Leah Pearl (Hawkins) Penney
Jun 21, 1898 - Feb 15, 1946
FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. PEARL PENNY AT KERENS SUNDAY
KERENS, Feb. 16.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Penny, aged
47, who died at 9:30 p.m. Friday in her home here, will be held at 3
p.m. Sunday at the Kerens Baptist church with Dr. Elmer Page,
pastor, conducting the rites.
The former Pearl Hawkins, she was born Jun. 21, 1898, in Little
Rock, Ark., moving to Navarro county at an early age. She married
Melvin Penny on April 8, `922.
Long an active member of the Kerens Baptist church, she is survived
by her husband; two sons, Franklin Y., a student at Texas A. and M.
college; and Melvin Owen, Kerens; her mother, Mrs. Etta Hawkins,
Corsicana; three brothers, Luther, Corsicana; three brothers,
Luther, Corsicana; Bill, Rawlings, Wyo.; and Ralph of South America;
three sisters, Mrs. Stanley Hall, Stamford; Mrs. Ed Dean, Chandler;
and Mrs. Jewel Lopez, San Antonio.
Stockton Funeral Home is directing.
Sep 2, 1894 - Oct 21, 1964
Blair Phillips Rites Thursday
KERENS, Oct. 22 (Spl.)—Blair Phillips, 70, retired farmer, native of
Kerens, died Wednesday afternoon in the Henderson County Memorial
hospital in Athens following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Paschal
Funeral Chapel with burial in the
The rites were conducted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the First
Baptist church, and Rev. J. W. Hodges pastor of the First Methodist
Surviving are his wife of Kerens; Three brothers, Tom L. Phillips,
Phoenix, Ariz.; Elmer Phillips, Kerens, and George Phillips, Big
Spring; two sisters, Mrs. George Howell, Kerens, and Mrs. Grady
Ellis, Pittsburg, Texas; a grandchild, two great-grandchildren and
Mar 24, 1891 - Jun 21, 1966
Kerens Water Plant Employe Found Drowned
KERENS (Spl.)—Almer Phillips, 75, water plant employe at the Kerens
city lake, was found drowned near the pump house late Tuesday
evening by a fellow employe when he had failed to arrive home after
Mr. Phillips who had been lake pumper for 37 years, was found by
He was a native and lifelong resident of Kerens.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Methodist
church with the pastor, Rev. Otis Brown, officiating. Burial will be
in Kerens Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of Kerens; one son, Waylon Phillips of
Kerens; two brothers, George Phillips of Big Spring, and Tommy
Phillips of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. George Howell, Kerens,
and Mrs. Grady Allen, Pittsburg, Texas and relatives.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Phillips, Cliff Curington, Wand Phillips,
Earl Henderson, Alvin Inmon, Bert Inmon and Clarence Henderson.
Paschal Funeral of Kerens will conduct.
Kerens Closes During Funeral Elmer Phillips
KERENS (Spl.)—Kerens business houses were closed Thursday from 10 to
11 a.m. during the funeral hours for Elmer Phillips, Kerens Lake
pumper for 37 years. He drowned earlier in the week.
Lovie Elizabeth (Smith)
Mar 22, 1898 - Feb 6. 1935
KERENS WOMAN DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL BURIED THURSDAY
KERENS, Feb. 9.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. O. V. Phillips, 37,
who died Wednesday night in a Corsicana hospital, were held here
Thursday afternoon with interment in the
Kerens Cemetery, Rev.
Clem Hardy conducted the rites.
Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Phyllis, two sons, Norman
Glenn and James Kelton Phillips and seven sisters, Mrs. Victor
Crowley, Mrs. Bert Washburn, Mrs. Hattie Stockton, Mrs. Clyde
Phillips, Miss Bertha Smith, all of Kerens; Mrs. Bud Horn, Emhouse;
and Mrs. Jack Cooper, Streetman.
Irene (Owen) Parker
Jul 12, 1862 - Sep 12, 1942
Rites Last Sunday For Beloved Woman Kerens Community
KERENS, Sep. 17.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held at the Baptist
Church Sunday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. W. B. Parker, 75, who died at the
P. and S. Hospital in Corsicana, Saturday at 12:30 a.m. after an
illness of several weeks.
Rev. A. E. Harrison, Baptist pastor, was in charge of services with
Rev. Finis L. Hodges, pastor of the Presbyterian church, assisting.
Interment was in Kerens
Cemetery, with Stockton Funeral Home officiating.
Deceased is survived by one son, Rex Parker of Corpus Christi; one
daughter, Mrs. Emory Horger, Denton; one brother, R. D. Owen,
Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. Dan Gentry, Dallas, and Mrs. Bird Mitcham,
Houston; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were R. D. Mabry, Earl Seale, Cliff Coates, Wade Price
of Kerens; Floyd Smith, Dawson; Ray Jarvis, Hubbard City; Carl
Sederholm, Houston; Dan Royal, Malakoff.
Aunt Lou, as this loved pioneer resident was called far and near,
was well known for her great generosity, and the persistence with
which she showered some small gift upon everyone who entered her
home. Famed also as a wonderful cook, neighbors and friends were
overwhelmed by the dainty and toothsome viands which she insisted on
sharing with all with whom she came in contact. There are perhaps
few homes in Kerens which do not hold some piece of fancy work, or
some other prized memento from this beautiful Christian woman.
Among the many from out of town here for the funeral were; Mr. and
Mrs. Ray Jarvis, Hubbard; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Smith, Dawson; Mrs.
Dodge Gentry, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Royal, Mrs. A. B. Smith, Willis
Payne, Malakoff, Mrs. Bird Mitcham, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sederholm,
Houston; Mrs. Dan Gentry, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pepper and Charles,
Jr., Knox Sherrill, Miss Dorothy Sherrill, Dallas; Mrs. M. McCulough
and Mrs. A. H. Emerson, Denton; Suttle Roberts, Miss Virginia
Roberts, Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. Luther Marshburn, Many, La.
Elizabeth Orlena (Daniel)
Sep 18, 1883 - Mar 24, 1970
Funeral Set For Mrs. Owen
KERENS (Spl)—Mrs. Orlena Daniel Owen, 87, a lifelong resident of
Kerens died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the First
Presbyterian Church in Kerens. The rites will be conducted by the
Revs. Eugene Wood and James Story, with interment in the
Kerens City Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter Mrs. Lelia Owen Hamilton of
Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. J. C. Beck of Kerens and two
granddaughters of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be John Beck, Jack Daniel, Joe M. Daniel, Jerry E.
Daniel, Ted Red, W. A. Lang, C. O. Daniel, Dwayne Crawford, and
James Luther Whorton.
Feb 5, 1881 - Mar 8, 1949
Kerens Merchant Dies On Tuesday; Rites Wednesday
KERENS, March 9—(Spl.)—Funeral services for R. D. Owen, aged 67
years, local merchant, who died in the P. and S. Hospital at
Corsicana Tuesday afternoon at 4:15 o’clock, were held Wednesday
afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Presbyterian church. The rites were
conducted by Rev. Cletus Pippin, pastor of the church. Owen had been
in ill health for a number of months.
A native of Hillsboro, Miss., he was employed by the Illinois
Central Railroad for a number of years.
Owen and Miss Orlena Daniel of Kerens were married in 1908 and moved
to Kerens in 1918 where he was associated with the
Oil Company until 14 years ago when he entered the feed
business. He had been a Presbyterian for many years.
Surviving are his wife of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Hamilton,
Corsicana; a granddaughter, Lelia Dale Hamilton, Corsicana; three
sisters, Mrs. Lola Morgan, Jackson, Miss.; Mrs. Dan Gentry, Dallas,
and Mrs. Mit Mitchum, Houston, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Burial was in the Kerens
Stockton Funeral Home directed.
Lilla May (Coates) Massey-Orr
Jan 31, 1894 - Feb 26, 1957
Kerens Resident Expires Tuesday
KERENS, Feb. 26,--(Spl.)—Mrs. Lilla May Orr, 63, life-long resident
of this community, died of a heart attack at the family home at an
early hour Tuesday. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Funeral services will be held from the Inmon Funeral Chapel
Wednesday at 2 p.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. D. R.
McCauley, pastor of the First Methodist church, and John H. McCord
Westminister Presbyterian church, Corsicana. Burial will be in the
Surviving are her husband, W. W. Orr; a son, Woodrow Massey and a
brother, C. I. Coates, all of Kerens; a grandchild and other
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Tuesday, February 26, 1957
- 1st husband John Massey 2nd Woodrow W. Orr d/o Robert
Pollard “Bob” Coates and Mary Blanche (Ingram) Coates
- Submitted by
Omega (Wilson) Orr
Oct 23, 1902 - Jun 29, 1959
Mrs. Moody Orr Rites Tuesday
KERENS, June 30 (Spl.)—Mrs. Omega Orr, 56, wife of Moody Orr, died
at the family home Monday afternoon following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist
The rites were conducted by Rev. J. Garland McKee, pastor and Rev.
Harwell E. Norris, pastor of the Presbyterian church.
A native of Rusk, Texas, Mrs. Orr had spent most of her life in
Surviving are her husband, a son, D. L. Orr, mother, Mrs. Sarah
Wilson, all of Kerens; a step-son, Lee Roy Orr, Mesquite; a
step-daughter, Mrs. Lelia Orr Johnson, Oklahoma City; four brothers,
Wade Wilson, Rusk; Preston Wilson, Tyler; Harvey Wilson, Diboll, and
Aaron Wilson, California.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Stovall, Kenneth Scarbrough, Dock Fields,
Robert Tramel, Pate Thompson, and Woodrow Massey.
Inmon Funeral Home directed.
Dwight Limon Moody Orr, Sr.
Jun 9, 1887 - Oct 28, 1961
Sunday Rites For D. L. Orr
KERENS, Oct. 31 (Spl.)—Funeral services for D. L. (Moody) Orr, 74,
retired farmer and former constable of Precinct 3, were held from
the First Baptist Church here Sunday at 3 p.m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Foster, pastor, with burial in
the Kerens cemetery.
Orr, a native of Alabama, died Saturday at the home of his son here
following an extended illness. He had resided in this community
Surviving are two sons, Lee Roy Orr, Mesquite, and D. L. Orr,
Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Lela Orr Johnston, Oklahoma City; six
grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; five brothers, B. B. Orr,
Longview; W. W. Orr, Kerens; O. C. Orr, Lake Jackson; Stanley Orr,
Carthage and John Orr, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Ellison,
Gilmer, and Mrs. Ida Newsom, Dallas, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Lynn Holloway, Kenneth Stovall, Wade Johnston,
Robert Allen Chrisman, Jerry Kenner and Wilmer Bane.
Nov 3, 1902 - Feb 23, 1949
Albert Prichard, Kerens Educator, Buried Wednesday
KERENS, Feb. 26—(Spl)—Funeral rites for Albert Sidney Prichard, 46,
were held Wednesday morning at the Wallace Funeral Home of Beaumont
with Thomas Smelker officiating. Burial was in the
Kerens cemetery Wednesday
afternoon with Rev. Milton O. Davis, pastor of the Baptist church,
conducting a short service at the grave.
A native of Thorndale, Prichard came to Kerens in 1929 and for 15
years served as principal of the Kerens grade school. He was married
in 1937 to Miss Frances Wise of Sherman, who at the time was
teaching public school music in the school here.
Due to his health he resigned his position with the Kerens school in
1944 and moved to Beaumont where he owned and operated a hardware
business. He was a member of the Christian church. Death came
suddenly Monday morning at 2:30 at his home.
Survivors include; his wife, Frances Prichard, five brothers, Bill
and Jack Prichard of San Antonio; Harold Prichard of Thorndale;
Nolan of Alto; and Quinton of Amarillo; an uncle, Edd Gunn of
Cameron; a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
G. H. Wilemon, Earl Seale, Wade J. Price, Charles Reese, J. C.
Clayton, Roy Cloud, W. L. Bain, Jr., and Newton Stovall were active
pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Pat Murphy, E. B. Speed, Mike
Kamen, R. M Tyrus, Andrew Talley and T. E. White.
Jun 22, 1878 - Nov 30, 1932
JESSE BEAUCHAMP RELEASED ON BOND FOLLOWING HEARING
FATAL SHOOTING OCCURRED IN BUSINESS SECTION WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
Jesse Beauchamp of Kerens was released on bond in the sum of $3,500
late Wednesday afternoon at the conclusion of his examining trial
before Judge Sam B. Jordan on a formal complaint for murder in
connection with the fatal shooting of his brother, Aubrey Beauchamp,
aged 53, also of Kerens, in the alley immediately behind the
Corsicana National Bank building Wednesday afternoon shortly after 2
o’clock. The case will probably be presented to the Navarro county
grand jury when it resumes its work Monday.
The deceased was struck by four bullets from a .38 caliber pistol,
fired at close range, and death was almost instantaneous.
The two brothers had been involved in lawsuits in the local district
court for several years over certain properties.
Arthur Wareing, undertaker of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home
here, was the first witness to testify at the examining trial
Wednesday afternoon. He said Dr. H. H. Panton, whose office is near
the scene of the shooting, pronounced the man dead and he carried
the body to the funeral home, where it was examined. Wareing
answered the call for the ambulance.
Wareing testified that there were four bullet holes entering the
body and four exits, all within the region of the heart. He
exhibited two bullets found.
Grantham is Witness.
W. B. Grantham, constable-elect of Precinct 1, said he was in his
son’s tailor shop at the time of the shooting and went to where the
dead man was lying immediately after hearing the shots. He said the
accused brother was not present when he (Grantham) arrived at the
scene of the fratricide. He testified he did not see any weapons and
suggested that the body be searched, but his suggestion was not
Corbin Tackett, who resides seven miles northwest of Wortham
testified he was in the rear of McClellan’s store near the scene of
the shooting. He said he went to the alley after hearing the
shooting. He said he saw a man who had fallen and he was shot again.
He identified the defendant as the man who did the shooting. He said
he did not see anyone else in the alley, and did not see anything in
the dead man’s hands.
Eyewitness on Stand.
Carl Bridger, Corsicana, identified the defendant as the man who did
the shooting. He said he was within a few feet of the two men when
an argument started. Bridger quoted the defendant as saying:
“I’ll learn you to meddle with my business.” The deceased was said
to have replied:
“I ain’t scared of your gun.”
Bridger testified that the shooting started immediately. He said the
first shot apparently was wild, and then the two brothers grappled.
More shooting followed. He said Aubrey Beauchamp fell and hollered,”
and that his brother shot him twice more. He said he didn’t see any
weapons in the hands of the deceased. Bridger said he remained at
the scene of the shooting until the undertaker arrived. He said he
backed up the alley away from the two men while the shooting was in
Saw Slain Man.
C. A. Tackett, seven miles northwest of Wortham, testified he was
also in the rear of the McClellan store at the time the shooting
started, but did not pay much attention until he heard another shot
and someone “hollering.” He said he saw the slain man on his face
when the last shot was fired but didn’t see the man who did the
No testimony was offered by the defense.
The signers of the $3,500 bond were the defendant, W. A. Babb,
Norris W. Lovett, S. D. Ramsey, E. S. Crews, J. S. Callicutt and J.
A. Bonner of Eureka.
The state was represented at the hearing by C. L. Knox, assistant
criminal district attorney, while the defense was handled by J. S.
Callicutt and Lovett & Lovett.
Beauchamp surrendered to O. B. Nutt, chief of detectives, Corsicana
police department, at the police office in the city hall immediately
following the shooting. Nutt said he found a .38 calibre Colt police
positive pistol, with five empty shells recently fired. Nutt
accompanied the defendant to the sheriff’s office at the court
The body of the slain man was taken to Kerens by the Stockton
Funeral Home Wednesday night.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon from the Methodist
church at Kerens, of which he was a member. The services will be
conducted by Rev. H. C. Bowman, pastor. Burial will be in the
Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Leo Henson.
- Corsicana Semi Weekly - Friday, Dec 2, 1932
- h/o Flotie Clara (Coates) Beauchamp s/o Joseph R.
Beauchamp and Lola (Hamilton) Beauchamp buried in Myrtle
Cemetery, Ennis, Tx. (Brother Jesse buried also in Myrtle
- Submitted by
Flotie Clara (Smith)
Jul 8, 1888 - May 22, 1927
KERENS—Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in First
Methodist Church of Kerens for Mrs. Flotie Beauchamp, 85, who died
Thursday in Kerens. Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens is in charge of
arrangements. Rev. Glen Jones will officiate, with burial to follow
in Kerens City Cemetery.
She was a Methodist and lived in Kerens about 68 years.
Survivors include two nephews, Earl Kimmy Smith of Seabrook; Dr.
Erwin Smith of New York City, N.Y.; four nieces, Mrs. Maudelle Smith
of Dallas, Mrs. Don Johnes of Kerrville, Mrs. Lee B. Smith of Tyler,
Mrs. Homer Thornhill of Houston; and one sister-in-law, Mrs. J. B.
Smith of Tyler.
Pallbearers will be men of the Methodist Church.
John Beverly “Johnnie” Coates
Dec 30, 1896 - Aug 6, 1932
PROMINENT KERENS FARMER IS BURIED THERE ON SUNDAY
Funeral services for J. B. Coates, aged 35 years, well-known farmer
of the Kerens community, who died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday
morning at 4 o’clock following a short illness, were held in Kerens
Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in the
Surviving are his wife, a small daughter, parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
B. Coates; and two sisters, Mrs. P. N. Stockton and Mrs. Fred
Jennings, all of Kerens community.
WELL KNOWN KERENS FARMER DIED
HERE SATURDAY MORNING
J. B. Coates, aged 35 years, well-known farmer of the Kerens
community died in the Navarro Clinic here Saturday morning at 4
o’clock following an illness of 12 days and the funeral will be held
from the Kerens Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock with
burial in the
The services will be conducted by Rev. H. C. Bowman, pastor of the
Kerens Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. J. U. McAfee of Coolidge,
formerly pastor of the local Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, a small daughter, parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
B. Coates and two sisters, Mrs. P. N. Stockton and Mrs. Fred
Jennings, all of Kerens.
William Sidney Price, Sr.
May 29, 1904 - Mar 7, 1977
KERENS—Funeral for Will Sidney Price, 72, a director of the First
State Bank in Kerens will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First
Baptist Church here. The Rev. Van Houser will officiate, with burial
in Kerens City Cemetery.
Price, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital, was a Kerens native and
a member of the Federal Land Bank and the Farm Home Administration
A 1926 graduate of Texas A&M University, he was a farmer, rancher,
and pecan grower.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dorthea Price of Kerens, W. S.
Price, Jr. of Plano; Dr. Carter Price of Arkansas; and Harry H.
Price of Plano; and eight grandchildren.
KERENS—Services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist
Church in Kerens for Sidney Price. The Rev. Van Houser was to
officiate, with burial following at Kerens City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were to be C. E. Blissett, Raymond Garr, James Luther
Whorton, Arthur Bancroft, Carroll Boswell and Bruton Sneed.
Honorary pallbearers were to be deer hunting friends.
Nancy Tallulah (Hemphill)
Oct 19, 1870 - Feb 14, 1946
FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. W. S. PRICE HELD AT KERENS
KERENS, Texas, Feb. 15—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. W. S. Price,
aged 75 years, long-time resident of this community who died in the
P. and S. Hospital at Corsicana Thursday at noon, were held from the
Stockton Funeral Chapel here Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.
Burial was in the Kerens City
Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Elmer R. Page, pastor
of the Baptist church.
A native of Georgia, Mrs. Price came to Texas 65 years ago and
resided in East Texas until her marriage in 1894. Mrs. Price had
resided here since her marriage. A fall Monday caused her to be
brought to the Hospital with a broken leg.
Surviving are her husband, W. S. Price. Sr., Kerens, a former
Navarro county commissioner, and East Navarro county leader; a son,
W. S. Price, Jr., Comanche county; five grandchildren, a brother,
Lem Hemphill, Frederick, Okla., and other relatives. Three sons
preceded Mrs. Price in death.
Dr. George Eason
July 12, 1925 - Jan 7, 2013
George Eason, 87, of Amarillo died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at
2 p.m. at Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Dr.
George Eason taught music and piano at West Texas State
1962 to 2002. A beloved and accomplished professor of music,
he had the honor of being inducted as Professor Emeritus in
Born on July 12,1925, to George C. and Minta Freeman Eason
in Barry, near Corsicana, Dr. Eason grew up on a cotton farm
during the Great Depression. An only child, he lived with
his mother and grandparents who nurtured his early musical
He studied music at North Texas State University in Denton,
making lifelong friends and earning the admiration of
colleagues and professors alike. He went on to earn a
Doctorate of Music at the University of Colorado in Boulder
in 1976. He made a living playing in jazz combos in Denver.
While living in Colorado, he met Ruth, his beloved wife of
47 years. She shared his love of music and nature, exploring
the mountains of Colorado and Palo Duro Canyon with him. She
warmly welcomed students into their home in Canyon at any
time, but particularly at Christmas, when she and students
would gather around the piano singing Dr. Eason's renowned
rendition of “Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire.” The two
were longtime members of First Presbyterian Church in Canyon
where George served as a deacon.
They spent their retirement years in the Pacific Northwest,
where Ruth was diagnosed and bravely faced Alzheimer's with
Dr Eason by her side.
Amazingly, the two played duets even at advanced stages of
She passed away in 2006. George then returned to the
Panhandle area , where he resided in a retirement cottage
and inspired the friendships of many with his zany sense of
humor and gentle disposition. He had continued to enjoy
musical programs in the area and a newfound interest in
Best known as a challenging and compassionate teacher, Dr.
Eason worked tirelessly on behalf of the Music Department
pioneering innovative techniques in alleviation of
performance anxiety, music therapy, jazz improvisation,
piano pedagogy and other topics. He was a composer as well
as a skilled pianist. His finest skills were bringing out
the best in his students musically, emotionally,
professionally, and spiritually.
His generosity continues today through the Ruth and George
Eason Presidential Honor Scholarship, which he founded in
loving memory of his wife.
Survivors include his cousins, Marcia Lou Braly and her
husband John Braly; Wade and Kristi Braly; and Glyn and
Steve Phillips and children.
Any memorials should be made to the Ruth and George Eason
Presidents Honor Scholarship in Music, West Texas A&M
University, Box 60766 Canyon, Texas 79016.
Arrangements by Cox Funeral Home, Amarillo.
Angelina Penelopia (Lawhon) Norred-Allen-Niendam
May 23, 1890 - Aug 18, 1977
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the
for Mrs. Bobbie Norred Niendam, 87, resident of Corpus Christi,
native of Powell and longtime resident of Eureka, who died Thursday
in Corpus Christi. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Geneiva Allen Kemp of Corpus
Christi; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two
sisters, Mrs. Laura Hayward of Longview and Mrs. Mirtis Moody of
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the
Kerens City Cemetery for
Mrs. Bobbie Norred Niendam, 87, resident of Corpus Christi who died
The Rev. James Sigler will officiate.
Feb 22, 1867 - Jun 9, 1930
KERENS NEWSPAPER PUBLISHER IS DEAD AFTER LONG ILLNESS
KERENS, Jun 9.—(AP)—Lonnie Noble, age 63 years, died at his home
here Monday afternoon at 12:40, following a long illness. Funeral
services will be held at the family home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30,
conducted by Rev. W. H. Crawford, Methodist minister of Midlothian,
assisted by Rev. W. A. Corkern, pastor of the Baptist church,
Kerens; J. U. McAfee, pastor of the Methodist church, Kerens, and
Joe N. Everhart, pastor of the Presbyterian church, Kerens. Burial
will be in the Kerens
Prior to entering the newspaper business in 1912, Mr. Noble was a
farmer. In 1912 he entered the newspaper business as owner and
publisher of the Kerens Tribune, since that time he has devoted
himself to that business, being assisted by his sons.
Surviving are his wife, and four children, Mr. R. C. Sanders,
Detroit, Mich.; M. C. Noble, Kerens; Percy A. Noble, Kerens; W. G.
Noble, Dallas, and numerous other relatives.
Sep 11, 1899 - Aug 18, 1932
PERCY A. NOBLE OF KERENS DIED LOCAL HOSPITAL
Funeral services for Percy A. Noble, aged 33 years, former editor of
the Kerens Tribune, well-known resident of Kerens and Navarro
county, who died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday afternoon at 4:40
o’clock following an illness of two days, were to be held Friday
afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the family home in Kerens with
interment in the Kerens
The services were to be conducted by Rev. H. C. Bowman, pastor of
the Kerens Methodist church.
He was the son of the late A. Noble, pioneer newspaper publisher of
Surviving are his wife, mother, Mrs. A. Noble, Kerens; two brothers,
M. C. Noble, Kerens, and W. G. Noble, Dallas; and a number of other
Mr. Noble was taken suddenly ill in Corsicana Tuesday afternoon and
was rushed to the clinic for treatment.
Funeral arrangements were in charge of P. N. Stockton, Kerens
Feb 18, 1897 - Sep 8, 1962
Miss Noble Of Kerens Expires
KERENS, Sep. 8—(Spl)—Miss Golder Noble, 65, lifelong Kerens
resident, died Saturday at 8 a.m. after an extended illness.
A former school and music teacher, she had been employed at the post
office the past 15 years. She was an active member of the First
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. from First Methodist
church with pastor, Rev. Burt Gillis, officiating, assisted by Rev.
J. W. Fore, Assembly of God pastor, and Rev. Don Walker, First
Baptist pastor. Burial will be i8n the
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ruth Henson of Kerens; five
nephews, Ven Henson of Fort Worth, John Noble of Salt Lake City,
Utah, Billy Ray Noble of Waddington, N.Y., Bazel Noble, Gulfport,
Miss., and Jack Noble of Richardson; and three nieces, Mrs. Duke
Owen of Burkburnett, Mrs. Lucille Lassiter of Greenville, and Mr. J.
J. Daly of Palo Alto, Calif.
Pallbearers will be post office employees: Dwain Crawford, D. T.
Berry, Billy Shelton, Otis Ray Spurlock, Freddie Banks, Home Bobbitt
and Lynn Hollaway.
Inmon will direct.
Oct 2, 1873 - Jun 29, 1935
The following out-of-town people were here for the funeral Sunday
afternoon of Bird Norred, who passed away early Saturday morning at
the home of his sister, Mrs. A. R. Horn: Mrs. R. F. Nicholson, Mrs.
F. J. Davis, Mrs. Kate Ellison, Edd McIver and Joe Wilson of
Corsicana. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Urschel of Mexia; Dr. and Mrs. Fred
Horn and daughter, Winnifred; Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Ernest Strang, Jr.,
Max Strange, Rev. and Mrs. Ogle and daughter of Wortham, Mrs. A.
Voff, Dallas, and Mrs. M. P. Erwin, Tyler; Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Norred
and daughter, Betty Jane, Fort Worth, and Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Horn,
CORSICANA GIN MAN BURIED IN STREETMAN SUNDAY
Funeral services for B. L. Norred, 61, former well known gin man
here, who died in Streetman early Saturday morning following an
extended illness, were held at Streetman Sunday afternoon at 2
o’clock with burial in
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. A. R. Horn, Streetman; two half
brothers, R. Norred, Fort Worth, and Joe Norred, U. S. Navy; and
five half sisters, including Mrs. Ollie Davis and Becky Nicholson,
both of Corsicana.
Herschel Porter McCown
Oct 4, 1875 - Feb 26, 1956
H. P. McCown, 60, Fatally Stricken In Church Talk
KERENS, Feb. 27.—(Spl.)—Herschel P. McCown, 60, postmaster, civic
church and fraternal leader, died of a heart attack Sunday while
attending services at the First Methodist church here.
A prominent layman and a member of the board of stewards, McCown was
speaking on the topic “Concerning the Value of Church Attendance”
when stricken, dying within a few minutes.
Funeral services were held from the First Presbyterian church Monday
at 3 p.m. with burial in the
Kerens cemetery. The rites were held in the Presbyterian church
because repairs are being made at the First Methodist sanctuary.
The services were conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the
First Methodist church; Rev. Tom Arney, Presbyterian minister and
Rev. Frank Gilham, pastor of the First Baptist church.
Relief Lodge No. 236, Masons, had charge of the graveside rites.
A veteran of World War 1,
McCown had been a postal clerk and carrier for many years before
becoming postmaster in 1947.
A native of Bowling Green, Ky., McCown came to Texas at an early
age. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Masonic Lodge, Order of
Eastern Star, American Legion, and Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. W. M. McCreary,
Jr., Weatherford; a grandson, William Porter McCreary, Weatherford;
three brothers, F. E., and J. H. McCown, both of Kerens, and B. A.
McCown, Bryan; a sister, Miss Ora McCown, Kerens, and several
nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Jim Bob Ivey, Billy Shelton, Dwain Crawford,
Freddie Banks, Billie Berry, Lynn Holloway, Otis Spurlock and Homer
Bobbitt. Members of the board of stewards of the First Methodist
church were honorary pallbearers.
Inmon Funeral Home directed.
Aug 6, 1906 - Apr 1, 1945
RITES AT KERENS ON MONDAY MORNING FOR CHARLIE BOWMAN
KERENS, April 4.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Charlie Bowman were
held at the Kerens Baptist church Monday morning at 10 o’clock with
Rev. J. W. Ousley, his pastor, and Rev. Maggart Howell conducting
Mr. Bowman, who had been in ill health for several months, passed
away at his home Sunday morning at 3:15 o’clock. He was born near
Purdon Aug. 26, 1903, and in 1911 moved with his parents to
Henderson county. At the age of 16 he became a member of the Baptist
church of Mankin.
In 1925 he was married to Miss Elise Washburn, and they made their
home in Trinidad until the last few years which were spent in Kerens
where he was a faithful and consecrated worker in the local Baptist
Surviving are his wife, Elise Bowman; his mother, Mrs. Maggie Bowman
of Burnett, two sisters, Miss Euphie Bowman of Burnett and Mrs. W.
F. Miller, Trinidad; one brother, Clifford Bowman of Barber, Ark.
Pallbearers were: Jim Williams, Dick Melear, L. E. Stamford, Pearl
Quinn, Will Hopkins of Trinidad, and J. N. Stovall of Kerens.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Stockton’s Funeral
Dec 25, 1891 - May 28, 1926
FORMER KERENS MAN DROWNED IN BOSQUE AT WACO
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD IN KERENS SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Special to the Sun.
Kerens, Texas, June 1.—J. Bates McKinney of Waco, who was drowned in
the Bosque river Friday afternoon in a vain effort to rescue his
Sunday School pupil. Wilbur Moser, aged 12, who was drowning in the
“Blue Hole” near Walker’s Crossing, was buried in the
Kerens Cemetery Sunday
morning, Rev. W. A. Corkern officiating.
After the burial services and floral offerings those present were
dismissed, only the honorary pallbearers and the immediate family
remaining while the grave was covered. Mr. McKinney was an American
Legion man of Waco, and had the flag placed at the head of his grave
by a member of the Stephen A. Graves Post of Kerens.
The deceased is survived by his wife, and a small daughter, Melba
Jean. He was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Reese of this
city. Active pallbearers were A. L. Bain, R. E. Ford, L. Murphrey,
Charles Reese, R. B. Mays, Chester Ray and a brother-in-law of Mr.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Tuesday, June 1, 1926
- h/o Carrie Vonved (Reese) McKinney; s/o Nathan Bozeman
McKinney, Sr. & Elizabeth O. “Lizzie” (Bates) McKinney
- Submitted by Diane Richards
Patrick Monroe “Uncle
Feb 14, 1860 - Dec 7, 1956
Pioneer Resident Of Kerens Dies
KERENS, Dec. 8—(Spl,)—Patric Monroe McClung, 96, known as “Uncle
Buck,” who had resided here most of his life, died Friday at 5:15
p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. C. Speed after an extended
A native of Smith county, he had been a farmer and merchant.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from the First
Methodist church in Kerens with the pastor, the Rev. D. R. McCauley,
officiating. Burial was in
Kerens Cemetery, Inmon directed.
Pallbearers were Drew McClung, Jess McClung, Andrew McClung, Vernon
Bruner, Elmer Phillips and Wayne Kittley.
His survivors include one son, Earl McClung of Kerens; one daughter,
Mrs. C. C. Speed, Kerens; a brother, J. M. McClung of Corsicana; two
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Dec 3, 1891 - Jan 12, 1975
KERENS—Services are pending for Earl McClung, 83, 614 West Third in
Corsicana, who died Sunday at the Veterans’ Administration hospital
in Dallas after a short illness. Paschal Funeral Home will be in
charge, and burial will be at
Kerens City Cemetery.
McClung was a native of Kerens, and a member of the Methodist Church
where he taught Sunday School. A veteran of World War 1, he operated
an income tax office and a real estate company in Kerens. He was
City Secretary of Kerens for many years.
He is survived by his widow Mrs. Elizabeth McClung of Corsicana; one
daughter, Mrs. Wayne Kittley of Kerens; and three grandchildren.
Etheleen (Berry) McClung
Nov 16, 1895 - Dec 1, 1955
Kerens Services For Mrs. McClung
KERENS, Dec. 2—(Spl.)—Mrs. Earl McClung, 60, died in a Dallas
hospital about 11 p.m. Thursday.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the
Methodist Church in Kerens, with Rev. B. R. McCauley conducting.
Interment will be in the
A native of Oklahoma, Mrs. McClung resided in Kerens most of her
life. She was the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Berry.
She is survived by her husband, Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Wayne
Kittly, Garland; three grandchildren, Wyn, Sharon and Jeaneen Kittly,
all of Garland; four sisters, Mrs. John Anderson, Mrs. Ben Miller
and Mrs. Ruth Holland, all of Kerens; and Mrs. George Evans, Athens;
and a number of nieces and nephews.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Inmon Funeral Home is in charge.
Mary Etter (Speed) Kilcrease-McCleary
Jan 12, 1880 - Mar 3, 1966
Mrs. McCleary Rites Saturday
Mrs. Mary E. McCleary, 86, a native of Mississippi, died in Grant-Buie
hospital in Hillsboro Thursday afternoon.
Surviving are a son, A. Y. Kilcrease, Corsicana; three daughters,
Mrs. Emma Jennings, Terrell; Mrs. Bob Paschal, Corsicana; and Mrs.
Margaret Mason, Hillsboro; 21 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren;
a brother, Tim Speed, Celeste, Canada; a sister, Mrs. Lela Avant,
Kingston, Ala.; four half brothers, W. M. and C. M. Speed, Miami,
Fla., and F. M. Speed, Crestview, Fla.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First
Baptist church in Kerens with burial in the
Kerens cemetery. The
rites will be conducted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the church.
Corley will direct.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Friday, Mar 4, 1966
- 1st husband Daniel Green Kilcrease married Nov. 25, 1899
died in Smith 2nd husband Jefferson Davis “Jeff” McCleary
married Dec. 7, 1910 buried at Prairie Point cemetery d/o
Benjamin Franklin Speed & Colen Rosaner (Ulmer) Speed
- Submitted by Diane Richards
Dec 20, 1891 - Sep 14, 1971
Services will be Thursday at 4 p.m. for Roscoe McConnico, 79, who
Officiating will be Rev. James Story, assisted by Rev. S. R.
Woodson. Burial is to be in the
A life-long resident of Kerens he was a merchant and owned a meat
market, in addition to a ranch.
He was a member of the Presbyterian church of Kerens and was a
War I veteran.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Julia Jones of Kerens, two
sisters, Mrs. Addie Newsom of Kerens and Mrs. Erma Woodson, of
Mississippi and two grandsons.
Pallbearers will be Charles Newsom, B. P. Barry, Ben Cherry, Tim
Crawford, Joe Dan Killcrest and Dwayne Crawford.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wednesday, Sep 15, 1971
- h/o Helen Dean (Sherrill) McConnico married Feb. 25, 1920;
s/o James Washington McConnico & Addie Ophelia (Callaway) McConnico buried in Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tx.
- Submitted by Diane Richards
George Alice (Hulan) McCord
Mar 24, 1884 - Oct 18, 1964
Mrs. T. H. McCord Services Held Kerens Monday
KERENS, Oct. 19 (Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Tom H. McCord, 80,
of 2319 Skillman, Dallas, were held from the First Presbyterian
church here Monday at 1 p.m. She died Sunday morning in the St. Paul
Services were conducted by Rev. Johnny McCord, Jacksonville, a
grandson, and Rev. Harry Wilbanks, pastor of the local church.
Burial was in the Kerens
Mrs. McCord resided here prior to moving to Dallas 25 years ago.
Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Bert Kilmist, Dallas; a son, Clyde
McCord, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Wilson Koutze; eight grandchildren,
seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Paschal Funeral Home directed.
Carroll Thomas Conger, Sr.
Jan 3, 1892 - Dec 2, 1974
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley
Funeral Home Chapel for Carroll Conger, Sr., who died Monday at
Leisure Lodge Nursing Home.
Rev. David Hale will officiate, and burial will be at the
He was a native of Blooming Grove, a retired farmer, and resident of
Corsicana most of his life. He was also a member of the Northside
Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; four sons, Weldon Conger
of Malakoff, James Conger of Athens, Carroll Conger, Jr. of Dallas,
and Raymond Conger of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Joe Ruth of Malakoff;
12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, three
great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Maude Grace of Corsicana,
and a number of nieces and nephews.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Tuesday, Dec 3, 1974
- (Draft card has him listed as Henry Thomas Carroll
- h/o Lena Elizabeth (Wilkins) Conger; s/o George Spence
Conger & Alice (Andrews) Conger
- Submitted by Diane Richards
Sep 30, 1912 - Nov 16, 1973
KERENS—Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Paschal Funeral
Chapel for Waylan Phillips, 61, lifelong Kerens resident who died
Friday at his home. The Rev. Gleen Jones and Rev. Olin Boles
officiated. Burial was in
Kerens City Cemetery.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Willie Phillips, Kerens: two uncles,
Aubrey Inmon of Kerens and Tommy Phillips of Gun Barrel City; and
three aunts, Mrs. Stella Bruner and Mrs. Alice Ward, both of Kerens,
and Mrs. Flakie Phillips of Pittsburg.
Sep 26, 1908 - Aug 5, 1993
R.L. "Mac" McKenzie, 84, of Irving, died Aug. 5, 1993, at an Irving
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Donnelly's Colonial Chapel in
Irving, with the Rev. John Harlan officiating. Burial will be in Oak
Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.
He was born Sept. 26, 1908, to Martin E. and Liddia (Gore) McKenzie.
He lived in Corsicana before moving to Irving 41 years ago. He
retired in 1974 from the Irving Independent School district as a
custodian after 11 years. He was a school crossing guard in Beltline
and Conflans, and was the oldest crossing guard with the city of
Survivors include two sons, Don McKenzie of Fort Worth and Mike
McKenzie of Grand Prairie; three daughters, Charlotte Hastie of
California, Jackie Cleveland of Spring and Mary Cannon of
California; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; ; one
brother, Fred Guy McKenzie of Palestine; and two sisters, Sybil
Campodonico of Palestine and Bernice Graham of Tennessee Colony.
Jan 29, 1948 - Aug 7, 1993
Mary Tate Sanders, 45, of Van, died Aug. 7, 1993, in Tyler.
Graveside services were 11 a.m. Monday in Jamestown Cemetery in Van.
She graduated from Corsicana High School. [Class
She was preceded in death by her father, O.K. Tate, of Corsicana.
Survivors include her husband, Charles A. Sanders of Van; two
daughters, Paula Glass and Johnnie Sanders, both of Van; and one
son, James Devitt of Van; her mother and step-father, Janice Tate
and Cecil Bailey; two brothers, James Tate of Mount Joy, Penn. and
Terry Tate of Corsicana; one grandson, Marcus Glass; and other
family members including Bertha Thompson, Douglas Fogg, Mildred
Simpson Walker, Carol Doniho, Dan Weaver and Jay Weaver.
Ruby Frances (Harris) Oakley
Dec 31, 1919 - Aug 6, 1993
Ruby Frances Oakley, 73, of Sacramento, Calif. died Aug. 6, 1993, in
a nursing home in Sacramento.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Capitol Baptist Church.
Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park Elkgrove, Calif.
She was born Dec. 31, 1919, in Corsicana. She married Willard A.
Oakley moved to Kansas City Missouri. Upon retirement from the
Hallmark Card factory she moved to California.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walton Eugene and Bulah M.
Survivors include her husband, Willard A. Oakley; one daughter and
son-in-law, Bonzelle and Jim Kanaski of California; two
grandchildren, Steve and Kelly Kanaski of California; one brother,
Eugene Harris of Orange Park, Fla.; three sisters, Mildred Burke of
Corsicana, Fama Burleson of Longview, Mary Jo Gullatt of Dallas and
a host of other relatives.
R. E. "Gene"
Apr 13, 1901 - Aug 10, 1993
R.E. "Gene" Harris, 92, of Hubbard, died Aug. 10, 1993.
Graveside services will be 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Fairview
Cemetery, with the Rev. Bruce Carpenter and Father Joseph
Chillington officiating. Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard is in charge
He was born April 13, 1901, in Cisco. He had worked for Gulf Oil Co.
as an independent distributor and a mechanic for many years. He was
married to Mary Ethel Robuck for 66 years and was a World War I
veteran having served in the 36 Division of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ethel Harris of Hubbard; two
daughters, Betty Cox and Marianne Dunlap, both of Hubbard; one
sister, Florence Greer of Hurst; seven grandchildren; and 11
Pallbearers are Bob Cox, Richard Cox, David Wayland, David Shrum,
Robert Mills and Garry Cantu. Honorary pallbearers are D.W. Holman,
Jink Howard, Andrew Wayland, Matt Shrum, George Cox, Frank Hawkins,
Irvin Hawkins and Roy Hawkins.
Memorials may be made to the Hubbard Volunteer Ambulance Service and
to Alzheimer's Research.
May 22, 1928 - Aug 13, 1993
The Rev. Calvin C. Francis, 65, of Texarcana, Ark., died of natural
causes Aug. 13, 1993, in a local hospital in Texarcana.
Services will be 2 p.m, Monday at the Lowell Street Baptist Church
in Texarcana with the Rev. O.H. Griffith officiating. Burial will
follow in East Memorial Gardens under the direction of East Funeral
He was a pastor at Lowell Street Baptist Church at the time of his
death. He had served for 15 years as pastor of the Missionary
Baptist Church in Corsicana.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Francis of Texarcana, Ark.; two
sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Judy Francis of Cave City,
Ark., and Robert and Janice Francis of N. Little Rock, Ark.; two
granddaughters, Tanya Francis of Russelville, Ark., and Bethany
Francis of N. Little Rock; two grandsons, Jason Francis of Cave City
and David Francis of N.
Little Rock; three sisters, Elouise Smith, Mary Martin and Christine
Norman of Texarcana; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at East Funeral Home. In
lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to ABA Ministers
Retirement Center, Box 1241, Malvern, AR, 72104
Hazel Geneva (Jock) Massey
Nov 9, 1941 - Aug 13, 1993
Services for Hazel Geneva Massey, 51, of Mabank will be 2 p.m.
Sunday in the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Fred Burns and
the Rev. Henry Lusk officiating. Burial will follow under the
direction of Eubank Funeral Home of Mabank.
Mrs. Massey was born November 9, 1941, in Kerens to Vester and Lola
(Blassingame) Jock and died after a short illness on August 13, 1993
in a Dallas hospital. She had lived in Mabank for 32 years and was a
member of the Pentecostal Church of God in Athens.
Survivors include her husband, Claude Earl "Bo" Massey of Mabank;
daughters, Hazel Kathleen Shewmaker of Gun Barrel City, and Teressa
Annette Dowdle of Brownsboro; seven grandchildren; parents, Vester
and Lola Jock of Malakoff; brother, Vester Wayne Jock of Athens, and
Billy James Jock of Malakoff; sisters, Lois Thornton of Murchison,
Mary Beard of Louisiana, and Rosie Dozier of Malakoff. She was
preceded in death by a sister, Sylvia Joles of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Belnap, L.M. Lathan, Tony Hill, Preston
Dozier, James Dozier, Curtis Dowdle, Mike Hazel and Terry Lozano.
Feb 9, 1960 - Aug 14, 1993
Marjorie Gail Carden, 33, of Athens, died Aug. 14, 1993, in Athens.
Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with
the Rev. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo
Cemetery in Buffalo, Texas.
She was born Feb. 9, 1960, in Corsicana. She was a member of First
Pentecostal Church of God.
Survivors include one son, Christopher Carden of Dallas; two
daughters, Donna Carden and Carissa Carden, both of Dallas; her
father and mother, Argie James and Mae Johnson of Corsicana; three
sisters, Frances Richardson of Goldthwaite, Shirline Prewitt of
Greenville, and Kim Vasquez of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Prewitt, Ronnie Prewitt, James McGahan,
Dwayne McGahan, Ike Pennington and Logan Cobb.
May 15, 1934 - Jan 26, 2013
Mr. Roy Shanks, 78, of Hubbard, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013,
at a Waco hospital. Visitation was held 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan.
28, 2013, at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard. Funeral services will be
2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard
with Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating. Interment will follow in
Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home,
Juanita (Tomlinson) Brown
Aug 11, 1916 - Jan 25, 2013
Juanita (Tomlinson) Brown, 96, of Clifton, and formerly of Hill
County, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at a Clifton nursing
Visitation will be 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30,
2013, at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard. Graveside services will be 3
p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard
with Chaplain Herb Lammert officiating. Arrangements by Wade Funeral
Jefferson Riley Eldred
July 6, 1894 - May 20, 1973
Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First
Pentecostal Church of God for Jeff Eldred, 78, of Corsicana, who
died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.
Rev. B.W. Johnson will officiate, and burial will be at Oakland
Cemetery in Dallas at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
He was a native of Gatesville, a retired Pentecostal minister, and a
veteran of World War I.
Corley Funeral Home will direct.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Willie Caroll Eldred of Corsicana;
three sons, James Eldred of Mesquite, Leslie Eldred of Dallas and
Zack Eldred of New Boston; four daughters, Mrs. W.L. Sanders Jr. of
Balch Springs, Tex., Mrs. Marilla Carr of Irving, Mrs. Roy T. Piper
and Mrs. Joe A. Fields, both of Dallas; a brother, Carl S. Eldred of
Mesquite; three sisters, Mrs. Jewel Caskey of Corsicana, Mrs. J.W.
Trowbridge of Colfax, Calif., and Mrs. C. O. Lee of Fort Worth; and
a number of grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Monday, May 21, 1973
- Submitted by
- Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX
h/o Willie Lee (Edwards) Carroll-Eldred buried in
Navarro Co. TX - s/o Ellis Monroe Eldred and Lillian Ophelia
- View Obituary Clipping
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Billie (Davis) Lewis-Jenkins
Apr 14, 1923 - Dec 23, 2012
Billie Davis Lewis Jenkins passed away Sunday, Dec. 23,
2012, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
She was born April 14, 1923 in DeArmon, Texas, to Thomas and
Mrs. Jenkins was a member of Providence Baptist Church and a
former member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana. She
was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star and
had served the local chapter as Worthy Matron. Prior to
retirement she was employed in general retail at Sears for
26 years then followed by Dyer’s Department Store, College
Park Mall and Brookshires Grocery Store. She enjoyed working
and visiting with the public.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed
picking berries and fruits and canning them. She shared with
all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Wm.
Felton Lewis; her parents; three sisters; and a
granddaughter, Louanne Richard.
She is survived by her husband, J. W. Jenkins; a daughter,
Helen Ingram and husband Preston; a son, Felton Eugene Lewis
and wife Cheryl; five grandchildren, Gary Ingram, Paula Dye,
Barry Richard, Lisa Burns and Sherry Mojica; 17 great
grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; two step-sons,
Wally Jenkins and Curtis Jenkins; and four step daughters,
Doris Yates, Karen Williams, Martha Norman and Nelda Scott.
Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec.
28, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Corley
Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr.
officiating. Interment will follow at
Great-grandsons will be pallbearers.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Nov 24, 1953 - Dec 21, 2012
Mrs. Carolyn Maxine Bennett, 59, of Kerens passed away on Friday,
Dec. 21, 2012, in Tyler. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on
Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services
will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at
Eureka Cemetery with the
Rev. James Williams officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral
Sept 17, 1916 - Sept 29, 1996
OAK RUN -- Helen Sweeney, 80, a longtime employee of Morgan Building
Systems, Dallas, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 1996, at Estelle's Hospice
A native of Blooming Grove, Texas, she moved to Oak Run from Dallas
in 1993. She was Baptist.
Survivors include: daughters, Cynthia Gowan Patterson, Ocala, and
Carroll Gowan Pagan, Beaumont, Texas; sisters, Mildred Megarity,
Novato, Calif., Sue Ferguson, Kerrville, Texas, and Billie Vang,
Grand Prairie, Texas; and brother, Ben F. Carroll Jr., Vidalia, La.
Hiers Memorial Chapel, State Road 200, is handling arrangements.
abt 1966 - Dec 28, 2012
Van Kirk Williams, 46, of Ennis, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012
at his residence in Ennis. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Friday,
Jan. 4, 2013 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Wake services will be
6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at St. Mary Baptist Church in
Bardwell. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at St.
Mary Baptist Church in Bardwell. Interment will follow at
Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
abt 1958 - Jan 24, 2013
Jeffery Lynn Ivie, 54, of San Antonio passed away on Thursday, Jan.
2013 to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ. Born in Arlington to James
and Doris Ivie, he lived most of his life in North and Central
Jeff attended high school in the Dawson Independent School District
and was voted most likely to succeed. He was President of his class,
many other various clubs, and graduated Valedictorian with Honors.
While in high school, Jeff became a licensed ordained minister and
is fondly remembered by all who ever heard him preach. Jeff went on
to attend college in Marksville, La. majoring in Psychology.
Jeff left the South to take up residence in Arcata, Calif. where he
attended Humboldt State University. Jeff graduated Summa Cum Laude
with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and then moved to Eureka,
Calif. to become a grant writer, and supported and defended the
rights for the handicapped and any and all persons with mental and
physical disabilities. In 1995, Jeff traveled back to Texas to work
for a hospital in Centerpoint, where he met his wife of 17 years.
Jeff obtained his Masters in Social Work (MSW) and worked for a
family services organization for many years until he retired to
become a full-time writer. After completing many essays and a
lengthy fictional novel, Jeff turned his sights to Licensed Massage
Therapy. Jeff became a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), completed
courses in theory, practice and clinical applications of Myofascial
Release Techniques mastering every achievable level, which was a
rare specialization in his field. In 2008, Jeff opened a Massage
studio in which he dedicated his practice to helping those who had
suffered from spinal injuries and other debilitating muscle and
nerve injuries. He assisted many injured athletes making it possible
to return to their sport.
Jeff was a master of the English language, and fluent in Latin and
French. He had a deep passion for Theology and for the Culinary
Arts. In his spare time, he was a painter and gifted artist. The
last two years of Jeff’s life was spent cooking meals for those in
need, helping the less fortunate, and providing support to families,
friends and children in need of shelter. He also was involved in
supporting many of those in the military, police force and the fire
Jeff is survived by his wife, Terri Katherine Ivie, sons Aaron
Richard, Geoffrey Michael, Brendan Garrison and daughter, Natalie
Katherine. He is also survived by his mother, Doris Anderson Ivie,
his brother, James Randall Ivie (wife Debra), nieces Casey Martin
and Nicole Ivie, sister Evonne Ivie Blackwell, nieces Richelle
Blackwell Perry, Ivy Blackwell and nephew, Andrew Blackwell. Jeff
also is survived by many loving great nieces and great nephews.
Services are to be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at Concordia
Lutheran Church. The church address is: 16801 Huebner Road, San
Antonio, Texas, 78258. There will be a reception following the
service from 12 until 1 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in
Jeff’s name to: The Homeless Social Service Program, 910 W. Commerce
Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78207 or The Meals on Wheels Program in
Bexar County, sponsored by Christian Family Services, 4306 NW Loop
410, San Antonio, Texas, 78229 or The Abandoned Childrens Fund, 2360
Mendocino Ave. A2-220, Santa Rosa, CA. 95403-3154. We loved him so
much and he will be missed greatly.
Arrangements by Mission Park Funeral Chapels North, San Antonio.
abt 1919 - Jan 29, 2013
Lucy Johnson, 93 of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013,
at her residence. Visitation will be 2 to 7p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3,
2013, at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral services are 11 a.m.
Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at the Bethel AME Church located at 105 North
Fourth St. with Pastor Willie Greene officiating. Interment will
follow at Resthaven
Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
John Henry "J.H." Gorden Jr.
Sep 1, 1935 - Jan 31, 2013
John Henry (J.H.) Gorden Jr., 77, of Purdon, passed away Thursday,
He was born Sept. 1, 1935 in Blooming Grove. He was the oldest of
eight children born to John Henry and Bertha Mae Seals Gorden.
He served in the National Guard 1957-1958. He married Evelyn E. Boyd
Gorden on March 19, 1957 in Dallas County. He was a carpenter by
trade all of his adult life. Upon retiring from carpentry he was a
Home Care Provider in Navarro County.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Robert Gorden
and Herman Gorden, sister Sue Melton, daughter Kimberly Gorden
Monthey and a son-in-law.
Survivors include one son, James Sterling and wife Patricia of
Navarro Mills; daughter, Vickie Grounds and husband Gary of Blooming
Grove; two sisters, Peggy Kindrick and Patsy Gorden, both of Navarro
Mills; two brothers, Tommy Gorden and wife Patsy of Navarro Mills,
and Donald Gorden and wife Glenda of Denison; 15 grandchildren; 35
great grandchildren; 11 great great grandchildren; stepson, Steve
Hughes and wife Barbara of Coppell.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Edith J. (Iles) Nickleberry
Feb 16, 1935 - Jan 29, 2013
J. Nickleberry, 77, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan.
2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.
Edith was born Feb. 16, 1935 in Port Arthur, where she
graduated from high school. Upon graduating, she went on to
attend Texas Southern University. She married Olin
Nickleberry in August of 1959 and to this union, two
children were born, Brenda and Oretha.
Edith was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Corsicana.
She was a loving, dedicated wife, mother, sister, and friend
to those who knew her. She will be dearly missed.
Edith was preceded in death by her parents, Comet Iles Sr.
and Brenda Foley Iles; her husband, Olin Nickleberry, and
daughter, Brenda Gardner.
She leaves to cherish her memory one child, Oretha V.
Nickleberry; two grandchildren, DeShawn A. Gardner II and
Brende A. Gardner; two siblings, Comet Iles and Ralph Iles,
and a host of relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1,
2013, at M.R.
Smith Parlor for Funerals, 1236 N. Business 45 Corsicana,
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013,
at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 409 N. 3rd St., Corsicana with
Rev. Ricky Walter officiating, and Rev. Dairy Johnson as
Interment will take place at 11:15 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5,
2013 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain
Creek Parkway, Dallas.
Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, Corsicana.
July 4, 1928 - Jan 26, 2013
Jack William Westbrook, age 84, of Dallas passed away
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at his residence in Dallas. He was
born July 4, 1928 in Kerens.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2,
2013 in the chapel at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal
Church at 8011 Douglas Avenue, Dallas.
The son of Luther Westbrook and Doris Anderson Westbrook of
Kerens, Jack was salutatorian of his graduating class,
received his B.S. from Texas A&M, and his MBA from Southern
Methodist University; where he was a member of Sigma Iota
Epsilon Management Honorary. He later earned his CPA. He was
employed with the Lone Star Gas Plant in Trinidad. He was
moved to Dallas where he rose through various positions to
Vice-President of Lone Star (later Enserch Exporation).
After his retirement he became to be Executive Director of
the Council of Petroleum Accountants Society (COPAS),
supervising and visiting chapters in 27 states.
He was active in various professional organizations. He was
an active member of St. Michael’s serving as president of
The Men of St. Michael’s, and also the Brotherhood of St.
Andrew. He was a veteran having served his country in the
Unites States Air Force, serving as 2nd LT. then later 1st
LT., and then the position of captain in the Air Force
He is survived by his wife, Katharine Regester Westbrook;
daughter, Jane Stringer and husband Bryan; son, John R.
Westbrook and wife Katerina; granddaughters, Sarah Katharine
Westbrook and Victoria Margaret Westbrook;
step-granddaughter, Katelin Adams; sister, Margaret
Westbrook Smith of Crowley; brother-in-law, Bill Regester of
Corsicana; niece, Polly Westbrook Olson and husband Carl of
San Antonio; nephews, Gary Smith and family of Granbury and
Greg Smith and family of Houston.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Lt.
Col Luther J. Westbrook (USAF Ret.)
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American
Heart Association, or to the Parkinson’s Society.
Jack Westbrook, 84, of Dallas passed away
on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his residence in Dallas. Graveside
services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at
Oakwood Cemetery with
Father Edward Monk officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral
Catherine (Neary) Gnoza
May 21, 1927 - Jan 28, 2013
Gnoza passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at Texas Health
Hospital in Sherman. She was born May 21, 1927 in Boston,
Mass. to Thomas J. Neary and Mary Quinn Neary. Catherine was
a former resident of Corsicana and for the past six years
had lived in Sherman. She was retired from the First
National Bank in Corsicana after 20 years where she worked
in the Trust Department. While living in Corsicana she was a
member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and
after moving to Sherman she became a member of the St.
Mary's Catholic Church in Sherman. She was a member of the
Altar Society and Womens Club, and played in a Bridge Club
as well. Her hobbies included gardening and crocheting.
Catherine was preceded in death by her husband Frank Gnoza
Survivors include her children: Pat Gasper of Sherman,
Francis Baird and her husband Don of Sherman, Peter Gnoza
and his wife Pam of Overland Park, Kan., and Frank Gnoza and
his wife Gretchen of Red Oak; and one sister, Rita Stappen
and her husband Gorden of Penbrook, Mass. She is also
survived by her grandchildren Jeremy Gnoza, Zach Gnoza,
Hunter Gnoza, Christopher Stigler, Thomas Gnoza, Donnie
Baird, Ryan Baird, Jessica Gnoza, Hannah Gnoza, and Maria
Visitation with the family will be Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 from
6 to 7 p.m.
at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Rosary will be held
after the visitation in the Chapel at 7 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2,
2013 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev.
Jason Cargo officiating. Burial will follow at
Cemetery in Corsicana. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Gnoza,
Zach Gnoza, Hunter Gnoza, Christopher Stigler, Thomas Gnoza,
Donnie Baird, and Ryan Baird.
Memorials may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul for those
in need of charity at www.svdpusa.org or St. Mary's Catholic
School in Sherman at
713 South Travis Street Sherman, Texas 75092.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Jan 13, 1937 - Aug 1, 1993
Cora Varley Bradford, 66, of Corsicana, died Aug. 1, 1993, in
Services will be 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Westminster Presbyterian
Church, with the Rev. John Conley and the Rev. Eugene Wood
Burial will be in the
Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 13, 1937, in Clarkesville and was a longtime
member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her husband, B.L. Bradford of Corsicana; one
daughter, Elizabeth Bradford Jenkins of Colorado; two brothers and
sisters-in-law; John and Doris Varley of Warren and Betty and David
Smith of Waco; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be David P. Smith, William S. Smith, Jerry Glenn,
Don Presley, Dr. Campbell M. Gillespie Jr., Dr. John Harper, Jimmy
D. Spencer, Campbell M. Gillespie and Olin Humphries.
Honorary pallbearers will be the elders of Westminster Presbyterian
Church, Thomas Harper and William A. Clowe.
Jun 25, 1904 - Aug 2, 1993
Odie F. Reeves Sr., 89, of Kilgore, died Aug. 2, 1993, at Heritage
Manor Nursing Home in Kilgore.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in
Oakwood Cemetery, with
John Gardner officiating. Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore is in charge
He was born June 25, 1904, in Oklahoma. He had been a resident of
Kilgore since 1965, moving there from Harlingen. He was a farmer and
a member of the Chandler Street Church of Christ in Kilgore.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jim E. Reeves.
Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Marguerite Fluker of Houston;
his son, Odie F. Reeves Jr. of Kilgore; six grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Oct 27, 1909 - Aug 4, 1993
Col. John Eugene Weiler Sr., 83, of Austin, died Aug. 4, 1993 in
Memroial graveside service will be held at 4 p.m., Friday at
Oakwood Cemetery with
Father Scott Wilson officiating. Services are under the direction of
Corley Funeral Home.
He was born Oct. 27, 1909 in Corsicana.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harold James Weiler, and his
mother, Ruby Houston Weiler.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Thelma James Weiler of Austin.
Jun 5, 1900 - Aug 7, 1993
Mrs. Winnie Andrews, 93, of Wichita Falls, died August 7, 1993 in
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday at
Oakwood Cemetery in
Corsicana with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney of Westside Baptist Church
She was born June 5, 1900 in Corsicana. She had lived in Wichita
Falls since 1945. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church. She
had been a saleslady at Dillard's Department Store.
She is survived by one son, Olen Andres of Wichita Falls; three
sisters, Willy Mae Shelton of Houston, and Agnes Barnes of Baton
Rouge, Lal; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Allie Pearl (Speed) Hodge
Dec 31, 1893 - Aug 11, 1993
Allie Pearl Hodge, 99, of Corsicana, died Aug. 11, 1993, in
Graveside services were held at 9 a.m., Friday in
Oakwood Cemetery, with
the Rev. John Conley of Westminster Presbyterian Church officiating.
Corley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She was born Dec. 31, 1893, in Elgin, Texas, the daughter of
Carleton D. Speed and Jewel McCullough Speed. The family moved to
Corsicana where her father was an early day oil operator. She
graduated from Corsicana High school in 1911. She married Fred
Pannill Hodge on Jan. 7, 1914 and lived in Texas, Oklahoma and
Kansas. They returned to Texas where they lived in Wichita Falls and
Electra for 40 years. They returned to Corsicana in 1965.
She joined the Presbyterian Church at the age of 11 and served where
ever she lived as a pianist, Bible teacher, and in the choir. She
was a Ruling Elder and Clerk of Session for 10 years at Electra and
she was the 1953 Commissioner to the General Assembly in
Philadelphia, Penn. She was a member of the Daughters of the
American Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Kinsloe
Clubhouse, Tune and Fork Club, Westminster XYZ club and the Trinity
Sunday School class.
On returning to Corsicana she taught the Women's Trinity Class and
in Circles of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred P. Hodge in 1968, and
a daughter, Jean Hodge Cramer.
Survivors include one daughter, Lucille H. Gill King of Dallas; five
grandchildren, Mrs. Jan Cramer Vaughn of Bakersfield, Calif., Jerry
Cramer and Frank Gill, both of Plano, and Dr. Mary Bankhead and
Gill, both of Corsicana; 10 great-grandchildren; and six
Pallbearers were Jim Hodge, Mack Burkhead, James H. Gill, Doug Gill,
Jack Bankhead and Jerry Cramer.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Westminster
Presbyterian Church of Corsicana, or to the charity of your choice.
Louise (King) Tieman
Aug 4, 1919 - Aug 14, 1993
Billie Louise Tieman, 74, of Corsicana, died Aug. 14, 1993, in
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Oakwood
Survivors include one son, Charlie Dale Tieman of Corsicana; two
daughters, Mary Louise Holifield of Corsicana and Debra Tieman of
Corsicana; one brother, George King of Kansas; three sisters, Marlis
Mugley of Arkansas, Ruth Stinchcomb of Arkansas, and Mary Harris of
Goodrich, Texas; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Winona Montez (Morris) McGraw
Feb 19, 1925 - Jan 24, 2013
Morris McGraw was born in Dickens Feb. 19, 1925 to Bessie
and Charlie Morris. At the age of 16, “Nonie” traveled by
train to Washington, D.C. where her older sister was
employed at the Pentagon. Winona worked in the Commerce
Building in D.C. as a map maker during World War II. After
the war, Winona moved to Fort Worth where she attended and
graduated from cosmetology school.
In 1947, Winona married Raymond McGraw. For several years
she traveled with her husband throughout the mid-eastern
U.S. as he worked on the pipeline. The couple soon returned
to their native Texas, first to Navarro Mills where they
lived and farmed for four years, then to Blooming Grove in
1953. Here Winona enjoyed raising her children, Gary and
Jamie, as she first worked with the family bulldozer
business, then opened up her beauty shop which served the
town for over 15 years.
Winona truly enjoyed gardening and working outdoors. She
loved to hum and sing as she worked, favoring traditional
hymns and patriotic songs. Exercise was a part of her daily
life and included things like yoga, resistance training,
walking, biking and most recently water aerobics at the
Corsicana YMCA where she met wonderful new friends. An
incredible cook, Winona provided many meals, pies and cakes
for loved ones as well as church and community needs over
Winona’s passion for reading provided her with immense
knowledge of state, national and world history (WWII era
being her favorite), political figures and current events.
This made her the top pick at trivia games with family and
friends, where she would humbly laugh off resulting
compliments and recognition. She modeled altruism to her
children and granddaughter both through words and by example
in her day-to-day life, teaching lessons of love, respect,
and genuine concerns for others. Above all, Winona was a
loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt,
cousin, and friend.
Winona is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond McGraw;
sons Patrick McGraw and Gary McGraw; brothers Darrell
Morris, Don Morris, Jimmy Morris; and sisters Vada Murchison
and Faye Salazar.
Winona is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jamie and
Paul Borsellino; the delight of her life, granddaughter
Natosha Monroe; brothers J.G. Morris and wife Charlene, Bob
Morris and wife Marie of Melbourne, Ark.; sister Judy
Lawrence and husband Stan of Ellensburg, Wash.; numerous
nieces, nephews, and cousins; her dear friends Ann Curtis
and Debra Griffin; and loving caregivers, Donna Daniels and
The family honored Winona’s wishes to be cremated and there
will be no public service. Should you wish to remember
Winona with a memorial donation, please consider the Central
Baptist Church or New Beginnings Family Fellowship Church in
Blooming Grove, Texas.
She will be greatly missed and the world will never be quite
the same without her.
July 2, 1948 - July 19, 1993
Lizzie Faye Cooksey, 44, of Dallas, died July 19, 1993, at Navarro
Wake service will be 7 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bethlehem Baptist
Church, with the Rev. Dairy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in
the Chatfield Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, LaWonna and Jerald
Dews of Dallas; her mother and step-father, Sarah and Doyle Allen
Jr. of Corsicana; father and step-mother, Tommie and Ruby Cooksey of
Corsicana; three sisters, Shirley Ellison of Corsicana, Tommie Jean
Collins and Debra York, both of Dallas; and one brother, Nathaniel
Cooksey of Dallas.
Pallbearers will be Varriel Cooksey, James Roberts, Charles Moore,
Patrick Cooksey, Ricky Roberts and Claude Roberts.
Marcus Robert "Uncle
Apr 29, 1854 - Apr 9, 1944
Funeral services for M. R. Weathered were held at the Methodist
church in Covington, Texas, last Monday. Mr. Weathered,
affectionally known by his many friends as "Uncle Bob" would have
celebrated his 90th birthday on the 29th of this month.
He was born at Milam, Texas, and is one of the old settlers at
Covington. He had been a member of the Methodist church for 77
He is survived by three nephews, and three nieces. R. O. Smith of
Blooming Grove, H. H. Smith of Cleburne; B. F. Smith of Dallas; Mrs.
W. L. Hill, Mrs. R. S. Negel, both of Dallas; and Mrs. Nora
Henderson of Fort Worth.
Those attending the funeral from Blooming Grove, other than Mr. and
R. C. Smith and daughter, Geraldine, were; Mr. and Mrs. R. Bruce
McCormick, and daughter, Carolyn; Mrs. Roy Spencer, Mrs. Earl Brown
and Rev. W. S. Fisher.
- The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, April 14, 1944
- Submitted by
- Burial: Covington Cemetery, Covington, Hill Co., Texas -
s/o B. F.
Weathered and Sarah (Bullock) Weathered
Note: His headstone dates are Apr 24, 1854 - Apr 16, 1944 and
his death certificate dates are Apr 29, 1854 - Apr 9, 1944 and
since his obituary came out on Apr 14, his death date could not
be the right on the headstone.
abt 1931 - Jul 10, 1993
James A. Fuller, 62, of Canton, formerly of Garland, died July 10,
1993, in Tyler.
Services were 10 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in
Canton. Burial was in Haven of Memories Memorial Park under the
direction of Eubank Funeral Home.
He was a retired financial administrator for Sun Oil Co., now Oryx
Energy. He graduated from Conroe High School, Navarro College and
Southern Methodist University.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Jean Fuller; one son and
daughter-in-law, Dana A. and Peggy Fuller; one daughter and
son-in-law, Janet and Richard Abbott; one brother, R.J. Fuller; five
sisters, Leila Bruhn, Alice Beck, Gwen Wilson, Jeanie Cochran and
Carolyn Popp; his step-mother, Esteen Fuller; and seven
Anna Helen (Fitzgerald)
May 11, 1920 - Jul 3, 1993
Helen Fitzgerald, Stalcup, 73, of Halton City, died July 3, 1993.
Funeral services were sheld July 8, 1993, in Fort Worth. Burial was
in Fort Worth.
She was born May 11, 1920, in Emhouse, the daughter of Darthula (Dool
Reid) Fitzgerald and the late Tom Fitzgerald.
Survivors include her mother, Dool Fitzgerald; one daughter, Billie
Jean Baker of Haltom City; two sisters, Mildred Waldren and Ida Mae
Clarkson, both of Burleson; three granddaughters, Christy McKinley,
Bethany and Casandra Baker of Haltom City; and one nephew, Jackie
Thomas Gillis of Burleson.
Etta (Parrish) Elrod
Mar 24, 1903 - Jul 23, 1993
Mrs. Mary Etta Elrod, 90, of Wortham, died July 23, 1993 in the
Wortham Nursing Center.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Wade Funeral Chapel in
The Rev. Elmer Glazner will officiate. Graveside services will be
held at 2 p.m. Monday at Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas.
She was born March 24, 1903 in Dawson. She was a resident of Wortham
for nine years, prior to that Dawson, Dallas and Palestine. She was
a homemaker and a member of the Baptist church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Grady Elrod, in
1964; and two brothers, Robert Harvey Parrish and Nealy James
Survivors include one son, Mr. W. G. Elrod of Palestine; one
daughter, Mrs. Del Hester of Richland; two sisters, Oley McAlister
of Dawson and Emily Odom of Gholson; seven grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Weldon Rucker Drake
Jan 26, 1917 - July 20, 1993
Weldon R. Drake, 76, died July 20, 1993.
Services were Saturday in Greenville.
He was born Jan 26, 1917, in Greenville and graduated from
Greenville High School. He attended East Texas State University,
Baylor University, Texas Tech University and Southwestern Seminary
in Fort Worth. He pastored churches in Hunt, Grayson, Collin,
Tarrant and Lubbock counties for 57 years. He served as the pastor
at Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana for many years. He was a
U.S. Army chaplain in World War II and taught in Lubbock public
schools for 15 years. He married Francis Floyd in 1945 in
Greenville. He also was a member of the First Baptist Church of
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Joseph Stargel.
Survivors include his wife, Francis Drake; three daughters, Karen
Holt of Wolforth, Susie Barnett of Long Island, N.Y. and Nancy
Stargel of Slaton; two sons, Jimmy Drake of Alvarado and Jon David
Drake of Amarillo; two sisters, Mrs. Keith Bearden of Greenville and
Mrs. Roy O'Hara of Lone Oak; and seven grandchildren.
Joe Dan Moody
Dec 20, 1939 - Aug 2, 1993
Joe Dan Moody, 53, of Potomac, Md., died Aug. 2, 1993, in Potomac.
Memorial services were held Wednesday in Potomac. Funeral services
wil be 2 p.m. Friday at the Tapp Funeral Home in Sulpher Springs,
with the Rev. Gene Gordon officiating. Burial will be in Sulpher
Springs City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday
at the Tapp Funeral Home.
He was born Dec. 20, 1939, in Gilmer, Texas, the son of C.O. and
Mildred Melton Moody. He was a 1958 graduate of Sulpher Springs High
School and a 1962 graduate of North Texas State University. He
married Julie Davis in Corsicana on Sept. 14, 1963. He was a
helicopter pilot in the U.S.
Marine Corps, having served in Korea and Vietnam. He was a
helicopter pilot in the Presidential Squadron During the Nixon
Administration. He retired as a lieutenant colonel after 20 years in
the Marines. He was director of Air Force Programs for the
Martin-Marietta Corp. at the time of his death.
He was preceded in death by his father, C.O. Moody.
Survivors include his wife, Julie Davis Moody of Potomac; two
daughters, Kathryn Moody and Kendy Moody, both of Potomac; his
mother, Mildred Moody of Sulpher Springs; his mother-in-law, Mildred
Davis of Corsicana; three sisters-in-law, Sue Youngblood and Mary
Butler, both of Corsicana, and Wanda Craig of Seguin, four nephews,
Gary Youngblood, David Youngblood and Scott Butler, all of
Corsicana, and Harry Craig Jr. of Burney; and one niece, Cathy Leak
Pallbearers will be Joe Ardis, James Moore, L.F. Bridges III,
Charles Mack Randolph, Bill Dougan, Paul G. Westbrook, Bill Wyatt
and Scott Butler.
Raymond Joseph Kofnovec
Sep 24, 1953 - Aug 6, 1993
Raymond Joseph Kofnovec, 39, of Hubbard, died August 6, 1993.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Fairview Cemetery in
Hubbard, with the Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating. Wade Funeral
Home in Hubbard is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Sept. 24, 1953, in Austin. He was raised in West and was
a resident of Hubbard for two years. He was a mechanic. He was a
member of st. Mary's Church of Assumption in West. He attended the
Methodist Church in Hubbard.
He was preceded in death by his father, John R. Kofnovec, in March
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. John Lillie Kofnovec of Bellmead;
three sons, Joshua J. Kofnovec and Casey K. Kofnovec, both of Mount
Calm, and Jeremy Hurst of Mineral Wells; two brothers, Johnny R.
Kofnovec Jr. and Gregory J. Kofnovec, both of Bellmead; and one
sister, Kaye Mynar of Bellmead.
Feb 6, 1924 - July 30, 1993
James Welch Jr., 69, of Penelope, Texas, died July 30, 1993, in
Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Sunday at the Wade Funeral Chapel in
Hubbard, with Jimmy Sid Jones and the Rev. Earl Taylor officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.
He was born Feb. 6, 1924, in Franklin, Texas. He lived 65 years in
Penelope. He retired December 1980. He was a rural mail carrier. He
was a member of VFW Post No. 4819 in West and the American Legion
Post No. 0121 in West. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 530 in
Hubbard and a member of the Rural Letter Carriers Association of
McLennan County. He was a sergeant in the 11th Airborn of the U.S.
Army during World War II.
He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Penelope.
Survivors include his wife, Marcaline Welch of Penelope; one son,
(Scooter) Welch of Fairbanks, Alaska; one daughter, Tamara (Tammy)
Christian of Hillsboro; one sister, Emma Jayne Cordell of Itasca;
Sep 6, 1924 - Aug 1, 1993
Troy Hudson, 68, of Corsicana died Aug. 1, 1993 at his residence.
Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
with the Rev. B.C. Dugger officiating. Burial will be in the Wortham
Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 3-8 p.m. Monday at
the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
He was born Sept. 6, 1924 in Coolidge and graduated from Coolidge
High school in 1941. He served in the U.S. Army with the 552nd
Anti-Aircraft Battalion during World War II seeing action in
Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, the Rhineland and Central
Europe He attended Westminster Junior College in Tehuacana, Southern
Methodist University and Southwestern Graduate School of Banking in
Dallas. He was associated with the Mercantile National Bank of
Dallas and the First National Bank of Amarillo. In 1961, he
purchased controlling interest in the First National Bank of
Richland where he served as president and chairman of the board of
directors. In 1964, he was successful in moving the Richland bank to
Corsicana where it became the Corsicana National Bank. He also
served as its president and chairman of the board until he sold his
interest in 1968. He was the owner and operator of Hudson Industrial
and Oilfield Supply and Judson Drilling Company.
He was a member of the Methodist church and had lived in Corsicana
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Hudson of Corsicana; three
sons and daughters-in-law, Troy Jr. and Wanda Hudson; Danny and
Verna Hudson and Mike and Tish Hudson, all of Corsicana; one
grandson, Daniel Blake Hudson of Corsicana; one sister, Evelyn
Dement of Dallas; one nephew, John L. Hudson of Mexia; and one aunt,
Ethel Hudson of Mexia.
Pallbearers will be Billy Blacklidge, Arthur Patrick, Willie
Winters, Hartley Young, Gary Summerall and Jay Gatlin.
Members of the 552nd Anti-Aircraft Battalion "B" Battery will serve
as honorary pallbearers.
Huff-Waltemyer (Taylor) Domorad
Nov 15, 1920 - Oct 13, 1999
Eunice Taylor Domorad, 78, of Athens passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13,
1999, in Athens.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Eastern Hills Church of Christ,
with Lavele Layfield and David Mahan officiating. Interment will
follow at Prairie
Point Cemetery in Navarro County.
Pallbearers will be Dwain Purselly, Clyde Cumbie, Ernest and Brient
Mrs. Domorad was born Nov. 15, 1920 in Runnells County to Wilson W.
and Thena Mae Tramel Taylor. She had been a resident of Athens for
16 years. She was a member of Eastern Hills Church of Christ and was
a volunteer at South Place Nursing Home. She loved to take care of
people that were ill.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Bobbie
Walemyer of Dayton, Nev.; daughters and son-in-law, Janet Clements
of Granbury, Grace and Clifford Cook of Gilmer, Doris McCauley and
Martha Dale, both of Dallas; sisters, Lena Hull of Quinlan and
Vesper Layfield of Athens; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren,
seven great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a
host of friends and relatives.
Arrangements by Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home of Athens.
Feb 19, 1922 - Apr 1, 1993
Clifton (Pat) Sharrer, 71, of Overton, Texas, died April 1, 1993.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Paschal Funeral Home in
Kerens, with Atwell Hankins officiating. Military graveside services
will be in
Prairie Point Cemetery.
Family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral
He was a retired electrician and a veteran of
World War II, having
served in the 36th Division. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
Survivors include his wife, Jimmye Sharrer of Overton; one daughter,
Jennye Sharrer of Overton; one sister, Mildred Mayo of Kerens; two
brothers, Earnest (Bo) Sharrer of Kerens and Leroy Sharrer of
Houston; a number of nieces and nephews; and a number of aunts.
Pallbearers will be Keith Sahrrer, Robert Raney, Ray Sharrer, Curtis
McClure, Brian Sharrer, Blair Nelson and Stan Mayo.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the 36th Division.
Nov 12, 1931 - Apr 19, 1993
Floyd David Mullens, 61, of Fort Worth, died April 19, 1993
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in
Prairie Point Cemetery.
The Rev. James Ansley will officiate. Paschal Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Mullens of Fort Wroth; three sons,
Nicky Mullens of Sulphur Springs, Paul Mullens of Springtown, Texas,
and Paul Padgett; three daughters, Vicki Naisel of Lewisville,
Leslie Bateman of New Braunfels and Debra Runyon; one sister, Joyce
Waggonor of Burleson; two brothers, Siah Mullens of California, and
Joe Mullens of Sherman; and nine grandchildren.
Hazel Bernice (Deskin)
Mar 15, 1914 - Jun 3, 1993
Mrs. Hazel Bernice Stringer, 79, of Kerens, died June 3, 1993, at
Memorial Hospital in Houston.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Paschal Funeral Home, with
the Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating. Burial will be in
Prairie Point Cemetery.
She was a native of Kerens and had lived in Houston. She had lived
in Kerens for the past 12 years. She was a member of the Bazette
Baptist Church and was a retired cashier for the Houston Independent
Survivors include her husband, William Barkley Stringer of Kerens;
three sons, William Orville Stringer of Pasadena, Jackie Deskin
Stringer of Houston, and Tommy Daniel Stringer of Houston; one
daughter, Jo-Ann Furlow of Houston; one sister, Lucille Albritton of
Kerens; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Helen Mixon Killingsworth
July 31, 1909 - July 21, 1993
Helen Killingsworth, 83, of Corsicana; died July 21, 1993, at
Navarro Regional Hospital.
Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Thursday in the
Prairie Point Cemetery,
with John Kenner officiating. Services are under the direction of
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including Betty and
John Montfort and Marjorie Hay, all of Corsicana.
Sep 16, 1919 - Jul 25, 1993
Denver Lancaster, 73, of Kerens, died July 25, 1993, in Kerens.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Paschal Funeral Home in
Kerens, with the Rev. L.L. Conner and the Rev. Paul Vick
officiating. Burial will be in
Prairie Point Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by one son, Donald Wade Lancaster; one
granddaughter, Donna Lancaster; one sister, Faye Abbie; and his
mother, Esterlee Lancaster.
Survivors include his wife, Marvine Lancaster of Kerens; one son and
daughter-in-law, Jackie and Pat Lancaster of Eustace; four daughters
and three sons-in-law, Pam and Larry O'Brien of Corsicana, Joy and
Bruce Mitchell of Euless and July and C.H. Long of Canadian and
Tammy Lancaster of Kerens; seven grandchildren; his father, Ben
Lancaster of Athens; two brothers, Bob Lancaster of Kerens and Dan
Lancaster of Athens; four sisters, Alicne Robertson, Nell Lancaster
and Geraldine McGlaun, all of Kerens and Bennie Boone of San
Antonio; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Keith Colvin, Dickie Robertson, Rodney Glasgow,
Kenny McGlaun, Rickey Lancaster and Mike Lancaster.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Domino Players.
Aug 19, 1924 - Jun 15, 1993
Ernest Winter, 68, of Arlington, died June 15, 1993.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. B.F.
Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the
Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
He was born Aug. 19, 1924. He was a member of the Lutheran Church
and a veteran of the US. Army, serving in
World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Goldie Winter of Arlington; one
daughter, Doris Reagan of Corsicana; one son, Charles Bennett of
Arlington; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
nieces and nephews.
Jun 7, 1914 - Jun 20, 1993
George D. McCarter, 79, of Corsicana, died June 20, 1993.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Corley Funeral Chapel with
David Hale officiating. Burial will be in the
Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home
Monday between 6-8 p.m.
He was born June 7, 1914. He was a
veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Northside Baptist
Survivors include his wife, Helen McCarter of Corsicana; one son and
daughter-in-law, Ron and Elizabeth "Pannie" McCarter of Duncanville;
three brothers, Jim O. McCarter of Navarro Mills and Harvil McCarter
and Willie McCarter, both of Corsicana; one grandson, Jeff McCarter
of Hugo, Okla.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be J.W. McKethan, Dan Griffin, Hugh Brewer, James
Basham, Morris Farmer, Keith Farmer and Vernon "Binge" Farmer.
Honorary pallbearers will be Cliff Glasgow and Bobby Martin.
Alice "Nanny" Harris
Mar 12, 1921 - Jul 9, 1993
Mary Alice "Nanny" Harris, 72, of Barry died July 9, 1993 in Barry.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the
Rev. Don Sawyer and the Rev. Roger Teal officiating. Burial will be
in the Hamilton-Beeman
Cemetery in Retreat. Services are under the direction of Corley
She was born March 12, 1921 in Brownwood and was a member of the
Cedar Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law June and Don Williams
Sr. of Barry; a granddaughter and husband, Shelly and John Chapman
of Barry; a grandson Donnie Williams Jr. of Barry; and two
great-grandchildren, Katie Chapman and Zachary Chapman both of
She is preceded in death by her husband Mr. Floyd J. Harris.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cedar Lake, P.O. Box 809 Maybank,
Pallbearers will be Steve Crawford, Jerry Collier, Wayno Bonner,
Terry Howell, Tommy Baumgartner and E.L. Gilliam.
1899 - July 16, 1993
Dr. William Harvey Young died July 16, 1993 in Washington, D.C.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at
Cemetery with the Rev. Connally Dugger officiating. Services are
under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
He was born in 1899 in Corsicana. He served in
World War I at Officers'
training School, Camp McArthur, Waco. He attended the University of
Texas from 1917 to 1923 earning three degrees, a bachelor's in
business administration and a master's. He was a professor of
economics at Washington University in St. Louis and was awarded the
George Eastman Fellowship in Economics at the Brookings Institutuon
in Washington, D.C., where he received his Ph.D. in 1928. He was
chief of the Bituminous Coal Section of the Bureau of Mines for 35
years. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, The
Sons of the Republic of Teas, the Cosmos Club, and the Mount Vernon
Place Methodist Church in Washington, D.C.
He is survived b his wife, the former Gladys Roughton Kinsolving; a
brother, J. Albert Young of Waco; a step-daughter, Mrs. Herbert J.
Miller Jr. of Boyds, Md., two grandsons, John K. Miller of Boyds,
and William Grady Miler of Nacogdoches; and two great-grandsons.
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the
Unidersity of Texas Ex Students Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 7278,
Austin, Texas 78713-7278.
Nelson Quinn, Sr.
Feb 20, 1901 - Jul 19, 1993
Bryant Nelson Quinn, 92, of Abilene, Texas, died July 19, 1993 in
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the
Cemetery, with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr., officiating.
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born in Iola, Texas. He attended Baylor University and
graduated from Pharmacy School in 1920. Upon graduating he married
Juanita Atkinson on Nov. 25, 1921. Their first home was Park Camps
near Breckenridge where he practiced pharmacy. At Breckenridge he
joined the Masonic Lodge and maintained his membership at the lodge
After three years the family relocated to Dallas where he was
pharmacist at the Adolphus Drug and Melrose Hotel and other area
stores. In 1952 the Quinns moved near Corsicana and raised cattle
until 1988. He moved to Abilene in 1989. He was a Shriner and a
member of the Hella Temple of Dallas and a member of the First
Baptist Church in Corsicana.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita; two daughters,
Anita-B Quinn and Gloria Quinn Fox, and a sister, Willie Mae Pyle.
Survivors include, one son, Nelson Quinn of Abilene; three sisters,
Louis Myrick of Dallas, Lillian Highnote of Wichita Falls and Vera
Mitchell of Dallas; four grandchildren, Laurie Bracher of San
Antonio, Bryant Quinn of Houston and Christie McFarland and Vicky
Johnson of Dallas; and seven great-grandchildren.
Ethelyn (Bonner) Stokes
Oct 29, 1919 - Jul 19, 1993
Ethelyn Stokes, 73, of Euless, died July 19, 1993, in Corsicana.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel,
with the Rev. Bill L. Reed of St. Luke United Methodist Church and
the Rev. James McKee of Memorial Baptist Church officiating. Burial
will be in Hamilton-Beeman
She was born Oct. 29, 1919, in Augus.
Survivors include four sons, David Stokes of Cleburne, Ronald Stokes
of Corsicana, Cary Stokes of Euless and Kevin Stokes of Merced,
Calif.; two brothers, Lawrence Bonner and Clarence Bonner, both of
Corsicana; one sister, Lorene McBride of Corsicana; five
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Scotty Stokes, David Hughes, Ricky Bonner, Bobby
McNeely, Terry McNeely and Mike Stearman.
Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Taylor, Christ Taylor, Todd Taylor
and Ryan Stokes.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
500 West 3rd Ave., Suite No. 2, Corsicana, Texas 75110.
abt 1935 - Jan 25, 2013
Lewis Wayne Smelley, 78, of Houston passed away Friday, Jan. 25,
2013. Graveside service will be at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013,
at Richland Cemetery,
Richland. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Milton Hayes "Butch" Rector
Jul 28, 1942 - Jan 26, 2013
Milton Hayes “Butch” Rector, 70, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26,
Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday,
Jan. 30, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Grady
Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at
Resthaven Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Patricia Ann (Rash) Ellsworth
Aug 4, 1944 - Jan 25, 2013
Ann Rash Ellsworth, 68, of Corsicana passed away on Friday,
Jan. 25, 2013, at her residence in Corsicana.
She was born on Aug. 4, 1944, in Corsicana to parents, C.A.
and Johnnie Evelyn Rash.
She was a very loving sister and aunt, and took care of her
nieces and nephews just like they were her own. They
affectionately called her “Aunt Pat-Pat.” She worked for
over 30 years in the business office at Navarro Regional
She was preceded in death by her parents, CA (Shine) and
Johnnie Evelyn Rash; and a nephew, Dayly Gee.
Survivors include her sister, Carolyn Badaracco of Frisco;
brothers, Wayne Rash and wife Carol of Corsicana, and Chuck
Rash and wife Mary Frances of Corsicana; nieces and nephews,
John Ferguson and wife Jeanie of Frisco, Mark Ferguson and
wife Tina of Plano, Erin Rash of Corsicana, Zack Rash of
Corsicana, Macey Zahn and husband Miron of Frisco, Lacy Rash
of Corsicana, and Kindelle Gomez and husband Tony of New
11 great nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on
Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29,
2013, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary W.
Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the
Pallbearers will be Mike Cox, Kenny Shimonek, Coy Hodge,
Zachary Rash, Richard Rash and Miron Za’hn-Kedzierski.
Honorary pallbearer will be John Ferguson.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.