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Corrigan Times - Obituaries

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CORRIGAN -- Funeral Services for Rev. Harvey Martin Stewart Sr., 55, of Corrigan, Texas will be held Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Corrigan-Camden High School Gym in Corrigan, Texas with Pastor Joseph Bowser officiating. Interment will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery in Moscow, Texas. Visitation will be held Saturday, September 17, 2011 before the service from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Corrigan-Camden High School Gym. Rev. Harvey Martin Stewart Sr. was born August 20, 1956 in Beaumont, Texas to Mr. Harvey Henry and Myrtle Jean Stewart. He was married to Jacqueline Ann (Nedd) Stewart for 36 years. To this union they were blessed with five children. He proudly served our country in the United States Army, was a member of the Corrigan Community Association, and was a Democratic Chairperson for Polk County. He also enjoyed announcing the Corrigan football games for many years. For over 15 years he was the pastor at the Prayer Tabernacle of the Lord Jesus Christ and was self-employed. In his spare time he was an avid supporter of youth in his community as well as people of the surrounding areas. He touched the lives of people in several different communities. He is preceded in death by his father. On Wednesday, September 14, 2011, Rev. Harvey Stewart Sr. heard the Lord call his name and he went home to rest from his labor peacefully. Harvey, “The Crawfish Guy”, will truly be missed by all who knew him. He was a husband, father, son, brother, brother-in-law, friend, prayer warrior, and a living testimony of his faith in God. Rev. Stewart leaves to cherish his sweet memories his wife: Jacqueline; mother: Myrtle; sister: Dwana Sebile (Eric) of Beaumont, Texas; brother: Brian McGriff of Beaumont, Texas; four sons: Harvey Stewart Jr. (Sheretha) of Crockett, Texas, Murrell Stewart (Khaliyah) of Beaumont, Texas, Joseph Stewart (Margaret) of Nacogdoches, Texas, Michael Stewart (Katina) of Crockett, Texas; one daughter: Shundra Renae Truss (Anthony) of Livingston, Texas; two aunts, thirteen grandchildren, a host of nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends who loved him. Pallbearers were Dominic Johnson, Quintin Veal, Rickey Labeaux, Raymond Warner Jr., Jeremy Spears, Lester Wells. Honorary pallbearer were Harvey Stewart Jr., Murrell Stewart, Joseph Stewart, Michael Stewart, Reginald Moreaux, Ronnie Ethridge, Eric Sebile, William Littles, John McCoy, Duane Joubert, James Mims. Services are entrusted to Corrigan Funeral Home, Inc.

CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Edna Dale Carlton, age 70, of Groveton, Texas were held Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 10:00 AM in First Baptist Church in Groveton, Texas with Bro. Lewis Jones, Bro. Lester McAdams, and Bro. Curtis Jordan officiating. A private interment followed . Pallbearers were Paul Martin, Jerry Perkins, Carl Perkins, Donald Wilson, Charles Chandler and Leslie Kilgore. Honorary pallbearers were Harlon Parrish, Willie Brooks, Earl Cadenhead, Brandt Burleson, Milt Purvis, Bobby Reed, Doug Page, Sam Carlton, Tiger Worsham, Jack Vickers and Mike Hales. Dale was born July 16, 1941 in Polk County, Texas to Easton Frank Perkins and Jewel Massey Perkins and went to be with her Lord and savior on September 11, 2011 in Lufkin, Texas while surrounded by her family and loved ones while in the special care of Hospice in the Pines. She was preceded in death by first husband, G.W. Smith, gather, Easton Perkins and brother, Bobby Perkins. Dale grew up in the Wakefield community. After marrying G.W., she moved to Houston, where she lived until 1980. While in Houston, she became involved in many activities centering around her children’s lives. Desiring to be closer to family, she and G.W. returned to the Corrigan area after building their home there in the early 1980’s. Dale became known in the area for her commitment to her church and community as well as for her beautiful artwork and cake decorating. Dale loved to travel and spend time with her family and friends often hosting them for a wonderful home cooked meal. Whether traveling or staying at home, Dale enjoyed getting dolled up and was known for her style and grace. Her grandchildren were the apple of her eye. After G.W.’s death, Dale was blessed with her second husband, Billy Carlton. She resided in Groveton until the time of her death. Survivors include Billy Carlton, husband, of Groveton, Texas, Brenda and Eddie Van Antwerp, daughter and son-inlaw, of Houston, Texas, Lisa and Kevin McCollum, daughter and son-in-law, of Corrigan, Texas, Travis and Kim Smith, son and daughter-in-law, of Corrigan, Texas, Carl Perkins, brother, of Tuttle, Oklahoma, Jerry Perkins, brother, of Atoka, Oklahoma, Linda Parrish, sister, of Corrigan, Texas, Jewel Perkins, mother, of Corrigan, Texas, grandchildren, Ethan Van Antwerp, Elijah Van Antwerp, Andy McCollum and wife Courtney, and Emily Smith, great granddaughter, Kaylee McCollum, nieces, Amy Kilgore and Kasey Perkins, great nephews, Jackson Kilgore and Cooper Kilgore, step son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Tammy Carlton, of Trevat, Texas, step grandchildren, Ben, Corey, and Alison Carlton. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dale’s caregivers and nurses at A Pineywoods Home Health, Hospice in the Pines. Thanks also to all who lifted her spirits though calls, visits, cards, flowers, food, and prayer. The family requests that any memorials made in memory of Dale be made to Trinity County American Cancer Society or to Hospice in the Pines.

CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Elbert Cornelius “Neli” Matthews Jr., 75, of Georgetown, Texas were held Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, Texas with Bro. Kenneth Rittmann officiating. Interment followed in the Midway Cemetery in Livingston, Texas. Elbert Cornelius “Neli” Matthews, Jr. was born January 31, 1936, in Livingston, Texas, and died in Round Rock after a short illness on September 2, 2011. He was the son of former Polk County Judge E. C. Matthews, Sr. and his wife Addie Lee Lansford Matthews. Neli graduated from Corrigan High School in 1953 and attended Texas A&M for a time before joining the Air Force where he was stationed in Germany. While there he met a beautiful young Danish girl, Liss Grumlose, and they married in 1958 shortly before Neli got out of the AF and returned to Texas. Over the course of his career, Neli worked for RCA, Philco, IBM and they lived in Coco Beach, Florida; Huntsville, Alabama; Los Gatos, California and for the last thirty years have lived in Georgetown, Texas. During the years in Georgetown, “Matt” as he is known to his friends there, has been active in Elk’s Lodge #2659. He is a past Exhalted Ruler who served tirelessly in many capacities both visibly and behind the scenes. Neli is preceded in death by his parents, son Aubrey Matthews; grandson, Marcus Matthews and sister Ann Matthews Keith. Survivors include wife of 52 years, Liss; son, Lars Matthews; former daughter-in-law, Coleen Matthews; grandsons, Lars II and Logan of Georgetown; granddaughter, Aleah Holley of Chicago; daughter-in-law, Sarah Matthews of Friendswood; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dick Matthews and wife Judy of Tomball, George Matthews and wife Kay of El Campo; brothers-in-law and sisters-inlaw, Kurt Grumlose and wife Kirsten, Per Grumlose and wife Kirsten of Denmark; nieces and nephews, Viki Jimenez, Ken Parrish, John Elbert Matthews, Aaron Matthews, Bonnie Matthews, Lindy Grant, Sine Grumlose, Hans Grumlose, Thor Grumlose, Niels Grumlose, Martin Grumlose and Henrick Grumlose. Also, Joe, Leah and John DeBoard, dear, next-door neighbors from California who were like his own children, many brothers and sisters from the Elks Lodge, in addition to numerous near and dear friends, all of whom will miss his gentle nature, intelligence, friendliness and unique personality.

CORRIGAN -- Anna Belle (Kolaja) King, 86, passed away on August 27, 2011 at the Corrigan Long Term Care facility. King was a long-time resident of Moscow. Prior to moving to Moscow, she and her husband “Speck” lived and worked in Houston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas “Speck” Hairston, her baby, her beloved parents; special sister, Margie Freitag and other siblings. She is survived by her special sister, Ollie Freitag of Hempstead and other relatives and friends. A special thanks to her wonderful caregivers at Corrigan LTC. Cremation services are entrusted to McWilliams Funeral Home in Hempstead.

CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Carl Esrey Stanley, 79, of Corrigan, Texas were held Wednesday, August 31, 2011 . in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, Texas with Bro. Ralph Johnston officiating. Mr. Stanley was born July 21, 1932 in Huntington Park, California and passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011, in Corrigan, Texas. He was employed as a quality assurance manager for Tuboscope and a member of the Fellowship of the Woodlands Church. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He loved his family and was a kindhearted giving man. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening and was known as a great jokester. He is preceded in death by his parents, Helen Margaret (Esrey) and Carl Merrill Stanley. He is survived by his wife, Lenita Kathryn (Barclay) Staley of Corrigan, Texas; sons and daughters-in-law, David W. and Sharolyn Stanley of Spring, Texas, Stewart R. and Beverly Stanley of Dallas, Texas, William “Billy” E. Stanley and Kambie Heck of Humble, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Susan L. and Richard K. Wells of Pearland, Texas; brother, John Roger Stanley of Houston, Texas; sister, Alice Joan Pokrandt of Wickenburg, Arizona; 12 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Wells, Trey Neufeld- Pierce, Jerry Manry, William Kanter, John Tracey Stanley, Roger Stacey Stanley and Mike Cantrell. Funeral services entrusted to Corrigan Funeral Home Inc.

CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Raymond Lee Woodard, 84, of Corrigan, Texas were held Tuesday, August 30, 2011 . in the Union Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Corrigan, Texas with Bro. Charlie Hodge and Bro. Lesly Wilkinson officiating. Interment followed in the Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan, Texas. Mr. Woodard was born December 15, 1926 in Corrigan, Texas and passed away August 27, 2011 in Lufkin, Texas. Mr. Woodard had been employed for the Southern Pacific Railroad and was a member of the Union Springs Missionary Baptist Church and Carmona Baptist Church in Corrigan, Texas. He proudly served his country during World War II and the Korean War. He is preceded in death by his parents, Martha (Lebeck) and Edward Woodard; sister, Claire Kimmey; brothers, Harold Woodard and Hammond Woodard. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ottince Tarver Woodard of Corrigan, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Charlie Hodge of Corrigan, Texas; sons and daughtersin- law, Raymond and Penne Woodard of Beaumont, Texas, Michael and Misty Woodard of Corrigan, Texas; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Bobby Woodard, Charlie Woodard, Bob Collins, Harold Woodard Jr., Alec Cockrell, Ryan Allen and Eric Martin. Honorary pallbearers were Wallace Dickson, Charlie Morrison and Ben Cockrell. Services are entrusted to Corrigan Funeral Home.

CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for David Wayne Cupples, 47, of the Barnum Community in Corrigan, Texas were held on Saturday, August 27, 2011 in the Pine Grove Church of Christ in the Barnum Community in Corrigan, Texas with Norman Turner officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Corrigan, Texas. David was born August 28, 1963 in Houston, Texas and passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2011, in the Barnum Community in Corrigan, Texas. He was employed by Red’s Hardware and was a member of the Pine Grove Church of Christ. He was a loving, caring friend and lovingly known to his grandchildren as PawPaw. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dolores Marie (Cox) and Sidney Earl Cupples and nephew, Kenny Kurtz. He is survived by his wife, Carol Lynn (McCollough) Cupples of the Barnum Community in Corrigan, Texas; daughter, Alisha Cupples of Huntsville, Texas; special granddaughter, Charity and other grandchildren, Zoe and Timmy; brother and sister-in-law, Sidney Jr. and Starla Cupples of Crosby, Texas; sisters and brothers-inlaw, Susan and Matt Niemeyer of Houston, Texas, Sandra and J.B. Cain of Spring, Texas, Donna and Kenneth Kurtz of Pasadena, Texas, Diane and Butch Collard of Huffman, Texas; aunts and uncle, Linda Pancherz, Kay Layfield, Harry Cupples, Margaret Yates, Carolyn Kester; friend: Sean Mc- Garity; his dogs he loved, Max, Junior, and Minnie Mouse and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Services entrusted to Corrigan Funeral Home, Inc.

CORRIGAN -- Funeral services for Frances Gregory Cowart, 74, of Diboll, Texas were held on Saturday, August 27, 2011 in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, Texas with Bro. Charlie Hodge officiating. Interment followed in the Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan, Texas. Ms. Cowart was born April 18, 1937 in Colmesneil, Texas and passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011 in the Hospice in the Pines Unit at Memorial Medical Center Lufkin, Texas after a courageous battle with cancer. She had been employed as a scale operator for Temple Inland and retired after 25 years of service and was a Baptist by faith. She was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend and will be missed by all those she loved. She is preceded in death by her parents Blanche (Harlan) and Homer William Gregory; father of children, Raymon Odell Cowart; brother, Jack Gregory and sister, Jean Sachitano. She is survived by her son, Greg Cowart of Trinity, Texas; daughters and sons-in-law, Ramona and Gilbert Garcia of Apple Springs, Texas, Shanna Cowart of Diboll, Texas, Jo- Anna and Ryan Matthews of Centerville, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Lucille Gregory of Magnolia Springs, Texas; sister and brother-in-law, LaRue and Jack King of Lumberton, Texas; grandchildren, Heith Garcia and wife Summer, Britt Garcia and wife Nicole, Zane Blount, Jaylon Willis, Ian Willis, Kade Thompson, Kolt Thompson and Brianna Thompson; great grandchildren, Jordan Garcia, Jade Garcia, Talen Garcia, Bryce Golden, Britt Hession, Jaxson Matthews; special friends, Corene White and Sheila Williams and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Heith Garcia, Britt Garcia, Kade Thompson, Kolt Thompson, Zane Blount, , Jaylon Willis, Ian Willis and Wayne Adamick. Honorary pallbearers were Mark “Poncho” Dykes, Jack King, Jarone King and Grant King. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 1504 W. Frank Street, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Funeral Services Entrusted to Corrigan Funeral Home, Inc.


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