Obituaries from
Navarro County, Texas



Georgia Ann (Wigley) Allen
Oct 24, 1935 - Jul 19, 2013

Mrs. Georgia Ann Allen, 77, of Rockwall, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2013, in Rockwall. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.



Mrs. Georgia Ann Allen, age 77, of Rockwall passed away at the Broadmoor Medical Lodge in Rockwall on Friday, July 19, 2013. She was born on October 24, 1935 in San Antonio, Texas to John Harmon and Ida Mae Wigley.

Georgia was a loving, caring mother, grandmother and sister. She spent her life caring for her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Allie Davis and her granddaughter, Alicia Bunch. She is survived by her children; Pamela Marks and husband, Donald of Rockwall, Texas, Patricia Allen of Rockwall, Texas, Penny Allen of Red Oak , Texas and Paul Allen and wife, Kim of The Woodlands, Texas. Georgia is also survived by her granddaughters; Michelle Sickles of The Colony, Texas, Ashley Allen of Georgia, and Brittany Allen of The Woodlands, Texas, and by her great granddaughter, Ella Sickles of The Colony, Texas. She is also survived by her brothers; Johnny Wigley of Austin, Texas and Buddy Wigley of Corsicana, Texas. She leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 PM on Monday, July 22, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, July 22, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darren W. Heil officiating. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Danny Wigley, Gary Wigley, Scott Wigley, Ronny Wigley, Johnny Dale Wigley, and Blake Wigley.


  • w/o Thomas Russell Allen; d/o John Harmon Wigley & Ida Mae (Baldwin) Wigley
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Brenda Gail (Boyd) Stout
Feb 12, 1960 - Jul 13, 2013

Mrs. Brenda Gail Stout, 53, of Frost passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. She was born on February 12, 1960 In Dallas County to parents, Ogle Lee and Bobbie Faye Boyd, Sr.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Kay Fitzgerald and a brother, Jim “Cowboy” Boyd.
She is survived by her sons, Adam Eugene Stout and Lucas Ray Stout both of Gillette, WY; father, Ogle Lee Boyd, Sr. of Frost; mother Bobbie Faye Boyd of Corsicana; sisters, Sandy Fitzgerald of Blooming Grove and Linda Winchester of Milford; brothers, Bill Boyd of Gillette, WY, Lee Boyd of Douglas, WY, and Terry Boyd of Shashoni, WY.
She was cremated and no services are planned at this time.



Brenda Gail Stout, 53, of Frost passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. She was cremated and no services are planned at this time.


James Dale "Possum" Holloway
Nov 13, 1956 - Jul 17, 2013

James Dale Holloway, 56, of Corsicana was called to heaven Wednesday, July 17, 2013. He was born in Corsicana Nov. 13, 1956 to James and Mamie Holloway, both of whom preceded him in death.

Known as “Possum” to his friends, James was a trucker for nearly 30 years. Although he made his living and ended his journey on the road, James was happiest out on a boat in the ocean.

James is survived by his former wife Kathy Holloway and their five children; daughter Stacy Pyeatt and husband, Jonathan and their five children Madison, Samantha, Max, Bella and Adalyn; daughter Melissa Holloway and her daughter Kelissa; daughter Rebecca Ryan and husband Harris; daughter Jessica Holloway and her son Peyson; and his only son, Jason Holloway. He is also survived by his brother Steve Holloway, sister Deborah Holloway, brother Gary Holloway and wife Debbie, brother Mike Holloway and wife Misty, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2013 at Second Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, 3045 W. Second Ave., Corsicana.

Flowers and donations may be sent to 2331 W. Third Ave.


Charles Arthur Kent
Oct 3, 1917 - July 22, 2013

Charles A. Kent, 95, of Powell passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, July 22, 2013. He was born Oct. 3, 1917 in Eureka to Mollie Wilson and Mataw Kent.

Charles was a lifetime farmer and rancher and owner of Kent Feed Store in Powell until his retirement in 2006. He was a member of Eureka Masonic Lodge for 67 years and a member of Wesley and Kerens United Methodist Churches.

He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife of 62 years Vesta Grace Priddy Kent.

Survivors include his wife of nine years, Hattie Washburn Kent; daughter Molly Paschal and husband Phil; son Dan Kent and wife Gloria; grandchildren, Ellen and Jason Sodd, Carrie and Todd Teetz, Mataw and Dusti Kent, Shannon and Judy Paschal, Shae and Jossy Paschal and Karin Paschal and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leslie Byrd officiating. Pallbearers will be Will Kent, Tim Crawford, Scott Harrell, Wayne Cotten, Sonny Bancroft and Jerry Kent. Honorary Pallbearers will be Howard Jackson, Earl Ogburn and Harrison Sloan. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Lucille Naomi (Crance) Reffitt
Jul 12, 1936 - Jul 18, 2013

Mrs. Lucille Naomi Reffitt, 77, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. She was born July 12, 1936 in Ashland, Ky. to parents, Cecil and Kathleen Crance.

She was a longtime member of Trinity Baptist Church. She volunteered for
15 years with the Navarro Regional Hospital Auxillary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Denver Reffitt; parents, a brother; and a grandson, Johnny Reffitt.

She is survived by her daughter, Connie Beal and husband David of Corsicana; sons, Ronnie Reffitt and wife Margaret of Corsicana and Johnny Ray Reffitt and wife Darla of Forney; grandsons, Michael Burleson of Dallas and John Ray Reffitt, Jr. and wife Lily of Dallas; granddaughters, Kasey Beaird and husband Johnny of Corsicana, Tammy Kelsey of Purdon, Rebekah Cranford and husband Camron of Rockwall, Rachel Martinez and husband Javier of Garland; 10 great-grandchildren; granddaughter-in-law, Sheli Reffitt of Corsicana; sister, Wilma Cochran and husband Charles of Axtell; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013 in the Resthaven Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Floyd Petersen officiating.
Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.


Jimie Earl Powell
Jun 29, 1937 - Jul 19, 2013

Jimie Earl Powell, 76, of Roberts, Idaho, passed away on July 19, 2013, at his home after a lingering illness. He was under the care of Hospice of Eastern Idaho.

Jimie was born June 29, 1937, in Hubbard, Texas, to Earl Powell and Buni Mae Pullin Powell. He attended school in Hubbard, and also attended Idaho State University. Jimie worked as a Machinist for Bucyrus Erie in Pocatello.

On Feb. 12, 1984, he married Kathleen Lydia Olson. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two half-brothers, and one sister.

Survivors include his loving spouse of 29 years, Kathleen; step-daughter, Stacy (John) Curran of Idaho Falls, Idaho; step-daughter, Monica Rhoades of Chubbuck, Idaho; daughter, Robin (Dave) Barrett of Unionville, Conn.; son, James Powell of Pocatello, Idaho; son, Nathan
(Colleen) Powell of Boise, Idaho; son, Trevis (Kim) Powell of Pocatello, Idaho; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Graveside services will take place in Blooming Grove, Texas, at a later date. Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

An online guest book is available at by selecting the Jimie Earl Powell obituary.

Arrangements by Wood Funeral Home, Idaho Falls, Idaho.


James Thomas "Tommy" Snell
Oct 9, 1941 - Jul 14, 2013

James Thomas “Tommy” Snell, 71, of Lubbock passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013. He was born Oct. 9, 1941 in Ennis to Tom and Nell Snell. On June 29, 1965 he and Peggy Chandler were united in marriage at the Kerens Presbyterian Church.

Tommy served his country as a Lieutenant with the Texas National Guard during the 1960's through 1980's while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree at East Texas State University in 1974. He also served as the Laboratory Director for Medical Arts Clinic in Corsicana. After moving to Belton, he was the Laboratory Director for House Medical Clinic in Killeen. In December of 1982, he graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a Master of Science in Health Professions. He went on to work in the Administration and Audiology Divisions of the Texas Department of Health in Lubbock retiring in 2006. Tommy was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Lubbock.

Tommy was a loving husband and father and he is survived by his wife of
48 years, Peggy; daughter Amy Snell of Lubbock, and son Greg and wife Desi of Spring Branch, Texas as well as two grandchildren Luke and Katie Snell. He is also survived by his sister, Laura Jean Isom of San Angelo, numerous nieces and nephews, and his lifelong friend, Ed Whitacre.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2013 at the Kerens Cemetery in Kerens with the Rev. Charles Reese officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Kerens Presbyterian Church, 301 SE 3rd St., Kerens, Texas 75144.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.


Betty Marie (Dezern) Christian
Apr 11, 1928 - Jul 12, 2013

Betty Marie Christian, 85, of Corsicana passed away Friday, July 12,
2013 at 9:30 p.m. after a short illness.

Betty was born to George and Bessie Dezern in Enid, Okla. on April 11, 1928. Her family moved to Pampa, Texas where Betty met the love of her life, George Christian. They married on June 6, 1943. This year they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, surrounded by family.

Betty was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, handwork, and reading. She was a member of Westhill Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by two sons, Clifton and Randy.

Mrs. Christian is survived by her husband, George. Her living legacy includes daughters Cheryl Johnson and husband Tommy of Purdon; Peggy Corder and husband Tollie of Beaumont; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild expected in November.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Sam Dilbeck officiating. Burial will be 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Billy Ray Peterson
May 4, 1941 - Jul 13, 2013

Billy Ray Peterson passed away in Kaufman on Saturday, July 13, 2013. He was born in Rosenthal, Texas on May 4, 1941 to John Perry Peterson and Minnie Methea Loewe.

Billy was raised in Dawson and graduated from Dawson High School. After high school Billy joined the United States Navy and was discharged in 1968. After the service Billy moved to Dallas and attended electrician school. He was an electrician for over 45 years. He worked for Kennedy Electric in Mesquite for 10 years before retiring in 2007. Billy loved to restore old tractors and was a member of the North Texas Tractor Club and the Methodist Church. On Jan. 11, 1969 Billy married Joyce Elaine Hopping in Dallas at Grace Temple Baptist Church.

His parents and sister Myrtle Diann Caraway preceded Billy in death.

He is survived by his wife Joyce of Kaufman; stepsons Gary Aaron of Des Moines, Iowa and Greg Aaron of Seagoville; brother John Perry Peterson Jr. of Austin; sisters: Betty Huddleston of Fort Worth and Katheryn Bankston of Belton; nieces, nephews and many other relatives.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home with interment following in DFW National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.

Arrangements by Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home, Kaufman.


William Kimsey Posey, Jr.
Jan 23, 1928 - Jul 14, 2013

William Kimsey Posey Jr., 85, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, at his residence near Teague.

He was born Jan. 23, 1928 in Teague and graduated from Teague High School with the Class of 1945. He attended Navarro College and Baylor University and played football for both schools before entering into the United States Marine Corps. He served in China with the 1st Marine Division. Mr. Posey married Emma Jean Campbell on Aug. 26, 1950, in Teague and shared over 62 years together. He worked for the railroad in Teague for 50 years in various capacities, 47 of which were spent as a fireman and engineer for Rock Island, Burlington Northern, and B.N.S.F.
Railways. Mr. Posey enjoyed raising quarter horses and researching family and horse pedigrees, but his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and friends. He loved rodeo and was a member of the Teague Rodeo Association for many years. Mr. Posey was a member of First Baptist Church in Teague.

Mr. Posey was preceded in death by his parents, William Kinsey Sr. and Jewell Posey; one brother, K.W. (Kenneth) Posey; and two great-grandsons, Luke Bates and Baby Boy Ritchey.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Posey of Teague; one son, Bill Posey and wife Genell of Burleson; four daughters, Vickilynn Posey McReynolds of Coolidge, Judy Bates and husband Tom of Teague, Kim Story and husband Larry of Mexia, and Karri Minefee and husband James of Teague; grandchildren, Mandi Lenoir and husband Marty and family of Mexia, Will Posey and wife Kristyn and family of Burleson, T.J. Bates and wife Amy and family of Teague, Emily Jones and husband Ryan and family of Groesbeck, Kelly McReynolds and family of Aledo, Stephanie Ritchey and husband Robby and family of Pilot Point, Matt McReynolds and wife Susan and family of Weatherford, Jeff Kitchens and wife Becky and family of Henderson, Brittnee Stroade and husband Randy and family of Teague, Jami Wright and family of Teague, Lance Story of Mexia, and Wesley Story and family of Katy; 28 great-grandchildren; one brother, Bodie Posey and wife Audrey of Teague; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013 with the family present at the funeral home.

Funeral services for Mr. William Kimsey Posey, Jr. will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Teague. Bro. Scott Matthews will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Greenwood Cemetery with an escort and honor guard provided by the Patriot Guard.

The Posey family would like to extend a special thanks to Providence Hospice and Jordan Health Services for the amazing attention, love, and support provided to Mr. Posey and the family throughout his battle. God Bless all of you.

Arrangments by Bowers Funeral Home, Teague.


Bennie (Eubank) Hawes
Sep 11, 1914 - Jan 7, 1993

Mrs. Bennie Hawes, 78, of Mineola, died January 7, 1993 in Tyler.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairfield Cemetery with the Rev. Fred Lang officiating. Capps Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth Gumm of Houston; four stepdaughters, Jenise Daniel and Paulette Bing, both of Buffalo, Texas, Shelia Richards, of Cayuga and Patricia Egbert, of Palestine; two sons, Van Hawes of Mineola and Don Hawes of Kinwood; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four brothers, Joe Ed Eubank of Dew, Texas, J. A. “Dick” Eubank of Maude, Texas, Kenneth Eubank of Mineola and Lester Eubank of Ruidosa, New Mexico; and one sister, Mary Kitchens of Fairfield.


Lisa Jean Jones
Oct 14, 1961 - Sep 2, 1983

Lisa Jean Jones

BUDA—Lisa Jean Jones, 22, of Buda, died at her home Sep. 2. She was the granddaughter of Mrs. Roy Jones of Corsicana. Service was Monday at Wilkie, Amy and Clay Funeral Home in Austin with burial in Oak Hill cemetery in Oak Hill.

Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jones of Buda; two brothers, Curtis Jones of Houston and Brad Jones of Buda; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Davis of Austin.


Mary Eula (Cardwell) Weeks
Jan 19, 1881 - May 11, 1968

Mrs. Eula Weeks

Mrs. Eula Weeks, who had been a lifelong resident of Navarro County, died Saturday in a North Texas rest home.

She was making her home at Mexia at the time of her death. She was the widow of the late Allen Weeks.

Services will be held in Mexia at 10 a.m. Monday.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, May 12, 1968
  • Mexia Cemetery, Mexia, Texas
  • w/o Robert Allen Weeks; d/o A. P. Cardwell & Jimmie (Harrell) Cardwell per death certificate
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Charles Allen Steelman
May 18, 1934 - Jan 11, 1981

Charles Steelman

Charles Steelman died Sunday afternoon in his Duncanville residence. He was 46.

Service is 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Clayton Funeral Home in Duncanville.

He was a former Corsicana resident and had lived in Duncanville for the past 18 years. He was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors are his wife Mrs. Dora Lee Steelman, of Duncanville; three sons, Terry Steelman of St. Louis, Eugene Steelman, of San Antonio, Kevin Steelman of Duncanville; two daughters, Mrs. Vickie Garland, of Irving, Mrs. Debbie Taylor, of Amarillo; four grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Pearl Griffin, of Mexia; four brothers and two sisters.


Roy Fenner Hull
Nov 16, 1921 - Mar 30, 1994

Roy Fenner Hull

Roy Fenner Hull, 72, of Jewett, died March 30, 1994, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Little Flock Baptist Church, with the Rev. Walter Pickens officiating, assisted by the Rev. Ron Walker. Burial will be in Little Flock Cemetery under the direction of Ricks Funeral Home in Jewett.

He was born Nov. 16, 1921, in Jewett, where he lived his entire life. He was a rancher and a member of the Baptist Church. He was a member of the V.F.W. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Hull of Jewett; a son and daughter-in-law, James Vernon and Georgia Ann Hull of Jewett; one daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Joy and Spike Morton of Jewett; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.


Rhonda Kay Matthews
Apr 19, 1973 - Jan 20, 1983

Rhonda Kay Matthews

ATHENS—Rhonda Kay Matthews, 9, of Athens, died Thursday at home.

Service will be Tuesday, 10 a.m., Paschal Funeral Home, Malakoff. The Rev. Ken Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Malakoff City Cemetery.

She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hawkins, of Athens; her father, George Matthews, of Daingerfield; two brothers, Bryan Matthews and Timmie Matthews, both of Athens; one sister, Deana Matthews, of Lubbock; two stepsisters, Tracey Hawkins and Kandy Hawkins, of Aquilla; maternal grandmother, Eleanor Hedspeth, of Hereford; paternal grandparents, Dovie and Sylvester Matthews, of Daingerfield; and paternal stepgrandparents, Bonnie and Dewey Hawkins, of Athens.


Mary Alice (Mayes) Overton
Aug 20, 1919 - Jul 3, 1995

Mary Alice Overton

Mary Alice Overton, 75, of Austin, died July 3, 1995, in Austin.

Services were held in Barton Cemetery in Buda Thursday, July 6.

Memorials may be made to the Mildred Baptist Church Building Fund.

She is survived by her son, Harold Glenn Overton of Phoenix, Ariz.; three daughters, Dot and Charles Reynolds of Corsicana, Peggy Bright and Rick Blackburn of Corsicana, and Linda and Lonnie Horn of Phoenix, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; her brother, Bennie Mayes of Austin; two sisters, Josie Lyons and Virginia Birch of Austin; and a number of nieces and nephews.


Kimberly Ann Wuebbles
Feb 8, 1983 - Aug 11, 1985

Kimberly Wuebbles

BECKEMEYER, Ill. –Kimberly Ann Wuebbles, 2 ½ year-old daughter of Phil and Janice Wuebbles of Beckemeyer and formerly of Ennis, died Aug. 11 after an extended illness.

Service was Aug. 13 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church at Marydale, Ill. with the Rev. Jerome Feldmann officiating. Burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery in Carlyle, Ill.

Survivors also include a brother, Christopher Wuebbles; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Wuebbles of Rt. 1, Carlyle; maternal grandparents, Bob Gillentine of Irving and Bobbie Gillentine of Ennis and maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Olin Gillentine of Van.


Daniel Mandeville Buck, Jr.
Mar 12, 1912 - Apr 18, 1890

Daniel Buck

Funeral services for Daniel M. Buck, 68, were held Saturday at the Navarro Mills Baptist Church. He died Friday in Memorial Hospital.

His body was donated to the Anatomical Board of the State of Texas at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School of Dallas.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Vivian F. Buck, Navarro Mills; three daughters, Suzanne Burton, Arlington, Sarah Caruth, Carrollton, Jackie Weaver, Muldrow, Okla.; and seven grandchildren.


  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Thursday, May 1, 1980
  • No cemetery body donated to science
  • h/o Vivian Eleanor (Forson) Buck married Dec. 13, 1934; s/o David Mandeville Buck, Sr. & Mary E. (UNKNOWN) Buck
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

John George Gee
Mar 13, 1899 - Jan 8, 1919

John Gee

Pallbearers for the John G. Gee services held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin Funeral Home and 3 p.m. graveside services at Grapeland Cemetery in Grapeland were Marvin White, Earl McGraw, Fred Rasmussin, Fred Kesinger, James Gee, Jack Kent, Harrell Lewis and David Lewis.


  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Thursday, Jan 18, 1979
  • Grapeland Cemetery, Grapeland, Texas
  • h/o Lucille (Kolb) Gee
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Frank Kirven, Jr.
Jan 29, 1960 - Feb 13, 1980

Frank Kirven

STREETMAN—Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Streetman for Frank Kirven, Jr., 20 of Streetman who died Wednesday in a compressor accident at Streetman in Texas Industry.

The Rev. L. L. Sheffield will officiate with burial following at Webb Cemetery in Streetman.

Arrangements were with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include his father, Frank Kirven Sr.; mother Glory Kirven of Streetman; 11 brothers, four sisters, and a grandmother, Mrs. Nettie Cyrus of Streetman.

Pallbearers were cousins.


  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Thursday, Feb 21, 1980
  • Webb Cemetery, Streetman, Texas
  • s/o Frank Kirven Sr, & Glory E. (Cyrus) Kirven
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Margaret Elaine (Joyner) Middleton
May 15, 1917 - Jan 5, 1979

Mrs. Middleton

ATHENS—Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Episcopal Church here for Mrs. John Middleton, 61, a resident of Carefree, Ariz., who died Friday at Scottsdale, Ariz., Memorial Hospital.

She was the former Margaret Joyner of Corsicana.

Burial was at Athens Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, John Middleton; a daughter, Mrs. Jim Welch of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a son, Dr. John Middleton, Jr. of St. Thomas, Ky.; three grandchildren; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Joyner, and her grandmother, Mrs. Mattie Wilson, all of Corsicana.


  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly - Thursday, Jan 11, 1979
  • Athens Memorial Cemetery, Athens, Tx.
  • w/o John Robert Leidon Middleton, Sr; d/o Henry Earl Joyner & Mamie (Broome) Joyner
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Virgil Dean Kious
Jan 7, 1939 - Jun 1990

Virgil Dean Kious

Memorial services were held Saturday, June 9, 1990, for Virgil Dean Kious, 51, in Moore, Okla. at First Assembly of God Church.

Arrangements were handled by Dumeth Funeral Home in Oklahoma City, Okla. Burial was June 10, 1990, in San Bois Cemetery in Kinta, Okla.

He is surviver by his father, Doyle Kious, of Moore, Okla.; three daughters, Janice Fowler, Karen Picketts and Alice Willard, all of California; two brothers, James Kious and Oral “Bo” Kious, both of Moore, Okla.; five sisters, Arlena Hubbard of Port Huron, Mich., Edna Berry of Corsicana, Katheryn Rutherford of Sulpher Springs, Virginia Bray of Broken Bow, Okla., and Linda Bennett of Nicoma Park, Okla.; four granddaughters; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives.


William Freeman Miller
Dec 7, 1897 - Sep 9, 1984

William Miller

TRINIDAD—William Freeman Miller, 86, of Trinidad, died Sunday at his residence.

Service is 3 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Trinidad with the Rev. Dan Boler officiating. Burial will be at Trinidad City Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Callaway Funeral Home in Malakoff.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Miller of Trinidad; a son, Ralph Miller of Dallas; a daughter, Peggy Jean Airheart of Duncanville; a brother, English Miller of Springfield, Mo.; two sisters, Joe Costley of Dallas and Alyce Kay of Dallas; three nieces, six granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sep 11, 1984
  • Trinidad City Cemetery, Trinidad, Tx.
  • h/o Mary Adeline “Addie” (Bowman) Miller s/o George Chisolm Miller & Vinettie S. (Hancock) Miller
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Acy Edward Drew, Sr.
Sep 26, 1905 - Sep 6, 1984

Acy E. Drew, Sr.

BAYTOWN—Acy E. Drew Sr., of Baytown, died Thursday in Scott and White Hospital in Temple.

Earthman Funeral Home of Baytown is in charge of arrangements.

Drew was a 61-year resident of Baytown and operated a gift shop there for 33 years. He was a deacon of Memorial Baptist Church in Baytown, a charter member of the Baytown Rotary Club, and a member of Goose Creek Masonic Lodge 1192.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma Drew of Baytown; a son, A. E. Drew, Jr. of Waco; thre grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. G. D. Parris of Corsicana; and two nephews, Tom Parris and Jim Parris, both of Houston.


Troy Rolan Porter
Feb 25, 1943 - Dec 3, 1985

Troy Porter

HILLSBORO—Troy Rolan Porter, 43, died Tuesday in Hillsboro.

A former employee at the Corsicana Cotton Mill, he was employed in Ft. Worth at the time of his death.

Survivors include his wife, Olivia Porter, Ft. Worth; one son, Randy Porter, Corsicana; father Bill Porter, Hillsboro; two brothers, Coy Porter and Lloyd Porter, of Hillsboro; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Burial is planned in the Perio Cemetery.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun- Wednesday, Dec 4, 1985
  • Peoria Cemetery, Peoria, Hill county, Tx.
  • 1st wife Jackie Ann (Williams) Porter 2nd wife Olivia (Chagoya) Porter s/o William “Bill” Porter and Eunice (Holbert) Porter
  • Submitted By Diane Richards

Leslie Walker
Apr 25, 1975 - Jun 10, 1994

Leslie Walker

Leslie Walker, 19, died June 10, 1994.

Services will be 2 p.m. June 12, 1994 at First Baptist Church in Coppell with Rev. Lou Brown officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. June 11 in Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

She was born April 25, 1975 in Tyler. She attended grade school in Wichita Falls and was a 199 graduate of Coppell High School. She was a member of the varsity basketball team. She attended Brookhaven College and was a member of First Baptist Church Coppell where she also was a member of the choir.

She is survived by her parents, Charles and Debbie Hardin, Coppell; her father Tim a Newton, three sisters, Tiffany and Kimberly Hardin of Coppell and Lindsey Newton of Tyler; maternal grandparents Kenneth and Doloris Walker of Corsicana; paternal grandparents Marlin and Molly Hardin of Henderson and Walt and Ginny Newton of Tyler; a maternal great grandmother Girdie Lablanc, Nacogdoches and several aunts, uncles and cousins.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Jun 11, 1994
  • graduation year is not legible
  • grad. Coppell High School d/o Tim Arlo Newton & Michaele Debra “Debbie” (Walker) Hardin
  • Hillcrest Memorial Park
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Lois Mildred (Dunaway) Lucias-Canady
Jul 24, 1912 - Aug. 22, 1989

Lois Canady

Lois Mildred Canady, 77, of Fairfield, died Aug. 22, 1989, at Baylor Medical Center in Ennis.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Capps Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwight Atchley officiating. Burial will be in Dew Cemetery.

She was born July 24, 1912, in San Francisco. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband Herschel Canady of Fairfield; one son, Thomas E. Lucias of Longview; one daughter, Janie Ruth Newkirk of Midlothian; and four grandchildren.


James Dar Crook
Oct 14, 1930 - Jun 26, 1990

James D. Crook

James Dar Crook, 59, of Fairfield, died June 26, 1990, in Teague Nursing Home.

Services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield with the Rev. Bub Ridge officiating. Burial will follow at Fairfield Cemetery.

He was born October 14, 1930, in Richland and resided in Fairfield where he was employed as an auto mechanic.

Survivors include his wife Florence Crook of Fairfield; one daughter, Sandra Long of Teague; two sons, James Crook of Fairfield and Gary Crook of Fairfield; three sisters, Joyce Lewis of Fairfield, Hazel Grace of Fairfield, and Rosa Lee Ridge of Wortham; and eight grandchildren.


Inez (Blair) Frost
Aug 13, 1913 - Sep 29, 1990

Inez (Blair) Frost

Inez Blair Frost, 79, of Waxahachie, died Sept. 29, 1990, in Renfro Nursing Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Boze-Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel in Waxahachie, with Bishop Jim Rodenburg, pastor of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints in Ennis officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. Monday in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.

She was born Aug. 21, 1913, in Navarro County to John B. Blair and Ruby Jackson Blair. She attended school in Corsicana and married Edward C. Frost in 1933 in Corsicana. She moved to Dallas in 1942 and to Waxahachie in 1983. She was associated with Smith Realtors in Dallas in sales for several years. She was a member 50 years of the Order of Eastern Star and was a member of Ridgewood Methodist Church of Dallas.

She was preceded in death by a son in 1982.

Survivors include her husband, Edward C. Frost of Waxahachie; one daughter-in-law, Vickie Frost of Ennis; and three grandchildren, Adrian Frost, Carrie Frost and Traci Frost, all of Ennis.


Aubrey Malcolm Garrett
Sep 15, 1931 - Apr 17, 1995

Aubrey M. Garrett

Aubrey M. Garrett, 63, of Hubbard, died April 17, 1995, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Visitation will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Hubbard with Revs. Earl Taylor and Ricky Woodall officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Mr. Garrett was born Sept. 15, 1931, in Mertens. He was raised in Mertens and lived his entire life in the Hubbard area. He worked in pipeline construction and was a superintendent of the Pipeline Division of the H. P. Zachery Company. He was a Mason and he and his wife were members of the Avion Travel Club and traveled extensively across the United States. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hubbard.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores McIntyre Garrett of Hubbard; his brother, Robert Lee Garrett, Jr. of Hubbard; two sisters, Dorothy Anderson of Hubbard and Fay Quinn of Austin; seven nephews; three nieces; and several great-nephews and nieces.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Apr 19, 1995
  • Fairview Cemetery, Hubbard, Texas
  • h/o Dolores (McIntyre) Garrett s/o Robert Lee Garrett, Sr. & Sammie B. (Bumpus) Garrett
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Goldie (Rosenthal) Marks
Oct 4, 1888 - Oct 2, 1974

Mrs. Marks Dies Here

Mrs. Sidney Marks, who would have been 86 Friday, died Wednesday afternoon at her home, 1224 West Fourth Ave., after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rabbi Ernest Joseph of Temple Beth-el officiating. Graveside services and burial will follow at 1 p.m. in the old Hebrew Cemetery in Waco.

A native of Waco, she and her husband, long a civic and religious leader of this community, were married in 1914 in Waco and would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this month. She was the former Goldie Rosenthal.

Mrs. Marks held a life membership in the Council of Jewish Women of Dallas and throughout her 60 year residency in Corsicana was an active member of her synagogue, Temple Beth-el, where she served several terms as president of the Ladies Auxiliary.

The Marks are the parents of one son, Alvin Marks, who died two years ago.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ann Marks of El Paso; a grandson, James Allen Marks, a law student at the University of Texas; a granddaughter, Miss Janet Sue Marks of El Paso, attending art school in California.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Oct 3, 1974
  • old Hebrew Cemetery in Waco per death certificate
  • w/o Sydney Marks buried in Hebrew cemetery, Corsicana, Texas d/o Hiram Rosenthal & Jennie (Adams) Rosenthal
  • Submitted by Diane Richards


Mrs. Sidney Marks

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today at Temple-Beth-El for Mrs. Sidney Marks, 85, who died at her home Wednesday after an extended illness.

Graveside services were held at the old Hebrew Cemetery in Waco.

Survivors include her husband, a grandson, and a granddaughter.

Pallbearers include Jay Silverberg, Morris Evans, Louis Wolens, Louis Marks, Max Rosenblum, Louis Shwarts, H. B. Rosenthal, Dr. Arthur Unback and Dr. W. B. Mayfield.


Hubert R. White
Jan 22, 1902 - May 14, 1926



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 Campbell 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 the 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 undertaking parlors.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, May 15, 1926
  • buried in Hillsboro, TX
  • s/o T. D. White and May (Smith) White
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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Alder Myrtle (Beck) Webb
Nov 23, 1903 - Jan 12, 1991

Mrs. Alder Webb

Mrs. Alder Webb, 87, of Teague, died Jan. 12, 1990 at Harris Methodist Mexia Hospital.

Services are 3 p.m. Sunday at Ricks Funeral Home Chapel in Teague with the Rev. Henry Davenport officiating. Burial will follow in Faulkenberry Cemetery in Grosebeck.

She was born Nov. 23, 1903. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include one son, J. D. Webb of Pearland; one daughter, Mrs. Doris Compton of Dallas; four grandsons; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Eleanor Dubendorff of Placenta, Calif., Laura Richardson of Memphis, Ann Waters of Houston and Wynne Wolverton of Alvin; one brother, Harlan Beck of Bum, Ala.; a number of nieces and nephews.


Verdie Mae Ward
Dec 7, 1908 - Jan 11, 1991

Verdie Ward

Verdie Mae Ward, 81, of Wortham, died Jan. 11, 1991, at Leisure Lodge Nursing Home in Wortham.

Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at the Porter Chapel in Wortham with the Rev. Ron Moore officiating. Burial will take place in Wortham Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 7, 1908, in Navarro County, was a life-long resident of Navarro County and a homemaker.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.


Robert Allen Muirhead
Nov 10, 1938 - Jun 2, 1994

Robert A. Muirhead

Robert Allen Muirhead, 55, of Brenham, died recently in Houston.

Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hampton-Vaughan Funeral Home, with the Rev. Merwin Turner, associate pastor of Floral Heights United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial with Masonic graveside rites conducted by Faith Lodge No. 1158 was in Riverside Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 10, 1938, in Wichita Falls. He was a 1955 graduate of Wichita Falls High School. He joined the Navy during the Korean War. He worked for Wichita Poster until moving to Brenham in 1986. He was a member of Faith Masonic Lodge No. 1158, Dallas Consistory Scottish Rite Maskat Shrine and BPOE, where he served three terms as exalted ruler in Brenham Elks Club. He was a member of the Sheriff's Auxiliary in Brenham and sponsored a barbecue cooking team in Washington county. He was chairman of the advertising committee for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He was a gold and deep sea fisherman. He was employed by Southwest Advertising in outdoor advertising. He was a member of Floral Heights United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Deborah Oliver of Houston; three sons, Russell Muirhead of Dallas, Richard Muirhead of Myrtle Point, Ore., and Randy Muirhead of San Bernadino, Calif.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thad A. Muirhead of Wichita Falls; his brother, James Muirhead of Wichita Falls; and one grandchild.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Jun 10, 1994
  • Riverside Cemetery
  • Korean Veteran
  • h/o Mamie Lenora (Davis) Muirhead; s/o Thad Alverna Muirhead & Mamie Lenora (Davis) Muirhead
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Colquitt Davis, Sr.
Sep 4, 1911 - Mar 15, 1990

Colquitt Davis, Sr.

Colquitt Davis, SR., 78, of Foreston, died March 15, 1990, at Midway Park Hospital in Lancaster.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel A.M.E. Church in LaRue, with the Rev. Henry Davis officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in LaRue. Community Funeral Home of Waxahachie is in charge of arrangements.

He was born, Sep. 4, 1011, in Henderson County, and he was a member of Roman Chapel Baptist Church in Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Mae Davis of Forreston; seven sons, Elmo Davis, Zelmo Davis and Henry C. Davis, all of Dallas, Willie Davis and Eunice Z. Davis, both of Lancaster, Colquitt Davis Jr., of Rice, and the Rev. Henry Davis of Corsicana; three daughters, Dorothy Goodrum, Ruthie Miller and Lorie Crawford, all of Dallas; six sisters; 56 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.


J. W. B. Hale
Sep 5, 1884 - May 1, 1950

Former Resident Blooming Grove Dies At Lubbock

J. W. B. Hale, 65-year-old Lubbock resident and former resident of Blooming Grove, died at his home in Lubbock Monday after an illness of several months.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist church at Anton, and Masonic graveside services were conducted at the Anton cemetery.

Hale was born in Blooming Grove and resided there until 1925.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Harry Crowley of Littlefield, Mrs. Joe Trammel of Lubbock, and Mrs. James Smith of Petersburg; one son, W. T. Hale of Lubbock; a sister, Mrs. R. N. Williams of Corsicana and two grandchildren.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, May 4, 1950
  • Anton Cemetery, Anton, Texas
  • 1900 census says Brants Hale; s/o William Thomas Hale & Lillian Rachel (Conger) Hale buried at Grange Hall Cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Lois Kathryn (Tekell) Kemp
Sep 18, 1897 - Oct 15, 1967

Mrs. Lois Kemp Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Lois Kemp, 70, a Blooming Grove native, and resident of Corsicana for the past 11 years, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the First Methodist Church in Mertens with the Rev. Peyton Goodman officiating, and burial will be in Richland Cemetery at Mertens.

She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Corsicana.

Surviving are a son, Lonnie Kemp of Ackerly; three daughters, Mrs. Rena Garrett and Mrs. D. N. Glass, Jr. of Texas City, and Mrs. Jack Omberg, of Corsicana; three brothers, J. S. Tekell and M. A. Tekell of Cleburne; one sister Mrs. Miller Goodman of Albany; seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Mike Kemp, Rickey Kemp, Danny Garrett, Neil Glass, Joe B. Tekell, Don Tekell and Jack Tekell.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Oct 19, 1967
  • Richland Cemetery, Mertens, TX
  • w/o Walter Monroe Kemp d/o Emory Houston Tekell & Rena Icie “Rennie” (Langston) Tekell buried in Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Mary Ann “Mamie” (Freeman) Montgomery
Aug 18, 1887 - Jan 25, 1986

Mamie Montgomery

Mrs. T. C. (Mamie) Montgomery, 98, of Corsicana died Saturday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Brian A. Young and Monte Paul Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery at Hubbard.

She is survived by two sons, Seth Montgomery of Corsicana and D. W. Montgomery of Victoria, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Lois Bruton of Itasca, Mrs. Nell Marshall of Beeville, Texas, Mrs. Thelma Matthews and Mrs. Martha Frisby, both of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Foster of Calvert, Texas.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Jan 26, 1986
  • Fairview cemetery, Hubbard, TX
  • w/o Travis Cuvier Montgomery married Mar. 30, 1908 d/o Andrew Jackson Freeman and Mary Elizabeth (Butts) Freeman
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Elisha Houston Roberts, Dr. Jr.
Sep. 16, 1892 - Nov. 8, 1957

Sunday Rites For Dr. E. H. Roberts

Funeral services for Dr. E. H. Roberts, Jr. 65, retired, Route l, Corsicana, who died Friday at the McCloskey Veterans Administration Hospital at Temple will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Roberts Cemetery at San Augustine, Texas. He was a World War 1 veteran.

Surviving are a brother, Ike Roberts and a sister, Miss Cora Roberts, both of Corsicana; a half-brother, Lester Parker, North Carolina; two half-sisters, Mrs. Dannie Jaggers, North Carolina, and Mrs. W. V. Polley, San Augustine, Texas and other relatives.

Griffin directs.


Clarence Edward Howze
Feb 16, 1932 - Dec 13, 1989

Clarence Howze

Clarence Edward Howze, 57, of Waco, died Dec. 13, 1989, at his residence in Waco.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard, and the Rev. Thomas D. Roberson will officiate. Wade Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Feb. 16, 1932, in Mexia, and lived most of his life in Hubbard and Waco. He was a retired truck driver, and was a member of the Pentecostal church.

Survivors include his father, Daniel Howze of Hubbard; three daughters, Sherry Seay of Waco, Kim Munday of Chilton, and Clare Thomas of Mexia; one son, David Howze of Amarillo; three brothers, Dewey Howze of McGregor, Bill Howze of Axtell, and James Howze of Chilton.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Dec 15, 1989
  • Fairview Cemetery, Hubbard, TX
    h/o Betty Carol (Kutzenberger) Howze & Beverly Madge (Orr) Howze; s/o Daniel Capus Howze and Ada Mae (Harris) Howze
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Maggie Lucille “Mag” (Swan) Ridgway
Oct 20, 1908 - Mar 11, 1988

Mag Ridgeway

Mag Ridgeway, 79, of Trinidad, died March 11, 1988 at Athens Nursing Home.

Services are 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Trinidad with Bro. Brian Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Trinidad City Cemetery. Pascal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Oct. 20, 1988, in Arkansas and was a resident of Trinidad for 75 years.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Butch and Patsy Ridgeway of Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Robert Garcia of Pearland; two sisters Odessa Hichart of Trinidad and Sue Long of Fort Worth; two brothers, Gary Jones of Trinidad and “Doc” Jones of Salem Oregon; a grandson, Derrick Ridgeway; two granddaughters, Stephanie Turner of Beaumont and Mitzie Conley of Athens.

Pallbearers are Wayne Hawkins, Billy Mac Green, Ryon Renteria, Chris Perez, Mike Mitchum, Steve Sixeart.


Willie Lee Marks
Aug 7, 1896 - Apr 18, 1969

Willie Lee Marks

Willie Lee Marks, 72, died Friday in Paulyne's Convalescent Home here. He was a native of Mississippi and had lived in Corsicana 10 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Graveside rites will be held at the Rosemound Cemetery in Waco Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Jimmy Hinton officiating.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Warren B. Tynes of Waco; two grandchildren; and a niece, Mrs. Joy Young, Corsicana.


Kenneth Clifton "Pete" McCreary
Sep 9, 1898 - Apr 16, 1971

McCreary Rites

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for K. C. (Pete) McCreary, 72, Roane, who died Friday. The Rev. Mel Worters officiated. Burial was in the Richland Cemetery Surviving are his widow, a son, two daughters, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother and two sisters.



McCreary Rites

K. C. (Pete) McCreary, 72, resident of Roane 53 years died Friday in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mel Worters, pastor of Roane Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow; one son, Donald McCreary, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Douglas, Welch, Okla., and Mrs. Joe Smith, Manhattan, Kans.; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; one brother, C. C. McCreary, Longview; and two sisters, Mrs. C. B. Hamilton, Longview, and Mrs. Al Lively, Elkhart.

Pallbearers will be Vernon Frazier, George Owens, Loyd Robinson, Tom Moore, L. C. Graves and R. T. Gowan.



McCreary Rites

funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for K. C. (Pete) McCreary, 72, Roane, who died Friday. The Rev. Mel Worters officiated. Burial was in the Richland Cemetery.

Surviving are his widow, a son, two daughters, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother and two sisters.


Cassie (Palmer) O’Rand
Jan 6, 1883 - Mar 30, 1971

O’Rand Rites

FAIRFIELD—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Cassie O’Rand, 87, former resident of Fairfield and longtime resident of Teague, were held recently in Teague at Lawrence Chapel.

Officiating for the service was Rev. H. L. McKissack. Burial was at Lake Chapel near Fairfield.

Survivors include four sons, S. E. O’Rand of Jacksonville, O. R. O’Rand of Manhattan, Kansas, A. H. O’Rand of Bakersfield, Calif., and M. C. O’Rand of Lafayette, Calif.; five sisters, Mrs. Rosie Pendley of Dallas, Mrs. Ludie Pendley and Mrs. Emma Pendley of Lubbock, Mrs. Lottie Lyles of Greggton and Mrs. Ethel Pendley of Shelton, Ariz.; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Apr 19, 1971
  • Lake Chapel Cemetery near Fairfield, TX
  • w/o W. P. O’Rand married Oct. 2, 1901; d/o S. E. Palmer & Lena (Roach) Palmer
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Emma Marie (Earnest) Davenport
Feb 16, 1876 - Oct 1, 1961

Mrs. Davenport Rites Monday

Mrs. Emma Marie Davenport, 3235 Springwood Lane, Dallas, mother of Paul E. Davenport, superintendent of the IOOF Home, Corsicana, died suddenly Sunday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Sparkman's Oak Cliff Chapel with interment in Laurel Land. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. C. Nanace and Rev. Buel Crouch.

Surviving are two other sons, F. J. Davenport, Lone Oak, Ark.; and M. C. Davenport, Duncanville; three daughters, Mrs. Nell Chenault, Dallas; Mrs. Fannie Howell, St. Louis, and Mrs. Ruth Beaupre, Dallas; a brother, Dock Earnest McRay, Ark; sisters, Mrs. Maude McCaleb, Bebee, Ark., and Mrs. Mattie Pickney, Kansas City, Kan.; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Hal Davenport, Richard Davenport, Paul Davenport, Richard Beaupre, Edwin Davenport, Robert Beaupre & David Wolcik.


Glen Hugh “Jack” Pate
Sep 26, 1917 - Aug 11, 1983

Jack Pate

FAIRFIELD—Jack Pate, 65, died Thursday morning in Dallas.

Service is 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Fairfield with Rev. Claude Becelle and Tom Hiser officiating. Arrangements are with Capps Funeral Home in Fairfield. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Pate of Fairfield; one son, Gary Wayne Pate of Garland; two grandchildren; and a brother, Price Pate of Lubbock.

Pallbearers are Walt Daniel, Robert Mortimer, Willie Ward, Johnny Ralston, Gay Edling and J. H. Keller, Jr.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Aug 12, 1983
  • Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield, TX
  • h/o Betty Jean (Gammill) Pate; s/o Argen Edward Pate & Mary Ezella “Zella” (Prince) Pate buried in Pattison Cemetery, Emhouse, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

James Elgin McLelland, Jr.
Jun 15, 1926 - Jan 20, 1984

J. E. “Elgin” McLelland

J. E. “Elgin” McLelland Jr., 57, of Wortham died Friday in Wortham Hospital.

Service is 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church of Wortham, with the Rev. Lloyd Sansom and the Rev. Bailey Duncan officiating. Burial will be in Wortham Cemetery, Porter Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

He was a rancher and veteran of the U. S. Army. He served in World War II and the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his wife Wyvonne McLelland of Wortham; son, Michael McLelland of Richardson; a daughter, Marsha Calame of Wortham; his mother, Irene McLelland of Wortham; a sister, Wanda Bryan of Arlington; a granddaughter; and three grandsons.

Pallbearers will be James Black, John T. Bounds, K. W. Oliver, John Adams, Billy Calame and Raymond Gallegos.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Jan 20, 1984
  • Wortham Cemetery, Wortham, TX
  • h/o Lois Wyvonne (Michael) McLelland; s/o James Elgin McLelland, Jr. & Mary Irene (Splawn) McLelland
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Frances Lillian (Rook) Hightower
Feb 24, 1884 - Oct 10, 1918

Remains Interred at Frost

Mrs. J. C. Hightower, aged thirty-three years, a former resident of Frost died in Fort Worth yesterday and the remains were buried at Frost today.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Oct 12, 1918
  • w/o J. C. Hightower d/o Elisha C. Rook & Mary Elizabeth (Derryberry) Rook
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Buried in Italy, Texas per death cert; obit says Frost, Texas

Harvey Thomas Helms, Jr.
Aug 18, 1959 - Feb 15, 1991

Harvey Helms Jr.

Harvey Helms, Jr., 31, of Mesquite, died Feb. 15, 1991, in Baylor Hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Anderson-Clayton Chapel in Mesquite with Jim Harrington officiating. Burial will be in Mesquite City Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 18, 1959, in Missouri and grew up in Corsicana. He graduated from Corsicana High School and attended Navarro College. He was a resident of Mesquite for 11 years. He worked for Lone Star Gas Company in Dallas.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Gee Helms of Mesquite; one son, Wesley Eden Helms of Mesquite; his parents, Harvey and Jo Rene Helms of Corsicana; his grandmothers, Mrs. Wesley Edens of Corsicana, and Mrs. Thelma Helms of Port Aransas; and two sisters, Mrs. David (Daphne) Dowd of Corsicana and Mrs. Byron (Deah) McCoy of Dallas.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Feb 17, 1991
  • Mesquite City Cemetery, Mesquite, Tx.
  • CHS graduate h/o Donna V. (Gee) Helms married Aug 4, 1979; s/o Harvey Thomas Helms, Sr. & Jo Rene (Edens) Helms
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Andre Lamont Fisher
Nov 10, 1967 - Sep 17, 1990

Andre Fisher

Andre Lamont Fisher, 22 died Sept. 17, 1990, in Oklahoma City.

Services were 11 a.m. Monday at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church in Oklahoma with the Rev. E. W. Dawkins and the Rev. L. B. Quinn officiating. Graveside services were Tuesday at Pelham Community cemetery.

Scott Funeral home was in charge of local arrangements.
He was a graduate of Grant High School and an active member of the Young Peoples Department of Allen Chapel where he was a representative to the Connectional Y.P.Congress in South Carolina.

Survivors include his mother Otis A. Fisher and grandmother Callie Kennard, both of Oklahoma; two brothers Cornelius King of Oklahoma and Charles Ford of Pelham; two aunts Jewel Caruthers and Beatrice Beaty, both of Pelham; and a number of other relatives.


Alice Marie (Hutchins) Crenshaw
Mar 25, 1932 - Jul 14, 2000

Alice Marie Hutchins Crenshaw

Alice Marie Hutchins Crenshaw, 68, of Courtney passed away Friday, July 14, 2000 at Grimes St. Joseph Health Center.

Services were 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nobles Funeral Chapel in Navasota with the Rev. Donald Gilmore officiating. Interment followed Evergreen Cemetery in Keith.

Mrs. Crenshaw was born March 25, 1932 in Henderson. she was a retail fabric store manager. She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church of Navasota.

She is survived by her husband, Mackree Sam “Mack” Crenshaw of Courtney; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Bruce and Sandra Elaine Crenshaw of Anderson, James and Donna Crenshaw of Madisonville and Clifford and Sharon Crenshaw of Bryan; daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie and Richard Crawford and Kathryn Kolbachinski, all of Navasota; brother and sister-in-law, James R. and Sissy Hutchins of Athens; sisters, Doris Conger of Kerens and Myrtle Gilliam of Corsicana; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Nobles Funeral Chapel of Navasota.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Jul 19, 2000
  • Evergreen Cemetery in Keith
  • w/o Mackree Sam “Mack” Crenshaw d/o Meredith Taylor Hutchins & Nellie (Weesner) Hutchins buried in Hamilton Cemetery, Corsicana, TX
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Ethel Nobie (Derden) Childress
Jan 27, 1888 - Aug 14, 1971


BLOOMING GROVE (Spl.)—Mrs. Ethel N. Childress, 83, a life-long resident of Navarro County, died Saturday at 5 a.m. in Mel-Haven Nursing Home after a long illness.

Mrs. Childress, who was born Jan. 27, 1888, in the Cryer Creek Community, had made her home in Emhouse for most of her life.

She was a member of the Blooming Grove United Methodist Church.

Her husband, Charlie Childress, preceded her in death in December, 1948. She is survived by two sons, Bud Childress of Blooming Grove and Bill Childress of Emhouse; two daughters, Mrs. Gracie Ward of Richardson and Mrs. Charlene Collie of Emhouse; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Jim Derden of Blooming Grove, Buck and Buddy Derden of Dallas, Jessie Derden of Bryan and Earl Derden of Houston; and two sisters, Mrs. Inez Goode of Irving and Mrs. Ruth Whitsitt of Houston.

Funeral services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Rev. Ronnie Chesser and the Rev. Paul Rone officiating. Burial will be in Bardwell Cemetery with McCormick Funeral Home in Blooming Grove directing.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Aug 15, 1971
  • Bardwell Cemetery, Bardwell, TX
  • w/o Charles Clay “Charlie” Childress; d/o Thomas Bruce “Tom” Derden & Allie Rowena (Wilson) Derden
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Charles Clay “Charlie” Childress
Oct 15, 1883 - Dec 1, 1948


Funeral services for Charlie Clay Childress, aged 60 years, retired farmer, who died at Blooming Grove early Wednesday, were held Thursday afternoon from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Bardwell cemetery. The graveside rites were conducted by the Rankin Masonic lodge. Masons were pallbearers.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Childress resided in Ellis county before moving to Blooming Grove 18 years ago. He was a native of Alabama.

Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; four sons, J. O., C. C., Jr., and T. C. Childress all of Blooming Grove, and J. B. Childress, Ennis; two daughters, Mrs. R. C. Ward, Dallas, and Mrs. T. R. Collier, Blooming Grove; nine grand-children; four brothers, Forney Childress, Electra; Burk Childress, Bowie; Rufus Childress, Olney, and Corb Childress, Vernon, and a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Key, Ennis, and other relatives.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Dec 2, 1948
  • Bardwell Cemetery, Bardwell, Texas
  • h/o Ethel Nobie (Derden) Childress; s/o James Sherfield Childress & Mikel Caldona (Armstrong) Childress
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Ruth (Garrett) Bradley
May 24, 1900 - Apr 14, 1969

Bradley Services

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Bradley, 68, Waxahachie, mother of Texas Highway Patrolman Bill Bradley of Co9rsicana, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Boze-Mitchell Funeral Chapel in Waxahachie with the Rev. H. M. Rice officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery.

A native of Ferris and resident of Waxahachie 45 years, she died Monday.

She is survived by her son; three brothers, Troy Garrett, San Diego, Calif., Murphy Garrett, Hennet, Calif., and Homer Garrett, Jacksonville, Fla., and a grandson.


Gilbert Eli Allison
Jun 17, 1899 - Apr 14, 1969

G. E. Allison
FAIRFIELD (Spl.)—Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church in Teague Wednesday at 10 a.m. for Gilbert E. Allison, 60, a longtime resident of Teague, who died in St. Joseph Hospital in Houston Tuesday.

The Rev. H. L. McKissack pastor of the Cedar Baptist Church, and the Rev. Bill Roe, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jewell Allison of Teague; two daughters, Mrs. Charlsie Brown of Marlin and Mrs. Clara Jenkins of Newport News, Va.; a son, Charles Ray Allison of Houston; six grandchildren; a brother, Don Allison of Teague; and five sisters, Mrs. Grace Craig and Mrs. Nancy Taylor of Teague, Mrs. Lena Martin of Houston, Mrs. Lucy Bell Rogers of Angleton, and Mrs. Mary Jo Shoemaker of Pasadena.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Apr 20, 1969
  • Greenwood Cemetery, Teague, TX
  • h/o Jewell Gertrude (West) Allison; s/o Thomas Jefferson Allison & Lucy Emeline (Pearcy) Allison
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William Henry Spurgeon
Jun 26, 1887 - Apr 11, 1969

W. H. Spurgeon

FAIRFIELD—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held for William Henry Spurgeon, 81, April 13, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Kirvin. The Rev. J. M. Gardner officiated.

Mr. Spurgeon was born June 26, 1887 in Rice and died April 11 in Fairfield.

Survivors include two sons, U. V. Spurgeon of Galena Park and E. L. Spurgeon of Kirvin; two daughters, Mrs. Opal Richardson of Kirvin and Mrs. Herman Harryman of Duncanville; one sister, Mrs. Rufas Prestidge at Talco; two brothers, J. R. Spurgeon of Rice and Ed Patterson of Ennis; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Apr 20, 1969
  • h/o Oma Belle (Sparks) Spurgeon; s/o Joseph Henry “Joe” Spurgeon & Katherine Mahalie “Kate” (Chandler) Spurgeon
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Charles Hyscal Greene, Sr.
Feb. 5, 1935 - Apr. 15, 1969
h/o Barbara Ann (Owen) Greene s/o Hyscal H. Greene and Edna Eunice (Coleman) Greene

Barbara Ann (Owen) Greene
Nov. 15, 1936 - Apr. 15, 1969
w/o Charles Hyscal Greene, Sr. d/o Robert Bryan Owen and Isbell Amanda (Baumgartner) Owen

Charlotte Greene
Dec. 27, 1961 - Apr. 15, 1969
d/o Charles Hyscal Greene, Sr. and Barbara Ann (Owen) Greene

Charles Hyscal Greene, Jr.
Feb 17, 1963 - Apr 14, 1969
s/o Charles Hyscal Greene, Sr. and Barbara Ann (Owen) Greene

these 4 were all killed in a plane crash—they have the same obituary—all buried in Adickes Addition; Oakwood Cemetery, Huntsville, Walker Co., TX

Greene Services

Joint funeral rites for the Charles H. Greene family of four of Huntsville who were killed in a plane crash Tuesday near Huntsville were held there Saturday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. Burial was in the Adickes Addition Cemetery.

Killed in the crash with two others were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Greene and their children, Charlotte, 7, and Charles Jr., 6.

Mrs. Greene was the former Barbara Owen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Owen of Corsicana.


Greene Services

Joint funeral rites will be held in Huntsville Saturday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church for Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Greene and their children, Charlotte 7, and Charles Jr., 6, who were victims of a plane crash Tuesday night which claimed two other lives. Burial will be in the Adickes Addition Cemetery in Huntsville.

Surviving Mrs. Greene are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Owen of Corsicana; a brother R. B. Owen, Jr., Dallas; and a sister, Mrs. T. L. Cain, Tyler.

Surviving Greene are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Greene, Huntsville.


Samuel M. “Sam” Woodard
Jun 1870 - Jan 22, 1927



Special to the Sun.
Blooming Grove, Texas, Jan. 24.—S. M. Woodard, age 59 years, banker and prominent business man of this city, died in St. Paul's sanitarium at Dallas Sunday evening at 6 o’clock. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial at Sulphur Springs, Texas, the body leaving Dallas at noon Monday.

Mr. Woodard is survived by his wife and one son, P. H. Woodard, of this city.

The deceased was one of the leading citizens of this community, always taking an active part in every movement for the advancement of the town. He was a steward in the Methodist church, a Mason and an Odd Fellow.

At the time of his death he was a director in the Citizens National Bank and was cashier of the Blooming Grove State bank four years prior to its consolidation in December with the Citizens National Bank. In addition to his banking connections he was an extensive property owner.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 24, 1927
  • 1st wife Sallie B. (George) Woodard 2nd Adeline “Addie” (McLemore) Woodard married Mar. 15, 1910; s/o J. W. Woodard & Mary E. (Hampton) Woodard father of Phillip Harlan Woodard buried in Fairview cemetery, Hubbard, Tx.
  • Sulphur Springs cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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