Nora Lucy (Denton) Moore
Mar 18, 1880 - Nov 28, 1974
Mrs. Nora Moore
FROST — Funeral services were to be held at
3 p.m. today at the Prairie
Grove Baptist Church at Emmet for
Mrs. Nora Moore, 94, retired
school teacher of Frost
who died Thursday at
Evergreen Nursing Home in Corsicana.
The Rev. James Densman,
pastor of Navarro Mills
Baptist Church, was to officiate.
Burial was to be in the
Cemetery under the direction
of the Bradley Funeral
Home of Frost.
She was a native
of the Frost area and had lived
most of her life in and around
Frost. She had been a resident
patient at Evergreen for three
two sons, B.L. Moore of Irene and
Aldine Moore of Frost; one
daughter, Mrs. Lucile Strain
of Corsicana; one brother, L.C.
Denton of Hamlin; one sister, Mrs. Veoletta Walls of Fort Worth; five
grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
William Alferd Holcomb
Feb 11, 1885 - Nov 24, 1960
W.A.HoIcomb Dies Thursday
William Alford Holcomb, 75, retired farmer of Blooming Grove, died
in Memorial hospital Thursday night. He had been in ill health for
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. from the First
Methodist church in Blooming Grove. Burial will be in the
The rites will be conducted Rev. Carl Gilkerson, pastor, assisted by
Willie Hamlin Church of Christ minister. The Odd Fellows Lodge of
Frost will conduct graveside rites and provide pallbearers.
He had resided at Blooming Grove for the last 11 years and lived in
the Emmett community for many years.
Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; two sons, Odus Holcomb,
Corsicana, and Ray
Holcomb, Monahans; four daughters, Mrs. Ben Cranfill, Fort Worth;
Mrs. Tommy Harris
Athens; Mrs. Earl Alford, Arkinda, Ark., and Mrs. Bill Bryant,
Barry; a brother, Elbert Holcomb, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Lucille
Barringer, Dallas; 15 grandchildren and six great-Grandchildren.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.
Sep 25, 1876 - Feb 12, 1957
Mrs. J. L. Thorp Rites Thursday
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Whittenberg Thorp, wife of J. L.
Thorp of Dallas, who died Tuesday, will he held at the
cemetery Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Surviving are her husband of Dallas; two sons, J. L. Thorp, Jr.,
Midland, and W. M. Thorp, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Rosell Thaxler,
Albuquerque, N.M., and Mrs. Annie Louise Smothers. Dallas; a sister,
Mrs. John M. Sharpe, Georgetown, and a grandchild.
McCammon directs local arrangements.
Dionne (Smith) Stringer
Feb 14, 1945 – Aug 29, 2010
— Dionne S. Stringer, 65, of Corsicana passed away Aug. 29, 2010.
She was born February 14, 1945, in Corsicana, to Sidney and Lula
She enjoyed gardening, she was an excellent cook and always doing
She is preceded in death by her parents, Sidney J. Smith and Lula
Survivors include her husband, M. L. Stringer; daughters, Cynthia
Stringer and Misty Sapp and husband Leroy; sister, Gloria Barnett;
grandchildren, Stormy Jones and Zachary Rogers; great grandchildren,
Zoe Mae Jones; special friends, Jennifer Johnson, Deena Wadsworth
and Tara Preston; she is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles,
nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Griffin-Roughton
Graveside Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1st at
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Joe Mack Morris
Jan 17, 1937 – Aug 6, 2010
Joe Mack Morris, 73, of Powell passed away on Friday, August 6, 2010
surrounded by his family and friends after a lengthy battle with
cancer. He was born on January 17, 1937 in Brownsville, to J.D.
Morris and Nina Morris, and lived most of his life in Navarro
County. He married Sarah Horvath on December 28, 1963 and served his
country in the United States Air Force. Joe was a faithful member of
Northside Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson Cody
Oliphant, mother-in-law Helen Horvath, brother-in-law Emery Horvath,
and sister-in-law Catherine Horvath. Survivors include his wife
Sarah Horvath Morris. Daughters: Diana and John Robinson of Retreat,
Mary and Jamie Tipping of Corsicana, Liz and Tommy Oliphant of
Corsicana, Angie Warren and Denise Ward. Four grandchildren and five
great grandchildren. Brother-in-law Johnny and Charlene Horvath,
Ernest and Mary Horvath of Grapevine and Sam and Peggy Horvath of
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday August 9 at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday August 10 at
Northside Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Lamb and Bro. Bill Honea
officiating. Burial will follow at
Pallbearers will be John Robinson, Tommy Oliphant, Jamey Tipping,
Michael Robinson, Terry Oliphant and Ron Bennett. Honorary
pallbearers will be his airport buddies, Jerry Shelton, Bobby Coyle,
Lee Jennings. Gerald Knapp, Raymond Rodgers, Terry Creighton, Bobby
Grantham, Gene Hathorne, Mark Jones and Mark Bryson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Northside Baptist
Church Building Fund.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Opal Laverne Harris-Murry
June 3, 1914 - May 7, 2010
Murry, whose formal name was Opal Laverne Murry, was born June 3,
1914, in Canton.
She was married to Chester Harris on Aug. 11, 1934, and they had one
son, Grady Lynn Harris, who was born on her birthday, June 3, 1948.
Chester Harris died in 1969.
She remarried in January 1989 to Bill Murry in Corsicana, and he
preceded her in death on March 20, 1995.
Laverne lived in Corsicana from 1956 to 2003, where she was a
professional seamstress. She was also an active member of the First
Baptist Church in Corsicana. She was also involved as a volunteer
for Meals on Wheels in Corsicana and volunteered with the Pink
Ladies Auxiliary at a local hospital in Corsicana. When she was
able, Laverne enjoyed playing Chicken Foot, Skipbo, and Bingo. She
drove her own car until she was nearly 88 years old, until macular
degeneration made it difficult for her to see.
She moved to San Saba to live with her son Grady and his wife,
Georgia, in 2003. As her Parkinson’s Disease progressed, she was
admitted to the Eventide Nursing Home in San Saba, where for nearly
six years, she was lovingly cared for.
When she moved to San Saba, she became a member of the First Baptist
Church in San Saba.
Although as a small child Laverne knew the pain of being abandoned
by her mother on a street when she was only 6 years old, she was
taken in by her Uncle Will Gillen and her Aunt Fanny Gillen. The
Gillens had no other children and showered her with all the love any
child could ask for.
Two things were very important in her life. One was the love of her
life, her only child and son, Grady Harris, and the other was her
love for the Lord. She was very involved in her church in Corsicana
and as a member of the First Baptist Church, Joy Women’s Bible Class
in San Saba.
She leaves behind her son Grady and his wife, Georgia, and her
children and grandchildren who adored her.
She passed peacefully from this life with her son and
daughter-in-law present at the Eventide Nursing Home. While she will
be greatly missed, she had the best Mother’s Day yet rejoicing with
those who had gone on before her and being in the presence of Jesus,
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 10, at the
Howell-Doran Funeral Home Chapel in San Saba. The family will
receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home in Corsicana. A graveside service will be held at 3
p.m. at Hamilton-Beeman
Cemetery in Corsicana.
The family requests memorials are made to The Parkinson’s Disease
Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.
Arrangements by Howell-Doran Funeral Home, San Saba.
Eddy Glenn Roberts
May 28, 1956 - June 30, 2010
Glenn Roberts, 54, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June
30, 2010, ending his battle with lung cancer. Visitation will be
held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3, at
Emmanuel Baptist Church with Brother Steve Hayes officiating.
Interment will follow at
Cemetery in Retreat.
Serving as pallbearers will be nephews Christopher Roberts, Brandon
Carter, Mitchell Rogers, Adam Rogers, and Chad Rogers along with
family friend Daniel Kistler. Honorary pallbearers will be his
nephew Corey Roberts, who will not be at the service due to military
service, and family friend Robert Dragoo.
Eddy leaves behind his wife of 31 years, Vickie Roberts; daughters,
Angela and husband David Kistler and Jody and husband John Dragoo;
grandchildren, Katelyn and Jaden Kistler and Jordan and Jocelyn
Dragoo; sister, Stephanie and husband Wayne Snell; brothers, Alan
Roberts and his wife Belinda, Tommy Roberts and his wife Alexis, and
Lonnie Steward and his wife Dusty; and sisters by marriage, Terri
and husband Byron Pace, Brenda Carter, Donna and husband Larry
Pollock, and Debbie and husband Mark Wisniewski. He is also survived
by many special nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He is welcomed home by his mother, Jo Ann Beane; his father, Charles
Roberts; uncles, Jerry Roberts, Jerry McMahan and Mervin McMahon;
aunt, Agatha King; grandparents, Orland and Lora Roberts, Lillie
Jordan and Brit McMahon; and sister by marriage, Sherry Joyner.
He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother,
uncle, and friend. He could always be counted on for help in times
of need. He enjoyed private times at home, celebrations with friends
and family, riding his motorcycle, and working with his hands. He
was a joyful man who brought a smile to the face of those around
The family asks that memorials be made to Grace Community Church,
227 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, TX 75110.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Ula Mae Frances ( Whitfield)
Jan 18, 1930 – May 11, 2010
Mae Frances Whitfield-Goode was surrounded by family when she went
to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. She was born Jan. 18,
1930, in Palestine.
She is survived by her husband, L.T. Goode; children, Charles “Bill”
Reeves and wife Gwen, Vickie Reeves and boyfriend Roy Roden, Donnie
Reeves Killingsworth and Felipe Briceno, Jerry Reeves, Mike Reeves
and wife Kathy, Vera and Tom Findlay of Ennis, and Kenward and Diane
Goode of Bullard; grandchildren, Marc Reeves, Ronnie Cady and wife
Beth, Robbie Cady, Chad Reeves, Chelsie Reeves and husband Jose
Cruz, Courtney Reeves, Franny Reeves, Jammie Reeves Burnal, Ashley
Reeves, Renee Reeves, Candi Reeves, David Brock, Cathy Harn, Jim and
Melinda Broch of Ennis, Melissa and Chris Lassiter of Spring,
Michael and Amanda of Flint, Tammy and Cavin Craddock of Norfark,
Va., and Marty and Felicia Goode of Tyler; and 29
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Lee Whitfield;
mother, Ola Mae Buley Applegate; and brother, Leeroy Whitfield.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May
14, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Cady, David Brock, Jim Brock, Michael
Goode, Marty Goode and Chris Lassiter. Honorary pallbearers will be
Devon Cady and Cutter Reeves.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Jessie (Reagor) Logan
1878 - 1950
Thursday Rites Slated At Kerens For R. H. Logan
KERENS, July 5, – (Spl) – Funeral services for Mrs. R. H. Logan,
long-time resident will be held from the Presbyterian church here
Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the
Kerens cemetery. The rites
will be conducted by Rev. William Everheart, Athens, assisted by
Rev. Carroll Thompson, pastor of the First Methodist church and
Wilson Evans, supply pastor of the Presbyterian church.
Although in ill health for several years, Mrs. Logan died
unexpectedly Wednesday at 1 a.m.
A native of Athens , Mrs. Logan came to Kerens in 1898 as Miss
Jessie Reagor, a teacher. She was married in 1903 and taught for
years after her marriage.
Mrs. Logan was an active worker in the Presbyterian church and
choir, and was a charter member of the Kerens Music club.
Surviving are her husband of Kerens, two sons, R. E. Logan, Houston,
and John R. Logan, Palestine; a sister, Mrs. Dan Brown, a brother,
R. F. Reagor, both of Shreveport, La., and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be J. A. Daniel, T. L. Whorton, A. L. Bain, Joe
Crawford, Fred Jennings, Cliff Coates, all of Kerens, and F. L.
Stockton Funeral Home will direct.
Ruby Iva (Currington) Hill
Sep 22, 1911 - Aug 21, 2009
Ruby Iva Hill, 97, of Kerens passed away Friday, Aug. 21, at
Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday,
Aug. 23, at First United Methodist Church of Kerens with the Rev.
Buddy Moore officiating. Interment will follow at
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Larry Glenn Hancock
Feb 3, 1943 - Oct 13, 2009
Larry Hancock, 66, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, at his
residence. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16,
at Paschal Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 17, at First Baptist Church of Kerens with the Rev. Wes Johnson
officiating. Interment will follow at
Kerens Cemetery. Arrangements
by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Laura Jeanice Miller
May 31, 1916 - Nov 15, 2009
Laura Jeanice Miller, 95, of Kerens passed away Sunday, Nov. 15,
2009, at Twilight Home. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 18, at Kerens Cemetery with the Rev. Charles A. Reese
officiating. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.
Lola Steptoe Simmons
Oct 4, 1917 - Jan 31, 2012
Lola Steptoe Simmons, 92, of Dawson passed away Sunday, Jan. 31,
2010, at her residence. Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 5, at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Services will be
2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Hopewell Baptist Church in Dawson with
the Rev. Monroe Allen, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at
Farmerville Cemetery in Dawson. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor
abt 1916 - Feb 14, 2012
Corsicana — Burl Hall, 95, of Elm Flat Community, Powell, passed
away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral
service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at Ebenezer Baptist
Church, Powell with Dr. Arilla Moore officiating. Arrangements by
Scott Funeral Home.
Cora Pearl Allen
June 13, 1925 – Feb 15, 2012
Cora Pearl Allen a long time resident of Corsicana and Navarro
county was born June 13, 1925, and passed from this life February
15, 2012. She was married to the late Doyle Allen, Jr. and to their
union six children were born: Doyle R. Allen, Arnetta Johnson, Artis
Allen, Mary L. Hoskins, Alice F. Jordan, and Darlene D. Preston.
Cora Pearl was a native of the Butler community in Freestone county
where she attended public schools.
She worked as a dietitian at Evergreen Nursing Home, Community
Service, the Hat factory, and as a homemaker.
She confessed her faith in Christ at an early age at Pine Top
Methodist Episcopal Church, Freestone County.
She was an active member of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church in
Corsicana where she held numerous leadership positions in the
She is survived by her six children: Doyle R. Allen (Georgia), of
DeSoto, Arnetta Johnson of Ennis, Artis Allen(Lovie), of Roswell,
New Mexico, Mary L. Hoskins (Harold), of Kaufman, Alice F.
Jordan(Donald) of DeSto, Darlene D. Preston(Zebedee) of Rockwall;
Eighteen Grandchildren, Thirty-Eight Great Grandchildren,Three Great
Great Grandchildren and Host of other relatives and friends
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2012, Noon at
Second Mission Baptist Church;
Visitation will be Monday, February 20, 2012 from Noon to 7 p.m. at
M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals
John Bird Rutherford
Jan 9, 1937 – Feb 16, 2012
Thursday evening, Feb. 16, 2012, the Lord called John Bird
Rutherford home at the age of 75. He was born into this
world on Jan. 9, 1937 to Thomas Brandon Rutherford and Effie
John spent four years in the Air Force which included a tour
of duty in Italy. He worked for ADT and retired after 34
years of service with the company. John married Elizabeth
Dimples Crane on March 21, 1981. He was an active member of
Kerens Missionary Baptist Church and loved his Lord and
Savior dearly. He spent many an hour in prayer for family
and friends and others for whom he knew prayer was needed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Brandon
Rutherford and Effie Spurlock Rutherford; siblings, T.B.
Rutherford, Johnny Rutherford, William Penn Rutherford, Rose
Lee Page, Carol Allen, Laura Pearl Marshall, Willie Lance,
Joe Rutherford, Herschel Baker, Alice Faye Niedringhaus,
Joyce Disotell, Juanita Glasgow, David Rutherford and a set
of twins who died at birth.
John is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Rutherford;
children, Beth and Dan Nemeth, Johnny Rutherford, Robert
Duane and Pam Carpenter, Joseph and Robin Rutherford, and
Jay and Kelly Rutherford; grandchildren, Shea and Wyndell
Gore, Brian Nemeth, Robert Carpenter Jr., Jennifer
Rutherford, Justin Rutherford, and Ryan Rutherford; two very
special great-grandchildren, Kaylee Simpson and Brandon
Nemeth; brothers, Otto and Glenna Baker and James
Rutherford; brother-in-law, Clifton Glasgow; and many
nieces, nephews and cousins.
John Bird Rutherford loved life with his family and friends
close by. He loved to tell a joke and get a smile from you
when you were with him. He lived a full life though all of
us left behind feel it was much too short. You are missed
John, Dad, Papa John and will always be held in a special
place in our hearts.
Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb.
19, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 at
Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dale Leggett
officiating. Burial will follow at Lake Chapel Cemetery in
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society at 1000 W.
2nd Ave., Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Dorothy Irene (Cooper) Jones
Feb 21, 1934 – Feb 16, 2012
Dorothy Malcolm Jones, age 77, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday,
Feb. 16, 2012, in Corsicana. She was born on Feb. 21, 1934 in Dallas
to parents Raymond and Countis Cooper.
Dorothy attended Corsicana High School and is a graduate of Woodrow
Wilson High School in Dallas and Navarro College in Corsicana. She
worked as a closer for multiple title companies during her
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Countis
Cooper, her two brothers, Dean and Lynn Cooper, her husband, Dick
Jones and her daughter, Deanna Coyle.
She is survived by her granddaughter, Kelly Kay Coyle; niece, Erin
Cooper Burgy and husband Christopher; great-nieces, Livia Claire
Burgy and Cooper Elizabeth Burgy; nephew, Kelly Cooper and wife
Catherine; sister-in-law, Andrea Cooper, and her beloved group of
friends fondly known as “the bridesmaids.”
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012
at Oakwood Cemetary with the Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. officiating.
Pallbearers will be Wade Braly, John Braly, Jack Jones, Dave
Ralston, Christopher Burgy and Kelly Cooper.
The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Heritage Oaks West
and Navarro Regional Hospital.
The Corsicana Daily Sun –Saturday, Feb 18, 2012
- Submitted by Karen Rost
- On the Corley site, her name is Dorothy Irene (Cooper)
Jones. But in her obit here and at Corley’s she is Dorothy
Malcolm Jones. Her maiden is Cooper
Ralph Landis Short
May 8, 1929 – Dec 23, 1957
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 26, (Sp) - Rites for Ralph Short, 30, an
employee of the Dallas post offices, were held at the First
Methodist Church, were held at Frost Wednesday with burial in the
Frost Cemetery. He was reared in the Reynolds Presbyterian Home in
Surviving are four brothers, Lee Short of Houston, Pat Short of
Frost, Jake Short of Dallas and Davis Short, in the U.S. Air Force,
and three sisters, Mrs. Miriam Nuentello of Houston, Mrs. Dorothy
Slater and Miss Sally Ann Short of Dallas.
- Dallas Morning News – Dec 27, 1957
- Submitted by Karen Rost
Ralph Short Dies In Dallas Monday
Ralph Short, 30, Dallas postal employee, died of a heart attack in
Dallas Monday morning.
Funeral services are scheduled Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the First
Methodist church in Frost with burial in the
A native of Arkansas, Short was reared in the Reynolds Home,
Presbyterian institution in Dallas.
Surviving are four brothers, Lee Short, Houston; Pat Short, Frost,
Jake Short, Dallas, and Davis Short, U. S. A. F.; three sisters,
Mrs. Miriam Buentello, Houston; Mrs. Dorothy Slater and Miss Sally
Ann Short, both of Dallas.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.
Margie Lee (Bowman) Patterson
Jan 25, 1879 – Apr 20, 1980
Margie B. Patterson dies; rites Tuesday
Margie Bowman Patterson, a Dallas resident for 54 years, died Sunday
at the age of 100.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at
in Navarro County.
A native of Frost, Mrs. Patterson moved to Dallas in 1926. She was a
member of Highland Baptist Church and wife of the late G. M.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. James V. Lovell and Mrs.
William B. Stallcup; two sons, Myrl B. Patterson and Joe C.
Patterson; a sister, Mrs. Jo Bowman Cummings; 11 grandchildren; and
George Allen Morgan
Dec 3, 1884 - Aug 19, 1964
Funeral services for George Allen Morgan, 79, of 5412 Swiss, a
former Navarro County farmers and rancher, will be held at 10 a.m.
Thursday in Ed C. Smith & Bro. Funeral Chapel. Grave side services
and burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the
Mr. Morgan, a native of Navarro County, died here Wednesday. He had
been a Dallas resident since 1951, when he retired from ranching. He
was a Mason.
Survivors, all of Dallas: Wife; two sons, Al Morgan and George G.
Morgan; a sister, Miss Mary Morgan, grandchildren and a
Johnny Horace Pritchett
April 12, 1947 - Jan 14, 2009
Johnny H. Pritchett, 61, of Frost, formerly of Tallulah, La., passed
away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at his residence.
Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. today at Frost Baptist Church.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at Frost Baptist Church with the Rev.
Dale Rose and the Rev. Chris Shirley officiating. Interment will be
at Frost Cemetery.
He was born April 12, 1947, to Horace H. and Zelma Pritchett. He
loved his Lord and family. He was a member of Frost Baptist Church
and was a member of Gideons. He was born and raised in Frost, and
graduated from Stephen F. Austin University.
Survivors include his wife, Viola Pritchett of Frost; aunts, Mae
Wardlaw and Fay Murray, both of Corsicana; special heart child,
Scott Gray of Frost; and granddaughter, Jodecie Ancira.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Oct 21, 1924 – Nov 25, 2009
Earl Garvin of Lancaster, born Oct. 21, 1924, in Blooming Grove,
passed from this life Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009.
He was preceded in death by parents Leslie and Pearl Garvin;
siblings Sister, Ceil, Faye and twin Ray, John, Sue, and twin sister
He is survived by wife Dorothy; daughter Janice Faye (Don) Trull;
sister Billie Jean Christie; grandchildren Tammi (Kirk) Burris and
Terri (James) Scott; great-grandchildren Amanda, Owen, and Levi; and
many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at Byrum
Funeral Home, 425 N. Dallas Ave., Lancaster. Funeral services will
be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, at Byrum Funeral Chapel.
Interment will be at Frost Cemetery.
Arrangements by Byrum Funeral Home, Lancaster.
Bertie Frances “Sook” (Rich) Lockhart
Jan 24, 1895 - Jan 29, 1958
Mrs. Lockhart Rites Thursday
Funeral services for Mrs. G. A. Lockhart, 63, who died at the family
residence, 1402 West Eleventh avenue, shortly before noon Wednesday,
will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Mrs.
Lockhart, a native of Tennessee, was a long-time Corsicana resident.
She had been ill for some time.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the
Memorial Baptist church, and Rev. Weldon Drake, pastor of the
Northside Baptist church. Burial will be in the
Surviving are two sons, Arlee Lockhart, Corsicana, and Wendell
Lockhart, Barry; a daughter, Mrs. Jewell Poarch, Corsicana; six
grandchildren; and four brothers, H. A. Rich, Bonham; Bill Rich,
Ennis; Cecil Rich, Clarendon, and Olen Rich, Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be R. D. Rich, Calvin Rich, James Loyd Rich; Olen
Rich, Jr.; Obie Lockhart, Wiley Tinker, Buster Allen and Billy
Corley will direct.
Mary Elizabeth (Vest) Sparkman-Denton
Oct 19, 1855 - Jul 16, 1920
Was Buried at Frost Today.
Mrs. Denton. widow of the late John Denton, aged sixty-five years,
died at the home of her son, Bryan Sparkman near Pinkston yesterday,
and the remains were interred at Frost this morning at 11 o'clock.
The deceased was twice married and is survived by these children:
Bryan Sparkman of Pinkston; Mrs. Vest of Purdon; Walter Denton of
Clarence Denton of Frost and Guy Denton of Cleburne.
Leonadas Alphonso “Lonnie” Suggs
Oct 10, 1888 - Sep 27, 1918
A Few Brief Facts Concerning The Navarro County Boys
Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice
Following is a list of the boys from Navarro county who made the
sacrifice during the world war, whether being killed on the
or dying of disease in France or at the various army camps
the country. After untiring work this list has been compiled and is
to be correct:
LEONADAS ALPHONSO SUGGS—Died of influenza pneumonia, at Camp Dix,
New Jersey. Was sick thirteen days. Trained at Camp Cody, New
Mexico. Entered the service August 5, 1918. Age, 29 years, 11 months
and 17 days. Was a private. Body buried in the
Frost, Texas. Was single. Belonged to Co. E, 133d Infantry,
Thirty-fourth Division. Address of deceased when he entered the
service, Mertens, Hill County, Texas, Mrs. Fannie Woodward, R. F. D.
No. 5, Mart, Texas.
Frost Boy is a Victim of the Spanish Infulenza.
Lony Suggs of of Frost died last Friday at Camp Merritt, N.J., as
the result of an attack of Spanish influenza. The malady developed
He will be buried Tuesday or Wednesday, as it is not known yet when
the body will arrive in Frost. He was a past master of the Frost
Lodge of Masons, and the order will conduct the funeral services.
Leslie Byrne Stevenson
Mar 6, 1927 - Nov 30, 1929
Little Child Was Buried in Frost Cemetery Saturday
FROST, Dec. 2.—(SP).-—Funeral services for Leslie Stephenson, age
three and one-half years, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Stephenson, were
held Saturday afternoon at 4
o'clock with burial in the Frost cemetery. The services were
conducted by Rev. W. W. Richeson, pastor of the Methodist church
here. The little child died early Saturday morning.
William Aaaron Ivy
Jan 2, 1871 - May 5, 1936
PIONEER RESIDENT OF FROST DIED IN DALLAS HOSPITAL
Will Ivey, aged about 65 years, pioneer resident of Frost, long-time
barber, died in a Dallas hospital Monday night, according to
information received here Tuesday morning, after an illness of
Surviving are his wife, five daughters, one son, Marvin Ivy,
Corsicana; three brothers, Reed Ivy, Collin county; Jim Ivy, East
Texas, and Walter Ivy, Austin; a sister, Mrs. Josie Benton, Frost,
and other relatives.
Funeral arrangements had not been learned here Tuesday.
Richard H. Donahew
Mar 9, 1876 - July 8, 1936
RICHARD DONAHEW DIED THURSDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL
Funeral services for Richard
Donahew, 58, resident of Corsicana
for the past two years, who
died at the P. and S. hospital
Thursday morning after a short
illness, will be held at Frost Friday
afternoon. Details of the
funeral had not been arranged
at press hour Thursday.
Surviving are his wife and six
children, including one son, Joe
Elbert, and five daughters. Tinnie,
Minnie, Juanita, Beulah Fay
and Leanear Donahew, all of
He had worked at the Melton
Wood Yard for two years, after
moving here from Cooper.
Corley-Funeral Home will have
charge of arrangements.
James Robertus Skelton
Dec 25, 1860 - Mar 23, 1920
FROST CITIZEN DEAD
Prominent Merchant of that Place Passes Away Suddenly.
Word was received here today of
the death at Frost this morning of J.
R. Skelton, for a number of years a
well known merchant and highly esteemed citizen of that place. The
deceased had been sick for a week,
but his condition was not thought to
be serious until a short while before
the end came. The deceased is survived by five children. Allen and
Fred Skelton of Hereford, Texas, Claude Skelton and Misses Grace and
Edith Skelton of Frost. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.
Fred Skelton, one of the sons is a
son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Van Hook
William Newton Stockard
Mar 17, 1814 - Sep 8, 1920
Died At Frost Last Night.
W. N. Stockard, an old and highly
esteemed citizen of Frost died at his
home there last night. He, is survived
by his wife and several grown
children. Mrs. Eula Haskell and Miss
Lola Stockard were attending the
teachers institute here, and went
home this morning on account of
their father's death.
Henry C. Wilson
Dec 12, 1847 - Feb 27, 1920
Died at Frost Yesterday.
H. C. Wilson, seventy years of age,
died at Frost yesterday of pneumonia.
The deceased is survived by his wife
and six grown children.
Esther Lometia (Cates) Hyer
Mar 3, 1913 - Mar 30, 1936
FROST WOMAN DIED
IN LOCAL HOSPITAL;
FROST, March 31.—(Spl.)—Funeral
services for Mrs. Pete Hyer,
aged 23 years, who died in the
Navarro clinic Monday night at
8 o'clock, will be held Wednesday
morning at 10 o'clock from
the First Methodist church. The
rites will be conducted by Rev,
J. S. Huckabee, pastor. Interment
will be in the Frost cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, two
small children, all of Frost; her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Demie Cates, Houston and other relatives.
The McCormick Funeral Home
will direct the funeral arrangements.
Luther E. Gardner
Nov 29, 1876 - Nov 17, 1936
MAN DIED HERE AND BURIED THURSDAY
FROST, Nov. 19.—Funeral services for L. E. Gardner, aged 59 years,
well known resident of this community, who died in a Corsicana
hospital Tuesday night after a short illness, were held here
Thursday with interment in the local cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, six brothers, F. E. Gardner and N. F.
Gardner, both of Cleburne; Rev. David M. Gardner, St. Petersburg,
Fla.; Rev. Monroe Gardner, Wortham; Archie Gardner, Los Angeles,
Calif.; and Dan Gardner, Cooper; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Burleson,
Fort Worth, and Miss Betty Gardner, Abilene; a step-daughter, Mrs.
Blanche Fallon, Frost; and four step-sons, Sam McCord of Mexia;
Mills McCord, Fort Worth; Ernest McCord, Colorado, Texas and Lem
Minnie Martilla (Melton) Reed
May 11, 1882 - Jan 29, 1936
Frost Woman Was Buried Thursday
FROST, Feb. 1.—Funeral services for Mrs. Glen Reed who died
Wednesday night at her home three miles south of town, were held
Thursday afternoon from the local Methodist church.
Surviving are her husband, several children, and two brothers, E. F.
and Bill Melton, all of Frost.
Jackie Nell Cleveland
Apr 8, 1931 - Sep 9, 1936
Died In Hillsboro.
Jackie Nell Cleveland, five-year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Marvin Cleveland, Hillsboro, died
at her home last Wednesday and
was buried at Frost Thursday
morning at 10:30.
James Earl Steen
Dec 11, 1935 - Feb 04, 1936
Blood Poisoning Caused Death Baby
FROST, Feb. 8,--Blood Poisoning caused from a small scratch on the
face caused the death Tuesday of the two-months old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Willis Steen who reside six miles north of Frost. Burial was
made in the Frost Cemetery.
George Chamberlain French
Jan 5, 1885 - Mar 18, 1971
G.C. French, 86, service station operator and resident of Bristol
since 1928, died Thursday in a Dallas hospital. He was a native of
Brushie Prairie; member of the Frost Masonic Lodge and a Methodist.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist
Church in Bristol with burial in the Bristol Cemetery. The Rev. C.M.
Haynes will officiate. Corley Funeral Home will conduct.
He is survived by three sons, E.J. French of Winnemucca, Nev., W.W.
French, Dallas, and J.W. French, Wilmer; five daughters, Mrs. Cleo
Cantrell, Mrs. Evelyn Thomas and Mrs. Elberta Harvey, all of Dallas;
Mrs. Vickie Looney, El Paso, and Mrs. Georgia Phelan of Mountain
Center, Calif.; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Vernon George Bolleter
July 19, 1889 – Jan 8, 1927
OIL MAN DIES HERE AFTER ILLNESS OF SEVERAL DAYS
Vernon G. Bolleter, aged 37 years, died in the Navarro county
hospital at 3:20 o’clock Saturday morning following an illness of
eight days He was an engineer in the employ of the Gulf Oil Company
stationed near Tuckertown.
Surviving are his wife, parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Bolleter, Eagle
Pass, Texas; four brothers, Clarence Bolleter, Rio Grande City;
Cyril Bolleter, Lufkin; Arthur Bolleter, Fort Worth, Francis
Bolleter, Portland, Oregon; three sisters, Mrs. Douglas Lanier,
Houston; Mrs. Katherine McCoy, Eagle Pass; Mrs. Wallace Seckaly,
Mr. Bolleter was a veteran of the World War, being a captain in the
144th infantry, Forty-Sixth Division. He was stationed at Fort Sill,
No funeral arrangements had been made at press hour Saturday
afternoon pending the arrival of relatives.
- h/o Nona (Colbert) Bolleter - s/o Theodore John Bolleter and Amanda
(Levicia (Turner) Bolleter
- Burial: Death certificate shows Eagle Pass Texas
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light – Tuesday, Jan 11,1927
- Submitted by Karen Rost
Hal Wyche Greer
Feb 16, 1851 – Aug 31, 1923
JUDGE HAL W. GREER DIES AT BEAUMONT
BEAUMONT, Texas. Aug. 31 – Judge Hal W. Greer, 72 years old, dean of
the Jefferson County bar, died at his residence here at 1:30 o’clock
Friday afternoon following a stroke of apoplexy at 8 o’clock
Hal Wyche Greer was born in Holly Springs, Miss., Feb 16, 1851 and
received his early education in the district schools of Mississippi.
His mother, Mary Autrey Greer, a daughter of Major Milcajah Autrey,
taught him literature and the English classics in the home during
reconstruction days, the family fortunes having been dissipated in
the war between the States.
He studied law and was admitted to the bar in Memphis, Tenn., in
1871, where in January, 1882, he was married to Miss Sarah Graham
Irby and moved with his bride to practiced law and was for a time
District Attorney and engaged in the newspaper business.
Four children were born to the union, all of whom are living. They
are Hal Irby Greer and Mrs. Frank T. Higgins of Beaumont; Mrs. A. C.
Hamilton of Laredo, and James M. Greer of New York, City.
Two brothers, Judge James M. Greer of Beaumont and D. Edmond Greer
of Houston, also survive.
During Judge Greer’s residence in Beaumont from 1884 to 1923 he
served repeatedly by special appointment as District Judge.
- Dallas Morning News – Sep 1, 1923
- Submitted by Karen Rost
- Burial: Magnolia Cemetery , Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX
John Lane Ingram
July 24, 1879 - Dec 18, 1929
FROST MAN DIES
FOLLOWING BEING STRUCK BY AUTO
ACCIDENT OCCURRED EARLY TUESDAY EVENING ON WEST SEVENTH AVENUE
John L. Ingram, aged 45, of
Frost, was fatally injured about 6
o'clock Thursday when he was
struck by an automobile driven by
Mrs. Paul Kessinger at the intersection
of West Seventh avenue
and South Fourteenth street.
He was rushed to the Corsicana
Hospital and Clinic Immediately
after the accident but succumbed of his injuries about 3 o’clock Wednesday morning. He is survived by
a wife and three children.
Funeral services were held at
the Baptist church at Frost at 3:30
o’clock Wednesday afternoon with
Rev. N. L. Range, Baptist minister and Rev. W. W. Richeson, Methodist minister, conducting the rites.
The deceased had brought a
herd of mules to Corsicana Tuesday
afternoon for J. A. Ledford of Frost, and was mounted on a horse
the accident occurred at the street
intersection. Ingram was going north on Fourteenth street and Mrs.
Kessinger was traveling east on West Seventh. Mrs. Kessinger swerved
her car in an effort to avoid a collision but could not avert the
crash. The horse was not badly injured.
Only a slight chance of recovery was given the victim from the
beginning as attending surgeons diagnosed his injuries as a
shattered jaw and nose, fractured skull, concussion of the brain,
front teeth knocked out, severe cuts and lacerations about the head,
face and thighs.
The body was removed to Frost early Wednesday morning by Beene
Brothers, Frost undertakers.
Louisa (Green) Meadors
Mar 13, 1856 - Feb 6, 1929
AGED FROST WOMAN DIED WEDNESDAY; IS
FROST. Feb. 7.—(Spl.)—Funeral
services for Mrs. Louisa Meadors,
aged 74 years, who died at her
home one mile east of here Wednesday
evening at 6:30, were held
Thursday afternoon at 3:30 at the
Baptist church with Rev. N. L.
Range, officiating. Burial was in
the Frost cemetery.
Surviving are three sons. Arthur
Meadors. Frost; Clarence Meadors,
Frost; Will Meadors, Cleburne; five
daughters, Mrs. John Jackson, of
Frost: Mrs. Jode Shepard, Frost;
Mrs. Herbert Ryan, Frost; Mrs. D.
Fitzgerald. Blooming Grove; Mrs.
Albert Gray, Mexia, and a number
Robert Lee Way
Jan 11, 1868 - Jun 5, 1929
FARMER DIED THERE
FROST, June 6.—(SP)—R. L.
Way, age 62, prominent farmer and
resident of this section of the
county all his life, died at his home
about three miles south of town
Wednesday night following a long
illness. Funeral services were held
Thursday afternoon at the First
Methodist church here and were
conducted by Rev. J. W. Cowan, pastor.
Surviving are two sons, Earl Way
and Tom Way. Frost; four daughters,
Mrs. Lillle Harding, Frost;
Mrs. Annie Shipman, Corsicana;
Mrs. R. W. Bell, Corsicana; Mrs.
Agnes Knott, Frost and number of
Beene Bros., local undertakers,
had charge of the funeral.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
Thursday, June 6, 1929
Robert Lee Way was born in
Dooley county, Ga. Jan. 11, 1867,
and died at his home near Frost,
Texas, June 5, 1929.
He came with his parents from
his native state to Texas at the
age of three years, and had lived
in the community of Frost ever
since. His father, Rev. J. G. Way
was for many years a faithful and
useful local preacher in the Methodist
He was happily married to Miss
Alice Lowe, Sept. 10, 1890. To this
union thirteen children were born,
six of whom, with their mother,
live to mourn their irreparable
loss. He is survived also by ten
grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters.
Lee Way was a genuinely good
man. His sterling qualities won the
confidence and esteem of all who knew him. He was a devout Christian
and sought to regulate his life according to the Golden Rule. He was
an upright and useful citizen, a faithful friend, a devoted husband
and a kind, patient and indulgent father.
In his youth he surrendered his life to the service of Christ and
united with the Methodist church, and lived a consistent, faithful
and useful member until his death. For a number of years he filled
offices of honor and trust in the church.
He was a patient sufferer. His last illness was long and severe. For
more than five months he bravely struggled for the mastery over the
grim disease that finally overcame him. But when the death angel
came he was ready to go. He died in great peace. We know where to
find him. May the all sustaining grace of the kind Father in whom he
trusted be all sufficient for the bereaved ones.
J. W. C.
Alva Mason "Ad" Keathley
Aug 19, 1876 - Apr 19, 1929
PROMINENT NAVARRO COUNTY FARMER DIED HERE FRIDAY NIGHT
A. M. KEATHLEY WILL BE
BURIED AT FROST SUNDAY
A. M. Keathley, 52, farmer, who
resides just south of the Corsicana
Country Club, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Friday
night at 10.15 o'clock following an
operation Thursday and the funeral
services will be held at the
Methodist church at Frost Sunday
afternoon at 2.30 and interment
will be made in the Frost cemetery.
Prior to moving to Corsicana
three years ago, Mr. Keathley had
resided in the Frost community for
a number of years.
He was born in Tennessee, but
came to Texas when a small lad.
He lived at Irene, Hill county, for
several years, and came to Navarro
county 37 years ago where he
resided since with the exception of
one year spent in West Texas.
The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Walter Griffith,
Methodist minister, Corsicana, and Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the
First Methodist church, Corsicana.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Maurice Keathley, Corsicana;
Herman Keathley, Dallas; two daughters, Misses Evelyn and Frances
Keathley, both of Corsicana; five brothers, Anthony Keathley, Garden
City, Texas; Hamp Keathley, Frost; Henry Keathley, Frost; Malvin
Keathley, Barry; Wesley Keathley, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Nettie
Green, Hereford, Texas.
All of the family with the exception of Mrs. Green were here
Saturday morning and she is expected to arrive in time for the
The funeral will be directed by Beene Bros. of Frost, assisted by
the Corley-McMahon Funeral home of Corsicana.
FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR A. M. KEATHLEY
ONE OF LARGEST CORTEGES IN HISTORY OF COUNTY FOLLOWED BODY TO FROST
One of the longest funeral corteges in the history of Navarro county
escorted the remains of A.M. Keathley, aged 52, Corsicana farmer,
who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Friday-night after a
short illness, to their final resting place in the Frost cemetery
Friday afternoon. More than 150 cars were in the procession.
Final rites were held in the Frost Baptist church with Dr. F. P.
Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. Walter
Griffith officiating. The Masonic fraternity had charge of the
services at the grave. Only a small portion of the crowd could be
accommodated in the church.
The deceased had been a resident of Corsicana for about three years,
moving here from Frost. He had been a resident of the county for
more than 37 years.
He is survived by his wife, two sons, Maurice Keathley of Corsicana,
and Herman Keathley of Dallas; two daughters, Misses Evelyn and
Francis Keathley of Corsicana; five brothers, Anthony Keathley,
Garden City. Texas; Hamp Keathley, Frost; Henry Keathley,
Frost, Malvin Keathley, Barry; Wesley Keathley, Corsicana; one
sister, Mrs. Nettie Green, Hereford, Texas.
The funeral was directed by Beene Brothers of Frost, assisted by
Corley-McMahon Funeral Home of Corsicana.
Active pallbearers were J. L. Halbert, R. J. Jackson, S. W. Burdine,
E. E. Babers, Boyce Martin, S. J. Jackson, W. M. Huff and George W
Mary Susie (Grant) Stephenson
Dec 5, 1878 - Aug 23, 1929
WOMAN DIED FRIDAY MORNING IN WACO
FROST, Aug. 23.—(SP)—Mrs. H.
H. Stepenson, age about 48, died
Friday morning at 9:35 in a sanitarium
after an illness of two weeks
following an operation. Beene
Bros., local undertakers, will bring
the body back here for burial. Funeral
arrangements have not been
Surviving are her husband, Dr.
H. H. Stephenson, three daughters;
Mrs. Noel Hollingsworth, Mexia;
Mrs. Mack Shelby, Winnsboro;
Miss Margurite Stephenson, Frost
and one son, Henry Harrison Stephenson, Frost. A brother, Dr. Grant
at Bardwell also survives.
Mrs. Stephenson was prominently
identified with church work in
this city being one of the leaders
in the Methodist church. She was
teacher of the W. F. C. class. She
was also prominently identified
with the Eastern Star.
FROST WOMAN WAS
DIED WACO FRIDAY
FROST, Aug. 24.—(SP)—Funeral
services for Mrs. H. H. Stephenson,
about 48, wife of Dr. H. H.
Stephenson, who died in a Waco
hospital Friday morning at 9:35
o'clock following an illness of two
weeks and an operation, were held
at Frost Saturday afternoon at 3
Mrs. Stephenson was prominently
identified with the church and
Eastern Star activities in Frost for
a number of years. Prior to moving to Frost, the family resided in
Irene and Emmett for a number
Surviving are her husband, three
daughters, Mrs. Noel Hollingsworth
of Mexia; Mrs. Mack Shelby, of
Winnsboro, and Miss Margurite
Stephenson, Frost; one son, Henry
Harrison Stephenson. Frost; one
brother, Dr. Grant, Bardwell, and
George Washington Hardy
1859 - Oct 21, 1947
FORMER CORSICANA ATTORNEY, OIL MAN DIES IN SHREVEPORT
GEORGE W. HARDY, 88, RELATIVE OF LATE RUFUS HARDY, SR.
George W. Hardy, aged 88 years, a former Corsicana attorney and oil
man, died in Shreveport Tuesday following an extended illness,
according to information received here. Funeral rites were held at
A native of Athens, Texas, and a member of the first graduating
class of Texas A&M College, hardy practiced law here and once served
as district attorney of the Thirteenth Judicial District Court when
it embraced Navarro, Limestone and Freestone counties. He was a
cousin of the late Rufus Hardy, Sr., attorney, former district judge
and congressman from the Sixth Texas district for 16 years before
his voluntary retirement.
Hardy was a lieutenant-colonel in the Fourth Texas Volunteer
Infantry during the Spanish-American War and later became colonel of
the Third Texas Volunteer Infantry. He was active in the Spindletop
oil boom in Beaumont about the turn of the century and later served
as general counsel for the Teas company.
Survivors include a son George W. Hardy, Jr., judge of the Northwest
Louisiana Circuit Court of Appeals, and a daughter, Mrs. Greenwood
Brinkman both of Shreveport.
Hue Lynn Hillis Sr.
May 24, 1920 – Feb 20, 2012
Hue Lynn Hillis Sr. of Dawson was born May 24, 1920 to Mr. and Mrs.
Augusta Hillis in Dawson and left this world on Feb. 20, 2012 at the
age of 91.
Mr. Hillis was a lifelong resident of the Dawson area where he
farmed and ranched. He proudly served his country in the United
States Army Air Corps during World War II where he spent over 33
months in the South Pacific.
Mr. Hillis was preceded in death by his parents; his three brothers
and one sister, Abe Broughton, Clyce Broughton and Hershel Broughton
and Bill Wileman; his son-in-law, James Alfred Morris and two
nephews, Jim P. Broughton and Huck Castleberry.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Opal Hillis; one son, Hue
Lynn Hillis Jr. and wife, Cindy of Buffalo; one daughter, Linda
Hillis Morris of Dawson; three grandchildren, Rachel and Preston
McGinnis of Henderson, Trey Hills, who is proudly serving his
country in the United States Navy, and Alex Morris, Jr. of Dawson;
one great-granddaughter, Charlotte Reese McGinnis of Henderson;
three nephews, George and Pat Broughton, Joe and Dot Broughton and
Ben and Karen Broughton; two nieces, Donna Hart and husband, Bobby
of Childress and Wannie Lee Castleberry of Childress and numerous
great nephews and nieces.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb.
22 at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Wade Funeral
Chapel with Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating. His final resting
place will be at Dawson Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Nesmith, Mark Mitchell, Heath Chasteen,
Kenneth Golden, Tim Sanders, Tony Taylor, Collins Bumpers, Dan
Nesmith and Don Nesmith.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Turner, Norman Summers, A.J.
Renfro, Buel Lee Hagle, Kenneth Bumpers, Ray Woods and Pete Chasteen.
Memorials may be made to Dawson Cemetery, P.O. Box 126, Dawson,
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.
James H. Davis
Apr 7, 1925 – Feb 20, 2012
James H. Davis completed his dedicated Christian life on this earth
Feb. 20, 2012. He was born in Honey Grove, Texas on April 7, 1925 to
Henry Luther and Naomi (Wilkins) Davis.
He held a Masters Degree in Education and was a member of the
Retired Teachers Association where he served as President of both
the local chapter as well as the district. “Jim” served his Lord
faithfully and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mount
Pleasant where he served as a Deacon. He was elected to the Texas
Silver Haired Legislature, and worked as a Volunteer Marketing
Specialist, an insurance agent for Farm Bureau as well as a Driver
Safety Program for AARP.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Jim leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Maeda (Karey) Davis of
Mount Pleasant, Texas; his son, Brian and his wife Beverly of The
Woodlands; his two daughters, Vicki and her husband Jim Pennington
of Vernon, and Robin and her husband Stuart Alsop of Dallas; as well
as three grandchildren, Andrew Pennington of Vernon, James Aaron and
Casey Davis of Sachse and Shannon Smith of Wichita Falls. He also
leaves his brother Woodrow and his wife Mildred Davis of Amarillo,
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant, Texas.
Services for Jim are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 at
the First Baptist Church. Dr. Clint Davis will officate. He will be
laid to rest at the Justiss Cemetery.
The family request that memorial donations be made to the American
Jane (Hodges) Schreiber-Payne
July 27, 1922 – Feb 17, 2012
Hodges Schreiber Payne, age 89, of Temple died Friday, Feb.
17, 2012 at an assisted living facility in Corsicana. She
died peacefully knowing the certainty of the resurrection
and an everlasting life.
She was born in Falls County, Texas in 1922 to J. Fred and
Ethel Quinn Hodges. Her early years were spent in
Burlington, Texas where her parents were teachers in a
two-room schoolhouse. With this experience, she began her
lifelong love of education. After high school in Rosebud,
she attended and graduated from Texas Woman’s University in
Denton with her teaching degree. During World War II, she
contributed to the war effort by working in the shipyards in
Houston. While the war was horrible, an enduring memory of
hers was how this country uinted as one to preserve liberty
in the world.
In 1945, she married Lester B. Schreiber, and lived in
Topeka, Kan., Temple, and then San Antonio. She loved
children and had a fruitful career as a teacher and later as
a school counselor. To further her education, she earned her
masters degree from Our Lady of the Lake College in San
Antonio. After Lester’s retirement, they returned to Temple
and she retired from the Belton school district in 1982.
They then traveled together, especially enjoying Europe,
Western Canada, and Alaska. Lester died in 1993. She married
Harold Payne in 1995, and they enjoyed 14 years of travel,
bridge, dominoes and friends, he died in 2009. Jane was
blessed to have two men in her life that loved her dearly.
Jane provided selfless care to both during extended
Faith was a vital part of her life and she was an active
member of the First United Methodist Church in Temple.
Jane is survived by two children, James Schreiber and wife
Mary and Kathryn Huffman and husband Lonnie; six
grandchildren, Lisa Nathan and husband Rodney, Joseph
Schreiber and wife Shavonnah, Nelson Clausen and wife Erika,
Christopher Clausen and wife Samantha, Laura Hooper and
husband Phil, and Cindy Schreiber; and six
great-grandchildren, Hallie Loudermilk, Hanna Clausen, Tommy
Nathan, Jimmy Hooper, Kaitlyn Nathan and Harper Clausen.
They will miss their Oma/Moma.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at
Scanio-Harper Funeral Home, Temple.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23,
2012 at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home with Rev. Hubert Austin
officiating. Entombment will follow at Bellwood Memorial
Arrangements by Scanio Harper Funeral Home, Temple.
Jimmie Charles Harris
Nov 23, 1938 – Feb 18, 2012
Jimmie Charles Harris passed from this life at age 73, Saturday,
Feb. 18, 2012 at his home in Blooming Grove.
He was born Nov. 23, 1938 in Corsicana to James E. Harris and
Margaret DeRusha Harris. He was a self-employed welder.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Harris of Blooming Grove;
children, Terry Harris and wife Jennifer of Grandview, Tony Harris
and wife Penny of Frost, Tracy Helfferich and husband Jim of Sulfer
Springs, Cassidy Stoecklain and husband Aubrey of Huntsville, Denise
Ruiz and husband Steve of Corsicana and Danny Harris and wife Anette
of Carthage and 14 grandchildren.
Visitation was held Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Gloria Faye (Andrews) Wells
Jan 25, 1927 - Oct 19, 2009
Gloria Faye (Andrews) Wells, 82, of Buffalo passed away Monday, Oct.
19, 2009. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at
Liberty Hill Cemetery near Dawson and Lake Navarro Mills with the
Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating. Arrangements by Wade
Funeral Home, Hubbard.
Mar 17, 1918 - Mar 7, 2009
Nelva Fowler passed away Saturday, March 7, 2009, in Round Rock.
Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Service will follow at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will
be at Oakwood Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
May 15, 1923 - May 13, 2009
Roy Edgar Jordan, 85, of Mesquite passed away Wednesday, May 13,
2009, at Christian Care Center in Mesquite. Graveside services will
be 10 a.m. Saturday at
Oakwood Cemetery with Ray Hunter, pulpit minister at Christian
Care Center, officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Sept 21, 1938 - Jan 17, 2009
James Lee Donelson, 70, of Kerens passed away Saturday, January 17,
2009, in Corsicana. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Corley
Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at
Oakwood Cemetery with
Major Charles Anderson officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral
Eileen Faye (Redden) Brandon-Stone
Sept 14, 1934 - Mar 13, 2009
Eileen Faye (Redden) Stone, 74, of Billings, Mont., passed away
March 13, 2009, at her residence. She was cremated. Interment was
held April 10, at Oakwood
Cemetery in Corsicana. Memorial service was held April 11 at
Eastern Hills Church of Christ in Athens. Arrangements by Michelotti-Sawyers
Mortuary, Billings, Mont.
Sept 7, 1919 - Apr 8, 2009
Thelma Lee Vaughan, 89, of Gilmer passed away Wednesday, April 8,
2009, in Gilmer. Graveside services will be noon Saturday, April 11,
at Oakwood Cemetery in
Corsicana. Arrangements by Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home, Gilmer.
Joseph Mahoney Greenlee Sr.
Sep 9, 1912 – Jun 29, 2007
Joseph “Joe” Mahoney Greenlee Sr., died on June 29, 2007, at the age
of 94. Born Sept. 9, 1912, in Corsicana, he was the son of John
William and Katherine Mahoney Greenlee. His wife, the former Mary
Francis “Lamb” Steck, died in July 1986.
Mr. Greenlee moved to Lubbock from Houston in 1959. He had graduated
from The University of Texas at Austin where he was a track
letterman and a member of Phi delta Theta Fraternity. In Lubbock,
Mr. Greenlee was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and served
on the vestry and as junior warden. He was also vice president of
the United Fund, a director on the board of the Lubbock Country
Club, and a member of Texas Tech Museum Association and the Texas
Golf Association. Mr. Greenlee served as the Lubbock County
Republican Party chairman and received the party’s Lincoln Award in
Mr. Greenlee is survived by one daughter, Paula Greenlee of San
Jose, Calif.; one son, Joseph Mahoney Greenlee Jr. of Austin; and
three grandchildren, Russell Bryant Barber, Thomas Steck Barber and
Lucinda Steck Greenlee.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at
Oakwood Cemetery in
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in
Mr. Greenlee’s name.
Arrangements by Rix Funeral Directors, Lubbock.
Jeane (Walker) Dickson
Feb 28, 1943 – July 11, 2007
Dorothy “Dottie” Jeane Walker Dickson, 64, of Corsicana passed away
Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church
with Dr. David Edwards and B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment
will be at Oakwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Dickson was born Feb. 28, 1943, in Dallas. She was a member of
First Baptist Church where she was involved with Team Kids,
Community Bible Study and Delta Kappa Gamma. She taught school for
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lynn and Othella Walker.
Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Jim Dickson of Corsicana;
daughter and son-in-law, Kellie and David Driver of Corsicana, and
grandchildren, Kate and Drake; daughter, Kristin Tarrant of Houston;
sister, Carol Parker of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; brother, Don Walker
of Phenix City, Ala.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces,
nephews, other family and friends.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Mildred (Humphries) Spence
Apr 14, 1922 - Oct 8, 2010
Mildred Humphries Spence, resident of Waxahachie, passed away on
Friday, October 8, 2010 at the age of 88 in Waxahachie. She was born
on April 14, 1922 in Corsicana to Don L. Humphries and Ora Head
Humphries. Mrs. Spence worked with her husband for a number of years
in his construction business and was a member of the Northside
Church of Christ in Waxahachie.
She was preceded in death by her husband Roland Spence in 1988.
Survivors include nephew Robert Humphries. Great nephews Kyle and
Kirk Humphries and great great niece Keira Humphries and great great
nephew Aiden Humphries.
Graveside services were held on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 1 p.m.
at Oakwood Cemetery in
Arrangements by Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home - Corsicana.
Frances Jane (Bryant) Edens
Sept 1, 1912 - Oct 10, 2010
Mrs. Frances Bryant Edens, 98, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday,
Oct. 10, 2010, in Corsicana. Graveside services will be 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at
Oakwood Cemetery with Mr. Ron Motley officiating.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
A. “Jim” Whitehead
Mar 4, 1922 - Aug 23, 2010
James A. “Jim” Whitehead, 88, of Cedar Creek Lake passed away Aug.
23, 2010, in Corsicana. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 23. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside
services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24 at
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Carolyn (Barker) Jordan
Apr 10, 1929 - Aug 4, 2007
Carolyn Barker Jordan, 78, of San Antonio passed away Saturday, Aug.
4, 2007, in Bosque County. Funeral services are 11 a.m. today at
Corley Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Oct 15, 1895 - Feb 8, 1975
FROST-Funeral services are pending with Bradley Funeral Home in
Frost for Mrs. Ollie Calhoun, life-long resident of Frost, who died
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, February 9, 1975
FROST — Services were to be today at 2 p.m. at the Frost Baptist
Church for Miss Ollie
Calhoun, 79, resident of Frost, who died Saturday afternoon in the
Italy Nursing Home.
Rev. Mike Smith, was to officiate with burial to follow at
Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home in Frost.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Dee Williams of Pittsburg, Tex.
and Miss Ila Calhoun of Italy, three nieces and two nephews.
Pallbearers include Clay Reed, Burt Howell, Arnold Armstrong, F.S.
Malone, Truitt Green and Joe Brown.
Oct 3, 1889 - Apr 21, 1973
FROST—Funeral services were to be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Frost
Baptist Church for Miss Pearl May Calhoun, 83, lifelong Frost
resident who died Saturday in the Italy Convalescent Home.
The Rev. James Alldridge, pastor, was to officiate, assisted by the
Rev. D. P. Cagle. Burial
was to be in the Frost Cemetery under the direction of McCormick
Funeral Home of Frost.
She was a member of the Frost Baptist Church.
Surviving are sisters Miss Ila Calhoun and Miss Ollie Calhoun, both
of Frost, and Mrs. Dee Williams of. Pittsburg, Texas; three nieces
and two nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Clay Reed, Coleman Ponder, James Brown,
Carrol Young, Joe Brown and F.S. Malone.
Mattie Louisa (White)
Aug 12, 1890 - Nov 13, 1975
HUBBARD — Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Eubanks
Funeral Home Chapel
for Mrs. Mattie Louise Childers, 85, resident of Hubbard, who died
at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Oakview Manor Nursing Home in Hubbard.
The Rev. Earl Hardy will officiate, and burial will be at
Survivors include two granddaughters, Mrs. Nancy Pruess of Ganado,
and MissLinda Childers of Houston; two great-grandchildren, and a
brother, C. W. White of Hubbard.
She was a resident of Hubbard most of her life.
William Arthur Childers
Mar 12, 1890 - Feb 16, 1959
W. A. Childers Rites Tuesday
W. A. Childers, 68, long-time Hubbard resident, native of Frost,
died at his home Monday.
He was in the lumber business in Hubbard and Mt. Calm.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hubbard
Surviving are his wife of Hubbard; two grandchildren, a sister, and
abt. 1889 - Jan. 16, 1929
Woman Died Here
After Long Illness .
Mrs. Sarah O'Neil, aged 40 years, died at the Navarro county
hospital Wednesday at noon following a lingering illness and the
body was taken to the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors to await
It is probable that the funeral will be held at Frost.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wednesday, Jan 16, 1929
Mrs. Sarah O'Neil
Buried at Frost
The body of Mrs. Sarah O'Neil, aged 40 years, who died at the
Navarro county hospital Wednesday at noon, was sent to Frost, where
interment was made Thursday by the Sutherland Undertaking Company.