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Sue Dell (Green) Webb
Sep 21, 1908 - Apr 24, 1990

Sue Dell Webb, 81, of Corsicana, died April 24, 1990, at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Rest Haven Mausoleum, with Joe Scro officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law George Anna nd Tom Lambert, both of Corsicana; two grandchildren, Robbin Gee of Athens and Dyan McCurdy of Houston; and six great grandchildren.

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George William Webb
Sep 21, 1909 - Jun 16, 1973

OBITUARY - Corsicana Daily Sun
G. W. Webb
Services are scheduled for Friday at 2 p.m. in the Corley Chapel for George W. Webb, 62, of Corsicana who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Robert J. Potts will officiate with interment to follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.

A native of Greenville, Webb had lived in Corsicana 34 years where he was a member of the First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sue Webb of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Tom Lambert of Corsicana; two granddaughters, Robbin Lambert and Diane Lambert, both of Corsicana; and three sisters, Mrs. George Reynolds of Shreveport, Mrs. Jo Coffee of Houston and Mrs. Ernest Bunch of Denison.

Pallbearers will be Don Butler, Jimmie Lorimer, Ray Humphries, Carl Green, McAfee Daniels and Jerry Shelton.

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Fay Lobeta (Ratliff) Wells
Aug 23, 1913 - Dec 12, 2000

Fay Lobeta Ratliff Wells of Nashville, Ark. passed away Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000 at her residence.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Paul Myers officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Mrs. Wells was born Aug. 23, 1913 in Navarro County to Luther Harris Ratliff and Mary Elizabeth Marie Ratliff. She married Eugene Hester on Feb. 15, 1931 and they had four children. She moved to California in the mid-1950s where she met and married James A. Wells. She moved back to Corsicana and from there in 1975 she moved to Hot Springs, Ark. and lived there for 19 years. In April 1994 she moved to Nashville, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her father, Luther Ratliff; mother, Marie Ratliff; husband, James Wells; brother, Urial Ratliff; grandson, Frankie Hester; and son, Luke Hester.

Mrs. Wells is survived by her children, Edward Hester of Yuma, Ariz., Dean Hester of Livingston and Mary Carmeleta Ackley of Nashville, Ark.; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Bettie Sue (Pierce) Wells
Aug 29, 1927 - Nov 25, 2000

Dallas Morning News - Nov 27, 2000
WELLS
BETTIE SUE PIERCE died on November 25, 2000 in Dallas Texas. Born in Corsicana, Texas on August 29, 1927 to Festus A. and Al'Nelda Pierce. Graduated from Corsicana High School in 1944 as Valedictorian and editor of the yearbook. Graduated from Ward Belmont College, Nashville, Tennessee in 1946 where she edited the yearboook. Graduated from S.M.U., Dallas, Texas in 1946 serving as editor of the Rotunda yearbook. Member of Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Beta Phi, awarded a Masters degree in counseling in 1968, and a life member of S.M.U. Alumni Association. Bette had many friends and was an avid reader, sports enthusiast and music lover. She was a longtime and very active member of St. Matthews Cathederal, Daughters of the King and Community of the Holy Spirit. Preceded in death by sister Anna Mary Pierce Atchley. Survived by a son Jim and daughter Nela Margaret, grandchildren Alen, Stephen, Pierce and Paul and a great granddaughter Regan, sister Winkie Pierce Stroube and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Tueadsay November 28, 2000, at St. Matthews Cathedral, The Reverend Jandy Watkins and the Very Reverend Philip Duncan officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in her name of St. Matthews Cathedral, 5100 Ross Avenue Dallas, Texas 75206 or the charity of your choice.
SPARKMAN/HILLCREST Funeral Home 7505 Northwest Highway.


Annie Louise (Hunt) West
Nov 8, 1926 - Dec 11, 2000

Ft. Worth Star Telegram
WHITNEY -- Annie Louise West, 74, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, Dec. 11, 2000.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Graham Baptist Church. Dr. Allan Lane will officiate. Burial: Ridge Park Cemetery, Hillsboro.

Memorials: American Cancer Society, 337 Carr, Hillsboro, Texas 76645, or Bridgeway Hospice, 126 E. Elm, Hillsboro, Texas 76645.

Mrs. West was born Nov. 8, 1926, in Corsicana to the late William Robert and Lula Ann Hunt, and was raised in Itasca where she met and married the late James L. West Jr. on Nov. 15, 1943. Most of their married life was spent in Fort Worth where Louise retired from Winn Dixie Grocery Co. as a PBX operator.

Louise was a member of Fort Graham Baptist Church of Whitney and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 522.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James West; daughter, Connie West; sisters, Ella Hunt, Ona Belle Williams and Ruby Upchurch; and brother, Troy Hunt.

Survivors: Daughters and sons-in-law, Delores and Dwight Allmon of Itasca and Dana and Marcie Gomez of Whitney; grandchildren, James Lewis, Toby Rios, Teddy Rios, Tracy Rios and Tim Nichols; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and innumerable friends.

Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors, Whitney, (254) 694-2206


Tom H. Westbrook III
Apr 29, 1923 - Sep 29, 2001

Tom H. Westbrook III, 78, of Carthage passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001 in Carthage.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel in Carthage with the Rev. Larry Tyler officiating. Mr. Westbrook will be cremated.

Mr. Westbrook was born April 29, 1923 in Corsicana to Tom H. Jr. and Christie Allee Thompson Westbrook. He served his country through the Air Force during WWII, serving in China, Burma and India with teh Air Transport Command. He received the Air Medal with two Bronze Stars.

He married Oletha "Jackie" Moses of Del Rio on Nov. 7, 1944. They celebrated almost 57 years together.

Mr. Westbrook received his Bachelors degree from Texas A&M University. He worked in the insurance business since 1953, owning the Westbrook Insurance Company in Carthage.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Al Thompson Westbrook in 1998 and son, James Glenn Westbrook in 1977.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie Westbrook of Carthage; sons, Tom H. Westbrook IV and wife Toni of Midyett and Davied E. and Pam Westbrook of Carthage; daughters, Carol Kay Waldrop and husband Roger of Shepherdsville, Ken. and Christie Ann Heckler and husband Larry of Arlington; grandchildren, Mindy Cherry and husband Jake of Marshall, Matt Westbrook of Dallas, Glenn Edward Westbrook of Marshall, James Lee Westbrook of Dallas, Austin Daniel of Shepherdsville, Ken., Lauren Heckler of Arlington and Miranda Heckler of Arlington; great grandchildren, Aubrey and Clay Vance, both of Marshall and numerous other relatives and family friends.

Memorials may be made to cancer research.

Arrangements by Hawthorn Funeral Home of Carthage.


Eve (Treadwell) Wetmore
Jan 23, 1918 - Jan 17, 2001

EVE TREADWELL WETMORE, a longtime resident of Houston, Texas, died quietly on January 17, 2001 from Alzheimer's disease. She was born January 23, 1918 in Blooming Grove, Texas, the daughter of Marvin Timothy Treadwell and Mattie Hamon Treadwell and moved to Houston as a young adult where she graduated from Sam Houston High School and Houston Business College. After graduation she was employed by the the executive offices of the Houston division of Firestone Tire Company and later by the Houston area office of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company. Eve was a great humanitarian with deep concern for all mankind. She was a founding member of the Jung Center, a member of The Garden Club of Houston, Houston Yacht Club and Lakeside Country Club. She loved life and was an active tennis player, a medal winning skier and a licensed pilot. She is survived by two sons: Mack Randall Wetmore, Jr. and Jack Starr Wetmore and his wife Nancy of Houston, Texas; grandsons, Clint Starr Wetmore and wife Kristie Parker Wetmore and Randolph Chadwick Wetmore of Houston, Texas. The family would like to give special thanks to her Christian friend, Mary Morrisett, her caretaker, Tammy Cain, and her doctor, Dr. Peter H. Jones. A memorial service in celebration of Eve's life will be held on Monday, January 22, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Avenue, Houston, Texas. The Reverend J. Pittman McGehee, Eve's good friend and godfather to her grandsons, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to CARE, 151 Ellis Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

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  • Eve was my great aunt. Her Brother Ralph Treadwell was my grandfather. I am trying to locate information on their parents. Their parents names (according to grandpa's SS record and his death record) were Marvin Timothy Treadwell and Monnie Beatrice Harmon. I recently received information that shows their father's name as Marion not Marvin. - Terri Wegner 4/2002


Alice Marie White
Oct 5, 1913 - Dec 13, 2000

Alice Marie White, 87, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Resthaven Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and Ferman Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. White was born Oct. 5, 1913 in Omaha, Texas. She had been a secretary with Texas Power and Light for 35 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Leslie White.

Mrs. White is survived by her foster son, Bailey White of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Beulah Belle "Bebe" (Roberts) White
Apr 12, 1923 - Jan 27, 2001

Beulah Belle "Bebe" Roberts White of Norfolk, Va. died Jan. 27, 2001.

Graveside services for the burial of her ashes will be 2:30 p.m. June 9 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, near Corsicana.

She was born April 12, 1923 in Mexia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Roberts and Blanch Sherman; and brother, Bruce Roberts.

Survivors include her daughter, Tara Carol White of Virginia Beach, Va.; sons, Frederick H. White Jr. and Jarvis Herbert White, both of Connecticut, and Bruce Kemper White of Florida; granddaughter, Victoria Louise White of Connecticut; brothers, Ernest Roberts of Texas and Carl Roberts of Alabama; and two nieces and two nephews of Texas.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Harold Dean White
Nov 10, 1956 - May 13, 2000

Ft. Worth Star Telegram
BURLESON -- Harold Dean White, 43, a former oil broker from Burleson, went to join the Lord Saturday, May 13, 2000.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Dresden Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Memorials: Trinity Temples Project Transformation, c/o Pastor Robert L. Young Sr., 605 E. Berry, Fort Worth, Texas 76101.

Survivors: Mother, Alma White of Burleson; sisters, Debby Kelly of Crowley, Julie Smith Eder of Burleson; niece, Susan Castellon of Austin; nephews, Jonathan Smith, Kenneth Smith and Cory Castellon, all of Crowley; two great-nephews and one great-niece.

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Ethel Louise (Skelton) White
Aug 13, 1917 - Oct 15, 2000

Ethel Louise White, 83, passed away Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000 at Presbyterian Hospital in Winnsboro.

Services were 11 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Winnsboro with the Rev. Henry Suche and the Rev. Billy Condrey officiating. Interment will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mrs. White was born Aug. 13, 1917 in Frost to John Frederick and Estelle VanHook Skelton. She married Frank M. White on Feb. 21, 1942. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Winnsboro, having served as president and treasurer of the UMW, as a Sunday School teacher and as pianist for the children's choir. She was past president of the Friends of the Library of the Gilbreath Memorial Library when the library was built. She was corporate secretary and office manager for the Winnsboro Well Service, which was owned by her and her husband Frank. She was a member of the Standard Club and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. While living in Corsicana she was a member of the Episcopal church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, J. F. Skelton.
Mrs. White is survived by her husband of 58 years, Frank M. White of Winnsboro; daughters, Dr. Mary E. White-Scharf of Winchester, Mass. and Catherine Tarpley of Dallas; brother, Charles W. Skelton of Murchison; grandchildren, Christy Clayton, Jason Frank Jones, Benjamin Scharf, Valery Scharf and Stephen Scharf; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Beaty Funeral Home Inc. of Winnsboro.


Edna (Holloway) White
Nov 6, 1921 - Sep 11, 2001

Edna White, 79, of Boerne and formerly of Natalia, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 at her residence.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Steve Orbison officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Mrs. White was born Nov. 6, 1921 in Streetman to Bernie and Pearl (Brown) Holloway. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin M. White in 1987.

Mrs. White is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Brenda White of Bergheim; daughter, Cecelia DeSha of Boerne; grandchildren, Matthew, Eddy, Shelly, Diane, Debbie, Deanna and Danny; and sister, Nell Morgan of Springfield, Mo.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Dora (Hooker) White
Sep 13, 1938 - Jul 2, 2000

TULIA (Special) Services for Dora White, 61, of Tulia will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Church of God in Christ Jackson Chapel with the Rev. Henry Jackson officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery [not in Blooming Grove ]under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home.

She died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at her home.

She was born Sept. 13, 1938, in Frost. She married Albie E. White on June 27, 1976, in Tulia. She grew up in East Texas. She moved to Lubbock and attended schools here. She moved to Tulia in 1952. She married Ray Lee Powell in 1956. He preceded her in death. She worked for the Swisher County Courthouse maintenance department for 17 years. She was a member of the Church of God in Christ Jackson Chapel in Tulia.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Barbara Yarbrough, Carolyn Wafer and Sherri Shivers, all of Tulia; five sons, Kenneth Powell, Tony Powell, Jeri Powell and Steven Powell, all of Tulia, and Roland Powell of Amarillo; her mother, Gellia Hooker of Tulia; two sisters, Barbara Jackson and Gwen Roberts, both of Oklahoma City; 29 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


Conna (Bonner) Whitecotton
Dec 9, 1948 - Oct 24, 2001

Conna Bonner Whitecotton, 52, of Pursley passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001 at Baylor Medical Center of Dallas. Her body has been donated to medical science.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Jimmy Finley, the Rev. Frank Williams, Brother Otis Conner and Nancy Schusler officiating. Visitation will be held after the service at Jackson Parlor of First United Methodist Church.

She was born Dec. 9, 1948 in Corsicana to Margaret and Chester Bonner. She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1966. She earned her B.S. degree in 1975 from Texas A&M and her master's degree in 1978 from East Texas State University. She taught school in Llano, Mexia, Laredo and Corsicana. She also served as counselor in the Corsicana Independent School District. She became an educational diagnostician where she worked for the bi-county coop and then the Corsicana Residential Treatment Center until her health caused her to retire. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, A&M Ex-Students Club, Iota Lamda Sigma and Navarro County Retired Teachers Association.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110; the Diabetes Foundation or a charity of your choice.
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10/27/2001
Conna Bonner Whitecotton

Conna Bonner Whitecotton, 52, of Pursley passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001 at Baylor Medical Center of Dallas. Her body has been donated to medical science.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Jimmy Finley, the Rev. Frank Williams, Brother Otis Conner and Nancy Schusler officiating. Visitation will be held after the service at Jackson Parlor of First United Methodist Church.

She was born Dec. 9, 1948 in Corsicana to Margaret and Chester Bonner. She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1966. She earned her B.S. degree in 1975 from Texas A&M and her master's degree in 1978 from East Texas State University. She taught school in Llano, Mexia, Laredo and Corsicana. She also served as counselor in the Corsicana Independent School District. She became an educational diagnostician where she worked for the bi-county coop and then the Corsicana Residential Treatment Center until her health caused her to retire. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, A&M Ex-Students Club, Iota Lamda Sigma and Navarro County Retired Teachers Association.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lula and Cas Bonner and Paul and Bessie Conn; uncle, J.W. Conn; and aunt, Linnie Trull Crain.

Survivors include her daughter, Laurel Pena of Pursley; parents, Chester and Margaret Bonner of Pursley; and uncles and aunts, Paul and Linda Conn of Wortham, Vernon and Ann Conn of Midland, Roy and Betty Ward of Las Vegas, Nev. and Juanita Conn of Corsicana.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110; the Diabetes Foundation or a charity of your choice.


Oscar Rex Whiteside
Oct 23, 1928 - Oct 15, 2001

Dr. Oscar Rex Whiteside, 72, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Fitch Jr., Clint Pyron, Derrick Whiteside, Jimmy Starling, Jack Whiteside, Chuck Whiteside, Ken Whiteside and Kurt Whiteside.

Dr. Whiteside was born Oct. 23, 1928 in Grapevine, and was a graduate of Grapevine High School. He served his country in two different uniforms, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army, during the Korean conflict. He received his bachelor of science degree from Texas A&M University, a master of science degree from Texas Christian University and a doctor of education degree from Baylor University. In 1961, he joined the newly formed Hill Junior College in Hillsboro where he served as registrar and dean. In 1975, he accepted a position as dean of instructional services at Victoria College in Victoria. He had 34 years of experience in college teaching and administration. He retired in 1990 and moved to Corsicana. He served as interim dean at both the Mexia and Waxahachie campuses of Navarro College. He was a deacon and men's Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church in Corsicana, and was a member of the Navarro County Water Board and Navarro College presidential search committee.

Survivors include his wife, Freda Boyer Whiteside of Corsicana, whom he married in 1952; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Cheryl Whiteside of Grayslake, Ill.; daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and John Fitch of Morgantown, W.V. and Sherri and Troy Pyron of Hillsboro; six grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Whiteside of Kilgore and Mr. and Mrs. Darwin L. Whiteside of Royse City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


James R. Whitfill
May 31, 1922 - Feb 22, 2001

James R. Whitfill, 78, passed away Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001 in Ennis.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Keever Chapel.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John Catholic Church in Ennis with the Rev. Fred Caldwell as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Mr. Whitfill was born May 31, 1922 in Alma, the son of Richard and Alice Whitfill. He was reared in Alma and was a graduate of Alma and Ennis High schools. On Sept. 6, 1945 he married Winnie Watkins of Ennis. After their marriage they lived in Alma. They moved to Ennis for a short time before returning to Alma. He was engaged in farming and also worked at the Alma Gin. He retired as a tile contractor. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the SPJST.

Mr. Whitfill is survived by his wife, Winnie Whitfill of Ennis; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Lisa Whitfill of Ennis; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Rex Waldrop, Susan and Ronnie Slovak and Cindy and Joe Bouldin, all of Ennis; brother, Windell Whitfill of Dallas; sister, Helen Fowler of Alma; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by J. E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.


Margaret Edna (Blake) Whitley
Jan 4, 1923 - Oct 16, 2001

Margaret Edna Whitley, 78, of North Richland Hills passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001 at All Saints Episcopal Hospital in Fort Worth.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Grove with Stringer Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be William Sutherland, Walter Matous, Mark Dunaway, Kim Maxwell, Joe Whitley and Don McCory.

Mrs. Whitley was born Jan. 4, 1923 at Black Hills in Navarro County to James Heath Blake Jr. and Clara Mae Knight Blake. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, James and Shirley Whitley of Haltom City; daughter, Orpha King of Alexander, La.; grandchildren, Michael Whitley of Fort Worth, Emily Copeland of Pollack, La., Sharon Doherty of Enid, Okla., Dub King of Leanders, La., Dan King of Flat Woods, La.; and brother, Tillman Blake of Corsicana; sisters, Tottie Arnold of Purdon, Bell Carroll of Corsicana, Ethel Slater of Dawson, Dora Hollingsworth of Benbrook, Patty Roe of Dallas and Winkie Stephens of Dallas.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove

++ fort worth star telegram
Margaret Whitley
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NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Margaret Whitley, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Grove. Stringer Jenkins will officiate. Burial: Dresden Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Mark Dunaway, Walter Matous, Kim Maxwell, Don McCory, William Sutherland, and Joe Whitley.
Margaret Whitley was born Jan. 4, 1923, in Black Hills, Navarro County, to James Heath Jr. and Clara Mae Knight Blake. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, James and Shirley Whitley of Haltom City; daughter, Orpha King of Alexander, La.; grandchildren, Michael Whitley of Fort Worth, Emily Copeland of Pollack, La., Sharon Doherty of Enid, Okla., Dub King of Leanders, La., Dan King of Flat Woods, La.; brother, Tillman Blake of Corsicana; sisters, Tottie Arnold of Purdon, Bell Carroll of Corsicana, Ethel Slater of Dawson, Dora Hollingsworth of Benbrook, Patty Roe of Dallas and Winkie Stephens of Dallas.

Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove (903)695-2651


William Rufus Whittenburg
Jan 27, 1919 - May 3, 1969

Obituary Corsicana Daily Sun Monday May 5, 1969
Rufus Whittenburg

Funeral services for Rufus Whittenburg, 50, who died Saturday in the Temple VA Hospital will be held Monday at 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Purdon where he had lived most of his life. He was a native of Navarro County.

The Rev. David Kimberly and the Rev. Obie Barton will officiate. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.

A farmer he was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of Purdon: a daughter, Glenda of Purdon, a son, Gaylon of Purdon, his mother, Mrs. Mollie Whittenburg of Purdon, and a sister Mrs. Johnnie Bailey of Nederland.

Pallbears will be Clarence Thomas, C. E. Thomas, Albert Mosley, Homer Adkins, Odis Ellis, Jr., Charles Copeland, Leonard Ward and Louis Owens.

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Samuel Lee Whitworth
Nov 4, 1932 - Mar 15, 1998

Rev. S. L. Whitworth

The Rev. S. L. Whitworth, 65, of Hawley died Sunday at his home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Marvin Haile and David Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery.

Rev. Whitworth was born in Corsicana and grew up in Bryan. He moved to Abilene in 1953 and to Hodges in 1986. He retired after pastoring Bible Pentecostal Church for several years and working for the city of Abilene for 28 years. He was a member of Bible Chapel Church. He married Doris Meador in 1951 in Houston.

Survivors include his wife of Hodges; four daughters, Rita McDougal of Hodges, Carol Hudson and LaDonna Wilson, both of Abilene, and Linda Finch of Hawley; one son, Samuel Paul Whitworth of Abilene; one brother, James Whitworth of Beasley; and 12 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hendrick Hospice Care, 1682 Hickory, Abilene 79601.

The family will be at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.

Notes:

  • SAMUEL Lee WHITWORTH 04 Nov 1932 15 Mar 1998 in Jones Co., TX

  • Abeline Reporter - March 17, 1998


Homer Sanders Whorton, Sr.
Jun 15, 1903 - Feb 6, 1978

H. S. Whorton

Blooming Grove

Services are to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bloooming Grove United Methodist Church for Homer Sanders Whorton, 74, resident of Blooming Grove, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Officiating will be Rev. Roy Davis and Rev. Leroy Reaves, and burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery.

He was a retired merchant.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Corinne Whorton of Blooming Grove; a son, Homer S. Whorton, Jr., of Houston, his mother, Mrs. Lucy Whorton of Corsicana; and a sister Mrs. Theresa Leverett of Plainview.

Pallbearers are to be Web Armstrong, J. O. McSpadden, Sidney Moore, Edwin Moore, Doug McGee and Clyde Crenshaw.

Bradley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • Page 2A Tuesday, Fredruary 7, 1978 Corsicana Daily Sun

  • Posted by Holli Boone Kees  on Thu, 11 Jan 2001

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Homer Sanders Whorton, Sr.
Jun 15, 1903 - Feb 6, 1978

Services Held For Homer Whorton In BG Methodist Church

Funeral services for retired Blooming Grove businessman Homer Sanders Whorton, 74, were held Friday, Feb. 10, in the Blooming Grove United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Roy Davis and the Rev. Leroy Reaves, officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Both services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Corinne Whorton of BG; his mother, Mrs. Lucy Whorton of Corsicana; a son, Homer S. Whorton Jr. of Houston; and a sister, Mrs. Theresa Leverett of Plainview.

Pallbearers were Webb Armstrong, J.O. McSpadden, Sidney Moore, Edwin Moore, Doug McGee and Clyde Crenshaw.

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Dora Undean (Powers) Wideman
Abt 1904 - May 25, 1971

WIDEMAN; Mrs. Undine, 2832 Westminister. Survived by husband W. H. (Doc) Wideman, Dallas. daughter, Mrs. Joy Hedrick, Iowa Park, Texas, sisters, Mrs Vivian Toten, Mrs Ruth Miller both of Dallas, Mrs Faye Redmond, Van, Texas; grandchildren Van and Valerie Hedrick. Services 10 a.m. Thursday SPARKMAN HILLCREST NORTHWEST HIGHWAY CHAPEL, Dr. Patrick Henry Jr. officiating. Interment Hillcrest Pallbearers Bill Miller, Clyde Redmond. F. C. Redmond, Lewis Hedrick, Perry Maretin, R. L. Thompson

SPARKMAN-HILLCREST, NORTHWEST HIGHWAY, 7405 W. Northwest Hwy. 363-5401

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News, May 27, 1971, pg 4-D

  • I believe her remains may have been moved to Chandler  ...elw

  • Submitted by Edward L. Williams


Angelina Nicole Wiggins
Jun 13, 2001 - Aug 27, 2001

Angelina Nicole Wiggins, 2 1/2 months old, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery with Bob Short officiating.

She was born June 13, 2001 in Corsicana.

Survivors include her parents, Angel and Jennifer Dean Wiggins of Corsicana; grandparents, Pamela and Victor Roberts of Pleasanton, Lewis and Renda Dean of Campwood, and Angelina Gasco and Bernabe Martinez, both of Corsicana; great-grandparents, Geraldine Fields of Mesquite, and Opal Wiggins and Jesus Najera, both of Corsicana; great-great-grandparents, L. J. Dean, Raymond Shannon and Rosie Mae Thompson, all of Campwood; aunt, Jennifer Sandoval of Texas City; uncles, Justin Roberts and Dustin Roberts, both of Pleasanton; great-aunts and uncles, Paula Stolly of Mesquite, Alvin and Sherri Bewley of Irving, Deana and Frank Wiggins, Nina and Jose Saldana, Dwayne and Margarette Bewley, Diana Chavez, and Alevila and Charlie Wheat, all of Corsicana, and Brittan Shannon of Campwood; and a number of cousins.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Vurla Mae Wiggins
Sep 11, 1919 - Jan 13, 2001

Vurla Mae Wiggins, 81, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. H. C Nance and the Rev. Chlyde Franks officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Billy Bland, Mark Crow, Jason Earles, Brian Hand, Joe Howard and Gordon Prickett.

Mrs. Wiggins was born Sept. 11, 1919 in Grandview. She was a faithful member of Trinity Christian Fellowship Church of Corsicana. She was a factory worker.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Wiggins, Sr; son, Franklin W. Wiggins; four brothers; one sister; and two granddaughters..

Mrs. Wiggins is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Carl Atchley, Robbie and Ronnie Lee, and Mary Lewis, all of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Sue Wiggins of Mildred; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Charlie Williams of Corsicana; 25 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Twilight Nursing Home, 3001 W. 4th Ave., Corsicana, Tx 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Bonnie Belle (Burt) Wigley
Jan 14, 1916 - Feb 2, 1997

BROWNWOOD - Bonnie Belle Wigley, 81, died Sunday in a local hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Greenleaf Cemetery.

Mrs. Wigley was born in Kerens and moved to Brownwood in 1952. She was secretary at Northwest Elementary School for 15 years and a member of Coggin Avenue Baptist Church. She married Albert Wigley in 1941 in Waco.

Survivors include her husband, of Brownwood; two sons, David Alan Wigley of Crosbyton and Donald Burt Wigley of Dallas; four sisters, Johnnie Jo Blanton of New Braunfels, Maxine McClanahan of Baton Rouge, La., and Frieda Browning and Ruth Hadaway, both of Waco; and three grandchildren.

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  • BONNIE WIGLEY 14 Jan 1916 - 02 Feb 1997


Jerry W. Wilbourn

HILLSBORO — Services for Jerry W. Wilbourn, 44, of Abbott will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Hillsboro.

Graveside services will be at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Happy Cemetery in Happy under the direction of Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors of Hillsboro.

He died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001.

He was born June 20, 1956, in Plainview. He graduated from Plainview High School in 1974 and from West Texas State University in 1978. He married Mary Ann Sims on Dec. 17, 1976, in Happy. He taught and coached in the Hereford Independent School District from 1978 to 1981.

In 1981 he began a nearly 20-year association with the Texas Farm Bureau and Southern Farm Bureau Insurance Cos. He worked as an agent in Parmer County from 1981 to 1983 and as agency manager in Mitchell and Nolan counties from 1983 to 1993.

In 1993, he became agency manager for Hill and Navarro counties, where he worked until his death.

He was active in the Hill County Fair and as an adult leader for the Abbott 4-H Club. He volunteered as a defensive statistician for the Abbott High School football team and was a Methodist.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jerret and Brant, both of Hillsboro; his parents, Wayne and Naomi of Lubbock; and a sister, Lynne Brown of Euless.

The family suggests memorials to the Jerry Wilbourn Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Citizens National Bank, P.O. Box 404, Hillsboro, TX 76645.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Coma Allie Wilcox

FOREST HILL -- Coma Allie Wilcox, 97, a retired vocational nurse, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Blessing Funeral Home.

Coma Allie Wilcox was born May 9, 1903, in Corbet. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Forest Hill. She and Virgil Rufus Wilcox were married Aug. 9, 1918, in Corsicana. He preceded her in death Aug. 4, 1987.

Survivors: Daughters, Johnnie Fae McNeel of Haltom City, Doris Jelene Hancock of Corsicana, Jimmie Louise Pressley of Houston, Wanda Nell Speer and husband, Bert, of Fort Worth; seven grandchidlren; 14 great-grandchildren; and ten great-great-grandchildren.

Blessing Funeral Home, Mansfield, TX
 


Earl Ellis

Obituary moved to Earl Ellis Biography


Jacel Lee (Owens) Wilcox

Jacel Lee Wilcox, 88, of Corsicana entered her eternal home Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney and the Rev. Teri Hildebrand officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ernest Owens, Jackie Owens, Toby Reed, Curtis Summers, Joe Wade Summers, Leo Summers and William "Bubba" Summers.

Mrs. Wilcox was born to H. D. "Bud" and Mattie Barnes Owens on Oct. 12, 1912 in Blooming Grove. On June 28, 1930, she married O'Neal Wilcox.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O'Neal; grandson, Dana Lynn Wilcox; granddaughter, Cathy Ruth Wilcox; brothers, Louis Owens and W. J. Owens; and her parents.

Mrs. Wilcox is survived by son, Herbert and wife Helen of Corsicana; son, Glenn "Bo" and wife Martha of Spring; grandchildren, Kyle Wilcox of Dallas, Aronda Barlow of Corsicana, Celia Blauser of Hopkinsville, Ky., Alan Wilcox of Spring, Sara Kawalec of Montgomery and Andra Nieto of The Woodlands; great-grandchildren, Leslie O'Neal, Nicholas and Taylor Barlow of Corsicana, Leland, Lyla and Alice of Hopkinsville, Ky., Katherine Kawalec of Montgomery, Richard Nieto of The Woodlands, Olivia, Zack and Amanda Wilcox of Spring; brother, Ellis and wife Gladys Owens of Garland; brother, Chester and Iris Owens of Purdon; and sister, Virgie Summers of Mart.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2929 Carlisle St., Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75204; or Wesley United Methodist Church, 3308 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Ruthie Lee (Toliver) Wiley (Mama Tea)

Services for Ruthie Lee Wiley (Mama Tea), 74, will be 12 noon, Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Samaria Baptist Church, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff. Visitation will be Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mrs. Wiley died Sept. 11, 2000, in Athens.

She was born Jan. 6, 1926, to the late Nolan and Lena Jackson Toliver. Mrs. Wiley attended school in Kerens and married J. C. Wiley on April 7, 1962. Mrs. Wiley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, J. C. Wiley; four, brothers; two, sisters and one, grandson.

Survivors include; children, John and Stella Toliver of Malakoff; Terry and Barbara Copeland of Malakoff; Flora Jean and James Jackson of Dallas; Patsy and Lee Johnson of North Richland Hills; Linda and Lester Brown of Trinidad, Vernon and Linda Wiley of Athens; sisters, Irene Garrett of Corsicana, Inez Brown of Fort Worth, Gussie Fisher of Trinidad and Lillie P. Carter of Kerens; 13, grandchildren; 13, great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Brown, Jackie Garrett, John Brown, Edgar Garrett, Darrell Brown, Dwight Garrett, James Polk and Richard Haynes.
 


Kathrine Ann (Borlace) Wilkinson
Dec 13, 1932 - Jun 10, 2001

Kathrine Ann Wilkinson, 68, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, June 10, 2001 in Ennis.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Karen Cravens officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Roger Borlace Jr., James Branson, Blake Divin, Allen Gann, Marion Joseph Wilkinson and David Wilkinson Jr.

Mrs. Wilkinson was born Dec. 13, 1932 in San Antonio. She was a member of That Church in Corsicana. She loved her family and really loved to cook. She was a very loved person and will be missed.

She is survived by her husband, Marion H. Wilkinson of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Christopher Divin of Ennis; sons and daughters-in-law, Pat Wilkinson, David and Nancy Wilkinson, and Virgil and Sandra Wilkinson, all of Corsicana; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Alice Ruth Borlace of Pleasanton and Roger and Linda Borlace of Corsicana; uncle and wife, Luther and Lois McGuffin of Garland; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Idell (Speed) Williams
Feb 16, 1906 - Sep 29, 2001

Idell Williams, 95, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001 at Twilight Home.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Ross and Johnson Chapel with Scott Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be nephews and friends of the family.

Mrs. Williams was born Feb. 16, 1906 in Kosse.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. B. Williams; sisters and brothers, Oscar Ferrell, Bessie Speed Edwards, Cleo Speed, Henrietta Speed Wilson, Thelma Mae Speed Wynn, Velma Speed Means and Zummer "Buddy" Speed.

Mrs. Williams is survived by her sister, Lummer Speed Alexander of Corsicana; brother, Joe Wesley Speed of Italy; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Essie Mae (Berryhill) Williams
May 30, 1901 - Jun 21, 1995

Essie M. Williams

Essie M. Williams, 94 of Corsicana, died June 21, 1995 in Corsicana. Services will be held at Corley Funeral Chapel at 10 a.m. Friday with Dr. David Hale Officiating. Burial will follow in Campbell-Elrod Cemetery in Navarro County. Mrs. Williams was born May 30, 1901 in Roane. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter Wynona McDaniel of Corsicana, two Sisters Flora Edwards and Lurine Gandy, both of Corsicana four grandchildren, 11 treat grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband Harvey T. Williams.

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  • Daughter of Andrew Jackson & Lillie Belle (Adams) Berryhill

  • Married Harvey Thomas Williams on 24 April 1921 in Navarro Co., TX

  • Campbell - Elrod Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX

  • Posted by Edward L. Williams

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Harvey Thomas Williams
Aug 7, 1899 - Oct 3, 1986

Harvey T. Williams
Harvey T. Williams, 87, of Corsicana, died Friday at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. Calvin Francis officiating. Burial will be in Campbell-Elrod Cemetery. Williams, a produce salesman, had lived here since 1926. Survivors include his wife, Essie Williams of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Winona McDaniel of Corsicana; two grandsons, Donald McDaniel of Corsicana and David McDaniel of Greenville; two granddaughters, Pamela Haynie of Austin and Deborah Teague of McKinney. all bearers will be Leonard Dockery Nolan Dockery, Gary Dockery, Johnny Easley, Lester Easley and Kenneth Berryhill.

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Lillie Margie (Jarrett) Williams
Oct 13, 1924 - May 14, 2001

Margie Williams, 76, of Blooming Grove passed away Monday, May 14, 2001 in Palestine.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Olgesby officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Oak Cemetery.

Mrs. Williams was born Oct. 13, 1924 in Frost. She graduated from Frost High School in 1940. She married Vant Williams June 2, 1944 in Dallas. Their son was born in Corsicana while Mr. Williams was overseas during World War II and their daughter was born four years later in Dallas. When Mr. Williams returned to active duty at the onset of the Korean War, they lived in various parts of the United States, returning to Texas in 1960. They moved to Blooming Grove in 1963 where Mrs. Williams became very active in the community and school, continuing these activities even after their daughter's graduation.

Until she suffered a stroke in 1994, Mrs. Williams was very active in the Navarro County Historical Society and served as hostess at Pioneer Village in Corsicana on the weekends. She and Mr. Williams lived in their home in the Brushie Prairie community at Navarro Mills Lake until she became very ill in December 2000, at which time they became residents at Spring Season Nursing Home in Elkhart. She loved having her family and friends around her and was always there to lend a helping hand and a kind word.

She is survived by her husband, Vant Williams Jr. of Blooming Grove; daughter, Bettye Jean Freels and husband Ron of Buffalo; son, Vant Williams III and wife Lela of Elkhart; brother, Thomas Elvis Jarrett of Garland; grandson, Lt. Darrell Cobb of Corsicana; granddaughters, Trish Ensey and Traci Roberson, both of Palestine, and Tammy Ledford of Leona; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the Navarro County Historical Society, 913 W. Park Ave., Corsicana, Texas 75110; or American Diabetes Association, 12850 Spurling Dr., Suite 100, Dallas, Texas 75230.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


John D. Williams
Jan. 31, 1914 - Jan 26, 1997

VERNON (Special) - Services for John D. Williams, 82, of Vernon will be Wednesday in Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Gilliland, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery.

Williams died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, in a Vernon hospital.

He was born Jan. 31, 1914, in Corsicana. He married Lillie Bell Yost on July 3, 1937, in Vernon. He was a member of Second Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and former song leader.

He served in the Civil Conservation Corps, and he was a volunteer at the Senior Citizens Center. He retired from Lone Star Gas Co. in 1973.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Johnny Ray and Ted, both of Lubbock; and three grandchildren.

The family will be at the funeral home from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.


Lou (Pevehouse) Williams  
Mar 22, 1925 - Feb 14, 1999

SNYDER (Special) - Services for Lou Williams, 73, of Snyder will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Avenue D Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Day officiating.

Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Cemetery under direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

Williams died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in Cogdell Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 22, 1925, in Corsicana. She moved to Snyder from Colorado City in November 1998. She was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Veterans of Foreign Wars. A daughter, Barbara Green, died in 1989.

Survivors include two daughters, Lyn Small of Colorado City and Darlene York of Oklaunion; two sisters, Cathryn Brown of Lubbock and Maggie Jo Royston of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two brothers, Bill Pevehouse and Charles Pevehouse, both of Lubbock; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


Rev. Waldo Williams
abt 1915 - Dec 28, 1996

CORSICANA DAILY SUN
Rev. Waldo Williams, 81, of Dallas, died on Dec. 28, 1996. He is a native of Schulenberg and pastored in Alaska and California before retiring in Port Lavaca, Texas. Funeral services are Thursday at Good Street Baptist Church in Dallas, with burial following at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana. Rev. Williams is survived by his wife, Bernyce Denson Williams and a host of other relatives and friends. Arrangements by Cedar Crest Funeral Home, Inc., of Dallas.


Anita Joyce (Kilgore) Williams  
Nov 28, 1934 - Mar 31, 2000

Anita J. Williams, 65, of Van passed away Friday, March 31, 2000 in a Tyler hospital.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. at Hilliard Funeral Home in Van.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Hilliard Funeral Chapel in Van with Bro. Sam Sidders and Dr. Leonard Molone officiating.

Pallbearers will be Paul Criswell, John Green, Bill Dickard, Bill Mixon, Tony Slate and Tony Hunter.

Mrs. Williams was born Nov. 28, 1934 in Emmett to Paul L. Kilgore and Mammie Dunigan Kilgore. She attended school in Corsicana. Upon marrying Desmond L. Williams on April 2, 1952, they moved to Odessa where they reared a family of two boys and three girls. She lived the past eight years in Van. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of VAn, the Church of Christ ladies Bible Class, Eastern Star, was a volunteer for Senior Citizens and Meals on Wheels.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Paul Lynn; and parents, Paul L. Kilgore and Mammie Dunigan Kilgore.
 


Katie Marquerite (Chambliss) Williams
Apr 4, 1921 - May 15, 1973

Mrs. Williams
Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Katie Williams, 52, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday. Rev. David Hale will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery. She was a member of the Unity Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Charles Williams, Jerry Williams, Ricky Williams, and Darrell Williams, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs Jeannette Pryor of Corsicana; a brother Harvey Chambliss of Palashas Tex; a sister, Mrs Lois Prince of Orange; seven grandchildren; one great granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers include Jack Shults, Harold Sanches, David Dycus, Dick Young, Don Richards, and Nelson Murry.

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Gladys L. (Tune) Williams

Services for Gladys L. Williams, 79, of Tool, were 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel, Seven Points, with the Rev. Craig Wheeler and the Rev. Shawn Bailey officiating.

A private interment followed at Southland Memorial Park in Grand Prairie, under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home, Seven Points.

Mrs. Williams died Feb. 9, 2001, in a Kaufman hospital.

A former resident of Grand Prairie and Colorado Springs, Colo., Mrs. Williams was born Nov. 2, 1921, in Dawson, to Henry Wesley and Willis Ethel Smith-Tune. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tool. She married Willy Marvin Johnson Sept. 21, 1943, in Dallas. Mr. Williams preceded her in death Sept. 1, 1991. Mrs. Williams married Lloyd Williams Aug. 13, 1994 in Canton. Mr. Williams preceded her in death Aug. 13, 1994. Mrs. Williams was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her children, Harold Lloyd Hurst in 1939 and Rose Marie Hurst in 1940 and brothers, J. W. Tune and Marion Wesley Tune.

Survivors include children and their spouses; Kerry and Marilyn Hurst of Flagstaff, Ariz., Linda and Jim Davis of Phoenix, Ariz., Marvin Eugene "Gene" and Nylene Johnson of Hugoton, Kan., Sandra and Craig Wheeler of Honolulu, Hawaii, Robert Johnson of Florida, Christy and Dana Plourde of Rochester, N. H. and Charles and Terri Johnson of Nicholasville, Ky.; sister and brother-in-law, Connie and J. R. Ziegler of Grand Prairie; grandchildren, Cari, Robert, Dawn, Doug, Debbie, Tiffanie, Casandra, Sara, Robert, Jason, Shawn, Isiah, Luke, and Reagan; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Courtney, Jessica, Tami, Taylor, Colton, Kaley, Marissa, Michael, and Calub.

Memorials may be made to your local humane society.


Judge Joseph Oran Williams 
April 13, 1911 - Dec 27, 1998

J. O. Williams, 87, of Frost passed away Sunday, Dec. 27 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Frost Baptist Church, with Jim Baggett and Joe Dowdy officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery. Mr. Williams' body will lie in state at the church today from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Mr. Williams was born on April 13, 1911 in Aquilla. He was on of the Frost's most prominent residents, serving as mayor for 36 years and also as municipal judge and school board president in Frost.

Mr. Williams was a leader in the cotton industry. In 1972 he received the Horace Hayden Memorial Award for Cotton Ginner of the Year. Mr. Williams was a lifetime member of the Texas Cotton Ginners Association and served as president of the Texas Independent Cotton Ginner Association and the Texas Cotton Ginners Association. He was one of the founders of Volunteer Purchasing Group Inc.

Mr. Williams is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Clifford and Karen Williams of Frost; stepson Larry Vandavier of Frost; daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Mike McMinn of Waxahachie; stepdaughter Carol Harris and her husband Mike of Belton; sister Frances Hickman of Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elzee in 1965 and second wife, Estelle, in 1998.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Hooser, Ronnie Brown, Todd McGraw, Bob Berna, Buddy Bellew, Dewayne Watson, Ronald Martin and Ted Green. Arrangements by Griffin Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • SSDI: J WILLIAMS 13 Apr 1911 27 Dec 1998 76641 (Frost, Navarro, TX) (No Location Given) 462-03-6820 TX

  • TXDI: Williams Joseph Oran 12-27-1998 NAVARRO Male


Frank Lee "Junior" Williams
Nov 11, 1938 - Nov 26, 2000

Frank Lee "Junior" Williams, 62, of Dallas and former resident of Blooming Grove, passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Olive Grove Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Hart officiating. Interment will follow at Brushie Prairie.

Pallbearers will be Curtis Burke, Willie Busby, Chester Williams, James Henderson, Kenneth Jay, Tyrone Hood, John Hood, Cedric Hood, Marcus Nelson and L. Lockhart.

Mr. Williams was born Nov. 11, 1938 in Blooming Grove. He was a member of Olive Grove Baptist Church and a graduate of Pelham High School. He was a former employee of Austin Pavement Company.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Williams Sr.; and wife, Jimmie Sneed Williams.

Mr. Williams is survived by his mother, Nora Williams; a very special one, Karen Brown; children, Sharon Coleman of Blooming Grove, Connie Williams, Linda Owens and Lenell Williams, all of Centerville, Tonya Campbell of Corsicana, Judy Williams of Fort Worth, and Frank Williams II, Kendra Reese, Terry Williams and Fredrick Williams, all of Dallas; sister, Mae Jackson of Dallas; brothers, the Rev. R. C. Williams of Fort Worth and Rodger Guinyard of Blooming Grove; 18 grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

 

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Charles Reno Williams
Dec 4, 1911 - Jan 18, 1970

Reno Williams Rites Monday
Funeral services were scheduled Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel for Reno Williams, 58, a native of Navarro Mills and longtime resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Cass French will officiate, and interment will be in Hamilton Cemetery. Williams, an automobile salesman, was a member f the Second Avenue Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of Corsicana, five sons, Billy Joe of Rockport, Jerry of Athens, and Charles. Ricky and Darrell of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs Jeanette Pryor of Corsicana; ten grandchildren; one brother, Henry Williams of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs Nettie Skinner and Mrs Nina Watson of Corsicana and Mrs Beulah Cox of Arlington. Pallbearers include Roy Fields, Roy Johnston, David Dycus, Jack Shultz, Richard Young and Mickey Matthews.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan. 19, 1970

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CARD OF THANKS
We would like to take this means to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for those who were so kind to us during the deathof our husband and father. To Second Avenue Baptist Church for their prayers and food; to Rev. Cass French Jr for his kind words; and to Corley Funeral Home for their quiet and dignified service. We would especially like to thank all the employees of Texas Miller Products. Their expression of kindness and love will never be forgotten. May God richly bless each and everyone of you.
The family of Reno Williams
Corsicana Daily Sun - Jan 26, 1970


Gerald Lynn "Jerry" Williams
May 15, 1944 - Aug 24, 1999

Gerald Lynn "Jerry" Williams, 55, of Rice passed away Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at his residence.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Abundant Life Fellowship Church, with Brother Curtis Baker officiating. Interment will follow.

Mr. Williams was born May 15, 1944 in Corsicana. He had been a car salesman in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reno Williams; brother, Ricky Loyd Williams; and sister, Janette Pryor.

Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Joyce Williams of Rice; son, Allen Williams of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and Roy McCullough of Corsicana, Kathy and Bill Wright of Michigan and Cindy and Gary Turner of Angus; grandchildren, Jeremy and Ethan Williams, Heath and Dalton McCullough and Brittnye and Dustin Wright; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Gay Williams of Ennis, Bill and Bobby Williams of Taft and Darryl Williams; a number of nieces and nephews including special nieces and nephews, Tommy Pryor and Vince Williams, both of Corsicana, and Tiffany Williams of Ennis; special aunt, Fay Williams; and father-in-law and other-in-law, Buddy and Lorene McCulloch.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jimmie Williams
Dec 28, 1916 - Sep 2, 2001

Jimmie Williams, 84, of Dallas (formerly of Frost), passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at a Veterans Administration hospital.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Taylor Chapel Baptist Church in Frost with the Rev. October Thomas officiating. Burial will be at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Williams, Jerry Bisor, Isacc Faulk, Anthony Williams and Tori Williams.

Mr. Williams was born Dec. 28, 1916, in Flukersville.  He was a deacon of Miracle Revivial Center Church of Dallas. He served in the U.S. Army from Jan. 25, 1941, to Feb. 3, 1944, and was honorably discharged. He was a member of the Disabled American Veteran Oakcliff Branch 32 of Dallas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim Williams and Lucy Fletcher Williams; wife, Minnie Rose Williams; three sons and five brothers.

He is survived by sons, Johnny Williams of Italy and Theodore Williams of Florida; daughters, Carolyn Robert of Dallas, Rose Sullivan of Corsicana, Dorothy Martin, Ella Davis, Mary Bisor, Janine Williams, all of Dallas, Shirley Shed of Ovilla, Iva Johnson and Theresa Wilkins, both of Dallas; 32 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; sisters, Lorene Warren of Dallas and Jehiah Hooker of Lubbock and many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Joe Henry Williams
Aug 14, 1905 - Aug 5, 1979
 
Joe Williams
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Joe Henry Williams, 73, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Jim Carraway will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery. He was born Aug 14, 1905 in Wanetta, Okla and had lived in Corsicana 65 years. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Thomas Williams. He was also a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, eight sons, Thomas J. Williams of Eunice, N.M., Robert J. Williams of Waco, Oscar D. Williams of Huntsville, Henry E. Williams, Benny L. Williams, Arthur L. Williams, Donald R. Williams, and Gary W. Williams, all of Corsicana, three daughters, Mrs. Doris Kennemore of Corsicana, Mrs. Alice Ivy of Garland, and Mrs. Billie Harrison of Wills Point, 31 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Billy Cox of Arlington. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Ricky Loyd Williams

OBITUARY - Corsicana
Ricky Williams
Ricky Williams, 33, died Tuesday in Victoria following injuries in a car accident at Refugio. Services is Friday, 10 a.m., Griffin Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. David Hale officiating. Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers are Dale Lake, Larry Auerbach, Larry Flynn, Clifford Andrews, Billy Beaird and Jerry Jones.

Notes:

  • Son of Charles Reno & Katie Marquerite (Chambliss) Williams

  • Married Margorie Ann (Barlow) Hoover on 16 March 1970 in Rockwall Co. TX

  • Submitted by Edward L. Williams


Sue Allie (Eliot) Williams
Jun 27, 1903 - Sep 26, 2001

Sue Allie Eliot Williams, 98, of Katy, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001 in Katy.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Katy with the Rev. D. Nick Sholare officiating. Interment will be 4 p.m. at Grape Creek Cemetery near Corsicana.

Mrs. Williams was born June 27, 1903 in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W. A. Williams.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Pat Williams of Somerville; grandchildren, Debbie Braun of Willis, Robert Williams of Sugerland, Rebekah Calabuig of Dallas, Deborah Proctor of College Station and Ken Merphis of Kingwood; nine great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and a brother, George Kline of Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Katy, Box 925 Katy, Texas 77492.

Arrangements by Schmidt Funeral Home.

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  • Added to www.findagrave.com

  • Wife of William A. "Bill" Williams (Dec 14, 1901 - Dec 7, 1990)


Edith Williams
Dec. 15, 1911 - May 27, 2001

Edith Williams, 89, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, May 27, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Williams was born Dec. 15, 1911 in Hillsboro. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest E. Williams; and son, Loyd W. Williams.

Mrs. Williams is survived by a daughter, Mary Helen Kizer of Corsicana; daughter-in-law, Margie Williams of Huntsville; five grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Donald Dean Williams
Sept. 2, 1932 - Sep 8, 2001

Donald Dean Williams, 69, of Purdon, passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, in Purdon.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Donn Lake, John Lake, Jerry Pentecost, Don Wells, Donnie Wells, Mitchell Wells, Brandon Williams and Derek Williams.

Mr. Williams was born Sept. 2, 1932, in Tuttle, Okla., to William and Annie Williams. He was an inventor, philosopher and motivator. He was a devoted husband of 50 years, father, grandfather, friend and a true believer in God.

He gave of himself unselfishly and rewrote the definition of honesty.

He was an equipment operator.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Doraleen Williams of Purdon; daughter and son-in-law, Tawnya and Don Wells of Dennison; daughter, Rita Williams of Houston; sons, John and Mary Williams of Purdon and Terry and Robin Williams of Corsicana; sisters, Jean Arcangeli of Houston, Florene Finley of Houston and Lavora Simms of Oleatha, Colo.; granddaughters, Chauncey, Melissa, Tara, Jennifer, Shelby and Celina; gransons, Marcus, Matthew, D.J., Dylan, Brandon, Mitchell, Donnie, Derek and Toby; great granddaughter, Daiza and numerous nieces an dnephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at 200 N. 13th Suite 102 Corsicana, 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Joe Williamson
Jan. 30, 1971 - June 17, 2001

FORT WORTH -- Joe Williamson, 30, a farmer, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Chapel. Graveside service: 3 p.m. Thursday in Younger Cemetery in Corsicana. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Joe Dean Williamson was born Jan. 30, 1971, in Cleveland.

Survivors: Son, Little Joe Williamson; parents, Norman and Mary Williamson; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in Texas and Oklahoma.

Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Road


Winnifred M. (Weeks) Williamson
July 15, 1914 - Nov 12, 2000

WILLIAMSON, Winnifred M.
("Winnie"). Winnie was born July 15, 1914 in Kerens, Texas, and passed away on November 12, 2000, at age 86, in Irving, Texas. Winnie was the daughter of Arthur and Allyne Weeks, of Corsicana, Texas who preceded her in death. She was the loving wife of William Merle Williamson, who also preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Bill and Suzanne Williamson, of Ormond Beach, Florida, Kathy Sanders, of Tyler, Texas, Cecil and Glenda Fulmer, of Irving; by her grandchildren Kelly and Aaron Steines, of Fairfax, Virginia, Julie and Mike Harper of Whitehouse, Texas, LeAnne Fulmer, of Azle, Texas, and Mark Fulmer, of Irving, Texas: and by her great grandchildren Jacob and Kayleigh Harper, of Whitehouse, Texas, Ashley and Russell Sanders, of Plano, Texas. She is also survived by her brother, Glynn Coates Weeks, of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Winnie previously worked for K. Wolens Department Store in Corsicana when she married and left in 1940 to become a homemaker and mother. The family moved to Irving in 1951, when Merle began work for Chance Vought. Winnie and her family were members of of First Baptist Church of Irving, where she taught preschool age children for many years. Her love for God and His beautiful world led her into painting and membership in the Irving Art Association. "Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She opened her mouth with wisdom: and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed,. "Prov. 31:25-27. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of First Baptist Church, 301 S. Main St., Irving, Texas at 10:00 A.M., on Wednesday, November 15, 2000. Interment at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving, Texas. The Rev Chuck Stevenson will officiate. Funeral arrangements were conducted under the direction of Chism & Smith, 129 O'Connor, Irving, TX


Mable (Wyatt) Self-Williamson
June 2, 1915 - Nov 14, 1997

LEVELLAND (Special) - Graveside services for Mable Self Williamson, 82, of Lubbock will be at 11 a.m. today in the City of Levelland Cemetery with the Rev. Ed Ainsworth, associate pastor of Church on the Rock, officiating.

Services are under direction of Geo. C. Price Funeral Directors.

She died Friday, Nov. 14, 1997, at her residence.

She was born June 2, 1915, in Corsicana. She moved to Lubbock from Cross Plains in 1985. She married Raymond Edward Self on Feb. 1, 1933, in Levelland. He died Oct. 16, 1976. She married Dan Hugh Williamson on Aug. 30, 1979, in Levelland. He died March 19, 1985. She was a member of Church on the Rock in Lubbock, and she was a founding member of Levelland Foursquare Gospel Church.

She was an underwater welder in World War II, and she later owned a laundry.

Survivors include a son, Gary Self of Lubbock; a daughter, Beverly Perdue of Lubbock; two brothers, Elton Wyatt of Littlefield and Landis Wyatt of Cypress; two sisters, Cora Finley of Brownfield and Ruby Nichols of Bakersfield, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.


Willie Lee "Bill" Wilson
May 7, 1928 - Jul 12,2000

 

ODESSA - Willie Lee "Bill" Wilson, 72, of Odessa, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born in Purdon on May 7, 1928, to Jonus Murphy and Rhoda White-Wilson.

He served in the U.S. Navy from April 10, 1946, to Jan. 13, 1948, serving most of his term at NAS Ford Island, Hawaii, where he worked as an aviation mechanic. He attained the rank of seaman first class.

He married Eula Nell Norton on May 22, 1948, in Waxahachie and had four children.

He worked most of his life as a rock bit retipper and was known as one of the best in his trade. He began his career with Varel Manufacturing Company in Dallas. Later, he worked for Walker McDonald Bit Company at several locations and then retired while working for WFJ Drilling Tools Inc. in Odessa.

His wife, Eula Nell, preceded him in death on Aug. 3, 1993.

He is survived by his son, Jack Wilson of Odessa; daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and John Link of Odessa and Darlene and Dennis Sarrell of Hobbs, N.M.; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Corina Wilson of Odessa; brothers, James, Larry and Roger Wilson, all living in East Texas; sisters, Ruth Judge, Linda Armour and Kathy Bennett, all of East Texas; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2000, at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Pastor Bill Counts of Tabernacle Baptist Church officiating.

Arrangements are by Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

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Willie Wilson
ODESSA — Willie Lee "Bill" Wilson, 72, of Odessa, a retired rock bit retipper, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at Medical Center Hospital.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Bill Counts officiating. Arrangements by Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

He was born in Purdon. He was a Navy veteran.

SURVIVORS: Sons, Jack Wilson and Robert Wilson, both of Odessa; daughters, Peggy Link of Odessa and Darlene Sarrell of Hobbs, N.M.; brothers, James Wilson, Larry Wilson and Roger Wilson, all of East Texas; sisters, Ruth Judge, Linda Armour and Kathy Bennett, all of East Texas; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren


Edwin Wilson
July 9, 1941 - June 29, 2001

Edwin "Ed' Wilson, 59, of Corsicana passed away Friday, June 29, 2001 in Corsicana.

Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Clayton Smith and the Rev. Benny Horn officiating.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and friends of the family.

Mr. Wilson was born July 9, 1941 in Maryville, Missouri. He was retired from Williams House.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lowell and Belvedene Wilson; daughter, Brenda Wilson; and brother, James Wilson.

Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Linda Wilson of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Melinda and Gary Jones of Corsicana, Glenda and Jeff Courch of Irene, and Tina Morris of Corsicana; sons and daughter-in-law, Eddy Wilson and Stephen and Patty Wilson, all of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, Louis and Mae Wilson of Tucumcari, N.M.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and Sam Selson of South Carolina and Louise and Paul Adams of Melrose, N.M.; 11 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Jimmie Nell Wilson
Aug. 30, 1939 - Oct 26, 2001

Jimmie Nell Wilson, 62, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2001 in Duncanville.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at New Bethel Baptist Church in Goodlow with the Rev. Ernest Betts Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Park Cemetery.

Ms. Wilson was born Aug. 30, 1939 in Delia, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Wilson; son, Waymond Terry Wilson; and daughter, Laria Lee Wilson.

Ms. Wilson is survived by sons, Henry Lee Meadows of California, Arthur Wilson of Ennis, Angus Lee of Indianapolis, Ind. and Bobby Charles Wilson of Corsicana; daughters and son-in-law, Vanessa Wilson of Las Vegas, Nev., Patricia Faulk of Kerens, Annette Brooks of Mesquite, and Thelma and Jerry Hall of Corsicana; brother, Jimmy Wilson of Sun City, Calif.; sister, Barbara Wilson of Kerens; mother, Willie Mae Davis Wilson; aunt, Angelina Phipps of Dallas; manay grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a special friend, Mary Brown of Corsicana; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.


James Calvin "Jim" Wilson

James Calvin "Jim" Wilson, 60, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Dec. 18 at his residence. He was born Sept. 29, 1940 in Corsicana.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.


Kirby W. Wilson
Feb. 6, 1914 - Oct 17, 2000

Kirby W. Wilson, 86, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Wilson was born Feb. 6, 1914 in Lynchburg, Va. He was president of Tri-State Telephone Company during the 1940s. He was a CPA and longtime resident of Corsicana. He will be missed by all who loved him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy W. Wilson.

He is survived by his two sons, Alan Wilson and wife Randy and Mike Wilson of Corsicana; grandchildren, Scott Wilson of Austin, David Wilson of College Station, Paul Wilson and Rachael Wilson of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


John O. Wilson
 July 31, 1923 - April 15, 2001

MAUD -- John O. Wilson, a dentist, died Saturday, April 15, 2001, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bates-Rolf Funeral Home. The Rev. Roger Tarver will officiate. Burial: Rock Hill Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Dr. John O. Wilson was born July 31, 1923, in Frost. He was an alumnus of Southern Methodist Univeristy. He graduated from Bayor University College of Dentistry in 1951 and practiced dentistry for almost 30 years in Grand Prairie before moving his practice to Maud. He retired in 1998 after 20 years of local practice. He was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Grand Prairie and was currently a member of the United Methodist Church in Maud. He was awarded a life membership in the International Association of Lions Club. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, John Benjamin Wilson, in 1999.

Survivors: Wife, Tomie Faye Wilson of Maud; son, John O. Wilson Jr. of Arlington; daughters, Becky Miller of Montgomery and Jane Wilson of Dallas; aunt, Fern Ledbetter of Houston; niece, Susan Kean of Fort Worth; nephews, Gene Long of Maud, Gerry White of Austin and David Kean of Coos Bay, Ore.; grandchildren, Kristi, Katy Wilson and Jordan Wilson of Arlington, Brad Ramsey of Dallas, Mylon Hudgins of Austin and Layla Hudgins of Texarkana, Texas; great-grandchild, Sommer Ramsey of Dallas; and a number of cousins.

Bates-Rolf Funeral Home, New Boston


Raymond Leo Wilson

BOWIE - Raymond Leo Wilson, 88, of Corsicana, Texas, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, in a Corsicana retirement center.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, at First Baptist Church, Bowie, with the Rev. Dr. Ronnie Lawson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, under the direction of Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home.

Wilson was a retired oilfield driller.

Survivors include three daughters, Gloria Lee of Bowie, Beverly Rhea Ford of Corsicana, and Marita Nichols of Birmingham, Ala.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred Henderson of Lawton, Okla., and Doris Teakill of Wichita Falls.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Claudie H. Wilson
July 30, 1916 - Mar 12, 2001

Claudie H. Wilson, 84, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 12, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Wilson was born July 30, 1916 in Texas. She was a member of North Beaton Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Wilson.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by her son, Donald Lee Wilson of Fort Worth; sisters, Eunice Churchwell and Odessa Wood, both of Corsicana, Ruby Scoggins of Odessa, Pauline Motl of San Angelo, Goldie Aaron of Happy and Zada Bell Smith of Amarillo; brother, Obie Lee Teague of Thackerville, Okla.; grandson and wife, Dannie and Laurie Wilson of Breckenridge; granddaughter, Shannon Brents of Fort Worth; and great-grandchildren, Natalie Wilson and Danielle Wilson, both of Breckenridge, and Kerstan Brents of Fort Worth.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Jack Kiplinger Wilson
Dec 20, 1950 - Nov 20, 2000

Jack Kiplinger Wilson, 49, passed away Nov. 20, 2000 in Dallas.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Unitarian Church, Preston and Normandy, Dallas with Dr. Laurel Hallman officiating.

Mr. Wilson was born Dec. 20, 1950 in Dallas. He was assistant board director of Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Association and board member of Texas Trails Network

Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Martha Wilson of Parker; parents, John and Jane Wilson of Dallas; son, Jack Wilson Jr. and wife Linda of Fort Worth; daughters, Paige Foreman and Ashley Wilson, both of Corsicana; and granddaughter, Brooke Foreman.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 560089, Dallas, Texas 75356-0089.

Arrangements by North Texas Cremation Society
 


Violet (Ward) Wilson
Aug 7, 1920 - Feb 21, 1999

Lubbock Avalanche Journal - website

BROWNFIELD (Special) - Services for Violet Wilson, 78, of Brownfield will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Brownfield Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. J. L. Bass officiating.

Burial will be in Terry County Memorial Cemetery.

She died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, in Brownfield. She was born Aug. 7, 1920, in Frost. She married Gene Wilson on Aug. 12, 1940, in Brownfield. He died March 11, 1991. She moved to Brownfield in 1940.

Survivors include a daughter, Viola Lee Wilson of Brownfield; a son, Arnold Eugene Wilson of Shephard; and two brothers, Charles Ward of Lubbock and Searcy Ward of Red Bluff, Calif.


Maurice Wilson
Nov 2, 1918 - Mar 25, 2001

Maurice Wilson, 82, of Glen Rose, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2001, in Glen Rose.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Church of Chrise and had lived in Glen Rose and Pecan Plantation areas since the 190s. She was a former Dallas resident.

She was preceded in death by son, Gregory Stephen Wilson and her husband, Earl Vista Wilson.

She is survived by son, Rodney B. Wilson of Las Vegas, Nev., seven grandchildren; one great granddaughter; sisters, Lea Ross of Corsicana, Mary Crider of Tulsa, Okla., and Bonnie Vaughn of Dallas' brothers, Benny Richardson of Gonzales, Bill Richardson of Corsicana and Ralph Richardson Jr. of Gun Barrel City.

Arrangements by Wiley Funeral Home of Glen Rose
 


Neva Wood

Lubbock Avalanche Journal

HOUSTON (Special) Services for Neva Pearl Wood, 92, of Hobbs, N.M. will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Morning Star in Hobbs.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Forrest Park Lawndale in Houston.

Local arrangements will be under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home, Inc.

She died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at Lea Regional Hospital in Hobbs.

She was born Feb. 21, 1907, in Corsicana. She married Thomas Wood in 1947, in Houston. He preceded her in death in 1967. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include a sister, Claudia Carter of San Antonio; a niece; and a great-niece.

The family suggests memorials to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 3300 North Fowler, Hobbs, N.M.


Rhonda Michelle (Poteet-Rassmussen) Wood

Rhonda Michelle Wood

Rhonda Michelle Wood, 32, of Blooming Grove passed away Saturday, July 21, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Wood was born March 17, 1969 in Fort Worth.

She is survived by her husband, Mark Wood of Blooming Grove; son, Justin of Blooming Grove; daughter, Tinnea of Blooming Grove; mother, Lynn Anglemyer of Indiana; grandparents, Mae and F.M. Collins of Blooming Grove; brothers, Jason, Bubba and Billy; and sisters, Sissie and DeLisa.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.


Patricia Joanne (McHugh) Wood
Oct 16, 1938 - May 15, 2001

Patricia Joanne Wood, 62, of Fairfield passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at College Station Medical Center.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Fairfield with Monsignor Samuel Metzger and the Rev. Peter Whitney officiating. Interment will follow at Fairfield Cemetery.

Mrs. Wood was born Oct. 16, 1938 in Kansas. She served as mayor of Fairfield since May 1998. She was a retired teacher from the Fairfield Independent School District. She was a member of the Kansas State Alumni, Fairfield Main Street Advisory Board, IBBC and St. Bernard Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn D. Wood.

Mrs. Wood is survived by her daughter, Lisa Wood and fiance Kerry Wilhelmi of Hot Springs, Ark.; son, Tony Wood and wife Kristin of Early; grandchildren, Meagan Wood and Matt Wood of Early; mother, Lucille Rusch of Bryan; and brother, Darrell McHugh and wife Kathy of College Station.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield.


Karla Wood

Karla Wood, 19, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2001 in Dallas.

Memorial services will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Kaufman with Pastor Clayton McCord officiating.

She was born Feb. 17, 1982 in Agana Heights, Guam to James Joseph and Candace Anne (Sexton) Wood. She was a 2000 graduate of Kaufman High School and a student at Navarro College in Corsicana. She was a member of the Kaufman High School band and Lady Lions basketball team. She was also a member of the youth council at Four Mile Lutheran Church in Mabank.

Survivors include her parents, Jim and Candi Wood of Columbia, S.C.; sister, Jennifer Wood; grandparents, Jim and Colleen Wood of Chicago; and special friend, Joey.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked donations be made to the Four Mile Lutheran Church Building Fund, 460 VZ CR 2607, Mabank, Texas 75147.

Arrangements by Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home of Kaufman.


Ruby Fern (Hiler) Woodland 
Apr 24, 1917 - Mar 24, 2001

Fern Hiler Woodlan

Fern Hiler Woodland, 83, of Blooming Grove, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2001, in Corsicana.

Services were 11 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Blooming Grove with the Rev. Thomas Childs. Interment was at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Hugh Nicholson, Edd Hill, Michael Hiler, Rita Farish, Scott Armstrong, Randy Hiler, Belinda Brownlow, Bryan Hiler and Georgia Shipley.

Mrs. Woodland was born April 24, 1917, in Blooming Grove.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Woodland, parents, George and Georgia Hiler, and sisters, Mattie Ruth Niver and Inez King Hemmingway.

She is survived by son, Jimmy and Sarah Woodland of Lake O'The Pines; daughter, Pat and Eddie Davis of Waxahachie; granddaughters Monetta Schwartz of Dallas, Vanessa Haughton of Austin, Meridith Weatherby of Dallas; grandson, Kirk Davis of Dallas; great grandson, Jake Davis of Waxahachie; sisters, Sadie Hill, Macil Nicholson, Maxine Armstrong, Dot Russell, all of Blooming Grove and Barabara Garrison of Kerens, and brothers, Hubert Hiler of Grandbury, Doug Hiler of Blooming Grove and Ronnie Hiler of Frost.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Blooming Grove.


Mary E. Woods
Feb 7, 1925 - Oct 6, 2001

Mary E. Woods, 76, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001 in Dallas.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday for family only at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Woods was born Feb. 7, 1925 in Corsicana. She was a housewife.

She is survived by husband H. B. Woods of Corsicana; daughter Judy Heard and husband Bob of Purdon; daughter Mary I. Woods of Garland; sister Charlene and husband Ed Norrell of Decatur, Ala.; and grandsons Jason Heard of Arlington and Matt Heard of Richardson.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Clarence E. Woods
Jul 16, 1910 - Aug 10, 1999

Services for Clarence E. Woods, 89, of Lubbock will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Abbey Chapel Resthaven Funeral Home with the Rev. John Ballard officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park under direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

He died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999.

He was born July 16, 1910, in Corsicana. He married Margaret Johnson on April 30, 1949, in Dallas. She died on Nov. 3, 1985. He graduated from Texas Tech in 1933 with a bachelor of science degree in education. He was the past Grand Master of Odd Fellows and owned Woods Paint and Paper until 1960. He retired from Gibsons Discount in 1975. He was a resident of Lubbock since 1920.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Cunningham and Deborah Holt, both of Lubbock; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Trudie Woods

Trudie Woods, 89, of Dawson passed away Saturday, July 14, 2001 in Mexia.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Red Oak Funeral Home Chapel in Red Oak. Interment will follow at Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas. Ms. Woods was born Jan. 1, 1912 in Caledonia, Miss.

She is survived by sons Leon Woods of Purdon and Charles Woods of Dawson; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Red Oak Funeral Home.


Rebecca Maxine (Keathley) Worsham 
May 6, 1908 - Jul 30, 1999

Rebecca Maxine Worsham, 91, of Corsicana passed away Friday, July 30, 1999 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Gene Cravens officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Worsham was born May 6, 1908 in Frost to Della Scott and Malvin Keathley. She graduated from Barry High School and received teaching certification from North Texas State College. In 1930, she married Joe Worsham of Barry.

After working in a defense plant in World War II, she moved with her husband and children to Corsicana. She served as secretary at Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church and later St. Luke United Methodist Church until she retired after 35 years.

She was a charter member of the Navarro County Historical Society as well as the Genealogy Society. She and her brother, Malvin Keathley, spent more than 10 years surveying cemeteries in Navarro County. Mrs. Worsham was also a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. She was a lifelong quilt maker and received numerous awards including blue ribbons from the State Fair of Texas.
Mrs. Worsham is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Madge and Bill Walters of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Joe Don and Margaret Worsham of Ozark, Ala.; granddaughters, Mary Doyle and Ambry Worsham of Ozark; grandsons, Jonathan Walters of Garland, Jeffrey Walters of Dallas, James Walters of Allen, Peter Worsham of Ozark, Robb Archer of Huntsville, Ala., Joe Don Worsham Jr. of Mt. Airy, S.C. and Todd Hotchkiss of Hoover, Ala.; five great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Malvin and Verna Mae Keathley of Corsicana; sisters, Billie Wilson of Fort Worth and Cleo Knotts of Plano; sisters-in-law, Beulah Mitchell and Geneva Worsham of Barry; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Maxine Worsham Fund at Corsicana Public Library; Suffer the Little Children, Mexico Outreach, P.O. Box 1184, Ozark, Ala. 36361; or St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2308 Bowie Dr., Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Jeremiah "Jerry" Worsham 
May 23, 1937 - May 15, 2000

Jerry Worsham, Barry native and longtime Snyder High School drama director, passed away on May 15, 2000 in Lubbock.

Services will be held Friday, May 19, 2000, at 10:00 a.m., at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Burial will be in Pattison Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton. A public memorial service will also be held at Scurry County Coliseum in Snyder on Saturday, June 17, 2000 at 3:00 p.m.

A graduate of the University of North Texas, Worsham began his long teaching career at Corsicana High School. He left Corsicana to serve his country in the United States Navy during the early 1960’s, and moved to Snyder in 1966. At Snyder, Worsham led his students to a record in 13 state championships in one-act play competition, earning a distinction as the most successful theater director in U.I.L. history. In fact, Worsham’s record is unmatched by any coach or director of any sport or activity in Texas interscholastic history.

Jerry’s father Raymond and identical twin brother James, preceded him in death. He is survived by his mother, Geneva Worsham of Barry; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond Lee and Jody Worsham of Nacogdoches and Charles and Gilda Worsham of Barry; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Rayneva and Aubry Marr and Patsy and Raymond Gorden of Barry and Sarah Hinkle of Fort Worth; as well as a number of nieces and nephews. He is also survived by an extensive “Snyder family” of current and former students who participated in his drama programs.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Jerry P. Worsham Drama Education Foundation, in care of the Snyder National Bank, 1715 25th Street, Snyder, Texas 79549. The primary purpose of the foundation will be the funding of educational programs for drama students.

Former Snyder High School students will serve as pallbearers.

Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas

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Worsham, Jerry

Austin American Statesman, May 17, 2000

Jerry Worsham, Barry native and longtime Snyder High School drama director, passed away on May 15, 2000, in Lubbock. Services will be held Friday, May 19, 2000, at 10:00 a.m., at Griffin-Roughton

Funeral Home in Corsicana. Burial will be in Pattison Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at GriffinRoughton. A public memorial service will also be held at Scurry County Coliseum in Snyder on Saturday, June 17, 2000, at 3:00 p.m. A graduate of the University of North Texas, Worsham began his long teaching career at Corsicana High School. He left Corsicana to serve his country in the United States Navy during the early 1960s, and moved to Snyder in 1966. At Snyder, Worsham led his students to a record 13 state championships in one-act play competition, earning a distinction as the most successful theater director in U.I.L. history. In fact, Worsham's record is unmatched by any coach or director of any sport or activity in Texas interscholastic history.

Jerry's father, Raymond and identical twin brother, James preceded him in death. He is survived by his mother, Geneva Worsham of Barry; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond Lee and Jody Worsham of Nacogdoches and Charles and Gilda Worsham of Barry; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Rayneva and Aubry Marr and Patsy and Raymond Gorden of Barry and Sarah Hinkle of Fort worth; as well as a number of nieces and nephews. He is also survived by an extensive

"Snyder family" of current and former students who participated in his drama programs. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Jerry P. Worsham Drama Education Foundation, in care of the Snyder National Bank, 1715 25th Street, Snyder, Texas 79549. The primary purpose of the foundation will be the funding of scholarships and the advancement of educational programs for drama students. Former Snyder High students will serve as pallbearers. 

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Troy Mae (Hawthorne) Wren
April 25, 1920 - May 31, 2001

Troy Mae Wren, 81, of Hubbard passed away Thursday, May 31, 2001 in Hubbard.

Services will be 11 a.m. today at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Lee officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Mrs. Wren was born April 25, 1920 in Clay County, Ala. She was raised in Ranger and moved to Hubbard in 1937. She married Melburn Wren Aug. 21, 1940 in Dawson. She was a retired seamstress for Kreditor Manufacturing in Hubbard. She was a member of Missionary Baptist Church in Hubbard.

She was preceded in death by a grandson and a brother.

Mrs. Wren is survived by her husband, Melburn Wren of Hubbard; sons, Travis Wade Wren of Hubbard and Wendell Lee Wren of Malone; brothers, Junior Monroe Hawthorne of Bynum and Durwood Hawthorne of Riesel; sisters, Eula Roberts of Corsicana, Eva Watkins and Louise Vaughan, both of Vidor, Pauline Warren of Waco, Laverne Armand of New Iberia, La., Nola Faye Sheeley of Hubbard and Ola Faye Howard of Mexia; grandchildren, Cindy Strauch and Kayla Wren, both of Malone, and Lauren and Ethan Wren, both of Hubbard; and great-grandchildren, Amber Wooldridge, Aaron Wooldridge and Coleton Strauch.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Mattie G. (McDaniel) Wrever

FORT WORTH -- Mattie G. McDaniel Wrever, 97, a homemaker, died Friday, April 21, 2000, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Streetman.
Committal Service: Birdston Cemetery in Streetman. Open visitation: Shannon North Funeral Home.

Mattie G. McDaniel Wrever, born Dec. 17, 1902, in Freestone County, was a longtime member of North Fort Worth Baptist Church. She had recently been a member of Birdville Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her sons, T. J. and Jerry McDaniel, and grandsons, Mike and Patrick McDaniel.

Survivors: Daughters-in-law: Doris McDaniel, Geneva McDaniel; grandchildren, Jeff McDaniel, Stan McDaniel, Wes McDaniel, Patricia Brown, Pam Lewis; and 11 great-grandchildren.


Annie Mae (Luther) Wright

Annie Mae Wright, 92, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at Ennis Regional Medical Center.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at J. E. Keever Mortuary.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Keever Chapel with the Rev. David Howard officiating. Interment will follow at Myrtle Cemetery.

Mrs. Wright was born Feb. 17, 1909 in Navarro County. She was raised in Emhouse and was a graduate of Rankin High School. She then attended North Texas Women's University where she earned her teaching degree. On Sept. 3, 1934 she married Henry Marvin. Mr. Marvin preceded her in death on May 5, 1982. On Nov. 19, 1987 she married T. Taft Wright. She was employed as a secretary for Ennis Business Forms. She also worked for Ables, the Golden Circle and the Ennis Daily News. Mr. Wright preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 1990. She was a member of Baylor Baptist Church, the IOOF and the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Wright is survived by her brother, David Luther Sr. of Whitney; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by J. E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.


Alma Alene Wright

CORSICANA -- Alma A. Wright, 86, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at a Corsicana retirement home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Russell Bankes Jr., of North Beaton Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial: New Pursley Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Miss Alma A. Wright was born Dec. 16, 1913, in Pursley. She attended Neilson Beauty College in Dallas. After graduation, she returned to Corsicana, and worked with her two sisters who had their own shop in their home. During World War II, she went to Los Angeles, Calif., and worked at Douglas Aircraft Plant. After the war was over, she returned to Texas, and worked at the Republic Bank in Dallas, and Stripling Dept. Store in Fort Worth. Miss Wright finished her career at Texas Christian University as a secretary. She was there about 30 years before retiring. She lived in her own home across the street from TCU until two years ago, when she moved to Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. Miss Wright was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ, and has now gone to be with the Lord.

Survivors: Brother, Elven Wright of Corsicana; sisters, Velma Newman of Corsicana, Zelma Swain of Fort Worth, Gaynelle Gray of Tyler, Erma Christianson of Port Orchard, Wash., and Verna Gray of Mt. Homes, Ark.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana, TX


Lottie Marie (Forshaw) Wylie 
Feb 11, 1895 - Aug 14, 1984

Lottie Wylie

Mrs. Lottie Wylie, 89, of Corsicana, died Tuesday at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Service is 3 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. B. W. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Younger Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Billy Jack Mott of Corsicana; two daughters-in-law, Sunshine Mott and Norma Mott, both of Corsicana; two step-sons, Wayne Wylie and Glenn Wylie, both of Dawson; and two sisters, Dora Lewis of Corsicana and Maggie Monroe of Dawson; and four grandsons.

Pallbearers are Doug Fraley, Larry Hall, Ernest Stokes, Duard Hodges, Charles Peden and Weldon Brandon.

Memorial may be made in the form of contributions to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Box 19567, Dallas, Texas 7521

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Billy Ray Wylie

Billy Ray Wylie, 80, of DeSoto passed away Friday, March 16, 2001.

Graveside services were 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Arrangements by West/Hurtt Funeral Home of DeSoto.


Bobbie Dell (Connelly) Simmons-Yelinek
June 17, 1929 - Nov 29, 2000

Bobbie Yelinek, 71, of Houston passed away Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000 at Memorial Hospital Northwest in Houston.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Mrs. Yelinek was born June 17, 1929 in Stephenville to Robert and Adell Connelly. She graduated from Tarleton State College. She worked as a secretary for an engineering company.

Survivors include her sons, Jack Yelinek and Jim Yelinek, both of Houston; and grandson, Jack Peter Yelinek of Houston.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Bill York
Jul 3, 1923 - Feb 25, 2001

COAHOMA Services for Bill York, 77, of Coahoma will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Jeremiah McCarthy officiating.

Burial will be in Coahoma Cemetery under the direction of Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home.

He died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, in a local hospital.

He was born July 3, 1923, in Frost. He married Clara Gregori June 6, 1949, in Fort Benton, Mont. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a chief master sergeant on Dec. 31, 1962, after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Air Force Association and St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Joyce Baumann of Big Spring and Carla of Merrifield, Minn.; two sisters, Freda Greenfield and Lee Milliken of Coahoma; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

The family suggests memorials to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Coahoma 79511.


Hattie Mae (McKee) Young 
Feb 1, 1906 - Jul 2, 1986

Hattie Mae Young, 80, of Frost, died Wednesday at her residence.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Frost with the Rev. Joe Spay officiating. Burial will [be] in Frost Cemetery; arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband J. Carrol Young of Frost; a son James Charles Young of Gloucester Point, Va.; a sister Jeannette Harrison of Dallas; and two grandchildren.

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James Carol Young 
Dec 6, 1903 - Nov 30, 1992

James C. Young, Sr. 88 of Houston died Nov. 30, 1992 in Webster [Harris Co., TX].
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Frost. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, James C. Young, Jr. of Houston; on sister, Ann Caskey of Mesquite; two grandsons Chris Young of Seabrook and Clay Young of Temple;
one great-grand-daugther, Karen Young of Seabrook and one niece, Viola Minns of Beaumont.

 

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Dorothy Louise (Herrin) Young  
Feb 1, 1935 - Jun 3, 1982

Mrs. Dorothy Young
FROST-Mrs. Dorothy Young, 47, of Seabrook and native of Frost, died Friday in a Houston Hospital. Graveside service is Sunday, 2 p.m., Frost Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Frost Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, James Young, of Seabrook; two sons, James Young Jr. and Jerome Young, both of Seabrook.

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  • Married James Charles Young, Jr. on Dec 22, 1955 in Frost, Navarro Co. TX

  • Submitted by Edward L. Williams

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Dorothy Young
EL LAGO - Services for Dorothy Louise Young, 47, a homemaker, will be 2 p.m. today at Jack Rowe funeral Home in League City, the Rev. Buddy Miller officiating.
Burial will be at Frost Cemetery in Frost, Texas.
Mrs. young died Thursday at her residence. She was born Feb. 1, 1935, in Rice Texas, and had lived in El Lago for 15 years. She is survived by her husband, James C. Young of El Lago; two sons, Jerome C. Young and James C. Young, both of El Lago; brothers; sisters; and other relatives.

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Justin Ray Young
Mar 14, 2001 - Mar 14, 2001

Justin Ray Young passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at Ennis Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Providence Cemetery with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating.

Infant Young was born March 14, 2001 in Ennis. God called his little angel home. He will surely be loved and missed by all.

He is survived by his parents, Jimmy Ray and Kathy G. Young of Mildred; sisters, Angel Carpenter and Jessica Rae Young of Mildred; brother, Preston Motley of Mildred; maternal grandparents, Cecil and Doris Pearl Carpenter of Corsicana; paternal grandparents, J.D. and Rosie Young of Corsicana; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Martha Adalaide (Green) Young 
Mar 6, 1884 - Mar 10, 1976

Mrs. Young
FROST-Services were to be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Bardley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Martha Young, 92, resident of Frost, who died yesterday in Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. James Aldridge, Frost Baptist Church, was to officiate, with burial following at Frost Cemetery. Survivors include a son, J. C. Young of Frost; a daughter, Mrs. O. M. Caskey of Mesquite; two sisters, Mrs. G. W. Webb and Mrs. Alice Green of Corsicana; two grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were to be Truitt Green, Irving Green, J.C. Green, M. R. Green, Paul Green, and Pat Caldwell.

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Martha Adalaide (Green) Young
Mar 6, 1884 - Mar 10, 1976

MRS. MARTHA YOUNG DIES

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Young, 92, were held Thursday, March 11, at the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel in Frost. She died Wednesday, March 10, at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

Burial followed in Frost Cemetery. The Rev. James Aldridge, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Frost, officiated.

Survivors included a son, J.C. Young of Frost; a daughter, Mrs. O.M. Caskey of Mesquite; two sisters, Mrs. G.W. Webb and Mrs. Alice Green, both of Corsicana; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Truitt Green, Irvin Green, J.C. Green, M.R. Green, Collin Green, and Pat Caldwell.

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Romero Ysidoro
Apr 4, 1924 - Jan 14, 2001

ROMERO YSIDORO of Dawson, TX was born April 4, 1924 and passed away on January 14, 2001. He was a devoted husband, beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He left us after a lengthy battle with Diabetes. He retired after 38 years of service with LTV Aerospace Corp. Mr. Romero is survived by his wife of 37 years, Theresa; sister, Lupe Hernandez; sons, Manuel, John, Jessie Ray Romero; daughters, Toni Encinia, Margie Castillo, Janie Orozco and their spouses; stepsons, Martin, Jesse, John, Richard, Ernest, Gilbert, Alfred and their spouses; 27 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Recitation of Holy Rosary, 6:30 PM, Tuesday, LAUREL LAND MEMORIAL CHAPEL. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM, Wednesday, January 17, 2001, OUR LADY OF LOURDES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5606 Bernal, Dallas, TX. Interment Calvary Hill Cemetery. LaurelLand Funeral Home & Cemetery (I-35E @ Laureland Road) Dallas TX
Deaths Funerals - The Dallas Morning News - 01/16/2001


Frances Sophronia (Crowther) Zeigler
Jul 31, 1924 - Aug 11, 1999

PLAINVIEW (Special) Services for Frances Sophronia Zeigler, 75, of Plainview will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Grace Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Don Shepherd, former pastor, officiating and the Rev. Connie Nieto, pastor, assisting.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park under direction of Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

She died Wednesday, August 11, 1999, in Plainview.

She was born July 31, 1924, in Grape Creek. She attended schools in Corsicana and later moved to Slaton where she graduated from high school in 1941. She worked for the Slaton newspaper, the Slatonite, and attended Texas Tech. She married Roland S. Zeigler Jr. on Oct. 8, 1944, in Chandler, Ariz. She and her husband owned and operated The Camera Shop from 1950-1988. She was a longtime member of Grace Presbyterian Church, where she was the historian.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Gordon of Plainview; a daughter, Susan Slaughter of Plainview; and three grandchildren.

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Frances Sophronia (Crowther) Zeigler

Frances Sophronia Zeigler, 75, of Plainview passed away Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, in Plainview.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Grace Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Don Shepherd of Albuquerque, N.M., former pastor of the church, officiating and with the Rev. Connie Nieto, pastor, assisting. Interment will follow at Plainview Memorial Park.

The youngest daughter of Lillian and Dave Crowther, she was born July 31, 1924 at Grape Creek near Corsicana. She attended in Corsicana, later moving to Slaton where she graduated from Slaton High School in 1941. She worked at the Slaton newspaper, The Slatonite, and attended Texas Tech University where she was a member of Sans San Soucci Social Society.

First residing in Plainview in the late 1920s when her father was involved in several brick construction projects in the city, she returned during World War II as an employee of Southwestern Public Service Company. It was in Plainview she met her future husband, Roland S. Zeigler Jr. They married Oct. 8, 1944 at Williams Field in Chandler, Ariz. She later worked for Texas A&M University in College Station and Consolidated Aircraft in Fort Worth.

She and her husband founded The Camera Shop, which operated in Plainview from 1950 to 1988. She also served as secretary-treasurer of Zeiglers Camera Shop, Inc.

She was a longtime member of Grace Presbyterian Church where she served as church historian. She was also active in the Presbyterian Womens Organization. She had been a member of the Plainview Junior Service League and Junior Delphin Sorority.

Mrs. Zeigler was preceded in death by her sister, Kathryn Meriwether; and brothers, Neal Crowther and Jack Crowther.

Survivors include her husband, Roland S. Zeigler Jr.; son, Gordon Zeigler of Plainview; daughter, Susan Slaughter of Plainview; grandson, Matthew Blackerby; and granddaughters, Erin and Katy Zeigler, all of Plainview.

Arrangements by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home of Plainview.


Joey Jermaine "Maine" Zimmerman
Jan 2, 1985 - Oct 2, 2001

Joey Jermaine Zimmerman, 16, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Kelly's Temple Church of God in Christ with Elder Billy J. Kelly officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Streetman.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Taylor, Jr., Dominique Taylor, Cedrick Haywood, Ulysee Zimmerman, Jr., Thorton Zimmerman and Leland Winston.

Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Bowman, Royce Winston and Royall Bowman.

Mr. Zimmerman was born Jan. 2, 1985 in Corsicana. He grew up in Corsicana and was a sophomore at Corsicana High School.

He is survived by his father, Jimmy Zimmerman, Sr., mother Cherilyn Zimmerman, sisters Joyce Winston and Jannetta Winston, nieces Shamea Bowman and Dameka Burns, and brothers Royall Brown, Royce Winston, Michael Winston and Jimmy Zimmerman, Jr., all of Corsicana; brother Billy Bowman of Arlington; uncles Ulysee Zimmerman and Thorton Zimmerman, aunt Michael Ann Grant, grandmother Mary Ann Zimmerman, and great-grandmother Ruth Lewis, all of Streetman; great-grandfather J. R. Bowman of Athens; and many cousins and friends.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.


Kenneth Lee Zoch
Jul 9, 1966 - Dec 15, 2000

Kenneth Lee Zoch, 34, of Corsicana, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Davis Cemetery in Grapeland with Tony Neal and Jerry Cockerham officiating. Interment will be in Davis Cemetery.

Mr. Zoch was born July 9, 1966 in Houston.

He was preceded in death by sister Sandra Zoch.

He is survived by parents, Otto and Gloria Zoch of Corsicana; son, Cody Zoch of Corsicana; brothers, Terry Zoch of Corsicana, Douglas and Lori Zoch of Silver City and Michael Zoch of Corsicana; sisters, Allen and Billie Jean Millen of Santa Fe, Tex, and Janina Moses of Lake, Washington and a host of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
 


Brianna Faith (Gerow) Sanchez
Aug 28, 2001 - Nov 6, 2001

Brianna Faith Gerow Sanchez, 2 months, of Ennis, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at 10 a.m. at Dresden Cemetery. Dr. Todd Aspegren will officiate.
 


T. C. Walls

Mr. T. C. “Tommy” Walls, age 63, passed away at his residence in Midlothian.
Funeral services and interment is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at the Frost Cemetery.

The family will receive friends and relatives at Boze-Mitchell Funeral Home on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 6 - 8 p.m.

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T C WALLS 07 Jul 193618 Nov 2001 (V)76065 (Midlothian, Ellis, TX) 467-54-6037Texas


Tommy Hobson
Feb 11, 1931 - Sep 16, 2001

Mr. Hobson, age 70, passed away Sunday afternoon at Charlton Methodist Hospital.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday evening at the Wayne Boze Funeral Home. The Celebration of Life will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001 at the Midlothian Bible Church with Dr. David Wyrtzen officiating. Interment will follow at the Frost Cemetery.


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