Thomas Jefferson Marcum|
Feb 27, 1933 - Jun 4, 2008
Jefferson Marcum went to be with the Lord on June 4, 2008. He was born on Feb. 27, 1933, in Louisville, Ky. He was a
machinist at Hughes Tools in Corsicana, and had worked as a body and fender man for Marcum’s Paint and Body. He had
served in the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by his sons, Jimmy Marcum of Avalon, Ricky and Charles Marcum,
both of Brushie Prairie; his companion, Debbie Jenkins of Brushie Prairie; and eight grandchildren. He also leaves
behind his special canine friend, Mitsy, and a host of family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife,
Margie Marcum; brothers, Elmer, George and Hy Marcum; and his sisters, Millie Hopper, Ruth Ruckman and Virginia
Thomas. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today at
Dresden Cemetery with the Rev. Tommy Montgomery officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Thomas Jefferson Marcum
Thomas Jefferson Marcum passed away at his residence in the Brushie Prairie
area, on June 4, 2008.
He is survived by his sons Jimmy Marcum of Avalon, Ricky and Charles Marcum both
of Brushie Prairie.
His companion Debbie Jenkins of Brushie Prairie. He is also survived by eight
He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret Marcum, brothers Elmer, George,
and Hy Marcum, his sisters Millie Hopper, Ruth Ruckman and Virginia Thomas.
A Graveside Service will be held at
Dresden Cemetery on Saturday, June 6, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Tommy
Montgomery officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, June 5, 2008 from 6:00
p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Everett Elvin "Jim" Hollingsworth
Jan 27, 1898 - Mar 29, 1975
Services were held at 3:30 pm Monday at the First
Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for Everett E. (Jim) Hollingsworth, 77, who
died in Memorial Hospital Saturday morning. Rev. W.A. Corley, pastor,
officiated and interment was in Dresden
Cemetery under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bess Hollingsworth
of Blooming Grove; two sons, Bertran Hollingsworth of Fort Worth and Edward Lee
Hollingsworth of Sparland, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Peggy Tullos of Fort Worth;
8 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Will and Harvey
Hollingsworth of Frost, Roy Hollingsworth of Mertens, and Clyde Hollingsworth of
Blooming Grove; a sister, Mrs. Eula Jackson of Frost and a number of nieces and
Pallbearers were Royal McGaha, Clovis Haden, Wayne
Adams, Robert Bryant, Guy Tullos, and Benny Hinkle.
- Submitted by
- The Blooming Grove Times - Apr. 2, 1975
He is listed in all of the records except one
census as Everett Elvin. He was married to a relative, Bess Warren
Hollingsworth. He is listed in the obit as Everett Elvin also.
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Ona (Sumner) Adams
May 18, 1887 - Mar 25, 1975
Services were held at 3:30 pm Thursday at the
Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ona Adams, 87, resident of Corsicana,
who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.
David Mahoney, Church of Christ Minister,
officiated, and burial was at
She was a native of Dresden and had lived in
Corsicana 50 years.
Survivors include two sons, B. H. Adams of
Corsicana and R.W. Adams of Blooming Grove; a daughter, Mrs. L. D. Scruggs
of Corsicana; four grandchildren, a great-grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Ben
Adams of Corsicana and Mrs. H. H. Carroll of Mexia.
The Blooming Grove Times - Apr. 2, 1975
Mrs. Ben Adams is Beatrice (Sumner) Adams &
Mrs. H. H. Carroll is Bessie Pauline (Sumner) Carroll
Dora R. Cagle
Apr 12, 1907 - Mar 29, 1975
Services were held at 10 am Tuesday at the
Dresden Methodist Church for Mrs. Dora Cagle, 68, of Houston who passed away
at her home Saturday.
The Rev. Buddy Stegman, pastor of the F
officiated, and interment was in Dresden Cemetery under the direction of
Bradley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Cagle was born and reared in the Dresden
area and had lived in Houston for the past 31 years.
Survivors include one brother, Jim C. Cagle of
Arlington; a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Jasper Orlando, Robert Skains,
Paul Tyler, Norman Brister, Tom Campbell and Dean Melton.
Apr 28, 1933 - Jun 3, 2008
Joyce Daniel of Temple passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at her
residence. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, at
Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with the Rev. Jack T. Riley officiating.
She was born in Dodson and graduated from Corsicana High School. After
graduating she obtained a master’s degree and worked as a teacher and
librarian in the Texas public schools. She retired from the Temple
Independent School District. Survivors include several nieces and
nephews and dear friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
the charity of choice. The family will receive friends for visitation
from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, 3220 S. 31st
St., Temple. The family requests that people with further information
about Ms. Daniel please contact Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home at (254)
773-3999.Arrangements by Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Temple.
Published June 9, 2008
Services for Joyce Daniel, 75, of Temple will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Oakwood
Cemetery in Corsicana.
Ms. Daniel died Tuesday, June 3, at her home.
She was born April 28, 1933, to Palmer Alanzo McDowell and Estelle Lorena Burks
McDowell in Dodson. She graduated from Corsicana High School in
She received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in education. She worked
as a teacher and librarian in the Texas public schools in Port Lavaca, Snyder,
Amarillo and Temple. She retired after 26 years of service at Travis Middle
School in the Temple ISD.
Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. today at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home (formerly
Sheffield) in Temple
Elven Weldon Wright
Aug 24, 1922 - Jun 5, 2008
Elven Wright passed away on Thursday June 5, 2008, after a long
illness. He was born in Pursley on Aug. 24, 1922. After graduating
from Richland High School, Elven joined the Army Air Corps officer
training program. During World War II, he served as an air traffic
controller and instructor at several posts in the United States and
in the Philippines. After the war, he returned to Texas and worked
for the Burroughs Corporation until he retired. Elven, along with
his wife Aleen, owned two clothing stores, the Smart Shop in
Corsicana and the Wright Shop in Ennis. He loved farming and cattle
ranching and served on the board of directors of the Federal Land
Bank. Elven’s warmth and good humor will be sorely missed by all who
knew and loved him. He is survived by Aleen, his wife of 65 years;
his son and daughter in law, Weldon and Julie Wright, his sisters,
Gaynelle Gray and Irma Christiansen, as well as numerous nieces and
nephews. Elven was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.
Russell Bankes will officiate at a graveside funeral service at 8
a.m. Sunday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5
to 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers,
the family request memorials be made to the American Heart
Association. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Aug 18, 1909 - Jun 4, 2008
Faye Eddins, 98, of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, June 4,
2008, in Round Rock. She was born on Aug. 18, 1909, in
Groesbeck. She was very active in fund-raising efforts for the
March of Dimes, and was a Crippled Children’s Society Advocate.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother
and sister. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at
Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Mrs. Eddins was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Eddins; a
daughter, Eugenia Sikes; and four brothers. She is survived by
her granddaughters, Jennifer Branam of Austin and Cynthia and
husband Clifford Durham of Lago Vista; grandson and wife, John
and April Sikes of Frankston; great-grandsons, Jarrod Branam of
Austin and Jacob Sikes of Frankston; sister, Rea Dickson of
Irving; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions
may be made to Alzheimer’s Research, in care of Dr. Charles
White, U.T. Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd.,
Dallas, TX 75235. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Oct 28, 1929 - Jun 1, 2008
J. Hunter, 78, of Dallas for two years and nine months and
formerly of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008, at
Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. Services will be 11 a.m.
today at Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 S. Fifth St., with
Elder W.A. Lewis Jr. officiating and Elder Ricky McGilvery as
messenger. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Maggie J.
Hunter was born Oct. 28, 1929, in Vernon to parents John and
Ethel Bloomer. Her family moved to Corsicana in 1931, where she
later attended Booker T. Washington School. In her life there
were three marriages, Wilbert Fields Sr., Willie Haynes and Sam
Hunter. She attended Griffin Chapel Church of God in Christ
under the leadership of Elder Elijah Baptist. Soon after in 1982
she accepted Christ as her Savior. She served as Sunday school
superintendent, YPWW teacher, usher board president, pastor’s
aide president, and Corsicana District COGIC usher board
president. The last two years and nine months she resided in
Dallas where she attended Pleasant Grove Academy COGIC under the
leadership of Elder Ricky McGilvery. While she was there she
served as assistant Sunday school superintendent and a great
supporter of her pastor until her health began to fail. She
worked many jobs but held the position as a CNA and health care
provider for over 10 years. She was preceded in death by her
parents, John and Ethel Bloomer; sisters, Dorothy, Bobbie, Rose,
Ida Ray and Kathie; and brothers, J.C., Arthur and Clarence.
Survivors include her sons, Jerry Martin of Fort Worth and
Wilbert Fields Jr. of Dallas; daughter, Ronnah Gomer of
Corsicana; grandchildren, Anero Martin, Eric Willis, Kendra
Hollins, Ronald Hollins, Jessica Childs, Noah Fields, Gabrielle
Haynes and Destiny Gomer; 11 great-grandchildren; two
great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruby Dixon of Albuquerque,
N.M., Inna McGilvery of Dallas and Ethel Baptist of Corsicana;
brother, John Bloomer of Mansfield; sister in Christ, Carol
Burgess of Corsicana; special friends, Ida Hatten, Helen Bailey,
Ruby Nell Rhynes, Maggie Bailey, Maurice Watts, Sherrie
Anderson, Ramela Daniels and Samuel Butcher; very special
friends and forever family, Mildred Martin and Robert Earl
Reynolds; and other relatives and friends. Arrangements by Ross
and Johnson Mortuary.
Maggie J. Hunter, 78 of Dallas for two years
and nine months and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008, at
Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 S. Fifth
St., with Elder W.A. Lewis Jr. officiating and Elder Ricky McGilvery as
messenger. Interment will follow at
Maggie J. Hunter was born Oct. 28, 1929, in Vernon to parents John and Ethel
Bloomer. Her family moved to Corsicana in 1931, where she later attended Booker
T. Washington School. In her life there were three marriages, Wilbert Fields
Sr., Willie Haynes and Sam Hunter.
She attended Griffin Chapel Church of God in Christ under the leadership of
Elder Elijah Baptist. Soon after in 1982 she accepted Christ as her Savior. She
served as Sunday school superintendent, YPWW teacher, usher board president,,
pastor's aide president, and Corsicana District COGIC usher board president. The
last two years and nine months she resided in Dallas where she attended Pleasant
Grove Academy COGIC under the leadership of Elder Ricky McGilvery. While she was
there she served as assistant Sunday school superintendent and a great supporter
of her pastor until her health began to fail.
She worked many jobs bur held the position as a CNC and health care provider for
over 10 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ethel Bloomer; sisters,
Dorothy, Bobbie, Rose, Ida Ray and Kathie; and brothers, J.C., Arthur and
Survivors incude her sons, Jerry Martin of Fort Worth and Wilbert Fields Jr. of
Dallas; daughter, Ronnah Gomer of Corsicana; grandchildren, Anero Martin, Eric
Willis, Kendra Hollins, Ronald Hollins, Jessica Childs, Noah Fields, Gabrielle
Haynes and Destiny Gomer; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren;
sisters, Ruby Dixon of Albuquerque, N.M., Inna McGilvery of Dallas and Ethel
Baptist of Corsicana; brother, John Bloomer of Mansfield; sister in Christ,
Carol Burgess of Corsicana; special friends, Ida Haten, Helen Bailey, Ruby Nell
Rhynes, Maggie Bailey, Maurice Watts, Sherrie Anderson, Ramela Daniels and
Samuel Butcher; very special friends and forever family, Mildred Martin and
Robert Earl Reynolds; and other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Bobbie Rene (Martin) Montfort
Jul 6, 1933 - Jun 4, 2008
Rene Montfort, 74, of Corsicana passed away on
Wednesday, June 4, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born on
July 6, 1933 in Corsicana. Bobbie had a passion for
horses. Her interest and love for horses is found
throughout every room in her home and cabin. She was one
of the Barracks Bunch of Navarro College. She was also
one of the Saddle Pal Gals. She participated in playdays
and was a past member of Central Texas Quarter Horse
Association. She most recently acquired a wild mustang,
which she named Reno, that she was very proud of. She
accomplished the task of taming Reno to be able to
saddle him up. She also showed great pride for her
grandchildren. She spent most of her time participating
or viewing events involving her grandchildren. She spoke
great things of them to her dearest friends. She was
also a woman of nature. If she wasn’t out on the farm,
then she could be found working in her yard. Bobbie
touched many lives and she will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Corley
Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr.
officiating. Interment will follow at Providence
Cemetery in Mildred. Pallbearers will be Bill Barnes,
Larry Taylor, Mike Gage, G. L. Thomas, Brent Folmar and
Tracy Donoho. Honorary pallbearers will be Nelson
Galaway and Gene Caskey. Mrs. Montfort was preceded in
death by her husband, Lloyd Harris “HOSS” Montfort; and
her parents, Robert M. and Irene Wilson Martin. She is
survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Matt and
Sherrie Montfort of Mildred and Montie and Angela
Montfort of Corsicana; grandchildren, Russ Montfort of
Stephenville, Matthew Montfort of Corsicana, Mason
Montfort of Corsicana, Dalton Brawn of Mildred, Kennedi
Montfort of Mildred, Mark Montfort of Corsicana, Austin
Brawn of Mildred, Cole Stallings of Corsicana, and Logan
Stallings of Corsicana. Arrangements by Corley Funeral
Winson B. Murphy
Aug 10, 1941 - Jun 3, 2008
Winson B. Murphy, age 66, of Rice passed away on Tuesday,
June 3, 2008, in DeSoto. He was born in Camp Wood on Aug.
10, 1941, to General and Hassie (Baker) Murphy and was
married to Trudy B. Chapman. Winson served in the United
States Army and was a retired rancher. Winson is survived by
his wife, Trudy; son, Terry Presley; granddaughter, Kimberly
Slovak; grandson, Cain Slovak; three sisters, Joy Woodcock,
Udel Lacey, and Maudine Brown; and numerous nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two
brothers, JC and TW Murphy; and three sisters, Hassie
Murphy, Emma J. McKinnerney and Robbie Doucet. Graveside
services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the
Cemetery with Pastor Tommy Guthrie officiating. The family
will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 800 S. Kaufman St.,
Ennis. Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home,
Donald L. Palmeri
Apr 5, 1926 - Jun 6, 2008
Donald L. Palmeri
Mr. Donald L. Palmeri, 82, passed away Friday June
6, 2008, in Corsicana at Heritage Oaks Retirement
Village after a short battle with cancer. He was
born on April 5, 1926.Mr. Palmeri married Janice
Berry on Aug. 31, 1963. He was a loving husband,
brother and uncle; he loved his family dearly. At the
age of 17 he joined the U.S. Army on Sept. 11, 1944.
He was in the infantry 7th Div. Co. # 90. He was in
the battle of Okinawa where he was wounded twice. He
received two purple hearts: one with a bronze star,
the other purple heart with oak leaf cluster. He
also got an occupational medal for occupied Japan. He
attended Navarro College when it opened; attending
the first mechanic school offered by the college. He
was retired from Highland Resources Oil and Gas
Company of Teague. He loved deer hunting and fishing
and his best friend Bo Bailey, his precious dog. He
was preceded in death by his parents Joe and
Josephine Palmeri, four brothers and four sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Palmeri; brother,
Sam and wife Joan Palmeri of Waco; sister-in-law
Loree Palmeri, Chester and Charlene Palmeri of
Garland; brother-in-law, Wesley Jarlan and wife
Peggy Berry Jordan of San Angelo; and by numerous
nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Mike Miller,
Vic Miller, John Smith, Paul Smith, John Palmeri,
Tom Palmeri, Donnie Palmeri, Francis Joe Borsellino.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Charles Brown, H.W.
(Bill) Regester, Tommy Craig, Del Roy Graham, and
Jerry Putman, Ronnie Miller and Manuel Martinez. A
rosary service will be 7 p.m. today, Sunday, June 8,
2008, at Corley Funeral Chapel officiated by Father
Danilo Ramos. Funeral services will be 2 p.m.
Monday, June 9, 2008, at Corley Funeral Chapel with
Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Interment will
follow at Calvary Cemetery. The family would like to
thank Heritage Oaks Retirement Village for their
loving care. Arrangements by Corley Funeral
George Earl Miller
Aug 10, 1878 - Sep 17, 1963
George Earl Miller was
born August 10, 1878 at Corsicana, Tex., and died at Walters, Okla., September
17, 1963 at the age of 85 years, one month, seven days.
Mr. Miller, uncle of Mrs. Addie Jackson and Homer Miller, both of Carrollton, is
survived by three daughters, Mrs. Eunice McClure and Mrs. Iva Anderson, both of
Wichita falls and Mrs. Ava Jackson of Norwalk, Calif.; two sons, Olen Miller of
Bellflower, Calif.; and Ervin Miller of Burkburnett; two brothers, Chris and
Simon, Calif.; 19 grandchildren including Mrs. Shirley Harper of Irving, 30
great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces
Services were held in the First Baptist church of Walters with Rev. John J Evans
and Rev. Melvin Moody officiating. Interment was in Walters Cemetery.
Feb 2, 1916 - Jun 9, 2008
Lillie Pearl Ward Ivie
Lillie Pearl Ward Ivie, age 92, passed away on Monday, June 9, 2008, in
Grand Saline. She was born on Feb. 2, 1916, in Jester. She was a homemaker
and devoted wife and mother. Although her mind was clouded by Alzheimer’s in
her final years, she never ceased to smile with joy when she saw a child,
for she always had a special love for children, and they for her. Visitation
will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services
will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Cubie
Ward and the Rev. Ralph Ward officiating. Interment will follow at
Resthaven Memorial Park.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Mrs. Ivie was preceded in death by her
husband of 53 years, Royal Neal Ivie, two daughters, Royce Ivie Phillips and
Iris Ivie Prater, and a granddaughter, Ginger Ivie Buchanan. Surviving
children are Joe Ivie of Corsicana, George Ivie of Tennessee, and Betty Ivie
McClellan of Tyler. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 16
great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by
Corley Funeral Home.
Jul 9, 1930 - Jun 9, 2008
Jean "Maw Maw" O’Neal
Edris Jean “Maw Maw” O’Neal, joined her husband Charles, parents
Henry and Veda Wright, brothers Edward and Paul Wright, and sisters
Margaret Lovelady and Shirley Neel in the kingdom of heaven on June
9, 2008, following a courageous battle against cancer. She is
survived by her loving family, daughter Teresa Parker and husband
John, daughter Cathy O’Neal, and son David O’Neal and wife Cheryl;
grandchildren Jason, Scott and Eric Parker, Tanya Wenner and husband
Reagan, Lisa Patterson and husband Nathan, Sean and Seth O’Neal;
great-grandchildren Samuel and Daniel Wenner, Jeremiah, Haley and
Cody Patterson; sister Mary Sadler and husband W. A. “Boots”; and
her beloved brothers and sisters in Christ at Northside Baptist
Church especially Pastor Rick Lamb and his wife and the ladies in
her Sunday school class who have shared in her burdens and her
blessings. She was devoted to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and
her family, always showing generosity and selflessness to others.
She was a blessing to all those who were fortunate enough to be a
part of her life. She will be greatly missed. She was a loving wife
of 50 years, Charles’ brown-eyed girl. She was devoted to God, her
family and friends. She had a Christian home welcoming all who
entered with smiles, hugs and home-cooked meals. Supportive of her
church home and her sweet Sunday school class, she served as an
example of strength and faith as her children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren witnessed her calm in the storms of life. She
praised her Lord by giving selflessly to all who knew her, giving of
her time and love and focusing on the needs of others. She was a
“heaven of love” and “a listening ear.” She taught what it means to
be loving and loved. Proverbs 31:28: “Her children arise up, and
call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. ”Visitation
will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel
with Brother Rick Lamb officiating. Burial will follow at
Resthaven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Al Fisher, Dorsey Richards, Bill Owen, Cecil
Miller, Charles Slate and Fred Rasmussen. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton
David Kevin McCrory
Mar 8, 1962 - Jun 9, 2008
Kevin McCrory, 46 of Purdon, passed away June 9, 2008 in Dallas. He was
born March 8, 1962 in Corsicana to Oscar and Elizabeth Farmer McCrory.
He is survived by wife Jonie McCrory of Purdon, Jason McCrory and wife
Beth of Purdon, parents Oscar and Elizabeth McCrory, Jason's mother Gala
Huchabee of Purdon, brother Michael McCrory and Pamel, grandmother Elzie
McCrory of Corsicana, nephew Brett McCrory and niece Morgan McCrory.
Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Also a host of friends. Visitation
will be 6-8pm Wednesday June 11, 2008 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 2:00pm Thursday June 12, 2008 at the First Baptist
Church Purdon with Rev. Dan Rogers and Rev. Troy Sykes. Burial will
follow at Younger Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Ivie, Jim Coody,
Dickie Phillips, Randy Fleeman, Dan Greer, Wendel Gore. Honorary
pallbearers will be Robert Reed, Johnny Eisman, Harvey Parker.
Amy (Goodale) Anderson
Dec 3, 1970 - Jun 9, 2008
Amy Anna Anderson, 37 of Blooming Grove, passed away June 9, 2008 in
Blooming Grove. She was born December 3, 1970 in Galesburg Illinois to
John E. and Susan A. Goodale.
She is survived by husband Doug Anderson of Blooming Grove, sons Timothy
D. Anderson and Seth Douglas Anderson, daughter Lyndsay Anderson all of
Blooming Grove, parents John and Susan Goodale of Galva Ill., sister
Sally J. Rogers and husband Jeremy of Milan Ill., niece Lauryn Rogers
and nephew Brexton Rogers.
Memorial service 2:00 pm Friday June 13, 2008 at the First Baptist
Church Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.
Jan 15, 1909 - Jun 7, 2008
Leocadia Alvarado, resident of Corsicana, passed away on Saturday, June
7, 2008 at the Twilight Home at the age of 99 years. She was born in San
Luis Mexico on January 15, 1909. Rosary service will be held at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home in the Chapel at 7:00 p.m. on Monday evening. Graveside
services will be held on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the
Calvary Cemetery with Father Danilo Ramos officiating.
Oct 1, 1988 - May 31, 2008
Corina Castro, 19 of Salinas California, passed away May 31, 2008 in California.
She was born October 1, 1988 in California to Jose and Gabriela Castro. Rosary
will be 7pm Tuesday June 10, 2008 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services
will be 10am Wednesday June 11, 2008 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Bruce Evans Denbow
Aug 29, 1936 - Jun 14, 2008
Bruce Evans Denbow
Mr. Bruce Evans Denbow, 92, died Saturday, June 14, 2008, at Heritage Oaks
Retirement Village after a lengthy illness .He was born in Chatfield on Nov. 2,
1915, to T.D. and Flora Denbow. He was the eighth of 10 children. On Aug. 29,
1936, he married Favis Minatra and moved to Corsicana. He retired from Tom’s
Foods in 1980. The First United Methodist Church in Corsicana was his “church
home” for over fifty years. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on today at
Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the
Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Fuller officiating. Interment will
follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Freddy Allison, David Walker, Dave Ralston, Mike Steely,
Lynn Cooper, and Pat Grizzaffi. Survivors include his son, Ted and wife Connie
of Richardson; his grandchildren, Bryan and Kyle of Dallas, were a source of joy
and pride for him; sister, Oreine Adams of Corsicana, and numerous family
members. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Jun 14, 1947 - Jun 11, 2008
Ron Edmondson, 60, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2008, in
Corsicana. A private burial was held Friday, June 13, 2008, at Fairview Cemetery
in Pampa. Memorial services were at 10 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church in
Pampa with Dr. Johnny Funderburg, pastor, officiating. Additional memorial
services will be on June 29 at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Corsicana. Mr.
Edmondson was born June 14, 1947, in Pampa and was a 1965 graduate of Pampa High
School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in 1969 and his
Juris Doctor degree from Baylor Law School in 1972 and passed the Texas Bar exam
the same year. Ron was an attorney for Lyne, Klein, French, and Womble in Dallas
for 17 years and then joined the law firm of Dawson and Sodd in Corsicana. He
was a man of God and was very instrumental in forming the Cornerstone Baptist
Church where he sang in the choir as well as in many solos. Ron accepted the
Lord at the First Baptist Church of Burlington, Colo. at the age of nine. He
loved to listen to music. He was preceded in death by his mother, Charlotte
Edmondson, on Jan. 16, 2005.Survivors include his father, R. L. Edmondson of
Pampa; daughter, Dr. Amy Mulroy of San Antonio; two grandsons, Ian and Duncan
Mulroy, both of San Antonio; his aunt, Norma Stephenson of Pampa; and his uncle,
Thurman Cline Jr. of Fort Worth. Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Baptist
Church, 801 N. 13th St., Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements are by
Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.
Robert Glenn Stucker
Feb 27, 1926 - Jun 14, 2008
Robert Glenn Stucker
Robert Glenn Stucker, 82, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2008.He was born Feb.
27, 1926, the son of Sylvan and Erma Stucker. He was a beloved father and
husband. A Masonic graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at
Long Prairie Cemetery in
Kerens. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Barbara Ann Stucker; and his
three children, Robert Glenn Stucker II and wife Kathleen, Charles Michael
Stucker and wife Christine, and Nancy Marie Wendell and husband Rob; five
grandchildren, Mary Katherine Wendell, Leeann Marie Wendell, Lucas James
Wendell, Ariel Elizabeth Stucker and Rachel Elaine Stucker. In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations are suggested to Shrine Burn Center at Galveston.
Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Arlington.
Feb 11, 1937 - Jun 12, 2008
Benning, 71, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2008, in
Corsicana. He was born on Feb. 11, 1937, in Browerville, Minn. He was a
member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the choir. He was
very active in dairy industry retiring after 45 years of
service. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. today at Corley Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Mr. Benning was
preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna Benning. He is survived
by his wife, Monica Benning of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law,
Lisa and David Lott of Streetman, Juanita and Todd Ostendorf of
Lakefield, Minn., Jennifer and Eddie Ruesewald of Corinth, and Tanya and
Scott Card of Austin; granddaughters, Nicole Steffl of Sleepy Eye,
Minn., Morgan Ostendorf of Lakefield, Minn., and Erica Melendez of
Corinth; grandsons, Brian Nold of Denton, Dillan Lott of Streetman, Drew
Ostendorf of Lakefield, Minn., Austin Ostendorf of Lakefield, Minn., and
Mitch Melendez of Corinth; six step-grandchildren; brothers and
sisters-in-law, Jim and Lavonne Benning of New Brighton, Minn., David
and Joanne Benning of Browerville, Minn., Dick Benning of Browerville,
Minn., Bob and Linda Benning of Little Rock, Ark., Fred and Dee Benning
of Rochester, Minn., Ed and Donna Benning of Avon, Minn., and Leo and
Laurie Benning of Ham Lake, Minn.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Teresa
and Porter Wagner of Browerville, Minn., Rita and Jim Pfielsticker of
Waubasha, Minn., Judy and John Noska of Browerville, Minn., and Rosanne
and Allen Ploss of Swanville, Minn.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and
cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church, 3000 W. State Highway 22, Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Robert Lee Jenkins
Jan 15, 1923 - Jun 13, 2008
Robert Lee Jenkins, 85, passed away June 13, 2008. Robert was born on
Jan. 15, 1923, in Avalon to Carl B. and Polly Tek (Trull) Jenkins. He
grew up in the Avalon and Italy communities and graduated from Italy
High School. He married Nova Sheppard on March 5, 1949. Robert served in
World War II and worked as printer from 1946 until 1980. He was a member
of the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove. He was preceded in death
by his wife Nova, daughter Rebecca J. Haws, mother Polly, father Carl,
and brothers Ralph and Glen. He is survived by two sons, Danny Guy
Jenkins of Rice and Rodney Carl Jenkins of Terrell; sister, Frances
Manke and her husband Elmer Manke of Tennessee; sister-in-law, Mary
Alice Jenkins of Nash; grandchildren, Joshua L. and Stacey Haws of
Mertens, Kendyl Haws of Frost, and Kevin R. Freeman of Blooming Grove;
and a number of nieces and nephews. A celebration of life, in memory of
Robert, will be held at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Blooming
Grove with Brother Grady Cashion officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton
Jun 14, 2008 - June 14, 2008
Mary Hill, infant, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2008, in Corsicana. She was
born June 14, 2008. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at
She is survived by parents, Joshua and Gayle Hill of Corsicana; sisters,
Madeleine and Madison Hill of Corsicana; grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Ricky Rogers
and Tim and Donna Hill of Corsicana. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral
David Earl Sparkman
May 2, 1940 - Jun 16, 2008
David Earl Sparkman went to his heavenly home on June 16, 2008. He
was born in Corsicana to Susie and Lucian Sparkman on May 2, 1940.
David had one brother, L. E. “Sparky,” and one sister, Joann, who
still lives in Retreat. David grew up in Barry, attended school, and
worked on the family farm with his father until he met and married
Wilma of Corsicana. They had three sons together, Mark, Carl, and
Chad, who all live in Bryan. David and his father opened and
operated Sparkman’s Bait and Tackle Shop on old Highway 75. David,
being a great and very talented mechanic, also incorporated boat
repairs to their business. After the bait shop closed, David was
employed as a welder by Chattanooga Glass Company. He even had his
own welding truck and, of course, worked after hours on other
welding jobs before he moved on to Hervey Motors as an auto
mechanic. He was always in demand as a mechanic because he loved
cars so much, and could almost always solve the problems that can
arise when they malfunction. Lastly, he was employed by Berry
Chrysler for over 20 years. David leaves behind his beloved wife of
32 years, Stacy Sparkman. Together David and Stacy had two children,
Crystal Love and John David, and his bonus daughter, Christina
Burkhalter-Putman. David will be greatly remembered and missed by
all, especially by his 15 grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren. Those that knew him will miss his great wit and
knowledge of the simpler times in all of the days gone by when life
was a slower pace and all that ever mattered was the love of family
and friends. As David’s health became a challenge, he spent his time
with friends and family becoming an expertise with computers and
today’s latest technology. He greatly enjoyed the wonders of modern
technology, finding music of days gone by and important worldwide
information. David generously donated the last gift he could give,
which was himself, to Southwestern Medical Center Research of
Dallas. He did this in hopes of benefiting future medical knowledge.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at the
gazebo on the grounds of Resthaven Memorial Park, 5400 State Highway
31, Corsicana, with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Condolences may be
sent to The David Sparkman Family, 409 S. 31st St., Corsicana, TX
75110.Any donations in David’s honor may be made to the local Food
Pantry or any other cause most dear to your heart. He shall be
Hazel Bell (Grace)
Jun 23, 1916 - Jun 17, 2008
Hazel Grace Thomas, 91, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, June
17, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born on June 23, 1916, in Navarro
County to Roy and Mae (Petty) Grace. She married Sam Johnston Thomas
on Aug. 18, 1934. She was a longtime member of Eureka United
Methodist Church. She was a devoted wife and loved her children very
much. She worked for Mildred ISD in the cafeteria and retired from
Navarro College cafeteria as cashier and assistant manager. She was
the caregiver for her father-in-law, mother-in-law, and
brother-in-law. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at
Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday
at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Ricker
officiating. Interment will follow at
Eureka Cemetery. Pallbearers
will Jackie Rash, Gene Rash, Jimmy Rash, Jody Thomas, Mark Thomas,
Robby Thomas, Randy Thomas and Hayden Thomas. Mrs. Thomas was
preceded in death by her husband, Sam Johnston Thomas; parents, Roy
and Mae (Petty) Grace; daughters, Billie Rash and Patsy Crawford;
son-in-law, Galen Crawford; grandson, Grant Rash; sisters, Flossie
Colburn and Helen Flanagan; and a brother, J.P. Grace. She is
survived by her sons, Sammy Thomas and Barney Thomas of Eureka, Roy
Thomas of Corsicana, Dave Thomas and Dan Thomas of Eureka;
grandchildren, Jackie Rash, Janet Skews, Gene Rash, Jimmy Rash, Jody
Thomas, Mark Thomas, Robby Thomas, Randy Thomas, Karen Lampin, Jane
Johnston, Joanna Hall, Kelly Thomas, Kacey Thomas, Hayden Thomas,
Stephanie Thomas and Melanie Thomas; 18 great-grandchildren, and six
great-great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Asby Scholarship Fund, in care of Mildred ISD, 5475 S. U.S. Highway
287, Corsicana, TX 75109; or the Eureka United Methodist Church
Lord’s Acre, in care of Patricia Thomas, 8401 S. U.S. Highway 287,
Corsicana, TX 75109. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
J. D. Patterson
Nov 1, 1917 - Feb 8, 1995
February 10, 1995
J. D. Patterson, of Blooming Grove, died Feb. 8, 1995, at Baylor Medical Center
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in
Blooming Grove, Solon Bailey officiating. Burial will follow at
Mr. Patterson was born Nov. 1, 1917 in Rankin, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Patterson of Blooming Grove; one daughter,
Patricia Neel of Lorena, Texas and three grandchildren.
- Son of Thomas Albert and Lena (McGraw) Patterson
- Submitted by Dana Stubbs
abt 1983 - Jun 19, 2008
Carl Dwayne Faggans Jr.
Carl Dwayne Faggans Jr., 25, of Corsicana pased away Thursday, June 19, 2008, in
Corsicana. Viewing will be noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Scott Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Pastor Alfred
Cox Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at
Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Davis, LaFayette Johnson, Eric Williams, Charles
Coleman, Darryl White, and Robert Colbert. Mr. Faggans was a
graduate of Corsicana High School and a private ceremony with his family in 2006
he received his diploma in “Start your own Business”. He loved to read at the
Corsicana Public Library. Mr. Faggans is survived by his mother, Priscilla
Faggans of Corsicana; two brothers, Curtis Wade of Corsicana and Douglas Wade of
Tyler; grandmother, Mary Douglas of Kileen; aunts and uncles, Sara and Robert
Thomas, Patricia Sloan of Killeen, Catrena and Danny Tims of Ft. Worth, Minnie
and Dan Loken of Alaska, Arteia Douglas, Garland Douglas Jr. and James and Ally
Douglas of Corsicana; a host of great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and other
relatives, including Lawrence Robinson; and friends. Arrangements by Scott
Nora Bell Gragg
Apr 4, 1921 - Jun 21, 2008
Nora Bell Gragg, 87, peacefully went to meet her Lord and Savior and
join her loved ones in heaven early Saturday morning June 21, 2008. Nora
was born in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. Her nickname as a child was Nobee
given to her by her father. She spent most of her early childhood in
Fort Gibson, but later moved to the Flag Lake Community (near Cedar
Creek) in a covered wagon. Through friends and at a church service, she
met a man whom she would always say had the most beautiful blue eyes.
This man was Thomas L Gragg. Thomas loved every thing about Nora and he
was immediately determined to marry her. The two were married n March
26, 1939 and had a beautiful marriage for 67 years with 3 children, 6
grand children and 9 great grand children with an additional great grand
child on the way. Nora worked numerous years at the Corsicana High
School in the cafeteria. She also worked at the Twilight Home in
Corsicana. She was a proud member of the Southern Oaks Baptist Church of
Tyler, and was a longtime member of the Northside Baptist Church in
Corsicana. One of Nora's greatest loves in her life other than her
husband, was her family. You will never meet anyone more proud of the
family her and her husband had created. Unfortunately, Nora had to
experience the ultimate loss of her companion and husband a little over
two years ago. Although this was devastating to her she continued to be
brave and live the rest of her life to the fullest, even though she
longed to be by her husbands' side again. It's no secret that we don't
belong here though set apart by the grace of you. We look for the day
when we go to a place where the old become brand new In you where the
hungry feast at the table. The blind frozen by colors in view. The lame
will dance, they'll dance for they are able and the weary find rest O
the weary find rest in you….We will miss you, please give Papo a big hug
and a kiss from all of us. We look forward to the day we will be
together again. She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers
and three sisters; She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law,
Peggie and L.A. Bradshaw of Tyler; sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby A.
and Mary L. Gragg of Arlington, and Dwayne and Lana Gragg of Mexia;
granddaughters and husbands, Kay and Roger Burt of Whitehouse, Kathy and
Kyle Alexander of Lndale, Beth and Ricky Mendez of Arlington and Tammie
and David Varela of Arlington; grandsons, David Bradshaw of Tyler,
grandson and wife, Michael and Jamie Gragg of Tehuacana;
great-grandsons, Jason and Jonathan of Whitehouse, Ian Alexander of
Lindale, Cole Bradshaw of Tyler, Joshua Varela of Arlington, and Bradley
Gragg of Tehuacana; great-granddaughters, Anna, Elizabeth and Ashly
Mendez of Arlington; one more great-grandchild on the way; and numerous
nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at
the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rob Phillips officiating.
Interment will follow in the Tool Cemetery in Tool, Texas. Pallbearers
will be David Bradshaw, Jason Burt, Ian Alexander, Michael Gragg, David
Varela and Ricky Mendez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jonathan Burt,
Cole Bradshaw, Bradley Gragg and Joshua Varela. Arrangements by Corley
Lawrence Jones, Sr.
Nov 20, 1919 - Jun 21, 2008
Frederick Lawrence Jones, 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June
21, 2008. He was born on November 20, 1919, in Corsicana. He was a
World War II veteran serving
in the 132nd Field Artillery Battalion as a Tech-4 grade. He was a
butcher all his life and owner of Jones Market for numerous years. He is
preceded in death by his parents, Bird and Flora Jones; his son, Freddy
Jones; his daughter, Judy Jones Reinhardt; four brothers; and one
sister. Mr. Jones is survived by the love of his life of 62 years, Nell
Dawson Wafer Jones; one grandson, Jason Reinhardt; son-in-law, Pat
Reinhardt; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from
5 to 7 p.m. today June 23, 2008, at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside
service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at
Pattison Cemetery with Bro.
Bill Honea officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the
Navarro County Children's Advocacy Center, P.O. Box 6024 Corsicana, TX
75151.Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Dec 27, 1938 - Jun 20, 2008
Lue Wheeler, resident of Allen and formerly of Chatfield, passed away on
Friday June 20, 2008 in McKinney at the age of 69 years. Visitation will
be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be
11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2008 in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home. Burial will follow at
New Chatfield Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Al Green, Gary Haynes,
Chris Haynes, Kenneth Sands, and Gary Talley. She was born on December
27, 1938 in Ada, Oklahoma to Hoyt Stephenson and Lois McSpadden
Stephenson. She was employed with the City of Farmers Branch for over 20
years as a bookkeeper, and after retirement worked at Collin Street
Bakery and Cason's Florist during the holiday seasons. She was a member
of the Chatfield United Methodist Church and loved to spoil her family
at any opportunity she had. She was preceded in death by her husband
Brooks Wheeler, twin sister Sue Green, and her parents. Mrs. Wheeler is
survived by her son, Greg Wheeler and wife Karen of Allen;
grandchildren, Karli Wheeler and Cody Wheeler; and sister, Geraldine
Owen of Corsicana. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home,
Jean (Matthews) McAdams
Aug 7, 1940 - Jun 18, 2008
Shirley Jean McAdams, 67, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, June 18,
2008. She was born Aug. 7, 1940, to Jessie Frank and Ruth Matthews in
Palestine. She was a very loving mother having raised 10 children.
Shirley’s favorite pastime was working puzzles like jigsaw, fill-it-in,
and crosswords, another passion was reading, in particular V.C. Andrews
novels. Surviving Shirley are sons, Donald Starkey and his wife Sandra
of Elkhart, Jessie Starkey and his wife Lisa of Corsicana, Douglas
Starkey of Gatesville, Kenneth Starkey and his wife Shauna of Corsicana,
Johnny Starkey and his wife Markayla of Killeen, and Ronald Starkey and
his wife Shereesa of Grand Prairie; daughters, Donna McKinney and her
husband Donnie of Butler, Charlotte Manning and her husband Thomas of
Arlington, Shirley Wallace and her husband Bubba of Jacksonville, and
Patricia Munsinger and her husband Robert Reagan of Palestine;
son-in-law, Ronnie Easley of Corsicana; sister, Helen Albritton and her
husband Glenn of Corsicana; brothers, Leroy Matthews of California and
Harvey Matthews and his wife Patsy; 29 grandchildren and 25
great-grandchildren. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents,
sister-in-law Sharon Matthews, and four great-grandchildren. A
visitation will be held at from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral
Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at
in Retreat with the Rev. William “Butch” Grant officiating. Arrangements
by Corley Funeral Home.
Maria Esperanza Ivie
Feb 14, 1943 - Jun 24, 2004
Published in the Dallas Morning News on 24 June 2008:
Maria Esperanza Ivie
Ivie, Maria Esperanza, born 2/14/1943, passed away 6/22/2008.
Family will receive friends from 6-8pm.
Church services will be held 6/25/2008 at 10am, Wednesday, (at the) Assembly
Church of God, 422 S. Ebrite, Mesquite, TX.
Interment to follow at 2pm (at the) Younger Cemetery.
Anderson-Clayton (Funeral Home), 972-285-5489, Mesquite.
Lydia Ann (Lewis) Dixon
Apr 21, 1878 - Oct 11, 1961
Obituary moved to the
Frank and Lydia Biography
abt 1898 - Oct 24, 1980
Mrs. Cora Banks Smith, 82, native of Blooming Grove,
died Friday at a Sherman Hospital.
Service was at 10 a.m. Monday at Huff Funeral Home
Graveside service was 2 p.m. at Laurel Land Cemetery
in Dallas, with the Rev. Marvin Bledsoe officiating
She was married to Arthur Smith in 1920 in Blooming
Grove. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Betty Cordell,
of Sadler; one granddaughter, Crystal Cordell of Sadler; and one nephew, Don
Pevehouse, of Corsicana.
Essie Rae (Ballew) Lawrence
May 1, 1912 - Apr. 2, 1975
Mrs. Essie Rae Lawrence of Waco died early Wednesday morning, April 2, in a
hospital in Merriville, La. as a result of a heart attack she suffered as she
was en route to New Orleans to visit a son.
She was born May 1, 1912 in Navarro County, daughter of the late George and
Pearl Ballew of Emmett. She was converted, at an early age and united with the
Prairie Grove Baptist Church at Emmett. At the time of her death she was an
active member of the Western Heights Baptist Church in Waco.
She married Bud Lawrence of Dawson in October, 1930. To this union was born four
children. She had resided in Waco since 1956.
Funeral services were held at 1 pm Friday, April 4, at the Wilkerson-Hatch
Funeral Home Chapel in Waco. Rev. Henry Brown, pastor of Western Heights Baptist
Church, officiated. Burial was at Dawson Cemetery.
Pallbearers were nephews Lee Kenneth Ballew, Robert Lynn Ballew, Charles Price,
Dock Hanks, Bill Holman, Wayne Greenup, Johnny Singleton, Walter Reese, and
Her husband, a son Leveritt, her three brothers, Lee, E.B. and Harvey Ballew all
preceded her in death.
Survivors include: two sons, Jimmy George of Garland and Billy Floyd of New
Orleans, La.; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Walters of Waco; eight grandchildren;
four sisters, Mrs. Ola Kornegay of Coolidge, Mrs. Maudie Price of Murchison,
Mrs. Lena Ruth Read and Mrs. Lucile Caffy of Corsicana; and a number of nieces
and nephews and other relatives.
The Blooming Grove Times - Apr. 9, 1975
Estelle (King) Meador
May 29, 1893 - Aug 19, 1975
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. MEADOR
Funeral services for Mrs. Estelle Meador, 82, were held Thursday, August 21, at
the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel in Frost. Burial followed in the
She died Tuesday, August 19, in the Mel Haven Rest Home in Corsicana.
Officiating at the services was the Rev. Woody Flynt, pastor of the Frost United
Methodist Church. He was assisted by David Mahoney, of the Blooming Grove Church
A native of Manchester, Tenn, Mrs. Meador moved to Mertens at age seven with her
parents, who owned and operated a hotel.
She married Clarence Meador on August 20, 1911 in Frost. He died in 1955.
Survivors include a son, John L. Meador of Frost; two daughters, Mrs.
Faye Watts of Frost and Mrs. Jimmie Dickson of Colorado City, Tex; a brother,
John King of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a
number of nieces and nephews. Four granddaughters reside in Frost, including
Bernita Sage, Sandra Meador, Allie Jane Meador, and Marla Meador.
Grandsons and nephews served as pallbearers.
Eva Mills (Conger) Crocker
Feb 11, 1901 - Mar 10, 1975
Services were held at 10:30 am Wednesday, March 12, at the Corley Funeral Chapel
for Mrs. Eva Mills Crocker, 74, resident of Corsicana, who died March 10 in
Rev. Wesley A. Howard officiated, and burial was at
She was a native of Cryer Creek, formerly of Blooming Grove, and resident of
Corsicana eight years.
Survivors include her husband, Clyde Crocker of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Joe
(Maudine) Duncan of Corsicana; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two
brothers, Henry Thomas Conger of Drydon, Ore. and Medford Conger of Vanderbilt,
Tex.; four sisters, Mrs. Rachel Kelsey of Yakama, Wash., Mrs. Dessie Perry of
Emhouse, Mrs. Lillian Tucker of El Paso, and Mrs. Celie Carlyle of Marrero, La.
Pallbearers were Drew Gillen, Blake Gillen, Billy Gillen, Aubrey Spiers, Johnnie
Arnett, B.L. Cook, Ansel Brewer, and Roy Southerland.
The Blooming Grove Times - Mar. 19, 1975
William W. Low
abt 1925 - 1975
TULSA DAILY WORLD--Services for William W. Low, 50, owner and operator of the
Low Cattle Co. here, were held at 11 am Saturday at Christ United Methodist
Church; with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Moore's
Eastlawn Funeral Home.
Low, of 6000 Memorial Drive, died Thursday at a Tulsa hospital following an
apparent heart attack.
A native of Blooming Grove, Texas, he came to Tulsa in 1949 and was employed as
a buyer for Armour & Co. He started his own cattle company
15 years ago.
He is survived by two daughters, one of Oklahoma City and Mrs. Marian L. Brooks
of Houston, Tex.; his father, L.R. Low of Blooming Grove, Tex. and one
Friends are contributing to the Children's Medical Center and Tulsa Boy's Home.
J. W. Spicer
Nov 23, 1921 - Mar 15, 1975
Last respects were held Monday, March 17 at the Bunch Funeral Chapel for J.W.
Spicer, 53, a resident of Ennis. Burial was at Ennis. Mr. Spicer died at his
home on Saturday. He was employed as a Lake Caretaker at the Bardwell Reservoir.
Mr. Spicer was a native of Blooming Grove.
He is survived by his wife, Arlea of Ennis; 3 sons, Jerry Don of Oklahoma,
Douglas of Purdon, and Kenneth of Dallas; one daughter, Margaret Roznovsky of
Ennis; four brothers, Lloyd & Leamon of Houston, Hal of Tyler, and Jake of
Malakoff; two sisters, Mrs. Roy (Ottis) Hollingsworth of Mertens and Mrs. T.H.
(Minnie) Davis of Sweetwater; several grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Dwane W. Bryson
Mar 30, 1929 - Jun 28, 2008
Dwane W. Bryson, resident of Corsicana, passed away on Saturday, June
28, 2008 in Corsicana at the age of 79. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m.
today evening at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be
11 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at Northside Baptist Church with Pastor
Rick Lamb officiating. Burial will follow at
Pallbearers will be Jackie Thomas, Preston Bonner, Bill Horton, Jerry
Aston, Don Allred, and John Bailey. Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin
Ray, Janice Palmeri, Tommy Goodwin, Nathan Benfield, Joe Hambrick,
Johnny Harper, and the AT and T Pioneers Club. Dwane was born on March
30, 1929 in Corsicana to Thomas Truitt Bryson and Eula Mae Caskey
Bryson. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church and was retired from
Southwestern Bell where he worked for 33 years. He was a member of the
Communication Workers of America and the AT and T Pioneers Club. He
liked to fish and hunt, but loved to just do target shooting. Dwane also
liked to travel and tell stories and never met a stranger. He was
preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Maurice Bryson.
Survivors include his wife, Joy Bryson of Corsicana; son, Bruce Bryson
and wife Sharon of Corsicana and their children Rondi Bryson of Studio
City, CA, Jeff Branam, and Dana Smart; son, Mark Bryson and wife Sherry
of Corsicana and their children Conrad, Chris, and Claire Newton; seven
great-grandchildren; and close friends Linda and Jacob Darby.In lieu of
flowers the family asks that memorial be made to the Northside Baptist
Church Building Fund at 2800 North Beaton Street Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Marcella Ann "Marcy" (Slaughter) Maloney
Abt 1949 - Jun 28, 2008
|Marcella Ann "Marcy" Maloney
Memorial services for Marcella Ann “Marcy” Maloney, 59, of Meridian,
Mississippi, formerly of Corsicana, will be held at 7 p.m. today at Episcopal
Church of the Mediator in Meridian, Mississippi with the Rev. Terrell Griffis
officiating. A graveside service will be held at a later date at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in
Corsicana. She passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008, at Infinity Hospice in
Meridian. Visitation will be 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at the church. Mrs. Maloney
was a native of Texas. She instructed classes in Speech Communication at Texas A
and M University in College Station, at the University of Houston at Cedar Lake,
and the University of Texas at Arlington. She touched many lives in her teaching
career and will be missed by many. She also owned and operated a catering
business in Corsicana before relocating to Meridian in 1997, where she
instructed classes at Meridian Community College. Mrs. Maloney was a member of
the Episcopal Church of the Mediator. She was preceded in death by her father,
Ellis Slaughter. Mrs. Maloney is survived by her husband, Grady Maloney of
Meridian; son, Nicholas “Nick” Maloney and wife Melissa of Eustace; mother, Joan
Slaughter of Meridian, formerly of Corsicana; grandson, Tommy Maloney of
Eustace; sister, Pat Downey and husband Grady of Meridian; nieces, Adrienne
Webber of Meridian and Audrey Coley of Brandon, Missouri; great-nieces, Jocelyn
Webber of Meridian; and great-nephew, Jason Creekmore of Meridian. Arrangements
by Robert Barham Funeral Home, Meridian, Mississippi.
Elizabeth (Magers) Young
Jun 12, 1911 - 2008
Elizabeth Magers Young
A memorial service for Mrs. Young will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday,
July 2, in the sanctuary of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Rhoda
Elizabeth Magers Young was born in Parkville, Mo., on June 12, 1911,
daughter of Roy Vernon Magers and Bertha Weltner Magers. After
graduating from Parkville High School and Park College, she taught music
at Liberty, Missouri High School. On June 2, 1936, she married Arthur
Chiles Young. After living in Bushnell, Ill., and Duluth, Minn., she
moved to Ponca City in 1956, where her husband served as pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church until his retirement in 1978. After the Rev.
Dr. Young’s death in 1991, she continued to live in Ponca City until
1997, at which time she moved to Lenoir Retirement Community in
Columbia, Mo. In 2003 she moved to Corsicana, where she was a resident
of Heritage Oaks Retirement Village until her death, after a long
illness, on June 17, 2008.Rhoda Young is survived by her two sons, Dr.
Robert Young of Corsicana and Dr. William Young of Columbia, Mo.; two
daughters-in-law, Gretchen and Susan; four grandchildren, David, Laura,
Rachel and Matthew; and two great-grandchildren, Noah and Sadie Bodzin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Art; her parents and three
brothers. While in Ponca City, Mrs. Young was actively involved in the
ministry of the First Presbyterian Church as a teacher in the high
school program and in the Women’s Association. She was a member of and
held various offices in the Music Club, 20th Century Club, Chapter CN of
P.E.O., and Friends of Ponca Military Academy. Mrs. Young was an
award-winning composer whose musicals were performed in various churches
and before community groups throughout Oklahoma. She was a pianist and
played the string bass with the Ponca City Community Symphony and the
Playhouse Theater. She also loved to travel and worked for a time as a
travel agent. Suggested memorials are the memorial fund Westminster
Presbyterian Church in Corsicana, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Kelly Paul Burkhart
June 10, 1930 — June 26, 2008
by Jon Mac Burkhart
been asked to tell you about the life of my older brother, Kelly. For
me, it’s a great honor and privilege. Kelly was unique. He simply was
not stamped out of the same mold as the rest of us. There were times as
a child that I hated him. Well, two brothers three years apart tend to
have their differences from time to time. The thing I hated most about
him was his ability at the age of 6, to put on perfectly creased white
pants and a perfectly ironed white shirt, go out and play all day then
come home looking neat as a pin. While I ... well, you guessed it, I was
the original “Pig Pen” as in the Charlie Brown comic strip. It must have
been predestination ... written in the stars ... that Kelly would become
one of the finest doctors of obstetrics and gynecology the world has
ever known. And, as always, neat as a pin. He loved football. He played
well enough in high school to win a scholarship to attend Southwestern
University in Georgetown. Yes, they had a football team back 60 years
ago. Kelly was a good student. Upon completion of his undergraduate
work, he applied to three different medical schools hoping to be
accepted by one of them. He was accepted by all three and chose
Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. After an internship at Detroit
Receiving Hospital, he joined the Air Force to fulfill his military
service requirement. When Kelly signed up, they needed doctors
interested in obstetrics and gynecology. His entire two-year stay was at
Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, headquarters of the Strategic Air
Command. The medical facilities and personnel were the finest in the
country. Often doctors from the Dallas-Fort Worth area were invited in
as consultants. Kelly received extensive training and experience few
doctors get in a lifetime of practice. Kelly’s four-year residency
requirement to specialize in OB/GYN was fulfilled at Charity Hospital in
New Orleans. It was there he encountered a very unusual patient. The
woman had been examined once at the hospital but did not return until it
was time to give birth. At that time Kelly was assigned to be her doctor
and they discovered she was about to have twins. However, one of the
babies was in the uterus and the other inside the fallopian tube. Kelly
was able to deliver both babies alive and well. This was the 13th
instance of such a delivery in the history of medicine. After completing
his study in 1962, Kelly was invited to join the Medical Arts Clinic in
Corsicana and became the fifth doctor to join the group. The clinic
continued to grow to a group of 50 doctors serving the Corsicana area.
Kelly retired in 1995 but chose to stay in Corsicana the rest of his
life. During his years of practice in Corsicana, Kelly was a member of
the board of the Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a
member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and
the Texas Medical Association. He served as president of the Navarro
County Medical Society and was chief of the medical staff at Navarro
Memorial Hospital. When Kelly came back to Corsicana to practice,
medical funding was a huge problem. Navarro County was very rural. He
set up and staffed an obstetrical clinic for patients who could not
afford prenatal care. He did not charge any professional fees for this
care. The percentage of women arriving at the hospital without prenatal
care dropped precipitously and the complication rate dropped right along
with it. Until I received lots of information from his associate, Dr.
Neal Green, there was something I didn’t know about Kelly. One of the
things Kelly was most proud was the fact he never lost a mother during
all those thousands of deliveries. He had never mentioned it to me.
Kelly was that sort of guy. Besides his membership in medical
organizations, Kelly helped bring Planned Parenthood to Corsicana, was a
member of the Board of Education for the Corsicana Independent School
System and Board Member at First United Methodist Church. He had little
time for hobbies but loved playing tennis, hunting, and fishing with
members of his family. Another favorite was making old-fashioned,
hand-cranked peppermint candy ice cream. A tradition soon started with
his granddaughter, Annabelle, making peppermint ice cream for all the
kids in her classroom. Our sister, Dorothy, called Kelly one day and
asked what he was doing. His response: “I just finished doing my
favorite thing in all the world.” Dorothy assumed he had made his
wonderful ice cream and asked if that was it. Kelly responded: “No, I
just brought another little life into the world.” Kelly is survived by
his wife, Mary Frances; two children, Paul and Belinda; three
grandchildren, Annabelle “LuLu” McLeod, Isabelle Grace Burkhart and
Jacob Earl “Jeb” Burkhart; a sister, Dorothy Peacock, the family of our
deceased brother, Harbert and me, his brother, Jon. Kelly is also
survived by around 8,000 people who were babies he brought into this
world. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Agape Christian
Academy, Attention: Kathy McMullan, principal and executive director,
721 NWCR 0015, Corsicana, TX 75110, or, plant a tree in honor of Kelly
Paul. Kelly generously donated the last gift he could give, which was
himself, to Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in hopes of benefiting
future medical knowledge. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m.
Monday at First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana.
Nov 30, 1942 - Jun 26, 2008
Sonny May, 65, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2008, in
Tyler. He was born Nov. 30, 1942, in Eureka to Edgar Vernon and Hattie
Lucille Vaught May. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rufus Nutt officiating. Burial
will follow at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dennis Thornberg, Kyle
Ward, Jimmy Dockery, Lance May, Chip Goodman and Brent Calame. He was
preceded in death by special niece Darla Woods. He is survived by wife Doris
May of Kerens, sons and daughters-in-law Bubba and Jean Ann May of Wortham,
Vernon and Nancy May of Kerens, Deen and Petra Brown of Dawson and Ronald
Gene Brown of Frost; daughter Sherry May of Mexia; sisters and
brothers-in-law Janice and Gerald Woods of Corsicana and Doris Jean and
Elwyn Robinson of Corsicana; brothers-in-law and wives, Clyde and Diane
Jones and Jerry and Tina Jones, all of Corsicana; 13 grandchildren, nine
great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and Lori Armstrong, who
had worked for Sonny for 26 years. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Jan 17, 1926 - Jun 24, 2008
James Kent “Buddy” Parker was born Jan. 17, 1926, in Dallas. He grew up
in Navarro County and attended schools in Corsicana. He passed away June
24, 2008, in Dallas. Buddy was preceded in death by his wife, Mary
Parker. He is survived by his daughter Terri Glaser, grandson Robert
Kent Petricich and granddaughter Lauren Petricich, all of Colorado. He
is also survived by his sister Joyce Parker Hagle of San Antonio and his
uncle Charles Kent of Powell. Services will be at noon Monday, June 30,
at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas with interment to follow at 2 p.m. at
DFW National Cemetery. Arrangements by Restland Funeral Home.
Mae (Andrews) Roberson
Jun 26, 1919 - Jun 27, 2008
Mae Andrews Roberson
Lena Mae Andrews Roberson was born on June 26, 1919, in Navarro
County. She was one of 13 children born to Abe and Margaret
Andrews. She went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 27, 2008.
On Nov. 6, 1936, Lena married Lloyd Roberson. They resided in
Roane and raised their two daughters there. In later years, they
moved to Corsicana. She worked at the Adams Hat Factory for
years and eventually retired from Navarro Regional Hospital in
1985 where she had served many years as an LVN. She loved to
cook and take care of her family, play games, sew and fish. She
was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Visitation will be
held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral
services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral
Home Chapel with Dr. John LaNoue officiating. Interment will
follow at Resthaven
Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Homer Andrews, Bubba
Andrews, Billy Graves, Mike McCluney, Jerry Beasley and William
Andrews. She was preceded in death by her mother, father,
husband, 11 of her siblings, and her daughter, Barbara Wylie of
Corsicana. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Roberson of
Corsicana; granddaughter and husband, Ann and Keith Morris of
Corsicana; grandson and wife, Mark and Cindy Wylie of Tyler;
great-grandchildren, Justin and Miranda Morris of Corsicana, and
Sawyer, Shaffer and Sloane Wylie of Tyler; brother and
sister-in-law, G. H. “Jinks” and Ann Andrews of Roane; and
numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Corley
Jan 22, 1926 - Jun 22, 2008
Loving husband, devoted father and cherished grandfather,
George was born on Jan. 22, 1926, in Dawson. He passed away
on June 22, 2008, in Dallas. George married the love of his
life, Jackie Woolley, on Feb. 1, 1947.He is survived by his
wife; one son, Steve Davis (Ann); and two grandchildren,
Jacob and Derek Davis. He was preceded in death by one son,
Rusty Davis. George served his country in the Navy and was
in training for the invasion of Japan. He graduated in 1949
from SMU with a degree in accounting. He was an executive
vice president for Gifford-Hill in Dallas. George was a
member of Lake Highlands UMC. A celebration of life service
honoring George’s life will be held at 3 p.m. today at Lake
Highlands UMC, 9015 Plano Road, Dallas, with the Rev. Rich
Rindfuss officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family has
requested memorials be made in George’s name to Lake
Highlands UMC, Children’s Ministry, P.O. Box 551389, Dallas,
TX 75355.Arrangements by Aria Cremation Service and Funeral
Oct 31, 1925 - Jun 22, 2008
Fred Kesinger, 82, a Corsicana native, died Sunday, June 22,
2008, in Centralia, Ill., following an 18-month battle with
myelodysplastic syndrome and leukemia. Born on Oct. 31, 1925, in
Corsicana, he was a
1941 graduate of Corsicana High School. He also served on
the CISD Board of Trustees from 1967 to 1973, and was a board
member at the time of the construction of the current Corsicana
High School location on West State Highway 22. He was a retired
area production superintendent with Crown Central Petroleum
Corp., a World War II veteran, and had resided in Centralia,
Ill., since 2001.He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie
Sue Kesinger; his son, James L. Kesinger; and his parents, Fred
and Nell Kesinger. He is survived by two daughters, Marinelle
Szenasy and husband Randy of Granbury and Suzanne Whittenburg
and husband Scott of Centralia, Ill.; and one granddaughter,
Hannah Wood, also of Centralia. Graveside services are set for
11 a.m. Saturday at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, 6500 S. 129th
E. Street, Broken Arrow, Okla. Memorials can be made to the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, or a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Garnier and Sons Funeral Home, Centralia, Ill.
Oct 18, 1965 - Jun 23, 2008
Judy Deniese Price, passed away June 23, 2008 at the age
of 42. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will
be 10 a.m. Thursday at
Cemetery with Brother R.E. Cecil and Brother Terry
Smith officiating. She was born on Oct. 18, 1965 in
Corsicana. She attended Mildred High School. She was a
member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Navarro. Throughout
her life, she touched many lives with her great sense of
humor. She had a love for music, dancing and watching
movies with her daughter. She had some problems in the
past, but they had changed her life for the better. We
will miss her but can only look forward to seeing her
one day again. She was preceded in death by her father
Truman Farmer and infant brother. Survivors include her
mother, Jimmie Farmer of Navarro; daughter, Lacy Price
of Navarro, brother and sister-in-law Jodie and Kris
Farmer of Richland, sister and brother-in-law Becky and
Jimmy Nicholson of Cryer Creek; five nephews, Danny
Hanna Jr., Joey Hanna, Cody Hanna, Jeffrey Farmer and
Justin Farmer; three great nieces and four great
nephews. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Harold (NMN) Burleson
Jul 14, 1917 - May 18, 1975
Services were held Friday at 10 am at the Bradley Funeral
Home for Harold
(Bud) Burleson, 58, of Odessa, who died at his home.
Rev. W.A. Corley, First Baptist Church pastor, officiated.
Survivors include five sons, Kenneth Burleson and Nickey
Burleson both of Blooming Grove, Dean Burleson of Fort
Worth, Dale Burleson of Hitchcock and Buddy Lynn Burleson of
Mesquite; five brothers, Frank Burleson of Hobbs, N.M.,
Merle Burleson of Abilene, Nuel Burleson of Dallas, Hop
Burleson of Richland and Arthur Burleson of Barry; three
sisters, Mrs. Odessa Belt of Dallas, Mrs. Bessie Mae Tucker
of Garrett and Mrs. Lois Horn of San Angelo; and four
Pallbearers were members of the family.
BLOOMING GROVE -
Services will be held at 10 a.m.
Friday at the Bradley Funeral
Home Chapel for Harold
Burleson, 57, resident of Odessa
who died at his home in Odessa.
Rev. W. A. Corley, First
Baptist Church pastor, will
officiate. Survivors include five
sons, five brothers, three
sisters, and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be members
of the family.
Elizabeth (Nelson) Hartley
Mar 4, 1887 - May 31, 1975
Funeral services were held for Mrs. Alta Elizabeth Hartley, 88, Monday at
10:00 am in the Blooming Grove United Methodist Church. Rev. John Clifford,
pastor, officiated. Interment was at
Rose Hill Cemetery under the
direction of Bradley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hartley was born and raised in Blooming Grove and a retired school
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Beth Garcia of El Paso and Mrs.
Comel Brooks of Hawi, Hawaii; one sister, Mrs. Maud Neely of Fresno, Calif;
four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbeareras were Bruce McCormick, Ralph Page, David Sellers, Arthur
Garrison, Loyd Frederick and Drew Gillen.
- The Blooming Grove Times - Jun 4, 1975
- View Obituary
- Submitted by
I realize Alta's
death certificate lists her mother as Elizabeth Sheppard but the information was
given by her daughter Beth Garcia and I am sure by the time Alta died no one
remembered exactly who was Alta's mother. Nancy Elizabeth Bell Nelson died 2
and 1/2 months after Alta was born. Alta's first step-mother, Marie Annie
Curtis, died when Alta was 10. So, Alta got a 2nd step-mother Mary Elizabeth
Harris. Alta is shown living with her father Joseph Van Buren Nelson and
step-mother Mary on the 1910 Navarro Co. census. ...from
Sallie Bell Reeves
BLOOMING GROVE - Services were held Monday morning at the First
United Methodist Church for Mrs. Alta Elizabeth Hartley, 88, native
of Blooming Grove, who died in El Paso Saturday.
Rev. John Clifford, pastor, officiated, and burial was at
Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Beth H. Garcia
of El Paso and Cornel Brooks of Hawi, Hawaii; a sister, Maude Neely
of Fresno, Calif., four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
Pallbearers include Bruce McCormick, Ralph Page, David Sellers,
Arthur Garrison, Loyd Frederick and Drew Gillen.
IN MEMORY OF ALTA HARTLEY
Mrs. Alta Hartley, to many of the older set in Blooming Grove, was a very kind,
sweet person - one who had a zest for living. Even though she had many hardships
and difficulties, she was able to meet each of them with hope in and faith for a
All who knew her realized that she had three significant loves. First, she loved
her family; her mate, Mr. K. Hartley; her children, Beth and Comel; her
grandchildren, Freddie Boy, Alex, Darwin K and Buni plus a great-grandchild.
These were her precious jewels.
Second, she loved Blooming Grove. She recounted many times her memories and
blessings, all rooted in BG. Here she was born. Here she met Mr K. Here she
raised her family. Here she taught school for over twenty years. Here she had
many friends and neighbors. She loved her BG home and regretted that she had to
leave it. When she returned for visits, she was delighted and happy to see her
loyal friends. She was expecially pleased when some of her former students named
her a candicate for Coming Home Queen during a recent Ex-Student Homecoming
Best of all, Alta Hartley loved her church. She found comfort and strength in
her church. She Took pride in being a child of God. She played an active role in
the Blooming Grove Methodist Church, serving as an active menber, a Sunday
School teacher, leader of children's work and Vacation Bible school, a member of
the Women's Missionary Society and Weslyan service Guild.
So it was fitting and beautiful that at the end of her earthy life, May 31,
1975, that she be brought back to her loves --to her church, where her funeral
services were held Monday, June 2, -- to her friendly BG town where she was laid
to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery at the side of her beloved mate, Mr K.
Mae (Owen) Elkins
Dec 27, 1893 - May 26, 1975
Services were held at 2 pm Wednesday, May 27, at Corley Funeral Chapel
for Mrs. O.L. Elkins Sr., 81, of Emhouse who died Monday in Memorial
Hospital. The Revs Leroy Reaves and Frank Williams officiated and burial
was at Pattison Cemetery in
A native of Emhouse, she was a member of the Methodist Church. Her
husband preceded her in death in 1961.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Nolen Raye of Dallas; one son, O.L.
Elkins Jr. of Watertown, Conn.; one brother, Alvin Owen of Italy; three
sisters, Miss Clara Belle Owen of Corsicana and Mrs. Charles Johnson and
Mrs. Swint Huling, both of Emhouse; four grandchildren; and eight
Pallbearers were Stokes Armstrong, Roy Posey, Jesse Clements, Paul Raye,
David Raye, Charles Leslie Johnson, and Robert Alvin Owen.
Oct 20, 1937 - Jun 30, 2008
|Bobby Allen, 70, of Corsicana, went to be with the Lord June 30, 2008. He was
born October 20, 1937 in Corsicana.
Bobby was a great Dad and a wonderful husband. He enjoyed riding motorcycles. He
retired from Shell Oil Offshore Drilling after 30 years of service. He will be
greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by wife Pam Allen of Corsicana, daughters Ashley Palmeri and
Alissa Palmeri, and mother Faye Bates of Corsicana. He is also survived by
brothers and sisters-in-law Michael and Mary Beth Parrish and Thomas and Tricia
Dockery; father and mother-in-law Donald and Marlene Parrish. Other survivors
are nephews and nieces Danny and Marcia Ward, Michael and Megan Dockery, Matt
Parrish; and great nephews and nieces Jason and Kyle Ward, Kealey and Kieran
Parrish, and McKinna Dockery. Bobby was preceded in death by his sister, Beverly
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with
Dr. Virginia Bassford and the Rev. Ray Raney officiating, and Agostina Migoni
singing. Honorary pallbearers will be J.C. Wyatt, Thomas Dockery, Danny Ward,
Michael Dockery, Hank Whieterholt and Gary Earley, his best buddy.
At Bobby’s request, there will be no flowers, but donations may be made to Rice
Independent School District, 1302 S. McKinney, Rice, TX 75155 Drama Department.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Betty Jo (Bunch) Burkes
Sep 5, 1927 - Jul 4, 2008
Betty Jo Burkes
Betty Jo Burkes, 80, passed away Friday, July 4, 2008. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m.
Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Betty Jo was born Sept. 5, 1927, in Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Bunch; mother, Laura Alice Bunch;
husband, Thomas Burkes; and mother-in-law Lennie Williams of Seminole. Survivors
include her brother, Royce Bunch; daughter Sharon Burkes; son, Michael Burkes
and wife Janie, and son Mark Burkes and wife Janie, all of Corsicana; and
sister-in-law Allie Spurgeon of Seminole; nine grandchildren and nine
great-grandchildren; numerous cousins; and long time friends Veda Ayala and
Nellie Collins. The family would like to thank Dr. Kent Rogers for the many
years of care and comfort that he gave her. Also thanks to the wonderful people
at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village and Twilight home. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Betty Joe Burkes, 80 of Corsicana, passed
away July 4, 2008 in Corsicana. She was born September 5, 1927 in Corsicana to
Roy Fletcher and Laura Alice Anderson Bunch.
She is survived by sons Michael and Janie Garcia Burkes of Corsicana, Mark and
Janie Burkes of Corsicana, daughter Sharon Burkes of Corsicana, brother Royce
Glen Bunch of Corsicana, sister in law Allie Spurgeon of Seminole, 9
grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, numerous cousins and long time friends
Veda Ayala and Nellie Collins. She is preceded in death by her parents, her
husband J.T. Burkes, her mother in law Lennie Williams of Seminole.
The family would like to thank Dr. Kent Rogers for the many years of care and
comfort that he gave her. Also, thanks to the wonderful people at Heritage Oaks
Retirement Village and Twilight Home.
Visitation will be held 6-8pm Monday July 7, 2008 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home. Services will be 10am Tuesday July 8, 2008 at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with
Sam Dilbeck officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers
will be Gary Buchanan, Roger Meyer, Danny Ovalle, Michael Snowden, Rick Bowles,
Lee Williamson. Honorary pallbearers will be the grandsons, Ricky Burkes, Bobby
Burkes, Matt Burkes, David Burkes, Thomas Buchanan.
- Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
by Diane Richards
- w/o James Thomas Burkes; d/o Roy
Fletcher Bunch & Laura Alice (Anderson) Bunch
Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
LaVerne (Barham) Hambrick
Jul 31, 1937 - Jul 4, 2008
Mrs. Wanda Hambrick entered the room prepared for her by our Lord
and Savior on July 4, 2008. Born in Blooming Grove to Robert and Opal Barham on July 31, 1937, she was a loving and devoted wife and
mother. Wanda was also a faithful and active member of Northside
Baptist Church in Corsicana. She found great pleasure in
volunteering her time to others in the community. A member of the
choir, she also volunteered as a part time office worker for her
church. She enjoyed serving others through the local Meals on
Wheels, the Pink Ladies Auxiliary, and the Corsicana Food Pantry.
She was always involved in her three son’s youth activities, serving
with the PTA and even a den mother for the Boy Scouts. At the age of
53, Wanda enrolled again at Navarro College to complete her
Associates’ degree. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 8, from 6
to 8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held
Wednesday, July 9, at 10 a.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with
Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow in
Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
Pallbearers will be Cody Seale, David Seale, Adam Jones, Ed Formby,
David Brewer and Cliff Smith. Mrs. Hambrick was preceded in death by
her father and mother, Robert and Opal Barham; her son, Gary
Hambrick; and two sisters, Bobbie Fuller and Dorothy Clarkston. She
is survived by her husband of 51 years, Lester R. Hambrick, who
lovingly stood by her side during her lengthy illness. Also, her
sons and daughter-in-laws, Mark and Karen Hambrick of Barry, Michael
and Anna Hambrick of Corsicana, and Yolanda Hambrick of Ennis;
grandchildren, Melissa Dickerson of Corsicana, April Mclean of
Brownsboro, Christy Jones of Richland, Hannah Hambrick of Corsicana,
Nicole Hambrick of Barry, Kevin and John Hambrick of Ennis, Donnie
Nuzum of Indian Trail, N.C., Kelly Nuzum of Oak Leaf, 10
great-grand-children and numerous nieces and nephews. The family
would like to express their appreciation to the nurses and staff at
Heritage Oaks West for their years of professional and loving care,
and to the Family First Hospice of Ennis for making Wanda and our
family comfortable throughout the last stages of her illness.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
- Published in the
Corsicana Daily Sun on 7/7/2008
- TXBI: BARHAM WANDA LAVERNE 1937 7 31 NAVARRO f COOK OPAL LEE
BARHAM ROBERT WILLIAM
Lois Marie (Payne) Robinson
Jul 24, 1917 - Jul 5, 2008
Lois Payne "Marie" Robinson
Marie Robinson passed away at Heritage Oaks West Nursing Home on July 5,
2008.Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services
will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. Sonny Bowie
officiating. Interment will follow at
Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be
Bud Payne, Jay Payne, Richard Payne, Billy Payne, David Robinson and Dale
Robinson. Honorary pallbearers will be Skipper Payne, Joe Wayne Robinson,
Waylon Robinson, Bryan Bradley and Curtis McIntire. She was born July 24,
1917 just outside Chatfield. She had been employed by Gibson’s Department
Store, Lewis Shoes and the Hat Factory. She had served as a pink lady for
Navarro Regional Hospital. She was married to Alexander Sloan Robinson on
Sept. 19, 1940 until his passing in 1972. She was a member of Petty’s Chapel
for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander Sloan
Robinson; daughter, Janie Marie Jordan; son, Hugh Sloan Robinson; and
grandson, Michael Paul Graham. Survivors include her grandchildren, Roxanne
Rogers, Michelle McIntire, Robin Elizabeth Bradley, Hugh Sloan Robinson Jr.
and Elizabeth Kennedy; great grandchildren, Cody Rogers, Kristina Marie
Graham, Jenah Bethani Bradley and Sabrina Jane McIntire; sister-in-law, Nora
Jo Payne; daughter-in-law, Kathy Robinson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home. ∞
Margaret Lee (Rankin)
Oct 1, 1921 - July 5, 2008
Margaret Lang Ruth, 86, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, July
5, 2008. Maggie had been an active and involved member of St.
John’s Episcopal Church and various organizations and clubs in
Corsicana, including D.A.R., Kinsloe House, Ladies Cemetery
Association, Le Livre, 19th Century and she served on the board
of Family Services. She is survived by her daughter, Julie Lang
of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Allyn and Melanie Lang of
Jacksonville; grandsons, Robert Lang and wife Christina of
Rockwall, and David Lang of Rockwall; great grandchildren,
Sophia, Jonathan and Olivia Lang; brother, Charlie Rankin and
wife Billie of McAllen; sister, Winifred Wadzita and husband Cy
of Phoenix, Ariz.; and sister, Julie Wilcoxson and husband Bob
of Dalhart. She is also survived by Missy Ruth Ivey, Ann Ruth
Johnson, Katy, Beth and Will, Eliza and Margaret (Meg), Amanda,
and Marjorie Bristow. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at St. John’s Episcopal Church with
Father Edward Monk and Father Dennis Smart officiating.
Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers and
honorary pallbearers will be the Vestry of St. John’s Episcopal
Church and Tom Sheriff, Oliver Albritton, Dr. Kent Rogers and
Dr. Charles Brown. The family will be present for visitation at
Maggie’s home on Tuesday, July 10, 2008 from 5 until 7 p.m. In
lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. John’s
Episcopal Church Garden of Remembrance, or the Elizabeth Ann
Gilderson Missionary Fund, St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, P.O.
Box 844, Tomball, TX 77377. The family would also like to
recognize, Massie, Mary Jo, Maxine, Elizabeth, Tahera and Ola
Mae, the people who took such wonderful care of Maggie.
Arrangements are by Corley Funeral Home.
CORSICANA, TEXAS: Margaret "Maggie" Lang Ruth, 86, died July 5, 2008. She
attended St. John's Episcopal Church. She served on the Family Services board,
and was involved with the D.A.R., Le Livre, Kinsloe House, and the Ladies'
Cemetery Association. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Allyn and
Melanie Lang of Jacksonville; a daughter, Julie Lang of Corsicana; two sisters,
Julie Wilcoxson (Bob) of Dalhart, and Winifred Wadzita (Cy) of Phoenix, AZ; a
brother, Charlie Rankin (Billie) of McAllen; 2 grandsons; 3 great-grandchildren;
and other relatives and friends. Services were held at St. John's Episcopal
Church. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery by Corley Funeral Home.
May 1, 1929 - Jun 30, 2008
Funeral services for Zelda Faye Farmer will be held at 2
p.m. Thursday, July 3 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in
Corsicana with the Rev. Bill Parr officiating. Visitation
will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial
will be in the Post Oak Cemetery in Roane. Mrs. Farmer was
born May 1, 1929 in the Post Oak Community near Roane and
died Monday morning June 30, 2008 at Good Shepherd Hospital
in Longview. She was a resident of Corsicana for many years
prior to moving to the Cedar Creek Lake area and then to
Canton in recent years. For the last year she had lived in
Hallsville with her daughter and son-in-law Ruth and Maurice
Yielding. She was a devoted member of the Missionary Baptist
Church in Corsicana for many years prior to joining the
First Baptist Church in Eustace and later the Little Hope
Baptist Church in Canton. She was preceded in death by her
father, Raymond Richard Holley; her mother, Margaret Ellen
Jennings Holley; and her husband, Thomas Millard Farmer, all
of Corsicana. Mrs. Farmer is survived by two brothers,
Everett L. Holley of Corsicana and Alvin G. Holley of
Livingston. Her greatest pride was her children and
grandchildren. Her children and their spouses include Ruth
Yielding and husband Maurice of Hallsville, Patricia Barber
and husband Bill of Corsicana, Debbie Oliphant and husband
Howard of Canton, and son Randy Farmer of Eustace. She had
nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers at
her funeral service will be grandsons. The family requests
donations in lieu of flowers be made to the American Heart
Association or to the Little Hope Baptist Church in
Canton. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton
Lorene Ruth (Croissant) Luttrull
Sep 29, 1935 - Jul 1, 2008
Lorene Ruth Luttrull, 72 of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday,
July 1, 2008, in Corsicana. She was born September 29, 1935,
in Hardin, Colorado to Rhihie and Helen Frances Reck
Croissant. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 5 p.m.
Thursday July 3, 2008 at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Rev.
Rodney Bancroft officiating. Burial will follow at
Cemetery. She is survived by son, Carlos Arredondo of Dallas;
daughter, Diane Arredondo of Fort Worth; brother, Clarence
Croissant of Colorado; sister, Maxene Tyrell of Colorado;
eight grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and
numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Ruby Angelina Sayles
Jul 31, 1916 - Jun 30, 2008
Ruby Angelina Sayles
Ruby Angelina Sayles, 91 of Kerens, passed away June 30, 2008, at
East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Funeral services will be at noon
today at Mount B. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Goodlow with the
Rev. Nathan Carter officiating. Interment will be in
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Elmer Thomas, Harvey Offley, Earnest
Harris, Tyron Bailey, Jeffery Baxter and Carl Ward. Honorary
pallbearers are Larry Holmes, Allard Byron Russell, Darryl Sayles,
Aaron Russell, Harvey Russell Jr., Ricky B. Sayles, Lawrence Sayles,
Kenneth Sayles, Ricky L. Sayles, Damon Sayles, Reginald Sayles and
Jerry Sayles Jr. She was born July 31, 1916. She was a member of
Mount B. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, and worked at the Head
Start Day Care Center. Ruby was preceded in death by her father,
mother, two sisters, one brother and one son, Charles
Sayles. Survivors include daughters, Marie Holmes of Fort Worth,
Johnny Mae Sayles of Kerens, Virgie Russell, Marry “Willie” Garritty
and Lillian Starks, all of Dallas; and sons, the Rev. Richard Sayles
of San Antonio, James Sayles, Jerry Sayles, Preston Sayles and Joe
Sayles (Virgie), all of Kerens. She is also survived by
daughter-in-law, Royce Jean Sayles, 31 grandchildren, 52
great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, and special
cousins John White (Lena), Mary White, Pearl White Wells of Tyler,
and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends, including the
Mount B. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Arrangements by Ross and
Dorothy (Barrett) Churchman
Oct 19, 1943 - Jun 27, 2008
Dorothy Churchman, 64, of Corsicana, passed away June 27, 2008 in
Waco. She was born October 19, 1943 in Fort Worth to Singleton and
Linnie Jones Barrett. She worked 17 years at One Stop Citgo Store and
loved making crafts. She is preceded in death by husband Bob
Churchman, parents and brother. She is survived by daughter Debbie
Price and husband Edward of Corsicana; grandsons Curtis Owens and
Joshua Mitchell; granddaughter Jamie Mitchell and fiancé Aaron
Goodin; unborn great-granddaughter Savannah Michelle; and brothers
and sisters Brooks Barrett of Fort Worth, Mary Hullett of Waco, May
Kilgore of Waco, Jeanette Russell of Waco, and Richard Barrett of
Azle. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside
services will be 11 a.m. today at
Hopewell Cemetery with Rufus Nutt
officiating. Pallbearers will be Curtis Owens, Joshuia Smith, Aaron
Goodin, Ricky Brown, James Quattlebaum and Tim Turner. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Olga Ida (Mueller) Melton
Apr 22, 1913 - Jun 8, 1975
Funeral services were held Monday, June 9, for Mrs. Olga Ida Melton,
62, of Dresden. Services were held at Bradley Funeral Home Chapel in
Blooming Grove with the Rev. John Clifford of the United Methodist
Church officiating. Burial was at the
Mrs. Melton died Sunday in Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
She was born April 22, 1913.
Survivors included her husband, Mr. Herbert Melton of Dresden; three
sisters, Mrs. Bertha Prescott of Beeville, Texas, Mrs. Alma Telge of
Cypress, Texas and Mrs. Edna Angell of Victoria, Texas; one brother,
Edgar Mueller of Victoria, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Timothy Telge, Bob Melton, Clay Reed, Buster Haden,
Jim Weatherby and Charles Weatherby.
The Blooming Grove Times - June 11, 1975 Death Certificate shows
parents Hans G. Mueller and Johanna (Baleman) Mueller
Nov 17, 1905 - June 4, 1975
Blanche Odessa Dill
Funeral services were held at 2 pm Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel
for Mrs. Odessa Dill, 69, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in
Rev. B.W. Johnson and Rev. David Williams officiated with burial following
at Dresden Cemetery.
She was a native of Emhouse, lived in Corsicana most of her life, and was a
retired aide of Twilight Home.
Survivors include her husband, George H. Dill of Corsicana; four sons, Clyde
H. Dill of Wilmer, Tommy Joe Dill of Austin, Clifford Dill and George
William Dill both of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Emmazell Bailey, Mrs.
Dorothy Toms, Mrs. Betty Adams, all of Corsicana and Mrs.
Vera Sutton of Pasadena; 24 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren,
two sisters, Mrs. Mary Cooper of Mesquite and Mrs.
Euda Barnett of Navarro; three brothers, Vestal Coker of Dallas, Wesley
Coker and Bernice Coker both of Barry, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Grandsons were pallbearers.
Ethel Olene (Boyd) Selby
Nov 13, 1895 - May 24, 1975
Services were held Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs.
Ethel Selby, 79, resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday. She was a
native of Cryer Creek.
Burial was at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
She was a resident of Corsicana 37 years and was preceded in death by
her husband, R.F. Selby, keeper of the old Magnolia Lake (Camp Fleming).
Survivors include two sons, Wendel Selby and Nolen Selby both of
Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. O. L. Dockery of Corsicana; three
granddaughters, Judy K. Dockery, Linda Selby, and Kimberly Selby all of
Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Ava Nelson and Mrs. Ikey Warren both of
Hubbard and Mrs. Wilma Lynch of Corsicana; and several nieces and
Pallbearers were Truman Raley, Ray Goodman, Benedick Raley, Rickie Lynn
Kelly, Wayne Selby, Athron Warren Selby, Thurman Warren, Amon Earl Boyd,
Arlye Raines, and Emmett Selby.
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Alton Ray Adams
Oct 31, 1936 - Jul 13, 2008
Alton Ray Adams, surrounded by his family and comforted by the love and
prayers of all who knew him, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2008.He
is survived by his wife, Peggy Adams; his children, Sherrie Bruce and
her husband Bobby of Corsicana, Alecia Bland and her husband Boux of Red
Oak, Scott Adams and wife Kim of Houston, Micheal Adams of Italy, Steven
Huffman and wife Jennifer of San Antonio and Lance Huffman of Dawson; as
well as two brothers, Lester Adams and wife Nan of Waco and Charles
Adams and his wife Dorothy of Italy. He will be greatly missed by his 13
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Caleb Hunt, Chelsey
Richards, Caitlin Hunt, Jennifer Bruce, Jillian Bruce, Spence Adams,
Annie Adams, Sydney McDowell, Wyatt Adams, Ashley Adams, Hanna Russell,
Hunter Bland and Abby Bland, Tristen and Braeden Richards and Liberty
McDowell. A man of varied interests and basic values, Ray filled his
days with family, community service and riding his motorcycle. A
longtime business owner in Frost, he was the owner of Adams’ Grocery and
Market for nearly 15 years. He served the Frost School District for many
years as a school board member, and later as a director of maintenance,
and school bus driver. Born in Ike on Oct. 31, 1936, he lived in Milford
and Waco before graduating from La Vega High School. After school he
enlisted and served in the United States Marines in Korea. He was a
member of the Italy Masonic Lodge and Frost Baptist Church. One of his
greatest joys was the privilege of riding his motorcycle with the
Patriot Guard at the services held for our fallen military heroes. Ray
Adams was a common man of uncommon faith, courage and sensitivity. He
loved God, his family, his country, and his community. Visitation will
be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at Frost High School with
the Rev. Lester Adams officiating. Interment will follow at
Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Ketty Lois (Burrow) Marshall
Nov 30, 1933 - Jul 13, 2008
Ketty L. Marshall
Ketty L. Marshall, 74, of Mount Pleasant passed away Sunday, July 13, 2008, in
Mount Pleasant. She was born Nov. 30, 1933, in Corsicana. She was a Baptist and
a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Services are 10 a.m. today at Trinity
Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant with the Rev. Mike Kessler officiating with
interment to follow at 3 p.m. today at
Prairie Point Cemetery near Kerens.
Pallbearers will be George Kidwell, M.D. McCollum, Ross Moss, Patrick Kratch,
Johnny Jackson and Kenneth Amerson. Honorary pallbearers will be VFW Post, Roy
Lynn McCain and Randy McCain. She was preceded in death by her father, Jessie
Burrow; stepfather, Paul West; sister, Brenda Renfroe; and grandson, Matt Jones.
Survivors include her mother, Dean (Price) West of Kerens; son and
daughter-in-law, Buddy and Kristin Marshall of Mount Pleasant; daughter and
son-in-law, Anna and Howard Shelby of Broaddus; granddaughter, Jennifer Fuller
of Enterprise; grandsons, Jeremy Shelby of Dallas and Arthur and Marty Marshall
of Mount Pleasant; three great-grandsons; three great-granddaughters; brother
and sister-in-law, Sammy and Rita West of Kerens; and sisters and
brother-in-law, Betty McCain of Angus and Paula and G.V. Brenneman of Rockville,
Md. Arrangements by Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant.
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Mary Lou (Palmer) Risby
May 30, 1928 - Jul 10, 2008
Mary Lou Palmer Risby
Mary Lou Palmer Risby, 80, of Elm Mott passed away Thursday, July 10, 2008, at
Woodland Springs Nursing Center in Waco. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. today at
Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel with Minister Allen Campbell officiating.
Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Pallbearers and honorary
pallbearers will be nephews and great-nephews. Mrs. Risby was born May 30, 1928,
in Mexia. She was a nurse’s aide in Waco and a member of Bethel Church of God in
Christ in Waco.She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee Palmer and Doretha
Palmer; three sisters, Juanita Hemphill, Earlene Campbell and Katie Palmer; one
brother, Lee Palmer Jr.; and husband, Roy Risby. Survivors include four sisters,
Reatha Hall of Dawson, Emma Palmer of Dallas, Allene Bonner of Corsicana and
Beathana Campbell (Allen) of Purdon; brother, Charles Palmer of Ft. Worth;
sister-in-law, Bobbie Palmer of Odessa; one aunt, Ethelene Palmer Madison of
Corpus Christi; special friend, Berry Polk Jr. of Waco; and a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Cary Andrew "Andy" Farmer
Dec 11, 1930 - Jul 13, 2008
Andrew "Andy" Farmer
A special passage was arranged today at 12:30, July 13, 2008 for Cary
Andrew “Andy” Farmer. He left Heritage Oaks West as a true gentleman
with a southern gentle spirit, and in peace. He was born December 11,
1930 in Bonham, Texas. He worked most his life for William's Pipe in
England, Canada and the United States, retiring in Beaumont, Texas. He
moved to Corsicana, Texas in October 2001, and married Virginia Terry
and joined the family there of Brian, Alison, Aaron, and Jamie Human. He
also enjoyed the opportunities of visiting his two living sisters, Mamie
McKissick, and Barbara Smith and their families in Athens, Texas. He has
four living adopted children and many nieces and nephews. He fought a
long battle with Parkinson's disease but maintained a sweet attitude and
gratefulness toward those that cared for and helped him and loved him
until his crossing. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. today at
the Arledge Ridge Cemetery in Bonham, Texas with services officiated by
the Rev. Alison Human. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Jan 5, 1933 - Jul 12, 2008
Graveside services for Billy Patrick, 75, of Slocum, will be held 10 a.m.
Tuesday at Chambers Cemetery with the Rev. Scotty Short of Tyler officiating. Mr.
Patrick died Saturday, July 12, 2008, at Elkhart Oaks Care Center. He was born
January 5, 1933 at Corsicana to Thomas Green and Clara Bentley Patrick. Mr.
Patrick was a Baptist. He had been self-employed and had worked for more than 50
years in East Texas oil fields. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son,
Gary Patrick; and one brother and three sisters.Mr. Patrick is survived by his
current wife, Joyce Patrick of Slocum; first wife, Doris Spence of Palestine;
daughter, Tracy Dunnahoe and husband Todd of Slocum; sons, John R. Patrick and
wife Teri of Houston, Darrell Patrick and wife Mary of Tyler, and William
Patrick and wife Katie of Palestine; sisters, Nell Brown and Ruby Thomas, both
of Corsicana; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Condolence calls
will be received Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bailey and Foster Funeral Home in
Palestine. Family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Heart to Heart Hospice. Arrangements by Bailey and Foster Funeral Home.
Vespre Marie (Covington) Thompson
Jan 2 1924 - Jul 12, 2008
Covington Thompson, 84, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2008, in Ft.
Worth, Texas. Visitation will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July
14, 2008, at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 4 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Lain
Teel from Emmanuel Baptist Church officiating. She was born on January
2, 1924 in Jester, Texas to parents, James and Lilly Covington. She
married Elton Thompson on August 1, 1942 in Corsicana, Texas. She was a
longtime member of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Corsicana. She was a
devoted homemaker, faithful daughter, wife and mother. She is remembered
as a Servant of Jesus Christ and encourager of her children. She is
preceded in death by her parents, James and Lilly Covington, and husband
Elton Thompson. Mrs. Thompson is survived by her sister, Edith Parker of
Ardmore, Oklahoma; her two sons, Tommy Lewis Thompson of Corinth, Texas,
and Dr. John Paul Thompson of Arlington. She is also survived by five
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Corley
Carlos Vera Garza
May 11, 1941 - Jul 11, 2008
Carlos Vera Garza went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 11, 2008. His
health struggles have been long and the Lord knew he was ready to find
his rest. Carlos was born on May 11, 1941 in Alice, Texas to Carlos and
Virginia Garza. He was a longtime member of the Dawson Masonic Lodge.
When his health was good he loved attending the Blue Lodge meetings. He
was also a Shriner holding a 32nd Degree. Carlos worked with children
through the Karem Temple as a clown for many years. Carlos drove a
tanker truck for Gulf Oil and Coastal for many years until an accident
rendered him unable to operate a truck. His family and friends were the
light of his life. He loved to joke and cut up with every one making
them laugh. He kept everyone around him entertained. He was preceded in
death by his father Carlos Garza Sr. of Houston and mother Virginia
Maruquin of Seagoville, and son-in-law Danny Shelton of Waco. Carlos is
survived by his wife, Mary Garza of Corsicana; eight children, Bonita
Shelton of Waco, Paul Garza and wife Eliza of Corpus Christi, Carlos J.
Garza of Waco, Brenda Bailey and husband Michael, Veronica Morales,
Anabel Garza, Jennifer Garza, and Denise Garza all of Corsicana; 17
grandchildren, Jason and Robyn Shelton of Waco, Stephanie Shelton and
Dana of Cedar Park, Luis Garza of North Carolina, Alicia Garza of
Rockwall, Gaberiella Garza of Chatfield, Christina Garza, Ana Lisa
Garcia, Paul Garza II of Corpus Christi, Julie Bailey of Addison, John
Bailey, Jeremy Bailey, Douglas Bailey, Jody Bailey, Bradley Bailey,
Tiffany Bailey, and Joel Morales all of Corsicana; two
great-grandchildren, Alexis Garza and J.R. Garza of Rockwall; and
brother, Noah Garza of Seagoville. Funeral services will be 3 p.m.
today, July 13, 2008 in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with
the Rev. Tim Schane officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Amos Massey, Jody Bailey, John Bailey, Koy Cofer,
Tim Dickerson, Javier Aguilar, Tony Morano, and Jason Shelton.The family
would like to offer a special thanks to Kadell Home Health Agency. His
nurse Angie Powell and his CNA Earnestine Hailey. The Navarro Regional
Hospital ICU Staff and Dr. Keith Rigsby. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Mar 31, 1924 - Jul 11, 2008
Ross Tucker, resident of Houston, Texas, passed away on Friday, July 11, 2008,
at the West Houston Medical Center in Houston at the age of 84. Visitation will
be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services
will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2008, in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home with the Rev. Floyd Petersen officiating. Burial will follow at
Memorial Park. He was born in Frost on March 31, 1924 to David Daniel Tucker and
Addie Pearl Crow Tucker. Ross served his country during
World War II serving in
the Navy and fought in the Battle at Leyte Gulf. He graduated from Texas Tech
University and was retired from the Texas Department of Transportation. Ross was
a member of the First Baptist Church in Houston. Ross was preceded in death by
his parents; brothers and sisters, J.C. Tucker, Kathleen Payne, Otho Tucker,
Christine Tucker, Jerry Tucker, Mack Tucker, and Doyle Tucker. He is survived by
his sister, Pauline Griffin of Oakdale, California; sisters-in-law, Loraine
Tucker of Corsicana, Karinell Tucker of Waco, and Jo Tucker of Fort Smith,
Arkansas; brother-in-law, Harry Payne; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Allen K. Ward
Sep 13, 1935 - Jul 6, 2008
|Allen K. Ward passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2008, at Navarro Regional Hospital
with family and friends at his side. After a long hard battle with cancer and
strokes, he has gone on his last hunting and fishing trip with God. He was born
Sept. 13, 1935, to Lester and Ruby Ward in Winkler. He was preceded in death by
his dad, Lester Ward; mother, Ruby Owens Ward Armstrong; and sister, Marie Ward.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Ward; three daughters, Rhonda and Tim
McDaniel of Rio Vista, Elicia and Charlie Rankin of Weatherford, and Kandra Odom
of Rio Vista; stepson, John and Sheryl Reeves of Mansfield; six grandchildren,
Jory McDaniel, Jeremy McDaniel, Derek Whitehead, Gayla Rankin, Kira Odom and
John Arik Odom; 10 great-grandchildren; brother and sisters-in-law, Jerry and
Judy Owens of Corsicana and Judy Martin of Longview; and nieces and nephews. He
served the United States for 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and was a lifetime
member of the VFW Post 3366 and a member of American Legion Post 22 of
Corsicana. A memorial service will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. July 26 at the
American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., Corsicana. Memorials may be made to
American Legion Post 22, P.O. Box 15, Corsicana, TX 75151; or VFW Memorial Post
3366, P.O. Box 2281, Corsicana, TX 75151.
Dr J. Austin Polk
abt 1919 - Jul 2, 2008
J. Austin Polk
Dr. J. Austin Polk, 89, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, July 2,
2008, in his sleep at home in his bed, with his son, Dr. Jim Polk, at
his side as he crossed over to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Dr. J. Austin Polk lived 65 years in Dallas with his wife Dorothy M.
Polk. She preceded him in death in 1996.He retired from a 55-year
practice in North Dallas. He loved to do oral surgery. A graduate of
Baylor Dental School in 1950, he spent his life involved with his
practice, family, civic affairs, church, and raising his three sons.
Austin loved life and taught Sunday school for 65 years. He loved to
work in the dirt and raised flowers, fruit and vegetables. He was loved
and respected by all who knew him. I am sure when he reached the pearly
gates of heaven, he heard the words “Well done, my good and faithful
servant.” A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. today at
First Baptist Church Chapel in Corsicana with B.F. Risinger Jr. and Tony
Neal officiating. Dr. Polk leaves behind his three sons Dr. Jim, Rod and
Anthony Polk; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He shall be
missed by all who knew him and loved him.
JoAnn Spencer Drew
Jun 18, 1942 - Jul 8, 2008
JoAnn Spencer Drew, 66, of Purdon passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2008. She
was born on June 18, 1942 in Dallas. She is survived by her mother, Nora
Mae Matthews of Trinidad; sister, Geary Lozano of Trinidad; daughter,
Diane Johnson of Purdon; and sons, Danny Johnson of Purdon and James
Johnson of Dawson. She is also survived by 10 grandsons, three
granddaughters, five nieces and three nephews. Arrangements by Corley
|Cecil Alden Fetty
Dec 4, 1912 - Jul 7, 2008
Alden Fetty, 95, of Corsicana and formerly of Barry, died Monday, July
7, 2008, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Graveside service will be at 2
p.m. Friday, July 11, at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with the Rev.
David Ricker officiating. Mr. Fetty was born Dec. 4, 1912, in Richland
to Sophie Sherrard Fetty and William Rufus Fetty. He attended school in
Richland and married the late Mary Lee Scoggins from Corsicana. They
lived in Richland until they moved to Barry before World War II. He was
a rancher and carpenter until he retired. He was a longtime member of
First United Methodist Church of Barry. In addition to his wife, he was
preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Verdie Calame of
Wortham, Thelma Frazier of Comanche, Clyde Joe Jackson of Baytown and
Ora Mae Johnson of Conroe. He is survived by one sister Charlene Lefevre
and brother-in-law Deward Lefevre of Wortham, and numerous nieces and
nephews. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Cleo (Stewart) Jones
Sep 23, 1913 - Jul 8, 2008
Cleo Jones, 94, of Corsicana passed away July 8, 2008. She was born
Sept. 23, 1913, to Mr. James Stewart and Mrs. Mary Etta Stewart in
Eureka, Texas. Cleo married Roy R. Jones in Corsicana Nov. 15, 1933. The
funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel
with Mr. Steve Moss officiating. Pallbearers will be Chip Curington,
David Phinney, Curtis Jones, Brad Jones, Lt. Chris Pedersen and Rusty
Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Curington, Cody Jones, Dustin
Jones, Garret Jones, Andrew Curington, Calvin Phinney, Jett Pedersen,
Kyle Pedersen and Roy Taylor Jones. She was preceded in death by her
parents and husband; son, Billy Brown and his wife Kay Jones;
granddaughter, Lisa Jones; brother, Oliver Stewart; sisters, Beulah
Stewart, Pearl Jones, Mildred Stewart, Minnie Fullwood and Ida Mae Land.
Mrs. Jones is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Linda Pedersen of
Corsicana and Becky and Chip Curington of Corsicana; grandchildren and
their spouses, Kyle Pedersen of Stockbridge, Vt., Lt. Chris and Molly
Pedersen of Orange Park, Fla., Lauren and David Phinney of College
Station, Andy and Crystal Curington of Hewitt, Curtis and Terri Jones of
Bellville, and Brad and Janet Jones of Cypress; nine
great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and numerous nieces and
nephews. Cleo lived all of her life in Navarro County except for 15
years in Freer, Texas. She was a dedicated wife, mother, and homemaker.
She was known throughout the community and highly regarded for her
seamstress talents. Cleo was respected and admired by those who knew
her. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a member
of the former Pink Ladies Auxiliary. While putting herself last, she was
a very dependable and reliable individual with highest expectations for
her children’s college education. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Dennis Alan Roush
Feb 9, 1951 - Jul 8, 2008
Dennis Alan Roush, 57, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at his home in Ennis.
Dennis was born Feb. 9, 1951, in Topeka, Kan., to parents Donald H. Roush and
Theresa M. (Schuetz) Roush. He graduated from Corsicana High School and worked
for Lone Star Gas as a meter installer. After high school, he served in the
United States Air Force from 1975 to 1979. Dennis is survived by two sons, Jeff
Alan Roush, of Corsicana and Cory Lee Roush of Waco; and one sister, Marti Kay
Koch of Waxahachie. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements
by J.E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.
Van Gordon Burleson
Apr 19, 1921 - Dec 10, 1993
Funeral services for Mr. Van Gordon Burleson, 72, of Carthage, were held
at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, 1993 at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Freddy
Mason, Rev. A.P. Bazer and Rev. W.D. Leggett officiated. Interment followed in
the Restland Memorial Park near Carthage. Mr. Burleson died Friday evening, Dec.
10, in Carthage of natural causes.
Van Gordon Burleson was born April 19, 1921 in Streetman, Texas, to Solon Aaron
and Hazel Moles Burleson. Mr. Burleson lived in Carthage since 1961 moving here
from McAllen, Texas. He was a member of the First Baptist church, a veteran of
the United States Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater , specifically
in Attu, Alaska, the Solomon Islands, and Okinawa. He was retired from the Sun
Oil Company after 37 years of dedicated service. He is preceded in death by his
parents, brother Haze Burleson, and sister Margaret Whitlock.
Mr. Burleson is survived by his wife Dorothy of Carthage; four sons and two
daughters-in-law, Gary Burleson of Baytown, David Burleson of Austin, Mark and
Jeena Burleson, and Kirk and Emma Burleson, both of Carthage; sister Mozelle
Pillans of Streetman; five grandchildren, Jaimie Matthews, Dusty and Katy
Burleson, Chris Burleson, and Michelle Hollingsworth; and one
great-granddaughter Kayla Hollingsworth.