Obituaries from
Navarro County, Texas



Sam A. Harlan
Mar 2, 1902 - Dec 20, 1988

Sam A. Harlan
Sam A. Harlan, 86, of Corsicana died Dec 20, 1988, at his residence. Graveside service is 3 p.m. today at the Eureka Cemetery, with Bro Horace Cobb officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Lee Miller Harlan, in 1967.
He was a retired employee of the City of Corsicana.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. L. R. (Lee) Cliber of Malakoff and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. (Imagene) Cates of Corsicana.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Linda Stepp of Corsicana; four grandsons, Ricky Hodges of Dallas, and Dean, Roy and Joe Cates, all of Corsicana; and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Dean Cates, Roy Cates, Joe Cates, Ricky Hodges, Bobby Clay and Johney Harper.


Rex Franklin Smith
Oct 14, 1906 - Dec 20, 1988

Rex Smith, 82, of Blooming Grove died Dec. 20, 1988, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Service is at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with Barry Fikes and Charles Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.
He retired from the Simmons Co. in 1972.
Survivors include his wife, Lela Smith of Blooming Grove; one daughter, Barbara Ledbetter of Blooming Grove; one brother Lawrence Smith of Bowie; one sister, Myrtle Kirk of Blooming
Grove; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.Pallbearers are J. B. Patterson, Babe Banks, Duey Lindsey, Russell Crowder, Melvin Boatman and Rusty Tidwell. Honorary pallbearers are Melvin Lynch and Thomas (Tuck) Furra, Robert Gantt, Bill Woodland, J. L. McSpadden and Ernest (Red) Hiler.


  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed. - Dec 21, 1988
  • SSDI: Rex F. Smith, 14 Oct 1906 - 20 Dec 1988
  • TXDI: Rex Franklin Smith; 12-20-1988; Navarro Co., Male

Floy Mellie (Rogers) Morris
Nov 17, 1915 - Dec 21, 1988

Floy Morris
Floy Morris, a former resident of Blooming Grove, died Dec 21, 1988 in Dallas. Services are pending with the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.


  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed. - Dec 21, 1988
  • SSDI: Floy M Morris; 17 Nov 1915; 21 Dec 1988
  • TXDI: Floy Mellie Morris, 12-21-1988; Dallas; Female

Edd T. Burleson
Mar 19, 1905 - Dec 20, 1988

Edd T. Burleson
Edd T. Burleson, 83, of Merritt Island, Fla. died Dec 20, 1988 in Dallas. Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Birdston Cemetery.
He was born March 19, 1905, in Quanah and was a former resident of Houston.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia J. Johnson of Merritt Island; two grandchildren; three brothers, Dillard Burleson of Corsicana, V.P. (Buster) Burleson of Midway, and J.C. Burleson of Houston; two sisters, Hazel Clark of Cedar Creek and Bettie Palms of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.


  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed. - Dec 21, 1988
  • SSDI: Edd T Burleson 19 Mar 1905 - 20 Dec 1988
  • Son of James Curl Burleson & Mammie M. (Collins) Burleson

Thelma Leone (Gordon) Hemphill
Mar 9, 1904 - Jun 29, 1989

Thelma Leone Hemphill
Thelma Leone Hemphill
Thelma Leone Hemphill, 85, of Corsicana, died June 29, 1989, in Corsicana.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mathews memorial Presbyterian Church in Albany, Texas with the Rev. Scott Lucky officiating. Burial will be in the Albany Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Ted Dickey Funeral Home in Plano is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hemphill was born March 9, 1904, in Mount Calm to John Opie Gordon and Lucindia Sanders Gordon. She married Charles Frank Hemphill June 4, 1939, in Hemphill. She was a homemaker and a member of Matthews Memorial Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Frank Hemphill, on Oct 6, 1985.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Feank Hemphill Jr. of Long Beach Calif., and Ross H. Hemphill of Dallas; three daughters, Nancy Helen Bauer of Corsicana, Ann Perryman of Richardson, and Emmarie Reeves of Dallas; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Nina L. Birtciel of Amarillo, Mary Evelyn Pederson of El Paso, and Helen B. Codington of Midland.


Valura (Whitley) Andrews
May 17, 1902 - Jun 28, 1989

Mrs. E. L. Andrews, 87, of Corsicana died June 28, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. J. O. Lawler and the Rev. Robert Easterling officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.
She was born May 17, 1902, in Alabama and was a member of the Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Jimmy Andrews of Wichita Falls, and Bobby Andrews of Corsicana; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Clifton O. Whitley of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Marshall McCluney, Chris Steed, Eddie Andrews, Gene Riecke, Rusty Andrews and Danny Jones.


  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri. Jun 30, 1989
  • SSDI: Valura Andrews; 17 May 1902 - 28 Jun 1989
  • TXDI: Valura Andrews: 06-28-1989; Navarro; Female

Clara Barton Key
May 30, 1899 - Jun 27, 1989

Clara Barton Key, 90, of Wortham, died June 27, 1989 at Harris Methodist Mexia Hospital.
Graveside services were 11 a.m. Friday in Rockwall City Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Comer, Jr., officiating. Burial arrangements were under direction of Porter Funeral Home of Mexia.
Mrs. Key was a homemaker. She was born May 30, 1899 in Rockwall.
Survivors include one daughter, Irene McMill of Dallas; one son Samuel David Key of Santa Anna; one brother, Guy Snow of Corsicana; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Werner M. Garlington
Oct 18, 1913 - Jun 24, 1989

Werner M. Garlington
Werner M. Garlington died Saturday, June 24, 1989, at Circle T. R. V. Park in Mission, where he had lived the past 11 years.
Services were Wednesday, June 28, at Belle-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home in Snyder with the Rev. Mark McMulen officiating. Burial was in Ira Cemetery.  Garlington was a retired clerk of Union Oil of California and served in the army Air Corp. during World War II.
He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Andrews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Christine Upchurch, and a brother, J. W. Garlington.
Survivors include his wife, Maurien; one daughter, Loraine Reed of Ruidoso, N.M.; two sisters, Marie McBride of Kerens and Louise Massey of Athens; one grandchild and several nieces and nephews.


Virginia Viola (Stroder) Beeman
Oct 22, 1883 - May 27, 1972

Mrs. Beeman
Mrs. Virginia Stroder Beeman, 88, died Saturday morning at Melhaven Convalescent Home. A native of Navarro County, she had lived in Corsicana about 60 years.
Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at Corley's Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Carroll officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. She was a member of Missionary Baptist Church here. Survivors include four sons, Albert, Owen, and Harvey, all of Corsicana, and Earl Beeman of Tyler; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Albert Beeman, Jr., L. B. Daniels, James Payne, Clem Egonis, John Dumas, Marvin White, Clint Fouty, and Monty Bottom.



Negro Boy Drowned Near Rural Shade
KERENS, march 29. - (SP) - A negro boy by the name of Leach was drowned near his home in the Rural Shade community last Wednesday while attempting to cross a stream. The negro told his sister he could wade the stream while returning from a visit to a neighbor. His body was not recovered until the next day.


H. N. Hopkins
abt 1878 - Mar 1930

Brother Corsicanan Buried in Dallas on Saturday Afternoon

DALLAS, March 29, H. N. Hopkins, aged 52 years, died at a local hospital
Wednesday night and the funeral will be held here Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock with interment in the Oak Cliff Cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, Wm Hopkins, Justicburg; C. B. Hopkins, Dallas; two brothers, Oscar Hopkins, Corsicana; and Thomas Hopkins, Snyder, Okla; two sisters, Mrs. Adelaine George, Lebanon, Okla., and Mrs. Parish, Tishomingo, Miss.


Robert Edwin Ray, Rev.
abt 1923 - Jul 1965

Rev. Edwin Ray Rites Thursday
Rev. Edwin Ray, 42, former pastor of the Black Hills and Rice Methodist Churches, died Tuesday night of a heart attack at First Methodist Church of Brownsboro, his present pastorate. Services were held church at Brownsboro early this afternoon (Thursday) and burial was in Canton.
His family, wife , and three sons, and other relatives survive.


Willie James Berry Jr.
abt 1933 - Jul 1965

Say Corsicana Worker Killed
AMARILLO - Willy Berry Jr. 32, of Corsicana, Tex., was killed today while working on a highway construction project in Amarillo.
Investigators said Berry was shoveling dirt on the Interstate 40 project when the load of a passing cemetery mixing truck shifted and caused the vehicle to overturn.
Justice of the Peace Cliff Roberts, who ruled the death an accident, said Berry was crushed by the truck cab. The truck driver was not injured.


William Colman Terry
Mar 22, 1845 - Jan 25, 1936

Funeral Services for Wm. C. Terry Sunday Afternoon
Funeral services for William Colman Terry, aged 90 years, Confederate veteran, who died early Saturday morning, where held from the family residence 1701 West Seventh avenue. Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment in the Bazette cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Thomas Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.
A native of Russell county, Alabama, Mr. Terry enlisted in the Confederate army early in 1863. He was married to Miss O. E. Paul, Oct. 18, 1866.
The family came to Texas in 1875, settling first in the Rural Shade community in the southeastern part of Navarro county and moved to Bazette three years later and resided there until 1906 when Mr. Terry moved to Kerens. Mr. Terry moved to Corsicana in 1917 and had resided here since that time.
Mr. Terry was married to Mrs. F. J. Glass in 1910.
Surviving are his wife, four children, J. T. Terry, Rural Shade; Mrs. J. W. Hall, Houston; Mrs. Fannie Holland, Peggs, Okla.; and J. V. Terry, Los Angles.


Gertie Lou (Dyer) Starr
Aug 5, 1910 - Nov 19, 2007

Gertie Lou Dyer Starr
Gertie Lou Dyer Starr passed away from this life on Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at the age of 97.She was born to Joe Shelby and Martha Jane Dyer on Aug. 5, 1910. She and her seven sisters and one brother grew up in Rice and enjoyed the big house across from the school yard. Her husband, Dee Claud Starr, preceded her to eternity in 1989. Together they were a strong, devoted and loving couple who married at the height of the Great Depression, survived the travails of World War II, and revealed a good business partnership in post war opportunities in land development in Houston. They were an ideal team, “He sold, she kept the book.” They are survived by their son Shelby Starr and his wife Bonnie, their grandchildren Kelly Herndon and husband Michael and great-grandchildren Elizabeth and Isabel Herndon and Krista and Stephen Ray Starr. Gertie was the last of nine siblings to pass away and she became, much to her nature, the family caretaker. She enjoyed so much the nieces and nephews of her family and was always available to provide strong opinions, moral certitude and witness to the Christian faith. In these ways, especially, she will be missed. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Burial will follow on the family plot at Rice Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Mary Glenn (White) Saunders
Feb 21, 1915 - Nov 17, 2007

Mary Glenn Saunders, 92, of Kerens passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Center. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Earnest Betts Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.


Bobbie Joyce Melton
abt 1945 - Nov 10, 2007

Bobbie Joyce Melton, 62, of Mexia passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, in Waco. Services will be 1 p.m. today at Cameron Church of God in Christ, 1304 E. Main St., Mexia, with Elder J.W. Beachump officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Mexia. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.


Maggie Evelyn (Clifton) Seifert
Oct 13, 1924 - Nov 11, 2007

Maggie Evelyn Seifert, resident of Corsicana, Passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2007 in Corsicana at the age of 83 years. She was born in Nacadoches on October 13, 1924 to Jack Clifton and Irea Honea Clifton. Survivors include her Children: Vernon Hutchison of Corsicana, Charles Hutchison of Bastrop, La, and Larry Hutchison of Corsicana. 14 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Bro. Bo Loftis officiating.


Juanita Miller Walker
abt 1918 - Nov 10, 2007

Juanita Miller Walker, 89, of Lone Oak and formerly of Mount Calm and Dawson, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007 in Greenville. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Calm Old Town Cemetery with Mr. Jimmy Sid Jones officiating. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.


Arthur Lee Martin
abt 1934 - Nov 4, 2007

Arthur Lee Martin, 73, of Kerens passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. today at New Bethel Baptist Church in Kerens. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


J. S. Roderick
? - Jan 1936


Funeral services for J. S. Roderick aged 68 years, retired business man, who died at his home Wednesday morning at 12:30 o'clock after suffering a paralytic stroke Tuesday night, were held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the family home 1017 West Second avenue with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John's Episcopal church, and Rev. M. E. McPhaill, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.
Mr. Roderick had been in all (?) health for several years. He had resided in Corsicana 35 years, and was a well-known figure in the tailoring and cleaning business here until his retirement from active business several years ago.
Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Miss Margaret Roderick, teacher in the Corsicana public schools; four brothers, Elbert Roderick, San Bernardion, Calif.; Bailey Roderick, Calera, Okla.; C. F. Roderick, Dallas; and Roy Roderick, Calera, Okla.; C. F. Roderick, Dallas, and Roy Roderick, Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Mr. S. L. Dickey; Dallas, and Mrs. W. J. Shaffer, Bakersfield, Calif.; and other relatives.
Pallbearers were George Leonard, Bob Childress, Elbert Neely, Mit Sowell, Emmett Hall, Sam Rowe, Pat Loggins and C. R. Terry.
The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.


L. L. McManus
Apr 15, 1866 - Jan 12, 1936


Funeral services for L. L. McManus, aged 69 years, who died at his home, 308 East First avenue, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock, with interment in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Major M. Van Sweden of the Salvation Army.
Mr. McManus had resided in this vicinity for the past 35 years.
Surviving are two brothers G. W. McManus and J. L. McManus both of Corsicana and other relatives.
Pallbearers were John Jones R. L. Jones, A. M. Ansley, Joe McMullin, R. L. Perry and O. L. McCrory.


Effie (Kealy) Stroder
Jul 31, 1872 - Aug 21, 1949

Mrs. J. N. Stroder Dies on Sunday; Funeral Monday
Mrs. J. N. Stroder, aged 77 years, long-time Navarro resident died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Hawkins 1104 West Seventh avenue, Sunday morning.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Navarro Baptist church. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist Church here. Burial was in the Hopewell cemetery.
Mrs. Stroder was a native of Denton county, and resided in the Re-community, near Navarro, and at Navarro since 1894.
Surviving are two sins, Sam Stroder, Wink, and Ray Stroder, Big Spring; three daughters, Mrs. Lola Marsh, Navarro; Mrs. Pete Marsh, Snyder, and Mrs. Hawkins, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. C. R. Webster, Memphis, Texas, and Mrs. J. C. Mays, Austin; three brothers, J. C. Kealy, Rialto, Calif.; S. H. Kealy, Dallas, and W. H. Kealy, Pine Bluff, Ark.; 10 grand-children and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were C. F. Paschal, W. B. Middlebrooks, Clint Fouty, G. C. Goodin, Owen Beman, C. H. McCarter, R. M. Smith, Sr.; D. Compton and W. B. Turns.
Corley Funeral Home directed.


Ethel M. Allen
Apr 16, 1921 - Nov 22, 2007

Ethel M. Allen
Mrs. Ethel M. Allen, 86, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007 in Corsicana. Visitation will be 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Scott Funeral Home. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Dairy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She was born April 16, 1921 in Leon County. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She attended public school in Oakwood, and worked as a nurse’s aid at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, four children and four sisters. Survivors include one son, Willie L. Lusk and wife Ora Mae of Corsicana; two step-daughters, Onetta Pace and husband C. L., and Roberta Sheffield, all of Dallas; 14 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren; one sister, Pastor Joyce Hill of Houston; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Walter Burnis Bond Jr.
Jan 12, 1933 - Nov 21, 2007

Walter Burnis Bond Jr.
Walter Burnis Bond Jr., 74, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2007 at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas after a year long battle with cancer. He had been diagnosed in December 2006 and underwent treatment throughout 2007. Born Jan. 12, 1933 in Red Oak to Bess and Walter B. Bond Sr., he spent his early childhood in Red Oak and eventually moved to Corsicana where he graduated from high school in 1950. As a star baseball and football player, he decided to play football for the University of Texas at Austin and graduated in 1955. After graduation from Texas he enlisted in the Army and began basic training as a test pilot. He married Iris Waller, also of Corsicana, in 1957 and they spent the next three years in the Army living in San Marcos, Enterprise, Ala., and Brady. The Bonds eventually settled down in Dallas in 1960 and started their family. They remained in Dallas for 15 years where he began a career in commercial banking with the Republic Bank of Dallas. They later moved to Duncanville in the summer of 1975 and remained there for 22 years. After several years with the bank he was offered a position with Murray Investment Company also of Dallas and served as Executive Vice President/Mortgage Broker. Through his commercial real estate connections in Dallas he started DWB Properties with two long-time associates and friends and began a very successful career in commercial real estate development in the Dallas area until his retirement in 1992. In 1997 the Bonds moved back to their roots in Corsicana and built a house on Richland Chambers Reservoir where he remained until 2005 after his wife’s death in 2004. He had just moved from the lake into town when he was diagnosed with cancer and remained there until his death. He was a kind and gentle man, wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. One of his greatest joys was following his granddaughter Sara’s sports activities in Weatherford and in college. After 21 years he was blessed with another granddaughter, Olivia Grace Bond, born Oct. 27, 2007 in Dallas. He was so thrilled to be able to enjoy having her in his life if only for a short time. He was the ultimate sports fan and continued to follow his beloved “Longhorns.” He was and avid gardener and in the early years of his life enjoyed the occasional hunting trip and playing golf. He loved the water and during his time living on the lake you could always find him sitting on the back porch taking in the view. Walter was preceded in death by his parents, Walter B. Bond Sr. and Mary Bess Reid Bond, and wife, Iris Waller Bond. He is survived by his daughter, Laurie Bond of Weatherford; son, Greg Bond and wife Holly of Dallas; granddaughters, Sara Haynie of Weatherford and Olivia Bond of Dallas; cousins, Anne Hughes and her children, Kenny, Ryan, and Kyle Hughes, all of Dallas. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Johnny Crawford, Paul Rash, Pat Craddock, John Ranchetti, Dave Waggoner, Gordon Davis, Fred Hunter, and Lewis Jordan. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


  • Published in the Corsicana Daily Sun from 11/25/2007 - 11/26/2007
  • Published in the Dallas Morning News

Barbara Faye. (Shaw) Tackett
Oct 17, 1933 - Nov 23, 2007

Barbara S. Tackett
Barbara S. Tackett was called to her heavenly home on Friday, Nov. 23, 2007.She was born Oct. 17, 1933 in Midlothian. She was the former owner/operator of Tackett’s Cleaners in Corsicana. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana. She retired from Collin Street Bakery in 1992. She is survived by her son, Ben Ricky Tackett of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law Karen and Clovis H. Baker of Frost; daughter and son-in-law Tina and Jerry L. Jones of Corsicana; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; special friend, Irene “Sister” Sanders of Corsicana. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Leroy Tackett; daughter, Pamela Sue Tackett; and parents, Ben R. “Bull” and Leota P. Ford. Funeral services will be held at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Monday with Brother Bill Allison officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be Josh Krammes, Doug Jones, Chris Jones, Jason Baker, Lee Williamson and Ovie Earles. The family would like to offer a special thank you to Dr. Kent Rogers and Dr. Rohit J. Parmar. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.


  • Published in the Corsicana Daily Sun from 11/25/2007 - 11/26/2007.
  • Find-A-Gave entry has her full name as Barbara Faye (Shaw) Tackett, Im not sure if the obituary is in error (left off Father's last name) or if there is just missing information.  ...elw

Sibyl Thomas
Dec 27, 1917 - Nov 24, 2007

Sibyl Thomas
Mrs. Sibyl Thomas passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born in Wellington Dec. 27, 1917 to her parents, Claude L. and Laura Belle Huff. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Anthony Farmer of Livermore, Calif.; daughter Carol and Clarence Shugart of Willis; grandchildren, Kirsten Banks, William Farmer, Matthew Farmer, Gwyn Shugart and Karrie Shugart; great grandson, Holt Shugart. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Moss officiating. A private interment will take place at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Thomas J. Abbe
Jan 21, 1953 - Nov 2007

Thomas J. Abbe, 54, passed away at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Mr. Abbe was born on Jan. 21, 1953, in Corsicana to Thomas Ray Abbe and Charlene Elizabeth Radney Abbe. He was a supervisor for TXU. He is survived by his wife, Karen Abbe of Blooming Grove; son, T. J. Abbe of Blooming Grove; two daughters, Lara Ellis and her husband Dustin of Palestine and Sarah Abbe of Blooming Grove; mother, Charlene and her husband Henry Owen of Malakoff; in-laws, Glen and Jesslyn Warren of Trinidad; brother, Chris Abbe of Grand Saline; sister, Teresa Tumlinson of Pea Ridge, Ark.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Steve and Mitzy Warren of Grand Prairie; and a number of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Abbe officiating. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Anthony McMillan, Billy Robinson, David Dowd, Oscar Hernandez, Albert Martinez and Wes Hendrix. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


  • Published in the Corsicana Daily Sun from 11/24/2007 - 11/25/2007
  • Published in the Malakoff News

James Herman Matthews
Aug 10, 1941 - Nov 21, 2007

James Herman Matthews
James Herman Matthews, 66, of Dawson quietly passed away at his home after a short but hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ron Sanders officiating. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Daniels, Fred Barrios, Mike Middleton, David Griffith, Darren Alden and Jeff Daugherty. Honorary pallbearer will be Ben Ryzyki. James was born Aug. 10, 1941, in Dawson to Ottma S. and Flora Bankston Matthews. He attended Dawson schools and graduated in May of 1959. Shortly after, in October 1959, he joined the U.S. Air Force where he served until May 1969. James then worked for the Chattanooga Glass Plant in Corsicana from 1969-1985 and in 1986 he went to work for Ennis Extruded Products where he worked until retiring on April 10, 2007. James was a very loving, kind man and leaves behind numerous friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. James leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Linda Gale French Matthews of Dawson; two daughters, Cheryl Dibbles and husband Jason of Teague and Jennifer Spain of Dawson; brother, Bobby Matthews and wife Edna of Dawson; sister, Billie Sue Sanders and husband Cecil of Dawson; brother, Newt Matthews and wife Lynn of Dawson; four granddaughters, Chelsea and Ashley Dibbles of Teague and Jalyn and Jade Spain of Dawson; son-in-law, Doug Spain and two step-grandsons, Justin and Jerred Spain, all of Dawson; and several nieces, nephews and other family members. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.


Raymond Allen Brown
May 9, 1920 - Nov 24, 2007

Raymond A. Brown

Mr. Raymond Allen Brown passed away November 24, 2007 in Corsicana, TX. He was born in Castor, LA to Robert and Katie Brown.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday 3:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Officiated by Mr. Scott Miller.

Survivors include Daughters; Susan Stone of Corsicana; Grand-daughters; Tabitha Stone of Corsicana, April Rojo of Canton, TX, Jeanie Huda of Orlando, FL, Grand-son; Johnny Stone of Grand Saline, TX, 7 Great grandchildren, Sister; Kathryn Walker of West Monroe, LA, Numerous nieces and nephews.


Carl Dean Barrington
Jun 28, 1946 - Aug 22, 2007

Carl Dean Barrington Sr., 61, of Speegleville passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007 at a local hospital. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 29, 2007, at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Blvd., with the Rev. Joe Bailey officiating. Burial will follow at Dawson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Carl was born in Clifton to Wylie Lee Barrington and Mary Diana Morris. He married Jo Ann Little on May 28, 1966, in Dawson, Texas. Carl was a police officer, retiring from Waco PD after 25 years, in 1994. He then worked as a rural postal carrier. Carl was a member of the Waco Police Association serving as secretary/treasurer for many years, Tejas Travelers RV group and a volunteer firefighter/first responder with the Speegleville Volunteer Fire Department. Carl was devoted to family, friends, neighbors and those in need.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wylie Barrington; mother, Mary D Morse; father-in-law, John Little; grandson, Jason Barrington; and daughter-in-law, Lisa Barrington.

Carl is survived by his wife, JoAnn Barrington; sons, Carl Barrington, Jr. and wife, Cindy Barrington and Wylie Barrington; daughter, Diane Stroble and husband, Scott; mother-in-law, Jewell Little; brother, George Barrington; sisters, Kathleen Kunkel, Norma Copeland and Mary Hopkins; grandsons, Bobby Cordell, Cody Cordell, Jeremy Barrington, Kenneth Edmiston, III and Jonathon Barrington; granddaughters, Victoria Wyland, Samantha Stroble and Candice Edmiston; and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to Waco Police Association Benevolent Fund, PO Box 1023, Waco, TX 76703.


  • Published in the Waco Tribune-Herald from 8/24/2007 - 8/27/2007

Nettie Jane (Blakley) Black
May 26, 1907 - Nov 2, 1982

Entered Into Eternal Rest Tuesday, November 2, 1982 Mrs. Nettie Black

Mrs. Nettie Jane Black, 75, of 3732 Grim, a longtime Waco resident, died Tuesday at her home. Services will be at 1pm. Friday at South Waco Church of Christ,with Larry Thomason and Glen Howard officiating. Burial will be at Dawson Cemetery. Mrs. Black was born May 26, 1907 in Atoka, Ok. Her husband L.E. Black, died in 1971. She was a member of South Waco Church of Christ. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ione Wilkerson of Valdosta, Ga., Mrs. Frances White of Las Vegas, Nev., and Miss Martha Black of Waco; a son L. E. Black, Jr. of Waco; two sisters Mrs. Dorothy Ballwahn of Petaluma, Calif., and Mrs. Billy Evans of Redondo Beach, Calif.; four brothers, A.H. Blakley of Odessa, Sam Blakely of Monahans, Ben Blakely of Lewisville and Cecil Blakely of Atoka, Ok.; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren


  • A TRIBUTE published in the pages of THE TRIBUNE HERALD WACO, TEXAS Nov 3, 1982

Alpha (Currington) Ivie
Apr 10, 1932 - Nov 28, 2007

Alpha Currington (MeMe) Ivie went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at her residence in Kemp, Texas at the age of 75 years. She was born on April 10, 1932 in Bazette, TX to Herman Benjamin Currington and Edna Gladys York Currington. She loved her family, spending time with her grandchildren, and cooking. She also enjoyed going to Branson, Missouri on vacation. Alpha was preceded in death by her husband William Douglas Ivie in 2001 and a sister Buna Faye Kirk.

Survivors include her daughter Shirley Ivie Owens of Gun Barrel City.

Son and daughter-in-law: William Michael Ivie and wife Wanda of Kemp.

Grandchildren: Stephen and Christy Tate of Rowlett, Allen and Teresa Tate of Mansfield, Amy and Dan Hardman of Forney, Jared and Melanie Ivie of Dallas, and William Chadwick Ivie of Kemp.

Great grandchildren: Tanner Tate, Taylor Tate, Teren Tate, Trenden Tate, Corbin James Tate, Kylie Tate, Savannah Ivie, Nathan Ivie, Gavan Ivie, Laney June Hardman, Clancy Hardman, Cash Hardman, Blake Ivie, and Drew Ivie. Sisters: Barbara Garcia and husband Bobby of Canton, and Linda Dockery of Wortham. Brother: H.B. Currington and wife Betty Ann of Corsicana.

Several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. Don Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Younger Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Doug Buamgardner, Mike Ferguson, Jeff Williams, Tommy Walthall, Billy Walthall, and Watson House.


Pat (Dortch) Clifton
May 2, 1927 - Nov 28, 2007

Pat Clifton, 80, of Frost passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at her residence. She was born May 2, 1927, to Buel and Jewel Dortch in Sherdin, Ark. Visitation will be held from noon to 4 p.m. today at Frost Baptist Church. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Frost Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Shirley officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Leon Crawford, Ronald Brown, Wallace Willbanks, Nelson German, Jimmy Hooser and Kevin Zuehlke. She was preceded in death by Doug Clifton. Survivors include her sisters, Millie Hieb of Dallas, Glenda Aday of Fort Worth, Lea Reeves of Mesquite and Frankie Prickett of Euless; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


  • Published in the Corsicana Daily Sun from 11/29/2007 - 12/1/2007
  • Wife of Douglas Clifton

Guy Remington Farmer
Feb 1, 1911 - Nov 26, 2007

Guy Remington Farmer
Guy Remington Farmer, 96, of Purdon passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, in Corsicana. He was born Feb. 1, 1911, in Purdon to Leslie and Myrtle Mary Dosser Farmer. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Purdon since 1924, where he also served as a deacon. He was member of Dawson Masonic Lodge 155 and Dawson Eastern Star. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Dan Rogers and the Rev. Mark Barnhill officiating. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dane Denny, Chris Denny, Dicky Phillips, Hoyt Farmer, Weldon Higginbotham and Ben Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Evelyn Butler Farmer, who he married June 1, 1929; parents, L. L. and Myrtle Dosser Farmer; sisters, Faye Burke and Lessie Horn; brothers, Roy Farmer and Ray Farmer; and daughter-in-law, Jane Moody Farmer. Survivors include his son, Jim Farmer of Corsicana and Les Farmer and wife Jimmie of Robinson; daughter, Elizabeth McCrory and husband Oscar of Purdon; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Purdon. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Don Wilbert Reed
Nov 13, 1933 - Nov 26, 2007

Don W. Reed, 74, of Keller passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, in North Richland Hills. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.



Don Reed
Don W. Reed, 74 of Keller, passed away Monday November 26, 2007 at North Hills Hospital in North Richland Hills Texas. He was born November 13, 1933 in Corsicana, Texas to W.B. "Skeeter" Reed and Essie Mae Spain Reed. He spent his early childhood in the oil fields of west Texas and graduated from Permian Basin High School in Odessa. He then went on to graduate with a degree in Geology from UT Austin where he was a memember of Sigma Nu Fraternity. After completing his Bachelor degree in Geology, he went on to pursue a law degree which he completed in 1961. With his law degree, he served as the Attorney through the State Board of Water Engineers in Austin and later as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Lubbock. From 1968 through mid 1990's, he went into private law practice in the Ft. Worth area. His true passion remained with his love for working in the gas and oil business which he continued throughout his life. He is preceded in death by his parents W.B. Reed and Essie Mae Spain Reed. He is survived by wife Patricia Reed of Keller, his son Don Marcus Reed and wife Tammy of Blooming Grove, three step daughters Tricia Lawson of Keller, Angie Westgaard and husband Wayne of Mt. Pleasant and Lisa London and husband Ted of Liberty Missouri. He is also survived by his cousins Jean Sanders and her son Tony Sanders of Frost. Visitation will be 5-7pm Wednesday November 28, 2007 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 11:00 am Thursday November 29, 2007 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

W. H. "Whit" Butler
abt 1875 - Oct 1925

Pursley Man Killed
W. H. "Whit" Butler, age fifty years and a farmer of the Pursley community, who was shot in Corsicana Saturday morning, was buried in the Pursley cemetery Sunday afternoon, Rev. W. Z. Corbin of Blooming Grove conducting the service.
Mr. Butler died as a result of gunshot wounds alleged to been inflected by J. E. McLain of Corsicana. McLain surrendered to officers was was out on $2,000 bond to await the action of the grand jury. Family trouble is said to be the cause of the trouble.
It was reported here Saturday that both the men were Pursley citizens and that J. F. (John) McLain did the shooting, which was a false report.


  • Dawson Herald, Fri. Oct 16, 1925

Lucy (Shors) Cooper
Jun 22, 1909 - Oct 23, 1925

Buried at Pursley
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock for Mrs. Leslie Cooper, aged 16 years who died as a result of accidental gunshot wounds Friday night. The body of the young woman was taken from Richland where the accident occurred to the home of her step-mother, Mrs. Aubrey Shores near Pursley. The funeral services were conducted at the home of Mrs. Shores and the remains were interred in the Old  Pursley cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Darwood Methodist minister of Purdon.
- Mondays Corsicana Daily Sun


  • Dawson Herald, Fri. Oct 30, 1925
  • Wife of Leslie Cooper; Daughter of A. & M. B. Shors

Joe McKelvey

He Insisted on Making His Bed in a Box Car Loaded with Seed

Monday night Night Watchman W. McGlohen Shot and Killed a negro man, who appears to be about 22 years old, who insisted on making his bed in a box car loaded with cotton seed that was standing on the siding near the Navarro Cotton  Oil Company's seed house. McGlohen ordered hi off, but but the negro refused to go and McGohen fired to frighten him away and accidentally shot the negro in the back of the head, killing him instantly. The remains were taken to Sutherland's undertaking room, where the body was identified as that of Joe McKelvey of Lufkin. He had been here only a short time.


  • Corsicana Democrat Truth; Thurs Oct 25, 1917

James W. Ford
1889 - Mar 1968

J. W. Ford, 78, Dies Sunday
J. W. Ford, 78, retired farmer and service station operator, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Leroy Brown and the Rev. Eldon Cole officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
Ford, a Corsicana resident for 45 years, operated My Place service station 25 years. He was a Mason and member of Eleventh Ave. Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. J. W. Ford, Corsicana; a son, Billy G. Ford, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. B. F Taylor, San Antonio; two grandchildren, James F. Taylor, San Antonio; and Billy Ford, Corsicana; a brother, D. H. Ford, Iowa Park.


  • Inscription: In the center of the tombstone "FORD" 
    Note: A gray rectangle double tombstone with large letters "FORD" in the center. This tombstone is facing West, parallel with the road entering Hopewell Cemetery.
    Myrtle Pritchett

Lee Earl Smith
abt 1926 - Jan 26, 1990

Lee Earl Smith, 64, of Corsicana, died Jan 26, 1990, at the University of Texas Health Center in Tyler.
Wake services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wilgo Baptist Church with the Rev. Edward Williams officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Survivors include two children; one aunt, Love of Corsicana; and a host of other relatives.

Carey Alford Ford, Sr.
Mar 10, 1892 - Jul 26, 1965

Tuesday Rites For C. A. Ford
Final rites for C. A. Ford, 73, retired farmer, who died in Memorial hospital Monday, will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.
The services will be conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the Hubbard Methodist church, and Rev. Charles Kottenbrook, pastor of the Purdon  Baptist church. Burial will be in the Younger Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Route 1, Purdon; a son, C. A. Ford Jr., Lancaster; three daughters, Mrs. J. O. Garner, Dallas; Mrs. J. O. McCarter and Mrs. Clark Putman, Both of Purdon; 14 grandchildren 12 great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Clarence Putman, Clarence Hall, Guy Farmer, C. E. Thomas, Jr.; Lemon Phillips, Preston Peden, Albert Mosley, Hugh Brewer and Lynn Benefield.


Annie Belle Norton

Mrs. J. B. Norton Dies Wednesday
WORTHAM, July 29 (Spl) - Mrs. Anna Belle Norton, 62, native of Wittsburg, Pa., resident of Streetman four years, died Wednesday here.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Walker Funeral Chapel with burial in the Cade cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Bell and Rev. Bill Roe, Baptist ministers. She was a Baptist.
Surviving are her husband, J. B. Norton, Streetman; a daughter, a son; and a sister, Mrs Pearl Hurley, Palm Springs, Calif.


James Henry McBride
Nov 25, 1872 - Mar 20, 1968

J. H. McBride Dies Wednesday
KERENS (Spl) - James H. McBride, 95, a longtime resident of Trinidad died Wednesday in Waxahachie. He was a retired farmer.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Paschal Funeral Home officiated by the Rev. Buddy Flanagan of Corsicana. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.
Surviving are a son, Lon McBride of Bardwell; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Farmer of Trinidad; two stepsons, A. T. Hardway of Corsicana and George Hardway of Marshall; 18 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.
Masons will be pallbearers.


J. P. Gregory
Aug 20, 1898 - Mar 24, 1968

J. P. Gregory Rites Tuesday
J. P. Gregory, 69, retired farmer and former Camp Fleming employee, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Willie Nolan will officiate. Burial will be in St. Elmo Cemetery.
Gregory was a native of Brandon.
Surviving him are a daughter, Mrs. A. J. Taylor, Corsicana; two sons, R. J. Gregory, Corsicana; and James Edward Gregory, Granbury; five grandchildren; a brother, Roy Gregory, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. O. B. Knowles, Streetman; and Mrs. Sid Jones, Combes.
Pallbearers will be Garner Steele, Johnny Massey, Dixie Turner, Roy French, Elwood Barnes, Clayton Smith, Edgar Rittersbacher; S. L. Dublin, H. D. Beauchamp.
Honorary pallbearers will be men of Westside Baptist Church.


  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - March 26, 1968
  • TXDI: J. P. Gregory; Mar 24, 1968; Navarro; Male

Derrell Dean Adams
Dec 7, 1921 - Nov 23, 1996

ADAMS, Derrell D. (D.D.)
Corsicana - Mr. Derrell D. (D.D.) Adams, 74, of Corsicana, Texas, died November 23, 1996 at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana, Texas. Services 10 am Tuesday, November 26, 1996, at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home, Dennis Smart officiating. Burial at Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ronald Franks, Frank Newhouser, Charles Cuddy, Rick Pavelka, Buddy Eden and Rob Pavelka. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the 300th Combat Engineers.
He was born December 07, 1921, in Drain, Texas. He was a World War II veteran and a Sgt. in the 300th Combat Engineers, Patton's 3 rd Army. He was in five major battles, including the Battle of the Bulge and the Normandy Invasion. Mr. D.D. Adams owned and operated Adams Garage for 40 years.
Survivors include wife, Kathryn Adams of Corsicana, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Kathey and Richard Pavelka of Waco, Texas; sons Tom Adams of Corsicana, Texas, and Derrell Wayne Adams of Corsicana, Texas; sister, Faye Iker of Richardson, Texas; grandchildren, Angela Buro, Rick Pavelka, and Rob Pavelka; and great-grandchild, Jeffrey Buro.
Griffin - Roughton, Corsicana.


Stephania Frances (Frederick) Rogers
Feb 17, 1927 - Nov 30, 2007

Stephania Frances Rogers was born on February 17, 1927, in West, TX. She passed away on November 30, 2007 in Pasadena, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Paul D. Rogers of Pasadena, TX, her mother, Ida Oleta Smith, of Pasadena, TX, her father, Steine Frederick, of West, TX, and step-father, January H. Smith, of Harlingen, TX, and one sister, Letha Bell, of South Houston, TX. She is survived by her children, Deborah Kidwell and husband, James, of Seabrook, TX, Paul D. Rogers II and wife, Lyn, of Richardson, TX, Daniel S. Gonzalez, of Pasadena, TX Richard Rogers and wife, Susan, of Katy, TX, Julie Stuckey and husband John, of Friendswood, TX, sister Mary Hardgrave of Houston, TX, brother, Robert Smith of Lairds Hill, TX, and brother January H. Smith and wife Sue of Austin, TX, 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Stephania grew up in Corsicana, TX, and graduated salutatorian at Corsicana High School, class of 1944. She worked as a phone operator at Bell Telephone Company and married Paul D. Rogers on March 15, 1947. After the birth of her children, Stephania served the San Jacinto Area Council of the Girl Scouts of America in a number of volunteer positions for 30 years. She was awarded the Girl Scout Thanks Badge for outstanding service. Stephania served as a volunteer for the Armand Bayou Nature Center for 13 years and was awarded their Outstanding Volunteer. She volunteered for the Pasadena ISD HOST Literacy Program, tutoring students to learn to read. She also served as a volunteer and chaplain for Bayshore Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary and on the Pasadena Police Citizens Academy, both with her son, Danny Gonzalez. Stephania was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a talented seamstress, creating one-of-a-kind gowns and clothing for her children. She was a resident of Pasadena, TX, for 56 years. She touched many lives and was known for her kindness and concern for every one she knew. Stephania taught by example the Christian faith and taught it to her children. She was a treasure to her family and friends, who will miss her greatly. Her family would like to express their appreciation to the staff and doctors of Bayshore Medical Center, to Drs. Tran, Mullins, Darmadi, Gelber, and Hamer, and nursing staff, especially Beth, Toni, Dede, Lindsey, and Evelyn. Special thanks go to the Bayshore Volunteer and Chaplain Corps, the Pasadena Police Chaplains, and to Kay and Debbie with Regency Hospice for their care and kindness. Visitation for Stephania Rogers will be held on December 4, 2007 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Grand View Funeral Home at 8501 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX. Services will be held on December 5, 2007, at 10:00AM at First United Methodist Church, Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, TX, 281-487-8787. Interment will follow at Grand View Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Stephania Rogers to the Armand Bayou Nature Center, P.O. Box 58828, Houston, TX, 77258, and to the Bayshore Medical Volunteer Auxiliary Corps Scholarship Fund, 4000 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX, 77504.

Rita Florice "Flo" (Montgomery) Broadway
Mar 16, 1919 - Sep 5, 2007

- Mrs. Broadway
Rita Florice (Flo) Broadway, beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, went home to be with the Lord, September 5, 2007.
She was born in Kerens, Navarro County, Texas, on March 16, 1919, the only child of Opal M. Simmons and Henry Porter Montgomery. She lived in Kerens until she was eighteen years old and then moved to Pettus, Texas to be with her Mother and Step-Father, Opal and D. Possoit. In Pettus, she met the love of her life, L.J. Broadway. They married on April 16, 1938. They made their home in Pettus, Palestine and Kenedy, Texas, until his death in 1974.
Flo was a member of First Baptist Church of Beeville. She was loved by all who met her and knew her. She loved spending time with her family and friends, and listening to music. She volunteered her musical talents to various church organizations wherever they lived.
She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father; her beloved husband, L.J.; and granddaughter, Catherine Whitworth.
She is survived by her son and his wife, Lynn and Jacque Broadway; her daughter and her husband, Cheryl and Bill Whitworth; grandson and his wife, Russell and Sandy Broadway; granddaughters and their husbands, Heidi and Romey Winstead, Deanna and Jason Moore, Jennifer and Eric Hammond, Courtney and Kris Collins; great-grandchildren, Kathryn Broadway, Will Winstead, Brinn and Brook Hammond, Dylon and Cambell Collins.
There was to be visitation at the Funeral Home on Friday, September 7, 2007, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Services will be held at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home in Beeville on Saturday, September 8, 2007, at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Beeville, Texas.
Galloway & Sons Inc., Funeral Directors


  • Beeville Bee-Picayune - Sep 8, 2007

John Andrew Deskin Jr. 
Dec 16, 1926 - Sep 18, 2007

Andrew Deskin

John Andrew Deskin Jr., 80, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007, at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope. He was a native of Kerens, Texas, and a resident of Foley.

Deskin was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Julie A. Johnson Deskin of Foley; two sons, Roy Nash Deskin and William Jeff Deskin; a daughter, Sherrie Lynn Deskin; stepchildren, Kelly McGinley of Mobile and Scott Alexander of Orange Beach; five grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.

Local funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. today in the chapel of Pine Rest Funeral Home in Foley. A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the service at the funeral home.

A reception will follow at the Meadow Run Club House on Meadow Run Loop in Foley.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Restland Funeral Home's Wildwood Chapel in Dallas. Graveside services will follow at the Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette, Texas.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Dallas.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 3100 Samford Ave., Shreveport, LA 71103 or by calling 318-222-5704.

Local arrangements are by Pine Rest Funeral Home in Foley.


Dallas Morning News, The (TX)-September 21, 2007 DESKIN, JR., , JOHN ANDREW Passed Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007 after 80 years. He is preceded in death by son: John Andrew III. He is survived by wife Julie A. (Johnson) of Foley, AL, two sons, a daughter, step-children and seven grandchildren. Born in Kerens, TX December 16, 1926. Served Navy WWII, earned Elec. Eng. Deg. Married Lola Mae (Nash). Collins Radio 32 years as a Field Eng., a Founding Charter Member of Plano Elks Lodge #2485, life member of Richardson VFW #8627, and a Scottish Rite Mason. Visitation: Friday, Sept. 21 from 6-8 P.M. Restland Funeral Home. Services: Sat., Sept. 22 at 10 A.M. Restlands Wildwood Chapel. Graveside service follows at Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette, TX.

James E. "Jim" McDowell

MERIDIAN, Texas --- James E. "Jim" McDowell, 70, Meridian, formerly of Topeka, died Friday, July 6, 2001, at his home.

Mr. McDowell worked as a Santa Fe Railroad policeman for years at Topeka before moving to Meridian.

He was born Jan. 19, 1931, in Kerens, Texas. He moved to Meridian in 1980.

He married Ardean DeForest on May 12, 1978, in Topeka. She survives.


Otho Clifton Frederick, Sr.
Mar 11, 1894 - Dec 2, 1973


O. C. Frederick

Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel of Otho C. Frederick Sr. 79, of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Blooming Grove and a retired motel owner.

Survivors include his widow, of Corsicana; two sons, Thomas M. Frederick of Palos Verdes, California, and Otho (Bob) Frederick Jr. Of Lewisville; five grandchildren, two brothers, R. E. Frederick and W. B. Frederick both of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Eula McGraw of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Nettie McCracken of El Paso and Mrs. Sue Ella White of San Antonio.

Nephews will be pallbearers.



William Buckalew Cobb

Nov 5, 1890 - Dec 1, 1973


W. B. Cobb


W. B. Cobb
Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for William B. Cobb, 83, of Blooming Grove, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Rev. Ken James Pastor and Rev. Ken Branam, Barry Baptist Church pastor were to officiate, with burial at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
Arrangements are with McCormick Funeral Home. He and his wife celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Nov. 15. He was a member of Central Baptist Church for over 50 years. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mamie Cobb; two sons, Cary Cobb of Blooming Grove and Joe Dean Cobb of Waco; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ruth Woodruff of Corsicana and Mrs. Leona Reed of Barry; four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers include Bobby Ralston, D. W. Springer, Lowell Reed, Drew Gillen, Bruce McCormick, Ernest McGraw, John Reed, A. M. Russell, and R. L. Kagler.



Dora Mamie (Frederick) Cobb
Nov 21, 1892 -1982


Mamie Cobb
Mamie Cobb, 89, of Blooming Grove, died Friday at Memorial Hospital.
Funeral service will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. In the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Neal Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
She is survived by one son, Cary Cobb, Silver City; two daughters, Mary Ruth Woodruff, Corsicana, and Mrs. Leon Reed, Barry; one sister, Maggie Phillips, Corsicana; four grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Ralston, O. W. Springer, Bruce McCormick, John F. Reed, Lowell Reed, Earnest McGraw.


Margaret D. "Maggie" (Frederick) Phillips
Feb 15, 1896 - May 7, 1990


Maggie Phillips, 94, of Corsicana, died May 7, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services are 3 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Grove with Barry Fikes officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her husband Claude Phillips in 1970 and a daughter, Mildred Barnes in 1985.
Survivors include one son, Jack Phillips of Blooming Grove; four grandchildren, John Phillips of Corsicana, Sue Mershawn, Donna Phillips and Jackie Owen, all of Blooming Grove; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be John Phillips, Dwayne Owen, Roy Mershawn, Jack Herod, Ronald Lynch and Danny Ray Jones.



Claude Phillips
Apr 16, 1887 - Jan 27, 1970


Claude Phillips Rites Wednesday
Claude Phillips, 82, died Tuesday morning at his home. He was a retired ginner.
Funeral services were to be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove and interment was to be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
The Rev. Mel Hardin was to officiate.
Surviving are his wife, Maggie B. Phillips; a son, Jack Phillips, both of Blooming Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Barnes of the Chapman ranch; a brother, Ed Phillips of Blooming Grove; and four grandchildren.



Claude Phillips
Apr 16, 1887 - Jan 27, 1970

Claude Phillips Dies Tuesday

Claude Phillips, one of the oldest native born residents of the Blooming Grove community, died at his home in Blooming Grove early Tuesday. He had been in ill health many months and on Monday afternoon, had returned home after several weeks as a patient in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral arrangements were not complete at press time. McCormick Funeral service is directing.

Mr. Phillips was born April 14, 1887, on the property south of Blooming Grove known as "the old Phillip's place." He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Phillips, and he married the former Miss Margaret Frederick. He was retired from the cotton gin and cotton yard business.

Survivors include his wife of Blooming Grove; a son, Jack Phillips of Blooming Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Barnes of Corpus Christi; four grandchildren; and a brother, Ed Phillips of Blooming Grove.


Jim Frank Lackey
Oct 29, 1924 - Feb 3, 1999


Jim Frank Lackey
Jim Frank Lackey, 74, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet, with the Rev. Jim Baggett and the Rev. Jim Baggett and the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating.
Mr. Lackey was born in Georgetown on Oct. 29, 1924. He attended Georgetown High School, Southwestern University and UT Tyler. He proudly served his country in the Pacific Theater during World War II in the U.S. Marine Corps E. Company 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Infantry Division. He worked for many years as a district representative for Phillips Petroleum Company and Ada Oil Company. He then worked for the Texas Department of Corrections as a correctional officer and later retired from there. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church.
Mr. Lackey is survived by his wife, Virginia Lackey of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Terry Cox of Ennis; brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Tommye Lackey of Oxford, Ga.; sister Beatrice Townsley of Austin; granddaughters, Pamela Collins of Ennis, Laura Haden and husband Josh of Fort Meade, Md.; grandson, Micah Gardiner of Ennis; great-granddaughter, Katie Haden of Fort Meade, Md.; and several nieces.
Mr. Lackey was preceded in death by his mother, Addie Laura Lackey; father, Arthur F. Lackey; brother, James Lackey; sister, Mary Van Pelt; and grandson, Joshua Lee Gardiner.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.



John Robert Corley
Aug 17, 1902 - Feb 4, 1999


John Robert Corley
John Robert Corley, 96, of Corsicana passed away Thursday Feb. 4, 1999, in Corsicana.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Finley of First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Arthur Ellis, Jimmie Porter, Don Paschal, James R. Bass, Bill Barcheers, Toby L. Ratliff, David Reagan and Herbert Roop.
Mr. Corley was born in Mexia on Aug. 17, 1902
Mr. Corley is survived by his wife, Frances Corley of Corsicana; sons, Bob Corley of Corsicana and David Corley of Fort Worth; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.



Loyde Freeman

Oct 24, 1956 - Feb 2, 1999


Loyde Freeman
Loyde Freeman, 43, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Freedom Fellowship Church, with the Rev. Jessie R. Williams officiating. Burial was held Wednesday at Woodland Cemetery.
Mr. Freeman was born in Navarro County on Oct. 24, 1956.
Mr. Freeman is survived by his brothers, Jessie R. Freeman of Corsicana and Willie L. Freeman of Gatesville, sists, Shirley J. Whitaker of Corsicana, Ruby Jean Malone of Ennis and Minister Bobbie Jean Horton of Grand Prairie; sister-in-law, Denise Freeman of Corsicana; uncle and aunt, Wig and Thelma Freeman of Wortham; aunts, Everlean Harper of Levelland and Mae Freeman of Odessa; and other relatives.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Foy Lee Garrett
Sep 24, 1912 - Jan 21, 1999


Foy Lee Garrett
Foy Lee Garrett, 86, of Tool passed away Thursday, Jan 21, 1999 in Athens.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb 6, at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana, with the Rev. Tony Neal of Mildred Baptist Church officiating.
Mr. Garrett was born in Paris on Sept. 24, 1912, the son of Lee Roy and Eula Garrett. He resided in Corsicana since 1946 and moved to the Cedar Creek area in 1991. He was a member of Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool. He was also a member of the Lion's Club and Masonic Lodge. He married Evelyn Schneider in 1991 in Tool.
Mr. Garrett is survived by his wife, Evelyn of Tool; son and daughter-in-law, Randall Lee and Regina Garrett of Chapel Hill; sister Geraldene Rothschild of Bend, Ore.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mr. Garrett was preceded in death by his first wife Marie in  1989.
Arrangements by Tomlinson funeral Home Seven Points.




Raymon Morris Mayo

Aug 19, 1901 - Aug 18, 1982


Raymon Mayo
Services was held Aug. 20 from Memorial Home Chapel in Tyler for Raymon Mayo, 80, who died Aug. 18 in a Tyler Hospital after a lengthy illness. Wes Price and Perry Hall officiated. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Formerly of Kerens, he had been a Smith County resident 51 years and was retired from Delta Drilling Co.
Survivors are two sons, Claud Mayo, of Dallas, and Morris Mayo, Austin; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd Stevens, Whitehouse, and Mrs. Melba Hayley , Tyler; two brothers, Luther Mayo, White Oak, and James Mayo, Kemp; three sisters, Mrs. Dade Sale, Henderson, Mr. H. O. Meissner, Longview, and Mrs. W. L. Gallman, Italy; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.



  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri, Feb 5, 1999

  • SSDI: Raymon Mayo: 19 Aug 1901 - Aug 1983

  • TXDI: Raymon Morris Mayo; 08-18-1982; Smith Co., TX

Sylvester "Buttons" Hayden Sr.

abt 1928 - Aug 1982


Sylvester "Buttons" Hayden Sr.
Sylvester "Buttons" Hayden Sr., 54, died Tuesday, Aug. 24 at his home in Goodlow.
Service was held Saturday, 1 p.m., at New Hope Baptist Church in Kerens. Burial was in Goodlow Park Cemetery.
Wake services were held Friday night at Ross & Johnson Mortuary.
Surviving are 10 daughters, Mary Washington, San Antonio; Mary Frances hayden, Fort Worth; Darlene Hayden, Daingerfield; Ruby Vanibuls and Matte Faulk, both of Kerens; Wanda Hayden, Priscilla Hayden, Shirley Hayden and Vanessa Hayden, all of Atlanta Ga.; three sons, Sylvester Hayden Jr., William Hayden and Prescott Hayden, all of Atlanta, Ga.; one brothe, Charlie Hayden, Jr., Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. Sylestia Clemons and Mrs. Minnie Lee Speed, both of Grand Prairie.




Edna Earl (Myers) Clay
March 13, 1920 - Dec 6, 2007


Edna Earl Clay, 87, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, in Dallas. She was born March 13, 1920, in Royce City to James F. and Ida Bell Weaver Myers. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church with Dr. Mark Luera officiating. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. Monday at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas. Pallbearers will be Mike Warren, George Rule, Jeffrey Clay, Jeremy Green, Lou Clay and James Clay. Survivors include her son, James Clay Sr. and wife Linda of Irving; daughter, Cheryl Green and husband Larry of Corsicana; grandchildren, Jeanette Yacks and Bill, James Clay Jr. and Cynthia, John Clay and Jennifer, Jodi Clay, Jill Clay, Joseph Clay, Jeffrey Clay, Kimberly Green, Jeremy Green and Allison; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Jo Wheelis of Weatherford; and cousin, Oleta Cash. A Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.



Ruby Vivian (Womack) Wheat 

Jan. 12, 1925 - Dec 3, 2007


Vivian Womack Wheat
Vivian Womack Wheat, 82, passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, in Austin. She was born in Purdon, Navarro County, on Jan. 12, 1925, the ninth child of William Neely Clark Womack and Irene Hannah Howard Womack. She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1943 and attended Baylor University, studying English literature. Mrs. Wheat was a resident of Austin for more than 50 years. She regularly participated as a volunteer for church, school and other activities for her children. After many years as a housewife, Mrs. Wheat worked in administration, retiring in 2001. Mrs. Wheat is survived by her three daughters and their husbands, Cathy and Paul Koenekoop of Amstelveen, The Netherlands, Cynthia and Paul Peters of Flower Mound, and Marilyn and Mike Ingram of Austin. She was an adoring grandmother to her grandchildren, Elizabeth and John Peters, and leaves a beloved sister, Lena Jo Womack Mitchell, the youngest and last remaining member of their family. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews, as well as other family. Mrs. Wheat valued the traditions handed down by her parents of duty, commitment and sacrifice, and will be remembered as a woman of grace, dignity and wit. She has bequeathed to those who loved her a legacy of faith in Christ of the stature to carry on through difficult times and good, and she shall be often thought of and dearly missed. Mrs. Wheat was laid to rest in a graveside service held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Dresden Cemetery in Dresden.



Patricia S. (UNKNOWN) Foley-DeMoss-Kennemore
Oct 20, 1941 - Dec 6, 2007


Pat Kennemore
Pat Kennemore, 66, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, in Kerens. She was born on Oct. 20, 1941, in Jewett. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Black Hills Cemetery with the Rev. Otis Conner officiating. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Allen Kennemore and Larry DeMoss; son, Ronnie Foley Sr.; and daughter, Debbie Fitzpatrick. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dolly and Richard Bowles of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Rickey Foley and Lupe Oros of Corsicana and James and Tammy McWhorter of Corsicana; grandsons, David Kennemore and wife Sabrina of Portland, Texas, and Ronnie Foley Jr.; granddaughters, Mina Cooper and husband David of Broadus, Laura Bowles of Corsicana, Teresa Foley of Wurzberg, Germany, and Gina Worley and husband Jonathan of Lindale; five great-grandchildren; and sister and brother-in-law, Vanessa Brotherton and Ernie Songer of Kerens. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.




Frankie Ruth Perry
Jun 13, 1919 - Feb 11, 1936



Funeral services for Frankie Ruth Perry, 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Perry, where held from this family residence 915 North Thirteenth street Wednesday afternoon and burial was made in the Blooming Grove cemetery.  She died Tuesday after several weeks illness with pneumonia.

Surviving are her parents, five brothers, Chester Otis, Waymon, J. H. and Glenn Perry, and one sister, Frances Perry, grandparents and other relatives.
Rev. Gardner of Blooming Grove conducted the funeral rites; and arrangements were made by the McCormick Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were J. D. Warren, Mr. Marshall, Wilson Dosser, Alvin Baggett, Jimmie Reagan and Theo Grantham.
The deceased registered as a student in the Corsicana high school at the 1935-36 mid-term and attended school about a week of the second semester before being taken ill.




Miss Frankie Ruth Perry, aged 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Perry, died at her home in Corsicana Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Dresden Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Monroe Gardner, pastor of the Central Baptist church of this city officiating.

She is survived by her parents, five brothers and one sister.

The McCormick Funeral Service had charge of arrangements.


Lake G. (Slater) Ivie

Oct 17, 1891 - Jan 19, 1932


Mrs. Lake G. Ivie Died at Jester On Tuesday Afternoon

Mrs. Lake G. Ivie, aged 40, died at Jester Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock and the funeral was held at Navarro Mills Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock where interment was made.
Surviving are three sons, Everett, Armetis and William Ivie; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Slater and a brother, Brady Slater, all of the Jester community.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.




Charles F. Barnes

July 25, 1873 - Oct 3, 1930

Charles F. Barnes Shot Wife in Arm and Ended Own Life
Tragedy Occurred Friday Night At Barnes Family Home
Charles F. Barnes, 56, carpenter, 604 South Eighteenth and One-Half street, is dead, and his wife, Mrs. Ruth Barnes, 41, is in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic suffering from gunshot wounds as a result of a shooting affair at the Barnes home Friday night about 10 o'clock. Mrs. Barnes was shot in the right arm, an artery being severed. She suffered considerably shock and loss of Blood. She was rushed to the Clinic in the Corley-McMahon ambulance where she received medical attention.
Barnes left the house immediately after the shooting of his wife, it was reported, and later was found in his workshop in the yard with a pistol bullet wound in his temple. The temple was powder burned, and the bullet emerged from the top of the head. From blood stains on the side of the shop, he apparently fired the bullet into his own brain while standing. The .32 caliber six-shooter was under his body. His hat was on a plank near the body where he apparently placed it before firing the shot at ended his life.
Members of the family in the house stated that they did not hear the second shot but neighbors reported that they heard it. Mrs. Barnes left the house and went to a nearby house where the ambulance was called.
S. E. Jordon, justice of the peace viewed the body of Barnes and returned a verdict of attempted murder and suicide. Bruce Nutt city officer arrived a few minutes after the shooting.
The body of Barnes is being held at the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home pending the arrival of relatives and the funeral arrangements will probably not be completed before Sunday.
Surviving Barnes are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Omer Pitman, Big Springs; two sons, Chester Barnes, Roswell, N.M., and Marion Barnes, Corsicana; four brothers, E. L. Barnes, Corsicana, D. D. Barnes, Houston, Will Barnes and John Barnes, both of Oklahoma; and one sister, Mrs. Mollie Carter, Houston.




Funeral Services Held Sunday For Chas. F. Barnes
Funeral services for Charles F. Barnes, 56, 604 South Eighteenth and One-Half street, who was found dead in his workshop Friday night shortly after 10 o'clock with a bullet wound in the head, were held from the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. A verdict of suicide was returned by Judge S. B. Jordan, justice of the peace, after he viewed the body. A .32 caliber pistol was found under Barnes body.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church and Rev. David Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Chester Barnes, Roswell, N.M., and Marion Barnes, Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Omer Pittman, Big Springs; four brothers, E. L. Barnes, Corsicana, D. D. Barnes, Houston, Will Barnes and John Barnes, both of Oklahoma; and one sister, Mrs. Mollie Carter, Houston.

His death record from the Navarro County Courthouse, Book 5, p 143
Prect. 1, Corsicana, Navarro Co TX, Charles F. Barnes, White, Male, Married, Carpenter, died October 3, 1930, born July 25, 1873 place N. C., father Ed Barnes born N. C., mother Unknown born Unknown, Informant Mrs. Chas. Barnes of city, Cause of death Gun Shot wound – Self Inflicted, S. B. Jordon, JP, Burial October 5, 1930 at Oakwood Cemetery by Corley-McMahon Funeral Home, Filed October 8, 1930 W. W. Clopton, Regt.


Camilla Bell (Blake) Carroll
Jan 29, 1920 - Dec 10, 2007


Camilla Blake Carroll
Camilla Blake Carroll, resident of Corsicana and formerly of Emhouse, passed away on Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at Twilight Home in Corsicana at the age of 87. She was born in the Dresden Community on Jan. 29, 1920, to James Heath Blake and Clara Mae Knight.


Camilla was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Carroll; brothers, Tillman Blake and Joshua Blake; sisters, Sarah Sparkman, Clara Belt, Patty Roe, Ethel Slater, Margaret Whitley and LaDora Hollingsworth. Survivors include her son, Charles Carroll and wife Barbara of Emhouse; granddaughters, Patty Carroll and Emily Smith; sisters, Willie Arnold of Purdon and Florence Stephens of Rockwall; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dresden Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.



Carol Earlene (Rhodes) Reed
May 29, 1926 - Dec 9, 2007


Carol Reed
A gathering to reminisce the life of Carol Reed is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers, 6025 82nd St., Lubbock. A ceremony celebrating her 81 years of life will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Lake Ridge Chapel with a committal service to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock. She left to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007. On May 29, 1926, Carol was born to Charlie and Edith Mahone Rhodes in the Cryer Creek community. She married W. A. “Pete” Reed on April 2, 1946, in Corsicana. She graduated from Barry High School and attended Texas Tech University. She was employed as office administrator for 14 years at various oil companies such as Chrismann and Welburn Oil Company. Carol was a devoted Christian wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and adored her family. Her interest included collecting and selling antiques, decorating and gardening. Survivors include her spouse of 61 years, W. A. “Pete” Reed; her daughter, Shocky Reed Peak and spouse, Butch, of Moran, Wyo.; and grandchildren, Shane Bowers and spouse, Paula, of Lubbock, Paige Eichman and spouse, Billy, of Lubbock, and Leah Schauer and spouse, Hal, of Wimberly. Mrs. Reed is also survived by her siblings, Trim Rhodes and spouse, Martha, of Midland and Johnny Rhodes and spouse, JoAnn, of Corsicana; and sister-in-law, Maureen Rhodes of Corsicana. Three great-grandchildren, Raven Stapleton, Emma Eichman and Annabelle Eichman, also survive her. She was preceded in the death by her parents, Charlie and Edith Mahone Rhodes; her brother, Charlie Rhodes Jr.; and sister, Dora Stough. Arrangements by Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers, Lubbock.



Gene Roberts
Dec 5, 1968 - Dec 9, 2007


Gene Roberts
Gene Roberts, resident of Richland, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, in Richland at the age of 39 years. Gene was born in Dallas on Dec. 5, 1968, to Daniel and Barbara Parish Roberts. Gene is survived by his parents, Daniel and Barbara Roberts of Richland; brother, Dan Nugent of California; sisters, Debbie Minks of Utah, Janet James of Mesquite, Paula Eastman of Aledo, Tina Denbow of Corsicana and Tonya Roberts of Corsicana; nieces and nephews, Chris James, Tamira Goforth, Elizabeth Eastman, Tyler Denbow, Briannon James and Austin Denbow; and great-nephews, Hunter James and Rylie James. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Alford Smirl and the Rev. Eddie Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Doug Patrick, Sonny Boshar, Jake McCarty, David Robinson, Kyle Barber, Brian Downs, Josh Caber and James Thompson. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral.


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