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Carolyn Irene (Horton) Taylor
Aug 17, 1951 - Jan 23, 2013

Mrs. Carolyn Irene Taylor, 61, of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

She was born on Aug. 17, 1951, in Corsicana, to parents Hugh Byron Horton and Oma Wright Horton.

She was a very loving, caring wife, mother, sister and friend. She loved to make quilts, paint pictures, crochet, try new recipes, and most of all go to Seven Points to eat fried fish as often as possible. She also cherished spending time bonding with her best four-legged friend, Cricket.

Carolyn worked for many years at Liberty Mutual Life Insurance and then spent a long time at Navarro College helping students with financial aide applications. She was always busy and enjoyed her church life at the Church in the Park and at The Cowboy Church in Ennis.

She was preceded in death by her son, Andy James Taylor; sister-in-law, Aleta White; brother-in-law, Ronny White; brother, Calton Ray Horton; and nephews, Stan Horton and Randy Hunnicutt.

Survivors include her husband, Andrew “Jimmy” Jackson Taylor; sisters, Margie Parson and Lottie Klutts; brothers, Bill Horton Sr. and wife Gayle, and Phillip Horton and wife Kay. Carolyn is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and her “special friend,” Cricket.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Howard officiating.
Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Graves, Raymond Pierce, Bill Horton Jr., Mike Klutts, Jessie Graham and Jimmy Price. Honorary pallbearer is Vernon Cobert

Memorials may be made to The Cowboy Church of Ennis, Building Fund, P.O.
Box 1381, Ennis, Texas 75120.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Wallace Langston
abt 1924 - Jan 22, 2013

Mr. Wallace Langston, 88, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22,
2013 at his residence.

He was a member of the Chatfield Baptist Church where he served as Senior Deacon and advisor; married to the late Tressie Lacy Langston; he was educated in the Chatfield School system, was a veteran of World War II and was honorably discharged in the United States Army; and maintained his livelihood at Wolf Brand Chili as Lead-man and Cresline Pipe Company.

He and his wife had a life-long passion for nurturing hundreds of Navarro County Youth.

Wallace Langston was preceded in death by his parents, Amzie and Essie Langston; sisters Johnnie Mae Jackson, Effie B. Madison and Willie Estelle Langston; two brothers, E.C. Langston and W.C. Langston; and his beloved wife Tressie.

He is survived by his brother, Julious Langston and wife Francis of Dallas; God-daughter Cheryl Robinson and husband Jodie of Richardson; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, many friends and extended family who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at Scott Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church with Bishop K.D. Davis Sr. and Pastor Robert Lee officiating. Burial will follow in the Chatfield Cemetery, Chatfield.

Pallbearers will be Robert Madison, Samuel Madison, John W. Miller, Mike Jackson, Frederick Jackson, and W.C. Langston Jr. Honorary Pallbearers are Donald R. Langston, James Langston, Willie Jackson Sr., E.C. Langston Sr., Herman Langston, Langston Madison, David Madison and the Deacon Board of Chatfield Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Jessie Lee Knott
July 17, 1916 - Jan 23, 2013

Mr. Jessie Lee Knott, age 96, a longtime resident of Rice went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana. He was born July 17, 1916 in Rice to parents, Will and Rose Knott.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Rice. He worked as a farmer, and later he worked and retired from US Gypsum.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Oleta Knott; son, Eddie Knott; step-son, Elvis Musick; grandson, John Musick; sisters, Opal, Katherine, Marie and Esther; and brothers, L.V., Eugene, and Frankie.

He is survived by his son, Kenneth Knott and wife Polly of Corsicana; daughter-in-law, Christine Musick of Roswell, NM; grandchildren, Pastor Steve Knott and wife Shelia of Sequin, Ronnie Knott and wife Sharon of Ennis, Tammy Zhanel and husband Gene of Ennis, Kim Coston and husband Larkin of Corsicana, Rickey Knott of Corsicana, Kathy York of Corsicana, Mark Knott and wife Teresa of Corsicana, Shirley Borem and husband Mike of Roswell, NM, Pattie Darrow and husband Frank of Henderson, NV; 25 great grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at the Rice Cemetery with the Rev. Charles McBryde officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Navarro County, P.O. Box 1734, Corsicana, Texas 75151.

The Knott family wishes to express their Thanks to the staff of Heritage Oaks West East Wing for their kindness and care during their loved ones stay there.

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Robert Corley
Jan 21, 1952 - Jan 26, 2013

Robert Corley, resident of Corsicana, passed away at Navarro Regional Hospital on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the age of 61.
 
He was born on Monday, Jan. 21, 1952 in Greenville, to W. L. Corley and Jean Gregory Corley. He married Doris Adams on July 19, 1980 in Denton.  Robert retired from education after 37 years as a teacher and counselor in Palestine, Terrell, Corsicana, and Hubbard. He was the director of the Association of Texas Professional Educators. He was a member of the Central Texas Tolbert Chili Group serving as Tally Master, and was an avid golfer.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, W. L. Corley and Jean Corley Owen.
 
Survivors include his wife of 32-plus years, Doris Adams Corley; daughters Cheryl Corley Phillips and husband Richard of Purdon, and Melinda Corley Rothenbach and her husband Diego of Austin; sister, Susan Brown and her husband Eddie of Sherman; and a brother, Michael Corley and his wife Marcheita of Greenville; and a number of nieces, nephews, and other family members.
 
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Lamb officiating.
Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. at Brigham Cemetery in Campbell, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be John Langford, Lance Holmes, Dewey Lawhon, Darius Hatchett, Paul Ross and Tom Wilson.
 
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Alicia Lynn Bradford-Coulson
Nov 19, 1970 - Jan 22, 2013

Alicia Lynn Bradford-Coulson, 42, of Frost passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born Nov. 19, 1970 in Irving.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Earl Coulson of Frost; mother, Judy Bradford of Frost; children Kendric Guinn and his son Kenneth Guinn and children all of Waco; Nathaniel Bradford and wife Stormie and their children, Karmello Bradford and Janiyah Lopez, all of Frost; Jeremiah Bradford and wife Brittney and their sons, Uriah and Avery Bradford of Whitney; Isaiah Coulson of Frost; brother Sam Bradford and wife Fayetta Bradford and their sons of Pampa; grandmother Nadine Carroll of Iriving; aunt Gwen Bell of Keller; cousins Kimberlee Stokes and family of Boyd; Missy Rojas and family and Ben Rojas and family, all of Irving; Mother-in-law Faye Banks; brother-in-law Stanley Banks and wife Patricia and their children; sister-in-law Marie Jones and husband Carnel and their daughter, Patrice Manning; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at Navarro Mills Baptist Church on FM 677 in Navarro Mills.

Arrangments by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Harry William Moxley Jr.
abt 1929 - Jan 19, 2013

Mr. Harry William Moxley Jr., 83, of Barry, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at his residence. Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at 13005 Greenville Ave., Dallas. M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

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Clifton Lewis Ivie
Nov 8, 1931 - Jan 18, 2013

Clifton Lewis Ivie, 81, of Corsicana, passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Navarro Regional Hospital. There are no public memorial services planned at this time, interment will take place in Albuquerque, N.M. at a later date. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughotn Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Will Wiley "Pete" Warren
Mar 19, 1925 - Mar 25, 1989

W.W. (Pete) Warren, 64, of Wortham, died March 25, 1989 in Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.

Services were 2 p.m. today in Porter Chapel with the Rev. Ron Moore officiating. Burial was in Dresden Cemetery.

Mr. Warren, a Baptist, was a longtime road construction worker and was also employed for a number of years with D. P. Frost Construction Company of Mexia. He was a veteran of world War II and was born March 19, 1925, in Raleigh (Navarro County).

Survivors include his wife, Opal Warren of Wortham; three daughters, Gwen Chapman of Wortham, Brenda Walker of Groesbeck and Jewell Jones of Mexia; three sons, Willie Warren of Wortham, Carlos Warren of Seagoville and Charles Warren of Midland; four brothers, Joe Warren, Ted Warren and Buck Warren, all of Corsicana and Wendell Warren of Blooming Grove; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Blacklidge, Wendell Warren, Terry Warren, Jack Sanders, Alan Gibson and Larry Dunn. Honorary pallbearers were D.P. Frost and Jody Chapman.

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Clearcy Fanny (Sykes) Shoemaker
Dec 19, 1910 - Jan 21, 2013

Mrs. Clearcy Sykes Shoemaker, age 102, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at the Alterra Sterling House of Corsicana after a brief illness. She was born Dec. 19, 1910 in Dawson to parents, G.W. and Gaily Elizabeth Sykes.

She married Charles Phillip Shoemaker on May 18, 1929, a happy loving marriage which endured for 60 years until his death in 1989. She was a member of IOOF/Rebekahs, serving as Grand Matriarch of Texas in 1979 and living out its principles of Friendship, Love and Truth. She was very active all her life and was loved by all who knew her. She led a full, happy life and was always an inspiration to her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters Velma Sykes Hunter, Ruby Sykes Fortson, Ruth Sykes Lee, and Oleta Sykes Graham and her granddaughter, Cheryl Jean Gressett Mills.

She is survived by her children, Ruby Andrews and husband Wilmer (Bubba) of Corsicana, Betty Gressett and husband Robert of Conroe and Phil Shoemaker and wife Cindy of Tyler; grandchildren Becky Matthews and husband Charles (Matt) of Mabank, Tracy Andrews of Roane, David Andrews and wife Wendy of Purdon, Doug Gressett and wife Kathie of Midland, and Ron Gressett and wife Cindy of Portland, Anna Shoemaker of Paris, France, and Phillip Shoemaker and Mary Shoemaker of Tyler, along with 12 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews from Minnesota and across the state of Texas.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at Dresden Cemetery with Chaplain Kirk Curry officiating.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Home Rebekah Lodge #128 at P.O. Box 1511, Corsicana, Texas 75151, the IOOF Texas Visual Assistance Program at www.iooftx.com, or the charity of your choice.

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Alice (Boyd) Scoggins
abt 1865 - Nov 23, 1910

Died Wednesday Night.

Mrs. D. A. Scoggins, aged 45 years, died at the family home two miles south of Corsicana Wednesday night and the remains were interred at Cryer Creek yesterday. Deceased is survived by her husband and several children.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, November 25, 1910 Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Death Certificate
  • ( Don't know if she is Wilks or Boyd--Marriage record says D. A. Scoggins married Alice Boyd Dec. 17, 1903 Navarro county--Death Cert. says maiden name Wilks-and buried at Hamilton cemetery--Obit says Cryer Creek)

James Anderson
abt 1859 - June 27, 1909

Successfully Embalmed.

A negro man named James Anderson, apparently forty or fifty years old and a stranger in Corsicana, died in a negro boarding house here Sunday evening. The County had the undertaker to take charge of the remains and if relatives the man is said to have elsewhere are not heard from the body will be taken to the county farm for burial.

Harry Bird, who works for Mr. Sutherland embalmed the body Sunday afternoon with a new embalming fluid as an experiment, and the operation is a most successful one. The body is apparently as rigid and hard as stone and will stand alone when placed upon its feet, and several parties saw the dead body standing perfectly erect today in the coffin room of Mr. Sutherland’s undertaking department. The body has now been made ready for burial and will be interred in a day or two if supposed relatives are not heard from.

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Gloria (Lewis) Tidwell-Menton
Aug 20, 1948 - Jan 23, 2013

Mrs. Gloria Tidwell Menton, 64, of Corsicana, walked peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, with her family by her side.

She was born on Aug. 20, 1948, in Coolidge, to parents Elmer Lee and Ozell Lewis.

She was a childcare provider in the community for over 25 years, but her role was much greater that that. Mrs. Gloria (”Meme” to some) was a Godly mother to many children leaving them with wonderful memories, and responsible for a large part of their development in life. She was an active member of Second Avenue Baptist Church. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren at all their sporting events, going dancing and in the last six years traveling across the country.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Lee Tidwell; and the father of her children, Frank Stewart; sisters, Betty Broughton, Diane Hansen, and Juanita Carroll.

Survivors include her husband, Marcus Menton of Corsicana; daughters, Cindy Cates and husband Steve of Corsicana, Nancy Minton and husband Eddie of Ennis, and Deeann Stewart and companion William Annis of Corsicana; step-son, Mark Menton of Ennis; step-daughter, Kathy Blackwood of Arlington; grandsons, Joshua Bruso of Corsicana, Scotty Minton of Ennis, Colton and Cavender Villarreal of Corsicana, and Evan Whit Annis of Corsicana; granddaughters, Carly and Abbie Cates of Corsicana, Samantha Minton of Ennis, and Melanie Villarreal of Corsicana; step-grandson, Stephen Menton of Chicago, Ill.; step-granddaughters, Emily Menton of Nacogdoches, and Jenifer Abernathy of Fort Worth; step-great grandson, Sean Abernathy of Fort Worth; sisters, Margaret Cogdell of Tawakoni, Pat Lastly and husband Tommy of Burnett, and Jeannette Bang and husband David of Mexia; brothers, Jack Lewis and wife Carolyn of Mexia, Charlie Lewis and wife Dell of Tawakoni, and Terry Don Lewis and wife Carol of Georgia; she also leaves behind the Tidwell family which she loved very much, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Scott officiating.

Pallbearers will be Cavender Villarreal, Colton Villarreal, Scotty Minton, Joshua Bruso, Mark Menton, Chuck Tidwell, and Charles Newman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dylan Tidwell, Aaron Tidwell and Kris Tidwell.

Memorial contributions may be made to Second Avenue Baptist Church, 3045 West Second Avenue, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Jimmy H. Kagler
May 20, 1934 - June 7, 2007

Jimmy H. Kagler, 73, of Victoria, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2007. He was born May 20, 1934, in Blooming Grove to the late Vallee "Tatt" and Dora Collier Kagler. He served his country in the United States Army and was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

Mr. Kagler is survived by his wife, Joan Dawson Kagler of Victoria; daughters, Carol Campbell and her husband, Rick, of Victoria, and Dee Ann Kagler and her husband, Greg Montano, of Hutto; one granddaughter, Kristen Campbell, of Branson, Missouri.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ann Emmons.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2007, at Northside Baptist Church, Rev. Tim Williams officiating. Private graveside services will be held.

Memorials may be made to the ALS Therapy Development Foundation, 215 First St., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02142 or Hospice of South Texas,
605 E. Locust, Victoria, Texas, 77901.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapels, 361-573-4546.

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  • Funeral Program
  • s/o Vallee "Tatt" Kagler and Dora Nettie (Collier) Kagler buried in Rose Hill Cem., Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., Texas
  • Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Victoria, Victoria Co., Texas
  • From the collection of Alva Lynn Smith

Billy Earl "Bill" Hollingsworth
Apr 15, 1936 - Jan 29, 2011

Bill Hollingsworth of Midlothian, Texas went home to be with the Lord on January 29, 2011. Born on April 15, 1936 to the parents of Earl and Bonnie Hollingsworth of Navarro County, he graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1954. Bill served his country for two years in the United States Army. He worked for Kroger Food stores for 38 years and Duncanville ISD for 11 years before retiring. He loved life and lived each day to the fullest, always laughing and bringing joy to the lives of his family and friends. The pride of his life was his wife, Clara, of 53 years, his daughter Gina and husband Danny Sutton, and daughter Dina and husband Grant Priess, and his four grandchildren, Landon and Macy Freeman and Lawson and Mason Priess. He enjoyed camping and card games and worked hard in all endeavors of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gene Hollingsworth. His service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. February 1, 2011, at Jaynes Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Dresden Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 pm Monday (TODAY) at the funeral home.

From the collection of Alva Lynn Smith

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Laurill Dianne (Woolley) Hunter
Mar 15, 1953 - Feb 1, 1998

Laurill Dianne Woolley Hunter, 44, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Northside Baptist Church, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood cemetery.

Visitation is today from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Randy Ganze, Scott Sanders, Paul Gillian, Kevin Steeley, Rayland Lewis, Rommy Pryor, Derwood Richards, Byron Albrecht, John Lewis, Bruce Bryson, Joe Johnson, and Michael Bleam.

Mrs. Hunter was born in Corsicana on Mar. 15, 1953.

Mrs. Hunter is survived by her husband, Larry Hunter of Corsicana; mother and stepfather, W.R. and Patsy Hamilton of Waco; sister and brother-in-law, Paula and Clitis Jordan of Corsicana; niece and husband, Julie and Chuck Williams of Arlington and niece, Abigail of [sic] Jordan of Bryan.

Mrs. Hunter was preceded in death by her father, Johnnie Woolley.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • From the collection of Alva Lynn Smith
  • Daughter of Johnny Monroe Woolley and Patsy Lynn (Hood) Woolley-Hamilton

Ann (Kenner) Blount
Mar 7, 1929 - Jan 14, 2013

Mrs. Ann Kenner Blount, age 83, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at the Belmont at Twin Creeks Nursing Home in Allen. She was born March 7, 1929 in Corsicana to William B. and Janie Kenner.

Ann graduated from Corsicana High School in 1946. She spent over 30 years in Pasadena, Texas where she raised her family and took pride in her work as an employment counselor. She loved playing bridge and enjoyed bargain shopping, especially for jewelry. She was a very fun-loving individual and as a result had many, many friends.

Ann always considered Corsicana her “home” where she spent the majority of her remaining years.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Wayne Blount, her siblings Jane Rouse and William Kenner, and her grandson Richard Davidson.

She is survived by her children, Dr. Fred Raby and wife Penny of Hewitt, and Lynda Davidson and husband Mike of Allen. She is also survived by the father of her children, Emmett W. Raby. Ann was blessed with four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. A remembrance gathering will follow at the Holiday Inn Express in Corsicana at Hwy 287 and I45.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation at
30 East 33rd Street, New York, New York, 10016.

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Bobby Lynn Bryant
July 25, 1944 - Jan 18, 2013

Bobby Lynn Bryant, 68, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at his residence. He was born July 25, 1944. He was a member of That Church. He was a life long mechanic; loved his family and friends and his favorite hobby was working on his old truck that he loved.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Tommie Lee Bryant; parents, Clifford and Pauline Bryant and two great grandchildren, Hunter and Kyle Perdue.

He is survived by daughters, Suzie McGee and husband Doyle of Corsicana, Laura Young and husband Robert of Red Oak and Patty Fosnight and husband James of Amarillo; grandchildren, Robin and Andrew Perdue, Amy Young, Jennifer and Tony Moreau, Tammy and Stephen Ammons, Sandra and Josh Blakeslee and Elizabeth and Kaylee Fosnight; great grandchildren, Peyton and Conner McGee, Abby and Becca Ammons and Kylee Moreau.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Lighthouse Hospice and Chasity his nurse who took great care of him during this difficult time.

Visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Bobby Darrell "Bob" Horn
Apr 5, 1929 - Jan 19, 2013

Bob Horn, 83, of Coahoma, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2012 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at the Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Bob was born April 5, 1929 in Hill County, Texas where he grew up and attended Hubbard High School. He joined the United States Army in 1947, returning to West Texas in 1951, where he started a lifetime career in the oil field. After marrying, he and his family moved to Sweetwater in 1957 with Sinclair Oil Company. In Sweetwater, Bob also farmed and ranched and was a judge at the AJRA rodeo for several years. In 1967 the family moved to Big Spring. Mr. Horn retired as a Production Superintendent with Atlantic Richfield Oil Company in Coahoma in 1984.
Upon retirement, Bob contributed his services to the Howard County Tax Board. He remained active for many years in community service through the Masonic Lodge of Coahoma. He was a member and helped build the Central Baptist Church in Elbow where he attended for many years. He is currently a member of Berea Baptist Church in Big Spring.

Throughout his life, Bob has been known for his wonderful sense-of-humor, practical jokes, and enduring love for children and a devotion to his friends and family.

He was preceded in death by one brother Elwin Horn.

Survivors include one son, Darrell Horn and wife, Priscilla of Bedford; one daughter, Lynelle Thomas and husband, Charlie of Big Spring; three grandsons, Travis, Blake, and Dylan Thomas; two granddaughters, Rachel Gardner and Sarah West; two great grandchildren Caden and Presleigh West; and one sister, Carmelita Clark.

Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

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Bob "Gator" Gates
Dec 13, 1925 - Jan 17, 2013

Mr. Bob Gates, age 87, a longtime Corsicana resident known to many as “Gator” went to be with the Lord on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17, 2013, peacefully at Twilight Nursing Home after a brief illness. He was born Dec. 13, 1925 in Denver, Colo. to Charles and Delores Gates. Bob was raised at the Methodist Boys Home in Waco until he joined the Navy in 1942.

Bob worked as a painter by trade and wall paper contractor in Corsicana for many years. He loved to go fishing and grow tomatoes in his garden. The greatest gift Bob gave to his family and many friends was his sense of humor and smile. His smile was special and he loved others around him to be happy. He was a true patriot who loved his country. A veteran of two wars, Bob served his country proudly in both the Navy and the Air Force. He served on the USS Calvert in the South Pacific during WWII going to over 38 countries. He was a veteran of the Korean War.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Corrine; grandson, Christopher Ryan Scoggins; two sisters, Ila Mae Bromberg and Beulah Gates; and a brother Charles Albert Gates.

He is survived by two daughters, Barbara Scoggins of Corsicana who cared for Bob faithfully at her home the past four years, and Cynthia Scoggins and husband Ralph of Corsicana; two twin sons, Alton Gates and wife Lana of Wichita Falls, and Dalton Gates and Jeannie of Greenville; grandchildren, Dustin Scoggins and wife Vicki of Corsicana, Clifton Scoggins, Clayton Richards, Malissa Shults and husband Bobby, Rachel Gates, Dalton Gates, Jr. and Mandy Gates; great grandchildren Hayley Scoggins, Makayla Scoggins, Katelyn Scoggins, Andrew McElwreath, James Scoggins, Ryan Scoggins, Keith Bullard, Kaegan Shults, Bryce Richards and Ethon Scoggins.

Visitation with the family was 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services was 12 Noon Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank all the staff of Twilight Nursing Home for their kindness during our father’s short stay. Also, we would like to thank everyone at Navarro Regional Hospital ER, ICU, and 2nd floor staff, nurses and doctors who took such good care of our father. Hand and Hand Hospice, we thank you for everything you did to comfort our dad. We appreciate every one of you.

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Carl Hayden "Bud" Barham
Jan 1, 1935 - Jan 16, 2013

Carl "Bud" Barham, 78 of Blooming Grove, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. He was born Jan. 1, 1935 in Rice to Nick and Lennie Barham.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He is preceded in death by wife Johnnie Barham in 2012.

He is survived by children Kathy and Billy Christian of Blooming Grove, Nina and Rusty Milne of Blooming Grove, Karen and Steve Long of Corsicana, Karla Gorbet and Alec Hunt of Blooming Grove, Charles Lee Barham of Blooming Grove; sister, Clara Ann Lynch of Lancaster; grandchildren, Michael, Josh, Jeremy, Kyle, Landon, Eric, Colton, Katie, Carlee, Kinley; and great-grandchildren Skylar, Zoie, Peyton, Ella, Jacy, Reese, Makayla, Whit, Jessica, Camden, Alayna; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at the Methodist Church of Blooming Grove with Rev. Nancy Sumners officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Janice (Berry) Palmeri
Jun 16, 1929 - Jan 12, 2013

Janice Berry Palmeri passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 after a long battle with kidney failure.

She was born on June 16, 1929 in Dawson to Jim Berry and Marguerite Howard Berry.

She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1945 and attended Hill County Junior College. Janice also attended Navarro Junior College, where she was one of the “Barrack’s Bunch” and served as president of the Navarro College Ex-students’ Association.

Janice retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company with 40 years of service. She was a member of the Cedar Creek/Redbud Telephone Pioneer Club. She served as president of the Lone Star Chapter of AT&T Telcom Pioneers in Dallas and was voted Retired Pioneer of the Year in 1986. One of her most rewarding experiences was to serve on the Board of Directors for the Navarro County Disabled Citizens.

Janice was a member of the Kinsloe House until she became ill. She served as Manager Cateress for several years after she retired from the Bell Telephone. She loved cooking, collecting recipes and most of all her family.

Mrs. Palmeri was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Donald Palmeri.

She is survived by her sister, Peggy Berry Jordan and husband, Wesley of San Angelo; her brother-in-law Sam Palmeri and wife, Joann of Waco; special nephew and caregiver, Joe Palmeri; special niece and caregiver, Andra Miller; special friends and caregivers, Willie Carter and Jan Dover. Janice is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Kingman, Dr. Shafik, Dr. Updegrove, Dr. Rodriguez, the staff at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village and Cedar Lake Hospice.

Visitation with the family was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana with Rev. Glenn Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Palmeri, Bo Palmeri, Paul Smith, Mike Miller, Vic Miller, Frank Brown, and Jerry Putman. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Miller, Joe Borsellino, David Farrell, John Smith, Paul Ross, and members of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Pioneers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation at
30 East 33rd Street, New York, New York 10016.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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James D. (Bud) Williams
Mar 12, 1924 - Mar 12, 1989

James (Bud) Williams, 65, of Trinidad, died Sunday, March 12, 1989 at Lakeland Medical Center in Athens.

Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial was in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Born March 12, 1924 in Navarro County, Williams had lived in Trinidad since 1965. He was a veteran of WWII and was a retired service station owner.

Survivors are two daughters Marianna Underhill of Buda, and Mical McCord of Rice; one son, Jim Williams of Argyle; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Dollie (Ellis) Williams-Braly
Jun. 19, 1897 - Jul. 31, 1947

MRS. DOLLIE BRALY FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Dollie Braly, aged 50 years, 641 West Collin street, died at the Navarro Clinic Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Missionary Baptist church, of which she was a member. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, E. W. Braly, Corsicana; a son, J. D. Williams, Athens; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Jo Price, Corsicana; four grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Ada Merrell, El Paso, and Mrs. Etta Ellis, Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews were pallbearers.
Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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Cary Alan Price
May 10, 1940 - Jan 2009

Cary Alan Price, 68, of Canton passed away Saturday in Tyler.
He was born May 10, 1940 in Corsicana to Donald F. and Mary Jo Williams Price.
He was a Protestant by faith. He graduated from Sam Houston High School in San Antonio where he was a star football player. He then moved to Dallas in 1960 where he met and married the love of his life. They moved to Canton in 1973. Cary was a car dealer for 49 years in the Dallas-Sherman-Denison and Canton area. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved sports of all kinds.
He was preceded in death by son, Tracy Price.
Surviving are his wife, Diane Price of Canton; daughters, Rinda and Luther Taliaferro of Mabank, and Robyn Huddle of Canton; brother, Jimmy Price of Dallas; grandchildren, Zach and Julie Taliaferro, Breanne and Blake Miles, Cash Price, Alex Zimmerman, Sarah Zimmerman and Andrew Huddle; great-grandchildren, Rylin Price and Hannah Taliaferro; and cousin, Charlie Williams.
Interment will be in Haven of Memories in Canton.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Crow and employees of John Crow Pontiac Buick GMC, Henry Lewis and employees of Lewis Chevrolet and Don Barrier and employees of Canton Motors..

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  • Published in The Herald Democrat from January 27 to January 28, 2009
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Judith Claire (Johnston) Roberts
Apr 16, 1933 - March 26, 2000

Judith Johnston Roberts, 66, of Corsicana went home Sunday, March 26, 2000 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Nancy Schusler officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Roy Tom Cassel III, Mike Fleming, James H. Fortson, Eliot Killebrew, Michael Killebrew, Michael Killebrew Jr. and James Maxwell Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be James Edwin Fortson and Joe B. Fortson III.
Born April 16, 1933 to Eliot A. Johnston and Laura Fortson Johnston, she graduated from Corsicana High School and attended Southern Methodist University. She later married and raised two daughters and a son in Dallas. She worked for several jewelry establishments before returning to Corsicana where she was the business manager for First United Methodist Church of Corsicana. After retiring she became a party animal, filling her life with friends, family and merriment. She was a member of the DAR, president of the First United Methodist UMW, director of First State Bank of Rice, and member of Kinsloe House, Literary Club and various bridge groups. Her lovely presence will be missed by all that knew and loved her.
[She was preceded in death by her father. Survivors include her mother, two daughters, a son, three granddaughters, two grandsons, a great-grandson, two cats (Romeo and Tommy), and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.]
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110; or American Cancer Society, 200 N. 13th St., Suite 102, Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Robert Truman "Jack" Raley
May 19, 1909 - Jul 13, 2000

Truman Raley
Truman Raley, 91, of Corsicana and formerly of Frost, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2000 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin Roughton Chapel with the Rev. G. W. French and the Rev. Teri Hildebrand officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Raley, Jarred Raley, Billy Tallent, Tommy Jenkins, Frankie Don Morris, and Ronny Martin. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Grounds, Neal Crawford, Billy Hargrove and Jody Reese.
Mr. Raley was born May 19, 1909 in Frost. He grew up in the Brushie Prairie and Frost communities where he farmed for many years. He drove the Frost school bus for 27 years. He also co-owned and operated the Putman and Raley Texaco Service Station in Frost for 25 years. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Corsicana.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Monroe and Alice Raley; sons, Thurman Raley and Robert Raley; grandson, Brett Sellers; son-in-law, Billy Jack Seaton; and brothers, Edgar Raley, Joe Raley, Elbert Raley and Jack Raley.
Mr. Raley is survived by his wife of 64 ½ years, Lometa Kelley Raley of Corsicana; daughters, Marceline Seaton of Corsicana and Joyce Raley Sellers and husband David; daughters-in-law, Mickie Raley of Corsicana and Sandra Taylor of Arlington; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Benedict and Pauline Raley of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Margaret Raley of Burleson; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Sue Whorton (Wilkinson) Williamson-Magee
Sep 17, 1913 - Feb 15, 1991

Sue Magee

Sue Wilkinson Magee, 77, of Blooming Grove, died Feb. 15, 1991 at a local hospital.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Methodist Church in Blooming Grove with Skipper French officiating and Barry Fikes assisting. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was a lifelong resident of Blooming Grove and a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Doug Magee of Blooming Grove; a brother, James Wilkinson of Freeport; and a sister, Leliah Beth Wilkinson of Freeport.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Farish, G. B. “Buddy” Pullin, Buddy Ross, Benny Hinkle, D. O. Phillips, Erwin R. Watts and Y. M. Putman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Edward Melton, R. W. George Jr., Ordway Ferrell, C. L. Saunders, D. W. Springer, James Page, and Stokes Armstrong.

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Thomas Dale McAnally
Aug 20, 1941 - Oct 19, 1990

Tom McAnally

Tom McAnally Sr., 49, of Blooming Grove died Oct. 19, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 3 p.m. Sunday at the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Barry Fikes officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy McAnally of Blooming Grove; one son Tommy McAnally of Blooming Grove; two daughters, Louis Hughs of Carrollton and Lee McAnally of Blooming Grove; three brothers, H. D. McAnally and Robert McAnally, both of Lake Dallas and Charles McAnally of Argyle, Texas; three sisters, Ruthie Brashears and Rosie Leath, both of Wichita Falls and Hersel Sanders of Irving; and four grandchildren.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the Blooming Grove Fire Department.

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Lacy Jerald McGraw
Jul 29, 1936 - Sep 25, 1990

Lacy Jerald McGraw

Lacy Jerald McGraw, 54, of Blooming Grove, died Sept. 25, 1990, at his residence.

Services will be 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Terry Skinner officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

He is survived by his father, Fred McGraw of Blooming Grove; his wife, Mary of Blooming Grove; one son, Lacy Stephen McGraw of Irving; two daughters, Charlotte Melton of Corsicana and Monica Castator of Kansas City; four brothers, Thomas McGraw and Donald McGraw, both of Blooming Grove, Alton McGraw of Dallas, and Bob McGraw of Irving; one sister, Jane Ryan of California; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Blake Gillen, Ed Hill, Bill Hargrove, Kenneth Logan, Phil Golden and Jimmy Armstrong.

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Thomas Earl McGraw
Sep 7, 1907 - May 16, 1994

Thomas E. McGraw

Thomas Earl ”Duck” McGraw, 86, of Corsicana, died May 16, 1994, in Corsicana.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in the Rosehill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. Masonic graveside services will be held.

He was born Sept. 7, 1907, in Blooming Grove.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maude Pearl McGraw.

Survivors include his son, Bill E. McGraw of Cedar Creek Lake; his grandson, Mike McGraw of Lake Charles, La.; his granddaughter, Paula Brame of Lake Charles, La.; his brother, Erwin McGraw of Corsicana; two sisters, Dell Phillips of Corsicana and Marie LittleJohn of Milford, Texas; and six great-grandchildren.

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Lena G. (Brown) Phillips
Dec 16, 1893 - Jan 23, 1918

Remains Interred at Blooming Grove.

Mrs. Jas. Phillips, who was reared in Blooming Grove, but whose home had been in Waco for some time, died there Wednesday and the remains were interred at Blooming Grove today. The interred at Blooming Grove today. The deceased is survived by her husband and an infant, and by parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Brown of Blooming Grove.

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Clifton E. “Cliff” Williams
Mar 31, 1880 - Jul 28, 1917

WELL KNOWN YOUNG MAN DIED.

Passed Away in Dallas Today After Long Illness.

Cliff Williams, aged 35 years, and for twelve years railroad mail agent on the Hillsboro branch, with headquarters in Corsicana died in Dallas this morning after a long illness, and the remains passed through here this afternoon for Blooming Grove where interment will take place tomorrow. The deceased was the son of J. H. Williams of Blooming Grove and was reared in this county. More than a year ago the deceased developed lung trouble and went to Carlsbad, Texas for the benefit of his health. He was a young man of sterling worth, always attentive to his duties and had a host of friends who will regret to learn of his death.

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Lula Mae (Randolph) McCullough-Murph
May 15, 1873 - Jul 11, 1918

COUNTY NEWS.

ITEMS OF INTEREST TAKEN FROM COUNTY EXCHANGES.

Mrs. J. A. Murph, a former resident of Frost for many years, died in Dallas last Thursday morning, and was buried in the Frost cemetery Friday morning amidst a large number of friends and relatives.—Frost Star.

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Beldon Lee English
Aug 19, 1911 - Apr 18, 1969

B. L. English

FROST—(Spl.)—Beldon Lee English, a native of the Frost area, who had made his home there all his life, died Friday in a veterans hospital in Marlin.

He was a retired farmer-stockman and a veteran of World War II. He was born Aug. 19, 1911.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Frost United Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Wesley Howard, Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Frost cemetery. The body will lie in state at McCormick Funeral Service until service time.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fannie English of Frost; three sons, Maurice of Decatur, Blake of Ft. Lewis, Wash.; and Jerry of Frost; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lynn Holliefield of Charleston, S. C. and Mrs. Jan Warren of Mertens; a brother A. B. English of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Eunice Ellis of Bronte, Mrs. Rubye Cavanaugh of Houston and Mrs. Eula Ponder of Frost; and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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Donald Franklin Price
Jun 2, 1914 - Oct 12, 1958

Donald F. Price Dies Sunday Of Heart Attack

Donald F. Price, aged 44 years, 1018 South Fifteenth street, Bethlehem Supply Company employe, died of a heart attack at the Navarro Clinic Sunday morning shortly after being stricken at his home.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Ronald Van Price, Corsicana; Carey and Jimmy both of Dallas, and Jerry Price, USAF, Washington, D.C.; a daughter, Mrs. Sharon Adkins, Corsicana; a grandson; father, William F. Price, Corsicana, four brothers, Robert Price, Fort Worth; Thomas Price, Corsicana; Billy Price, Albany, Ga., and Sgt. C. O. Price, Columbus, Ga.; a sister, Mrs. J. H. Harkley, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Corley Funeral Home early Monday afternoon pending the arrival of relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday - October 13, 1958
  • h/o Mary Jo (Williams) Price who is the d/o James Spurgeon Williams & Dollie (Ellis) Williams

William Wilkinson
abt 1903 - Jan. 7, 1916

DIED AT STATE HOME.

Corsicana Inmate Passes Away as Result of Pneumonia.

William Wilkinson, aged thirteen years, died at the State Orphan Home last night of pneumonia, and the remains were interred in the Home cemetery this afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. B. W. Vining officiating.

William was a promising and good boy and the superintendent of the Home, the teachers and all his boy and girl associates are pained at his death.

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Maxie Lillian Calvert
Sep 22, 1909 - Oct 23, 1918

STATE HOME HARD HIT.

Two Deaths and 375 in Bed With Influenza

The State Home is being hard hit by influenza, there being two deaths there last night and 375 are in bed sick. This number includes nearly all the employees along with the children in conversation with Superintendent Barnett this he said that he and the engineer are now the only men at the home who were able to go and that he was having a hard time but doing the best he could. The children who died were both little girls, each about nine years old, and both were Navarro County children.

Maxie Calvert, one of these was put in the home by here mother who lived then at Jester, but has married again and lives near Justin in Denton county. The other little girl, Katie Lee Willis, has a father living in Corsicana. Both will be buried at the State Home Cemetery unless Mr. Barnett receives other instructions.

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Katie May Willis
Dec 12, 1907 - Oct 23, 1918

STATE HOME HARD HIT.

Two Deaths and 375 in Bed With Influenza

The State Home is being hard hit by influenza, there being two deaths there last night and 375 are in bed sick. This number includes nearly all the employees along with the children in conversation with Superintendent Barnett this he said that he and the engineer are now the only men at the home who were able to go and that he was having a hard time but doing the best he could. The children who died were both little girls, each about nine years old, and both were Navarro County children.

Maxie Calvert, one of these was put in the home by here mother who lived then at Jester, but has married again and lives near Justin in Denton county. The other little girl, Katie Lee Willis, has a father living in Corsicana. Both will be buried at the State Home Cemetery unless Mr. Barnett receives other instructions.

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Charles Wray
abt 1895 - May 1917

NEWS OVER COUNTY.

Items of Interest Gathered From Columns of Exchanges.


Chas. Wray, the 22 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Wray died Friday and was buried Saturday at Emmett. Rev. Osbourne conducting the services. Mr. Wray was confined to his bed only two days before his death. Besides his parents the deceased leaves a wife and one child and three brothers and five sisters.—Frost Star.

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Kenneth Wayne Bruner
June 27, 1922 - Apr 13, 1993

Kenneth "Cotton" Bruner, 70, of Corsicana, died April 13, 1993.
Graveside services were 2 p.m. Thursday at the Kerens City cemetery with the Rev. Bill Nichols officiating. Services were under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

He was a veteran of World War II. He retired from the Texas Highway Department after 20 years of service.

Survivors include a son, Will H. Bruner of Corsicana; three brothers, Joe Bruner of Midland, Harold Dean Bruner of Abilene and Sammy Bruner of Snyder, Texas; and one sister, Bessie Stovall of Plano.

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Geneva (Simmons) Layfield
Sep 11, 1910 - May 10, 1993

Geneva Layfield, 82, of Mesquite, died May 10, 1993.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Paschal Funeral Chapel in Kerens, with the Rev. Doug Axtell officiating. Burial will be in the Kerens City cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Jimmie Nell Stewart of Mesquite; one grandson, Chad Alan Stewart of Mesquite; and two brothers, Arlon Simmons of Corsicana and A.L. Simmons of Richardson.

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Donie Audry (Johnston) Alsup-Kouri-Young
Jan 6, 1909 - May 21, 1993

Donie Johnston Young, 84, of Corsicana, died May 21, 1993 in Corsicana.

Graveside services are pending with Corley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Kerens City cemetery with the Rev. Leon Johnston officiating.

She was born Jan. 6, 1909 in Kerens. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cliff Young.

Survivors include one son Habib Kouri Jr. of Corsicana; one daughter, Jean Young of Corsicana; one son-in-law, Leroy Young of Corsicana; one granddaughter, Dona and Richard Cole of College Station; two great-grandchildren, Candice Mayo and Matthew Cole, both of College Station; three sisters, Gracie Rendon of Kerens, Ann Hough of Scarsdale, N.Y. and Lottie Caskey of Corsicana; and many nieces and nephews.

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Walker Pitmon "Red" Ingram
Aug 18, 1907 - Jun 1, 1993

W.P. Red Ingram, 85, of Kerens, died June 1, 1993, in Kerens.

Services were 2 p.m. Thursday in the First United Methodist Church in Kerens, with the Rev. Claude Davison, the Rev. Doug Axtell and the Rev. Johnny McCord officiating. Burial was in the Kerens City cemetery under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home.

He was born Aug. 18, 1907, in Kerens and had lived all of his life in Kerens. He was the owner and operator of the Ingram Grocery Store in Kerens for 52 years. He was the secretary of the Kerens City Cemetery Association for many years. He was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church. The Ingram family was one of the first families to settle in the eastern part of Navarro County in 1870.

Survivors include his wife, Maggie Ingram of Kerens; one daughter and son-in-law, Janie Lu and Mike Everheart of Irving; one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Bonnie Ingram of Dallas; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Ingram, Pat Everheart, Todd Everheart, Matthew Everheart, Richard Baxter, Jack Bradley and Bryant Ratliff.

Honorary pallbearers are members of the Rustler Class including Homer Roe, Hays Hoskin, Hardy Mayo, B.M. Kent, Ranall Coleman, Tillman Reed and Henry Atkeisson.

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Lena Ethel Inmon
Mar 21, 1897 - Jun 22, 1993

Ethel Inmon, 96, of Kerens, died June 22, 1993.

Private graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Kerens City cemetery with the Rev. Claude Davison officiating. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Kerens.

She was born March 21, 1897 in Long Prairie Community. She attended North Texas Teacher's College and the University of Texas at Austin. She taught school for 51 years in the Corsicana, Rice, Tyler and Kerens school districts. At the time of her retirement she was principal of the Kerens Elementary School. She was a member of the Kerens Garden Club and Kerens Music Club. She was treasurer of the First Methodist Church of Kerens for many many years. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Kerens. Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two nieces and nehpews-in-law, Mary and Bill Knott and Annette and Gary Hooker; one great-nephew, John R. Knott; two great-nieces, Laurie Cohan and Julie Hooker; and one sister-in-law, Pauline Inmon.

Honorary pallbearers will be R.J. Henderson, Alvin Inmon, Marvin Henderson, John Floyd, Leroy Floyd, J.B. Floyd, and Earl Henderson.

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Velma Lee (Lowe) Bell
Jan 31, 1901 - Jun 25, 1993

Velma Lee Lowe Bell, 92, of Corsicana, died June 25, 1993 in Fort Worth.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home, with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Kerens Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 31, 1901, in Kerens. She and her husband, Thomas Mack Bell, are remembered as owning and operating the Cabell's Minit Market at the corner of Collins and Main streets in Corsicana for more than 68 years.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce Bell and Max Hancock of Fort Worth; son and daughter-in-law, Elmo and Margaret Bell of Dallas; brothers and sisters-in-law, Chester and Dura Lowe of Kerens, Morgan and Martha Faye (Jim) Lowe of Corsicana; two sisters-in-law, Iona Lowe of Kerens and Merle Bell Carson of Corpus Christi; one brother-in-law, Thalbert Bell of Tomball; four grandchildren, Dr.
William Bell of Winston-Salem, N.C., Sherrie Seawright of Arlington, Lisa Woodruff of Dallas, and Jim Hancock of Dallas; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be G.T. Denson, June Clark, Don Tekell, John Ed Ingham, Joe Sims and Bill Honea.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Corsicana or the Lottie Moon Mission Offering.

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Dr. Howard Martin Katz III
Jan 5, 1946 - Jan 10, 2013

Dr. Howard Martin Katz III, age 67, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at Medical City Dallas.

Howard was born Jan. 5, 1946 in Chatanooga, Tenn. to Howard M. Katz, Jr. and Sarah Holmes Katz. He graduated from Oklahoma State University and received his Medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine.

Howard loved driving around listening to rock music playing loudly on his car radio. He was an avid gun collector and loved to read all types of books, and was a real history buff. He loved spending time with his four-legged pals; Bella, Miss Kittie, and Bart.

Dr. Katz was preceded in death by his parents.

Howard is survived by his wife, Wendy; his daughter Salli Katz of Chatanooga, Tenn.; son, Howard M. Katz, IV and wife, Jennifer of Fort Drum, N.Y.; step-daughters, Tara Humphrey and husband, Tyrone, of Blooming Grove and Mandy Humphrey of Corsicana. He is also survived by four grandchildren; Devon and Kenadi Hood of Blooming Grove, Madison Katz and Cayli Trent of Fort Drum, N.Y.

Visitation with the family will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 following the visitation at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana with Mr.  David Van Zandt officiating. Burial will follow on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at Rabbittown Baptist Cemetery in Annison, Ala.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Humane Society of Navarro County, P.O. Box 1734, Corsicana, Texas 75151-1734.

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Mary Elizabeth (Szenasy) Levy
May 24, 1925 - Jan 10, 2013

Mary Elizabeth Levy of Waco passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mary was born May 24, 1925, in Corsicana to Andy and Mae Szenasy. She married Isaac (Sonny) Levy on Nov. 25, 1972. They lived all their married life in Waco.

Mary graduated from Corsicana High School and received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Baylor University. She worked in the Corsicana Public Library for 20 years, most of time as head librarian. She was a WISD librarian after her marriage to Isaac.

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana and sang in the church choir, and was a member of Columbus Avenue Baptist after moving to Waco. She loved music, gardening, the outdoors and adored her cats. She always put her husband as her #1 priority. She considered her nephews and wives as her children.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Garry Gobell; and all her siblings.

She is survived by her husband, Isaac Levy; nephews, Neil Van Stavern and wife, Virginia, of College Station, Phil Van Stavern and wife, Barbara, of Oklahoma City, and William Levy of Grand Prairie.

Memorials may be made to Fuzzy Friends Rescue of Waco.

Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home in Waco is in charge of arrangements.

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Johnny Charles Johnson
July 2, 1934 - Dec 10, 2012

Johnny Charles Johnson was born on July 2, 1934 to Lewis Johnson and Mary Belle York Johnson in Italy, Texas. He attended schools in the Ellis and Dallas County Independent School District.

He served in the National Guard for two years. He was employed as an independent contractor for many years owning his own business.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Johnson, father, Lewis Johnson; brothers, Carl Donald and Lewis Johnson; sister, Shirley Howard; daughter, Louanne Johnson, grandson, Brandson Johnson and great great grandson, Kaiden Williams.

On December 10, 2012, Mr. Johnny Johnson was called home, joining his parents in Heaven. He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Loretta Johnson; daughter, Robin Rodriguez; Jeanne Mattox, Chris Willougby, Delana Spencer, Jody Cheryl Johnson and Tracy Grimes; sons, Johnny C. Johnson Jr., Jodee Parham and Kerry Grimes; 17 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, others relatives and friends.

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William Norton Vinson
June 19, 1918 - Aug 28, 1949


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Robert Harvey Parrish
May 19, 1905 - Apr 11, 1993

Robert Harvey Parrish, 87, of Dawson, died April 11, 1993, in Wortham Nursing Center.

Graveside services were 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Dawson Cemetery, with the Rev. David Bugg officiating. Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard was in charge of arrangements.

He was born May 19, 1905, in Spring Hill near Dawson and had lived most of his life near Dawson. He was a resident of Mexia for 10 years and was a retired farmer, rancher and business man. He also was a member of the Navarro Mills Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Nealy Parrish, and a grandson, Mike McNutt.

Survivors include his wife, Cleo Matthews Parrish of Dawson; three daughters, Kitty McNutt, Betty Holder and Judy Graham, all of Dawson; three sisters, Etta Elrod of Wortham, Olie McCallaster of Dawson and Emily Odom of Golhson; three grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.

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Joseph Jack Sykes
Oct 14, 1903 - May 2, 1993

Joseph Jack Sykes, 89, of Corsicana, died May 2, 1993, at MelHaven Convelescent Center.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Dawson Cemetery, with Bill Honea officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, James Sykes of Corsicana and J.B. Sykes of Waco; two daughters, Wanda Lee Shipley of Baytown and Bernice Hecker of Royle City, Wash.; one brother, Wendle Sykes of Corsicana; two sisters, Minnie Lee Calhoun of Corsicana, and Bloosom Michaels of Mexia; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Corsicana Emergency Corps, attention Chief James Sykes.

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Flora (Adams) Cosby
Dec 6, 1897 - May 9, 1993

Flora A. Cosby, 95, of Dawson, died May 9, 1993, in a Hubbard Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard, with Elder L. B. Hardin and Elder James Henthorn officiating.
Burial will be in Dawson Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 6, 1897, in Amity, Ark. She was a resident of Dawson for the past 17 years and had lived in Oak Cliff since 1948 before moving to Dawson. She was a member of the Marsallis Primitive Baptist Church of Oak Cliff and attended the Primitive Baptist Church of Hubbard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Cosby, and one son, Billy Edgar Cosby.

Survivors include two sons, Tommy D. Cosby of Sims, Ark., and Noah L.
Cosby of Quinlan; three daughters, Coymae Prater and Polly Howell, both of Dawson, and Ruth Almond of Carrollton; one brother, Hubert Adams of Amity, Ark.; one sister, Lizzie Baker of Glenwood, Ark.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

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Nolan W. "Dick" Adams
Aug 2, 1911 - Jun 17, 1993

Nolan W. Adams, 81, of Dawson, died June 17, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Dawson, with the Rev. Keat Seuser officiating. Burial will be in Dawson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

He was born Aug. 2, 1911, in the Spring Hill community near Dawson. He was raised in the Spring Hill area and lived in Arlington where he was in the maintenance department in the public schools. He was a resident of Dawson for the past 15 years. He was employed in Precinct 1 of Navarro County. He was a farmer and a member of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Arlington.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Robbie Nell Adams of Dawson; one daughter, Nelda Ann Gentile of Dallas; two brothers, Fred (Buck) Adams of Corsicana, and Rufus H. Adams of Terrell; one sister, Elna Jane McCulloch of Garland; one granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Beatrice Freeze
Sep 26, 1916 - Jul 2, 1993

Beatrice Freeze, 76, of Corsicana, died July 2, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday in Dawson Cemetery, with her nephew Dr. Kent Marrs and George Merriman officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Sept. 26, 1916, in Coleman County, and had been a resident of Navarro County for 71 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor M. Freeze, in 1974, and her son, Victor O. Freeze, in 1986.

Survivors include one daughter, Jeanie Teetz of Corsicana; one brother, Doyle Marrs of Corsicana; one daughter-in-law, Loretta Freeze of Duncanville; two sisters-in-law, Nola Jones of Corsicana and Leola Marrs of Keller; four grandchildren, Brena Teetz and Todd Teetz, both of Corsicana; Gary Freeze of Albuquerque, N.M., and Chad Freeze of Duncanville; and one great-grandchild, Amber Freeze of Albuquerque, N.M.

Pallbearers will be Todd Teetz, Gary Freeze, Chad Freeze, Leslie Cotten, Jimmy Johnson and Jackie Teague.

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George W. Peppel
abt 1943 - Jan 9, 2013

George W. Peppel, 69, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 in Arlington.

George retired this past April from Oil State Ind. in Arlington. He and his wife Betty Peppel had recently sold their home in Mansfield, and moved to their home at Richland Chambers Lake in Corsicana. George was a Texas Registered Mechanical Engineer. He has numerous patents for medical, highway, offshore oil products and airport equipment.

He is survived by his loving wife Betty Peppel; children, Matt Peppel, Janene Johnson, Teresa Wallace, and Sherry Bishop; and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral Mass will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at Saint Jude Catholic Church of Mansfield. Burial will be at Skyvue Memorial Gardens.

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Preston Patterson
Nov 2, 1936 - Jan 4, 2013

Preston Patterson passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in Florida at the age of 76.

He was born Nov. 2, 1936 in Wortham.

Preston retired from the Corsicana TxDOT after almost 40 years of service in the engineering department. He served as a member of the Corsicana Emergency Corps and the Corsicana Police Reserves. He coached both boys and girls Little League. He loved playing dominos with his grandson and several of his friends. He also loved his church home, Calvary Baptist Church of Fairfield.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Auther Patterson, Bernard Patterson and Sidney Patterson; and three sisters, Nell Burleson, Clareese Chambers and Mary Ridge.

Preston is survived by his wife of 56 years, Earlene Patterson; children, Pam Dolati of Carrolton, Steve Patterson and wife Jeanetta of New Harmony, and Sandra Epoulipiy and husband Cam of St. Cloud, Fla. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Holly Denbow and husband Steven, Roy Ortega, Brian Patterson, Elizabeth Dolati, Zachery Patterson and Sebastian Patterson; as well as great grandchildren, Landon Denbow, Lauren Denbow and Lance Denbow. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, as well as a brother, George Patterson and wife Mar Jo; and sister, Jeannie Trojacek and husband Otto.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfield. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Fairfield.

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Valda Dean (Lonon) Bonner
Mar 31, 1934 - Jan 8, 2013

Valda Dean Lonon Bonner, 78, of Corsicana went home to be with her Lord and Savior at Navarro Regional Hospital with all of family by her side on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.

Valda was born March 31, 1934 to Valon and Nora Ware Lonon at Powell. Valda was a 4-H Leader for over 20 years and supported 4-H and FFA. She taught Sunday School at Powell Baptist Church and Northside Baptist where she was a member. Valda retired from Medical Arts Clinic after 23 years of dedicated service. After retirement, her house quickly became the hang out for all her grandchildren and their friends. She became known as Gran to all that stopped by. Gran’s house was stocked with their favorite drinks and her kitchen was always open. Gran loved all of “her kids” as she called them. They knew they could call her or stop by anytime day or night. Gran loved to attend basketball and football games to watch her grandkids play. Her voice could always be heard above all others. Valda never met a stranger.

Valda is preceded in death by her parents, Valon and Nora Ware Lonon of Powell; brothers, Afton Lonon, Terry Lonon; brother, George Lonon and wife Delia Lonon; and daughter, Ledenna Kay Bonner.

Survivors include daughter, Pat Reed and her favorite son-in-law Joe Reed of Barry; son, Wayne Bonner and her favorite daughter-in-law Amy Bonner of Retreat; grandchildren, Allison Rogers and husband Ryan, Adam Bonner, Andrew Bonner and wife Casey, Russell Reed and wife Audrey, all of Corsicana; Jacob Reed of Barry and Scott Reed of College Station; great grandchildren, Lillie Reed, Jaxson Reed and Will Rogers. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; inherited daughter, Diane Dixon Mannon of Irving; special friend, Sarah Roberts of Corsicana; and all of her adopted kids and grandkids.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gene Gipson and the Rev. Amy Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Baumgartner, Joe Harrell, Josh Tackett, Dan Kent, Clayton VanLoocke and G. L. Thomas.

Special thanks to the staff at Heritage Oaks West, Dr. Kent Rogers and the ICU Unit at Navarro Regional Hospital for the loving care and attention they selflessly gave Valda.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Navarro County 4-H, 300 W.
Third Ave, Corsicana, Texas 75110; or to the Navarro County Go Texan Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 917, Corsicana, Texas 75151.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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