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Elton Marucie Skinner, Jr. Rev.
May 11, 1939 - Jun 14, 1971

Obituary - Corsicana Daily Sun, Tuesday, June 15, 1971
Skinner
Services for the Rev. Elton M. Skinner, Jr., pastor of the First Baptist Church in Betram, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at his church in Betram. Burial will be in Dawson Cemetery under the direction of Clements Funeral Home-Burnet.

Rev. Skinner, 32, died at his home of an apparent heart attack at 8:30 p.m. Monday. He was born in Corsicana in 1939. He was a member of the executive committee of Buret-Llano Baptist Association, a member of the Burnet County Ministerial Alliance, and an active member of the Chamber of Commerce.

Pallbearers will be Marrs Wyatt, C. W. Smith, Weldon Price, Jr., J. R. Adkerson, Rev Bob Alexander and W. C. Lackey.

Survivors include his widow, two daughters, Janet Ruth and Sara Lynelle, Betram; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Skinner, Sr. Corsicana; one brother Stephen Skinner, Dallas; three sisters, Neila Petrick, Dallas, Dallas, Felisa Dawn Grace, Austin and Jan Lenore Skinner, Corsicana, and grand mother, Mrs. J.D. Skinner of Corsicana.

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Rev. Skinner Dies in Bertram; Services Today

Rev. Elton M. Skinner, Jr., 32 of Bertram, a native of Central Texas, died at his hoe Tuesday in Bertram after apparently suffering a heart attack.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. today in the First Baptist Church in Bertram, Rev. Reginal King of Austin officiating.  Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Dawson Cemetery in Dawson.

Rev. Skinner was born in Corsicana May 11, 1939.  He was a member of the Burnet County Ministerial Alliance and the Bertram Chamber of Commerce.  At the time of his death, he was pastor of the First Baptist Church in Bertram.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Deanna Skinner; two daughters, Janet Ruth Skinner and Sarah Lynell Skinner, both of Bertram; three sisters, Mrs Neila Petrick of Dallas, Mrs. Filisa Dawn Grace of Austin and Miss Jan Lenore Skinner of Corsicana; one brother, Stephen Skinner of Dallas; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elton Skinner, Sr. of Corsicana; and his grandmother, Mrs. L. D. Skinner of Corsicana.

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Elton Maurice Skinner, Sr.
Jan 9, 1918 - Aug 28, 1977

Obituary - Corsicana Daily Sun
Elton Skinner
Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel for Elton M. Skinner, 59, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. Rev. V.B. Odom officiated and burial was in Dawson Cemetery. He was a native of Purdon, and had lived in Navarro County all his life. He was a rancher and superintendent of the laundry at Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Missionary Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his widow, Mrs Elton M. Skinner of Corsicana; a son, Stephen D. Skinner of Corsicana; three daughters, Felisha Grace of Corsicana, Neila Patrick and Jan Hublein, both of Dallas; and four grandchildren. Pallbearers will be members of Dawson Masonic Lodge No. 155. Honorary pallbearers will be Howe French, Frank Felz, Willis Plemons, Gene Barron, Robert Bittner, G.W. Dickson, D.R. Wallace and Roy Miller.

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Johnny L. "Grant' Lake
Dec 20, 1920 - Feb 4, 2002

Johnny L. "Grant" Lake, 81, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dale Leggett officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Hank Bailey, Don Barron, Les Cotten Sr., Richie Holloway, Tommy Nichols and John Paul Ross.

Mr. Lake was born Dec. 20, 1920 in Corbet. He was a charter member of Community Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army 90th Division during World War II in Europe.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Katie Lake; grandson, Cary Brown; four brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Bobbie Lake of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Bill Brown of Corsicana and Kathryn and Thomas Pipes of Pasadena; son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Devonna Lake of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas Rudolph and Gladys Lake of Corsicana; granddaughters, Karla Curry of Conroe, Emily McKay of La Porte and Paula Pipes of Pasadena; grandsons, Colton Lake of Corsicana and Justin Lake of Huntsville; four great-granddaughters, one great-great-granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dorothy (Barnes) Nelson
Dec 16, 1922 - Feb 3, 2002

Dorothy Barnes Nelson, 79, of Tyler passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002 in a Longview care center.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Lakeview Funeral Home, 5000 W. Harrison Road, Longview.

Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel with Brad Sheffield officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Brown, Carl Bruce, Allan Collins, Tye Allen, Joshua Brown and Dylan Bruce.

Mrs. Nelson was born Dec. 16, 1922 in Rural Shade to the late John M. and Mae Martin Barnes. She grew up in Corsicana. She was a former longtime resident of Longview where she was a member of First United Methodist Church. She worked as a seamstress, and enjoyed playing the organ, gardening, going to the beach, and playing with her grandchildren. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and friend, and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A.W. Nelson in 1998.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Brad Sheffield of Tyler and Linda and David Brown of Corsicana; grandchildren, Lisa Collins of Kilgore, Amy Bruce of Corsicana, Deanna Allen of Kilgore, Beth Hartman of Keyser, W.V. and Joshua Brown of Corsicana; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of East Texas.

Arrangements by Lakeview Funeral Home of Longview.


Ruby F. (Haley) Graves
Mar 18, 1918 - Jan 26, 2002

GRAVES RUBY F. HALEY was born March 18, 1918 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas. She died January 26, 2002 at St. Paul Medical Center. Ms. Graves and her husband Ross, owned and operated a number of businesses. She also taught at St. Anthony Catholic School. She is survived by daughters: Shirley Martin Driver, Henderson, Nevada, Michele Graves, Dallas, Phi Graves, Los Angeles and grandchildren Melbia and J. Ross Graves, Los Angeles, California. Rosary: Friday, February 1, 2002, 7:00 pm, St. Anthony Catholic Church. Mass: Saturday, February 2, 2002, 11:00 am, St. Anthony Catholic Church, Myrtle St. at Romine Ave., Dallas, Texas. Black and Clark Funeral Home 2517 E. Illinois Dallas 214-376-8297 www.legacy.com


Mary Lou (Medford) Humphries
Sep 11, 1908 - Jan 28, 2002

HUMPHRIES MARY LOU, went to be with the Lord on January 28, 2002. She was born on September 11, 1908 in Corsicana, TX to H.F. & Clara (Roberts) Medford. After high school in Corsicana, she married Robert Loyd Humphries on February 4, 1927, and they moved to Dallas. She was a charter member of Lake Highlands Church of Christ. She is survived by her son, Robert, and daughter-in-law, Marye of Mt. Enterprise, TX; two grandsons, Kyle R. Humphries & Kirk R. Humphries, and their mother, Jackie Humphries Woolley, all of Austin; two sisters, Nina Mae Johnson of Houston and Zelma Lee Johnston of Vista, CA. Graveside services and interment will be at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 in the Garden of The Gospel at Restland Memorial Park. Restland Funeral Home Cemetery Crematory Mausoleum Rembrandt Florist 9220 Restland Rd. Dallas 972-238-7111


Edwin Willis Hooper
May 4, 1934 – Jul 15, 2001

ENNIS – Cremation for Edwin Willis Hooper, 67 of Ennis, was done at Whispering Pines Cremation Service in Edgewood.

Born May 4, 1934 in Corsicana, the son of Willis and Lois Beaird Hooper, he passed away July 15, 2001 at Ennis Regional Hospital.

Preceded in death by his parents; he is survived by his wife Juanita Hooper of Bristol; sons Mark Hooper of Houston and Randy Hooper of Waxahachie; daughter Diana Holy of Ennis; sister Melba Reeves of Palestine and six grandchildren.

Arrangements were under the direction of Green Funeral Home in Ferris.


James Santos
Feb 2, 1924 – Apr 18, 2001

ENNIS – Funeral services for James Santos, 77 of Ennis, were held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2001 in St. John Catholic Church with Rev. Fred Caldwell as celebrant.

Born on Feb. 2, 1924 in Rice, the son of Antonio and Christina Esquivel Santos, he passed away April 18, 2001 at the Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. 

He is survived by his  wife Octavia of Ennis; two sons Richard Santos of Ennis and James Santos Jr. of Garland; daughter Rachel Presnell of Garland; four step-children Jimmy Pinales, Olga Bridgewater, Delores Flores and Olivia Jones; three brothers John Santos, Charlie Santos and Johnny Santos all of Ennis; three sisters Anastasia Correa, Timothea Martinez and Christina Sanchez all of Ennis; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Gilbert Santos, Anthony Santos, Lloyd Santos and Albert Martinez. Honorary pallbearer was Jeffrey Santos.

Interment followed in St. Josephs Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary


Elvira (Zapata) Ross
Jan 25, 1941 – Feb 23, 2001

 ENNIS – Graveside services for Elvira Ross, 60, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001 in St. Josephs Cemetery with Deacon Dean Darnall officiating.

Born on Jan. 25, 1941 in Robstown, the daughter of Senon and Louise Herrera Zapata, she passed away Feb. 23, 2001 at the Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

Preceded in death by a daughter Mary Jane Lugo and husband James Ross; she is survived by seven sons Michael Ross, James Ross Jr., Ricky Ross and Mario Ross all of Ennis, Joe Ross of Rice, Carlos Ross of Lincoln, Neb. and John Ross of Lubbock; six daughters Josephine Ovalle, Rosa Morales, Lauri Ann Ross and Susie Reyes all of Ennis, Pauline Deopere of Wichita Falls and Angie Derringer of Dallas; 41 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Alex DeLuna, Nicholas Reyes, Radames Ross, Orlando Ovalle, Martin Ovalle and Steven Caballero.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of J. E. Keever Mortuary in Ennis.


Kenneth Ray Nutt
Mar 4, 1936 – Mar 7, 2001

 WAXAHACHIE – Funeral services for Kenneth Ray Nutt, 65, were held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2001 at the Waxahachie Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Campbell officiating.

Born on March 4, 1936 in Corsicana, the son of Noah and Gladys (Lusk) Nutt, he passed away March 7, 2001 at Ellis County Baylor Medical Center.

He is survived by four sons Jimmy L. Nutt, Kenneth R. Nutt, Andy R. Nutt and Julian Milner; six daughters Kendra Sadler, Brenda Prather, Frances Cummings, Linda Lamb, Patsy Baugher and Vannessa Weatherford; brother Wilbert Nutt; sisters Betty Jordan, Christine Wilson, Linda Jordan, Peggy Bailey and Barbara Mabry; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Andy Nutt, Jimmy Nutt, Kenny Nutt, Julian Milner, John Prather Jr. and Terry Sadler.

Interment followed in the Red Oak Cemetery under the direction of Waxahachie Funeral Home.


Calvin Wayne Barnes
May 20, 1937 – Feb 19, 2001

PARIS – Funeral services for Calvin Wayne Barnes, 63 of Paris, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2001 in the chapel of Boze-Mitchell Funeral Home.

Born on May 20, 1937 in Frost, the son of Shelby and Mary Rawlins Barnes, he passed away Feb. 19, 2001 at the Christus St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paris.

Preceded in death by his parents, and brother Donal Ray Barnes; he is survived by his wife Joanne Barnes of Paris; two daughters Tina Storti of Lake Dallas and Kristi England of Cedar Hill; son Bryan Barnes of Independence, Ky.; three brothers Jerry, Gene and Max Barnes and nine grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Boze-Mitchell Funeral Home in Waxahachie.


Barbara Joan (Hopkins) Young
May 19, 1938 – Feb 13, 2001

WAXAHACHIE – Funeral services for Barbara Joan Young, of Waxahachie, were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 15, 2001 in the Waxahachie Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Nelson Coffman officiating.

Born on May 19, 1938 in Navarro County, the daughter of James and Thelma Hopkins, she passed away Feb. 13, 2001 at the Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

She is survived by her husband Kenneth Young of Waxahachie; son Todd Helm of Waxahachie; daughters Kim Wafer and husband Cecil of Waxahachie and Lisa Guthrie and husband Rodney of Italy; brothers Jimmy Hopkins, Robert Hopkins and Fred Hopkins all of Waxahachie; sisters Faye Helton of Mesquite and Lee Lucas of Bryan; grandchildren Derek Wafer and wife Jacquelyn of Mesquite, Britni Wafer of Waxahachie and Justin Guthrie of Italy; and one great-grandchild Ryanna Michelle Wafer of Mesquite.

Pallbearers were Barney Bearden, John Burnette, Douglas Clinkscales, and Jim Devore. Honorary pallbearers were Roger Galie, Neman Helm and Ralph Hayes.

Interment followed in the Waxahachie City Cemetery under the direction of Waxahachie Funeral Home.


Gregory F. Bell

Obituary moved to Gregory F. Bell Biography Page


Gordon Elliott Winfield 
Nov 13 1922 - Jan 10, 2002

Funeral services for Gordon Elliott Winfield, 79, of Georgetown and formerly of Granbury, were held Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at The Gabriels Chapel in Georgetown. Services were officiated by Pastor John Selle of Faith Lutheran Church, Georgetown. Graveside funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. Winfield died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, in Georgetown. He was born Nov. 13, 1922, in Clifton, to Oscar and Marguerite Bradstreet Winfield.

He attended Clifton High School, and joined with his classmates to celebrate their 60th class reunion on May 5, 2000. He attended Clifton Junior College from 1940 to 1942, graduating on May 29, 1942. After graduation, he joined the Naval Air Corps, serving as an active pilot during World War II. Winfield married Melba Page in Dallas on June 5, 1949. He spent his lifetime as a pilot, flying for 40 years for Braniff Airways.

He was a member of the Methodist Church throughout his life, and attended The Worship Place in Sun City. He is survived by his wife, Melba Winfield of Georgetown; son Gordon Page and wife Cathryn Winfield of San Antonio; daughter Janis and husband Robert Parks of Liberty Hill; grandchildren Clinton Parks of Brownwood, and Molly Parks of Syracuse, N.Y.; great-grandchildren Karen Parks and Travis Parks of Brownwood; a brother, the Rev. Don Winfield of Dallas; sisters Marguerite Baldwin of Clifton, and Monette Johnson of Hurst; numerous nieces and nephews; plus many dear friends in the Clifton and Lake Granbury areas.

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WINFIELD - 01/12/2002Gordon Elliott Winfield, age 79, of Georgetown, formerly of Granbury, TX, died Thursday, January 10, 2002 in Georgetown. He was born November 13, 1922 in Clifton, TX to Oscar Winfield and Marguerite Bradstreet Winfield. On June 5, 1949, he married Melba Page in Dallas, TX. Mr. Winfield served his country in the U.S. Navy, during World War II and was a pilot with Braniff Airways for 40 years before his retirement. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist church and recently was attending Services at The Worship Place in Sun City Texas. He leaves his wife, Melba Winfield of Georgetown; son, Gordon Page Winfield and wife Cathryn of San Antonio; daughter, Janis Winfield Parks and husband Robert of Liberty Hill; grandchildren, Clinton Parks of Brownwood, Molly Parks of Syracuse, NY; great-grandchildren, Karen Parks, Travis Parks of Brownwood; brother, Rev. Don R. Winfield of Dallas; sisters, Marguerite Baldwin of Clifton, TX, Monette Johnson of Hurst, TX; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday, January 12, 2002 from 6:00 P.M. til 8:00 P.M. at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel. Services are 3:30 P.M., Sunday, January 13, 2002 at The Gabriels Chapel with Pastor John Selle of Faith Lutheran Church officiating. Graveside Services will be 1:00 P.M., Monday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, TX. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Scottish Rite Hospital, Attn: Business Office, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, TX 75219. Arrangements with THE GABRIELS FUNERAL CHAPEL Georgetown, TX 78627 (512) 869-8888

Alma (Smalling) DeRoche
Jul 25, 1917 - Feb 4, 2002

Alma S. DeRoche, 84, of Bridgeport passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2002 in Bridgeport.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Hawkins Funeral Chapel, 1212 Stevens St., Bridgeport. Interment will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating.

Mrs. DeRoche was born July 25, 1917 in Corsicana. She was a longtime Bridgeport resident and a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Bridgeport.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert DeRoche in 1990; parents, Earl and Cora Smalling; sister and brother-in-law, Enola and William Evans; and brother-in-law, Willie Lewis.

Survivors include her sons, William David Love and wife Lucy and Richard Earl Love and wife Elizabeth; sister, Evelyn Grayson; four grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Hawkins Funeral Home of Bridgeport.


Minor James Melton
Apr 3, 1924 - Feb 4, 2002

Minor James Melton, 77, of Cedar Hill passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2002 at Ennis Regional Medical Center.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Paschal Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Paschal Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bill Bacon officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Melvin Davis, Bret Tucker, Jimmy Rogers, Anthony Crocker, Waymon Crocker and Billy Jack Crocker.

Mr. Melton was born April 3, 1924 in Henderson County. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Janie Melton of Cedar Hill; daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Henk Veen of Rotterdam, Holland, and Linda and Melvin Davis of Cedar Hill; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Jean Melton of Grand Prairie; sons, Gene Melton and Michael Melton, both of Arlington; brothers, C. W. Melton of Irving and Cliff Melton of Mesquite; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.


Opal (Cook) Wells
Dec 18, 1912 - Feb 5, 2002

Opal Cook Wells, 89, of Dallas passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002 in Dallas.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. George Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Wells was born Dec. 18, 1912 in Marlow, Okla. She was a member of First Baptist Church, the Gleaners Sunday School Class and the Kinslow House.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Wells, and her sister, Jean Grubbs.

Mrs. Wells is survived by her daughter, Jacquelyn Wells of Dallas; son Larry Wells and wife Artie Sue; step-son Howard Jack Wells, Jr.; brother Harry Cook, Jr. and wife Lee; sister Velda Mainarich and husband Walter of Houston; grandson Cory Wells of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; granddaughter Wendy Lyn Wells of Dallas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Leighton Brooks Dawson 
Oct 21, 1910 - Feb 6, 2002

Leighton Brooks Dawson, 91, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002 in Ohio. He was born Oct. 21, 1910 in Hillsboro.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

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By RAYMOND LINEX II/Daily Sun Staff

Navarro College lost a long-time, very dear friend Wednesday.

Leighton B. Dawson, for whom Navarro's auditorium is named, passed away at his daughter's home in Cincinnati. A local attorney and 41-year member of the Navarro board of trustees, Dawson was instrumental in the college's growth and a central figure in the establishment of the Caston Scholarship fund.

He was 91. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church.

"He was a great fellow, great for Navarro County and great for Navarro College. He was great with anything he worked with," said Homer G. Wasson, current board president. A 24-year board member, Wasson served about the last eight years of Dawson's tenure, one that began in the spring of 1947.

Navarro College opened its doors in the fall of 1946.

"He was the chairman of the board during the growing years, when the building of this campus was taking place through the 60s," said local historian Dr. Tommy Stringer, dean of arts, sciences and humanities and history instructor at Navarro. "He was totally dedicated and devoted to this college."

Dawson was born in 1910 in Hillsboro. After graduating from Baylor University and Baylor Law School, Dawson worked in Dallas before joining the local law firm of Davis, Jester and Tyson. Later, brother Matt Dawson joined him, and the office soon became Tyson, Dawson and Dawson.

Today, the firm is Dawson and Sodd, with Glenn Sodd serving as president, but with Matt still visiting the office two to three times a week, Sodd said. Both brothers served as Sodd's mentors, and Leighton's name placard still hangs outside the office on Main Street.

"I started working for Leighton in 1972 and he was one of the most upbeat, generous, kind and loving men I have ever met in my life," Sodd said. "It's hard to describe how good it was working for him."

Sodd said Dawson instilled in him the fact that people were the critical part of their business. He enjoyed his family, was an incredible law researcher, loved photography and astronomy and was an avid duck hunter, Sodd said. Dawson even constructed a small observatory on his ranch west of town, Sodd said.

"He taught me how to duck hunt," Sodd said. "... (And) he figured out how to hook his camera up to his telescope. He took pictures of the moon and would bring them up to the office. He was proud of them."

In 1977, after renovation of the college's auditorium, then-president Kenneth Walker presented the board with the idea to re-name it after Dawson, Wasson said. In 1983, he spearheaded the creation of the M.C. Caston Scholarship fund, a scholarship awarded to some 77 students every year. The scholarship is currently funded by the Navarro County Educational Foundation.

"The Caston scholarship has really helped students throughout the years, many of which probably wouldn't have been able to go to college," Navarro Executive Vice President Dr. Lary Reed said. "For many years, he even managed it.

"Mr. Dawson was a true friend of Navarro College, and I felt like he was a personal friend also. He was a wonderful gentleman and a wonderful educator."

Dawson's love for astronomy led him to work with the college on establishing The Cook Arts, Science and Technology Center planetarium. The observatory at the Cook Center is aptly named the Leighton B. Dawson Observatory.

"He was a moving force in bringing this campus to all that it represents today," Navarro President Dr. Richard Sanchez said.

Dawson also held a seat on the Baylor board of trustees for six years and served the community in a number of other ways.

"He was one of life's really special people, a guy that people say, "I knew him well, and I'm better for it,' " Sodd said.

Raymond Linex II may be contacted via e-mail at rlinex@corsicanadailysun.com

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Leighton B. Dawson

Leighton B. Dawson, 91, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002 at his daughter's home in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Sodd, James Cerf, David Ralston Sr., Oliver Albritton, Clay Beard and Dr. James Price.

Mr. Dawson was born Oct. 21, 1910 in Hillsboro to Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Dawson. Mr. Dawson's father was an eminent Baptist minister who served for 31 years as pastor of First Baptist Church in Waco, and later, in retirement was a resident of Corsicana.

Mr. Dawson was a graduate of Baylor University and went on to complete a doctor of jurisprudence granted by Baylor Law School in 1933. Upon graduation from law school, he went to work for the Texas branch of Prudential Insurance Company in Dallas. On Oct. 10, 1935 he married Lillian Reilly of San Antonio. Together they enjoyed 50 wonderful years of marriage with three children until her death in 1990.

In 1943, Mr. Dawson left Prudential to join the law firm of Davis, Jester and Tyson. Later his brother, Matt Dawson, joined him to set up the firm of Tyson, Dawson and Dawson. It was during this time that Leighton Dawson became very active in local affairs.

His keen interest in Navarro Junior College led to a presidency of the board of trustees that lasted 41 years. For many years, Mr. Dawson dreamed of a scholarship fund that would serve students in Navarro County, the M.C. Caston Scholarship fund. The Navarro College board of trustees voted to rename the college auditorium building the Leighton Dawson Auditorium in 1977.

In 1997, Mr. Dawson worked with Navarro College to establish The Cook Arts, Science and Technology Center planetarium and the adjoining Leighton B. Dawson observatory. An advanced amateur astronomer, Mr. Dawson immediately saw the potential of a science center as a way to excite youth about the discovery process of science and to provide an exciting pathway to learning. He was instrumental in providing foundation funding for the observatory and personally donated the computer controlled 14-inch telescope that provides view of the heavens to the planetarium theater.

He was active in First Baptist Church of Corsicana serving as chairman of its board of deacons and also as Sunday school teacher for several decades. He was also active in many civic affairs and served as president of the Lions Club. He also served on the Baylor University board of trustees for six years.

In 1992, Mr. Dawson married the former Elise Langford of Henderson, who died in November 2001.

Mr. Dawson was loved by everyone he met. His enthusiasm for life was inspirational and his concerns for others was evidenced by the way he lived his life.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Dawson; sister, Alice Cheavens; and grandson, David Dawson.

Survivors include his children, Jerome Dawson of Santa Fe, N.M.; Martha Newfield of Cincinnati, Ohio and Sarah Dixon of Jackson, Calif.; brother, Matt Dawson of Waco; sister, Donna VanHoove of San Angelo; grandchildren, Debbie Welke, Cynthia Shryock, Lisa Dawson, Carolyn Gutierrez, Amada Orlich, Lydia Perry, Claire Goveia, Rebecca Dixon, and Ashley Dixon; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made to the Leighton Dawson Memorial Fund at First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Clara Mae (Hines) Beasley
Mar 24, 1919 - Feb 6, 2002

Clara Mae Beasley, 82, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002 in Corsicana.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Clara Mae Hines Beasley

Clara Mae Hines Beasley, 82, of Corsicana was called home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Beasley was born March 24, 1919 to Oliver G. and Isabell Hines. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, J. T. Beasley.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Thomas Darby of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Carlton and Barbara Beasley of Cleburne, Jerry and Jane Beasley and Buddy and Ande Beasley, all of Corsicana; grandchildren, David Beasley, Wade Beasley, Scott Beasley, Jerry Allen Beasley Jr., Chris Beasley, Andra Beasley, Shannon Beasley, Tommy Earl and Jacob Darby; and brother-in-law, Robert Beasley of Seagoville.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana


Bobbye Gayle (Williams) Watson
Jun 30, 1937 - Feb 5, 2002

Bobbye Gayle Williams Watson, 64, of West passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002 in a Waco hospital.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Isidore Rozycki officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Mrs. Watson was born June 30, 1937. She had been a resident of West for the past five years and was a former longtime resident of Penelope. She and her husband C.D. had farmed in the Penelope area for many years. She was a member of St. Martin's Catholic Church at Tours.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C.D. Watson on March 15, 1994.

Survivors include her sons, Michael Watson and wife Joan and David Watson and wife Cheryl, all of Penelope; Donna Beseda Snokhous and husband Doug of West and Julia Carter and husband Eldon of McKinney; 13 grandchildren and four step grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Betty Elaine (Averitt) McNeill
Jun 4, 1915 - Feb 6, 2002

Betty Elaine McNeill, 86, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Harold Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mrs. McNeill was born June 4, 1915 in Corsicana to Jesse W. Averitt and Mary C. Adamson Averitt. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Gerry McNeill of Rockwall; daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Harold Scott of Corsicana; grandchildren, Bill Scott and Michelle McNeill Page, both of Carrollton, Alan Scott and wife Loree of Ennis; great-grandchildren, Robert Scott, Ricky Scott and Katelyn Scott, all of Ennis, and Devin Page of Carrollton; and sister, Kathryn Redden of Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to your favorite charity or church.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


James Fredrick "Big Nealy' Nealy
Jan 27, 1939 - Feb 6, 2002

James Fredrick "Big Nealy" Nealy, 63, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake services will be 7 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Second Mission Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry L. Polk officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be C. W. Ward, Joe Willie Nolan, Harold Jackson, Cager Ward Jr., Larry Ballard, Steven Radford, Chris Kelley and Clifford Strain.

Mr. Nealy was born Jan. 27, 1939 in Buffalo. He was a drummer and played in several bands.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Nealy Jr. and Jettie B. Nealy.

Survivors include his wife, Dora Allen Nealy of Corsicana; son, James F. Nealy Jr. of Dallas; daughters, Barbara Walker and Michelle Brackens, both of Corsicana; goddaughter, Jennifer Wesley of Corsicana; uncles, Richard Carroll of California, Edward Carroll of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Augustus Carroll of San Francisco, Calif.; grandchildren, Maurice L. Walker Jr., Michael L. Andrews Jr., Mikah L. Andrews, Zedekiah Nealy, Zekeeyia Nealy and James F. Nealy III; four godchildren and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Muriel Farris
Oct 8, 1913 - Dec 13, 2001

FARRIS, MURIEL, born Oct 8, 1913 in Navarro County, passed away Dec 13, 2001 in Dallas.  She was a life long member of Lakeside Baptist Church and served as secretary of Dorcas Sunday School Class.  Preceded in death by husband of 55 years, Lee Farris.  Survived by  daughter: Beverly Littlefield and husband, Frank of Sulphur Springs, Tx; son Randy Lee Farris and wife, Connie of Plano, TX.; grandchildren: Sharon Barrett and husband, Bob of Josephine, Tx., Michael Littlefield, Jennifer Littlefield, Julie Littlefield.  Courtney Farris & Jason Farris; great-grandchild; Alyssa Litttlefield.  Also survived by sister; Colleen Cummings and husband, Bill of Dallas and several nieces & nephews.  The family will receive friends Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. at Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home.  Funeral services: 3:00 P.M. Saturday. Dec. 15, 2001, at Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home, Dr. James I. McGlothlin, officiating.  Interment will follow at Grove Hill Memorial Park, If desired, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Lakeside Baptist Church.


Paula Elizabeth Bryant
May 21, 1935 - Jan 25, 2002

BRYANT
PAULA ELIZABETH, born May 21, 1935 in Kerens, Tx. and passed away January 25, 2002.  Paula is survived by her husband Edd D. Bryant, Balch Springs, Tx., daughter Deneise Lemmon, Rockwall, Tx. sons, David Bryant, Dallas, Tx., Denny  Bryant, Wills Point, Tx., Douglas Bryant, Balch Springs, Tx., brother Jack Latimer, Sundance, WY, sisters Faye Cofield, Lamar, MO, Pat Forbess, Forney, Tx. brother-in-law Eino Koski Pisgah Forest, NC, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Paula was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.  Services will be Monday, January 28, 2002 at 3:00 P.M. in the Roselawn Chapel with interment to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends Sunday 6 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.


Bernice Faucett (Langston) Tipton
Aug 1, 1910 - Dec 21, 2001

TIPTON
BERNICE FAUCETT, 91, passed away Friday, December 21, 2001 in Corsicana, Texas.  She was born in Blooming Grove, Texas August 1, 1910 to Oscar Wiley and Nannie Maude Alexander Langston.  Bernice graduated from Forest High School in Dallas.  She was married to Ralph A. Tipton, now deceased, for many years.  In addition, she was a member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church.  Bernice was a very special person and was loved by her family.  Survivrrs:  Her son George Faucett and wife Ruby; three grandsons, and several greatt grandchildren.  Pallbearers will be: Ed Eliason,k Dan Goodwin, Burch Lovely, and Harold Graham.  Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 26, 2001 in St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 7900 W. Lovers lane, Dallas.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.


Bernard Booth Tarkington
Dec 11, 1914 -Jan 21, 1945

Bazette Funeral Held For First Lieutenant

BAZETTE, Texas, Aug. 12. - Funeral services for First Lt. Booth Tarkington, 30, killed in action in Germany, Jan. 21, 1945, were held at
the Bazette Baptist Church Thursday afternoon. Burial was in the Prairie Point Cemetery. with a military service.

Graduate of Kerens High School, Lieutenant Tarkington entered the armed forces with the Kerens Texas National Guard (36th Division) in November, 1940. He was a member of the Bazette Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Frances Tarkington, Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Tarkington, Kerens; three brothers, I.C. Tarkington and Tom Tarkington, both of Kerens, and Earl Tarkington, Kemp; five sisters, Mrs. Beulah Crutchfield and Miss Hazel Tarkington, both of Kemp; Mrs. Paulin erguson [sic], Mrs. Lorene Hopkins and Mrs. Madeline Vernon, all
of Kerens.

Aug 13, 1948

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Booth Tarkington

Reburial Services for Lt. Tarkington

Reburial services for 1st Lt. Booth Tarkington were held at 3:30 p.m. August 12, 1948 from the Bazette Baptist Church.  Rev. Jared Cartlidge, pastor of First Baptist Church of Corsicana, conducted the service, assisted by Rev. John Boyd, pastor of the Bazette Baptist Church (of which Booth was a member). 

Lt. Harold L. Chapman of Camp Hood escorted the body from Fort Worth to Kerens.

Lt. Tarkington was born December 11, 1914 at Bazette.  He graduated from Kerens High School in 1932.  He entered the service with the 36th Division in 1940.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Frances Tarkington, Dallas; [Parents] Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Tarkington, Kerens; three brothers, Tom and I. C., Kerens; Earl, Kemp; five sisters, Mrs. Preston Hopkins, Mrs. Steve Vernon and Mrs. Preston Ferguson, Kerens; and Mrs. Eugene Crutchfield and Miss Hazel Tarkington, Kempner, Texas.

Interment was made in the Prairie Point Cemetery with Btry. C. 133 Field Artillery Bn.  National Guard in charge of the service at the grave.  Stockton's Directed.

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Billy B. Strength
Feb 26, 1929 - Jul 24, 2000

Billy B. Strength passed away at Renfro Healthcare Center early Monday morning.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Wayne Boze Funeral Home. The Celebration of Life will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2000 with Brother Jack McDaniel and Brother David Gradberg officiating. Interment will follow at the Frost Cemetery


Samuel Eugene Garrett
Jun 18, 1918 - Feb 7, 2002

Samuel E. Garrett, 83, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002 at Kingsland Care Center in Kingsland.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Kerens City Cemetery.

Mr. Garrett was born June 18, 1918 to Lacy and Brownie Garrett. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1940, served in the Navy and was retired from the Texas Highway Department.

He was preceded in death by his son, Samuel E. Garrett Jr.; and one brother.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Alice; daughter, Linda; grandsons, Brandon Daugherty and wife Suzy of Evansville, Ind. and Jeremy Daugherty of Spicewood.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Samuel E. Garrett Jr. Memorial Scholarship at Texas A&M University, 505 George Bush Drive, College Station, Texas 77840.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.

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Samuel E. Garrett

Samuel E. Garrett Samuel E. Garrett died February 4, 2002 [Feb 7], at the Kingsland Care Center in Kingsland, Texas, at the age of 83. He was born in Kerens, Texas, on June 18, 1918, to Lacy and Brownie Garrett. His parents, one brother and his son, Samuel E. Garret Jr., preceded him in death. Sam is survived by his wife of 56 years, Alice; one daughter, Linda; and two grandsons, Brandon Daugherty and wife, Suzy of Evansville, Indiana and Jeremy Daugherty of Spicewood. Sam graduated from Texas A&M in 1940, served in the Navy and was retired from the Texas Highway Department. Graveside services will be Monday, February 11, 2002, at the Kerens City Cemetery under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home. The family requests that memorials be made to the Samuel E. Garrett Jr. Memorial Scholarship at Texas A&M University, 505 George Bush Dr., College Station, Texas 77840. - Austin Statesman (02/09/20 02)

Notes:

  • Note the two different dates of death in the obituaries
  • Message:  Just wanted to let you know that my grandfather, Samuel E. Garrett, passed away February 7, 2002, not Feb 4th as mentioned in the second portion of his
    obituary. Thank you for making the correction.  > brandon

Shirley Ann (Norwood) Jackson
Aug 25, 1935 - Feb 9, 2002

Shirley Ann Jackson, 66, of Mexia passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002 at Parkview Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Prairie Grove Cemetery. [note]

Mrs. Jackson was born Aug. 25, 1935 in Navarro County. She retired from National Bank of Waco as vice president of operations.

She is survived by her husband, James H. Jackson of Mexia; sons Randy Lynn Jackson of Austin and Dean Allan Jackson of San Angelo; brothers Clayton Norwood of Corsicana, Noel Norwood of Clyde and Lyndon Norwood of Dallas; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Porter Funeral Home

Notes:

  • Shirley Ann (Norwood) Jackson (I called her sister-in-law Mrs. Clayton Norwood and she said Shirley is buried about 7 miles south of Mexia on the way to Dew-her parents are Euell E. and Marion Norwood and are buried at Hamilton-Beamon in Corsicana –she said she thought the name of the cemetery might also be named Prairie Grove-but anyway it is not this cemetery [Prairie Grove Cemetery at Emmett]

Ethel Mae (Stinne) Collins
May 20, 1924 - Feb 8, 2002

Mae Collins

Mae Collins, 77, of Blooming Grove passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2002 in Dallas.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Ms. Collins was born May 20, 1924.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

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Ethel Mae Stinne Collins

Ethel Mae Stinne Collins, 77, of Blooming Grove passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2002 in Dallas.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mark Wood, Dean Anglemeyer and Ron McMurray.

Mrs. Collins was born May 20, 1924 in Jacksonville, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Leslie Stinne, Jr. and Orville Stinne, grandson Craig Poteet Rassmussen and granddaughter Rhonda Poteet Rassmusssen Wood.

Mrs. Collins is survived by her husband, F.M. Collins of Blooming Grove; sons Anthony Lockaby and wide Betty of Dallas and Orville Lockaby and wife Cindy of Poetry, Texas; daughter Linda Anglemeyer and husband Dean of Kingman, Ind; grandchildren Anthony Wayne Lockaby, Jason Lockaby, Matt Lockaby, Tamara Lockaby Burgess, Tonya Lockaby Kelly, Delisa Huffman Sparks, Linda (Sissy) Cross, Craig (Bubba) Hogesten, Jason Brown and Billy Whitlow; and sisters Doris Griffith and husband Chester of Georgetown.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.


Tom S. Lassiter
Sep 26, 1914 - Feb 7, 2002

Tom S. Lassiter, 87, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Resthaven Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Harold Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Lassiter was born Sept. 26, 1914 in Palestine.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clellie Lassiter; parents, Jeff and Angie Evans Lassiter; three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include his brother, Delbert Lassiter of Victoria; nephews, Sam Hillhouse of Taylor, Ark., Bill Lassiter of Corsicana, David Lassiter of Kerens, Jesse Lassiter of Carrollton, Louis Lassiter of San Antonio, Sammy Lassiter of Tyler and Steve Lassiter of Victoria; nieces, Rosemary Hester of Chatfield, Jayne Lassiter and Evelyn Willmon, both of Victoria; sisters-in-law, Mary Hillhouse of Corsicana and Lorene Lassiter of Kerens; and special friend, Billie Sue Bogle of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Eula Mae (Boyd) Frazier
Aug 20, 1928 - Feb 10, 2002

Eula Mae Frazier, 73, of Frost passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

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

Mrs. Frazier was born Aug. 20, 1928 in Kaufman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Hubert Frazier, son Danny Frazier and brothers Ralph T. Boyd and Hubert Lee Boyd.

Mrs. Frazier is survived by sons Danny Frazier of Kingman, Ariz., Roger Frazier of Tennessee Colony and Bobby Frazier and wife Renee of Frost; sisters Linda McWhorter and husband Roy of Greenville, Margaret Lawhon and husband Floyd of Dallas and Mary Epps and husband Lee of Balch Springs; brothers Robert Boyd of Dallas and Billy Boyd of Caney City; sister Norma Garza of Athens; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.


Charles Edwin "Bubba" Mulkey
Dec 9, 1942 - Feb 9, 2002

Charles Edwin (Bubba) Mulkey, 59, of Kerens passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Wade Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clay Strawn, Rev. Tom Foster and Rev. Michael Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Mr. Mulkey was born Dec. 9, 1942 in Dallas. He lived in Kerens the past five years and prior to that lived in Arlington and Grand Prairie. He retired from Matthews International in Dallas, where he worked as a photo engraver for 13 years. He loved garage sales, gardening and the Discovery Channel. He was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Hubbard.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother James Arlin Mulkey.

Mr. Mulkey is survived by his wife, Sarah Dool Mulkey of Kerens; daughters Elizabeth Joanne Mulkey Bodette of Kerens and Janice Estelle Mulkey Scott of Augusta, Maine; brothers Willie Eugene Mulkey of Kennedale, Wilburn Floyd Mulkey of Hubbard, William Austin Mulkey of Kerens and Sidney Loyd Mulkey of Grandbury; sisters Reba Lounell Merryman of Talihina, Okla. and Linda Jean Mulkey of Hubbard; five grandchildren Kala, Micah and Charles Hill, Travis Scott Bodette and Jordan Scott; lifelong friends Larry and Sharon Hudson of Burleson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.


Estelle (Wells) Sprayberry
Feb 17, 1916 - Feb 8, 2002

Estelle Wells Sprayberry, 85, of Odessa passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2002 at her residence.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dawson Cemetery with Rev. Sain officiating.

Mrs. Sprayberry was born Feb. 17, 1916 in Dawson. She worked as a P.B.X. operator for Medical Center Hospital for 32 years. She married LeRoy Sprayberry May 10, 1962 in Monahans. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, LeRoy Sprayberry of Odessa; step-son Charles Edward Sprayberry of Midland; step-daughters Lynne Anderson of Midland and Pamela Houghton of Scottsdale, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home of Odessa.


Daniel "Butch' German
Jan 25, 1946 - Feb 10, 2002

Daniel "Butch" German, 55, of Frost passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Moore, Glenn Bratcher, Ronny Martin, Lawrence Slater, Richard Leggett and Jimmy Hoenberger.

Mr. German was born Jan. 25, 1946 in Corsicana to A. G. and Bessie Coffman German. He was a rancher.

Survivors include his mother, Bessie German of Blooming Grove; son, Heath German of Blooming Grove; daughter, Heather German of Avalon; two grandchildren; brother, Sage German of Frost; and sisters, Linda Dearen of Corbet, Dovie Bratcher of Frost and Maydell Sims of Italy.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

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Hughie Norman Richardson
Dec 12, 1924 - Feb 11, 2001

Hughie Norm Richardson, 77, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2002 in Corsicana. Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home. Mr. Richardson was born Dec. 12, 1924 in Emhouse. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Hughie Norman Richardson

Hughie Norman Richardson, 77, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Mr. Richardson was born Dec. 12, 1924 in Ennis. He was a veteran having served during World War II in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert James Richardson.

Survivors include his sons, Earl Richardson of Richland, Jimmy Richardson and Ricky Richardson, both of Navarro; sisters, Billie Bullock of Dallas and Golden Dixon of Corsicana; brother, Bobby Richardson of Corsicana; granddaughters, Donna Collins of Waco, Linda Kuhn of Corsicana and Paula Thomas of Richland; and grandsons, Gary Richardson and Toby Richardson, both of Navarro.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Thomas Wayne Barnett
Dec 27, 1937 - Feb 12, 2002

Thomas Wayne Barnett, 64, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002 in Corsicana. He was born Dec. 27, 1937 in Kaufman.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

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Thomas W. Barnett Sr.

Thomas W. Barnett Sr., 64, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002 in Corsicana.

Services will be 4 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James T. Davis and Otis A. Dunagan officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Adams, Jeff Arnett, Bill Bridger, Glenn Fuller, Don Perry Jr. and Clark Summerall.

Mr. Barnett was born Dec. 27, 1937 in Kaufman. He owned and operated Thomas City Wrecker Service for 15 years. He was a longtime resident of Navarro County, and was a very avid fisherman.

Survivors include his wife, Hattie Barnett; mother, Catherine Barnett; sons, Shannon Lee Barnett and Thomas W. Barnett Jr.; daughter, Lacresha Holloway; daughter-in-law, Teresa Carter; brother, Freddie Barnett; sister, Janet O'Sullivan; grandchildren, Destiny Barnett, Kayen Barnett, Landen Barnett and Sabra Barnett; great-grandchild, Tristan Holloway, all of Corsicana; brother-in-law and wife, Walter and Diana Arnett of Anchorage, Alaska; sister-in-law and husband, Willie Jean and James Neal of Eureka; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Thelma M. McMullan
Mar 5, 1926 - Feb 11, 2002

Thelma M. McMullan, 75, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 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. Frank Williams and Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Almand, Ryan Bowles, Sean Eggleston, John Goodnight, Stuart Lamb, Guy Lanford, Kelly Lorance, Boyd McMullan and Eddie Stebbins.

Mrs. McMullan was born March 5, 1926 in a sod house near Grainfield, Kan. She spent her childhood in the tri-state area of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. She lived her teen-age years in West Dearborn, Mich. where she met a pilot, Robert B. McMullan, who was stationed at Romulus, Mich. They were married June 20, 1945 in Denver, Colo. When he was discharged they moved to Carthage, Mo. where they lived for two years. She was a loving mother to her children and was lovingly known to her grandchildren as Gran-Gran.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Robert B. McMullan of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Roberta L. and Jim Lorance of Austin; sons and daughters-in-law, Boyd W. and Dorothy McMullan of Arlington and Gary L. and Kathi McMullan of Corsicana; stepson and wife, James S. and Dana Young of Springfield, Mo.; sister, Wilma Hedge of Joplin, Mo.; brothers, Jack Montgomery of Joplin, Mo. and John Montgomery of Springfield, Mo.; grandsons, Jeremy Almand of Mansfield and Kelly Lorance of Pearland; granddaughters, Laura Eggleston, Carolyn Lamb and Natalie McMullan, all of Corsicana, Jennifer Bowles of Houston, Kristy Goodnight of Hewitt, Amy Lanford of Austin, Shannon McMullan of Baton Rouge, La., and DeAnn Stebbins of Arlington; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


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