Joe Dean Hardaway
Feb 2, 1923 - Dec 27, 1928
CHILD IS FATALLY INJURED FOLLOWING FALL FROM WAGON
ACCIDENT OCCURRED NEAR CORBET TUESDAY; DIED WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Joe D. Hardaway, 3-year-old son of L. T. Hardaway, tenant farmer
residing near Corbet, died in the Navarro County Hospital shortly
after 10 o’clock Wednesday night, following an operation in an
effort to save the little fellow after internal injuries had been
received when he fell from a wagon Tuesday afternoon.
The funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock
at Dresden, where interment was made.
Mrs. Hardaway and her children had gone pecan hunting Tuesday
afternoon and on the return trip, the little fellow fell from the
wagon in some manner. It is not known whether he was crushed between
the wheel and the bed of the wagon or whether he fell under the
wheel. His body was severely crushed. Wednesday afternoon he was
brought to the local hospital and the operation was performed
Surviving are his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Sutherland Undertaking Company had charge of the funeral.
Lavern (Lassiter) Nugent
Feb 15, 1906 - Apr 6, 1929
YOUNG PICKETT WOMAN IS BURIED DRESDEN SUNDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Lavern Nugent, 23, wife of Lloyd Nugent of
the Pickett community, who died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Jim
Lassiter at Pickett Saturday at noon, were held Sunday afternoon at
4 o’clock with burial in the
Surviving are her husband, mother and several brothers and sisters.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF LAVERN LASSITER NUGENT.
On Saturday noon, April 6, 1929, the death angel visited the home of
Loyd Nugent and took his dear loving wife, Lavern. She had lived in
Navarro county all of her life, and was well known by many people.
To know her was to love her. She was born in 1906, died April 6,
1929. She is survived by her husband, infant daughter, mother, Mrs.
Jim Lassiter; one sister, and five brothers, Mrs. Roy Pickett,
Walker Lassiter, Willie Lassiter, Hobson Lassiter, Roy Lassiter,
Hubert Lassiter and a number of other relatives.
Weep not, dear friends and loved ones,
For she from us has gone,
But God will bless us.
While she’s in His heavenly throne.
Her voice has gone from us,
But we will hear it soon,
When God from heaven calls us,
We will answer, too.
Twas hard to give her up,
But God saw fit to call her
So we shall let her go.
There is sadness left her for us,
But there is rest for her.
There will be rejoicing when
We meet her on high again.
There was aching hearts here then
But there will be rejoicing on high
When we all meet her again.
The pallbearers were Glen Stokes, Brady Turnes, Mr. Compton, Robert
Whorton, Charlie and Tynes Breithaupt.
Interment was in
Dresden cemetery Sunday afternoon.
Written by one who loved her.
Corsicana, Route 3.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Friday, April 12, 1929
- w/o Lloyd Manual Nugent buried in Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Tx. d/o
James H.”Jim” Lassiter and Mary Mae (Walker) Lassiter
- Submitted by
On Saturday, at 11 a. m. April 6, in the Pickett community, the
Death Angel entered the home of Loyd Nugent and took from him a
young loving companion and mother, Mrs. Lavern Nugent.
She leaves a loving husband and baby girl 12 days old, a mother, in
who’s home she died, five brothers, Walker, Willie, Hobson, Roy and
Hubert Lassiter, one sister, Mrs. Roy Pickett of Ranger, and a host
of other relatives and friends to mourn her departure.
All was done for her that loving hand and skilled doctors could do,
but God said, come to a home where there is no suffering and sorrow,
but all is joy.
Now to the grief stricken husband, I would say, go to Him, who is
our helper, for all needs.
Lavern was 23 years old, had been married only six short years. She
was reared in Drane and Pickett community and was loved by all who
knew her. She united with the Baptist church several years ago, and
lived a pure sweet Christian life.
She was laid to rest in the
Dresden cemetery Sunday afternoon at 6 p.m. under a mound of
beautiful flowers. Rev. Vaughn conducted the funeral services.
--Written by a Cousin.
Elizabeth Carrie (Edwards) Compton
Apr 17, 1856 - Aug 2, 1929
Purdon Woman Was Buried Saturday
BLOOMING GROVE, Aug.—Mrs. Carrie E. Compton, 73, died at her home in
the Purdon community last Friday with a heart attack and the funeral
was held at Dresden Saturday afternoon where burial was made.
A large family survive.
PURDON, Aug. 8.—(SP)—Mrs. Carrie Compton, an old resident of Purdon
passed away here Friday. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.
T. Smith of Hillsboro, Saturday, with burial in Dresden Cemetery.
She leaves six children, L. G. Compton of Corsicana, Dee of
Richland, C. T. of Seminole, Okla., Mrs. W. A. Bates of Purdon, and
Mrs. W. S. Herod of Richland, Miss Nora of Purdon and several
Elmore Yancy Jordan
Jan 10, 1861 - Oct 13, 1929
BARRY, Oct. 17.—(Spl).--Funeral services for Mr. E. Y. Jordan, who
died in Baylor Hospital Sunday, were conducted at the Methodist
church Tuesday afternoon by Rev. C. F. Bell of Emhouse, assisted by
Rev. W. L. Connell, pastor at Barry. Interment was in the
Dresden Cemetery, the Masonic fraternity officiating. Many floral tributes
were given, the grave being a mound of beautiful flowers. Mr. Jordan
is survived by his widow and seven children, one brother and one
sister, all of whom were present. Among the out of town relatives
and friends were Walter Bryan and George Jordan of West Texas, Mr.
and Mrs. Bob Ingram and two daughters of Fort Worth, Aubrey Barnes
of Santa Anna, Mr. Hooser of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Ras Sheffield and
daughter of Desdemona, Arthur Reed and children of Gunter, Mr. and
Mrs. Daniel Castellaw of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Griffin of
Dallas, Mrs. Jim Gillen and son, Crawford, Mrs. Polly Sowell and
Mrs. Ed Carroll of Blooming Grove and Mrs. J. H. Williams of Ennis.
Apr 28, 1856 - Jul 11, 1929
IN LOVING MEMORY.
On July 11, 1t 10:10 p.m. the angel of death visited the home of
Mrs. Alexander Melton and claimed our precious beloved husband and
He was born in White’s county, Arkansas, April 25, 1856. He came to
Texas with his parents at the age of 9 years and they located near
Barry, Navarro county where they have resided since that time.
He joined the Methodist church at a very early age and lived a
devoted, Christian life. He loved the church and all things
pertaining to the couset of Christ.
He always had words of cheer for his fellow man and his family. To
know him was to love him. He didn’t only live a true Christian life
before his friends, but he walked the straight and narrow path
before his wife and children. He taught the children to love God and
to revere His word. He was a great Bible reader. Though we know he
was prepared to go it is so hard to give him up, but God knows best;
he had served his purpose here on earth and was called to a land of
peace and rest.
He would talk and advise we children in the difficulties which would
arise in every day life and his was to face all with a smile. No one
can know how we miss his words of sympathy and courage.
He is survived by his wife, three sons, H. B. Melton, Washington,
D.C.; V. T. and M. H. Melton, both of Barry; one daughter, Mrs. H.
C. Hallmark of Houston, and five grandchildren, six sisters, Mrs. M.
I. McMillan of Dallas, Mrs. L. S. Spivey of Bellevue, Mrs. A. Prince
of Corsicana, Mrs. Will Absher of Corsicana, Mrs. John Ammons of
Alexander, La., Mrs. Percy Webb of San Francisco, Calif., and one
brother, Lee Melton of Loco, Okla.
He was laid to rest in the
Dresden Cemetery to await the judgment.
We loved him, yes, we loved him;
But angels loved him more;
So they have sweetly called him
To yonder’s shining shore.
Some day we’ll meet our father, dear,
In that home of rest and love,
For he has gone to join the angels
In that blessed home above.
Our lonely hearts wait to hear
The footsteps that are stilled;
There is a vacant place
That never can be filled.
Blessed house angels.
He has gone to the tomb
Leaving home shrouded in darkness and gloom.
Mother grief-stricken and sad,
Missing great treasures of love that she had.
Father, dear, we know you’re happy,
Robed in garments white as snow,
Walking beautiful streets of Glory
In the home of the soul.
O! how we miss you tho’ we won’t have long to wait,
Then we’ll join father beyond the Pearly Gate.
We wish to thank each and every one that was with us and were so
much help to us through the illness of our father and husband, and
to the doctors that did all they could to save him for us, but it
was beyond human power to save him. May God bless each and every one
is our prayer.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Hallmark,
IN LOVING MEMORY OF UNCLE ALEX MELTON
Sunday night at 10:10 o’clock, July 11, 1929, the death angel
visited the home of Mrs. Alex Melton and took from them their dear
husband and father. He was sick four days. All was done we knew to
do but God in his wisdom knows best. We can only say thy will be
done, not mine. He was 73 years, two months and 16 days old. He was
neatly laid to rest in the Dresden cemetery to await the glorious
resurrection. He leaves a wife and four children, three boys and one
girl, five grand children, a host of relatives and friends to mourn
Oh how we miss him, nobody knows, but we hope to meet him up yonder
in that glorious home above. We believe he was ready and prepared to
go, for he expressed his faith in God’s power to help him on his way
the day he took sick. That was very consoling and satisfying to us.
Weep not dear ones, for our loss is heaven’s gain.
We do not know the how nor why
That our loved one thus should die,
But when we go to that better land
We will know and understand.
Death has claimed our loved one—
Claimed our father dear—
Sad and lonely is our home,
For father is not here.
How we miss him, sadly miss him
Since his sweet spirit soared away,
But his thought will gladden—
We shall meet him again some day.
But you saw the hands we could not see
Which clasped your hands that way.
You heard the voice we could not hear
Which would not let you say.
We could not keep him,
God needed him up there
To make that home complete
Where shine his glory fair.
His troubles all are ended here,
His sufferings all are over;
But in that bright and happy home
We will meet to part no more.
We’ll never have a home again,
For there is not another
That can fill his place,
For what is home without father.
It is not home at all—
Just mother, brothers, sister—
Home is not complete
Without our angel father.
Some day we hope to meet our father.
The time will not be long
Until we will be together,
In that land of joy and song.
Written by his daughters-in-law,
Mrs. Hubert Melton.
Mrs. Maweir Melton.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 30, 1929 - submitted by
Docie Ann (Burns) Gamble
Sep 21, 1861 - Jan 10, 1928
MRS. A. L. GAMBLE DIED AT BLACK HILLS TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
Mrs. A. L. Gamble, aged 66 years, died at the family home in the
Black Hills community Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock following an
illness of a year and the remains will be interred in the
Hills cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. She was a native of
Blount county, Ala., but had resided in Navarro county for 35 years.
Surviving are her husband, two sons, George and Jim Gamble both of
Black Hills, two daughters, Mrs. Herbert Burks and Mrs. John
Montgomery, both of Black Hills; one sister, Mrs. W. H. T. Jones,
Drane, and one half-brother, Chas. Barns, Oklahona,
Una Glynn McDonald
Sep 6, 1929 - Sep 27, 1929
Infant Died Early Hour Saturday; Is Buried Black Hills
Eunice Glyn McDonald, 21-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy
McDonald, who resides six miles west of Corsicana, died at an early
hour Saturday morning and the funeral was held at Black Hills,
Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Interment was made in the
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.
Nov 8, 1910 - Jan 27, 1925
Died Near Purdon
Geneva Thomas, 15-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Thomas of
Purdon, died near noon yesterday after two weeks illness of
pneumonia and the remains were interred in the
near Drane this afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas have many friends in
their own community as well as elsewhere in the county, who will
sympathize sincerely with them in the loss they have sustained.
Fred F. Gordon
Apr 14, 1903 - May 14, 1926
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TODAY VICTIMS OF TRUCK ACCIDENT
GORDON BURIED CAMPBELL CEMETERY AND WHITE AT HILLSBORO
Funeral services for Fred F. Gordon, 23 years old, who was
killed in a motor truck accident on the oil field road near
Mildred Friday, were held at the home of his uncle, W. T.
Gordon, on North Beaton street at 3:30 o’clock Saturday
afternoon. Burial was in the
cemetery near Drane.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Gordon and
one sister, of Barry.
Funeral services for H. R. White, 24 years old, who was
killed in the same accident in which Gordon lost his life
were held at the home of his parents in Hillsboro at 4
o’clock Saturday afternoon. He is survived by his wife,
three small children, ages 4, 3, and 1 years; his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. T. D. White and three brothers of Hillsboro,
and another brother, Thomas White, truck driver in the oil
fields. The family lived at Mildred in the Humble camp, but
were visiting in Hillsboro when White lost his life. His
wife and father came from Hillsboro Friday night and
returned Saturday. The body was forwarded Saturday morning
over the Cotton Belt by Bank Sutherland, undertaker.
The men were working for the Humble Oil & Refining Company.
White was a truck driver, and had been with Humble for the
past two or three years, and Gordon was his helper, and had
been working for the Humble for about six weeks.
The accident occurred about 2:30 o’clock Friday afternoon
when their truck turned over on the road between the City
Lake bridge and the Mildred-Navarro junction. They were
caught underneath the heavy truck. Gordon’s head was crushed
and White was crushed in the chest and his left arm was
broken. It was necessary to raise one corner of the truck
----in order to get the bodies out.
Sutherland’s ambulance was dispatched to the scene of the
accident and the bodies were brought to the undertaker
Oct 24, 1924 - Jul 9, 1926
LITTLE CHILD DIED NEAR RICHLAND LATE FRIDAY; BURIAL TODAY
Buddy Lord, twenty-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Lord, who
resides three miles northwest of Richland, died Friday night at
11:30 o’clock and the remains were interred in
Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock.
John Ollie McGee
Oct 2, 1883 - Jun 30, 1926
CORBET MAN DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL EARLY WEDNESDAY
J. O. McGee, aged 43 years, single, died at the Navarro County
Hospital Wednesday morning at 6:30 o’clock, following illness of a
few days, and the remains will be interred in the
Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The services will be conducted at
the grave. Rev. W. T. Almond, Baptist minister of Dawson will
conduct the funeral. The deceased was a resident of the Corbet
Mr. McGee is survived by two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Penny, Malakoff,
and Mrs. Ona Bell, Corbet.
The body was taken to the residence of a nephew, Bruce Bell, 1501
West Eleventh avenue.
Funeral services will be held at Hamilton cemetery at 3 o’clock
Thursday afternoon with burial there. Rev. Tom Allmon, of Dawson
will conduct the services. Pallbearers will be Sam Tucker, J. W.
Nokes, John Sloan, Naz Sloan, Arthur Weeks and Delaney Romans.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wednesday, June 30, 1926
- The death cert. says John O. and the obit says J.O.
–The death cert. says born 1882 monu. says 1883- - The obit says
Hamilton cemetery—Death cert. says Campbell and his monument is at
- Submitted by
P. Norman Clary
abt 1863 - Jul 8, 1927
FORMER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIES IN DALLAS HOSPITAL
P. N. Clary, aged about 65 years, died in Dallas at a late hour
Friday night or early Saturday morning and the remains will be
brought to Corsicana for interment in the
Campbell cemetery either
Sunday or Monday afternoons, it was learned here Saturday afternoon.
Mr. Clary suffered a stroke of paralysis a number of months ago and
had been ill since that time. He formerly resided in Corsicana many
years ago, having been reared in the Drane community. No near
FUNERAL SERVICES FORMER CORSICANAN WERE HELD SUNDAY
Funeral services for P. N. Clary, aged about 65 years, who died in
Dallas Saturday morning following an illness of a number of months
were held at
where interment was made Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The deceased
resided in Navarro county many years ago. No near relatives survive.
The deceased suffered a stroke of paralysis several months ago.
Roberta Ray Monroe
Nov 7, 1923 - Jun 5, 1927
LITTLE GIRL DIED EARLY WEDNESDAY; BURIAL AT CORBET
Roberta Ray Monroe, 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. A.
Monroe, Corbet, Route 3, died at 4 o’clock Wednesday morning and the
remains were interred in the
Monroe Farm cemetery Wednesday
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wednesday, June 8, 1927
- d/o Ira Alvah Monroe, Sr. and Willie Elizabeth (Dunn) Monroe
- this must be on the family farm. It is in Navarro county
- Submitted by
- (obit, death certificate and find-a-grave all have her
buried in Monroe Farm/Family Cemetery) d/o Ira Alva/Alvah
Monroe, Sr. and Willie Elizabeth (Dunn) Monroe buried in
Hamilton Beamon cemetery
Roberta Ray Monroe
Nov. 7, 1923 - Jun. 8, 1927
In Memory of Little Rhea.
On June the 7th at 2 o’clock a. m. the death angel visited the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Alvie Monroe and took from them their little girl,
Roberta Rhea. They did everything that loving hands could do, but
God saw fit to call her home to live with him. She was only with
them a short time, being three and a half years old. She was a
bright, sweet child and all loved her that knew her. Our sympathy
goes out to her loved ones, but only God in his ever watchful care
can heal their broken spirits. He has called her from a world of
sorrow to live with Jesus for evermore.
To a land of fadeless beauty
She has reached a brighter shore,
Her little voice is silent;
Her little form is still,
A vacant chair is in that home,
That never can be filled.
The remains were laid to rest at 4 o’clock in the family cemetery
with many beautiful flowers.
Written by one who loved her—Mrs. C. B. Hamel.
In Memory of Robert Ray.
On the morning of June 8th the Death Angel visited the home of I. A.
Monroe and took from them their darling little Ray, the joy of their
hearts. Little Ray was such a sweet child, to know her was to love
All was done that loving hearts and hands could do but all in vain.
God said you are too pure and sweet for this earth; come up here and
live with me.
She was laid to rest in the family cemetery at 4 o’clock beneath a
beautiful mound of flowers. Rev. Gunter conducted the funeral
She leaves father and mother and five sisters and other relatives to
mourn her loss. ‘Tis hard so hard to give her up and it seems we can
not do without her. But why should we lament our fate since God has
thought it best to take her soul to eternal rest? May God give her
loved ones divine grace that they may submit to the will of Him who
doeth all things well and may the heavenly Father temper their
strength to bear it and may the soothing influence of time heal and
soften their sorrow until it becomes a sweet, sad memory, lifting
their thoughts from the toils and cares of this life and pointing
Sarah J. (Shepherd) Newell
Jan 2, 1860 - Mar 6, 1942
MRS. SARAH NEWELL DIED EARLY FRIDAY DRANE COMMUNITY
Mrs. Sarah J. Newell, aged 81 years, long-time resident of Navarro
county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. A. Moore in the
Drane community early Friday morning.
Funeral services will be held from the Navarro Baptist church Friday
afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in the
Hopewell cemetery. The
rites will be conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the
Missionary Baptist church here.
Surviving are the daughter, seven grandchildren, and a brother, Dock
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Corley Funeral Home is directing arrangements.
MRS. SARAH NEWELL BURIED IN
HOPEWELL CEMETERY FRIDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah J. Newell, aged 81, years, who died
at Bryan early Friday morning were held Friday afternoon from the
Navarro Baptist church at 4 o’clock. Burial was in the
The rites were conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the
Missionary Baptist church here.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. A. Moore, Drane; seven
grandchildren, and a brother, Dock Sheppard, Arkansas.
Grandsons were pallbearers .
Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.
Martin W. Newell
Jan 20, 1856 - July 6, 1937
AGED DRANE MAN DIED ON TUESDAY; BURIAL WEDNESDAY
Funeral services for N. M. [sic] Newell, aged 82 years, who died at
Drane, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, were held Wednesday afternoon
at 3:30 o'clock from the Baptist church at Navarro with burial in
the Hopewell cemetery. Rev. Bob Burleson conducted the rites.
A native of Little Rock, Ark., Mr. Newell came to Texas 42 years ago
and had lived in Navarro county for the past 40 years.
Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. W. A. Moore, Drane, seven
grandsons, fifteen great-grandchildren and three brothers, J. J.
Newell, Snipa; J. M. Newell, Ladona, and Bud Newell, Texas City.
Pallbearers were Marshall Anderson, Bob Adams, Howard Draine, Ray
Alderman, Arthur Rea and Clarence Phillips.
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Eva Lupina (Harvard) Horn
Jan 28, 1896 - Jan 1, 1973
HOPEWELL - Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the
Hopewell Baptist Church in Hopewell for Mrs. Eva L. Horn, 76, of Old
Ocean, Tex., who died Monday in Bay City. Rev. Charles Chance will
officiate, and burial will be at
She was a native of Navarro County, had lived at Old Ocean for 21
years, and was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include her husband James Newton Horn of Old Ocean; a
daughter, Mrs. Janie Mullenix of Sweeney; a son, James Elliott Horn
of Sweeney; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and a
brother, Garland Harvard of Palmer.
James Newton Horn
Aug 28, 1888 - Apr 5, 1973
J. N. Horn
Funeral services will be in the Hopewell Baptist Church at Navarro,
Saturday at 2 p.m. for J.N. (Newt) Horn of Old Ocean, a former
resident of the Navarro Community. He died Thursday evening in
Burial will be in
Hopewell cemetery, with Rev. Charles Chance
He lived in Old Ocean for more than 20 years, and was married to
Mrs. Eva Howard, who preceded him in death on Jan. 1 of this year.
For several years prior to his retirement, he operated a service
station in Old Ocean. He was a member of the Sweeny Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Owen Mullinex of Sweeny; and
three grandchildren, Mrs. Sam Erwin of Houston, Mrs. Brenda Horn of
Houston, and Mrs. Terri Horn of Sweeny. His only son, J.E. Horn,
preceded him in death in March of this year.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Horn, Rodney Harper, Joe Boyd, Bruce
Harwell, Dan Horn, and Benny Horn.
Corley's will direct.
Vincent Hardman Bottoms
Oct 12, 1907 - Nov 20, 1970
Bottoms Rites Held Saturday
Vincent Bottoms, 63, farmer and resident of Navarro the past 42
years, died Friday at his home.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral
Chapel with the Rev. Kelley grubbs officiating, assisted by the Rev.
William Rowell. Burial was in the
He is survived by his wife, Jennie of Navarro; two sons, M. R.
(Bunk) Bottoms and Lynn Bottoms, both of Navarro; one daughter, Mrs.
Jay HOdge, Tyler; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Marion
Simpson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Bill Hall, Pasadena; and a number of
nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were H. B. Fouty, Reese Jones, Enos Hutson, Jack Breffie,
Afton Smith, Chester Duke, Edgar Eliot and Clayton Smith.
Blanche (Johnston) Carter
Nov 21, 1884 - Dec 13, 1944
MRS. BLANCHE CARTER DIED EARLY TODAY; FUNERAL THURSDAY
Mrs. Blanche Carter, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. S. S.
Johnston, 618 West Second Avenue, early Wednesday, following an
illness of several weeks. Funeral services will be held from the
Sutherland-McCammon chapel on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock, with
burial in Oakwood cemetery beside her late husband who passed away
in January of this year in Amarillo. Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of
the First Presbyterian church, will conduct the rites.
Mrs. Carter was born at Eureka and reared in Corsicana, but has
resided in Stamford and Amarillo for the past many years. After
becoming ill some months ago she was brought to the home of her
mother in Corsicana.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Blanche Carter; mother, Mrs. S. S.
Johnston, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Sid Story and Mrs. Bird
Willard, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Albert Johnston,
Corsicana; Worth Johnston, Eureka, and Arthur Johnston, Los Angeles,
Calif., and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be A. B. Douglas, Boyce Martin, Lowry Martin, Sid
Story, Allen Edens, Sr., T. R. Red, Allyn Gordon and Murphy
THURSDAY MORNING FOR
were held from the
morning at 11
o’clock for Mrs.
Blanche Carter, who
died early Wednesday
after several months
of illness. Rev.
Andrew Byers, pastor
of the First
conducted the rites,
and burial was in
Mrs. Carter, a
native of Navarro
county, had resided
in Amarillo for many
years, but came to
Corsicana to make
her home after her
following the death
of her husband, J.
M. Carter, last
Surviving are one
mother, two sisters,
three brothers, and
James Monroe Carter
Apr 6, 1882 - Jan 8, 1944
RITES HELD TUESDAY MORNING HERE FOR AMARILLO RESIDENT
Funeral services were held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel
Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock for James M. Carter, resident of
Amarillo, but former Corsicanan, who died of a heart attack at his
home in Amarillo last Saturday afternoon. Rites were conducted by
the Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, and
burial was in Oakwood cemetery.
Mr. Carter formerly resided in Corsicana and was connected with
Armour and Company, lately going to Stamford with the same company.
He later moved to Amarillo, where he has been in the wholesale
brokerage business for the past several years.
Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Blanche Johnson of Corsicana
and a daughter, Miss Blanche cArter, both of Amarillo; two brothers,
H. A. Carter, Stamford, and John Carter, Jennings, La.; one sister,
Mrs. Mattie McWorkman, Tulsa, Okla., and other relatives.
Pallbearers were S. P. Story, Boyce Martin, A. B. Douglas, J. C.
West, Allyn Gordon, Dr. Leslie Kelton, Phil Kelton, David Kelton and
JAMES M. CARTER,
DIED IN AMARILLO
VICTIM OF HEART
ATTACK WILL BE
BURIED HERE TUESDAY
James M. Carter died
at his home in
afternoon with a
heart attack and the
body was brought
here Monday and
rites will be held
Tuesday morning at
10 o’clock with
burial following in
Rev. W. R. Hall,
pastor of the First
will conduct the
Mr. Carter was
formerly a resident
of Corsicana, being
Armour and Company
when that concern
had a branch house
Corsicana he first
went to Stamford,
and later to
Amarillo where for
the last several
years he has
Surviving are his
wife, the former
a daughter, Miss
Blanche Carter, both
of Amarillo; two
La., and H. A.
Carter, Stamford, a
sister, and other
Pallbearers will be
S. P. Story, Boyce
Martin, A. B.
Douglass, J. C.
West, Allyn Gordon,
Dr. Leslie Kelton,
Phil Kelton, David
Kelton and Harry
Funeral home will
Rosa Beatrice (Powell) Shivers
Jan 31, 1909 - Dec 12, 1944
MRS. WILLIE SHIVERS DIED LAST NIGHT; RITES ON THURSDAY
Mrs. Willie J. Shivers, 35, died at her home, 104 South
Thirty-Fourth street, Tuesday night. Funeral services will be held
from the Corley Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev. A.
L. Meador conducting the rites. Burial will be in
Surviving are her husband; four sons, Edward, Dan, Tommie and Homer
Shivers, Corsicana; daughter, Willie B. Shivers, Corsicana; a
brother, Talmadge Powell, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Alton Burnett,
Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be W. D. Ainsworth, Harvey Boone, Lucian Sparkman,
Alen Burnett, Bealon Ware and Samuel Miller.
Josephine (Davis) Dacus
July 22, 1905 - Oct 14, 1970
Dacus Service Held Today
Funeral services were held today at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel
for Mrs. Josephine Dacus, 65, who died Wednesday at Memorial
Mrs. Dacus, a native of Navarro County, was a member of the
Missionary Baptist Church. The pastor, the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt,
officiated, and interment was in
Survivors include her husband, Roy Dacus of Corsicana; a brother,
Ellis K. Davis of Waxahachie; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Belle Wright of
Nevada and Mrs. Cassie Beasley of Waxahachie; two nieces; and a
stepdaughter, Mrs. Dorothy Dean of Colorado City.
Willie O. (Dunagan) Dapper-Wilson
Jan 20, 1898 - Oct 14, 1970
Mrs. Wilson Rites Sunday
Mrs. Willie O. Wilson, 82, native of Emmett, Navarro county, and
resident of Dallas the past 24 years, died Wednesday in a Dallas
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Griffin
Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitts officiating. Burial will
be in Oakwood cemetery with grandsons as pallbearers.
She is survived by her husband, P. E. Wilson of the family home,
3708 Odessa Street, Dallas; two sons, Billy Draper, Dallas, and Jack
T. Draper, Haward, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Maymie Ruth Wilson,
Farmington, N.M., and Mrs. Delores Singleton, Dallas; four brothers,
Harold Dunagan, Corsicana; Calvin Dunagan, Emmett; Cecil Dunagan,
Garland, and Leon Dunagan, Elmontic, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs.
Athalee Holcomb, Corsicana, and Mrs. Maymie Kilgore, Odessa; 15
grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and
Shelby A Whitfield
Apr 13, 1935 - Feb 5, 2013
- Shelby Whitfield passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at
Care One in Jackson. He was 77.
Born in Frost Texas, he lived in Washington, DC and
Marlboro, NJ before moving to Manchester 13 years ago.
Prior to retiring in 1997, he was a Radio Announcer for WABC
Radio in NY.
Mr. Whitfield was a United States Army Veteran
Shelby Whitfield was born on April 13, 1935 in Frost, Texas.
He graduated from Hereford High School in 1952 and continued
his studies at University of Texas, Austin. He had a life
long interest in sports and broadcasting. In 1955, Whitfield
joined the U.S. Army and after basic training in Fort
Collins, CO and Radio School in New York, went on to become
Sports Director of the Armed Forces Network (AFN) Radio
Europe. In 1968, his career in broadcasting continued when
he moved to Washington, DC to accept a position to broadcast
baseball games for the Washington Senators who were coached
at the time by Ted Williams. In 1973, Whitfield wrote a book
about his exploits with the Senators called Kiss it Goodbye.
In 1981, Whitfield moved to New Jersey to became Sports
Director and Executive Producer of ABC Sports Radio in New
York. While working in this capacity, Whitfield authored his
second book, co-written with Howard Cosell, entitled What's
Wrong With Sports? Whitfield also won three Excellence in
Sports Performance (ESPY) awards for his superior radio
coverage of the Triple Crown in Thoroughbred Racing.
Surviving is his wife of 54 years Lora Napierski Whitfield.
A son Drew Whitfield of Plainfield. 3 daughters: Shauna
Lawrence of Maryland, Tina Cerullo and her husband Tony of
Alabama and Sharon Knauf and her husband Robert of Jackson.
Also by 5 Grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 6 - 8 pm at the
Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home 3010 Ridgeway Road,
Manchester. For further information or to send an on-line
condolence, please visit: andersoncampbellmanchester.com.
A funeral service will be held on Monday 11 am at the
funeral home. Burial will follow at the Brigadier General
William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown,
- Submitted by
- Not included in Shelby Whitfield's obituary, he was the
morning sports guy on Johnny Holliday's 6-10am show on WWDC, as
well as the play by play guy with Tony Roberts and Ron Menchine
during the last few years of the Washington Senators here in the
late 60's and early 70's.Shelby also did one of the first Sports
Talk shows on Washington radio Saturday evenings from Franny
O'Brian's restaurant. He also was sports director of ABC Radio
Sports for more than 20 years with well know voices like Dan
Lovett, Fred Manfra and Johnny Holliday as his anchors on the
ABC networks. He was a terrific broadcaster and one of the
nicest people in a very tough business (2/6/13)
Tony L. Guerrero
Mar 30, 1925 - Feb 15, 2013
Tony L. Guerrero, 87, passed away on Friday, February 15,
2013 in Ennis, Texas.
Tony was born in Frost, Texas on March 30, 1925 to Lupe and
Belen (Castillo) Guerrero. He grew up in the Byrd-Rankin
area and attended Central High Schools. On March 30, 1948 he
married Amelia Mendez and they made their home in
Byrd-Rankin before moving to Ennis in 1957.
He worked for Armstrong Farms, Leggett and Platt and for
Ennis Automotive for twenty-seven years. He was a member of
the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church of Ennis. He loved
to raise roosters and work on cars.
He is survived by his wife, Amelia Guerrero; six sons: Tony
Guerrero Jr. and his wife, Martha of Ennis, Raul Guerrero of
Ennis, Arthur Guerrero and his wife, Eva Mae of Dallas, Roy
Guerrero and his wife, Stephone of Corsicana, Jessie
Guerrero of Ennis and Desiderio Guerrero of Ennis; four
daughters: Elisa Zapata of Ennis, Mary and her husband Joe
Zambrano of Ennis, Belen Ozuna of Austin and Rita and her
husband, Bobby Reese of Ennis; twenty-eight grandchildren:
forty great-grandchildren: thirty great-great-grandchildren
and one sister, Julia Bega of California.
He is preceded in death by her parents, one son, Raymond
Guerrero and one sister, Trina Lopez.
Visitation will be on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 6 p.m.
until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis with
Rosary at 7 p.m. A Celebration of his life will take place
on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the J.E. Keever
Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with interment to follow in St.
Joseph Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary,
Raymond Truitt Brinson,
July 3, 1920 - Nov 2010
Raymond Truitt Born in Frost, Texas on July 3,1920 to
Phillip and Geneva Brinson. Preceded in death by his wife of
fifty years, Dorothy Jeane Swindell Brinson, his eldest son
Reverend Ray Brinson Jr. Brothers: Vernon, Phillip, and
Carlton. Sisters: Orelle, Adelle, and Audrey. Survived by
best friend Alice Maxwell, brother Roy, daughter Cynthia
(Cy) Brinson, son David Brinson and wife Mary Brinson, and
Ray's widow, Carol Marie Brinson. Grandchildren: Stephany,
Clea, Renee, and Andrew. Great grandchildren: Lucy, Jake,
Zoe, Sophia, and many wonderful nieces and nephews, in-laws,
and friends. Truitt was raised in Frost, Texas, then
attended North Texas University. He worked at Fairbanks
Morse and Company for 23 successful years. He married on
November 14, 1942. Truitt joined the Navy in November 1943.
He made Dallas his home for his family and became a life
underwriter for Mutual of New York where he made the Million
Dollar Roundtable every year thereafter. In 1986 he was
chosen as "MONY'S Man of the Year." Truitt was an usher and
greeter at Oak Lawn until the age of 89. His energy,
creativity, love, and light will be missed by all. Memorial
Service Monday November 8, 2010 2:00 p.m. at Oak Lawn United
Methodist Church, 3014 Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219.
Visitation Sunday, November 7, 2010 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Restland Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks
that donations be given in Truitt's memory to Oak Lawn
United Methodist Church, so his work may continue.
- Published in Dallas Morning News on Nov 7, 2010
- Submitted by
- s/o Phillip Enoch Brinson & Geneva (Van Sant) Brinson
Mildred Virginia (Harrington) Lowry
Feb 13, 1928 - Oct 17, 2009
Mildred Virginia Harrington Lowry, 81 passed away on Oct. 17,
2009. She was born in Frost, Texas to John and Velma (Southard)
Harrington on Feb. 13, 1928. She graduated from Avalon High School
where she was a star basketball player and married B.V. Lowry March
28, 1947 in Hillsboro, Texas. Mildred worked with Ella Bennett
Beauty Shop (Aunt Sis)and later she became owner of Lowry Beauty
Shop- working from 1963 to 2007. She loved fixing the hair of all
her customers (friends) for many years. She was voted "Friendlest
Employee of the Month" by Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce. She was a
member of the Ellis County Art Association and was very talented in
oil and china painting. She enjoyed traveling on Citizen National
Bank trips with Aunt Ethel and their friends and was a big Texas
Rangers and Dallas Cowboy fan. She was a member ot the Maypearl
Methodist Church. Mrs. Lowry was preceded in death by her parents;
her husband B.V. Lowry; an infant son, Sammy Joe Lowry; a very
special son-in-law, Mike Adkins; her sister Diane Watson; and her
brothers Bobby Joe Harrington and Billy Guthrie.
Born in Frost, Texas on Aug. 10, 1947
Departed on May 11, 2005 and resided in Malone, TX.
Visitation: Friday May 13, 2005
Service: Saturday May 14, 2005
Cemetery: Walling Cemetery
Glenn Bratcher, 57, of Malone, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2005.
Glenn was born August 10, 1947 in Frost, Texas the son of Jimmy Mack
and Opal Charlene (Henthorn) Bratcher.
Glenn was raised in Irene and lived in Malone most of his life.
On June 24, 1967 he married Connie Piel at St. Peter’s Lutheran
Church in Malone.
Since 1968, he was a quality control engineer for Vought Aircraft
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Bratcher of Malone; daughter, Kim
Buth and husband, Brian, of McGregor; son, Brady Bratcher of Malone;
brother, Jim Bratcher and wife, Dovie, of Frost; granddaughter,
Kassidy Buth; and several nieces and nephews.
Marshall and Marshall
- Burial: Walling Cemetery, Malone, Hill County, Texas, USA
"Cathy" (Pevehouse) Brown
abt 1919 - Apr 16, 2004
Alice "Cathy" Brown, age 85, departed this life April 16, 2004. A
funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 19, at Rest-
haven's Abbey Chapel with the Rev. Andy Brown officiating. Interment
will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park [Lubbock, TX].
She was born in Frost, Texas, to Sam and Beulah Pevehouse. Cathy was
an all-state basketball player, avid bowler, and fisherman. Her
artistic abilities included quilting and numerous crafts.
Survivors include her husband, Henry; one son, Tom and wife Vicki of
Houston; one sister, Jo of Phoenix; one brother, Charles;
daughter-in-law, Beth; seven grandchildren; and 16
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald
Scott and Henry Don; three brothers, Bud, Pete, and Bill Pevehouse;
and one sister, Lucille. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be
sent to Hospice of Lubbock, 1102 Slide Rd., Lubbock, TX 79416. The
family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Resthaven.
Juanita (Clonts) Mandrona
Jan 31, 1919 - Sep 30, 2011
Juanita Mandrona - passed away softly on September 30, 2011.
Born in Frost, Texas to Norma and Whitney Clonts on January
31, 1919. She was preceded in death by her husband, George
Mandrona, of 22 years and also by her sister, LaVerne
Blauvelt. She is survived by niece, Mary Kiefer and husband
Michael; nephew Ashley Blauvelt and wife Shirley. She
enjoyed family, traveling, playing bridge, her girlfriends,
bible study, book reviews and her church. Mildred was a
member of the Town North Women's Club and the Dallas
Newcomers Bridge Club. She retired from Sears as a
bookkeeper after 27 years of service. She was a long time
resident of Dallas and a long time member of Highland Park
United Methodist Church and member of the AYA Sunday School
Class for over 50 years. After retirement from Sears, she
volunteered for over 10 years with Contact Telephone
Counseling. She loved helping people and was always
available for prayer support or anything anyone needed. She
volunteered for many years for the Prayer Tower for HPUMC.
She was a beloved Aunt and Friend. She lived her life well
and was well loved. Thank you to the staff of Signature
Point on the Lake for their loving and compassionate care
during her last two years. In lieu of flowers, memorials may
be made to HPUMC, for the Prayer Tower, 3300 Mockingbird
Lane, Dallas, TX 75205. Funeral Services will be held at
Restland's Wildwood Chapel on Monday, October 3, 2011 at
Ruth Marie Weir
1899 - Apr 24, 1984
Found 10 Records, 10 Photos and 365,061 Family Trees
Born in Frost, Texas, USA on 1899 to Thomas J Wier and Anna R
Thompson. Ruth Marie married Samuel Ellis Grimes and had 2 children.
She passed away on 24 Apr 1984 in Hillcrest Mausoleum Dallas, Texas,
Marguerite (Howard) Berry
Dec 2, 1906 - Sep 7, 1993
Marguerite H. Berry, 87, of Corsicana, died Sept. 7, 1993, at
Navarro Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home, with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial
will be in the Dawson cemetery.
She was born Dec. 2, 1906 in Devine, the daughter of Samuel and
Leonard Howard. She graduated from Devine High School in Devine,
received her bachelor of arts degree from Mary Hardin Baylor in
Belton and received her master's degree from East Texas State
University in Commerce. She taught school for 50 years teaching in
Spring Hill, Dawson, Navarro Mills, Corbet and Fannin Elementary
School in Corsicana. She taught first grade at Fannin for 40 years.
She married Jim S. Berry of Dawson in 1927, and was a member of the
First Baptist Church where she had been a Sunday school teacher for
She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Retired Teachers
Association of Navarro County. Before her lengthy illness, she was
an active member of the Eastern Star, Kinsloe House and the American
Business Women's Auxillary. In 1990, she moved to the Baptist
Memorial Retirement Center in San Angelo and returned to Corsicana
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim S. Berry, in 1963
Survivors include, two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Donald
Palmeri of Corsicana and Peggy and Wesley Jordan of San Angelo; two
sisters-in-law, Mrs. Bates "Dodie" Savage of Hubbard and Mrs. Alie
Howard of Yancy; three grandchildren, Tracy Jordan Clarke of San
Angelo, Dr. Berry Jordan of Athens and Georgia Kelly Jordan of
Arlington; two great-grandchildren, Jack and Terry Clarke of San
Angelo; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Will Hashop, N.M. Rhea, Orville Locklar, Bill
Honea, Bill Dennehy and Bill Davis.
Roy Lanier Nesmith
Aug 7, 1904 - Sep 14, 1993
Roy L. Nesmith, 89, of Dawson, died Sept. 14, 1993, at Navarro
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Wade Funeral Home Chapel in
Hubbard with the Rev. Kent Seuser and the Rev. David Bugg
Burial will be in Dawson cemetery.
He was born Aug. 7, 1904, in the Spring Hill Community in Navarro
County. He was a life-long resident of the Dawson area and was a
farmer and rancher. He was a member of the First United Methodist
Church in Dawson.
Survivors include his wife, Blanche Nesmith of Dawson; one son and
daughter-in-law, Bobby R. and Robbye Nesmith of Dawson; two
brothers, Aldon Nesmith and William O. "Punk" Nesmith, both of
Dawson; three sisters, Evelyn Gunn of Pleasant Grove, Gladys Watson
of Robinson and Faye Webb of Dawson; two grandsons; and three
Pallbearers will be nephews, Toby Nesmith, Dan Nesmith, Don Nesmith,
Drew Howard, Ivan Webb, Odis Lawrence, Ronnie Lawrence, Gary
Lawrence, Joe Donald Lawrence and Jack Hale.
Honorary pallbearers will be all other nephews.
Mar 11, 1896 - Sep 24, 1993
George Bates Darden, 97, of Dawson died Sept. 24, 1993, in
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dawson First Baptist Church
with the Rev. David Bugg officiating. Burial will follow in the
Dawson cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
He was born March 11, 1896, in Purdon to William Thomas and Mary
Belle Taylor Darden. He lived all of his life near Purdon and Dawson
and had been a resident of Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana since
He married Sarah Mahalie Fraley on Dec. 17, 1919, in Knox City. He
was a veteran of World War I.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 68 years who died in 1987,
and by two grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, Dan Darden and George M. Darden of
Corsicana; one daughter, Billie Branch of Irving; seven grandchldren,
eight great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Clark Putman, Y.M. Putman, Don Raley, Don
NeSmith, Dan Griffin and Johnny Lake.
Jul 7, 1908 - Oct 22, 1993
Allene Chapman, 85, of Corsicana, died Oct. 22, 1993, in Dallas.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist
Church in Dawson with Bruce Carpenter and Kent Seuser officiating.
Burial will be in Dawson. Services are under the direction of
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Alene Marie
Smith and Elsie Mae and Gilbert Jackson, all of Dallas; five
grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Letitia Audrey (Birchfield) Corbett
Jun 26, 1905 - Nov 12, 1993
Mrs. Letitia Audrey Corbett, 88, of Helotes, died Nov. 12, 1993, at
the Leon Valley Nursing Home.
Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Saturday in
Dawson cemetery. The
David Bugg will officiate. Wade Funeral Home is in charge of
She was born June 26, 1905, in Moody, Texas. She had lived in
Helotes and San Antonio of the past 30 years. She was assistant
manager at the W.T. Grants department store in San Antonio. She was
a member of the Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, O.L. and Mary Birchfield.
She is survived by a niece, Mrs. Louise Russell of Waco; and a
nephew, David Allard of Texarkana, Texas.
Wylie Lee "Cotton" Cottongame
Sep 4, 1937 - Dec 3, 1993
Wylie (Cotton) Cottongame, 56, of Barry, died Dec. 3, 1993, at
Navarro Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home in Corsicana with the Rev. Jerry Johnson officiating. Burial
will be in Dawson.
Survivors include his wife, Loretta Cottongame of Barry; three sons
and daughters-in-law, George and Pat Coppock, Kenneth and Marsha
Coppock and Weldon (Bubba) and Lisa Cottongame, all of Corsicana;
three daughters and sons-in-law, Shane and James Davis of Corsicana,
Shanna and Randy York and Sally Cottongame, all of Silver City; one
brother and sister-in-law, Wilmer and Jo Dell Cottongame of Dawson;
one sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Hubert Hoffman of
Corsicana; and eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jack Bridger, Jerry Bamburg, K.P. Thomas, Ricky
Thomas, J.C. Kelly, Kenneth Brooks, Benny Clemmons and Danny Hall.
James Edwin Davis
May 30, 1919 - Dec 4, 1993
James Edwin Davis, 74, of Milford, Texas, died Dec. 4, 1993, at
Baylor Hospital in Waxahachie.
Graveside services were 10 a.m. Monday in
Dawson cemetery, with the
Kent Seuser officiating. Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard was in charge
He was born May 30, 1919, in Dawson. He lived in Dawson most of his
life, and the last 12 years in Milford. He was a farmer and from a
Dawson pioneer family who owned several cotton gins in western
Navarro County. He was a Mason and a member of the First Methodist
Church of Dawson.
Survivors include two sons, James Edwin Davis Jr. of Waxahachie, and
Richard Sam Davis of Italy, Texas; one sister, Mildred Davis of
Dawson; and four grandchildren.
Allene Marie (Chapman) Smith
Mar 17, 1927 - Dec 6, 1993
Allene Marie Smith, 66, of Dallas, died Dec. 6, 1993 in the
Brentwood Place Nursing Home.
Serviceswill be 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home in Corsicana with Bill Honea and Bill Reed officiating. Burial
will be in the Dawson cemetery.
She was a member of the veterans of Foreign Wars No. 1837 Ladies
Auxiliary in Dallas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Allene Chapman.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Burvin Terry and
Charlotte Smith of Corsicana; one daughter and son-in-law,k Carla
and Roger Manuel of Mesquite; one sister and brother-in-law Elsie
and Gilbert Jackson of Dallas; four grandchildren; and four
Fanell (Smith) Dunagan
Aug 21, 1920 - Mar 15, 2013
lived a life of faith, strength, and service.
Fanell Smith was born Aug. 21, 1920, at McCord, a farming
community south of Frost, to John Grover and Bertha Mae Bell
Smith. She was the eldest of three daughters, followed by
Joyce Marie and Sara Helen (Tommie). After World War II was
over, she met the love of her life, Lucius Victor (L.V.)
Dunagan in Frost. They were married in 1948, and had two
children, John Victor Dunagan and Cheryl Marie Dunagan
Pratt. L.V. passed away of cancer in 1956. She never
remarried. She worked as a seamstress and manager in the
clothes manufacturing business until retirement. The only
thing she loved more than her family was the Lord whom she
served faithfully until her final breath before joining him
on Friday, March 15, 2013, at Heritage Oaks Retirement
Village in Corsicana.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lucius
Victor; her two sisters and brother-in-laws, Joyce and the
Rev. Frank Williams, and Sarah Helen (Tommie) and Sam Moore;
and nephew Joey Smith Moore.
Survivors include her son, John Dunagan of Dallas; daughter
and son-in-law, Cheryl and Mark Pratt of Cryer Creek;
grandsons, Joseph Pratt of Cryer Creek, Matthew Pratt of
Dallas, and Gabriel Pratt of Lubbock; nephews and wives, Jim
and Mandy Moore of Little Rock, Ark., Jerry and Janet Moore
of Williamsburg, Va., and Russell and Judi Williams of
Waxahachie; and many more great nieces, nephews, cousins and
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Service will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at Frost
Baptist Church in Frost. Interment will follow at
The family would like to thank all of the staff at Heritage
Oaks Retirement Village for their loving care they provided
her during these last 6 years. She was so appreciative of
everyone who took care of her.
She is in a better place now. Heaven is even better because
she is there, and this world is a better place because she
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Linda Louise (Maxwell) Lee
Oct 19, 1937 - Mar 18, 2013
Linda Louise Lee, 75, of Corsicana went to be with the Lord
Monday, March 18, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Coryell County, Texas to Milton and Aletha
19, 1937. She attended Gatesville High School where she was
a star basketball player and was referred to as “Lightning
Linda met David Lee at Bealls Department Store in
Jacksonville where they were both employed. They married on
May 23, 1958 and were married for 55 years.
Linda loved to cook big family meals especially during the
holidays. She took pride in knowing that everyone looked
forward to her delicious home cooking.
Her other hobbies included working in her yard, quilting,
playing cards and dominoes with friends and family, and
garage/estate sales. She also looked forward to attending
sporting events to cheer on her grandchildren and
Linda was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by her parents Milton Maxwell and
(Maxwell) Paul and her brother Rufus Milton Maxwell.
Linda is survived by her husband, David Lee; sons, James
“Boo” Lee and wife Holly, and John Lee and wife Stacy, all
of Dallas; daughter, Debbra and husband Edgar Anderson of
Corsicana; her beloved grandchildren, JD, Jessica, Benjamin,
Daniel, Melinda, Marc, Misty, and Janis as well as nine
great-children; sister and best friend, Patricia Bell and
husband David of Corsicana; long time dearest friend Wanda
Meredith of Athens; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Corbin Roberts, John Ingham, Tyrus
Sanders, Lee Lewis, Scott Watkins, Kameron Smith, and John
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. B.F. Risinger
officiating. Burial will follow at
Black Hills Cemetery.
The family would like to express thanks to the ICU staff at
Navarro Regional Hospital for their excellent care during
her brief stay.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Lee Ora (Rumbelowe) Stone
Apr 11, 1936 - Mar 19, 2013
After a very lengthy illness, Lee Stone was called home Monday,
March 19, 2013 to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Lee Ora Rumbelowe Stone was born April 11, 1936 to Price and Addlee
Gordon Rumbelowe of Corsicana.
Lee attended school as a small child in Corsicana and then High
School in Grand Saline where she graduated in 1955. Lee attended St.
Lukes Methodist Church in Grand Saline with her parents.
Lee Rumbelowe and Bob Stone began their life together Aug. 7, 1962
in Houston and made their home in Sugarland for 16 years. Lee and
Bob returned to Corsicana in 1978 where Lee worked at the Navarro
Memorial Hospital and Corsicana I.S.D. where she retired in 2002.
Lee was preceded in death by her sister, Amy Davis; and their
parents Addlee and Price Rumbelowe.
Lee is survived by her husband of 50 years, Bob Stone; niece, Fancy
Furr and husband, Johnny Furr, of Canton; nephew, Casey Davis of
Kansas, great nephew, Justin Ivie and wife, Dorshan and their son,
Price Ivie of Cedar Creek; Aunt and Uncle, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Cook of
Temple; a number of beloved cousins and friends; special friends Sam
Zamorra and wife, Augusta, Billie Jo Thompson; Dale and Dixie Crow
of Houston and Mike, Debbie and Dustie Redden of Corsicana.
Lee enjoyed God's natural landscape: the outdoors and its
Over the years Lee had pet skunks, squirrels, birds, stray cats,
countless dogs and horses. Most likely the happiest day of her life
was when her parents bought her a horse; Lee's very first horse at
the age of 3 was a pony called Dusty. Since that time, one could
surmise that Lee had a special love and talent for horses. Lee
successfully competed in western pleasure on her beautiful palomino
mare, Babe. Lee rode her current mare, Snow, a black and white
tobiano paint mare until 2008 when she began to experience health
issues that limited her ability to get on a horse. Lee had a special
love for sports cars, gold and diamonds ...an Ole blonde country
girl at heart with a touch of class and independence ... just enough
to keep things interesting. Lee preferred reading books over
watching television, not just any book though, it had to be animal
related and would gladly pass her knowledge along to others when
asked and sometimes when it was needed but not asked for. Lee
enjoyed music by Patsy Cline but more than anything, she enjoyed the
sounds made by God's creatures while outside tending to her plants
Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March
2013 at Corley Funeral Home.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013 at the
Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tim Easley officiating.
Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pall bearers will be Ernest Rumbelow, David Rumbelow, Casey David, Teddy Garcia, Sam Zamorra,
Mike Redden, and Skip Tullos and honorary pallbearer will be Dicky
Delmer Allen Cates
Jun 28, 1934 - Mar 20, 2013
A. Cates, age 78, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, March
2013 at his residence in Corsicana. He was born June 28,
1934 in Corsicana to parents, Ed Delmar and Willie Cates.
He was a veteran having served his country in the
States Army. He was a truck driver, and retired after many
years of traveling the highways.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Martha
Cates; parents, Ed Delmar and Willie Cates; sister, Billie
Wren; twin brother, Darrell Cates, brother, Charles Cates,
and son-in-law, David “Moon Dawg” Douglas.
He is survived by his daughters, Mona Grace and husband
Kenny of Corsicana and Lois Douglas of Corsicana; grandsons,
Ronny Folmar of Corsicana, Michael Rogers of Corsicana, and
James Cates and friend Michelle Davis of Corsicana;
granddaughter, Monica Perez and husband Jeremy of Mildred;
18 grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday, March 22, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23,
2013 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea
officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in
Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Justin Bancroft, Eldon
St. Ledger, Daniel Wren, Wayne Biggs, Jackie Grace, and Eric
Hancock. Honorary Pallbearer is Ray Phillips.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to his
grandson, James Cates and his friend Michelle Davis and his
niece, Patricia Smith for their loving care during his
Hazel Louise (Baker) Emig-Garrett
Dec 14, 1928 - Mar 19, 2013
L. Emig – Garrett was born Dec. 14, 1928 in Corsicana to
and Pearl O. Baker. She went to be with her Lord Tuesday,
March 19, 2013 in Mesquite.
Hazel retired from Southwestern Bell after 31years as a
telephone operator. She loved her animals Coco, Holly, and
Smokey, watching her husband drag race, she had beautiful
hand writing which made her an excellent pen pal, and loved
going out dancing at the honkey tonks when she was younger.
Hazel was an Eastern Star and enjoyed adopting children at
the Masonic Home at Christmas so they would have presents.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Howard
Emig, Jr., and a sister, Joan Baker Coffey.
She leaves behind her husband Jack Garrett, nephew Jim
Coffey and wife Annessia, great-niece Tiffany Fish and
husband Matthew, great-nephew James Coffey, III, and many
friends by whom she will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Hazel’s name to
the Macedonia Baptist Church of Mesquite.
Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013 at González
Funeral Home, 1111 Military Parkway Dallas, TX 75149.
Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Macedonia
Baptist Church in Mesquite with burial at
Cemetery in Corsicana.
Arrangements by González Funeral Home & Crematory- Mesquite.
Francis Roena Cowden
Nov 30, 1916 - Mar 20, 2013
Francis Roena Cowden was born Nov. 30, 1916 in Corsicana, the second
of three daughters to Grover Cleveland Cowden and Queenie Mai Bell
She passed away at the age of 96 on March 20, 2013 at the Holly Hall
Health Care Center in Houston.
Frances graduated from Corsicana High School and then from Texas
Women’s University in 1938 with a Major in Art Education and Minor
She taught school for six years in the Texas towns of Yancy, Cameron
and Beaumont. She worked towards a Masters Degree at the University
Colorado Boulder and the University of Texas. In 1944 she was hired
by Schlumberger and remained with Schlumberger in Houston for nearly
38 years, using her talent in art, until retiring in 1981 as a
senior graphics technician. Frances traveled extensively worldwide
visiting every continent except Australia and Antarctica. She was an
avid photographer and enjoyed giving travelogues of the places she
She was an active member of First United Methodist Church, Keystone
Sunday School Class, Quillian Sunday School Class, and United
Methodist Women, Reading Circle. She enjoyed working with her church
in preparing meals for the hungry and homeless. She also belonged to
the Photographic Society of America, Desk and Derrick Club of
Houston, and College Women’s Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Elizabeth
Adair and Melba Foster.
She leaves, to mourn her passing, cousins and many nieces and
nephews as well as many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013 at
Cemetery on FM 2555, just outside of Corsicana,
with Rev. Leslie Byrd officiating.
Donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 1320 Main,
Houston, TX 77002 or Holly Hall Retirement Community, 2000 Holly
Hall Street, Houston, TX 77054.
Myrtle Louise "Weeza" (Pope) Harrison
Feb 22, 1931 - Mar 24, 2013
Louise “Weeza” Pope Harrison, age 81, of Corsicana was born
22, 1931, in Tyler to parents Myrtle Dillard and Venoy Pope.
She left this world on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Heritage
Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana to join our Heavenly
Father surrounded by her loving family.
She retired from Corsicana I.S.D. where she worked as a
teacher’s aide for 35 years. She was a member of Immaculate
Conception Church and the Altar Society. Her hobbies
included oil painting, gardening, cooking, sewing, and
crossword puzzles. She was a loving wife, mother,
grandmother, sister, and friend.
She was preceded in death by her husband, D.E. (Elvin)
Survivors include her children, Mark Harrison and wife Kathy
of Corsicana; Mylea Miller and husband Kim of Corsicana, and
Michelle Warren of Corsicana; grandchildren, Stephen
Harrison and wife Tiffany of Corsicana, Jade Faggett of
Corsicana, Suzanne Manos and husband Slade of Dallas,
Jillian Whistler of Corsicana, Stuart Harrison and wife
Shelly of Bedford, Hailey Barnes of Corsicana, Hannah Barnes
and fiancé Michael Brown of Corsicana, Dylan Warren of
Corsicana, Cole Miller of Corsicana, and 14
great-grandchildren; and brother, Chesley (Buddy) Pope of
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.
A rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel at
Corley Funeral Home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday,
March 27, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
with Father Jason Cargo officiating. Interment will follow
in the Calvary Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Stephen Harrison, Stuart Harrison, Dylan
Warren, Cole Miller, Michael Brown, and Slade Manos.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Richard Arlen St. Clair
Jun 2, 1935 - Mar 24, 2013
Richard Arlen St. Clair, 77, was called home by his heavenly
father on Sunday, March 24, 2013 after courageously fighting
a lengthy illness. He was lovingly surrounded by his family
at the time of his death.
He was born June 2, 1935 to Cecil Thomas St. Clair and Helen
Ruth Christie St. Clair in Rankin, Texas.
He was a charter member of Westside Baptist Church and he
loved the Lord deeply along with his family and friends. He
invested years of service to the car business and
passionately worked hard. He loved to play golf with his
golf buddies and spent many hours at the coffee shop with
his coffee drinking buddies. He also loved music and spent
many hours playing on his guitars and piano along with
playing with friends. He taught himself to play music and
enjoyed showing his friends and family how passionate he was
about music. He shocked his kids by taking on his love for
music. He was a wonderful father and he would do anything to
make sure they were taken care of and loved. He was a man of
full character and loved to laugh and make others laugh. He
told many old stories and loved to relive out his memories.
He was a witty man and loved his jokes. Also, he loved his
cowboy hat, boots, and starched shirts. He spent many years
pipelining with his step-father and visited many states. He
operated heavy pipeline machinery.
He is survived by his mother, Helen Ruth Graves of
Corsicana; his sons Richard Shea St. Clair and wife, Susan
of Ennis, Lance St. Clair and wife, Tara of Corsicana; his
daughters; Kim Thomas of Corsicana, Christie Petty and
husband, Danny of Athens, Nancy Currie of Plano, and
Danielle St. Clair of Edmond, Okla. He is also survived by
his grandchildren; Natalie Lambert of Conroe, Elizabeth
Farmer, Luke Farmer, and Cody Thomas, all of Corsicana,
Jourdan Lathem of Athens, Hayden Hargrave of Slaton, Grayson
McCreary, Gretchen McCreary and Annie Watts of Corsicana,
Claire Currie of Plano and Gage and Gavin St. Clair of
Corsicana. Arlen is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren
and many cousins and dear friends.
He leaves behind his beloved dog Bo Jangles. There are not
many lives that Arlen did not touch and he will be missed by
all. He is gone but never forgotten.
Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27,
2013 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, March
28, 2013 at Westside Baptist Church with the Rev. B.F.
Risinger, Jr. officiating.
Pallbearers will be Larry Christie, Danny Petty, Hayden
Hargrave, Grayson McCreary, Mark Withrow, John Wallace,
Brian Collier, Mark Barnes, Thomas Lathem and Doyle McGahan.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy D. Coker, Mike Hall, Doug
Jones, Jimmie Young, Bobby Owen and Billy Bob Collier.
Burial will follow at
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Osiel Rangel Canales
Mar 20, 2013
Osiel Rangel Canales, 27, of Indianapolis, Ind., passed away
Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Rosary was 6 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2013,
at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Service was 9 a.m. Tuesday,
March 26, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment
followed at Calvary Cemetery.
May 11, 1942 - Mar 17, 2013
MacArthur English, 70, was born May 11, 1942 in Corsicana to the
parentage of Mr. Bonner and Ester English. He departed this life on
Sunday, March 17, 2013, after a lengthy illness at the Veterans
Affairs Hospice in Lancaster.
He attended G.W. Jackson and went on to enlist in the U.S. Army.
After being honorably discharged in 1963, he went on to work for
Chattanooga Glass and Oil City until retiring. MacArthur professed
his faith in Christ and joined Second Mission Baptist church at an
early age. He later met and married the love of his life, Lucille
Yeldell and to this union four children were born.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lucille English, his parents
Bonner and Ester English, siblings Bonner Jr., Willie Dave, L.J.
English, and Ester Mae English.
Leaving to cherish his memories are; two sons, Clarence Robinson and
Douglas English of Corsicana; five daughters April (Mike) Mwamba of
Cedar Hill, Tomaco (Anthony) McAdams of Kerens, Regina (Cedric)
Williams of Corsicana, Ketrene Zollocoffer of Beaumont and Kristen
English of Arlington. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren, five brothers; R.L. (Katherine) English,
Vernell English all of Fort Worth, C.J. (Lottie) English of Dallas,
(Clovia) English of Corinth, and Willie Joe (Monica) English of
Corsicana; two sisters; Jimmie Mae Brown of Garland, and Linda
English of Fort Worth; also two aunts, Bertha English of Fairfield,
and Roberta Carrington of Minneapolis, Minn., and a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Second
Mission Baptist Church with Pastor Larry L. Polk, Sr. officiating.
Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Dean Watson Jr.
Dec 31, 1956 - Apr 7, 2013
Jimmy Dean Watson Jr., 56, of Waco, passed away Sunday, April 7,
2013 in Waco. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11,
2013 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Ricky Woodall
will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. Arrangements under the
direction of Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Submitted by Karen
Jimmy Dean Watson Jr., 56, of Waco, passed away Sunday, April 7,
2013 in Waco. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, April 11 at
Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with interment to follow in Fairview
Jimmy was born December 31, 1956 in Waco to Jimmie Dean and
(Smith) Watson. He lived most of his life in the Waco area but had
also resided in Hubbard, Penelope and Chalk Bluff during his
lifetime. Jimmy was a graduate of LaVega High School and worked at
several businesses in the Waco area including the City of Waco, City
of McGregor and most recently for B & S Port-A-Jons.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1992 and a brother, Tommy
Glenn Watson in 1964.
Survivors include his mother, Geraldine Watson of Waco; daughter,
Tiffany Watson of McGregor; brother, John Watson of Waco; sister,
Janis Lawhon of Bosqueville; step-daughter, Shanna Singletary of
Waco; three grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other
extended family members and friends.
Pallbearers will be John Watson Sr., John Watson Jr., Cody Jones and
Dec 13, 1938 - Apr 9, 2013
Leslie Calame, 74, of Wortham passed away Tuesday, April 9,
2013 at his home. Mr. Calame was born Dec. 13, 1938 in
Fairfield to Charles Edward Calame and Edith Louella McAdams
Calame. He married the love of his life, Dorothy Keathley,
in Wortham on July 31, 1959.
Charles was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of
Wortham, serving actively as a deacon and member of the
Anglers Sunday School class. He truly lived out Romans 1:16;
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the
power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth”, and
proclaimed it to anyone he met.
He was a lifelong resident of Wortham, graduating from
Wortham High School in 1957. Charles worked for Chattanooga
Glass Company, and was then employed by Getty-Texaco until
he retired in 1999. During the years 1957-1965, Charles
served his country in the Army National Guard.
Charles was an avid fisherman, hunter, “42” player and
gardener, sharing his bountiful produce with family, friends
and neighbors. He was a loving, devoted husband, father,
grandfather and great-grandfather, and a dear, helping
friend to all. He especially loved the little children and
spent many happy hours with all who came his way.
He was preceded in death by his parents and also his
daughter, Lanette in 1982.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; daughters, Pam Calame
of Wortham and Judy Chilcoat and husband, Mark of
Georgetown; his granddaughters, Annie Dean and husband,
Dustin of College Station, Madison Van Der Kroon of Wortham;
grandson, Blake Chilcoat of College Station; and
great-granddaughter, “Charli” Claire Dean, his namesake, who
will arrive in July. He is also survived by three brothers,
Jerry and wife Jenny Calame, Jesse Calame and Tony Calame,
all of Wortham; three sisters, Glenda Neese of Wortham,
Elizabeth Lucas and husband, Thomas of Corsicana and Nelda
Mullenax of Kirvin; as well as a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins, church family and good friends.
Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church in Wortham
from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013.
Funeral Services for Charles will be held at 2 p.m. Friday,
2013 at the First Baptist Church in Wortham, with Bro.
Justin Colquette and James Herrington officiating. Interment
will follow at Wortham Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers are Mack Butler, Benny Murray, Larry
Jones, Jon R. Jones, Dwayne Calame, Pat Gormon, Brad
McReynolds and Gene Mackey.
Honorary pallbearers are the Deacons of the First Baptist
Church of Wortham.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to
the Lanette Calame Scholarship Fund or the Building Fund,
both at First Baptist Church of Wortham.
Porter Funeral Home, Mexia is in charge of arrangements.
Mar 2, 1955 - Apr 3, 2013
Ray Lawrence, 58, of Kerens passed away at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Memorial Herman Hospital in
Don was born in Kerens on March 2, 1955 to Dorothy Lawrence
and the late Lonnie Lawrence Sr.
He graduated from Kerens High School in
1973 and went on to earn a degree from Navarro College
in 2011. He enjoyed working on cars, trucks, fishing,
gardening and the Rotaract Club of Navarro College. On April
27, 1974 Don married Dian Miller in Corsicana. He was a
member of Mt. B.
Zion Baptist Church in Kerens. He was a husband, father,
grandfather, brother and friend. He will be missed by all
that knew and loved him.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Dian
Lawrence; daugthers Dorothy Urice Lawrence, LaDonna Davis,
Lakisha Steward, and Ceseley Lawrence; sons Derrick Demonde
Lawrence, Christopher Donald Lawrence and Cameron Lawrence;
grandchildren Jazmine Dian Thomas, London Dee Lawrence,
Cydra Stewart, and Dequallion Steward; and mother, Dorothy
Lawrence of Powell. He is also survived by a host of family
Visitation will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. Friday, April 12,
2013 at Mount B. Zion Baptist Church, Highway 309, Goodlow.
Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., also at Mt. B. Zion,
with Pastor Nathan Carter Sr. officiating. A reception will
take place following the funeral.
Burial service will be in Houston.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McCoy and
Harrison Funeral Home, Inc., Houston.
Mary E. Ettna (Cox) Richards
Oct 17, 1929 - Apr 8, 2013
Mary E. Richards, 83, of Corsicana went to be with the Lord
Monday, April 8, 2013 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in
Corsicana. She was born Oct. 17, 1929 in Angus to parents
Thomas and Auba Cox.
She attended Corsicana High School and married Dorsey in
1946. She was a devoted wife and mother, and enjoyed 29
years of retirement in Corsicana. She loved working in the
garden and quilting. She made over
100 baby quilts for family and friends. One of the
highlights of the yearly Richards Family Reunion was the
beautiful full-size quilt that she made, along with her
sister Faye, which sold through a raffle to eager
participants. The quilt raised hundreds of dollars for the
family reunion fund each year. She was a member of Northside
Baptist Church, and served as the Dorcas class treasurer.
Her friends and relatives considered her the “sweetest
person they know.”
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorsey Richards,
and her parents.
She is survived by her sister, Faye Richards; daughter and
son-in-law, Lou and Norman Archibald; son and
daughter-in-law, David and Molly Richards; granddaughters,
Amy and Scott Harp and Nina Walker. She is also survived by
her precious great-grandchildren, Lark and Austin Walker and
Hank and Ty Harp.
Visitation with the family was held from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral
services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013 at
the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr.
Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow in the
Pallbearers will be Larry Fuller, Billy Richards, Bob
Luther, James Richards, Buddy Richards, Danny Richards, and
Memorial contributions may be made to Northside Baptist
Church, 2800 N.
Beaton Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Peggy Jo (Burkhalter) Drain
Aug 27, 1945 - Apr 9, 2013
Peggy Jo Burkhalter Drain, age 67, of Chatfield passed away
at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana on Tuesday, April
9, 2013. She was born Aug. 27, 1945 in Bay City, Texas to
Wayne Turner Burkhalter and Anne Joanne “Bobbie” Sherrer
Peggy graduated Ennis High School. She was married to the
late Robert Drain for over 50 years. She was best known for
her custom framing and oil painting that she produced in her
shop, The Studio, in Corsicana for more than 25 years. Peggy
loved collecting horses (live not glass) and loved spending
time in her yard working with plants and flowers. She deeply
loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them after
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband,
Robert, and son, Brian Drain.
Peggy is survived by her sons; Eric Drain and wife, Tonia of
Chatfield, and Jason Drain and wife, Misty of Blooming
Grove; her daughter–in-law Andrea Drain of Chatfield:
grandchildren; Brittnie Heard and husband, Dustin of
Blanchard, Okla.; Roclan Drain, Halee McCoy, Mackenzie Drain
all of Chatfield; and Collin Drain, Taylor Drain, and Tanner
Drain all of Blooming Grove. She is also survived by her
great-grandchildren; Jaxson and Rowan Heard of Blanchard,
Okla. Peggy is also survived by her sisters; Sherry
Bancroft, Janet Wilson and Judy Jones.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, April 12,
2013 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana with Bro.
Grady Cashion officiating.
Fay (Johnson) Page
Sep 3, 1918 - Apr 9, 2013
Fay Johnson Page, 94, passed away on Tuesday April 9, 2013.
The only child of Reid and Beulah Barber Johnson, “Gaw,” as
she was known to family and friends, was born Sept. 3, 1918
in Mount Pleasant.
Fay loved to read the Bible and work crossword puzzles. She
taught Sunday school at Central Baptist Church in Blooming
Grove for many years. Fay married Ralph Edward Page on Dec.
20, 1941 in Victoria.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband of
70 years Ralph Edward Page who died Dec. 10, 2012.
She is survived by her sons Ralph Edward (Eddie) Page Jr.
and wife Marguerite of Kingsport, Tenn., and William Reid
(Bill) Page and wife Janice of Blooming Grove. Fay is also
survived by grandchildren Neil and wife Mary Alice Page and
Laurie Wells of Kingsport, Tenn., Wendy and husband Brent
Steele of Navarro Mills, and Rustin and wife Megan Page of
Waco; as well as great-grandchildren Parker Page, Austin
Page and Cody Wells of Kingsport, Tenn. and Colt Steele of
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11,
2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 12,
2013 at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Darren
Interment will follow at
Rose Hill Cemetery
under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Melton, Marcus Melton, John
Matous, Kenneth Southard, Dan Patterson, and Jeff Jenkins.
Memorials in Fay’s name can be sent to Central Baptist
Church, PO Box 286, Blooming Grove, TX 76626.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to
Dr. Dale Campbell, the staff at Heritage Oaks West and
Family First Hospice for their skilled and sensitive
assistance in making Fay’s final days peaceful.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.