Navarro County, Texas
James K. Pittman
Abt. 1856 - June 8, 1908
June 8, 1908
Find Corsicana Citizen Dead in Bed
Special To The News
Corsicana, Tex., June 8. - J. K. Pittman, a veteran resident of Corsicana, was found dead in his bedroom at his home last night. He was
a widower and his son and son's wife, who was living with him, were in Palestine on a visit.
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- Submitted by Dana Stubbs
- James K. Pittman was the son of Isaac Bethual and Elizabeth Pittman. He was the husband of Minnie L. Johnston and the father of
Vivian, Gentry and Francis Pittman; Gentry being the one mentioned in the above.
Lucian Albert Pinkston,
Nov 16, 1927 - Mar 26, 1951
March 28, 1951
Rites Held for Student Killed in Car Accident
CORSICANA, Texas, March 28. Funeral services for Lucian Albert Pinkston Jr., 23, Corsicana, senior in the University Of Texas School Of Medicine
in Galveston, were held Wednesday at St. John's Episcopal Church.
Pinkston was killed Monday afternoon in an auto collision twenty miles north of Houston in the same accident that claimed the life of Miss
Gloria Morris, 19, Houston, Southern Methodist University student.
Surviving Pinkston are his mother, Mrs. Ben Ellett, Dallas; father, L. A. Pinkston, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Folk, Odessa, and Miss
Carolyn Pinkston, Corsicana, student in Texas Tech, Lubbock; grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. William T. Shell Sr., Corsicana, and other
B. (Hucherson) Pittman
Nov 30, 1872 - Oct 17, 1939
October 18, 1939
Mrs. Clara Pittman, 66, died at a hospital. Services were held at the Corley Funeral Chapel Wednesday. A native of Corsicana, she took an
active part in civic affairs. Surviving are a son, Jester Pittman, Corsicana, and five daughters, Mrs. John Jones, San Francisco; Mrs.
Harry Dominge, Trinity; Mrs. A. C. Choate, Corsicana; Mrs. C. W. Cardwell, Shamrock, and Mrs. W. C. Caldwell, Corsicana.
October 18, 1939
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Pittman 66, native of Corsicana, who died at a local hospital were held Wednesday at the Corley chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are a son, Jester Pittman, Corsicana, and five daughters, Mrs. John Jones, San Francisco; Mrs. Harry Dominge, Trinity; Mrs. A. C.
Choate, Corsicana; Mrs. C. W. Cardwell, Shamrock, and Mrs. W. C. Caldwell, Corsicana.
MRS. CLARA PITTMAN DIED TUESDAY; BE BURIED WEDNESDAY
Mrs. Clara Pittman, age 66, years, died at the P. and S. Hospital near noon Tuesday. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Finis Hodge, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Pittman was a native of Corsicana and took an active part in civic affairs.
Surviving are one son, Jester Pittman, Corsican; five daughters, Mrs. John Jones, San Francisco, Calif.; Mrs. Harry Dominge, Trinity; Mrs. A. C. Choat, Corsicana; Mrs. C. W. Cardwell, Shamrock; Mrs. W. C. Caldwell, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be W. H. Patrick, L. C. Molloy, Roy Martin, Rube Bennett, H. G. Gribble, N. C. Crouch and C. E. McWilliams.
James M. Pierce
1871 - Jun 27, 1954
June 30, 1954
J. M. Pierce
CORSICANA, Texas - Rites for J. M. Pierce, 83, retired employee of the
Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, who died here Sunday, were held at the McCammon Chapel Monday at 10 a.m. Burial was in
Surviving are a son, M. C. Pierce of California, and several grandchildren.
Monday Services For J. M. Pierce
J. M. Pierce, 83, resident of Twilight Home several years, died
Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 10
a.m. Burial was in
The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the
First Methodist church.
Pallbearers were Harold Phillips, Albert Frey, Luther Larrison,
Ben Blackmon, Edgar Metcalf, George Edmonds and Kelly McKeown.
Surviving are a son, M. C. Pierce, California, several
grandchildren and other relatives.
A former resident of Kansas, Pierce was a retired employe of the
Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.
Dorothy Ann Pinson
Jul 10, 1932 - Dec 11, 1932
December 12, 1932
Drane Infant Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 17 - Dorothy Ann Pinson, 5-month-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Pinson of the Drane community, died Sunday night with pneumonia and the funeral services were held from the family residence
Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock with burial in the Campbell Cemetery.
Dacus C. Pinchbeck
Dec 23, 1889 - May 19, 1947
May 21, 1947
D. C. Pinchbeck Buried
Funeral services for Dacus C. Pinchbeck, 59, who died Monday at Orange,
were held here Tuesday. Survivors are his wife, Orange; a daughter, Mrs.
O. J. Moore, Longview; four sisters, Mrs. S. P. Love and Mrs. Jim
Taylor, Corsicana; Mrs. A. C. Johnson, Marshall; Mrs. Stacy Blackburn,
Fort Worth, and a brother, G. T. Pinchbeck, Conroe.
DACUS C. PINCHBECK FUNERAL SERVICES
Funeral services for Dacus C. Pinchbeck, aged 59, who died Monday at
his home in Orange, were held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley
Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the
First Baptist church conducting the rites. Interment was in
Survivors are his wife, Orange; a daughter, Mrs. O. J. Moore,
Longview; four sisters, Mrs. S. P. Love and Mrs. Jim Taylor,
Corsicana; Mrs. A. C. Johnson, Marshall; Mrs. Stacy Blackburn, Fort
Worth; and one brothers, G. T. Pinchbeck, Conroe.
Pallbearers were Joe Jefferson, Hubert Redden, C. L. Terry, King
Elliott, S. L. Dublin and S. K. Brietz.
- The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri.,
May 20, 1947
- Submitted by Diane Richards
- h/o Mary Kate (Jack) Pinchbeck
married Oct. 2, 1916; s/o William Shaver Pinchback & Nancy
(Jarvis) Pinchback buried in Montgomery New Cemetery,
- (Must have changed name from
Pinchback to Pinchbeck)
William Jones Pinkard
1864 - Feb 24, 1933
February 24, 1933
W. J. Pinkard, 68, died at his home in the Richland community Friday
after a short illness with pneumonia, and the funeral will probably be
held Saturday. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Briggs, Waco; four
sons, William Pinkard, Corsicana; Goldie Pinkard, Currie; W. B. Pinkard,
Waco, and J. J. Pinkard, Illinois.
Held For Richland Man On Saturday Afternoon
Funeral services for W. J. Pinkard, aged 68 years, who died at his
home in the Richland community Friday morning at 10 o’clock
following a short illness were held Saturday afternoon at the
Richland cemetery where
interment was made.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Briggs, Waco; four sons,
William Pinkard, Corsicana; Goldie Pinkard, Currie; B. W. Pinkard,
Waco; and J. J. Pinkard, Illinois.
The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Saturday, February 25, 1933
- Submitted by
Josephine L. “Josie” (Willard) Orand-Pinkard married Dec. 21,
1899 2nd wife Pearl Hence (Bankston) Pinkard married Feb. 5,
1922 s/o R. J. Pinkard and Sarah A. (Newman) Pinkard
Infant of W.
Died Sep. 1914
September 29, 1914, Dallas, Texas
An infant of W. E. and Mary Pinkston, 4029 Junius street, died yesterday
morning. The body was sent to Corsicana by Undertakers Ed C. Smith &
Bro. last night.
Nellie Elizabeth (VanHorn) Piper
Jul 15, 1869 - May 24, 1951
May 25, 1951, Dallas, Texas
Mrs. Nellie Piper, 88, Died at Corsicana
Mrs. Nellie Piper, 88, of Corsicana, died there Thursday, her nephew, R.
E. Van Horn, 5459 Goodwin, has been notified.
Mrs. Piper was born and spent her entire life in Corsicana. Her husband,
the late Alfred H. Piper, Corsicana businessman, died five years ago.
She also is survived by a son and by several other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held in Corsicana Friday with burial there.
Services Friday For Mrs. Piper
Funeral services for Mrs. A. H. Piper, 82, who died Thursday morning
in the IOOF Home in Ennis, were held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the
Griffin Chapel. Burial was in
Rites were conducted by Rev. S. R. Estes, pastor of Cumberland
Mrs. Piper was a native of Corsicana, the former Nellie Van Horn,
and resided here until 18 months ago, when she went to the Ennis
home. She was a Presbyterian and Rebekah.
Surviving are a son, Derwent Piper, Kerrville; a granddaughter, Mrs.
J. K. Colquit, Ozona; two great-grandsons, a daughter-in-law, Mrs.
Kate Piper, Corsicana; two nephews, a niece and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Jack McDaniel, Billy Basham, Percy McKinney, Hayes
Bonner, L. F. Flynn, Clarence Hodge and Lloyd Metcalf.
J. D. Pipkin
abt 1856 - Mar 1930
March 21, 1930
J.D. Pipkin Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, March 21 - J. D. Pipkin, 74, father of Mrs. W. J. Lunn
of Corsicana, died suddenly at his home in Portales, N. M., Thursday. He
is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Lunn, Corsicana, and Mrs.
R. J. Baugh, Rio Hondo, and three sons, Charles Pipkin, Portales, N. M.;
William Pipkin, Los Angeles, Cal., and John Pipkins, Clovis, N. M.
L. A. Pinkston
Died Dec. 1926
December 29, 1926
Attorney Conducts L. A. Pinkston Funeral
Funeral services were held Wednesday from the family home here for L. A.
Pinkston, 69 years old, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died in
Houston Tuesday morning. The services were conducted by El J. Gibson,
Corsicana attorney, and for many years a close personal friend and
neighbor of Mr. Pinkston. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Pinkston came to Corsicana with the advent of the Cotton Belt
Railway in this territory. It is understood that he ran the first
passenger train on the Hillsboro branch as engineer and continued in
this capacity on this same run up until a few years ago, when he
He is survived by his wife and four sons, Nat Pinkston, local Cotton
Belt commercial agent; Tom Pinkston, connected with the oil business in
Fort Worth; Will Pinkston, attorney, Dallas; and Lucian Pinkston of
Jul 1, 1895 - Jan 2, 1962
Obituary Moved to John Thomas
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Beulah Ann (Ray) Brooks
Sep 15, 1900 - Nov 1, 1972
FUNERAL FOR MRS BROOKS AT BARRY
Funeral rites for Mrs. Jack Brooks were Thursday afternoon at Barry
United Methodist Church, with her former pastor, Rev Frank Williams
officiating. Burial was in
Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Brooks, 72, died early Wednesday at Memorial Hospital where she
was taken after calling neighbors that she was ill.
A native of Mississippi, she had lived in Barry or Barry area for 50
years where she was active in church and civic affairs. She was an
artist in several phases of crafts, including ceramics, painting,
knitting & sewing. She was a member of Barry U. M. Church.
Her survivors are a son, Ray O. Brooks of Henderson; their daughters,
Mrs. Tommye Hall of Ft. Worth, Mrs. Elvice Barr of Seattle, Wash. & Mrs.
Vida Hughes of Dallas; 10 grandchildren, one great grandchild; a
brother, James A. Ray of Mexia; two sisters, Mrs. Rosella Kirby & Mrs.
Willie Mae Hukile of Hot Springs, Ark.; several nieces & nephews.
Casket Bearers were Marshall & Roy Massengale, Aubrey Marr, Rogers
Johnson, James E. Watson & Henry R. Nicholson.
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A Memorial Record For the Friends and Relatives of Mrs. Jack Brooks
November 1, 1972
First Methodist Church, Barry, Texas, Thursday, November 2, 1972, 2:00
Rev. Frank Williams
Rose Hill Cemetery
Henry Ray Nicholson, James Edwin Watson, Marshall Massengale, Roy
Massengale, Roger Johnson, Aubrey Marr
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- Submitted by Diane
- Social Security Death Index: Lalia Brooks, 460-76-4054; Sept 15,
1900; Nov 1972; RAD: 75102 Barry Navarro Co., TX
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Apr 5, 1956 - Dec 9, 2006
Anna Lee Williams
Anna Lee Williams, 50, of Richland passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006
at her home.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with
Bishop Eddie Jones officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Tim Graves, Shane Scruggs, Kelly Trull, Randy Koepp,
Shawn Barton and Bandey Phillips.
Anna Lee Williams was born April 5, 1956 in Victoria to L.C. and Gladys
Howell. She put herself through nursing school while raising five
children. She received her RN degree and has spent her entire life
taking care of others. Anna fought a short battle with cancer with a lot
She was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Benton; father, L.C.
Howell; uncles, Charles W. Curbello, Joseph L. Curbello and Jasper R.
Survivors include her mother, Gladys Howell; a loving companion, Paul
Nail; four sons, Jeff Williams and wife Cindy and son David of West
Monroe, La., Bobby Williams and wife Jona of Corsicana, Scotty Williams
and wife Rebecca of Ft. Sill, Olka., and Roy Williams of Richland; two
brothers, Lawrence Howell and wife Sheila, and John Howell and wife
Deidie, all of Corsicana; grandsons, Michah McCullough and Jakob
Williams; nieces, Shannon O’Neil and family, Tina Allen, Amanda Trull,
Leila Howell, and Caitlin Schnarr; nephews, Lemuel Howell, Zachary
Trowbridge, and Chance Miller; cousins, Debbie Watson and Cindy Miller;
aunts and uncles, Virginia and Lydia Phelps, Nancy and Hal Toomey,
Louise and Dub Walker, Gene and Dorothy Eichman, Gus and Zelma Curbello,
and Ross and Shirley Curbello; several close friends, including Edwin
Scruggs and family, Shane and Lisa Scruggs and family, and James and
Chris Haley and family.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Sep 28, 1928 - Dec 9, 2006
Gonzales Escamilla, 78, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006
A Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home.
A Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church with Father Danillo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at
Mr. Escamilla was born Sept. 28, 1928 in Fruitvale. He was a very loved
father, brother and uncle and will be missed by all who loved him. He
fought a long, courageous battle with his illness.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Siria De La Rosa; and brothers,
Frank Escamilla and Abundio Escamilla.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law Anita and David Pattee of
Hawkins, Corina and Cirilo Martinez of Mesquite, Sylvia and Morriss
Fergason of Rowlett, and Felicia and Daniel Sias of Mesquite; daughter,
Sindy Escamilla of Mesquite; son and daughter-in-law Ben Mark and
Michelle Escamilla of Mesquite; 12 grandchildren; brothers, Simon De La
Rosa of Dallas, Faustino De La Rosa of Corsicana, Juan De La Rosa of
Corsicana, Jessie De La Rosa of Dallas, and Pete De La Rosa of Dallas;
sisters, Julie Garcia and Sundee Amador of Ennis; niece, Darlene
Calderilla of Dallas, and by numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins.
An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com by
selecting the Ben Gonzales Escamilla obituary.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
BEN GONZALES ESCAMILLA
Mr. Ben Gonzales Escamilla,78, of Corsicna passed away on Saturday,
December 9, 2006 in Corsicana. He was born on September 28, 1928 in
He worked as a laborer in the construction industry for many years. He
was a very loved Father, Brother, Uncle and will be missed by all who
loved him. He fought a very long courageous battle with his illness.
Rosary service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2006 at
the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be
held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at the Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church with Father Danilo Ramos officiating.
Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be
Mr. Escamilla was preceded in death by his Mother, Siria De La Rosa, and
Brothers, Frank & Abundio Escamilla.
He is survived by his Daughters & Sons-in-Law, Anita & David Pattee of
Hawkins, TX, Corina & Cirilo Martinez of Mesquite, TX, Sindy Escamilla
of Mesquite, TX, Sylvia & Morriss Fergason of Rowlett, TX., Felicia &
Daniel Sias of Mesquite, TX., Son & Daughter-in-Law, Ben Mark & Michelle
Escamilla of Mesquite, TX., Twelve Grandchildren, Brothers, Simon De La
Rosa of Dallas, TX., Faustino De La Rosa of Corsicana, TX., Juan De La
Rosa of Corsicana, TX., Jessie De La Rosa of Dallas, TX. and Pete De La
Rosa of Dallas, TX., Sisters, Julie Garcia & Sundee Amador both of
Ennis, TX., Niece, Darlene Calderilla of Dallas, TX. and numerous other
Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.
May 31, 1920 - Dec 8, 2006
Willard ‘Samp’ Long, 86, of Athens passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2006 at
East Texas Medical Center in Athens.
Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the
Rev. Jim Duncan officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Botie Hillhouse, Cody Clayburn, Chris Clayburn, Lee
Long, Craig Henson and Ernest Wallace.
Mr. Long was born May 31, 1920 in Athens. He was a member of Baxter
He was preceded in death by wife Minnie Lee Long; daughters, Virginia
Jones and Casara Jackson; parents, Ivey Lee and Lelah Long; and by six
brothers and sisters.
Survivors include wife Sarah Long of Athens; daughters and sons-in-law
Sarah and Kenny Clayburn of Mabank, Kay and Hubert Whittington of Tool,
Mary and Debbs Hillhouse of Athens, and Margarette and Duane Buley of
Corsicana; by sons and daughters-in-law, Willard and Wanda Long of
Whitehouse, and Jerry and Julie Long of Louisville, Ky.; son David Long
of Athens; sister, Daisy Dyess of Clute; brothers, Raymond L. (Preacher)
Long of Mesquite, and Doc Long of Hubbard; 22 grandchildren; numerous
great and great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Mr. Willard "Samp" Long, age 86, of Athens, Texas, died Friday, December
8, 2006, at East Texas Medical Center in Athens, Texas He was a member
of Baxter Baptist Church. He is survived by: His Wife-Sarah Long of
Athens, TX, Daughter & Son-in-law-Sarah & Kenny Clayburn of Mabank, TX
Daughter & Son-in-law-Kay & Hubert Whittington of Tool, TX Daughter &
Son-in-law-Mary & Debbs Hillhouse of Athens, TX Son &
Daughter-in-law-Willard & Wanda Long of Whitehouse, TX Daughter &
Son-in-law-Margarette & Duane Buley of Corsicana, TX Son-David Long of
Athens, TX Son & Daughter-in-law-Jerry & Julie Long of Louisville, KY
Sister-Daisy Dyess of Clute, TX Brother-Raymond L. (Preacher) Long of
Mesquite, TX Brother-Doc Long of Hubbard, TX Twenty Two Grandchildren
Numerous Great & Great Great Grand Children Many Nieces & Nephews He was
preceded in death by his Deceased Wife-Minnie Lee Long Deceased
Daughter-Virginia Jones, Deceased Daughter-Casara Jackson Six Deceased
Brothers and Sisters, Deceased Parents-Ivey Lee & Lelah Long
Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas,
where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sunday,
December 10, 2006. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel
at 11:00 AM Monday, December 11, 2006 , Rev. Jim Duncan officiating.
Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas.
Feb 19, 1922 - Dec 8, 2006
Allie Mae ‘Scooter’ Dodson, 84, passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2006 in
Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at
Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Gary
Mrs. Dodson was born Feb. 19, 1922 in Corsicana. She was a member of
Eastern Star for over 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Shannon C. Dodson; a grandson,
James Virgil Plummer; mother, Deei Tossie Whitehead.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Retha J. and Joseph Giannotti
of Athens; grandson and wife, Martin Edward and Nicole Plummer of Vine
Grove, Ky.; great grandson Thomas Plummer of Vine Grove, Ky.; nephew and
wife, Neil and Janette Ivie of Corsicana; nieces, Ruth Park of
Arlington, Loretta Sebesta of Freeport, Linda Miller of Angleton, and
Barbara McKinney of Angleton.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Allie Mae "Scooter" Dodson, 84, of Corsicana passed away on Friday,
December 8, 2006 in Tyler, Texas. She was born on February 19, 1922 in
She was a homemaker, and faithful member of the Eastern Star for over 50
Visitation will be held from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 10,
2006 at the funeral home. Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 a.m.
on Monday, December 11, 2006 at the
Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Gary W.
Mrs. Dodson was preceded in death by her Husband, Shannon C. Dodson,
Grandson, James Virgil Plummer, and Mother, Deei Tossie Whitehead.
She is survived by her Daughter & Son-in-Law, Retha & Joseph Giannotti
of Athens, TX., Grandson & Wife, Martin Edward & Nicole Plummer of Vine
Grove, KY, Great Grandsons, Christopher & Thomas Plummer of Vine Grove,
KY., Nephew & Wife, Neil & Janette Ivie of Corsicana, TX., Nieces, Ruth
Park of Arlington, TX., Loretta Sebesta of Freeport, TX, Linda Miller
and Barbara McKinney both of Angleton, TX.
Sep 7, 1926 - Dec 8, 2006
Dorothy McCulloch, 80 of Corsicana passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2006 at
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the
Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Johnny Green, Richie Buck, Terry Granger, Chris
McCulloch, Tommy Oliphant and Clif Sykes.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Janie Buck; a son,
Don McCulloch; brothers, George Buck, O.C. (Orval) Buck, Irvine (Bud)
Buck and J.L. (Johnny) Buck; a granddaughter, Carla Tuck.
Survivors include her husband, W.S. (Shirley) McCulloch; sons and
daughters-in-law Chris and Tammie McCulloch of Mexia, and Jerry and Pam
McCulloch of Midland; daughters, Donna Parsons, and Sherline and Scott
Williams, all of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren;
two great-great grandchildren; aunt, Ruth Word of Altus, Okla.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Dorothy McCulloch, resident of Corsicana, Texas, passed away Friday,
December 8, 2006 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village at the age of 80
years. She was born on September 7, 1926 in Ada, Oklahoma to Thomas
Henry Buck and Janie Herrington Buck. Mrs. McCulloch was preceded in
death by her parent Thomas and Janie Buck. Son: Donald McCulloch.
Brothers: George Buck, O.C. (Orval) Buck, Irvine (Bud) Buck, J.L.
(Johnnie) Buck, and granddaughter Carla Tuck. Survivors include her
husband: W.S. (Shirley) McCulloch. Sons and daughter-in-laws: Chris and
Tammie McCulloch of Mexia, Tx., Jerry and Pam McCulloch of Midland, Tx.
Daughters: Donna Parsons of Corsicana, Tx., Sherline and Scott Williams
of Corsicana, Tx. Ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and
two great great grandchildren. Aunt: Ruth Word of Altus, Oklahoma.
Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services are schedualed for
Monday, December 11, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Burial will follow at
Younger Cemetery in Silver City. Serving as pallbearers will be Johnny
Green, Richie Buck, Terry Granger, Chris McCulloch, Tommy Oliphant, and
Sep 26, 1934 - Dec 7, 2006
Helen Joyce Varnell
Helen Joyce Varnell, 72, of Blooming Grove passed Thursday, Dec. 7,
2006, at her residence.
Services will be 3 p.m. today at Blooming Grove United Methodist Church
with the Rev. Jonathan Speegle officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Dale Lane, David Page, Craig Page, Kelly Page, Otis
Beam and Tom Harrison.
Mrs. Varnell was born Sept. 26, 1934, in Lone Cedar. She attend the
United Methodist Church, taught Sunday school for 31 years and was
director of children’s department. She was the outstanding local
ex-student for 2005. She was historian for the Blooming Grove Historical
Society, treasurer for White Church Cemetery and Dresden Cemetery, and
communications chairman for the Blooming Grove Ex-Students Association.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ivan Lester Dozier and Ruby
Artimesa Collier Dozier; and grandchild, Robert Arnett.
Survivors include her husband, Quilla Van Varnell of Blooming Grove;
children, Gail Turner and husband Marc of Streetman, Kenny Varnell and
wife Susie of Tyler and Tracy Varnell of Tyler; grandchildren, Jamie and
Christy Arnett of Whitehouse, Nicole and Jayme Ballard of Streetman,
Brandon and Kim Varnell, Brian Varnell, Taylor Varnell and Benjamin
Varnell, all of Tyler; great-grandchildren, Cheyanne Arnett and Kelcee
Arnett, both of Whitehouse; and sister, Pat and husband Leon Montgomery
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.
Helen Joyce Varnell, resident of Blooming Grove, Texas, passed away
Thursday, December 7, 2006 at the age of 72 at her residence. She was
born on September 26, 1934 in the Lone Cedar Community to Ivan Lester
Dozier and Ruby Artimesa Collier Dozier. She attended the United
Methodist Church where she tought Sunday school for 31 years and
director of the childrens department. She was the 2005 outstanding local
ex-student. She was the historian of the Blooming Grove Historical
Society, Treasurer for White Church and Dresden Cemeteries. She also
served as communications chairman for the Blooming Grove ex-students
association. Mrs. Varnell was preceded in death by her parents Ivan
Lester Dozier and Ruby Artimesa Collier Dozier and a grandchild Robert
Arnett. Survivors include her husband Quilla Van Varnell of Blooming
Grove. Children: Gail Turner and husband Marc of Streetman, Texas, Kenny
Varnell and wife Susie of Tyler, Texas, and Tracy Varnell of Tyler,
Texas. Grandchildren: Jamie and Christy Arnett of Whitehouse, Tx.,
Nicole and Jayme Ballard of Streetman, Tx., Brandon and Kim Varnell of
Tyler,TX., Brian Varnell, Tatlor Varnell, and Benjamin Varnell all of
Tyler, Tx. Great grandchildren: Cheyanne Arnett and Kelcee Arnett of
Whitehouse, Tx. Sister; Pat Montgomery and husband Leon of Richmond,
Texas. Visitation will be held Saturday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at
Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove. Services are schedualed for
Sunday, December 10, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in
Blooming Grove with Rev. Jonathan Speegle officiating. Burial will
follow ar Dresden Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Dale Lane,
David Page, Craig Pade, Kelly Page, Otis Beam, and Tom Harrison.
Marie (Smith) Carroll
Jan 24, 1946 - Nov 30, 2006
Johnnie Marie Carroll
Johnnie Marie Carroll, 60, of Corsicana passed away Nov. 30, 2006 at
Baylor Hospital in Dallas.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Memorial COGIC with Pastor
Clyde Chambers officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be nephews.
Mrs. Carroll was born Jan. 24, 1946 in Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by parents Luther Luster Smith and Fannie Mae
George Smith; one daughter; and sister Delores Cook.
Survivors include devoted friend Adolphus Tarbutton; sisters Bettie
Evans, Ruby Nolly and Margaret Ricard (Oliver), all of Corsicana;
brothers Allen Giles (Artie) of Dallas and Luther Smith (Jearline) of
Virginia Beach, Va.; aunt Margaret Floyd of Fort Worth; and a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Funeral Home.
Nellie Marie Price
Jan 6, 1919 - Dec 6, 2006
Nellie Marie Price, 87, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6,
2006, at Heritage Oaks West.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev.
Bruce Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Greg Stubbs, Trip Neal, Craig DeWees, Curtis Scott,
Michael Cates and Joe Norwood.
Mrs. Price was born Jan. 6, 1919, in Kerens.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Alvin Price; son,
Alvin Price; son-in-law, Mickey Stubbs; great-grandson, Travis Cates;
grandson-in-law, John Jones; brothers, Buddy Sullivan and Wayne
Sullivan; and sisters, Jewel Middleton, Effie Dycus, Wilma Warren and
Mary Edna Gober.
Survivors include her daughters, Betty Stubbs of Mexia, Martha Nulf and
husband Larry of Garland, and Nita Norwood and husband Ronal of
Corsicana; daughter-in-law and husband, Donette and Joe Hughes of
Garland; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Bill
Sullivan and wife Vickie of Mexia; sister, Doris Ward of Mexia;
sisters-in-law, Willadene West of Kerens and Ida Mae Gunn of Abilene;
and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Nellie Marie Price, 87, of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday,
December 6, 2006 in Corsicana. She was born on January 6, 1919 in
She worked as a sales clerk in the clothing industry in Dallas, Texas
for over forty years, and returned back to Navarro County after
retirement. She was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9,
2006 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m on
Sunday, December 10, 2006 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the
Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow in the
Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Greg Stubbs, Trip Neal, Craig DeWees,
Curtis Scott, Michael Cates, and Joe Norwood.
Mrs. Price was preceded in death by her Husband, Kenneth Alvin Price,
Son, Alvin Price, Son-in-Law, Mickey Stubbs, Great Grandson, Travis
Cates, Grandson-in-Law, John Jones, Parents, William Edward & Mozell
Sullivan, Brothers, Buddy & Wayne Sullivan, Sisters, Jewel Middleton,
Effie Dycus, Wilma Warren, and Mary Edna Gober.
She is survived by her Daughters & Sons-in-Law, Betty Stubbs of Mexia,
TX., Martha & Larry Nulf of Garland, TX., Nita & Ronal Norwood of
Corsicana, TX., Daughter-in-Law & Husband, Donette & Joe Hughes of
Garland, TX., Fifteen Grandchildren, Seventeen Great Grandchildren,
Brother & Sister-in-Law, Bill & Vickie Sullivan of Mexia, TX., Sister,
Doris Ward of Mexia, TX., Sisters-in-Law, Willadene West of Kerens, TX.
& Ida Mae Gunn of Abilene, TX., and numerous Nieces, Nephews, and
Everett Bradshaw Jr.
Oct 25, 1929 - Dec 7, 2006
Everett Bradshaw Jr., 77, of Kennard passed away Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006,
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the
Rev. Ottis Byers and the Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating. Interment will
Mr. Bradshaw was born Oct. 25, 1929, in Muleshoe to Everett Bradshaw Sr.
and Sara Lena Cates. He had lived in Kennard since 1996. He was a member
of First Assembly of God of Crockett. He was a foreman for Southwestern
Pipe with Brown and Root.
He was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren, Whitney Cole and
Survivors include his wife, Georgie Bradshaw of College Station; son and
daughter-in-law, Everett and Kathy Bradshaw of Elkhart; daughters, Paula
Fay Johanson of Bryan-College Station and Kay and husband Larry Roy of
Kennard; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Gene
Arthur Bradshaw and Sam Bradshaw and wife Helen, all of Centerville.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Viviana Delaluz Diaz
Viviana Delaluz Diaz, 11 days old, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006, in
Corsicana. A rosary will be at 1 p.m. today at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin
Funeral Home Chapel in Ennis. The graveside service will follow at 2
p.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Ennis. Arrangements by
Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, Ennis.
Thomas Neil Wood
Apr 9, 1935 - Dec 7, 2006
Thomas Neil Wood, 71, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006,
in Dallas at the North Texas Veterans Administration Medical Center. He
was born April 9, 1935, in Frost and attended Corsicana schools,
graduating from Baylor University with B.A. and M.A. degrees in
history/government. After graduation from Baylor, he served in the
United States Army and was stationed in Germany. During his working
career he published an independent newspaper in Waco, announced for
KAND radio in Corsicana, and
was employed by Atlas Architectural Metals Inc. in Corsicana.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville Thomas and Lois Gipson
He is survived by one sister, Gail and husband Olice Steward of
Kerrville; brothers, John Gary Wood and wife Mary of Billings, Mont.,
and D. Dale Wood and wife Janee of Wimberley; uncle and aunt, David and
Rose Gipson of Kerrville; aunt, Jerry Gipson of Abilene; and numerous
nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Thomas Neil Wood
Thomas Neil Wood, 71, of Corsicana passed away December 7, 2006 in
Dallas, Texas at the North Texas Veterens Administration Medical Center.
He was born in Frost, Texas on April 9, 1935 and attended Corsicana
Schools, graduating from Baylor University with a BA and MA degrees in
History/Government. After graduating from Baylor he served in the United
State Army and was stationed in Germany. During his working career he
published an independent newspaper in Waco, announced for
KAND radio in Corsicana and was
employed with Atlas Architectural Metals Inc. in
Corsicana. He was preceded in death by his parents Orvil Thomas and Lois
Gipson Wood. He is survived by one sister Gail and husband Olice Steward
on Kerrville, Tx.; brother John Gary Wood and wife Mary of Billings,
Montana; and D. dale Wood and wife Janee of Wimberley; uncle and aunt
David and Rose Gipson of Kerrville, Tx; aunt Jerry Gipson of Abilene;
and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. A memorial service will be
held at later date.
Nov 20, 1919 - Nov 28, 2006
Louise Blackwell Dillow Armistead, born Nov. 20, 1919, passed away Nov.
Louise was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, a published author
and an accomplished artist, a social worker and a lifelong advocate for
abused and adopted children. She was an exceptional woman who lived an
The daughter of James Edgar “J.E.” Blackwell and Bertha Roberson
Blackwell, Louise was born in Eustace, Texas, in 1919, one of nine
children in a family that was poor in money but rich in love and
Christian faith. As a young girl she helped pick cotton on her father’s
Navarro County tenant farm, and dreamed of painting pictures and writing
books in big cities far away — dreams that eventually came true.
Louise attended grammar school in Roane and Tupelo and was class
valedictorian at Corsicana High School, where she was a member of the
debate team. During the Depression she became the first in her family to
attend college after being accepted at Mary Hardin Baylor College in
Belton, where she waited tables at the college dining hall to pay her
tuition. She was elected president of the senior class and captain of
the debate team.
After graduation in 1941 she briefly taught school before attending the
University of Chicago to study social work. Returning to Texas she
worked for Child Welfare Services in Corpus Christi and Midland. While
in Midland she met Army Air Corps Lt. Troy Dillow, who was assigned to a
nearby air base. After Troy returned from duty in Europe in World War
II, they married on March 2, 1946. Troy returned to his pre-war job with
the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and the couple moved to
Brownsville, Texas, where their sons Terry and Gordon were born. After
Troy returned from service as a U.S. Army captain in the Korean War they
moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where their daughter, Annie, was born.
After moving to Minneapolis and later Silver Spring, Md., a suburb of
Washington, D.C., Louise worked for Lutheran Social Services,
specializing in adoptions. At age 47 she earned her Master of Social
Work degree from Howard University and became Chief of Child Welfare
Services for Montgomery County, Maryland. In 1971 Troy and Louise moved
to South Padre Island, Texas, where Louise was regional director for the
state Child Protective Services.
After Troy’s death in 1980 Louise embarked on an active and productive
retirement. She wrote a book, “Mrs. Blackwell’s Heart of Texas
Cookbook,” based on her mother’s Depression era farm recipes, that was
featured in People Magazine. She also painted in watercolor and other
mediums. She traveled extensively, to Europe, China and Alaska. She
later moved to Corsicana and married her former Corsicana High School
debate coach, the late Andrew Armistead. She was a member of the
Corsicana Art League, the YMCA and Westminster Presbyterian Church.
After Andy’s death in 1995 she moved to Tucson, Arizona, where her
daughter Annie lives, and she continued to write, paint and travel. Just
five weeks before her death Louise traveled back to Corsicana for a
joyous family reunion at the Hickory Hollow home of Connie and Fred
Lagomarsino with her two remaining sisters, Mildred “Millie” Merrill and
Jennie Conner, and numerous other family members. Louise passed away in
her sleep at Annie’s home on Nov. 28, at peace with herself and with the
Louise was preceded in death by her parents, J. E. and Bertha Blackwell,
and by her sisters, Inez, Norma, Deenie and Lena, and her brothers, J. E.
Jr. (known as “Son”) and Bill, founder of Bill’s Fried Chicken in
Corsicana. She is survived by her children, Annie Dillon, Gordon Dillow
and Terry Dillow and his wife, Patty; by her grandchildren, Alex and
Mikey Wapstra, and Jason, David, and Zachary Dillow and Erik Geiger; and
by numerous family members and friends who loved her. Though they mourn
her passing, they will always remember and celebrate her long and
A memorial service for Louise will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9,
at Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana. Louise will be buried Monday
in Brownsville next to her late husband, Troy. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made in her name by calling the American Cancer Society
at (800) 227-2345 or the Arthritis Foundation at www.arthritis.org.
Hiram S. Brown
Feb 8, 1847 - Oct 23, 1925
Emhouse, Texas -- Last Friday morning the death angel visited this
little town and took Grandpa Hiram Brown, who had been in ill health for
several years. He had been confined to his bed only for a period of a
few weeks before he succumbed to the fatal malady with which he had been
so long afflicted.
Grandpa Brown was 86 years of age and had lived here and at Cryer Creek
for many years. He was loved and respected by all who knew him as an
honest Christian character.
There are left to mourn his loss his wife, four boys: Decatur (sic),
Wallace, Jim and Ed Brown, all of this place; two daughters, Mrs. Jennie
Collins of Cryer Creek and Mrs. Eula Melton of Corsicana, and also
Funeral Services were held at the family residence at 2 o'clock Sunday
with burial at the Cryer
In Loving Memory.
On Friday, October 23, 1925, just a short while after the sun had
risen to light the world with its beauty and clothe the earth with
its warmth, the cold hand of death came to the home of our aged
father, H. S. Brown, and claimed him as its own and soared away with
him to a home on high. He was contented with this world and all its
beauty and wanted to stay on a while longer, for he knew it wasn’t
age that was taking him away. He loved his family and friends and
hated to leave them. Yes, the writer well remembers on one Sunday
evening as some of his folks were leaving, he thought for the last
time to see them, he walked his weak and helpless way in front of
the coor and waved as long as he could see them and hallowed,
That is a picture that is ever before us and so many other similar
talks we can never forget, but alas, he had to go. He did not leave
us without hope for he said all was well. He found the Lord precious
to his never dying soul at the age if 25 and has been serving Him
ever since and we feel that his last days were his sweetest as to
his-going, for when he was conscious he was talking to the Lord
continuously and asking His mercies. And we have the precious
promise that where we ask, believing, it shall be granted and God’s
promises are steadfast and sure.
He was born in Lauderdale county, Mississippi, February 8, 1847, and
married to Miss Hassie Brown January 2, 1868. To this union ten
children were born, seven of whom are living; three died in infancy.
He professed faith in Christ in 1872 and United with the Missionary
Baptist church at Friendship.
He and his family moved to Texas in 1889. He joined the Mt. Zion
Baptist church at Cryer Creek, of which he was a member until death.
The funeral service was conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, assisted by
Rev. C. R. Rhodes, at 2 o’clock, Saturday, Oct. 24, at the residence
in Emhouse, after which his body was carried to the Cryer
Creek Cemetery and laid to rest under a mound of beautiful flowers, which is
a token of love and friendship and is more than appreciated by the
family. There were so many kind deeds done during his illness and
death that were appreciated more than words can tell, but you will
ever be remembered by us.
He is survived by his wife and seven children, four boys, namely,
Cader, Wallace, Jim, Edd, all of Emhouse, and three girls, Mrs. A.
G. DuBose of Aspermont, Texas; Mrs. D. T. Collins of Cryer Creek;
Mrs. K. E. Melton of Corsicana; one brother, Robert Brown of
Madison, Miss., and a large number of grand children and friends.
Though he’s gone, yet memory lingers.
Thoughts of him each passing day,
And we hope some day to meet him
Where immortal spirits stay.
O, we miss him, yes we miss him,
Since his spirit soared away,
But in God we are trusting
And His will to obey.
(Written by his daughter, Mrs. D. T. Collins)
- The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, November 14, 1925
- Submitted by
Jul 29, 1849 - Jul 5, 1933
Hassie Brown, age 83 years, wife of the late H.S. Brown, died at
the home of her son, Ed Brown at Emhouse Monday morning at 8:20.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock
from the Baptist Church in Emhouse and will be conducted by the
Rev. J.F. Stanley. Burial will be in the
Cryer Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Brown had lived in the Emhouse Community 44 years and was
well known over Navarro County.
Surviving are four sons, Ed Brown, Cader Brown, W.E. (Wallace
Eugene) Brown, all of Emhouse, J.I. Brown of Roane; three
daughters: (Jennie) Mrs. D.T. (Dozier Thornton) Collins; Barry,
(Sarah Lelah) Mrs. A.G. DuBose, Aspermont; and Mrs. K.E. Melton,
The funeral services will be directed by the Corley Funeral
G. Cader Brown
abt 1869 - 1940
Funeral services for G.C. Brown, aged 71 years, who died Monday
night, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Emhouse
Baptist Church. Burial was in the
Cryer Creek Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by the Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister.
Surviving are two sons, Robbie D. Brown and Weldon Brown, both of
Dallas; three brothers. E.F. Brown of Corbet, W.E. Brown of Emhouse, and
J.I. Brown of Bagwell; three sisters, Mrs. D.T. Collins and Mrs. Eula
Melton, both of Corsicana and Mrs. Lela DuBose, Ralls, and other
Pallbearers were William Ray, Lester Brown, Jack Abbey, Earl Brown,
Travis Brown and Clifton Brown.
Corley Funeral home directed the arrangements.
Nov 19, 1870 - Jul 11, 1937
services for D.T. Collins, aged 66 years, farmer and former
Navarro County commissioner, who died at the Navarro Clinic
Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock, were held Monday afternoon 3:30
o’clock from the First Baptist Church here with burial in
The rites were conducted by Rev. E.T. Miller, pastor of the
First Baptist Church here and Rev. C.R. Rhoads, Cryer Creek
Mr. Collins was a native of Mississippi, but had resided in
Navarro County for a number of years. He served as county
commissioner from Precinct 4 for six years Jan. 1, 1923 to Jan
Surviving are his wife of Cryer Creek; a son, W. T. (Walter
Thornton) Collins of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. W.M. Hurley,
Corsicana, and Mrs. Otis Cole, Hubbard; several grandchildren,
four brothers, Felix W. Collins, Rolls; T.N. Collins, Houston;
Arthur Collins and Lawrence Collins, both of Ecru, Mississippi;
and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Lee Davis, of Ecru, Miss., and other
He had been ill for several days.
Pallbearers were Terry Fluker, R.B. Martin, H.L. Boone, T.G.
Keeling, B.F. Allen, Millard Fox.
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
All departments of the NavarroCounty courthouse were closed
Monday afternoon during the funeral hour, according to a
resolution passed Monday morning by the Commissioner’s Court.
D. T. COLLINS DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL SUNDAY MORNING
CRYER CREEK FARMER AND FORMER COUNTY COMMISSIONER BURIED MONDAY
Funeral services for D.T. Collins, aged 66 years, farmer of the
Cryer Creek community and former Navarro county commissioner, who
died at the Navarro Clinic Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock, were
held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the First Baptist church
here with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were
conducted by Rev. E.T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church
here, and Rev. C.R. Rhoads, Cryer Creek Baptist minister.
Mr. Collins was a native of Mississippi, but had resided in Navarro
county for a number of years. He served as county commissioner from
Precinct 4 for six years, Jan. 1, 1923, to Jan. 1, 1929.
Surviving are his wife, Cryer Creek; one son, W.T. Collins,
Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. w.M. Hurley, Corsicana, and Mrs. Otis
Cole, Hubbard; several grandchildren, four brothers, Felix W.
Collins, Rolls; T.N. Collins, Houston; Arthur Collins and Lawrence
Collins, both of Ecru, Miss.; and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Lee Davis,
Ecru, Miss., and other relatives.
He had been ill for several days.
Pallbearers were Terry Fluker, R.B. Martin, H.L. Boone, T.G.
Keeling, B.F. Allen, Millard Fox.
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
All departments of the Navarro county courthouse were closed Monday
afternoon during the funeral hour, according to a resolution passed
Monday morning by the commissioners' court.
Aug 23, 1932 - Nov 13, 2006
ALBUQUERQUE — Thomas L. Murphy, 74, died Nov. 13 in Albuquerque. He was
born Aug. 23, 1932 in Corsicana, Texas. Remains will buried at sea in
the Pacific Ocean. Murphy graduated from high school in Whitesboro,
Texas in 1950. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps when he was 17 and was
a veteran of the Korean War. During
his 20-years in the Air Force he was stationed several places including
the radar station at Continental Divide N.M. After retirement he
received an AA from Grayson County College and a bachelor's and master's
degree in Education from SE Oklahoma State University. He was a teacher
at Tohatchi School, Aileen Roat Elementary and Stagecoach Elementary. He
was involved with Scouts and Little League
Survivors include his wife Mary L. Murphy, of Albuquerque; sons, John C.
Murphy of Pinehaven, Thomas L. Murphy of Mesa, Ariz., Vincent J. Murphy
of Boston; daughters Colleen Tarket of Westminster, Colo., Jennifer E.
Murphy-Dye, Teresa Dyer, both of Albuquerque, Rosalie Bergamo of Rio
Rancho; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Murphy was preceded in death by his son Stephen Murphy; first wife,
Genevie Imboden and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. McFatridge of
1908 - Nov 21, 2006
Edith Carter passed away on November 21, 2006, in Vallejo, California
at the age of 98, after a long full life. She was born in Corsicana,
Texas in 1908 and later lived in Nederland, Texas for over 50 years. She
moved to California in 1991 to be near her family. She was the loving
wife of Romie Carter (deceased) for 50 years; loving mother of son, Gary
Carter (Jenny); daughter, Roma Metz (George); devoted grandmother to
Karen Metz Arrol (Keith), Pamela Henderson (Dave), Randy Carter (Julia),
Rhonda Martin (Bob); and seven great-grandchildren; loving sister to
Jerry Severe (Curtis). She was preceded in death by four siblings. She
enjoyed family outings, gardening, sewing, and knitting. She continued
knitting scarves for the homeless well into her 90's. She will be deeply
missed. Visitation will be Thursday, November 30, 2006 from 10:00 a.m.
until 1:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Nederland, Texas. Graveside
Services will be Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Memory
Gardens of Jefferson County in Nederland, Texas, Rev. Dr. L. A.
Bob E. Blankenship
Jan 4, 1932 - Nov 9, 2006
Bob E. Blankenship, 74, of Paris died Thursday November 9, 2006
in Paris Regional Medical Center from injuries sustained earlier
that morning in a bicycling accident. Bright-Holland Funeral
Home will conduct graveside services at 3:00 PM Tuesday November
14th, in Rose Hill-Ector County Cemetery in Odessa. Rev. Ben
Hubert, pastor of the First Christian Church, San Angelo, will
officiate. The family will be at their residence.
Mr. Blankenship, a loving father, was born Jan. 4, 1932 in
Corsicana, a son of Ollie and Marjorie Evalon Swearingen
Blankenship. He attended public schools in Odessa, Odessa Jr.
College, and the University of Texas. He married Beth Calloway
on Dec. 21, 1950, in Odessa. She preceded him in death in 2000.
On May 8, 2005 he married Linda Weatherall Hodges in San Angelo.
They moved to Paris in October 2006.
He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Following
discharge he served as county auditor for Tom Green County from
May 1968 to May 1972. He owned a skating rink in Odessa for over
20 years until retiring. He did volunteer work at San Angelo
Baptist Memorial’s Nursing Home and Retirement Center, and at an
adult day care center. He also enjoyed singing at nursing homes
and church. He was a pilot and loved to fly. His hobbies also
included bicycling at which he rode 20 miles each day. He was a
member of the First Christian Church of San Angelo.
Surviving are his wife, Linda, of Paris; two sons, Vince
Blankenship of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Derek Blankenship and wife
Denise of Cedar Hill, TX; a daughter, Karla Fletcher and husband
Larry of Spring, Tx; four grandchildren, Jason Fletcher and wife
Erin of Dallas, Miles Fletcher and Neely Fletcher, both of
Spring, and Seth Blankenship and wife Mollie of Anchorage,
Alaska; a brother, Dan Blankenship, of Midland; stepchildren
Jeanna McIntosh and husband Kirk of Mena, Ark., Kay Boutelle and
husband Ron of Canyon Lake, TX; three step-grandchildren and one
If desired, memorials may be made to the charity of your own
Corsicana, TX - In Navarro County, a Grand Jury indicted Beverly
Latimer, 53, on charges of capitol murder of a child under the age of 6
on Oct 26th.
The child, Christian Nieto, was a foster child in her custody who died
on September 4th at her home in Corsicana. His death was due to head
injuries. He was 16 months old.
Bond was set at $750,000.
Christian and his 3-year-old brother, Logan, were entrusted to an agency
that had a lengthy recent history of placing children in dangerous or
deadly foster homes. At least one child had previously died in their
custody. They were removed from their parents for drug addiction.
The agency shuffled the boys through five foster homes in 7 months. The
last move killed Christian.
The papers state that she may have just been overburdened, which left
her unable to save him. She's being charged with a capital crime,
however, his murder.
Beverly Latimer still sits in Navarro County jail. She was licensed
through Mesa Family Services. Mesa is now on state probation and
licensing officials have suspended placements. The state has moved to
revoke their license.
The case spotlights the failures in the foster care system that occur
when parties don't do their part for the protection of children. In this
case, a child had to die for them to pay attention, as so often happens.
The murder of children in care is often the spark that foster care
reform needed before the child was placed in harm's way.
Problems with the system in Texas, as reported, are many and varied. Not
enough foster contractors, too much privatization in foster care, more
removals and a shortage of foster homes, and serious questions about the
licensing process for foster contractors and potential foster parents.
Many states repeatedly cite similar problems in the wake of a child's
death. Reforms rarely work the way we would hope.
As for Christian's brother, Logan, he is back with his natural parents.
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Edward L. Williams