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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
- 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
Merlin Ottis Bennett
May 7, 1926 - Jan 19, 2010
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 bachelors 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
- 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
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.
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
Pallbearers will be John Montfort, Wayne Warrington, Norman
Nichols, Bobby Jack Williams, Randall Davidson and Pete
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Donna Marie (Hagler)
Sep 26, 1960 - Apr 10, 2021
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
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
Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas.
Imogene "Jean" (Shell)
Sep 28, 1925 - Mar 29, 2020
"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
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
She was also preceded in death by her parents and a son, Joe
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
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
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
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
Cemetery in Blooming Grove, TX.
- Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home 1111 Military Parkway
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Joseph Tallas Doucet III
Nov 1, 1951 - Oct 6, 2020
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
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
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
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
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 https://www.stjude.org/ then clicking
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.
Buried in Dallas Fort
Worth National Cemetery
Mary Gay (Wheeler) George
Apr 19, 1923 - Jan 19, 2018
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,
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
He is preceded in death by his wife Shirley; daughter, Carol
Armstrong; grandson, Christopher Ross Armstrong; granddaughter
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
Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kyle Armstrong, Lee
Armstrong, Travis Armstrong, Derek Armstrong, Bobby Warren,
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.
Apr 22, 1953 - May 6, 2019
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
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.
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
Corsicana, TX. Emanuel Funeral Home of Corsicana will handle
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
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.
Corley Funeral Home
- Submitted by
h/o Betty Nell (Harris) Gorman; s/o
Jesse Albert Gorman & Jessie Juanita (Mitcham) Gorman
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
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
William Loyd Gowan
Jun 25, 1944 - Jul 15, 2021
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
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
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
Arrangements especially for the Gowan family by Corley
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
www.corleyfuneralhome.com for his complete life story and
Kenneth Robert Dyer
Apr 5, 1948 - Jun 23, 2021
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
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
Pallbearers will be Johnny Armstrong, Clayton Dyer, Mason
Dyer, Jarrett Greer, Dillon Robinson, and Dustin Robinson.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
The Corsicana Daily Sun
Fri., Jun 25, 2021
- Submitted by Karen Rost
- h/o Sondra Kay (Sykes)
Dyer; s/o Robert Carlisle Dyer & Betty Jean (Muesse) Dyer
August Ernest Bartosh
Oct 21, 1936 - Jun 19, 2021
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.
- Corley Funeral Home.
- h/o Guindolin Evon (McGlumphy)
Bartosh & Marlene (Turner) Bartosh; s/o August V.
Bartosh & Rosie B. Bartosh
Mar 12, 1927 - Jun 15, 2021
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
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
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.
Frances (DeGeorgeo) Kormos
May 23, 1932 - Jun 8, 2021
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
Pallbearers will be Chad Davis, Shae Smith, Chris Davis,
Sloan Kormos, Michael Kormos, Scott Kormos, Shae Kormos and
Jul 1, 1918 - Apr 26, 2021
"KAY" 'S OBITUARY
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,
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
Arrangements especially for the Sharp Family by Corley
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
Please visit www.corleyfuneralhome.com 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).
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
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
- 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
A carpenter here, Mr. Brown, 54, died suddenly at Ennis Sunday
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
- 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
A carpenter here, Mr. Brown, 54, died suddenly at Ennis Sunday
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
Griffin Funeral Home directs.
Laura Lee (Harrington)
May 15, 1952 - Oct 21, 2017
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
She was born May 15, 1952 in Chicago Heights, Illinois; she
graduated in 1970 from Portage Central High School, Portage,
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
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
There will be a graveside service on November 18 @ 11 am at
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
Nov 10, 1888 - Sep 4, 1956
Rites Wednesday For Claud Kelley
Claude Kelly of Kaufman died in Cleburne Memorial Hospital
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday
at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the
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
Rev. Jim Ray and Rev. Dwight E. Allen will officiate, and
burial will be at
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
- 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,
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
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
Pallbearers were Cliff Bell, Wendell Selby, Frank
Chapman, W. W. Wiswell, Robert Robinson and O. O.
Franklin Mark Kelly
Apr 18, 1934 - Mar 18, 1936
LITTLE CHILD WAS BURIED ON THURSDAY HAMILTON
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
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,
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
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
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
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
Funeral services will be held from the
Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with
burial in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bob
Cheek, pastor of the Northside Baptist
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
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
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
Mrs. Odom was a native of Franklin, Tennessee, but had lived
in Corsicana most of her life. She attended the Methodist
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)
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
She was a housewife and a member of Bethel Baptist
Rev. James F. Lockerd will officiate, and burial will be
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
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
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
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
Odom, 55, died in Grandfield, Okla., Thursday.
He was a native of Navarro county and formerly
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.
Dec 20, 1957 - Apr 8, 2013
"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
The Keith Cravens Trust c/o Chase Bank or Mack, Jack,
and McConaughey Foundation-Austin,TX.
Lawrence Otis Hoffman,
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
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
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
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
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
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
I JUST READ YOUR OBITUARY
REGARDING BARNEY NEWTON. BARNEY WAS A VERY GOOD FRIEND OF MINE.
WE WENT THROUGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TOGETHER IN BRIDGEPORT, TEXAS.
BARNEY WAS OUR PITCHER ON OUR WISE COUNTY SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
TEAM. HE WAS ALSO A CHAMPION HIGH JUMPER AND A GOOD BASKETBALL
PLAYER. IN THE PAST FEW YEARS WE MADE CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER
AGAIN. BOTH OF US ARE RETIRED SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS AND WE HAD A
LOT IN COMMON. IN HIGH SCHOOL I DATED BARNEY'S WIFE'S BEST
FRIEND. BARNEY WAS AN OUTSTANDING HUMAN BEING AND HE WILL BE
MISSED BY ALL THAT KNEW HIM.
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Steven Wayne Mangrum
Nov 30, 1934 - Jul 13, 2021
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
He was preceded in death by his wife Carol, father Willie
Ray Mangrum, sister Roxann Maxey and granddaughter Meredith
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
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"
Dec 26, 1944 - Aug 9, 2021
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
Pallbearers are Steve Tipping, Jason Wilson, Will Tipping,
Jordan Pustejovsky, Michael Pustejovsky, and Brayden
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- Submitted by
- 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
Oct 20, 1975 - Aug 13, 2021
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
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.
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Dresden, Navarro Co., TX
- w/o John Byrd Griffin,
married Jun 26, 1993; d/o Michael David Barrett & Kathryn
Ann (Rogers) Barrett
�Sue� (Mantooth) Rogers
Oct 20, 1904 - May 14, 1976
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
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
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
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.
INFANT SON McCaslin
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.
Roy Roger Q.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
George Benjamin Scott,
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
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
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
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at
2:30 p.m. with burial in the
The WOW will provide pallbearers and will conduct the graveside
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
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)
Nov 5, 1904 - Dec 2, 1972
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
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.
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
Local arrangements are being handled by Corley
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
- From the collection of
the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
w/o Harry McCown; d/o Thomas Elbert Epps &
Margaret Elizabeth (Cone) Epps
abt 1917 - Mar 20, 1991
Mrs. Emmaline Adkinson, 74, of Kerens, died
March 20, 1991, at Navarro Regional
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the New
Hope Baptist Church in Kerens, with the Rev.
Samuel Washington officiating. Burial will
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
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-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
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.
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Jezabel Torres Martinez
Dec 14, 1989 - Apr 21, 2020
Torres Martinez 30 passed from this life on Tuesday, April
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
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
in Corsicana with social distancing recommendations
- Griffin-Roughton Funeral
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- s/o Francisco A. Torres
& Rosalinda Martinez Torres
Feb 3, 1945 - Mar 22, 2021
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
Thomas Bressie Roxburgh
Jul 20, 1926 - Mar 22, 2021
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
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
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
He was born August 11, 1931 in Sylvester, Texas to Grady and
He is preceded in death by his parents and wife Margaret
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
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
with the graveside service at 12:00 noon with Eddie Miner
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
- Submitted by
- h/o Margaret Ruth
(Petty) McCall; s/o Grady M. McCall & Ollie McCall
Clovis Herschell Baker
Nov 9, 1952 - Apr 4, 2020
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
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
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
- h/o Karen Ann (Tackett)
Baker; s/o Hershell Baker & Lucille (Holloway) Baker
- Submitted by
James Granvell Roberts,
Feb. 7, 1949 - Mar. 10, 2021
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
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
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary
Jerry Lee Jones
Sep 15, 1950 - Mar 25, 2020
Lee Jones, 69 of Corsicana passed away March 25, 2020 at his
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
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
- h/o Tina Jones; s/o Lee
Oak Jones & Evelena (Hunter) Jones
- Submitted by
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
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
- Submitted by
- s/o Raymond Segura &
Guadalupe Rendon Segura
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
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
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
- h/o Nona (Poovey)
Gill; s/o Merle Gill & Florence (Pickens) Gill
abt 1926 - Mar 10, 2021
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.
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
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
Joyce Diane (Louis)
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
Park in Corsicana, Texas.
Nov 12, 1933 - Jan 21, 2021
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
- Rabenhorst Funeral Home
& Crematory East, Baton Rouge, La.
by Diane Richards
- w/o Clifford Donley
Holleman; d/o Loren Enoch Albritton & Delia Alma (Tramel)
Dortha Dell (Chappell)
Mar 4, 1935 - Jan 24, 2021
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
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
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
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Frank Chapman, Jr. Baptist
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
Pallbearers will be Lawrence Douglas, Wendell Selby, Wayne
Douglas, Walter Seago, Howard Seago, Otis Dunagan and A. J.