Marsha Jane (Pace) Bone
Oct 26, 1937 - Jun 30, 2013
Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 7,
2013, at First Presbyterian Church in Tyler with the
Rev. Dr. Stuart Baskin officiating. Marsha was born Oct.
26, 1937, in Seminole, Okla., and passed away Sunday,
June 30, 2013, at Hospice of East Texas. Marsha was the
daughter of Harold Kelly Pace and Ruth Lorraine Campbell
Pace. She was educated in the Oklahoma City School
System. As a pre-teen, Marsha was baptized at Northwest
Christian Church in Oklahoma City. In 1955, she and
Leonard LaDon Allen were married. From this union were
born LaDonna Jane, Kelly Lynne and Mark Stephen. She
joined Western Oaks Christian Church, Oklahoma City,
Okla., in the 1960's.
The young family moved to Corsicana. In 1972, she joined
Westminster Presbyterian Church, where Marsha served as
Moderator of the Deacons for two terms and Chairperson
for the Women's Circle. In 1975, Marsha married Dr.
Robert Donnell Bone at Westminster Presbyterian Church,
Corsicana. Marsha was very industrious. She worked and
served in several capacities during her lifetime. Her
employment included working for independent oil
operators and large oil corporations in Oklahoma City,
for the Medical Arts Clinic of Corsicana, and for the
Southern Pacific Railroad in Ennis. She was on the Board
of Directors for the “Food for Fitness” Program,
coordinating the work for approximately 15 years. She
volunteered for, and served on, the Board of Directors
for The Navarro County Association of Retarded Citizens
and for the Food Pantry. She served as co-Chairperson on
the committee that sponsored the Dinh family, refugees
from Vietnam, to get established in Corsicana.
She and Robert moved to Emerald Bay, in Bullard, in
1995. Marsha continued community service by delivering
Meals on Wheels to the Tyler community. They joined
First Presbyterian Church in Tyler in 1995.
Marsha served on the Board of Deacons and then as Elder
on the Session, and on numerous committees over the
years. Marsha was also a member of the Smith County
Medical Alliance. Her hobbies and interests were her
family first, golf, church, mahjongg, photography,
reading, love of animals and traveling.
Marsha is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Robert
Bone of Emerald Bay. She is survived by her children,
LaDonna Allen and fiancé, Ken Godden of Tyler, Kelly
Allen French and husband Dr. Wade French of Tyler, Mark
Allen and fiancé, Laura Mason of Houston. Also surviving
are step-children Gaynelle Bone Newport of Frisco, Ann
Bone Parker and husband Dick Parker, of Katy, and Donnie
Bone of Lewisville; siblings, Kelly Pace Bradley and
husband Scott, of Westlake, and Steve Pace and wife G,
of Monkey Island, Okla. Survivors also include
step-sister-in-law Dr. Mary Alice Bone Adamson of
Jacksonville, the Dinh Family of Corsicana, 12
grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Last but
certainly not least, her beloved “doggies” Max and
Bailey survive her.
Memorial gifts may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 230 W. Rusk St.
Tyler, Texas 75701, or Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas 75701.
Sharon Lynn (Cox) Elmore
Sep 15, 1943 - Jul 4, 2013
Cox Elmore of Hutchins, and formerly of Corsicana,
passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Baylor Medical
Center in Dallas at the age of 69.
She was born on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1943, in Corsicana to Lloyd and Audie King Cox.
Survivors include her children, Blake Elmore and wife Cheri of Lancaster, and Lacey Baker and husband Darrell
of Hutchins; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. She is also survived by her brother, James
Cox, and sister Terry Fleenor, both of Corsicana.
Graveside funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, at the
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat with the Rev. Leroy Elmore officiating.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Vivian (Kinsel) Benton
Dec 28, 1923 - Jul 2, 2013
Benton, resident of Brushie Prairie, passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the age of 89. She was
born Dec. 28, 1923 in Fort Worth to Marvin Kinsel and Bertha Gresham Kinsel.
Vivian was preceded in death by her son Bill Benton Jr. and daughter-in-law Cindy Benton.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Benton of Brushie Prairie; children, Damon Benton of Brushie Prairie,
Connie Armstrong and husband Harrold of Waco, Vickie Hamilton and husband Houston of Katy and Norma Porter
and husband Benny of Alvin; daughter-in-law, Joy Benton of Buffalo; sisters, Oletha Fulcher of Del Rio and
Juanita Pate of Tyler; brother, H.D. Kinsel and wife Carol of Brushie Prairie; nine grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013 at
Community Chapel with Pastor Lonnie Keele and Pastor
Shawn Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow at
Pallbearers will be Darion Cundiff, Kurtis Turpin, Trace
Turpin, Bennie Pate, Kris Turpin and Nolan Porter.
Honorary Pallbearer will be Devon Porter.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
abt 1950 - Jun 26, 2013
Henry Lee Jackson, 63, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, June 26,
2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services are 11 a.m.
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at the Greater Love Outreach Fellowship
Church, located at 700 East Park Avenue with Pastor Myron Williams
Interment will follow at
Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson
Margaret Ann (Fowler) White
Oct 25, 1932 - Jul 1, 2013
Ann Fowler White of Malakoff, left her earthly home and
stood before her Savior blameless and with great joy
Monday, July 1, 2013. She was born Oct. 25, 1932 in
Dallas to John Greshem Fowler and Mozelle Shirey Fowler.
She married the love of her life and best friend, L.
James White, on Oct. 10, 1953.
Early in life she made a commitment to Jesus Christ that
she faithfully kept all her life. Her life was a
constant witness to her children, her grandchildren, and
all who met her of a life in love with the Lord. She
loved her husband, her family and shared a joy of living
with all who crossed her path. She always followed
Jesus’ example and loved the “least of these” and sought
to better the lives of all she knew.
Ann was an accomplished, well-traveled and much loved
person. She graduated valedictorian from Corsicana
1950, and went on to earn multiple degrees with
honors from the University of North Texas and the
University of Houston, culminating in an earned
doctorate in math education from the University of
Houston in 1986. For most of her life she taught math at
various educational levels. When she retired she was the
Head of the Department of Math and Engineering at the
College of the Southwest in Stafford, Texas.
Ann was preceded in death by her father and mother, as
well as her brother Dr. Donald Robert Fowler.
She is survived by her husband, L. James White and her
sister-in-law, Elizabeth Fowler. She is also survived by
her children, Lyn and Brian Farrell of Tomball, Cindy
and Mike McFarland of Pleasanton, and Jeff and Leslie
White of Corsicana. Ann's 10 grandchildren will miss her
encouragement and joy of living — they are: Margaret and
Issac Lamar, Katherine and Cody Foote, David Farrell,
John Farrell, Ethan Farrell, Amanda and Scott Fitzhugh,
Luke and Bekah White, Thomas White, James White, and
Elizabeth White. Ann is also survived by two nieces,
Anita Pishko of Richmond, Va., and Jo Ann McGuire of
Corsicana, and one nephew, Justin Fowler of Arlington
and numerous loving cousins.
Ann was looking forward to the addition of three new
members to her family with the marriage of her grandson
David Farrell to Andrea Watson and the birth of two
great-grandchildren in January 2014.
UNKNOWN - Jun 25, 2013
Homer Jones Jr., a longtime resident of Fort Worth, reached
perfection through Jesus Christ on Tuesday, June 25, 2013,
surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Julius L. Jackson
Jr. officiating. Interment will be at Laurel Land Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, with
the family present from 5 to 7 p.m., at Baker Funeral Home in Fort
Homer was born in Corsicana, the oldest of seven. He graduated from
Jackson High School and enlisted in the Army where he served for two
years. In 1958 he married Clarence Reen Hicks and to this union one
child was born. Homer moved his family to Fort Worth, and served as
a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He was most proud of his work
as an assembly worker for General Motors where he never missed a day
of work in 35 years. Homer never met a stranger, loved to laugh,
enjoyed watching old westerns and a good boxing match, and will be
most missed for his humorous stories and superior mechanic skills.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Drs. Debra and David
Woody; his devoted grandchildren, Jordan and Justen Woody; his
mother, Lillie Mae Jones; siblings, Jeweline Hunter, Frances
Bethany, Charles Jones, Joyce Battle, Shirley Andrews and Dewayne
Jones; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Baker Funeral Home, Fort Worth.
Unknown - Jul 2, 2013
Apostle J.D. Morgan, pastor of Amelia Barton Church of the Living
God in Corsicana for 31 years, went home to be with the Lord on
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at V.A. Hospital in Dallas.
A wake service will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2013,
at Lomax Funeral Home, 2701 Hatcher Street in Dallas.
Homegoing service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Lomax
Funeral Home, 2701 Hatcher Street, Dallas. Interment will follow at
V.A. Memorial Cemetery in Arlington.
Arrangements by Lomax Funeral Home, Dallas.
Allena "Nina" Faye
Nov 14, 1966 - Jul 3, 2013
Nina Elder Johnson of Houston passed away on Wednesday, July 3,
2013, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
She was born on Nov. 14, 1966, in Houston, to Newburn Leo and Sylvia
She spent her life caring for her family, especially her children.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her children, Amber Duplechain, Michael P.
Duplechain and wife Marjorie, Sylvia Carrera, Joel Carrera Jr. and
wife, Daisy, and Jerrod Carrera. Along with her children, Nina is
also survived by Joel Carrera, the father of three of her children;
her grandchildren, Michaela Coslett, Mikenze Coslett, Michaelynn
Duplechain, Elizabeth Duplechain, Amelia Duplechain, Allena Raquel
Carrera and Kylie Monique Carrera; sisters, Melinda G. Sanders and
Ellen Cook; and brothers, Rudolph Adam and Christopher Adam.
Visitation will be from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, at
Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana.
Funeral services are scheduled immediately following the visitation
at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013, with the Rev. Leroy Elmore
officiating. Cremation will follow at a later date.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Jul 11, 1940 - Jul 5, 2013
Mr. William Raymond Smith, 72, passed away peacefully on Friday,
July 5, 2013, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana.
He was born on July 11, 1940, in Purdon, to William Lee and Merry
Raymond graduated from Trinidad High School. He spent part of his
career as a firefighter and police officer in Corsicana and retired
from Big Brown Plant in Fairfield as a machine operator. Raymond
enjoyed hunting, fishing, archery, singing, dancing and playing the
guitar. He was a big family man. Raymond was a member of the Masonic
Lodge for most of his life.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife
Sarah; his sister, Peggy Joyce Field; brother-in-law, Robert Field;
sister-in-law, Melba Manley; and best friend and cousin, Bonner
Survivors include his children, Beverly Herrin and husband Tom, Lynn
Perry and husband Tracy, David Smith and wife Dena, Mike Smith and
wife Kim; and Jeff Smith. He is also survived by his grandchildren,
Jeramy Herrin and wife Kathleen, Zachary Herrin and wife Laura,
Virginia Laird and husband David, Genevieve Cunningham and husband
Tory, Ethan Herrin, Lexi Herrin, Brody Perry and wife Traci, Blaine
Lind and husband Chris, Jordan Harmon and husband Justin, Casie
Banuelos and husband Joe, Emily Smith, Johnna Smith, Megan Norris
and husband Louis, Emma Smith, Luke Smith, and Elise Smith. Raymond
is also survived by two special nieces, Kathy Stibbens and Vickie
Willard. He is also survived by seven step-children, 12
step-grandchildren and 19 step-great-grandchildren.
Visitation be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Corley
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2013, at the
Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Zachary Herrin officiating.
Pallbearers will be Ethan Herrin, Jeramy Herrin, Brody Perry, Luke
Smith, Chris Lind, David Laird and Tracy Perry.
Memorial contributions may be made to your charity of choice.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Friday, Jul 5, 2013
- Submitted by Karen Rost
- Buried in Mankin Cemetery, Tool, Texas
- William Raymond Smith 1st wife Venetia Nell (Coker)
Smith-Scott married Jan. 14, 1966 2nd wife Carolyn (Roughton)
Smith 3rd Shelby (unk) Smith 4th Gloria (Joles) Otto- Smith
married Dec. 1, 2005 5th Sarah E. (Lambert) Smith married Jun.
13, 2007 s/o William Lee Smith & Merry Mabel (French) Smith
Edna Christine (Thummel)
Jan 4, 1915 - Jul 7, 2013
French passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013 in Mesquite.
Born in the small community of Drane, she attended Bryan
School and received her diploma in 1932. She received
her beauty license in 1935 and worked in Corsicana until
she married on Dec. 12, 1936. Years later she owned a
beauty shop in Dawson and then moved it to their home at
Navarro Mills. After her marriage she and Rex lived in
Navarro Mills and she joined Navarro Mills Baptist
Church and served there as a Sunday school teacher and
faithful member until the death of Rex in 2005 when she
relocated to Corsicana. After a stroke in 2010 she moved
to Mesquite where she lived at Town East Rehabilitation
Christine was preceded in death by her husband of 68
years, Willie Rex French, son Willie Neilan French, and
grandson Willie Neilan II, her parents Henry Thummel and
Bertie Morrison Thummel; and siblings Agnes Thummel
Taylor, Alyne Thummel French and Howard Thummel.
She is survived by Neilan's wife, Ellene French of
Corsicana, son Charles French and wife Sandra of
Mesquite, and daughter Carolyn Sawyer and husband Joel
of Mesquite; granddaughters: Lori Sawyer Carrington and
husband Matt, Leigh Sawyer Armstrong and husband Mike,
Mary Jo Clark, Alice Jones and husband Ted, and Sarah
Hollis; grandsons: Damon French, Derek French, Chad
French and wife Debbie, Eli French, Jason Sawyer and
wife Mary. She is also survived by great-grandchildren:
Kyle Carrington, Tyler Napier, Collin Kranock, Tucker
French, Jordan French, Grant French, Peyton French,
Austin French, Michael Jones, Molly Jones, Cooper
Hollis, Ashley Hollis, Garrett Clark, and Seth Clark, as
well as nieces and nephews: Nelda Thummel Roher, Dwayne
Thummel, Janis French Watkins, and Don French.
The family would like to thank TERC and Heart to Heart
Hospice for the excellent care and for the kindness they
have shown to her. They wish to thank Doyle Ives,
chaplain for Heart to Heart Hospice, who became her
pastor away from Navarro Mills. She loved his visits,
his singing and playing his guitar, and the devotions he
shared with her.
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 9, 2013 from 6 to 8
p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at
Navarro Mills Baptist Church with interment at
Mills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers you may make a
Navarro Mills Cemetery Association, % First Bank &
Trust, P.O. Box 159, Dawson, TX 76639
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
July 9, 1933 - July 5, 2013
Davis, 79, of Corsicana passed away at Navarro Regional
Hospital on Friday, July 5, 2013. He was born July 9,
1933 in St. Louis, Mo. to William H. and Lucille Brannon
Marvin served in the United States Army from 1950
through 1955 and was an active member of the VFW and the
Masonic Lodge. He owned and operated “What You Need
Service Company” in Corsicana from 1984 until 1995. He
also owned the Longbranch Lounge for 22 years. He was a
loving husband, father, grandfather and
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother,
Jack Butler and daughter, Suzanne Davis.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra A. Davis of
Corsicana; his children, Tom Davis of St. Louis, Mo.,
Leisa Kincaid, Dianna Mills, Robert Greer, Jr. and Bruce
Greer all of Corsicana, and Dorenda Brokofsky of
Adairville, Ky. Marvin is also survived by numerous
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by
his sister, Mildred Ballard of Terrell, and brother,
John L. David of St. Louis, Mo.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home in
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, July
11, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darren
W. Heil officiating. Burial will follow at
Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Timothy White,
Vinncent Greer, Joe Torrez , John Ivie, Larry Flynn,
Honorary pallbearers will be Tad Mahoney and Elmer
Feb 7, 1934 - July 9, 2013
“Buddy” Foster, 79, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday,
July 9, 2013 at home with his family. He was born Feb.
7, 1934 in the Black Hills community to parents, Sidney
and Ethel Foster.
Buddy attended school in Emhouse. He worked as an
ironworker for 50 years. An avid fisherman, he lived
life to its fullest, and he did it his way.
He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter,
Jodi Stotts; daughter and son–in-law Susan and Tom
Heitman; sisters Mary, Ernestine, Florence, Lucille,
Kathryn, Myrtle, Shirley and brother, Sidney, Jr.
He is survived by his wife and best friend of 30 years,
Buddy is also survived by daughters Laila and Amber
Foster, Charman Berrier and son, Murrell “Bubba” Foster,
Jr.; daughters and sons-in-law Darlene and Richard Kolar,
Janette and Mike Moline and Yolanda and Tim Pederson.
Buddy is survived by his mother-in-law, Linda Smitherman,
best friend Charlie Hayes and Bonnie, his dog. He is
survived by 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July
10, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July
10, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bo
Loftis officiating. Burial will follow at
Beeman Cemetery in Retreat. Pallbearers will be
Charlie Hayes, Tommy Grisham, Nolan Benton, Michael
Benton and Gary Benton.
Minnie Lee "Mickey" Mitchell
Nov 16, 1919 - Mar 6, 1993
Minnie Lee "Mickey" Mitchell, 73, of Baton Rouge, La., died March 6,
1993 in Baton Rouge.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral
Chapel. The Rev. Steve Smith of Chatfield Methodist Church will
officiate. Burial will be in the
New Chatfield Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 16, 1919 in Chatfield. She was a member of the
Survivors include her husband, Louis Mitchell of Baton Rouge, La.;
four daughters, Shirley King of Duncanville, Betty Hofmann and Jan
Dalgard both of Houston, and Frances Ferguson of Arlington, Texas;
one son, Larry Mitchell of Houston; 10 grandchildren; and eight
June 9, 1913 - Jun 18, 1993
Mattsy Harper McMullan, 80, of Corpus Christi.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Monday in
New Chatfield Cemetery
in Chatfield, with the Rev. John Gibbs officiating. Corley Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born June 9, 1913.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. McMullan.
Survivors include one brother, W.M. Harper of Chatfield; two nieces,
Corinne Patrick and Mrs. Joan Hines, both of Dallas; and two
nephews, N.E. West of Austin and Harper Huddleston of Dallas.
Aug 26, 1931 - Oct 22, 1993
Willie Norman Stephens, 63, of Roane, died Oct. 22, 1993, at his
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
with the Rev. L. E. Ficklin and the Rev. Harold Scott officiating.
Burial will be in New
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Stephens of Roane; three sons,
Ricky Stephens of Irving, Joey Stephens of Chatfield and Calvin
Stephens of Corsicana; four daughters, Norma Peace of Pine Mills,
Peggy Strait of Combine, Cathy Ramsey of Grand Prairie and Tina
Stephens of Roane; four brothers, Jimmy Stephens of Graham, George
Stephens of Oregon; one sister, Betty Henderson of Crockett; 14
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Brian Stephens, Bill Stephens, Dewight Stephens,
Andy Nelson, Mike Cable and Buddy Tully.
Jun 28, 1915 - Oct 27, 1993
J. T. Williamson, 78, of Tupelo, died Oct. 27, 1993, in Tupelo.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel,
with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in the
New Chatfield Cemetery.
He was born June 28, 1915, in Irving and was a member of the
Northside Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Williamson of Tupelo; one son, Joe
Williamson of Tupelo; two daughters, Elaine Newman and Cheryl Arey,
both of DeSoto; one sister, Thelma Horton of Tupelo; one brother,
Norman Edward Williamson of Dallas; four grandsons; one
granddaughter, and one nephew.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of the
Northside Baptist Church or to the Hospice of Mercy, 500 W. Third
Ave., Suite 2, Corsicana.
Mar 30, 1915 - Jun 1, 1993
Carl Vest, 78, of Corsicana, died June 1, 1993, at his residence.
Services were 2 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home,
with James T. Davis officiating. Burial was in
New Pursley Cemetery.
Survivors include two step-sons, Donald Edward Blackmon of Arlington
and Charles Windell Blackmon of New Jersey; four sisters, Blance
Smith Morris of Corsicana, Eddie Marie Halliday of Dallas, and Wanda
Sue Mercer and Joyce Jennings, both of Arlington; one sister-in-law,
Tommie Blackburn of Pursley; one brother-in-law, Elmer Tanner Jr. of
Pursley; and two step-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Nolan Roy Vest, M.G. Ovalle, Carl A. Smith, John
Shaddix Jr., John Shaddix Sr. and Boyd McMullin.
Stella Ora (Scogin) Murray
Aug 2, 1910 - Jun 19, 1993
Stella Murray, 82, of Purdon, died June 19, 1993, in Purdon.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with
the Rev. Robert Dunn officiating. Burial will be in the
Pursley Cemetery in
She was born Aug. 2, 1910, in Starr, Texas.
Survivors include her husband, A.H. Murray of Purdon; three sons,
A.C. Murray of DeSoto, Eugene Murray of Fairfield and Kenneth Morgan
of Pursley; one daughter, Helen Morgan of Pasadena, Texas; two
brothers, A.S. Scogin of Kerens, and Everett Scogin of Houston; two
sisters, Katy Scogin of Houston and Bessie Bruebaker of Port Lavaca;
11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Audra Lucy (Price) Mitchell
Feb 11, 1920 - Jul 4, 1993
Audra L. Mitchell, 73, of Purdon, died July 4, 1993, in Corsicana.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with
the Rev. Gary Hartley of Pursley Baptist Church officiating. Burial
was in the New
She was a member of Pursley Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Ernest Mitchell Sr. of Purdon; three
sons, Ernest Mitchell Jr. and Jackie Mitchell, both of Mesquite, and
David Neal Mitchell of Heath; one daughter, Mrs. Sandra Freeman of
Purdon, a sister, Mary Lewis of Corsicana; four brothers, C.W. Price
of Purdon, Ben Price of Dallas, Raymond Price of Houston, and
Beauford Price of Bastrop; 14 grandchildren; and 17
Grandsons and nephews served as pallbearers.
Mary R. (Daniels) Ivey
Jan 11, 1909 - Apr 1, 1989
Mrs. Mary Ivey, 80, of Arlington, died April 1, 1989 in Arlington.
Services were 1:30 p.m. today at the Moore Funeral Chapel in
Graveside services were 4 p.m. Tuesday at the
Corley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
She was born Jan. 11, 1909 in Kaufman.
Survivors include two daughters, Helen Cooksey of Arlington, and
Peggy Joy Davis of Washington; four sons, Walker Franklin Ivey,
Charlie Ivey, and Johnnie William Ivey, all of Florida, and Johnnie
Leroy of Grapevine; 36 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and a
number of nieces and nephews.
Harold Eugene Ballew
Oct 26, 1934 - Nov 5, 1993
Harold Ballew, 59, of Hillsboro, died Nov. 5, 1993 at Providence
Hospital in Waco.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Marshall & Marshall Chapel
in Hillsboro. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery in Mertens.
He was born Oct. 26, 1934 in Emmet, Texas in Navarro County. He grew
up in the Mertens area. After high school he moved to Ft. Worth and
worked for Johnny Johnson Tire Company and later worked for Worth
Food Market for 14 years before moving to Hillsboro in 1966 where he
worked for Frito Lay until his death. He was married to Barbara
Waits in 1954 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Pearson in 1991.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ballew of Hillsboro; his mother,
Carmel Ballew of Mertens; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Steve
Crabtree of Burleson; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Randy Ballew
of Hillsboro and Richard and Vicki Ballew of Ft. Worth; one brother,
Buddy Ballew of Mertens; two sisters, Patsy Watson of Mertens and
Nancy Hooser of Frost; and eight grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
William Bain "Billy" Ward
Oct 8, 1916 - Mar 24, 1989
William Bain (Billy) Ward, 72, of Alpine, died March 24, 1989, at
brewster Memorial Hospital in Alpine.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist
Church in Alpine, with the Rev. Gary Hubbard officiating. Burial
will be in the Elm Grove Cemetery in Alpine. Geeslin Funeral Home in
Alpine is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Oct. 8, 1916, in Richland and grew up in the Richland
area to Estelle Ware Ward and William Bain Ward Sr. He was married
1939 to Grace Brister. He was a former Mobil Oil distributor in
Alpine, and had served as a Brewster County commissioner for 16
years. He was a Mason, a Shriner and a member of the Eastern Star.
He was currently serving as vice president of the Ambassador's Club
of Alpine and was an active member of the Alpine Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife, Grace Ward of Alpine; one daughter,
Patricia Ann Bryant of Kermit; one son, William Bain Ward III, of
Odessa; one sister, Maydell Drake of Ontario, Calif; one brother,
A.M. Yeattes of Sacramento, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Brewster Memorial Hospital in Alpine,
the First United Methodist Church in Alpine, or to a favorite
Aug 13, 1923 - Mar 24, 1989
William (Bill) Gathright Sr., 65, of Teague, died March 24, 1989, at
Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ricks Funeral Home chapel,
with the Rev. Lester Ruth officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood
He was born Aug. 13, 1923, in Corsicana. Prior to moving to Teague
34 years ago, he lived in Limestone and Navarro counties. He retired
three years ago as superintendent of the Texas Utilities Fuel Co.
after working there for 35 years. He was a member of the Methodist
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Gathright of Teague; two sons,
Bill Gathright Jr. of Port Aransas, and Bryan Gathright of Bermuda
Dunes, Calif.; and one grandson, Darrin Gathright of Corpus Christi.
Pallbearers will be Dan Bloxom, Marion Tillman, Rayford Fogleman,
Charles D. Ray, Bob Waters, Billy Ray Franks, Jim Norris and Randy
Honorary pallbearers will be Royce Owens, Tommy Waters, W. A. Keils,
Jimmy Dunn, R. B. Bankhead, Wes Butler, and Texas Utilities
Sep 18, 1901 - Apr 3, 1989
Mrs. Cora Praytor, 87, of Corsicana, died April 3, 1989 at Navarro
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the
Wayne Mahoney officiating. Burial will follow in Wortham Cemetery
under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 18, 1901 in Bell County. She had lived in
Corsicana since 1944. She was a retired employee of the Texas Miller
and the Cotton Mill.
Survivors include one daughter, Laura Jo Prayter [sic] Griggs of
Corsicana; three sisters, Lone White of Augusta, Ga., Mrs. N.B. Horn
of Bryan, and Mrs. Welden Price of Odessa.
Bertha Beatrice (Doss) Seely
Mar 6, 1904 - Jun 24, 1993
Bertha Beatrice Seely, 89, of Emhouse, died June 24, 1993 in
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Corley Funeral Chapel with
the Revs. David Barton and Grady Barton will officiate. Burial will
be in the Pattison Cemetery
She was a member of the Emhouse Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank L. Seely Sr., in
1979; one son, Frank L. Seely Jr. in 1991; and one grandson, Roger
Survivors include one daughter, Rose Seely Barton of Aledo, one
daughter-in-law, Lola Seely of Emhouse; eight grandchildren; 21
great-grandchildren four sisters, Blanche Hurn of Dallas, Beulah
Vinson of Grapevine, Doris Lee of Boyd and Sally Casey; one son,
Jimmy Doss of Venus; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Great-grandsons will act as pallbearers.
LoRene H. Stokes
Dec 4, 1912 - June 26, 1993
LoRene H. Stokes, 80, of Corsicana, died June 26, 1993 at Navarro
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home with Russell Bankes officiating. Burial will be in
She is survived by her husband, Ernest Stokes of Corsicana; two
step-sons, Gary Stokes and James Stokes, both of Corsicana; one
niece, LuRene Jacoby of San Angelo; seven great-nieces and nephews;
and nine great-great-nieces and nephews.
Nephews will act as pallbearers.
Donald Joe "Buddie" Cumbie
Dec 31, 1942 - Jul 2, 1993
Donald Joe Cumbie, 50, of Palacios, Texas, died July 2, 1993, in
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral
The Rev. Connally Dugger officiated. Burial was in
He was born Dec. 31, 1942, in Corsicana. He was a member of the
Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a
He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Cumbie, and his
mother, Ethel Mary Porter Cumbie.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Cumbie of Palacios; three sons,
Greg Cumbie of Plano, Jeremy Cumbie and Joshua Cumbie, both of
Palacios; two sisters, Glynda Pallanich of Corsicana, and Patricia
Aanstoos of Arlington, Texas; uncles, aunts, cousins; and several
nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Leslie Cotten, Wayne Cotten, Mike Cotten, Dale
Cotten, Dale Porter, Milton Porter, Bobby Porter and James Humes.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Martin and Charles Dillard.
Nicie Ruth (Brown) Kerr
Nov 11, 1906 - Sep 24, 1993
Ruth Brown Kerr, 86, of Dallas, died Sept. 24, 1993, in Dallas.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the
Pattison Cemetery in
Emhouse, with Brother William Honea officiating. Corley Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Nov. 11, 1906, in Cryer Creek.
Survivors include two brothers
Survivors include two brothers, Merril Brown of Corsicana, and
Gerald Brown of Ennis; and several nieces and nephews.
Elizabeth (Dixon) Tallant
Mar 29, 1902 - Aug 22, 1993
Elizabeth Tallant, 91, of Ennis, died August 22, 1993 in Ennis.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel
with the Rev. Randall McCollum officiating. Burial will be in
Pattison Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6:30 to
Monday at the funeral home.
She was born March 29, 1902 in Emhouse. She was a member of Emhouse
Baptist Church and the Ennis Rebekah Lodge.
Survivors include two sons, Vernon Tallant of Ennis and William
Tallant of Weatherford; five grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Billy Joe Roberts, Don Collins, Thomas Tallant,
Lois Roberts, Troy Wayne Dixon, James R. Tallant and Billy Tallant.
Oct 14, 1948 - Apr 14, 2012
Mrs. Sally Ann David, 63, of Mansfield, passed away Saturday, April
14, 2012, at John Peter Smith hospital in Fort Worth. Services will
be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Corley Funeral
Home Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will
Pattison Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home,
Sallie Ann (Lile) David
Mrs. Sally Ann David, age 63, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012,
at John Peter Smith hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born
October 14, 1948 in Corsicana, Texas to Maggie and Elmer Lile.
Mrs. David is survived by a son, Billy David; a grandson, Zachary
David; a granddaughter, Maggie David; 2 brothers, Thomas A. Lile and
Kenneth H. Lile; and 3 sisters, Marjorie Harris, Sylvia Kitchens and
Services will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Corley Funeral
Home Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Burial will follow
Pattison Cemetery in
- Submitted by Diane Richards
- w/o George
Joseph David, Jr; d/o Elmer Argo Lile & Maggie Esdell (Hill)
Claude A. Maggard
Apr 8, 1905 - Oct 6, 1993
Claude A. Maggard, 88, of Ennis, died Oct. 6, 1993, in Ennis.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday in
Pattison Cemetery, with
the Rev. William Honea officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge
He was born April 8, 1905, in Navarro County. He was a retired
farmer and rancher.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eula Maggard; two daughters, Sue
Ward of Corsicana, and Jeanette Melton of Emouse; two sons, Claude
Maggard and John P. "Sonny" Maggard, both of Emhouse; seven
grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Doyle Franklin Collins
Sep 2, 1910 - Feb 26, 1989
Doyle F. Collins, 78, of Corsicana, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 1989 at
Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1989 in the
Corley Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Charles Rice officiating.
Burial will be in the
Pattison Cemetery under the direction of
Corley Funeral Home of Corsicana.
Collins was born on Sept. 2, 1910 to the late Mr. and Mrs. H.T.
Collins of Emhouse. He served as Sunday School Superintendent at the
Emhouse Methodist Church for many years. After moving to Corsicana,
Collins was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a
member of the Businessmen's Sunday School Class of the church.
Collins was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and was a 32nd Degree
Mason, and a member of the Scottish Rite Hella Temple.
Before his retirement in 1977, Collins was the owner of the D.H.
Collins Trucking firm, which was responsible for the construction of
many major highways, dams, and airports statewide.
Survivors include his wife Laura Lou Cook Collins; a daughter and
son-in-law, Lou Ann and Warren Matthews of Dallas; three
granddaughters, Laurie, Melissa, and Annalise Matthews all of
Dallas; three sisters, Annie Jewell Holditch of Grapevine, Mrs. Tom
Smith of Sardis, and Mrs.
Fanny Poulter; two brothers, W.J. Collins of Ennis and Sam R.
Collins of Mineola; a number of nieces and nephews.
Nov 28, 1915 - Feb 11, 1989
Frank Sitterle, 73, of Kerens, died Feb. 11, 1989 at Navarro
Graveside services are 3 p.m. Sunday at
Prairie Point Cemetery with
Father Sam Mestzer officiating. Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens is in
charge of arrangements.
He was born Nov. 28, 1915 in Victoria, the son of August and Marie
Sitterle. He was a Catholic.
Survivors include one sister, Eugenia Sitterle of Kilgore; one
niece, Ann Cook of Kerens; one great-nephew, Thomas Henson of
Kilgore; one great-niece, Frances Vernon of Kerens; three
great-great-nephews; one great-great-niece.
Willie B. Ross
Sep 30, 1918 - Feb 21, 1989
Willie B. Ross, 70, of Alvarado, died Feb. 21, 1989 at the Alvarado
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 1989, at Paschal
Funeral Home in Kerens, with rev. L.L. Conner officiating. Burial
will be in the Prairie Point Cemetery under the direction of Paschal
Ross was born in Powell and had lived in Powell most of his life. He
resided in Kerens for seven years, prior to moving to Alvarado. He
had formerly been a bus driver for the Kerens I.S.D. for 28 years.
Survivors include two brothers, Rozi Ross and Jim Ross, both of
Corsicana; a sister, Genell McCaslin, of Kerens; and a number of
nieces and nephews.
Ella Violet (Holmes) Stevenson
Feb 29, 1904 - Mar 19, 1989
Ella Violet Stevenson, 85, of Kerens, died March 19, 1989, at C.C.
Young Nursing Home in Dallas.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Paschal Funeral Home
Chapel, with the Rev. Dan Carroll officiating. Burial will be in
Prairie Point Cemetery.
She was born Feb. 29, 1904 to Harry Holmes and Mary Ann Rowe in
Bazette, Texas. She was a resident of Bazette from 1946 until her
She was preceded in death by one son, W.E. Stevenson.
She is survived by one son H.H. (Bud) Stevenson, of Dallas; one
sister, Mrs. A.C. Johnson, of Waco; six grandchildren; and 10
Pallbearers will be great-nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Rustlers Sunday school
class of the Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to the First Methodist Church in Kerens.
Paul L. Van Dyke
Dec 17, 1924 - Jan 4, 1993
Paul L. "Van" Van Dyke, 68, of Streetman, died Jan. 4, 1993, in
Services were 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with
the Rev. Jerry Manis officiating. Burial was in the
Cemetery in Winkler.
He was born Dec. 17, 1924, in Broken Bone, Neb. He was a veteran of
World War II and a retired general contractor.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Nell Van Dyke of Streetman; one
son, Brad Van Dyke of Winkler, one daughter, Karen Ferguson of
Comine, Texas; two brothers, Don Van Dyke of Grand Island, Neb., and
Maurice Van Dyke of Mandeville, La.; three grandsons, Chris Ferguson
of Combine, and Jason Van Dyke and Bradley Van Dyke, both of
Winkler, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were James Earl Simpson, David Simpson, Marvin Van Dyke,
Charles Knight, J. R. Ferguson and Howard Foster.
Jesse Albert Bonner
July 28, 1904 - Apr 4, 1993
Jesse Albert Bonner, 88, of Corsicana, died April 4, 1993.
Services were Monday in the New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev.
Douglas Willborn and the Rev. Jerry Manis officiating. Burial will
be in the St. Elmo
Cemetery in Winkler.
He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church and was a farmer and
He was preceded in death by one grandson, David Bonner.
Survivors include his wife, Opal Bonner of Corsicana; one daughter,
Doris Eakes of Winkler; one son, Preston Bonner of Alpine; five
grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four nephews and one
Pallbearers were his grandsons.
Feb 22, 1895 - Apr 30, 1993
John Curtis Hagler, 98, of Corsicana, died April 30, 1993, in
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Hope Baptist
Church with the Rev. A.C. Corley officiating. Burial will be in
Cemetery in Winkler Community. Corley Funeral Home is in charge
He was born Feb. 22, 1895 in Winkler. He was a 75 member of the
Winkler Masonic Lodge No. 826 A.F. and A.M., Life Member of the VFW
No. 6796 in Dallas and veteran of 144 Army Infantry, Camp Bowie,
He was preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Eva Jeffers Hagler, Jean
Taylor of Dallas; one son, John Frederick Hagler of Bogata,
Columbia; one granddaughter, Dean Hagler of Dallas; one grandson,
Lonnie Davis of Farmington, N.M.; four great-grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Barvin Hamilton, Johnny Clampet, Roddy Ferguson,
Johnny B. Massey, Jack Pillan and Charles Knight.
Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Fitch, Edwin Knight, J.R. Hagler
and Roger Moore.
Opal Lillie (French) Lilley
May 15, 1918 - Jun 14, 1993
Opal French Lilley, 75, of Dallas, died June 14, 1993, in Dallas.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of
Urbandale, with the Rev. Josh Guajardo officiating. Burial will be
in St. Elmo
Cemetery in the Winkler Community. Visitation will be
from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home.
She was born May 15, 1918, in Athens, Texas. She was a retired
registered nurse with Baylor Medical Center and a member of the
First Baptist Church of Urbandale.
She is survived by one son, Robert Lilley of Dallas; one daughter,
Jo Ann Slack of Garland; four sisters, Mary Lee Montgomery, Anna Mae
Knight and Julia Burleson, all of Corsicana, and Joleta Utzman of
California; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews
Pallbearers will be Percy Bolding, Jack Freeman, Jeff Foreman, Jerry
Knight, Gene Knight and J.D. Russell.
Sarah Deborah (UNKNOWN) Phipps
Mar 1, 1900 - Jul 21, 1993
Sarah Phipps, 93, a native of Fairfield, died July 21, 1993, in
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in St.
Burial will be in St. Elmo
Cemetery. The Rev. Marvin Clack and the
Rev. Dan Lane officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of
She was born March 1, 1900, in Fairfield.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Capp Phipps.
Survivors include one son, Nelson Phipps of Arlington; one daughter,
Mrs. Dorothy Phipps Fisher of Winkler; four grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Aug 10, 1915 - Oct 3, 1993
Paula Garza, 78, of Ennis, died Oct. 3, 1993 in the Odd Fellows Home
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana with Father George Monaghan
Burial will be in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery under the direction
of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. A vigil will be held at 7 p.m.
Survivors include one son, Richard Garza of Hico; one daughter,
Paula Garcia of Ennis; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Joe Garcia, Frank Garcia, Joe Carrillo, Mark
Valdez, Alex Valdez and Ralph Conzales.
Charlie (Healer) Chumney
Jul 21, 1915 - Nov 10, 1993
Mrs. Charlie Chumney, 78, of Corsicana, died Nov. 10, 1993, in
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the
Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will be in
She was born July 21, 1915, in Richland. She was a graduate of
Richland High school and a member of the First Baptist Church in
Richland. She was a member of the Kinsloe House and the Pan American
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Willard Chumney.
Survivors include two sisters, Beth Katz of San Francisco, and Hala
Fluker of Corsicana; four nephews, John Verhyden of Raleigh, N.C.,
Milton McCamey of Baytown, Mack Verhyden of North Carolina and Mark
Verhyden of Boston, Mass.; one niece Ann Verhyden Sultan of Mount
Pallbearers will Mark Verhyden, Randy Dill, William E. Brown Jr., W.
Russell Brown, Glen Robertson, Howe French, Milton McCamey and
Memorials may be made to the Navarro County Heart Association, 3040
Collin, Corsicana, Texas, 75110.
Harold R. Patton
Jan 30, 1927 - Dec 14, 1993
Harold R. "Bud" Patton, 66, of Richland, died Dec. 14, 1993, in
Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in
Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
He was born Jan. 30, 1927, in Richland. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Patton, of Richland; two sisters,
Pat Hubbard of Coleman and Beverly Ann Patton of Grand Prairie; one
brother, Donald Dean Patton of Grand Prairie; two grandsons; and
several nieces and nephews.
Anna Lee (Rainey) Edgar
Jan 15, 1918 - Feb 25, 1989
Anna R. Edgar, 70, of Corsicana, died Feb. 25, 1989, at her
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday from Corley Funeral Chapel
with the Rev. William Robinson officiating. Interment will be in
The family will be at the funeral home from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Survivors include her husband, James H. Edgar of Corsicana; two
daughters, Mrs. Jan Moore of Corsicana and Mrs. Sallie Cooper of
Portland, Ore.; three grandchildren; and one brother, W.M. Rainey
Jr. of Clifton.
Memorials may be sent to the Navarro County Cancer Society, P.O. Box
623, Corsicana 75110, or to First Christian Church, 603 West Sixth
Pallbearers are Dr. Ben Jones, Zane Stites, Willard Summerall,
Melvin Traweek, Bill Beloite, Jim Arnold, Ronny Watkins, Dana
Arnold. Honorary pallbearers will be Elders of the First Christian
Church Disciples of Christ.
Jo Ann (Stuard) Purifoy
Oct 3, 1935 - Jul 8, 2013
Jo Ann Stuard Purifoy, 77, of Corsicana went to be with the Lord on
Monday, July 8, 2013 at 7:55 a.m. at Baylor's T. Boone Pickens
Cancer Center after a six-year battle with Multi-Myeloma.
Jo was born Oct. 3, 1935 to R. W. Stuard and Minnie Mae Hill Stuard
in Dalhart. She grew up in the Abilene area with her brother Jack
Stuard and sister Janice Stuard Moore. After losing her mother in a
car wreck, she was blessed with another mother, Mary Catherine
Francis Stuard and sister Margaret Francis Brown and a brother Ed
Jo married Doyle Purifoy on June 8, 1954 celebrating 59-plus years
of marriage. Jo was a pastor's wife by vocation and a secretary by
occupation. She graduated from Abilene High School and attended
Hardin Simmons. Although Jo did not officially complete her graduate
program, she assisted her husband, her daughters and a granddaughter
as chief editor through seven degrees. She supported her husband
through his education and ministry applying her talent as a
chalk-talk artist while raising three children, Bruce Purifoy,
Doyletta Purifoy Smith and Le Michelle Purifoy.
After retiring as Parish Secretary from St. John's Episcopal church,
she became a Shaklee Distributor, partnering again with her husband
to assist others by providing products to support optimal health.
Jo was preceded in death by her mother, Minnie Mae Hill Stuard;
father, R. W. Stuard and mother, Mary Catherine Francis Stuard all
She is survived by her husband, Everett Doyle Purifoy of Corsicana;
children, Bruce Purifoy and his wife Denise of Arlington, Doyletta
Jo Purifoy Smith with her husband Billy Frank of Arlington, and Le
Michelle Purifoy of Corsicana; grandchildren Jason Purifoy with his
wife Chelsea of Houston, Stephie Purifoy Cartwright with her husband
Cody of Granbury, Stephen Purifoy of Arlington, Stuard McDuff Smith
of Arlington and Kandice Michelle Smith of Arlington;
great-grandchildren Jack Grayson Purifoy of Houston, Cohen Lee
Cartwright of Granbury, and Aubree Rose Sebastin Purifoy of
Arlington; siblings Jack Stuard with his wife Pat of Abilene, Janice
Stuard Moore with husband Derrell of Minocqua, Wis., Margaret
Francis Brown of Flint, and Ed Francis with his wife Sue of Hot
Jo wished to donate her body to medical science in hopes that
although she did not win her fight against multi-myeloma others
might win their struggles. She was accepted in to the Willed Body
Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Memorial Service to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013 at
Trinity Baptist Church.
In consideration of Jo's wish to aid the fight of others, the family
requests donations to the International Myeloma Foundation,
myeloma.org, or the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.
Jeffery Lynn McGehee
Jul 14, 1969 - Jun 26, 2013
“Even though you will never walk through the earthly door again, you
will always be in our hearts forever.”
Jeff “Cowboy” McGehee left his earthly body to join in the spirit
with his Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Fenton,
Mo. He was born July 14, 1969 in Woodville, Texas and lived most of
his life in Corsicana.
He attended Corsicana and Blooming Grove School districts where he
began his lifetime love of music having been in the school bands. He
often entertained his family and friends with his guitar until his
He was also known for his smile and kindness toward those he met. He
had a special place in his heart for the special population children
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W.
Green and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis McGehee.
He is survived by his life-long friend and love of his life, Natalie
Iler of Missouri, his parents, Pat and Richard Kelly of Corsicana
and Jerry McGehe of Ohio, his daughter, Melissa McGehee of
Bruceville, and his son, Chyenne McGehee of Bruceville. He is also
survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Kimber McGehee Johnson
and Warren of Flint, and brother, James McGehee of Waco;
step-brothers Jeff Kelly and wife Carol of Corsicana, and Richard E.
Kelly and Betty; step-sisters Heather Kelly and John of Corsicana,
Michelle and Tim Easley of Corsicana, and Renee and Terry Sanchez of
Mexia. Surviving nieces include Kalyn and Erin Johnson, DeeDee
McGehee, Kaylee McGehee, and nephew, Joseph Johnson. He had many
other relatives and friends across the United States.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013 at
the Eureka Methodist Church with pastors Amy Anderson and Sonny Buie
Memorials may be made to the Eureka Methodist Church, Eureka Texas
Apr 9, 1975 - Jul 11, 2013
Gilfillan, 38, of Athens passed away Thursday, July 11,
2013 in Tyler. He was born April 9, 1975 in St. Paul,
Minnesota to James Wayne Gilfillan Sr. and Elizabeth
Catheryn Rettenmayer Gilfillan and had been a resident
of Texas since 1978, growing up in Corsicana. Tony had
resided in Malakoff the past 10 years and was owner of
Rightway Flooring. He was a member of First Baptist
Church in Malakoff. He loved four wheeling, fishing and
all activities in the outdoors.
Tony was preceded in death by his father-in-law Ben
Survivors include his wife of 10 years Andrea Gilfillan,
Malakoff; sons Christian Gilfillan of Malakoff and Arron
Bynum of Mildred; parents Jim and Betty Gilfillan of
Star Harbor; brothers Jim Gilfillan, Jr. and wife
Tiffany, and John Gilfillan and wife Darla, both of
Corsicana; sisters Michelle Beard and husband Bramlet of
Ennis, and Christina Jones of Houston, as well as
numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Visitation for family and friends will be 4 to 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 14,
2013 at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, July
15, 2013 at First Baptist Church, Malakoff with Dr.
Nathan Lorick officiating.
Burial will follow in Concorde Cemetery in Anderson
County. Pallbearers will be Noah Gilfillan, Scott
Gilfillan, Justin Munn, Wyatt Fitzgerald, Carl Adams,
and Brian Latham.
Arrangements by Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.
Barbara Fay (Jackson)
Apr 19, 1935 - Jul 10, 2013
Barbara Harris Bowen, 78, of League City, passed away
Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
She was born April 19, 1935, in Eureka, to Henry Clyde
and Allie Mae Jackson.
Barbara was a loving, caring mother and grandmother. She
worked as a computer aided designer in the aerospace
industry and NASA for 40-plus years. She was a writer
and an artist in her spare time.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands,
William Thomas Harris and William Henry Bowen; and son,
William Thomas Harris III.
Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Diane, Sandra
Kay, Pamela Sue, Lisa Gay and Rebecca Lynn. She is also
survived by nine grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren. She was the youngest child of 11,
and is survived by two brothers, Jimmie C. Jackson and
Gilbert C. Jackson.
Barbara leaves behind her four great longtime friends;
Martha Little, Janice Weems, Maddie Chavis and Helen
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July
12, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
July 13, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Father
Jerry Hill officiating.
Interment will follow at
Memorial Park in Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Jeter Cherry, Thomas Claunch, James
Province, William Young, John Cherry and Justin Cherry.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
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- Thursday, Jul 11, 2013
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- w/o William Thomas Harris & William Henry Bowen; d/o
Henry Clyde Jackson & Allie Mae (Mahoney) Jackson
Maria Antonia "Tony"
Jun 5, 1939 - Jul 8, 2013
Tony R. Canales, 74, of Corsicana passed away at
Methodist Medical Center in Dallas Monday, July 8, 2013.
She was born June 5, 1939, in Rice, to Frank and Rachael
Tony was a loving, caring mother and grandmother. She
spent her life caring for her family. She loved riding
bikes, dancing, taking walks and most especially caring
for her plants. She was such a fan of Chuck Norris that
she would even watch his infomercials like they were
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, John
Canales Jr.; her daughter, Teresa Rangel; grandson,
Osiel Rangel; her brother, Frank Regalado Jr.; and
sister, Rosa Garcia.
Survivors include her children, Rita Canales, Damon
Canales and wife Wendy, Carolina C. Ruiz, Richard
Canales and wife Barbara Ann, Tommy Canales and wife
Sara, Delores Canales, and Daniel Canales and wife Dawn.
Tony is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 18
great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her
sisters, Delores Marrero, Rita Garcia, Virginia Garcia
and Georgia Flores; and brothers, Richard Regalado and
Visitation with the family was held from 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home in
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, July
12, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.
Larry Polk officiating.
Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Richard Canales, Daniel Canales,
Damon Canales, Tommy Canales, Tom Crouch and Gene Lusk.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Feb 17, 1924 - Jul 5, 2013
Anthony (Tony) Soglio, 89, of New York City, N.Y. passed away at
Lennox Hill Hospital in New York on Friday, July 5, 2013. Funeral
services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Corley
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at
Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, July 13, 2013 Submitted by Karen
Anthony Soglio, age 89, of New York City, New York passed away on
Friday, July 5, 2013 at Lennox Hill Hospital in New York City. He
was born on February 17, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York to Thomas and
He spent his life in the entertainment industry as a theatrical
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Graves Soglio. Friends and
family will gather on Satruday, July 13, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Corley
Funeral Home for a brief message and burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman
Cemetery in Retreat, Texas with Felipe Vives officiating. Honorary
pallbearers will be John Ellison, Jon Frost, Robert Terry, Tex
Terry, Randy McDaniels, Max Blose and Bill Gathright.
Charles Burnis Robinson
abt 1919 - Jun 28, 2013
Charles Burnis Robinson, 94, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 at
Heritage Oaks West. Visitation is 12 noon to 8 p.m. Friday, July 12,
2013 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Funeral service is 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Second Mission Baptist Church, with Rev.
Larry Polk Sr. and Rev. Michael Henry officiating. Interment will
follow at Woodland Memorial
Patricia Ellen (O'Neal) Smith
Sep 25, 1940 - May 24, 2013
Patricia Ellen Smith, 72, of Frost, passed away on
Friday, May 24, 2013, at Baylor Medical Center in
She was born on Sept. 25, 1940, in Laurel, Del., to
David and Mamie O’Neal.
She worked as a sales clerk in the retail industry for
most of her life.
She also worked at Safeway Grocery Store as a checker.
Patricia was a member of the Texas Longhorn Breeders of
America and of the North Texas Heart of Texas Longhorn
Breeders Association for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, David and
Mamie O’Neal; son, Thomas Stevens; and brothers, Jerry
and Donald O’Neal.
Survivors include husband, David Smith; daughters, Rita
Marie Coutant, Theresa Morrison and Barbara McLaughlin;
step-sons, Carl David Smith and Robert A. Smith; sister,
Joan L. Hipps; brother-in-law, Donald Smith, and
daughter-in-law, Beverly Smith. Patricia is also
survived by six grandchildren and 14
A memorial service for Patricia will be held at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel
with Father Jason Cargo officiating.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Fay Jessimine (Loop) Heather
Jul 20, 1903 - Sep 05, 1993
Fay Loop Heather, 90, of Rice died Sept. 5, 1993, in Corsicana.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the
Rice Cemetery with the Rev.
Troy Knowlton of Rice Baptist Church officiating. Services will be
under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Rice and was a retired
real estate clerk.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl David Heather and a
son, Carl David Heather Jr.
Survivors include a granddaughter Barbara Adams of Austin; a
granddaughter and grand-son-in-law, Patricia Ann and John Browder of
Burleson; two great granddaughters, Emily Adams of Austin and Stacy
Browder of Burleson; a daughter-in-law, Sarah Heather of Austin;
three sisters, Kellie Loop and Dorothy Bartlett, both of Rice and
Hazel Gallemore of Tulsa, Okla.; three nephews and their wives, Don
and Becky Gallemore of Tulsa, Roger and Sue Bartlett of Austin and
Jack and Barbara Bartlett of DeSoto; and one niece, Betty Nissler of
Norlaine (Bartlett) Barton
Jun 4, 1909 - Nov 25, 1993
Norlaine Barton, 84, of Rice, died Nov. 25, 1993, in Dallas.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Corley Funeral
Burial will be in the Rice
Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation at the
Corley Funeral Home between 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
She was born June 4, 1909, in Rice.
Survivors include her husband, John Barton of Rice; and several
nieces and nephews.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Friday, Nov 26, 1993
- w/o John Carroll Barton; d/o Hiram Callaway Bartlett & Piercy Jane "Jennie" (Edmundson) Bartlett
- Submitted by
Sarah Adlyn (Hays)
Nov 3, 1904 - Dec 21, 1993
Adlyn Hays Boyer, 89, of Abilene, died Dec. 21, 1993, in Abilene.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday in
Rice Cemetery in Rice.
Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Nov. 3, 1904, in Chatfield. He was a former Corsicana
resident and had been employed with J.M. Dyer and P&S Pharmacy.
Survivors include one nephew, Wimberly Hays of Abilene; and three
nieces, Genelle McHam of Fort Worth, Tommie Maxwell of Rice and
Jerry Bob Bergstrom of Bay City.
Jun 19, 1916 - Feb 24, 1989
James (J.W.) Gilbert, 72, of Rice died Feb. 24, 1989 at Navarro
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at
Rice Cemetery with Solon
Bailey officiating. Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Survivors include his wife, Gwen Gilbert of Rice; one son, Jim
Gilbert of Rice; two daughters, Kay Gilbert and Jo Blazek, both of
Rice; one sister, Dolly Murray of Fairfield; and four grandchildren.
Dec 5, 1988 - Mar 8, 1989
Jamie Bancroft, 3 months old, of Rice died March 8, 1989 at Navarro
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the
Rev. Rodney Bancroft officiating. Burial will be in the
He was born Dec. 5, 1988 in Corsicana.
Survivors include his parents, Bud and Susie Bancroft of Rice; two
sisters, Tami and Kati, both of Rice; grandparents, James C. and
Nettie Lue Marshall of Rice, Sherry Bancroft of Roane and Charles
Bancroft of Eureka; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne
Burkhalter of Chatfield, Thomas and Myrtle Bancroft of Eureka; and
several uncles, aunts and cousins.
Pallbearers will Kerry Christian, Rick Maldanado, Mitchell Bancroft,
and Leslie Bancroft.
Donations may be made to the Bud and Susie Bancroft Fund for Jamie
Bancroft, First State Bank, Rice, Texas.
Frances Elizabeth "Betty"
Mar 7, 1924 - Mar 8, 1989
Mrs. Frances Elizabeth (Betty) Langham, 65, of Rice died March 8,
1989 at her residence.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with
the Rev. Michael Metcalf officiating. Burial will be in the
She was born March 7, 1924 in Dallas, and had lived in Rice for 12
Survivors include her husband, William W. Langham Jr. of Rice; son
and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Brenda Langham of Rice; son, Jim
Langham of Garland; daughter, Judy Heisserman of Woodbridge, Va.;
six grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Langham of
Virginia (Thompson) Berry
Oct 7, 1922 - Jul 14, 2013
Virginia Thompson Berry went home to be with the Lord on July
14, 2013, surrounded by her children. She is preceded in death by
her husband, Dr. L.A. Berry, one sister and one brother. She is
survived by her four children, Bob Berry , Diana Fuchs , Suzan
Garland and Maria Ransone, and nine grandchildren Allison, Aimee,
Dayton, Natalie, Julia, Lauren, Brooke and Adam along with seven
great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Robert
Thompson and her sister Frances Dunaway.
Virginia was born to Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Thompson of Dawson, TX on
October 7, 1922. After high school and business college in Texas,
she went to work for the Dept. of the Army in Washington, DC. After
3 exciting years in Washington Virginia returned home to marry her
childhood friend and sweetheart L. A. Berry, and they moved to
Brooklyn, NY where she resumed work and L.A. entered the Navy before
the outbreak of WWII . After the War the family moved back to Texas
where L.A. completed his education and they started a family. While
teaching at the Univ. of Oklahoma L.A. was offered a job with the
State Department, (USAID Division) which gave the young family an
opportunity to live overseas in countries such as Guatemala,
Honduras, Bolivia and Brazil. They returned to the US in 1973 and
eventually retired in Temple Terrace where they lived for the last
Virginia was a beautiful person both inside and out. She was in
possession of a sweet and gentle spirit, sharp wit and intuitive
mind. She was an adventurous traveler, avid reader and an excellent
cook. Her greatest asset being the loyalty and support she gave her
husband. Both Virginia and L.A. were passionate about current
affairs, collecting and refinishing antiques and gardening, but most
of all spending time with their children and extended family.
Virginia was loved and respected by her family, friends and
neighbors who will miss her dearly. She had 90 wonderful years. How
marvelous to consider all she had experienced during those 90 years
– all the changes, great and small, history-making events, and the
simple, countless moments that composed her life. What a tribute it
is, not merely that she had lived 90 years but how she lived them –
inspiring those around her and making each day count.
There will be a graveside service in Dawson, TX and the
Dawson Cemetery on July
She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband and best friend
of 67 years, L.A. Berry.
Any donations in remembrance may be made to the Dawson Cemetery
Association PO box 126, Dawson, TX 75539