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
Pallbearers are Dean Cates, Roy Cates, Joe Cates, Ricky Hodges, Bobby Clay and
Rex Smith, 82, of Blooming Grove died Dec. 20, 1988, at Navarro Regional
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
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.
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
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.
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
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Frank Hemphill, on Oct 6,
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.
Mrs. E. L. Andrews, 87, of Corsicana died June 28, 1989, at Navarro Regional
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
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.
Clara Barton Key, 90, of Wortham, died June 27, 1989 at Harris Methodist Mexia
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
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.
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
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.
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,
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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, 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.
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
with Bro. Bo Loftis officiating.
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, 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.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. S. RODERICK THURSDAY AFTERNOON
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. M'MANUS RITES HELD ON THURSDAY; BURIAL AT EMHOUSE
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
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
Pallbearers were John Jones R. L. Jones, A. M. Ansley, Joe McMullin, R. L. Perry
and O. L. McCrory.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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,
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,
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
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
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.
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
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
A TRIBUTE published in the pages of THE TRIBUNE HERALD WACO, TEXAS
Nov 3, 1982
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
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 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
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 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 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
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
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.
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
NIGHT WATCHMAN KILLS NEGRO
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.
J. W. Ford, 78, Dies Sunday
J. W. Ford, 78, retired farmer and service station operator, died in Memorial
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 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.
Honorary pallbearers will be men of Westside Baptist Church.
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
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 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
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,
- 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
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
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
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.
He was a native
of Blooming Grove and a retired motel owner.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
We are not
sure if his wife is Maggie "B" or "D" ???
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
Jim Frank Lackey, 74, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999 in
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
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, 96, of Corsicana passed away Thursday Feb. 4, 1999, in
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
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, 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
GIRL DIES RESULT PNEUMONIA; BURIAL AT BLOOMING GROVE
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
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 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
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
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
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 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.
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,
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.