Rev. O. E. Permenter|
Jan 30, 1924 - Aug 12, 2011
Rev. O.E. Permenter, resident of Corsicana, went to be with
his Lord and Savior on Friday afternoon, Aug. 12, 2011, at
He was born in Center, Texas, on Jan. 30, 1924, to Claude O.
Permenter and Annie Mae Kimbro Permenter. O.E. served his
country in World War II in the United States Army and the
Merchant Marines. He earned a scholarship to play football
at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he received a
bachelor's and a master's degree. On June 23, 1949, he
married Genell Godley in Cayuga, Texas, and he taught school
and coached for six years. He answered God’s call to the
ministry and received a Master of Divinity Degree from the
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1960. For 50
plus years, he pastored churches in Oklahoma, Texas, and
Maryland. During his entire ministry, he was devoted to
mission work. He led and participated in mission trips in
the Rio Grande Valley, Mexico, Belize, and Haiti, helping
those in need.
O.E. was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers,
C.O. Permenter and Bill Permenter.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Genell Permenter of
Corsicana; daughter Cinda and Marcus Melton of Blooming
Grove, and son Mark and Selma Permenter of Arlington;
grandchildren and spouses Julie and Drew Barfield of
Arlington, Shellie and Ryan Razloznik of San Antonio, Zack
and Brittany Melton of Waxahachie, Sara Permenter of
Arlington, and great granddaughter Samantha Melton of
Waxahachie. Also, he is survived by two sisters, Faye
Thornton and Shirley Stockwell, both of Dallas, and a number
of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14,
2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug., 15,
2011, at First Baptist Church in Corsicana with the Rev.
Danny Reeves, the Rev. B.F. Risinger, and the Rev. Tony Neal
officiating. Interment will be at
Pallbearers will be Calvin Knauth, Billy Willingham, Jim
Brondstadt, R.M. Bowden, Blaine Johnson, and Wayne Rose.
For those wishing to make a donation, they may be made to
the First Baptist Church Building Expansion Fund, 510 West
Collin Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Jerrie Sue (Hollifield) French
Dec 29, 1957 - Aug 12, 2011
Jerrie Sue French went to be with her Lord and Savior after
a long battle with cancer on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011.
She was born Dec. 29, 1957, in Corsicana to Harold and Nelda
Sue Hollifield. She was a loving wife and mother. She was a
nurse for 33 years caring for many patients with love.
Survivors include husband Ricky French of Dawson; son and
daughter-in-law, Ricky and Marybeth French of Midlothian;
brother, Harold Glenn Hollifield of Corsicana; sisters Dana
Colvin and husband Jay of Kerens, Shauna Duke and husband
Josh of Kerens; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Service will be 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Josie Mae (Benton) Greenlee-McClendon
June 5, 1914 - Aug 11, 2011
Graveside services for Josie McClendon were held at 2 p.m.
Satuday, Aug. 13, 2011 at Waco Memorial Park in Waco, with
the Rev. Bill Hoffman officiating.
Mrs. McClendon passed away Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. She was
born June 5, 1914, in Frost, a community forever dear to her
heart. She was the daughter of William Jackson Benton and
Josephine Ivy Benton. Mrs. McClendon was a registered nurse
for 40 years, retiring in 1975 from the Schumpert Cardiac
Unit. She was a resident of Shreveport since 1962 and an
active member of First Baptist Church Shreveport.
Mrs. McClendon was preceded in death by her parents;
husband, Ernest Ross Greenlee; husband, Vasco Houston
McClendon; and son-in-law, Edward Bean.
Survivors include two daughters, Martha Bean, and Gloria
Smith and husband, Ivan. She is also survived by her
sister-in-law, Eleanor Benton. Mrs. McClendon is further
survived by six grandchildren, Melinda Bean Voda and husband
Jan, Robert Bean and wife Sue, Lisa Smith Hodges, Ivan Smith
III and wife Ashley, Emily Smith Genovese and Jonathan Ross
Smith and wife Lauren; and nine great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Glen
Retirement Village, 403 East Flournoy-Lucas Road,
Shreveport, LA 71115; Frost Cemetery, c/o Frost Cemetery
Association, P.O. Box F, Frost Texas 76641; or to the
charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements by Osborn Funeral Home, Shreveport, La.
LA - Graveside
will begin at
2:00 p.m. on
13, 2011, at
Park in Waco,
August 11, 2011.
She was born on
June 5, 1914, in
Frost Texas, a
forever dear to
her heart. She
was the daughter
Ivy Benton. Mrs.
McClendon was a
for 40 years,
retiring in 1975
She was a
1962 and an
active member of
death by her
Edward Bean. She
survived by two
Gloria Smith and
She is also
survived by her
survived by six
Robert Bean and
wife, Sue, Lisa
Ivan Smith, III
Ross Smith and
and nine great
Clara Cole for
care and to the
staff of The
Hospice. In lieu
may be made to
PO Box F, Frost,
TX 76641 or to
the charity of
Bobby Allen McAfee, JR.
September 9, 1951 ~ May 9, 2011
Bobby Allen McAfee, Jr., 59, of Angleton, passed away
Monday, May 9, 2011.
Bobby was born September 9, 1951 in Corsicana, TX to
Bobby Allen, Sr. and Johnnie Nell McAfee.
Huck loved fishing and listening to music.
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 12, 2011 form 6:00
p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Palms Funeral Home, Angleton,
TX. Funeral services will be Friday, May 13, 2011 at
1:00 p.m. at Palms Funeral Home. Burial will be at
Matagorda Cemetery in Matagorda, TX at 3:00 p.m. on
He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby A. McAfee,
Sr. Survivors include his mother; Johnnie N. Reandeau,
children, Bobby A. McAfee, III, Shannon McAfee, Julian
McAfee and Jennifer McAfee, grandchildren, Chantz McAfee
and Gage McAfee, brothers, Danny McAfee, Hal McAfee and
Aug 29, 2011 - Aug 29, 2011
Jordan Faith Wilson, daughter of Paul and JoLynn Wilson was born
August 29, 2011 at 10:21 p.m. and slipped peacefully into the arms
of Jesus at that time. She was welcomed to Heaven by big sister,
Molly Paige; her Pepaw, David Garland; aunt Kristine Stark Girouex;
cousin Tori Jade Peavler; and great-grandfathers H.H. Garland, Joe
Coleman, and Odie Stewart.
Left behind to miss and love her are her parents, Paul and JoLynn;
grandparents, Alan and Randy Wilson of Corsicana and Glenn and Jody
Blanchard of Rice; her aunts and uncles, David and Aileen Wilson of
Grand Prairie, Joel Garland of Burleson, Lisa Hawkinson and Danny
Townley of Corsicana, and Nancy and Jeff Barton of Ardmore, Okla.,
Teresa and Chris Cuthbertson of Austin, and Tim and Debbie Gorden of
Carrollton; cousin, Haley Garland of Corsicana; and
great-grandmothers, Lola Coleman, Ruby Garland, and Ruby Stewart all
of Corsicana. In addition she is mourned by Aunt Molly, Uncle
Richard, Ben and Sammy Barlow of Chatfield, and God parents, Chad
and Kimberly Freeze of Corsicana. Jordan has cousins too numerous to
list here, but they know how important they are to us.
The family wishes to thank the magnificent nursing staff on the
third floor of Navarro Regional Hospital. Their kindness and
excellent care are so appreciated. Also, we thank Dr. Bill Cook for
his heroic measures during this time. His expertise, his loving
spirit, and amazing care will never be forgotten.
Thank you to our prayer warriors for their unwavering support as
they stormed the gates of Heaven on Jordan’s behalf. Last, but not
least, we thank the wonderful people of the Navarro County Sheriff’s
Department and Rice Independent School District.
Private services will be conducted by Pastor Rick Lamb on Saturday,
Sept. 3, 2011 at Marshall
Cemetery in Corbet, Texas under the direction of Corley Funeral
If you are so moved, please donate baby items in Jordan’s name to
the Northside Baptist Church Care Center at 2800 North Beaton
Street, Corsicana, TX 75110
June 29, 1917 - Aug 30, 2011
June Deskin Humphries, loving mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother, and friend, went home to be with her Lord
on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, after a long and courageous
battle with cancer. She was 94 years old.
June was born in Bazette, Texas, on June 29, 1917, and lived
in Corsicana most of her life. For the past ten years, her
home was with her daughter, Shelby and son-in-law Gil in
North Richland Hills, Texas.
She loved her morning cup of coffee and the quiet times
spent reading her Bible at the start of each day. Her
favorite pastimes were reading Christian books and playing
cards around the table with her family. She attended church
at North Richland Hills Church of Christ with her daughter
and son-in-law until her health declined.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Ray Humphries,
and daughter, Shirley June Humphries.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Shelby June Montalvo
and husband Gil; granddaughters, Angela June Hines, Paula
Rae McPeters and Sandy Mahoney; grandson, Rick Montalvo; and
great-grandchildren, Taylor Heaton, Cory Hines, Shaun
McPeters, Shannon McPeters, Dawson McPeters, Ashley Montalvo,
Brittini Montalvo, Zachary Mahoney, Melissa Mahoney, and
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Texas at 6100
Western Place, Suite 500, Ft. Worth, Texas 76107.
Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home. Services
will be held on Friday, September 2, 2011, at 2 p.m. at
Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Scott Heaton
officiating. Burial will follow at
Pallbearers are David Hines, Tommy McPeters, Roger Mahoney,
Deskin Johnson, Cory Hines and Ole Olsen.
Sarah Louise (Worsham)
July 12, 1938 - Aug 27, 2011
Louise Hinkle, resident of Fort Worth, passed away on
Saturday morning, Aug. 27, 2011, at her residence at the age
She was born on July 12, 1938 in Corsicana to Raymond
Worsham and Geneva Watson Worsham.
Sarah is preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers,
James and Jerry Worsham.
Survivors include her children, Holley Anthony of Fort
Worth, Brian Hinkle and his wife Karen of San Antonio, and
Kelly Wessels and her husband Jeff of Cleburne; eight
grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brothers and
sisters, Rayneva Marr of Barry, Ray Worsham of Nacogdoches,
Patsy Gorden of Barry, and Charles Worsham of Barry.
Graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug, 30,
2011, at Pattison
Cemetery in Emhouse with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Aug 24, 1922 - Aug 28, 2011
Hollingsworth, 89, of Hillsboro passed away Sunday, Aug. 28,
2011 at Providence Health Care Center in Waco.
Lewis was born in Raleigh, Texas Aug. 24, 1922. He attended
school in Blooming Grove, graduating in
1940. There he met Imogene “Jean” Shell and they were
married Sept. 14, 1942. He then served his country during
World War II as
a member of the 82nd Airborne, where he was in the Glider
Infantry. He fought battles in Germany, England, France and
Holland, including the Battle of the Bulge. Lewis was a
highly decorated soldier. Among his many medals, and the one
of which he was most proud, was the “Silver Star Medal.”
At the age of 14, Lewis went to work for the funeral home in
Blooming Grove digging graves. This step would lead to a
lifetime of service as a funeral director and embalmer.
Following the war, Lewis completed mortuary school and
received his embalmer’s license in December of 1948. During
the 1950’s he worked with Marshall & Marshall in Hillsboro
before purchasing his own funeral home in Itasca. He owned
and operated Hollingsworth Funeral Home in Itasca until he
sold it in 1972 and it became Clayton Kay Funeral Home. Over
the next three decades he assisted at many area funeral
homes including another tour with Marshall & Marshall and
also Porter Funeral Home in Mexia until 2009.
After his retirement, he owned a real estate business and
also helped his wife, Jean, managing rental properties, and
as owners of Shell’s Ladies Wear in Hillsboro, which has
been in continuous business since 1956.
Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and
Ethel (Lewis) Hollingsworth; brother, Charlie Lee
Hollingsworth; and son, Joe Don Hollingsworth.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Hollingsworth of Hillsboro;
son, Jim Hollingsworth and wife Doris of Whitney; sisters,
Bernice Prater, Mavis Lusk, and Odessa Smith all of Blooming
Grove; and three grandchildren, Shelley Hollingsworth, Ryan
Hollingsworth and wife, Tiffany, and Jayme Cox.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 at
the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31,
2011 at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in
Hillsboro with Rev. Vivian Sumrow officiating. Burial will
follow at Ridge Park Cemetery in Hillsboro.
Memorials may be made to the Hill County Paw Pals, P.O. Box
1533, Hillsboro, Texas 76645.
May 3, 1938 - Aug 27, 2011
Beverlye June Jones of Corsicana passed away suddenly at
her home Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 while tending to her
beloved yard, trees and plants.
She was born May 3, 1938 in Coolidge, Texas to Henry
Alonzo and Gertie Mae Armstrong Jones. Her husband and
Coolidge High School sweetheart, James (Jim) Doyle
Jones, also born in Coolidge, Texas, preceded her in
death and had promised to meet her at the gates of
heaven when she got there. She and Jim were active for
many years in the Texas Lions Club. She was active at
First Baptist Church of Corsicana, where she was a
member. She enjoyed and always spoke fondly of her
friends from her Sunday School class.
She was mother to Sheryl Guardiani of Alexandria, VA,
and Jayson Jones of Katy, Texas; and grandmother to
Daniel Guardiani, also of Alexandria, Va., and Joseph
Jones of Hunstville, Texas.
There will be a short burial service Thursday, Sept. 1,
2011 at the Coolidge Cemetery Chapel at 10 a.m. All who
knew Beverlye are welcome to attend.
To honor her and celebrate her life, there will be a
Memorial Service held in the First Baptist Church
Corsicana Chapel at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011,
followed by a reception in the church fellowship hall.
Arrangements are being provided by Blair-Stubbs Funeral
Home in Mexia.
Frances (Bowden) Weaver
Aug 7, 1922 - Aug 29, 2011
Bowden Weaver, 89, went to be with the Lord Monday, Aug. 29,
2011. She was born Aug. 7, 1922 in Tupelo, Texas and married
Dale E. Weaver in 1949. She graduated from Rice High School
and attended Business School.
Our precious Mother and Nanny loved her family only second
to the love she had for her Lord and Savior. She delighted
in making your favorite food and she did it well. Frances
was a humble, servant-hearted person who loyally loved all
those around her and served them unconditionally. She was
the definition of a caregiver. She was a longtime members of
Fielder Road Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Dale
Weaver; parents, John and Leona Bowden; brothers, Scott
Bowden, J.R. Bowden, and Bobby Bowden.
is survived by her son, John Weaver and wife, Debi;
daughter, Elayne Ruthart; grandchildren, Stephen Schultz,
Lindsey Ruthart and Courtney Weaver; brother, Jack Bowden
and wife Mary Helen; sisters-in-law, Ann Weaver and Charlene
Bowden; and cousins, nieces, nephews and many loved ones.
Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday, Aug. 31,
2011 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1,
2011 at Rice Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Morris officiating.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1,
2011 at Fielder Road Baptist Church, Arlington.
Pallbearers are Scott Bowden, Tom Bowden, Stan Hicks, Dick
Ruthart, Ken Ruthart, and Stephen Schultz.
B. Jeff Stone
Apr 24, 1936 - Aug 26, 2011
B. Jeff Stone, age 75, of Corsicana passed away on Friday,
Aug. 26, 2011, at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.
B. Jeff Stone was born in San Antonio on April 24, 1936. He
is the youngest of three boys born to parents, Aaron and
Elaine Stone. He grew up in San Antonio where he attended
two high schools — South San Antonio and Southside; he also
attended San Antonio College.
B. Jeff Stone was interested in music from an early age. His
mother purchased his first guitar when he was eight years
old; it was a Silvertone sold by Sears-Roebuck. After many
broken strings and months of getting on the nerves of family
and friends, he learned the basic chords and progressions
and has been playing the guitar since!
In his early teens, Jeff played and sang at school programs
and began writing music at 18 years of age. When he was 18,
he carried his songs and guitar to Charlie Fitch who owned a
small record company (SARG) located in Luling, Texas. With
all the confidence in the world, he walked in and told Mr.
Fitch that he wanted to record some of the songs he had
written. Charlie laughed and invited B. J. to sing some of
them. Fitch was impressed and asked if he would record two
of the compositions. One side of the "45" was "The Clown"
and the flip side was "Everybody Rock".
In the late 1980s, ACE Records in England purchased the
master and rights and again released the music on their
London label; this was some 30 years after having been
recorded by Stone. A short time after the London release, a
label in Sweden purchased the master and released the music
for the third time on their label.
Jeff teamed up with a fiddle player in San Antonio who was
looking for a guitar player to "make music" most anywhere
they could! In those days "ice houses" (now called
convenience stores) always had an area for customers to sit
at tables and listen to music from the jukebox or from live
entertainment (who would play for the "kitty" - a cigar box
where customers could drop change). Stone recalled the money
was always pretty light saying: "A good night would be $5 to
$10 and then we'd have to split it!"
At about the same time, Jeff approached Doc Parker who owned
a radio station in Pleasonton, Texas (KBOP) - Willie Nelson
and Johnny Bush were both working at the station at the time
- and asked if he could have a 30-minute live radio show on
Saturdays. After an audition, Parker agreed and the show was
called “Jeff Stone and His Cut-Ups.”
After a stint in the U.S. Air Force, Stone returned to San
Antonio determined to have a career in music. He organized
“The Westernairs,” a five-piece country band, and enjoyed
success in the San Antonio area. The door finally opened
when Nashville producer, Tommy Hill asked him to come to
Nashville for a recording session. Stone recorded four of
his own compositions, one of which became a national hit,
"Hey, Little Newsboy." Because of the success of the song,
Jeff's band changed their name to “The Newsboys.” With
hand-picked musicians, Bobby Stone (as he was known then)
toured and played across the U.S. with his band. The many
locations included Las Vegas, the LBJ Ranch during his
presidency, clubs, fairs and rodeos. He had a new booking
agent, Billy Deaton, who was also managing Faron Young at
Working on the road and managing a band became an ordeal and
to slow down, Stone broke up his band and began working as a
single act, touring and working with such greats as Marty
Robbins, Willie Nelson, Jim Ed Brown and other legends. Jeff
has starred on many albums produced by the U.S. Air Force,
recorded in Nashville, and aired throughout the United
States. He formed Newsboy Publishing in the 1960s through
B.M.I. which he still owns.
In 1974, B. Jeff went through a burn-out period. In a recent
interview he said: "I was tired and the excitement was gone
that I had always felt when I walked on stage. I didn't feel
the music and each performance became a chore. I realized it
wasn't fair to the fans or myself." And the entertainer,
that Marty Robbins once said would be one of the top country
artists someday, walked out of the spotlight. B. Jeff
started his own construction company, one that grew to be
In 1981, while attending a high school reunion, Jeff met and
became reacquainted with Patricia Berry, his first
"girlfriend" and the girl he had dated through high school.
B. J. offered: "I loved her back when we dated and that
flame ignited again when I saw her!" B. Jeff and Patricia
married October 2nd of that year and lived in Fort Worth
until 1985 when they moved to Corsicana, Texas, where they
still reside and enjoy the friendly people and small town
living. They own Stone Properties, a real estate investment
In 1995, with the love of music still intact and a desire to
record again, B. Jeff called his old friend and record
producer, Tommy Hill, in Nashville to get his thoughts on
cutting a new album. They released “Everybody Loves Me” on
Tommy's label (HILLTON) and distributed the ten-song CD in
Europe. There was a big question mark in the mind of B.
Jeff: "After 21 years, will my music be accepted?" After all
this time, knowing that country music had gone through a
drastic change, it was Jeff's opinion that many of the
artists were nothing but a cast of young look-alike
imitators! The question was quickly answered when play lists
and letters of acceptance from European country radio came
in on a daily basis. B. Jeff was back!
“Everybody Loves Me” became album of the week in England and
numerous cuts crowded the European charts. "A Good Woman's
Love" became a mainstay, being one of Europe's favorites.
The song was one of B. Jeff's biggest hits to that date with
his "Hey, Little Newsboy" running a close second, hitting
Number 2 in the U.S. charts. B. Jeff recalled: "The good
songs come to you in the blink of an eye; it's as though the
good Lord is sending you a message. I wrote "Hey, Little
Newsboy" on a napkin while having lunch at a San Antonio
restaurant. "A Good Woman's Love" came to me one night while
returning home from a performance." The title cut "Everybody
Loves Me", another of B.J.'s compositions, became Europe's
Number 9 album and made B. Jeff Stone the fourth-most-played
artist in Europe.
In 1996, Stone came back with his second album, “Something’s
Going On,” a CD which was again released in Europe but on
his own label, Gold Crest International. Stone says: "I have
never liked recording on other labels; there are too many
draw-backs! You never know where your music is being played
or what it is doing; you are only handed bits and pieces of
information from busy record representatives. The incoming
mail is seldom seen and I am a firm believer that any mail
from country radio stations or fans should be answered. The
biggest problem, in my opinion, is that you have no control
over your destiny!"
From that 1996 release came "The Other Side of Town" which
hit European charts and was listed high in the World's Top
500 (all types of music). Bringing chuckles from millions
was "Honey Do" another hit that incidentally became the DJ's
"rest" song because of it's five-minute play time. "Starlet
Angel" and "Patricia's Song" (a song written for his wife)
were also chart makers. Again, all four songs were penned by
B. Jeff Stone.
In 1997, B&T Records in Georgia was putting together a
compilation CD (numerous artists) and asked me to
participate. "I was hesitant at first knowing that it was
like being thrown into a bag of marbles and getting lost in
the confusion. We were working on a new album at the time
and knowing that the release date was a while off, I decided
to include a song I had recently written and recorded,
"Hello, Mr. Heartache". That song was on the compilation and
on the new album; it has become my biggest hit."
In 1998, B. Jeff changed the name of his label to Nashville
Gold Records, a title befitting the new album “Texas
Country” which produced three major hits. "Texas Country
Boy" reached the number one spot in Scandinavia and was
number two in all of Europe. "The Blizzard" became number
one in Scandinavia and in Europe. "Hello, Mr. Heartache"
held the number one spot in Europe for an unheard-of sixteen
weeks. The album became one of the Top Country Albums of
The release of B. Jeff's fourth album, “Stone Country,” was
in 1999 which produced a number of hits including another
number one, "Mary Ann Regrets". B. Jeff Stone won ten major
country awards in 1999. He was named Europe's number one
Traditional Country Artist by E.C.M.A.
With the Nashville album, “Stone Tradition, the year 2000
was destined to be another great year for B. Jeff Stone. He
was inducted into Florida's Greater Southern Country Music
Hall of Fame and that same year, Jeff was inducted into the
European ICMAG Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2001 he was
inducted into the Texas-Lone Star State Country Music Hall
of Fame. In 2002, he was nominated for the Colorado Country
Music Hall of Fame.
Country Music Chart Hits: B. Jeff's first #1 came in 1998
with "Hello, Mr. Heartache" and he scored an unbelievable
total of seventeen (17) #1 songs by the end of 2006. He has
also had in excess of forty songs reaching the charts' Top
Country Music Awards from 1999 to present:
Traditionalist of the Year - Europe
International Male Artist of the Year - Nashville
Male Artist of the Year - Europe
Artistic Trailblazer Award - Nashville
Special Recording Artist Award - England
Country Music Legend Award - Europe
Country's Most Played Artist - Europe
Golden Artistic Trailblazer - Nashville
Bavarian Lion Award - Europe
Artist of the 20th Century - Europe
Traditional Album of the Year - "Stone Tradition" - Europe
Male Song of the Year - "Pompineaux" - Europe
Traditionalist of the Year - Europe
American Horizon Award - Texas CMA
Male Vocalist of the Year - Nashville
Silver Artistic Trailblazer - Nashville
Golden Note Music Award - Texas CMA
Songwriter of the Year - Europe
Entertainer of the Year - Europe
Traditionalist of the Year - Europe
Male Artist of the Year - Europe
Best of the Best - B. Jeff's newspaper column (Inside
Country) - voted by readers
B. Jeff entered the British Archives of Country Music -
Belgium's Artist of the Month - November
Listed as #3 in the World Wide Top 300 Artists Most Played
on Country Radio
December - Traditional Music Maker Magazine of London,
England - Article Titled "The Last Cowboy"
2005 — 2006:
Created a new label - Diamond Back Records of Texas - for
Stone's compilations, first released in January 2006.
Compilations are distributed to radio stations in the USA
and Europe (those who play the music of Independents).
B. Jeff and Patricia Stone nominated for Duo of the Year -
Other Labels are: Gold Crest International Records,
Nashville Gold Records
Inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame¨
When Patricia asked B. Jeff when he planned to "hang-it-up"
and stop writing and singing, he smiled and said: "When they
stop playing my music on radio!" Hopefully, that won't be
for a long, long time.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, B. Franklin
Stone and a brother, Paul Stone.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Berry Stone; son,
Jeffrey L. Stone of Springfield, Mo., daughter, Kelly Stone
Mizell and husband David of Bulverde, TX; step-daughter,
Sharon Shackelford and husband Greg of Ft. Worth; step-son,
Steven S. Shosid and wife Patricia of Ft. Worth;; six
grandchildren; brothers, B. Ray Stone of Plano, and John
Stone of Kerrville; and numerous nieces, nephews, and
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at
Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug.
30, 2011, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.
Tony Neal officiating. A private family entombment will
follow the service.
Memorials may be made to the Mildred Baptist Church, 5502 S.
Hwy 287, Corsicana, Texas 75109, or to a charity of your
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
A. "Sonny Man" Jenkins
Mar 12, 1940 - Aug 26, 2011
A. “Sonny Man” Jenkins, 71, passed away Friday, Aug. 26,
2011, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.
He was born March 12, 1940 to Roy J. and Loma Donnely
Jenkins in Kerens.
Roy was a real “man’s man.” He loved to hunt, fish,
fellowship at the Masonic Lodge and build things with his
hands. If Roy couldn’t fix what was broken on his own then
it just wasn’t fixable. He loved his wife and children will
all his heart and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Roy “Sonny Man” Jenkins was a building contractor by trade
and spent many years in the construction business.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Ivie Jenkins;
children, Pamela Richardson, Roy Lynn Jenkins, Rusty Pegues
and wife Tanya, Cheryle James and husband Ricky, and Pam
Peacock and husband Brent. Roy is also survived by numerous
grandchildren and great grandchildren, uncles, aunts, nieces
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at
Corley Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30,
2011, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dave Cash
Pallbearers will be Jason Jenkins, Adam Hardy, Joshua James,
Ricky James, Roy Lynn Jenkins and Rusty Pegues.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Lena "Ozell" (Jones) Schmidt
Jan 28, 1936 - Aug 26, 2011
“Ozell” Jones Schmidt died Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at the age
of 75 with her husband, George, by her side.
She was born in Navarro County to Ray Adlee Jones and Lena
Hickey Jones on Jan. 28, 1936.
Ozell was a graduate of Corsicana High School class of
1954. She worked in the medical field for 12 years in
Odessa; worked for the S&L firm in Arlington for four years
and for eight years worked in the Driver’s License
Department in Corsicana and retired in 1996 due to health
While living in Odessa, Ozell met her soul mate, the love of
her life, George John Schmidt. They were married on Feb. 14,
1965, at the Church of Christ in Odessa and was given in
marriage by her brother, Ray Jones. This past Valentine’s
Day marked their 46th anniversary. She was a faithful member
of Westhill Church of Christ. After many years of patiently
waiting she became a grandmother in March of 2005 and then
again in February of 2009. She was a loving mother,
grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She had a passion for
cooking and got great enjoyment from feeding and
entertaining her family and friends.
Ozell was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Lena
Bell Jones; three brothers, Robert Jones, Carl Jones and
Herman Jones; one sister, Olivia Jones; and her oldest son,
George John Schmidt II.
Survivors include her loving husband, George Schmidt of
Corsicana; one son, Kevin Don Schmidt and his wife Rene’ of
Florida; and the lights of her life, two granddaughters,
Kristen and Krystal Schmidt of Florida; two brothers, Ray
Jones and his wife Connie of Hot Springs, Ark. and Paul
Jones and his wife Cindy of Kerens; one sister, Linda
Roughton and her husband Bill of Corsicana; two
sisters-in-law, Helen Rizzo and Hertha Wright; and one
brother-in-law, Carl Schmidt; numerous nieces and nephews on
both sides of her family, the Jones and Schmidts.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at
Westhill Church of Christ with Sam Dilbeck officiating.
Interment will follow at the
Serving as pallbearers will be nephews and close friends —
Wayne Jones, David Jones, Billy Roughton, Brad Roughton,
Phil Rizzo, Terry Barrett, Dan Gibson, Zachery Jones and
Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Burrell, Don Bowen and
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes
and/or Kidney Foundation.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Oct 1, 1936 - Aug 24, 2011
Ross Sr., 74, of Corsicana and formerly of Frost, passed
away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, in Corsicana.
He was born Oct. 1, 1936 in Marquez, Texas. Lavern worked
most his life on the farm, and worked many years at Clifford
He was preceded in death by his father, Louis Ross Sr.;
mother, Susanna West Ross; wife, Leola Brown Ross; and by
Survivors include five sons, Lavern Ross Jr., Jimmie L. Ross
(Sandra), Raylen Ross (Mattie), Delbert Ross (Mattie), and
Robert Ross; daughters, Rose Mary Pippins (Robert), and
Dorothy Mayberry (Larry); brothers, Larry Ross, Raymond
Ross, and Louis Ross Jr., all of Dallas; sisters, Ruby
Hailey, Joyce McCoy, Lurlee Smith, Vertie Mae Green and Susa
Lee Lakes, all of Dallas; many grandchildren and many
relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29,
2011, at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at Frost
Baptist Church in Frost with the Rev. October Thomas and the
Rev. Joseph Shiloh officiating.. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Linnis Haily Jr. Allen Crayton, Sherman
Crayton, and Brian Hailey.
Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, Corsicana.
July 30, 1932 - Aug 25, 2011
Manuel Martinez passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 at
Navarro Regional Hospital with his family at his side. He
was born in Stamford, Texas July 30, 1932. Manuel was a
self-taught musician who went on to form “Manuel’s
Orchestra” and played at various functions. His love of
music has been passed down through his children to many of
Manuel moved his family to Corsicana in 1965 and was a
member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He was
a kind and generous person who gave what he could to those
in need. He was known for his keen sense of humor and
colorful storytelling. Over the years, he diligently built
his solid reputation as a successful auto paint and body
shop owner. Manuel’s Paint and Body Shop was established in
1967 and continued until his retirement in 2002.
Manuel was preceded in death by his parents, Angela and
Refugio Martinez; a son, James Martinez; a sister, Mary
Martinez; and granddaughter, Brandy Dickerson.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Martinez; sons, Samuel
Martinez and wife Martha, and Harold Martinez; daughters,
Yolanda Escobedo and husband Louis, Rebecca Richter and
husband Perry, Veronica Dickerson and husband Patrick,
Teresa Eppler and husband Jimmy; grandchildren, Camille
Escobedo-Rydberg and husband Pete, Vanessa Martinez, Samuel
Martinez Jr., Harold Martinez Jr., Maranda Caswell and
husband Chris, Lisa Marie Martinez, Ben Richter and wife
Andrea, Jason Richter, Caleb Richter, Alex Dickerson,
Gabrielle Eppler, Nicholas Eppler, and Danica Fosko and
husband David; eight great-grandchildren; brothers Joe,
Henry, Leon, Dario; sisters, Sophia, Felipa, Frances,
Juanita and Connie, and numerous nieces, nephews and
Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 at
Corley Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10
a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 at Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church with Father Ely Manondo officiating. Burial will
follow at Calvary
Cemetery in Corsicana. Pallbearers will be Alex
Dickerson, Jason Richter, Ben Richter, Harold Martinez Jr.,
Caleb Richter and Nicholas Eppler. Honorary pallbearer is
Memorials may be made to James L. Collins Catholic School at
3000 W. Hwy 22, Corsicana Texas 75110.
Marie (Brewer) Owens-Wilson
Apr 4, 1938 - Aug 23, 2011
Marie Owens Wilson, age 73, of Malakoff and formerly of
Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at East Texas
Medical Center in Tyler. She was born April 4, 1938 in
Oklahoma City, Okla. to Lonnie William and Nerva Lee Brewer.
She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother, sister and friend. She worked as a
seamstress for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arol Dean Owens;
four infant children; parents, Lonnie William and Nerva Lee
Brewer; and brothers, Bo, Billy and Frank Brewer.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Bob Wilson; son, Donnie
Owens and wife Mary of Streetman; daughters, Deena Olivarez
and husband Roel of Corsicana, Christy Kuykendall and
husband Billy of Nacogdoches and Felicia Owens of Corsicana;
step-daughters, Sandra Rhodes of Caddo Mills, Terry Jenson
and husband Bill of League City; step-son, Ricky Wilson of
Spencer, Iowa; granddaughters, Amber Gunn and husband
Charles of Richland, Kellie Kuykendall and Madison
Kuykendall of Nacogdoches; grandsons, Dusty Owens and
girlfriend Amber Cook of Richland, Derek Owens of Streetman,
Colton Kuykendall of Nacogdoches and Gionni Degrate of
Corsicana; great-grandsons, Rylan, Wesley and Dakota Gunn of
Richland; sisters, Ann Cheek and husband Fred of Malakoff,
Thelma (Button) Wilder and husband Tony of St. Paul, Texas,
Geraldine (Sissy) Brewer of Commerce, Bethel (Baby) Batts of
Commerce; brothers, Donald Brewer and wife Shirley of
Garland, Roger Brewer of Commerce, Lee Bo Brewer of
Commerce, Joe Brewer and wife Bridgette of Lewisville;
sister-in-law Jackie Brewer of Malakoff, and numerous
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26,
2011 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale
Leggett officating. Interment will follow in the
Pallbearers will be Preston Conger, Donnie Brewer, Jimmy
Owens, Joseph Farmer, Jack Kuykendall, and Tony Wilder.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Conger, John Rutherford,
Danny Owens and Glen Owens.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Gene (Hall) Spurlock
July 25, 1936 - Aug 24, 2011
Gene Hall Spurlock, 75, of Kerens, died peacefully in her
sleep Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 at Legend Oaks Nursing and
Rehabilitation Facility in Ennis, Texas.
Anna was born July 25, 1936 in Paris, Texas to Eugene and
Gladys Hall. She was a faithful member of First United
Methodist Church in Kerens where she shared her musical
talents with others she loved and her Lord and Savior. Anna
taught school for 38 years in the Kerens Area and also
sponsored cheerleaders, drill team and year book. She loved
spending time with her family, friends and students. She
will be remembered for her cooking, hospitality, and
unconditional kindness and love for others.
Anna was preceded in death by her parents; sister-in-law
Mary Earl and brother-in-laws William Harold Hill and
Kenneth “T-Bone” Stovall.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Ottis Ray
Spurlock of Kerens; daughter and son-in-law Sandy and Mike
Ball of Ennis; grandchildren, Wade Ball of Stephenville, Wes
Ball and Paige Ball of Ennis; sisters-in-law Dixie Hill of
Perryton and Ruby Stovall of Kerens; brother-in-law Robert
J. “Red” Earl of Ennis.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 at
Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27,
2011 at First United Methodist Church of Kerens.
Pallbearers are Wade Ball, Wes Ball, Dr. John K. Beck, Wayne
Bonner, Bart Latta, Pete Monreal, Don Paschal and Ray Scott.
Contributions may be made to Kerens Cemetery Association,
400 SE 4th St., Kerens Texas 75144, or Kerens Ex-Students
Association, P.O. Box 5, Kerens Texas 75144.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Lavois (Rudd) Wallace
July 9, 1924 - Aug 23, 2011
Lavois Wallace passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 in
Abilene, Texas having resided there since 2003. She was born
July 9, 1924 in Red Oak, Texas to Lonnie W. Rudd and Oma
Purvis Rudd. The family moved to Elm Flat, Navarro County,
Texas when she was 7 years old. Lavois was a proud
1941 graduate of Kerens High School.
On Aug. 24, 1945, Lavois married Herbert Weston Wallace. She
and Weston enjoyed 57 years of marriage before Weston’s
death in 2002.
For over 50 years, Lavois was a member of the First Baptist
Church in Kerens, where she taught Sunday School and sang in
the choir. She was church secretary from 1959 through 1988.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Oma
Rudd; her husband, Weston; her brother, Leon Rudd; and
grandson, Eric Pringle.
She is survived by her daughter Brenda Pringle and husband
Terry of Abilene; son, Terry Wayne Wallace and wife Cheryl
of Tyler; grandson, Michael Pringle of Atlanta, Georgia; and
two nieces, Sharon Johnson and Joan Nabors.
The family would like to thank Windcrest Alzheimer’s Care
Center in Abilene for the excellent care they provided
during her last months. Thanks also to Hendrick Hospice for
their care during her last days.
Visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25,
2011 at Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Lavois’ life will be remembered and celebrated at 11 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in
Kerens, Texas with Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Burial will
follow in the Kerens
The family requests that memorials may be made to the First
Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 219, Kerens, Texas
75144 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Jan 30, 1923 - Aug 23, 2011
LaVerne Myatt was born in Corsicana on January 30, 1923 to Robert
and Mittie Thomas Harris. LaVerne passed away in Kaufman on August
23, 2011. LaVerne was raised in the Emhouse Community near
Corsicana. She moved to Kaufman in 1951 and in 1956 LaVerne became
the first secretary for Kaufman High School. Later she began working
for Jackson Title Company in Kaufman. LaVerne retired from Jackson
Title and later worked for the Kaufman Appraisal District for ten
years. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Kaufman.
LaVerne married Herman Fletcher Myatt on December 2, 1949 in Fort
Worth. Herman preceded her in death on April 12, 2004. LaVerne is
survived by her daughter: Kay Wilson of Kaufman, sister: Frances
Mahoney of Corsicana, granddaughters: Lisa Aulds and Laura
Throneberry, great grandchildren: Justin, Throneberry, Jake
Throneberry and Kaylee Aulds and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 26, 2011 at 10:00 A.M.
at Calvary Baptist Church with interment following at 1:00 P.M. at
Cemetery in Retreat. Funeral arrangements areunder the direction
of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.
Charlie Grant "C.G." Rash
Nov 23, 1928 - Aug 23, 2011
Grant “C.G.” Rash, 82, passed away Aug. 23, 2011 at 5:51
a.m. at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born Nov. 23, 1928
in Eureka, Texas.
He was a member of Providence Baptist Church and also a
member of the Eureka and Corsicana Masonic Lodges. He liked
to work and enjoyed gardening. He also liked raising cattle
and sheep. He got a lot of enjoyment from being around
people but his greatest enjoyment was his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents Emmett Rash and
Georgia Rash; brother, Buddy Rash; sisters, Marie Daniel and
Vermel; grandson, Grant Rash; and great-grandson, Austin
He is survived by his sons, Jack Rash of Corsicana, Gene
Rash and wife Jill of Richland, Jimmy Rash and wife Jennifer
of Eureka, and Sonny and Marsha Hayes of Corsicana;
daughter, Jan Skews and husband Scott of Corsicana; sisters,
Volu Slate and husband Charles of Corsicana, and Christine
Miller and husband Cecil; brothers, Richard Rash and wife
Joyce of Eureka, and Curtis Rash of Emhouse; granddaughters,
Sherry Mullin of Corsicana, Lecia McGee of Corsicana,
Alethea Skews of Austin, Tiffany Armstrong-Brock of
Coolidge, and Paul and Lauren Hable of Fort Worth; grandson
Eddie Jones of Corsicana; and seven great-grandsons in
Corsicana, Coolidge and Denton.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011
at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services to celebrate his life will be 9:30 a.m. Friday,
Aug. 26, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with
Bro. Randal Evett officiating. Burial will follow at
Pallbearers are Paul Hable, Jimmy D. Coker, Rick Rash, Mark
Rash, Gary Miller and Kim Miller.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American
Cancer Society Navarro Unit, 200 N. 13th St., Suite 102,
Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Sept 19, 1936 - Aug 22, 2011
Glynn Sears, 74, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Aug. 22,
2011 surrounded by his loving family, after a brief illness.
Ronnie was born Sept. 19, 1936 in Brownfield, Texas to Elmo
and Clara Sears.
At the age of 16, Ronnie joined the United States Navy. Upon
his discharge in 1957, he went to work in the Texas oil
fields. Later, Ronnie enlisted in the Sea Bees and retired
from the military in 1984 as a decorated veteran. He proudly
served his country throughout the world including the
Korean War and
Ronnie is survived by his wife of 39 years, Jeanette Sears
of Corsicana; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Karla
Brady of Corsicana, Jeff and Cheryl Brady of Royse City;
five grandchildren, Jason and Brooke Scoggins, Jessica and
Nehemiah Rankin, Chris and Haley Goodman, Samantha Brady and
Brandon Goodman; mother, Clara Wilcox of Springfield, Mo.;
brothers, Dwayne and wife Jan Sears of Ft. Stockton, Byron
Wilcox of Duncan, Okla., Kent and Peggy Wilcox of
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 at First
Burial will follow at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Olin
Ramoly, Charles Ferrell, Gary Ferrell, Chris Goodman, Jon Ed
Ingham, Kenny Maxfield, Tom Lucas, Jason Scoggins, Brandon
Goodman. Honorary pallbearers will be Senior Men’s Sunday
School Class of First Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Sept 3, 1955 - Aug 20, 2011
Richard Vasquez Lopez, 55, of Dawson passed away Saturday, Aug. 20,
2011 at a Mexia hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. at Wade
Funeral Chapel with Rev. Michael Green officiating. Interment will
follow in Dawson Cemetery.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.
Feb 8, 1940 - Aug 21, 2011
Carol Jock, age 70, passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 at East Texas
Medical Center in Fairfield. She was born Feb. 8, 1940 in Corsicana
to Joe and Julia Burleson.
Carol enjoyed collecting antiques. Nursing was her occupation,
working at Memorial Hospital and West Park Row Nursing Home in
Corsicana. She was a homemaker, wife, mother and nurse, but most
importantly a Christian. She was a member of First Baptist Church in
Blooming Grove and later a member of Unity Baptist Church in
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; and her brother,
She is survived by a son, Chris Jock and wife Susan; a daughter,
Teresa Watkins; a sister, Judy Greene; a sister-in-law, Jean Forbus;
five grandchildren, Ashley and Joe Aaron Watkins, Brett Ryan Jock,
Dustin Tyler Jock and Cloye Danielle Jock; two great-grandchildren,
Brooklyn and Wyatt Fullerton; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24,
2011 at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 at
Birdston Cemetery with
Pastor Chad Owens officiating. Burial will be at Birdston Cemetery
Stephen Conway "Scooter" Mims
Dec 16, 1959 - Sept 3, 2011
Conway “Scooter” Mims, age 51, passed away at his home in
Richland on Saturday, September 3, 2011. He was born on
December 16, 1959 in Frost to William Harold and Vivian
He was employed several years at Guardian Glass.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandmother
Bertha Dew and his special friend and love Misty Pruitt.
He is survived by, a daughter, Stephanie Marie Mims; one
brother, William H. Mims, Jr.; three sisters, Bobbie
Gonzales, Betsy Brooks and Kim Clemons; and a grandson, Jace
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at
Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday,
September 7, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor
Tim Schane officiating. Burial will follow at
Pallbearers will be Anthony Knight, Westley Clemons, Al
Tyson Gonzales, Buddy Wayne Brooks, Devin Pruitt and Dillon
Lee (Sims) James
Abt 1910 - Sept 4, 2011
Corsicana — Rosie Lee Sims James, 101, resident of Corsicana, Texas,
entered Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on
Monday, Sept. 4, 2011. Wake services are 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9,
2011 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral Services are 2 p.m.
Saturday,Sept. 10, 2011 at the Second Mission Baptist Church located
at 909 South 5th Street with Pastor Larry L. Polk, Sr., officiating.
Interment will follow at
Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson
Lee Banks, Jr.
Abt 1951 - Sept 1, 2011
Corsicana — Bennie Lee Banks, Jr., 60, resident of Corsicana, Texas
passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at his residence. Wake Services
are 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 at Ross and Johnson Chapel. Funeral
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at Lifeline Fellowship
Family Church located at 5301 West Hwy 31, Corsicana; with Pastor
Donne' Watson officiating. Interment will follow at
Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Feb 10, 1924 - Sept 1, 2011
Gladys Ogburn, 87 of Roane, passed away September 1, 2011 in Dallas.
She was born February 10, 1924 in Oklahoma to George Harvey and
Lillie Mae Coffey. She was a member of Roane Baptist Church. She
enjoyed being a homemaker and gardening and most of all she loved
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, September 4, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, September 5, 2011 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Russell Reeves and
Rev. Harold Scott officiating. Burial will follow at
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Dale Ogburn, Russell Ogburn, Colton
Ogburn, Ed Scruggs, Larry Williams, Steve Dickerson, Troy Lynn
She is survived by her husband, W.E. Ogburn of Roane; son, Ronnie
Ogburn and wife Cathy of Roane; grandsons, Ronnie Dale Ogburn and
wife Kim of Roane, Russell Ogburn and wife Lacey of Roane; great
grandchildren, Colton Ogburn, Alexys Mulkey, Lucille and Lillian
Ogburn; brother George Coffey of Chatfield; sister Mary Alice Garza
of Corsicana; sisters in law, Juanell Johnson of Arkansas, Billie
McCarty of California; brother in law, John Ogburn of Georgia;
numerous nieces, nephews, church family and friends. She is preceded
in death by her parents and son Gary Ogburn in 1977.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Griffin - Roughton
Funeral Home - Corsicana.
Stephanie Louise (Melton) Brittingham
Oct 16, 1970 - Sept 2, 2011
Melton Brittingham, resident of Blooming Grove, Texas,
passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2011. She was born in Dallas to
Bob and Jo Melton. Stephanie was a graduate of Texas A&M
University and taught middle school for 16 years in
Mansfield and Ennis ISD. She was a member of the Blooming
Grove United Methodist Church. She was a beloved daughter,
loving wife, devoted mother and also an avid animal lover,
adopting countless strays during her life.
She was preceded in death by grandparents Edward and Laura
Melton. She is survived by husband Michael, their children
Matthew and Ava, and parents Bob and Jo Melton all of
Blooming Grove. She is also survived by her sister Jennifer
Melton and niece Annie of Golden, Co. and a number of
extended family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept.
10, 2011 at the Blooming Grove United Methodist Church with
Rev. Nancy T. Summers officiating. Private interment
services will be held at a later date. A memorial guest book
is available at www.griffin-roughton.com by selecting the
obituary for Stephanie Melton Brittingham.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Humane
Society of Navarro County in Stephanie’s name. Funeral
arrangements under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Corsicana — Stephanie Melton Brittingham, resident of Blooming
Grove, passed away on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 at Trinity Mother
Frances Hospital in Tyler at the age of 40. A memorial service will
be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at 11a.m. at the Blooming Grove
United Methodist Church. Memorials can be made to the Humane Society
of Navarro County in Stephanie’s name. Funeral arrangements under the
direction of Griffin—Roughton Funeral Home - Corsicana.
M. R. "Sam"
June 19, 1943 - Sept 4, 2011
|Mr. M. R. “Sam” Page, age 68, of Corsicana passed
away on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at Heritage Oaks West in
Corsicana. He was born on June 19, 1943 in Meadow to parents
John Larkin Page and Cora Dell Lamb.
He was a very loving father, son, brother, and a friend to
many. He worked as an electrician for a number of years. He
obtained his peace officer certification, and worked as a
reserve officer with the Corsicana Police Department for
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Larkin and
Cora Dell Page;, and a brother, John Page.
He is survived by his Sons, Jim Larkin Page of Dallas, Joe
Page and wife Denise of Corsicana, and Sammy Jean Page of
Corsicana, and a grandson that is on the way., Sisters,
Rosetta Jahner of Knoxville, IA and Gloria Smart of Conway,
AR., and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. On
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral
services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 8,
2011 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Lewis
Honorary Pallbearers will be Lamoin Lawhon, Dowell Baker,
Tony Hollingsworth, Ron Speed, Roy Franks, and Ray Ivie.
Jan 8, 1955 - Sept 2, 2011
Corsicana — Jose Luis Beraza, 56, of Corsicana passed away Friday,
Sept. 2, 2011. Visitation will be Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 from 6 to 8
p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at
10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5, 2011 at
Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Sept 23, 1903 - Apr 22, 1922
CEREMONIES OVER BODY OF LOCAL GIRL VERY IMPRESSIVE
ALL CORSICANA AND NAVARRO COUNTY PAY TRIBUBTE TO MARTHA
POPULAR YOUNG LADY KILLED IN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT IN AUSTIN
With songs of love and faith which told of eternal life, joy and
happiness in the realms of the Great Beyond, and with words of
prayer for her departed spirit and condolence for the family,
relatives and friends, the body of Miss Martha Murchlson, age
18, young and beautiful, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S.
Murchlson of this city and a student of the State University at
tin, who lost her life there in an automobile accident Saturday
night, found its final resting place just before noon today on a
sunny slope at Oakwood
Long before the hour set for the funeral, hundreds of friends of
the girl and famil y gathered at the family home, 406 South
Fifteenth street and at 10:30 o'clock admittance to the house
was impossible, while great throngs stood in groups about the
lawn and awaited the removal of the body. Automobiles occupied
every available parking place from Seventh to Ninth avenues and
were stationed up and down the ntersecting across streets.
Great Throng of Mourners
Men and women prominent in society and commercial affairs
mingled with student bodies and expressed their grief at the
departure of one so young in such a horrible manner. Many high
county and city officials were present and stood in awe stricken
groups and talked in hushed voices. Mothers held their own
daughters in fond embraces as if to keep off a similar
catastrophe. Elderly men stroked the hair of young girls as if
to bless them and keep them whole.
It was not until the cemetery was reached that some of the
stronger men let their emotion get the better of them and with
bowed heads cried and were not ashamed.
Surrounding the grave stood the honorary pall bearers, all young
girls dressed in white and each holding great bouquets of
flowers, while on a bench at the head sat the mother, father,
Rev. E. K. Porter, pastor of the First Methodist Church read the
burial rites and led the prayers. Mrs. P. C. Townsend, Mrs.
Henry Robbins, Edgar Metcalf , and Loyd Kerr rendered the songs
that accompanied the body to the grave. A large truck was used
to carry the floral offerings from the home to the cemetery and
the flowers were placed by loving hands on the casket about to
Another prayer was said, another song was sung and the body of
Martha Murchison was committed to the grave.
Many From Out of Town
Tho funeral was attended by a large number of out of town
students, some of them acting as honorary pallbearers. Telegrams
of sympathy were received from all over the State. Home of the
girl's student chums came up from Austin to see their friend
placed away. Ed. M. Polk Jr., who was present when the accident
occurred and who completed the preliminary arrangements for the
shipping of the body, drove the car containing the family to the
cemetery. Mrs. Josephine Murchlson, mother of the father , with
her daughters, Miss Laura Murchison and Mrs. J. H. Sparks came
up from San Antonio. Mrs. Bell came from Waco and Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Polk and family were there from Fort Worth.
A. L. Lotspeich, father of Corinno Lotspeich, who was injured in
the same accident that that took the life of Miss Murchison was
present and said that his daughter suffered a broken thigh just
below the socket of the right hip, but was doing nicely at the
hospital where she is cared for by her mother. Mr. Lotspeich
stated that several X-ray pictures had been made of his
daughter's injury and that she would be kept in the hospital for
Active pall bearers were J. N. Edens, P. Mayor, A. G. Elliott,
Chas. Jester, Jess Eubank and Max Almond.
The young ladies escort to tho active pall bearers included;
Tabby Jackson, Elizabeth Callicutt, Janie Hamilton, Lorine
Miller, Bess Kirvin, May Bright Elliott, Louise Thompson, Helen
Conner, Francis Dunn, and Aline Reese, all of Corsicana, and
Melissa Davis, Margaret Roderick, and Baldwin Woods, of the
Southern Methodist University of Dallas, and Alice Beaton, Helen
Margaret Meacham, and Lucertia Hodges, all of the State
University at Austin.
Other honorary pallbearers were: Ben F. Ha: tell, Dr. H. B .
Jester, R.L. Hamilton, A. P. Young, Joe Young, O, L. Albritton,
Dennis Crews, Bush Wofford, L. A. Pinkston. J. J. Berdson, H. C.
Jester, Chas. Thornell, H. B. Walker, B. Marks, J.E. Butler, A.
A. Allison, S. L. Woods, R.J. Jackson, T. W. Walton, Hawkins
Scarborough, A. M. Milligan, J. H. Sparks, of San Antonio ,
Harry Atwood, of Ennis and William Clarkson.
Immediately following tho ceremony at the home, the pall bearers
assembled along the walk in front and others carried the flowers
from the house to the waiting truck. The escort composed of
young girls were first in line from the house.
The pall hearers came forth with the casket, Rev. Porter
proceeding. The casket was placed in the hearse and the slow
drive to the cemetery began.
At the cemetery a canvass top was spread over the grave and
under this the family and relatives, together with pall bearers
Following conclusion of the burial services, friends crowded
round the family and expressed their sympathy through tear
dimmed eyes. The girl students from Austin were overcome with
grief at the sad spectacle and crowded around the mother and in
choked voices spoke of the daughter, their friend.
Through it all, Rev. Porter was serene and comforted the father
and mother with words of cheer of their departed love.
Miss Murchison was a student of the Corsicana high school and
graduated here last year. Following is some of her school record
in Corsicana: Athletic Association '17, '18, '19; Gardening
Club, '17, '18; Latin Club, '17, '18; Nonsul Major, '18; Thrift
Club '18; Glee Club, '19), '20, '21; Secretary Freshman Class,
'18; President Junior Class '20; "CORSICAN" Sophomore editor,
'19; Assistant editor, '20; Editor-In chief, '21; "Trial of the
American Girl," '18; "Gypsy Rover", '19; "Miss Cherry Blossom,"
'21; F. A. T. A., '18, '19, '20.
That she was popular is best attested by the large number of her
former school mates who attended the funeral.
Apr 6, 1871 - Mar 15, 1941
FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR J.S. BUNCH
Funeral services for John S. Bunch, aged 70 years, who died suddenly
at his home in Humble Friday night with a heart attack, were held
from the Corley Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial
was in Oakwood cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Dr. P.E. Riley, pastor of the First
Mr. Bunch was formerly a resident of Corsicana and was employed at
the Mgnolia refinery here for many years.
Surviving are his wife of Humble; a daughter, Mrs. John L. Puckett,
Miami, Fla.; a brother, M.D.L. Bunch, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs.
Walter Welborn, Humble; Mrs. G.G. Owen, Emhouse, and Mrs. Wallace
Donaho, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Edgar Metcalf, F.C. Paul, Jim Jackson, E.E. Babers,
Earl Pike, Elmer Howard, W.B. Waddell, Wiley Burdine and T.J.
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The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 17, 1941
- Submitted by Karen Rost
& Diane Richards
- 1st wife Myrtle (Berry) Bunch married Dec. 31, 1899 2nd wife Mollie
(unk) Cook-Bunch married Mar. 30, 1919; s/o Elisha Smith Bunch &
Martha Ann (Mathieus) Bunch
Mary Violet (Kinman) McIntosh
Dec 3, 1884 - June 3, 1955
Mrs. McIntosh Services Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. F.H. McIntosh, aged 71 years, 503 North
Twenty-Sixth street, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2
p.m. Mrs. McIntosh died Friday afternoon in the Navarro Clinic.
The rites were conducted by Dr. W.M. Shamburger, pastor of the First
Baptist church. Burial was in
Surviving are two sons, Harold McIntosh and Prentice Durwood
McIntosh; two daughters, Mrs. J.T. Blasingame and Mrs. R.M. Lowry;
and a grandchild, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Jimmy Kinman,
Clay, La., and Mrs. Lawson Hinton, Ruston, La., and other relatives.
Pallbearers were E.C. Mann, H.R. Helms, W.J. King, S.W. Lowry, D.L.
Harper and H.M. Hagle.
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- Submitted by Karen Rost
- d/o Samuel Kinman and JoAnn (Cavanaugh) Kinman (From
May 23, 1914 - May 20, 1994
Edward Emil Kuesel, 79, of Corsicana, died May 20, 1994 in Denton.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel.
Burial will be in Oakwood
He was born May 23, 1914 in Corpus Christi. He was a veteran of the
He is survived by a nephew, Mr. Charles Frey of The Colony.
Edward Emil Kuesel, 79, of Corsicana, died May 20, 1994, in
Funeral services were 1 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with
the Rev. Dennis Smart officiating. Burial was in Oakwood
He was born May 23, 1914, in Corpus Christi. He was a veteran of the
He is survived by a nephew, Charles Frey of The Colony.
Pallbearers were Charles Frey, Carl Frey, Dan Frey, Jess Haynes,
Liston Herod and Bill Balcom.
May (Venible) Wood
May 6, 1882 - Oct 23, 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Mae Wood, 68, who died at the family
home in the Hester community Monday, were held from the Griffin
Funeral Chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The
rites were conducted by Rev. S.E. Hopkins, pastor of the Petty's
Chapel Baptist church. She had resided in Hester since 1900.
Surviving are her husband, Ed Wood, Hester; a son, Guy Wood, Hester;
a granddaughter, Miss Jane Wood, Santome, Venezuela; three sisters,
Mrs. Grace Anthony, Commerce, Ga.; Mrs. Bettie Smith, Nicholson,
Ga.; and Mrs. Prudence Smith,Greensboro, Ga.; a brother, grover
Venible, Commerce, Ga.
Pallbearers were J.B. Towns, E.M. Howell, L.L. Holsey, Jr., and L.S.
Nov 28, 1981 - June 5, 1983
Jared Russell Cook, 18-month-old son of Tim and Donna Cook, of Rice,
died Sunday in Dallas.
Graveside service is Wednesday at 10 a.m. at
Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.
Other survivors include grandparents, Allen and Lona Cook, of
Colorado City and Walter and Pat Stevenson, of Purdon;
great-grandparents, Jimmie and Alyne Bass of Amherst, Lon and
Maybelle Cook, of Mountain Park, Okla., and Mrs. Martha Jane
Province, of Wichita Falls.
Aug 3, 1869 - Dec 25, 1937
LOCAL PLUMBER DIED SUDDENLY EARLY SATURDAY
FUNERAL RITES FOR SAMUEL H. COFFEY WERE HELD MONDAY
Funeral services for Samuel H. Coffey, aged 68 years, who died
suddenly at his home, 711 East Ninth avenue, Saturday morning at
5:30 o'clock, were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the Chapel
of the Corley Funeral Home with interment in
He had resided here for many years and was engaged in the plumbing
Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Misses Emma, Rose Marie and
Lora Belle Coffey, all of Corsicana; two sons, Rube and Burnett
Coffey, both of Hobbs, N.M.; two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Tacker,
Corsicana, and Mrs. Katie Mapley, Lee Springs Tenn.; three brothers,
Jack Coffey, Lee Springs, Tenn.; and P.G. and Golden Coffey, both of
Missouri and other relatives.
Pallbearers were A.A. Daniel, J.B. Daniel, W.W. Daniel, H.L.
Gallagher, A. J. Whistler and Eulis Barron.
Flora E. (Kildow) Barnette
Sept 17, 1870 - Feb 8, 1949
Mrs. B.H. Barnette Dies On Tuesday; Rites Wednesday
Funeral services for Mrs. B.H. Barnette, aged 78 years, resident of
Corsicana 45 years, who died at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday at 11:30
a.m. were held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon
at 3:30 o'clock. Burial was in
Oakwood Cemetery. The
rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, pastor of the First
Christian church, of which Mrs. Barnette had been a long and active
Mrs. Barnette was a native of Indiana.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Percy Blackburn, Corsicana; a son,
Tom Collier, Shreveport, La.; two sisters, Mrs. W.R. Nutting and
Mrs. J.F. Stice, both of Gainesville; two grandchildren, Mrs. Bill
Clowe, Austin, and Charles Collier, University of Utah, Ogden Utah;
and a number of nephews and nieces and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Earl Smalling, C.O. Curington, Albert Fullerton,
Allen Breithaupt, Roger Gross, Edgar Womack and Wesley Edens, Sr.
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- w/o B. H. Barnett - d/o Josiah Kildow and Lucinda (Darst)
- Submitted by Karen Rost
March 26, 1860 - June 3, 1923
Ohio - Sgt Coast Arty Corps
Died at White Chapel
Daniel Yoe, aged 63 years, who had made his home with Walter
Hamilton and family for a number of years died there Saturday night
and the remains were interred in
afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. Rev. W. T. Allmon officiating, and
Norbert Crow, Paul Crow, James Burkholder, Murray Basham, Walker
Green and Millard Spurlock acted as pallbearers, and there were many
pretty floral offerings and a large attendance at the last sad
The deceased was a bachelor and had no relatives. He came to Texas
from California near ten years ago, and had made his home with Mr.
Hamilton for all that time. He was a quiet and pleasant companion
and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.