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L C Smith
Jul 31, 1931 - Jul 26, 2006

Mr. L C SMITH, age 74, of Corsicana, Texas, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at Residence in Corsicana, Texas .

He is survived by his wife Dorothy Smith, Son & Daughter-in-law-Terry & Jody Smith of Eureka, Texas, Son & Daughter-in-law-Gene & Kim Smith of Eureka, Texas, Brother & Sister-in-law-Clyde & Helen Smith of Corsicana, Texas, Brother-Joe Smith of Quinlan, Texas, Sister-Judy Pierce of Arlington, Texas, Sister & Brother-in-law-Wanza & Frank Jones of Corsicana, Texas. Granddaughter-Brandi Thompson of Corsicana, TX, Granddaugher & Husband-April & James Freeman of Corsicana, TX, Granddaughter-Kari Jones of Eureka, TX, Grandson-Wes Smith of Eureka, TX, Grandson-Wade Smith of Eureka, TX, Grandson-Jesse Smith of Eureka Great Granddaughter-Caitlyn Thompson of Corsicana, TX, Great Grandson-Dustin Thompson of Corsicana, TX, Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Friends & Other Relatives.

Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, July 28, 2006. Graveside Funeral service will be at Eureka Cemetery at 10:00 AM Saturday, July 29, 2006 , Rev. Terry Smith & Rev. Alfred Smirl officiating. Interment will be at Eureka Cemetery.

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L.C. Smith

L.C. Smith, 74, of Eureka passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at his residence.

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

Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Eureka Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Smith and the Rev. Alfred Smirl officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Chandler, W.M. Montgomery, Weldon Collins, Marvin Taylor and Bryce Bonner.

Mr. Smith was born July 31, 1931, in Chatfield.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Smith of Eureka; sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Jody Smith and Gene and Kim Smith, all of Eureka; brothers, Clyde Smith and wife Helen of Corsicana and Joe Smith of Quinlan; sisters, Judy Pierce of Arlington and Wanza Jones and husband Frank of Corsicana; granddaughters, Brandi Thompson and April Freeman and husband James, all of Corsicana, and Kari Jones of Eureka; grandsons, Wes Smith, Wade Smith and Jesse Smith, all of Eureka; great-granddaughter, Caitlyn Thompson of Corsicana; great-grandson, Dustin Thompson of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Family First Hospice, 109 S.W. Main St., Ennis, TX 75119.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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John Irvin O’Pry
May 7, 1941 - Jul 22, 2006

Mr. John Irvin O'Pry, age 65, of Corsicana, Texas, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, at Residence in Corsicana, Texas.

He is survived by his wife Virginia Ann O'Pry, Daughter-Judy Janette Swadley of Dawson, Texas,Daughter-Barbara Faye Ward of Oak Valley, Texas, Son-John Irvin O'Pry, Jr. of Oak Valley, Texas,Son-Donald Lee O'Pry of Shelbyville, Tenn., Son-Burnis Wayne O'Pry of Oak Valley, Texas, Sister-Barbara Jean Dechaume of Corsicana, Texas, Sister-Wanda Lewis of Purdon, Texas, Brother-Doyle O'Pry of Oakwood, Texas, Brother-Lee O'Pry of Fairfield, Texas.

Family will receive friends from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Monday, July 24, 2006. Funeral service will be at Lost Prairie Cemetery at 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 25, 2006 with Rev. Chad Owens officiating. Interment will be at Lost Prairie Cemetery in Grossbeck, Texas.

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John Irvin O'Pry

John Irvin O’Pry, 65, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, July 22, 2006 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 8 to 9 p.m. today.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lost Prairie Cemetery near Groesbeck with the Rev. Chad Owens officiating.

Pallbearers will be Hubert Dechaume, L.B. Pennington, Roy Thomas, Charles O’Pry, Halbert Dechaume and Ray O’Pry.

Honorary pallbearers are Barbara Ann Henderson and Betty Ann Arnold.

Mr. O’Pry was born May 7, 1941 in Limestone County.

Survivors include his wife Virginia O’Pry of Oak Valley; daughter Judy Janette Swadley of Dawson; son John Irvin O’Pry Jr. of Oak Valley; daughter Barbara Faye Ward of Oak Valley; sons Donald Lee O’Pry of Shelbyville, Tenn. and Burnis Wayne O’Pry of Oak Valley; nine grandchildren, all of Corsicana; three great-grandchildren of Corsicana; brothers Doyle O’Pry of Oakwood and Lee O’Pry of Fairfield; and sisters Barbara Jean Dechaume of Corsicana and Wanda Lewis of Purdon.

An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com by selecting the John Irvin O’Pry obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Kenzie Lyne Lenox
Aug 1, 2000 - Jul 25, 2006

Kenzie Lyne Lenox, 5, daughter of Danny Wayne and Tanya Deane (Anderson) Lenox passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at a Fort Worth hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at Wade Funeral Chapel with Dale Frankum officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Kenzie was born Aug. 1, 2000, in Hillsboro and was raised in Hubbard and Powell. She attended kindergarten in the Kerens ISD.

Survivors include her parents, Danny and Tanya Lenox of Powell; sister, Keslie Jeane Lenox, and twin brother, Cutter Wayne Lenox, both of Powell; maternal grandparents, Sandra Walton and Royce Bancroft of Powell; paternal grandparents, Sharon and Tim Fox of Brazoria and Gary and Paula Lenox of Hubbard; great-grandparents, Weldon and Mabelene Tidwell of Brazoria, Elmer Ray Lenox of Hillsboro, Jim and Jewell Snodgrass of Hubbard and Peggy Sheffield of Chicago, Ill.; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Georgia (Nelson) Knott
Jun 16, 1945 - Jul 24, 2006

Georgia Nelson Knott was born in Baytown on June 16, 1945, and went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 24, 2006.

Georgia was the second daughter of George and Elizabeth Nelson. The Nelson family moved to Corsicana in 1948 where Georgia grew up. She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1964. Georgia met and then married the love of her life Billy Knott of Rice. Together they had three sons.

Georgia was a loving mom, homemaker and career woman. She served 14 years with the State of Texas until her ailment with Alzheimer’s. She was a member of the First Evangelical Free Church of Austin. She was deeply loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Georgia is survived by her husband Billy of 41 years; her sons, Billy Jr., Steven, and Michael; and her sister, Lynda. She was blessed to have seeded the next generation leaving behind four grandsons and one granddaughter.

A memorial service was scheduled for 11 a.m. today at First Evangelical Free Church in Austin. Her body will be buried at noon Thursday at Rice Cemetery.

In place of flowers, please consider making a donation in honor of Georgia Knott to the Alzheimer’s Association. You can send a check to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Arrangements by Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, Austin.

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Don Lawton Stewart
Feb 10, 1944 - Jul 23, 2006

Don Lawton Stewart, 62, of Streetman passed away Sunday, July 23, 2006, at his residence.

Family visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Porter Chapel in Wortham.

Services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Porter Chapel in Wortham with Danny Richardson Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Cade Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Beard, Kenneth Richardson, Michael Dunn, Paul Dunn, Keith East and Sam Wright. Honorary pallbearers will be Dwan Beard, Larry Dunn, Sonny Richardson, Danny Richardson and Billy Eden.

Mr. Stewart was born Feb. 10, 1944, in Mexia. He was retired from General Motors.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Sue Stewart; and grandson, Trace Christian.

Survivors include his daughter, Tammie Perry; sons, Steven Stewart and Lawton Stewart; sister, Edna Earleene Stewart; granddaughters, Katelyn O’Rear, Courtney Perry and Carmie Stewart; and grandsons, Kevin Perry, Jacob Stewart and Joshua Stewart.

Arrangements by Porter Chapel, Wortham.

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Frances Faye Townsend
abt 1941 - Jul 25, 2006

Frances Faye Townsend, 65, of Hubbard passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at her home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Liberty Hill Cemetery near Dawson. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Marion M. Harris
Feb 6, 1920 - Jul 21, 2006

Brother Marion M. Harris, 86, of Jefferson is now with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ whom he loved and served all of his life. He departed for his heavenly home on July 21, 2006, from Marshall Regional Medical Center after a two-year bout with congestive heart failure.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Haggard-Heaster Funeral Home in Jefferson.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at First Baptist Church in Marshall with the Rev. Charles Moore and Dr. David Packer officiating. Committal service will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Brent Harris, Glenn Yeager, Majors Harris, Wesley Harris, Michael Jacobson, Rick Simpson, Robert Means, Judge Terry Means, Lance Harris and A1C Paul Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Steven Crayton, Dr. Roger Harmon, Dr. J.C. Norris and Bill Sullivan Jr.

Marion M. Harris was born Feb. 6, 1920, in Corsicana to Ruth Miller Harris and William W. Harris. He graduated from Corsicana High School and attended College of Marshall and Texas University and graduated from Baylor University in 1943. On July 1, 1944, he married his Baylor sweetheart, Eleanor Lee, in Sweetwater. He will always be remembered for his strong, courageous Bible preaching, his poetic, oratorical delivery, his concern and love for people, the spread of the Gospel and his wit. He pastored churches and held revivals for 56 years until his health required retirement at the age of 82.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his older brother, Wesley of Dallas; and sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Dr. J.T. Ayers of Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Eleanor; sons and daughter-in-law, Tom and Anna Kay Harris of Waco and Tim and Becky Harris of Tyler; four loving grandchildren, Lance and Holly Ann of Waco, Stephanie of Lewisville, and A1C Paul stationed in England; brother, Murray Harris of Tyler; sister, JoAnn Harris Means of Fort Worth; sister-in-law, Julia Ben Harris of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Truett Seminary at Baylor University or the new Performing Arts Center at East Texas Baptist University.

Arrangements by Haggard-Heaster Funeral Home, Jefferson.

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Ruby A. ‘Cutie’ (Bates) Duncan
Nov 9, 1917 - Jul 21, 2006

Ruby A. ‘Cutie’ Duncan,

Ruby A. ‘Cutie’ Duncan, 88, of Corsicana passed away Friday, July 21, 2006 at Heritage Oaks West.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be First Baptist Church deacons.

Ms. Duncan was born Nov. 9, 1917.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Janet and Roger Holloway of Rowlett; grandsons Danny Holloway and Ronnie and wife Katie Holloway, all of Rowlett; great-grandchildren Travis, Emily and Ashlee Holloway of Rowlett; sister Opal Bobbitt of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Kathryn Clayton
Jan 4, 1928 - Jul 22, 2006

Kathryn Clayton, 78, of DeSoto passed away Saturday, July 22, 2006 in Waco.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery with Don Bowen and Paul Slaughter officiating.

Ms. Clayton was born Jan. 4, 1928 in Corsicana.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Karen and Andy Lifeland of Waco; granddaughter Michelle D. Nielsen of New York; great-granddaughter Reagan Elle Nielsen; and sister Barbara Spencer Shore of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Wayland W. ‘Bird’ Thompson
Jun 13, 1925 - Jul 22, 2006

Wayland W. ‘Bird’ Thompson, 81, of Corsicana died Saturday, July 22, 2006 at his residence surrounded by his loved ones.

Wayland was born June 13, 1925 to Andrew S. and Clarence Poole Thompson. He was a lifelong resident of Navarro County. During World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater aboard the battleship USS Massachusetts and was honorably discharged in 1946. After his military service, he was employed by Texas Power and Light for 35 years until his retirement in 1982. He then became a full-time cattleman on the family ranch west of Corsicana. He became a Christian at an early age. He was an active member of Community Baptist Church where he was the song leader for many years. Wayland enjoyed music and playing his harmonica. The weekly cattle auction was a favorite pastime. He also received countless hours of pleasure from his dogs Luke, Freckles and Baby. He was loved by his family and many friends for his kind and gentle nature and will be sorely missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Willie Ruth ‘Tot’ Goodman Thompson; son-in-law Steve Kelly; brothers Steve, Chester, Melvin and Bill Thompson; and sisters Vera May Beeman, Colleen Owen and Dot McGraw.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 35 years Tehama Thompson; sons Les Thompson of Katy and Marc Thompson of Navarro Mills; step-daughter Cindy Nix and husband David of Waxahachie; grandchildren Wayland and Cody Thompson of Katy, Kacie Thompson of College Station and Chesney Wilson and husband Bob of Enterprise, Ala.; sister Katherine Akers of Corsicana; sister-in-law Rosemary Thompson of Sherman; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel. Officiating will be Monty Chetty and Dale Leggett. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers are James Orler, Buddy Richards, Dub Dickson, Frank Hignett, Mike Jennings and Brian Milner. Honorary pallbearers are Leon Phillips, Ervin Phillips, Tommy Griggs, Jimmy Anderson, Ken Boales and Johnny Covington.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Murry Loyd Barham
Nov 22, 1936 - Jul 19, 2006

Murry Loyd Barham, resident of Blooming Grove, Texas, passed away Wednesday morning July 19, 2006 at his residence at the age of 69. He was born in Blooming Grove on November 22, 1936 to Raymond Charles Barham and Elizabeth Bryant Barham, and was an electrician by trade.

Survivors include his sons: James Barham of Blooming Grove, Billy Barham of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Charles Barham of Irving, Texas. Daughter: Shelia Dingledine of Eustace, Texas. Ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Brothers: Allen Barham and Harold Barham both of Blooming Grove, Texas.

Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove.

Graveside services will be held Friday afternoon, July 21, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.

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Wendell Blake "Woody" Woodall
Nov 13, 1924 - Aug 9, 1967

Sun, Thurs., Aug 10, 1967
W. B. Woodall Dies at Amarillo

A Dawson native, Wendell Blake "Woody" Woodall, of Amarillo, died at his hoe there Tuesday Night.
He was 42 years old.
He was vice president of Crown Petroleum Co., has served in the U. S. Army, was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church and Tascosa Country Club in Amarillo.
He had been a resident of the West Texas city since 1959.
Surviving are his wife, Ann; three sons, Darrell of Amarillo, and Blake and Donnell of Abilene; his mother, Mrs. C. E. Bell of Corsicana.
Services were held at St. Andrews in Amarillo at 3 p.m. today, and grave side services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday at Dresden Cemetery.
Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors of Amarillo are in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers are W. J. Sellers, Lloyd Geoffrey, T. W. Mahoney, Tom Helmly, Bryan Dawson, H. S. Schuldt, Reed Hollister, Bob Long, John Simpson and C. W. Reeves.

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Clifford Cook Hester
Dec 25, 1912 - Jul 31, 2006

Clifford C. Hester

Clifford C. Hester, 93, of Corsicana, formerly of Athens, passed away Monday, July 31, 2006, in Corsicana.

Family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel in Athens with the Rev. Donald Thomas officiating. Interment will be in Owen Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robbie Rakestraw, Chris Hester, Hunter Kendrick, Dustin Taylor, Mark Miller and Jason Kendrick. Honorary pallbearers will be Powell Floyd and Randy Paroline.

Mr. Hester was born Dec. 25, 1912, in Henderson County to the late William Joseph and Ethel Margaret Gartman Hester and was a resident of the county most of his life. Mr. Hester was a retired tradesman specializing in the electrical and painting phase. He attended school at Mill Run and West Athens and was a member of Opelika Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army during World War II.

Preceding him in death were his wife of 60 years, Lois Mae Hester on Nov. 22, 2000; grandson, Don Allan Hester in 1967; and granddaughter, Terie Mae Hester in 1988.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Allan and Rosemary Hester of Chatfield and Jerry D. and Mary Hester of Murchison; daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Doyle Paroline of Athens; sister, Kathryn Mills of San Antonio; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.

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Michael Watson Grooms

Michael Watson Grooms of Corsicana passed away Monday, July 31, 2006. Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

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Leslie Lee Fread 
Nov 17, 1947 - Aug 1, 2006

Mr. Leslie Lee Fread, 58, of Corsicana, Texas passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2006 in Corsicana. He was born on November 17, 1947 in Corsicana, Texas to Aubrey & Maurine Mary (Lane) Fread. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2006 at the Younger Cemetery in Silver City, Texas. with the Rev. Richard Ham officiating.

Mr. Fread was preceded in death by his Parents, Aubrey & Maurine Fread. He is survived by his Sons, Justin & Jessie Paul Fread both of Corsicana, TX., Loving Wife, Kay Fread of Arlington, TX., Step-Children, Jeremy Garrett, Melissa Garrett, and Ryan Downey all of Arlington, TX., Sister & Brother-in-Law, Sharlette & Kenneth Coker of Corsicana, TX., Devoted Friend, Jimmy Dee Coker of Corsicana, TX., Nephews, Jason Coker of Rogers, AR. & Jarrod Coker of Corsicana, TX., and all of his coffee shop buddies.

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Leslie Fread, 58, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, in Corsicana. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Younger Cemetery in Silver City.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Thrace McCombs

Thrace McCombs, 94, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, July 27, 2006, at Heritage Oaks West. No services are planned. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Ruby Ann (Gerdts) Eckhoff

Ruby Anna (Gerdts) Eckhoff of Corsicana passed away July 27, 2006, at Heritage Oaks Village.

She was born Oct. 25, 1913, in Lincoln, Mo., to Claus and Anna (Mueller) Gerdts.

She was baptized Nov. 9, 1913, at Zion Lutheran in Lincoln, Mo., and she was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran on April 10, 1927, in Lincoln, Mo.

On Oct. 9, 1932, she was united in marriage to Ralph J. Eckhoff of Cole Camp, Mo. He preceded her in death on March 23, 1989. One daughter, Kathleen, was born to this union.

Ruby lived over 60 years in Cole Camp, Mo., where she was employed for 26 years at Black and White Market.

She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Cole Camp, Mo., where she was an active member of L.W.M.L. She enjoyed working in the church circles and preparing for the annual Golden Age Banquet. She served on the city zoning and planning committee and the county FHA committee.

Ruby volunteered her time at Good Samaritan Nursing Home with game activities and decorating changes. She was a fine artist painting with oils, she worked with crafts, grew beautiful flowers and was an avid bridge player. Traveling with friends and family gave her much pleasure.

In 1992, she moved to Texas to be near her daughter and family, and in 2005 she entered Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

She is survived by daughter, Kathleen Eckhoff Riecke and husband Melvin of Corsicana; three grandchildren, Kathryn Kay Tobaben and husband Rod of Red Oak, Gene Riecke and wife Susanna of Ennis, and Randy Riecke and wife Susan of Dallas; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; brother, Elmer Gerdts and wife Martha of Clarinda, Iowa; three sisters-in-law, Kleona Gerdts of Clarinda, Iowa, Hazel Coe and Lena Gerdts, both of Kansas City, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Irvin, Harry, Rudy and Leroy Gerdts; one sister, Della Gerdts Perkins; and sisters-in-law, Marie Gerdts and Delta Gerdts.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 29, at Faith Lutheran Church in Corsicana. Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at New Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Cole Camp, Mo.

Pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons.

Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 3824 W. State Highway 22, Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ruby A. Eckhoff, 1913-2006, Corsicana, Texas


Ruby Anna Eckhoff, 92, of Corsicana, Texas, formerly of Cole Camp, died Thursday, July 27, 2006, at Heritage Oaks Village in Corsicana.

She was born Oct. 25, 1913, in Lincoln, a daughter of Claus and Anna Mueller Gerdts. On Oct. 9, 1932, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, north of Lincoln, she was married to Ralph J. Eckhoff, who died March 23, 1989.

Mrs. Eckhoff lived in Cole Camp for more than 60 years. She worked at the Black and White Market in Cole Camp for 26 years. She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cole Camp and was an active member of the Lutheran Women Missionary League. She enjoyed working in the church circles and preparing for the Golden Age banquet each year.

She served on the city zoning and planning committee and on the county FHA committee. She volunteered at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home with game activities and changed the monthly decorations. She was artistic and painted oil pictures. She enjoyed working with crafts, growing flowers, playing bridge with friends and traveling. In 1992, she moved to Corsicana to be close to her daughter and family.

Surviving are a daughter, Kathleen Eckhoff Riecke, and her husband, Melvin, of Corsicana; a brother, Elmer Gerdts, of Clarinda, Iowa; three grandchildren, Kathryn Kay Tobaben, of Red Oak, Texas, Gene Riecke, of Ennis, Texas, and Randy Riecke, of Dallas; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

She was also predeceased by a sister, Della Gerdts Perkins, four brothers, Irvin Gerdts, Harry Gerdts, Rudy Gerdts and Leroy Gerdts.

Funeral services will at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church in Corsicana, with the Rev. Clyde Duder officiating. Pallbearers will be Gene Riecke, Randy Riecke, Rod Tobaben, Thomas Riecke, Tre' Riecke, Chris Tobaben, Sebastian Price and Travis Tobaben.

Funeral services will also be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, with the Rev. Gary Clayton officiating. Pallbearers will be Terry Gerdts, Roger Gerdts, Larry Eckhoff, Ryan Tobaben, Randy Riecke and Gene Riecke. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Cole Camp. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until service time Sunday at the church in Cole Camp.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Trinity Lutheran Church or Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, in care of the Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp.

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Elton Gene Rutherford
Sep 21, 1929 - Jul 30, 2006

Elton Gene Rutherford, 76, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, July 30 in Corsicana. Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Mr. Rutherford was born on Sept. 21, 1929 in Dresden to Oren and Eda Thompson Rutherford.

He is survived by his wife Addie Rutherford, son Gene Rutherford, daughter Mary and husband Michael Rogers all of Corsicana; seven grandchildren; one sister, Evelyn of Weatherford.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Elton Gene Rutherford

Elton Gene Rutherford, resident of Corsicana, Texas, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2006 at his residence at the age of 76 years. He was born in Dresden, Texas on September 21, 1929 to Oren Rutherford and Eden Thompson Rutherford.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years: Addie Rutherford of Corsicana, Texas. Sons: Gene Rutherford of Corsicana, Texas, Donald Gene Rutherford of Graham, Texas, Danny Rutherford of Graham, Texas, and Orbadene Rutherford of Graham, Texas. Daughters: Mary Rogers and husband Michael of Corsicana, Texas, and Doris Rutherford of Corsicana, Texas. Seven grandchildren: Andrew, Lydia, Colton, Michael, Justin, Stephine, Patrick, sister Evelyn Bowman of Weatherford, Texas. Uncle: James A. Thompson, Corsicana, Texas

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lee J. Keaton Sr. officiating.


Odell Woods
abt 1920 - Jul 28, 2006

Odell Woods, 86, of Kerens passed away Friday, July 28, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell with Rev. Charles Douglas officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Community Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Doris Virginia Cagle
Oct 25, 1926 - Jul 29, 2006

Doris Virginia Cagle, 79, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, July 29, 2006, at her residence. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Doris Virginia Cagle

Mrs. Doris Virginia Cagle, age 79, of Corsicana, Texas, died Saturday, July 29, 2006, at her Residence. Mrs. Cagle retired from Chattanooga Glass.
She is survived by her Cousin; Marie Autry of Corsicana, TX.

Graveside Funeral service will be at Oakwood Cemetery at 10:00 AM Tuesday, August 1, 2006.

Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.


T. E. “Ted” Smith
Oct 16, 1926 - Jul 27, 2006

T. E. “Ted” Smith, a resident of Streetman, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2006, at Scott and White Hospital in Temple at the age of 79. He was born in Streetman on Oct. 16, 1926, to Isaac “Ike” Smith and Beulah Carroll Smith.

He served in World War II in the United States Navy on the USS Hornet in the Pacific receiving numerous citations. Mr. Smith was a 32nd degree mason after a 50-year membership of the Midlothian Lodge, Shriner-Hella Temple of Dallas. He retired from TXI in Midlothian and returned to the family ranch in Streetman where he and his wife enjoyed raising Registered Brangus Cattle on their Texas Century Ranch. He also served as a deacon at First Baptist Church in Streetman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ike and Beulah Smith; brother, H.C. Smith; son, Michael Smith; and granddaughter, Shannon McGuire.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, June Smith of Streetman; daughters and son-in-laws, Sandra and Larry Briggs of Midlothian and Connie and Kent McGuire of Waxahachie; daughter-in-law, Pat Smith of Southlake; grandchildren, Tiffany and Corbett Guest, Stacy Briggs, Michael and Dana Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Stephen and Carly McGuire and Conor McGuire; great-grandchildren, Stephanie Smith, Abigail Smith, Elijah Guest and lan McGuire; sister and brother-in-law, Ginger and Wayne Mayo of Dallas; and niece, Jo Frances Hinshaw of Corsicana.

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

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating and music by Jimmie Ross Young with burial following at Cade Cemetery in Streetman. Pallbearers will be Michael Smith, Conor McGuire, Stephen McGuire, Corbett Guest, Calvert Carroll and Holland Gregory.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Bryant Henry
abt 1969 - Jul 23, 2006

Bryant Henry, 37, of Ennis passed away Sunday, July 23, 2006, at his residence. Services will be noon Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 800 E. Freeman St., Ennis, with Pastor John R. Givens officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Clara Heath (Blake) Belt

MRS CLARA H. BELT
PASSED AWAY June 15, 1987
SERVICES: Corley Funeral Chapel, Corsicana, Texas
Thursday, June 18, 1987 2:00 P.M.
OFFICIATING: Mr. Jack Gilliland
Interment: Dresden Cemetery
PALLBEARERS:
Bertran Hollingsworth
Jimmy Hollingsworth
Charles Carroll
Timmy McCrory
Tommy Whitley
Danny Maples

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  • Wife of Raymond Wilson Belt; Daughter of James Heath Blake, Jr. & Clara Mae (Knight) Blake
  • Funeral Notice Submitted by Jo Ann English
  • Texas Death Index: BELT, CLARA HEATH 1987-06-15 F U DALLAS

Danny Ray Henderson
Jul 20, 1970 - Aug 5, 2006

Mr. Danny Ray Henderson, age 36, of Corsicana, Texas, died Saturday, August 5, 2006, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.
He is also by his: Mother-Jessie Patterson of Tiptonville, Tenn, Daughter-Amanda Henderson of Shelbyville, Tenn., Daughter-Amie Henderson of Shelbyville, Tenn, Son-Danny Henderson of Corsicana, Texas, Sister-Darleen Henderson of Corsicana, Texas, Sister-Rhonda Dabney of Corsicana, Texas, Brother-Vernon Henderson of Corsicana, Texas, Brother-James Gunter of Sheppard, Texas.

Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 AM Monday, August 7, 2006 , Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will be at Petty's Chapel Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.

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Danny Ray Henderson

Danny Ray Henderson, 36, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006 in Dallas.

Services will be 11 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Petty's Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ronald Dabney, Bobby Bell, Frank Brown, Derrick Cooke, Carlos Manrique and Ronnie Lucas.

Mr. Henderson was born July 20, 1970 in Corsicana.

Survivors include his mother, Jessie Patterson of Tiptonville, Tenn.; daughters Amanda Henderson and Amie Henderson of Shelbyville, Tenn.; son Danny Henderson of Corsicana; brothers Vernon Henderson of Corsicana and James Gunter of Sheppard; sisters Darleen Henderson and Rhonda Dabney, both of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mark Wayne McConnell
May 19, 1961 - Aug 4, 2006

Mr. Mark Wayne McConnell, 45, of Emhouse passed away on August 4, 2006 in Emhouse. He was born on May 19, 1961 in Dallas, Texas. He worked as an autoglass installer.
He was cremated and no services are planned at this time.
He is survived by a Daughter, Cynthia Dawn McConnell of Mid West City, OK., Son, Jonathan Wayne McConnell of Kemp, TX., Grandson, Christopher McConnell of Mid West City, OK., Sisters, Elizabeth Fay Pon & Linda Diane Wornkey Both of Rockport, TX., and his fiancé, Gail Gwentzel of Rockport, TX.


Cynthia Williams, Rev.

DALLAS — Rev. Cynthia E. Williams, pastor of Grace Temple AME Church in Corsicana, passed away peacefully at her home in Dallas on June 29, 2006.
She received her bachelor of science degree in chemistry at Ouachita Baptist University; a master’s in chemistry at the University of Oklahoma (magna cum laude), a master’s in education from Ouachita Baptist University and a master’s in theology from the Brite School of Divinity, a branch of Texas Christian University. Rev. Williams was the first woman chemist at Georgia Pacific Paper Company. She taught chemistry, was a college professor, and was included in “Who’s Who in Science.” She was named Teacher of the Year for the Dayton, Ohio, schools in 1979, was a member of the Dayton Board of Education in Dayton, and was employed with the Dallas Independent School District where she was named Teacher of the Year in 1986. She retired from DISD in 2005.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. Ray C. Williams Sr.; sons Ray Jr. and Everett; and her mother, Mrs. Lee Alice Brunson.
A viewing is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. today at Bethel AME Church, 2109 Wesley Street in Greenville with a funeral service immediately following visitation under the direction of Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home of Greenville.
Memorials may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, www.abta.org.


Mary Freda (Sonnenberg) Muesse

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 1997

Mary Freda Muesse, 92, of Frost the last surviving child of Fritz and Emma Soonenberg went to be with her lord August 10 at the Columbia Hospital in Lancaster.
Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral home in Blooming Grove with Nancy Schusler officiating. Burial will follow in Frost Cemetery.
Mrs. Muesse was born June 30, 1905. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She will be remembered for her joyous Christian spirit and her kind heart. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Mrs. Muesse is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Curtis and Judy Muesse of Stone Mt. Ga; daughters and sons-in-law, Gladys and Alfred Alder of Frost and Bernice and Richard Valentine of Lancaster; grandchildren: Connie Stinson, Ronny Valentine, Larry Alder, Patricia Muesse, Paula Muesse and Linda Goggans; great-grandchildren: Christy Robbins, Clint Valentine, Shari Castilleja, Casey Valentine, Michael Stinson, Keri Alder, Kevin and Kyle Dingman; great-great-grandchildren: Megan Castilleja, Trevor Robbins, Chelsea Valentine and Mallory Castilleja.
Mrs. Muesse is preceded n death by her husband, Louis Paul Muesse. Arrangements by Griffin=Roughton Funeral home in Blooming Grove.

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Nathan Rawlings

RICE - Nathan Rawlings, 70, died at Navarro County Regional Hospital Saturday.
Service will be 3:30 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home chapel. The Rev Dale Shultz will officiate. Burial will be in the Rice Cemetery.
The retired farmer lived in Rice since 1957.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Era Rawlings, of Rice; two sons, Kenneth Rawlings, of Rice, and Bobby Rawlings, of Waco; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Bell, of Princeton, and Mrs. Betty Watson, of Little Rock, Ark., and a daughter and son-in-law, Melba and Dwight Cofield, of Princeton; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lewis Rawlings, of Streetman and Tom Rawlings, of Kennedale; one sister, Mrs. Louise Ballew, of Portland, Ore.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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  • Obituary Submitted by Jo Ann English
  • Social Security Death Index: NATHAN RAWLINGS 21 May 1915 Dec 1985 75155 (Rice, Ellis, TX) 75155 (Rice, Ellis, TX) 459-14-5355 Texas
  • Texas Death Index: RAWLINGS, NATHAN 1985-12-07 M U NAVARRO
  • Nathan's sister, Louise (Rawlings) Ballew is the wife of Aubry Chaney Ballew.  They are buried in Gresham Cemetery, OR.  Aubrey is the son of Charles Anderson Ballew & Mable Clair (Nash) Bellow (both buried at Frost).  Charles is the son of Absalom Posey Ballew & Partelia Aveline (Coxsey) buried at the Prairie Grove Cemetery at Emmett, Navarro Co., TX ...added by ed williams

Edward Alexander Butler
Nov 6, 1910 Nov 1, 1985

Friday, November 1, 1985
Edward A. Butler
Edward A. Butler, 74, of Corsicana, died today at his residence.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
A native of Rice, he lived most of his life in Corsicana.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Christine Butler of Corsicana, two sons, Gene and Earl Butler, Corsicana; five sisters, Susie L. Benefield of Reklaw, Hazen Z. Dawson of Longview, Willie Raley of Fort Worth, Bessie M. Phillips of Waco and Martha L. Riddle of Ellrowee, S.C.; two brothers, Tom Butler of Quitman and Weldon Butler of Fort Worth.
Pallbearers will be deacons of the Westside Baptist Church, Robert Fulton, Leroy Poteet, Billy Richmond, Dr. G. T. Denson, Charles Bailey, Lloyd Allison, Dr. Scott Middleton, and Dr. David Campbell.

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  • Submitted by Jo Ann English
  • Social Security Death Index: EDWARD BUTLER 06 Nov 1910 Nov 1985 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 462-22-9369 Texas
  • Texas Death Index: BUTLER, EDWARD ALEXANDER 1985-11-01 M U NAVARRO

Ruth Price Smith

Date of Birth: April 18, 1901
Date of Death:
May 16, 1988
Services:
Frost Methodist Church; Wednesday May 18, 1988 2:00 PM
Officiating:
Rev. Bill Moore, Clyde Zellers
Pallbearers:
Grandsons, Grandsons In Law
Interment: Frost Cemetery

Arrangements: Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove, Texas

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Martha Tressie (Payne) Moore

Date of Birth: Jun 16, 1890
Date of Death:
May 5, 1983
Services at:
Frost Methodist Church, Saturday, May 7, 1983, 2:00 P.M.
Officiating:
Frank Williams, Gary Carroll
Pallbearers:
Grandsons
Interment: Frost Cemetery

Arrangements with: Blooming Grove Funeral Home

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Laura Marily Suaste
July 27, 1988 - Aug 8, 2006

Miss Laura Marily Suaste, age 18, of Dawson, Texas, died Tuesday, August 8, 2006.

She si survivedher mother-Maria Suaste of Dawson, Texas, Brother-Efren Suaste of Dawson, Texas, Brother-Alex Ruiz of Dawson, Texas, Aunt-Manuela Suaste of Dawson, TX, Uncle-Ciro Suaste of Italy, TX, Aunt-Hugalano Salgado of Houston, TX, Cousin-Jeronimo Suaste of Frost, TX, Cousin-Meleiso Suaste of Frost, TX, Cousin-Frances Abundis of Italy, TX, Cousin-Kimberly Manrriquez of Frost, TX. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, There will be a Rosary Service with visitation 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Thursday, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 10:00 AM Friday, August 11, 2006, Father Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will be at Dawson Cemetery in Dawson, Texas.

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Laura Marily Suaste, 18, of Dawson passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, in Navarro County. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Three killed in early morning wreck on Camp Wanica road

It was two days before school started for 2006 that the group of students and former students took off for the lake, to play a little football and goof off after their shifts at the various restaurants. But the night ended tragically when two of the three cars full of teenagers and young adults crashed on FM 637, informally known as Camp Wanica Road, in southeastern Navarro County, killing three.

Laura Suaste, 18, who had graduated from Dawson High School just two months earlier; Benjamin Mora, 16, of Corsicana High; and Antonio Moreno, 20, of Lee School of Choice, died in the early morning car wreck Aug. 8.

The tragic incident cast a shadow over the first weeks of school, especially in the small Dawson high school, where Suaste had been a student leader. She was remembered at Dawson’s 2006 Homecoming, where the former homecoming queen was supposed to have crowned her successor.

A Department of Public Safety report put the blame for the wreck on excessive speed and unsafe driving, but no charges have been filed in the case.
 


Antonio Alejandro Moreno
May 26, 1986 - Aug 8, 2006

Mr. Antonio Alejandro Moreno, age 20, of Corsicana, Texas, died Tuesday, August 8, 2006.

He is survived by his parents-Jose Antonio & Aida Aracely Moreno of Corsicana, Texas, Sister-Esmeralda Ruby Moreno of Corsicana, Texas Brother-Jose Antonio Moreno of Corsicana, Texas & Grandfather-Antoniuo Moreno of Mexico.

Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, August 9, 2006. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 3:00 PM Thursday, August 10, 2006 , Rev. Jose Vasquez officiating. Interment will be at
Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.

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Antonio Alejandro Moreno, 20, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, in Navarro County. Services will be 3 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jose Vasquez officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

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Edith Holton
abt 1915 - Aug 9, 2006

Edith Holton, 91, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, in Corsicana. Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Edith Lorene Greer
Aug 11, 1918 - Aug 8, 2006

Miss Eidth Lorene Greer, 87, of Waco, Texas passed away on August 8, 2006 in Waco, Texas.
She was born in Henderson County, Texas to John and Ollie Ezzell Greer on August 11, 1918.

Service will be at 10:00 A.M. on August 9, 2006 in Rice Cemetery.

Survivors include niece Margaret Walker of Albuquerque, NM. and nephews Harold Ray Griffith of Eustace, TX. and Frank Greer of Corsicana, TX.


Richard Leslie Ratliff
Jul 30, 1959 - Aug 9, 2006

Mr. Richard Leslie Ratliff, 47, of Trinity passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 in Waco, Texas. He was born on July 30, 1959 in Dallas, Texas.
He was a member of the Baptist church, and worked a mechanic.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Friday, August 11, 2006 at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2006 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clay Born officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakwood cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael Newkirk, Charles Lee, Roy Clark, III, Bobby Clark, Chris Villafranco and Jeff Calvery.

He was preceded in death by his Mother, Geraldine Wedgeworth.

He is survived by a Daughter, Brandi Ratliff of Trinity, TX., Grandson, Richard Ratliff of Trinity, TX., Granddaughter, Skyler Jones of Trinity, TX., Father, Robert Lee Ratliff of Trinity, TX., Sisters, Sharon Villafranco of Lancaster, TX., Mickey Holifield of Tulsa, OK., Debra Ratliff of Tulsa, OK., Robbie McGuire of Grapevine, TX., Pamela Clark of Dallas, TX., Rhonda Clay of Durant, OK., and Tommie Cobb of Allen, TX. Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Cousins.


James Cleo Marshall, Sr.
Jul 16, 1926 - Aug 7, 2006

Mr. James Cleo Marshall, Sr., age 80, of Rice, Texas, went to be with his savior and be reunited with his wife Monday, August 7, 2006, at his residence. He Served in the Navy during World War II.

He is survived by: Son & Daughter-in-law-James & Debbie Marshall of Grand Prairie, TX, Son & Daughter-in-law-Sam & Kim Marshall of Corsicana, TX, Daughter & Son-in-law-Dian & Glen Roof of Cleburne, TX, Daughter-Alma Furgason of Rice, TX, Daughter & Son-in-law-Lue Ann & Robbie Wilhoite of Ennis, TX, Daughter & Son-in-law-Susie & Michael Baker of Rice, TX, Sister-Mary Sliger of Mesquite, TX, Sister-Nancy Pool of Quinlan, TX, Sister-Ann Chandler of Grand Prairie, TX, Sister-Janice Hancock of Corsicana, TX, Eleven Grandchildren, Ten Great Grandchildren, Numerous Cousins, Nieces, Nephews & Friends. He was preceded in death by his Parents-Richard Sam & Velma Odell Musick Marshall, Wife-Nettie Lou Shue Marshall, Grandson-James Ferguson, Jr., Grandson-Jamie Bancroft, Two Great Grand Babies, Brother-Richard Pearl Marshall, Sister-Mildred Bybee, and Sister-Billie Davis.

Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, August 9, 2006. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Thursday, August 10, 2006. Interment will be at
Rice Cemetery in Rice, Texas.

Jason Wade Dunn
Jan 3, 1969 - Aug 6, 2006

JASON WADE DUNN

Mr. Jason Wade Dunn, 37, of Frost passed away at his residence on Sunday, August 6, 2006. He was born on January 3, 1969 in Jackson, Tennessee.

He worked as a telephone installer.

Memorial Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2006 at the First Baptist Church of Barry with Bro. Gene Gibson officiating.

He is survived by a Son, Dylan Dunn of McKinney, TX., Parents, James W. & Janice Dunn of Frost, TX., Sisters, Jody Berkowitz of Valley Mills, TX., Jennifer Siddons of Dawson, TX., Jamie Rowe of Waco, TX., Brothers, Jeff Fields of Oxford Jct, IA. and Tom Fields of Davenport, IA. Numerous Nieces & Nephews.

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Mr. Jason Wade Dunn

Mr. Jason Wade Dunn, 37, of Frost passed away at his residence on Sunday, August 6, 2006. He was born on January 3, 1969 in Jackson, Tennessee.
He worked as a telephone installer.

Memorial Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2006 at the First Baptist Church of Barry with Bro. Gene Gibson officiating.

He is survived by a Son, Dylan Dunn of McKinney, TX., Parents, James W. & Janice Dunn of Frost, TX., Sisters, Jody Berkowitz of Valley Mills, TX., Jennifer Siddons of Dawson, TX., Jamie Rowe of Waco, TX., Brothers, Jeff Fields of Oxford Jct, IA. and Tom Fields of Davenport, IA. Numerous Nieces & Nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jason Wade Dunn

Jason Wade Dunn, 37, of Frost passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, in Frost.

Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Barry Baptist Church with Brother Gene Gipson officiating.

Mr. Dunn was born Jan. 3, 1969, in Jackson, Tenn.

Survivors include his father, James W. Dunn of Frost; mother, Janice Dunn of Frost; son, Dylan Dunn of McKinney; sisters, Jody Berkowitz of Valley Mills, Jennifer Siddons of Dawson and Jamie Rowe of Waco; brothers, Jeff Fields of Oxford Junction, Iowa and Tom Fields of Davenport, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Willie Russell
Feb 6, 1905 - Aug 11, 2006

Willie Russell, 101, of Kerens passed away Friday, August 11, 2006, in Kerens at the Kerens Care Center.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. with family there from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 15 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Goodlow with the Reverends Ernest Betts and Nathan Carter officiating. Interment will follow at the Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dale Crawford, Bruce Franklin, Ted Stovall, Jeffrey Betts, Johnnie Betts, and Ross Washington.

Mr. Russell was born February 6, 1905, in Pelican, Louisiana. His parents moved to Texas when Willie was seven years old. Willie started working for the late Nace Crawford at the age of 12, and has remained a part of the Crawford family his entire life. He was part of the Ickey Crawford family for many years; and for the past 15 years, has been an "associate grandfather" of the Russ Crawford family. With the birth of Sidney Robertson, Russ’ granddaughter, Willie has helped with and been a part of the Crawfords for six generations.

Willie worked for years as a carpenter’s helper, but will be remembered most as doing yard work around Kerens – he could always be found mowing yards in a pair of kakis, a nice shirt, and a necktie, and always had a bounce in his step and was humming a song. He was "Uncle Willie" to most everyone in Kerens. He proudly served as the oldest member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Goodlow.

Mr. Russell is survived by Russ and Lanelle Crawford of Kerens, Cody, Courtney and Sidney Robertson of Athens, Jeremy and Cadey Gillert of Chandler, and Kelley Crawford of Huntsville; numerous descendents of the Nace Crawford family from all over Texas; great-nephew Alva and Elinor Jackson of Dallas, great nephew Willie B. Perkins of Dallas, great-niece Lillie and L. V. Daniels of Dallas; and many, many friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Benjamin ‘Ben’ Mora
Aug 18, 1989 - Aug 8, 2006

Benjamin “Ben” Mora, 16, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, in Navarro County.

Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Calvary Catholic Cemetery with the Rev. Danilo Ramos and Deacon Lewis Palos officiating.

Pallbearers will be Javier Carranza, Robert Carranza, Steven Rouston, Bobbie Miller, Chris Velasquez, Moises Carranza, Alex Mora and Joe Mora.

Ben was born Aug. 18, 1989, in Stockton, Calif., to Odilon Mora and Tina Castillo Mora. He was a junior at Corsicana High School.

Survivors include his parents, Odilon and Tina Mora of Corsicana; brothers, Robert Carranza, Javier Carranza and Alex Mora, all of Corsicana; sister, Lisa Ivarra of Rogers, Ark.; grandfather, Fermin Mora of Mexico; grandmother, Caroline Castellanos; great-grandmothers, Lora Castillo and Connie Castellanos, all of Stockton, Calif.; aunts and uncles, Rosalind Quinones of Stockton, Calif., Raymond Padilla of Stockton, Calif., Manuel Mora, Angel Mora and Juvenal Mora, all of Corsicana, and Fortino Mora of Mexico; and nieces, Maryea Carranza of Corsicana and Savannah Zunigina of Stockton, Calif.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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