25 Nov. 1965 Westminster CA
17 Oct. 1998 Silver City, Navarro Co. Texas
Mr. McCormick was killed when a tornado hit and
flattened his mobile home near Silver City on Oct. 17, 1998. Services were held
Oct. 23, at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, Corsicana. Burial followed at
"Mike" is survived by his wife, Jana McCormick; sons,
Michael, Jerry and Christopher; parents, Michael and Val McCormick, Corsicana;
brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Lisa Pownall of Corsicana; two nieces and
two nephews. Mike's wife and three sons suffered severe injuries in the twister
but are recuperating.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton
The Blooming News - Oct. 28, 1998
Ruby Kathleen (Johnson) Bonds
Apr 14, 1934 - Mar 16, 2008
Ruby Kathleen Bonds
Ruby Kathleen Bonds, of Corsicana and formerly of Streetman, passed away on
Sunday, March 16, 2008, in Corsicana at the age of 73. She was born in Longview
on April 14, 1934 to Benjamin Barnett Johnson and Aletha Julian Johnson. Ruby
worked for Wal-Mart for 13 plus years in Mexia and Corsicana. One of the loves
she had in her life was baking. She would bake all kinds of breads and sweets
for her family and friends. This led to her taking orders for her baked goods
from her co-workers. Ruby also loved to shop and spend time with her
grandchildren at any available time. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents
and ten brothers and sisters. Survivors include her children, Teresa Roper and
husband Randy of Mildred, David Bonds and wife Melinda of Fairfield, Karen
Nichols of Greenville, and Jerry Bonds and wife Maggie of Streetman;
grandchildren, Michael Carter, Heather Roper, Jennifer Roper, Cory Roper, Brad
Roseberry, Meghan Bonds, Zachary Harber, Matthew Nichols, Myles Bonds, and River
Bonds; great grandchildren Jaden Carter and Kayla Carter. Visitation will be 6
to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2
p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home chapel with Bro. O.E. Permenter
officiating. Interment will follow at
Birdston Cemetery in Streetman. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Erma Gwendolyn (Crawford) Grantham
Jul 23, 1918 - Mar 14, 2008
Gwendolyn Crawford Grantham
Mrs. Erma Gwendolyn Crawford Grantham, 89, of Corsicana passed away on
Friday, March 14, 2008, in Cypress. Visitation will be held from noon
until 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be
held at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.
Harrell Braddock Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in
Younger Cemetery. She was
born on July 23, 1918 in Corsicana to Robert E. Lee and Nora E. Coker
Crawford. She married Robert Graham Grantham on Aug. 4, 1938, who
preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1981. She resided in Alice for almost
30 years where she was a member of First United Methodist Church. Upon
returning to Corsicana in 1995, she rejoined Wesley United Methodist
Church where she remained a member until her death. Mrs. Grantham is
survived by her children; Robert Neal and Barbara Grantham of San
Antonio, Cathy Lee and Jeffrey Schreifels of Tyler, Frederick Haden and
Mary Ann Grantham of Inez, and Gwendolyn Frances and David Sullivan of
Cypress; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and a brother, James
Neal and Peggy Crawford of Corsicana. The family would like to thank
Vital Signs Home Health Care and Dr. John D. Updegrove in Corsicana and
Houston Hospice in Houston for their loving concern and care of our
mother. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Opal Mae Holloway
Sep 29, 1916 - Mar 13, 2008
Opal Mae Holloway
Mrs. Opal Mae Holloway, 91, of Purdon passed away Thursday, March 13, 2008 in
Ennis. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at
Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Rick Lamb
officiating. She was born Sept. 29, 1916 in Retreat. She was a member of
Northside Baptist Church. Mrs. Holloway was preceded in death by her husband,
Miller Holloway; daughter, Charolette Champion; grandsons, Mark Mesker and Barry
Sherrard. Survivors include her daughter, Forrestene Mesker of Corsicana;
grandchildren, Keith Mesker of Katy, Mike Mesker of Corsicana, Joey Mesker of
Corsicana, Kim Gafford of McKinney, David Sherrard of Rowlett and Vicky Sherrard
of Las Vegas; numerous great and great great grandchildren. Arrangements by
Corley Funeral Home.
Aug 8, 1941 - Mar 15, 2008
Don Wade Horn
Don Wade Horn, resident of Navarro, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2008, at
the age of 66 years after a brave struggle with cancer surrounded by his
children and grandchildren, the Lord peacefully called him home. He was born on
Aug. 8, 1941, to Bill Wade Horn and Ethel B. Farmer Horn and raised in Navarro
County and was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church. Don was an avid
gardener, loved to fish and hunt, and play the guitar. He is preceded in death
by his parents; brothers, Harold and Jim Bob
Horn; and sister; Joy Lestine Harper. Survivors include his son, Jeff Horn
and wife Cathy; daughters, Rhonda Kirkland and husband Rusty, and Shelli
Larsen-Vaughan and husband Richard; son, Buster Horn and his wife Brenda. He is
also survived by his beloved grandchildren Tanner Horn, Jake Cardino, Peyton and
Ryan Kirkland, Rebecca Buckner, Heidi and Hanna Larsen, Halie Larsen-Rose, and
Jason and Justin Horn; and one great granddaughter Alexsus Rose; several nieces,
nephews, cousins, and many cherished friends. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m.
today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m.
Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Benny Horn
officiating. Interment will follow at
Hopewell Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Harold Sanches, Bobby
Warren, Curly Calame, Richard Knight, Andy Reamy and Richie Knight. A reception
will be held at the Navarro Community Center following the graveside services.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Hopewell Cemetery
Association. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Melissa Ann (Watkins) Lindsey
May 15, 1960 - Mar 11, 2008
Melissa Ann Lindsey
Melissa Ann Lindsey, 47, of Paris, Texas, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2008,
in Paris. She was born on May 15, 1960, in Corsicana. Graveside services will be
held at 2 p.m. today at Eureka Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Orville and Robbie Watkins;
brother, Dan Watkins; and sister, Kathy Watkins. She is survived by her husband,
James Lindsey of Paris; daughter and fiancé, Cassie Lawson and Jay Jenkins of
Paris; sons, Christopher and Jared Lawson of Paris; granddaughter, Aleiah Luna
of Paris; grandson, Lucas Toland of Paris; sister, Wanda Matzen of Garland;
brother, Tommy Watkins of Orange; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Velma Lou (Franks) Parmer
Nov 20, 1914 - Mar 12, 2008
Velma Lou Parmer
Services for Velma Lou Parmer, age 93, of Kerens will be at 2 p.m. today at
Bell-Cypert-Seale Chapel with her son, Bobby Parmer, a lay minister,
officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Parmer
died Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at a Corsicana retirement center. Mrs. Parmer
was born Nov. 20, 1914, in Henderson County. She was married to Ben W. “Slick”
Parmer on June 30, 1934, He died in 1978. Mrs. Parmer lived in Scurry County and
Snyder until 1995 when she moved to Kerens. She was a housewife, a mother and a
caregiver. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Dolwin
Smallwood of Kerens; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Betty Parmer of Iraan,
Texas; four granddaughters, Dorinda Smallwood Padgett, Jennifer Parmer Hord,
Carmen Parmer Farley and Karen Parmer; and five grandsons, Kenneth Smallwood,
Corey Parmer, Brian Parmer, Mike Parmer and Jimmy Parmer. In addition to her
husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Carl Franks; a son,
Wayne Parmer; and two grandsons, Steven Padgett and Stephen Farley. Arrangements
by Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home, Snyder.
Velma Lou Parmer
SNYDER -- Velma Lou Parmer, 93, of Corsicana, died Wednesday, March 12,
2008, at a retirement center. Services 2 p.m. Saturday at Bell Cypert Seale
Chapel. Burial to follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens. Visitation 6 to 7 p.m.
today at the funeral home
Lonnie Ray French
Mar 19, 1919 - Mar 15, 2008
Mr. Lonnie Ray French, 88, of Allen passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2008 in
Allen, Texas. He was born on March 19, 1919 in Frost, Texas.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2008 at the
Brushie Prairie Cemetery
with the Rev. Sonny Buie officiating.
He is survived by his Sister, Bonnie O'Dell of Celina, TX., and his Brother &
Sister-in-Law, Eugene & Lannie French of Corsicana, TX.
Hattie Ann (Sanders) Green
Dec. 15, 1888 - Dec. 3, 1928
Mrs. N.H. Green Dies
BLOOMING GROVE, Texas. Dec. 3. - Mrs. N. H. Green,
40, died at her home here Monday and funeral services will be held Tuesday
afternoon at the First Baptist Church, to be conducted by the Rev. W.A. Conway,
Corsicana, and the Rev. E. L. Jones of Blooming Grove. She is survived by her
husband and one daughter.
WOMAN DIED THERE
BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 3 —
(Spl.) –Mrs. N. H. Green, age 40, years
died at her home here Monday morning.
and funeral services will be held Tuesday
afternoon at the First Baptist Church at 3
o'clock and the services will be conducted
by Rev. W. A. Conway, Corsicana
and Rev. E. L. Jones of Blooming Grove.
She is survived by her husband
and one daughter.
Mrs. Green was born near Frost
and had lived in this section of the
country all her life. She was Miss
Hattie Sanders before her marriage.
Billie Elizabeth (Allred) Baggett
Oct 27, 1931 - Mar 16, 2008
Billie Baggett of Mabank passed away in Lampasas on March 16, 2008. She was born
in Corsicana on Oct. 27, 1931, to her parents Herman and Liddie Jane Allred. She
then moved to Dallas, and was a longtime resident there, moving to Mabank in
1980. She had been employed by High School Cleaners in Corsicana. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Sammy G. Baggett in 2001; and her
granddaughter, Melissa Lorette in 2007. She is survived by her son and
daughter-in-law, Ronald G. and Helene Baggett of Lake Worth, Fla.; her daughter,
Susan E. Johnson of Bremen, Ga.; grandchildren, Amy and her husband Todd Mabrey,
Chris Dietz, Michael Dietz, Laura Johnson, Alexandra Chenault and Chad Chenault;
great-grandchildren, Candice, Zachary, Heather, Cody, Natasha, Jacob, Madison,
Samuel and Nathan; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from
6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.A graveside service will be held at 2
p.m. Wednesday at Prairie Point Cemetery with the Rev. Todd Mabrey officiating.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Ignacio T. Gonzales
Nov 16, 1926 - Mar 16, 2008
Ignacio T. Gonzales, 81, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, March 16,
2008, in Corsicana. He was born on Nov. 16, 1926, in Richland. He was a
member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and worked as a
maintenance worker with Texas Miller Hat Factory for over 30 years.
Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Mass
of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating.
Interment will follow in Calvary
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Emmett Gonzales Jr., Mark Gonzales,
Tony Gonzales Jr. and Rick Gonzales. Mr. Gonzales was preceded in death
by his wife, Blasa Gonzales; son, Joey Gonzales; parents, Jose and Maria
Gonzales; and a brother, Tony Gonzales Sr. He is survived by his sister,
Jessie Gonzales of Corsicana; brothers, DT Gonzales of Corsicana and
Natividad Gonzales of Dallas; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church, 3000 W. State Highway 22, Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by
Corley Funeral Home.
Dec 23, 1910 - Mar 16, 2008
Ethel Irene Richards, a longtime Abilene resident, passed away Sunday
March 16, 2008, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Center in Corsicana. The
family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Aldersgate
United Methodist Church in Abilene. Funeral services will be 2 p.m.
Wednesday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Abilene officiated by
the Rev. Derrell Patterson. Interment will follow in Elmwood Memorial
Park. On Dec. 23, 1910, the life of our precious mother began when a
special angel was born in Comanche County to John Dudley Carlton and
Lillian (Caperton) Carlton. She married Grady L. Richards on Sept. 1,
1928, in Norton, and helped with the family farming in the Bethel
community. Very loving and giving throughout her 97 years, Ethel was a
full-time homemaker, rearing her four little girls. She and her husband
were very active for many years in the activities of the young people in
First Methodist Church in Ballinger and Bethel. After moving from
Ballinger to Abilene in 1956, Ethel and Grady continued working with the
youth and McMurry University students as active members of Aldersgate
United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Homebuilders Sunday
School Class and active in United Methodist Women. Recently honored as a
50-year member of Aldersgate UMC, Ethel always loved her church and the
many longtime friends she made through her church activities. A woman of
exceptional beauty and vitality, she treated others with kindness,
respect and generosity. She will be remembered with great love for her
gentle spirit, profound faith and sincere interest in the well-being of
those she loved and encouraged. Ethel was preceded in death by her
husband, Grady Richards, on Aug. 3, 1982; daughter, Norma Murphy in
1978; grandson, Keith Murphy; five sisters and one brother. Survivors
include daughters, Wanda Jenkins and husband Sonny, of New Braunfels,
Merle Payne of Corsicana, and Kathy Winans Palmer of Ponder; 11
grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and three
great-great-grandchildren. Ethel’s earthly heart may have stopped, but
if you look, you will find pieces of it all around you. Truly a life
worth living, she gave her heart to her family, her friends and most of
all her God. Memorials may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist
Church, 1741 Sayles Blvd., Abilene, TX 79605, or a charity of choice.
Arrangements by directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene.
Minnie Dee (Bowlin) DeBouse
Jun 26, 1914 - Mar 16, 2008
Dee DuBose, 93, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2008 in Dallas,
surrounded by family. Visitation will take place on Wednesday from 6:00
to 7:00 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be held at Corley
Funeral Home on Thursday, March 20, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend.
B. F. Risinger presiding. Burial will follow at
Pallbearers are grandsons and sons-in-law of the deceased. Born Minnie
Dee Bowlin in Rising Star, Texas, Dee was the daughter of Pearl and
Leroy Dow Bowlin. After her mother’s death in 1920, Dee was raised in
Hillsboro by her maternal grandparents, John and Anne Davis. As a young
woman, Dee moved to Corsicana to manage the furniture department in the
Montgomery Ward store at Sixth and Main. There she caught the eye of
Fred DuBose, an employee of the Corsicana Daily Sun across the street.
The two were married in 1931. As a homemaker and mother of three
children, Dee found time through the years to stay active or hold office
in the PTA, Kinsloe House, Literary Club, Daughters of the American
Revolution, and Colonial Dames of America. She was also an active and
enthusiastic member of Corsicana’s First Baptist Church. After her
husband retired as publisher of the Daily Sun in 1967, Dee and Fred
traveled to countries far and wide before buying a farm outside Kerens
and settling there for a time. Two years after her husband’s death in
1995, Dee moved from Corsicana to Presbyterian Village North in Dallas
to be near her children and grandchildren. Dee is preceded in death by
husband Fred A. DuBose and daughter Diana DuBose Dixon. Survivors
include daughter Cassandra DuBose Reagor of Frisco, Fred DuBose, Jr. of
New York City, and eight grandchildren: John G. Kincannon of Dallas;
Kathy Kincannon Quinby and husband Roy of Dallas; Cameron Reagor and
wife Polly of Frisco; Matthew Reagor and wife Sherry of Frisco; Angela
Dixon Ponce and husband Bryan of Dallas; Ashley Dixon Burns and husband
Gerald of Rosharon, TX; Kate DuBose Tomassi and husband Peter of
Hoboken, NJ; and Polly DuBose of New York City. Thirteen
great-grandchildren survive their dear DeeDee: Joshua Kincannon and
Kristina Kincannon; Kaylyn Quinby; Jack, Will, and Paige Reagor;
Nicholas Reagor; Hope, Dixon, and Haley Ponce; Beau and Garrison Burns;
and Matilda Tomassi. The family would like to thank the staff at
Presbyterian Village North, especially Hillcrest House staff members
Claron Stimpson and Jane Frazier. Their care for Dee during the last two
years of her life brought her comfort and brightened her days. In lieu
of flowers, the family suggests either a donation to a charity of choice
or to the library at the First Baptist Church of Corsicana, in the 1960s
a new church facility funded by Dee and Fred DuBose.
Oliver Chester Alexander
Mar 10, 1898 - Jan 22, 1924
Ollie Alexander Buried
The remains of Ollie Alexander, 26 years of age, who was killed in an auto
accident near Ennis yesterday morning, reached here from Ennis last night and
were taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Alexander, 317 South
Fourth street, and the funeral took place from there at 2 o'clock this
afternoon, after services conducted by Rev. Mr. Bratton of the Hope Baptist
Church, and interment followed in the
The young man's ending was tragic and sorrowful, and his parents have the
sympathy of many friends in their great bereavement.
Carson Reid Kerr
Dec 19, 1840 - Jan 20, 1924
Funeral Tuesday for Confederate Veteran
The funeral of the late J. C. R. Kerr took place
yesterday afternoon in Oakwood after
services at the home of Will <?> Kerr, on North Twelfth street, conducted by
Rev. W. T. Ingram and interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The members of Camp
Winkler, Confederate Veterans, were honorary pallbearers and the active
pallbearers were John Mitchell, Dave McMullan, Sam Butler, J. M. Kerr, E. K.
Moore and T. P. Kerr and there were many beautiful floral offerings.
Gradually the grand old men who fought the battles of the Confederacy are
falling out of ranks, and the deceased will be missed, not only by his fellows
in arms, but by the younger generation who have come on and live to honor the
old Confederates for their manly valor in the days long gone by.
CONFEDERATE VETERAN DIED EARLY TODAY
J. C. R. Kerr, a Confederate veteran, 84 years of age
and for fifty two years a resident of Navarro county,
died at the home of his son-in-law, Will I. Kerr, 312
North Twelfth street, at 2 o’clock this morning. The
deceased is survived by these children: Mrs. W. I. Kerr,
Corsicana; Sidney Kerr, Humble; Sam Kerr, San Antonio;
Joel Kerr, Mrs. E. T. Roberts, Mrs. W. E. Hayes and Mrs.
R. S. Ware, all of Dallas.
Funeral services will be announced later.
Resolutions of Respect---At Rest.
Since our last reunion, Camp Winkler has lost four beloved comrades, J. C.
R. Kerr, J. S. York, D. C. Newcome and G. A. Treadwell, with an average age
of 82 years. And in their death Camp Winkler has lost true and tried
comrades. Always loyal and patriotic to the Southern cause, our departed
comrades shared with us the dangers and hardships of the cruel and
destructive war of 1861-1965, that drenched our beloved country with the
best blood of its noble young manhood.
Therefore, be it resolved that we miss them in our meeting, and especially
to our reunion period.
Be it further resolved that a copy of the resolutions be spread on the
minutes, a copy be furnished the family of the deceased, and a copy given to
the Daily Sun for publication.
Peace be to their souls.
J. T. GODLEY,
A. J. HOOK,
J. W. DURAN,
George Ray Bradley
Sep 22, 1926 - Sep 5, 2006
Dallas Morning News, The (TX)-September 7, 2006
BRADLEY, GEORGE RAY, 79, a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and
great-grandfather went home to be with his Lord on Sep 5, 2006, dying of
pancreatic cancer. Born and reared in Kerens Texas, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy
in 1944 and served honorably as a Seabee in the Pacific Theater. Following
World War II, he served in the
National Guard until he entered the Retired Reserve in 1965. Everyone will
remember him as jovial, faithful friend who was eager to help others. Mr.
Bradley is survived by his wife, Dwenelle Bradley of Garland, TX; his son, Todd
Bradley and wife Pam of Forney, TX; two grandsons, Matthew Bradley and wife
Leslie of Mesquite, TX and Adam Bradley and wife Laura of Alexandria, VA; and
two great grandsons, Ian Bradley and Xavier Bradley of Mesquite, TX. A memorial
service will be held at Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church, Oates and La Prada,
Dallas on Sep 8, 2006 at 2:00 PM. Interment will be at the DFW National
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mission East Dallas
(972-682-8917) or to the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org),
an organization helping wounded soldiers from the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and
other locations. "Eastgate ""Family Owned and Operated"" LBJ @ Northwest Highway
Lydia Jewell (Perry) Ropolo-Seyler
Jan 17, 1917 - Jan 2007
LYDIA JEWELL ROPPOLO-SEYLER 1917-2007
Lydia Roppolo-Seyler was born January 17, 1917, in Frost, TX, to Isaac and
Maggie Perry who later moved to Waco with their 11 children. In 1938 she married
Joseph L. Roppolo and they had one son, John Wayne Roppolo. For years the
Roppolos operated a neighborhood grocery store in the Bell's Hill section of
Waco. In 1965 Joseph died and Lydia continued to operate the store until she
married in 1976 James Seyler, a widower of Waco. Following Jim's death in
Crowley, Lydia moved to Dallas to be near her only child and his wife, John and
Marilyn Roppolo. She was a member of the Church of the Incarnation at the
University of Dallas and its Bible Study, Didache, volunteered at Senior Adult
Services and was a longtime member of St. Joseph Parish in Bellmead and St.
Louis Parish in Waco. On Jan. 4, 2007, she celebrated her 90th birthday with
loving family members. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and
Marilyn Roppolo and their children and spouses--Robin Roppolo, Joseph and Lesli
Roppolo, Mark and Lynn Roppolo and Robert and Mary Beth Bland and a sister,
Freda Rogers of Valley Center, KS. She also is survived by her step-daughter,
Barbara and her husband Ken Smith of Zapata, TX; and step-son, Jerry and his
wife, Diane Seyler of Crowley. Other survivors include grandchildren--Connor and
Spencer Dotson; Josh Roppolo; JP, Luke, Will and Maya Roppolo; and Adrienne and
Jewell Bland; and numerous step-grandchildren, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Family requests memorials to Senior Adult Services,111 W. Belt Line Road, Suite
110, Carrollton, TX 75006, or to the Music Ministry, Catholic Church of the
Incarnation, 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, TX 75062-4799. Open visitation at
Sparkman/Hillcrest on Friday, January 26, 2007 from 12:00 Noon until 9:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 27,
2007 at the Church of the Incarnation on the campus of The University of Dallas,
1845 East Northgate Dr., Irving, TX presided over by Rev. J. D. Logan.
Interment, 3:00 p.m. in Waco, TX at Oakwood Cemetery.
Apr 25, 1949 - Mar 2, 2008
ANN SHELTON GAGE
Of Duncanville, passed into the loving arms of the Lord Sunday March 2, 2008;
Ann was born April 25, 1949 in Frost, Texas to Rodney and Clara Bess Shelton.
She was a graduate of Frost High School and Dallas Baptist University, and a
member at First Baptist Duncanville. She was a past Cotton Bowl queen. Ann will
be remembered as a loving sister, mother, and grandmother. She devoted herself
to caring for her cherished pet horses and dogs. In addition to her parents, she
was preceded in death by brother, Rodney Stewart; sister, Fran Long; and husband
of 24 years, Larry Gage. Survivors include her sisters, Mary Jackson and Susan
Carter; son, Scott Slone and his wife, Lisa; daughter, Lori Jones and her
husband, Bob; grandchildren, Reagan, Natalie and Trinity, as well as many
cherished nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors. Services are 9:30 am
Thursday, March 6, at Jaynes Memorial Chapel. Interment follows at 11:00 am at
the Dallas-Ft Worth National Cemetery.
Visitation with the family is 6-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or SPCA.
Jayne's Memorial Chapel 811 South Cockrell Hill Road Duncanville TX 75137
Norma Louise (Wood) Hightower-Hilliard
Jul 28, 1922 - Nov 24, 2006
Dallas Morning News, The (TX)-November 26, 2006
HILLIARD, NORMA, Was born on the 28th day of
July 1922 by the name of Norma Louise Wood in Corsicana, Texas. On the 24th day
2006 she passed peacefully to be in the Holy presence of her Lord Jesus Christ.
survived by her husband Charles Hilliard of Farmers Branch, two sons and
Jack and Barbara Hightower of Conroe, Texas and Jim and Patsy Hightower of
Farmers Branch, 4
grand-daughters, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. She was an
member of The Northside Baptist Church in Carrollton. She is loved by many and
missed. Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace
with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ. Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, November 26,
2006 at Frost
Cemetery in Frost, Texas. Memorials may be made to the Northside Baptist
Sep 4, 1909 - Oct 17, 2005
ADA B. RILEY, 96, born September 4, 1909 in Frost TX and passed from this life
2005 in Dallas, TX. Ada was preceded in death by her husband William Riley. She
by daughters, Mary Hollaway and Laura Cleghorn Thomas; eleven grandchildren,
grandchildren and twenty-two great-great grandchildren; sister Edith Bridger.
be 9 - 6 p.m. Wednesday. FUNERAL SERVICE will be 12 noon at Eastgate Funeral
Burial will be at Frost Cemetery,
Frost, TX. "Eastgate ""Family Owned and Operated"" LBJ @
Northwest Highway 972-270-6116
Frances P. (Kriska) Moore
Jun 2, 1936 - Sep 25, 2005
MOORE, FRANCES, Mrs. Frances P. Moore, 69, died
Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, at her home in Mesquite. She was born June 2, 1936 in
Ennis, the daughter of Joe and Mary Kubin Kriska. She was reared in Ennis where
she attended St. John School. On Sept. 27, 1952 she was married to James R. Buzz
Moore of Frost. After their marriage they lived in Dallas. Mr. Moore preceded
her in death on Sept. 21, 2003. She was a member of the American Legion
Auxiliary. She is survived by 2 sons and their wives, Clifton and Beverly Moore
of Ft Worth, Terry and Teri Moore of Ennis; a daughter and her husband, Sabrina
and Bob King of Mesquite; 3 brothers, Ben Kriska of Bardwell, Wesley Kriska of
Irving and Franklin Kriska of Mesquite; 2 sisters, Mary Kay Hollis and Dorothy
Bjork both of Ennis; and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two
brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in
the Keever Chapel with Chaplain Don Hicks officiating. Interment will be in the
Crisp Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary. The family will
receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. Tuesday. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, the Crisp
Cemetery or the VNA of Dallas.
J.E. KEEVER MORTUARY 408 N. Dallas Ennis,TX972-875-3891
Aug 30, 1930 - Jun 26, 2005
LORENE LEWIS McKEY, Born Aug. 30, 1930 in Frost, TX,
Lorene passed away June 26, 2005. She retired in the early 90's as the Business
Manager from Bishop Dunne High School. Prior to that she had worked at Heritage
Savings & Loan in Duncanville. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41
years, Frank Lewis in 1990, a stepdaughter, June McKey Pyland and an infant
great-grandson. Survivors include her husband of 6 years, Kenneth McKey;
daughter, Linda Gail Wrightman; son, Dwayne Lewis & wife, Becky; grandchildren,
Ronnie, Michelle, Dallas, Stefani, Karen & Tyler; 4 great-grandchildren;
brothers, Hollis & Josh Rivers; step-children, Walter McKey, Becky Guinn & Mark
McKey; 14 step-grandchildren & 18 step-great grandchildren. Funeral Service is
2:00 PM, Wed. June 29, 2005 at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville. Burial
follows at Little Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 PM,
Tuesday at the funeral home. Jayne's Memorial Chapel 811 South Cockrell Hill
Road Duncanville TX 75137 Phone: 972-298-2334
Dorothy Ruth (Wood) Crawford
Apr 16, 1923 - May 23, 2004
CRAWFORD, DOROTHY RUTH, our beloved wife, mother & Nonnie, passed away May 23,
2004. She was
born April 16, 1923 in Frost, Texas. A sweet, Christian woman inside and out,
Mrs. Crawford devoted her life to her family and her church. She is survived by
her husband of 63 years, Raymond M. Crawford, Jr.; son, Raymond Crawford, III;
daughter, Patty Williams & husband, Dennis; grandchildren, Kevin Humphreys &
wife Tammy and Lisa Frye & husband, Bryan; 5 great-grandchildren; sister,
Katherine Curry; brothers, Loyd & Floyd Wood. Funeral Service is 10:00 AM, Wed.
May 26, 2004 at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville. Burial will follow at
Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8
PM, Tues. at the funeral home. Jaynes Memorial Chapel 811 South Cockrell Hill
Road Duncanville TX 75137 972 -298-2334
Evelyn (Brinkley) Perry
Nov 25, 1941 - Mar 19, 2008
Evelyn Perry went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 19, 2008,
after a long battle with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). She was
born in Leonard on Nov. 25, 1941. She was a loyal employee of Tom’s
Foods for 35 years. 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.
Saturday, March 22, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Brother
Danny Richardson officiating. Burial will follow at
Dresden Cemetery. Serving as
pallbearers will be John Karpiak, Terry Grounds, Lawton Stewart, Floyd
Kirk Jr., Scott Green and Finns Armstrong. Honorary pallbearers will be
Edward Fullerton, Wendall Richards and Doug Hollifield. She leaves
behind two children: son David Perry and wife Tammie of Blooming Grove
and daughter Cheryl Perry Krajca and husband Gary of Blooming Grove, a
sister Mary Lou Green and husband Ralph of Sherman, niece Shelly Green
of Abilene, nephew Scott Green and wife Hope of Austin, and
grandchildren Kevin Perry of Corsicana, Courtney Perry of Marque,
Katelyn O’Rear of Blooming Grove, Ashley Krajca of Blooming Grove,
Clayton Krajca of Blooming Grove and JoAnna Krajca of Blooming Grove.
She was preceded in death by her father Arlie Brinkley, mother Nina
Clinton and brother Charles Brinkley. The family would like to thank
Angels at Home, a special thanks to Barbara Shorten and Rita Cole; Hand
and Hand Hospice, Michelle Shaw, Judith and Mike Steely, Meagan
Anderson, and Charlie and Carol Shearer for the loving care and support
for of our mother and our family. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton
Geraldean (Minatra) Dixon
Oct 4, 1938 - Mar 19, 2008
Geraldean (Minatra) Dixon was born on Oct. 4, 1938, in Rural Shade the
second of four children to Robert and Maebelle Minatra. She departed
this life on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, in Corsicana. Visitation will be
held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral
services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Danny
Nichols, Nick Nichols, Todd Nichols, Richie Holloway, Joe Marquez and
Keith Martin. Geraldean attended Mildred schools where she was a
cheerleader for the Mildred Eagles. She graduated with a huge class of
12 in May 1957. On June 9, of the same year, she married her sweetheart
Freddy Dixon. In 1959 they started their family that eventually grew to
five children. As a teenager she sang with a band called the Long Trio
where her father played fiddle. Their country music was broadcast live
by KAND radio from atop the
State National Bank Building. They also played at local rodeo arenas and
other venues. Although she did not perform in public after graduation,
her house was always filled with music and the sound of her sweet voice.
Among her favorites were Eddy Arnold and Jim Reeves along with countless
others. While predominately a homemaker who dedicated her life to her
children and grandchildren, Geraldean owned and operated a dog grooming
business for many years. Her home was always overflowing with children
and pets of all kind. Her love and respect for animals was passed along
to all her children who chose to share their own homes with four-legged
friends of their own. She loved making the rounds of garage sales, flea
markets, and antique shops looking for collectibles and antique
glassware. She had a quiet serenity about her but was known to be the
proverbial mother bear when one of her cubs was in danger. Many a person
caught a glimpse of “Wild Red” when her children were threatened. Her
greatest joys in life, however, were her grandchildren who were such a
source of pride; just ask anyone she bragged to about them. In later
years Geraldean was so happy to have her vision restored after surgeries
so that she could once more read the novels she loved. Among her
favorites was author Dean Koontz. Her family will miss the glue that
held them together, but cherish the memories of her and continue to live
the lessons she taught. Greeting her in heaven will be her parents;
brother, Robert “Punch” Minatra; son-in-law, Tom Horn; grandsons, Chris
and Eric Horn; in-laws, Thelbert Dixon and Opleta Bates; and
sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Johnson. Left behind to cherish her is her
husband of 50 years, Freddy Dixon; daughters, Renee’ (Roy) Bunch, Susan
(Don) Williams and Karen (Leslie) Tackett; sons, Rob (Cathy) Dixon and
Jeff (Tammy) Dixon; her grandchildren, Chris Horn, Megan Williams, Ryan
Dixon, Jeremy Williams, Holly Tackett, Haley Tackett, Emily Dixon,
Debbie Taylor, Jeff Horn and Larry Horn; sisters, Bessie Nichols and
Eloise (Bill) Holder; brothers-in-law, Ruel (Becky) Dixon, Mark (Debbie)
Dixon and James (Betty) Duvall; sisters-in-law, Mary Gibson and Martha
Riddle; mother-in-law, Margie Dixon; great-aunts, Hazel Holloway and
Jewell Minatra; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins mourn her
sweet good-bye. The family wishes to thank Dr. Shafik and the staff at
Heritage Oaks Retirement Village for making her final days comfortable.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Vicki Lynn (Layfield) Alonzo
April 1, 1955 - Mar 17, 2008
Vicki Lynn Layfield Alonzo
Vicki Alonzo, 52, passed away after a brief illness at her home in Kerens on
Monday, March 17, 2008. She was a
graduate of Kerens High School. She pursued a higher education in the medical
profession in San Antonio. Her celebration of life service is 10 a.m. today at
Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Brothers James Ledbetter, Harold Scott and Thom
Layfield officiating, with interment to follow at the Layfield family plot at
Kerens City Cemetery. Pallbearers are
Jereme Acker, T.J. Fowler, Eugene Gonzales, Chama Gonzales, Joseph Gonzales,
Donny Kindrick and Michael Lockhart. Honorary pallbearers are Pearson Layfield,
Rickey Layfield, Vance Layfield, Ron Speed, Christopher Acker, “Deana” Crowder,
Chucky Clark, Matthew R. Dixon, Jagger R.V. Dixon, Alyssa “Sissy” Dixon, Tanner
Fowler, Kasey M. Solis and Steven Solis. She was born April 1, 1955, in
Corsicana. She was a lifelong resident of Navarro County and the eldest child of
J.R. and Cherry Layfield.She was especially proud of her surviving two
daughters, Dawn West and Elicia Gonzales, both of Corsicana. Vicki is survived
by her husband, Paul Alonzo of Corsicana; her mother, Cherry Threet Layfield of
Kerens; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda Layfield of Kerens, Dr. Mary and
James Ledbetter of Waxahachie and Shana and Donny Kindrick of Waxahachie;
brothers and sisters-in-law, the Rev. Thom and Terry Layfield of Ovilla and
Rickey and Kim Layfield of Dawson; seven grandchildren; numerous nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends, and her beloved dog, Pumpkin. Vicki was
preceded in death by her dad, Joey Layfield of Kerens on Jan. 31, 2008; and her
cousin, Tom Walker of Midland on Feb. 10, 2008.Vicki was employed by Sand W
Fishing Service (Ron and Virginia Speed) of Malakoff for the past three years.
Vicki was a gifted musician and songwriter as well as poet. She played the
harmonica, piano and guitar. She had a gifted voice and loved to harmonize with
her family and other friends. She formerly served as Sunday school teacher at
her home church of Navarro Mills Baptist Church. Vicki grew up in the Kerens
Missionary Baptist Church. Vicki had a big heart and her doors were open for the
tired, the poor, the homeless, and all the other people who needed a place to
belong. She made each feel special and loved them with her heart and soul. Vicki
was a rock for her family taking care of her ailing father in his final years
without thought of remuneration of her personal health and welfare. She also
supported her mother during this time of need. Vicki was a local celebrity
having been featured on several medical television documentaries shown in
medical schools across the nation, human interest stories shown in the United
States, and abroad. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Velma Odella (Davis) Knox
Mar 14, 1928 - Mar 17, 2008
Odella Davis Knox
Velma Odella Davis Knox, 79, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 17,
2008, at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. Visitation will be
held from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. A funeral
service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church,
2105 E. Jones Ave., with Pastor Alfred Cox Jr. officiating and Elder
Vernon Jessie as eulogist. Interment will follow at
Woodland Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Roger O. Driver, Alex Davis, Jimmy Driver, David
Blair, Rodney Knox Jr. and Thomas Clelland. Honorary pallbearers will be
deacons of Mount Olive Baptist Church. Mrs. Knox was born March 14,
1928, in Purdon. She was a faithful member of Mount Olive Baptist Church
until her health failed. She was also a member of the usher board and
the kitchen committee. She was preceded in death by her parents, the
Rev. E. C. and Saveary Davis; husband of 54 years, Hugh P. Knox; and
son, Rodney Knox. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Willie
Verne and Maurice Haynes of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Zelmer
and Eddie Mae Knox of Dallas; sister and brother-in-law, Charlie Mae and
Jasper Washington of Dallas; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren;
uncle and aunts, Willie and Marie Davis and Mary Lee Davis, all of
Corsicana; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends,
including special friends Christine Calhoun, Dorothy Woodard and Claude
Thomas. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Mary Joanne (Miller) McGary
May 25, 1928 - Feb 29, 2008
Joanne Miller McGary,
Mary Joanne Miller McGary, age 79, died in Corsicana on Feb. 29, 2008,
after a brief illness. Joanne was born May 25, 1928, in Salem, Ohio, the
daughter of Charles Emory Miller (son of Charles Fredrich Miller and
Mary Elizabeth Seip) and Vera Tucker Cassell Miller (daughter of Ezra J.
Cassell and Lucy Myrtle Tucker). She grew up in East Palestine, Ohio,
with her brother Charles Richard “Dick” Miller, her father, and her
mother (until Vera’s death in 1931), and then later with her stepmother,
Gladys I. Harris. Her brother, Dick, preceded Joanne in death May 12,
2005. Joanne graduated salutatorian from East Palestine High School in
1946 where she received the Bausch and Lomb National Science Award. She
attended Denison University, Granville, Ohio, where she received a B.S.
degree, with honors, in chemistry in 1950. She then received a M.S.
degree in textile chemistry in 1952 from the University of Wisconsin,
Madison, Wis. Joanne married Lester Eugene McGary Jr. (of Madison, Wis.)
on March 8, 1952. While living in Madison, where Lester was working on
his internship and residency, two sons were born, Lester and Richard. In
1956, she gave birth to their last son, John, in San Antonio after
Lester had enlisted in the United States Air Force. Joanne and Lester
finally settled in Corsicana in 1957, where Joanne’s husband began his
medical practice. There, Joanne was busy raising her sons, taught at
Navarro Junior College for a brief period of time, and later worked in
her husband’s office. She was a loving mother and wife, active in her
children’s scouting activities, education and community affairs. In her
mid years, Joanne developed a passion for genealogy. She was active in
the Navarro County Genealogical Society. In addition, she led her
husband on numerous adventurous trips around the country: the Northeast,
the Midwest and briefly the West (the Church of Latter Day Saints
archives — Granite Mountain Records Vault — outside of Salt Lake City,
Utah). She researched archives, visited with cousins and distant
relatives, and explored cemeteries. The research she gathered ultimately
filled four filing cabinets, a closet, and multiple scrapbooks.
Additionally, she compiled a two-volume genealogical index (one
alphabetical, one chronological): Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Index
to “Deaths in the Skippack region” 1793-1845 by H. B. Roach from
Bulletin of the Historical Society of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania,
volumes VIII through XI. Joanne’s genealogy research is, and will be,
treasured by her descendants for years to come. Joanne is survived by
her husband of 56 years, Lester Eugene McGary, M.D., of Corsicana, and
her three sons (and their spouses): Lester Eugene McGary, III (and Donna
Briggs McGary) of Charlotte, N.C.; Richard Emory McGary (and Elia
Hernandez McGary) of Richardson; and John Edward McGary, Ph.D. (and
Gladys Bel) of Houston. Her five grandchildren, Nikki Katrina, Richard
Emory Jr., Mathew Everett, Daniel Evan, and Laura Elizabeth, also
survive her.A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March
22, at First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana. In
lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the church, or charity
of your choice. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Elizabeth Ann (Goodin) Nix
Aug 19, 1929 - Mar 16, 2008
Elizabeth Ann Nix died peacefully in her sleep at home on March 16,
2008, after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her loving
husband of 52 years, Everett C. Nix; and son, Gary E. Nix. She was born
Aug. 19, 1929, in Navarro to Esther Ruth Goodin and G. C. “Pete” Goodin.
She graduated from Mildred High School and attended Tyler Junior
College. In later years, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in
political science from U.T. in Dallas and worked as a successful Realtor
for Artha Garza in Dallas. She enjoyed piloting her Stearman and Cessna
airplanes and was active with the historic Wisener Field airport in
Mineola. She was a lover of nature and native Texas wildflowers and was
an accomplished oil painter and gardener. As an avid Democrat, she
worked in JFK and LBJ’s campaigns. She was a longtime parishioner at St.
Francis Episcopal Church in Dallas. She is survived by her daughter,
Cynthia Savelli, and her husband, Victor, and two grandsons, Nicholas
and Anthony, all of Dallas; brothers, Gene Goodin and wife, Audrey, of
Navarro and Joe D. Goodin and wife, Betty, of Tyler; and nieces and
nephews. A small family-only service will be held graveside at 10:30
a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Sand Springs Cemetery in Mineola. In lieu of
flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association,
Dallas Chapter or to the charity of your choice.
Pauline (Collins) St. Ama
Sep 29, 1914 - Mar 18, 2008
Mary P. St. Ama
Mary P. “Mott” St. Ama, 93, of Kerens passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at
Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born Sept. 29, 1914, in Kerens. Visitation
will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home. Services will be 10
a.m. Friday at Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Mott officiating.
Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Michael St. Ama, Charles St. Ama, Thomas Baker, Wayne Ward,
Mark Dissinger, Tim Wilson and Barry Robinson. Survivors include her sons,
Willard St. Ama of Arlington, Hoyt St. Ama of Kemah and Kenneth St. Ama of
Lufkin; six grandchildren, Michael St. Ama, Charles St. Ama, Arlis Miles, Caryl
St. Ama, Judy Baker and Amy Ward; and four great-grandchildren, Stacy Dissinger,
Sophia Kritselis, Macy Ward and Paige Ward. Memorials may be made to Round
Prairie Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home,
abt 1894 - Oct 1959
Hugh Clemons Rites Friday
DAWSON, Oct. 15. (Spl) Hugh F. Clemons, 65, life-long resident of this
community, farmer, died in Memorial hospital in Corsicana earl Wednesday night.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m.
from the Cumberland Presbyterian church with burial in the
Dawson cemetery. The rites will be
conducted by Rev. Robert W. Sanders, pastor of the First Methodist church; Rev.
John Harper and Rev. W. O. Estes, Baptist minister.
Surviving are his wife of Dawson; two sisters, Mrs.
J. R. Graham, Dawson, and Mrs. Ike Hughes, Hubbard, and a number of nieces and
Pallbearers will be Neil Clark, Melvin Jordan, Rufus
Pevehouse, M. H. Hamton, Charles Pullin and J. E. Davis.
Wolfe Funeral Home directs.
George W. Batchelor
abt 1923 - May 17, 1988
George W. Batchelor, 65, died at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday,
May 17, 1988, at Batchelor Ranch in Emhouse.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home with
Eugene E. Wood, pastor emeritus, Westminister Presbyterian Church officiating.
Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.
He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Batchelor Sr. He served in the
Army Air Corps in Europe during World War II and was a graduate of Louisiana
State University with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. He worked the pst 20
years on foreign assignments for Sun Oil Company in Maracaibo, Venezuela;
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Quito, Ecuador; Brunel; Lima, Peru; JaKarta, Indonesia;
Isle of Wight, Southampton, U.K. and Aberdeen, Scotland.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret of Corsicana; two sons, Patrick Batchelor
of Corsicana and Gary W. Batchelor of Denton; daughter-in-law, Carolyn R.
Batchelor of Corsicana; granddaughter, Kelly Ann Batchelor of Corsicana;
grandson, Casey Batchelor of Corsicana; one sister, Catherine (Mrs. Jimmy) Tuitt,
Hot Springs Village, Ark; two brothers, Ed Batchelor Jr. of Eldora, Ark., and
James Patrick Batchelor of Baton Rouge, La.
Pallbearers will be Jim Wood, Danny Gordon, Rob Dunn, Glenda Smith, John
Jackson, Dave Ralston, O.H. Weaver Jr., and Been Neel.
Honorary pallbearers will be Sun Oil International employees, active and
Earl McDaniel, Sr.
Sep 4, 1898 - May 17, 1988
Earl McDaniel, Sr.
Earl McDaniel, Sr. 89, of Corsicana, died May 17, 1988, at Navarro Regional
Services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Hoe, with Dr.
David Hale officiating. Burial will be in the
He was born Sept. 4, 1898, in Cryer Creek. He was a lifelong resident of Navarro
County and spent most of his life in Richland. He was a cotton buyer and a
rancher and a director of the First National Bank of Richland.
He is survived by his wife, Edna McDaniel, of Corsicana; son,
Earl McDaniel Jr., of
Richland; daughter, Zane Hayes, of Dallas; brother, Walter McDaniel, of
Richland; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bobby McDaniel, Greg Hayes, Carter Ferguson, Elven Wright,
Dewain Calame and Donald Calame.
Merle L. "Red" Posey
abt 1924 - May 17, 1988
Merle L. Posey
Merle (Red) Posey, 64, of Arlington and former resident of Frost, died May 17,
1988, at Oakhaven Nursing Home in Arlington.
Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife, Janie Weems Posey, of Arlington; four brothers,
William Posey, of Wolfe City, Roy Posey of Corsicana, Thomas (Grover) Posey and
Thurman F. Posey, both of Waxahachie; four sisters, Hazle Lane, of Dallas,
Rozella Springer, of Maypearl, Pearl Young of Frost, and Lola Peacock, of
Whitney; and nieces and nephews.
Tillman L. Rodgers
abt 1923 - May 17, 1988
Tillman Rodgers, 65, of Corbett, died May 17, 1988,
at his residence.
Services are 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with the
Rev. J. Ollin Lawler officiating. Burial will be in the
Rodgers worked for the Texas Highway Department for 31 years until he retired in
He is survived by his wife,
Doris Rodgers, of Corbett; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Gene McLain,
of Dawson; brother, Francis Bennett, of Dallas; and sister, Betty Taylor, of
Pallbearers are Raymond Lewis, Dough Fraley, Danny Jones, Donald Green, Jimmy
Prince, Richard Oglesby, Tommy Christian and Johnny Lake.
Honorary pallbearers are Grant Lake, Rudolph Lake, Darrell Nevels and N. D.
Johnnie E. Gunter
abt 1911 - May 18, 1988
Johnnie E. Gunter
Johnnie E. Gunter, 77, of Fort Worth, died May 18, 1988 in Fort Worth.
Service is 11 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the
He was born in Corsicana and lived in Fort Worth for 20 years. He was a retired
dry cleaner and a member of the Baptist Church. He was a veteran of
World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie Gunter of Fort Worth; a son, Donald J. Bolden
of Fort Worth; three grandchildren; two sisters, Lucille Gunter Burnham of Fort
Worth and May Lee Wilson of Burleson; and nieces and nephews.
C. "Connie" Smith
abt 1922 - May 16, 1988
R. C. (Connie) Smith, 66, of Kerens, died May 16,
Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Kerens Presbyterian Church, with the Rev.
Haves White and the Rev. Johnny McCord officiating. Burial will be in the
Kerens City Cemetery. Paschal Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was a resident of the Point subdivision at Richland-Chambers Reservoir.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Smith of Kerens; three sons, Mike Smith of
Dallas, Gary Smith of Corpus Christi and Greg Smith of Houston; a
daughter-in-law, Michelle Smith of Houston; a grandson, Anderson James
Smith of Houston; and fuor sisters, Jeanette Parten of Loveland, Maxcine Milne
of Austin, Mary Sue Kirkpatrick of Sealy and Mid Smith of Baytown.
Pallbearers will be Irving Rushing, Jim Pritcher, Floyd Henderson, Bubba
Blissett, Joe Bosley, and Jimmy Kelly.
abt 1903 - Nov 1965
PURDON NATIVE RITES FRIDAY
Wendell Farrald, 62, railroad employee, native of Purdon, died of a heart attack
in Dallas Tuesday night.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Restland memorial
chapel with burial in the Memorial park.
Surviving are his wife of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Keeling and Mrs.
Mildred Vance, both of Dallas; a brother, Day Farrald, New Orleans; two half
brothers, J. H. Farrald, Jr., Dallas, and Harry Farrald, California, and a
married half-sister who resides in South Texas.
Helen (Elkins) Morris
abt 1914 - Nov 1965
FRIDAY RITES FOR MRS. MORRIS
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Elkins Morris, 51, native of Emhouse, who died
in a Colorado Springs, Colo., hospital Monday night will be held Friday at 10
a.m. from the Brown Funeral Chapel, 1624 East Second street, Irving, with burial
Mrs. Morris became ill while on a vacation trip in Colorado and was unable to be
Surviving are her husband, John Morris; a daughter, Mrs. Carlton Clark, both of
Irving; a sister, Mrs. Vera Harrington, Irving; a brother, Elmer Elkins, Dallas;
a sister-in-law, Mrs. Nell Elkins, Emhouse, and other relatives.
Joanna (Holland) Campbell-Fowler
Apr 1880 - Apr 23, 1935
FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT BE BURIED AT PETTY'S CHAPEL
Mrs. John Fowler, aged 52 years, former resident of
Corsicana, died at her home in Tullos, La., Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock.
The funeral will be held at the
Petty's Chapel cemetery Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock where interment will
be made. The body will arrive in Corsicana Thursday afternoon at 1:48
o'clock on the Southern Pacific Lines train.
Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Callie Underwood, a son, Ralph
Fowler, all of Louisiana, and a brother, Crete Holland, Oklahoma.
The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.
The Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Friday, April
Submitted by Verna Bonner
1897 - Jun 1945
WADE W. SMITH OF DALLAS WAS BURIED THERE ON
DALLAS, June 8, - Funeral services for Wade W. Smith, 919 South Tyler, who died
early this week at the veteran's hospital, at Lisbon, were held Wednesday from
the oak Cliff Church of Christ with burial in Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Born in Hill county in 1897, Smith was reared in the Emmett and Frost
communities. He served in the U. S. Navy during
World War I. He formerly was employed
by t he Lone Star Gas Company and was a South American representative of a New
York tile and concrete concern.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Winnie Marie Smith, Dallas; two sons, Billy Wade
Smith and Kenneth Bert Smith; a sister, Mrs. John McMinn, Frost; and four
brothers, Doyle Smith, Tom Ball; Elton Smith, Odessa; Clayton Smith, Blooming
Grove, and Coleman Smith, Grand Prairie.
The Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Tuesday, June
Submitted by Verna Bonner
Preston Williams, Rev.
abt 1921 - Apr 1964
Rev. Williams Expires Monday
Rev. Preston Williams, 43, native of Navarro county, 1609 West Ninth avenue,
Pentecostal Church of God minister, died in Memorial hospital Monday afternoon
following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Pentecostal Church
of God, 819 South Fifteenth street, with burial in
The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of the church,
assisted by Rev. Harvey Adair, Glad Tidings church pastor.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Pauline Williams, Dallas;
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Williams, five brothers, Richard, Johnny, Roy, David,
and Bobby Williams, and two sisters, Mrs. Hudine Sykes and Mrs. Chesley
Patterson, all of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Noland Taylor, James Spence, James Taylor, Lester Woodrow,
Benny Gaston, and Roy [or Rev.?] Hendricks, all of Liberty, where he formerly
Corley will direct
LaVerne (Cochran) Noel
Jan 21, 1920 - Apr 14, 1964
RICE NATIVE DIES TUESDAY
Mrs. James Noel, 44, native of Rice, died suddenly at her home in Bay City
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Keever Funeral Chapel
in Ennis with internet in the Rice cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. James Swafford, chaplain of the Methodist
hospital in Dallas, also formerly of Rice.
Mrs. Noel was the former LaVerne Cochran and was born in Rice, January 21, 1920,
and was reared in Rice.
Surviving are her husband of Bay City; mother, Mrs. A. W. Cochran, Rice; two
sisters, Mrs. James C. Cantrell, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Frank Hemby, Plano, and
Willie Dee Cooper
Aug 8, 1903 - Feb 16, 1924
FUNERAL SERVICE FOR W. D. COOPER SUNDAY
Special to the Sun
Kerens, Feb. 18 - Funeral services for Willie D. Cooper, age 20 years, where
held at the Baptist cemetery at Bazette, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock and were
conducted by Rev. W. H. Ackley, pastor of the Bazette Baptist Church and Rev. W.
A. Corkern, pastor of the Kerens Baptist Church.
The deceased was a resident of the Buffalo community and was popular and well
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Cooper, three sisters and two
The attendance at the funeral was one of the largest ever seen at the
Bazette cemetery and there were many
The pall bearers were Edward and Grady Walker, Charles Chrisman, Jack Reed,
Rowland, Lester and P. M. Shelton and Clyde Cowen, and were all intimate
acquaintances of the deceased.
Tennie M. (O'Neal) Butcher
Jan 7, 1881 - Jun 1, 1945
FUNERAL SERVICES IN BLOOMING GROVE FOR MRS. BUTCHER
Blooming Grove June 5. - (Spl) - Funeral services
were held here Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Christian church for Mrs.
Tennie F. Butcher, aged 65 years, who died in a Corsicana hospital Friday night.
The pastor, Rev. James P. Fairbrook, officiated, while special music was
rendered by Mrs. Frank B. Taylor. Interment was in
Rose Hill cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. R. E. Dunaway and Miss Vera Butcher, both of
Blooming Grove; two grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Jess Brumbelow. Needville; a
brother, Sam O'Neal, Mt. Vernon, and five step-children, Mrs. Vernon Sweeney,
Houston; H. A. Butcher, Austin; E. H. Butcher, California; W. A. and J. A.
Butcher, both of Dallas.
Pallbearers were G. D. Gillen, J. D. George, G. W. Page, J. H. Brooks, Sam
Barham and Robert Barham. McCormick's Fneral Service directed.
Nathen Love Mott, Sr.
1890 - Apr 1935
N. L. MOTT DIED TUESDAY MORNING AT CORSICANA HOME
N. L. Mott, aged 45 years, formerly of the Purdon community and resident of
Corsicana for the past thre years, died at this residence on West Third avenue
Tuesday morning at 1 o'clock and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 3
o'clock at the Younger cemetery
where burial was made. He had been in ill health for some time.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, N. L. Mott, Jr. and Billie Jack Mott all of
Corsicana; two brothers, Budd Mott and Burk Mott, both of New Mexico; and a
sister, Mrs. J. B. Adkins, Purdon.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.
Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Apr 12, 1935
Submitted by Verna Bonner
Husband of Lottie Marie (Forshaw)
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Helen Frances (UNKNOWN) Anderson
Abt 1843 - Apr 1935
AGED WOMAN DIED TUESDAY MORNING; BURIAL WEDNESDAY
Mrs. Helen Frances Anderson, aged 92 years, died at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dora Caskey, 804 East Thirteenth Ave Tuesday
morning at 8:45 o'clock after an illness of seven weeks. Mrs. Anderson had
resided in Texas for 50 years and had made her home in Corsicana for the past
Funeral services will e held from the chapel of the
Corley Funeral home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery. The rites
will be conducted by Rev. j. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dora Caskey and Mrs. Daisy Donaho, both of
Corsicana; and J. W. Anderson, Phoenix, Arizona and several grandchildren and
Dec 12, 1865 - Apr 9, 1935
FORMER RESIDENT CHATFIELD SECTOR DIED ON TUESDAY
J. H. Price, aged 67 years, resident of Corsicana for the past year and formerly
of the Chatfield community, died Tuesday afternoon at 1401 West Twelfth and and
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with interment in
the Hamilton Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. J. B. Inge, Baptist minister.
Surviving are his wife, a son, Harmon Price, Chatfield; three daughters, Mrs. W.
E. Davis, Purdon; Mrs Dodson Pruitt, Kemp, and Mrs. J. M. King, Corsicana; seven
grandchildren and two brothers, T. E. Gaines and J. E. Gaines, both of Athens.
The funeral was directed by Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.
abt 1871 - Apr 1935
FUNERAL FRIDAY FOR A. L. HUFFMAN, WHO DIED WEDNESDAY
Funeral rites for A. L. Huffman, aged 64 years, who died at his home, 713 West
Fourth avenue, Wednesday noon with a heart attack while repairing a violin will
be held from the First Methodist church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with
interment in Oakwood cemetery. The
rites will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the church.
Mr. Huffman was a native of Tupelo, Miss but resided in the Chatfield community
for 40 years prior to moving to Corsicana 10 years ago.
Surviving are his wife, a son, Augustus L. Huffman, Milwaukee Wis;; five
daughters, Misses Ruth Huffman, Mattie Louise Huffman, Susie Huffman and
Josephine Huffman all of Corsicana and Mrs. Harvey Mize, Fort Worth; and a
The law office of Davis, Jester, and George will be closed during the funeral
hour, Miss Susie Huffman being an employee in this office.
Pallbearers will be J. W. Wright, G. J. Elkins, W. P. Thorp, J. C. McMullan and
Mark J. Mullan, all brothers-in-law and F. A. Pierce.
The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.
Feb 1, 1890 - 1978
C. L. ADKINS OF BLOOMING GROVE DIES MONDAY
Blooming Grove, Nov. 22 (Spl) - Cloda L. Adkins, 75, retired farmer, died in
Memorial hospital Monday morning.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the first Baptist church
with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. D. Sanders, pastor. Deacons will be
A native of Marion County, Ala., he was born February 1, 1890, and came to
Navarro county about 50 years ago.
Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; a son, V. O. Adkins, Pecos; two
daughters, Mrs. C. E. Fuller, Ennis, and Mrs. Doris Eddleman, Blooming Grove;
three brothers, Purve Adkins, Malone; R. D. Adkins, San Angelo, and Jack Adkins,
Dawson; a sister, Mrs. Ittie Morrison, Fort Worth; 14 grandchildren and 13
great-grandchildren and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Services directs.
Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Nov 26, 1965 &
Corsicana Daily Sun Nov 22, 1965
Marker Photo (cemetery marker has day of birth as the 25, obituary has 1st)
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James Calhoun ""Callie" Toten
Jun 13, 1860 - Jun 4, 1932
PIONEER RESIDENT OF WEST NAVARRO BURIED ON SUNDAY
Funeral services for J. C. Toten, pioneer resident of the Brushy Prairie
community, who died at the family residence Saturday were held Sunday afternoon
from the Brushy Prairie Methodist church with interment in the
Brushy Prairie cemetery.
Mr. Toten had resided in the western section of the county for many years. He
had been a long time member of the Methodist church and always took an active
part in affairs of the community. He was one of the bet-known men in the Western
half of the county.
Masons had charge of the services at the grave.
Surviving are his wife and a number of children, grandchildren and
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1900 Navarro Co. TX ED 106, sheet 30b
1920 Navarro Co. TX ED 162, sheet 15a
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Alfred Richard Mauldin
Aug 10, 1882 - Apr 19, 1956
ALFRED R. MAULDIN SERVICES FRIDAY
Frost, April 20. - (Spl) - Alfred R. Mauldin, 73, long-time Love Cedar farmer,
native of Avalon, Ellis county, died in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana Thursday
afternoon. He had resided here several years.
Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove
Friday at 4 p.m. with burial in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy Davis, pastor of the church, and Rev. R.
M. Cheek, pastor of Northside Baptist church in Corsicana. The Masons will have
charge of the gravesite rites and will provide pallbearers.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Sammmie Saunders, Frost; Mrs. Earl Hammonds,
Corsicana and Mrs. Glenn Williams Corpus Christi; a sister, Mrs. Walter Willard,
Milburn Okla., and six grandchildren.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.
Oct 14, 1909 - Jun 9, 1924
BLOOMING GROVE LAD MET INSTANT DEATH MONDAY AFTERNOON
About 7 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Blooming Grove Houston Tillman, the 13
year old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Tillman, met instant death when he either
jumped for fell off a moving auto truck. A wheel of the truck passed over the
neck and head of the unfortunate child, his neck was broken and death was
The parents of the deceased are two of the best known people in that section of
county, the father being a merchant there and the sad misfortune that has
come into their home has brought forth the sympathy of hundreds of
The funeral of the boy took place this afternoon and was largely attended.
George Eldon Ramsey, Sr.
Nov 10, 1879 - Jun 2, 1968
Blooming Grove (Spl) - Funeral services for G. E. Ramsey, Sr. 88, who died
Sunday at his residence were to be held Tuesday at the First Methodist church in
Blooming Grove. The Rev. James Peppers and the Rev. Alvin Hauser were to
officiate with burial to be in the
Rose Hill Cemetery.
A retired druggist, he had resided in Navarro county 63 years. He was born at
Cotton Gin in Freestone county.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, one brother, one sister, five grandchildren
and two great grandchildren.
G. E. Ramsey, Sr.
BLOOMING GROVE (Spl) - G. E. Ramsey Sr. died Sunday
afternoon at his residence. He was a retired druggist, and had been a resident
of Navarro County for 63 years. He was born Nov 10, 1879 at Cotton Gin in
Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Methodist Church in Blooming
Grove with The Revs. James Peppers and Alvin Hauser officiating. Interment will
be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, G. E. Ramsey Jr. of Waxahachie, and Jim Roger
Ramsey of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a brother; Joe F. Ramsey of Houston; a sister,
Mrs. P. H. Woodard of Hubbard; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Sarah Myrtle (Robertson) Mitchell
Mar 30, 1885 - July 20, 1965
MRS MITCHELL DIES TUESDAY, RITES THURSDAY
Mrs. Sarah M. Mitchell, 80, native of Alabama, Barry
resident, died in Memorial hospital Tuesday.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with
burial in the White Church cemetery
near Blooming Grove, The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. Douglas White,
pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist church in Ennis.
Surviving are a son, Jesse Mitchell, Alba; two daughters, Mrs. Theo Ragsdale,
Barry, and Mrs. Ida Mae McDaniel, Texaco, N.M.; five grandchildren, two
great-grandchildren, two brothers, J. M. Robertson, Ennis, and Robert D.
Robertson, Little Rock, Ark., and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be George Mitchell, Jack Bryant, Marshall Massengale, Leone
Reed, Roger Johnston and Tom Howard.
1936 - Sep 1986
Richard (Dick) Glover, of Emmett, died Thursday at his residence.
Services will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. John
Kinnaird officiating. Burial will be in
He was a native of Fort Worth and had lived in Emmett four years. He was
employed by Trinity Forge Company and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Glover, of Emmett; three sons, Michael
Glover of Emmett, Ricky Glover, and Randall Glover, both of Arlington; a
daughter, Tammy Glover of Emmett; his mother, Anna Louise Coffey of Fort Worth;
and a brother, Jerry Whitt of Mansfield.
Pallbearers will be James Martin, David Kirk, Matt Stroder, Don Osborne, Phil
Calvin, Kenneth Logan and Jerry DeFore.
Janie (Tatum) Mayo
Dec 28, 1897 - Sep 18, 1986
Former Navarro County resident Janie Tatum Mayo, 88, of Dallas died Thursday in
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. Charles Rice
officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell
She was a native and long-time resident of Navarro County and a Methodist.
Survivors include a sister, Emily DeYoung of Dallas; a daughter-in-law, Martha
Owen of Dallas; two granddaughters, Vickie Owen and Katie Owen, both of Dallas;
and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be T. G. Gooden, Marvin White, Dennis Curry, Royce Dhism and S.
E. White, Jr.
Dora (Eady) Grantham
abt 1895 - Sep 1986
Dora Mae Grantham, 91, of Corsicana, died Friday at
Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev.
Jeff Smith officiating. Burial will be in Eureka Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Dora Lee Grantham of Hillsboro; a brother, Tom
Eady of Corsicana; and a sister, Laura Spain of Eureka.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Grantham, Mike Spain, Buddy Smith, A. H. Asby, W.M.
Montgomery, Bob Jones, David Dickinson and Gene Thomas. Honorary
pallbearers will be A. G. Sebastion, Willie Hodge, Ray Tanner, Jerry Perry,
Harvey Robinson, Glendon Thomas, Bob Spain and F. R. Bell.
Henry Gilmer Jefferson
Dec 30, 1866 - Jul 21, 1908
PROMINENT FARMER KILLED
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Edith Jansen (Tillman) Meares
Aug 1, 1909 - Mar 2003
EDITH JANSEN MEARES, 93, of Longview will be
11:00 a.m. Monday, March 17, 2003 at the Welch Funeral & Memorial Center Garden
Rev. Scott Schulik officiating. Burial will be in Memory Park Cemetery. Mrs.
Saturday morning in a Dallas nursing home. Mrs. Meares was born August 1, 1909
TX. to Frank Tillman and Allie Houston Tillman. Edith was raised in Athens, TX.
and lived in
Longview for more than 60 years where she celebrated a long, productive and
devout life. She
was a longtime member of Mobberly Baptist Church and will always be remembered
as a truly
unique and wonderful lady. Mrs. Meares is survived by her son Joe Jansen and
daughter in law
Mary Jane of Dallas, TX. Three step sons: Coy and Linda Meares of San Angelo,
TX; Royce and
Jo Meares of Winters, TX. ; Roland and Lena Meares of Plano, TX.; stepdaughter
Meares McCaw and husband Leroy of Longview, TX.; grandson Scott Jansen and his
wife Renee of
Dallas, TX.; 13 step grandchildren; One great-grandchild David Jansen of Dallas, Tx.; 27
step-great-grandchildren and 1
step-great-great grandchild. Welch Funeral and Memorial Center Longview, TX
Araminta Jane (Kraemer) Elkins
Apr 15, 1932 - Nov 19, 2003
JANE KRAEMER ELKINS, born April 15, 1932 in
San Angelo, Texas and died November 19, 2003 in Ovilla, Texas. She was a loving
mother. She is survived by her husband Floyd, daughter Kathleen Elkins and
Martin, Joe Roberts, and Max Porch. Jane and Floyd had been married for 53
years. She was a
Girl Scout at age nine in San Angelo. Was a graduate of Austin High School in
1950, was a
class officer as a sophomore, was the Junior class valentine Sweetheart and was
on the Senior
Queen Court. Received a B.S. in Education and Library Science from Mississippi
1970. As head librarian at a school in Mississippi was selected as outstanding
was on the cover of the Library Journal. Served on numerous Southern Association
a consultant in three states setting up open library systems. Received a Master
Arts from SMU in 1981. Served on the DeSoto Library Board. Was given lifetime
membership in the PTA. Was commissioned by Governor Mark White as a member of the Texas Cultural Alliance to exchange
children's art around
the world and did so in three European countries. Ended her professional career
Librarian at Northwood University. Served as an outstanding member and leader in
Service League. No visitation. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sat.
11-22-03, at the
First Christian Church in Lancaster, Texas. The internment will be in Blooming
Grove Texas at
the Rose Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Easter
Seals, 3820 West
Northwest Highway, Suite 100, Dallas, Texas 75220. Red Oak Funeral Home Berdon
Edward C. LeCocq
Oct 24, 1920 - Sep 11, 2003
EDWARD C. LeCOCQ, 82, of
Mabank passed away
September 11, 2003 in Athens. Service 11AM Monday September 15 2003 Payne
Methodist Church with Rev. James Jones officiating. Interment
LeCocq was born October 24, 1920 in Martinton, IL to Edward and Lillie (LaSage)
was a member of the Payne Springs United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of
the U.S. Navy
and member of the American Legion Post 310. Survivors include his wife, Willene
Mabank; son, Melvin B. Shuler, Jr. of Dallas; two daughters, Adriennie Mrozek of
Janet Powell of Irving; brother, Melvin LeCocq of Bourbonnais, IL; sister,
Evelyn Coxey of
Sterling City; and nine grandchildren Mr. LeCocq was preceded in death by two
Patricia LeCocq and Jill Hopton-Jones. Family will receive friends from 6PM-8PM
Sunday at the
funeral home. Memorials made be made to the Payne Springs United Methodist
Fund, 9667 SH 198, Mabank, TX 75156.
Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home & Cemetery Mabank
Feb 17, 1949 - Feb 4, 2004
HILL Garland. Born February 17, 1949 in Dallas and passed away
2004 in Hubbard. Linda is preceded in death by her parents, L.B. & Melba Hill
Mark Hill. Survived by brothers, Roger Hill of Arlington and Randy Hill of
Bonnie Fortenberry of Frost; 12 nieces; 5 nephew; best friends, Charmaine
Whitley of Garland
and Debra Cook of Dallas and many great-nieces & nephews and a host of friends
Graveside services are at 2:00p.m. February 6, 2004 in the Laurel Oak Memorial
Mesquite with visitation in the funeral home from noon-1:45 p.m. prior to the
Lauren Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery 12649 Lake June Road @ LBJ Mesquite
David O’Brien, Cpl
Mar 30, 1988 - Mar 15, 2008
See William David O'Brien
Queena Bess (Darby) Allen
Nov 22, 1926 - Mar 23, 2008
Queena Bess Allen
Queena Bess Allen, 81, of Kerens passed away Sunday, March 23, 2008, at Heritage
Oaks West Nursing Home. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at
Paschal Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Paschal Funeral Home
Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at
Kerens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be
Caleb Allen, Naaman Allen, Dillon Allen, Dickie Allen, Tommy Darby and Andy
Darby. Mrs. Allen was born Nov. 22, 1926, in Roane. She was preceded in death by
her husband, D. H. “Blackie” Allen; and son, Brian Allen. Survivors include her
sons, Gregory Allen and wife Jenny of Kerens, Jakie Allen and wife Judy of
Crandall, and Larry Allen of Fort Worth; daughter-in-law, Carol Allen of Kerens;
eight grandchildren, Tiffany Allen, Naaman Allen, Amanda Allen, Tara Niedzwecki,
Caleb Allen, Kerrie Owens, Ashley Grace and Dillon Allen; three
great-grandchildren, J.D. Niedzwecki, Allen Niedzwecki and Hudson Grace; and
sisters, Bobbie Jo Darby of Kerens and Katherine Wallace of Vernon. Arrangements
by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Joseph Betts Jr.
Feb 7, 1948 - Mar 22, 2008
Joseph Betts Jr.
Joseph Betts Jr., 60, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, March 22, 2008, at
Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ross and
Johnson Mortuary. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Second Mission Baptist
Church with the Rev. Aubry Hart officiating. Interment will follow at
Woodland Memorial Park. He was born
Feb. 7, 1948 in Kerens. Survivors include his loving wife, Lura Mae Betts;
mother and father, Joseph and Earlene Betts; father-in-law, Curtis Dunbar;
mother-in-law, Margaret Brown; four children, Valerie Steward and husband
Morris, Tina Betts Small and husband Billy, David Betts and Christina Roberson
and husband Lorenzo; three brothers, David Betts and wife Annett, Ricky Betts
and wife Lorna, and Timmy Betts and wife Tara; seven sisters, Darlene Betts
Jackson and husband Harold, Everlene Nelson and husband David, Margrett Smart
and husband Larry, Pearlie Hall and husband Wayne, Jorene Betts, Annett Chapple
and husband Albert, and Rachel Betts; three brothers-in-law, Curtis Dunbar Jr.,
Herbert Earl Dunbar, and Melvin Dunbar and wife Linda; four sisters-in-law, Lora
Faye Franklin and husband, Phillip, Janice Sims, Margaret Dunbar, and Lisa
Dunbar; nine aunts, Mary Grant, Minnie D. Cloud, Hazel Thomas, Dollie Thomas,
Francis Thomas, Erma Jean Betts, Bertha Thomas, Katie Lee Betts, and Audrey
Coleman; three uncles, Aubrey Thomas, W.C. Thomas, and William Coleman; seven
grandchildren, Billy Small Jr., Veronica Brown, Monica Brown, Letitia Steward,
Lakeshia Small, Tamica Brown, Quentin Brown; four great grandchildren, Lorenzo
Roberson, Eric Brown, Christian Brown, and Dimionique Brown; a host of nieces
and nephews and great nieces and nephews; special friends, Phillip Franklin and
wife Lora Faye, Willie Rhynes and wife Niecaee, adopted brother Michael Key and
wife Brenda; and godson, David (E.T.) Betts. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson
Sara Jane (VonHoffman) Frazier-VonHoffman
June 23, 1974 (Dallas, TX) - Dec. 4, 1996 (Dallas, TX)
Services were held at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
in Blooming Grove Dec. 6, 1996.
Sara Jane is survived by her father, Don VonHoffman
and Pat of Grand Saline; sister, Abigayle Miller of Grand Saline; brothers, Matt
VonHoffman of Waxahachie and Michael VonHoffman of Germany; nieces, Brittany and
Candance; grandmother, Millie Pullins of Waco, and many, many friends.
Jeana Grace Mason
Sept. 25, 1996 - Apr. 29, 1997
Services were held May 1st at the First Baptist
Church in Blooming Grove with Brother Grady Cashion officiating. Burial was in
the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Little Jeana is survived by her mother, Alice Ann
Mason; brother, Sherwood Mason; grandparents, E. Jean and Ernestine Armstrong of
Blooming Grove; and great grandmother, Inez Jones of Corsicana.
The Blooming Grove - May 13, 1997
I have been informed by the mother that the father
of Jeana Grace Mason is Roger Dale Reed. He died before the child was born,
so the mother gave the child her last name.
Jeana Grace Mason
Our Little angel, Jeana Grace Mason, age 7 months, went to live with
her father in her heavenly mansion on Tuesday, April 29. She is
survived by her mother Alice Ann Mason; brother, Sherman Adam Mason;
grandparents, E. Jean Armstrong and Ernestine Armstrong all of
Blooming Grove; great-grandmother, Inez Jones of Corsicana; uncle
and aunt Edwin J. and Jana Armstrong of Grapevine; other aunts and
uncles; Kenneth & Enelda Niles of Waco, Morris & Martha Jones of
Bryan, Jack Armstrong, Jimmy Armstrong, Wayne & Frances Hatley, all
of Blooming Grove. Special friends; Bruce Evans & Sandy Searcy both
of Waco and Lloyd Rich of Navarro Mills. She is preceded into Heaven
by her great-grandparents: Solomon & Mamie Lee Armstrong and Ernest
Viewing will be held today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
Services will be held from the First Baptist Church of Blooming
Grove Thursday at 3:30 p.m. with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.
Burial will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Josh Thedford, T. J. Armstrong, Phillip
Armstrong, Ryan Brown.
We will miss our perfect white rose, but she will always reside in
our hearts and our memories until we may meet again.
Stephen Edward Warren
Dec. 14, 1966 (Corsicana, TX) - May 8, 1997 (Purdon, TX)
Graveside services were held May 10 at
Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming
Stephen is survived by parents, Bobby and Jacqueline
Warren of Blooming Grove; brother, Robbie Warren of Blooming Grove; sister and
brother-in-law, Lisa and Danny Hayes of Blooming Grove; niece, Kaylee Warren,
Blooming Grove and cousin, Shelby Taylor of Corsicana.
Sep 21, 1928 - Dec 5, 1996
Mr. Lloyd is survived by wife, Betty; daughter, Patty
and Roger Hampshire; daughter, Stephanie and Nick Nichols, all of Blooming
Grove; son, Chip Prather of Savannah, GA; daughter, Cheryl and Danny Hill of
Coppell; daughter, Dicki and Terry Bessent of Hurst; sister, Joyce Lloyd of
Irving, and four grandchildren.
The American Flag was lowered to half-mast at the
Blooming Grove School, where Mr. Lloyd taught math classes for several years.
The Lloyd family moved to Blooming Grove in 1983.
The Blooming Grove - Dec. 10, 1996
HIS BIRTH DATE SAYS SEPT 2, IN THE INDEX. SUPPOSED TO BE 21. THERE IS
GRASS OVER THE ONE.
Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX
Marvin Marion Smith
Apr, 18, 1934 (Choctaw, OK) - Dec. 8, 1996 (Dallas, TX)
Services were held Dec. 11 at Corley Funeral Chapel
with burial in Dresden Cem. Mr.
Smith lived many years in Blooming Grove. He is survived by wife, Betty, of
Blooming Grove; daughters, Pam and Tim Tripp of Rowlett; Brenda Youngblood, of
Phoenix, Ariz; Susie Pruitt, Phoenix, AZ; son, Marvin M., Jr., of Nebraska;
mother, Mary Smith of Ennis; and mother-in-law, Estell Coker, of Barry.
Sep 29, 1911 (Hamilton, TX) - Dec 16, 1996 (Blooming Grove, TX)
Services were held Dec.18 at the Blooming Grove
Church of Christ with burial in the
Dresden Cemetery. He is survived by his wife,
Ellen, of Blooming Grove;
son, Donnie and Linda Pointer of Barry; sister, Leota Truitte of Lovelland; and
brother, J.C. Pointer, of Lovelland.
Oct. 12, 1920 (Wortham, TX) - Jan. 25, 1997 (Emmett, TX)
Services were held Jan. 27, 1997, in Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with Kyle Reese and Matt Stroder officiating.
Burial was in Dresden Cemetery.
Survivors are his wife, Billy Minze, Emmett; son and
daughter-in-law, Jackie and Sherry Minze of Longview; daughter and son-in-law,
Erenda and Randall Burleson of Emmett.
Jack E. Minze
Jack E. Minze, 76, of Emmett, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, in
Visitation will be held tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. Services will be
held Monday at 8 a.m. in Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in
Blooming Grove, with Kyle Reese and Matt Stroder officiating. Burial
will follow in Dresden Cemetery.
Mr. Minze was born Oct. 12, 1920 in Wortham.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Billy Minze of Emmett; son
and daughter-in-law, Jackie and Sherry Minze of Longview; daughter
and son-in-law, Brenda and Randall Burleson of Emmett; two brothers,
Alton Minze of Amarillo and Sonny Minze of Hubbard; two sisters,
Alice Abbott of Grosebeck and Billie Joe Gantt of Blossum; three
grandchildren, Dustin Burleson of Emmett, Steve and Sharon Burleson
of Frost, and Michelle Minze of Longview; two great-grandchildren;
and a host of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
Edmon Troy Sykes
Mar 3, 1911 - Feb 12, 1997
Services were held Feb. 14, 1997, at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with burial in
Dresden Cemetery. Grady Cashion
Survivors included a son and daughter-in-law, Ricky
and Patricia Sykes of Corsicana; sisters, Gertie Bryant of Blooming Grove and
Maurine Patterson of Waxahachie.
Mr. Sykes was preceded in death by wife, Lois Sykes
and son, James Jerry Sykes.
Lylan (Melton) Morton
May 26, 1910 - May 8, 1997 (Ennis, TX)
Services were held May 11, 1997 at Corley Funeral
Chapel in Corsicana with Rev. Rodney Bancroft and Rev. William Dollar
officiating. Burial was in Dresden
Mrs. Morton is survived by two sons and
daughters-in-law, Gerald and Betty Morton of Dresden; Percy and Reda Morton of
Dresden; grandchildren, Randy and Toni Morton, Carrollton; Don and Bobbie
Morton, Mexia; Michelle and Tony Howard of Blooming Grove; seven great
grandchildren and one great great grandson; brothers, Grover and Jessie Melton,
Dresden; Cecil and Ruth Melton, Corsicana; Dean and Joyce Melton, Dresden;
sister-in-law, Opal Melton, Ft. Worth; sisters, Lorean and Buddy McCulloch,
Corsicana; Addie Pearl Johnson, Blooming Grove; Dorothy Eaton, Corsicana; and
Syble Malone, Corsicana. Pallbearers were: Mark Melton, Dennis Melton, David
Malone, Mike Melton, Brent Melton, Jake Melton, Neilan Melton and Jerry
Lylan Morton, 86, died May 8, at Ennis Care Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev.
Rodney Bancroft and the Rev. William Dollar officiating. Burial will follow at
Mrs. Morton was born May 26, 1910.
She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Gearld and Betty Morton of
Dresden and Percy and Reda Morton of Dresden; grandchildren, Randy and Toni
Morton of Carrollton, Don and Bobbie Morton of Mexia, Michelle and Tony Howard
of Blooming Grove; great grandchildren, Stuart, Whitney and Austin Morton of
Mexia, Amanda Morton of Carrollton, Melissa Howard of Blooming Grove and Lisa
and Kenny Baker of Arlington; great-great grandson, Austin Baker of Arlington;
brothers and sisters-in-law, Grover and Jessie Melton of Dresden, Cecil and Ruth
Melton of Corsicana, Dean and Joyce Melton of Dresden and Opal Melton of Ft.
Worth; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lorean and Buddy McCullock of Corsicana,
Addie Pearl Johnson of Blooming Grove, Dorothy Eaton of Corsicana, Syble Malone
of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Morton was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Morton, mother and
father, Grover and Lou Melton, brothers, Rubin, J.D. and Ira Earl (Shug) Melton,
and sisters, Lou Etta Ewing and Darlene Beckler.
Pallbearers will be Mark Melton, Dennis Melton, David Malone, Mike Melton, Brent
Melton, Jake Melton, Neilan Melton and Jerry McCulloch.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home - May 10, 1997
Geneva Odessa Tillman
May 5, 1924 (Dresden, TX) - Apr. 29, 1997 (Nashville, TN)
Geneva Odessa Tillman, 72, of Bossie City, Louisiana, died April 29, at Southern
Hills Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.
Services are pending.
Geneva Tillman was born May 5, 1924 in Dresden. She was a member of Waller
Baptist Church and resident of Bossie City for 30 years.
She is survived by sisters and brother-in-laws, Mae & Ordway Ferrell of Blooming
Grove, Katherine Tramel of Shreveport, Louisiana; Theo and David Coffee of
Stephenville; a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by parents, Jessie & Cureton Tillman; sister, Lottie
Allbritton; and brother-in-law, Hobson E. Tramel.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
Services were held May 3, 1997 at the First United
Methodist Church in Blooming Grove, with Rev. Cynthia Lee officiating. Burial
was in the Dresden Cemetery.
Mrs. Tillman is survived by sisters, Mae and Ordway
Ferrell of Blooming Grove; Katherine Tramel of Bossier City; and Theor and David
Coffee of Stephenville.
Pallbearers were nephews and great nephews, Dr. Tillman
Ferrell, Johnny Tramel, Ronnie Ford, Jody Kittrell, Tim Tramel and Warren
Geneva Odessa Tillman
Services for Geneva Odessa Tillman, 72, of Bossier City, Louisiana will be held
at 2 p.m. today, May 3, at the First United Methodist Church of Blooming Grove,
under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Rev. Cynthia Lee will
officiate. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery
next her father and mother, Cureton and Jessie Tillman, and sister Lottie
Albritton, who preceded her in death.
A local memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, at Waller
Baptist Church. Officiating will be Bro. Lane Moore and Bro. Lloyd Stilley of
Waller Baptist Church.
Miss Tillman was born in Dresden on May 5, 1924, and had been a resident of
Bossier Parrish for the last 30 years. She went to be with her Lord on April 29
while attending a Senior Adult Conference in Nashville, Tennessee with a group
from her home church. She was a member of Waller Baptist Church where she served
as a loving and faithful church nursery worker, member of the WMU and the Eunice
Sunday School Class.
Miss Tillman is survived by sisters and brother-in-laws: Mae & Ordway Ferrell of
Blooming Grove, Katherine Tramel of Bossier City, Louisiana, Theo and David
Coffee of Stephenville; a number of nieces and nephews.
Miss Tillman is preceded in death by parents, Jessie & Cureton Tillman; sister,
Lottie Albritton; and brother-in-law, Hobson E. Tramel.
Pallbearers will be her nephew and great nephews, Dr. Tillman Ferrell, Johnny
Tramel, Ronnie Ford, Jody Kittrell, Tim Tramel and Warren Cantrell, Jr.
The Family request that memorials be made to Waller Baptist Church or charity of
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
Apr. 8, 1914 (Dresden , TX) - June 15, 1997 (Corsicana, TX)
Services were held at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Chapel in Corsicana on June 18, 1997, with Solon Bailey, minister of the
Blooming Grove Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was at
Mr. Haden is survived by his wife, Aline Haden of
Corsicana; three sons, Roland Haden, of College Station; Jim and David Haden,
both of Blooming Grove; brothers, J.H. Haden, Houston, and W.A Haden of Dresden;
12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Clay Haden, Micah Haden, Joel Haden,
Joshua Haden, Jordan Haden, Cameron Haden, Johathan Haden, and Alex Haden.
Honorary pallbearers were Ordway Ferrell, Johnny Johnson, Joe Dean Hill, Gerald
McSpadden, E.A. Toten and O.L. Slaughter.
Clovis Haden of Corsicana, 82, a former resident of Dresden, died
June 15 at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services were earlier today at the Griffin-Roughton Chapel in
Corsicana with Solon Bailey officiating. Burial will follow at the
Pallbearers are Ordway Ferrell, Johnny Johnson, Joe Dean Hill, E. A.
Toten, O. L. Slaughter, and Gerald McSpadden.
Mr. Haden was born April 8, 1914 in Dresden.
Mr. Haden is survived by his wife, Aline Haden of Corsicana; sons,
Roland Haden of College Station, Jim Haden and David Haden both of
Blooming Grove; brothers: J. H. Haden of Houston and W. A. Haden of
Dresden; 12 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Feb 9, 1917 (Corsicana, TX) - Jan 4, 1997 (Corsicana,
Services were held on Jan. 7, in the Blooming Grove
First Baptist Church, with Grady Cashion and Bryant Connelly, officiating.
Burial was in Dresden Cemetery.
Survivors are his wife, Mable, of Blooming Grove; sons
and daughters-in-law, Charles and Annelie Warren; Carlos and Barbara Warren;
sisters, Lena Mae Richardson, Dresden, and Winonia Moore, Corsicana;
granddaughter, Tonya Warren, Mesquite, and grandson, Todd Warren, Mesquite.
Jason Alan Terriah
Aug. 8, 1982 (Dallas, TX) - July 2, 1997 (Lake Charles, LA)
Services were held July 6, 1997 at the First Baptist
Church in Frost with Richard Moody officiating. Burial was in the
Fourteen year old Jason died of injuries suffered in a
truck accident in Lake Charles. He is survived by his mother, Bobbie Rios of
Frost; father, Jessie Rios, Frost; grandmother, Lula Terriah; brother, Benjamin
Terriah, sister, Diana Terriah, all of Frost.
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home directed.
Jason Alan Terriah
Jason Alan Terriah, 14, of Frost died July 2, in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Visitation will be at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana until
Saturday afternoon from then on it will be at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Saturday evening and Sunday.
Services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Frost with
Richard Moody officiating. Burial will follow in the
Mr. Terriah was born August 8, 1982 in Dallas.
Survivors include his mother, Bobbie Rios of Frost; father, Jessie Rios of
Frost; grandmother, Lula Terriah of Frost; brother, Benjamin Terriah of Frost;
sister, Diana Terriah of Frost; and a number of aunts and cousins.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Corsicana Daily Sun - July 4, 1997
Bundy Burton Wilbanks
Jan. 23, 1914 (Milford, TX) - Oct 2, 1997 (Corsicana, TX)
Services were held October 5, 1997 at the Frost Baptist
Church with Dick Moody officiating. He was buried in the
Mr. Wilbanks is survived by his sons and
daughters-in-law, Wallace and Wanda Wilbanks, and Phil and Jane Wilbanks; son,
Don Wilbanks, all of Frost; daughter and son-in-law, Lena and Derrel May of
Waxahachie; daughter, Mary Terry of Corsicana; sisters-in-law, Louise Wilbanks
of Lubbock, Dorothy Wilbanks of Wills Point and Lorretta Wilbanks of Mesquite
and Christine Shaver of Arlington; sisters, Mable Woodland of Blooming Grove and
Valla Mae Mohoney of Blooming Grove; a number of grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Wilbanks and
a son, Billy Bundy.
Grandsons served as Pallbearers.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Dec 24, 1925 (Montgomery, AL) - Jan 8, 1997 (Fort Worth, TX)
Services were held on Jan. 13, at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove, with Jerome Page officiating. Burial was in
Mr. Haney is survived by his wife, Shirley, of Alvarado;
brother, Gene Carl Haney, Frost; and sisters, Barbara Alice Scoggins,
Montgomery, AL, and Merle June Bowden of Cedar Creek.
Floyd Haney, 71, of Alvarado, died Jan. 8, 1997, at Huguley Hospital in Fort
Visitation will be held on Monday from 8 a.m. till service time. Services will
be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove,
with Jerome Page officiating. Burial will follow in
Mr. Haney was born Dec. 24, 1925, in Montgomery, Ala.
Mr. Haney is survived by his wife, Shirley Haney of Alvarado; brother, Gene Carl
Haney of Frost; and sisters, Barbara Alice Scoggins of Montgomery, ala. and
Merle June Bowden of Cedar Creek.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Louise (Black) Long
Nov 7, 1908 (Bowie, TX) - Jan 10, 1997 (Corsicana, TX)
Services were held Jan. 11, at the Frost Methodist
Church, with burial in Frost Cemetery.
Mrs. Long is survived by her sons, Bobby Long of
Bradford, TN and Vance Long of Axtell; her daughters, Joan Carrington, Bryan;
Karen Williams of Frost, Janice Olsen, Waco; Linda Goodman of Italy and Nancy
Grant of Tyler.
Imogene (Farish) Johnson-Curry
Nov 3, 1917 (Cryer Creek) - Nov 15, 1996 (Corsicana, TX)
Imogene Farish Curry
Graveside services were held at
Resthaven Memorial Park,
officiated by Dr. David Hale, Pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana.
Ms. Curry is survived by son, Sandy Curry of Aurora,
Colo.; brother, James Phelps, Corsicana; sisters, Mary Lou York, Corsicana;
Maudine Shelton, Garland; Jewel Grimmett, Barry; grandson, Chris Curry,
Clearwater, Fla.; stepsons, James Curry, Mexia and Doyle Curry, Marshall.
Jan 27, 1952 (Corsicana, TX) - Jan 7, 1997 (Houston, TX)
Services were held on Jan. 11, at Huntsville Funeral
Home with Rev. Dave Alexander officiating. Burial was in
Resthaven Memorial Park,
Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Margie Moreau
Williams of Huntsville; Mother, Edith Williams, Corsicana; sister, Mary Helen
Lee of San Angelo; mother-in-law, Edith Moreau of Corsicana; brothers-in-law and
spouses, Johnny and Shirley Moreau of Barry; Donald and Sue Moreau, James Moreau
and John and Brenda Moreau, all of Corsicana.
Loyd Wallace Williams
Loyd Wallace Williams, 44, of Huntsville, died Jan. 7, 1997, in Houston.
Visitation began Thursday and will continue through Friday evening. Funeral
services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Huntsville Funeral Home Chapel,
with Rev. Dave Alexander officiating. Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. at
Resthaven Memorial Park in
Pallbearers are Frederick Smalley, Michael Cole, Charles Elisor, Mike Mahoney,
Brian Buster, John Hayman, Wayne Hilderbrandt and Stacy Hunsaker.
Mr. Williams was born Jan. 27, 1952, in Corsicana. He was a Correctional Officer
111 and was employed with Texas Department Criminal Justice for over 21 years at
the Wynne Unit Educational Department.
Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Margie Moreau Williams of Huntsville;
mother, Edith Williams of Corsicana; sister, Mary Helen Lee of San Angelo;
mother-in-law Edith Moreau of Corsicana; brother-in-laws and spouses, Johnny and
Shirley Moreau of Barry, Donald and Sue Moreau, James Moreau and John and Brenda
McCollum all of Corsicana; nieces and spouses, Genett and Stacy Hunsaker of
Corsicana and Lanett and Randy Crossland of San Angelo; nephews, Mike and Brenda
MaHoney of Tennessee Colony and Walley Mahoney of San Angelo; and a host of
Arrangements by Huntsville Funeral Home.
Erva Elizabeth (Brown) Harris
Mar 27, 1903 (Cryer Creek) - Apr 7, 1997 (Gilmer, TX.)
Erva Elizabeth Harris
Services were held Wednesday, Apr. 9, 1997 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Tony Janner officiating. Burial was in the
Cryer Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Harris is survived by one son, R.J. Harris of
Conroe; three daughters, Mildred Luna, California, Mary Jackson of Houston, and
Marquita Young of Gilmer; two sisters, Eula Maggard of Emhouse and Ruth Barnes,
Erva Elizabeth Harris
Mar 27, 1903 - Apr 7, 1997
Erva Elizabeth Harris, 94, of Gilmer, died April 7 at Gladewater
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Griffin-Roughton Chapel
with Tony Janner officiating. Burial will follow at
Cryer Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Harris was born March 27, 1903 in Cryer Creek.
Mrs. Harris is survived by her son, Robert Jack Harris of Conroe;
daughters: Mildred Luna of Fullerton, California, Mary Lou Jackson
of Houston, Marquita Young of Gilmer; sisters, Eula Maggard of
Emhouse and Ruth Barnes of Corsicana; 6 grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Apr 8, 1997
Junior Royce Easley
May 9, 1928 - May 27, 1997
Junior R. Easley, 69, died May 25, 1997, at Columbia
Navarro Regional Hospital, with services held on May 27, 1997 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Rev. Bill Honea officiated, and burial was in
Mr. Easley was from Emhouse and is survived by wife,
Lillie, of Emhouse; mother, Mae Easley of Corsicana; son, Roy Cawthorn of
Corsicana; brothers, James Easley, Fort Worth and Kenneth Easley of Corsicana;
sisters, Earlene Watson and Dorothy Brown, both of Corsicana; five grandchildren
and four great grandchildren.
The Blooming Grove - May 27, 1997
Birth date from SSDI; Death date on
May 25, 1997
Charlie Lewis (or Louis) Watkins
May 13, 1909 (Barry, TX) - May 15, 1997 (Corsicana, TX)
Charlie Watkins Services were held May 17, 1997 at Corley Funeral Chapel
with Rev. John Miller of Emhouse, officiating. Burial was in
Black Hills Cemetery.
Mr. Watkins is survived by his wife, Elna, of Corsicana;
son, Robert Watkins and daughter-in-law LaVonne Watkins of Corsicana; daughter,
Jane and son-in-law, Bob Cohen, College Station; grandsons, Lewis Watkins,
Barry; Mike Watkins, Bedias; and Kevin Watkins of Overton; brother, Jessie
Watkins of Iran; and sister, Bessie Griffin of Waco.
Pallbearers were: Earl Watkins, John Griffin, Carmack
Watkins, Bill Burleson, Bayless Elmore, and Don Massey.
The Blooming Grove - May 13, 1997
SSDI: CHARLIE L WATKINS 13 May 1909 15 May 1997
TXDI: Watkins Charlie Louis 05-15-1997 NAVARRO M
Mar. 12, 1912 (Richmond, IN) - July 20, 1997 (Corsicana, TX)
Services were held July 22, 1997, at Westminster
Presbyterian Church in Corsicana, with Rev. Eugene Wood officiating. Burial
followed at Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Beebe owned and operated the Tex-Sun Glove factory
in Corsicana. He provided decades of baseball enjoyment with his development of
Beebe Field, beginning with Little League and T-Ball years ago.
Mr. Beebe is survived by one daughter, Barbara Burke of
Alexandria, VA and one son, Stuart Beebe of Granbury.
Mar 12, 1912 - July 20, 1997
Stuart Beebe, 85, of Corsicana died July 20 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 at the Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Westminster
Presbyterian Church with Rev. Eugene Wood officiating. Burial will
follow at the Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers are C. David Campbell, M.D., Lynn Sanders III, Marshall
Williams, Jr., Ned Polk, and David Hawk.
Mr. Beebe was born March 12, 1912 in Richmond, Indiana,
Mr. Beebe is survived by his daughter, Barbara Burke of Alexandria,
Virginia; a son, Stuart Beebe of Granbury; 8 grandchildren; and 9
Mr. Beebe was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Jane Beebe.
Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the
Corsicana Youth Baseball, P.O. Box 1441, Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
- Corsicana Daily Sun - July 21, 1997
- Submitted by
Apr. 19, 1902 (Dresden, TX) - Feb. 11, 1997 (Corsicana, TX)
Services were held Feb. 13, 1997, at Westminister
Presbyterian Church in Corsicana, with Dr. James Gooch, officiating. Burial was
in the Oakwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Robinson is survived by two sisters, Adalaide
Robinson and Beatrice R. George.
The Blooming Grove - Feb 18, 1997
TXDI: Robinson Tucker 02-11-1997 NAVARRO Female
SSDI: TUCKER ROBINSON 19 Apr 1902 11 Feb 1997 (V)
76641 (Frost, Navarro, TX)
July 30, 1916 (Pinkston, TX) - Mar. 26, 1997 (Corsicana, TX)
Services were held March 28 at Corley Funeral Home,
Corsicana, with B.F.
Risinger officiating. Burial was in
Mrs. Moore is survived by her husband, Hoyt, of
Corsicana; son, Billy and Robeleen Moore of Corsicana, and daughter, Nancy
Cansler of Tyler.
She is also survived by a brother, Herschel Minatra of
Blooming Grove and a sister, Favis Denbow of Corsicana.
Lera M. Moore, age 80, died March 26, 1997 in Corsicana.
Services will be Friday, March 28, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. at Corley
Funeral Home with Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating. Burial will follow
Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m.
at the funeral home.
Mrs. Moore was born July 30, 1916 in Pinkston, TX. Mrs. Moore
married Hoyt Moore on September 1, 1934 in Corsicana. She was a
member of The First Baptist Church, Gleaner Sunday School Class, and
Sharply Bible Circle.
Pallbearers will be John Jackson, Caleb Jackson, Clay Jackson,
Everett Simms, James Goode, and Jim Gill.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Bruce Denbow, Dr. Louis Lux, Dr. Robert
Bone, and Dr. John Updegrove.
Mrs. Moore is survived by her husband, Hoyt Moore of Corsicana; son
and daughter-in-law, Billy Hoyt and Robeleen Moore of Corsicana;
daughter, Nancy Cansler of Tyler; grandson and wife, Todd and Terri
Cansler of Corsicana; grandson and wife, Wade and Paige Moore of
Waco; brother, Herschel Moore of Blooming Grove; sister, Favis
Denbow of Corsicana; one niece and two nephews.
Mrs. Moore is preceded in death by her sister, Dean Minatra.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Parlor Fund or M.D.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Helen Louise (Butler) Miller
Jan. 21, 1922 (Corsicana) - Jan. 9, 1997 (Corsicana)
Services were held Jan. 11, at the Corsicana First
Baptist Church with Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. and Bro. Bill Honea officiating.
Mrs. Miller is survived by sons and daughters-in-law,
Dick and Cathy Miller and Terry and Linda Miller, all of Corsicana; daughter and
son-in-law, Dianne and Bob Walker, Dallas; sister, Betty Butler of Corsicana;
brother, Billy and Helen Butler, Cryer Creek; grandson, Richard Miller,
Corsicana; granddaughters, Monica Miller, Corsicana and April Hambrick of
Helen Butler Miller
Helen Butler Miller, 74, of Corsicana, died Jan. 9, 1997, in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be
held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church, with Rev. B. F. Risinger
Jr. and Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Dr. Louis Gibson, Dr. Robert Bone, Dr. E. Scott Middleton, Don
Bowen, Bill Honea, Jay Waterman and Orville Locklar.
Honorary pallbearers will be physicians of Medical Arts Clinic and deacons of
First Baptist Church.
Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer
Research Attn: Dr. Charles White, Neuropathology U. T. Southwestern Medical
Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75235.
Mrs. Miller was born Jan. 21, 1922, in Corsicana. She was a lifetime member of
First Baptist Church. Mrs. Miller was employed with Medical Arts Clinic for over
She is survived by her sons, Dick and Cathy Miller and Terry and Linda Miller
all Corsicana; daughter, Dianne and Bob Walker of Dallas; brother, Billy and
Helen Butler of Corsican; sister, Betty Butler of Corsicana; grandson, Richard
Miller of Corsicana; granddaughters, Monica Miller of Corsicana and April
Hambrick of Dallas; aunt, Dorothy Schrimsher of Plano; and uncle, Paul Herrell
of Hugh Springs.
Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her husband, W. B. (Bill) Miller; father,
Curry S. Butler; and mother, Dessie Albritton Butler.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Jewel (Murray) Howell
Nov. 13, 1908 - Apr. 25, 1997 (Corsicana TX.)
Jewel Murray Howell
Services were held at Corleys Funeral Chapel in
Corsicana on April 28, with Grady Cashion officiating. Burial was in
Mrs. Howell is survived by sons, Wayne and Mary Howell
of Beeville; Gary and Cindy Howell of Red Oak; Samuel Howell of Blooming Grove
and Billy Don Howell, Arlington; one daughter, Yvonne and Loyd Rolfing of Hurst.
Mrs. Howell was a member of First Baptist Church in
Jessie Thomas Arnett,
Dec 27, 1913 (Navarro County, TX) - Jun 14, 1997
Jessie T. Arnett
Services were held at Corley Funeral Chapel in Corsicana
on June 17, 1997, with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Burial was in
Mr. Arnett is survived by his wife, Edna Arnett of
Corsicana; three daughters and sons-in-law, Nella and Don Perry of Barry; Hattie
Lee and Thomas Barnett of Corsicana; and Willie Jean and James Neal of Eureka; a
son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Diana Arnett of Anchorage, Alaska; a sister,
Gladys Douglas of Kerens; two daughters-in-law, Louise Arnett of Corsicana and
Peggy Arnett of Navarro.
Pallbearers were Jerry Davis, Bobby Davis, Ray
Scroggins, Mike Hudson, Richard Arnett, Robert Arnett and Danny Andrews.
Mr. Arnett was preceded in death by two sons, Charles
and Jessie Arnett.
Jessie T. Arnett
Mr. J.T. Arnett, Sr., 83, of Corsicana, died Saturday, June 14 in
Services will be held Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel at 3:30
p.m. with Bro. Bill Honea. Interment will take place in the
Pallbearers are Tommy Davis, Jerry Davis, Bobby Davis, Ray Ecoggins,
Richard Arnett, Mike Hudson, Robert Arnett, and Danny Andrews.
Mr. Arnett was born Dec. 27, 1913. He was a retired owner/operator
of J.T. Arnett Grain, Inc. for 40 years. He was a lifelong resident
of Navarro County and was an avid horseman.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Charles and Jessie Arnett.
Mr. Arnett is survived by his wife, Edna Arnett of Corsicana; three
daughters, Nella Perry of Barry, Hattie Lee Arnett and Thomas
Barnett of Corsicana, and Willie Jean and James Neal of Eureka; a
son, Walter and Diana Arnett of Anchorage, Alaska; a sister, Gladys
Douglas of Kerens; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren,
daughters-in-law, Louise Arnett of Corsicana and Peggy Arnett of
Arrangements under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
Tyler Shay Mayfield
Mar. 30, 1997 (Corsicana, TX) - Apr. 25, 1997 (Dallas, TX)
Graveside services were held April 28, 1997 in the
Dawson Cemetery with Grady Cashion
officiating. Tyler is survived by mother, Tamera Mayfield and grandparents,
Teresa and Mike Carney, all of Blooming Grove; great grandmother, Pearl Slater
of Penelope and great grandmother, Lelia Slater of Corsicana.
Lena June (Baker) Henderson
Jun 19, 1925 - Feb 12, 1997
Services were held Feb. 5, 1997 at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with Solon Bailey officiating. Burial was in
the Campbell-Elrod Cemetery.
Mrs. Henderson is survived by husband, Arther Henderson
of Barry; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Monty Pennell of Corsicana, and
sister, Aline Haden of Corsicana.
Christine (Warren) Sellers
Jan. 21, 1916 (Blooming Grove, TX) - June 30, 1997 (Corsicana, TX)
Christine (Sis) Warren Sellers
Services were held July 1, 1997 at Judson Baptist Church
in Athens, with Rev. David McGee officiating. Burial was in the Judson Cemetery
at Anderson County.
Mrs. Sellers was preceded in death by her parents, H.M.
Warren and Henrietta Hartley Warren; her husband, Woodrow Sellers, and a
brother, L.I. "Chief" Warren.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and
Wanda Sellers of Cayuga; a daughter and son-in-law, Xan and David Kelly of
Cayuga; a sister, Mary Armstrong of Blooming Grove; four grandchildren, eight
great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers were Jamie Sellers, S.E. Hopkins, Jerry
Pritchett, George Brown and Jim Roy Brown.
Foster and Brown Funeral Home of Athens directed.
Christine Warren Sellers
Christine Warren Sellers, 81, of Cayuga, died Monday
morning at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Judson Baptist Church with the Rev.
Randy Jones and the Rev. David McGee officiating. Interment will follow at the
Judson cemetery at Anderson County under the direction of Foster and Brown
Mrs. Sellers was born Jan. 21, 1916, at Blooming Grove, the daughter of H. M.
Warren and Henrietta Hartley Warren. She was a member of Judson Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Sellers on Sept. 19, 1991; a
brother, L. I. “Chief” Warren; and her parents. She is survived by a son and
daughter-in-law, David and Wanda Sellers of Cayuga; a daughter and son-in-law,
Xan and David Kelley of Cayuga; a sister, Mary Armstrong of Blooming Grove; four
grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and
Pallbearers will be Jamie Sellers, S. E. Hopkins, Jerry Kelley, K. J. Pritchett,
George Brown and Jim Roy Brown.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6 to 8
p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Foster and Brown Funeral Home of
Elisha Watts Collier
Aug. 2, 1917 (Blooming Grove, TX) - June 11, 1997 (Prescott, AZ)
Services were held June 16, 1997, at Arizona Ruffner
Wakelin Funeral Home in Prescott, AZ, with Rink Goswich officiating. Private
burial followed in Skull Valley Cemetery, Skull Valley, Arizona.
Mr. Collier is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lucile;
daughters and sons-in-law, Priscilla and Don Klemmedson of Prescott; Linda
Collier and Tom Gonzales of Prescott; and Deborah and Don Benker of Phoeniz;
brother and sister-in-law, G.W. and Wilma Collier of Camp Verde, AZ; four
grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.
Mr. Collier was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur
and Lena (Frederick) Collier; his brothers, Roy, Ottis and Fred; and sisters,
Lois Collier Horn and Ruby Collier Dozier.