Obituaries from
Navarro County, Texas



Joe Dean Hardaway
Feb 2, 1923 - Dec 27, 1928



Joe D. Hardaway, 3-year-old son of L. T. Hardaway, tenant farmer residing near Corbet, died in the Navarro County Hospital shortly after 10 o’clock Wednesday night, following an operation in an effort to save the little fellow after internal injuries had been received when he fell from a wagon Tuesday afternoon.

The funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock at Dresden, where interment was made.

Mrs. Hardaway and her children had gone pecan hunting Tuesday afternoon and on the return trip, the little fellow fell from the wagon in some manner. It is not known whether he was crushed between the wheel and the bed of the wagon or whether he fell under the wheel. His body was severely crushed. Wednesday afternoon he was brought to the local hospital and the operation was performed Wednesday night.

Surviving are his parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Sutherland Undertaking Company had charge of the funeral.


Lavern (Lassiter) Nugent
Feb 15, 1906 - Apr 6, 1929


Funeral services for Mrs. Lavern Nugent, 23, wife of Lloyd Nugent of the Pickett community, who died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Jim Lassiter at Pickett Saturday at noon, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, mother and several brothers and sisters.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.



On Saturday noon, April 6, 1929, the death angel visited the home of Loyd Nugent and took his dear loving wife, Lavern. She had lived in Navarro county all of her life, and was well known by many people. To know her was to love her. She was born in 1906, died April 6, 1929. She is survived by her husband, infant daughter, mother, Mrs. Jim Lassiter; one sister, and five brothers, Mrs. Roy Pickett, Walker Lassiter, Willie Lassiter, Hobson Lassiter, Roy Lassiter, Hubert Lassiter and a number of other relatives.
Weep not, dear friends and loved ones,
For she from us has gone,
But God will bless us.
While she’s in His heavenly throne.
Her voice has gone from us,
But we will hear it soon,
When God from heaven calls us,
We will answer, too.
Twas hard to give her up,
But God saw fit to call her
So we shall let her go.
There is sadness left her for us,
But there is rest for her.
There will be rejoicing when
We meet her on high again.
There was aching hearts here then
But there will be rejoicing on high
When we all meet her again.

The pallbearers were Glen Stokes, Brady Turnes, Mr. Compton, Robert Whorton, Charlie and Tynes Breithaupt.
Interment was in Dresden cemetery Sunday afternoon.

Written by one who loved her.
Corsicana, Route 3.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, April 12, 1929
  • w/o Lloyd Manual Nugent buried in Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Tx. d/o James H.”Jim” Lassiter and Mary Mae (Walker) Lassiter
  • Submitted by Diane Richards



On Saturday, at 11 a. m. April 6, in the Pickett community, the Death Angel entered the home of Loyd Nugent and took from him a young loving companion and mother, Mrs. Lavern Nugent.

She leaves a loving husband and baby girl 12 days old, a mother, in who’s home she died, five brothers, Walker, Willie, Hobson, Roy and Hubert Lassiter, one sister, Mrs. Roy Pickett of Ranger, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her departure.

All was done for her that loving hand and skilled doctors could do, but God said, come to a home where there is no suffering and sorrow, but all is joy.

Now to the grief stricken husband, I would say, go to Him, who is our helper, for all needs.

Lavern was 23 years old, had been married only six short years. She was reared in Drane and Pickett community and was loved by all who knew her. She united with the Baptist church several years ago, and lived a pure sweet Christian life.

She was laid to rest in the Dresden cemetery Sunday afternoon at 6 p.m. under a mound of beautiful flowers. Rev. Vaughn conducted the funeral services.

--Written by a Cousin.


Elizabeth Carrie (Edwards) Compton
Apr 17, 1856 - Aug 2, 1929

Purdon Woman Was Buried Saturday

BLOOMING GROVE, Aug.—Mrs. Carrie E. Compton, 73, died at her home in the Purdon community last Friday with a heart attack and the funeral was held at Dresden Saturday afternoon where burial was made.

A large family survive.




PURDON, Aug. 8.—(SP)—Mrs. Carrie Compton, an old resident of Purdon passed away here Friday. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. T. Smith of Hillsboro, Saturday, with burial in Dresden Cemetery. She leaves six children, L. G. Compton of Corsicana, Dee of Richland, C. T. of Seminole, Okla., Mrs. W. A. Bates of Purdon, and Mrs. W. S. Herod of Richland, Miss Nora of Purdon and several grandchildren.


Elmore Yancy Jordan
Jan 10, 1861 - Oct 13, 1929

BARRY, Oct. 17.—(Spl).--Funeral services for Mr. E. Y. Jordan, who died in Baylor Hospital Sunday, were conducted at the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon by Rev. C. F. Bell of Emhouse, assisted by Rev. W. L. Connell, pastor at Barry. Interment was in the Dresden Cemetery, the Masonic fraternity officiating. Many floral tributes were given, the grave being a mound of beautiful flowers. Mr. Jordan is survived by his widow and seven children, one brother and one sister, all of whom were present. Among the out of town relatives and friends were Walter Bryan and George Jordan of West Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ingram and two daughters of Fort Worth, Aubrey Barnes of Santa Anna, Mr. Hooser of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Ras Sheffield and daughter of Desdemona, Arthur Reed and children of Gunter, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Castellaw of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Griffin of Dallas, Mrs. Jim Gillen and son, Crawford, Mrs. Polly Sowell and Mrs. Ed Carroll of Blooming Grove and Mrs. J. H. Williams of Ennis.


Alexander Melton
Apr 28, 1856 - Jul 11, 1929


On July 11, 1t 10:10 p.m. the angel of death visited the home of Mrs. Alexander Melton and claimed our precious beloved husband and father.

He was born in White’s county, Arkansas, April 25, 1856. He came to Texas with his parents at the age of 9 years and they located near Barry, Navarro county where they have resided since that time.

He joined the Methodist church at a very early age and lived a devoted, Christian life. He loved the church and all things pertaining to the couset of Christ.

He always had words of cheer for his fellow man and his family. To know him was to love him. He didn’t only live a true Christian life before his friends, but he walked the straight and narrow path before his wife and children. He taught the children to love God and to revere His word. He was a great Bible reader. Though we know he was prepared to go it is so hard to give him up, but God knows best; he had served his purpose here on earth and was called to a land of peace and rest.

He would talk and advise we children in the difficulties which would arise in every day life and his was to face all with a smile. No one can know how we miss his words of sympathy and courage.

He is survived by his wife, three sons, H. B. Melton, Washington, D.C.; V. T. and M. H. Melton, both of Barry; one daughter, Mrs. H. C. Hallmark of Houston, and five grandchildren, six sisters, Mrs. M. I. McMillan of Dallas, Mrs. L. S. Spivey of Bellevue, Mrs. A. Prince of Corsicana, Mrs. Will Absher of Corsicana, Mrs. John Ammons of Alexander, La., Mrs. Percy Webb of San Francisco, Calif., and one brother, Lee Melton of Loco, Okla.

He was laid to rest in the Dresden Cemetery to await the judgment.

We loved him, yes, we loved him;
But angels loved him more;
So they have sweetly called him
To yonder’s shining shore.

Some day we’ll meet our father, dear,
In that home of rest and love,
For he has gone to join the angels
In that blessed home above.

Our lonely hearts wait to hear
The footsteps that are stilled;
There is a vacant place
That never can be filled.

Blessed house angels.
He has gone to the tomb
Leaving home shrouded in darkness and gloom.

Mother grief-stricken and sad,
Missing great treasures of love that she had.
Father, dear, we know you’re happy,
Robed in garments white as snow,
Walking beautiful streets of Glory
In the home of the soul.

O! how we miss you tho’ we won’t have long to wait,
Then we’ll join father beyond the Pearly Gate.

We wish to thank each and every one that was with us and were so much help to us through the illness of our father and husband, and to the doctors that did all they could to save him for us, but it was beyond human power to save him. May God bless each and every one is our prayer.

Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Hallmark,
Houston, Tex.





Sunday night at 10:10 o’clock, July 11, 1929, the death angel visited the home of Mrs. Alex Melton and took from them their dear husband and father. He was sick four days. All was done we knew to do but God in his wisdom knows best. We can only say thy will be done, not mine. He was 73 years, two months and 16 days old. He was neatly laid to rest in the Dresden cemetery to await the glorious resurrection. He leaves a wife and four children, three boys and one girl, five grand children, a host of relatives and friends to mourn his death.

Oh how we miss him, nobody knows, but we hope to meet him up yonder in that glorious home above. We believe he was ready and prepared to go, for he expressed his faith in God’s power to help him on his way the day he took sick. That was very consoling and satisfying to us.

Weep not dear ones, for our loss is heaven’s gain.

We do not know the how nor why
That our loved one thus should die,
But when we go to that better land
We will know and understand.

Death has claimed our loved one—
Claimed our father dear—
Sad and lonely is our home,
For father is not here.

How we miss him, sadly miss him
Since his sweet spirit soared away,
But his thought will gladden—
We shall meet him again some day.

But you saw the hands we could not see
Which clasped your hands that way.
You heard the voice we could not hear
Which would not let you say.

We could not keep him,
God needed him up there
To make that home complete
Where shine his glory fair.

His troubles all are ended here,
His sufferings all are over;
But in that bright and happy home
We will meet to part no more.

We’ll never have a home again,
For there is not another
That can fill his place,
For what is home without father.

It is not home at all—
Just mother, brothers, sister—
Home is not complete
Without our angel father.

Some day we hope to meet our father.
The time will not be long
Until we will be together,
In that land of joy and song.

Written by his daughters-in-law,
Mrs. Hubert Melton.
Mrs. Maweir Melton.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 30, 1929 - submitted by Diane Richards

Docie Ann (Burns) Gamble
Sep 21, 1861 - Jan 10, 1928

Mrs. A. L. Gamble, aged 66 years, died at the family home in the Black Hills community Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock following an illness of a year and the remains will be interred in the Black Hills cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. She was a native of Blount county, Ala., but had resided in Navarro county for 35 years.
Surviving are her husband, two sons, George and Jim Gamble both of Black Hills, two daughters, Mrs. Herbert Burks and Mrs. John Montgomery, both of Black Hills; one sister, Mrs. W. H. T. Jones, Drane, and one half-brother, Chas. Barns, Oklahona,


Una Glynn McDonald
Sep 6, 1929 - Sep 27, 1929

Infant Died Early Hour Saturday; Is Buried Black Hills
Eunice Glyn McDonald, 21-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy McDonald, who resides six miles west of Corsicana, died at an early hour Saturday morning and the funeral was held at Black Hills, Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Interment was made in the Black Hills cemetery.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.


Geneva Thomas
Nov 8, 1910 - Jan 27, 1925

Died Near Purdon

Geneva Thomas, 15-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Thomas of Purdon, died near noon yesterday after two weeks illness of pneumonia and the remains were interred in the Campbell cemetery near Drane this afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas have many friends in their own community as well as elsewhere in the county, who will sympathize sincerely with them in the loss they have sustained.


Fred F. Gordon
Apr 14, 1903 - May 14, 1926



Funeral services for Fred F. Gordon, 23 years old, who was killed in a motor truck accident on the oil field road near Mildred Friday, were held at the home of his uncle, W. T. Gordon, on North Beaton street at 3:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon. Burial was in the Campbell cemetery near Drane.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Gordon and one sister, of Barry.

Funeral services for H. R. White, 24 years old, who was killed in the same accident in which Gordon lost his life were held at the home of his parents in Hillsboro at 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon. He is survived by his wife, three small children, ages 4, 3, and 1 years; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. D. White and three brothers of Hillsboro, and another brother, Thomas White, truck driver in the oil fields. The family lived at Mildred in the Humble camp, but were visiting in Hillsboro when White lost his life. His wife and father came from Hillsboro Friday night and returned Saturday. The body was forwarded Saturday morning over the Cotton Belt by Bank Sutherland, undertaker.

The men were working for the Humble Oil & Refining Company. White was a truck driver, and had been with Humble for the past two or three years, and Gordon was his helper, and had been working for the Humble for about six weeks.

The accident occurred about 2:30 o’clock Friday afternoon when their truck turned over on the road between the City Lake bridge and the Mildred-Navarro junction. They were caught underneath the heavy truck. Gordon’s head was crushed and White was crushed in the chest and his left arm was broken. It was necessary to raise one corner of the truck ----in order to get the bodies out.

Sutherland’s ambulance was dispatched to the scene of the accident and the bodies were brought to the undertaker parlors.


Buddy Lord
Oct 24, 1924 - Jul 9, 1926


Buddy Lord, twenty-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Lord, who resides three miles northwest of Richland, died Friday night at 11:30 o’clock and the remains were interred in Campbell cemetery Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock.


John Ollie McGee
Oct 2, 1883 - Jun 30, 1926


J. O. McGee, aged 43 years, single, died at the Navarro County Hospital Wednesday morning at 6:30 o’clock, following illness of a few days, and the remains will be interred in the Campbell cemetery, Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The services will be conducted at the grave. Rev. W. T. Almond, Baptist minister of Dawson will conduct the funeral. The deceased was a resident of the Corbet community.

Mr. McGee is survived by two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Penny, Malakoff, and Mrs. Ona Bell, Corbet.

The body was taken to the residence of a nephew, Bruce Bell, 1501 West Eleventh avenue.

Funeral services will be held at Hamilton cemetery at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon with burial there. Rev. Tom Allmon, of Dawson will conduct the services. Pallbearers will be Sam Tucker, J. W. Nokes, John Sloan, Naz Sloan, Arthur Weeks and Delaney Romans.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, June 30, 1926
  • The death cert. says John O. and the obit says J.O. –The death cert. says born 1882 monu. says 1883- - The obit says Hamilton cemetery—Death cert. says Campbell and his monument is at Campbell)
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

P. Norman Clary
abt 1863 - Jul 8, 1927


P. N. Clary, aged about 65 years, died in Dallas at a late hour Friday night or early Saturday morning and the remains will be brought to Corsicana for interment in the Campbell cemetery either Sunday or Monday afternoons, it was learned here Saturday afternoon.

Mr. Clary suffered a stroke of paralysis a number of months ago and had been ill since that time. He formerly resided in Corsicana many years ago, having been reared in the Drane community. No near relatives survive.




Funeral services for P. N. Clary, aged about 65 years, who died in Dallas Saturday morning following an illness of a number of months were held at Campbell cemetery, where interment was made Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The deceased resided in Navarro county many years ago. No near relatives survive.

The deceased suffered a stroke of paralysis several months ago.


Roberta Ray Monroe
Nov 7, 1923 - Jun 5, 1927


Roberta Ray Monroe, 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Monroe, Corbet, Route 3, died at 4 o’clock Wednesday morning and the remains were interred in the Monroe Farm cemetery Wednesday afternoon.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, June 8, 1927
  • d/o Ira Alvah Monroe, Sr. and Willie Elizabeth (Dunn) Monroe
  • this must be on the family farm. It is in Navarro county
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (obit, death certificate and find-a-grave all have her buried in Monroe Farm/Family Cemetery) d/o Ira Alva/Alvah Monroe, Sr. and Willie Elizabeth (Dunn) Monroe buried in Hamilton Beamon cemetery


Roberta Ray Monroe
Nov. 7, 1923 - Jun. 8, 1927

In Memory of Little Rhea.

On June the 7th at 2 o’clock a. m. the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alvie Monroe and took from them their little girl, Roberta Rhea. They did everything that loving hands could do, but God saw fit to call her home to live with him. She was only with them a short time, being three and a half years old. She was a bright, sweet child and all loved her that knew her. Our sympathy goes out to her loved ones, but only God in his ever watchful care can heal their broken spirits. He has called her from a world of sorrow to live with Jesus for evermore.

To a land of fadeless beauty
She has reached a brighter shore,
Her little voice is silent;
Her little form is still,
A vacant chair is in that home,
That never can be filled.

The remains were laid to rest at 4 o’clock in the family cemetery with many beautiful flowers.

Written by one who loved her—Mrs. C. B. Hamel.



In Memory of Robert Ray.

On the morning of June 8th the Death Angel visited the home of I. A. Monroe and took from them their darling little Ray, the joy of their hearts. Little Ray was such a sweet child, to know her was to love her.

All was done that loving hearts and hands could do but all in vain. God said you are too pure and sweet for this earth; come up here and live with me.

She was laid to rest in the family cemetery at 4 o’clock beneath a beautiful mound of flowers. Rev. Gunter conducted the funeral services.

She leaves father and mother and five sisters and other relatives to mourn her loss. ‘Tis hard so hard to give her up and it seems we can not do without her. But why should we lament our fate since God has thought it best to take her soul to eternal rest? May God give her loved ones divine grace that they may submit to the will of Him who doeth all things well and may the heavenly Father temper their strength to bear it and may the soothing influence of time heal and soften their sorrow until it becomes a sweet, sad memory, lifting their thoughts from the toils and cares of this life and pointing them heavenward.



Sarah J. (Shepherd) Newell
Jan 2, 1860 - Mar 6, 1942


Mrs. Sarah J. Newell, aged 81 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. A. Moore in the Drane community early Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Navarro Baptist church Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in the Hopewell cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church here.

Surviving are the daughter, seven grandchildren, and a brother, Dock Sheppard, Arkansas.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home is directing arrangements.


Martin W. Newell
Jan 20, 1856 - July 6, 1937


Funeral services for N. M. [sic] Newell, aged 82 years, who died at Drane, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the Baptist church at Navarro with burial in the Hopewell cemetery. Rev. Bob Burleson conducted the rites.

A native of Little Rock, Ark., Mr. Newell came to Texas 42 years ago and had lived in Navarro county for the past 40 years.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. W. A. Moore, Drane, seven grandsons, fifteen great-grandchildren and three brothers, J. J. Newell, Snipa; J. M. Newell, Ladona, and Bud Newell, Texas City.

Pallbearers were Marshall Anderson, Bob Adams, Howard Draine, Ray Alderman, Arthur Rea and Clarence Phillips.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.


Eva Lupina (Harvard) Horn
Jan 28, 1896 - Jan 1, 1973

Mrs. Horn

HOPEWELL - Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hopewell Baptist Church in Hopewell for Mrs. Eva L. Horn, 76, of Old Ocean, Tex., who died Monday in Bay City. Rev. Charles Chance will officiate, and burial will be at Hopewell cemetery.

She was a native of Navarro County, had lived at Old Ocean for 21 years, and was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include her husband James Newton Horn of Old Ocean; a daughter, Mrs. Janie Mullenix of Sweeney; a son, James Elliott Horn of Sweeney; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Garland Harvard of Palmer.


James Newton Horn
Aug 28, 1888 - Apr 5, 1973

J. N. Horn

Funeral services will be in the Hopewell Baptist Church at Navarro, Saturday at 2 p.m. for J.N. (Newt) Horn of Old Ocean, a former resident of the Navarro Community. He died Thursday evening in Sweeny.

Burial will be in Hopewell cemetery, with Rev. Charles Chance officiating.

He lived in Old Ocean for more than 20 years, and was married to Mrs. Eva Howard, who preceded him in death on Jan. 1 of this year. For several years prior to his retirement, he operated a service station in Old Ocean. He was a member of the Sweeny Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Owen Mullinex of Sweeny; and three grandchildren, Mrs. Sam Erwin of Houston, Mrs. Brenda Horn of Houston, and Mrs. Terri Horn of Sweeny. His only son, J.E. Horn, preceded him in death in March of this year.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Horn, Rodney Harper, Joe Boyd, Bruce Harwell, Dan Horn, and Benny Horn.

Corley's will direct.


Vincent Hardman Bottoms
Oct 12, 1907 - Nov 20, 1970

Bottoms Rites Held Saturday

Vincent Bottoms, 63, farmer and resident of Navarro the past 42 years, died Friday at his home.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kelley grubbs officiating, assisted by the Rev. William Rowell. Burial was in the Hopewell cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Jennie of Navarro; two sons, M. R. (Bunk) Bottoms and Lynn Bottoms, both of Navarro; one daughter, Mrs. Jay HOdge, Tyler; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Marion Simpson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Bill Hall, Pasadena; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were H. B. Fouty, Reese Jones, Enos Hutson, Jack Breffie, Afton Smith, Chester Duke, Edgar Eliot and Clayton Smith.


Blanche (Johnston) Carter
Nov 21, 1884 - Dec 13, 1944


Mrs. Blanche Carter, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. S. S. Johnston, 618 West Second Avenue, early Wednesday, following an illness of several weeks. Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock, with burial in Oakwood cemetery beside her late husband who passed away in January of this year in Amarillo. Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will conduct the rites.

Mrs. Carter was born at Eureka and reared in Corsicana, but has resided in Stamford and Amarillo for the past many years. After becoming ill some months ago she was brought to the home of her mother in Corsicana.

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Blanche Carter; mother, Mrs. S. S. Johnston, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Sid Story and Mrs. Bird Willard, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Albert Johnston, Corsicana; Worth Johnston, Eureka, and Arthur Johnston, Los Angeles, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be A. B. Douglas, Boyce Martin, Lowry Martin, Sid Story, Allen Edens, Sr., T. R. Red, Allyn Gordon and Murphy Williams.


James Monroe Carter
Apr 6, 1882 - Jan 8, 1944


Funeral services were held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock for James M. Carter, resident of Amarillo, but former Corsicanan, who died of a heart attack at his home in Amarillo last Saturday afternoon. Rites were conducted by the Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Carter formerly resided in Corsicana and was connected with Armour and Company, lately going to Stamford with the same company. He later moved to Amarillo, where he has been in the wholesale brokerage business for the past several years.

Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Blanche Johnson of Corsicana and a daughter, Miss Blanche cArter, both of Amarillo; two brothers, H. A. Carter, Stamford, and John Carter, Jennings, La.; one sister, Mrs. Mattie McWorkman, Tulsa, Okla., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were S. P. Story, Boyce Martin, A. B. Douglas, J. C. West, Allyn Gordon, Dr. Leslie Kelton, Phil Kelton, David Kelton and Harry Blanding.


Rosa Beatrice (Powell) Shivers
Jan 31, 1909 - Dec 12, 1944


Mrs. Willie J. Shivers, 35, died at her home, 104 South Thirty-Fourth street, Tuesday night. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev. A. L. Meador conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband; four sons, Edward, Dan, Tommie and Homer Shivers, Corsicana; daughter, Willie B. Shivers, Corsicana; a brother, Talmadge Powell, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Alton Burnett, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. D. Ainsworth, Harvey Boone, Lucian Sparkman, Alen Burnett, Bealon Ware and Samuel Miller.


Josephine (Davis) Dacus
July 22, 1905 - Oct 14, 1970

Dacus Service Held Today

Funeral services were held today at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel for Mrs. Josephine Dacus, 65, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Dacus, a native of Navarro County, was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. The pastor, the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, officiated, and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Dacus of Corsicana; a brother, Ellis K. Davis of Waxahachie; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Belle Wright of Nevada and Mrs. Cassie Beasley of Waxahachie; two nieces; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Dorothy Dean of Colorado City.


Willie O. (Dunagan) Dapper-Wilson
Jan 20, 1898 - Oct 14, 1970

Mrs. Wilson Rites Sunday

Mrs. Willie O. Wilson, 82, native of Emmett, Navarro county, and resident of Dallas the past 24 years, died Wednesday in a Dallas hospital.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitts officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery with grandsons as pallbearers.

She is survived by her husband, P. E. Wilson of the family home, 3708 Odessa Street, Dallas; two sons, Billy Draper, Dallas, and Jack T. Draper, Haward, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Maymie Ruth Wilson, Farmington, N.M., and Mrs. Delores Singleton, Dallas; four brothers, Harold Dunagan, Corsicana; Calvin Dunagan, Emmett; Cecil Dunagan, Garland, and Leon Dunagan, Elmontic, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Athalee Holcomb, Corsicana, and Mrs. Maymie Kilgore, Odessa; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.


Shelby A Whitfield
Apr 13, 1935 - Feb 5, 2013

Manchester - Shelby Whitfield passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Care One in Jackson. He was 77.

Born in Frost Texas, he lived in Washington, DC and Marlboro, NJ before moving to Manchester 13 years ago.

Prior to retiring in 1997, he was a Radio Announcer for WABC Radio in NY.

Mr. Whitfield was a United States Army Veteran

Shelby Whitfield was born on April 13, 1935 in Frost, Texas. He graduated from Hereford High School in 1952 and continued his studies at University of Texas, Austin. He had a life long interest in sports and broadcasting. In 1955, Whitfield joined the U.S. Army and after basic training in Fort Collins, CO and Radio School in New York, went on to become Sports Director of the Armed Forces Network (AFN) Radio Europe. In 1968, his career in broadcasting continued when he moved to Washington, DC to accept a position to broadcast baseball games for the Washington Senators who were coached at the time by Ted Williams. In 1973, Whitfield wrote a book about his exploits with the Senators called Kiss it Goodbye. In 1981, Whitfield moved to New Jersey to became Sports Director and Executive Producer of ABC Sports Radio in New York. While working in this capacity, Whitfield authored his second book, co-written with Howard Cosell, entitled What's Wrong With Sports? Whitfield also won three Excellence in Sports Performance (ESPY) awards for his superior radio coverage of the Triple Crown in Thoroughbred Racing.

Surviving is his wife of 54 years Lora Napierski Whitfield. A son Drew Whitfield of Plainfield. 3 daughters: Shauna Lawrence of Maryland, Tina Cerullo and her husband Tony of Alabama and Sharon Knauf and her husband Robert of Jackson. Also by 5 Grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 6 - 8 pm at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home 3010 Ridgeway Road, Manchester. For further information or to send an on-line condolence, please visit:

A funeral service will be held on Monday 11 am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ.


  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • Not included in Shelby Whitfield's obituary, he was the morning sports guy on Johnny Holliday's 6-10am show on WWDC, as well as the play by play guy with Tony Roberts and Ron Menchine during the last few years of the Washington Senators here in the late 60's and early 70's.Shelby also did one of the first Sports Talk shows on Washington radio Saturday evenings from Franny O'Brian's restaurant. He also was sports director of ABC Radio Sports for more than 20 years with well know voices like Dan Lovett, Fred Manfra and Johnny Holliday as his anchors on the ABC networks. He was a terrific broadcaster and one of the nicest people in a very tough business (2/6/13)

Tony L. Guerrero
Mar 30, 1925 - Feb 15, 2013

Tony L. Guerrero

Tony L. Guerrero, 87, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013 in Ennis, Texas.

Tony was born in Frost, Texas on March 30, 1925 to Lupe and Belen (Castillo) Guerrero. He grew up in the Byrd-Rankin area and attended Central High Schools. On March 30, 1948 he married Amelia Mendez and they made their home in Byrd-Rankin before moving to Ennis in 1957.

He worked for Armstrong Farms, Leggett and Platt and for Ennis Automotive for twenty-seven years. He was a member of the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church of Ennis. He loved to raise roosters and work on cars.

He is survived by his wife, Amelia Guerrero; six sons: Tony Guerrero Jr. and his wife, Martha of Ennis, Raul Guerrero of Ennis, Arthur Guerrero and his wife, Eva Mae of Dallas, Roy Guerrero and his wife, Stephone of Corsicana, Jessie Guerrero of Ennis and Desiderio Guerrero of Ennis; four daughters: Elisa Zapata of Ennis, Mary and her husband Joe Zambrano of Ennis, Belen Ozuna of Austin and Rita and her husband, Bobby Reese of Ennis; twenty-eight grandchildren: forty great-grandchildren: thirty great-great-grandchildren and one sister, Julia Bega of California.

He is preceded in death by her parents, one son, Raymond Guerrero and one sister, Trina Lopez.

Visitation will be on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis with Rosary at 7 p.m. A Celebration of his life will take place on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.


Raymond Truitt Brinson
July 3, 1920 - Nov 2010

Brinson, Raymond Truitt Born in Frost, Texas on July 3,1920 to Phillip and Geneva Brinson. Preceded in death by his wife of fifty years, Dorothy Jeane Swindell Brinson, his eldest son Reverend Ray Brinson Jr. Brothers: Vernon, Phillip, and Carlton. Sisters: Orelle, Adelle, and Audrey. Survived by best friend Alice Maxwell, brother Roy, daughter Cynthia (Cy) Brinson, son David Brinson and wife Mary Brinson, and Ray's widow, Carol Marie Brinson. Grandchildren: Stephany, Clea, Renee, and Andrew. Great grandchildren: Lucy, Jake, Zoe, Sophia, and many wonderful nieces and nephews, in-laws, and friends. Truitt was raised in Frost, Texas, then attended North Texas University. He worked at Fairbanks Morse and Company for 23 successful years. He married on November 14, 1942. Truitt joined the Navy in November 1943. He made Dallas his home for his family and became a life underwriter for Mutual of New York where he made the Million Dollar Roundtable every year thereafter. In 1986 he was chosen as "MONY'S Man of the Year." Truitt was an usher and greeter at Oak Lawn until the age of 89. His energy, creativity, love, and light will be missed by all. Memorial Service Monday November 8, 2010 2:00 p.m. at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church, 3014 Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219. Visitation Sunday, November 7, 2010 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Restland Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given in Truitt's memory to Oak Lawn United Methodist Church, so his work may continue.


Mildred Virginia Harrington Lowry
Feb 13, 1928 - Oct 17, 2009

Mildred Virginia Harrington Lowry, 81 passed away on Oct. 17, 2009. She was born in Frost, Texas to John and Velma (Southard) Harrington on Feb. 13, 1928. She graduated from Avalon High School where she was a star basketball player and married B.V. Lowry March 28, 1947 in Hillsboro, Texas. Mildred worked with Ella Bennett Beauty Shop (Aunt Sis)and later she became owner of Lowry Beauty Shop- working from 1963 to 2007. She loved fixing the hair of all her customers (friends) for many years. She was voted "Friendlest Employee of the Month" by Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of the Ellis County Art Association and was very talented in oil and china painting. She enjoyed traveling on Citizen National Bank trips with Aunt Ethel and their friends and was a big Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboy fan. She was a member ot the Maypearl Methodist Church. Mrs. Lowry was preceded in death by her parents; her husband B.V. Lowry; an infant son, Sammy Joe Lowry; a very special son-in-law, Mike Adkins; her sister Diane Watson; and her brothers Bobby Joe Harrington and Billy Guthrie.


Glenn Bratcher
Born in Frost, Texas on Aug. 10, 1947
Departed on May 11, 2005 and resided in Malone, TX.

Visitation: Friday May 13, 2005
Service: Saturday May 14, 2005
Cemetery: Walling Cemetery

Glenn Bratcher, 57, of Malone, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2005.

Glenn was born August 10, 1947 in Frost, Texas the son of Jimmy Mack and Opal Charlene (Henthorn) Bratcher.

Glenn was raised in Irene and lived in Malone most of his life.

On June 24, 1967 he married Connie Piel at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Malone.

Since 1968, he was a quality control engineer for Vought Aircraft Industries.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Bratcher of Malone; daughter, Kim Buth and husband, Brian, of McGregor; son, Brady Bratcher of Malone; brother, Jim Bratcher and wife, Dovie, of Frost; granddaughter, Kassidy Buth; and several nieces and nephews.
Marshall and Marshall


  • Burial: Walling Cemetery, Malone, Hill County, Texas, USA

Alice "Cathy" Brown
abt 1919 - Apr 16, 2004

Alice "Cathy" Brown, age 85, departed this life April 16, 2004. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 19, at Rest- haven's Abbey Chapel with the Rev. Andy Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park [Lubbock, TX].

She was born in Frost, Texas, to Sam and Beulah Pevehouse. Cathy was an all-state basketball player, avid bowler, and fisherman. Her artistic abilities included quilting and numerous crafts.

Survivors include her husband, Henry; one son, Tom and wife Vicki of Houston; one sister, Jo of Phoenix; one brother, Charles; daughter-in-law, Beth; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald Scott and Henry Don; three brothers, Bud, Pete, and Bill Pevehouse; and one sister, Lucille. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Hospice of Lubbock, 1102 Slide Rd., Lubbock, TX 79416. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Resthaven.


Mildred Juanita (Clonts) Mandrona
Jan 31, 1919 - Sep 30, 2011

Mildred Juanita Mandrona - passed away softly on September 30, 2011. Born in Frost, Texas to Norma and Whitney Clonts on January 31, 1919. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Mandrona, of 22 years and also by her sister, LaVerne Blauvelt. She is survived by niece, Mary Kiefer and husband Michael; nephew Ashley Blauvelt and wife Shirley. She enjoyed family, traveling, playing bridge, her girlfriends, bible study, book reviews and her church. Mildred was a member of the Town North Women's Club and the Dallas Newcomers Bridge Club. She retired from Sears as a bookkeeper after 27 years of service. She was a long time resident of Dallas and a long time member of Highland Park United Methodist Church and member of the AYA Sunday School Class for over 50 years. After retirement from Sears, she volunteered for over 10 years with Contact Telephone Counseling. She loved helping people and was always available for prayer support or anything anyone needed. She volunteered for many years for the Prayer Tower for HPUMC. She was a beloved Aunt and Friend. She lived her life well and was well loved. Thank you to the staff of Signature Point on the Lake for their loving and compassionate care during her last two years. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HPUMC, for the Prayer Tower, 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75205. Funeral Services will be held at Restland's Wildwood Chapel on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 3:00pm.


Ruth Marie Weir
1899 - Apr 24, 1984
Found 10 Records, 10 Photos and 365,061 Family Trees

Born in Frost, Texas, USA on 1899 to Thomas J Wier and Anna R Thompson. Ruth Marie married Samuel Ellis Grimes and had 2 children. She passed away on 24 Apr 1984 in Hillcrest Mausoleum Dallas, Texas, USA.


Marguerite (Howard) Berry
Dec 2, 1906 - Sep 7, 1993

Marguerite H. Berry, 87, of Corsicana, died Sept. 7, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

She was born Dec. 2, 1906 in Devine, the daughter of Samuel and Leonard Howard. She graduated from Devine High School in Devine, received her bachelor of arts degree from Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton and received her master's degree from East Texas State University in Commerce. She taught school for 50 years teaching in Spring Hill, Dawson, Navarro Mills, Corbet and Fannin Elementary School in Corsicana. She taught first grade at Fannin for 40 years. She married Jim S. Berry of Dawson in 1927, and was a member of the First Baptist Church where she had been a Sunday school teacher for many years.

She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Retired Teachers Association of Navarro County. Before her lengthy illness, she was an active member of the Eastern Star, Kinsloe House and the American Business Women's Auxillary. In 1990, she moved to the Baptist Memorial Retirement Center in San Angelo and returned to Corsicana in 1992.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim S. Berry, in 1963

Survivors include, two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Donald Palmeri of Corsicana and Peggy and Wesley Jordan of San Angelo; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Bates "Dodie" Savage of Hubbard and Mrs. Alie Howard of Yancy; three grandchildren, Tracy Jordan Clarke of San Angelo, Dr. Berry Jordan of Athens and Georgia Kelly Jordan of Arlington; two great-grandchildren, Jack and Terry Clarke of San Angelo; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Will Hashop, N.M. Rhea, Orville Locklar, Bill Honea, Bill Dennehy and Bill Davis.


Roy Lanier Nesmith
Aug 7, 1904 - Sep 14, 1993

Roy L. Nesmith, 89, of Dawson, died Sept. 14, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Kent Seuser and the Rev. David Bugg officiating.
Burial will be in Dawson cemetery.

He was born Aug. 7, 1904, in the Spring Hill Community in Navarro County. He was a life-long resident of the Dawson area and was a farmer and rancher. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dawson.

Survivors include his wife, Blanche Nesmith of Dawson; one son and daughter-in-law, Bobby R. and Robbye Nesmith of Dawson; two brothers, Aldon Nesmith and William O. "Punk" Nesmith, both of Dawson; three sisters, Evelyn Gunn of Pleasant Grove, Gladys Watson of Robinson and Faye Webb of Dawson; two grandsons; and three great-grandsons.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Toby Nesmith, Dan Nesmith, Don Nesmith, Drew Howard, Ivan Webb, Odis Lawrence, Ronnie Lawrence, Gary Lawrence, Joe Donald Lawrence and Jack Hale.

Honorary pallbearers will be all other nephews.


George Bates Darden
Mar 11, 1896 - Sep 24, 1993

George Bates Darden, 97, of Dawson died Sept. 24, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dawson First Baptist Church with the Rev. David Bugg officiating. Burial will follow in the Dawson cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He was born March 11, 1896, in Purdon to William Thomas and Mary Belle Taylor Darden. He lived all of his life near Purdon and Dawson and had been a resident of Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana since 1990.

He married Sarah Mahalie Fraley on Dec. 17, 1919, in Knox City. He was a veteran of World War I.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 68 years who died in 1987, and by two grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Dan Darden and George M. Darden of Corsicana; one daughter, Billie Branch of Irving; seven grandchldren, eight great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Clark Putman, Y.M. Putman, Don Raley, Don NeSmith, Dan Griffin and Johnny Lake.


Hattie Allene Chapman
Jul 7, 1908 - Oct 22, 1993

Allene Chapman, 85, of Corsicana, died Oct. 22, 1993, in Dallas.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Dawson with Bruce Carpenter and Kent Seuser officiating. Burial will be in Dawson. Services are under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Alene Marie Smith and Elsie Mae and Gilbert Jackson, all of Dallas; five grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren.


Letitia Audrey (Birchfield) Corbett
Jun 26, 1905 - Nov 12, 1993

Mrs. Letitia Audrey Corbett, 88, of Helotes, died Nov. 12, 1993, at the Leon Valley Nursing Home.

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Saturday in Dawson cemetery. The Rev.
David Bugg will officiate. Wade Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born June 26, 1905, in Moody, Texas. She had lived in Helotes and San Antonio of the past 30 years. She was assistant manager at the W.T. Grants department store in San Antonio. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, O.L. and Mary Birchfield.

She is survived by a niece, Mrs. Louise Russell of Waco; and a nephew, David Allard of Texarkana, Texas.


Wylie Lee "Cotton" Cottongame
Sep 4, 1937 - Dec 3, 1993

Wylie (Cotton) Cottongame, 56, of Barry, died Dec. 3, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with the Rev. Jerry Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Dawson.

Survivors include his wife, Loretta Cottongame of Barry; three sons and daughters-in-law, George and Pat Coppock, Kenneth and Marsha Coppock and Weldon (Bubba) and Lisa Cottongame, all of Corsicana; three daughters and sons-in-law, Shane and James Davis of Corsicana, Shanna and Randy York and Sally Cottongame, all of Silver City; one brother and sister-in-law, Wilmer and Jo Dell Cottongame of Dawson; one sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Hubert Hoffman of Corsicana; and eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jack Bridger, Jerry Bamburg, K.P. Thomas, Ricky Thomas, J.C. Kelly, Kenneth Brooks, Benny Clemmons and Danny Hall.


James Edwin Davis
May 30, 1919 - Dec 4, 1993

James Edwin Davis, 74, of Milford, Texas, died Dec. 4, 1993, at Baylor Hospital in Waxahachie.

Graveside services were 10 a.m. Monday in Dawson cemetery, with the Rev.
Kent Seuser officiating. Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard was in charge of arrangements.

He was born May 30, 1919, in Dawson. He lived in Dawson most of his life, and the last 12 years in Milford. He was a farmer and from a Dawson pioneer family who owned several cotton gins in western Navarro County. He was a Mason and a member of the First Methodist Church of Dawson.

Survivors include two sons, James Edwin Davis Jr. of Waxahachie, and Richard Sam Davis of Italy, Texas; one sister, Mildred Davis of Dawson; and four grandchildren.


Allene Marie (Chapman) Smith
Mar 17, 1927 - Dec 6, 1993

Allene Marie Smith, 66, of Dallas, died Dec. 6, 1993 in the Brentwood Place Nursing Home.

Serviceswill be 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with Bill Honea and Bill Reed officiating. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

She was a member of the veterans of Foreign Wars No. 1837 Ladies Auxiliary in Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Allene Chapman.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Burvin Terry and Charlotte Smith of Corsicana; one daughter and son-in-law,k Carla and Roger Manuel of Mesquite; one sister and brother-in-law Elsie and Gilbert Jackson of Dallas; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


Fanell (Smith) Dunagan
Aug 21, 1920 - Mar 15, 2013

Fanell lived a life of faith, strength, and service.

Fanell Smith was born Aug. 21, 1920, at McCord, a farming community south of Frost, to John Grover and Bertha Mae Bell Smith. She was the eldest of three daughters, followed by Joyce Marie and Sara Helen (Tommie). After World War II was over, she met the love of her life, Lucius Victor (L.V.) Dunagan in Frost. They were married in 1948, and had two children, John Victor Dunagan and Cheryl Marie Dunagan Pratt. L.V. passed away of cancer in 1956. She never remarried. She worked as a seamstress and manager in the clothes manufacturing business until retirement. The only thing she loved more than her family was the Lord whom she served faithfully until her final breath before joining him on Friday, March 15, 2013, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lucius Victor; her two sisters and brother-in-laws, Joyce and the Rev. Frank Williams, and Sarah Helen (Tommie) and Sam Moore; and nephew Joey Smith Moore.

Survivors include her son, John Dunagan of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Mark Pratt of Cryer Creek; grandsons, Joseph Pratt of Cryer Creek, Matthew Pratt of Dallas, and Gabriel Pratt of Lubbock; nephews and wives, Jim and Mandy Moore of Little Rock, Ark., Jerry and Janet Moore of Williamsburg, Va., and Russell and Judi Williams of Waxahachie; and many more great nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at Frost Baptist Church in Frost. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village for their loving care they provided her during these last 6 years. She was so appreciative of everyone who took care of her.
She is in a better place now. Heaven is even better because she is there, and this world is a better place because she was here.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Linda Louise (Maxwell) Lee
Oct 19, 1937 - Mar 18, 2013

Linda Louise Lee, 75, of Corsicana went to be with the Lord Monday, March 18, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Coryell County, Texas to Milton and Aletha Maxwell Oct. 19, 1937. She attended Gatesville High School where she was a star basketball player and was referred to as “Lightning Linda.”

Linda met David Lee at Bealls Department Store in Jacksonville where they were both employed. They married on May 23, 1958 and were married for 55 years.

Linda loved to cook big family meals especially during the holidays. She took pride in knowing that everyone looked forward to her delicious home cooking.

Her other hobbies included working in her yard, quilting, playing cards and dominoes with friends and family, and garage/estate sales. She also looked forward to attending sporting events to cheer on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Linda was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her parents Milton Maxwell and Aletha
(Maxwell) Paul and her brother Rufus Milton Maxwell.

Linda is survived by her husband, David Lee; sons, James “Boo” Lee and wife Holly, and John Lee and wife Stacy, all of Dallas; daughter, Debbra and husband Edgar Anderson of Corsicana; her beloved grandchildren, JD, Jessica, Benjamin, Daniel, Melinda, Marc, Misty, and Janis as well as nine great-children; sister and best friend, Patricia Bell and husband David of Corsicana; long time dearest friend Wanda Meredith of Athens; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Corbin Roberts, John Ingham, Tyrus Sanders, Lee Lewis, Scott Watkins, Kameron Smith, and John Albritton.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills Cemetery.

The family would like to express thanks to the ICU staff at Navarro Regional Hospital for their excellent care during her brief stay.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Lee Ora (Rumbelowe) Stone
Apr 11, 1936 - Mar 19, 2013

After a very lengthy illness, Lee Stone was called home Monday, March 19, 2013 to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Lee Ora Rumbelowe Stone was born April 11, 1936 to Price and Addlee Gordon Rumbelowe of Corsicana.

Lee attended school as a small child in Corsicana and then High School in Grand Saline where she graduated in 1955. Lee attended St. Lukes Methodist Church in Grand Saline with her parents.

Lee Rumbelowe and Bob Stone began their life together Aug. 7, 1962 in Houston and made their home in Sugarland for 16 years. Lee and Bob returned to Corsicana in 1978 where Lee worked at the Navarro Memorial Hospital and Corsicana I.S.D. where she retired in 2002.

Lee was preceded in death by her sister, Amy Davis; and their parents Addlee and Price Rumbelowe.

Lee is survived by her husband of 50 years, Bob Stone; niece, Fancy Furr and husband, Johnny Furr, of Canton; nephew, Casey Davis of Kansas, great nephew, Justin Ivie and wife, Dorshan and their son, Price Ivie of Cedar Creek; Aunt and Uncle, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Cook of Temple; a number of beloved cousins and friends; special friends Sam Zamorra and wife, Augusta, Billie Jo Thompson; Dale and Dixie Crow of Houston and Mike, Debbie and Dustie Redden of Corsicana.

Lee enjoyed God's natural landscape: the outdoors and its inhabitants.
Over the years Lee had pet skunks, squirrels, birds, stray cats, countless dogs and horses. Most likely the happiest day of her life was when her parents bought her a horse; Lee's very first horse at the age of 3 was a pony called Dusty. Since that time, one could surmise that Lee had a special love and talent for horses. Lee successfully competed in western pleasure on her beautiful palomino mare, Babe. Lee rode her current mare, Snow, a black and white tobiano paint mare until 2008 when she began to experience health issues that limited her ability to get on a horse. Lee had a special love for sports cars, gold and diamonds Ole blonde country girl at heart with a touch of class and independence ... just enough to keep things interesting. Lee preferred reading books over watching television, not just any book though, it had to be animal related and would gladly pass her knowledge along to others when asked and sometimes when it was needed but not asked for. Lee enjoyed music by Patsy Cline but more than anything, she enjoyed the sounds made by God's creatures while outside tending to her plants and animals.

Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21,
2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tim Easley officiating.

Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pall bearers will be Ernest Rumbelow, David Rumbelow, Casey David, Teddy Garcia, Sam Zamorra, Mike Redden, and Skip Tullos and honorary pallbearer will be Dicky Dillard.


Delmer Allen Cates
Jun 28, 1934 - Mar 20, 2013

Delmer A. Cates, age 78, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at his residence in Corsicana. He was born June 28, 1934 in Corsicana to parents, Ed Delmar and Willie Cates.

He was a veteran having served his country in the Unites States Army. He was a truck driver, and retired after many years of traveling the highways.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Martha Cates; parents, Ed Delmar and Willie Cates; sister, Billie Wren; twin brother, Darrell Cates, brother, Charles Cates, and son-in-law, David “Moon Dawg” Douglas.

He is survived by his daughters, Mona Grace and husband Kenny of Corsicana and Lois Douglas of Corsicana; grandsons, Ronny Folmar of Corsicana, Michael Rogers of Corsicana, and James Cates and friend Michelle Davis of Corsicana; granddaughter, Monica Perez and husband Jeremy of Mildred; 18 grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Justin Bancroft, Eldon St. Ledger, Daniel Wren, Wayne Biggs, Jackie Grace, and Eric Hancock. Honorary Pallbearer is Ray Phillips.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to his grandson, James Cates and his friend Michelle Davis and his niece, Patricia Smith for their loving care during his illness.


Hazel Louise (Baker) Emig-Garrett
Dec 14, 1928 - Mar 19, 2013

Hazel L. Emig – Garrett was born Dec. 14, 1928 in Corsicana to Joseph L. and Pearl O. Baker. She went to be with her Lord Tuesday, March 19, 2013 in Mesquite.

Hazel retired from Southwestern Bell after 31years as a telephone operator. She loved her animals Coco, Holly, and Smokey, watching her husband drag race, she had beautiful hand writing which made her an excellent pen pal, and loved going out dancing at the honkey tonks when she was younger. Hazel was an Eastern Star and enjoyed adopting children at the Masonic Home at Christmas so they would have presents.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Howard Emig, Jr., and a sister, Joan Baker Coffey.

She leaves behind her husband Jack Garrett, nephew Jim Coffey and wife Annessia, great-niece Tiffany Fish and husband Matthew, great-nephew James Coffey, III, and many friends by whom she will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Hazel’s name to the Macedonia Baptist Church of Mesquite.

Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013 at González Funeral Home, 1111 Military Parkway Dallas, TX 75149.

Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Mesquite with burial at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana.

Arrangements by González Funeral Home & Crematory- Mesquite.


Francis Roena Cowden
Nov 30, 1916 - Mar 20, 2013

Francis Roena Cowden was born Nov. 30, 1916 in Corsicana, the second of three daughters to Grover Cleveland Cowden and Queenie Mai Bell Cowden.
She passed away at the age of 96 on March 20, 2013 at the Holly Hall Health Care Center in Houston.

Frances graduated from Corsicana High School and then from Texas Women’s University in 1938 with a Major in Art Education and Minor in English. She taught school for six years in the Texas towns of Yancy, Cameron and Beaumont. She worked towards a Masters Degree at the University Colorado Boulder and the University of Texas. In 1944 she was hired by Schlumberger and remained with Schlumberger in Houston for nearly 38 years, using her talent in art, until retiring in 1981 as a senior graphics technician. Frances traveled extensively worldwide visiting every continent except Australia and Antarctica. She was an avid photographer and enjoyed giving travelogues of the places she visited.
She was an active member of First United Methodist Church, Keystone Sunday School Class, Quillian Sunday School Class, and United Methodist Women, Reading Circle. She enjoyed working with her church in preparing meals for the hungry and homeless. She also belonged to the Photographic Society of America, Desk and Derrick Club of Houston, and College Women’s Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Elizabeth Adair and Melba Foster.

She leaves, to mourn her passing, cousins and many nieces and nephews as well as many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery on FM 2555, just outside of Corsicana, with Rev. Leslie Byrd officiating.

Donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 1320 Main, Houston, TX 77002 or Holly Hall Retirement Community, 2000 Holly Hall Street, Houston, TX 77054.


Myrtle Louise "Weeza" (Pope) Harrison
Feb 22, 1931 - Mar 24, 2013

Mrs. Louise “Weeza” Pope Harrison, age 81, of Corsicana was born Feb.
22, 1931, in Tyler to parents Myrtle Dillard and Venoy Pope. She left this world on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana to join our Heavenly Father surrounded by her loving family.

She retired from Corsicana I.S.D. where she worked as a teacher’s aide for 35 years. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and the Altar Society. Her hobbies included oil painting, gardening, cooking, sewing, and crossword puzzles. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

She was preceded in death by her husband, D.E. (Elvin) Harrison.

Survivors include her children, Mark Harrison and wife Kathy of Corsicana; Mylea Miller and husband Kim of Corsicana, and Michelle Warren of Corsicana; grandchildren, Stephen Harrison and wife Tiffany of Corsicana, Jade Faggett of Corsicana, Suzanne Manos and husband Slade of Dallas, Jillian Whistler of Corsicana, Stuart Harrison and wife Shelly of Bedford, Hailey Barnes of Corsicana, Hannah Barnes and fiancé Michael Brown of Corsicana, Dylan Warren of Corsicana, Cole Miller of Corsicana, and 14 great-grandchildren; and brother, Chesley (Buddy) Pope of Beaumont.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.

A rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel at Corley Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Jason Cargo officiating. Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Harrison, Stuart Harrison, Dylan Warren, Cole Miller, Michael Brown, and Slade Manos.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Richard Arlen St. Clair
Jun 2, 1935 - Mar 24, 2013

Richard Arlen St. Clair, 77, was called home by his heavenly father on Sunday, March 24, 2013 after courageously fighting a lengthy illness. He was lovingly surrounded by his family at the time of his death.

He was born June 2, 1935 to Cecil Thomas St. Clair and Helen Ruth Christie St. Clair in Rankin, Texas.

He was a charter member of Westside Baptist Church and he loved the Lord deeply along with his family and friends. He invested years of service to the car business and passionately worked hard. He loved to play golf with his golf buddies and spent many hours at the coffee shop with his coffee drinking buddies. He also loved music and spent many hours playing on his guitars and piano along with playing with friends. He taught himself to play music and enjoyed showing his friends and family how passionate he was about music. He shocked his kids by taking on his love for music. He was a wonderful father and he would do anything to make sure they were taken care of and loved. He was a man of full character and loved to laugh and make others laugh. He told many old stories and loved to relive out his memories. He was a witty man and loved his jokes. Also, he loved his cowboy hat, boots, and starched shirts. He spent many years pipelining with his step-father and visited many states. He operated heavy pipeline machinery.

He is survived by his mother, Helen Ruth Graves of Corsicana; his sons Richard Shea St. Clair and wife, Susan of Ennis, Lance St. Clair and wife, Tara of Corsicana; his daughters; Kim Thomas of Corsicana, Christie Petty and husband, Danny of Athens, Nancy Currie of Plano, and Danielle St. Clair of Edmond, Okla. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Natalie Lambert of Conroe, Elizabeth Farmer, Luke Farmer, and Cody Thomas, all of Corsicana, Jourdan Lathem of Athens, Hayden Hargrave of Slaton, Grayson McCreary, Gretchen McCreary and Annie Watts of Corsicana, Claire Currie of Plano and Gage and Gavin St. Clair of Corsicana. Arlen is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren and many cousins and dear friends.

He leaves behind his beloved dog Bo Jangles. There are not many lives that Arlen did not touch and he will be missed by all. He is gone but never forgotten.

Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 27,
2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Westside Baptist Church with the Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. officiating.

Pallbearers will be Larry Christie, Danny Petty, Hayden Hargrave, Grayson McCreary, Mark Withrow, John Wallace, Brian Collier, Mark Barnes, Thomas Lathem and Doyle McGahan. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy D. Coker, Mike Hall, Doug Jones, Jimmie Young, Bobby Owen and Billy Bob Collier. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Osiel Rangel Canales
Mar 20, 2013

Osiel Rangel Canales, 27, of Indianapolis, Ind., passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Rosary was 6 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Service was 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery.


MacArthur English
May 11, 1942 - Mar 17, 2013

MacArthur English, 70, was born May 11, 1942 in Corsicana to the parentage of Mr. Bonner and Ester English. He departed this life on Sunday, March 17, 2013, after a lengthy illness at the Veterans Affairs Hospice in Lancaster.

He attended G.W. Jackson and went on to enlist in the U.S. Army. After being honorably discharged in 1963, he went on to work for Chattanooga Glass and Oil City until retiring. MacArthur professed his faith in Christ and joined Second Mission Baptist church at an early age. He later met and married the love of his life, Lucille Yeldell and to this union four children were born.

He was preceded in death by his wife Lucille English, his parents Bonner and Ester English, siblings Bonner Jr., Willie Dave, L.J. English, and Ester Mae English.

Leaving to cherish his memories are; two sons, Clarence Robinson and Douglas English of Corsicana; five daughters April (Mike) Mwamba of Cedar Hill, Tomaco (Anthony) McAdams of Kerens, Regina (Cedric) Williams of Corsicana, Ketrene Zollocoffer of Beaumont and Kristen English of Arlington. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, five brothers; R.L. (Katherine) English, Vernell English all of Fort Worth, C.J. (Lottie) English of Dallas, David (Clovia) English of Corinth, and Willie Joe (Monica) English of Corsicana; two sisters; Jimmie Mae Brown of Garland, and Linda English of Fort Worth; also two aunts, Bertha English of Fairfield, and Roberta Carrington of Minneapolis, Minn., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Second Mission Baptist Church with Pastor Larry L. Polk, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Jimmy Dean Watson Jr.
Dec 31, 1956 - Apr 7, 2013

Jimmy Dean Watson Jr., 56, of Waco, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013 in Waco. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating. Interment
will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. Arrangements under the
direction of Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Submitted by Karen Rost

Jimmy Dean Watson Jr., 56, of Waco, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013 in Waco. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, April 11 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with interment to follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Jimmy was born December 31, 1956 in Waco to Jimmie Dean and Geraldine
(Smith) Watson. He lived most of his life in the Waco area but had also resided in Hubbard, Penelope and Chalk Bluff during his lifetime. Jimmy was a graduate of LaVega High School and worked at several businesses in the Waco area including the City of Waco, City of McGregor and most recently for B & S Port-A-Jons.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1992 and a brother, Tommy Glenn Watson in 1964.

Survivors include his mother, Geraldine Watson of Waco; daughter, Tiffany Watson of McGregor; brother, John Watson of Waco; sister, Janis Lawhon of Bosqueville; step-daughter, Shanna Singletary of Waco; three grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends.

Pallbearers will be John Watson Sr., John Watson Jr., Cody Jones and Bradley Gray.


Charles Leslie Calame
Dec 13, 1938 - Apr 9, 2013

Charles Leslie Calame, 74, of Wortham passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at his home. Mr. Calame was born Dec. 13, 1938 in Fairfield to Charles Edward Calame and Edith Louella McAdams Calame. He married the love of his life, Dorothy Keathley, in Wortham on July 31, 1959.

Charles was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Wortham, serving actively as a deacon and member of the Anglers Sunday School class. He truly lived out Romans 1:16; “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth”, and proclaimed it to anyone he met.

He was a lifelong resident of Wortham, graduating from Wortham High School in 1957. Charles worked for Chattanooga Glass Company, and was then employed by Getty-Texaco until he retired in 1999. During the years 1957-1965, Charles served his country in the Army National Guard.

Charles was an avid fisherman, hunter, “42” player and gardener, sharing his bountiful produce with family, friends and neighbors. He was a loving, devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and a dear, helping friend to all. He especially loved the little children and spent many happy hours with all who came his way.

He was preceded in death by his parents and also his daughter, Lanette in 1982.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; daughters, Pam Calame of Wortham and Judy Chilcoat and husband, Mark of Georgetown; his granddaughters, Annie Dean and husband, Dustin of College Station, Madison Van Der Kroon of Wortham; grandson, Blake Chilcoat of College Station; and great-granddaughter, “Charli” Claire Dean, his namesake, who will arrive in July. He is also survived by three brothers, Jerry and wife Jenny Calame, Jesse Calame and Tony Calame, all of Wortham; three sisters, Glenda Neese of Wortham, Elizabeth Lucas and husband, Thomas of Corsicana and Nelda Mullenax of Kirvin; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church family and good friends.

Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church in Wortham from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013.

Funeral Services for Charles will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 12,
2013 at the First Baptist Church in Wortham, with Bro. Justin Colquette and James Herrington officiating. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Mack Butler, Benny Murray, Larry Jones, Jon R. Jones, Dwayne Calame, Pat Gormon, Brad McReynolds and Gene Mackey.
Honorary pallbearers are the Deacons of the First Baptist Church of Wortham.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Lanette Calame Scholarship Fund or the Building Fund, both at First Baptist Church of Wortham.

Porter Funeral Home, Mexia is in charge of arrangements.


Donald Ray Lawrence
Mar 2, 1955 - Apr 3, 2013

Donald Ray Lawrence, 58, of Kerens passed away at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston.

Don was born in Kerens on March 2, 1955 to Dorothy Lawrence and the late Lonnie Lawrence Sr.

He graduated from Kerens High School in 1973 and went on to earn a degree from Navarro College in 2011. He enjoyed working on cars, trucks, fishing, gardening and the Rotaract Club of Navarro College. On April 27, 1974 Don married Dian Miller in Corsicana. He was a member of Mt. B.
Zion Baptist Church in Kerens. He was a husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Dian Lawrence; daugthers Dorothy Urice Lawrence, LaDonna Davis, Lakisha Steward, and Ceseley Lawrence; sons Derrick Demonde Lawrence, Christopher Donald Lawrence and Cameron Lawrence; grandchildren Jazmine Dian Thomas, London Dee Lawrence, Cydra Stewart, and Dequallion Steward; and mother, Dorothy Lawrence of Powell. He is also survived by a host of family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013 at Mount B. Zion Baptist Church, Highway 309, Goodlow.

Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., also at Mt. B. Zion, with Pastor Nathan Carter Sr. officiating. A reception will take place following the funeral.

Burial service will be in Houston.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McCoy and Harrison Funeral Home, Inc., Houston.


Mary E. Ettna (Cox) Richards
Oct 17, 1929 - Apr 8, 2013

Mrs. Mary E. Richards, 83, of Corsicana went to be with the Lord Monday, April 8, 2013 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. She was born Oct. 17, 1929 in Angus to parents Thomas and Auba Cox.

She attended Corsicana High School and married Dorsey in 1946. She was a devoted wife and mother, and enjoyed 29 years of retirement in Corsicana. She loved working in the garden and quilting. She made over
100 baby quilts for family and friends. One of the highlights of the yearly Richards Family Reunion was the beautiful full-size quilt that she made, along with her sister Faye, which sold through a raffle to eager participants. The quilt raised hundreds of dollars for the family reunion fund each year. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church, and served as the Dorcas class treasurer. Her friends and relatives considered her the “sweetest person they know.”

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorsey Richards, and her parents.

She is survived by her sister, Faye Richards; daughter and son-in-law, Lou and Norman Archibald; son and daughter-in-law, David and Molly Richards; granddaughters, Amy and Scott Harp and Nina Walker. She is also survived by her precious great-grandchildren, Lark and Austin Walker and Hank and Ty Harp.

Visitation with the family was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr.
Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Larry Fuller, Billy Richards, Bob Luther, James Richards, Buddy Richards, Danny Richards, and Derwood Richards.

Memorial contributions may be made to Northside Baptist Church, 2800 N.
Beaton Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.


Peggy Jo (Burkhalter) Drain
Aug 27, 1945 - Apr 9, 2013

Mrs. Peggy Jo Burkhalter Drain, age 67, of Chatfield passed away at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. She was born Aug. 27, 1945 in Bay City, Texas to Wayne Turner Burkhalter and Anne Joanne “Bobbie” Sherrer Burkhalter.

Peggy graduated Ennis High School. She was married to the late Robert Drain for over 50 years. She was best known for her custom framing and oil painting that she produced in her shop, The Studio, in Corsicana for more than 25 years. Peggy loved collecting horses (live not glass) and loved spending time in her yard working with plants and flowers. She deeply loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them after her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert, and son, Brian Drain.

Peggy is survived by her sons; Eric Drain and wife, Tonia of Chatfield, and Jason Drain and wife, Misty of Blooming Grove; her daughter–in-law Andrea Drain of Chatfield: grandchildren; Brittnie Heard and husband, Dustin of Blanchard, Okla.; Roclan Drain, Halee McCoy, Mackenzie Drain all of Chatfield; and Collin Drain, Taylor Drain, and Tanner Drain all of Blooming Grove. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren; Jaxson and Rowan Heard of Blanchard, Okla. Peggy is also survived by her sisters; Sherry Bancroft, Janet Wilson and Judy Jones.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.


Lila Fay (Johnson) Page
Sep 3, 1918 - Apr 9, 2013

Lila Fay Johnson Page, 94, passed away on Tuesday April 9, 2013. The only child of Reid and Beulah Barber Johnson, “Gaw,” as she was known to family and friends, was born Sept. 3, 1918 in Mount Pleasant.

Fay loved to read the Bible and work crossword puzzles. She taught Sunday school at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for many years. Fay married Ralph Edward Page on Dec. 20, 1941 in Victoria.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 70 years Ralph Edward Page who died Dec. 10, 2012.

She is survived by her sons Ralph Edward (Eddie) Page Jr. and wife Marguerite of Kingsport, Tenn., and William Reid (Bill) Page and wife Janice of Blooming Grove. Fay is also survived by grandchildren Neil and wife Mary Alice Page and Laurie Wells of Kingsport, Tenn., Wendy and husband Brent Steele of Navarro Mills, and Rustin and wife Megan Page of Waco; as well as great-grandchildren Parker Page, Austin Page and Cody Wells of Kingsport, Tenn. and Colt Steele of Navarro Mills.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 12, 2013 at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Darren Heil officiating.
Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Melton, Marcus Melton, John Matous, Kenneth Southard, Dan Patterson, and Jeff Jenkins.

Memorials in Fay’s name can be sent to Central Baptist Church, PO Box 286, Blooming Grove, TX 76626.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Dale Campbell, the staff at Heritage Oaks West and Family First Hospice for their skilled and sensitive assistance in making Fay’s final days peaceful.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


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