particularly attentive to “Aunt Sis,” and their nurturing and encouragement helped Aunt Sis through a most critical time, which lifted her spirit and gave her immense joy.

Valero also leaves behind her loving nurse and dearest companion, Verna Williams. Verna’s loving and godly spirit nurtured Val’s spiritual heart as well as her physical one. Verna is truly a blessing from God and was a cherished and faithful friend of Val’s for two years.

Val loved to sing and particularly enjoyed praising God with her friends at Blooming Grove Church of Christ. Brenda Russell faithfully kept Val informed of all the news every week, and the bulletins brought great joy to Val and gave her the feeling of staying connected with her long-time friends and supporters. David Haden, the son of her dear friend Aline Haden, will be the minister in charge of her funeral. Val specifically asked that most of the time be spent singing, and we will honor that wish. Her eulogy will be given by her granddaughter Julie Palumbo of Sachse.

Valero will be buried with her family at Younger Cemetery beside her husband James Garner, her companion for many years, and whom she called, “the love of my life.” She will be carried to her final resting place by her great-grandsons.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Younger Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Nellie Mae (Welch) Crum
May 20, 1919 - June 20, 2012
 

Nellie Mae Welch Crum, age 93, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana. She was born May 20, 1919 in Hope, Ark. to Ella Qua and James Thomas Welch. Nell came to Texas in a covered wagon.

She cherished her family and friends, was an avid reader, a talented seamstress, a passionate and creative painter, and a talented Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the Rebeccas and served as Grand Matriarch, among all her other duties with her Rebecca friends. She worked as a seamstress at Haggar Slack Co. for 30 years. She was a faithful member at Westside Baptist and lastly at Northside Baptist. She was not only a beautiful lady on the outside, but most importantly, on the inside.

As her children aptly put it – “Life was her canvas, not only was her paint brush filled with every imaginable color of the rainbow, it was filled with her love for God, family and friends which is evident in her art.” Her many, many paintings hang in all her children’s homes and the beautiful quilts she made for each of them serve as a reminder of her love of beauty and her devotion to family. Her life has been a wonderful journey and Chapter Two will be absolutely amazing. Her faith in her Savior kept her going and her favorite verse was Isaiah 41:13.



“For I hold you by your right hand

I, the Lord your God and I say to you

Don’t be afraid I am here to help you.”



Nell was preceded in death by her parents, Ella and James Welch; husband, Isaac Lee Crum; and a great-grandchild, Markus Contreras.

She is survived by her four children, Clyde Crum, Virginia Martin, Don Crum and wife Ginger, and Doris Glasgow and husband Larry; grandchildren, Cary Crum and wife Karen, Cody Crum, Christina Contreras and husband Mario, Cynthia Owen and husband Russell, Kyle King and wife Rebecca, Kirk King, Donya Wade and husband Robert, Rodney Glasgow, Colby Glasgow, Bryon Crum and wife Violet, and Brad Crum and wife Tonya; great-grandchildren, Carissa Crum, Mikael Contreras, Makayla Contreras, McKenna Contreras, Zachary Owen, Emily Owen, Nicholas Owen, Samuel Owen, Sydney King, Tyler Crum, Kirsten Crum, Emma Leigh Crum, Bret Wade, Bailey Wade, Dustin Wade, Mason Glasgow and Presley Glasgow; great-great-grandchildren, Elijah Wade and Justin Crum; her beloved brother, Richard D. Welch; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 21,
2012 at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be Friday, June 22, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Burial will follow at Land of Memory Cemetery in Palestine, Texas. Pallbearers will be Cary Crum, Cody Crum, Kyle King, Kirk King, Bryon Crum, Brad Crum, Rodney Glasgow and Colby Glasgow. Honorary Pallbearers are Dr. Rogers, Mike Cox, David Brewer, John Myers, Ed Formby, Jack Tatum, Carmack Watkins, and Fred Grice.

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Imogene (York) Henthorn
Sept 26, 1921 - June 2, 2012

Imogene Henthorn, 90 of Corsicana, passed away June 2, 2012 in Corsicana. She was born September 26, 1921 in Purdon to Preston and Nina Penn York. She married Curtis Henthorn September 6, 1941 in Frost. She worked at a greeter at Walmart for 17 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents Preston and Nina York, husband Curtis Henthorn, husband Miles Warner, daughter Barbara McCraw Aston, grandson Dwayne McCraw, brother R. L. York and sister Dorothy Featherston.

She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Don and Wanda Henthorn of Purdon; grandchildren, Jimmy Henthorn of Purdon, Mike and Kristie Henthorn of Dawson, Michael Aston of Corsicana, Dona McCraw of Waco; great grandchildren, Zachery McCraw of Waco, Slade Chasteen of Dawson and Parker Henthorn of Dawson; sisters Ella Mae Robinson of Corsicana, Laverne and Ralph Durley of Corsicana, Johnnie Mae and Rossi Pie of Fairfield; brother Douglas York of Corsicana; best friend Ruby Boulware of Purdon; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Troy Sykes officiating. Burial will follow at Younger Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Henry Nichols
Nov 20, 1917 - May 31, 2012

Henry Nichols, 94 of Livingston, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Odyssey Health Care in Conroe. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Corley Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Mark Luera officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley
Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Laura Jean (Cox) Love
Aug 7, 1930 - May 29, 2012

Mrs. Laura Cox Love, 81 of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

She was born Aug. 7, 1930, in Hempstead, to Rosalie and Atwell Cox. She was a graduate of Corsicana High School, after which she attended Ward Belmont College before graduating from Southern Methodist University.

She loved Corsicana and gave back to her community in many ways. Laura was active in the First United Methodist Church, Quintilian, Daughters of the American Revolution, Child Evangelism Fellowship, and Food for Fitness. Laura was also an active member of United Methodist Women.
Laura had a zest for life and she laughed easily. Laura loved to travel and saw many wonderful places throughout the world. She cherished her lifelong friends with whom she spent many hours, both traveling and at home. Laura was devoted foremost to her family whom she loved with fervor. Her grandchildren were the light of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Love; and parents, Atwell and Rosalie Cox.

Survivors include her sons, John Daniel Goins Jr. of Houston, and Atwell Cox Goins and wife Lesa of Corsicana; grandsons, Atwell Cox Goins Jr. and wife Amanda Godbois Goins of Mustang, Okla., and Andrew Clayton Goins of College Station.

Visitation with the family was 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Bob McNutt, Bobby Rolston, Brent Sharpley, John Taylor, Homero Torralva, and Steve Wilkinson.

Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Lang, Jimmy Dyer, Hugh King, Leslie Kelton, J. D. Sheppard and Don Dunbar.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church at 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Paul Ray Mitchell
Sept 3, 1945 - May 24, 2012
 

Mr. Paul Ray Mitchell, age 66, of Eureka went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 24, 2012, with his loving wife, Marilyn of 43 years by his side.

He was born on Sept. 3, 1945 in Dallas, to parents, Alice Virginia and Elvin Dewitt Mitchell.

He was a devoted husband and father, and an extraordinary Pepaw to his grandchildren. As a young man, he served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was a Purple Heart recipient. He became an electrician and acquired his Masters License, allowing him to own and operate Action Electric in Dallas, then Mitchell Electric in Corsicana.
He was a member of the Eureka Masonic Lodge and served on the MEN Water Board for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvin and Alice Mitchell; sisters-in-law, Helen Mitchell and Ruth Mitchell; and a brother-in-law, Jim Rodgers.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Marilyn Mitchell; daughters, Kellie Cope and husband Don of Mildred, and Beverly Strange and husband Ed of Kerens; son, Bryan Mitchell and wife Mylea of Mildred; grandsons, John Cope and wife Amie of Rockwall, Lucas Cope of Eustace, Rody Seilheimer of Mildred, Raleigh Seilheimer of Mildred, Rauston Smith of Kerens, Rhett Strange of Kerens, and Kade Mitchell of Mildred; granddaughters, Kalen Cope of Mildred, Allie Cope of Mildred, and Sadie Mitchell of Mildred; brothers, Billy J. Mitchell of Kaufman, Elvin Don Mitchell and wife Helen of Allen, Donald Mitchell of Mesquite, and Richard Mitchell and wife Diane of Terrell; sisters, Velma Pearl Hathcox and husband Harvey of Streetman, Joyce Rodgers of Forney, Margaret Carter and husband Herman of Corsicana, Pauline Fay Collins and husband Robert of Platteville, Colo., Mary Andrews and husband Jim of Corsicana, Ruby Starcher and husband Tom of Corsicana, and Sarah Covert and husband Chuck of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a big host of friends.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, 2012, at Mildred Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow in the Hopewell Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Cope, Lucas Cope, Rody Seilheimer, Raleigh Seilheimer, Eric Miniear and Perry Richter.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Ross Smith, Rhett Strange, Hayden Smith and Kade Mitchell.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Eureka Masonic Lodge Scholarship Fund at 6075 S.E. CR 2080, Corsicana, Texas 75109; or to the Mildred Baptist Church Building Fund at 5502 S. Hwy 287, Corsicana, Texas 75109.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Larry Franlin Hughes
Mar 5, 1942 - May 23, 2012

Larry F. Hughes, 70, went to be with the Lord late Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the Baylor Medical Center of Dallas.

Larry was born in Corsicana, to L. F. and Anna Ruth (Hinkle) Hughes on March 5, 1942. He grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1961. He married Betty L. Gantt on Nov. 23, 1962, and they made their home in Waco. Larry proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from June 1961 until May 1965 as an Aircraft Electrical Engineer.  He and Betty moved to Ennis in 1965 and then to Frost in 1978.

He worked for Falcon Business Forms for 15 years as a pressman. He was a member of Refiner’s Fire Ministry of Ennis. He raised exotic birds for 10 years. He enjoyed fishing and being with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Barry Hughes.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Lou Hughes of Frost; brother-in-law, Perry L. Murphy of Corsicana; sisters-in-law; Kay Gantt of Frost and Jane Hughes of Ennis; three nephews: three nieces and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2012, in the J. E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis. A Celebration of his life will follow visitation at 3 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Cord Blankenship officiating. Interment will follow in Frost Cemetery.

Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc., Ennis.

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Dorothy Bell
abt 1944 - June 9, 2012

Dorothy Bell, 68, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012 in Corsicana. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Geraldine (Strange) Smeltzer
Feb 9, 1916 - June 8, 2012

Geraldine Smeltzer, 96, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012.

She was born to Oliver G. and Lillie Nichols Strange on Feb. 9, 1916, in Waldo, Ark. Her life was that of a homemaker and mother to six children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Seldon Smetzer; a son-in-law, Bobbie Clay; her parents; and siblings, Louie Strange, Horace Strange, Odell Strange and Juanita Beavers.

Survivors include her loving family, including six children, William Smeltzer and his wife Frankie, Lillie Clay, Velma Langford and her husband Clarence, Carol Ray Smeltzer and his wife Susan, Charles Smeltzer and his wife Robin, and Seldon Smeltzer and his wife Phyllis;
22 grandchildren, Deborah, Michael, Steven, Pam, David, Randy, Sheila, Eugene, Christopher, Danny, Ricky, Cindy, Martha, Timothy, Stewart, Wanda, Geraldine, Lance, Tammy, Ken, Loretta and Danny; 38 great grandchildren; and 24 great-great grandchildren; and one brother. Harold G. Strange.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2012, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan Layne officiating. Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Randy Clay, David Clay, Stephen Smeltzer, Michael Smeltzer, Jason Cates, Mike Cates, Kenneth Black, Dustin Clay and Brody Clay.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mary Elizabeth (York) Thorne-Elkins
Jan 3, 1859 - Jan 30, 1944

PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY WOMAN BE BURIED AT EMMETT
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Elkins, aged 85 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, are scheduled Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Emmett Baptist church. Interment will be in the Emmett cemetery. Mrs. Elkins widow of the late M. F. (Bink) Elkins of Emmett, died at Mineral, Texas, Sunday. She had resided at Brushy Prairie and Emmett for many years before going to Mineral, to reside a few years ago, Mrs. Elkins was born, Jan. 3, 1859, in Arkansas.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Martha James, Lockney; Mrs. Annie Osborne, Los Angeles, Calif., formerly of Corsicana; Mrs. Dora Brownine, Compton, Calif.; Mrs. Addie Harris, Mineral, Texas, and Mrs. George McAfee, Compton, Calif.; 23 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, four half sisters and a half-brother.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

The body arrived in Corsicana shortly after noon Thursday.

Corley Funeral Home in charge.

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Lucinda C. “Lou” (Holloway) Ramsey
Jan 29, 1879 - Dec 10, 1944

Former Resident Of Emmett Community Buried at Brownwood

Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Holloway Ramsey, who was reared in the Emmett community, were held at Brownwood Tuesday. She died Sunday night.

Surviving are her husband Rufus Ramsey, Brownwood; two half-brothers, J. M. Fields, Frost, and Tom Fields, Brownwood; a half-sister, Mrs. G. A. Bills, Graham, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Dec 14, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Buried in Greenleaf cemetery, Brownwood, Texas
  • w/o Rufus M. Ramsey d/o Rufus Holloway & Margaret “Maggie” (Hancock) Holloway-Fields-Stone (Margaret is buried at Prairie Grove cemetery, Emmett, Texas

Curtis Craig
Apr 1, 1898 - Jun 25, 1942

CURTIS CRAIG DIED SUDDENLY AT BARRY HOME ON THURSDAY
Curtis Craig, aged 44 years, died suddenly at his home at Barry Thursday morning and funeral services have been planned for Friday afternoon from the Irene Methodist church, with interment being made in the Emmett cemetery.

Survivors are his mother, Mrs. D. C. Craig, Kaufman, and four brothers, Will Craig of Kaufman; George and Hall Craig, both of Irene, and Ed Craig of Barry.

Pallbearers will be Jim Mason, Ernest Harper, Leon Reid, Abe Mason, Ray Posey and Paul Hoffman.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the funeral.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CURTIS CRAIG AT IRENE FRIDAY
Funeral services for Curtis Craig, 44, who died Thursday morning at Barry were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Irene Methodist church. Interment was in the Emmett cemetery, Rev. W. T. Boulware conducted the rites.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. D. C. Craig, Kaufman; four brothers, Will Craig, Kaufman; George Craig, Irene; Ed Craig, Barry and Hall Craig, Irene.

Pallbearers were Jim Mason, Ernest Harper, Leon Reid, Abe Mason, Roy Posey, and Paul Hoffman.

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James Eugene Northern
B&D May 7, 1943

Infant Buried at Dawson Saturday

James Eugene Northern, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Northern of Dawson, died Friday afternoon. Funeral rites were held Saturday afternoon at Emmett, where internment was made.

Surviving are his parents, a brother, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Northern and Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Bason, all of Frost.

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James Anderson Cook
Feb 11, 1862 - Jan 24, 1943

FORMER RESIDENT EMMETT COMMUNITY DIED NEAR LOVING
James Anderson Cook, age 81 years, former resident of Emmett, Navarro county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. R. Bills, near Loving, Young county, Sunday night. Funeral rites were held from the Loving Baptist church Monday afternoon with burial in the Loving cemetery. The services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. Hubert Foust.

Mr. Cook had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Bills for the past 19 years since his wife died at Emmett.

Surviving are six children, G. Sears Cook, Colorado City; Mrs. Bills, Mrs. C. D. Barnhart, Van; Otha R. Cook, Sweetwater; Mrs. E. C. Blinkscales, Spur, and Maj. Tim O. Cook, Fort George Meade, Md.; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were J. M. Barnett, H. G. Millican, Earl Whear, J. W. Hickerson, Esther Dickson and Noel Ligon.

Mr. Cook frequently visited friends and relatives in Corsicana, Emmett and Frost communities after moving to Loving.

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Ralph Earl Turner, Sr.
Jun 17, 1898 - Aug 18, 1980

Blooming Grove Native Dies

Ralph E. Turner, 83, of Garrett died Monday morning August 18, in Ennis Municipal Hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Turner was born in Blooming Grove, June 17, 1897, the son of Jim and Ada (McGraw) Turner. He was reared in the community and after finishing school farmed in the area. During World War II, he worked for the Bethlehem Steel Company in Corsicana. In October, 1915, he was married to Stella Mae Mitchell of Blooming Grove and they made their home there until 1950 when they moved to the Ennis area. He continued to farm until retiring in 1962. Mr. Turner was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his widow; two sons, R. E. Turner Jr. and James Turner both of Garrett; one daughter, Mrs. George Lenox of Garrett; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. David Yates of Frost.

The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 19 in Keener Chapel with the Rev. Joe Hixon officiating. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, Sep 3, 1980
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Carrie Mae Holt
Oct 3, 1901 - Oct 7, 1980

Carrie Mae Holt, 79, died Tuesday at Hubbard Hospital.

Service was Thursday, 2 p.m. at Dawson Methodist Church with the Rev. Haldor Duncan officiating with burial following at Dawson Cemetery.

She worked at the Corsicana State Home and was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. W. K. Davis of Houston and Mrs. A. O. Lang Jr., of Houston; one son, Claude L. Holt, of Pasadena; eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, Oct 15, 1980
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Marshall Mandel Howard
Aug 22, 1897 - Jan 8, 1981

Marshall Mandel Howard, 83, of Rte. 2, Dawson, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

Service was Saturday, 2 p.m., Dawson Methodist Church.

The Revs. Haldor Duncan and W L. Millner officiated with burial in Dawson Cemetery.

Arrangement were with Eubanks Funeral Home in Dawson.

He was a retired farmer and rancher and a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eva Madge Howard, of Dawson; four sons, Allen Howard, of Baton Rouge, LA., Randy Howard of Houston, J. Dan Frederick, of Baton Rouge, and Thomas E. Frederick, of San Francisco, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1981
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Hubert Joyce Danford
Dec 2, 1918 - Jun 23, 1981

Mr. Hubert Joyce Danford of Dawson died Tuesday, June 23 at his residence. He was born December 2, 1918 in Hubbard. A veteran of World War II, he was a retired mechanic. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Ann Lancaster Danford of Dawson; one daughter, Joyce Sue Hasse of Dawson; one step-daughter, Lu Ann Cornett of Dawson; his mother, Julia Danford of Hubbard; two granddaughters; two sisters, Willie Mae Mills and Glayds Poteet, both of Hubbard; two brothers, Leon Danford of Palmer and James Danford of Dallas.  Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, in Eubanks Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard with brother Haldor Duncan and Brother David Burcham officiating. Burial was at Dawson Cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, July 1, 1981
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Wallace Davis
Apr 17, 1904 - Apr 10, 1981

DAWSON - Wallace Davis, 76, lifelong resident of Dawson, died Friday in Waco.
He was a member of the Dawson Methodist Church and a farmer, rancher, and former service station operator.

Services will be 2 p.m., today, at Dawson Methodist Church, with the Rev. Halder Duncan officiating. Burial in Dawson Cemetery, with Eubanks Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Betty) Cook, of Waco, and Mrs. Vesta Lea Ruggieri, of Fort Worth; one sister, Ruth Sykes of Kemoh; one brother, J. R. Davis, of Dawson; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, Apr 15, 1981
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Mrs. Louis Maxwell
d. Jan 1983

Mrs. Louis Maxwell, 75, of Corsicana and former resident of Midland, died Thursday at Leisure Lodge.

Service was Friday, 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Dale Reed and Billy J. Nichols officiating.

Burial was at the Dawson Cemetery.

She was a native of Texas and had lived in Corsicana four months.

Survivors include one son, Leon Maxwell, of Dallas; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Ruth Christian, of Midland; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one brother, Mallory Currington, of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Jay Evans, of Corsicana, and Mrs Willie Coely, of Loraine; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, Jan. 12, 1983
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

John Clyde "Bill" Broughton
Sep 28, 1901 - Apr 19, 1981

John Clyde (Bill) Broughton, 79, Purdon, died Sunday in a Mexia nursing home.

Service was Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel. Claude Holcomb, Church of Christ minister, officiated. Burial was in Dawson Cemetery.

A native of Mississippi, he was a member of the Church of Christ and a retired security guard for Continental Can Company.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Billy Jo Benton, of Purdon; three grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Broughton, of Houston, and Paul Broughton, of Purdon; two sisters, Mrs. Ona Webb, of Dallas and Mrs. Bertha Pate of California.

Pallbearers were I. B. Webb, Donald Hardin, Monroe Griffin, Gary Griffin, David Petty and Stanley Petty.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, April 22, 1981
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Dorsey C. Gathright
Oct 3, 1893 - Mar 25, 1969

Gathright Rites

Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Missionary Baptist Church for D. C. Gathright, 74, who died Tuesday. The Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor, officiated, assisted by the Rev. B. W. Johnson. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Pallbearers were Billy McGraw, Elton Skinner, Glenn Redden, Gillam Wright, Clyde Boldin and Haddix Boldin. The IOOF Lodge members were named honorary pallbearers

Surviving are his wife, a son, two daughters, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister and three brothers.

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Corrie Tilda (Parsons) Amon
Aug 10, 1905 - Jan 17, 1974

Funeral services are set for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Tilda P. Amon, 68, of Corsicana, who died Thursday at her residence.

Burial will be at Hamilton cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, E. C. Amon of Corsicana; two sons, Lonnie Amon of Corsicana and Coy Lee Amon of Los Angeles, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Fay McGelvra of Corsicana; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Nonie Belyeu of Athens.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Thomas Jackson "Tommie" Blissette
Jan 20, 1896 - Jan 15, 1974

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home chapel for Tommie J. Blissette, 77, of Wichita Falls, who died Tuesday in Wichita Falls.

Rev. Wilson Wood will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton cemetery.

Survivors include his widow of Wichita Falls, a daughter, a grandson, two brothers and three nephews.

Pallbearers include William Loyd Gowan, Frank Ware, R. T. Gowan, Raymond Gowan, Billy Blissette and Kenneth Ainsworth.

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John Scott Caskey
Sept 9, 1902 - Oct 15, 1939

JOHN SCOTT CASKEY NATIVE CORSICANAN, WAS BURIED MONDAY

Funeral services for John Scott Caskey, aged 37 years, who died at the home of his mother, Mrs. W. E. Watwood, 1303 West Fourth avenue, Sunday after a lingering illness, were held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the Corley Chapel. Interment was made in Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Watwood; a brother, R. E. Caskey, Corsicana, and four sisters, Mrs. T. T. Bryson, Corsicana;Mrs. E. R. East, Shamrock; Mrs. D. D. Gregory, Greggtown, and Mrs. E. L. Grimes, Corsicana.

Caskey was a native of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Reno Williams, J. P. Rascoe, Romie Lee Rasco, J. Howell, Bud Breedlove and Romie Campbell.

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Frank Leathers
July 11, 1895 - Mar 18, 1990

Frank L. Leathers, 94, of Corsicana, died March 18, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Second Avenue Baptist Church with the Revs. Jim Anderson and Cass French officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman cemetery. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born July 11, 1895, in Mount Calm, and had lived in Corsicana for 75 years. He was a deacon at Second Avenue Baptist Church, and had worked for Bethlehem Steel Company, American Wells and Texas Tool Traders in Dallas.

Survivors include four brothers, John Leathers of Odessa, Orbie Williams of Hobbs, N. M.; Odie Williams and D. C. Williams, both of Lamesa; one sister-in-law, Enna Mae Williams; and several nieces and nephews.

Masons will serve as pallbearers.

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Fay Bell (Kemp) Varnell
Aug 28, 1909 - Aug 31, 1981

Mrs. Varnell dies in Waco auto wreck
By Tommy Witherspoon, City Editor

Fay Belle Varnell, 72, a past executive secretary of the local American Red Cross, died Monday afternoon from injuries suffered in a traffic accident in Waco.

Waco Police Sgt. Bill Hatfield said Mrs. Varnell made an improper turn from the wrong lane at the intersection of North 17th and Washington about 1 p.m. and collided with a car driven by Joseph Henry Martin, 43, of Waco.

Mrs. Varnell was pronounced dead at Waco Hillcrest Hospital at 2:20 p.m., according to a hospital spokesman. Martin was treated for minor injuries an released.

Mrs. Varnell served as executive secretary of the American Red Cross in Corsicana from 1962-75. She was a past district director of the Business and Professional Woman’s Club and a past president. She also was a charter member of the American Business Women’s Association and a former postmaster at Barry.

She was the widow of Percy Varnell, a member of the Corsicana Emergency Corps. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Corsicana, and a member of its choir.

She transferred her membership to First Baptist Church, of Corsicana, from the Barry Baptist Church in August, 1962. She served as pianist and a teacher in the children’s department. She was a president of the Baptist Women’s group and active with the Woman’s Missionary Union.

Service will be Wednesday, 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. B. F. Risinger officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery, with Griffin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Mike Varnell of Corsicana; and one sister, Mrs. D. C. Tyler of Milford.

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Fay Varnell

Service for Mrs. Fay Varnell were to be Wednesday, 2 p.m., First Baptist church with the Revs. B. F. Risinger, Elvis Egge and Ronnie Floyd officiating.

Burial was to be at Dresden Cemetery. Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Clinton Gilliam, C. S. McClanahan, Marshall Weems, M. E. Lake, C. G. Winn and Virgil Scrimshire.

Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 1436, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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James Madison Moore
Jan 5, 1869 - Jul 7, 1943

PROMINENT HUBBARD RESIDENT DIED ON WEDNESDAY MORNING

J. M. MOORE, FATHER TWO HIGH-RANKING AIR FORCE OFFICERS, PASSES

J. M. Moore, aged 74 years, died at his home in Hubbard Wednesday morning at 4 o’clock after an extended illness.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending advices from relatives.

A native of Tennessee, he was reared at Drane, and resided in the Emmett community, where he owned extensive land holdings, until 1909. After a year spent at Midland, he moved to Hubbard where he has since resided. He was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Hubbard, three sons, Lieut. Col. I. G. Moore, U. S. Army Air Forces, Tucson, Ariz., Col. Aubry L. Moore, U. S. Army Air Forces, Command, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Allen Moore, U. S. government employee, Trinidad Island; two daughters, Miss Sue Moore, librarian, Blinn Memorial College, Brenham, and Mrs. J. W. Faulkner, Port Arthur; two grandchildren, Carolyn Sue and Jimmie Faulkner, both of Port Arthur; three brothers, W. P. Moore, Frost; E. L. Moore, Irene, and I. L. Moore, Mustang, Denton county; a sister, Mrs. Bettie Conway, Emmett, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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RITES ON THURSDAY FOR J. M. MOORE; BURIAL AT DRESDEN

Funeral services for J. M. Moore, who died at his home in Hubbard Wednesday morning after an extended illness were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist church in Hubbard. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Cheek, Waco district Baptist missionary, and former pastor of the church. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

A native of Tennessee, Mr. Moore was reared at Drane, and resided in the Emmett community for many years. He had resided at Hubbard for more than 30 years, and owned extensive farming interests in Hill and Navarro counties.

Surviving are his wife of Hubbard; three sons, Lieut. Col. Isaac Moore, formerly of Ennis, U. S. Air Forces, Tucson, Ariz.; Col Aubrey L. Moore, U. S. Forces, Second Command, Colorado Springs; and Allen Moore, U. S. government employee, Trinidad Island; two daughters, Miss Sue Moore, librarian, Blinn Memorial College, Brenham, and Mrs. J. W. Faulkner, Port Arthur; two grandchildren, Carolyn Sue and Jimmie Faulkner, both of Port Arthur; three brothers, W. P. Moore, Frost; E. L. Moore, Irene, and I. L. Moore, Mustang, Denton county; a sister, Mrs. Bettie Conway, Emmett, and other relatives.

Col. I. G. Moore arrived by plane at Dallas early Wednesday night and Col. A. L. Moore, accompanied by Captain Lynn Sanders, Jr., of Corsicana, arrived by plane at Waco Wednesday afternoon.

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Luther Dean Crecelius
Apr 17, 1883 - Jun 12, 1952

Crecelius Rites Held Saturday
Funeral services for L. D. Crecelius, 69, who died at his home in Lamesa Thursday, were held from the Dresden Methodist church at 3 p.m. Saturday. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Allmon of Hubbard and Rev. Jack Goff, both Baptist ministers.

Crecelius formerly resided in Navarro County.

Surviving are his wife of Lamesa, a son, Emmett Crecelius, Lamesa; a daughter, Mrs. Ellis Yates of Fort Worth; three grandchildren; three brothers, H. H. Crecelius, Dallas; John Crecelius, Rio Vista and O. A. Crecelius, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. J. E. Bishop, Mrs. W. M. Reed and Mrs. Jim Reed, all of Shallowater, and Mrs. C. M. Eppler, Lancaster, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clarence Putman, Alvis Putman, Albert Mosely, Walter Forshow, Preston Peden and Grady Thomas.

Corley directed.

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Lula E. (McCarty) Varnell
Mar 28, 1880 - Dec 14, 1944

Rites Held Friday Mrs. R. W. Varnell From Barry Church

Funeral services for Mrs. R. W. Varnell, 64, long-time resident of the Barry community, who died at the Navarro Clinic here Thursday morning were held from the Methodist church at Barry Friday afternoon at 2:30. Revs. Vernon White and J. U. McAfee conducted the rites. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, two brothers and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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MRS. R. W. VARNELL DIED THURSDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Mrs. R. W. Varnell, 64, died at the Navarro Clinic Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 from the Methodist church at Barry. Revs. Vernon White and J. U. McAfee will conduct the rites and interment will be in Dresden cemetery.

Mrs. Varnell was a pioneer resident of Barry and took an active part in all movements in the interest of the community.

Surviving are her husband, R. W. Varnell, Barry; three sons, W. T. Varnell, Gulfport, Miss.; R. R. Varnell, U. S. Army Air Forces; Robert W. Varnell, U. S. Navy; two brothers, R. E. McCarty, Barry; W. S. McCarty, Barry and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Sam Young, F. C. Boswell, Claude Williams, Claude Watson, Roy Massengale and A. M. Russell.

Corleys Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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Flossie Effie (Hollingsworth) Selby
Apr 13, 1892 - Mar 8, 1956

Brushie Prairie Resident Expires

Mrs. R. E. Selby, 63, life-long resident of the Brushie Prairie community, died in Memorial Hospital here Thursday night following a heart attack suffered earlier in the day.

Funeral services will be held from the Fairview Baptist church at Raleigh Friday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Van George, pastor of the church, and Rev. O. L. McCollum, Ennis, pastor of the Providence Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband of Brushie Prairie; two sons, Emmett Selby, Fort Worth, and Wayne Selby, Frost; a daughter, Mrs. Effie Mildred Moore, Ennis; eight grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Annie Melton, Dresden, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Sam Melton, J. R. Melton, Carl Hollingsworth, Clide Hillingsworth, Harvey Hollingsworth, and Roy Hollingsworth, all nephews.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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William Henry Carrell
Dec 22, 1871 - Apr 1, 1954

Retired Farmer Services Friday

Funeral services for W. H. Carrell, 83, who died Thursday afternoon at his home in the Emmett community, were held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the Emmett Baptist church. Burial was in the Emmett cemetery.

Carrell, a retired farmer, suffered a stroke 10 years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Emmett; two daughters, Mrs. Bill Anderson, Malone, and Mrs. Hauk Bullard; 19 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Wolfe directed.

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Maynard Maurice Holcomb
Jan 26, 1930 - Dec 28, 1955

Maynard Holcomb Fatally Injured In Monday Mishap
Maynard Holcomb, 25, Corsicana city fireman for eight years, died in Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon about two hours after his automobile went out of control and overturned.

The accident occurred on Highway 31 near Chambers Creek bridge Monday 12:30 p.m. His death is the eighteenth traffic fatality in Navarro county in 1955 and the second of the Christmas holiday weekend in this area.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Emmett cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack N. Bell, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

He was a native of Emmett and had been with the Corsicana fire department since 17 years of age. He had been on duty at the fire department Monday morning, associates said, and at the time of the accident, was traveling in a westerly direction toward Corsicana. He was alone. The car was demolished.

A McCammon ambulance carried the fatally injured man to Memorial Hospital. He was suffering with a fractured skull, broken collarbone, fractured pelvis, broken left leg, shock and other injuries.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Jean Holcomb; a son, Ricky Don Holcomb; a daughter, Ronda Dale Holcomb; parents, Mr. And Mrs. W. O. Holcomb, all of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Holcomb [should be William Alfred Holcomb], Blooming Grove, and Mrs. W. S. Dunagan, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Tieman, W. M. Lynch, Weldon Yeilding, Leslie Rascoe, Billy Tarkington and Arthur Burleson.

City Commissioners conferred today and announced through City Secretary Bill Elliott that the city hall offices will close from 12 noon until 3 p.m. Wednesday to allow those who desire to attend the funeral services for the fireman.

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Jewel Clifton Christian
Nov 25, 1883 - Aug 1, 1955

J. C. Christian Rites Saturday

DAWSON, Aug. 13—(Spl)—J. C. Christian, 71, former Navarro county resident, died at Midland Thursday.

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church here Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Emmett cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Marvin Rogers and Rev. W. O. Estes, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife of Midland; six sons, H. C., H. W. and D. K. Christian all of Midland; R. L. Christian, Bowie; C. H. Christian, Fort Hood, and R. T. Christian, Dawson; four daughters, Mrs. Carmen Brownigg, Odessa; Mrs. E. A. Pugh, Tennessee Colony; Mrs. Eddie Crawford, Midland, and Mrs. Sam Manley, Palestine; two sisters, and a number of other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Parry Mae (Northern) Wyatt
Jun 12, 1896 - Mar 14, 1956

Emmett Native Services Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Parry Lee Wyatt, 59, native of Emmett who died in an Athens hospital Wednesday afternoon, were held Friday at 10:30 a. m. from the Willow Springs Baptist Church. Burial was in the Emmett cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Olen Cantrell and Rev. Irvin Mills.

Mrs. Wyatt had resided at Cross Roads for the past 15 years. She was a member of the Baptist church, Eastern Star and Rebekahs.

Surviving are her husband, Herman Wyatt, Cross Roads; a daughter, Mrs. Peggy Stewart, Beaumont; two grandchildren; a brother, D. H. Northern, Emmett; a sister, Mrs. Mary Fuller, Talco, and other relatives.

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