Mar 14, 1886 - Aug 9, 1966
Funeral services for Mrs. J.W. (Vera) Russell, 80, of Barry, who died Tuesday morning
in the Navarro Clinic, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the
Corley Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. David Hale, pastor of the Roane Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Thad Son, pastor of
the Frost Methodist church. Burial was in the
Grange Hall cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, J. D. Russell, Houston, and A. M. Russell, Barry; a
sister, Mrs. Minnie Richards, Corsicana; five granddaughters, Mmes. Elzie Brown, Barry; Louise Drain, Powell; Gracie Mae Guidry,
Houston; Edna Earl Gray, Roane, and Billie Joe Ragsdale, Fort Worth; a grandson, John W. Russell, Corsicana; 15 great-grandchildren, 10
great-great-grandchiidren and other relatives.
Grandsons were pallbearers.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Aug 10, 1966
w/o John William Russell; d/o William James Collins and Sarah Frances Isadore "Dora" (Ashmore) Collins
Jan 25, 1870 - May 19, 1932
FUNERAL SERVICES PIONEER BLOOMING GROVE
May 20.— (Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Seth Williams, age 62,
pioneer resident of this city who died suddenly at her home about 4
o'clock Thursday afternoon were held from the First Methodist church
here Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, and were conducted by Rev. P. L.
Shuler, pastor. Burial was in
Grange Hall cemetery.
was born in Allen county, Kentucky and came to Texas in 1881. She
has lived in this community since that time. She was active in
church and civic affairs and was well known in this section of the
her husband, a daughter, Mrs. T. T. Saunders, a granddaughter, Miss
Helen McClanahan, all of Blooming Grove; two brothers, M. D. L.
Bunch, Corsicana; John S. Bunch, Humble; five sisters, Mrs. Belle
Watson, Corsicana; Mrs. Wallace Donaho, Corsicana; Mrs. Nettie
Ridgeway, Trinidad; Mrs. Myrtle Owen, Emhouse, and Mrs. Lou Wilburn,
Funeral Service had charge of the funeral arrangements.
MRS. SETH WILLIAMS PASSED AWAY THURSDAY
Mrs. Seth B. Williams died suddenly Thursday afternoon of last week.
She had been in bad health for several months, but her condition was
not thought to be serious. She was feeling so well that day that she
talked to different parties over the telephone and at the time of
her death her daughter, Mrs. J. I. Saunders, was in Corsicana on a
hurried business errand.
The funeral services were held at the Methodist church Friday
afternoon, Rev. P. L. Shuler, pastor, the principal speaker. Burial
took place in Grange Hall cemetery near Cryer Creek. The services at
the church were largely attended, the floral display was unusually
large and long procession followed the hearse to the cemetery.
Mrs. Williams was Miss Elizabeth Bunch before marriage, and was born
near Bowling Green, Allen County, Ky The family moved to Texas when
Elizabeth was a little girl, stopping first near Dallas; then they
came to Navarro county and settled in the Cryer Creek community.
Later on the Bunch family moved to Corsicana. She was married to
Seth B. Williams and they have lived in Blooming Grove about 20
years. She is survived by her husband, one child, Mrs. J. I.
Saunders, and the following sisters and brothers; M.D.L. Bunch,
Corsicana; John Bunch, Huble; Mrs.
Bell Watson, Corsicana; Mrs. Wallace Donaho, Corsicana; Mrs. Nettie
Ridgeway, Trinidad; Mrs. Myrtle Owen, Emhouse; Mrs. Lou Wilburn,
Mrs. Williams was a member of the Methodist church. Was 62 years
She was a true and devoted wife, sympathetic mother, patient and
sacrificial in the home. She was a favorite among her neighbors
because she loved her neighbors as she did herself. Fact is, she
loved mankind, willing at all times to render in her humble way any
service in her power to alleviate pain and add to the comfort of
less fortunate. She was true to her church, active as a member, gave
freely of her time to all the activities of the church and attended
the preaching services regularly until her health gave down.
Mrs. Williams will be greatly missed in that part of town by her
neighbors, for there was no phase of community life except that she
felt an interest and took an active part.
Nancy Ann "Nannie"
Nov 14, 1842 - Jun 26, 1927
Aged Woman Died At Blooming Grove
Texas, July 2. Mrs. Nancy A. McGraw, aged 85 years, died at her home
here Sunday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock following an illness of
services were held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon at 3
o'clock and interment was made in the
Grange Hall cemetery. The
services were conducted by Rev. B. R. Wagner.
Mrs. McGraw had
resided in Blooming Grove for 33 years.
1869 - Nov 16, 1938
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR MRS.
Nov. 18.—Funeral services for Mrs. Jane Freeman, aged 69 years, who
died Wednesday morning, were held from the First Baptist church
Thursday afternoon with interment in the
Grange Hall cemetery.
Surviving are a
daughter, Mrs. J. W. Duncan, Blooming Grove; four sons, Henry Born,
Blooming Grove; Charley Born, Corsicana; Tom Freeman, Corsicana, and
Clarence Freeman, South Texas and several grandchildren.
Sept 22, 1897 -
Feb 20, 1956
Thomas Freeman Burial Tuesday
for Thomas A. Freeman, 58, who died in Memorial Hospital Monday
morning, were held from the Griffin Chapel Tuesday at 2 p. m. Burial
was in the Grange Hall cemetery near Cryer Creek.
The rites were
conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist
his wife of Corsicana; seven sons, Thomas Lee Freeman, Borger;
Howard, Joe, Richard Wayne, Bobby Gene, Jake Thomas, Cormett and
Mack Freeman, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Florence May,
Corsicana; four grandchildren; a brother, Clarence Freeman, Dallas;
two half-brothers, Henry Born, Blooming Grove, and William Born, San
Bonito, Calif. ; a sister, Mrs. Annie Duncan, Waxahachie.
B. T. Boulware, J. E. Reed, Billy Watkins, Jimmy Watkins, Roy French
and J. W. French.
Jan 8, 1896 -
Jun 5, 1964
C. B. Rutherford Found Dead At Home
Rutherford, 68, rancher-farmer, Route 1, Barry, former professional
boxer, was found dead at his home Saturday afternoon by a neighbor.
justice of the peace, and Deputy Sheriff Harold Pitts, conducted an
investigation and Judge French returned a coroner's verdict of
"natural causes." The body was found in bed and apparently
Rutherford had been dead for at least a week. He lived alone.
Funeral services were held
Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the McCormick Funeral Chapel in Blooming
Grove with burial in the Grange Hall cemetery. The rites were
conducted by Rev.
Stephen Massie, pastor of the First Christian church here.
Rutherford was a
pharmacist's mate, first class, with the U.S. Marines in
I, serving four years. He was an outstanding boxer in the service and later traveled with a circus as professional boxer.
two brothers Travy H. Rutherford, Dallas, and Urna Rutherford, Fort
Worth; two sisters, Mrs. M. C. Spurlock, Sherman, and Miss Lila
Rutherford, public school nurse, Corsicana, and several nieces,
nephews and other relatives.
June 6, 1896 -
April 11, 1961
Tobe J. Parker Rites Friday
April 13--(Spl-Tobe J. Parker, 74, died of a heart attack at his
home in Roscoe, Texas, Tuesday night.
will be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Cryer Creek Baptist church
with burial in the Grange Hall cemetery.
in the Cryer Creek community prior to moving to Roscoe about 20
years ago. He was connected with a trucking firm.
The body will
arrive here late Thursday and will lie in state at the McCormick
Funeral Service chapel until the funeral hour Friday.
Surviving are a
son, Tollie Parker, Roscoe; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Jewell Betts,
New York City, and Mrs. Riddie Burton, Kilgore; several
Oscar, Leo and Bob Parker, all of Birmingham, Ala, and Willie
Parker, Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Delia Spurgeon,
Birmingham, Ala.; Mrs. Hassie Watson and Mrs. Kate Jones, both of Joppa,
Ala., and other relatives.
Daily Sun - Thursday, Apr 13, 1961
Leona (Gantt) Parker & Tenine Lubell (Duncan)
Parker; s/o James Parker and Mollie (Beckham) Parker (info from
June 19, 1892 -
Nov 23, 1976
Services will be
10 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Bessie M.
Smith, 84, of Corsicana who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. Rev.
David Hale will officiate. Burial will be in
She was a native
of Huntsville, Alabama and had lived in Corsicana for 8 years. She
was a former employee of the Textile Company in Waxahachie.
She is survived
by three daughters, Mrs. E.E. Breedlove of Corsicana; Mrs. T.V. Mraz
of Ennis; and Mrs. J.H. Mathews of Dallas. She has 10 grandchildren
and 13 great-grandchildren along with five
great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Falkenbery of
Hartsville, Ala. Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Feb 2, 1885 -
Dec 21, 1964
J. H. Smith Dies
J. H. Smith, 79,
retired textile overseer, died in the Ennis hospital Monday.
were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corey Chapel. Burial was in the
Younger Cemetery at Purdon.
The rites were
conducted by Bob Roberts, pastor of the Westside Baptist church.
Prior to moving
to Ennis three weeks ago, Smith had resided at Waxahachie 18 years.
his wife of Ennis; three daughters, Mrs. E. E. Breedlove, Corsicana;
Mrs. T.V. Mraz, Ennis, and Mrs. J. H. Matthews, Dallas; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, four brothers, C. G. Smith, Tyrone,
Ga.; Albert Smith, Rome, Ga.; Homer and C. R. Smith, both of Boaz,
Ala.; four sisters,
Mrs. R. H. Powell, Shannon, Ga.; Mrs. Edith Smith and Mrs. Violet
Bowern, both of Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Irene Thompson, Virginia, and
Daily Sun - Tuesday, Dec 22, 1964
h/o Bessie Mae (Gunn) Smith; s/o
Marion Francis Smith & Molita Katherine (Owen) Smith
Minnie Emma (Tadlock)
Feb 13, 1904 - Aug 15, 1976
Services will be
held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Griffin Funeral Chapel For Mrs.
Minnie Farmer, 72, a resident of Corsicana who died Sunday in
Memorial Hospital. Ministers will be the Revs. Gene Gardner and
James Lockerd and burial will be in
She is survived
by one stepson, Harvey Farmer, Arlington; three step daughters, Mrs.
C. C. Carroll, Corsicana, Mrs. Fred Fenner, Corpus Christi, Mrs.
Lonnie Mclntosh, Lancaster; five sisters, Mrs. Fannie Michaels and
Mrs. Edna French, both of Purdon, Mrs. Gladice Mears, Dawson, Mrs.
Mary Ivie, and
Mrs. Johnnie Raye Lee, both of Corsicana.
be Bonner Curtis French, Stanley Honza, W. L. French, James Rheuven
Ivie, Ronnie Chasteen, Donnie Chasteen, W. P. Chasteen,
Luther Grant Ivie.
July 21, 1872 -
Feb 17, 1929
PURDON, Jan. 24
-Spl- W.A. Morgan died suddenly of heart failure at an early hour on
the morning of Jan. 17. The remains were laid to rest in
Esther Ida (Kaneaster/Kanister) Bolin
Feb 6, 1865 - Nov 26, 1945
MRS. ESTHER BOLIN FUNERAL SERVICES
for Mrs. Esther Bolin, aged 80 years, who died in Dallas Monday
morning, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock. Burial was in the
Campbell cemetery near Drane.
The rites were
conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley of Coolidge and Rev. M. B. Howell
of Kerens, both formerly pastors of Corsicana Methodist churches.
resided at Barry and Corsicana for many years prior to moving to
Dallas a year ago.
three sons, Marvin Bolin, whose present address is unknown; J. H.
and Thomas Bolin, both of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. J. B. Woodruff,
Dallas; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and other
County Judge L. L. Powell, J. W. Powell, J.W. Varnell, Jack Megarity,
G. C. Kent, G. H. Ferrell, Jim Sutton, J. H. McDonald and Bert Mitchell.
Earl Grimmett, Sr.
Oct 23, 1902 - Feb 22, 1973
were at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel in
Corsicana for Roy E. Grimmett, 70, of Barry, who died Thursday
morning at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Frank Williams and Rev. Mark
Childress officiated, and burial was at
Cryer Creek Cemetery in
include his widow, five sons, three sisters, a brother, and 17
R. L. Grimmett
BARRY—Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley
Funeral Home Chapel for Roy E. Grimmett, 70, of Barry, who died
Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Frank Williams and Rev.
Mark Childress will officiate, and burial will be at
Cryer Creek Cemetery
in Navarro county.
Survivors include his widow; five sons including Louis P. Grimmett
of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Ragan of Corsicana, Mrs. Ike
Lewis and Mrs. Lora Hobbs, both of Fort Worth; a brother, and 17
Pallbearers will include Tommy Stewart, Lowell Reed, Leone Reed,
Buel Robison, Henry Nicholson, and James E. Watson.
R. E. Grimmett
BARRY—Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana for
Roy E. Grimmett, 70, of Barry, who died Thursday morning at Memorial
Hospital. Burial will be at
Cryer Creek Cemetery
in Navarro County.
He was a retired mechanic.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Jewell Grimmett of Barry; five
sons, Robert E. Grimmett of Austin, Lewis P. Grimmett of Corsicana,
Jerry Grimmett of Corsicana, Clyde Grimmett of Akron, Ohio and
Nelson Grimmett of Euless; a brother, Jim Grimmett of Barry; and a
sister, Mrs. Annie Ragan of Corsicana.
Mar 10, 1919 - Mar 31, 1974
BARRY — Funeral
services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Barry Baptist Church for
Miss Willie Fern Woodruff, 53, who died Sunday in Terrell. Rev. Ken
Branam, pastor, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Sidney Woodruff.
Burial will be at Cryer Creek Cemetery. Arrangements are with
Bradley Funeral Home in
include a brother, Thurbet Woodruff of Houston; and a number of
1855 - July 10,
Mrs. Sarah A. Yates Funeral Services
Mrs. Sarah A.
Yates, aged 92 years, died at Richland Thursday evening.
will be held from the Methodist church at Richland Saturday morning
at 10 o'clock with interment in the
White cemetery at Mt. Nebo. The
rites will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Langaton, Baptist minister of
Wortham, and Rev. L. B. Fowler, pastor of the Richland Baptist
Mrs. Yates had
been a member of the Baptist church since 18 years of age and at the
time of her death was a member of the Mt. Nebo Baptist congregation.
A native of
Mississippi, Mrs. Yates had resided in the southern section of
Navarro county a half century.
two sons, J. T. Yates, Clove, Ark., and J. W. Robertson, Houston;
four daughters, Mrs. C. E. Livingston, Wortham; Mrs. F. C. Reabold,
Shalimar, Fla.; Mrs. J. A. Thompson, Houston, and Mrs. M. M. Frost,
Richland; and a large number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren
and other relatives.
Home will direct.
Daily Sun - Friday, July 11, 1947
w/o Noah Barber Yates - d/o Norvell
Rowe Robertson and Sarah Ann (Bullock) Robertson
Mark Austin Gray
June 28, 1898 - Jan 8, 1942
MARK GRAY DIED AT KERENS HOME FRIDAY
KERENS, Jan. 9.—
(Spl)- Mark Gray, age 43 years, died at his home here Friday morning
following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held from
the home Saturday morning at 10 o'clock and will be conducted by
Rev. A. E. Harrison, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will
be in the Kerens cemetery.
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Gray, Kerens; a brother, Aalon Gray,
Kerens, and other relatives.
Daily Sun - Friday, Jan 9, 1942
s/o William Mitchell Gray and Annie (Brister)
Gray - Tex-Seaman 2 Cl 1 US N. R. F.
Jennie B. Norred
May 25, 1887 - Feb 7, 1919
Remains Interred at Kerens
The remains of
Miss Jennie Norred, who was reared at Kerens and who died in a
sanitarium in Dallas yesterday, reached here last night enroute to
Kerens for interment. The Dallas News today has the following
concerning the deceased: She was a graduate nurse and had lived In
Dallas about a year. The body will be taken to Kerens, Texas, her
former home and funeral services will be held in the Kerens
Methodist church, of which she was a member. She was also a member
of Kerens Grove Woodmen Circle.
She is survived
by her mother, Mrs. W. T. Norred of Dallas, and the following
sisters and brother: Mrs. H. W. McDowell, Dallas; Mrs. C. J. White,
Waco; Mrs. A.K Horn, Streetman, Texas; Mrs. M.P. Ervin, Shelbyvllle,
Texas; Mrs. B.F. Nicholson, Houston, Mrs. J. Davis Howe Texas; Mrs.
Clyde Wilson, Thrall, Texas; B. L. Norred, Dallas:, and Lee A.
Norred and Joe A. Norred with the American Army in France.
Luther A. Westbrook
May 9, 1889 -
Oct 19, 1976
Graveside services for Luther Westbrook, 87, of Kerens who died
Tuesday at Memorial Hospital will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in
Cemetery. Paschal Funeral Home will be in charge of services.
A member of the
Presbyterian Church, he was employed at the First State Bank in
Kerens for 52 years before his retirement.
include two sons, Luther Joe Westbrook of Bryan and Jack Westbrook
of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Robert C. Smith of Fort Worth; six
grandchildren; and a brother, Clyde Westbrook of Ennls.
Mar 6, 1871 -
Jun 11, 1964
Rites Saturday For Mrs. Bayless
for Mrs. Viola Agnes Bayless, 93, of Corsicana, who died in a Big
Sandy rest home Thursday, were held at Lindale Saturday at 10 a.m.
burial was in the Kerens
Cemetery Saturday at 1 p.m.
three daughters, Mrs. C. E. Poss, Mabank; Mrs. E. H. Black, Athens,
and Mrs. George Barnett, Kilgore; a son, Cleoma Bayless, Swan; 11
grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Nov 23, 1884 -
Died Mar 8, 1949
Mrs. Maggie Ivey Funeral Services Held
9—(Spl—Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Ivey who died at her family
home here Tuesday afternoon after a long illness, were held at 4 p.
m. Wednesday at the Frist Presbyterian Church.
The rites were
conducted by Rev. Billle Everhart of Athens, and Rev. Carroll
Thompson, of the Kerens First Methodist Church. Burial was in
Kerens with the Stockton Funeral home in charge.
Mrs. Ivey had
lived in Kerens all her life. She is survived by her husband, E. V.
Ivey, whom she married in 1907; a son, E. V. Ivey, Jr., of Kerens;
two daughters, Mrs. Tillman Reed, Kerens and Mrs. Drew McClung of
Douglas, Wyo.; her father, H. J. Harvin, Corsicana; two sisters,
Mrs. E. R. Martin, Fort Worth, and Mrs. H.C. Archer, Fort Stockton;
a brother, George H. Harvin, Corsicana.
Daily Sun - Wednesday, Mar 9, 1949
Her parents are Herman J. Harvin & Ida Margarett (Carroll) Harvin according to her D.C.
Allie Rhey (Rowe)
Aug 15, 1901 -
Oct 20, 1963
Mrs. C. I. Coates Dies Sunday, Rites
KERENS, Oct. 21
(Spl)—Mrs. C. I. Coates, 62, died in Scott and White Hospital in
Temple Sunday following an extended illness.
will be held from the Kerens Presbyterian church Tuesday at 3 p.m.
with burial in the Kerens cemetery.
Houston, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rowe, she had
resided in Kerens since only a few months old.
her husband of Kerens; a son, Cliff Coates, Jr. Corpus Christi ; a
daughter, Mrs. Billie Bob Tekell, Kerens, and three grandchildren.
Inmon will direct.
Daily Sun - Monday, Oct 21, 1963
w/o Clyff Ingram Coates, Sr. - d/o Sam
Rowe and Maggie (Anderson) Rowe - In the cemetery book, her husband
is listed as Clyff I. Coates and it is on the birth and christening
records for their son.
July 25, 1844 - Aug 2, 1924
A Confederate Veteran Passes
A. J. Wright, a
Confederate veteran who was 80 years of age, and, who lived at
Powell for many years, died at Willow, Okla., August 1, while on a
visit there to his son, L. L. Wright and his remains were interred
near Kerens Sunday afternoon. The deceased was a highly esteemed
citizen, and his funeral was
largely attended. His son at whose home he died, accompanied the
remains to Kerens.
Elbert Rector "Ebb" Wright
Apr 15, 1878 -
Dec 18, 1969
Ebb Wright Dies in Athens
Wright, 91, retired farmer and Athens resident since 1957, died
Thursday in an Athens hospital. He had resided at Powell from 1905
until moving to Athens, and was a native of Cleburne. He was a
will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Paschal Funeral Chapel with
burial in the Kerens City Cemetery.
He is survived
by three daughters, Mrs. Iva Farmer and Mrs. J. N. Eaton, both of
Athens, and Mrs. Ruby Howell of Dallas; four grandchildren and nine
great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Luther and Webb Wright.
James Rice Moore
Nov 16, 1899 -
Feb 12, 1971
were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. for James R. Moore, 71, retired
painter, at the Griffin Funeral Chapel. The Rev. James T. Davis and
Rev. Hoyt Hefner officiated. Burial was in the
resident, he died early Friday in Memorial Hospital.
his widow, one son, one grandchild, four brothers and several nieces
Moore Rites Set Saturday
James R. Moore, 71, retired painter and resident of Corsicana for 16
years, died early Friday in Memorial Hospital. A native of Oklahoma,
he resided at 2414 W. 14th Ave., and was a member of the Fundamental
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Griffin
Funeral Chapel. The Rev. James T. Davis and the Rev. Hoyt Hefner
will officiate. Burial will be in the
He is survived by his widow, Sadie; one son, Billy Dean Moore,
Dallas; one granddaughter; four brothers, Jack Moore, Ennis; Sam
Moore, Fort Worth; John Moore, Waxahachie, and Lee Moore, Sherman;
and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be A. B. Moore, Wayne Moore, C. J. Moore Jr.,
Johnny Moore, Freddy Nutt, and Lon Moore.
Nov 12, 1878 - May 27, 1950
John Livingston Drowned Saturday Near
for John G. Livingston, 71, long-time Emhouse resident, who drowned
Saturday near San Angelo while on a fishing trip, were held Monday
afternoon from the Emhouse Methodist church. Burial was in
cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. B. Morton of Coleman.
Surviving are a
sister, Mrs. L.W. Manning, San Angelo; a brother, H. M. Livingston,
Streetman, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Ernest Stokes, Ira Stokes, Ralph Chaney, C. B. Turner, Dick Dickson
and Swint Huling.
Alford Bert Garland
Nov 30, 1896 - Jan 03, 1973
Funeral services are set for 3:30 p.m.
Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Bert Garland, 76, of
Corsicana, who died Wednesday night at Memorial Hospital. Rev. James
E. McKee will officiate, and burial will be at
Cemetery near Ernhouse.
He was a native of Henderson County who
lived most of his life in Corsicana, an employe of the R. C.
Bottling Co. for 32 years, and a member of the Emmanuel Baptist
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bert
Garland of Corsicana; a nephew, Lester Sinclair of Dallas; and a
cousin, Kathlyn Springer of Dallas.
Mar 4, 1874 - Nov 30, 1920
Died Here Tuesday Night
Mrs. C. H.
Henderson, aged forty-eight years, died at her home on West Eleventh
Avenue Tuesday night of pneumonia, and the funeral took place from
the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church yesterday afternoon, Rev. M. W.
Clark officiating, and interment was in the Pattison cemetery near
The deceased is
survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Henry Reed.
Elizabeth (Hargrove) Wilson-Bailey
Oct 8, 1902 - May 5, 1975
Hargrove, age 73, died Sunday in Muskegon, Mich. Graveside services
are planned at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the
Dresden Cemetery. Griffin Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.
She is survived
by two sons, Billy Wilson of Grand Rapids, and Troy Wilson of San
Antonio; two daughters, Mrs. Polly Kozal and Mrs. Sue Marine, both
Muskegon; one brother, Lofton Hargrove of Blooming Grove and two
sisters, Mrs. Ola Frederick of Blooming Grove and Mrs. Retha
Spurlock of Corsicana; four stepchildren, Mrs. Nadine Gafford, Mrs.
Odie Mae Wilson, Lloyd Bailey and Leonard Bailey; none grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
serve as pallbearers. The family has asked that contributions be
made to the American Cancer Society.
May 8, 1872 - June 7, 1957
Sunday Services For W. H. White
for W. H. White, 85, retired farmer, who died in Houston Friday
evening, were held from the Dresden Methodist church Sunday at 2 p.
was in the Dresden Cemetery.
were, conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the First
Methodist church in Kerens.
A native of
Rome, Ga., he resided in the Dresden and Blooming Grove vicinity
from 1907 until two years ago when he went to Houston.
two sons, O. L. White, Taylor, and W.K. White, Houston; three
daughters, Mrs. Ruby Ragan, Mrs. Willie Blake and Miss Allene White,
all of Summerville, Ga.; five grandchildren, a great-grandchild, two
sisters, Mrs. Ola McArthur and Mrs. Cora Elrod, both of Summerville,
Ga.; two brothers, Bud White, Rome, Ga., and Edgar White,
Summerville, Ga., and other relatives.
Leonard Clark, Herman Hitt, Lee Welch, Leland Daniel, Clovis Haden
and Norman Brister.
Jun 22, 1875 -
May 11, 1951
O.E. Dill Dies
O. E. Dill, 75, long-time Navarro county resident, died Friday
will be heId on Sunday at 2 p. m. from the First Christian church.
Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted
by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, pastor of the church.
Dill operated a
filling station here a number of years and formerly was a farmer in
the Purdon community.
his wife of Corscana; three sons, J. S. Dill, Corsicana; O. E. and
Leroy Dill, both of Highland- two daughters, Mrs. F. Warren Hicks
and Mrs. Ralph Loyd, both of Houston; five grandchildren, a brother,
W. W. Dill Corslcana; a sister, and other relatives.
Jul 29, 1895 -
Nov 16, 1973
Joel M. Dixon
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist
Church in Blooming Grove for Joel M. Dixon, 78, of Blooming Grove
and native of Emhouse, who died at 3 a.m. Friday at Memorial
Hospital. Rev. Gene Gardner will officiate, and burial will be at
Dresden Cemetery. Arrangements are with McCormick Funeral Home.
He was a deacon
of First Baptist Church.
include his widow, Mrs. Virgie Dixon of Blooming Grove; a son, Ray
Dixon of Blooming Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Faye Middlebrook of
Navarro; a granddaughter, Rhonda Dixon of Blooming Grove; three
sisters, Mrs. Nell Collins, and Mrs. J. W. Tallant, both of
Corsicana, and Mrs. E.O. Stewart of Fort Worth; and a number of
nieces and nephews.
be nephews, Weldon Gorham, Bobby Staggs, Vic Roach, Troy W. Dixon,
Don Collins and Vernon Tallant.
Aug 27, 1884 -
Jan 30, 1959
Rites Sunday For H. C. Dobson
services for Henry Charles Dobson, 74, of Houston, a former resident
of the Dresden community, were held at the
Dresden cemetery Sunday
at 2 p. m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Denzil Wright, Blooming
Grove Methodist minister.
Dobson died in
his wife of Houston; a son, and other relatives.
Funeral Service directed local arrangements.
Evander G. Dickson
Aug 4, 1874 -
Mar 11, 1918
Killed Himself at Camp Travis
Van Dickson, son
of Rev. L. Q. Dickson of the Dresden community, cut his own throat
at Camp Travis, San Antonio, Monday and the remains were interred at
The young man,
who was well known about Dresden, was a soldier at Camp Travis, and
the cause of his rash act is unknown.
Killed Himself at Camp Travis Van Dickson, son of Rev. L. Q.
Dickson of the Dresden community, cut his own throat at Camp Travis,
San Antonio, Monday and the remains were interred at Dresden
yesterday. The young man, who was well known about Dresden, was a
soldier at Camp Travis, and the cause of his rash act is unknown.
Idonia Belle "Donie"
Nov 11, 1849 -
Aug 19, 1921
Death of Good Woman
. L. Q. Dickson
passed away at the home of her son Friday and the remains were laid
to rest at Dresden.
getting ripe in years, but stil not what you would call old, and her
death brings grief to the heart of a devoted husband and other
relatives. She was a woman of many fine womanly traits.
Death of Good Woman.
Mrs. L. Q. Dickson passed away at the home of her son Friday and the
remains were laid to rest at Dresden. Deceased was getting ripe in
years, but still not what you would call old, and her death brings
grief to the heart of a devoted husband and other relatives. She was
a woman of many fine womanly traits.
Jan 11, 1880 -
Nov 7, 1944
RITES ON THURSDAY FOR MRS. W.W. DILL
WHO DIED TUESDAY
Mrs. W. W. Dill,
age 65 years, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. L R Stubbs here
Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the Corley
Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock and will be conducted by
Rev. Jack Goff.
Burial will be
the Dresden cemetery.
Mrs. Dill had
been a resident of Corsicana about 20 years, having moved here from
her husband, W.W. Dill Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Tom Belt,
Lamesa; Mrs. L. R. Stubbs, Corsicana; Mrs. Autry French, Purdon,
four grandchildren and other relatives.
Aug. 20, 1839 -
Jan 30, 1919
Died at Dresden
Mrs. J. S. Dill,
aged seventy-three years, died at Purdon last night after a long
illness, and the remains will be interred at
Dresden tomorrow. The
deceased had been a resident of Navarro County for many years and
was esteemed very highly by a large number of friends. She is
survived by the following children: W. W. Dill of Corsicana; B. P.
Dill of Navarro, O. E. Dill and Earl Dill of Purdon; Mrs. A. E.
Campbell of Oklahoma; Mrs. Henry Cox of Ranger; and Mrs Geo.
Slaughter of Oklahoma.
Mar 13, 1895 -
Nov 12, 1964
Mrs. Derryberry Rites Friday
for Mrs. S.V. Derryberry, 69, of Barry, who died in Navarro clinic
Thursday were held Friday at 2:30 p. m. from the First Baptist
The rites were
conducted by Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist
church. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.
two brothers John and E. C. Butler, both of Corsicana, and other
John F. Reed, Lowell Reed, Jack Bryant, Les Kitchens, John Brawley
and George Mitchell.
Sep 25, 1889 -
Dec 27, 1970
J.H. Derryberry Rites Tuesday
Derryberry, 81, a retired jeweler, died Sunday morning. Funeral
services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Baptist Church at
be the Rev. Mickey Loftis, and burial will be in
one son, James H. Derryberry; two daughters, Mrs. Eina Lane and Mrs.
Beatrice Lane; a brother, Bates Derryberry, all of Corsicana; nine
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
be Henry Ray Nicholson, Z. B. (Rusty) Moore, Jerry Lane, Wilburn
Derryberry, Bud Lane and David Derryberry.
Mar 24, 1893 -
Mar 9, 1959
L. B. Derryberry Expires Monday
L. B. (Less)
Derryberry, 65, retired farmer, formerly of Barry, died at his home
in Blooming Grove early Monday morning following an extended
will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church in
Blooming Grove with burial in the
Dresden cemetery. The rites will
conducted by Rev. Denzil Wright, pastor.
Tennessee, the family came to Barry in 1899 and Derryberry moved to
Blooming Grove in 1950.
his wife of Bloomlng Grove; two sons, Wilburn Derryberry, Corsicana
and Henry O. Derryberry, Dalas; three daughters, Mrs. Reece S.
Jones, Dallas; Mrs. Alton McClure and Mrs. Thurman McGraw, both of
Bloomng Grove; 3 brothers, J. H. and Sam V. Derryberry, both
of Barry, and O. B. Derryberry,
Houston, and a number of other relatives.
be Otis Varnell, Nolen Brown, Lee Thompson, Roy Massengale, Roy
Grimmett and Carroll Boswell.
Oct 20, 1857 -
Apr 28, 1930
AGED RESIDENT OF DRESDEN CEMETERY
29.—(Spl)—Funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Derryberry, age 73 years,
who died at her home here Monday night at 7:40, were held Tuesday
afternoon at the church of Christ here and were conducted by Rev. I.
R. Darwood, Methodist minister and J. L. Hines, minister of the
Church of Christ, Corsicana. Burial was in the
was born in Murry county, Tenn., October 20, 1857 and came to Texas
28 years ago. Most of that time she has been a resident of Barry.
four sons, Less, J.H. Jr.. and Sam Derryberry, Barry, and Bates
Nov 18, 1890 -
May 5, 1961
S. V. Derryberry Expires Friday
Derryberry, 70, long-time resident of Barry, died Friday following
an extended illness.
will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Claude
B. Holcomb, Fifth Avenue Church of Christ minister, officiating.
be in the Dresden cemetery.
A native of
Tennessee who was born Nov. 18, 1890, Derryberry had resided in
Barry since 1902. He was a carpenter and a member of the Fifth
Avenue Church of Christ.
than his widow of Barry, are two brothers, J. H. Derryberry, Barry,
and O. B. Derryberry, Houston, and several nieces and nephews.
be Weldon Donald Butler, J. F. Reed, Buel Robison, Lowell Reed and
Oct 21, 1881 -
Jan 7, 1962
Allison Dies At Barry
Allison, Barry resident, 80, life-long retired rural route mail
carrier, was found dead at his home in Barry Sunday. A heart attack
was described as the cause of death.
will he held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Barry Baptist church with
burial in the Dresden cemetery.
The rites will
be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue
Church of Christ.
two sisters Mrs. Katie Wimberly, Hico, and Mrs. Jenoa Stone,
Electra; two cousins, Mrs. Myrtle Varnell, Blooming Grove, and
Forest Hodkins, Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.
be Glen Bell, Marshall Massengale, Percy Varnell, Frank B. Taylor,
Leone Reed and James Edward Watson.
Funeral Service directs.
Lelia Mae (Bell)
Mar 12, 1868 -
Jul 17, 1944
MRS. F. C. RAMAGE
DIED NEAR FROST;
BURIAL AT DRESDEN
Mrs. F. C. Ramage, aged 75
years, died at her home near Frost
Funeral services will be held
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
from the Dresden church with
Rev. E. Ellis conducting the rites.
Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery.
A long-time resident, of the Frost
community she was well known in
Surviving are her husband,
Frost; a son, R. S. Ramage, Borger;
four daughters, Mrs. Arthur
Cagle, Blooming Grove; Mrs. W.
C. Rauburn, Mt. Calm; Mrs. John
Boyd, Grand Prairie; Miss Ona
Belle Ramage, Frost; two brothers, J. G. Bell, Pharr; J. L. Bell, McAllen; three sisters, Mrs. J. H.
Cole, Corsicana., Mrs. Cora Moseley,
Edinburg; Mrs. O. C. Ingram, Mission;
23 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, five great grandchildren
and other relatives.
Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.
RITES WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. RAMAGE; BURIAL
for Mrs. F. C. Rampage, age 76 years, who died at her home near
Frost Monday night , were held Wednesday afternoon at 2, o'clock
Dresden church with Rev. Mr. Ellis conducting the services. Burial
was in Dresden cemetery.
her husband, a son, four daughters, two brothers, three sisters, 23
grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and other relatives.
Home directed the arrangements.
Nov 15, 1881 -
Jun 1, 1962
Mrs. Davis Of Purdon Dies
Mrs. Mollie E.
Davis, 80, life long Purdon resident, died in the Navarro Clinic
will he held from the Purdon Methodist church Saturday at 3 p.m.
with burial in the Dresden cemetery.
The rites will
be conducted by Rev. Joe Wilbnnks, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist
church in Corsicana.
five step-sons, Luther Davis, Hobbs, N.M.; Louis Davis, Tyler; Joe
and Sid Davis, both of Chandler, Bates Davis, Plano; two
stepdaughters, Mrs. Julia Robinson and Mrs. Oma Cheat, both of
Chandler ; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Whittenburg, Levelland; a
granddaughter, Mrs. James Wade, Frisco, and other relatives.
Funeral Service will direct.
May 12, 1872 -
Jun 22, 1951
Rites Saturday For J. P. Derden
for James Perry Derden, 79, who died at the P.and S. Hospital Friday
following a short Illness, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the
The rites were
conducted by Rev. O. L. McCollum. Raleigh, assisted by Rev. M. O.
Southerland, pastor of the Powell Baptist church. Burial was in the
six children, Archie Derden, Corsicana, Mrs. J.B. Reeves, Frost;
Perry Derden, Powell; Riley Derden, Corsicana; Lecil Derden,
Stamford, and Mrs. E. T. Sykcs, Waxahachie; two brothers, A. A.
Derden, Knoxville, Tenn. , and T. Y. Derden Forreston; 28
grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Bruce Derden, Ernest Derden, Billy Derden, Spruce Derden, J. T.
Derden and Hurshel Reeves.
CORSICANA, June 23 (Spl). - Funeral services were held in the
Dresden Church Saturday for James Perry Derden, 79, who died in a
Corsicana hospital Friday.
He is survived by four sons Archie and Riley of Corsicana, Perry of
Powell, and Lecil Derden of Stamford; two daughters, Mmes, J. R.
Reeves of Frost and E. T. Sykes of Waxahachie; two brothers, 28
grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
May 24, 1904 -
Feb 3, 1946
VICTIM's FUNERAL HELD AT DRESDEN TUESDAY
for M. C. Derden, aged 42 years, White's Chapel, who died at the P.
and S. Hospital shortly before noon Monday from injuries
sustained in an automobile mishap Sunday night, were held Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Dresden church. Burial was in the
Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Vaughn and
Rev. Will Minafee.
his father, J. P. Derden, Corsicana; four brothers, Archie, Percy,
Riley and Secile Derden, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Lois
Sykes, Powell and Mrs. Bertha Reeves, Frost, and other relatives.
is the second from automobile accidents in Navarro county in 1946.
He sustained a broken right leg, shock and internal injuries Sunday
night while walking along the pavement on Highway 22 northwest of
Corsicana in the White's Chapel community. Officers said the car
involved in the accident was driven by Irvin McGraw of Blooming
Grove. McGraw went to the county jail and reported the accident
after Derden had been sent to the hospital. Archie
B. Derden, a nephew of the deceased, who was with th elder man at
the time of the accident, escaped with minor injuries and was not
Melvin Hampton Keathley
Nov 3, 1911 - June 14, 1947
M. H. KEATHLEY RITES HELD SUNDAY; BURIAL
IN FROST CEMETERY
for Mevin H. Keathley, aged 36 years, who died in the Baylor
Hospital, Dallas, early Saturday morning, were held from the Corley
Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial was in the
Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Boulware,
pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, and Rev. A .J
Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. He was a native
of the Jones Ranch community south of Frost.
his wife, three children, Billy Jean, Mary Louise and Wanda Ann
Keathley, all of Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Keathley,
Corsicana; and four half-sisters, Mrs. Grover Smith, Frost; Mrs.
Odle Moore and Mrs. Horance Hayes, both of Corsicana, and Mrs.
Gladys Bishop, Dallas, and other
Pete Moore, Corcicana; Merrell Burdine, Dallas; Beldon English,
Frost; Curtis Williams, Corsicana; Johnny Smith, Dallas, and
Clarence English, Dallas.
James Lloyd Hill
Nov 14, 1878 - Jul 22, 1947
WEDNESDAY RITES FOR J. D. HILL WITH
BURIAL AT FROST
23.—(Spl—Funeral services for Jim Hill, aged 68 years, former
resident of this community, who died at his home in Hillsboro early
Tuesday morning, were held from the Frost Methodist church Wednesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial was in the local cemetery. The rites
were conducted by Rev,
Ernest Hall, Presbyterian minister of Hillsboro, and Rev. A. W.
Gordon, pastor of the Methodist church here.
his wife of Hillsboro; a brother, Allen Hill, Frost; two sisters and
Funeral Service directed.
July 30, 1947 - July 30, 1947
Rites Held Thursday For Wilbanks Infant
for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Wilbanks of Frost, who
died at the P. and S. Hospital here early Thursday, were held in the
Frost Cemetery Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. C.C. Ellis,
pastor of the Frost Baptist church, delivered the graveside
the infant's parents, a brother and sister, and the grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Dyer and Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Wilbanks, and other
Funeral Service was in charge.
Mar 10, 1880 - Apr 14, 1947
Rites Held Wednesday For Mrs. C. F.
18.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. C. F. Johnson, aged 67 years,
who died Monday at her home in Dallas, were held Wednesday afternoon
at 2 o'clock from the Frost Baptist church. Burial was in the
local cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Calvin Jenkins,
J. C. Featherston, Tyler, and Rev. C.C. Ellis, Frost. Nephews were
Arkansas, Mrs. Johnson resided in Navarro county most of her life.
four daughters, Mrs. John York, Mrs. Pearl Crow, both of Dallas;
Mrs. Ben Gilmore, Waxahachie, and Mrs. Willie Griggs, Avalon; five
sons, Lewis Ervin, Richard, and Wilson Johnson, all of Dallas, and
Cecil Johnson, Tyler; five brothers, Richard Young, Bynum; John
Young, Waco; Al Young, Houston; Tom and Luther Young, both of
Arkansas, and other relatives.
Funeral Service directed.
Aug 28, 1888 - Feb 7, 1919
Died at Frost Last Night
Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Sims and a granddaughter of
Capt. R. J. Sanders, died at Frost last night. The deceased was a
widow and is survived by two children, her parents and numerous
relatives at Frost.
INFANT SON Reid
B&D Dec. 8, 1931
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Infant Son Emhouse Couple Is Buried
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Reid
of Emhouse died Tuesday afternoon and the funeral was held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at the
Pattison cemetery, where burial was made.
Sutherland funeral home directed the funeral.
James E. Borkchum Jr.
Nov 12, 1935 - March 21, 2011
—James E. Borkchum Jr., 75, of Corsicana, passed away
Monday, March 21, 2011, at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was
born on Nov. 12, 1935.
Mr. Borkchum was active in many clubs and organizations in
the Navarro County area, serving as Trustee of Navarro
College, Board Member of Community Services, Board Member of
the Salvation Army, member of Christmas in Action, Board
Member of the United Way, Vice President of NAACP, Vice
Chairman of Deacon Board at Second Mission Baptist Church,
Dean of the Harmony District Association, Assistant Dean of
the Harmony District Association, Assistant Dean for the
State of Texas Baptist Convention, Sunday School teacher,
church choir, instructor for the Baptist Training Union,
instructor at CHS for ROTC, Jackson Ex-Students Association,
Assistant Secretary of the MLK Board, and Martin Luther King
He is preceded in death by his parents, James E. Borkchum
Sr., and Melicia Borkchum; and by two brothers, Roscoe Fair
and Oratio DeWitt.
Survivors include loving and devoted wife, Della Borkchum;
three daughters, Deborah Williams of Fort Worth, Theda Earl
of Bedford, and Vanessa and husband Antonio Smith of
Corsicana; five brothers-in-law, J.T Norwood and wife Lora,
and Luke Norwood and wife Bobbie all of Fort Worth, Norman
Norwood and wife Brenda of Mansfield, Melvin Norwood and
wife Jan of Copperas Cove, and Edwin Norwood and wife Pat of
Crowley; sister-in-law, Inez Terry of Fort Worth; adopted
daughter, Kim Robinson of Washington D.C.; seven
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one
great-great-granddaughter; he is also survived by a host of
nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and church
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 25,
2011, at Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March
26, 2011, at Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 S. Fifth
St., with the Rev. Larry Polk officiating. Interment will be
at International Cemetery in Dallas.
Pallbearers will be the Deacons of the church. Honorary
pallbearers will be Luke Norwood, J.T. Norwood Jr., Norman
Norwood, Edward Norwood, and Melvin Norwood.
Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Marques Elijah Bryant
Aug 8, 2006 - March 21, 2011
Corsicana —Marques Elijah Bryant, 4, of Corsicana, passed away on
Monday, March 21, 2011, at his residence in Corsicana. He was born
on August 8, 2006 in Ennis, Texas.
Survivors include his mother, Jessica Nicole Way of Corsicana;
father, Mark Bryant Jr., of Corsicana; maternal grandparents, Debbie
and Aric Bonner of Corsicana; paternal grandfather, Mark Bryant Sr.,
of Powell; paternal grandmother, Shirley Bryant; maternal great
grandparents, Richard and Wilma Way of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and
Wilbert and Dora Bonner of Clute; paternal great great grandmother,
Mildred Jackson of Corsicana; aunt, Gabriela Bonner of Corsicana;
great uncles, Timothy Bonner of Houston, and Kevin Way of Columbus,
Ohio; he is also survived by a host of extended family members.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23,
2011, at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 24,
2011, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Robert Young
officiating. Interment will follow at 5:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem
Cemetery in Cedar Lake.
An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com by
selecting the Marques Bryant obituary.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Charles Rex Carpenter
Aug 29, 1921 - March 20, 2011
Rex Carpenter, 89, lived his life as a God fearing man and
met his Maker on Sunday, March 20, 2011.
Rex was a devoted Christian, loyal husband, encouraging
father, compassionate grandfather, faithful friend,
dedicated professional and certainly loved by many. He not
only served his country through the U.S. Air Force but
served his community with nearly 60 years in non-profit
organization management. Rex was born in Godley on Aug. 29,
1921. He was the youngest of four brothers raised on a farm
and ranch in Prairie Hill, where he earned the valedictorian
honor of his senior class. Soon after graduating from
Westminster College, Rex entered the United States Air Force
in 1942 and earned the rank of Staff Sgt. While serving his
country with the Eighth Air Force in Norwich, England, Rex
attended special classes offered by Oxford University. He
returned to Texas and began his career in chamber work when
he was hired as a manager of the Plano Chamber of Commerce
in 1948. Soon thereafter, he accepted a position with the
Prescott, Ark. Chamber of Commerce where he met Mabel
Barber. The couple was married July 28, 1951, and moved to
Mexia, where they welcomed a baby boy and their only child,
Chuck, in Dec. 1952. After brief stops in Ennis and
Waxahachie, Rex landed his family in Henderson for 10 years.
In 1966, he arrived at his last career stop when he accepted
an executive position with the Corsicana Chamber of
Commerce, which he served for a total of 40 years. Rex was
President of the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives
Association and was recipient of the Marvin Hurley Award, an
honor recognizing distinguished achievement in a career of
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mabel of Corsicana;
son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Kathy Carpenter of
Denton; he is also survived by his granddaughter, Laura of
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March
22, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be
held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at First United
Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating.
Pallbearers will be Mickey Hillock, David Currey, Ron
Watson, Oliver Albritton, Mike O’Neal, Brian McDaniel, Gene
Bullard Jr., Mark Meredith, and Jack Meredith. Interment
will be at Oakwood
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rose Garden at
First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana,
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Aug 18, 1958 - March 19, 2011
Don Lindley passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Navarro
Regional Hospital at the age of 52.
He was born in Dallas on Aug. 18, 1958, to Donald and
Margaret Hill. Michael was a resident of Navarro Mills and
worked as an auto body technician.
Survivors include his parents, Don and Margaret Lindley of
Ovilla; his children, Shannon and Paul Fuller of Palmer, and
Shanea and Charley Duncan, and Shelley and Chris McAfee all
of Waxahachie, and Audrey Lindley of Midlothian; sister,
Renee Starkey of Red Oak; three grandchildren, Karlee,
Charlie Jr., and Tristan; he is also is survived by four
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2011,
at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2011,
at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Floyd
Petersen officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Paul Fuller, Charley Duncan, Brandon
Spence, Danny Wagner, Todd McGraw, Jody Patterson.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
April 27, 1918 - March 15, 2011
Ponder was born on April 27, 1918, in Frost, and passed away
on March 15, 2011, in Dallas.
She graduated from Frost High School in
Hillsboro Junior College, and attended North Texas
University. She later worked as payroll clerk, book-keeper,
and taught Sunday school at First Baptist Church in Dallas
for 60 years.
She is preceded in death by her brothers, Bill and David
Ponder; sister, Catherine Stockard; and her parents Freeman
and Nannie (Albritton) Ponder.
Survivors include her sisters, Gay Wright of Corsicana,
Elizabeth Froese of Dallas, and Robbie Elmore and husband
Harold Elmore of Frost; sisters-in-law, Nell Ponder of
Corsicana, and Ann Ponder of Dallas; brother-in-law, Buford
Stockard of Corsicana; she is also survived by numerous
nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Laurel Land
Funeral Home in Dallas.
A graveside service was held on March 18, 2011, at
Frost Cemetery in
Mae (McNutt) Raines-Shankle
Sept 1, 1935 - March 19, 2011
Rita Mae McNutt Shankle, 75, a longtime Dawson resident, passed away
Saturday, March 19, 2011, at a Corsicana hospital.
Rita was born Sept. 1, 1935, in Corsicana to Dennis and Mary McNutt.
She lived most all of her life in the Dawson area and owned and
operated R & S Escort Service which escorted trucks over the entire
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Edward
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Bob Shankle of Dawson;
three children, Charles Raines and wife Christeen of Dawson, Shelia
Denise Leath and husband Gene of Liberty Hill, and Richard
Beneclayton Raines and wife Billie of Dawson; a brother, A.V. McNutt
and wife Ardis of Mount Calm; 12 grandchildren, Melanie Raines of
Virginia, Nathan Raines of Austin, Ryan Foreman of Dawson, Heath
Foreman of Arlington, Heather Davis of Round Rock, Michael
Crosswhite of Rockwall, Jesse Raines of Hubbard, Sara Raines of
Dawson, Tabitha Brock of Dawson, Hilah Brock of Arlington, Orrin
Brock of Dawson and Shalena Brock of Dawson; 10 great-grandchildren
and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2011, at Wade Funeral
Home in Hubbard.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Wade
Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. David Arnett officiating.
Interment will follow in
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.