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Katherine (McMullan) Galloway
Oct 8, 1911 - Oct 9, 2004

Katherine McMullan Galloway, 93, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004 in Dallas.

The family will receive visitors from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Dr. Robert Young officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Galloway was born Oct. 8, 1911 to Mark and Ruth McMullan in Corsicana.

In 1937 Katherine married Albert Galloway and was married for sixty-three years. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church where she served as Deacon, Sunday school teacher, women's Bible study leader and circle chairman.

She was a member of the local chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, where she served as Chaplain. She served on the board of the Oakwood Cemetery association.

Katherine attended Midwestern College in Wichita Falls, and North Texas State University. She taught elementary school in Chatfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Galloway; and brother, Bob McMullan.

Survivors include her son, Mark Galloway and wife Diane of The Woodlands; daughter, Kay Allen and husband Pete of Sunnyvale; sister, Sarah Fox of Corsicana; grandsons, Steve, Jeff, and Drew Galloway; granddaughters, Lisa Chambless and Shelly Peterson; great-grandsons, Joshua, David and Daniel Chambless; great granddaughters, Jessica Peterson and Kristin Chambless.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Gene Roop
Jul 30, 1944 - Oct 10, 2004

Gene Roop, 60, of Corsicana passed away Sunday Oct. 10, 2004.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004 at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Herbert Roop, Jr., Matthew Roop, Jack Wespy Perry, Kevin Bailey, Jr., Robert Allen Bailey, Justin O'Pry, Rico Martinez and Patrick Rose.

Mr. Roop was born July 30, 1944 in Amarillo.

He was a lifelong resident of Corsicana and worked as a mechanic in auto repair for many years, and was employed by Corley Funeral Home for several years. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by parents, Theodore M. and Edna Roop and six brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Harriett N. Roop of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Herbert and Prudence Roop of Corpus Christi; son and fiancée, Tim Roop and Lisa Gibbs of Corsicana; son, Milford Roop of Austin; daughter, Irene Wilks of Rice; daughter and son-in-law, Blanche and Blake Swadley of Corsicana; brothers, Carl and Donald Roop of Amarillo; sisters, Charlene Blackburn of Caddo, OK, Theodora Gibbard of Lubbock, Velera Fry of Kerrville, Eloniabeth Robleds of San Antonio and Bobbie Holland of Amarillo; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Gladys Marie (McDonald) Lake
March 27, 1933 - Oct 13, 2004

Gladys Marie Lake

Gladys Marie Lake, 71, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, 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. Robert Easterling and the Rev. Harold Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Leon Phillips, Irvin Phillips, James Orler, Perry Murphey, Buddy Richards and Oren Howell. Honorary pallbearers will be Dub Dickson and Wayland Thompson.

Mrs. Lake was born March 27, 1933, in Navarro County. She was a member of Community Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Iva McDonald.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Lake of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Kay York of Corsicana; sister, Sammie Pratt-Messenger of Corsicana; brother, Byron McDonald of Silver City; grandsons, Jason York and wife Melani of Corsicana and Chris St. Clair of Waco; granddaughters, Dixie Waldo and husband Steve of Corinth and Hollie Hollis and husband Bobby of Quitman; great-granddaughters, Dalyn Waldo and Bailey Waldo, both of Corinth, and Camille Hollis and Delanie Hollis, both of Quitman; great-grandson, Britton Waldo of Corinth; cousins, Marilyn Garrett and husband Dave of Navarro Mills and Carolyn Dennis and husband Danny of Corsicana; nephews, Byron McDonald Jr. of Silver City and Bruce McDonald and wife Julie of Dallas; nieces, Trish Ivie and husband Bo of Corsicana and Bobbie McDaniel and husband Randy of Ennis; special friends, Rhonda and Ronny Dennis of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Kathryn D'Ann (Turner) Holt
Aug 30, 1958 - Oct 8, 2004

Kathryn D'Ann Holt, 46, of Garland passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, in Dallas.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Ed Straubing officiating.

She was born Aug. 30, 1958, in Albuquerque, N.M.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Rogers Turner; niece, Miracle Turner; stepmother, Cha Turner; grandfather, William Turner; and uncle, Richard Frances Turner.

Survivors include her daughter and fianc/, Bonnie June Holt and Dustin Baughman of Athens; son, Richard Michael Holt of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry Ann and Rueben Frye of Corsicana; brothers and sisters-in-law, Drew and Nancy Turner of Vermont and Michael and Gwen Turner of Hurst; sister and brother-in-law, Kelly and David Williams of Howe; granddaughters, Serenity Lee Ann Roberts of Dallas and Aarolyn Bre'Ann Baughman of Athens; uncle, David Turner of Mabank; father, William Turner of Garland; mother, Bonnie Turner of Albuquerque, N.M.; father of her children, Terry Holt of Corsicana; and grandmother, Mary A. Simmons of Albuquerque, N.M.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Teddy Dee Berry
Oct 27, 1931 - Oct 12, 2004

Teddy D. Berry

Teddy D. Berry, born Oct. 27, 1931, in Corsicana died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, in Pasadena at the age of 72.

His loving family includes his wife, Teresa Berry; daughter, Donna L. Koliba; sons, Michael Tod Berry and Timothy D. Berry and wife Anna; and grandchildren, Kyle and Caleb Koliba and DeeAnna and Elize Berry.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

A celebration of life will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Paschal Funeral Chapel in Kerens with the Rev. Charles A. Reese officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette.

Pallbearers will be Doyle Faughn, Dan Berry, John Jenkins, Mark Hamel, Russell Hamel and Bill Hedrick.

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests donations be made to cancer research or the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Madalyn Lee Hughes

Madalyn Lee Hughes, infant, passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, in Dallas.

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Friday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Cathy Mordecai and lay leader Bob O'Dell officiating.

Survivors include her parents, Lance and Nancy Hughes of Corsicana; grandparents, Sandra and John Hughes of Corsicana and Peggy and Jeff Harwell of Tupelo; great-grandparents, Myrtle Jacobs of Corsicana, Frances Harwell of Tupelo and Erma and Bud Chewning of Powell; aunts, Cindy Boyd and husband J.R. of Corsicana and Nikki Matthews of Dallas; uncle, Eric Harwell and wife Nanette of Teague; and cousins, Bryan Harwell, Clayton Turner and Ashley Turner, all of Teague, Dakota Matthews and Shyanne Matthews, both of Ennis, and Heather Boyd, Hayden Boyd and Heath Boyd, all of Corsicana.

Madalyn was preceded in death by her great-grandfathers, Amos Harwell and Arvel Lee Jacobs.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Doris Dutton

Doris Dutton, 84, of Hubbard and formerly of Dawson, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at a Groesbeck hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Dawson Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Wallace officiating. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Randall Gail Watson
Aug. 9, 1949 - Oct 18, 2004

Randall G. Watson

Randall G. Watson, 55, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, in Waco.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mr. Watson was born Aug. 9, 1949, in Corsicana. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1967. He attended Navarro Junior College until he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving our country in Vietnam in the military police on the PT boats. After returning, he finished his lab tech degree, later becoming a mortician.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Jefferson Watson; and mother, Gladys Vivian Watson Poole.

Survivors include his son, Mark G. Watson of Waco; daughter, Lindsey Watson of Waco; brothers, H. Dale Watson of Waxahachie and Jeffery Lynn Watson of Grand Prairie; sisters, Loyse [Joyce?] Bounds and Annabell Bunds of Monahans, Marjorie Johnston of Liberty, Jean Jones of Dallas, Mary Roberson and Beverly Bounds of Garland.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Oct 21, 2004
  • Note: Randy Watson is listed as a Junior in the 1967 Corsican, listed as a Senior in the 1968 Corsican

Tamara Ann Roper
Aug 10, 1950 - Oct 14, 2004

Tamara Ann Roper of Corsicana, age 54, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004. Tamara was born on Aug.10, 1950 in Dallas, Texas to John Henry and Lou Edna (Barnes) Roper. She worked for Wal-Mart at the old location in Ennis for several years. Tamara was a very active member of the Corsicana Mormon Church. She will be remembered for the caring person who was always there to help everyone. Tamara was preceded in death by her parents.

Tamara is survived by her son, Donny and his wife Lori Avery of Ennis Texas; the highlight of her life, grandson, David Ray Avery; three sisters, Mary Lou, Sandy and Mickey; one brother, Johnny, and her in-laws, George and Martha Booher of Ennis.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, in the chapel of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home at 800 S. Kaufman in Ennis, Texas

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis.

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Inez Williamson
Jun 23, 1931 - Oct 18, 2004

Inez Williamson, 73, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Howard Schutt officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Knox, David Paul Knox, Floyd Kirk Jr., Jason Allen Kirk, Justin Kirk, David Derryberry and Keith Meskar.

Mrs. Williamson was born June 23, 1931, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She married Cecil L. Williamson at the "Old Fiddlers" reunion in Athens in 1946. She worked 40 years at the Hat Factory, was a beautician in 1958, and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband, Cecil L. Williamson of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Ed Wayne and Susan Williamson of Corsicana; grandchildren, Toby Williamson of Corsicana, Betsy Williamson of Bedford, Lauren Acock of Nacogdoches, Leslie Acock of College Station and Lana Acock of Corsicana; great-grandson, Cal Williamson of Corsicana; sisters, Catherine Horvath of Corsicana, Muriel and husband David Knox of Waxahachie and Linda Williams of Cleburne; brother, Earl Ray Harris and wife Betty of Cleburne; sisters-in-law, Louise Jones of Corsicana and Nancy Harris of Montgomery; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Betty Sue Heath
Feb 18, 1939 - Oct 20, 2004

Betty Sue Heath, 65, of Irving passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, in Irving.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Rufus Nutt officiating.

She was born Feb. 18, 1939 in Corsicana.

Mrs. Heath is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Aaron and Lori Heath of Grapevine and Lorn and Brandi Heath of Irving; daughter, Athena Cahill; numerous grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Patt and Rufus Nutt of Corsicana and Mary and Ted Evans of Houston; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and GiGi Alexander of Emery, S.D. and Clifton C. and Linda Alexander of Edmond, Okla.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Virginia Elizabeth Richardson
Apr 15, 1941 - Oct 22, 2004

Virginia Elizabeth Richardson, 63, of Royse City and formerly of Mabank, passed away Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at her residence.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Charles Gates officiating.

Mrs. Richardson was born April 15, 1941.

Survivors include her son, Robert Richardson of Mabank; daughters, Connie Housewright of Royse City and Patricia Jones of Fredericksburg; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brother, George Lowry of Beaumont.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Myrtle Marie (Gorman) Bancroft 
June 3, 1918 - Oct 18, 2004

Myrtle Marie Gorman Bancroft, 86, of Corsicana passed Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at Heritage Oaks West.

Services will be 4 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Randall Evett officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Bancroft was born June 3, 1918, in Bradly to Robert M. and Lavina Jones Gorman. She was a house parent for the Corsicana State Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Bancroft Sr. in 1991; son, Thomas "Tommy" Bancroft Jr. in 1977; four brothers, two sisters and parents.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Sherry Bancroft of Roane and Rodney and Alice Bancroft of Eureka; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Mike Middleton of Mildred; daughter-in-law, Sue Bancroft of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Patricia Anderson Barham
Feb 13, 1944 - Oct 18, 2004

Patricia Anderson Barham, 60, of Blooming Grove passed away Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at her residence. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with Dan Rogers officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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Myzella (Thomas) Noel
Aug. 7, 1915 - Oct 10, 2004

Myzella Noel

Myzella Noel died in Albany, Ore., Oct. 10, 2004. She was born in Eureka, Texas, Aug. 7, 1915, the daughter of Benjamin and Beatrice (Russell) Thomas. She was raised in Texas where she graduated from high school. She had lived most of her life in California, from 1960 to 2003. She had lived in Albany, Ore., the last one and one-half years.

Myzella was married three times, but raised her son mostly on her own. She had worked as a housekeeper, nanny, cook and in construction. She was member of the Baptist church. She enjoyed playing cards and dominoes and sitting in the warm sun.

She is survived by her son, Henderson "Sonny" Body Jr. and his wife, Kathy, of Albany, Ore.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her brother, Benny Thomas Jr. of Corsicana; and sister, Shirley Ware of Corsicana. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Cecil, Clinton and Heland.

At the family's request, no services will be held.

Arrangements by Fisher Funeral Home, Albany, Ore.

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Betty Dean (Bryson) Coggins
Aug 30, 1927 - Oct 16, 2004

Betty Dean Bryson Coggins received the gift of life on Aug. 30, 1927, in Corsicana and passed from this life on Oct. 16 following a five-year battle with Alzheimer's. She was raised in Grapeland, graduated from Baylor and obtained a Masters in Special Education from UT. She was a teacher for several years and married William Robert Coggins in 1951 with whom she raised five children in DeSoto, where she continued to be involved in children's education through the PTA and DeSoto ISD.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Bob Coggins of DeSoto, sons Hal of Dallas; David and wife, Rhonda, children Matthew and Michael of Midlothian; Steve and wife, Donna, children William, John, Mark and Robert of Beach City; Ben and wife, Cindy, children Ashley and Benjamin of Coppell; daughter Betty Ann and husband, Gustavo, children Michael and Natalie of Miami, Fla.

She will always be remembered as a kind, caring, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Betty was a blessing to many and will always be in our hearts. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with graveside services on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. at the Hamilton-Beamon Cemetery in Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Bessie (Ratliff) Herrin
July 25, 1922 - Oct 15, 2004

Bessie Herrin

Bessie Herrin, 82, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2004 in Waco.

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Rebecca Emery officiating.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Mrs. Herrin was born July 25, 1922 in Corsicana. She owned and operated Bessie's beauty shop in Corsicana for nearly 40 years. She was past president of the Navarro County React Club and was a member of the Pickett and Central Texas Riding Clubs. She volunteered for various civic organizations and was a founding member of the Fannin Elementary School PTA. She coached a girls softball team for a number of years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie H. Herrin, parents Tom and Ressie (Ollie) Ratliff and sister Margaret Allen.

Survivors include son Michael Grooms of Corsicana; daughters Merideth Davidson and husband Harold, Beverly Back and husband Larry, Lisa Hernandez and husband Joe, and Stacy Herrin, all of Corsicana; son Tom Herrin and wife Beverly of Corsicana; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister Tommie Jane Allen and husband Atwood of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Thomas Earl 'Tommy' Mitcham
Aug 16, 1922 - Oct 14, 2004

Thomas Earl "Tommy" Mitcham, age 82, of Corsicana passed away at Navarro Regional Hospital Thursday morning, Oct. 14, 2004. He was born Aug. 16, 1922, in Roane. He served in the United States Army Infantry in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. He retired from Allstate Insurance after 27 years of service as an agent. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Arminta "Mickey" Mitcham. They had celebrated 58 years of marriage on Oct. 13, 2004. Also surviving are his daughter, Barbara Hulin of Pinole, Calif.; granddaughter and husband, Erica and Kelly Paiz of Rodeo, Calif.; great-granddaughter, Zia Paiz, and great-grandson, Kyle Paiz of Rodeo, Calif. He is survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Skip Mitcham; his parents, Frank and Jessie Mitcham; a brother, Bill Mitcham; and sister, Mabel Johnson.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Bill Milligan, Dale McCary, Bob Henderson, Kylan Williams, Eddie Richards and Greg Milligan. Honorary pallbearers will be Darron Oglesby, Lee Allen Mitcham, John Slate and Cecil Bailey.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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James W. Langford
Sep 18, 1929 - Oct 17, 2004

Services for James W. Langford, 75, formerly of Corsicana, are scheduled for 2 p.m., today, Oct. 17, 2004, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. The Rev. Teri Hilderbrand and the Rev. David Luckert will be officiating.

A Masonic graveside service will be held at Brandon Cemetery in Brandon.

Mr. Langford died Oct. 14 at Briarclif Nursing Home in Tyler after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.

He was born Sept. 18, 1929, in Hillsboro to the late Harry C. And Hattie Warf Langford. He resided in Corsicana for 48 years before moving to Tyler in December of 2003.

James retired from Lone Star Gas Company after 35 years of service. He was a longtime member of Wesley United Methodist Church of Corsicana and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 57 years, Mary E. Langford of Chandler; two sons and daughters in-laws, J. Walter and Kay Langford of Temple and J. Lynn and Joey Langford of Tyler; grandchildren and spouses, Adam and Keri Langford, Ashlee and Chris Brantley, Aaron Langford and Micah Langford; and brothers, Ray C. Langford of Houston and John C. Langford of Denton.

Pallbearers will be Adam Langford, Aaron Langford, Micah Langford, Ken Langford, Hugh Ferguson, and William Ferguson.

If desired, memorials may made to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Woodrow Wilson Bruton
Jul 6, 1914 - Oct 14, 2004

Woodrow Wilson Bruton, 90, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard with the Rev. Nanette Wyatt officiating.

Mr. Bruton was born July 6, 1914 in Irene.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Mary Bruton.

Mr. Bruton is survived by a brother, Mayse Aline Bruton of Hillsboro; sisters, Ida Fox of Snohomish, WA and Lola Truly of Kerrville; sisters-in-law, Martha Frisby of Corsicana and Nell Marshall of Beeville; brother-in-law, Daniel W. Montgomery of Victoria; and numerous nieces and nephews including Wyona Donahew of Joshua.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lessie Mae (Arterberry) Alford

Lessie Mae Arterberry Alford, 77, of Frost passed away Oct. 6, 2004 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Services will be 1 p.m. today at St. Delight United Methodist Church in Brushie Prairie Community. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Katie Ruth Palmer

Katie Ruth Palmer, 73, of Lubbock, formerly of Dawson, passed away Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004 at University Medical Center of Lubbock. Services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Chapel with Pastor Joseph Johnson Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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John S. Glazener
Apr 20, 1950 - Oct 22, 2004

John S. Glazener, 54, of Lewisville passed away Friday, Oct. 22, 2004 at Medical Center of Lewisville.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Cade Cemetery.

Mr. Glazener was born April, 20, 1950 in Dallas.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Kate Glazener.

Mr. Glazener is survived by his father, William T. Glazener; brother, William T. Glazener Jr.; wife, Dru Glazener; aunts, Sara Chandler of Dallas and Virginia White of Waco; and several cousins.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Jack Ray McGraw 
Nov 5, 1932 - Oct 24, 2004

Jack R. McGraw's life of bringing glory to God ended on October 24, 2004. Jack is finally home with the Lord after an 8-month battle with cancer. Jack was born November 5, 1932, five miles north of Blooming Grove, Texas to Ernest (Jug) and Clara McGraw. He was the second of four sons and two daughters. Being raised by tenant cotton farmers in Navarro County taught him life lessons he never forgot. Jack Graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1950 and attended Navarro Jr. College in Corsicana on a football scholarship.

In 1951 he met the love of his life, Wanda Gunter. They were married on January 22, 1953. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in June of 1954 and served in Virginia Beach, Virginia for 2 years in a Nike Guided Missile Battalion.

After serving in the Army, he enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin in 1956 and graduated with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering in 1959. He was a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.

His first job was with Dowell in Artesia, New Mexico. He later joined John Trigg Oil and lived for four years in camp housing at Maljamar, New Mexico. He went to work for Coastal States Gas Producing Company in Abilene in 1964 and was with them for 10 years. He transferred with Coastal States to Midland in 1966. From 1974 to 1981 he worked for several independent producers, H. L. Brown, Jr. and C.F. Lawrence and Associates.

In April 1981 Jack with his friend and Christian "Brother" Dale A. Brown founded Brothers Production Company. The McGraw and Brown families are still closely associated in business after 23 years. With Jack's leadership and God's blessing the company grew enough that he was able to employ each of his four sons. Two are petroleum engineers, one a geologist, and the other an accountant. Jack and his sons were blessed by God to be able to work together for 21 years.

Jack was an avid sportsman raising his sons in Midland. They enjoyed many years of slow pitch softball together, traveling the country for softball tournaments. He was such a presence in Midland softball that he was inducted into the Midland Softball Association Hall of Fame.

All of that would be a rich and full life, but it doesn't even begin to describe what was really important to Jack. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His wife Wanda survives him. He vowed to love, honor and cherish her in 1953 and kept his word until death parted them.

He was preceded in death by his two-year old son Lee and by his parents and an older brother Bobbie Harold. He is survived by 4 sons--Tim and his wife Terri, Scott and his wife Connie, Kyle and his wife DeAnn, and Travis and his wife Donna, all of Midland. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Robyn, Cliff, Alan, Michael, Kenneth, Molly, Daniel, Mark, Nathan, Laura and Kenzi McGraw all of Midland. Two sisters, Kathryn Peters and Jane Smith and two brothers Billy Wayne and Jerry Mack McGraw all of Blooming Grove, Texas as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their children.

Of all that stirred Jack's heart nothing was more important to him than the Kingdom of God. He will be missed by thousands of believers and friends who were blessed by his leadership as an elder at the Golf Course Road Church of Christ. He became an elder in 1974 and served the body of Christ faithfully for 29 years.

Jack's vision didn't stop with his church. He started serving on the Midland Christian School Board of Directors in 1985 and as chairman led the school through its $5,000,000 campus expansion. With his help the enrollment grew from 600 to 1150 students. In 1986 he was asked to serve on the Engineering Council at Oklahoma Christian University and served on the full board from 1989 to 2003.

Because of his Christian leadership he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Oklahoma Christian in 2004. In 1992 he was named Outstanding Ex-student by Blooming Grove High School and in 1996 he was named Alumnus of the Year by Navarro Jr. College.

From a very early age Jack tried to please God and do His will. In his private life, public life, professional life and church life, Jack always put God first. Jack loved Jesus and because of that generously supported Christian education, helped put missionary children through college, recruited students for Oklahoma Christian University and supported mission efforts around the world.

There is so much more that could be said to honor Jack, but we know that the greatest honor is reserved for when the Lord Jesus says, "Well done good and faithful servant."

The memorial service has been scheduled Wednesday, October 27 at 3:00 pm at the Golf Course Road Church of Christ. The family will receive friends at Nalley, Pickle and Welch Funeral Home in Midland from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26. Memorials should be directed to Midland Christian School 2001 Culver Drive, Midland, Texas 79705. Arrangements by Nalley, Pickle and Welch Funeral Home, Midland.

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Viola (Thompson) Mitchell
Dec 7, 1914 - Oct 25, 2004

Viola Thompson Mitchell, 89, of Frost passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Joe Dowdy officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Martin, Roy Downey, Kenneth Reed, Kenneth Logan, Billy Hargrove and Leon Crawford.

Mrs. Mitchell was born Dec. 7, 1914, in Kemp to Jack Thompson and Eloise Porter Thompson. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, James Mitchell of Frost; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Nancy Mitchell of Frost; brother, Winfred Thompson of Garland; sister, Ann Pritchett of Irving; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Madison L. Adamson

Madison L. Adamson, 3 days old, passed away Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove. Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove.

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Dorothy (Hollingsworth) Patterson
Dec 14, 1921 - Oct 25, 2004

Dorothy Patterson

Dorothy Patterson, 82, of McGregor and formerly of Blooming Grove, passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at Westview Manor Nursing Home.

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

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Dresden Cemetery with Solon Bailey officiating.

Mrs. Patterson was born Dec. 14, 1921, in Blooming Grove to Jeff Hollingsworth and Mamie Garrett Hollingsworth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. D. Patterson.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Pat and George Neel of Lorena; grandchildren, George Neel and Marla Neel of Euless, Jennifer Beard of Lorena and Grant Neel of Lorena; and four great-grandchildren, Trevor, Haley, Bryson and Garrison.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove. °

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Oct 27, 2004
  • Daughter of Jefferson Johnson Hollingsworth & Mamie Jane (Garrett) Hollingsworth

Alfred Kenneth (Bud) Mayer
Mar 12, 1936 - Oct 28, 2004

Alfred Kenneth (Bud) Mayer, 68, of Corsicana was born March 12, 1936 in Milwaukee, Wisc. and died at his home at 68 years of age on Oct. 28, 2004 at his home on Richland Chambers Lake in Corsicana.

Bud graduated from Washington High School in Milwaukee in 1954; from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1959 with a degree in Pharmacy and started his career working in several pharmacies in Waukegan, Ill. He was a partner in the Druce Drug Store chain of four stores. Upon retiring from 25 years with Walgreen Company he relocated to Corsicana, living on Richland Chambers Lake. Bud enjoyed fishing, swimming and boating. Bud Mayer spent 15 years as a leader in Boy Scouts. He belonged to Waukegan Lodge #78 Order of Masons, and was a member for 42 years. He also belonged to the Order of Eastern Star. He was an elder of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Dr. Robert Young officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Isbell, Steven Isbell, Todd Rash, Rob Larson, Jim Barnett and Jim Wood.

Mr. Mayer was preceded in death by parents Dr. A. K. and Dorothy Mayer.

Survivors include wife Dorothea Buschbacher Mayer of Corsicana; sons and daughter-in-laws Alan and Christie Mayer of Corsicana, Kevin and Ella Mayer of Chatham, Ill. and Kenton and Natalia Mayer of Boyton Beach, Fla.; grandchildren Morgan Mayer, Zachary Mayer, Austin Mayer and Caide Southard; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Edward and Joan Buschbacher of Waukegan, Ill.; and cousin Willough Kelnfofer of Milwaukee.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 1615 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Weldon Buel "Buck" Buchanan
Mar 9, 1922 - Oct 29, 2004

Mr. Weldon Buel "Buck" Buchanan of Corsicana died Friday October 29, 2004 at his residence. Mr. Buchanan was born March 9, 1922 in Navarro Co. and was 82 years of age. There will be a family visitation at Corley Funeral Home from 5-7:00 P.M. Sunday October 31 and the Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. With Pastor Curtis Gilbert & Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, TX. Grandsons will be pallbearers. Mr. Buchanan retired from the Wrecker Business and was a veteran of the Army Air corps. serving during WW II. He is survived by: His Wife, Lola Buchanan of Corsicana, TX a Daughter-Marlyn Moody of Corsicana, TX two sons Gary Buchanan of Duncanville, TX and Jeff Buchanan of Fort Worth, TX. Sister-Patty Sue Maxwell of Corsicana, TX Brother-Jarvis Buchanan of Marble Falls, TX Sister-Nell Ryhders of Corsicana, TX Brother-Robert Buchanan of Balch Springs, TX Seven Grand Children, Thirteen Great Grand Children and Numerous Nieces & Nephews.


Mildred Katherine (Robinson) Young
Jan 24, 1938 - Oct 31, 2004

Mildred Katherine (Robinson) Young, 66, of Eureka passed away Oct., 31, 2004 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

She was born Jan. 24, 1938 in Eureka.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Jock, Bradley Boyte, Alan Lamb, Jerry Perry, Randy Jock and Bobby Perry.

Mrs. Young was preceded in death by parents Judston and Myrtle Robinson, and sisters Margaret Lamb, Dorothy Perry and Ruby Boyte.

Survivors include husband Ocy Young of Eureka; sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley and Angie Young of Eureka and Steven and Regina Young of Kerens; grandchildren, Brittney, Jessica, Aaron, Melissa, Michael Young and Aaron Rich; brother and sister-in-law, Harvey and Kay Robinson of Eureka; sister and brother-in-law, Christine and Clyde Jock of Eureka.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Floyd Edwin Bennett
Aug 19, 1933 - Oct 27, 2004

Floyd Edwin Bennett, 71, died at his home in Houston on Oct. 27, 2004. Floyd was born in Dawson on Aug. 19, 1933. He graduated from Dawson High School and The University of Texas at Austin.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Floyd was a long-tenured employee of Service Corporation International prior to his retirement.

He loved to travel and was privileged to visit 27 different countries. His hobbies were antiquing, reading and art.

He was preceded in death by his father, Beauford Bennett, and mother, Mary Ruth Holliday Bennett.

He will be lovingly remembered by aunts, cousins and friends.

A private burial will be held at Dawson Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements by Heights Funeral Home, Houston.

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Billye France (Hellums) Edge 
May 9, 1928 - Oct 31, 2004

Billye Hellums Edge

Billye Hellums Edge was born May 9, 1928, in Pursley, a daughter of the late Horace and Beulah Payne Hellums. She passed away peacefully on Oct. 31, 2004, in a Dallas hospital.

Billye grew up in Corsicana and Waco areas and attended Abilene Christian College. She moved to Dallas in the late '40s and worked for Atlantic Richfield Company and later for DeGolyer and McNaughton for several years before retiring in 1991 as an executive secretary.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Dennis Edge of Dallas; daughter, Ginger Dann and husband Mark of Dallas; son, Mike Edge of Fort Worth; grandsons, Jason and Jordan Dann of Dallas; sister, Mary Dunn of Dallas; three nephews, one niece, a number of other relatives and friends, and a grand dog, Tamale.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Mary Crowley Research Center at Baylor University Medical in Dallas.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Lawson Memorial Chapel in Walnut Springs. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian.

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Wanda D. Christian
Sep 5, 1949 - Nov 1, 2004

Wanda D. Christian, 55, of Corsicana and formerly of Georgetown, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004. She was born Sept. 5, 1949, in Georgetown to E. E. "Buck" and Mildred (Hicks) Christian. Wanda was employed by Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana for 22 years as a medical technologist. She was also a member of Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana, and was a charter member of Crestview Baptist Church in Georgetown. Wanda graduated from Georgetown High School in 1968, Stephen F. Austin State University in 1972, and Navarro College in 1981. She also taught physical education for eight years.

Survivors are her father, E. E. "Buck" Christian of Georgetown; sisters, Patricia J. Christian of Corsicana and Lyndia C. Merkord and husband Danny of Arlington; nephew, Christian Shawn Merkord of Beaverton, Ore.; niece, Jennifer Michelle Meier and husband David of College Station; great-niece, Kathryn Leigh Meier of College Station; and great-nephew, Cameron Edward Meier of College Station.

Wanda was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred Hicks Christian.

Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Gabriels Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Crestview Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Wooldridge and the Rev. Jarvis Philpot officiating. Burial will follow at IOOF Cemetery in Georgetown.

Pallbearers will be Shawn Merkord, David Meier, Joe Seagraves, LeRoy Hall, Donald Parker and Dave Coburn.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetic Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720; or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15186, Austin, TX 78761.

Arrangements by Gabriels Funeral Chapel, Georgetown.

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Bert R. Hodges
Dec 12, 1919 - Nov 4, 2004

Bert Hodges, 84, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, in Corsicana.

Services will be 1 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. There will be a military graveside service at Malakoff City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Randy Collins, Scott Kirby, Jason Gullatt, Melvin Thompson and Dana Humphries.

Mr. Hodges was born Dec. 12, 1919, in McKinney.

Survivors include his wife, Pat Hodges of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Maggie Morrow of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughter and son-in-law, Patsene and Chuck Kirby of Arp; daughter, Valli Wright of Corsicana; grandsons, Romney (Sean) Morrow and wife Jennifer of Dallas, Tracy Kirby and wife Tonya and Scott Kirby, all of Arp, James Morrow and Ryan Morrow, both of Albuquerque, N.M.; granddaughter and husband and child, Tiffany, Jeremy and Abby Meseberg of Dallas; and sister, Sweetie Guynes of Farmersville.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Jane McAdams
Mar 28, 1921 - Nov 4, 2004

Mary Jane McAdams, 83, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, in Corsicana.

Services will be 10 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Rebecca Emery and the Rev. Bo Loftis officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mrs. McAdams was born March 28, 1921, in Corsicana. She was retired from the State of Texas after 28 years of service. She was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George McAdams.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, George and Jane McAdams of Round Rock; nephew and wife, James and Cathy Dodson of Silver City; and great-nieces, Jorden Dodson and Sarah Dodson, both of Silver City.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Arthur 'Bud Russell' Hubbard
Feb 28, 1924 - Nov 1, 2004

Arthur "Bud Russell" Hubbard, 80, of Corsicana passed Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Chapel with Minister Christopher Hawkins officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Cornilus Hawkins, Jabari Hubbard, Lee Chester Strain, Gordon Banks, Joe W. Nolan, Danny Strain and Myron Rush.

Arthur was born Feb. 28, 1924. He worked for Byron Hester at a young age then moved on to English Freights, Mayflower and later drove trucks for K. Wolens Warehouse for 20 years. He enjoyed watching western movies and talking about the old days and his family.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred and Nancy Russell; parents, Alice Russell Rhodes and Steve Hubbard; two children, Lisa McBride and Marie Jones; and one grandson, Michael C. Ellison.

Survivors include his five daughters, Kerron Hawkins, Sharron Hawkins, Christine Whitehead and Paul Stovall, all of Corsicana, and Ruby Carter of Kerens; two sons, Steve Hubbard and Esker Hubbard, both of Dallas; one brother, Harvey Rhodes; one aunt, Annie (Vaughen) of California; 15 grandchildren, Keah Hawkins, Minister Christopher Hawkins, Cornilus Hawkins, Kierra Jordan, Natasha Banks, Gordon Banks, Terri Allen and Sabriba Jones, all of Corsicana, Steve Allen, Crystal Jones, Jabari Hubbard and Cynthia Johnson, all of Dallas, Rashida Hubbard of Prairie View, Regina Ward of Malakoff and Kanequa Allen of Athens; 14 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Johnny Williams Jr.
Jul 1, 1939 - Oct 31, 2004

Johnny Williams Jr., 65, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. today at 13th Avenue Christian Church, 817 E. 13th Ave., with the Rev. P.A. Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Howard Ned, James Turner, Carl Ellis, Glenn Turner, Steven Radford and Leonard Wade. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, Montray Bush, Michael Donaldson Jr., Scotty Bryant Jr., Randy Jones and Keldrine Wade.

Mr. Williams was born July 1, 1939, in Corsicana. He was a member of 13th Avenue Christian Church, where he served as a member of the choir. He loved to hunt and play dominoes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Williams Sr. and Nancy B. Williams; sister, Rebecca Martin; and brother, Willie Lee Williams.

Survivors include his wife, Lula Williams of Corsicana; five daughters, Deffie Williams of Corsicana, Stacy Nixon of Mount Pleasant, Mary Bryant (Edsel) of Grand Prairie, Gloria Warren and Joann Donaldson (the Rev. Michael Donaldson) of Corsicana; four sons, James Wade (Maxine) of Corsicana, J.W. Wade (Lorene) of Lewisville, Jimmy Wade (Scherry) of Lancaster and Leonard Wade of Corsicana; 21 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ida Beasley of Corsicana; one brother, J.D. Williams of Corsicana; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Brianna Daneille Swadley

Brianna Daneille Swadley, infant, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, in Ennis.

Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Bullard officiating.

Survivors include her parents, Nathan and Amanda Davis Swadley of Corsicana; grandparents, Danny and Brenda Davis of Corsicana and Loretta Reed of Frost; great-grandparents, Thomas and Sonda Davis of Corsicana and Thelma B. Martin of Corsicana; and a number of aunts and uncles.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Linda Darnell (Wood) Victor
Feb 2, 1949 - Nov 1, 2004

Linda Darnell Victor

Linda Darnell Victor, 55, of Richland passed away Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Richland Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating. A memorial service will follow at First Baptist Church of Richland with Bishop Eddie Jones officiating.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Wood, Bill Lasley, Michael Pitz, Andy Pitz, Jerry Kirkland, Gavin Pearson and Lester Kovach.

Mrs. Victor was born Feb. 2, 1949, in Pauls Valley, Okla., to Glenn L. Wood and Aletha Simpson Wood. Linda was active in her community. She served as city commissioner in Richland and president of a non-profit organization to build a community park for the city of Richland. She was a member of Richland First Baptist Church. She was vice president of the Richland Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. First in Linda's life was her family and many, many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Clyde, Dale, Glenn Jr. and J. W.

Survivors include her partner, Francisco "Chuy" Zuniga of Richland; son and daughter-in-law, Eric D. Victor and LaDonna from the state of Washington; daughter and son-in-law, Latressa A. Hicks and Jason of Groton, Conn.; five grandchildren; brother, Ronny Wood of Pauls Valley, Okla.; sisters, Norma Pitz of Richland, Thelma Darter, Betty Record and Sue Kovach, all of Fort Worth, Ruth Smith, Lou Christian and Pat Young, all of Pauls Valley, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Pansy Ward "Wolf" Lewis

Pansy Ward "Wolf" Lewis, 67, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, in Corsicana. Quiet hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Scott Funeral Home. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Eastside Church of Christ with Brother W.W. Wilmore officiating. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Tommie McJunkins

Tommie McJunkins, 82, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 11 a.m. today at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Alfred Cox officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Jane (Hill) Olsen
Aug 31, 1922 - Feb 24, 1041

Jane Hill Olsen, 82, of Corsicana passed away peacefully at her home in Corsicana on Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born Aug. 31, 1922 in Corsicana to C. B. and Nora Jane Hill. She married William Wesley "Bill" Olsen on Feb. 24, 1941.

While her husband served in World War II, she worked at the Navarro Clinic. She also taught piano lessons at Mrs. Lottie Mansfield's studio for many years in addition to leading Sunday school classes as St. John's Episcopal Church. She enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her family at her home on Cedar Creek Lake.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend who will be missed by her husband, Bill Olsen of Corsicana; her children, Pamela Olsen Dunn of Corsicana and Becky and Johnny Myers of Palestine; grandchildren, Carrie and Chad Kindle of Corsicana, Lawson and Shannon Dunn of Corsicana, Lowell Olsen Dunn of Corsicana, Sarah Beth Myers of Palestine and Haley Myers and fianc/ Justin Weimer of Tyler; great-grandchildren Victoria Taylor, Shelton Dunn, Rebecca Kindle, Preston Kindle and Blair Dunn; lifelong family friends Tommy, Jim and David Whitman; and extended family.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Father Ed Monk will officiate graveside services at the family plot at Oakwood Cemetery on Monday, Nov. 8, 2004 at 10 a.m.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Frances Mae (Bullock) Bosley 

Frances Mae Bosley

Frances Mae Bosley, 84, of Mexia passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004 in Waco.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Bill Honea and Rev. David Franklin officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Bosley, Dewan Beard, Rick Holloway, Charlie Rash, Chuck Bosley, James Glass and Dennis Savage.

Mrs. Bosley was born March 27, 1920 in Crumb. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Richland.

She was preceded in death by husband Jim Henry Bosley; parents Joseph and Gertrude Bullock; brothers Travis Bullock, Haskell Bullock and Odis Bullock; and sisters Ina Bullock and Jo Dean Murray.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law Danny and Betty Bosley of Wortham and Jimmy and Rebecca Bosley of Kirvin; grandsons Jim Bosley and wife Melissa of San Antonio and Rev. James Mack Strange and wife Sharon of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; granddaughters Danna Phillips and husband Mike of Mexia, Stacey Bays and husband Brad of Tyler and Mary Ann Ray and husband Mike of Mexia; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Suzanne (Stewart) Aulds

Suzanne Aulds

Suzanne Aulds, 51, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004 in Athens.

Visitation will be 7 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Harold Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beemon cemetery.

Mrs. Aulds was born May 7, 1953 in Carthage. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include husband Billy Aulds, son John Aulds, daughter Andrea Crockett and grandson Zachary Crockett, all of Corsicana; mother Granville L. Stewart and brothers Don, Greg and Phil Stewart, all of Marshall.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
 

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Dorothy Ann (Mash) Watts-Rascoe

Dorothy Ann Rascoe, 77, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Floyd Peterson officiating.

Mrs. Rascoe was born Oct. 4, 1927, in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Norine Mash; husbands, Joshua Rascoe and Larry Watts; sister, Mary Gallian; and son-in-law, Clyde K. Hilling.

Survivors include her daughters, Mary E. Casey of Corsicana and Cynthia R. Hilling of Garland; son and daughter-in-law, Jack E. and Audrey J. Roberts of Mesquite; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Margie Mash of Corsicana and Pete and Linda Mash of Denton; granddaughters, Shannon D. Garcia of Red Oak, Kristine M. Sihachack and husband James of Temecula, Calif., and Tonya L. Gonzales and husband Jesse of Garland; grandson, Edward B. Tuley and wife Dawn of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and relatives.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Robert 'Bob' Rawls

Robert "Bob" Rawls, 84, of Ennis passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, in Waxahachie.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Richard Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Les Gregory, Pat Patterson, Charles Smith, Phil Caldwell, Davis Bentley and Leo Hudson.

Mr. Rawls was born Sept. 1, 1920, in Beaumont. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Waxahachie. He retired from Continental Airlines in 1980 after 34 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Vesta Best Rawls; wife, Jenny Rawls; son, Robert Gordon Rawls; and sister, Dorothy Farid.

Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Susan Rawls of Waxahachie and Michael and Janice Rawls of Rowlett; grandson and wife, Robert Andrew and Jana Rawls of Dallas; granddaughter and husband, Kim and Ryan Franks of Austin; great-granddaughters, Sara Rawls and Jessica Stibbens, both of Dallas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Kristine Dawn (Burnett) Krnavek

Kristine Dawn Krnavek

Kristine Dawn Krnavek, 30, was born in Corsicana, Texas, to Douglas and Kathy Burnett on Oct. 4, 1974. She died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, in Palmer. Kristine was a lifelong resident of Waxahachie and was employed as a waitress at the Waffle House.
Survivors include her father, Douglas Burnett; mother, Kathy Laznovsky and stepfather Gregson Laznovsky; sisters, Sabrina Jackson, Christi Douglas, Wendy Laznovsky; brothers, Gregory Blacklidge, Ian Burnett, Gregson Laznovsky; grandmothers, Martha Eves, Bessie Laznovsky, Barbara Burnett; and numerous aunts, uncles and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 28, in the Waxahachie Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at Forreston Cemetery.

Notes:

  • Ennis Journal - Nov 4, 2004

Alfred Frank Vargo

Services for Alfred Frank Vargo, 89, Canton, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, at Eubank Funeral Home Chapel, Canton, with Rev. David Hayes and Dr. Mark Robinson officiating.

Burial was in Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis.

Mr. Vargo died October 18, 2004, in Tyler.

He was born November 20, 1914, in Corsicana to the late Steve and Victoria Lacatosh Vargo. He grew up in Indiana and Texas. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He was a cotton farmer until 1962, when he was hired by the Texas State Highway Department, retiring in 1977. He was a resident of Ennis until 1985, when he moved to Caney City, and to Canton in 2000.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frankie Joan Vargo; brothers, Steve and William Zolton Vargo; and sister, Helen Barlow.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Betty Vargo, Canton; grandchildren, Kimberly Kay Vargo and Sean Lee; sister-in-law, Irene Vargo; brothers-in-law, Larry, George and Jackie Krause; and other relatives.

Pallbearers included Ted Shaver, Don Dillard, Robby Posey and Bob Bralick.

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William H. 'Bill' Cook

William H. "Bill" Cook, 64, of Kerens, formerly of Terrell, passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004 at an Athens nursing home.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Chapel with Bro. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Mr. Cook was born Sept. 6, 1940 in Kerens. He was a 28-year veteran of the U.S. Army Active Reserve and retired after 30 years from AT&T. He was a past worshipful master of Terrell's Masonic Lodge and past worthy patron for Terrell's Eastern Star.

He was preceded in death by his parents, O.H. and Aliene Cook; and a daughter, Lisa Cook Goss.

Mr. Cook is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sammye Carlene Colvin Cook; son and daughter-in-law, William Loyd and Joanne Cook; daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Johnny Hobbs, all of Kerens; son-in-law, Randy Goss of Quinlan; mother by marriage, Ailleen Robertson of Kerens; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Latricia and James DeMoss of Kerens; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Keith and Teresa Colvin of Kerens; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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James Gray Sr.

James Gray Sr., 65, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at Hillcrest Baptist Hospital in Waco. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. today at Calvary Full Gospel Baptist Church with Pastor Erma J. Young officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Kate Dunn

Kate Dunn, 105, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, in Corsicana.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Robert Young officiating.

Miss Dunn was born Oct. 19, 1899, in Navarro County. She was tax assessor-collector for the City of Corsicana for more than 30 years.

Survivors include her nephews, William D. Turner and wife Mary of Irving and Paul T. Turner and wife Peggy of Waco; niece, Ned Humphrey of Corsicana; numerous great and great-great-nieces and nephews; cousin, Pearl Thornell; caretaker and friend, Johnnie Mae Duncan; and close friend, Wanza Warren.

Memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Miss Kate Dunn

Miss Kate Dunn, age 105, of Corsicana, Texas, died Thursday, at her residence in Corsicana, Texas. She Retired after more than 30 years as Tax Assessor and collector for the city of Corsicana. Memorial Services will be at Corley Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 13, 2004 , Dr. Robert Young officiating. She is survived by: Nephew & Wife-William D. & Mary Turner of Irving, TX Nephew & Wife-Paul T. & Peggy Turner of Waco, TX Niece-Ned Humphrey of Corsicana, TX Numerous Great & Great Great Nieces & Nephews Cousin-Pearl Thornell of Corsicana, TX Care Taker & Friend-Johnnie Mae Duncan Close Friend-Wanza Warren


Tommy James Mahoney

Tommy James Mahoney, 52, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at his residence in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lain Teel and Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Joles, Charles Robinson, Mike Hestand, Wayne Cotten, Brad Fowler and Troy Mahoney. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Corsicana Emergency Corps.

Mr. Mahoney was born Oct. 13, 1952, in Corsicana. He was a member of Corsicana Emergency Corps for over 10 years. He worked in the grocery business all his life, owning Happy Grocery for the past 16 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and ATV riding with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Maurice Mahoney.

Survivors include his wife, Vicki Mahoney of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Johnny Humphries of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, David and Melinda Mahoney of Corsicana; granddaughter, Meagan Humphries of Corsicana; grandson, J. T. Humphries of Corsicana; parents, Joe and Fay Hill of Corsicana; sister, Virginia Mahoney of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, Marlan and Connie Mahoney of Caddo, Okla.; and mother-in-law, Margaret Hestand of Powell.

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

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Fred L. 'Buck' Adams
Feb 23, 1909 - Nov 2004

Fred was born in Dawson, Texas, on Feb. 23, 1909. He grew up on "Rabbit Ridge" and reminisced daily of his happy childhood memories there with his large family.

He spent his early years farming and after being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army he returned to Dawson. In later years he moved to Corsicana where he served on the Corsicana Police force.

He is survived by his most precious companion, Pep/; his daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Larry Covin; grandson, Sean Covin and wife Christina; granddaughter, Dawn Covin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Effie Lena and John Thomas Adams; sisters, Orbie Adams, Lillian Ritter and Elna McCulloch; and brothers, Pete, Clint, John, Rex, Dick and Rufus Adams.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all of those who helped care for Buck the last few years.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother George Merriman officiating. Burial will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dr. Dale H. Wynn
Dec 6, 1935 - Nov 11, 2004

Dale H. Wynn, a quiet, unassuming man, who lived his faith more loudly than most speak theirs, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004. The legacy of faith and passion for His Lord has been left in the loving hands of his wife Barbara, children Cindy and Eric Morrison, Cathy and Terry Hutton, Randy and Linda Wynn, Chris and Hollie Wynn, and grandchildren, Russell and Matthew Morrison, Brooke and Luke Hutton, Zachary and Noah Wynn, and Dale W. Wynn.

Dale Houston Wynn was born in Enid, Okla., on Dec. 6, 1935. He married the love of his life, Barbara Anna Pedersen in Dallas on Dec. 27, 1955. After graduating from Amarillo High School, he attended four years at Texas Tech and completed his graduate studies in 1962 at Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, Ore. After practicing optometry from 1962 to 1964 in Herford, Texas, and from 1964 to 1983 in Ruidoso, N.M., he and his wife, Barbara, moved to Corsicana where they have served the community for 21 years at Texas State Optical. Dale's professional integrity and skill were only enhanced the more by his ready smile, uplifting spirit, and generous heart as he served his patients and lived his faith humbly.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, skiing, camping and just about anything in God's great outdoors. His children and grandchildren alike share many wonderful memories, as he involved each of them in a celebration of God's creation, taking them fishing and hunting ... just spending time with them in the outdoors.

The cornerstone on which his life was built was his relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. His laughter and his love were contagious. His life was an expression of his faith, which was reflected, as he faithfully ministered in his community and church, Grace Community. There is not room to mention all the things he did for others in service of his Lord, but one particular love he has carried for over 40 years is involvement with the Lions Club.

He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel. Officiating will be the Rev. Chris Moody, the Rev. Steve Hayes and the Rev. Wes Haefs from Grace Community Church. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy Don Atkeisson, Gene Bullard, Don Harvey, Phil Plunkett, Phil Smith and Gary Vadasy. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Corsicana Noon Lions Club.

Memorials may be made to: Navarro County Dream Center in Corsicana, Grace Community Church in Corsicana, House of Refuge in Corsicana or Texas Lions Club Camp, P.O. Box 294247, Kerrville, TX 78029-0247.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jimmie Bill Bowling Sr.
Sept 10, 1926 - Nov 11, 2004

Jimmie Bill Bowling Sr., 78, of Powell passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, in Corsicana.

Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Samuel Zamora, Jimmie B. Bowling Jr., David Vickers, Justin Bowling, Jim Bond and Hawk Bond.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Twain Bowling Jr., Ricky McKinley, Robyn Vickers and William Passions.

Mr. Bowling was born Sept. 10, 1926, in Coppell. He served in the Army for two years in Germany after World War II. He loved fishing, playing dominoes and politics. He worked on Senator Oscar Mauzy's campaign, and he later ran for City Council in Garland. He was an active member of the Teamsters Local 745. Mr. Bowling attended El Centro College and graduated from UT-Arlington with a bachelors degree in accounting and English. He enjoyed being with his family and friends, and was generous with all of the people he met. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and mentor. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lena Mae Bowling; parents, Mark Twain Bowling Sr. and Morilla Bowling; and stepson, Johnny Harris.

Survivors include his daughter, Jimmy Lynn Bowling of Powell; granddaughter Augusta Bowling of Powell; grandson Samuel Zamora of Powell; Jimmie Bill Bowling Jr. of Poetry; stepdaughter, Jeanette Anderson of Garland; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Patsy Bowling of Carrollton and Jenny Duke of Pasadena; brothers, Mark Twain Bowling Jr. of Dallas, Johnny Mack Bowling of Carrollton, Teddy Bowling of Newport News, Va., and Arlie Ray Bowling of Lake Dallas; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lois Winnette Norris
Apr 19, 1920 - Nov 13, 2004

Lois Winnette Norris, 84, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004 at Kindred Hospital in Fort Worth.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Ferman Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Quinn, Robert Bower, Fred Rasmussen, Lavelle Layfield, Paul Slaughter and Carvel Jenkins.

Honorary pallbearer will be Harley Lewis.

Mrs. Norris was born April 19, 1920 in Brenham. She worked as a secretary to the manager of Texas Telephone and Telegraph, business manager of the Corsicana State Orphans Home and secretary to the manager of Corsicana Hagger Manufacturing Company. She was a member of the Church Christ for 65 years. She moved to Corsicana about 1922 and graduated from Corsicana schools in 1938. She attended Lake Charles, La. Business College and returned to Corsicana and married Wayne Norris Dec. 11, 1938.

She was preceded in death by son Tony.

Survivors include husband Wayne Norris of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law Ron and Wanda Norris of Arlington and Mike and Janie Norris of Houston; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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William Preston Hopkins
Aug 4, 1911 - Nov 12, 2004

William Preston Hopkins, 93, of Kerens passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2004 at Heritage Oaks West Nursing Home.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family members.

Mr. Hopkins was born Aug. 4, 1911 in Montalba. He was in the Texas 36th Division during World War II.

Survivors include wife Anna Lorene Hopkins of Kerens; sons Bill Hopkins of Dallas and Kenneth Hopkins of Fort Worth; daughter Glenda Noblett of Weatherford; granddaughters Kathy DeHart of Kerens and DeDe Robinson of Springtown; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

 

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Leslie O. Cox
Mar 26, 1919 - July 20, 2004

Leslie O. Cox died July 20, 2004, at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

He was born March 26, 1919, in Frost, Texas, the son of Leslie Allen and Ada Jo (Josie) (Ellington) Cox.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at the Church of the Assumption of Mary in Redford on Friday, July 23, 2004, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Francis Coryer officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery in Redford.

Arrangements are with the Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam.

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  • Press Republican

Effie Ballew 
1907 - 2004

Effie Ballew, 96, a retired housekeeper, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, in Stephenville.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Lunn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial: Restland Cemetery.

Memorials: Olney Cemetery Association.

Survivors: Nephews and nieces, Charles Hambrick of Stephenville, John Ballew of Lubbock, Sue Dykes of Dallas, Glenda Dolberry of Wichita Falls, Janelle Bowles of Devol, Okla., and Betty Rhodes of Hockley, Texas; and great-nephews and nieces.
Published in the Star-Telegram on 11/4/2004.

Notes:

  • Ft. Worth Star Telegram
  • Daughter of John Posey Ballew & Rosa Aller Dunagan
  • Born in Emmett, Navarro Co., TX
  • Burial in Restland Cemetery, Olney, TX
     

Reba (Tidwell) Cobb 
Nov 25, 1911 - Nov 14, 2004

Reba Cobb

Reba Cobb, 92, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, at Health Care and Rehab of Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pursley Cemetery.

Mrs. Cobb was born Nov. 25, 1911, in Pursley to Noah and Florence Arnold Tidwell. Reba was proud to call herself a Pursley girl and will be missed by her many friends, especially those from the Pursley community.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Lee Roy, Porter and Willie Tidwell; and sisters, Bessie Pryor and Josie Allison.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Morris Lynn and Patricia Vaughn; grandchildren, Sherri Lynn LeNoir, Cathy Jo Bains, Kelli Diane Sarver and Kirby Lee Vaughn; and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lois (Rhoe) Bradford
July 27, 1934 - Nov 11, 2004

Lois Rhoe Bradford, 70, of Cheneyboro passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Chapel.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Baptist Church, 200 T.A. Carroll Ave., Corsicana, with the Rev. Charles Kelley as eulogist and the Rev. D.L. Barton presiding. Interment will follow at Silent Grove Cemetery in Cheneyboro.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Baston Jr., Jeremy Baston, Ira Miller and Jeffrey Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be William Davis, Howard Miller, Bob Gates, Abe Baston, James Hughes Sr. and James Hughes Jr.

Mrs. Bradford was born July 27, 1934, in Navarro County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira T. Bradford Sr.; daughter, Sharon Bradford; and two brothers, Edward Rhoe Jr. and Booker T. Rhoe.

Survivors include her children, Mary L. Bradford of Plano, Ira Bradford Jr. (Marvis), and Gloria Miller (Howard), all of Cheneyboro; three grandchildren she raised, Francesca Bradford, Tommy Baston Jr. and Jeremy Baston; five other grandchildren, LaKresha Bradford, Jeffrey Miller, Gloria Miller, Ira Miller and Beverly Miller; one great-grandchild, Isaiah Miller; one sister, Paulene Hughes (James) of Dallas; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including devoted friends, Bob Gates and Lula Stevenson.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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William Wesley Green
Oct 24, 1924 - Nov 16, 2004

William Wesley Green, 79, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating and the Rev. Teri Hildebrand assisting. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be a military honor guard. Honorary pallbearers will be Clint Harris, John Arnold, Marshall Purifoy, Shane Farmer, Terry Franks, Bobby Joyner, Buddy Eaton and Warren Awalt.

Wesley was born Oct. 24, 1925 in Kemp. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1943. He attended Navarro College and Sam Houston State University to work on business, computer and agriculture programs. He started his first job at the age of 7 years and worked until just a few months ago when he lost his battle with cancer. Wesley was a gifted and talented man who built a small shoe repair business into a landmark business in Corsicana, Green's Western Wear. This business grew not only through hard work on the part of Wesley and the love of his life, Sarah Lucille Bell, but from support of the many customers and friends who frequented their business. He and Lucille celebrated 53 years of business in September 2004.

Wesley's love of the military would keep him actively involved from World War II until 1987 when he retired as a lieutenant colonel from the United States Army Reserves. He often talked about being the oldest soldier in his platoon to certify as a paratrooper at the age of 42. He loved to talk about the experiences he shared with his fellow soldiers in both World War II and during his commanding experience locally, as well as statewide.

Wesley was a man with a "gift of gab" who never met a stranger. He loved helping others. He was also a devoted and loving husband and father. He shared his experiences with the Lord with his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Will Tom and Dovie Green; brother, John David Green; sister, Imogene McBay; son, Wesley "Bubba" Green; and daughter, Ginger Diane Green.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Lucille Green of Corsicana; daughter, Jan Ivie; daughter-in-law, Margo Green; granddaughters, Rheann Ivie and Jordan Sarah Green; sisters, Patricia Kelley and Maybell Milam, both of Corsicana, and Elizabeth Porter of Indiana; brother, Larry Green of Glen Rose; brothers-in-law, Leroy Bell of Midland, Jack Bell of Odessa and Charles McBay of Arkansas; and a host of nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his special friends, Marshall Purifoy, Lou Franks, Betty "Peaches" Murphey, Dr. Louis Gibson, and his dog Butch.

A memorial guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Click on obituaries and go to the name (William Wesley Green) to sign book and to submit memorial message.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Buddy Allen Adamson
Nov 19, 1972 - Nov 14, 2004

Buddy Allen Adamson, 31, of Frost passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Howard officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery near Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Norris, Mike Coker, J.P. Montgomery, Scott Elston, Adam Vandiver and Patrick McMullen.

Buddy was born Nov. 19, 1972, in Dallas to Harold and Deborah (White) Adamson. He worked for Wood Ridge Home Exteriors of Dallas and was an avid stock car driver at Heart of Texas Speedway.

He is survived by Darla McFadden of Frost; father, Harold Lee Adamson of Frost; mother, Deborah White of Axtell; stepfather, James Elston of Axtell; grandfather, Harold Adamson of Streetman; daughters, Marybelle Adamson of Waco and Bailey Adamson of Frost; son, Christian Adamson of Waco; sister, Melissa Adamson Fleming and husband John of Waco; brother, Scott Elston of Waco; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Family of Buddy Adamson, in care of Melissa Fleming, 5001 Orchard Lane, Waco, TX 76705.

Arrangements by Bellmead Funeral Home, Waco.

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Mildred Ann (Cunningham) Ellison-Weaver
Dec 26, 1940 - Nov 15, 2004

Mildred Ann Ellison Weaver

Mildred Ann Ellison Weaver, born Dec. 26, 1940, in Corsicana, died Nov. 15, 2004, in Dallas. She was a 1961 graduate of Rockwall High School. She worked as a waitress many years in the Dallas area. She retired from Qualex Inc. in 1991.

She is survived by her son, Russell Looney of Royse City; granddaughters, Libby Looney of Quinlan and Larissa Looney of Royse City; special daughter/friend, Joy of Dallas; father, E.H. Cunningham of Royse City; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and James Culberson of McKinney; sister, Marty D'Amico of Royse City; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Casey Cunningham of Royse City; brother and sister-in-law, Buddy and Cathy Cunningham of Royse City; nephews, Kevin Cunningham of Rockwall, Jeffery D'Amico of Rockwall and Tim Culberson and wife Tracy of McKinney; and great-niece, Hannah Culberson of McKinney.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Billy C. Cunningham; and mother, Lona Watts Cunningham.

Private memorial services are planned.

Arrangements by Quinlan Funeral Home, Quinlan.

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R. O. Bowers
Dec 17, 1933 - Nov 12, 2004

R. O. Bowers, 70, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, in Corsicana. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Scott Funeral Chapel with Pastor Patricia Rischer of Faith Temple Ministry of Fairfield officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Nov 18, 2004
  • Social Security Death Index shows "R. Q. Bowers"
    R. Q. Bowers; Dec 17, 1933 - Nov 12, 2004; 75110 Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX; 464-48-5950

Lewis Lee "Bo Pete" Hall
Nov 17, 1937 - Nov 14, 2004

Lewis Lee "Bo Pete" Hall, 66, of Samaria passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, at his residence. Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Samaria Baptist Church with Pastor Johnny Vanibuls officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Nov 18, 2004
  • Social Security Death Index: Lewis L. Hall - Nov 17, 1937 - Nov 14, 2004; 75144 Kerens, Navarro Co., TX; 455-60-9997

James 'Buster' Bailey

James 'Buster' Bailey, 94, of Dawson passed away Nov. 10, 2004 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Friday at M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Services will be noon Saturday at Hopewell Baptist Church in Dawson with Rev. Monroe L. Allen and Rev. B. R. Whitehead officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Dawson. Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Margaret (Summers) Holley
May 23, 1917 - Oct 21, 2004

Margaret Holley

KRUM — Margaret (Skipworth) Holley, 87, of Krum, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, at The Vintage Health Care Center in Denton.

She was born May 23, 1917, in Kerens to Grady and Veda (Young) Summers.

She was a retired factory worker for Victor Equipment.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sanger.

A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at Coker Funeral Home in Sanger. Ed Gatlin will officiate. Burial will follow at Sanger Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the funeral home.

Survivors include one daughter, Pat Blackburn of Krum; one son, Johnny Skipworth of Dallas; one sister, Ruby Joiner of Beaumont; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one son, Gene Skipworth.

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  • Denton Record Chronicle

Theron Hooper

After saving Ford dealerships, businessman opened his own

08:26 PM CDT on Saturday, July 17, 2004
By JOE SIMNACHER / The Dallas Morning News

After a long career of rescuing automobile dealerships for Ford Motor Co., Theron "T.W." Hooper came home to Texas in 1971 to open a dealership of his own.

He owned Red Bird Ford in Duncanville for more than a decade.

Mr. Hooper, 84, died in his sleep of congestive heart failure Wednesday at a Corsicana nursing home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church, 203 S. Main St. in Duncanville. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at David Clayton & Sons Funeral Home, 200 W. Center St. in Duncanville. Burial will take place at noon Monday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

"He was very tenacious and worked for a long time proving himself," said Mr. Hooper's daughter, Terri Allen of Barry, Texas. "He was very smart but a humble man."

Born in Yarnaby, Okla., near Durant, Mr. Hooper grew up in Denison, Texas, where he graduated from high school in 1937.

He learned accounting by taking correspondence courses before joining the Army, his daughter said.

During World War II, he initially served with the Army Signal Corps as a cryptographer, decoding messages. He later taught others the skill.

After the war, Mr. Hooper became a turnaround specialist for Ford, stabilizing ailing dealerships' finances so they could be sold.

"When they'd sell it, his job was over," his daughter said.

In 1971, Mr. Hooper learned that Ford wanted to open a dealership in Duncanville. He applied and was awarded the dealership, his daughter said.

"He just loved Duncanville," his daughter said. "He helped build Duncanville up."

Mr. Hooper sold the dealership in 1982. It is now Duncanville Ford.

He had been chairman of the Dallas County Ford Dealers Association and a director of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association.

"He was very down-to-earth. He loved to have fun," Mrs. Allen said. "He would always sing and tell stories. He was quite a character."

In addition to Mrs. Allen, Mr. Hooper is survived by his wife, Maxine Hooper of Corsicana; two sons, Bob Ball of Duncanville and Max Hooper of Little Rock, Ark.; another daughter, Janice McMenamy of Garland; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Texas Affiliate, P.O. Box 15186, Austin, Texas 78761.

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  • Denton Record Chronicle

Bruce Edward Jeffers: Highland Park teacher, coach

08:52 PM CDT on Friday, July 16, 2004

By JOE SIMNACHER / The Dallas Morning News

Bruce Edward Jeffers, with future Pro Football Hall of Famers Doak Walker and Bobby Layne in the lineups, coached Highland Park High to two state basketball championship tournaments.

But it was Mr. Jeffers' long career in the classroom as a math teacher that endeared him to students.

Mr. Jeffers, 92, died Monday of complications of Alzheimer's disease and diabetes at Walnut Place in Dallas.

Services were Thursday in Dallas. He was buried in Providence Cemetery south of Corsicana.

In 1943, Mr. Jeffers was hired as a math teacher and as an interim basketball coach. He replaced Ralph Binnion, who left to serve in the Navy during World War II.

Mr. Jeffers' 1943 team finished third, and the 1944 team lost the championship to Goose Creek of Baytown.

Sixty years later, his students still remembered their math teacher, said his daughter, Mary Jeffers Barber of Rowlett.

"His relationship with the students was wonderful," she said.

Many of Mr. Jeffers' former students – some from the 1940s – visited with the family at the funeral home this week.

"Several said, 'Without your dad, I would have never made it,' " Mrs. Barber said.

Mr. Jeffers was born in Corsicana and was reared by an aunt and uncle. His mother never recovered from his birth and died when he was 6 months old. His father died of pneumonia about 2 ½ years later.

Mr. Jeffers received his bachelor's degree in 1934 from Southern Methodist University, where he later earned a master's degree.

He began teaching in Corsicana and coached high school basketball for seven years before coming to Highland Park in 1943.

"He was the perfect example of a father," Mrs. Barber said. "He worked two and three jobs sometimes, but he was always there for us."

For many years, Mr. Jeffers managed the Highland Park swimming pool in the summer.

He had been a member and deacon of Highland Park Baptist Church and more recently Park Cities Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Hillcrest Masonic Lodge.

In addition to his daughter, Mr. Jeffers is survived by his wife, Oleta Jeffers of Rowlett; two other daughters, Vivian Black and Linda Reed, both of Dallas; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Park Cities Baptist Church 50+ Ministry, P.O. Box 12068, Dallas, Texas 75225; the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Dallas, 7610 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 600, Dallas, Texas 75247; or a charity of choice.


Mary (Beasley) Sutherland
April 2, 1843 - Feb 1926

Feb. 15, 1926

Funeral Services for Pioneer Resident

Mrs. Mary Sutherland, age 82 years, 10 months and 18 days, died at the residence of her grand-daughter, Mrs. C. H. Lyons, 520 West Second, Saturday night at 10:00 o'clock. Services were held at the Petty's Chapel church with interment in the Petty's Chapel cemetery.

Mrs. Sutherland had been a resident of Nararro county for approximately a half century. Mrs. Sutherland and her late husband John Sutherland who died in 1891 came to Texas from Tennessee in 1869 and later moved to Arkansas where they resided until 1878 when they moved to Navarro County. The deceased was born April 2, 1843 in Tennessee. Surviving are two sons - Will, Iowa Park and John, Houston, one daughter Mrs. Mattie Wooster, El Paso. A number of Grandchildren and two nephews C. B. Sutherland and Arthur Sutherland of Corsicana.

A prominent Corsicana business man who had known Mrs. Sutherland for many years had the following to say regarding this good woman.

"Mrs. Sutherland was not only a Texas pioneer, but a pioneer of the Christian faith in the great Southwest. She was a neighbor to all, for and near, with a hospitality that rang clear and sweet from her heart that whom soever will may come. She was ever ready with open doors to entertain and the only formally was that it should be to the honor of God and to the glory of his holy name.
Through but a gleaner in His earthly garden, He will crown her as an angel in that Heavenly home

Notes:

  • My g-grandfather, John Sutherland, came to the county in 1869 with his wife Mary Beasley Sutherland from Tennessee. He died there in 1891 and she died in 1926.
  • Submitted by Bill Ewing

Velma Jo (Wilson) Murray
Oct 15, 1931 - Nov 18, 2004

Velma Jo Murray

Velma Jo Murray, 73, went home to be with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004. She passed away at Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Chet Brake and the Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at New Pursley Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Erick Taylor, Bill Taylor, Ricky Murray, Jack McCann, Bunk Bottoms and Richard Rash.

Mrs. Murray was born Oct. 15, 1931, in Era to Henry Wesley Wilson and Lillie Ann Gray Wilson. She was a loving wife of 40 years, and a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, whom her kids and grandchildren adored. She taught them many of life's lessons. She loved her flowers and her garden. She was a member of Pursley Missionary Baptist Church, where she was there every time the doors were open. She always took pride in carrying her kids to church. She was actively involved with the Pursley Volunteer Fire Department, where her husband is fire chief. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Benny Taylor; grandson, Bubba Taylor; great-granddaughter, Beverly Taylor; and brothers, J. W. "Bud" Wilson and George Rayburn Wilson.

Survivors include her husband, J. R. Murray of Pursley; sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Taylor of Fort Worth, Reggie Taylor of Dallas, Ricky and JoAnn Taylor of Wichita Falls, Charles and Debbie Beasley of Canton and Darren Murray of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Mike Withrow of Corsicana; grandchildren, Bill Taylor, Faith Nisbett, Erick Taylor, Jessica Taylor, Melanie Taylor, Cody Taylor, Rick Taylor, Josh Taylor, Rachel Beasley, Jake Franklin, Grant Franklin, Piper Beasley, Michael Withrow, Courtney Withrow, Dakota Murray and Brock Murray; brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl and Florene Wilson of Santa Fe, N.M., Albert and Alice Wilson of McGregor and Carolyn Wilson of St. George, Utah; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie Harris of Durant, Okla., Dorothy and Chuck Roper of Cleveland, Okla., and Sue and Jerry Brown of Gilbert, Ariz.

Memorials may be made to Pursley Missionary Baptist Church, 8120 Farm-to-Market Road 642, Purdon, TX 76649.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Sherry Renia (Hurley) Trammell
Sep 30, 1965 - Nov 19, 2004

Sherry Renia Hurley Trammell, 39, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with Brother Jeremy Snyder officiating.

Mrs. Trammell was born Sept. 30, 1965, in Corsicana. She graduated from Corsicana High School and Navarro College with an associate degree. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 22.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnell Wayne Trammell; and father, Robert "Sonny" Hurley.

Survivors include her daughter, Christina Nicole Trammell of Corsicana; son, Eric Wayne Trammell of Corsicana; parents, Marie and Bob Wilkins of Eureka; sisters, Gail Hurley of Barry, Alana Hurley Vaclavik of Roane and Donna Beldin of Mart; brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Lisa Hurley of Nacogdoches; friend, Lori Armstrong of Barry; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Sidney Wilson Barley
Jul 31, 1899 - Nov 17, 2004

Longtime resident of Corsicana, Texas, passed away November 17, 2004. He was born on July 31, 1899 in New Market, Alabama. When Sydney was six years old he and his family relocated to Barry, Texas and later he moved to Corsicana. He was educated in the Corsicana schools. Sydney was also a veteran of World War I, he was only one of a hundred which are still living. His parents owned a service station and grocery store on North Beaton Street. Sydney ran the family business until his retirement. He was also a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Corsicana. He was preceded in death by his parents, A.W. and Margaret Barley, and his wife of 70 years Aurelia Castle Barley. He is survived by a nephew, W. A. Barley, Sr. of Malakoff, Texas and a cousin, Glenda Goedde of Huntsville, Alabama. Graveside Service will be Saturday November 20, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. at the Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Mike Alexander will officiate. The family conveys a special thanks to the staff of Heritage Oaks West Nursing Home, and the caregivers from American Hospice. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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