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Willie Clyde Eason
July 06, 1904 - Nov 09, 1924

BARRY YOUTH DIED AfTER OPERATION IN WEST TEXAS SUNDAY

ON PROSPECTING TRIP WITH FATHER WHEN HE WAS STRICKEN

Two weeks ago F. D. Eason and his; two sons, Clyde and Horace, left their home in the Barry community for a prospecting tour of West Texas with a view of locating in that section.
At Lamesa, Tuesday, November 4, Clyde, aged 20 years, was taken sick with appendicitis, and an emergency operation was performed. The young man lingered till 6:30 Sunday afternoon, Nov. 9, when he passed away.
The father reached here this morning over the Houston & Texas Central railroad with the remains and Horace, the brother, is enroute home by auto.
The remains wore taken to the f a m i l y home near Barry this afternoon by Undertaker Sutherland and the funeral will be at the White Church near Blooming Grove tomorrow. The boy was highly esteemed by a large list of friends, all of whom sympathize with Mr. and Mrs. Eason in the loss of their son.
O. M, Woodruff, Will Schuyler, S. O. Young and other Barry neighbors of the family. were here today to meet the remains.

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Bobby Frank Lambert
Sep 17, 1939 - Aug 24, 1975

Shooting here leaves one dead Bobby F. Lambert, 35, resident of Angleton, Tex. died at 2:50 a.m. Sunday at Memorial Hospital of a gunshot wound to the left abdomen following a shooting at a
residence on Columbia.
A 33-year old Corsicana woman was arrested in connection with the shooting, but released by Justice of the Peace W.H. Tipton on a personal recognizance bond.
She reportedly returned home early Sunday morning and attempted to break up a fight between the deceased and another man by scaring them with gun fire when Lambert was shot.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home chapel in Corsicana.
Rev. Jerry Spencer will officiate, and burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
Survivors include his widow of Angleton; three daughters, Miss LaRue Lambert, Miss Toya Lambert, and Miss Amy Lambert all of Angleton; his father, George Lambert of Corsicana; two brothers, Jerry Wayne Lambert of Corsicana and George Lambert Jr. of Angleton.
Lambert was a former resident of Blooming Grove.

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Blanche Estelle (Jordan) Carroll
May 3, 1900 - Apr 24, 1975

Mrs. Carroll
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Boze-Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel in Italy for Mrs. Blanche Estell Carroll, 74, resident of Italy, since 1942, who died yesterday in Italy.
Rev. Eric McKinney and Rev. E. A. Jordan will officiate, with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
Her husband, James W. Carroll, preceded her in death in January 1973. She was a member of the First Methodist Chruch in Italy.
Survivors include three sons, Dr. J. D. Carroll, Dr. R. D. Carroll, and Rufus Carroll all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Harold Holderman of Mineral Wells; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Helen L. (Yarger) Ray
Jun 29, 1926 - Aug 23, 1975

Mrs. Ray
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. J.F. (Preacher) Ray, resident of Redondo Beach, Calif., who died Saturday in Redondo Beach.
Rev. Micky Loftis will officiate, and burial will be at Pattison Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of Redondo Beach.

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Helen L. (Yarger) Ray
Jun 29, 1926 - Aug 23, 1975

Mrs. Ray Funeral services for Mrs. J. F. (Preacher) Ray, 49, resident of Redondo Beach, Calif., will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Burial will be in the Pattison Cemetery. She died Saturday in Redondo Beach. Surviving are her husband, J.F. Ray of Redondo Beach; three sons, John and Tom Ray, both of Redondo Beach, and Tracy Ray of Dover, Ill.; two grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. L.H. Yarger of Fort Worth; two brothers, Harold Yarger of Wichita Falls and Jimmy Yarger of Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Contie of Fort Worth and Mrs. Dorothy Newman of California. Pallbearers will be C.L. Ray, Alvie Ray, Elmer Allen, Curtis Yarger, Tommy Hazel and Nathan Newman.

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Charles David "Dave" Allen
Mar 05, 1889 - Jun 06, 1963

Friday Rites
For Dave Allen

Final rites for Dave Allen, 74, retired butcher, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon, were held at 4 p. m Friday from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Pattison Cemetery at Emhouse.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. O. A. Hendry, pastor of Emhouse First Baptist church.
He resided at Emhouse before moving to Corsicana.
Surviving are his wife of 517 North Fourteenth street, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. H. L. Pope, Tyler; Mrs. Paul Harvey, Gainesville; Mrs. D. H. Hughes, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lloyd Gillen, Emhouse; six grandchildren three great-grandchildren, two brothers, Joel Allen, Emhouse, and Raymond Allen, Mexia; a sister, Mrs. D. O. Richards, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Sam Allen, Elmer Allen, Kenneth Allen.
Marvin Allen, Lewis Vaughan, Norman Smith and Roy Gray, Jr.

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Zella Lee (Reid) Yarborough-Ellis
Sep 1, 1903 - Dec 5, 1976

Mrs. Ellis
Graveside service were to be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse for Mrs. Zella Reid Ellis, 73, native of Emhouse and resident of Mesquite.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Anderson-Clayton Funeral Home in Mesquite.
Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.
Survivors include three sons, Wesley Yarborough and John Yarborough both of Austin and Jesse Yarborough of California; three daughters, Mrs. Mary McClosky in Austin, Mrs. Anna Huckeba of Palm Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Tiny Gatewood of Mesquite; four brothers, A. T. Reid of Arlington, C. T. Reid of Cleveland, S. E. Reid of Daingerfield, and J. M. Reid of
Denver, Colo.; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Montgomery and Mrs. Irene Blakeslee of Powell, and Mrs. Ola May Woolen of Ennis; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Nadine Reid of Corsicana, 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

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Eddie Frank Land
June 26, 1900 - Jan 8, 1976

Edd Land
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Edd Land, 75, resident of Tyler, who died Thursday in Tyler Medical Center.
Burial will be at Providence Cemetery. [@ Mildred] Survivors include his widow, four daughters, a son, and four grandchildren.

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Ed Land

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Ed Land, 75, resident of Tyler, who died this morning at Tyler Medical Center.

The Rev. William Holt will officiate, and burial will be at Providence Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Altha Mae land of Tyler; four daughters, Mrs. Ivie Weaver of Bloomington, Ill., Mrs. Malinda Rives of Elkhart, Ind., Mrs. Eleanor Spangle of LaMarque, and Mrs. Mary Lou Budai of Corsicana; a son, Eddie Land of Tyler;
11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Ella Lois Beasley
Nov 22, 1906 - Jan 1, 1922

Granddaughter of Mrs. McCluney Dies Little Ella Lois Beasley, the 15 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs Sam Beasley of Roane, died last Sunday, January 1st, after a lingering illness.
Thp deceased was a granddaughter of Mrs. W. A. McCluney of this city and also a niece of E. L. and C. W. McCluney, both of this city.
The remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Kerens cemetery Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, the funeral services being conducted by the family pastor.

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Jim Chriss Smith
Oct 20, 1904 - Nov 10, 1976

J.C. Smith
KERENS - Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens for Jim Chriss Smith, 72, resident of Kerens, who died yesterday.
The Rev. Van Houser will officiate, with burial following at Kerens City cemetery.
Survivors Include three brothers, Cecil R. Smith of Kerens, Frank M. Smith and A. J. Smith both of Houston; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Bobbitt of Shreveport, La. and Mrs. Mattie Powell of Dallas.

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Josephine Margaret (Tilton) Boyd
Nov 15, 1886 - Apr 8, 1976

Mrs. Boyd
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. tonight at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Josephine M. Boyd, 89, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
The Rev. A.J. Merkel will officiate, with burial following at the Catholic Cemetery.
She was a native of Kosse, and lived in Corsicana 36 years.
Survivors include a son, Lawrence A. Boyd of San Antonio; a daughter, Mrs. Anne R. Huff of Fort Worth; six grandchildren, a brother, Lawrence P. Tilton of Corslcana; three sisters, Mrs. Seth
Story of Kllgore, Miss Florence Tilton and Miss Helen Tilton both of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Ben O. Hindman, James H. Tilton, Louis Kormos, Clint Fouty, Hugh B. Fouty, G.M. Boyd, J.C. Turner, Wilson Dosser, and Norman Andrews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, April 8, 1976

  • w/o James Autry Boyd

  • d/o Theodore Tilton and Annie (McElgunn) Tilton (info from Death Cert.)
    Submitted by
    Karen Rost


Dorothy Jean Carroll
Sep 18, 1929 - Jun 22, 1930

Little Girl Died Sunday; Burial in Dresden Cemetery

Dorothy Jane Carroll, nine-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. (Cowboy) Carroll died in the Navarro County Hospital Sunday morning at 11 o'clock after an illness of four days with
pneumonia and the funeral was held at the Dresden cemetery Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock where interment was made.
The cortege left the Corely-McMahon Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

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Joe Marshall Tatum, Jr.
Dec 15, 1930 - Jan 10, 1931

Baby Buried in Dresden Cemetery

Joe Marshall Tatum, 26-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Tatum of Barry, died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock following an operation a few days before, and the funeral was held at the Dresden cemetery Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock where interment was made.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Suzy (Ivie) Ainsworth
Sept 2, 1947 - Sept 3, 1977

Mrs. Ainsworth
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Suzy Ainsworth, 30, resident of Corsicana who died in a Dallas hospital following an illness Saturday.
The Rev. David Hale and B.W. Johnson will officiate, with burial following at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Cottle Ainsworth of Corsicana; a son, Michael Ainsworth of Corsicana; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Ivie of Corsicana; a brother Curtis Ivie of Garland: a sister Mrs. Charles Fincher of Corsicana, three nephews and a niece.
Pallbearers are Kenneth Weaver, Kenneth Ainsworth, Leroy Bonner, Osye Pritchett, Brad Haynie and J.O. Harper.

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William Hayden Paschall
Mar 27, 1899 - Nov 10, 1976

Hayden Paschall
Services will be 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Hayden Paschall, 77, of Rt. 1 Corslcana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.
The Rev. David Hale will officiate with burial at Resthaven Memorial Park.
He was a farmer and a Navarro County native. Survivors include his widow, of Corsicana; two sons, Tommy Paschall of Garland and Elward Paschall of Lancaster; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Joe Harkey of Los Angeles.  Pallbearers will be nephews and brothers-in-law.

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Lula Mae Johnson
Apr 23, 1898 - Aug 18, 1940

FORMER NAVARRO COUNTY WOMAN IS BURIED AT DAWSON

DAWSON, Aug. 20.—Funeral services were held here Monday afternoon for Miss Lula Mae Johnson, aged 42 years, who died in a Mexia hospital Sunday. Burial was in the local cemetery.
Prior to moving to Mexia two years ago, Miss Johnson had resided in Navarro county most of her life.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. S. A. Creacy, Prairie Hill; Dollie Crow and Mrs. Mattie Wallace, both of Richland; brothers, R. H. Goodwin, Prairie Hill; Jesse Goodwin, Davidson, Okla.; C.W. Johnson, Edgar Johnson and Bill Johnson, all of Purdon.

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Geta (Berry) Davis
Feb 5, 1897 - Apr 30, 1977

Mrs. Davis
DAWSON - Services were to be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Dawson Methodist Church for Mrs. Geta Perra Davis, 80, resident of Dawson, who died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday at Hubbard Hospital.
The Revs. Burt Gillis and Haldor Duncan officiated, with burial following at Dawson Cemetery.
She was a Dawson drugstore sales clerk and a member of the Dawson Methodist Church.
Arrangements were with Eubanks Funeral Home in Dawson.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Fondren of Dawson and Mrs. Bates Savage of Hubbard, and several nieces and nephews.

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Opal Fay Ferguson
Apr 19, 1940 - Nov 22, 1940

BABY DIED FRIDAY
MORNING AT ALMA;
BURIAIL SATURDAY
Opal Fay Ferguson, eight-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ferguson, died at Alma Friday morning at 10 o'clock.
Funeral services will be held from the Family home Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Burial will be in the Chatfleld cemetery.
Surviving are the parents, three brothers, Sanford, Junior and J. W. Ferguson, and a sister, Willie Mae Ferguson, all of Alma;
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Ferguson, Alma, and Mrs. Frances Leighton, Chatfield, and other relatives.
Corley Funeral Home will be in charge.

Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Nov 22, 1940

d/o Joseph William Ferguson and Willie Ethel (Leighton) Ferguson)

Her name is not found in the Navarro Co. Cem book listing for Old or New Chatfield Cem. She may be buried without a headstone.

Submitted by Karen Rost


Joseph Franklin Slater
Aug 23, 1874 - July 17, 1944

Rites On Tuesday
For Joe Slater,
Who Died Suddenly

BLOOMING GROVE, July 18. - (Spl.)—Funeral service for Joe Slater, age 70 years, who died suddenly Monday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 from the Brushie Prairie church. Rev. Mr. Weaver conducted the rites and internment was in Brushie Prairie cemetery.
McCormlck Funeral Service had charge of the arrangements.

Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 18, 1944
Submitted by
Karen Rost

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Heart Attack Is Fatal Joe Slater Monday Morning

BLOOMING GROVE, July 17— (Spl)—Joe Slater, age 70 years, died  suddenly Monday morning while visiting his brother, Reese Slater, in the Brushie Prairie community.  Funeral services are pending. Mr. Slater was apparently feeling well when he left his home in Blooming Grove early Monday morning to visit his brother and see about some of his farming interests. He suffered a heart attack and died quickly.  He was one of the best known men in the western section of the county. He was for years a director in the Citizens State Bank Frost, an extensive land owner, and farmer. He was also prominent in church, civic and fraternal circles. Recently he sold his banking interests and moved to Blooming Grove from Frost.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Jones Slater, a brother, Reese Slater and other relatives.  McCormick Funeral Service will direct the arrangements.

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Georgia Frances "Fannie" (West) Stokes
June 20, 1856 - Jan 24, 1937

AGED RESIDENT OF ENHOUSE BURIED AT CRYER CREEK TODAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Stokes, 82 year old resident of the Emhouse community the past 65 years, were held at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Emhouse Methodist church with interment In the Cryer Creek cemetery. She died at 11 o'clock Sunday night at her home in Emhouse.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. L.W. Armstrong, Emhouse; a son, J. E. Stokes, Dallas; five grandchildren and six great-grand-children.
Sutherland-McCammon funeral directors had charge of arrangements.

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Thomas Chandler "Tom" Smyrl
May 8, 1865 - Jan. 24, 1937

Funeral Services Tuesday Afternoon For T. C. Smyrl
Funeral services for T. C. Smyrl, who died at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the P. and S. Hospital, were held at the Sutherland-McCammon funeral chapel at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Interment in Zions Rest cemetery. He is survived by one brother and other relatives.

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Mary Margaret “Maggie” (Riley) Richards
Oct 07, 1865 - Mar 07, 1943

MRS C. C. RICHARDS DIED IN HOUSTON; RITES HERE MONDAY

 Funeral services for Mrs. C. C. Richards, age 77, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. 0. Roberts in Houston Sunday morning, were held Monday morning at 11 o'clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge conducted the rites. Burial was In Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Richards had been a resident of Navarro county since childhood, coming here from Georgia.

She was visiting her daughter at the time of her death.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Floyd Roberts, Houston; Mrs. E. J. Witte, Waco; Mrs. F. M. Duncan, Forreston; a son, R. C. Richards, Dallas; four step daughters, Mrs. R. N. Wilson, Corsicana; Mrs. E. B. Smith, Corsicana; Mrs. John Hagle, Dawson; Mrs. Frank Estes, Arp; a step-son, R. L. Richards, Corsicana. 14 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. H. Bonner, E. B. Smith, Roy Gray, Elton Wilson, M. A. Tekell and Henry Scoggins.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 08, 1943

Notes:

  • Submitted by Diane Richards

  • Wife of Christopher Columbus Richards

  • Roy C. Richards death certificate has mothers maiden name as Riley


Georgia Bell (Childress) Knight
July 1, 1854 - July 26, 1930

AGED WOMAN DIED IN FORT WORTH; IS BURIED BIRDSTON

Funeral services for Mrs. W. D. Knight, aged 72 years, who died in a hospital at Fort Worth Friday following a stroke of paralysis were held Sunday afternoon with burial in Birdstown cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, G. F. Knight, Navarro; O.W. Knight, Powell; four daughters, Mrs. Joe Hartfield, Olney; Mrs. C. E. Nelson, Fort Worth; Mrs. T. B. Barker, Streetman and Mrs. H. M. Webb, Corsicana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 28, 1930

  • William D. Knight - Dec 22, 1855 - July 1, 1908 - h/o Georgia Bell (Childress) Knight, m. Aug 3, 1879 Milam Co. TX - s/o John Knight and Elizabeth B. (Thompson) Knight

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Edmund Ferguson Gorden
Oct 12, 1917 - Mar 28, 1954

Shotgun Blast Proves Fatal To Edmund F. Gorden

Edmund Ferguson Gordon, 36, was found dead after two small nephews heard a shotgun blast on a farm in the Lone Oak community Sunday afternoon several miles north of Blooming Grove.
W. B. Ellis, justice of the peace, conducted an investigation and returned a verdict of "death from gunshot wounds, self inflicted." A .410 shotgun was near the body.
Funeral services are planned from the Central Baptist church Tuesday at 4 p. m. Burial will be in Dresden cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor, assisted by Rev Wood, Baptist pastor of Purdon.
His wife died a year ago. Two of his three children are in the State Home.
Gordon was a native of Navarro county.
Surviving are three sons, James 7, and Jimmy Ray, 5, State Home, and Jerry Don, 2. who lives with relatives in Purdon;
seven brothers, Fred Gordon, Lubbock; Ernest Gordon, Avaco; Billy D. Gorden, Corsicana; Ray Dean, Elton. Raymond and John Henry Gorden,  all of Blooming Grove; six sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Taylor, San Diego, Calif. ; Mrs. Geneva Harrelson, San Angelo: Mrs. Ethel Saunders, Frost; Mrs. Lizzie Dawson, Dumas; Mrs. Maxine Blancett, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Daisy Scruggs, Purdon, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Mary M. "Mollie" (Whitener) Vest
Oct 11, 1879 - Aug 13, 1970

Mrs. Vest
Dies Thursday

Mrs. Mollie Vest, 90, Rt. 1, Barry and native of Arkansas, died Thursday in Kennedale. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The Rev. Marion Martin will officiate.
She is survived by two sons, E. H. Vest of Emhouse and Maxie Vest of Lancaster ; two daughters, Mrs. Lula Watts and Mrs. Ada Mitchell, both of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be nephews including Cleon Whitener, Rufus Whitener, Harland Whitener, Inmon Slater, Elvin Slater and A. B. Watts.

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Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Bennett) Elkins
Oct 26, 1845 - Feb 12, 1927

Special to the Sun.

Barry, Texas, Feb. 17.—Mrs. A. K. Elklns, or "Grandma" Elkins as everyone here called her, died at the home of her son, Hartsell at Wellington, Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The  remains were brought to Barry Monday and rested in the home of her daughter-ln-law, Mrs. W. A. Elkins until Tuesday afternoon, where she was laid to rest In Dresden cemetery.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Sewell, pastor of the Church of Christ of Corsicana at 3:30 o'clock at the cemetery.
The out-of-town relatives attending, were her daughter, Mrs. Edna Key of San Antonio, two sons L.M., of Corsicana and Hartsell of Wellington. Grandsons, Roger and Loyd Elkins and Ivy Perry of Dallas, Earl Elkins of Roane, Pink Elkins of Corsicana. A niece, Mrs. Stenson, of Waco. Among friends here were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Perry and daughters, of Black Hills community.
Mr. Hardiman, a former citizen of this county but now living near Wellington, and Mr. Chalquil of Dallas. The floral offerings were most beautiful and profuse.
Grandma Elkins had been a resident of Navarro County something like 35 years and had resided in the little town of Barry 18 years when she moved last September to Wellington with her son. She had been in failing health since having a stroke of paralysis in 1925.  When a final stroke of same disease brought death. She was 83 years old last November.
Reared a large family, 12 children, only three of whom survive her. She was a consistent member of the church of Christ , and had been for 60-odd years. She was a good neighbor and made many lasting friends wherever she lived, who join with the relatives to mourn her loss.

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Isaac Tillman Blake
Dec 27, 1877 - Oct 1, 1930

RESIDENT DRESDEN COMMUNITY PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY

BLOOMING GROVE, Oct. 1.— (Spl.)—I. T. Blake, aged 53 years, well-known resident of the Dresden community, several miles south of Blooming Grove, was discovered in a serious condition at his home early Wednesday morning, and died about 7:30 o'clock, an hour; later. Tho funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock with burial in the Dresden cemetery.
Surviving are four children, Mrs. E. C. Woodall, Purdon; Miss Lottie Lee Blake, deputy tax collector of Navarro county, Corsicana; Miss Hallie Blake, Corsicana, and Ira Blake, Blooming Grove: parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Blake, Dresden; and several brothers and sisters and other
relatives. The funeral will be directed by the McCormick Funeral company.

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Funeral Services for I. T. Blake

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon for. I. T. Blake, about 50 years of age, at Dresden cemetery He died at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning at his home south of Dresden. It is thought that he took poison at an early hour Wednesday.

Deceased is survived by his wife, and four children, Misses Lottie and Hollie Blake of Corsicana, Mrs. Woodall of Alliance Hall and Buster Blake.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, October 3, 1930

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Marie Isabelle (Tillman) Blake
Mar 24, 1848 - Oct 4, 1930

I. T. Blake died at his home last Wednesday morning. He was buried at Dresden Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. He leaves a wife and four children. Three girls and one boy. Mrs. Tell Woodall of Alliance Hall, Misses Lottie and Hallie Blake of Corsicana, Ira Blake, Dresden.
His mother lived just a few hours after his death. She never knew of her son's death. She died Saturday morning at 11:30 and was buried at Dresden Saturday afternoon at 4. She leaves her husband, J. H. Blake, two sons, and one daughter and several grandchildren. The sons are Robert Blake, Dresden, Heath Blake, Black Hills and Mrs. Hartzell Hodges of Athens. The bereaved family has the sympathy of the entire community.

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Funeral Services Held Sat. for Mrs. J. H. Blake

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Methodist church in Dresden for Mrs. Marie Bell Blake, wife of J. H. Blake of the Dresden community and interment was in the Dresden cemetery at 3:30 o'clock.
Rev. T. G. Story of Blooming Grove conducted the services. The funeral was conducted by the McCormick Funeral Home.

Mrs. Blake was 82 years old at the time of her death and had been in ill health for some time.

Mr. and Mrs. Blake moved to the Dresden community from South Carolina when they were first married and when this country was sparsely settled. They were among those pioneers who drove ox-wagons to Houston for supplies. Having gone back to South Carolina for a few years they returned to their home here in 1893 where they have lived since.

The deceased is survived by her husband, J. H. Blake, and three children, Bob Blake of Dresden; Heath Blake of Corsicana; Mrs. Hartzell Hodges of East Texas.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Oct 10, 1930

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Henry Alfred Gillean
Jan 1, 1879 - May 11, 1930

HARRY GILLEAN IS BURIED AT DRESDEN MONDAY AFTERNOON

FROST, May 12.—(SpD— Harry Gillean, aged 52, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Tom Slay, about 3 o'clock Sunday morning. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon with burial in Dresden cemetery.
The deceased had been in illhealth for several years, and was found in the yard of his home about 6 o'clock Saturday afternoon in an unconscious condition, and died without regaining consciousness.
He is survived by his sister, and one brother, Bruce, of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 12, 1930

  • Death Certificate shows his name as Henry Alfred Gillean but paper says Harry.  He is not listed in the Dresden Cem. book.

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Thomas Ashley Garrett
Jun 6, 1855 - Jul 26, 1930

Blooming Grove Resident Buried in Dresden Cemetery

BLOOMING GGROVE, July 28.
— (Spl).—T. A. Garrett, aged 75 years, died at his home here Friday night and the funeral was held and interment made in the Dresden cemetery. He was a native of Tennessee, but had resided in Navarro county for 35 years.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Joe Sisson, Mrs. Jeff Hollingsworth and Mrs. Jack McCandless, all of Blooming Grove; and Mrs. A. E. Ramsey, St. Louis; one son, George Garrett, Frost.

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Thomas Ashley Garrett
Jun 6, 1855 - Jul 26, 1930

IN MEMORY

When my mail came today, I could hardly wait to read the letter on which I noticed Blooming Grove, Texas,--but as I glanced down the first page, tears dimmed my eyes, for I saw it was bringing me the sad news, that my beloved uncle, Thomas Ashley Garrett had on July 26, at 5 a.m. departed this life.

He was 75 years, one month and 20 days old. He was born and reared near Gallatin, Tenn. He married Miss Addie May Harris, who preceded him to the grave 29 years ago. To this union was born one son and four daughters, all living.

He and his wife settled in Navarro county, Texas, where through his honest upright, straightforward dealings with his fellow man, he became a very prosperous farmer, however he was never too busy with financial affairs to attend to his Christian duties; having confessed his faith in Christ early in life, he was united with the Church of Christ growing stronger in the faith until the end.

Noted for his kind humble disposition, self sacrifice in serving others, his place cannot be filled.

Would say to the bereaved children, grandchildren, brother, sister, a host of relatives and friends grieve not, lets strive harder to more closely follow the good example of his noble Christian life, and some day we shall meet “dear daddy” and “Uncle Tom,” as he was affectionately called by us all.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. E. Walker of Corsicana, with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

A niece who lived him,
MAUDE WRIGHT WATKINS.

Three is only a mist between us,
Dead Daddy, so precious and true
Only a mist before sunrise
That hides you away from view.

Oft as we ponder at twilight,
O’er the sorrows and joys we did share,
We thank God for your sweet memory
Dear Daddy as we silently offer a prayer.

Only a mist between us, dear daddy,
Some morning the angels will come,
And there in a bright land of beauty
We will be with our darling daddy at home.

Home, beautiful home
No longer in sadness to roam,
But safe in the kingdom of glory
We will be with our loved one, at home.

Only a mist between us dear daddy,
Not many long years will it stay
“Tis growing more fleecy and golden
As early life fades fast away.

And when we are thinking so sadly
Of days all so joyous and free
It is then we are nearest our darling daddy,
And it brings sweet comfort to us.

Ones Who Loved Him,
His Children and Grandchildren, His daughter, Nellie.

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Josephine Julina Ellen (Helton) Richards
May 10, 1860  Feb. 27, 1930

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. RICHARDS IS HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Julina Richards, aged 69 years native of Georgia but long-time resident, of Navarro county, who died at her home in the Farmer community Wednesday afternoon  at 2:30 o'clock, were held from the Baptist church at Emhouse Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in the Pattison cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. M. Stanley.

Surviving are her husband, R. E. Richards; five sons, J. D. Richards, Corbet; J. G. Richards, Penelope; F. W. Richards, Pinkston; D. C. Richards, Emhouse and A. C. Richards. Emhouse; four daughters, Mrs. A. C. Gibson, Blue Grove; Mrs. Jim Watson. Emhouse: Mrs. Ed. Collins. Emhouse; and Mrs. H. K. Smith, Emhouse.

The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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John S. (Aston) Shumate
Dec 18, 1896 - Oct 24, 1918

Died at Frost.

Mrs. Frank Shumate aged 25 years, died at Frost last night and the remains were interred there today. The deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Aston.

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Jerry Wayne Loper
Aug 31, 1957 - Aug 26, 1973 

Jerry Loper

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Jerry Wayne Loper, 15, who drowned at Navarro Mills Sunday. The Rev. Mickey Loftis, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, was to officiate, with burial to follow at Rice Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, a brother, two sisters and his grandparents.

Pallbearers were to be Mike Jordan, Danny Brown, Bobby Budia, Mark Reynolds, Mike Wisdom and Terry Thomas. 

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Amanda Matilda (Stokes) Brown
Apr 15, 1848 - Jul 2, 1875

A Visit to Cryer Creek Grange No. 5. Patrons of Husbandry


The following is taken, from the Corsicana Observer of July 17, 1875, and is reproduced at the request of B. B. Fullwood, the Mrs. Brown mentioned in the article being the mother of Mr. Fullwood's wife.
The article follows On Friday the 2nd, I received a note from From Bro. Thos. B. Stokes, Worthy Master of Cryer Creek Grange informing me of the death of Sister Amanda M. Brown, consort of Brother R. T. Brown, with request to perform the burial ceremonies.
Early next morning I wended my way sorrowfully to their Grange meditating upon the sad and lonely condition of Brother Brown. On arriving at the Grange Hall I found a great many members of the order present, and all seemed to feel the solemnity of the occasion. The Grange was called to order by their W. M., who briefly stated the object
of the meeting: "To pay a last , tribute of respect to Sister Amanda Brown."
After the members had properly clothed themselves, a. procession was formed and marched to "the house of the deceased. Here we were joined with the sisters of the order, the family and the relatives of our departed sister. The procession was here reformed, with hearse and pall bearers in front , family and relatives in carriages, sisters of the order four abreast, brothers of the order by fours, neighbors and those not members of the order in the rear. The
procession thus formed and extended nearly a quarter of a mile marched to Cryer Creek cemetery, near Union Chapel. On arriving at the cemetery the members surrounded the grave, forming two circles, the sisters the inside and the brothers the outside circle, enclosing the family and relatives of our dear sister. She was then consigned to the grave. During the performance of the beautiful burial ceremonies of our order many wept, for Sister Brown was beloved by all who knew her. At the foot of the grave sat her almost broken hearted husband, with her four motherless children, the youngest only 12 days old. Near by was her aged father and mother, who very-soon will follow her to the tomb, weeping aloud for their youngest daughter, their hearts were too full to contain their sorrowful feelings—five brothers and one sister with their families comprised the sorrowful group.
Sister Brown was the youngest daughter of Wm. W. and Martha. S. Stokes, was born in Lauderdale county, Miss., the 15th day of April, 1848, was married to Bro. R.T. Brown, 19th of July 1865, came to Texas with her husband, December 1869, and settled on Chambers Creek, near her father and brothers. Her freed spirit took its flight on Friday, the 2nd inst., at 4 o'clock a. m., on unfeathered wing, rising higher than the "sphery chime," approaching.
"The living throne, the sapphire blaze, Where angels tremble while they gaze."
She was a zealous member of the Baptist church, charitable and kind to all . She was also a member of the Cryer Creek Grange No. 5, P. of H. and her presence both in the Church and Grange will be sadly missed. But God in His wisdom has called our sister home, and let us hope that our loss is her eternal gain.
We deeply sympathize with her beloved husband and children, her aged father and mother, and her bereaved relatives in the loss of one, always so kind and affectionate, ever ready to assist the afflicted and needy. May her freed spirit, be borne on light angel's wing, to the paradise above where Jesus forever reigns, forever presides; there to await the
coming of loved ones she left behind —Yes dear friends.
Fairest of earthly daughters, she Among the angelic hosts doth fly: Ten thousand sains around her be, And all together mount the sky; Lovely their forms; their joyous tongues Go thrilling up to Heaven's gate Where cherub-shouts and seraph songs Our ransomed sister's spirit wait: Silently, dear sisters, turn away Patiently, brothers, yield to death
the sway; Hopefully leave her in the tomb Until her Lord shall come.
MASTER DRESDEN G.P.H.

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John Madison Davis
Nov 24, 1874 - Jan 11, 1943

J.M. DAVIS BURIED TUESDAY AT GRANGE HALL
Funeral services for J. M. Davis, age 68 years, who died at the family home on Route No. 4 Monday, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Cryer Creek Baptist church. Rev. C. R. Rhoads officiated. Burial was in the Grange Hall cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, a son, two daughters, step-mother, three brothers., five grandchildren and other relatives.
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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William Walter Davis
Jan 18, 1875 - Dec 8, 1943

Rites Thursday for William Davis
Funeral Services for William Davis, age 67 years, who died at Chatfield Wednesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at Grange Hall cemetery, where interment was made.
Rev. Mr. Rhoades conducted the rites.
Surviving are two daughters, a sister, two brothers and other relatives.
Corley's Funeral Home directed the arrangements

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WILLIAM DAVIS OF CHATFIELD DIED ON WEDNESDAY MORNING

William Davis, age 67 years, died at Chatfield Wednesday morning. Funeral arrangements have not been completed but burial will be in Grange Hall cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kate Manley, Brownwood; Mrs. Ruby Malden, Brownwood; a sister, Mrs. Ella Evans, Chatfield; two brothers, Albert Davis, Arizona; Grover Davis, Rush Springs, and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

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Robert Lee "Bob" Davis
Mar 26, 1895 - Sep 6, 1960

Hold Services For R. L Davis

Funeral services for Robert L. (Bob) Davis, 65, were held Wednesday at 2 p. m. from Corley's Chapel. Rev. Billy Burke, pastor of the Westside Baptist church, and Rev. Claude Gordon, Rice Baptist church, minister, conducted the rites. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.
A retired farmer, Davis died early Tuesday at Memorial hospital. He was a native of Rankin, but a longtime resident of Corsicana. Survivors, other than the widow of Corsicana, are three brothers, Will Patterson, Bardwell, A. L. Patterson, Oklahoma and Elex Patterson, Big Springs, two sisters, Mrs. Lula Powell, Kemp, and Mrs. Will Evans, Athens, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Ed Blackburn, Travis Arnett , Victor Davis, L. E. Knotts, Frank Arnett and E. E. Smith.

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Claude Elizabeth (Fuller) Welch- Frederick
Nov 7, 1899 - Oct 14, 1965

Mrs. Frederick Rites Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. George Frederick, former resident of Blooming Grove and Corsicana, who died in Fort Worth Friday morning, will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery at Blooming Grove.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Josephine Flippen of Fort Worth.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kathryen Doggett, Fort Worth; two sons, Joe Welch Corsicana, and James Arthur Welch, Fort Worth; 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two sisters, a brother and other relatives.

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Maria Brooks
d. Jan 1923

Remains Sent to Kerens
The remains of Maria Brooks; a colored woman, who died here Sunday, were sent to Kerens today for burial.

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Winnie Faye (Pevehouse) Winder
Oct 3, 1917 - Jan 11, 2010

Winnie Faye Pevehouse Winder, 92, of Granbury died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Whitney. Interment: 2 p.m. in Dresden Cemetery, Blooming Grove. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Published in Star-Telegram on Jan 15, 2010

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Raymond Arthur Wheeler
Mar 18, 1938 - Jan 21, 2011
 

Raymond Arthur Wheeler, 72, passed away Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at his residence in Powell.

He was born in Allegheny, Penn. on March 18, 1938. He was a self-employed mechanic.

Survivors include his children, Donna and Martin Klug of Kingston, Okla., Jimmy and Linda Riley of Hughes Springs, Frank and Nina Baker of Diana, Mellissa and William Springfield of Hughes Springs, Paul and Olga Baker of Powell, Tanya and David Matthews of Athens, Raymond Wheeler, Laura Wheeler and Cassandra and Mike of Pennsylvania; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Susan B. Komen Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 370, Dallas, Texas 75244.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mary (Momma) Womack
July 16, 1921 - Jan 18, 2011

Mary M. Womack

Mary M. Womack, 89, resident of Corsicana, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Heritage Oaks West Retirement home.

She was born on July 16, 1921, in Howard, Kan., to Nichols and Gracie Momma. Mary received her LVN Certification from Navarro College and worked for more than 15 years caring for residents at the Twilight Home in Corsicana.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Nichols and Gracie Momma; and her husband, William Daniel Womack.

Survivors include her children, Donna and Gerald Atkeisson, Rusty and Linda Womack, and Nancy Sherrard; grandchildren, Mike and Kelly Humphries, Karl and Louann Humphries, Lori and Gilbert Hippard, Kevin and Stacy Sherrard, Stacey and Danny Sanchez, and Joanna and Keith Neff; 11 great grandchildren; she is also survived by five great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, with Pastor Rick Lamb of Northside Baptist Church officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Kathleen Elizabeth (Farmer) Calhoun
Mar 24, 1912 - Jan 18, 2011

Kathleen Elizabeth Farmer Calhoun, 98, departed this life on Jan. 18, 2011, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

She was born in Pansey on March 24, 1912, to Lydia Baker Farmer and Joe Duncan Farmer, who have preceded her in death, as well as her sisters, Lena Onstott, Inez Blackmon, and Ellen Russelll; brother, Joe D. Farmer Jr.; and also preceding her in death is her beloved husband of 55 years, Jessie Raymond ”Jake” Calhoun.

Survivors include her five children and their spouses, Sondra and Billy Moore of Whitehouse, Larry Calhoun of Barry, Shirlynn and Charles Beason of Forney, Rita and Sledge Thomas Jr., of Bedford, and Royce and Nancy Calhoun of Richardson; nine grandchildren, Kyle Calhoun, Cary Calhoun, Melanie Smith, Tamara Copeland, Clay Beason, Shawn Thomas, Brandi Williams, Cheryl Blaisdell, and Mark Calhoun; 14 great grandchildren, Sheridan, Shelby and Macy Smith, Andy and Anna Calhoun, Matthew and Austin Calhoun, Hayley, Riley and Kenley Copeland, Ann-Clayton Beason, Kailey and Ethan Thomas, and Levi Williams.

Kathleen was a lifelong faithful member of the Church of Christ, and she worshiped with various congregations in Texas, including Corsicana, Lancaster, Dallas, Mabank, and Blooming Grove. She was an avid genealogist and compiled extensive notes on family history. She was a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, having proved lineage to Caleb Wallace who was one of Stephen F. Austin's “Old Three Hundred.” Education and continual learning was important to Kathleen. She attended Mary Hardin Baylor College in Belton, and taught in public schools before she was married.   She loved to read and learn new ideas. She had been a participant in quilting clubs, Bryan School Reunions, family reunions, historical societies in Navarro County, senior citizen activities, and ladies Bible classes. Kathleen Elizabeth Calhoun will be affectionately remembered as a good daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and Christian.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Sledge Thomas Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery.  

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home., Corsicana.

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Chester Murrel Reeves
Nov. 10, 1931 - Jan 2011

Chester Murrel Reeves has been called to rest peacefully, at the age of 79, with his love ones by his side.

Born Nov. 10, 1931, in Monadale, to Hettie and J.L. Reeves Sr., Chester was the youngest of seven boys.

He was raised in Hutto, where he graduated from high school in 1949. Upon graduating from high school, Chester entered the United States Air Force and was stationed in Guam. When he completed his service for the United States, he joined the Texas Department of Public Safety and entered their Academy. He graduated from the Academy and was first stationed in Corsicana. During his time in Corsicana, he met the woman who would become the love of his life, Mary Virginia Holloway. Shortly after their marriage, Chester was transferred to San Marcos where he would complete 34 years of service as a State Trooper for the Texas Department of Public Safety. During his time of service in San Marcos, Chester was a Master Mason and Past Master of Lodge 342. He was a man of many hats and always had a story. He was very involved in community affairs and was always willing to lend his hand. He was actively involved in his grandkids lives and attended many of their games and activities. He always put his family first and his friends knew they could count on him. Chester was a great man, a loving husband, a caring father, a wonderful friend and a one of a kind grandfather. The gates of heaven have been opened for a very special angel. He will truly be missed and may he rest in peace.

Chester is preceded in death by parents, Hettie and J.L.; brothers Homer, James, Duke, Earl, and J.L. Jr.

Survivors include his brother, John Reeves; his partner and companion of 53 years, Mary Virginia Holloway; children, Billy Reeves, Vernon “Coach” Farmer, and daughter Carolyn Gilmore and husband Terry; grandsons, Tanner Reeves and wife Tiana, and Zachary Gilmore and wife Claudia; he is also survived by three great grand children Deya, Yancey, and Zayne Gilmore.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at Thomason Funeral Home, in San Marcos.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Private graveside services will be held in Hutto, TX.

Pall Bearers are Zachary Gilmore, Zayne Gilmore, Tanner Reeves, Terry Gilmore, Pee Wee Doherty, Mike Reeves and Ed Green. Honorary Pall Bearers are Bill Pruitt, Henry Brune, Ralph Meyer, Ralph McClendon, Jeff Solms, Daryl White, Bobby Kinser, and Mike Holmes.

Arangements by Thomason Funeral Home, San Marcos.

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Jeanne (Heath) Franklin-Goins
July 8, 1925 - Jan 15, 2011

Jeanne Franklin Goins, 85, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Heritage Oaks West Retirement Home in Corsicana.

She was born in Shrewsbury, Mass., on July 8, 1925, to Virgie and Harold Heath.

Mrs. Goins was preceded in death by her first husband, Clyde T. Franklin; her second husband, Shirley Goins; and she was also preceded in death by her sister, Mary White.

Survivors include her son, Barry Franklin of Corsicana; her daughter, Brenda Maxfield and husband Kenny of Corsicana; grandsons, Chris Miller and wife Lana of Dallas, and Tim Miller all of Corsicana; granddaughter, Tracy Petty and husband Kevin of Corsicana; great grandchildren, Morgan Miller, Tatum Petty, and Zane Petty all of Corsicana, and Madelyn and Sophie Miller of Dallas; sister, Doris Pearson of Florida; she is also survived by wonderful friends and special neighbors that she has had in Corsicana for many years.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr., officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Pattye Jim (Rascoe) Barr
Dec. 11, 1943 - Jan 16, 2011

Pattye Jim Rascoe Barr passed away Sunday, Jan. 16 after a courageous two year battle with cancer.

Born Dec. 11, 1943, to Jimmie Lou and Romia Lee Rascoe in Corsicana. Pattye attended school in Corsicana until 1957, when her family moved to Midland. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, as a member of the class of 1962. She worked in the administrative field and retired from Schlumberger in Midland before returning to Corsicana. She accepted Christ at an early age and loved the Baptist church. She was a member of Crestview Baptist Church in Midland and joined the Mildred Baptist Church when she relocated to Corsicana. Until her health prevented her participation, she was a member of the Corsicana Cloggers and loved to perform with them. She was an avid artist and reader, and a lover of animals. Her gorgeous smile and contagious laugh will be greatly missed.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Jimmie Lou Bush Gan; father, Romia Lee Rascoe, who paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country in World War II; and she was also preceded in death by her husband, George Barr.

She is survived by daughter, Luann Demmler of Midland; son, Chad Barr and wife Amy of Beaufort, S.C.; grandchildren, Brandon Brant, Kristin Brant, and Chris Slaughter; brother, Robert Rascoe and wife Michelle of Emory; sister, Janie Rascoe Pollard of Corsicana; brother, Dan Summerall and wife Patti of Corsicana; she is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, during a family visitation at Corley Funeral Home. Interment will be at a later date in Midland.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation to the American Cancer Society or Cedar Lake home Health and Hospice , 625 N. Main St., Corsicana, TX 75151, who were very helpful during these last days.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Helen Oreada (Littlejohn) Welch
October 31, 1920 - Jan 13, 2011

Helen Oreada (Littlejohn) Welch, age 90, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2011 at Medical City Hospital in Dallas. She was born October 31, 1920 to the late Gus and Eliza Littlejohn in Frost. She was a member of Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Robert Welch, and sons, Billy Joe Welch and Robert Earl Welch.

She is survived by her son, Ronnie Welch and wife Diane, daughter Lynda Arnold and husband Terry Arnold Sr., and daughter-in-law Shirley Welch. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grand children and 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Rex Bower, Sr. and numerous nieces and nephews that she loved dearly. Oreada loved her family - momma, daddy, sisters, brother, nieces, nephews, all their kids and extend families. She loved the Littlejohn reunions and the times they were all together.

Visitation with the family will be held on Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be at 3 p.m. on Monday, January 17, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dave Alexander of Memorial Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Ron L. Anderson
Feb 2, 1951 - Jan 13, 2011

Ron L. Anderson began his life in his new home with God on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011.

He was born on Feb. 2, 1951, in Dallas, to Clyde Leon and Bobbie Maureen Anderson and lived each day to the fullest. He loved to be outdoors, hunting, fishing, and just soaking up all that this earth had to offer. He loved spending time with his friends and family as much as he possibly could, and was always there for them anytime he could help. He will be greatly missed by the many that loved him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Leon and Bobbie Maureen Anderson; and a brother, Robert Dennis Anderson.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Karen Anderson; son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Brooke Anderson; daughter and son-in-law, Missy and Jason Blake; grandchildren, Dylynn Anderson, Krislynn Putman, Kassidy, Dylan and Jacie Blake; great-grandson, Jaxon McGraw; he is also survived by numerous other family members and close friends.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Guthrie and the Rev. Jimmy Daugherty officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ron Anderson Memorial Fund at Community National Bank & Trust at 321 N. 15th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

The family wishes to express their thanks to First Family Hospice for the outstanding care and concern of their loved one during his time of illness.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Ron L. Anderson began his life in his new home with God on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011.

He was born on Feb. 2, 1951, in Dallas, to Clyde Leon and Bobbie Maureen Anderson and lived each day to the fullest. He loved to be outdoors, hunting, fishing, and just soaking up all that this earth had to offer. He loved spending time with his friends and family as much as he possibly could, and was always there for them anytime he could help. He will be greatly missed by the many that loved him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Leon and Bobbie Maureen Anderson; and a brother, Robert Dennis Anderson.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Karen Anderson; son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Brooke Anderson; daughter and son-in-law, Missy and Jason Blake; grandchildren, Dylynn Anderson, Krislynn Putman, Kassidy, Dylan and Jacie Blake; great-grandson, Jaxon McGraw; he is also survived by numerous other family members and close friends.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Guthrie and the Rev. Jimmy Daugherty officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ron Anderson Memorial Fund at Community National Bank & Trust at 321 N. 15th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

The family wishes to express their thanks to First Family Hospice for the outstanding care and concern of their loved one during his time of illness.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun

Bobby Jo (George) Dyar
Apr 18, 1925 - Dec 22, 2010

Bobby Jo George Dyar, 85, died on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at The Laurels in Charlottesville, Va., of complications from a recent fall. Her daughter Martha Jane Lacasse and husband Rich Lacasse, her primary caretakers for the past year, were with her at her bedside as she passed away.

Bobby was born on April 18, 1925, in Blooming Grove, to the late Mattie Sue Harris and Carey Derward George, of Corsicana.

She was also preceded in death by her devoted husband of 59 years, retired Capt. of the Navy Joseph Eugene Dyar of Carnesville, Ga.; son, James Legrand Dyar of Tempe, Ariz.; she is also preceeded in death by a much loved younger sister, Martha Sue Beard of Waco.

After graduating from Corsicana High School, Bobby attended Texas State College for Women with her sister Carolyn Jane Dunn Taylor, also of Corsicana. In 1946 she married the young Naval officer Joseph and began her life as a “gypsy” moving with him every few years to new locations, among them Florida, California, Hawaii, and Rhode Island. Together they also raised three children and made many new friends along the way. When Joe retired from the Navy in 1969, they settled in Falls Church, Va., and spent the next 34 years keeping in touch with their many friends and their growing family. They traveled in North America and Europe with sister Jane and her husband John Taylor, and on “Corsicana” tours to Great Britain with the Stroubes. Bobby also enjoyed attending reunions of a Corsicana-based group of friends, who nick-named themselves the “Vestal Virgins.” Bobby and Joe even traveled to Australia, by way of Fiji, Tahiti, and New Zealand, to visit their daughter Jane, her husband Rich and their three young children, who were living there at the time. As the number of grandchildren grew, every summer Bobby and Joe hosted the family in ever larger beach homes along the southeast coast, for some of the most cherished times of their lives. In 2003 the Dyars moved to Charlottesville to be near their children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her sister, Carolyn Jane Dunn Taylor of Corsicana; daughters, Sue Ellis Dyar and Martha Jane Lacasse and her husband Richard, all of Charlottesville; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren, Laura Nebelung and husband Trent, and baby Clementine, of Phoenix, Ariz., Kathleen Knight and husband James of Columbus, OH; Caroline Dyar of Carrboro, NC; Michael Lacasse and wife Emily, and sons, Joshua, Matthew, Benjamin, and baby Evalyne of Flagstaff, Ariz.; Andrew Lacasse and wife Jillian of Buckeye, W.Va.; and Daniel Lacasse of McLean, Va.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home, located in Corsicana. Interment will be at the Harris-George family plot, in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery located in Retreat.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, Va., 22911, or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Virginia Ann “Beanie” (Ingenthron) McElroy
Feb 14, 1932 - Jan 10, 2011

Virginia Ann “Beanie” McElroy, age 78, died on Jan. 10, 2011, at Navarro Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a long fight with emphysema.

She was born on Feb. 14, 1932, to Radford and Mabel Ingenthron in Davenport, Okla.

All Beanie ever really wanted to be was a wife and mother — and what a tremendous success she was! She and Bob had four beautiful children, Robbi, Pete, Radona, and Sam. They were her greatest joy, multiplied by the addition of their spouses, Austin, Terry, Keith, and Valerie. She embraced them as her own and was thrilled to become a grandmother 11 times, welcoming Kristi, Wesley, Jesse, Byron, Kodi, Nathan, Daniel, Sarah, Tyler, Ryan, and Madison. Two years ago she was delighted at becoming the great grandmother of Brooklyn and so enjoyed watching Robbi become a Grandmother. One of Beanie’s favorite sayings was “love is the only thing that multiplies as it is divided,” and that was certainly the case with each addition to her family.

In 1974, after her children were older, she entered the real estate world, becoming an associate and partner with Peggy Watts and to this day, Beanie and Peggy were close and dear friends. Beanie had a successful career because, as always, she put the best interest of others above her own. She retired from the real estate business in 1989 to, not surprisingly, spend more time with her greatest passion, her growing family. Although she was restricted by her own health issues, she was able and willing to help others with theirs. Beanie was a long time member of First Christian Church in Corsicana, and taught Sunday school classes for many years. She was always eager to see the kids on Sunday and they were excited to be in her presence. She was a gracious lady, filled with compassion, love, and laughter that she easily shared with others.

Her favorite charities were St. Judes Children’s Hospital, Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, and Angelman Syndrome Foundation. Locally she was a strong supporter of the Salvation Army and the Food Pantry.

In lieu of flowers, she would encourage your gifts to any of those organizations or, of course, to any charity that you might choose.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home with Robert Bruce McElroy officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Jimmie L. Hawkins
Sept 17, 1927 - Jan 10, 2011

Jimmie L. Hawkins, age 83, passed peacefully to the Lord on January 10, 2011, in Corsicana.

He was born in Kerens, Sept. 17, 1927, and was preceded in death by parents Laura Mae and Ira B. “Pete” Hawkins, and by his sister Linda Hawkins Berry.

During his working life in Corsicana he was employed by Texas Miller (Adam Hats), Chattanooga Glass, and he established Big H Tire in 1975.

Jimmie lived life to the fullest, enjoying hunting in Colorado, fishing in Matagorda, flying model airplanes, participating in the Shriner organization, and having family gatherings.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Wanda Garner Hawkins; daughter, Karen Hawkins Fenton and husband Al of Houston; son, Tommy Hawkins and wife Cindy of Corsicana; brothers, Roy Glenn “Shorty” Hawkins and wife Betty, and Daniel Wayne Hawkins and wife Laverne, all of Athens; sister, Gladys Collins of Tyler; he is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wesley Methodist Church – Food Committee, 3308 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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John K. Beck Sr
Dec 28, 1920 - Jan 9, 2011

John K. Beck Sr. lived a full life that was devoted to the Lord, to his family, and to community service. He was born Dec. 28, 1920, in Kerens, the son of John Caleb and Clyde Daniel Beck.

Beck died on Jan. 9, 2011, at his beloved ranch outside of Kerens due to heart failure.

He was a rancher and a petroleum landman, but earlier in his life he worked for Elmin Howell’s Car Dealership as a bookkeeper. In the 1950s he raised English shepherd cattle dogs for a national market. Much of his life was spent in Democratic Party politics. In the late 1950s, Beck worked with Burton Sneed and Beatrice Jones to help African Americans vote, almost a decade before the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed. He was the Democratic Party County Chairman in Navarro County for 16 years and served on the Kerens City Council for about a decade in the 1960s. He played a leadership role in the efforts that brought a hospital to Kerens in the late 1960s. He was a member of the Kerens Presbyterian Church from an early age, he served that congregation as a member of the session, treasurer, Sunday school teacher, and occasionally as a replacement pastor for well over fifty years.

Beck married Cornelia “Kenna” Watson on April 25, 1959. After living in Philadelphia for six weeks, the couple made their home in Kerens. They have two children, Dr. Nancy Clyde Beck Young and Dr. John Keitt Beck Jr. Nancy is

married to Dr. Mark E. Young, and they live in Houston with their son, Thomas Eldon Young. John Keitt is married to Shari Beck, and they live in Corsicana with their children, John Keitt Beck III, Rudy Andrew Beck, and Sarah Ann Beck.

Visitation is at Paschal Funeral Home from 5 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011.

Funeral services will be at the Kerens Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, the Reverends Charles A. Reese, Lynette Soloman, and Johnny Vannibuls will officiate. Pallbearers are Brian Arnold, A.L. Atkeisson, Bobby Henderson, Brett Latta, Henry Lindsey, Gerald Thomas, and Randy Tolliver. Honorary pallbearers are Collie Bluitt, Chad Clemente, Eddie Lee Hall, Joseph Edward Hall, Willie Hall, Richard Jennings, and Michael Zwernemann.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Tommy Ogden Harrell
Dec 8, 1933 - Jan 8, 2011

Tommy Ogden Harrell, left the pain of this life behind at 11:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 2011, at Navarro Regional Hospital surrounded by his family.

He was born Dec. 8, 1933, to W.C. and Mary Elliott Harrell in Emhouse. Tommy was retired from TI in Dallas.

He is preceded in death by his parents, W.C. and Mary Elliott; in-laws, J.E. “Chuck” and Nadine Reid; two brothers, Joe Dean and Morris Harrell; son-in-law, Scott Hippard; and brother-in-law, Don Hadley.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, June Reid Harrell; three children, Pam Hippard, Joe and Sherrie Harrell, Lisa and Bennie Scarbrough; seven grandchildren, Christie and Chris Deporto, Mike Hippard, Andrea and Robert Riggs, Justin and Julie Scarbrough, Garrett and Haley Harrell, Kristin Scarbrough, Andy Hicken, and Clay Harrell; nine great grandchildren, Vanessa, Niki, Marie and Austin Deporto, Amber and Bradie Hippard, Lane Riggs, Riley and Conner Scarbrough; one great great grandchild, Schyler Hippard; brother, Travis and Betty Harrell; sisters, Margaret Applewhite, Reeda Hadley, Linda and W.J. Armstrong, and Kay and Bobby Reagan; he is also survived by numerous nieces , nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at Pattison Cemetery with Bro. Gary Johnson officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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John Forest Green, Jr.
 

Forrest Green left on Jan. 8, 2011, to give an accounting to the Lord for his 89 years on earth.

Born in Freestone County, reared in Arlington, Texas, he had resided in Navarro County since 1964, on his ranch west of Emhouse. W.W.II ended his higher education after two years of college studying Aero-Engineering, which fit well in his duties as a fighter pilot. He became a decorated officer serving a tour of duty in China under Gen. Chenault’s “Flying Tigers.” He rose to the rank of Major in the Air Force. Forrest was fond of saying that if a man can love inanimate objects, he loved the P-38 Lightning and the Model A Ford. He started work after the war for the U.S. Post Office for more than a decade, with the last five years as a postal inspector. Next, he worked briefly for Bell Helicopter, before moving his tree brand ranch from Arlington to Navarro County, where he variously chaired the County Beef Committee, the Federal Land Bank, and the Navarro Historical Commission.

In response to political scandals in the Texas Legislature, he ran for said body and was elected 4 times as the Representative for Ellis and Navarro County from 1973 to 1980. He was appointed Chairman of the Agriculture and Livestock Committee for the 66th session, thereafter he chose to retire, refusing to become a career politician. He enjoyed his service with the Navarro College Foundation Board, making numerous gifts to the College, and local museums on campus. A published autobiography of his life is on file in the genealogy section of the Corsicana Public Library and at the Fielder Museum in Arlington.

A life long bachelor, he will be buried next to his mother, Pauline Green Brandt in the family plot in Arlington.

Survivors include his sister, Paula Green Moore of Arlington; and nephew, Hugh M. Moore, also of Arlington.

Funeral services will be at Corley Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, with the Rev. Otis Conner, and the Rev. Gary Johnson officiating. There will be a brief graveside service at 3 p.m. at Parkdale Cemetery, located in Arlington.

Pallbearers are Oliver Albritton, Bobby Armstrong, Mike Gage, Jim Howard, Oran Howell, Robert Keathley, Brian Matthews, and Wayne Nelson. Honorary Pallbearers are members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Navarro College Foundation Board, as well as Dr. C. David Campbell, Dr. J. D. Carroll, and Dr. Ray D. Carroll.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Navarro College Foundation at 3100 W. Collin Street, Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Ola Mae (Sharp) Odle
July 15, 1921 - Jan 8, 2011

Ola Mae Odle, 89, of Frost, passed away Jan. 8, 2011, at her residence.

She was born July 15, 1921, in Oklahoma to Andrew J. Sharp and Bessie Stogdill Sharp.

She is preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Odle; and by two daughters, Annie Gorden and Betty Graves.

Survivors include her daughter, Frances Rasco of Frost; six grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; she is also survived by twenty-three great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at Dresden Cemetery with Bro. Ricky Woodall officiating. Pallbearers will be Donnie Moses, Eric McGill, James Williams, Johnny Campbell, Delton Northcutt and Chris Montgomery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Ronald Glade Westbrook
Feb 25, 1947 - Jan 8, 2011

Ronald Glade Westbrook, passed away in a Dallas hospital on Jan. 8, 2011.

He was born in Navarro County, on Feb. 25, 1947, to Clyde Glade Westbrook and Ruby Nell Shelton.

Ronald was raised in Kerens and then joined the U. S. Army in the Corps of Engineers during the Vietnam war. After the service, Ronald started working for TU Electric where he was the power plant manager. He lived in Trinidad for sixteen years. Ronald worked for TU Electric for twenty-nine years. He received his associate’s degree from Navarro College.

Survivors include his sons, Cory Westbrook and wife Cara of Wylie, and Wesley Westbrook of Kaufman; companion, Pamela Carter Westbrook of Kaufman; sisters, Susan Westbrook and Pam Denman; grandson, Landon Ryan Westbrook; he is also survived by many other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazzett.

Arrangements by Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home, Kaufman.

 


Martha Ruth Ashe
Sept 6, 1963 - Jan 6, 2011

Martha Ruth Ashe, 47, of Kerens, passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at her home.

She was born Sept. 6, 1963, in Houston, to Irene Lewis Ashe and Claude Harmon Ashe. Martha was a proud graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism. Soon after graduating, she began working at the Corsicana Daily Sun as a reporter covering the education beat. Martha worked at the Daily Sun from about 1987 until 1994, was known for her fearlessness, and was only 26 years old when she was promoted to the position of editor. Her friends and coworkers knew her as bright, eager, funny, and confidant in her ability to cover the “tough stories.” After leaving the Daily Sun, she went on to work in Alexandria, La., and at then at the Waco Tribune-Herald as a reporter.

Survivors include her mother, Irene Ashe; brother, James Ashe and wife Carolyn of Vienna, Va.; sister, Barbara Wooster and husband Jerry of Baytown; partner, Wally Palma of Kerens; nephews, Cameron Kolaja of Houston, Colton Kolaja of Austin, and James Ashe and William Ashe of Vienna, Va.

Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Jacquelyn Elizabeth "Jackie" (Cooper) Tyus
June 26, 1927 - Jan 3, 2011

Jacquelyn Elizabeth "Jackie" Cooper Tyus of Mesquite passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Baylor Hospital of Plano.

Jackie was born in Kerens, on June 26, 1927.

She was preceded in death by her husband Billy B. Tyus; parents, R.C. and Opal Cooper; daughter-in-law, Roberta Tyus; and grandchildren, Will Fisher, Robert Tyus, and Timothy Tyus.

Survivors include her children, Camelia Browder and husband Hardy, Jerry Tyus and wife Janice , Bill Tyus, and Rose Hoffer and husband David; eight grandchildren; she is also survived by 10 great grandchildren.

The Funeral Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Lakeside Baptist Church, in Dallas. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Dade Cemetery, in Streetman.

Arrangements by Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home, Dallas.

Kimberly Sue Williams
Sep 5, 1964 - Jan 7, 2011

Kimberly Sue Williams, 46, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 7, 2011, surrounded in love by her family and friends.

She is survived by her three children and son-in-law, Sunny and Jeremiah Banks, Clay Williams and Rachele Williams; her two much loved beautiful granddaughters, Lexi and Brynna Banks; her parents, Emmett and Jackie Prickett; seven sisters and a brother, Jackie and Michael Allen, Regina and Steve Simmons, Tammy and Mike Bell, Karen and Keith Seago, Darla Spitler, Emily and Stacy Stuckly, Harold and Stephanie Prickett and Maudie and Danny West; many nieces, nephews, family and friends who will miss her kind and generous soul.

She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Maudie Kinsel; grandfather, Emmett ONeal Prickett; and grandparents, Loney and Oscar Galloway.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2010, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. E.C. Prickett Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Harold Prickett, Christopher Garner, Allen West, Justin West, David Stuckly and Don Stuckly.

Honorary pallbearers are Trace Prickett, Bandy Phillips and Manual Sanchez.

A luncheon will follow at Retreat City Hall.


Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Ella Lorene Hutchison
Mar 24, 1936 - Jan 5, 2011

Corsicana — Ella Lorene Hutchison, 74, of Corsicana passed away Jan. 5, 2011. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Prairie Point Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Rosie Mae Brown
Jan 10, 1927 - Jan 4, 2011

Corsicana — Rosie Mae Brown, 83, of Elm Flatt in Powell, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, in Lancaster. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, in Powell, with the Rev. Arilla Moore officiating. Interment will be at Elm Flat Cemetery, in Powell.
 


Johnnie Washington Broussard

BROUSSARD Johnnie Washington Broussard- Age 84 of Foley, AL, passed away on January 06, 2011. He was a United States Navy Veteran serving during World War II. After the war he joined the United States Coast Guard and served until he retired. He is survived by his wife, Mary Fran Broussard of Foley, AL; one son, John (Peg) Broussard of Foley; one daughter, Leilani (Mike) Capp of Foley, AL; one sister, Ann Anderson of Kaufman, TX; eight grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 1:30 PM at Styx River RV Resort, Styx River Road, Robertsdale, AL Arrangements by Cason Funeral Service, Foley, AL

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