Navarro County, Texas
Francisco Esmurria Jr.
Apr 10, 1943 - Aug 4, 2009
Francisco Esmurria Jr. deceased on Aug. 4, 2009, at his home in
Corsicana. After a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer, he is
finally at peace. The night before he passed, he was surrounded by
his friends and family.
Francisco was born on April 10, 1943, in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico. He
married his wife, Mariana Rueda Esmurria, on Feb. 14, 1965, in
Cleveland, Ohio, and out of that union six children were born: Olga
Sheila Esmurria, 1966; Francisco Eleazar Esmurria, 1967 (deceased);
Lourdes Zenaida Esmurria, 1968; Josepher Esmurria, 1971; Margaret
Elizabeth Esmurria (Contreras), 1973; and Josue Manuel Esmurria,
Visitation with the family will be held at the Esmurria home from
noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, followed by a memorial service at 8
p.m. in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 2300 Ensign Road,
Ennis, (972) 875-9446.
Any flower arrangements or others should be taken to the family’s
home address, 1065 NW CR 2020, Corsicana, TX 75110, (903)874-3673
Sidney Charles Chandler Sr
abt 1936 - Aug 5, 2009
Sidney Charles Chandler Sr., 73, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday,
Aug. 5, 2009, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Family visitation will
be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Scott Funeral Home.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Sixth Avenue Baptist
Church with Atrum Crittendon as eulogist and the Rev. Donald Lacey
officiating. Interment will follow at
Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.
Peggy (Kelley) Mason
July 8, 1937 - Aug 6, 2009
Peggy Kelley Mason was born July 8, 1937, to George and Lena Kelley
in Junction City, La. Her childhood years were spent there where she
and her sister made great memories. She attended Junction City High
School graduating in 1955. She began what she considered her
greatest accomplishment when she started her family, her daughter
Kelly and her son Greg. She made sure her Christian home was filled
with love, discipline, and morals but mostly love! In 1972, she
moved to Frankston where she planted her roots and considered it
home. As her family grew she selflessly shared her life with her
seven grandchildren who called her “Granny.” Some of her dearest
friends were made while working at Cox Communication/Sudden Link in
Jacksonville where she retired after 20 years. Many happy hours were
spent gardening, cooking, and painting. Her love for life was seen
in her many talents. Peggy was best known for her kind and gentle
nature and loving spirit. She accepted Christ as her savior when she
was 9 years old. Faithfully, she held her membership at First
Baptist Church in Frankston for 37 years. She went home to be with
the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, in Tyler.
Though she will be missed, her family celebrates her homecoming with
visitation from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Autry Funeral
Home, 379 Pine St., Frankston. Funeral services are scheduled for 11
a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at First Baptist Church in Frankston with the
Rev. Darin Wood and the Rev. Terry Skinner officiating, followed by
interment at Lake Chapel Cemetery in Fairfield at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 8.
Pallbearers will be Robert Tidmore, Joe Hicks, Vic Wimpee, James
Owens, Mark Chalk and Jack Douglas. Honorary pallbearers will be
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lena Kelley.
Peggy is survived by daughter, Kelly Black and husband Bud of
Fairfield; son, Greg Mason and wife Melissa Cooper Mason of
Peachtree, Ga.; grandchildren, Bret Walker and wife Jenn of Houston,
Julie Crocker and husband Casey of Amory, Miss., Lauren Black of
Fairfield, Katy Boykin of Fairfield, and Addison, Carter, and Cooper
Grace Mason of Peachtree City, Ga.; sister, Dorothy Colvin and
husband Wayne of Shreveport, La.; and nephews, David Culpepper of
New Orleans, La., and Steve Culpepper of Connecticut.
Arrangements by Autry Funeral Home, Frankston.
Mariella ‘Baby’ (Burke) Stroud
Apr 28, 1916 - Aug 2009
Mariella “Baby” (Burke) Stroud was born in Powell on April 28, 1916,
the fourth daughter of Odie and Molly Burke. She graduated from
Corsicana High School in
1934, attended SMU and graduated from the
University of Texas in 1938. On Dec. 31, 1940, she married Dr. Clyde
Stroud. They entered the U.S. Navy in 1942, served until retirement
in 1970 and returned to Corsicana.
She is survived by Abe and Frances Stroud and Jim and Delia Stroud;
and grandchildren Blair, Colin, and Linley. She also is survived by
her beloved companion “Mulligan.”
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at First United
Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Interment
will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bill Cunningham, Dr. Happy Settle, Scott Settle,
Robert Stevener, Peter Zack, Harrison Sloan, Les Hixon and John Sly.
The family requests that any memorials in her memory be made to the
Navarro County Humane Society, the Edna Gladney Center, or First
United Methodist Church.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Mariella “Baby” Stroud, 93, of Corsicana passed away on
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, in Corsicana. Services will be 2 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 7, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike
Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. An
online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com by
selecting the Mariella “Baby” Stroud obituary. Arrangements by
Corley Funeral Home.
Strayhan ‘Coach’ Phillips
Dec 10, 1935 - Aug 5, 2009
Charles Strayhan "Coach" Phillips, 73, long-time popular
coach, school principal and superintendent died after a
lengthy illness on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, in a Shreveport
He was born on Dec. 10, 1935 in Shreveport, La. His father
was the managing editor of The Plain Dealing Progress, and
wrote a column “Just Talking With Our Readers, by Mack.” His
mother was the librarian in Plain Dealing for many years.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Ely
McDonald (Mack) Phillips and Mamie Lou Strayhan Phillips
Blaylock; step-father, Mark Blaylock; and granddaughter,
Jennifer Louann Dean.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Weaver Phillips of Ida,
La.;, daughter, Julie and her husband Roger Proctor;
grandchildren, Brad, Alaina, and Daniel Proctor of Bossier
City, La.; daughter, Louann and her husband Steve Adair;
grandchildren, Jake and Amy Adair of Blooming Grove; and
son, Charles S. “Chuck” Phillips Jr. of Hooks; brother,
Glynn M. Phillips and his wife Nancy of Sausalito, Calif.;
and a host of relatives and friends. He will also be missed
by his faithful Yorkie, Zack.
Charlie was a star athlete at Plain Dealing High School,
lettering five years in football, and excelling in baseball,
track, and basketball. He won district running the mile as
an eighth-grader. He once scored 51 points in a basketball
game. He went on to play halfback for the National Champion
Texarkana Jr. College Bulldogs. During the national
championship game, he ran back the opening kick-off for a
touchdown. He then played for East Texas State University
Lions at Commerce, Texas. In 1957, the Lions claimed the
Lone Star Conference Championship. This allowed them to play
in the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Fla. The Lions won 10-9.
His goal of playing for a pro team was ended with a knee
injury. In 2008, Charlie was inducted into Texas
A&M-Commerce Athletic Hall of Fame.
Charlie earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in
Education/ Administration at ETSU, and coached in Texarkana,
Ark.; Cooper, Texas; and Hooks, Texas. Later he became high
school principal and superintendent at Hooks ISD. Former
students and athletes of Coach Phillips still appreciate his
positive influence and guiding advice. He was an active
member of the Plain Dealing Presbyterian Church. After
retiring, Charlie worked at Northridge Country Club in
Texarkana, Sports Magic, and as a security guard at Boomtown
Casino in Shreveport, La. He also continued to substitute
teach around the area. He currently lived near the water of
the Black Bayou near Ida, La. and enjoyed fishing, boating
and playing dominos with his friends.
Visitation will be at Bailey Mortuary in Plain Dealing, La.
from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2009.
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8,
2009, at Plain Dealing Presbyterian Church in Plain Dealing,
La. with Pastor Rev. Kathleen Hignight officiating.
Following the funeral service, a committal service will be
held at Cottage Grove Presbyterian Church with interment to
follow in Cottage Grove Cemetery under the direction of
Bailey Mortuary, Plain Dealing, La.
Honoring Charlie as pallbearers will be Steve Adair, Roger
Proctor, Tony Mandino, Jimmy Hefner, Jerry Peveto and
Charles G. Coyle. Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Phillips,
Sidney Anderson and Ed Cater.
Arrangements by Bailey Mortuary, Plain Dealing, La.
June 11, 1925 - Aug 8, 2009
Margrett passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved
ones on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009. She was born June 11, 1925,
to Leo and Gertrude Withrow.
Margrett married Raymond Fouse Oct. 26, 1946. He preceded
her in death in 1991. During their 45 years of marriage,
they lived in Corsicana, Longview and White Oak.
Margrett was employed by Bell Telephone Company for 42
years. She held a record of 35 years of perfect attendance
at work. She was well known for her dedication to her family
and for her sweet and cheerful attitude.
Margrett is survived by her sister, Amie Lee Wansley of
Quitman; daughter, Martha Timmons, and son, David Fouse, of
Longview; and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to acknowledge the loving care of Dr.
Deepak Patel and his staff, Cedar Lake Hospice, and the
entire staff of Sterling House in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10,
at Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola. Graveside service will
follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Mineola.
Arrangements by Beaty Funeral Home, Mineola.
Cleveland ‘Sandy’ Watson
Nov 28, 1945 - Aug 3, 2009
Cleveland “Sandy” Watson of Rural Shade passed away on Monday, Aug. 3,
Sandy was born on Nov. 28, 1945, in Socorro, N.M. to Frances Jeanne Cole
Watson and John Irby Watson. He grew up in Abilene and graduated from
Abilene High School in 1964. In high school, he played baseball and
excelled at debate. He attended college at the University of Texas at
Arlington before joining the United States Air Force in 1965. He served
in the Air Force for four years, including service during the Viet Nam
War. In 1969, he was honorably discharged from the Air Force. He then
went to work at Bell Helicopter for a period of time, and returned to
school at the University of Texas at Arlington. After that, he held a
few different jobs until he found the right match for him.
In 1988, Sandy began work in Corsicana at Collin Street Bakery, where he
rose to the level of plant manager and remained in that position until
the time of his death. Sandy was dedicated to his work at the bakery.
Sandy also met Debbie Scruggs, whom in fell in love with and had the
good sense to marry.
Sandy loved the outdoors — fishing, hunting, and being close to nature.
And, he loved sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys. He could sometimes
be heard yelling at the television when his team wasn’t making him
proud. He was well read, and was especially interested in and
knowledgeable about Texas history. Sandy also enjoyed doing crossword
puzzles and always had at least one going at any given time. He loved
his dogs — Baby Girl, Dallas, Rowdy and Miss Red — and they loved him.
He enjoyed sitting on his back porch swing and listening to the quiet of
his country home. He liked good music, mostly country-western and Cajun.
He had a number of lifelong friends with whom he got into a fair amount
of mischief in his younger years, and who knew him to be a good friend
and true to his word. Those of us who knew and loved him will always
remember his keen sense of humor, his stubbornness, his intelligence,
and most of all, the warmth of his heart. He’s gone from us too soon,
and the world is not as good a place without him.
Sandy was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife,
Debbie; daughter, Barbara (B.J.); grandson, Benjamin; brother, Rick and
wife Shary; nephew, Tony and wife Myong-Hui and their daughters Ally and
Emily; step-children, Chris and husband James and grandchildren Kala,
Kelsie and Kole Haley; Shane and wife Lisa and grandchildren Briar and
Josey Scruggs, Lucas Gilbert; and sister-in-law, Cindy and husband John
Goodnight; as well as cousins and other relatives.
Sandy donated his body for medical education and research to The
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana
Dovie Cynthia (Spivey) Black
abt 1911 - Aug 8, 2009
Dovie Black, 98, of Kerens passed away Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at Heritage Oaks
West Nursing Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at Kerens
First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Buddy Moore officiating. Interment
will be at Oak Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Feb. 1, 1934 - Aug 8, 2009
Dewain Turner of Mildred passed away on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, after
enduring a lengthy but bravely fought battle with Alzheimer’s. He was
born Feb. 1, 1934, in Post, the only child of Dessie and Arthur Turner.
He grew up in Odessa.
At the age of 16, he went in search of work on a ranch in Odessa. He was
taken in by Mrs. Ratliff and her daughter Mary Ratliff-Hurt to work on
the Ratliff ranch and was shown great love. He lived in a bunk house and
worked on the ranch and both ladies saw to it that he returned to high
school. Dewain had taken a brief time out of school to work to support
his mother who had been ill at the time. While attending Odessa High
School he met his sweetheart, Clidie Jo Brown, who was in the same ninth
After graduating from Odessa High School, Dewain joined the Marines
during the Korean War. He received the National Defense Medal, the
United Nations Service Medal and Korean Service Medal. After completing
his call of duty to the Marines, he returned to Odessa where he promptly
married Clidie Jo on Aug. 21, 1955. They would have been married for 54
years in just a few days. Dewain and Clidie moved to Bryan, where he
worked and also attended Texas A&M University. Later they moved to
Corsicana in 1960 and then to Mildred. They were blessed with two
Dewain Tuner was a member of First Christian Church. He was a Master
Mason and a Shriner. During his lifetime he worked as a Texas State
livestock inspector, an owner and operator of Navtex Feed and Supply,
ran a mail hauling business to Dallas, and owner and operator of C&T
Trucking, where he spent many years driving his brown Peterbilt
delivering pipe in the oil field in Caldwell. However, his most loved
and best known choice of work was cowboying and breaking horses.
After retiring from the oil field, he returned to Mildred full time
where he was able to spend time with his sweetheart on a daily basis and
go back to ranching. He loved the time he spent in the pastures with his
horses, cattle and cow dogs. Many people knew him best as a patient,
helpful man who drove a flatbed brown 1972 Chevy loaded with his cow
dogs. Anytime someone called and needed help he would go or if he saw
someone who needed help on the side of the road he would stop. Up until
just a few years ago, people were still calling for him to bring his
dogs to go after that ornery cow they had that was hiding in the brush.
Dewain Turner was not only a dedicated husband, but a truly special dad.
He spent many hours with his girls teaching them to ride horses, care
for livestock properly, and lead by example on how to treat people by
using gentle words and listening to what they have to say. Most
importantly, he showed his girls how to always count on God through
life’s journey. Even as young girls helping him pen cows, he never ever
hollered at his daughters even when the cows would get away a couple of
times. He was a wise man and could think through anything and he never
ever rushed and never put himself first. He felt truly blessed to have
two wonderful sons-in-law and thought of them as sons and was so very
proud to be a grandfather to four grandchildren. He will be truly
missed. He accepted the path that was ahead for him because he knew God
was with him and it was just the way it was going to be. His only
concern was for his family that he loved. “The Lord’s unfailing love
surrounds the man who trusts in him.” — Psalm 32:10.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Griffin-Roughton
The service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Griffin-Roughton
Chapel. Burial will follow at Providence Cemetery in Mildred.
Pallbearers will be Tim Weber, Rex Broaddus, Derek Broaddus, Matthew
Weber, Blake Broaddus and A.C. Crawford. Honorary pallbearers will be
Bill Chandler, Dr. Ray Carroll, Dr. J.D. Carroll, Rudy Carroll, Dr. John
Harper and Clayton Smith.
Dewain Turner is survived by his loving wife, Clidie Jo Turner; two
daughters and sons-in-law, Lela Mary (Turner) Weber and Tim Weber of
Harlingen and Sarah Jane (Turner) Broaddus and Rex Broaddus of Caldwell;
and grandchildren, Matthew Weber, Catherine Weber, Derek Broaddus and
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave.,
Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Jo (Praytor) Franks
Aug. 30, 1930 - Aug 9, 2009
A memorial service will be held for Bettie Jo Praytor Franks at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Westside Baptist Church, 1522 N. 24th St.,
Corsicana, with Brother Larry Talbert officiating.
Bettie was born Aug. 30, 1930, in Wortham. Bettie was a loving mother,
MeMaw, Great MeMaw, sister, aunt, and friend who went to sleep on Aug.
8, passing peacefully from this earth on Aug. 9, 2009, to be with God
forever in His heavenly home.
Bettie worked at the TexSun Glove Company for many years then worked 12
years as a food service worker for Corsicana Independent School District
at Sam Houston Elementary. She loved the children there and always made
sure that none went away hungry.
She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Franks and husband Roy of
Corsicana; two sons, Ron Franks and wife Debbie of Frost and Don Franks
and wife Diane of Waco; 17 grandchildren, René, Kristie, Reagan, Neal,
Beth, Brandon, Keith, Chad, Kelly, Stacy, April, Courtney, Lara, Shane,
Crystal, Carmen, and Travis; many great-grandchildren; one sister, Lela
Howard of Melborne, Fla.; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and her
special family in Christ at Westside Baptist Church in Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Middleton and Lillie Ola
Praytor; her husband, Glen Franks; five sisters, infant “Little
Tootsie,” Alta Rae Pickett, Alsie Mae Beldin, Estelle Adams, and Marie
Wright; two brothers, James Arthur Praytor and Jessie Praytor; and by
twin granddaughters and two great-granddaughters.
Bettie had battled heart disease for many years and lung cancer for the
last year. She donated her body to the UT Southwestern Medical School in
the hopes it will find something that may help someone in the future.
Special thanks to Family First Hospice nurses Kristy and Janet and all
their staff and to Dr. William McHenry, Dr. John Updegrove, and Dr.
Kenneth Johnston from Heart Place.
Donations may be sent to Westside Baptist Church or the American
Cancer Society in her memory.
Nancy (Mize) Roberts
Apr 19, 1931 - Aug 10, 2009
Nancy Mize Roberts, 78, of Corsicana passed away on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, in
Corsicana. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Corley
Funeral Home. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at First
United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating.
Nancy Mize Roberts, 78, of Corsicana passed away on Monday, Aug. 10,
2009, at her residence in Corsicana. She was born on April 19, 1931, in
Nancy loved her family with all of her heart, and celebrated endless
holidays, vacations, and just getting together to watch movies, play
games, and just spend time with those she cared for. She was loved much
by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and will leave
a song in our hearts and souls forever.
Nancy was an amazing musician. She could play any music in any key,
making her a sought-after accompanist. She was also a wonderful singer
and a published composer. Her most popular anthem was “Clap Your Hands,”
published in 1967 by Broadman Press. Her most recent work was “His Love
Endures Forever.” She exercised her comic side while working with “The
Fab Five”: Anne Albritton, John Johnson, Darrell Johnson and Robert
Herod. She loved to use laugh in skits and wrote catchy original songs
for such delightful shows as “Spectacles,” “Memories” and Derrick Days
Nancy was an avid reader and at one time was a book review columnist for
the Corsicana Daily Sun. Her years as a librarian at both the public
library and the high school library made her the “go to” person when
anyone needed information from how to spell hors d’oeuvre to famous
Nancy was so many things — a musician, a librarian, a teacher, a
composer, a friend. Corsicana has lost a treasure.
Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Roberts Sr.; son, John
Roberts; parents, Edward and Llora Mize; and aunts, Josephine Harris and
She is survived by her son, Sam “Bo” Roberts Jr. and wife Deborah of
Plano; granddaughters, Jessica McGrath and husband Andrew of Frisco,
Bessie Justelien and husband Alex of Twentynine Palms, Calif., and
Bailey Roberts of Plano; grandson, Clayton Roberts of Plano;
great-grandsons, Connor and Mason McGrath of Frisco; and
great-granddaughters, Elizabeth and Alexis Justelien of Twentynine
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Corley
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at First
United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating.
Memorials may be made to either the American Heart Association, 1615
Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75239; First United Methodist Church, 320
N. 15th St., Corsicana, TX 75110; or Kinsloe House, 618 W. Third Ave.,
Corsicana, TX 75110.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
May 4, 1911 - Aug 10, 2009
At age 98, Minnie Gertrude Sullivan slipped peacefully into our Lord’s arms on
Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. She was a beloved
mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. She was born
on May 4, 1911, in Emhouse. All who knew Gertrude loved her. She will be deeply
Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Calloway Sullivan; son,
Billy Gene Sullivan; and grandson, Michael Gene Sullivan.
She is survived by her son, Glen Ray Sullivan and wife Linda of Lewisville;
daughter, Wanda Wilcox of Garland; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren,
and seven great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at Corley Funeral
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Corley Funeral Home
Chapel with the Rev. Dan Rogers officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Randy Howell, Chad Watson, Kyle Wilcox, Dale Wilcox, Rick
Elliott and Alan Elder.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
June 16, 1927 - Aug 10, 2009
Johnny Ross Henry, 82, passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday
morning, Aug. 10, 2009, in Ennis after a valiant struggle with
He was born to Guy and Luty Milburn Henry on June 16, 1927. He graduated
from high school in Corsicana and enrolled in Texas A&M where he
graduated with a degree in agronomy. He interrupted his studies at A&M
briefly to serve in the Navy during
World War II. After working in
Houston for a brief period he became greenskeeper at Brook Hollow Golf
Club in Dallas. He moved to Ennis in 1966 where he joined his father at
Henry Oil and Gas Corporation. He retired as president in 1982.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman but his most loved hobby was golf.
He was a member of the International Golf Collectors’ Society, serving
as Region 4 director for 16 years, and the British Golf Association. He
had also been a member of several civic organizations in Ennis. He was a
member of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church where he has served terms as
He is survived by his loving wife, Pat of Ennis; daughters and
step-daughters, Leslie Henry of Ennis, Adrian Henry of Ruidoso, N.M.,
Terri Fielding of Austin, Shana Skeans of Ennis, and Christy Lewis of
Arlington. He is also survived by a grandson and step-grandson, John
William Hashop of Astoria, N.Y., and Caleb Ross Skeans of Ennis;
granddaughters and step-granddaughters, Sara Mershawn of Corsicana,
Taylor Lewis of Arlington, Kathryn Polk of Corsicana, and Casey Lewis of
Arlington; one great-grandson, Ryan Mershawn of Corsicana; son-in-law,
Bill Skeans; two sisters-in-law, brother-in-law and four loving nephews
and a niece. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua James Neal
of Albuquerque, N.M. He also leaves hundreds of caring friends in the
United States, Canada and Great Britain.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at J.E.
Keever Mortuary. The family has requested a private burial with the Rev.
Dennis Smart officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s
Association, the American Cancer Society or the charity of choice.
Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.
abt 1934 - Aug 8, 2009
Edward Evans, 75, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at Trinity
Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at
Eastside Church of Christ with Brother Alton Albert officiating. Interment will
follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.
Salle Bradley Dunn
abt 1957 - Aug 9, 2009
Salle Bradley Dunn, 52, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at Baylor
University Medical Center in Dallas. Services are pending with Ross and Johnson
Jose Francisco Juarez
abt 1998 - Aug 9, 2009
Jose Francisco Juarez, 11, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009. Rosary
will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Services
will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton
Aug 22, 1935 - Aug 11, 2009
Shirley Ann Gregory
Shirley Ann Gregory, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at her home in Corsicana. She was surrounded by her
family as God took her hand and led her to her heavenly home.
Shirley was born on Aug. 22, 1935, to Horace and Ruth Jackson in Richland. She
graduated from Richland High School in
1953 and Navarro College in 1955. On Nov.
11, 1955, she married the love of her life, Holland Gregory. Shirley worked for
the Corsicana Independent School District as an instructional aide for 26 years.
She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Ruth Jackson.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Holland Gregory; daughter and son
in-law, Becky and Ronald Farmer of Corsicana; one grandson, Brian Farmer of
Corsicana, of whom she was very proud; sister and brother in-law, Janice and
DeeLynn Michalk of Giddings; and a number of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at Griffin-Roughton
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with
the Rev. Darla Blatnik and Dr. Bob Young officiating. Interment will follow at
Birdston Cemetery in Streetman.
Pallbearers will be Ronald Farmer, Brian Farmer, Raymond Slovacek, Bobby Wilson,
John Gunn, Doyle Brazier and Perry Murphy.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Juanita (Ray) Davis
Mar 31, 1928 - Aug 12, 2009
Mary Juanita Davis, 81, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12,
2009. She was born March 31, 1928, in Corsicana. She was a longtime
member of Fundamental Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by husband, the Rev. James T. Davis; sons,
Thomas Lynn Davis, Larry Don Davis and James Gary Davis; and brother,
She is survived by her daughter, Norma Ashley and husband James; sister,
Lorena Tate and husband Mahlon; grandchildren, Robbie and Kenneth Swart,
Michael McCarter, Mary and Bobbie Cook, Marcy and Roy Ayala, Christy and
Steve James, Michelle and Josh Oakley, Clemmie Tanner, Julie Bush and
Niki Bush; grandson-in-law, Terry Montgomery; and numerous great and
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Griffin-Roughton
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Griffin-Roughton Chapel.
Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tony McClain, Ricky McClain, Clemmie Tanner, Leslie
Travis, Bill Roper and James Ashley. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry
Montgomery, Freddie Nutt and Otis Dunagan.
The family extends a special thank you to Hand in Hand Hospice for all
their love and care.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Nov. 20, 1972 - Aug 14, 2009
Services for Raymond Shane Barber, 36, of Kilgore will be 2 p.m. Friday,
Aug. 14, at Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Kilgore, with the Rev. Don
Beebe officiating. Interment will follow at Danville Cemetery. Shane
passed away on Monday, Aug. 10 2009, in Longview.
Shane was born Nov. 20, 1972, in Overton to Raymond Earl Barber and
Mildred Elizabeth McFadden Barber. He worked in the construction
industry in East Texas. Shane was a loving and devoted father. Shane was
an avid and accomplished boxer. He also enjoyed fishing and will be
remembered for his good sense of humor. Shane leaves behind many loving
family and friends who will miss him dearly.
Shane is survived by five children, Raymond Austin Barber of Kilgore,
Gavin Shane Barber of Riverview, Fla., Isabella Rose Barber of Kilgore,
Abagale Grace Barber of Kilgore, and Chloe Nicole Barber and her mother,
Sage Huskey of Longview; mother, Mildred Barber of Kilgore; father,
Raymond Earl Barber of Corsicana; sister and brother-in-law, Sonia and
Steven Madewell of Kilgore; brother, Steven Barber of Kilgore;
grandparents, Raymond and Dealey Barber of Corsicana; and other loving
family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13,
at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore.
Arrangements by Rader Funeral Home, Kilgore.
Dorine (Dyess) Davis
Oct 11, 1960 - Aug 11, 2009
Vicky Dorine Dyess Davis, 48, went to be with her Lord and Savior on
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, in Galveston. She was born to Daniel and Patsy
Carpenter Dyess on Oct. 11, 1960. She graduated from Corsicana High
1979. Vicky worked for Corsicana Cleaners and Laundry for 20
years. After leaving the cleaners she worked for the City of Corsicana
for nine years before moving to Jamaica Beach, Galveston. After moving
to Galveston, Vicky worked for Prudential Realty as the office manager.
She was an invaluable employee and an exceptional friend to her
Vicky was preceded in death by her father, Daniel L. Dyess;
brother-in-law, Larry W. Elmore; nephew, Byron Elmore; and uncle,
Earnest “Sonny” Carpenter.
She is survived by her husband, Stanley P. Davis; daughter, Chrystalynn
and husband Nick Hargrove; grandchildren, Amber and Alexis of Royse
City; and foster sons, Irving, Juan and Jesus Torres, David Waggoner and
Domingo Reyes. She is also survived by her mother, Patsy Dyess of
Corsicana; sisters, Pat Elmore of Corsicana, and Georgia Page and Chip
Henderson of Breckenridge; brother, Danny Dyess and wife Carla of
Corsicana; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home with Bishop Curtis Baker officiating.
Pallbearers will be Stephen Rash, Gilbert Hippard, David Ragsdale, David
Smith, Mark Acker, James Trull, Jerry Scruggs, Chester Williams, Donnie
Toms and Sandy Barlow.
She will be loved and missed but we know we will be together again
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Helen Marie (Poteet) Stepp
abt 1929 - Aug 13, 2009
Helen Marie (Poteet) Stepp, 80, of Hubbard passed away Thursday, Aug. 13,
2009, at a Waco hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 14, at Wade Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 15, at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Hooper and the
Rev. Michael Green officiating. Interment will follow at Penelope Cemetery. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.
Mar 29, 1937 - Aug 12, 2009
Troy Gunn, age 72, of Garland passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009. He
was born March 29, 1937, in Corsicana to Jake Edward and Edna (Stubbs)
Gunn. Troy was a faithful member of Highland Oaks Church of Christ and
was retired from the automotive industry. He was devoted to his family
and many friends and will be dearly missed.
Troy is survived by his wife, Sarah Gunn; daughter, Michelle Berkey of
Baldwinsville, N.Y.; sons, Brian South of Hawkins and Byron South of Big
Sandy; sister, Lyda Jane Wilbanks of Frost; sister-in-law, Bettye Gunn;
eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14,
at Rest Haven Funeral Home in Rowlett.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Rest Haven
Funeral Home-Rowlett Chapel with George Baker officiating. A graveside
service will follow at 3 p.m. in
Pursley Cemetery, west of Corsicana.
Arrangements by Rest Haven Funeral Home, Rowlett
Marie (Brown) Broughton
Oct 21, 1939 - Aug 13, 2009
Janice Marie Broughton, 69, of La Place, Louisiana passed away on
Thursday, August 13, in La Place. She was born on October 21, 1939 in
She was a very loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, great
grandmother, and sister. She worked as a secretary for the Louisiana
Foster Parents Association, which she was a foster parent for thirty-two
years. She fostered over a hundred children adopting four of them. She
married Carl Neal Broughton in 1968, and they celebrated forty-one happy
years together. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mrs. Broughton was preceded in death by her father; Royce Brown, Sr. and
a son; Steven Raper.
She is survived by her Husband of 41 years; Carl Neal Broughton of La
Place, LA., Mother; Catherine Brown of Rice. Daughter; Karen Hanna and
husband Terry of Mildred., Katherine Sutton and husband Doug of Boerne.
Kimberly Amedee and husband Remy of Garyville, LA., Adopted Daughters;
Mary Jones of Galvez, LA. Amanda Simoneaux and husband Tony, Christina
Cooke and husband Kenneth, Rita Broughton, and an Adopted Son; Jonathan
Broughton all of La Place, LA. Sixteen Grandchildren, six great
grandchildren, and a brother; Royce Brown, Jr. and wife Sue of Rice.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, August 17, at
Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on
Tuesday, August 18, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chet
Brake and Mr. Gary Broughton officiating. Interment will follow in the
Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Terry Neal Hanna, Ryan Amedee, Sean Sutton, James Hogan, Justin Young, Kevin Brown, and Keith
Winnie Ola (Clark) Cox
Aug 28, 1914 - Aug 14, 2009
Winnie Ola Cox,
Mrs. Winnie Ola Cox, 94, of Corsicana, TX passed away on Friday, August 14,
2009, in Corsicana, TX. She was born on August 28, 1914 in Aquilla, TX to George
T. and Sally Ophelia (Isbell) Clark.
Funeral Services will be held Sunday, August 16, 2009, at 2:00 PM at Corley
Funeral Home Chapel with Bro, Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow in
Opal Lorene (Moles) French-Erwin
April 27, 1926 - Aug 15, 2009
Mrs. Opal Moles French Erwin, 83, of Arlington passed away Saturday,
Aug. 15, 2009, in Kennedale.
She was born on April 27, 1926, in Corsicana to Everett Edward and
Margie (Washborn) Moles. Mrs. Erwin was a seamstress.
Mrs. Erwin is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Linda
French of Grand Prairie; and daughter and son-in-law, Christie and Jimmy
Britain of Arlington. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren,
great grandchild, and extended family.
Mrs. Erwin is preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Pat French
Chou; first husband, John F. French; and second husband, Roy L. Erwin.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, at Corley
Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, at Corley
Funeral Home Chapel with Sister Mary Franklin officiating.
Serving as Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Interment will follow in
the Brushie Prairie Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Salvation
Army or the American Red Cross.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Mary Crystal (Massey) Robinson
Mar 21, 1927 - Aug 16, 2009
Mary Massey Robinson, 82, went to be with her heavenly family on Sunday Aug. 16,
2009, in Corsicana. She was born Mary Crystal Massey on March 21, 1927, in
Winkler. She was the middle child of seven children.
She is preceded in death by her father, John Thomas Massey; mother, Letha
Brunson Massey Davis; husband, A.O. (Curley) Robinson; daughter, Cathy Marie
Robinson; and son, Jerry Ellis (Dick) Robinson.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Kemp of Corsicana; daughter, Ann Stewart
and husband Ronald of Corsicana; son, John Robinson and wife Diana of Retreat.
She is also survived by brothers H.L. Massey and wife Margie of Lubbock, Roy
Massey and wife Rosie of Corpus Christi, Harold Massey and wife Gynn of
Fairfield, Johnny B. Massey and wife Janice of Wortham; sisters, Mable Anderson
of Canyon, Freddie Finley and husband Whiz of Corsicana; daughter-in-law, Debbie
Robinson of Retreat; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 12 nieces and
nephews; 18 great nieces and nephews; and 11 great great nieces and nephews.
She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at Griffin-Roughton
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at Griffin-Roughton Chapel
with Bro. Floyd Petersen officiating. Interment will follow at
St. Elmo Cemetery
Pallbearers will be Ronald W. Stewart, Michael Robinson, Jerry Robinson, Lanny
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Lois (Jones) Capra
Sep 29, 1967 - Aug 17, 2009
Kathryn Lois Capra, age 41, of Palmer passed away Monday, Aug. 17, 2009,
in Dallas. She was born Sept. 29, 1967, in Alamogordo, N.M., to Charlie
Jones Jr. and Margaret Ruth McMurry Jones.
Survivors include her daughter, Ashley Sueann Capra of Waxahachie;
mother, Margaret Swanson of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; father, Charlie
Jones Jr. of Emhouse; brother, Charlie Jones III of Emhouse; sisters,
Diana Lyn Rector of Alamogordo, N.M., Belenda Williams of Katy and
Cleona Corine Dawson of Corsicana; and nieces, Audrey Williams, Sabra
Williams, Courtney Dawson and Leah Dawson.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, in the chapel
of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.
Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, Waxahachie.
Sep 11, 1978 - Aug 16, 2009
Dane Davidson Thomas, 31, of Coalgate, Okla., passed away Sunday, Aug.
16, 2009. He was born Sept. 11, 1978, in Bedford.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Griffin-Roughton
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at Mildred Baptist Church
with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Jacob Riley, Larry Don Thomas, Don Thomas, Larry
Thomas, Jeremy Riley, James Wallace, and Jeff Brown.
He is survived by his wife, Kim Thomas of Coalgate, Okla.; children,
Stormy, Mackenzie and Chris Thomas of Coalgate, Okla.; father, Carlos
Thomas of Mabank; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by Lola Thomas.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
abt 1926 - Aug 19, 2009
Simon Rivas, 83, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009. Rosary will
be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Graveside
services will be noon Saturday, Aug. 22, at
Hamilton-Beeman with Pedro Azebes
officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Jane Audrey Smith
June 11, 1915 - Aug 19, 2009
Jane Audrey Smith, 94, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, and was born June
11, 1915, to Wade Hampton Smith and Ruby Buckner Smith in Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Wade H. Smith Jr. (and wife Pat),
and Jack Buckner Smith. She is survived by her sister, Anne Smith
Humphries and husband Olin Humphries Jr. of Houston; sister-in-law, Mrs.
Jack (Virginia) Smith and nephew Warren Smith (and wife Linda) of
Hammond, La.; and nephews, Wade H. Smith III (and wife Elise) and Dana
B. Smith of Houston; plus great-nieces and great-nephews. Jane lived at
the home of her birth until 2003 when she moved to Houston.
She was quite active at First Baptist Church (Sunday school, finance
committee, etc.). Jane graduated from Corsicana High School and helped
plan reunions for 1932 grads. She was accomplished at the piano
throughout her school days and performed at junior and high school
graduations. She belonged to Le Livre and Athenaeum Clubs, gave many
book reviews, participated in Pink Ladies and on Kinsloe House
She enjoyed working for three outstanding employers: (1) attorney R.B.
Malloy; (2) C.A. Middleton and his sons John and Elliot; and (3) Wm. B.
Robinson and Billie Love Robinson (now McFerran), which became
Investment Planning Associates.
After a private family interment, a memorial service will be held at
2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The family
will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.
The Building Fund at First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana,
TX 75110, would have been Jane’s favorite charity.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Corsicana Daily Sun
Coy Lee Amon
Aug 22, 1933 - Jul 15, 2009
Coy Lee Amon went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2009, in Lufkin, after a long
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Eleventh Avenue
Baptist Church in Corsicana.
Mr. Amon was a longtime resident of Corsicana but had lived the last several
years in Lufkin, where he passed away.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Tilda Amon; his father, Ely Coy Amon;
brother, Lonnie Amon; son, Walter Amon; and granddaughter, Mandy Parker.
He is survived by one son, and Dennis Lee Amon and wife Charlotte of Saginaw;
two daughters, Marie Ann Southworth and husband Larry of Dallas, and Shela Jean
Plaster of Colorado; four grandsons, Steven Amon, Eric Parker, David Mallewick
and Chris Mallewick; two granddaughters, Amy Parker and Loni Amon; a number of
great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruby Faye McGilvra; one nephew and two nieces
Ely Coy Amon
Jul 14, 1903 - Jul 31, 1975
Services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday in Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Ely
Amon, 72, who died in Henderson Thursday.
Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.
He is survived by two sons, Lonnie Amon of Corsicana and Coy Lee Amon of South
Gates, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth McGilvery of Henderson; two sisters, Mrs.
Margaret Crisp of Texas City and Mrs. Ellie Honea of Waco; seven grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Corsicana Daily Sun
- Friday, Aug 1, 1975
- Submitted by Karen Rost
- Death certificate shows his burial in
Hamilton Beeman but he
is not listed in the book. Son, Lonnie T. Amon is.
Lonnie T. Amon - July 3, 1938 - Nov 11, 1981
Sep 8, 1974 - Aug 20, 2009
Charlene Maria Langley Hancock, 34, of Kerens passed away Wednesday, Aug. 19,
2009, at Kerens Care Center.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at New Bethel Baptist Church with
Pastor Earnest Betts officiating. Interment will follow at
Mrs. Hancock is survived by her husband, Walter Hancock; son, Trevier DeJames
Langley; parents, James and Favrene Langley; sisters, Arlene Benjamin (Andreas),
Gwen Langley, Melody Brown (Rodrick), and Mary Martin (Gene); brothers,
Frederick Langley and Cedrick Langley; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Helen Marie (Littlejohn) Murphy
abt 1921 - Aug 18, 2009
Helen Marie (Littlejohn) Murphy, 88, of Waco passed away Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009,
at a Waco retirement home. The family will receive friends form 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 21, at Wade Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 22, at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard with the Rev. Ricky Woodall
officiating. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home,
Grady Arnold, 57, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009. Visitation
will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at Mildred Baptist Church. Interment
will follow at Richland Cemetery. Arrangements
by Corley Funeral Home.
Cecil Lee Wright
Jan 29, 1931 - Aug 21, 2009
Lee Wright, 78, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, in
Corsicana. Mr. Wright was born on Jan. 29, 1931, in Mildred to Cortez
and Ada (Keeton) Wright. He was an operator in the oil field.
Mr. Wright was a loving husband, father and grandfather, known by his
family and friends how much he loved to fish, hunt, and crack jokes. Mr.
Wright served in the United States Marine Corps in the 1st Marine
Division in the Korean Conflict and proudly served his country.
Mr. Wright is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara Sherrard Wright;
three daughters and son-in-laws, Camille and Mickey McCain of Corsicana,
Connie Wright Harrison of Carrollton, and Cathy and Jeff Smith of
Waller. He is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, J.D. and
Betty Wright of Corsicana; and grandchildren, Sloane and Candace McCain
of Corsicana, Riccie and Andrew Garango of Austin, Tiffany and Matt
Broxson of White Deer, Heather Marie Harrison of Austin, and Chip
Harrison of Carrollton; and great-grandchildren, Tyler McCain of
Corsicana, Tatum Broxson of White Deer, and Antonio Garango of Austin.
Mr. Wright was preceded in death by his parents, Cortez and Ada Wright;
and two sisters, Lucille Crowley and Lillian Herrington.
Pallbearers will be Sloane McCain, Chip Harrison, Andrew Garango, Matt
Broxson, Terry Granger and Thomas Tallant.
Honorary pallbearers are Billy Tallant and Don Vaughn.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at Corley Funeral
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at Corley Funeral
Home Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow
at Oakwood Cemetery with military rites conducted by the United States
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Corsicana Daily Sun
Sept 30, 1952 - Aug 20, 2009
Grady Arnold, 56, of Navarro, passed away Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at
He was born Sept. 30, 1952, in Corsicana, the son of the late Carl Otis
and Genell Griffin Arnold. Mr. Arnold was a warehouseman for PacTiv
Corporation, he attended Mildred Baptist Church. He had coached Little
League for many years and enjoyed playing softball. He was an avid
hunter and fisherman.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at Corley
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at Mildred
Baptist Church with Bro. Tony Neal officiating. Interment will be in
Mr. Arnold is survived by his wife, Dana Arnold of Navarro; son, David
Arnold and wife Tanya of Navarro; grandson, Hunter Arnold of Navarro;
sister, Gail Allbritton and husband Barry of Angus; brother-in-law,
Rusty Blue of Rice; sister-in-law, Angie Hoke and husband Rusty of
Huntsville; brother-in-law, Brandon Blue and wife Misty of Kerens;
sister-in-law, Joann Urquhart of Dallas; and numerous nieces and
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Wynona (Herod) Howard
Nov 14, 1935 - Aug 22, 2009
Wynona Howard went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 22,
2009 in Corsicana at the age of 73. She was born in Corsicana on November 14,
1935 to Marvin Herod and Jackie Beasley Herod. She was a member of the Mildred
Baptist Church and loved her church family, working with children in Bible Class
and helping those feel better by playing the piano at Heritage Oaks West in
Corsicana. Wynona enjoyed crocheting, reading, music, and spoiling her family at
every opportunity. Her family will miss her but know that they will be together
Wynona was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years Bill Howard and her
parents Marvin and Jackie Herod. He is survived by her children Elaine Jernigan
and husband Fred of Corsicana, Kenneth Howard and wife Vonda of Corsicana, and
Peggy Hensley and husband Mark of San Antonio. Grandchildren: Lora Tyra and
husband Don, Kevin Jernigan, Jennifer Jennings and husband John, Josh Howard,
Justin DeMoss, Chaese Robinson, and Conner Hensley. Great grandchildren: Kyndal
Tyra, Madison Tyra, Zachary Jennings, Steven DeMoss, and Michael DeMoss.
Brothers David Herod and wife Lil of West Virginia, and Wayne Herod and wife
Linda of Oklahoma. Brother-in-laws James Howard and wife JoAnn of Purdon and
Dewit Howard and wife Della of Hamilton. Wanda is also survived by numerous
nieces and nephews and special friends.
Visitation will be held on Monday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 25, at the
Mildred Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with Bro. Tony Neal officiating. Burial will
be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin Jernigan, Josh Howard,
Justin DeMoss, Chaese Robinson, Don Tyra, and John Jennings.
The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Navarro Regional Hospital in
the ICU unit.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Marilyn (Fleming) Keeling
Oct 26, 1934 - Aug 21, 2009
Marilyn Keeling, 74, of Wortham, passed away on Friday, August 21, at
her residence. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 24, at
11a.m. at Porter Chapel in Wortham with John Smith officiating.
Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery. The family will receive
friends on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the chapel in Wortham.
Marilyn was born on October 26, 1934 in Richland, to Rudolph & Elsieline
Swink Fleming. She retired as a beauty operator after 20 plus years of
Preceding her in death were her parents. She is survived by her husband,
Arnold Keeling; daughter, Stacy Johnson & husband, Nolan; son, Scott
Keeling & Julie; five grandchildren, four great grandchildren; sisters,
Virginia Frost and Billie Burney; sister-in-law, Delorse Beirpounch and
numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and so many friends she loved.
Pallbearers are Joe “Bear” Breeden, Sam Wright, Shawn Brown, Nolan
Johnson, Clint Bennett & Andy Burney.
Porter Chapel, Wortham, is in charge of arrangements
Charles Leslie Garvin
Dec 12, 1893 - Sep 24, 1987
C. L. Garvin, 93, of Blooming Grove died Thursday at Lakeworth Nursing Home in
Services will be 2 p. m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove
with the Revs. Berry Fikes and John Hollingsworth officiating. Burial will be in
Lone Oak Cemetery. Arrangements are
with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Gove.
He is survived by two sons, Johnny Garvin and Earl Garvin, both of Lancaster;
six daughters, Mildred North of California, Lucille Green of Arizona, Fay Ingram
of Lancaster, Sue Brumbelow of Terrell, Mearl Southard of Blooming Grove and
Billie Christie of Corsicana; 20 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren
Pallbearers will be grandson. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Betts, Robert
Gold and J. O. Fields.
William Washington Marion
Mar 4, 1902 - Jul 26, 1997
William Marion (Son) Harper, 95, of Chatfield, died July 26, 1997, in Chatfield.
Graveside services are Monday at 10 a.m. at the
New Chatfield Cemetery, with Rev.
Virginia O. Bassford of Chatfield United Methodist Church officiating.
Mr. Harper was born March 4, 1902, in Chatfield.
Mr. Harper is survived by his wife, Bess Harper of Chatfield; daughter, Corinne
Patrick of Grapevine; grandson and his wife, Roger and Gina Patrick of Trophy
Club and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials can be made to the Chatfield United Methodist Church. Arrangements by
Corley Funeral Home.
John Harris Montfort
Dec 3, 1907 - Aug 4, 1997
Graveside services for John Harris Montfort of Corsicana will be held at 11 a.m.
today, August 6, at the New Chatfield
Cemetery with Rev. Marion M. Harris of Jefferson and Marshall officiating.
Mr. Montfort died Monday, August 4, in Marshall after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Montfort was born in Navarro County on December 3, 1907, the son of Robert
Earl Montfort and Bertha Easterling Montfort. He graduated from Corsicana High
1925 and Texas A&M College in 1929. Mr. Montfort married Katherine Finch in
1935, and she preceded him in death in 1937. Mr. Montfort and Lois Edith Davis
were married for 51 years and she preceded him in death in 1992.
Mr. Montfort served in the Army Air Corps during
World War II at Foster Field in
Victoria and Randolph Field in San Antonio. He retired from the Air Corps with
the rank of Colonel.
After the war, Mr. Montfort returned to Navarro County to farm and ranch near
Chatfield. He was active in the First United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge No.
174, and the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students.
Mr. Montfort is survived by his daughter, Ann Montfort Burns of Marshall;
grandson, William Montfort Burns of Dallas; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Burns
of Dallas; a brother and sister-in-law, Theo and Helen Montfort of Corsicana;
sisters-in-law, Maxine Montfort of Corsicana, Estelle Finch Freemon of Wichita
Falls, Francis Finch Brown of Houston, Doris Finch Legge of Gainesville, Audrey
Davis of Santa Barbara, Calfiornia; and a number of nieces, nephews, and
Mr. Montfort was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Dr. William Quintin Burns
of Marshall and his brother, Robert Earl Montfort of Corsicana.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Mar 14, 1844 - May 14, 1917
J. D. Jordan, aged 73 years, died at the home of his
son-in-law, Howard Drain, near Emhouse Monday afternoon.
Mr. Jordan who has been sick the past week with the black
jaundice died this evening at six o’clock. Weep not, dear ones for
he has gone to rest where there will be no more heartaches or pains.
The bereaved family have my heartfelt sympathy.
Teddy Jay Evans
Nov 27, 1931 - Jun 11, 1996
Teddy Jay Evans 64 of Rio Vista, Texas died in Cleburne. Services will be held
10 AM Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ted Evartt. Burial will follow
in Dresden Cemetery in Dresden.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth O'Neal, Scott Mabry, Mark Ashford, Doug Brown, Aaron
Ashford, Jimmy Ray Ashford.
Mr. Evans was born November 27, 1931 in Jewett. He was employed by the Aircraft
Division of General Dynamics Corp. He was a Veteran, U. S. Marine Corp.
He is survived by his wife, Jerry Evans, Rio Vista; daughter Pamala Resz, San
Marcos, California; granddaughter Marci Pavlus-Newill, Ft. Worth; great grand
child Cody Allen Pavlus-Newill, Ft. Worth and Lauren Ashley Pavlus Newill, Ft.
Worth; mother Clara H. Evans, Houston; sister Helen Brown, Houston; brother,
Sidney Evans, Colorado.
Teddy Jay Evans was preceded by his father, Sidney Eli Evans
Ruby B. (Jackson) Blair
May 6, 1890 - Jan 9, 1963
Mrs. J. B. Blair, 72, native of Alabama, long-time
Corsicana resident, 733 West Tenth Avenue, died in Dallas Wednesday night.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the
Corley Chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. E.A. Keris, pastor of
the Petty's Chapel Baptist church, of which she was a member. Mrs. Blair was the
widow of the late J.B. Blair long-time Corsicana policeman.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ed. C. Frost, Dallas; a
grandson, Dwyaine Frost, Dallas; a brother, John Jackson, Ennis; a sister, Mrs.
Dovie Henderson, Highlands and other relatives.
Arnold "A. J." Williams
d. Aug 20, 2009
Arnold "A. J." Williams passed away Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, in Bonham. No
services are requested. Mr. Williams retired from the Air Force after 21 years
of service and resided in Kerens. Survivors include his only son, Mark Eugene
Williams and wife Kim of Rowlett; one granddaughter, Tiffany Williams of Hurst;
brothers, Alon Williams and wife Eva Jim of Lawton, Okla., and Charlie Williams
and wife Candice of Kerens; and a number of nieces and nephews. Arrangements by
Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Thomas Sidney "Sid" Pennington Jr.
Sep 30, 1934 - Aug 28, 2009
Thomas Sidney "Sid" Pennington Jr., 74 of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Aug.
28, 2009. He was born Sept. 30, 1934, in Union Springs, Ala., to Thomas S.
Pennington Sr. and Nelda Lee Baker. He is survived by his wife, Willie E.
Pennington of Corsicana; children, Steven Pennington of Bonham, Thomas C.
Pennington of Wylie, Allen Pennington of Corsicana, and Michelle Pennington of
Little Elm; sisters, Martha Simmons of Wichita Falls, Sue Laffond of Pace, Fla.,
and Patricia Parrish of Pace, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two grandchildren, Lauren
Pennington and Tracy Pennington. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug.
30, at Dresden Cemetery with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Arrangements
by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
March 10, 1937 - April 2, 2011
E. Pennington, 74, of Corsicana passed away on April 2, 2011, at her
She was born on March 10, 1937 to William and Ruby Saylors and raised in
Glascow, Mo. Willie was a veteran of the United States Navy where she
met her husband, Thomas Sidney Pennington. She and her husband made
their home in Corsicana and she worked for 25 years at Navarro Regional
Hospital as a nurse in Labor and Delivery.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Sidney Pennington, in
2009; brothers and sisters, Freddie Lynn, Pat Coppock, Martha Raines,
and Richard Lynn. Also preceding her in are grandchildren, Lauren
Pennington and Tracy Pennington.
Survivors include her children, Thomas Pennington of Wylie, Steven
Pennington of Bonham, and Allen Pennington of Corsicana; grandchildren’
Kurt, Jacob, Angela, Dylan, Alicia, Ryan, Michelle, Janice, Laura,
Billy, and Amanda; neighbor and caregiver Linda Powers; and a number of
nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2011, in the
Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Pastor Doris Fawl
officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Kirk Pennington, Darrell Stevenson, Justin Lynch,
Justin Rojas, Brandon Coppock and Terry Watkins.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Kay (Hammonds) Hooser
Feb 22, 1934 - Aug 30, 2009
Hammonds Hooser, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, at the age of 75.
She was a very giving mother, a devoted wife, and a wonderful doting
grandmother. Kay was a blessing to everyone she met and she can easily
be described as a loving, humble servant. Kay was born Feb. 22, 1934, to
Zebby and Ethel Green Hammonds. She was raised in the Lone Cedar
Community. Kay attended school in Lone Cedar, Avalon, Hamrock and was an
honor graduate of Italy High School in 1951. She worked for Southwestern
Bell Telephone Company in Dallas for 13 years. On April 13, 1963, Kay
married Jimmy Hooser of Frost. She was a member of Frost Baptist Church
since 1965.She was preceded in death by her mother, Ethel Hammonds; and
sister, Mrs. Genece Gorman. Kay is survived by her husband, Jimmy Hooser;
son and daughter-in-law, James and Lisa Hooser; daughter and son-in-law,
Ann and Will Adamson; and her loving grandchildren, Carly, Samuel,
Andrew and Caroline; sister, Jan Wolaver of Italy; brother-in-law, Buddy
Gorman of Rankin; half-brother, Zeb and Ellen Hammonds of Montice,
Calif., two aunts, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services are
10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Frost Baptist Church with interment to
follow at Frost Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
Frost Baptist Church, Frost Cemetery, or to the Diabetic Association.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Mar 2, 1934 - Sep 1, 2009
Ross, 76, of DeSoto passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, in DeSoto.
She was born on March 2, 1934, in Corsicana. She was a real estate agent
with Century 21 for many years. Mrs. Ross is survived by her son, Johnny
Ross; sister, Marjetta Cody; granddaughter, Tina Ross; and nieces and
nephew, Trina Jeffers and David and Dixie Jeffers. Visitation will be
held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral
services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at Corley Funeral Home
Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow
at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be J.D. Johnston, David Johnston,
Mike Wendt, Bill Harrison, Chris St. Clair and Lance Mixon. Honorary
pallbearers will be Mike Bailey, Ken Hern and Kyle Daviss. Memorials may
be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by Corley
Bobby Sparks Sr.
Jan 13, 1931 - Sep 2, 2009
Sparks Sr. passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at Heritage Oaks
Retirement Village after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held
at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, 125 S.
Fifth St., with Bishop K.D. Davis Sr. officiating. Interment will follow
at Woodland Memorial Park. Bobby, the youngest son of Helen and Curtis
Sparks Sr., was born Jan. 13, 1931, in Corsicana. A lifelong resident of
his birthplace, Bobby was sometimes called "Corsicana's native son"
because he loved Corsicana, and he possessed a vast knowledge of its
history and traditions. Bobby enjoyed sharing stories about the early
years of Jackson High School's colorful history and its successful years
in football, academia, and music. In high school and college, Bobby
excelled in music and football. After receiving a Bachelor of Science
degree in elementary education from Huston-Tillotson College in 1954, he
returned to Corsicana and impacted the lives of many young people as he
taught fifth grade science and mathematics. In 1965, Bobby earned a
Master of Education degree from Prairie View A and M University. In
1979, he continued to serve the educational community as administrative
assistant for Corsicana Independent School District and assistant
principal at Collins Middle School. Retiring in 1996 after serving 42
years in the Corsicana ISD, Bobby developed a renewed interest in golf
and spent much of his time in later years improving his game. Bobby
possessed a passion for football, dog racing, horse racing, and music. A
trumpeter, he loved music, especially jazz. During his life, he
organized and played in many different bands in the 1940s, 1950s and
1960s, including The Pete Cooley Band. Bobby played with greats such as
John Hardee, David "Fathead" Newman and Arnett Cobb. He also has served
as a musical mentor for many budding musicians including his Grammy
award-winning son, Bobby Sparks II, and the late Bobby Simpson. Bobby
was a member of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church for more than 60 years. He
served faithfully as a deacon, chairman of the finance committee, and a
member of the male chorus for more than 40 years. He also was a member
of the National Education Association, Texas State Teachers Association,
Retired Teachers Association, Jackson Ex-Students Association, and
Jackson Athletic Association. At the time of his demise, he was a board
member for the Jackson Multicultural Association and the Boys and Girls
Club. Bobby is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Molly Smart
Sparks; two daughters, Helen Lee-Kahn and Bobbie Lynette Sparks
Williams; one son, Bobby Sparks II; three grandchildren, Jordan Rene'
Williams, Bobby Sparks III and Raya Marie Sparks; two brothers, Lasalle
Donnell Sr. and Curtis Sparks Jr.; daughter-in-law, Tierannye Sparks;
son-in-law, J.R. Williams II, MD.; sister-in-law, Gladys Sparks; one
niece, Helen Cole; two nephews, Frank Donnell and Gregory Brent Sparks;
and several great-nieces and great-nephews, extended family members
including, but not limited to, Walter E. Day, Ricky Walter Sr., Paul
Lewis, Ezra, Beverly and Calvin Carroll, Pam and Charles Colbert, and a
host other family, friends, and former students. Arrangements by Scott
Jan 1, 1934 - Sep 2, 2009
Turner, 75, of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at his
residence. He was born on Jan. 1, 1934, in McGregor. He worked as a
manager in ground transportation. He was a member of Mildred Baptist
Church. Mr. Turner was preceded in death by his daughter and son-in-law,
Brenda and Ervin Speerbrecher; parents, Lee and Sue Turner; brother,
David Turner; and a sister, Gloria Dawn Doty. He is survived by his
wife, Marian E. Turner of Corsicana; daughters, Sheila Turner of
Corsicana, Mary Scott of Waco, and Kelly Thompson and husband Dale of
Lincoln, Ark.; son, Kenneth Turner II and wife Julie of Waco; eight
grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren with one more on the way;
brother, James Turner of Abilene; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins,
and his beloved dog, Maxine. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 4, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held
at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the
Rev. Randall Evett officiating. Cremation will follow the service.
Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, 212 E. First Ave.,
Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Mary F. (Grassman) Ponder
Oct 21, 1940 - Sep 1, 2009
F. Ponder, 68, of Kerens passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, in
Kerens. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept.
7, at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors, Hillsboro.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Hickey
Cemetery near Hillsboro. Memorial services will follow the
graveside services at 5 p.m. at Kerens Assembly of God Church
with the Rev. Barry Lippart officiating. Mary Ponder was born on
Oct. 21, 1940, in Los Angeles, Calif., the daughter of William
and Julianne (Scallon) Grassman. On Feb. 12, 1999, she married
Monroe Ponder in Hill County and he preceded her in death on
Dec. 11, 2003. She enjoyed being a teachers' aide and working
with children. An avid crossword puzzle worker and bingo player,
Mary loved fishing, camping, and animals, especially her dogs
and cats. She was a member of Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic
Church in Malakoff. Also preceding her in death were her
parents; first husband, David Depew; and a brother, William
"Memo" Grassman. Survivors include her seven children, William
Depew of Kerens; Joe Depew of Oakley, Calif., Charles "Chuck"
Depew of Oakley, Calif., James Depew of Livermore, Calif., Diane
Kirchner of Oakley, Calif., Robert Depew of Las Vegas, Nev., and
Marie Weiss of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister, Mary Grassman of
Rosemede, Calif.; and nine grandchildren. Memorials may be made
to Kerens Center Headstart, 111 S.E. Fifth St., Kerens, TX
75144.Arrangements by Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors,
Dec 3, 1942 - Sep 6, 2009
Thompson, 66, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, surrounded by his
family at his home in Duncanville after a brief battle with cancer. Mr.
Thompson was born on Dec. 3, 1942, in Corsicana to Floyd and Edna
Thompson. He was the youngest of three, known for his streak of stubborn
independence. And according to his sister was, in fact, "Mama's
favorite." In 1961, he married his high school sweetheart, Nikki
McCollum, after sweeping her off her feet in his snow cone truck; later
moving her to Dallas. In 1965, he joined the United States Air Force
during which time he had his first child, Stacey, in 1967. When his
service was honorably completed in 1969, he moved back to Dallas, with
his young family; completing it in 1972, with the birth of his son,
Ronald. Mr. Thompson finally settled in Duncanville in 1975, where he
eventually retired and garnered the reputation as Defender of the
Neighborhood against stray dogs, illegally parked cars, and all things
untoward on Katherine Court. Retaining his reputation for stubborn
independence, he was also known to soften when showing his devotion to
his family and beloved pets. He is warmly remembered for his uncanny
ability to fix all things mechanical, his meticulous yard, and canning
some pretty mean jellies. He is survived by his wife, Nikki
McCollum-Thompson of Duncanville; his daughter, Stacey Thompson of
Dallas; his son, Ronald Thompson of Duncanville; and his sister,
Elizabeth Sullivan of Houston. He is also survived by several nieces,
nephews, and many friends who will dearly miss him. Visitation will be 6
to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Arrangements
by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Mary Jo (Anderson) Willis
June 27, 1946 - Sep 4, 2009
Jo Anderson Willis went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Sept.
4, 2009, at the age of 63. Mary was born June 27, 1946, in Pickett to
Keely and Lois Anderson of Emhouse. She grew up in Emhouse but lived in
Midlothian where she raised her family for many years. She was preceded
in death by her parents, Keely and Lois Anderson. Mary leaves behind a
husband, Donnie Willis; three sons, Bobby Nix Jr., Alyn Nix and Johnny
Nix and wife Cari; daughter, Tonya Mears; two stepsons, Terry Willis and
wife Tammy and Bryan Willis and wife Nicole; stepdaughter, Kim Willis;
nine grandchildren, one great-grandson, seven step-grandchildren, and
one step-great-grandchild; brother, Martin DeRusha; sisters, Chris
Holcomb and husband Roy Don and Ann Baggett; and numerous nieces,
nephews and friends, who will all miss her dearly. Visitation will be
held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Midlothian Funeral Home,
200 E. Avenue E, Midlothian, with services at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10,
at Midlothian Funeral Home with graveside immediately following at
Midlothian Cemetery. Arrangements by Midlothian Funeral Home,
Mildred Fay (Brown) Greenburg
Sep 20, 1915 - Sep 2009
Sept. 20, 1915 on the family farm in Blessing, Texas to W. A. and
Cornelia Brown, the family later moved to Corsicana where they were
long-time residents. Mildred attended schools in Corsicana. She married
Saul "Sonny" Greenburg in 1936.Due to his association with the horse
racing industry, Sonny and Millie traveled extensively and eventually
settled in Southern California. Through their association with the horse
racing industry, Mildred and Sonny were involved with and were
privileged to attend the opening of every horse racing facility in
California. Mildred was also involved in the movie industry as an
actress and played bit parts in several movies. Through this association
she became acquainted with many of the film stars of the era. Millie
loved to travel and in her later years, she and her sisters traveled
around the world. She passed away peacefully at her home on Aug. 31,
2009. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Ethel Carter of Dallas,
Lillian Pierce of Corsicana, Clara Childress of Mesquite, John Henry
Brown of Oxnard, Calif., Bill Brown of Corsicana, and Katherine Stanley
of Los Angeles, Calif.———Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Jack Rederick Carroll
Oct 9, 1949 - Sep 9, 2009
Jack Rederick Carroll, 59, of Dawson passed away Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at
Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday,
Sept. 15, at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals in Corsicana. Services will be 3
p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at St. James AME Church in Dawson with Pastor Marilyn
Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at
Farmersville Cemetery in Dawson. riends of the family will serve as pallbearers. Mr. Carroll was born Oct. 9,
1949, in Dawson. Survivors include his mother, Mildred Carroll Henry of Dawson;
two sisters, Maxine Fulchur of Dawson and Debra L. Smith of Mexia; two brothers,
Charles Carroll of Dawson and Billy Ray Carroll of Chickasha, Okla.; and nieces,
nephews, cousins and many friends; and special friend, Carolyn Cherry.
Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Albert Curry Donohoo
1922 - Sep 10, 2009
Curry Donohoo, M.D., MPH, FACPM, FAAO, 87, of Richland Hills passed away
peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009.The family will receive friends
from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Dallas-Fort
Worth National Cemetery. Al was born in 1922 to Albert Horne Donohoo and
Julia Curry Donohoo in Marlin. He grew up in Corsicana and graduated
from Corsicana High School. When World War II started, he became a U.S.
Army military policeman and then a medic. After World War II, he
attended medical school in New York. He then rejoined the U.S. Army and
became an ophthalmologist. He served during the Korean War and Vietnam
and achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel. During his career, he was
assigned to Washington, D.C., Okinawa, Japan, San Antonio, Heidelberg,
Germany, Fort Hood and Vietnam. He commanded the 85th Evacuation
Hospital in Vietnam and Darnell Army Hospital at Fort Hood and was the
division surgeon for the 1st Armored Division at Fort Hood. He was a
holder of the Bronze Star and numerous campaign medals. He also received
a certificate of appreciation from the government of Mexico for relief
work done after Hurricane Beulah in 1967. He retired from the U.S. Army
in 1968.He then joined the Texas Department of Public Health, earned a
master's degree from the University of Houston in public health and
worked to control the spread of tuberculosis in Texas. After a few
years, he opened a private practice in Fort Worth and practiced
ophthalmology. He served on the city council of Richland Hills for
several years during this time. He retired again in 1995 and he and his
wife traveled extensively throughout the world. Survivors include his
wife of 55 years, Jean K. Donohoo; children, Malcolm K. Donohoo, Kenneth
A. Donohoo and wife Judith, Allen G. Donohoo and wife Deborah, and
Robert C. Donohoo; and grandchildren, Sean Donohoo, Kristine Donohoo and
Kaitlyn and Michael Donohoo. Arrangements by Lucas Funeral Home, Hurst.
Glenn Thomas May
Sep 19, 1922 - Sep 13, 2009
Glenn Thomas May passed away Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at Navarro Regional
Hospital. He was born Sept. 19, 1922, to Dewey Thomas May and Etta Farris May.
He lived in the Kerens area all his life, except for the time he served in the
military. Glenn was in the Army Air Force from 1941 to 1946, and served in
War II. Glenn married Nora Lee Griggs on March 1, 1946. They were married 63
years. They had four children, who with their spouses are: Sherry Etta Hamm and
husband Paul from Rockwall, Glenda Lee Griffin and husband Ricky from College
Station, Connie Gale Maxwell and husband Wayne from Lewisville, and Luke Thomas
May and wife Arlene from Hewitt. Nora Lee and Glenn have 11 grandchildren and
six great-grandchildren. They also have twin great-grandsons due to arrive any
day, which will expand the number of great-grandchildren to eight. He is also
survived by his sister, Bonnie Ingram of Kerens. He was preceded in death by his
parents, sister Dreka Rohde, sister Louetta Fort, and many other friends and
relatives. He was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church, and served
in numerous leadership positions throughout the years. Glenn worked at Miller
Brothers Adam Hat Factory for 36 years. He later worked as an employee of the
Kmart Distribution Center for eight years. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday,
Sept. 15, at First United Methodist Church in Kerens with Kory Koch and the Rev.
Buddy Moore officiating. Interment will be at
Kerens Cemetery. Pallbearers are
Jerry Garrison, Don Paschal, Jim Bob Ivey, Bobby Kent, Bobby Bain and Obie
Lockhart. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Laura (Ingram) Berglund
Mar 11, 1959 - Sep 8, 2009
Ingram Berglund went to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, Tuesday, Sept.
8, 2009, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. She was born March 11, 1959, in
Freeport to Cherlyn and James Ingram. Laura was a talented, creative
homemaker who loved cooking, sewing, gardening, and bird watching. She
grew up in the Houston area and graduated from Katy High School. Laura
accepted Christ and was baptized at First Baptist Church of Lake
Jackson, when she was 6 years old. She was a member of The Avenue Church
in Waxahachie. Laura is survived by her two sons, Daniel Golmon of
Lewisville and Samuel Berglund of Waxahachie; her parents, Cherlyn and
Gerry Newbury of Plano; her grandmother, Willie Derryberry of Plano; her
sisters, Julie Ingram of Waxahachie and Amy Roberts of Plano; her
brothers, Keith Ingram of Plainfield, Ind., Brian Ingram of Waxahachie,
and David Newbury of Dallas. Other special people in Laura's life are
her friend Brittany Ogelsby of Waxahachie; her sisters-in-law, Mary Beth
Ingram and Lisa Ingram of Waxahachie, and Susan Ingram of Fishers, Ind.;
and her brother-in-law, Doug Roberts of Plano. Laura had nine nieces and
nephews that gave her love and laughter: Timothy, Jessica, and Caleb
Ingram of Indiana, Cameron, Jacob, and Alyssa Ingram of Waxahachie,
Jourdan Bradley and Brooke Roberts of Plano, and Justice Ingram of
Waxahachie. She is also survived by her aunts and uncles, Lanny and
Linda Derryberry of Austin and Preston and Helen Ingram of Baton Rouge,
La.; her great-aunts, Freddie Summers of Corsicana, Betty Heald of
Malakoff, Velma McClure of Blooming Grove, and Mildred Jones of Dallas;
her great-uncles, Bill Flint of Corpus Christi and Al Prince of Lake
Havasu, Ariz.; her cousins, Gary Ingram and Paula Dye of Baton Rouge,
La. Laura was preceded in death by her father, James Ingram; her
grandparents, Wilburn Derryberry and Preston and Bernice Ingram; and her
cousin, Lou Anne Richard. A special memorial service celebrating Laura's
life will be held at The Avenue Church, 1679 U.S. Highway 77 North,
Waxahachie, at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, with Pastor Dave Brown
officiating. A reception will follow the service at the church.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or to The Truth
Organization (RTI International), a group dedicated to prevention of
cigarette smoking. Arrangements by Wayne Boze Funeral Home, Waxahachie.
Nov 5, 1926 - Sep 10, 2009
Dorothy Juanita Waller of Kemp passed away in Athens, Thursday, Sept. 10,
2009, at the age of 82. She was born in Trinidad on Nov. 5, 1926, to Henry
Leamon and Bessie Bell Hellner Spicer. She was preceded in death by her parents,
sister, and grandsons, Kevin Dale Waller and Robert Wesley Avant. Survivors
include her husband of over 63 years, Alvin Franklin Waller; sons, Leslie David
Avant and wife Patricia Ann of Talty and Larry Eugene Waller and wife Alice Fay
of Seagoville; daughter, Alvita Jo Johnson and husband William of Kemp; five
grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; brothers,
Vernon Leamon Spicer and Gene Darrell Spicer and wife Jo Ann; plus numerous
nieces, nephews, other family members, and a host of friends. Services were held
at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp,
with interment following at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements
by Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home, Kemp.
Geneva (Spurlock) Drain
abt 1926 - Sep 14, 2009
Geneva Spurlock Drain, age 83, of Greensboro, Ala., formerly of Dawson,
passed away Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at Perry County Nursing Home in Marion,
Ala., after a long illness. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday,
Sept. 17, at Greensboro Bible Methodist Church in Greensboro, Ala., with the
Rev. Steve Vernon officiating. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 19, at Black Hills Cemetery in Corsicana. She was preceded in
death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Spurlock; her husband,
Aubrey Drain; and
a stepdaughter, Francine Yates. She is survived by her sister, Frances Seale of
Alabama; three stepchildren, Judy Martin and Joyce Cook of Texas and Linda Davis
of Florida; a nephew, William C. Seale of Alabama; a niece, Beth Seale of
Florida; and two step-grandchildren, Tommy and Sherry Yates of Tennessee.
Arrangements by Kirk Funeral Home, Greensboro, Ala.
Larry M. Green
Nov 10, 1944 - Sep 15, 2009
M. Green, 64, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009. He was
born Nov. 10, 1944, in Dallas to Jessie Green and Nelva Thompson Green.
He is survived by his wife, Cherly Green of Corsicana; daughter,
Kimberly Freeze and husband Chad of Corsicana; son, Jeremy "Dog" Green
and wife Allison of Friendswood; brothers, Terry Duckett and family of
Gun Barrel and David Green and family of Garland; and two grandchildren,
Lucas and Ariel Green. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the
YMCA Brody Duren Scholarship, YMCA, 400 W. Oaklawn, Corsicana, TX
75110.Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Memorial service will be 4 p.m. Friday,
Sept. 18, at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger
officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
June 10, 1940 - Sep 13, 2009
Anne Titus, 69, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at
Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born June 10, 1940, in Weehawken,
N.J., to George and Helen Schiffer and was raised in New Jersey. She was
a seamstress all of her life. Her pride and joy, outside her family, was
the showing of her miniature collies. At one time, she did succeed with
a grand national champion award for dog shows. In the last three years,
she got back to what she also loved — painting portraits.She is survived
by her only son and daughter-in-law, Henry G. Kitsz and JoAnne Kitsz;
granddaughters, Dawn Marie Kitsz and Melinda Lynn Kitsz; and
great-grandson, Mason Coby Kitsz, all of Corsicana; and close friends,
June Vannoy and Ross Headley, among others. She was preceded in death by
her parents, George and Helen Schiffer; sister, Carol Stack; daughters,
Connie Jean Kitsz and Debra Bathory; and second husband, Dean Titus. A
memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at Church of Christ,
344 Northwood Blvd., Corsicana.
Gelene (Jordan) Curry
Jun 21, 1922 - Sep 18, 2009
Gelene Jordan Curry, resident of Corsicana, passed away on Friday, Sept. 18,
2009, in Corsicana, at the age of 87. She was born on June 21, 1922, in Coleman
to Abb Jordan and Lela Gillen Jordan. She was a member of the Central Methodist
Church. Gelene was preceded in death by her husband, R.T. Curry in 1981;
children, Dean Curry and Joan Roby; her parents, Abb and Lela Jordan; and
brothers, E.A Jordan and Jack Jordan. Survivors include her sons, Skip Curry and
wife Vivian of Kingswood and Abb Curry and wife Leann of Eureka;
daughter-in-law, Debbie Curry of Houston; grandchildren, Ryan Curry, Tim Curry,
Whitney Curry, Jake Welch, Sam Curry, and Misty Bush; brothers, James Lee Jordan
of Everman and Tom Jordan and wife Faye of Elkins Lake; a sister, Joan Paschal
and husband Bug of Mexia; sister-in-law, Jo Curry of Navarro, sister-in-law Lena
Jordan of Nacogdoches.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held
at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel. Interment will
follow at Dresden Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Ryan Curry, Tim
Curry, Jake Welch, Scott Reeves, Joe Paschal and Ken Paschal. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Walter Lee Bogart
Oct 8, 1924 - Sept 17, 2009
Lee Bogart, 84, of Corsicana, went home to his Heavenly Father on
Thursday, Sept.17. He was born October 8, 1924, in Roanoke, Texas and
raised in Dallas. He attended Dallas Crozier Tech High School and
completed his education while serving in the
Navy during WWII. Walter
was a master electrician and retired from LTV Corp. in 1980, and was a
lifetime member of VFW Post 3366 and American Legion Post 22. Walter
joined the Navy during WWII and served on the destroyer USS Kephart in
both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. His ship was part of every major
US invasion in the Pacific during WWII. Walter and Edith were married 62
years and he was a loving, generous, and caring daddy, grandfather, and
friend. Walter loved to be with his family and enjoyed hunting, fishing,
and especially dancing with his lovely wife. He was preceded in death by
wife, Edith and parents Elmer Bogart and Mae Frances Evans. Walter is
survived by daughter and son-in-law, Vivian and Robert Isbell;
grandchildren and spouses, Christie and Alan Mayer, Allison and Todd
Rash, and Steven and Amanda Isbell; great-grandchildren, Caide Southard,
Caris Mayer, Katelyn Rash, Sydney Rash, and Emily Isbell; sister, Effie
Peters; sister-in-law, Pearl Beaty, and many loving nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Steven Isbell, Todd Rash, Alan Mayer, Caide
Southard, Charles Beaty, Jim Mullins, Bobby Grantham and David Brundige.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Sept. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Corley
Funeral Home. Services will be held Monday, September 21, at Corley
Funeral Home Chapel and interment will follow at
Eureka Cemetery. Rev.
Max Rash and Rev. Steve Hayes will officiate. Arrangements by
Corley Funeral Home.
Oct 17, 1928 - Sep 19, 2009
Marion "Mickey" Hampton Wilkinson, 80, passed away Sept. 19, 2009. He was
born Oct. 17, 1928 in Stockdale, to Ivy Wilkinson and Ruby Tomlinson Wilkinson.
He loved fishing and playing dominos and cards. He is survived by sons, Virgil
and Sandra Wilkinson of Corsicana, and Pat Wilkinson of Corsicana; daughter,
Donna and Grady Loper of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren,
one great-great-grandson and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in
death by wife, Katherine Wilkinson; parents, Ivy and Ruby Wilkinson; son, David
Wilkinson; three brothers and three sisters. Pallbearers are Blake Divin, Justin
Wilkinson, Cory Wilkinson, Zachary Wilkinson, Danny Miller and Cody Sherrard.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. 2009, at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at
Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Jimmy Zimmerman officiating. Interment will follow
at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers ,donations may be made to
American Cancer Society Navarro Unit, 200 North 13th Street., Suite 102,
Corsicana, TX 75110 Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Manuel Thomas Allison
Jan 31, 1921 - Apr 16, 2001
Manuel Allison, 80, of Gainesville, died Monday, April 16, 2001 at his
A funeral service was held 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at Commerce Street
Church of Christ in Gainesville with Mr. Percy Parrish officiating, assisted by
Mr. Ronnie Quaid and Mr. Walter Vincent.
Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery
in Corsicana under the direction of Clement-Keel Funeral Home in Gainesville. A
family visitation was held at Clement-Keel Funeral Home on Tuesday night.
Born Jan. 31, 1921 in Vivian, La. to John and Ruth Allison, Mr. Allison worked
for Arco Oil Company for 36 years. He married Bessie Fae Kelly on Dec. 20, 1941
in Gladewater. He was a member of the Optimist Club in Quitman and coached
Little League Baseball.
Survivors include his wife, Bessie Fae Allison of Gainesville; three sons and
daughters-in-law, Jerry and Stephanie Allison of Shamrock, Philip and Lena
Allison of Gainesville and Mike and Patti Allison of Roscoe; six grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; one sister, Marie Vasarevic of Tyler; and one
sister-in-law, Luella Allison of Lefors.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Manuel Allison, Jr.; two
brothers, Johnny Allison and Marvin Allison; and one sister.
Pallbearers were friends and family members.
Memorials may be sent to: Christ's Haven for Children, P.O. Box 467, Keller, TX
- THE SWEETWATER (TX) REPORTER:
Dewey Ray "Dugie"
Dec 6, 1925 - Feb 10, 2007
GRAND SALINE - Services for Dewey Ray "Dugie" Askins, 81, Grand Saline,
are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Main Street Baptist Church of Grand Saline.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery,
Corsicana, under direction of Bartley Funeral Home, Grand Saline.
Mr. Askins died Feb. 10, 2007, in Grand Saline.
He was born Dec. 6, 1925, in Utica, Okla., to the late Elbert "Buck" and Bonnie
He owned and operated Mistletoe Shoe Shop in Dallas and Mistletoe Shoe Shop No.
2 in Grand Saline for 64 years. He was a member of Main Street Baptist Church
where he taught Sunday school for many years. He was preceded in death by son,
Jerry Huddleston, two brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Freda Askins, Grand Saline; son, Randy Askins,
Dallas; daughters, Cheryl McMurray, Lubbock, Judy Ray, North Richland Hills,
Dina Bell, Houston, and Teena Boyles, Grand Saline; 15 grandchildren; and 17
Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
- Published in the Tyler Morning Telegraph on 2/12/2007.
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