Lisa Gayle Zappettini
Feb 21, 1972 - Jul 4, 1986
Lisa Zappettini, 14, of Corsicana died Friday at Navarro Regional
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at
Dr. David Hale will officiate. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of
Services are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Zappettini of Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs.
J. E. Ross of Dallas; one brother, David Zappettini of Euless and two sisters,
Patricia Zappenttini and Angela Zappenttini both of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Gene Bullard, Harold Johnson, Bill Hicks, Don Denbow, Don
Barton and Sam Thompson.
Sammie Elizabeth (Love) VonLienen
abt 1903 - Jul 5, 1985
SAN ANGELO - Mrs. Elizabeth L. VonLienen, 82, died Friday in San Angelo.
Graveside services is 2 pm. Sunday at
Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was a Lutheran and had lived in San Angelo since 1954.
Survivors are her husband, Edwin H.
VonLienen; three sisters, Mrs. P.S. (Margaret) Garner of Corsicana, Mrs. Roy
(Jacquelyn) Peebles, of Corsicana and Mrs. Bemis (Virginia) Lord of Corsicana;
two nieces; one nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Jul 5, 1985
d/o Samuel Porter “Sam” Love & Sarah
Virginia “Jennie” (Pinchback) Love
Henry C. Johnston
? - Jun 1935
Henry C. Johnson (sic), Native of Navarro, Dies San Antonio
Henry C. Johnston, son of the late Captain Bob Johnson, and a native of
Navarro County, passed away in San Antonio Tuesday morning at 7 o'clock.
The funeral directed by Sutherland McCammon will be held Wednesday afternoon at
3 o'clock at the Eureka cemetery, where interment will take place. Rev. W. R.
Hall pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will conduct the service.
Mr. Johnston is survived by one brother, R. B. Johnston of Tulsa, Okla. a
brother-in-law, C. C. Walton, Corsicana, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. S. S.
Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Jun 28, 1935
I couldn't find a marker in the 1984 Eureka Cemetery Survey ...elw
Mrs. Edwin Harvey Church Sr
abt 1857 - Jun 1935
MRS. E. H. CHURCH DIED SAN ANTONIO MONDAY EVENING
Mrs. E. H. Church, aged about 78 years, for many years a prominent resident of
Corsicana, died in San Antonio Monday night, according to information received
by relatives Tuesday morning. Mrs. Church was the widow of the late E. H. Church who was connected with
the First National Bank here for many years as cashier.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Frank McCoy, San Antonio; Mrs. T. J. Carmody,
Dallas, and Mrs. Beaton Miller, San Antonio; five grandchildren, Dorothy, Jack
and Harvey Rentz, all of San Antonio; Mrs. Lillian Kelly, Corsicana, and Mrs.
Ford Witherspoon, San Antonio; a great grandson, Johnnie Kelly Corsicana, and
No funeral arrangements had been learned here Tuesday at noon.
Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - June 28, 1935
Her son, Edwin Harvey Church Jr. and his family, are buried at
Oakwood Cemetery, Section K, Row
William John "Uncle Billy"
Aug 18, 1855 - Jan 30, 1939
AGED KERENS MAN BURIED AT PRAIRIE POINT ON TUESDAY
KERENS, Feb. 3. - (Spl.) - Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon,
January 31, at 3 p.m. at the Church of Christ for W. J. (Uncle Billy) Vernon,
84, who died Sunday night after a lingering illness. Loved by all for his
cheerful, jolly disposition, which endured till the last, Uncle Billy will be
missed, by scores of friends whose habit it was to pay him visits at his home,
which for the past few years had been with Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Holloway.
Survivors are one son, Prof. Crook Vernon of San Marcos; two brothers, L. C. and
Silas Vernon of Kerens.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Clarke Cuthbertson of Haynesville, La.,
assisted by Carl Tyson, minister of the Kerens Church.
Pallbearers were Homer Carroll, Newt Holloway, John Mayo, Joe Wilson, O. L.
Albritton and Berry Speed of Corsicana.
Amond the large attendance at funeral and burial services, the later which were
in Prairie Point cemetery,
under the directionof the Stockton Funeral home were noted the folliwng from out
Prof. and Mrs. Crook Vernon, San Marcos; Miss Audria Holloway, Dallas; Mr. and
Mrs. O. L. Albritton and Mr. and Mrs. Berry Speed, Mr. and Mrs. Alma Breithaup,
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Breithaup, all Breathaupt, A. J. Sowell, Rev. Leslie G.
Thomas, Sam Butler, Mrs. Hawkins Scarborough, J. O. Burke, Misses Martha and
Mary Ella BUrke, Mrs. Arthur Wareing, Jr., Miss Elsie Warren, Mrs.
Harrison Burke, Miss Fannie Kirk, Mrs. G. W. Speed, Jess McClung, Mrs. W. H.
Speed, Jess McClung, Mrs. W. Hays of Corsicana.
Mrs. Edgar Y. Mullins
? - 1936
Mrs. E. Y. Mullins Died in Louisville After Long Illness
Word has been received in Corsicana that Mrs. E. Y. Mullins, widow of the
late Dr. E. Y. Mullins, had passed away at her home in Louisville, Ky., Thursday
morning after many months of illness. Mrs. Mullins was a sister-in-law of Mrs.
E. C. Vaughan of Corsicana.
Her late husband, Dr. Edgar Y. Mullins, was a distinguished minister and
educator in Southern Baptist circles and was the son of the late Dr. S. G.
Mullins, pioneer Baptist Minister, and wife of Corsicana.
Ramey R. Hubbard
Oct 7, 1896 - Feb 6, 1936
R. R. Hubbard
R. R. Hubbard of Tyler Be Buried in Corsicana Friday
Word was received in Corsicana Thursday of the death in Tyler of R. R.
Hubbard and it was stated that the body would be brought here Friday morning and
funeral services would be held at the grave in
Oakwood cemetery at 11 a.m.
Mr. Hubbard was the husband of the former Miss Ida Cochrum, whose family were
former residents of this city. Mrs. Hubbard is a sister of Mrs. W. W. Fondren of
Houston, whose husband is prominent in oil and financial circles in the South
Texas metropolis and also is a large contributor to S.M.U.
James M. Weaver
Apr 21, 1848 - Feb 6, 1936
PIONEER WORTHAM RESIDENT DIED ON THURSDAY MORNING
WORTHAM - Feb. 6. - (Spl.) - Jim Weaver, age 88 years, pioneer resident of
Wortham died at 4:30 Thursday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mollie
Melton at Mexia. Funeral services will be held from the Central Presbyterian
church here at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon and will be conducted by Rev. J. W.
Joiner of Winters. Burial will be in the Wortham cemetery.
Mr. Weaver was a retired ranchman and farmer. He lived in Wortham many years.
Surviving are his wife, five sons, W. B. Weaver, Carroll Weaver, Archie Weaver,
Gussie Weaver, all of Wortham; George Weaver Dawson; one daughter, Mrs. Mollie
Melton, Mexia, and other relatives.
L. J. Ashmore
? - Feb 1936
FORMER CORSICANAN DIED FRIDAY NIGHT IN CORPUS CHRISTI
L. J. Ashmore, former resident of Corsicana, died at his home in Corpus
Christi Friday night following several days illness. Funeral services will be
held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery at Corpus
Mr. Ashmore had lived in Corpus Christi several years but before moving there he
was a resident of Corsicana.
Surviving are his wife, formerly Martha Jackson of Corsicana; two sons, Dr.
A. J. Ashmore, Corpus Christi; Clarence Ashmore, Corpus Christi; a daughter,
Mrs. Alyne Haddon, Corpus Christi; a brother L. W. Ashmore, Corsicana, and other
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bee Jr., Albert Ashmore, Miss Fay Ashmore, Mr. and Mrs.
Elbert Neely and Mr. and Mrs. Homer McLeod left Saturday afternoon for Corpus
Christi to attend the funeral.
Mary E. Brooks
abt 1851 - 1936
AGED WOMAN DIED NEAR EMHOUSE; IS BURIED NEAR KOSSE
Mrs. Mary E. Brooks, aged 85 years, died at the home of a niece, Mrs. C. E.
Riggs, of the Emhouse community Wednesday morning at 1 o'clock after a several
weeks illness. The funeral was held at the Head's Prairie Baptist church near
Kosse Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clcok with Rev. Rasco in charge.
Prior to moving to the Emhouse community recently, Mrs. Brooks resided near
Surviving are a brother, Renfro Springfield, Thornton and a number of nieces and
The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.
William S. "Billy" Meador
Oct 7, 1906 - Feb 4, 1936
BILLY MEADOR DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL; BURIAL WEDNESDAY
Funeral services for Billy Meador, aged 28 years, lifelong resident of this
vicinity who died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday afternoon at 6:30 o'clock
from the chapel of the Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home with interment in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were
conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, Pastor of the First Presbyterian church.
Survivors are a brother, Dan Meador, Ludkin; an aunt, Mrs. S. J. Fife,
Corsicana, and an uncle, Rev. Bruce Meador of Abilene.
BILLY MEADOR DIED IN LOCAL
HOSPITAL; BURIAL WEDNESDAY
Funeral services for Billy Meador, aged 28 years, lifelong resident of this
vicinity, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday afternoon at 6:30 o’clock
after an illness of two weeks, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from
the chapel of the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home with interment in
The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian
Surviving are a brother, Dan Meador Ludkin; an aunt, Mrs. S. J. Fife, Corsicana,
and an uncle, Rev. Bruce Meador, Methodist minister of Abilene.
Minnie Pearl Simonds
Dec 12, 1883 - Apr 2, 1961
Thursday Rites Held Here For Mrs. Simonds
Final rites for Mrs. John P. Simonds were held at
Oakwood Cemetery Thursday at 10 a.m.
with Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church conducting.
Mrs. Simonds, a former Corsicana and Kerens teacher, died in Chicago Sunday.
Services were held in Chicago Wednesday and the body was sent to Dallas by
plane. McCammon had charge of local arrangements.
Mrs. Simonds was active in medical auxiliary circles, woman's and university
circles in Chicago.
She was a graduate of Mary Hardin-Baylor College, Baylor University, and
Surviving are her husband, Dr. John P. Simonds, Chicago; five nieces, Miss
Olive Noble, Mrs. Ben F. Blackmon, and Mrs. Randolph Jackson, all of Corsicana;
Mrs. R. D. Neece, Garden Grove Calif., and Mrs.. Warren Knox, Fort Worth.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs, Apr 6, 1961
Wife of Dr. James Persons Simonds - (Mar 19, 1878 - Mar 17, 1964)
Harris E. Kinsloe
Jul 2, 1853 - Oct, 27, 1917
H. E. Kinsloe Dead
H. E. Kinslow, former postmaster here, died suddenly at his old home on west 3rd
Avenue early last Saturday night of apoplexy and some trouble supposed to have
been super-induced by a hard days drive in his car from Beaumont to Corsicana
Saturday. He had washed his car and put it in his car and gone to the wood house
to "clean up" and change clothes. When he was seized with the trouble that
caused his sudden death was certainly a shock to his many friends.
H E Kinsloe Found
Prominent Corsicanan Died of Heart Trouble Some Days Ago
About 8 o'clock this morning the lifeless body of H E Kinsloe, for many years a
well known business man here and for eight years postmaster of Corsicana, was
found in an out house on his premises, and the sad news spread rapidly over town
and was the cause of universal sorrow for the deceased was not only highly
esteemed as a citizen, but was much loved by a large circle of friends.
Some months ago the family home on West Third Avenue was destroyed by fire and
since that time Mr. And Mrs. Kinsloe have spent much of their time out of town.
Saturday afternoon about 3 o'clock the deceased came home from Beaumont making
the trip in his car and after he reached here he went at once to cleaning up his
car. About 5:30 Judge Blanding went home and seeing him in the yard, talked
awhile with him in the yard and invited him to come over to take supper. This
Mr. Kinsloe declined saying he wanted to go to town. About 6 o'clock Mr. A. H.
Willie was passing and helped him roll his car into the garage. From that time
until the body of the deceased was found this morning nothing was heard of him.
Judge Blanding had received a phone message from Ralph Kinsloe making inquiries
about his father and when he noted that the deceased had left one of his car
casings in the yard when the car was put up he became uneasy and went for
Sheriff Curington who came to the house and broke open the door of the little
house in which his dead body was found. The body lay flat on the back and there
was no indication to show that there had been any struggle. The body was removed
to the undertaking parlors of C. B. Southerland where Drs. Shell and Kelton made
an autopsy and declared that death was from natural causes. Dr. W. T. Shell, who
had been physician of the deceased for a number of years, says he had been
trouble with hardening of the arteries and heart trouble for some years and that
he was not at all surprised at his death. That the long drive here Saturday from
Beaumont and working on his car brought about an attack of apoplexy, causing
The deceased is survived by his widow and two children, Mrs. Jas. L. Autry of
Houston and Ralph Kinsloe of Beaumont.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.
Mrs. Kinsloe is visiting her daughter in Houston and has been notified of her
husband’s death. She is expected to reach here this afternoon at 5:30 or on the
early morning train tomorrow. Ralph Kinsloe is also expected to arrive this
afternoon or tomorrow morning from Beaumont. The funeral arrangements will await
the arrival of Mrs. Kinsloe and her son.
The body is now at Sutherland’s undertaking parlors.
Remains Laid to Rest
Body of the Late H. E. Kinsloe Rests in Oakwood
The remains of the late H. E. Kinsloe were laid to rest in
Oakwood this afternoon
with Masonic honors. Services were first held at the home of Judge
J. M. Blanding at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Edmonds Bennet, of
St. John’s Episcopal church, assisted by Rev. Chas. Oberschmidt of
the First Presbyterian church, after which the Masons took charge
and concluded the services at the grave. The pallbearers were:
Active, R. P. Blanding, J. W. Edens, C. H. Allyn, R. E. Prince, J.
S. Murchison and W. H. Hastings; Honorary, Geo. E. Jester, Elmer
Keith, W. M. Elliott, C. H. Mills, T. P. Kerr, J. M. Blanding, Dr.
Shell, Hon. Rufus Hardy and A. N. Justiss.
The funeral was largely attended and there was an immense collection
of beautiful floral offerings.
Mrs. Kinsloe and daughter, Mrs. J. L. Autry, of Houston, and son,
Ralph Kinsloe of Beaumont, arrived last night and to them the people
of Corsicana extend their heartfelt sympathy and sorrow because of
the great bereavement that has come to them.
The services were impressive and there was a large gathering
present. A quartette composed of Mrs. Percy Townsend, Mrs. Henry
Robbins and Messrs. Lloyd Kerr and Edgar Metcalf sang several
The following friends were present from Dallas; Judge W. L. Neal, H.
E. Spaulding, Ralph Blackburn, W. L. Holmes, Alva Little and W. N.
Numerous telegrams of sympathy were received and there is genuine
sorrow in the hearts of his friends and neighbors. Mr. Kinsloe was a
man of many fine traits of character. He was always optimistic,
believed in progress and never hesitated in contributing to those
enterprises that he believed would advance the interests of
Corsicana and the people among whom he had lived so long. His
neighbors were his friends. He was strongly attached to Corsicana
and when he reached here Saturday in his car from Beaumont he
declared with his usual cheerful smile to a friend that he had come
back to stay. He was a man of high sense of honor, always met his
obligations promptly and was true to himself, his family and his
friends. Corsicana will miss him.
Robert Melvin Hagler
Jul 10, 1890 - Mar 14, 1968
R. M. Hagler Dies Thursday
R. M. Hagler, 77, retired grocer and native of Navarro County, died early
Thursday in Memorial Hospital.
He was a member of the Masonic order and a longtime Corsicana resident.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Hagler; one daughter, Miss Pauline Hagler,
Tyler; one son, John Hagler, New Caney, Texas; two brothers, Curtis Hagler,
Winkler, and Lynn Hagler, Fort Worth; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Fitch, Winkler,
and three grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements at Griffin Funeral Home are pending arrival of members of
the family. The Rev. W. C. Pruitt of Jacksonville will officiate, assisted by
the Rev. Robert Potts. Burial will be in
Providence cemetery near Eureka
with Masons in charge of graveside rites and serving as pallbearers.
Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Mar 15, 1968
TXDI: Hagler, Robert Melvin; 03-14-1968; Navarro; Male
SSDI: Robert Hagler; 10 July 1890 - Mar 1968; Corsicana, TX
abt 1988 - Dec 2007
Student dies in accident
Companion escapes waters after truck sinks
By Loyd Cook
ANGUS — An early morning accident resulted in a pickup truck plunging into
Richland Creek at the southern city limits of Angus near the 221 mile marker of
Interstate 45 Tuesday, killing one Navarro College student while another
The body of Jacob Howard, 19, of Lovelady was recovered from the chilly waters
just after noon by a Lewisville Fire Department Search and Rescue dive team
called in by the Texas Highway Patrol.
According to Highway Patrol Trooper Carlon Stapleton, the accident occurred at
an undetermined time before 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, when law enforcement received a
report of a man walking along I-45 in his boxer shorts.
The man — Aaron Brewer, 18, of Red Oak — said he and Howard, the driver of the
truck, had been drinking. The pair were driving at a high rate of speed
southbound on the east I-45 service road, according to Stapleton.
The two men didn’t realize that service road came to an end at a barricade,
crashing through it, then traveling approximately 20 to 25 yards further before
the truck left a Richland Creek embankment and plunged into the water below — a
drop of about seven to 10 feet.
Brewer escaped from the vehicle and law enforcement found him a mile or two
north of the wreck scene after responding to the call-in report.
Lewisville divers reported they found the truck just after 11 a.m. — an
estimated 50 to 60 feet below the surface of the water. They were unsure of the
exact depth, reporting to support personnel on the banks of the creek that the
diver locating the vehicle had a malfunctioning depth gauge.
Justice of the Peace Kirby Hill performed the inquest, pronouncing Howard dead
at the scene.
Divers were at first unable to locate Howard’s body after diving and locating
the truck. A second attempt was made to search the area near the bottom of
Richland Creek around the truck.
Howard was found just adjacent to the vehicle.
With members of Howard’s family present at the scene, divers carefully moved his
body just below the surface of the water to the opposite creek bank where their
inflatable boat was located, then carefully to a cut-in the embankment upstream
where they had put into the waters, shielding much of the recovery from
Lewisville Assistant Fire Chief Tim Tittle said going the distance to lend a
hand is part of their obligation for the ability to have a fully-equipped dive
team — equipped almost entirely by federal grant money.
“A lot of this equipment, this vehicle, was bought with federal grant money, so
we help out,” Tittle said. “That’s part of the deal you make when the federal
government gives you money for something like this.”
Tittle said, while his team normally covers the Metroplex area — Lake
Lewisville, Lavonne, White Rock, Las Colinas and the like — they’ve come out to
the Trinity River and other outlying areas when needed.
He said they traveled 99 miles on this emergency call and believed it to be the
farthest distance traveled to date for the dive team.
Highway Patrol Sgt. Ken Authier praised the out-of-town dive team for their
“They came about 100 miles and got here within a couple of hours,” Authier said.
“They were very professional, very experienced. They’d have been here all day
and come tomorrow if they’d had to.”
“Hopefully, we won’t need them again any time soon,” Authier added.
Richland Volunteer Fire Department sent its only diver into the water early in
the morning, but pulled him back after a lengthy period of time in the cold
temperatures of the water.
Along with the Highway Patrol, a Corsicana Fire and Rescue ambulance was on
standby. A Navarro County Sheriff’s Office unit was also at the scene, along
with one of the game wardens.
Jacob Riley "Jake" Nutt
Dec 1876 - Nov 12, 1959
Jake Nutt Dies Thursday After Heart Attack
Jake R. Nutt, 82, retired city employee, county officer, and night watchman
was dead on arrival at the Navarro clinic at mid-morning Thursday in a Corley
ambulance after being stricken with a heart attack on Commerce Street.
When he retired, he was a night watchman at the Oil City Iron Works. He was
connected with the city water department for a number of years.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Thursday afternoon but burial will
be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are two sins, Elmer Lee and Eugene Nutt, both of Corsicana; two
daughters, Mrs. Mary Henderson, Corsicana and Mrs. Sarah Herod, Temple; three
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs.. Bertha Smith, El
Paso, and Mrs. Sallie Leighton, Temple, and a number of nieces, nephews, and
other relatives. Corley will direct.
Dec. 1876 - Nov. 12, 1959 1st wife Minnie M. (White) Nutt married Jul.
22, 1903 2nd wife Mollie (Eckleman) Autrey-Nutt married Jun. 12, 1919 s/o
John Wesley Nutt and Mary Elizabeth (Roberts) Nutt
Martha Elizabeth "Betty"
Apr 13, 1871 - Nov 4, 1959
Saturday Rites For Mrs. Crowe
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha E. Crowe, 88, were held Saturday at 2 p.m.
from the Corley Chapel.
Mrs. Crowe died Wednesday in Andrews. She formerly resided in the Dresden
Rev. Obie Barton, pastor of Unity Baptist church conducted. Burial was in the
Surviving are a son, Marvin Crowe, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Willie
Cates, Mrs. Mary Bruce and Mrs. Gertrude Campbell all of Corsicana; Mrs. Josie
Romain, Andrews and Mrs. Pearl Tucker, Covington; 21 grandchildren, 33
great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Grandsons were pallbearers.
Mark Lavonne Parrish
Aug 11, 1959 - Nov 5, 1959
Parrish Child Dies Thursday
KERENS, Nov 7 - (Spl.) - Mark Parish, three-months old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Pete Parrish of Kerens, died Thursday afternoon in the Texas Children's Hospital
Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church here Saturday at 3 p.m.
with burial in the Kerens Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Bro. Bill Foster, pastor.
Surviving are the parents two brothers, Walter Randall and Richard Lee
Parrish, and a sister, Marthaella Parrish; all of Kerens.
Inmon Funeral Home directed.
William Tracy Varnell
Dec 8, 1907 - Oct 21, 1994
ODESSA - William Tracy Varnell, 86, died Friday, October 21, 1994, at Medical
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Monday, October 24, 1994, at the First United
Methodist Church in Odessa. Funeral arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
Trace was born December 8, 1907, in Barry. He married Lurene McAfee in 1933, and
they celebrated 61 years of marriage October 12, 1994.
He was a graduate of Trinity University with a degree in Business Administration
and Economics. He also held a masters degree in Administrative Education from
North Texas University.
Tracy was a successful businessman before entering a coaching career at Ganado.
From Granado, he went to Kermit as a business administrator. He became principal
at Kermit High School where he stayed until 1955 when he moved to Odessa. He was
principal at Austin Elementary from 1958 to 1971 when he retired.
Tracy was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served as a
teacher for the Wesley Class. He was a 66 year member of the Masonic Lodge and a
member of the Scottish Rite. He was also a member of the Lions Club.
Tracy is survived by his beloved wife, Lurene; his brother, Robert Varnell of
Omaha, Neb.; and a host of friends and other relatives.
The family suggests memorials to the First United Methodist Church or a favorite
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William T. Varnell
William Tracy Varnell, 86, of Odessa, died Oct. 21, 1994, at Medical Center
Hospital in Odessa.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in
Odessa under the direction of Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born Dec. 8, 1907, in Barry. He married Lurene McAfee in 1933 and they
celebrated 61 years of marriage on Oct 12, 1994. He was a graduate of Trinity
University with a degree in business administration and economics and also
earned his master's degree in administration and economics and also earned his
master's degree in administrative education from the University of North Texas.
He was a successful businessman before entering a coaching career at Ganado,
Texas. From Ganado he went to Kermit as a business administrator. He became
principal of Kermitt High School where he stayed until 1955 when he moved to
Odessa. He was a principal at Austin Elementary School from 1958 to 1971 when he
retired. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served as
a teacher for the Wesley Class. He was a 66-year member of the Masonic Lodge and
a member of the Scottish Rite. He also was a member of the Lion's Club.
Survivors include his wife, Lurene Varnell; his brother, Robert Varnell of
Omaha, Neb and a host of friends and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Odessa or to a
Leonard Dee Pogue
Sep 2, 1929 - Oct 22, 1994
Leonard D. Pogue
Leonard Dee Pogue, 65, of Frost, died Oct 22, 1994, at Navarro Regional
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Church of Christ in Blooming Grove, with
Owen Cosgrove and Solon Bailey officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. Monday in
Hillcrest Cemetery in Waxahachie. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of
He was the son of the late Archie and Dora Hart Pogue. He served 27 years in
the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Hugh Dave Pogue.
Survivors include one sister, Retha Meador; six nieces; five nephews; and five
Pallbearers will be Bob Lyman, Bryan Dowdle, Sid Sage, John Lymon, James Orr,
William Meskimen Jr., Marcus Lee and Keith Dowdle.
Honorary pallbearers will be William Meskimen Sr. and J. L. Watts.
Dave "Junior" Hall
Jan 30, 1922 - Oct 21, 1994
Dave Hall Jr.
Dave Hall Jr., 72, of Corsicana, died Oct 21, 1994, at his residence.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, with the
Rev. Wayne Mahoney. Burial will be in the
Survivors include his wife, Edith Hall of Corsicana; two sons and
daughter-in-law, David and Annette Hall of Corsicana and Danny and Rebecca Hall
of Corsicana; four daughters and three sons-in-law; Pat Hall of Corsicana, Rita
and Larry Green of Athens; Ken and Debbie Miller of Purdon, and Dorothea and
Carl Casbeer of San Saba; one brother, Roy Hall of Georgetown; three sisters,
Fern Ingram of Joshua, Irene Andrews of Garland and Lucille McNight of Keller;
10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and one
Pallbearers will be Robert Drain, Barney Thomas, James Almond, Derwood
Penney, Wesley Green, and Bill Southard.
Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Chinault, Wayne Burkhalter, Roy Southard,
Lafamond Ramey and Jon Lahmon.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, October 23, 1994; pg 2a
Dave “Junior” Hall (his daughter said his name is Dave and he is not a
junior that was just his nickname)
Son of Dave Lonzo Hall & Myrtle Ethel (King) Hall
Kenneth W. Stewart
Aug 22, 1951 - Oct 22, 1994
Kenneth W. Stewart
Kenneth W. Stewart, 43, died Oct 22, 1994, at the home of his sister in Waco.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in
Post Oak Cemetery in Roane, with
Lanny Smith of God's Grace Church in Corsicana officiating. J. E. Keever
Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Aug. 22, 1951, in Navarro County, the son of Odie Lee and Ethelene
Abbe Stewart. He was reared in Navarro County and graduated from Corsicana High
1969. He later attended the University of of Texas at Arlington. He
graduated in 1982 with a bachelor of science degree in marketing. He then lived
in Dallas where he worked as a sales representative for Southwestern Bell.
During the last years of his life, he worked as a computer consultant for
various companies. He was also a longtime secretary for a local bowling league
in Dallas. He was a member of the White Rock Church.
Survivors include his parents, Odie and Ethelene Stewart of Corsicana; his
sister and brother-in-law, Mrs. Pamela and Jerry Eggebrecht Sr. of Waco; one
niece, Mrs. Lisa Blenden of Waco; and one nephew, Jerry Eggebrecht Jr. of Waco.
Zella Marie (Coleman) Graves
Jul 18, 1902 - Oct 22, 1994
Zella Graves, 93, of Kerens, died Oct 22, 1994 in Kerens.
Funeral services are pending at Paschal Funeral Home.
She was a member of the Baptist Church. She had lived in Kerens and Rhome most
of her life.
Survivors include one daughter, LaMarylis Gilson of Arlington; three sons,
Virgil Lee Graves of Colorado, Billie Graves of Tyler, and Robbie Gene Graves of
Rhome; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, October 23, 1994; pg 2a
SSDI: Zella C. Graes; 18 Jul 1902 - 22 Oct 1994; 76078 Rhome, Wise Co.,
Louis A. Szenasy
Jul 15, 1895 - Nov 1959
Louis Szenasy Dies In Dallas
Louise Szenasy; 64, farmer, died in Parkland hospital in Dallas Monday morning.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with
burial in the Catholic
Szenasy was a long-time resident of this community.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a nephew, Mick Szenasy, who was reared
as a son, Corsicana; Three Brothers, Joe Szenasy, Caddo, Okla.; W. P. and John
Szenasy, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Budai, Richland, and Miss
Agnes Szenasy, Corsicana.
Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Nov 10, 1959
Cemetery Records show 15 July 1895 - 9 Nov 1955 but other persons with
obituaries on the same page have dates of death of 1959
Hold Services Louis Szenasy
Funeral services for Louis Szenasy, 64, farmer, who died in Parkland
hospital, Dallas, Monday morning, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from
the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Catholic
The rites were conducted by Rev. Longinus Andueza of Dallas.
Surviving are his wife, a nephew, Mick Szenasy, who was reared as a
son, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Joe Szenasy, Caddo, Okla; W.
P. and John Szenasy, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Dan Budai,
Richland, and Miss Agnes Szenasy, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were S. D. Standard, David W. Wilson, C. W. Cotton,
Clyde Heifner, R. M. Hopkins, E. M. Howell, Frank Marx and Guy
Charlie F. Fondren
1869 - Nov 1959
C. F. Fondren of Dawson Dies Early Monday
DAWSON, No. 9 (Spl) - C. F. Fondren, 90, native of Jacksonville, but
long-time Dawson resident, died at his home here Monday morning.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church.
Burial will be in the Dawson Cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor of the Kerens
Methodist church and Rev. W. L. Sanders, pastor of the local Methodist
surviving are his wife, two sons, Charlie and Herman Fondren, all of Dawson; a
daughter, Mrs. Ray Mitcham, Hubbard; four grandchildren and one
Wolfe Funeral Home will direct.
Ronald Dale York
1959 - Nov 1959
York Infant Dies Monday
Ronald Dale York, three month old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. York, Route
5, Corsicana, near Petty's Chapel, was found dead in bed in the trailer home.
G. C. Bowden, justice of the peace, returned a coroner's verdict of death from
"Natural Causes" following an investigation with Deputy Sheriff Howe French and
the family physician.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Monday afternoon but the services
will be held sometime Tuesday.
Surviving are the parents, a brother, Thomas Odell York and grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. George L. York and MR. and Mrs. Andy Williams, all of Corsicana.
Corley will direct.
Dec 25, 1920 - Dec 11, 2007
Frances Dyer Cox
Dorothy Frances Dyer Cox passed away on Dec. 11, 2007, at the age of 86.
She was born Dec. 25, 1920, in Rice to Jesse George and Mary Frances
Brock Dyer. She was the granddaughter of Joe Shelby and Isabelle McCall
Dyer and John Thomas and Georgia Ann Jones Brock. She was preceded in
death by her husband of 25 years, Arville Lester Cox. Dorothy Frances
graduated from Rice High School and Texas State College for Women in
Denton. She and her husband moved to Beaumont in 1951. She taught
English at Central High School until 1988 and was recognized with the
Teacher of the Year Award while on the staff. She was a faithful member
of the Sarah Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church in Beaumont.
She remained active until very near the end of her life and enjoyed her
retired teacher friends and the folks who regularly walked at Parkdale
Mall.S he is survived by her son, Michael Arville Cox of Rice; and her
daughter, Kay Cox Masterson of Dallas. A graveside service will be held
at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Tyler Memorial Park Cemetery in Tyler
with visitation beginning two hours earlier at the funeral home located
at the cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made
to First Baptist Church in Beaumont. Arrangements by Sparkman/Crane
Funeral Home, Dallas.
- Published in the Corsicana Daily Sun from 12/14/2007 - 12/16/2007
Mar 3, 1938 - Dec 13, 2007
Helen Singleton Price, 69, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Dec. 13,
2007, in Corsicana. Graveside service will be 3 p.m. today at
Providence Cemetery with
Pastor Curtis Gilbert officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Don
Sawyer, Jack Fowler, Robert Miles, J. C. Reed, Bill Crawford and Terry
Howell. She was born March 3, 1938, in Eureka. She was a longtime
devoted member of Missionary Baptist Church. She loved her family and
her animals. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Verla
Singleton. Survivors include her sisters, Patty Toland of Corsicana and
Laverne Galaway and husband Nelson of Corsicana; brothers, Robert
Singleton and wife Martha of Corsicana and Johnnie Singleton and wife
Elizabeth of Rising Star; and special friend, Charles Liles of
Corsicana. Memorials may be made to Missionary Baptist Church, 405 S.
15th St., Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Mar 19, 1929 - Dec 15, 2007
Jean Tally a 54 year resident of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Dec.
15, 2007. Born in Alma, Texas to Henry C. and Alice H. Whitfill on March
19, 1929 she was 78 years of age at death. Visitation will be 6 to 8
p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at
the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Kenneth Hutchison officiating.
Interment to follow at Oakwood
Cemetery. Pallbearers are Thomas Truelove, Cody Cobb, Taylor
Morehead, Chance Barnett, Jody Thomas, and Terry Thomas. Jean worked
many years for Adams Hat Factory and Haggar Slacks. She was preceded in
death by her husband of 49 years Mr. A. D. Tally. Survivors include her
daughters, Elaine Nicholson and her husband Hugh of Barry and Zanada
Tally and close friend Stuart Schoppert of Corsicana, TX;
granddaughters, Nicole Barnett and her husband Chance of Blooming Grove
and Misti Hutchison and her husband Kenneth of Barry; grandson, Thomas
Truelove of Corsicana; great-grandchildren, Cody and Courtney Cobb, and
Noah Hutchison; sister, Helen Fisher and her husband Bobby of Lubbock;
and nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home,
Apr 27, 1960 - Dec 10, 2007
Anthony Quinn Williams
Anthony Quinn Williams, 47, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at
Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at
First Independent Baptist Church, 701 G.W. Jackson Ave., with the Rev. K. B.
Henry officiating. Interment will follow at
Rice Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews and friends. Mr. Williams was
born April 27, 1960, in Rice. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Williams of
Corsicana; daughter, Ashley Watkins of Corsicana; granddaughter, Olivia Thomas;
father, Paul H. Williams of Rice; three sisters, Karen Sue Lee (Willie) of
Holton, La., Deborah Marshall of Waco, and Pamela M. Williams of Mexia; four
brothers, Paul Williams Jr. (Rosie) and Larry Dewayne Williams, all of Rice,
Gregory Peck Williams of Chatfield, and Bobby Williams (Zemary) of Glenn
Heights; uncles, aunts, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary. :
Feb 17, 1926 - Dec 13, 2007
services for Ellen P. Ellett, 81, of Tyler are scheduled for 10 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 at Cathedral in the Pines, with Rev. Marty
Dunbar officiating. Burial is under the direction of Lloyd James Funeral
Home. She passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2007 at The Hospice of East Texas
with her children by her side. Mrs. Ellett was born to the late Russell
Albritton Purifoy and Nora Boyd Purifoy Feb. 17, 1926 in Corsicana. She
was a homemaker, a member of the Noonday Baptist Church, a member and
past president of Green Acres Garden Club, DAR, and the East Texas
Quilters Guild. She has lived in Tyler for 47 years. She was preceded in
death by her husband James N. “Sonny” Ellett; a brother, Russell Purifoy
Jr.; a sister, Helen Purifoy and a grandson Wayne Kesecker. She is
survived by her son, James N. Ellett Jr. of Mountain View, CA;
daughters, Sue Green of Tyler and Claire Leifer and husband Leonard of
Tyler; grandchildren, Ty Green and wife Jordan of Shreveport, La., Lori
Leifer of Shreveport, La., Cody Leifer of Tyler, Libby Leifer Ferguson
and husband Michael of Fayetteville, Ark.; sister, Jeanette Skelton of
Calendar Lake; numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1301 S. Broadway,
Tyler, Texas 75701; Alzheimer’s Alliance of Northeast Texas, Inc., 211
Winchester, Tyler, Texas 75703; or The Hospice of East Texas, 4111
University Blvd, Tyler, Texas 75701.The family will receive friends from
6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Loyd James
Funeral Home, Tyler.
Feb 14, 1937 - Dec 9, 2007
Bell (Wilson) Tanner
Lillie Bell (Wilson) Tanner, 70, was born on Feb. 14, 1937, in
Corsicana. She passed away on Dec. 9, 2007, at home in Union High
following a 12-year struggle with cancer. Lillie grew up in Corsicana
and attended Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth. A longtime active
member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, Lillie was involved in the efforts
of the Union High Volunteer Fire Department, was an avid of the Texas
Rangers baseball organization, and enjoyed traveling to bluegrass music
festivals across the south. After years of working in the ASCS office in
the Navarro County Courthouse, she began a career in the field of MHMR
of Texas in the records department of the Mexia State School then
supervising the Centex Community Living. Mrs. Tanner is survived by
Lewis William Tanner, her husband of 49 years; one brother James D.
Wilson of Dallas; daughter Laura Boecker and husband Brian of Groesbeck;
daughter Lesley Lambert and husband David of Robinson; and son Lonnie W.
Tanner of Houston; eight grandchildren Morgan, Jordan, Lauren and Logan
Boecker of Groesbeck, Whitfield Tanner of Corsicana, Tyler Tanner of
Hillsboro, and Hillary and Drew Lambert of Robinson; along with a host
of extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by one son
Lewis Wilson Tanner and one brother Fred Oliver Wilson. A memorial
service for Lillie is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana with burial to follow
at the Pursley Cemetery.
Family visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral
home. In lieu of flowers, the family has established the Tanner Memorial
Scholarship Fund through Corsicana National Bank. Monetary donations to
this fund or the American Cancer Society are encouraged. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Lillie Bell Tanner
Lillie Bell (Wilson) Tanner, 70, was born on February 14, 1937 in Corsicana,
Texas. She passed away on December 9, 2007 at home in Union High following a
twelve year struggle with cancer. Lillie grew up in Corsicana and attended Texas
Wesleyan University in Ft. Worth. A long time active member of Shady Grove
Baptist Church, Lillie was involved in the efforts of the Union High Volunteer
Fire Department, was an avid of the Texas Rangers baseball organization, and
enjoyed traveling to bluegrass music festivals across the south. After years of
working in the ASCS office in the Navarro County Courthouse, she began a career
in the field of MHMR of Texas in the records department of the Mexia State
School then supervising the Centex Community Living.
Mrs. Tanner is survived by Lewis William Tanner, her husband of 49 years; one
brother James D. Wilson of Dallas; daughter Laura Boecker and husband Brian of
Groesbeck; daughter Lesley Lambert and husband David of Robinson; and son Lonnie
W. Tanner of Houston; eight grandchildren Morgan, Jordan, Lauren and Logan
Boecker of Groesbeck, Whitfield Tanner of Corsicana, Tyler Tanner of Hillsboro,
and Hillary and Drew Lambert of Robinson along with a host of extended family
and friends. She is preceded in death by one son Lewis Wilson Tanner and one
brother Fred Oliver Wilson.
A memorial service for Lillie is set for Saturday December 15th at 10:00 am in
the chapel of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with burial to follow
at the Pursley Cemetery. Family visitation will take place between 6 pm and 8 pm
on Friday December 14th.
- Mexia Daily News - Dec 13, 2007
David F. Gray
abt 1898 - 1969
David F. Gray Dies Suddenly
David F. Gray, 71, retired Houston accountant became ill and died unexpectedly
Monday while he and his wife were visiting in the home of his sister-in-law,
Mrs. Charlie Byrd, 1116 W. 5th Ave. He was pronounced dead on arrival by
ambulance at memorial Hospital at 6:10 p.m.
He was veteran of World War I.
Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery in Houston Thursday with arrangements for
funeral rites from the Settegast-Kopf Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife; one brother, Hubert D. Gray, Houston; one sister,
Mrs. Gordon M. Houston of Houston; one niece, Mrs. R. W. Washington; and one
nephew, Jimmie D. Gray, also of Houston.
abt 1906 - Oct 7, 1969
Smith Rites Set Wednesday
Mrs. Naomi Hayes Smith, 63, native of Jacksonville, died Sunday at her home in
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral
Chapel with the Rev. C. W. Pringle officiating. Burial will be in the
Frost Cemetery. Nephews will be
She is survived by her husband, C. N. Smith of Torrance; one son, Jay Smith,
Houston; four daughters, Mrs. Theresa Myers, Galveston; Mrs. Peggy Morgan,
Sunnyvale, Calif.; Mrs. Billie Jones, Austin; and Mrs. Jo Ann Russell, Fort
Worth; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Zo Ann Hayes, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby
Harper, Corsicana; Mrs. Mittie Ellis, Frost; and Mrs. Edna Moore, Odessa; 12
grand-children and one great-grandchild.
Jeanette (LaFond) Molatch-Williams
abt 1930 - Jan 1983
Mrs. Jeanette Williams, 53, of Corsicana, died Tuesday at Navarro Memorial
Graveside service is Friday, 2 p.m. at
Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Troy Brooks officiating. Arrangements are
with Corley Funeral Home.
She was a native of Amsterdam, N.Y. and had lived in Corsicana three years.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald Walter Molatch, of Corsicana, and John
Michael Molatch, of Fort Bragg; three daughters, Shirley Ann Molatch and Rosanna
Frances Molatch, both of Corsicana, and Maria Theresa Molatch, of Athens; three
grandchildren; two brothers, Clifford LaFond, of Amsterdam, and Donald LaFond,
of Arkoma, Okl.; and two sisters, Mrs. Bernadette Vertucci, of Amsterdam, and
Evelyn Simpson, of Midleton, N.Y.
Nettie F. (Wright) Kyser
Jan 11, 1885 - Dec 21, 1956
Mrs. Nettie Kyser Dies At Kerens
KERENS. Dec. 22 - (Spl) - Mrs. Nettie Kyser, longtime resident of Kerens,
died at her home here at 5 p.m. Friday after an extended illness. She was 72.
A native of Ellis county, Mrs. Kyser had lived in Kerens most of her life.
Funeral services will be held at the Bazette Baptist Church Sunday at 2 p.m.
with the Rev. Sam Cuelli (?), pastor officiating. Burial will be in the
Inmon Funeral Home will direct.
Mrs. Kyser is survived by two sons, Eldridge Kyser of Kerens and Charlie Kyser
of Waco; a daughter, Mrs. Lonnie Strange of Kerens; two brothers, Charlie Wright
and Roger Wright, both of Scurry; five sisters, Mrs. Kate Austin, Beaumont; Mrs.
Maud Alexander, Dallas; Mrs. Blanche Norton, Fort Worth; Mrs. Beatrice Davis,
Dallas; and Mrs. Hazel Ford., Scurry; and five grand children.
Pallbearers will be Sidney Westbrook, Jack Johnston, Bud Scarbrough, Willie
Reed, Perry Earley and R. J. Huggins, all of Kerens.
Samuel Lee Davis, Jr.
Apr 4, 1880 - Feb 6, 1936
FATHER CORSICANA WOMAN WAS BURIED IN BLOOMING GROVE
Lee Davis, age 55 years, died at his home at Blooming Grove on Thursday,
February 6, and funeral services were held on Friday from the Central Baptist
Church. Burial was in Rose Hill
cemetery at Blooming Grove.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Ellis Davis, Blooming Grove; three daughters,
Mrs. E. H. Perry, Corsicana; Mrs. J. T. Wright, Petus and Miss Josephine Davis,
Mr. Davis was a native of Navarro county and had lived in the Blooming Grove
community for 25 years.
WELL KNOWN FARMER DIED AT HIS HOME LAST FRIDAY
Samuel Lee Davis, aged 55 years died last Thursday, Feb. 6 after an
illness of several years duration.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the central Baptist
Church, with Rev. Monroe Gardner, pastor officiating.
Interment was made in the Rose Hill
Mr. davis is survived a wife, three daughters and two sons.
Arrangements were under the direction of the McCormick Funeral
- The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Feb 14, 1936
- Submitted by Karen Rost
George P. Price
Jun 20, 1875 - Nov 30, 1917
Found Dead at His Home
George P. Price age forty-six years, who lives about one mile from Blooming
Grove, was found dead at his home about 4 o'clock Friday evening. He leaves a
wife and three children.
TOOK HIS OWN LIFE.
Despondency Over III Health Was The
Geo. Price, aged about forty years,
who took his own life at his home
near Blooming Grove yesterday evening
was despondent over ill health.
The deceased had undergone four operations
for appendicitis, and had been so despondent
for several weeks that his mind had become
visibly affected. Yesterday morning the deceased had tried to kill himself with a shot gun,
but the weapon was taken from him, and later
he took a large dose o£ strychnine and died
before the affects of the poison could be
counteracted. The deceased is survived by a
wife and several children.
abt 1904 - Dec 15, 2007
Elice Baldwin, 103, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, in
Corsicana. Wake service will be 6 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Chapel. Funeral
service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ross and Johnson Chapel with Pastor David
E. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Silent Grove Cemetery in
Cheneyboro. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Wayne Earl Farmer
Aug 31, 1939 - Dec 12, 2007
County says goodbye to former Sheriff
Andrews County says goodbye to a long time resident and former Sheriff.
A memorial service was held on Thursday for Wayne Farmer.
The 68 year old died after a long battle with cancer.
Farmer was involved in law enforcement in Andrews County for more than
He started working with the Andrews County Sheriff's Office in 1966.
Farmer served as Sheriff for 20 years, and was President of the
Sheriff's Association of Texas in 1988-1989.
Up until his death he was a Reserve Deputy.
Farmer is survived by his two children, six grandchildren, and one great
- TXBI: FARMER WAYNE EARL; b. 8-31-1939; Male; Navarro County TX; Son
of VADA GRACE TANNER & ROY MONROE FARMER
- Husband of Rosemary Giles (great-granddaughter of
Rev. James Sampson
Williams & Della Caldonia (McAfee) Williams
Wayne E. Farmer, 68, of Andrews passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, in
Andrews. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Andrews Central Auditorium at
Northwest Avenue D and Northwest Third Street with Dr. H. A. Hanks and Ron
Farmer officiating. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home, Andrews
Former Andrews County Sheriff Dies
Thursday, Dec 13, 2007 @06:55pm CST
He was well known among the ranks of law enforcement. The Permian Basin has lost
a good lawman, former Andrews County Sheriff Wayne Farmer has died. Farmer
served the Andrews County Sheriff's Department for more than three decades. He
started his career as Deputy Sheriff in 1966, then was elected Sheriff in 1980.
Farmer retired in 2000 and then worked as a Reserve Deputy. Our condolences go
out to his family and the department. Farmer's services will be held Saturday in
Permian Basin 360.com
Wayne E. Farmer
ANDREWS Wayne E. Farmer, 68, of Andrews, a retired sheriff, died Wednesday, Dec.
12, 2007, in Andrews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Andrews Central Auditorium with H.A.
Hanks and Ron Farmer officiating. Arrangements are by McNett Funeral Home.
He was born in Corsicana. He was a member of First Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS Son, Ron Farmer of Andrews; daughter, Kay Andrews of Brady; six
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Marie (Weatherby) Heck
Jan 24, 1926 - Dec 13, 2007
Marjorie Marie Weatherby was born January 24, 1926, in Corsicana, TX to
the late Don B. and Gladiaes (Hemphill) Weatherby of Abilene, TX. Her
father was a long-time Abilene educator and Civic Leader. Marjorie was
the niece of Wayland Baptist University's former President, Dr. George
McDonald and his wife Toni. Marjorie graduated from Abilene High School
as the Class of 1943 Salutatorian. In 1947, she received her Bachelor of
Science in Home Economics, Interior Decorating and Commercial Art from
Baylor University, where she was a member of the Peer Club, which later
affiliated with Delta Delta Delta Sorority. On December 21, 1947,
Marjorie married Rodney F. Heck in Abilene. From 1949-1960, they lived
in Heckville and Idalou, where they owed cotton gins and grain
elevators. In 1960, they moved to Plainview, where they owed Quarterway
Gin and Grain and had farming interests.
Marjorie was a a Realtor with Rodney Heck Real Estate and J.B. Roberts
and Associates, where she worked for 20 years. She was affiliated with
the Plainview Board of Realtors and was the Past President of the Gamma
Delphin Study Group. As a member of the First Baptist Church, she taught
Sunday School for many years and was a member of The Pastor's Class.
When Marjorie retired in 1993, she moved to Ruidoso, NM. Four years
later, Marjorie moved to Lubbock and joined First United Methodist
Church, where she was a member of the Questers Sunday School Class.
Marjorie also was a member of the Heritage Study Club.
Marjorie Weatherby Heck passed away Thursday, December 13, 2007. She was
preceded in death by her husband Rodney (March 14, 1984) and daughter
Kathy Heck (May 15, 2003).
Survivors include her two daughters Marjan Wilkins, of Lubbock and Lea
Laing and husband Buddy, of Clovis; and four grandchildren, Logan Laing,
Will Laing, Brandt Wilkins, and T. Wilkins.
Services will be 1 pm, Monday, December 17th, in Bowman Chapel of First
United Methodist Church, Lubbock.
Interment will follow at 3:30 pm, in Parklawn Memorial Gardens, in
Plainview. Memorials may be sent to one's favorite charity.
- Published in the Clovis News Journal and the Portales News-Tribune
from 12/16/2007 - 12/17/2007
Marie (Mullins) Clay
Feb 9, 1913 - Aug 4, 2004
Services: Have been held.
Marie Clay, 91, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at Laural Ridge Health
Care in Clovis.
She was born on Feb. 9, 1913, in Corsicana, Texas, to William File and Dela
She married John Clay on Feb. 9, 1952, in Lovington. She was of the Methodist
faith. She came to Clovis in 1971 from Roswell where she worked as a maid for
two different families for 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband; a step-son, Alfred Clay of Tipton, Ga.; a nephew,
William “Beverly” Reagor of Denver; four grandchildren; and five
The Rev. Joe Callahan will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Mission Garden of Memories in Clovis.
Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis.
- Published in the Clovis News Journal - August 5 2004 9:34 PM
Aug 25, 1908 - May 12, 2004
Leonard Lawrence Ware
Services: Have been held.
Leonard Lawrence Ware, 95, of Phoenix, died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, in Phoenix.
He was born on Aug. 25, 1908, in Corsicana, Texas, to Jefferson and Effie Ware.
He was a retired minister.
Survivors include his wife, Loleta Ware; and three daughters, Ruby Copeland,
Velma Kirk and Leta Smith.
Burial will be at Green Acres Cemetery in Scottsdale, Ariz. Arrangements are by
Green Acres Mortuary of Scottsdale.
- Published in the Clovis News Journal - Jun 19, 2005
Aline (Whittenburg) Locke
Sep 10, 1915 - Aug 12, 2004
Services: Have been held.
Aline Locke, 88, of Muleshoe, died Aug. 12, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in
She was born on Sept. 10, 1915, in Navarro County, Texas. She married Burley
Locke on Aug. 3, 1934, in Petitt, Texas. She lived in Muleshoe since 1944,
moving from Levelland, Texas. She worked as a cook for the Corral Restaurant for
30 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Muleshoe. She was
preceded in death by her husband; an infant son; a grandson, Matthew Walker;
three brothers; and a sister. Survivors include two sons, Claude Locke of
Avinger, Texas, and Ronnie Locke of Arlington, Texas; three daughters, Geneva
Huckleberry of Cyril, Okla., Jo Walker of Pilot Point, Texas, and Donna Locker
of Muleshoe; a sister, Lucille Yeary of Levelland, Texas; a brother, Roy
Whittenburg of Levelland, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and
three great-great-grandchildren. Stacy Conner and Buster Kittrell officiated the
services. Burial was at Muleshoe Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions
may be made to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are by Ellis Funeral Home of Muleshoe.
- Published in the Clovis News Journal - Sep 26, 2004
George Babers Jr.
May 13, 1951 - Jun 21, 2004
George Babers Jr.
Services: Have been held.
Mr. George Babers Jr., 53, of Clovis, died Monday, June 21, 2004, at Plains
Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on May 13, 1951, in Dawson,
Texas, to Frank and Jewel Stevenson Babers. He graduated from Clovis High School
in 1969 and then from Eastern New Mexico University with a degree in business
management. He married Margarett Phillips on Dec. 24, 1982, in Las Cruces. He
worked for the city of Clovis for over 20 years at Roy Walker and the Sanitation
Department. He retired from the city in 1999 and worked for Wal-Mart. Family
members said he was well known and respected for his involvement in coaching the
youth in Clovis in baseball and basketball for many years. He was preceded in
death by his father; a brother, Howard Babers; and many relatives. Survivors
include his wife; his mother; two sons, Jeffery Smiley of Clovis and Jeremy
Smiley of Barksdale AFB, La.; a daughter, Kathey Smiley of Clovis; a foster
child, Romeo Rodriguez of the home; a brother, Jerry Babers of Clovis; five
sisters, Sharin Gaston of Cleveland, Annie Johnson of Phoenix; Teresa Bell of
Clovis, Cindy Barnett of Las Vegas, Nev., and Frankie Byrd of Wichita Falls,
Texas; and four granddaughters, Jocelyn, Faith, Mya and Shanlie Smiley, all of
Clovis. The Rev. Terry Martin will officiate the services. Burial will be at
Mission Garden of Memories in Clovis. Pallbearers are Kevin, Wesley and Travis
Phillips, Bryan Bradley, Simeon Martin and Curtis Branch. Honorary pallbearers
are his sons and nephews. Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.
- Published in the Clovis News Journal - Jun 23, 2004
Apr 15, 1930 - Aug 28, 2007
Wynell Gillen Patterson was born on April 15, 1930, in Blooming Grove, Texas, to
Drew and Bertha Gillen. After graduating from Blooming Grove High School in
she entered Baylor University where in 3 years she earned her BA degree in
Elementary Education. At Baylor University, she began many friendships that
remained strong and vibrant through the rest of her life. Ruth, Janine, Joyce,
Eloise and later, Anna, were just a few of the Baylor friends that added so much
to her life – they were treasured blessings.
Wynell married her sweetheart, Jim Williams Patterson, on August 4, 1950. They
lived in Hubbard; Durant, Oklahoma; Fort Worth; Oklahoma City; Jackson,
Mississippi; San Antonio; Dallas; and Salado. While Jim’s career scanned decades
as a Petroleum Landman, Wynell’s calling was to be a teacher in elementary
schools, including for many years in Carrollton-Farmers Branch where she shaped
countless young lives through the years. Her teaching was not confined to public
schools; she also taught young children in numerous churches throughout her
lifetime, including Royal Haven Baptist Church in Dallas and later her beloved
First Baptist Church of Salado.
Wynell volunteered extensively at the Salado Library and encouraged many in the
Village with her generous spirit and gracious actions. Her dear friends and
church family were always important to her, especially after the passing of Jim
Wynell and Jim were recognized as Alumni of the Year in 1996 by the Central
Texas Chapter of the Baylor Alumni Association. One of her favorite activities
each year was the celebration of the Jim Patterson Memorial Golf
Tournament, benefiting the Scholarship Fund of the Central Texas Chapter of the
Baylor Alumni Association.
Wynell was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Blake, Billy and
Charles Drew. Her survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Phyllis
Patterson of San Antonio; son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Lee Patterson of San
Antonio; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Shannon Patterson of Carrollton;
daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Greg Stapp of Frisco; grandchildren, Paul and
wife, Dawn, Clint, Angela, Sam, Olivia, McKenzie, Reid, Zach, Mason and Drew;
sister, Maxine Brown of Lamkin; sisters-in-law, Earldean Patterson, Doris
Gillen, Wanda Gillen, Carolyn Gillen and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
More lasting than her many achievements, Wynell will be remembered as a
dedicated Christian, a loving wife, a guiding mother, a nurturing grandmother
and a trusted friend. Memorials may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Building
Fund of First Baptist Church of Salado,210 South Main, Salado, TX 76571, and to
Baylor University, Cen-Tex Chapter Scholarship Fund, One Bear Place #97026,
Waco, TX 76798.
Visitation will be held Thursday, August 30, from 6 p.m.–8 p.m., at Dossman
Funeral Home, 2525 N. Main, P. O. Box 239, Belton, TX 76513.
A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 31, at the First Baptist
Church of Salado with ministers Brian Dunks, Frank Wallace and Randy Carter
Officiating. Graveside Service will precede at 10 a.m. in Salado Cemetery.
Dossman Funeral Home in Belton (254-933-2525) is in charge of arrangements.
- SSDI: Wynell Patterson; b. 15 Apr 1930; d. 28 Aug 2007; 76551 Salado,
Bell Co., TX
Jacqueline Corrine (Larsen) Postak
Jan. 31, 1925-Sept. 7, 2006
Jacqueline Corrine Postak, 81, of Corsicana, Texas, formerly of San Diego, died
Thursday. She was born in Barberton, Ohio, and was a medical transcriptionist.
She was a member of Scott Memorial Baptist Church and the Women of One Accord
Bible Study Group.
Survivors include her daughters, Karen Hambrick of Barry, Texas, and Michele
Bender of Barberton, Ohio; brother, Keith Larsen of Barberton, Ohio; four
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services: have been held.
Donations: New Beginnings Family Fellowship, P.O. Box 241, Blooming Grove, TX
Arrangements: Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas
Blanche Bridges McKinley (Mrs. Tom McKinley)
April 6, 1945
News from Terral written by Mrs. J. H. Pealor
Relatives and friends were shocked Thursday evening of last week at the sudden
passing of Mrs. Tom McKinley, who was stricken with a heart attack at the home
of her neighbor, Mrs. Vay Smart that morning at 11 from which she never rallied.
Funeral services were held at the Terral Methodist Church Friday afternoon at
3:00 by the pastor, Rev. Hunter, assisted by Rev. Simmons. Pallbearers were : D.
W. Cleveland, L. G. Hightower, E. L. Rodgers, E. E. Williams, J. D. Vanderburg
and Elmer Hayes. Flower girls were: Mesdames E. L. Rodgers, Ebb Hickman, I. C.
McGinnis, Roy Pealor, J. D. Vanderburg, Frank Clark, Elmer Hayes, L. G.
Hightower, and Moses Salmon.
Lilly Blanche Bridges was born May 2, 1890 at Blooming Grove, Texas and was
married to Thomas E. McKinley at Terral Januay 23, 1908. They were the parents
of seven children, two of whom preceded her in death. Surviving with Mr.
McKinley, are the following sons and daughters: Roy of San Francisco, Pfc. David
of Fort Sill, Mrs. Gail Phillips and Miss Dorothy Jean McKinley of Lawton, and
Mrs. Everett Zachery of Henrietta, Texas. There are
also a sister Mrs. H. F. Curtis of Hereford, Texas, and three brothers, Homer
and Carl Bridges of Fort Worth and Clyde of Hedley, Texas.
Mrs. McKinley was converted and joined the Methodist church early in life,
living consistently with her church teachings.
A good wife, mother, neighbor and friend has gone to her reward.
Out-of-town relatives and friends here to attend the funeral include: Ronnie
Laning of Fresno, Calif., Mrs. S. V. Bradford, Mrs. J. M. Phillips, Mrs. L. P.
Morrison and La Dean Sallee of Lawton, Mrs. Bertie Stewart, Mrs. J. C. Womble,
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Reeves, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Maddox, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Zachary,
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Azhary, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Zachary (Zachry) of Henrietta,
Texas, Mrs. Leon Hudson and Mrs. Virgil Cain of
Waxahachie, Texas, Cpl. Garland Cain of Tarrant Field, Texas, Mrs. Frank Langley
of Wichita, Kansas, Mrs. Raymond McCurrey of Hollis, Tex., Nell Sue McKinley of
Wichita Falls, Betty Lou McKinley and Mrs. Virgil Buchanaon of Oklahoma City, …
(several other names were in the cut-off part of the copy, the Oklahoma
Historical Society will duplicate the copies for a small fee).
J. R. Bowling
Dec 28, 1931 - Jul 26, 2001
J. R. Bowling, 69, of Freeport, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2001 at the
Brazosport Memorial Hospital in Lake Jackson. He was a native of Kemp, Texas,
had lived in the Brazoria County area since 1967, was a Carpenter for over 30
years in Local #1084 holding the office of President for 15 of those years, a
U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a member of the V.F.W Post
#4133 in Trinidad, Texas. Services will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, July 29,
2001 at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel in Dayton with Mr. Eddie Miller
Burial will follow at the Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie under the
direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. He is survived by his Wife of
30 years. Elaine Bowling of Freeport; Sons: Terry Michael Bowling and his wife
Glenda of Blooming Grove, Timothy Wayne Bowling and his wife Jackie of Sherman
and Winfred J. Bowling of Jones Creek; Daughter: Catherine McDaniels and her
husband Michael of Jones Creek; Brothers: Johnnie Kenneth Bowling and his wife
Earlene of Corsicana, W. B. Bowling of Trinidad and Lloyd Bowling, Jr. and his
wife Wanda of Blooming Grove; Sisters: Billie Nevill and her husband Daniel of
Barry and Elsie Skinner and her husband Allen of Corsicana; 6 Grandchildren; 4
Great-Grandchildren and Numerous Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death
by: Son: Jeffery Randall Bowling Brother: Malvin Bowling and Sisters: Sible
Vaughan. Pallbearers will be: Clayton Simmons, Sr., Lloyd Simmons, C. W. “Bud”
Simmons, Brian Simmons, Rick Farley and Tim Jennings. Honorary Pallbearers will
be John McDaniels and Danny Jennings. Visitation will begin at 6:00 PM,
Saturday, July 28, 2001 at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.
- SSDI: J R BOWLING; 28 Dec 1931; d. 26 Jul 2001; 77541 Freeport,
Ben Mayer Davis
Sep 30, 1884 - Jul 31, 1953
Corsicana Daily Sun, Saturday, August 1, 1953
Former Resident Dies At Kilgore
Ben Davis, former Corsicana resident, died at his home in Kilgore Saturday
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. M. At the
Hebrew Cemetery here.
The rites will be conducted by Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro, Agudas Achim
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sylvia Davis, and a son, Hershel Davis, both of
Kilgore; three brothers, Nath Davis, Tyler; E. H. Davis, Dallas, and A. Davis,
Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Wasserman, Monterrey, Calif., and other
McCammon will direct.
- Son of Ephraim Mayer Davis & Sarah (Raisa)
- Submitted by Dana Stubbs
Ephraim Mayer Davis
abt 1857 - Dec 27, 1934
Corsicana Daily Sun, Thursday, December 27, 1934
Former Corsicanan Died in Tyler; Be Buried Here Friday
Funeral services for M. Davis, aged about 76, former resident of Corsicana, who
died in Tyler Thursday morning at 5 o'clock, will be held at the
Hebrew Cemetery here
Friday morning at 11 o'clock where burial will be made. The rites will be
conducted by Rabbi M. J. Leibson.
Surviving are five sons, Ben Davis, Kilgore; E. H. Davis, Tyler; A. Davis, Fort
Worth; Louis Davis, Overton; Nathan Davis, Tyler; two daughters, Mrs. I.
Frumkoff, Overton; and Mrs. Sam Roosth, Tyler, several grandchildren, two
sisters and a brother.
The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.
Corsicana Daily Sun, Friday, December 28, 1934
Funeral Services For M. Davis Held Friday Morning
Funeral services for M. Davis, former resident of Corsicana, who died in Tyler
Thursday morning at 5 o'clock, were held at the
Hebrew Cemetery Friday
morning at 11 o'clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by
Rabbi M. J. Leibson.
Surviving are five sons, Ben Davis, Kilgore; E. H. Davis, Tyler; A. Davis, Fort
Worth; Louis Davis, Overton; Nathan Davis, Tyler; two daughters, Mrs. I.
Frumkoff, Overton; and Mrs. Sam Roosth, Tyler, several grandchildren, two
sisters and a brother.
Palbearers were H. Rothkopf, A. S. Genecov, K. Wolens, Max Wolens, Abe Edelman,
M. J. Leibson, J. Goldman and Phil Mosier.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.
Beth (Cheely) Kindle
Feb 22, 1952 - Dec 19, 2007
Beth Kindle, 55, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, in Dallas.
She was born Feb. 22, 1952, to Mack and Juanita Cheely in Baton Rouge, La. She
is survived by her husband, Paschal Kindle of Corsicana; mother, Juanita Cheely
of Atlanta, Ga.; brother, Mack Cheely of Florida; sister, Theresa Laine of
Atlanta, Ga.; and two nieces, Ashley Zeleznik and Kim Coggins of Georgia.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with John Teel
officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
"Ginger" (Eddins) Sikes
Oct 8, 1934 - Dec 20, 2007
Eugenia "Ginger" Sikes
Eugenia “Ginger” Sikes, 73, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Dec. 20,
2007, in Dallas. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday,
Dec. 26, at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec.
27, at Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Oakwood
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Sikes, Gene Rash, Tom Oliphant, Bob
Breaux and Andy Hyden. Mrs. Sikes was born Oct. 8, 1934, in Corsicana.
Ginger obtained her master’s degree in education and invested her life
in teaching elementary school, 28 of those years in Corsicana. She was a
member of the Corsicana Educators Association, the National Educators
Association, the Texas State Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma,
the Retired Teachers Association, and was a volunteer for Operation
Rescue. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joel Ray Sikes; and
father, Alton Eddins. Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer Branam of
Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Clifford Durham of Lago
Vista; son and daughter-in-law, John and April Sikes of Frankston;
mother, Faye Eddins of Corsicana; and grandsons, Jarrod Branam of Austin
and Jacob Sikes of Frankston. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes
Association, 12850 Spurling Drive, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75230.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Eugenia "Ginger" Sikes
Eugenia “Ginger” Sikes, 73, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, in
Dallas. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, at Corley
Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at Corley Funeral
Chapel. Interment will follow at Oakwood
Cemetery. Mrs. Sikes was born Oct. 8, 1934, in Corsicana. She was preceded
in death by her husband, Joel Ray Sikes; and father, Alton Eddins. Survivors
include her daughter, Jennifer Branam of Austin; daughter and son-in-law,
Cynthia and Clifford Durham of Lago Vista; son and daughter-in-law, John and
April Sikes of Frankston; mother, Faye Eddins of Corsicana; and grandsons,
Jarrod Branam of Austin and Jacob Sikes of Frankston. Memorials may be made to
American Diabetes Association, 12850 Spurling Drive, Suite 100, Dallas, TX
75230. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Richard Gene Miller
Nov 2, 1952 - Dec 16, 2007
Richard Gene Miller
Richard Gene Miller, resident of Corsicana, passed away on December 17, 2007 at
Methodist Hospital in Dallas at the age of 55 years. He was born in Grapeland,
TX on November 2, 1952 to James Carl miller and Willie Mae Missildine. No public
services are planned at this time.
Dec 5, 1968 - Dec 9, 2007
Howard Eugene Roberts
Gene Roberts, 39 of Richland, passed away December 9, 2007. He was born December
5, 1968 in Dallas Texas to Daniel Emmett and Barbara Sue Roberts.
Visitation will be 6-8pm Tuesday December 11, 2007 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home. Services will be 2:00pm Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Bro.
Alford Schmeril and Rev. Eddie Jones officiating. Burial will follow at
Mr. Roberts is survived by parents Daniel and Barbara Roberts of Richland.
Sisters Janet James of Mesquite, Paula Eastman of Aledo, Tina Denbow of
Corsicana, Tonya Roberts of Corsicana, Debbie Minks of Utah. Brother Dan Nugent
of California. Nieces and Nephews Chris James, Tamira Goforth, Elizabeth
Eastman, Tyler Denbow, Briannon James, Austin Denbow. Two great nephews Hunter
and Rylie James.
Roger Adolphus Dorsey
Jun 26, 1880 - Nov 27, 1917
KILLED BY AUTO TURNING OVER
Mr. Roger Dorsey was instantly killed by his auto turning over on him near
Blooming Grove Tuesday morning. Mr. Smith who was with him was badly hurt. The
auto was turning a curve in the road at a good rate of speed when up set.
The two men were farmers.
- The Corsicana Democrat Truth - Nov 29, 1917
- Rose Hill Cemetery,
Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX
BURIED AT CRYER
CREEK; THIS IS ONLY A MEMORIAL MARKER
YOUNG FARMER MEETS DEATH.
His Neck Was Broken In An
Roger Dorsey, a young farmer who
lives near Lone Cedar, north of Blooming Grove,
met with instant death in an unto
accident near his home today.
deceased and a young man named Jeff
Smith were driving along the public
road their car turned over and Dorsey
was caught under the car and had his
neck broken. Mr. Smith escaped
with only a few bruises. Dorsey, who was a nephew of J. L.
Dorsey, a well known business man of
and of Prof. Julius Dorsey of Dallas a
former teacher in the Corsicana public schools, leaves a
wife and two
children. The deceased was a
brother-in-law of Tom Hewitt, of Miles, a
former well known land trader of this county.
Pauline A. (Pace)
Mar 12, 1878 - Nov 26, 1917
Mrs. Womack Dead.
Mrs. Pauline Pace Womack, daughter of Capt S. A. Pace of this city, died at her
home in Mexia. Monday morning after a week's illness, the cause being blood
Mrs. Womack was raised in Corsicana and had many friends here who are grieved at
She is survived by her husband and five children, her father, two sisters and
one brother, Homer Pace.
The funeral took place from the Pace home here at 10:30 Tuesday morning,
attended by a great throng of friends. The floral offering was a great
testimonial of the esteem in which friends held deceased.
Mrs. Womack Dead.
Mrs. Pauline Pace Womack, daughter of Capt. S. A. Pace of this city,
died at her home in Mexia, Monday morning after a week’s illness,
the cause being blood poisoning.
Mrs. Womack was raised in Corsicana and had many friends here who
are grieved at her death.
She is survived by her husband and five children, her father, two
sisters and one brother, Homer E. Pace.
The funeral took place from the Pace home here at 10:30 Tuesday
morning, attended by a great throng of friends. The floral offering
was a great testimonial of the esteem in which friends held
Passed Away At Mexia After A Week’s Illness.
Mrs. Pauline Pace Womack, wife of Jack Womack of Mexia, and daughter of Capt. S.
A. Pace of Corsicana, died at the family home in Mexia at 10 o’clock this
morning after a week’s illness from blood poison.
The deceased was reared in Corsicana and her untimely death, coming as it did in
the prime of a useful womanhood, came as a distinct shock to her family and
friends as well as to the entire community where she spent her childhood and
young womanhood, and where she was universally esteemed and loved by all who
knew her. Surviving her is the husband and five children, three boys and two
girls, the youngest an infant of only a few days, her father, two sisters, Mrs.
Richard Mays and Louise Pace, and one brother, Homer Pace. To these the sincere
sympathy of the entire community goes out.
The remains will arrive here 5:30 this afternoon and the funeral will take place
tomorrow morning at 10:30 from the residence of S. A. Pace.
The following will act as pallbearers: Active, E. H. Church, J. B. Robinson, O.
S. Burns, J. M. Pugh, B. F. Fortson, Walter Burgess, C. L. Matthews, W. H.
Hastings and Joe Simkins; honorary, Capt. Jas. Garitty, Capt., C. H. Allyn, Gov.
Geo. T. Jester, J. M. Dyer, Hon. J. H. Woods, Hon. R. B. Neblett, Judge J. J.
McClellan and Hon. Richard Mays.
REMAINS LAID TO REST TODAY.
Funeral of Highly Esteemed Lady is Largely Attended.
The remains of the late Mrs. Pauline Pace Womack, wife of Jack Womack, of Mexia,
and daughter of Capt. S. A. Pace of this city, reached here yesterday afternoon
from Mexia and were taken to the Pace home on West Third Avenue, from where the
funeral took place this morning at 10:30, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.
The service at the house and at the grave were conducted by Rev. John M. Barcus
of Hillsboro, assisted by Rev. C. H. Booth, the new pastor of the First
Methodist church here. There was a very large attendance and an immense bank of
beautiful floral offerings. The hearts of the entire community are in deep
sympathy with the husband, father and other relatives in the great sorrow that
has come to them, and those who knew the deceased best in her true womanly
character will long remember her and never cease to regret her untimely and
unspeakable sad death.
Benjamin Martin, Sr.
May 25, 1903 - Mar 1, 1991
Harvey B. Martin
Harvey B. Martin, 87, of Corsicana, died March 1, 1991, at Navarro Regional
Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev.
James T. Davis and Dave Alexander officiating. Burial will be in
Resthaven Memorial Park.
He was retired from the City of Corsicana.
Survivors include his wife, Burnie Martin of Corsicana' four sons, Harvey B.
Martin, Jr. of Farmers Branch, Joe Martin of Mesquite, Truman martin of
Corsicana and William Martin of Euless; one foster son, Jimmy Sullivan of
Corsicana; two daughters, Gladys Ivy of Corsicana and Marie Calentine of San
Antonio; one brother, Jessie Martin of Corsicana, 16 grandchildren; 24
great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
William I "Will" Kerr
Dec 23, 1865 - Dec 7, 1935
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WILL I KERR SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services Will I Kerr, aged 71 years, native of Corsicana and well known
retired saddle and harness dealer for many years, who died at his home,
310 North Twelfth street, Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock, were held from the
chapel of the Southerland-McCammon Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at at 3 o'clock
with interment in Oakwood cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. J. M. McDaniels, pastor of the Cumberland
Presbyterian church of which Mr. Kerr had been a long-time member and leader.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert Neblett, Schenectady, N. Y.; a,
sister, Mrs. Melville Caldwell, Fort Worth and a number of relatives in
Pallbearers were Roy Thompson, F. A. Widmer, F. P. McCuiston, Hayes Bonner, Will
Taylor, H. B. Bomar and Willie White.
NATIVE CORSICANAN DIED SATURDAY; BE BURIED ON SUNDAY
WILL I. KERR HAD RESIDED IN CITY OF HIS BIRTH HIS ENTIRE LIFE
Will I. Kerr, aged 71 years, native of Corsicana and life-long
resident of this community, died at his home, 310 North Twelfth
street, Saturday morning at 9:30 o’clock and the funeral will be
held from the chapel of the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home
Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. M. McDaniels, pastor of the
Cumberland Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Kerr was a long-time
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert Neblett, Schenectady, N. Y.; a
sister, Mrs. Melville Caldwell, Fort Worth, and a number of
relatives in in Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Roy Thompson, F. A. Widmer, F. P. McCuiston,
Hayes Bonner, Will Taylor, H. B. Bomar and Willie White.
Mr. Kerr was in business here for many years and was well known in
Navarro county in the saddle and harness circles until his
retirement several years ago.
Bobby Joe Estes
1935 - Dec 8, 1935
BABY DIED EN ROUTE CORSICANA HOSPITAL BURIED ON SUNDAY
EUREKA, Dec. 9. - (Spl.) - Bobby Joe, aged two months and 23 days, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Basil B. Estes of this community, died en route to Corsicana Sunday
morning at 5 o'clock while being taken to a hospital there.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of H. A.
Estes with interment in the Eureka
cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, pastor of the
Providence Baptist Church.
Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Estes, Eureka,
and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Farmer, Corsicana, Route 4.
L. B. Bonner and company of Eureka was in charge of funeral arrangements.
? - Oct 1948
HORACE BRIDGES DIES ON MONDAY; BURIAL WEDNESDAY
Horace Bridges, long-time Corsicana resident, died in Houston on Monday
afternoon. He moved to Houston a short time ago.
Funeral services are planned Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the McCammon
Funeral Chapel. Burial well be in Oakwood cemetery with Corsicana Lodge No. 6,
Knights of Pythias, in charge of the graveside rites. Dr. E. F. Bohmfalk
pastor of the First Methodist church, will conduct the services.
Surviving are his wife of Houston; a sister in California, and other relatives.
Bridges was superintendent of a Teague compress for a number of years.
Reuben Edward Farmer
May 5, 1871 - Apr 23, 1938
PROMINENT RAWLEIGH CITIZEN DIED SATURDAY MORNING
Reuben Edward Farmer died at his home in the Rawleigh community Saturday morning
at ten o'clock the funeral services being held at Rawleigh church Sunday
afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. W. H. McCulloch, assisted by Rev. Will
Minifee. Burial was made in Rawleigh
cemetery, a large number of friends being in attendance.
Mr. Farmer was 66 years, 11 months and 18 days old, having been born at the same
place he died, on May 5, 1871, and spend practically all his life in the
community. In the year 1890 he was married to Miss Carrie Hall, and to the union
three children were born, two of whom, Edward Farmer of Venice California, and
Mrs. Inez Oden of Navarro Mills, survive. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs.
J. J. Sikes of Rawleigh, and a brother, J. H. Farmer, of Dawson, and five
grandchildren. He professed religion when a young man and united with the
James Vestol McDaniel
Dec 10, 1883 - Oct 30, 1954
Monday Rites For Jas. V. McDaniel
Funeral services for James V. McDaniel, 71, former Corsicana resident who died
Saturday in the IOOF Home for the Aged at Ennis, were held from the
Griffin Chapel here Monday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in
The rites were conducted by Rev. M. H. Arnold pastor of the Westminster
Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, had charge of the graveside rites.
Surviving are his wife of Ennis, a son, James L. McDaniel, Denver, Colo; two
daughters, Mrs. A. J. Williams, Dallas, and Mrs. Mae B. Brant, Denver, Colo.;
four brothers, E. S. McDaniel, Tulare, Calif.; E. N. McDaniel, Yale, Okla.; B.
L. and W. R. McDaniel, both of Galveston.; two sisters, Miss Mary McDaniel,
Sulphur, Okla., and Miss Mabel McDaniel, Miami, Fla.; seven grandchildren and a
number of nieces and nephews, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were W. A. McPherson W. A. Chaffee, Rex Bailey, Cecil Melton, George
Hodge, Sam Gordon and S. N. Georgas.
- Corsicana Simi-Weekly Light - Fri. Nov. 5, 1954