Dec 17, 2008 - Dec 17, 2008
Matthew Ryan Beck, infant, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, in
Fort Worth. He was born Dec. 17, 2008, in Fort Worth to Stephanie
Arnett and Jacob Beck. He is survived by parents, Stephanie Arnett
and Jacob Beck of Corsicana; brother, Logan Rodriguez; grandparents,
Diane Arnett, Travis Arnett, and Renee and Chris Raborn; aunts,
Chrystal Raborn, Taylor and Alex Arnett; and uncle, Rickey
Beck.Graveside service will be 10 a.m. today at
Cemetery. “Sweet child we never really got to know. It’s hard
for us to let you go. We waited and we wanted you. We had so many
dreams for you. We think of smiles we’ll never really see. We think
of events that will never be. There is no first steps or no first
teeth. There is only a void and our grief. We planned to take you
places far and near. We yearned to keep you safe from fear. We hoped
to show you much of you new world. We wanted to teach you as your
life untwirled. It’s hard to understand why you died. We feel so
numb, many tears we cried. We have so many questions and no answers
seem to come. We tried so hard to save you but nothing could be
done. God, we stand before you broken hearted and ask you to heal
these lives that must be parted from this little one that we can no
longer hold. Who will always be a part of us, even when we grow old.
God, take this child in your loving arms. No more can he suffer any
harm. Bless him always and bless us, too. Be with us, and help us to
make it through.” Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
May 30, 1934 - Dec 19, 2008
A. Corley, 74, passed away in Dallas on Friday, Dec. 19,
2008. He was born May 30, 1934, to D.A. and Francie Corley
in Weches. James was married at age 17 to his high school
sweetheart Mary Alice Williams, who preceded James in death
in 1989. James drove for Coca-Cola for 19 years and then was
a correctional officer at Texas Department of Corrections
for 14 years. He enjoyed fishing and tinkering in his
workshop. James was an avid reader in history, politics, and
philosophy, and loved to debate current events. Surviving
James are his wife, Vi Corley; one daughter, Jamie F. Holzer
and her husband Peter of Corpus Christi; two sons, Randy
Corley and his wife Sandy of Houston and Keith Corley and
his wife Tina of Keller; seven grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert Corley and Leroy
Corley; and numerous nieces and nephews. James was preceded
in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Mary
Alice Williams; and his brother, Lloyd Corley. Visitation
will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. The
funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral
Home Chapel. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Sep 28, 1934 - Dec 18, 2008
Johnnie B. Holiman
Johnnie Beatrice Holiman, 74, of Kerens, passed away Thursday, Dec.
18, 2008 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born Sept. 28, 1934,
in Kerens to George and Linnie Glasgow Radney. She is survived by
her sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Howard Faughn of Kerens;
grandson and his wife, Kaell Mullen and Mindy Howell of Kerens;
grandson, Austin Mullen of Dallas; great-grandson, Jade Cole Mullen
of Kerens; and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will
receive visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Paschal Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will
follow at Kerens Cemetery.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens. ∞
abt 1920 - Dec 13, 2008
Dorothy M. Bradford, 88, of Corsicana passed away Saturday,
Dec. 13, 2008, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 11
a.m. today at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Earnest Betts
officiating. Interment will follow at
Samaria Cemetery in
Kerens. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.
abt 1927 - Dec 9, 2008
Alice Williams, 81, of Waukegan, Ill., passed away Tuesday,
Dec. 9, 2008, at Vista East Medical Center. Service will be 3 p.m.
today at Lifeline Fellowship Family Church, 5301 W. State Highway
31, Corsicana, with Elder Ernest McGilery officiating. Interment
will follow at Woodland
Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
abt 1951 - Dec 14, 2008
Mike Pringle, 57, of Tool passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008,
in Tool. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley
Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at
Resthaven Memorial Park
with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Memorial contributions
may be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222
Welborn St., Dallas, TX 75219. Arrangements by Corley Funeral
Janet Sullivan of Kerens passed away Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, in
Dallas. Memorial services were held Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Dallas
Dec 7, 1923 - Dec 19, 2008
Mr. Thomas Rudolph Lake, 85, of Corbet passed away on
Friday, Dec. 19, 2008 in Corbet. Visitation will be held
from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral
services will 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home
Chapel with the Rev. Robert Easterling officiating.
Interment will follow in the
Park. Pallbearers will Johnny Lake, Bobby Murphy, Josh
Bonner, Dan Coy, Lance Northen, and Charles Statham.
Honorary pallbearers will be G. W. Dixon, Irvin Phillips,
Leon Phillips, Oran Howell, Perry Murphy, and Dennis Redden.
He was born on Dec. 7, 1923 in Corbet. He was a veteran
having served his country in the U.S. Navy. He worked for
Southwest Construction in Dallas and retired after several
years of service. Later he enjoyed farming and ranching in
Corbet. He was a charter member of Community Baptist Church.
Mr. Lake was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances
Belt Lake; second wife, Gladys Marie Lake; parents, Thomas
and Katherine Lake; brothers, Grant, Wyatt and James Lake;
sister, Edith Thompson, and an infant sister. Survivors
include his son, Eddie York and wife Kay of Corsicana;
grandson, Jason York and wife Melani of Corsicana;
granddaughters, Hollie Hollis and husband Bobby of Pilot
Point and Dixie Forcht and husband Craig of Chelsea, Iowa;
grandson, Chris St. Clair and fiancé Tracey Neal of Waco;
seven great grandchildren, and one on the way;
sister-in-law, Sammie Pratt of Corsicana; brother-in-law,
Byron McDonald and wife Sandy of Kerens; and numerous nieces
and nephews. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Tiny Zueteau Patrick
Oct 11, 1920 - Dec 20, 2008
Tiny Zueteau Patrick “Pat” Spiller died peacefully in
her sleep Saturday morning, Dec. 20, 2008 at Heritage Oaks
Retirement Village in Corsicana. Born Oct. 11, 1920 in
Johnson County, she was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson
Patrick and Nancy Elnora Richeson. She grew up in West Texas
where she graduated from Snyder High School in 1936. She
worked for the federal government in Fort Worth during World
War II and married Roland L. Spiller in 1946. She continued
working for Civil Service throughout her life until she
retired in the early 1980’s. She then worked for H and R
Block for 15 years. After serving as an Army wife for more
than 20 years, she settled with her husband in Copperas
Cove, where she was active in Grace United Methodist Church
and in the Friends of the Copperas Cove Public Library. She
was preceded in death by her husband, Roland Leon Spiller;
and brother, Jalmer Patrick. She is survived by son, Ronald
L. Spiller and wife Kay of Edinboro, Pa; daughter, Patricia
Ann Spiller of Corsicana; granddaughter, Sharon Spiller of
Erie, Pa; granddaughter Elizabeth Roper and husband Marty of
Houston; brother, Jasper Patrick of McKinney; plus numerous
nieces and nephews. Visitation will be noon to 1 p.m.
Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 1 p.m.
Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. J.D. Patrick of
McKinney officiating. Interment will follow at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to First United Methodist Church of Corsicana,
or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Corley
June 27, 1935 - Dec 20, 2008
Dorothy Vacek, 73, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Dec.
20, 2008 at her home. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday
at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. A Rosary service will be
held at 7 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in
Corsicana. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana.
Interment will follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in
East Bernard. Dorothy was born June 27, 1935 to Frank John
and Erma Annie Hoerig Barta. She fell in love with home
economics after taking her first course in 1948. She
enrolled in Wharton County Junior College in 1953, and
during orientation met a young man named Jerome Vacek. They
were both enrolled in a dance class, and three times a week
Jerome asked her to dance. He proposed to her on New Year’s
Eve, 1955. They were blessed with three children. Dorothy
taught Home Economics for 44 years in El Campo, New
Braunfels and at the Corsicana Independent School District.
During her years in education, she won numerous awards and
honors.Upon retiring from the CISD in 2005, Dorothy opened
up an antique and gift shop in downtown Corsicana, and
became involved with the Downtown Merchants Association, and
very active with the Corsicana/Navarro County Chamber of
Commerce. Dorothy and Jerome loved to travel and spend time
with their family. They became tour directors and took small
groups to see many parts of the world.She was preceded in
death by her parents; brother, Raymond Barta; sister, Joyce
Barta Ritter Roessing; and nephew, Dustin Barta. Survivors
include her loving husband of 53 years, Jerome; sister,
Katherine Barta Cook and husband John; brother, Frank Barta
and wife Kathy; sister, Mary Gonzales and husband Tom;
sister, Janice Nelson and husband Perry; brother, John Barta
and wife Debbie; daughters, Michelle Vacek Carpenter and
husband Richard; Lisa Vacek Boesen and husband Mike; son,
Chip Vacek and wife Page; nine grandchildren; six great
grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of
flowers, memorials are suggested to the James L. Collins
Catholic School. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Sept 9, 1958 - Dec 21, 2008
Charlotte Ann Armstrong, 50 of Corsicana, passed away Dec. 21,
2008.She was born Sept. 9, 1958 in Corsicana to Wayne and Thelma
Richards. She is survived by parents Wayne and Thelma Richards of
Corsicana; sons Jason Richards and wife Chelsey of Barry, and Philip
Armstrong and wife Amanda of Hurst; daughter Misti Gonzales of
Corsicana; brothers David Richards and wife Donna of Corsicana, and
Randy Richards and wife Kim of Blooming Grove; sister Denise Blase;
and husband Gary of Houston; and grandchildren Tristen, Braeden and
Peyton. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton
Chapel with Rev. Bryan Connally officiating. Burial will follow at
Pallbearers will be Jordan Richards, Shane Richards, Dale Mize, Gary
Blase, Tony Gonzales and Mayson Pryor. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
March 6, 1929 - Dec 22, 2008
Frances LaVerne Stewart, 79, passed away Monday, Dec. 22,
2008, at her home in Port Mansfield. Graveside service will be held
at 10:30 a.m. today at Raymondville Memorial Park Cemetery with Len
Powell officiating. Pallbearers will be Charlie Stewart, John
Stewart, Cody Stewart, Buddy Salmon, Frank Romano, Milton Snell and
Greg Stewart. Mrs. Stewart was born March 6, 1929, in Silver City.
She was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church of Lyford. She
enjoyed gardening, flowers and quilting. She is survived by her
husband, Charlie E. Stewart of Port Mansfield; one son, John
(Laurie) Stewart of Aransas Pass; one daughter, Sybil Naumer of
Glorieta, N.M.; seven grandchildren, Fran Morel, Cody Stewart, Danny
Stewart, Billie Allison Lilly, Greg Stewart, Andrea Stewart and
Angela Lourenco; three brothers, Don Williams and Kenneth Williams,
both of McKinney, and Billy Williams of Waco; three sisters,
Christine Reckley and Delores Joles, both of Corsicana, and Carolyn
Nash of Longview; and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by her son, Doug Stewart; two brothers, Bob and Jim
Williams; and one sister, Sue Williams Arp. Arrangements by
Duddlesten Funeral Home, Raymondville.
May 12, 1872 - Feb 11, 1954
Rites Set Saturday
Funeral services will be held Saturday for Samuel J.
Thigpen, 81, retired hotel operator who died Thursday night
at his home, 4409 Colgate [Park Cities Dallas TX]. He had
been in ill health since his retirement in 1942.
The Rev. H. E. Fowler will conduct rites at 10 a.m. in
Ed C. Smith & Bro. Funeral Chapel, 1811 Ross.
He was born in Raymond, Miss., and began his hotel career in
Vicksburg, Miss., in 1901. Moving to Texas in 1920, he
settled in Corsicana and built the
Thigpen came to Dallas in 1935 and managed the Oxford Hotel
for many years.
He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Restland Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. R. J. Demoye of
Dallas; a brother, Pooler Thigpen of Tuledo, La., and a
sister, Mrs. Grace McFarland of Raymond, Miss.
Oct 20, 1880 - May 4, 1951
Frederick Ross, passed away Friday. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ollie
Brown, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Norman Cates, Dallas; Mrs. James
Taylor, Joseph City, Ariz; two sisters, Mrs. A. S. Handley,
Corsicana; Mrs. Claude Hightower, Winters, Texas; two brothers C. O.
Brown, Frost; W. J. Brown, Corsicana, Texas. Services
Weiland-Merritt Funeral Chapel, Sunday 1 p.m., the Rev. D. C. Ham
officiating. Interment Frost
Cemetery, Frost Texas.
Ross Brown Dies In Dallas Friday
Frederick Ross Brown, formerly of Frost, died in Dallas, Friday.
Funeral services will be held from the Weiland-Merritt Funeral
Chapel Sunday at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the Frost
Sunday at 4 p.m. The rites will be
conducted by Rev. D. C. Ham.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ollie Brown, Dallas; two daughters,
Mrs. Norman Cates, Dallas, and Mrs. James Taylor, Joseph City,
Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. A. S. Handley, Corsicana, and Mrs.
Claude Hightower, Winters; two brothers, C. O. Brown, Frost, and
W. J. Brown, Corsicana.
McCormick’s handle arrangements at Frost.
Nov 14, 1892 - Apr 26, 1942
MITCHELL - Lee S., 41, residence 3449 Binkley. Survivors,
wife, Mrs. Gladys Mitchell; two sons, Lee Roy and Robert Allen
Mitchell; daughter, Suzanne Mitchell, Dallas; mother, Mrs. Susan J.
Mitchell; three sisters, Mrs. W. J. Holcomb, Miss Catherine Mitchell
of Frost, Texas; Mrs. Ora Mitchell, Oklahoma City; three brothers,
J. L., A. F., and E. H. Mitchell, Frost, Texas. Services Weiland's
Funeral Church, 11:30 a.m., Monday, Dr. Marshall Steel officiating.
Interment Grove Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers: J. Frank Slay, W. G.
Noble, L. Y. Newman, J. R. Cobb, M. L. Middleton, Hoyt A. Armstrong.
Weiland's Service, 2909 Live Oak, T-3-8141
Ozell (Ramage) Cagle
Jul 14, 1898 - Feb 9, 1975
Mrs. Lera O., 2601 Alabama. Survived by husband, James Arthur Cagle,
Dallas; daughters, Mrs. H. C. McGraw, Dallas, Mrs. W. H. Jackson,
Arlington, Mrs. Jerry Morris, Blooming Grove, Texas; brothers James
A Cagle, Duncanville, Jerry Ray Cagle, Frost, Texas, Charles A.
Cagle, Hawaii, Joe Cagle, Healdsburg, California, D. R. Cagle,
Mobile, Alabama; sisters, Mrs. John Boyd, Corsicana, Miss Ona Bell
Ramage, Marble Falls. Soureon Ramage, Canyon, Texas; thirty-six
grand children; thirty-seven great-grandchildren Services 2 p.m.
Tuesday LAUREL LAND MEMORIAL CHAPEL, S. R. L. Thornton at Laurel
Land Road, Rev. Jack Frazier officiating. Interment
Frost Cemetery, Frost,
Texas; with a graveside services at 4:30 p.m.
LAUREL LAND-RESTLAND FUNERAL HOME
S. Thornton at Laurel Land Rd. 371-1335
A. J. Hook
Apr 18, 1847 - Sep 22, 1933
HOOK - Corsicana, Texas, Sept 22. - A. J. Hook, 86,
Confederate Veteran, long
prominent in the United Confederate Veterans and commander for
several years, member of the I. O. O. F., died Friday morning after
a short illness, and the funeral was held Friday afternoon at
Surviving are two sons, Ernest Hook, and Robert Hook, both of
Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Mattie Burns, Teague; six grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
A. J. HOOK NAMED COMMANDER CAMP
A. J. Hook was re-elected commander of Camp Winkler, U. C. V. at a
meeting of the organization held at the Chamber of Commerce Saturday
afternoon at 2 o’clock. Other officers elected were W. C. Terry,
first lieutenant; W. C. Ingram, second lieutenant; W. C. Ingram,
second lieutenant; M. J. Parnell, chaplain; Mrs. Frank Kerr,
assistant commander; Mrs. Marion Martin, adjutant and Mrs. N.
Morrison, assistant adjutant.
A resolution committee composed of J. R. Noble, M. J. Parnell and
Mr. Wolfe was also appointed.
A vote of thanks was extended Mrs. W. A. Hammett, retiring adjutant
and Mrs. W. K. Steele, retiring assistant adjutant, for their
faithful services during the past year.
The routine business of the camp was conducted and plans perfected
for the coming year before adjournment.
Membership in the camp is rapidly diminishing. There are now only 14
members on roll, Mr. Hook stated after the meeting.
FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON
FOR A. J. HOOK
Funeral services for A. J. Hook, 86, Confederate veteran and
commander of Camp Winkler, Confederate Veterans, who died at his
home on West Sixth avenue Friday morning at 3 o’clock after a short
illness, were held at
Friday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock where interment was made. The
services were conducted by Rev. M. J. Parnell, retired Methodist
Protestant minister and Confederate veteran and by the Corsicana
Lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F. of which the deceased had been a long time
Surviving are two sons, Ernest Hook and Robert Hook, both of
Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Mattie Burns, Teague; six grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home.
Feb 10, 1873 - Apr 7, 1944
Mrs. Ella Smith Buried
CORSICANA, Texas, April 9. - Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Smith,
71, who died in Dallas Friday, were held at the Frost Methodist
Church Saturday with burial in
Frost Cemetery. Prior to moving to Dallas a few years ago, she
had lived in Frost for many years.
Surviving are two sons, Clyde Smith, Frost, and Tom Smith, Waco;
three daughters, Mrs. Ray Chunn, Waco; Mrs. Jewel Jackson, Dallas,
and Mrs. Jerry Smith, Frost; two grandchildren, two sisters and a
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. ELLA
SMITH WERE HELD T FROST
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Smith, aged 71, long-time resident of
Frost, who died in Dallas early Friday morning, were held Saturday
afternoon at 2 o’clock, with burial in
Frost Cemetery. She had made
her home in Dallas for the past several years.
Surviving are two sons, Clyde Smith, Frost, and Tom Smith, Waco;
three daughters, Mrs. Ray Chunn, Waco; Mrs. Jewel Jackson, Dallas,
and Mrs. Jerry Smith, Frost; two grandchildren, two sisters who
reside in Tennessee; a half-brother, Everett Sheppard, Dallas; a
niece, Mrs. C. O. Curington, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Miranda Leona (Sheppard) Bason
Dec 26, 1872 - Aug 13, 1949
Mrs. Miranda Bason
FROST, Texas. Aug. 17, Mrs. Miranda Bason, 77, former resident here,
was buried Tuesday in Frost
Cemetery after funeral services at the Baptist Church.
SHe was the widow of George Bason. She had resided for twenty years
at Las Cruces, where she died.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Oscar Wilson and Mrs. Birdie
Gill, both of Las Cruces, N.M. and Mrs. Mollie Graves of Waco, and
two sons, R. O. Bason of Las Cruces, and John Bason of Dallas.
Sep 9, 1885 - Nov 18, 1954
Carl West Services Conducted at Frost
CORSICANA, Texas. Carl West, reared at Frost, died Friday in Hearne.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Keathley and Mrs. Claude
Tullos, both of Frost.
- Dallas Morning News - April 10, 1944
- Submitted by
- Death Certificate shows he was interred in Hearne, TX, no
marker found for him at Frost but his parents and some siblings
are buried there.
Carl West Rites
Held At Frost
Carl West, a former resident of
the Frost community, died at
Hearne Friday morning.
Graveside services were held at
the Frost Cemetery Saturday at
2 p.m. The rites were conducted
by Rev. Milton Slayden, pastor
of the Frost Methodist church.
Survivors include two sisters,
Mrs. Pearl Keathley and Mrs.
Claude Tullos, both of Frost.
McCormick Funeral Service directed..
May 16, 1911 - Sept 12, 1988
Martin Dawson, 77, of Blooming Grove, died Sept. 12, 1988, at
Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Don
Elrod officiating. Burial will be in
Frost Cemetery. He is
survived by his wife Ida M. Dawson, of Blooming Grove; son and
daughter-in-law, Dan and Ann Dawson, of De Soto; two sisters, Eloise
Brooks, of Georgetown, and Evelyn Hawkins, of Austin; two
grandchildren, Dana Curry, of De Soto, and Dione Farmer, of
Corsicana; three great-grandchildren; and two nieces. Pallbearers
will be Mayse Bruton, F. H. Scott, Buddy Brown, Roy Kennedy, Dick
Marszalek and Gordon Griffin.
- My Uncle Morton Dawson is the son of Royal Archibald
"Roy" Dawson and Sallie Joan (Hosser) Dawson
- Submitted by
Claude B. Riles
abt 1907 - Dec 21, 2008
Claude B. Riles, 101, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec.
21, 2008, at his residence. Funeral service will be 11 a.m.
Saturday at Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 S. Fifth St.,
with Pastor Larry L. Polk Sr. officiating. Interment will
follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be
grandsons Carnease Conley, Eddie Malone III, Frederick
Riles, Glen Riles, Kevin Riles, Montriville Parson Riles,
Shawn Riles, Roderick Sutton, Tony Taylor, Cardale Tippens
and Rowlon Weaver Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be sons and
sons-in-law. Mr. Riles was born Nov. 14, 1907, in Navarro. He
was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Willie Mae
Payne Riles; and four children, Clayetta Riles, Claude B.
Riles Jr., Montriville Riles and Larry B. Riles. Survivors
include 10 children, Jorene Riles Taylor, Joyce Riles
Weaver, Lavern Riles Tippens (Gene), Frederick Riles, Leroy
Riles (Mildred), Jerry Riles (Janet), Ruby Riles Nathan,
Marsha Riles Harris (Jimmy Lee), Linda Riles Conley
(Charles), and Roslyn Riles Sutton (Ricky). Mr. Riles was
blessed to live a long life and to see six generations; 75
grandchildren including a special granddaughter who was
reared as a daughter, Gelesta Riles Kamau; one
brother-in-law, Robert Payne; one sister-in-law, Jewel
Riles; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Dr. Joyce May Adams Robinson
July 9, 1951 - Dec 22, 2008
Joyce May Adams Robinson
Dr. Joyce May Adams Robinson, 57, passed away on Monday,
Dec. 22, 2008, at her residence. She was born on July 9,
1951, in Rochester, N.H. She was a doctor of veterinary
medicine. Dr. Robinson was cremated and no services are
planned at this time. She is survived by her husband, Lew
Robinson; son, Micheal Smith and wife Ann of Rochester, N.H.;
son, Joshua Smith of Rochester, N.H.; son, Steven Robinson
and wife Renata of Wildburg, Germany; daughter, Susan Smith
and husband Brant of Dover, N.H.; son, James Robinson of
Nottingham, N.H.; son, David Robinson of Kittery, Maine;
mother, Bertha Adams of Corsicana; brother, Kenneth Adams
Jr. and wife Jeanette of Rochester, N.H.; sister, Nancy
Boone and husband Chris of Corsicana; nine grandchildren and
numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be
made to the American Cancer Society, 1301 S. Broadway,
Tyler, TX 75701. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Joyce M. Robinson
Dr. Robinson (TEX '96), 57, Barry, Texas, died Dec. 22, 2008. She
owned Country Garden Veterinary Clinic, a small animal practice in
Dresden, Texas. Dr. Robinson is survived by her husband, Lew; five
sons; and a daughter. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer
Society, 1301 S. Broadway, Tyler, TX 75701.
Sep 11, 1920 – Dec 27, 2008
Earnest Byrd, 88, of Kerens passed away Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 at
ETMC Hospital in Athens. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. today at
Eureka Cemetery with Kyle Bird officiating. Earnest was born Sept.
11, 1920 in Corsicana to Emmit and Louella Byrd. During
II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from the 21st of October
1942 to the 15th of November 1945. He owned and operated Byrd
Petroleum and Auto Supply in Kerens from the late 1940s to when he
retired in 1985.He is preceded in death by his older sister, Louise
Jamison, and younger sister, Lucille Earley, also of Kerens. He is
survived by daughter Ann Simmons; sons Ronnie, Mike and Kyle Byrd;
12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by
Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
May 20, 1926 - June 16, 2008
Geraldine Glen Byrd, 82, of Corsicana, TX passed peacefully on June
16, 2008. She was born on May 20, 1926 in Borger, TX. She was
preceded in death by her parents John Livesay and Ella Livesay. She
is survived by her sisters; Mary Bann of Petal, Missouri and
Kathleen Price of Lubbock, TX. Visitation will be held Thursday from
6pm-8pm at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 2pm at
Oakwood Cemetery on
Friday June 20, 2008. Services will be officiated by Bishop John
Ethel Louise (Peck) Capps
Oct 10, 1927 - Dec 27, 2008
Louise Peck Capps, 81, of Corsicana, passed away on
Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 at Trinity Mother Francis Hospital
in Tyler after a sudden illness. She was born on October
Oct. 10, 1927 in Baxter Springs, Kan. She held a Master's
Degree in Science and was a teacher both in spirit and
profession. Ethel was an avid bridge player, playing every
Monday at Kinsloe House, with the 4 B's, as a guest at the
Country Club and occasionally as a substitute for other
groups around town. Many copies of her best novel, “Picking
up the Pieces,” which was published by “autherHouse,” are
still available. Copies of the other stories that she wrote
can be checked out at the public library. She was a former
member of the Writers Club and the Pan American Club. She is
survived by four sons, Terry Capps of Corsicana, Jim Capps
of Austin, Roy Capps of Fairfield and Don Capps of Plano; 10
grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. It was her wish
to be cremated and for a private memorial service to be held
at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation
to the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Regina Beth (Mandrell) Craft
Oct 6, 1952 - Dec 27, 2008
Beth Mandrell Craft
Regina Beth Mandrell Craft was born on Oct. 6, 1952 to
Monroe Clark Mandrell and Margaret Evelyn Jones Mandrell.
She died at home on Dec. 27, 2008. Regina was married to
Alan Ray Craft on June 12, 1970 and was deeply devoted to
the marriage. Regina is survived by her only brother, Ivan
Clark Mandrell; her husband, Alan; two children, Lori Ann
Craft and James Alan Craft; two grandchildren, Isaiah Jacob
Craft and Caleb James Craft. Regina was a lifetime homemaker
dedicated to serving her husband and children. Regina was a
very private individual who suffered with many medical
problems for which no cure was available, complaining only
to her lifetime partner, Alan. She had a very strong
spiritual conviction and loved southern gospel music. Regina
was hard to get to know, but was a friend for life if given
the opportunity. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today
at the Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 N.
IH-35, in Pflugerville. Funeral services will be held on
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at 10 a.m. at Austin Cornerstone
Church, 1101 Reinli St., Austin. Graveside services and
burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Irene, Texas at the
Salem-Irene Cemetery in Hill County, next to her mother and
father. Arrangements by Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral
Anne (Collins) Webber
1919 - Dec 26, 2008
Collins Webber passed at Parkwood Nursing Home in Bedford on
Friday, Dec. 26, 2008. Visitation will be 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are 2 p.m.
Thursday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B. F.
Risinger Jr. officiating. Internment will follow at
Cemetery in Streetman. She was the daughter of Will and Mary Lella Slade Collins of Streetman. Born in Fairfield in 1919,
she graduated from the Scott and White School of Nursing.
Upon graduation Anne joined the Army Nurse Corps. She served
as an Army RN in a field hospital in England during
War II. Cpt. John D. Webber, of Buffalo, N.Y. proposed to
Anne and they were the second couple married in Germany
after the Great War. Anne was an Army wife for 22 years. As
an Army wife her travels lead her to Germany, Yokohama,
Japan, the Panama Canal Zone, Panama and Guatemala. While
Anne was state-side she made her home in Ft Hood; Ft. Knox,
Ky.; Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.; Virginia and New Jersey. She
resided for many years in Houston and Corsicana. Anne was
preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and siblings,
Slade Collins of St. Louis, Mo., Will Collins of Houston,
Issie Collins of Sweeny, Ruth Collins of Navarro, and Mary
and Martha Collins of Corsicana. Survivors include her
brother, Major Collins of Houston; and her three children,
Nancy W. Deming of Michigan, John Daniel Webber III of
Colleyville, and James David Webber, currently serving in
Iraq. Anne's grandchildren are Carrie Anniece Deming and
Matthew Dennis Deming and his wife Fanasy Prokop Deming of
Jackson, Miss. Anne has two great grandchildren, John Ethan
Deming and Whittman Slade Deming of Mississippi. The family
would like to acknowledge Glenda Webber, wife of David, for
her love and care of their Mother in the last years of her
life, and Glenda's children David Oliver and Lindsey Oliver
as well. In lieu of flowers memorials contributions may be
given to Birdston Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 156,
Streetman, TX 75859; or the Alzheimer Foundation of America,
322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Arrangements
by Corley Funeral Home.
"Susie" (Massey ) Ganze
Nov 18, 1957 - Dec 28, 2008
Dianna (Susie) Ganze of Purdon passed away Sunday, Dec. 28,
2008 in Ruidoso, New Mexico on vacation with her family.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 10
a.m. Friday with Rev. Harry Hollingsworth officiating at
Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Internment will follow at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat. She was born to Don and
Doreena Massey of Corsicana on Nov. 18, 1957. She married
her loving husband, Randy Ganze, on June 25, 1976. She and
Randy co-owned and operated Randy’s Electric in Corsicana
for 14 years. She is survived by her parents, Don and
Doreena Massey; her husband Randy; her children, Jeffrey and
Britni of Leander, and Dustin and Tonya of Corsicana;
grandson Hayden, and sisters, Debbie Dixon and Donna
Scruggs. Other survivors include six nieces, six nephews and
countless other friends and loved ones. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be given to Pursley Baptist
Church or St. Luke United Methodist Church of Corsicana.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Walter Carl George
abt 1941 - Dec 26, 2008
Walter Carl George
Walter Carl George, 67, passed away Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 in
Dallas. The Homegoing Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday
at Golden Gate Funeral Home, 4155 South R. L. Thornton
Freeway in Dallas. He was born Sept. 3, 1941 in Navarro
County. Survivors include his wife, Anna George.
Arrangements by Golden Gate Funeral Home, Dallas.
Mary Elizabeth (Patrick) Giesler
abt 1915 - Dec 30, 2008
Mary Elizabeth Patrick Giesler, 93, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30,
2008 in Corsicana. Mary was a member of Circle 5 at the First
Methodist Church of Corsicana, the Literary Club and the Pan
American Round Table. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday,
Jan. 2, 2009 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services
will be held in Hillcrest Cemetery in Temple at 11 a.m. Saturday,
Jan. 3, 2009. She will be buried alongside her devoted late husband,
Leonard D. Giesler, who worked many years for the Ford Motor Company
in liaison with Ford Dealers in the Houston-South Texas area. “Mary
Pat,” born Aug. 19, 1915 in Waco, was the daughter of A.N.S. Patrick
and Effie Lee Middleton. Her father worked 45 years for the Southern
Pacific Railroad, and the Patrick family lived in Waco, Shreveport,
Corpus Christi and Brownsville. Brown-eyed Mary, 5 feet, 2 inches,
110 pounds, graduated in 1933 from Byrd High School in Shreveport,
where she was a member of the National Honor Society, Class Officer,
Most Popular girl, Mardi Gras princess, and Princess Tyler Rose
Festival. She represented Corpus Christi at the San Antonio Battle
of Flowers. After graduating from the Brownsville Junior College,
she studied in Houston to be a legal secretary. Her first job was
with a prominent Brownsville attorney. Mary Pat worked for Pan
American Airways in Brownsville as secretary to the company chief
pilot. She scheduled all the company pilot flight times. This busy
job led her career to Houston, Miami, New York and Europe. Her
airplane visits to Central and South America were before flying
comforts and good safety measures. Mary Pat’s career and personal
travels let her joyfully sit alongside pilots steering “Flying
Boats” embarking San Francisco to points in Asia. She rode alongside
pilots into London, Rome and Paris. She was in Berlin immediately
after the “Berlin lift” ended. She participated in the last landing
of Pan American Airways. Mary was preceded in death by her brother,
James W. Patric, and his wife, Jane McGinley Patrick of League City,
Texas. She is survived by her brother, Arthur Patrick Jr. and his
wife, Doris Ivy Patrick of Richland; their son, Stephen M. Patrick
of Santa Fe, N.M.; their daughter Ann S. Littrell and her husband
Lee Edward Littrell and children Selena Nan Mathis and “Lee” Rusty
Littrell Jr. of Corsicana. She is also survived by her beloved
nephews, Robert Scott Patrick and his wife, Linda Wheeler Patrick of
Deer Park; J.M. Patrick and son Shane of Houston; and cherished
friend from childhood, Dorothy Tomme Morgan of Corsicana. The family
expresses their love and thanks to Debra Evans and Loretta
Beauchamp, and many others to numerous to list for “Aunt Mary’s”
many years of good and loving care. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Tiara Charnae Brown
abt 1988 - Dec 26, 2008
Tiara Charnae Brown, 20, of Milford passed Dec. 26, 2008.
She was a sophomore at Navarro College in Corsicana.
Survivors include her mother, Tommie Yolanda Gaines of
Milford; father, Otis Reed Hall of Dallas; sister, Leandra
Nicole Brown of Milford; two nieces, Kayleana Shardae Brown
and Brooklyn Latrice Washington; grandmothers, Lola Mae
McKnight of Dallas, Norma Jean Daniels of Corsicana and
Gladys Hall of Dallas; and a host of family and friends.
Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Friday in the Allene
Thomas Retirement Suite I at Community Funeral Home and
Florist, 1412 MLK Jr. Blvd. in Waxahachie. Funeral services
will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 610
Dyfed Rd. in Milford. Arrangements by Community
Funeral Home and Florist, Waxahachie.
George Calvin Caperton, Sr.
Feb 22, 1931 - Dec 31, 2008
Calvin Caperton, Sr
George Calvin Caperton Sr., 77, of Corsicana passed away
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008. George was born to Iva Mae
Gaddy-Caperton and Ernest Calvin “Sonny” Caperton in
Monticello, Ark. on Feb. 22, 1931.Life in Monticello for
George was much akin to life in Mayberry with memories of
local and colorful citizens such as Fuzz and Noel and boys
of the Monticello Baptist Home, and where life consisted of
paper routes, working gas stations and Clay’s Grocery,
hanging out at the town square after dark, mules, farming,
house painting, rubber drives, paper drives, and metal
drives for the war effort. There was time for family and
friends and good food and enough money for a Hershey Bar and
a Coke at the Monticello Drug. And getting around the
community by walking and bicycle, and later drives to the
great Mississippi River. A good life for a young boy that
later became a good and great man, husband, father,
grandfather, great grandfather, and friend to so many, many
people. If he liked you, he liked you, and he practically
liked everyone. George married his high school sweetheart,
Doris Evelyn Schooley, on Dec. 11, 1950 while in the U.S.
Air Force serving as Military Police in Panama City, Fla.
and Port Orena, Calif. After returning to Monticello he
received his education at Monticello A and M. George and
Doris moved their family of three girls at the suggestion of
a boyhood friend who had preceded them to Mesquite, and
George Calvin (Bud) Caperton Jr. was born in 1961 in
Terrell. George became Assistant Tax Collector for Mesquite.
In 1965 he was offered and accepted a position as Corsicana
School Tax Assessor. In the years that followed he became
Chief Appraiser of Navarro County until retirement. George
was a longtime member of the Lion’s Club, Dad’s Club at
schools and also a colorful character in his own right at
local and various “coffee associations” such places as
Douglas’s, the old What-a-Burger, various Shell Stations
about town, Braum’s, and lest we forget Buck Hamilton’s
north and south of town where they would cook and eat the
most unusual things. You were impolite to ask questions. He
was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Doris Evelyn;
second son, David Foud; and brother, Teet Caperton. George
is survived by his children and their spouses,
grandchildren, and great grandchildren: Diane and Dieter
Meins of Dawson, Wanda and Mike Sims of Spring, Kathy and
Mackie Robinson of Streetman, and Bud and Rena Caperton of
Corsicana; grandchildren, Margaret and Brian Peters of
Crowley, Sonny and Michelle Sims of Spring, Stuart Sims of
Spring, Micah and Steve Clark of Groesbeck, Michael Kormos
of Corsicana, Tony and Christina Kormos of Corsicana,
Candice and Clint Elliott of Streetman, Sarah Sims of
Spring, David Caperton of Bristol, and Walker Caperton of
Corsicana; great grandchildren, Seth, Tyler, Garrett,
Gregory, Audrey, Rivers, Holden, Cody, and Kimber. He is
also survived by cousins, Marilynn, Martha Sue, and Libby of
Arkansas; brothers-in-law, Billy and Noel of Arkansas; and
numerous nieces and nephews in Arkansas, Georgia, and
Tennessee. George loved and worried about his family and
knew family came first, and did his very best to care for
them and yet never intervened or criticized. George loved
his friends too, especially those he referred to as
“painters and liars.” He believed in making do with what he
had and if he couldn’t fix or repair it he then could manage
to do without it. He had no fondness of buying new things
(except for his passion for new gadgets and gizmos from
Sears). We have all learned something of value from George,
each in so many ways. We’ll miss his stories and
recollections of the simple life pleasures and memories he
shared with everyone. Life was good for George as it is for
all his family. George Caperton will be sorely missed by
everyone. We Love you Daddy. Visitation will be held from 6
to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral
services will be held at graveside at 2 p.m. Saturday at
Oakwood Cemetery with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Serving
as pallbearers will be Mackie Robinson, Dieter Meins, Sonny
Sims, Stuart Sims, David Caperton and Steve Clark. Honorary
pallbearers will be Paschall Nichols, Wilmer Hale, Dwight
Farmer, Brian Peters, Clint Elliott and Charlie Caperton.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Charles H. "Bud" Cappallo
March 1, 1923 - Dec 31, 2008
Charles “Bud” H. Cappallo, 85, of Corsicana passed away peacefully
on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Monday
at Eureka United Methodist Church. Bud Cappallo was born on March 1,
1923, in Albany N.Y. He was an avid golfer who loved camping,
fishing, and hunting. Bud and his wife Jane taught line dancing for
years in Grapevine. He loved to play his harmonica and work in his
vegetable garden. He was a 32nd degree Mason, and member of the
Schoadak Union Lodge No. 87 for over 30 years. He served in the
Coast Guard in World War II. Bud always had a big smile and loved to
make people laugh. Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Harold
and Francis Cappallo; wife,
Edna Jane; and sisters, Virginia McClune
and Gladys Messier. Survivors include his son, Robert Sr. and wife
Sherry; grandchildren, Robert Jr., Brian and wife Kristin Cappallo,
and Michael Cappallo; great-grandchildren, Alexis and Blake Cappallo;
nieces, Francis Bates, and Joan Asku; and nephews, William McClune,
and Joseph Belcastro. Arrangements by Forest Ridge Funeral Home,
Charlie Lee Flynn
June 6, 1923 - Dec 31, 2008
Charlie Lee Flynn passed from this life to his eternal rest
on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008. He was born June 6, 1923, in
Navarro County. On June 21, 1943, Charlie married Margie
French. After he returned from overseas, they made their
home in their native Navarro County. On June 21, 2008, they
celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Mr. Flynn served
his country for over eight years in the U.S. Army. For 11
months on the USS Thompson Lykes, he docked in various North
and Central American ports including the Panama Canal as
well as many in England, western Africa, and Egypt while
protecting various other U.S. ships as they sailed the
Atlantic, Caribbean, etc. He made the Normandy Invasion onto
Omaha Beach on his 21st birthday June 6, 1944, and continued
into Germany via France, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, and
others. Always a strong supporter of education, like many of
his generation, Mr. Flynn used the GI Bill to further his
education while supporting his family. He was a graduate of
Navarro Junior College with an Associate in Business
Administration degree towards his bachelor’s degree. Charlie
L. Flynn, “C.L.,” retired from Lone Star Gas after 36 years
on Jan. 27, 1989. While he held numerous positions with the
company, he retired as a diagnostic technician for the
western section of Navarro County. After retirement, he and
Margie were to become part of the Texas Baptist Men’s
Builders, but cancer took its toll terminating exactly 17
years later to the day on Dec. 31, 2008.As an over 60-year
member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana, Mr. Flynn
served his God in many capacities including membership on
numerous committees, Boy Scout and Royal Ambassador leader,
and chaired the usher committee for over 24 years. Hobbies
included supporting his beloved wife and daughter in their
various enjoyments, semi-classical music, special home
cooking, animals and the great outdoors. As a sportsman, he
was a co-founder of the club which became the Heart of Texas
Silhouette Association. Charlie Lee Flynn was preceded in
death by his parents, Robert Steven Flynn and Annie Margaret
Henderson Flynn; a sister, Ruby Flynn Brown; and brothers,
Robert Steven, Johnny Carl, and Steven L. Flynn;
grand-niece, Megan Flynn; and nephew, Ricky Flynn. Survivors
include his wife, Margie French Flynn; daughter, Ailsa
Margette Flynn Anderson and husband, Guy W. Anderson Jr.;
foster son, John W. French Sr. and wife, Juanita, of Austin;
special nephew, Johnny Carl Flynn and wife, Elaine, of
Tahoka and their daughter, Kelly, of Fort Worth; special
neighbors, the Daniel Rivas family; sister, Annie Ruth Flynn
Robinson of Fairfield; sisters-in-law, Dorotha Hardin Flynn
of Tahoka and Lillie Keele Flynn of Dallas; nephews, Lloyd
Brown, Billy Brown, Larry Flynn and Randy Robinson; nieces,
Pat Flynn Parrott, Judy Robinson Perry, and Kay Flynn;
grand-nephew and nieces include, Steve Parrott, Paula
Parrott, and Susan Robinson; and numerous church, work and
sportsman friends. His Christ-like manner and nature is a
model to others for which to pattern their lives. A funeral
service will be held at 4 p.m. today in the chapel of First
Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. and
Dr. David Edwards. Interment will follow at
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be members of Mr. Flynn’s Sunday
school class: Joe Sims, Joe Bob Tekell, Nathan Benfield, Jon
Ed Ingram, Jay Justice, Norman Gilcrease, Tom Boyd, and
Wayne Rose. Honorary pallbearer will be Col. Joe Fogg
(retired). Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist
Church Missions Program, 510 West Collin Street, Corsicana,
TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Marcus Edwin Humbert
July 13, 1936 - Jan 1, 2009
Edwin Humbert was born on July 13, 1936, in Corsicana. He
left this earthly world and entered his eternal home on
Thursday Jan. 1, 2009, at the age of 72, surrounded by his
family. Though he will be missed, we celebrate his victory
and home-going after his courageous battle with cancer and
myasthenia gravis. His family cared for him and stayed by
his side through this fight. Marcus was preceded in death by
his parents, Cecil and Ida (Loftis) Humbert; and brother,
Jimmy David. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joyce
(Dyer) Humbert; daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Don
Crow Jr. of Waxahachie, Donna and Gaylon Whittenburg and
Dana and Cliff Lord of Corsicana; grandchildren, Don “Trey”
Crow III and Bridgett of Salina, Kan., Mark Crow and
Veronica of Palmer, Jeff and Dawn Roddy, Brandi and Sam
Wiggins, and Clayton and Colton Lord, all of Corsicana;
great-grandchildren, Madalyn, Carson and Lauren Crow of
Salina, Kan., Jaden and Ella Crow, Stefany and Hector Perez
of Palmer, Albert Fuller and Dalton Roddy, Anna Marie and
Delia Rose Wiggins, all of Corsicana; also honorary grandson
and great-grandson, Bobby and Brandon Whittenburg of
Corsicana; brother, William “Bill” and Lucy Humbert of
Corsicana; and sister, Kay Beth Jackson of Arlington. He has
a host of other family members, friends, and prayer warriors
who have all helped his homegoing be easier on those with
him. God truly blessed us with a wonderful Christian
husband, father, papaw, great-papaw, brother, uncle, friend,
and prayer warrior. The family would like to thank Hospice
of Cedar Lake for their care and kindness during this
difficult time. Special thank you to Phyllis Payne, RN, and
Shawnda Witherspoon, CNA, for their support, concern and
love shown to our family. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to First Baptist Church of Corsicana, American
Cancer Society, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, Hospice of
Cedar Lake or a charity of your choice. Visitation will be
held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, at
Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Trey Crow,
Mark Crow, Jeff Roddy, Bobby Whittenburg, Sam Wiggins,
Albert Fuller, Josh Jackson and Mark Jackson. Honorary
pallbearers will be Clayton Lord, Colton Lord, Dalton Roddy,
Carson Crow, Brandon Whittenburg, Randy Hughes and the Adult
Men’s Sunday School Class. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton
Oct 4, 1924 - Jan 3, 2009
Bonnie R. Cox, a loving and proud mom, a tolerant
mother-in-law, a devoted sister, a fun-loving aunt, and a
fabulous grand and great-grandmother passed from her earthly
duties to her much deserved reward early Saturday, Jan. 3,
2009. A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p. m. today, Sunday,
Jan. 4, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, while the Memorial
Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 5 at
Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana. Interment will be
later that day at Waco Memorial Park in Waco at 4 p.m.
Bonnie retired from the Social Security Administration after
30-plus years of service. But many will remember her as the
owner of the Merle Norman Cosmetic Boutique in Richland
Mall. She spent 10 happy years managing the store with her
dear friend, Hollie Hahn. Bonnie was born in Bell County,
Texas to Harvey and Eloise Renick, an early ranching family
of Killeen. She graduated from Killeen High School and
attended Temple Junior College. Bonnie married Lawrence Cox,
her high school sweetheart. The couple settled in Waco where
they reared Larry and Mike. They were active in all facets
of their children’s school-life at Midway. Bonnie and her
family were early members of the First Baptist Church of
Woodway. Bonnie was always an active church worker; in fact,
she had accrued the largest total of volunteer hours at
First Baptist before her move to Northside in Corsicana. She
continued her volunteer work in Corsicana giving unselfishly
of her time to the Red Cross and to the Care Center. Bonnie
was preceded in death by her mother, father, husband
Lawrence, and niece Janet Tynes. She is survived by her two
sons, Larry Cox and wife Barbara of Austin; Mike Cox and
wife Karen of Corsicana; as well as her two grandchildren,
Timothy Cox and wife Lori of Blanco, and Shawn Cox and
Hedwika of Houston; great-grandchildren Madelyn, Mason and
McCall of Blanco. Bonnie’s life was also blessed by her
sister Dorothy Blair, her grand-nieces Jennifer Burdette and
Jana White, their families, and her nephew Bill Blair and
his wife Jackie of Fort Worth. She is also survived by a
grand-nephew, Randy Blair of Fort Worth. We will miss her
beautiful, helping hands, her eagerness to teach and to
encourage, her unmatched energy to grasp life with a joyous
spirit, and her welcoming, hospitable smile, not to mention
her terrific cooking! Memorials may be made to the building
fund at Northside Baptist Church of Corsicana or to a
charity of your choice. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home, Corsicana
Harry Emery Aurand
Feb 28, 1936 - Jan 3, 2009
Harry Aurand passed away on January 3, 2009, at Harris Hospital.
Harry was born on February 28,1936 in Lutherburg, Pennsylvania. He
was an Electrical Mechanic for Bell Helicopter for over 20 years.
He is survived by his wife Veneta Valentine Aurand, daughter Tamela
Phelps of Euless, son Jeffrey Aurand of Ft. Worth, Granddaughters
Dannah Noel Stephanie Phelps,Jadie Phelps, and Taylor Phelps of
Euless, and Great Granddaughter Katie Noel of Euless, Sisters
Margaret "Peggy Aurand and Mary "Bonnie" Cooper of Du Boise,
A Funeral Service Will be held on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at The
Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Bill Honea
officiating. Pallbearers will be James McCoy, Mickey Lawson, Kenny
Williams, Mike Phelps, Jesse Nelan, Chris Noel, Jacob Bell, and
Elias Roman. Interment will be at
Mose Barney Swanson
June 4, 1948 - Jan 2, 2009
Mr. Mose Barney (M.B.) Swanson, 60, of Navarro passed away on
Friday, January 2, 2009 at his residence. He was born on June 4,
1948 in Corsicana, Texas.
He worked as an equipment operator in the Highline Construction
Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 2,
2009 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00
p.m. on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at the
Hopewell Cemetery with the
Rev. Wesley Coleson officiating.
Mr. Swanson was preceded in death by his Wife; Doris York Swanson,
Father; Hugh Edgar Swanson, Mother; Clara Stalter Cantrell, and a
Brother; Robert Swanson.
He is survived by his two daughters; Misty Swanson & Casey Taylor
both of Bakersfield, CA., Four Grandchildren, Brothers; Fred Swanson
of Grapeland, TX., Larry Swanson of Grapeland, TX., and Jerral
Swanson of Navarro, TX., numerous nieces, nephews, and extended
Betty Elizabeth Ann O'Pry
June 5, 1960 - Dec 23, 2008
Ms. Betty Elizabeth Ann O’Pry, 48, passed away in Corsicana Tuesday,
December 23, 2008. Graveside services will be at 3:00 P.M. Friday at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.
Garland Edward Abbe
Aug 1, 1943 - Dec 22, 2008
Mr. Garland Edward Abbe, 65, of Abilene passed away on Monday,
December 22, 2008 in Abilene. He was born on August 1, 1943 in Big
He worked as a truck broker.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December
24, 2008 at the St. Elmo Cemetery with the Rev. Frank Peugh
Edward David Freeman
June 6, 1844 - March 1924
Ed Freeman, a Confederate veteran and member
Winkler, died at his home near Purdon Sunday and the remains
were interred in the Younger cemetery yesterday afternoon. The
deceased had reached the ripe old age of eighty-four years and was
highly esteemed by all who knew him.
Lizzie (Dovell) White-Roberts
Sep 7, 1886 [note] - Mar 22, 1952
NOTE: the obituary and Death
Certificate both say she was 75 yrs old which would make her closer
to 1877 but both do have birth date of Sep 7, 1886
Services Sunday For Mrs. Roberts
Mrs. Lizzie Roberts, 75, died at 1000 N.
Main St. shortly after midnight Saturday morning.
Surviving are two sons, R. V. Roberts,
British Columbia, Canada, and D. D. Roberts, Olothe, Colo.; two
daughters, Mrs. J.
A. Farmer, Angus, and Mrs. E. D. Ladd, Fredno, Calif.; a sister,
Mrs. N. C. Minatra, Victoria; two brothers, A. M. Dovell, Grass
Valley, Calif., and E. A. Dovell, Oklahoma, and a number of
grandchildren, nieces and nephews. One granddaughter, Mrs. Walter
(Farmer) Stewart, resides in Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held from the
Griffen Chapel at 3 p.m. Sunday with burial in
The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. S.
Fisher, Methodist minister of Waxahachie, formerly of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Ocie W. Wilson, Hugh
Fullerton, Walter Castles, J. D. Dowd, L. V. Majors, and Horace
Mattie D. (Roberts) Metcalf
Oct 8, 1900 - Mar 15, 1942
Note: Death Certificate has DOB as Oct
5, 1899, Cemetery Records show Oct 8, 1900
Mrs. Mattie Metcalf Died Sunday; Burial
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Metcalf,
aged 42 years, who died Sunday at the P. and S. Hospital, were held
from the Corley Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The
rites were conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the North
Corsicana Methodist church.
Surviving are her husband, A. S. Metcalf,
Corsicana; four sons, Lloyd and Ralph Metcalf, both of Corsicana;
Albert Metcalf, Jr., Puerto Rico, US army, and Theodore Metcalf, US
air corps, San Antonio; a daughter,
Metcalf, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Lizzie Roberts, Corsicana;
three brothers, Ruben Roberts, Ontario, Canada; Chas. Roberts, New
York, and Dwayne Roberts, Pueblo, Colo., and two sisters,
Mrs. J. A. Farmer,
Corsicana, and Mrs. Louis Ladd, California.
Pallbearers were Farley McCarver, Robert
Smith, David Castles, J. A. Farmer, Hugh Fullerton and Isaac Levy.
[Mrs. J. A. Farmer]
ABT 1881 - Mar 1942
Mrs. J. A. Farmer Dies At Angus
Mrs. James A. Farmer, 61, died at the family
residence in the Angus community Monday afternoon. She was a native
Surviving are her husband of Angus; a
daughter, Mrs. Eva Lou Stewart, Angus; two sons, Major James W.
Farmer, US Army stationed in Germany, and Frank S. Farmer, Amarillo;
a sister, Mrs. Lucy Ladd, California; two brothers, Reuben Roberts,
British Columbia, Canada, and D. D. Roberts, Idaho; three
grandchildren, and other relatives.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending
word from her son, Major Farmer in Germany.
Pallbearers will be James Cobb, Dr. John H.
Keller, Jr.; Dr. W. R. Sneed, Roy Farmer, Guy Farmer and Ernest
McCammon will direct.
Charles Etta (McAfee) Shelton
Sept 27, 1881 - Feb 10, 1959
Mrs. Shelton Dies Tuesday
Mrs. J. E. Shelton, 77, native of Raleigh, long time Frost resident,
died in Fort Worth, Tuesday following a year's illness.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the First
Methodist church in Frost of which she was a member. The rites will
be conducted by Rev. W. O. Ramsey, pastor. Burial will be in the
The body will lie in state in the chapel of the chapel of the
McCormick Funeral Service in Frost from Wednesday afternoon until
the funeral hour.
Mrs. Shelton resided at Frost until two months ago when she was
taken to Fort Worth.
Surviving are six sons, C. E. Shelton, Fort Worth, J. E. Shelton,
Nacona, E. M. Shelton, Bowie; Rev. W. T. Shelton, Mineral Wells,
Billy Joe Shelton, Fort Worth, and H. R. Shelton, Winnipeg,
Canada; a daughter, Mrs. Winona Bryant, Garland; 10 grandchildren,
three great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives.
Corley will direct.
Augusta (Burleson) Collum-Whitlock
July 17, 1917 - Feb 1981
Mrs. Mary Whitlock, of Lubbock and native of Navarro County,
died Saturday in Methodist Hospital in Lubbock.
Service was held Tuesday, 2 p.m., W. W. Rix Chapel with the Rev.
James E. Enger, minister of Southside Four Square Church and the
Rev. James O. Brandon, minister of Southcrest Baptist Church
officiating. Burial followed at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park in
Mrs. Whitlock moved to Lubbock in 1958. She was a member of the
Southcrest Baptist Church of Lubbock and had worked for Kmart in
Lubbock about 20 years.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Jean Owens, of Smyer; two
sons, Alan Collum, of Levelland, and Rev Earl Collum of Lubbock; a
sister, Mozelle B. Pillans, of Streetman; two brothers, Van G.
Burleson, of Carthage, and Solon H. Burleson, of Cuero; seven
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mar 7, 1900 - Feb 12, 1981
Mrs. Edna Watson Buie
Mrs. Eda Watson Buie, 80, of Cisco, died Thursday in Cisco.
Services is 2 p.m. Saturday in the Corley Funeral-Chapel with the
Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial in
She was a retired teacher and member of First Baptist Church. She
was a graduate of Texas Wesleyan College and Texas Woman's
She was a native of Barry and had lived in Cisco for six years.
Survivors are one step-daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Owens, of Tyler; two
step-sons, Eugene Buie, of Fort Worth, and John Buie; one sister,
Mrs. Bessie Fields of Cisco; and one son, Richard Kelly, of
Corsicana; and five grandchildren.
abt 1922 - Feb 1981
James L. Bone
James Loyd Bone, 59, of Hurst, died Sunday in a Fort Worth hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, Lucas Hurst Chapel. Burial in Rose
Hill Cemetery* with Lucas Funeral Home, of Hurst, in charge of
Survivors include his wife, Juanita S. Bone, of Hurst; two
daughters, Charlotte Brainerd and Linda Clague; two step-daughters,
Charlotte Brainerd and Linda Clague; two step daughters, Donita
Kelly and Janice Marie Fisher; one sister, Louise Farmer; her
mother, Nannie Myrtle Bone; and 10 grand-children
Jul 9, 1893 - Feb 15, 1981
Oma Mae Matlock, 87, died Sunday at Athens Memorial Hospital.
She was a resident of Kerens for 51 years and was a member of the
First Baptist Church of Kerens.
Service will be Tuesday, 2 p.m., Paschal Funeral Home, with the Rev.
Van Houser officiating. Burial will be in
Kerens City Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Fred A. Matlock, Kerens; one
grandson, Freddie Glenn Benson, San Francisco, Calif; one sister,
Louise Holder, Hubbard; three nephews, Laverne Wyatt, Sweeny, and
George Bradley, Dallas, and Jack Burleson, Dallas.
Pallbearers will be Van Speed, Dick Allen, Forrest Huggins, Chester
Lowe, Dale Haines and W. L. Bain.
Pauline (Barker) Weatherall-Grayson
abt 1907 - Feb 1981
Mrs. Hazel Barker Grayson, 74, of Dallas, died Saturday in
She was a former resident of Winkler.
Service is today 2 p.m., Corley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev.
Ricky Smith officiating. Pallbearers are Preston Bonner, Bradford
Hayden, L. D. Moody, Glenn Coker, James Barker, and James Howell
July 19, 1958 - Feb 15, 1981
FROST - Rickey Lynn Green, 22, of Frost, died in a car accident
Sunday morning in Red Oak.
Service is Tuesday, 2 p.m., Frost Methodist Church with burial
following at Frost Cemetery.
The Rev. Gary Carroll will officiate.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Green, of Frost;
one brother, Roy Green, of Fort Worth and grandmother, Mrs. Myrtle
McClure, of Blooming Grove.
Pallbearers are Jeff Moore, Joey Watson, Mark Pratt, Ronnie Brown,
Mark Armstrong, and Jim Dugan.
Honorary pallbearers are Ted Green, Benny Green, Mike Barham, Jimmy
Green, Mike Green, Ronnie Green and Joey McClure.
Arrangements are with Ballard Funeral Home in Frost.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Feb 16, 1981
- Submitted by
- SSDI: Green, Rickey; 15 July 1958; Feb 1981; 458-15-5340;
Issued TX 76626 (Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX)
- TXDI: Green Rickey Lynn 02-15-1981 ELLIS Male
Oct 1925 - Nov 1925
The six weeks old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Nixon, of Richland,
died early Wednesday of last week and was brought to
Liberty Hill late
that afternoon and buried. Their friends here sincerely sympathize
with them in the loss of their little one.
- Dawson Hearld - Nov 6, 1925
- Submitted by Verna Bonner
Katie Jane (King) Yates
Jul 2, 1878 - Oct 26, 1954
Mrs. J. M. Yates Rites Thursday
Funeral services for Mrs. J. M. Yates, 76, who died at her
home here Tuesday night were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the
Dresden Methodist church. Burial was in the
The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Allmon, Baptist minister of
Hubard, and Rev. Billy Baggett, pastor of the First Methodist church
Mrs. Yates was a native of Milford and had resided in Navarro county
Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; four sons, Davie Yates, Frost;
Alfred Yates, Corsicana; Ed Yates, Blooming Grove, and Ellis Yates,
Fort Worth; five daughters, Mrs. James Hargraves and Mrs. Harvey
Jayroe, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Ollie Herring, Brushie Prairie; Mrs.
Joe Smith, Fort Worth; and Mrs. Hershel Montgomery, Dawson; 22
grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lee and Homer
King, both of Trinidad, and Ben King, Purdon, and other relatives.
Grandsons were pallbearers. Corley Directed.
- The Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Oct 1954
- Submitted by Verna Bonner
- Wife of John M. Yates; Daughter of Dave King & Katie Jane (Heiler)
Joe Freeman, Jr.
Oct 28, 1954 - Oct 28, 1954
FREEMAN INFANT RITES THURSDAY
Funeral services for Howard Joe Freeman Jr., infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. H. J. Freeman, Route 5 Corsicana, who died in Memorial
Hospital, early Thursday were held from the Griffin Chapel Thursday
at 2 p.m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side
Baptist Church. Burial was in the
Surviving are the parents, a sister, Vaoria Ann; grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. B. T. Boulware and Mrs. Bertha Gamble, all of Corsicana,
and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Elmore, Dawson, and other
- The Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Oct 1954
- Submitted by Verna Bonner
Ellie Fair (Honeycutt) Herd
1886 - July 17, 1965
Mrs. Ellie Herd Rites Tuesday
KERENS, July 19, (Spl) - Mrs. Ellie Herd, 79, died in Houston
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Paschal
Funeral Chapel with burial in the
Long Prairie cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the First
Mrs. Herd had resided at Houston about 20 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ella Paul, Fort Worth; a son, E. R.
Herd, Houston; three brothers, Ellis Honeycutt, Corsicana; H. B. and
C. W. Honeycutt, both of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Marie Zinke, Dallas;
six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and other relatives.
A daughter, Mrs. Clyde Duncan of Houston was buried in Kerens
Lee (Moles) Adams
Dec 13, 1932 - Jan 3, 2009
Wanda Lee Moles Adams
Wanda Lee (Moles) Adams, 76, of Duncanville passed away Saturday,
Jan. 3, 2009. She was born Dec. 13, 1932, in Athens to Everett and
Margorie Moles. Wanda was a loving and devoted mother. She was a
faithful servant of the Lord and a member of Faith Tabernacle
Pentecostal Church of Duncanville. Wanda is survived by a son,
Thomas Adams and wife Brenda of Lancaster; daughters, Barbara Murray
and husband Johnny of Lancaster, Diana Hamilton and husband Thomas
of Duncanville and Loretta Littell and husband Charles of Delta,
La.; brother, D.C. Moles of Victoria; and sister, Opal Erwin of
Arlington; eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews. Wanda was preceded in death by her
parents; husband, Rexford H. Adams; and son, Rexford H. Adams
Jr.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel
with the Rev. Mary Franklin officiating. Interment will follow at
Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
June 23, 1916 - Jan 5, 2009
Mary Louise Harris
Mary Louise Harris, 92, passed away on Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, in
Corsicana. She was born on June 23, 1916, in Corsicana. She was a
lifelong resident of Corsicana and was a member of Wesley United
Methodist Church. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at
Oakwood Cemetery with
Pastor Arlene Turner officiating. Mrs. Harris was preceded in death
in 1998 by her husband of 61 years, Homer E. Harris. She is survived
by her daughter, Gaynelle and husband David Kent of Fairview;
granddaughter, Traci and husband James Johnson of Weatherford;
grandson, Brandon and wife Rachel Kent of Norman, Okla.; and
great-granddaughter, Avery Rose Johnson of Weatherford. Memorials
may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church. Arrangements by
Corley Funeral Home.
June 30, 1933 - Jan 6, 2009
Anita G. Espinoza
Anita G. Espinoza, 75, of Frost passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009.
She was born June 30, 1933, in Beeville to Francisco and Geneva
Garcia. Rosary will be 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Catholic Church in
Italy with the Rev. Paul Guinn officiating. Burial will follow at
Frost Cemetery. She is
survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cristila and Lucil Calderon
of Frost; grandchildren, Reynaldo Calderon, Reina Suaste and Raquel
“Rocky” Calderon, all of Frost; great-grandchildren, Gabriel Suaste
and Zidane Suaste, both of Frost; and sisters, Rufina Aguire of
Italy, Maria Aguire of Garland, Isdra Rodriguez of Banquete, and
Julia Espinoza. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. ∞
Margaret Faye (Hosch)
June 27, 1923 - Jan 7, 2009
Margaret Hosch Warrington went to be with the Lord in the
early morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, in her home.
Margaret Faye Hosch was born in the family home in Roane on
June 27, 1923, to Lonnie Sloan Hosch and Ida Belle Goodwin
1940 graduate of Corsicana High School, she went to work
for McRay Department Store as secretary/bookkeeper where she
remained for eight years during World War II. She married
Charlie Joe “Bill” Warrington on Nov. 5, 1948, after he
completed six years in the Navy during World War II. After
the birth of her daughter and son, she became a full-time
mother devoting her time to caring for her children and
participating in their school activities. After a five-year
stint in Houston, where her husband was transferred with
Continental Emsco, the family returned to Corsicana. She
began to work as a part-time sales clerk and then secretary
for the county agents at Navarro County Extension Service.
In 1974, she was employed as secretary to the dean of
instruction at Navarro College where she remained for 12
years, retiring as administrative assistant to the vice
president for administration at Navarro College in 1986
earning two associate degrees at Navarro. She went back to
work two years later as secretary for a local attorney.
After the second retirement, she became involved in
genealogy and researched both the Hosch and Warrington
families. Twelve of her family histories have been published
in history books in Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. She
was a former secretary of the Navarro County Genealogical
Society. A lifelong Methodist, she was a member of Wesley
United Methodist Church since 1954 where she was active in
several positions including president of the United
Methodist Women and secretary to the administrative board.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday
at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Teri Benedicto
officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Jim Warrington, Larry Warrington, Mike
McCaleb, Kevin McCaleb, Joshua McCaleb, John Ard and Joe Ard.
Mrs. Warrington was preceded in death by her husband of 52
1/2 years, Charlie Joe “Bill” Warrington; her parents, two
infant brothers, and a sister, Lonnie Warrington. She is
survived by her son, Chuck Warrington and wife Connie of
Corsicana; daughter, Jo Ann Stutts and husband Travis of
Corsicana; grandsons, Stuart and Justin Warrington of
Dallas; granddaughter, Courtney Warrington of Dallas;
grandsons and wives, Mike and Shelly McCaleb of Mildred and
Kevin and Catherine McCaleb of Angus; great-grandchildren,
Joshua and Kali McCaleb of Mildred and Colton Dowdle of
Angus; and very special nephews, Jim Warrington and wife
Andie of Corsicana, Larry Warrington and wife Debra of
Corsicana, and David Warrington and Jayson Nichols of
Nevada, Texas. Margaret Warrington was a kind, Christian,
loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, as well
as an example to those who knew her. She will be greatly
missed, but her legacy remains with us. Memorials may be
made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 3308 N. Beaton St.,
Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Pryor Pannell Jr.
Aug 10, 1952 - Jan 6, 2009
Pryor Pannell Jr.
Bill Pryor Pannell Jr. was born Aug. 10, 1952, and went to
be with his Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009.He is survived by
his wife of 17 years, Joy Pannell; daughter, Tabatha
Pannell; sisters, Deborah Garrison and Margaret Gray;
numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Services
will be 11 a.m. today at Family Life Church, 1904 N. Beaton
St. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Leta Fern (Shumate) Grounds
Apr 17, 1913 - Jan 11, 2009
Fern Shumate Grounds
Leta Fern Shumate Grounds, born April 17, 1913, entered her
heavenly home on Jan. 11, 2009 with loved ones by her
bedside. She lived most of her 95 years in Navarro County.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Grounds,
three brothers, and five sisters. She is survived by her
sons, James Grounds and wife Billie of Bellville, Bevie Ray
Grounds and wife Rue Nell of San Antonio, and Gary Grounds
and wife Vickie of Blooming Grove; daughters, Alice Bass of
Corsicana, Neveda Hollifield of Blooming Grove, and Barbara
Friona and husband Anthony of Irving. She had 20
grandchildren, and a number of great grandchildren and great
great grandchildren, as well as a number of nieces and
nephews. Fern was much loved by all of her friends and
especially the many children she baby-sat.Visitation will be
held 4 to 6 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, and
from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Blooming Grove United Methodist
Church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday,
January 13, 2009 with Rev. Sandralyn Pierce and Bro. Grady
Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at
Rose Hill Cemetery
in Blooming Grove.A very special appreciation for the staff
at Heritage Oaks West, Vital Signs, Hospice First, and
Angels at Home for the very special care. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Rose (Utz) Lakey
Apr 12, 1946 - Jan 10, 2009
Glenda Rose Lakey, 62, of Corsicana passed away on Saturday,
Jan. 10, 2009, in Arlington. Visitation will be held from 6
to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be
held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Worship Center with Dr.
Gary W. Johnson the Rev. Michael Bedard officiating.
Interment will follow at
Park. Pallbearers will be Anthony Quinn, Cameron Lakey,
David Lee Strahan, Johnny Laird, Jacob Baldree, Justin
Cheshier and Jimmy Lakey. She was born on April 12, 1946, in
Orange. She was a very active member of Calvary Worship
Center in Corsicana. She was a loving wife, mother,
grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, daughter and friend.
She loved the Lord with all her heart. Mrs. Lakey was
preceded in death by her daughter, Tommie Jeane Laird;
parents, Marvin and Bessie Heath; father, William Utz;
sister, Cecil Culpepper; and a brother, Blake Utz. Survivors
include her husband of 43 years, Jimmy Lee Lakey of
Corsicana; sons, Marvin Baldree and wife Brenda of
Chatfield, and Jimmy Dale Lakey and wife Janet of Hurst;
daughter, Sharon Strahan and husband Samuel of Euless; 15
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Raymond
Utz of Corsicana, Dick Heath of Hurst, and Jim Steidley of
Springfield, Ore.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Worship Center, 1364 N.
Beaton St., Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley
Dorothy Mae (Ellis) Brown
Feb 20, 1927 - Jan 13, 2009
Dorothy Mae Brown, 81, of Barry passed away Tuesday, Jan.
13, 2009, in Corsicana. She was born Feb. 20, 1927, in
Lindale to Arthur and Ella Ellis. She was preceded in death
by husband Clifton Richard Brown and brothers Thomas Barker
and Jack Crowley. She is survived by her daughter, Linda
Brown and husband Wayne of Corsicana; son, Mel Ray and wife
D’Ann of Duncanville; brother, Arthur Ray Ellis of Houston;
sister, Bonnie Carter of Marlin; 12 grandchildren and 15
great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8
p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside
services will be 2 p.m. Friday at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cameron
Ray, Chris Ray, Danny Mask, Jerry Mask, Justin Brown and
Jarret Brown. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Aug 16, 1932 - Jan 12, 2009
R. Hamilton Jr.
W.R. Hamilton Jr., 76, of Lacy Lakeview passed away Monday,
Jan. 12, 2009, at a local nursing home. Visitation will be
held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bellmead Funeral Home.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Bellmead Funeral Home
Chapel with the Rev. Chris Moore and the Rev. Ron Hill
officiating. Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. at
in Corsicana. Mr. Hamilton was born Aug. 16, 1932, in Brady
to William R. and Ida B. (Stansbury) Hamilton. He served in
the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1971 before his retirement.
During his military career he served in Korea and Vietnam.
W.R. worked for Baylor University maintenance for 21 years
and Nowicki Realtors for 10 years. He was a member of Lacy
Lakeview Baptist Church and enjoyed making candy for
everyone at Christmas. His greatest love was watching and
taking care of the birds in his backyard and caring for his
hanging baskets. He was preceded in death by his parents,
brothers Bert Hamilton, Lee “Tooter” Hamilton and Bill
Hamilton, sister Sandra Proctor, stepdaughter Laurill
Hunter, and great-grandson John-David Hamilton. Survivors
include his wife, Pat Hamilton of Lacy Lakeview; daughter,
Ruth Roberson and husband Bruce of Perryton; sons, David
Hamilton and wife Sandy of Duncanville, Richard Hamilton and
wife Giovanna of Allen, Robert Hamilton and Ray Hamilton,
both of Lubbock, and Charles Hamilton of Frisco;
stepdaughter, Paula Jordan of Corsicana; brothers, Guy
Hamilton of Houston and James Hamilton of Hattisburg;
brother-in-law, Bill Proctor of Granbury; 11 grandchildren,
nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.The
family would like to express a special thank you to
Lakeshore Village, Blue Bonnet Hospice and Home Health Care
and everyone who helped along the way. Arrangements by
Bellmead Funeral Home, Bellmead.
Aug 23, 1918 - Jan 13, 2009
Gladys Powell Herring died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, in
Corsicana at the age of 90. She was born Aug. 23, 1918, in
Centerville. She was preceded in death by her parents,
Travis and Inez Powell; her only sister, Beatrice Powell
Brittain; and her husband,
“Blondie” Herring. She is survived by her only child,
her daughter, Charla Kay Herring Till and her husband David
L. Till of Athens; her only granddaughter, Jennifer Shumate
and her husband Josh Shumate of Sanger; and three
great-granddaughters, Brooke Rudder, Emily Rudder and Eden
Shumate. Mrs. Herring was a graduate of Alto High School
Class of 1937, Stephen F. Austin University Class of 1940
with a B.S. degree majoring in home economics and science.
She also received a Master of Education and Home Economics
degree from Sam Houston University. She taught 50 years in
the Texas public school system, one year in Nacogdoches
County, 14 years in Leon County (Centerville) and 26 years
in the Corsicana ISD as a home economics teacher. She was a
substitute teacher for CISD for nine years. While teaching
she was an active member of the Vocational Homemaking
Teachers of Texas, Texas State Teachers Association,
Classroom Teachers and Alpha Delta Kappa. She was an active
member of First United Methodist Church of Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m.
Thursday at First United Methodist Church of Corsicana.
Burial will be at
Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Elbert Prince,
Gerald York, J.W. Allen, Bob Parish, Jack Meredith and Sid
Schutte. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the
Friendship Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of
Corsicana. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
May 27, 1916 - Jan 13, 2009
D. Brown, Sr.
Lewis D. Brown Sr., 92, lifelong resident of Corsicana,
owner of Brown’s Hardware passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13,
2009, after a brief bout with cancer. He was born May 27,
1916, in Purdon to Emmit and Bertha Brown. The funeral
service will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel
with the Rev. David McDaniel officiating. Interment will
follow at Oakwood
Cemetery. Lewis married his beloved Myrtis Davis on June
7, 1941. They had six children: five boys and one girl.
Lewis started his business career as a carpenter and slowly
worked into being a business owner at first a lumber yard
and then his hardware store that he loved dearly. In later
years the hardware store evolved into a collection of
hardware, junk and recyclables. He worked at his store until
Nov. 29, 2008.Mr. Brown was a veteran of
World War II,
serving in the American Theater,
European-African-Middle-Eastern Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific
Theater, Philippine Liberation, and he also fought in the
battle of Rhineland, Germany. “L.D.,” as his friends called
him, had a giving heart, whether it was cooking meals for
friends or sharing fresh produce from his garden. He took
groceries to widows, extended credit to the down and out and
gave furniture to those who lost their homes. He was always
trying to help those in need. When Lewis passed away he had
assurance of his destination — heaven. He was saved and
baptized as a young boy and served as deacon at his church.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtis; three
sons, Lewis Jr., Kenneth, and Steven Brown; one grandson,
Justin Brown; two sisters, Frances Tarkington and Lora Lee
Miller; and one brother, Truitt Brown. He is survived by two
sons, Hulan Reeves and wife Barbara of Emhouse and Eddy
Brown and wife Charlotte of Purdon; one daughter, Linda
McDaniel and husband David of Rockwall; two sisters, Marcel
Mullins of Grand Prairie and Doris McGaugh of Corsicana;
nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and two
great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to John Kyger, American Cancer Society, Texas
Division, 2433 Ridgepoint Drive, Suite A, Austin, TX 78754.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Mary Kate (Griffith) Travis
Oct 7, 1926 - Jan 12, 2009
Kate Griffith Travis
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Mary Kate Griffith Travis: daughter, sister, wife, mother,
grandmama, and friend. Mary was strong, brave, selfless,
caring, gracious, and wholly dedicated to her family,
friends, and her church. She worked tirelessly for those
around her every day of her generous life. Grandmama never
met a stranger, and helped everyone she knew as well as
those she didn’t know. We have many wonderful memories of
her; she loved us all unconditionally, taught us, and made
us laugh. When there were family dinners, often she did not
sit down and eat because she was either cooking, bringing
more food, or cleaning up. And, of course, there was always
the laundry, sewing and ironing that needed to be done, as
well as taking something or someone somewhere, just because
she wanted to. You could bet if there was an occasion for a
card, we would get one from Grandmama. Whether it was,
“Happy Birthday, Happy Easter or Happy Arbor Day,” they were
always filled with money and sweet sentiment. She did more
than was ever asked of her, and often times cared more about
us than we cared about ourselves. We will share the
knowledge and love she gave us with everyone we know. Our
children will know her the way we knew her, whole and happy
and healthy. It is good for all of us to remember who she
was, how she loved and what she believed. Her spirit will be
kept alive as we continue her good works and attempt to love
everyone the way God loves us, the way she loved us. We are
all truly blessed beyond comprehension to have known her,
and are thankful that she was part of our lives. We already
miss her. She is at peace now with her husband, who we know
is glad to have her home with him, in the loving arms of our
Heavenly Father. A native Texan, Mary was born to Henry
Harlan Griffith and Bertie Hodges Griffith in Sudan on Oct.
7, 1926. She married her childhood sweetheart, the dashing
Oscar Carra Travis, upon his return from overseas duty in
1944. They rejoiced with the birth of their daughter, Teri
Gale, in 1946. Mary supported her husband while he made a
career serving Corsicana ISD as a teacher and principal.
Oscar preceded her in death in 1989. Mary worked at
Southwestern Bell in Dallas for more than 25 years, and in
Corsicana where she served as hostess at Corley Funeral Home
for more than 18 years. A lifetime resident of Corsicana,
Mary moved to Dallas in August of 2008 where she continued
her valiant four-year struggle with breast cancer. Mary
passed from this life gently and quietly on Monday, Jan. 12,
2009, surrounded by her family and friends. Mary is survived
by her family: daughter and son-in-law, Teri and Steve Winn;
grandchildren, Jason and Meredith Winn and Russ and Kacee
Crawford; great-grandchildren, Travis and Taylor Winn and
Chloe and Chase Crawford; several cousins, nieces, nephews,
and many loving friends. Visitors will be received from 6 to
8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. The service celebrating
her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at the
Corley Chapel, officiated by Pastor Bruce Carpenter of St.
Luke United Methodist Church and Dr. Rebecca Teter of Dallas
Theological Seminary. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may
be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2308 Bowie
Drive, Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral
Nov 28, 1903 - Jan 12, 2009
Ura Harp, age 105, passed away on Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, in
Anchorage, Alaska. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m.
Sunday at Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville with the
Rev. Ann Barton officiating. Mrs. Harp was born on Nov. 28,
1903, in Tilman to Joshua Martin Williams and Emmie
Katherine Stolker Williams. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Earl Harp, in 1987. Ura owned a dress shop in
Freer. She loved to sew and wear pretty clothes. Ura later
worked as an instructor for Singer Sewing Machine in
Corsicana and had also worked for Dillard’s Department
Store. After the passing of her daughter, Mrs. J. Dell
Hearn, and her husband, her grandson insisted she come to
Alaska with him where she resided until her death.She was a
member of First United Methodist Church of Corsicana where
she belonged to a Bible study group and Sunday school class.
She belonged to the Magnolia Wives. Her survivors include
her grandsons, David Dewitt Hearn and Donald Jay Hearn;
great-grandsons, John Daniel Hearn and Joshua Hundley Hearn;
and great-granddaughter, Dinah Leigh Hearn. In addition to
her husband and daughter, she was preceded in death by eight
brothers and sisters. Arrangements by Coker-Mathews Funeral
Betty Ann (Robinson) Summers
Oct 14, 1929 - Jan 15, 2009
Betty Ann Summers, 79, of Streetman, passed away Thursday,
Jan. 15, 2009, in Fairfield. She was born on Oct. 14, 1929 in Frosa,
Texas to Pinkney and Perlie (Hall) Robison. Mrs. Summers was married
to Richard Whitis Summers. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Summers is
survived by her husband, Richard Summers of Streetman; daughters and
sons-in-law, Susan and Johnny Eads of Hurst, and Joann and Richard
Collins of Amarillo; daughter-in-law, Darla Little of Dallas;
stepson and wife, Richard W. and Robin Summers Jr. of Mesquite;
brother and sister-in-law, Buddy and Doris Robison of Harrisonville,
Mo.; sister, Pat McCoy of Missouri; 14 grandchildren and 22 great
grandchildren. Mrs. Summers was preceded in death by son, Ronnie L.
Little; brothers, Benny and Bobby Robison; mother, Pearlie Robison;
and father, Pinkney Robison. Visitation will be 1 to 4 p.m. today at
Corley Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at New
Hope Baptist Church in St. Elmo with Dr. Elton McCann officiating.
Interment will follow in St.
Elmo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris Ingram, Don Williams,
Justin Summers, and Richard Kurt, C.L. Thornton and Conrad Engelholm.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Sep 5, 1956 - Jan 15, 2009
a long battle with cancer, DeLyn Francis Gazaway went home
to be with our Lord Jesus Christ at 9:45 p.m.. on Thursday,
Jan. 15, 2009 in Corsicana. She was born Sept. 5, 1956 in
Glendive, Mont. She was a graduate of Clover Park High
School in Lakewood, Wash., after which she married Rickey
Gazaway on April 15, 1977. During that 30-plus years she had
three children; Krystal Gazaway of Corsicana, Ricky Lyn
Gazaway, and Benny Gazaway who resides in Tacoma, Wash.; and
three grandchildren, Rylee Gazaway of Corsicana, Elijah
Gazaway of Mildred, and Landon Copas of Corsicana. DeLyn was
an avid quilter and spent much of her time making them and
other crafts for church projects, birthdays, holidays and
special occasions. The quilts and gifts that she left to us
will be a treasure for many years to come, but the gift that
she gave most was — herself — through a smile, encouraging
word, a hug, or just the act of being there when she was
needed. She could be called upon and would accomplish any
task anyone would ask of her, with little or nothing
expected in return. She was an exceptional teacher of
pre-school age children, mentor to young adults, companion
to her peers and supporter of elderly who might need her on
occasion. She taught Sunday school, and vacation Bible
school with a passion and everyone that came into contact
with her admired and loved her.DeLyn’s entire world revolved
around serving God and loving grandchildren. She seemed to
find a way to make each of her family members feel important
when they needed to be lifted up, and had a kind and gentle
way of giving direction when she found them to be in error.
She was well-traveled, spending time in many states and
Europe. Her life was full and at times exciting as well as
interesting. “I never know what to expect — just roll with
the flow,” was one of her expressions. That which is our
loss on earth is heaven’s gain because she will have that
loving smile — which was a blessing to all — while she sings
with the saints and dances with the angels, on those streets
paved with gold in that kingdom not made with hands, eternal
in heaven while basking in the Glory of our Lord and Savior.
We will miss and love you forever and look forward to the
time when we will be reunited. Survivors include her
husband, Rickey Gazaway of Corsicana; daughter, Krystal
Gazaway of Corsicana; son, Benjamin Gazaway of Graham,
Wash.; three grandchildren, Elizah Gazaway, RyLee Gazaway
and Landon Copas; brother, Charles Porter Jr. of Washington;
sister, Dani Almond of Montana; father and stepmother,
Charles and Teresa Porter Sr. of Montana; and mother, Gayle
Remien of Washington. She was preceded in death by
stepfather, Albert Remien; one son, Ricky Lyn
Gazaway.Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Corley
Funeral Home in Corsicana.Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday
at Mildred Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Neal and Bro.
Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Jason “Bubba” Bosher, Sean Hughes,
Christopher Sikes, Timothy Gibson, Michael Reznicek and
Bobby Bruce.Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Kelley,
Kenneth Bourgeois, Michael Jones and Elvin Sikes.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.
Haskel Norvell "Pete" Coker
Apr 14, 1914 - Jan 17, 2009
H. N. “Pete” Coker, 95, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Chapel with Dr. Gary Johnson and the Rev. Rick Woodall officiating.
Interment will follow at the
Eureka Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Rob Brady, Jeff
Brady, Mike Lucas, James Barker, Brad Coker, Wesley Barker, Brett
Moody, Jason Coker, Jarrod Coker and Russell Coker. He was born
April 14, 1914 in Eureka to Tommy and Mattie Coker. He was preceded
in death by his wife Irene in 1966; his wife Merle in 2009; six
brothers and two sisters. Survivors include three sons, Leonard
Coker and his wife Jo of Hubbard, Kenneth Coker and his wife
Sharlotte of Corsicana and Bobby Brady and his wife Sheila of
Corsicana; daughter, Mary Barker and her husband Jim of Fort Worth;
brother, Norvil Coker and his wife Lois of Corsicana; grandchildren,
Jarrod Coker and his wife Shannon, Brad Coker, Russell Coker,
Jeanetta Moody and her husband Bret, Rob Brady and his wife Staci,
Jeff Brady and his wife Brandee, Tiffany Maddux and her husband
Nick, Mike Lucas and his wife Teri, Missy Barker, James R. Barker
and his wife Georganna, and Wesley Barker and his wife Keny; 19
great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
"Addie" (Bartlett) Smith
Aug 18, 1882 - July 28, 1965
Mrs. Smith, 82, Dies At Ennis
Mrs. Addie Smith, 82, native and resident of Rice, died Wednesday in
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from Corley Chapel
with burial in the Rice
cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Connally Dugger
and Rev. Jack Daniel.
Surviving are two sons, W. Bartlett Smith, Houston, and Hugh Smith,
Cleburne; two daughters, Mrs. Ben Easterling, Chatfield, and Mrs.
Alfred Shelton, Rice; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren,
and a sister, Mrs. Jeff Pirtle, Dallas, and other relatives. Nephews
will be pallbearers.
Wylie Pierce Lowery
Mar 18, 1850 - Nov 4, 1943
RITES ON SATURDAY FOR W. P. LOWERY; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD
Funeral services for W. P. Lowrey, age, 93, who died late Thursday
at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Fred Prince, were held from
the Corley Chapel Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducted the rites. Masons
had charge at the grave.
A native of Georgia, he came to Texas in 1878 and was well known in
this section where he lived many years.
Surviving are two granddaughters, great grandchildren, one great
great granddaughter and other relatives.
W. P. Lowrey Rites, Pioneer Resident Be Held Saturday
W. P. Lowrey, 93, died at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Fred
D. Prince, 702 North Twenty-fifth street, late Thursday and the
funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from
the Corley Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. He had
made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Prince for the past twenty years.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Deanie Martin, Corsicana; Mrs. J.
T. Terry, Kerens; two sons, Jack F. Lowrey, Sierra Madre, Calif.; W.
R. Lowrey, Corsicana; two brothers, Dr. E. B. Lowrey, Blooming
Grove; Dr. Will Lowrey; a sister, Mrs. Georgia Mayne Brown, Lindale;
a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one
great-great-granddaughter, and other relatives.
The services will be conducted by the Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of
the First Methodist Church, with the Masons in charge of the grave.
Pallbearers will be Doyle Pevehouse, Rufus Pevehouse, D. Parham, W.
E. Slaughter, A. L. Absher, Harry Burke, John Estes, E. P. Estes and
A native of Georgia where he was born March 18, 1850, he came to
Texas in 1878, following his marriage at the age of 18, to Miss
Malinda Glasgow at Tishamingo, Miss. He had been a member of the
Masonic bodies for many years.
Homer "Red" Ramsey
HOLD SERVICES HOMER RAMSEY
Funeral services for Homer (Red) Ramsey, 71, mattress manufacturer
901 West Tenth avenue who died in the Dallas VA Hospital Tuesday,
were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in
Resthaven Memorial Park.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the
Missionary Baptist church, and Jack Bell, Wortham Baptist minister.
Native of Hill county, he had resided here 40 years. He was a
veteran of World War I and was an Odd Fellow.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Lowell Ramsey,
Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Block, Farmers Branch, and Mrs.
Charlie M. Ellington, Corsicana; three brothers, Four sisters and
Pallbearers were Joe Holley Frank Ewing; Buck Copeland, T. M.
Anderson, H. J. Bryant and W. A. Chaffee
Kenneth Wayne Folmar
Oct 1943 - Nov 1943)
STREETMAN BABY DIED ON SUNDAY; RITES ON MONDAY
Funeral services for Kenneth Wayne Folmar, three weeks old son of
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Folmar, Streetman, who died Sunday afternoon at
the P. and S. Hospital, were held at
Cade cemetery at 11:30 o'clock,
Monday morning. Rev J. H. Baldridge, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue
Methodist church, conducted the rites.
Surviving are the parents, five brothers, Oscar, Dan, James, Jerald
and Ray Folmar, Streetman sister, Myra Folmar, Streetman;
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Folmar, Richland; grandmother, Mrs.
L. J. Rouse, Streetman and other relatives.
Corley's Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
abt 1920 - Jan 1964
Mrs. Martin Dies Sunday, Rites Tuesday
Mrs. Deanie Martin, 1419 West Seventh avenue. Corsicana
resident 44 years, died in Memorial hospital Sunday morning
following a several weeks' illness.
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2
p.m. with burial in the Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be
conducted by Rev. N. H. Kupferle, Jr., pastor of the First Methodist
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Fred Prince, Corsicana; Mrs. Joe
Bunch, Big Spring, and Mrs. W. F. Gayle, Seal Beach, Calif.; a son,
Marion B. Terry, Waco; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a
brother, W. R. Lowrey, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Rufus Pevehouse, Bob Rutherford, R. M. Bowden,
Claude Absher Sr.; Ruby Owens, Don Pevehouse, L. W. McNutt, Jr. and
J. H. Chapman.
- Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Jan 25, 1964
abt 1884 - Jan 1964
Dick Fields Services Held
Funeral services for Dick Fields, 80, formerly of Corsicana, who
died in Waco Monday, were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Connally
Funeral Chapel in Waco with burial in
Oakwood cemetery here at 2:30
Rev Bruce Hibbitt conducted the rites
Surviving are a number of nephews, including Roy and Clyde Fields,
both of Corsicana, and other relatives.
Griffin directed local arrangements.
Apr 1, 1920 - Sep 10, 2002
Harvie Newton Price, 82, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the
Rev. Truman Ledbetter, pastor, the Rev. James Ivey Edwards, pastor
of First United Methodist Church, and David Wilson, pastor of Body
of Christ Church in Pampa, officiating. Burial will be in Citizens
Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors.
Mr. Price was born April 1, 1920, in Emmett, Navarro County, and was
a resident of Amarillo before moving to Clarendon in 1954. He
married Nannie June Davis on Oct. 8, 1947, at Wellington.
He owned and operated Price's Truck Stop in Clarendon from 1954
until 1986, then Price's Tire Service from 1986 until retiring in
1999. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of
World War II, and was a
member of First Baptist Church in Clarendon.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Cindy Caldwell of Pampa
and Susie Shadle of Clarendon; two sons, Bill Price of Clarendon and
Rick Price of O'Donnell; four sisters, Vernon McCullough of
Lancaster, Norma Dee McKelvy of Abilene, Joyce Bettis of Amarillo
and Bettye Baumgardner of Wellington; 10 grandchildren; and three
Casket bearers include Kenneth Youngblood, Alan Stanley, David
Baumgardner, Joe Baumgardner, Troy Crow, Bob Havens, Larry Rothwell
and Dennis Davis, all nephews of Mr. Price.
- Amarillo Globe-News, Sept. 12, 2002
Jan 4, 1918 - Jan 19, 2009
Sarah Holloway, 91, passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. Visitation
will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
with the Rev. Tony Neal of Mildred Baptist Church officiating.
Interment will follow in Hillsboro. Pallbearers will be Bunk
Bottoms, Glenn Dumas, Tim Gregory, W.T. Gregory, Randy Hollifield
and Jimmy Stewart. Sarah was born Jan. 4, 1918 in Hillsboro to
Walter and Ruby Fowler. Sarah will be remembered as an LVN on the
delivery floor at Navarro Regional Hospital during the 60's, 70's
and part of the 80's. Sarah was a member of the Mildred Baptist
Church in her later years. She was a former member of the First
Baptist Church in Hillsboro and Corsicana. She was preceded in death
by her husband, Don Holloway; her parents; and her brother, Russell
Fowler. Survivors include her two sons, James “Pete” Osborne and
Raymond “Bud” Osborne. Also, she leaves a grandson, Robby Osborne;
and granddaughters, Vicki Capers, Sonya Burnett and Angie Osborne;
and great grandson, Chay Russell Osborne. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Lometa Orlena (Kelley) Raley
June 23, 1915 - Jan 20, 2009
Orlena (Kelley) Raley
Lometa Orlena Raley, 93, of Corsicana and formerly of Frost,
passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, in Corsicana. She was
born June 23, 1915, in Hill County to W. O. and Etta Kelley.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 3 p.m.
Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Tommy Raley and the
Rev. Terri Benedicto officiating. Burial will follow at
Pallbearers will be Tommy Jenkins, Daniel Pullium, Daniel
Chapman, Jarred Raley, Bryan Raley and Billy Tallent Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Sam Thompson, James
Raley, Frankie Don Morris and Ronnie Martin. She taught
Sunday school at Brushie Prairie Methodist Church for many
years. She worked at Haggar Slacks Company, the Hat Factory,
and Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana. She loved to fish and
play 42. She loved spending time with her family, church
family, and friends from Log Cabin Square Dance Club. She
was a member of Wesley Methodist Church in Corsicana. She
was preceded in death by her husband, Truman Raley, parents,
W.O. Kelly and Etta Kelley; sons, Thurman Raley and Robert
Raley; grandson, Brett Sellers; son-in-law, Billy Jack
Seaton and Dave Sellers; and brothers, Oscar Kelley, Enoch
Kelley, Ervin Kelley, Alton Kelley, Bill Kelley, and Woodrow
Kelley; and sisters, Etta May and Myrtle Raley. She is
survived by her daughters Marceline Seaton of Corsicana and
Joyce Raley Sellers of Irving; sisters, Dorothy Ragland and
Betty Mcgar; brother, Odel Kelly; daughter-in-law, Mickie
Raley McGaugh and Betty Raley, both of Corsicana; seven
grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and
nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends,
including special friends Sandra and Max Taylor and Charles
Deckert. The family would like to thank the staff at Navarro
Regional Hospital for all the loving care and helping hands
that took care of Lometa Raley. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Dorothy Ruth (York) Tucker
Sep 18, 1920 - Jan 19, 2009
Dorothy Ruth Tucker
Dorothy Ruth Tucker left this world to be reunited with her husband
of 55 years on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. She was 88 years old. She
began her journey in Frost on Sept. 18, 1920, being one of 10
children born to John Sims and Willie Eunice York. She married her
soul-mate, Eugene Tucker, on June 23, 1940. Having spent most of
their married life in Corsicana, the Tuckers began worshiping and
were charter members of North Beaton Church of Christ. Dorothy
became affectionately known as “Granny” by numerous kids and teens
while she and her husband ran the Corsicana Skating Rink. After
spending some time living in Irving, the couple made their move back
to Corsicana in 1985. Having lost Eugene in 1995, Dorothy spent her
remaining years living in their family home being cared for by
family. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and
Ernie Nelson of Limestone County, Janice Prowell of Alvin, Patricia
and Bobby Latham of Kirvin; 10 grandchildren, 18
great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Alton
York of Quinlan; sister, Wanda June White of Dallas; several nieces
and nephews; cousin, Helen McCarter of Corsicana; and honorary
family members, Dene and Lynn Tomlin of Elkhart. The family extends
a special thank you to Ruby and Bill Jordan and their family for the
exemplary care and love they showed Mrs. Tucker in her final years.
They went above and beyond the role of distant cousin by putting
their own lives on hold to care for her. Funeral services will be 1
p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Steve Orbison
officiating. Final resting place will be at
Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
D. (Miers) Adler
Oct 10, 1938 - Jan 19, 2009
Helen D. Adler, 70, of Dawson, passed away Monday, Jan. 19,
2009, in Dawson. She was born Oct. 10, 1938, in Dallas to
Grady and Ruth Miers. She retired from Navarro College and
worked at Dowd’s. She was a member of Eastern Star No. 1046,
Dawson. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m.
Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Pastor Glen Benifield
officiating. Burial will follow at
Pallbearers will be Hughie Libhart, John Stephenson, Blaine
Nesmith, James Moore, Darren Kirby and Charlie Brown.She is
survived by husband of 44 years, John Michael Adler of
Dawson; children, Vickie Montoya, John R. Adler, Michael R.
Adler and Rusty Adler; grandchildren, Amanda Carter, Monica
McKinney, Kai Adler, Michael S. Adler, Avery Montoya,
Aidelen Montoya, Logan Adler, Mason Montoya and Kylee Adler;
and great-grandchildren, Cadence McKinney, Savannah Carter
and Chandler Carter. She was preceded in death by parents,
Grady Earl and Ruth Hogue Miers; and brother, Walter Earl
Miers. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
abt 1924 - Jan 18, 2009
Maxine Milton, 85, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009 at
Navarro Regional Hospital. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
today at Scott Funeral Home. Quiet hour will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
today. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Eastside
Church of Christ with Brother W.W. Wilmore officiating. Burial will
be at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home. P.D.
Fullwood, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, in Corsicana. Services
are pending. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
May 20, 1931 - Jan 15, 2009
James Wilkinson, 77, of Streetman passed away Thursday, Jan. 15,
2009, at his residence. He was born May 20, 1931, in Saginaw, Mich.,
to Harold and Virginia Wilkinson. Mr. Wilkinson is survived by his
wife, Joan Wilkinson of Texas, formerly of Saginaw, Mich.; sons and
wives, Brian J. and Cathy Wilkinson of Texas, James G. and Kimberly
Wilkinson of Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Walter
Stoddard of Texas; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Shirley
Bishop of Lake Ann, Mich., Lyle and Mary Fran Bishop of Saginaw,
Mich.; sister-in-law, Irene Bishop of Birch Run, Mich.; cousins,
Charles Wilkinson of Saginaw, Mich., Betty Lytle of Munger, Mich.;
grandsons, Timothy Geese, Adam Brown, Jonah Brown and Eric Wilkinson
all of Texas; granddaughters, Amanda Brown and Tiffany Wilkinson of
Texas; great-grandchildren, Weston Whiteside of Texas and Nichole
Geese of Saginaw, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. Mr.
Wilkinson served in the USAF during the Korean War. He retired after
44 years of service from APV Baker, formerly Baker Perkins of
Saginaw, Mich. Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday,
Jan. 24, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with a memorial service to
follow in the chapel. Memorial funds may be made in Mr. Wilkinson’s
memory to: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box
4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202, (800) 800-6702; or Providence Hospice,
6100 Western Place, Suite 500, Fort Worth, TX 76107, (800) 726-0373.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Dec 27, 1928 - Jan 21, 2009
Thelma Steelman Donaho, 80, of Corsicana passed away on
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, in Corsicana. She was born on Dec.
27, 1928, in Richland. She was a member of Unity Baptist
Church. She was employed with Haggar Slacks and the Texas
Miller Hat Factory for several years. She was the last of
nine children. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held
at 4 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the
Rev. Chad Owens officiating. Interment will follow at
Richland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronald Libhart,
Christopher Roden, Corey Miller, Mike Gargis, Brandon
O’Neill and Danny Allen. Honorary pallbearer will be Chad
Owens Jr. Mrs. Donaho was preceded in death by her husbands,
Randall R. Steelman and Neil Donaho; son, Doyle Glenn
Steelman; and eight brothers and sisters. She is survived by
her sons, Randall Steelman and wife Glenda of San Antonio
and Mickey R. Steelman and wife Ronda of Emerson, Ga.;
daughters, Patsy S. Knight of Wortham, Rachel Howell of
Corsicana and Nancy I. Thompson and husband Allen of
Corsicana; stepsons, Eddie Donaho and wife Peggy of Conway,
Ark., and Mike Donaho of Corsicana; and numerous
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and
cousins. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Jan 23, 1918 - Jan 16, 2009
Obal Dean Holleman, affectionately know as Nanny, passed away on
Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in
Corsicana. She was born on Jan. 23, 1918, to John and Cora (Langley)
Ennis. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 1
p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church in Corsicana
with Brother Sonny Buie officiating. The family requests in lieu of
flowers that memorial contributions be made to the Petty’s Chapel
Baptist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 126, Corsicana, TX
75151.Nanny was a seamstress for most of her life. She enjoyed her
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She liked to sit on her front
porch and watch the world go by. She was preceded in death by her
parents; her husband of 60 years, W.G. Holleman; her sons, Tommy and
Ronnie Webber; her daughter, Linda Perkins; and her granddaughter,
Natalie Renae Perkins. She is survived by her granddaughter and
husband, Pam and Jerry Glidewell of Eureka; her very special
great-granddaughter, Lauren Glidewell of Eureka; her very special
nieces, Cleo Davis of Arlington and Vera Satterfield of Georgetown;
her daughter-in-law, Pat Webber of Quitman; her grandsons and wives,
Ronnie Jr. and Sheila Webber and Shane and Lisa Webber of Quitman;
and her granddaughter and husband, Debbie and Michael Gilpin of
Quitman; numerous great-grandchildren, family, and friends. Nanny
will always be remembered for her love and generosity. She had a
rough last year after the loss of her husband and we are so thankful
that she is now with her family in the presence of her Savior. We
also rest assured in the promise of Jesus that we will be with her
again. The family would like to extend their gratitude and
appreciation to Dr. Kent Rogers, Heritage Oaks Retirement Village
and to Family First Hospice for the kindness and love that they
showed to her, especially in her last days. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Ray McDonald Sr.
abt 1958 - Jan 18, 2008
Ray McDonald Sr.
Lester Ray McDonald Sr., 51, of Fort Worth, husband, father,
community supporter and CEO of Medical Case Management, went
to meet the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009.Funeral will be 11
a.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 301 W. Sanford
St., Arlington. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m.
today at Lakeview Funeral Home, 5701 E. Loop 820 South, Fort
Worth, with family from 7 to 8 p.m. Final viewing will be
from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church. Survivors
include his wife, Bonnie; children, Catrice, Lester Jr. (ShiKeitha),
and Precious; grandchildren, Kieran Kitchen, Makaliah and
Sameera; brother, Booker T. McDonald; sisters, Mildred
Martin and Carolyn Johnson; and a host of relatives and
friends. Arrangements by Lakeview Funeral Home,
Mildred (Frost) Smith-Raby
June 1, 1918 - Jan 21, 2009
Frost Smith Raby of Wortham passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21,
2009, at the age of 90. Mildred was born June 1, 1918, to
Mack and Bessie Frost in Pisgah Ridge. She married Marvin
Smith in 1936 and resided in Wortham and the Pisgah Ridge
area all her life. She was married in 1974 to Eddy Raby. She
was preceded in death by her husband, Eddy Raby; grandson,
Michael Smith; brother, Bryan Frost; and sister, Margaret
Walker. Survivors include a daughter, Kay Allen and husband
Gene of Wortham; daughter, Raye Calhoun and husband Hugh of
Mansfield; son, Bryan Smith and wife Judy of Lakeland, Fla.;
and daughter, Cheryl Lee of Wortham; grandsons, Don Allen
and wife Melody of Wortham, Johnny Allen and wife Pam of
Corsicana, Doug Allen and wife Betty of Wortham, Ken Calhoun
of Mansfield, Craig Calhoun and wife Jamie of Mansfield,
Stewart Smith and wife Kim of Bastrop and Jason Lee and wife
Diana of Denton; granddaughters, Jennifer Rash and husband
Jimmy of Eureka and Nicole Partin and husband Bill of Fort
Drum, N.Y.; brother, Bill Frost of White Oak; stepson,
Wilburn Raby and wife Ruby of Lake Limestone; step-grandson,
Fred Raby and wife Penny of Hewitt; step-granddaughter,
Linda Davidson and husband Mike of Plano; 14
great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and many
nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Wortham with
the Rev. Jay Fraze and the Rev. Don Johnson officiating.
Internment will follow at Wortham Cemetery. Visitation will
be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Porter Chapel in
Wortham. Arrangements by Porter Funeral Home, Mexia.
Gloria Jean (Potter) Thomas
Jan 21, 1942 - Jan 21, 2009
Jean Thomas, 67, went to be with her Heavenly Father on
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009. She was born Jan. 21, 1942, in
Sioux City, Iowa, and moved to Arlington in 1955. She was
married to Bobby Thomas for almost 50 years. She worked for
Southwestern Bell Telephone and AT and T until retiring
after 27 years. She and Bobby made their home in Navarro
Mills until she passed away. Mrs. Thomas’ church home was
Navarro Mills Baptist Church. She really loved to attend
when she was able. Gloria was a loving wife, mother,
grandmother and great-grandmother to all of her children and
close friends. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
today at Corley Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 2
p.m. Saturday at Navarro Mills Baptist Church with the Rev.
Ricky L. Woodall officiating. Interment will follow at
Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chriss Brooks, Joe
Brewing, John Collier, Billy Jordon Jr., Dale Roverson and
Steven Tucker. Honorary pallbearers will be Junior Crenshaw,
Jachie Thomas, Carlos Thomas, Tom Sawer, Terry Adams and
Clark Putman. Mrs. Thomas is survived by her husband, Bobby
G. Thomas; daughter, Cathy Dianne Lively and her husband
Boyd of Purdon; son, Michael Wayne Thomas and his wife Susan
of Arlington; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren
and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Potter; and brother,
Charles Franklin Potter. Arrangements by Corley Funeral
William Kyle Brietz
Oct 20, 1925 - Jan 23, 2009
K. Brietz, former president of Whiteselle Brick and Lumber
Company, passed away on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009. Mr. Brietz was
born to Marian Cheney Brietz and Sydney K. Brietz on Oct.
20, 1925. He graduated from Corsicana High School in
served in the Navy from May 24, 1943, until May 14, 1946. He
served 12 months of sea duty aboard the USS LCI (1) 701.He
married Cora Nell Stanley April 10, 1948. During his business
career he was a member of the Corsicana Rotary Club, and
served on the advisory board of The Salvation Army. He
served on CISD school board from 1968 to 1972. He was a
longtime member and supporter of the Corsicana YMCA joining
in 1937 and remaining a member until his health failed. He
was a member of the Corsicana Country Club where he enjoyed
many hours of golf with his golf buddies. He joined First
Baptist Church at an early age. He was a deacon, taught
Sunday school and served on various committees for 75
years. He is survived by wife of 60 years, Cora Nell of
Corsicana; son, Stanley Kyle Brietz; daughter, Kimberly
Palmer; and grandson, Dillon Palmer of Allen. Visitation will
be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist
Church. Interment will follow at
Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be J.B. Paschal, Brad Tekell, Joe
Bob Tekell, Lloyd Richard Long, Paul Stewart, Hal Prater,
Kyle Brietz and Dillon Palmer. Honorary pallbearers will be
Walter Farzner, Wilson Dosser, Stafford Beaubouef, Campbell
Gillespie, Joe Nussbaum, Truet Lewis, Jay Justice and J
Waterman. The family would like to thank the nurses at
Twilight Home and Cedar Lake Hospice for the kind and
compassionate care that was given to their loved one.
Donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Corsicana
or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton
Percy Darwin "P.D." Fullwood II
Nov 11, 1924 - Jan 20, 2009
Darwin "P.D." Fullwood II
Percy Darwin “P.D.” Fullwood II, 84, passed away on Tuesday,
Jan. 20, 2009, at his home in Corsicana. He was born Nov.
11, 1924, in Corsicana to Percy Travis Fullwood and Evelyn
Watkins Fullwood. He was a graduate of Corsicana High School
and held a Bachelor of Science degree and two master’s
degrees from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. P.D. was
a city commissioner, a past president of the Rotary Club and
member of the Dallas Rotary Chorus. He and his wife, Flo,
traveled around the world singing with Rotary Chorus. Many
wonderful friends and memories were made on the various
trips. P.D. and Flo opened their home to many foreign
exchange students and businessmen through Rotary
International. P.D. was also a member of Toastmasters where
he won numerous awards for his speaking ability. P.D. was
chairman of the board of Community Services, a Realtor, and
owner of Community Finance. Ranching was also a great part
of his life. From his youth, P.D. was a member of First
Baptist Church of Corsicana, where he enjoyed singing in the
church choir. Later, when he and his wife moved to Eureka,
he was a member of Mildred Baptist Church. Although his
health prevented him from participating in the church
activities, he enjoyed the choir, the singing, and the
services. P.D. was a veteran of
World War II, where he served
in the United States Navy. Mildred School has recognized him
and the other veterans. His grandson, Jordan Travis Ewing,
is now serving in the United States Army and his son-in-law,
Randall Lee Garrett, served in the United States Navy during
the Vietnam War. P.D. was involved in many community
projects. He could be found serving hot dogs and pancakes at
Derrick Days to helping with service projects for the Rotary
Club. There was never a time he was called upon that he
didn’t rise to the occasion. Mount Olive Missionary Baptist
Church recognized him as a friend and a donor of property to
the church. P.D. was an avid hunter and fisherman and was in
his element on land or on water. He saw God’s loving hand in
all nature and all creatures and he shared this reverence
for the Lord and His creations with his children,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His son, son-in-law,
and grandsons have many fond memories of their hunting,
fishing and camping expeditions. These memories will be kept
in their hearts and passed down to their children. Flo would
like to thank Dr. Kent Rogers for his excellent care and
attention to P.D. Flo also wishes to thank the
rehabilitation staff at Heritage Oaks. It is comforting to
have had a doctor and staff who go out of their way to care
for their patients. Preceding P.D. in death were his parents,
Percy Travis Fullwood and Evelyn Augusta Watkins Fullwood;
and sisters, Mildred Harris and Dell Coe. He is survived by
his wife, Florence “Flo” Fullwood; daughters, Regina (Fullwood)
Garrett and husband Randy, Deborah (Fullwood) Spear and
husband Randy, and Marla (Fullwood) Ewing and husband Brad;
and son, Percy Travis Fullwood II and wife Kelly. His
grandchildren are Kimberly Garrett Supak, Randall Todd
Garrett, Jordan Travis Ewing, Shelley Nicole Ewing, Percy
Darwin Fullwood III, and Ryan Hunter Fullwood. He is also
survived by his great-grandchildren, Alexa Leigh Supak,
Jenna Elizabeth Supak, Skylar Renee Supak, Raylee McKenna
Garrett, and Lane Scott Supak. His great-grandchildren spent
many happy hours entertaining him with their dancing and
singing. P.D. will be greatly missed but not forgotten by
his family and all those whose lives he touched. Visitation
will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Mildred
Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Neal and the Rev. B.F.
Risinger officiating. Interment will follow at
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brad Ewing, Jordan Ewing, Todd
Garrett, Gordon George, Randy Spear and Scott Supak.
Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Garrett, Carter
Braselton, Paige Watkins and Allen Golden. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
William Maurice Hagle
Apr 6, 1916 - Jan 2009
William Maurice Hagle was born on April 6, 1916. He was preceded in
death by his parents, James Hagle and Mary Ritter; and his wife of
63 years, Louella Hagle. Maurice was a star athlete during his high
school years in Purdon and Rosebud where he graduated. He was a star
standout in all sports including football, basketball and baseball.
He attended Texas Military College in Terrell and Marshall Junior
College on athletic scholarship. In 1939, Maurice went to work for
the Humble Oil and Refining Company in Baytown. He met Louella
Garrett and married her in 1944. They moved to Corsicana in 1953
where they lived for the remainder of their lives. He worked in
Corsicana and throughout the state as a bricklayer most of his adult
life. He is survived by one son, Jim Hagle, and daughter-in-law, Sue
Hagle, of Grand Prairie; and two daughters, Kay Romo of Apple Valley
and Kathie Walker of Chandler, Ariz. He is also survived by five
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A visitation will be
held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. The graveside
service will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at
Dresden Cemetery with the Rev.
B.F. Risinger officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
James Russell McDonald Jr.
abt 1947 - Jan 19, 2009
Russell McDonald Jr.
James Russell McDonald Jr., 62, of Corsicana passed away
Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at the VA Hospital in Dallas. Wake
service will be 6 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary
Chapel. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at
Bethlehem Baptist Church with Pastor Dairy Johnson
officiating. Interment will follow at
Woodland Memorial Park. Mr. McDonald was born Jan. 1, 1947, in Corsicana. He
was preceded in death by his mother, Vera Lee McDonald.
Survivors include his father, James Russell McDonald of
Corsicana; sons, James Russell McDonald III and Jerry Dwayne
McDonald and one son of Corpus Christi; six sisters, Diane
Fowler of Dallas, Christine Robinson of Atlanta, Ga.,
Ellender P. Johnson (Dairy) of Corsicana, Rosie Wilson of
Houston, Robbie McDonald of Dallas and Sonya White of
Corsicana; five brothers, George T. McDonald (Opal) of
Dallas, Dwight McDonald (Carie) of Houston, Frederick L.
McDonald (Vicki) of Corsicana, Gary McDonald (Beverly) of
Sacramento, Calif., and David Chaney (Jewel) of Corsicana;
three grandchildren, Jamie, Mariah and Juliett McDonald; and
a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, aunts and
friends. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Chesley Patterson Jr.
Oct 1, 1936 - Jan 22, 2009
Chesley Patterson Jr., 72, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday,
Jan. 22, 2009, in Corsicana. He was born on Oct. 1, 1936, in
Corsicana. He loved and adored his family. He loved life and never
met a stranger. He worked at Harvie’s Produce and Oil City Iron
Works. Traveling to Brookshire’s was one of his favorite past times
as was sitting on the porch with friends and family, but most
importantly received our Lord and Savior on Jan. 18. He will be
missed by everyone. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday
at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Monday at Northside Assembly of God Church with the Rev. James
Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Keith Kennedy, Kyle Williams, Lance
Patterson, Taylor Patterson, Brian Lee and Jeff Cook. Mr. Patterson
was preceded in death by his parents, Chesley and Mable C. Patterson
Sr.; brother, Lyndle Patterson; sister, Claudine Mosley; and a
grandson, Brian Williams. He is survived by his wife of 51 years,
Martha Patterson; daughters, Debbie Williams and husband Gary of
Corsicana, Brenda Lee and husband Brian of Mabank, and Lisa Cook and
husband Jeff of Duncanville; sons, Ronnie Patterson and wife Stacie
of Corsicana, and Lesley Patterson and wife Kimberly of Corsicana;
11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Selita “Dude”
Blackwood and husband George of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and
nephews. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Lee (Walker) Crum
d. Jan 14, 2009
Lee Walker Crum
Nancy Lee Walker Crum passed from this life on Jan. 14,
2009, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in
Corsicana. She was a longtime resident of Brownsville but
had moved to Corsicana in 1993. She had a long career in the
Brownsville Independent School District and the Brownsville
Teacher’s Credit Union as president. During those years she
was awarded many honors both personal and professional for
her honest, caring and proficient handling of the credit
union’s money. She is survived by her son, Tom Crum of
Brownsville; her daughter and son-in-law, Lana and Lynn
Berry of Corsicana; her son and daughter in-law, Bill and
Ale Crum of Austin; and her daughter-in-law and husband,
Carolyn and Gaynor Stiles of Houston. She had 33
grandchildren and great-grandchildren that delighted her
spirit and gave joy to her last years. Her father and mother,
Chester and Gertrude Walker, were founding members of the
Church of Christ in Brownsville. Mrs. Crum was a faithful
member of the Price Road Church of Christ in Brownsville and
the Church of Christ at Westhill in Corsicana. She was an
inspiration and a true reflection of her Lord and Savior to
all of her family and friends. She was a “worthy woman.” In
lieu of flowers please send memorials to: Christian Homes of
Abilene. Her family and friends will gather for a private
memorial services at a later date. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
J. O. Terrell Couch
March 3, 1920 - Jan 25, 2009
J.O. Terrell Couch, a longtime resident of Houston and fifth
generation Texan, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009. He was born March 3,
1920, in San Antonio, the eldest child of Mattie Terrell and Quest
Compere Couch. Terrell was a 1937 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High
School in San Antonio, attended San Antonio Junior College for one
year, and then the University of Texas at Austin where he received
his LLB degree and was member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He
enlisted in The United States Army in January 1942 and was admitted
to the Texas State Bar shortly thereafter. On July 31, 1943, he
married Willynn Miles Brooks of Wharton. She died on May 28, 1992.
He was also predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Quest C.
Couch Jr. and Marshall Dick Couch. He is survived by his sister,
Martha Couch Dickman, and husband, Col. William C. Dickman, and
several nieces and nephews, all of San Antonio. He is also survived
by his son, J.O. Terrell “JOT” Couch Jr., and wife, Eleanor “Tee”
Stowe Couch, of Houston and their children, Eleanor “Ellie” Miles
Couch of Dallas and Virginia “Ginny” Terrell Couch of Boca Raton;
his son, Leland Brooks Couch of Austin; and daughter, Nancy Couch
Davis, and her husband, Barrett Davis, and their children, Mattie
Lillian Davis and Robin Kate Davis of Houston. Terrell is also
survived by his devoted wife, Margaret Atwood Couch, whom he married
July 17, 1993; Margaret’s children H. Kirby Atwood Jr. and wife
Peggy of Houston, and Ellen Atwood Robinson and husband Bruce of
Corsicana; and grandchildren H. Kirby Atwood III and wife Amy,
Robert Fowler Atwood, Margaret Love Robinson, and William “Bill”
Bruce Robinson III and wife Kate. Terrell served from 1942 to 1946 in
the Counter Intelligence Corps of The United States Army in the
United States, Europe and the Philippine Islands, reaching the rank
of captain. He began his law practice in Fort Worth in 1946 with
Judge Hal S. Lattimore and was later associated with McGown,
Godfrey, Logan and Decker. In 1952, he joined the Legal Department
of Marathon Oil Company (then The Ohio Oil Company) in Houston and
became division attorney in 1961. Terrell was named general counsel
of the company in 1967, moved to Findlay, Ohio, where he also became
a member of the board of directors. He completed the Advanced
Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1968. In 1975, he
took early retirement from Marathon Oil and returned to Texas to
reenter private law practice. He became a partner of Hutcheson and
Grundy in Houston in 1976 where he continued the practice of law
until 1998 when the firm was dissolved. Terrell concentrated his law
practice in oil and gas law and water law, and participated in
litigation and selected areas of corporate, antitrust and
international law particularly related to the oil and gas industry.
He was a master of several cases, a member of the American Bar
Association, the International Bar Association, the State Bar
Associations of Texas and Ohio, and the Houston Bar Association. He
served as chairman of the Natural Resources Section of the American
Bar Association, chairman of the Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section of
the Texas State Bar Association, and chairman of the Oil and Gas Law
Section of the Houston Bar Association. Terrell also served for many
years on the advisory boards of the Southwestern Legal Foundation’s
International Oil and Gas Educational Center, International and
Comparative Law Center, and the Institute for Transnational
Arbitration. He was included in Who’s Who in America from 1968 to
1996. He was a member of the Houston Country Club, Allegro, the
Colonneh Club and several other enjoyable social clubs. Terrell will
be well remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother
and father-in-law; a caring and sincere friend; a dedicated,
hardworking lawyer, a fair tennis player, a friendly golfer, and
enthusiastic outdoorsman. A memorial service will be conducted at 1
p.m. today in the Jasek Chapel of George H. Lewis and Sons, 1010
Bering Drive in Houston, where the Rev. Ben Young will serve as
officiant. In lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests with
gratitude that contributions in Terrell’s memory be directed to the
charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Geo. H. Lewis and Sons,
James Henry Pitts, Jr.
Nov 24, 1937 - Jan 25, 2009
James Henry Pitts Jr., born on Nov. 24, 1937, in Corsicana, died on
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009. Jim grew up in Corsicana, and graduated from
Corsicana High School and Texas A and M. He came to Houston in 1960,
and taught English at San Jacinto High School and The Kinkaid
School. Jim was the co-owner of The Empty Vase from its creation in
1970 until his retirement in May 2008, at which time he moved to The
Hallmark. Private graveside services will be conducted in Corsicana.
Contributions in memory of Jim may be directed to the Houston SPCA,
900 Portway, Houston, TX 77024.Arrangements by Geo. H. Lewis and
Mar 23, 1930 - Jan 25, 2009
Theresa Marie Roush
Theresa Marie Roush, 78, of Kerens passed away on Sunday,
Jan. 25, 2009, in Corsicana. She was born on March 23, 1930,
in Horton, Kan. She was a member of Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church of Corsicana. Rosary service will be held at
7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Mass of
Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Danilo
Ramos officiating. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30
p.m. Thursday at the Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary in Horton,
Kan. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at
the St. Leo’s Catholic Cemetery with the Rev. Earl DeKat
officiating. Mrs. Roush was preceded in death by her son,
Dennis Roush; and a brother, Phillip Schuetz. She is survived
by her husband of 59 years, Donald Roush; daughter, Marty
Koch of Waxahachie; grandsons, Jeff and Cory Roush of Ennis;
brothers, Jerry Schuetz of Oberlin, Kan., Richard Schuetz of
Maryland, Michael Schuetz of Horton, Kan., and Daniel
Schuetz of Hiawatha, Kan.; sisters, Mary Clouse of Horton,
Kan., and Carol Smith of Siloam Springs, Ark.; and numerous
nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Corley Funeral
Theresa Marie Roush, 78, of Kerens, Texas, died Jan. 25, 2009, in
She was born March 23, 1930, in Horton, Kan., and was a member of
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by her son, Dennis Roush; and a brother,
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Donald Roush; daughter,
Marty Koch of Waxahachie, Texas; grandsons, Jeff and Cory Roush of
Ennis, Texas; brothers, Jerry Schuetz of Oberlin, Kan., Richard
Schuetz of Maryland, Michael Schuetz of Horton, Kan., and Daniel
Schuetz of Hiawatha, Kan.; sisters, Mary Clouse of Horton, and Carol
Smith of Siloam Springs, Ark.
The Mass of Christian burial will be held Jan. 29, 2009, at
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Danilo Ramos
Graveside services were held Jan. 30, 2009, at St. Leo's Catholic
Cemetery with the Rev. Earl DeKat officiating.
Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana, Texas, was in charge of
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