Verna Ann (Spurgeon) Bonner
Aug 16, 1943 - July 4, 2014
Ann Spurgeon Bonner, 70, of Corsicana passed away
Friday, July 4,
2014 in Corsicana surrounded by family members.
Born Aug. 16, 1943 in Corsicana to Vernon Ishmeal
Spurgeon and Geneva Annette (Ann) Barker, she descended
from pioneer settlers of Navarro, Freestone and Ellis
Counties. She married the love of her life, Preston W.
Bonner, on June 17, 1961 in Dallas, Texas. They
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 17,
Verna is survived by her husband Preston of Corsicana,
three sons and their families as follows: Lowry Wayne
Bonner and wife Mackie of Lorena and their two daughters
Jessica of Crawford, Texas and Brandi of Littleton,
Colorado; Jesse Ray Bonner and wife Lisa and their
children Reed and Rylie of Coppell, Texas, Justin Bonner
and wife Jami and daughter Ryleigh of Fairfield, Texas,
Lela Bonner Erwin and husband John Michael Erwin and
children Skylar, Ashlynn, and Parker of Teague, Texas,
and Bradley Bonner and wife Macy of Fairfield, Texas;
Pressly Bonner and wife Jasmine and son Aaron of
Kaufman, Texas; a sister Pat Burrow of Alpine, Texas and
sister-in-law Doris Bonner Eakes of Winkler, Texas.
Verna spent her life in service to others. She loved her
family, church, libraries, museums and history. She was
a member of New Hope Baptist Church of Winkler for 30
years where she served as Sunday School teacher for
various age groups, historian, VBS Director and teacher.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Alpine for
13 years where she also served as a teacher and
treasurer. She was a member of First Baptist Church of
Corsicana for five years where she served as teacher of
the Rebecca Sunday School Class before following the
call to Northside Baptist Church of Corsicana along with
her husband Preston.
Verna was a 29-year member of the United Daughters of
She took great pride in her Southern Heritage. She was
honored by the Texas Division of the United Daughters of
the Confederacy with an Honorary Texas Division
President title because of her years of work and
dedication to the group. At the time of her illness, she
was president of the local chapter: the Colonel Roger Q.
Mills Chapter 2466.
Her love of history and genealogy led her to assist in
organizing the Navarro County Genealogical Society in
1978. This began her volunteer work at the Corsicana
Public Library in the Genealogy Department, an
association which continued throughout the years until
Verna became involved in the
Navarro County Historical
Society in 1973 when assisting to secure a Texas State
Historical Marker for New Hope Baptist Church and the St
Elmo Cemetery. Other markers she assisted in securing
over the years are: Birdston Valley Church and Cemetery,
Burleson Family Cemetery, Winkler Masonic Lodge and
Community, Ward Prairie Baptist Church, Lake Chapel
Cemetery, and First Baptist Church of Alpine, Texas.
Verna helped to gather data for publication of Navarro
County History Books Volume II - V. She has written
numerous historical and genealogical articles for both
the Navarro County Historical Society and the Navarro
County Genealogical Society. She was honored by the
Navarro County Historical Society by being inducted into
the Historical Society Hall of Fame in April of 2011.
Verna and Preston followed their dream in 1992 and moved
from Navarro County to Brewster County, Texas in the
mountains of far West Texas and Big Bend National Park.
They resided in Brewster County for 14 years, living in
Alpine and on the Double Diamond Ranch Development South
of Alpine. They were volunteers in Big Bend National
Park where they helped to operate the Persimmon Gap
Visitors Center for several seasons ...
exploring the park and welcoming visitors from around
the world to the vast and beautiful area. Verna worked
for the Alpine Public Library as a leader of the Friends
of the Library, assistant Director of the Library and
finally Director of the Alpine Public Library. During
her tenure she led in the building of the Re-Reads
Bookstore to sell used books and established online
sales of thousands of rare books donated to the Library
to sell for the support of the Library and its work.
Upon arriving in Alpine in 1992, Verna began actively
gathering information on the Confederate Veterans and
Civil War era of the region.
Her work resulted in the compilation of two books on the
history of these CSA veterans and the effects their
lives had on the region. The title of these books are:
Gray Ghosts of Far West Texas Volume I and II.
Materials used for publication of these books-photos,
articles, documents were donated to Sul Ross State
University Archives in 2005 and can be viewed in the
Verna Bonner Confederate Collection.
In December of 2005, Verna and Preston moved back to
Corsicana to be near family. Verna returned to her
volunteer work at the Corsicana Public Library, the
Navarro County Historical Society, and the Navarro
County Genealogical Society. From 2006 to November of
2011, she was an employee of the
Library on a part-time basis and supervised the
operations of the Liz Gillispie Genealogy Department.
Memorial services are to be held Saturday, July 12, 2014
11:00 A.M at the Northside Baptist Church Fellowship
Hall in Corsicana, Texas with Pastor Rick Lamb
Memorials may be made to the following:
Media or Care Center of Northside Baptist Church, 2800 N
Beaton, Corsicana, TX 75110
St. Elmo Cemetery Association – P.O. Box 215 Streetman,
Or the Church or Charity of your choice.
Corley Funeral Home.
Sep 10, 1946 - Nov 15, 1946
YOUNG SON OF REV. AND MRS. FISHER OF RICHLAND DIES
Funeral services for Marshall Dean Fisher, two-month-old son of Rev.
and Mrs. N. M. Fisher of Richland, who died Friday afternoon, were
held from the Richland Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 3
o'clock. Burial was in Mexia. The rites were conducted by Rev. F. A.
Crutchfield, Corsicana Methodist district superintendent.
Surviving are the parents and a brother, Stephen Nolan Fisher,
Richland, and grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. F. P. Fisher, Mertens, and
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Skinner, Cairo, Ill.
McCammon Funeral Home directed.
- The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Nov 19, 1946
- Obituary has Marshall Dean Fisher; Cemetery Marker has
Merrill Dean Fisher
View Death Certificate
- s/o N. M. Fisher & Doris (Skinner) Fisher
- Burial in Mexia, TX; Find A Grave Memorial# 67227144
- Submitted by
Edward Lynn Williams
Aug 12, 1885 - Nov 15, 1946
HENRY TOM OFFILL FUNERAL SERVICES HELD ON SUNDAY
Funeral services for Henry Tom Offill, aged 61 years, well-known
barber, who died Friday afternoon, were held Sunday afternoon at 2
o'clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The
rites were conducted by Rev. J. E. James, Baptist minister. Offill
died at his home, 907 South Seventeenth street, following an illness
of several months. he operated a barber shop on South Main street
until he was stricken.
Surviving are his wife and a son, Tommy Offill, both of Corsicana;
three sisters, Mrs. Sallie Belle Bailey, Corsicana; Mrs. Mabel
Williamson, Fort Worth, and Mrs.. Mattie Williamson, Carrollton;
three brothers, Oliver Offill and Wesley Offill, both of Howe, and
Claude Offill, Dallas, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Lester Atkins, L. V. Majors, B. B. Brewater, George
Harvin, H. E. Simmons and B. V. Hatley.
Jan 11, 1888 - Nov 15, 1946
FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. MARY BRADY OF FROST HELD SUNDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Brady, aged 58 years, of Frost, who
died friday night, were held with interment in the Bethlehem
cemetery near Whitney.
Surviving are her husband, H. Brady, Frost; two sons, four brothers
and two sisters.
Fanny "Fan" (Blalock) Walton
Jul 26, 1931 - Dec 17, 2011
"Fan" Blalock Walton beloved wife, mother, grandmother
and friend of many was born July 26, 1931 in Midnight,
Mississippi and died December 17th in Dallas, Texas
after years of courageously battling numerous illnesses
without complaint. She grew up in Edwards, Mississippi
and attended Hinds Junior College before moving to
Jackson, Mississippi to work. It was there that she met
Bill, her husband to be. She was a flight attendant with
Delta Airlines for a while before marrying Bill in 1955
and moving to Venezuela to start married life and
raising a family in a foreign environment. After 19
years in Venezuela living in Caracas, Maracaibo, and the
oil camp of Tia Juana on Lake Maracaibo, she moved to
New Canaan, Connecticut in 1974 when Bill changed
companies, then to Stavanger, Norway for 9 years before
returning to Connecticut in 1985 and later to Dallas in
1986. Living out of the US made it possible to know and
understand different cultures, and have many wonderful
opportunities to visit and vacation in South and Central
America, the Caribbean, Scandinavia, Europe, and
England, especially her favorite London, as well as many
places in the US. During her life she was active as a
Girl Scout leader, a Cub Scout Den Mother, and volunteer
at schools, and was always involved in the children's
activities. An excellent cook and mother who raised the
children to be decent, honest, caring and loving
persons. She was always there for her family and
friends. Fan was preceded in death by her parents
Richard Willis Blalock and Algus Price Blalock and her
brother Harvey Blalock. She is survived by her husband
of 56 years William "Bill" M. Walton Jr. of Dallas,
daughter Sandra Kay Walton of Dallas, Suzanne Walton
Landstrom and husband Bradley D. Landstrom of Houston,
and son Robert J. Walton and wife Kathy Ann Akagi Walton
of Houston; grandsons Matthew M. and Zachary A. Walton,
granddaughter Adrian C. Landstrom, and step
granddaughters Kirby Connell and Madeline Landstrom as
well as a sister Mildred Blaylock Laubscher of Jackson,
Mississippi and brother Pruitt Blalock of Brandon,
Mississippi plus numerous nieces, nephews and
grandnieces and grandnephews. A memorial service to
celebrate Fan's life will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday
December 21, 2011 at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home
followed by a graveside service in the Walton Family
plot at the
Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas. Flowers are
welcome or donations may be made to the Pulmonary
Fibrosis Foundation (pulmonaryfibrosis.org).
- Published in Dallas Morning News from December 18 to
December 19, 2011
Feb 1931 - Feb 1931
Infant Buried at Bazette Saturday
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. May, 112 East Second
avenue, died saturday morning at 12:45 o'clock and the funeral
services were held at Bazette Saturday afternoon where interment was
Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral
May 1833 - Jan 4, 1934
Prominent Frost Man Is Stricken
FROST, Feb. 16 - Q. G. Keathley, 47, prominent cattlemanof this
city, was stricken with paralysis Sunday afternoon on his way to
Dallas and was returned to his home here by a friend who was in the
car with him. He was reported some better Monday morning but was
still in a serious condition
Cordelia (Dawson) Wafer
Sep 17, 1903 - Feb 18, 1931
CORSICANA WOMAN DIED IN DAWSON EARLY WEDNESDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Bert Wafer of Corsicana, who died at the
home of her sister, Mrs. Winnie Moates at Dawson early Wednesday
morning, will be held from the Church of Christ in Dawson, at 11
o'clock Thursday morning.
Surviving are her husband, a daughter, her parents, Mr. and Mrs..
Dawson, two sisters and one brother.
Mr. and Mrs. Wafer had made their home here for a number of year and
were well known.
May 4, 1888 - Jul 20, 1970
Mrs. Holland Dies Monday
KERENS (Spl)—Mrs. Ruth Berry Holland, 82, of Kerens died Monday in
Memorial Hospital in Athens. She was a member of the Methodist
Church and a lifelong resident of Kerens.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the United
Methodist Church in Kerens. The rites will be conducted by the Rev.
Don Kelley, with interment in the
Kerens City Cemetery.
Survivors include three sisters, Lucy Berry Anderson of Kerens, Edna
Berry Miller of Kerens, and Elizabeth Berry Evans of Athens.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Eugene “Pete” Ross
Jul 1, 1906 - Jan 28, 1970
Rites Friday For L. E. Ross
L. E. (Pete) Ross, 63, a resident of Powell died Wednesday. He was a
retired farmer and a member of the Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Paschal
Funeral Home in Kerens. The rites will be conducted by the Rev.
Frank Biles, with interment in the
Kerens City Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Ross of Powell; one son—Boyce
D. Ross of Austin, one daughter—Joyce Ross of Powell; two
grandchildren; four brothers, Calvin Ross of Kilgore, A. M. Ross of
Houston, L. Z. Ross of Kerens and S. J. Ross of Dallas; three
sisters, Mrs. Jo Etta Phillips of Dallas, Mrs. Ola Johnston of
Kerens, and Mrs. Sue Berry of Kerens.
Pallbearers will be Dub Ainsworth, Alton Ganze, H. J. Thomon, Hardy
Mayo, Sonny Bancroft, J. R. Bush, Charles Kent and Dock Ward.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Thursday, January 29, 1970
- h/o Mary Marie (Thornsberry) Ross married Nov. 4, 1928;
s/o John Solomon Ross & Alpha Omega (Chapman) Ross
- Submitted by
Jul 1, 1908 - Sep 19, 1970
A. H. Massey Dies Tuesday
KERENS (Spl.) Funeral services for Andral H. Massey, who died
Saturday in Houston, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Paschal
Funeral Chapel in Kerens. Burial will be in the
Kerens City Cemetery.
Massey, who resided in Houston, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rose
Massey, and a daughter, Miss Carolyn R. Massey, both of Houston, and
a half brother, Rufus Massey of Kerens.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Monday, Sep 21, 1970
- Death cert. says veteran 1933-1936; h/o Rose Elizabeth (Weiles)
Massey; s/o Rufus Bratton Massey and Martha Minzie (Caldwell)
- Submitted by
William Heath “Willie” Massey
Jun 22, 1894 - Mar 31, 1970
W. H. Massey Dies Tuesday
KERENS (Spl)—Willie Heath Massey, 75, retired farmer and rancher,
died Tuesday in Stephenville where he had resided the past 12 years.
He was a native of Blooming Grove and a former Kerens resident.
The body will arrive Thursday afternoon at the Paschal Funeral Home
to lie in state until the funeral hour.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the First
Baptist Church here with the Rev. Emil V. Becker, pastor of the
First Baptist Church of Stephenville, officiating. He will be
assisted by the Rev. Ralph Stovall, pastor of the Kerens First
Baptist Church. Burial will be in the
Kerens City Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of Stephenville; three sons, Bill G.
Massey, Abilene; C. H. Massey, Phoenix, Ariz., and C. E. Massey, El
Cajon, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. W. O. Adkins, Oceanside, Calif.;
three brothers, Roy and Frank Massey, both Kerens, and John Massey,
Jr., Dallas; and two sisters, Mrs. Ella Kyser, Kerens, and Mrs.
Bennie Mathews, Austin.
KERENS (Spl)—Funeral services were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the
First Baptist Church for Willie H. Massey, 75, former resident who
died Tuesday in Stephenville. The Rev. Emil V. Becker of
Stephenville and the Rev. Ralph Stovall, pastor of the Kerens
church, officiated. Burial was in the
Kerens City Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, one daughter, three brothers and
Oct 23, 1891 - Jan 16, 1971
KERENS (Sp)—Elmore H. Norton, 79, a lifelong resident of Kerens,
died here at his home Saturday following an extended illness.
Although born in Italy, most of his life was spent in Kerens where
he was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist
Church with the Revs. Charles Pringle and Ralph Stovall officiating.
Interment will be in Kerens
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jackie Norton of Kerens; two daughters,
Mrs. W. L. Bain Jr. of Kerens and Mrs. Frank W. Allen of Conroe; one
stepson, Jack Russell of Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Floyd Adkins of
Kerens; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and
Pallbearers will be Arlon Simmons, Bill Kemp, E. K. Howell, Earnest
Conger, R. H. Hilliard, R. A. Bain, James Luther Whorton and Ralph
Sawyer. Honorary Pallbearers include Dr. G. H. Sanders, Johnny
Mills, Tommy Mills, Fred Matlock, Foy Scarbrough, Newt Stovall, Guy
McDowell, and J. A. Paschal.
The Corsicana Daily Sun, Jan 17, 1971
- 1st wife Katie Emma (McGee) Norton married Oct. 15, 1916
2nd Jackie (unk) Russell-Norton s/o Josiah Samuel Norton and
Phoebe Ann Penelope “Neppie” (Alexander) Norton
- Submitted by
Francis Ruth (Marriott)
Mar 30, 1920 - Dec 20, 1970
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home
Chapel for Mrs. Earl Ballew, 50, who was an employe at Memorial
A native of Mabank, Mrs. Ballew was reared at Rice and Moved to
Corsicana in 1963.
The Rev. Randall McCollum officiated for the services and interment
was in Rice Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband Earl Ballew of Corsicana; two sons, Guy
Ballew of Levelland and Robert Ballew of Corsicana; two daughters,
Mrs. Brenda Owens of Dallas and Mrs. Jim Hagle of Houston; two
brothers, Russell Marriott of Corsicana and James Marriott of
Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. G. H. Huddleston of Corsicana, Mrs.
Stella McDaniel of Grand Prairie and Mrs. Ella Parish of Fort Worth;
and four grandchildren.
Nephews were pallbearers.
Oct 27, 1945 - Dec 7, 1970
Ennis Man Dies In Auto Crash
ENNIS (Spl)—Larry Wayne Atchley, 25, Ennis resident since 1965
and formerly of Rice, was fatally injured Monday at 3:30 a.m. in
a Dallas accident that claimed the lives of two other persons
and critically injured two others.
The rear-end collision occurred on Dallas’ R. L. Thornton
An employe of Ennis Business Forms, he moved with his family
from Guntersville, Ala. Where he was born to Rice at the age of
five in 1950. He was married Dec. 29, 1965 to Myrna Sue Fincher
of Ennis and had been an Ennis resident since that time. He was
a member of the Faith Assembly of God Church here.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Bunch
Funeral Chapel with the Rev. W. W. Bryant of Ennis and the Rev.
Mr. Bledsoe officiating. Burial will be in the
He is survived by his wife; one son, Larry Wayne Jr.; his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Gardner Atchley of Rice; two brothers,
Carl Atchley of Corsicana and Floyd Atchley of Los Banos,
Calif.; and four sisters, Mrs. Leroy Hartley of Rice, Mrs.
Raymond Ethridge of Lancaster, Mrs. Ed Rusk of Baton Rouge, La.,
and Mrs. James Bennett of Cleveland, Ohio.
ENNIS Tex. (Spl.)—Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at
the Bunch Funeral Chapel for Larry Wayne Atchley, 25, who was
fatally injured early Monday in a Dallas auto accident. The Rev. W.
W. Bryant of Ennis and the Rev. Mr. Bledsoe officiated. Burial was
in the Rice Cemetery.
A resident of Rice since the age of five, he had moved to Ennis in
1965 upon marrying Miss Myrna Sue Fincher.
Surviving are his wife, a son, his parents, two brothers and four
Jul 21, 1909 - Mar 24, 1970
Requiem mass was read Wednesday at 10 a.m. for Rafael Gonzalez,
60, at the Immaculate Conception Church with the parish priest,
the Rev. A. J. Merkel, officiating. Burial was in the
He died early Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, Three sons, two daughters,
six grandchildren, a sister and several nieces and nephews.
Griffin Funeral Home conducted.
Pallbearers were Sotero Ayala, Joe Castillo, Manuel Flores,
Albert Ovalle, Justino Rasas and John Palos Sr.
R. Gonzalez Dies Tuesday
Rafael Gonzalez, 60, veteran of World War 11 and employe of Rex
Baily & Son, died early Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.
Rosary will be recited tonight at 8 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Home
Requiem mass will be read Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate
Conception Church with the Rev. A. J. Merkel, parrish priest,
officiating. Burial will be in the
He is survived by his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Rafael
Gonzalez, Jr., Corsicana; Manuel Rodriquez, Irving, and Juan
Rodriquez of Japan; two daughters, Mrs. James Elliott, Farmers
Branch, and Mrs. Frank Flores, Irving; one sister, Mrs. Frank Garza;
six grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Griffin’s is in charge of arrangements.
A rosary for Mrs. Lucy Garza will be said Tuesday at 8 p.m. at
Corley Chapel. The Rev. A. J. Merkel will conduct funeral services
Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Interment will be in the Catholic Church. Interment will be in the
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Juanita Guzman of Mexico; one
brother, Pete Garza of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Juanita Ramirez of
Holgate, Ohio and Mrs. Lupe Vasquez of Defiance, Ohio.
Socorro (Guzman) Martinez
Jan 1, 1907 - Dec 3, 1970
Funeral rites were held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate
Conception Church for Mrs. Socorro Martinez who died Thursday. The
Rev. August Merkel officiated. Burial was in the
Calvary Cemetery with
Griffin Funeral Home directing.
Surviving are two sons, two daughters, one sister and a niece.
Nov 13, 1909 - Mar 13, 1970
Funeral services will b held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Church of
the Immaculate Conception for Mrs. Frances A. Stearnes, 60, who died
Friday in Fort Worth where she had resided the past three years. She
was a native of Corsicana and had lived for a number of years at San
The Rev. H. A. Merkel, pastor will officiate and burial will be in
Cemetery. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of local
She is survived by her husband, Sam Stearnes, Fort Worth; three
sons, Reilly D. Stearnes, Sam Stearnes, Jr. and Charles Stearnes,
all of San Diego; one daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Mills, San Diego; one
brother, Phillip J. Bourke, El Paso; and seven grandchildren.
Guadalupe (Soloris) Lopez
Dec 12, 1900 - Oct 1, 1970
Mrs. Lopez Dies Thursday
Mrs. Guadalupe Lopez, 68, died Thursday at her home at 601 East
Services have been set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of
Immaculate Conception. Officiating will be the Rev. A. J. Merkel.
Burial will be in the
under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be held Friday at 8 p.m. in Corley Funeral Chapel.
Survivors include her husband, Louis Lopez of Corsicana, one
daughter, Mrs. Mary Costello of Corsicana; seven grandchildren and
May 14, 1889 - Mar 30, 1972
BLOOMING GROVE—Mrs. Florence Marlowe, 82, a resident of Dallas for
the past 28 years and a former resident of Blooming Grove, died at
about 3 p.m. Thursday in a Dallas hospital.
Her husband, George Marlowe, preceded her in death, July 10, 1944.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the McCormick Funeral Home
Chapel here with the Rev. Bobby Oliver officiating.
Burial will be in the
Dresden Cemetery with nephews serving as pallbearers.
Survivors include a son, M. E. Burks of Fort Worth; three daughters,
Mrs. Esther Patterson of Dallas, Mrs. Paul Walling of Dallas and
Mrs. Victor Miller of Plano; three stepsons and three
step-daughters; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; a
sister, Mrs. L. C. Deaton of Corsicana.
May 10, 1895 - Jan 10, 1972
E. A. Reeder
Evan Azer Reeder, 3044 Layton, Haltom City, died Monday at his home.
Funeral services will be at Gause-Ware Funeral Home’s Northeast
Chapel in Fort Worth Wednesday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Bill Moffet will
officiate, and burial will be at 2 p.m. in the
A former resident of the Jester community, Mr. Reeder is survived by
his widow, Mrs. Lucy Mae Reeder; sons J. F. of Eureka, Monroe of
Levelland, Jerry of Purdon, Thurl of Temple and Ronny of Fort Worth;
daughters, Mrs. Letha Kight of New Boston, Mrs. Verrena Luce of
Lexington, Ky., Mrs. Gledus Weiborn of Levelland and Mrs. Wanda
Spurrier of Dallas; one brother, Z. L. Reeder of McKinney; 17
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Samuel Wells "Dub" Osborne
Sep 29, 1917 - Apr 9, 2005
S.W. "Dub" Osborne , 87
Died: Saturday, April 09, 2005, in Ft. Worth, Texas
An informal celebration of the Life of S.W. (Dub)
Osborne, 87, of Grandview will be conducted at 10:30
a.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2005 in the Cleburne Funeral
Home Chapel. Dr. Joe Stephens will officiate. Burial
will be in the DFW National Cemetery in Dallas.
Mr. Osborne passed away Saturday, April 9, 2005 in Ft.
Worth. He was born September 27, 1917 in Corsicana, TX.
to Albert Lee and Georgia Arlena Wells Osborne. He
started school in Hillsboro and lived in Johnson County
since the 1920's. He enlisted in the 36th Division Texas
National Guard in Johnson County in 1939 and served in
the 132nd Field Artillery as a truck driver until the
end of WWII. He remained a
member of the 36th Division Association attending many
annual reunions. Mr. Osborne was a member of the
Arrowhead Chapter of the Military Vehicle Preservation
Association and enjoyed remembering and sharing stories
of his WWII adventures in North Africa, Gremany, Austria
and the invasions of Southern France and Italy. He was
an avid reader and a lifelong stockman, raising cattle,
trading horses and running fox with his beloved hounds.
He retired from the Santa Fe R.R. in the 1960's and
served as a Johnson County Deputy under Sheriff Cliff
Benson from 1969-1972. He married Sandra Sue Harris on
October 13, 1972 in Hamilton. They moved to Grandview in
1975 and raised, trained and showed a bloodline of
spotted donkeys and mules that is still known throughout
the U.S. and in 3 foreign countries. Mr. Osborne served
as Regional Rep. and Registry Inspector for the American
Donkey and Mule Society and was 2-time President of the
Southwestern Donkey and Mule Society (awarded a lifetime
membership in 2000) and was a member of Terry's Texas
Rangers SCV Camp. He was a former member and officer in
the Midway Saddle Club, Burleson Mounties and Alvarado
Range Riders riding clubs.
Survivors include his wife Sandra Osborne of Grandview;
sons, Charles Osborne and wife Dorris of Cleburne, Jerry
Osborne of Carlsbad, N.M.; daughter, JoAnne Frizzell and
husband Jimmy of Cleburne; sister, Roberta Cashion of
Cleburne; grandchildren, great grandchildren, great
great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Jesse,
Clyde and Jack; sisters Loucille Fouston, Bernice Jones,
Vesta Irwin, Mary Holloway and Marie Prater.
Mary Jo Renfro Lewis Dixon
abt 1936 - July 1, 2014
Mary Jo Renfro Lewis Dixon, 78, of Corsicana, passed
away Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at her residence. Funeral
services are 12 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the
Calvary Worship Center located at 1364 North Beaton
Street, Corsicana, Texas. Interment will follow at
Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson
Frederick "Fred" Henry
Nov 30, 1930 - July 2, 2014
Barlow, 83, of Chatfield passed away Wednesday, July 2,
2014 in Ennis at Ennis Regional Medical Center. He was
born Nov. 30, 1930 in Corsicana to Bill and Betsy
Barlow. He married Eva Marie Aldama on Nov.
26, 1965 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Fred
retired from Tom's Food in 1993 as a maintenance
supervisor. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church.
He loved being with his family and supported the
grandchildren in all of their athletic events.
He is preceded in death by parents, four brothers,
Barney, Cortis, Curtis and Lester Barlow; and sister
He leaves behind his loving wife of 48 years, Eva Barlow
of Chatfield; son, Greg Barlow and wife Mona of
Chatfield; grandchildren, Hagen Barlow and Reece Barlow
both of Chatfield; brother B.C. Barlow and wife Florence
of Corsicana; numerous other family members.
Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014
at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014
at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick
Lamb of Northside Baptist Church officiating. Burial
will follow at
Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Bob
Grant, Chad Grant, Carroll Moran, Richard Aldama, Gary
Talley, Sandy Barlow. Honorary pallbearer will be Mike
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American
Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard St.,
Alexandria, VA 22311 or www.diabetes.org
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home,
William Slater "Doc"
Aug 11, 1924 - July 7, 2014
William ‘Doc’ Slater Rutherford, 89, of Kerens, passed away
Monday, July 7, 2014 at the ETMC Hospital in Athens, Texas.
He is preceded in death by one grandson, Justin Perry.
Doc is survived by his wife, Jewel Gotcher Rutherford of Kerens;
daughters, Pamela Whitt of Littleton, Colorado and Patti Perry
of Terrell, Texas; brother, Ira Rutherford of Canton; four
grandchildren, Carly Jones of Colorado, Rev. Jared Whitt of
Longwood, Florida, Clint Perry of Forney, Texas and Callie Perry
of Terrell, Texas.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at
Paschal Funeral Home.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014
in the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jared Whitt and
Brian Lowe officiating. Burial will follow in the
Paschal Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
May 6, 1941 - July 6, 2014
the early morning hours of Sunday, July 6, 2014, Leila
Cosby, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and teacher
passed away at her home in Frost, Texas, surrounded by
those who loved her most. Leila was married for 50 years
to the love of her life, Dale Cosby. She was the beloved
mother of Claire Ann Cosby Skierski and adored
grandmother of James and Casey Skierski, all of Grand
Prairie. Additionally, she is survived by Luther Lee and
Dorothy Campbell, Douglas Campbell, Kathleen and Mark
Walker, and her many nieces and nephews.
Her parents Luther Lee and Madelyn Ruth Campbell precede
her in death.
Mrs. Cosby, as she was well known, taught English in
several school districts over her 32 years of teaching
including Frisco, Sinton, Spurger, Frost, and Ganado
ISDs in addition to a year of teaching with both Dale
and Claire at Al Hedayah Academy in Arlington, Texas. In
this time, her belief in her students and insistence on
high performance changed thousands of lives. Whether it
was in the classroom or for one of the many academic
contests in which she was involved, she inspired
excellence in her students.
After retirement, she became an avid quilter and her
grandsons were the lucky recipients of many of those
quilts. James and Casey were the joy of her life, and
they enjoyed a close relationship with her.
The discovery of pancreatic cancer in May was a shock,
and her decline after the diagnosis, swift. She passed
away as she wished, however, at home with her family. To
say she will be missed does not do justice to this loss,
but she will be missed.
Memorial service will be held 11:00 am Friday, July 11,
2014 at Frost United Methodist Church.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
May 25, 1925 - Jun 24, 2014
Edward B. Shivers, 89, of Weatherford passed away Tuesday, June 24,
2014 at Weatherford Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will
be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014 at
Oakwood Cemetery with
Pastor Sonny Buckingham officiating. Interment with military honors
will follow the service.
Corley Funeral Home
Jan 6, 1941 - June 26, 2014
Hubert Floyd Howerton, 73, of Dawson, passed away Thursday, June 26,
2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be
10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Unity Baptist Church in Corsicana
with Pastor Chad Owens officiating. Interment will follow in
Liberty Hill Cemetery
near Dawson. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.
Mr. Hubert Floyd Howerton, 73, of Dawson, passed away Thursday, June
2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be
10:00 am Saturday, June 28 at Unity Baptist Church in Corsicana with
Pastor Chad Owens officiating. Interment will follow in
Liberty Hill Cemetery
Floyd was born January 6, 1941 in Hugo, Oklahoma to Albert and Mary
(Roden) Howerton. He had lived in the Dawson area since 1973 where
he owned and operated Howerton’s Paint and Body. Floyd was a veteran
having served in the Army.
He was proceeded in death by his parents; two brothers, Raymond
Howerton and Marvin Howerton and an uncle, William Howerton.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Patricia Howerton; four
daughters, Lana Lewis, Madelene Kendrick, Tammy Detrick and Julie
Barnson; seven grandchildren, Cindy Orr, Casey McCulloch, Lucy
Williams, David Detrick, Thomas Spencer, Laura Coates and Amy
Barnson; 16 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Wesley Howerton,
Troy Howerton and Edward Howerton; two sisters, Maderneen Hanna and
Dessi Howerton and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other
extended family member and friends.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Spencer, David Detrick, Ronnie Detrick,
Vess Barnson, Daniel McCulloch and James Williams.
- h/o Patricia Sue (Stephenson) Howerton; s/o Albert
Howerton & Mary (Roden) Howerton
Betty Sue (Hammond) Allison
Mar. 4, 1930 - Jun. 29, 2014
Sue (Hammond) Allison passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014
Graveside rites will take place on Tuesday, July 1st at
1:00 p.m. at the Texas Veterans Cemetery, 7457 W. Lake
Rd, Abilene, TX, under the direction of Edwards Funeral
Home of Eastland, TX.
Betty was born in the Lake Abilene area on March 4, 1930
to Jack and Bee Hammonds. She graduated from Tuscola
High School and Hardin Simmons University. Betty taught
school for 32 years in a number of places in Texas.
Betty married Guy Allison on May 23, 1952. Guy passed
away in 2004.
She is survived by her brothers, Jack of Pleasanton, CA,
and Pat of Costa Rica. Also surviving is a nephew,
Shannon Hammonds; an adopted niece-daughter, Gayle
Harding of Cisco and Mesquite, TX; and Allison nieces
She is preceded in death by her parents, and husband.
Memorials may be made to the Gordon Library, or to your
favorite church or charity.
Edwards Funeral Home, Eastland, Tx.
- Texas Veterans Cemetery, Abilene, Tx.
- Submitted by
- w/o Guy Allison married May 23, 1952; d/o Edward Shannon
"Jack" Hammonds & Ellie Bee (Gillen) Hammonds buried in Rose
Hill cemetery, Blooming Grove, Tx.
Apr 11, 1875 - Jan 23, 1966
D. A. Luker, 90, Rites Monday
KERENS, Jan. 24 (Spl)—D. A. Luker, 90, died at his home here
Sunday. Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the
Paschal Chapel with burial in the
Kerens City cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Otis Brown, pastor of the First
Native of Wisconsin, Luker moved to Kerens from Austin two years
ago. He was a member of the Christian church, Masonic Lodge, and
Surviving are his wife of Kerens, a son, Phil E. Luker, Decatur;
three daughters, Mrs. A. H. Rawlins and Mrs. Helen Barnes, both
of Kerens, and Mrs. O. L. Streetman, Tyler; nine grandchildren,
three great-grandchildren, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Tillman Reed, Jack Reed, Henry Atkeison,
Kenneth Sessions, Stanton Ragsdale and Bill Berry.
Jessie Andrew Griffis
May 13, 1882 - Mar 9, 1966
J. A. Griffis Dies Thursday
KERENS (Spl)—Jessie A. Griffis, 82, native of Kerens, died in an
Athen hospital Thursday morning.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the First
Baptist church, of which he was a member, with burial in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mary Alice Holiman, Kerens;
Mrs. Osie E. Hopkins, Dallas, and Mrs. Clarence R. Hancock,
Kerens; two sons, Hale Griffis, Hempstead, and Joe T. Griffis,
Dallas; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Elmer Sloan, Johnny Scott, Newt Stovall,
Louis Collins, Dudie Radney and M. J. Crawford.
Sep 23, 1914 - Feb 15, 1966
Mrs. Johnston Dies Tuesday
KERENS (Spl)—Mrs. Elizabeth Johnston, 51, native of
Malakoff, died in Houston Tuesday. She was a teacher and had
resided in Houston 25 years.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the
Paschal Chapel here with burial in the
cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy Lee Jones
Mrs. Johnston was a Baptist.
Surviving are her husband, C. C. (Jack) Johnston, Houston;
three daughters, Mrs. Richard Scott, Mrs. Ray Perkins and
Miss Carla Johnston, all of Houston; mother, Mrs. Mary E.
McCleary, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Mason,
Hillsboro; Mrs. Bob Paschal, Corsicana, and Mrs. Emma
Gennins, Terrell; a brother, A. Y. Kilcrease, Corsicana, and
Nephews were pallbearers.
Hermon Marshall Allred
Oct 28, 1903 - May 19, 1966
H. M. Allred, 62, Rites Saturday
KERENS (Spl)—Hermon Marshall Allred, 62, native of
Lufkin, died Thursday at his residence in the Rural
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from
the Paschal Chapel with burial in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Yank Ross and Rev.
Grady Cook, Baptist ministers.
Surviving are his wife of Kerens, three daughters, Mrs.
Cecil (Marcelle) Oberby, Waco; Mrs. Herman (Patty)
Holloway, Kerens, and Mrs. Sammy (Billie) Baggett,
Greenville; three granddaughters, Margaret Hompson, and
Cecelia Overby, both of Waco, and Susan Baggett,
Greenville; a grandson, Ronnie Baggett, Greenville;
mother, Mrs. Nora Allred, Corsicana; five brothers,
Floyd, Perry, Preston, and A. J. Allred, all of
Corsicana, and R. V. Allred, Ennis and other relatives.
Danielle Lea Lopez
Mar 14, 1992 - June 20, 2014
Lea Lopez, 22, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, June
20, 2014. She was born March 14, 1992 in Oak Cliff to
Rudy Lopez and Paula Ann Shelton Lopez.
She was a 2014 graduate of Corsicana High School where
she was crowned special needs program Prom Queen. She
was also Prom Princess in 2013.
She loved to dance with the Calicos, go walking, collect
purses and eat ice cream. She enjoyed school more than
anything. Her teachers and friends in class were the
highlight of her day. She will forever be known as the
She is survived by her parents, Rudy and Paula Lopez of
Corsicana; siblings, Ashly Lopez, Zachary Lopez, Jordan
Lopez, Alex Lopez and Matthew Lopez and grandparents,
Shirley Shelton and Mike and Rebecca Lopez.
Visitation will be 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 23,
2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 3 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 at Word
Alive Church with Pastor Gary Stone officiating. Burial
will follow at
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Rosellen (Carver) Kelly
Nov 4, 1945 - June 13, 2014
Rosellen Kelly, 68, of Mexia, formerly of Corsicana,
went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on
Friday, June 13, 2014 after surgery in Waco. Cleo was
born Nov. 4, 1945 to Elisha (Bully) and Clara Carver and
was a long time resident of Corsicana. She was a loving
mother and Nanny and could brighten anyones day with her
ability to make you laugh even during the toughest
Cleo is preceded in death by her parents Elisha (Bully)
and Clara Carver; brother, Earl Carver; nephews, Kevin
Haynes and Dirk Messer; daughter-in-law Betty DeChaume
and brother-in-law, Bill Prince.
She is survived by her children, Richard Kelly, Heather
Kelly, Michele and husband Tim Easley, Renee and husband
Terry Sanchez and Jeff Kelly and wife Carol Turner all
of Corsicana; sisters, LaRue Prince of Mexia, Jewel
Haynes of Syracuse, NY; brothers, Frank Carver of Barry,
Clayton Carver of Barry and Calvin Carver of Amarillo.
She is also survived by many beloved grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2014 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Celebration of life services will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday, June 21,
2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with David Bolden
and Tim Easley officiating. Cleo will be laid to rest at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rickey
Beck, Eric Hancock, Rodney Carver, Quintin Carver, Zack
Carver and Phillip Mesker.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home,
Charlie H. Bowen
Oct 9, 1899 - Mar 2, 1970
LA MARQUE - Charlie H. Bowen, 70, of 1531
Bayou Road, La Marque, died in Galveston
County Memorial Hospital Monday.
Funeral services are pending at Ernken-Linton
Bowen drove a taxi in La Marque for many
years and belonged to the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Bowen of
La Marque; four daughters, Mrs. Ethel Bevins
of Abilene, Mrs. J. B. Hopkins of Kiefer,
Okla., Miss Charlene Becker of La Marque,
and Mrs. Joseph Earl Sommerville Jr. of La
Marque; two sisters, Mrs. Leo Reed of Waco
and Mrs. Calvin Dunagan of Emmett, Texas;
and nine grandchildren.
Richard Allmon “Rick” Marett
Nov 28, 1949 - Jun 21, 1965
Richard Marett Services Held Here
Funeral services for Richard (Rick)
Marrett, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Don Marrett, 1915 Mimosa drive, were
held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the
Church of the Immaculate Conception with
burial in the
Catholic cemetery. The rites were
conducted by Rev. Anthony Furgal. The
Rosary was recited Tuesday at 8 p.m. at
the Corley Chapel.
Young Marett was killed Monday night
when a pick-up occupied by five
teenagers overturned on the James
Collins Junior High School campus and
pinned him under the vehicle. The
pick-up, police said, was driven by Mike
Gibson. Others in the vehicle at the
time are listed as John Tatum, Dwayne
Campbell and Dennis Cooper. The others
A Corley ambulance carried the youth to
Memorial hospital where he was
pronounced dead and Justice of the Peace
W. H. Tipton returned a coroner’s
verdict of accidental death.
Surviving are the parents, a sister,
Ann, and two brothers, Rod and Hoffman
Marett, all of Corsicana, and
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J.
Hoffman, Gadsden, Ala, and Mrs. Chester
Gait, Atlanta, Ga.
Pallbearers were Bill McKay, Tom
Parnell, J. V. Adams, Jim Stephenson,
Grant Johnson, Jr. and Dr. L. E. McGary.
Frankie Pierce Morris
Feb 18, 1913 - Jan 20, 1965
Frankie Morris Dies Saturday
Frankie Morris, 51, employe of the
U. S. Gypsum Co., 451 North
Twenty-Sixth street, died in
Memorial hospital Saturday
Funeral services were held Monday at
10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.
Burial was in the
Catholic cemetery. The rites
were conducted by Rev. Steve Massie,
pastor of the First Christian
Surviving are his wife, a daughter,
Debbie Morris; a son, Frankie Don
Morris; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Zeb
Morris, all of Corsicana; two
brothers, Billy Morris, Waco, and Z.
B. Morris, Shreveport, La.; four
sisters, Mrs. W. S. Ward, Purdon;
Mrs. LeRoy Reed, Kerens; Mrs. C. O.
Nicholson, Shreveport, La.; and Miss
Martha Morris, Corsicana, and a
number of nieces, nephews and other
Pallbearers were Haddix Boldin, Doug
Brown, Basil Follis, Ronnie Miller,
Louis Kormos, Neil Broughton, H. Q.
Haynes and Johnny Chirafis.
Jul 10, 1882 - May 10, 1965
Plan Services John Mizioe
Funeral services for John Mizioe,
82, retired textile worker, who
was found dead of a heart attack
Monday at 1813 Sycamore, will be
held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from
the Church of the Immaculate
Conception. The rites will be
conducted by Rev. A. J. Merkel,
pastor. Burial will be in the
Surviving is one daughter, Mrs.
Ronald Marchand, 1813 Sycamore,
with whom he had resided for
He was a native of Poland and
lived in Massachusetts before
coming to Corsicana.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Tuesday, May 11, 1965
- Obit says John Mizioe,
death certificate says John
Della Marchand’s death
certificate say father is
- Submitted by
James Howard Duffield
Jan 28, 1945 - Feb 28, 2011
James Howard Duffield, age 66, of Frost, passed away
Monday, February 28, 2011 at Ennis Regional Hospital. He
was born January 28, 1945 in McAlister, Oklahoma to
Vaughn and Vernell Duffield.
Mr. Duffield was a U.S.
Army veteran, serving from 1968 to 1974.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Duffield; daughters,
Becci and Kyla Duffield; grandchildren, Maisie Duffield,
Addisyn Duffield, Christian Stuart and Jonathon Cotton;
brothers, Danny and Norman Duffield; sister, Brenda
Latham; Mother-in-law, Jettie Bell; brother-in-law,
Steve Marr; sister-in-law, Diane Crumpton; and a
multitude of nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be 6:00 to 8:00 PM on
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, March 3,
2011 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will
Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers are Danny Duffield,
Steve Marr, Dale Farmer, Dennis Crumpton, Preston Stuart
and Gale Ramm. Honorary Pallbearer is Chris Warren.
George David Andrews
Mar 25, 1935 - June 11, 2014
David Andrews, 79, of Dallas, Texas passed away
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Brodie Ranch Rehabilitation
and Health Care Center in Austin. He was born March 25,
1935 in Ada, Oklahoma to David Hudson “Duck” and Pauline
His wife Susie precedes him in death.
He is survived by his son, David Andrews and wife,
Jennie and granddaughter Emily Claire Andrews. George is
also survived by his brother Bruce “Jerry” Andrews.
George lived life to the fullest whenever the
opportunity presented itself. Having contracted polio
when he was 2 years old, George's life was one of
physical struggle, but mental achievement. As one of the
first children diagnosed with that disease, he spent
much of his youth in the Scottish Rite Hospital. It was
here he developed a love for games of chance. He would
spend hours playing solitaire and penny poker with the
nurses and orderlies. Skills both shared and sharpened
by many of his friends and family back in Corsicana.
That passion evolved into a love of numbers, and he went
on to be one of the first in his family to graduate
college earning a BFA in accounting from North Texas
State University in 1957.
George spent 34 years as an accountant for Continental
Battery Company in Dallas. His working days were with
Continental, but his nights reserved for a variety of
card games, bowling alleys, nightclubs and social halls.
He eventually married his childhood sweetheart, Susie
Mullican in 1974 and “settled” down into family life.
Despite being confined to a wheel chair, George was
always quick to tell you his thoughts, and enjoyed his
routines. He believed any day was better after a good
breakfast, and you should always “bet on the grey
George's thoughts were given without filter, as much as
his heart given without reserve. His spirit and
enthusiasm for life, sporting events and games of chance
will be missed. As a fellow believer in Christ, we take
comfort in knowing we will see him again one day playing
dominoes and cards with friends and family members of
Visitation with the family will be held from 1 to 2:30
p.m. Sunday, June 20, 2014.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
June 29, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.
Randal Whitt officiating. The burial of his cremains
will take place at a later date with a private family
Oct 30, 1924 - Jun 27, 2014
Daiches Rosen died peacefully at home, accompanied by
her loving family, on Friday, June 27, 2014. Born in
Corsicana, Texas in 1924, Roslyn (“RaRa” to her
grandchildren) was the only child of the late Dr.
and Mrs. Sam Daiches. She attended UT Austin and SMU,
majoring in Business Administration. She met her
husband, Maurice R. Rosen, after he returned from World
War II and together they raised two sons, Stan and Bob,
who were their pride and joy.
The family business, Daiches Jewelers, was a fixture in
downtown Corsicana from 1918 until 1977. After the death
of her beloved Maurice, she moved to Dallas to be closer
to her family. Roslyn cherished her childhood friends
and maintained a close connection with them. She
regularly attended her grandchildren’s school events,
birthday parties, and sporting events, both in Dallas
and Los Angeles. She enjoyed traveling, playing bridge,
Mahjong, and Skip-Bo, as well as attending movies,
concerts, and plays. Roslyn played the piano, stayed
current on world events, and remained connected to her
friends and grandchildren, often through Facebook.
Her love and commitment to Temple Beth-El in Corsicana
and Temple Emanu-El in Dallas were everlasting. In the
weeks prior to her death, she attended her
granddaughter’s wedding where she not only danced, but
also delivered a beautiful impromptu speech. Guests
commented that they wanted to “be like RaRa” when they
Roslyn is survived by her sons, Stanley G. Rosen and
Robert K. Rosen, daughters-in-law Anne Rosen and Sally
Rosen, and grandchildren Matthew Rosen, Benjamin Rosen,
Rebecca Rosen, Marcus Rosen, David Rosen, Betsy Rosen,
Allison and Barrett Lidji, Mary and Jake Rohe, Katie and
John Infantino, and Shelby and Sam Infantino; nieces and
nephews including Andrea and Harlan Davis, Sam Utay and
her son, Hank, Joe and Carol Utay, Karen Utay, and many
other nieces and nephews from around the globe.
Friends and family alike will dearly miss Roslyn “Ra
A Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, June
30, 2014 at Temple Emanu-El in Linz Hall, 8500 Hillcrest
Ave., Dallas, TX 72225. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Katherine F. Baum Adult Education
Fund at Temple Emanu-El Dallas, or to the charity of
your choice. Sparkman-Hillcrest.
Sept 29, 1939 - June 12, 2014
Jane Rutherford, 74, of Canton passed away Thursday,
June 12, 2014 at the Hospice of East Texas Homeplace in
Tyler, Texas. She was born Sept. 29, 1939 in Marshall,
Illinois to Edwin and Anna Belle Waller Hawley.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a
homemaker, and enjoyed taking care of her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Anna
Belle Hawley; brother, Don Stephens; sisters, Shirley
Evans and Margaret Garrett.
She is survived by her husband, Ira “Pee wee” Rutherford
of Canton; sons, Tony Seals of Terrell and Troy Seals
and wife Pam of Waxahachie; daughters, Phyllis
Cunningham of Ben Wheeler, Pam Blair of Ben Wheeler, and
Denise Prow and husband Steve of Canton; step-son, Greg
West and wife Libby of Dallas; step-daughter, Debbie
Ebarb of Canton; 12 grandchildren, 19 great
grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
Monday, June 16, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June
17, 2014 at Oakwood Cemetery with Mr. Brian Lowe
officiating. Interment will follow in
Bobby Lee Graves
Apr 19, 1939 - June 23, 2014
Bobby Lee Graves, 75, of Corsicana passed away Monday,
June 23, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield, Texas.
He was born April 19, 1939 in Corsicana to Joe Douglas
and Hazel Olsen Graves.
He was employed for 25 years with Chattanooga Glass
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Douglas and
Hazel Graves; and a brother, Doug Graves.
He is survived by his son, Leslie Graves of Temple;
special friend and very loving caregiver, Betty Rousey
of Corsicana; brothers, Joe Graves and wife Bonnie of
Kerens, and Wesley Graves and wife Sandra of Snyder;
sisters, Mary Lou James and husband Johnnie of Scurry,
Kathy Pritchett and husband Wayne of Belton, and Brenda
Phillips of Belton; and numerous nieces, nephews, and
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June
26, 2014 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr.
Jimmie Glenn officiating. Interment will follow in
Pallbearers will be Mike Self, Chuck Estill, Kip Whorton,
Donnie Grace, Gene Grace, and Kenny Grace.
Memorial contribution may be made to a charity of your
Katherine Polk Watts
Oct 24, 1921 - June 26, 2014
Sister Katherine “Mama Kitty” Polk Watts departed
this life Thursday, June 26, 2014. She was born Oct.
24, 1921 in Palmer, Texas to parents Frank and
She had been a member of Bethel African Methodist
Episcopal Church since 1942.
She is preceded in death by her parents; three
brothers, Frank Polk Jr., Vess Polk Sr., and Harris
Odell Polk; her husband, Vivian Watts Jr.; son,
Billy Watts; granddaughter Kathryn Holt Powell and
great-granddaughter, LaKeshia Donaldson.
Leaving to cherish her memories are four sisters,
Bertha Ford, Velma Thomas, Vinie Elias and Jean
Black; one son, Charles Watts (Marjorie); three
daughters, Carrie Holt (Samuel), Ruby Campbell
(Robert), and Margie Elmore (Fred); one adopted son,
James “Billy” Kennedy; also a devoted grandson
Michael (Joanne) Donaldson; nine grandchildren, 22
great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren; a
host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special
Viewing will be from 12 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 4,
2014 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, 1236 N.
Business Highway 45, Corsicana.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 5,
2014 at Bethel AME Church.
Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Jan 11, 1943 - June 27, 2014
Roberta R. Brewer, born Jan. 11, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois,
passed away Friday, June 27, 2014. Roberta loved the Bible and
its hope of living forever on a paradise earth without sickness
and death. She spent many years talking about this hope with
others. Roberta was baptized as one of the Jehovah’s Witness 60
years ago and remained active in the ministry until her death.
She is preceded in death by parents, Robert and Emma Lee Walker
and granddaughter, Hayden Ruth Hauskins.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Horace Brewer; two
daughters, Tabitha Brewer of Texas and Rebekka Hauskins and
husband Randy of Oregon; two granddaughters, Madison Hauskins
and Josie Hauskins; three sisters, Deborah Walker of Whitney;
Eunice Crawford and husband Mike of Summit, South Dakota and
Mary Day and husband Verne of Corsicana; one brother, Robert E.
Walker and wife Debra of Carthage.
Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014 at
4124 W. Highway 31, Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
May 10, 1938 - July 8, 2014
Peggy Yvonne Barlow, 76, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday,
July 8, 2014.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2014 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Chapel. Burial will follow at
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Peggy Barlow, 76, of Corsicana passed away July 8, 2014.
She was born May 10, 1938 in Italy, Texas to Aubrey
Henderson and Nancy Smith Henderson.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Jean Longazel.
She is survived by her life mate, George Staley;
daughter, Peggy Robinson and husband Harvey of Eureka
and one brother, Billy Henderson of Red Oak; seven
grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great
Visitation will be Friday, July 11, 2014 from 6:00 -
8:00 pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will
be 2:00pm Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at
Pallbearers will be Robby Robinson, Cody Robinson, Kevin
Robinson, Tommy Ragan and Harold Moore.
- Submitted by
- d/o Aubrey Henderson & Nancy (Smith)
Mar 27, 1926 - July 4, 2014
services for Mrs. Ora Lee Bryant Hamilton, 88, of Kerens
will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2014 at New
Bethel Baptist Church, 101 Elm Flat Road, Kerens. Burial
will follow in the
Cemetery, Round Prairie, under the direction of
Garmon Funeral Home of Henderson.
Ora Lee Hamilton was born in Floydada, Texas on March
27, 1926, daughter of Norman and Judiah Walker Bryant.
Ora Lee spent her early education years in Goodlow Park,
Texas. Ora Lee Bryant united in marriage to Henry Starks
soon after he returned from his tour of duty in World
Unto this union of 23 years, Lonnie E., Henry Jr.,
Barbara Ann, Judy Ann and Norman L. were born.
In 1958, Ora Lee graduated from the East Los Angeles
City College as a Licensed Vocational Nurse and in 1976,
she graduated from the Los Angeles Trade Tech College
with a degree in Nursing. Ora Lee married Willie
Hamilton in Los Angeles, California in 1968 and for many
years she worked as a nurse for the Veteran’s
Administration Hospital, West Los Angeles Hospital and
UCLA Medical Center as an Intensive Care Unit Nurse.
After retiring from Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
in 1985, Ora Lee and Willie moved to Goodlow, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Norman
and Judiah Bryant; husbands, Henry Starks and Willie
Hamilton; siblings, Norman L.
Bryant, Myrtle B. Hunt, Eddie B. Giddings and Hazel Lee
Hayden; son, Henry Starks and son-in-law, Rayfield
On Friday, July 4, 2014 Ora Lee Hamilton departed this
life to enter into Eternal Rest leaving her loving
memories to be cherished by her loving children: Lonnie
E. Starks (Ora), Barbara Ann Moss (Joe), Judy Ann
Washington and Norman Starks (Rosemary); grandchildren,
Carlton Washington, Robert Washington, Tracie Jones
(Cedric), Lonnie, Jr., Jason Moss, Loretta Moss Bolden,
Henry Starks, Bryan Stephens, Norman Starks (Nicole),
Amber Starks, Laurice (Missy) Starks, Chris Starks and
Justin Starks; many great-grandchildren and two
great-great grandchildren; three brothers, Otis D.
Bryant (Sharon), Lonnie B. Bryant (Jean) and Lewis D.
Bryant (Edna); many nieces, nephews, great-nieces;
great-nephews, cousins and friends who will miss her
Public viewing for Mrs. Hamilton will be on Thursday,
July 10, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Garmon Funeral Home,
900 N. Van Buren St., Henderson Texas 75652.
Feb 2, 1914 - Jun 16, 1971
Funeral services for Mrs. Jo Nell Foley, 57,
Garland, a native of Rice, will be at 10 a.m.
Friday at the Weiland-Merritt Funeral Chapel in
Dallas. Graveside rites will be at 12 noon
Friday at the
Cemetery. Griffin Funeral Home will conduct
the graveside rites.
She died Wednesday morning in a Dallas hospital.
She is survived by her husband, William J.
Foley, Dallas; and her mother, Mrs. Claudia
Claudia Mell (Holland) Starnes
Feb 2, 1888 - Oct 29, 1975
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the
Connally-Compton Funeral Chapel in Waco for
Mrs. Claudia Starnes, 87, resident of Waco,
who died Wednesday in Waco.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m.
Saturday at the
Cemetery in Rice. The Rice services will
be under the direction of Corley Funeral
She was a former postmistress of Rice.
Survivors include several nephews.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Thursday, Oct 30, 1975
- w/o J. Bill Starnes married may
15, 1912; d/o Joseph W. “Joe” Holland &
Josephine Agnes “Josie” (Turner) Holland
- Submitted by
B. (Moschel) Blount
Nov 25, 1878 - Dec 1, 1971
Services for Mrs. Mary B. Blount, 93, a
former Rice resident, are set for 2 p.m.
today in the First Baptist Church in
Rice. Burial is to be in the
Rice Cemetery under directions of J.
E. Keever Mortuary in Ennis. She died
Wednesday in Dallas at the home of her
daughter and son-in-law. She was born in
Ill., Nov. 25, 1877 and came to Texas
with her parents in 1882. Her husband,
T. B. Blount died in 1961.
A member of the Methodist church, she
lived with her daughter for the last
five years. Survivors include a son, F.
T. Blount of Amarillo; one daughter,
Mrs. R. D. Armstrong of Dallas; three
grandchildren and three
Theophilis B. Blount
Jun 20, 1876 - Mar 24, 1961
T. B. Blount, 83, Fatally Hurt On
T. B. Blount, 83, farmer of Rice,
died in Ennis Memorial hospital
Friday afternoon of injuries
received earlier in the day when his
chest was crushed by a tractor.
Blount was reported working on a
tractor at his farm three miles
north of Rice when he accidentally
knocked the machine into gear. He
was rushed to the Ennis hospital
where he died 1 1-2 hours later.
Funeral services were held from the
Haynie Memorial Methodist church in
Rice Saturday at 3 p.m. with burial
The rites were conducted by Rev. H.
O. Abbott, pastor.
Surviving are his wife of Rice; a
daughter, Mrs. Dale Armstrong; a
son, Forest Blount, Amarillo; a
grandson, two granddaughters, and
Pallbearers were J. K. Bradley,
Luther Murff, Clarence Mahaley,
Garth Hodge, O. L. Gilbert and A. D.
Annie Mary (Ferguson)
Sep 26, 1896 - Aug 7, 1971
Services are to be at 2 p.m.
Sunday at Bunch Funeral Home for
Mrs. Annie Anderson, 74.
Burial will be in
Mrs. Anderson died early
Saturday in the home of her
daughter in Ennis.
She was married to Pannill
Anderson of Chatfield Feb. 23,
1931. They lived in Chatfield
and Alma before moving to Ennis
in 1958. She was a retired
seamstress and a member of the
Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter,
Mrs. Theodore R. Collard of
Ennis; five grandchildren, eight
brothers, Robert L. Ferguson of
Palmer and Jack Ferguson of
Wills Point; and a sister, Mrs.
F. E. Harrison of Route 1,
Aug. 27, 1904 - Dec. 5, 1971
L. G. Amaya
Graveside rites and burial
were at 10 a.m. Tuesday for
Lupe G. Amaya, 67, 817 N.
Beaton St., a retired city
employe found dead Sunday in
his home of natural causes.
The Rev. August J. Merkel of
Immaculate Conception Church
officiated. Burial was in
Calvary Catholic Cemetery
under direction of the
Griffin Funeral Home.
A native of Robstown, he was
found dead in his home
Sunday by Police called by
concerned neighbors who had
not seen him for several
His survivors, if any, had
not been determined today,
according to Griffin Funeral
Jan 2, 1901 - Apr 6,
Mrs. Macarie Gonzales,
70, of Twilight Home,
died Tuesday in Memorial
Hospital. A native of
San Angelo, she had been
a Corsicana resident for
Funeral services were
Wednesday at 10 a.m. at
Church with the Rev.
officiating. Burial was
here under direction of
Griffin Funeral Home.
Rosary was said Tuesday
at 8 p.m. at Griffin
She is survived by her
Gonzales; two sons,
Corsicana, and Pete
Grove; one daughter,
Mrs. Beatrice Chavoya,
Dallas; 12 grandchildren
Pallbearers were Emmett
Gonzales Jr., Henry
Chavoya Jr., Morris
Gonzales, Ray Mendias,
Johnny Chirafis and
Amada Molly (Valdez)
Feb 10, 1941 - Mar
Garcia Rites Set
Mrs. Molly Garcia,
age 30, died
Thursday at Memorial
Hospital and funeral
services will be
held Monday at 10
a.m. at the
Church of which she
was a member. Father
August J. Merkel
will officiate and
interment will be in
A native of
Corsicana, she was
employed by K.
Wolens as a
her husband, David
C. Garcia; a son,
Garcia; parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Patricio
Valdez of Corsicana;
two sisters, Mrs.
Vickie Vasquez and
Miss Rosa Linda
Valdez, both of
Valdez, Jr. of Ennis
and Felix Valdez and
Raymon Valdez, both
A rosary will be
read Sunday at 8
p.m. in the Corley
Funeral Home Chapel.
Mar 1, 1902 -
May 14, 1971
were to be held
at 10 a.m.
Monday in the
Church of the
Mrs. Annie V.
born in Trenton,
were held Sunday
night at Corley
burial was to be
Corley. The Rev.
A. J. Merkel was
mother, Mrs. R.
L. Hughes of
Waco; a son,
E. L. Sigmier of
brothers, J. T.
R. L. Hughes,
Wortham, D. C.
and H. L. Hughes
Hughes, all of
Waco, Mrs. John
Tioga, Tex., and
Mrs. Austin B.
Clark of Dallas;
be James Goolsby,
Aug 30, 1896
- May 16,
be said at 8
will be at
She was a
will be in
Rev. A. J.
son, M. Z.
is in charge
Nathaniel Jefferson “Than” Gaddy
Oct 30, 1882 - Feb 16, 1971
N. J. Gaddy Dies Monday
Services for N. J. (Than) Gaddy of Corsicana, who died Monday in Navarro county Memorial Hospital, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Griffin Funeral Home Chapel, the Reverands Roy Davis and Bruce Hibbitt, officiating. Burial will be in Younger Cemetery.
Gaddy, age 88, was a retired farmer and native of Mississippi. He was a member of the Corsicana Central Methodist Church.
Survivors include his widow, Belle Gaddy, of Corsicana; one son, O. L. (Bud) Gaddy, Houston; one daughter, Mrs. Gelene Slone, Corsican; two brothers, D. M. Gaddy, Winter Garden, Fla., and R. C. Gaddy, Ashland, Ala.; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Mary Ethel (Atkinson) McDonald
Aug 10, 1886 - Jul 5, 1973
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Mary Ethel McDonald, 86, who died Thursday in Houston. The Rev. Leroy Reaves officiated. Burial was in the Campbell Cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, Hugh F. McDonald, Houston, and Joe McDonald, Brownsville; one daughter, Mrs. Louise McNabb, Dallas; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Wayne Elrod, Emmet Dosser, Claude Denbow, Robert McDonald, John McDonald and Jim McNabb.
Services are set for Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home
Chapel for Mrs. Mary Ethel McDonald, 86, who died Thursday in
Houston. Rev. James E. McKee will officiate and burial will take
place in the Campbell Cemetery.
Mrs. McDonald’s survivors include two sons, Hugh F. McDonald of
Houston and Joe McDonald of Brownsville; one daughter, Mrs. Louise
McNabb of Dallas; and seven grandchildren and three
John Homer "Johnny" Missildine
Sep 12, 1932 - July 11, 2014
Mr. John Homer “Johnny” Missildine, 81, of Blooming Grove, passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014, at his residence.
Graveside services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Lake Chapel Cemetery in Fairfield, with the Rev. Kenneth Hutchison officiating. Corley Funeral Home.
Mr. John Homer “Johnny” Missildine, age 81, of Blooming Grove
passed away on July 11, 2014 at his residence.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Oliver and Minnie
Missildine; and brothers; Joe, Lee, Bowie, Carlos and Joel
Johnny is survived by his daughter, Lee Ann Herod and husband,
Jack of Barry, Texas; his granddaughter, Danika Watson and
husband, Aaron of Waxahachie, Texas; grandson Trenton Herod of
Barry, Texas and great-granddaughter London Watson of
Waxahachie, Texas. Additional survivors include his sister,
Kathryn Richie of Fairfield, Texas along with numerous nieces
and nephews. Johnny is also survived by his special friend Donna
Phillips of Blooming Grove.
Graveside services are scheduled for 3:00 P.M. Sunday, July 13,
2014 at Lake Chapel Cemetery in Fairfield, Texas with Rev.
Kenneth Hutchison officiating.
Louis William "Lou"
Oct 6, 1967 - July 8, 2014
Lou Lachney, 46, of Dawson, passed away Tuesday, July 8,
2014. He was born Oct. 6, 1967 in Dallas to Louis Jr. and
Daniele Lewis Lachney. He married Jamie Spatz Oct. 13, 1990
in Visalia, California. He served in the United States Navy
for eight years. Lou was part of the Corsicana Fire
Department where he spent many hours with his fellow fire
brothers. He enjoyed playing golf, going fishing, pulling
practical jokes and liked to cook. Most of all he enjoyed
coaching his sons’ and their friends’ baseball teams.
He is preceded in death by his brother Randy Lachney.
He is survived by his loving wife Jamie Lachney of Dawson;
sons Louis Lachney Jr., Seth Lachney, Ely Lachney and Lance
Lachney all of Dawson; father Louis Lachney of Purdon;
mother Daniele Harden of Texarkana; brother Ricky Lachney of
Louisiana; sisters Jackie Kelly of Ft. Worth, Melissa Akin
of Ft. Worth, Jessica Ayala of Frisco; Brenda and Jerry
Edwards and the Corsicana Fire Dept Brotherhood; 11 nieces
and nephews and numerous extended family.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014 at
Corsicana High School Gymnasium. Burial will be at a later
date at Lachney Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe E.
McClure, Justin Underwood, Brad Roughton, David Melton,
Louis Lachney, Seth Lachney, James McClain, Darrell
Stevenson, Lester Laskie and John Odom.
A memorial fund has been set up at Corsicana Community
National Bank and Trust. For more information you may
contact Suzanne Butaud 903-641-4568.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
"Len" Hill Jr.
abt 1958 - July 1, 2014
Leonard Rudolph ‘Len’ Hill Jr., 56, of Dawson, passed
away Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at his home surrounded by his
family. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, July 4,
2014 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard. Interment will
follow in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive
friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014 at the
funeral home. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home,
Nov 23, 1943 - June 27, 2014
Brenda Lois Gormly, 70, of Alvin, Texas went to be
with the Lord Friday, June 27, 2014 at her
residence. Brenda was born Nov. 23, 1943 in Kerens,
Texas to Clyde and Darlene Andrews in Elm Flat,
Texas. She graduated from Kerens High School in
1962, and continued her education to become an X-ray
Brenda married the love of her life, Freddy, in
Corsicana in 1969 and moved to Alvin in 1970. She
continued working in the medical field as an X-ray
technician until she co-founded Gormly Surveying in
1977 with her loving husband Freddy. She loved the
Alvin community and strived every day to make it a
better place. She also had a passion for history,
family genealogical research, and cooking. It gave
her great pleasure to make a cake or a pie for her
grandchildren, and watch the smiles on their faces.
Brenda was a member of the Alvin Museum Society and
a member of South Park Baptist Church.
Brenda was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her loving husband, Freddy Gormly;
sons, Shane Gormly and wife Shannon, and Chad Gormly
and wife Meagan; brother, Dwain Andrews;
grandchildren, Lauren, Andrew, Harrison and Graham;
along with numerous other relatives and friends.
Honored to serve as Pallbearers are Alfred Froberg,
Scott Reed, Keith Thompson, Terry Droege, Jim
Landriualt, and Terry Lucas.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June
30, 2014 at Scott Funeral Home in Alvin.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July
1, 2014 at Scott Funeral Home with Strom Duke
officiating. Interment followed at the City of Alvin
Oak Park Cemetery, Alvin, Texas.
Arrangements under the direction of the Scott
Family, 1421 East Hwy 6, Alvin, Texas 77511.
Margaret (McRae) Whitehead
Jan 1, 1929 - June 28, 2014
Eva Margaret Whitehead, 85, of Corsicana passed
away Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Heritage Oaks
Retirement Village in Corsicana. Services are
pending at this time with Corley Funeral Home.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Tuesday, July 1, 2014
- Submitted by
- No services are planned locally, a
memorial service will be held at a later
date in Mississippi.