Navarro County, Texas
Betty Jane (Knotts)
Sept 2, 1933 - Feb 11, 2010
Betty Jane Talley, resident of Corsicana, passed away on Thursday
February 11, 2010 in Corsicana at the age of 76. She was born in Roane,
Texas on September 2, 1933 to Loyd E. Knotts and Flora Bush Knotts.
Betty worked for many years as a sales representative at Woolworths, JC
Penny, and Frances' Dress Shop downtown. For the past several years she
helped her sister at the Powell Cotton Gin keeping books and weighing
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years James A. Talley in
2005, sister Bobbie Martin, and her parents. Survivors include her sons;
Jim Owens and wife Marsha of Blooming Grove, Rob Owens of Corsicana, and
Mike Talley and wife Darla of Purdon. Grandchildren; Rusty Owens and
wife Lee, Mandy Owens, Kristen Owen and husband Paul, and Morgan Talley.
Great grandchildren; Brody Owens, Korri Owens, Kasey Owen, and Evan
Owen. Sisters; Flora Rose and husband Wayne and Joyce Frederick of
Visitation will be Saturday afternoon from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. at Griffin -
Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held in the Chapel at
Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Russell Reed of
Roane Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at
Dec 17, 1921 - Feb 10, 2010
Marian Hayes of Garland, and formerly of Corsicana, passed away on February
10, 2010 in Garland at the age of 88. Mrs. Hayes was born on December 17, 1921.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years
Aubrey Hayes in 1989.
Suriviors include her daughter Carol Cagle of Garland. Granddaughter Corrine
McGaughy. Great granddaughters Whitney and Kelsey Krenek.
Funeral services will be held on Monday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel at
Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will be at
July 16, 1906 - Feb 2, 2010
Caroline "Little Mama" Flores
Caroline Flores was born July 16, 1906, in Sonora, Texas to the parents
of Virginia and Claro Hernandez. After a long and healthy life, she
passed away at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village Feb. 2, 2010, at the age
Caroline Flores wanted to fulfill her lifelong dream of owning her own
Mexican restaurant. In 1941, she and her husband Julius Sr. opened Old
Mexican Inn Restaurant and created a Corsicana hot spot that draws
customers from all over. She was a gifted and talented cook who created
an enchilada recipe that quickly put O.M.I. on the map. As years pass
on, she will be known for having started the Mexican restaurant that has
the infamous "Orange Dip". The traditions she started are still being
carried on by the second and third generations of the Flores family.
Everyone will always remember calling Mrs. Flores by her nickname,
"Little Mama". She may have only stood 4Ft 11, but had a very strong and
commanding presence. At her home, she loved gardening her beautiful
flowers and picking from her pecan and fig trees. Being a lover of
animals, she was a devoted member of the Navarro County Humane Society,
a member of the Immaculate Conception Ladies Altar Society, and a former
member of the Kinslow House. She will always be remembered for her
charming personality, her loving spirit and her whitty comments.
She was preceded in death by her husband Julius Flores Sr., mother and
father, Virginia and Claro Hernandez, brothers, Adolph Hernandez, Pete
Hernandez, and sister, Josephine Pico.
She is survived by her son Julius Flores II and wife Mary of Corsicana;
daughter Carolyn Castillo of Desoto; grandchildren Jeff Flores and wife
Barbara of Corsicana; Danica Woolley and husband Jimmy of Corsicana;
Carrie Flores Heng and husband Pheakdey of Ennis; Renee Reynolds and
husband Sid of Midlothian; and Stacey Payne of Dallas; and five
great-grandchildren, Kade Flores, Jada & Jaylee Woolley, Tyler and
Kailyn Heng, Tanner Reynolds and Kasey Payne. And of course, her
extended family of Old Mexican Inn employee?s past and present.
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 from 5-7pm at Griffin-Roughton
Graveside services will be Saturday 11:00 a.m. at
Aug 8, 1992 - Feb 2, 2010
Ernesto Gustavo Moctezuma, 17, of Corsicana passed away February 2, 2010. He was
born August 8, 1992 in Morelos, Mexico to Gustavo and Leticia Moctezuma.
He is survived by his parents, Gustavo and Leticia Moctezuma; brother, Jesus
Moctezuma; sister, Lizabeth Moctezuma all of Corsicana.
Rosary will be 6:00pm Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton Chapel.
Memorial service will be Saturday, February 6, 2010 at Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church at 1:00pm.
Clyde Allen Barham
Nov 21, 1934 - Feb 2, 2010
Clyde Allen Barham, 75, of Blooming Grove, passed away February 2, 2010. He was
born November 21, 1934 in Navarro County to Raymond C. and Elizabeth Bryant
Barham. He loved to fish for catfish and hunt deer and quail. He also like to
talk and drink coffe at A1 store in Blooming Grove and used to play dominos at
the Domino Hall in Blooming Grove years ago. He like horses, hors.e races and
raised thourgh breds.
He is survived by wife of 49 years Ann Barham of Blooming Grove; numerous nieces
He is preceded in death by four brothers.
Visitation will be 5-7 Thursday February 4, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home. Services will be 2pm Friday February 5, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton chapel
with Bro. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at
Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers
will be Bobby Warren, Robbie Warren, Jerod Barham, Jacob Barham, Roger Perkins,
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to American Lung Association.
Elizabeth (Lee) Johnson
Nov 22, 1925 - Jan 31, 2010
Katherine Elizabeth Johnson
Katherine Elizabeth Johnson, 84 of Corsicana, passed away January 31, 2010.
She was born November 22, 1925 in Vernon to Walter V. Lee and Mary V. Lyday Lee.
She is survived by children Valer and Bobby Vent, Eric and Sandra Johnson of
Angus, Michael D. Johnson of Jefferson MO.; brother Billy Lee of Waco; sister
LaVaughn Gibson of Waco; 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and numerous
nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by two children Jon Kevin Johnson, Mary Anna Beckner,
and husband Harold A. Johnson.
Visitation will be 6-8pm Monday February 1, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home. Graveside services will be 11am Tuesday February 2, 2010 at Waco Memorial
Park with Rev. Dan Rogers officiating.
Nov 24, 1954 - Jan 30, 2010
Tenessa Kay Fitzgerald, 55 of Purdon, passed away January 30, 2010 in Corsicana.
She was born November 24, 1954 in Dallas to Ogle Lee and Bobby Faye King Boyd.
She is survived by husband, Donald Fitzgerald and daughter, Makenzie Fitzgerald.
No public services are planned at this time.
- Submitted by Edward L
- Passed the same day as her brother, James Raymond Boyd
James Raymond Boyd
COWBOY Feb. 10, 2010
Dec 6, 1963 - Feb 4, 2010
passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, in Waco, Texas after a long battle with
cancer. Funeral services were Feb. 4, 2010, at Restland Cemetery in Waco, Texas.
He is survived by daughter, Misty Harrison, two grandsons, Jace and
Faben Harrison, all of Brookings, S.D.; both parents, Bud and Bobbie Boyd of
Frost, Texas; three brothers, Lee Boyd of Douglas, Wyo., Terry Boyd of Casper,
Wyo., and Bill Boyd of Gillette, Wyo.; three sisters, Linda Winchester of
Milford, Texas, Sandy Fitzgerald of Gillette, Wyo., and Brenda Stout of Frost,
He was preceded in death by a sister,
Kaye Fitzgerald, who passed away
earlier that same day.
- Published: Monday, March 1, 2010 12:40 PM MST
Frances (Daly) Guillot
Feb 8, 1925 - Jan 30, 2010
Our mother, Madeline Frances Daly Guillot, born February 8, 1925 in Shreveport
Louisiana to Mark Raymond Daly and Mary Caroline Reitz, passed away January 30,
2010. She leaves behind four sisters Mary Jepsen of Houston, Margaret Daly of
Michigan, Catherine Daly of California, Patricia Taylor of Wisconsin; two
brothers George Daly of Jacksonville, Mark Daly of Dallas. Her six children are
Ray Guillot and wife Donna of Shreveport LA., Richard Guillot of Corsicana, Mary
Guillot Brown and husband Jim of Corsicana, Robert Guillot of Miami FL., Joan
Guillot Binnings and husband Clem of Roanoke VA., Geri Guillot Cunningham of
Cape Coral FL.. She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Fr. Claude
Daly, S.J. and John Daly. Our father, Newton Peter Guillot, passed away in 1984.
After graduating from St. Vincent's Academy in Shreveport, she attended T.E.
Schempert Memorial Sanitarium where she recieved her RN diploma. She then served
as an Army Cadet nurse in WWII caring for wounded soldiers brought to McCloskey
field by troop train, in Temple. She served our Lord as a nurse for 55 years
until her retirement at age 75.
She will be missed by her grandchildren; Curt Guillot, Cheri Guillot Young and
husband Nathan, Trey Brown and wife Sandy, Ben Brown, Arrian Binnings and wife
Sejal, Scott and Julia Binnings, Alec and Alana Cunningham. Two great
grandchildren greeted her in heaven. Great grandchildren are Josh Guillot,
Cannon and Cooper Young, Natalie and Emily Brown, Olivia Anne-Marie Brown. She
has numerous nieces and nephews who were dearly loved.
Rosary will be 6pm Wednesday February 3, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
A funeral Mass will be 1pmThursday February 4, 2010 at Immaculate Conception
The family wishes to thank the 2nd floor nursing staff at Navarro Regional
Hospital, Family First Hospice, Heritage Oaks West (East Wing), and Dr. Kent
Rogers for their love, support and care extended to our mother.
Aug 18, 1926 - Jan 30, 2010
Mary Nell Cronk Breshears, 83 of Purdon, passed away January 30, 2010.
She was born August 18, 1926 to Alfred Oscar and Helen Gretrude Zuch
Visitation will be 6-8 pm Tuesday February 2, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday February 3, 2010 at St.
Luke Methodist Church with Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating. Burial will
follow at Resthaven Memorial
Park. Pallbearers will be Patrick T. Shirey Jr., Jason B. Cronk,
Rodney R. Chaffin, Peter C. Mungiguerra, Cary B. Garrison, Glenn E.
She is survived by husband Cebert B. Breshears of Purdon; daughters
Carol J. Turner of Corsicana, Linda D. Porter of Flower Mound, Susan E.
Chaffin of Gordonville; sister Francis Adams of Lake Worth, brother
David Little of Lake Worth; 8 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 3
great great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by first husband Rev. Albert Leslie Cronk Sr.,
son Albert Leslie Cronk Jr.
She worked at Walmart for 13 years. She was a member of St. Luke
Methodist Church and a Past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star for the State
She will be dearly remembered always as a loving wife, mom, grandmother,
great grandmother and great great grandmother.
Freddy Lynn Nutt
July 4, 1944 - Jan 29 2010
Freddy Lynn Nutt was born on July 4, 1944 in Frost to Jewel and James S.
Nutt and went to be with the Lord on January 29, 2010 in Farmers Branch
at the age of 65. He is survived by his loving daughter, Brandy Michelle
Nutt and a son James T. Nutt both of Dallas. Two sister Edna Kelly and
Glenda Vandygriff both of Farmers Branch, and a brother-in-law Thomas N.
Davis of Rice. Fred is also survived by Brandy and James' mother Carolyn
Sawyer of Palastine.
Other survivors include five nephews, David Kelly and wife Linda, Larry
Kelly and wife Jo, Danny Davis and wife Brenda, Glen Davis and wife
Barbara, and Phillip Davis, and one nieces Kimberly Henderson. He also
had a host of many great nieces and nephews. Freddy was also blessed
with many close friends to the family and our extended church family.
Freddy graduated from Corsicana High School in
1962 and continued his education in business and accounting at
Rutherford Business College in Dallas. After that point he served in the
United States Armed Forces. During this time in the Army he met many
soldiers he kept in touch with as friends for life. He spoke often of
the places he got to visit, one of his favorite being Germany. After
coming home from the Army, Freddy lived in Corsicana and worked for
Stewart Moter Company for ten years. He was also elected Navarro County
Tax Assessor Collector. He moved to Dallas several years later and lived
with his daughter. Freddy loved horses and dogs espcially one horse,
Sugarboy, and dog Reggie. He was a member of the 11Th Avenue Baptist
Church and played the piano for the church.
He was preceded in death by his beloved mother and father Jewel and
James S. Nutt, and a sister Sonda Davis.
Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at
Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on
Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Rufus Nutt officiating.
Burial will follow at Oakwood
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brandon Brown, Phillip Davis, Steven
Davis, David Kelly, and Larry Kelly. Honorary pallbearers will be Austin
Kane Brown and Otis Dunagan.
Edwin Ellis Montgomery
Jan 25, 1925 - Jan 26, 2010
Edwin Ellis Montgomery passed away at his home in Dawson on January 26,
2010. Ellis was born in Streetman to Henry Cato and Clara Lenora
Montgomery on January 25, 1925. He graduated from Blooming Grove High
School in 1943. After graduation he joined the Army and served in
World War II in Phillipines
and Japan with the Army Corps of Engineers. Following the war, he
returned to Navarro County and married Alvah Lee Cook (Cookie) on
October 25, 1947.
Ellis and Cookie moved to the Dawson area and began to farm and ranch
and raise their family. Ellis was involved in the community by serving
on the Dawson School Board. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a
charter member of the Dawson Saddle Club and the Dawson Eastern Star. He
also served as a Navarro County Commissioner from 1968 to 1976. His life
revolved around his love for his family, his horses, dogs and cattle. In
his later years he helped his grandchildren develop a love of their
ranching heritage by helping them with their animal projects for the
Navarro County Youth Expo and by taking them to horse shows and rodeos.
He valued education and encouraged all of his children and grandchildren
to get a college degree.
Ellis was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers John K.
Montgomery, Herschal Montgomery, Herman C. Montgomery and a sister
He is survived by his wife of 62 years Cookie Montgomery; three
daughters Lenora Smith and husband Glen of Corsicana and Monnie Haugh
and husband Frank, and Kay Yates of Dawson; five grandchildren Traci
Pryor and husband T.J. of Mildred, Carrie Herrmann and husband Joe of
Robstown, Bradley Fife of Dawson, Laura Starr and husband Brandon of
Dallas and Katie Yates of Dawson.
Pallbearers will be Pete Chasteen, Dan Griffin, Doug Lenox, Elmer
Tanner, Billy Hargrove, G.C. Younger, Corey Sanchez, and Steve Ferguson.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 on Thursday, January 27, 2010
at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be at 2:00 PM at the Griffin Roughton Funeral Home Chapel
and interment will be at Dresden
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Ellis and Cookie
Montgomery Scholarship Fund at First Bank and Trust in Dawson.
Lorene (Kennedy) Moore
May 30, 1917 - Jan 2010
Lorene Kennedy Moore was born in Frisco May 30, 1917. She was the oldest of
three children born to George Clint Kennedy and Ethel Bishop Kennedy. She
married Tom Moore of Roane and lived all of her married life in Roane and
Corsicana. She has two sons to whom she devoted her unfailing love and energy,
Bob and Terry Moore. Lorene was a longtime and faithful member of First Baptist
Church of Corsicana where she served many years as Sunday School teacher and in
ministry to nursing home patients. She worked for many years as a social worker
for the Texas Department of Human Resources.
Lorene Moore was a joyful, loving woman who set an example of Christian ethics
and godliness for all who knew her. She is survived by two sons, Bob and his
wife Kaye, Terry and his wife Susan of Dallas. She had four grandchildren, Mark,
Sloan, David and Meredith Moore. David and his wife Christina gave her the gifts
of two great grandchildren, Elizabeth and Ethan Moore. She will be missed
greatly by all who were blessed to know her.
Visitation will be 5-7pm Thursday January 28, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Services will be 11am Friday January 29, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. B. F. Risinger officating. Burial will follow at
Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will
be Mark Moore, Sloan Moore, David Moore. Honorary pallbearer Dr. Dave Campbell
Clyde "Bud" Jock
1935 - Jan 2010
Clyde Jock of Eureka passed away at the age of 74. Clyde was born in
Kerens in 1935 to Ervie and Minnie Jenkins Jock.
He is preceded in death by parents, step father Albert Whiteside, 5
brothers, 6 sisters and many nieces and nephews.
Clyde workedfor the Cotton Mill then for a short time the City of
Dallas. After moving back to Corsicana he worked for the Navarro County
Precint I for 34 years where he worked for five different Commissioners.
He loved to spend time out in the pasture with his cows knowing each one
by their names until health begin to fail him. He loved his family and
friends more than anything.
He is survived by wife of almost 52 years this February 14th, Christine
Robinson Jock of Eureka, 3 sons and daughters in law David and Gina Jock
of Navarro, Randy and Michelle Jock of Eureka, Rodney and Sharon Jock of
Eureka; 2 daughters and son in law Robin and Steve Ferguson of Mexia and
Janice McDonald of Corsicana; 17 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren,
4 brothers Willie Jock and wife Nina of Malakoff, Bobby Jock and wife
Vicky of Eustance, Arnold Combs of Emory Harvey and Kay Robinson of
Eureka; sister and brother in law Irene and Billy Hunsaker of Emory; 2
sisters in law Lola Dee Jock of Cross Roads and Margaret Jock of
Mesquite; brothers in law B.J. Perry Jr. of Eurka, O. C. Young of
Eureka, Franklin and Betty Boyte of Eureka.
Visitation will be 6-8pm Saturday January 23, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton
Services will be 3pm Sunday January 24, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton Chapel
with Rev. Bobby Jock and Rev. Willie Jenkins officiating. Burial will
follow at Eureka Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Apr 16 1940 - Jan 20, 2010
Gracie M. Hancock
Gracie Mae Hancock, 69, of Frost passed away January 20, 2010. She was born
April 16, 1940 in Dallas to George and Aurora Shipley.
She is survived by her children, Raymond Hancock of McKinney, Walter Hancock of
Corsicana and Cindy Tarkington of Dallas; sister, Yvonne Buchanan of Lubbock;
three grandchildren, Shane Hancock of Beaumont, Shanna Hansen of Jacksonville
and Eric Hancock of Corsicana; six great grandchildren, Austin, Haley, Leigha,
Elizabeth,Logan and Tayler.
Pallbearers are Raymond Hancock, Eric Hancock, Walter Hancock, Larry Teer, Ray
Childress and Douglas Buchanan.
Gracie Mae Hancock, 69, of Frost passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010. She was
born on April 16, 1940, in Dallas to George and Aurora Shipley.
She is survived by her children, Raymond Hancock of McKinney, Walter Hancock of
Corsicana and Cindy Tarkington of Dallas; sister, Yvonne Buchanan of Lubbock;
grandchildren, Shane Hancock of Beaumont, Shanna Hansen of Jacksonville and Eric
Hancock of Corsicana; and great-grandchildren Austin, Haley, Leigha, Elizabeth,
Logan and Tayler.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at Griffin-Roughton
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24,, at Frost Cemetery with Jack
Pallbearers will be Raymond Hancock, Eric Hancock, Walter Hancock, Larry Teer,
Ray Childress and Douglas Buchanan.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Jaxon Blaine Hendrix
Jan 18, 2010 - Jan 18, 2010
Jaxon Blaine Hendrix was born and passed peacefully in his sleep on January
18, 2010 at 10:44pm at Huguley Memorial in Burleson Texas. He is the son of
Jason and Carrie Hendrix of Waxahachie.
He is survived by his parents, Jason and Carrie Hendrix and big sister, Katelynn
of Waxahachie; grandparents, Mark and Debbie Dixon of Burleson, Mary Hendrix of
Corsicana, Kevin Hendrix of Dallas; great grandparents, Don and Doreena Massey
of Corsicana, Dorothy Mulvaney of Wisconsin and John Hendrix of Iowa as well as
numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by great grandparents, Beatrice Barlow, Thelbert and
Graveside services will be held 2:00pm Friday, January 22, 2010 at
with B.F. Risinger officiating.
Nov 19, 1933 - Jan 16, 2010
Mary Lee SpurrierMary Lee Spurrier, 76 of Corsicana, passed away January 16,
2010 in Dallas. She was born November 19, 1933 in Corsicana to Ruby Lee and
Violet Whitaker Cranford.
She liked to attend First United Methodist Church when health permitted and
enjoyed her family and dinners. She liked politics and was a good cook. She also
had a love for her cats.
She is survived by son Donald G. Spurrier of Corsicana, daughter and son in law
Kathy and Weldon Brooks Jr. of Grand Prairie; sisters Sybil Slocum, Glenda King,
Betty Lou Case; brothers Howard (Bo) Cranford, Tommy Cranford, James Cranford;
grandchildren Casey Adkins, Sandy Spurrier, Sheri and Steve Stewart, Trey
Brooks, Wendeline and Paul Ellis, Wade Brooks; 17 great grandchildren; numerous
nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by husband Donald Dale Spurrier; son Jimmy Spurrier;
brother David Cranford, Billy Cranford, Sonny Cranford; sister Ruby Cummings.
Visitation will be 6-8pm Wednesday January 20, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home. Services will be 1pm Thursday January 21, 2010 at Griffin-Roughton Chapel
with Marvin Mott officiating. Burial will follow at
Lone Oak Cemetery. Pallbearers will
be Alex Spurrier, Tommy Cranford, Steve Stewart, Stevie Stewart, Casey Adkins.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimers Association 7610 N.
Stemmons Suite 600, Dallas, TX 75207.
Joseph W. Evans
Jun 12, 1915 - Mar 5, 2010
Mr. Joseph W. “Jodie” Evans, 94, of Coolidge, passed away Friday, March 5,
2010 at a Waco hospital.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 8, 2010, at Wade Funeral Home in
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at First United
Methodist Church of Coolidge. Interment to follow in
Pallbearers will be Jim Foreman, David Frazier, Troy Foreman, Patrick Frazier
and Randy Bancroft.
Mr. Evans was born June 12, 1915, in Munger to Jacob Edward and Adelaide
(Wilson) Evans. He was raised in Dawson where he attended school and he lived
all of his life around Dawson, Munger and Coolidge. Mr. Evans was a longtime
rancher and farmer and a member of First United Methodist Church of Coolidge. He
was a veteran having served his country as a Sergeant in the Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Mellie Ione (Jordan)
Evans in 1984.
Survivors include two daughters, Regina Foreman and husband Jim of Mexia, and
Renee Frazier and husband David of Coolidge; brother, James Edward Evans of
Mesquite; sister, Mildred Chandler of Dallas; four grandchildren, Troy Foreman
and wife Melissa of Ennis, Karen Bancroft and husband Randy of Kerens, Patrick
Frazier of Coolidge, and Crystal Frazier of Nantucket, Mass.; four
great-grandchildren, Carrie and Cody Foreman of Malakoff, and Peyton and
McKenzie Bancroft of Kerens; great-great granddaughter Zoie of Malakoff; special
niece, Judy Milby and husband Bob of Rockwall; special nephew, Bryce Evans and
wife Becky of Mesquite; and caregivers, Jimmie Johnson, Joyce Eggins, Carolyn
Cole, Linda Garner, Vera Quiggley, Debbie McCall and Judy Wigley.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 306, Coolidge,
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.
Ona Mae (Darden) Taylor
Dec 3, 1918 - Mar 6, 2010
Ona Mae Taylor, 91, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2010, at the Heritage Oaks
West in Corsicana.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 8, 2010, at Griffin-Roughton
Graveside service will be Tuesday, March 9th at 2:00 p.m., at
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Taylor and Kelton Kupper.
Survivors include two sons, Steve Taylor and wife Madeline of Dawson, and Carol
Taylor and wife Marsha of Corsicana; brother, Melba Gunn of Coppell; four
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana
May 30, 1930 - Mar 1, 2010
Regenia Stegall Fullerton, 79, of Corsicana, passed away on Monday,
March 1, 2010 in Corsicana. She was born on May 27, 1930 in Phalba,
Texas. Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March
3, 2010 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb
Josie Mae “Jo”
Oct 13, 1939 - Mar 6, 2010
Josie “Jo” McNeil Wilson, age 70, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2010, at a
nursing home in Burleson, Texas. She was born October 13, 1939 in Kerens, Texas
to Charlie and Myrtle Warren McNeil.
Mrs. Wilson went to Corsicana High School and attended college at Navarro Junior
College in Corsicana where she lived for many years. She and husband, Buddy,
moved to Arlington, Texas in 1986 where they lived until his death in 1992. She
then moved to Fort Worth where she lived for a few years until she was
incapacitated by a stroke in 2002 and went to live at Trinity Mission Nursing
Home in Burleson, Texas.
She was preceded in death by husband of over 30 years, Kenneth Frank “Buddy”
Wilson, a half sister and brother in law, Opal Lee and Wilmer “WD” Hodge.
She is survived by a daughter, Joetta Myers Overstreet of Fort Worth; a step
daughter and husband, Judy and Richard Kuenstler of Austin; a step son, David
Wilson of Carrollton, a grandson and granddaughter in law, Lance Corporal Byron
Myers and Amanda Myers, grandson Joel Cowen, grandson Dustin Wilson, and a
nephew and his wife, Larry D. and Pam Hodge of Ccorsicana, and many friends and
Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home. Services
will be 2:00 PM Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Pastor Terry Williams
officiating. Interment will be in
Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana.
Dec 25, 1926 - July 13, 2009
Graveside services for Paul G. Burch II, 82, Overton, are
scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, at the Overton City Cemetery with the
Rev. James Dill officiating, under the direction of Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home,
Mr. Burch died Monday, July 13, in a Henderson hospital. He
was born Dec. 25, 1926, in Tennessee to the late Paul Gardner Burch I and
Maylene Burch. He was a Veteran of World
War II, serving in the Army Air Corps.
Mr. Burch received his Bachelor of Science degree from Sam
Houston University and his master's degree from Southwest Texas State
University. He moved to East Texas in 1970 from Corsicana.
He was a retired educator who had served as a baseball
coach, football coach, golf coach and basketball coach. He was assistant
football coach and head baseball coach at Navarro Junior College from 1957 to
1970. In 1958, Navarro Junior College won the conference championship. He also
served as the head football coach for Winona from 1970 to 1972. He was principal
at Overton Elementary school from 1972 to 1987.
His favorite pastime was playing golf. An exceptional
golfer, he was recognized in Sports Illustrated as one of the country's leading
amateur golfers for shooting 62 at the Longview County Club Championship.
He was a Methodist and was saved by grace in May 2009. He
was a member of the Gladewater Country Club.
He married Polly Garner April 4, 1951.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a
brother, Robert Burch.
Survivors include his wife, Polly Burch, Overton; a son and
daughter-in-law, Paul 'Bucky' Burch and Shelly Burch, Fort Worth; daughter and
son-in-law, Ellen and Scott Guthrie, Tyler; daughter, Gay Tyra and Jonathan
Fogle, Tyler; grandchildren, Zachary and Jessica English, Cameron English, Sage
Tyra and Abigail Burch; and four great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers will be Zachary English, Cameron
English, Scott Guthrie, Jonathan Fogle and Bucky Burch.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the ICU
nurses at East Texas Medical Center, Henderson, and Dr. Walgama.
- Published in the Tyler Morning Telegraph on 7/14/2009
Velton Ray Anderson
abt 1931 - Mar 13, 2010
Corsicana — Velton Ray Anderson, age 79, passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2010
at his residence. Memorial graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March
17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Oakwood
Cemetery in Corsicana.
Arrangements by Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home - Corsicana.
Elsie (Buckner) Spivey
Oct 11, 1921 - Mar 12, 2010
Corsicana — Elsie Spivey, resident of Sheppard, Texas and formerly of Corsicana,
passed away March 12, 2010 at the age of 88. She was born on October 11, 1921 in
the Raleigh Community in Navarro County. Funeral Services will be held at
graveside on Monday, March 15, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at
Younger Cemetery in the Silver City
Arrangements by Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home - Corsicana.
James “Sandy” Brown
abt 1930 - Mar 7, 2010
“Sandy” Brown, 80, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, March 7, 2010, at
Dallas Methodist Hospital. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday,
March 13, at New Bethel Baptist Church, 700 Elm Flat Road, Kerens, with
Pastor Earnest Betts officiating. Interment followed at
Elm Flat Cemetery in
Powell. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary
abt 1934 - Mar 11, 2010
Waynette Shelton, 76, formerly of Little Rock, Ark., passed away Thursday, March
11, 2010, in Waxahachie with her loving family by her side.
She is survived by her children, Anita Whitten and husband Dennis of
Navarro Mills, Cindy Wesley of Hot Springs, Ark., and David Shelton of Little
Rock, Ark.; sister, Linda Ford of Houston, Miss.; brother, Curt Darby of St.
Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren, Jennifer Turner, Kyle Gaskill, Nicolas Gaskill
and Thomas Kindrick; and four great-grandchildren, William, Johnathen, Samuel
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis T. Shelton; son, Steven
Shelton; brother, Bobby Darby; and grandson, Michael Shelton.
She was a avid Walmart shopper and a die-hard Arkansan. She loved her
dogs, Daisy and Dolly, loved arts and crafts and to crochet. But most of all she
loved her children and grandchildren.
Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date in Little Rock, Ark.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Victor H. Walther Sr.
July 28, 1933 - March 14, 2010
H. Walther Sr., 76, of Dawson, passed away Sunday, March 14, 2010, at
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, at
Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard. Funeral services will be 10 a.m.
Wednesday, March 17, at First Baptist Church of Dawson with the Rev. Les
Mantonya officiating. Interment will follow in
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Smith, John Evans, Thomas Smith, Jason Lamb,
Josh Lamb and Cody Lamb.
Victor was born July 28, 1933, in Taylor to Arthur and Ida (Berg)
Walther. When he was 5 years old, his family moved to Bertram where he
was raised and attended public schools. Victor joined the Air Force in
1952 and served until 1956. He married Barbara Jean Matthews in 1956 in
Waco and they lived in the Waco area for many years before moving to the
Dawson and Navarro Mills area. They later moved to Lake Palestine in
1981 where they lived until 2005 when they moved back to Dawson. Victor
was a mechanic and worked for Gerik Chevrolet in Hubbard and later Bacon
Chevrolet in Frankston until retiring in 1988. He also enjoyed farming,
cattle and working on his own autos and often spent long hours working
on farmers’ equipment in their fields after getting off work from his
regular job. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Dawson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Kenneth Walther in
December 1985; and a grandson, Levi Evans in November 2004.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Barbara Walther of Dawson; son,
Victor James Morgan and wife Donna of West; daughter, Mary Kay
Weinberger and husband James of West; daughter, Vickie Smith and husband
Barry of West; son, Victor Herman Walther Jr. and wife Kay of Dawson;
daughter, Treasa Ward and husband James of Mildred; his wife’s four
brothers and sisters that they helped raise as their own children, Larry
Woodard and wife Judy of Waco, Leslie Woodard and wife Linda of Waco,
Glenda Hitchner and husband Bill of Waco and Lynda Love and husband
George of Waco; 12 grandchildren, Amy Morgan, Kyle Morgan, Michael
Weinberger, John Weinberger, Jeremy Smith, Maura Evans, Thomas Smith,
Jennifer Walther, Kristy Walther, Jason Lamb, Joshua Lamb and Cody Lamb;
17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Martin Walther and wife Maria of
Delaware; and a niece, Dr. Judy Walther of New Jersey.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 407 N. Main St., Dawson,
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.
Catherine (Grigsby) Horvath
Feb 6, 1928 - Mar 16, 2010
Catherine Horvath, 82, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at her
residence. She was born Feb. 6, 1928, to Lexie Belle and Rielly Willis Grigsby
Catherine moved to the Corsicana area in 1944 with her family. In 1948,
she married Emery Eugene Horvath. She was employed for many years at Miller
Brothers Inc. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; stepfather, J.K.
Harris; sister, Helen Hill and husband Douglas; brother, Travis “Buddy” Harris;
sister, Inez Williamson; and brother-in-law, Roland Williams.
She is survived by her daughters, Julia Ann Kirk and husband Floyd of
Corsicana, Helen Elaine Mesker and husband Keith of Katy and Deborah Lynn
Derryberry and husband David of Corsicana; grandchildren, Jason Kirk, Justin
Kirk and wife Courtney, Jessica Kirk, Erin Mesker, Jared Mesker and Michael
Derryberry; great-granddaughters, Hailey Kirk, Carleigh Kirk and Lauren Smith;
sisters, Muriel Fay Knox and husband David of Waxahachie and Linda Denise
Williams of Cleburne; brother, Earl Ray Harris and wife Betty of Cleburne;
brothers-in-law, Cecil Williamson of Corsicana, Johnny Horvath and wife Charlene
of Corsicana, Ernest Horvath and wife Mary of Grapevine and Sam Horvath and wife
Peggy of Kemp; and sisters-in-law, Irene Ross of Corsicana and Sarah Morris and
husband Joe of Powell.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at Corley Funeral
Home. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 19, at Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers are Jason Kirk, Justin Kirk, Michael Derryberry, Floyd Kirk
Jr., Keith Mesker, David Derryberry and Jared Mesker.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
d. Mar 16, 2010
Jacqueline Morris, 87, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2010.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 18, at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday,
March 18, at
Resthaven Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Addie Alford Johnson
abt 1920 - Mar 16, 2010
Mrs. Addie Alford Johnson, 90, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 16,
2010, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. Visitation is 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, March 19, 2010, at Scott Funeral Home. Funeral service is 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Interment will follow at
Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by
Scott Funeral Home.
Shirley Ann (Abbot)
April 21, 1942 - Mar 4, 2010
services for Shirley Ann McRae, age 67, of Centerville, were held at
10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 4, 2010 at the Walters Funeral Home in
Centerville, Texas. Interment followed in the
Frost Cemetery in Frost,
Texas. Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas was in charge of all
Mrs. McRae was born on April 21, 1942 in Drane, Texas to Clarence Warren
& Ruby Alice (Minze) Abbot. She had lived in Leon County since 2003,
coming from Limestone County and before that, Frost, Texas. Shirley
loved to cook and especially enjoyed her time spent bass fishing. Her
favorite thing was watching her grandchildren grow. In earlier years,
Shirley was a seamstress and loved to sew. When she was able, she spent
a lot of time outside gardening and canning with her daughter, Tammy.
Shirley’s favorite pastime was listening to country and honky-tonk
music. She passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2010. Shirley was
preceded in death by her husband, Calvin McRae; sister, Nell White; son,
Jonathan McRae and grandson, Christopher McRae.
Survivors include daughters, Tammy Millican of Centerville, Texas and
Tesa Wilson of Brownsboro, Texas; brother, George Abbot of Deport,
Texas; sister, Hazel Lamance of Texas City, Texas; eight grandchildren
and seven great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Paul Monthei, Brodie Monthei, Jerry Moon, Morgan McRae,
Trevor Millican and Chase Wilkins.
Honorary Pallbearers were Deidre McRae, Derrick Wilson and Shawna McRae.
Thursday March 4, 2010, 10:00 a.m. at Walters Funeral Home
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Thursday March 4, 2010 at Frost Cemetery
- w/o Perry Calvin McRae; d/o Clarence Abbott & Ruby Alice Abbott
April 9 - Mar 4, 2010
Graveside services for Kimberly Sue Hill, 48, of Log Cabin, were held noon
Monday, March 8, 2010, at Frost Cemetery
with Bro. Larry Boatright officiating.
Mrs. Hill died Thursday, March 4, 2010, in Athens. She was born April 9, 2010
(sic), in Detroit, Mich., to the late Sewell Newman and the late Gladys
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Charlotte Bush.
Survivors include husband, Joseph Hill; sons, Keith Allen Mize, Jerami Waddell;
daughters, Courtney and husband Michael Dorff, Kara Lyn Hill, Tara Lyn Hill,
Sara Jo Hill, Deanna Kay Hill; sisters, Pam Carr, Cheryl Shoman, Rhonda Posey,
Janet Marksberry, Debbie Newman, Vicki Whitworth; brother, Greg and wife Stacey
Newman; 14 grandchildren.
July 20, 1928 - Jan 19, 2010
Faye Reeves Heding, of Union Center, Wisconsin, passed away on Tuesday,
January 19, 2010, in Longview, Texas. She was born on July 20th to John
and Tabitha (Derden) Reeves in the Town of Frost, Navarro County, Texas.
She grew to adulthood in the Frost, Texas area, and graduated from
Blooming Grove High School. She was united in marriage to Harry G.
Heding and they were married for 36 years. During those years, she
worked as Village Clerk in Union Center and raised their four children.
She was active in Eastern Star and was a past Worthy Grand Matron for
the State of Wisconsin. Doris was very much a part of her children and
grandchildren’s lives. She was a member of the United Methodist Church
Survivors include her four children:
Rebecca Heding (Bobby) Pace of Longview, Texas
H. Mark (Leslie) Heding of Wonewoc
Jennifer Heding (Greg) Weber of Wonewoc
Brenda Heding (Chuck) Francis of Wonewoc
Fourteen Great Grandchildren
Brother-in-law: Robert (Donna Belle) Heding of Oshkosh
Nova (Skip) Reeves of Longview, Texas
Geraldine Heding of Union Center
Pearl Heding of Belleville
She was preceded in death by her parents, Brother: Hershel Reeves and
Granddaughter: Amanda Penshorn
Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, January 25, 2010 at 11
A.M. in the United Methodist Church in Wonewoc, with Rick Tyler
officiating. Burial will follow in the Millards Prairie Cemetery, rural
Elroy. Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral Home on Sunday, January
24, 2010 from 4 to 7 P.M. with an Eastern Star Service at 7 P.M.
In lieu of memorials, donations can by made to the family for charities
to be named later.
The Thompson Funeral Home, 402 Center Street, Wonewoc is assisting the
- More info on this. Doris Faye graduated from Blooming Grove in
1945. She is in the year books 7th grade in 1941, Freshman
July 20, 1918 - February 17, 2010
Villarreal Bernal, age 91, of Waxahachie, passed away Wednesday,
February 17, 2010 at her daughter’s home. She was born July 20, 1918 in
Frost, Texas to Jesus and Beatriz (Villasenor) Villarreal. She married
Monico Bernal on May 13, 1939 in Corsicana, Texas.
Survivors include two sons, Pedro “Pete” Bernal and his wife Lucelva of
San Antonio and Enrique “Henry” Bernal and his wife Estella V. of
Waxahachie; four daughters, Beatrice Vasquez, Martha Solis and her
husband George, Elvira Moya and her husband Danny all of Waxahachie and
Mary Santos and her husband Freddy of Ennis; 22 grandchildren, 39 great
grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren; 1 brother and 4 sisters.
Josefina was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 56 years,
Monico; son, Ygnasio Bernal; 5 brothers and 1 sister.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Friday, February 19, 2010
in the chapel of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 2:30 PM Saturday, February 20, 2010 at the
chapel of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home. Interment will follow
at the Lakeview Cemetery.
Juan Barcenas Sr.
June 4, 1945 - Jan 11, 2010
Juan Barcenas Sr., 64, of Kerens passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Navarro
Regional Hospital. He was born June 4, 1945, in Acambaro, Mexico. Rosary will be
held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Paschal Funeral Home with Deacon Lewis Palos
officiating. Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church with the Rev. Ely Manondo officiating. Interment will be held at
Kerens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be
Eddie Barcenas, Rene Barcenas, Juan Barcenas Jr., Jessie Serna, Stephen Hutyra
and Angel Martinez. He was preceded in death by his son, Noe Barcenas.Survivors
include his wife, Ana Barcenas of Kerens; sons, Eddie Barcenas, Rene Barcenas
and Juan Barcenas, all of Kerens; daughters, Maribel Hutyra of West and Belen
Barcenas of Kerens; brother, Jose Barcenas of Mexico City; sister, Belen Cureno
of Mexico City; and three grandchildren, Timothy Hoffma, Anthony Barcenas and
Luke Barcenas. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Fred D. Summerall
Dec 22, 1950 - Mar 22, 2010
ATHENS - Services for Fred D. Summerall, 59, Athens, are scheduled for 10
a.m. Wednesday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in
Oak Grove Cemetery, Kerens.
Mr. Summerall died March 11, 2010, in Dallas. He was born Dec. 22, 1950, in
Corsicana to the late J. F. and Anna Florine Richards Summerall. He was preceded
in death by his brother, Lendon Long Jr.
Survivors include his son, Brian Heath Summerall; daughters, Rachelle Turner,
Natalie Dawn Horn; seven grandchildren; and sister, Sheila Summerall Hall.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
- Published in the Tyler Morning Telegraph on 3/16/2010
John Ratliff Sr
abt 1931 - Mar 11, 2010
Corsicana Daily Sun
Corsicana — William John Ratliff Sr., 79, of Garland passed away Thursday, March
11, 2010, in Mesquite. No services are planned at this time. Interment will be
at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Hershel R. Timmons
Sept 30, 1936 - Mar 19, 2010
Mr. Hershel R. Timmons, 73, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, March 19,
2010, at Heritage Oaks West Retirement Village.
He was born Sept. 30, 1936, in Meadow, Texas to Malcolm A. and Sulla
Timmons. Hershel moved to Buda, near Austin, with wife Carolyn and
family in 1966 to work for Ford Motor Credit. He went to work for
Production Credit Association in Georgetown, and then took the
president’s job for PCA in Corsicana in 1977. He went back to Georgetown
to run the PCA office in 1981 until opening his insurance agency in
1983. He ran his agency in Lakeway and Austin for over 20 years. Upon
retiring, he sold his agency to his son Derek, and his wife Alva, who
still run Timmons Insurance Agency today in Lakeway.
Hershel married Joan Abel in 1983 and they were married until her death
on July 19, 2008. His love of horses and the thrill of racing them was
his passion in life and he continued to do so until his death. He was a
member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the Louisiana
Quarter Horse Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Joan A. Timmons.
Survivors include two sons, Bryan Timmons and wife Karen, and Derek
Timmons and wife, Alva; Joan’s daughters, Julie Little and husband
Laird, Jill van der Werff and husband Gerard, and Jan Nell and husband
Mike; grandchildren, Ryan Harte, and Tanner, Jeremy, Kurt and Blake
Timmons, and Ross and Kaily Timmons, Willem and Jonah van der Werff,
Shelby and Ryan Little, Matthew and Nicole Nell, and Christina Hammond
and husband Dillon; and special friend, Sue Kennedy.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2010, at Corley Funeral
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 22, 2010, at Northside Baptist
Church with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.
Graveside services will be at noon Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at Meadow
Cemetery in Meadow, Texas.
Jul 15, 1950 - Mar 7, 2010
David Arnold “Whiz” Monroe, age 59, was called home by his Lord and Savior at
5:11 a.m. Sunday, March 7, 2010.
His life, his journey and his best efforts to live with odds against him came
all too soon. He is now rejoicing in his spiritual, eternal life.
He was born in Trenton, N.J., to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Fredrick Monroe on July 16,
1950. David moved with his family and lived most of his life in Texas. He
attended Weatherford High School and graduated in 1968. He graduated from UNT
with a B.A. degree before going to work for Hughes Tool Company. In 1979, David
moved to Corsicana. He traveled several states as a sales rep for the hydraulic
David settled in Blooming Grove, where he lived for 16 years.
David was a deacon with Central Baptist Church. He was a charter member of New
Beginnings Family Fellowship. He was a member of the praise and worship team and
played his beloved guitar.
Survivors include one daughter, Shannon Nichols of Bedford; two granddaughters,
Paige Gaskill and Abbey Nichols of Bedford; four sisters, Linda Thomas of
Hartman, Ark., Terri Casterlein of Winchester, Pa., Jeannie Dobbs of Azle and
Sue Monroe of Addison; two brothers, John Monroe of Cedar Hill and Ric Church of
Seal Beach, Calif.; nieces, Denise Hawkins of Weatherford and Courtney Castelein
of Winchester, Pa.; nephews, Rustin Kinman of Weatherford and Michael Castelein
of Winchester, Pa.; great-niece, Brooke Thomas, and great-nephew, Michael
Castelein Jr., of Winchester, Pa.; ex-wife, Jamie Borselino of Wautaga; and
daughter, Tosha Monroe of Washington D.C.
David leaves behind many other people that were near and dear to his heart. His
love for people, his love for music and his love for strumming Bob Dylan’s tunes
will be truly missed.
David was passionate about his time with family and friends. There were always
good stories, abundant laughter and sweet memories to be had.
David Monroe (known by many as Whiz), died surrounded by his family from
complications of Huntington’s Disease. The family has asked if you wish to
donate to the Huntington’s Foundation in memory of David, the address is
The family will celebrate Whiz’s life March 28 in Weatherford with close
Jun 17, 1917 - Mar 19, 2010
Carrie Rogers of Corsicana, Texas was borne to eternal life March 19, 2010, at
the age of 92. She is the daughter of Pearl B. Daniels and Joe Graves. Carrie
and her husband Claude were owners of R&M Shoe Shop on Beaton Street.
She is the cherished wife of the late WWII veteran Claude C. Rogers, who
preceded her in death in 1970. Beloved Mother of Charlie and Jeanette Rogers of
Corsicana, Jimmie and Tommie Rogers of Mabank, and Dorothy Cantrell of Navarro.
Carrie, lovingly referred to as “Big Mama” by all who knew and loved her, will
be missed by grandchildren Dr. Ricky and Debbie Rogers, Ronda Daniel, Robbi
Rogers, Randy Rogers, Paula and Richard Ward, Tammy and Dwane Slate, Tommy
(Bubba) and Tammy Cantrell, Terri and Ronald Sykes and Eddie and Debra Gregory.
She is survived by her sister, Corrine Blackwell, 21 great grandchildren, 10
great-great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Big Mama’s passion for family and children touched the lives of many people.
This was evident every day as she began her morning teaching her grandchildren
to read, write and tell time at an early age. Her dedication instilled a
lifelong love of learning and a sense of pride in the children she cared for. As
her grandchildren grew into adults, her enthusiasm soon spread throughout the
community as she volunteered and instructed at local elementary schools and at
Whiz Kids Day Care in Ennis, Texas. She was an avid reader.
Her strength, wisdom and love of family and children have always made us proud
to say, “We belong to Big Mama.”
Visitation will be Sunday, March 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton
Big Mama’s funeral service will be a graveside service Monday, March 22, at 11
a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery. Pastor
David Alexander will officiate.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Wanda (Ivie) Walters
November 19, 1933 - March 9, 2010
Mrs. Wanda Walters, 76, of Kerens, passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in
Athens, Texas. She was born November 19, 1933 in Caney, Oklahoma to Walton
Ferrell Ivie and Lula Blanton Ivie.
She is survived by her son, Lewis W. Bennett of Kerens, Texas; daughter, Wanda
Bennett of Ferris, Texas; and granddaughter, Kila Bennett of Kerens, Texas.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 12, 2010 at 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Corley
Funeral Home. Graveside services will be on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 1:00
P.M. at Trinity Cemetery in Wilmer, Texas with the Rev. Dalvin Hampton
Denver Deddie Reffitt
May 9, 1925 - Mar 8, 2010
Deddie Reffitt, 84, of Corsicana went to be with the Lord on Monday,
March 8, 2010. He was born in Ashland, Kentucky on May 9, 1925 to Deddie
and Pearl Reffitt.
Denver was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James Reffitt,
Paul Reffitt, Delbert Reffitt, Donald Reffitt, and Bill Reffitt; and
sister, Pauline Stidham.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Lucille Reffitt;
daughter, Connie Beal and husband David of Corsicana, Texas; sons,
Ronnie Reffitt and wife Margaret of Angus, Texas; John Ray Reffitt and
wife Darla of Forney, Texas; grandchildren, Tammy Kelsey and husband
Jason of Kyle, Texas, Johnny Reffitt and wife Shelly of Dawson, Texas,
Kasey Baird and husband Johnny of Corsicana, Texas, Michael Burleson and
wife Taylor of Mesquite, Texas, Rebekah Reffitt of Garland, Texas,
Rachel Martinez and husband Javier of Mesquite, Texas, John Reffitt,Jr.
of Forney; six great-grandchildren; brother, Glen Reffitt of Ohio; and
sisters, Helen Teitz of Marietta, Georgia and Sue Hall of Ashland,
Visitation with the family will be at 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March
10, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be at 10:00 AM on
Thursday, March 11, 2010 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.
Lonnie Keele officiating. Interment will be at
Resthaven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Reffitt, Michael Burleson, John Reffitt,Jr.,
Jason Kelsey, Johnny Baird, and Javier Martinez
July 12, 1954 - Mar 6, 2010
Cupps, 55, of Corsicana, Texas passed away Saturday, March 6, 2010 after
a long, courageous battle with cancer. Mike was preceded in death by his
loving mother, Jackie Cupps.
Mike was born July 12, 1954 in Ohio to
and Paul Cupps and at a very young age moved to Texas. Mike attended
schools in Ohio and Wichita Falls, Texas. He was employed by L3
Communications for thirteen years as a Heat Treat Operator and Lead.
Mike enjoyed lawn mower racing and was always ready and willing to lend
a helping hand to all his fellow racers. Mike was also known for Acme
Mike married the love of his life, Vicki Vincent on September 18, 2009.
They shared the love of lawn mower racing and their families.
Mike is survived by his wife, Vicki Cupps; father, Paul Cupps;
step-daughters, Amy and Kimberly Chappa; grandchildren, Caidyn Millsap
and Taylor Murphy; and numerous extended family and friends. Mike will
be greatly missed by all that knew him. Caidyn would like to say “I Love
You Baby Doll PaPa”.
The family would like to extend a personal thank you to Dr. McCullum and
staff at Baylor Hospital of Dallas.
A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 3:00 PM at
Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Dollar officiating.
Wesley Edith (Key) Scroggins
Nov 8, 1874 - Jan 7, 1964
MRS. SCROGGINS LAST RITES HELD
CORSICANA - Funeral services for former Powell resident Mrs. Edith Scroggins of
Tyler were held at Griffin Chapel in Corsicana Wednesday. Rev. Gene Mills
officiated. Burial was in Oakwood
Cemetery at Corsicana.
Mrs. Scroggins died in Tyler Tuesday. She was 87. Surviving are two sons, Earl
Scroggins of Gladewater and Joe Scroggins of Lynwood, Calif.; six daughters,
Mrs. Fred Kesinger Sr. of Corsicana; Mrs. C. L. Garrett of Tyler, Mrs. W. C.
Briggs of San Antonio, Mrs. L. A. Pulley of Fort Worth, Mrs. C. W. Covington of
Dallas and Mrs. Billy Scoggins of Tyler; two brothers, William Key and Hubbard
Key, of Corsicana; one sister and 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren
- Corsicana Paper - Jan 7, 1964
- Submitted by Charles Scroggins
- Edith was born Nov. 8, 1874 and died Jan. 7, 1964. She was the daughter
William Austin Key and Hannah Ellen Gibson. She was married to James
Scroggins and thay had ten children, Earl, Nell, Myrtle, James H., Annie
Evelyn, Melvis, Urban Franklin, Marylan Louise and Peggy Ruth.
Alice Maria (Key) Scroggins
Nov 10, 1890 - Jun 30, 1956
Former Dawson Resident Dies
DAWSON, July 2. - (Spl) - Mrs. Alice Maria Scroggins, 66, former resident of
Brushie Prairie and Dawson, died in San Antonio Saturday night.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Brushie Prairie methodist
church with burial in the
Brushie Prairie Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Schibier, Waco Methodist minister.
She was a native of Hill county.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Willie Williams, Beaumont; two sons, W. T.
Scroggins, San Antonio, and Rev. Archie Lee Scroggins, West Lake, La.; 14
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, H. P. Key, Frost, and
Rev. W. B. Key, Malone; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Scroggins, Tyler, and Mrs.
Bertha Burnham, Stamford, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Wolfe Funeral Home directed.
Eugene Jefferson Scroggins
Jan 21, 1892 - Feb 22, 1977
SCROGGINS RITES HELD FEB. 24
Funeral services for Eugene Scroggins, 85, were held Thursday, February 24, at
10:00 a.m., at Eubank Funeral Chapel. Rev. Bill Oliver officiated.
Burial was in Hamilton/Beeman
Cemetery at Retreat, Tx. Mr. Scroggins had lived in the Canton, Tx. area the
past nine years and prior to that he had lived in Dallas. He was a retired
Survivors include his wife. Mrs. Blanche Reed Scroggins of Canton; five sons, W.
T. Scroggins of Colmesneil, Tx., Archie L. Scroggins of Canton, Cecil Scroggins
of Cedar Hill, Tx., Albert Scroggins and Delbert Scroggins, both of Dallas, two
daughters, Mrs. Irene Moseley of Axtel, Tx., and Mrs.
Wanda Wilbanks of Frost; a brother, Ervin W. Scroggins of Corsicana; a sister,
Mrs. Myrtle Hughes; 27 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Charles Scroggins, Sammy Caughron, Randy Spears, Raymond
Williams, Larry Parham and Wayne Wood.
- DALLAS TIMES HERALD
- Submitted by Charles Scroggins
- View Obituary Clipping
- Eugene Scroggins born Jan 21,1892, Died Feb. 22,1977 was the son of
Jefferson Scroggins and Priscilla Norry Phillips. Both are buried at the New
Chatfield Cemetery. .
He was married to Alice Mariah Key, They Had four children. Hanna Irene,
Willie Elizabeth, Wayvard Thomas and Archie Lee Scroggins. He married
Reed and they had six children. Billie Jean, Wanda Joyce, Ervin Lee, Cecil
Finus, Albert Rolan and Delbert Nolan
Feb 10, 1863- Aug 26, 1941
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD HERE TUESDAY FOR T.J. SCROGGINS
Funeral services for Thomas Jefferson Scroggins, aged 80 years, who died Monday
night at the family residence, 1105 South Eighteenth Street, were held Tuesday
afternoon at 5 o'clock from the Calvary Baptist Church.
Burial was in the (New)
Chatfield Cemetery. The Rites were conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffin, pastor
of the church.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, E.W. Scroggins, Pasadena, Texas; Ira
and Eugene Scroggins, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. V. J. Shown,
Houston; Mrs. J. C. Hughes, Goldsmith, and Mrs. J. Combs, Kerens; three
step-sons, Alex Cummings, Corsicana; C. L. Clay, Corsicana and C. W. Clay, Fort
Worth; three step-daughters, Mrs. O. M. Davis, Ennis; Mrs. J. M. Derham and Mrs.
Jim Reese, Itasca; Four brothers, Joseph Carroll Scroggins, Mt. Holly, Ark.,
James Franklin Scroggins, Powell; Sanford Scroggins, Irving and William H.
Scroggins, Thornton; a sister, Mrs. O. O. Pait, Malone and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Ed Black, Floyd Yarbrough, Clyde Horn, Paulie Thompson,
Hays Cox and Ernest Jones.
Corley Funeral Home Directed arrangements.
- Corsicana Paper - Aug 26, 1941
- Submitted by Charles Scroggins
Thomas Jefferson was born Feb. 10,1863 and died Aug. 26,1941. He was the son
of Thomas Scroggins and Mary E. Lewis. He married Priscilla Norry
Phillips. Thay had eight children, Ira, Agnes, Eugene, Vennie, Eva L., Lee,
Murle M., Ervin W..
He was a Farmer most of his life and worked the Cotton Mill in Corsicana
in his later years. He married Kittie Cummins after Priscilla Norry passed
in 1907. He married once more to Mary Ann Gurganus Clay after Kittie passed
away. He raised seven children from these marriages, Lusie Cummins, Alex
Cummins, C. L. Clay, C.W. Clay and three other daughters.
Mary Ann Scroggins
MRS. MARY SCROGGINS DIED HERE MONDAY; RITES ON WEDNESDAY
Mrs. Mary Ann Scroggins died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock from the Calvary
Baptist Church with Revs. Durward Geddie and Clyde Griffin conducting the rites.
Burial will be in Concord cemetery, near Cayuga.
Surviving are two sons, C. T. Clay, Corsicana; C. W. Clay, Fort Worth; two
daughters, Mrs. O. M. Davis, Ennis; Mrs. J. M. Dickson, Mertens; three
step-sons, Ira Scroggins, Houston; E. J. Scroggins, Mt. Calm; E.W. Scroggins,
Pasadena; three step-daughters, Mrs. V. J. Shaw, Houston; Mrs. John Combs,
Pasadena; Mrs. J.C. Hughes, Borger; a sister, Mrs. T. J. Vincent, Houston; four
brothers, John Gurganus, Bethel, Jim Gurganus, Fort Worth; Luke Gurgenus,
Bethel; Floyde Gurganus, Mont Alba; 20 grandchildren, and other relatives.
Corley's Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Clyde Horn, Floyde Yarbrough, L. O. Taylor, Earnest Jones,
E. L. Cox and O. E. Abbey.
- Corsicana Paper
- Submitted by Charles Scroggins
- Third wife of Thomas Jefferson Scroggins. Mary was previously to Clay.
Census shows her birth to be about 1880. Thomas and Mary were married
bet. 1910 and 1920
- View Obituary
d. Mar 25, 1928
Mrs. J. B. Shaw died Tuesday.[Mar 25 1928] Mrs. Bertha Shaw, aged
sixty-three years wife of J. B. Shaw, died at their home in Frost, Tuesday
morning at 4 o'clock as the result of pneumonia which started as influenza a
week ago. The funeral was held at 2pm Wed in the Baptist Church with N. L.
Range, pastor and
L.L. Sams of Waco conducting the service. Burial was in the Brandon Cemetery by
the side of her only deceased child, Whitfield Shaw, interred 31 years ago.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Shaw is survived by ten children: Jim Shaw,
Brandon; Miller Shaw, Mangum, OK; Boyd Shaw, El Paso; Richard Shaw, Teague; Mrs.
Robert High, Abilene; Rufe Shaw, Billie Shaw, Mrs. Mary Bradley, Annie Maude
Shaw, Julia Ellen Shaw, all of Frost. All the children were at their
mother's bedside when death came. Mrs. Shaw as a member of the Baptist Church.
- The Blooming Grove Times
- Submitted by Charles Scroggins
Feb 10, 1889 - Sep 3, 1976
Name: Emma Lucille Shull
Residence: Mt. Calm, Texas (Hill County)
Native of: Corinth, Mississippi (Alcorn County)
Date of Birth: February 10, 1889
Date of Death: September 3, 1976
Age: 87 years, 6 months, 24 days
Marital Status: Widowed
Date and Time of Funeral: 2:30 P.M., Sunday, September 5, 1976
Place of Funeral: First Baptist Church, Dawson, Texas (Navarro County)
Place of Interment: Dawson Cemetery
Officiating Minister: Rev. Joe Brumbelow, pastor of First Baptist Church,
2 Daughters: Miss Lunette Lowrimore and Mrs. Billie Ruth Houseman
2 Step-Daughters: Mrs. Inez King and Mrs. Imogene Woodall
2 Sons: Olin Lowrimore and R. M. Shull
2 Sisters: Mrs. W. Y. (Bess) Cannon and Mrs. Guy (Ruth) Davis (both sisters were
faithful members of First Baptist Church, Dawson, TX).
1 Brother: Floyd Smith
Funeral Arrangements By: Wikirson-Hatch Funeral Home, Incorporated, 753-3691
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me,
though he may die, he shall live.” -John 11:25, The Bible
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities
nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any
other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is
in Christ Jesus our Lord. -Romans 8:38-39; The Bible
A book about Rev. Brumbelow was published in 2005: The Wit and Wisdom of Pastor
Joe Brumbelow, hannibalbooks.com.
-submitted by his son, David R. Brumbelow, P.O. Box 300, Lake Jackson, TX 77566.
[email protected] September 17, AD 2007. Sources: Clergy Record, given to
officiating minister by the funeral home. Personal records of Joe E. Brumbelow.
Remembrance of Mrs. Joe (Bonnie) Brumbelow.
- Submitted by Charles Scroggins
Hannah Ellen Price (Gibson) Key
Oct 4, 1853 - Mar 22, 1943
WOMAN DIES LEAVING 145 DESCENDANTS
LAST RITES TO BE HELD TODAY FOR MRS HANNA KEY
Corsicana, Tex., March 23, (Special). - Funeral services were to be held at
Brushy Prairie, Navarro County Tuesday for Mrs. Hanna E. Key, 90, who died
Monday at Malone in Hill County.
She had 145 living descendants. Prior to moving to Malone two months ago, she
resided at Purdon for a number of years.
Surviving are three sons, Herbert Key, Frost; W. B. Key, Malone, and Frank Key,
Fairfield; four daughters, Mrs. Ella Moore, Monday; Mrs. Edith Scroggins,
Powell; Mrs. Alice Scroggins, Beaumont, and Mrs. Bertha [ ]ernon, Stamford, and
138 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
RITES ON TUESDAY FOR AGED WOMAN AT BRUSHIE PRAIRIE
Funeral services for Mrs. Hannah E. Key, age 91 years, were held
Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Brushie Prairie Methodist
church. Rev. George Vaughn conducted the rites and interment was in
Brushie Prairie cemetery. Mrs. Key died Monday at the home of her
son, Rev. W. B. Key at Malone.
The wife of a Confederate veteran, Mrs. Key was one of the early
pioneers of this section. She had lived at Purdon for the past 15
years, moving to Malone about two months ago.
Surviving are three sons, Herbert Key, Frost; W. B. Key, Malone;
Frank Key, Fairfield; four daughters, Mrs. Ella Moore, Munday; Mrs.
Edith Scroggins, Beaumont; Mrs. Bertha Burnham, Stamford; 138
grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
Tuesday, March 23, 1943
- Third wife of William Austin Key married Dec. 18, 1873 (buried in
Shanks Memorial Cemetery, Kervin, Freestone Co., Texas d/o Elijah Y.
Gibson and Catherine Price Gibson
- Submitted by
Reason Wade Reeves
May 25, 1855 - Feb 2, 1937
REEVES - Corsicana, Texas. Feb 5. R. Wade Reeves, 82, native of Mississippi,
and resident of Alliance Hall community for more than a half century, died at
his home Tuesday. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon with interment
in the Green Cemetery near Raleigh. Surviving are three daughters Mrs. John
Haddox, Dawson; Mrs. Annie Lewis, Purdon, and Mrs. J. W. Barnes, Frost, and
three stepchildren, J. J. Green, Guthrie, Okla.; A Green, Stratford, Okla, and
Mrs. A. B. Farmer, Purdon
R. WADE REEVES BURIED WEDNESDAY IN GREEN CEMETERY
R. Wade Reeves, aged 82 years, native of Mississippi but resident of the
Alliance Hall community for more than a half century, died at his home Tuesday
morning after an illness of several years. Funeral rites were held Wednesday
afternoon with interment in the Green Cemetery
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John Maddox, Dawson; Mrs. Annie Lewis,
Purdon, and Mrs. J. W. Barnes, Frost; three step-children, J. J. Green, Guthrie,
Okla.; Ab Green, Stratford, Oklahoma, and Mrs. A. B. Farmer, Purdon; 15
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Carl Reed Hart
Dec 19, 1905 - Oct 1, 1931
By. Mrs. J. J. Mundine
Carl Hart and wife, Elizabeth, with a daughter four years old, driving west
to California, on highway 66, car turned over pinning Mr. Hart beneath it,
killing him instantly. His wife and daughters were thrown from the car and were
seriously injured. The daughter slightly hurt. They were accompanied by R.
D. Underhill, and R. F. Dunn, who was slightly cut and bruised. Father of Mrs.
Hart was notified and will come by plane from Dallas, Texas.
Former Student In Odd Fellows Home Here Is Killed
DALLAS, Oct. 1—(AP)—Carl Hart, 25, former Dallas musician, was killed today in an automobile accident near Seligman, Ariz. It was learned Mrs. Hart was injured seriously.
Corsicana, Tex. --Carl Hart, fatally injured in an automobile accident near Prescott, Ariz., Thursday, was well known in Corsicana, having been reared in the I. O. O. F. home here, and having visited the city on several occasions as a member of Ligon Smith’s orchestra.
His wife was believed fatally injured in the accident, but their four-year-old daughter was reported uninjured. Hart’s body was taken in charge by a Prescott undertaking parlor and will be forwarded by rail to Corsicana for interment in Oakwood cemetery, according to information received by the Sutherland funeral home. It is expected to arrive Saturday.
In addition to his wife and daughter, Hart is survived by his mother, Mrs. Rose Hart, of Emhouse, and a sister Mary Alice Hart of Fort Worth, and several aunts and uncles in Corsicana.
FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR CARL R. HART
Funeral services for Carl R. Hart, aged 25 years, former student in the I.O.O.F. Home here and later a well-known musician in Dallas, who was killed in an automobile accident near Seligman, Ariz., Thursday morning, were held from the residence of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Nutt, 1201 West Thirteenth avenue Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. L. B. Jenkins, Mesquite, assisted by Rev. J. F. Stanley, Baptist minister of Emhouse.
He is survived by his wife, who was seriously injured in the automobile accident, a 4-year-old daughter, mother, Mrs. Rose Hart, Emhouse; a sister, Mary Alice Hart, Fort Worth; and a number of relatives in Corsicana.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.
FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. LAURA E. HART FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Hart, 21, who died in a Prescott, Ariz., hospital Monday afternoon from injuries received a week ago in an automobile accident near Seligman, Ariz., in which her husband, Carl R. Hart was instantly killed, will be held from the Sutherland Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The body arrived in Corsicana early Thursday afternoon.
Surviving are a four-year-old daughter, Mary Sue Hart; parents, , Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mills, Austin; five younger brothers, all of Austin; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Ward, Austin; two aunts, Mrs. Addie Camp Saunders, Dallas, and Miss Bertha Ward, Austin; and other relatives.
Funeral services for Carl Hart were held Monday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery.
LAST RITES HELD FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. CARL HART
Funeral services for Mrs. Carl Hart, 21, who died Monday from injuries received last week in an automobile accident in Arizona, were held from the Sutherland Funeral Home chapel Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Stanley of Emhouse and Rev. Jenkins of Mesquite, the ministers who conducted the funeral of her husband Monday.
Surviving are a 4-year-old daughter, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mills, Austin, five brothers and other relatives.
Pallbearers were C. C. Moore, Bennett Parnell, John Ward, J. K. Morris, Eugene Nutt, Jack Russell, Ligon Smith and R. D. Smyers.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR AUTO VICTIM HERE ON MONDAY
Funeral services for Carl Hart, 25, formerly of the I. O. O. F. Homer and
Dallas, well-known musician, who was fatally injured in an automobile accident
near Seilgman, Ariz., Thursday will be held from the residence of his uncle and
aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Nutt, 1201 West Thirteenth avenue, Monday afternoon.
Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.
The body is expected to arrive here at an early hour Monday morning.
Mrs. Hart, wife of the deceased, was seriously injured in the accident. She is
still in a serious condition, according to information received here. A
four-year-old daughter was also in the car at the time of the accident but was
Surviving are his wife, daughter, Mother, Mrs. Rosa Hart, Emhouse; a sister,
Mary Alice Hart, Fort Worth; and a number of other relatives.
The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.
Aug 15, 1888 - Nov 1, 1964
William D. Moore
Funeral services for William D. Moore, 76, of Fairfield, Freestone County,
father of Mrs. J.H. Coppers of Dallas and Mrs. J.A. Eidson of Garland, will be
held at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Methodist Church in Fairfield. Burial in
Purdon, Navarro County.
Mr. Moore, a retired line rider for Gulf Oil Corp. for 30 years, died Sunday in
h/o Beatrice Moore - s/o Joseph Moore and Martha (Seigler) Moore
Aug 25, 1902 - Apr 4, 1954
CORSICANA, Texas. - Rites for Fred North, 53, who died Sunday in Tyler, were
held at the McCammon Chapel Monday with burial in the
Younger Cemetery near Purdon.
Surviving are two daughters, Billie Jean North and Bettie Jo North, both of
Dallas; four brothers and two sisters.
h/o Eva - s/o William Sherman North and Hester M. (Wood) North
Fred North Dies Sunday Morning
Fred North, 53, died Sunday morning in Tyler.
Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. Burial was
Younger Cemetery. The rites were
conducted by Rev. Lydie.
Surviving are two daughters Billie Jean and Bettie Jo North, both of Dallas;
four brothers, Jack and Alonzo North, both of Tyler; John and Paul North, both
of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Ben Luse, San Antonio, and Mrs. George Osteen, New
Braunfels; and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Pat Eubanks, H. C. Staples, Robert Gaiger, S. G. Walter, C. O.
Gilley and Joe Reynolds.
Charles Estes Kennedy
Dec 11, 1889 - Feb 23, 1957
CORSICANA, Texas - Funeral services were held here for C.E. Kennedy, 67,
longtime merchant, Sunday with burial in the
Younger Cemetery at Purdon.
A native of Mississippi, Kennedy had resided here since 1920. He died Saturday
in Memorial Hospital here.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. John F. Jackson, Pecos;
three grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. P.M. Wilson, Denton.
h/o Jewel Myrtle (Sanders) Kennedy - s/o Lennal Houston Kennedy and Nancy
Merchant Dies Early Saturday
C. E. Kennedy, 67, long-time Corsicana Merchant, died in Memorial Hospital
Saturday morning following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial
will be in the Younger cemetery at Purdon.
The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, pastor of the Fifth Avenue
Church of Christ.
A native of Mississippi, Kennedy had resided in Corsicana since 1920. He was an
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. John F. Jackson, Pecos;
three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. P. M. Wilson, Denton, and a number of
nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be David Daniel, J. R. Gunter, B. C. Nesmith, William Murphy,
J. W. Scott, William Shaw, Maco Stewart and M. B. George.
Mar 2, 1858 - Feb 5, 1937
SLOVACEK - Corsicana, Texas. Feb 5. - Martin Slovacek, 85, former resident of
Navarro County, died at Calvert Thursday. Funeral services will be held at the
church of the Immaculate Conception at 2 p.m. Saturday. Surviving are four
daughters, Mrs. C. J. Hutyra, West; Mrs. Frank Jakubik, Hobson; Mrs. Louis Curik,
Taylor, and Mrs. John Moore, Calvert; and a son, John Slovacek, Calvert
FORMER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED IN CALVERT
Martin Slovacek, aged 85 years former resident of Navarro county, died at
Calvert Thursday. The funeral will be held from the church of the Immaculate
Conception Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Catholick
cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local
Mr. Slovacek resided in the Richland community for many years prior to moving to
Calvert about ten years ago.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. C. J. Hutyra, West; Mrs. Frank Fakubik,
Hobson; Mrs. Louis Curik, Taylor, and Mrs. John Moore, Calvert; and a son, John
Funeral arrangements are being directed by the Corley Funeral Home.
Nancy Catherine (Horn)
Feb 22, 1856 - July 6, 1943
NORRED - Mrs. Catherine, age 87, residence 814 Turner, died Tuesday. Survived
by sons, Joe J. Norred and R. A. Norred; six daughters, Mrs. Mollie Horn, Mrs.
Rebecca Nicholson, Mrs. Ollie Davis, Mrs. Nora Ervins, MRs. Minnie B. Voss and
Mrs. L. T. Custer; thirty-eight grandchildren, thirty-eight great-grandchildren;
four great-great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday 10 a.m. Poole Funeral Home.
Rev. Caradine Hooton officiating. Internment Kerens, Texas.
FORMER KERENS WOMAN DIED IN DALLAS TUESDAY
Mrs. Catherine Norred, age 87 years, wife of the late W. F. Norred of Kerens,
died in Dallas Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held in Dallas
Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock and interment will be in the
Kerens cemetery Wednesday afternoon
at 4 o’clock, under the direction of the Corley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Norred had made her home in Dallas for the past 15 years.
Surviving are two sons, Ree Norred, Ft. Worth; Joe Norred, U. S. Navy; five
daughters, Mrs. L. T. Custer, Dallas; Miss Minnie Voss, Dallas; Mrs. R. F.
Nicholson, Corsicana; Mrs. Mollie Horn, Streetman; Mrs. Ollie Davis, Corsicana
and other relatives.
Jul 6, 1887 - Oct 25, 1955
Death Takes Ex-Worker Of Oil Firm
Mrs. Louie [sic] M. Kelly 68, 5414 East Side, a retired oil company employee,
died Tuesday afternoon in a Dallas hospital after a short illness.
Born in Corsicana, Mrs. Kelly was a graduate of Corsicana High School and the
University of Chicago. She taught school for several years before joining the
Magnolia Petroleum Company in 1915. She retired from Magnolia in 1940 because of
Mrs. Kelly, widow of William R. Kelly, a tinsmith, was a member of the East
Dallas Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include a brother, Claude Younger McSpadden of Purdon, Navarro County,
and a sister, Mrs. Nena McSpadden Elliott of Dallas.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Sparkman-Brand Funeral
Chapel, 2115 Ross, with Dr. Matthew H. Arnold pastor of the First Presbyterian
Church of Corsicana, officiating. Burial will be in
Oakwood Cemetery at Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be David G. Elliott, Joe Simpkins, Sidney Marks, Perry McCammon,
Neal Johnson Sr., A.E. Gall and Harvey Parish.
Former Resident Rites Thursday
Funeral services for Mrs. Louise McSpadden Kelly, long-time Corsicana resident,
who died in St. Paul’s Hospital in Dallas Tuesday, were held Thursday. The first
rites were held at the Sparkman-Brand chapel Thursday at 10 a.m. with graveside
Oakwood Cemetery here at 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Mathew H. Arnold, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church here, conducted
Mrs. Kelly made her home in Dallas for the past several years.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Nena Elliott, Dallas; a brother, Claude McSpadden,
Parishville; a nephew, Dr. Edward Elliott, Dallas; two nieces, Mrs. Neely
Landrum and Mrs. Harry Crawford, both of Dallas, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were David Elliott, Harvey Parrish, W. P. McCammon, Sydney Marks,
Joe Simkins, Neal Johnson, Sr., and A. R. Gallagher.
- The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Thursday, Oct 27, 1955
- w/o William Robert Kelly married Nov. 21, 1908 died 1940 buried in
Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas d/o Francis Alonzo McSpadden and Medora
Ann “Dora” (Younger) McSpadden
- Submitted by
William Walter Dill
Jan 20, 1880 - June 14, 1957
CORSICANA, Texas - W.W. Dill, 77, who retired as a Purdon grocer three years
ago, died in Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Purdon with
burial in the Dresden Cemetery. He
was a native of Cleburne but had lived in Navarro County 40 years.
Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Etta Cathcart and
Mrs. Leroy Stubbs, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. A.H. French, Purdon; six
grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Etta Houghtlin,
Retired Grocer Services Sunday
for W. W. Dill aged 77 years, 1598 West Fourth avenue, who died in
Memorial Hospital Friday night, were held from the First Baptist
church in Purdon Sunday at 4 p.m. Burial was in the Dresden
cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Chester Reames, pastor.
Dill had resided
in Navarro county 40 years and operated a grocery store in Purdon
prior to his retirement three years ago. He was a native of
his wife of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Etta Cathcart and Mrs.
Leroy Stubbs, both of Corsicana; and Mrs. A. H. French, Purdon; six
grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Etta
Houghtlin, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Leamon Phillips, Clyde Stubbs, Lloyd Stiibbs, Arthur Boldin, Duke
Norton, Hoyt Blackmon, Matt Tickle and Ben Shell.
Dora (Campbell) Hadley
June 30, 1870 - Feb 4, 1940
HADLEY, Corsicana, Texas. Feb 6 - Funeral services for Mrs. R.L. Hadley, 69,
lifelong resident of Navarro County, who died in a local hospital Sunday, were
held from the Methodist Church at Dresden Monday afternoon with burial in the
Dresden Cemetery. She is
survived by her husband; four sons, R. R. Hadley, Oklahoma City; W. C. Hadley,
Dresden; Douglas and Lloyd Hadley, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. H.B. Hale
and Mrs. D.D. Cagle, Corsicana; Mrs. D.H. Hale, Barry; three brothers, E. P.
Campbell, Bazette, F.M. Campbell, Oklahoma City; J.B. Campbell, Corsicana; two
sisters, Mrs. S.H. French, Purdon, Mrs. E.B. McDowell, Olton.
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD MONDAY FOR MRS. DORA HADLEY
Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Hadley, aged 69 years, life-long resident of
Navarro county, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday evening at
7:30 o'clock, were held from the Methodist church Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock
at Dresden with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev.
J.B. Weathers, Methodist minister.
Surviving are her husband, R.L. Hadley, Dresden; four sons, R.R. Hadley,
Oklahoma city; W.C. Hadley, Dresden; Douglas and Lloyd Hadley, both of
Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. H.B. Hale and Mrs. D.D. Cagle, both of
Corsicana and Mrs. D.H. Hale, Barry; three brothers, E.P. Campbell, Bazette; F.M.
Campbell, Oklahoma City, and J.B. Campbell, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. S.H.
French, Purdon, and Mrs. E.B. McDowell, Olton, Texas, nine grandchildren and
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
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