Rev. Charles Joseph McAfee
Jul 29, 1924 - Dec 6, 1995
Obituary moved to his
Gladyce Helen (Littlejohn) McAfee
Obituary moved to
Rufus & Gladyce
Nov 15, 1922 - Dec 31, 1972
B. T. McAfee
Graveside services are set for 2 p.m.
Wednesday at the
Emmett Cemetery in Navarro County for Bryan T. McAfee of Temple, who died Sunday in a Temple hospital.
under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bryan McAfee of Belton; two sons, Wayne
McAfee and Wade McAfee, both of Belton, seven daughters, Mrs. Ola Meadows, Mrs. Beth Williams, Miss Roma McAfee, Miss Beckey
McAfee, and Miss Janice McAfee, all of Belton, Mrs. Tommy Miller of Michigan and Mrs. Brianne Pierce of Georgia; his mother, Mrs. E. T.
McAfee of Arkansas; three brothers, and six grandchildren
Sep 25, 1904 - Sep 10, 1979
Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday for Christian Hoffman, 74, of Corsicana who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.
Rev. Jim Ray will officiate. Burial will be at
He is survived by his wife, Marcelle Hoffman; two sons, Herbert
Hoffman of Corsicana and Christian Hoffman, Jr. of Virginia, Beach, Vir.; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Henley of Ennis and Mrs. Lawrence Bonner of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, eight
great-grandchildren, five brothers, Jodie Hoffman of Smithville, John W. Hoffman of Corsicana, Samuel Hoffman of Ft. Smith,
Arkansas, Robert Hoffman of Kansas, and Jack Hoffman of Grandbury; four sisters, Mrs. Flora Gentry of Ft. Smith, Arkansas,
Mrs. Nellie Plunkette, Mrs. Katherine Krizan, both of Amarillo and Mrs.
Carrie McGill of Dallas, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Dean Thedford, Maurice Beale, Johnnie Graig,
Clark Sanford, Marvin Fannin and David Abbey. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. W. B. Mayfield, Buford Barnes, James R. Black,
E. T. Powell and Lee Jay Keeton.
Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Eva Florence (McAfee) Mitchell
Jan 8, 1887 - May 13, 1970
Funeral service were held Thursday at the Emmett Church for Mrs. Eva McAfee
Mitchell of Dallas, who died there Wednesday.
She was born and reared in the Emmett area. The Rev. Wesley Howard officiated
and interment was held in Emmett
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Nevins of Dallas and Mrs. Clarice Christ
of Buchanan Dam; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Fagala of of Blooming Grove, Mrs.
Ollie Daniels of Emmett and Mrs. Georgia Johnson of Graham; a brother Rufus
McAfee of Hillsboro, five grandchildren.
Mrs. Mitchell Buried At Emmett
Mrs. Eva McAfee Mitchell of Dallas died in a hospital
there Wednesday, May 13. Funeral was held at
Church Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock with Rev. Wesley Howard, Jr., pastor
of Frost United Methodist Church, as minister. Interment was in
Casket Bearers were Mark Stroder, Prentice Stroder,
Aldine Moore, Kris Moore, Gary Connor and Bradley Allison. Mrs. Betty Sue
Allison was pianist and Mrs. Ollie Daniel and
McAfee Daniel were
McCormick Funeral Service directed.
Mrs. Mitchell was born at Emmett January 8, 1887.
She was the daughter of the late
H.E. McAfee and Elizabeth
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Nevins of
Dallas and Mrs. Clarice Christ of Buchanan Dam; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie
Fagala of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Ollie Daniel of Emmett and Mrs. Georgia Johnson
of Graham; one brother, Rufus
McAfee of Hillsboro; five grandchildren.
Carolyn Kay (Green) Johnson
Feb 4, 1946 - May 1, 1980
DUNCANVILLE - Carolyn Kay Johnson,
34, resident of Duncanville and formerly of Blooming Grove, died May 1 at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
Services were held Saturday, 11 a.m. David Clayton and Sons Funeral Chapel in Duncanville with the Rev. Young Tucker and
the Rev. Hollis Yielding officiating.
Burial was at
Emmett Cemetery in Emmett
- Photo of Headstone
- b., bur Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX
- Daughter of Leonard Harold & Ihna Geraldine
- Wife of Harry D. Johnson
- Submitted by
Edward L. Williams
Jul 13, 1911 - Feb 21, 1977
MALAKOFF - Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Methodist Church in Malakoff for
Lendon McAfee, 65, a former resident of Corsicana, who died in Dallas.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Gedyce
McAfee of Dallas; three brothers, John Lee McAfee of Corsicana, Rev Charles J. McAfee of Waco and Bobby McAfee of
Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Gray and Mrs. Jean Gray, both of Corsicana and Mrs. Marcialete Hettig of
Houston, George Brown, Gary Lewis and Dennis McAfee.
Paschal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Marcelle (Fagala) Hoffman
Sep 28, 1906 - Oct 10, 1987
Mrs. Marcelle Hoffman
Mrs. Christian (Marcelle)
Hoffman, 81, of Corsicana, died Saturday morning in Navarro Regional Hospital.
Service is 2:30 p.m.
Sunday at Corley Funeral Home with the Revs. Larry Norris and John Cox officiating. Burial will be in
She was born in Blooming Grove and was a resident of Corsicana 62 years. She was a members of Central
Methodist Church and was a housewife.
Survivors include a daughter, [Mrs.] Lawrence Bonner of Corsicana;
two sons, Herbert Hoffman of Corsicana and Christian Hoffman, Jr. of Waco; nine grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Maurine Hester of Austin and Mrs. Sam Gay Ballard of San Antonio.
Almer McDuffie McAfee
James Ross Sutton, Sr.
Sep 30, 1898 - Jun 30, 1977
Services are to be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Ross Sutton, 78, resident of Corsicana, who
died Thursday at Twilight Home.
Rev Peyton Goodman will officiate, and burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.
He was a native and life-long resident of Corsicana, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War I.
He was employed by the post office for 25 years and later a self-employed merchant.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs.
Margaret Jorgensen of Corsicana and Mrs. Charles Heye of Austin; a son Ross Sutton, Jr., of Waco; three grandchildren; a brother, B. K. Sutton
of Sherman; two sisters, Mrs. R. C. Whiteacre and of Sherman and Mrs. Edens Hyndman of Denton.
Dec 2, 1908 - Nov 30, 1989
Haskel Gray, 80, of Corsicana, died Nov 30, 1989, at his residence.
Services will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Charles Rice officiating, assisted by the Rev. Joe McAfee.
Burial will be in the Pattison Cemetery.
He was born Dec 2, 1908 in Emhouse, and had been a resident of Corsicana for the past 50
years. He was a rancher and a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Florine Gray of Corsicana; four
daughters, Mrs. Doris Scott of Okernos, Mich., Mrs. Marcia Beaver and Mrs. Glenda Novak, both of Groewsbeck, and Mrs. Sarah McCane of
Crockett; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Paul Grayson Novak, Jeff Blair, Bruce Roby, Billy
Horton, Robert Drain, and Bob Parish.
Honarary pallbearers will be Claude Maggard and Frank Seely Jr., Jimmy Morris, and Ervin McGraw.
Mattie Mae (McAfee) Fagala
Apr 15, 1885 - Jan 3, 1974
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at First Methodist Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Mattie Fagala, 88, native of Navarro County and
Blooming Grove, who died Thursday in Austin.
Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery. Arrangements are with McCormick Funeral Home in Blooming
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Chris Hoffman of Corsicana, Mrs. Bob Hester of Austin, Mrs. Lou Lowry of Fort Worth and mrs. Gay Beth
Ballard of Austin; a number of grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; a brother, R. E. McAfee of Hillsboro;
and a nephew, McAfee Daniel of Corsicana.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Methodist Church in
Blooming Grove for Mrs. Mattie Fagala, native of Navarro County and Blooming
Grove, who died Thursday in Austin. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
Survivors include four daughters, including Mrs. Gay Bethe Ballard of Oklahoma
City, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren two
great-great-grandchildren; a brother; and a nephew.
Pallbearers include Bruce McCormick, Drew Gillen, Arthur Garrison, B. W.
Springer, and Doris Eddlemon,
MRS. MATTIE M. FAGALA, 88, Blooming Grove, passed away Thursday, Austin.
Survivors: Daughters, Mrs.. Chris Hoffman, Corsicana, Mrs. R. N. Hester, Austin,
Mrs. Lou Lowrey, Fort Worth, Mrs. S. J. Ballard, Oklahoma City Oklahoma;
brother, Rufus McAfee, Hillsboro; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two
great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Services 2 p.m. Sunday
First United Methodist Church, Blooming Grove. Rev. John Clifford officiating.
Pallbearers: Bruce McCormick, Drew Gillen, Arthur Garrison, D. W. Springer, Roy
Spencer, Doris Eddlemon, Interment Dresden Cemetery.
Arrangements, Bradley Funeral Home, Blooming Grove.
Jean (McAfee) Gray
Jul 10, 1916 - Dec 13, 1993
Jean McAfee Gray, 77, of Corsicana, died Dec 13, 1993. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in the Corley Funeral Chapel
with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in the Pattison Cemetery in
She was born July 10, 1916 in Corsicana. She also was a member of the Emhouse Baptist Church and was the former postmaster in
Emhouse. She also was a member of the Rebekah Lodge No. 128 and the Veterans of Foreign War Ladies Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her husband A. C. Gray and her sister, Jane Brewer.
Survivors include five daughters, Peggy Blackwell and Gayle Horton, both of Corsicana, Patsy Melton of Midlothian, Billie Owen of
Hawkins and Betty Eastland of Carthage; two sisters, Florine Gray of Corsicana and Marcialete Hettig of of Houston; two brothers, Joe
McAfee of Blum and Bobby McAfee of Houston; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Alan Brown, Tony Melton, Brian Melton, Dwayne Owen, toby Eastland, Scott Eastland, Billy H. Horton, Jr., Stanley Hortn,
Chris Owen and James Hall.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Oct 31, 1907 - Feb 12, 1975
H. I. McAfee
GLADEWATER - Services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at the First
Methodist Church in Gladewater for H. I. McAfee, resident of Gladewater
and former resident of Corsicana who died Wednesday afternoon.
Burial will be in Gladewater.
He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leroy McAfee of Corsicana.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Iris McAfee of Gladewater; four
sisters, Mrs. A. C. Gray, and Mrs. Ernest Brewer both of Corsicana, Mrs.
Marcia Hettig of Houston and Mrs. Haskel Gray of Corsicana; four
brothers, John McAfee of Corsicana, Lendon McAfee of Dallas, Rev. Joe
McAfee of Cleburne and Bobby McAfee of Houston.
Harold Newton McAfee
May 31, 1931 - Oct 18, 2020
Newton McAfee, 89, of Amity, passed away October 18, 2020. He married
the love of his life, Barbara Rast, when he was 19 and she was 17 – they
were very happily married for 69 years. Harold (known to everyone as
Mac) was extremely proud of his 20 year career in the Navy where he
retired with the rank of Senior Chief Radioman. He held a degree in
Mortuary Science and was a licensed Real Estate agent, and an auditor
for the IRS for several years. He was also a free-mason. Harold designed
and built his own house outside of Alpine where he and Barbara lived for
40 years enthusiastically watching the birds and deer. His favorite
pastimes were fishing (or was it eating oatmeal Little Debbie's while he
was fishing?) and taking trips around the country (he especially loved
Mount Rushmore, Santa Fe, and the butterfly museum in the Florida Keys).
Harold was born in Emmet, Texas, to Edmond Thomas McAfee (a rural
Methodist minister) and Ola Dolly Gorham on May 31, 1931. He is preceded
in death by both parents; his son, Dr. Hal McAfee of Arkansas; an older
brother, Thomas McAfee from Texas; and younger brother, Porter McAfee
Harold is survived by his devoted and loving wife; his children, Ted
McAfee (Gayle) of Texas and Rebecca McAfee of Little Rock; his
daughter-in-law, Cindy McAfee of Little Rock; his grandchildren, Shawn
McAfee (Amanda), Spencer McAfee (Megan) – both of Texas, Colin McAfee (Becca)
of Louisiana, Kristen Pittman (John David) of Little Rock, and Thursday
"Kaitlin" Sadler of Los Angeles. Harold was an adoring great-grandfather
to Riley, Hazel, McKenna, Jameson, Emma, Remy, and Lilah. Harold also
leaves behind a wonderful brother, Wayne McAfee (Kay) of Arkadelphia -
Oh the stories they tell of growing up as preacher's kids!
A special thanks to Ruby, Doris, Donna, Mildred and Tina for all of your
loving care through the years.
Funeral Service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, October 24, at
Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to the Wayne McAfee Art Scholarship (Henderson
State University). Online Guestbook: www.ruggleswilcox.com
Published Oct 21, 2020
s/o Edmond Thomas McAfee & Ola Dolly (Gorham) McAfee
Barbara Sue (Rast)
Mar 30, 1933 - Oct 29, 2020
Sue Rast McAfee of Amity departed this life on October 29, 2020. First
and foremost, Barbara was a devoted and loving wife to her husband of 69
years, Harold. Having married him at the tender age of 17, Barbara used
her unending energy and creativity to provide an ideal home for Harold
and their three children while they moved across the country through the
years as a military family.
Undaunted by obstacles, Barbara attended college part time in Tennessee,
California, Hawaii, and Arkansas to obtain her Bachelor's and Master's
degrees in Education. She was an enthusiastic Social Studies teacher
with a career that included Yorba Linda in Los Angeles, the Little Rock
School District, Glenwood, and Caddo Hills High School – she was known
as an educator who truly cared about her students. She was the
Environmental Education Coordinator for the Little Rock School District
for many years, a consultant for the Arkansas State Council of Economic
Education, and a technical reader for Environmental Education grants in
Washington, D.C. Barbara joined Alpha Delta Kappa, the International
Honorary Organization for Women Educators in 1974. ADK was a big part of
her life, and she served as president for two local chapters, as the
Arkansas State President, and was a member of many international
committees for this distinguished organization.
Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, Marie Rast
Thompson and William Thomas Rast of Tennessee; by her brother, Pete Rast
of Tennessee; by her sister, Jerry Denman of Florida, and by her eldest
son, Dr. Hal McAfee of Arkansas.
Barbara is survived by her children, Ted McAfee (Gayle) of Texas and
Rebecca McAfee of Little Rock; her daughter-in-law Cindy McAfee of
Little Rock; her grandchildren, Shawn McAfee (Amanda), Spencer McAfee
(Megan) – both of Texas, Colin (Becca) McAfee of Louisiana, Kristen
Pittman (John David) of Little Rock, and Thursday Sadler of Los Angeles.
Barbara was an adoring great-grandmother to Riley, Hazel, McKenna,
Jameson, Emma, Remy, and Lilah, and she regretted not living closer to
see her "greats" more often. Barbara has now been separated from her
last living siblings, Jim Rast (Peggy) of Texas.
A special thank you to Ruby, Doris, Tina, Mildred, and Donna for all
their care throughout the years.
Barbara leaves behind so many people with great memories of her loving
and giving heart. A visitation will be Saturday, November 7, 2020 from
2-4 p.m. at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made to Alpha Delta Kappa (Honor a Sister,
Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation, 1615 W. 92nd St., Kansas City, Mo. 64114);
or to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Barbara's favorite
Due to COVID-19: Face Coverings and Social Distancing required. Online
Published November 1, 2020
w/o Harold Newton McAfee; d/o William Thomas Rast & Marie (Hodges Rast)
Ernest Liburn Hiler
Jan 8, 1908 - Nov 30, 1989
Ernest L. Hiler
Ernest L. Hiler, 81, of Blooming Grove, died
Nov. 30, 1989, in Dallas.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at
the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Bruce
Cotton officiating. Burial will be in
Rose Hill Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline Hiler of Blooming Grove; one son,
Eldon Hiler of Wills Point; one daughter, Sandra Callicutt of Allen; two
sisters, Tab Kitchen of Mansfield, and Fayrene Saunders of Blooming
Grove; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Ralph
McSpadden, Gerald McSpadden, John McGraw, Joe (Buddy) McGraw, Wyndel
McGraw, Walter Biggars, Jimmy Page and Wyndle Richards.
Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Kirk and Skeeter Reed.
Jay Carson Cox
Mar 12, 1924 - Nov 15, 2002
Jay Carson Cox, 78, of Imperial Beach
died Friday. He was born in Corsicana , Texas, and was employed in
construction and commercial fishing. He was a captain of a sports
fishing boat. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Jackie; daughters,
Carole Ann Billings and Vicky Jeter of Imperial Beach; son, John Cox of
Imperial Beach; sisters, Revae Laxson of Santee and Joy Debus of Spring
Valley; brothers, Carroll Cox of Spring Valley and Dean Cox of Alpine;
eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services for family and friends: 1 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Beach Community Center, 825
Imperial Beach Blvd., Imperial Beach. The community center is behind
Imperial Beach City Hall.
Arrangements: Preferred Funeral Alternatives.
- Submitted by Don
Brownlee - Nov 2002
- San Diego (CA) Union Tribune, Nov 20, 2002
Neil Morris Howard, a retired salesman for Dia-Long and Tube-
Alloy, died Thursday at Terrebonne General Medical Center. He was 78.
Mr. Howard was born in Corsicana , Texas, and lived in Houma. He was a
member of Government Wells Masonic Lodge and received a 50- year
membership pin.He also was a local caller for the Firehouse Squares
Square-Dance Club for 30 years and a member of the New Orleans Square
Dance Association. Survivors include his wife, Bea Ross Howard;
two daughters, Shelia H. Miller and Gloria H. Richardson; two
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held
Monday at 10 a.m. at Christ Baptist Church, 1700 East Tunnel Blvd.,
Houma. Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Chauvin Funeral
Home Inc., 5899 La. 311, Houmaand Monday at 8:30 a.m. at the church.
Burial will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.
- Submitted by Don
Brownlee - Nov 2002
- New Orleans Times Picayune, Nov 9, 2002
Billy Ray Hutson
August 26, 1927 - Nov 4, 2002
HUTSON -- Billy Ray (B.R.), 75, of Tulsa, OK, passed away on
November 4, 2002 after a tough battle with lung cancer. B.R. or "Hut," as he
was known to his friends was born on August 26, 1927 in Corsicana , TX
to Chester and Myrtle Hutson. B.R. moved to Carter County, OK after the
4th Grade and attended Fox Consolidated Schools through the 10th Grade.
He graduated from Wilson High School in 1944 then served a brief time in
the U.S. Naval Air Corps in 1945 and thereafter attended Oklahoma A&M
University, graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1950. Hut
married his high school sweetheart, Margery L. Rose in 1947. He worked
for Braden Steel during the 1950's as a Sales Engineer till 1959 and
then worked for Star Manufacturing Co. of Oklahoma City as a District
Sales Manager until 1962. B.R. started his own business, B.R. Hutson,
Inc. in Tulsa in 1962. As a General Contractor, he built commercial and
industrial buildings throughout Northeast Oklahoma. B.R. was very
grateful and appreciative for the unending support he received during
his career from his employees, clients, subcontractors and suppliers,
all of whom were instrumental in his success. B.R. was a kind and gentle
man, a good husband, father and grandfather. Hut was blessed with a
large group of great friends whom he loved and always enjoyed. He was a
member of the First Christian Church of Tulsa. Hut will be sorely
missed. He is survived by: his loving wife of 55 years, Margery Hutson;
son, Bill Hutson, Jr; son, Dana Hutson and wife, Theresa; grandchildren,
Alaina Hutson, Brandon Hutson and Anthony Hutson; sister, Mary Virginia
Doolen; niece, Marilyn and husband, Robert Schroeder and their daughter,
Tracy of Sweeny, TX; his special cousins, Metha Chapman, Delores
Griffith, Kenneth and wife, Theresa Griffith; along with a host of other
Hutson and Melton cousins. In lieu of flowers the family requests that
donations be made to the charity of your choice. Service will be held at
Floral Haven Chapel in Broken Arrow, OK at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November
7. The family will be receiving visitors between 6 and 8 p.m. on
Wednesday, November 6 at the Floral Haven Funeral Home in Broken Arrow,
OK. Floral Haven, 252-2518.
- Submitted by Don
Brownlee - Nov 2002
- Tulsa World, 6 Nov 2002
Laura Geneva "Skipper" Holcomb
Jul 9, 1918 - Oct 5, 2002
DALLAS -- Laura Geneva "Sadie" Skipper Holcomb, age 84, of Dallas,
Texas, formerly of Booneville, Ark., died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at the
Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas. A daughter of the late
Ben and Bird Bolen Skipper, she was the last surviving child of 13
children and was born July 9, 1918, near Corsicana , Texas. She was the
widow of J.T. "Bus" Holcomb, and was also preceded in death by a son,
Jerry Tom "Butch" Holcomb of Dimmitt, Texas; a daughter, Johnnie Ruth
Holcomb of Little Rock; and a grandson, Ben Ray Holcomb of Dimmitt,
Texas. She was a Baptist. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law,
Ben and Melanie Holcomb of Memphis, Texas; three daughters and two
sons-in-law, Rita Emmons of Fort Worth, Texas, Carolyn and John Pittman
of Little Rock, and Dawn and Jim Harris of Russellville; her
grandchildren, Steven Emmons of Dallas, Texas, Brad and Vanessa Holcomb
of Lubbock, Texas, John Michael Holcomb of Memphis, Texas, Capt. Tillman
and Amy Pittman of Lorton, Va., Harrison and Susan Pittman of
Fayetteville, Ark., Laura Holcomb Pittman of Little Rock, Brandi Holcomb
of Dodd City, Texas, Sky and Joy Holcomb of Earth, Texas, and Tanner,
Barrett and Beau Harris, all of Russellville; three great-grandchildren,
Kasi Holcomb and Kiley and Earl Pittman; other relatives, Bill and Jaci
Garner of Dodd City, Texas, and Dickie Ballard of Lubbock, Texas; and
many nephews and nieces. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7,
2002, at the Shinn Chapel. Burial will be in North New Hope Cemetery near
Dover, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. Memorials may be made
to a favorite charity.
- Submitted by Don
Brownlee - Nov 2002
- Little Rock Democrat Gazette, 7 Oct 2002
Jim Ann (Harvey) Scott
Feb 2, 1925 - Nov 23, 2002
Jim Ann Scott,
Jim Ann Scott, 77, of Corsicana passed away
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today
at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov.
26, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Bill Honea
officiating. Internment will follow at
Pallbearers are Bob Parrish, Ray Phillips,
James Baird, Albert Fisher, Keith Sykes and Ralph Scoggins.
Mrs. Scott was born to W.B. and Willie Lee
Harvey on Feb. 2, 1925, in West Station. She was a graduate of Temple
High School where she was a member of the color guard and assistant drum
major for the Temple High School Band. She was also the first runner up
for Miss Temple. She married her high school sweetheart, J.F. Scott.
Mrs. Scott retired from Medical Arts Clinic after almost 25 years.
She was preceded in death by her daughter,
Cindy Scott Schnitzius.
Survivors include husband Sgt. J.F. Scott of
Corsicana, son and daughter-in-law Greg and Irma Scott of Conroe,
grandhildren Amy and Michael Ochoa, Cyndy and Randy Rav.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Hassell Charles Stark
Jul 28, 1907 - Jul 25, 1996
STARK, H.C. "Buck", was born July 28, 1907 and passed away July 25,
1996. He was a Charter Member and President of the Dallas Gun Club. He
was one of the principles in Stark equipment Company. He is survived by
his wife Genevieve Stark, sister Mrs. Mickey McDaniel, and a host of
nephews and nieces. Services will be 1:30 PM Friday July 26 1996 at
SPARKMAN-HILL CREST NORTHWEST HIGHWA CHAPEL-EAST with Rev. Denney Burris
officiating and with Gary McDaniel, Keith McDaniel, Charles Ernest
Stark, Charles Mayhew, Emmitt Burton and Timothy Brennan acting as
pallbearers. Entombment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park
Mausoleum. SPARKMAN-HILLCREST NORTHWEST HIGHWAY7405 W Northwest Hwy
Thomas Hamblin 'Doc' Moore
Jun 11, 1920 - Nov 25, 2002
Thomas Hamblin "Doc" Moore, 82, of Corsicana
passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2002 in Corsicana.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. today at
Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park in Fort Worth with Dr. Glen Cook
Mr. Moore was born June 11, 1920 in Little
He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie
Opal Moore; and son, Jimmy Dale Moore.
Survivors include his sons and
daughters-in-law, Tommy and Helen Moore of Corsicana and Donald and
Patty Moore of Fort Worth; sister, Thelma Wallace of Houston;
daughter-in-law, Bobbie Moore of Decatur; 13 grandchildren, 23
great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Thomas Hamblin Moore
Jun 11, 1920 - Nov 25, 2002
Thomas Hamblin Moore, 82, a
backhoe operator, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, in Corsicana.
Graveside Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Shannon Rose
Hill Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Dr. Glen Cook will officiate.
Thomas Hamblin Moore was born June 11, 1920, in
Little River. He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Opal
Moore; and son, Jimmy Dale Moore. He was retired from the City of
Fort Worth of 35 years of service, and lived in Fort Worth for 45
years until moving to Corsicana earlier this year.
Survivors: Sons, Tommy Moore and wife, Helen, of
Corsicana, and Donald Moore and wife, Patty, of Fort Worth; sister,
Thelma Wallace of Houston; daughter-in-law, Bobbie Moore of Decatur;
13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 10
Lillian (McRaney) Sloan
Nov 18, 1924 - Nov 24, 2002
Lillian Sloan, 78, of Gladewater passed away
Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002 at her residence.
Services were 11 a.m. today at Croley Funeral
Home Chapel in Gladewater with Vernon Hodges and Nicky Andrews
officiating. Interment followed at Gladewater Memorial Park.
Mrs. Sloan was born Nov. 18, 1924 in the Oak
Grove community northeast of Kerens in Navarro County to John Enoch and
Florine Hodge McRaney, the fifth of seven children. She married James
Willie Sloan May 16, 1942 in East Houston. They moved to Gladewater in
1956. Mrs. Sloan was a homemaker and a member of Memorial Baptist
She was preceded in death by her daughter,
Carolyn Kay Sloan; granddaughter, Nicole Williams; three brothers and
Survivors include her husband, James W. Sloan
of Gladewater; daughter and son-in-law, Gwen and Vernon Hodges of Tyler;
sons and daughters-in-law, James Ray and Joy Sloan of Rosenberg and
William M. and Karon Sloan of Lufkin; sister, Ruth Gilliam of Ozona;
brother, Max McRaney of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren and nine
Arrangements by Croley Funeral Home of
GLADEWATER — Services for Lillian Sloan, 78, of Gladewater will be
held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Croley Funeral Home Chapel of
Gladewater with Vernon Hodges and Nicky Andrews officiating. Burial will
be in Gladewater Memorial Park. Mrs. Sloan died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002,
at her residence.
Mrs. Sloan was born Nov. 18, 1924, in the Oak Grove community
northeast of Kerens in Navarro County to John Enoch and Florine Hodge
McRaney. She was the fifth of seven children.
She married James Willie Sloan on Saturday, May 16, 1942, in East
Houston. They both had resided in Gladewater since 1956. Mrs. Sloan was
a homemaker and a member of the Memorial Baptist Church.
Mrs. Sloan is survived by her husband, James W. Sloan of
Gladewater; one daughter and son-in-law, Gwen and Vernon Hodges of
Tyler; two sons and daughters-in-law, James Ray and Joy Sloan of
Rosenberg and William M. and Karon Sloan of Lufkin; one sister, Ruth
Gilliam of Ozona; one brother, Max McRaney of Fort Worth; nine
grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death
by one daughter, Carolyn Kay Sloan; one granddaughter, Nicole Williams;
three brothers; and one sister.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today, Nov 25, at the
Ima Jo (Craig) Simpson
Mar 31, 1925 - Nov 24, 2002
Ima Jo Craig Simpson, 77, of Boling passed away
Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002 in a Sugar Land hospital following an extended
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wharton
Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Skip Holman officiating. Interment
will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Wharton.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Folmar, Larry Folmar,
Brad Van Dyke, Scott Simpson, Craig Simpson and Joe Ned Jolley. Honorary
pallbearers will be all of her many friends and neighbors.
Mrs. Simpson was born March 31, 1925 in
Streetman to William Craig and Lorena Brock Craig. She married Max Earl
Simpson Oct. 11, 1942 in Fairfield. She had been a resident of Boling
since 1992 and was a former 40-year resident of New Gulf. She was a
member of First Baptist Church in Boling.
Survivors include her husband, Max Simpson of
Boling; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Carol Simpson of Pledger
and James and Joy Simpson of New Gulf; sister, Murlene Harman of
Winkler; grandchildren, Scott Simpson, Craig Simpson, Melanie Simpson
and Neil Simpson; and great-grandchildren, Colby Max Simpson, Logan
Simpson and Carly Simpson.
In lieu of usual remembrances, the family
requests memorials to your favorite charity or church.
Arrangements by Wharton Funeral Home.
Sep 13, 1929 - Nov 23, 2002
Charles Ruth passed away Saturday, Nov. 23,
2002 in San Antonio.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m.
Friday at Porter Loring North Chapel, 2102 N. Loop 1604 East, San
Mr. Ruth was born Sept. 13, 1929 in Corsicana.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pat
and Susie Ruth of Corsicana.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly;
stepchildren, Kristi and Bradley Kinney; sons, Stephen and Larry Ruth;
sisters, Betty Jean Murray and Helen Michael; and brother, Ted Ruth.
Arrangements with Porter Loring Mortuary North
of San Antonio.
Bobbie Jane Christian
Nov 6, 1929 - Nov 26, 2002
Bobbie Jane Christian, 73, of Corsicana passed
away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002 at Health Care and Rehab.
She was born Nov. 6, 1929 in Diboll. She grew
up in Corsicana then resided in the Houston area for several years. She
moved back to Corsicana and had lived in Friendship Towers for 13 years
prior to going to Health Care and Rehab. She was a Baptist. She will be
missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her daughters, Jane Clarke
and husband Dr. Bill Clarke of Sugar Land and Sandra Stegall of Houston;
grandsons, Matthew and Christian Clarke of Sugar Land; and close
friends, Fred and Nell Jones of Emhouse.
Letcher Lee 'Pete' McCurrin Jr.
Jan 5, 1934 - Nov 25, 2002
Letcher Lee "Pete" McCurrin Jr., 68, of Waco
passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2002 in a Waco hospital.
Private graveside services are planned with a
memorial service to be held at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey
Chapel, 1124 Washington Ave., Waco.
Pallbearers will be Mike McCurrin, Matt
McCurrin, Pat D. McCurrin, Brian McCurrin, Brian Clary, Joe David
Campbell, Steve Henderson, Charles Edward Wilson, and Ricky Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dawson High School football and baseball
teams of 1953 and the coffee drinking buddies.
Mr. McCurrin was born Jan. 5, 1934 in Purdon to
Letcher Lee and Ollie Viola Burleson McCurrin Sr. He married Dora Jo
Henderson Aug. 23, 1954. He worked for 23 years at J.C. Penney as a
men's wear consultant before he retired. He enjoyed his family and
friends and woodworking.
He was preceded in death by his father, Letcher
Lee McCurrin Sr.; sister, Betty Lou McCurrin Harville; brother, Bobby
Lynn McCurrin; and grandson, Greg Lee Coody.
Survivors include his wife, Dora Jo McCurrin;
sons, Neil Ray McCurrin, Darryl Wayne McCurrin and Beth Paine, and Roger
Dale McCurrin and wife Raquel; daughter, Lee Ann Radell and husband
Scott; granddaughters, Sarah Michelle McCurrin, Amanda Elyse Coody,
Holly Dawn McCurrin and Lauren Renee Radell; brother, Pat McCurrin of
Killeen; mother, Ollie McCurrin of Waco; mother-in-law, Allie Lee
Henderson of Mexia; and a host of kissin' cousins and other relatives.
The family thanks Dr. Robert Anderson and staff
of Texas Oncology PA and Research Center, staff at Providence Hospital,
wonderful nursing staff at Providence 4-North for their love, care and
concern, and special thanks to Thomas Compton, Mr. McCurrin's lifelong
friend, who cared for all the family during this difficult time.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer
Society or Dawson Ex-Students Association Scholarship Fund.
Arrangements by Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey of Waco.
William Lewis Henderson
Apr 5, 1917 - Oct 28, 1968
W. L. Henderson, 51, Richland farmer and
rancher, died Monday at 5 p.m. of a heart attack. A native of
Freestone County, he had lived most of his life in Richland.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Griffin
Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Williamson and the Rev. Frank
Drury officiating. Burial will be in the
He is survived by his wife; one son, John F. Henderson,
Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Judy Nelson, Corsicana, Mrs. Betty
Spencer and Mrs. Glenda McDaniel both of Dallas; eight grandchildren,
one brother, Jeff Henderson, Barry; six sisters, Mrs. Lloyd Simpson,
Corsicana; Mrs. Lila Hix and Mrs. Lillian Rhodes, both of Blooming
Grove; Mrs. Pearl Rosson, Muenster; Mrs. Mable Tidmore, Athens; and
Mrs. Vera Harris, Barry; and one uncle, Boyd Henderson of Mexia.
Pallbearers will be Dan Budai, Earl McDaniel, Jr., John Nelson,
H. R. Stroube, Sr., Curtis McGehee, Carl Frost, W. D. Bennett and
William Baldwin. Honorary pallbearers are Glen Bell and Walter Beaton.
Dec 7, 1889 - Sep 1, 1977
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First United
Methodist Church in Blooming Grove for Reuben Allen Carroll, 87,
resident of Blooming Grove, who died Thursday morning at the Corsicana
Nursing Home. The Rev. Leroy Reaves and the Rev. Roy Davis will
officiate, with burial following at
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bertie Carroll of Blooming
Grove; a son, Charles Carroll of San Francisco, Calif., a step
daughter Mrs. Amy Lou Adcock of Corsicana; a step son, J. W.
Frederick, and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was a retired farmer and native of Dresden.
Arrangements are with Ballard Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
BG Services Held For Reuben Carroll
Funeral services for Reuben Allen Carroll, 87, were held Saturday,
Sept. 3, in the First United Methodist Church of Blooming Grove,
with the Rev. Leroy Reaves, pastor, and the Rev. Roy Davis,
officiating. Burial followed in Dresden Cemetery. Bradley Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements. He died Thursday, Sept. 1, at
the Corsicana Nursing Home.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bertie Carroll of BG; a son,
Charles Carroll of San Antonio; 2 step-daughters; Mrs. Amy Lou
Adcock of Corsicana and Orelyene Govea of Austin; and a step-son,
J.W. Frederick of Arlington.
Pallbearers were W.A. Haden, W.C. Daniels, F.T. Holditch, Bruce
McCormick, Ronald Lynch and Don McGraw.
Bertie (Green) Frederick Carroll
Nov 23, 1897 - Feb 13, 1983
Mrs. Bertie (Green) Frederick Carroll,
85, of Corsicana, died Sunday in Dallas.
Services will be Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.,
Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ken Shultz officiating.
Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Blooming Grove.
Mrs. Carroll was a native of Italy and
had lived in Corsicana for six years.
She is survived by one son, John W.
Frederick Jr., Arlington; one daughter, Amy Lou Adcock, Corsicana; two
sisters, Johnnie Thompson, Port Arthur, and Fannie Lou Siler, Yoakum;
two brothers, Fred Green and Felix Green, both of Alto Loma; three
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Donald McGraw, Don McGraw, Fred McGraw, Gene
Christie, Dave Hall and Roy Southard.
Corsicana Daily Sun, Feb 1983
- TXDI: Carroll, Bertie Frederick; 02-13-1983; Dallas Co., TX;
- Dau of Jessie G. & Mattie Martha (Gentry) Green ...elw
- Born 23 November 1897, Died 13 February 1983 ...elw
- Married to John Watts Frederick, Sr. & Reuben Allen Carroll
- Submitted by Dana
Stubbs Nov 2002
Victoria (Sisson) Frederick
Mar 24, 1874 - Mar 18, 1970
Mrs. Ida Victoria Sisson Frederick, whose age was just 5 days short
of 96 years, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday (March 18, 1970), last
Her funeral was Friday (March 19, 1970) afternoon in First Baptist
Church, Blooming Grove, with pastor Ronnie Chesser and former pastor
A. F. Sanders of Garland as ministers. Mrs. Chesser, soloist, and the
church choir sang with Mrs. R. Bruce McCormick as organist.
Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Casket Bearers were David Frederick, Billie Frederick, Joe Honea,
Garus Yates, Roy Yates and Mack Holmes. McCormick Funeral Service was
Survivors are two sons, Loyd Frederick of Blooming Grove and Fred
Yates of Abilene; a daughter, Mrs. Ann Holmes of Dallas; 8
grandchildren; four step daughters, Mrs. Clem Mosely of Dallas, Mrs.
Clara Bell Derdon of ?, Mrs. Maggie Phillips and Mrs. Mamie Cobb of
Funeral For Mrs. Frederick on Friday.
Mrs. Ida Victoria Sisson Frederick,
whose age was just 5 days short of 96
years, died in Memorial Hospital
Thursday, last week.
Her funeral was Friday afternoon in
First Baptist Church, Blooming Grove, with
pastor Ronnie Chesser and former pastor
A. F. Sanders of Garland as ministers.
Mrs. Chesser, soloist, and the church
choir sang with Mrs. R. Bruce McCormick
Interment was in
Rose Hill Cemetery.
Casket bearers were David Frederick,
Billie Frederick, Joe Honea, Garus
Yates, Roy Yates and Mack Holmes.
McCormick Funeral Service was in charge.
Mrs. Frederick was born on March 24,
1874, at Kosecuko, Miss., and came to
the Blooming Grove community at an early
age. Her late husband was William M.
Frederick. She was a member of First
Christian Church in Blooming Grove.
Survivors are two sons, Loyd Frederick
of Blooming Grove and Fred Yates of
Abilene; a daughter, Mrs. Ann Holmes of
Dallas; 8 grandchildren; four
step-daughters, Mrs. Clem Mosley of
Dallas, Mrs. Clara Bell Derden, Mrs.
Maggie Phillips and Mrs. Mamie Cobb, all
of Blooming Grove.
- The Blooming Grove Times -
- Submitted by Karen Rost
Gladys Marie (Montgomery) Beamon
Jul 29, 1961 - Nov 27, 2007
Gladys Marie Beamon, 41, of Corsicana passed
away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at
Oak Grove Cemetery near
Kerens with the Rev. Eddie Jones and the Rev. Richard Ham officiating.
Pallbearers will be James Stringer, James
Truell, Jeff Whitehead, Frank Rouse, Bill Conger, Bill Mimms. Honorary
pallbearers will be DeChaumes, O'Prys, grandsons and nephews.
Mrs. Beamon was born July 29, 1961 in Corsicana
to Jack Montgomery and Lillian Sanders Montgomery. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by his father, Jack
Montgomery; stepfather, B. W. "Shorty" DeChaume; sister, Lillian Bonner;
and brother, Jerry Montgomery.
Survivors include her husband, Albert Beamon of
Corsicana; son, Andrew Beamon of Corsicana; stepsons, Matt Beamon and
Andy Beamon, both of Corsicana, and Clovis Beamon of North Carolina;
daughter, Anna Beamon of Corsicana; mother, Lillian DeChaume of
Corsicana; seven grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and
Steve Elam of Eureka; and brothers-in-law, Ronnie Bonner and Steve
Lewis, both of Corsicana.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Lee Roy Coburn
Feb 24, 1926 - Nov 27, 2002
Lee Roy Coburn, 76, of Frost passed away
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. to 8
p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday
at Rose Hill Cemetery
in Blooming Grove.
Mr. Coburn was born Feb. 24, 1926 to H. L.
Coburn and Bettie Thomas Coburn. He served in
World War II. He was an
Survivors include his wife, Margaret of
Frost; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Nancy Coburn of
Albuquerque, N.M.; daughters and sons-in-law, Nina and Thomas Chung
of Albuquerque, N.M., Gerijean and Marc Mynxx of Kaufman; sister,
Dorothy Barnes of Garland; 10 grandchildren and one
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Chapel of
Lenore (Cook) Newlin
April 21, 1890 - Jan 1971
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Keever
Funeral Chapel in Ennis for Mrs. I. L. (Mary) Newlin, 80, who died
Tuesday at Evergreen Nursing Home in Corsicana. Born in Princeton,
Mo., April 21, 1890, Mrs. Newlin had resided in Ennis for 40 years
prior to moving to the Evergreen Home in 1965.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John Thorwald of Dallas and
Mrs. Elton M. Skinner of Corsicana; four sons, I. L. Newlin Jr. and
Joe E. Newlin, both of Houston, Walter D. Newlin of Fullerton, Calif.,
and Borah P. Newlin of Wichita Falls; ten grandchildren; and five
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Ruby (Clifton) Rawlings
July 4, 1912 - Nov 29, 2002
Ruby Clifton Rawlings, 90, of Kennedale passed
away Friday, Nov. 29, 2002 in Fort Worth.
Services are pending with interment at
Survivors include her sons, Gerald Rawlings of
Rio Vista, Raymond Rawlings of Bedford and Wayne Rawlings of Kennedale;
daughters, Doris Noles of Kennedale and Joann Dover of Garland; brother,
Douglas Clifton of Frost; sisters, Louise Skinner of Hillsboro, Juanita
Matthews of San Angelo; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Curtis Lee Alexander
Jun 8, 1941 - Nov 23, 2002
Curtis Lee Alexander, 61, of Waldorf, Md.
passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002 at Civista Medical Center in La
Services will be 2:30 p.m. today at New Hope
Baptist Church in Kerens. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be friends of the family.
Mr. Alexander was born June 8, 1941 in Kerens.
He was a graduate of D. W. Wallace High School in Colorado City, Texas.
He was a disabled veteran, having served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1964
and the Air Force Reserves from 1965-1968. He moved to Washington, D.C.
after his military service. He retired from the Naval Service Warfare
Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Md. after 29 years of
government service as a physical science technician. His hobbies were
sports and bowling.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J. L.
Alexander and Rosie Alexander; his grandparents; and his sister, Velma
Survivors include his aunts, Ada Mae Jordon of
Kerens, Pearl Gooden of Fort Worth and Dorothy Mae Jones of Kerens;
nieces, Rosetta Taplin of Waco and Vernita Johnson of Abilene; nephew,
Douglas Johnson of Midland; friends, Joanne Woodland, Herman and Shirley
Johnson of Waldorf, Md.; and a host of other family members and friends.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Clyde Thurman 'Red' Johnson
Dec 21, 1926 - Nov 29, 2002
Clyde T. "Red" Johnson
Clyde T. 'Red' Johnson, 75, of Corsicana passed
away Friday, Nov. 29, 2002 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Corley
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley
Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow
Mr. Johnson was born Dec. 21, 1926 in Pursley.
He was a business owner who served in the United States Navy during
World War II.
He was preceded in death by wife Wanda Johnson.
Survivors include sons Terry Johnson and wife
Karen, Jeffrey Johnson and wife Cathy, and David Johnson and wife
Jennifer, all of Corsicana; sister Doris Ann Ellis of England;
granddaughters Jennifer Johnson of Chicago, Tara Johnson of Midland,
Kasey Johnson of Navarro, and Ashley Jones, Jordan Johnson, Alexis
Johnson and Neva Johnson, all of Corsicana; and grandsons Jack Johnson
and Justin Williams and wife Angie, all of Corsicana.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Dr. James Harvey Edgar, Jr.
Aug 6, 1913 - Nov 30, 2002
James H. 'Doc' Edgar
James H. "Doc" Edgar, 89, of Corsicana passed
away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002 at his residence.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at First
Christian Church with the Rev. Mark Luera officiating. Interment will
follow at Richland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bob White Jr., Dan Arnold,
Jim Arnold, Gerry Harris, Kim Wyatt and Gary Brown.
He was born Aug. 6, 1913 in Richland to Dr.
James H. Edgar and Sally Mae Hill. He was raised in Richland and
graduated from Richland High School. He received a bachelor of science
in chemistry from East Texas State University in Commerce. He married
Anna Lee Rainey of Commerce Dec. 14, 1938. He earned a master of science
in chemistry studying at ETSU, University of Texas, Montana State
University and Oregon State University. He served as a flight instructor
in the U.S. Army Air Corps during
World War II.
He served at Navarro Junior College as director
and chairman of the science and mathematics division for over 27 years.
He won numerous awards and was honored 12 years after his retirement
with the dedication and naming of the James H. Edgar Lecture Hall in the
Frank Neal Drane Science Building at Navarro College. He served on the
supervisory committee of Central Texas Teachers Credit Union, the board
of directors of Corsicana National Bank and as an officer of the bank's
He was a devout Christian and church life
played an important role in his life and that of his family. He was a
deacon and elder at First Christian Church of Corsicana. He was a
community leader as well as serving in civic organizations including the
Optimist Club and YMCA.
He was preceded in death by his mother and
father; wife, Ann; and sister, June Foster.
Survivors include his sisters, Joy Arnold of
Plano and Zane Frost of Corsicana; brother-in-law, Bill Rainey and wife
Dorothy of Marble Falls; daughters, Jan Moore and husband Z. Buford
Moore of Corsicana and Sally Cooper and husband Dr. Cliff Cooper of
Portland, Ore.; grandchildren, Sally Wise of Toledo, Ohio, Janna
Massarelli of Corsicana, and Jenna and James Cooper of Portland, Ore.;
and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian
Church building fund.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Lerlene (Barnes) Brooks
Sep 20, 1921 - Nov 29, 2002
Lerlene Brooks, 81, of Longview passed away
Friday, Nov. 29, 2002 in a Longview nursing center.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4
p.m. today at Rader Funeral Home, 1617 Judson Road, Longview.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday at
Rosewood Park Cemetery in Longview with the Rev. Merrell Brooks
Mrs. Brooks was born Sept. 20, 1921 in Purdon
to William J. and Willie Lena Barnes. She was a homemaker and a member
of Woodland Hills Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Leonard Wade
Brooks of Longview; daughter, Judy Ritchie and husband Bobby of
Longview; brother, Ben J. Barnes of Tucson, Ariz.; sisters, Zerlene
Healy of Lindale, Cecil Ruth Parsons of Plano and Margie Dale of El
Paso; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Rader Funeral Home of Longview
Graveside services for Lerlene Brooks, 81, of Longview will be held at 1
p.m. Monday in Rosewood Park Cemetery with the Rev. Merrell Brooks
officiating. Interment will follow in Rosewood Park Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Longview.
The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. today, Dec. 1, at the funeral
Mrs. Brooks died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, in a local nursing center.
A native of Purdon, she was born Sept. 20, 1921, to William J. and
Willie Lena Barnes. She was a homemaker and a member of the Woodland
Hills Baptist Church.
Mrs. Brooks is survived by her husband, Leonard Wade Brooks; one
daughter, Judy Ritchie and her husband, Bobby, of Longview; one brother,
Ben J. Barnes of Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters, Zerlene Healy of Lindale,
Cecil Ruth Parsons of Plano and Margie Dale of El Paso; and many nieces
Those who cannot attend services may go to www.raderfh.com and sign the
online guest book.
- Longview News Journal - Dec 1, 2002
Myrtle (Shockley) Metcalf
Mar 1, 1911 - Dec 1, 2002
Myrtle Metcalf, 91, of The Woodlands passed
away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002 in The Woodlands.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at
Oakwood Cemetery with Rev.
Teri Hildebrand officiating.
Mrs. Metcalf was born March 1, 1911 in
Lexington, Okla. She was a member of First Methodist Church in Houston
and an interior designer.
She was preceded in death by husband J. E.
Metcalf Jr., parents Collie and Esther Shockley, sister Gloria Taylor
and brother Leon Shockley.
Survivors include cousin Carroll Rainey and
wife Sandra of Houston.
Memorials may be made to First Methodist Church
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Annie Ruth (Thompson) Crawford
Oct 27, 1911 - Dec 1, 2002
Annie Ruth Crawford, 91, of Italy, formerly of
Frost, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002 at Trinity Mission Health and
Rehab in Italy.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at First
Baptist Church of Frost.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at First
Baptist Church of Frost with Revs. Joe Dowdy and G.W. French Jr.
officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.
Mrs. Crawford was born Oct. 27, 1911 in Navarro
County to Bob Thompson and Carrie Lindsey Thompson. She worked at a
grocery store for many years and was a member of the First Baptist
Church of Frost for many years.
Survivors include sons Leon Crawford and wife
Mary and Erselle Crawford and wife Lola, all of Frost; daughter Glynell
Smith and husband Aubrey of Waco; brother Aubrey Thompson and wife Betty
of Italy; sister Vestal Kelly and husband Odell of Italy; 13 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Mollie Elizabeth (McClure) Swank
Feb 9, 1915 - Nov 30, 2002
Mollie Swank, 87, of Kerens passed away
Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002 at Kerens Care Center.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at
Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sagamore
Hill Baptist Church in Fort Worth with Dr. O.S. Hawkins officiating.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at
Moore Cemetery in Arlington.
Mrs. Swank was born Feb. 9, 1915.
She was preceded in death by husband, Rev. W.
Survivors include daughter Susie Swank McDaniel
of Kerens; son William David Swank of Fort Worth; grandchildren Diana
Howard, Jim Hickey, David Hickey, Suellen Rightmer, Cindy Chatman,
Kristen Karr and Mark Swank; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.
- Corsicana Daily Sun,
Dec 2, 2002
Buried in Moore Memorial Garden Cemetery, Arlington,
w/o Rev. William Fred Swank; d/o W. B. McClure and
Emma (Hampton) McClure
Elizabeth Swank, 87, a retired church worker, missionary and
public speaker, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at a Kerens nursing home.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sagamore Hill Baptist Church. The
family will receive friends prior to and following the services at the
church. Burial will be private.
Memorials: If desired, donations may be made to the W. Fred Swank
Endowed Scholarship Fund at Hardin-Simmons University, P.O. Box 16100,
Abilene, Texas 79698, in lieu of flowers.
Elizabeth Swank, the daughter of W. B. and Erma McClure, was born
in Sherman, on Feb. 9, 1915. She graduated from Central High School in
Fort Worth and from Texas Wesleyan University. She became a Christian
while still a child, and as a teenager, came under the influence of
Travis Ave. Baptist Church and its pastor, C. E. Matthews.
In 1934, she married W. Fred Swank, pastor of the Sagamore Hill
Baptist Church. Together they spent 43 years helping to build what was
in the 1950s and 1960s one of the largest Southern Baptist congregations
in the United States. The Swanks were particularly noted for their
devotion to ministering to young people.
Following their retirement in 1975, the couple spent one year with
the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention in an
interim pastorate at the International Baptist Church of Brussels,
Upon their return to the U.S., the Swanks conducted evangelistic
campaigns throughout the U.S. and several foreign countries until Fred's
death in 1982. Elizabeth continued an active ministry of public speaking
and missionary service that involved international travel. From 1983
until 1999, she was a resident of the Buckner Retirement Village in
Dallas. At the time of her death, she had been a resident of Navarro
County for about three years.
Survivors: Son, William D. Swank and wife, Barbara, of North
Richland Hills; daughter, Susie McDaniel and husband, Doug, of Kerens;
grandsons, David Hickey of Los Angeles, Calif., Jim Hickey of Kerrville
and Marcus Swank of Hurst; granddaughters, Suellen Rightmer of Marshall,
Diana Howard of Kerrville, Cindy Chapman of Fort Worth and Kristin Karr
of Lubbock; and five great-grandchildren.
- Published in the Star-Telegram from 12/3/2002 - 12/4/2002
1959 - 1976
CORSICANA - William Curtis Maupin, 87, director of Abilene YMCA
from 1959-1976, died Sunday in Corsicana.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with B.F.
Risinger officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, directed
by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Mr. Maupin was born in Pine Bluff, Ark., and graduated from
Arkansas State College in Jonesboro, Ark. He was employed by the YMCA in
Little Rock, Ark., and was director at Hot Springs, Ark. He was
Southwest District Representative of the YMCA in Oklahoma City and moved
to Abilene in 1959 to serve as YMCA director. He was a member and past
president of Rotary Club and was secretary of the Abilene Ministerial
Alliance for 14 years. He retired in 1976 and moved to Corsicana. He was
a member, deacon and teacher at First Baptist Church in Corsicana.
Survivors include his wife,
Dorothy Maupin, of Corsicana; one son,
Bill Maupin of Corsicana; and two grandchildren.
Earl Gene Moore
Nov 6, 1926 - Nov 30, 2002
Earl G. Moore
Earl G. Moore, 76, of Ennis passed away
Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002 at Ennis Care Center.
Services were 11 a.m. today at Keever Chapel in
Ennis with the Rev. Richard Moody officiating. Interment followed at
Mr. Moore was born Nov. 6, 1926 in
Frost to George E. and Cora Porter Moore. He was raised in Frost and was
a 1944 graduate of Frost High School. He then entered the U.S. Navy.
After his discharge, he attended Baylor University where he earned his
business degree. On Aug. 21, 1954 he married Bettye Giffis of Frost.
After their marriage they lived in Lubbock, later moving to Frost. They
moved to Marlin and in 1967 moved to Ennis. He was employed by FMC Corp.
as a manager in ag-chemical sales for nearly 25 years. His love was in
his farming and he was very active with volunteer work. His family
always came first. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where he
served as a deacon.
He was preceded in death by his brother,
Survivors include his wife, Bettye Moore of
Ennis; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Donna Moore of Athens,
Robert and Cathy Moore of Houston, John and Kelly Moore of Flower Mound;
daughter and son-in-law, Marla and Roger Ferguson of Owasso, Okla.;
brother, Horace Moore of Dallas; sisters, Nedra Hooser of Corsicana and
Frances Holley of Italy; and grandchildren, Chris, Bradley, Katy, Laurel
Arrangements by J. E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.
Elvice (Brooks) Barr
Mar 19, 1925 - Oct 31, 2002
Elvice Brooks Barr, 77, of Bothell, Wash.,
passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2002, due to complications of
Burial of ashes will take place Saturday, Dec.
7, at Rose Hill Cemetery
in Blooming Grove. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7, at Barry United Methodist Church. A memorial service
was also held Nov. 26 in Bothell, Wash. at Bothell United Methodist
She was born March 19, 1925 in Barry and
resided there until 1956, when she moved to the Seattle, Wash. area. She
was a very kind-hearted person, loved by all who knew her. She was a
wonderful mother, grandmother and friend and will be warmly remembered.
She loved people, nature, travel and gardening. After 25 years as a
full-time mom and homemaker, she was employed by the University of
Washington Alumni Association until her retirement in 1987.
She was preceded in death by her infant son,
James Randall Barr; parents, Lalia Ann and John "Jack" Brooks; and her
children's father, James Doyle Barr.
Survivors include her son, Gary Barr of
Wimberley; daughters, Gail Riccetti and husband Ron of Edmonds, Wash.
and Cheryl Kellogg and husband Keith of Bothell, Wash.; grandchildren,
Michael Hoban of Bothell, Wash. and Suzi Farris and husband Clint of
Bothell, Wash.; brother, the Rev. Dr. Ray Brooks and wife Mickey of
Henderson; sisters, Tommye Hall and husband Earl of Haltom City and Vida
Hughes of Dallas; extended family, Mike Butler of Wimberley; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to the kind and loving staffs of
Franciscan Health Center in Bothell and Evergreen Hospice.
Remembrances are suggested to the Alzheimer's
Association, 919 N Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60611.
Arrangements by Bleitz Funeral Home of Seattle,
F. L. 'Effie' McClure
Mar 28, 1919 - Dec 1, 2002
F. L. "Effie" McClure, 83, of Mertens, passed
away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002 at Hillsboro Nursing Home.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. today
at Richland Cemetery in Mertens with the Rev. Bill Smith officiating.
Mr. McClure was born March 28, 1919 in Lone Oak
in Navarro County to Robert and Sally (McGee) McClure. He lived in
Navarro County until 1952 when he moved to Galveston. In 1976, he moved
to Mertens and opened up Mac's Small Engines. He married Mabel Davis in
May 1942 and was a member of Frost United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel
McClure on Feb. 18, 1995; daughter, Sarah Bernice Stein on Dec. 29,
1984; six sisters and five brothers.
Survivors include his son, Steve McClure of
Mertens; grandchildren, Tammy Stein, Sally Stein, William Stein, Shelly
McClure and Rhonda Watson; and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests friends
make donations to their favorite charity.
Arrangements by Marshall & Marshall Funeral
Directors of Hillsboro
F. L. McCLURE
Mr. F. L. (Effie) McClure, 83, of Mertens died Sunday, December 1, at a
Hillsboro nursing home.
He born March 28, 1919, in Lone Oak, the son of Robert and Sally (McGee)
McClure. He was born in Navarro County and lived there until 1952 when he moved
to Galveston. In 1976 he moved to Mertens and opened up Mac's Small Engines. He
married Mabel Davis in May of 1942, and she preceded him in death February 18,
1995. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sarah Bernice Stein, on
December 29, 1984; six sisters; and five brothers. He was a member of the Frost
United Methodist Church. Survivors include: one son, Steve McClure of Mertens;
five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held
at 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, at Richland Cemetery in Mertens with Rev. Bill
Smith officiating. Interment was at Richland Cemetery in Mertens. Memorials may
be made to the charity of one's choice.
Nov 18, 1945 - Dec 4, 2002
Ike Sherrouse, 57, of Corsicana passed away
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m. until
service time at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at
Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating.
Interment will be held at Danville Cemetery in Kilgore.
Mr. Sherrouse was born Nov. 18, 1945 in Porter
to Roy C. Sherrouse and Virgie Emmons Sherrouse. He was a fireman in
Houston for many years before his retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Sherrouse of
Corsicana; son, Sean Sherrouse of San Francisco, Calif.; daughter, Julie
Sherrouse of Blooming Grove; grandson, Clayton; mother, Virgie Sherrouse
of Livingston; brothers, Bob Sherrouse and wife Maxie and Clifford
Sherrouse and wife Pat, all of Porter, and Tony Sherrouse and wife Jody
of Leakey; and sisters, Virginia Matthews and husband Robert of Conroe
and Loretta Sherrouse of Louisiana.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Della Mae Johnson
Mar 9, 1942 - Dec 3, 2002
Della Mae Johnson, 60, of Corsicana passed away
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m.
Friday at M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Harmony
Baptist Church with Bishop John Baker officiating. Interment will follow
at Woodland Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be friends of the family.
Mrs. Johnson was born March 9, 1942 in Dallas.
Survivors include her son, R. C. Murphy of
Corsicana; daughter, Patricia Cumby of Corsicana; grandchildren, Dennis
Cumby, Davon Cumby, Curtis Cumby and Crystal Cumby, all of Corsicana;
several great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and
Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for
Mae Lea Conner
Apr 19, 1915 - Dec 4, 2002
Mae Lea Conner, 87, of Corsicana passed away
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today
at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley
Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Harold Scott officiating. Interment will
follow at Resthaven Memorial
Pallbearers will be Matthew Conner, Dennis
Robinson, Foy Robinson, Tommy Boatman, Bruce Bailey, Lee Thornton and
Toby Thornton. Honorary pallbearer will be Jerry Beasley.
Mrs. Conner was born April 19, 1915 in Navarro
She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis
E. Conner; and daughter, Odie Fae Ford.
Survivors include her son, Otis L. Conner of
Corsicana; daughters, Ruth Laudan and Jane Beasley, both of Corsicana,
Drucy Boatman of Vernon and Betty Thornton Whitley of Palestine; 14
grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Hattie Elizabeth "Jackie" Kennedy
Jackie Kennedy, 82, of Beaumont, died Friday, July 16, 2004 at the
Lumberton Rehabilitation Center in Lumberton. A native of Corsicana, TX,
Jackie had lived in Beaumont for over 30 years where she was a homemaker. Cremation services were handled under the direction of
Claybar Kelley- Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont. She is survived by one
son, Bill Kennedy of Beaumont, 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. 1155 N. 11th St. Beaumont, TX 77704 (409)892-3456
- Beaumont Enterprise - Jul 18, 2004