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Billy Joe Murray
Sep 11, 1933 - Jan 12, 1991

Billy Murray

Billy Joe Murray, 57, of Blooming Grove, died Jan. 12, 1990 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Barry Fikes officiating. Burial will follow in Rosehill cemetery. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn Murray of Blooming Grove; one son, Billy Joe Murray Jr., of Blooming Grove; four daughters, Tina Marie Blevins of Arlington, Jonie Ivie of Purdon, Tina Blocato of Bedford and Toni Cunningham of Emerson; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother,
Nelson Murray of Mexia; one sister, Frances Shults of Purdon.

Pallbearers will be Bud Hargrove, Jim Miller, Kenneth Denny, Bobby Mays, Jimmy Crook and Richard Ivey. Honorary pallbearers are Gary Price, Arnold Wilson, David Bowling, Reggie Busby and Stinky Biggar.

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Mary Alice "Gal" (Barr) Owen
Feb 22, 1934 - Jul 11, 1995

Mary Gal Owen

Mary (Gal) Owen, 61, of Emhouse, died July 11, 1995, in Emhouse.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be Joe Hambrick, Billy McNabb, Newt Bond, Charles O’Neal, Dorsey Richards and Frank Palmer.

Mrs. Owen was born Feb. 22, 1934, in Navarro County.

She is survived by her husband, Billy (Sonny) Owen of Emhouse; her daughter, Valerie Hawkins of Copeville; her son, Ross Owen of Mesquite; two brothers, John Barr of Longview and Robert Barr of Washington; her sister, Evelyn Wright of Dallas; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Owen was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna Wynn.

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Nannie Love (McSpadden) Hester-Padget
Mar 25, 1891 - Mar 28, 1978

Mrs. Padget

BLOOMING GROVE - Services were to be at 3 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Nannie Love Padget, 87, resident of Blooming Grove, who died yesterday at her home.

The Rev. Leroy Reaves and the Rev. James Peppers were to officiate, with burial following at Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove. Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Lula Westbrook of Kaufman and Mrs. Fred Forrest of Dallas; two brothers, Justin McSpadden and Seth McSpadden, both of Blooming Grove and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Justin McSpadden, Jr., Danny McSpadden, Jerald McSpadden, Ralph McSpadden, Jeffery Crider, Richard M. Sanders, Billy Hewitt, and James Donnell.

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Eula Lee (Alderman) Page
Aug 22, 1889 - Oct 29, 1981

Mrs. Eula Page

Mrs. Eula Page, 92, of Blooming Grove, died Thursday at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Service is pending at the Blooming Grove Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include one son, James G. Page, of Blooming Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Melba Winfield, of Grandbury, Mrs. Elsie Bell, of McAllen; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Ella Alderman, of Mexia.

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Buena Vista Page
Jan 10, 1898 - Jan 11, 1981

Miss Buena V. Page

Miss Buena V. Page died Sunday in her Corsicana residence.

Service is 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Wood and the Rev. Alfred Dorsett officiating. Burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

She is survived by sister Miss Nell Page, of Corsicana; two brothers, Fleet W. Page, of Richland Hills, Ralph E. Page, of Blooming Grove; and one niece and two nephews.

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Miss Buena V. Page

Pallbearers for the 2 p.m. Wednesday funeral service of Miss Buena V. Page, who died Sunday in her Corsicana home, will be J. T. Hill, Robert Thurston, Gary Mahoney, Roy Reed, Robert Fulton, and J. W. Caskey.

The service will be in the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Wood and the Reverand Alfred Dorsett officiating. Burial will be in the Rosefield Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

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Nell Pearl Page
Feb 12, 1909 - Jun 27, 2000

Nell Page

Nell Page of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Dr. Robert M. Young officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 12, 1909 in Mt. Pleasant to William Meek and Rosa Ella Page. She was a school teacher for many years in Titus County and in Dallas schools. She was a member of Westminister Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Fleetwood Page; and sisters, Buena Page and Vessie Page.

Survivors include her brother, Ralph E. Page of Blooming Grove, one niece and two nephews.

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August "Guss" Patterson
Aug 31, 1897 - Mar 14, 1967

G. A. Patterson Rites Tuesday

Guss A. Patterson, 69, retired Texas Highway Engineering department employe, 616 North Main street, died in Memorial hospital early Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Central Baptist church in Blooming Grove with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church; Rev. A. F. Sanders, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, and Rev. Bob Northcutt, pastor of the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.

Patterson was a member of Missionary Baptist Church here and was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for 50 years before uniting with the local church. He was a 32 degree Mason, holding membership in the Blooming Grove lodge, was a Shriner, past master and a past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Lee Patterson, Corsicana; two sons, G. W. Patterson, Blooming Grove, and J. W. Patterson, Dallas; eight grandchildren, five3 sisters, Mrs. Ida Smith, Slaton; Mrs. J. W. Green, San Angelo; Mrs. Clarence King and Mrs. Ruby Boyd, both of Fort Worth, and Mrs. George Green, Blooming Grove and other relatives.

Masons will have charge of the graveside rites.

Pallbearers will be Ewing Woodall, Floyd Armstrong, Bryan Denn, W. A. Haden, Drew Gillen and Lloyd Simpson.

Griffin directs.

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Otis Wyatt Perry
Apr 26, 1935 - Jul 18, 1988

Otis Perry

Otis Perry, 53, of Irving, died July 18, 1988.

Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church in Irving. Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Mr. Perry was a resident of Irving and was born and raised in Blooming Grove. He is survived by one sister, Macie Lee Sykes of Plano, and four brothers, Otho R. Perry and Earl Perry, both of Dallas; J. W. Perry of Temple, and Charles Perry of Irving.

Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

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Ethel (Bunch) Pevehouse
Sep 9, 1900 - Aug 21, 1985

Ethel Pevehouse

Mrs. C. D. (Ethel) Pevehouse, 84, of Corsicana, died Wednesday morning at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service is 1 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Dr. Tom Graves officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, a retired school teacher with 44 years service, former principal at Blooming Grove High School and Petty’s Chapel School.

Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Esther Moore and Mrs. E. D. Reed, both of Corsicana, Mrs. Roy Wilson of Gainsville and Mrs. T. G. Field of Longview; nieces; and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Gladys Lucille (Garvin) Green
Mar 29, 1913 - July 7, 1993

Lucille Green, 80, of Corsicana, died July 7, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Barry Fikes officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery.

She was a former resident of Blooming Grove.

Survivors include one son, Calvin Green of Baytown; one daughter, Sammie Freeman of Orcale, Ariz.; two brothers, Earl Garvin and John Garvin, both of Lancaster; four sisters, Faye Ingram of Grand Prairie, Sue Brumbelow of Terrell, Mearl Southard of Blooming Grove and Billie Christie of Kerens; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Larry Christie, Mike Garvin, Kenneth Southard, Steve Nicholson and Harold Riddlehuber.

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Martha Ann (Gantt) Sheppard
Dec 7, 1911 - Dec 27, 1993

Martha Ann Sheppard, 82, of Humble, died Dec. 27, 1993.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Houston Sheppard and Mr. Gene Hill officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery.

She was a former resident of Blooming Grove.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Sheppard Sr., in 1972, and one son, Robert Owen Sheppard, in 1987.

Survivors include one son, William Earl Sheppard Jr. of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Rosie Hill of Boise, Idaho, and Patricia Vaughn of Houston; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Nancy Gantt Garrison of Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Sheppard, Bobby Steele, Dennis Reames, Hank Wood, David Hill, Alvin Brown and Darwin Brown.

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Lena Irvin (Watkins) Johnston
Aug 3, 1895 - Oct 29, 1993

Lena I. Johnston, 98, died Oct. 29, 1993, in Grand Prairie.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home, with the Rev. Freddy Johnston officiating. Burial will follow in the Dresden Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 3, 1895, in Alabama.

Survivors include two sons, Joe Johnston of Dallas and Charlie Wayne Johnston of Bonham; one daughter, Eva Lee Johnston Tacket of Grand Prairie; two brothers, Charlie Watkins of Corsicana and Jesse Watkins of Alpine; one sister, Bessie Griffin of McGregor; seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Hal Johnston, and a son, Clyde Johnston.

Pallbearers will be Carmack Watkins, Terry Tackett, Mike Johnston, Gary Ratalaff, Robert Watkins and gregory Ratalaff.

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John Wylie Burns
Nov 24, 1876 - May 21, 1956

John W. Burns Expires Monday

John W. Burns, 79, retired Bethlehem Supply Company employee, died at the family home, 1216 West Twelfth avenue Monday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by J.C. Bristow, Jehovah Witness minister.

Born, November 24, 1876 in Blount County, Ala., Burns resided in the Frost community for years before moving to Corsicana.

Surviving are a son; Jack W. Burns, Corsicana; three grandchildren, three brothers, Clyde Burns, Snyder; Robert and Fred Burns, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Smith, Tomball; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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John W. Burns Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for John W. Burns, 77, retired Bethlehem Supply Company employe, who died at his home, 1216 West Twelfth avenue, Monday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

The rites were conducted by J. C. Bristow, Jehovah Witness minister.

A native of Alabama, Burns resided in the Frost area prior to moving to Corsicana a number of years ago.

Surviving are a son, Jack B. Burns, Corsicana; three grandchildren; three brothers, Clyde Burns, Snyder; Robert and Fred Burns, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Smith, Tomball, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Curtis Williams, Frank Leathers, Sam Nagy, Tom Stringer, Hub Hale and Albert Mooneyhan.

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Nellie Lane (Parker) Taylor
Jul 02, 1900 - Dec 06, 1993

Mrs. Nellie Lane Parker Taylor, 93, of Marshall, died Dec. 6, 1993 in Longview.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Dresden Cemetery near Corsicana under the direction of The Sullivan Family of Funeral Directors in Marshall. dr. Hollie Atkinson will officiate.

She was born July 2, 1900, in Clarksville, Texas, to William Richard Parker and Willie Anna Power Parker. She was a seamstress and homemaker and moved to Marshall from Corsicana. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Marshall and was active in her Sunday school class.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude E. Taylor, in 1969, and her son, C. D. "Bud" Taylor in 1986.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Rubye Nell Taylor and John Barr of Longview; one daughter-in-law, Marie Taylor of Marshall; five grandchildren, Jennifer Taylor Dimmitt and Nancy Taylor Palmer, both of Marshall, Johnny Taylor of Midlothian, Nelda Barr Oswalt of Longview, and Janis Barr Hopkins of Keller; and two great-grandchildren, Daniel and Kasey Oswalt, both of Longview.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Taylor, Mark Dimmitt, Ray Palmer, Bob Hopkins and Billy Oswalt.

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Flora Belle (Miller) Hounshell
Aug 31, 1921 - Dec 11, 1993

Flora B. Hounshell, 72, of Frost, died Dec. 11, 1993, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday in the Dresden Cemetery, with the Rev. Randy Pell of the Navarro Mills Baptist Church officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Aug. 21, 1921, in Weir, Kan.

Survivors include her husband, Hershell V. Hounshell of Frost; one son, Larry Wayne Hounshell of DeSoto; and two brothers, Robert Miller of Houston and Donny Miller of California.

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Marcus Antonious Jackson
June 19, 1930 - Dec 21, 1993

Marcus A. Jackson, 63, of Frost, died Dec. 21, 1993, at the VA Hospital in Temple.

Services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with Bill Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.

He was retired from the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Mickie Jackson of Corsicana; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Kim Welch of Blooming Grove, Debbie and Ron Franks of Frost, and Marsha and Kelly Page of Blooming Grove; two brothers, D.L. Jackson of Pasadena, and H.B. Jackson of Houston; and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dan Jackson, Johnny Watkins, Melvin Watkins, Gary Watkins, George Page, Charlie Ferrell and Billy Gene Stubbs.

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Linda Ann (Crecelius) McCulloch
Aug 14, 1938 - Dec 26, 1993

Linda Ann McCulloch, 55, of Mesquite, died Dec. 26, 1933 at her residence.

Services were 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Burial was in Dresden Cemetery.

She was a member of the Town East Baptist Church. She worked for 25 years at Thors Tool Company.

She was preceded in death by her father, Weldon Crecelius, and a brother, Donnie crecelius.

Survivors include her mother, Bid Crecelius of DeSoto; her husband, Jerry McCulloch of Mesquite; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Kathy McCulloch of Mesquite; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Rusty Sporiel of Mesquite; one brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Shirley Crecelius of Duncanville; four grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Jerry and Joyce Williams of Corsicana; a foster son and his wife, Joel and Elvia Reeves of Mesquite; and her parents-in-law, Lorean and Buddie McCulloch of Corsicana.

Nephews served as pallbearers.

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Edna Cordia (Lewis) McNabb
Aug 23, 1904 - Dec 26, 1993

Mrs. Homer "Edna McNabb, 89, of Corsicana, died Dec. 26, 1993 in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.

She was a member of First Baptist Church and taught Sunday School for many years. She was an Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Jewell Putman, and a brother, Loyd Lewis.

Survivors include her husband, Homer McNabb of Corsicana; two sons, Billy McNabb and Bronnie McNabb, both of Corsicana; three sisters Mrs. Italy Parrish of Dawson, Mrs. Steen Parrish of Navarro Mills and Kathlyn Garner of Navarro; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Georgia Carroll Brown
Mar 5, 1917 - Nov 21, 1993

Georgia Carroll Brown, 76, of Malakoff, died Nov. 21, 1993 at East Texas Medical Center in Athens.

Funeral services are scheduled for noon, Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, 220 West Mitchum Street in Malakoff, with the Rev. Bruce Bradford and the Rev. Nathan Carter officiating. Burial will be in Steen Cemetery in Malakoff. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brown's Mortuary Chapel in Malakoff.

She was born March 5, 1917 in Navarro County and had been a long time resident of Malakoff. She was a retired school teacher having taught in Cross Roads, Cayuga and Malakoff. She was a graduate of Texas College in Tyler and had taken advanced studies at Prairie View A&M University, North Texas and East Texas State University and Commonwealth College of Mortuary Science. She and her husband, I.W. Brown, owned and operated Brown's Mortuary in Malakoff. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Cross Roads. Retired Teachers Association American Business and Professional Women, Rose City Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction, president of the Housing Authority in Malakoff, Friends of the Library and the Toast Masters Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, I.W. Brown.

Survivors include, one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Jacquleine Brown of Malakoff; two sisters, Navelle Williams and Willie Mae Westbrook; one brother, Paul Carroll; two brothers-in-law, Joe Westbrook and Norton Cloud, of Ft. Worth; three grandchildren, foster children, Reshema Taylor, Dorothy Cain, Jacqulyn and Johnny Davis; and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Hall, Philip Hall, Willie B. Williams, Virgil Jackson, Bonnie Ray Greene and Lawrence Polk.

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Joyce Rae (Eastham) Martin
Feb 9, 1950 - Nov 30, 1993

Joyce Rae Martin, 43, of Moody, died Nov. 30, 1993, at Providence Health Center in Waco.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Mt. Antioch Cemetery near Mt. Calm, with the Rev. Duane Brooks and the Rev. Cecil Thompson officiating. Aderhold Funeral Home in West is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Feb. 9, 1950, in Corsicana. She married James Henry Martin on Nov. 14, 1985, in Robinson. She was a homemaker and a member of Moody Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, James H. Martin of Moody; her mother, Betty Sheffield of Axtell; her father, Raymond Eastham of Dallas; one son, Brandon Milligan of Moody; two daughters, Michelle Lyon and Noel Milligan, both of Moody; two step-sons, Lem Martin and Jarod Martin, both of Moody; one step-daughter, Shanna Martin of San Antonio; five brothers, Jack Sheffield of Fort Worth, Mike Sheffield of Segoville, Rick Sheffield and Rodney Sheffield, both of Axtell, and Mark Sheffield of Tyler; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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Jessie M. Ross
abt 1904 - Dec 12, 1993

Jessie M. Ross, 89, of Corsicana, died Dec. 12, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Olive Grove Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Aubry Hart officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial cemetery in Dallas under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

She was retired from Noddies Company in Dallas.

Survivors include two grandsons, Darrow Walker and James Walker, both of Dallas; four great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Robbie Gee of Corsicana and Norene Sanford of Fort Worth.

Pallbearers will be Darrow Walker, James Walker, Gussie Gee, Buford Gee, Harold Jackson and Darrow Walker II.

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Ruth L. (McManus) Wilson
Aug 29, 1920 - Dec 19, 1993

Services for Ruth L. Wilson, 73, Athens, are scheduled for 1 p.m.
Wednesday at the Carroll-Lehr Memorial Chapel in Athens with Rev. Vergie Williams officiating.

Burial will be at the Shelby Chapel Cemetery in Henderson County.

Mrs. Wilson died Sunday afternoon at her residence after a long illness.

She was born Aug. 29, 1920, in Navarro County to Lawrence and Lucy Ann Blackmon McManus and had been a resident of Athens most of her life.
She was a Baptist and worked in ceramics for 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence McManus. She was active in Girl Scouts as a Girl Scout leader.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Lloyd Lee and Judy Wilson and Bobby Ray and Sherry Wilson; daughter and son-in-law, Ruth Ann and Tommy Durden; mother, Lucy McManus; two brothers, Chester McManus and William Henderson, all of Athens; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; a nephew and a niece.

Memorial may be made to the Hospice of East Texas, 1909A Rickety Lane, Tyler, Texas 75703.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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  • Athens Daily Review - Tuesday, Dec 21, 1993
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Racy Jack Johnson
Sept 20, 1901 - Dec 25, 1993

Racy Jack Johnson, 92, of Granbury, died Dec. 25, 1993 in Granbury.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial was in Wortham Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 20 1901 in Equilla, Texas. He had lived in Eurrie and Corsicana. He was a former rancher and oilman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Willetta Magness Johnson.

He is survived by three sons, Racy Jack Johnson Jr. of Cleburne, Olin Kemp Johnson of Kemp and Truman Clyde Johnson of Granbury; one daughter, Becky Sue Tyer of Kemp; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Kemp Johnson Jr., Truman Wayne Johnson, Kevin Durant, Wesley Durant, Cole Saffle, and Kyle Cox.

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Ernest Gordon Lucas
Jan 24, 1913 - Dec 26, 1993

Ernest Gordon Lucas, 80, of Trinidad, died Dec. 26, 1993, at his residence.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Father Dennis Smart officiating. Burial will be Mankin Cemetery in Trinidad at Cedar Creek Lake. Family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

He was born Jan. 24, 1913 in Norwalk, Conn. He moved to Corsicana in 1948, where he was an executive and vice president of Miller Brothers Hat Company for 28 years. He retired to Cedar Creek Lake, Trinidad in 1976.

He is survived by his wife, Verna Catherine Lucas of Trinidad; two sons and daughters-in-law, Pete and Martha Lucas of Freeport and Mark Lucas of Trinidad; one daughter and son-in-law, LTC Ronnie and Soo Soo Rhoads of Fla.; one sister, Eleanor Lucas of Norwalk, Conn.; and two grandchildren.

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J. R. Copeland
Dec 25, 1993

J.R. Copeland, 92, of Edmonds, Wash., died Dec. 25, 1993

Graveside services were held in Edmonds at 230 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, and a memorial service was held at 3:30 p.m. at Esperance Baptist Church of that city.

He was a former resident of Corsicana and is survived by his wife, Hazel, of Edmonds.

A memorial service for Mr. Copeland will be held in Corsicana in Mid-January with time and place to be announced later.

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Frances Elizabeth Bounds
July 10, 1914 - Dec 27, 1993

Frances Elizabeth Bounds, 79, of Wortham, died Dec. 27, 1993.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Wortham, with the Rev. John Paschall officiating. Burial will be in Holland Cemetery in Holland, Texas. Porter Funeral Home in Wortham is in charge of arrangements.

She was born July 10, 1914, in Navarro County. She was a secretary in the public school system and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Wortham.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Bounds, on Sept. 13, 1993.

Survivors include a daughter, Stephanie Ann Flynn of Westbrook, Conn.; two sisters, Edith Story of Port Neches, Texas, and Grace McReynolds of Wortham; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Brad McReynolds, Jerry Dvorak, James Black, Mack Strange, Pete Willard and Arnold Keeling.

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Alexander Small Jr.
Jan 8, 1896 - Dec 28, 1993

Alexander Small Jr., 96, of Corsicana, died Dec. 28, 1993, at his residence.

Services will be noon Friday at the Cairo Baptist Church in Centerville, Texas, with the Rev. Alton Davis officiating. Burial will be in Spiller Cemetery in Centerville. Ross & Johnson Mortuary in Corsicana is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include six daughters, Lottie L. James of Corsicana, Frances Riles of Fort Worth, Rosie Green and Katie Spencer, both of Dallas, Alice Small and Ida Birdine, both of Centerville; one son, L.D. Small of Houston; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Nadine Schulte
Dec 26, 1915 - Dec 30, 1993

Nadine Schulte, 78, of Corsicana, died Dec. 30, 1993 in Corsicana.

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Mr. Randy Daugherty officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Family will receive friends for visitation from 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday at Corley Funeral Home.

She was born Dec. 26, 1915 in Waco. She was a member of Westhill Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Schulte.

Survivors include four daughters, Dollie Anders of Houston, Sandra Perryman of Purdon, Barbara Wrinkle and Carole Clay, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Lillie Schulte of Irene and Ina Rodgers of Arlington, Texas; one brother, Everett Caroll of Refugio, Texas; a number of nieces and nephews; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Joe Ray Wrinkle, Barry Clay, Joe Lloyd Ander, Tim Perryman, Leslie Hopkins and Arlis Schulte.

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Marye (Pruitt) Sallee
Oct 30, 1915 - Nov 1, 1993

Marye Sallee, 78, of Fairfield, died Nov. 1, 1993, in Wortham.

Services were 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield, with the Rev. Jerry Truett officiating. Burial was in the Fairfield Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 30, 1915, in Navarro County. She was a licensed vocational nurse and a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, John David and Ruth Hazel Salee of Tyler; two brothers, J.W. Pruitt of Houston and E. B. Pruitt of Midland; and one sister, Altha G. Horton of Fairfield.

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Willie Spence
Sep 1, 1924 - Nov 2, 1993

Willie Spence, 69, of Corsicana, died Nov. 2, 1993, in Corsicana.

Srvices will be noon Saturday at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Streetman, with the Rev. Joe Hubbard Sr. officiating. Burial will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Streetman under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

He was a member of the Blooming Banner Lodge F.M. and A.M. He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Wynder Jean Spence of Corsicana; one brother, John L. Spence of Palmdel, Calif.; two sisters, Nettie Mae Banks of Palmdel, Calif. and Johnnie Mae Knight of Fort Worth; one uncle, the Rev. Isaac Payne of Fort Worth; and one aunt, Berthenia Westmoreland of Amarillo.

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Harold Eugene Ballew
Oct 26, 1934 - Nov 5, 1993

Harold Ballew, 59, of Hillsboro, died Nov. 5, 1993 at Providence Hospital in Waco.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Marshall & Marshall Chapel in Hillsboro. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery in Mertens.

He was born Oct. 26, 1934 in Emmet, Texas in Navarro County. He grew up in the Mertens area. After high school he moved to Ft. Worth and worked for Johnny Johnson Tire Company and later worked for Worth Food Market for 14 years before moving to Hillsboro in 1966 where he worked for Frito Lay until his death. He was married to Barbara Waits in 1954 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hilsboro.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Pearson in 1991.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ballew of Hillsboro; his mother, Carmel Ballew of Mertens; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Steve Crabtree of Burleson; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Randy Ballew of Hillsboro and Richard and Vicki Ballew of Ft. Worth; one brother, Buddy Ballew of Mertens; two sisters, Patsy Watson of Mertens and Nancy Hooser of Frost; and eight grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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James Newton "Sonny" Ellett
Dec 3, 1924 - Nov 8, 1993

James N. "Sonny" Ellett, 68, of Lake Palestine, died Nov. 8, 1993.

Services were 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lloyd James Funeral Chapel in Tyler, with the Rev. Terry Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 3, 1924, in Corsicana. He lived in Corsicana since 1961` and was a regional director for the Great American Reserve Insurance Co. He was a member of the Noonday Baptist Church, and he served in Europe in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Ellen Ellett of Lake Palestine; one son, James N. Ellett Jr. of Santa Ana, Calif.; two daughters and a son-inlaw, Sue Green and Claire and Leonard Leifer, all of Tyler; one sister and brother-in-law, Betty and R.B. Moore of Pasadena; and four grandchildren, Lori, Cody and Libby Leifer and Ty Green, all of Tyler.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Maggie Cale (Brown) Pipes
Jan 26, 1902 - Nov 9, 1993

Mrs. Maggie Pipes, 91, formerly of Corsicana, died Nov. 9, 1993 at the Trinity Valley Hospital in Palestine.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Memorial Funeral Home in Buffalo with Brother Ted Gross and Wesley Henson officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 26, 1902 in Breckenridge, LTexas. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Corsicana where she had served as steward. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Henson of Buffalo, Emma Lee Thomas of Texas City and Ada Pearl Weaver of Houston; five sons, B. C.
Pipes of Montalba, Ben David Pipes of Buffalo, Paul Ray Pipes of Brenham, Robert Harvey Pipes of Andrews, Texas, and Thomas Earl Pipes of Pasadena, Texas; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Clela Spurlock of Abilene, Texas.

Grandsons will act as pallbearers.

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Thelma Patterson
June 11, 1905 - Nov 9, 1993

Thelma Patterson, 88, of Corsicana, died Nov. 9, 1993, at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Marshall & Marshall Chapel in Hillsboro, with the Rev. Bob Moon officiating. Burial will be in Brandon Cemetery.

She was born June 11, 1905, in Mertens, and grew up in the Mertens area. She was a homemaker and a resident of Corsicana for the past 50 years. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dudley Patterson; two sisters, Winnie Dunaway and Clemmie Keathley; and a brother, Jim Jetton.

Survivors include a niece, Latrelle d. Sommers; a nephew, Frank M.
Keathley; a great-niece, Carolyn Sommers; and five great nephews, Frank Keathley Jr., David Keathley, Hoyle Sommers, John Sommers and Robert Sommers.

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Lula Mae (Stewart) Henderson
June 4, 1919 - Nov 10, 1993

Mrs. Lula Mae Henderson, 83, of Kilgore, died Nov. 10, 1993, in Kilgore.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Bethel Baptist Church, with the Revs. John Nations and Chamberlain officiating. Burial will be in Kilgore Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore.

She was born June 4, 1919, in Corsicana. She had lived in Kilgore for 61 years. She worked for Beall's Department Store and was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband J.B. Henderson of Kilgore; one son, Windell Henderson of Irving; one daughter, Jean Keys of Kilgore; two brothers, L.D. "Duke" Stewart of Fort Worth and Harvey Stewart of Richardson; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Delma Grace (Stubbs) Connell
Sep 4, 1913 - Nov 16, 1993

Delma Grace Connell, 80, of Teague, died Nov. 16, 1993, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Ricks Funeral Home Chapel in Teague, with the Rev. Henry Davenport officiating. Burial will be in Cotton Gin Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 4, 1913, in Navarro County. She had lived in Teague since 1931. She had worked at the Mexia State School and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include four sons, Barry Durwood Rogers and Joseph Marion Connell, both of Teague, Henry Lee Rogers of Stephenville and James Michael Connell of Chicago; one daughter, Lavenia Jane Brant of Long Beach, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, James Cullen Stubbs of Fort Hancock, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

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Weldon Fred Howard
Aug 7, 1917 - Dec 17, 1993

Weldon Fred Howard, 76, died Dec. 17, 1993.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Brookside Funeral Home in Houston. Burial will be in Brookside Memorial Park.

He was retired from Nabisco after 30 years.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia B. Howard of Angleton; one granddaughter, Kimberly Faith George; one cousin, Nelda Jackson of Corsicana; his aunts, Ruby Mitchell and Ruth Norwood, both of Corsicana; his brother and sister-in-law, Nell and Beweetia Howard of Houma, La.; his nieces, Gloria Richardson of Metairie, La., and Shelia Miller of Luling, La.; and other cousins and relatives.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38101.

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Alvin J. Miller
Oct 8, 1910 - Dec 20, 1993

Alvin J. Miller, 83, of Bartlesville, Okla., died Dec. 20, 1993 at his residence.

Services are pending in Bartlesville.

He graduated from Corsicana High School and Texas A&M University. He was associated with Phillips Oil Co. his entire life until his retirement a few years ago.

Survivors include his wife, Ernestine Miller; his son, Larry; daughter-in-law, Theresa; two granddaughters, Amanda and Christine; his sister, Elise Miller Davis of Dallas; his brother, Sidney Miller; and his aunt, Rose Goldberg of Corsicana.

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Jean (Timm) Banchetti
July 23, 1940 - Apr 3, 2013

Jean Banchetti, 72, a former resident of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Irving, after a long battle with breast cancer. Jean was born July 23, 1940 in Milwaukee, Wis. to Ormond and Florence Timm.

She is survived by her husband, John, and children, Debbie, Cindy, and Mark and six grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013 at Calvary Hill Funeral Home, 3235 Lombardy Ln., Dallas, TX 75220.

Funeral Mass will be at 12 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Calvary Hill North Chapel. Interment will be at a later date at Calvary Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Calvary Hill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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O. C. Young
Jun 18, 1934 - Apr 4, 2013

O. C. Young, 78, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013. He was born June 18, 1934 in Mildred to Charlie and Hazel Young.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Young; brothers, Charles H. Young, Darwin Young and Marvin Young.

He is survived by his sons, Stanley Young and wife Angie of Corsicana and Steven Young and wife Regina of Kerens; brothers, J.D. Young of Kerens and William E. Young of Mildred; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Johnson officiating.

Burial will follow at Eureka Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Marvin Young, William Young, Jerry Perry, Bobby Perry, Allan Lamb and Jimmy Young.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Betty June (Norris) Prather-Lloyd
Jan 28, 1932 - Apr 3, 2013

Betty June Lloyd, 81, of Blooming Grove passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Central Baptist Church of Blooming Grove with Rev. Darren Heil officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Obituary for Betty June Lloyd
Betty June Lloyd, 81, of Blooming Grove passed away April 3, 2013. She was born January 28, 1932 in Louisiana to William Norris and Florence Phillips Norris.
She is survived by her children, Patti Hampshire and husband Roger of Purdon, Cheryl Hill of Blooming Grove, Vicki Bessent of Waxahachie and Stephanie Nichols and husband Nick of Blooming Grove; sisters, Sandy Shock of Oklahoma and Cherrie Spence of Gainsville; brother, Larry Norris of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Ben Hill, Amber Kittley, Torri and Cole Bessent, Larry Goodman, Brittany and Blake Nichols and great grandchildren, Gage Johnson, Garrett Kittley and Gavin Hill.

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Billie Ruth (Barnes) Grimmett
Apr 2, 1930 - Apr 5, 2013

Billie Ruth Grimmett, 83, formerly of Corsicana passed away Friday, April 5, 2013 in Baytown. She was born April 2, 1930 to Max and Ruth Barnes.

She is preceded in death by husband Lewis Grimmett, parents Max and Ruth Barnes, brothers Max Barnes Jr., James Allen Barnes, sister Peggy Arnett and nephew Jerry Barnes.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law Diane and Rick Sullivan, brother and sister-in-law Elwood and Shirley Barnes, sister-in-law Margaret Barnes, brothers-in-law Jerry Grimmett, Clyde Grimmett and Nelson Grimmett, grandchildren Angela and husband Darren Swisher, Tiffany and husband Dusty Aubry, Jason and Lisa Sullivan, great-grandchildren Lauren, Bailee, Lexy and Chloe Swisher, Austin, Trenton and Emma Sullivan and soon-to-be great granddaughter Lilly Ruth Aubry.

Visitation will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Lain Teel, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church officiating.

We wish to express our sincere thanks to the staff at Bayside Hospital and Dr. Ben Beaoui, St. James House and the kind hospice group from A-Med.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Douglas Stafford Cunningham
Aug 27, 1906 - Sep 4, 1993

Stafford Cunningham, 87, of Kerens, died Sept. 4, 1993, in Kerens.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens, with the Rev. Doug Axtell officiating. Burial will be in the Kerens City Cemetery.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kerens. He was a Shriner and a member of Masonic Lodge No. 236 in Kerens since 1936. He was an auto mechanic for Bruner Chevrolet for 34 years.

Survivors include one son, Douglas Cunningham of Houston; three brothers, Elmo Cunningham of Athens, Robert Cunningham of Tennessee, and J. T. Cunningham of Kerens; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Doc Fields, Earnest Byrd, F. R. Collins, Bob McNeeley, Clifford Hawkins, W. L. Bain, Tom B. Washburn and Shanon Trent.

Honorary pallbearer will [sic] Homer Carroll Jr.

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Agnes L. (Williamson) Bruner
Sep 11, 1901 - Sep 20, 1993

Agnes Williamson Bruner, 91, of Kerens, died Sept. 20, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Kerens, with the Rev. Van Houser and the Rev. Doug Axtell officiating. Burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home. Family visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Paschal Funeral Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon B. Brumer, in 1967; and one son, Robert E. Bruner in 1984.

Survivors include two sons, James Bruner of Kerens and Dwain Bruner of Stephenville; two grandsons, Greg Bruner of Stephenville and Charles Bruner of Burleson; three granddaughters, Anne Stern of West Los Angeles, Calif., Gwyn Schneck of Tempe, Ariz., and Cindy Clay of Hillsboro, Texas; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mildred Ashford of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Will Kent, R.A. Bain, Jessie Hagler, Randall Bates, Charles Hawkins and Mike Jennings.

Honorary pallbearers will be W.L. Bain, Allen Paul, Weston Walace, Tom Washburn, Hobart Hilliard, Homer Carroll and Bobby Kent.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Kerens.

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Ona Lucille Bichell
Nov 21, 1918 - Oct 14, 1993

Ona Lucille Bichell, 74, of Kerens, died Oct. 14, 1993 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

Graveside services were held Sunday in Kerens City Cemetery. Jimmy Glenn officiated.

Survivors include, her mother, Ester Bell; two sons, Clifford Bichell and Don Bichell, both of Kerens; two sisters, Mary Nell Coles of Killeen and Betty Sue Hendricks of Corpus Christi; five grandchildren; and one great0grandchild.

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Elaine Nita Ekmark
Sep 8, 1916 - Oct 27, 1993

Elaine Ekmark, 77, of San Antonio, died Oct. 27, 1993, in San Antonio.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the First United Methodist Church in Kerens. Burial will be in the Kerens City Cemetery under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home.

Survivors include two daughters, Anna Hawkins of Dallas and Karen Marmesh of San Antonio; three sons, Fred Ekmark and Carl Ekmark, both of Dallas, and Eric Ekmark of Houston; and one sister, Katheryn Brandenburg of Lake Jackson.

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Virginia Dare Shelton
Nov 28, 1927 - Nov 19, 1993

Virginia Dare Shelton, 66, native of Kerens, died Nov. 19, 1993, at the Mexia State School.

Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Kerens Cemetery, with Chaplain Claude M. Linn officiating. Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens is in charge of arrangements.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Brack Shelton.

Survivors include four sisters, Jo Ann Johnston of Kerens, Edna Reed of Waco, Leverne Clark of Amarillo, and Katy Huggins of Tulsa, Okla.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Mexia State School Vocational Center.

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William Pierce "Bill" Absher
Jan 26, 1914 - Dec 18, 1993

William P. (Bill) Absher, 78, of Bridgeport, Texas, died Dec. 18, 1993 in Bridgeport Nursing Home.

Funeral service will be 10:30 Monday at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport with Gary Beard officiating. Burial will be 2:30 at the Kerens Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 26, 1914 in Navarro County. He was a retired roofer and cattleman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Boenker of Washington, Texas; four sisters, Bessie McCormick of Burleson, Beatrice Green of Kerens, Era Bailey of Mabank and Mary Dennis of Corsicana; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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Bama Banks Miller
Dec 22, 1993

Bama Banks Miller, 88, of Malakoff, died Dec. 22, 1993, in Cedar Lake Nursing Home.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Thursday in the Methodist Church at Trinidad. The Rev. Steve Goad officiated. Burial was in the Kerens Cemetery under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

She was a member of the Methodist Church in Trinidad and had served as the city secretary in Trinidad for many years. She also worked for the Trinidad schools system.

Survivors include three nieces, Carolyn Burgner, Mary Lois Phillips and Rosalie Keathley, all of Mexia one great-nephew; seven great-nieces; four great-great nieces; and three great-great nephews.

Pallbearers were Bennie King, Mark Moore, Frank Antley, Roy Stanfield, Bud Anderson and Tim Minatree.

Honorary pallbearers were Jim Graves, Houston Moore, Nubbin Fleming and Bill Humm.

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Richard Mack "Ricky Mac" Williams
Jan 11, 1934 - Mar 29, 2013

Richard Mack "Ricky Mac" Williams, 79, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013 while in the company of family members at Twilight Home Nursing Home in Corsicana.

Richard was born in Waco on Jan. 11, 1934, the son of the late Minnie Lee Eunice McKinney Williams and Clyde Franklin Williams.

Richard served honorably in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1957. He served and protected as a Police Officer for a total of 44 years, most of them with the Dallas Police Department, Ellis County Sheriff’s Department, Ennis Police Department, Ennis ISD Officer and Corsicana ISD. Richard became a Detective for Henry Wade, District Attorney and then became a Private Detective when he was 70. He loved to farm. On June 1, 1999 Richard married Barbara Joyce Rudd in Tyler. He was a member of Trinity Assembly of God in Corsicana. Richard was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Richard is survived by his wife of 13 years, Barbara Joyce Williams; one son, Billy Williams and wife Jennifer of Mt. Pleasant; daughters Lucy Kent and fiancé Bart Dunaway of Corsicana, Peggy Batchler and husband Will of Ferris, Teresa Foster and husband Kevin of Mt. Pleasant, and Valorie Williams of Worthington, Penn. Richard is also survived by four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a host of friends.

Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Trinity Assembly of God, 109 FM 2452 in Corsicana, with Pastor James Williams officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green Funeral Home.

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Alex M. Crossland

April 9, 1909 Corsicana Daily Sun
Answered Final Roll Call
Mr. J. W. Duren is in receipt of a letter from Austin saying that Alex M. Crossland Died April 5th in the Confederate Home and was buried there. Mr. Crossland lived here at one time and will be well remembered particularly by his old comrades-in-arms. He enlisted here in Capt. Winkler’s Co., Hood’s Texas brigade, served through the entire war surrendering with Mr. Duren, Dr. Mills and others at Appomattox. His comrades pronounce him a brave and loyal soldier.

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Adam Eugene McCoy
June 21, 1975 - Apr 4, 2013

Adam Eugene McCoy, 37, of Austin went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 4, 2013 in Austin. He was born in Irving on June 21, 1975 to parents Michael Eugene and Sarah Mae Yancey McCoy.

He was a 1993 honor graduate of Corsicana High School. He graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in 1998. He was employed at Triple Crown Consulting, LLC in Austin.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Huron Eugene and Lucille McCoy, and his maternal grandmother, Iva D. Yancey.

He is survived by his parents, Michael and Sarah McCoy of Corsicana; sister, Tiffany Leigh Zachary and husband Leigh; nephew, Hayden West Zachary, and a niece, Abigail Lila Zachary of The Woodlands, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

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David Thompson
Oct 29, 1926 - Mar 27, 2013

Elder David Thompson, 76, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at his residence.

He was born Oct. 29, 1926 in Dawson to the parentage of Walter and Willie Thompson. His occupation was a contractor. He served as Pastor of the Open Door Church Of God In Christ for 26 years serving faithfully to his church and also to the Corsicana District Church Of God In Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Thompson of Corsicana, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Greater Love Outreach Fellowship Church. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Alvin Ray Wrinkle
June 27, 1934 - Mar 26, 2013

Mr. Alvin Wrinkle, age 78, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 26,
2013 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. He was born June 27, 1934 in Corsicana to parents, W. L. and Eunice Wrinkle.

He lived his entire life in Corsicana, and graduated from Corsicana High School. After high school he started roofing with his dad, and continued roofing along with other general contracting work to provide well for his family. He was a member of Westhill Church of Christ. He married the love of his life, Barbara Schulte on Oct. 22, 1955.

He was preceded in death by his parents, W. L. and Eunice Wrinkle.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara Wrinkle; daughters, Belinda Acock and husband Billy, and Brenda Stark of China Spring; son, Joe Wrinkle and wife Angela of Garland; granddaughters, Mindi Comeaux and husband Adam of Wylie, Deanna Ybarra and husband Daniel of Bosqueville, and Erin Wrinkle of Garland; grandsons, Eric Wrinkle of Garland, Jace Stark of China Spring, and Josh Stark of China Spring; great-grandchildren, Faith, Reagan, Eden and Emma Comeaux of Wylie, and Alexis and Ayden Ybarra of Bosqueville; sister, Linda Barron of Corsicana; cousin, Vernon Fuller of Garland.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013 at Resthaven Memorial Park with Bro. Charles McBryde officiating.

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Bolaver Franklin Dozier
Oct 13, 1894 - Jan 23, 1983

Bolaver Dozier

Bolaver Dozier, 88, retired farmer-rancher of Rte. 1, Blooming Grove, died Sunday morning in Navarro Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Blooming Grove and a veteran of World War I.

Services were Monday, 2 p.m., Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Neal Rogers officiating. Burial was to follow in Lone Oak Cemetery near Blooming Grove. Nephews were to serve as pallbearers.

Blooming Grove Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Ida Belle Dozier, Blooming Grove; one sister, Mrs. Edwina Hinkle; and four brothers, Bruce, Rubert, Ivan and Harold Dozier, all of Blooming Grove.

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Sammie Jones
abt 1928 - Mar 18, 2013

Sammie Jones, 84, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013 at the Ennis Care Center in Ennis. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be at Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery at 10:15 a.m. Monday, April 1,2013.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Doris Christene (Fields) Melton
Dec 25, 1926 - Mar 28, 2013

Doris Christene Melton, 86, of Irving, died Thursday, March 28, 2013 in Lewisville.

Born on a white Christmas morning on her parents farm, Doris Christene Melton, “Tene” to her friends, came into the world. She had 11 brothers and sisters. She attended Frost High where she was a cheerleader. She married her best friend Syble's cousin while he was home on leave from World War II. She was 17 years old. Ethan and Christene were stationed in Charlotte, N.C. until the War was over. She was very homesick being away from her big family. They moved to Oak Cliff where their son David was born in 1949. Daughter Chrisanne followed in 1952. The family moved to Irving in 1953. Ethan and Christene both worked in Grand Prairie for LTV. Christene was a PBX operator at LTV. She later worked at Scotty Alluminum Products where she retired in 1991. Christene and Ethan lived in the same house on Lawrence Street for over 50 years. They attended Plymouth Park Baptist Church for five decades.

Christene will always be remembered for her good deeds. Always taking care of others, especially when they were sick, or their spirits were broken. She so loved her trips with her church JOY group. After she retired she traveled the country with her husband Ethan’s only brother, Big Irv, and his wife Jean. Christene loved to cook, laugh, play dominos, and had a passion for shopping. She so loved her Texas Rangers and Dallas Mavericks!

She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Ethan W. Melton.

She is survived by son, David Melton and wife Lucy; daughter Chrisanne and her Four Star Husband, Jeff Lanier; grandchildren, Kealey Melton, Casey Melton and his wife Natalie, Morgan Rochas and her husband Jaime Rochas; great-great grandchildren include Donovan, Kobe, Sydney and Presley. She is also survived by her brother, Ramsey Fields and his wife Joyce; and many other cousins and family members.

A special thanks to the wonderful women at Cimmaron House in Lewisville for all their love and care during her lengthy illness.

Funeral service is 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Plymouth Park Baptist Church, 1714 North Story Road, Irving, Texas 75061 with Pastor Ken Branam officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.

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Robert "Bob" Lee
Jan 5, 1924 - Mar 29, 2013

Robert “Bob” Lee, 89, of Gladewater, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013.

He was born on Jan. 5, 1924, in Corsicana. He was a retired instrument technician for Gulf Oil and an active member of the Gladewater First United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lera Lee; son, David Lee; and brothers, Hughland Lee and Denmond Lee.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Katye Lee of Gladewater; sons and daughter-in-law, Danny and Tina Lee of Longview, and Doug Lee of Potomac, Md.; three grandsons, Robert Lee, Colin Lee, and Christopher Lee; and one brother, George W. Lee of Longview.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2013, at Croley Funeral Home in Gladewater.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Gladewater with the Rev. Wayne Flowers and the Rev. Dick Dobbins officiating. Interment will be in Gladewater Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Ronald Williams, Donald Williams, Larry Aaron, Jim Thompson, Craig Cartwright, Mike Morrison, Jerry Adams, and Ron Buckner.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Edwards, Max Wakeland, James Walker, Mike Williams, and Jack Phillips.

Arrangements by Croley Funeral Home, Gladewater.

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Joyce (Page) Gorden
May 21, 1950 - Mar 26, 2013

Joyce Gorden, resident of Corsicana, passed away on Tuesday, March 26,
2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Mexia at the age of 62. She was born Sunday, May 21, 1950 to Thomas L. Page and Margaret S. Chestnut.

She enjoyed genealogy and collecting stamps.

She is preceded in death by her husband Donnie Gorden; parents and nephew, Glen McFarland II.

She is survived by her children, Kerrie Head of Taylor and Janette Hemmingway of Hutto; two sisters, Margaret Ann Feldman of Marlin and Tommie Jean McFarland of Palestine; one brother, Jimmy Lee Page of West Hollywood, Calif.; nine grandchildren and a number of other family members.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Susan G. Komen for the Cure Attn: Donor Services
PO Box 650309
Dallas, TX 75265-0309

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Frances Lee Mitchell Davis
abt 1952 - Mar 15, 2013

Frances Lee Mitchell Davis, 60, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Shirley Elaine (Lewis) Brown
Oct 8, 1940 - Mar 28, 2013

Shirley Elaine Brown, 72 of Dawson, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013. Service was 6 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home chapel.

Visitation followed 7 to 8 p.m. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Lee Prowell
Mar 26, 1943 - Mar 31, 2013

Lee Prowell of Ben Wheeler, formerly of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013 in Tyler. He was born March 26, 1943 in Dallas to John Mitchell Prowell and Iola Fowler. Lee moved to Corsicana at the age of three and lived there throughout his childhood.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Mitchell Prowell, and sister Elizabeth Catherine (Prowell) Fancher.

He is survived by wife Beverly; daughters Laura Jean French, Kelly Elizabeth Prowell, Brandi Nicole Nanez, and son Michael Lee; brother Tom Prowell; sisters Doris Jean (Prowell) Campbell and Donna Kay (Muirhead) King; grand-children Amber Nicole Keith, Christopher Lee Keith, Lauren Michael Allen, Jimmie Danielle Johnson, Matthew Lee Prowell, Jeremy Lee Prowell, Casey Nicholas Prowell, Dylan Anthony Nanez, Marcus Solomon Nanez, and Madison Taylor Nanez; and great-grand-daughter Autumn Maree Mendoza, along with several nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date.

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Charlotte "Lottie" Watson
Mar 14, 1903 - Nov 22, 1993

Charlotte (Lottie) Watson, 90, of Corsicana, died Nov. 22, 1993 at the Twilight Nursing Home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Robinson of Kerens.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Olan Dudley and Ruby; Martin of Texas City; three daughters, Evelyn Boleman of Waco, Gertrude Dyke of Corsicana and Cecelia Anderson of Dallas; one brother, Bob Moor of Kansas; two sisters, Gracie and Herman Greer of Athens and Annie Arnold of Calif.; 35 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Don Henthorn, Ricky Price, Randy Sargent, James Batson, David Boleman and Neal Fread.

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George Arthur Finley
Sept 28, 1911 - Nov 30, 1993

George Finley, 82, of Arlington, Texas, died Nov. 30, 1993, at Arlington Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Thursday morning.

He was a former resident of Corsicana.

Survivors include his son, Ronald Finley of Arlington; his daughter, Carolyn Morris of Crandal; two brothers; three sisters; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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Sammie Hamilton Howell
Mar 5, 1900 - June 3, 1976

Funeral services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Sammie Hamilton Howell, 76, of Blooming Grove who died Thursday at his residence in Blooming Grove.

Howell was a native of Corsicana and had lived in Blooming Grove for 12 years. He was a rancher and a member of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jewel Howell, Blooming Grove; four sons, Wayne Howell, Irving, Billy Don Howell, Grand Prairie, Gary Kyle Howell, U.S. Navy, and Samuel G. Howell, Blooming Grove; one daughter Mrs. Yvonne Rolfing, Hearst; 25 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. George Walkins, and Mrs. Sidney Henry, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Lena Teague Cason
Dec 3, 1908 - Dec 9, 1993

Lena T. Cason, 85, of Corsicana, died Dec. 9, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Herbert Barnett and Charles Buchanan officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by Willie D. Cason.

Survivors include four daughters, Florence Barlow and Peggie Mayfield, both of Corsicana, Sue Wilson of Carrolton, and Aliene Barlow of San Benito; two sons, Dolphus William Cason of Irving and Milton Derewood Cason of Teague; one brother, Walter Teague of Ballinger; 22 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be John Vickers, David Pryer, Steve Warner, James Coker, Jerry Goldner and Orvill Grunden.

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Edna Jo Bates
Nov 27, 1931 - Dec 13, 1993

Edna Jo Bates, 62, of Corsicana, died Dec. 13, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial was in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She is survived by one brother, Eulan E. Bates of Grand Prairie; one sister, Mary E. French of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were J.D. Young, Jimmy Easley, Joey Smith, Robert Newland, Robert Newland, Hubert French and Aubrey French Jr.

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Wanda Nell Stinnett-James
Feb 2, 1930 - Dec 18, 1993

Wanda Nell Stinnett James, 63, died Dec. 18, 1993, in Dallas.

Graveside services were 2 p.m. Monday in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, with the Rev. Frank Williams officiating. Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home in Dallas is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Feb. 2, 1930, in Barry.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Edwin L. Stinnett.

Survivors include her husband, Don E. James; her daughter and son-in-law, Camille Stinnett Costen and Gary Costen; one grandson, Jordan Stinnett Costen; her mother, Bessie Moore of Corsicana; four aunts, Fay Harper, Macle Posey and Violet Owens, all of Corsicana, and Juanita Stillwell of Athens; and one uncle, Doyle Moore of Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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John Thomas Murray
Dec 21, 1909 - Dec 5, 1930

Funeral Services Sunday Afternoon For J. T. Murray

Funeral services for John Thomas Murray, aged 21 years, who died at the Navarro County Hospital Friday afternoon at 4:20 o'clock after an illness of three weeks, were held at the Hamilton Cemetery Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock where interment was made. Rev. H. B. Carraway, Baptist minister, conducted the services.

Surviving are his wife, parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Murray, four brothers, Ernest, Loyd, Wesley and Gene Murray, all of Mabank.

The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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W. Gene Ketcham
Aug 3, 1925 - Mar 16, 2013

W. Gene Ketcham, 87, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, in Corsicana.

Mr. Ketcham was born Aug. 3, 1925 to Earnest Ethen and Nora B. Hines Ketcham in Pike County, Ohio.

Gene served his country in the Air Force and was a paint contractor by trade.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Earnest and Nora Ketcham; wife, Frances Ketcham; son, Charles Stone, brothers, Johnny, Wendell, and Lloyd Ketcham; sisters, Helen Pettit, Elsie, and Mary.

Survivors include a son, Jon Ketcham,; daughter-in-law, Barbara Stone; grandchild, Marie Stone; sisters, Lucille Shaner and Ruth Moon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family is asking everyone to gather together on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church, at 107 S. College Street, Malakoff. Everyone will proceed to the graveside service to be held at 11 a.m. at the Malakoff Cemetery with Bro. Charles Kimble officiating.

Arrangements by Tomlinson Funeral Home, Corsicana.


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Milton Lee Porter
Nov 30, 1942 - Mar 18, 2013

Milton Lee Porter, 70, of Midland passed away Monday, March 18, 2013.

He was born Monday, Nov. 30, 1942 in Pelham to Robert Lee Porter and Etta Jess McMullan. He served in the Navy from 1962 to 1968. In 1965 he married his sweetheart Jodie Porter. Milton owned his own landscaping business.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Larry Porter.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 47 years, Jodie Porter; sons, Julius Watson and wife Audrey of Big Spring, Kenneth Watson of Midland, Milton Porter, Jr. of New York, N.Y. and Robert Porter and wife Lillian of Midland; daughters, Rosie Scott and husband Shawn of Midland and Pamela Coleman and husband Ceromie of Midland; brothers, Kenneth Porter and wife Juana of West Covina, Calif. and Leonard Porter and wife Kolisha of Odessa; sisters, Patricia Porter and Kathy Porter both of Midland; uncle, J.B. Porter and wife Katherine of Pelham; aunt, Katherine Thomas of Midland; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

He will lie in state at Ellis Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013.

A funeral service has been scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Greater St. Luke A.M.E., 401 S. Adams, Midland, with Pastor James Greene officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, March 20, 2013
  • h/o Jodie Porter - s/o Robert Lee Porter and Etta Jess (McMullan) Porter
  • Burial in Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland, Texas
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Dorothy June (Sayles) Bouwman
June 6, 1918 - Mar 25, 2013

Dorothy June (Sayles) Bouwman passed away Monday, March 25, 2013, in Corsicana following an extended illness at the age of 94.

She was born June 6, 1918, in Pine Township, Mich., to Leroy Sayles and Emma (Petersen) Sayles.

She graduated from Greenville High School in Greenville, Mich., and worked for Kemp Insurance in Greenville for several years. She met her husband, R. Ivan Bouwman, in Greenville and they married July 3, 1941.
She was an active member of the Congregational Church there and also was an active volunteer in her children's schools and was a member of the Thalia Club.

In 1962, she and her family moved to Ft. Smith, Ark. In 1967, the family moved to Dallas, where she and Ivan would live for over 30 years. She was an active member of the Northminister Presbyterian Church. She was an award-winning sales associate for 15 years for Sanger-Harris. She and Ivan traveled extensively after their retirement and enjoyed their many friends. She and Ivan were both volunteers at a charitable clothing distribution center in Dallas. They celebrated 60 years of marriage in 2001.

Dorothy was devoted to her family, was an excellent cook, homemaker and seamstress. Later in life one of her greatest pleasures was making Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls which she shared with close family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, by her brother, Cyril Sayles, sisters Edna Petersen, Anna Winchell and Rita Ball. She was the last surviving grandchild of Dr. C. C. Sayles, a prominent local physician and community activist of Langston, Mich.

Survivors include a son, Robert Bouwman; daughters Katherine Rudel and husband Larry; and Barbara Honea; grandsons Brian Rudel and wife Sheri; John Rudel and wife, Cindee; David Rudel; Kyle Honea; and Scott Honea and wife Carol; seven great-grandchildren; Connor and Mason Rudel; Rawley, Ryan and Ruby Rudel; and Dylan and Dominic Honea, and several nieces and nephews, as well as dear friend and caregiver Shirley Jones.

Dorothy was a very caring mother, grandmother, wife, sister and friend, whose memory will be cherished by all those she touched.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.

Memorial services will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Langston, Mich., at a later date and time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association at 8330 Meadow Road, Dallas, Texas 75231, the White Rock Center of Hope at 10021A Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218, or the charity of choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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