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Joe Miller Tidwell
Nov 24, 1932 - Apr 13, 2001

Joe Miller Tidwell, 68, of Mesquite passed away Friday, April 13, 2001 at his home.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home, 12649 Lake June Road in Mesquite.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Steven Leatherwood and the Rev. Richard Moore officiating. A graveside service and interment will be at 3 p.m. at Richland Cemetery in Richland.

Mr. Tidwell was born Nov. 24, 1932 in Pickett, Texas. He served in the Armed Forces during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Continental Electronics after many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, E. L. and Elizabeth Tidwell; sisters, Helen Glass and Cynthia Ann Carroll; and brother, Dean Tidwell.

Mr. Tidwell is survived by his wife of 43 years, Marjorie Tidwell; daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberli and Douglas Currin, Carolyn and Jerry Worsham, and Gwen and Dwain Decker; five granchildren, Jennifer, Justin and Natan Currin, Travis Decker and Steven Sanders; and brothers, Douglas Tidwell and Howard Tidwell.

Memorials may be made to Vista Care Family Hospice, 1140 Empire Central, Suite 235, Dallas, Tx 75247.

Arrangements by Laurel Oaks Funeral Home, Mesquite.


William "Bill' "Tow-Tow' Wheeler
Aug 11, 1920 - Apr 14, 2001

William "Bill' "Tow-Tow' Wheeler, 80, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, April 14, 2001 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Graveside services are pending. Interment will be at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Mr. Wheeler was a building contractor and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was born Aug. 11, 1920 in Everton, Ark.

Mr. Wheeler is survived by a daughter, Priscilla Karem of San Antonio; sister, Mrs. J. P. Allen of Columbus, Georgia; two grandsons, Joihn Gray of Dallas and Brandon Karem of San Antonio; a granddaughter, Courtney Karem of San Antonio; sister-in-law, Ruth Wheeler of San Antonio; and friend, Opal of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Elbert Daniel Buckner
Mar 17, 1951 - Apr 16, 2001

Elbert Daniel Buckner, 50, of Corsicana passed away Monday, April 16, 2001 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Dallas.

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

Mr. Buckner was born March 17, 1951 to Elbert Ray and Pinkney Buckner. He served in the Armed Forces in Vietnam.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Easter Ruth Wood.

Mr. Buckner is survived by his son, Eric Buckner of Italy; brothers, Jimmy Gene Buckner of Grand Prairie and Jimmy Dale Buckner of Teague; sisters, Mary Mae Oldfield of Purdon, Robbie Lorene Nutt of Fort Worth, Oleta Bell Middleton of Corsicana and Charlotte Jo Arnold of Richland.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Eldridge "Shorty' Clark
June 20, 1924 - Apr 16, 2001

Eldridge "Shorty" Clark, 76, of Ferris passed away Monday, April 16, 2001 at Lancaster Medical Center.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sellers officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Doug Hovis, Chad Hovis, Richie Hovis, Burton Fowler Jr., Mark Fowler and Billy Helms.

Mr. Clark was born June 20, 1924 in Angelina County to Phillix and Pricilla Clark. He worked in the steel plant.

Survivors include his brother, David Clark of Cleburne; sisters, Ida Fowler of Dayton and Altha Helms of Sherman; sister-in-law, Cynthia Ann Fowler of Palmer; number of nieces and nephews; and friends, the Hovis family of Ennis and Cindy Anderson of Inverness, Miss.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Willie Vincent Matous

Willie Vincent Matous, 60, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Williams officiating. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Ennis.

Mr. Matous was born Aug. 16, 1940 in Ennis to Joe C. and Mary Matous. He was the owner of Corsicana Motors.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joe Matous; and sister, Mary Slovak.

Mr. Matous is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Mark Legrand of Austin, Mary Frances and Chuck Rash of Corsicana, Michele Mercy of Plano, and Denise and Marty Bonneson of Appleton, Wis.; grandchildren, Jennifer Legrand and Jake Legrand, both of Austin; Erin Rash and Zachary Rash, both of Corsicana; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wesley and Lucille Matous of Carrollton, Raymond and Dorothy Matous and Stanley and Evelyn Matous, all of Ennis; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Raymond Jurica of Ennis; and companion, Sherry Grandstaff of Corsicana.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Navarro Unit of the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


John Henry George

John Henry George, 61, of Dallas passed away Monday, April 16, 2001 in Dallas.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Scott Funeral Chapel with the Rev. C. M. Young officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends.

Mr. George was born Nov. 11, 1939 in Corsicana. He attended G. W. Jackson High School. He served as a soldier in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He maintained his livelihood as a landscaper.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Booker T. George Sr.; and two brothers.

Mr. George is survived by a devoted friend, Owyda Wiley of Dallas; sisters, Doris Jean Blair of Corsicana, Laura Mitchell of Dallas and Barbara Ann Wade of New Caney; brothers, Walter George and Charles George, both of Dallas, Percy George of Lithonia, Ga. and Harold George of Stone Mountain, Ga.; daughter, Valerie George; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Ruby Inez (Gorman) Burgett
Mar 25, 1911 - Apr 18, 2001

Ruby Inez Burgett, 90, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Russell Bankes Jr. and Rodney Bancroft officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Charles Bancroft, Rodney Bancroft, Albert Ray Gorman, Stan Mac Gorman and Brooks Wheeler.

Mrs. Burgett was born March 25, 1911 in Navarro County. She was a member of North Beaton Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Burgett; brothers, Melvin Gorman, Stanley Gorman, Albert Gorman and Howard Gorman; and sister, Gardie Wheeler.

Mrs. Burgett is survived by her sister, Myrtle Bancroft; and loving members of the Burgett, Carver and Gorman families.

Memorials may be made in tribute to the gift of life for great-nephew Brady Gorman to the National Kidney Foundation of Texas, 3530 Forest Lane, Suite 105, Dallas, Texas 75234.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • See Navarro County History; Volume 2, pg 330.

Neil Francis Hansel

Neil Francis Hansel, 60, of Streetman passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Lakeside United Methodist Church in St. Elmo with the Rev. Tom Connally and the Rev. Mitzi George officiating.

Mr. Hansel was born March 5, 1941 in Garber, Iowa and attended school in Colesburg, Iowa. He was a retired agriculture supervisor. He worked for TDCJ for 20 years and also LeFure Corporation in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for many years. Mr. Hansel served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1963. He was a member of Southern Oaks Property Owners Association and Lakeside United Methodist Church in St. Elmo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Dale Hansel and Majorie Waterman Hansel; and brother, Roger Hansel.

Mr. Hansel is survived by his wife, Joyce Ellen Hansel of Streetman; children, Heath William Hansel and wife Gina and Shannon Dale Hansel, all of Palestine; grandchildren, Morgan Kristene Hansel and Amanda Mae Hansel of Palestine; brother, Lester Hansel of Guttenburg, Iowa; and sisters, Shirley Shelton of West Lake, Iowa, Beverly Joan Rankin of Marshalltown, Iowa, Karen Becicka and Sandra Brown, both of Walford, Iowa, and patsy Stone of Mt. Vernon, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lakeside United Methodist Church, 8644 S. U.S. Highway 287, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield.


Lozel Bradley

Lozel Bradley, 76, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Olan Evans officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mr. Bradley was born April 11, 1925 in Streetman. He was retired from Oil City Iron Works.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ernetha Bradley; children, Kenneth Bradley and Mary Newson; granddaughter, Rachelle Bradley; and three brothers.

Mr. Bradley is survived by his sons, Lonzel "Boogie" Bradley and L.B. "Billy" Bradley; daughters, Patsy Marsalis Hayden, Sallie B. Dunn, Diane Sample and Gloria Bradley; sister, Mary Chambers; brother, Roy Bradley; sisters-in-law, Bernice Brown, Salley Jones and Helen Driver; sons-in-law, Robert Newson, Larry Hayden and Kirby Sample; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Johnnie D. Thomas

Johnnie D. Thomas, 95, of Corpus Christi, formerly of Angus, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2001 at her home.

Visitation will be noon to 6 p.m. Sunday with family receiving friends from 4 to 6 p.m. at Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 4357 Ocean Drive in Corpus Christi.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Seaside Chapel. Interment will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mrs. Thomas retired from the Nueces County Courthouse Probate Department after 28 years of continuous service. She was an active member of the South Bluff United Methodist Church from 1950 to the present, a member of The United Methodist Women and an active quilter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy R. Thomas, in 1950.

Mrs. Thomas is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn "Kay" and Kenneth Klaus; granddaughter and husband, Gina K. and Jeff Prinsce; great-granddaughter, Amber Aboud; and great-grandson, Chris Aboud, all of Corpus Christi; and one niece and three nephews.

Arrangements by Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Corpus Christi.


Earlene (Easley) Watson

Earlene Easley Watson, 75, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, April 20, 2001, in Corsicana after a long illness.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers are James Easley, Kenneth Easley, Dennis Thornberg, Herbert Wilcox, Robert Harris Jr. and Robert Harris III.

She was born Nov. 28, 1926, in Corsicana. She always had time for people and will be missed by all who know her. She was fortunate to have known outstanding devotion from relatives and many close friends who visited her, frequently two or three times a day.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Claude A. [Arnold] "Shorty" Watson; father, Chester L. Easley; mother, Mae Owen Easley and brothers, Junior Royce Easley and Glenn D. Easley.

She is survived by daughter, Dianna Harris and husband Robert A. Harris Jr., M.D.; grandchildren, Robert A. Harris III and Ashley Anne Harris of Dallas; brother Kenneth and Margaret Easley and James and Frances Easley of Ft. Worth and sister Dorothy Brown of Corsicana.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2929 Carlisle, Dallas TX 75204.


Bruce Dunn DeLafosse

Bruce Dunn DeLafosse, 104, of Corsicana died Saturday, April 21, 2001, in Corsicana.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Robert Young officiating.

Mrs. DeLafosse was born December 17, 1896, in Eureka, the eldest daughter of Dr. W. H. [William Harvey] and Ella Greenlee Dunn. She attended Kidd Key College in Sherman. In 1920 she married Felix DeLafosse of Corsicana. For many years, Mrs. DeLafosse taught piano music in Corsicana. She was a life-long member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and active in the Woman's Club House Association of NavarroCounty.

She is survived by daugher, Ned Humphrey of Corsicana; sister, Kate Dunn of Corsicana; grandchildren, Carol and Steve Connally of Austin, Bruce Humphrey and Ann Winer of Austin, Terry and Bill Memmer of Taylor and Molly and Larry Ballowe of Indiannapolis, Indiana; great grandchildren, Ross Connally, Jennifer Connally, Kelly Wheeless and Rhonda Mahann; three great-great grandchildren and nephews, Bill Turner of Irving and Paul Turner of Waco.

Memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Woman's Club House Association or a favorite charity.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Donny McCamey

Donny McCamey, 36, of Frost, died Friday, April 20, 2001, in Frost.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with Bro. Bill Smith officiating. Interment will be in Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Don Barham, Jack Herod, Gary Dyer, Terry Grounds, Brian Gorden and Robert Jordan.

He is survived by wife, Lisa McCamey of Frost; daughter, Shelby LeEllen McCamey of Frost; parents, Bobby and Shelby McCamey of Frost; sisters, Vickie and Richard Leggett and Debbie and Clay Reed, all of Frost; nieces, Crystal Stampler and Amanda Kieth and nephews, Jason Leggett and Zachary Reed.

Arrangements by Griffin Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Ina Grace (Hill) Younger

Ina Grace Hill Younger, 83, of Hubbard passed away Sunday, April 22, 2001 in Corsicana.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wade Funeral Chapel with Delbert Goins officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Stewart Younger, Matt Younger, Blake Younger, James Henderson, Steve Hill and Byron Younger. Honorary pallbearers will be Albert Younger, Chad Younger, Buck Hill Jr. and Len Hill.

Mrs. Younger was born Jan. 7, 1918 in Waxahachie to Albert Lee and Maud Elizabeth Jones Hill. She married Byron Younger May 10, 1936. She was a homemaker who lived most of her life in Hubbard. She was a member of the Hubbard Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron Younger Jan. 23, 1985; and brothers, Harry Hill and Leonard Hill.

Mrs. Younger is survived by her sons, Bobby Younger of Richardson, Daniel Younger and David Younger, both of Itasca; daughter, Doris Ann Henderson of Hubbard; brother, Walter K. "Buck" Hill of Hubbard; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Arthur Edward Ziebarth

Arthur Edward Ziebarth, 73, of Streetman, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2001, at East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield.

Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fairfield with Pastor Jerry Bagwell officiating.

Mr. Ziebarth was born Jan. 4, 1928, in Brighton, Colo., to Edward Herman and Bertha Doering Ziebarth. He served in the Merchant Marines during the Korean War and was retired from the Vought AeroSpace Company in Grand Prarie. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Fairfield.

He is survived by sons, Randy and Marty Ziebarth of Kingwood and Larry and Phyllis Ziebarth of Arlington; grandchildren, Brett Ziebarth and Taylor Ziebarth of Kingwood and Justin Ziebarth and David Ziebarth of Arlington; brother, Lawrence Ziebarth of Florida and sister, Lillian Failing of Colorado.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel.


Coyat Zack

Marguerite Coyat Zack, 83, of Plano passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2001 in Plano.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Robert Young officiating.

Mrs. Zack was born July 15, 1917 in Chateau Nuf du Faou, France.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Maureen Zack of Plano and Peter and Kathryn Zack of Corsicana; and grandsons, Shawn Zack of Baltimore, Md., and Tom Zack and Burke Zack, both of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Peter Zack

Peter Zack, 79, of Plano passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at his residence in Plano.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Robert Young officiating.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marguerite Coyat Zack.

Mr. Zack was born Nov. 7, 1921, in New Jersey. He operated Larson's Candies in Richardson for many years.

He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Maureen Zack of Plano and Peter and Kathryn Zack of Corsicana; grandsons, Shawn Zack of Baltimore, Md., and Tom Zack and Burke Zack, both of Corsicana and brothers, Andrew T. Zack of Carmel, Ind., James and Charlotte Zack of Ridgewood, NJ, Nicholas T. and Lois Zack of Los Alamos, Calif., and George T. Zack of New York, New York.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Montez (Herod) Weidmann

Montez Weidmann, 86, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy Jack Glass, Dr. John L. Harper, Joe Howard, Jonathan Howard, Pete Ivie, Gary Pryor, Skip Tullos and Perry Murphy. Honorary pallbearers will be Jessie Childers, Dr. James Curington and Ish Johnston.

Mrs. Weidmann was born Nov. 19, 1914 in Corsicana. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Corsicana and a 60-year member of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Adolph W. Weidmann; son, Adolph C. Weidmann; sisters, Aline Ammons, Ellowee Noland and Ozella Wylie; and brothers, Conrad Herod and Liston Herod Sr.

Mrs. Weidmann is survived by her daughters, Tresa Medders and Trena Weidmann, both of Corsicana; sisters, Inita Jones of Tyler and Mary Etta Robinson of Austin; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Roberta (Thomas) Miles

Roberta Miles, 71, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at her residence.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Curtis Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mrs. Miles was born Aug. 12, 1929 in Navarro County to Judd and Willie Lee Thomas. She was a member of Missionary Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Miles is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Rita Miles and Robert and Bettie Miles, all of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Leroy Ewing of Corsicana; grandchildren, Robin Cruz, James Ewing, Jonathan Miles and Stephen Miles, all of Corsicana, Mark Miles of Denver, Colo. and Jason Miles of Denton; great-grandchildren, Kristi Cruz, Kevin Cruz and Clint Ewing, all of Corsicana; and brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Sandy Thomas of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Hugh Gordon Holloway

Hugh Gordon Holloway, 76, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2001 in Corsicana. He was born March 10, 1925 in Freestone County.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

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Hugh Gordon Holloway

Hugh Gordon Holloway, 76, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Mr. Holloway was born March 10, 1925 in Freestone County. He is survived by his son, Jackie Moles Sr. of Azle; daughter, Katherine Schriever of Mesa, Ariz.; sister, Donnie Holloway Hanna of Corsicana; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Kenneth Earl Pickett
1957 - 2001

Kenneth Earl Pickett, 43, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tim Schane officiating. Interment will follow at Board Tree Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Threet, B. J. Pickett, Gary Pickett, Pete McCullum, John Schultz, Paul Pickett and Billy Thomas.

Mr. Pickett was born Sept. 14, 1957 in Hillsboro. He was a member of the Baptist church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Alta Ray Praytor Pickett; brothers, Dwayne Pickett, Earnest Pickett and Wayne Pickett; and special friend, Ronnie Threet.

Mr. Pickett is survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Billy and Corline Pickett and Robert and Becky Pickett, all of Corsicana, Charles and Frankie Pickett of Euless, Donald and Nell Pickett of Whitewood, S.D., James and Gerri Pickett of Arlington, Lester and Melanie Pickett of San Angelo and Willie and Pat Pickett of Granbury; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jimmie D. Powell

Jimmie D. Powell, 72, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2001 in a Corpus Christi hospital.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Flour Bluff-Padre Isles Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Henry Edgington officiating.

Mrs. Powell, known to all as "The Cowboy Lady," was born Sept. 22, 1928 in Blooming Grove.

She was preceded in death by her husband, "Buddy" Powell; and sister, Dorothy Petty.

Mrs. Powell is survived by her sisters, Ola Mae McCann of Willis and Cosia Rau of Corpus Christi; brother-in-law, William R. Petty of Corpus Christi; nephew, Riley Petty of Corpus Christi; nieces, Linda Rothgeb and husband Paul of Flour Bluff and Glenda Harris of Corpus Christi.

Arrangements by Flour Bluff-Padre Isles Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. of Corpus Christi.


Eldon Vernon Couch

Eldon Vernon Couch, 79, of Arlington passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at his residence.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Mr. Couch was born March 3, 1922 in Frost. He was raised in Hubbard but had lived in Arlington for the past 38 years. He worked as a carpenter for Hensley Mobile Homes and Redman Mobile Homes. He was an Army veteran of World War II having served in Troop H, Company A, 39th Division of the U.S. 5th Cavalry. He was a member of Pentecostal Community Chapel of Hubbard.

Mr. Couch is survived by his wife, Roberta Putman Couch of Arlington; sons, Eldon Vernon Couch Jr. and wife Bessie, George E. Couch and wife Susan, Stevie L. Couch, Gary Don Couch and Jimmy D. Couch and Dorothy, all of Arlington; daughters and sons-in-law, Janice Lynn Dillard, Patsy Lanell and Donald Freeman and Jacquelyn K. and Frank Riojas, all of Arlington; sisters, Clara Fullerton and Celestine Williams, both of Hubbard; 24 grandchildren, one grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Fairview Cemetery Memorial Day Fund.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Martha "Jackie' (Burke) Sloan

Martha "Jackie" Burke Sloan of Corsicana passed away Thursday, April 26, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Martha "Jackie' Burke Sloan

Martha "Jackie" Burke Sloan of Corsicana passed away Thursday, April 26, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating.

Mrs. Sloan was born Dec. 7, 1903 in Powell to pioneer Texas parents J. O. Burke and Mollie Walker Burke. She was married to the late Hugh G. Sloan.

Mrs. Sloan is survived by her sister, Mariella Burke Stroud of Corsicana; nieces, Patty Wareing Conger and husband Jack of Corsicana and Jan Sloan Sly of Dallas; nephews, James C. Stroud and wife Delia of Haverford, Pa. and John B. Stroud and wife Fran of Corsicana; great-nieces and nephews, Joanna Sly of New York City, Colin Stroud and Linley Stroud, both of Haverford, Pa., John K. Sly of Dallas, J. Blair Stroud and wife Alissa of Phoenix, Ariz. and Bill Cunningham and wife Tammi of Corsicana; and great-great-nieces and nephews, Kristen Cunningham, Amanda Cunningham, William Cunningham and Allison Cunningham, all of Plano, and Stewart Cunningham and Jarrett Cunningham, both of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Jewel (Curse) Magee

Jewel Magee, 90, of Blooming Grove passed away Thursday, April 26, 2001 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Grady Cashion officiating.

Mrs. Magee was born Aug. 25, 1910 in Cryer Creek. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be Hugh Nicholson, Steve Nicholson, Don McGraw, Elmer Ledbetter, Howard Weempe and Doug Hiler.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Cruse; mother, Lillie Garlington Cruse; brother, Olin Herman Cruse; and an infant brother.

Mrs. Magee is survived by her husband, Dwayne Magee of Blooming Grove; and sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Billy Butler of Cryer Creek.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Bruce William Tagge

Bruce William Tagge, M.D., 45, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2001 in Corsicana. He was born Sept. 3, 1955 in Enid, Okla.

Memorial services will be 5:30 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Corsicana with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating.

Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home of Enid, Okla. Local arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dr. Bruce William Tagge

Bruce William Tagge, M.D., 45, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2001 in Corsicana.

Memorial services will be 5:30 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Corsicana with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating.

He was born Sept. 3, 1955 in Enid, Okla. to James and Betty Steig. He graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio and from Oklahoma Medical School where he was an Alpha Omega Alpha. After completing his training in obstetrics and gynecology, he remained on the sttaff of the University Medical School before establishing his private practice. Most recently, he was in practice at Medical Art Clinic of Corsicana. He was a member of the American College of OB-GYN and was certified by the American Board of OB-GYN. He was dedicated to his patients and respected by his peers.

Dr. Tagge is survived by his wife, Landa and her daughter, Leslie Snider and Lana's mother Linda Baker; two children, Anna Tagge and Alex Tagge of Round Rock; his parents of Enid; sister, Carol Adams and her husband Sam and their children Kevin and Wendy Adams, all of Kansas City, Missouri; brother, Fred Tagge and wife Jeanne and children, James Tagge and Coral Shehan of Pass Christian, Mississippi; brother, Dale and wife Dana and children, McKenzie and Mallaory Tagge of Enid.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice or to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation with Brown Funeral Home serving as custodian of the fund.

Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home of Enid, Okla. Local arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Mattie B. Vickery

Mattie B. Vickery, 84, of Corsicana passed away Friday, April 27, 2001 at a Corsicana nursing home.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow atResthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Cliford Gann Jr., Danny VanDyke, Richard Davis, Jimmy Cherry, Wayne Snowden and Heath Bell.

Mrs. Vickery was born June 11, 1916 in Streetman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, F. C. Vickery, on Jan. 17, 1974.

Mrs. Vickery is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy C. and Karen Vickery of Dallas; daughters and son-in-law, Charlotte Vickery and Shirley and Wayne Snowden, all of Corsicana; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Christie and Heath Bell of Corsicana; grandson and granddaughter, Jackson and Brooks Vickery of Dallas; sisters, Elsie Cates of Tucson, Ariz. and Pauline Davis of Oklahoma City; sister-in-law, Imogene Cherry of Arlington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


George Thomas

George Thomas, 71, of Streetman passed away Thursday, April 26, 2001 at his residence.

Visitation will be noon to 4:30 p.m. at Ross and Johnson Mortuary and 6 to 7 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church today.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Second Mission Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Hubbard officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Streetman.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Mr. Thomas was born Nov. 25, 1929 in Hemphill, Texas. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, Sunday School superintendent and a member of the choir.

He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Thomas.

Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, Frances Thomas of Streetman; two sons, George Thomas Jr. and his finance Constant Gay, and Anthony Thomas, all of Houston; four daughters, Marie Thomas and Brenda Grace, both of Houston, Joyce LaJean of Jasper and Marva Nwachukwu of Dallas; 13 grandchildren, including Lesonia Johnson; seven great-grandchildren; one aunt, Nettie Singleton of Hemphill; and numerous other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Elnora May (Bristow) Cooper

Elnora May Bristow Cooper, 88, of Bryan passed away Saturday, April 28, 2001 at her residence.

Visitation will be 1 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hillier Funeral Home with the Rev. Nicolas R. D. Duke officiating. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mrs. Cooper was born May 19, 1912 in Corsicana. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Max W. Cooper.

Mrs. Cooper is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Sall and Doug Barkley of Bryan, Blanch and David Holder of Spring, and Sue and Joe Adams of Plano; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Andrews Episcopal Church food bank in Bryan.

Arrangements by Hillier Funeral Home, Bryan.

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Elnora May Bristow Cooper

May 19, 1912 — April 28, 2001

Services for Elnora May Bristow Cooper, 88, of Bryan are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan.

The Rev. Nicolas R.D. Dyke of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Bryan will officiate. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Visitation will be from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Cooper died Saturday at her home.

She was born in Corsicana and lived in Bryan for five years. She formerly lived in Midland and was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Midland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Max W. Cooper.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Sally and Doug Barkley of Bryan, Blanch and David Holder of Spring, Texas, and Sue and Joe Adams of Plano; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Food Bank.
 


Joe Parnell

Joe Parnell, 74, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, April 28, 2001 in in Precinct 2.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Dr. Roberty Young officiating. Interment will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Seaside Memorial Park in Corpus Christi.

Pallbearers will be Robery Boyd, Gaylord Edling, John Harper, John Jackson, Ed Knight, Chuck Mendenhall and Robert Woolsey.

Mr. Parnell was born Dec. 10, 1926 in Johnson City, Tenn. He was an instrument engineer in petro-chemical construction. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Parnell is survived by his wife, Emily Parnell of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and David Berry of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Mary Ann and Jack Boucher of Oklahoma City; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Beth Parnell Jr. of Tomball; four grandsons, Matthew Berry of Ft. Lauderdale, J. Parnell of Tomball, and Joshua and Jacob Boucher, both of Oklahoma City; and two granddaughters, Rachel Berry of Ft. Lauderdale and Jamee Boucher of Oklahoma City.

Memorials may be made to either the Presbyterian Children's Home or to Presbyterian Children's Services.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Olen Kent Barnhart

Olen Kent Barnhart, 83, of Richland passed away Sunday, April 29, 2001 in Richland.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Bugg officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mathew Baker, Greg Barnhart, Jon Barnhart and Keith Hill.

Mr. Barnhart was born Sept. 27, 1917 in Hobart, Okla. He was an operator for Phillips Oil Company. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richland.

Mr. Branhart is survived by his wife, Louise Elizabeth Barnhart of Richland; daughters and son-in-law, Kathleen Barnhart of Richland and Sharon and Sam Hill of San Antonio; son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Ida Barnhart of Mesquite; sister, Orean Ravene of Bartlesville, Okla.; brother, Charles Barnhart of Clinto, Okla.; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Greg and Sherri Barnhart of Seven Points, Jon Barnhart of Mesquite, Mathew and Vicki Baker of Wichita Falls, and Keith and Rebecca Hill of San Antonio; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Shannon and Mathew Armstrong of Tyler and Lisa and Jarrett Akers of Poteet; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cedar Lake, 625 N. Main, Corsicana, Tx 75110; or to American Cancer Society, 200 N. 13th Street, Suite 102, Corsicana, Tx 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Lendon Wilson

Lendon Wilson, 71, of Corsicana passed away Monday, April 30, 2001 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Teri Hildebrand and the Rev. Gaither Day officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Mark Wylie, Richard Wylie, Jeffery Wylie, Ricky Wilson, Bob Wilson and Larry Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers will be Neal Crawford and Gerald York.

Mr. Wilson was born Oct. 17, 1929 in Corsicana to Ed and Hazel Wilson. He was a lifetime member of the IOOF and had served in the National Guard for 18 years. He was the owner and operator of the Third Avenue Meat Market for 30 years. After retirement, he farmed and ranched in Navarro County until the time of his death. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bud Wilson, Clyde Wilson, Sonny Wilson and Jim Wilson; and sister, Barbara Hatley.

Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Betty Wilson of Corsicana; sisters, Edna Earl Johnston, Gladys Boyd and Faye Donaho, all of Corsicana; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Wendell Glenn York

Wendell Glenn York, 54, passed away April 28, 2001.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ola Cemetery in Kaufman.

Mr. York was born Oct. 20, 1946 in Corsicana to George York and Glendolyn Prickett.

He is survived by his wife, Sallie York of Dallas; sons, Randy and Billy York of Corsicana and Terry York of Wolfe City; daughters, Penny Scott and Wendy York of Wolfe City; stepsons, Bryan, Lyndon, Darrell, Joe and L.J. McClung of Dallas; brothers, Bobby, Jody and A.J. of Corsicana; sisters, Catherine Shultz of Trinidad and Doris Carpenter of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Calvary Memorial Funeral Home of Dallas.


Gilbert Norman Blakeslee

Gilbert Norman Blakeslee, 78, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, April 29, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Pattison Cemetery with the Rev. James Huffstetler officiating.

Mr. Blakeslee was born Jan. 23, 1923 in Garden City, Kan. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a longtime resident of Corsicana and an avid book reader. He retired from Watkins Construction Company after 10 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Reid Blakeslee; and son,Norman Glen Blakeslee.

Mr. Blakeslee is survived by his sons, Jimmy Blakeslee and wife Brenda of Corsicana and Joe Blakeslee of Wylie; grandsons, Jeffrey Blakeslee of Lewisville, Joshua Blakeslee of Waco and James Blakeslee Jr. of Corsicana; granddaughters, Kristi Blakeslee of Wylie, Darla Borchardt of Lewisville, Jovita Muse of Argyle and Rachelle Wilson of Garland; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Jewell A. Owens

Jewell A. Owens, 82, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2001, in Corsicana.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Owens was born Dec. 23, 1918, in Limestone County. She was a housewife.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Corry Lois (Beauchamp) Kendall

Corry Lois Kendall, 90, of Dawson passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in Hubbard.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard. Interment will follow at Malakoff Cemetery.

She was born April 10, 1909, in Henderson County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Farris Kendall in 1969.

Mrs. Kendall is survived by her sons, Melvin "Pete" Kendall and Frances of Navarro Mills, Joe Kendall and Joyce of Dawson, and Bill Kendall and Imogene of Eureka; brothers, Cecil Beauchamp of Seagoville, and Calvin Beauchamp of Kemp; sister, Mattie Holloway of Athens; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Kendall was a homemaker who lived most of her life in the Dawson area. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Dawson.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Maurine (Coleman) Broun

Maurine Broun, 86, of Fairfield passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000 at East Medical Center in Fairfield.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Fairfield with Tom Prentiss officiating. Interment will follow at Birdston Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be George Westover, John Hurdick, Glendale Minze, Eddy Denbow, Mike Carroll and John B. Carroll. Honorary pallbearers will be Milton Carroll, Richy Gonzales, Justin Gonzales and Benton Gonzales.

Mrs. Broun was born Aug. 18, 1914 in Streetman to J. B. and Jessie Mae Coleman. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Broun is survived by her sister, Pauline Carroll of Streetman; special sister-in-law, Ethel; nephew, Calvert Carroll of Streetman; niece, Amanda Carroll and husband Milton of Fairfield; great-nieces and nephews; and cousins, Winnie Easterling of Streetman and Lucille Sprott of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Fairfield.


William C. Kelley

William C. Kelley, 84, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Restland Memorial Park.

Mr. Kelley was born Aug. 10, 1916. He served in World War II as a shipfitter, 1st Class in the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his sisters, Mary Katherine Kelley and Bonnie Jean Kelley, both of Dallas; brother, Paul Kelley of Ranger; sons and daughters-in-law, William C. Jr. and Darlene Kelley of Penelope, Reuben and Sherry Kelley of Dawson, and Raymond E. and Jan Kelley of Waxahachie; daughter and son-in-law, Anetia and Mickey Smith of McAllen; grandchildren, Melissa Green, Aleisha Kelley, Daniel Kelley, Bryan Kelley, Mark Kelley, Douglas Smith and Will Smith; great-grandchildren, Fallon and Shylo Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Restland Funeral Home of Dallas.


Frank O. Watson

Frank O. Watson, 95, of Corsicana was found dead Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000 at his residence.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Independent Baptist Church, 703 E. Fifth Ave. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Watson was born June 6, 1905 in Powell. He was an active member of First Independent Baptist Church and very active in various civic and community activities. He was always willing to help. He was a dedicated employee of the Louis Shwarts Cotton Company for over 60 years.

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

Mr. Watson is survived by his wife, Jettie B. Hicks-Watson of Corsicana; sister, Opal F. Pearson of San Mateo, Calif.; nieces, Dorothy Brown of Las Vegas, Nev., Minnie F. Payne of El Sobrante, Calif. and Ouida M. Payne of Dallas; nephews, Cornell Watson of San Jose, Calif. and Freddie L. Watson of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Gwendolyn Dolores. (Hobbs) Gilbert
Feb 24, 1930 - Sep 12, 2000

Gwendolyn D. Gilbert, 70, of Rice passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000 at her residence.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at J. E. Keever Mortuary.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Rice Cemetery.

Mrs. Gilbert was born Feb. 24, 1930 in Tokio, Texas to Lynn and Lillie Blevins Hobbs. She was reared in Plains, later moving to Carrizo Springs. She attended school in Plains and Carrizo Springs. In 1949, she married James W. Gilbert. After their marriage they lived in Fairfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1989; and a brother, Tim Hobbs in August 2000.

Mrs. Gilbert is survived by her son, James Lynn Gilbert of Rice; daughters, Karrolleen Gilbert of Ennis and Edith Jo Blazek of Rice; mother, Lillie Hobbs of Carrizo Springs; brothers, Arnold Hobbs and Lennis Hobbs, both of Alice, and Tom Hobbs of Sinton; sisters, Sandra Phillips of Fairfield and Pat Power of Uvalde; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.


Annie (Taylor) Foster
Sep 7, 1911 - Sep 10, 2000

Annie Foster, 89, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000 at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Scott Funeral Chapel with the Rev. M.R. Parson officiating. Interment will be held at Fairmont Cemetery in Denver, Colo.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lincoln Taylor Sr., Lorenzo Powell, Roland Powell and Roy Palmer Jr.

Mrs. Foster was born Sept. 7, 1911 in Okolona, Ark. She was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Kansas City, Mo. She worked for General Service Administration and retired in 1980. She was a member of St. Stephen Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Foster Sr.; and son, David Foster Jr.

Mrs. Foster is survived by her brother, Lincoln Taylor; granddaughters, Njeri Linanne, Frankie Mae and Vanessa LeAnn; great-grandchildren, Delbart, Frankye, Franklin, Malcolny and Khaury; great-great-grandson, other family members and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Thomas Ray Cravens
Jul 13, 1944 - Sep 13, 2000

Thomas Ray Cravens departed this life to dwell with his Father in heaven on Sept. 13, 2000 in Coppell.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 420 S. Heartz, Coppell.

Mr. Cravens was born July 13, 1944 in Corsicana to Charles and Gelene Cravens, who preceded him in death. He was a loving and devoted husband, a proud and faithful parent and a dedicated Christian serving the Lord in many ways, using the gifts that God gave him. He loved youth work in the church and spent many selfless hours with youth as a wonderful role model. He was also a devoted worker in the Emmaus Community.

His own life was nurtured by many Christian role models as he grew up in Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church. A graduate of Corsicana High and University of Texas at Arlington, he was a civil engineer by profession and worked hard to establish his own business. But his greatest joy was playing golf. He had a deep love and respect for the game that his dad taught him as a child, and played his last golf game with his son in Colorado.

Mr. Cravens is survived by his wife of 34 years, Joyce Cravens; children and their spouses, Tommy Cravens Jr. of Golden, Colo., Judy and Pat Deason of Tom Bean and John and Carrie Cravens of Royce City; grandchildren, Joy, Jamie, Jessica, Kenneth and Ryan; brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Karen Cravens of Corsicana; nephews, Mike and Steve Cravens of Corsicana; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends whose lives he touched.


Christopher Weldon Miller
Sep 23, 1982 - Sep 13, 2000

Christopher Weldon Miller, 17, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000 at his residence.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery with Clayton Libhart and Elvin Sikes officiating.

Pallbearers will be Charles Libhart, Samuel Chadwick, Charles Tollison and Richard Miller.

He was born Sept. 23, 1982 in Corsicana. He worked as an automobile mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Gladys Higginbotham.

Survivors include his wife, Lacey Miller; son, Joseph Carl Miller; father, Dennis Miller; mother and stepfather, Sondra and Donald Hogan; sister, Denise Miller; and grandmother, Willie Mae Humphrey, all of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Marie (Anderson) Ward 
Nov 1, 1932 - Sep 12, 2000

Marie Ward, 67, of Bokchito, Okla. passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000 at her residence.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Durant, Okla. with the Rev. James Robinson and the Rev. John Riggs officiating.

Pallbearers were Robert Ward, Patrick Ward, Charles Nicholson, Floyd Anderson, Don Welch and Gene Loftis.

Another service will be held at 4 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Streetman with the Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Visitation will be held before the service from 3:30 to 4 p.m. at the church. Interment will be held at Birdston Cemetery.

Mrs. Ward was born Nov. 1, 1932 in Streetman to Guy Anderson and Arra (Richmond) Anderson. She married Fred Ward on June 20, 1949 in Corsicana. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Durant. She was a homemaker and a great helper to her pastor husband in the ministry. She taught Sunday School and was very active in her church work. She was a board member of the Senior Citizen Center of Bokchito.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, G. R. Anderson and Ernie Anderson; and sister, Matti Faye Stribrick.

Mrs. Ward is survived by her husband, Fred Ward; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Debbie Ward of Missouri City and Greg and Linda Ward of Texline; daughter and son-in-law, Marsha Beth and Whit Walker of Amarillo; brothers, Robert Anderson of Malakoff and Max Anderson of Hemet, Calif.; sisters, Gladys Rouse of Streetman and Edna Hodge of Eureka; and seven grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Durant, Okla.; Pregnancy Center of Bryan County, P.O. Box 1441, Durant, Okla. 74702; or your favorite charity.

Arrangements by Murray Funeral Home of Durant, Okla.


Linda Kay (Hailey) Pace

Linda Kay Pace, 43, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 2105 E. Jones Ave., with the Rev. S. H. Jemerson officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery in Centerville.

Pallbearers will be Whitney Scott, Stewart Scott, Brian Hailey, Larry Hailey Jr., Nathaniel Hailey and Judd Hailey.

Ms. Pace was born March 15, 1957 in Centerville.

She is survived by her children, Willie Pace Jr., Tomorrow Pace and Kasondra Overton, all of Corsicana; grandchildren, Kendrick Marcel Overton Jr., KaLondra Lynette Overton and Ken Vione RayShaune Overton; father, Bob Hailey of Frost; sisters, Jannie Hailey and Bessie Scott, both of Corsicana; brothers, Larry Hailey of Mertens, Bobby Hailey and Tommy Hailey, both of Corsicana; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Lester Newton Hambrick 

OBITUARY: Dallas Morning News; Saturday, April 1, 1989
HAMBRICK
Les, of Irving, survived by daughter Patty Ann Eberstein of Dallas, Marsha Lee Hambrick, Dallas, Leslie Jean Hodgkiss, Irving, Karen Margarett Wall Irving - 12 grandchildren. Grave Side services 4:00 pm Saturday, Oak Grove Cemetery. President Floyd Scovel officiating: Mr. Hambrick will lie in state at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 PM Saturday. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. Donnelly's Colonel funeral home 606 West Airport Frwy. 597-1313

Notes:

  • b. 12 July 1915 d. 31 March 1989
  • Son of Dee Lipscomb & Margaret Lillie (Honea) Hambrick
  • Married Lucille Eleanor Jacobson
  • Submitted by Edward L. Williams

Kathleen (Hawkins) Kennemore
Oct 10, 1916 - Mar 13, 1998

KENNEMORE, KATHLEEN HAWKINS (Miss Kitty) Hawkins.
Miss Kitty was born October 10, 1916 in Dallas To Leonard Barton and Minnie Belle Tennison Hawkins. She died March 13, 1998 in Dallas. Miss Kitty was a Mayflower descendent from John Alden and Priscilla Mullins. Her ancestor, Samuel Eddy, was a Massachusetts sergeant in the Revolutionary War. Her great grandfather, William G. Tennison, was in the 10th Missouri infantry, C.S.A. Her Hawkins ancestors came to Texas in1848 and settled in the Peters Colony in present day Ellis County. They settled in an area that became known as Hawkins Springs that late became the town of Midlothian. Miss Kitty was a professional dancer and was a Radio City Music Hall Rockette. Her favorite dance partner was Fred Astaire. Miss Kitty was a member of many genealogical and historical organizations and Rebekah Lodge #128 IOOF in Corsicana. Miss Kitty resided at Oakhurst Manor, near Blooming Grove. Miss Kitty is survived by family members: Linda Kennemore, Andy Kennemore, Christine Jacobs, Evelyn Heath and Barbara McNatt. She is also survived by the many people who loved her. Services will be today at 10:00 a.m. at the Evergreen Chapel with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Interment will follow at Old Oak Cliff Cemetery. A Memorial Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Corsicana is pending.

Notes:

  • Kathleen Kennemore was also survived by her daughter, Shirley Kennemore, currently residing in Whitney, Texas 
  • DALLAS MORNING NEWS March 16, 1998

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Kathleen “Miss Kitty” Hawkins Kennemore

Kathleen Hawkins Kennemore died March 13, 1998, in Dallas.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Church in Corsicana, with Fr. Robert Williams officiating.

Notes:


Leslie Jester Starks

Leslie Jester Starks, 92 of Mansfield, died March 2, 1997, in Burleson.  Graveside services were held earlier today in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, with Dr. David Hale officiating.  Mr. Starks was born March 16, 1904, in Corsicana.  Mr. Starks is survived by his nieces, Doris McCollum and Delores Anders both of Arlington and Polly Chase of Corsicana; and his nephew, Fildon Starks of Richardson.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucile Bivins Starks of Richardson. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Clara Zolema (Breedlove) French
Dec 31, 1911 - Jan 25, 2002

Clara Zolema French, 90, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2002 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bob Reid officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Melton, Marcus Melton, Glen Taylor, Ron Taylor, Tim Tramel and Bobby Tuttle.

Mrs. French was born Dec. 31, 1911 in Hartsell, Ala. She was a longtime member of Navarro Mills Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A. R. French [Arlis Rankin French]; and great-grandson, Danny Joe Taylor.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and David Steel of Amarillo, Joyce and Dean Melton of Corsicana, Janice and Wayne Richards of Weatherford; sister, Gertie Quinn of Nacogdoches; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cedar Lake, 625 N. Main St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Billy Ray "Bill' Minefee
Sep 14, 1927 - Jan 11, 2002

Billy Ray "Bill" Minefee, 74, of El Paso entered into eternal rest Jan. 11, 2002.

Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Pastor Mark Rawlins officiating.

Mr. Minefee was born Sept. 14, 1927 in Navarro County to William Walter "Willie" and Katie Lee Tune Minefee. He married Bernice Floyd of Frost on Nov. 10, 1947. They moved to El Paso in the mid 1950s where they made their permanent home. He worked for the city water department and retired in the early 1990s.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and one sister.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Bernice Minefee of El Paso; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirly and Larry Rhul of Pennsylvania and Susan and John Crowder of North Carolina; son and daughter-in-law, David and Mercy Minefee of El Paso; brother, Clinton Minefee and wife Geraldine of Corsicana; sisters, Mary Lou Rawlings of Streetman and Dora Catherine Hollingsworth and husband Everett of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Martin Funeral Home East of El Paso.


Madie Carson
May 22, 1908 - Jan 23, 2002

Madie Carson, 93, of Frost passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Delight Methodist Church in Brushie Prairie with the Rev. October Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.

Mrs. Carson was born May 22, 1908 in Jewett. She was a member of St. Delight Methodist Church since 1943 and served as a missionary member and mother of the church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Carson; and five children.

Survivors include her daughters, Mae Dell Schultz and Ollie L. Robinson, both of Frost, Flossie M. Carson of Maywood, Ill., Fannie M. Carson of Belwood, Ill. and Frances N. Miller of Wheaton, Ill.; sons, Willie B. Carson and Arlene Carson, both of Dallas, Lewis Carson of Arizona, Odell Carson of Frost and Lawrence Carson of Denver, Colo.; 47 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Mary Elizabeth (Hickman) Ingham
May 19, 1910 - Jan 26, 2002

Mary Elizabeth Ingham, 91, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002 at Twilight Nursing Home.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beemon Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.

Mrs. Ingham was born May 19, 1910 in Paris, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl, son Richard and brothers Kenneth, Walker and Hickman.

Mrs. Ingham is survived by her sons, Jon Ingham and wife Donna of Corsicana; daughter Emma Ingham of Dallas; grandchildren Aimee Kasprzyk and husband David of Corsicana, Jon Ingham of Dallas and Sam Ingham of Huntsville; great-grandchildren Sarah and Anna; brother Forest Lee Green and wife Alta of Lynnwood, Wash.; sister-in-law June Ingham of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


Mary Christine (McCarty) Warren
Nov 26, 1942 - Jan 26, 2002

Mary Christine Warren, 59, of Kerens passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002 at Doctor's Hospital in Dallas.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday atPrairie Point Cemetery with Rev. Lonnie Keele officiating.

Mrs. Warren was born Nov. 26, 1942 in Marion County, Kent.

She is survived by her husband, James O. Warren of Kerens; sons Dale Warren of Kerens, James Warren, Jr. of Kentucky and Justin Warren of Tennessee; daughters Frances Jennings of Corsicana and Sondra Brown and Gayla Brunson, both of Kerens; brothers Roy McCarty, Herman McCarty, Bobby Gene McCarty, Leonard McCarty and J.R. McCarty, all of Kentucky; sisters Georgia Pendygraft, Froni Curtsinger, Betty Ann Wolford and Geneva Byrd, all of Kentucky; 14 grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.


Sadie M. (Hiler) Hill
May 2, 1920 - Jan 27, 2002

Sadie M. Hill

Sadie M. Hill, 81, of Blooming Grove passed away Sunday. Jan. 27, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove with Rev. Art Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Scott Tucker, Monty Hill, David Hill, Dustin Hill, Darron Wigington and Michael Hiler.

Mrs. Hill was born May 2, 1920 in Blooming Grove.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Hill and sisters Fern Woodland, Inez Hemmingway, Mattie Naber and Maxine Armstrong.

Mrs. Hill is survived by sons J. Edd Hill of Grand Saline, Bill Hill and wife Gale of Blooming Grove; grandchildren Scott and Jodie Tucker and Stephanie and Darron Wigington, all of Blooming Grove, and Monty and Heather Hill of Corsicana, David Hill of Dallas and Dustin Hill of College Station; seven great-grandchildren; brothers Hubert Hiler of Grandberry, Doug Hiler of Blooming Grove and Ronnie Hiler of Frost; sisters Macel Nicholson of Barry, Dot Russell of Blooming Grove and Barbara Garrison of Kerens; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church of Blooming Grove.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.


Jessie Lee (Bennett) Sparkman
December 14, 1909 - July 3, 2001

SPARKMAN
JESSIE LEE.  Born in Corsicana, Texas on December 14, 1909 to parents William Bennett and Claudia Bennett Denney and passed away July 3, 2001 in Las Cruces, NM.  Jessie lived in Dallas most of her life until she moved to Las Cruces in 1987.  In 1931, she married Robert Lee Sparkman and had one daughter, Dorothy Lee (Sparkman) Hunsinger who has preceded her in death.  She was widowed in 1946.  Mrs. Sparkman was associated for many years with the Dallas Times Herald, business department, and later with Adelstein Jewelry stores in Dallas.  The family will receive friends from 9-10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 7, 2001 at the funeral home.  Graveside services will be held 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 7, 2001 at Grove Hill Memorial Park.  There will be no services in Las Cruces, NM.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Heart Association.   - Dallas Morning News


Gerald (Jerry) Fay Mack
January 7, 1923 - June 18, 2001

MACK
GERALD (JERRY) FAY was born January 7, 1923 in Emhouse, TX and passed away June 18, 2001 in Desoto, TX.  Jerry also resided in Plano, TX for many years.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Sid Mack and granddaughters, Pamela Price and Courtney Williams.  Jerry is survived by daughter, Pat Price and husband Fred, two step-daughters, Anne Mack and Jennie Williams; three granddaughters, Holly Gustin, Keri Price and Tiffany; one grandson, Brad Preice, great granddaughter, Nicole Campbell, and great grandson, Nicholas Strain.  Services will be held 9:30 am, Thursday, June 21, 2001 at Restland Wildwood Chapel.  -  Dallas Morning News


David Porter

PORTER
David 56, of Purdon, Texas.  Born April 27, 1941 in Henderson, Arkansas.  Passed away January 30, 1998 in Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.  Survived by wife, Denise Porter of Purdon; sons, Greg Porter of Mesquite; daughters Carmen Roberts of Dayton, TN, Kristie Brock of Chattanooga, TN, Shannon Olgin of Dallas; stepdaugthter, DeAnn Dean of Stevenville; mother, Almo Porter of Henderson, Arkansas; brother Ed Porter of Mt. Home, Arkansas; sisters, Katherine Craig of Atlanta, GA, Mary Emerson & Elsie Borgeson, both of Henderson, Arkansas; two grandchildren.  Services 10:00 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, B. F. Risinger, Jr. officiating.  Visitation Sunday evening 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Burial at Oak Grove Cemetery in Walnut Springs at 3:00 p.m.  Pallbearers will be Billy Long, Dave Baldwin, Dorfi Mendoza, Benny Douglas, David Matthews, John Ivei, Larry Pullin, Clint Pullin.  - Griffin Funreal Home Corsicana.


Nina Belle (Howell) Byrom
December 15, 1900 - April 4, 1998

BYROM
NINA BELLE HOWELL was born in Frost, TX on December 15, 1900, daughter of Andrew Washington Howell and Mollie Periman Howell and died Saturday, April 4, 1998, in Presbyterian Hospital. She attended school in Frost and also St. Mary's University in Dallas. She married Richmond Douglas (R.D.) Byrom on November 1, 1924. They celebrated 62 years of marriage before he died in 1987. During World War II Mrs. Byrom was employed at North American Aviation, and later she worked until her retirement at the City of Dallas Health Department and the Street Maintenance Department. Since then, she has been active in several women's clubs and in the United Methodist Women and other activities as Munger Place United Methodist Church. She is survived by her two daughters, Phyllis Byrom of Dallas, Nina and her husband Fred Zapffe of Norman, OK; three grandsons, Bob and his wife Sylvia Zapffe and Paul Zapffe of Oklahoma City and Carl and his wife Lynn and great-grandsons, Adam and Eric Zapffe of Austin, great-granddaughter Gail and her husband Dewayne (Buzzie) Hyman of Clinton, OK, and severa nieces and nephews, Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 7, 1998, 2:00 P.M. SPARKMAN/HILLCREST NORTHWEST HIGHWAY CHAPEL. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Munger Place United Methodist Church or to Wilkinson Center, 5200 Bryan St., Dallas Texas 75206.
SPARKMAN-HILLCREST NORTHWEST HIGHWAY 7405 W. Northwest Hwy. (214) 363-5401 Dallas Morning News - Monday, April 6, 1998

William E. Reames

REAMES
MR. WILLIAM E., 89 of Corsicana, TX.  Born March 10, 1911, New Orleans, LA.  Passed away May 23, 2000, Corsicana.  Member of Knights of Columbus Council #5211, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Assembly #2265.  Survived by daughter, Sandra Schmidt,  Albuquerque, NM; sister Margaret Hutchinson, Hilliard, OH; brothers, Pat Reames, NC; Pete Reames, CA; Tim Reames, Dallas, TX; grandson, Greg Mendina, Middleton, NJ; grand daughter Robin Mendina, Dallas, TX.  Rosary at Corley Funeral Home 5/26/2000 7:00 PM.  Services at Immaculate conception Catholic Church 5/27/2000 10:00 AM.  Father Robert Williams, officiating.  Burial Restland Memoral Park, Dallas, TX.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS - May 23, 2000


Arlie Robinson
Aug. 9, 1930 (Kerens, TX) - Apr. 3, 1997 (Corsicana, TX)

Mrs. Arlie Robinson, age 66, of Barry died April 3 at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Robinson was born August 9, 1930 in Kerens.

Mrs. Robinson is survived by her husband, Homer Robinson of Barry; son, Don Strickland and Ricky Robinson both of Ft. Worth, Tim Strickland of Reno, Kennith Stricklin, Eddie Robinson and Eric Robinson, all of Barry; daughter, Cindy Rawlinson of Barry; mother, Gladys Gowan of Barry; 9 grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Arlie Robinson

Services were held Saturday, April 5, 1997, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, with burial at Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana. 

Mrs. Robinson is survived by her husband, Homer, of Barry; sons, Don Strickland and Ricky Robinson, both of Fort Worth; Tim Strickland of Reno; Kenneth Strickland, Eddie and Eric Robinson, all of Barry; daughter, Cindy Rawlinson of Barry; and mother, Gladys Gowan of Barry.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove - Apr 15, 1997

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


John W. Howell

John W. Howell, 65, of Beaumont died here Friday after a lenghty illness.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Denton under the direction of Smitz-Floyd Funeral Home.

A native of Corsicana, Mr. Howell moved away 38 years ago.  He is a retired employee of the Sun Oil Co. and a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include his wife of Beaumont; three brothers, J. R. and Ed Howell, both of Corsicana, and Judge Wayne Howell of Denison; and two sisters, Marjorie Barton of Beaumont and Mary Howell of Dallas.


Roy Gray, Jr.

Gray Rites
Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Roy Gray Jr., 48, a former Sears employee, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. James Peppers will officiate and interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corisicana, a niece, Priscilla Tramel; two nephews, Rory and Jay Tramel, all of Arlington.

Pallbearers will be Joe Davis, Ed Goodwin, Harold Conner, Hugh Fullerton Jr., James Flanary and Harld Fluker.


Claude B. McKinney

McKinney Rites
Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Claude B. McKinney, 82, who died of injuries received in an auto mishap Wednesday.  Dr. H. Lively Brown officiated.  Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, two sisters, two brothers, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.

Notes:

Texas Death Index:

 Mckinney  Claude  B    19710113  NAVARRO  M   SINGLE 

Social Security Death Index:

CLAUDE MCKINNEY 30 Aug 1888Jan 197175110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX)(none specified)452-46-3536Texas

Herman Albert Wittliff, Jr.

WITTLIFF
HERMAN ALBERT, JR., 85, of Hemphill, was born in Corsicana, Texas, on October 2, 1914.  He died in Lufkin, Texas on Wednesday, December 1, 1999 from complications following surgery.  He grew up in Munger Place in Dallas, and graduated  from Woodrow Wilson High School, where he served in Cadet Commander for the R.O.T.C. Battalion.  He moved to Lufkin with Texas Power & Light, and later married Onesia Satterwhite.  For the last 15 years, they have lived in Old Sabine Town in the beautiful home that he built for Onesia.  H. A. pioneered in the utilization of agricultural waste products, and was a visionary entrepreneur, developing products servicing the oil, gas, and forest products industries.  In 1947 he founded the company which became Grinding and Sizing (G&S), and is now part of a large national holding company.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lufkin.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Onesia; his daughters, Onesia Rigney of Dallas and Celia Wittliff of Houston; his son, James Whittliff, and wife, Karen, and their daughter, Nyssa, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and grandchildren, Albert Wittliff and Vanessa Wittliff of Lufkin.  Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 5, 1999, in the chapel of the Last Supper in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park in Lufkin.  Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.  Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Directors - Lufkin, Texas.

Dallas Morning News - Dec 3, 1999


Patricia McGlothlin Hawk

HAWK
PATRICIA MCGLOTHLIN
September 25, 1920
March 24, 1998
Joined her husband R. Blake Hawk in their continued celebration of life.  Born October 25, 1920 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Roma and W. C. McGlothlin, raised in Corsicana Texas, Pat graduated from the Hockaday School and Hockaday Junior College, Magna Cum Laude.  She was married to W. W. Hamilton in 1938.  Two children were born, William McGlothlin Hamilton of Dallas and Carol Hamilton Isbell of Kerrville.  When her marriage to Mr. Hamilton ended, she resumed her education and returned to Southern Methodist University.  At SMU, she met and married her geology professor, R. Blake Hawk.  They had one child Patricia Carlton Hawk Gano of Houston.  From 1952-1955, the new family lived in Guatemala and Honduras and returned to Dallas after a government coupe made living there unsafe.  Patricia was an accomplished mjusician and an active volunteer at the Greenhill School in Dallas.  She was a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the Dallas Geological and Geophysical Auxiliary, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Auxiliary, the Dallas Dinner and Dance Club, the Garden Club of Dallas, and the Trowel and Error Garden Club.  Mrs. Hawk is preceded in death by her parents, her husband R. Blake Hawk and son in law, Jack Donovan Isbell II.  She is survived by her siblings Betty McGlothlin Armstrong and Brigadier General (ret.) William C. McGlothlin, all her children, including son in law Stephen McIver Gano; and by her adoring grandchildren William Strickland Hamilton and Wilson Barrett Hamilton of Dallas, Alisa Blake Isbell, Jack Donovan Isbell III, and Courtney Walker Isbell of Kerrville; and Eugene P. Allday and Blake Carlton Allday of Houston.  An eternal optimist, Patricia loved life and was kind and generous to a fault.  She was able to laugh at herself and find humor in even the gravest of situations.  Pat was a bright spot on this earth.  She will be missed by those who knew and loved her.  A gathering to celebrate her life will be held Friday, March 27 at 3:00 in the Caldwell Room at University Park Methodist Church, 4024 Caruth at Preston Road, Dallas, Texas.  A celebration in Houston is pending.  For those who wish donations may be made to M.D. Anderson Research, Houston, Texas.


Pauline (Orr) Wright

WRIGHT
PAULINE, ORR was born in Frost, Texas on July 8, 1918.  She attended school in Tyler, Texas.  SHe was a member of Gaines Chapel AME Church.  Funeral Services are being held at Black and Clark Funeral Home on 2517 E. Illinois Ave. at 11:00 AM on July 21, 2001.  She was preceded in death by her husband Raphell Wright.  Her memories will be cherished by six children; Son Berkins, Raphell Wright, Jr., Barbara Wright, Glenda Wright Alfred (Ronald), Donald Wright, Ronald Wright, and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and other family members, and Friends.


Basel Hiram Bruce

BRUCE
MR. BASEL HIRAM, age 87, of Dallas, Texas, passed away June 14, 2000 in Dallas.  He was born on March 5, 1913, in Dawson, Texas, to Benjamin Silas and Laura (Haley) Bruce.  He moved to Waco, Texas in 1937, where he married Cathryn Rumsey on June 4, 1937 and lived for 60 years before moving to Grace Presbyterian Village in Dallas.  Basel worked in the automobile business for 44 years in Waco, Texas and was a member of the Columbus Avenue Baptist Church.  "Gran" will be remembered most for his loving devotion to his family.  He is survived by his wife, Cathryn Rumsey Bruce; daughters, Dorothy B. Gandy and her husband, Tom, Kathy Bruce and her husband, Jay Fermaglich; grand-children, Richard Brumm, Kristen Brumm, Kelly Newman, Rebecca Lopinto, Benjamin Fermaglich, and Samuel Fermaglich; great-grandchildren, Trevor Brumm, Mike Lopinto, Christina Lopinto, Alexander Newman, and Collin Newman.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Dean Fite.  Memorial services will be held at 11:30, Friday, June 16, 2000, at Wilkerson-Hatch Funeral Home in Waco, Texas.  Local arrangements are being handled by Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Directors.  In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to: "The Caring Fund", c/o Grace Presbyterian Village, 550 East Ann Arbor Ave., Dallas, Texas 75216.


Ruby Nell DeLoach
Jun 21, 1942 -Jun 2000

DeLOACH, RUBY NELL 57 was born June 21, 1942 in Streetman, TX to the parents of Aubrey Sr.  & Ruby (Livingston) Robinson.  She graduated from St. Paul-Shilo High School in Oakwood, TX.  She accepted Christ at an early age.  She was a member of Elizabeth Chapel C.M.E.  She was a dedicated U.S. Postal Employee for 27 years.  Ms Ruby was known for her passion & love for helping friends & strangers.  A few of her hobbies were decorating, fishing, bowling, soft ball & card games.  Her delicious cooking will be missed by her husband; Robert, sons; Alvin Daniels (Sondra), Mardarous DeLoach, Daughters; Aladrian Garrett (Gino), Yanaganiza Daniels & Trenia Banks. 6 Grandchildren, 3 brothers, mother; Ruby Lee Hesner & many loving relatives.  Service; Saturday, June 17, 2000, 1:00 p.m. Faithful Missionary Baptist Church, 6255 Bonnieview.

Patricia Muriel Morey

Patricia Muriel Morey, 62, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 7, 1999 in Corsicana.  Services are pending.  Interment will be at the Catholic Cemetery.  Mrs. Morey was born July 13, 1936 in Rhode Island.  She is survived by two sons, Greg Morey of Waverly Kansas and Elmer Morey of San Antonio; a daughter, Deborah Keefer of Prattville, Alabama; and 11 grandchildren.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Lolabell 'Dollie' Sutton

Lolabell 'Dollie' Sutton, 88 of Greenville, died Dec. 30, 1996, in a Greenville Nursing Home.  Funeral services are Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Lloyd James Funeral Home Chapel in Tyler.  Mrs. Sutton was born Sept. 6, 1908 in Corsicana.  She lived in Greenville since 1990, moving from Tyler.  She had lived in Tyler since 1966.  She worked for the Bureau of Census and was a member of University Church of Christ of Tyler.

Mrs. Sutton is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John Paul and Yvonne Sutton of Greenville; daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Dan Howell of Van; sisters, Ruth Dobbs and Dorothy Babb of Tyler; grandchildren, John Paul Sutton, Jr., of Dallas and Stephanie Shoemaker of Rowlett; great-grandchildren, Jensen Shoemaker and Cole Shoemaker and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Lloyd James Funeral Home.


Willie Barney 'Pete' Chapman
Sep 5, 1908 - Apr 3, 1997

W. B. 'Pete' Chapman

W. B. Chapman, age 88, of Dawson died April 3 at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be this evening from 6-8 p.m.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Glenn Harlin officiating.  Burial will follow at Dawson Cemetery.  Pall bearers will be his grandsons.

Mr. Chapman was born Sept 5, 1908 in Dawson.  He is a former resident of Big Springs.

Mr. Chapman is survived by his sons: Don Chapman of Odessa, Jan L. Chapman of Lubbock, Clydel Chapman of Odessa, Tommy Chapman of Lubbock; Kenneth Chapman of Alvin; daughter, Barbara Ditto of Kermit; sister, Louella Horn of Hillsboro; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • SSDI: Willie B. Chapman, Sep 5, 1908, Apr 3, 1997

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