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Betty Jane Claxton
Betty Jane Claxton, 77, passed away on Tuesday,
July 3,2012 at her home celebrating her birthday.
Betty was born to Marlin Alexander and Lucille
(Johnson) Knotts on July 3,1935. She grew up in Italy,
Texas. On June 4,1976 she married Jesse Claxton, Jr.
and they made their home in Corsicana before mov-
ing to Milford in 1990.
She worked as a nurse’s aide for thirty years In
various health facilities, she also worked as a surgi-
cal assistance at Corsicana Memorial Hospital for
over five years. She was a member of First Baptist
Church of Milford and raised her children in Taber-
nacle Baptist Church of Ennis. She enjoyed crochet-
ing, knitting and quilting.
She is survived by three sons, Jeff Claxton and
wife Pat, Craig Burkes and Andrew Ford; two daugh-
ters: Anna Boone and Diane Hunt; fourteen grand-
children: thirty great-grandchildren: one brother,
Lonnie Earl Knotts and four sisters: Mary Faye
Perkins, Dorothy Perkins, Carolyn Claxton and
Joanne Aldridge. She is preceded in death by her par-
ents, her husband, Jesse Claxton, son, Stephen Mark
Ford, daughter, Nancy Gail Ford and brother, James
Visitation will be on Sunday, July 8, 2012 from 4
p.m. until 6 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of
Ennis, Texas. Graveside services will be held on Mon-
day, July 9, 2012 at 1 p.m. in the Oakwood Cemetery
of Corsicana, Texas under the direction of J.E.
Keever Mortuary, Inc.
Elizabeth Amanda Lawrence
Elizabeth Amanda Lawrence, infant daughter of
Tim and Caren Lawrence, was born on July 3, 2012.
A few hours later, she quietly left this world to be
in the arms of Jesus in Heaven.
She is survived by her parents; big brother, Joseph
William “J.W.”; grandparents, Ray and Susan
Lawrence, and Joseph and Carolyn Schlebach; great
grandparents, Anita Lawrence and Jimmie and Bob-
bie Trahan; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her great grandpar-
ents, L. C. and Mary Ann Slimp, Bill Lawrence, John
and Clara Schlebach; and aunt, Elizabeth Schlebach.
To view an obituary or sign the guest book, please
Services are pending with Boze-Mitchell-
McKibbin Funeral Home, 800 S. Kaufman, Ennis,
Rose Kelly Wagner
Rose Kelly Wagner, 85, passed away on Thursday,
July 5,2012 at the Ennis Care Center.
Rose was born in Lake Worth, Texas on October 26,
1926 to Doyle and Bertha (Frost) Wil-
hite. She grew up in Carlton, Texas
and graduated from Carlton High
School in 1944. After graduation she
married Elga Raymond Kelly in 1944
and was married to him until his death
in 1973. She then married Ted Wagner
on December 6,1974.
Rose worked for Ennis State Bank
for over twenty eight years and also
owned and operated the Playmates children’s store
for more than ten years. She enjoyed working and
being around people.
She is survived by her husband, Ted Wagner of
Ennis: daughter: Sharie and her husband, Gerald
Cast of Arlington; step-daughters: Betty Wagner of
Ennis, Clarissa and her husband, George Smith of
Ennis; daughter-in-law: Helen Wagner of Rocket;
grandson: Brian Cast of Scottsdale, AZ; step grand-
children: Bret Smith and his wife, Chelsea, of Ennis
and Lacy and her husband Chad Johnson of Ennis
and seven step great-grandchildren. She was pre-
ceded in death by her parents and husband E. R.
Visitation will take place on Sunday, July 8, 2012
from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of
A Celebration of her life will take place on Mon-
day, July 9, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortu-
ary Chapel of Ennis with Rev. Edward Ramsey
officiating under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortu-
WFLA Lodge 402 to meet at Sokol
WFLA Lodge 402 will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m.
July 11 at the Sokol Hall Dining Room. Members are en-
couraged to attend.
VFW Post 7106 to host Ennis Opry
VFW Post 7106 in Ennis will host the Ennis Opry on
Saturday, July 14. The event is open to the public, and
families are encouraged to attend. Doors open at 6:30
p.m. and music will play from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Cover
charge is $5 per person. Children 16 and under are ad-
mitted free. The hall is located at 3100 North 1-45 in
Anthony Drive to host
Anthony Drive Baptist Church invites All Kids from
the Ages 3 years old to seventh grade to come on a Son-
Quest Rainforest Adventure to learn more about Jesus.
VBS will be from 6 to 8 p.m. July 16-20.
Sterling House presents
A Spoonful of Sugar’ event
Join Sterling House Ennis at 3 p.m. Thursday, July
19 for “A Spoonful of Sugar,” a 45-minute laughter ther-
apy event with comedian Mary McNinch.
Funny refreshments will be served and prizes will
be awarded for audience participation. If laughter is
the best medicine, Sterling House wants to fill the pre-
scription. Admission and refreshments are free. To
make reservations or for more information, call Mar-
ian Monday at 972-875-6900 by July 16.
Palmer ISD food program open
Palmer ISD will sponsor the Summer Food Service
Program at Palmer Middle School for children under
the age of 18 from Mondays to Thursdays running until
July 23. The school is located at 118 FM 813 in Palmer.
Lunches meet USDA guidelines for nutrition for a third
of daily minimum nutrition requirements. Lunch costs
$3 for those over 18 years old.
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out of the hospital for treatment that is not beneficial), con-
tinues to meet criteria for hospice.
SonSurf VBS set this month
at Baylor Baptist
Baylor Baptist Church is hosting vacation Bible
school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. nightly July 22-25 at 210 N. Pre-
The SonSurf Beach Bash offers songs, skits, crafts
and games under the coordination of Dana Satterwhite
and Shana McCune. For more information, call 972-875-
The North Central Texas Council of Governments’
Area Agency on Aging Ombudsman Program has im-
mediate need for warm-hearted volunteers to help res-
idents of nursing and assisted living facilities in
Corsicana, Kerens and Ennis.
Ombudsmen advocate for residents’ rights includ-
ing, but not limited to, dependable and consistent care
and an environment that promotes the residents’ dig-
nity, self-determination, and communication.
Volunteer Ombudsmen also receive and investigate
complaints made by, or on behalf of, residents or their
families. Volunteer Ombudsmen serve as advocates for
all residents, connecting them to their broader com-
munities, affirming their rights, and assisting them in
No prior experience is required to serve as a volun-
teer ombudsman, but volunteers must be at least 18
years of age and complete a free training course that
consists of both classroom study and training at local
nursing homes, lasting up to 34 contact hours.
After training, volunteers serve an internship, work-
ing two hours per week in their assigned facility Hours
are flexible and are determined by each volunteer.
Free certification training is provided locally and be-
gins in July The 4-day training is once a week for four
weeks from 10 am to 3 pm.
If you have two hours per week to make a difference
in someone’s life, please contact Pat Borgfeldt, Area
Agency on Aging, (817) 360-0984 or E-mail Pat Borgfeldt
at PBorgfeldt@nctcog.org to register.
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available. Applicants must provide photocopies of the following:
* birth certificates for each person
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Around the State
Attendants’ union cites
progress in talks with AMR
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The flight attendants’
union says it has made progress in talks with Ameri-
can Airlines on voluntary cost-cutting measures.The
Association of Professional Flight Attendants said Fri-
day that its president would brief the board on the re-
sults of three days of negotiations this week.The
company called the talks “productive.” Neither side
gave details. If the two sides can’t agree, a bankruptcy
judge would rule on American’s request to impose the
company’s terms for pay, benefits and work rules.
American is seeking long-term, cost-cutting contracts
with its unions as part of a bankruptcy-reorganization
plan. American and parent AMR Corp. filed for Chapter
11 protection in November after losing more than $10
billion since 2001.
Feds seize bogus designer
watch shipment at border
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Federal agents have seized a
commercial shipment of counterfeit Swiss designer
watches they value at a total exceeding $28 million.
A statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protec-
tion Friday says the watches were found by a CBP im-
port specialist June 29 at the World Trade Bridge
between Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.
Thirty-eight boxes containing 4,200 counterfeit Aude-
mars Piguet and Louis Arden watches the agency val-
ues at $28.7 million. CBP’s Laredo port director Sidney
Aki called the seizure one of the highest valued in
terms of manufacturer’s suggested retail price in the
Man chased by person in
gorilla costume hit by car
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Police say a man fled a trop-
ical-themed San Antonio nightclub and was hit by a car
as a person in a gorilla costume who’d heard him
threaten suicide chased after him. The incident hap-
pened in the pre-dawn hours Friday outside Coco
Bongo, a bar near San Antonio International Airport
that features a server in a gorilla costume. According
to a police report, a person dressed in the costume told
investigators the man said he wanted to kill himself be-
fore running out of the bar and to nearby U.S. 281. The
San Antonio Express-News reports that a vehicle hit the
man as he ran toward oncoming traffic. He was taken to
University Hospital, but police say his injuries weren’t
Family of 20 flees Mexico
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Twenty members of a fam-
ily of Mexican businessmen and politicians are seek-
ing asylum in the United States after two were
recently murdered in their small northern Mexican
town. El Paso lawyer Carlos Spector is their attorney
He says he expects asylum will be granted because the
family has supported an opposing political party for
years in their hometown of Villa Ahumada about 80
miles south of El Paso. They fled after unknown gun-
men killed Rodolfo Porras on June 17. His son, Jaime,
was fatally shot two days later while visiting his fa-
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