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    COMPTON, Bobby

    Bobby Clifford Compton went to his heavenly home Aug. 16, 2019. He was born in Purdon, Tx on June 20, 1935 to Alma Lane and Thomas Allen Compton. Bobby leaves behind the love of his life, “Honey” Dianne Brown Compton. They would have celebrated 58 years of marriage on Sept. 11, 2019. In 1953 Purdon High School held their graduation ceremony with Bobby Compton as the Valedictorian, Most Athletic, Most Handsome and Most Popular. Every year since 1953 he planned the 1953 class reunion. Every year there was 100% attendance. Bobby was the one and only graduating senior. He always laughed saying he was the only Valedictorian with an average…

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    Dunagan, Betty

    On Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, Betty Jean (Keele) Dunagan, loving mother of five, adoring grandmother of 10, and doting great grandmother of 11, passed away at the age of 82. Betty was born on Dec. 22, 1936 in Corsicana to Lillie Ruth (Glasgow) Keele and Charlie Orville Keele. On Dec. 10, 1952, she married her forever sweetheart, Robert Baker Dunagan. They raised three sons, Bobby Lynn, Mitcheal Glenn, and Bradley Baker, and two daughters, Kathy Jean and Karen Lee. Grandchildren include: Amanda Lee, Joseph Anthony, Krystal Lynn, Samantha Rae, David Nathaniel, Tammie Lynn, Megan Rae, Charles Kellan, Branden Len and Brody Tipton. great grandchildren include: Colin Ryan, Brijido (BJ), Tristan…

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    SKINNER,, Teri

    Teri Derden Skinner, age 59 of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at her home after a long battle with diabetes, kidney failure and many other health issues. Teri was born on March 7, 1960 in Corsicana. She was a lifelong resident of Navarro County. Teri took pride in taking care of the house, her family, and her animals. In her free time she loved to fish, hunt, and spend time outdoors. She loved to take care of her yard, plants, and trees. She enjoyed going to garage sales and taking trips to the casino. Teri was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Perry Derden and Peggy Lewis…

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    JENKINS, Desmond

    Minister Desmond Terraine Jenkins entered into rest Wednesday Aug. 14, 2019 at 33 years of age. He was born to Ernest Jenkins and Vassandral Trimble July 5, 1986. He received his formal education at Trinidad ISD, where he was a stellar student and athlete. He continued his academic and athletic prowess at Baylor University where he received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the Hankamer School of Business and a Juris Doctorate from Baylor Law School. Desmond also had the honor of serving as his Law School’s Class President and was a member of Baylor Bear Football as a safety. After graduation, Desmond worked for several law firms, eventually settling…

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    GORDEN, Raymond

    Raymond Gorden passed away Aug. 20, 2019 at his home in Barry surrounded by his family. Born Aug. 7, 1939 to Edward Lee Gorden and Tillie Gorden Ward. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings Bill Gorden, Daisy Scruggs, Maxine Gorden and Ray Dean Gorden. Raymond married the love of his life, Patsy Worsham Gorden on Oct. 19, 1961. He is survived by three daughters: Lisa Gant, Lori Rackard and husband Billy, Leah Molter and husband Mark, 10 grandchildren, Christina Kormos husband Tony, Morgan Gant and Andy Balcom, Aaron and Derrick Gant, Cole and Dalton Rackard, Mason, Brooke, Brenna and Kendall Molter, as well as two great…

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    Watson, Elfredia

    Elfredia Dalphine Watson, entered into rest Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 at 61 years of age, at the Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia, Texas. She was born to Fred Watson, Jr. and Virdie Radford Watson July 17, 1958 in Corsicana. She received her formal education in the Corsicana ISD, and professed Christ in her early life and united with the Thirteenth Avenue Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Watson, Jr., and brother Franklin D. Watson. Survivors include mother, Virdie Radford Davis; five brothers, John Watson (Linda), Fred D. Watson (Marsha), Donald C. Watson (Marie), Virgil L. Watson (Venessa) and William E. Watson; sister, Vickie J. O’Hare…

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    Potter, Darren

    Darren Lee Potter, 55, of Corsicana was born on Dec. 4, 1963 in Towanda, Pa. He left this earth on July 18, 2019 in Corsicana. Darren was employed by Land Mart Inc.and was a United States Army veteran. He attended Rocori Senior High School in Cold Springs, MN. He studied automotives at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. Darren enjoyed being outside. He loved watching NASCAR and the Vikings play football. Darren was a man of all trades and could fix anything. Darren in survived by his wife, Stacy; daughter, Alaina; son, Jaxon and step-daughter, Kaleigh Coats and husband, Justin Coats, and grandson, Brody Coats, of Whitehouse. Darren is also…

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    Sanders, Virginia

    Virginia Sanders of Waxahachie passed away peacefully of natural causes in her apartment at Brookdale Assisted Living in Waxahachie, TX on Aug. 16, 2019 at the age of 93. She was born on June 19, 1926 in Washburn, (20 miles east of Amarillo) to parents Lila Druin Roberson and Ellery Dall Roberson. She grew up in Amarillo and graduated from Amarillo High School in 1944. She loved playing the piano and was an accomplished violinist playing in both the Junior and Senior Amarillo Symphony Orchestras. On May 28, 1946, she married Royce Lindsay Sanders after he returned home from serving in World War II. In 1948, Royce surrendered to the…

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    Bobby Clifford Compton, Bobby

    Bobby Clifford Compton went to his heavenly home Aug.16, 2019. He was born in Purdon, Tx on June 20, 1935 to Alma Lane and Thomas Allen Compton. Bobby leaves behind the Love of his life, “Honey” Dianne Brown Compton. They would have celebrated 58 years of marriage on Sept. 11, 2019. In 1953 Purdon High School held their graduation ceremony with Bobby Compton as the Valedictorian, Most Athletic, Most Handsome and Most Popular. Every year since 1953 ge planned the 1953 class reunion. Every year there was 100% attendance. Bobby was the one and only graduating senior. He always laughed saying he was the only Valedictorian with an average of…

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    Burkey, Bobbie

    Bobbie Ruth Burkey went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. She was born Sept. 27, 1932 in Draw, Texas to Lewis and Tressie Kenly. She married the love of her life, James E. Burkey on June 26, 1950 in Lubbock, Texas. They were blessed with three children, seven grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Bobbie was preceded in death by husband Jimmy, her parents and step-mother, Rose. She will be greatly missed by her children, Karen and Rex Clayton of Tishomingo, OK, Terri and Drew Atkinson of Greenville, TX and Randy and Kelli Burkey of Corsicana and grandchildren Kendra Webb and Gary, Kyle Clayton and April,…

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    Jacobs, Fred

    Fred Jacobs, 88, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gene Ratcliff officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. An online guestbook is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Fred Jacobs obituary. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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    Cotton, Vernia

    Vernia Carter Cotton, a Corsicana resident passed away Aug. 12, 2019 at her residence. She retired from Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. Viewing will take place one hour prior to service. Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday Aug. 17, 2019 at Mt. B Zion Baptist Church in Goodlow, Rev. Nathan Carter, pastor. Services are under the direction of Jackson Community Funeral Home 1412 MLK Jr. Blvd Waxahachie, Tx. 972-937-5380.

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    STEPHENS, Carla

    Carla Jo Stephens, 54, passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. She is survived by her mom; step-dad; brother, Brian Stephens and Sally. Cremation under the care of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. A private family burial will be held at a Bardwell Cemetery family plot. For more information call Frances Fairfield at 903-326-5129.

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    Shifflett, Lane

    Lane Howard Shifflett passed away at the age of 14 on Aug. 11, 2019 in Corsicana. He was born to Dustin and Kaycie Shifflett on Feb. 15, 2005 in Waxahachie. Lane lived in Frost and attended Frost ISD. He loved playing basketball and football for Frost. Lane loved everything outdoors. He loved fishing, hunting, and riding his gator. If it had wheels and a motor, Lane would be on it. He loved helping his Poppie. He would stack hay with the tractor, move things with the fork lift, or crawl under a truck to help his daddy fix it. Lane loved hanging with his friends and cousins. He was all…

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    Carty, Ruby

    For most people, the only time their name graces the pages of a newspaper is when they pass away. An attempt is made to summarize their life and the impact they made on humanity in multiple paragraphs. I guess it is easy to list their relatives, the organizations in which they were a member, the places in which they were employed, but how do you convey the attributes of a spark? Because when you are describing the life of Ruby Davis Carty, that is what you are dealing with. A fiery spark that lit up the lives of all who knew her. It is a wonder the spark inside Ruby…

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    HERNANDEZ, Maria

    Rosary for Maria “Tonette” Antonieta Hernandez will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 at 3000 Hwy. 22 in Corsicana. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 16, 2019. In memory of Tonette Hernandez please wear pink to each gathering in honor of her. Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary.

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    A. Derwood

    A. Derwood “Pop” Penney, 78 was born on Feb. 13, 1941 to Curtis and Harmolena Penney of Corsicana, Texas. He went to be with the Lord on Aug. 10, 2019. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug.14, 2019 at Northside Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Lamb. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Skip Johnson, Matt Podjenski, Brett Doe, Kyle Freeman, Larry Meador, Greg Baumgartner, Roberto Gallegos, Brock Holt and Chris Davis. Honorary Pallbearers will be life long friend Jimmy Dawson and all current and former Navarro…

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    HUDSON, Lorrie

    Lorrie Clark Hudson, age 58, passed away on August 8, 2019 at Medical City in Dallas. She was born on November 27, 1960 in Corsicana to Kennith and Betty Clark. Lorrie married James Hudson on June 8, 1991, and stayed happily married for 28 years. She loved her family, teaching, Corsicana Tigers football games, her special puppies, Smokey and Gizzmo. Lorrie also loved to travel, enjoyed watching football, and was the biggest Dallas Cowboys fan. She was at Palmer ISD elementary as a teacher/coach and Corsicana ISD (Sam Houston Elementary) for many years, and loved each of her students as her own. Lorrie was preceded in death by her parents,…

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    MCCLENDON, Joy

    Joy Elaine White McClendon passed peacefully in her sleep in Nashville, Tn, on Aug. 6, 2019. Joy was born in Petty’s Chapel May 20, 1928, the daughter of Ezra and Nettie Helen White. She later moved to Powell with the family and attended Powell school. Joy was a student at Navarro Junior College when she met Coy Wayne “CW” McClendon, a decorated WW II veteran. They were married in 1949 and remained devoted to each other until his passing in 2016. Joy and CW raised two children, Vicki Elaine McClendon Rowe of Nashville, Tn, and Dan David McClendon of Burleson, Tx. The couple lived in Powell for their entire life…

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    Wasson, Homer

    Our community lost a pillar on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 at the age of 90, surrounded by his family. Homer Gene Wasson was born on July 1, 1929 in Bazette, Texas to Homer and Alta (Fields) Wasson. He attended school in Powell, Texas. After graduating high school, he attended Navarro College, where he earned a scholarship to play basketball, and earned his degree in 1951. He then served in the United States Marine Corps. He married Jann Fain Wasson in 1955 and they were blessed with three children. Homer Gene worked as a cotton farmer and retired after 24 years from the U.S. Postal Service. He proudly served on several…

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    Lee, Meagan

    Meagan Nicole Lee, 32, of Mertens passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at her residence. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 at Trail to the Cross Cowboy Church in Hillsboro at 226 Stadium Road, Hillsboro, Texas 76645 with Bro. Johnny Roland officiating. Cremation under the direction of Corley Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Meagan Nicole Lee obituary. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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    West, Sammy

    Sammy West, a true cowboy legend who lived by the “Cowboy Code,” left for greener pastures on July 17, 2019, one day after the 56th anniversary of his marriage to the love of his life, Rita Ragland West. Born Samuel Edward West to Paul E. and Vay Bellah West on April 9, 1944, Sammy’s second and third years were spent in Roane, Texas, where he delighted the neighbors (and embarrassed his mother) by sneaking out of the house and dropping by all the neighbors for “snacks.” From the age of about 5, his favorite summers were spent in West Texas with his maternal aunts and uncles near Throckmorton and Woodson,…

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    Hicks, Billy

    Billy Eldon Hicks, 87 years old, of Corsicana Texas left to be with his sweet Kay, the evening of July 28, 2019. It’s what he always talked about: missing “his Sweet Kay.” He was born April 24, 1932 in Boliver, Texas to Albert Eugene Hicks and Charley Cletus (Smith) Hicks. Bill grew up in Ponder, Texas where he graduated from Ponder High School. He was an exemplary basketball A team starter who often led Ponder’s victories. His basketball day memories are those moments one could watch his eyes light up and his wide smile uncover his true passion for sports. He was drafted into the Army where he served in…

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    BLAIR, D.J.

    D.J. Blair Jr. was born in Eureka, Texas. He passed on July 31, 2019, at home and in the presence of his loving family. Blair worked in the Corsicana area for over 50 years, most notably contributing to Navarro Regional Hospital, Adams Hat Factory, Chattanooga Glass, and Corsicana ISD. He also dedicated his life to serving in spiritual ministry as a Jehovah’s Witness. He was preceded in death by his parents, D.J. Blair Sr. and Dossie Mae and his siblings Henry, Walter, Bettye, Brady, W.H. and two siblings that died in childhood. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Doris Jean Blair; siblings Gladys and Morgan (Natalie) Blair;…

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    Edwards, Patricia

    Patricia Ann Edwards, 64, Corsicana, passed away July 29,2019 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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    Andrews, Robbie

    Robbie Rose Andrews of Corsicana, left her earthly home to join her heavenly family, on Thursday July 25, 2019 at the age of 62. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard E. Andrews, and parents H.L. (Buddy) and Helen Barclay Andrews She leaves behind her son, Brandon Andrews and wife Alicia, her precious grandsons, Gage, Gavin and Grayson Andrews; her sister, Elizabeth A. Schultz and husband David and their children, Waylon Schultz, Nicole Schultz and daughter Charlotte Rose Caufield; brothers Homer L. Andrews and partner Mark A. Rash, Daniel C. Andrews and wife Barbara and their children Daniel Andrews and wife Mandy and their children, Amy Kerr and…

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    HAILEY, Larry

    Viewing services for Larry Hailey, Sr. will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 at Roane Chapel Church located at 100 S. Parham St. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at Lifeline Fellowship Church located at 5301 W. Hwy. 31. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery.

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    Murphey, Billie

    Billie Murphey went to paradise peacefully with her daughter and many other family members and special friends by her side. She lived a life of dignity, gracefulness and a little proudfulness. She was born to William and Altha Hinds in Coleman, Texas; second of five siblings and whose father left when Billie was 10 years old. Mother met my daddy in WWII early days when daddy was training in boot camp for deployment. They married Jan. 8, 1946 soon after they had their first beautiful daughter, Sharon and nine years later their second beautiful girl Janet. We eventually relocated from Victoria to Corsicana where daddy was from. Daddy and mother…