abt 1919 - Sep 25, 2008
Rosanna Woolsey Austin, 89, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died Thursday,
Sept. 25, 2008, at her home. Mrs. Austin was born in Corsicana and
lived in Chattanooga for 65 years. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Alton Austin; son, Cardinal Woolsey Jr.; and brother, Otis
Rector. She retired from East Brainerd Elementary School after a
30-year teaching career. She was a lifetime member of Wesley
Memorial United Methodist Church and the Fellowship Sunday School
Class. She adored her grandchildren and was thankful and blessed
that her grandson, Capt. Matthew Woolsey, had just returned from a
15-month deployment from Iraq and she got to meet her
great-granddaughter, Grace. The family wishes to thank all the
caregivers at Carestone Assisted Living facility where she lived for
the past three years. She was a faithful fan of the Atlanta Braves
and Lady Vols basketball and was the most knowledgeable sports fan
for her age. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Pat
(Jane) Woolsey of Franklin, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Laura Yann,
Matthew (Katherine) Woolsey and Chris Woolsey; and
great-granddaughter, Grace Woolsey. Services were held at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 28, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church with
the Rev. Randy Martin officiating. Interment followed in Hamilton
Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 6314 E. Brainerd
Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home
and Cremation Services, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Johnie Mildred (Farish) Lynch
Apr 20, 1924 - Nov 6, 2008
Mildred Farish Lynch passed away Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, in
Corsicana. She was born April 20, 1924, in Cryer Creek. She
worked in the banking industry for 40-plus years, retiring
as cashier of State National Bank of Corsicana/Bank One of
Corsicana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin
Lynch; birth mother, Viola Phelps Farish; father, Roy
Farish; mother, Tommie Nicholson Farish; brothers, Buford
“Hoss” Farish, Wendell Farish and Dudley Farish; and
sisters, Wilmer Farish Lee and Cleo Farish Brown. Survivors
include her son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Doris Lynch of
Corsicana; granddaughter, Kerri Lynch Barham and husband
Scott of Corsicana; grandson, Matt Lynch and wife Kristen of
Blooming Grove; five great-grandchildren, Collin Barham,
Claire Barham, Carson Barham, Kenadee Lynch and Lane Lynch;
sisters, Lucille Farish Collier of Prescott, Ariz., Bettye
Ann Farish Collins of Kilgore and Tommie Dean Farish Wheeler
of Tyler; sisters-in-law, Tish Farish of San Antonio, Helen
Farish of Blooming Grove, Marie Lynch Beene of San Antonio
and Elaine Lynch of Highland, Calif.; brothers-in-law and
sisters-in-law, Boyd and Lovene Lynch Bryant of Blooming
Grove and Troy and Billie Joyce Lynch Rawson of Cottonwood,
Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be
held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First
Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. Interment will follow at
Rose Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Matt Lynch, Scott Barham, Jim Roy Brown,
Marc Bryant, Ricki Crenshaw, Bob Farish, Larry Farish, Don
McGraw and Roland Southard. Honorary pallbearers will be
Collin Barham, Carson Barham, Lane Lynch, Sonny Boyd,
Charlie Boyd, Elwood Ferrell, Grady Hendrix, Sidney Moore,
Ralph Putman and Glenn Wiggs. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Nov 8, 1946 - Nov 6, 2008
as we new him was born Nov. 8, 1946 to Gene Wood and Dora
Lee Quinn Wood. He was the oldest of the family, made up of
Donna Wood Beardsley, Michelle Wood Silar, Nicky Wood
McCluney, and Mark Wood. He died in Tyler after heart
surgery on the morning of Nov. 6, 2008. Mike was blessed to
have his devoted wife Kristina Wood as well his children
Chris Wood, Jennifer Wood Pack, Sidney Wood, Michael Wood,
and Devin Wood at his bedside when he passed. He is also
survived by three grandchildren; Alex, McKenzie, and Maddix.
Mike was a graduate of Corsicana High School in the class of
1965. He attended Navarro College. He lived and worked
in Egypt and the Middle East for many years. He owned an oil
field servicing and consulting firm named WOOD
INTERNATIONAL. At Mike’s request, a funeral service will not
be held. The Wood family will host a memorial service at
their residence (620 SE County Road 3124C Corsicana, TX
75109) on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008 from 2 to 4 p.m. Please
come and help celebrate the life and memories of this loving
father and friend. The family requests that in lieu of
flowers, donations be made to the American Heart Association
in Mike Wood’s honor (American Heart Association P.O. Box
841125 Dallas, TX 75284-1125). Donations can also be made
online at donate.americanheart.org. Arrangements by Corley
Jan 5, 1983 - Nov 6, 2008
Sasha DeLaRosa Green, 25, of Rice passed away on Thursday,
Nov. 6, 2008. She was born on Jan. 5, 1983, in Corsicana.
She was employed at Wal-Mart Super Center in Ennis. She is
survived by her husband Heith Green; parents Raul and
Christine DeLaRosa; sister Dirah Dee Holland; nieces Brianna
and Camryn Ayala; grandmothers Olga Carrizales and Rachel
DeLaRosa; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be
held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home. Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton
Chapel. Pallbearers will be David Carrizales, Daniel
Carrizales, Jared Carrizales, Francisco Lopez Jr., Johnny
Raymond Gonzales and Eddie Castillo. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton
My Sis Apart we are
gone so far And now I’m all alone
To think of you
And cry for
To wonder why your gone
Now Its just me So lost you
Because you’re not around
The love we shared The laughs we
The friendship we had found
You’ll always bea hero to
Because you were so strong
I love you sis
You will be
With us you did belong.
Dorothy Fay (Soape) Whiteside
Jun 19, 1926 - Nov 7, 2008
Dorothy Fay (Soape) Whiteside passed away on Friday, Nov. 7,
2008 at The Hospice of East Texas Homeplace in Tyler
following a stroke in her home in Athens. She was a resident
of Athens for 45 years. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4
p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be
held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the
Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Gordon McDaniel, Dusty Dickerson, John
Cummings Jr., Shawn Zahradnik, Lonnie White, Corey Soape,
Christopher Price and Justin Price. Mrs. Whiteside was
preceded in death by her husband, Ray Whiteside; parents,
Roy and Lillian Soape; sisters, Katherine White and Beatrice
Tramel; brothers, Hudson Soape and Donald Soape. She leaves
to cherish her memory her son and daughter-in-law, Jack and
Judy Whiteside of Garland; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and
Thad Blocker of Whitehouse; six grandchildren and 10 great
grandchildren. Memorials are suggested to the Hospice of
East Texas Homeplace, 4111 N. University, Tyler, TX,
75701.Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Apr 15, 1936 - Nov 7, 2008
“Wimp” Childress, 72, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008 in
Corsicana. He was born on April 15, 1936 in Barry to J. B.
and Charlotte Childress. He grew up in Navarro County and
attended Navarro Junior College; served in the Texas Air
National Guard; worked at Exxon Service Station on Second
Avenue while attending college; worked in the automotive
parts business and owned Service Auto Supply. He began
selling cars in 1977 at Red Bird Ford, and then at Big Tex
Ford. “Wimp” was fleet manager for the dealership from 1978
to 2008. He is survived by his wife Jackie of Corsicana;
daughter, Cayla Anderson and husband Dell of Glendale, Ariz.
and their children Taylor, Caden and Canyon; step-daughter,
Paige Garza of Cedar Hill and her children Jacob, Enzo and
Vince; step-brother, Eddie Walker and wife Diane of Dallas;
step-sister, Joyce Rash and Richard of Corsicana. Visitation
will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea
and the Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at
Park. Pallbearers will be Dell Anderson, Charlie
Collier, Bobby Howard, Vic Howell, Johnnie Edwards, Johnny
Johnson, John Wallace and Bob Murphey. Honorary pallbearers
will be Arlin St. Clair, C.A. Carroll, Bill Brummelt, Bobby
Owens, Mike Forns, Richard Rash, Clarence Turner, Henry
Jackson and Larry Balkum. Donations may be made to the
American Heart Association in memory of “Wimp.” Arrangements
by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Apr 13, 1911 - Nov 9, 2008
Annie Mitchell Bowden, 97, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday,
Nov. 9, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born on April 13, 1911, in
Tupelo, Texas, to Herbert and Eva Mitchell. She was married to R. M.
Bowden for 70 years, and he preceded her in death on July 5, 1999.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana. Visitation
will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Resthaven
Memorial Park with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and Dr. David Edwards
officiating. Mrs. Bowden is survived by her son, R. M. “Son” Bowden
Jr. and wife Betty of Corsicana; daughter, Lois Peebles and husband
Jerry of Arlington; grandchildren, Carolyn Scott of Greenville,
Cindy Williams and husband Terry of Corsicana, Tom Bowden and wife
Vicki of Corsicana, Jeff Peebles of Bastrop, and Amy Crow and
husband Chad of Arlington; great-grandchildren, Andrea Williams
Coker and husband Mike of London, England, Devon Bowden of
Corsicana, Jacob Williams of Corsicana, Madison Crow of Arlington,
Annie Caroline Crow of Arlington, and Devon Patrick and wife Crystal
of Corsicana; great-great-grandson, Kaden Patrick of Corsicana; and
numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to
the American Cancer Society, 1301 S. Broadway, Tyler, TX 75701;
First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, TX 75110; or
Warehouse Living Arts Center, 119 W. Sixth Ave., Corsicana, TX
75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Aug 26, 1926 - Nov 10, 2008
|Will Roy Phillips, a resident of Grand Prairie,
passed away on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, in Arlington at the
age of 82. He was born in Blooming Grove on Aug. 26, 1926,
to Edgar Phillips and Carrie Baggett Phillips. Will was
preceded in death by his parents, brothers Earl Phillips,
Doyle Phillips and Douglas “Bubba” Phillips and sisters
Lillian Williams, Clara Jane Wilson and Ada Louise Spencer.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Kristi Phillips of
Grand Prairie; son, Everett Powell and wife Debbie;
brother-in-law, Tauno Nurmi of Finland; seven nieces and
nephews and many friends and golf buddies. He will be
greatly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be held
from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home in Corsicana. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.
Thursday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with
Randy Tucker officiating. Interment will follow at
Rose Hill Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Blooming Grove Masonic Lodge
No. 497. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Elsie J. Saltz
abt 1926 - Nov 10, 2008
Elsie J. Saltz, 82, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Nov. 10,
2008. Services will be held at a later date at Allen Funeral Home in
Morristown, Tenn. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral
June 16, 1921 - Nov 12, 2008
F. Warren, a resident of Blooming Grove, passed away on
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, in Italy at the age of 87. He was
born in the Raleigh community to Fred Warren and Elsie Curry
Warren on June 16, 1921. Wendell was a veteran of World War
II serving in the U.S. Army. He was employed for more than
30 years as a district director with the Agriculture
Services Department (A.S.C.S). He was a member of the Dawson
Masonic Lodge and loved his cattle and going to the farm. He
was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Weldon
Warren, Pete Warren, Buck Warren and Joe Dean Warren, and
sister Helen Louise Warren. Survivors include his wife,
Helen Warren of Blooming Grove; daughters, Donna K. Krnavek
and husband Issy of Barry and Susan Risinger and husband
Jackie of Paris; five grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; brother, Ted Warren and wife Wanza of
Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will
be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home in Corsicana. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Friday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with
Brother Darren Boyd officiating. Interment will follow at
Serving as pallbearers will be Danny Patterson, Carlos
Warren, Gary Patterson, Freddie Warren, Charles Warren, Bill
Warren, Wendell Curtis Warren and Terry Glen Warren.
Honorary pallbearers will be Willie Warren, Gordon Griffin
and Eddie Trumpler. Memorials may be made to the American
Cancer Society or the Shriner’s Hospital. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
William Allen "Sonny" Jamison
Nov 21, 1936 - Nov 12, 2008
Allen Jamison passed away in his sleep on Wednesday, Nov.
12, 2008, at his home in College Station, at the age of
71.He was born Nov. 21, 1936, in Roane to Allen and Ola Faye
Jamison. Known as “Sonny,” he graduated from Corsicana High
1954 and later graduated from Sam Houston State
University. He received his master’s degree in agricultural
science from Texas A and M University. Sonny was recognized
as a devoted supporter of Aggie athletics. He was a longtime
educator in the field of agriculture and science for many
schools including Corsicana, College Station, and Celina.
Sonny had a passion to teach students about the things he
loved like raising poultry and baseball. Sonny was an expert
in the field of poultry and judged and participated in many
statewide competitions. He coached numerous award-winning
agricultural judging teams throughout his educational
career. Sonny enjoyed coaching “Pony” league baseball and
had a lifelong positive effect on many young baseball
players in Corsicana. He was a member of First Christian
Church of Corsicana. Sonny operated the Oaks Golf Course in
Corsicana for many years and improved it to become a
wonderful public course. He made many friends through the
golf course and other businesses he owned. He was preceded
in death by his parents, Allen and Ola Faye Jamison.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Jamison of College
Station; his sister, Janice McCrory of Corsicana; mother of
his four children, Ann Jamison of Bryan; children, Rickey
Jamison and wife Donna of College Station, Joni
Hollingsworth and husband Dean of Magnolia, Janet Houston
and husband Larry of Rockwall, and Jeri Watkins and husband
Scott of Corsicana; grandchildren, Jordan Philbeck of
College Station, Ashley Burns of Corsicana, Tara Smith of
Gunter, Kristan Humber of Tyler, Meagan Durden of College
Station, Tifani Hollingsworth of Magnolia, McKenna Watkins
of Corsicana, and Caleb Watkins of Corsicana. Graveside
services will be 10 a.m. today at the College Station
Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. today
at Northside Baptist Church chapel. Arrangements by Hillier
Funeral Home, Bryan.
Ailene (Jordan) Lawrence
Sep 30, 1916 - Nov 12, 2008
Ailene Lawrence, 92, of Dawson went to be with the Lord on
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, in Corsicana. The family will
receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Wade Funeral
Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Michael Redmond officiating.
Interment will follow in
Ruby was born Sept. 30, 1916, in Dawson to Charlie and Annie
(Taylor) Lawrence [should be
Jordan]. She attended Union High School in an area of
south of Dawson known as the “Blacklands.” She was united in
marriage to Windol Eugene Lawrence in 1940. Ruby worked for
Mexia State School as a ward clerk for over 17 years and was
a member of First United Methodist Church of Dawson. She was
a devoted and loving mother, sister and grandmother. She was
preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 41 years,
Windol Lawrence in 1981; and four sisters, Nellie Jordan in
1971, Erma Evans in 1999, Charlsie Jordan in 2002, and
Callie Roloff in 2004.Survivors include her daughter, Nancy
Houck of Corsicana; son, Ronnie Gene Lawrence of Corsicana;
three grandchildren, Brad Houck of Denton, Rhonda Houck of
Frisco and Jamie Lawrence Ayers of Fate; and numerous nieces
and nephews. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist
Church of Dawson or
Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home,
Apr 16, 1911 - Nov 12, 2008
Merle Sheppard, 97, passed away Wednesday, Nov., 12, 2008, in
Athens. He was born to E.L. and Lulu Sheppard in Lone Cedar on April
16, 1911. He was a resident of Kerens, and had been a bus driver for
the Mildred School District. He was preceded in death by his wife,
Pauline Sheppard; and two daughters, Juanita Sheppard and Nelda
Horn. He is survived by his son-in-law, Tommy Horn of Navarro;
grandson, Michael Horn and wife Stephanie of Kerens;
great-grandchildren, Ashley Horn, Tommy Horn, Wade Horn, Michaela
Horn, Skyler Horn, Jalyn Horn and Hannah Horn;
great-great-grandchildren, Cadence Bancroft, Caleb Bancroft and
Corbin Bancroft. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony Neal
officiating. Interment will follow at the
Resthaven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Steve Collier, Tommy R. Horn, Tommy M. Horn,
Mike McCaleb, Taylor Sibils and Justin Bancroft. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Oct 14, 1932 - Nov 11, 2008
Catherine Horvath, 76, of Mexia, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008
at Scott and White Hospital in Temple. She was born in Corsicana on
Oct. 14, 1932. Catherine lived with Epilepsy since 1933 when she was
diagnosed in Corsicana. She was preceded in death by her parents,
Bill Horvath and Helen M. Horvath, Emery Horvath and Ida Horvath.
Surviving family includes John Horvath of Corsicana, Ernest Horvath
of Grapevine, Irene Ross of Corsicana, Sarah Morris of Powell, and
Sam Horvath of Seven Points. Graveside services will be held at 2
p.m. today at Calvary
Catholic Cemetery in Corsicana. Donations can be sent to
Epilepsy Foundation Texas — Houston/Dallas/Fort Worth at 2630
Fountainview Drive Suite 210 Houston, Texas 77057.Arrangements in
Mexia by Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home, and local arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
1945 - 1945
Kathlyn Thompson Died Sunday Night; Rites Held Monday
Kathlyn June Thompson, Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
Thompson, died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday night at 11 o'clock.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at
Oakwood cemetery where
interment was made.
Surviving are the parents, grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L.
Thompson, and Mr. and Mrs. A. D. McMichael, all of Corsicana, and
Corley Funeral Home Directed.
- Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - June 12, 1945
E. P. Warden
FUNERAL SERVICES HERE ON SATURDAY FOR E. P. WARDEN
Funeral services for E. P. Warden, aged 76 years, who died in
Tyler Thursday, were held at
Oakwood cemetery Saturday afternoon where interment was made.
The rites were conducted by Rev. James Johnson.
Prior to moving to Tyler two years ago, he had resided in Navarro
county 54 years.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Woodard, Miss Evie Warden
and Mrs. Gertrude Story, all of Tyler, and Mrs. Burl Jones, Wichita
Falls; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Corley Funeral Home directed.
abt 1941 - June 1945
ALLEN W. SANDERS, LITTLE BOY, DIED IN SAN FRANCISCO
Allen Wayne Sanders, four-year son of Mr. and Mrs. Malone L.
(Bone) Sanders, Corsicana, died Sunday morning at 11 o'clock in San
Francisco, Calif. Funeral services will be held from the Corley
Chapel Friday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock with Rev. Duward Geddie
conducting the rites. Burial will be in
Surviving are the parents, a sister, Darlene Sanders, Corsicana,
grandparents, MR. and Mrs. R. E. Arnold, Corsicana; an aunt, Mrs.
Linnie Lee Powell, Corsicana; an uncle, R. F. Arnold, Jr., San
Francisco, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Dale Taylor, Jack Holt, BIlly Ralph Elliott,
Bennie Joe Crabb, BIlly Owen and Johnnie Yarbrough.
- Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - June 15, 1945
Oct 28, 1905 - June 17, 1945
George T. Bradley, aged 39 years, Navarro County treasurer,
died at his home in Keens Sunday night at 10 o'clock following a
several years illness.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the
First Baptist church in Kerens with interment in the
Oak Grove cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. J. W. Ousley, pastor of the church.
Bradley had resided in the Kerens community for 20 years. He was
elected Navarro county treasurer in the November 1944 general
election following his nomination in the Democratic primaries in the
summer of 1944.
Surviving are his wife of Kerens, a son, George Bradley Jr., U.S.
Navy Pacific Area; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Bradley, Trinidad,
and several brothers and sisters and other relatives.
Naming of a successor to Bradley is expected to be considered
Tuesday by the Navarro county commissioners court.
Perry Stockton of Kerens directed the arrangements.
Jim H. Haney
Jan 3, 1882 - Dec 21, 1956
J. H. Haney, 74, Dies In Sleep
J. H. Haney, 74, was found dead in bed at his home between
Streetman and Winkler early Saturday.
Haney lived alone. A neighbor paying a visit found the body at 9:30
a.m. Saturday. Other neighbors last saw him go in his home between 2
and 3 p.m. Friday.
Justice of the Peace, Walter Hayes returned a coroner's verdict of
death by natural causes.
Rites will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday from the McCammon chapel here.
Burial will be in the
Birdston cemetery. Rev. Riley E. Dale will conduct.
Haney is survived by a brother, J. D. Haney, Corsicana
- Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Dec 22, 1956
- Son of Lafayette Haney & Ellen (Cloud) Haney
M. (Horton) Coffey
Jan 30, 1868 - Dec 22, 1956
Mrs. J. L. Coffey Services Monday
Mrs. J. L. Coffey, 89, died at her residence, 1713 West
Thirteenth avenue early Saturday.
Funeral rites will be held from the Corley chapel here Monday at
10:30 a.m. Rev. Kirby McGuire and Rev. C. E. Stone will conduct
services; Burial will be in the
Mrs. Coffey is survived by six sons, G. C. Coffey and J. C. Coffey,
both of Corsicana, C. C. Coffey Chattanooga, Ten., W. D. Coffey,
Hillsboro, R. L. Coffey, Houston and D. C. Coffey, Levelland, three
daughters, Mrs. J. A. Covington and Mrs. C. E. Duke, both of
Corsicana and Mrs. D. C. Gathright, Pursley, a number of
grandchildren and great grandchildren, and great great
grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. John Davis, Waco; two brothers, J. M.
Horton, Houston, and John Horton, North Carolina, and other
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
- Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Dec 22, 1956
Nov 12, 1951 - Nov 14, 2008
Joe Stewart Bryson, 57, of Trinidad passed away Friday, Nov.
14, 2008 in Tyler. He was born in Corsicana to O. S. Bryson Jr. and
Ruth M. Coggins Bryson on Nov. 12, 1951. Joe worked for Brookshire’s
as an artist in the advertising department. Survivors include his
brother, Barry Bryson and wife Barbara of Hockley; former wife, Rita
Bryson of Kansas; other family members and his extended family at
Brookshire’s. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m.
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Deacon Lewis Palos of Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church officiating. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana
Nelda Sue (Toten) Maddon-Warren
Aug 10, 1937 - Nov 15, 2008
Sue (Toten) Warren, 71, of Dawson, passed away on Saturday,
Nov. 15, 2008 in Dallas. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m.
today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services
will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating.
Interment will follow at the
She was born in the Dresden community on Aug. 10, 1937 to
James D. Toten Jr. and Lena Lewis Toten. Survivors include
her children; Harold Hollifield of Dawson, Jerrie Sue French
and husband Ricky of Dawson, Dana Colvin and husband Jay of
Kerens, and Shauna Duke and husband Josh of Kerens; seven
grandchildren; sisters, Maxine Conger of Dawson and Mary
Slater and husband Don of Navarro Mills; along with a number
of nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home, Corsicana.
- Published in the
Corsicana Daily Sun from 11/16/2008 - 11/17/2008
- TXBI: TOTEN NELDA SUE 8-10-1937 f NAVARRO ITALY LEWIS J.
Ernest Periman Sr.
July 14, 1902 - Dec 13, 1958
James Ernest Periman, 56, of 10853 Cassandra, a retired
druggist, died Saturday en route to a hospital after suffering a
heart attack in his home.
A native of Barry, Navarro County, he operated a drug store in
Dallas from 1927 until his retirement in 1949. Periman was a member
of the Methodist Church.
Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Faye Herd of Dallas;
four brothers, Cecil Periman and Robert Periman, both of Dallas; W.
H. Periman of Lancaster and Boyce Periman of Wilmer.
Funeral services for Periman will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in
Sparkman's Funeral Chapel, 10501 Garland Road. The Rev. Richard C.
White will officiate. Burial will be in Grove Hill Memorial Park.
James Ernest Periman, Jr.
abt 1924 - 1951
Polio Takes Eighth Life
Dallas had its eighth polio death of 1951 early Friday when
James E. Periman, 27, of 9443 Linda Drive, a television engineer at
WFAA-TV, The Dallas News' Station, died with bulbar polio at
Periman, who was to be father to a second child in a short time, had
been critically ill since he was admitted to Parkland's isolation
ward Oct. 19. The violent attack of polio had kept him in a
respirator and under an oxygen tent all the time he was a patient.
Seven of this year's polio victims have died in the Parkland
isolation ward. The other victim died at Methodist Hospital a few
minutes after arrival and before the case could be diagnosed. Of the
eight, seven were residents of the city and one lived in the county.
Periman was a native of Dallas, a graduate of Southern Methodist
University and a Woodrow Wilson High School. He served five years as
radio technician in the United States Army.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Periman; wife,
Mrs. Daphine Periman, and a daughter, Linda, 4, all of Dallas; a
brother Robert Periman, a student in the medical school at
Galveston, and a sister, Mrs. Fay Herd of Odessa.
Private funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at
Weiland-Merritt Funeral Home.
The United States flag at The Dallas News Building will be
flown at half-staff Saturday for James E. Periman, employee of WFAA-TV,
The Dallas News' station, who died Friday
Dec 31, 1906 - Apr 1, 1938
JOHNSON - Corsicana, Texas, April 2. - Sidney Johnson, teacher
in the Mansfield public schools, died in a Fort Worth hospital
Friday. Funeral services were held Saturday t the Frost Methodist
church. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Maggie Johnson, and one
brother, J. P. Johnson both of Blooming Grove. Johnson was well
known in Navarro County. The family lived at Frost before moving to
Blooming Grove several years ago.
Mansfield Teacher Died In Ft. Worth; Well Known Here
Sidney Johnson, teacher in the Mansfield public schools, died in the
Methodist hospital in Fort Worth Friday following a short illness
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the Frost
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Maggie Johnson, and a brother, J. P.
Johnson, both of Blooming Grove.
Mr. Johnson was well-known in Navarro county. The family formerly
resided in the Frost community prior to moving to Blooming Grove
several years ago.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR SIDNEY JOHNSON HELD SATURDAY
Funeral services for Sidney Johnson who died Friday morning
following a short illness with pneumonia at the Methodist Hospital
in Ft. Worth were held Saturday afternoon at the first Methodist
church in Frost at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. H. R. McDaniel in charge.
Rev. R. O. Sory of Mexia preached the sermon, Rev. W. O. Patterson
and Rev. P. H. Vercher of Blooming Grove and Rev. J. W. Whitefield
of West assisted. Interment was made at the Frost cemetery.
Mr. Johnson was a native of Navarro county, was born and reared at
Frost and graduated from the Frost High school in 1924. He received
his college degree from Trinity University and at the time of his
death was a teacher in the Mansfield public schools.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Maggie Johnson, a brother, J. P.
Johnson and a host of friends.
- The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, April 8, 1938
- Submitted by
Joe Wiley Ray
Mar 14, 1925 - Nov 13, 2008
Joe Wiley Ray: Born in Corsicana, TX on March
14, 1925 and died peacefully at home, with family by his side, in
Patterson, CA on November 13, 2008 after a long battle with cancer.
Preceded in death by his parents Mr. & Mrs.
Charley L. Ray , Joe is survived by his sister Letha Spinks of Glen
Rose TX, 4 daughters, Brenda (Greg) Monroe, of Hughson, CA, Beverly
(Mike) Wright, of Patterson, CA, Bonnie (Mark) Claire and
Ms. Belinda Allan, of Modesto, CA. He is also survived by 4
grandsons, Andre (Linda) Jensen of Sacramento, Damon Salinas, Thomas
Allan and Robert Allan of Modesto, 2 granddaughters,
Amber Holloway and Brooke Claire of Modesto, 2 great grandsons,
Christopher Claire and Miles Holloway and one great granddaughter
Joe enlisted in the Air Corps in 1943,
WWII. After the war, he and his growing family followed the oil
fields and ended up in CA. He lived in Fresno for over 20 years
before moving to Patterson, CA in 2006 to be closer to his family.
Graveside services, with military honors, will
be held on Wednesday, November 19 at 2 pm at the
Pattison Cemetery [PATTERSON
CEMETERY IN PATTERSON, CA].
No visitation will be held.
Elsie Edna (Curry) Warren
Jan 18, 1894 - June 28, 1978
Services Held For Elsie Warren, 84
Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Warren, 84, mother of W.F. Warren of
Blooming Grove, were held last week in Corsicana. Burial was in
Dresden Cemetery for the native of Grimes County who had lived in
Other relatives include five sons, W. C. Warren of Overland, Kans.;
Warren of Wortham, D. D. Warren of Terrell, Joe D. Warren of Purdon
and T. G. Warren of Corsicana; 16 grandchildren; and 12
Grandsons were pallbearers.
Dec 6, 1916 - Nov 1, 2008
MINEOLA - Services for Baxil Couch, 91, Mineola, are scheduled
for 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Mineola with Dr. James
B. Thompson and Dr. Mark Neeley officiating.
Burial will be in Mineola City Cemetery under direction of Beaty
Funeral Home Mineola.
Mr. Couch Died Nov 1, 2008, in Mineola.
He was born Dec. 6, 1916, in Kerens to the late Andrew J. and Maud
Ella Wesson Couch. He lived in Mineola since 1941, and was a retired
engineer from Union & Pacific Railroad. He was a member orf First
Baptist Church of Mineola, a 65-year member of Mineola Masonic
Lodge, a Shriner, and a member of Mineola Railroad Museum and
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He was preceded in death by his
wife, Nell Utz Couch.
Survivors include son, Larry B. Couch, Sunnyvale; daughter, Gayle
Couch Craig, Mineola; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
If Desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas 4111
University Blvd. Tyler, 75701.
Mar 16, 1916 - Nov 14, 2008
Doris Barrett Pryor went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday,
Nov. 14, 2008 at the age of 92. She was predeceased by her husband,
(J.T.) Jacob Theodore Pryor and her parents, Fannie Mae Barrett and
Byron Barrett. She was born in Comanche County, near Gustine, Texas
on March 16, 1916. She is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Dale Millen
of Palm Springs, Calif. and Mrs. Katherine Martin of San Antonio.
She is also survived by her daughter, Patricia Lyle, son-in-law
Ronald Lyle, granddaughter, Katherine Clarke and great-grandson, Sam
Clarke. Mrs. Pryor lived in many areas of Texas as she and J. T.
followed the oil business but considered Corsicana home and retired
there. Mr. and Mrs. Pryor moved to Houston to be near family in
1992. Mrs. Pryor was a hairdresser, wife, mother and grandmother.
She loved her Lord, her family and many little animal friends. She
was never happier than when doing her needlework. Visitation will be
from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services
will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will take place at
Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
abt 1944 - Nov 2008
Dorothy Mitchell, 65, of Corsicana passed away Nov. 14, 2008 at
Twilight Home. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today at Thirteenth
Avenue Christian Church, 817 E. 13th Ave. Pastor Clyde Chambers will
officiate, and burial will be in
Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Gloria Faye (Magness) Herod
Sep 4, 1936 - Nov 18, 2008
Faye Magness Herod was born in Wortham on Sept. 4,1936, to
Katie Evelyn Calame and William Doyal Magness. She passed
away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, in Huntsville. She graduated
from Wortham High School, received a bachelor’s degree from
Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, and master’s
degree from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla.
Gloria Faye was employed by the Texas Agriculture Extension
Service in Crockett, Carthage and Corsicana. Prior to her
marriage to S. F. Herod she taught in the Homemaking
Department at Sam Houston State University. She later taught
homemaking at Corsicana and Wortham. Mrs. Herod was a past
worthy matron of the Richland Order Eastern Star Chapter
392, now affiliated with Corsicana Chapter 118.While living
in Navarro County she was a member and active in the FUMC
Choir, Christian Adult Sunday School Class, UMW Circle I,
Food For Fitness, and WYO. While in Plano until her health
failed, Gloria Faye assisted Custer Road Methodist Church
with the weekly services at Evergreen at Plano. She was
preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Donna Doylene
Magness. She is survived by a daughter, Holly Kaye and
husband Steve Clay of Plano; grandson, Cooper Paul Clay of
Plano; Holly’s father, S.F. Herod of Corsicana; brother,
Fenley and wife Louise Magness of Huntsville; niece, Lesa
and husband Kenny Hancock of Mexia; great-nieces, Taylor and
Sydney Groveton of Huntsville; niece, Donna and husband Dale
Story of Huntsville; sister-in-law, Euneva H. Taylor of
Longview; and a host of cousins and friends. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made to one of the following:
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite
7000, El Segundo, CA 90245 (877) 272-6226; First United
Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, TX 75110 (903)
874-5656; Order of the Eastern Star Corsicana Chapter No.
118 (District 1), 201 N. 15th St., Corsicana, TX 75110; or
the charity of one’s choice. Visitation will be held from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at
First United Methodist Church. A visitation with the family
will be held following the service in Jackson Parlor at the
church. Interment will be held at
Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Traweek, Ken Murray,
Brandon Blue, Monte Huggins, Friends of Paradise Bay, Homer
Jones, Bob Gieske, Bill Greeson and Wayne Herod.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Jan 2, 1926 - Nov 18, 2008
Hixson, 82, of Dawson, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008,
in Parkland Hospital in Dallas due to injuries sustained in
an automobile accident Oct. 24, 2008. Services will be 10
a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at OakCrest Funeral Home. Burial will
follow at Patrick Cemetery in Rock Creek with full military
honors from the U.S. Navy. Visitation will be from 6 to 8
p.m. today at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Blvd.,
Waco. A memorial video honoring his life will be shown
during the visitation and prior to the service. Louis Hixson
was born in Rock Creek to Burt and Lillie (Young) Hixson on
Jan. 2, 1926. He married Virginia (Dockins) Hixson in April
1946 in Oklahoma City, Okla. His daughter, Patricia Ann
Hixson, was born on Jan. 13, 1947, in Waco.Louis was
preceded in death by his parents, his wife and his daughter;
sisters, Marie Hixson, Annabell Turk, Dorothy Garrett,
Lillian Anderson and Margaret Goains; brothers, B.W. Hixson
and Edward Hixson; and a step-grandson, Tony Gage.Louis was
a retired Navy serviceman who proudly served his country
fighting in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. After retiring
from the Navy as a Boatswain Mate Senior Chief, he went on
to work and later retire from the VA Hospital in Waco. For
many years after his retirement, Louis could be found mowing
yards and caretaking several local cemeteries, including his
family cemetery, Patrick Cemetery, in Rock Creek. He
actively served in his church, First Baptist Church of
Dawson, for over 20 years. Louis was an active member of the
YMCA of Corsicana. He was a loving husband, father,
grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.
He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his
grandchildren, Brandon Hixson and spouse Karen, and Shawntee
Warden and spouse Brandon of Dawson; a step-daughter,
Madelyn Gage of Waco; a brother, Frank Hixson of Waco; three
great-grandchildren, Ian Kinder, Caleb Hixson and Kayden
Warden of Dawson; a step-grandson, Tim Gage and spouse Amy;
three step-great-grandchildren, Chyenne, Cyerra and Jonah;
and many nieces and nephews. After the service, friends and
family will gather at the home of Madelyn Gage, 913 La Clede,
Bellmead. Louis wrote a letter to his family that asked,
when he died, “Do a kind deed for someone who needs it, or
say a kind word to someone along life’s road who is down and
out with no friends. If you do these things I will never die
but live forever in your hearts. When you see a flock of
birds fly by, I will be among them ... for they belong to
God in heaven.” The family would like to thank the Dawson
community for their love, concern, and prayers during this
time. Arrangements by OakCrest Funeral Home, Waco.
Aug 3, 1922 - Nov 17, 2008
S. Williams, 86, of Waxahachie passed away Monday, Nov. 17,
2008, in a Waxahachie nursing home. She was born to the late
John G. and Bertha M. Bell Smith on Aug. 3, 1922, in Frost.
Joyce graduated high school from Frost. She opened a diner
in Frost then moved on to the Haggar Clothing Factory in
Waxahachie. She also worked at Citizens State Bank in Frost
as a teller. Joyce married the Rev. Frank R. Williams Jr. on
a Sunday morning Oct. 14, 1962, after the regular church
services were concluded to the congregation’s surprise. This
began 40-plus years of dedicated service for them both in
the Central Texas United Methodist Church organization.
Joyce was very active in every church they pastored and took
the role of being the pastor’s wife very seriously. She was
very involved in the ladies ministry and various other
functions of the church. She also enjoyed gardening and
spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She will be missed by so many who knew her and loved her.
She is survived by her son, Russell Williams and his wife
Judi of Waxahachie; her sister, Fanell Dunagan of Frost; her
beloved grandchildren, Lindsey and Chase Williams of
Waxahachie; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was
preceded in death by her loving husband, the Rev. Frank R.
Williams Jr.; her sister, Sarah Helen “Tommie” Moore; and
her parents. Services to celebrate her life are scheduled
for 2 p.m. today at the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne
Boze Funeral Home with the Rev. Delbert Taylor officiating.
Interment will follow at the
Arrangements by Wayne Boze Funeral Home, Waxahachie.
Oct 10, 1949 - Nov 20, 2008
Crabb Hackney went to be with our Heavenly Father on
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born on Oct.
10, 1949, in Corsicana. She was baptized early in life,
always thanking God before meals. She was a lover of
dolphins that she acquired while working at Tropical Fish in
Grand Prairie, and was a lifelong caregiver. Visitation will
be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the
with the Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating. She was preceded
in death by her father, Donald Crabb; grandparents, Herman
and Edith Hitt; uncle, Don Hitt; and sisters, Mary Carr and
Lisa Montfort. She is survived by her daughter, Jan Foote;
mother, Doris Crabb; sister, Brenda Thomas; nieces, Jamie
Cobb and husband Logan, Tammy Burleson and husband Steve,
and Stacy Sarates; great-nieces and nephews, Amanda Carr,
Austin Boyd, and Zaithon Sarates; and a cousin, Kim Libal.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Martha Eva (Poarch) Ashford
Jan 3, 1923 - Nov 20, 2008
Eva Poarch Ashford, 85, of Boyd was born on Jan. 3, 1923, to
Flossy and Blake Poarch in Black Hills. She stepped into
heaven on Thursday Nov. 20, 2008.Martha, a member of the
greatest generation, was proud to have supported her
country’s war efforts by working in Waco at an aircraft
plant along with many other “Rosie the Riveters.” She was a
dedicated wife, mother, and Nanny who will be missed by
many. She was a member of the Methodist church in Rio Vista.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Corley
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday
at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with her daughter, Jeannie
Tune, officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Daryl Ashford, Micheal Tune, Larry Tune,
Robert Tune, Eric Roye and Chase Forsythe. Mrs. Ashford was
preceded in death by her husband, William Robert Ashford;
daughter, Martha Sue Wharton; parents, Blake and Flossy
Poarch; brothers, Aubrey, Rob and Paul Poarch; sisters,
Jackie Russell and Nora Brewer. She is survived by her
daughter, Sally Dart and husband Denton of Bedford; son,
Mark Ashford and wife Donna of Arlington; daughter, Jeannie
Tune of Watauga; daughter, Mary Wilson and husband Robbie of
Boyd; daughter, Cynthia Crowson of Cleburne; 15
grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and two more on the
way; sister, Dovie Marriott of Pilot Point; sisters-in-law,
Doris Poarch of Ennis and Fay Poarch of Kaufman; and
numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Bishop Hospice, 2712 N.
Hurstview Drive, Hurst, TX 76054. Arrangements by Corley
Feb 27, 1991 - Nov 20, 2008
Jacob Madden Darby, 17, passed away Thursday night, Nov. 20, 2008.
Jacob was born Feb. 27, 1991, in Corsicana to Linda Sue and
Thomas Madden Darby and
brother Tommy Earl Darby. The Darbys were all born in Corsicana.
Jacob was the youngest of two children and the angel of his mother’s
eyes. He adored his older brother and was the sweetest little boy
two parents and a brother could have. He had a short life, he lived
it the best he could, and was loved dearly by his family including
his parents, brother, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends and will be
missed by all so much. In Jacob’s own words from his personal Web
page, “I always like to go to the movies and to the bowling alley
and stuff. Lets see ... I love football and basketball. Fishing, I
do that every once in a while; I LOVE MUSIC and I always try to keep
up to date on the newest stuff out. I like all kinds of music except
jazz and bluegrass.” He did like his movies and music and enjoyed so
much seeing them and listening to them with his family. He was
preceded in death by his grandfather, Thomas Darby; grandparents,
J.T. and Clara Mae Beasley; and his uncle, Buddy Beasley. He is
survived by his parents, Linda Sue Darby and Thomas Madden Darby;
brother, Tommy Earl Darby; sister-in-law, Anna Dawn Darby;
grandmother, Angelene Madden Darby; uncles, Jerry Beasley, Carlton
Beasley, Joe Darby and Andrew Darby; aunt, Janene Darby Mueller;
great-aunts, Nester Smith and Bobbie Jo Darby; cousins, Wade
Beasley, David Beasley, Scott Beasley, Kenneth Joe Darby, Micheal
Mueller, Christopher Franklin, Lauren Darby Coker, Brooke Darby,
Danika Darby, Chris Beasley, Andra Beasley and Shannon Beasley; and
his friends from his hometown of Corsicana. Pallbearers will be
Scott Beasley, Wade Beasley, Kenneth Joe Darby, Chris Franklin, Chad
Barron, John Williams and Joe Darby. Memorial contributions may be
made to the First Baptist Church of Kerens. Services will be 3 p.m.
today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson
officiating. Burial will follow at
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Accident Leaves Two Central Texas Teenagers Dead
(November 21, 2008)—Two Corsicana teenagers died Thursday night when
the 1994 Honda Civic in which they were riding veered into the path
of an oncoming 1997 Ford F-350 pickup truck on State Highway 31,
about 2 miles west of Kerens in Navarro County.
The Department of Public Safety identified the victims as
Aaron Jefferson [Tesmer], 17,
and Jacob Madden Darby, 17, who the DPS said was driving the car.
Justice of the Peace Kirby Hill pronounced the teenagers dead at the
scene at 8:45 p.m. Thursday.
The driver of the truck, Robert Duane Carpenter, 23, of Corsicana,
was not injured.
A passenger in the truck, Anthony Wayne Skinner, 22, of Corsicana,
received minor injuries and was taken by private vehicle to Navarro
The DPS said the teens were westbound on Highway 31 just before 8
p.m. Thursday when the car crossed the turn lane into the path of
the eastbound pickup truck, which struck the Civic on the right
Aug 2, 1991 - Nov 20, 2008
Jefferson Tesmer, 17, of Corsicana, rejoiced with the Lord
on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008. He was born Aug. 2, 1991, in
Corsicana to Randy William and Lynn Ann Tesmer. Visitation
will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at First
Baptist Church with Pastor Morgan Hamilton officiating.
Interment will follow at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike
Brashear, Gene Bullard, Frank Coble, Ron Feldman, Gene
Laukonen and Jan Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will be Dang
Nguyen, Brian Gregory, Nate Woodall, Jeremy Harrison, Daniel
Adams, Casey Beauchamp, Nick Tafacory, Matt Porter, Kevin
Bichell, Gabriel Gonzalez, Michael Williams, Aaron
Hierholzer and Travis McQuary. Aaron was a senior at
Corsicana High School. He was a member of Faith Lutheran
Church where he was baptized and confirmed. He was a member
of the National Honor Society and the Corsicana High School
golf team. Aaron loved life and found joy in the simple
things. He savored the moments and truly appreciated the
opportunities given to him. His hobbies included spending
time with his sister, friends, and family; working on his
car “the stang,” and working at Brookshire’s Grocery Store.
He was preceded in death by grandfather, Jefferson Byrd
Vangundy; grandfather, Norman Druckamiller; and cousin,
Amber Vangundy. He is survived by his parents, Randy and
Lynn Tesmer of Corsicana; sister, Lauren Tesmer of
Corsicana; grandparents, Hilda Druckamiller of Corsicana,
Bill and Barbara Tesmer of Corsicana, and Ann Vangundy of
Fort Smith, Ark.; uncles, Jeff and Teresa Vangundy of
Indiana, David and Jeanette Vangundy of Ada, Okla., and Mike
Tesmer of Corsicana; aunt, Lisa and Jason Jenkins of
Brenham; Ray and Amy Blaylock of Arkansas, and Mike and Kim
Blaylock of Arkansas; cousins, Zachary and Samuel Jenkins of
Brenham, Kelcey Vangundy of Ada, Okla., Saylor Smith-Vangundy
of Ada, Okla., Mike Pickett, Brian Pickett, and Stacy and
Brock Bailes of Indiana, Josh and Hannah Blaylock of
Arkansas, Taylor and Riley Bailes of Indiana, and Hannah
Derden Tesmer of Corsicana. What is your life You are a
mist, a vapor that appears for a little while and then
vanishes. The grass withers and flowers fall, but the word
of God stands forever. (James 4:4 and Isaiah 40:8) Memorials
may be made to Corsicana High School, Attention: Aaron
Tesmer Memorial Fund. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton
Jan 27, 1919 - Nov 23, 2008
Nathan Brown Crawford, 89, of Kerens, formerly of LaPorte, passed
away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at the Kerens Care Center. Visitation
will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home in
Kerens. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Kerens
Cemetery at the pavilion Nathan and Evelyn Crawford so generously
donated to the cemetery. Jimmy Glenn of the Kerens Church of Christ
will be officiating. Interment will follow at the
Pallbearers will be Dale Crawford, Bruce Franklin, Ted Stovall, Tim
Crawford, Max Neely and Danny Moore. Mr. Crawford was born Jan. 27,
1919, in Kerens to Lamar and Cora Crawford. Nathan went to Kerens
schools and graduated from Kerens High School in
1937. He was a private of battery in the 132nd Field Artillery
division of the Texas National Guard from 1935 to 1937 while he was
in high school. After graduation he served his country in
World War II in the Army
Air Corps from 1942 to 1945 and was honorably discharged as a staff
sergeant in 1945. He was a dedicated Mason for more than 60 years.
He married Evelyn Davis in 1951; they lived their entire married
life in LaPorte. Evelyn predeceased Nathan in 2006. Nathan worked
for many years as a welder with the Shell Oil Refinery in LaPorte,
but will be remembered most as driving his blue Ford tractor doing
dirt work and mowing for anyone that needed help around the Deer
Park/LaPorte area. Mr. Crawford is survived by Russ and Lanelle
Crawford of Kerens; Cody, Courtney, Sidney and Sadie Robertson of
Athens; Jeremy, Cadey and Paige Gillert of Chandler; and Kelley
Crawford of Huntsville; numerous nieces and nephews and many, many
friends. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Jessie May (Vick) Fitzgerald
July 4, 1928 - Nov 23, 2008
Jessie May Fitzgerald
Jessie May Fitzgerald, 80, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, Nov.
23, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born on July 4, 1928, in Palestine.
She was employed with Medical Arts Clinic for 24 years and retired
as the admitting supervisor. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist
Church where she taught Sunday school in the children’s department
for over 40 years. She was a member of the Partnership Mission with
the Southern Baptist Convention. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8
p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at
10 a.m. Wednesday at Emmanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. Lain Teel
and the Rev. Harold Scott officiating. Interment will follow at
Cemetery. Mrs. Fitzgerald was preceded in death by her parents,
Hubert M. Vick Sr. and Ruby Mae Vick; and brothers, Garland Samuel
Vick and Hubert M. Vick Jr. She is survived by her husband, Thomas
A. “Bud” Fitzgerald Sr. of Corsicana; son, Thomas A. Fitzgerald Jr.
of Euless; daughter, Samantha Hains and husband Mike of Corsicana;
sister, Jurline Vick Collins and husband Lewis of Oakwood;
sisters-in-law, Jo Bays of Corpus Christi and Polly Vick of Ennis;
and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial contributions may
be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2217 W. Seventh Ave.,
Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
F. "Bill" Broxson, Sr.
Oct 12, 1923 - Nov 26, 2008
William F. “Bill” Broxson Sr., 85, of Claremore, Okla., and formerly
of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at the Veterans
Affairs Hospital in Dallas. He was born in Tuckertown, south of
Corsicana, on Oct. 12, 1923, to William Thomas Broxson and Myrtle
Jamima Burnett Broxson. He served in the United States Army during
World War II and Korea earning the rank of sergeant. Survivors
include his children, Bill Broxson Jr. and wife Glenda of Colorado
Springs, Colo., Don Broxson and wife Janet of Purdon, and Latriece
Richter and husband Doug of Mildred; seven grandchildren, and 13
great-grandchildren; and one brother, Charles Broxson and wife
Gloria of Bowie.Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at
Eureka Cemetery with
military honors. Officiating will be his son, Bill Broxson Jr.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
July 24, 1947 - Nov 20, 2008
James Jeffery Ellison, 61, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov.
20, 2008, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. Services will
be at 2:30 p.m. today at Wilgo Baptist Church with Pastor Arthur
Faulk officiating. Interment will follow in
Woodland Cemetery. He
was born July 24, 1947, in Corsicana. He was preceded in death by
his father, the Rev. Jeffery Ellison; mother, Rosa Lee Parker; one
sister, Norma Alexander; and one brother, Wesley Gilbert. Survivors
include two sons, Rodney Govan Ellison and Ronnie Ellison; six
sisters, Theresa Nutall, Luberta Johnson, Johnnie Bledsoe, Linda
Ellison, Sherrye Willis and Catherine Cole; and three brothers,
Milton Gilbert, George Ellison and Jerry Foster. Arrangements by
Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Aaron Lane, Sr.
July 29, 1924 - Nov 18, 2008
Edward Aaron Lane, 84, of Marlin passed away peacefully on
Nov. 18, 2008, at the V.A. Hospital in Temple. He was born
July 29, 1924, in Purdon to the late Aaron Matthew Lane and
Maryann Marie Vaughn. Edward was united in marriage to
Christina Budai on May 8, 1943, in Corsicana. Mr. Lane was
an antiques dealer by trade, and a
World War II
veteran, serving in the United States Army, Central Europe
Infantry, 377th, 95th Division. He was preceded in death by
a brother, Charlie Monroe John Lane in 1926; and sisters,
Evelyn Lucille Lane in 1932, Mary Maurine (Lane) Fread in
2003. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife,
Christina; sons, Edward Jr. and wife Lunla, Tommy and wife
Lucille, and David and wife Tim; daughter, Annie Weaver; six
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Violet
Prater; and one brother, Victor Lane. It was Edward’s wish
that he be cremated. A graveside service will be held at 2
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at
in Silver City. Deacon Lewis Palos will officiate. In lieu
of flowers the family suggests a donation in memory of
Edward to the American Cancer Society or the cancer charity
of choice. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Aug 11, 1982 - Nov 27, 2008
Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, God took a very special and
wonderful angel home with him. Adam was born Aug. 11, 1982,
to Scott Lewis and Deborah Stark. He is survived by his
parents, Debbie and Donnie Stark of Corsicana and Scott and
Carol Lewis of Fort Worth; sisters, Jessica Atkeisson and
husband Ricky of Angus and Felicia Carroll and husband
Phillip and niece Mikayla of Fort Worth; grandparents, Fran
Glass (Nanny) of Bossier City, La., Alvin Lewis of Fort
Worth, Dorothy Davis of Fort Worth and Tommy and Janet
Mitchell of Fort Worth; great-grandparent, Imogene Maples of
Bossier City, La.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and
friends. I love you more than life, Aunt Angel. Services
will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy DeWolf, Nick DeWolf, Brad Cook,
Craig Cook, Michael Power and Brandon Dowd. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
d. Nov 22, 2008
Corine Moffett, 83, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Nov. 22,
2008, at Heritage Oaks West. Wake service will be 7 p.m. today at
Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Monday
at Johnson Memorial Church of God in Christ. Interment will follow
at Woodland Cemetery.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Apr 22, 1913 - Nov 30, 2008
Kathleen Connally Reid of Waco passed away on Sunday, Nov.
30, 2008, at Texan Nursing and Rehab at the age of 95.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First
Baptist Church in Corsicana with Pastor B.F. Risinger Jr.
officiating. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at
Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.
Serving as pallbearers will be Graham Reid, Mark McClendon,
Mark Wade, Herb Wade and Scott Middleton.
Kathleen was born in McGregor on April 22, 1913, to Forrest
Oglesby Connally and Sallie Augusta Graham Connally. They
were members of one of the first pioneer families in Central
Texas. She graduated from McGregor High School and attended
Long Beach College in California and North Texas University
in Denton. While teaching school in Blooming Grove she met
and married J. Miller Reid on June 8, 1937. There they owned
and operated Reid’s Pharmacy before moving to Corsicana
where they established Reid’s Pharmacy in connection with
Medical Arts Clinic.
Kathleen was a member of the First Baptist Church of
Corsicana; Woman’s Club; Kinsloe House; past president of
The Literary Club; District 14 Women’s Missionary Union and
a member of the Henry Downs Chapter of the DAR. After moving
to Waco in 1997, she was a member of First Baptist Church of
Waco, and active in the Dorcas Sunday School Class.
She was preceded in death by her husband J. Miller Reid;
brothers, Graham Connally, William Connally, and Robert
Connally; two sisters, Jane Cole and Frances Bailey; and one
son, Dr. John Miller Reid of Waco.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Nancy Parker Reid of
Waco; nieces, Sally Dee Cole Wade of Bryan and Betty Dean
Murphy McClendon of Carrollton; nephew, Tom Connally of Seal
Branch, Calif.; grandchildren, Graham Parker Reid of Katy,
and Paige Reid Porrello and husband Stephen of Milford,
Conn.; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Katie Porrello of
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist
Church of Corsicana Building Fund or First Baptist Church of
Waco Dorcas Class.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Aug 4, 1943 - Nov 29, 2008
Ronnie Joe Griffin, 65, of Corsicana, formerly of Hearne,
passed away at his home on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Heartfield-Ritter
Funeral Home with burial immediately following at Norwood
Cemetery in Hearne.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Putman, Lamoin Lawhon, Paul
Borsellino, Bill Sparkman, Dante Castillo and John Florida.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Roberts and Wiley
Mr. Griffin was born Aug. 5, 1943. He was a member of
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He earned a B.A.
degree from Baylor University. He was a former chief of
police for Corsicana Police Department and a former parole
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Vicki Velasquez
Griffin of Corsicana; his son and daughter-in-law, Tom and
Mary Griffin of Corsicana; his sister and brother-in-law,
Alice and Lee Deboard of Goose Creek, S.C.; and
grandchildren, Kelli Griffin, Brittany Griffin, and T.J.
Arrangements by Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home, Hearne
Feb 18, 1926 - Nov 30, 2008
Earnestine Talley McCauley of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, Nov.
30, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born on Feb. 18, 1926, in Roane.
She was a member of Northside Baptist Church. She was employed for
the Montgomery County District Clerk’s Office, and later retired
from the Harris County District Clerk’s Office before moving to
Corsicana three years ago.
Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Joyce Hale
Memorial Chapel at Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. Russell
Reed officiating. Committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday
at the Llano Cemetery in Amarillo.
Mrs. McCauley was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R.
McCauley; son, Charles Richard McCauley; parents, Earnest L. and
Bertha Talley; brothers, Therrell and James Talley; and sisters,
Maurine Washam, Lurlean Richards, Pauline Ely, and Mary Hutson.
She is survived by her sisters, Faye Bailey of Amarillo and Willie
Pamela Scroggins of Ruidoso, N.M.; grandsons, Josh McCauley of
Amarillo and Austin McCauley of Macksville, Kan.; granddaughter;
Sierra McCauley of Macksville, Kan.; sister-in-law, Betty Talley of
Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northside Baptist Church
Building Fund at 2800 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, TX 75110.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Jan 12, 1925 - Nov 30, 2008
Elouise Griffin McCourt, 83, passed away peacefully on
Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, in Houston. She was born on Jan. 12,
1925, in Purdon to H.D. and Nora Mae Griffin.
She is survived by her husband, Cleland McCourt; sons, Jim
Bob Gentry Jr. and Billy Plut; daughter-in-law, Melodie
Gentry; sister, Judy and husband Worsham Crawford; seven
grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley
Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating.
Interment will follow at
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Christine (Moore) Murphy
Dec 7, 1925 - Dec 2, 2008
Christine Murphy, 82, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday,
Dec. 2, 2008, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Pastor Lain Teel officiating.
She was born in Kirvin on Dec. 7, 1925. She graduated from
Emhouse High School in 1942. She married Ray Murphy on Dec.
4, 1943, in Corsicana and they were married 52 years until
his death on June 29, 1996. Christine worked in the
insurance industry for many years and was a member of
Emmanuel Baptist Church. She will always be remembered as a
kind, caring devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.
Christine was a blessing to many and will always be in our
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Murphy; infant
daughter, Lillie Beth Murphy; parents, Willard and Lillie
Moore; and sister, Carrie Simmons.
Christine is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Helen
and Larry Hall of Corsicana; grandsons, Chad Hall and wife
Dusky of Huntsville and Lance Hall and wife Heather of
Corsicana; great-grandsons, Austin Hall, Brandon Hall,
Jackson Hall and Brody Hall; and sister-in-law, Geneva Berry
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
LaSalle Donnell Jr.
Feb 4, 1945 - Nov 30, 2008
LaSalle Donnell Jr., 63, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Nov. 30,
2008, in Dallas.
Quiet hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Scott Funeral Home.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel AME Church with Pastor
Ray C. Emanuel officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Charles Pleasant, Keith Robertson, Davis Milton,
Preston L. McDonald, Larry Deeds and Charles Gafney. Honorary
pallbearers will be John C. McGraw, John P. McGraw, Micheal Johnson,
Cary Portis, Charles Nelson and Adolphus Tarbutton.
Mr. Donnell was born Feb. 4, 1945, in Powell. He was a 1962 graduate
of G. W. Jackson High School, completed Texas Southern University,
School of Technology, and San Diego Junior College.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Aaron La Salle Spence; and
maternal grandmother, Eva Springfield.
Survivors include his mother, Hattie Fay Mullins of Corsicana;
father, La Salle Donnell Sr. of Houston; wife, Sidney of Corsicana;
two daughters, Darriel A. Donnell and Andrea M. Donnell, both of
Katy; three stepchildren, Petra Moore of Dallas, John P. McGraw (Toria)
and Tangra Slarda (Jason) of San Antonio; six grandchildren and a
host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.
David Dewey "Davie" Yates
Jan 8, 1899 - Oct 26, 1979
David D. Yates
Frost-Services were held at 4 p. M. Saturday at the United Methodist
Church in Frost for David D. Yates, 80, resident of Frost, who died
Friday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.
The Revs. Woody Flynt and Rick Seales officiated, with burial
following at Frost Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Yates, of Frost; two sons, Duane
Yates, of Fort Worth, and Namon Yates, of Frost; two brothers,
Alfred Yates, of Corsicana, and Ellis Yates, of Fort Worth; three
sisters, Mrs. Maudie Lee Gunn, of Corsicana, Mrs. Willie Mae Wilson,
of Corsicana, and Opal Montgomery, of Dawson; three grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Arrangements are with Ballard Funeral Home in Frost
Page E. Stone
Funeral Services Sunday For Farmer Who Died Saturday
Page E. Stone, aged 66 years died at 813 South Commerce street
Saturday night at 8:20 o'clock and the remains were interred in the
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
He was a farmer.
Oct 7, 1904 - June 1978
Allene Sanders, 73, Dies
Funeral services for a Frost native, Mrs. Rolland (Allene) Reed
Sanders, 73, of Big Lake, were held recently in the First Methodist
Church of that city.
Born Oct. 7, 1904 to Ivin Aaron and Ella (Scott) Sanders, she earned
a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Mary Hardin Baylor College in
1926 and a B.A. degree from Baylor U.
She taught English at Powell High School, Shiner High School, Valley
High School, Anthody, New Mexico and San Augustine High School until
her marriage in 1938.
She also worked as a feature writer for the Hearald Publishing Co.,
and was assistant editor of the S.W. Chronicle, a reporter for the
Jasper Newsboy, and editor of the Frost Enterprise for 1 year (1930)
before establishing the Allene Sanders Insurance and Real Estate
Agency in Big Lake in 1939.
She was a member of the Big Lake Golf Association, Theta Sigma Phi
and the Big Lake Gun Club. She was listed in Who's Who of American
Survivors include two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law.
Mar 16, 1888 - Jul 11, 1978
Mrs. Lena Grant, BG Resident, Dies
Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Grant, 90, of Blooming Grove, were
held Thursday, July 13, in the BG United Methodist Church, with the
Leroy Reaves, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in
Ballard Funeral Home of BG was in charge of services.
A lifelong resident of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Grant was a charter
member of the United Methodist Women organization in the BG church.
Active in the BG Methodist Church for most of her life, Mrs. Grant
served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years.
She died suddenly late Tuesday afternoon, July 11, at her residence
while sitting and talking to a neighbor.
Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Ford of Freemont,
Calif., Mrs. Ada Terrell of Wharton, and Mrs. Earl Davis of Fort
Worth; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Feb 27, 1895 - Aug 5, 1978
Mrs. Sims, 83, Services Held
Funeral services for Mae Ola Sims, 83, were held Monday, Aug. 7, in
the Ballard Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. W.A. Corley, pastor
of the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, officiating. Burial
was in Dresden Cemetery.
She died Saturday, Aug. 5, in Valley Mills.
A native of Dresden, Mrs. Sims is survived by a son, Everett Sims of
Houston; a sister, Mrs. Claud Moore of Corsicana; 5 grandchildren,
Shirley Goode, Everett Sims Jr., and Cindy Britt, all of Houston,
Patsy Brune of Corsicana, and Danny Cobb of Blooming Grove; and 10
Pallbearers were Everett Sims Jr., James Goode, Ken Britt, Keith
Goode, Danny Cobb, Mike Brune and Darrell Cobb.
William Miles Tatum, Jr.
Oct 25, 1898 - Sep 1, 1978
W. M. Tatum Is Buried
Funeral services for William Miles Tatum, 79, of Frost, were held
Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Blooming Grove Church of Christ. He died
Friday morning, Sept. 1, at his home.
Officiating was Dennis Crecelius, former preacher at the BG Church
of Christ and now at the Italy Church of Christ. Burial followed in
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ina M. Tatum of Frost; one
daughter, Mrs. Maxine Brown of Brownsboro, Ind.; two brothers,
Marshall Tatum of Dresden and Harry Tatum of Dallas; and two
Pallbearers were C.N. Haden, Jim Haden, J.E. Ferrell, B.W. McGraw,
E.E. Ewing and Dale Burleson.
June 3, 1928 - Dec 4, 2008
Lucille “Lou” Cummings, 80, of Corsicana passed away on
Thursday, December 4, 2008 in Corsicana. Visitation will be
held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral
services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. Dave Alexander and Mr. Nedom Muns
officiating. Interment will follow in
Pallbearers will be Kevin Kidwell, Chris Kidwell, David
Daniels, Cody Cummings, Aaron Trott, Cody Herod, Jim Hasley,
and Hugh Hasley. Honorary pallbearers will be her special
caregivers, Patsy Geiger, Rachel Brown, Erica Sims, and
Waive Reynolds. She was born on June 3, 1928 in Electra,
Texas. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of
Corsicana. Mrs. Cummings was preceded in death by her
husband, Jesse “Coach” Cummings, her parents, and siblings.
She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Daniels of Sulphur
Springs; daughter, Lynn Kidwell and husband Mark of
Colleyville; son, Randy Cummings and his wife Kerrie of Fort
Worth; grandsons, Kevin Kidwell of Colleyville, Chris
Kidwell of Little Elm, David Daniels of Houston, Cody
Cummings of Fort Worth, and Timothy Alexander Cummings of
Fort Worth; granddaughters, Leanne Trott and husband Aaron
of Houston, and Kathy Kidwell of Colleyville;
great-grandchildren, Rylie Cummings of Fort Worth and Lauren
Elyse Trott of Houston; brother, Norvel Hasley and wife
Janet of White Oak.Memorial contributions may be made to the
Ronald McDonald House Charities, One Kroc Drive, Oak brook,
IL 60523. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home. ∞
Jan 21, 1962 - Nov 27, 2008
David Wayne Dowell, 46, of Kerens passed away Nov. 27, 2008. He was
born Jan. 21, 1962 in Kaufman. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m.
Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 11
a.m. Saturday at Petersburg Baptist Church, 301 Margaret Dr., Kerens
with the Rev. Robert Dowell officiating. Burial will be in Steen
Cemetery in Malakoff. Pallbearers will be Tony Pipkins, Willie Hall,
Otis Hall, Henry Lindsey, Vernon Carter, Lawrence Haynes, Roy Lee
Walker and Nathan Carter Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be James
Dowell, Tommy Dowell, Freddie Dowell, Marcus Dowell, Willie Lee
Dowell Jr., Marvin Dowell, Michael Dowell, Otis Dowell and Quincy
Dowell. Mr. Dowell was preceded in death by his father, Frank
Dowell; brothers Jimmy Dowell, Willie Dowell, Jesse Dowell, Charlie
Dowell, and Nathaniel Dowell; and one sister, Cora Dowell Coleman.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Carter Dowell of Kerens; children
David Wayne Dowell Jr., Jordan Dequon Dowell, Nikki Nicole Pipkins
(Tony) of Dallas; two grandchildren, Cassandra R. Pipkins and
LaPamela N. Pipkins; mother, Ora Dowell of Fort Worth; mother-in-law
Lillie Carter Alexander (John); two brothers, Pastor Robert Dowell
(Yolanda) of Fort Worth, and James Dowell of Caney City; five
sisters, Gloria Mosley (Herman), Eva Coleman (L.C.) all of Fort
Worth, Myrtle Henderson, Ora Nell Dowell, both of Caney City, and
Francis Walker of Athens. Also survived by two sisters-in-law
Earlene Dowell of Ennis and Jean Dowell of Fairfield; two
brothers-in-law Nathan Carter Sr. (Annette) and James Carter all of
Kerens; aunts Ida Mae Van of Dallas, Lorene Simon of Ennis, and
Vernia Mae Cotton of Corsicana, and a host of nieces, nephews and
cousins. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Evaughn (Howell) Lawley
March 31, 1953 - Dec 3, 2008
Evaughn Lawley, 55, of Canton passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 in
Tyler. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at Eubank Funeral Home in
Canton.Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist
Church of Canton with Dr. Gary Hearon officiating. Burial will be in
Haven of Memories, Canton. Mrs. Lawley was born March 31, 1953 in
Corsicana to Herman Author and Nereus Woodward Howell. She was a
member of First Baptist Church of Canton. She grew up in Kerens, and
lived in Canton since 1991. Mrs. Lawley worked as a case worker for
the Department of Human Services for 17 years. She enjoyed traveling
and spending time with her grandchildren and family. Evaughn was
preceded in death by her parents and first husband, David Gillian.
She is survived by husband, Ray Lawley of Canton; daughter, Sandi
Jones of Canton; daughter and son-in-law Dusty and Patrick Knotts of
Waxahachie; daughter Renee Lawley of Flint, Texas; daughter and
son-in-law Robin and Shawn Cowgill of Canton; and son and
daughter-in-law Ryan and Angela Lawley of Tulsa, Okla. She is also
survived by nine grandchildren; Kaylea, Natalie, Aiden, Harrison,
Marleigh, Camden, Caleb, Kendyl and Nicholas. Evaugh is also
survived by sister Winnie Minatrea of Bowling Green, Ky.; sister
Mary Smith of Rusk; sister Billie Cox of Mansfield; and brother
Terry Howell of Corsicana. Arrangements by Eubank Funeral Home of
Dica H. Gowans
abt 1927 -Nov 23, 2008
Dica H. Gowans, 81, of Corsicana passed away Nov. 23, 2008, at
Community Care Center in Garland. Funeral service will be at 2:30
p.m. today at First Independent Baptist Church with Pastor Donald
Lacey officiating. Burial will be in
Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Jean Jones Terry
abt 1945 - Dec 3, 2008
Maxcie Jean Jones Terry, 63, of Corsicana passed away Dec. 3,
2008, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral service will be at 11
a.m. today at Second Mission Baptist Church. Interment will follow
at Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Nov 17, 1913 - Dec 5, 2008
|Lota Ferguson Bunch
Lota Ferguson Bunch, 95, retired longtime Ennis
businesswoman, was born Nov. 17, 1913, near Corsicana. She
died Friday, Dec. 5, 2008. She was preceded in death by her
parents, Tom and Bessie Ferguson of Powell; her brother,
Harmon Ferguson of Corsicana; her twin sister, Lois
Thoroughman of Corsicana; little sister, Alleen Carlisle of
Cheyenne, Wyo.; and her husband, Reuben R. Bunch. The
Ferguson kids went to school in Powell, where Lota played
competitive girls’ basketball on a team with her twin
sister. The twins had a great sense of humor, with Lois
creating the humor and Lota doing most of the laughing. They
stayed close friends all of their lives and were well known
in the Powell and Corsicana area. Lota married R.R. Bunch of
Corsicana during World War II and lived in Corsicana for a
few years before moving to Ennis in 1945 and opening Bunch
Funeral Home, located on North Kaufman Street, where they
lived and worked for many years and made many dear and
lifelong friends. Lota was known for her kindness, her
plain-spoken honesty, and was well loved and highly
respected for her unfailing integrity in all of her
dealings, both in business and in her personal life. She had
no children of her own, but had a deep and abiding love for
the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of her
many friends and relatives. She never failed to inquire
about the health, education and welfare of each child.She is
survived by her sister-in-law, Evelyn Bunch Winstead of
Weatherford; nephew, Bobby Bryan Winstead of Dallas; niece,
Reba Ferguson Nickell of Kansas; niece, Sandra Carlisle
Tyler of New Mexico; nephew, Thomas Ferguson Carlisle of
Nebraska; and their families including eight great-nieces
and great-nephews, many great-great-nieces and
great-great-nephews; and one great-great-great-nephew. Also
surviving her are special cousins, Nell Jones and Brownie
Bryan; and special friends, Rosemary Washburn of Ennis and
her extended family, and David and Denise Miller and their
children. The service will be held at 2 p.m. today at
Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Ennis.The family suggests
that memorial gifts be given to First United Methodist
Church of Bardwell, where Lota was a member, or Family First
Hospice of Ennis. Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin
Funeral Home, Ennis.
June 28, 1927 - Dec 5, 2008
James Leon Hunt, 81, of Blooming Grove, formerly of Lawton,
Okla., departed from this life on Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, at
his home in Blooming Grove surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on June 28, 1927, in Vera to Earl and Ethel
Hunt. He grew up in Manitou, Okla., and was raised on a farm
there. He graduated from Lang High School and attended
vocational school in Manitou. He served his country in World
War II as a sergeant and a tank leader in the U.S. Army.
James and Georgia were married on Dec. 25, 1949 and were
married for 59 years. James spent the majority of his life
self employed, building underground houses and cellars, and
doing back-hoe work. James built some of the first
underground houses in southwest Oklahoma. James was a member
of Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. He was a loving
husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His
hobbies were gardening, driving his back-hoe, and watching
sports.Survivors include his wife, Georgia; a son, James
Leon Hunt Jr. and wife Loretta of Corsicana; son, Donnie
Lynn Hunt and wife Glenda of Blooming Grove; a daughter,
Brenda Griffith and husband Gerald of Corsicana; 13
grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two
great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth Hunt and
Earl Van Hunt; a sister, Olya Jean Schroeder; niece, Mary
Katheryn Zollar; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and
very close friends. James was preceded in death by his
parents; a sister, Louise Phillips; and a granddaughter,
Stephanie Hunt. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.
today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10
a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev.
Darrin Heil officiating. Burial with military honors will be
at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at Frederick, Okla.,
cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Oct 27, 1919 - Dec 4, 2008
Elbourn King of Corsicana died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at
the age of 89. She was born in the village of Bovingdon in
England on Oct. 27, 1919, the youngest of five children. She
served in the British Army during World War II in the
capacity of a cook for the duration of the war. Her many
friends and relatives listened with interest to her many
stories about the air raids during the London blitz. Hearing
about the war from one who lived through it directly was
always an interesting experience. Hilda met her future
husband, Charles King, after the war when he was stationed
with the U.S. Air Force near her village. When he was
transferred back to the states, Charles missed her so much
that he proposed to her by mail. Hilda booked a passenger
berth on a cargo boat so that she and Charles could be wed.
Together, they lived the life of a military family traveling
from one posting to another until Charles retired back to
Corsicana in 1963. Along the way, Hilda had two children:
Robert and Charlene. Over the years in Corsicana, Hilda was
known as a loving wife, mother, and friend. Many people
remember her delicious baking and cooking and the beauty of
her needlepoint, knitting, and quilting skills. She was
preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Florence Elbourn,
her brothers Ron and Harold and her sisters, Eva and Elsie,
all of England, and her husband Charles of Corsicana. She is
survived by her son, Robert King and his wife Sara Morris of
Norfolk, Va.; her daughter, Charlene Tolar and her husband
David Tolar of Corsicana; grandsons, Michael Bookout Jr. and
his wife Kenessa Bookout, Christopher Bookout, and Andrew
King; and great-grandchildren, Anfernee and Michael Bookout;
and numerous nieces and nephews. We were blessed that we
knew her. We will miss her greatly. A visitation will take
place from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley
Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Alexander
officiating. Pallbearers will be Andrew King, Michael
Bookout Jr., Christopher Bookout, Henry Scheible, Ronnie
King, and Fred Rasmussen. Arrangements by Corley Funeral
J. T. Magness
Jan 3, 1917 - Dec 4, 2008
T. Magness, 91, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, Dec.
4, 2008, at his residence. He was born on Jan. 3, 1917, in
Wortham. He was a loving husband and father. He was a
faithful member of Northside Baptist Church where he served
as a deacon, and was a resident of Corsicana for 65 years.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Corley
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday
at Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. Clint Bratcher and
the Rev. Ralph McCune officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Don Allred, Charles Fowler, Gaylon
Michael, Richard Smith, Geral Nichols and Bobby Carpenter.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Raines and Mason Wear.
Mr. Magness was preceded in death by his parents, Will and
Mary Etta Magness; granddaughter, Rhonda Cook Bouland; and a
grandson, Ronald Lee Thomas. He is survived by his loving
wife of 73 years, Jean Magness; daughters, Joan Magness
Gipson and husband Jimmy of Rockwall and Jerrye Magness
Fussell and husband Jerry of Nevada, Texas; grandsons,
Rodney L. Thomas and wife Tonya of Hattiesburg, Miss., and
Russell F. Cook of Nevada, Texas; granddaughter, Jana
Pulaski and husband Brett of Plano; great-grandchildren,
Randon Bouland of Richardson, Kaylee, Kendall and Cole
Pulaski of Plano, and Tori Thomas of Hattiesburg, Miss.; and
numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Haven Home Health, 1905 W. Ennis Ave., Ennis, TX
75119.Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Anna “Doris” Hutchins Conger
abt 1929 - Dec 6, 2008
Anna “Doris” Hutchins Conger, 79, of Kerens passed away
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 at Kerens Care Center. Services will be 2
p.m. today at Bazette Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Colburn
officiating. Interment will follow in Prairie Point Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Billy Upchurch, Roy G. Tramel, Bill Hyder,
Jimmie Spencer, Tommy Spivy and Dale Sustair. Survivors include a
son, Travis Parrish and wife Paula; daughter, Elizabeth Howell and
husband Ken of Temple; five grandchildren, Holly Manley, Hillary
Warren, Stephanie Howell, David Howell and Dennis Howell; six
great-grandchildren; brother, James R. Hutchins; sister, Ms. Myrtle
Gillian. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Nov 15, 1947 - Dec 6, 2008
David Poarch, 61, passed away peacefully on Dec. 6, 2008 in
Plano. He was born on Nov. 15, 1947 in Corsicana. He is
preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Willie Sue Poarch;
his wife, Ruth Ann Poarch; and his sister, Mary Cooper.
Survivors include his sons, Brian Poarch and wife Ronda of
Forney, and Jeff Poarch of Corinth; grandchildren, Alexis
and Hunter Poarch; brother, Guy Neil Poarch and wife Patsy;
niece, Pam Martin; nephews, Mike Poarch, Tom Cooper, and
Greg Cooper; and his very close friend, Rhonda Burris.
Visitation for Joseph Poarch will be held from noon to 2
p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will
be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home.
Interment will follow at
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Bell Center
for Early Intervention Programs, 1700 29th Court South,
Birmingham, Alabama 35209.Arrangements by Corley Funeral
Sep 8, 1940 - Dec 7, 2008
Carrol Roch, 68, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, Dec. 7,
2008, in Corsicana. He was born on Sept. 8, 1940, in
Houston. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at
Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11
a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the
Rev. Archie Boyett officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be his sons. Mr. Roch was preceded in death
by his parents, George Daniel and Edna Lucy Roch;
great-grandson, Rodney Brown; and sisters, Lela Duke and
Virginia F. Nolen. He is survived by his wife, Frankie Roch;
son, Kenneth Roch and wife Kim of Corsicana; son, Richard
Roch Jr. and wife Esther of Orange; son, John Roch and wife
Jenny of Beaumont; son, David Roch of Corpus Christi; son,
James Roch and wife Paula of Baytown; son, Joseph Roch and
wife Christy of Corsicana; stepson, Clinton Cook of
Corsicana; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters
and brother-in-law, Georgia Ann Kenyon of Simalon, Colo.,
and Mary and the Rev. Archie Boyett of Kountze; brothers and
sister-in-law, Edwin Royce and Betty Roch of Hockley,
Benjamin Duke of Dickerson, Joseph Duke of Hockley, John
Duke of Magnolia, and Del Duke of Manvel; brother-in-law and
sister-in-law, Kenneth and Reba Cook, along with several
other brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and numerous
nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Corley Funeral
Doris Mae (Allred) Sharpley
Mar 18, 1921 - Dec 7, 2008
Mae Allred Sharpley, 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday,
Dec. 7, 2008, at Buena Vida Nursing Home in Odessa. Doris
was born to Minnie Gertrude Owens and John Burnis Allred Sr.
on March 18, 1921, in Waxahachie and grew up in Wichita
Falls. She earned a B.S. degree from North Texas State
College (University of North Texas) in Denton and a Master
of Religious Education degree from Southwestern Baptist
Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. She also attended Hardin
College (now Midwestern University) in Wichita Falls.After
marrying the love of her life, the Rev. Daniel Neal Sharpley,
on May 10, 1946, she embarked with him on 35 years of
Christian mission work in southern Brazil. Appointed by the
Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention in
1948, the Sharpleys studied Portuguese in Rio de Janeiro,
and then opened Baptist work in Santa Maria, a city in the
interior of Brazil’s southernmost state, Rio Grande do Sul.
In 1963 they moved to Porto Alegre. In 1973 they moved to
Rio de Janeiro where Doris was active in the local and
statewide Women’s Missionary Union. She was president and
executive secretary of the state WMU in Rio Grande do Sul
and associational president in Rio de Janeiro. She was also
a member of the administrative board of the Religious
Education Institute, acting as chairman of the fellowship
house committee of this board — all while raising five
active children. Retiring in 1984 they settled in Corsicana.
Active members of First Baptist Church of Corsicana, they
continued to share their love of Jesus Christ for many years
after their retirement. They eventually relocated to
Carrollton to be closer to family and were dedicated members
of Rosemeade Baptist Church in Carrollton, with young people
from the church providing round-the-clock care during
difficult times. Doris loved time spent with family, and
enjoyed playing a good game of Tri-Ominoes, watching
telenovelas (Brazilian TV serials), making creative meals,
sewing custom garments, teaching china painting, and going
to the beach at Ipanema. Hers was a life marked by service
to others, purpose, and adventure. Preceded in death by her
husband of 53 years, the Rev. Daniel Neal Sharpley in 1999,
and by her three brothers and two sisters, Doris is survived
by her children, Daniel Neal Sharpley and wife Cheryl of Los
Altos, Calif., Deanna Sue “Susie” Nelson and husband Craig
of Clarks Fork, Idaho, Lucia Kay Sharpley-Bowdish and
husband Tom of Carrollton, William Burnis Sharpley and wife
Brenda of Odessa, and Robert “Bobby” Louis Sharpley and wife
Gayle of San Antonio; grandchildren, Lisa Sharpley Vanacht
and husband Filip of Los Altos, Calif., Kristen Sharpley of
New York, N.Y., Taryn Sharpley of Carrollton, and Emily
Sharpley of Odessa; and great-grandchildren, Charlie Vanacht
and Noelle Vanacht of Los Altos, Calif. The family would
like to thank the staff of Buena Vida Nursing Home and
Compass Hospice for their dedicated care and support.A
graveside memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday
at Resthaven Memorial Park, 5400 W. State Highway 31,
Corsicana, with Dr. David Edwards, pastor of First Baptist
Church, Corsicana, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the
family suggests that donations be made to the International
Mission Board, P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230-0767, with
“Brazil Missions” designated. Arrangements by Frank W.
Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa.
Nov 18, 1917 - Dec 7, 2008
Memorial services for Frank Mayo White, 91, of Winnsboro will be
held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at First United Methodist Church
in Winnsboro with the Rev. Allen Snider and Henry Suche officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at
Oakwood Cemetery in
Corsicana. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at
Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro. Mr. White died Sunday, Dec. 7,
2008, in Winnsboro. He was born Nov. 18, 1917, in Corsicana to the
late Edna Mayo White and Fred Saigor White. He served in the U.S.
Army from 1941 to 1946 during which time he attended officer
training school and was promoted to the rank of major. In 1942, he
married Ethel Louise Skelton, who preceded him in death. They were
married for 58 years. After
World War II, Mr. White moved to Tomball, where he was employed
by Humble Oil Company. In 1956, he moved with his family to
Winnsboro where he became owner and operator of Winnsboro Well
Service Company. Following his retirement, he enjoyed ranching and
spending time with his family and friends. Mr. White was an active
member of the Winnsboro community serving in a number of positions
both in his church, First United Methodist, and as a civic leader.
He was a former city council member, serving as mayor from 1968 to
1973, and a member of the WISD board. He served as director of the
Winnsboro Area Chamber of Commerce and was a charter member and
chairman of the Wood County Industrial Commission and of the Wood
County Economic Council. He served as chairman of the Winnsboro
Future Foundation and was head of the prison steering committee
which was instrumental in bringing the Johnston Unit to Winnsboro.
He served on the board of directors at First National Bank and,
prior to that, of Mineola Savings and Loan. He was also a member of
the board of governors of Presbyterian Hospital of Winnsboro. He was
named Man of the Year for 1982 and Outstanding Civic Leader in 1997.
He as a Master Mason and member in good standing of the Corsicana
Lodge No. 174.Mr. White was preceded in death by his parents, wife,
four brothers and two sisters. He is survived by two daughters and
their husbands, Dr. Mary White-Scharf and Dr. Brad Scharf of
Winchester, Mass., and Catherine and James Tarpley of Kings Country;
five grandchildren, Christey Clayton and husband Tony of Mount
Vernon, Jason Jones and wife Suzun of Alba, Benjamin, Valery and
Stephen Scharf of Winchester, Mass.; and six great-grandchildren,
Megan, Dillon, Jonathan, and Jacey Clayton, and Daylan and Mason
Jones. The family requests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s
Foundation at www.alz.org.
Arrangements by Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Margie Olean (Slater)
Jan 6, 1930 - Dec 8, 2008
Olean (Slater) Chandler
Margie Olean (Slater) Chandler, 78, of Ennis passed away
Monday, Dec. 8, 2008. in Dallas. The family will receive
friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home. Funeral
services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wade Funeral
Chapel in Hubbard with Brother Michael Howard and Martelle
Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Tommy Marusak, Percy Williamson, Emmett
Emerson, David Lee Williamson, Layton Williamson, Shawn
Sheridan, Lance Horner and Korry Robinson. Margie was born
Jan. 6, 1930, in the Spring Hill community near Dawson and
spent most of her early life in and around the Dawson area.
She later lived in Corsicana until 1975 when she moved to
Ennis. Margie was a longtime member of First Baptist Church
of Dawson having joined the congregation in 1946. She loved
all of her family dearly especially her numerous
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Charley “Chuck” Chandler; a grandson,
Jeremy Camp; two sons, Jerry Horner and Larry Shepard; a
sister, Libby Truelove; and a brother, J.C. Slater.
Survivors include five daughters, Debbie Williamson and
husband Percy of Ennis, Dianne Marusak and husband Tommy of
Ennis, Brenda Castillo of Ennis, Linda Chandler of Corsicana
and Kathy Fleeman of Purdon; a daughter-in-law, Wander
Horner of Corsicana; two stepsons, Bobby Chandler of
Farmersville and Troy Chandler of Garland; a brother, Sonny
Slater of Dawson; three sisters, Linda Bryant of Dawson,
Mary Halford of Morgan Mill and Jane Adams of Dawson; 12
grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, three
step-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.
Beatrice (Farmer) Parrish
Oct 17, 1921 - Dec 10, 2008
Bea Parrish, 87, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, in Corsicana.
She was born Oct. 17, 1921, to Everett and Lena Farmer in Decatur.
She was a faithful member at St. Luke Methodist Church. Working 35
years for Woolworth opening many new stores was her occupation
during her life. She was an avid Aggie fan, and most importantly a
loving wife, mother, sister, and aunt. Aunt Bea left fond memories
especially at Christmas time with Uncle Jun standing outside the
window cheering, “Ho! Ho! Ho!” Survivors include her husband, Hugh
M. Parrish Jr.; sister, Evelena Andrus of Corsicana; sisters-in-law,
Frances Cowart and her husband Bart of Dallas, Joann Dotter and her
husband Bud of North Richland Hills, Jeanette Sessom and her husband
Charlie of Bixby, Okla., Mildred Farmer of Houston, and Sarah Farmer
of Fort Worth; brothers-in-law, Roy Parrish and his wife Doloris of
Grand Prairie, and Benny Parrish and his wife Sylvia of Dallas. She
was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jim Parrish; sister, Lila
Olsen and her husband H.O.; brothers, Ray Farmer, Earl Farmer, and
Newl “Buddy” Farmer; and brother-in-law, H.V. “Bud” Andrus. Funeral
services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel in
Corsicana with the Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating. Pallbearers
will be Steve Andrus, James Olsen, Stuart Andrus, Darrell Olsen,
Benny Parrish, and Roy Parrish. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Mar 4, 1932 - Dec 11, 2008
King, 76, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, Dec. 11,
2008. He was born on March 4, 1932, to Ben R. and Effie
King. Mr. King proudly retired from the United States Navy
after 22 years of faithful service with the rank of chief
petty officer.Mr. King is survived by his special friend,
Mary Phillips; sons, Larry King and Mike King; daughter,
Linda Larsen; granddaughters, Davina Taylor, Tabitha Fisher,
Virginia Wolf and Rachel King; great-grandsons, Marshal
Calore, Mason Taylor, Hunter Taylor, Robert Wolf, Josiah
Wolf, Isaiah Wolf and Ryan Fisher; great-granddaughters,
Gabriel Lamoreaux, Madison Fisher and Alisa Wolf; and his
sister and brother-in-law, Judy and James Swindal. Graveside
services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at
Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Feb 15, 1947 - Dec 13, 2008
Edmiaston Mooneyhan Parsons, 61, of Corsicana passed away on
Saturday, December 13, 2008 in Corsicana. Visitation will be
6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral
services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home Chapel with Darrell Wallace officiating. Interment will
Resthaven Memorial Park. She was born in Altus, Okla. on
Feb. 15, 1947 to Frankie Edmiaston and Dorothy Buck
Edmiaston. Donna graduated from the Navarro College nursing
school and worked at Memorial Hospital, Mexia State School,
and local nursing homes until her health problems forced her
to retire after 33 years. She was preceded in death by her
mother, Dorothy McCulloch; step-father, W.S. (Shirley)
McCulloch; and grandmother, Janie H. Buck. Survivors include
her son, Tracey Mooneyhan and wife Jeanette of Corsicana;
daughter, Shannon Wilkins and husband Mike of Corsicana;
grandchildren, Amber Wilkins, Matthew Wilkins, and Emily
Wilkins. She is also survived by her father, Frankie
Edmiaston of Corsicana; and Cynthia Price, a beloved friend
of over 30 years. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral
July 13, 1922 - Dec 13, 2008
Ann Haynie, 86, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008.
She was born July 13, 1922, to William and Jennie Mays in
Barboursville, W.V. Ann is remembered especially for her cooking and
those wonderful thin biscuits she made so often. She was a dedicated
fan of the Dallas Cowboys, “her cowboys.” Graveside service will be
2 p.m. today at Resthaven
Memorial Park with Matt Stroder officiating. She was preceded in
death by her parents; husband, Wayne “Mutt” Haynie; and son, Ronnie
Haynie. Survivors include her daughters, Patsy Miller of Tool and
Sharon Thomas and her husband Jody of Eureka; son, Larry Haynie and
his wife Barb of Delores, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Lawdine Haynie;
sister-in-law, Gerry Haynie and family; grandchildren, Steve Haynie
and his wife Vicki, Scott Haynie, Chris Haynie, Mark Haynie and his
wife Tiffany, James Haynie and his wife Marie, Emily Thomas, and
Ellen Thomas; great-grandchildren, Lauren, Spencer, Nathan, Arron,
Levi, and Faith Haynie; and numerous family members from Corsicana
and Barboursville, W.V. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Richard Donnell Hoggatt Sr.
Oct 3, 1921 - Dec 12, 2008
Donnell Hoggatt Sr., 87, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2008,
in McAllen. He was born near Davilla on Oct. 3, 1921, and
was raised in Waxahachie and Corsicana. As an employee of
Texaco, he lived in Houston, Fort Worth and Irving; Quito,
Ecuador; and Angola, Africa. In retirement he lived in
Holiday Island, Arkansas and Alamo, Texas. Visitation will be
held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana. Interment will follow at
Richland Cemetery. Mr. Hoggatt was preceded in death by his
mother, Mandy Johnson; father, Theodore “Ted” Hoggatt;
sisters, Joyce Hoggatt and Bonnie Hagler; and brother, Burl
Hoggatt; and wife, Jean York Hoggatt of Richland. He and
Jean were married July 4, 1942, and celebrated 25 years of
marriage before her death in 1967.Family was always
important to Mr. Hoggatt. He is survived by three children
and their spouses, Raymond and Janell Price of Kerrville,
Carolyn and Allen Krecker of Florence, Ore., and Richard and
Bonnie Hoggatt of Houston. He is also survived by five
grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mr. Hoggatt
served his country in the Army during
World War II and the
Korean Conflict. He attended Navarro College, where he
lettered in golf for two years. He then graduated with a B.B.A. degree from the University of Houston in 1950. After
his graduation he went to work for Texaco, where he received
many promotions, his highest being chief accountant in both
Quito, Ecuador, and later Angola, Africa. He retired from
Texaco in 1982 and enjoyed golf, ballroom dancing, and
traveling in his retirement. Arrangements by
Dec 26, 1929 - Dec 12, 2008
Bell Milam, our mother, sister, aunt and friend died on
December 12, 2008 in Waco, Texas. She was born on December
26, 1929 to W. W. and Dovie Green of Corsicana. She was
raised in Corsicana and lived most of her adult life in the
Dallas area and returned home to Corsicana after retiring
from the Dallas Independent School District after working
nineteen years there. She was preceded in death by her
husband, J. L. Milam, her son, Quanah Milam, her parents, W.
W. and Dovie Fincher Green, her infant twin brother, Odell
Green, brothers, J. D. Green and Wesley Green, sister,
Imogene McBay, and sisters-in-law, Lucille Green and Sandra
Green. She is survived by her companion of twelve years,
“Happy,” sons J. L. “Jake” Milam, Jr. (Sandy), Ben Milam,
and Marcus Milam (Johanna) and her daughters, Dorcas Miller
(Burns), Anita Morgan (Vic), and Twanda Powell (Guy), her
brother, Larry Green (Rita) and sisters, Pat Kelly (Richard)
and Elizabeth “Tudor” Porter, fifteen grandchildren and
nineteen great-grandchildren and a host of friends from the
Emhouse Baptist Church and numerous nieces and nephews and
great-nieces and great-nephews. Family visitation will be
tomorrow, December 16, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Corley
Funeral Home in Corsicana. Graveside services will be held at
Grove Hill Cemetery on Samuells Blvd. in Pleasant Grove
(Dallas), Texas at 2 p.m. Otis Connor will be officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be James McGehee, Jeff McGehee,
Richard Kelly, Burns Miller, Corey Williams, John Soto, and
"Kitty" (McMullan) Norwood
June 10, 1919 - Dec 13, 2008
|Mary Catherine "Kitty" Norwood
Kitty Norwood, 89, of Corsicana, passed away at Twilight
Home on Dec. 13, 2008. She was born June 10, 1919 in Tupelo,
Texas, to Dave and Carrie McMullan. She married her
sweetheart, John Norwood in June 1938. Kitty fulfilled a
dream of helping others become beautiful in Kitty’s Beauty
Shop. Her beauty shop served as a place of laughter and
Christian fellowship where she lived her testimony of faith
and love. She was a faithful member of Eleventh Avenue
Methodist Church/St. Luke United Methodist Church. She sang,
for many years, in the choir of her church, The Solid
Rockers of First Baptist Church, and the Mary Martha’s at
Twilight Home. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed her
membership at Kinsloe House. She held various offices in her
church, taught Sunday school, led the youth, and
participated in the Methodist Women organization. Survivors
include her loving husband of 70 years,
John Norwood, four
sons and one daughter, Joe David Norwood and wife Veda of
Corsicana, Judy Beth Norwood Gallin and Henry, of Phoenix
Arizona, John Randle Norwood and wife, Kathy of Longview,
Thomas Dewey Norwood and wife Yolanda, of Red Oak, Ronal
Glyn Norwood and wife Nita of Corsicana, 13 grandchildren
and 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Marguerite Gorman of
Corsicana, Elizabeth Smith of Beaumont, Sybil Killough and
husband Carol of Peoria, Ill.; brother, Tom McMullan and
wife Norma of Little Rock, Ark.; and numerous nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dave and
Carrie McMullan; and brothers, A.D. and John Randle
McMullan; and half-sister Adelyn Wood. Services will be held
at 2:30 p.m. today at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home with the
Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be grandsons.Memorials may be made to St.
Luke United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Sep 5, 1930 - Dec 12, 2008
Eleanor Pearl Carroll, 78, of Corsicana passed away Friday,
Dec. 12, 2008, in DeSoto. Quiet hour will be from 6 to 7:30
p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church in
Corsicana. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at
Bethel AME Church in Corsicana with Bishop K.D. Davis
officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Danzell Lee, Ronnie Jones, Larry Deeds,
Alex Davis, Ralph Watkins, Leslie Bowens, Charles Nelson and
Bobby Ingram. Honorary pallbearers will be Xavier Jones,
Miles Abney, Bryan Abney, Calvin Carroll III, Ezra Carroll
IV and Nichlaus Carroll.Mrs. Carroll was born Sept. 5, 1930,
in Corsicana. She received her education at St. Peter Claver
Academy in San Antonio, B.A. degree from Jarvis Christian
College, and Master of Education degree from Southern
University. In 1990 she retired from Corsicana Independent
School District with 38 years of service. She served for 65
years as musician at her church (Sixth Avenue Baptist
Church).She was preceded in death by her loving husband,
Ezra Carroll in 1970; parents, Ella Mae and Calvin Mosley;
one sister, Theresa; and one brother, Richburg. Survivors
include her sister, Frances Mosley; children, Ezra, Calvin
and Beverly; grandchildren, Nichlaus, Bryan, Chrys, Calvin
II, Kimberly, Xavier Michael and Mitchell;
great-grandchildren, Calvin III, Ezra IV, Andrea, Myles,
Bryan II, Curtis II, Cyre’, Curshaun, Marissa and Isiah; and
a host of nieces, nephews, friends, other relatives and
Sixth Avenue Baptist Church family; and Barbara Thomas, who
was a special caregiver who loved and cared for her.
Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.
Oct 6, 1916 - Dec 14, 2008
James Atwood “Buck” Thompson, 92, formerly of Corsicana passed away
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, in Tyler. He was born Oct. 6, 1916, in
Blooming Grove to Phinas Jackson and Hattie Irene Parks Thompson. Mr.
Thompson was a longtime member of Westside Baptist Church. He was
retired from the military. He was kind to all, very generous and
caring. He was preceded in death by wife, Mary Lucille Thompson of
53 years. He is survived by nieces, Ruby Lee and family, Carolyn
Rutherford and family, and Dorothy Gilmore and family. Visitation
will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel
with Wayne Mahoney officiating. Burial will follow at
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Fred Watson, G.H. Basham, Billy
Bob Collier and A.J. Widner. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton
July 26, 1916 - Dec 11, 2008
Carey L. Tramel, 92, of Eldorado passed away Thursday, Dec. 11,
2008, at Legend Oaks Nursing Center in San Angelo. Services are 10
a.m. today at Paschal Funeral Chapel with Steven Tramel Gaines
officiating. Interment will follow at
Prairie Point Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Doug Hardesty, Mark Gaines, Steven Tramel Gaines, Ty
Hall, Jesse Jenkins and Stringer Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers are
Michael Gaines and Elizabeth Tramel. Carey Tramel was born July 26,
1916, in Brinkman, Okla. Survivors include son, Carey Don Tramel of
Austin; daughters, Saundra Gaines of Odessa and Brenda Hardesty of
Eldorado; sister, Noma Paul of California; five grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Prairie Point
Cemetery Association, 3015 FM 636, Kerens, TX 75144.Arrangements by
Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Feb 21, 1930 - Dec 16, 2008
Mittie Joyce Lloyd, 78, of Blooming Grove and formerly of Irving,
passed away quietly at home on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, after a long
battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 21, 1930, in Irving to William
Hugh and Willie Mae Lloyd. Joyce was a graduate of SMU and a CPA.
She worked for Texas Instruments for 37 years. She was a loving
person who always thought of others first. She was an animal lover,
loved going to softball, baseball and football games and was an
active member of the Lions Club. She is survived by her
sister-in-law, Betty Lloyd of Blooming Grove; nieces and their
husbands, Roger and Patti Hampshire of Navarro Mills, Cheryl Hill of
Blooming Grove, Terry and Vicki Bessent of Waxahachie, and Nick and
Stephanie Nichols of Blooming Grove; great-nephews, Larry Goodman,
Ben Hill, Blake Nichols and Cole Bessent; great-nieces, Amber
Kittley, Torri Bessent and Brittany Nichols; and great-great-nephew,
Gage Johnson. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Hugh
and Willie Mae Lloyd; and brothers, William Lloyd Hugh Jr. and
Albert Wayne Lloyd.Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton
Chapel with Joe Fincher officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Roger Hampshire, Nick Nichols, Terry Bessent,
Ben Hill, Josh Kittley and Clyde Armstrong. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
May 18, 1948 - Dec 15, 2008
Joyce Jones Armstrong, 60, of Dallas, formerly of Corsicana, passed
away Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. She
was born May 18, 1948 in Corsicana. Visitation will be noon to 8
p.m. today at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Services will be 2:30
p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Pastor Dairy Johnson
and the Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Interment will be in Woodland
Cemetery. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Nov 23, 1921 - Dec 17, 2008
Mickey James Matthews
Mickey James Matthews, 87, passed away at home on Wednesday,
Dec. 17, 2008. He was born in Mart Nov. 23, 1921 to James
(Mike) Edward and Bessie Adams Matthews. He attended Baylor
University, joined the Army Air Corp to serve in
November 1942 to December 1945. He piloted B-25 and A-20's
in South Pacific, attaining rank of 1st Lt. After the war he
moved to Corsicana to work for “Uncle Seth” Miles. He spent
50 years in retail furniture working for Miles, Home, and
Withrow Furniture before retiring from First Finance in 1996
with Parkinson’s. He was active at 11th Ave. Methodist and
later St. Luke’s Methodist Church as a Lay speaker; chairman
of the local church lay leaders board; District Lay Leader;
Board of Laity of Central Texas District Conference, and
enjoyed singing in the choir for 30 years. Survivors include
a brother, Jack and Mattie Lou; nephew, Mickey Ray and
Sherry of Waxahachie; sons, Kelly Jack of Wortham, Robin
James and Jo Ann of Corsicana; daughters, Shelly A. Kendall
and Kimberly I. Matthews of Corsicana; grandsons, James
Brian and Christopher D. Matthews; granddaughters, Crystal
and Leslie Barlow; great-grandsons, Paxton Barlow and James
Cade Matthews. Special appreciation to Drs. Robert Kingman
and John Updegrove; Angels at Home, Rose and Jennie; the
Rev. Bruce Carpenter and Bill Roughton. Memorials may be
made in care of St. Luke's United Methodist Church.A
graveside was held Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 at
Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home,
Feb 22, 1940 - Dec 16, 2008
Lee Nichols, 68, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16,
2008. He was born Feb. 22, 1940, in Big Sandy to Thomas W.
and Lena V. Nichols. Mr. Nichols was a wonderful caregiver
to his family. He retired from Mercury Tool in Waco and had
served in the Texas National Guard. He is survived by his
wife of 50 years, Maxine Nichols; son, Michael G. Nichols;
daughter, Jannis A. Nichols-Kelley and husband Stephan;
grandchildren, Bobby T. Nichols, Valerie R. Arcuri, Matthew
A. Wood, Cody D. Nichols, and Sara Beth Nichols;
great-grandchildren, Mason C. Arcuri and Tyler O. Wood;
brothers, Geral Nichols, Paskall Nichols and Terry Nichols;
sister, Madgeline Gibson of Rapid City, S.D.; and numerous
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father,
Thomas W. Nichols; mother, Lena V. Nichols; son, David A.
Nichols; and twin brother, Billy D. Nichols. Visitation will
be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton
Chapel. Burial will follow at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy
Nichols, Tim Nichols, Nick Nichols, Matthew Wood, Cody
Nichols, Sara Beth Nichols, Wayne Pritchett, and Dwayne
Pritchett. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Teague and Billy
Dupree. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
abt 1940 - Dec 16, 2008
Patricia Ann Perry, 68 years young of Kerens, entered heaven on
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008. She leaves behind her husband, Larry Perry
of Kerens. They were married on Aug. 7, 1955. Pat had been under
hospice care for the past year. Memorial service is scheduled for 2
p.m. Saturday at Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Barry Lippart
officiating. Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God Church
in Kerens. Pat was an Avon representative for many years and
received numerous awards for her outstanding sales and dedication to
the company. She and Larry also were in the antique business for
many years in Missouri and Texas and she was lovingly known as
“Pitty Pat.” She is survived by her husband Larry and is the beloved
mother of four sons, Robert and Connie Perry of Paris, Mo., Charles
and Kelly Perry of Irving, Little Larry and Tonya Perry of
Lewisville, and Richard and Angie Perry of Kerens; two daughters,
Terry and Jody Schonberner of Independence, Mo., and Debbie and Dave
Martz of Brookfield, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren;
two brothers, Arthur Lee Bullock and Tommy Jo Sanders, both of
Wichita, Kan.; two sisters, Judy Cohn of Mount Upton, N.Y., and
Martha Jean Bullock of Wichita, Kan.; and a number of nieces and
nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins. Pat was preceded
in death by her parents, Forrest and Elmina Marie Bullock (Little
Grandma); and brother, Forrest Bullock Jr. Arrangements by Paschal
Funeral Home, Kerens.
Stephen Booth Tarkington
July 16, 1941 - Dec 18, 2008
Booth Tarkington, 67, of Corsicana passed away Thursday,
Dec. 18, 2008, in Corsicana. He was born on July 16, 1941,
in Bazette to Lester Earl and Eula Tarkington. He was a
veteran having served his country in the U.S. Navy
Seabees.Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at
Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10
a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.
Mike Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ken Fricker, Gerald
Gerard, Bobby Gragg, Dieter Meins, Michael Conger and Daniel
Cope. Mr. Tarkington was preceded in death by his parents,
Lester Earl and Eula Blanche Tarkington; and a brother,
Lester E. Tarkington Jr. He is survived by his sons, Brian
Tarkington of Dallas and Brad Tarkington and his wife Shelly
of Mexia; grandchildren, Josh Owens, Hank Foley, Davie Jo
Foley, Aaron Tarkington, and Reese Tarkington of Mexia, and
Briana Tarkington of Dallas; sisters, Eula Mae Silva of
Corsicana, Linda Fricker and husband Ken of Mildred, and
Mary Beth Gerard and husband Gerald of Blooming Grove; and
numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by
Corley Funeral Home.