Sacred to the memory of our Brother Frances Welch who departed this life February 4th 1891, Let me die the death of the righteous and let my last days life be as his.
Joseph Ervin Ballew
Nov 19, 1907 - Feb 7, 1982
Joseph Ervin Ballew, 74, of Fort Worth, died Sunday in Fort Worth.
Service is 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Prairie Point Baptist Church in Emmett [should be Prairie Grove Baptist Church] Griffin Funeral Home is handling the local arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Edith Ballew, of Fort Worth; one daughter, Dorothy Elmore, of Fort Worth; one step-son, Rhea Russell, of Fort Worth; three step-daughters, Patricia Richesion, Priscilla Collins and Karen Brackney, all of fort Worth; four brothers, Cecil Ballew, of Hurst, H. A. Ballew and W. W. Ballew both of Mertens, and L. O. Ballew, of Waxahachie; four sisters, Eula Scott of Winnie, Ina Lois Rubenkoenig, of Fort Worth, Ivaleta Lege, of Port Arthur and Wilma Johnson, of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
JOSEPH ERVIN BALLEW
... retired railroad employee
Joseph Ervin Ballew, 74, of 6800 Davidson, died Sunday in local
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Prairie Grove Baptist Church
in Emmett with burial in Prairie Grove Cemetery
Ballew was a retiried employee of Texas & Pacific Railroad and a
member of Mertens Baptist Church in Mertens.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Marie Ballew of Fort Worth; a
daughter, Dorothy Elmore of Dallas; a stepson, Rhea Russell of Fort
Worth; three step-daughters, Patricia Richesin, Priscilla Collins
and Keren Brackney, all of Fort Worth; four brothers, Cecil C.
Ballew of Hurst, H.A. Ballew of Mertens, W. W. Ballew of Mertens,
and L. O. Ballew of Waxahachie; four sisters, Eula Scott of Winnie,
Ina Lois Rubnkoenig of White Settlement, Ivaleta Lege of Port
Arthur, and Wilma Jonson of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren; and
Sacred to the memory of Sister Adie McCoar who departed this life on December 8th 1890. Let me die the death of the righteous and let my loast days be as his.
- Prairie Grove Baptist Church Records
Alice Vestal (Thompson) Kelley
Nov 14, 1918 - Jan 25, 2004
Vestal Thompson Kelley
Vestal Thompson Kelley, 85, a resident of
Italy, Texas went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004. Vestal was born Nov. 14, 1918 in Brushy Prairie to Robert and Carrie Thompson. She married W. Odell Kelley on Oct. 1, 1938 in Emmit. [Emmett] She belonged to the Eastern Star in Bardwell and was a former member of the Rebekka Lodge in Waxahachie. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Italy where, along with her husband, were the oldest members of the church.
Vestal is survived by her husband of 65 years, W. Odell Kelley; sons, James A. Kelley and his wife Patsy of Kerens and Garlan G. Kelley of Italy; daughter, Sheron K. Ward and her husband, Jerry D. of Waxahachie; brother, Aubrey Thompson and his wife Betty of Italy; grandchildren, Scott Kelley and his wife Dana of The Woodlands, Jana Thompson and her husband Jeff of Dallas, Randy Ward and his wife Kristen of Midlothian and Gena Spurlock of Spring; great-grandchildren, Ryan Kelley, Catherine Kelley, Tyler Spurlock, Jake Ward, Kylie Spurlock and Jetta Thompson. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister, one sister-in-law and one brother-in-law.
The family will receive friends at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004 at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy with Mr. Walter Buchanan and Dr. G. W. French officiating. Interment will follow in the Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Scott Kelley, Randy Ward, Leon Crawford, Erselle Crawford, Sam Thompson, Jeff Thompson, Mike Thompson and Eddie Thompson.
To view an online obituary or to leave the family a person tribute, please visit www.bozemitchellmckibbin.com. [link is wrong in original obituary]
Arrangements under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home.
Wilson R. 'Chuck' Burns
Nov 4, 1918 - Jan 26, 2004
Wilson R. "Chuck" Burns, Chief Master Sergeant USAF Retired, age 85, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at his residence.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 today at Corley Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Military graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway Dallas.
He was born Nov. 4, 1918, in Mansfield. He was the oldest son of Charlie W. and Ena B. Burns of Grand Prairie. He graduated from Grand Prairie High School in 1938. He served in the U.S. Army, the Army Air Corps, and the U.S. Air Force from March 2, 1940, until retirement on May 31, 1962, with 22 years military service. He was employed by the Austin State Hospital, Travis State School, and the Texas Rehabilitation Commission as personnel management specialist from June 15, 1962, until retirement on Dec. 31, 1978, with 16 years state service. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana.
He was preceded in death by parents, Charlie W. and Ena B. Burns; and brothers, Charles W. Burns Jr. and James T. Burns.
He is survived by his wife, Doris I. Burns of Corsicana; son and wife, Chuck and Pam Burns of Corsicana; son and wife, Jack and Phyliss Burns of Bastrop; grandchildren, Chuck and Lisa Burns of Corsicana, David and Kristi Garcia of Corsicana, Paul and Kim Allen of Conroe, Jack and Carol Burns of Austin, Tommy and Sylvia Burns of Austin and Tim and Amy Burns of Cypress; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Katherine Bible of Grand Prairie; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, TX 75110.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Steene (Lewis) Parrish
Apr 19, 1917 - Jan 26, 2004
Mrs. Steene (Lewis) Parrish, 86, of Dawson passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at
Dawson Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Reid officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.
Pallbearers will be grandchildren James Roland Lewis, Jason Kelsey, Jackie Kelsey, Darrell Blissett, Gerald Blissett, Johnny Campbell, James John Lewis and J.R. Lewis.
Mrs. Parrish was born April 19, 1917, in Navarro County to Frank and Margaret Reeves Lewis. She had been a lifelong resident of Navarro County and attended school at Alliance Hall. She married Nealy James Parrish on Feb. 2, 1934. Mrs. Parrish worked at Texas Miller Hat Factory in Corsicana as a seamstress and later helped her husband operate a bait house near Navarro Mills Lake. She liked sewing and was a wonderful cook and homemaker. Mrs. Parrish was a member of Navarro Mills Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1992.
Survivors include a son, Nealy Glen Parrish of Dawson; three daughters, Sammie Lewis of Dawson, Mickie Kelsey of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Brenda Blissett of Malone; a sister-in-law, Emily Odom of Dawson; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.
Mrs. Steene Lewis Parrish, 86, of Dawson died Monday, January 26, 2004,
at a Corsicana hospital. She was born April 19, 1917, in Navarro County,
daughter of Frank and Margaret Reeves Lewis. She had been a lifelong
resident of Navarro County and attended school at Alliance Hall. She
worked at Texas Miller Hat Factory of Corsicana as a seamstress and
later operated a bait house near Navarro Mills Lake with her husband.
She was a member of Navarro Mills Baptist Church. She married Nealy
James Parrish February 2, 1934, and he preceded her in death in 1992.
Survivors include: one son, Nealy Glen Parrish of Dawson; three
daughters, Sammie Lewis of Dawson, Mickie Kelsey of Pine Bluff, Arkansas
and Brenda Blissett of Malone; one sister-in-law; nine grandchildren; 13
great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Graveside
services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 29, 2004, at Dawson
Cemetery with Rev. Bob Reed officiating.
abt 1909 - Jan 28, 2004
Nannie Mae Coker, 95, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2004, at Twilight Nursing Home. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Charles Edward Jessie
Charles Edward Jessie, 67, of Lancaster and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at Medical Center in Lancaster. Wake services will be 7 p.m. at Ross and Johnson Chapel. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 S. Fifth St., with Elder Vernon Jessie officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Erdine (Morton) Biltz
Aug 20, 1906 - Jan 27, 2004
Erdine Biltz was born Aug. 20, 1906, in Hamilton, Ohio, and passed Jan. 27, 2004, at Twilight Home in Corsicana, Texas. The daughter of Carl and Anna Morton, she was educated in the Hamilton Public Schools and was a graduate of the Cincinnati General Hospital School of Nursing. She married Dr. Stuart Biltz and raised her
family in Fort Thomas, Ky., where she lived until she moved to Corsicana in 1973.
Erdine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Stuart; a stepdaughter, Nancy Keyler; and a brother, Dr. James Morton.
She is survived by a son, Bob and wife Sue of Madison, Conn.; son Jim and wife Phyllis of Plano, Texas; and son, Charles and wife Jane of Corsicana, Texas.
She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, all of whom were blessed by her presence in their lives. She is survived as well by 22 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Erdine was active in the life of her church and loved to travel and play bridge where she met many of her dear friends in Corsicana.
A memorial service for her life well lived will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at St. John Episcopal Church. In one last loving gesture, her body has been willed to science. Memorials may be made to the YMCA, Friend of Youth fund, or the mission and outreach programs of St. John Episcopal Church.
Iris (Waller) Bond
Jun 12, 1935 - Jan 8, 2004
Iris Waller Bond died at her home Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, after a brief cancer illness.
She was born in Marlin, Texas, June 12, 1935, to Mable and Ray L. Waller and spent her early childhood in Rice and Dawson, Texas, where her father was superintendent of schools. She moved to Corsicana in 1946 when her father was chosen as Navarro College's first president. She graduated from Corsicana High School, Navarro College and SMU, where she
was a member of the Chi Omega sorority, serving as pledge class president and pledge trainer. After marrying Walter Bond Jr. of Corsicana and Dallas in 1957 they spent three years in the Army, living in San Marcos, Texas, Enterprise, Ala., and Brady, Texas, finally settling in Dallas in 1960. During 15 years in Dallas and 22 years in Duncanville, Texas, Iris loved working with young people. She was a Camp Fire leader, 4-H Club leader, Dallas County 4-H Horse Show secretary, National Youth Horse Congress Horse Show secretary, a Special Education Resource Aide at Duncanville High School and the co-founder of the Southwest Dallas County Panhellenic Association. Her greatest joy during the last six years was following her granddaughter's sports activities in volleyball and track in Weatherford, Texas.
Iris was preceded in death by parents, Ray L. Waller and Mable Waller Gilbert; and stepfather, Seth P. Gilbert, all of Corsicana.
She is survived by her husband, Walter B. Bond Jr.; daughter, Laurie Bond of Weatherford; son, Greg Bond and wife, Holly, of Dallas; granddaughter, Sara Haynie of Weatherford; brother, Charles R. Waller and wife, Irene, of Lebanon, Mo.; niece, Shannan Elley of Kansas City, Mo.; nephew, Casey Waller of Lebanon, Mo.; and aunt and uncle, Buven and Evelyn Tucker, of Tyler, Texas.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Iris Waller Bond Scholarship Fund at the Corsicana National Bank & Trust, 321 N. 15th St., Corsicana, TX 75110.
P.O. Box 2187,
Corsicana, TX 75151
Apr 15, 1927 – Dec 23, 2003
SEVEN POINTS – Graveside services for Mildred A. Tucker 76 of Seven Points were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 2003 at King Cemetery near Seven Points with Bro. Bobby Adams officiating.
Born April 15, 1927 in Corsicana the daughter of Robert and Neil Pohl, she passed away Dec. 26, 2003 in Athens.
Preceded in death by her husband Carlton Tucker, she is survived by sons Roger Tucker and Terry Tucker both of Seven Points, Richard Tucker and wife Kathy of Ferris, daughter Carleen Sharp of Ferris, brother Robert Pohl of Belton, sisters Martha Pohl of Caldwell and Alma Yphn of Marshall.
Graveside services for Imogene McEachern, 69, of Point, formerly of Marshall, were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday. Jan. 8, at Union Grove Cemetery with Gordon Grammer and Kelly Spencer officiating.
Mrs. McEachern died Monday, Jan. 5, in Greenville.
She was born March 25, 1934, in Corsicana. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by her sons, Robert McEachern of Sanger and John Scott McEachern of Point; a daughter, Mildred Ann Johnson of Marshall; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Mark White of Marshall; a sister, Lillian Aldredge of Union Grove; and several nieces and nephews.
Elma Loretta (Harrison) Doyle
Funeral services for Elma Loretta Doyle, 77, of Good Springs, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at Crawford-Crim-Bryan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dean Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Crawford-Crim-Bryan Funeral Home in Henderson.
Mrs. Doyle died Jan. 5, 2004, in Tyler. She was born March 28, 1926, in Dawson, Texas. She was a retired seamstress, a member of the Eastern Star, a Methodist and a loving grandmother.
Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at thefuneral home.
She was preceded in death by parents, Luther & Bernice Harrison; husband, Joseph A. Doyle; brother, Luther L. Harrison and sister, Floretta Harrison.
Survivors include: three daughters and sons-in-law, Jo Beth Duncan & Joe Gail of Good Springs, Mary Gaddy & Curtis L. of Longview and Francis A. Dalton & Daniel A. of White Oak; one brother, Bobby Wayne Harrison of Tow, Texas; grandchildren, Eric Jennings, Elisha Cartee, Letti Vick, Joe Kirk Duncan, Chris Gaddy, Dee Ann Huddleston, Sunny Dalton, Amy Dalton and Amanda Dalton; great-grandchildren, Hailey Jennings, Hannah Jennings, Cameron Jennings, Meghan and Morgan Jennings, Cora Humes, Nathan Sherven, Austin Duncan and Savannah Duncan.
Pallbearers will be Steve Davis, Donald Whitehead, Raymond Howard, Randy Weatherford, Duane Weatherford and Joe Jones.
Sep 13, 1959 - Jan 28, 2004
Ronnie Trammell, 44, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, in Corsicana.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating.
Mr. Trammell was born Sept. 13, 1959, in Dumas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Patsy Trammell.
Survivors include his wife, Sherry Trammell of Corsicana; sons, Eric Trammell of Corsicana and Mark Allen Trammell of California; daughter, Christina Trammell of Corsicana; brothers, Donnel Trammell of Corsicana and James Trammell of Wichita Falls; sisters, Debbie Hogue of Abilene and Wanda Taylor of Corsicana; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Charles Kenneth Farmer
Aug 1, 1934 - Dec 10, 2003
Burleson--Charles Farmer, 69, a retired driver for Tom's Peanut Co., died Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at a local hospital.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 12 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Union Hill Cemetery in Joshua.
Mr. Farmer was born August 1, 1934 in Navarro County to Asberry and Cora Green Farmer. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Burleson. Charles was the "baby brother", a happy
wonderful person, and everyone loved him.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Farmer of Burleson; sons, Danny Farmer and wife, Tina, of Burleson, Mark Farmer of Everman; daughter, Denise Underwood of Mansfield; brother, Jackie Farmer and wife, JoAnn, of Corsicana; sisters, Daphene Thompson of Fort Worth, Dorothy Pierce of Burleson, Patsy Smith of Purdon, Darlene Pruitt of Colleyville, Sue Reeves and husband, Homer, of Gainsville, Peggy Farmer and husband, Dwayne, of Flint; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.
Era Fay (Meadows) Bell
Sep 2, 1922 - Feb 7, 1982
Era Fay Bell
Era Fay Bell, 59, of Frost, died Sunday in Baylor Hospital in Dallas.
Service is 2 p.m. Monday in the Frost Baptist Church, the Rev Jim Baggett pastor. Burial in Frost Cemetery. Frost Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Herman Bell, of Frost; one son, Billy Joe Bell, of Frost; six daughters, Nelda Wallace, of Frost, Ruby Williams, of Axtell, Betty Ethel Sobota and Jimmie Csikos, both of Waco, Linda Drews, of Hewitt, and Mary Howard of Waco; two brothers, Harvey McAdams and Horace McAdams, both of Corsicana; four sisters,
Beatrice Long and Vera Dixon, both of Corsicana, Burl Harris, of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Edward Abel, of San Antonio; 12 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Pallbearers are Clifford Williams, Jimmy Hooser, Leon Crawford, R. R. Tarrant, Kenneth Logan and Larry Vandiver.
- Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb 8, 1982
- Daughters birth record shows mother maiden names as Meadows. Not sure exactly how McAdams is brother. ...elw
- SSDI: ERA BELL 26 Sep 1922 Feb 1982 (not specified) 76641 (Frost, Navarro, TX) 467-68-6434 Texas
- TXDI: Bell Era Fay 02-07-1982 DALLAS F
Samuel McHenry, 54, of Corsicana, died in his home Saturday afternoon.
Service is 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Burial in Woodland. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
He was a carpenter.
He is survived by his mother, Alberta Kelley, of Corsicana; one sister, Gwendolyn Dorris, of Los Angeles; four brothers, Emmett McHenry, and Waymjond McHenry, both of Corsicana, Raymond McHenry, of Dallas, and James McHenry, of San Francisco; four aunts; two uncles; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Douglas, Hubert Dunbar, Sam Butcher, Adolphus Nolen, Robert Earl Reynolds, Dan Carter and James Hines Jr.
Mary Morris (Bailey) Price
Apr 11, 1884 - Mar 21, 1972
Funeral services for Mrs. J. C. Price, 84, Kerens, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Hale officiating. Burial was in the Emmett Cemetery. A Corsicana resident most of her life, she died Tuesday in Kerens. Grandsons were pallbearers.
Surviving are her husband of Kerens; three sons, Wayne H. Price, Corsicana; E. C. Price, Athens and Kenneth A. Price, Dallas; three
daughters, Mrs. Willie Dean West, Kerens; Mrs. Joe Gunn, Abilene, and Mrs. Laura Ware, Houston; 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Miss Della Bailey and Mrs. Mittie Littlejohn, Houston.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mar 22, 1972
- TXDI: Price Mary M 03-21-1972 NAVARRO F
- Wife of Joseph C. Price (1882 - 1976)
- Sister, Mittie (Bailey) Littlejohn is bur at Salem Cemetery in Hill Co. TX
Mrs. J. C. Price, 84, died today in Kerens Funeral services will
be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in Emmett Cemetery.
Born April 11, 1884 in Mississippi, Mrs. Price lived
most of her life in Corsicana. She was a member of the First
Baptist Church in Kerens.
She is survived by her husband; three sons, E. C. Price of Athens,
Wayne H. Price of Corsicana, and Kenneth A. Price
of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Larua Ware of Houston, Mrs.
Willie Dean West of Kerens, and Mrs. Joe Gunn of Abilene; two
sisters, Miss Delia Bailey of Hubbard and Mrs. Mittie Littlejohn of
Houston; 12 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.
Bobby Lynn Northern
Nov 24, 1944 - Jul 11, 1985
Bobby L. Northern
Bobby Lynn Northern, 40, of Corsicana, died Thursday at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home with the Revs. B. F. Risinger Jr. and David Hale officiating. Burial will be in Emmett.
A native and lifelong resident of Corsicana, Northern was a Baptist.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. D. H. (Clara) Northern of
Corsicana; two brothers, Billy Lee Northern and Donald ray Northern, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. D. Bray and Mrs. Jo Burkholder, both of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.
Nephews - David and Danny Bray, T. J. and Jerry Burkholder, and Donny and Aaron Northern will be pallbearers.
Olga (Mayfield) Burnett
May 26, 1896 - Jul 11, 1985
Mrs. S. H. Burnett
Mrs. S. H. Burnett, 89, of Corsicana, died Thursday at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Marlow
Cemetery in Cameron, with the Rev. James A. Beverly officiating. Burial is under direction of Corley Funeral Home.
A native of Itasca, Mrs. Burnett had lived most of her life in Corsicana. She married Dr. S. H. Burnett on Oct 12, 1920; he died Sept. 27, 1974.
Survivors include a grandson, Allen Burnett of Palestine; a granddaughter, Allison Burnett of Asheville, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. Clara Mayfield of Corsicana; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Mayfield of Grand Prairie; and a niece, Mrs. Mary Ann Youngblood of Dallas.
- Corsicana Daily Sun - July 12, 1985
- SSDI: OLGA BURNETT 26 May 1896 Jul 1985 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 464-88-2655 Texas
- TXDI: Burnett Olga Mayfield 07-11-1985 NAVARRO F
- Wife of Dr. Samuel Hampton Burnett, Sr.
Mary (Blackshear) Garrett
Mar 19, 1916 - Jan 31, 2004
Mary Blackshear Garrett was born to Carolyn Carroll "Carrie" Blackshear and Robert King Blackshear in Corsicana March 19, 1916, and died peacefully at home in Danbury, Texas surrounded by her family on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004.
A beautiful, gentle lady who loved her husband and children almost as much as she loved her Savior, Jesus Christ, Mary, was a real child of God, in heart, spirit and through her life's work. She shared the true meaning of "unconditional love" with all of her friends and acquaintances as well as her family. She walked through her 87 years quietly and with such grace, sharing her gifts by giving of her time, resources and listening ear, with love and acts of kindness.
She will be remembered most for her gentle spirit, warm heart and inner beauty that radiated with her every smile and kind word. Mary shared that love with everyone with whom she came in contact. Her passion in life was to help anyone in need and to make a difference.
Mary worked for years as a tireless volunteer helping to build the Republican Party in Texas. She played an active role in the presidential campaigns of Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Barry Goldwater and George H. W. Bush. She also worked in the Jack Cox, Jim Granberry, and Bill Clements races for governor, and the John Tower, George Bush, Rob Mosbacher, and Phil Gram campaigns for the Senate. She served as a Precinct Chairman, delegate to the County Convention, alternate to the National Convention, and member of the State Republican Executive Committee, and as an officer in the Texas Federation of Republican Women.
Her caring spirit motivated Mary to start a Clothing Center for the Needy in the old Brazoria County Courthouse in 1958. She also served as a Charter member, Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Brazoria County Child Welfare Unit, and as Vice-Chairman and Advisory Board member of Family Service Center. Other Board jobs included the Brazoria County Welfare Planning Council, the Brazoria County Chapter of the American Red Cross where she also served as Chairman and Vice-chairman of Volunteers. She was a member of the Brazoria County Historical Museum and enjoyed being a volunteer for the Angleton -- Danbury General Hospital. Mary also was an active member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and served as a member of the Parish and Deanery Councils.
The family extends a very special thanks to Elzina Jackson for her loving care this past year, and to the many doctors and nurses who provided their wonderful help and support, especially Dr. Charles Neblett and the nurses of the Brazoria County Hospice.
Mary Garrett was preceded in death by her parents as well as her first husband Jefferson Davis Farish, Brother, Robert K. Blackshear, Sister Liza Blackshear Rogers and Grandchildren Anthony and Jack Lollar and Graeme Baker.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, John T. "Jack" Garrett, Sister, Elizabeth Blackshear Mantor, Children: Susan and Jim Baker, Klinka and John Lollar, Jacko and Nancy Garrett and Bob Garrett. Grandchildren: Elizabeth Winston and Sam Jones, Bo and Stacey Winston, Will and Suzanne Winston, Mary Bonner Baker; James A. Baker, IV, Stuart and Genevieve Baker, John and Tegan Baker, Doug and Marilyn Baker, Carolyn Lollar and Teodoro Alban, Kristen Lollar and Matt McClain, Sydney Lynn and Matthew Richeda; Traci Garrett and Tommy Harvey, Mary Christine Garrett; Deanne Garrett and Scott Armstrong, Will and Jennifer Garrett. She is also survived by 22 great grandchildren. Her pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at St. Anthony's
Catholic Church, Danbury from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2004; Rosary at 6 p.m. with a reception following in the Parish Hall.
A celebration of Mary's life will be held in St. Anthony's Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004. Burial services will be private. Donations may be made to the Brazoria County Hospice Care Team, Inc., 107 West Way, Suite 29, Lake Jackson, TX 77566, St. Anthony's Catholic Church, P. O. Box 299, Danbury, TX 77534, or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Palms Funeral Home, Angleton.
Gertrude Medley Osborn
Gertrude Medley Osborn, 88, of Fort Worth passed away Sunday, May 4, 2003 in a Fort Worth hospital. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Fred Sain officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.
Nov 2, 1934 - Jan 31, 2004
Clarine Moore (Granny) Jones, 69, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004 at her residence.
Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Chris Moore officiating.
Pallbearers will be Billy Richards, Billy Richards Jr., Preston Robinson, Kevin Moss, Yale St. Clair, Stephen Morrison, Randell Stacks and James Jones II.
Mrs. Jones was born Nov. 2, 1934 in Italy, Texas. She met and married James Jones, a career Air Force man and raised four children. They met and made many friends as they were stationed at various parts of the world. After James passed away in 1995, Granny came to live with her daughter and son-in-law George and Deloras St. Clair. Granny loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much. She was also loved by all her many friends. She loved listening to CMT and especially going out to eat at Old Mexican Inn.
Survivors include sons Ricky Jones of Ennis and James Jones II of Corsicana; daughters Patricia Purcell and Deloras St. Clair, both of Corsicana; grandchildren Natalie Jones, Amanda Jones and
Michael Jones, all of Ennis, Billy Richards Jr., Trestin Minefee and Trey Minefee, all of Corsicana, and Christy Jean of Hillsboro; brothers Ron Moore and Paul Moore, both of Frankston; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Marvin S. Herod
Marvin S. Herod, 89, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004 at Heritage Oaks West.
Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Mildred Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Howard, Leslie
Herod, Russ Herod, Mark Herod, Fred Jernigan and Bill Sikes.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Richards, Doug Lewis and Dale Lake.
Mr. Herod was born May 4, 1914 in Pursley. He was a member of Mildred Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jackie Herod, and parents E.C. and Mae Herod.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law David and Lil Herod of Buckhannon, W.Va. and Wayne and Linda Herod of Pond Creek, Okla.; daughter Wynona Howard of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren, Elaine and Fred Jernigan, Ken and Vonda Howard, Peggy and Rodney Robinson, Chris and Robin Herod, Sherri and Bill Longnecker, Shawn Herod, Russ and Audett Herod, Leslie and Woody Herod, Tressa and Wayne Dupay, Rynea Herod, Greg Schmitz, Deborah Schmitz, 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Bill and Martha Herod of Navasota; sister and brother-in-law Havnera and Johnny Coleman of Victoria; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Gale (Langford) Hill
abt 1953 - Feb 1, 2004
Linda Hill of Frost passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004 at her residence. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with Rev. Joe Dowdy officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.
Notes: Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb 2, 2004
Linda Gale Hill
Linda Gale Hill, 51, of Frost passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at her residence.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Corsicana with Brother Joe Dowdy officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Wes Wiscarson, Eric Hoggard, Larry Langford, Brian Thomasson, Richard Leggitt and Dean Harrington.
Mrs. Hill was born March 27, 1952, in Fort Worth to Leonard G. and Pauline Hicks Langford. She was an accountant for Grand Prairie Ford before having an automobile accident on her way to work one morning which left her a quadriplegic. She was a member of Frost Baptist Church.
Survivors include her beloved husband of 12 years, Mark A. Hill of Frost; children, Joseph M. Clark Jr. of Hubbard, Tracy L. King and husband Don of Waco, Jennifer M. Clark and Brett Hale of Frost, and Makayla A. Hill of Frost; grandchildren, Zackery Clark, Harley Clark, Breanna King, Brett Hale Jr. and Randall Hale; mother, Pauline Langford of Duncanville; sisters, Fran Crusan of Euless, Pat Thompson of Fort Worth and Vicki Richardson of DeSoto; brother, Len Langford of Cedar Hill; and special friends, Eddie and Linda Troppler of Frost.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Herman Pete Sharp
Jul 10, 1908 - Feb 1, 2004
Pete Sharp of Frost passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004 at Baylor Hospital in Waxahachie. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Frost with Rev. Joe Dowdy officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.
Notes: Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb 2, 2004
Herman Pete Sharp
Herman Pete Sharp, 95, of Frost passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at Baylor Medical Center in Waxahachie.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Frost Baptist Church with Brother Joe Dowdy officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jason Curl, Charlie Curtis, Leon Crawford, Jimmy Hooser, Jason Smithey and Ryan Wood.
Mr. Sharp was born July 10, 1908, in Frost. He was a farmer in Ellis and Navarro counties for 70 years during which time he acquired many good friends who will miss him.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Corinne Marie Sharp; son, Bobby Sharp; and sister, Maudine Sharp.
Survivors include his stepson, Stephen E. Wood and wife Martha; grandson, S. Ryan Wood and wife Jennifer; and great-granddaughters, Julianne and Alissa.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.
Ruby (Stringer) Abbe
Nov 2, 1913 - Feb 1, 2004
Ruby Stringer Abbe, 90, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Odie Stewart, Tim Gorden, David Wilson, Paul Wilson, Alan Wilson and Kevin Taylor.
Mrs. Abbe was born Nov. 2, 1913, in Bazette. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Abbe; parents, Tommy and Ethel (Tramel) Stringer; and brother, Barkley Stringer.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Ethelene and Odie Stewart of Corsicana and Billie and Alton Taylor of Cedar Mountain, N.C.; grandsons, Tim Gorden of Carrollton, Kevin Taylor of Greenville, S.C., and James Taylor of Cedar Mountain, N.C.; granddaughters, Randy Wilson of Corsicana, Teresa King of Austin, and Susan Rahn of Greenville, S.C.; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Jack Abbe of Corsicana; and special friend, Lolette Reed of Corsicana.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cedar Lake, 625 N. Main St., Corsicana, TX 75110.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Joy Viola (Brewer) Patterson
Sep 29, 1936 - Feb 2, 2004
Joy Viola Patterson
Joy Viola Patterson, 67, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Olin Raney and the Rev. Timothy Schane officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dave Garrett, Danny Dennis, Norville Coker, James Sykes, Terry McKay and Timmy Keele. Honorary pallbearers will be Clinton Coker, David Lewis and Kevin Spencer.
Mrs. Patterson was born Sept. 29, 1936, in Pickings, Okla. She was a member of House of Praise Church of God.
She was preceded in death by her parents,
Robert and Mary Brewer; sister, Minnie Ruth Brewer; brother, Garvin Brewer; and son, Alfred Ray Cantrell.
Survivors include her husband, Lorn D. Patterson of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Dave Garrett of Purdon and Carolyn and Danny Dennis of Corsicana of Corsicana; daughter, Joy Bottoms of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Walter and Carol Cantrell of Chandler, Elton and Linda Raney of Corsicana, Steven and Ginger Raney of Mart and Robert and Jackie Raney of Cross Roads; sisters, Pat Holt of Springtown and Lucille Telafuse of Rosebud; brother and sister-in-law, Winson and Dorothy Brewer of Teague; grandchildren, Jada and Joey Rose, Christi and Ron Stewart, Craig Cantrell, Crystal Brewer, Tiffany Raney, Aaron Raney, Staci and Ty Jay, Emily Bottoms, Nicholas Bottoms, Joshua Raney, Haley Raney, Chris Hagood, Amber Hagood, Matthew York, Christopher York, and Ashley and Britney Spencer; and great-grandchildren, Mason and Seth
Rose, Dalton Stewart, Cameron Brewer, Colin York, and T.J. and Tori Jay.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Embry Scott Ferguson
Jul 7, 1914 - Feb 2, 2004
Embry Scott Ferguson, 89, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, in Corsicana.
Visitation with rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary
Mr. Ferguson was born July 7, 1914, in Magnolia, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patty Hickey Ferguson; brother, Jack Ferguson; and sister, Mary Catherine Ferguson.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia Ferguson and Joe Canterbury of Dallas, Trudy Ferguson and Frank Coan of Atlanta, Ga., Mary Scott Ferguson and Phillip Moses of Dallas, and Mary Catherine Ferguson and Greg Caton of Corsicana; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Corsicana Public Library.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Lillie Mae (Dewberry) McDonald
Lillie Mae Dewberry McDonald, 75, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.
Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin St., with Elder Harold Evans of Roane Chapel Full Gospel Church officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park in Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Lucion Jessie III, Raychuan Ballard, Willie Gary Ballard, Ronnie Jessie, Torin Jessie and Ben Jessie. Honorary pallbearers will be Lucion Jessie Jr., Henry Hillery, Larry Joe Ballard, Cedric Jessie and Willie Jones Jr.
Mrs. McDonald was born Sept. 20, 1928, in
Chandler. She was a member of Freedom Fellowship Church in Corsicana.
Survivors included her husband, Preston McDonald of Corsicana; son, the Rev. Jessie R. Williams and wife Claude of Lancaster; daughter, Bessie J. Brandon and husband James of Corsicana; 21 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Bobby Joe Dewberry, H.B. Dewberry and Vernon Dewberry, all of Dallas; sisters, Gussie Lee Jessie and husband Lucion of Corsicana, Johnnie Ballard of Corsicana, Frank Mae Johnson and Annie Mae Dewberry, both of Dallas, and Floria D. Hughes of Corsicana; stepson, Lee McDonald of New York, N.Y.; stepdaughters, Kimberly Hardeman of Dallas and Beatrice Aston of New York, N.Y.; and many other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Mary Joyce Lusk-Orina
Mary Joyce Lusk-Orina, 42, of Dallas and formerly of Dawson, passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Wake services will be 6 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Chapel. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 208 N. Main St., Dawson, with Pastor Joseph Johnson Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
abt 1919 - Jan 31, 2004
Minnie Outlaw, 85, of Cross Roads passed away Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at Brentwood Place One Nursing Center in Dallas. Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at New Hope Corinth CME Church, 1110 W. Royal Blvd., Malakoff. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Corinth CME Church with the Rev. Michael Green officiating. Interment will follow at
Cross Roads Community Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary
John T. Hall
J. T. Hall
Ennis-Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Bunch Funeral Home Chapel in Ennis for John Thomas Hall, 98, resident of Rt. 1 Ferris, who died early Thursday in the W. C. Tinnery Hospital in Waxahachie. Burial will be at Bristol Cemetery in Bristol.
Nov. 22, 1898 he married Miss Mary Alice McKay of Bristol.
He lived near the Bristol and India. Communities. She preceded him in death Jan. 6, 1971.
He was a retired farmer and member of the Ferris United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Travis Hall of Mesquite: five daughters, Mrs. E.E. Ray and Mrs. Willie Witherspoon both of Bristol, Mrs. Johnnie Wright of Ferris. Mrs. Harvey Singleton of Rt. 1 Ferris, and Mrs. Grady Allen of Dallas; 20 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, 12 great-
great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
A daughter, Mrs. Odis Witherspoon Preceded him in death April 20, 1964.
- Corsicana Daily Sun - June 3, 1976
- TXDI: Hall John T 06-03-1976 ELLIS M
- SSDI: JOHN HALL 27 Nov 1877 Jun 1976 75125 (Ferris, Ellis, TX) 54-60-5172 Texas
Dec 29, 1895