Mar 10, 1849 - Jul 2, 1941
July 4, 1941
WELCH - Corsicana, Texas July 4. - Mrs. Melvina Melissa Welch, 92, died Wednesday and the funeral services were held Thursday, with burial in the Prairie Point Cemetery. She is survived by a brother, Leonard Gray, Kerens.
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- Submitted by Dana Stubbs
There is a Darias S. Welch in Rose Hill. His first
wife was Catherine Gowin who is buried at Old Mount Nebo Cemetery near Bay
Springs, Mississippi. He is in the 1880 census with children.
His second wife is Melvina Melissa (Gray) Warren-Welch (buried at
Prairie Point) and he is listed in the Civil War Index. Melvina was
first married to George W. Warren (buried at Dresden). She had no
children by either man. INFO FROM
Karen Rost & Diane Richards
Death Certificate for Melvina Melissa (Gray)
Warren-Welch, daughter of William Gray & Sarah Gray
AGED RESIDENT OF CORSICANA BURIED AT
Mrs. Melvina Melissa Welch, aged 92 years, died here Wednesday
afternoon. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock
from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Prairie Point Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First
A native of Anderson county, Mrs. Welch had made her home with Mrs. J.
M. Burson since 1912.
Surviving are a brother, Leonard Gray, Kerens, and a number of nieces
Pallbearers were Carlos Cartlidge, L. E. Gray, A. L. Gray, Wayman Price,
Wade Price, C. C. Albritton, Jr., Mitchell Gray, and Ovie Cartlidge.
Leo Joseph Wertz
Aug 29, 1889 - Aug 1952
August 27, 1952, Dallas, Texas
Leo Joseph Wertz, 63, plasterer of many Dallas office and school buildings and resident here for forty-seven years, died from a heart attack early Tuesday at his farm home near Grapevine.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Marrs-Mundy-Quill Funeral Chapel, 3000 Maple. The Rev. Ralph L. Bacon, secretary-treasurer of the Dallas Baptist Association, will officiate.
Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Wertz would have been sixty-four Friday. He was born Aug. 29, 1889, in Corsicana and came to Dallas thirteen years later. He became an apprentice plasterer at the age of fourteen and started contracting in 1919. Wertz married Miss Minnie Mae Harrison on Sept. 12, 1914.
He plastered many of the larger buildings in Dallas until ill-health forced his retirement from business three and a half years ago.
His hobby, chicken farming, became his full time work at Roanoke, Tarrant County.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Lorraine Plemons and Mrs.
Virginia Bohannon, and two sisters, Mrs. Harmon Mayben and Mrs. Edith Posey, all of Dallas, and four grandchildren.
Dec 28, 1868 - Sep 26, 1936
Sept. 30, 1936
Murder Charges Field When Man Drops Dead
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept. 30. - Walter McMillan, 28, of Dawson was named in a formal complaint for murder before Judge W. T. Fadden in connection with the death of Dalton Westmoreland, 70, who dropped dead of a heart attack Saturday on the streets of Dawson a few minutes after he allegedly had been threatened with bodily harm by the accused man, according to information furnished by local officers.
William Otto Wetzel
Mar 10, 1914 - Jan 13, 1937
January 13, 1937
WETZEL - Corsicana. Texas. Jan. 13 - William O. Wetzel, 22, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Wetzel, in the Emhouse community Wednesday. The funeral service will be held from the Emhouse school building Thursday with burial in the Pattison cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. L. B. Jenkins, Baptist minister. Surviving are the parents; three brothers, Edward Lee Wetzel, Durwood Wetzel and Carl Wetzel; five sisters, Mrs. Earl McClintock, Suda Faye Wetzel, Hazel Wetzel, Mary Lou Wetzel and Geneva Flo Wetzel, all of Emhouse, and a grandfather, W. O. Williams, Brownsboro.
FUNERAL RITES FOR
EMHOUSE MAN WERE
HELD ON THURSDAY
Funeral services for William O.
Wetzel, aged 22 years, who died
at the family residence in the Emhouse
morning about 8 o'clock, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Emhouse school
auditorium with interment in the
Pattison cemetery. The rites
were conducted by Rev. L. B. Jenkins,
Surviving are his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. O. F. Wetzel; three
brothers, Edward Lee Wetzel, Durwood
Wetzel and Carl Wetzel; five
sisters, Mrs. Ethel McClintock,
Suda Faye Wetzel, Hazel Wetzel,
Mary Lou Wetzel and Geneva
Flo Wetzel, all of Emhouse, and
a grandfather, W. O. Williams,
Pallbearers were Alvin Owens,
Coy Pattison, Garvin Ray, Elmer
Allen, Weldon Price, Earl Farmer,
Sam Allen and James Luther.
Corley Funeral Home directed
Charles D. Whatley
abt 1852 - Sep 1927
September 14, 1927
C. D. Whatley, Former Rankin Citizen, Dies
ENNIS, Texas, Sept. 14. - Charles D. Whatley, 72, died at his home in Corsicana as a result of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Mr. Whatley had lived in the Rankin and Byrd communities since a mere lad. He was born in Montgomery, Ala. He was a member of the Christian Church and a charter member of Chambers Creek Masonic Lodge at Rankin, being tiler of that lodge for thirty years. He attended the lodge last Saturday night and was apparently in good health at that time. He moved to Corsicana four months ago.
Surviving are three sons, Tom Whatley and R. C. Whatley of Rankin and Bob Whatley of El Paso; one sister, Mrs. Annie McArthur of Ennis, and eleven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the home of his son, R. C. Whatley at Rankin. Burial was in Rankin.
Levin Brooks Wheeler
Feb 18, 1874 - Sep 21, 1949
September 23, 1949
Tupelo Farmer Dies Of Accidental Injuries
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept. 23. - L. B. Wheeler, 75, Tupelo farmer, died in the Baptist Hospital at Memphis, Tenn., Tuesday of injuries sustained in a car-truck collision at Blackfish Lake, Ark. He was en route to a family reunion in Mississippi. He had resided at Tupelo, near Corsicana, for fifty years.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Tommie Wheeler of Corsicana and Ralph Wheeler, of Tupelo; a daughter, Mrs. W. F. Clayton of Crosbyton; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are expected to be held here Saturday.
Maude Childress Wheelock
Jan 15, 1894 - Mar 7, 1947
March 7, 1947
Death Claims Mrs. Wheelock
CORSICANA, Texas, March 7. - Mrs. Maude Childress Wheelock, wife of R. L. Wheelock, capitalist, oil operator and former Corsicana mayor, died in a local clinic Friday after a heart attack at her home.
A native of Troup and a graduate of Texas State College for Women, Denton, Mrs. Wheelock had resided in Corsicana thirty-two years. She was an Episcopalian and had been prominent in women's clubs and organizations for years.
Owner of some of the finest show and saddle horses in the country, Mrs. Wheelock had exhibited her horses at most of the top-ranking shows and expositions of the nation for years. Her stables, maintained at the Wheelock ranch, seven miles east of Corsicana, have been visited on frequent occasions by internationally known authorities and exhibitors.
Surviving are her husband; a son, R. L. Wheelock Jr.; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Q. Kennaugh, wife of the rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, with burial in
Oakwood cemetery, the Rev. Louis F. Martin, St. Andrews Parish, Fort Worth, will conduct the service.
Mattie Lois (Hill) White
Died May 1935
May 27, 1935
WHITE - Corsicana, Texas. May 27. - Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Lois White, 34, of Navarro, who died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hill, at Richland Sunday were held Monday afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Richland.
Surviving are her husband, S. E. White of Navarro; three children, S. E. White Jr., Charles White and Irma White, all of Navarro; her parents and seven sisters.
Mrs. Fred S. White Sr.
abt 1896 - Jul 1952
July 25, 1952
Mrs. Fred White Dess
CORSICANA, Texas, July 25. - Mrs. Fred S. White Sr., 68, died at her home Thursday. Surviving are her husband; four sons, Leslie White, Corsicana; Fred S. White Jr., Sweeney; Felix White, Shreveport, La., and Frank White, Thomball; two daughters, Mrs. Louie Lawrence and Mrs. Inez Tadlock, both of Baytown; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
James Tennyson Whorton
16, 1846 - Dec 20, 1929
December 20, 1929
J. T. Whorten Dies At Blooming Grove
BLOOMING GROVE, Navarro Co., Texas. Dec. 20. - J. T. Whorton died at his home Friday. Funeral services will be held from the home Saturday and burial will be in the Blooming Grove Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, J. H. Whorton of Blooming Grove, J. L. Whorton of Kerens, G. H. Whorton of Hillsboro; four sisters, Mrs. T. A. Stanford of Dallas, Mrs. A. Dauss of Whistler, Ala.; Mrs. Frank Kate of Whistler, Ala.; Mrs. Frankie Russell of Hot Springs, Ark.; eighteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for J. T. Whorton, Born May 16, 1846 Died 7 a.m. Dec 20, 1929 will be held at family home Saturday, 2 p.m. December 21, 1929. Interment Rose Hill Cemetery Blooming Grove, Texas.
PIONEER RESIDENT OF BLOOMING GROVE DIED THERE FRIDAY
BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 20.—(SP)—J. T. Whorten, age 83 years died at
his home here at 7 o’clock Friday morning following a long illness.
Funeral services will be held from the home Saturday afternoon at 2
o’clock and burial will be in the Blooming Grove cemetery.
Mr. Whorten was born in Steuart county, Georgia, May 16, 1846, was
married to Miss Mattie Boon September 25, 1866, and then years later
moved to Navarro county, settling near this city and he has made his
home here since. He retired from the mercantile business here several
He joined the Confederate army and saw considerable action during
the last two years of the war between the states.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, J. H. Whorten, Blooming Grove;
J. L. Whorten, Kerens; G. H. Whorten, Hillsboro; Four sisters, Mrs. T.
A. Stanford, Dallas; Mrs. A. Dauss, Whistler, Ala.; Mrs. Frank Kate,
Whistler, Ala.; Mrs. Frankie Russell, Hot Springs, Ark.; eighteen
grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of nephews and
abt 1903 - 1941
December 2, 1941, Dallas, Texas
Funeral Set For Dallas Chest Worker
Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Whitley, 38, of 4421 West Potomac, active Community Chest worker here, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the George A. Brewer Funeral Chapel with Dr. Henry Wade DuBose, pastor of the Highland Park Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
A native of Corsicana, Mrs. Whitley was reared in Dallas, was graduated from Dallas public schools, and attended Southern Methodist University, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was a member of the Highland Park Presbyterian Church, and was hostess of the Welcome Wagon, greeting newcomers to Dallas. In that capacity she acquired many active workers for the Community Chest by interviewing the newcomers on their charitable affiliations elsewhere.
Mrs. Whitley is survived by two sons, Billy Whitley and Joe Bradley Whitley; mother, Mrs. Olivia Bradley, and two sisters, Mrs. George Traylor and Mrs. Earl Y. Bateman.
Pallbearers will be Richard Haughton, Ben Haughton, Billy Haughton, George Traylor, Earl Y. Bateman and Charlie Grinnell.
Mrs. C. J. Whitfield (nee Hollingsworth)
Died Dec 1949
Dec 15, 1949
Mrs. C. J. Whitfield, 63, of Raleigh, died in a hospital here Tuesday night. Funeral services were held in the Dresden Methodist Church Thursday.
Surviving are her husband, two sisters, Mrs. Annie Melton of Barry and Mrs. Flossie Selby of Frost, and a brother, Sam Hollingsworth of Waco.
Nellie Corinne (Stokes) White
Dec 9, 1935 - Aug 23, 1955
August 26, 1955, Dallas, Texas
Mrs. W. G. White
Funeral services for Mrs. William G. White, 19, who died Tuesday of injuries suffered Monday in a 2-car head-on collision in Arcadia Park, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Cockrell Hill Methodist Church, 4031 West Clarendon.
Mrs. White, a bride of three months, lived at 4041 Kernack. She was born in Emhouse, Navarro County, and had been a Dallas resident for the last
seven years. She was the former Miss Nellie Corinne Stokes.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira L.
Stokes of Dallas; two brothers, M/Sgt. Richard L. Stokes with the U.S. Air Force in Japan and First Lt. Robert E. Stokes of Oceanside, Calif., and her grandmother, Mrs. Dick Stokes of Emhouse.
The Rev. G. C. Randolph, the Rev. V. P. Morrison and the Rev. H. Grady May will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.
Former Emhouse Resident Killed Mrs. Nellie Corinne White, 30, reared
at Emhouse, died Tuesday in Dallas from injuries suffered in an
automobile collision near Dallas Monday when one man was instantly
killed, and four persons were hurt. Mrs. White's father, Ira L. Stokes,
Dallas, long-time Emhouse resident, remains in a critical condition in
the Methodist hospital in Oak Cliff. He is suffering internal injuries
and three fractures of the left arm, relatives here have learned. Ira
Stokes is a brother of Charles Stokes of Corsicana. The rites will be
conducted in Dallas Friday at 10 a. m. at Cockrell Hill Methodist Church
with burial in the Pattison Cemetery
in the Emhouse community, after 1 p. m. graveside services. Surviving
are her husband, William O. White, Dallas, to whom she was married three
months ago; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira L. Stokes, Dallas, and two
brothers, Robert Stokes, Marine Corps, California, and Richard Stokes,
U. S. Air Force, Japan, and grandmother, Mrs. Dick Stokes, Emhouse.
Robert E. Lee Whitener
1917 - Oct 1950
October 16, 1950
Corsicana Man Dies of Injuries
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 16. - Robert E. Whitener, 33, Corsicana, died in a local hospital Monday from head injuries received in an auto-truck collision Friday night.
His death in the sixth of the year from highway accidents in Navarro County. The accident occurred on Highway 31 between Dawson and Hubbard.
Three other persons hurt in the collision are expected to recover.
Funeral rites will be held here Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. Whitener was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are his wife, and son; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. N.
Whitener, Corsicana; three brothers, A. T. Whitener and Edwin Whitener, both of Corsicana, and Lunel Whitener, Galveston; five sisters, Mrs.
Doris Mahoney, Corsicana; Mrs. Mae Crocker, Bazette; Mrs. Linnie Beard, Dallas; Mrs. Dorothy Hall, Warba, Whitener Robert E Minn., and Mrs.
Winnie Lee Shumate, Malakoff.
Infant Williams daughter of C. E. Williams
Died Jul 1930
July 16, 1930
Corsicana Child Dies
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Williams, Corsicana Route 1, died at an early hour Wednesday morning, and the body was taken to Frost for burial Wednesday afternoon.
Died Jul 1930
July 25, 1930
Bud Williams, 60, single, pioneer resident of the Blooming Grove community, died at Blooming Grove Wednesday. Surviving are a brother, Jim Williams, San Angelo; a sister, Mrs. Goodman of Oklahoma, and other relatives.
Emma D. (Hall) Williams
abt 1863 - Mar 1930
March 21, 1930
Mrs. Emma D. Williams Dies
CORSICANA, Texas. March 21. - Mrs. Emma D. Williams, 67, resident of Corsicana for the last thirty years, died at her home Friday. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dora Williams, Mrs. E. B. Carson and Mrs. Hattie Baldauf, and one son, Archie Smith, all of Corsicana; nine grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. A. L. Swinney, Dallas, and four brothers, Joe Hall, Mexia; D. W. Hall, Italy; B. F. Hall, Durant, Ok., and J. G. Hall, Gatesville.
Elbert Othonile Williams, Rev.
Dec 16, 1845 - Jul 25, 1928
July 26, 1928, Dallas, Texas
Rev. E. O. Williams, 82, Retired Minister, Dies
The Rev. Elbert O. Williams, 82, retired Methodist minister of Corsicana, died Wednesday morning at his home, 4229 Fair street. He served as pastor of the Methodist Church of Corsicana for thirty-four years and moved to Dallas four months ago.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. B. O. Franks, and three sons, L. L. Williams, L. M. Williams, both of Corsicana, and W. H. Williams of Dallas. The body will be sent to Corsicana Thursday for burial.
PIONEER MINISTER OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED IN DALLAS
REV. E. O. WILLIAMS WILL BE BURIED AT ZIONS REST THURSDAY MORNING
Rev. E. O. Williams, aged 83 years, died at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. B. O., Franks in Dallas at six o’clock, Wednesday
morning, according to word reaching here. Funeral services will be
held at North Corsicana (Zions Rest) Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock
and will be conducted by Rev. A. E. Carraway and Rev. I. R. Darwood,
Methodist ministers and friends of the deceased. Burial will be in
Zions Rest Cemetery.
Rev. Mr. Williams was one of the pioneer Methodist ministers, having
preached in Navarro and surrounding counties 35 years. He was known
and loved by scores of people in all sections of Navarro county and
in other places where he filled the pulpit.
He had been in failing health for the past few years but his death
was unexpected and came as a shock to him many friends.
He and his wife moved to the home of his daughter, Mrs. B. O. Franks
in Dallas about six months ago to make their home prior to that time
they had been living in Corsicana.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, L. L. Williams, Corsicana; L. M.
Williams Tupelo; W. H. Williams, Dallas, and a daughter, Mrs. B. O.
Franks, Dallas. Numerous grand-children, great grandchildren and
other relatives also survive.
Franklin Abejah Williams
Jan 24, 1866 - Sep 19, 1933
September 22, 1933
WILLIAMS - Corsicana, Texas. Sept. 22. - Funeral services for F. A. Williams, 66, former resident of the Frost community, who died in San Juan, Texas, Tuesday night were held at the Frost Methodist Church Friday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock with burial in the Frost Cemetery. Surviving are nine children, J. V. Williams, San Juan; Eugene Williams, Dallas; Floyd Williams, Mexia; Curtis Williams, Corsicana; Dewey Williams, San Juan; Evan Williams, San Juan; Alton Williams, San Juan; Mrs. Agnes Crutchfield, San Juan; Mrs. Clorena Griffith, San Juan; a brother, Bob
Williams, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie English, Frost, and Mrs. Sarah Keathley, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Recent Corsicana Visitor Died At San Juan Tuesday
A message to Mrs. J. H. Cole from San Juan, Texas, advised her that
her brother-in-law, F. A. Williams, a recent visitor here, had been
stricken with a ruptured gall bladder and was at the point of death,
with no hope whatever entertained for his recovery. Mr. Williams was
a former resident of this county, having lived in the Frost
community until about six years ago. A son, Curtis Williams, lives
A later message stated that Mr. Williams died at 6 p. m. Tuesday,
and body will be brought here on the 4:22 train Thursday with burial
at Frost Friday afternoon.
Two other sons, Floyd Williams, lives at Mexia, and Eugene lives in
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, September 20, 1933
- Submitted by
- add dates) Monument has 1866- 1933 Death certificate has
Jan. 24, 1857 - Sep. 19, 1933 but also says 66 years, 8 months,
25 days, obit says 66 years old, so Jan. 24, 1866 is probably
Death certificate has parents as Robert Jackson Williams and Martha
Jane (Patterson) Williams
FORMER RESIDENT FROST COMMUNITY DIED IN SAN JUAN
Funeral services for F. A. Williams, 66, former resident of the
Frost community, who died in San Juan Texas, Tuesday night will be
held at the Frost Methodist church Friday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock
with burial in the Frost cemetery.
Mr. Williams was well-known in the Frost community where he resided
for many years prior to six years ago.
Surviving are nine children J. W. Williams, San Juan; Eugene
Williams, Dallas; Floyd Williams, Mexia; Curtis Williams, Corsicana;
Dewey Williams, San Juan; Evan Williams, San Juan; Alton Williams,
San Juan; Mrs. Agnes Crutchfield, San Juan; Mrs. Clorena Griffith,
San Juan; a brother Bob Williams Corsicana; two sisters Mrs. Fannie
English, Frost, and Mrs. Sarah Keathley,
The body arrived in Corsicana on the Southern Pacific Lines train
Thursday and was taken to the residence of a sister-in-law, Mrs. J.
H. Cole, 515 West
Fifth avenue, where it remained until Friday afternoon.
Emmett L. Wilkerson
Aug 30, 1883 - Jul 8, 1947
July 10, 1947
Emmett L. Wilkerson Buried at Corsicana
CORSICANA, TexasFuneral services for Emmett L. Wilkerson, 65, Magnolia Petroleum Company attorney for twenty-six years, who died in Dallas, were held here Thursday by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Wilkerson organized the first football team at Corsicana High School and was the quarterback. He later was quarterback on the University of Texas football squad. Wilkerson was a graduate of the law school at the University and was assistant district attorney here ten years before becoming connected with the legal department for the Magnolia.
Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Eula Coulson, Corsicana.
Mary (Harris) Widener
Jan 30, 1869 - Apr 28, 1938
April 28, 1938
WIDENER - Corsicana, Texas. April 28. - Mrs. M. J. Widener, 69, died Thursday. Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. with burial at Dawson. Surviving are her husband, four sons, Ben Widener, John Widener and Johnson Widener, Corsicana, and Jess Widener, Dresden; four daughters, Mrs. H. H. Crawford, Mrs. Jim Phillips and Mrs. Willie Pharris, Corsicana, and Mrs. A. T. Whitener, Malakoff; a sister, Mrs. Bill Simpson, Chillicothe; several grandchildren and other relatives.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. WIDENER FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Widener, aged 69 years, who died Thursday
afternoon at 2 o’clock at the
Dawson cemetery where interment was made. Mrs. Widener died at the
family residence here, 516 North Commerce street, Thursday afternoon at
12:30 o’clock. Prior to moving to Corsicana 12 years ago, the family
resided in the Dawson community.
Surviving are her husband, M. J. Widener, Corsicana; four sons, Ben
Widener, John Widener, and Johnson Widener, all of Corsicana, and Jess
Widener, Dresden; four daughters, Mrs. H. H. Crawford, Mrs. Jim Phillips
and Mrs. Willie Pharris, all of Corsicana, and A. T. Whitener, Malakoff;
a sister, Mrs. Bell Simpson, Chillicothe, Texas, and a number of other
Pallbearers were Hershel Crawford, Jesse Whitener, A. J. Widener, Aubrey
Widener, Homer Widener and Bud Lewis.
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
MRS. MARY WIDENER DIED THURSDAY; TO BE
Mrs. Mary Widener, aged 69 years, died Thursday afternoon at 12:30
o’clock. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of the Corley
Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial at
Prior to moving to Corsicana 12 years ago, the family resided in the
Surviving are her husband, M. J. Widener, Corsicana; four sons, Ben
Widener, John Widener and Johnson Widener, all of Corsicana and Jess
Widener, Dresden; four daughters, Mrs. H. H. Crawford, Mrs. Jim
Phillips, and Mrs. Willie Pharris, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. A. T.
Whitener, Malakoff; a sister, Mrs. Bill Simpson, Chillicothe, Texas;
several grandchildren and other relatives.
William Jefferson Wigley
Feb 5, 1866 - Oct 22, 1937
October 22, 1937
WIGLEY - Corsicana, Texas Oct 22. - W. J. Wigley, 71, died suddenly in front of his home Friday afternoon.
He was a native of Tennessee and had lived in Corsicana for fifty years.
Surviving are his wife and four daughters, Mrs. H. F. Carter of Corsicana, Mrs. L. W. Rennaker of Eagle Pass, Mrs. O. G. Roach of League City and Mrs. M. M. Finch of Dallas.
W.J. WIGLEY WAS BURIED HAMILTON CEMETERY SUNDAY
Funeral rites for W. J. Wigley, aged 71 years, who died suddenly Friday
afternoon with a heart attack, were held from the family residence, 406
South Twelfth street, Sunday morning at 10 o'clock with interment in the Hamilton Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Second
A native of Tennessee, Mr. Wigley had resided in Corsicana for the past
50 years. He was night-watchman at the Corsicana Cotton Mills for a
number of years.
Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. H. F. Carter, Corsicana;
Mrs. L. W. Rennaker, Eagle Pass; Mrs. O. G. Roach, League City, and Mrs.
M. M. Finch, Dallas; a step-son, W. D. Colson, Washington, D. C. and two
brothers, Boss Wigley, Oklahoma, and Rufe Wigley, Corsicana, and a
number of other relatives.
Corley Funeral Home direct.
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W. A. "Billy" Wilkerson
Died Jul 1934
July 16, 1934
W. A. Wilkerson, Waco, Buried in Corsicana
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, July 16. - Funeral services for W. A. (Uncle Billy) Wilkerson, former resident of Corsicana, who died in Waco Saturday afternoon, were held Sunday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery here. The rites in Waco were held with the Rev. J. M. Dawson, pastor of the First Baptist Church in charge. Mr. Wilkerson had resided in Waco for forty years. Surviving are his wife; a son, Emmett L. Wilkerson, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Eula W. Coulson, Corsicana, and several grandchildren.
Frank E. Williams
abt 1890 - Sep 1947
September 26, 1947, Dallas, Texas
F. E. Williams Services Set
Funeral services for Frank E. Williams, 57, a 25-year resident of Dallas, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Williams, who left Dallas ten years ago, died in Long Beach, Calif., Saturday. He was service manager of the Morriss Buick Company here for many years.
Survivors are a son, Eddie Williams of Dallas; two brothers, John H. Williams and George E. Williams of Los Angeles, and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Crossland of Houston and Mrs. Harriet Stiff of Los Angeles.
Burial will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.
J. Frank Williams
Died Feb 1938
Feb 28, 1938
Former C. of C. Head Dies at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 28. - J. Frank Williams, 71, a long-time resident of Corsicana and Navarro County, died Saturday. Funeral services were held Monday at the family home and burial was at Sherman.
A native of Wisconsin, Williams came to Navarro County when a young man.
The family lived in the Dawson area where he owned a ranch. He had lived in Corsicana twenty years.
Williams had been prominent in the civic, religious and financial circles of Navarro County and was a former president of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving are his wife; one brother, A. W. Williams of Los Angeles, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. H. W. Weeden of Los Angeles.
Mary Ellen (Powers) Williams
Sep 26, 1886 - Jun 29, 1952
June 30, 1952, Dallas, Texas
Mrs. Mary Williams Dies After Illness; Rites Set Tuesday
Mrs. Mary E. Williams, 65, widow of C. R. Williams, a retired farmer, died Sunday after a long illness a the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. O. Jennings, 311 North Tennant.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Urbandale.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Campbell Funeral Chapel, 300 West Davis. The Rev. F. C. Erwin will officiate. Graveside services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana at 1 p.m.
Survivors include Mrs. Jennings; a sister, Mrs. H. D. Duncan of Cowan, Tenn.; a brother, T. J. Powers of Corsicana, and a granddaughter.
Pallbearers will be William Pike, Fred Youngblood Jr., Jeff Nelson, Ben Kyser, Doc Tyra and Leon Mash Jr.
Former Resident Dies In Dallas
Mrs. Mary E. Williams, 65, formerly of Corsicana, died Sunday at the
home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles O. (Eula Mae) Jennings, 311 N. Tennant,
Dallas, after a long illness. She was the widow of Charles R. Williams.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Campbell
Funeral Chapel in Dallas. Another service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday
at Oakwood cemetery
here where interment will be made.
Mrs. Williams was a member of the First Baptist Church at Urbanville,
Rev. Floyd E. Erwin will conduct the service.
Surviving are her daughter, a granddaughter, Sandra Jennings, Dallas; a
brother, T. J. Powers, Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. H. D. Duncan,
Corley will direct local arrangements.
Mrs. Williams Rites Tuesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ellen Williams, 65, widow of C. R.
Williams, retired farmer, were held in Dallas Tuesday at 10 a.m.
from the Campbell Chapel. A graveside service was held at Oakwood
cemetery here at 1 p.m. where
interment was made.
Mrs. Williams a former Corsicana resident died in Dallas Sunday
following a long illness.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. C. O. Jennings, Dallas; a
granddaughter, Sandra Jennings, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. H. D. Duncan,
Cowan, Tenn.; a brother, T. J. Powers, Corsicana and other
Corley directed local arrangements.
Mrs. H. Reid Williams, nee Holland
Mar 6, 1885 - Apr 1952
April 30, 1952, Dallas, Texas
Mrs. Williams Dies at Age of 67 in Hospital
Mrs. H. Reid Williams, 67, a trustee of the Navy Mothers Club and a resident of Dallas for fifty years, died Tuesday in a Dallas hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Ed C. Smith & Bro. Chapel, 1811 Ross. The Rev. Arthur E. Hartwell, pastor of the St.
Matthews Episcopal Church, will be in charge. Burial will be in Grove Hill Memorial Park.
Mrs. Williams was the wife of the late H. Reid Williams, former judge and state representative.
She was born March 6, 1885, in Corsicana. In Dallas, where she lived at
6233 Goliad, she was a charter member of the Sewing Club at the Naval Air Station.
Mrs. Williams is survived by two sons, Robert A. Williams and John Williams; four daughters, Miss Florence Williams, Mrs. Howard Nelson, Mrs. Robert Redding, and Mrs. Fred Kerr, all of Dallas; one sister, Mrs.
Raymond Phelps, of San Antonio; two brothers, George Holland of LaFeria, Cameron County, Carl Holland of Albuquerque, N.M.
Pallbearers will be R. M. Schott, A. K. Herbert, Frank W. Watts, Leroy Dees, Robert B. Rinehart, and Charles T. Nolan.
Mrs. Thomas P. Williams
Died Aug 1936
August 2, 1936, Dallas, Texas
Daughter of Lodge Official Succumbs
Mrs. Thomas P. Williams, 35, of 4110 Travis, daughter of Ruben Young, great commander of the Maccabees of Texas, died Saturday at a local hospital.
Mrs. Williams was born at Corsicana and had lived here since she was 3 years old. She was a charter member of the Cole Avenue Baptist Church, now the Trinity Baptist Church. She became a member of that church when she was 13 years old and when Dr. J. Howard Williams, later executive secretary of the executive board, Baptist General Convention of Texas, was pastor. Dr. Williams, now pastor of the First Baptist Church of Amarillo, is a brother of her husband.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Guardian Funeral Home with Dr. Williams officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chester Howard, Clarence Ransdell, Sidney
Holmquest, Clifford Carr, James I. Anderson and Leon Shaw.
Mrs. Williams is survived by her husband; her father and stepmother; a daughter, Jewelle Ruth Williams; three sisters, Mrs. Curtis E. Willis and Mrs. Edward Wood of Dallas and Miss Estelle Young of Los Angeles, and three brothers, Louis O., Frank and Bobbie Young of Dallas.
Died Jun 1908
June 12, 1908
Woman Killed by Lightning
Mrs. Rosa Williams (nee Powell) was killed at Pinkston by lighting yesterday.
Gazzie P. (Lattimore)
Jan 10, 1840 - Jan 29, 1925
January 30, 1925
WILLIAMSON - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 30. - Mrs. W. J. Williamson, 86 years old, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George F. Miller, 1250 West Second Avenue, at 10 o'clock Thursday morning. The funeral services were conducted at the First Baptist Church Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock by Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. She is survived by her husband and only one child.
Mrs. George F. Miller of this city, and by one brother, John Lattimore, who leaves in North Carolina, and a half-sister, Mrs. T. F. Jackson of Port Arthur, Texas. Mrs. Williamson had been a resident of Corsicana thirty-two or thirty-three years. She and her husband came here from Ladonia.
Barney A. Wilson
Dec 12, 1869 - Jan 17, 1941
January 18, 1941, Dallas, Texas
B. A. Wilson, Retired, Ex-Dallasite, Pases
B. A. Wilson, retired Dallas wholesale fruit man, died at his home, the Will Rose Estate, at Powell, Navarro County, early Friday morning.
After operating a wholesale fruit business here for many years Mr. Wilson retired two years ago to a country estate at Powell. He is survived by his wife, one son, B. B. Wilson, and a sister, Mrs. Mollie Kent, all of Powell.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McCannon Funeral Home, Corsicana.
BARNEY A. WILSON DIED AT HOME NEAR POWELL ON FRIDAY
Barney A. Wilson, age 71 years, long time resident of Navarro county,
died at his home at Powell Friday morning. Funeral services will be held
from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The
rites will be conducted by Rev. Marshall Craig, pastor of the Gaston
Avenue Baptist Church, Dallas, and Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the
First Baptist church here. Burial will be in
Mr. Wilson resided in Corsicana many years and was actively identified
with the business and civic life of the city. He was at one time owner
of the Lime and Cone Company of Dallas which had branch offices in New
York City and Laredo.
Surviving are his wife, Rosa Alice Huff Wilson; a son, D. V. Wilson,
Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Sam Painter, Los Angeles, California and other
Pallbearers will be Tom Stockton, Percy Stockton, John Clayton, Harrison
Burke, Mack Warren and T. K. Morris.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BARNEY WILSON ARE HELD SATURDAY
Funeral services for Barney A. Wilson, aged 71 years, who died at his
home in Powell, Friday, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from
the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites
were conducted by Rev. Marshall Craig, pastor of the Gaston Avenue
Baptist church, Dallas, and Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First
Baptist church here.
Surviving are his wife, Rosa Alice Huff Wilson, Powell; a son D. V.
Wilson, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Sam Printer, Los Angeles, Calif., and
Pallbearers were Tom Stockton, Percy Stockton, John Clayton, Harrison
Burke, Mack Warren, A. G. Elliott, J. T. Jackson and T. K. Morris.
RITES SATURDAY FOR BARNEY A. WILSON; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD
Funeral services for Barney A. Wilson, aged 71 years, retired Dallas
business man, who died at his home near Powell Friday, were held
Saturday afternoon from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Burial was
in Oakwood cemetery. The
rites were conducted by Rev. Marshall Craig, pastor of the Gaston Avenue
Baptist Church, Dallas, and Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First
Baptist Church Corsicana.
He was at one time president of the Wilson Lime and Cone Company of
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alice Huff Wilson, Powell; a son, B. V.
Wilson, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Sam Printer, Los Angeles, Calif.; a
sister, Mrs. Mataw Kent, Powell and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Tom Stockton, John Clayton, Harrison Burke, Mack
Warren, A. G. Elliott, J. T. Jackson and T. K. Morris.
Eunice (Alfreda) Washington
May 31, 1930 - Sep 12, 2005
Eunice Alfreda Washington passed away Sept. 12, 2005. She was born in Corsicana May 31, 1930, to the union of Aubrey Washington Sr. and Eula M. Riles Washington. She attended the public schools in Corsicana, graduating from G.W. Jackson High School. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Texas College, she received a master’s degree in physical education from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M University-Commerce). She united with First Independent Baptist Church in Corsicana at an early age. After moving to Dallas, she united with Greater South Central Missionary Baptist Church. Eunice taught 35 years in the Dallas Public Schools, teaching physical education and later as classroom teacher, teaching fourth and fifth grades. She started her teaching career at Fannie C. Harris, later transferring to James Madison (as a fifth through eighth grade center), Sudie Williams and retiring from Stephen Foster. She was honored by the DPS Board of Education for saving a choking student’s life, by performing the Heimlich maneuver. She also received the Texas PTA’s Honorary Life Membership Award. She was cited by the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce and received the Certificate of Teaching Excellence Award. She was professionally associated with Classroom Teachers of Dallas, Texas State Teachers Association and National Education Association. She served as the building representative and served as member and chairperson of various committees throughout her membership in the union. At the state level, she served as chairperson of the TSTA Black Caucus and the TSTA Minority Affairs Committee. As an outdoors person, she enjoyed fishing and golfing. She was a former member of Dallas Hilliard Golf Club, where she
won many trophies. Eunice held her insurance license from the State of Texas and was also a licensed funeral director. She retired her funeral director’s license several years ago. She got her start in the family funeral home business in Corsicana and later worked as funeral director at McGowan Funeral Home in Dallas. Eunice was one of the founding members of Shady Hills Neighborhood Organization. She was a fighter for any good cause. There were many good causes in the neighborhood. Among those that she worked for were the fight with the City of Dallas over the damage to homes caused by the City’s dynamiting the area to lay sewer lines, use of land for an illegal dump site causing fire and smoke and the eventual clean up. She was very dedicated to keeping the spirit of G.W. Jackson High School alive. She worked diligently with the Mother Chapter and the Metroplex Chapter. She served as grand marshal in the Jackson Ex-Students Association Juneteenth Parade and was also honored by receiving the Elemeter Kay Frances Lee Gardner Memorial Award for loyalty and dedication.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Eula Mae Washington; father, Aubrey Washington Sr.; and sister, Florine Washington.
She leaves behind to mourn, three sisters, Wanda Johnson and husband Gilbert of Los Angeles, Calif., Corline Jackson and husband Marion of San Francisco, Calif., and Vanessa Franklin of Corsicana; five brothers, Aubrey Washington Jr. and Arnold Keith Washington of Corsicana, Joseph Washington of Dallas, Jasper Washington and wife Charlie Mae of Dallas, Anthony Washington and wife Barbara of Los Angeles, Calif.; a loving and devoted friend, Johnetta Elston Williams and son Ron Elston and wife Chen Yueh (Jasmine); two loving godchildren, Kelsey Nelson of Lubbock and David Chase Nelson of Mesquite; one uncle, Claude Riles of Corsicana; 17 nieces and nephews; 30 grand nieces and nephews and a host of cousins and friends.
Wake services will be from 6 to 6:45 p.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 6449 Houston School Road, Dallas.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greater South Central Missionary Baptist Church, 3002 S. Denley Dr., Dallas.
Arrangements by Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Dallas.
Robert Ellis Drain
Jun 22, 1943 - Sep 21, 2005
|A memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove. |
Robert Ellis Drain
Robert Ellis Drain, 62, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005 in Dallas.
Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove with the Rev. Grady Cashion officiating.
Mr. Drain was born June 22, 1943 in Corsicana.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Drain of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Eric and Tonia Drain of Chatfield, Brian and Andrea Drain of Chatfield and Jason and Misty Drain of Chatfield; grand daughters, Brittnie Drain of Chatfield, Haylee McCoy of Chatfield and Mackenzie Drain; grandsons, Collin Drain of Chatfield, Taylor Drain of Chatfield and Tanner Drain of Chatfield; father R.M. Drain of Corsicana and brother, Mike Drain of Eureka.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
James Gilbert Lovan
Aug 14, 1924 - Sep 21, 2005
James Gilbert Lovan, born Aug. 14, 1924, passed away Sept. 21, 2005. Mr. Lovan was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of the College of the Ozarks. He was a retired hospital furniture distributor. Mr. Lovan was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He will forever be loved and remembered by his wife, Laverne Lovan; daughters, Cynthia Tyler and husband Thomas, Karen Boyd and husband Kenneth, Suzette Hamilton and husband Kyle and Kathy Hartland and husband Robert; grandchildren, Stephen Tyler and Tracy Locke, Matthew Boyd, Julie Boyd, Kathleen Boyd, Sarah Hamilton, Laurie Hamilton, Timothy Hartland and Rob Hartland; great-grandchildren, Alex Tyler, Cameron Locke, Jacob Tyler, Caleb Tyler and Ava Tyler; and sisters, Virginia Sanders and Margaret Downing.
Family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Corsicana with Dr. Bob Webb officiating and music by Wayne Owen. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.
Arrangements by Restland Funeral Home, Dallas.
John Terry Johnson
Jun 1, 1931 - Sep 20, 2005
John Terry Johnson, 71, of Kerens passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at Kerens Care Center.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at New Bethel Baptist Church, 700 Elm Flat Road, with the Rev. Nathan Carter officiating. Interment will follow at Goodlow Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Cameron Mitchell, James Mitchell, James O. Jefferson, Anthony Johnson Jr., Tyrone Martin and Brent Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Johnson, Willie B. Johnson, Dennis Burrell, C.L. Johnson, Anthony Johnson Sr. and Oscar L. Thompson.
Mr. Johnson was born June 1, 1931, in Chillicothe.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Levi and Cecil Johnson; two sisters, Daisy Johnson and Elise Johnson; and one brother, Leo Johnson.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Katherine Lockie Johnson of Kerens; four children, Johnnie Mae Williams (the Rev. Jessie Williams) of Corsicana, Shirley Ann Mitchell (James) of Kerens, Willie B. Johnson (Marilyn) of Malakoff and Anthony C. Johnson (Debra) of Kerens; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, E.V. Jefferson of Goodlow; two brothers, Charles Johnson (Helen) of Fort Worth and Jerry B. Johnson (Peggy) of Goodlow; one aunt, Evelyn Thompson of Goodlow; godchildren, the Rev. Dairy and Ellender Johnson of Corsicana; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Markita Marshea Sanders
Jan 4, 1986 - Sep 12, 2005
Markita Marshea Sanders, 19, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, at her residence.
Wake services will be 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Lifeline Fellowship Family Church, 5301 W. State Highway 31, with the Rev. W. H. Kurney officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Wallace, Alvin Thomas, Marvin Hawkins, Danta Hawkins, Darion Sims, Kelton Thomas, Larry Thomas, Michael Thomas, Lee Chester Strain, Leonard Hawkins and Roger Thomas.
Ms. Sanders was born Jan. 4, 1986, in Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Three C. Sanders, L. B. Thomas and Ethel Anderson.
Survivors include her mother, Sara Sanders; father, Willie Thomas; one sister, Kendra Sanders; one brother, Willie Sanders; maternal grandmother, Jeraldine Sanders; paternal grandmother, Lessie Thomas, all of Corsicana; one niece, one nephew, several uncles and aunts, other relatives and friends, including a special friend, Samuel White Jr.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Leeman Ernest Womack
Aug 13, 1926 - Sep 20, 2005
Leeman Ernest Womack, 79, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Steve Orbison officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Mr. Womack was born to Ray and Lila (Thompson) Womack Aug. 13, 1926 in Fredricktown, Mo. He was a member of the North Beaton Church of Christ and was also a Mason.
Survivors include wife, Mary Womack of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law David and Jan Womack of Conroe and Larry and Donna Womack of Houston; daughter June Womack of Corsicana; grandchildren Sean Eggelston and wife Laura, Brendan Womack, Dawn Orand and husband Michael; and great-grandchildren Ashley Eggelston, Miranda Orand and Andrew Eggelston.
A memorial guestbook is available at www.griffin-roughton.com by clicking on obituaries and going to the name Leeman Ernest Womack to sign the book and submit a memorial message.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
abt 1935 - Sep 19, 2005
Duane Dooley, 70, of Belton passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at his residence. Services will be 1 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Temple. Interment will follow at 4:30 p.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements by Scanio-Harper Funeral Home, Temple.
Melvin Joe Walker
abt 1950 - July 4, 2005
Melvin Joe “Mighty Mouse” Walker, 55, of Los Angeles, formerly of Corsicana, passed away July 4, 2005 in Los Angeles. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005 at Woodland Cemetery. Services by Scott Funeral Home.
Fannie Belle (Blake) English
Jun 25, 1911 - Sep 22, 2005
Fannie Belle Blake English, 94, of Hillsboro and formerly of Frost,
passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, at Town Hall Estates.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Frost United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jonathan Mellette officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Steve Holliefield, Scott Holliefield, Jody English, Blake English, Ernie Sanders and Ian Vander Schee.
Mrs. English was born June 25, 1911, in Collin County to Robert Knox Blake and Mary Barnes Dixon Blake. She was a homemaker. She was a lifelong member of Frost United Methodist Church. Mrs. English was very proud of her family. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and traveling with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Beldon Lee English.
Survivors include her children, Maurice English and wife Ginger of Glen Rose, Mary Lynn Holliefield of Elm Mott, Blake English and wife JoAnn of Argyle, Jerry English and wife Gail of Frost and Jan Smith of Hillsboro; two sisters, Virginia Brown of Houston and Edna Haden of Dresden; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Frost United Methodist Church or Frost Independent School District Excellence Fund.
A memorial guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Click on obituaries and go to the name (Fannie Belle Blake English) to sign the book and submit a memorial message.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Chapel, Blooming Grove.
Fannie Belle Blake English
Fannie Belle Blake English, 94, of Frost, Texas passed away in Hillsboro Sept. 22, 2005. She was born in Collin County, Texas on June 25, 1911 to Robert Knox and Mary Dixon English. She was a life long member of the Frost United Methodist Church. Her parents and her husband, Beldon Lee English, preceeded her in death.
She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. People said of her, "If you can't get along with Fannie English, then you just can't get along with anyone." She loved family gatherings, her church, traveling, and playing 42 with friends. She enjoyed life and made everyone around her enjoy it also.
Survivors include her children: Maurice English and wife Ginger of Glen Rose, Mary Lynn Holliefield of Elm Mott, Blake English and wife JoAnn of Argyle, Jerry English and wife Gail of Frost, and Jan Smith of Hillsboro; two sisters: Virginia Brown of Houston and Edna Haden of Dresden: 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at Frost United Methodist Church in Frost, Texas on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, at 2:00 pm, with burial at the Frost Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve Holliefield, Scott Holliefield, Jody English, Blake English, Ernie Sanders, and Ian VanderSchee.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Frost united Methodist Church of Frost Independent School District Excellence Fund.