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Navarro County, Texas Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Navarro County, Texas Obituary Collection - 6

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Date: Thursday, 20 May 2010, at 4:02 p.m.

James H. 'Doc' Edgar
James H. "Doc" Edgar, 89, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002 at his residence.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church with the Rev. Mark Luera officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bob White Jr., Dan Arnold, Jim Arnold, Gerry Harris, Kim Wyatt and Gary Brown.
He was born Aug. 6, 1913 in Richland to Dr. James H. Edgar and Sally Mae Hill. He was raised in Richland and graduated from Richland High School. He received a bachelor of science in chemistry from East Texas State University in Commerce. He married Anna Lee Rainey of Commerce Dec. 14, 1938. He earned a master of science in chemistry studying at ETSU, University of Texas, Montana State University and Oregon State University. He served as a flight instructor in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
He served at Navarro Junior College as director and chairman of the science and mathematics division for over 27 years. He won numerous awards and was honored 12 years after his retirement with the dedication and naming of the James H. Edgar Lecture Hall in the Frank Neal Drane Science Building at Navarro College. He served on the supervisory committee of Central Texas Teachers Credit Union, the board of directors of Corsicana National Bank and as an officer of the bank's holding company.
He was a devout Christian and church life played an important role in his life and that of his family. He was a deacon and elder at First Christian Church of Corsicana. He was a community leader as well as serving in civic organizations including the Optimist Club and YMCA.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; wife, Ann; and sister, June Foster.
Survivors include his sisters, Joy Arnold of Plano and Zane Frost of Corsicana; brother-in-law, Bill Rainey and wife Dorothy of Marble Falls; daughters, Jan Moore and husband Z. Buford Moore of Corsicana and Sally Cooper and husband Dr. Cliff Cooper of Portland, Ore.; grandchildren, Sally Wise of Toledo, Ohio, Janna Massarelli of Corsicana, and Jenna and James Cooper of Portland, Ore.; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church building fund.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Genoveva F. Chavarria
Genoveva F. Chavarria, 73, of Mussey Township, Mich. passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002 at her residence.
A memorial service will be 6 p.m. today at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana with Dr. Robert Young, pastor, officiating.
She was born June 11, 1929 in Texas to Phillip and Carmen Jiminez Herrera. She married Pete Chavarria April 16, 1966 in Capac, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Andy and Willie Herrera; sisters, Connie Herrera and Betty Gonzales; and husband, Milo Frisinger.
Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Pete Chavarria; daughter, Carmen Chavarria of Yspilanti, Mich.; son, Pete Chavarria Jr. of Capac, Mich.; granddaughter, Felicia; grandson, Connor; sisters, Jessie Guzman of Lansing, Mich., Irene Aldama of Corsicana, Elena Garcia of Sylvan Lake, Mich., Carmen Zarate of Knoxville, Tenn. and Juanita Vasquez of Ortonville, Mich.; brother, Joe Herrera of Fraser, Mich.; many nieces and nephews including Robert Aldama, David Aldama, Rose Putman and Cindy Garcia of Corsicana and Liz Tallant of Purdon; and cousins.
Arrangements by Kaatz Funeral Directors of Capac, Mich.

Mae Lea Conner
Mae Lea Conner, 87, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Harold Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Conner, Dennis Robinson, Foy Robinson, Tommy Boatman, Bruce Bailey, Lee Thornton and Toby Thornton. Honorary pallbearer will be Jerry Beasley.
Mrs. Conner was born April 19, 1915 in Navarro County.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis E. Conner; and daughter, Odie Fae Ford.
Survivors include her son, Otis L. Conner of Corsicana; daughters, Ruth Laudan and Jane Beasley, both of Corsicana, Drucy Boatman of Vernon and Betty Thornton Whitley of Palestine; 14 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Glynn Hutchins
Glynn Hutchins, 79, of Emhouse passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002 in Dallas.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. James T. Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Hutchins, Waylon Foley, Gary Morgan, Michael Benton, Nolan Benton and Jon McPherson.
Mr. Hutchins was born July 18, 1923 in Roane to Gus Hutchins and Olga Jacobs Hutchins. He was a farmer and had served in World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Monte Hutchins; and brother, Tommy Hutchins.
Survivors include his wife, Nadine; children, Marilyn and R.D. Geeslin of Roane, Robert and Diana Morgan of Houston, Karen and Gary Benton and Earlene and Norris McPherson, all of Corsicana, Darrell and Kim Hutchins of Dallas, and Gary Hutchins of Longview; and sister and brother-in-law, Mattie and Calvin Rich of Tupelo.
Memorials may be made to Fundamental Baptist Church, 2207 W. 11th Ave., Corsicana, TX 75110.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.

James 'Jim' Leon Horn Sr.
James "Jim" Leon Horn Sr., 83, of Dallas passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002 in a Dallas hospital.
Family will receive friends prior to the service Saturday at Wade Funeral Home.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Wade Funeral Chapel. Masonic graveside services will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.
Masons will be pallbearers.
Mr. Horn was born Jan. 17, 1919 in Penelope. He was raised in the Penelope, Whitney and Hubbard area. He had been a Dallas resident since 1961 after having previously lived in Tyler. Mr. Horn worked for 29 years as a technician for Dictaphone Corporation and for the past 27 years had been self-employed as an engraver. He was a longtime square dance caller in the North Texas area and is a lifetime member of the Square Dance Caller Association of North Texas. He was also a member of Gibraltar Masonic Lodge No. 1179 of Dallas and the Elks Lodge in Irving. Mr. Horn was a Baptist and a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Liz Reed Horn of Dallas; son, James Leon "Butch" Horn Jr. and wife Cathy of Grand Prairie; daughters, Barbara Brown and husband Milton of Grand Prairie and Marilyn Garrison and husband Kenneth of Granbury; grandchildren, Terry and Christie Garrison of Granbury, Lisa Horn and James Douglas Horn, both of Grapevine, and Elton Dickens of Denton; and great-grandson, Trevor Garrison of Granbury.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital in Dallas.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.

Joseph Wayne Kittrell
Joseph Wayne Kittrell, 72, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Mr. Kittrell was born March 25, 1930 in Minco, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Daniel and Maude Viola Kittrell; sister, Ester Mae Mosley; and brothers, Charles Ray Kittrell and Virgil Kittrell.
Survivors include his sons, Joe Wayne Kittrell and Jeff Kittrell, both of Corsicana; sisters, Bonnie Shepard and husband Howard of Boston, Mass., Barbara Mullinger and June Walton, both of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Katherine Gordon Potter
Katherine Gordon Potter, 95, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002 in Corsicana.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. E. Dennis Smart officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Charles Brown, Dr. James Witten, Dr. Robert Bone, Doyce Smith, Jim Currie, Nolan Williams and J.B. Keith.
She was born March 12, 1907 in Tullahoma, Tenn. A 1930 graduate of Vanderbilt College, she was a statistician for the U.S. Government Census Bureau for 30 years. She was a 26-year resident of Corsicana and a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.
Survivors include her sister, Betty Norvell of Dallas; and stepdaughters, Nancy Newby of Cookeville, Tenn. and Robbie Harris of Nashville, Tenn.
Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

Ernest C. Bryant Jr.
Ernest C. Bryant Jr., 85, of Duncanville and formerly of Streetman, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2002 in Dallas.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Wayne Mahoney officiating. Interment will follow at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman.
Pallbearers will be Don Vandiver, Donald Carroll, Erich Brown, Stanley King, Glen Dale Minze and Jeff Minze.
Mr. Bryant was born May 30, 1917 in Streetman to Ernest C. Bryant Sr. and Nora Evarts Bryant. He was an employee of the U.S. Postal Service, an official for the State Fair of Texas, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was a dedicated husband, father and friend, and celebrated 66 years of marriage Sept. 19 with his family in attendance.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Livingston Bryant; son, Ernest C. Bryant III and wife Darrene of Duncanville; daughter, Melanie June Elmore and husband Sonny of Garland; grandchildren, Gary Mace, Alan Mace, Cameron Bryant and wife Lisa, and Jason Bryant; and brother, Tommy Bryant.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.

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