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Anna Belle (Baker) White
Nov 14, 1880 - Aug 30, 1955

Former Resident Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Bell Baker White, 73, former resident, who died in Beaumont Tuesday morning, will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. Lester Davenport, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

A native of Streetman, the family had resided in Beaumont about 40 years. Mrs. White was the widow of the late W. W. White, Magnolia Petroleum Company employe.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Caswell and Mrs. Turner Walker; a son, James W. White, all of Beaumont, and five grandchildren.

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William Willerson White
Sep 13, 1871 - Apr 7, 1955

Wm. W. White Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Wm. W. White, 83, former Corsicana resident, who died at Beaumont Friday will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. L. Davenport, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, and Rev. B. A. Bledsoe, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. S. Caswell and Mrs. Turney Walker, and a son, James W. White, all of Beaumont; a sister, Mrs. J. W. Sheppard and two brothers, Fred S. White and Frank M. White, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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William T. Damon
1888 - Dec 12, 1915

WILLIAM T. DAMON DEAD.

Highly Esteemed Young Man Passed Away in San Angelo

William T. Damon, aged 27 years, son of Capt. and Mrs. H. G. Damon, died in San Angelo Saturday night after many months of patient illness, and the remains arrived here at noon today and the funeral took place from the First Baptist church at 3 o'clock this afternoon, with Rev. B. W. Vining officiating, and Liston Tatum, Kenneth Bullock, Harry Blanding, Boyce Martin, Ben McKie, Lucius Halbert, Francis McKie and Halkert Halbert acting as pallbearers.

There were many beautiful flowers and a large concourse of friends of the family and of the deceased, followed the remains to their last resting plate.

The deceased was a young man of high moral character and splendid manhood and bid fair to make his mark in life, till ill health overtook him some months ago, and finally carried him to an untimely grave.

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James Albert Jackson, Sr.
May 24, 1878 - Jan 13, 1955

J. A. Jackson Of Powell Expires

J. A. Jackson, 76, long-time resident of the Powell community, died at his home on Highway 31 east of Powell early Thursday morning following a several weeks' illness.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Claude R. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Jackson had resided in the Powell community most of his life.

Surviving are his wife of Powell; two sons, Howard Jackson, Powell and J. A. Jackson, Jr., Houston; four daughters, Mrs. H. B. Williford and Mrs. W. T. Evans, both of Beaumont; Mrs. C. T. Tindell and Mrs. J. T. Gilmore, both of Dallas; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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David Walter Bryan
Sep 10, 1893 - Jan 25, 1955

David W. Bryan Expires Tuesday

David W. Bryan, 61, 304 Terrace Drive, Grapevine, died Tuesday night in the Methodist hospital in Dallas.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bob Hite of Grapevine.

Born at Cryer Creek, Bryan resided in Navarro County until he moved to Grapevine 18 years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Grapevine; two brothers, D. R. Bryan, Tyler and C. E. Bryan, Edinburg; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Middlebrook, Corsicana, and Mrs. Minnie Nash, Kilgore, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Neal Edward Class
Feb 11, 1901 - Jan 12, 1955

Rites Friday For Neal Class

Funeral services for Neal E. Class, 54, who died in Conway, Ark., Wednesday were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Native of Corsicana, Class had been connected with the Magnolia Pipe Line Company 34 years.

No other relatives survive.

The body arrived over the Rock Island Lines train Friday at 10:34 a.m.

Pallbearers were A. W. Frey, George Little, D. E. White, E. J. Anderson, J. E. Masslengill and C. H. Leinweber.

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Chester Dean Class, Jr.
Aug 31, 1916 - Jun 21, 1974

Dean Class

Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Oakwood Cemetery for Dean Class, resident of Dallas, who died Friday in Dallas.

Arrangements were with Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lamar and Smith Chapel in Dallas.

He was a member of the Tyler Street Methodist Church in Dallas.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Hazel Class of Dallas; and four cousins, including H. Maurice Pollock of Corsicana.

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Thomas Trimble "Tommie" (Pollock) Poarch-Warren
Apr 4, 1876 - Mar 9, 1970

Warren Rites

Graveside rites for Mrs. Tommie Warren who died in Dallas were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery with Griffin Funeral Home conducting.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. C. D. Class; and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., May 10, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband J. M. Poarch married Aug 13, 1891 2nd husband unknown Warren; d/o James Robert �Bob� Pollock & Martha E. (Young) Pollock

Dalton Huddleston
Sep 21, 1916 - Jul 18, 2012

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Corley Funeral Home - submitted by Diane Richards

A private family service was held.

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Mary Susanna (Wylie) Bryant
Feb 28, 1903 - Nov 18, 1955

Mrs. Roy Bryant Services Sunday

Funeral rites for Mrs. Roy B. Bryant, 62, fatally burned in a home fire, were held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church, and Rev. Richie.

Mrs. Bryant died early Friday in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic of burns suffered at the family residence on the Coffield and Guthrie Lease three miles southeast of Corsicana Thursday morning when her dress was ignited from a gas stove. She extinguished the flames but was critically burned. She was discovered by her husband when he came home for lunch several hours after the mishap.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Marie Dunkirk, Payne, Ill., and a grandchild.

Pallbearers were Virgil Jackson, Joe Gurthrie, Bert Guthrie, Clyde Tullos, Beechie Dillard and Richard Cummings.

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Roy Birdette Bryant
May 28, 1890 - Oct 29, 1969

Bryant Services

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Roy B. Bryant, 79, manager of the Navarro Annex who died early Wednesday in Twilight Home. The Rev. Kenneth Haley will officiate, assisted by Rev. Joe Smith. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He was a veteran of World War I and a member of First Christian Church.

He is survived by one brother, Walter H. Bryant of Denison; one step-daughter, Mrs. Marie Valente of Florissant, Mo.; and one niece, Mrs. James T. Smith of Athens.

Pallbearers will be Albert Fullerton, W. H. Steely, Paul Robinson, Travis Knight and W. A. Chaffee.

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Isabelle (Frost) Barlow-Rawles
Apr 26, 1883 - Feb 12, 1955

Former Resident Rites On Sunday

Graveside rites were held at Oakwood cemetery Sunday at 4:30 p.m. for Mrs. Isabelle Frost Rawles, former Corsicana resident, who died at Tyler Saturday. Earlier services were held at Tyler Sunday at 2 p.m.

The rites here were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, minister of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Surviving are her husband, W. M. Rawles, Tyler; one daughter, Mrs. J. Afton Burke, a grandson, Jack Burke, and two great-grandchildren, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. George Breutzer, LaPorte, Ind.; two brothers, Tom Frost, Detroit, Mich., and Robert Frost, Sullivan, Mo., and other relatives.

Griffin Funeral Home directed local arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb 14, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Born Aberdeen, Scotland 1st husband unknown Barlow 2nd husband Wesley Mock Rawles married Oct. 4, 1930 Wood, Tx. (daughter is Mary Isabel (Barlow) Burke)

Wesley Mock Rawles
Jan 18, 1886 - Mar 8, 1964

Hold Services W. M. Rawles

Funeral services for W. M. Rawles, 78, were conducted in Tyler and Corsicana Tuesday.

Rev. William F. Summers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Tyler, conducted last rites at the Burks-Walker-Tippit funeral chapel in Tyler at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Rawles was a member of Summers' church.

At 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. N. H. Kupferle, Jr. of First Methodist Church, Corsicana, conducted graveside rites at the Oakwood cemetery Corsicana.

A retired divisional engineer for the Humble Oil and Refining Company, Rawles died Sunday in Tyler hospital. He came to Corsicana with Humble in 1923 and moved to Tyler when the company moved its head-quarters there.

He was a native of California and an active Mason.

Survivors are a step-daughter, Mrs. J. Afton Burke, Corsicana; two brothers, Max Rawles, Boonesville, Calif., and Austin N. Rawles, Ukelah, Calif.; a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Griffin Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

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Fred Milbern Rawlinson
Jul 9, 1898 - Feb 12, 1955

Fred Rawlinson Services Monday

Fred Rawlinson, 56, owner of the Clinic Garage, died of a heart attack at his home Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by George Bailey, Abilene Church of Christ minister, and Earl Craig, minister of the West Side Church of Christ.

Rawlinson was reared at Powell, but had spent most of his life in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Wm. R. Hay and Mrs. John Montfort, and four grandchildren, all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Willie Cook, Corsicana; Mrs. J. M. Crowley, Pampa and Mrs. J. O. Sheppard, Seminole, Texas; two brothers, Aubrey Rawlinson, Fort Worth and Doyle Rawlinson, Terrell and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. T. Harwell, Robert Douglas, Will Sharpley, J. D. Dowd, Lester White, Walter Beaton, O. D. Montgomery and C. H. Williams.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb. 14, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Irva (Killingsworth) Rawlinson; s/o George T. Rawlinson & Ida Mahaley (Smith) Rawlinson buried Kerens cemetery, Kerens, Tx.

Irva (Killingsworth) Rawlinson
Feb 26, 1899 - Sep 4, 1972

Mrs. Rawlinson

Services were at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Irva Rawlinson, 73, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Cato Shearer, Church of Christ, officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, three grandchildren, a sister, and a brother.

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Effie L. (Fromm) Elliott
Feb 3, 1898 - Mar 16, 1955

Mrs. Elliott Of Dallas Expires

Mrs. Albert J. Elliott, 6219 Prospect, Dallas, died in the Gaston Avenue Hospital in Dallas Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Sparkman-Brand Funeral Chapel in Dallas, and graveside services will be held at Oakwood here Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Surviving are her husband of Dallas, formerly of Corsicana; a daughter, Miss Mary Ann Elliott, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle F. Walker, Corpus Chrisit, and other relatives.

McCammon directs.

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Albert John Elliott
Aug 21, 1880 - Mar 28, 1962

A. J. Elliott Dies Wednesday; Services Friday

Albert J. Elliott, former Corsicanan and brother of Arthur G. Elliott, died late Wednesday in a Dallas hospital of a heart condition after a short illness.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from Sparkman Funeral Chapel in Dallas with Dr. Arthur G. Boand, pastor of Highland Park Presbyterian church of which he was a member, officiating.

The body will be brought overland to Corsicana for graveside rites in Oakwood cemetery after 2 p.m. with Dr. Matthew Arnold of Cleburne, formerly pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church, officiating. McCammon will direct final rites.

A native of New Orleans, he moved to Corsicana at an early age and started his business career in banking here. For 11 years he was associated with the Jesse Jones Interests of Houston before moving in 1919 to Dallas. On his move to Dallas he became business manager for the Magnolia Building, then under construction. He was later secretary-treasurer of the Magnolia Building and Loan Association, and still later became the general cashier of Magnolia Petroleum company and Magnolia Pipe Line Company.

In 1959, he was elected president of the Magnolia-Mobil �X� Club, a former employes club. He had been retired several years.

He was a charter member of the A. C. Garrett Masonic Lodge of Dallas, a 32nd degree Mason, and a member of Arabia Temple of Houston. He was active in Masonic and Shrine Club activities for 47 years.

His survivors, besides his brother here, are another brother, Walter E. Elliott of Dallas; two daughters, Miss Mary Ann Elliott of Dallas and Mrs. Eleanor Borchgrebink of Glendale, Calif.; three granddaughters and a number of nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Walter Lewis and W. N. (Bill) Elliott of Corsicana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 29, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Rutha (Whitaker) Elliott 2nd wife Effie L. (Fromm) Elliott married Feb. 19, 1921 s/o Rufus Octave Elliott and Louisa Theodora (Gause) Elliott

Earl Bush, Sr.
Jul 13, 1896 - Nov 30, 1955

Earl Bush Dies Early Wednesday

Earl Bush, 59, retired postal city carrier, died at his home, 2109 North Beaton street early Wednesday following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Navarro county, Bush was connected with the post office here for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mae Bush; a son, Earl Bush, Jr., both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Gwenn Sutton, Irving, and Mrs. Durwood Burleson, Corsicana; seven sisters, Mrs. W. L. Wilkerson, Mrs. George Rawson, Miss Lennie Bush, Mrs. C. B. Hill, Mrs. W. T. Hill, Mrs. Lloyd Knotts and Mrs. Sam Ingham, all of Corsicana; two brothers, R. E. Bush and H. B. Bush, both of Corsicana; several grandchildren and other relatives.

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Gary DeWayne Parsons
B&D Nov 20, 1955

Parsons Infant Dies Wednesday

Gary DeWayne Parson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parsons, 308 East Second avenue, died early Wednesday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Graveside rites will be held at Oakwood cemetery Wednesday at 4 p.m. conducted by Rev. J. W. McKinney, pastor of the First Christian church.

Surviving are the parents, a twin brother, William Allen Parsons, and another brother, Jimmy Lynn Parsons, all of Corsicana; grandparents, C. W. Parsons, Corsicana; Mrs. Maudie Lee Parsons, Mesquite; D. R. Thompson, Wichita Falls; great-grandmothers, Mrs. Bud Stamper, Myrtle Springs, and Mrs. Cordelia Tackett, Corsicana; a great-great-grandmother, Mrs. Jane Parker, Trinity; an aunt, Mrs. E. L. Tackett, Corsicana, and an uncle, Woodrow Lee, Gilmer and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Terry Gene Aven
B&D Jul 8, 1955

Terry Gene Aven, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Aven of Powell, died Friday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 4:30 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Walter Hughes, pastor of the Powell Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Karon Aven, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Aven all of Powell, and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Sheets, Dallas.

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Mary Sue Bewley
Oct 31, 1955 - Nov 8, 1955

Bewley Infant Rites Wednesday

Mary Sue Bewley, nine-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bewley, 738 North Commerce St., died at Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Olivia Bewley; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Gonzales and an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Joles, all of Corsicana.

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Roy Walter Scott
Jun 27, 1895 - Jan 6, 1955

R. W. Scott Rites Set For Oakwood Tuesday Morning

Funeral services for Robert Walter Scott, 60, of Houston, who died of a heart attack on a Southern Pacific Lines passenger train Thursday, will be held at Oakwood cemetery, here Tuesday at 10 a.m.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Scott, a news butch of the Interstate News service, was stricken near Wortham and Dr. W. R. Sneed pronounced him dead of a heart attack when the train arrived in Corsicana Thursday at 5:15 a.m.

No known relatives survive.

McCammon is directing.

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Ora Isabelle (Haslam) Melton
Aug 3, 1886 - Aug 1, 1955

Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Melton

Mrs. Isabelle Melton, native of Corsicana, died in Austin Monday night.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church here.

Mrs. Melton was a long-time resident of Corsicana, but had made her home in Austin for the past several years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Shultz, Austin; a grandson, Joe Petrus, Austin; father G. F. Haslam, Los Angeles, formerly of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Frankie Harwell and Mrs. Lee Pierers, both of Los Angeles, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug 2, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Oscar Hugh Melton married Jan 12, 1908; d/o George Frank Haslam & Sarah Jane �Sallie� (Hurlock) Haslam

Robert Taylor English
Jan 23, 1887 - Jan 5, 1955

Robert T. English Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Robert T. (Bob) English, 66, who died of a heart attack Monday, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church and Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

A native of Tennessee, English had resided in Corsicana since 1924.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Pete Moore and Mrs. John Lambert, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. E. C. Sumberg, Dallas; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ona Craddock, Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. W. L. Buterbaugh, Watertown, Tenn.; a brother, George English, Liberty, Tenn., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Holman Olson, Aver Jackson, Harold Borg, Guy R. Love, J. D. Dowd, F. C. Dominy, Dave Borden and Joe H. Farmer.

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William Buford "Bill" Cagle
Jun 10, 1925 - May 21, 2021
 
William "Bill" Buford Cagle, age 95, of Corsicana, TX passed away May 21, 2021. He was born on June 10, 1925 to Harvey and Viola Cagle in Mertens, TX.
He had many jobs as a teenager that he worked with his dad. Some of them were picking cotton, cutting firewood and working on cars. At the age of 18, he was drafted into the Army. He served 3 years as Staff Sergeant in the 9th Division Infantry during World War II. On his return to the US, he married and had two daughters. His career choice was a machinist. He loved creating things for people and companies that would make their life easier. His job carried him to various cities in Texas. If you ever had a chance to speak with Bill, he would let you know of his love for God, his Country, and his family.
Bill is proceeded in death by his parents; his wife, Amelia Cagle; his sisters, Mildred Reid and Bernadine Cagle; his daughter, Teresa Jenkins; and his granddaughter, Christy Boyd. He is survived by his daughter Leasa Armstrong and husband, Gary; his sister Oueida Franks; his sister Carolyn Bland and her husband, Winston; his grandchildren: Jason and Regina Farish, April and Aubrey Taylor, and Kaley and Tank Plunkett; his great-grandchildren: Courtney and Charles Gonzalez, Dr. Colby and Cheyenne Cottongame, Hannah and William Corbett, Caleb Taylor, Nicholas Taylor, Rylan Plunkett, and Ellie Plunkett; and his great-great-grandchildren: Lana Gonzalez, C.J. Gonzalez, and Hallie Corbett; as well as, numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation is scheduled for May 25, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana, TX. Graveside services will be held May 26, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, TX with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.
Pallbearers will be Jason Farish, Mike Parrish, Tank Plunkett, Aubrey Taylor, Caleb Taylor, and Nicholas Taylor.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

Notes:

  • h/o Wanda (Parrish) Cagle-Walker (Wanda is buried in Dawson cemetery, Dawson, Tx.) and Amelia Cagle; s/o William Harvey Cagle & Viola Elizabeth (Barnes) Cagle
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 24, 2021
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • US ARMY WWII

Brenda Sue (White) Cates
Jan 14, 1954 - Mar 25, 2021
 
Brenda Sue Cates, age 67 passed away with her family by her side on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana, Texas. She was born January 14, 1954 in Mineral Wells, Texas to Wayne and Patty (Howard) White. She was a 1973 graduate of Mildred High School. She lived and raised her family in Navarro County.
Brenda is survived by her husband of 25 years, Roy Lee Cates; her two daughters, Robin Barber and husband Keith and Patty Vick all of Corsicana. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Patty Howard White and her son Eric Lynn Vick.
Brenda loved the Lord and her family with everything she had. She loved painting, arts, crafts and making little cards and presents for her family and friends. She loved her flower garden at home and watching old westerns and other tv shows with Roy. She was a provider for her family in all the ways that a mom and wife should be.
Brenda Sue Cates will be sorely missed on this earth by all who knew her, but her celebration and reunion in Heaven is what eases our hearts in this time of loss.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 9:00am - 2:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Funeral Service will be held at 3:00pm Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Providence Cemetery.
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Bobbie Faye (Smith) Rios
Dec 20, 1948 - Mar 18, 2021

Bobbie Faye Rios, 72, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021 at her home in Frost, Texas surrounded by her family. She was born Monday, December 20, 1948 in Greenville, Texas to Herbert Green Smith and Lula Mae Bybee.

Bobbie was a loving mother, sister, aunt, and friend to everyone she met. In her earlier life she worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant taking care of those that could not take care of themselves. The love of her life were her children, but when her granddaughter, Jaeda, was born she became the love of her grandmother's life. She loved spending time with her family and friends. There were many people that she was not related to by blood or marriage, but to her they were her family.

Bobbie is preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Anthony Leonte; son, Jason Provost, and niece-in-law, Amy McCullogh.

Bobbie is survived by her daughter, Diana Terriah; son, Benjamin Terriah; granddaughter, Jaeda Parra; sisters, Patricia Morales and Marion Church; nephews, Marvin Helton, Tom Murphy, Joseph Murphy, and Jonathan Murphy; nieces, Mary Murphy and Cynthia Helton; niece-in-law, Tonette Helton, and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 6-8pm at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana, Texas.

Funeral services will be at 1pm on Monday, March 22, 2021 at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana, Texas and interment will follow at Frost Cemetery. There will be refreshments following the burial at the family home in Frost, Texas for those that wish to visit and share memories of Bobbie.

Pallbearers are: Marvin Helton, Mary Murphy, Tom Murphy, Joseph Murphy, Jonathan Murphy and great-nephew, Blake Rice. Honorary pallbearer is: Benjamin Terriah.
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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  • d/o Herbert Green Smith & Lula Mae (Bybee) Smith

Betty Ann (Dixon) Johnston
May 15, 1940 - Mar 31, 2021

Betty was born on May 15, 1940 to Johnnie Mitchell Dixon and Golden Evelyn Richardson Dixon in Corsicana, Texas. Betty passed away on March 31, 2021 in Irving, Texas.

Betty married Charles Harold Johnston, Sr in Julesburg, Colorado on July 29, 1958. They resided in the Dallas area until moving back to Corsicana in 1989.

Betty and Charles had two children, Charles Harold Johnston, Jr and LaTanya Leigh Johnston Nance.

Betty loved her children beyond measure and words and would tell anyone that would listen just how proud she was of them.

She loved traveling and was especially fond of visiting Branson, Missouri, to see Mickey Gilley.

She lived the last 5 1/2 years at the Remington at Valley Ranch in Irving. She loved living there, playing games, working puzzles and making friends. Many, many friends who will miss her.

Betty is preceded in death by her husband and is survived by her children and their spouses, Liz and Adam, whom she also loved very much and was extremely proud of. She is also survived by her brother, Johnny Dixon and his wife Janice and their children, all of Frisco. A sister-in-law, that was more like a sister, Dean Mayer of Corsicana, and other extended family members.

Betty will be buried at the Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse, Texas on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 11:00am. Family and friends are invited to attend the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes that you make a donation to your local animal shelter or the American Heart Association.

We love you beyond measure and words Mom.

Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
 

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Charles Harold Johnston, Sr.
Oct 8, 1937 - Dec 20, 2020

Charles Harold Johnston, Sr., 83, passed away on December 20, 2020, in Lewisville,
Texas, due to complications from COVID-19. Burial will be at Pattison Cemetery.

Charles was born on October 8, 1937, in Powell, Texas, to the late Jesse Lincoln Johnston and Clara Anna (Walthall) Johnston, the 7th child born, having five older sisters and one brother.

Charles married Betty Ann Dixon in Julesburg, Colorado, on July 29, 1958. They had two children, Charles Harold Johnston Jr. and LaTanya (Johnston) Nance.

Charles lived most of his adult life in Dallas and worked for Frozen Foods, Dresser Industries, and retired from Solar Turbines, a division of Caterpillar. Moving later to Corsicana, Texas, to enjoy his retirement.

Besides his family, Charles loved fishing and being outside and sharing the love of fishing with his children.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; his children, Liz and Adam; brother, Dean Mayer, of Corsicana; other relatives and many friends.

Patricia Darlene (Jones) Sparks
Feb 11, 1959 - Apr 3, 2021

Patricia Darlene Jones Sparks, 62, of Navarro passed from this life on Saturday, April 3, 2021 in Waco, Texas at Providence Hospital. She was born in Shreveport, LA on February 11, 1959 to James Jones and Clarine Moore Jones. She worked as a manager in retail for a number of years but had enjoyed the last several years as a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents, daughter Christy Jean and son Jason Villiva. Patricia is survived by her husband Elbert Sparks. Sons:
James Trey Minefee and Treston Wayne Minefee. Grandchildren: Oaklynn Minefee, Athen Blades, Ty Jean and Destiny Jean. Brother James Jones and Delores St. Claire. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Visitation will be Friday from 10am - 12noon at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be Friday, April 9, 2021 at 1:00pm at Rice Cemetery.

Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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  • w/o Elbert Sparks; d/o James Jones & Clarine (Moore) Jones

Ashley Elizabeth Benton
Oct 7, 1999 - May 17, 2021

Ashley Elizabeth Benton, 21 passed away at her residence Monday, May 17, 2021. She was born October 7, 1999 in Dallas, Texas to David Ray Benton and Angela Kay Hawthorne Benton.

Ashley was always full of life. There was never a time when she wasn't smiling. She was the life of the party wherever she went. She loved pizza, cake, and Reese's Cups. She loved haircuts (even when it wasn't hers). She was a blessing to everyone that knew her. There are 21 years of memories to be cherished forever. We will always remember her laugh and the way she brightened up every room. One of the greatest things about Ashely was, anyone could be having a horrible day but the moment they seen Ashley smile or spent five minutes with her she'd turn their day around. She enjoyed music and loved Disney princess movies.

She is preceded in death by her brother Zachary Ray Benton.

She is survived by Mom Angela Benton and Step-dad Chris Parham, Dad David Benton and Step-mom Laura Jones. Sisters Hailey Jo and Emiley, Brothers Justace and Joey. Grandparents, Kathy Benton and Curtis Tatum, Donnie Benton and Darla Turner, Mike and Karen Whatley. Aunts and Uncles, Roger and Tina Benton, LacyJo Whatley, Deidre Whatley, James Michael Whatley. Also, numerous family and friends.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 20th from 6-8pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 2:00pm Friday, May 21, 2021 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Brian Upchurch officiating. Burial will follow at New Pursley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dalton Steele, Montana Steele, Chris Parham, Brad Smith, Luke Dotson, Justace Starkey.

Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • d/o David Ray Benton & Angela Kay (Hawthorne) Benton

Dorothy Imogene (Standard) Moore
Jun 15, 1929 - May 16, 2021

Dorothy Imogene (Standard) Moore went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 16, 2021. She was born on June 15, 1929 to Sidney and Nannie Mae Goss Standard.
Imogene was a member of Wesley Methodist Church. She loved her church family and was there every time the doors were open until her health failed. For 30 years she worked at R.E. Hable Construction Company as accounts receivable supervisor.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Doyle Moore; her parents; brothers, Drennon, Olan and Aubrey Standard; sisters, Nina Blue, Laverne Gilliam, Iris Cate and Ruby Peacock and son-in-law Dean Fuller. She is survived by daughters, Debbie Fuller and Cheryl Ivie and husband Ray. Grandchildren, Chris and Shina Fuller, Kevin and Melissa Fuller, Jeremy Ivie and fianc� Allison and Colby Ivie; great grandchildren, Sean and Emma Fuller, Wade and Madilynn Ivie, Michael Elliott and Will Rogers and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 21, 2021 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Amy Louise Meredith
Mar. 22, 1941 - Apr. 22, 2021

Amy L. Meredith, 80, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 at her residence. Per family request, Amy will be cremated and services will be scheduled at a later date. Cremation under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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David Chapman
May 2, 1954 - Apr 21, 2021

David Chapman, 66, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Kindred Hospital of Dallas. To honor David's life, his family has planned a memorial service on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Calvary Worship Center with Rev. Gary Johnson officiating. Please visit www.corleyfuneralhome.com for David's complete life story.

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David Chapman passed away April 21, 2021, at the age of 66.
David was born May 2, 1954 in Corsicana to Lometa and Floyd Chapman. His father was a welder. Growing up in Richland with his brothers Stanley, Bobby Jo, and Johnny, they spent a lot of time hunting and fishing. His father taught him to weld and how to work the farm. After attending school in Wortham, David spent two years at Navarro College before going to the Police Academy in Houston.
It was shortly after becoming a police officer that David met his wife Lynda. He got bit by a dog one night while on duty, and went to the ER to get a tetanus shot. Lynda was a nurse in the emergency room. They were married for 39 years and were blessed with four children: Lara, Brian, Johnny, and Rebecca. His children and grandchildren meant the world to him and he made sure to let them know how proud he was of each of them. David loved his grandchildren and wanted to share his passions with them, teaching them to shoot, fish, and waterski. As a result of all the safety instructions and lessons he gave to his children, they liked to call him �Mr. Safety.� He loved serving his family.
David was with the Houston Police Department for 38 years. For the last seventeen years of his career, he was sergeant of the Burglary Apprehension Team (the BAT), which he enjoyed very much. He was proud of the accomplishments of this group of men. When he wasn't working, David did a lot of traveling. He took motorcycle trips, cruises, and trips to Europe and Canada. He was also passionate about his hunting and fishing. He lived life to the fullest and was loved by so many.
David was an active member of Calvary Worship Center, which was his second family. He loved this body of believers. He lived out his faith in God in his approach to life. The most important thing to David was sharing the love of God with everyone he met. He felt that he could do this by serving others, both in his career and in his retirement. He loved to host guests and would do anything for people.
David leaves behind his daughter Lara Chalmers and her children McKenna and Cade; his daughter and son-in-law Rebecca and Luke Lewis and their children Logan and Carter; his son and daughter-in-law Brian and Toni Chapman and their son Layne; his brother Bobby Jo Chapman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
To honor David's life, his family has planned a memorial service on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 2 PM at Calvary Worship Center.
Arrangements especially for the Chapman Family by Corley Funeral Home.
Corley Funeral Home.

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Margaret Mae (McQuary) McClure
May 31, 1941 - May 15, 2021

Margaret Mae McQuary McClure was born on May 31, 1941 to William Harlan and Letha Mae Braddock McQuary in Kerens, Tx. She passed away early Saturday morning, at her home with her family by her side on May 15, 2021.
Margaret was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years Johnny C. McClure, both of her parents, brother Steve McQuary and son-in-law Ken Hayes.
She will be missed and remembered by her children Joyce Hayes, Curtis and wife Millie McClure, Gloria Kent and husband Dan, Wayne and wife Jada McClure. Margaret has 11 grandchildren, Josh, Kristi, Jenni, Katie, Heather, George, Carrie, Mataw, Linsey, Taylor, and Casey. She has 23 great grandchildren. Also survived by her 2 sisters, Dolly Colvin and husband Jerald and Vi Lancaster are husband Ricky.
Margaret attended Kerens High school and later received her Associates degree in education. She retired after 30 plus years with Community Services, where she spent countless hours teaching children in both the centers and homes. She later became their Health Coordinator for both Navarro and Ellis counties, making sure that all children received Health and Dental care. Her passion was for under privilege and special needs children...from speech therapy to mobility and agility issues all children received the very best care that she could get them. Margaret attended First United Methodist church in Kerens and loved helping with their Bible school programs. She enjoyed fishing and playing dominoes.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Josh Jamison, Mataw Kent, Todd Teetz, Chase Martinez, Kyler Dalrymple, nephew Gary Berry and honorary pallbearer George McClure.
Visitation will be at Paschal funeral home in Kerens Monday night, May 17th from 6-8 p.m.
Services will be held at First United Methodist church in Kerens on Tuesday the 18th at 10 a.m. with the reverend Gene Ratliff officiating.
Interment will follow immediately at Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazzette.

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Lena Margurite (Beard) Davis
Sep 11, 1939 - Apr 22, 2021

Lena Margurite Davis of Corsicana passed from this life on Thursday evening April 22, 2021 at the age of 81. She was born in Jacksonville, Arkansas to Hubert Beard and Bertha Kaiser Beard. Lena worked for 25 years at the Twilight Home as a supervisor in food services. Over the years she attended several churches in Corsicana and most recently attended Calvary Worship Center.
Lena is preceded in death by her parents, husband Gerald Davis Sr., daughters Brenda Kowalski and Sandra Kaiser and grandchildren Melanie Kaiser and Marshall Miranda. She is survived by children Jerry Davis and Sharon Croger. Grandchildren; Parker Kowalski, Candice Kowalski, John Kaiser, John Croger, Miranda Medina, Shalin Mosley-Shera, Haden Davis, Amanda Davis, Jeremy Davis and Jordyn Medina. Great grandchildren; David Kaiser, Jessica Kaiser, Jacob Perry, Eli Davis, Kenadi Davis, Lydia Davis, Alexandria Medina, Jaden Jones, Trenton Jones, JR Thomas and Zoey Seagroves. Sisters; Inez Quattlebaum, Mary Ann Robinson and Carroll, Wanda Yarberry, Linda Dillon and Larry Garner. Brother Bill Beard and Shelly and a number of extended family members.
Visitation will be Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Pastor Jason White officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

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Gene Butler
May 21, 1935 - Apr 28, 2021

Gene Butler passed away April 28, 2021, at the age of 85.
Gene was born May 21, 1935 in Corsicana to Edward Alexander and Christine (Gay) Butler. Growing up with his brother Earl, Gene's father Edward was a machinist at Oil City Iron Works, while his mother Christine was a seamstress. As a teen, Gene worked at Strube Ranch with his cousins and uncle and spent Saturdays going to the movies with his Aunt May. After graduating from Corsicana High School in 1954, he enlisted in the Navy and proudly served our country until 1958. During that time, he was an IC-Man, operating the Gyro Compass on a destroyer. That equipment was later replaced by GPS. When he ended his enlistment, Gene went on to attend Navarro College from 1958-1960.

Gene met his wife Ellander Libal while dragging Beaton Street with a mutual friend, Bill Brazell. As soon as he saw Ellander, Gene told his friend, "I'm going to marry that girl!" They were married on November 5, 1960, and were blessed with three children: Timothy Wes, Dawn Diane, and Daniel Wade. Gene worked hard to provide for his family, as he wanted to make sure his kids had what he didn't have growing up.
Gene was a master electrician and was the owner/operator of Butler Electric. He was the electrical engineer over construction of the JC Penny world headquarters. He also worked in Pro sales in the electrical department at Home Depot in Waxahachie. As hard as he worked providing for his family, Gene also took time to relax with them. He enjoyed cruises, especially their 50th anniversary cruise to Alaska. They also enjoyed going to the Grand Tetons and many trips to Arizona to visit family. In his free time, he loved spending time with his grandkids. He owned Butler Angus Farm and enjoyed raising cattle and other livestock. He was also proud of his German Shepherds.

A strong-willed, hard-working veteran, Gene took care of his family. He was a Mason and a member of First Baptist Church. He loved his animals and was a member of the National Angus Association. A story teller, Gene often asked, "Have I ever told you about the time?" He loved sweets, especially ice cream and cookies.

Gene leaves behind his wife Ellander Butler, his children Timothy Wes Butler, Dawn Diane Bridwell, and Daniel Wade Butler; his grandchildren Alex and Stuart Biltz, Taylor Butler Johnson, Sam Butler, and Luke and Claire Keene; and his great grandson Henry Biltz.

Gene's family has planned a visitation for Friday, May 7 from 6-8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home. His funeral service will be in the Magnolia Chapel at Corley Funeral Home on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 11 a.m., followed by interment at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements especially for the Butler family by Corley Funeral Home.

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Clidie Jo (Brown) Turner
Apr 18, 1936 - May 5, 2021

Clidie Jo Turner, formerly of Corsicana, passed from this life on Wednesday evening, May 5, 2021 in Bryan, Texas at the age of 85. She was born April 18, 1936 in Ralls, Texas to Charlie Clyde and Lela Jo Collins Brown. She married Dewain Turner August 21, 1955 in Odessa, Texas. She was a teacher for Corsicana Independent School District for 30 years, retiring in July 2002.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Dewain Turner; father, Charlie Clyde Brown; mother, Lela Jo Collins Brown; son in law, Rex Broaddus.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, daughters Lela Mary Weber, Sarah Jane Broaddus. Grandchildren, Derek Broaddus, Blake Broaddus and wife Dasha, Matthew Weber, Catherine Weber-Bluege and husband Rev. Joseph Bluege. Great grandchildren, Paul and Rebecca Mary Bluege.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Providence Cemetery with Rev. Joseph Bluege officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mary Ann (Kenyon) Ivie
Dec 10, 1925 - May 7, 2021
 
Mary Ann Ivie, 95, of Corsicana passed from tis life early Friday morning, May 7, 2021 with her children by her side. She was born in Morgantown, WV on December 10, 1925 to Herbert Kenyon and Sarah Stewart Kenyon.
She worked for Adams Hats for 25 years. During her younger days she was an avid bowler. Family was important to Mary and hers was the light of her world.
She is preceded in death by her husband Warren Curtis Ivie Sr, daughter Suzy Ainsworth, son-in-law Charles Fincher and ten siblings. Mary is survived by her children Warren Ivie and wife Kay and Dixie Fincher. Grandchildren; Charles and Karen Fincher, Teddy and Becky Fincher, Michael and Doreen Ainsworth, Renee and Marshall Rawlings and Brandon and Tisha Ivie. Numerous great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Visitation with the family will be Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. A family graveside service will be held at Resthaven Memorial Park on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 11 a.m.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Rodney Lynn Isom
Sep 8, 1980 - Apr 4, 2021
 
Rodney Lynn Isom, 40 of Corsicana passed away April 4, 2021 in Corsicana. He was born September 8, 1980 in Lewisville, Texas to Kerry Wayland Isom and Rita Kay Newland.
He is survived by his parents, Kerry and Rita Isom; sister, Laurie Brazier and husband Jimmy; brothers, Kerry Dean Isom and wife Gale, Christopher Isom and Ed Isom and wife Janis. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be Saturday April 10, 2021 from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Funeral Service will be 3;00pm Sunday April 11, 2021 at Black Hills Cemetery with Danny Miles officiating.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Isom, Jimmy Brazier Jr., Brandon Brazier, Matthew Brazier, Cody Isom and Billy Humphries Jr.
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o Kerry Wayland Isom & Rita Kay (Newland) Isom

Kaywin Joan (Baldwin) LaNoue
Nov 21, 1934 - Apr 1, 2021
 
On Thursday, April 1, 2021, Kaywin Joan Baldwin LaNoue, was received into the arms of her loving Savior. She was 86.

Kaywin was born on November 21, 1934 in East St. Louis, IL. As a child, she demonstrated a prodigious talent for dance, resulting in two dance schools and membership in the Chicago National Dance Masters. She attended Stephen F. Austin State University where she married the love of her life, John LaNoue, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1956.
Committed to Christian ministry, she and her husband attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where she received a master's degree in religious education in 1959, and later a Ph.D. in education in 1987.

Kaywin taught in public schools for most of her career before becoming a Christian school administrator and a children's minister. She was a volunteer with Texas Baptist Men's Disaster Relief program and accompanied her husband on missions worldwide.

Kaywin was passionate about her faith in Christ and her prayer life was legendary. She bequeathed a lifelong love of books and learning to her students and family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, John LaNoue, Sr. of Frost, TX; her son, John LaNoue, Jr. and his wife Deirdre of Irving, TX; her daughter, Lydia LaNoue Slinkard and her husband Todd of Atlanta, GA.; her grandchildren, Rebecca and Laura Slinkard of Altanta, GA.; her niece, Dee Holcomb of Tyler, TX; and her nephews Mitch Baldwin and Chuckie Baldwin of Tyler, TX.

Visitation with the family will be Tuesday evening from 5 - 7pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be held at First Baptist Church, Corsicana, TX on Wednesday, April 7 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Amigos Internacionales (amigosii.org) for the construction of a church in Uganda.

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Dorothy Louise (Dill) Toms
Feb 27, 1935 - May 26, 2021
 
DOROTHY's OBITUARY
Dorothy Louise Toms (Dill), age 86, was carried by the angels to her Lord and Savior on May 26, 2021. She was born February 27, 1935 to George H. and Odessa Dill.

She was raised in the Blooming Grove/Cryer Creek area along with her seven brothers and sisters. In her teen years she began her working career at the Dairy Queen in Corsicana where she met her husband of 26 years, Eddie Toms. Eddie was a taxi cab driver at that time. After Dorothy and Eddie married, Dorothy went to work at the Adams Hat Factory. She worked there for several years until her children were born. She then became a stay at home wife and mother until her children became school age. Dorothy then began her career in the Corsicana Independent School District food service. She was employed by the CISD for 29 years. Many of those years as Cafeteria Manager at Drane Middle School, where she spent her entire 29 years never working at any other school in the district. Yes, she was a �lunch lady� and was proud of it! Not only did she have a day job, she and Eddie had newspaper routes for The Dallas Morning News and The Dallas Times Herald. The two of them, with their children in tow, and any other of the kids friends or relatives who would be spending the night or weekend, would go out in the wee hours of the morning and roll papers, then they would deliver each one to homes and businesses all over the Corsicana area. It didn't seem like it at the time, but it is now one of our most cherished memories, with all us rolling around in the back of the old station wagon that Dorothy used as a delivery vehicle.

Dorothy was also a member of Trinity Assembly of God (formerly known as Northside Assembly of God) for 50 plus years. She was a very dependable, dedicated and faithful member. She never missed a service or church function until her body started to fail her and she was unable to attend as often as she wanted. She never gave her Pastor, Rev. David Williams or his wife, Sis Mary any grief but was always extending a helping hand. She became very good friends with Sis Mary, and they remained close and loving friends until the day Dorothy died. She considered Sis Mary to be her best and most cherished friend. Dorothy also taught Sunday school for many years and was active with the youth of the church. In her later years, she was still working for God. She sent cards to all the people who were absent from church, letting them know they were missed. She would also send out birthday cards, get well cards or whatever the occasion. This was one way that Dorothy represented her church. She loved cards and she loved serving God, so she combined the two loves and it became her ministry. She also became involved in a ministry that her daughter started, that took her outside the church walls. They would go weekly and visit the sick and the elderly of the church. They would take them a home cooked meal, offer encouragement, lend an ear, and pray with each one. She loved the visits but her body began to fail, and she was unable to continue, but she always loved the people. She was a great woman of faith, strength and endurance.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Edward J. Toms, beloved Grandson, Eddie Keith Toms, Jr.; sisters, Emmazelle Bailey and Betty Sue Adams; brothers, Tommy Joe Dill and Buddy Dill, all of which she dearly loved and missed.

She is survived by her children, Keith Toms and wife Patty of Corsicana and Stephanie Ferrer and husband Ernie of Purdon. Her pride in life was not only her children but her grandchildren, Melissa, Sara, Lacey, Ricky, Amber, Krystal, Brandon, Josh and James. Her pride also spilled over to her great grandchildren, she had many, but each one was special and dear to her heart. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews that she was very fond of and brothers, Clifford Dill, and Bill Dill and wife Alice both of Corsicana. Alice may have been her sister-in-law, but Dorothy thought of her as a sister.

In the last year of her life, Dorothy was living in the Twilight Nursing Home where she became fast friends with a lot of the staff, who affectionately referred to her as �Tom Tom�. The family would like to thank the staff of Twilight Nursing Home for their support, kindness and most of all, helping to make Dorothy's last year a little more comfortable.

To honor Dorothy's life, her family has planned a visitation on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 5-7 P.M at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, June 2 at 11:00 AM at the Trinity Assembly of God with Rev. Richard Ham and Rev. James Williams officiating. Serving as Pallbearers will be Brandon Ferrer, Joshua Ferrer, Ricky Toms, Jeff Dill, Billy Christian and Logan Silva. Serving as Honorary Pallbearer will be Ernie Ferrer. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Arrangements especially for the Toms' family by Corley Funeral Home.

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John David "David" Zenk
May 12, 1971 - May 11, 2021
 
John "David" Zenk passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 11, 2021, one day shy of his 50th birthday. David was born May 12, 1971 in Dallas, TX.
David was known to many for his vibrant, full of life personality and love for others. He never met a stranger and always had a hug for anyone nearby. David loved working. From his time at True Value to Harmony Work Center, he was a dedicated employee who loved his coworkers. He also spent many Sunday mornings volunteering in the nursery at First Baptist Corsicana where he would get to play with and love on the kids of FBC. He loved going to his Special Ministries Sunday School class with Chuck, Pam, Karen, Big Jerry, Lance, Karen, and Patty. David was a staple at the YMCA of Corsicana for many years. He made many special friends there - Ken, Imogene, Sandra, and John, just to name a few. Many times, he would tease you about not having muscles as big as his or simply question "You work out?" David was an avid athlete in Special Olympics. He competed in bocce, track and field, golf, basketball, and his favorite bowling. He bowled in a competitive Tuesday night bowling league for over 20 years. He enjoyed his McDonald's lunches with Travis and "one coffee" with Danny.
David also loved all of his 4-legged friends - Maverick, Molly, Koda, Libby, Lilah, Sophie, but most of all Sam.
David is survived by his parents Karin Roberts of Corsicana and Jack Zenk of Ft. Worth, his brothers Ryan Zenk and wife Julie of Ft. Worth, Nick Zenk and wife Sara of Yukon, OK, and Stanley Roberts of Gun Barrel City, his cousins Marjorie Bentz of Corsicana, Hope Elston and husband Terry of Garland, Glenn Phillips of St. Louis, MO, Patty Fuller and husband Les of Blacksburg, VA, his girls Jessica, Krissi, and Rebecca Bentz of Corsicana, and all of his nieces and nephews.
David is preceded in death by grandparents John and Irene Zenk and Martha Gross, stepfather Stanley Roberts, Aunt Ingrid Phillips, and "Big Dave" Bentz.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 14, 2021 at First Baptist Corsicana with Dr. Danny Reeves officiating. Graveside to follow. Pallbearers are Ryan Zenk, Nick Zenk, Stanley Roberts, Eddie Ross, Glenn Phillips, and Terry Elston.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Humane Society of Navarro County - PO Box 1734, Corsicana, TX 75151.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Helen Fay (Wilson) Donaho
Dec. 14, 1930 - May 2, 2021
 
Mrs. Helen Fay Donaho of Corsicana went to be with her Lord on Sunday, May 2, 2021. She was born on December 14, 1930 in Corsicana to Ed Thomas and Hazel Ilene Wilson and was the last survivor of the Wilson's nine children.

She was a member of Wesley Methodist Church. She owned and operated Art Style Beauty Shop for 38 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Donaho; parents, Ed and Hazel Wilson; brothers, Thomas Edward (Bud) Wilson, Clyde Wilson, M.L. (Sonny) Wilson, Lendon Wilson and Jim Wilson; sisters, Edna Earl Johnston, Gladys Boyd and Barbara Hatley.

She is survived by step-daughters, Belinda Lindell of Dallas and Leesa Donaho of Brenham; step granddaughter, Kellie Womack and two great grandchildren, Olivia Renner and Owen Renner. She is also survived by sister-in-laws, Faye Wilson of Livingston, Betty Wilson and Linda Wilson both of Corsicana. She leaves behind much loved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Per her request there will be a Graveside Funeral Service held on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Diggs officiating. Visitation will be prior to service from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Clinton Hunter "Hunter" Russell, III
Oct 12, 1928 - Mar 29, 2021
 
Our dear father, Clinton Hunter Russell III passed from this world on March 29th, 2021 in Austin TX.
"Hunter" was born in Memphis Tennessee on October 12 1928. After serving in the Air Force during the Korean War, he attended college at Auburn University and North Texas State University, earning a degree in Building Construction.
In 1973, he, his wife, Norma, and their 4 children moved to Corsicana. He partnered with Charles Miller to launch Industrial Metal Fabricators, a successful, structural steel fabrication plant which created the frameworks for bridges, buildings and even a gorilla enclosure at the Dallas Zoo.
Upon retirement, Hunter, traveled the world, visiting more than 100 locations in over 24 foreign countries including Panama, Croatia and Egypt as well as all 50 states in the US. There were many entertaining stories of adventures and misadventures as well as a myriad of pictures to go with them. His favorite country to tour was Italy where he and his wife returned to explore several times.
He loved his grandchildren, and he and Mom both helped to raise them, providing moral and even financial support for us all at times. He loved all of his many friends at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, The Warehouse Living Arts Center, and the Corsicana Country Club.
After Norma's death in 2018, he resided in Austin TX with his daughter, Cathy, for 3 years where he was able to spend time with grandchildren and great grandchildren in his final days.
Throughout our lives, Dad was always there, providing the stability and support our family needed. He was a truly honest and honorable person in all aspects of his life and endeavored to pass those values on to us. Thank you, Dad, for everything.
Hunter was preceded in death by his wife, Norma and grandson, David. He is survived by his children, Matt, Libby, Cathy and Tom, 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grand children, and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Hunter will be remembered in a private family memorial. Online stories or comments are welcome and appreciated.

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Frances Josephine Jackson
abt 1927 - Jun 16, 2009

Frances Josephine Jackson, 82, of Shreveport, La., passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 19, at Chatfield Cemetery with Bill Honea officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ruth Imogene (Brashear) McCoy
Feb 16, 1916 - Mar 21, 2008

Ruth McCoy, 92, passed away Friday, March 21, 2008, in Princeton.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Providence Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Joe Luther White
Aug. 16, 1934 - May 10, 2021

Joe Luther White, 86, of Kerens, left this life to be with his Lord and Savior Monday evening May 10, 2021. He was born August 16, 1934 in Kerens, Texas to Joe Havron White and Ruth Inez Jones White.
Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Velma Inmon White, sons Edward Lee White (Susan) of Gilmer and Joe Luther White, Jr. (Jennifer) of Ft. Worth, grand children Lindsey White (Maryanne) of Galveston, Daniel White (Stephanie) of Gilmer and Kristin Hansen (Ben) of Ft. Worth, great grand children Bryce Meadows, Turner, Reed and Wade Hansen, and Lander White, brother G. H. White, nephew Wes White (Carman) and great nephew Cole White of Cleveland.
Joe began working at an early age building airplanes for LTV and later as a truck driver for Baird's Bakery, then Groendyke Transport. He worked at Hughes Tool and construction companies R.E. Hable and A.L. Helmcamp.
He was a welding supervisor for TDC in Teague and was last employed by Navarro County Pct. 2.
Joe was a member of Powell Baptist Church in Powell for more than 20 years.
Joe was a Mason for 63 years, a Past Master of Mansfield Lodge #331, Kerens Lodge #236 and a member of Corsicana Lodge #174. He served as District Deputy Grand Master of the 110th Masonic District and served on various Grand Lodge committees.
He was a member of Corsicana Chapter 118 Order of the Eastern Star, serving 5 times as Worthy Patron and had numerous Grand Chapter appointments.
Joe was a member and a past president of Kerens Volunteer Fire Dept. He was a member of the Navarro County Volunteer Firefighters Assoc. when it was organized in 1980.
The visitation is planned for Sunday afternoon May 16th 3-5 p.m. at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. Funeral and Masonic services are Monday morning, May 17th at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Kerens with Pastor Morris Holcomb of Powell Baptist Church and the Masons officiating.
Pallbearers will be Sonny Bancroft, Randy Bancroft, Don Hagens, Mike Lang, Allen Lundy, Allen R. Lundy, Paul Lundy and Larry Paul.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Powell Baptist Church, Scottish Rite Hospital, Corsicana 118 OES or a charity of your choice.

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Raymond Douglas "Bud" Osborne
Dec 18, 1937 - May 8, 2021

Raymond Douglas (Bud) Osborne was born in Hillsboro, Texas on December 18, 1937, to Henry Thomas and Sarah Jane (Fowler) Osborne. At the age of 10, his family moved to Corsicana, Texas, where he would live for most of his life. Bud played football, basketball and ran track before graduating from Corsicana High School in 1955. He attended his first semester of college at SMU. He made a few C's, lost his scholarship, and came back to Navarro Junior College. While at Navarro, Bud mowed the entire campus for .75 cents an hour in order to have room, tuition, and meals. He was so grateful to the college for providing him this opportunity. Once eligible, the college gave him a full scholarship where he started and lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. The Bulldogs won the State Jr. College baseball title two years in a row and placed third in the National Tournament. As great as that was, it paled when he walked out of the cafeteria and saw a girl. He turned to his friend and asked, "Do you know who that girl is? I'm going to marry her." Bud always said he flunked out of SMU so he could meet his soul mate, Eloise Eckhardt, at Navarro. After transferring to Sul Ross in Alpine, Texas, on a baseball and basketball scholarship, it only took one semester of being 500 miles away from Eloise before he popped the question. Bud and Eloise were married on January 24, 1959 and moved to Alpine. Bud credited Eloise with being the reason he got his teaching degree, stating he never made below a B because he didn't want to let her down. Bud and Eloise eventually came back to Corsicana to teach and raise their daughters. Bud taught Biology and coached football, basketball, baseball, softball and track for 42 years splitting that time between Mildred, Corsicana, Blooming Grove and Rice. Coach had over 180 days of sick leave when he retired. He always thought it was too important for his kids for him to miss a day because, "I might be the difference." And he was. Over the years since his retirement and during a recent illness, Coach Osborne heard from many of his former students. He was so proud of them all. He knew he wasn't perfect, but he hoped they all knew he loved them. They will never know how much their words meant through the years.

Bud was proceeded in death by his parents and brother, Pete Osborne. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Eloise, his daughters Vicki Capers (Jim) and Sonya Burnett (Brad). Nephew Robby Osborne (Lindlee), Niece Angie Glover (Don), Cousins Wanda Chesser and Anita Hailey (Rusty), and special friend Fred Biltz (Senior Activity Center-Corsicana).

Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Northside Baptist Church with Bro. Benny Horn officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a scholarship account has been set up to pave the way for local students wishing to attend Navarro College at Community National Bank & Trust, Corsicana, TX.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Amy (Awalt) Jacobs
June 23, 1952 - May 7, 2021

Amy Awalt Jacobs, 68 of Corsicana, passed away May 7, 2021, in Waco. A memorial will held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2021 at The American Legion, 632 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, Texas.

Amy was born June 23, 1952 in Grand Lake, Colorado to Ray Sr. and Ruth Awalt. She cherished her family and pets. She enjoyed fishing.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ray Sr. and Ruth Awalt.

Amy is survived by daughter Lori Leger and husband Steven, two sons Shannon Hardcastle and Thomas Ray Hardcastle and wife Jessica. Seven grandchildren Robby Leger, Sunny Leger, Bobby Hardcastle, Braden Hardcastle, Braxton Hardcastle, Bella Hardcastle, Dakota Thompson. Great granddaughter Aubrei Leger. Sister Sherry Harper and husband Scot. Brothers Lester Awalt and wife Tammy, and Ray Awalt, Jr. and wife Sheila.

A special cousin, Cindy Anderton. Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A special friends, Sandra Woods.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the ASPCA in honor of Amy Jacobs, who would do without to make sure animals had more than they needed.

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Fred Pearson, Sr.
Sept. 8, 1951 - Apr. 30, 2021

Fred Pearson, Sr. passed away on April 30, 2021. He was born on September 08, 1951 to Elizabeth A. Lujan Pearson Sanderson and Robert Frederick Pearson. He is survived by his wife Anitra Pearson of 30 years. His son's Frederick Pearson II, Jason Pearson, Joshua Pearson and Kevin DeMoss, daughter Catherine Lane, Elizabeth Dawn Pearson, Elizabeth Skye Pearson and Carey Elizabeth Pearson. His sister Linda Griego and brothers Robert Pearson and Carl Pearson. His 15 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. He was 1st Recon in the Marine Corps and served in Vietnam for 2 years. After the military he spent his career with Nortel Network Systems. A service celebrating Fred's life will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 3 p.m. in the Magnolia Chapel of Corley Funeral Home.

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David Jackson
Apr 4, 1901 - Oct 10, 1960

Janitor Dies Heart Attack

David Jackson, 60-year-old negro janitor of the Collin Street bakery, resident of Tupelo, was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial hospital Monday at 1:30 p.m. in a McCammon ambulance after being stricken at the bakery. A heart attack was ascribed as the cause of death.

Funeral services are scheduled Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Calhoun Funeral Chapel with burial in the Providence cemetery at Tupelo.

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Nancy Joyce (Hopwood) Garrett
Jun 22, 1934 - May 11, 2021
 
Nancy Garrett, 86, of Corsicana, Tx passed away on May 11, 2021. Nancy was born June 22, 1934. The daughter of Elze and Alice Hopwood.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers and 1 sister.
Nancy is survived by her husband of 71 years Curtis Garrett, sons Curtis W. Garrett and Gary Garrett and wife Debbie and grandson Chris Garret and wife Daphne. Most important to her where her great grandchildren Cade and Talan, who were the loves off her life.
A special thanks to Shirley and Paula of VNA hospice.
The family has planned a visitation for Friday, May 14, 2021 from 6 to 8 in the evening at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 11 o'clock at Oakwood Cemetery.
Arrangements especially for the Garrett family by Corley Funeral Home.

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Roy Clyde Burns
Jun 24, 1954 - May 7, 2021
 
Roy Clyde Burns, 66, of Corsicana, Texas, passed peacefully, joining his parents and Heavenly Father, finally overcoming his hereditary heart concerns on Thursday May 7, 2021. He was at his home surrounded by his loving wife and loyal Border Collie.
Roy was born June 24, 1954 in Corsicana, Texas to Frederick C. and Rhee (Harrison) Burns. He graduated from Paschal High School, Ft. Worth in 1972 and from Texas A&M University in 1976 with a Degree in Agriculture Economics. Roy was a third-generation Navarro Co. farmer of cotton, corn, milo and wheat. He took great pride in working the land with his father.
Roy received many service awards throughout his career including Navarro Co. Farmer of the Year, Texas Department of Ag for Outstanding Service to the Cotton Producers Advisory Board, Hall of Fame Extension Volunteer Award for Distinguished Leadership and Longstanding Service to Extension Education Programs, Honorary Chapter Future Farmers of America Degree presented by Mildred High School and Award for Dedicated Service to Navarro Co. Farm Bureau Board where he served as President for many years. After retirement he loved to watch old westerns, visit Disney, cheer for his Texas A&M Aggies, Mildred Eagles, NASCAR and work with his father-in-law on the ranch. He also enjoyed loving on his pup Aggie and visiting with his grandchildren.
Roy is survived by his wife of 23 years Becky Burns; son, Rick Burns his wife Ashley and two granddaughters of Des Moines, IA. Son Garrett Minter and Sarah Hinkley of Fort Worth, TX and daughter Elizabeth Burns of Jacksonville, FL. as well as father-in-law Vernon Boyd. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Rhee, and mother-in-law Dorothy Boyd.
To celebrate Roy's life, the family held a visitation on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 12 to 2 in the afternoon at Corley Funeral Home. A service celebrating Roy's life followed at 2 o'clock in the afternoon with family friend, Deacon Ronnie Sykora officiating, in the Magnolia Chapel at Corley Funeral Home. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were John Jackson, Ken Kenzie, Ed Wilkie, Craig McCracken, John Robert Boyd, David Matthews and Justin Crittenden.
Donations can be made to Mildred FFA, 5475 S. Hwy 287 Corsicana, TX 75110 and Eureka Methodist Church, 8644 S. Hwy 287 Corsicana, TX 75110.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs.,May 13, 2021
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Becky Burns; s/o Frederick Carroll Burns & Emma Rhee (Harrison) Burns

Brucilla Ann (Samuel) York
May 5, 1930 - May 9, 2021
 
Brucilla Ann York passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Born to Vona Brucilla Duke Samuel and Bruce Walker Samuel on March 5, 1930 in Petty, Texas, Ms. York was one of ten siblings. In her youth Ann enjoyed reading, music and playing games with her brothers and sisters. Growing up in the height of the depression, extravagances and luxuries were defined as an appreciation for the land, an imagination as entertainment, a strong faith in God and a love of family. Following her graduation from Ladonia High School in 1947, Ann moved to Sherman and continued her education in Business School.
In the summer of 1949 Ann was working in a bank in Ladonia when she met Gerald McClendon York, and they wed a short three months later on September 4, 1949. From the day they met until his passing in June 2016 Ann and Gerald were inseparable sweethearts. Early in their marriage the couple lived in Ladonia, Sherman, Belton, Dallas, Gainesville, Bryan and Denton as Gerald built his career in the Agricultural Extension Service. In 1960 the young family moved to Corsicana, Texas where they would reside for over 55 years. Ann was actively involved in First United Methodist Church and many other community organizations during her time in Corsicana. After 17 years with the AES, Gerald left to join First National Bank of Corsicana as an agricultural loan officer and he went on to enjoy a long and successful career as a banker and rancher. After raising her three children, Ann pursued one of her lifelong dreams and returned to college at the age of 52, first attending Navarro College in Corsicana then gaining acceptance to Texas A&M University, her husband's alma mater and the university that at one time all three of her children had attended. Ann worked tirelessly over the coming years while juggling her responsibilities as wife and mom, and on May 10, 1991 she walked the commencement stage to receive her diploma in Speech Communications, much to the delight of her cheering section! Earning her Aggie ring and joining her other family members as a Former Student was a tremendous source of pride for Ann.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents and seven of her siblings and her loving husband Gerald with whom she is now reunited. Ann is survived by sister Pamela Jean Samuel of Garland and brother Fred Ray Samuel of Greenville, and her children Samuel David York and wife Cherisa of Kilgore, Rebecca Ann York Pate and husband Howard of College Station and Steven Fred York and wife Yoli of San Antonio. Also surviving Ms. York are her grandchildren Colin York and wife Cynthia of Kansas City, Missouri, Barrett York of San Antonio, Lacey Pate Petroski and husband Jason of Bryan, Landon Pate of Bryan, Josh York and wife Megan of Orsago, Italy and Nick York of Denver, Colorado, as well as great grandchildren Sarah, Hannah and Caleb York of Kansas City, Missouri and Paige York of Orsago, Italy.
Funeral services will be under the direction of Corley's Funeral Home and will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021 with Reverend Doctor Jayson S. Galler officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to First United Methodist Church of Corsicana at 320 N. 15th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 10, 2021
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Gerald McClendon York; d/o Bruce Walker Samuel & Vona Brucilla (Duke) Samuel

Mary Nell (Davis) Gladney
Oct. 8, 1925 - May 8, 2021
 
Mary Nell Davis Gladney passed away on the morning of May 8, 2021 at her home in Corsicana, Texas. She is survived by her granddaughter, Laura and her husband Alex as well as her great granddaughter Brooks, her brother and sister-in-law, many cousins, nieces and nephews as well as a multitude of friends.
Mary was born in Mount Vernon, Texas on October 8, 1925 to Mattie and Roy Davis and was their only but beloved daughter. She graduated from Texas Wesleyan College in Fort Worth with a degree in Education and Music. She married Robert Winston Gladney on July 18, 1947. They had an only beloved son, John Robert Gladney born on April 15, 1950. Both her husband and son have passed before her as well as her grandson, John Daniel Gladney.
Mrs. Gladney was a teacher at Drane Middle School for 3 years before opting to stay home to take care of her family. Her dedication to her family, First Methodist Church, her friends, and community was always paramount in her life. She was a faithful member of First's choir as well as a favorite pianist who performed both with her son and alone at church and various clubs around Corsicana. She was self-less in all of her endeavors and was the kind of person who always welcomed you into her home and fed you. She was a much loved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend.
To celebrate Mary's life, the family has planned a visitation on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at First United Methodist Church. A service celebrating her life will follow at 3 o'clock with Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Live streaming of the service will be available on the church's website. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Danny Gladney Scholarship Fund c/o PFISD Business Office, 1401 W. Pecan St., Pflugerville, Tx 78660.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 10, 2021
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Robert Winston Gladney; d/o Roy Davis & Mattie Davis

Wade Edward Adams
Jan 25, 1912 - May 19, 1964

Oklahoma City Barber Dies
Wade Edward Adams, 52, Oklahoma City barber, native of Telephone, Texas, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. B. F. Frost, Route 1, Corsicana, Tuesday. He was a veteran of World War II.
Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Wortham cemetery. the rites will be conducted by Rev. D. A. Patton, assisted by Rev. J. P. Ingle, both Dallas Church of the Nazarene ministers. He was a member of the American Legion in Oklahoma, City.
Surviving are his wife of Oklahoma City; a son bobby Adams, Fresno, Calif.; four brothers, Jim Adams, Santa Maria Calif.; Earl Adams, Corsicana; J. R. Adams, Beaumont and B. J. Frost, Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. J. T. Magnese and Mrs. LaVerne Henry, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Ann Deyo, Clovis, N.M.; Mrs. E. W. Crockett, Portales, N.M. and Mrs. C. E. Sutherland, Bakersfield, Calif.; Mrs. Frost, Corsicana, and other Relatives

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Alonzo Pickens "Pick" Wood
Feb 9, 1872 - Apr 10, 1957

Thursday Rites For A. P. Wood

Funeral services for A. P. Wood, 85, retired grocer, who died at his home 1528 West Fifth avenue early Wednesday, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. D. L. McCree, Methodist district superintendent. He was a life long member of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Harry Smith and Mrs. Bell White, Jr., all of Corsicana; a brother, James J. Wood, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces, a nephew, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. P. Forsythe, J. L. Jackson, Wilmot Townsend, Joel Trimble, Elwin Garner, Edgar Metcalf, T. J. Walton, F. L. Haver and L. I. Griffin.

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William Cason Chapman
Oct 10, 1864 - Jul 5, 1957

William C Chapman Dies Plainview

William C. Chapman, 92, native Texan, former resident of Corsicana, died in Plainview Friday. He had resided at Plainview for one year and had made his home here 25 years.

Surviving are two sons, Lonnie Chapman, West Columbia, and Barney Chapman, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Willie Ethel Phillips, Plainview, and Mrs. Vera Spencer, Spade; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, a brother, B. L. Chapman, Cleveland; a sister, Mrs. Mary Denman, Beaumont, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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James Henry �Chap� Chapman, Sr.
Sep 1, 1911 - Apr 17, 1985

James H. Chapman

James H. �Chap� Chapman, 73, of Corsicana died Wednesday at Navarro Regional Hospital following a long illness.

The funeral was to be held at 2 p.m. today with Dr. Tom Graves and Dr. Nick Kuperle officiating and burial to follow in Oakwood cemetery.

Chapman was a native of Waxahachie and had lived in Corsicana 33 years. He was a retired manager of the Corsicana Safeway store and was owner of Forbeez book store and a longtime member of the Corsicana Lions Club and First United Methodist Church. He served in the Air Force during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. James H. Chapman of Corsicana; two sons, Dr. James H. Chapman Jr. of Conroe and Jerry Love Chapman of Carrollton; a daughter, Mrs. Nick (Jan) Long of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Bounds of Wortham and Mrs. Jess Hines of Oklahoma City, Okla.; four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were to be George Watkins, George Eliot, Mitchell Boyd, Elliott Middleton, Bill Maupin, Bill McLauchlin, Fred DuBose, Bennie Robinson, Paul Baker and Walter Erwin.

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Laurie Chapman
Jul 16, 1959 - Jul 18, 1959

Chapman Infant Rites Sunday

Laurie Chapman, 2-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Chapman, died in Memorial hospital Sunday.

Funeral services were held Sunday a 3 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Ben Howard Chapman; a sister, Lisa D'Ann Chapman; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Sikes and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chapman, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. S. E. Conner, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lawrence Marr, Bayless Elmore, Jarrell Griffin and Cecil Miller.

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Velma Lee (Beldin) Bonner-Chapman
Sep 22, 1924 - Dec 8, 1974

Mrs. Chapman

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Velma Lee Chapman, 50, 715 North 24th St., who died early Sunday in the Wortham hospital. The Rev. Mickey Loftis was to officiate with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Wortham and a Baptist.

Surviving are her husband, W. H. Chapman of Corsicana; two sons, Johnnie Bonner and Ronnie Bonner, both of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Rivera of Corsicana; six grandchildren; one brother, Henry Beldin of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Vera Burleson of Mexia, and Mrs. Richard Giles and Mrs. James Gaines, both of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were to be John Burnett, Atwood Allen, Bill Cooper, Roark Montgomery, Jr., Willie Watson and Olin Bowers.

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Boyd Cathey Wright
Jun 14, 1903 - Sep 1, 1956

Cathey Wright Dies Saturday

Cathey Wright, 53, Bethlehem Supply Company plant maintenance employe, was dead on arrival at the Navarro Clinic Saturday about 3:30 p.m. following a heart attack suffered while at work at the plant.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, Tyler, former pastor of this church. Wright had long been an active member of this church.

A native of Dawson, Wright had resided in Corsicana for 25 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Bob Taylor, Kermit; a son, Glenn Wright, Corsicana; two grandchildren; four brothers, Ralph Wright, Fresno, Calif.; S. F. Wright, Taft, Calif.; Ewing Wright, Tehuacana, and Neal Wright, Irene; two sisters, Mrs. Willie Roberts and Mrs. Ted Hull, both of Dawson, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be E. I. Steen, J. B. Hawthorne, E. M. Caskey, J. H. Greene, J. R. Joyner, H. D. Bowden, Dick Pickens and C. W. Pugh.

Corley directs.

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Frances (Donoho) Wright
Feb 17, 1924 - May 24, 2018
 
Frances Donoho Wright 94 of Corsicana went to her Heavenly home on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at her home. Frances was born February 17, 1924 in Corsicana to Andrew and Fannie Donoho. She graduated from Corsicana High School with the class of 1941.

She met Earl Wright while he was in the Army in Waco and she worked as a riveter on airplanes in Bellmead, Tx. They were married on September 14, 1942. They raised four sons in Corsicana: Donald Wright, Richard Wright, Charles Wright and James Wright. Frances worked for Haggar Slacks for Twenty -four years. After retirement she stayed busy volunteering at Lee and Fannin Schools . She took English, Computer , and Piano classes at Navarro College. Her family benefited from her love of cooking and her generosity. She was an accomplished bowler, bowling in state tournaments. One of her loves was her Sunday School Class at Northside Baptist Church.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Fannie Donoho, husband Earl Wright, brothers Dennis and Ray Donoho, Sister Doris Palmer. She is survived by her sons Donald Wright wife Fran of Ellabell, Georgia, Richard Wright and wife Pat of Mesquite, Tx., Charles Wright of Corsicana, Tx., and James Wright and wife Debbie of Corsicana, Tx. She is survived by Grandchildren Sonny Wright and Donna Wright- Chu and Tommy of Georgia, Greg and Nancy Gorman of Knoxville, Tn., Brian and Kristy Wright of Providence Village, Tx., Sean and Stacy Wright of San Antonio, TX, Tony Wright of Corsicana, Tx., Justin and Dana Wright of South Carolina and nine great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Monday evening from 6-8pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 10:00am at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Earl Frederick Wright, Jr. married Feb 26, 1974; d/o Andrew Mortie Donoho & Fannie Mae (Simmons) Donoho

Sarah Lucinda (Drain) Reid
Jul 1881 - May 8, 1956

Mrs. Sallie Reid Expires Tuesday

Mrs. Sallie Reid, 74, of Malakoff, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Mrs. Reid was a native of Grapevine.

Surviving are her husband, A. C. Reid, Malakoff; three brothers, Howard Drain, Emhouse; Bob and John Drain, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Annie Gray, Emhouse, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Abner Caruth Reid
Dec 17, 1879 - Sep 23, 1972

A. C. Reid

Funeral services were scheduled to be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for A. C. Reid, 82, of Fairhope, Ala., who died in Fairhope Saturday. Rev. Robert Potts was to officiate, with burial to be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include a son, James Faulk of Florida; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Hagan of Alabama and Mrs. Winnie Richards of Dallas; a brother, Russell Reid of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Sudie Brown of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were to be L. R. Cockerell, O. F. Treadwell, John C. Jackson, Johnny Sirman, Martin Brazzell and Buck Smith.

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Herman Youngblood, Sr.
Jun 2, 1892 - Dec 14, 1982

HERMAN YOUNGBLOOD, SR. DIES

Herman Youngblood, Sr., 90, longtime Corsicana resident and insurance company district manager, died Tuesday in Navarro Memorial Hospital after suffering a stroke two weeks ago.

Funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park here.

Mr. Youngblood, born June 2, 1892 in Avalon, had been a resident of Corsicana since 1937. He was district manager for Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co. for Corsicana and Navarro County. He attended Baylor University. He was a member of the Corsicana Lions Club for many years and was a member of First Baptist Church

He is survived by his wife, Victoria; one daughter, Virginia Bennett, of Plainview; two sons, Jack Youngblood, of Corsicana, and Herman Youngblood, Jr., of Waxahachie; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are grandsons, David Youngblood and Gary Youngblood, both of Corsicana, Michael McCall, Dr. Charles Sessions, Dr. Robert Parks, Jr., and Jim Forrest of Dallas, David Black, of Hurst, and David Andrews, of Odessa.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 15, 1982
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Victoria Ann (Smith) Youngblood married Nov 11, 1911; s/o William Franklin Youngblood & Cynthia Ann (McKinney) Youngblood

Larry Eugene Young
Jul 3, 1956 - Dec 28, 1956

Larry E. Young Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Larry E. Young, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. E. Young, 1021 South Fifteenth street, who died at the family residence Friday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. W. Bryant, pastor of the North Side Assembly of God Church.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Cynthia Ann Young, all of Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Young, Eureka; E. B. Petty, Mansfield, and Mrs. Obie Petty, Corsicana.

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Nora Jewell (Alexander) McBride
Jan 8, 1903 - Feb 28, 1956

Mrs. O. Y. McBride Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. O. Y. McBride, 53, who died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday night, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. L. McKissack, Teague Baptist minister, and Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; three sons, Wayman Errol and Glendon Young McBride, both of Corsicana, and Otto Lawrence McBride, Grand Prairie; a daughter, Miss Mavia Lane McBride, Corsicana; a grandson,; a brother, William Alexander, DeKalk, and a sister, Mrs. Alta Hackney, Naples.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Otto Young McBride
Aug 8, 1893 - Nov 20, 1974

O. Y. McBride

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for O. Y. McBride, 81, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was a native of Leonard, had lived in Corsicana since 1956, was a retired watchmaker, and veteran of World War I.

Survivors include three sons, Weyman Erroll McBride of Corsicana, Glendon Young McBride of Houston, and Otto Lawrence McBride of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Mavis Layne Trubell of Houston; a grandchild, three brothers, John D. McBride and Ernest McBride, both of Houston, and Eber McBride of North Carolina; three sisters, Mrs. Offie Daughtry, Mrs. Oma Knoerr and Mrs. Lena Kennedy, all of Jewett.

Rev. H. L. McKissck will officiate, and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Tracy Randall McBride
Oct 3, 1950 - Jan 27, 2019

No Services are scheduled at this time. Cremation under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Rosia D. (Kuydendall) Capehart
May 31, 1920 - Nov 28, 1957

Mrs. Capehart Dies Thursday

Mrs. W. H. Capehart, 40, native of Louisiana, North Commerce street, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Capt. R. E. Hall of the Salvation Army.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; two step-daughters, Mrs. E. V. Dechaume, Rice, and Mrs. Paul R. Schultz, Corsicana; 10 step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandson, three sisters and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Nov 28, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Hamilton Capehart d/o Simon Kuydendall and Mary (Crenshaw) Kuydendall (not sure about the spelling of her maiden name or her parents � all info per death certificate)(step-daughters are Lillian Mae �Lillie� (Capehart) Schultz and Nora Mae (Capehart) DeChaume, both buried in Oakwood)

William Hamilton Capehart
Nov 29, 1885 � Jun 19, 1960

Wm. H. Capehart Rites Tuesday

William H. Capehart, 74, retired painter and paperhanger, North Commerce street, native of Tennessee, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Nora May DeChaume, Route 5, Roane slab, Sunday night.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. DeChaume, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lilly M. Chultz, Dallas; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Truett Kuenstler, pastor of the Roane Baptist church.

Pallbearers will be W. C. Ray, William Mahoney, S. J. Miles, Jr.; Rufus Pevehouse, Henry Slate and Joe Deskin.

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Brenda Raye (Burleson) Nooteboom-Stephens
Oct 29, 1955 - Sep 28, 2012

 
Brenda Rae Stephens, 56, of Texarkana, TX, died Friday, September 28, 2012, at her home. She was born October 29, 1955, in Texarkana, TX. She was a homemaker and was a Christian. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Jaden Nooteboom. She is survived by two sons, Chad Nooteboom of Plano, TX, and Jason Nooteboom of MO; two brothers, David Burleson and Tommy Burleson; one sister, Nikki Gail Burleson; her father, Bonham Burleson; four grandchildren, Emily Rae Nooteboom, Benjamin Andre Nooteboom, Ian Nooteboom, and Marley Polka; a special friend, Leslie McElwee; and a number of other relatives. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Texarkana Funeral Home, Texas.

Notes:

  • Texarkana Funeral Home, Texarkana, Tx
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Monument says Brenda Raye Burleson - obit says Brenda Rae Stephens
  • Oakwood cemetery
  • 1st husband Sammy �Sam� Nooteboom married Jan. 16, 1975 2nd husband Donney L. Stephens married May 5, 2002; d/o Bonham Malachi Burleson & Fama Ray (Harris) Burleson

Charles Walter Herod
Nov 29, 1877 - May 19, 1957

C. W. Herod Dies Here On Sunday

Charles Walter Herod, 79, died at the family residence, 1428 Sycamore, Sunday afternoon. He was a retired sheetmetal worker.

Native of Limestone county, he had resided in Corsicana 70 years.

Surviving are two sons, Liston and Conrad Herod, both of Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. C. A. Wylie and Mrs. Adolph Weidman, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Wm. B. Robinson, Abilene; Mrs. W. F. Ammons, Wink; Mrs. John C. Noland, San Antonio, and Mrs. Charles Jones, Beaumont; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, three brothers, W. A. and W. B. Herod, both of Corsicana, and S. F. Herod, Richland; two sisters, Mrs. Virgie Lungston, Austin, and Mrs. Tom Coker, Big Spring, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church will conduct the rites.

Masons will have charge of the graveside rites.

Pallbearers will be Don Wylie, W. F. Ammons, Jr., Charles Ammons, L. J. Herod, Jr.; Beuford Wright and Leslie Morris, all grandsons.

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Robert Graham "Bob" Hook
Aug 11, 1874 - Jul 13, 1957

Bob Hook Rites Held On Sunday

R. G. (Bob) Hook, 82, retired bricklayer, died at the Watts Home Saturday following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 12:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

A native of Roanoke, Va., Hook had resided in Corsicana for many years.

Survivors are four nephews, B. R. Burns, Teague; A. J. Burns, Beaumont; John L. Burns, Houston and Eilus G. Burns, Columbia, S. C.; two nieces, Mrs. S. G. Clark, Mexia, and Mrs. B. H. Webb, Daingerfield and other relatives.

Bricklayers were pallbearers.

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Bessie Elzoria (Griffin) Gafford-Bruner
May 2, 1906 - Dec 16, 1969

Mrs. Bruner Rites Thursday

Mrs. J. H. Bruner, 63, a resident of Denver City and former resident of Corsicana died Tuesday.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by a son, Dick Bruner of Killeen; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Rochlin of Houston; two grandsons; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Cotton of Denver City and nieces and nephews.

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Bruner Services

Funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Bruner were held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Chapel. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Richard Bruner assisted by the Rev. Charles Pringle. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include a son, a daughter, two grandsons, one great-grandchild, a sister and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were H. C. Cotton, W. T. Phillips, W. T. Griffin, Clarence Travis, Ralph Wendt and Harold Bruner.

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Fred Clarence Bookout, Sr.
Nov 28, 1890 - Sep 21, 1957

Fred C. Bookout Services Sunday

Funeral services for Fred C. Bookout, 66, who died early Saturday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church of which Bookout was a long-time member. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Athens, Tenn., Bookout had resided in Corsicana since 1928. He was district traffic superintendent for the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 38 years prior to his retirement in 1950. He was a Mason.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dora Bookout, 1719 Elmwood, Corsicana; two sons, Fred C. Bookout, Denver, Colo., and Major Hal H. Bookout, adjutant general's department, Washington, D. C.; a brother, D. C. Bookout, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Hettie Hackler, Las Cruces, N. M.; Mrs. Beulah Butler, Leonard, and Mrs. Edna Morgan, Greenville; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. Art Martin, V. E. Wendorf, Theo Montfort, W. H. Patrick, Jr.; Clark Butler and T. E. Irwin.

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Dora Annie (Hill) Bookout
May 25, 1893 - Oct 23, 1961

Mrs. Bookout Rites Are Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Hill Bookout, 68, of Killeen, formerly of Corsicana, who died Monday, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Fred C. Bookout, Colorado, and Col. Hal H. Bookout, Fort Hood; a sister, Mrs. Walter Zanes, Dallas; a brother Ted Hill, Waxahachie, and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Theo Montfort, Ed Rittersbacher, Clark Butler, T. E. Irvin, W. Art Martin and G. H. Weatherby.

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James Johnapelus
Oct 25, 1878 - May 6, 1957

Retired Merchant Expires Monday

James Johnapelus, 76, native of St. John (Sparta) Greece, retired merchant, 120 North Thirteenth street, died in the Navarro Clinic Monday.

Funeral services will be held from St. John's Episcopal church Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Fred C. Wolf, Jr., rector of the church, and Rev. P. G. Bithoz of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Dallas.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, James T. Jonapelus, Electra; four daughters, Misses Stella and Tula Johnapelus, both of Corsicana; Mrs. B. R. Dorsey, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Mrs. A. J. Kleinman, Dallas; four grandchildren and other relatives.

The family requests no flowers. Memorial may be sent to the memorial fund of St. John's Episcopal church.

Corley will direct.

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Earl Sheets
Dec 18, 1892 - Aug 2, 1957

Monday Rites For Earl Sheets

Funeral services for Earl Sheets, 65, oil field worker, who died in the Veterans Administration hospital at Waco Friday night, will be conducted by Edward D. Clark, Church of Christ minister.

Sheets was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. G. J. Donnelley, Odessa; a brother, Dock Sheets, Corsicana; a niece, Mrs. E. M. Jones, Odessa, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Fred Kessinger, Tom Watford, Albert Fullerton, Dr. Will Miller, C. O. Curington, Dr. Dubart Miller, and Elmer Keel.

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Eleanor Lavina (Armstrong) Thomas
Jan 10, 1876 - May 11, 1957

Sunday Services For Mrs. Thomas

Funeral services for Mrs. Eleanor, Thomas, 85, former resident, who died in Houston early Saturday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Norvell A. Thomas; two grandsons, a sister, Mrs. E. G. Hart, all of Houston; two nieces, Miss Mabel Whytte, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. C. McCulloch, Dallas; several nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Guthrie, L. K. Carraway, Kay Tatum, Gilpin McCullouch, Leslie White and Charles Dickie.

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Mamie (McRee) Massey
Oct 29, 1883 - Nov 23, 1957

Mrs. Massey Dies Saturday Night

Mrs. Mamie Massey 74, native of Frost, 1220 West Collin street, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday night. She had resided in Corsicana 60 years.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 10:30 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. Howard Knox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. N. O. Gries, Corsicana; Mrs. Frances Marshall, Fort Worth, and Mrs. R. T. Riley, Jr., Richardson; four grandchildren, Norma Jean Gries, Corsicana; Paul Riley, Denton, Dixie Lee and Buddy Marshall, both of Fort Worth; a brother, John McRee, Taylor; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Don Massey, Gene Massey, Roy Deskin, T. M. Anderson, L. K. Carraway and M. B. George.

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Elias Carroll Flanagan
Jul 7, 1875 - Aug 14, 1957

E. C. Flanagan , 82, retired grocer, 606 North Thirty-Third street, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday.

A native of Henderson, Texas he had resided in Corsicana since one year of age.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jewell Dorell, Clairmont, Okla.; Mrs. Opal Green, Cleburne; Mrs. Mary Frances Barron, Cortez, Colo., and Mrs. Doris Key, San Angelo; a son, M-Sgt. Elias Clarence Flanagan, Epswich England; two sisters, Mrs. O. D. Simmons, Shawnee, Okla., and Mrs. Mattie Gibson, Corsicana; 10 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jesse Robinson, Vernon Flanagan, S. C. Flanagan, Byron Randall, Howard Green and Elton Perkins.

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Edward Thomas �Ed� Wilson
Apr 25, 1901 - Jan 19, 1971

Wilson Rites Set Wednesday

Ed Thomas Wilson, 69, operator of a grocery business in Corsicana since 1940, died early Tuesday at his home at Corsicana Rt. 2. He was a lifelong Navarro County resident and a member of the IOOF Lodge.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Roy Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel Ilene Wilson; four daughters, Mrs. Edna Johnston, Mrs. Fay Donaho and Mrs. Barbara Montgomery, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Gladys B. Donoho of Eureka; five sons, Lendon L. and James C. (Jim) Wilson, both of Corsicana; Thomas E. (Bud) Wilson of Waco; Clyde W. Wilson of Mexia and M. I. (Sonny) Wilson of Livingston; three sisters, Mrs. Belle Keith, Mrs. Vada Terry and Mrs. Hazel Wossum, all of Corsicana; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be James Dolan, Neil Crawford, Hugh Fullerton, Earl McCain, Son Bowden and John Slate.

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James. Henry Montgomery, Jr.
B&D Apr 15, 1962

Montgomery Infant Rites Held Monday

Graveside rites for James Henry Montgomery, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Henry Montgomery, Sr., of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Memorial hospital, were held Monday at 11 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery.

Officiating was Rev. Kester Hearn, pastor, North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving other than the parents, are one sister, Tina Ann Montgomery, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wilson, all of Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Montgomery, Reno, Nav. and other relatives.

McCammon directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 16, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o James Henry Montgomery, Sr. & Barbara Ann (Wilson) Montgomery (sister Janet Ilene Montgomery is buried Resthaven Memorial Park per her obit)

Leland Stanford �Lee� Markley
Jul 23, 1887 - Aug 16, 1957

Lee S. Markley Expires Friday

Lee S. Markley, 70, retired Magnolia Pipe Line Company superintendent, died at his home, 1801 West Third avenue, early Friday morning. He was connected with the pipeline concern for 40 years prior to his retirement several years ago.

Markley had been in ill health, but he did not become critically ill until a short time prior to his death. Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a brother, James T. Markley, Parkersburg, West Virginia; a sister, Mrs. Cora B. Morton, Newkirk, Okla., and a nephew, Pat McKibben, Vanderbilt, Texas.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. Kenneth Dickson, associate pastor.

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Emmett Jerome Hall
Oct 11, 1888 - Oct 30, 1957

Thursday Rites For E. J. Hall

Funeral services for Emmett J. Hall, 69, 1027 West Second avenue, will be held from the First Christian church Thursday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Hall, a former banker and Masonic leader, died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday afternoon following an extended illness.

The services will be conducted by Dr. Ambrose Edens, interim pastor of the church, with the Masons in charge of the graveside rites.

Hall was connected with the First National Bank for many years prior to his retirement several years ago, ad was an official of Masonic bodies for years.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. H. H. Ballard, Detroit, Ala.; three half-brothers, Morris Hall, Lubbock; Hobson Hall, Texhoma, Texas, and Rufus Hall, Amarillo; a half-sister, Mrs. Carl Brown, Sulligant, Ala., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Walter Castle, R. E. Irvine, C. A. Patterson, Sam Werner, J. H. Brown, F. T. Lindsey and J. N. Garitty.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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Harlan Jackson �HJ� Manley, Rev.
Nov 17, 1882 - Jul 7, 1957

Retired Minister Burial Oakwood Cemetery Monday

Rev. H. J. Manley, 74, retired Presbyterian minister, died in Sherman Sunday morning. He formerly lived in Waxahachie.

Funeral services were held from the Boze Mitchell Funeral Chapel in Waxahachie Monday at 2 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery here Monday afternoon.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. H. Knox.

He was a member of the USA Presbyterian church, was educated at Waxahachie High, Trinity, and Lane Seminary. He had pastorates at New Carlisle, Ohio; Snyder, Rockwall, Canadian, Deport and Dallas.

The minister moved to Sherman in 1951. His wife is the former Mrs. J. P. Lowery of Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife of Sherman; a son, Ray Lowery, Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Mrs. V. B. Riley, Sherman; two brothers-in-law, John Mitchell and Herbert Mitchell, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers are John Batia, Dallas; John Travis, R. M. Bowden, Charles Szenasy, Lonnie Mitchell, and Pleas Mitchell.

Griffin Funeral Home directed local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 8, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Anna Graham (Mitchell) Lowrey-Manley married Jun 20, 1912; s/o Jonathan Thomas Manley & CanZada (Carter) Manley

Anna Graham (Mitchell) Lowrey-Manley
Jan 6, 1873 - Oct 30, 1965

Mrs. Manley, 92, Dies Saturday

Mrs. H. J. Manley, 92, native of Alabama, former Navarro county resident, died in Sherman Saturday morning.

Graveside rites will be held at Oakwood Cemetery here Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Surviving are a son, Ray Lowry, Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Mrs. Vivin Riley, Sherman; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Griffin will direct local arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Oct 30, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband J. P. Lowrey married Nov 23, 1892 2nd husband Rev. Harlan Jackson �HJ� Manley married Jun 20, 1912; d/o Alonso Scott Mitchell, Capt. & Sarah Rebecca (Sheffield) Mitchell

Patricia "Pat" (Clark) Goodman
Apr 22, 1947 - May 29, 2021
 
Patricia Goodman passed on Saturday, May 29, 2021. She was born to Vintris and Melissa L. Clark from Clarksville, AR on April 22, 1947. She attended Arkansas Tech University where she was swept off her feet by a tall, redheaded guy, Joe R. Goodman that would later become her husband of 54 years.
After many moves through a few states, Pat and Joe settled their family in Corsicana, TX in 1984. Previously a stay-at-home mom, Pat began working at Fannin Elementary as a paraprofessional and later becoming the school secretary and "chief tooth puller" for Fannin for the next twenty years. Many a student would knock on her door over the summer because only Mrs. Goodman was allowed to pull their teeth. Pat loved kids of all ages, but her grandchildren had special places of her heart.
Pat loved to go fishing, was an avid book reader, loved playing games with the family and cooking for everyone. She enjoyed her Bunco group so much and they were very special ladies in her life. But her favorite thing besides helping kids and baking after school cookies for her grandchildren was going to garage sales and church sales with her best friends to sell on eBay. This enabled her to make many donations to support the First Methodist Youth Group with their mission trips and other activities. She even promised to go back to the Plano Stroke Institute one day to teach the nurses that were so kind to her after her stroke to crochet too.
Pat is survived by her husband Joe, her three children Missy Grantham of Corsicana, Mandy Newgard of Flagstaff, AZ, and Chris Goodman of McGregor, TX, their spouses Ricky Grantham, Greg Newgard, and Olivia Goodman, her grandchildren Andy Grantham, Brady Grantham, Cameron Newgard, Austin Newgard, Addy Goodman, and Mia Goodman.
The family is planning to have a come and go reception from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 2021 at First United Methodist Church of Corsicana to share in our memories of her. We look forward to seeing each of you.
In lieu of flowers Pat's family is requesting donations to the Corsicana Animal Shelter, to the First Methodist Church Preschool or Youth Group, to your favorite charity in her name or even by simply donating blood for the American Red Cross.

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Patty Burke (Wareing) Conger
Mar 15, 1936 - May 31, 2021

Patty Burke Wareing Conger, age 85, of Corsicana, passed away on May 31, 2021. She was born on March 15, 1936 to Arthur Wylie and Minnie Fae Wareing of Corsicana, TX and preceded in death by her parents and husband, Jack Conger. She is survived by her son, William Edens Cunningham Jr. of Corsicana; grandchildren Stephen and Kristen Cunningham Sanders of Midlothian, JD and Amanda Cunningham Vincent of Midlothian, William Cunningham III of Waxahachie, Brody and Allison Cunningham Newland of McKinney, Stewart and Lauren Cunningham of Waxahachie, Jarrett Cunningham of Corsicana; great grandsons Noah Sanders, Dylan and Jack Vincent, Teddy Newland and great granddaughters Piper and Maisie Sanders. A lifetime resident of Navarro County, Patty attended school in Corsicana and graduated from The University of North Texas with a teaching degree. She worked at State National Bank until her retirement. She enjoyed being outdoors, riding horses and spending time with her family. Visitation will be held at Griffin-Roughton funeral home on Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Griffin-Roughton funeral home on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 10 a.m.

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Johnnye Frances (Sorsby) Welch
Aug 12, 1929 - May 29, 2021

Johnnye Frances (Sorsby) Welch, passed away at the age of 91, on May 29, 2021.
Johnnye was born to Edward A. and Lettie Bradley Sorsby on August 12, 1929 in Houston, Tx.
Johnnye married Tom Braly Welch on October 19, 1951 and together had 4 children. She was a lifetime member of Trinity Baptist Church. She loved her church family, especially her Sunday School Class. Johnnye took great pride in the fact that she retired at the age of 82, after working full time for Lance Products, formally Tom's peanuts. An avid Dallas Cowboys Fan, she was always on the go, traveling with her friends and caring for others.
Johnnye was preceded in death by her husband Tom, her parents, sons Thomas Darrell and Daniel Edward Welch, daughter Brenda Gail Welch, brothers Carl Dean and Joe Ed Sorsby and sister Helen (Sorsby) Tomlin.
She is survived by her son Jerry Welch and wife Susan, 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, as well as numerous friends.
To honor Johnnye's life, the family planned a visitation on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 6 to 8 in the evening at Corley Funeral Home. Services celebrating her life were held on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon in the Magnolia Chapel at Corley Funeral Home with Rev. Floyd Petersen officiating. Burial followed at Resthaven Cemetery.


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Haward Carl Walker
Dec 14, 1933 - Mar 28, 2021

Haward Carl Walker, 87 of Kerens, passed away on March 28, 2021 in Waco, Tx. Funeral will be on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at noon at Emanuel Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana, Tx. Burial to follow in Elm Flat Cemetery, Kerens, Tx. Viewing will be Friday, April 2, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Emanuel Funeral Home of Corsicana will handle funeral arrangements.

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Billy Harold Ragan, Judge
Apr 29, 1926 - Nov 18, 2015
 
Judge Billy H. Ragan peacefully passed away on November 18, 2015 at the age of 89.

Billy was born in Barry, Texas to Braxton and Opal Ragan on April 29th 1926. He was raised in Barry, Texas and after graduating from high school he attended Navarro Junior College. It was there that he met and fell in love with his wife, Shirley Anderson, the mother of Janet and Bill Ragan.

Later, Billy Ragan joined the Air Force and after faithfully serving his country he attended Baylor University to complete his undergraduate degree. Soon afterward, the family moved to Houston, Texas where Billy attended South Texas College of Law, earning a Doctor of Jurisprudence. He would later become a founding partner in the law firm of Ragan, Weaver and Dearman. Billy first entered public service in 1958 by representing District B as a Houston City Councilman serving one term until 1961.
Billy was later appointed to Harris County Criminal Court #1 and dutifully served on the bench for 26 years. Billy had a great reputation as a constitutional judge. He was widely considered one of the fairest judges by both prosecutors and defense attorneys alike.

Billy was passionate about several things. His favorite charity was The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He served long enough to earn the prestigious title of Lifetime Member.

Billy had an affinity for thoroughbred horse racing and was very supportive of bringing horse racing to Texas. He owned up to 20 thoroughbred horses over his lifetime.

Billy was preceded in death by his wife Shirley, his son Bill Ragan, his wife Wanda (Mickie), and his three sisters, Jane Taylor, Joyce Fields and Diane Kirk.

Billy is survived by his daughter, Janet Ragan; his granddaughter Nicole McAdams and her husband Greg; his granddaughter Ashley Williamson; his great grandchildren Braxton and Blake McAdams and Charlotte Williamson; and stepchildren Casey and David Foster.

A celebration of Billy's life will be held Monday, November 23, 2015 at 2 PM in the chapel of Heights Funeral Home. A private family interment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to The American Heart Association on behalf of Judge Billy H. Ragan.

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Billie Lou (Gorman) Sheets
Nov 8, 1928 - Jun 29, 2021

Billie Lou Gorman Sheets, 92, of Corsicana, slipped away peacefully from the grip of Alzheimer's Disease June 29, 2021, with countless loved ones welcoming her home, no doubt.

Billie was born in Montfort to the late Budo Guy Gorman and Willis Ione Harper-Gorman, the proud big sister to what would eventually be two younger siblings, Delores and Tommy Gary.

She loved country music,square dancing, her daytime "stories" on TV, kitchen table chats, baking and anything (and we mean anything!) craft related.

On July 23, 1945, she married Charles Afton "Bid" Sheets at the Methodist Parsonage in Chatfield. He had always claimed his being 21 and her being 16 would give him time to "train her up right", though we know full well who trained whom. Together, they had three children - two sons and a daughter - Jerry, Anthony and Casina.

She was happy with the simple things, including washing dishes by hand instead of having a dishwasher (much to our disappointment come chore time), dancing beside Paw Paw while the AM transistor as they worked. Since she and Paw Paw were both up before the sun (and usually in bed while it was still up in the evening), she was used to preparing meals early in the day and quickly became known to all us kids for her "Maw Maw coffee" that accompanied amazing griddle-on-a-gas-stove breakfasts, prepared with love. Of course, there was also the famous chocolate cream pie and mile-high meringue...perfection!

She worked for Adam Hats Co. for 19 years and then later in life, after her own children were grown, happily served the students of Fannin Elementary in the cafeteria until she retired six years later to be a full-time Maw Maw!

She was a humble example of commitment to God and family, instilling in us a belief in remaining true to yourself while loving any and all to the fullest extent. Her door was truly open to all and countless people are better for having known and loved her.

Maw Maw, the lifetime of memories you and Paw Paw have blessed us with are too numerous to list but to each of us, some of the simplest things - hopping on a backyard swing to listen to the locusts in the pecan tree; the pop and "pssshhhhh" of a cold Coke can opening; little green Tupperware cups; a handmade quilt; the smell of bacon and griddle toast sizzling in the morning; handmade ceramics and baby dolls; red vinyl seats morphing into brutal torture devices in the hot Texas sun; cool, fresh-cut Saint Augustine grass; the mere sight of a deck of Skip-Bo cards; sweets of ANY kind; the intro to an episode of "As the World Turns", "The Young & The Restless" or "Hee-Haw"; the smell of a Toni home permanent and tightly-wound pin curls; remembering the dreaded taste of the Lava Soap bar if we got too "big for our britches"; someone calling us "Darlin'"; the static AM transistor radio filling your warm, tiny kitchen with the songs of Roy Rogers, George Jones, Patsy Cline, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn (to name only a few) - will always bring a smile to our faces and tug at our hearts. The moments and memories held close, both shared and individual, are as countless as they are priceless and along with all who loved you, are your legacy left behind from a life unselfishly and graciously lived.

Billie was preceded in death by her adoring husband of 71 years, her daughters-in-law, Darelle Sheets and Linda Kay Sheets, a grandson, Paul Orsborn, her sister Delores, and numerous other family members.

Survivors include her brother Tommy Gary Gorman and his wife, Priscilla of Kerens; sons, Jerry Sheets, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Anthony Sheets, of Corsicana; daughter, Casina Sheets-Cobb and husband, Larry, of Carrollton; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces, nephews, and countless other family members and friends who love and will miss her greatly.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, July 9, 2021, at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. Services will be at 2 p.m. in the afternoon in the Magnolia Chapel of Corley Funeral Home with her grandson, Pastor Terry Shelton, officiating. Graveside services will immediately follow at New Chatfield Cemetery, in Chatfield.

I lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Billie's name to:

Alzheimer's Association
https://www.act.alz.org

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