Charles M. McCord
GALLUP, N.M. - Charles M. "Jerome" McCord, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today in Memory Gardens Cemetery at Pampa, Texas, with the Rev. David Jones, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Directors of Borger, Texas.
Mr. McCord was born in Frost, Texas, and was a former longtime Borger resident. He was the owner of McCord Brothers Grocery at Borger. He was a lifetime member of the Kiwanis Club and was one of the founding fathers of Wesley United Methodist Church at Borger.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Paralee, and a son, Jack McCord.
Survivors include a brother, John McCord of Stinnett, Texas; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a
Dorothy Willena (Reed) Taylor
Apr 15, 1920 - Oct 4, 2012
Reed Taylor (nee – Dorothy Willena Reed), 92, passed
away October 4, 2012, of complications from a stroke, in
the Fillmore Convalescent Center. She was born in Frost,
Texas, April 15, 1920 to Will and Myrtle Reed. She
graduated from Rio Vista High School in 1938. She then
attended Draughon’s Business College in San Antonio.
While living in Shallowater and working in Littlefield
at the Palace Theater she met the love of her life, A.B.
Taylor, Jr. They married in 1944 while he was in the
Navy. They moved to Long Beach, CA in 1948. She attended
Long Beach City College, studying business. They came to
Fillmore in 1955.
She had a women’s clothing store for a number of years
in the ‘60s at 360 Central Ave. called Willena’s. She
also worked a number of years in the Elkin’s Ranch Golf
Course snack bar.
She was active in Ebell and belonged to Theta Sigma Phi
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years,
She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Terry and
Sally of Chico, Ca; Son Larry of Houston, TX; Son and
daughter-in-law Bruce and Rebecca of Tehachapi, CA. Her
sister Jean of Glendale, AZ. Numerous grand and
We (her sons) would like to take this opportunity to
thank everyone at the Orange Blossom Villa Senior Living
Center in Fillmore for the wonderful care she received
during the year and a half she lived there. We’d also
like to thank Santa Paula Hospital, the Fillmore
Convalescent Center, and Assisted Home Hospice for their
loving care in her last days.
At her request, Willena will be cremated and there will
be no services.
In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to
Assisted Home Hospice of Ventura.
Arrangements are under the direction of Skillin-Carroll
Mildred Juanita (Clonts)
Jan 31, 1919 - Sep 30, 2011
Mildred Juanita 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
Charles A. “Chuck” Cagle
d April 2013
Charles A. “Chuck” Cagle, 82, of Kahuku, an Army retiree and
ranch manager for Abigail Kawananakoa, died in Kahuku. He was born
in Frost, Texas. He is survived by wife Kathleen “Penny”; sons James
A., Charles A., Dean A. and David; brother Jerry A.; sisters Mary
Frances Cagle and Sarah Ann North; 12 grandchildren; and eight
great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani
Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Committal
services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the
Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome
Warren Gee (Pee Wee) Coggin
Aug 16, 1921- Dec. 4, 2010
Warren Gee (Pee Wee) Coggin, 89, former resident of Corpus
Christi, died at his home in Elgin, Texas on Dec. 4, 2010.
He was born in Frost, Texas on Aug. 16, 1921, to Jake and Annie
Coggin. He moved to Corpus Christi in 1944 and was employed by local
Ford dealers for over 40 years.
He is survived by daughters, Sue Dunne and husband Larry of Elgin
and Carrol Ordner of Austin, four grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; sister, Doris Truelove of Fort Worth and his
faithful companion, his Beagle, Sam.
Warren was a member of the First Baptist Church in Elgin.
A private memorial service will be held and he will be buried in
Services have been entrusted to Providence Funeral Home of Elgin.
William Oliver Barnett, Sr.
(September 14, 1920 - September 12, 2012)
On Wednesday September 12th William O Barnett, Sr was welcomed into
heaven. Bill was born in Frost, Texas on September 14, 1920 to Oscar
& Annie Barnett. When he was just a few months old, his father
accepted a call to pastor Calvary Baptist of Oak Cliff, and the
family moved to Dallas. He grew up in Oak Cliff and attended Sunset
High, where he played center on the football team, and was pitcher
for the baseball team.
In 1941, seeing that war was on the horizon, Bill enlisted in the
Navy, with hopes of flying Navy planes. When that was not going to
happen, the Navy gave him a transfer to the Army Air Corp, where he
attended training to be a glider pilot. Halfway through the course,
Bill and a number of his classmates were selected to become B-17
crewmembers. Bill trained as navigator and later flew in B-17s from
Bury St. Edmunds Airfield in England. After the war, Bill returned
to Texas, where he enrolled at the University of Texas in the
Architectural Engineering program.
One Thanksgiving weekend, while visiting home, he met the love of
his life, Verna. They continued seeing each other on weekends when
he could return to Dallas. On August 30th 1949 Bill graduated with
his Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering and
began looking for work as an architect. And shortly thereafter he
began working at Tatum & Quade architectural firm. Bill and Verna
married on December 2nd, 1949. Bill's father said to Verna's father,
"You are the father of the bride, so you give the vows, and I'll say
the prayer. And that is what they did. The newly married couple
honeymooned at the Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells.
Not too long later, war intruded again, and Bill was called up to
the Air Force to serve in the Korean War, flying out of Japan.
When Bill came home, he worked hard as an architect and building a
life with Verna. In 1954 their son, Bill Jr. was born, and in 1955
their daughter, Suzanne came along. Bill worked long and hard, but
spent his free time enjoying his family. They spent the first years
of their marriage in Oak Cliff. Bill became a volunteer with Big
Brothers, and he became Big Brother to Ed Murph, who became a
life-long friend. In 1961, the family moved from Oak Cliff to what
was then far north Dallas, and built a home that Bill designed. They
lovingly poured their efforts into their new home, doing a fair part
of the actual construction themselves - to make sure it was done
Bill worked hard all his life, finding jobs stocking grocery shelves
as a young boy, running a taxi service with friends while in college
and myriad of other jobs in between. After leaving Tatum & Quade,
Bill moved to Tom Stanley Architects & Engineers, rising to the
position of Chief Engineer. Eventually he left to open his own
office. Even after Bill officially retired, he worked from home for
a number of years.
Bill loved to joke and tell stories and spend time with his family
and friends. He and Verna went out with friends often. Every summer
they took family vacations - often meeting friends and spending time
with them, too. They bought a ranch north of Dallas when their kids
were in Jr Hi, and the family began spending many weekends chasing
cows and building fences. Bill subscribed to ranching journals and
would pour over them when they arrived.
Looking forward to the day they see Bill again are those who survive
him: His wife Verna; son Bill Jr (Margarita); daughter Suzanne
Barnett-Scott (John); grandchildren Mara Barnett, Josiah Barnett,
Carl William Scott (Allison), Robert Scott; great-grandson Tyler
Barnett; step-grandchildren Kristen (Kyle), Robyn, John (Lisa),
Andrea (Artie); step-great-grandchildren Nick, Amanda, AJ, Allie,
Chloe and Anna. Bill also leaves behind many well-loved nieces and
nephews and a host of very dear friends.
Burial will be at the Dallas Ft Worth National Cemetery on Friday
September 21st at 11am. A memorial service will follow at 2pm at
Park Cities Baptist Church, Ellis Chapel. Please send the family
condolences and sign the guestbook on this site.
abt 1930 - Apr 2010
The Port Arthur News
PORT ARTHUR — Annie Grace Sears, age 80, passed away on Thursday,
April 1, 2010 at Promise Specialty Hospital in Nederland. Annie
Grace was born in Frost, Texas to Andy Arthur and Emily Francis
Davis Sears. She was a 60 year resident of Port Arthur and had been
employed at K-Mart in the accounting department for over 20 years.
Annie was preceded in death by her parents and one brother John E.
Sears. She is survived by her nephew Jonathan and his wife Deanna
Sears of Buda, Texas and niece Elizabeth Sanderfer of Houston,
Visitation will be Sunday, April 4, 2010 from 5:00 P.M. Until 7:00
P.M. at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home with funeral service to be
held on Monday, April 5, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at Clayton Thompson with
internment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park
Oct 9, 1933 - Jul 13, 2013
||In Memory Of
Geneva Vernell Perry
9th October 1933 – 13th July 2013
Full Name: Geneva Vernell Perry
Born: 9th October 1933
Passed Away: 13th July 2013
Age: 79 years of age
Location: Dallas, Texas
Country: The United States
Mother: Annie Mae Dewitty
Birth Place: Frost Texas
Spouse: John Perry
Children: Marilyn Jean Allen, Antonio Martinez Perry,
Michael Wayne Perry
Siblings: Giles Williams (Pete), Naomi Williams, Annie Mae
Williams, Julia Williams, Nancy Williams, Bo Williams,
Austin Williams, Matthew Williams Mack (MC Wil
HOWARD Effie DeLyne, 76, died July
25, 2000 at Manor Care Health Services
in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was born
in Frost, Texas on April 24, 1924 to
Thomas & Gracie Way. Effie was a retired
civil servant for the state of Oklahoma
and a member of St. Patrick's Catholic
Church. She is survived by three sons:
Thomas Ross Howard & Pat, of Anchorage,
Alaska, Richard Keith Howard III &
Nancy, of Chicago, Illinois and Raymond
Glen Howard & Sara, of Spokane,
Washington; two daughters: Gracie
Wrennell Carpenter, of Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma and Katherine Michelle Griffin
& Fred, of Forest, Virginia; thirteen
grandchildren and eleven great
grandchildren. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held at St. Patrick's
Catholic Church, 2121 North Portland,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at 12:00 P.M. on
Thursday, July 27, 2000. Committal
services will be held at 9:00 A.M.
Friday, July 28, 2000 at
Frost City Cemetery in Frost, Texas.
Barbara Ann (Brewer) Dotson
Sep 29, 1937 - Aug 20, 2011
Barbara Ann Dotson, 73, of Sunrise Beach, passed away, August
20, 2011. She was born to Ansel and Winnie Murdell (Webb) Brewer on
September 29, 1937 in Corsicana, Texas.
Mrs. Dotson, was married to John Dotson, August 3, 1956 in
Corsicana, Texas. She served many years as a secretary in the Ector
County school district. She was a member of the Highland Lakes
United Methodist Church in Buchanan Dam, Texas, the ladies group at
the church, Sunrise Beach Fire Auxiliary, and the Sunrise Beach Lawn
Chair Brigade. She enjoyed boating, riding her Seadoo, motorcycle
riding with John, traveling, playing Bridge and Skip-Bo, reading,
shoe shopping and cooking.
She is survived by her husband, John Dotson of Sunrise Beach, Texas,
son and daughter-in-law, Rusty and Doni Dotson of Friendswood,
Texas, granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Br’Ann and Cody Miller, of
Twenty Nine Palms, California; brother, Howard Brewer of Frost,
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.
A Celebration of Life service was held at the Highland Lakes United
Methodist Church Highway 1431 and Highway 29, Buchanan Dam, Texas on
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 11:00 am with Rev. Grady Roe
officiating. An online guest register may be signed at
www.putnamcares.com. Memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s
memory to the Highland Lakes United Methodist Church building fund
Box 53l, Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609 or the American Heart
Arrangements by Putnam Funeral Home & Crematory 145 Texas Avenue
Kingsland, Texas 78639 (325) 388-0008.
Ellie/Ella Brown “Bud” Burleson
Feb 25, 1904 - Dec 31, 1951
Wednesday Rites For E. B. Burleson
KERENS, Jan. 1.—(Spl.)—Funeral services will be held here Wednesday
at 3 p.m. for E. B. (Bud) Burleson, 46, who died at the P. and S.
Hospital in Corsicana late Monday afternoon.
Rites will be held from the First Methodist church of Kerens.
Interment will be in the
Long Prairie cemetery.
Burleson was born near Kerens and resided there all his life.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. A. A. Burleson, and a son, Jack
Burleson, both of Kerens; four sisters, Mrs. Fred Matlock and Mrs.
W. A. Duncan, both of Kerens; Mrs. R. C. Wyatt of Sweeney, Texas,
and Mrs. George Bradley of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Chester Kyser, Ollie D. Mullins, Cliff
Currington, George Austin, Elmin Howell and Robert Scott.
Inmon Funeral Home is in charge.
John Melvin Beamon
Oct 10, 1891 - Dec 21, 1970
Beamon Rites Set Wednesday
KERENS (Spl)—John Beamon, 79, died Monday in Memorial Hospital in
Corsicana. A resident of Corsicana, he had lived in Kerens most of
his life. He was a retired farmer.
Funeral services have been set for Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Paschal
Funeral Home with burial in
Long Prairie cemetery.
He is survived by three sons, Melvin L. Beamon of Pasadena, Sam
Beamon of Galveston and William Earl Beamon of Pasadena; a daughter
Mrs. Joe Ellen Hollemon of Corsicana; a step-daughter, Mrs. A. W.
Marrgum of Marshall; three sisters, Mrs. Ada Biggs of Wortham, Mrs.
Liddie Allred of Corsicana and Mrs. Stella Goodman of Corsicana; a
brother, J. B. Beamon of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren, three
great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Wallace Rudolph Parker
Feb 3, 1922 - Jul 26, 1936
Funeral services for Rudolph Parker were held Monday at Long
James William Madison “Will” Inmon
Oct 2, 1849 - Oct 16, 1940
Aged Resident Of Kerens Honored On His 91st Birthday
KERENS, Oct. 15.—(Spl.)—The 91st birthday of J. W. Inmon was
celebrated with a fish fry at the Kerens city lake on last
Wednesday. Planned and prepared by his children, all of whom were
present but two, the following enjoyed with Mr. Inmon the pleasures
of the day:
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Inmon, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Inmon, Mr. and Mrs. O.
J. Inmon, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. McClung, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Inmon, Mrs.
C. E. Bruner, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Phillips, Mrs. E. D. Ward, Mrs. W.
E. Smith, children. Grandchildren: Bert and Alvin Inmon, Waylon
Phillips, Mrs. LeRoy Mills. Great-grandchildren, Mickey Inmon.
Mr. Inmon is one of Kerens’ oldest residents, and up to a year or
more ago, owned and operated a grist mill. Ill health for the past
year has forced him to retire from active business.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Oct 15, 1940
- h/o Alice Elizabeth (Newton) Inmon married Oct 13, 1872 ,
Lucy Emma (Wooley) Inmon married Mar 25, 1900, Mary Melinda
- Submitted by
PIONEER OF KERENS COMMUNITY DIED ON WEDNESDAY MORNING
KERENS, Oct. 17.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held at Long Prairie
Thursday morning for J. W. Inmon, aged 91 years, who died early
Wednesday morning. He celebrated his 91st birthday a week before his
death. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Sessions, Methodist
minister, and Rev. A. E. Harrison, Baptist minister.
A native of Tennessee, Mr. Inmon had resided in this section 68
years. He was engaged in farming and the operation of a mill for
Surviving are his wife, Kerens; four sons, J. N. Inmon, O. J. Inmon,
J. A. Inmon and A. J. Inmon; five daughters, Mrs. A. W. McClung,
Mrs. C. E. Bruner, Mrs. L. M. Henderson, Mrs. C. D. Ward and Mrs.
Elmer Phillips, all of Kerens; 16 grandsons and a number of
granddaughters and great-grandchildren.
Stockton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
William Lavelle Bruner
Nov 17, 1873 - Mar 16, 1957
Retired Farmer Dies At Kerens
KERENS, March 16—(Spl.)—W. L. Bruner, 83, retired farmer, died at
his home here Saturday morning following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held from the Inmon Funeral Chapel Sunday
at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the
Long Prairie cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the
First Methodist church here.
A native of Alabama, he resided in the Rural Shade community most of
his life, moving here two years ago.
Surviving are his wife of Kerens; six sons, Lynn and Kenneth Bruner,
both of Kerens; Earl Bruner, Dallas; Joe Bruner, Odessa; Harold
Bruner, U. S. Army, en route home from Korea, and Sam Bruner,
Justiceburg, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Newt Stovall, Kerens; a
brother, Grover Bruner, Ennis; a sister, Mrs. J. M. Allen, Kerens,
and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Cossey, Tommy Phillips, Rochelle Harris,
Ballard Harris, Grady Ellis, Elmer Phillips, Earl Henderson and
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Mar 16, 1957
- The Kerens Tribune, March 22, 1957
- h/o Pattie Lee (Harris) Bruner s/o George Lavelle Houston
Bruner & Martha Jane (Shanks) Bruner
- Submitted by
Alice “Alicy” (Andrews) Conger
Jun 20, 1866 - Aug 5, 1921
(The Kerens Tribune)
Mrs. Conger Died at Rural Shade.
Mrs. G. S. Conger died at the home of her son-in-law, H. A. Scott,
at Rural Shade, on last Saturday, August 6th, after a brief illness.
Her remains were laid to rest at Rural Shade Saturday afternoon. Six
children survive her.
Berta Edith “Bertie” (Holland) McElvany-Parker
Jul 01, 1884 - Dec 10, 1945
FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. BERTA PARKER CONDUCTED KERENS
KERENS, Texas, Dec. 14—(Spl)—Funeral services for Mrs. Berta Parker,
aged 61 years, who died at the P. & S. Hospital Monday, after a
short illness, were held from the Kerens Presbyterian church Tuesday
afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment was in the
Long Prairie cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third
Avenue Presbyterian church, Corsicana, and Rev. John P. Danly, local
Surviving are her husband, J. H. Parker, Kerens; six children, Mrs.
Ruth McElvany, Kerens; G. A. McElvany, Goose Creek; Mrs. Cleo Reid,
San Angelo; Tracy McElvany, Corsicana; Mrs. Johnnie Rutherford,
Corsicana; Mrs. Jo Berta Candelet, Fort Worth; 13 grandchildren, a
brother, two sisters, and several step-children, nieces and nephews.
Stockton Funeral Home directed.
Out-of-town relatives and friends attending the rites included Mrs.
Clara Pierce, Mrs. Elora Alderman, Mrs. Ruby Glasgow, Mrs. Ruth
Lonnon, M-Sgt. and Mrs. Raymond Buck, Mrs. L. Langford, all of
Dallas; Mrs. J. L. Tracy, Fort Worth; Pfc. R. H. Candelet,
Montgomery, Ala.; Mrs. Norvel McCarter, Goose Creek; Mrs. Nannie
Holland, Leroy Holland, Lawrence Holland, Mrs. Neil Holloway, Mrs.
J. A. Bond, Liston Herod, Mrs. Williard Parker, Mrs. C. T. Reid, Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Reid, Newton Bond, Mrs. Hayden Bond, Mrs. W. C.
Daniel, Mrs. Charlie Beauchamp and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie
Rutherford, Mr. and Mrs. Rutherford, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Palma Trent,
Mrs. G. Blood, all of Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Beasley of
Roane, B. Beasley of Roane, and Mr. and Mrs. Winfred Berry of
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Dec 14, 1945
- Berta Edith (unk) McElvany
- 1st husband John Sidney McElvany 2nd husband Joseph Hopkins “Joe” Parker d/o Benjamin F. Holland & Nancy Ellen (Tracy) Holland
- Submitted by
Joseph Hopkins “Joe” Parker
Oct 4, 1868 - Jul 25, 1960
Tuesday Rites For J. H. Parker
J. H. Parker, 91, retired farmer, formerly of the Round Prairie community in East Navarro county, died in Memorial hospital Monday afternoon. He had resided at the Twilight Home for the past several years.
A native of Tupelo, Miss., he came to East Navarro county at the age of 10 years.
Funeral services were to be held from the Inmon Chapel Tuesday at 3 p.m. with burial in the
Long Prairie cemetery. The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Bill Foster, pastor of the First Baptist church in Kerens.
Surviving are three sons, Willard, Leslie and Howard Parker, all of
Kerens; four daughters, Mrs. Cecil Autry, Coleman; Mrs. Edith Autry, Gustine; Mrs. Mary Tracy, Cleburne, and Mrs. Jo Berta McGehee, Natchez, Miss.; a brother, Jim Parker, Raymondville; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Grandsons were to be pallbearers.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 26, 1960
- s/o Felix Parker 1st wife Maude Matilda (Boone) Parker, 2nd wife Berta Edith “Bertie” (Holland) McElvany-Parker
- Submitted by
Aug 22, 1901 - Jul 20, 1950
Johnson Howell Rites Saturday
Funeral services for Johnson Howell, 48, who died suddenly at his home in the Bethel community Thursday night, were held Saturday afternoon from the Alligator Baptist church near Kerens with burial in the
Howell resided in Navarro county until 1947 when he moved to Bethel.
Surviving are his wife of Bethel; two brothers, Charles Howell, Bethel, and A. T. Howell, Athens; five sisters, Mrs. Fannie Capps, of Athens; Mrs. Gladys Kelly, Powell; Mrs. Louis Vannoy, Tennessee Colony, and Mrs. Susie Butler, Cullen, La.
William Benjamin Howell
Sep 15, 1869 - Sep 8, 1936
RURAL SHADE MAN DIED ON TUESDAY; BURIAL WEDNESDAY
KERENS, Sept. 9.—(Spl.)—William Benjamin Howell, age 67, for many years a resident of the Rural Shade community, died at his home there about noon Tuesday, following a paralytic stroke several days ago. Funeral services directed by Stockton Funeral Home, were held at Long Prairie Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, where interment was made.
Surviving Mr. Howell, besides his wife are seven sons and three daughters as follows: Roy, Jack, L. B., Robert, Herman, Wilson and Lloyd Howell, all of the Rural Shade community; Mrs. Clyde Radney, Houston; Mrs. R. L. Smith and Mrs. John Radney of Rural Shade, and other relatives.
Mr. Howell was one of the early settlers in the Rural Shade community, and it is reported that his is the first death in his
Arthur Watts “Art” McClung
Jun 15, 1882 - Jun 1, 1955
Former County Official Dies
KERENS, June 2—(Spl.)—A. W. (Art) McClung, 82, life-long Kerens resident, died at his home here Wednesday afternoon following an
Funeral services will be held from the Inmon Chapel Thursday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in the
Long Prairie cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. Thomas Tribble, pastor of the First Methodist church.
McClung was a retired farmer and ginner and served as commissioner of Precinct 2 a number of years ago.
Surviving are his wife of Kerens; two sons, W. O. McClung, Corsicana, and Marvin McClung, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Doris Thornton, Kerens; two brothers, Buck McClung, Kerens, and J. M. McClung, Corsicana; several grandchildren and other relatives.
Nettie Irene (Inmon) McClung
Jul 8, 1875 - Oct 6, 1959
Mrs. McClung Services Held
KERENS, Oct. 7 –(Spl.)—Mrs. Nettie McClung, 84, life-long resident of this area, died at her home here Tuesday at 2 p.m. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Inmon Funeral Chapel with burial in the
Long Prairie cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor of the First Methodist Church.
Mrs. McClung was the widow of the late A. W. McClung, one-time commissioner of Precinct 2 and a prominent gin operator.
Surviving are two sons, Marvin McClung, Dallas, and W. O. McClung, Corsicana; a foster-daughter, Mrs. Doris Thornton, Kerens; three sisters, Mrs. C. E. Bruner, Mrs. Don Ward and Mrs. Elmer Phillips, all of Kerens; two brothers, A. J. and J. A. Inmon, both of Kerens, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Aubie James Inmon, Jr.
Jan 21, 1921 - Jan 15, 1951
KERENS, Jan. 16—(Spl.)—Aubie James Inmon, aged 30 years, Kerens, was pronounced dead on arrival at the P. and S. Hospital in Corsicana Monday night after his car overturned in the Trinity River lowlands in Freestone county on Highway 287.
Highway Patrolman Jack Gaines, who investigated the mishap, said that Inmon’s automobile struck a slough bridge abutment and overturned several times, pinning the victim.
A Corley ambulance brought the critically hurt man to the hospital and later body was taken to Kerens.
The site of the accident was 26 miles southeast of Corsicana on the highway leading from Corsicana to Palestine.
The automobile was demolished, Inmon was traveling alone at the time of the accident, believed to have occurred at 8:50 p.m. The report was received later.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Inmon, Kerens; a brother, W. H. Inmon, Kerens by whom the victim was employed; a sister, Mrs. J. K. McCarter, Kerens, and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church here Wednesday at 10 a.m. with burial in the
Long Prairie cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Milton O. Davis, pastor of the Methodist church.
Pallbearers will be Billy Dutton, Pete Parrish, Wayland Phillips, J. B. Floyd, Jerrell Floyd and R. J. Henderson.
Inmon Funeral Home directors.
Pearl Ina (Stevens) Inmon
Nov 12, 1896 - Jan 6, 1974
Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Kerens for Mrs. A. J. Inmon, 79, of Kerens, who died Sunday night at Memorial Hospital.
Rev. Olen Boles will officiate, and Rev. Glen Jones will assist. Burial will be in
Long Prairie cemetery. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens will direct.
Survivors include her husband, Aubie J. Inmon of Kerens; a son, William Horace Inmon of Georgia; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille McCarter; seven grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. John Soloid of Conroe and Mrs. Ancel Marris of Waco.
Pallbearers will be nephews.
Gene Aaron Cherry
Jul 6, 1929 - Mar 30, 1949
Gene A. Cherry Is Accidentally Killed Wednesday
Gene A. Cherry, aged 19 years, was accidentally killed near Raymondville Wednesday afternoon according to information received by relatives in Trinidad. Details of the fatal accident were unknown here.
The body is to be returned here Thursday afternoon. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but burial will be in the
Long Prairie cemetery.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Cora May Cherry, Trinidad; three brothers, Colonel G. Cherry and Johnny B. Cherry, both of Trinidad, and Herbert L. Cherry, Malakoff; two half-brothers, Cyral Washburn, Trinidad, and Earl Washburn, Beaumont; three sisters, Mrs. Sam Johnston, California; Mrs. C. W. Airheart, Trinidad, and Mrs. Dorman Lofton, Brownwood.
Corley Funeral Home will direct.
Gene A. Cherry Is Buried Saturday
Funeral services for Gene Aaron Cherry, 19, who died at Raymondville Wednesday were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was at Long Prairie.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Cora May Cherry, Triniday; five brothers, Col. G. Cherry, Trinidad; Jerbert L. Cherry, Malakoff, Johnny B. Cherry and Cyral Washburn, both of Trinidad, and Earl Washburn, Beaumont; three sisters, Mrs. Sam Johnston, California; Mrs. C. W. Airheart, Trinidad, and Mrs. Dorman Lofton, Brownwood.
Corley Funeral Home directed.
Leila Ellis (Talley) Wyatt-May
May 26, 1873 - Sep 21, 1962
Mrs. Lelia May Dies Wednesday
KERENS, Sept. 19 (Spl.) Mrs. Lelia May, 88, died in Memorial hospital in Corsicana Wednesday morning following an extended illness. She suffered a broken hip in a fall here July 29 when the first polio vaccine was administered.
Funeral arrangements were pending at Inmon Funeral Home early Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Lelia May Rites Friday
KERENS, Sept. 20 (AP)—Mrs. Lelia May, 89, of Kerens, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Inmon Funeral Chapel with burial in the Long Prairie cemetery.
The services will be conducted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which she was a member.
A native of Hope, Ark., she had resided at Kerens since 1905.
Surviving are three sons, Rufus Wyatt, Pampa; Carl Wyatt, Sweeny, and Joe Wyatt, Portersville, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. L. B. Autry, Corsicana; Mrs. C. P. Austin, Brownsville, and Mrs. Vester Barnett, Pecos, N. M.; two stepsons, George May, Corsicana, and Don May, Kerens; six step-daughters, Mrs. J. L. Stevenson, San Antonio; Mrs. Jess Tyner, Corsicana; Mrs. Bob Bruner, Mrs. Willard Parker and Mrs. Alvin Barnett, all of Kerens, and Mrs. Tom Hester, Houston; a brother, Roy Talley, Richmond, Calif.; nine grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren and a number of
nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Mary Melinda “Linda” (Ritchie) Garrett-Inmon
May 20, 1872 Jan. 21, 1957
Mrs. Linda Inmon Rites Tuesday
KERENS, Jan. 21.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Lindaq Inmon, wife of the late J. W.
Inmon of Kerens, died at her home here Monday at 9 a.m. after a
short illness. She was 84.
A native of South Carolina, Mrs. Inmon had lived in Kerens for 56
years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Inmon Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frank Gillham and the Rev. D. R. McCauley officiating. Burial will be at Long Prairie cemetery.
Survivors are a son, Lacy Garrett of Kerens; three daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Nicholson and Mrs., Mossie Smith, both of Kerens; and Mrs. Josephine Carter, Athens; seven step-children, J. N. Inmon, J. A. Inmon, A. J. Inmon, Mrs. C. E. Bruner, Mrs. Elmer Phillips, Mrs. E. D. Ward and Mrs. A. W. McClung, all of Kerens; a brother, A. L. Ritchie of Idabell, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. I. M. Hughes of Norman, Okla.; nine grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 21, 1957
- 1st husband Sam M. Garrett married Jan 6, 1888 (died in Anderson County, Tx. 2nd husband James William Madison “Will” Inmon married Jul. 17, 1901; d/o Henry Washington Ritchie & Mary E. “Mollie” (Stowe) Ritchie
- Submitted byDiane Richards
Clem William McCluney
May 8, 1878 - Jul 3, 1933
RESIDENT KERENS COMMUNITY MANY YEARS PASSES AWAY
C. W. McCluney, aged 54 years, native of Mississippi, but resident of Eastern Navarro county for many years, died at his home in Kerens Monday and the funeral services were held at Kerens Tuesday afternoon, it was reported here Wednesday morning.
Prior to moving to Kerens a number of years ago, Mr. McCluney resided in the Roane and Chatfield
communities. He was prominent in the affairs of East Navarro county for many years.
Surviving are his wife and three daughters.
Jennie E. (Phillips) Herman
Jan 8, 1847 - Jul 23, 1928
FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA PASSES AWAY IN MEMPHIS
KERENS, July, 24.—(Spl.)—Mrs. J. E. Human, age 81, died at the home of her daughter, Ms. George I. Currie, in Memphis, Tenn., Monday morning and the body was forwarded here for interment. Funeral services were held at the home of her son, Dr. D. B. Human. Tuesday afternoon at 4:30, and were conducted by Rev. Joe N. Everheart, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Burial was in the
Mrs. Human was born in Mississippi in 1847 and has since that time made her home in Corsicana and Kerens.
Ernest Donley “Don” Ward
Aug 15, 1884 - Jun 9, 1960
E. D. (Don) Ward Dies Thursday
E. D. (Don) Ward, 75, of Kerens, died in the Scott and White hospital Thursday after a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday from the Methodist church in Kerens, with Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor, officiating. He was a member of this church. Burial will be in the
Ward worked with his son, Harvel Ward, in a blacksmith shop in Powell.
Other survivors are the wife of Kerens; one grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Jess McClure of Corsicana and Mrs. Frank Farris of Kerens; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Elmer Phillips, Marvin Henderson, B. D. Bruner, W. D. Ainsworth, Wayne Haynie and O. L. Bancroft.
Inmon Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Alice (Inmon) Ward
Apr 2, 1885 - Aug 16, 1974
KERENS—Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens for Mrs. Alice Ward, 89, resident of Kerens, who died Friday morning at Memorial Hospital.
Rev. Glen Jones will officiate and burial will be at
Kerens City Cemetery. She was a member of the Methodist church and native of Kerens.
Survivors include a son, Harvel Ward of Powell; a grandson, Dwain Ward of Bowie; three great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Stella
Bruner of Kerens and Mrs. Willie Phillips of Kerens; and a brother, Aubie J. Inmon of Kerens.
Pallbearers include Marvin Henderson, R. J. Henderson, Alvin Inmon, W. A. Ainsworth, Charles Kent and Jude Perry.
Frances Harvey (Rogers) Cherry
Apr 1, 1870 - Jul 28, 1956
Mrs. E. E. Cherry Rites Saturday
KERENS, July 28—(Spl.)—Mrs. E. E. Cherry, 86, died in the Twilight Home in Corsicana Friday evening.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church here. The rites were conducted by Rev. D. R.
McCauley, pastor. Burial was in the
She was married to the late E. E. Cherry in 1890 and had resided in Kerens since 1894.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. E. H. Gray, Kerens;; a son, Claude Cherry, Houston; a niece and nephew whom she reared, Mrs. Charles Cherry, Dallas, and Reagan Cherry, Terrell; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Milton Johnston, Jack Reed, Tilman Reed, B.P. Berry, D. F. Fields and L. M. Bennett, all stewards of the First Methodist Church. The remainder of the steward board were honorary pallbearers.
Inmon Funeral Home directed.
1858 - 1940
FUNERAL SERVICE HELD SATURDAY FOR JAMES B. STEELE
Funeral services for James Buchanan Steele, aged 82 years, who died
at his home at Midway early Friday night, were held Saturday
afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Midway Methodist church with
interment in the Midway
Rites were conducted by Rev. O. B. Barton and Rev. A. A. Peacock,
pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.
Surviving are four sons, Andrew Steele, Corsicana; H. J. Steele and
D. E. Steele of Angus; fifteen grandchildren and six great
At the time of his death, Mr. Steele was constable of the Streetman
precinct in Freestone county, having held that position off and on
for the past fifty years, and having been a resident of that sector
for more than 60 years. He was also constable of the Corsicana
precinct when residing here several years ago.
Mr. Steele was a member of one of the oldest families in this
section of Texas. His grandfather was David R. Mitchell, early-day
resident of this county and donor of the land upon which Corsicana
was located. Mr. Steele's mother was Mary Mitchell, daughter of the
Pioneer Mitchell. Mr. Steele married Miss Mattie Sweatmon,
youngest sister of Ben Sweatmon and the late Bob Sweatmon. Most of
his life had been spent in the Midway community, where he passed
Pallbearers were James B. Steele III, R. A. Steele, Horace Steele,
Andrew Lee Steele, Hugh W. Steele, and Ge. E. Steele, grandsons of
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Dec 19, 1895 - Dec 13, 1959
Hubbard Fitch Stricken While Driving Auto
Hubbard Fitch, 63, of 613 North Fourteenth Street, was dead on
arrival at the Navarro Clinic Saturday at 6 p.m. following a heart
attack suffered while driving his car on U.S. 287 southeast of
An employee of the Corsicana Poultry and Egg Company, Fitch and his
wife were en route home from visiting relatives southeast of
Corsicana when stricken. The car left the pavement, went into a
shallow ditch and stopped near a fence, it was reported. His wife
summoned aid and an ambulance was dispatched to bring him to a
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ola Fitch, Corsicana; four sons, Archie
Fitch, Houston; Freddie Fitch, New Mexico; Gordon Fitch, Beaumont,
and Billie Fitch, U.S. Armed Forces, Germany; three daughters, Mrs.
Katie Turner, Ft. Worth; Wanda and Berta Fitch, both of Corsicana; a
brother, G.C. Fitch, Winkler; six sisters, Mrs. Sallie Walton, Mrs.
Hazel Browning, both of Troup; Mrs. Catherine White, Jacksonville;
Mrs. Jimmy Reed, Lubbock; Mrs. Margaret Tolliver, West Texas, and
Mrs. Ruth McKinnon, California, and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held from the Midway Baptist church with
burial in the Midway cemetery,
but arrangements were incomplete Monday afternoon pending advices
from relatives. Corley will direct.
Bernice (Burleson) Folmar
Jan 1, 1903 - Mar 9, 1963
Sunday Rites For Mrs. Folmar
Services for Mrs. Bernice Folmar, 60, wife of R.C. Folmar of
Corsicana, who died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning, were
held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Midway Baptist church near
Streetman. The rites were conducted by Rev. H.L. McKissack,
Fairfield Baptist minister, and Rev. R.L. Ryburn, Baptist minister,
with burial in the Midway cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, two sons, C.J. Folmar, Houston, and Rex
L. Folmar, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Sam Clark, Grand Prairie,
and Mrs. N.H. Palms, Houston; four brothers, J.C., Edd, J.D. and
V.P. Burleson, all of Houston, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were nephews. Corley directed.
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light:
Oct 10, 1875 - Feb 3, 1970
C. J. Folmar Rites Thursday
Charlie J. Folmar, 94, a native of Alabama, died Tuesday night in
Memorial Hospital. He had been a resident of Texas for the past 73
years. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist Church.
Funeral services with be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Corley
Chapel, with interment in the Midway cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Obie Barton and Masons will
have charge of the graveside rites.
Survivors include two sons, Willie Z. Folmar of Bellview and Rex C.
Folmar of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Ola Fitch and Gertie Lou
Burleson, both of Corsicana; 14 grandchildren, 33
great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; one brother,
James Folmar of Houston and other relatives.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Feb 26, 1902 - Feb 7, 1958
C.L. FOLMAR FUNERAL HELD
Corsicana, Feb. 10 - Funeral services were held in Corsicana Sunday
for C.L. Folmar, 55-year-old Navarro County farmer who died Friday
at his home west of Corsicana after a long illness.
Services were at Midway Baptist Church, burial in Midway cemetery.
Mr. Folmar was born in Minden, La., and had lived in Navarro County
the past 50 years.
Survivors are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, B.M. Folmar, C.J.
Folmar and Thomas Folmar, all of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs.
R.A. Nicholson of Great Falls, Mont., Mrs. C.L. Layton of Arlington
and Mrs. H.C. Newman of Houston; eight grandchildren; two brothers,
O.L. Folmar of Wharton and F.L. Folmar of San Francisco, Calif.;
three sisters, Mrs. Elton McCann of Corsicana, Mrs. W.P. McNeil of
Olney and Mrs. Guy Franklin of Dawson.
Hattie Elizabeth (Frey)
Feb 4, 1875 - Jul 12, 1951
Mrs. J. T. Folmar Dies With Heart Attack Thursday
Mrs. Hattie E. Folmar, 75, died at her home in Richland of a heart
attack Thursday afternoon. Funeral services were held from the First
Baptist church in Richland at 4 p.m. Friday with burial in Midway cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. H.L. McKissack, Baptist minister of
Mrs. Folmar was dressing to attend the funeral rite of her next door
neighbor, Mrs. W.S. Bosley, when stricken, it was reported here.
Surviving are her husband, J.T. Folmar, Richland; three daughters,
Mrs. W.P. McNeil, Wichita Falls; Mrs. Elton McCann, Corsicana, and
Mrs. Guy Franklin, Dawson; three sons, O.L. Folmar, Wharton; C.L.
Folmar, Corsicana, and F.L. Folmar, San Francisco; 37 grandchildren,
four great-grandchildren; a brother, Charlie Frey, Beaumont, and
Grandsons were pallbearers. Corley directed
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light:
Nov 5, 1871 - Jul 17, 1957
Retired Farmer Dies Wednesday
Funeral services for J.T Folmar, 85, will be held at the Baptist
church in Richland at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Interment will be in the Midway cemetery.
Rev. H.L. McKissack will officiate.
Folmar died early Wednesday after a brief illness at Twilight Home.
A retired farmer, he had resided in Navarro County near Streetman
for the past 50 years. He was a native of Alabama.
Immediate survivors include three daughters, Mrs. W.P. McNeill of
Wichita Falls, Mrs. Elton McCann of Corsicana, and Mrs. Guy Franklin
of Dawson; three sons, O.L. Folmar of Wharton, C.L. Folmar of
Corsicana, and F.L. Folmar of San Francisco, Calif.; 30
grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 26
great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, C.J. Folmar of Streetman
and James Folmar of Houston.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Corley will direct.
Rex C. Folmar
Oct 6, 1900 - Oct 5, 1974
Rex C. Folmar
Services will be today at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Chapel for Rex C.
Folmar, 73, lifelong resident of Midway, who died Saturday at a
Corsicana hospital. The Rev. Gerry Neal will officiate and burial
will follow at the Midway cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Charlie Folmar of Houston and Rexie Lee
Folmar of Mildred; one brother, Willie Z. Folmar of Wichita Falls;
two sisters, Mrs. Ola Fitch of Corsicana and Mrs. Gertie Lou
Burleson of Streetman and three grandchildren.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Nov 22, 1895 - Feb 15, 1916
On the 14th of February at the sad hour of two o'clock a.m. the
death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Folmar and took
from them their son, Tom. He was an intelligent young man of almost
21 years, and was loved by all who knew him. A large procession
followed his remains to their last resting place. It was so hard to
give him up, but God saw fit for him in heaven, so as He teaches us
that our loss is heaven's gain, he leaves a heart-broken mother,
father, three sisters and three brothers, and a host of friends and
relatives to mourn his great loss. He was a member of the Missionary
We extend our heart-felt sympathy to the bereaved mother, father,
sisters and brothers, because we know they will miss dear Tom, for
we all loved him, bu God loved him best and took him to dwell with
the angels and walk through the pearly gates on golden hinges, and
when his loved ones reach the sweet home on the Great Beyond, he
shall be standing with arms outspread to greet and welcome them.
Tom was away from home and met his death by a train running over
him. All was done that loving hands and a good physician could do,
but God plucked the precious rose to pin with joy on His bosom. Now
dear, bereaved kindred do not grieve for we know he is at sweet
One precious to our hearts is gone,
The voice we loved is still;
A place made vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
Written by a friend.
Mary Frances (Steele)
Jan 24, 1920 - Jan 16, 2009
for Mary Frances Sherrard, 88, of Longview, will be 10
a.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at the chapel of Welch
Funeral Home, 4619 Judson Road, with Bro. G.A. Stanfield
officiating. The committal service will follow at 3:30
p.m. in Streetman, Texas, south of Corsicana. Interment
will be in
Birdston Cemetery. Mrs. Sherrard died Friday,
January 16, 2009, with her daughters at her side.
Frances was born January 24, 1920, to Hugh and Gertrude
White Steele in Streetman, Texas. During World War II,
she followed her military husband, working in factories
to build airplanes for the war, where her family
affectionately called her, "Rosie the Riveter." A
longtime resident of Longview, she loved country music,
cooking and her Texas Rangers baseball. She was a
seamstress and a member of Parkway Baptist Church.
Surviving Mrs. Sherrard are her daughter, Charlotte
Carter and Larry Doggett of San Antonio, Texas;
daughter, Charlene Ouzts and husband, Ron, of Longview;
grandchildren, Shana Littell and husband, Howard, Kevin
Carter and wife, Tanya, Adam Hailey and wife, Jaime, and
Evan Hailey and wife, Emilee; great- grandchildren,
Audrey Littell, Sarah Littell, Melanie Littell, Mattvey
Carter, Addison Hailey, Makenna Hailey and Haiden
Hailey; and sister, Mattie Hodge and husband, Charles.
She also leaves behind several close and longtime
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years,
Thomas K. Sherrard.
Aug 19, 1923 - Aug 19, 2013
Hetty Brown Graham, 90, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Aug.
19, 2013, at her residence in Corsicana.
She was born Aug. 19, 1923, in Purdon to parents, Benjamin
Franklin and Sally Lou Kay Brown.
She was employed with the Corsicana State Home and retired from
there after 31 years of service. She had a great love and a
natural devotion for taking care of her family. She strived to
make the world a better place, and was very loyal to her
community. She lived what she believed and tried to lead by
example to many. She and her husband attended the Wesley United
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; two
sisters; and a nephew.
Survivors include her husband, Delroy Graham of Corsicana;
sister, Oleta Saxton of Corsicana; two nieces; nine nephews; and
numerous cousins. She also leaves behind the beloved family pet,
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
21, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22,
2013, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kevin Diggs
officiating. Interment will follow in the
Pallbearers will be her nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley United
Methodist Church, 3308 N. Beaton Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Apr 29, 1944 - Aug 20, 2013
Lee DeChaume, 69, of Corsicana passed away on Aug. 20,
2013, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
He was born in Powell on April 29, 1944, to Frank and OD
Hubert was a faithful member of Unity Baptist Church for
Every time the doors were open, he was there. He was a
family person. He loved getting together and having
cookouts. He also loved to go camping and fishing before
health issues made it impossible.
He worked for many years for Haynie’s Drilling as an
oilfield worker, and for Thomas Dyer as a ranch hand.
Hubert DeChaume is preceded in death by his parents; his
son, Herbert Lee DeChaume; six brothers, Junior
Schedule, George, Ernest, Frankie, Eugene, and Billy
Wayne DeChaume; and one sister, Anne Faye DeChaume.
Survivors include his wife Barbara Jean (O’Pry) DeChaume
of Corsicana; three sons, Hubert DeChaume and wife Amye
of Purdon, Halbert DeChaume and wife Brandy of
Corsicana, and Qubert DeChaume and wife Charla of
Corsicana; two daughters, Barbara Nelson and husband
David of Corsicana, and Betty Pulliam and husband Mel of
Palestine. He is also survived by his brother, Robert
Earl DeChaume and wife Liz of Corsicana; three sisters,
Martha Atkinson and husband Jack of Purdon, Lillian
Sanders of Oakwood, and Lilly Lee of Kerens. Hubert was
also blessed with 22 grandchildren, four great
grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family was held from 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home in
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday,
Aug. 24, 2013, at Unity Baptist Church, 101 S. 30th
Street, Corsicana, with the Rev. Chad Owens officiating.
Pallbearers will be Robert DeChaume, Eugene DeChaume,
David DeChaume, John John DeChaume, Marvin O’Pry, Daniel
Thompson, Scotty Lewis and Ray O’Pry.
Honorary pallbearers are Robert Allen Bailey, Jimmy Lee
O’Pry, John O’Pry, Roy O’Pry and Kenneth O’Pry.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Sue Kennard Wright
abt 1949 - Aug 18, 2013
Sue Kennard Wright, 64, of Corsicana passed away Sunday,
Aug. 18, 2013 in Dallas. Visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013
at Greater Wilgo Baptist Church, with Rev. Arthur Faulk
officiating. Interment will follow at
Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Mar 8, 1960 - Aug 20, 2013
George Wayne Lee, 53, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20,
2013 in Corsicana. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug.
23, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home. He will be cremated and no services
are planned at this time.
Aug 18, 1959 - Aug 21, 2013
Woodi Jo Shaw, 54, of Blooming Grove passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21,
2013 in Corsicana. She will be cremated, and no services are planned
at this time.
abt 1959 - Aug 16, 2013
Gina Jones Mallory, 54, former resident of Corsicana, passed away
Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at Baylor Medical Center of Irving. Visitation
2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Wake services are 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at the Grace
Way Church Of Christ located at 1700 New York Avenue, Arlington.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at the Grace
Way Church Of Christ.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Jan 12, 1938 - Aug 18, 2013
H. Jones Jr., 75, of DeSoto passed away Sunday, Aug. 18,
2013. He was born in Corsicana Jan. 12, 1938.
He is survived by his wife, Emily R. Jones; son, Rev.
Harlan K. Jones and daughter, Letitia R. Jones Cheatham.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at
Laurel Land Funeral Home.
A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by
the funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 at
Cedar Crest Cathedral CME Church, 1616 E. Illinois,
Dallas Texas 75216.
Arrangements by Laurel Land Funeral Home, Dallas.
Richard Carlton McDowell
Oct 22, 1932 - Aug 19, 2013
Richard Carlton McDowell, 80, passed away from this world on Monday,
Aug. 19, 2013.
Richard was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Oct. 22, 1932. He spent his
last years in Corsicana. He proudly served his country in the United
States Army during the Korean Conflict.
He is preceded in death by his wife Leola McDowell, and his daughter
He is survived by his daughters Wanda Angland, Linda Pollard,
Patricia McDowell, Carol McDowell; sons Rick McDowell, Scott
McDowell and Bill Castner. Richard is also survived by many of his
16 brothers and sisters and many grandchildren.
Richard made an impression on everyone he met. He had a big heart
and many friends. He will be missed by all.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Mary Imogene (Luther)
Sep 18, 1929 - Aug 21, 2013
Mary Imogene Lambrecht, resident of Tyler, passed away Wednesday,
Aug. 21, 2013, at Hospice of East Texas at the age of 83. She was
born Sept. 18, 1929, in Emhouse to Robert Luther and Dora Richards
Luther. She married John Lambrecht on July 17, 1948, in Dallas. She
was a homemaker but also worked at the Salvation Army in the thrift
store helping those in need.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, John Lambrecht of Tyler;
their son Jeff Lambrecht and wife Diane of Tyler and their children,
Tyler Lambrecht and wife Lori, Aubrey Lambrecht and Travis Lambrecht.
She is also survived by two brothers, Bob Luther and wife Jane of
Corsicana and Samuel F. Luther and wife Nancy of Baltimore, Md., and
a number of nieces, nephews and other family members.
The family will meet at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home on Saturday,
Aug. 24, 2013, at 10 a.m.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug.
24, 2013, at Pattison
Cemetery in Emhouse.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Apr 10, 1865 - Apr 12, 1942
WILLIAM S. BOSLEY BURIED IN RICHLAND CEMETERY MONDAY
William S. Bosley, aged 79 years, died at his home in Richland
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the
Richland Methodist church with the Rev. Lewis Tucker officiating.
Interment was in the
Surviving are his wife of Richland, four sons, Alf and Jim Bosley,
both of Richland, and Ben and Bailey Bosley, both of Houston; two
daughters, Mrs. Horace Jackson, Richland, and Mrs. Loyd Davis,
Streetman; nine grand-children, a sister, Mrs. Ella Brown, Vinson,
and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Roy Manning, Jr., Thomas McClendon, Wallace Bosley,
Vernon McGaugh, and Harold Prater.
Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.
Oct 25, 1880 - Jul 10, 1951
Mrs. W. S. Bosley Dies At Richland
Mrs. W. S. Bosley, 70, died at her home in Richland Tuesday
Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church at
Richland, but arrangements are incomplete. Burial will me in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. B. Fowler.
A native, of Texas, Mrs. Bosley had resided at Richland 30 years.
Surviving are four sons, W. A. and B. C. Bosley, both of Kirvin; J.
B. and J. H. Bosley, both of Richland; two daughters, Mrs. Horace
Jackson and Mrs. Loyd Davis, both of Richland; 11 grandchildren, six
great-grandchildren; a brother Ben Jackson, Teague; a sister, Mrs.
George Phillips of Groesbeck, and other relatives.
Corley will direct.
Clifford Clone Crumbley, Jr.
Oct 17, 1931 - Feb 12, 1984
HOUSTON—Clifford Crumbley, of Houston, died Monday in Houston.
Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in
Oakwood Cemetery. Dr.
Tom Graves will officiate.
Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jul 8, 1966 - Jul 8, 1966
Tolan Infant Services Here
Graveside services for Linda Marie Tolan, infant daughter of Capt.
and Mrs. John Tolan, The Salvation Army, Greenville, were held
Monday at 2 p.m. at Oakwood
Col. Hall Thornburg, Dallas, commander of this area, Salvation Army,
conducted the rites. The child died Friday.
Surviving are the parents, two brothers, John Tolan, Jr., and a
twin-Clarence B. Tolan, all of Greenville; grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Henderson, Grand Prairie, and a great-grandmother,
Mrs. Vesta Lassiter, Corsicana.
Nov 7, 1915 - Jan 15, 2000
Frances Jordan, 84, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000
at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services were 2 p.m. today with the Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr.
officiating. Interment will follow in
Pallbearers will be Brad Tekell, Craig Tekell, Keith Tekell, Mark
Tekell, Scott Tekell, Victor Tekell, Randy Williams and Tim
Frances Jordan was born Nov. 7, 1915 in Corsicana. She graduated
from Corsicana High School and attended Rice University. She earned
a B. A. degree from Louisiana College in Pineville, La. and a
master’s degree in social work from LSU in Baton Rouge, La. She was
vice president of Bushnell and Co. Insurance in Alexandria, La.,
then served 25 years as regional director of social work for
Louisiana Department of Social Service. Since her retirement, she
has made her home in Corsicana. She was an active member of First
She is survived by nephews and nieces-in-law, Joe Bob and June E.
Tekell of Corsicana, Don and June C. Tekell of Corsicana, Dr. Gene
Williams of Conyers, Ga., and Dr. Roland Jordan of St. Louis, Mo.;
niece, Carolyn B. Jordan of San Antonio; and several grandnephews
Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 510 W.
Collin, Corsicana, Tx. 75110.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Edna Ophelia (McElroy)
May 24, 1884 - Sep 22, 1968
Mrs. W. A. Cavendar
Mrs. W. A. (Edna O.) Cavender, 84, died here Sunday in Twilight
Home. She was a native of Ellis County and a member of the College
Hill Church of Christ.
Services are scheduled for 3:30 P.M. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home
Chapel and interment will be in
Edwin “Bud” Brown
May 12, 1914 - Jun 14, 1986
F. E. Brown
F. E. (Bud) Brown, 72, died Saturday in Corsicana.
Funeral services for the retired motel owner will be 10:30 a.m.
Monday at the First Baptist Church of Corsicana. The Rev. B. F.
Risinger Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in
Survivors include his wife, Neva Brown, Corsicana; one son, Gary
Brown, Corsicana; one daughter, Kay Moseley, Poretland; four
grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Hamilton, Corsicana; and two
brothers, Robert L. Brown, Ceder Vale, Kan. and Paul Brown, Arkansas
Mar 15, 1875 - Oct 25, 1965
J. M. McClung Dies Monday; Rites Tuesday
J. M. McClung, 90, former Navarro county school superintendent, died
in Quitman Monday morning.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley
Chapel with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Mark Lewis
of Quitman and Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of Eleventh Avenue Methodist
McClung, a native of Kerens, was a retired school teacher. He
resided at 616 South Fourteenth street for many years until failing
health caused him to go to Quitman. He served four years as
superintendent of Navarro county schools and taught in a number of
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J. L. Jones, Quitman, and Mrs. T.
A. Kay, Beaumont; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and
Pallbearers will be Harvel Ward, Jess McClung, Drew McClung, Andrew
McClung, Earl McClung and Richard D. Parker.
Dewey “Dude” Russell
Oct 4, 1898 - Oct 1973
HOUSTON—Dewey (Dude) Russell, 75, longtime Houston resident who was
reared in Barry, died here Friday, funeral services are set for
11:30 a.m. Monday at Earthman Funeral Home with burial in a Houston
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Grace Russell; a daughter, Gracie
Mae, and a granddaughter, all of Houston; one brother, Alva Russell
of Barry, four nieces, Mrs. Garland Gray of Roane, Mrs. Louise Drane
of Powell, Mrs. Elsie Brown of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Billy Joe
Ragsdale of Fort Worth, and one nephew, J. W. Russell of Waco.
Sep 29, 1921 - Jan 15, 2000
Kittie Josephine Almond
Kittie Josephine Almond, 78, of Lancaster passed away Saturday, Jan.
15, 2000 in Corsicana.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Red Oak Funeral Home Chapel in
Red Oak, with Danny Burris officiating. Interment will follow at
Edgewood Cemetery in Lancaster.
Mrs. Almond was born Sept. 29, 1921 in Corsicana. She was the
daughter of James Wade Nesmith and Mamie Slater Nesmith.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Walter Muriel
Mrs. Almond is survived by two daughters, Carol Elaine Hill of
Midlothian and Lesa Jo Showalter of Lancaster; sister, Lorene
Jackson of Dawson; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Red Oak Funeral Home.
Frances Evalena (Gilmore)
abt 1925 - Jul 11, 1983
Frances Evalena Blood
BELTON—Frances Evalena Blood, 57, of Belton died Monday in Temple.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Heartfield Funeral Home in
Belton with the Rev. Billy Hinkle officiating. Burial will be in
North Belton Cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Betty Stewart, Carolyn Thomas,
Frances Leach and Harriett Green, all of Belton; one brother,
Clarence Gilmore of Corsicana; one sister Mary Ella Russell, of
Dallas; and nine grandchildren.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wednesday, July 13, 1983
- North Belton Cemetery, Belton, Tx.
- w/o David Andy Blood; d/o Curtis Truelove Gilmore & Allie
Pearl (Summers) Gilmore
- Submitted by
Nov 9, 1893 - Jul 5, 1966
J. M. Bonner, 73, Services Held
FAIRFIELD (Spl)—Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at
Capps Chapel for James Millen Bonner, 73, a retired farmer and
carpenter, who died Tuesday following an extended illness.
Rev. Bobby Parker, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. Jack
McDaniel, pastor of Calvary Baptist church, conducted the rites.
Burial was in Fairfield cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Artie Teer Bonner, Fairfield; six sons,
Wilson, Richard and D. A. Bonner, all of Fairfield; Offie Bonner,
Paris; Charles Mac Bonner, Houston, and Eugene Bonner, San
Francisco, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Majorie Herndon, Uvalde, and
Mrs. Jorene Wells, Houston; 24 grandchildren, one great-grandchild
and other relatives.
William Alvis “Butch” Collier
May 13, 1903 - Jul. 5, 1988
W. A. Collier
WORTHAM—W. A. (Butch) Collier, 85, of Wortham died July 5, 1988 at
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in
Wortham. The Rev. Ron Moore will officiate. Internment will be in
Wortham Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He went to Currie to be a part of the oil boom and married Bessie
Tyner in 1924. He was a butcher in Currie, Wortham, Fairfield, San
Angelo, and Corsicana. He retired and made his home in Wortham and
was song leader at First Baptist Church in Wortham. He was preceded
in death by a son, J. C. Collier.
Survivors include his wife, Bessie Collier of Wortham; one son,
Alvis W. Collier of Duncanville; one sister, Irene Chadburn of
Paris; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Deacons of the First Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Wortham.
Sep 29, 1960 - Feb 13, 1984
Thomas Ray Collinsworth
MALAKOFF—Thomas Ray Collinsworth, 23, of Trinidad died Monday in
He was accidentally electrocuted when he clipped through a power
line while trimming a tree.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today at Callaway Funeral Home in Malakoff
with the Rev. Troy Lovelady officiating. Burial will be in Guthrie
Cemetery near Seven Points.
He was born Sept. 29, 1960, in Denton, and had lived most of his
life in Trinidad. He was a member of the Baptist Church and worked
as a maintenance man.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanie Collinsworth of Trinidad; one
daughter, Jennifer Nicole Collinsworth of Trinidad; two sisters,
Leona Joan Cummings and Melissa May Collinsworth, both of Houston;
his mother; Phyllis Elain Aday of Houston; one brother, Roy Lee
Collinsworth of Houston; his grandmother, Louise Aday of Trinidad;
and his great-grandmother, Telphia Aday of Cross Roads.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wednesday, February 15, 1984
- Guthrie Cemetery near Seven Points, Texas
- h/o Betty Jean “Jeanie” (Lovelady) Collinsworth; s/o
Thomas Houst Collinsworth & Phyllis Elayne (Aday) Collinsworth
- Submitted by
Bessie George “Bess”
abt 1925 - Feb. 13, 1984
Bess Cooper Lane
KERVILLE—Bess Cooper Lane, 59, of Kerrville, died Monday in a
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Grimes Funeral Chapel in
Kerrville, with the Rev. Raymond Wilson officiating. Burial will
follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Kerrville.
Survivors include a daughter, Laura Ann Love of Houston, and two
brothers, Manly W. Cooper, Jr. and Douglas W. Cooper, both of
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wednesday, February 15, 1984
- Garden of Memories Cemetery, Kerrville, Tx.
- Newspaper says Bess Cooper Lane—Death certificate says
Bessie George Love
- w/o Jack Randolph Love d/o Manly Ward Cooper, Sr. &
Thelma (unk) Cooper
- Submitted by
Jan 13, 1907 - Jan 20, 1973
J. H. Knize
ENNIS—Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday at the St. John’s
Catholic Church for John Henry Knize, 66, of Ennis, who died
Saturday in Brookhaven Nursing Home in Ferris.
Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at an Ennis funeral home.
Burial was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Ennis.
Survivors include a brother, a sister, and a number of nieces and
Vera Estelle (Ramage) Raburn
Jul 14, 1898 - Jan 19, 1973
HUBBARD—Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist
Church for Mrs. W. C. (Vera Estell) Raburn, 74, of Hubbard, who died
Friday in a Waco rest home. Rev. Sam Cluck and Rev. Joe Albright
officiated, and burial was in the Mt. Calm Cemetery.
Survivors include six daughters, her husband, two sons, 28
grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a brother, and three
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Monday, January 22, 1973
- Mt. Calm cemetery, Mt. Calm, Tx.
- w/o Willis Charlie Raburn d/o Fernando Cortez Ramage &
Lelia Mae (Bell) Ramage
- Submitted by
Prentis "Red" Spain
Dec 1, 1913 - Oct 2, 1985
Jessie (Red) Spain, 71, of Monahans, Texas, died Wednesday at home.
He was formerly a resident of Blooming Grove.
Graveside services are p.m. today at
Rosehill cemetery with
Buster Jordan officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. W. B. Reed of Blooming Grove; a
niece and a nephew.
Sep 30, 1874 - Sep 22, 1968
Mrs. Rena Spain
BLOOMING GROVE (Sp)—Mrs. Rena Spain, 93, died Sunday afternoon in
Twilight Home in Corsicana. She had been a resident of Blooming
Grove for a number of years.
She was born Sept. 30, 1874 in Falksville, Ala.
Surviving are a son, J. P. Spain of Monahans; two daughters, Mrs.
Virgil Rasco of Blooming Grove and Mrs. W. B. Reed of Abilene; two
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are pending at McCormick Funeral Home in
Charles Roy "Charlie"
Apr 3, 1901 - Jun 14, 1986
C. R. Spencer
C. R. (Roy) Spencer, 85, died Saturday in Ennis.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in
Burial will be at Rose
Survivors include two sons, Charles Roy Spencer, Jr., of San Diego,
Cal., and Ted B. Spencer, of Houston; one daughter, Mary Brown of
Clifton; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Lula Mary (Roberts) Spikes
Nov 27, 1877 - Feb 22, 1967
Mrs. Spikes, 89, Dies Wednesday
BLOOMING GROVE (Spl)—Mrs. Lula Mary Spikes, 89, native of this
community, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday evening.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the First
Methodist church with burial in
Rose Hill cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Linley Vowell, pastor.
Surviving are a son, Reganild Vaden Spikes, Blooming Grove; a
daughter, Mrs. W. A. Ross, Frost; a brother, John Roberts,
Huntsville; three grandchildren, W. A. (Buddie) Ross, Blooming
Grove; Miss Peggy Ross, Dallas, and Mrs. Billy Anatha Snyder, Lake
McCormick Funeral Service directs.
Emma Gertrude (Yarber)
Jan 2, 1906 - Apr 20, 1994
Emma G. Squires
Emma Gertrude Squires, 88, of Overton, died April 20, 1994, in
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday in the
Rose Hill cemetery in
Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Connally Dugger officiating. Corley
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Jan. 2, 1906, in Barry.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mort M. Squires.
Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews, including Jimmie
Apr 1, 1905 - Jul 7, 1933
VICTIM OF TRAIN WRECK BURIED IN DRESDEN CEMETERY
Funeral services for Jim Roy Merrell, 28, Corsicana painter, who was
killed in the Cotton Belt Lines freight, train wreck at the Cedar
Creek trestle early Friday morning, were held Saturday afternoon at
3 o’clock from the residence of W. E. Lewis, 1802 West First avenue,
and burial was made in the
Dresden cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. John W.
Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Merrell, Fort Worth;
two brothers, Lewis and John, Corsicana; two sisters, Maurine and
Juanita, Fort Worth; two uncles, J. F. Merrell, Corsicana, and L. T.
Merrell, Greenville; an aunt, Mrs. Harry Pollock, Corsicana; and
Pallbearers were Fred Friday, Ulric Bowden, Frank Hervey Robinson,
A. M. Donohu, Jake Taylor, Ralph Wheeler, Tyner McMullen and Mutt
The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.
TWO KILLED FREIGHT TRAIN WRECK
BELIEVED SEVERAL OTHERS MISSING IN COTTON BELT WRECK
THREE OTHERS INJURED AS CRASH THROUGH BRIDGE NEAR TRINIDAD
TRINIDAD, Tex., July 7. (Staff Special)—Two men lost their lives and
three others were injured, one probably fatally, in a freight train
wreck near here early Friday morning.
Jim Roy Merrell, about 28, single, of Corsicana, and Lee Hamilton,
Payne Springs, Texas, were killed. A youth and man were reported
The dead and injured were riding in an empty freight car, railroad
officials announced, and were not road employees.
The cause of the wreck was stated as a broken flange on an oil car.
One of the injured men, L. L. Wittich, 60, Springfield, Mo., is at
Malakoff in a critical condition. Attending physicians announced he
was suffering with a fractured skull and a number of other injuries.
Little hope is held for his recovery.
Jack Hamilton, 20, of Payne Springs, a cousin of Lee Hamilton, and
Robert Stewart, 19, DeKalb, Texas, received minor injuries and were
discharged after receiving medical aid. Stewart’s ankle was injured
and Hamilton sustained numerous body cuts and bruises.
The train, No. 117 of the Cotton Belt Lines, was running between St.
Louis and the Rio Grande Valley.
Clearing Up Wreck.
A wrecking crew from Tyler was dispatched to the scene of the
accident and arrived about noon. It is expected the debris will be
removed and repairs made during Friday night or early Saturday
A portion of the trestle spanning Cedar Creek was demolished when
the 13 cars plunged through. Investigation showed that the flange
had broken some distance away from the point where the trucks
plunged through the timber trestle, precipitating the smash-up. The
trucks had dragged for 1000 feet.
The engine did not fall, and later proceeded to Corsicana. The
trestle is about 15 feet high.
Some of the cars were loaded with snuff, tires, pine and auto
State Highway Patrolman Ross Dickey of Corsicana answered the
telephone call from Sheriff Jess Sweeten of Henderson county and
directed and handled the traffic on Highway 31. The highway and the
railroad are close together at the point where the wreck occurred
and hundreds of automobiles stopped at the bridge, congesting
traffic before the patrolman arrived.
Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr. and Dr. William Shell, both of Corsicana,
railroad physicians, answered the call early Friday.
Body Brought to Corsicana.
The body of Merrell was carried to Kerens where it was prepared for
burial and was taken to Corsicana during the afternoon. Funeral
arrangements had not been perfected shortly after noon.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Merrell, Fort Worth;
two brothers, Lewis and John, Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Waurine
and Juanita, Fort Worth; two uncles, J. F. Merrell, Corsicana, and
L. T. Merrell, Greenville; an aunt, Mrs. Harry Pollock Corsicana;
and other relatives.
Funeral arrangements here will be announced by the Corley Funeral
Hamilton’s body was taken to Malakoff where funeral arrangements
will be made.
May 27, 1935 - Jan 16, 2000
Bobby Joe Ragan
Bobby Joe Ragan, 64, of Orange passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000 in
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the
Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be great-nephews.
Mr. Ragan was born May 27, 1935 in Chatfield. He was a native of
Chatfield and a long-time resident of Corsicana. He had resided in
Orange for the past four years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Annie Ragan.
Mr. Ragan is survived by two sisters, Faye Haley and Ruth Lucas,
both of Orange; two brothers, Dexter L. Ragan and Ray E. Ragan, both
of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Barrett "Lee" Elkins
Nov 23, 1858 - May 11, 1934
PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENT DIED AT EMHOUSE
Funeral services for L. B. Elkins, aged 75, pioneer resident of
Navarro county, who died at his home in Emhouse Friday night at 9:40
o’clock after an extended illness were held at Emhouse Saturday
afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the
Dresden cemetery. The
rites were conducted by J. L. Hines, Church of Christ minister of
Mr. Elkins was a native of Franklin county, Tennessee, but had
resided in Navarro county since before reaching his majority. He
lived in the Drane community for a number of years before moving to
the Black Hills community and had resided in Emhouse for the past 23
Surviving are his wife, two sons, O. L. Elkins, Emhouse; Elmer C.
Elkins, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Naomi Roach, Bardwell; Mrs.
Vera Harrington, Frost; and Miss Helen Elkins, Emhouse; several
grandchildren; a brother, John Elkins, Decton, Tenn., and a number
of other relatives.
Pallbearers were John Beckham, Grady Poarch, Bob Drane, R. E. Hulen,
E. C. Butler and Ruben O’neil.
The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.
Ella Gertrude (Bryson) Minze
Jun 24, 1892 - Dec 23, 1982
Mrs. Ella Minz, 90, of Hubbard, died Thursday in Hubbard Hospital.
Service will be Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Blooming Grove Funeral Home
Chapel with the Revs. Luther Crabtree and Charles Barber
officiating. Burial will be in
He is survived by four sons, R. Q. Minz, Fort Worth, Al Minz,
Danbury, Jack Minz, Frost, and O. G. Minz, Waco; three daughters,
Mrs. Alice Abbott, Lewisville, Mrs. Gladys Scott, Houston, and
Billie Gantt, Navarro Mills; and 23 grandchildren.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Oct 11, 1911 - Feb 14, 1984
Oty C. Smith
Oty C. Smith, 72, of Frost, died this morning in the Hubbard
Services are pending at Blooming Grove Funeral Home. The body will
lie in view in the Funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline; four daughters, Yvonne Boyd of
Dallas, Lila Ryan of Plano, Gail Alexander of Wilmer and Margaret
Coburn of Frost; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Oty C. Smith
Service for Oty C. Smith of Frost will be at 4 p.m. today at
Blooming Grove Funeral Home with the Rev. John Kanard officiating.
Burial will be in
Rose Hill cemetery
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Ruby Doris (Mitchell) Smith
Dec 27, 1915 - Sep 24, 1985
FORT WORTH -- Mrs. Ruby Smith, 69, of Fort Worth and former resident
of Blooming Grove, died Tuesday at Fort Worth.
Service is 9:30 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel in Fort
Worth with Danny Sheffield officiating. Graveside service will be 1
Rose Hill cemetery in
Local arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Survivors include three brothers, John J. Mitchell of Joshua, Bobby
Ed Mitchell of Fort Worth and Windell Mitchell of Buena Park, Calif.
and two sisters, Mrs. Willie Duniho of Pencil Bluff, Ark. and Mrs.
Wanda Gilley of Azle.
Edna Merian (Collier) Smithen
Feb 8, 1903 - Jul 5, 1988
Edna Collier Smithen
Edna Collier Smithen, 85, of Blooming Grove died July 5, 1988 in
Service is 3 p.m. Thursday at the Central Baptist Church in Blooming
Grove, with Barry Fikes officiating. Burial will be in
Rose Hill cemetery.
She will lie in state at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in
She is survived by a son, John K. Smithen of Denison; a daughter,
Louise Kitchens of Blooming Grove; a brother, Tommy Collier of
Emhouse; six sisters, Emma Sherman of Corsicana, Georgie Duncan of
Canton, and Clara McGraw, Mary Kagler and Gladys Mahone, all of
Blooming Grove, and Geneva Bonner of Emhouse; five grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are John Collier, Charles Collier, Eddie Mahone, John F.
Hendrson, Mack McGraw, and Johnny K. Smithen.
Mar 6, 1903 - Jun 30, 1978
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel for
Miss Fannie Smithen, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital.
The Rev. Gene J. McCann and Rev. Ed Burkett will officiate. Burial
will be in
Rose Hill Cemetery in
She is survived by two brothers, Pete Smithen of Blooming Grove and
Walter Smithen of Orange, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Birdie Burke of
Corsicana and Mrs. Mary Rowell of Yucaipa, Calif; and a number of
nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Bill Kitchens, Riley Petty, John Smithen, Don E.
Kitchens, John Taylor, Robert Libhart and Nick Georgas.
She worked at Georges Grill in Corsicana for 37 years.
Willie Edward "Pete" Smithen
Jul 27, 1900 - Jul 13, 1983
Willie Pete Smithen
BLOOMING GROVE—Willie Pete Smithen, 82, died Wednesday at his
residence in Blooming Grove.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Blooming Grove Funeral
Home with Revs. Dave Fortner and Neal Rogers officiating. Burial
will be in
Rose Hill Cemetery.
Smithen was a retired plumber and a deacon at the Central Baptist
Survivors include, his wife Edna; one daughter, Louise Kitchens of
Blooming Grove; one son, John K. Smithen of Denison; one sister Mary
Rowell, of Wucaipa, Calif.; one brother, Walter Smithen of Lometa,
Calif.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Eddy Mahone, John F. Henderson, John Collier,
Matt McGraw, John R. Smithen, John Taylor and Charles Ray Collier.
Jan 28, 1916 - Dec 23, 1982
Fred Southard, 66, of Blooming Grove, died Thursday at Navarro
Service will be Sunday, 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church with the
Revs. Verlin Ewing and David Fortner officiating. Burial will be in
Rose Hill Cemetery.
Blooming Grove Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline Southard, Blooming Grove; three
sons, Freddie Southard, Dallas, Kenneth Ray Southard, Blooming
Grove, and Roland Southard, Avalon; three brothers, Wilson Southard,
Fort Worth, Billy Southard, Denison, and Roy Southard, Blooming
Grove; three sisters, Ollie Head, Fort Worth, Bet Mitchell, Avalon,
and Ann Hamby, Corsicana; and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Ronald Lynch, Bobby Ralston, Gilmer Sheppard,
Webb Armstrong, Travis Brown and Carroll Lee Saunders.
Mae (Ewing) Sisson
May 28, 1913 - May 30, 1996
Annie Mae Sisson
Annie Mae Sisson, 83, of Corsicana died May 30, 1996, in Corsicana.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel
with Rev. Cole Reed officiating. Burial will follow in the
Rose Hill Cemetery in
Blooming Grove under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sisson was born May 28, 1913, in Blooming Grove. She was a
member of Missionary Baptist Church.
She is Survived by he4r daughter, Mrs. Shirley Shurtleff of Cedar
Park, Texas; one son, Marion “Ed” Sisson of Corsicana; one sister,
Edith Campbell of Blooming Grove; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Sisson was preceded by her husband, Eugene Sisson and her son,
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Annie Maude (Terry) Smith
May 13, 1873 - Jul 9, 1966
Mrs. Smith, 93, Dies Saturday
BLOOMING GROVE (SPL)—Mrs. Annie M. Smith, 93, life-long resident of
this area, died in the Mansfield Rest Home, Mansfield, early
Saturday. She was the widow of the late Jim Smith who died in 1936.
She was a member of the Christian church here.
Surviving are two sons, Will Smith, Carrollton, and Charlie Smith,
Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Ollie Milne, Greenville, and Mrs.
Stacie Crisp, Blooming Grove; 17 grandchildren, a number of
great-grandchildren, and other relatives.
Funeral arrangements are pending at McCormick Funeral Service.
Elizabeth Ann "Lizzie" (Harrison) Smith
Jan 30, 1907 - Nov 30, 1997
Graveside services for Mrs. Lizzie Smith are 2 p.m. today in the
Rose Hill Cemetery in
Blooming Grove under the direction of J. E. Keever Mortuary.
Mrs. Smith, 90, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 1997 at the IOOF Nursing Home
Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 30, 1907 in Palmer, the daughter of Ben and
Mary Bevel Harrison. As a small child she moved to Garrett where she
attended school. After finishing school, she worked on the family
farm. She was married to T. J. (Buck) Smith of the Byrd-Rankin
community. After their marriage they lived in Blooming Grove where
they engaged in farming.
Mr. Smith preceded her death on Sept. 7, 1964. She moved to Ennis in
1994. She was a member of the Blooming Grove First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Smith is survived by a son, William L. Smith of Navarro Mills;
a daughter, Peggy Stewart of Garrett; brothers, James Harrison of
Ennis and Benny Harrison of De Soto; sisters, Eva Langley and Vernie
McGinnis, both of Ennis; 4 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and
2 great great grandchildren.
Arrangements by J. E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.
Jun 22, 1919 - Apr 6, 1965
Jerry Henthorn, 45, truck driver, long-time Navarro county
resident, died in a Houston hospital Tuesday. He had lived at
Channelview for the past two years.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley
Chapel with burial in the
Younger cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. B.
W. Johnson, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God.
Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Miss Glenda Henthorn and Mrs.
Shirley Bradley, and a son, James Henthorn, all of Channelview;
three brothers, Ollie Henthorn, Waxahachie; Lynn Henthorn, Fort
Worth, and Ruben Henthorn, West, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rube
Henthorn, Itasca, and one grandchild and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Roy Williams, Buddy Brooks, Robert Robinson, H.
B. Curington, Douglas York and Joe Yewn.
Lela Estelle (Burkes) Hemphill
Aug 10, 1893 - Dec 11, 1969
Mrs. Hemphill Rites Saturday
KERENS (Sp) - Mrs. Lela Hemphill, 76, of Kerens, died Thursday at
Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.
She was a native of Marydell, Miss., and moved to Kerens in 1928.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Chruch in Kerens.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the chruch with the
Revs. James K. Story and Eugene Wood officiating. Burial will be in
Kerens City Cemetery.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jack Anderson of Corsicana;
seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
E. W. "Zeke"
d. Dec 1969
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Corley
Chapel for E. W. (Zeke) Taylor, 88, a native of Tennessee, who died
Thursday at memorial Hospital. The Rev. Charles W. Pringle will
officiate, assisted by the Rev. Obie Barton. Interment will be in
Resthaven Memorial Park.
A retired farmer, Mr. Taylor was a member of the Baptist Church. He
had lived in Corsicana for the past 33 years.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruby Taylor, of Corsicana; three
daughters, Mrs. Walter Seago of Mesquite, Mrs. J. D. Hope of
Emhouse, and Mrs. Jack Stewart of Houston; eight grandchildren; and
one sister, Mrs. Betty Hale of Liberty, Tenn.
Pallbearers will be Pat McCurrin, Charles McCurrin, Robert Gregory,
A. N. Smith and Curtis Clemmon.
Erol Hope Powell
Apr 21, 1891 - Feb 25, 1975
. H. Powell
Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home
Chapel for E. H. Powell, 83, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday
at Memorial Hospital.
Rev. Jack Riley officiated and burial was at
Survivors include a daughter, two grandchildren, five
great-grandchildren, and a sister.
Pallbearers were J. T. Stover, C. A. Patterson, Wallace Pryor,
Charles H. Allen, W. A. Chaffee, Charley Shoemaker, Aubrey Fincher,
and H. G. Dollard
Jan 12, 1908 - Feb 23, 1975
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the Ebenezer
Baptist Chruch, Powell, for Mrs. Lizzie Walker, 67.
Rev. James Chaney will officiate with burial in the
Elm Flat Community Cemetery.
She died Sunday at the Navarro County Hospital in Corsicana, her
mother, Mrs. Sarah Brown of Powell; two daughters, Mrs. Annie Jean
Gunn of Midland and Miss Noma Ruth Walker of Fort Worth, two foster
children, Mrs. Ida Mae Woods of Fort Worth, and C. J. Jefferson of
kerens, and three sisters, Mrs. Bobbie Keeton of Fairfield, Mrs.
Lora Harris of Powell, and Mrs. Mattie Yarbor of Dallas.
Pallbearers will be the members f the Sunflower Lodge No. 520.
Julius M. Tucker
Aug 15, 1892 - Feb 2, 1943
JULIUS M. TUCKER BURIED IN HAMILTON CEMETERY THURSDAY
Funeral services for Julius M. Tucker, age 50 years, who died at the
Veterans Hospital in Dallas Tuesday night were held from the chapel
of the Corley Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial
was in Hamilton
cemetery. D. W. Thurman officiated.
Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two brothers, William Tucker,
Corsicana; Theo R. Tucker, Cameron; two sisters, Mrs. Mamie Worley,
Thorndale; Miss Emma Tucker, Cameron; his father, W. T. Tucker,
Cameron, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Homer Harris, Connie Gillam, Ed Howell, Willie
Rascoe, Chas. Szenasy, and Gene Kormas.
March 15, 1856 - May 13, 1935
AGED NAVARRO MAN DIED EARLY MONDAY; BURIAL GRAPE CREEK
Willis Mikell, age 79 years, died at 7 o'clock Monday morning at a
rooming house here following several days' illness. He had
been brought here from his home in Navarro sometime ago for hospital
treatment. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 11
o'clock at the Grape Creek Baptist church. Interment will be in the
Grape Creek cemetery.
He had been a resident of Navarro county for 52 years.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Dollie Bryant, Arlington, several
nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Corley Funeral Home will direct the funeral arrangements.
Julian Kelt Sr.
Oct 24, 1886 - Aug 21, 1974
J. J. Kelt
Funeral services were to be held at 4 p.m. today at the Corley
Funeral Home Chapel for Jules J. Kelt, Jr., 87, resident of
Chatfield, who died Wednesday at Evergreen Nursing Home.
Rev. Walter Neil Marcum was to officiate with burial to be at
New Chatfield Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, two daughters, nine grandchildren, 11
great-grandchildren, a brother and two sisters.
May 12, 1935 - May 12, 1935
Infant Was Buried Hamilton Cemetery Sunday Afternoon
Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
Beeman were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at
where burial was made, Surviving are the parents.
Corley's Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
abt 1913 - Mar 1973
F. E. Williams
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral
Home Chapel for Frank E. Williams, 60, of Corsicana, who died
Wednesday at Dallas Veterans Administration Hospital. Rev. Robert J.
Potts will officiate, and burial well be at
He was a native of Navarro County and had lived most of his life in
Corsicana. He was a veteran of
World War II.
Survivors include a brother, Bert Williams, Jr. of Corsicana; two
sisters, Mrs. Rubye Clayton of Somerset and Miss Katherine Williams
of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Richard Franklin Bass, Sr.
May 7, 1919 - Jul 18, 1973
R. F. Bass
IRVING - Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at the
Colonia Funeral Chapel in Irving for Richard Franklin Bass, 54,
native of Corsicana and resident of Irving, who died Wednesday
morning at Steven Park Hospital in Dallas after a short illness.
Burial will follow at Oak
Survivors include his widow, a daughter, three sons, a grandson,
three brothers, and three sisters.
Benjamin Harrison Collins
Dec 5, 1888 - Jul 18, 1973
Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley
Funeral Home Chapel for Benjamin H. Collins, 84, of Corsicana, who
died Wednesday night at Great Southwest Hospital in Grand Prairie.
Rev. B. W. Johnson was to officiate, with burial to follow at
He was a native of Collin County and a retired farmer.
Survivors include his widow, a daughter, four sons, a number of
grandchildren, and a brother
Malinda (Shelton) Moore
Dec 25, 1883 - Jul 19, 1973
Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral
Home Chapel for Mrs. Mary M. Moore, 89, of Corsicana, who died
Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital. Cluade B. Holcomb, Church of
Christ pastor, was to officiate with burial to follow at
Survivors include five daughters, four grandchildren, and six
Pallbearers include Douglass hardrider, Tony Jones, Vernon Frazier,
Donald Allen, Harold Small, and Ashley Sanders.
Rex Maurice Byrnes
Oct 23, 1926 - Jul 18, 1973
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley
Funeral Home Chapel for Rex M. Byrnes, 46, who died Wednesday night
at All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth. He was a resident of Corsicana
and Fort Worth.
Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate, and burial will follow at
Eureka Cemetery in
Survivors include his widow, a daughter, a son, two grandchildren,
and a half-brother.
Pallbearers will include Rosmald harvey, John Voniza, Dale Davis,
Buddy Wilbur, Buddy Rozell, and J. C. Hyatt
Jul 16, 1896 - Jul 15, 1973
Graveside services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at
Woodland Cemetery for
Mrs. Frankie Ewey, 76, native of Navarro County, who died Sunday.
Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home.
Survivors include two daughters, four sons, three sisters, three
brothers, 23 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
Christopher Michael Hardin
July 16, 1973 - July 18, 1973
Graveside services were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at
for Christopher Michael Hardin, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin
Hardin of Palestine, He died Wednesday at Palestine Hospital.
Rev. Riley Tinsley was to officiate.
Survivors include his parents, a sister, Kimberly Hardin of
Palestine, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Young and Mr.
and Mrs. A. B. Hardin, all of Corsicana.
d. Jan 1938
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR ED SUTHERLAND
Funeral services for Ed Sutherland, aged 66 years, life-long
resident of Corsicana, who died at his home, 404 South Fifth street,
Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'cloc from the
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home 420 West Sixth avenue. Interment
was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V.
Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
Surviving are his wife and a sister, Mrs. Dona Leighton, both of
Corsicana, and other relatives.
Geraldine (Smith) McAfee
Aug 21, 1918 - Oct 16, 2012
GERALDINE SMITH 94, died peacefully in her home in
Thousand Oaks, CA, on October 16, 2012. She was born in
Port Arthur, Texas to William and Loretta Smith on
August 21, 1918. In 1940, she married Jerry McAfee who
later became CEO of Gulf Oil Corp. in Pittsburgh. They
lived in Oakmont from 1950 to 1964 and in Fox Chapel
from 1976 to 1998. Geraldine was predeceased by her
husband, Jerry; grandson, Michael Johnson; and
daughter-in-law, Mary Russo McAfee. She is survived by
children, Joe (Nancy) McAfee, Bill (Bonnie) McAfee, Rita
(David) Johnson, and Tom McAfee; ten grandchildren; and
11 great-grandchildren. A service is planned for a
future date in Vero Beach, Florida. The family suggests
that any memorials be directed to the American Wind
Symphony, 550 Plains Church Road, Mars, PA 16046 or a
charity of the donor's choice
- w/o Avelette "Jerry" McDuffie McAfee