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Navarro County, Texas Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Navarro County, Texas Obituary Collection - 13

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Date: Thursday, 20 May 2010, at 4:05 p.m.

Charles S. "Mac' McClanahan
Charles S. "Mac" McClanahan, 87, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Joe Sims Sr., Monty Trimble, Norman Gilcrease, Ross Maxfield, Harold Williamson and David Taylor.
Mr. McClanahan was born March 12, 1914 in Dallas to Lonnie and Hattie McClanahan. He graduated from Mexia High School in 1933, and played four years of football as a Mexia Black Cat known as "Spec McClanahan." He worked in the East Texas oil field until 1939.
After moving to Corsicana in 1939, he served during the war as a "lead-man" ship welder in the Houston shipyards. He owned and operated the Texaco Service Station on Seventh Avenue beginning in 1939. He began McClanahan Rentals in 1964, and opened the first automatic car wash in Corsicana in 1967. He expanded McClanahan Rentals to West Seventh Avenue in 1973, and retired in 1980 selling to his son Chuck.
Mr. McClanahan was an active member, Sunday school teacher of many years and deacon of First Baptist Church in Corsicana. He was an active member of Corsicana Noon Lions Club, First Baptist Church Solid Rockers Choir, Gideon International, and was a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America. He was a charter member of the Texas Rental Association and a member of the American Rental Association.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jo L. McClanahan in 1990; and brothers, Virgil and Oneal McClanahan.
Mr. McClanahan is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Susan McClanahan of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Joe Garner of Lubbock and Lana and Dewayne Gragg of Corsicana; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Edith Smith of Tulsa, Okla. and Ouisa Robbins of Claremore, Okla.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Judith Elaine Kirven
Judith Elaine Kirven, 47, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
A wake service will be held at 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.
Funeral Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel with the Rev G. Skinner officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Gregory Skinner Jr., Laron Skinner, Melvin Freeman, Jerome Freeny, Arron Borens, Lee Skinner, Cedric Freeman, Andy Linscome, Willie Freeny and Robert Skinner.
Ms. Kirven was born Jan. 21, 1954 in Houston.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Alice Kirven and her father that reared her, L.B. Skinner.
She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Alice M. Thomas (Derrick) and Stephanie J. Kirven (Jason) all of Corsicana; son, Marshall J. Kirven of Dallas; grandchildren, Porshay, Charles Ray, Cieara, Jason, Arthur, Daldrick and Marshae; mother that reared her, Laura L. Whitehead of Dallas; sisters, Rosalind Kirven, Bobbie Brackens, Teri Allen and Vandora Skinner, all of Dallas; brothers, Bobby Skinner, L.B. Skinner, Robert Skinner and Eugene Skinner, all of Dallas; aunts, Gussie Freeman and ElaMae Johnson; seven nieces, 12 nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Bettie Joe Davis Bowden
Bettie Joe Davis Bowden, 72, of Longview passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 in Batesville, Ark.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Croley Funeral Home in Gilmer.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Croley Funeral Chapel in Gilmer with Brother Ben Clayton officiating. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Upshur County.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Clakley, Justin Clakley, Hunter Jarvis, Jerry Morehead, David Phillips and Chuck Stearns. Honorary pallbearers will be the Fellowship Baptist Church men's Sunday school class.
Mrs. Bowden was born Nov. 19, 1928 in Gilmer. She married Charles M. Bowden Aug. 1, 1947 in Gilmer. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Charles M. Bowden of Longview; son, Charles D. Bowden of Waco; daughters, Teri Clakley of Whitehouse, Vicki Morehead of Corsicana and Angelia Stearns of Johnson City; brothers, Bryan Davis of Wiley and Johnny Davis of Gilmer; sister, Ann Billingsley of Longview; and grandchildren, Hunter Jarvis, Laurie Bowden, Jerry Morehead, Hanna and David Phillips, Charlie and Justin Clakley, Chris Clakley and Cathy Stearns.
Arrangements by Croley Funeral Home of Gilmer.

William Boyd McCartney
William Boyd McCartney was called to enter his eternal home in heaven Oct. 17, 2001.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Rest Haven Funeral Home, State Highway 66 and Farm-to-Market Road 549, Rockwall.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 1408 S. Goliad, Rockwall, with the Rev. Keith P. Boone and the Rev. William Slack officiating. Interment will follow at Abston Cemetery in Lavon.
Pallbearers will be Robert Aycock, Brad Boyd, Stuart Hendry, Jeff Massey, Chuck Roark and David Taylor.
Mr. McCartney was born May 25, 1926 in Greenville to Ewell Pierce McCartney and O'Reda Boyd McCartney. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, most notably in the Battle of Okinawa. After the war, he attended SMU where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta. White at SMU, he married Martha "Patsy" Hendry. They raised their four children in Lavon and later Greenville.
Mr. McCartney's business career began in 1948 with the L.G. Balfour Co. After a distinguished career with Balfour, he established two companies in 1971, a collegiate retail store near SMU and a jewelry manufacturing wholesale business which served college bookstores and campus shops nationwide. Both of these companies are still family owned and operated 30 years later.
His passion which exceeded his interest in business was of farming and ranching. It was while working on his grandfather's farm in his youth that Mr. McCartney's love of raising cattle and crops was developed. For almost all of his adult life, he had a working ranch, mostly in Rockwall and Hunt counties. The in 1985 when he retired from the business world, he acquired his dream ranch in Navarro County. He ran the ranch with as much interest and excitement in 2001 as he did on the day it was purchased.
He loved to dance and developed many lasting friendships through his love for big band music and push dancing. Those cherished friendships and his enormous love for his family will never be forgotten.
Mr. McCartney had an extraordinary zest for life. His boundless enthusiasm, his wonderful sense of humor and his tremendous smile will be missed by all who knew him. He was always young at heart and lived every day in full appreciation of God's wonder.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Billie Beaird McCartney who he married in 1990.
Mr. McCartney is survived by his children, Janet McCartney Johnson and husband Don of Greenville, Blake Boyd McCartney and wife Jolene of Heath, Carolyn McCartney Culbert and husband Steve of Dallas, and Martha McCartney Schar and husband Dwight of McLean, Va.; grandchildren, Mallory Culbert, Blair McCartney, Brooke McCartney, Stuart Schar and Spencer Schar; and sister, Barbara McCartney Mason and husband Jack of Norman, Okla.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or SMU.
Arrangements by Rest Haven Funeral Home of Rockwall.

David Redd
David Redd, 32, left this world to pass into eternal peace on Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Tyler.
Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at St. Matthew's Catholic Church with Monsignor John Flynn officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Park Cemetery.
Mr. Redd was born in Hutchinson, Kan. and spent most of his childhood years living in Hutchinson, Kan., Pittsburg, Kan. and Corsicana. He moved with his family to Proctor, Minn. and spent several years in high school there before graduating from Pine Tree High School in 1987. He was always a favorite classmate in Minnesota because he was the kid from the South who was willing to take jokes about where he was from and good naturedly give them right back.
He was married on Oct. 25, 1997 to Leslie Schroer. After spending a few years in Longview, they moved to Tyler. While shy at first, he could easily take over an entire crowd with his quick wit. He had a good heart, strong devotion to his wife, family and friends and a beautiful smile that would warm your heart. He would have done anything for his family and friends. He will be missed by all that knew him. He was a warm and caring man who was well liked by all that knew him. He was a special son to his family who were always proud of him for who he was.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Laura Lea; nephew, Ryan Anthony Nicholson; maternal grandparents, Lee and Mary Jaenicke; and paternal grandfather, Elmer Redd.
Mr. Redd is survived by his wife, Leslie of Tyler; mother and step father, Marlee and Chuck Schmitt of Longview; father, Dave Redd of Lufkin; parents-in-Iaw, Doug and Gloria Schroer of Longview; paternal grandmother, Wanda Redd of Kansas; and an uncle and wife, Vern and Pat Jaenicke of Texas.
The family requests memorials be made to the March of Dimes, 1809 W. Loop 281, Suite 100, PMB 158, Longview, Texas 75604; the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund; or a favorite charity.
Arrangements by Rader Funeral Home of Longview.

Erma Baker Walton
Erma Baker Walton, 84, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001 at Baylor Medical Center of Dallas.
A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel AME Church with the Rev. Billy Freeman officiating. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery.
Mrs. Walton was born Feb. 18, 1917 in Groesbeck. She was a member of the Bethel AME Church. She received her formal education in the Richland School District, G.W. Jackson High School and Jarvis Christian College. She is a retired school teacher of 38 years in the Corsicana Independent School District.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Hassie Baker and husband, Searcy Walton.
She is survived by sisters, Everletta Cavanaugh, Thelma Walker and Prentice Thronton; sister-in-law, Freddie Baker; brother-in-law, Curtis Cavanaugh and a host of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

William Freeman "Bill' Ponder
William Freeman "Bill" Ponder, 84, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating and assisted by the Rev. Buford Stockard and Brother Bill Honea. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be nephews.
Mr. Ponder was born April 5, 1917 in Frost to William F. and Nannie Albritton Ponder Sr. He grew up on a farm, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a pumper in the oil fields for 34 years, and retired from Crown Central Oil Company in 1984. He was a member of First Baptist Church for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and only brother, David A. Ponder.
Mr. Ponder is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ava Nell Bilberry Ponder of Corsicana; sisters, Gay Wright of Corsicana, Elizabeth Froese of Dallas, Catherin Stockard of Palestine, Norine Ponder of Dallas and Robbie Elmore of Frost; and sister-in-law, Ann Ponder of Dallas.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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