Obituaries from
Navarro County, Texas


Shirley Ann (Foster) Grimmett
Jun 24, 1936 - Oct 27, 1956

Polio Victim Rites Monday

Mrs. Clyde Grimmett, 20, native of Barry, 2124 Loverdale, Dallas, died of bulbar polio in the Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas Saturday.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. William O. Ramsey, pastor of the Barry Methodist church and Rev. J. W. McKinney, minister of the First Christian church.

Surviving are her husband of Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sid Foster of Odessa, formerly of Barry; two brothers, Sidney Foster, Breckenridge, and Murrel Foster, Odessa; six sisters, Mrs. Earnesteen Smith, Odessa; Mrs. Mary Butler, Corsicana; Mrs. Lucille Walker, Pasadena; Mrs. Myrtie Hutchins, Rice; Mrs. Florence Murrell, Grand Prairie; Mrs. Kathryn Boyd Brownwood; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Elwood Barnes, James Jones, J. R. Bowling, James Worsham, Jerry Worsham, Paul Childress, Al Smith and Lonnie Davis.


Annie Mae (Britton) Bennett
Apr 15, 1883 - Oct 12, 1962

Mrs. Bennett Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. L. a. Bennett, 79, who died in the Navarro Clinic Friday morning, will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, and Rev. Travis Arden of Union High. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

A native of Burnet, Texas, Mrs. Bennett resided in Navarro county prior to moving to Corsicana 12 years ago. She resided at 408 South Sixteenth street.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Merl Jordon, Dawson; five sons, M. A. Bennett, Vicksburg, Miss.; M. T. Bennett, Cuero; Haskell Bennett, Richland; Stanton Bennett, Houston, and Beauford Bennett, Dallas; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.


Joe Norman Bennett
Mar 31, 1931 - Feb 24, 1977

One dead, one wounded in double shooting here

A double-shooting Thursday evening at a W. Highway 31 residence has left a 45-year-old Corsicana man dead and his 42-year-old wife wounded.

Pronounced dead on the scene by Peace Justice Joe Wilson was Joe Norman Bennett. His wife, Nelda Elizabeth Bennett, is in serious condition in St. Paul Hospital in Dallas.

According to investigating Corsicana police, the shooting occurred around 6 p.m. inside the W. Highway 31 residence. A boy playing in the yard next door told police that he heard two shots then saw Mrs. Bennett stagger out of the house and over into the front yard of another neighbor. The neighbor notified police.

Officer Ricky Allinen arrived on the scene first and found Mrs. Bennett collapsed in the neighbor's front yard.

Police said that the incident began when Bennett and his wife were having an argument and Bennett shot his wife in the neck. She left the house and then another shot was fired. Police found Bennett on the floor next to the refrigerator, with a gunshot wound in the head. The only weapon on the scene was a .36 caliber revolver.

Officer Lewis Palos, who is investigating, said Friday morning that no one is being sought in connection with the incident. Palos also stated that no note from Bennett was found.

According to Judge Wilson a ruling in the cause of death is pending the results of the autopsy.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nelda Bennett of Corsicana; two sons, Wayne Bennett of Corsicana and Billy Bennett of Paris Island, S. C.; a daughter, Miss Kathy Bennett of Mexia; two brothers, T. L. Rodgers of Corsicana and F. M. Bennett of Dallas; and a sister, Mrs. Don Taylor of Emhouse.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb 25, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Ann Nina (Barlow) Bennett 2nd wife Nelda Elizabeth (Christie) Bennett s/o Jay Gould Bennett and Jessie Tom (Adams) Rodgers-Bennett


Joe N. Bennett

The Rev. Gene Gardner and the Rev. Robert Seago will officiate at the 2 p.m. Sunday funeral for Joe N. Bennett of Corsicana, who died Thursday at his home.

Pallbearers will be Bob Henderson, E. R. Brown, C. D. Plumber, Leon Phillips, Clayton Norwood, and Bob Andrews.

Burial will be in
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.


Merlin Ottis Bennett
May 7, 1926 - Jan 19, 2010

Graveside services for Merlin O. Bennett, 83, of Plainview will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Plainview Memorial Park. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church sanctuary with the Rev. Jerry Moore officiating. Arrangements are by Bartley Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Bennett died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at his residence. He was born May 7, 1926, in Lorraine to James and Nola Bennett. He married Joyce Soden on Dec. 30, 1993, in Plainview. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor&#3s degree in engineering and was employed by the Texas Highway Department. After retirement, he worked 10 years for the Soil Conservation Service. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Pastor's Class and the Plainview Rotary Club.

Survivors include his wife; children, Kristi and Peter Brown of Dallas, David Andrews, Keila Stukey of Amarillo, Vicki and Kevin Knapp of Knoxville, Tenn., and Deb Stewart of Carrollton; one brother and sister-in-law, Deryl and Barbara Bennett of Littlefield; and nine grandchildren.

His first wife, Virginia Bennett; one daughter, Carolyn Andrews; and a brother, Wayland Bennett, are deceased.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church.


  • Bartley Funeral Home -
  • submitted by Diane Richards
  • Has double marker in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Virginia but is buried in Plainview Memorial Park with 2nd wife and has a Military Marker.
  • 1st wife Virginia Lee (Youngblood) Andrews-Bennett 2nd wife Joyce (Soden) Bennett married Dec. 30, 1993 s/o James Wesley Bennett and Nola Pearl (Henderson) Bennett

Margaret Ann "Maggie" (Brinley) Price
Nov 28, 1875 - Sep 2, 1963

Mrs. J. H. Price Services Held

Final rites for Mrs. J. H. Price, 87, native Texan, 1106 West Eleventh avenue, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Hamilton Cemetery. Mrs. Price died Monday in Memorial Hospital.

The services were conducted by Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of Memorial Baptist Church and Rev. Homer b. Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. M. King and Mrs. W. E. Davis, both of Corsicana and Mrs. D. F. Pruitt, Texas City; 18 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Billy Joe Pruitt, Darrell King, Lonnie Davis, Roscoe King, Joe Gregory and Edward Anderson.


Jerry Wayne Tomlin
Feb 27, 1933 - Jul 21, 1961

Hold Services for Jerry Tomlin, 28, who died in the VA hospital in Temple Friday, will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Reginal King, Waco Baptist minister, formerly of Corsicana.
A native of Corsicana, Tomlin had been ill three years following an auto accident. He formerly was connected with the A. and P. Food Stores.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Joann Tomlin and a daughter, Stephanie Tomlin, both of Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Tomlin, Emhouse; a sister, Mrs. Paul Ray Baggett, Corsicana; four brothers, Wallace and Glenn E. Tomlin, both of Corsicana; Lynn L. Tomlin, Garland, and Curtess Tomlin, Dallas; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. I. D. Tomlin, McAllen and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be John Montfort, Wayne Warrington, Norman Nichols, Bobby Jack Williams, Randall Davidson and Pete Thompson.


Clyde David Patterson
Oct 19, 1899 - May 28, 1956

Clyde Patterson Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Clyde Patterson, 56, former driller, who died Monday in Austin after an extended illness, were held from the Griffin Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m.

The services were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Surviving are three brothers, M. H. and R. R. Patterson, both of Dallas, and H. H. Patterson, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. E. E. Gentry, Rice and Mrs. John Kimbrell, Tyler, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Donald Lynn Freeman, Monte Ray Freeman, Chester Gentry, Milner Gentry, Jim Bob Gentry and Harvey D. Davidson.


Henry Hugh Patterson
Aug 29, 1902 - Nov 26, 1976

Henry Patterson

Services were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Henry H. Patterson, 74, resident of Houston and formerly of Corsicana, who died Friday in Houston.

Burial was at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow of Houston, a daughter, Mrs. John W. Freeman of Houston, a son, Robert McGary of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Paulyne Kimbrell of Tyler; a brother, Raymond Patterson of Lancaster; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.


Willie Lee "Will" Pickett
Jun 3, 1945 - Jun 10, 2017

Willie Lee Pickett, 72, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Willie was born on June 3, 1945 to Walter Birdie and Alta Rae (Prayter) Pickett, the 6th son of 11 boys in Hillsboro, Texas. He grew up in Hillsboro and Corsicana. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy, serving in Vietnam.

He worked for Campbell 66 as a truck driver for many years.

He enjoyed fishing and traveling.

He is survived by two brothers: Charles Pickett and Lester Pickett.

He is preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.


Jennifer Michelle (Webb) Ludwig
Sep 26, 1971 - Jun 27, 2018

Jennifer Michelle Ludwig, 46, passed away Wednesday June 27, 2018 in Fort Worth. She was born September 26, 1971 in Annapolis, Maryland to Kenneth Jay and Barbara Jane Boyd Webb.

Jennifer loved animals, she has been an animal lover since her childhood. She had several Pug's and was active with Pug Rescue. She enjoyed four wheeling, off roading, and was a part of Georgia Jeepers. She loved flowers, with Sunflowers being her favorite, and enjoyed decorating with them. She also enjoyed spending time at the beach.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, parents Kenneth J. and Barbara Jane Webb; Brother and sister in law, Jason and Katie Webb; her companion, Mikel Thomas; niece and nephew, Cheyenne and Dakota Webb; aunt and uncle Diane and Robert Boyd. She is also survived by numerous cousins.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Victor and Maicel Boyd; aunts and uncles Joyce and Jerry Bowman, Lois Beaty, Ray Boyd; cousins Brett and Blake Bowman.

Visitation will be 6:00 -8:00 pm Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Memorial service will be 2:00 pm Sunday, July 1, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jennifer's name to; SPCA of your choice, Pug Rescue of your choice, Baylor Scott and White of Waxahachie or Baylor All Saints of Fort Worth.


Donna Marie (Hagler) Furstenberg-Ewing
Sep 26, 1960 - Apr 10, 2021

Donna Marie Ewing, 60, of Corsicana Texas, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2021.

Donna is survived by her husband, Donald E. (Don) Ewing of 30 years marriage, (children) Justin D. Furstenberg, Rickii Furstenberg Meredith, Lindsey Ewing, Neal Ewing, (siblings) Frank Hagler, Francine Wilkes, Doug Hagler, Connie Hagler, Laura Smith, and 5 grandchildren: Justin "J.P." Furstenberg, Ally Furstenberg, Landon Meredith, Gavin Myrdahl, and Kenley Weeks.

She loved everyone she met and always joked about everything under the sun. She will be dearly missed.

Visitation for Donna will be on Friday 6-8pm 4/16/21 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana, Texas. Graveside Service will be on Saturday 1:00pm 4/17/21 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas.


Imogene "Jean" (Shell) Hollingsworth
Sep 28, 1925 - Mar 29, 2020
Imogene "Jean" Hollingsworth, age 94 of Hillsboro passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020. Private family services will be held. Jean will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors in Hillsboro.

Jean was born September 28, 1925 in Purseley, Navarro County, Texas the daughter of Ben and Vera (Davis) Shell. She married Lewis Hollingsworth September 14, 1942 and he preceded her in death in 2011. She operated Shell's Dress Shop in downtown Hillsboro from 1956 until her recent retirement.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and a son, Joe Don Hollingsworth.

Survivors include her son, Jim Hollingsworth and wife, Doris and three grandchildren.



Colleen Sue (Teel) Jones
Sep 8, 1949 - Jan 28, 2019

We are gathered here today in the memory of Colleen Jones, so that together we may acknowledge and share both our joy in the gift that her life was to us, and the pain that her passing brings. In sharing the joy and the pain together today, may we lessen the pain and remember more clearly the joy.

Colleen Jones was only 69 when she passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 28, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. Colleen got married to Kenny Jones in 1967 they had 3 children. Bret, Stacy and Cody. They raised their children in Carlsbad, New Mexico until they moved to Barry, Texas in 1988.

It's hard to say goodbye. We wish that we had more time and during that time that we had spent more of it together. We wish things could have been different for her, and for us. While we know she is at peace and that her struggles are at an end, there is pain and sadness. But even though she is gone, she has left the legacy of her love and perseverance. The way she touched our lives will remain and I ask you to keep those memories alive by sharing them with me and with one another.

One of the most important things in Colleen's life was her children and grandchildren, her love for her animals and most of all her love for God. She took great pride in all of them. Colleen is survived by 3 children, 3 grandchildren and 1 amazing great grandchild as well as her sister and other relatives and friends. This family and her role as mother and grandmother, was the most important thing to Colleen. This is how she drew her strength and left her legacy. Being with her family was what Colleen enjoyed most of all as she struggled for over 20 years with seizures. Yet through it all, her love and caring for her family, animals and God remained her focus and in so many, many ways, she was able to show that love to us. But through everything Colleen went through, she managed to keep her priorities straight. What can be more important than loving and showing your love for your family? How can some of us who are blessed with so much forget to be thankful to God, while somehow Colleen kept her faith through all of her trials.

This is a wonderful legacy. This is a wonderful example to follow. Keep focused on what is truly important, not only when your life is easy, but when it is difficult too.


Mavis Marie (Hollingsworth) Lusk
Nov 29, 1924 - Jun 18, 2019

Mavis Lusk, 94 of Blooming Grove, Texas passed from this life on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at her residence. She was born November 29, 1924 in Raleigh to Charlie and Ethel Lee Lewis Hollingsworth. She was a member of Central Baptist Church.

She is survived by her three children, Bobbie Houchins, Betty Russell and husband Don, and Bryne Young; two sisters, Bernice Prater and Odessa Smith; sister-in-law, Jean Hollingsworth; five grandchildren, Kerry and Joel Layfield, Brad and Belinda Russell, Matt and Lisa Young, Kevin Young, and Casey and Jennifer Young; fourteen great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren along with several loved nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, June 21st from 1:00 - 3:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow at 3:00pm with Bro. Darren Heil officiating. Burial will follow at
Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Young, Matt Young, Casey Young, Don Russell, Brad Russell and Joel Layfield


Carol Elaine (Schmid) Wood-Mangrum
Jan 24, 1946 - Jan 31, 2021
Carol Elaine Schmid Mangrum passed away January 31, 2021, at the age of 75.

Carol was born January 24, 1946 in Bosqueville, Texas to Thomas Frank and Hettie Marie Clements Schmid. Her father was a farmer and machinist in Princeton in Collin County, while her mother took care of the house and children. Growing up in Princeton with her brother Thomas Frank Schmid II and her sister Tommie Marie Nelson, Carol helped her family on the farm. She graduated from Princeton High School in 1964.

Carol Married Steve Mangrum on November 26, 1986. Mother to six children, she raised her family in Ovilla and moved to Blooming Grove in 1996. Carol enjoyed cooking for everyone. It was one of the many ways she showed her love of her family, by making them happy. If you left her house hungry, it was your own fault. Carol loved her grandchildren. Every time her grandkids came to visit, she loved fixing up a "care-package" for them to take home with them.

Over the years, Carol worked many jobs, from Spectrum Electronics to the Housing Authority in Corsicana. Later in life, she went back to school and got her Associate's degree from Navarro College. In her free time, Carol was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association. She loved raising and riding her horses when she was able to. She also enjoyed her dogs and cats.

Carol leaves behind her husband Steve Mangrum, her son Brandy Wood, her son and daughter-in-law Tom and Maria Wood, her daughter Fancy Wood McIlvain, her son and daughter-in-law Chris and Kathy Wood, her son and daughter-in-law Jason and Amanda Mangrum, her son Justin Mangrum; her grandchildren Kaylee Marie Cumro (and her husband Christian), Eli Wood, Garrett Wood, Boomer McIlvain, Trevor Wood, Alyssa Wood, Abigail Mangrum, and Kyanne Mangrum; and her great-grandchildren Liam Cumro and Presley Cumro. She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Hettie Schmid, her brother Thomas Frank Schmid II, and her granddaughter Meredith Wood.

To honor Carol's life, her family has planned a visitation at Corley Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 3rd from 5 - 7 PM. Her funeral service will be Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Corley Funeral Home at 2 PM, followed by interment at
Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas. The family would like to send a special thank you to Debbie with Guardian Healthcare and Bristol Hospice-Pathways for their care of their mom during this difficult time.


Emmett Bert Nixon
Jan 5, 1924 - Apr 30, 2006

Emmett Bert Nixon, resident of Blooming Grove, Texas passed away Sunday, April 30, 2006 at the age of 82 years. Mr. Nixon was born on January 5, 1924 in Hemphill, Texas. Private funeral services were held at
Rose Hill Cemetery with Military Honors by the United States Navy.


Sidney Josephine (Halliday) Owen
Dec 28, 1918 - Aug 3, 2002

OWEN, SIDNEY "Josephine" HALLIDAY OWEN, 83, of Dallas passed away on August 3, 2002. Her caring nature and smile will be greatly missed by all. She was born on December 28, 1918 in Longview to Thomas Wyatt and Sidney Melton Halliday. She married her husband of 58 years, the late Dillard Gaston Owen Jr., on January 29, 1939.

She is survived by her four children -- Dee Owen and wife Robin of Rockwall, Diane Hockersmith and husband Glen of Dallas, Debbie Arrington and husband Jack of Mesquite, Don Owen and wife Cheryl of Carrollton -- sister, Ann Reid of Dallas, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 5, from 6-8 pm. at Anderson-Clayton funeral home in Mesquite. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, August 6, at 11 am, at
Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, TX.


  • Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home 1111 Military Parkway Mesquite 972-285-5489
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Joseph Tallas Doucet III
Nov 1, 1951 - Oct 6, 2020

Joseph Tallas Doucet, III, age 68, of Frost, Texas, passed away on October 6th, 2020 in the comfort of his home. He was born November 1, 1951, in Dallas, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Doucet, Jr and wife Robbye Murphy Doucet.

Joe was a devoted and loving Husband, Daddy, and Grandpa, or "Poppa". We are all saddened and miss him very much, but rejoice in his newfound peace.

He is survived by his loving wife Carol Ann Doucet, brother Robert Doucet and wife Nancy, sister Diane Doucet, daughter Taryn Doucet of Bedford, TX, son Joseph Doucet, IV and wife Amy of Blooming Grove, TX. He had five grandchildren who were his heart and soul: Madeleine Dismang, Thomas Campbell, Joseph Doucet Esposito, Ainsley Campbell Doucet, and Siersha LeAnn Doucet, and his best friend and loyal companion, Buster the dog. He also had numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Joe served as a police officer for the Cedar Hill Police Department, Interim Chief of Police at Glenn Heights Police Department, and patrol officer at Corsicana Police Department. Joe then moved on to Information Technology, creating and supporting software for the police department and courts, and finally began his own business, Doucet Consulting, as a systems administrator for various small businesses. In retirement, Joe enjoyed working on the family farm and playing with his grandchildren and Buster.


Jackie Lynn Farish
Jan 9, 1945 - Sep 29, 2020

Jackie Lynn Farish passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 29, 2020 following a 3 year battle with colon cancer. He was born on January 9, 1945 in Blooming Grove, Texas to Hoss and Helen Farish. Jackie was a graduate of Blooming Grove High School and spent most of his adult life doing what he loved most, outside in the fields working cattle or working the Hubbard Livestock Auction.

Jackie is preceded in death by his parents and step-daughter, Christy Lee Boyd.

He is survived by his son, Jason Aaron Farish and wife, Regina of Palmer; one brother, Larry Farish and wife Rita of Blooming Grove; two grandsons, Aaron Symank and wife Sara Beth and Addison Symank of Dallas; his step-grandchildren, Dr. Colby Cottongame and wife Cheyenne, Hannah Cottongames and fiane William Corbett all of Waxahachie; one great-grandson, Tripp Symank. He is also survived by step-sons Chris Smith and Casey Smith of Fairfield; nephew Ryan Farish and wife Andrea and children of Blooming Grove; niece Kelli Burks and husband Chad and children of Dawson.

Jackie is also survived by special family members Benny and Becky Melton, Ben, Brooke, and Weston who took him in as their own and helped care for him in these last few years.

Visitation will be held at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana on Thursday, October 1st from 6-8pm. Graveside Service will be 11:00am Friday, October 2nd at
Rose Hill Cemetery Pavilion with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Ryan Farish, Benny Melton, Brett Melton, Ben Melton, Gene Grace and Scooter Choate.


Anthony John Frioni, Jr.
Dec 27, 1925 � Aug 6, 2018

Anthony J. Frioni, December 27, 1925 � August 6, 2018. In 1962. Tony traveled from Dallas to Blooming Grove, Texas where he met his future wife. This 90 minute trip south of Dallas was taken after his travels from Lowber, Pennsylvania, where he was born, to Europe, where he fought in WWII and the Aleutian Islands, where he was stationed during the Korean Conflict and back to the USA ending his worldly travels in Dallas, where he ran the print shops for East Texas Motor Freight (24 � years) and Southwest Airlines (5 years).

Tony, the first son of Antonio and Chelsea also called Celesta (Canepele) Frioni, spent much of his childhood roaming the woods of Lowber, PA. One thing he enjoyed was trapping animals for their skins. He would earn money by sending the skins to Sears and Roebuck. His favorite story was of sending a skunk skin to Sears for which he received a check for 10 cents.

After joining the Army at age 18, he was sent to England to prepare for the fighting. He told two wartime stories. One incident happened one night while he was in a foxhole. He was so tired he crawled out of the hole, stretched out on the ground and fell sound asleep. When he woke up broken branches and leaves were around him. He had slept through a bombardment, even though his foxhole buddies where trying to wake him. The second story has a more serious outcome. Traveling to the frontline in a half track filled with soldiers, the driver ran into a bomb crater causing the truck to turn over. Tony landed on bottom of the pile of soldiers, causing a serious back injury. Recovery took three months in a France hospital. He was released the day the war ended. As a Tech 4 Inf., he spent the rest of his time in Germany, taking part in the reconstruction. Time spent in the Air Force as a Staff Sergeant during the Korean Conflict was calm but extremely cold.

He is preceded in death by his brother little Tommy, sister Lena, sister Emily and her husband Bill, sister Olympia and her husband Nick, sister Mary and her husband Clint.

Tony is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara; children, LaGail Fern (Michael Scott Sr.) and Michael Anthony (Sandra); grandchildren, Chelsea (Christopher), Michael Scott Jr. and Sofia Grace; brothers, Lou and Clarence; sisters, Gloria (John), Nora (Max), and Patty (Frank). Uncle Tony was proud of his many nieces and nephews and their families in Texas, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. Also grieving are members of his Texas family, the Grounds', with whom he spent much time fishing, playing 42 and sharing meals with. Memorials may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2505 W. Northgate, Irving, TX 75062 or to St. Jude Children's Hospital at then clicking donate.

The family will receive friends between 6:00 and 8:00pm, Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Brown's Memorial Funeral Home, 707 N. Macarthur Blvd. in Irving. A funeral service will be held 1:30pm, Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2505 W. Northgate, in Irving. A graveside service with Military Honors will be held 11:00am, Friday August 10, 2018 at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy in Dallas. Please arrive and line up in lane #1 by 10:45am.


  • Brown's Memorial Funeral Home � Irving, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Buried in Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery

Mary Gay (Wheeler) George
Apr 19, 1923 - Jan 19, 2018

We labor to come into this world and we have learned what a labor it is to leave this world. Labor pains normally are full of hope. Mom had that hope, hope of eternal life in Heaven with Jesus. Even with that hope, Mom was reluctant to leave this world and her loved ones in it. She squeezed every drop out of this life, just like she squeezed lemons over and over, and tea bags over and over. It was part of her constitution. Mom knew Jesus and she had plenty of experiences to confirm His presence in her life, and she also loved her life here, especially her family. Mary Gay Wheeler was born in Flatonia, Texas and grew up with three older brothers and a younger sister. She played piano and tennis, and she took elocution lessons (look it up). She graduated top of her high school class in Flatonia and went on to receive an English degree at UT in Austin. She went to work in Houston for the Social Security Administration. It was during this time that she began visiting friends in Blooming Grove and became acquainted with the George family. Viola George took her younger brother, Ralph, to Houston to introduce the two. That introduction began the lifelong love affair between Mary Gay and Ralph. They danced their own special dance for 62 years!! Soon after getting married, the couple moved to Calgary, Alberta, Canada where they enjoyed the beautiful mountains and shared a love of the outdoors by hiking, camping and fishing. Bob and Betty were born there and Mary Gay loved to say Katie was half Canadian because she was pregnant when they moved back to Texas. The family settled at 10506 Longmeadow in Lake Highlands and lived in the same house for the next 55 years. They were involved at Lake Highlands United Methodist Church and were members of the same Friendship Sunday School class for all those years. They were involved in scouting, schools, square dancing, "42", bridge, Meals on Wheels, Newcomers, and Book Club. When they weren't in Dallas, they spent more and more time at Navarro Mills lake house. There they both enjoyed gardening and fishing and country life. Most every summer vacation was spent in Creede, Colorado camping, hiking and fishing. Did we say Mom loved fishing?? In June of 2012, Mary Gay thought her world had fallen apart when Ralph died. She grieved hard, but bounced back strong and grew in her faith in the Lord and was sure He had a plan for her. This plan included a move to CC Young. She called this the best place on the planet and knew the Lord could use her there. Mom's world was shattered again in 2014 as she watched her only son be buried, but again, she found comfort in the Lord and in her friends at CC Young. In 2016, Nana wasn't well enough to travel for the funeral of great- granddaughter, Cate, but she and the pastor at CC Young held their own observance in her apartment. Mary Gay had a full, rich life, and she lived it well! She was reluctant to leave, but she got to say her good byes and express her love. She was able to tell us "I'm ready", "I'm not afraid", "I'm full of joy", and "There's no need for tears". And then, Mom was birthed into eternity. Mary Gay (Mom) (Nana) was born into this world April 19, 1923 and born into eternity January 19, 2018.

She is preceded in death by parents Dr. Leslie and Jewel Wheeler, brothers Dr. Leslie Wheeler (Maxine), Dr. John Wheeler (Lois), Dr. William Wheeler (Margie), sister Jeanne Witt, husband Ralph George, son Dr. Bob George, great-granddaughter Cate George.

She is survived by daughters Betty Taylor (JL), and Katie Smith (Greg), daughter- in-law Linda George, 10 grandchildren: Jonathan George (Emily), Michael George (Molly), Amy Smith Carpenter (Ryan), Ashley Trout Modisette, Blake Smith (Kristine), Mitchell George (Caitlin), Stephen Smith (Katy), Allen Trout (Andrea), Chris George (Emilie), MaryBeth Smith McDaniel (Colby), and 15 great-grandchildren: Jake George, Layla Modisette, Mason Smith, Ava Trout, Maddie Ruth Carpenter, Peyton Smith, Tatum Smith, Adelyn Trout, Molly Kate Smith, Jeremiah Carpenter, Owen George, Caleb George, Nolan Smith, Olivia McDaniel and many very special nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributing to CC Young Benevolence Fund or the Cate George Endowment.


Pedro "Pete" Gonzalez, Sr.
Aug 8, 1963 - Nov 20, 2020

Pedro "Pete" Gonzalez, 57, of Tool, Texas, left his earthly body on November 20, 2020. He was born on August 8, 1963 in Corsicana, Texas, the 5th of seven children born to Beatrice and Domingo Laing Gonzalez. Pete attended Blooming Grove schools through the 8th grade but moved with his family to Corsicana in the 9th grade, attending and graduating Corsicana High school in 1981 where he made his many lifelong friends. He later attended TVCC in Athens.

Pete spent years working at Jetco and Guardian before making the transition to BioLab and then DC Logistics and ending his career at Semi-Trailer Big Box.

The first light in Pete's life was his daughter, Brittany, whom he was so proud of and loved deeply.
Pete married the love of his life, Fairy Moody on May 24, 1998 in Tool, gaining two additional children, Andrea and Gary.

Pete was also an avid music lover. He attended unlimited rock concerts beginning in high school and during the past 10 years, began a massive collection of albums, 45s, cassettes, 8 tracks, cassette players, and turntables which he hoped to display and sell during his retirement years. Every weekend, he could be found at estate sales, antique stores, record stores, or Canton, hoping to come across a spectacular addition to his collection. He and Fairy also spent numerous years traveling and attending concerts every chance they got.

Pete was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Tool, Texas. He loved people in general. He was a great friend to anyone that knew him. Most importantly, he loved his family and loved spending time with them whenever the chance arose.

Pete is survived by his wife Fairy Gonzalez (Tool, TX), children Brittany Gonzalez (and fiance Will McCoy) West Feliciana Parish, LA, Andrea Gray (and husband Matt) Alford TX, Gary Hartley (and wife Maria) Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren Braylon, Baylee, Railey, Carson , Evita, Anali, and Gary Michael, as well as two great grandchildren. Pete is also survived by his mother Beatrice Segovia Gonzalez, Tool, TX; siblings Diana Gonzalez, Madison, WI, Frank Gonzalez, Tool, TX, Paul Gonzalez (and Dalia), Corpus Christi, TX, Ofelia "Molly" Corrington (and Matt), Corsicana, TX, and Domingo Laing Gonzalez, Jr., Dacono, CO. Pete was a loving uncle to Yvonne Schofield, Angelo Gonzalez Jr., Cody Taft, Ambree Christy, Maritza Gonzalez, Eleazar Gonzalez, Nico Burns, and Gabe Burns. Pete also leaves behind numerous beloved uncles, aunts, and cousins and many friends whom he considers family.

Pete was proceeded in death by his father, Domingo Laing Gonzalez, Sr. and his brother Angelo Gonzalez.

Visitation will be 5pm- 8 pm Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Graveside service will be 10am Wednesday, November 25 at
Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with Angelo Gonzalez and Brother Steven Palmer officiating. Pallbearers will be Will McCoy, Matt Gray, Carson Gray, Pat Dickerson, Terry Watkins, Cole Christy.


Wilson Buel "Pete" Green
Nov 23, 1922 - May 2, 2010

Wilson "Pete" Green, 87, of Farmington, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010. He was born November 23, 1922, in Frost, Texas, to Hardy and Pearl Green.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

Pete is survived by his wife of 37 years, Bessie Green; son, Fred (Dolores) Green and Jerry Cagle, both of Rio Rancho; grandson, Tim (Audra) Green; and many, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pete is an Army veteran and was a P.O.W. during World War II, member of the VFW of Farmington and the Elks lodge. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing most of all.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m., Friday May 7, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 211 W. 20th St. in Farmington. Funeral services will follow at noon, at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for donations to be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 211 W. 20th St., Farmington, NM 87401.

Those wishing to send condolences may do so at
Pete's care is entrusted to Cope Memorial Chapel, 404 W. Arrington St. in Farmington, (505) 327-5142.


Jack Gilbert Armstrong
Mar 22, 1925 - Dec 6, 2016

Jack Gilbert Armstrong, 91 of Blooming Grove, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016. He was born March 22, 1925 in Navarro County to Soloman and Mamie Armstrong.

He was in the United States Navy, serving in Iwa Jima and Guam. He was a member of the Lions club, served on the Blooming Grove school board, and also was on the Blooming Grove Volunteer Fire Department when it was first began. Jack enjoyed taking care of his cows. He was very active and enjoyed dancing until he was 89.

He is preceded in death by his wife Shirley; daughter, Carol Armstrong; grandson, Christopher Ross Armstrong; granddaughter Krista Armstrong.

He is survived by his sons, Jack D. Armstrong and wife Angelena, Gary Armstrong and wife Leasa, Mark Armstrong and wife Debra, Scott Armstrong and wife Louann. Grandchildren, Travis Armstrong, Amanda Arguello, Scarlett Gorden, April Taylor and husband Aubrey, Kaley Plunkett and husband Alan, Karah Garcia and husband Phillip, Kyle Armstrong and Kaci Armstrong. Great grandchildren, Lydia Armstrong, Angelena Gorden, Ireland Hatcher, Caleb Taylor, Nicholas Taylor, Rylan Plunkett, Ellie Plunkett, Keegan Garcia, Ryder Garcia, Harper Garcia. Special friend, Mary Kent.

Visitation will be 5-7 pm Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 pm Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kyle Armstrong, Lee Armstrong, Travis Armstrong, Derek Armstrong, Bobby Warren, Rickey Sliger.


Franette (Brockette) Barnett
Aug 23, 1916 - Apr 12, 2003

Barnett, FRANETTE BROCKETT of Bastrop, 86, died Saturday, April 12, 2003 in Austin. She was born August 23, 1916, in Killeen, Texas, the daughter of Rev. Claude T. Brockette and Stella Ann Cowley Brockette. She grew up in many small towns throughout central Texas, since her father was a Methodist minister whose assignments changed yearly. An educator of primary school students who began her teaching career in Giddings in 1937, Fran creatively combined standard pedagogical methods with innovative techniques and an evolving array of classroom and field experiences designed to give each child his or her best opportunity to grow and develop to his or her best potential. At the time of her death, Fran remained in touch with students she had taught at the beginning of her career as well as the families of her students from the 1950s through the 1970s. Fran had also served as director of child welfare in Abilene, Texas during World War II and brought a social worker's skills and sensibilities to teaching when she returned to the profession in 1953 in Corsicana. Upon moving to Dallas in 1962, Fran taught in three different schools in the Dallas Independent School District until her retirement in 1980. In Dallas, Fran adapted her teaching methods to the special needs of young children in inner city schools and adapted again to teaching in the neighborhood elementary school near her Preston Hollow home. Always active in the organizations of her profession, Fran served a year as president of Classroom Teachers of Dallas. Her principal other community service involved the various boards and organizations associated with Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas. Fran's pursuit of her own education was a lifelong process, with some levels having been earned at an unusually heavy price. To continue on to college, it was necessary for Fran to leave home when she turned sixteen and live on her own in Killeen in order to have access to the final year of high school. Although solely responsible for the cost and expense of her education, Fran earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Southwestern University in Georgetown in 1937 at age 20. Post-graduate study in the early 1940s included a year at Scarritt College in Nashville, Tennessee for training in international and domestic community service and a year at the Graduate School of Social Work of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1976, Fran decided to pursue a master's degree program at Southern Methodist University to ease the transition from teaching to retirement. Completing all course requirements in a single year while teaching full-time, Fran earned a master of liberal arts from SMU at age 62. Fran also sought to broaden her horizons through travel with her family and siblings and on her own. At 66, less than a year after cancer surgery, she took a freighter cruise to the eastern Mediterranean, exploring coastal Turkey, Israel and Egypt through day trips on foot. For several years after retiring from teaching, she hosted Greyhound bus tours of different regions of the United States. Fran married B. Warren Barnett Sept. 22, 1944 and remained his wife until their divorce in 1976. She spent her last years as a resident of Bastrop, Texas. There, Fran was active in numerous organizations that promote and assist senior independent living, including AARP, serving as president of the Bastrop chapter for 5 years. She was also active in TRIAD, a liaison organization among the Bastrop police department, sheriff's office and senior community groups. Actively participating in the programs of the First United Methodist Church of Bastrop, Fran was still scheduling readers, greeters and ushers for church services until two weeks prior to her death. In March 2003, she received a Point of Light Distinguished Citizen Award from the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce. As dedicated and gifted as Fran was in preparing the young children and seniors of her communities for life's changes and challenges, she was an even more extraordinary mother to her two very different children and a mentor and caring mater families to an extended family that included all who wanted to be a part of it.

She is survived by her daughters, Rebecca Bronson, and husband Frank, of Austin, and Sara Brockette of Garland, and two grandchildren, Elizabeth Brockette of Garland and David Ashton of Austin. Grandchildren by marriage include Barbara Garza and husband Richard and Steven Bronson and wife Sandra, all of Austin. Great-grandchildren by marriage include Sean Massar, Michael and Adrian Garza, and James and Jonathan Bronson. She has three surviving siblings, Margo Cowan of Uvalde, Tx., Mary Ruth and Bill Cruise of Fairfax Station, Va. and Claude T. and Bennie Brockette of Grandview, Tx.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Marlin L. Brockette.

She has 16 nieces and nephews and many dear friends, including particularly Ray McCormick of Bastrop.

Memorial services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Bastrop, Texas at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 16, 2003. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Bastrop or Hospice Austin's Christopher House, 2820 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Austin, Texas 78702.


Rockey Richard Rhodes/Bays
Feb 15, 1945 - Jan 7, 2007

Rocky Richard Bays, age 61, passed away on January 8, 2007 in a local hospital. He was born February 15, 1945 in Corsicana, Texas to J.W. Bays and Jo Bays. He was preceded in death by his father, J.W. "Buster" Bays. He is survived by his daughter, Tamara Fool and his mother, Jo Bays.A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at the Wesley United Methodist Church.


Boyd Dennis Bryant
Apr 22, 1953 - May 6, 2019

Dennis Bryant, 66 passed away May 6, 2019 at Country Meadows Nursing and Rehab. He was born April 22, 1953 in Blooming Grove, Texas to Boyd C. Bryant and Lovene Lynch Bryant.

He was a graduate of Blooming Grove High School and also attended Navarro College. Dennis was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. He worked for Dallas Fire Department for 8 years. He was a very talented musician, and could play anything put in front of him. He was an inspector contractor and became a master cabinet maker. He also loved being in the outdoors hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his siblings, Marilyn Bryant Weaver and husband Kenneth, Marc Bryant and wife Debby and Rhonda Bryant Lachman and husband Thomas; nieces and nephews, Bryan Weaver, Brandi Spicer, Becky Sulten, Matthew Bryant, Christian Lachman and Gabrielle Lachman. He is also survived by numerous extended family members.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 11th from 1:00 - 2:00pm at First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove with funeral service following at 2:00pm. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rich Maler, Tony Mayfield, David Perry, James Min, Danny Brown and James Shelton. Honorary Pallbearer will be Keith Weaver.


Bob Guy Crocker
Apr 24, 1929 � Apr 19, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Martin Funeral Home, El Paso, TX.


Peggy Jean (Young) Giles
About 1952 - July 6, 2021

Funeral service for Peggy Jean Young Giles, 69, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2021 in Dallas, TX. Viewing will be on Friday, July 16, 2021 at Emanuel Funeral Home of Corsicana from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Funeral will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas TX., with burial to follow in The Woodland Cemetery, Corsicana, TX. Emanuel Funeral Home of Corsicana will handle funeral arrangements.


Albert Ray "Bud" Gorman
Sep 12, 1943 - Jul 16, 2021

Albert Ray �Bud� Gorman went to be with The Lord on July 16, 2021, at the age of 77.
Bud was born September 12, 1943 in Corsicana, TX to Jesse Albert and Jessie Juanita Gorman. His father was a sharecropper, a World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient, worked for Bethlehem Steel, and later owned a barbershop. His mother worked as a hospital nurse. Growing up with his sisters Winona and Vickie, Bud enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his horse and his motorcycle. While attending Drain High School, he was a member of the FFA and worked at the local grocery store. A very enterprising young man, he raised chickens to purchase a cow, and then sold the cow to buy his first car. He spent his teenage years building hot rods and drag racing cars. He enjoyed hanging out at the Dairy Mart and cruising the drag in downtown Corsicana in his red 1957 Chevy. During that time, he met his future bride, Betty Nell Harris. After graduation he attended college before joining the military.
Bud was a very hard worker. He and his friend Wayne �Butch� Maggard left for Camp Pendleton, California and joined the Marine Corp in 1964, where he served in the artillery division and earned the Marksman Rifle Badge. He later served the Army National Guard, engaged in multiple active duty assignments, and learned his future trade in telecommunications. He spent his entire progressive career of over 40 years working for the phone company as they went through government deregulation, working for Western Electric, Southwestern Bell, and AT&T. He later rose to become an Executive Leader with Lucent Technologies. Bud's most memorable work experience was working for Lucent Technologies in Tokyo, Japan as the Managing Director of Services and Operations for the entire Asian and Pacific Regions. In his later years, he later enjoyed living out his dream of moving back to Corsicana, where he worked on his ranch, spent time with family, and raised Black Angus cattle.
Bud married his teenage love, Betty Nell at North Benton Church of Christ in Corsicana on October 5, 1969. The two were blessed with sons Paul Ray �Chuck� Gorman and Jeff Mitchell Gorman. Putting his family first, he maintained a very close relationship with his boys. He passed down his strong work ethic and mechanical abilities, and taught them the value of respect and responsibility, often putting their needs in front of his own. Once his sons married, he loved his daughters- in- law and grandchildren dearly as well.
A steady, dependable man, Bud was the selfless heart of the family. He was the �go-to� person for advice and good reasoning, providing his mechanical service to friends and extended family. With his loving heart, he was a servant leader in his career and applied the same principles to his family and friends. He always told everyone, �Y'all take care of each other.� Bud had a great sense of humor and gave nick names to everyone he met. He enjoyed his vacations in Mexico, Colorado, Hawaii, and Australia, as well as his Bass fishing tournaments, hunting trips, and motorcycle riding with his sons.
Bud leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Betty Nell Gorman; his son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Amber Gorman, who reside in Double Oak, TX, their children, Cole, Jake, and Madison; and his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Lynnette Gorman, who reside in Blooming Grove, TX, and their children, Troy and Kaylan.
Bud's family has planned a visitation for Wednesday, July 21 from 6-8 PM at Corley Funeral Home. Services celebrating Bud's life will be held on Thursday, July 22 at 1 PM in the Magnolia Chapel of Corley Funeral Home, followed by burial at Oakwood Cemetery. Bud and Betty are members of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana, TX.


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Mr. Albert R. Gorman, 77, of Corsicana passed away Friday, July 16, 2021 at his residence. Friends and family are encouraged to gather for a visitation on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 6 to 8 in the evening at Corley Funeral Home. Services celebrating Albert's life will be held on Thursday July 22, 2021 at 1 in the afternoon in the Magnolia Chapel of Corley Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.


William Loyd Gowan
Jun 25, 1944 - Jul 15, 2021

William Loyd Gowan went home to Heaven at 12:05 pm on July 15, 2021 with his wife, Mary and their children at his side.
Loyd was born on June 25, 1944, to RT and Louise Gowan in Corsicana, Texas. Loyd grew up in Roane, Texas and attended school there through eighth grade. He graduated from Corsicana High School in May 1962.
Loyd met Mary North in the fall of 1962 and fell in love. They married on May 30, 1963. They were married for 58 years.
Loyd was a welder's helper and followed the pipeline crew for the next two years. He continued welding for the rest of his life. He became a member of the 798 Pipeline Union. He took his young wife and family around the United States for the next two years. He then started work for Mobil Oil Company. He worked for them until the spring of 1979, when he started his own business in Blooming Grove. Loyd's Welding was open for the next 37 years. He was inducted into the Masonic Lodge in July, 1977. He was a member of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge and a Scottish Rite Freemason. Loyd was a lifetime member of The National Rifle Association of America.
Loyd is survived by his wife, Mary Gowan; daughter, Marlyn Boyer and husband Tim, of Blooming Grove; son, Bill Gowan and wife Stephanie, of Blooming Grove; grandchildren, Naomi Kerr and husband Shawn, of College Station; Allyson Biggar, of Blooming Grove; Jacob Boyer and wife Lindy, of Memphis, Tennessee; Colton Gowan, of Blooming Grove; and Caden Gowan, of Blooming Grove; sister Peggy Graves and husband Henry, of Waxahachie, Texas; sister-in-law, Linda Gowan, of Duncan, Oklahoma; and aunt, Vickie Malone, of Duncan; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jerry, and uncle, W. T. Malone.
Friends and family are encouraged to gather for a visitation on Sunday, July 18, 2021 from 3 to 5 in the afternoon at Corley Funeral Home. Services celebrating Loyd's life will be held on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 10:30 in the morning in the Magnolia Chapel of Corley Funeral Home with Charky Marquis officiating. Burial will follow at New Chatfield Cemetery.
Arrangements especially for the Gowan family by Corley Funeral Home.
Corley Funeral Home.


William Loyd Gowan, 77, of Blooming Grove passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021 at his residence. The family invites you to visit Mr. Gowan's tribute page at for his complete life story and service information.


Kenneth Robert Dyer
Apr 5, 1948 - Jun 23, 2021
Kenneth Robert Dyer, 73, of Corsicana, Texas went to his heavenly home on June 23, 2021 while surrounded by family. Kenneth proudly served his country as a United States Marine 1966-1972. He was retired but had been employed by Oil City Iron Works and Guardian Glass in the areas of welding and maintenance.
Kenneth was born on April 5, 1948 to R.C. and Betty Jean Dyer in Frost, Texas. He spent most of his childhood and teenage years growing up in Malone, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his son Kenneth Robert Dyer, Jr. (Kenny) as well as his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sondra Dyer, his son and daughter in law Shannon & Shelly Dyer, his daughter and son in law Sonya & Robert Gegenheimer, his brother Gary Dyer and wife Beverly all of Corsicana, and his sister Sandra Markwardt of Fairfield, his sister and brother in law Alisia & Dan Greer of Corsicana, his sister in law Patricia Armstrong of Killeen, and his grandchildren Dustin Robinson, Dillon Robinson, Isabel Robinson, Mason Dyer, and Clayton Dyer as well as 5 great-grandchildren and a multitude of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Griffin & Roughton Funeral Home on Sunday, June 27, 2021 4-6 p.m. Services will be held at The Cowboy Church of Corsicana on Monday, June 28th at 2 p.m. with Bro. Derek Rogers officiating.
Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Armstrong, Clayton Dyer, Mason Dyer, Jarrett Greer, Dillon Robinson, and Dustin Robinson.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


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August Ernest Bartosh
Oct 21, 1936 - Jun 19, 2021
August E. Bartosh passed away June 19, 2021, at the age of 84.
August was born October 21, 1936 in Abbott, Texas to August V. and Rosie B. Bartosh. His mother worked as an electronic assembler. Growing up as the middle child of the family with his sister Rosa and his brother Ernest, August lived in West until age six, when he moved to Fort Worth. Their Czech heritage was very important to the Bartosh family.
August and his wife Marlene Turner were married in 1969, each bringing three children from a previous marriage. A real family man, August's children Patricia Bell, David Bartosh, and August E Bartosh, Jr. as well as Marlene's children Cynthia J Cavender, Melinda J Wood, and Rudy Johnson, Jr. all knew they were loved. They knew they could always count on him to lend a hand. He taught them that hard work would help them to achieve what they want from life.
August was a very hard worker. After serving our country for a year in the Army during the Berlin Crisis, he worked in maintenance for Texas Utilities for 37 years. Even after retiring, August stayed busy with his involvement in community activities, including the American Legion Post 22, Angels of Corsicana, neighborhood watch, and his local home owners' association. A very dependable man, he was always willing to help a neighbor in need. In his free time, August enjoyed going fishing and raising his vegetable garden. Above all else, he loved spending time with his family and friends. His wonderful sense of humor will be deeply missed.
August was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marlene T Bartosh, his step-daughter Cindy J Cavender and daughter-in-law Lory Bartosh. He is survived by his children Patricia R. Bell (Raymond), David L Bartosh, and August E. Bartosh/Sonny Jr. (Luke); his stepchildren Melinda J. Wood (Mike) and Rudy Johnson, Jr. (Patrice); his grandchildren Brandy R. Horne, Raymond C. Bell, Jr., Jessica Bartosh, Ryan Bartosh, Danielle Casper, Ellen Cavender (Joel Cottongim), Will Cavender, Marlene Stanley (Terry), Walt Wood, Jacob Johnson, and Zachary Johnson; as well as numerous great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
The family has planned a visitation on Friday, June 25, 2021 from 10 to 11 in the morning at Corley Funeral home, with the service following at 11 in the Magnolia Chapel. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Following the graveside service, dinner will be served at the American Legion Post 22 located at 632 N Beaton St in Corsicana and all are welcome to come.


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Katie Lee (Mayfield) Pulliam
Mar 12, 1927 - Jun 15, 2021
Katie Lee (Mayfield) Pulliam, 94, of Dawson, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at a Corsicana hospital. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19 at Liberty Hill Cemetery with Rev. David Barnum officiating.
Katie was born March 12, 1927 in Brownwood to Jay and Mary Ethel (Stewart) Mayfield. She was raised in Brownwood where she was a graduate of Brownwood High School. After marrying William "Bill" Pulliam, she traveled with him during his 22-year military career to various military installations around the globe including Scotland and England. They eventually moved to the Dawson/Navarro Mills area in 1975 where they owned and operated the Navarro Mills Marina for nearly 30 years. Katie dearly loved her family and especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their many sports endeavors over the years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother and two sisters; her husband, Bill in 2016 and two sons, Donnell Pulliam and Evan Leroy "Lee" Pulliam.
Survivors include two children, Sheryl Bragg and husband, Tom of Dawson and William Pulliam, Jr. and wife, Karen of Dawson; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, nine great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family members and friends.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.


Mary Frances (DeGeorgeo) Kormos
May 23, 1932 - Jun 8, 2021
Mary Frances Kormos, 89 of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 with her family by her side.
Mary owned and operated a Bridal Shop from 1973-2002 (25 years) with partners Andra Miller and Frances Breazeale. She was a member of the Alter Society for many years, and a treasured member of the parish. She was one of the oldest lifelong members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was a very devout christian, and a devoted catholic raising her children actively in the church. She donated the statue of the Virgin Mary to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in memory of her mother Frances DeGeorgeo, and it was dedicated on May 28, 1964. She was a also a graduate of Corsicana ISD and Navarro College.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Kormos; sons, Anthony Kormos and John Kormos; granddaughter, Talia Kormos and great grandson, Kinsler Davis; four sisters and three brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Smith and husband Steve; son, Joey Kormos and wife Cindy; sister, Annie DeBello; grandchildren, Chad Davis and wife Kari, Shae Smith and wife Laney, Chris Davis and wife Jessica, Michael Kormos and wife Christa, Scott Kormos and wife Laine, Shae Kormos and wife Haley, Sloan Kormos and wife Alex, Tony Kormos and wife Christina, Macayla Kormos and Courtney Edgecomb. Great grandchildren, Merrissa Davis, Shyanne Smith, Michael Martin, Hunter Smith, Rivers Kormos, Kinsley Kormos, Kade Kormos, Lawson Kormos, Peyson Corley, Jase Davis, Cayman Smith, Kypton Davis, Brysen Davis, Joclyn Davis, Letty Kormos and expecting Jack Kormos in August 2021 and a host of nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her lifelong friends, Andra Miller and Frances Breazeale.
Donations or memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in memory of Mary Frances Kormos.
Visitation with the family will be Thursday, June 10th from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Rosary will be held Thursday, June 10th at 6 p.m. in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home officiated by Deacon Lewis Palos. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 11, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church officiated by Father Juan Carlos Marim Cortez. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chad Davis, Shae Smith, Chris Davis, Sloan Kormos, Michael Kormos, Scott Kormos, Shae Kormos and Tony Kormos.


Katherine "Kay" (Beaton) Sharp
Jul 1, 1918 - Apr 26, 2021
Katherine �Kay� Beaton Sharp, 102, of Corsicana, Tx passed away on 26th of April 2021 in Corsicana, Tx.
Kay was born in Corsicana on the 1st of July 1918 to Walter Beaton and Roberta Whitaker Beaton. She grew up in Corsicana with her younger sister, Roberta Beaton Eyberg, and attended local schools until she went to Texas State College for Women (now Texas Woman's University), in Denton, where she was an art major. Her great-grandfather was Alexander Beaton, for whom Corsicana's Beaton Street is named. Growing up, Kay was very active in the Camp Fire Girls and later was employed by them, becoming an official in the organization. During World War II, she traveled to Kalamazoo, Michigan to marry Lieutenant William George Sharp, whom she met in Corsicana. Their only child, Richard Beaton Sharp, was born soon after the War ended. Bill took a job with an oil field supply company and the family began a life filled with numerous moves -- living in various places in Texas and Louisiana. Bill then went into the international side of the company, which took the family to Caracas, Venezuela, New York City and lastly to Houston. Along the way, Kay accompanied Bill on many trips throughout the world. Upon retirement, they returned to Corsicana to enjoy a quieter lifestyle -- but they managed to travel abroad frequently to visit old sights and acquaintances. In Corsicana, Kay enjoyed gardening and playing bridge -- she was healthy and active enough to be able to do that the week she died. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution through John McKinney, the father of Reverend Hampton McKinney (the first settler in Corsicana), who helped found the First Methodist Church. Kay was an active member of the church and president of her Sunday school class. She also initiated a program, for which she was widely acclaimed, to restore the stained-glass windows of the church. Kay leaves behind her son, Dick Sharp and daughter-in-law Marge White; two grandchildren, Chris Sharp and his wife, Kyra and Katie Sharp and her husband, Mike Weinbrecht; and one great-grandson, William David Sharp. She also leaves behind two step-grandchildren, Kim Koste and Kevin White and a step great-grandson, Julian Koste and a step great-granddaughter, Elena Kaspar.
To honor Kay's life, the family has scheduled a visitation on the 29th of April 2021, from 6 to 8 in the evening at Corley Funeral Home. A service celebrating Kay's life will be held on the 30th of April 2021, at 1 o'clock in the evening at First United Methodist Church of Corsicana, with Rev. Mike Kerzee and Rev. Kaitlynn Shannon officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Arrangements especially for the Sharp Family by Corley Funeral Home.


Mrs. Katherine "Kay" Beaton Sharp, 102, of Corsicana passed away Monday, April 26, 2021 at Navarro Regional Hospital. To honor Kay's life, the family held a visitation on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Corley Funeral Home. Services celebrating Kay's life were held on Friday, April 30, 2021 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Kerzee and Rev. Kaitlynn Shannon officiating. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery. Please visit and select the Katherine "Kay" Beaton Sharp obituary for her complete life story.


Billy Ray Langford
Sep 25, 1931 - Jul 18, 2021

It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved Billy Ray Langford of Wills Point, Texas, born in Van, Texas, who passed away at the age of 89, on July 18, 2021. You can send your sympathy in the guestbook provided and share it with the family. You may also light a candle in honor of Billy Ray Langford or send a beautiful flower arrangement to the funeral service.

He was predeceased by : his parents, Jake William Langford and Essie Lee Allen Langford; his wife Betty Jean Langford (Tindell); his siblings, Lou Nelson, Pauline Baines, Iva Melton and Emmett Langford; his great grandchild Hanna Mack; and his son-in-law Michael Runion.

He is survived by : his daughters, Janet Gollehon (Tommy Macalik) of Ennis, TX and Sandra Runion of Blooming Grove, TX; his grandchildren, Angela Carrillo of Ennis, TX, Lori Raxter of Waco, TX, Dana Contreras of Corsicana, TX, Jamie Leigh Ray of Blooming Grove, TX and Dustin Gollehon of Ennis, TX; his nephew Billy Jack McCormick of Wills Point, TX; and his nieces, Linda McGehee of Wills Point, TX, Lisa Nelson of Wills Point, TX and Sherry Williams of Wills Point, TX. He is also survived by twenty great grandchildren; eleven great-great grandchildren.

Visitation was held on Friday, July 23rd 2021 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Hiett's Lybrand Funeral Home (1701 Goodnight Blvd, Wills Point, TX 75169). A funeral service was held on Friday, July 23rd 2021 at 4:00 PM at the same location. A burial was held on Saturday, July 24th 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Dresden Cemetery (13672 FM744, Barry, TX 75102).

Dessie Lee (Davis) Whittenberg-Brown
Aug 31, 1911 - Jan 12, 1956

Mrs. Sid Brown, 44, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Griffin Funeral Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bob Evans, assisted by Rev. Hoyt Hefner, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a daughter, Carolyn Jane Brown, Corsicana; a step-daughter, Mrs. Wanda June Ewing, Los Angeles; a son Bobby L. Whittenberg, Corsicana; two step-sons, Edward Eugene Brown, California, and Billy M. Brown, U. S. Army; a grandson, Steven David Whittenberg, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. L. C. Warren, Purdon; parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Davis, Purdon; grandmother, Mrs. G. L. Lane, Port Arthur, and other relatives.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jan 12, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Everitt Clay Whittenberg married Aug. 25, 1929 2nd Sid Brown; d/o Ira A. Davis & Viletta (Lane) Davis

Sid "Buster" Brown
Feb 7, 1906 - May 15, 1960

Rites Pending For Sid Brown

Funeral services for Sid (Buster) Brown are still incomplete Wednesday but Rev. Gene Welch, pastor of the Anthony Drive Baptist church, Ennis, and Rev. Ray Turner, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church, will conduct the rites. Interment will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

A carpenter here, Mr. Brown, 54, died suddenly at Ennis Sunday afternoon.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Sid Brown, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Wanda June Morton, San Diego, Calif., and Carolyn Brown, Corsicana; two sons, Eugene Brown, Wilmington, Calif., and Billy Burl Brown, U. S. Army in Germany who is en route home; four grandchildren; three brothers, Oscar Brown, Beaumont, Joe Brown, Kerens, and Preston Brown, Euless; one sister, Mrs. Laura Carroll, Dallas; two step-sons, Roy Whittenburg, Austin, and Leroy Gullett, Ennis; three step-daughters, Mrs. Jean Lane, Pursley, Mrs. Joyce Bruton and Mrs. Patsy Petty, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Griffin Funeral Home directs.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., May 18, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Hattie Evelyn (Franks) Brown 2nd wife Tommie (Newlin) Brown married Apr. 5, 1930 3rd wife Dessie Lee (Davis) Whittenberg-Brown 4th wife Clessie Mae Ella (Hankins) Gullett-Brown-Warren s/o William Brown per death certificate


Brown Services Set For Friday

Funeral services for Sid Brown will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from Griffin Chapel with Rev. Gene Welch, pastor of the Anthony Drive Baptist church, Ennis, and Rev. Ray Turner, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church, conducting the final rites. Interment will be in Hamilton cemetery.

A carpenter here, Mr. Brown, 54, died suddenly at Ennis Sunday afternoon.

Survivors other than the widow of Corsicana are two daughters, Mrs. Wanda June Morton, San Diego, Calif., and Carolyn Brown, Corsicana; two sons, Eugene Brown, Wilmington, Calif., and Billy Burl Brown, U. S. Army in Germany who is en route home; four grandchildren; three brothers, Oscar Brown, Beaumont, Joe Brown, Kerens, and Preston Brown, Euless; one sister, Mrs. Laura Carroll, Dallas; two step-sons, Roy Whittenburg, Austin, and Leroy Gullett, Ennis; three step-daughters, Mrs. Jean Lane, Pursley, Mrs. Joyce Bruton and Mrs. Patsy Petty, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. Hagler, Clyde Anglin, H. O. Valentine, J. M. Gilbert, Roy Collins, Tommy Wheeler, Edwin Scoggins and Elton Marr.

Griffin Funeral Home directs.


Laura Lee (Harrington) Britton
May 15, 1952 - Oct 21, 2017

Tyler TX � Laura Lee (Harrington) Britton departed this life on October 21, 2017 to join her parents David Samuel Thomas Harrington & Betty Louise (Lontz) Harrington, sister Barbara Ann (Harrington) Tatom, brother Steven David Harrington and two infant sisters who both died at birth, and her nephew Sean McQueen

She was born May 15, 1952 in Chicago Heights, Illinois; she graduated in 1970 from Portage Central High School, Portage, Michigan.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years Kenneth R Britton, Winnsboro; son & daughter in law Michael Lee (Michele) Harrington, Gatesville, Texas; son & daughter in law Christopher Kenneth (Tiffani) Britton, Petersburg, Indiana; 5 granddaughters: Cassie, Denetra, Kiara, Breanna & Kinzlee; 2 grandson: Garrett & Noah and 1 great grandson Aenjel; one sister Karen McQueen, Illinois and many nieces, nephew and friends. She had no daughters but was honored to have two very special nieces Sandy Gomez and Kelly See; Her nephew Robert Gomez was someone that she depended on to help her husband when she needed help getting up when she would fall.

She enjoyed spending her days playing games on her phone, watching TV, spending time with family and friends, having her alone time when her husband would go support the kids of Winnsboro.

There will be a graveside service on November 18 @ 11 am at Hamilton Beeman cemetery in Retreat, TX outside of Corsicana. At the time of her burial, her and her sister Barbara will be laid to rest together.


  • w/o Kenneth R. Britton married Oct 2, 1978; d/o David Samuel Thomas Harrington & Betty Louise (Lontz) Harrington

Claude Kelley
Nov 10, 1888 - Sep 4, 1956

Rites Wednesday For Claud Kelley

Claude Kelly of Kaufman died in Cleburne Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Hoyt Hefner, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Kaufman; four sons, Paul Kelly, Houston; Arthur Ray Kelly, Cleburne; William D. Kelly, Corsicana, and Claude Allen Kelly, Kaufman; four daughters, Mrs. Verna Mae Cowley, Covington; Mrs. Sue Kennedy, Grandview; Mrs. A. L. Fitzgerald and Mrs. J. W. Jackson, both of Corsicana; 20 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Maggie Knight, Tyler, and a brother, Arthur Kelly, Texarkana.

Pallbearers will be Frank Black, Frank Belcher, Frank Richards, Z. W. Wilbank, Tom Thompson and A. T. Hardaway.


John Patrick Kelly, Jr.
Jun 2, 1931 - Oct 26, 1974

John P. Kelly Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for John P. (Pat) Kelly Jr., 43, of Corsicana who died in Dallas Saturday after a lengthy illness.

Rev. Jim Ray and Rev. Dwight E. Allen will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman cemetery.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; a son, Ricky Kelly of Dallas; three daughters, Shelly Kelly, Angela Morris and Denice Morris all of Corsicana and his mother, Mrs. Minnie Kelly of Corsicana.

Pallbearers include Ernest Douglas, David Rutherford, Wayne Douglas, Don Douglas, W. W. Seago Jr., and Howard Sego.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct. 28, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Billie Mae (McConnell) Kelly-Johnston 2nd wife Elizabeth Ann Beth (Tucker) Morris-Kelly-Simmons-MacGeorge; s/o John Patrick Kelly, Sr. & Minnie Ruth (Douglas) Kelly

John Patrick Kelly, Sr.
Apr 4, 1904 - Sep 26, 1960

Hold Services For John Kelly

Final rites for John Kelly, 56, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel, Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, Missionary Baptist minister, officiated. Interment was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Kelly was a retired officer of the Corsicana police force, serving for 17 years before being forced to retire because of ill health. Death came early Monday following an extended illness.

A native of Houston, Kelly was a deputy constable here before becoming a member of the police force. He was a long-time Corsicana resident and member of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Survivors, other than the widow, are a son, John Kelly, Jr., two grandchildren, Ricky Lynn and Deborah Kay Kelly, all of Corsicana and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Cliff Bell, Wendell Selby, Frank Chapman, W. W. Wiswell, Robert Robinson and O. O. Pickering.


Franklin Mark Kelly
Apr 18, 1934 - Mar 18, 1936


Funeral services for Franklin Mark Kelly, age two years, who died at the family home 1404 West Eleventh avenue Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, were held from the residence at 10 o'clock Thursday morning. The rites were conducted by Rev. Houston Birmingham. Interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Kelly; three brothers, Paulie Kelly, Arthur Ray Kelly, Billy Kelly, all of Corsicana; four sisters, Miss Ernie Mae Kelly, Cloverton; Mrs. Vesta Lee Fitzgerald, Corsicana, Enola Kelly and Maxine Kelly, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.


Emma Louise (Gray) Kelton
Dec 23, 1870 - Oct 30, 1959

Long Illness Fatal Friday To Mrs. Kelton

Mrs. L. E. Kelton, Sr., 88, died at the family hone, 612 West Second avenue, Friday at 6:40 a. m. following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Floyd E. Johnson, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which Mrs. Kelton had been a long-time member.

She was the widow of the late Dr. L. E. Kelton, Sr., prominent physician and surgeon, who died June 19, 1940.

Born, Emma Gray, December 23, 1870 in Savannah, Tenn., Mrs. Kelton came to Navarro county 83 years ago. She and Dr. Kelton were married in 1894, and she had resided at the family home here for the past 53 years.

Surviving are three sons, Dr. Leslie E. Kelton, Jr., Corsicana; Phil L. Kelton, Dallas, and David C. Kelton, Corsicana; a daughter, Miss Elizabeth Kelton, Corsicana; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John Corley, George Weinschel, Hubert Braselton, Kay Tatum, Robert Carson, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, Lloyd G. Kerr, John Taylor, Etheridge King, Dr. A. W. Rogers, George Gillespie, B. L. Sanders, Jr., Jay Silverberg and W. E. Presley.


Harriette Dolly �Dolly� (Downes) Kelton
Mar 28, 1906 - Mar 2, 2010
Kelton, Harriette "Dolly" Dolly Kelton, age 103, quietly passed away on March 2, 2010 after a short illness. She had a zest for life, a wonderful sense of humor and maintained a twinkle in her eye until the end of her life. Dolly taught at the Hockaday School, having been recruited by Ms. Ela Hockaday in 1925 (at age 19) to come to Texas from her home near Boston, Mass. Dolly was also a counselor at Camp Waldemar near Hunt, Texas for many years. She was more than a teacher and counselor to the girls she taught... she was their friend. Many of those friendships endure to this day. Whether you called her teacher or counselor or friend, Dolly was the epitome of a gentle and genteel lady. She will join in death her late husband, Philip L. Kelton, Sr., a founding partner of the Strasburger Price Law Firm, and the reunion will be glorious. She was mother to two sons, Philip, Jr., a surgeon at Baylor University Medical Center Hospital and David, an attorney, arbitrator and mediator. She is survived by her sons, two daughters-in-law, four grandsons, two great granddaughters and many nieces and nephews. Dolly Kelton was a wonderful wife, mother and friend and will be sorely missed. A visitation is scheduled from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm Friday, March 5, 2010, at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, March 6, 2010, at Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest Highway Chapel.


  • Dallas Morning News - Mar 4, 2010
  • Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home and Cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Born Boston, Mass. w/o Phillip Llewellyn Kelton, Sr buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, TX; d/o Phillip H. Downes & Harriette E. (Winkler) Downes


Ida Verdie Melvin (Whitfield) Odom
Jun 28, 1886 - May 27, 1956

Mrs. Odom Dies In Fort Worth

Mrs. Verdie Odom, 69, died at her home, 7409 Stagecoach Road, Fort Worth, Sunday morning. She was born June 28, 1886, in Mississippi.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, Russell Odom, Fort Worth; Horace and Tony Odom, both of Lubbock; two daughters, Mrs. H. O. Middleton, Fort Worth, and Mrs. R. T. Stubbs, Corsicana; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a brother, Marcus Whitfield, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Gene Stubbs, Gilbert Stubbs, Leroy Stubbs, Clyde Stubbs, John W. Stubbs and O. B. O. B. Mobbley.


Grace Lee (Wood) Odom
Aug 30, 1906 - Mar 7, 1973

Mrs. Odom

Funeral services were to be held today at 2 p.m. in the Corley Chapel for Mrs. Grace Odom, 66, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Dean Bearden was to officiate, and burial was to be at Hamilton Cemetery.

Mrs. Odom was a native of Franklin, Tennessee, but had lived in Corsicana most of her life. She attended the Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Leonard Ray Odom, College Station; and Ronnie Odom, Huntsville; two daughters, Mrs. Ray Whitfield, of Dallas and Mrs. Billy Gordon of Corsicana; three brothers, Homer D. Ward, Dallas; Otto Wood, Corsicana; and Cecil Wood, Utah; one sister, Mrs. W. H. Harold, Franklin, Tennessee; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were to be Neil Donaho, Aubrey Drain, Bill Grimes, Larry Heathcote, Ben Heathcote, and Preston Norwood.


Ludie Brown (Cook) Odom
May 16, 1901 - Sep 27, 1974

Mrs. Ludie Odom

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ludie B. Odom, 74, resident of 2105 West 15th St., and native of Angus who was pronounced dead on arrival to Memorial Hospital Friday night.

She was a housewife and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Rev. James F. Lockerd will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. T. E. Lewis of Grand Prairie; a grandson; T. E. Lewis III of Corsicana; two granddaughters, Mrs. Dennis Parham and Denise Lewis both of Grand Prairie; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Addie Lennon of Corsicana.

Pallbearers include Merle Lennon, Leonard Odom, Ronny Odom, Bill Gordon, Roland Sherrard Jr., and Mitchell Dockery.


Rube Lee Odom
Jun 10, 1898 - Jan 12, 1961

Rube Odom Dies On Thursday

Rube Odom, 62, long-time Corsicana resident, died Thursday at Memorial hospital following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Rev. Jack Bell, Wortham minister, and Oscar Gunther, Assembly of God pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

A native of Tennessee, Odom had resided in Corsicana since 1919. He had lived on Navarro Drive the past 18 years. Odom was employed in the foundry division of Bethlehem Steel for 16 years.

Survivors other than the widow of Corsicana, are two daughters, Mrs. Ray Whitfield, Dallas, and Mrs. Billy Gordon, Corsicana; two sons, Leonard and Ronney Odom, both of Corsicana; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dewey Wood, Gene Wood, James Berry, J. B. French, Otis Atkeisson and P. B. Odom.


Tony Dee Odom
Dec 15, 1907 - May 24, 1962

Tony D. Odom Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Tony D. Odom were to be conducted at Corley chapel Saturday at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, officiating and burial in Hamilton Cemetery.

Odom, 55, died in Grandfield, Okla., Thursday. He was a native of Navarro county and formerly of Corsicana.

Surviving are four brothers, Wilbur and Marcus Odom, both of Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. H. O. Middleton, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Richard Stubbs, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were to be John Stubbs, John W. Stubbs, Gene Stubbs, Clyde Stubbs, Charlie Tramel and Brook Runnels.


Douglas Keith Cravens
Dec 20, 1957 - Apr 8, 2013
Keith "Coondog" Cravens 55, lost his courageous battle with cancer on April 8, 2013 surrounded in love by family in Houston, Texas. Keith was born December 20, 1957 in Corsicana, Texas. He is survived by his son and best friend Ben Cravens, his loving partner Megan Stephens and her daughters Lauren and Abby Stephens, his mother JoAnne Cravens and father James Franklin Cravens, three brothers, James, Kenneth, and Brian Cravens, and sister Carol Childre Cravens, Jennifer and Glenn Schwartz, nephews: David Cravens, Michael Cravens, Ryan Robbins, and Carter Cravens, nieces: Rachel Robbins Martin, Leigh Cravens, Devon Cravens, Sarah Childre, and Natalie Cravens, and many loving cousins and friends that were like family. Keith graduated from Spring High School in 1976. He graduated from The University of Texas in May of 1991 with a BBA in Finance, and had a successful career in commercial real estate. Keith loved watching UT and Texans football, fishing, being with friends, and enjoying the outdoors. Most of all, Keith loved spending time with his son, Ben. He was caring, honest, and generous to all who were lucky enough to cross his path. Coondog was one of a kind and will be missed dearly, but his spirit will live on in the hearts and memories of all who knew and loved him. A special thank you to all the family and friends who have loved and supported Keith over the past 2 � years.
Visitation will be held 6-8pm Wednesday. Funeral services will be held 10am Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Northside Christian Church 18606 Kuykendahl Spring,TX. Interment will follow at Klein Memorial Park FM 2920. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to
The Keith Cravens Trust c/o Chase Bank or Mack, Jack, and McConaughey Foundation-Austin,TX.


Lawrence Otis Hoffman, Sr.
Jun 7, 1875 - Jul 17, 1965

Monday Rites For Retired Railroad Man

L. O. Hoffman, Sr., 90, native of Ellis county, retired railroad employe, died in Malakoff Saturday.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 10 a.m. with burial in the
Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. O. Hendry, pastor of the Emhouse Baptist church.

He had resided at Emhouse for 35 years.

Surviving are a son, L. O. Hoffman, Jr., Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. R. E. Nokes, Malakoff; Mrs. D. C. Beauchamp, Waxahachie, and Mrs. Curtis Wilcox, Corsicana; 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.


Wilma Jo (Hissam) Dixon
Sep 8, 1937 - Jun 9, 2021
Together at last.

Wilma J. Dixon, 83, of Blooming Grove, passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

Wilma was born September 8, 1937, in Fittstown Oklahoma to parents Thelma and Fred Hissam. Wilma and her husband Robert Wallace were married for 60 years before his passing and had three children.

Wilma is preceded in death by her husband Robert Wallace Dixon, parents Thelma and Fred Hissam, sister Donna Petersen, and niece Dorothy "Dotty" Land.

Survived by son Vance Dixon and wife Paula, son Robert Dixon, Daughter Leslie and Abel Villegas. Grandchildren Robby Dixon, Kevin Dixon and wife Lilly, Sean Dixon, Kirk Edmonson, Hunter Dixon. Great Grandsons Tristan, Sean, and Stetson and great granddaughter Hollis. As well as a host of friends and extended family as well as her cat Bootsie.

The family has planned a service on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 11 o'clock in the morning in The Magnolia Chapel at Corley Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.


Barney Leo Newton
Sep 30,1934 - Jul 13, 2021

Barney Leo Newton, 86, of Ruidoso, New Mexico, died July 13, 2021.
Mr. Newton was born September 30, 1934, in Decatur, Texas, to J. Frank and Lilla Newton.
Barney attended Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport, Texas. He attended University of North Texas graduating in 1955 with a degree in Education. He later received his master's degree in Administration and completed several hours towards his PhD.
Barney married Sonya Youngblood Newton on June 1, 1954. They have three children together. He began teaching and coaching football in McKinney, Texas, and later in Plano, Texas. Barney was the principal of Plano High School, later becoming Plano Senior High, for 10 years before moving to San Antonio, Texas. He and Sonya lived in San Antonio for 23 years while Barney was the principal at Alamo Heights High School and Christian Heritage School. Barney served as an Elder at Northside Church of Christ for many years.
In 2000, Barney and Sonya retired to Ruidoso, New Mexico. Barney remained actively involved with his church, his family, and the animals that visited his cabin.
Barney is survived by his wife, Sonya Newton of Ruidoso, NM; three children Rickey Newton (Joanne) of Corsicana, Texas, Randy Newton of Wylie, Texas, and Kim Sharp (Richard) of San Antonio, Texas; nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren with another on the way.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother and his two brothers, Billy Gene Newton and A.D. Newton; and his mother and father-in-law, Cyril and Glondon Youngblood.

Funeral Service will be held 10:00am Saturday, July 17th at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas




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Steven Wayne Mangrum
Nov 30, 1934 - Jul 13, 2021
Steven Wayne Mangrum passed away at his home on July 19, 2021, at the age of 64.

Steven was born on November 17, 1956 in Dallas to Willie Ray and Mary Francis (White) Mangrum. His father was a truck driver, while his mother worked in manufacturing. Growing up in Pleasant Grove with his siblings James, Roxann, and Donna, he enjoyed spending time with his family. He especially loved hunting and fishing in Buffalo. He graduated from H. Grady Spruce High School in 1976.

Steven met his wife Carol Elaine at the Devonair Dance Hall. They both loved to dance. The pair were married on November 26, 1986 in Ovilla. He loved his children Jason Mangrum, Justin Mangrum, Chris Wood, Brandy Wood, Tom Wood, and Fancy Wood, and really enjoyed being a grandpa, loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Steven worked as a pipe fitter, working on fire sprinklers. He enjoyed the challenge of the job. One time he almost cut his finger off while at work, which caused him to be late to his own wedding that evening. When he wasn't hard at work, Steven enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved archery, and was a member of several archery clubs. He was also very proud of his stud horse Playboy, and was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association.

Steven was best known for his bald head, beard, and overalls. He was kind of a clown, and liked to cut up a lot and make others laugh, often asking "What's kickin', chicken?" He really loved spending time with family and friends in Buffalo, and always looked forward to Thanksgiving when all the family would get together. He loved steak, catfish, and anything his wife Carol would cook for him.

He was preceded in death by his wife Carol, father Willie Ray Mangrum, sister Roxann Maxey and granddaughter Meredith Wood.

Steven leaves behind his children Jason Mangrum and his wife Amanda Mangrum, Justin Mangrum, Chris Wood and his wife Kathy Wood, Brandy Wood, Tom Wood, and Fancy Wood; mother Mary Mangrum; his grandchildren Abigail Mangrum, Alyssa Wood, Kyanne Mangrum, Kayley Marie Cumro and her husband Christian, Trevor Wood, Garret Wood, Eli Wood, and Boomer Mcilvain; his great grandchildren Liam Cumro, Levi Cumro, Kasen Wood, and Presley Cumro; as well as a nephew and five nieces.

The family would like to send a special thank you to Texas Oncology, Guardian Healthcare, and Bristol Hospice-Pathways for their care of our dad during this difficult time.

Steven's family has planned a visitation on Monday, July 26 from 6-8 in the evening at Corley Funeral Home. His funeral service will be Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 11 AM at Corley Funeral Home followed by interment at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.


Charles Edward "Eddie" Lewis
Dec 26, 1944 - Aug 9, 2021
Eddie Lewis, age 76, of Abbott, passed away Monday evening, August 9, 2021, at West Rest Haven.

Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 13, 2021 at First Baptist Church of West, with Dr. John Crowder officiating. Graveside service will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Aderhold Funeral Home Chapel.

Eddie was born December 26, 1944 in Decatur, the son of Charles and Evelynn (Washburn) Lewis. He was a 1963 graduate of Arlington Heights High School. Eddie also attended Baylor University receiving a Bachelors in Music in 1967, and Southwest Seminary receiving a Masters of Divinity in Music. On June 23, 1993, he was united in marriage to Melanie Tipping in Jamaica. Eddie was a member of First Baptist Church in Richardson. He was also a member of Vocal Majority and Baylor Alumni. He worked for A T & T in Richardson for many years before retiring in 2018. Eddie enjoyed trying new recipes, cooking for everyone, traveling and fishing every chance he was able to. He had a special gift of music and enjoyed singing, writing the lyrics to songs, and playing the piano. He was an avid sports fan of all Baylor sports, the Dallas Cowboys, Duke Basketball, and Liverpool soccer. Eddie loved God, family and his country and especially cherished time spent with his family. He was the most patient, nicest man any person could meet and will be dearly missed by all.

Eddie is preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Betty Lewis; and a brother, Tommy Lewis.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 28 years, Melanie Lewis of Abbott; son, Kemper Lewis and wife Laura of Buffalo, NY; daughter, Heather Lewis and partner Kelly of Milo, ME; step sons, Eric Pustejovsky and wife Channa, Scott Pustejovsky, and Kyle Pustejovsky and wife Sayla; grandchildren, Kamryn & Kaden Lewis, Brayden & Kadence Pustejovsky, Jordan & Michael Pustejovsky, and John Pustejovsky; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Steve Tipping, Jason Wilson, Will Tipping, Jordan Pustejovsky, Michael Pustejovsky, and Brayden Pustejovsky.


  • Aderhold Funeral Home, West, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Arlington Heights High School grad. 1963
  • 1st wife Ruth Ann (Dobriski) Lewis 2nd wife Melanie Lou (Tipping) Pustejovsky-Lewis married Jun 23, 1993; s/o Charles Culberson Lewis & Comora Evelynn (Washburn) Lewis

Ann Jeannette (Barrett) Griffin
Oct 20, 1975 - Aug 13, 2021

Annjeannette Griffin was born on October 20, 1975 and passed away on August 13, 2021 at home with her family in Joshua, Texas.

Annjeannette had just celebrated her 28th wedding anniversary with her husband John Griffin.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter Alyshia and two sons John Jr. and Trey. She was blessed to have three Grandchildren, Jayden, Cameron and Arien living in the same home.

Annjeannette was preceded in death by her mother Kathy Barrett, her brother John and her �daddy� John A. Henry who raised, loved and supported her.

The family will find strength in your prayers as she will be missed by many and she will live on in their hearts.


  • Submitted by Polly Winn
  • Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX
  • w/o John Byrd Griffin, married Jun 26, 1993; d/o Michael David Barrett & Kathryn Ann (Rogers) Barrett

Sudie Otelia �Sue� (Mantooth) Rogers
Oct 20, 1904 - May 14, 1976

Mrs. Rogers

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. H. T. (Sue) Rogers, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. David Hale will officiate and burial will be at the Hamilton-Beeman cemetery.

Mrs. Rogers was a member of the North Side Baptist Church and a resident of Corsicana for 40 years. She is survived by her husband, H. T. Rogers of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. R. H. Stevenson, Arlington; a grandson, Craig Stevenson, Arlington; three sisters, Mrs. Maurice Malone, Lufkin, Mrs. Jack Cook, Victoria, and Mrs. Earl Johnson, Vidor.


William Sydney Rogers
Jun 9, 1939 - Oct 29, 1957

Friday Rites For Bill Rogers

Funeral rites for William Sidney (Bill) Rogers, 18, Trinidad, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the First Baptist church at Baytown, formerly of Northside Baptist church here, and Rev. Guy Phillips, pastor of the Assembly of God church. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Rogers was a sophomore student in Texas A. and M. College on a James Collins Scholarship after graduating from Corsicana High School in 1956. He was a member of the Corsicana band. He was en route home from A. and M. College Tuesday at 8 p.m. when his pick-up truck figured in a head-on collision with a car driven by Conner Armstrong, 44, Giddings who also was killed.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James J. and Florence Streblow Rogers, Route 1, Trinidad, Creslenn Ranch, former Corsicana residents, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Streblow, Fend-du-Lac, Wis., and W. G. Rogers, Corsicana, and other relatives.


B&D May 24, 1956

McCaslin Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy McCaslin, Route 4, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning, were held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Hamilton Cemetery, where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Charles Roger McCaslin; a sister, Martha Sue McCaslin, all of Route 4 and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mills McCaslin, Kerens, and Mr. and Mrs. Sol Ross, Powell.

Corley directed.


Roy Roger Q. McCaslin
Apr 8, 1921 - May 14, 1964

Roy McCaslin Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Roy McCaslin, 43, were held at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley chapel Saturday with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Rev. Mr. Heath of Kemp conducted the rites.

McCaslin was a resident of Kemp for the past three years. He died Thursday.

Survivors are his wife; a son, Charles Roger McCaslin; a daughter, Martha Sue McCaslin, Kemp; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mills McCaslin, Kerens; a brother, Emmett McCaslin; a niece, Donnie McCaslin, both of Kerens, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. G. Rash, Hamp Pierce, Jude Perry, Omis Cook, Bill McFall, W. H. Foster, June McCaslin and Walter Boyd.


Haskell Leon Speer
Apr 9, 1916 - Mar 3, 1973

MILFORD - Graveside rites and burial were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Milford Cemetery for Haskell L. Speer, 56, native of Milford who died Saturday in San Antonio where he had lived for 26 years. Funeral services were at 7 p.m. Monday in San Antonio at the Alamo Funeral Chapel. The Rev. James Aldridge, pastor of Frost Baptist Church, officiated at the graveside rites. He died at his home of a heart attack.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Dea Speer, San Antonio; one daughter, Mrs. Nancy Lou Tondre of Woodbridge, England; a son, Jerald Thomas Speer, Dallas; his mother, Mrs. T.K. Speer, Frost; a sister, Mrs. Edna Woodland, Frost; two brothers, Hugh Tom Speer, Hillsboro, and Marvin O. Speer, Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.


Velma Lorene (Woodruff) Boswell
Jun 07, 1915 - Jul 28, 1961

Rites Sunday Mrs. Boswell

Services for Mrs. H. K. (Lorene) Boswell, 46, of Fort Worth who died Friday, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist Church at Barry with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Larner, pastor.

Surviving are her husband of Fort Worth; two sons, Gene Boswell, El Paso, and Gary Boswell, Fort Worth; a daughter, Karen Boswell, Fort Worth; mother, Mrs. S. A. Woodruff, Barry; three brothers, Preston and Lawrence Woodruff, both of Dallas, and Elbert Woodruff, Barry; a sister, Miss Willie Fern Woodruff, Barry, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were George Mitchell, Wayne Mitchell, Buell Robinson, Leone Reed, Lowell Reed and Marshall Massengale.

Corley directed.


George Benjamin Scott, Sr.
Oct 17, 1869 - Dec 30, 1955

Sunday Services For G. B. Scott, 86, retired farmer, who died at his home, 704 South Twenty-Ninth, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

A native of Burnet county, Texas, Scott had resided in Corsicana 36 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, G. B. Scott, Jr., Corsicana; Norris Scott, Houston, and Wesley Scott, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. D. C. Baker, Lubbock, and Mrs. Frances Magneson, French Gulch, Calif.; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; a brother Frank Elkins, Melvin, Texas and other relatives.

The WOW provided pallbearers and conducted graveside rites.



Retired Farmer Expires Friday

G. B. Scott, 86, retired farmer, died at his home, 704 South Twenty-Ninth street, Friday night.

A native of Burnet county, Scott had resided in Corsicana 36 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, G. B. Scott, Jr., Corsicana; Norris Scott, Houston and Wesley Scott, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. D. C. Baker, Lubbock, and Mrs. Frances Magneson, French Gulch, Calif.; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank Elkins, Melvin, Texas, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The WOW will provide pallbearers and will conduct the graveside rites.


George Orville Scott
May 29, 1919 - Jan 19, 1970

George Scott Dies Monday

George O. Scott, 50, a native of Weldon, Texas, died Monday at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. at the College Hill Church of Christ. The rites will be conducted by Lethal Roberts, with interment in Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife Mrs. Jimmie M. Scott of Corsicana; three sons, Wayne, Gary and Hal Scott all of Corsicana; one daughter, Kathy Scott of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Bertha Grimes of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be J. D. Wright, Clortho Reamy, Boyd McNeil, Jessie Prater, Wayne Oldroyd, William Don Smith, Sr., Willie Winters and Elem Grimes.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the services.


Mamie Ethel (Jolley) Scott
Nov 5, 1904 - Dec 2, 1972

Mrs. Scott

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Mamie Scott, 68, native of Ellis County, former resident of Palestine and resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. James McKee and Rev. S. R. Quattlebaum will officiate, and burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, O. M. Scott of Corsicana; three sons, Gordon Scott of Hobbs, N. M., Orlen Scott of Midland, and Harold Scott of Corsicana; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Jim Townsend of Winona and Mrs. D. Townsend of Midland; two nieces and two nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Carter, Bill Christian, Bud Moore, Jack Baggett, Gene Sission, Lloyd Robinson, Ben Sharpley and Kelton Kupper.


Norris Oliver Scott, Sr.
Jun 22, 1902 - Feb 25, 1970

Norris O. Scott Dies in Houston

Norris Oliver Scott, age 67, died Wednesday in Houston. A native of Burnett County, Tex. he lived at Romayar. The funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Jack Carswell and Co. chapel in Houston. The Rev. Tex Stevens will officiate and interment will be in the Hamilton Cemetery in Corsicana.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jessie Miller of Romayar and Miss Norma Lee Scott of Mexia; one son, Norris Oliver Scott, Jr. of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. D. C. Baker of Lubbock and Mrs. Avis Magenson of Redding, Calif.; two brothers, G. B. Scott and Wesley Scott of Corsicana; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Local arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home.


Stella Jo (Epps) McCown
Jan 23, 1899 - Apr 22, 1991

Stella Jo McCown, 92, of Streetman, died April 22, 1991, in Wortham.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield. Burial is in Birdston Cemetery in Streetman.

She was born Jan. 23, 1899, in Streetman. She was a variety store owner and a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include three nephews, Gordon Grizzard of Streetman, Thomas Leverett of San Benito and Bobby Epps of Indianapolis; and two nieces, Margaret Fogle of McAllen and Aubrey Leverett of Houston.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Apr. 24, 1991
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
  • w/o Harry McCown; d/o Thomas Elbert Epps & Margaret Elizabeth (Cone) Epps

Emmaline Adkinson
abt 1917 - Mar 20, 1991

Mrs. Emmaline Adkinson, 74, of Kerens, died March 20, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the New Hope Baptist Church in Kerens, with the Rev. Samuel Washington officiating. Burial will be in Elm Flat Community Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Adkinson was a native of Navarro County and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Kerens.

She is survived by five daughters, Emma Jean Betts, Carrie Fay Owens, Florine Ollison and Alice Jones, all of Kerens, and Cora Jefferson of Corsicana; two sons, Melvin Williams of Kerens and Gus Vanibuls of Fort Worth; two stepsons, Ollie Earl Adkinson of Weatherford, Texas, and Otis Owens of Dallas; 48 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Evelyn Thompson of Kerens, and Rosie Mae Bruton and Margaret Baty both of Corsicana; and four brothers, Sammy Vanibuls of Kansas City, H.C. Vanibuls of Los Angeles, Verson Vanibuls of Phoenix, Ariz. and Earnest Cloud Jr. of Powell.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.


Preston Wayne Bradberry
Aug 16, 1946 - Mar 25, 2020
Preston Wayne Bradberry, 73 of Purdon passed away March 25, 2020 at his residence. He was born August 16, 1946 in San Antonio to George Weston Bradberry and Margaret Ann Cockrell Bradberry.

Preston enjoyed deer hunting and was an avid gun owner/collector, and liked fast cars.

He was preceded in death by his parents, G.W. Bradberry and Margaret Bradberry. He is survived by one daughter, Melissa Hurley and husband Johnny; grandchildren, Jeremiah Bradberry, Megan Jones, Dillan Holloway, Samuel Hurley, Jonathan Hurley and Ethan Boone.

No services are scheduled at this time.



  • Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Jezabel Torres Martinez
Dec 14, 1989 - Apr 21, 2020

Jezabel Torres Martinez 30 passed from this life on Tuesday, April 21,
2020 at Medical City Hospital in Dallas with family members at his side.
He was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico on December 14, 1989. He always looked for ways to help people and did not let his disability stop him.
He liked working with kids teaching them about God through plays and games. Even though his physical condition limited him he was a free spirit and could still be seen around Corsicana visiting with others to brighten their day.

He is preceded in death by his father Francisco A. Torres and brothers Hector Torres and Obed Torres. He is survived by his mother Rosalinda Martinez Torres. Siblings; Francisco Arturo Torres Jr, Elfrain Torres, David Alejandro Torres, Ana Lizabeth Torres, Maria Ruth Torres, Dora Belen Torres, Luis Adolfo Torres and Walter Ulises Torres. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Public viewing will be Sunday afternoon from 3 - 6pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with a limit to Ten (10) people permitted at a time due to the Covid 19 pandemic. A family graveside committal service will be held Monday, April 27, 2020 at 11:00am at Calvary Cemetery in Corsicana with social distancing recommendations enforced..


  • Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o Francisco A. Torres & Rosalinda Martinez Torres

Charles Kenneth "Kenny" Cartmill
Feb 3, 1945 - Mar 22, 2021

Charles Kenneth "Kenny" Cartmill, 76, of Rice passed away on March 22, 2021. He was born February 3, 1945 in Edmond, OK to James Edward Cartmill and Louise Keith Cartmill.
Kenny graduated from Deer Creek School in 1963. He worked for the Brazell Construction Company for 30 years. He was in the Army spending two years in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star medal in 1970.
He is survived by his sisters, Carolyn Bell, Marsha Benvegna and Janice Bentley; and brothers, Larry and Jerry Cartmill.
Services will be held at a later date at Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery.


Thomas Bressie Roxburgh
Jul 20, 1926 - Mar 22, 2021

Thomas Bressie Roxburgh of Dallas passed from this earthly life into the arms of his Lord and Savior on March 22, 2021 at the age of 94. He was born July 20, 1926 in Corsicana. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1943 and attended Texas A&M University prior to serving in the U. S. Army during WWII as a Chaplain's Assistant. After being discharged from the Army Air Corp in 1946, he returned to Texas A&M where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He began his longtime career at Wyatt Industries in 1950. After retiring in 1983, he spent weekends at his home on Cedar Creek Lake and served as Organist at Tool Baptist Church.
Returning to Dallas in 1998, he began volunteering at several local retirement centers and served as Organist at Valwood Park Baptist Church in Farmers Branch.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Etheline Bressie Roxburgh of Corsicana; sister, Dorothy Ann Jacobs of Lubbock; nephew, Charles Jacobs, Jr. of Deer Park and longtime friend, Clyde Riddle of Dallas. He is survived by niece, Carol Adcock of Lubbock, several great nieces and nephews, cousins, his longtime friend and caregiver Mike Stimpson of Dallas as well as many other cherished friends.
His family would like to thank the staff of The Avenues of Park Forest in Dallas, Acappella Home Health and Choice Hospice. Special appreciation is expressed to devoted caregivers, Patricia Kelly, Rhonda Latiker, Emewedsh Techan, Dorothy Jimerson and Meseret Wondafrash for their compassion and love.
Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 27th at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana with the funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.
Memorials may be made to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch 600 SW 11th Avenue, Amarillo, TX 79101.


Albert Loyd McCall
Aug 11, 1931 - Apr 8, 2020

Albert Loyd McCall, 88 of Red Oak, passed away April 8, 2020 in Ennis.
He was born August 11, 1931 in Sylvester, Texas to Grady and Ollie McCall.

He is preceded in death by his parents and wife Margaret Ruth McCall.

He leaves behind his children, Betty Smith, Brenda Smith, Joyce Garrett and husband Lee, Earl McKay, Albert Lee McCall and wife Cari.
Grandchildren, Albert Lee McCall Jr., Sara Baer and Steven Smith.
Sisters, Louise Horn and Wanda Cash. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be 11:00am - 12:00pm Friday, April 10, 2020 at Eureka cemetery with the graveside service at 12:00 noon with Eddie Miner officiating.

Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Margaret Ruth (Petty) McCall; s/o Grady M. McCall & Ollie McCall

Clovis Herschell Baker
Nov 9, 1952 - Apr 4, 2020

Clovis Herschell Baker, 67 of Lake Jackson, passed away April 4, 2020 in Lake Jackson. He was born November 9, 1952 in Corsicana to Hershell and Lucille Holloway Baker. He retired from the US Army after 20 years, served as contractor following military service. He enjoyed working on cars and restoring old cars. He liked to fish at lakes, especially Navarro Mills.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, BW and Pearl Holloway, step father Arthur Johnston, parents Hershell Baker and Lucille Johnston, brother in law Jerry Jones.

He is survived by wife, Karen Baker; children, Paula Turner, Jason Baker; grandchildren, Crystal Brown, Dylan Baker, John Turner, Zachery Baker, Temperance Turner. Sister Debbie Baker; cousins Danita Holloway and Ronnie Morgan; sister in law, Tina Jones; brother in law, Ricky Tackett.

Viewing will be 9am - 1pm Friday, April 10, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 2pm Friday, at Richland Cemetery in Richland.

Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


  • h/o Karen Ann (Tackett) Baker; s/o Hershell Baker & Lucille (Holloway) Baker
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

James Granvell Roberts, Sr.
Feb. 7, 1949 - Mar. 10, 2021

James Granvell Roberts, Sr., 72, of Corsicana, Tx., passed away Friday, March 10, 2021 at Twilight Nursing Home. Born February 7, 1949 in Corsicana, TX. His first job was working at the Oil City. He later went on to Corsicana Daily Sun for 29 years as Head Foreman and Manager over the printing Department until he retired. James, Sr., furthered his employment at the Corsicana Independent School District as a maintenance Operator for 12 years, where he retired. James, Sr., loved all children. He started coaching his brother at the YMCA, and later was a coach for the National Black Baseball Team.
James was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church where he served faithfully as chairman of the Deacons, President of the Brotherhood and Usher Departments.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James L. Carter and Birtha J. Roberts Johnson; son, Horace Roberts; granddaughter, Alexis Roberts; brothers, Christopher "Terry" Spears and Joseph Carter.
James Sr. leaves to cherish his memories: Wife of 22 years, Elaine Roberts; Children, Rotonda Roberts of Dallas TX, James Roberts Jr. (Sherrie), of Desoto, TX., Kelton Roberts, (Felicia) of Arlington TX., Shatika Davis (Sydney) of Glenn Heights, TX., Stephanie McDonald of Desoto, TX., Booker T. McDonald of Arlington, TX., step-mother, Wanda Carter of Ft. Worth, TX., Extended Children; Latonya Smith, LuraSha Roberts, Walter Lewis, Terrance Lewis, Terry Johnson, Kevin Johnson, and Raphael Roberts; 27 grandchildren; 1 great grandson, Sisters, Linda Green, of Phoenix, AZ., Rhonda Nelson (William) Cheryl Childs (Rufus) all of Dallas, TX., Alana Carter of Crowley, TX., Gretta Carter of Longview, TX., brothers, Pastor Dairy G. Johnson, Sr. (Ellender) and Rickey W. Roberts, Sr. (Laurena) all of Corsicana, TX., Michael Carter, Ft. Worth, TX., Gregory Carter, Sr., (Sharron) of Mesquite, TX., and Byron Carter, Sr.(Linda) of Manvel, TX., a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and the Bethlehem Baptist Church Family.
Services for James Roberts, Sr., are Saturday, March 27th at 11 a.m. at Northside Baptist Church, 2800 N. Beaton, Corsicana, Texas with Pastor Dairy G. Johnson, Sr., officiating. Interment to follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary


Jerry Lee Jones
Sep 15, 1950 - Mar 25, 2020

Jerry Lee Jones, 69 of Corsicana passed away March 25, 2020 at his home.
He was born September 15, 1950 in Corsicana to Lee Oak Jones and Evelena Hunter Jones.

Jerry was a very loving and caring man who never met a stranger. He enjoyed getting away to Bossier to people watch. He was a polio survivor and he never complained. He loved his dog Sam his partner in crime, and he loved Facebook since he could not leave the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of
39 years, Tina Jones; one son, Christopher Jones; siblings, Clyde Jones and wife Diane and Doris May; sisters & brothers-in-law, Karen Baker and husband Clovis and Ricky Tackett. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and a special thank you to Cynthia for all the help.

Viewing hours will be Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 9:00am - 5:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be held at 2:00pm Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


  • h/o Tina Jones; s/o Lee Oak Jones & Evelena (Hunter) Jones
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Delfino Segura
Aug 28, 1953 - Mar 29, 2020

Delfino Segura was born on August 28,1953 to Mr. Raymond Segura (Father) and Mrs. Guadalupe Rendon Segura (Mother) in Beeville and passed away on March 29,2020 at the age of 66 surrounded by his loved ones.

Delfino was a hardworking man who loved working on vehicles His hobbies were mechanic, fishing, spending times with his daughters, son, sisters, brothers and loved spending times with all his grandkids. He loved each and every one of his Grandkids dearly. He had a very big heart and opened the doors for anybody. He is preceeded in death by his parents:
Raymond Segura & Guadalupe Rendon and his beloved son, Delfino Segura Jr. He is survived by his children, Melissa Segura and spouse Laras Chavez. Steven Segura, Audrey Jean Segura and spouse Jesus Chavez, Eva Segura, Maria Guadalupe Luna and spouse Juan M. Luna. Grandchildren, Julian Segura, Brian Abrigo, Ralph Segura, Brenda A Ponce, Ashley M Segura, Adrian Segura, Alicia N Luna, Angela Luna, Raquel Luna, Juan J Luna, Kayne R Segura, Jesus A Segura, Fabian Segura, Jesus Jr Chavez, Cassandra A Chavez, Abel Chavez, Jorge G Chavez, Angel Chavez, Rafael Chavez, Amberly N Chavez ,Anthony B Chavez, John Guerrero, Jamie Guerrero, Jackylyne Guerrero, Manuel Guerrero, Israel Vega Jr, and many many more Grandkids & Great Grandkids. Siblings, Juanita Segura Carillo, Ester Cardona, Anita Alvarez, Rosa Segura, Danny S. Segura, Raymond Segura Jr, Josefine Segura Deleon, Alifonsa Cuellar, Bobby Segura and a handful of nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday, April 13, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 11:00 am Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Calvary Cemetery.

Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o Raymond Segura & Guadalupe Rendon Segura

David Gill
Jun 4, 1954 - Apr 2, 2020

David Gill of Fort Worth, Texas passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at the age of 65. David was born in Indianapolis, IN on June 4, 1954 to Merle Gill and Florence Pickens Gill. David worked for GM in Shreveport and then Arlington for 37 years retiring this past February. He enjoyed being outside working in the yard and playing golf. David was a proud supporter of LSU athletics.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister Kay Rousseau. David is survived by his wife of 33 years Nona Gill. Sisters-in-law Alicia Poovey and Anita Short and husband Lynn. Nieces and nephews; Elise Farrar, Christopher Stewart, Michael Mackens, Amanda Green, Kim Lemmert, Ben Ewing and Valerie Richards. He is also survived by a number of great nieces and nephews and extended family members and friends.

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic there will be a viewing (no more than 10 people at a time) on Tuesday at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home from 10:00am - 2:00pm where family and friends can pay their respects. A family graveside service will be held at 3:00pm at the Frost Cemetery Pavilion with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Pallbearers will be Christopher Stewart, Michael Mackens, Ben Ewing, Ches Lemmert, James Green and Cort Andrews.

Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Nona (Poovey) Gill; s/o Merle Gill & Florence (Pickens) Gill

Virdie Watson-Davis
abt 1926 - Mar 10, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Virdie Watson Davis announces her passing on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at the age of 94.
Virdie met and married Fred Watson Jr. To this union seven children were born. Many years later she married Martin Edgar Davis. She was a faithful member of 13th Ave. Christian Church.
Her education began in a two-room school called Carroll Chapel which taught all grades. After completing school, she spent years working diligently for various businesses in neighboring cities. Years later she went back to school and earned an Associate Degree from Navarro College.
She is preceded in death by husbands Martin Edgar Davis and Fred Watson Jr., 12 brothers and sisters, and 2 children; Franklin D. Watson and Elfrida Watson, son-in-law; James D. O'Hara, 1 grandson; Eric Watson and 1 great-grandson; Joseph Watson, Jr. She will be lovingly remembered by her children John F. (Linda) Watson, Fred D. (Marsha) Watson, Donald (Marie) Watson, Virgil (Vanessa) Watson, William Watson, Vickie (Donald) O'Hara; daughter in-law Ethel (Franklin) Watson; Cathyenia Watson and Mary Gaston; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Service for Virdie Watson Davis will be March 29th at 11am. at First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, Texas 75110. Viewing will be at Ross and Johnson Mortuary on Saturday, March 27th 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, March 28th 3 p.m.-6 p.m., and Monday, March 29th at 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. before the service. (Masks are mandatory for all who attend the service.)


Joyce Diane (Louis) Clay
May 12, 1953 - 2021

Ms. Joyce Diane Clay was born May 12, 1953 in Gilmer, Texas to the parents of McKinley (Jack) and Bobbie Ruth Louis.
Joyce attended school in Clarendon, Texas. She played basketball and ran track where she earned honors in both sports. She attended Clarendon Jr. College and later Howard Payne University and graduated with her Bachelor's degree. While attending Howard Payne University, she met her husband, Chester Clay, Jr. Joyce was baptized at an early age at St. Stephens Baptist Church by Rev. R. E. Manning in Clarendon, Texas. Later they move to Giddings, Texas and joined Concord Christian Center Church, Pastor Stanley Harris and was ordained as a Deaconess.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Clay, Jr., father McKinley Louis, a brother Merle Travis Louis. Joyce leaves to cherish her memory a son Chaddric Darrell Clay of Giddings, mother Bobbie Ruth Louis of Clarendon, Texas, brothers: Odell Louis (Rose) of Albuquerque, NM and John L. Louis of Clarendon, Texas and Charles Morris Louis (Winnie) of Amarillo, Texas, a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Services will be Friday, March 19, 2021, Viewing at 10 a.m. and Service at 11 a.m. at the Concord Christian Center Church, 588 N. Main St, Giddings, Texas 78942 and graveside at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana, Texas.


Lola Mae (Albritton) Holleman
Nov 12, 1933 - Jan 21, 2021

Lola Mae Albritton Holleman, a native of Bazette, TX, and resident of Denham Springs, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her husband and the love of her life, Clifford Donley Holleman; her parents, 2 sisters and 1 brother. Survived to cherish her memory are her three children, Jan Holleman Howze and husband James, Joan Holleman Goings and husband Arbie, and Billy and Rhonda Holleman. She is also survived by her five grandsons, Steven Howze and wife Chrissy, Tams Jason Mullins and wife Lori, Paul Goings and wife Tabitha, Brandon Holleman and Brad Holleman and wife Shasta. Lola was blessed with six great grandchildren, Anna Gayle Howze, Tams Geoffrey Mullins, Ashton Johnli Holleman, Emma Kay Holleman, Cade Donley Holleman and Ava Grace Holleman. Private family services were held in Baton Rouge, and she was laid to rest next to her husband in Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette. The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to the loving care provided by the staff and management of LA Plantation Retirement Community. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.



Lola Albritton Holleman was born on November 12, 1933 and passed away on January 21, 2021 and is under the care of Rabenhorst Funeral Home & Crematory East.


  • Rabenhorst Funeral Home & Crematory East, Baton Rouge, La.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Clifford Donley Holleman; d/o Loren Enoch Albritton & Delia Alma (Tramel) Albritton

Dortha Dell (Chappell) Phillips
Mar 4, 1935 - Jan 24, 2021

Dortha Dell Chappell Phillips, of Kerens, passed away peacefully January 24, 2021. A visitation is scheduled Friday, February 5th from 6-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Kerens and a memorial service Saturday, February 6th, at 10:30 a.m., also at FBC Kerens. A graveside service follows immediately afterward at Kerens City Cemetery.
Dortha was born on March 4, 1935 in Mexia, Texas to George and Nettie Chappell. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years Jimmy Phillips, her sister Martha Nell Mitchell, brother Dwight Chappell, as well as her parents. She is survived by her children and their spouses, James Michael Phillips and wife Mary, Donna Phillips Darden and husband Steve, Mark Phillips and wife Staci, Cheryl Phillips Alkire and husband Jack, grandchildren Shelley Cartlidge, Amber Davis, Brooke Strasser, Caleb Phillips, Emily Alkire, great-granddaughter Kayleigh Hilthon, as well as close friends and care-givers Dianne Noel and Janet Brown.
Dortha graduated from Corsicana High School and soon met and married Jimmy Phillips of Kerens where she spent the remainder of her life. She valued her time spent with friends at the Kerens Garden Club, the Kinsloe House in Corsicana and her pets. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kerens for well over fifty years. Her most important relationship was the one with her Savior Jesus Christ. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to FBC Kerens or your choice of animal welfare programs.


Loyse Carl Cobb
Mar 20, 1911 - Sep 21, 1959

Tuesday Rites For L. C. Cobb

Funeral rites for Loyse Carl Cobb, 48, employe of J. C. Whistler, who was stricken early Monday afternoon while at work will be held from the Griffin Chapel Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in the Modrall cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Frank Chapman, Jr. Baptist minister.

Cobb was pronounced dead on arrival at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic at 1:30 p.m. He is reported to have been seen to collapse by a fellow-workman who summoned aid and an ambulance. A heart attack was ascribed as the cause of death.

Surviving are his father, Carl Cobb, Seagoville; a brothe, Hubert L. Cobb, Lancaster; an uncle, John Kelly, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Lawrence Douglas, Wendell Selby, Wayne Douglas, Walter Seago, Howard Seago, Otis Dunagan and A. J. Whistler.



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