Miss Lucile Zeanon Passed Away Monday
Dawson Herald - June 1932
Miss Lucile Zeanon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Zeanon, died Monday
morning at 3 o’clock at her home here, after an illness of several
months duration, the last weeks of which time she was very sick. Miss
Lucile had reached the age of twenty five years, eleven months, and
twenty eight days. Up to some two years ago she had been a resident of
Hubbard, but during her residence here, she had made a host of friends.
She was converted and joined the Presbyterian church at Hubbard when
eight years of age and held membership in that church at the time of her
death. She possessed a happy disposition and was held in the highest
esteem by all who knew her. Her passing away will not only be keenly
felt by her family but by many friends as well.
The funeral service was conducted at the Cumberland Presbyterian church
Monday afternoon at four o’clock, conducted by Revs. B. T. Tyree, F.O.
Waddill, H. D. Jeffcoat, Robert Evans, W. H. McCulloch, Tom Allmon, and
D. M. Fullerton, after which the body was laid to rest in the Dawson
cemetery. The high esteem in which Miss Lucile was held was attested by
the beautiful floral offering and the large number, many from a
distance, who were present at the funeral to pay a last sad tribute.
Notes: Child of E. Oscar and Mary Spence Zeanon, born 17 June 1906, died
13 June 1932. At the time of her death Lucile Zeanon was either divorced
or separated from William C. Eversole, whom she married 6 March 1923.
43, died Friday, May 2, 2003, in Waco.
Graveside service: Was held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in Crawford
Cemetery, under the direction of Cole Funeral Home, McGregor.
Vicki Weschke was born July 11, 1959, in Gatesville, the daughter
of Wilburn and Shirley Ann Allen Weschke and attended school at a
Baptist academy in Mineral Wells. She worked at Pizza Hut as an
assistant manager and at the time of her death she was employed by
Wal-Mart as a sales person. She enjoyed reading and working all types of
puzzles. She moved to Dawson two years ago.
Survivors: Parents, Wilburn and Shirley Weschke of Dawson;
brother, Randy Weschke; sisters, Pamela VanTassel of Fort Worth and
Jennifer McFarland of Dawson; nephews, Jonathan VanTassel, Brandon
VanTassel, Chris VanTassel and Michael McFarland; and a niece, Melinda
Elizabeth Swank, 87, a retired church worker, missionary and
public speaker, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at a Kerens nursing home.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sagamore Hill Baptist Church. The
family will receive friends prior to and following the services at the
church. Burial will be private.
Memorials: If desired, donations may be made to the W. Fred Swank
Endowed Scholarship Fund at Hardin-Simmons University, P.O. Box 16100,
Abilene, Texas 79698, in lieu of flowers.
Elizabeth Swank, the daughter of W. B. and Erma McClure, was born
in Sherman, on Feb. 9, 1915. She graduated from Central High School in
Fort Worth and from Texas Wesleyan University. She became a Christian
while still a child, and as a teenager, came under the influence of
Travis Ave. Baptist Church and its pastor, C. E. Matthews.
In 1934, she married W. Fred Swank, pastor of the Sagamore Hill
Baptist Church. Together they spent 43 years helping to build what was
in the 1950s and 1960s one of the largest Southern Baptist congregations
in the United States. The Swanks were particularly noted for their
devotion to ministering to young people.
Following their retirement in 1975, the couple spent one year with
the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention in an
interim pastorate at the International Baptist Church of Brussels,
Upon their return to the U.S., the Swanks conducted evangelistic
campaigns throughout the U.S. and several foreign countries until Fred's
death in 1982. Elizabeth continued an active ministry of public speaking
and missionary service that involved international travel. From 1983
until 1999, she was a resident of the Buckner Retirement Village in
Dallas. At the time of her death, she had been a resident of Navarro
County for about three years.
Survivors: Son, William D. Swank and wife, Barbara, of North
Richland Hills; daughter, Susie McDaniel and husband, Doug, of Kerens;
grandsons, David Hickey of Los Angeles, Calif., Jim Hickey of Kerrville
and Marcus Swank of Hurst; granddaughters, Suellen Rightmer of Marshall,
Diana Howard of Kerrville, Cindy Chapman of Fort Worth and Kristin Karr
of Lubbock; and five great-grandchildren.
Published in the Star-Telegram from 12/3/2002 - 12/4/2002
Willie Lee Perkins, 87, of Abilene, died Monday, May 12, 2003 at a
local hospital. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2003 at
the Bethel AME Church with Reverend Sonia J. Beaty officiating. Burial
will be in Elmwood Memorial Park, under the direction of Community
Memorial Funeral Home, 1443 N. 2nd St.
A visitation will be Friday, May 16th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Willie Perkins was born January 4, 1916 in Corsicana, TX, the son
of Willis and Matilda Perkins. He worked for many years at the Pride Oil
Refinery, First National Bank and Cooper High School.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Perkins of Abilene; a son, Roger
Perkins of St. Charles, MO; a daughter, Ruby Mathis of Abilene; one
sister, Anita Robinson of Dallas; seven grandchildren; and ten
great-grandchildren, the oldest of which is Ben Talmadge, of the home.
LETHA NELL, 67 of Forney. Born January 19, 1934 in Corsicana and
passed away October 5, 2001 in Dallas. She is survived by
daughter, Rebecca Gruber & husband Rich; good friend Robert Deason;
nieces, Janet Phillips & Judy Alvarado and nephews, Jimmy Phillips &
Bobby Phillips. Visitation is 12-9 p.m., Monday October 8 at the
funeral home with family receiving friends 5-7. Funeral services
will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home
Chapel, with Rev. Douglas Stearns officiating. Interment to follow
at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park. (DMN - Oct 8, 2001)
Charles Owen Ellis
Feb 1, 1932 - Sep 8, 2001
CHARLES "CHUCK" of Dallas and formerly of Frost, TX, born February 1,
1932, died of pneumonia September 8, 2001. He is survived by his
loving wife, Melva Ann son Gary Ellis & wife JoAnn daughter Teresa
Ackersley & husband, Larry, grandchildren: Justin, Jake & Kelsey.
He is also survived by a sister, Melba Rossiter and mother-in-law,
Elizabeth McDonald; brother-in-laws; Kenneth McDonald & wife, Linda, and
Don McDonald & wife, Charlene; several nieces & nephews, great nieces &
nephews, great nieces & nephews and one great great niece. Mr.
Ellis was a veteran of the U.S. Army and an employee of Texas Electric
for over 40 years. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM,
Tuesday, September 11, 2001 at LAUREL LAND MEMORIAL CHAPEL, interment at
Frost Cemetery, Frost, Texas.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 PM, Monday at the funeral
home. Donations to: The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation or The
National Foundation for Cancer Research, in lieu of flowers, is
encouraged. (DMN - Sept 10, 2001)
Lloyd Powell Blaine
Sep 19, 1935 - Jun 2, 2003
Lloyd Powell Blaine, 67, of Corsicana passed
away Monday, June 2, 2003, in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today
at Corley Funeral Chapel with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Corley
Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Timothy Schane officiating. Interment will
Pallbearers will be Narno Olvera, Nicolas
Nunez, Carl Atchley, Vence Ponce, Ricardo Rosales and Mario Turrubiartes.
Mr. Blaine was born Sept. 19, 1935, in Roxton.
He was a very loving husband and father, and he really cared for his
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd
and Minnie Blaine; and sister, Linda Faye McGuyer.
Survivors include his wife, Valeria Blaine of
Corsicana; sons, Joe David Blaine and Jon Henry Blaine, both of
Corsicana; daughter, Carmen Ellen Blaine of Corsicana; half brother,
David Newman McGuyer of San Antonio; aunt, Edna Cotton of Paris; cousin,
Ted Cotton of Ozona; and numerous other cousins and friends.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home
Ida Florence (Henderson)
Feb 7, 1917 - Jun 1, 2003
Ida Florence Mitchell
Ida Florence Mitchell, 86, of Midland passed
away Sunday, June 1, 2003 at her residence in Midland.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ross
and Johnson Mortuary.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Calvary
Baptist Church, 308 E. 11th, Corsicana, with the Rev. C.M. Young
officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be friends of the family.
Ms. Mitchell was born Feb. 7, 1917 in
Corsicana. She was retired from Edison Freshman School in Midland as an
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Upton Henderson.
Ms. Mitchell is survived by cousins, Mosetta
Williams of Midland, Billy Carter of Lugoff, S.C., Randle Carter of
Carson, Calif., Nona Carter of Compton, Calif., Arline Sparks of
Lithonia, Georgia and Walter Carter of Moreno, Calif.; and other
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Gary Wayne Mason
Gary Wayne "Cowboy" Mason, 50, of Corsicana
passed away Monday, June 2, 2003 at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center.
Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson
Mortuary. A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral services
will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev.
Donne Watson officiating. Interment will follow at
Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Mae (Nealy) Smith
Sep 17, 1913 - Feb 9, 2001
Cassie Mae Smith, 69, of Corsicana passed away Feb. 9, 2001 at
Mel-Haven Convalescent Center in Corsicana.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Eastside Church of Christ
with Bro. Willie Wilmore officiating. Interment will be at
Pallbearers will be family and friends. Mrs. Smith was born in Sept. 17,
1913 in Corsicana and she was a member of the Eastside Church of Christ.
She is survived by daughters JoLinda Curry of Corsicana and Glenda
Haywood (James) of Lancaster; a brother, Samuel Earl Nealy of Dallas;
seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson
Oct 7, 1941 - Feb 4, 2001
James Wilson Gross, 59, of Corsicana passed
away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Center in
Corsicana. Visitation will be until 8 p.m. Friday at M.R. Smith Parlor
for Funerals. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at 2nd Mission Baptist
Church with the Rev. Larry Polk Sr. officiating. Interment will follow
Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Nathaniel White, Jeffrey
Cyrus, Cecil Means, Eugene White and Robert Gross Jr. Honorary
pallbearers will be Johnny Evans Darron Richardson, Tony Wayne Gross and
Joe Means. Mr. Gross was born Oct. 7, 1941 in Corsicana. He was preceded
in death by his father, Willie Gross Sr.; mother, Geneva Alford Gross;
and brother, Willie D. Gross Jr. Mr. Gross is survived by four sisters,
Willie Mae Curry, Ethel Jean Evans and husband Lee, and Geneva White
Evans, all of Corsicana, and Lena Gross of Austin; two brothers, Robert
Gross of Corsicana and Vester Gross and wife Araceli of Honolulu, Ha.;
one uncle, William James Alford of Corsicana; devoted niece, Stacy
Gross; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Arrangments
by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Joyce Elaine (Bewley) Cribbs
Aug 21, 1950 - Jun 1, 2003
Joyce Elaine Cribbs
Joyce Elaine Cribbs, 52, of San Antonio passed
away Sunday, June 1, 2003, in San Antonio.
Visitation will be held from 8 to 10:30 a.m.
Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at
Mrs. Cribbs was born Aug. 21, 1950, in
Palestine to John Bewley and Lillian Thorpe Bewley. She was an
administrative assistant for the Texas Department of Public Safety.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby
Survivors include her sons, Jonothan Williamson
and wife Kristi of Arlington and Jeff Woychesin of Corsicana; father,
John Bewley of Chandler, Ariz.; mother, Lillian Bewley of Corsicana;
grandchildren, Ryan, Samantha, Jonathan and Matthew Williamson; brother,
Ken Bewley of Lewisville; sister, Reba Wills of Corsicana; aunt, Ernie
Fincher of Corsicana; two nieces and two nephews.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home,
Althia Louise (Rosser) Beaird
Jul 23, 1923 - Jun 4, 2003
Althia Louise Beaird
Althia Louise Beaird, 79, of Corsicana passed
away Wednesday, June 4, 2003 in Corsicana.
Services will be 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home
with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Sgt. Joshua Dover, Jody
Beaird, Sandra Dover, David Gomez, Eric Gomez and Charles Shirley.
Mrs. Beaird was born July 23, 1923 in Blooming
Grove. She worked at the Hat Factory.
She was preceded in death by husband William
Rufus Beaird, son Charles Wayne Beaird, grand-daughter Melissa Beaird
and sister Thelma Jo Gardner.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law
William Rufus (Billy) and Carolyn Beaird of Corsicana; daughters and
sons-in-law Jo Ann and Alvin Anderson of Corsicana and Ruby and Harry
Cope of Tyler; brother William Thomas Buddy Rosser of Corsicana;
granddaughters Karen Beaird of Corsicana, Sandra Dover and Rachel Dover,
both of Tyler, Lisa and Danny Pownall of Corsicana, and Jessica and Mike
Ferguson of Corsicana; grandsons, Jody Beaird, David Gomez, Eric Gomez
and Charles Shirley, all of Corsicana; great-granddaughters, Alicia and
Brandon Andrews, Valerie Pownall and Miss Morgan Louise Simmons of
Tyler; great-grandsons, Joshua and Jennifer Dover of Ennis and Daniel
Pownall; great-great-granddaughter Josephine Dover of North Carolina;
great-great-grandsons Jonathan Ferguson and Julian Andrews; and a number
of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Dr. Raymond Wendell Cook
Aug 11, 1929 - Jun 3, 2003
Dr. Raymond Wendell Cook, 73, of Waco, formerly
of Ennis, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003. A memorial service was scheduled
at 10 a.m. today at Woodway First United Methodist Church with his
son-in-law, Dr. Jeff Smith, officiating. Interment will be held
privately in College Station.
Dr. Cook was born August 11, 1929, in Valley
Mills to Alvah Raymond and Lillie Pearl Kelly Cook. He graduated from
Corsicana High School and Navarro Junior College. He served in the Air
Force during the Korean conflict,
and upon his discharge from the Air Force, he married Robbie Nelle
Goodwin from Royse City. That same year, they moved to Bryan-College
Station, and he entered Texas A&M College. He graduated from Texas A&M
in 1957 having earned a bachelor of animal science and doctor of
In 1960, he established a veterinary practice
in Ennis, and with his wife, Nelle, and his children, Kenneth and Leah,
made Ennis their home for the next 41 years. During that time, he sold
his veterinary practice, and went to work in animal research for
American Cyanimid, Hoffman LaRoche, and Merck, Sharp & Dome. He retired
from the Texas A&M Extension Service as a poultry specialist in 1992.
During his years in Ennis, he was active in
Little League Baseball, and he belonged to the Ennis Jaycees and the
Ennis Lion's Club. He served on the Ennis ISD school board, and was
active in the local A&M Club. Dr. Cook was preceded in death by his
parents and one brother, Glenn Cook.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nelle,
and his children, Kenneth Cook and his wife, Alba, of Arlington, and
Leah Cook Smith, and her husband, Jeff, of Woodway. He is also survived
by his grandchildren, Philip and Layne Smith of Woodway and Kyle Cook of
Arlington. Further, he is survived by his siblings, Kelly Cook of
Temple, Alvah Lee Montgomery of Dawson, Edward Cook of Corsicana, and
Honorary pallbearers are Philip Smith, Steve
Stevens, Dr. Buddy Long, Dr. Charles Garrett, Dr. John Harris, Dr. Sam
Glass and James Willhoite.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that
memorials be made to the Woodway First United Methodist Church Building
Fund. Providence Hospice, the Waco A&M Club Scholarship Fund, or a
charity of your choice.
The family invites you to leave a message or
memory by signing the 'Memorial Guestbook" at
Arrangements by Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey, Waco.
Raymond Wendell Cook
Aug. 11, 1929 — June 3, 2003
WACO — A memorial service for Dr. Raymond Wendell Cook, 73, of Waco and
formerly of Ennis is set for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Woodway First
United Methodist Church. Dr. Jeff Smith will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral
Home in Waco.
Dr. Cook died Tuesday.
Born in Valley Mills, he graduated from Corsicana High School and
Navarro Junior College. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War
before moving to Bryan-College Station and entering Texas A&M, where he
earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a doctorate in
He retired from the Texas A&M Extension Service as a poultry specialist
During his years in Ennis, he was active in Little League Baseball and
belonged to the Ennis Jaycees and the Ennis Lion’s Club. He served on
the Ennis ISD school board, and was active in the local A&M Club.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Nelle Cook; a son and
daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Alba Cook of Arlington; a daughter and
son-in-law, Leah Cook Smith and her husband Jeff of Woodway; his
siblings, Kelly Cook of Temple and Alvah Lee Montgomery of Dawson,
Edward Cook of Corsicana and Sidney Cook; and three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the
Woodway First United Methodist Church Building Fund, Providence Hospice,
the Waco A&M Club Scholarship Fund or a charity of choice
Kathy Jean (Sullivan) Dickson
Feb 14, 1955 - May 27, 2003
Kathy Jean Sullivan Dickson, 48, of Corsicana
passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m.
Friday at M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at
Bethany Baptist Church with the Rev. Earnest Betts Sr. as eulogist.
Interment will follow at
Woodland Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be relatives and friends of
Mrs. Dickson was born Feb. 14, 1955, in Ennis.
She was preceded in death by her son, Eric
Donnell Dickson; husband, Arthur Ray Dickson; father, Hookie Sheppard;
and mother, Eddie V. Sullivan.
Survivors include her son, Bobby G. Dickson;
daughters and son-in-law, Tammy Renee Dewberry, Shirley Ann Sullivan and
Olonda Rochell Rush and Michael Rush; 12 grandchildren; brothers, Edgar
Lee Sullivan and wife Rose, and Billy Wayne and wife Linda; sister,
Shirley Temple Sullivan; many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends; and
special friends, Inita Randle and Wallace James Grant.
Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for
Beaulah Sorenson, 78, of Corsicana passed away
Wednesday, June 4, 2003 in Palestine. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m.
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home
Erma Jean (Hennington) Biggers
ERMA JEAN was born in Corsicana, Texas on January 15, 1930 to
the parentage of Curley & Bealuh Hennington, both of whom
preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her memories:
1 daughter: Deborah Mooring of Dallas, 4 sons: Cecil Emanuel,
Alvin Biggers, George Biggers, Jr., of Dallas, Kenneth Biggers
of CA., 4 daughters-in-law: Joyce Emanuel, Juannita Biggers,
Judy Biggers, Evelyn Biggers, 18 grandchildren: Kimberly LaDonna,
Antonio, Alnita, Charles, Demetrice, Terry, Cecily, Joshua,
Nicole, Jeremy, Kristi, Brandon, Doris, Rachel, Tamika,
Shaterica, Erica, 12 great grandchildren: Shaquita, Christopher,
Micah, Amber, Jessica, Cassandra, Antonio, Jr., Amesa, Morgan,
Alvin D., Jonika, Daneisha, 1 special aunt: Leotha Swain, and a
host of nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, other relatives and
friends. Wake service, Sunday, Sept 30, 2001 - 6:00 8:00
p.m. Funeral service Monday, October 1, 2001 - 11:00 a.m.
both services at True Lee Baptist Church, 3907 Bertrand, Rev.
Dr. Parish, Sr., officiating. (DMN - Sept 20, 2001)
|Gladys Faye Mays
GLADYS FAYE (Claudia Estelle Goff) age 61 of Dallas, TX passed away
October 6, 2001. She was born April 26, 1940 in Kerns, TX.
Wake Services Friday October 12, 2001, from 7:00 - pm 8:00 pm at
Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 1950 Canada Drive. Funeral
Services, Saturday October 13, 2001, at 1:00 pm. at Burning Bush Baptist
Church 4943 Bonnie View, Dallas, TX. Rev. Johnny Brown
officiating. Interment Lincoln, Memorial Park, Dallas, TX. (DMN)
Isabel Augusta (Fagg) Shrader
ISABEL AUGUSTA FAGG, was born in Frost, Navarro County, Texas, September
3, 1917, and passed away at Ferris Nursing Care Center August 27, 2001.
For many years before she retired Isabel was an R.N. at Parkland
Memorial Hospital. Before that she lived for several years in
Hawaii. She loved to listen to Hawaiian music. She is
survived by nieces and nephews. Graveside services 1:00 P.M.
Thursday, August 30, 2001, Restland Memorial Park. (DMN - Aug 30,
EARSUL DONELL, was born October 31, 1946 in Chatfield, TX. He was
a graduate of G.W. Jackson High School in
1965 & attended Navarro Junior College in Corsicana, TX. He
retired after 19 years of loyal service with Western Electric. He
was also employed by Tellabs, Inc. for 3 years. Earsul leaves to
cherish his precious memories: wife, Linda Herron; children, Sonji
Winters, Christopher Herron, Roderick Collins, Kenneth McCoy & Leon
Collins, Jr.; 3 grand children; sisters Avon Herron & Georgia Carson;
brothers, Clifford Theo herron & Malcom Herron. Wake: Today,
7-7:45pm at Evergreen Chapel. Service: Fri., Sept. 7, 2001 at 2 pm
at New Birth C.O.G.I.C., 2755 Gibbs Williams. (DMN - Sept 6,
Clara (Buck) Hodge
Jan 26, 1907 - Oct 15, 2001
Clara Buck Hodge, 94, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2001
at Brentwood Place Two Nursing Home in Dallas.
Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
Pallbearers will be Leon Buck, Forrest Scarborough, Lee Glover, Sonny Buck and
Mrs. Hodge was born Jan. 26, 1907 in Alabama City, Ala. to Florence Holland Buck
and Carter Tubb Buck. She grew up in Corsicana and was a member of Cumberland
Presbyterian Church of Corsicana. She was a longtime resident of Mesquite and a
member of The Church of the Resurrection. She graduated from Texas Women's
University. She was a social worker and spent many years as a case worker for
The Lighthouse for the Blind in Dallas in addition to working at other
children's homes in Dallas and Corsicana.
Mrs. Hodge was preceded in death by children Emily, Janet, Joe and Clarence;
brothers Roy and Raymond Buck and sisters Ruth Tirado and Ruby Garrett.
She is survived by sister Elora Buck Alderman of Mesquite; brother Leon Buck of
Midland; nieces Katy Scarborough of Mesquite, JaNa Handley of Midland, Grace
Jones of Boerne and Doris Liggett of Pinole, Calif.; nephews Sonny Buck of
Midland, James Glasgow of Shreveport and Carter and John Lonon of Dallas; and
several great nieces and great nephews.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
CLARA BUCK (94) passed away Oct 15, 2001 at Brentwood Place Two Nursing Home in
Dallas. Born in Alabama City, Alabama on January 26, 1907 to Florence
Holland Buck and Carter Tubb Buck. Clara and her six siblings
grew up in Corsicana. A long time resident of Mesquite and active member
of the Church of the Resurrection, Clara was a graduate of Texas Women's
University. She ws a social worker and spent many years as a case worker
for The Lighthouse for the Blind in Dallas. She also worked at numerous
children's homes in Corsicana and Dallas. Clara was tragically preceded in
death by her children Emily, Janet, and Joe in 1945 and her beloved Clarence in
1965. Preceding her in death also were brothers Roy and Raymond Buck and
sisters Ruth Tirado and Ruby Garrett. She is survived by her sister, Elora
Buck Alderman (formerly of Austin, TX.) of Mesquite; and her brother, Leon Buck
of Midland. In addition she is survived by nieces Katy Scarborough of
Mesquite, JaNa Handley of Midland, Grace Jones of Boerne, Doris Liggett of
Pinole, CA, and nephews, Sonny Buck of Midland, James Glasgow of Shreveport,
Carter & John Lonon of Dallas and many great nieces and nephews including and
great nephew, Lee Glover of Mesquite. Special thanks to the caregivers at
Brentwood and American Hospice. Her legacy was one of service and love for
her Lord and His flock. She was a joy and inspiration to all. Aunt
Clara will be missed. Aunt Clara and her kind. Funeral services will
be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will
be from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. Wednesday. Memorial to Episcopal Church of
Resurrection, 11540 Ferguson Rd., Dallas, Texas 75228.
Hollingworth - Odessa American Website - June 24, 2000
ODESSA — Dortha Elyn Hollingworth, 76, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2000, at
Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2000, at First Baptist
Church with the Rev. Dr. Ernest Easley officiating. Burial will be in Sunset
Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
Miss Hollingworth was born April 10, 1924, in Corsicana, Texas, to the late Ray
O. and Pearl Murdock Hollingworth.
"Dot" graduated from Iraan High School in 1941 receiving an award for 12 years
of perfect attendance in the Iraan School System. She graduated from Texas
Women’s University in 1945, received a master’s degree in 1960 from Sul Ross
University. She taught in the Ector County School District 35 years, serving as
elementary music teacher, junior high choral director and secondary counselor.
She retired in 1984.
Dot was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas
State Teachers Association, National Education Association and Classroom
Teachers Association. She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church and
the Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary where she was known to make the best
popcorn in town.
She is survived by her best friend, Dorothy E. Prince; her brother and
sister-in-law, Ramon J. and Virginia Hollingworth of Little Rock, Ark.; her
niece and nephew, Hal Hollingworth and Raellyn Cockerham, also of Little Rock;
cousins, Marianne Settles Melton of Minneapolis, Minn., Joe Dan Settles and Tim
Settles of Ratliff City, Okla.; uncle and aunt, Dan and Lucille Settles of
Duncan, Okla.; and dear friends which are too numerous to mention.
The family suggests memorials to Harp Fund or Music Department of First Baptist
Joseph Thomas Holland
Jan 21, 1915 - Jun 24, 2001
Joseph Thomas Holland, 86, of Trinidad passed away Sunday, June 24, 2001 at
East Texas Medical Center in Athens.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Paschal Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Lakeside Baptist Church in Trinidad with
the Rev. Floyd Lovin officiating. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Ridgeway
Cemetery in Ridgeway, near Sulphur Springs.
Pallbearers will be men of the church.
Mr. Holland was born Jan. 21, 1915 in Cleburne. He was retired supervisor from
the U.S. Postal Service.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mayfair Holland.
Mr. Holland is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Carroll and Jerry
Wicker of Coppell and Jean and Bob Houston of Red Oak; and grandchildren, Joel
Wicker of Coppell, and Carrie Houston and Craig Houston, both of Red Oak.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.
Florence Bernita (Glass) Emmanuel
Sep 25, 1938 - Sep 8, 2001
Florence Bernita Glass Emmanuel passed away Sept. 8, 2001.
Viewing will be at Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home, 6449 Houston School Road,
Wake services will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Faith Temple SDA Church,
825 W. Pentagon Parkway, Dallas.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Faith Temple SDA Church. Interment
will follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mrs. Emmanuel was born Sept. 25, 1938 in Chatfield to Edgar Glass and Velma
Giles Glass Skinner.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Jessie Glass; grandson, Brenton
Swanson; mother, Velma B. Skinner; and husband, Harold Emmanuel.
Mrs. Emmanuel is survived by her daughter, Jacquelyn Martin and husband James of
Arlington; sons, Edward Swanson of Grand Prairie and Harold Emmanuel II and wife
Cassandra of Dallas; father, Edgar Glass of Dallas; brother, Van Glass and wife
Lourie of Dallas; sister, Mary Farris and husband Dennis of Dallas;
sisters-in-law, Doris Owens and husband Lysander of Oakwood and Bobbie Perry of
Corsicana; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces,
nephews, other relatives, friends and church family.
Arrangements by Evergreen Funeral Home of Dallas.
FLORENCE BERNITA GLASS, was born on September 25, 1938 in Chatfiled, Texas.
Florence was preceded in death by her sister, Jessie Glass: her grandson,
Brenton Swanson; her mother. Velma B. Skinner; and her husband, Harold
Emanuel. She leaves to celebrate her life and memory; her devoted
daughter, Jacquelyn Martin (James) of Arlington; two son, Edward Swanson of
Grand Prairie and Harold Emanuel, II (Cassandra) of Dallas; four grandchildren;
great-grandchildren, her father, Edgar Glass of Dallas; brother, Van Glass (Lourie)
of Dallas; sister, Mary Farris (Dennis) of Dallas; two sisters-in-laws.
Doris Owen (Lysander) or Oakwood, Texas and Bobbie Perry of Corsicana, Texas.
Wake Services will be held Thursday, September 13, 2001 at Faith Temple SDA
Church, 825 W. Pentagon Parkway, Dallas, TX from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will
be held Friday, September 14, 2001 at Faith Temple SDA Church, 825 W. Pentagon
Pkwy., Dallas, TX at 2:00 p.m. Viewing will be at Evergreen Memorial
Funeral Home, Inc.; 6449 Houston School Rd. Dallas, TX. Instruments will
be at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Ima Lee (Reese) Dawson
Ima Lee Dawson
Our mother, Ima Lee Dawson, passed away at her
home Thursday evening, June 5, 2003, surrounded by her family. Her long
battle with emphysema and cancer is over, and she now rests safely in
the arms of Jesus.
Mother was born to Marion Cevester Reese and
Amanda Loweta Merritt on June 26, 1914. She would have been 89 on her
birthday later this month. She was raised in the Poetry community near
Golden. She married James Andrew Dawson, Feb. 24, 1934, and moved to
Ellis County near Forreston until 1940 when she and her husband moved to
Waxahachie, where she was a resident for six decades. In November 2001,
she moved to Frost to be near her daughters because of her failing
Mother was a seamstress by trade. She was past
president of the VFW Women's Auxiliary. A longtime member of Farley
Street Baptist. Our mother devoted her entire life to her children and
She is survived by her twin daughters, Marion
Roberson and husband, Gene, of Frost and Marti Vantreese of Waxahachie.
Her baby daughter and husband, Faye Flores and Alex, live in Frost. She
has two stepsons, Forrest Ray Dugger and his wife of California and Mark
Dugger of Duncanville; 19 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 17
Preceding her in death were both husbands, her
father and mother, two sisters, three brothers, an infant daughter,
Linda Kay Dawson, granddaughter, Jeri Gail Smithwick, great-grandsons,
John Wayne Smithwick and Daniel Wilson, and her lifelong and dearest
friend, Irene Deal.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today
at Farley Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Smith officiating.
Interment will follow at Waxahachie City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Joe and John
Smithwick, Ren Vantreese, Coleman, Phillip and Carl Jaynes and Alan and
To view an online obituary or send the family a
personal tribute, visit the Web site at www.bozemitchellmckibbin.com.
Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibben Funeral
George Cornell Sneed
George Cornell Sneed, 40, of Corsicana passed away
Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Services will
be 11 a.m. Monday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel with Minister
David Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at
Bessie L. (Calhoun) Rogers
Bessie L. Calhoun Rogers, 90, of Corsicana
passed away Friday, June 6, 2003 at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Eastside
Church of Christ with Bro. Alton Albert officiating. Interment will
follow at Woodland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be friends of the family.
Mrs. Rogers was born March 20, 1913 in
Corsicana. She was a faithful member of the Eastside Church of Christ.
Survivors include son Charles Jones (Jessie);
granddaughters Priscilla Neal, Charlene McGilery and Lydia Davis
(Herman); great-grandchildren Kevin Patterson of Denver, Colo., Monte
McGilery of Fort Worth and Kalar Davis of Corsicana;
great-great-grandchildren Kevin Neal Patterson and Kyle Nathan
Patterson; sister Hattie Wilson (Shelly); nieces Gertrude Waters,
Patricia Calhoun and Wilbert Raspberry; loving and devoted great-niece
Mary J. Wilson; and other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.
Estina Collins, 83, of Bardwell passed away
Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at her residence in Bardwell. Visitation will be
3 to 5 p.m. today at St. Mary Baptist Church in Bardwell. Services will
be 2 p.m. today at St. Mary Baptist Church in Bardwell. Interment will
follow at Woodland Cemetery
in Corsicana. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
FORT WORTH - James Inman Payne, 68, died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, at his
residence in Fort Worth. Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Vincent
Episcopal Church with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Father John
Twyman will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
1, at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Mr. Payne was born July 17, 1930, in
Rising Star and spent his early years in Breckenridge. Following the
tradition set by his father and
elder brother, he played football for and graduated from SMU in 1953.
Jim began his career in education as a teacher and coach at Ector High
School in Odessa. He later served as athletic director and head
football coach at Ector and Corsicana.
After earning a master's degree in educational administration from East
Texas State University, Jim served as high school principal in Sanderson
and Ozona as well as superintendent in Ozona before retiring in 1993.
Since moving to Fort Worth in 1994, he worked part-time for H&R Block.
After 48 years of marriage and 41 years of service in education, Jim
died suddenly last Friday in his home of a heart attack. He will be
greatly missed by his students, friends and family. He was preceded in
death by his father, Frank C. Payne Sr. Survivors include his wife,
LaVaughn Payne of Fort Worth; two sons, Jim Payne Jr. of Odessa and
Larry Payne of Alpine; a daughter, Virginia Murrah of Bedford; his
mother, Lucille Payne of Breckenridge; three brothers, Frank Payne Jr.
of Dallas, Gerald Payne of Hereford and Ronnie Payne of Breckenridge;
and 10 wonderful grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American
Heart Association and Retinitis Foundation of the Southwest (Dallas).
February 21, 2003
Thomas H. Robinson, 90, of Silverdale died Jan. 29, 2003, of heart
failure at Harrison Hospital.
He was born Sept. 29, 1912, in Corsicana, Texas, to Thomas H.
and Ettie (Robinson) Robinson.
He graduated from high school in Corsicana in 1930 and from
Oregon State University in Corvallis in 1934.
He married Alice S. Prentiss on Sept. 6, 1938, in Longview.
Mr. Robinson worked as an electrical engineer. He retired in
He was a member of the Tri County Gun Club in Sherwood, Ore.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Randy H. Robinson of Seabeck;
a daughter, Patricia Gardner of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Sara Short
of Mount Pleasant, Texas; two grandchildren, Penny and Joel Maag; and
one great-grandson, Sullivan Robert Maag.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Fay Robinson.
Services are private. Inurnment will be at Riverview Cemetery in
Arrangements are under the direction of Tuell-McKee of
Services for Lance Christopher Moore, 18, of Longview will be held
at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Welch Funeral and Memorial Center
Chapel with Garden Court committal, 4619 Judson Road, with Dr. Laney L.
Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Rosewood Park Cemetery. Mr. Moore
died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002.
Mr. Moore was born Nov. 2, 1984, to Joe Claburn and Glenda Coker
Moore in Longview. He was employed by Catfish Village. Mr. Moore
attended Hallsville schools, East Texas Charter School and the American
Academy. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Z.B. “Rusty” and
Sudie Lois Moore and Winston and Opal Coker.
Mr. Moore is survived by his parents, Joe C. and Glenda C. Moore
of Longview; one brother, Shane Claburn Moore and Kristine Myers; his
aunts and uncles, Jerry and Hazel Underwood of Atlanta, Ga., Doris
Walpole of Dallas, Robert and Marie Jones of Wichita Falls, Carol and
David Harwell of Rice, Z.B. “Buford” and Jan Moore of Corsicana and Gene
and Johnetta Moore of Terrell; one nephew, Michael Allen Moore; and one
niece, Nichole Renae Moore.
The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. today, Nov. 26, at the
funeral and memorial center.
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