Oct 11, 1876 - Nov 14, 1957
Dies Thursday At
BLOOMING GROVE. Nov. 15—(Spl)—Charlie Hollingsworth, 81,
retired farmer and merchant, died
at his home here Thursday.
Funeral services were to be held
Friday at 3 p.m. from the Central
Baptist church with burial in
The rites are to be conducted by
Rev. Wayne Runnels, pastor of the church, and Rev. Denzil
Wright, pastor of the First Methodist
A native, of Alabama, Hollingsworth had spent most of his life
in this vicinity.
Surviving are his wife of Blooming
Grove; a son, J. Lewis Hollingsworth,
funeral director, Itasca; three daughters,
Mrs. Doyce Prater, Midland; Mrs. Bill
Smith and Mrs. Clyde Lusk, both of
Dallas; two sisters. Mrs. Mary Hastings
and Mrs. Jenny Hitt, both of
Eustace; six grandchildren and
Pallbearers were to be H. S. Whorton.
Ben Shell, Dwayne Garrison, Sam Carroll,
Joe McGraw, Joe Comer.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.
James Uriah Page
Aug 1, 1891 - Oct 15, 1957
BLOOMING GROVE, Oct. 15—(Spl.)—J. U. Page, 65, landowner
of the Lone Cedar community and
paint contractor, died in the Veterans
Administration hospital at Lisbon,
near Dallas, Tuesday morning
following an extended illness.
Funeral services are tentatively
set for the Central Baptist church
here Wednesday at 3 p. m. with
burial in the Rose
The rites will he conducted by
Rev. Wayne Runnels, pastor.
Page was a veteran of World
Surviving are his wife, a teacher
in the local schools; a son, Jimmy
Page, Blooming Grove; two
daughters, Mrs. F. M. White, Fort
Worth, and Mrs. C. W. Evans, Garland;
four grandchildren and other
McCormick Funeral Service directs.
Sarah A. “Sallie” (Tarpley) Roebuck
May 20, 1855 - Dec 18, 1917
(From the Rustler.)
Mrs. A. W. Roebuck passed away
Friday evening last about 7 o'clock
and the funeral services were held at
the Christian church Saturday and the
remains interred at Rose
Mrs. Roebuck had been in ill
health for a number of months.
Lou Eddie Grinstead
Aug. 28, 1908
- May 19, 1917
Operated on at Hospital.
The 9-year-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. C. P. Grinstead of the Purdon
community, was operated on at the
P. and S. hospital today for appendicitis.
The operation was successful,
and the little girl is resting, but is
Loula Edna, the nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Grinstead of the Purdon community, died
at the P. and S. hospital here this
morning following an operation for
appendicitis. The remains will be interred
at Blooming Grove tomorrow afternoon
at 3 o'clock.
Thomas Hannah “Tom” Yarbrough
Aug. 11, 1900 Sep. 8, 1951
Dies In Dallas
Thomas H. Yorbrough, 51,
Blooming Grove cafe operator,
died in a Dallas hospital Saturday
morning following a several
Funeral services will be held from the Central Baptist church in
Blooming Grove at 2:30 p. m. Sunday. Burial will be in the
Hill cemetery. The rites will be
conducted by Rev. T. R, Harrison,
pastor of the church.
The body will lie in state at the
church from 12:30 p. m. until the
funeral hour. Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; a daughter, Mrs. L. E.
Wiser, Dallas; a son, Raymond
Tuel, Jr., Dallas; three brothers,
J. J. Yarbrough and J. D. Yarbrough,
both of Dallas, and R. E. Yarbrough,
Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Delia
Newland, Dallas, Mrs. Pearl Maxville,
Hulbert, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Ada
Pollard, Tachlequah, Okla.; and several
nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Hollis Pitts,
Joe George, J. V. Holditch, H. S.
Whorton, Lloyd Simpson and
Griffin will direct.
Sep 19, 1879 - Feb 15, 1951
John Holllngsworth age 71 years
who made his home with his brother,
Charlie Holllngsworth, passed
away last Thursday at 8 p. m.
Holllngsworth was a native of Alabama
coming to this community
at the age of nine years. Services
were held at the Central Baptist
church. Interment was in Rose
Hill cemetery. Survivors are two
sisters, Mmes. Jennie Hitt and Mary
Hastings of Eustace, two brothers,
William and Charlie Hollingsworth
of Blooming Grove. Pallbearers
were all nephews, Howard and
Herman Hitt, Jim and Lewis
Hollingsworth, Clyde Lusk and
John McKinney Thompson
July 12, 1872 - Feb 9, 1951
J. M. Thompson
BLOOMING GROVE. Feb. 10.—
Spl.)—John M. Thompson, 78,
died at his home here Friday at
5:15 p. m.
Funeral services will be held
Sunday at 2:30 p. m. from the
First Christian church here with
burial in Rose
Native of Columbia. Tenn., the
son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
John Wesley Thompson, he came
to Texas at the age of nine years
with his family.
Surviving are his wife, the former
Miss Eula Harper of Blooming
Grove; two sons, Paschall
Thompson, Powell, and Stanley
Dale Thompson, Ontario, Calif.;
two daughters, Mrs. Elena Wright,
Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Louise
Guerra, Rio Grande City, and a
number of other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service
Patrick Morris McGraw
B&D Oct 4, 1951
Patrick Morris McGraw, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond McGraw of Blooming Grove, died at
the P. and S. Hospital Thursday
Graveside services were held at
10 a. m. Friday at Rose
in Blooming Grove. The rites were
conducted by Rev. T. R. Harrison,
pastor of the Central Baptist church
at Blooming Grove.
Surviving are the parents, a
brother, Gary Raymond McGraw,
all of Blooming Grove; and
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Charlie Morris, Brownwood, and
Mrs. H. G. McGraw, Blooming Grove.
Arie Ellen (Cook) Gillen
May 4, 1868 - Aug 17, 1951
Mrs. J. J. Gillen
BLOOMING GROVE, Aug. 17.—(AP}—Mrs. J. J. Gillen, 83 died at
her home here at 10:30 a. m. Friday
after being ill for some time
She had resided in Blooming
Grove since 1900.
Funeral services will be held
from the First Baptist church here at 4 p. m. Saturday with burial in
Hill cemetery. The
rites will be conducted by Rev.
W. C. Towns, pastor.
Surviving are eight children, C.
L. and W. C. Gillen, both of Lampasas; Mrs. Jeff Hunter and Mrs.
A. C. Potts, both of Now London;
Mrs. Jack Hammond. Abilene;
Mrs. Lela Jordan, Jack and
Drew Gillen, all of Blooming
Grove; 25 grandchildren and 21
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
McCormick will direct.
Elvin Eugene Christie
Aug 21, 1874 - July 10, 1951
For E. E. Christie
BLOOMING GROVE, July 13-
Spl—Funeral services for E. E.
Christie, 7S, who died at the home
of a daughter, Mrs. Loyd Robinson
in North Corsicana early Tuesday,
were held at 10 a. m. Thursday
from the First Baptist church.
The rites were conducted by
Rev. A. C. Towns, pastor of the
church, and Rev. Jack Goff, pastor
of the North Side Baptist church,
Corsicana. Burial was in Rose
A native of Arkansas. Christie
had resided here 60 years.
Sons-in-law were pallbearers. Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; 10 children, Mrs. Wray
Truelove, Hubbard; A. C. Christie,
Houston; Mrs. Ernest Gordon,
Stamford; Mrs. Daniel Beets, Kilgore;
Omer Christie, Houston; Mrs.
Robinson, Corsicana; Mrs. Herschel
Seabolt, Ennis; Mrs. W. T. Graves,
Corsicana; Mrs. Luther Patterson,
Ennis, and Gene Christie, Blooming
Grove; 34 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a brother, Ralph Christie,
Lufkin, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.
Charles Samuel Prater
Aug 15, 1917 - Mar 2, 2002
FORT WORTH - Charles Samuel Prater, 84, a
retired painter, died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at his residence.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shannon North
Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation:
5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel.
Memorials: May be made to the River Oaks United
Methodist Church, 4800 Ohio Garden Road.
Charles Samuel Prater was born Aug. 15, 1917,
in Cleburne, Texas.
He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps,
helping build Cleburne State Park. In 1936, he joined the Texas
In 1940 the unit mobilized in Brownwood, Texas.
He went overseas to participate in World War II with the famous 36th
Division, serving in Battery B, 132nd Field Artillery.
He spent 12 years in the service of his
country, attaining the rank of Master First Sergeant. He was
committed to the 36th Division reunions, serving eight years as vice
president of artillery. His love for his division and fellow
servicemen came first in his life.
Survivors: Wife, Billie Prater of Fort Worth;
daughters, Mrs Charlene Brazell and Mrs. Lynda Schlitz, both of Fort
Worth; stepdaughters, Ranelle Livingston of Granbury and Rita
Phillips of Florida; stepson, Fred Tolleson of Fort Worth; sister,
Pearl Dellis of Azle, Texas; five grandsons; four granddaughters;
and seven great-grandchildren. Shannon North Funeral Chapel 111 W.
Northside Drive, (817) 624-2191
Submitted by Nancy McKune
Star-Telegram (TX) - Mar 4, 2002
Dec 1, 1926 - Dec 26, 2010
FORT WORTH - Billie Ruth Prater, a loving wife,
mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully Sunday
morning, Dec. 26, 2010, early in her 84th year.
Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday at River Oaks United
Methodist Church, 4800 Ohio Garden Drive. Interment will follow in
Laurel Land Memorial Park where she will be laid to rest next to her
husband. Visitation: Family and friends will gather at the church on
Wednesday to share laughter and tears from noon to 1 p.m.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, consideration of
contributions designated for the PDO Fund at River Oaks United
Methodist Church, is suggested
Born in Cleburne on Dec. 1, 1926, Billie was
raised in Joshua, where she graduated from high school. She was the
daughter of H. K. and Josie Lawson Davidson.
Billie was a longtime member of River Oaks
United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and was
instrumental in starting the Parent's Day Out program. She was also
active in the 36th Division Women's Auxiliary for World War II
Survivors: In addition to her son, Fred
Tolleson, Billie is survived by her daughters, Ranelle Davidson and
Gary, and Rita Phillips and Gary; grandchildren, Ashley Davidson
Keyes and Chris, Allison Davidson and Lori O'Donley Rohloff and
Brad; great-grandchildren, Logan, Jared and Hayden; and nieces and
nephews and their families.
Robertson Mueller Harper
Submitted by Nancy McKune
Star-Telegram (TX) - Dec 28, 2010
Julia Maria Ragsdale
Jan 23, 1876 - Mar 1, 1962
Miss Ragsdale Rites Saturday
Final rites for Miss Julia Marie Ragsdale were held Saturday at 2
p.m. from the Corley chapel with Rev. Donald Holt, pastor, Barry
Methodist church officiating. Interment was in
A resident of Terrell, Miss Ragsdale died Friday. She was a
long-time Navarro county resident.
A brother, Henry Ragsdale of Barry, died last week.
Surviving are two brothers, M. E. and W. D. Ragsdale, both of Barry;
one sister, Mrs. W. E. Bingham, Fort Worth, and other relatives.
Nephews were pallbearers.
Henry Vinson Ragsdale
Oct 26, 1878 - Feb 22, 1962
Ragsdale Rites Here Saturday
Funeral services for Henry Ragsdale, long-time Barry resident, will
be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley chapel with Rev. Donald
Barry Methodist church, officiating, assisted by Rev. C. Douglas
White, Fort Worth Baptist minister. Interment will be in the
A native of Neches, Anderson county, Mr. Ragsdale, 83, died in
Memorial hospital Thursday following a heart attack.
A retired carpenter, he moved to Barry at an early age Ragsdale was
born Oct. 26, 1878.
Survivors include his widow, Barry; one daughter, Mrs. B. R. Wilson,
and two grandchildren, Joy Lynn and James David Wilson, all of
Ennis; two brothers, W. D. and M. B. Ragsdale both of Barry; two sisters, Mrs. W. E.
Bingham, Fort Worth and Miss Julia Ragsdale, Terrell, and a number
Pallbearers will be Glenn Bell, Roy Massengale, George Watson, Leone
Reed, Marshall Massengale and Lowell Reed.
Card Of Thanks
We would like to express our thanks and appreciation to all our
friends for the food and flowers and all the nice things you did for
us during the illness and death of our husband and father, Mr. Henry
Ragsdale of Barry. Special thanks to Dr. E. J. Skrivanek and Dr. Dan
Skrivanek, Dr. Gibson, all the nurses at Memorial, Bro. C. Douglas
White and Bro. Don Holt. May God bless each of you.—Mrs. Henry V.
Ragsdale, Barry; Mrs. Bobby R. Wilson, Ennis.
CORSICANA, Feb. 23 (Spl) - Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Saturday in Corley Chapel here for Henry Ragsdale, 83, who died
Thursday in a Corsicana hospital. Burial will be in
cemetery. Ragsdale, a retired carpenter and native of Anderson
County,is survived by his wife: a daughter, Mrs. B. R. Wilson of
Ennis, and two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Bingham of Fort Worth and Miss
Julia Ragsdale of Terrell
Hettie Jane Reed
Aug 15, 1877 - Feb 23, 1962
Miss Reed Dies Friday Morning, Rites Sunday
Miss Hettie Reed, resident of Barry about 70 years, died at her home
in Barry at 8:30 a.m. following an illness that extended several
years. She was 84.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Barry
Baptist church with Rev. Bob Lamer, pastor, officiating. Interment
will be in the Dresden
She was a native of Georgia, but came to Navarro county when a young
girl. She lived most of her life in Barry. She was born Aug. 15.
Surviving are one sister, Miss Ella Reed, Barry, with whom she
lived; three brothers, H. L. Reed, Barry; J. A. Reed, Dallas, and
Fred Reed, Barry; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Earl Rodgers Brim
Aug 9, 1890 - May 26, 1970
Earl Brim, 79,
Earl Brim, 79, a resident of Corsicana for the past 65 years, died
Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. He was a retired blacksmith and a
member of the Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Corley
Chapel. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Mickey Loftis, with
interment in Dresden
Survivors include his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Allen Brim of
Sweetwater, Elbert Brim of Corsicana and Dewey Brim of Dallas; two
D. H. Andrews of Dallas and Mrs. W.H. Anderson of Waco; 12
grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters Miss Blanche
Brim of Dallas and Mrs.
C. C. Allen of Dallas.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
James Otis "Skinner" Varnell, Sr.
Mar 7, 1900 - May 27, 1970
J.O. Varnell Dies Tuesday
BLOOMING GROVE (Spl.)-James Otis Varnell, 70, retired farmer, died
Tuesday in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.
He is survived by his wife Myrtle of Blooming Grove; one son, Quilla
Van Varnell of Tyler; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Page of Blooming
Grove and Mrs. Bobbie Beam of Broussard, La., two sisters, Mrs. Faye
Huckeba of Dallas and Mrs. Jewel Nash of Pampa; and nine
grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in
the McCormick Chapel in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Paul Rone,
pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will be in Dresden
Pallbearers will be Roy Massengale, Marshall Massengale, Miller
Reid, Cecil Hall, Leone Reed and H. S. Whorton.
On Submarine Chaser.
Mr. A. M. Varnell of Barry has received word that his son, J. O.
Varnell, now in the navy is located on a submarine chaser, the
number of his boat being S. P. No. 672, with head quarters at
Mobile, Ala. Mr. Varnell has only been in the service four months
and the fact that he has already been put on a submarine chaser is
evidence that he has made good and his ability has been recognized
by his superior officers.
Mary Alice (Payne) McNabb
May 1, 1869 - Feb 27, 1955
Services Tuesday For Mrs. McNabb
Funeral services for Mrs. J. M. McNabb, 85, who died at her home in
Purdon Sunday, were held from the First Baptist church at Purdon
Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. C. L. Wood, pastor of the church.
Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.
A native of Mississippi, Mrs. McNabb had resided in Texas many
Surviving are two sons, H. E. McNabb, Corsicana, and M. C. McNabb,
Cleburne; four daughters, Mrs. C. B. Grinstead and Mrs. N. L.
Adkins, both of Purdon; Mrs. H. T. Coffey, Abilene, and Mrs. B. D.
Vaughan, Lefors; 28 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, one
great-great-grandchild, six brothers, John Payne, Sulphur, Okla.;
Mike Payne, Duncan, Okla.; Tom Payne, Mangel, Okla.; Sidney Payne,
Bryan; Leslie Payne, Trent, and Homer Payne, Stith; four sisters,
Mrs. J. M. Reid, Adair. Okla., Mrs. Bessie Jackson, Lubbock; Mrs.
Vic Ward, Anson, and Mrs. Odie Ramsey, Seagraves, and other
Grandsons were pallbearers.
Newton Joseph Brim
Mar 31, 1854 - Feb 9, 1930
We are sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Joe Brim. He had lived at
Dresden nearly all of his life until a few years ago, when he and
his two daughters, Misses Ruth and Blanche, moved to Corsicana, and
was living there at the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his
death, Ruth and Blanche Brim of Corsicana, one son, Earl; several
grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. He was laid
to rest in Dresden cemetery Monday afternoon.
N. J. Brim Passed Away in Corsicana
N. J. (Uncle Joe) Brim, aged 76 years, died at his residence at 925
South Beaton in Corsicana at 4 a.m. Sunday. The McCormick funeral
coach went for the body Monday and carried it to Dresden cemetery
for burial at 3 p.m., Monday.
Rev. Kinslow, pastor of the Methodist church officiated.
Uncle Joe Brim had lived near Dresden for a number of years and had
many friends there.
- The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Feb 14, 1930
- Submitted by Karen Rost
Robert Lee Watts
Oct 12, 1871 - July 16, 1933
ROBERT LEE WATTS NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY, IS DEAD
Robert Lee Watts, aged 61years, native of Navarro county, died at
his home, 512 South Nineteenth street, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock
and the funeral was held from the family residence Monday afternoon
at 2 o'clock with burial in the
Campbell cemetery. The rites were
conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian
Surviving are his widow, seven children, Charles S. Watts,
Corsicana; Mrs. Kathryn Heart, Telico; James E. Watts, Margerete
Watts, Raymon Watts, Jerry
Watts and Joice Fay Watts, all of Peel Town; father B. F. Watts,
Corsicana; four brothers, Paul Watts and T. T. Watts, both of
Corsicana; Will Watts, Coolidge; and Tom Watts, McLennon county; and
three sisters, Mrs. Mary Martin, Dallas; Mrs. Villa Stead, Dallas;
and Mrs. Pearl Ratliff, Sweetwater.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland - McCammon Funeral Home.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jul 17, 1933
Parents: B.F. Watts & Elizabeth Angeline Watts
He is not listed in the book but his death cert shows Campbell and a
family member has him listed in Find A Grave...says his marker is
Alta Dola (Cook) Moore
Jun 13, 1900 - Sep 14, 1974
Mrs. W. E. Moore
FROST—Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Frost
United Methodist Church for Mrs. W.E. (Alta) Moore, lifelong
resident who died Saturday in Leisure Lodge Nursing Home in
Corsicana after a brief illness. The Rev. U.L. Stegman, pastor, will
officiate. Burial will be in the
Frost Cemetery under direction of
Bradley Funeral Home here.
Surviving are two sons, Johnny L. Moore of Maxwell and Billy J.
Moore of Alvin; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Bailey
of Arlington and Mrs. Noan Crawford of Dallas; and a number of
nieces and nephews.
Bobby Joe Yates
Jun 26, 1930 - Feb 26, 1947
BOBBIE JOE YATES FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY AT FROST
FROST, Texas, Feb. 26—(Spl)— Bobbie Joe Yates, aged 16 years, died
at the family home here late Tuesday night following an extended
illness incident to a bone infection. His right leg was amputated
Funeral services are to be held from the Frost Methodist church
Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with interment in the
Frost Cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Fisher of Mertens,
and Rev. Lawhon of Frost. Surviving are his parents, and other
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.
Mary Ann Dyer
Sept 1, 1945 - Jan 27, 1951
Frost Child Dies Here On Saturday
Mary Ann Dyer, 5-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Dyer,
Frost, died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday at 2 p. m.
Funeral services were held from the Frost Baptist church Sunday at 2
p. m. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery. The rites were conducted by
Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor, and Rev. A. W. Gordon, pastor of the Frost
Surviving are the parents, three brothers J. C. Jr., Billy Gene and
Carlyle Dyer; a sister, Joyce Elaine, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Luther Dortch and Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Dyer, all of Frost.
Pallbearers were Rex and Curtis Patterson and Varney and Vernon
McCormlck Funeral Service directed.
Daniel Green Talbott
Jul 15, 1952 - Aug 1, 1952
Infant's Rites Held Saturday
BLOOMING GROVE, Aug. 5— (SpU—Funeral services were held at Lone
Cedar Saturday for Daniel G. Talbott, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Talbott, who died in a Henderson hospital late Friday. Graveside
services were held from the
Lone Cedar cemetery with Rev. T. R.
Only survivors are the parents. The mother is the former Marilyn
Green of Lone Cedar.
McCormick Funeral Home directed.
Nov 23, 1892 - Jan 26, 1951
Constable Burns Services Sunday
Claude Burns, 58, constable, Precinct 5, died in the Veterans'
Hospital in Dallas Friday.
Funeral services were held Sunday at
Dresden where interment was
made. The Frost Masonic
Lodge had charge of the graveside rites.
formerly lived at Frost and near Purdon, but for years had made his
home in the Carroll community between Blooming Grove and Dresden.
Surviving are several brothers and sisters and other relatives.
Funeral Home directed.
Mar 6, 1889 - Nov 20, 1969
C. Burns Rites Saturday
Funeral services for Fred C. Burns, 80, will be held Saturday at
3:30 p.m. in the Corley Chapel.
Interment will be in the Dresden
Survivors include one sister Mrs. Doyle Smith of Houston and one
brother Clyde Burns of Snyder.
9, 1890 - Aug 3, 1952
Services Monday For Lee Roy Sims
BLOOMING GROVE, Aug. 4— (Spl)—Lee Roy Sims, 62, former resident of
Blooming Grove, died Sunday night at the T. O. Watts residence,
South 34th street, in Corsicana. Funeral services were held Monday
at 4 p. m. at the Dresden Methodist church, with Rev. Will Minefee
officiating. Burial was in
the Dresden Cemetery.
Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Lou Sims of Blooming Grove; two sons,
Clifford and James Sims, both of Odessa; a daughter, Mrs.
Fay Peoples of San Antonio; two brothers, Arthur Sims, Corsicana,
and Wesley Sims, Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Douglas
Richards, Arizona, Mrs. Ella Hollifield, Frost, and Mrs. R. F.
Clough, Blooming Grove; and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Charlie Sheppard, Roger Carroll, Ben Melton, Joe
Dean Cobb, Burley Ellis and Jack Glllen.
McCormick Funeral Home conducted.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Aug 4, 1952
of James B. Sims and Louella (Herring) Sims
listed in cem but his death cert. shows Dresden - His parents are
buried in Dresden
Ellen (Rambo) Thomas
June 9, 1862 - Feb 12, 1934
FUNERAL SERVICES DRESDEN TUESDAY FOR DRANE WOMAN
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Rambo Thomas, aged 71 years, who died
at her home in the Drane community Monday morning, were held Tuesday
morning at 1o'clock from the Dresden church with burial in the
Dresden Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. F. O. Waddill,
pastor of the Dawson Methodist church. Mrs. Thomas had resided in
the Drane community for 40 years.
Surviving are six children, Mrs. J. C. Cheek, Corsicana; Mrs. E.H.
Poole, Corsicana; Mrs. Ray Ponder, Dawson; Mrs. Jack Russell,
Corsicana; Homer Thomas, Drane, John Thomas, Drane; and a number of
grandchildren and other relatives. The funeral was directed by the
Corley Funeral Home.
AGED DRANE WOMAN DIED THERE
MONDAY BURIAL ON TUESDAY
Mrs. Lucy Thomas, aged 71 years, wife of the late J. B. Thomas, died
at her home in the Drane community Monday morning. Funeral services
will be held at 11 o’clock Tuesday morning at the
Rev. F. D. Waddill will conduct the services.
Mrs. Thomas had been a resident of the Drane community 40 years and
was well known in that section.
Surviving are two sons, Homer and John Thomas, Drane; four
daughters, Mrs. J. C. Cheek, Mrs. Jack Russell, Mrs. Ed Pool, all of
Corsicana; Mrs. Ray Ponder, Dawson and a number of grandchildren and
Corley Funeral Home will have charge of the funeral.
Jun 15, 1889 - Aug 18, 1963
Tuesday Rites For Sam Curry
rites for Sam T. Curry, 74, long-time Navarro county and Corsicana
resident, who died shortly after arriving at the VA hospital in
Marlin Sunday were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.
Burial was in the Dresden
The services were conducted by Rev. E. A. Jordan and Rev. Roy H.
was formerly a constable for Precinct 5, Blooming Grove, Frost,
Barry, Purdon, and during World War II, was deputy sheriff here
under Sheriff C. O. (Cap) Curington. He was a veteran of
World War I.
Surviving are two sons, R. T. Curry, Corsicana, and Pete Curry,
Abilene; a sister, Mrs. Elsie Warren, Corsicana; five grandchildren,
Skipper, Candy, JoAnn, Linda and Dean Curry, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Bill Burton, Red Arnold, Roy Graham, Bill Currin,
C. O. Curington and E. W. (Pete) O'Daniel.
Nov 25, 1883 - June 19, 1963
Services For J. E. Gay
Funeral services for J. E. Gay, 79, who died of a heart attack
Wednesday, were held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.
rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Roberts, pastor of Westside Baptist
church, and Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of Memorial Baptist church.
Burial was in the Dresden
Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Fulton Allen,
Tempe, Ariz.; Mrs. Edward Butler and Mrs. Banks Lyons, both of
Corsicana; Mrs. Loyd Lewis and Mrs. Teener Moore, both of Dallas,
and Mrs. Billy Hoffman, Richmond; four sons, Kenneth Gay, Tempe,
Ariz.; James D. Gay, U. S. Navy Honolulu Hawaii; Tommy and Allen
Gay, both of Corsicana; 15 grandchildren, a number of
great-grandchilden and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Joe Hambrick, James E. Watson, Homer McNabb,
Marshall Massengale, Lowell Reed and Leone Reed.
Edna Myrtle (Reed) Curry
1, 1898 - Jul 10, 1943
EDNA CURRY DIED ON SATURDAY; RITES HELD SUNDAY
Edna Curry, aged 48 years, wife of Sam T. Curry, deputy sheriff,
1032 North Beaton street, died at the family residence Saturday
afternoon at 5 o'clock following a lingering illness. Funeral
services were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Dresden where
interment was made. The rites were conducted by Revs. George and T.
A. Vaughn, Baptist ministers.
native of Irene, Hill county, Mrs. Curry had resided in Navarro
county for about 30 years.
Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; three sons, I. N. Curry, U.
S. Army, last heard from Dec. 5, 1941, in the Philippines; Marion C.
and R. T. Curry, both U. S. Navy, stationed at Norfolk, Va., now en
route home; mother, Mrs. Joe Reed, Lubbock; three brothers, Jim,
Will and Jack Reed, all of Lubbock; and two sisters, Mrs. Sam
Pevehouse, Frost, and Mrs. Loberta McNabb, Cleburne.
Louisiana Oda "Odie" (Whitlock) Brown
5, 1878 - Apr 25, 1945
T. L. BROWN BE BURIED DRESDEN FRIDAY AFTERNOON
T. L. Brown, aged 66 years, formerly of Drane, died in a Fort Arthur
Funeral services are scheduled to be held from the Methodist church
at Dresden Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in the
Dresden Cemetery. The
rites will be conducted by Rev. O. S. Hellums.
Surviving are three sons, L. A. Brown, Sweeney; F. W. Brown, Drane,
and T. L. Brown, Waco: three daughters, Mrs. H. F. Huddle, Tyler;
Mrs. C. H. Lockey, Port Arthur, and Mrs. G. M. Wooley, Dallas, and
Pallbearers will be Marshall Tatum, N. Chambers, Dick Hale, Henry
Allison, Joe Baker and S.S. Baggett.
Corley Funeral Home is in charge.
Maurice Ricardo Rosen
4, 1921 - Jan 8, 1976
Services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel
for Maurice R. Rosen, 55, resident of Corsicana, who died last night
at Memorial Hospital. Rabbi Ernest Joseph will officiate, and burial
will be at Hebrew Cemetery.
was manager and part owner of Daiches Jewelers, and a veteran of
World War II.
Survivors include his wife, of Corsicana; two sons, Stan Rosen with
the Air Force in Germany and Bob Rosen of Dallas, and two sisters,
Mrs. Ervin Utay of Dallas and Mrs. Ester Horowitz of Columbus, Ohio.
George Dwayne Magee
May 18, 1917 - Feb 4, 2011
Dwayne Magee, 93, passed away Friday,
Feb. 4, 2011, at his residence in
He was born May 18, 1917, in Blooming
Grove to George and Effie Magee. Mr.
Magee was a 60 year member of the
Masonic Lodge #497 in Blooming Grove and
also a 60 year member of the Blooming
Grove Lions Club. He was a member of
First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.
He was a World War II veteran of the
was preceded in death by his wife, Jewel
Survivors include a daughter, Sherry
“Tunie” Tucker and husband Jack; four
grandchildren; and three great
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday,
Feb. 7, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at
Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
An online guest book is available at
selecting the George Dwayne Magee
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home,
Billy Gene Warren
abt 1937 - Feb 5, 2011
Billy Gene Warren, 74, passed away Saturday,
Feb. 5, 2011, at his residence in Athens.
He was preceded in death by parents, Bill and
Lilac Warren; brother, Garland Warren; and
grandson, Richard Plafcan.
Survivors include two sons, Tony Warren of
Granbury, and Todd Warren of Caddo, Okla.; two
daughters, Sherryl Colvin and Sharmon Warren,
both of Caddo, Okla.; step daughters and
husbands Dana and Jay Colvin, and Shauna and
Josh Duke, all of Kerens; stepdaughter and
husband, Jerrie and Ricky French of Dawson;
stepson, Harold Hollifield of Dawson; eight
grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie
and Joe Graves of Kerens.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7,
2011, at Paschal Funeral Home.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb.
8, 2011, at
Prairie Point Cemetery with Chaplain
Mike Ferguson officiating.
Family members and friends will serve as
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Leola Marie (Harper) Tinsley
Dec 9, 1921 - Jan 30, 2011
— Leola Marie Tinsley passed away Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, in
Corsicana, after suffering a serious stroke on Monday, Jan.
25, 2011. She was 89 and lived at home until the time of her
death. Services planned for Friday, Feb. 4 have been
postponed until 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home in Corsicana.
She was born Dec. 9, 1921, in Mayfield, to William James
Waters Harper and Fleta Jane Harper. Leola was a graduate of
Hillsboro High School. She married Leroy Tinsley, also of
Hillsboro, on Aug. 3, 1940, and moved to Corsicana in 1945.
They raised three sons, Richard Tinsley, Billy Tinsley, and
Tommy Tinsley. She was active in PTA and the Band Parents
Association. Leola loved her family, her friends, and First
Baptist Church of Corsicana, where she taught preschool
children for over thirty years. She worked with special
needs children in Corsicana ISD and served for 19 years as a
volunteer in the Corsicana Hospital.
Her husband, Leroy, passed away in 1976.
Survivors include her brother, Ralph Harper of Greenville;
sister, Mozelle Wooten of Hillsboro; sons, Richard Tinsley
of Houston, Bill Tinsley of Rockwall, and Tom Tinsley of
Hallsville; she is also survived by six grandchildren and
seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7,
2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev.
B.F. Risinger officiating. The Rev. Larry Tolbert and the
Rev. Danny Reeves will assist. Interment will be at
Haven Cemetery in Corsicana.
Pall Bearers include grandsons, Jonathan Tinsley, Chris
Tinsley, Collin Tinsley, Patrick Tinsley; grandson-in-law,
Noah Hutchison; and nephew, Milton Seldomridge Jr. Honorary
pallbearers are the Honorable Joe Michael Russell, Dr. Scott
Middleton, Joe Bob Tekell, Kenneth Clark, Jerry Caton, and
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
abt 1928 - Feb 5, 2011
Corsicana — Wiley Stroud, 83, of Fairfield,
passed away Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. Visitation
will be from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4,
2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral
services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5,
2011, at First Baptist Church of Fairfield.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Margaret Estine (Rodgers) Thompson
abt 1924 - Jan 27, 2011
Corsicana — Margaret Estine (Rodgers) Thompson,
87, of Hubbard, passed away Thursday, Jan. 27,
2011, at a Hillsboro hospital. Visitation will
be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011,
at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard before the
funeral services. Funeral services will be 2
p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Wade Funeral
Chapel in Hubbard, with the Rev. Ricky Woodall
officiating. Interment will follow at
Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Wade
Funeral Home, Hubbard.
Maggie Lee Ingram
d. Feb 2, 2011
— Maggie Lee Ingram, formerly of
Blooming Grove passed away Wednesday,
Feb. 2, 2011, in Garland. Visitation
will be from noon to 7 p.m. on Friday,
Feb. 4, 2011, M.R. Smith Parlor for
Funerals. Funeral services will be at 1
p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Olive
Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Audry
Hart officiating. Arrangements by M.R.
Smith Parlor for Funerals, Corsicana.
Larry Donell “Brite Lite” Watson
abt 1953 - Feb 4, 2011
Corsicana — Larry Donell “Brite Lite” Watson,
58, passed away. There will be a Wake from 7:30
to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Ross and
Johnson Funeral Home, 1100 G.W. Jackson Ave., in
Corsicana. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on
Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Greater Love Outreach
Fellowship Church, 700 E. Park Ave., Corsicana. Arrangements by
Golden Gate Funeral Home.
Travis Miles Coe,
Apr 28, 1937 - Feb 2, 2011
Miles Coe, 73, loving husband, father, grandfather with a
great sense of humor, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011,
He was born on April 28, 1937, in Corsicana to Basil Coe and
Dell Fullwood Coe. Travis served in the U.S. Navy in the
late 1950s and was the owner of Miles Furniture in Corsicana
from 1979 to 2004.
Survivors include his wife, Jeannie Coe of Corsicana;
children, Travis Miles Coe Jr. and wife Terry of Round Rock,
and Sandra Crum of Corsicana; grand children Carissa Crum of
Corsicana, Amanda Martin of Round Rock, and Paul Martin and
wife Catherine of North Richland Hills; three great
grandchildren, Megan, Makaila, and Paulie; sister-in-law and
brother-in-law, Georgann Moore and Karl Moore of Redding,
Calif.; he is also survived by special cousin, Ken Harris
and wife Jean of Fort Worth, and the employees of Miles
Travis will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services with military honors will be held at 3
p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at
Oakwood Cemetery in
Corsicana, with Les Ledger and Bill Price officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Navarro County
Food Pantry, 122 W. First Ave., Corsicana, or to the Humane
Society of Navarro County, P.O. Box 1734, Corsicana, Texas
75151, or to the American Cancer Society - Navarro Unit, 200
N 13th St., Suite 102, Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Ralph Waltman Stell Jr.
Sep 23, 1922 - Jan 29, 2011
Corsicana — Ret. US Navy
Cmdr. Ralph W. Stell Jr., 88, of Kensington, Md.
formerly of Corsicana, passed away on Saturday,
Jan. 29, 2011. Services and interment are
pending with Pumphrey Funeral Home. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be in his
honor to Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church,
10123 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD 20895,
or U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, 25 Maryland
Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401.
US Navy Cmdr. Ralph W. Stell Jr., 88, of Kensington, Md.,
formerly of Corsicana, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 29,
He was born in Corsicana, on Sept. 23, 1922. After
graduation from high school in 1940, he attended Texas A&M
University for one year before receiving an appointment to
the U.S. Naval Academy class of 1945. After graduation in
1944 he was assigned to the U.S.S. Boise (CL-47) and served
as Turret Officer. While aboard, the ship participated in
the battle of Lingayen Gulf. Later the ship embarked General
MacArthur and staff for a tour of the Philippine Islands.
Ralph's next assignment was primary flight training at the
Naval Air Station (NAS) in Dallas. He received his wings at
Pensacola in February of 1947, and was assigned to carrier
squadron “Bombing Three” based in Rhode Island and was later
aboard the U.S.S. Kearsarge for a Mediterranean cruise. Duty
on basic training staff and instrument instructor at
Pensacola followed. At the outbreak of the Korean War he and
Bob Wood flew a Beechcraft loaded with communications
personnel from Pensacola to San Francisco to augment the
Pacific Theater staffs. Ralph's next assignment was as Flag
Lieutenant to COMFAIR Japan at NAS Atsugi. Upon completion
of this duty, he joined Squadron 193 at NAS Moffitt Field,
Calif. to train for deployment to West PAC on U.S.S.
Oriskany. Al Shepard and Bill Lawrence were squadron mates.
Upon return Ralph married Katharine Parker and reported for
duty at the Naval Weapons Center in China Lake, Calif. Naval
War College, Naval Staff London, and Comm Naval Air Staff
After retiring in March of 1965, he worked for Vitro Corp.
and Special Warfare Laboratory (organized by USNA classmate
Bob Eidson). During his final retirement he was a volunteer
for 23 years in the Archives Division of the National Air
and Space Museum in Washington D.C. Ralph was a member of
Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church of Kensington, Md., for
44 years, where he sang in the choir and served terms as
deacon and elder
Survivors include his beloved wife, Kathy; son, Ralph
Benjamin Stell and fiancée Julie Stanek; daughters,
Elizabeth Stell and husband Bill Matthiesen, and
granddaughters Marianna and Rebecca Stell, and Laura Stell
and her partner Russell Greco.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on March 13, 2011,
in Kinsington, Md. at Pumphrey Funeral Home. Interment will
be at the United States Naval Academy Cemetery, in
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be in his
honor to Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church, 10123
Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD 20895, or U.S. Naval
Academy Foundation, 25 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401.
Arrangements by Pumphrey Funeral Home.
Rufus “BobbyFae” “Bob” “Dubee” Martin
Mar 28, 1944 - Jan 28, 2011
“BobbyFae” “Bob” “Dubee” Martin, 66, resident of Cedar
Creek, passed away Jan. 28, 2011, at his residence.
Rufus was born March 28, 1944 in Kerens. He later moved to
Ft. Worth, attended school, and graduated in 1963 from IM
Terrell High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in
1963, and served honorably for more than 20 years, receiving
a number of medals and awards. Upon retiring, Rufus was
employed by the IRS in Austin, where he retired in 2007
after 24 years. Rufus loved his family, fishing, and his
Survivors include his wife of more than 15 years, Rebecca
Martin of Cedar Creek; children, Roger Williams of
Corsicana, Anthony “Tony” Martin, and Danielle and Rosalind
Martin all of California; step children, Bernard Blake Sr.,
of Bastrop, Sharon R. Kinlaw of Houston, and Henry Bowers of
Austin; twenty grandchildren; father, Harold Andrews and
wife Mary; five brothers, Harold Andrews Jr., of Corsicana,
and Roy Van, Jerry, C.L. and Morris Martin all of Fort
Worth; five sisters, Rosalind Carter of Alexandria, La., and
Pansy Marsh, Ora Fae Musgrove, Doris Butler, and Margarie
Carter all of Fort Worth; two sisters-in-law, Cornelia
Blackshear of Columbus, Ga., and Elizabeth Toomer of
Bluffton, S.C. ; one brother-in-law, Isaac Blake of Atlanta,
Ga.; aunts, Grace Jordan and husband Richard, Martha Johnson
and husband Lynnis, Zorine Martin of Kerens, and Eula Wilson
of Corsicana; he is also survived by a host of nieces,
nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5,
2011, at New Bethel Baptist Church in Kerens, with Pastor
A.C. Faulk officiating. Interment will be at 10:30 a.m.
Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Dallas-Fort Worth National
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.
Apr 29, 1916 - Jan 31, 2011
Mrs. Lucile Katherine Nugent, 94, passed away Monday, Jan. 31,
2011, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana.
She was born April 29, 1916, in Dew, to Thomas Clarence and Annie
Woodall. Mrs. Nugent was a 35 year resident of Port Aransas prior to
moving to Corsicana about eight years ago and was raised in
Chatfield. After moving to Corsicana she attended Northside Baptist
Survivors include her brother, Haral T. Woodall and wife Nell of
Forney; she is also survived by several nieces and cousins.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Corley
Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Internment will
follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana
Jan 21, 1947 - Jan 28, 2011
Mr. Ray Lynn Goodman, 64, of Corsicana passed away on Friday,
January 28, 2011 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. He was
born on January 21, 1947 to Jackie & Bob Goodman of Waco.
Ray, an avid fisherman and hunter, began his career in education in
1970 at Corsicana High School as a science teacher and PE coach. In
1980, he then became a nature study teacher at Drane and an
assistant principal at CHS before accepting a position in the
Mildred I.S.D. in 1984. During his tenure in Mildred he saw numerous
district and state athletic championships, superior academic
excellence and was instrumental in planning and improving the MISD
facilities. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana, as
well as school and civic organizations.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Jerry
He is survived by his wife of 41 years; Sharon Stubbs Goodman,
sister-in-law; Betty Stubbs of Mexia, nieces; Cindy Neal and husband
Trip of Fairfield, Jami Jones of Mexia, nephew; Greg Stubbs and wife
Jennifer of Mexia, great nieces; Erin, Caitlin and Bailey, and a
great nephew; Regan.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 30, 2011
at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on
Monday, January 31, 2011 at First Baptist Church with the Rev. B. F.
Risinger, Jr. and the Rev. Danny Reeves officiating. Interment will
follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Trip Neal, Greg Stubbs, Regan Stubbs, Steve
Phillips, B. J. Coker, and Darrell Myers.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist
Church, Corsicana Food Pantry, or a charity of your choice.
Mable (Fox) Blake
May 2, 1891 - Sep 13, 1909
Edith Allen "Allie"
Jun 9, 1886 - Nov 1, 1909
Rush Creek News.
Dear Editor and Chats: After so long a time I will try to give you a
few dots from this part of the county. Health is better at this time
than it has been for quite a while. Mr. Henry farmer has typhoid
fever, but is improving slowly. We have had several cases of fever
in and around Dresden, but only two deaths, Mrs. Mabel Blake (nee
Fox) and Mrs. Allie Tillman (nee Houston). They were both young
women, just in the prime of life, but God in his wisdom called them
home. Mrs. Blake left a young husband and other relatives, and Mrs.
Tillman left a husband and a wee little daughter, just three months
old and a mother and two sisters. Buttercup extends her sympathy to
the bereaved ones. I was not acquainted with Mrs. Blake, but knew
her father and her by reputation as a nice good woman, and Mrs.
Tillman was one of my dearest friends, for to know her was to love
her and I will never forget the sweet expression of her face as I
stood by her bedside with other friends on the night before she
died, when she smilingly looked up to me and said, "Did you hear
that call, that sweet, sweet call?" and I said, no, and she said,
"And you did not hear it?" and I again answered no ,and then she
said, "May I answer that sweet call?" and I said, yes, and she
smiled again and soon fell asleep. She then lingered until about 2
o'clock the next day, when she quietly passed away, surrounded by
her sorrowing relatives and friends. She was just recovering from
typhoid fever when that dread disease, pneumonia, claimed her as its
victim. The bodies of both ladies were laid to rest in the beautiful
cemetery at Dresden.
Mar 21, 1863 - May 27, 1947
Miss Tommie Lacy, aged 84 years, retired
teacher and principal died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday night
at 9 o'clock where she had been a patient since last September 26.
Funeral services are slated Thursday
morning at 10 o'clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel with
interment in Oakwood
Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev.
Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which
Miss Lacy was a long-time member.
Miss Lacy, a native of Mississippi,
taught about 50 years. She began her career in Mississippi and the
following year came to Texas, teaching one year in McKinney and two
years in Frost before becoming connected with the Corsicana public
schools in 1896, where she taught until her retirement at the end of
the 1941 term.
The veteran educator was librarian at the
Junior high school several years prior to her retirement and had
been principal at The David Crockett and Wm. B. Travis schools for
Surviving are a sister, Mrs Cora Neblett,
Waco; a brother Glenn Lacy, Clarksville; Miss; Mrs C. S.(Emma)
Stroud, Corsicana; Mrs Dubart (Cora)Miller, Corsicana; Mrs Fannie
Hilliard, Hobbs, N. M., Mrs George
(Bessie) Lord, New York, nieces; Dr T. O
Wills, Corsicana and Roger Neblett, Waco, nephews.
Pall breares will be Dr. Wills, C. S.
Stroud, Dr Clyde Stroud, Dr Dubart Miller, Roger Neblett, Halsey
Settle, W. P. Mc Cammon and W. H. Norwood.
Honorary pallbearers will be friends of
May 28 1947
MISS TOMMIE LACY FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY MORNING
Funeral services for Miss Tommie Lacy, retired school executive, who
died Tuesday evening at the P. and S. Hospital following an extended
illness, were held Thursday morning from the McCammon Funeral
Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood
cemetery. The rites were conducted by
Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church, of
which Miss Lacy had been a long-time member.
A native of Mississippi, Miss Lacy taught one year in that state
before coming to Texas, where she taught one year in McKinney and
two terms in Frost before joining the Corsicana school faculty in
1896. She retired in 1941 after serving several years as librarian
at the junior high school following extended tenures as the
principal of the David Crockett and Wm. B. Travis schools.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Cora Neblett, Waco; a brother, Glenn
Lacy, Clarksville, Miss.; Mrs. C. S. Stroud and Mrs. Dubart Miller,
both of Corsicana, Mrs. Fannie Hilliard, Hobbs, N. M., and Mrs.
George Lord, New York City, nieces; Dr. T. O. Wills, Corsicana and
Roger Neblett, Waco, nephews.
Pallbearers were Dr. Wills, C. S. Stroud, Dr. Clyde Stroud, Dr.
Dubart Miller, Mr. Neblett, Halsey Settle, W. P. McCammon and W. H.
Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.
Velma Mae (Harris) Leggett
Jun 17, 1934 - Jan 29, 2011
Velma Mae Leggett, age 76, went home to her Lord and
Savior on Saturday, January 29th, 2011 at her residence
in Blooming Grove. Her family was by her side.
She was born to Vivian Harris and Edith Bledsoe Harris
on June 17, 1934 in Roda, Virginia.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Vivian and
Edith Harris, her brother and sister-in-law; Robert and
Erma Harris and her sister; Gertrude Summers of Lynch,
She is survived by her husband, Bro. William Dale
Leggett of Blooming Grove; daughter and son-in-law, Amy
and Patrick Carre of Beaumont; grandchildren, Sean and
Alissa Carre also of Beaumont; sisters Mary and husband,
Paul Carey of Houston, Sylvia DePriest of Duncanville,
and Violet and husband, Bill LeGrand of Hewett;
step-son and wife, Fred and Suzanne Leggett of
Okalahoma City, Oklahoma; step-daughter and husband,
Debbie and Skeeter Graves of Port Neches; step-daughter
and son-in-law Cherrie and Larry Kilby of Frisco;
step-grandchildren, Jace Leggett, Chelsea Graves, Rachel
Lyons, and Jessica Gaspard. Mrs. Leggett is also
survived by three step-great-grandchildren, Reagan,
Xephyn and Darren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Leggett was a member of Kerens Missionary Baptist
Church and a member of the Tea Ladies. She loved the
Lord and is now in His midst. She was a very loving and
caring woman. Everyone who knew her felt her sweet,
sweet spirit when she was present. Her family and
friends were everything to her.
Services for Mrs. Leggett will be held on Tuesday,
February 1, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church
of Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.
Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2011
at Longcreek Cemetery in Sunnyvale. Pallbearers will be
Patrick Carre, Sean Carre, Carl Summers, Tony Carey,
Bill LeGrand, and Rocky Long. Honorary pallbearers will
be Joey Carey, Troy Staggs, Zachary Staggs, Erin Staggs,
and Noah LeGrand.
Visitation will be Monday, January 31, 2011 from 5 to 7
p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
The family wishes to give special thanks to the
wonderful caregivers from Cedar Lake Hospice.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kerens Missionary
Baptist Church, American Cancer Fund and the American