Leo G. Price
Feb 2, 1912 - Apr 25, 1976
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD MONDAY FOR MR. LEO PRICE
Funeral services for Leo Price, 64, a resident of Barry, were held Monday, April
26. Burial was in Dresden Cemetery.
He was a native of Blooming Grove but had lived in Barry for 37 years.
He only recently retired as a local representative for Texas Power and Light
Company, having completed 42 years of service with that company.
He was a veteran of World War II and
a member of the First United Methodist Church in Barry.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ada Belle Price of Barry; a sister, Miss
Beatrice Price of Corsicana; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lennie Price of Anchorage,
Alaska; and five nephews.
Pallbearers were John Wade Braly, Richard Watson, Embry Ferguson, Tom B.
Washburn, Homer Logan, Fred Smith, A.B. Dickey and Robert Varnell.
Sept 27, 1903 - Apr 3, 1976
ALON GAINES' SISTER DIES
Funeral services for Mrs. George L. Bonner, 72, were held Sunday, April 4, in
Corsicana. Her brother, Alon L. Gaines, resides in Blooming Grove.
She died Saturday, April 3, and burial was in
Emma Julia (Low)
Jul 1, 1904 - Apr 6, 1976
MRS. SHEPPARD SERVICES HELD FRIDAY
Mrs. Emma Julia Sheppard's funeral services were held Friday, April 9, in the
First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. W.A.
Corley, pastor, officiating. Burial was in
Rose Hill Cemetery. Bradley
Funeral Home was in charge of services.
Mrs. Sheppard, 71, died Tuesday, April 6, in Fort Worth. She was a long-time
resident of Blooming Grove and had only recently moved to Fort Worth to live
with a daughter.
Survivors include a son, Don Sheppard of Purdon; two daughters, Mrs.
Barbara Rickerson of Fort Worth and Mrs. Mary Edith McCune of Bakersfield,
Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Glenn of Edinburg and Mrs.
Jessie Ryan of Bakersfield, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Donald McGraw, Bobby Ralston, Billy Hargrove, E. O.
Barham, Ordway Farrell, and Bob Kagler.
Joseph "Joe" Stoume Jr.
Sep 19, 1946 - Apr 10, 1976
JOE STOUME, FORMER BG RESIDENT, KILLED
A former Blooming Grove resident, William "Joe" Stoume, 29, was killed in a
service station accident Saturday afternoon in Waco.
He formerly worked for E.O. Barham Grain Co. in BG. According to witnesses, an
automobile tire reportedly exploded and Stoume was struck in the forehead by the
Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday morning, April 14, at St.
Joseph's Catholic Church in Waco.
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- The Blooming Grove Times - April 14, 1976
- Parents: W. J. Stoume and Malinda (Carson) Stoume
- Burial: Robinson Cemetery - McLennan County Texas - Information from
Death Certificate (Family Search)
Bess (Badgette) Ager
Jan 2, 1895 - March 25, 1976
BESS AGER, FORMER BG RESIDENT DIES
Funeral services for Bess Ager, 81, were held Tuesday morning, March 30 in
Seattle, Washington at the Butterworth Chapel.
Mrs. Ager died Thursday, March 25 after a short illness.
Mrs. Ager was born in Blooming Grove, January 2, 1895, the daughter of Mary Emma
and James Madison Badgette. The family later moved to Grand Prairie, Texas,
where several of her relatives reside.
Surviving are a daughter, Lois Way of Boxford, Massachusetts, a son, Robert Ager,
Enumclaw, Washington, and three grandchildren.
William Ellis "Bud" Cook
Mar 10, 1912 - Mar 31, 1976
MRS. WOOLEY's BROTHER DIES
Graveside services for W.E. "Bud" Cook were conducted at the
Frost Cemetery Wednesday, April 5, by
the Rev. James Aldridge, pastor of the Frost Baptist Church.
His sister, Mrs. P. L. Wooley, lives in Frost. The 63-year-old Cook died in
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the
for William Ellis (Bud) Cook, 63, resident of Idalou, who died
Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. P. L. Wooley of Frost and Mrs.
M. G. Underwood of Dallas; a brother, Hampton Cook of Dallas; and
several nieces and nephews.
July 4, 1913 - April 24, 1976
Ima Elizabeth (Mitchell) Robison
Feb 8, 1914 - April 24, 1976
JOINT FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR MR. AND MRS. BUELL ROBISON
Joint services were held Tuesday for Mr. and Mrs. Buell Robison of Barry, both
of whom were killed in a two-car accident Saturday on Highway 22, about 3 miles
east of Barry. Burial was in Resthaven
Mr. and Mrs. Robison, both 62, are survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. Donald C. Mahoney of Bedford and four grandchildren.
He is survived by his father, John Robison of Barry and a sister, Mrs. Alvis
Bourland of McGregor.
She is survived by a brother, George B. Mitchell of Barry and two sisters, Mrs.
Charles Watkins of Corsicana and Mrs. M.R. Baird of Santa Fe, N.M.
His pallbearers were James Nelson, Wayne Mitchell, Lowell Reed, Charles Turner,
Pete Livingston and Byron Perry.
Her pallbearers were John Wade Braley, Dickie Watson, Roger Johnston, Roy
Massengale, John F. Reed, and Tommy Gay.
Dec 19, 1930 - Jul 26, 2008
Ovetia Jean Rowe of Oklahoma City, passed away July 26, 2008. She was
born Dec. 19, 1930 in Blooming Grove to James Luther and Lydia Lucendia
Barton Trussell.She was a member of the Order of Rebekkah and has
received numerous special awards at the Baptist Hospital as a registered
nurse. Survivors include her husband, Earl Rowe of Oklahoma City; son,
Dan Ford of Decatur, Ala.; daughter, Ruth Ward Robinson and husband
James Geeslin of Allen; sisters, Tommie Gilliam of Corsicana, Virginia
‘Dennie’ Armstrong of Blooming Grove, and Glenda Southard and husband
Kenneth of Eureka; grandchildren, Anthony Sanner, Lucindia Percle, Danny
Ford, Bobby Ford, Sarah Ford, Joshua McCustion; five great
grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. She was preceded in death
by mother, Lydia Trussell; father, Luther Trussell; sister, Curtis
Charlene Trussell; brother, J. W. Trussell; and daughter, Patti Ford.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel.
Interment will follow at Rose
Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home,
Ennette H. "Net" Scott
Sep 1, 1942 - Jul 27, 2008
Ennette H. "Net" Scott Jr.
Ennette H. “Net” Scott Jr., beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away
Sunday, July 27, 2008, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. Net was born
in McComb, Miss., on Sept. 1, 1942, to Ennette H. Scott Sr. and Virginia Finch
Scott. He was the oldest of two children. He was preceded in death by his
younger brother John Thomas Scott, his parents, and son Martin Joseph Scott. He
graduated from Vicksburg High School in Vicksburg, Miss., in 1960, and he took
his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of North
Texas, majoring in marketing. He served in the United States Air Force from 1966
to 1970. He was a manager for Woolworth Stores in Texas, Louisiana, and
Mississippi during the 1960s and 1970s. He owned a Ben Franklin Store in
Whitesboro, Texas, from 1975 to 1983. Survivors include his wife, Venetia Coker
Scott; sons, Lt. Cmdr. James Ennette Scott and wife Moni of Gretna, Neb., David
Smith and wife Dena of Purdon, Mike Smith and wife Kim of Washington, Mich.,
Jeff Smith of Corsicana; daughters, Toni Scott Reed and husband Joe of Dallas,
Beverly Herrin and husband Tom of Corsicana, Lynn Perry and husband Tracy of
Mount Enterprise; grandchildren, James Martin Scott and Madison Rosalee Scott of
Gretna, Neb., Jackson Scott Reed and Conner Joseph Reed of Dallas, Jeramy Herrin
and wife Kathleen of Corsicana, Zachary Herrin and wife Laura of Corsicana,
Virginia Laird and husband Dave of Corsicana, Genevieve Herrin, Ethan Herrin and
Lexi Herrin, all of Corsicana, Jordan Smith of Denton, Casie, Emily and Johnna
Smith of Purdon, Brody Perry and wife Traci of Mount Enterprise, Blaine Perry of
Mount Enterprise, Megan Smith of Toronto, Canada, and Luke, Emma, and Elise of
Washington, Mich.; great-grandchildren, Jessie and Kole Herrin, Elena and Audrey
Herrin, and Adie Laird, all of Corsicana; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles
and Reva Horton of Corsicana and Don and Melba Manley of Blooming Grove; and
beloved niece Katy Manley and great-nephew Wade of Blooming Grove. He was
employed at the time of his death with Wal-Mart Corporation at the Corsicana
store as a training coordinator. He loved his job and the people he worked with.
He was an active member of St. Luke United Methodist Church where he served at
many capacities. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club. He loved coaching for
Special Olympics and working with the special athletes including his beloved
son, Jeff Smith. He was known as “Coach” by all the special athletes. When his
work schedule permitted he loved attending Kiwanis and looked forward to working
the Kiwanis Basketball Tournament at Navarro College each December. Visitation
will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services
will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Rev. Bruce Carpenter
officiating. Burial will follow at
Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Joe Norwood, Don Manley, Chris
Smithart, Ken Authier, Jerry Smith, Charles Horton, Ronald Whitehead and Lewis
Mathison. Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Walker, Terry Smith, Bill Bergey,
Don Massey, Danny Townley, Roger Warner and Raymond Davidson. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Ruby (Patrick) Thomas
July 6, 1922 - Jul 26, 2008
Ruby P. Thomas, 86, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, July 26, 2008 in
Corsicana. She was born on July 6, 1922 in Corsicana to Thomas G. and
Clara P. Patrick. Ruby was a loving wife and mother. She was employed
with Adam Hat Factory and worked for Collin Street Bakery for a number
of years. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2008, at
Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 29,
2008, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the
Younger Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews and friends. Mrs. Thomas
was preceded in death by her husband, Irba L. Thomas; her parents; two
brothers; and three sisters. She is survived by sons and
daughters-in-law, Ken and Ann Thomas of Corsicana and Van and Sandra
Thomas of Navarro; four grandchildren, Jimmy Thomas and wife Beth of
Waxahachie, Cathy Meneley of San Antonio, Melissa Fitzgerald and husband
Kelly of Taylor, Dewayne Thomas and wife Sue of Pearland; nine
great-grandchildren, Jason Meneley and wife Laetitia of Houston, Jessica
Ballard and husband Brandon of Dallas, Joshua Meneley and fiance
Michelle Marsh of Hawaii, Jarrod Thomas of Waxahachie, Janna Meneley of
San Antonio, Anna Worley of Navarro, Wyatt Fitzgerald of Taylor, Justin
Thomas of Pearland, and Amber Thomas of Pearland; sister, Nellie Brown
of Corsicana; sister-in-Law, Gelene Thomas of Corsicana; and numerous
nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Martha Elizabeth "Mary" (Boyd) Rawson
Jun 5, 1877 - May 6, 1976
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD MAY 8 FOR MRS. MARTHA RAWSON, 98
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Rawson, 98, were held Saturday, May 8, at the
First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, followed by burial in
Cemetery. She died Thursday, May 6, in Navarro County Memorial Hospital.
Officiating was the Rev. Alva Boyd, Mrs. Rawson's nephew and a Baptist minister
in Midland. He was assisted by the Rev. W. A. Corley, pastor of the First Baptist
Church in BG. Arrangements were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.
Survivors include two sons, Jack Rawson of Fort Worth and Henry Rawson of
Brownsboro; two daughters, Miss Wynne Rawson and Mrs. Sallie Milliorn, both of
Blooming Grove; a sister, Mrs. Virginia McKinney of Rockport; 14 grandchildren;
57 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
Ilene (Hutchinson) Dunaway
Oct 14, 1938 - May 28, 1976
SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. DUNAWAY OF BG, FRIDAY
Services were held at graveside Saturday, May 29, for Mrs. Ilene Dunaway, 37,
who died at her home in Blooming Grove Friday morning, May 28. Burial was in
Cemetery, under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.
The Rev. Ken James, pastor of the Central Baptist Church, officiated.
Survivors include her husband, Ray Dunaway; three sons, Mike, Bart and Calvin
Dunaway, all of Blooming Grove; her mother, Mrs. Majorie Hutchinson of Phoenix,
Ariz.; and one brother, Clinton Hutchinson of Tucson, Ariz.
Minnie Lee Allmon
Feb 4, 1919 - Jun 14, 1976
FORMER BG RESIDENT, MINNIE LEE ALLMON, DIES
Funeral services for Minnie Lee Allmon, 57 were held Wednesday, June 16, in the
Bradley Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Ken James, pastor
of Central Baptist Church, officiating. Burial followed in
Miss Allmon died at the VA hospital in Dallas on Monday, June 14.
A native of Blooming Grove, Miss Allmon graduated from BG High School in
1936 at age 16. In school, she held many offices and participated in all sports.
She graduated from North Texas State University, with a B.S. degree, in 1939.
She earned her way through school by working for her room and board, tuition and
books. She sold magazine subscriptions, washed dishes and did ironing to pay for
After her graduation in 1939, she worked as a physical education instructor for
Van Zandt County.
She entered the Army in 1942, and was later qualified and enrolled in physical
therapy training at Walter Reed General Hospital. Upon graduation, she became a
second lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps.
She was promoted to captain and served during
World War II in the Sough Pacific
Theater. She remained in the Army Reserve and was called back to active duty
during the Korean War. She was honorably discharged from the Army Reserve in May
She had been living in St. Louis, Mo, for the past 10 years, working as a
physical therapist until she became ill and was admitted to the VA Hospital in
that city. She was transferred back to the VA Hospital in Dallas about two
months ago so that she could be near her family and friends.
Survivors include a brother, Van Allmon of Dallas; four sisters, Mrs.
Ethel McClure of Kerens, Mrs. Daisy Coker of Corsicana, and Mrs. Faye Marr and
Mrs. Dell Maybery both of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were J.O. McSpadden, Bruce McCormick, Carl Daniel, Drew Gillen,
Doyce Prater and Ben Kagler.
Luther Dee "Dee" Batson
Sep 12, 1932 - Jun 23, 1976
LUTHER D. "DEE" BATSON DIES FOLLOWING LENGTHY ILLNESS
Funeral services for Luther D. "Dee" Batson, 43, were held Thursday, June 24, at
the Central Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ken James, pastor, and the Rev. W.A.
Corley, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.
Military graveside services were conducted by a Naval unit from the Naval Air
Station in Dallas. Burial was in Rose Hill
Services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.
A native of Italy, Tex. Batson, was retired from the Coast Guard with 21 years
service. He and his family had lived in Blooming Grove for about
He was a Master Ma-in Aransas Masonic Lodge, No. 1018, in Aransas Pass, Tex.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Barbara Batson; two sons, James Luther Batson
and Mark Edward Batson; two daughters, Debra Kay Batson and Lynda Lea Batson;
his mother, Mrs. J.O. Garner, all of Blooming Grove; his father, Crumpton Batson
of Amarillo; a brother, Benny Batson of Blooming Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Bobby
Lindeman of Red Oak and Mrs. Johnny Evans of Dallas; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
H.A. Slaughter of Purdon; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were John Stone, Sidney Moore, E.L. Mayhugh, Benny Collier, Don
McGraw, and Gilmer Shepherd and Fred McGraw.
Wilbon Levi Laymance
Aug 10, 1920 - May 7, 1976
SERVICES HELD IN FROST FOR WILBON LAYMANCE
Wilbon L. Laymance's funeral service was held Monday, May 10, at the Bradley
Funeral Home Chapel in Frost. A resident of Texas City, the 55-year-old Laymance
died Friday, May 7, in Dallas.
The Rev. James Aldridge, pastor of the Frost Baptist Church, officiated at the
service, with burial following in Frost Cemetery.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Hazel Laymance of Texas City; five sons,
Burnice, Roger and Danny Laymance and Elton and Jerry Hocutt, all of Texas City;
four daughters, Miss Judy Laymance and Mrs. Glenda Hodges, both of Texas City,
Mrs. Leta Johnson of Waco, and Mrs. Barbara Smith of Waxahachie; a brother,
Wadie Laymance of Arlington; three sisters, Mrs. Margie Carroll of Dallas, Mrs.
Lida Hutchinson of Waxahachie and Mrs. Bessie Wilson of Arlington; and nine
- The Blooming Grove Times - May 12, 1976
- Parents: John Laymance and Unknown Laymance - Information from Death Certificate
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W. L. Laymance
FROST - Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel in
Frost for Wilbon L. Laymance, 55, resident of Texas City, who died Friday night
The Rev. James Aldridge, Frost Baptist Church will be officiate, and interment
will be at Frost Cemetery.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Hazel Laymance of Texas City; five sons,
Burnice Laymance, Roger Laymance, Danny Laymance, Elton Hocutt and Jerry Hocutt,
all of Texas City; four daughters, Miss Judy Laymance and Mrs. Glenda Hodges
both of Texas City.Mrs Leta Johnson of Waco, and Mrs. Barbara Smith of
Waxahachie; a brother Wade Laymance of Arlington; three sisters, Mrs. Margie
Carroll of Dallas, Mrs. Lida Hutchison of Waxahachie, and Mrs. Bessie Wilson of
Arlington, and nine grandchildren.
James Oscar Smithey
Jan 21, 1896 - Jun 12, 1976
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR JAMES SMITHEY
Funeral services for James Oscar Smithey, 80, were held Sunday. June 13, in the
Mertens Baptist Church, followed by burial in
Officiating at the services were the Rev. Gardner Ellis, pastor of the Leroy
Baptist Church, and the Rev. Harold Burns, pastor of the First Baptist Church of
Both services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home of Frost.
Smithey was a longtime resident of Mertens before moving to the IOOF Home in
Ennis about two years ago.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Iva Smithey of Ennis; three sons, Paul Smithey
of Grand Prairie, John Smithey of Corpus Christi, and Lee Smithey of
Duncanville, two daughters, Mrs. B.O. Williams of Austin, and Mrs. J.C. Williams
of Waco; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Mauldin of Waxahachie, and Mrs. Dovie
Forrester of Coolidge; two brothers, L.D.
Smithey of Waco, and E.S. Smithey of Springs; four step-children, Virty Cook of
San Antonio, Ben Cook of Plano, Horace Cook of Galveston, and Juanita Williams
of Waco; and by a number of grandchildren. Pallbearers were members of the Odd
- The Blooming Grove Times - June 16, 1976
- Parents: William L. Smithey and Viola Jane (Elmore) Smithey - Information from
Death Certificate (Family Search)
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Myrtle Agnes "Myrt" (Hodkin) Varnell
Mar 28, 1892 - May 11, 1976
FUNERAL SRVICES HELD FOR MRS. MYRTLE VARNELL, OF BG
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Varnell, 84, of Blooming Grove, were held
Thursday, May 13, at the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Richard
Laster, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in BG, officiating. Burial
followed at Dresden Cemetery. She died Tuesday, May 11, at the Twilight Home in
Survivors include a son, Q.V. Varnell of Tyler; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia
Page of Blooming Grove and Mrs. Isaac Beam of Barry; nine grandchildren; and two
Pallbearers were Byron Perry, Miller Reid, Olen Fuller, Clyde Crocker, A.M.
Russell, Leone Reed, Roy Massengale, and Bruce McCormick.
Susan Dechamps "Sudie" (Massey) Melton
Mar 9, 1883 - May 24, 1976
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. MELTON
Funeral services for Mrs. Sudie Melton, 93, were held Wednesday, May 26, at the
First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove. She died Monday, May 24, in a
Stephenville nursing home.
Officiating at the service were the Rev. Tom Hart, administrator of the Loving
Care Center in Stephenville, and the Rev. Richard Laster, pastor of the BG First
United Methodist Church. Burial was in Dresden Cemetery. Both services were
under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Melton was a native of Blooming Grove and longtime resident, having lived
only the past five years in Stephenville.
Survivors include three sons, Herbert and Edward Melton, both of Blooming Grove,
and Lill Roy Melton of Texas City; a daughter, Mrs. Sue Nell Weatherby of
Stephenville; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
- The Blooming Grove Times - June 2, 1976
- Parents: James R. Massey and (Charollet) Green Massey - Information from Death
Certificate (Family Search)
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Mable Winifred (Ellett) Wilkinson
Feb 5, 1901 - Jun 17, 1976
MRS. MAGEE's MOTHER BURIED
Funeral services for Mrs. Mable Wilkinson, whose daughter, Mrs. Douglas Magee,
resides in Blooming Grove, were held Friday in Corsicana. Mrs.
Wilkinson, 75, died Thursday in Freeport. Burial was in
Cemetery. She was a native of Chatfield.
Betty Jo (Ellett)
Aug 1, 1920 - Sep 19, 2010
Ellett Moore, 90, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, was
born on August 1, 1920 in Powell, Texas to James I. Ellett and Ethel
Ware Ellett. She passed away peacefully on September 19, 2010. She is
preceded in death by her beloved husband of 66 years, R.B."Buster"
Moore; her parents; brother, James N. Ellett and son-in-law, Ron Fuller.
Betty is lovingly survived by children, Rebecca Fuller, Paul Moore and
wife Ginny, Janet Hill and husband John, Jim Moore and wife Nancy;
grandchildren, Bryan Fuller, Bud Moore, Nicole Chicoine, Kara Baker,
Justin Isberg, Angela Moore, Ben Hill, Kayleigh Moore, Adam Moore;
great-grandchildren, Lily, Jacob, Luke and Ethan Chicoine, Cannon
Fuller. Heartfelt appreciation goes to the staff at Oasis Lifestyles.
The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. and Funeral Services will
begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Sunset United
Methodist Church, 709 Allendale, Pasadena, Texas 77502. Interment will
follow at Forest Park East Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sunset United Methodist
Church or a charity of your choice.
- Obituary and photo from the Pasadena Citizen Online 09.22.10.
- Forest Park Cemetery, Webster, Harris Co., TX
Myrtle Lois (Owens) Talley
Sep 16, 1909 - May 12, 1976
SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. TALLEY
Mrs. Myrtle Talley's funeral services were held Friday, May 14, in Central
Baptist Church, with the Rev. Richard Laster, pastor of the First United
Methodist Church in Blooming Grove, officiating. He was assisted by Bro. W.R.
Owens of the Mesquite Bible Church and a nephew of Mrs. Talley. Burial followed
in Dawson Cemetery in Dawson. Services were under the direction of Bradley
Mrs. Talley, 66, died suddenly Wednesday evening, May 12.
Survivors include her husband, Terry Talley of Blooming Grove; a son, Lynn
Talley of Abilene; a daughter, Mrs. Doris Williams of Loving, N.M.; her mother,
Mrs. Lillie Owens of Tahoka; a brother, Willie Owens of Slaton; two sisters,
Mrs. Elsie Webb of Lubbock and Mrs. Winnie Kizar of Tahoka; five grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were C.N. Haden, Wayne Adams, Rufus Putman, Clyde Hollingsworth, Don
McGraw, and Dusty Webb.
- The Blooming Grove Times - May 19, 1976
- Parents: W.R. Owens and Lillie (Hardy) Owens - Information from Death
Certificate (Family Search)
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Willie Ethan "Bill" Mobley
Nov 28, 1904 - May 14, 1976
RITES HELD FOR NEPHEW OF MELTONS
W.E. "Bill" Mobley, 71, nephew of Ben and Grover Melton, died in Amarillo on
Monday, May 14.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 17, in Amarillo, followed by burial in
Llano Cemetery. Attending from Blooming Grove were Mrs. Ben Melton and Mrs.
Mobley was a native of Kerens and moved to West Texas with his family when he
was a young man.
- The Blooming Grove Times - May 26, 1976
- Parents: R.P. Mobley and Pearl (Melton) Mobley - Information from Death
Certificate (Family Search)
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Jayne "Johnnie" Deason Labbitt
Oct 5, 1901 - May 9, 1976
FORMER BG RESIDENT DIES
Word has been received of the death of Janye (Johnnie) Deason Labbitt, 75, of
Long Beach, California.
Mrs. Labbitt was a former resident of BG, and the daughter of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Mel Deason. Relatives of the family live in this area.
Mrs. Labbitt died May 9, in Long Beach. Entombment was in Sunnyside Mausoleum
John C. Robison
Nov 30, 1890 - May 17, 1976
SERVICES HELD FOR BARRY RESIDENT
Funeral services for J.C. Robison, 84, of Barry, were held Tuesday, May 18, in
Corsicana. He died Monday, May 16, at Navarro County Memorial Hospital in
He was a retired farmer and lifelong resident of Barry.
The Rev. Ken James, pastor of Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove,
officiated, followed by burial in Dresden Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Alvis Bourland of McGregor; one sister,
Mrs. H.L. Reed of Barry; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a
number of nieces and nephews.
His son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Buell Robison of Barry, were killed in a car
accident on April 24, about three miles east of Barry.
Pallbearers were Lowell Reed, Leone Reed, John Braly, Roger Johnston, N.H.
Livingston, and A.M. Russell.
- The Blooming Grove Times - May 26, 1976
- Death Certificate (Family Search) shows birth year 1891
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- Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX
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"Dinger" (Allmon) Maybery
Oct 6, 1923 - Jan 19, 2008
Maybery, Mae Dell Allmon - Dell departed this life on January 19, 2008 following
a brief battle with cancer. She was born on October 6, 1923 in Blooming Grove,
Texas, the youngest of six children. She served in the Coast Guard and was
stationed in Washington, D.C. during World War II. Continuing her government
service, she retired from Defense Contract Administration Services Region (DCASR)
Dallas in 1985. Dell was an example to her family of strength and courage in
adversity. She was a caring and selfless person and will be greatly missed. We
take comfort in that she is certainly in the company of Heaven, based on the
life she lived. Dell is survived by her husband of over 56 years, Merrell H.
Maybery, her daughter, Jane Pierson and her son, Jim Maybery. She is also
survived by her grandchildren, Kiersten Maybery and Sean Maybery and numerous
nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services will be held on Monday, January
28 at 3 pm at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations be made to the Research Fund of the Macular Degeneration
Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 531313, Henderson, NV 89053 (www.eyesight.org), or to
your favorite charity. Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home 19310 Preston Road
Dallas TX 75252 (214) 306-6700
- Dallas Morning News - Jan 27, 2008
- Parents: Nathan Edgar Allmon and Myrtle Iola (Miller) Allmon
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- WWII Veteran
- She is buried at the Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, TX but has a
maker also at Rose Hill Cemetery,
Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX
Myrtle Roberta (Osborne) Cashion
Dec 20, 1910 - Aug 2, 2008
Roberta Cashion, 97, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in
Emmett Cemetery in Emmett.
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson.
Roberta was born Dec. 20, 1910. She was the wife of John W. Cashion, who died in
1966. She was a devoted member of Retta Baptist Church.
Survivors: Sons, Jay Lamond Cashion and wife, Carretta, of Burleson and Kenneth
David Cashion and wife, Bettie, of Picayune, Miss.; five grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Published in the Star-Telegram on 8/4/2008
Submitted by Tim Hawkins
Roberta (Osborne) Cashion, passed away at the
Crowley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 97. She left
behind: both sons, 4 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2
great-great-grandchildren .... Julia C. Baker (Myrtle's Granddaughter)
d/o Albert Lee Osborne & Georgia Arlena Virginia
Mattie Cornelia (Ray) Gullatt
Oct 12, 1883 - Feb 7, 1947
Mrs. C.S. Gullatt Dies; Services Held Saturday
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 9. - Mrs. C.S. Gullatt, 63, native Texan, died at the
family home in Eureka Friday. Funeral services were held at
Black Hills Cemetery Saturday.
Surviving are her husband and a son, Herman Gullatt, both of Eureka; eight
grandchildren; two brothers, J.C. Ray, Corsicana, and W.C. Ray, Athens, and a
sister, Mrs. E.C. Cantrell, Athens.
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR MRS. C. S. GULLATT
Funeral services for Mrs. C. S. Gullatt, aged 63 years, who died at the family
home in Eureka Friday morning, were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from
the Black Hills church. Burial was in the Black Hills cemetery. The rites were
conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church.
A native of Smith county, Texas the family had resided at Eureka the past 12
Surviving are her husband, and a son, Herman Gullatt, both of Eureka; eight
grandchildren, two brothers, J. C. Ray, Corsicana, and W. C. Ray, Athens; a
sister, Mrs. E. C. Cantrell, Athens, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were T. M. Ray, E. C. Ray, C. A. Ray, R. O. Johnson, C. L. Johnson
and L. L. Johnson.
Corley Funeral Home directed.
Claude Thomas Shaw
July 3, 1913 - May 8, 1948
Corsicana Rites Held For Claude T. Shaw
CORSICANA, Texas, May 9 (Special). - Funeral services were held here Sunday for
Claude T. Shaw, 34, who died at the family home here Saturday. Burial was at
Black Hills Cemetery.
Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Shaw, Corsicana; two brothers, W.
M. Shaw Jr., Corsicana, and J. L. Shaw, Ranger; and two sisters, Mrs. M. M. Pike
and Mrs. W. E. Beeman, both of Corsicana.
FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD SUNDAY FOR CLAUD SHAW
Funeral services for Claude T. Shaw, aged 34 years, who died at the family
residence, 923 North Thirteenth street, early Saturday, were held from the
Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. A.
J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the
Black Hills Cemetery.
Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Shaw, Corsicana; two brothers, W.
M. Shaw, Jr., Corsicana, and J. L. Shaw, Ranger; two sisters, Mrs. W. M. Pike
and Mrs. W. E. Beeman, both of Corsicana and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Elmo Hollingsworth, J. C. Johnston, J. W. Watkins, H. V.
Fullerton, Sr.; M. M. Pike and W. E. Beeman.
Sarah Jane "Sallie" (Boyett)
Jan 12, 1855 - Dec 21, 1936
Dallasites' Mother Dies While on Visit
Mrs. A. L. McGlathery, 83, of Navarro County, mother of T. E. and A. L.
McGlathery of Dallas, died Monday at Kemp, Kaufman County, where she was
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Mamie Shivers.
Mrs. McGlathery was born near Tyler and was married at that city in 1870 to A.
L. McGlathery of Kansas City, who died in 1915. She moved in 1877 to Navarro
County, settling near Corsicana, where she lived when she died. Since childhood
she had been a member of the Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the
family burial grounds at the Black
Hills Baptist Church.
Surviving are six children, T. E. and A. L. McGlathery, Dallas; Mrs. Ida Pike,
Corsicana; S. K, McGlathery, Waxahachie and Mrs. Lula Howell and Mrs. Shivers,
Kemp; three sisters, Mrs. Molly E. Smith, Tyler; Mrs. Edna Flores, Brandon, and
Mrs. Zenaida Hamby, Muskogee, Okla.; fifteen grandchildren and four
PIONEER RESIDENT OF BLACK HILLS BE BURIED TUESDAY
Mrs. Sarah Jane McGlathery, aged 81, long-time resident of the Black Hills
community, wife of the late A. L. McGlathery, died at Kemp, Monday morning at
12:30 o’clock, after a short illness. Mrs. McGlathery was visiting relatives at
the time she was taken suddenly ill.
The funeral rites will be held from the Black Hills church Tuesday afternoon at
2 o’clock with burial in the Black
Hills cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Vaughn, assisted by
Rev. L. W. Shivers.
Surviving are three sons, A. L. McGlathery, Jr., Dallas; S. K. McGlathery,
Waxahachie, and T. E. McGlathery, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. D. E. Pike,
Corsicana and Mrs. G. W. Howell and Mrs. J. M. Shivers, both of Kemp, and a
number of other relatives.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will have charge of the arrangements.
Ada Lucy (Robinson) Huffstutler
Sep 28, 1872 - Mar 5, 1938
HOFFSTUTLER [sic]- Corsicana, Texas. March 5 - Mrs. Ada Lucy Hoffstutler, 65,
died in the Black Hills community Saturday. Surviving are six children, Mrs. G.A.
Benedict, Lubbock; Mrs. J.W. Watkins, Black Hills; Mrs. J.A. Newsom, St. Louis;
M.L. Hoffstutler, Corsicana; H.A. Hoffstutler, Lubbock, and Mrs. C.E. Perrin,
Seagoville, and one sister, Mrs. S.L. Mitchell, Corsicana.
Her parents are either John Robinson or Robertson and
Mary Brogg or Bragg. I saw it both ways on certificates in Family Search. Ya'll
may have better information.
FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. HUFFSTUTTLER WERE HELD SUNDAY
Funeral services for for Mrs. Ada Lucy Huffstutler, aged 65 years, who died in
the Black Hills community Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, were held Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Black Hills church with burial in the
Hills cemetery. The rites were conducted by Revs. Vaughn and Prather. Surviving
are six children, Mrs. G. A. Benedict, Lubbock; Mrs. J. W. Watkins, Black Hills;
Mrs. J. A. Newsom, St Louis; M. L. Huffstutler, Corsicana; H. A. Huffstutler,
Lubbock; Mrs. C. E, Perrin, Seagoville; a sister, Mrs. S. L. Mitchell,
Corsicana, and other relatives. Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Joseph M. "Bert" Weed
Apr 20, 1891 - Nov 23, 1951
Valley View Services Set For Bert Weed, 60
GAINSVILLE, Texas, Nov. 24. Services for Bert Weed, 60, of Valley View
will be held Sunday afternoon at the Valley View Baptist Church. Military rites
will be observed at the graveside.
Weed, a veteran of two world wars, died Friday in the Veterans Hospital at
McKinney. He was a native of Navarro County but had lived at Valley View twelve
Frank Ellison Sr.
abt 1922 - Aug 5, 1988
Frank Ellison Sr, 66, of Corsicana, died August 5, 1988
at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Temple.
Wake services will be 7:30 p.m. Friday. Funeral services
will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel with Brother Arthur
Williams officiating. Burial will be in
Woodland Cemetery. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in Charge of Arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Jettie B Ellison of
Corsicana; one daughter, Anita Pitts of Corsicana; seven sons, Michael Ellison,
Frankie Lee Ellison, Carl Ellison and Kevin Ellison all of Corsicana; Harold
Ellison of Dallas; Frank Earl Ellison and Jerry Ellison both of Michigan;15
grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; mother Estella Ellison of Los Angeles,
Calif.; one brother, Rev. Lessie Ellison Jr of Corsicana; three sisters, Elouise
Ellison and Helen Bell both of Corsicana and Doris Wilkes of Los Angeles, Calif.
will be Charles Nelson, William Collins, Joe Bell, Johnny Brewer, Michael
Donaldson and Curtis Burke
Estella Marie Ellison
abt 1900 - Oct 13, 1992
Estella Marie Ellison, 92 of Corsicana,
Went home to be with the Lord Oct. 13, 1992, at the Sierra Health Center in
Services will be 1 pm Tuesday at the Pilgrim Rest
Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. T W Medlock officiating. Burial will be
in Woodland Cemetery. Ross and
Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements
Survivors include one son, Rev. Lessis J Ellison Jr
(Shirley) of Corsicana; three daughters, Joe Elouise Ellison and Helen Bell,
both of Corsicana and Doris Wilkes (Wilbert) of Los Angeles, California; 33
grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; 10 great great-grandchildren and 4 great
great great grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Cornell Solomon, Donald Kennard, Eugene
Chaney, Otis Tolliver, Joseph Davis and Tyron Davis
Richard Henry Vest Sr.
June 27, 1890 - Jan 1963
R. H. Vest Dies In Ft. Worth.
R. H. Vest, 72, retired farmer died in Fort Worth Monday.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with
burial in the Dresden Cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist Minister.
Native of Alabama, Vest resided in Texas 62 years, and had been in Fort Worth 10
Surviving are his wife of Fort Worth; five sons, David Vest, Long Beach, Calif.;
Bill Vest, Anaheim, Calif.; Eathel Vest, Palmdale, Calif.; Cliff Vest,
California, and Henry Vest, Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. G. W. Garleigh,
Dallas; Mrs. Gladys Sharon, Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. C. O. Rains, Irving; 18
grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Tom Vest, Corsicana;
J. C. Vest Ingiewood, Calif., and J. E. Vest, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs.
Becky Priddy and Mrs. Callie Tull, both of Fort Worth; and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be John Adams, Charles Kent, Floyd Collins, Hoyte Priddy, Rufus
Pevehouse and Harold Skinner.
Doris (Allen) Griffin
Mar 13, 1940 - Jul 25, 2008
The Lord called Doris to eternal glory on Friday, July 25, 2008, at the Barbara
J. Egan Nursing and Rehab Center in Shewsbury, Pa., after a long battle with
cancer. She was born in Malakoff on March 13, 1940, but her family moved to
Dawson early in her life and that’s where she received her primary education,
1959 from George Carver High School as salutatorian of her class.
Her primary love was reading the Bible and learning about God’s plan for
mankind. That love extended to her family and others that she met and interfaced
with. She was intrigued with and enjoyed fellowshipping with all the various
people she had chanced to meet throughout her lifetime. And she always had a
ready smile and an encouraging word to give. Her other interests included
growing flowers, arts and crafts. In 1968, she joined the Worldwide Church of
God and attended the church in various locations — Dallas, Waco, Big Sandy,
Lumberton, N.C., and Charleston, S.C., and, finally, Baltimore, Md. She remained
a faithful member of the church until her death. Her favorite scripture was John
3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” She was
preceded in death by her father, L. Z. Allen; and mother, Lorene Jaggers. Doris
leaves to cherish her memory a sister, Lena Toney of Fort Worth; three children,
Latan Keith Griffin of Ocean Springs, Miss., Vernon Wayne Griffin of New
Freedom, Pa., and Wanda Faye Griffin of Columbia, S.C.; eight grandchildren; one
great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Straight Way Baptist Church in Corsicana.
Interment will follow at Resthaven Mausoleum. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson
Elna (Derryberry) Lane
July 28, 1915 - July 30, 2008
Elna Derryberry Lane passed away into the hands of her Lord on
Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at the age of 93. Mrs. Lane was born to James
Horace and Luttie Pearl Bates Derryberry in Barry on July 28, 1915. She
married Charlie Lane in 1940 and had three children. She was a lifelong
member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents,
her sister Beatrice Lane, her husband Charlie, and grandson Matthew
Lane. She is survived by her brother, Hansel Derryberry; her daughters
and their families, Charlene and Terry Signor, granddaughter Cindi Tyler
and great-grandsons Tyler and Tanner Kornarik; Janice and Mike Butler,
grandchildren Michael and Stacia Butler and great-grandson Lane, Janna
Butler and Julie Butler and great-great-granddaughter Taylor; and son
Jerry and Anita Lane and grandson Jeremy Lane. Visitation will be from 6
to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 3
p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Burial will follow at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and
great-grandsons Michael Butler, Jeremy Lane, Tyler Konarik and Tanner
Konarik. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Jimmy Allen Priddy
April 11, 1942 - July 29, 2008
Jimmy Allen Priddy, 66, passed away on July 29, 2008. He was born to Hoyt
and Gelene Priddy on April 11, 1942, in Corsicana. Jim was preceded in death by
his wife Nancy and parents Hoyt and Gelene Priddy. He is survived by sister
Janet Marie Covington and husband Johnny Covington, nephew Charles Covington and
wife Tina and their children; godsons Hayne Holley, Harrison Holley, Hunter
Holley, Kazman Duncan and Chase Duncan; first cousin Alton Priddy and wife CJ
and their children; sister-in-law Patty and husband Gerald Kimbrell;
sister-in-law Jo and husband Emory Anderson; and brother-in-law Tom and wife
Nancy Self. Jim had other cousins and many friends. Jim grew up in Purdon and
graduated from Dawson High School in
1960. He was a
member of Purdon Baptist Church. Jim worked for Western Electric in Dallas until
he enlisted in the Army in 1966. He served in active duty until 1968 where he
then moved to Houston and continued to work for Western Electric until 1976. Jim
remained in the Army reserves until 1972. In 1976, Jim went in the car business
and was the owner of J and H Motors. Jim loved life and the outdoors. When not
working, Jim spent his time hunting and fishing. He brought joy to all the
people around him. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at
Pace Funeral Home, 200 FM 350 North, Livingston.In lieu of flowers, the family
requests memorials be made to Odyssey Hospice, 100 Interstate 45 North, Suite
300, Conroe, TX 77301; S.P.C.A. of Polk County, 3731 Highway 190 West,
Livingston, TX 77351; or a charity of choice. Arrangements by Pace Funeral Home,
Roy Lester Abbott
Apr 20, 1934 - Aug 1, 2008
Aug. 1, 2008 Roy Abbott, our beloved “Da” was called home to be with
Jesus. Roy was born in Malakoff on April 20, 1934 to Dock and Bertha
Abbott. He was the oldest of five children. Married to Vera Rutherford
in 1956, he lived in Corsicana and worked in the sheet metal and air
conditioning business until his retirement. During retirement, Roy spent
his time working with cattle, horses, and agriculture. He was a member
of Powell Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today
at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Morris Holcomb and the Rev.
Clayton Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Mankin Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Steve Higgins, Bobby Bland, Gary Dutton, Terry
Perry, Terry Parrish and Sonny Bancroft. Honorary Pallbearers will be
Dwayne Garner, Billy Joe Conger, M.R. “Bunk” Bottoms, Jabo McClendon,
Benny Horn and Buster Carter. Mr. Abbott was preceded in death by his
parents’ Dock and Bertha Abbott, and his infant sister, Bonnie
Abbott. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Vera Abbott; daughter,
Donna Simmons of Mildred; son-in-law, Curtis Simmons of Teague;
grandchildren, Chris and Alicia Simmons of Midlothian, and Heather Lynn
and Jeremy Spell of Houston; great grandchildren, Brittany and Bailey
Bayes of Midlothian; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bobbie and Leamon
Rogers and Joyce and Nolan Baker; and brother, Danny Abbott all of
Malakoff; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a big host of
friends. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Mary Frances (Thompson) Bryant
Apr 24, 1922 - Aug 1, 2008
Mary Frances Bryant, at the age of 86 went to be with her Lord on Aug.
1, 2008.Mary was born on April 24, 1922 in the Cade Community in
Streetman, the oldest child of five children and daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Thompson (Jack and Belle). Survivors include her brothers,
Eldon of Encinitas, Calif. and Billy of Magnolia. Frances leaves to
cherish her memories many nieces and nephews, cousins and her many
friends. Mary was preceded in death by her parents Jack and Belle;
sister, Lora Belle Thompson; and brother, John. She was also preceded in
death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Tommy J. Bryant. Mary attended
Cade School and Streetman High School where she graduated in 1941. Mary
was an active and devoted member of First Baptist Church wherever she
lived. A devoted Christian who loved the Lord. One of her joys was
sharing her faith so that all might know messages and love of Christ,
her Lord and Savior. She worked as a dental assistant for 27 years in
Fort Worth, working for only two dentists. As she semi-retired much of
her time was spent with church work, quilting, sewing, floral arranging
and other crafts. Quilting was her first love and numerous hand made
quilts were admired by many. In her last years she fought health odds
against Alzheimer’s, breast cancer and loss of eyesight. She was admired
and loved by all who cared for her and witnessed what a great lady she
was. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Interment will
follow at Birdston Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Carolyn (Clark) Doughtie
June 13, 1925 - Aug 1, 2008
Carolyn Doughtie, 83, of Hillsboro passed away Aug. 1, 2008, in a Fort
Worth hospital. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at
First Methodist Church in Hillsboro with the Rev. Reed Justus
officiating. Carolyn was born June 13, 1925 in Winkler. She was the
daughter of David Washington and Willie Green (Wommack) Clark. She
married Bill Doughtie Aug. 23, 1969 in Dallas. She was an avid gardener,
loved yard work, flowers, plants and attending garden club meetings. She
was an avid reader, and was a good cook. She was office manager for
Beard Plumbing Company, retiring in 1987. She was a member of the
Hillsboro Garden Club, Center Garden Club, and was a member of the First
Methodist Church in Hillsboro. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Doughtie of Hillsboro; children,
Diana Calahan and husband Bill of Walnut Creek, Calif., Tom Doughtie and
wife Cathy of Amarillo, and Andy Doughtie and wife Jill of Denver,
Colo.; sister, Nellie Foster of Grand Prairie; sister-in-law, Kathleen
Clark of Carrollton; five grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends. Memorials may be made to the First Methodist
Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 673, Hillsboro, TX 76645. Arrangements by
Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors, Hillsboro.
Irma Lee (King)
May 18, 1920 - Aug 2, 2008
Irma Lee Jones, 88, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, in Corsicana.
She was born in Corsicana on May 18, 1920, to Whit and Erma King. She
was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist church. She was preceded in
death by two husbands, John Edward Harper and Thomas Edward Jones; a
sister, Aline King; and her parents. She is survived by one son, Johnny
Harper and his wife Virginia of Corsicana; one brother, Sonny King of
Corsicana; two sisters, Louise Hunter of Corsicana and Sarah Harmon of
Centerville, La.; grandson, John Harper and his wife Debbie of Plano;
granddaughter, Jennifer Powell and husband Wayne of Corsicana;
great-grandchildren, Kaley, Claire, Zachary, Alexandra and Amanda; and a
number of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service is scheduled for 10
a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb
officiating with burial at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Raylon
Lewis, Larry Hunter, Danny Richards, L.D. Richards, John Harper and
Wayne Powell. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Rayford E. "Brown"
Sep 5, 1917 - Aug 4, 2008
E. "Brown" Jones
Rayford E. “Brown” Jones, 90, of Mildred passed away on Monday, Aug. 4,
2008. He was born on Sept. 5, 1917, and was the youngest of 12 children
born to Columbus Lee and Lillie Ann Jones. He lived his entire life in
Navarro County, leaving only to serve his country in
World War II as a
member of the famous 36th Division of the United States Army. Sgt. Jones
was overseas for more than four years, having served in Africa, Germany,
Italy and France. He married the late Mary Lou O’Daniel of Corsicana on
Dec. 29, 1945. They were married for over 41 years. Brown served a
deputy sheriff of Navarro County after returning home from his military
service. He was a farmer and rancher, living his life on the family home
place doing what he loved. Part of his time was also spent working in
the oil fields of Navarro County. Brown served his community as a member
of the school board at Mildred ISD and as an election judge for the
community of Mildred. He loved the Lord and was a faithful member of
Mildred Baptist Church for over 45 years and also served as a deacon.
Brown graduated from Mildred High School, was voted king of MHS, and was
a member of Mildred’s first football team. He always said that he
“played in and saw his first football game.” Being an avid sports fan,
he always supported Mildred sports as well as watching his children and
grandchildren play ball as long as he was able. Most Sunday afternoons
were spent playing baseball in the front yard with his children, and
later, his grandchildren. Brown enjoyed having coffee and visiting with
his friends, family gatherings, attending horse shows with his daughters
on Saturday afternoons, watching sports, and teaching his sons how to
run a farm. Brown was preceded in death by his beloved wife; son, Rocky
Jones; and grandson, Eric Asby. Brown is survived by his children and
their families: Kathy and Thomas Guidry of Rusk, Ann and Mike Asby of
Centerville, Ginny and Kenny Folmar of Eureka, and Rusty Jones of
Mildred. Grandchildren include Judd and Amy Guidry, Morgan Guidry, Brad
Guidry, Cameron and Carin Asby, Marcus and Megan Asby, Jeffrey Asby,
Laura and Stuart Smith, Emily and Nolan Nahidi, Megan Folmar, Mikayla
Jones, and Talli and Tyler Russell. Great-grandchildren include Lily
Smith and Walker Smith.Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m.
Wednesday at Mildred Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating.
Interment will follow at
Resthaven Memorial Park
in Corsicana. Brown’s grandsons and Buddy Smith will serve as
pallbearers. The family would like to thank Ruby Jennings for her
devoted care and love shown to our father. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
James Eugene Sherrell
Apr 17, 1955 - Aug 5, 2008
James Eugene Sherrell, 53, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008. A memorial
service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel.He was
born April 17, 1955, to L.T. and Betty Sherrell. James operated
Corsicana Automotive for 17 years. He was a member of the Dallas
Optimist Club.He is survived by his wife, Billie Sherrell of Corsicana;
daughter, Jamie Lesa Sherrell Hendrick and husband Jonathan of Rice;
brother, Robbie James Sherrell of Corsicana; and sisters, Lesa Lynn
Sherrell of Waxahachie and Linda Ann Sherrell of Waxahachie.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Gelene (Reed) Stockton
Jan 31, 1922 - Aug 4, 2008
Gelene Stockton, 86, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at an Abilene hospital. A
visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home in
Kerens. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at
Kerens Cemetery. She and
her twin sister Geraldine were born Jan. 31, 1922, to Willie and Beulah Reed in
Kerens. She graduated from Kerens High School in
1939. On Aug. 3, 1947, she
married Zack Stockton in Kerens. The family moved to Abilene in 1958. She lived
a very active and dedicated life making a home for Zack and their two sons. Gelene is survived by her husband Zack of Abilene; sons, Scott and wife
Janet of Richardson and Stephen and wife Vonna of Golden, Colo.; five
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Autumn Fankhauser and husband Matt
and their sons Caden and Jack of Austin, Tommy Stockton of Frisco, Jacob, Wesley
and Kevin Stockton of Golden, Colo.; several cousins, nephews and nieces. She
was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Leroy Reed; and sisters, Lottie
Pulley, Leona Lewis and Geraldine Boyd. She was a very active volunteer for
Hendrick Hospital Auxiliary since 1971. Other interests and organizations
include Abilene Garden Club, Thursday Quilters, First Central Presbyterian
Church and Friendly Class, and Central Texas Gem and Mineral Society. She
greatly enjoyed china painting, and over many years shared pieces of lovely
hand-painted china with family and friends. Memorials may be made to Kerens
Presbyterian Church, 301 S.E. Third St., Kerens, TX 75144; Abilene Garden Club;
or to the donor’s favorite charity. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home,
Robert C. Bush
Feb 23, 1935 - Aug 6, 2008
Robert C. “Bob” Bush, 73, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at
Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at
Paschal Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First United
Methodist Church in Kerens with Jerry Phillips officiating and the Rev. Buddy
Moore assisting. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charles
Bush, Kenneth Johnston, Wade Johnston, Jerry Phillips, Bill Monds and Jason
Schafer. Mr. Bush was born Feb. 23, 1935, in Waco. He was an English professor at
TVCC in Athens for 32 years. Survivors include his wife, Helen Bush of Corsicana;
son, Robert C. Bush Jr. of Corsicana; daughter, Helen Kay Mousner of Navasota;
grandson, Charles W. Bush of Corsicana; granddaughter, Caroline Mousner of
Navasota; brother, Jack Bush of San Antonio; and sister-in-law, Mary Bush of
Denton. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Allen Aubrey Crews
Mar 2, 1919 - Aug 5, 2008
Allen A. Crews passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008. He was born March 2,
1919. He was a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army, having served in
War II. He retired after 38 years with Southwestern Bell. Survivors
include his wife, Mary Crews; one daughter, one son and spouse, one
daughter and spouse, seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one
brother, two sisters and several nieces and nephews. His body was
donated to Southwestern Medical Center. A family graveside burial will
be held at a later date.
Jerry James McMillan
Feb 6, 1914 - Aug 6, 2008
Jerry James McMillan, of Corsicana and Irving, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6,
2008. He was born Feb. 6, 1914, in Memphis, Texas, to Lamertine McMillan and
Caro Allen Melton. He graduated from Corsicana High School in
1934. He met the
love of his life Alice “Biddie” Atkinson and they were wed 71 years before her
death in 2005. He owned Jerry’s Auto Electric in Corsicana until 1955 when he
moved his family and business to Irving. He owned Irving Auto Electric until he
retired to Blooming Grove in 1985. He became a farmer and farmed until he became
ill and moved to a retirement home in Irving in 2008.He was preceded in death by
his parents, brothers Ira and Woodie; sister Vally L. Johnston;
great-granddaughter Amy Miller; and his loving wife, Alice “Biddie.” Survivors
include daughters Mary Alice McMillan and partner Jennifer Croson, and Betty
Joyce Gribble and husband Martin; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today
at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 707 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving.
Interment will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Brown’s
Memorial Funeral Home, Irving.
Glenda Raymond Scott
abt 1949 - Aug 7, 2008
Glenda Raymond Scott, 69, of Kerens passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, at her
residence. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in
Kerens with the Rev. Billy Hatcher officiating and the Rev. Wes Johnson
assisting. Graveside service will be 5 p.m. today at Mesquite City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Raymond, Brandon Raymond, John David Seale, John
Scott, George Scott Jr. and Steven Franks. Mrs. Scott was born May 2, 1939, in
Dallas. She was preceded in death by husband, Ernest T. Raymond; and one son,
Larry D. Raymond. Survivors include her husband, George Scott of Kerens; sons,
Ricky Raymond and Curtis Raymond, both of Mesquite; three grandchildren, Brandon
Raymond and Matthew Raymond, both of Mesquite, and Chasity Kruz of Colorado; one
great-granddaughter; stepchildren, Debbie Talley of Corsicana, Becky Seale and
Gina Dieterichs, both of Kerens, John Scott of Dallas, Sarah Maddox and George
Scott Jr., both of Houston; six step great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Claudia
Raymond of Mesquite; brother-in-law, Sonny Raymond of Mesquite; sister-in-law,
Maudie Blair; nephew and niece, Scot and Sarah Blair; niece, Angela Ward;
great-nephew, Dakota Rion; and nephews, Jeffery and Stephen Franks. Arrangements
by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Audra Joseph Williams
Dec 18, 1916 - Aug 7, 2008
Audra Joseph “Bill” Williams, an exceptional husband, father and grandfather,
left this world to join his beloved wife Jane in heaven on Aug. 7, 2008, at age
91. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Lockhart Church of Christ.
Mr. Williams died at his residence in Corsicana with his daughters by his side.
He will be remembered for his kindness and patience and will be missed by
everyone who knew him. Mr. Williams was born Dec. 18, 1916, in rural Dewey
County outside of Leedey, Okla. His mother died when he was only 8. He left home
as a young man to work as a cowboy in New Mexico and in Texas on the Goodnight
Ranch and later worked in the fuel transport business. He met the love of his
life, Dorothy Jane Feightner of Gorman, in 1939. While the two were engaged,
Bill suffered a fiery truck crash and spent six months in the hospital with Jane
by his side. After recovering, they were married on Sept. 18, 1941. They made
their home in several places. In their early years they lived in Fort Worth and
had two daughters. Later, they moved to Decatur and owned White Auto Store and
Decatur Home Furnishings. In 1968, they decided to move to Lockhart and open a
True Value Hardware store, where they lived for over 30 years. All of their
grandchildren can say how special it was to visit their home — plenty of fun,
games, and a pool. In 2003, Bill moved to Corsicana to be near his daughters.
Mr. Williams was a member of the Church of Christ. His hobbies included deer
hunting, fishing, camping in his motor home, traveling, and was a talented
craftsman. Over the years, his children and grandchildren received many handmade
wooden gifts. One of Mr. Williams’ happiest moments was the celebration of his
50th wedding anniversary with his beloved wife Jane on Sept. 18, 1991. All
family and friends attended. Shortly after, Jane passed away in December 1992.
Bill lived 16 more years, never once forgetting her. He was preceded in death by
his wife of 51 years Jane Williams, his parents Samantha Neeley Bryan and Joseph
Asa Williams, three brothers, one sister, grandson William Corey Millican, and
great-grandson Zakkary Ray Millican. Survivors include his daughter, Sheila
Carter and husband Bob of Arlington; daughter, Linda Wilson of Corsicana;
grandchildren, Candi Schuelke and husband Tim of Lockhart, Cristi Williams and
husband Roy of Elizabeth, Colo., Stephanie Carter of Fort Worth, Cayla DeMoss
and husband Steve of Corsicana, Scott Carter of Little Rock, Ark., Derek Carter
and wife Jennifer of Oklahoma City, Okla., Todd Carter and wife Shannon of
Surprise, Ariz., and Mindy Istas and husband Steve of Garland;
great-grandchildren, Justin Schuelke and wife Jesse of San Antonio, Tristan
Shimonek of Elizabeth, Colo., Justin DeMoss of Corsicana, Drew Schuelke of
Lockhart, Monica DeMoss of Corsicana, Mallory Shimonek of Elizabeth, Colo.,
Audra DeMoss of Corsicana, Lauren Schuelke of Lockhart, Taylor Williams of
Elizabeth, Colo., Michael Istas of Garland, Benjamin Carter of Surprise, Ariz.,
and Jacob Istas of Garland; and five great-great grandchildren. Arrangements by
McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart.
Conrad Milton Newton, Jr.
Sep 26, 1915 - Aug 6, 2008
Milton (Sonny) Newton, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2008, in
Corsicana. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug.
13 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with interment to follow in
Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. Sonny was born in Hubbard to the parentage
of Conrad M. Newton, Sr. and Sammie Cook Newton on September 26, 1915.
The family moved to Dawson when Sonny was in the second grade. After
graduating from Dawson High School, he attended Trinity University in
Waxahachie where he was captain of the Oratory team, cheerleader and a
member of the tennis team. Following his studies at Trinity, he attended
the University of Texas in Austin, where he studied business and became
a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. Sonny acquired banking experience in
various institutions around the state of Texas before becoming
associated with the First National Bank in Dawson, where he served in
every official capacity over the years, including President and Chairman
of the Board, until his retirement in 1985.During
World War II, he
served in the Pacific theater of operations for three years as an
officer in the United States Army Air Corps. Upon returning to civilian
life, Sonny and his wife, Noel, and baby daughter, Noel, moved to
Palestine, where he assumed the title and responsibilities of Vice
President of East Texas National Bank. The family lived in Palestine for
four years where membership included First Presbyterian Church and
Crystal Lake hunting and fishing club. In 1949, Sonny returned to Dawson
as Vice President of First National Bank. While living in Dawson, he
served two terms as mayor of Dawson, 25 years on the Navarro-Hill
Counties Soil and Water Conservation District Board, a member of the
Board of Directors for 20 years of the Citizens State Bank of Frost,
charter member and past president of the Dawson Lions Club, and numerous
other civic responsibilities, as well as honors in banking, ranching,
and farming in Navarro County. He and son, Conrad III, were instrumental
in building the current First Bank and Trust facility in Dawson with a
branch bank in Hubbard. He is pre-deceased by his wife of 60 years, Noel
Reynolds Newton, his sister, Mary Jane Newton McDaniel, and husband,
Eugene William McDaniel. He is survived by daughter, Noel Newton Templer
of Dallas; son, Conrad M. Newton, III and wife Barbara of Dawson;
daughter, Nancy Jackson Newton of Corpus Christi; five grandchildren,
John W. Templer, Jr. and wife Karrie of Fort Worth, Jane Templer Conner
and husband Tracy of Fayetteville, Ark., Conrad M. Newton IV,
Christopher Newton, and Claire Newton of Dawson; four
great-grandchildren, Erin, Emily and Preston Templer, and Noel James
Templer Conner; and long-time friend and companion, Mildred Brustrom of
Hubbard. Honorary pallbearers will be the Board of Directors of First
Bank and Trust of Dawson and his three grandsons. Memorials may be made
to Dawson Ex-Students Association, c/o First Bank and Trust, PO Box 159,
Dawson, TX 76639.Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.
Bessie Mae Scott
abt 1952 - Aug 2008
Bessie Mae Scott, 56 of Corsicana, TX peacefully passed on Wednesday,
Aug. 6, 2008.Family Hour will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday in the
Paradise Funeral Home Chapel, 3910 S. Lancaster Rd., Dallas. Services
will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at the Mt. Olive Baptist
Church of Corsicana with Pastor Albert Cox, Jr. as the eulogist. Bessie
leaves to cherish her eternal memories sons, Whitney (Amy) and Stewart (LaToya);
grandson, Whitney Vincent Scott, II all of Aubrey, Texas; brothers,
Bobby (Celestine), Tommy (Betty Jean) and Larry (Ernestine) Hailey; and
sister, Janie, all of Corsicana, TX. Arrangements by Paradise
Funeral Home, Dallas.
Clara Elnorha Ware
Jun 11, 1911 - Aug 9 2008
Clara Elnorha Ware
Clara Elnorha Ware, 97, of Kerens passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, in Kerens.
She was born June 11, 1911 in Deerhead, Kansas. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m.
today at Paschal Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday at
Patterson Cemetery in Emhouse with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. She is
survived by stepdaughter, Sug Holloway of Kerens; sisters-in-law, Babe Carr and
Janie Roberts; 33 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four
great-great-grandchildren; nephews, Steve Carr and Ricky Carr; and nieces, Linda
Carr and Minarr Miller. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Brice Richard Bonner III
Aug 1, 1948 - Aug 6, 2008
Brice R. Bonner III, 60, of Eureka, passed away Aug. 6, 2008, in Colorado. He
was born Aug. 1, 1948, in Dallas to Brice Richards Bonner II and Mary E. Skelton
Bonner. He is survived by son Brice R. Bonner IV of Eureka and daughter Kristen
and husband Chris Jennings of Eureka. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday,
Aug. 13 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 14, at Eureka Cemetery with Gary Connor and Brenda Speer
officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Johnson, Andrew Johnson, Harry
Hunt, Ben Brunton, Paul Curington and Gene Thomas. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Alvin Thomas Stanley
Sep 13, 1956 - Aug 1, 2008
Mr. Alvin T. Stanley, 51, of Kemp passed away on Friday, August 1, 2008 in
Barry, Texas. He was born on September 13, 1956 in Corsicana, Texas.
He worked as a safety supervisor with the Stevens Transport Company. He was a
veteran having served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at the
Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery with Chaplain Russell E. Bracy officiating.
He was preceded in death by his father; James Samuel Stanley and his mother;
Norma Jewel Johnson.
He is survived by his Daughter; Britney Stanley of Dallas, Brothers &
Sister-in-Law; David & Tamela Stanley of Mabank and James Allen Stanley of
Corsicana, Sister & Brother-in-Law; Polly & Frank Wear of Corsicana,
Step-Sisters & Husbands; Kathy & Gene Pate of Gun Barrel City, Jinnine & Sonny
Cathy of Waco, and Holline & Robert Willett of Lufkin, Step-Brother; Hollis Dale
Johnson of Marlin, Step-Father; Hollis A. Johnson of Kemp, Numerous Nieces,
Nephews, Cousins, and special friends; Dari Leclair, Ty Clark, Morgan Leclair,
and Chris Ott all of Barry.
Dorthulla (Fox) Keathley
Nov 4, 1922 - Aug 13, 2008
Otsie Dorthulla Keathley
Otsie Dorthulla Keathley, 85, of Wortham passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug.
13, 2008, at her residence. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today at First
Baptist Church in Wortham with the Rev. Steven Schulte officiating. Burial will
follow at Frost Cemetery in Frost.
Otsie was born Nov. 4, 1922, in Coalgate, Okla., to Loyd and Mae Carter Fox. She
was a graduate of Itasca High School and on June 30, 1942, she married Andrew
Keathley in Hillsboro. She touched many lives through Keathley’s Café, serving
chicken fried steak dinners for the Wortham Lions Club, the football team, high
school seniors, Wortham Jaycees and numerous other groups locally in years past.
She loved people and she loved attention. She was truly one of a kind. Local
cattlemen and many passing through Wortham by way of Highway 14 always knew
where they could stop for a hot cup of coffee and a hot breakfast with the best
hostess around. If you didn’t watch out she might just grab a dessert and sit
down to join you, strangers and all. Many remember how she would let all the big
boys get by with all kinds of rough housing, head locks, choke holds, popping
each other with her dish towels — you get the picture — and they usually ended
up in the kitchen where there were always dishes to be washed. As the years went
by, the phase of short-order cooking, cheeseburgers and french fries, cigarette
machines, juke boxes, pool tables and pinball, Keathley’s Café turned into
Keathley’s Diner, a more formal place of plate lunches and coffee drinkers. Of
course changing the name didn’t change the hospitality or the atmosphere much.
When it came to the grandchildren, nieces, nephews or just about any of the
local young-uns the Coca-Colas, candy bars, Juicy Fruit gum and pennies for the
gum ball machine, nobody was ever told no and it was OK if you failed to ask.
She will always be remembered and loved for her childlike playfulness with the
young and the young at heart. She was preceded in death by her parents, Loyd and
Mae Carter Fox; husband, Andrew Keathley; sons, Everette Keathley and David
Keathley; granddaughter, Lanette Calame; and grandson, Brian Keathley. She is
survived by her daughter, Dorothy Calame and husband Charles; son, Andy Keathley
II and wife Rosie; grandchildren, Pamela Calame, Judy Chilcoat and husband Mark,
Stacie Keathley, Andrea Jenkins and husband Craig, Jennifer Dixon and husband
Bobby, Emily Keathley, Andy Keathley III and wife Mary, Karen Stanford, Kathy
Dishongh and husband Tim, and Shane Neal; great-grandchildren, Annie Dean and
husband Dustin, Blake Chilcoat, Jessica Stanford, Madison Van Der Kroon, Drew
and Abby Jenkins, Michael and Marina Keathley and Jacob Dishongh; sister-in-law,
Mary Keathley, and best friend and sister-in-law, Frances Keathley; and many
nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Thomas Lucas, Zackie Keathley, Gene
Mackey, David Batts, Jesse Calame and Terry Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be
Burt Keathley, Paul Ferguson and Joe Ed Bounds. Arrangements by Porter Funeral
Linda (Banner) Dycus
April 27, 1945 - Aug 14, 2008
Linda Dycus, 63, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008. She was born
April 27, 1945, in Tyler to Cooper and Lucille Teer Barner. She was preceded in
death by brother Jack Barner. She is survived by husband David “Punchy” Dycus,
son Matthew Dycus, and daughter Kelli Kuykendall, all of Corsicana; brothers
William Barner and wife Doris of Hidaway and Stan Barner of Etowah, Tenn.; two
grandchildren Chelsea and Caitlyn; numerous nieces and nephews and her dog
Psyche. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with
Brother Bill Honea and Dr. David Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Don Corley, Dave Barton, Keith
Sykes, Jim Hodge, Larry Davis, Charlie Knott, Jerod Welch and Roger Stewart.
Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Atchley, Charles Dillard, James Sykes, Charles
Herrea and Glenn Gullatt. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Cresencia Huerta Castro-Ferrer
abt 1914 - Aug 15, 2008
Huerta Ferrer went to join her Heavenly Father on Friday, Aug. 15, 2008
at her residence in Barry. After being with her family for a rich 94
years, she was a blessing and an inspiration to all those who came to
know her and be with her. Cresencia was preceded in death by husbands
Jose Castro (20 yrs.), and Pascual “Shorty” Loredo Ferrer (32 yrs.); her
children, Bernadina Castro, 9; Ramona Castro Venegas, 65; Juanita Castro
Alvarado, 61; and Jose Gudalupe Castro, 18. She will be deeply missed by
those who survive her; daughters, Julia H. Granado of Dallas, Maricela
(Victor) Rojas Sr. of Barry, and a son, Ricardo Mercedes (Rhonda) Ferrer
of Barry. She was a very, very special mother to seven children and
grandmother to 30 grandchildren, 84 great grandchildren, 90 great-great
grandchildren, and one great-great-great grandchild. Visitation will be
held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.Funeral
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with
Bro. Otis Conner officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery
in Emhouse. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home,
Sep 20, 1915 - Aug 15, 2008
Roloff, 92, of Dawson and a former long-time resident of Austin passed
away Friday, Aug. 15, 2008 in Corsicana. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m.
today at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard. Funeral services will be 2 p.m.
Monday at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Minister Clark Tatum
officiating. Interment will follow in
Dawson Cemetery. Margie was born
Sept. 20, 1915 to Rudolph John and Winnie (Sawyer) Roloff in the Rodney
Community south of Dawson. She was raised in the Rodney community and
was a 1934 graduate of Union High School where she excelled in
basketball and was the class salutatorian. Margie lived in Waco for
several years before moving to Austin in 1954. She worked for
Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Waco and Austin for over 41 years
and worked 16 years before missing a day of work. Margie loved to travel
and visited almost all of the European countries. She also enjoyed
bowling and also performed volunteer work at Austin hospitals. Margie
was a member of Cameron Road Church of Christ in Austin before moving to
Corsicana in 2004.She was preceded in death by her parents; three
brothers, Ervin, Clyde and Vernon Roloff; and a sister, Mary
McLain. Survivors include her sister, Opal Hillis and husband Jake of
Dawson, and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be her
nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be her former fellow employees at
Southwestern Bell and members of Cameron Road Church of Christ. Memorials
may be made to Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home,
Chlodine (Patterson) Mosley
Feb 24, 1934 - Aug 16, 2008
Chlodine Mosley, 74, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008.
She was born Feb. 24, 1934 to Chelsey and Mable Patterson Sr. in Fort
Worth, where she was raised on a dairy farm owned by her father. On
March 1, 1950, she married Mr. Johnny R. Mosley and they were together
for 57 years until Johnny passed away December of 2006. Chlodine was a
very sweet mother, nanny, and aunt who loved her family and those close
to her. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at
Eureka Cemetery. She was
preceded in death by her parents; husband, Johnny R. Mosley; and
brother, Lindle Patterson. Survivors include her daughter, Tammy Capps
and husband Nathan of Corsicana; granddaughter, Brittney Gillespie of
Corsicana; sister, Seleta Blackwood and husband George of Fort Worth;
brother, Chesley Patterson Jr. and wife Martha of Corsicana; caregiver
and niece, Debbie Williams and husband Gary of Corsicana; and many
nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Ethel "Dink" (Daniel) Adkins
March 7, 1903 - Nov 10, 1991
Winnie Ethel Adkins, 88, of Dawson, died Nov 10, 1991, at her residence.
Services were 2:30 p.m. Monday at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard, with the Rev.
Kell Quensenberry officiating. Burial will be in Dawson Cemetery.
She was born March 7, 1903, in Fairfield. She was a Dawson resident since the
late 1960s. Prior to that, she lived in San Angelo. She was a member Park
Heights Baptist Church of San Angelo. She was a retired seamstress.
Survivors include four sisters, Jimmie Miller of Tyler, Norma McAfee of
Paradise, Calif., Metibel Stout of San Angelo, and Esta Pitts of Dawson; one
brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Delores Daniel of Forestville, Calif.; one
sister-in-law, Nancy Daniel of Dawson; 10 nieces; and 10 nephews.
Pallbearers will be Sherman Rawlinson, Al Novac, Don Raley, B.D. Hubbard, Norman
Summers and Raymond Etter.
Jun 9, 1915 - Nov 10, 1991
Curtis Clemons, 76, of Purdon, died Nov 10, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pursley Missionary Baptist Church, with
the Rev. Gary Hartley officiating. Burial will be in the
New Pursley Cemetery.
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three sons, Mackey Clemons of San Antonio, Jack Clemons of
Arlington, and Bennie Clemons of Pursley; two brothers, Olen Clemons of Pursley,
and Robert Clemons of Purdon; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Tyra (Horton) Baumgartner
Aug 8, 1901 - Mar 26, 1983
Mrs. W. C. (Jessie) Baumgartner
Mrs. W. C. (Jessie) Baumgartner, 82,of Corsicana, died Saturday at Leisure
Lodge, where she had been a long-time resident.
Service is today at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist church with the Rev. Troy Brooks
officiating. Burial will be at
Mrs. Baumgartner was born in Alma and had lived in Corsicana for 55 years. She
was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include five sons, Joe Baumgartner, of Corsicana; Lester Baumgartner,
of Corsicana; Thomas Baumgartner, of Corsicana, Donald Baumgartner, Dresden; and
Charlie Baumgartner, of Kemp; one daughter, Mrs. Frances Crockett, of Corsicana;
one sister, Mrs. Oma Tyler, of Ferris; one brother, Rufus Horton, of Ennis.
Pallbearers will be the board of deacons of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Corsicana Daily Sun
- Sunday, Mar 27, 1983
- TXDI: Jessie Tyra Baumgartner; Female; 26 Mar 1983; Navarro, Texas
- SSDI: JESSIE BAUMGARTNER 08 Aug 1901 Mar 1983 75110 (Corsicana,
Emma (Blake) Ivy
May 26, 1875 - Mar 15, 1968
Mrs. Ivy Rites Slated Friday
Mrs. Emma Ivy, 92, mother of Mrs. Rufus Pevehouse of Corsicana, died early
Wednesday in a Fort Worth Nursing home. She was a longtime resident of Glen
The body will be at the Griffin Funeral Chapel here until early Friday. Services
will be held at the First Methodist Church in Glen Rose Friday at 2 p.m. Burial
will be in the Squaw Creek Cemetery there.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
- Corsicana Simi Weekly Light, Mar 15, 1968
- EMMA L IVY 26 May 1875 15 Mar 1968 (V) 76043 (Glen Rose, Somervell,
- Wife of Garrott Ivy
May 20, 1930 - Oct 31, 1995
Services for Dolores Baumgartner, 65, of Denton, will be held at Corley Funeral
Chapel on Tuesday, Oct 31, 1995, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Colleen Darraugh
Burial will follow in the
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas.
Ms. Baumgartner died Oct. 29, 1995 in Denton.
Born May 20, 1930 in Longview, Texas, Ms. Baumgartner was a member of the
Emmanuel Baptist Church of Corsicana.
Survivors include: son, Michael Baumgartner of Denton; daughter-in-law,
Susan York of Denton; mother, Louise White of Corsicana; granddaughters Melissa
Baumgartner and Maggie Baumgartner of Denton; grandson, Jeff York of Arlington;
brother, Roy Martin Jr., of Payne Springs, Texas; and numerous nieces and
Ms. Baumgartner was preceded in death by father, Roy Martin Sr.; brother, Ronnie
Martin; and husband Lester Nolan Baumgartner.
Elizabeth (Elliott) Parsons
Jun 30, 1880 - Mar 23, 1968
Mrs. Parsons Services Held
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for
Mrs. Mary Parsons. The Rev. Gene Tone officiated and burial was in
Surviving are two daughters, a daughter-in-law, a sister, four brothers, five
grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Lloyd Parker, J. B. Jeffries, R. A. Jeffries, Sammy Parker,
Mike Parson, Robert Northcott, Jimmy Parsons, Buddy Collins.
- Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Mar 26, 1968
- TXDI: Parsons Mary Elizabeth 03-23-1968 NAVARRO Female
- SSDI: MARY PARSONS 30 Jun 1880 Mar 1968 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro,
Hugh Boyd "Dick"
Nov 14, 1897 - Mar 16, 1968
Williamson Services Held
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 pm. in the Corley Chapel for H. B.
(Dick) Williamson, 70, lifelong resident of Navarro County who died in Memorial
The Rev. Bill Grimes officiated. Burial was in
Williamson, a native of Angus, resided at 817 S. 16th St. most of his life.
Surviving are his wife; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Shoemaker, San Antonio; Mrs.
Maggie Winters, Arlington; several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Ned Donoho, Quinn Harrison.
- Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Mar 23, 1968
- Son of D. Williamson & Hattie (Allen) Williamson
Claude Junior Prowell
Dec 1, 1925 - Nov 15, 1987
Claude Prowell, 64, of Corsicana, died Sunday in Corsicana.
Graveside service is 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at
Modrall Cemetery with Dr. David Hale
Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.
He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. A. C. Prowell of Lancaster; three brothers,
Rowley Prowell and Harley Prowell, both of Lancaster and Tommy Prowell of Waco;
and two sisters, Fay Poe of Waco and Shirley Fridget of Duncanville.
Beulah F. (Cook)
June 13, 1895 - Sept 28, 1931
POARCH, - Corsicana, Texas, - Sept. 29 - Mrs. Beulah Cook Poarch, 36, wife of
Grady Poarch of the Black Hills community, died at the family home Monday
evening and the funeral was held from the Black Hills Church Tuesday afternoon
with burial in the Black Hills
Cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. DeRush. Surviving are
her husband, two sons, Willie Lee and Jerry Poarch, and two daughters, Hazel and
Opal Doris Poarch, all of the Black Hills Community; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Cook of Black Hills; four brothers, J.C. Cook of Corsicana, O.B., Will and
Ernest Cook, all of Black Hills, and two sisters, Mrs. O. N. Stewart of
Corsicana and Ethel May Cook of Black Hills. Pallbearers were Claude Breithaupt,
O. S. Rich, L. O. Sutton, J. M. Beckham, John Montgomery and Bob Drane.
Sept 29, 1931
remembrance of my dear sister, Mrs.
G. G. Poarch.
evening, Sept. 28, 1931 at six o’clock
the death angel entered into
the home of Mrs. G. G. Poarch and
claimed their loving wife and
Oh, such a shock to
her loved ones and friends when
they learned she had passed
away, for in Beulah’s departure we
have lost a very dear sister, a
loving kind and faithful wife and a
Oh, how we shall
miss Beulah’s sweet smiling face
and friendly greetings as well
as words of consolation and
encouragement as we travel on life’s
way. But memories of such a
sweet life as was her’s will live with us
on and on. We can all but keep from
asking why she was taken from us so
suddenly but some day we will
understand for God makes no mistakes. She,
with her happy, unselfish disposition
won the love and respect of all who
knew her. May her happy spirit live
on to guide her children whom she loved
dearly, on through life’s way.
In making her
friends and loved ones happy she found
delight and she was ever thoughtful of
the sick and needy of her community.
Never was the night too cold and
rainy for her to get to friends and
loved ones in time of sickness and need.
She fought life’s battle bravely; all
her burdens she carried with a
She was sick
such a short while, living only two
hours after taking sick and calling
her mother to her. Even though she
never spoke to any of is after we
reached her, it was a consolation to know
she was prepared to go, for she had
so often told us she was not afraid to
die, she was ready any time. No
Beulah is not dead, she has just passed on
to a better world, which makes heaven
dearer and sweeter to us now than
ever before. May it influence our lives
so that we may live the kind of life
that will enable us to meet her where
there will be no more heartaches and sad
She was laid to
rest in Black Hills Cemetery Sept. 29,
1931. To the family I offer
sympathy and may God give us strength to
bear our troubles.
She leaves to
mourn her death her husband, four
children, William, Jerry, Hazel Louise and
Opal Doris, her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. M. Cook, four brothers,
Oscar, Jesse, Willie, and Ernest Cook,
two sisters, Mrs. O.N. Steward, Ethel Mae
Cook all of Black Hills and a host of
friends and relatives.
We loved her, yes
we loved her,
But Jesus loved her
And so he bed her
To her home on
She was patient,
kind and tender,
All her fears she
Oh, I never will
For I miss her more
I will go some day
to meet her
When I’m called my
Lord to see
There I’ll clasp
the hands of Beulah;
She’s waiting now
Another link is
In our household
But another one is
In a far and better
Yes Beulah is
asleep in Jesus
No more in this
world she’ll roam
But just think how
she’ll be missed
By her loved ones
And now what a
When we clasp glad
hands once more
There to know and
meet each other
Oh yonder happy,
Written by her
sister who loved her dearly.
ETHEL MAE COOK
Friends in this community were shocked and grieved Monday afternoon
when news reached them of the death of Mrs. Grady Poarch of Black
Hills. Death came very suddenly, she never having regained
consciousness after summoning her mother and returning to the bed.
Funeral services were held at 3 o’clock in the Black Hills church.
Rev. H. C. DeRusha had charge of the services and was assisted by
Rev. Lawrence Shivers. Burial was in the Black Hills
J. B. Ray
May 19, 1860 - Oct 15, 1937
RAY - Corsicana, Texas, Oct. 17 - Funeral services for J.B. Ray, 78, who died
Friday noon, were held Saturday with burial in the
Black Hills Cemetery. Surviving
are his wife, two sons, J.C. Ray, Corsicana, and Clayton Ray, LaRue; two
daughters, Mrs. Maggie Guillatte, Eureka, and Mrs. Frankie Cantrell, LaRue; 14
grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
Oct 17, 1937
AGED MAN WILL BE BURIED BLACK HILLS CEMETERY
J. B. Ray, age 78 years, died at the home of his son, J. C. Ray, Corsicana Route
1, at noon Friday. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock
with burial in
Black Hills Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, J. C. Ray, Corsicana; Clayton Ray, LaRue; two
daughters, Maggie Gullatt, Eureka; Mrs. Frankie Cantrell, LaRue; 14
grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Sutherland -McCammon will direct the funeral arrangements.
Alva Hugh Gillespie
Mar 2, 1925 - Sep 14, 1946
Killed in plane crash [view news clippings]
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX
Submitted by Dana Stubbs
Ardelia T. Smith
Dec 20, 1921 - Dec 6, 1997
Ardelia T. Smith, 75, of Corsicana, died Saturday,
Dec. 6, 1997, in Corsicana.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Second Mission
Baptist Church, with Rev. William Boulden, Eulogist; and Rev. L.L. Polk, Sr.
Burial will follow at
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Mrs. Smith was born in Italy on Dec. 20, 1921. She
served as a member of Second Mission Baptist Church for over 55 years where she
was a Senior Usher.
She also served as President of the Harmony Baptist
Women's Conference; Texas State Missionary Baptist
Convention, Inc., City Wide Ushers, Deaconess, Abyssinian Auxiliary, and
President of the Parkdale Community Center.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughters, Beddissa N.
Lovett, Ealo Fay Bonner, and Catherine M. Crawford; sons, Tinnis C. Manning,
Jr., and Charles Taylor, all of Corsicana; foster sons, Donald R. Bailey of
Dallas, and Rev. Gary Floyd of Houston; sister, Eddie B. Sanders of Goodlow;
brother-in-law, Jack Carter of Goodlow; step-daughters, Lola M. Smith, and
Barbara Washington of Los Angeles, Calif.; step-sons, Richard Smith of Los
Angeles, and Ula C. Smith of Corsicana; 17 grandchildren, 32 great
grandchildren; devoted friends, Rev. and Mrs. William Boulden and James Hines,
Sr., and a host of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary
Feb 8, 1917 - Dec 6, 1997
Odell Collins, 80, of Bardwell, died Saturday, Dec.
6, 1997, at Baylor Medical Center, Ennis.
Services are 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's
Baptist Church in Bardwell, with Rev. E.R. Murrell, II officiating. Burial will
follow at Woodland Cemetery. He
was born in Streetman on Feb. 8, 1917.
He is survived by his wife, Estina Collins of
Bardwell; several children; grandchildren; great grandchildren; sister, Virgie
Lee Wilson; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary
Clifford Anderson Pickering
Feb 5, 1913 - Dec. 6, 1997
Clifton A. Pickering, 84, of Corsicana, died
Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services were today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with
Rev. B.F. Risinger and Bill Honea officiating. Burial followed at
Pallbearers were Michael Mulcahy, Thomas Mulcahy,
Jeff Wood, Brad Pale, Michael Anderson, Mike O'Neal, Jack Meredith, and Harry
Mr. Pickering was born in Rice on Feb. 5, 1913 to
Joseph E. and Lola Montez Anderson Pickering. He attended the First Baptist
Church of Corsicana and lived most of his life in Corsicana. A veteran of
World War II, Mr. Pickering served
in the United States Army from 1943 - 1946, during which time he served in the
Pacific Theater. For over 35 years, he served as a mail carrier with the U.S.
Post Office in Corsicana.
Many people will remember him, along with his trusty
canine friend, "Bitsy", who faithfully walked his route with him each day. Upon
his retirement from the post office, he enjoyed numerous hobbies, including
photography and traveling across North America. He was a past president of the
East Texas Unit of the Wally Byam Caravan Club of America.
Mr. Pickering is survived by his wife of 61 years,
Mildred Pickering; brother and sister-in-law, Claude and Janie Pickering of San
Antonio; sister and brother-in-law, Jo and Don Mulcahy of San Antonio;
brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim and Hazel Calhoun of Edom; nephews,
Michael Mulcahy and wife Susan of Albany, N.Y., Thomas Mulcahy of Odenton, Md.,
Dr Lance Stewart of Portland, Ore., Jeffrey Wood of Lubbock, Bradley Pace of
Cayuga, and Terry Hale of Premont; nieces, Carolyn Stewart and husband Charles
of Richardson, Kathy Wood and husband Mike of Kingsville, Lynne Drennan of
Cayuga, and Meredith Anderson and husband Michael of McKinney.
Mr. Pickering was preceded in death by his parents
and brother, Alton Pickering.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Bessie Mae (Jamison) Pritchett
Jan 18, 1917 - Dec 8, 1997
Bessie Mae Pritchett, 80, of Athens, died Monday,
Dec. 8, 1997, in Athens.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. Thursday at
Oakwood Cemetery, with Rev.
Jimmy D. Capehart officiating.
Mrs. Pritchett was born in Kerens on Jan. 18, 1917.
She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Corsicana.
Mrs. Pritchett is survived by her husband, Frankie
Clarence Pritchett of Athens; daughter, Linda Pritchett Bosley of Athens;
daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Vernon Fuller of Garland; son and
daughter-in-law, Larry and Judy Pritchett of Corsicana; grandsons, Mark
Pritchett of Corsicana, and Tim Fuller of Salina; granddaughters, Stacey Bosley
Bays of Tyler, and Shelley Norton of Germany; 6 great grandchildren; brother,
Okey Jamison of Odessa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends desiring to do so may make memorial
contributions to the Bess Pritchett Scholarship; c/o Athens High School, 708 E.
College, Athens 75751.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Bernie Glenn Moore
July 25, 1913 - Dec 8, 1997
Bernie Glenn Moore, 84, of Corsicana, died Monday,
Dec. 8, 1997, in Corsicana.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral
Chapel, with Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating. Burial will follow at
Visitation is today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral
Mr. Moore was born in Waco on July 25, 1913.
Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, Tommie Rea Moore;
son and daughter-in-law, Raz and Dolly Moore of Purdon; granddaughter, Vickie
Kalina of Waco; grandson, Rickey Moore of Waco; 3 great grandchildren; brothers,
George Moore of Houston, Frank Moore of Houston, and J.B. Moore of Waco.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Dec 22, 1906 - Dec 9, 1997
Leroy Barlow, 90, of Corsicana, died Tuesday, Dec. 9,
1997, in Corsicana. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at
Oakwood Cemetery, with Dr. David
Hale officiating. Mr. Barlow was born in Emhouse on Dec. 22, 1906. He was the
organist for the Christian Science Church for 25 years and the court reporter
for Navarro County for 35 years. He was also an antique dealer for many years.
Mr. Barlow is survived by his wife, Peggy Barlow;
sister, Kate Pate of Lubbock; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Mary Alison (Williams) Jones
Nov 26, 1936 - Aug 18, 2008
Alison (Williams) Jones was born on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 1936, in
Devine, and passed from this world on Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at a
Hubbard nursing facility. Prior to her illness, Mary was an avid tennis
player and enjoyed collecting sea shells and gardening. She enjoyed
nature and spending time with her family and friends. She was a
wonderful wife and mother and will be missed greatly by all who knew
her. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Judge C.O. and Bettye
Williams; and her brothers, C.O. “Sonny” Williams Jr. and John Blocker
“Tooter” Williams. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Wayne
Jones of Hubbard; one son, Wayne Jones Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz.; two
daughters, Carla Wetsel and husband Bob of Hubbard and Jill Pellar and
husband Dan of Frisco; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by two sisters, Billie Cude of Devine and Sunshine
Souders of San Antonio; and two brothers, Joseph P. Williams of
Albuquerque, N.M., and Herb Williams of Victoria. Visitation will be
from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Corley Funeral Home. The funeral
service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Corley Funeral Home
Chapel with the Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating. Interment will follow at
Resthaven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Cody Wetsel, Nathan Wilkins, Dylan Lenox, Dan Pellar,
Bob Wetsel and Gene Couch. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph P.
Williams and Herbert Williams. In lieu of flowers donations may be made
to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home. ∞
Jun 1, 1959 - Aug 19, 2008
After a brief battle with cancer, Carol Schwarz Sowell left us on Tuesday,
Aug. 19, 2008, at age 72. She had resided in Corsicana since June 1, 1959. She
was born on Feb. 24, 1936, to Fred G. Schwarz and Ruth Keith Schwarz in Van
Alstyne. Carol is survived by her husband, Maynard, and their four sons, Lance,
Keith and wife Loree, Brett, and Scott and wife Grace; two grandchildren,
Sierrah and Maynard; mother, Ruth Schwarz; brother, retired Staff Sgt. Charles
Schwarz and wife Jo; an aunt, Juana Keith; brother-in-law, Vernon Sowell and
wife Janie; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as many lifelong
friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Fred G. Schwarz; and infant
son, Blaine Sowell. In 1996, the Lord blessed Carol with the birth of her first
grandchild, Sierrah Sowell. The delight of another female in the family was
probably the most thrilling event in her life. Carol immediately embraced being
“GranCarol.” The second most thrilling event of her life came just over a year
ago with the birth of “Little Maynard.” Her every moment as a grandmother was
filled with love and pure joy. The past 12 years were unequivocally the best and
most proud time of her life. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday
at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held Friday in Edna. The
family requests all memorials be made to Believers Bible Church, 2400 N. Bowie
Drive, Corsicana, TX 75110; or a charitable organization of donor’s choice.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Jewel (Ross) McGhee
Mar 3, 1914 - Aug 20, 2008
Ross McGhee, age 94, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, in an Ennis nursing
center. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at
Mountain Park Cemetery in Saint Jo with Minister C. E. Cole officiating.
Mrs. McGhee was born March 3, 1914, in Erath County in the Johnstown
community to John and Sarah (Carmac) Ross. She was the best Granny that
God ever made. She attended college in Stephenville and graduated from
the University of North Texas in Denton. She taught school and retired
from Rice ISD. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Lawson McGhee in 1971. She was
also preceded by her parents; five brothers, Ernest Ross, Roscoe Ross,
John Ross, Clyde Ross and Nelson Ross; and two sisters, Era Ross and
Marie Grubbs. Survivors include her son, James A. McGhee and wife Wendy
of Morgan’s Point Resort; two granddaughters, Christy McGhee Vaughan of
Corsicana and Jodi McGhee Mees and husband Brian of Belton; and one
grandson, Sean Moore and wife Lauren of Belton. Also surviving are five
great-grandchildren, Colton TePoel and Kassidy Vaughan of Corsicana,
Connor and Cooper Mees of Belton and Katherine Moore of Belton; and
numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Scanio-Harper Funeral
Jan 10, 1937 - Aug 21, 2008
Gene Berry, 71, of Kerens passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, in Tyler.
He was born Jan. 10, 1937, in Eureka to Cleo and Geneva Murphy Berry. He is
survived by wife Nancy Berry, mother Geneva Berry, son Kenny Berry and wife Kay,
and son Gary Berry and wife Melissa, all of Kerens; grandchildren Garrett Berry
and Amy Berry of Kerens, and Mathew Berry and wife Kimberly of College Station.
He was preceded in death by his father Cleo Berry. Services are at 3 p.m. today
at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Clayton Smith officiating. Burial will follow at
Pallbearers will be Jody Farmer, Gowan Murphy, Jerry Pritchett, Johnny
Pritchett, Bobby Coley, Bob Pritchett, Kyle Pritchett and Randy Tawater. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be made to the Kerens Ex-Student Association
Scholarship Fund or to the Asby/Mildred Scholarship Fund. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Jul 5, 1963 - Aug 23, 2008
Kevin Jock, 45, of Corsicana passed away on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008 in
Dallas. He was born on July 5, 1963 in Corsicana. He was an avid hunter
and fisherman. He loved being outdoors, and was always working as a
mechanic building 4-wheel drive trucks. He was employed with Martin
Linen Service as a route driver for a number of years. Visitation will be
held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services
will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 at the Corley
Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Scott officiating. Interment
will follow in the
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Robertson,
Robert Thomas, Marcus Thomas, Derek McCreight, Heath Oakley and Grayson
McCrary. Mr. Jock was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Jock and
a brother, Brian Jock. He is survived by his wife, Jessica Jock of
Corsicana; son, Chase Borsellino of Corsicana; daughter, Jennifer
Holifield of Waco; mother, Betty Rogers of Corsicana; brother and
sister-in-law, Warren and Robyn Rogers of Corsicana; sisters and
brother-in-law, Melanie Savins of Ovilla, and April and Derek McCreight
of Red Oak; and five nephews. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
James Ulman Ingram
July 17, 1937 - Aug 23, 2008
James Ulman Ingram, 71, of Payne Springs passed away Saturday, Aug. 23,
2008, in Payne Springs. Mr. Ingram was born July 17, 1937, in Corsicana.
Previously of Waxahachie, he had resided in Payne Springs for the past 12
years. He graduated from Corsicana High School in
1955 as salutatorian. He
was a member of Gunslinger’s Motor Cycle Club. He was preceded in death by
his parents, Preston and Bernice Ingram. Survivors include his wife, Ruth B.
Ingram of Payne Springs; sons, Keith A. Ingram of Indiana and Brian K.
Ingram of Waxahachie; daughters, Laura Berglund and Julie Ingram, both of
Waxahachie, and Amy Roberts of Plano; 13 grandchildren; and brother, Preston
Ingram Jr. of Baton Rouge, La. Arrangements by Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral
Jan 11, 1924 - Aug 23, 2008
Graveside services for Violet S. Keathley, 84, of Corsicana will
be held at 3 p.m. today at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster.
Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. today at Forest Park East Funeral
Home. Mrs. Keathley died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at Navarro Regional
Hospital in Corsicana. Violet was born Jan. 11, 1924, to Claude Albert
and Katherine Mary-Margaret Matilda (Weaver) Stare in York, Pa. She
married William H. Keathley in Elizabeth City, N.C., on Dec. 24, 1943.In
1962 the family of seven moved to Texas. Violet was a member of Sharon
Lutheran Church during the years they lived in Pasadena. Moving to Mexia
in the early 1980s, they began small town life. Violet later became a
member in Sunday School at First Baptist Church in Mexia. Her
participation in “a special musical group” that visited various nursing
homes was one of her favorite activities as a local senior citizen. Her
last years were spent living at Sterling House, an assisted living
residence in Corsicana. She always loved helping others to smile. Even
in her last days in the hospital she found opportunities to cheer the
doctors and nurses who were trying to help her. Violet was preceded in
death by her husband of 52 years, William H. Keathley; one son, William
Albert “Spike” Keathley; one sister, Ruth Weaver Bostic; one brother,
John Weaver Stare; and one grandchild. She is survived by one son,
Robert Claude Keathley and wife Mary of Pasadena; three daughters,
Catherine Grace Ethridge and husband Lennis Reginald of Pasadena,
Christine Susan Allen and husband Michael of Hewitt and Carolyn
Elizabeth Lewis and husband Kenneth of Corsicana; one sister, Roberta
Claudia Metz of Clearwater, Fla.; nine grandchildren and 14
great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dossman Funeral Home, Belton.
Loy Lee Allen
May 23, 1913 - Aug 25, 2008
Lee Allen, 95, passed away in Athens at East Texas Medical
Center, on Monday, Aug. 25, 2008. He was born in Emhouse on May
23, 1913, to parents Oliver E. and Minnie Alma Landrum Allen. He
graduated from Emhouse High School. He was married to Nellie
Allene Nowell on Nov. 20, 1935, and they made their home in
Dallas. In 1978 they moved to Cedar Creek Lake. Mr. Allen served
in the U.S. Army in
World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He was employed by
Metzger Dairy in Houston and Dallas. He retired from the Kroger
Company in 1978. Afterwards he opened Lee Allen Real Estate. He
was a member of the Cedar Creek First Methodist Church, and
enjoyed gardening. He is survived by one son, Harvey G. and
Cathy Schwerdt Allen of Madison, N.J.; three daughters and their
husbands, Anita and James Rushing of Allen, Marie and Reggie
Howard of Bullard, and Doris and James Hollingsworth of Whitney;
six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and two
great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his
parents, two brothers, three sisters, and his wife Nellie on
Oct. 16, 1996.A graveside service was scheduled for 11 a.m.
today at Myrtle Cemetery in Ennis. In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to Alzheimer’s Research. Arrangements by J. E.
Keever Mortuary, Ennis.
Jul 20, 1944 - Aug 26, 2008
Andy Anderson, 64, of Blooming
Grove passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, in Corsicana. He was
born on July 20, 1944, in Concordia, Kan. Mr. Anderson was raised in
the Methodist church. He worked for Dairy Queen for 36 years. He
loved to fish and hunt in his free time. Visitation will be held
from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services
will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel
with Brother Todd Peavy officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m.
Saturday at Roselawn Memorial Park in Seagoville. Pallbearers will
be Mike Cole, Dean Ford, Cecil Ford, Derwin Ford, Bobby Scott and
Joe Scott. Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd
and Mary Anderson; brothers, Floyd Anderson Jr. and Richard
Anderson; and sisters, Florence Basart, Barbara Jean Anderson and
Dorothy Betzner.He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Bobbie
Anderson; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Jean and Billy Allred of
Kemp; sons and daughters-in-law, Damon and Krystal Shirley of
Blooming Grove, Derwin Ford of Blooming Grove, Dean and Sheila Ford
of Fort Worth, and Cecil Ford of Blooming Grove; grandchildren, DJ
Shirley, Alicia Shirley, Johnathan Shirley, Kristina Shirley, Camri
Tidwell, Nichol Ford, Christopher Ford, Samuel Ford, Hunter Ford,
Whitney Ford and Jamie Ford; seven great-grandchildren; brothers and
sisters-in-law, James and Norma Jean Anderson of Russell, Kan., Roy
and Kay Anderson of Concordia, Kan., and Elton and Rose Anderson of
Concordia, Kan., sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances and Bill Hall
of Wichita, Kan., and Virginia and Jack Moss of Glasco, Kan.;
sister-in-law, Darlene Anderson of Great Bend, Kan.; and numerous
nieces, nephews, cousins, and his DQ family. Arrangements by Corley
Doris Marie (Teague) Farmer
Feb 19, 1937 - Aug 26, 2008
Doris T. Farmer, 71, of
Purdon, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008. She was born Feb.
19, 1937, in Emhouse to Henry Lee and Lois Monroe Teague. She is
survived by her husband, Keith Farmer of Purdon; sons and
daughters-in-law, Mike and Sharon Farmer of Navarro and Eddie
and Vickie Farmer of Navarro; daughters and son-in-law, Vickie
and Leonard Holmes of Blooming Grove and Pam Avent of Dawson;
sister, Jeannie Hutson of Idalou; 10 grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m.
Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.
R. E. Cecil officiating. Burial will follow at
Pallbearers will be Donny Capehart, Darrell Capehart, Richie
Holloway, Bryan Jenkins, Matt Scoggins, Danny Purvis and Lee
Farmer. Honorary pallbearers will be M. R. Bottoms, Charles
McCarter and Sammy Marsh. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the National Kidney Foundation Serving North Texas Inc.,
5429 Lyndon B. Johnson Frwy., Suite 250, Dallas, TX
75240-2617.Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Mar 16, 1931 - Aug 17, 2008
Mrs. Patricia Joanne Hinkley
Mrs. Patricia Joanne Hinkley, 77, of Rice passed away
Sunday, August 17, 2008 in Ennis. She was born March 16,
1931 in Orofino, Idaho.
No services are planned.
Louis E. Gibson, M.D.
Apr 14, 1923 - Aug 31, 2008
E. Gibson, M.D., a dearly beloved husband, father and physician, passed
into eternal life on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008. He will be remembered by all
for his kindness and compassion, his skill as a physician, his zest for
life, and his visionary leadership abilities. Dr. Gibson was preceded in
death by his parents, Jewel and Felix Gibson; and his brother, Frank
Gibson. He is survived by his wife, Betty Gibson; sons, Dr. Mike Gibson
and spouse Debbie of Dallas and Dr. Pat Gibson and spouse Alicia of San
Angelo; daughters, Nancy Hodges and spouse Larry of Bolivar, Mo., and
Gail Clowe and spouse Don of San Antonio. Dr. Gibson has eight
grandchildren, Cameron and Shannon Hodges, Duncan and Beth Clowe, Lauren
and Ross Gibson, and Clay and Jourdan Gibson. He is also blessed with
eight great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Laura Belle Gibson, and
numerous nieces and nephews. Louis Gibson was born April 14, 1923, to
Felix and Jewel Gibson in Bald Prairie. He graduated from Cayuga High
School and entered Sam Houston State Teachers College in Huntsville.
During the beginning of his freshman year, he met the love of his life,
Betty Lou Mize. After graduating, they moved to Galveston, where Louis
attended The University of Texas Medical School. He received his M.D.
degree in 1946 and began a residency in Houston. The following year, he
and Betty moved their family to Germany where he served as a medical
officer with the U.S. Army. In 1950, they returned to Houston and Dr.
Gibson continued his surgical residency and vascular fellowship under
Dr. Michael DeBakey and Dr. Denton Cooley. When he decided to begin a
medical practice in a small town, he contacted his friends from the
Army, Dr. Robert Mertz, Dr. Robert Bone and Dr. Jake Barron. The four
young specialists moved to Corsicana and founded the Medical Arts Clinic
in 1952. Through the years, the clinic expanded to 50 doctors and opened
satellite clinics in surrounding areas. Dr. Gibson served as president
of the Medical Arts Clinic for many years. He retired in 1995 and began
a new career as medical director in several Texas prison hospitals. Dr.
Gibson loved being a surgeon. He was known for his innovative techniques
and his compassionate care of his patients and their families. In
addition to his medical practice, Dr. Gibson was active in the larger
medical community. He was a member of the Texas Medical Association, was
medical advisor to Gov. Dolph Briscoe and Gov. Bill Clements. In
addition, he was chairman of Sen. Phil Gramm’s Medical Advisory Board.
In 1970, he founded Texas Area 5 Health Systems Agency and acted as
chairman of its board for 10 years. He also founded the statewide Health
Coordinating Council serving on that board for 10 years. Further, he
served on the board of directors of the Hospital Corporation of America.
Locally, he helped establish the Navarro College Nursing School.Louis
Gibson was extremely active in Corsicana civic affairs. He was president
of the Chamber of Commerce, president of the Corsicana Rotary Club, and
served on the board of directors of First National Bank and Navarro
College. In 1956, he was a founder of Navarro Savings and Loan
Association. Dr. Gibson was a private real estate developer in Corsicana
and Ennis. Gibson and his wife attended First Baptist Church where he
served as a deacon and was a Sunday school teacher of young men that
were seniors in high school. He was also part of several building
programs and was campaign director when the sanctuary was initially
renovated. Dr. Gibson served on the board of directors of Southwestern
Theological Seminary for 12 years and was elected as chairman of the
board for two terms. In the summer of 1965, he traveled with his family
to Ecuador as medical missionary. During the trip, he flew several
family members to the Auca Indian tribe where he delivered medical care
to an infant. The time as a missionary was one of the highlights of his
life, and he and Betty continued friendships with the missionaries that
they had worked with. Through the years, Dr. Gibson received numerous
awards for his work in medical and civic areas. He was named Chamber of
Commerce Man of the Year, received the K. Wolens Award for Distinguished
Service, was Volunteer Industrial Developer of the Year, was named
Physician of the Year by the Texas Rehabilitation Commission, and was
designated as the Distinguished Alumnus by the UT Medical Branch Alumni
Association in 1995.Dr. Gibson enjoyed many lifelong hobbies. He loved
photography and hunting. In his later years, he bought property at
Eureka, where he raised cattle and rode horses. When Richland-Chambers
Reservoir was built, he developed the 3G Estates. Louis E. Gibson, M.D.,
will be fondly remembered by his family, his patients, his friends, his
church and the community. He lived his life with a positive attitude,
integrity, discipline, dedication and devotion. Visitation for Dr.
Gibson will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home. The
funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church. Pallbearers
will be grandsons Cameron, Shannon, Duncan, Clay and Ross, and
son-in-law Don Clowe. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Kent Rogers, Dr.
Scott Middleton, Dr. Bob Kingman, Dr. Neal Green, Dr. John Updegrove,
Glenn Sodd, Hank Wyatt and Don Bowen. The family wishes to thank the
special caregivers that have been a part of their lives: Mike Jackson,
Lois Ballard, Brenda Stovall, Angela Rhyme, Bobby Walker and Kim
Andrews. They also want to thank Cedar Lake Hospice and Hospice nurse
Deven Jenkins. Memorial donations made be sent to Navarro College
Nursing Program scholarships, First Baptist Church or a charity of your
choice. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Marie (Douglas) Griffin
Jun 22, 1925 - Sep 2, 2008
Helen Marie Griffin of Carrollton passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2,
2008, at Village Oaks Assisted Living at the age of 83. Marie was
born June 22, 1925, to Lawrence and Gladys Douglas in Blooming
Grove. She married William Griffin shortly before he left for
overseas service during World War II. Upon his return they lived in
several locations before settling in Harlingen. Marie enjoyed her
career in banking, achieving several officer positions, but more
than all else she was the loving and supportive mother to sons Bill
and Jack. William and Marie enjoyed many friendships as well as
their bowling and regular domino games. Upon William’s passing in
1976, she relocated to Carrollton to be close to her sons and
grandchildren. She continued her banking career at Interfirst
Bancshares and Bank of America until her retirement. At the bank she
was the ever-smiling banker greeting new and old customers in her
helpful and upbeat manner. She was so well liked and regarded she
was called out of retirement to work part time for several years.
Over the years her favorite activity was the regular Sunday
breakfast gathering with Bill and Beth, Jack and whichever
grandchildren could join in and getting caught up on their lives.
She also enjoyed time spent with her longtime friend Frank Ivey
until his passing last year. Marie was preceded in death by husband
William and brother Kenneth Buck Douglas. She is survived by sons
Bill and Jack, daughter-in-law Beth and daughter Casey;
grandchildren Kyle, Kelly, Michael, Mason and Matthew and numerous
great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Dorothy and
husband Bob Ashford of Grand Prairie, Betty Jo and husband Dan Lang
of Athens and Wanda and husband Eddie McNeese of Kerens. Visitation
will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Feb 7, 1933 - Aug 29, 2008
Harold Hocutt passed away Aug. 29, 2008 at Baylor Medical Center
in Dallas. Harold was born Feb. 7, 1933 in Athens to Luther and Lula
Haggerty Hocutt. Harold retired from Dart Container as a truck driver
after 27 years of service. He was a member of the Brushie Baptist Church
and also a member of the American Legion. Harold also served in the Army
in Korea. Survivors include his wife, Sue Hocutt of Purdon; sons Harold
Wayne Hocutt of Corsicana, Dennis Worthington of Houston and Richard
Hocutt of Navarro Mills; daughters Mesheial Graham of Waxahachie, Debra
Green of Waxahachie, Brenda Hallabough of Waxahachie, Karen Moon of
Waxahachie, Beth Anderson of Navarro Mills and Jan Gray of Missouri
City, Texas; brothers Wayne Hocutt of Waxahachie and F. D. Hocutt of Red
Oak; sister Louise Lambert of Abilene; 30 grandchildren and 21
great-grandchildren. Funeral services were 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2008
at the Brushie Baptist Church in Brushie Prairie. Arrangements by
Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.
Oct 3, 1921 - Sep 1, 2008
Robert Pillans, 86, went home to be with his Lord and Savior
on Monday Sept. 1, 2008, with his family by his side at his
residence in Winkler. He was born Oct. 3, 1921, at Cut and Shoot in
Montgomery County to Benjamin Darden and Oletha Melton Pillans. His
family relocated to Winkler when he was a baby. He completed his
early schooling as St. Elmo and after graduating from Hardin-Simmons
University in Abilene on May 31, 1948, Robert worked for Shell Oil
Company in various locations in Texas. In the 1950s, he brought his
wife and children back to Winkler to become full-time farmer and
rancher. He was a lifelong member of New Hope Baptist Church of
Winkler where he served as the song director for many years. He was
a member of the Winkler Masonic Lodge No. 826, as well as a member
of Corsicana Eastern Star Chapter 118 for over 50 years. He served
for over 30 years as a past director of the Freestone County Farm
Bureau. He was the Freestone County Democratic chairman for many
years. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 4, at New Hope Baptist Church in Winkler with
Brother Elton McCann officiating. Burial will follow at St. Elmo
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Preston Bonner, James Gary Pillans,
Roger Pillans, Joey Satagaj, Phil Pillans, Clell Chandler Young,
Kevin Fullerton, Glenn Gullatt and Johnny Minze. Honorary
pallbearers will be grandsons Eric Minze, Adam Minze, Robby Pillans,
Brian Pillans and Jay Fondren. Robert was preceded in death by his
parents; brothers Loyd, Jim, Wayne and Willie D. Pillans; sisters
Frances Crumbley, Sallie Satagaj, Gertrude Young and Lillian
Fullerton; and granddaughter Laurie Ann Pillans Horn. He is survived
by his wife, Vernon Hodge Pillans of Winkler; sons and
daughters-in-law, Gary and Carolyn Pillans of Corsicana and Benny
and Cheryl Pillans of Winkler; daughters and sons-in-law, Sherrell
and Bud Minze of Streetman and Bobbie and David Fondren of Frisco;
grandchildren, Cindy and Wayne Pair and Brian and Amy Pillans, all
of Corsicana, Eric and Stephanie Minze of Fairfield, Adam and Linda
Minze of Plattsmouth, Neb., Mindy and John Hunt of Bradford,
Cherrilyn and Jay Robertson of Fairfield, Robby and Selene Pillans
of Winkler, Jay and Anne Fondren of Robinson, Katie Fondren of Allen
and Jobeth Fondren of Frisco; 26 great-grandchildren; two
great-great-grandchildren; brother, Jack Pillans of Corsicana;
sisters-in-law, Frances Pillans of Streetman and Joyce Pillans of
Winkler; brothers-in-law and their wives, James and Dorothy Hodge of
Corsicana and Richard and Jeanie Hodge of Wooster, Ark.; numerous
nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Memorials may be sent to
New Hope Baptist Church, P.O. Box 215, Streetman, TX 75859.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home