Nov 14, 1924 - Aug 24, 1956
J. W. Hollifield
BLOOMING GROVE, Aug. 27—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held at the
Brushie Methodist Church Sunday at 2:30 p.m. for J. W. Hollifield,
31, former resident of Blooming Grove who was killed in a truck auto
crash near Bryan last Friday night.
Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist Church, conducted the
service. Burial was in the
Hollifield had resided in Beaumont for several years.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marie Hollifield, Beaumont; two
sons, Jimmy Eugene and Robin Lee; a daughter Frances Jean; father,
Jack Hollifield, Frost; two step-brothers, Preston Grounds, Dallas
and S-Sgt. Roy Grounds, Jr., U. S. Air Force; a sister, Mrs. Betty
Beaty, Covington, Texas; grandmother, Mrs. N. R. Hollifield, Purdon,
and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Curtis Hollifield, Leroy Ewing, Dorsey McGraw, J.
D. Hollifield, Herman Sowell, Harold Hollifield.
McCormick Funeral Home directed.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Monday, Aug 27, 1956
- Submitted by
- Death cert. says Frost, Texas but it is Brushie Prairie
- h/o Marie (unk) Hollifield s/o Jack Hollifield and Ella
Sep 11, 1929 - Jul 3, 2009
Billie Eugene Cook, 79, of Richland passed away July 3, 2009.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, July 6, at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m.
Tuesday, July 7, at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton
Sep 16, 1950 - Sep 6, 2010
Jesus Manuel Loya, 59, of Corsicana, passed away on Monday, Sept. 6,
2010 in Haskell County. Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. on
Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of
Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, at
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Danilo Ramos
officiating. Interment will be in
Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Aug 12, 1921 - Sep 26, 2009
Evelyn Pearl Pinson, 88, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Sept.
26, 2009, in Corsicana. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 29, at
Cemetery in Retreat with Rev. Dan Rogers officiating.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Nov 3, 1921 - Feb 7, 2009
James Boyd, 87, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 in
Ennis. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at
Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Arrangements by
Corley Funeral Home.
Elzie Vera (Hill) McCrory
Jan 10, 1912 – Mar 23, 2012
Elzie Vera (Hill) McCrory, born Jan. 10, 1912, in Bardwell, Texas
and resident of Purdon for many years, passed away Friday, March 23,
2012. At the age of 100, she was currently the oldest resident at
Heritage Oaks-West Nursing Center.
Elzie was preceded in death by her father and mother, James Andrew
Hill and Martha Ann (Brown) Hill, nine brothers and sisters,
husband, Johnie McCrory, daughter, Doris Ann, and son, Johnie, Jr.,
daughter-in-law, Elizabeth (Farmer) McCrory, and grandson, Kevin
She is survived by her son, Oscar, of Purdon, and daughter, Nancy
Armstrong and her husband, Strain Armstrong, of Liberty Hill, three
grandchildren, Mike McCrory, Jenifer (Blackmon) and Josh Armstrong
and five great grandchildren, Brett, Morgan, and Jason McCrory and
Brody and Bailey Blackmon, great-great granddaughter Kinley McCrory
and a host of nephews and nieces.
Elzie was a long time member of the Purdon Baptist Church. She was a
retired state employee having worked for many years at the former
Corsicana State Home. She had also been an occasional seasonal
worker at the Collin Street Bakery.
Visitation will be at Corley Funeral Home from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday,
March 24, 2012.
There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2012
at Pattison Cemetery,
Emhouse, Texas, with Pastor Dan Layne officiating. Pall bearers will
be her son, Oscar, son-in-law, Strain Armstrong, grandsons, Mike
McCrory, and Josh Armstrong, grandson-in-law, Tom Blackmon, and
great grandsons, Brett and Jason McCrory and Brody Blackmon.
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff at
Heritage Oaks-West Nursing Center and a very special thanks to “the
card lady,” Genell Permenter, for all those sweet, up-lifting cards
she has sent so religiously every week of Elzie's approximate five
Memorials may be made to the Pattison Cemetery Association in care
of Jane Harris at 8265 NWCR 1250, Corsicana, Texas 75110.
April 4, 1951 - Mar 23, 2012
Sharon Rollins, age 62, of Corsicana passed away Friday, March 23,
2012 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation with the family will
be Monday, March 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at
Cemetery in Retreat.. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Aug 16, 1937 – Mar 22, 2012
Qubty, 74, died Wednesday, March 22, 2012, surrounded by
family and friends. He enjoyed spending time with others and
helping those around him. Whether it was a new employee,
church member or neighbor, he never met a stranger.
Farouk was born August 16, 1937, in Nazareth, Israel to Abdo
and Matee Qubty and was the youngest of eight children. He
moved to the U.S. in 1958 to attend Wayland Baptist
University, but then transferred to Abilene Christian
University where he graduated with a BA in Business. Soon
after, he returned to Nazareth and founded the first Church
of Christ in Israel. Farouk was an active minister there for
several years and a high school principal just outside of
Nazareth in a small town called Eilaoun. When finished with
his service, he returned to the states and eventually moved
to Corsicana in 1970. He was an active member of the
community and was involved in organizations such as Rotary
Club, Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce and the Masonic
Lodge. In addition, he was a member of the Texas State Guard
and was a Chaplain and retired as a Major.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years Samia, five children,
Dr. Johnny Qubty and his wife Diane, LeAnn Buck and her
husband Richard, Cindy Stack and her husband Johnny, Melody
Sullivan and her husband Daniel, Dr. William Qubty, eight
grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home on
Sunday, March 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. The service will be on
Monday, March 26 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel at
11 a.m. Serving as pallbearers will be David Brown, Bobby
Compton, Joe Glass, Bob Harper, Gene McDougald and Dickie
Russell. Burial will follow at
Officiated by Sam Dilbeck.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude's
Hospital @stjude.org or 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis,
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Jun 21, 1918 - Mar 24, 2012
Dorothy Dedmon Smith, 93, of Corsicana passed away on
Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Navarro Regional Hospital in
She was born June 21, 1918, in McAlester, Okla. to parents,
Drew and Ella Dedmon.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Daniel
Smith; parents, Drew and Ella Dedmon; and nine brothers and
She is survived by her daughter, Marsha Singleton and
husband Dr. Randall P. of San Antonio; son, Jeff Smith and
wife Susan of Barry; daughters, Karen Sheppard and husband
John of Barry, and Janet Smith of Corsicana; grandsons,
Scott Singleton and wife Alison of San Antonio, Glen Smith
of Kemp, and Paul Sheppard of Denver, Colo.; granddaughters,
Elizabeth Singleton of Crested Butte, Colo., Gayle Williams
and husband Chuck of Corsicana, Jane Sheppard of Austin,
Anna Sheppard of Conway, Ark., and Christy Nutt of
Corsicana. She is also survived by seven
great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and
Visitation with the family was held on Monday, March 26,
2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March
27, 2012, at the
Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Mike
Memorial Contributions may be made to First United Methodist
Church of Corsicana at 320 N. 15th Street, Corsicana, Texas
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Mar 27, 1939 - Mar 25, 2012
Mary Sue Prickett, 72, of Silver City passed away March 25, 2012.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. No
memorial service is scheduled at this time. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton
- Corsicana Daily Sun- Monday, Mar 26, 2012
- w/o James Prickett; d/o Santos Rodriguez & Francesca
- Submitted by Karen Rost
Jan 28, 1848 – Dec 26, 1930
AGED RESIDENT OF CORSICANA PASSED AWAY FRIDAY NIGHT
Mrs. Frances More, aged 82 years, native of Mississippi, and
resident of Corsicana the last few years, died at the residence of
Mrs. Ida Harwell, 1430 West First avenue, Friday night, about 10
o’clock after a long illness, and the funeral was held from the
Harwell residence Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment
in the Hopewell cemetery.
The funeral services ere conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of
the Eleventh avenue Methodist church, assisted by Rev. J. Howard
Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.
Surviving are one son, C. A. Moore, Navarro ; one daughter, Mrs.
Nettie Harper, Wolfe City; and a number of grandchildren.
Pallbearers were J. L. Jackson, C. S. Wood, Orrin Goodwin, Watson
Goodwin, Lonnie Hosch and J. Y. Stewart.
The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.
Alma Lee (Hopkins) Thompson
Jul 28, 1924 – Apr 14, 2010
Funeral services for Alma Lee Thompson, age 85, of Corsicana are
scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at Autry Funeral Home Chapel
in Frankston with the Rev. Randy Richter and the Rev. George Folmar
officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in
Mrs. Thompson passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2010, in Corsicana.
She was born July 28, 1924 in Van.
Mrs. Thompson was a member of the Assembly of God and was formerly fountain manager at Carter Drug Store in Dallas and cook at Tejas
Café in Dallas.
She was preceded in death by her father, Author LeeRoy Hopkins; mother, Allie Alma Hopkins-Davis; daughter, Jodie Miller; and
husband, James W. Thompson.
Survivors include sons, J.W. Smiley and wife Georgia of Frankston and Roy Dean Smiley of Seagoville; daughters, Joan Marie Smiley of
Corsicana, Judy Kay Harry and husband Benny of Retreat and Kathy Ann Swindle and husband Jimmy of Corsicana; sisters, Fayrene Tiner of
Tyler and Bonnie Holesomeback Dean of Frankston; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jason Lee Cogan, Jason Kyle Perry, Harold Wayne
Miller, Cliff Pendley, Dewayne Farmer, Rudy Hernandez Jr., Jimmy Ray
Swindle Jr. and Randy Hernandez.
The family will receive friends from noon until service time on
Sunday, April 18, at Autry Funeral Home in Frankston.
Arrangements by Autry Funeral Home, Frankston.
Haskell "Woody" Woodall
Oct 3, 1938 - Aug 8, 2010
Haskell "Woody" Woodall, 71, of Hubbard, passed away Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at a Fort Worth hospital. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday,
Aug. 11, at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at Wade Funeral Home with the Rev.
Michael Green officiating. Interment will follow in Liberty Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.
"Woody" Woodall, 71, of Hubbard, passed away Sunday, August
8, 2010 at a Fort Worth hospital. Funeral services will be
10:00 am on Thursday, August 12 at Wade Funeral Home in
Hubbard with Rev. Michael Green officiating. Interment will
follow in Liberty Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Wednesday,
August 11 at the funeral home.
Woody was born October 3, 1938 in Hubbard to D.E. and Willie
Estelle (Webb) Woodall. His family moved to Limestone County
when he was young and he lived in the Mexia area until
moving to Houston. He worked for Brown and Root Construction
for over 30 years as a Chief Engineer/Mechanic. Woody
married Barbara Hinson Woodall in 1984 and they soon moved
to Union High where they lived until moving to Hubbard in
1999. He loved working in his yard and operated Woody's
Small Engine Repair Shop for many years. Woody adored his
nine children and his nine children adored him as well. He
also will be sorely missed by his beloved dog, Sara and his
cat, Miss Kitty.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers,
Alvie, Robert, Felix, D.R. and Odis and one sister, Faye
Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Barbara Woodall of
Hubbard; four sons, John Cassell and wife, Beverly of North
Richland Hills, Ronald Cassell and wife, Lynne of Lumberton,
Joe Parker and wife, Betty of Silsbee and Lance Parker and
partner, Steven of Wylie; five daughters, Barbara Jean
Frazier and husband, Lee of Dawson, Ginger Davis of
Grapevine, Alice Duncan of Grapevine, Lisa Barham and
husband, Paul of Southlake and Jodie Birkland and husband,
Duane of Orange; one sister, Geniva Walker of Mexia; 27
grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and
nephews and many, many friends.
- Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard, Tx.
- Submitted by
- h/o Barbara Ann (Hinson) Woodall; s/o Doctor Elvie
Alvin Roy Rachal
Nov 1, 1923 - Dec 19, 1996
Alvin R. Rachal, 73, of Tyler, died Dec. 19, 1996, at Hospice Home
Place of Tyler.
Visitation will be from 5-6:30 tonight at Burks Walker Tippit
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday
at Pollard United Methodist Church in Tyler, with Dr. Stan Copeland
officiating. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the
Cemetery in Corsicana.
Pallbearers are Mark Rachal, Dustin Rachal, Alan Nichols, Doug
Malone, John Gerber and Mike Hilliard. Honorary Pallbearers are Mark
Alan Nichols and Ryan Rachal.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Place of Tyler or Pollard
United Methodist Church.
Mr. Rachal was born Nov. 1, 1923, in Atlanta, La. He was a resident
of Tyler for 26 years. Mr. Rachal was a member of the Pollard United
Methodist Church. He was a Engineer for Southwestern Bell for 39
Mr. Rachal is survived by his wife, Ruth Kent Rachal of Tyler; son,
Mark L. Rachal of Garland; daughter, Kimberly R. Nichols of Tyler;
sister, Ann Gerber of Atlanta, La.; many nieces and nephews; and
Arrangements by Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
– Dec 20, 1996
- Submitted by Karen Rost
this obit states that he is buried in Corsicana Providence, but
there are no burials in the book later than 1950 and only a
handful at that. He might be at the one in Mildred...not sure.
Richard Allen “Dick” Gibbs
Mar 31, 1930 – Oct 1, 2010
Allen “Dick” Gibbs, 80, passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, in
Fairfield Nursing Home.
He was born March 31, 1930 in McHenry, Ill. to Russell and
Mr. Gibbs was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church in Corsicana. He worked at Athens Daily Review as a
photographer and sportswriter prior to working as sports
editor for 19 years at the Corsicana Daily Sun, and for 5
years at the Fairfield Recorder. He also published the
Richland Chambers Progress for five years. He served on the
Nominating Committee for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in
Waco. He was an avid golfer and fisherman.
Mr. Gibbs is survived by his wife, Claudine Gibbs; a son,
Steve Hall wife Cheryl; two daughters, Nancy Nichols, and
Natalie Cherry and husband Travis; a brother, Russell Gibbs;
and eight grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, with a
Rosary at 7 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home.
The funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana with
Father Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Margaret Louise (Fulkerson) Ransom-Grace
Feb 1, 1922 - Mar 29, 2012
Margaret Louise Grace, age 90, of Streetman, passed away on
Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.
She was born February 1, 1922 in Dallas to Vollie and Edgar
She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in St. Elmo and
a former member of Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Oak Cliff
and First Baptist Church in Dallas. She grew up in Oak Cliff
and graduated from Adamson High School in Oak Cliff. She
retired from Texas Power and Light Co. in 1985, after many
years of service.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, James
Ransom, who died in 1944 while serving in the army during
WWII; second husband, Warren Grace; her parents; and
brother, Edgar Fulkerson.
She is survived by her sons, Richard Grace and wife Kathy,
Thad Grace and wife Beth, and Jeff Grace and wife Maria;
four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother,
Charles Fulkerson; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be held at 6 to 8 p.m. on
Monday, April 2, 2012 at Corley Lakeside Chapel in
Streetman. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3,
2012 at New Hope Baptist Church in St. Elmo with Rev. Elton
McCann officiating. Burial will be at Restland Memorial Park
in Dallas with graveside services at 3 p.m. on Tuesday,
April 3, 2012.
Sep 11, 1912 - Mar 28, 2012
May Price Brown, beloved mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother, aunt, friend and neighbor passed
peacefully at the Kerens Care Center in Kerens on Wednesday,
March 28, 2012. She was 99, and formerly a resident of
Ethel was born Sept. 11, 1912 to Gertrude Ethel Cook Price
and Daniel Martin Price.
Ethel married Albert Joseph (Boots) Brown on April 3, 1937,
in Brownsburg, Ind. and they had two sons, John Albert Brown
and Thomas Joseph Brown. Following her husband's death,
Ethel went to work for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of
Indianapolis in the Communications Department and travel
with the Gabriel Awards. Ethel cherished her time working
for the church and the people she was able to work with and
meet. After 25 years, Ethel retired from the church and
remained in Indianapolis until 2008 when she moved to Texas
to live with her son T.J. and his family.
Ethel is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son
John, four brothers and one sister.
Survivors include a son, T. J. Brown and wife Dottie;
daughter-in-law, Lorraine Brown, wife of John Brown;
grandchildren, Tom Brown and wife Joyce, David Brown and
wife Kara, Christina Cozart and husband Thomas, Kimberly
Brown and Roberta Amsler; great grandchildren, Michael
Brown, Kristen Brown, Noah Brown, Reagan Brown, Alexander
Brown, Stacy King and Joseph Chartier.
Ethel will be missed greatly by her family and friends. She
was loved by many and always there for anyone who ever
needed her. Some people come and go in our lives; Ethel will
remain forever in our hearts. Ethel was ageless and had the
spirit of a lively enthusiastic 21-year-old and only her
body let her down. The family is deeply appreciative of the
care and concern they have received throughout this journey.
Ethel will be remembered for her strong faith, positive
outlook on life, devotion to her family and friends, and the
way she made people feel special. Ethel was one of God's
angels here on earth and touched the lives of many.
Friends and family are invited for visitation and a
celebration of Ethel's life between 4 and 8 p.m. Monday,
April 2, 2012, at the Conkle Funeral Home, 4925 W. 16th St.,
Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at St.
Christopher Catholic Church, 5301 W. 16th St., Indianapolis,
Graveside service will be following the Mass at Holy Cross
and Saint Joseph Cemetery.
Arrangements by Craig Jones Conkle Funeral Home,
Dale Farrell Jr.
Apr 13, 1960 – Mar 8, 2009
Farrell Jr., 48, of Colmesneil, passed away Sunday, March 8,
2009, at his residence.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the
Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral
Home Chapel in Corsicana. Interment will follow at
Dale was born April 13, 1960, to David Sr. and Jan Farish
Farrell in Corsicana. He was a longtime resident of Tyler
County and was a self-employed contractor.
Survivors include his wife, Paula Farrell of Colmesneil;
parents, David Sr. and Jan Farrell of Chester; grandmother,
Loree Palmeri of Chester; stepsons, Wes Wiler and wife
Reagan of Stillwater, Okla., and Kent Mitcham of Colmesneil;
stepdaughter, Ashley Ebach and husband Michael of Zavalla;
sisters and brothers-in-law, Cynthia and Ricky Tribble of
Chester, and Rebecca and Josh Smith of Wimberley; nephews,
Brandon Tribble and Christopher Tribble, both of Galveston.
Dale was a father figure to Max High.
Arrangements by Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home, Woodville.
Lela Pearline (Hopkins) Groves
July 20, 1915 - Feb 10, 2009
Lela Pearline Hopkins Groves was born July 20, 1915, near Eureka to
Dora and Roy Hopkins. She grew up in Corsicana, where she graduated
from Corsicana High School, and then attended C.I.A. in Denton.
After working in Dallas for several years, she met and married
Weldon Groves. Returning to Corsicana briefly, she taught piano
lessons with Mrs. Lottie Mansfield. They moved to Hamilton in 1945
where she taught piano for 40 years to several generations of
students. She was a member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers,
and was a longtime member of the First Methodist Church in Hamilton.
She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Groves of New York City, N.
Y., one sister, Videlle Frost of Dallas; a niece, Sherry Ellison of
College Station; and five nephews, Robert W. Terry of Evergreen,
Colo., Texas Terry of Crockett, Bill Gathright of Groesbeck, Randy
McDaniels of Ennis, and Jon Frost of Dallas.
Lela passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, in Clifton.
A visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Corley
Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Cal Hoffman officiating.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Jessie Mae Hancock
Oct 10, 1917 - Nov 13, 2010
Jessie Mae Hancock, 93, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Nov. 13,
2010, in Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Hancock; daughter,
Louetta Steelman; and two sons, Bo Hancock and Larry Hancock.
Mrs. Hancock is survived by her son, Mike Hancock of Corsicana;
daughter, Reta Hroza of Ennis; nine grandchildren; 15 great
grandchildren; 13 great great grandchildren; and a number of nieces
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at Paschal
Funeral Home in Kerens.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at
the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson
officiating. Interment will follow in the
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Mar 29, 1934 - Aug 25, 2010
Vance Layfield, 76, of Kerens died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at his
He was born March 29, 1934, and was a life long resident of Navarro
County. He was a member of Powell Baptist Church and was an avid
fisherman and sportsman. He loved and respected the great outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jester L. Layfield.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Beth Layfield; daughter, Phyllis
Layfield-Elliott and husband Mark of Tyler; he is also survived by a
grandson, Chad R. Elliott of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 at Paschal Funeral
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, in the
chapel of Paschal Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frank Upchurch,
officiating. Interment will follow in
Kerens Cemetery, with the Rev.
Thom Layfield, officiating. Pallbearers will be Ronald Van Speed,
Ronnie Speed, Bubba Layfield, Mark Elliott, Phyllis Elliott, Ken
Drain, Tim Drain and Bill Brown.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hand in Hand Hospice,
208 S. 31st St., Corsicana, TX 75110 or to the charity of your
John David Seale
Aug 28, 1984 - July 23, 2010
John David Seale 25, of Kerens passed away July 23, 2010 at Baylor
Hospital in Dallas. He was born August 28, 1984.
John David knew form an early age that he must live each day as if
it were his last and that's what he did every day. John loved to
hunt, fish and be surrounded by his friends. When not at work, he
could be found at the farm. If it were up to him, he would have
lived at the camp house. John always put others before himself and
never chose to use his illness as an excuse. His faith in God was
like no other and wherever he went he left a wonderful legacy of
strong a Christian man who put all of his trust in the Lord. He was
a wonderful son brother and friend.
Survivors include parents David and Becky Seale of Kerens; sister
Whitney Seale of Kerens; grandparents George and Joyce Scott of
Cedar Creek; grandmother Margaret Tyree of Kerens.
He was preceded in death by grandparents John and Hester Seale and
grandfather Bill Tyree.
Visitation will be Monday, July 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Paschal
Funeral Home in Kerens. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at
Kerens Cemetery Pavilion with Rev. Wes Johnson officiating.
Pallbearers will be Andy Kent, Justin Kuykendall, Mataw Kent, Bryan
Kelm, Wade Jennings, Michael Cotton, Shane Rollins and Lynn Statham.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home
Jere Wayne Speed
Nov 22, 1944 - May 30, 2010
Services for Jere Wayne Speed, 66, of El Paso, Texas, will
be held 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 2010, at the Kerens
Mr. Speed was born on November 22, 1944 in Corsicana, Texas
and died on May 30, 2010 in El Paso, Texas.
Mr. Speed graduated from Kerens High School in 1963. He went
to Navarro Junior College on a band scholarship for two
years and then transferred to Stephen F. Austin where he
In May 1969, Mr Speed started his teaching career in Fabens,
Texas, and for the next 35 years he taught English, Reading,
Journalism, Speech and Drama for the following school
districts: Thorndale, Terrell, DeSoto, Grand Saline and
He was an organist at the Kerens Presbyterian Church since
he was 15 years old and was also the organist at the
Methodist Church. His other occupations included owning a
movie rental store and working for his brother Ron at a
fishing lodge in Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Van and Wanza (Layfield)
Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Ron and
Virginia Speed; sister and brother-in-law, Jean Speed
Callaway and Mike Callaway; nephews John and Ronnie; nieces,
Stephanie, Elizabeth, Kimberly and Mary; and 12 great-nieces
Pallbearers will be Johnnie Speed, Ronnie Speed, Pete Houst,
Adam Zinsmeyer, John Dean, Andy Kent and Mike Callaway.
Visitation is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at
the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations
be made to the Kerens Presbyterian Chruch, 301 S.E. 3rd St.,
Kerens, TX 75144
Jere Speed, 65, of El Paso passed away Sunday, May 30, 2010.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at
Paschal Funeral Home. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at
Kerens Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Charles A. Reese
officiating. Interment will follow at
Kerens Cemetery. Arrangements
by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Dec 10, 1920 - Apr 13, 2010
Laurette McClung Kittley, 89, of Kerens passed away Tuesday, April
13, 2010, at her residence. Mrs. Kittley was preceded in death by
her husband, Wayne Kittley. Visitation is scheduled from 6
to 8 p.m. Friday, April 16, at Paschal Funeral Home. Funeral service
will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17, at First United Methodist Church
in Kerens with the Rev. Buddy Moore and the Rev. Charles A. Reese
officiating. Interment will follow at the
Pallbearers will be Jeff Cruse, David Ronau, Ed Ronau, Josh Kittley,
Chuck Weems and Bobby Kent. Honorary Pallbearers will be the TNT
Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Kittley is survived by her son, Wayne Kittley III of Lufkin;
two daughters, Sharon Cruse of Albuquerque, N.M., and Jeanna Ronau
of Maumee, Ohio; grandsons, Josh Kittley of Navarro Mills and Ed
Ronau of Maumee, Ohio; granddaughters, Lauren Cruse of Albuquerque,
N.M., Megan Ronau of Maumee, Ohio, and Erin Kittley of Denton; and
one great-grandchild, Garrett Kittley of Navarro Mills.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 205 N.W.
Second St., Kerens, TX, 75144.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.
Tommy Ray Stewart Sr.
Jun 18, 1938 – May 17, 2010
Tommy R. Stewart Sr., 71, passed away in Corsicana on Monday, May
Tommy was born in Corsicana on June 18, 1938, to H.W. and Dora
(Claxton) Stewart. He grew up in Corsicana and attended school in
Corsicana. On July 4, 1958, he married Jo Ann Knott and they made
their home in Corsicana. He was a proud member of the Texas National
Tommy worked for Mobil Oil Company for 23 years as a machinist until
his retirement in 1991. He was a member of the Baptist church. He
loved to work on and repair small engines.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Stewart of Corsicana; two sons,
Tommy Ray Stewart Jr. and his wife Lori of Locust Grove, Ga., and
David Stewart of Burleson; three grandchildren, Brendon, Haley and
Jordan; two brothers, Odie Stewart of Corsicana and James Stewart of
Waxahachie; and one sister, Dorothy Nichols of Garland; along with
numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at J.E.
Keever Mortuary. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May
20, in Rice Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Anderson officiating.
Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.
Marvin Earl Tignor
Feb 28, 1961 - Jun 5, 2010
Marvin Earl Tignor, 49, of Rice passed away Saturday, June 5, 2010,
at his residence. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 8, at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, at
Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel in Ennis with Brother
Gaines Garland Melton Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at
Rice Cemetery. Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home,
James Knox Polk South
Jun 19, 1849 - Jan 2, 1929
JAMES POLK SOUTH BURIED THURSDAY IN RICE CEMETERY
RICE, Jan. 8. – James Polk South aged 79 years, native of Tennessee,
but resident of Texas 38 years and Rice 28 years, died Wednesday
morning at 6:35 o’clock following a lingering illness. Funeral
services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with
interment in the Rice Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev.
W. H. Day, Baptist minister, and Rev. H. C. Bowman, Methodist
Surviving are his wife, three children, Mrs. E. G. Goodwyn, Mrs. H.
M. Cardwell and Mrs. L. R. Hall, all of Rice; twelve grandchildren;
two sisters, Mrs. D. N. McLarty; Mrs. J. P. Robinson, Big Sandy; two
half-sisters who reside in Arkansas and one half-brother who lives
Mr. South had been a member of the Baptist church for more than
John Almen Lackey
Aug 7, 1855 – Apr 7, 1930
RICE, April 10. – J. A. Lackey, age 75, died in the Navarro clinic
Monday afternoon at 1:20. Mr. Lackey had been in ill health for
several months and had recently been carried to the Navarro clinic
for treatment. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30
at the Haynie memorial church and was conducted by Rev. H. C. Bowman
and assisted by Rev. Henry. Surviving are his wife, who was formerly
Miss Roxie Sessions, one son, John P Mackey of Rice, one sister,
Mrs. Waggoner of San Antonio and a number of other relatives.
Interment was in the Rice Cemetery under the direction of the
Sutherland Funeral Home.
Rice Resident Is Buried There;
Died Here On Monday
Funeral services for J. A. Lackey, aged 77, who died in the Navarro
Clinic Monday afternoon at 1:20 were held from the Rice Methodist
church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment at Rice.
Surviving are his wife, one son, J. P. Lackey, Rice; one sister,
Mrs. Waggoner, San Antonio; and a number of other relatives. Miss
Maud Lackey of Corsicana is a niece.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. Bowmer.
Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.
Clyde Elbert Thomason
Mar 2, 1895 - Nov 25, 1969
C. E. Thomason
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCormick
Funeral Home Chapel in Frost for a a former Corsicana resident,
Clyde Elbert Thomason, who died Tuesday in a Fort Worth hospital.
Thomason had resided in Fort Worth for the past 23 years.
The Rev. Billy Burke of the Oak Knoll Baptist Church in Haltom City
officiated the service, and burial was in
He was born in Corsicana March 2, 1898.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ora Gill Thomason of Fort Worth; a son,
Benny C. Thomason of Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Ballew
of Waxahachie; a sister, Miss Anna Lee Thomason of Abilene, two
grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Pallbearers were Prentiss Stroder, Norwood McMinn, Charlie Ray
Green, Bryan Dunagan, Eddie Cerf and Harry Johnson.
Jess Warren Cook
Oct 26, 1885 - Oct 21, 1960
|Jess W. Cook Rites Sunday
FROST, Oct. 22 (Spl.) – Jess
W. Cook, 74, retired farmer, was stricken with a heart
attack Friday afternoon while working in his yard and was
dead when found.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the
First Methodist church with burial in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Harold Thompson, pastor,
assisted by Rev. F. T. Fisher, associate pastor of the First
Methodist church in Waxahachie.
A native of Tennessee, Cook had resided in this community 53
Surviving are his wife of Frost; a son, Amon Cook, Mexia;
four daughters, Mrs. Thelma Bozeman, Mexia; Mrs. Catherine
Wilson, Milford; Mrs. Eva Welsinger, Bogata, and Mrs. Birdie
Jordan, Corsicana; a brother, Pat Cook, Frost; three
sisters, Mrs. Tommy Crawford, Dallas; Mrs. Bill Moore,
Frost, and Mrs. Joe Bailey, Arlington; and eight
Pallbearers will be Floren Malone, Guy Tullos, Oran
Williams, R. R. Hinkle, Will Hollingsworth, Harry
Hollingsworth, Dr. J. J. Sheppard and Bob Beard.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.
Lowell David Caffy
Jan 1, 1943 - Aug 6, 1962
L. D. Caffy, 19, Dies Monday, Rites Tuesday Lowell David Caffy, 19,
son of Mr. and Mrs. James D. Caffy, Emmett, died in Memorial
Hospital Monday morning following a several weeks illness.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Emmett
Baptist church with burial in the
Emmett cemetery The rites will be
conducted by Rev. W. H. Bradburry of Dallas, pastor of the church,
assisted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.
The young man was a
1960 graduate of Frost High School, and Navarro
Junior College last June. He had planned to matriculate in Sam
Houston State Teachers College, Huntsville, in September to continue
Surviving are the parents and a sister, Beverly Caffy, all of
Emmett; two grandmothers, Mrs. Pearl Ballew, Emmett, and Mrs. Beulah
Morehead, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Eubanks Funeral Home of Hubbard will direct.
Robert Keith Cunningham
Mar 8, 1958 - Mar 20, 2012
Keith Cunningham, 54, of Dresden passed away March 20, 2012. He was
born March 8, 1958 in Corsicana to Marion Cunningham and Theresa
Furra. He married Patricia Golden Cunningham on March 21, 1980.
He is preceded in death by his father, Marion Cunningham.
He is survived by his wife Patricia Golden Cunningham of Dresden;
mother, Sally Cunningham of Dresden; children, Matthew Cunningham
and his wife Tinsley of Dresden, Lindsey Cunningham of Dresden and
Brody Cunningham of Dresden; sister, Karen Kimball of Dresden;
nieces and nephews, Robyn Eastman and Wesley of Frost, Rhett Kimball
of Amarillo, Jason Golden and Brittany of Purdon and numerous other
nieces and nephews; two grandchildren, Carli Lynn and Cate Marie;
mother-in-law, Katie Golden of Purdon; brother-in-laws, Kenneth
Golden and wife Karla of Purdon, David Golden and wife Renee of
Purdon and Mike Golden of Purdon; sister-in-law, Kathy Balentine and
husband Tommy of Munger.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2012 with Rev. Troy Sikes
officiating at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will
follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ricky Thomas,
Kenneth Brooks, Scott McGraw, Johnny Crawford, Carl Wayne Bruce and
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Dan C. Abrams
Apr 16, 1922 – Mar 20, 2012
received another angel wearing a barbed wire halo on
Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Dan C. “Gram-pa” Abrams of Frost
was born April 16, 1922, in Luka, Kan. to Harry and Mary
Frances (Williams) Abrams.
Dan was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Marine
Corps. He loved to tell stories and could always be found
surrounded by listeners enthralled by tales of his travels.
Upon retirement from years of working in the oil patch and
equipment auctioneering, Dan could be found working outside
with his cattle or planting a garden. He was a hard worker,
never slowing down for anything. He was a thoughtful and
considerate man, taking care of everyone and anyone that
needed his help.
Dan is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, a
brother-in-law and a sister-in-law.
Dan is survived by his brother Harry Abrams and his wife
Joyce of Cave Junction, Ore.; brother Mike Abrams of Apple
Valley, Calif.; sister Barbara Matson of Ft. Worth; brother
Fred Abrams and his wife Dee of Erie, Colo.; son Danny
Abrams and his wife Sharron of Spring, Texas; daughter
Connie Wells and her husband Jerry of Frost; granddaughter
Candus Hinderer and her husband Jeff of Pearland;
granddaughter Misti Gil and her husband Lou of Rockwall;
granddaughter Stephanie Towns and her husband Patrick of
Bryan; grandson Joshua Wells of Edgewood; six
great-grandsons, Nicholas Hinderer, Mitchell Hinderer, Tyler
Towns, Zacharee Svacina-Wells, Cooper Gil, and Aaron Towns
and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family who loved
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2012 at
Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Pastor Lou Gil
officiating. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. in Killeen at
the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Wells, Jeff Hinderer, Patrick
Towns, Joshua Wells, Jeff Lewis and Jeff Sabo.
Honorary Pallbearers will be all six of his cherished
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made
in the name of Dan C. Abrams to either Memorials for
Veterans Administration or Marine Moms Online, P.O. Box 423,
Savoy, IL 61874.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.
About 1947 - Mar 15, 2012
Mrs. Alice Bradford, 64, of Hutchins passed away Thursday, March 15,
2012 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Funeral service will be 2:45
p.m. Friday, March 23, 2012 at
Woodland Cemetery. Rev. Dwayne
Lawrence will officiate the graveside service. Arrangements by Scott
Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Kenneth Ardale Johnston
abt 1963 - Mar 13, 2012
Minister Kenneth Ardale Johnston, 48, formerly of Corsicana, passed
away Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at his residence in Dallas. Funeral
services are 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Harmony Baptist
Church with Bishop John Baker officiating. Interment will follow at
Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Annie B. Tolliver
Nov 11, 1925 – Mar 17, 2012
B. Tolliver, 86, of Kerens, passed away Saturday, March 17,
2012 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. She was born Nov.
11, 1925 in Kerens.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Tolliver;
one son, five brothers, and one sister.
Annie is survived by her daughters; Venes Brown, Birdell R.
Tolliver, and Ona L. Tolliver; her son, J.B. Brown; sisters,
Opal Seamster and Sarah Clemons, both of Dallas, Ruth Carter
of Kerens; one brother, Robert Jones of Dallas; two
grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a host of
nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be 12 noon to 7 p.m. Friday,
March 23, 2012.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012
at Samaria Baptist Church, Kerens with Rev. Johnny Vanibuls
Burial will follow at
Samaria Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jahran Brown, Vincent Brown, Robert Brown, Phillip Clemons,
Roscoe Taylor, Kenneth Jones and Tony Clemons.
Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.
d. Nov 1964
Ed Boyd Dies
Ed Boyd, 78, native of Navarro, retired farmer, died Saturday
morning at 308 West Seventh avenue.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Corley
Chapel with burial in the Hopewell cemetery at Navarro.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the
Missionary Baptist church.
Surviving are two daughters Mrs. J. E. Hollingsworth Shreveport,
La., and Mrs. Ray Smith, Navarro; three grand children and nine
great - grand children.
Pallbearers will be Vincent Bottoms, Clint Fouty, Marvin White,
Allan Mlddlebrooks, Melton Whittenburg and Jack Bressie.
Nelda Ladene (Stiles) Corley
May 15, 1934 - Jan 21, 2012
L. Corley passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at Navarro
Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family after
a valiant fight against pneumonia.
She was born May 15, 1934 in Pursley, to William and Hallie
Stiles. Nelda attended school in Pursley and Dawson and
graduated with honors. While attending Navarro College, she
met Don Corley whom she married on April 7, 1953. She
followed Don to the Panama Canal Zone when he entered
military service with the army.
Nelda moved to Denton while Don was at North Texas State
University. She worked as a legal secretary for Attorney Hal
Jackson and Coleman-Whitten law firm. When they moved to
Dallas, she worked for Grizzard-Musselwhite law firm. When
they moved to Corsicana, she worked for Dawson-Dawson with a
note from the former employer saying that a top-notch
employee was headed their way and that they should hire her
right away. Nelda worked for the Dawson firm for several
years then went to work for Mobil Pipeline where she retired
after 27 years.
Nelda was preceded in death by her parents; brother,
Ferrell; daughter, Sandra; and daughter-in-law, Vicki Lane
Survivors include her husband, Don; sons Mike Corley and
wife Lela of Sanger, and Jay Corley and wife Sundee of
Lewisville; and grandchildren, Daniel, Adrianna, Kristofer,
The family would like to thank Dr. Hibb, Dr. Updegrove, and
staff at the hospital. We would especially like to thank Dr.
Howard Katz for his support and effort in trying to overcome
the illness Nelda was fighting. We would also like to thank
all the friendships Nelda has made in the last 48 years in
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25,
2012, at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26,
2012, at Oakwood Cemetery with Mr. Sam Dilbeck of Westhill
Church of Christ officiating. Interment will follow at
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Fannie Lula (Woodfin) Mitcham
Nov 10, 1874 - Apr 1962
Mrs. Fannie Mitcham, former long-time Corsicana resident and native
of Limestone county died Monday in All Saints’ Hospital at Fort
Worth, She was 87.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at. 2 p.m. from the Corley
chapel with Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor, First Baptist church and
Dayward Thornton, Mesquite Baptist minister, officiating. Interment
will be in Hamilton cemetery.
Mrs. Mitcham, born Nov. 10, 1874, In Limestone county had resided
the past year In Port Worth, moving there from Mesquite, where she
had lived two years.
Prior to going to Dallas county, Mrs. Mitcham had lived most of her
Surviving are three daughters Mrs. Eula Wilkinson and Mrs. Nora
Will, both of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Earla Mae Huddleston, Dallas;
four sons., W. F. Mitcham, Sr Corsicana; Homer Mitcham, Dallas, and
Walter and Lee Allen Mitcham, both of Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren;
28 great- grandchildren and other relatives, Grandsons will be
Clyde Olin Gardner
Apr 16, 1926 - Mar 30, 2012
Mr. Clyde Olin Gardner, 85, of Milford and a former resident of
Dawson, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012 in Italy. Funeral
services will be
2:00 pm on Sunday, April 1 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with
Clyde Olin's nephew, Dr. Jim Martin officiating. Interment will
follow in Dawson Cemetery.
Clyde Olin was born April 16, 1926 near Dawson to Clyde Edward and
(Prater) Gardner and was raised by his grandmother, Annie Jewel
Gardner after his mother's death. He lived most all of his life in
the Dawson and Milford areas and was a farmer and a Methodist. Clyde
Olin was a veteran having served two years in the Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kenneth
Survivors include his wife, Mary (Lowrimore) Gardner of Milford; a
half-sister, Carolyn and husband J.R. of Centerville, numerous
nieces and nephews and extended family members and two special
friends, Kirsti and Sherry from the “Briarpatch” gift shop in
Pallbearers will be Dr. Joel Martin, Dr. Mark Martin, Larry Taylor,
Charles Taylor, Logan Taylor, Jerry Blazewicz and Bill Turner.
Memorials may be made in Clyde Olin's memory to Dawson Cemetery,
Box 126, Dawson, Texas 76639.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.
Infant daughter Grizzard
Feb 24, 1948 - Feb 24, 1948
Rites For Infant
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Grizzard of Frost died at
the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday night.
Funeral rites are planned from the Corley Chapel Thursday morning at
10 o'clock. Burial will be in the
Frost cemetery. The rites
will be conducted by Claude A. Guild, minister of the Fifth Avenue
Church of Christ.
Surviving are the parents, four brothers and two sisters, all of
Frost, and grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Grizzard, Purdon, and
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Longbotham, Poyner.
Luta Vaudine (Nichols)
Jan 17, 1925 - Mar 26, 2012
Vaudine Andrews “Mama Luta” went home to be with her Lord
Jesus on Monday, March 26, 2012, at the age of 87. Luta
Nichols was born Jan. 17,
1925 to Arthur and Rosie Nichols. She was a lifelong
resident of Navarro County and worked for many years at
Tex-Sun Glove Factory and helped husband Cecil Andrews run
the Conoco Service Station.
She is preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Rosie
Nichols; husband, Cecil Andrews; two sisters, Irene Coker
and Lois Coker; three brothers, L.T., Luther and Claudy
Luta is survived by her daughter, Loudine Marrs and husband
Dutch; son, Danny Andrews and wife Cindy; four
grandchildren, James Marrs and wife Donna, Rena Caperton and
husband Bud, Aaron Andrews and Ericka Andrews; eight
great-grandchildren, Michael Kormos, Tony Kormos and wife
Christina, Taylor Marrs, Luke Marrs, Lauren Marrs, Walker
Caperton, David Caperton and Annie Andrews; and two
great-great-grandchildren, Rivers and Kinsley Kormos. She is
also survived by two sisters, Eula Petty and Wanda Ruth
Holloway and one brother, Loyd and wife Birdie Fay Nichols.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gary Stone
Burial will follow at
Park. Pallbearers will be Aaron Andrews, Michael Kormos,
Tony Kormos, Luke Marrs, Leonard Coker and Marcus Janak.
Memorial may be made Word Alive Church 3900 FM 744
Corsicana, TX 75110.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Lizzie Mae (Albert) Luster
Sept 2, 1930 - Mar 26, 2012
Lizzie Mae Albert Luster, 81, of Dallas passed away Monday, March
2012 at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Funeral
services are 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Eastside Church
of Christ with Bro. Alton Albert officiating. Interment will follow
at the Rice Cemetery in
Rice. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
L. D. Porch
abt 1943 - Mar 21, 2012
L. D. Porch, 68, former resident of Corsicana, passed away
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at his residence in Italy. Funeral
services are 11 a.m.
Saturday, March 30, 2012 at the Greater Love Outreach Fellowship
Church. Interment will follow at the
Rice Cemetery in Rice.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Tommie Nadine (Tramel) Dutton
May 26, 1921 - June 25, 1953
Friday Services For Mrs. Dutton
KERENS, June 26. – (Spl.) – Funeral services for Mrs. Tommie Nadine
Dutton, 32, who died in a Fort Worth hospital Thursday after a short
illness, were to be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Bazette Baptist
Church, with the Rev. George Holmes, pastor, and the Rev. Maggard
Howell, Waco, officiating.
Burial was to be in
Prairie Point cemetery.
Mrs. Dutton, formerly of Kerens, had been living in Fort Worth. She
is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Tramel of Kerens; one
son, Jerry Nathan, Fort Worth; four sisters, Mrs. Fayrene Spivey,
Dallas; Miss Elise Tramel, Dallas; Mrs. Jessie Hamilton, Dallas;
Mrs. Foy Brown, Kerens; two brothers, Truitt Tramel, Dallas and
Gerand Tramel, Kerens.
Sidney Price “Dock” Jetton
Feb 9, 1910 - Oct 18, 1930
Funeral Services Held Sunday For Sydney Jetton
Funeral service for Sydney (Dock) Jetton, 21 years of age, who died
Saturday morning at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic from gunshot
wounds received late Friday night, were held at the Prairie Point
cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock and interment was made in the
Prairie Point cemetery.
Surviving are his mother, one brother and two sisters.
Jetton had lived in Corsicana for several years.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.
Pauline (Tarkington) Ferguson-Forbis
Aug 24, 1916 - May 13, 2008
Opal Pauline Forbis, 91, of Malakoff passed away Tuesday, May 13,
2008, at East Texas Medical Center in Athens. Visitation will be
held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home. Services will
be 10 a.m. Friday at Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Frank
Upchurch officiating. Interment will follow at
Prairie Point cemetery.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
William Joel “Billy” Tramel
Aug 17, 1946 - Nov 20, 2009
William Joel “Billy” Tramel, 63 of Kerens passed away Friday
November 20th in Tyler. Visitation will be Sunday 3 PM to 5 PM at
the funeral home. Graveside service will be 10 AM Monday at the
Prairie Point Cemetery
with Rev. Kathy Collier and Rev. Solon Bailey officiating. Paschal
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lena Jane (Russell) Bailey
Apr 7, 1928 - Feb 28, 2012
Jane Bailey passed from this life on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012
at the age of 83. She was born to John William Russell and
Effie Delilah Grimes on April 7, 1928. She was a beloved
mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great
grandmother. She was known for her strength and love for her
family and friends. She was a member of Memorial Baptist
Church and later First Baptist Church of Rice. She loved to
do needle point, work puzzles and watch the Texas Rangers
She is preceded in death by her husband Orin Delbert (O.D.)
Bailey, her son, Michael Keith Bailey; father Will Russell
and mother Effie Russell; brothers, Clifton Russell, Simp
Russell, Leo Russell and Buford Russell.
She is survived by two sons, Russell Bailey and Larry Bailey
and daughter-in-law Barbara Bailey; grandsons, Paul Bailey,
Jeremy Bailey, Justin Bailey, Caleb Bailey, John Bailey,
Jody Bailey, Jeremy Bailey, Douglas Bailey and Bradley
Bailey; grandaughters, Shelly Tyler and husband Steve Tyler,
Kelly Bailey, Julie Bailey, Jamie Bailey and Tiffany Bailey.
She is also survived by great-grandchildren and one
great-great-grandchild, as well as several nieces and
nephews, and sister-in-law Louise Bailey. She will be sorely
missed by her family and friends as she brought joy to
everyone she knew.
Services will be 12 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Huffstetler officiating.
Private family burial at
Pallbearers will be Paul Bailey, Jeremy Bailey, Justin
Bailey, Dickie Russell, Ricky Russell and Cain Slovak.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Aug 26, 1934 - Aug 29, 1997
Billy Floyd Howard, 63, of Union High near Dawson, died Aug. 29,
1997, at St. Lukes Episcopal Medical Center in Houston.
Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home in
Services are Monday at 11 a.m. at Hubbard Church of Christ, with
David Hamrick officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery
Mr. Howard was born Aug. 26, 1934, in Penelope. He had lived in
Penelope, Hubbard and Union HIgh. He retired from General Tire after
28 years of service. He had been a union steward at various times
during his employment. He was active in youth league sports where he
coached. He was a former school board member of the Hubbard ISD. He
was also a rancher, horseman and lover of horses and helped organize
the Dawson Saddle Club. He attended Penelope Public Schools where he
played basketball. He was also a member of Hubbard Church of Christ.
Mr. Howard married Ola Faye Hawthorne on Nov. 15, 1952 in Waco.
Mr. Howard is survived by his wife, Ola Faye Howard of Union High;
sons, Alan Keith Howard of Dawson and Karen Layne of Mexia;
daughters, Patricia Cantu of Crockett and Karen Layne of Groesbeck;
brothers, Rufus Howard of Penelope, Jink Howard of Hubbard, Jack
Howard of Pasadena; James Howard of Hubbard and Gerald Howard of
Hubbard; and grandchildren, Brent Allen Howard, Blake Aaron Howard,
Jared Casey Layne. Jacob Cade Layne, Colton Duke Howard and Amber
The family requests that memorials be made to the Hubbard Church of
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home.
July 4, 1959 – Oct 10, 1959
Child is DOA At Memorial Here Saturday
Bruce Southern Blaylock, three months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack
S. Blaylock, Emhouse road, was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital
Saturday morning in a Corley Ambulance after being taken ill at the
An autopsy was performed in an effort to determine the cause of
The child was born July 4, this year.
Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George D.
Blaylock, Dallas, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe H. Robertson, Homer, La., and
great-mothers, Mrs. W. I. Southern, Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Jess
Robertson, Homer, La.
Funeral services will be held at the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m.
with Rev. Eugene E. Wood, minister of the Westminster Presbyterian
church, conducting the rites
Burial will be in the Restland cemetery in Dallas Monday at 11:30
Corley will direct.
Aug 14, 1926 - Aug 18, 1926
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BABE; BURIAL HAMILTON CEMETERY
Carl Windell Brown, four-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Mallie Brown of
Purdon, died at an early hour Wednesday morning and the remains were
interred in Hamilton
cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock.
Feb 18, 1970 - July 14, 1997
Donny Dillard, Jr., 27, of Mertens died July 14, near Mertens.
Services ill be held Friday, July 18 at 2 p.m. at the Marshall &
Marshall Chapel in Hillsboro with Rev. John Ford officiating. Burial
will follow in the Richland Cemetery, Mertens.
Mr. Dillard was born February 18, 1970 in Hillsboro. He was the son
of Don Oneil and Shirley Ann (Tharp) Dillard. He lived in Mertens
most of his life. He graduated from Frost High School in
was a member of the Mertens Baptist Church.
Mr. Dillard is survived by his parents, Don and Shirley Dillard;
paternal grandmother, Lola Belle Dillard of Whitney; and a sister,
Helen Anita Dillard of Waco.
Mr. Dillard is preceded in death by his grandparents, Floyd G. and
Helen Tharp and by Olen Dillard.
Arrangements by Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors.
Mattie (Banks) Stone
Apr 9, 1920 - Aug 21, 1997
Dina Mattie Banks stone, 77, of Log Cabin City died Aug. 21, in
Services will be held today at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church
in Malakoff with Rev. Casey Perry officiating. Burial will follow at
the Payne Cemetery.
Mrs. Stone was born April 9, 1920 in Blooming Grove. She lived in
Lillian until 1981. She was a housewife.
Mrs. Stone is survived by her son, Darrell Stone of Lillian;
step-sons, D. L. Stone of Arlington and Harry Stone III of
Mansfield; a brother Roland Banks of Palestine; and 2 grandchildren.
Arrangements by Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff.
June 22, 1912 - Mar 15, 1997
L. Peyton Awalt, 84, of Fairfield died March 15, 1997, at his
Services were earlier today at Capps Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Mark
Woodward and Bro. Buddy Turner officiating. Special music by Don
Thornton, singer, and Cynthia Outlaw, organist.
Burial will follow at Stewards Mill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Warren Awalt, Andy Awalt, Kyle Awalt, Marc Awalt,
Don Awalt, Phillip Ivy Jack Fischer, Wally Bishop and Clyde Hatcher.
Mr. Awalt was born June 22, 1912 in Roane. He worked for Texaco
Distributor and was a rancher. He was the first honorary member of
the Golden Eagle Club, helped organize the new hospital and was on
the original board of directors, and was associated with Trinity
Mr. Awalt was preceded by his brothers and sisters: Jesse Awalt,
Loyd Awalt, Josephine Riggs, Minnie Lou Awalt, Vera Lambert, and
Arrangements made by Capps Memorial Chapel.
The Awalt Family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials be
made to a charity of your choice.
Oct 1, 1905 - Mar 22, 1997
Hazel Cagle Copeland, 91, was born in Bingen, Arkansas, October 1,
1905. She married James Robert Copeland in Nashville, Arkansas on
October 2, 1921 and moved to Dallas that same year.
They owned and operated Food Businesses in Dallas prior to the great
depression, they rebuilt and moved to Corsicana in 1941. Hazel had
been Manager-Caterer for Kinsloe House from 1943 to 1968, again from
1979 to 1980. She and her husband managed the Country Club in
Corsicana from 1945 to 1950. Hazel was a member of the First Baptist
Church of Corsicana and Kinsloe House where she was a life member
and an Honorary Member of the Board. She and her husband, J. R.
celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 1991 in Texas. They
moved to Edmonds, Washington in 1992 to be nearer her daughter. She
died in Edmonds on March 22, 1997.
Mrs. Copeland is preceded in death by her husband J. R. who died in
Mrs. Copeland is survived by son, Jim Copeland of Dallas; daughter,
Joyce and husband Barney Mansfield of Edmonds, Washington;
grandchildren: Christopher & Morris Copeland of Seattle, Steve and
Jill Mansfield of Winlock, Washington, John Mansfield of Los
Angeles, Ruth Copeland of New York; five great-grandchildren:
Brianna, Jacqueline, John Charles Mansfield of Winlock, Daniell
Copeland of Dallas.
Memorial services were earlier today at Esperance Baptist Church in
Edmonds. Private family interment at Edmonds Memorial Cemetery in
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist church of Corsicana,
Kinsloe House, or charity of choice.
Arrangements by Beck's Funeral Home.
Nov 8, 1929 - July 7, 1997
Ozell Reese, 67, of Corsicana passed away on July 7 at Columbia
Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be held Saturday, July 12 at 11 a.m. at the Straight
Way Missionary Baptist Church of Corsicana with Elder Willie Brown
of the Taylor Memorial COGIC officiating. Burial will follow in the
Red Rock Memorial Park in Gladewater.
Mr. Reese was born on November 8, 1929 in Gladewater to the late
Artencie and Earlie REese. Mr. Reese was a retired educator from the
Corsicana Independent school District. He also served as president
of the Texas Educators Association for a few years. He held a B. A.
and a Master in Education from Texas College, Tyler. He also served
his country in the United States Air Force.
Mr. Reese is survived by his wife of 40 years, Alma J. Reese; four
daughters and sons-in-law; Linda Smith and Rev. Alvin Smith of
Corsicana, Valarie Cephus and Melvin Cephus of Corsicana, Machelle
Turner of Corsicana and Shari Reese of Lewisville; two special
daughters, Monida Bradley of Dallas and Tomaco McAdams of Corsicana;
two sisters, Ruby Smith and Pete Smith of Lancaster and Jean and D.
Nelson of Tatum; a brother, Louis Mack Reese of Vallejo, Calidornia;
7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces,
hephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Sept 7, 1922 - Sept 2, 2010
Searcy L. Sanders, 87, of Frost, passed away Sept. 2, 2010.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at
Forreston Cemetery with Bro. Grady Cashion. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Sept 17, 1924 - Sept 22, 2009
Services for Anna Floriene Summerall, 85, of Athens are scheduled
for 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel in
Athens with the Rev. Gene Bishop officiating. Burial will follow at
Oaklawn Memorial Park.
Mrs. Summerall died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, in Athens.
She was born Sept. 17, 1924, in Emhouse to David Oscar and Ona Mae
Allen Richards. She moved to Athens in 1959. Mrs. Summerall was a
wonderful mother who loved to crochet and sew. She enjoyed cooking
and teaching others to cook. She loved doting over her children,
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and
She was preceded in death by husband J. F. “Pinky” Summerall on
March 24, 1998; first husband William Long Sr., World War II Purple
Heart recipient; and son, William L. Long Jr.
Survivors include her son Fred D. and Brenda Summerall of Athens;
daughter, Sheila A. Hall of Athens; grandchildren, Brian Summerall,
Todd W. Long and wife Scarlet, Rachelle Turner, Nattie Horn, Jeffrey
F. Long, Tammy Snowden, Rhonda Long, Aleshia Lansdale, Laura Wiggins
and husband Tony, and Rickey L. Smith; 12 great-grandchildren;
great-great-grandson, Easton Wiggins; sister, Josephine Lee of
Albuquerque, N.M.; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Jim Kirkland, Jeffrey Long, Derrell Snowden, Dan
Summerall, Todd Long, and Ricky Smith. Honorary pallbearers are Elmo
Collard, Dr. Douglas W. Curran and Rev. Joe Wesley Warren.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, Athens Teenage
Baseball Association, Henderson County Girls Softball Association or
a charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.
Sept 25, 1927 – Nov 12, 2009
Albert Amon Aylor, 62, of Kerens passed away Thursday, Nov. 12,
2009, in Corsicana.
He was born Sept. 25, 1947, to Lavon R. and Mary Christine Aylor in
Visitation is 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at Griffin-Roughton
Services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at Griffin-Roughton
Chapel. Interment will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, at Hill
Country Memorial Garden in New Braunfels.
He was preceded in death by parents.
Survivors include two brothers, L. T. Aylor and wife Julie of
Arlington, and Thurmond W. Aylor of Lubbock; numerous nephews and
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Feb 2, 1950 - Oct 2, 2009
John W. Hailey Jr., 59, of Frost passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2009,
at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.
to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at Scott Funeral Home. Services will be 11
a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Union Missionary Baptist Church in Italy
with the Rev. A.R. Isaac, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow
at Hopewell Cemetery in Centerville. Arrangements by Scott Funeral
Joe L. Edens
Oct 16, 1944 – Sept 20, 1996
Joe L. Edens of Converse, formerly of Corsicana, died Sept. 20,
1996, at his residence in Converse.
Visitation will be today from 6-9 p.m. at Genesis Christian Church
in Converse. Funeral services are Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Genesis
Christian Church. Burial will follow in Fort Sam Houston Military
Cemetery with a military service. His brother, Rev. Gary Edens, will
Mr. Edens was born Oct. 16, 1944, in Longview. His family moved to
Corsicana in 1960, where he graduated from Corsicana High School and
attended First Christian Church. Mr. Edens served in the Navy and
served two hitches in Vietnam.
Upon retiring from the Navy he resided in Converse. He attended
First Christian Church and was a devoted and active member. Mr.
Edens was a devoted Texas Longhorn fan.
Survivors include his parents, Dorothy and Joe Edens of Angus;
sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Jim Dawson of Corsicana; sister,
Susan Matthews of Corsicana; brother, Rev. Gary Edens of San
Antonio; and seven nieces and nephews.
Mr. Edens was preceded in death by his brother, Bryan Edens in March
June 22, 1925 - Nov 14, 1996
T. D. Watkins, 71, of Palestine, formerly of Corsicana, died Nov.
14, 1996, in Palestine.
Services are pending with Bailey & Foster Funeral Home in Palestine.
Rev. Ken Moody will be officiating.
Mr. Watkins was born June 22, 1925. He was a
WWII veteran and a Sgt.
in the Army. Mr. Watkins fought in the Philippines and was later
stationed in Japan after the bombing of Hiroshima.
Mr. Watkins is survived by his wife, Kay Watkins of Palestine;
daughters, LaGail Moody of Tennessee, Rockie Stevener of Houston,
Cathy Moody of Victoria and Shirley Bigham of Chatfield; and
numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.