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    Bridges, Charles

    Charles Edward (Chuck) Bridges, 88 passed away Dec. 31, 2019 at his home in Rogers, Arkansas. A native of Corsicana, Texas, he was born Nov. 21, 1931, the son of the late Samuel and Mary Bridges. He is survived by his wife of the home, Jean; a daughter Laura; two sons, Donald and wife Vicky, and Steven and wife Kathy; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A veteran of the Korean war, Charles was a loving husband, father and hard-working entrepreneur. A Memorial service will be held Feb. 1, 2020. at the Salvation Army Chapel in Corsicana, Texas. Memorials can be made to the Corsicana, Texas Salvation Army or St. Jude’s…

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    DAVIS, Ida

    Ida Maude Davis, 98, of Hubbard, Texas passed away peacefully on Jan. 16, 2020 at Heritage Oak West Nursing Home in Corsicana, Texas. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 at St. Paul AME Church in Hubbard. Interment will be in Valley View Cemetery. A Viewing will be held Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the McDowell Funeral Home in Waco. Arrangements by McDowell Funeral Homes LLC.

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    CRAWFORD, John

    John Robert Crawford, known to many as “JC” (or “Uncle Wonderful”,) was born Sept. 13, 1932, in Teague, Texas. He was the only child of parents Vera Coburn Crawford and Leonard Hayden Crawford. He died peacefully, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at the age of 87 surrounded by family in his home in Corsicana, Texas. John moved to Corsicana while in junior high and spent his childhood summers playing with his Coburn cousins at his grandparent’s home in Donie, Texas. He was a Troop 243 Eagle Scout at the early age 16, the youngest ever in Navarro County at the time. Johnny was one of the most prominent students at Corsicana…

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    Bittner, Chlodine

    Chlodine Hulsey Bittner passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. She was 95 years old and a resident of The Village at Heritage Oaks in Corsicana. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with services to follow. Interment will be held at Resthaven Memorial Park. An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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    MONTGOMERY, Gene

    Gene Montgomery, 81, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Jan. 13, 2020 in Corsicana. He was born Dec. 12, 1938 to the parents of Willie and Gladys Montgomery. He is survived by his loving wife Pam; his sons, Danny and wife Rosemary, Tommy and wife Staci, and Adam and wife Vicki; five grandchildren, Weston, Garrett, Hannah, Haddi and Harper. He is also survived by his sisters, Joyce Tapley and Marie Wilkins along with in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews. He was known for his unconditional love for his family, friends, and deer hunting. His genuine smile and kindness are what drew so many to him. You could always count on a…

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    BROWN, Ray

    Ray Deen Brown, Jr. was born July 3, 1963 and passed away Jan. 12, 2020. Ray was known as Deen by friends and family. He spent his career life working in water treatment plants, gaining a vast amount of knowledge of chemicals to make safe, clean drinking water. He was awarded Outstanding Professional Award for his contributions to the industry, the environment and public health in 2012. Deen lived by the biblical scripture “work as though you are working for the Lord” and had an extraordinary work ethic. He lived his life the same way outside of the workplace, always considering if The Lord would be pleased with him in…

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    DUNAGAN, Kenneth

    Kenneth Ardway Dunagan left his worldly home on Jan. 10, 2020 at the age of 64. Kenneth was born to Otis and Oma Mae Dunagan on Nov. 21, 1955. Kenneth graduated from Corsicana High School in 1974 and went on to attend Navarro College and University of North Texas. Kenneth was a skilled artist and woodworker. He worked for East Texas Medical Center and later for Corsicana Fire and Rescue where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant and retired at over 18 years of service. Kenneth was a member of various organizations and fraternities including the Jaycees and Masonic Lodge and is a Past Master of Winkler Lodge #826.…

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    King, Whit

    Whit “Sonny” King, Jr. age 94, passed away peacefully Thursday morning Jan. 9, 2020 at Twilight Nursing Home. Graveside services with Military Honors will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at New Pursley Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Pursley Missionary Baptist Church Youth Fund 8120 FM 642 Purdon, Texas 76679. An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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    HOLLINGSWORTH, Rita

    Rita Jean Hollingsworth, 90, of Blooming Grove, died Jan. 6, 2020 at Twilight Nursing Home. Rita was born on Dec. 28, 1929 to Samuel Gardner Moore, Sr. and Martha Payne Moore in Frost, texas and was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bobby Gene Hollingsworth; son, Paul Gary Hollingsworth; and siblings, Ruben (Jack) Moore, Robert (Mike) Moore, Reba Moore Thompson, Rozene Moore Shadix, Ralph Moore, Samuel Gardner Moore, Jr., and William Ray Moore. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Jeff Jenkins of Blooming Grove; grandchildren, Mandy and John Norwood of Houston, Cody and Bristi Jenkins of Suwanee, Ga, and Amy and Jonathan Alvis of Spring,…

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    Hawkins, Charles

    Charles Kraig Hawkins, age 50, found peace on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Kraig was born on June 9, 1969 to Charles and Patsy Hawkins. Kraig grew up in Kerens, playing Little League baseball and Little Dribblers, going to Gibson’s with his daddy on Saturdays and playing with his tractors on the shag carpet. Kraig graduated from Kerens High School in 1987. He was in the graduating Class of 1994 Navarro College Police Academy. He also graduated from Navarro College with an Associates degree in 1995. Kraig enjoyed hunting and fishing but his favorite was boogie boarding in Galveston. Kraig married Lea on September 26, 1993. They had three children, Hunter,…

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    Slauson, Joann

    Joann Banks Slauson, of Thornton, was called home to our Lord on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Born Oct. 17, 1939 to Dona and Ivan Banks. Joann was a precocious child. She adored working along side her father as he built houses and fixed roofs. It was evident from an early age that she loved the outdoors and this stayed with her all her life as she worked in her greenhouse and mowed her 80 acre farm. She married Frederick C. T. Slauson in 1957 and raised five loving children who all inherited her independent mind and will. Joann had a thirst for knowledge and learning from an early age. So,…

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    BRAGER, Josephine

    Josephine W. Brager, 99, of Barry passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 at Garrison Nursing Home in Garrison, TX. A private family graveside service is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 at Oakwood Cemetery with Mr. Dan Patterson officiating. An online guestbook is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Josephine W. Brager obituary. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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    Dycus, David

    David Dwane (Punchy) Dycus was born Dec. 16, 1940 in Corsicana and got called up to be with his beloved Linda on the morning of Jan. 5, 2020. David was proud that he lived most of his life in the town that he loved, Corsicana. You could always find him at Tiger Stadium on Friday nights. Many might know him from when he coached t-ball and midget league baseball. In fact, an entire generation of kids probably learned their first curse words from him. He loved coaching and mentoring children. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and in his younger days, raised and hunted with bird dogs. Others probably…

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    Martinez, Rodrigo

    Rodrigo Martinez, Sr., 69 of Kerens, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 at his residence, He work many years for Texas Materials and was a devout Catholic. Rosary service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at Paschal Funeral Home with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at Paschal Funeral Home with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating and burial to follow in the Kerens Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Juana Martinez of Kerens, sons, Rodrigo Martinez, Jr. of The Colony and Emilio Martinez of Pampa and daughter, Marilu Fleming of Little Elm, Texas. Arrangements by Paschal…

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    Lee, Betty

    Betty L. Lee, 81 of Trinidad, Texas, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 at her residence. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 at Paschal Funeral Home. Graveside service is scheduled for noon, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 at the Trinidad Cemetery with Rev Tommy Bolton officiating. Betty was born July 2, 1938 in Trinidad to Tom A. Bradley and Etta Mae Quinn Bradley. She worked many years as an office clerk at Oil City Iron Works in Corsicana. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tom Lee; son, Jimmy Lee; brothers, Sonny Bradley and Bobby Bradley. She is survived by her daughter,…

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    Griggs, Floyd

    Floyd “Jack” Griggs, 87 of Kerens, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 at his residence in Kerens. Jack was born Friday, June 17, 1932 in Kerens to Joseph Elkings Griggs and Myrtle Josephine Wright Griggs. He worked many years for the City of Kerens and several years for Acme Brick Co. in Malakoff, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, twin brother Lloyd “Bill” Griggs, Georgia Maglene Ross, Robert Lee Griggs, Mattie Jewell Anderson, Henry Clay Griggs, Ector Lee Griggs, Clifton Griggs, Nora Lee May, Mary Sue Phillips, and Ruby Doris Chrisman. Jack is survived by niece, Clara Jo McMillan and husband Butch of Kerens and numerous…