abt 1979 - Jan 30, 2012
D'Warrion Arteese Gray, 32, resident of Grand Prairie, born in
Corsicana, passed away Monday, Jan. 30,2012 at the Medical City of
frlington. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4,2012 at
Lifeline Fellowship Family Church located at 5301 West Hwy 31,
Corsicana, with Pastor Ben Johnson officiating. Interment will
follow at Woodland Memorial
Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Sept 27, 1923 – Feb 1, 2012
|Jerry Darrell Roberts, 88 years of age, went to be
with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. Jerry
resided at Good Samaritan Denton Village for the last two
years, and peacefully passed away there, surrounded by his
He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Jerry is survived by his wife Gloria (of 66 years); his two
daughters Carol Roberts (of Cross Roads) and Karen Files (of
Frisco); and his sons-in-law Wesley Moore and Roger Files.
He had seven grandchildren: Kimberly Gorden, Amber Finn,
Jennifer Files, Christopher Files, Jeffrey Files, Kasee
Thomas and Jay Moore; four great-grandchildren, and one
sister, Jane Perry.
Jerry was born in Poynor, Texas, on Sept. 27, 1923 to Jerry
and Louise Roberts. Upon graduation from Jacksonville High
School, he entered the service, where he served seven years
in the Army Air Corps during
World War II.
While Jerry never considered himself to be a hero, he flew
33 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
before his B-29 was shot down on a bombing mission over
Singapore. He was one of only three survivors from a crew of
11 from that mission, and was awarded the Purple Heart for
his injuries. Jerry received many additional medals for his
service to his country.
When he returned from the War, Jerry married Gloria Alice
Scott of Beaumont. The couple was always devoted to their
family and to their Christian faith. Jerry was ordained as a
Baptist Deacon in 1957, and served in many leadership
capacities in his church.
Moving to Corsicana in 1960, Jerry owned and operated
White’s Auto Store, until he retired in 1983. To spend more
time with their daughters, the couple moved to Denton in
2002, and became members of the Highland Baptist Church.
Services will be held in the Chapel of Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home in Corsicana on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. The funeral service will be at
2 p.m., with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. A graveside service
will follow at
Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris Files, Jeff
Files, Jay Moore, Ryan Finn, Jason Thomas, Josh
Hollingsworth, Caleb Hollingsworth, and Tim Owen.
Jerry’s family would like to extend a special thanks to his
loving caregivers at Good Samaritan Denton Village. A
memorial service will be held there in the Chapel on Friday,
Feb. 10, 2012 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a contribution
be made to Good Samaritan Denton Village.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Harold C. Woodard
Jan 24, 1925 – Jan 31, 2012
Harold C. Woodard, age 87, of McGregor passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31,
2012 at a local hospital.
Harold was born on Jan. 24, 1925 in Purdon, Texas to Henry and
Claudia Woodard. He grew up in the Purdon area. On Jan. 30, 1953, he
married Lina Tave Fraley. They just celebrated their 59th wedding
anniversary. Harold was in the Air Force for three years. He worked
at Connally Air Force Base, Rocketdyne and sold real estate.
He is survived by his wife Lina of McGregor; sisters-in-law and
brothers-in-law Frances and Ben Wolle Jr. of Crawford; Doug and
Sharon Fraley of Corsicana and Florene Folk of Belle Chasse, La. He
is also survived by special nieces Melinda Bruce and husband Donnie
of Crawford; Kim Williams of Eddy and Allison Pearson and husband
Kyle of Crawford. Other nieces and nephews include Bob Folk, Tina
Folk, Lisa DeWeirdt, John Fraley and their families. He was
especially fond of his great nieces and nephews Kayla, Lauren,
Blake, Marissa, Dylan, Beau, Gage, Garrett and Graham.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 at Grace Gardens
Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at St. Paul
Lutheran Church in Crawford with Rev. Tom Beers officiating.
For those desiring, memorials can be made to St. Paul Lutheran
Church-Crawford or St. Paul Memorial Park at P O Box 98 Crawford, Tx
Dorothy (Watson) Honea
Apr 9, 1926 – Feb 1, 2012
— Mrs. Dorothy Watson Honea went to be in the presence of
her loving Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. Our Lord looked
down on her pain and said, “Come unto me all ye who labor
and hurt and I will give you rest for your soul, and rest
for your spirit.” He sent his angels to escort her to the
portals of heaven.
Dorothy was a true and faithful servant to her Lord. As a
long-time member of First Baptist Church, she was a blessing
to many as she went about serving her Lord in various ways.
For many years, she taught 5-6 year olds in her Sunday
school class and had numerous stories about the precious
acts of the children she loved so much.
As she ministered to those in need on various mission trips
with her church, she developed a love of travel. In later
years, she especially loved traveling and performing with
the Solid Rockers Choir. Another of her favorite activities
was visiting local nursing homes, ministering to the
residents, and painting hundreds of ladies fingernails over
the years. She gave of herself to her family, her church
family, and many others until her health began to fail.
She was born in Emhouse, Texas on April 9, 1926 to Oliver
and Birdie Watson, who preceded her in death. Also preceding
her in death were her five sisters, Dovie Powell, Louise
Jones, Claudia Murphy, Jean McKnight and Tincie Mach; and
two brothers, Arthur Watson and Herman Watson.
She was a loving and caring wife to Bill Honea for 66 years;
all the while, encouraging and praying for his ministry, and
looking for ways to serve God. When times were tough, she
was there, praying and seeking God’s presence.
Dorothy loved her family and was a beautiful mother to her
children, Larry Honea and Kathy Honea McFerrin. She was a
wonderful Mamaw to her grandchildren, Kyle Honea, Jason
Thomas, Scott Honea and Andrew Boales; and the beloved
great-grandmother to Peyton Thomas, Sierra Thomas, Sadie
Thomas, Dylan Honea and Dominic Honea. She is also survived
by a brother, Woodrow Watson of Mertens and sister, Gladys
Bishop of Bellmead.
Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 3, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at
Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Reeves and Rev.
B.F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at
Memorials may be made to the Children’s Ministry at First
Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, TX 75110.
Billy Gene Kendall
May 12, 1936 – Jan 30, 2012
Billy Gene Kendall, age 75, passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 in
Texas City, Texas. He was born May 12, 1936 in Dawson, Texas to
Farris and Corrie Kendall.
He was an iron worker in the Houston area for 31 years. He was a
veteran having served in the US Army.
He is survived by his son, Gary Kendall and wife Christina; a
brother, Joe Kendall; three grandsons, Charles Gregory, Nathan
Gregory and Donnie Canterbury; six great grandchildren; two
sister-in-laws, Billie Lambert and Frances Kendall; a
brother-in-law, Charlie Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 at Corley
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at the Corley Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Troy Lee Sykes officiating. Burial will follow
at New Pursley Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Gary Kendall, Charles Gregory, Donnie
Canterbury, Cody Lambert, Jerry Lambert and Ricky French.
Johnny E. Horn
Apr 14, 1933 – Feb 1, 2012
E. Horn, 78, of Hutchins, Texas, passed away Wednesday, Feb.
1, 2012 peacefully, at his residence. .
Johnny was born in Kerens on April 14, 1933, a son of the
late Gertrude Franks and Joe Ransom Horn.
Johnny graduated in the Class of
1951 from Kerens High
School. He married Ruby Nell Gaines in Kerens on June 26,
1954 until her passing on November 19, 2008. He was a member
of Church Christ in Wilmer for 52 years. Johnny served in
the National Guard for 20 years. Johnny loved his family,
his church and his country. He will be missed by all the
lives he has touched.
Johnny is survived by son, Johnny Ransom “Randy” Horn and
wife Kalyn of Royce City, Texas; son, James Lynn and wife
Josie Horn of Streetman; daughter, Janell Ann Wickens of
Streetman; son, Robert Joe and wife Debbie Horn of Red Oak.
Johnny is also survived by one sister, Hattie Wyatt, of
Plainview, Ga., 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren,
many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 in
the Green Funeral Home Chapel at 207 S. Wood St. Ferris,
Funeral services will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012
in the Brown Street Church of Christ at 2471 Brown Street in
Waxahachie with Lester Reagan officiating and Brother Carl
Sherman assisting. Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m.
at the Birdston Cemetery in Streetman with Brother Roy Hignight officiating.
Clellia Mae “Clay” (Hilliard) Callicutt
Apr 7, 1910 – Mar 19, 2011
Mae “Clay” Callicutt, 100, passed away Saturday, March 19,
2011, at her residence in Corsicana.
She was born April 7, 1910, in Hillsboro to Woodard L. and
Grace Johnson Hilliard. Clay was reared in Taft where she
enjoyed “playing school” and riding horseback through the
countryside. Upon graduation from Taft High School at
17-years-of-age Clay enrolled at the University of Texas in
Austin where she resided in the Scottish Rite Dormitory and
pledged Kappa Delta Sorority. In 1931 she graduated from the
university earning a Bachelor of Art degree in Secondary
Education with a major in Spanish and a minor in French.
Returning to Taft and finding teaching positions in short
demand, Clay secured employment with the State Welfare and
Relief Department. As a case worker, she traveled and
monitored four towns in San Patricio County.
In 1935, she met John Spencer Callicutt Jr., and following
an extended courtship, they were married in San Diego,
Texas, on April 15, 1937. While living in South Texas, John
and Clay began their family with the births of two sons,
John and Jack. By 1943, she had obtained a teaching position
in Freer. Clay taught in the public schools there for three
years. To be with family, John, Clay, and the boys,
relocated to Corsicana in 1946 and took residence in the
“Callicutt Home” on W. Fourth Ave.
That year, she accepted a fifth grade teaching position at
Sam Houston Elementary. She taught there for the next 17
years. With this assignment, Clay began a distinguished
teaching career which included graduate studies culminating
into a master’s degree from The University of Texas in
Austin, extended studies through a Math and Science
Scholarship at Beloit College in Beloit, Wis., and
advancement into Collins Middle School as a Math and Spanish
specialist. Clay continued to teach at Collins Middle School
until her retirement in 1975. She ended her career with 33
years of service in the teaching profession and 30 years of
that were in service of students in Navarro County.
Clay was a member of the First United Methodist Church in
Corsicana. Wishing to stay active and involved in the
community, she chose to continue as a substitute teacher for
an additional 18 years in Corsicana ISD. Among her treasure
joys are personal invitations to the “High School Class
Reunions” where she had an opportunity to visit with former
students and hear of their successes. In addition, she
enjoyed scanning her scrapbooks to revisit earlier travels
to the Far East, Europe, and North and South America. She
delighted in the correspondence of friends, whom she met on
her excursions, and the sharing of those adventures with her
Her most treasured times, however, were spent visiting with
her extended family given to her by her two sons.
Clay was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John
S. Callicutt Jr.; and her son, John S. Callicutt III.
Survivors include a son, Jack Hilliard Callicutt and his
wife Sandra; a daughter-in- law, Margaret Ruth Callicutt;
grandson, Johnathan Dean Callicutt and his wife Lisa; three
granddaughters, Cylynne Callicutt, Paula Niece and her
husband Stan, and Traci Estes and her husband Jay; five
great grandsons, Clayton Callicutt, Joseph Niece, Jacob
Niece, Jonathan Niece, and Jack Estes; and two
great-granddaughters, Hayley Callicutt and Paige Estes.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 22,
2011, at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. following visitation, at
Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Alexander
officiating. Interment will follow at
Oakwood Cemetery in
Pallbearers will be Stan Niece, Jay Estes, Johnathan
Callicutt, Eldon Hiler, Bankston McMath, and Clayton
Callicutt. Honorary Pallbearers will be Donald Cofer, Bobby
Carpenter, and John Baggett.
The family requests memorials to the First United Methodist
Church or American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
John Spencer Callicutt, II
June 4, 1905 - Apr 2, 1967
Final rites for John S. Callicutt, 61, who
died of a heart attack on April 2, 1967 were held Tuesday at 10:30
A. M. from the Corley Chapel with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery. the
rites were conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First
United Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. A. F. Sanders pastor of
the First Baptist Church, Blooming Grove.
Callicutt, an oil gauger and Corsicana
native was the son of the late District Judge and Mrs. John S.
Callicutt, pioneer Corsicana residents.
Surviving are his wife, Clellia Mae, a
teacher in the Corsicana school system: two sons, John S. Callicutt
III and wife Margaret, Houston, Texas, Jack Hilliard Callicutt and
wife Sandra, Tyler; three grandchildren Cylynne Grace, Johnathan
Dean and Paula Kristine, three sisters, Miss Julia Callicutt, New
York City, Mrs. Ruth Casler, Tampa Florida and Mrs. Elizabeth
Hanks, Galveston and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Tom Mitchell, Billy Don
Atkeisson, Joe Atkeisson, Bobby Carpenter, Doug Melton and Derwood
- Submitted by Sandy Callicutt
Apr 20, 1854 - Mar 9, 1934
Pioneer Resident Frost Community Died On Saturday FROST, March
12.—William Thomas Harris, 84, pioneer resident of this community,
died at his home Saturday after an extended illness. Prior to moving
to Frost 30 years ago, Mr. Harris had resided in the Blooming Grove
community for 20 years. Surviving are his wife, two foster children,
Myrtle Murphy Gruber and Lizzie English, both of Frost; and three
brothers, Love, Ben and Sam Harris.
Feb 16, 1869 – Jan 21, 1927
CORSICANA MAN IS BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY SATURDAY
Funeral services for Hubert Horn, aged 57 years, 11 months and five
days, who died at his residence, 212 East Third avenue Friday
morning at 8:30 o’clock following a protracted illness, were held
Saturday afternoon from the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors at 3:30
o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard
Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.
He is survived by his wife, three sons, Clarence Horn of Corsicana,
who is attending school in Dallas; Carson Horn of Corsicana, and
Lang Horn of Oklahoma; one daughter, Mrs. Sherrod Akins of Dallas.
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light – Jan 25, 1927
- Submitted by Karen Rost
Sept 4, 1856 - Jan 18, 1927
PIONEER WOMAN OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIES AT CORSICANA HOME
Mrs. Ida M. Harvin, aged 70 years, wife of H. J. Harvin, died at the
family residence, 1014 South Seventeenth and One-half street, at
11:45 o’clock Tuesday night and the funeral services were conducted
Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the residence with
interment in Oakwood
cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Joe
Everhard, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church of Kerens.
Mrs. Harvin was a pioneer of Navarro county. She was born in this
county and resided in the Kerens community until the family moved to
Corsicana 19 years ago.
She is survived by her husband, one son, George Harvin, Corsicana;
three daughters, Mrs. Vernon Ivy, Kerens; Mrs. H. C. Archer, and
Mrs. Roy Martin both of Corsicana. Several grandchildren also
Mrs. Harvin was a quiet and unassuming woman and a lover of home.
She devoted her life to her husband and children, and it is in the
home and in her immediate neighborhood that she will be missed to
the greatest degree. Her life was one of unselfish love and devotion
to her ideals in life and her home and loved ones.
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light – Friday, Jan 21, 1927
- Submitted by Karen Rost
- d/o Elias Carroll and Frances (Abbey) Carroll (from death
H. (Starr) Cooper
Oct 4, 1853 – Jan 17, 1927
AGED CORSICANA WOMAN DIED EARLY MONDAY MORNING
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. S. H. COOPER WILL BE HELD TUESDAY
Mrs. S. H. Cooper, aged 73 years, died Monday morning at 8:50
o’clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. R. L. Dickson, 92?
West Thirteenth avenue, following an illness of eight days and the
remains will be interred in
Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev.
J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by
Rev. O. D. Spence; pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.
Five children survive as follows: E. A. Cooper, Ranger, Texas; J. L.
Cooper, Walnut Springs; J. H. Cooper, Corsicana; F. E. Cooper,
Plainview; Mrs. J. L. Dickson, Corsicana.
Three brothers, John Starr, Alpine; H. E. Starr, Stephenville; and
G. W. Starr, Dallas, also survive.
Mrs. Cooper was born in Burnett, Texas, but has resided in Corsicana
for the last fifteen years.
Mrs. Cooper has been a member of the Presbyterian church since
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light – Tuesday, Jan 18, 1927
- Submitted by Karen Rost
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. COOPER TUESDAY MORNING
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah H. Cooper, aged 73 years, who died
at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. R. L. Dickson, 920 West
Thirteenth avenue, Monday morning at 8:50 o'clock, following an
illness of eight days, were held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock with
interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev.
J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church assisted by
Rev. O. D. Spence, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.
Mrs. Cooper had been a member of the Presbyterian church since
Surviving are five children, Mrs. R. L. Dickson, Corsicana; E. A.
Cooper, Ranger, J. L. Cooper, Walnut Springs; J. H. Cooper,
Corsicana; F. E. Cooper, Plainview; three brothers, John Starr,
Alpine, H. E. Starr, Stephenville; G. W. Starr, Dallas.
Mrs. Cooper was born in Burnett Texas, but had resided in Corsicana
for the last fifteen years.
Out-of-town people present for the funeral were her two brothers, H.
E. Starr of Stephenville, G. W. Starr, and wife, of Dallas, Fred
Starr, nephew, and wife of Dallas.
The following were pallbearers, W. C. Ralston, John R. Carson, J. E.
Pickering, Mr. Whatley and Mr. Reid, W. S. Curtis.
Mar 16, 1842 – Dec 31, 1926
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR AGED INMATE ODD FELLOWS HOME
Funeral services for Frank Schmitz, aged 85 years, who died at the
Old Folks Home of the I.O.O.F. here late Friday, were held at the
Saturday afternoon at 4:40 o’clock. The services were conducted by
Rev. W. T. Bratton, pastor of the Hope Baptist church and the
Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I.O.O.F.
Mr. Schmitz was born in Germany but has resided in Texas for a
number of years. He was a ward of the Galveston Lodge No. 3.
One son survives.
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light – Tuesday, Jan 4, 1927
- Submitted by Karen Rost
June 17, 1864 - Jan 2, 1927
EUGENE DONOVAN DIES AFTER BEING SICK SEVERAL DAYS
E. Donovan, aged 74 years, died at 401 East Tenth avenue Sunday
morning at 9:15 o’clock and the remains were interred in Oakwood
cemetery Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
Mr. Donovan was born in County Cork, Ireland but came to America
when a kid and has resided in Corsicana for many years. He has been
a member of the Knight of Pythias and Woodman lodges for a number of
Mr. Donovan married Mrs. D.A. Blue nine years ago, who survives him.
Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. D. A. Chisholm of
Hubbard City; former pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church
here, and the Knights of Pythias had charge of the services at the
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light – Tuesday, Jan 4, 1927
- Submitted by Karen Rost
John W. Teague
July 5, 1873 – Oct 16, 1926
John W. Teague Dead
John W. Teague, a highly-esteemed citizen of Dawson, died at his
home here Saturday, October 15, at 3:30 a.m., after a continued
illness. Mr. Teague had been sick some five months, and his death
was not unexpected by those who knew his condition.
Mr. Teague was born in Cleburne county, Ala., July 5, 1873. On
December 12, 1901, he was married to Miss Jessie Copeland, who
survives him, and to the union one son was born, Fred Teague, now
living in Waco. When he came to Texas he settled at Pursley, from
which place several years ago he moved to Dawson. Mr. Teague was a
consistent member of the Baptist church and lived as best he could
according to the teachings of the Master.
The funeral service was held Saturday afternoon by Rev. W.T.
Boulware, burial taking place at the
Pursley cemetery at
- Dawson Herald – Friday, Oct 22, 2926
- Submitted by Karen Rost
Apr 12, 1895 - Mar 17, 1971
Funeral services were Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel
for Jack E. Gunn, 75, who died Wednesday. Cato Sherrer and J.
Leathel Roberts, Church of Christ ministers, officiated. Burial was
in the Pursley
Pallbearers were B.B. Gunn, Ernest Ross, Gene Robinson, J.O. Carver,
M.B. George and B.C. Nesmith.
Surviving are his widow, three sons, two daughters, 15
grandchildren, and two brothers.
Nannie Lynn (Pevehouse)
Jan 2, 1903 - Mar 16, 1972
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Navarro Mills
Baptist Church for Mrs. Clint Adams, 69, who died Thursday at her
Navarro Mills home. Officiating will be the Rev. Mickey Loftis and
the Rev. Bruce McNair. Burial will be in the
She was a native of Frost and a member of the Navarro Mills Baptist
Surviving are her husband; five sons, Bob Wood, Waxahachie; T.J.
Wood, Odessa; Bernice Wood, Waco; Weldon Wood, Stanford, and Jack
Wood, Purdon; two step-sons, Delmarea Adams, Arlington and Truman
Adams, Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Moore, Waxahachie; two
step-daughters, Mrs. Valta Ruth Bruce, Arlington, and Mrs. Oneta
Holliefield, Brushie Prairie; 23 grandchildren and 29
great-grandchildren; a brother, Earl Sims, Dallas; and three
sisters, Mrs. Nettie Hollingsworth, Frost; Mrs. H.C. Autrey, Dallas,
and Mrs. Cynthia Siedel, Torrance, Calif.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Pevehouse, James Holingsworth, Don Autrey,
Pete Pevehouse, J.C. Green and Johnny Moore.
Feb 22, 1962 - Mar 19, 1971
Welkener Rites Set Sunday
Funeral services will be Sunday in the First Baptist Church in
Tivoli, Texas for Bradley Allen Welkener, nine year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Bill Welkener. Mrs. Welkener is the former Pat Merrell of
The young man died Friday morning in Port LaVaca Memorial Hospital.
Interment will be in Pawnee Cemetery in Pawnee Texas.
Other survivors include his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Merrell
of Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Welkener of Pawnee.
S/Sgt. J. W.
Oct 22, 1914 - May 21, 1944
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J.W. Harmon Being Returned; Burial At Ennis
The body of S-Sgt. J.W. Harmon, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.Z.
Harmon of Emhouse, is en route home for reburial from the
Pacific area, according to a telegram received by the
parents last week. Sgt. Harmon enlisted in the cavalry, Dec.
18, 1934, and was killed in a forced landing of a plane in
the jungles of New Guinea, May 21, 1944, while in the
photographing department of the Air Forces.
Harmon attended the Ennis public schools. He was married to
the former Helen Bayes at El Paso, Jan. 31, 1942.
Other survivors are a brother, Willie L. Harmon, and a
sister, Mrs. Pearl McCrory, both of Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held in Ennis with burial in Myrtle
cemetery, but definite arrangements will not be completed
until the arrival of the body. The rites will be conducted
by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.
Sgt. Harmon received the Purple Heart, Pre-Pearl Harbor and
Asiatic-Pacific Theatre ribbons and decorations.
P. "Pete" Shields
Sept 17, 1907 - Mar 21, 1944
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J. P. Shields Killed In Action Pacific Theater
Pfc. J. P. Shields, 36, U. S. Army, Cavalry, was killed in
action March 21, at Los Negros, Admiralty Islands, according
to a telegram received Monday from the war department, by
his sister, Mrs. Effie Bonner, 305 South Fifteenth street.
Entering the service February 18. 1941. Pfc. Shields was
statloned at Fort Bliss El Paso until June 10, 1943, when he
was assigned to the South Pacific theatre of operations.
The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Shields, he is
survived by three sisters, Mrs. Effie Bonner and Mrs. Louis
Weaver, Corsicana; Mrs. Luther Greer, Eureka; three
brothers, Tom Shields, Corsicana; Will Shields, Navarro;
Lloyd Shields, Houston.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, April 18, 1944
Submitted by Karen Rost
Reburial Rites For J.P. Shields Scheduled Here
The body of Pfc. J.P. Shields, 12th Cavalry killed in action
on Los Negros Island in the Admiralities March 21, 1945, is
being returned to Corsicana for reburial according to a
telegram from the War Department, received by his brother,
Shields took part in the New Guinea campaign. As a forward
scout for his unit on Los Negros he was ambushed while
advancing through jungle.
A native of Navarro county, he attended the Eureka school.
surviving include three brothers, W.R. Shields, T.L.
Shields, both of Corsicana; Lloyd Shields, Houston; three
sisters, Mrs. Lewis Weaver, Mrs. Effie Bonner, both of
Corsicana; and Mrs. Luther Greer, Galveston.
The American Legion will be in charge of the services.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Corley Funeral Home will direct.
The Corsicana Daily Sun,
January 17, 1949
Pfc. J. P. Shields Funeral Services Slated Saturday
Funeral services for Pfc. J. P. Shields, 36, 12th Cavalry,
killed in action on Los Negroa Island in the Admiralties,
South Pacific March 21, 1944, when ambushed are scheduled
from the Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2
o'clock. Burial will be in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman.
Methodist minister of Eureka.
A native of Navarro county, Shields attended the Eureka
The American Legion will have charge of military services at
the grave and will provide pallbearers. Friends of the
family will be honorary pallbearers.
Surviving are three brothers, W.R. and T. L. Shields, both
of Cosicana and Lloyd Shields, Houston; three sisters, Mrs.
Lewis Weaver and Mrs. Effie Bonner, both of Corsicana, and
Mrs. Luther Greer, Galveston, and other relatives.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Thursday, Feb 10, 1949
Pfc. J. P. Shields Funeral Services Held On Saturday
Funeral services for Pfc. J. P. (Pete) Shields, aged 37
years, killed in action March 21, 1944, were held from the
Corley Funeral chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Burial was in the Hopewell cemetery. The rites were
conducted bv Rev. Peyton Goodman, Methodist minister of
Eureka. A military service was conducted at the graveside.
The Texas National Guard and American Legion participated in
the rites and the Legionnaires were pallbearers.
Born and reared at Eureka, Pfc. Shields entered the armed
forces February 8 1941. He was trained at Fort Bliss, Texas,
and went to Australia in June, 1943. After participating in
several engagements, Shields was in the battles on Los
Negros Islands, Admiralty group, South Pacific, and was
killed while acting as a forwarding scout on the 21st and
last day of that cam-
paign when shot from ambush. He was awarded the bronze star
and, purple heart decorations. Shields served in the 12th
Cavalry, Troop F, 1st Battalion.
After attending the Mildred High school, Shields was a rig
builder for the Humble Oil and Refining Company for several
years before entering the armed forces. He was a member of
Eureka Methodist church. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.
B. Shields, he is survived by three brothers, W. R. and T.
L. Shields, both of Corsicana, and Lloyd Shields, Houston;
three sisters Mrs. Effie Bonner and Mrs. Lewis Weaver, both
of Corsicana, and Mrs. Luther Greer, Galveston; a number of
nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.
Mildred (Grinstead) Dyer-Leonard-Grinstead
July 21, 1916 - Oct 25, 2010
D. Mildred Grinstead, 94, of Tool, passed away Oct. 25, 2010.
Visitation will be 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday Oct. 28, at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at t 11 a.m. at
Rose Hill Cemetery in
Blooming Grove with Warren A. Gage officiating. Pallbearers will be
Louis Gresham, Ronald W. Dyer, Robert Dyer, Ronald W. Dyer Jr.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Nannie Josephine (Ballew)
July 2, 1907 - Oct 11, 1929
FROST WOMAN DIES IN LOCAL HOSPITAL FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Mrs. Nannie Craig, 22, of the Frost community, died in the Navarro
Clinic Friday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock and the funeral will be held
at Emmett, 8 miles south of Frost, sometime Sunday. The body was
prepared for burial by the Sutherland Funeral Home and was taken to
Frost by Beene Brothers Frost undertakers.
Surviving are her husband, J. E. Craig; infant twin sons, parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Ballew, Emmett and several brothers and sisters
and numerous other relatives.
Mar 16, 1857 - Dec 26, 1940
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR D. F. THOMPSON ARE HELD SATURDAY
Funeral services for D. F. Thompson, aged 82 years, who died in an
Austin hospital early Friday morning, were held from the Corley
Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial was in the
Black Hills cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Lawrence Shivers. Methodist
minister of Tehuacana, and Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor of the
Blooming Grove Methodist church, formerly of Corsicana. Surviving
are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Andrew Thompson and W. B.
Thompson, both of Corsicana; John Thompson, Emhouse, and Bill
Thompson, Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. James Baker, Goose Creek;
Miss Deely Thompson, Dallas; Mrs. C. McSween, Denton, and Mrs. J. D.
Eckelman, Dallas; a brother, John Thompson, Tennessee, and other
Genessie Lavada (Wood) Jones
Apr 5, 1880 - Apr 23, 1961
Mrs. J. R. Jones Dies In Houston Mrs. J. R. Jones, 81, native
of LaRue, formerly of Barry, died in Houston Sunday. Funeral
Services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel
with burial in the Black
Hills cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Wilbanks,
pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church. Mrs. Jones moved to Houston
14 years ago from Barry. Surviving are two sons, Jimmie Jones,
Houston, and Grady Jones, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou
Clampitt, Houston, and Mrs. Bessie Burrough, Bay City; a brother,
Millard Wood, Athens; seven grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Bob McDonald, Buster
McDonald, John David Burrough, Albert Harold Clampitt, J. N. Jones
and Lee Jones.
- The Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - April 25, 1961
- Submitted by
Mrs. J. R. Jones Dies In Houston
Mrs. J. R. Jones, 81, native of LaRue, formerly of Barry, died in
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley
Chapel with burial in the Black
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Wilbanks, pastor of the
Fellowship Baptist church.
Mrs. Jones moved to Houston 14 years ago from Barry.
Surviving are two sons, Jimmie Jones, Houston, and Grady Jones,
Corsicana; two daughter, Mrs. Mary Low Clampitt, Houston, and Mrs.
Bessie Burrough, Bay City; a brother, Millard Wood, Athens; seven
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bob McDonald, Buster McDonald, John David
Burrough, Albert Harold Clampitt, J. N. Jones and Lee Jones.
Sep 16, 1848 - Nov 6, 1926
In Memory of Mrs. Catherine McGee
Mrs. McGee was born September 16, 1848 near Mansville, Tennessee.
United in marriage to John T. McGee at the age of twenty-four years,
who died March 16, 1924. To this union were born eight children,
three boys and five girls: Chester McGee passed away a few years
ago, Mrs. Walter Hunter, Chickasha, Okla.; Mrs. Joe Murphy,
Chickasha, Okla.; Sam McGee, Cleburne; Mrs. C. W. Milburn, Tehuacana,
Texas; Mrs. Josh Howell, Kerens; Mrs. O. L. Sutton, Black Hills;
Grover McGee, Emhouse. Sister McGee became a Christian when a child
and was a member of the Methodist Protestant church thirty-five
years. She lived a true Christian until death claimed her November
6, 1926. Funeral services were conducted in the Methodist Protestant
church at Black Hills, Texas, in the presence of a large crowd of
friends and relatives who placed many beautiful flowers on her mound
as a token of love for her, and sympathy for her bereaved ones. Her
body was laid to rest in the
Black Hills cemetery
to await the final resurrection. “Why should we mourn for the
absent, and why should tears be shed. She is not lost forever. ‘Tis
but asleep—she is not dead. She’s gone, but yonder on the golden
shore. She’s clasping hands with loved ones gone before.” O. W.
FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR AGED WOMAN
MRS. EUDORA E. M’GEE DIED AND WAS BURIED IN BLACK HILLS COMMUNITY
Funeral services for Mrs. Eudora E. McGee, aged 78 years, who died
at her residence in the Black Hills community Saturday night at 11
o’clock, were held at the Black Hills church Sunday afternoon at 3
o’clock with interment in the Black Hills cemetery. Mrs. McGee has
been a resident of Navarro county for a number of years. She was
born in Tennessee.
Surviving are two sons, Samuel P McGee, Cleburne; J. G. McGee, Black
Hills; five daughters, Mrs. J. C. Hunter, Chickasha, Ok.; Mrs. Joe
Murphy, Chickasha, Ok,; Mrs. C. W. Milburn, Prairie Hill; Mrs. J. B.
Howell, Kerens; Mrs. Archella Sutton, Black Hills.
Mary Ann Celenda (Price)
Jan 29, 1853 - Dec 15, 1922
Mrs. A. S. Kelly Died Friday at Emhouse Mrs. A. S. Kelly, 69
years old; 45 years a resident of this county, died Friday afternoon
at 5 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sam Hook, of Emhouse.
The funeral service was held at the Black Hills Methodist church at
2 o'clock this afternoon, with burial in the
Black Hills cemetery.
The Rev. W. A. Sanders, pastor of Protestant Methodist church of
Corsicana, and. Rev. E. O. Hearne, pastor of Methodist church of
Emhouse conducted the funeral service. Mrs. Kelly is survived by
eight children as follows: Mrs. Alice Dorman, Corsicana; Mrs. E. C.
Sears, Corsicana, Mrs. J. N. Parrish, Emhouse; Mrs. Sam Hook,
Emhouse; Mrs. Ben Todd, Richland; Rev. H. W. Kelly, Idabel, Okla.;
H, N. Kelly, Hooker, Okla.; W. R. Kelly, Dallas, and two sisters
and. one brother as follows: Mrs. Susan Benton, Black Hills; Mrs. R.
F. Miller, Sunset, and D. N. Price, Snyder. Among those attending
the funeral from Corsicana were Mr. and Mrs. Felix Irwin, Mr. and
Mrs. Earl Pressly, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Benton, Mr. and Mrs. E. C.
Sears and Hartzell Elkins.
abt 1888 - Dec 14, 1919
Remains Arrived Last Night. The remains of the late Ernest O.
Milburn, who died, in San Angelo Sun- day, reached here last night
accompanied by the widow and the decease- ed and their three
children and the father, Mr. O. R. Fife of Amarillo. The funeral
took place this after noon, from the home of J. L. Mil- burn, 1225
Park avenue, at 10 o'clock followed by interment at
Black Hills at 2:30
with services conducted by Rev. Mr. Nunn, pastor of the Methodist
Protestant Church at Emhouse There were many beautiful floral
offerings, and a large procession followed the body to the grave.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wednesday, December 17, 1919
- Submitted by
- h/o Annie L. (Fife) Milburn s/o Joseph E. Milburn and
Sarah A. (Cates) Milburn , brother of Jesse L. Milburn
Mar 12, 1902 - Jul 1, 1965
Charlie Lee Poarch Dies On Visit Here
Charlie Lee (Buss) Poarch, 61, of Thermal, Calif., died suddenly
Thursday night while visiting a brother, Grady Poarch, near Emhouse.
Poarch had resided at Thermal the past 22 years, and was a farmer on
the W. C. Stroube ranch there. Funeral rites will be held at 2:30 p.
m. Sunday from the Corley Funeral Home chapel, with Rev. Delbert H.
Taylor Jr., pastor of the Wesley and Emhouse Methodist churches,
conducting. Burial will be in the
Black Hills cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, of Thermal; four daughters, Mrs. E. L.
Stanford, Houston; Mrs. E. R. Campbell, Mesa, Ariz.; Mrs. Merle Sain,
Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Sim Stricklen, Mesa, Ariz.; one grandchild; six
brothers, Grady, and D. N. Poarch, all of Corsicana; Hollis Poarch,
Ennis; Jack Poarch, Haydon, Ariz.; and Blake Poarch, Hutchins; three
sisters, Mrs. W. F. Holland and Mrs. Katy Thompson, both of
Corsicana, and Mrs. Lawrence Shivers, Tehuacana. Nephews will be
pallbearers. They are Bennie, Guy Neal and William Bogie Poarch,
Pete Thompson, Audrey Poarch, Larry Joe DeMoss, C. T. Bond and Lee
Mar 3, 1868 - Dec 22, 1926
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FROST WOMAN HELD THER TODAY
Special to the Sun.
Frost, Texas, Dec. 23.—Funeral services for Miss Emily Williams,
aged 58 years, who died Wednesday afternoon at 1:30, were held from
her home here. Rev. Obie Nelson of Wortham and Rev. Mr. Conway of
Italy conducted the services.
Miss Williams is survived by five sisters, one brother and an aged
father. She had lived in Frost most of her life.
Carolyn (Dycus) Taylor
Died Feb 13, 1983
Edna Carolyn Taylor Mrs.
Edna Carolyn Taylor, 32, of Corsicana, died Sunday at Navarro
Memorial Hospital. Service will be Tuesday, 2 p.m., Corley Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in
Campbell-Elrod cemetery. Mrs. Taylor was a native of Corsicana and
was employed by Chattanooga Glass. She is survived by one son, Byron
Taylor, Corsicana; her mother, Mrs. Daisy Cook, Corsicana; two
sisters, Lola Dycus, Corsicana, and Ann Raney, Mesquite; three
brothers, John Luther Dycus, Freeport, Jimmie Jack Dycus and Richard
Milton Dycus, both of Corsicana. Pallbearers will be Hugh Owen,
Wesley Blue, Forrest Manry, John Carlock, Ruddy Carroll and Bobby
Howard Lowe Terrell
Nov 7, 1881 - Mar 4, 1917
Here Yesterday Morning. Howard L. Terrell, son of A. D. Terrell, of
the Pinkston community, died in the P. and S. hospital here
yesterday morning at 5:30 from a brain tumor and the remains were
interred in the Campbell cemetery ten miles west of here this
morning. The deceased was an excellent young man and leaves a number
of relatives and many friends to mourn his loss.
- Corsicana Semi
Weekly Light - Tuesday, March 16, 1917
- Submitted by
- s/o Andrew David Terrell Sr. & Hester Ann (Rogers) Terrell
James W. Christie Sr.
Apr 15, 1877 - Oct 13, 1934
FOR J. W. CHRISTIE SUNDAY AFTERNOON Funeral services for James W.
Christie, aged 57 years, who died Saturday night, at 6:30 o'clock at
719 West Eighth avenue, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock with
burial in the Campbell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G.
H. Vaughan. Baptist minister. Prior to moving to Corsicana two
months ago, he had resided in the Barry community for some time.
Surviving are his wife, eight children, Coy Christie, Pursley Mrs.
J. L. Buchanan, Corsicana Mrs. E. A. Brannon, Pickett; D Christie,
Pickett; Mrs. Bernice Johnson, Pursley; Grady Christie Retreat; Miss Adera Christie Corsicana, and J. W. Christie Corsicana. and three
brothers Ralph Christie, Louisiana; D. Christie, Oklahoma: and Gene
Christie, Blooming Grove. The funeral was directed by the
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.
George Thomas Watts
3, 1875 - Sep 20, 1942
GEORGE T WATTS DIED HERE SUNDAY; RITES ON
MONDAY Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Corley
chapel for George Thomas Watts, 67, who died at his home, 812 South
Main street, Sunday morning. Rites were conducted by Rev. J. J.
Slone, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church. Interment was in the
Campbell cemetery near Drane. Surviving are his wife of Corsicana;
five sons, Pat Watts, Aquilla; Jack Watts, Dallas; Harvey Watts,
Corsicana; Marvin Watts, Dallas, and B.C. Watts, Corsicana; four
daughters, Mrs. Ethel Armstrong, Dallas; Mrs. Myrtle Tomlinson,
Fla.; Mrs. Emily Mae Riley, Dallas, and Mrs. Lola Ellison,
Corsicana; three brothers, Will Watts, Fred Watts and Thad Watts,
all of Corsicana; three sis- ters, Mrs. Mary Martin, Dallas; Mrs.
Pearl Ratliff, Sweetwater; Mrs. Villa Stead, Dallas, and 12
Joe C. Fields
May 5, 1895 - Apr 18, 1937
RESIDENT OF DRANE COMMUNITY DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL
J. C. Fields,
aged 41 years, of Drane, died Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
P. and S. Hospital. The funeral services will be held Tuesday
morning at 10 o'clock at
Campbell cemetery where interment will be
made. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Fields; a son, Calvin
Fields; a daughter, Adeline Fields; mother, Mrs. Kate Harrison,
Marshall; two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Boaze, Shreveport, La., and Mrs.
Henry Wilson, California; and three brothers, Richard Fields, Roy
Fields and Holman Fields. Pallbearers will be Dubart Rea, Clarence
Denbow, Lester Farmer, W. E. Weeks, Marion McEntire and Marshall
McEntire. Sutherland - McCammon Funeral Home will direct the
Frances Amanda "Fannie" (Poole) Hanson
Apr 4, 1847 - Mar 2, 1917
ESTIMABLE LADY PASSES AWAY
Death Came at Advanced Age as the Result of Measles.
Mrs. Fannie Hanson, wife of Major H. C. Hanson, died last night at
11 o’clock at the home of her son-in-law S. B. Jordan, 1527 West
Fifth avenue after two weeks illness from measles.
The deceased lady was 72 years of age and a lady of rare refinement
and polish, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. Surviving
is the husband and three children, M. E. [or H. E.] Hanson of San Antonio, Mrs.
S. B. Jordan of Corsicana and Mrs. J. W. R. Jordan of Henderson
The remains will be interred tomorrow afternoon in the
Campbell cemetery, ten miles west of Corsicana.
Lovell Nathan Blackman
Feb 4, 1911 – Jan 28, 1974
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral
Home Chapel for L. N. Blackman, 62, of Navarro Mills, who died
Monday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Leroy Reaves will officiate, and
burial will be at Campbell
Cemetery. He was a retired mechanic.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. L. N. Blackman; a son Gaylon
Blackman of Corsicana; two grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Estelle
Blackman of Gatesville; three brothers, Clarence Blackman of Waco,
Emmett Blackman and M. J. Blackman, both of Gatesville; and four
sisters, Mrs. Dorothy and Mrs. Martha Sue Gilbreath, both of
Gatesville, Mrs. Lorraine Lemon of Alaska and Mrs. Hattie Lang of
Fannie (UNKNOWN) Bryan
Sep 1, 1881 - May 22, 1974
Mrs. Bryan Graveside
services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at
Campbell Cemetery for Mrs.
Fannie Bryan, 92, resident of Dallas, who died Wednesday in Dallas.
Arrangements will be with Corley Funeral Home. She was a native of
Georgia, a 20-year resident of Dallas, and former resident of
Corsicana. Survivors include a niece, Mrs. J. L. McNabb of Edgewood;
two nephews, Hugh McDonald of Houston and Joe McDonald of
Dominic Anthony “Nick” Orler
1914 - May 22, 1974
D. A. Orler Funeral services were to be at 5
p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for D.A. Orler, 60,
resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday night at Memorial Hospital.
Rev. James Densman was to officiate, with burial to follow at
Campbell Cemetery. Survivors include his widow, three sons, a
granddaughter, two brothers, a sister, a number of nieces and
nephews. Pallbearers include Jessie Lee Young, Don Sheppard, Weyland
Thompson, Clarence Hall, Bill Folmar, and Eldries Scott.
Milton J. Lindsey
Oct 15, 1852 - Jan 25, 1925
LINDSEY DIED ON FARM NEAR DRANE SUNDAY AFTERNOON Milton J. Lindsey,
72, years of age, a native of Hill county, Texas and a resident of
this county since 1862, living on the farm where he died for nearly
all those years, passed away at his home near Drane at 2:35
yesterday afternoon after many months of ill health. The remains
will be interred in the
Campbell Cemetery tomorrow after services at
the Drane Methodist church at 10 o’clock in the morning. The funeral
services will be conducted by Rev. T. R. Darwood of Purdon and Revs.
Noy and Naughan of Barry. The deceased had never married and his
only surviving relatives are cousins. Among these are Mrs. Mamie
Noble of Chicago, Mrs. Sallie Lindsey and Mrs. Don Taylor of Drane,
F. J., R. S. and I. N. Lindsey of Corsicana. The deceased was
universally loved and esteemed as one of this county’s best men and
while his death is not a surprise it is a source of genuine sorrow
to all who knew him.
- Corsicana Semi Weekly Light January 27, 1925
- Submitted by
- Never married s/o Claborn B. Lindsey and Candace (Jones)
Elizabeth (Bryan) Elrod
Apr 17, 1876 - Jan
RITES HELD MONDAY FOR LIFE RESIDENT DRANE COMMUNITY
M. Elrod, aged 69 years, life-long resident of the Drane community,
died at the family home Saturday night. Funeral services were held
from the Drane Methodist church Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with
burial in the Campbell
Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T.
H. Burton and Rev. Finis Crutchfield, Corsicana district
superintendant. Mrs. Elrod was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs.
G. W. Bryan of Drane, for whom the Bryan (Drane) school was named.
She had been a member of the Methodist church practically all of her
life. Surviving are her husband, a son, Wayne Elrod, Drane; two
grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. M. M. Roughton, Mrs. T. P. Jordan
and Mrs. A. J. Horton, all of Drane; a brother A. L. Bryan, Drane,
and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives. Pallbearers
were Allen Weeks, W. E. Weeks, J. H. Sutton, J. H. McDonald, Shelby
Hicks and R. E. Marshall. McCammon Funeral Home directed
- Corsicana Semi Weekly Light January 22, 1946
- Submitted by
Mary Catherine “Kate” (Henderson) Maggard
Aug 20, 1856 - Mar 16,
AGED NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY IS BURIED MONDAY
for Mrs. Kate Maggard, aged 82 years, life-long resident of Navarro
county, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Methodist
church at Emhouse with burial in the
Grange Hall cemetery. Mrs. Maggard died at the home of a daughter. Mrs. M. K. Hilliard at
Kerens Monday morning at 2:30 o'clock after a several month's
illness. Mrs. Maggard was born near Emhouse and resided in that
community until six years ago when she moved to Kerens. The rites
were conducted by Rev. J. U. McAfee, Rev. C. E. Wilkins and Rev. H.
L. Poteet. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dee Chaney, Emhouse;
Mrs. Gordon Adcock, Denton, and Mrs. M. K. Hilliard, Kerens; four
sons. Dave Maggard, T. S. Maggard and Charles Maggard, all of
Emhouse, and E. W. Maggard, Kerens, and a number of grandchildren
and other relatives. Grandsons were pallbearers. The funeral
arrangements were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.
Erasmus William "Ras" Maggard
Aug 25, 1897 - Nov 9, 1974
Funeral services were to be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Corley
Funeral Chapel for Raz Maggard, 77, of Corsicana, who died Saturday
in Evergreen Nursing Home. The Rev. C.A. Mangham was to officiate,
and burial was to be at Grange Hall cemetery, near Cryer Creek. A
native of Emhouse, he lived in Corsicana most of his life. He was a
member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by 10 nephews and
nine nieces, including Mrs. Faye Tinkle and Mrs. Edith Tyner of
Corsicana, Ray Maggard of Ennis, Johnnie Maggard of Teague, and
Claude Maggard and Ralph Chaney of Emhouse. Nephews were
Charles N. Langston
Apr 05, 1871 - May
Charles Langston Shoots Himself Near Blooming Grove.
accident occurred about two miles from Blooming Grove late yesterday
afternoon in which Charles Langston, an industrious young farmer,
lost his life by the accidental discharge of his shot gun. About
6:30 o'clock the wife and children of the deceased got ready to go
to the home of her parents to spend the night, only a mile or so
away, and Mr. Langston was to follow soon, telling his wife that he
wanted to watch his potato patch a while to kill rabbits that were
depredating there between sun-down and dark. The wife and children arrived at their
destination and waited until about 9 o'clock for the husband and
father to come, and he failing to arrive some one was sent back to
see what was the cause of his delay. When the Langston home was
reached the unfortunate man was found dead at the steps of the back
door, with the back part of his head torn off and the shot gun, with
one chamber empty, laying near by. It is supposed that as the
deceased passed out through, the door the gun was accidentally
discharged, with the result related. The deceased was thirty years
old, was a son of J. O. Langston, a well known citizen of Blooming
Grove, and leaves a wife and three children. The remains were
interred in the Blooming Grove cemetery late this afternoon.
Jun 25, 1851 -
Jul 6, 1930
Miss Molly Carroll Buried Monday Morning
Miss Molley Carroll, 79 years old, died Sunday afternoon at the home
of her nephew, L. A. Gideon, in the Cryer Creek community. Interment
was in the
Grange Hall cemetery,
Monday morning at 10:30. Rev. Rhodes conducted the ceremony.
- The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, July 11, 1930
- Submitted by Karen Rost
Funeral Held Monday. BLOOMING GROVE, July 12.— Funeral
services for Miss Molley Carroll, aged 79 years, who died at the
home of her nephew, L. A. Gideon in the Cryer Creek community
Sunday, were held Monday with interment in the
Grange Hall cemetery.
William Benjamin Rutherford
Sep 21, 1864 - Oct 31, 1958
B. Rutherford Expires Friday, Rites Sunday
W. B. Rutherford, 94,
retired farmer, 904 North Twenty-Second street, died in the Navarro
Clinic Friday night. He had been a patient in the clinic since
September 11. Funeral services will be held from the First Christian
church in Blooming Grove Sunday at 3 p. m. with burial in the
Grange Hall cemetery northwest of Cryer Creek. The rites will be conducted
by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of the First Christian church here. A
native of Mississippi, Rutherford came to Texas in 1891, and resided
near Ennis, moving to Navarro county and near Blooming Grove in
1900. He had made his home in Corsicana since 1951. Surviving are
three sons, Tracy Rutherford, president of the Rutherford -
Metropolitan College, Dallas; Claude B. Rutherford, Blooming Grove,
and Oren Rutherford, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. M. C. Spurlock,
Shreveport, La., and Miss Lila Rutherford, school nurse for the
Corsicana public schools; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren
and other relatives. A daughter-in-law, Mrs. Tracy Rutherford, is a
member of the Dallas board of education. McCormick Funeral Service
Clemuel David Idlett
Nov 30, 1856 - Dec 12, 1936
Aged Blooming Grove Man Died Saturday; Be Buried Sunday
GROVE, Dec. 12.— (Spl.)—C. D. Idlett, aged 80 years, died suddenly
at his home here at 7 o'clock Saturday morning. Funeral arrangements
have not been completed pending the arrival of relatives but will
probably be held sometime Sunday. Mr. Idlett was a native of
Tennessee but had lived in Navarro county 30 years. Surviving are
his wife, four children, Jim Idlett, Ennis; Mrs. L. K. Garron,
Ennis; Walter Idlett, Snyder, Oklahoma; Mrs. C. E. McMurray, Freer,
and other relatives
PIONEER CITIZEN DIED EARLY SATURDAY MORNING
C. D. Idlett, aged 80 years, died Saturday morning at 6 o'clock, and
funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the family home,
conducted by Rev. W. O. Patterson, pastor of the First Baptist
church, assisted by Rev. J. W. Whitefield, pastor of the First
Methodist church. Interment was made in Grange Hall cemetery.
Mr. Idlett was a native of Tennessee, and was married to Miss Alice
Riter, who was born and reared in Arkansas. They had lived in and
near Blooming Grove half a century.
In the death of C. D. Idlett the town and community lost one of its
best citizens. He had been a member of the Baptist church for many
years and was a man of unquestioned honesty and integrity. The
beautiful floral offerings and the large number of people who
attended the funeral were silent testimonials of the love and esteem
in which "Uncle Dave" was held.
Surviving him are his wife, two sons, J. S. Idlett, of Byrd; G. W.
Idlett, of Snyder, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. L. K. Gerron, of
Bardwell; Mrs. Clint McMurray, of Dallas, and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jim and Ed Glenn, Loyd Simpson, Drew Gillen, Leo
Price and John Dorsey George.
McCormick Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
- The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Dec 18, 1936
- Submitted by
Estor/Ector Mills (Hale) Key
Mar 6, 1887 - Nov 30, 1919
Mabank. Mrs. Will Key, aged thirty years died at Mabank yesterday
and the remains passed through here today enroute to Cryer Creek for
interment. The deceased is survived by her husband and five children
and her mother, Mrs. Rachael Hale, of Italy.
- Corsicana Semi Weekly Light Friday, December 5, 1919
- Submitted by
- w/o Will Key d/o William Thomas Hale and Rachael Lillian
- Grange Hall cemetery, Navarro Co., TX
Edward Preston Maggard
Oct 4, 1875 - Mar 29, 1922
Prominent Man Died At Emhouse Today
E. P. Maggard, died at his home in Emhouse at 1:30 this afternoon.
He was about 40 years of age and leaves a wife and several children,
He had been sick only a short while and his death came as a shock to
his family and friends. The deceased was well known having lived in
Emhouse for a number of years where he has been engaged in various
Funeral arrangements have not been made.
David L. Body
abt 1955 - Feb 2, 2012
David L. Body, 56, Corsicana passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 at
Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday,
Feb. 11, 2012 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Robert
Body III officiating. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
George Washington “Bugs”
abt 1931 - Feb 8, 2012
George Washington “Bugs” Honea, 80, of Corsicana passed away
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 in Mansfield. Visitation will be held 6 to 8
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral
services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 at the Corley
Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the
Earl Spence Jr.
Nov 12, 1961 – Feb 10, 2012
Robert Earl Spence Jr., age 50, of Corsicana passed away Friday,
Feb. 10, 2012. He was born Nov. 12, 1961 in Corsicana to Robert Earl
Spence Sr. and Deloris Wheeler.
Robert was a member of Memorial Baptist Church. He worked at
Corsicana Motors for over 30 years and was currently employed at
Haden Tractor Repair.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Earl Spence Sr.;
brother Billy Spence; grandmother, Edna Earl Spence; aunt, Gloria
Spence and wife Nancy Gail Spence.
He is survived by his mother, Deloris Wheeler of Frost; wife Flor
Spence of Corsicana; daughter, Latosha McKellip and husband David;
son, Dusty Spence Sr. and fiancée Emerald Lylas; brothers Larry Parr
and wife Mary of Corsicana, Steve Parr and wife Robin of Ft. Worth
and Tommy Spence and wife Karon Fair of Payne Springs; sisters, Judy
Davis and husband Les of Plano, Jeanette Rudder of Alpine, Patti
Lambert and husband Brad of San Antonio and Deloris Joles and
husband Rafael Gutierrey of Salem, N.C.; eight grandchildren,
Leandra, Ashley, Pam, Dusty Jr., Aaron, Tayelar, Brandon and Haleigh;
one great grandson, S.J. and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Amy Haden and Brad Sheltman for the
care they provided Robert.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 at
Cemetery with Lewis Palos officiating.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
George Richard “Dickey”
Sept 19, 1946 – Feb 3, 2012
George Richard “Dickey” Ward, Jr. died peacefully on Friday, Feb. 3,
2012 in Corsicana at Navarro Regional Hospital after suffering
complications following an allergic reaction to medication.
DIckey was preceded in death by his parents George R. “Buddy” and
Eva Janet Ward.
Born on Sept. 19, 1946, Dickey was a lifelong resident of Corsicana.
He was baptized at the age of 10 at the 11th Ave. Methodist Church.
Dickey attended Corsicana public schools. and afterward entered the
United States Marine Corps where he was a Purple Heart recipient
while serving in Chu Lai, Vietnam. Following military service he
worked for several large companies as a truck driver for over 30
years. Dickey was an avid gun collector. He was a member of the NRA,
Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the
Dickey was known as a big-hearted, generous man with a sense of
humor and an infectious laugh. He was unassuming and very likeable.
He considered many people in Corsicana to be his friend, and almost
everyone that knew him could tell a funny story of time spent with
Dickey. In youth he was tall and skinny, somewhat mischievous, loved
westerns and war movies and could make any sound effect on demand.
He grew into a gentle giant willing to help others when called upon.
In death he became an organ donor.
He is survived by his wife, Staci of Corsicana; son, Andy of Red
Oak; brother, Ronald G. Ward and wife Jan of Bandung, Indonesia;
sisters, Janet Farhat and husband David of Mabank, and Kathey
Harrison and husband Mark of Corsicana; numerous nieces, nephews and
cousins and aunts.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Corley
Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Military graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13,
2012 at Dallas /Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas with the Rev.
Clayton Smith officiating.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Mary Beth (McMillan) Hendon
Aug 4, 1930 – Feb 3, 2012
Mary Beth Hendon
Mary Beth Hendon, 81, of Tyler passed away Friday, Feb. 3,
2012, in Tyler.
She was born Aug. 3, 1930, in Corsicana to Thomas McMillan and
Bessie Love George.
Mrs. Hendon was a member of Marvin United Methodist Church. Mary is
remembered as a humble, caring person and a loving mother.
She is survived by her loving family including son, Mark Hendon of
Tyler; daughters, Paula Shaw and husband Mike Martinez of Burleson;
and Carol Gillis and husband David of Houston; and two
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at
Oakwood Cemetery in
Corsicana with the Rev. Jay Fraze officiating.
Arrangements by Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler.
July 4, 1925 – Jan 27, 2012
(Sneed) Bosley, of Fairfield, was welcomed into heaven by
his Lord and Savior on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, following a
stroke on Jan. 1, 2012.
He leaves a legacy of love and Faith, to all who knew him.
Sneed was born on July 4, 1925, in the community of Mount
Nebo on Pisgah Ridge. He lived in the Freestone/Limestone
counties for 46 years.
Sneed proudly honored his country during
World War II,
serving as a Seaman First Class in the United States Navy.
His life-long labors are a testament to the hard working man
that he was. He was quite an entrepreneur, and his history
speaks for itself. Sneed worked as a machinist for Gulf Oil
around the great state of Texas; his journey took him to the
Houston area where he owned a painting company, a dry
cleaning company, and was active in the real estate market,
restoring and selling homes. Upon returning to the Wortham
and Kirvin areas, he worked for the Mexia State School. In
addition to raising cattle, Sneed purchased and operated a
grocery store in Kirvin, and gathered all the knowledge
needed to soon form the Northside Plumbing/Grocery and North
Sneed’s love of the land and animals was evident. Raising
cattle, goats, and donkeys was a pastime that Sneed
treasured. Some of his greatest times were spent with the
animals he nurtured and loved. Another one of his pastimes
was auctioneering. He loved antiques and received his
license, becoming an auctioneer. He held auctions in
Limestone and Freestone counties.
Sneed lived, and believed by his favorite sayings, “God has
a purpose for all of us”, and “God doesn’t need any help,
and he sure doesn’t make mistakes.”
In recent years, Sneed’s passion was God’s calling for him,
allowing the Lord to work through him. Living Way Ministries
was a vision that Sneed felt strongly about, founding a
small church, led by a precious man of God, Pastor Alwyn
Gibson. A long time coming, the church will be ready for
service in the coming months. Few things can comfort those
who mourn Sneed Bosley. But, knowing he is watching over
Pastor Gibson and the growth of this ministry, is a comfort
to say the least. Nothing would honor the memory of this
husband, father, and friend, more than the success of this
house of the Lord. The fellowship that follows in years to
come, will be a tribute to his legacy.
Sneed Bosley’s family held a private memorial ceremony on
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012.
He loved the Lord, his family, and his friends. He will be
missed beyond words.
If you would like to make a donation in Mr. Bosley’s name,
please send to Living Way Ministries at 915 Bateman,
Fairfield, TX 75840
To view an online obituary, send a personalized sympathy
card, or leave the family a personal tribute, please visit
Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel, Fairfield.
Evelyn (Baldwin) Anderson
July 21, 1931 – Feb 5, 2012
Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, our Mother and Grandmother, Evelyn
Anderson, met her savior Jesus Christ. She was born on July
21, 1931, in Arkansas to parents, Bob and Lena Mae Baldwin.
She was a member of the 11th Avenue Baptist Church, and the
two most important things in her life were God and her
family. She was also a loyal Texas Rangers fan that never
missed an opportunity to cheer on her team.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Anderson
Sr.; her parents; brothers, Leo and Alvin Baldwin; sister,
Barbara Henderson; granddaughter, Jessica Lee Anderson
Ferguson; and a grandson, Eric Gomez.
She is survived by her sons, Edgar Anderson and wife Debbie
of Corsicana, Elvis Anderson and wife Brenda of Corsicana,
Alvin Anderson and wife JoAnn of Corsicana, and Dennis
Anderson and wife Carolyn of Forney; daughter, Barbara
Reynolds and husband Rick of Kerens; 19 grandchildren, 23
great grandchildren; sister, Lee Hunt of Waco; and numerous
nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7,
2012, at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday,
Feb. 8, 2012, at
Oakwood Cemetery with
the Rev. Rufus Nutt officiating.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Donald “Donny” Wayne Gorden
Jan 17, 1949 – Feb 2, 2012
"Donny" Wayne Gorden of Mildred, born on January 17, 1949
went to be with the Lord on February 2, 2012 after a lengthy
illness. Donny served in the U.S. Army during the
Vietnam War and
continued his service to his country for a total of nine
years. Then he went on to serve with the Corps of Engineers
as a security guard. He spent many years working in the oil
field with his Dad and brothers. His favorite pastimes were
arrow head hunting and researching the civil war.
He was preceded in death by his parents Billy D. Gorden, Sr.
and Ruby Inez (Odom) Gorden. He is survived by his wife
Joyce Gorden of Mildred; children Patrick "Skeeter" Gorden
and wife Kimmy of Mildred and Amber McNett and husband Jon
of Teague; step-children Kerri Head, Janette Daily, Eddie
Montgomery, J.P. Montgomery, and Brent Montgomery; four
grandchildren and 11 step-grandchildren; brothers Billy D.
Gorden, Jr. and wife Nelda of Mildred and Rodney L. Gorden
and wife Mona of Richland; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces,
nephews, and other family members including Donnie Barnabee.
Visitation to be held 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 5,
2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will
be 2 p.m. Monday, February 6, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home Chapel. Military burial following at
Pallbearers will be Terry Gorden, Tim Gorden, Tony Gorden,
Chris Gorden, Lance Gorden, and Patrick "Skeeter" Gorden.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Lee Richardson, Pete
Lucas and Brent Montgomery.
Special thanks to his caregivers from Cedar Lake Home Health
Arrangements under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral