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Acy Callaway
Aug 24, 1929 - Feb 22, 1998

CALLAWAY
ACY, 68, born August 24, 1929 in Rice Texas.  Passed away February 22, 1998 in Dallas.  Survived by his wife, Nancy Callaway; sons John Callaway and wife Susan, and Clay Callaway and wife, Elizabeth; grandson, David Callaway and wife, Terry; great-grandson, Dustin Callaway; sister, Carolyn Wilson and husband Russell; brother, Mark Callard and wife, Dorothy.  Graveside services and interment will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 24, 1998 in Grove Hill Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 Monday evening at Grove Hill Funeral Home.


Tillie (Burgess) Bryant
Oct 2, 1904 - Jul 5, 2001

BRYANT
TILLIE BURGESS Born October 2, 1904 in Corsicana, Texas to Mary and Richard Burgess.  Passed away July 5, 2001 in Menlo Park, California.  She is survived by sons, Dr. Martel Bryant and wife Linda, Dr. Richard Bryant and wife Pat; grand-children, Douglas Bryant, James Bryant, Barbara Haines, David Bryant, Jan Speaker, and Charyl LeBlac, Laura Gutierrez, Kenneth Bryant, and Evan Bryant; eight great-grandchildren.  Tillie attended Crozier Tech when it was Bryan High School and graduated in 1921.  She taught at William Lipscomb and also taught for many years at Farmers Branch, and retired from teaching at the age of seventy.  Services will be 2:00 PM, Monday, July 9, 2001 at Abbey Chapel.  Interment to follow in Restland Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM, on Monday at the Abbey Chapel.


Preston Cook
Aug 8, 1928 - Jul 2001

COOK, PRESTON was born Aug 8, 1928 in Powell, TX.  He served his country in the U.S. Korean War.  Preston retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1992.  He leaves to cherish his memories, wife Jo Ann; son Keenan (Sonya) Cook; 2 brothers, 3 sisters, & a granddaughter.  Visitation will be Mon., July 9, 2001, 1-9 pm at Evergreen Home.  Service: Tues., July 10, 2001 at 11am @ Evergreen Chapel.

Notes:

  • Social Security Death Index: PRESTON COOK 08 Aug 1928 - 03 Jul 2001 (P) 75104 (Cedar Hill, Dallas, TX) 75104 (Cedar Hill, Dallas, TX) 449-38-9540 Texas

Ruby (Adams) Crook
Dec 19, 1913 - Jul 18, 2001

CROOK, RUBY ADAMS was born December 19, 1913, in Corsicana, Texas and passed away July 18, 2001 in Dallas, Texas.  Preceded in death by her husband, H. H. Crook; brother R. D. Adams; sisters Nina Broughton and Jean Slease.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and James Hackler of Dallas; son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Frances Crook of Richardson; grandchildren, Crede and Todd Lehmann of Plano, Suzanne and David Bair of Loveland, Ohio, Trey Crook of Richardson, Kenney Hackler of Dallas; great-grandchildren, D. J. and Samantha Bair of Loveland, Ohio; brothers, J. B. and Mays Adams of Brownwood, and many nieces, nephews and many dear friends.  She was a member of Casa View Baptist Church. Services will be 5:00 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 2001 at Casa View Bpatist Church, 2626 Gus Thomasson, Dallas.  Viewing will be held prior to the service from 4:00 until 5:00 p.m. at the church.  Graveside service will 1:00 p.m., Sunday, July 22, 2001, at Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood, Texas.  Memorials may be made to C.C. Young Memorial Home, 4829 W. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75214. 

Harvey C. Ribble
Apr 20, 1913 - Mar 23, 2000

RIBBLE, HARVEY C. Born April 20, 1913, in Rice, Texas and passed away March 23, 2000, at the age of 86.  Harvey moved to Dallas in 1944.  He was retired from Proctor and Gamble after 30 years of dedicated service.  He leaves behind a loving wife of 63 years, Rena Ribble; son and daughter-in-law, Harvey and Cheryl Ribble; daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Lloyd Hall; five grand-children and five great grandsons.  Visitation will be Sunday, March 26, 2000 from 9:00 until 5:00 p.m. Family will receive friends from 2-4 at the funeral home.  Funeral services will be Monday, March 27, 2000, at 11:00 a.m. at Laurel Oakes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary McCaleb officiating.  Internet to follow at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park in Mesquite.

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News, March 26, 2000

Lucy Ida (Inmon) Phillips 
Dec 27, 1890 - Apr 2, 1990

Lucie Phillips
Lucie Phillips, 99, of Kerens, died April 2, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Paschal Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny McCord officiating. Burial will be Long Prairie Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 27, 1890, in Kerens. She lived in Dallas for 45 years, and spent the rest of her life in Kerens.
Survivors include one son, Dr. Sam Phillips of Dallas; one sister, Mrs. J. T. Murphey of Washington, D. C.; and one grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Sonny Inmon, James Inmon, Claude Marshall, Irvin Phillips, Leon Phillips and Cliff Hughes.
Memorials may be made to the Kerens Library.

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Johnnie Onita (Ingram) Hughes
Feb 27, 1904 - Mar 2, 1983

Mrs. Charles E. (Johnnie) Hughes, 79, of Trinidad, died Wednesday night in Lake Medical Center in Athens.
Service is Friday, 2 p.m. at Paschal Funeral Home chapel in Kerens with the Rev. James Bliss officiating. Burial will be at Long Prairie Cemetery.
She was a member of the Baptist Church in Trinidad and a former resident of Kerens.
Survivors include one son, Clifford E. Hughes, of Dallas; one daughter, Mrs. Billie Ruth Luna, of Dallas, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Drane Murphy, of Dallas, Mrs. Lucy Phillips, of Kerens.
Pallbearers are Dale Boynton, Jimmy G. Estes, Larry D. Estes, J. J. (Sonny) Inmon, Clude Marshall, Dr. Sam Phillips, George W. Estes and Claude Thompson

Notes: 

  • Wife of Charles Edward Hughes; Daughter of William Carroll "Billy" Ingram & Martha Harriett "Hattie" Mayes
  • Corsicana Daily Sun March 3, 1983

Nina Ann Jewell (Phares) Inmon-Jeffers
Apr 20, 1902 - May 8, 1972

KERENS - Funeral services were scheduled for 4 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home for Mrs. John Jeffress, 70, of Ennis, who died yesterday in Ennis. Services were officiated by Rev. Cato Sherrar, with interment in Alligator Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband John Jeffress of Ennis; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Williams of Edinburg; Mrs. Claude Marshall of Ennis; a son, J. J. Inmon of Cayuga; a sister Mrs. J. C. Sitton of Corsicana; a brother, J. J. Upchurch of Tyler; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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Johnnie Dean (Wright) Inmon

Johnnie Dean Inmon, 53, of Kerens, passed away Thursday, April 5, 1984 at her home.
Services were held Saturday at Paschal Funeral Home with Henry Edgington and Jessie Jenkins officiating. Burial followed in Long Prairie Cemetery near Kerens.
Survivors include her husband, James "Sonny" Inmon of Kerens; one daughter, Donna Gail Staines of Crandall; one son, James Kelton Inmon of Kerens; one sister, Martha Nell Lewis of Cross Roads; her father, Johnny Wright of Kerens and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Butch Boyd, Homer Gene Wasson, Roy Clyde Jenkins, Lionel Duncan, Jimmie Spencer and Wint Johnston.

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Geneva (Kerley) Inmon
Jan 29, 1892 - Jun 15, 1973

KERENS - Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Sunday at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens for Mrs. Geneva Inmon, 81, of Kerens, who died Friday evening in Kerens.
Cato Sherrer, Church of Christ minister, will officiate, and burial will be at Kerens City Cemetery.
She was a resident of Kerens for 79 years and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jennie Massey of Kerens; a granddaughter, Trema Blackman of Corsicana; and two great-grandchildren, Bradley and Lisa Blackman of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be nephews.

Notes:

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Mrs. Inmon

KERENS—Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens for Mrs. Geneva Inmon, 81, of Kerens, who died Friday evening in Kerens.

Cato Sherrer, Church of Christ minister, officiated, and burial was at Kerens City Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, a granddaughter, and two great-grandchildren.

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Jennie (Inmon) Massey

KERENS - Mrs. Jennie Massey, 72, of Kerens, died Thursday at Navarro Regional Hospital.
She was a resident of Kerens and member of the Church of Christ.
Service is 2 p.m. Saturday at Paschal Funeral Home with Henry Edgington officiating. Burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Trema Blackman of Corsicana; two grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Wayne Blackman of Corsicana.
Pallbearers are Homer Gene Wasson, Marvin Henderson, D. L. Orr, R. H. Hilliard, Lester Walker and Jimmy Green.
 

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun Apr 20, 1984
  • Daughter of Beauregard A. Inmon & Geneva Kerley
  • Wife of Roy Dell Massey
  • Texas Death Index: Massey, Jennie 4-19-1984, Navarro, Female

Willie Nora S. (Oliphant) Inmon

Willie Nora Inmon, 104, of Kerens, died July 1, 1992 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Kerens. The Rev. James Ansley and the Rev. Claude Davison will officiate. Burial will be in the Kerens City Cemetery. Paschal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by one son, Alvin Inmon of Kerens; two daughters-in-law, Mary Inmon and Mag Inmon, both of Kerens; one granddaughter, Sandra Lewis of Kerens; one grandson, Joe Lee Mills of Sugarland; five great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be be made to the First United Methodist Church in Kerens.
pallbearers will be Kenneth Lewis, Burton Sneed, Randol Coleman, J. J. (Sonny) Inmon, W. L. Bain and Ed Arnett.
Corsicana Daily Sun July 2, 1992

Notes: 

  • Wife of Jasper Alvin Inmon

Virginia Alice (Inmon) Wagner 

Virginia A. Wagner, 87, of Dallas, died June 20, 1988.
Graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Kerens City Cemetery with Dr. Michael Renquist officiating.
She was a school teacher.
She is survived by one daughter, Mary L. Knott of Dallas; one grandson and one granddaughter-in-law, John and Janis Knott of Dallas; two great-grandchildren, Zachary and Alexandra Knott, both of Dallas; two sisters, Ethel Inmon and Mrs. Robert Bristow, both of Kerens; one brother, Joe Nelson Inmon of Plano.
Memorials may be made to the music department in the Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas.
Paschal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

Notes:

  • Wife of William A. Wagner (1901-1962)
  • Daughter of James Newton Inmon & Mary Virginia Floyd

Willie Beth (Inmon) Mills 

Mrs. Willie Beth Mills, 69, of Sugar Land, died Sunday in Missouri City.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tueday at the First United Methodist Church in Sugar Land with the Rev. Carroll Francher officiating. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. in the Kerens Cemetery in Kerens.
A native of Kerens, she was a retired comptroller for Sugar Land Telephone Co. She was a member of the board of the Sugar Land Employees Credit Union.
Survivors include a son, Joe Lee Mills of Sugar Land; her mother, Willie Nora
Inmon of Sugar Land; a brother, Al Inmon of Malakoff; and two grandchildren.
Davis-Dawson Funeral Home of Rosenberg is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Notes:

  • Daughter of Jasper Alvin Inmon & Willie Nora S. Oliphant
  • Texas Death Index: Mills, Willie Beth, 03-09-1986, Fort Bend, Female
  • Corsicana Daily Sun March 10, 1986

Joseph Nelson Inmon

The Dallas Morning News: January 23, 1992 - 29A

Funeral Services Scheduled for former Educator, IRS manager, Joseph Inmon.
Services for Joseph "Joe" Inmon, former teacher and superintendent of schools with the Barry Independent School District in Navarro County, will be at 2 p. m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church of Plano. Burial will follow at Restland Memorial Park. Mr. Inmon, who retired as the district personnel manager for the Internal Revenue Service in Dallas, died of natural causes Tuesday at his Plano home. He was 80. A native of Kerens, Texas, he graduated in 1934 from North Texas State University, now the University of North Texas in Denton. After graduation, he taught in Barry and was eventually superintendent until 1942. He moved to Dallas in 1942 and went on to serve 20 years with the IRS. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Inmon of Plano; a daughter, Annette Hooker of Houston; a sister, Ethel Inmon of Kerens; and two granddaughters. Memorials may be made to the Plano Dialysis Center or the First United Methodist Church of Plano endowment fund.


Gracie Lee (Martin) Hollingsworth
Feb 22, 1916 - Jan 31, 2001

Gracie Lee Martin Hollingsworth, 84, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001 in Corsicana.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday atHamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.
Mrs. Hollingsworth was born Feb. 22, 1916 in Retreat. She was a lifetime member of Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Retreat. She was a member of Pickett Riding Club and the Pink Ladies at Navarro Regional Hospital. Mrs. Hollingsworth was the last surviving child of 11 children of the Wilson family, one of the pioneer families of Retreat.
She was preceded in death by her second husband, Bill Hollingsworth; first husband, Tommy Martin; parents, Millard S. Wilson and Mary Corinne Pryor Wilson; seven brothers; and three sisters.
Mrs. Hollingsworth is survived by son and daughter-in-law, John T. and Carly Martin Jr. of Karnack; Mary Price of Gladewater; Polly Thomas of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Donald Thompson Russell
Feb 28, 1907 - Jan 31, 2001

Donald Thompson Russell, 93, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home

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Donald Thompson Russell

Donald Thompson Russell, 93, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev.

B.F. Risinger Jr. and the Rev. Joe Dowdy officiating.  Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Harmon Boyd, Tom Echols Jr., Jeff Elmore, Joel Elmore, Orville Locklar, Jerry Lowery, Edd Russell and Joe Sims.

Mr. Russell was born Feb. 28, 1907 on the family farm near Oakhurst, San Jacinto County, to Robert and Ida Russell, the youngest of seven children.  He attended a one-room county school through 10th grade.  His brother Robert paid for and sent him to Tyler Commercial College to learn telegraphy and after graduating, he worked for Western Union for 10 years in Baytown, Huntsville and Sierra Blanca with a brief stint in Louisiana.  About the time World War II broke out, Mr. Russell went to work for Mobil Pipeline Company spending over 30 years before retiring in 1972.

He and his wife moved to Corsicana in 1959 when transferred by Mobil Pipeline.  He was an active member of First Baptist Church for over 40 years.  The highlight of that tenure was when he became president of his Sunday School class until his health forced him to retire from that as well.

He was preceded in death by his parents, all of his brothers and sisters, and most painfully his firstborn son, Donald Jr.

Mr. Russell is survived by his beloved wife and friend of 65 years, Ruth; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Ronald Elmore of Frost; son, Randy Russell of Corsicana; grandchildren, Jeff and Norma Elmore of Lewisville, Joel and Jan Elmore of Frost, Ed and Marla Russell of Austin and Julianna and Bruce Willmott of Weatherford; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Morgan and Brock Elmore of Frost, Kenny and Joshua Elmore of Lewisville and Eddy Russell of Austin; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Waymond McHenry Sr.
Feb 1, 1931 - Jan 27, 2001

Waymond McHenry Sr., 69, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Wake services will be 7 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Chapel.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 409 N. Third St., with the Rev. Dairy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Douglas, Robert Mitchell, Roy Lee Williams, Tommy Kidd, Edward Williams and Ricky Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be L. C. Crawford, Arthur L. Carroll, Sam C. McDonald Sr., James Brandon, Jessie R. Curry, Bennie Thomas Sr., Vernett Hicks, Curtis Sparks and Adolphus Nolen Sr.
Mr. McHenry was born Feb. 1, 1931 in Corsicana.
He was preceded in death by his father, William McHenry; mother, Alberta Kelly; brother, Emmitt Sr., Samuel and Raymond McHenry; son, Waymond McHenry Jr.; stepdaughters, Neiomi Zallecoffie, Carolyn Jones and Linda Young; and grandson, Jerrell A. Crawford.
Mr. Henry is survived by his wife, Mary L. McHenry of Corsicana; children and stepchildren, Jacqulyn McHenry, Donetta Wilborn and husband Will and Lisa McHenry, all of Corsicana, Betty J. McHenry and Debra McHenry, both of Houston, Keith D. Oten Sr. of Corsicana, Allen Beasley, Edgar Beasley, Vincent Beasley, Clarence Beasley and Diane Beasley; sister, Gwendolyn Doris and husband Bill of Los Angeles, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Audrie McHenry of Dallas and Mildred Johnson and husband John L. of Temple; aunts, Emma Lewis and Earnestine Brooks, both of Corsicana; goddaughter, Janice Billington of Dallas; 30 grandchildren and 30 great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Ruth "Wattsie' Watts
May 6, 1904 - Jan 31, 2001

Ruth "Wattsie' Watts, 96, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ronald Farmer, Kenneth Finch, Dean Pritchett, Mike Watts, Tim Watts and Jerry Weisbord.
Mrs. Watts was born May 6, 1904 in Mertens. She was a bander.
Mrs. Watts is survived by her daughter, Bobbie Pritchett of Corsicana; daughter-in-law, Peggy Weiss of Rockwall; sister and brother-in-law, Beth and Bill Bolen of Corsicana; sister, Mary Goodman of Corsicana; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Dean and Angel Pritchett of Burleson, Mike and Cari Watts of Corsicana, and Tim Watts of Corsicana; great-grandsons, Kent Libal of Corsicana and Jason Wells of Houston; great-granddaughters, Anna Leigh Watts of Corsicana, Candice Watts of Houston, and Cathleen Watts of Corsicana; sister-in-law and husband, Dorothy and J. W. Sheffield of Kerens; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Homebound Ministries, 2800 N. Beaton, Corsicana, Tx 75110.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home..


Joseph B. "Joe" Stewart  
Mar 4, 1911 - Jan 30, 2001

Joe Stewart
Joe Stewart, 89, of Athens, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001 in an Athens nursing home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens with Solen Bailey officiating.
Mr. Stewart was born March 4, 1911 in Hamilton to the late Merrett R. and Dora Bell Haught Stewart. Mr. Stewart formerly resided in Corsicana, 40 years in Dallas, and had lived in Athens the past 20 years. He was a retired service station manager.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys Mabry Stewart in 1983 [1985], two sisters and a brother.
Mr. Stewart is survived by his wife, Carrie Stewart of Athens; stepsons, Todd Mabry of Oregon and Buck Mabry of California; sister, Ila Mae Oringderff of Granbury; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
If desired, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Arrangments by Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.

Notes:

  • Husband of Gladys May (Chewning) Szenasy-Stewart-Mabry. According to Texas Death Index, she died Dec 2, 1985
  • Married Carrie D. Cook on July 10, 1994 in Henderson Co., TX

Marjorie (Moore) Arnold  
Mar 9, 1918 - Jan 29, 2001

Marjorie Arnold
Marjorie Arnold, 82, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2001 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. H. D. Nance and the Rev. Lonnie Keele officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Moore, T. D. Smylie, William Smylie and Ben Terry.
Mrs. Arnold was born March 9, 1918 in Navarro County.
She is survived by her nephews, T. D. Smylie and William G. Smylie, both of Blanco, Ben Terry of Kerrville and Wayne Moore of New Orleans; and nieces, Marilyn Lanfear of San Antonio, Claire Moore of Cambridge, Mass. and Deborah White of Winfield, La.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Katherine E. (Gay) Lewis 
Feb 22, 1916 - Jan 24, 2002

Katherine Gay Lewis, 85, of Arlington passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002 in Arlington.
Services were 11 a.m. Saturday at First Missionary Baptist Church of Cockrell Hill. Officiating was the Rev. Bob Keith, pastor, and Pastor John Gradburg from Gilmer. Interment followed at Dresden Cemetery near Barry.
Pallbearers were nephews Gene Butler of Barry, Billy McNabb and Bronnie McNabb of Corsicana, Harlan Moore of Mesquite, Brent Leftwich of Sugar Land and Wayne Gay of Payson, Ariz.
Mrs. Lewis was born Feb. 22, 1916 in Wills Point. She moved to Barry and attended school at Bryan in the Drane community. She lived in Corsicana several years and worked for the glove factory. Leaving Corsicana, she worked for Victor Costa in Dallas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Lewis; and her son and daughter-in-law, Leslie ElJuan and Lanice Lewis.
Survivors include her daughter, Cleta Jo Richmond and husband Bill of Arlington; granddaughter, Kenna Martin and husband Tim of Arlington; grandson, Justin Richmond of Arlington; sisters, Mae Lyons of Corsicana, Frances Moore of Dallas and Elise Hoffman Brinkley of Sugar Land; brother, Kenneth Gay and wife Mary of Payson, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home of Arlington

Notes:

  • Inscription: B: Wills Point, Tx. D: Arlington, TX. Buried: 01/26/02 
    Note: Preceded by husb. Loyd Lewis

Elizabeth (Boyd) Roberts
Dec 31, 1912 - Jan 24, 2002

Elizabeth Boyd Roberts, 89, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Earthman Hunters Creek Chapel in Houston.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.
Mrs. Roberts was born Dec. 31, 1912 in Corsicana to local oil man and politician George Wesley Boyd and wife Fannie Kate Root, formerly of Lufkin. A 1931 graduate of Corsicana High School, Mrs. Roberts attended the University of Texas. On Aug. 2, 1936, she married Jack Carl Roberts, who worked for Wyatt Metal and Boiler Works, later Wyatt Industries, from 1934 to 1972 ending his career as vice president for sales and a member of the board. A member of Chi Omega sorority, Mrs. Roberts was a past president of Houston Panhellenic Association, an adviser to young sorority women at Southern Methodist University and the University of Houston, and a member of Daughters of the American Revolution.
After marriage she resided in Houston and Dallas. She was a lifelong Methodist and Democrat, an avid sports fan and treasurer of various organizations to which she belonged.
Survivors include her son, genealogist and author Gary Boyd Roberts of Boston, Mass.; nephews, George Mitchell Boyd Jr. of Austin and the Rev. William P. Boyd of Granbury; niece, Mrs. John J. Allen of Austin; sister-in-law, Josephine Tullis Boyd of Corsicana; two great-nephews, five great-nieces, a great-great-nephew and a great-great-niece.
Donations may be made in Mrs. Roberts' honor to the Chi Omega Foundation, 3395 Players Club Parkway, Memphis, Tenn. 38125; or the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury St., Boston, Mass. 02116.
Arrangements by Earthman Hunters Creek Chapel of Houston.


Addie Mae (Hollifield) Hasswell
Sep 28, 1905 - Mar 4, 1998

HASWELL
ADDIE MAE HOLLIFIELD
Born September 28, 1905, in Navarro County, Texas to Nimrod and Harriett Hollifield.  She went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on March 4, 1998.  Preceded in death by her husband Joe Haswell; daughter, Betty Hamilton and grandson, Jamie Hufford.  Survived by son Henry Haswell and wife, Betsy; sister, Jewel Turner; grandchildren, Helen McCord and husband, Jessie, Charlotte Beall and Husband Jack, Joe Haswell, Michael Haswell, and Elizabeth Kirby and husband Scott; numerous great and great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews.  She was a member of Brandon Avenue United Methodist Church and its WFC Sunday school Class fore over 50 years.  During her early years, she had a career in nursing and later was involved in garment manufacturing.  In retirement, she was involved in senior citizen activities, including RSVP.  Visitation for family and friends will be 7:00 - 8:30 PM on Friday March 6, 1998 at the Laurel land Funeral Home.  Graveside services will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 7, 1998, DRESDEN CEMETERY near Blooming Grove, TX, the Reverend Jack Meyers officiating.

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News - 3/6/1998

Billie Dean (Cheek) Puckett 
Nov 6, 1930 - Oct 13, 1999

Billie Dean Puckett, 68, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at her home in Terrell.
The family will receive friends at Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Anderson-Clayton Brothers Chapel, with the Rev. Joe Ed Goolsby, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Mike Cronin, John Davidson, B. J. Steele, Dr. Casey Risinger, Dr. Charlie Risinger and Kenneth Wylie.
Mrs. Puckett was born Nov. 6, 1930 in Dresden to the late W. D. and Jessie Laura Welch Cheek. She graduated from Corsicana High School and worked for State National Bank for 13 years. She later moved to Terrell where she worked for American National Bank from July 1961 until her retirement in October 1992. She was a member of the Advance Class of First United Methodist Church of Terrell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J. C. Puckett.
Mrs. Puckett is survived by her brother, Richard J. Cheek and wife Christine of Mesquite; brothers-in-law, Johnny Puckett and wife Eleanor of Hixson, Tenn., Bobby Puckett and wife Vernell of Tyler and Preston Puckett of Cleveland; five nephews, three nieces, several grand-nieces and grand-nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church Advance Class, 503 W. College St., Terrell, Texas 75160 or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home of Terrell.


Alma Rochelle Trent
Oct 17, 1913 - Jun 19, 2001

TRENT
ALMA ROCHELLE (LAZY) age 87, passed away peacefully Tuesday June 19, 2001 at the home of his daughter, from complications of Parkinsons disease.  He was born October 17, 1913 in the small farming community of Rural Shade, TX to Hubert and Emma Trent.  After graduation from High School he went away to the CCC work camps and fought fires in East Texas and cleared land on Mustang Island for a state park.  His military service included a two year enlistment with the Texas National Guard.  He enlisted in the United States Army in January 1936 where he served in the Horse Calvary at Fort Bliss, TX.  He started working in Dallas driving a street cars in 1940.  After the war began he was the first person to leave from Dallas Transit to continue his military service during WW II.  He was with the 938th Field Artillery battalion that served in the European theater.  After the war, he returned to his job and retired in 1976 from Dallas Transit after 36 years of service.  He then worked for the Holiday Inn on Regal Row in Dallas as a van driver for several years.  He is preceded in death by his brothers, Palma and H.T. (Dick) Trent, and his beloved daughter Adano Gayle.  Left to cherish his memory is his son Allen R. Trent of Garland, his daughter and son-in-law Isibelle and Rodney DeBaun of Grand Prairie, his grandchildren, Teresa Trent of Florida, Ivy Trent of Garland, Paul Liebel of Grapevine and Heath and Chase DeBaun of Grand Prairie, great grandchildren Lauren and Shelby Liebel of Grapevine.  He is also survived by two brothers, Ray and Leonard, and two sisters, Mutt and Evelyn who will dearly miss their big brother, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.  Services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday June 22 at Laurel Land Cemetery Chapel, 6000 S. R. L. Thornton Fwy.  Dallas Texas.  The family will welcome friends for viewing and visitation Thursday, June 21 at Laurel Land from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

F. Scott Miller
Dec 24, 1929 - Aug 5, 2000

MILLER
F. SCOTT Born December 24, 1929 in Corsicana, TX and passed away August 5, 2000 in Mesquite, TX.  Preceded in death by parents Elmer H. Miller Sr. and Ruth Miller.  Mr. Miller had retired after 35 years at Texas Instruments.  Survived by his wife of 25 years Melba Miller; children Lt. Col. Greg S. Miller, USA, Mark Miller, Diane Miller, Lee Holt III, and Patti Horton; nine grandchildren; brother Elmer Miller Jr. and sister Dora Day.  Funeral services will be held 10 A.M. Tuesday August 8, 2000 at Anderson Clayton Bros.  Funeral Home chapel with interment to follow at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park in Mesquite.  Visitation will be all day Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1615 Stemmons Frwy., Dallas, TX 76207

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News - Aug 7, 2000

Ernest Dearl Stinson
Dec 1, 1930 - May 22, 2000

STINSON
ERNEST DEARL, of Rockett, TX.  Born December 1930 in Kerns, TX.  Died May 22, 2000.  Survived by wife Myrna; sons Terry Stinson of Lancaster, Jimmy Stinson of Poyner, Ronald Wilson of Duncanville;  daughter, Deborah Marshall of Ennis; brother Bert Thomas Stinson, Jr. of Corsicana; sisters, Mable Underhill of Lancaster, Mary Stone of Lancaster, Margie King of Waco, Shirley Collins of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.  Services 1:30 PM Wednesday, May 24, 2000, in Byrum Funeral Home Chapel.  Family will receive friends 6 pm to 8 pm Tuesday evening at funeral home.

Notes:

  • Social Security Death Index: ERNEST D STINSON 01 Dec 1930 22 May 2000 (V) 75152 (Palmer, Ellis, TX) (none specified) 456-44-1008 Texas

Andrew J. Ingram
Nov. 19, 1925 (Blooming Grove, TX) - Jan. 29, 1998

INGRAM
A. J. passed away on January 29, 1998, born the 19th day of November 1925, in Blooming Grove, Texas.  He was the son of the late Andrew J. & Lillie Lora Ingram.  He graduated from Garland High School, Class of 1942, and immediately enlisted in the Navy.  His duty was on submarines in the Pacific Theatre of War until 1945.  After discharge from the service he was employed with the Santa Fe Rail Road in Dallas.  In 1962, he established a real estate and insurance brokerage firm and later a printing and rubber stamp company.  He retired in 1992.  He was a member of the Buckingham Road Church of Christ in Garland.  A past member of the Amateur Radio Club of Garland and was active in the Sky Warn and field day projects of the club.  A. J. was the loving father of and is survived by daughter, Andra Beth and son-in-law, Jim Case; his sister Clota and brother-in-law, Richard Croley; nephews, Richard Croley, Jr. of Dallas, Mark Croley of Richardson, Brad Croley of Bedford, and a grand niece, Jennifer Elaine Croley of Garland; one aunt, Vera Duncan; one uncle, Oscar Chapman of Corsicana; several cousins and man good friends.  Services will be 4:00PM Monday, February 2, 1998, at the Restland Memorial Chapel, with Richard Blaisdell, officiating.  Interment will be in Restland Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Sunday afernoon from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.  Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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A. J. Ingram

Services were held Feb. 2, 1998 at Restland Memorial Chapel in Dallas with Richard Blaisdell, officiating. Burial was in Restland Cemetery.

A.J. graduated from Garland High School in 1942, enlisted in the Navy, serving on submarines in the Pacific Theatre of War until 1945. After his discharge, he became employed with Santa Fe Railroad in Dallas. In 1962, he established a real estate and insurance brokerage firm and later a printing and rubber stamp company, retiring in 1992.

A past member of the Amateur Radio Club of Garland, Mr. Ingram was also a member of Buckingham Road Church of Christ, Garland, and was active in Sky Warn and field day projects.

He was a loving father of and is survived by daughter, Andra Beth and son-in-law Jim Case; his sister, Clota and brother-in-law Richard Croley; nephews, Richard Croley, Jr. of Dallas, Mark Croley of Richardson, Brad Croley of Bedford; Grandniece, Jennifer Elaine Croley of Garland; aunt, Vera Chapman Duncan of Corsicana; several cousins and many good friends. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Assn.

Notes:

  • The Blooming News - March 4, 1998

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Herman C. Jones, Jr.
April 3, 1937 - May 3, 1998

JONES, HERMAN C., JR. was born April 3, 1937 in Corsicana, TX.  He was passed away May 3, 1998.  He leaves to cherish his memories: wife Mary Jones; children, Pamela Washington, Darrell Jones, Kimberlyn Jones all of Dallas; sisters; Maxine Powell, Maxcie Terry.  Diann Gould, all of Corsicana, TX.  

A wake will be Friday 7:00 pm. Evergreen Memorial Chapel.  Services Saturday, May 9, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, 3700 Simpson Stuart Rd., Rev. Steven Nash, pastor.  Interment Laurel Land Park.


Lucille Gallaway
Oct 1, 1913 - May 26, 2000

GALLAWAY
LUCILLE, age 86, was born October 1, 1913 in Dawson, Texas, she passes away on May 26, 2000 in Dallas, Texas.  Lucille moved to Dallas in the early 1930's from Port Arthur, Texas to attend Methodist Hospital School of Nursing.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence C. Gallaway, Sr.  She is survived by her sister, Helen Putney of Clifton, Texas; her son Lawrence C. Gallaway, Jr. and his wife Carolyn; her daughter Linda Robertson and her husband Leonard, five grandchildren; Lawrence Gallaway, III, his wife, Helene, Michael Gallaway; Christopher Robertson, Michelle Robertson, Brian Robertson and one great-grandchild, Ryan Gallaway.  Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday May 30, 2000 at St. Monica Catholic Church, 9933 Midway Rd.  followed by the Mass of Christian Burial with Msgr. John F. Meyers and Rev. Brindley J. Mills, co-celebrants.  Interment to follow at Calvary Hill Cemetery.  In lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Dallas, 600 Flowers Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75211.

James Harrison Perry
Mar 4, 1921 - May 16, 1998

PERRY
JAMES HARRISON (Jim), born March 4, 1921 in Navarro County, Texas and went to be with his Lord on May 16, 1998, in Dallas, TX.  Graduated Corsicana High School in 1939 before enlisting in US Army Air Corps.  Served as a Major in World War II from 1942 - 1945.  In 1947, worked for Reserve Life Insurance Co., Dallas, TX. as an assistant to the Founder/Owner.  From 1948-1954 was Agency Director and VP for National Bankers Life Insurance Co., Dallas, TX.  In 1954 he Co-Founded Union Bankers Life Insurance Co., Dallas, TX and was President from 1958-1960.  Owner of American Union Life Insurance Co., Dallas, TX from 1960-1991.  His word was his bond.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and will be greatly missed.  He is survived by his loving wife, Lee (Schantz) Perry; children, Jim Jr., Tom Carol & Bob; three daughters-in-law; six grandchildren; brothers, Otis and Glyn Perry; sister, Frances Turner.  Services will be 1:30PM Tuesday, May 19, 1998, at the Restland Wildwood Chapel.  Interment will be in Restland Memorial Park.  Family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.


Jay A. Silverberg

SILVERBERG, JAY A. of Corsicana, passed away on Sunday 15 March 1998 at the age of 96.  Born on 2 May 1901 in Chicago, Illinois.  A graduate of the University of Chicago with a Bachelors in Philosophy in 1922.  Very active in Congregation Aqudas Achim in Corsicana.  Past President and Treasurer of the Corsicana Hebrew Cemetery Association.  He was a principal of K. Wollins Inc., serving as Vice President and Treasurer until he retired in 1970.  Before and after his retirement he was a tireless worker in numerous charitable and service organizations.  A member of the Corsicana (Noon) Lions Club for 72 years, having served as president in 1935-36.  He was named a life member of Lions Club for Crippled Children.  Also a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, the Leo N. Levi Arthritis Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and B'nai B'rith.  He was a 32nd degree Mason of which he was past president of the Texas State Lodge as well as a 50 year member of Hella Temple Shrine.  He was past chairman of the Navarro County Chapter of the American Red Cross.  One of his most cherished activities was his service as State Treasurer of the USO during World War II.  Jay valued  honesty and loyality, and passed those attributes on to his children and grandchildren.  Survived by his sons, Herbert L. Silverberg and wife, Elaine of Corsicana, Bud Silverberg and wife, Rena of Dallas, grandchildren and their spouses, Dr. Kaylen and Carol Silverberg of Austin, Kal and Karen Silverberg of Ft. Worth, Andra and Craig Litman of Dallas, David Silverberg of Arlington and Stefani and Gary Eisenstat of Dallas, 7 Great Grandchildren and nieces  Elaine Goldman and Dorothea Mirot both of Chicago.  Graveside services will be Tuesday 17 March at 3:00 P.M. at Corsicana Hebrew Cemetery.  Chaplain Nathan Kaplan officiating.  In lieu of floral tributes family requests donations be made to: Akiba Academy, Golden Acres Home for the Jewish Aged Dallas Jewish Family Service or Navarro College Foundation.  Pallbearers will be Craig Litman, Gary Eisenstat, Bill Rose, Dr. Joseph Somer, Hoyt Moore, Hank Wyatt, Irvin Samuels and James Cerf.


Annie Jones

Annie Bell Jones, 62, of Corsicana, died Tuesday at Navarro Regional Hospital.  The family will have a quiet hour at Scott Funeral Home from 6-7 p.m. Friday.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Scott Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Curry officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Robbie F. George, Annie M. Wadley and Mary E. Dixon; two sons, Robert S. Jones Jr. and Charles Earl Jones; one sister, Easter Fountain and a God-sister, Catherine Butcher.


Annot Lyle (Corbyn) Peairs

PEAIRS
ANNOT LYLE CORBYN died June 19, 2000, at Park Row Nursing Home in Corsicana, Texas.  She was born in St. Louis, Mo., February 16, 1910, to Henry Egerton Corbyn, Jr. and wife, Maude Mae Chamberlain Corbyn.  She graduated from North Dallas High School.  She married Allen Millwee Peairs in Dallas in 1933.  Mr. Peairs preceded her in death on May 8, 1974.  Mrs. Peairs was a well-known social leader in Dallas and hers was one of the first families to build and live in what is now known as "North Dallas."  Her home at: 5103 Brookview Dr. was an important landmark for many years.  Mrs. Peairs was a founding member of St. Michael's and All Angels Episcopal Church and was, for many years, secretary of Northridge Presbyterian Church in Dallas.  She was a member of the D.A.R. both in Dallas and James Blair Chapter D.A.R. in Corsicana, Texas, and was a descendant of Elder William Brewster of the Mayflower.  She was on the Board of Directors of Konslow House in Corsicana and where she had also been a member of The Better Gardens Club, Pan American, Tune and FOrk, and Colonial Dames 17th Century.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Richard Caldwell Rawlins, of Corsicana, Texas, one granddaughter; a brother, Mr. R. C. Corbyn at Amarillo, Texas and two nephews.  Chapel services will be at Corley Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m.  Thursday, June 22, 2000, with interment following at 4:00 p.m.in the Peairs family plot at Hillcrest Cemetery on Northwest Highway in Dallas, Texas.  Pallbearers will be Charles Weinman, Mack Alexander, James H. Gill, Robert N. Jones, Jr., Geral Nichols, Don Pevehouse, Crawford Tatum, Richard Barton, Donations may be made to the Genealogy Room of the Corsicana Mike C. Rawlins.


Roger Boyd Moye
Jan 1, 1935 - May 20, 1998

MOYE, ROGER BOYD, born January 1, 1935 in Corsicana, Texas, was called home to the Lord on May 20, 1998.  Roger lived in California during the 50's, returning to Dallas in the 60's, and was a successful plumber with the G. W. Works Co. for 20 years.  He and Betty Townsend had 3 sons, Kenneth, David and Timothy Townsend, and he taught them his trade.  In 1980, Roger helped renovate a historic DP&L sub-station in South Dallas, doing the plumbing a landscaping for PowerHouse Productions, of which he continued to be a very important part this day.  Always learning, he became knowledgeable about photography, and helped many professional photographers in Dallas.  From 1988 until 1993 he worked at Total Color Lab.  Although retired, Roger was never one to sit still, and he continued to work in plumbing and photography.  Roger leaves behind his 3 sons, and grandchildren Tiffany, Africa, Terry, Antoinette, and David Demond Townsend.  He is also survived by his fathre Clint Moye, sister Jean and brother-in-law Willie Coleman, brother Clint Moye Jr., numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends, many at the Cliff Manor, where he lived.  Roger always brought a smile to our hearts and we smile to our hearts and we will deeply miss the sound of his singing.  He will lie in state on Friday, May 29th, and a wake will be held that evening at 7:15 at the Golden Gate Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will be at 1:00 Saturday afternoon at St. Mary's Chapel, with interment following at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery.

Roy Linn
Sep 4, 1933 - Nov 19, 1999

Roy 'Buddy' Linn, 66 of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 1999 at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Linn was born Sept. 4, 1933 in Olmeto, Texas.  He was a certified master mechanic on heavy equipment.  Mr. Linn was retired from the U.S. Air Force.  He was a Master Mason and a member of the Confederate Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Royal Allen Linn, Sr. and Alda Cornelious Linn, and a brother, Doyle Wayne Linn.
Mr. Linn is survived by his wife of 13 years, Vicky Linn of Corsicana; three daughters, Kathy Linn Conrad of Bedford, Debra Linn Cowen of Arlington, and Tricia Linn Taylor of Grapevine; two sons, Donald W. Linn of Las Vegas, Nev. and Bobby McDonald of Shreveport Louis.; sister Betty Jean Linn Byars of Joaquin; and nine grandchildren, Lori D. Conrad of Fort Worth, Brittany M. Cowen of Arlington, Christopher W. Linn of Arlington, Jaye E. Taylor of Grapevine, Jefferson A Taylor of Grapevine, Johnny D. Taylor, of Grapevine, Sarah McDonald of Shreveport, Robbie McDonald of Shreveport, and Caytlin McDonlad of Shreveport.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Jack C. Burleson
Sep 9, 1929 - Nov 19, 1999

Jack C. Burleson, 70, of Canton, passed away Friday, Nov 19, 1999 in Canton.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Eubank Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Eubank Chapel in Canton, with Dr. Mark Moore officiating.  Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be members of the Richardson Police Department.  Honorary pallbearers will be Don Matter, Jerry Broadus and George Bradly.
Mr. Burleson was born Sept. 9, 1929 in Kerens to Bud and Penelope Ann Cartlidge Burleson.  He grew up in Kerens and lived there until he went into the military.  He was a retired lieutenant for the Richardson Police Department and lived in Dallas during his working career.  He lived in Canton the past 10 years.  He was a Baptist.
Mr. Burleson is survived by his wife, Joyce Wynona Burleson of Canton; son and daughter-in-law, "Buddy" and Susan Burleson of Kaufman; grand-daughter, Jamie Burleson of Kaufman; and grandson, Blacke Burleson of Kaufman.
Arrangements by Eubank Funeral Home of Canton.


James Melvin House
Jul 9, 1929 - Nov 19, 1999

James Melvin House, 70, of Frost passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at his residence.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Brother Bill Honea officiating.  Interment will be in the Frost Cemetery.
Mr. House was born July 9, 1929 in Arkansas.  He was retired from the U.S. Air Force having served in the Korean War.
Mr. House was preceded in death by daughter, Lela McRae.
Mr. House is survived by his wife, Gracie F. House  of Frost; daughter, Ida Hubert of Waxahachie; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister Anna Gibson of Shamrock.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lynn Ardry
Apr 20, 1943 - Nov 19, 1999

Lynn Ardry, 56, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Nov 19, 1999 at his residence in Corsicana.
Services will be 4 p.m. today at the Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home Chapel, 905 S. Commerce Overton, Texas, with the Rev Ronnie Glover officiating.  Interment will follow at Overton City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Glynn Ardry, Kenneth Ardry, Roland Trichel, Stephen Boyd, Robert Raney, and Gary Worley.
Mr. Ardry was born April 20, 1943 in Terrell to the late Bill and Ann Taylor Ardry.  He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Marines.
Survivors include three sons and a daughter-in-law, Parrish and Jenny Ardry and Christopher Ardry, all of Corsicana and Michael Ardry of Pasadena; two daughters, Tammy Mistrot of Corsicana and Tina Ardry of Zavalla; two brothers, Glynn Ardry of Overton and Jesse Don Ardry of Fort Worth; sister LaVern Reed of Henderson; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Ardry, James Ardry, Brandon Shinault, Christina Mistrot, Savannah Ardry, Angel Ardry, and Courtney Ardry; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home, Overton.


James Franklin Dennis, Sr.
Jun 10, 1919 - Nov 19, 1999

James Franklin Dennis, 80, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 1999 at a Corsicana nursing home.  Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Bro Bill Honea officiating.  Interment will follow at Kerens City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Crenshaw, Doug Fogg, Tony Mayfield, Darren Yates, Jerry Smithey, and Ron Franks.
Mr. Dennis was born June 10, 1919 in Rusk County.  He served in WWII for the U.S. Navy.  He was a Corsicana firefighter for 25 years.  Mr. Dennis is survived by his wife, Mary Dennis of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Charlene Dennis of Corsicana; brother, L. C. Dennis of Corsicana; grand children, Tracy and Justin Woodall and Ronald Dabney; and great-grandchild, Reagan Woodall.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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J. C. Slater 
Dec 30, 1926 - Nov 20, 1999

J. C. Slater, 72, of Dawson passed away Saturday, Nov 20, 1999 at his residence.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Wade Funeral Funeral Home in Hubbard with the Rev. Charles Wallace officiating.
Pallbearers will be Eugene Berry, Clyde Cottongame Jr., Norman Summers, Jackie Thomas, Ray Rogers, and Ellis Montgomery.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Mitchell, Rex French, Gene Carver, Thomas Compton, Ned Ellis, Wayne Smith, and Freeman Jones.
Mr. Slater was born Dec. 30, 1926 in Spring Hill.  He was a lifelong resident of the Dawson area except for two years when he lived in Benbrook and worked at General Dynamics.  He was a former city councilman and Mayor Pro-tem of Dawson.  Mr. Slater was retired from the maintenance department for the Corsicana State Home and was also a bus driver for Dawson ISD for 13 years.  He was an avid fox hunter and was a member of the Navarro County Fox and Wolf Hunters Association.  He was also an Army Veteran of WWII.  Mr. Slater was a member of Navarro Mills Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his son, Curtis Gene Slater, in 1964.
Mr. Slater is survived by his wife, Ethel Jean Slater of Dawson; daughters, Margaret Jo Maxwell of Desoto and Mary Kathryn Fleeman of Purdon; brother, Tommy "Sonny" Slater of Dawson; sisters Libby Truelove of Dawson, Margie Chandler of Rice, Mary Halford of Red Oak Linda Bryant of Dawson and Jane Adams of Cross Roads; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

Notes:


Eugene Stubbs

Moved to the Eugene & Mamie Stubbs Biography page


Mildred (Gant) Paschal
Dec 2, 1923 - Jan 29, 2002

Mildred Gant Paschal, 78, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Tom Lester, Chris Grady, Charlie Shearer, Phil Paschal, Joe Paschal, Jerry Roberts, Dr. Wade Paschal, Todd Garrett and Don Paschal.
Mrs. Paschal was born Dec. 2, 1923 in Abbott. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Delma and Maci Gant.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Jack Paschal of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Michael L. and Beverly Paschal of Lewisville; daughter, Karla Hanson of San Antonio; brother and sister-in-law, George and Connie Gant of San Diego, Calif.; granddaughters, Michelle Garrett and husband Todd of Prescott, Ark., Marci Grady and husband Chris of Saginaw, Amie Thompson of Carrollton and Kristin Hanson of San Antonio; great-grandchildren, Tyler Garrett, Emily Garrett and Katie Garrett, all of Prescott, Ark., Carlee Thompson of Carrollton and Makenzie Grady of Saginaw; and brother-in-law, Robert Paschal and wife Polly of Houston.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Truman Marcell "Bud' Armstrong 
Jun 19, 1935 - Jan 29, 2002

Truman M. "Bud" Armstrong

Truman M. "Bud" Armstrong, 66, of Blooming Grove passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held today and Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana and Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Armstrong was born June 19, 1935 in Brownsboro to Floyd E. and Grace Isget Armstrong. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harvey Armstrong; and sister, Lucille Parker.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Armstrong of Blooming Grove; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Rob Smith of Blooming Grove; sons, Wayne Armstrong of Kentucky and Gary Armstrong of Blooming Grove; stepson, Stephen McGraw of Irving; stepdaughters, Monica Castator and husband Greg of Richland-Chambers Reservoir, and Charlotte Melton and husband Randy of Corsicana; grandchildren, Christy Meads, Alison Armstrong, Chris Armstrong, Brian Armstrong, Richard Armstrong, Arie Armstrong, Rance Melton, Austin Melton, Mallary Castator, Lauren Castator and John McGraw; three great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Joyce Armstrong of Cayuga; brothers, Waymon Armstrong of Dallas and Ellis Armstrong and wife Ann of Alaska; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Truman M. "Bud' Armstrong

Truman M. "Bud" Armstrong, 66, of Blooming Grove passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chris Armstrong, Richard Lynn, Rance Melton, Trae Southard, Jon Southard and Clint Southard.
Mr. Armstrong was born June 19, 1935 in Blooming Grove to Floyd E. and Grace Isget Armstrong. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Blooming Grove Masonic Lodge No. 497, Blooming Grove Lions Club, Order of the Eastern Star No. 118, Hugh de Payens Commandery No. 1 in Little Rock, Ark., Navarro County Shrine Club, Karem Shrine No. 11422 in Waco, National Sojourners Waco/Connally Chapter No. 482, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 03366. He was a retired major from the Texas State Guard, and was an admiral with the Texas Navy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harvey Armstrong; and sister, Lucille Parker.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Armstrong of Blooming Grove; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Rob Smith of Blooming Grove; sons, Wayne Armstrong of Kentucky and Gary Armstrong of Blooming Grove; stepson, Stephen McGraw of Irving; stepdaughters, Monica Castator and husband Greg of Richland-Chambers Reservoir, and Charlotte Melton and husband Randy of Corsicana; grandchildren, Christy Meads, Alison Armstrong, Chris Armstrong, Brian Armstrong, Richard Lynn, Arie Armstrong, Rance Melton, Austin Melton, Mallary Castator, Lauren Castator and John McGraw; three great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Joyce Armstrong of Cayuga; brothers, Waymon Armstrong of Dallas and Ellis Armstrong and wife Ann of Alaska; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Roy G. Davis
Mar 17, 1905 - Jan 27, 2002

Roy G. Davis, 96, of Pinehurst passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 at Sunbridge Rehabilitation Center in Pinehurst.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. today at Sunbridge Rehabilitation Center with Kenneth Smith officiating. Interment will be held at Post Oak Cemetery in Corsicana.
Mr. Davis was born in Mabank , was a longtime resident of Corsicana, and had been a farmer. He had lived in Pinehurst since 1995.
Survivors include his sisters, Velma Runnels of Orange, Eura Elmore of Corsicana and Wilma Starks of San Antonio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Dorman Funeral Home of Orange.

Notes:

  • Social Security Death Index: ROY G DAVIS 17 Mar 1905 27 Jan 2002 (V) 77630 (Orange, Orange, TX) (none specified) 449-38-7811 Texas

Eunice (Garrett) Miller
Sept 25, 1923 - Jan 29, 2002

Eunice Miller, 78, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Harold Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be David W. Garrett, Jeremy Garrett, Devin Garrett, Gary Garrett, Bobby Wayne Garrett, Robert Lamb and Bobby Frazier.
Mrs. Miller was born Sept. 25, 1923 in Drane. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Corsicana.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Weldon C. Miller of Corsicana; daughters, Danna Kay Lamb of Biloxi, Miss. and Jan Salinas and husband Richard of Corsicana; son, Clayton Miller of Biloxi, Miss.; sisters, Sharon Brown and husband Buz of Corsicana and Sarah Wanda Galaway and husband Jimmy of Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers, Bobby Garrett and wife Patricia, Curtis Garrett and wife Nancy, and Ronnie Garrett, all of Corsicana, and David Garrett and wife Marilyn of Navarro Mills; grandsons, Josh Clark and Timothy Clark, both of Richland, and Terry Lamb of Corsicana; granddaughter, April Lamb of Biloxi, Miss.; sister-in-laws, Mordell Edwards and Evalee Morgan, both of Dallas; brother-in-law, Bill Miller of Dallas; several great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Billy Ray Henderson
Dec. 31, 1949 - Jan 22, 2002

Billy Ray Henderson, 52, of Houston passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002 at Methodist Hospital in Houston.
Wake services will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Chapel.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 409 N. Third St., with the Rev. Dairy G. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be friends of the family.
Mr. Henderson was born Dec. 31, 1949 in Corsicana.
Survivors include his mother, Ola Mae Davis of Corsicana; companion, Vera Jones of Houston; son, Jerome Henderson; stepchildren, Linda Joubert, Burrell Jones, Myrle Jones, Pamela Jones, Rene Jones, Donnie Jones and Sheunta Jones, all of Houston; brother, Robert R. Henderson of Richmond; uncles, Jesse Green and Ruby Jones; aunt, Mozell Williams of Corsicana; four aunts of Dallas, five nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Joel Barron
Aug 15, 1948 - Jan 26, 2002

Joel Barron, 53, of Dawson passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at House of Refuge Church of God in Christ in Dawson with Elder Samuel Hill, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be friends of the family.
Mr. Barron was born Aug. 15, 1948 in Dawson. He was a deacon at the House of Refuge Church of God in Christ.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edgar Barron, Sr.; brothers Ray and Clay Barron, Otis Barron, Thurman Barron and Aaron Barron; and sisters Letha A. Barron Cephus, and Maylella Barron.
Mr. Barron is survived by his sons, Aaron Barron and Eric Barron of Waco, Russell Barron of Dawson; granddaughter Imani Aluz"e Barron; mother Carrie Campbell Barron of Dawson; brothers Edgar Barron, Jr. and Eddie Barron of Fort Worth and Johnie Barron of Dawson; sisters Bessie L. Stephenson of Fort Worth, Queen Powell of Dallas, Lennett Barron and Linda Campbell of Waco; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.


Ruth Lee Key
Aug 29, 1917 - Nov 17, 1999

Ruth Lee Key, 82, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov 17, 1999, in Corsicana.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at Wade Funeral Chapel, with Jim Jones officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Calm Old Town Cemetery.
Mrs. Key was born Aug 29, 1917 in Sheridan, Ark.  She was a retired nurses aide for Mexia State School.  She had been a resident of Corsicana for three months and formerly lived in Hubbard and Mt. Calm for many years.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Mt. Calm.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow W. Key on July 14, 1994.
Mrs. Key is survived by her sisters, Era Rawlings of Rice and Dot Horn of Sugar Land; sisters-in-law, Mattie Hawkins and Annie Crosby both of Silsbee, Sallie Skains of Waco and Lillie Jean Rejcek of Burleson; brother-in-law, James Key of Hubbard; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Vickie Lynn Staggs
Sep 21, 1953 - Nov 17, 1999

Vickie Lynn Staggs, 46, of Oklahoma City, Okl. and formerly of Fort Worth, was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, from her residence.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Vernon R. Carter and the Rev. Aubrey Robinson officiating.  Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be J. K. Melton, Brett Melton, Benny Melton, Justin Blissett, Jeremy Bruton and Danny Rice.
She was born Sept 21, 1953 in Fort Worth.  She lived in Fort Worth for 43 years and was a member of the Metro Minister Center in Oklahoma City Okla.
She was preceded in death by her father A. D. "Shorty" Staggs; and son, Curtis Wayne Fogarty.
She is survived by her mother Dorothy Jean Staggs; sons, Keith Fogarty and Chris Fogarty; grandchild, Rilie Aaron Fogarty; brother Kenneth Staggs; sister, Misty Gayle Gentry and husband John; ex-husband and good friend, Paul Fogarty; niece, Sandra Gentry; and nephew, Jimmy Gentry,, all of Fort Worth.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.


John Hand
Nov 10, 1924 - Nov 18, 1999

John Hand, 75, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov 18, 1999 at Presbyterian Hospital in Kaufman.
Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 4 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with the Rev. Luther Crawford officiating. Burial will be in Tracy Calif.
Mr. Hand was born Nov 10, 1924 in Yellville, Ark.  He had been a chemist for Jetco Company in Corsicana.
He is survived by his sisters, Lorene Davis of Benton, Ark., and Bonnie Croxton and Audrey Jackson, both of Tracy, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Bob Hand Scholarship Fund Paloma, Calif. or to the American Hart Association.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Gary Lee Hart
Jan 7, 1946 - Nov 17, 1999

Gary Lee Hart, 53, of Kerens, passed away Wednesday, Nov 17, 1999 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today at Laurel Land Cemetery, 7100 Crowley Road in Fort Worth, with Perry Flories officiating.
He was born Jan 7, 1946 in San Francisco, Calif.
Mr. Hart is survived by his parents, Bill and Kathryn Hart of Corsicana; daughter, Tonya Hart of Houston; and sister and brother-in-law, Denise and David Robinson of Coppell.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Rick Ratliff
Feb 13, 1950 - Nov 10, 2001

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RICK of Irving passed away November 10, 2001 in Irving.  He was born on February 13, 1950 in Frost, Texas.  Survived by wife of 14 years, Wyanette Ratliff of Irving; father "Doc" Ratliff of Lake Fork, Texas; daughter, Rachel Ratliff of Arlington; daughters and sons-in-law, Lauren Ratliff and spouse, Jack of Arlington; Jenifer and David Henthorn of Red Oak, Texas; brothers and and sisters-in-law, Larry and Linda Ratliff of Irving; Donnie Lee and Danya Ratliff of Lake Fork, Texas; sister, Paulette Ratliff of Irving; grandchildren, Meagan Henthorn and Daylon Henthorn; mother-in-law, Lorna Dunson of DeSoto; brother-in-law and wife, Van and Brenda Dunson of Henderson, Nevada.  Memorial services will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at Baylor Medical Center Chapel in Irving with Chaplain Alan Wright officiating.


Vida A. (Hembree) Cummins
Mar 12, 1918 - Jan 31, 2002

Vida A. Cummins, 83, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be nephews.
She was born March 12, 1918 in El Paso, Ark. She was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church and the ADA. She was involved in various activities.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Reese and Genner Vee Hembree; four brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include her son, James Michael Cummins of Little Rock, Ark.; brother and sister-in-law, Arthur H. and Beverly Hembree of Kansas City, Mo.; sisters, Rama Lee Hembree of Corsicana, Ann Mace of Parkersburg, W.V., Elvia Webb of Rock Hill, S.C., and Verneda Williams of Cedar Hill; granddaughters, Latisha Johns and Ruby Pittman, both of Burleson; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and a host of friends.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Louise Vaughn
Aug 25, 1907 - Jan 31, 2002

Louise Vaughn, 94, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002 in Corsicana.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will be held at Eastview Cemetery in Vernon.
Mrs. Vaughn was born Aug. 25, 1907 in Cooper. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ben E. and Grace Vaughn of Dallas.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Robert Bryan Drennan
Jul 3, 1918 - Jan 31, 2002

Robert Bryan Drennan, 83, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002 at his residence.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Resthaven Memorial Park with Dick James officiating.
Mr. Drennan was born July 3, 1918 in Elmore City, Okla. He was raised in Electra and was drafted at 21. He served the country valiantly in World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal of Honor. While in the service, he served under Gen. Douglas MacArthur in Australia and New Guinea. After the war he married his sweetheart, Arlene Wyche, on Sept. 16, 1945. Mr. Drennan lived in Corsicana for the majority of his life and was a longtime member of Westhill Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene Drennan; and brother, Leonard Drennan.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Monica and Truman Little of Waxahachie; son and daughter-in-law, Charles R. and Johnda Drennan of Houston; grandsons, John Robert Drennan of Tampa, Fla. and Brian C. Little of Waxahachie; sisters-in-law, Lenora Drennan of Electra, Ruth Matthews of Okmulgee, Okla., and Sue Jordan, Lou McElroy and Juanita Sherrell, all of Ada, Okla.; and brothers-in-law, Dale Wyche of Ada, Okla. and Gerald Wyche and Larry Wyche, both of Stillwell, Okla.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Margret Revis
Aug 8, 1906 - Jan 28, 2002

Margret V. Jones Frisby Revis, 95, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2002 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Center in Corsicana.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.
She was born Aug. 8, 1906 in Hubbard to Maggie Stroud Rawls and Gideon Thaddeus "Thad" Jones. Her mother died in her early years and her father married Dora Garrett Sims, a Waco educator.
She was prominent in debate and dramatic activities at Hubbard High School, from which she graduated in 1924. She attended Mary Hardin Baylor University, and was active in national debate competition until her marriage to M. Monroe Frisby in 1926. After the birth of her son, she returned to Mary Hardin Baylor and took two bachelor's degrees. She later attended North Texas University, where she taught as she completed her master's degree and qualifying work in speech therapy and audiology.
During her career she taught classes from kindergarten to graduate level college classes. Her career took her to Penelope, Mount Calm, San Angelo, Laredo, and Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico where she taught English as a second language while taking courses in Mexican history and culture, and Alvin and League City.
In 1973, she married Harold Michael Revis, who died in 1994. She was active in civic affairs in League City, presiding over the Literary and Garden clubs. She retired from teaching in 1975 after heading the speech therapy department at Clear Creek Independent School District. She devoted her remaining years to civic affairs and painting with oils, watercolors and collage, teaching conversational Spanish to senior citizens in the community college, and in gardening, indoors and out.
Survivors include her son, Col. Bob Frisby and wife Martha Montgomery Frisby of Corsicana; granddaughters, Robin Sherman of Show Low, Ariz. and Amy Starling of Midlothian; great-grandchildren, Rachel and Anna Sherman, and Joshua, Alyssa, Abby and Annie Starling; sister, Kyrene Sims of Hubbard; and nephew, Clyde Michael Sims and wife Brenda of Hubbard.
In lieu of flowers or other remembrances, it was Ms. Revis' wish that donations be made to the Historic Hubbard High School, now a museum, library and meeting place.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Rose Lee Erwin
Aug 17, 1920 - Jan 10, 2002

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ROSE LEE, was born August 17, 1920 in Corsicana, Texas and passed away Jan 10, 2002 in Carrollton, Texas.  She is survived by her daughter, Sonja Steele; son, Bobby Keith Londenberg; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ray and wife Faye, Clearance and wife Bettye, Claude and wife Maudie and several nieces and nephews.  Services were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 14, 2002 at Restland Memorial Chapel, Interment was at Restland Memorial Park.

Warren Murphey
July 29, 1923 - Feb 2, 2002

Warren Murphey, 78, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Don Bowen officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Rick Coleman, Matthew Seely, Michael Seely and Steven Seely.
Mr. Murphey was born July 29, 1923 in Corsicana. He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during W.W.II. He owned a concrete construction company and was an antiques dealer and collector.
He is survived by his wife, Billie Murphey and daughter Janet Murphey, both of Corsicana; daughter Sharon Seely and husband Pat of Kingwood; brothers Leland Murphey of Athens and Tom Murphey and wife Peggy of Conroe; grandsons Matthew Seely and wife Virginia of Euless, Michael Seely and wife Eve of Grapevine and Steven Seely of Kingwood; great-grandsons Aaron Seely and Austen Seely, both of Grapevine; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Leonard (Chip) Prather
Oct 13, 1952 - Feb 2, 2002

Leonard (Chip) Prather, 49, of Blooming Grove passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002 at his residence.
Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Leonard "Chip' Prather

Leonard "Chip" Prather, 49, of Blooming Grove passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002 at his residence.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Bill Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Terry Bessent, Roger Hampshire, Nick Nichols and Gordon Griffin.
Mr. Prather was born Oct. 13, 1952 in Dallas.
Survivors include his mother, Betty Lloyd of Blooming Grove; sisters and brothers-in-law, Patti and Roger Hampshire of Navarro Mills, Cheryl Hill of Hurst, Vicki and Terry Bessent of Hurst, and Stephanie and Nick Nichols of Blooming Grove; aunt, Joyce Lloyd of Irving; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.


Hugh P. (Porter) Knox
Nov 18, 1925 - Feb 2, 2002

Hugh P. (Porter) Knox, 76, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be noon Thursday at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church with Elder Vernon Jessie officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Washington, William Davis, Steven Washington, Alex Davis, William Hutchings and R. L. Henley.
Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Mr. Knox was born Nov. 18, 1925 at Hester Grove Community in Navarro County. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He retired from Oil City Iron Works after 40 years.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Velma Knox; daughter and son-in-law Willie Verne and Maurice Haynes of Corsicana; son Rodney Knox of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law Zelmer and Eddie Mae Knox of Dallas; sister-in-law Charlie Mae and Jasper Washington of Dallas; brother Hardy Montgomery of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Funeral Home.


Rufas Stanford Dugan, Sr.
Apr 12, 1917 - Jan 31, 2002

Stanford Dugan Sr.

Stanford Dugan Sr., 84, of Blooming Grove passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002 at his residence.
Services will be 3:30 p.m. today at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Bill Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Tunnell, Greg Tunnell, Philip Tunnell, Alex Dugan, Craig Carpenter and Kenneth Northern.
Mr. Dugan was born April 12, 1917. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Flo Dugan; sisters, Irene Myrick and Faye Northern; and brothers, Carl Dugan and Johnny Dugan.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Keith Tunnell of Barry; son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Sherilyn Dugan of Blooming Grove; grandchildren, Jeff Tunnell, Greg Tunnell, Philip Tunnell, Kristi Tunnell, Alex Dugan and Katie Dugan; five great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Raymon Wayne French
Aug 20, 1913 - Feb 2, 2002

Raymon Wayne French, 88, of Hubbard passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with G.W. French and Bob Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Brushie Prairie Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Shorty French, Sonny Elathers, David Lipscomb, G.C. Younger and Jimmie French.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Brey, Don Kreible, Jim Haynes and Bill Carter.
Mr. French was born Aug. 20, 1913 in Brushie Prairie. He was a Navy veteran of W.W.II. He was married first to Dorothy Jeanette Turner and had one daughter. His second wife was Louise Young Nelson he raised five step-children. He resided in Lubbock for over 40 years.
He is survived by daughter Charlene McCall and son-in-law Bill J. McCall; step-children Marion, Orville, Reese, Patsy and Peggy Nelson; sister Myrtle Whitener; brothers S.T. French, Jackie French and wife Helen and Victor French and wife Dorothy; grandsons Arthur, Michael and Dennis Sakas; great-grandson Michael Wayne Sakas, Jr.; numerous nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Rita (Smith) Hickson
Jan 25, ?? - Jan 31, 2002

Rita Smith Hickson, 88, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. James Jones officiating.
Mrs. Hickson was born Jan. 25, 2002
[<- has to be a typo] to Arch Thomas and Florence McLauchlin Smith. She was a member of La Seroma Club and St. Marks United Methodist Church in Port Arthur. She served as a state judge in garden shows.
She was preceded in death by her husband, A. J. Hickson in 1996.
Survivors include her sisters, Annie Matthews and Joyce Brown, both of Cedar Creek Lake, Marie Ragsdale of Corsicana and Ray Pierce of Fort Worth; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


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