Ethel (Blum) Fields-Bowlus
Feb 12, 1884 - May 13, 1956
Mrs. Ethel Bowlus Dies In Dallas
Mrs. Ethel Blum Bowlus, daughter of the late Louis Blum, long-time Corsicana resident, died in Dallas Sunday.
Funeral rites were held in Dallas Monday at 1 p.m.
Graveside rites were held at
Oakwood cemetery here Monday at 3 p.m. Rev. John Wesley Ford pastor of the First Methodist church
conducted the services here.
McCammon directed local arrangements.
The Corsicana Daily Sun- Mon., May 14, 1956
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- 1st husband J. C. Fields married Jan. 22, 1906 2nd Charles Franklin Bowlus married 1918; d/o Louis Blum and
Jane (Ott) Blum
Clarence Marvin Dyess
Aug 10, 1950 - Jan 26, 1956
Rites For Dyess Child Thursday
Funeral services for Clarence Marvin Dyess, aged five year who died at the family residence, 816 West Collin street Tuesday afternoon, were held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist Church. Burial was in
Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Dyess and a brother, Richard Alan Dyess, all of Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Poston, Palestine, and Mrs. Shirley Edgens, Atlanta, Ga.
Pallbearers were Charles Poston, William Jones, H. C. Poston
and Barney Meador.
Kate Burns (Taylor) Shell
Sep 22, 1878 - Jan 24, 1956
Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Shell
Funeral services for Mrs. Wm. T. Shell, SR., 77, civic and school leader here for many years, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday, were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from St. John�s Episcopal Church.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Fred C. Wolf, Jr.,
rector of the church. Burial was in
A native of Woodlawn, Texas, Mrs. Shell was married to the late Dr. W. T. Shell in Texarkana, September 20, 1900, and resided at 756 West Third avenue during the remainder of her life.
Mrs. Shell was active in the Nineteenth Century Club and other organizations in addition to life-long membership in the Episcopal Church. She was a member of the Corsicana Board of Education for 10 years, from 1929 to
1939, and served as a member of the Corsicana Public Library board for 36 years�1915 to 1951.
The Corsicana Public Library was closed during the funeral hour.
Surviving are two sons, Dr. Wm. T. Shell, Jr. and Rufus Shell, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Ben Ellett, Dallas; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Carrie T. Zadek; a niece, Mrs. Bertha
Ellis, both of Corsicana, and a number of other nieces,
nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were J. N. Edens, Sr., J. N. Eden, Jr.; Ed Rittersbacher, R. D. Fleming, J. D. Poindexter, Fred M. Allison, SR.; Judge A. P. Mays, A. W. Wareing and Eliot Johnston.
Ella (Bain) McAlester
Jun 28, 1885 - Jan 1, 1956
Mrs. McAlester Expires Sunday
Mrs. Ella McAlester, 70, life-long resident of Navarro county, was found dead at her home, 1516 West Fifth avenue Monday morning. An attending physician said death apparently came from a heart
attack sometime Sunday afternoon. Mrs. McAlester was reported sitting in a chair when found.
A native of Bazette, Mrs. McAlester had resided in Corsicana for a number of years. She was a Baptist.
Funeral services are planned Tuesday at 2 p.m. from
the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in
The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. L. Davenport, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, and Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.
Surviving are two sons, W. B. McAlester, Corsicana, and Aubrey McAlester, San Diego, Calif.; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Maud Stovall, Fort Worth, and Mrs. W. L. Bain, Sr., Kerens; a brother,
Ernest Bain, Rockport, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be H. R. Langridge, B. D. Watson, E. D. Fortson, B. Mixon, R. L. Bivens and B. V. Hatley.
John Anthony Presley
Jul 27, 1885 - Nov 25, 1956
John A. Presley Services Tuesday
Funeral services for John A. Presley, drilling contractor, who died in the Wichita Falls General Hospital Sunday night, were held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. B. Thomas Tribble, pastor of the Central Methodist church. Burial was in
A native of Corsicana, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Presley, pioneer residents, Presley had been a drilling contractor for many years and had resided in Wichita Falls the past
Surviving are his wife of Wichita Falls; two brothers, W. Earl Presley, Corsicana, and J. O. Presley, Wichita Falls; two sisters, Mrs. Jess Lincoln and Mrs. Martin M. Walton, both of
Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Roy Haigood, James Watson, Charles Barney, Garthia Wright, J. H. O�Neal, Ben Blackmon, S. L. Dublin and Ed Phinney.
Beulah Victoria (Whelchel) Presley
Jan 16, 1888 - Apr 10, 1970
Graveside rites and burial were held at Oakwood Cemetery Saturday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. J. A. Presley, 82, former Corsicana resident who died Friday in Wichita Falls. Mr. Leathel Roberts, Church of Christ minister, officiated.
She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Her only survivors are two brother-in-laws, Earl Presley of Corsicana and J. O. Presley of Wichita Falls; and a niece, Mrs. James H. O�Neal of Wichita Falls.
Daniel Mills �Danny� Presley
Jan 30, 1960 - Aug 20, 2012
PRESLEY, Daniel Mills of Quinlan, brn January 30, 1960, passed away August 20, 2012. Preceded in
death by parents. Survived by wife: Edwina Presley; Son: T. J. Pirtle; Brothers: Skip Presley; Sandy Presley; Lonnie Presley; Cody Presley; Patrick Presley;
Sisters: Susie Cooper , Barbara Nafus. Service will be 11:00AM Saturday August 25, 2012 at New Hope Funeral Home, 500 E. Hwy. 80, Sunnyvale, TX. 75182. Family will receive friends at the
funeral home Friday evening from
6:00PM - 8:00PM.
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- h/o Edwina Kay (Pirtle)
Presley married Feb 23, 2008; s/o
Robert Donald Presley & Lucinne Frances (Egeer)
James Oliver Presley
Feb 14, 1883 - Jul 22, 1971
Services for J. O. Presley, 88, were
Saturday at 2 p.m. in Corley Funeral
Chapel with the Rev. Roy Ward
officiating. Burial was in
Presley died Thursday in Wichita Falls.
He was a native of Corsicana and a
member of the Methodist Church.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. J. O.
Presley of Wichita Falls; a brother,
Earl Presley of Corsicana; a niece, Mrs.
J. G. Hill, Jr. of Corsicana; and a
nephew, J. I. Walton of Djakarta,
Pallbearers were Joe Hashop, S. S.
Dublin, Charlie Bee, Tommie McClure,
Leslie White and Bob Peacock.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Jul 25, 1971
- Submitted by
- h/o Mary Dottie (Riddle)
Garrison-Presley married May 16,
1924; s/o Anthony Starling Presley &
Mary Catherine �Kate� (Young)
Robert Donald Presley
Oct 23, 1903 - Mar 19, 1972
R. D. Presley
Robert Donald Presley, 68, a native
of Corsicana, died Sunday in Dallas
where he had made his home since
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday
in the Weiland-Merritt Funeral Home
Chapel in Dallas with the Rev. T. V.
Ferris officiating. Graveside
services will follow at 4 p.m. in
Cemetery under the
direction of Corley Funeral Home.
Survivors include his widow of the
home; seven sons, four daughters,
three brothers and a sister.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 20, 1972
1st wife Dorthea (Rampenthal)
Presley married Jul. 16, 1920
2nd wife Monty June (Montgomery)
Presley married 1945 3rd wife
Edna (Salmon) Presley married
May 19, 1949 4th wife Lucinne
Frances (Egeer) Presley s/o
Labazan Z. Presley and Jennie
Marie (Mills) Presley
William Earl �Will� Presley
Nov 11, 1891 - Mar 30, 1975
W. E. Presley
Services will be held at 3:30
p.m. Tuesday at the Corley
Funeral Home Chapel for W. Earl
Presley, 83, resident of
Corsicana, who died Sunday in
Memorial Hospital. Rev. Eugene
E. Wood will officiate, and
burial will be at
He was a native of Corsicana,
manager of Drane and McKee
Garage, partner in Presley and
McClure Automotive, 50 year
member of the Corsicana Masonic
Lodge, Karem Shrine of Waco,
past Worshipful Master of the
Corsicana Masonic Lodge, a past
Deputy of the Grand Lodge of
Texas, member of the Knight�s
Templar Shrine, and member of
Survivors include his widow,
Mrs. Katherine Presley of
Corsicana; a niece, Mrs. James
G. Hill Jr. of Corsicana, a
nephew, J. Ivan Walton of
Corsicana; and four
Pallbearers include S. L.
Dublin, Charlie Bee, Dr. Hugh
Drane, Joe Hashop, Dave Kelton,
George McClure, Tom Spikes and
William Franklin Compton
Dec 21, 1914 - Jan 23, 1959
Monday Rites Donie Resident
Funeral services for
Franklin Compton, 44, Donie
pipeline maintenance man,
who died Friday in
Providence hospital, Waco,
were held Monday at 2:30
p.m. from the Corley Chapel.
Burial was in
The rites were conducted by
Rev. Chester Reames, pastor
of the First Baptist church
in Purdon, and Rev. Robert
Wooddy, pastor of the First
Baptist Church here.
Compton was critically
injured Thursday afternoon
about five miles from
Fairfield when his his
automobile went out of
control on a
farm-market-road. He was
taken to the Waco hospital
for treatment. Compton was
Compton was a native of
Surviving are his wife of
Donie; two sons, F. L.
Compton, Cross Point, Ind.,
and Kelton Compton,
McKinney; three daughters,
Mrs. Linda Gail Ward,
Freeport; Virginia Ann and
Pennita Lynn Compton, both
of Donie; parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. J. Compton,
Corsicana; a brother, Buster
Compton, Purdon; three
sisters, Mrs. Polly
Calif.; Mrs. Monte Ruth
Mims, Coffeyville, Kan.; and
Miss Inez Compton,
Corsicana; and other
Pallbearers were Thomas
Johnson, Elton Skinner, Howe
French, John Montgomery,
Clarence Hall and Doc Boldin.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jan 26, 1959
1st wife Mary Aline
(Mitcham) Compton 2nd
wife Adrianne Lavenia (Ealeywine)
Compton; s/o William
Jessie Compton & Mary
Ann (Wheat) Compton
Mary Ann (Wheat)
Nov 11, 1885 - Oct 17,
Mrs. Compton Rites
Funeral services for
Mrs. Mary (W.J.)
Compton, 78, of 1444
West Fifth avenue, who
died Saturday morning in
Memorial hospital, will
be held from the Corley
chapel Tuesday at 10
The rites will be
conducted by Rev. Robert
J. Potts, pastor of the
First Baptist church.
Burial will be in
The Compton family
resided at Purdon for a
number of years before
moving to Corsicana.
Surviving are three
daughters, Miss Inez
Compton, Corsicana; Mrs.
Roseville, Calif., and
Mrs. John Mims, San
Jose, Calif.; a son, T.
A. Compton, Sr., Purdon;
24 grandchildren, 17
sisters, Mrs. W. D.
Owens, Tyler and Mrs.
Bessie Boyett, Purdon
and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be
Sep 21, 1885 - Aug
Sunday Rites W. J.
Final rites for W.
J. (Jess) Compton,
76, retired farmer,
who died at Twilight
Home Thursday night,
were held from the
Corley Chapel Sunday
at 3 p.m.
Rev. Robert Wooddy,
pastor of the First
Baptist church, of
which he was a
the services. The
Order of Eastern
services and Masons
A native of
Compton resided in
the Purdon and
communities most of
Surviving are his
wife of Corsicana; a
son, Buster Compton,
daughters, Miss Inez
and Mrs. John Mims,
Santa Clara, Calif.;
12 grandchildren, 12
a sister, Miss Monie
Antonio; an uncle,
Henderson, and other
Oct 11, 1875 -
Feb 22, 1956
for Mrs. R. B.
who died at the
held from the
Friday at 3 p.m.
Burial was in
The rites were
Rev. Riley E.
Dale, pastor of
her husband, a
of Corsicana; a
R. H. Morris,
Fort Worth; two
brother, T. T.
Gorman and Mrs.
Mrs. L. N.
Joe T. Smith,
Jim S. Sutton,
Wayne Elrod and
Oct 24, 1872
- Apr 1956
A native of
and made his
home in the
died a few
and G. D.
a number of
were John B.
C. Clark, T.
Ethel Maud (Stuard) Wylie
Nov 22, 1886 - Dec 8, 1956
Mrs. E. V. Wylie Dies Saturday
Mrs. E. V. Wylie, 70, 811 North Thirteenth street, long-time resident of Navarro county, died at the family home Saturday morning.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Roane Baptist church. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bill Perdue, pastor. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery,
Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; three sons, Aubrey Wylie and Raymond Wylie, Irving; three daughters, Mrs. Lola Smith and Mrs. Neoma Mackey, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Alean Thompson, Odessa; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three brothers, Preston Steward, San Antonio; Wyatt Steward, Troup, and Ernest Steward, Sacramento, Calif., and other relatives.
Ernest Valdora Wylie, Sr
Aug 20, 1881 - Aug 21, 1964
Hold Services For E. V. Wylie
Final rites for E. V. Wylie, 83, of Roane were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Bill Campbell of Roane officiated.
Wylie was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital Friday morning after becoming ill at his home.
He was born August 20, 1881 at Hermitage, Ark., and observed his 83rd birthday Thursday. He had lived in the Roane area for 65 years.
Surviving are three sons, Aubrey Wylie, Roane; Raymond Wylie, Corsicana, and Virgil Wylie, Irving; three daughters, Mrs. Lola Smith and Mrs. Neoma Granger, Corsicana; and Mrs. Ailean Thompson, Odessa; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Leon Jordan, Melvin Jordan, Charles Wylie, Delbert White, G. S. Granger and Gene Mitchell.
Mona Martha Allen
Jul 9, 1954 - Mar 26, 1956
Rites Wednesday For Allen Child
Funeral services for Mona Martha Allen, 20-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Allen, 2037 Bowie Drive, were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist Church.
The child died in Memorial Hospital Monday following a brief illness.
Surviving are the parents of Corsicana; grandfather, E. E. Hall, Atlanta, Texas, and grandmother, Mrs. J. C. Allen, Atlanta, Ga.
Pallbearers were Floyd Foster, Tommy Mitcham, Aaron Buie and Jack Youngblood.
Dorothy Lucille Calhoun
Dec 20, 1919 - Nov 10, 1960
Miss Calhoun Services Held
Graveside services for Miss Dorothy Lucille Calhoun, 40, were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Sam Hulsey, rector, St. John�s Episcopal church officiated.
Miss Calhoun died late Thursday in a Mexia hospital.
A sister, Mrs. William H. Edwards, Bellaire, survives.
William Aron Mason
Jan 30, 1887 - May 5, 1956
William A. Mason Services Sunday
Funeral services for William A. Mason, 69, Silver City, who died in Memorial Hospital Saturday morning, were held from the Griffin Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Chester Reames, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Purdon.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Mason, Silver City; two sons, Jimmy Mason, Corsicana, and Alvin Mason, Silver City; a daughter, Mrs. B. B. Bennett, Kerens; two grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were C. C. Peden, Marshall Farmer, Hoyt Priddy, Orval Buck, Irvin Buck and George Buck.
Emma (Buck) Mason
Jul 25, 1897 - Nov 13, 1975
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Emma Mason, 78, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.
She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church and a resident of Corsicana 25 years.
Survivors include two sons, L. A. Mason of Corsicana and James Mason of Irving, a daughter, Mrs. B. B. Bennett of Kerens; two brothers, Lester Buck and James Buck both of California; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Black of Oklahoma, Mrs. Adell McCullouch of Oklahoma, and Lorena all of Oklahoma; two grandsons, two grand-daughters, and a great-great-granddaughter.
Brenda Joyce Massey
Apr 14, 1955 - Jul 18, 1956
Massey Infant Rites Thursday
Funeral services for Brenda Massey, 15-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Massey, 927 South Twenty-Eighth street, who died at the family home Wednesday morning, will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. M. Northcutt, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are the parents, four brothers, Leroy Massey, Powell; Obid, John and Aubrey Joe Massey, and three sisters, Joyce, Florence and Gladys Massey all of Corsicana, and a grandfather, Ernest Baker, Marshall.
Nellie Pearl (Allbritton) Heifner-Cunningham
Oct 19, 1932 - Jul 17, 1956
Mrs. Cunningham Rites Thursday
Funeral services for Mrs. Douglas Cunningham, 23, of Kerens, who died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday night, were held Thursday at 9 a.m. from the West Side Church of Christ with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Cato Sheerer, Cameron, and Earl L. Craig, minister of the church.
Surviving are her husband of Kerens; two sons, Dave Allyn Heifner and Timothy Wayne Heifner; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee R. Albritton; a brother, Barney E. Albritton and two sisters, Mrs. Stan Summerall, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Homer Gene Wassom, Woodrow Dosser, James Nelson, Joe Garner, Alvie O� Neal and Allen Paul.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jul 19, 1956
- Submitted by Diane Richards
- 1st husband Clyde Allen Heifner 2nd husband Douglas Cunningham; d/o Barney Randolph Allbritton & Minnie Ruth (Grayson) Allbritton
Jimmy Wade Thomas
Jul 8, 1936 - Jan 12, 2021
services for Jimmy Wade Thomas, 84, of Mexia, Tx, will be
held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 17, 2021 at McWhorter
Funeral Home with Bro. Dicky Mauk officiating. Private
Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1:00 pm
prior to the service.
Jimmy was born July 8, 1936, in Alliance Hall, Texas to
Milton Oliver �Bill� and Carl Lee Waits Thomas and passed
from this life January 12, 2021 in Groesbeck, Texas. He
worked for the Soil Conservation Service in Frost,
Hillsboro, Linden and Gilmer and retired after 28 years.
Jimmy was a member of The First United Methodist Church in
Those left to cherish his memory are his, daughter, Deb
Howell and husband Philip of Gilmer; son, Brad Thomas of
Longview; stepdaughter, Dawn Higgins of Groesbeck; sister,
Glynda Underwood and husband Jim of Austin; grandchildren,
Misty Sprouse and husband Dennis of Gilmer, Meridith Jones
and husband Ryan of Farmers Branch, Wyatt Turk of Round
Rock, Claire Higgins of Denton, and Clayton Turk of
Robinson; great grandchildren, Keegan and MaKenna Sprouse of
Gilmer, and Cooper and Bennett Jones of Farmers Branch.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Bill and Carl Lee
Thomas; his first wife, Bettye Thomas Parish; his second
wife, Jane Hancock Thomas; his wife, Noma Nell Thomas; his
sister; JoAnne Reeves Thomas; and by his stepson, Scott
Pallbearers will be Johnny Putman, Henry Wilson, Dwight
Brannon, Keegan Sprouse, Jeff McFatridge and Tim McFatridge.
Honorary pallbearers will be Marty McCurry, Danny Beene,
Donnie Gillen, Jake Melton and Ray Nugent.
Memorial donations may be made to Safe Haven Equine Rescue,
4994 FM 2088, Gilmer, Texas 75644, Providence Hospice 107 E.
Commerce St., Mexia, Tx 76667 or First United Methodist
Church, 203 W. State St., Groesbeck, Tx 76642.
- McWhorter Funeral Home �
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BGHS grad. 1954
- Hopewell Cemetery,
Gilmer, Upshur Co., TX
- 1st wife
Thomas-Parish 2nd wife Jane (Hancock) Thomas 3rd wife Noma
Nell (Minze) Higgins-Thomas married Jul 21, 1987; s/o Milton
Oliver �Bill� Thomas & Carl Lee (Waites) Thomas buried
Doris Faye (Younger)
Aug 20, 1940 - Sep 22, 2009
Doris F. Hall, 69, of Kerens passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22,
2009, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. services will
be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Mount B. Zion Baptist
Church in Kerens. Interment will follow at
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
abt 1927 - Mar 9, 2009
Alce Mae Edwards, 82, of Corsicana passed away Monday,
March 9, 2009, at Crestview Court Nursing Center in
Decar Hill. Funeral service will be
11 a.m. Satuday at Freedom Fellowship Church, 917 S.
17th St., with Bishop N.L. Hinton officiating. Interment
will follow at
Samaria Cemetery in Kerens. Arrangements by Ross and
abt 1965 - May 10, 2009
"Christine" Lola Diane Roberts, 44, of Kerens passed
away Sunday, May 10, 2009 at Navarro Regional
Hospital. Funeral service is at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at Mt. B. Zion Baptist
Church in Goodlow with the Pastor Ernest Betts
officiating. Burial will be in
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
abt 1946 - Dec. 9, 2009
Ulyesses Carroll Sneed, 63, of Milford passed
away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, in Alabama.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 19, at Mount Moriah Baptist
Church in Milford. The funeral service will be
11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Alfonsa
Interment will follow at
Younger Cemetery in Dawson.
Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.
Apr 6, 1933 - Jan 25, 2021
Newton Boyte, 87 of Eureka, TX was born April 6th, 1933 to
Isaac Newton Boyte and Ginny (Mae) Mosley Boyte in
Corsicana, TX. He is preceded in death by his parents, one
brother, Lawrence Henry Boyte, two sisters and
brothers-in-law, Jessie and Doyle Andrews, and Lillian and
Jack Coker. He is also preceded in death by his first wife
of 33 years, Ruby Lucille (Bitty) Robinson Boyte,
sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Margaret and Robert Lamb,
Dorothy and B.J (Junior) Perry, Mildred and O.C. Young, and
Clyde Jock. He is also preceded by a son Sam Gordon of
Franklin is survived by his wife of 33 years Betty Jenkins
Boyte of Eureka, a daughter Debra Lynn Williams and husband,
Mitch of Konawa, OK, sons Bradley Dean Boyte of Mildred, TX,
Douglas Wade Boyte and wife, Rachel of Mildred, TX, Danny
Gordon of Blossom TX, Jim Gordon and wife Brenda of Canton,
OK, Joe Gordon and wife Pat of Portalas, NM, Zane Gordon
McCarter and husband Robert of Blossom, TX, Jennifer Gordon
Hill and husband Ricky of Bagwell, TX. He is also survived
by sister-in-law Christine Jock of Corsicana, TX, Harvey
Robinson and wife Peggy of Eureka, TX, Martin and Marsylene
Jenkins of Mildred, TX, Henry Jenkins, Patsy Griggs, BJ &
Rita Jenkins, all of the Corsicana area. He is further
survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren,
great great grandchildren, nephews, and nieces.
Franklin Boyte served the United States Army during the
Korean War, stationed two years in Anchorage, Alaska, and
six more years stateside in the Army Reserve. He was a dump
truck driver for his dad, Isaac Boyte, worked at
Whiteselle�s Brick & Lumber, Adams Hat Factory, U.S. Gypsum
(Rock Wool), Navarro Mills Reservoir, and Corsicana Grader.
He finished his career with 33 years in the pattern shop at
The Oil City Iron Works.
Franklin was a faithful member of Providence Baptist Church
in Mildred, TX. He lived a remarkably clean life, free of
alcohol, tobacco, or any use of profanity. He was a great
role model for all who knew and looked up to him.
He never had a car payment, choosing to �save up� and trade.
He was widely known to keep his vehicles immaculately clean,
inside, outside, and under the hood. His most famous advice
to everyone who showed him their car or truck was, �Keep
that thing clean, keep the oil changed, and drive it right,
and it�ll last you a long time.�
There will be a Graveside service officiated by Brother
Randal Evett, Monday 2/1/21 at The Eureka Cemetery at 1:00
PM. Masks will be required, and social distancing rules will
Corley Funeral Home
h/o Ruby Lucille (Robinson)
Boyte and Betty Jenkins Boyte - s/o Isaac Newton Boyte and Ginny
Mae (Mosley) Boyte
Franklin Newton Boyte, 87, of Eureka passed away Monday, January
25, 2021 at Twilight Nursing and Rehabilitation. Graveside
services will be held Monday, February 1, 2021 at
Eureka Cemetery at 1
p.m. with Bro. Randal Evett officiating. Masks will be required,
and social distancing rules will be observed. Arrangements
especially for the Boyte family by Corley Funeral Home.
Dec 4, 1931 - Feb 26, 2021
Gaither Miller, 89, passed on to meet his Lord and Savior on
February 26, 2021 in Corsicana, Texas. He was born on
December 4, 1931 in Corsicana, Texas to Gay and Nina Miller.
Cecil was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great
grandfather and was a faithful member of Northside Baptist
Church in Corsicana for over 60 years where he served as a
Deacon and taught Sunday School. He was Plant Coordinator at
Chattanooga Glass in Corsicana for 24 years until his
retirement. Cecil focused on many ventures after his
retirement, from raising cattle to managing his oil wells to
sitting atop his tractor, he loved to stay busy. Cecil loved
his grandchildren and great grandchildren who referred to
him as Pop.
Cecil is preceded in death by his loving wife, Christine
Miller to whom he was married to for 67 wonderful years.
Cecil is survived by his sons, Gary Miller and wife Ginger,
Kim Miller; his grandchildren, Christopher Miller, Brandy
Harrison, Timothy Miller, Tracy Petty, Allison Gillentine
and Cole Miller; and twelve great grandchildren. He is also
survived by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Richard and
Joyce Rash and cousin Betty Barnes.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home. The funeral
service will be held Thursday, March 4 at 10:00 a.m. at
Northside Baptist Church with graveside service following at
Providence Cemetery. Pastor Rick Lamb will be officiating
the service. Pallbearers will be Christopher Miller, Timothy
Miller, Cole Miller, Bill Harrison, Grant Harrison, Kevin
Petty, Zane Petty, Mark Rash and Rick Rash.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Cemetery at 2000 FM 637, Corsicana, Texas 75109.
Corley Funeral Home.
- h/o Maude Christine
(Rash) Miller; s/o Gaither "Gay" Miller & Nina (Cardwell)
Cecil Miller, 89, of
Corsicana passed away Friday, February 26, 2021 at Navarro
Regional Hospital. Visitation with the family will be held
from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Corley Funeral
Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday,
March 4, 2021 at Northside Baptist Church with Pastor Rick
Lamb officiating. Interment will follow in Providence
Emmett Cleveland Stone
Feb 19, 1886 - Jul 5, 1959
Tuesday Burial For E. C. Stone
Funeral services for Emmett C. Stone, 73, who died in Dallas
Sunday night, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon
Chapel. Burial was in the
The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of
the First Baptist church.
A native of Mississippi, Stone resided in Texas for many
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Callie Tindal, Los Angeles, and
a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were J. R. Black, Maurice Pollock, W. B. Mayo,
Beuford Herring, Loyd Land and A. L. Huffman.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jul 7, 1959
- Submitted by
- h/o Bessie (Land) Stone;
s/o James Henry Stone & Mary Jane (Hussey) Stone buried
Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana, Tx.
Margaret (Barraud) Fortner
Aug 16, 1922 - Feb 7, 2015
Isabel Margaret (Barraud) Fortner passed away February
7, 2015. Isabel graduated Middlesex General Hospital
nurses program in 1943 becoming a Registered Nurse. She
proudly carried on the practice of nursing throughout
her life. She was the East Brunswick Township Public
Health Nurse from 1955 to 1982 where she served the
community tirelessly. In her work she helped new mothers
with their baby's first days at home and eased the last
days of those who were terminally ill. She made herself
available to everyone in East Brunswick who needed the
warm support of a nurse, tending to the ill and the
needy. Isabel also served as the school nurse at St.
Bartholomew's School and as the nurse for the Daisy
recreational program as part of her work for the
township. She continued to work with Daisy Recreation
for many years after retiring (1988-2001) and she dearly
loved the families and the participants in the program.
She delivered hugs with medicine and smiles with
treatments. Isabel was a member of the Milltown
Methodist Church and the Milltown Seniors. She was also
an original and lifelong participant in the Harvard
Nurses Survey. Isabel was an avid reader and enjoyed
weekly trips to the North Brunswick Library until her
Isabel was predeceased by her beloved husband William
Thomas as well as her parents Marie and Ulysses Barraud
and her sisters Florence Crowell, Grace Barraud and
Claire Barraud. She is survived by her daughter Kathleen
Rotter, of Hillsborough, and her husband Jack and her
grandchildren, Heather Gogola and Jeremy Rotter. Known
as "Gram Apples" in her family, she is also survived by
her much adored great grandchildren Dalton and Grace
Gogola and Karina and Joshua Rotter.
The family will receive friends at the Bronson &
Guthlein Funeral Home of Milltown, NJ, Tuesday evening
6pm-8pm. Funeral service, Wednesday 10am at the funeral
home. Interment will be at the
Point Cemetery in Kerens, Texas. In lieu of flowers,
please send donations to The Daisy Association, c/o East
Brunswick Recreation, 334 Dunhams Cr Rd., East
Brunswick, NJ 08816. The Daisy Association is a
non-profit organization that funds special needs
recreation programs for all ages and abilities.
- Submitted by
- w/o William
Thomas Fortner; d/o Ulysses Barraud & G. Maril (unk)
Barraud buried in Van Liew Cemetery, New Brunswick,
William J. Griffin
Sep 3, 1871 - Oct 17, 1959
Wm. J. Griffin Dies Saturday
Wm. J. Griffin, 88, retired machinist, former
Corsicana resident, died in a Palestine rest home
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. from
the Corley Chapel with burial in
cemetery. The rites will be conducted by C. B.
Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of
Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews,
including H. E. Kilgore, Rush; Henry Kilgore, Diboo,
and Mrs. Seburn Greer, Nacogdoches.
Griffin resided at the Twilight Home here for
Thomas Wyatt Lake
May 14, 1886 - Jul 7, 1959
Tom W. Lake Funeral Held
Funeral services for Tom W. Lake, 73, retired farmer and
life-long Corbet resident, will be held from the Corley
Chapel Wednesday at 4 p.m. He died in the Navarro Clinic
Rev. Dwight Grantham and Rev. Jack Bell will conduct the
rites. Burial will be in the
Surviving are his wife of Corbet; four sons, Wyatt Lake of
Corsicana, Grant and Rudolph Lake of Corbet and James Lake
of Kilgore; a daughter, Mrs. Edith Thompson, Corsicana; a
brother, Hub Lake, Dallas; nine grandchildren and other
Pallbearers will be H. E. Roman, W. C. Nokes, Donnie
Anderson, DeWitt Wallace, M. Owens, Roy Ivie, J. N. Slone
and W. N. Slone.
�Fannie� (Putman) Shaw
Aug 19, 1882 - May 3, 1959
Mrs. Shaw Dies Sunday Night
DAWSON, May 4�(Spl.)�Mrs. Frances Ann (Fannie) Shaw, 76,
died at her home here at 9:20 p.m. Sunday. She was a
native of Navarro county.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the
Methodist church in Dawson, and will be conducted by
Rev. W. L. Milner, pastor of the church. Burial will be
Survivors are two sons, Fran, and Hughie Shaw both of
Dawson; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou Wilson of Dawson
and Mrs. Birdie Mae Sykes of Hillsboro; two brothers,
George and U. E. Putman both of Dawson; four sisters,
Mrs. Ida Nesmith of Dawson, Mrs. Tiny Sykes and Mrs.
Genila Sykes both of Dallas and Mrs. Pearlie Phillips of
Mexia. Also 16 grandchildren and six great
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Wolfe Funeral Home will direct.
Robert Ronnie LaRue
Aug 27, 1938 - Aug 29, 2021
Robert Ronnie LaRue, 83, of Corsicana passed away Sunday
August 29, 2021 at Epic Nursing Home surrounded by his wife
and his family.
Robert was born August 27, 1938 to Woodrow �Woody� LaRue and
Maxine LaRue. He and his wife Nancy were able to be together
at Epic Nursing Home. Robert and Nancy were married for 65
years. Over the years they had 4 children Rhonda Steele,
Ronnie �Bubba� LaRue, Donnie LaRue and Peggy Price.
Robert was a hardworking man, and a loving husband to his
wife Nancy. He worked for Gorman Co and Blooming Grove ISD
until he retired. He loved God with all his heart, often
leading the church singing. He was a deacon at Brushy
Prairie Baptist and Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist. He
loved to hunt and fish and especially loved to train his
beagles to chase rabbits, he never shot just loved being in
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, brother Gary
LaRue and his grandson James Steel.
He is survived by his wife Nancy, children Rhonda Steel,
Ronnie �Bubba� LaRue and wife Tammy, Donnie LaRue and wife
Tammie, Peggy and Don Price, 14 grandchildren, several great
grandchildren and one great grandchild. As well as numerous
cousins and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Graveside services are scheduled for Thursday, September 2,
2021 at 2 pm at
The family would love to give thanks to New Century Hospice
and Epic Nursing Home for the care that was given.
Ann (Johnson) Burleson-Gilcrease-Hodges
Mar 29, 1953 � Aug 17, 2021
memorial service for Karen Ann Hodges, 68, of Lufkin, will
be held at a later date.
Karen was born March 29, 1953 in Corsicana, Texas, the
daughter of the late Juanita (Boone) and Walter Johnson. She
passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021 in a local hospital.
Karen was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother,
grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She enjoyed
watching movies and feeding the animals. Karen was a
long-time resident of Wichita Falls.
Survivors include her sons, Scott Gilcrease and wife Shanda
of Lufkin, Clay Gilcrease of Austin, and Wesley Gilcrease of
Lufkin; daughter, Adrienne Gilcrease of Lufkin; brothers,
Randy and Allen; sisters, Linda, Scottie and Darlene;
grandchildren, Johnathon, Joseph, Dakota, Chasity, Kimberly,
Shelby, Devin, Sierra, Victoria, Makenzie, Kaytlin, Colton,
Carson and Madelyn; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and
Karen was preceded in death by her husband, Coe Hodges; her
parents; and her stepfather, Fred Barham.
Cremation arrangements have been placed in the trust of
Gipson Funeral Home.
- Gipson Funeral Home -
Rose Hill Cemetery,
Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX
- Submitted by
- 1st husband Nickey
Dwight Burleson married Nov 26, 1969 2nd husband Ronny Dale
Gilcrease married Apr 11, 1972 3rd Chester Coe Hodges, Jr.
married Jan 12, 1987; d/o Walter Orr Johnson & Juanita Joyce
(Boone) Berryhill-Morgan-Johnson-Barham (step-father Fred
Oran Sylvester Burleson
Dec 22, 1894 - Apr 6, 1956
Oran S. Burleson Services Sunday
Funeral services for Oran S. Burleson, 61, disabled World War I
veteran, who died Friday in a government hospital in North
Little Rock, Ark., were held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the
Tabernacle with burial in
The rites were conducted by Rev. Leonard Lee and Rev. Earl Burk,
Baptist ministers of Streetman.
Burleson had been a patient in the hospital for 30 years. He was
a native of the Birdston community.
Surviving are his father, Thomas J. Burleson, Wortham; four
brothers, Otis Burleson, Union Springs, Ala.; Thomas Burleson,
Wortham; Joe E. Burleson, Blooming Grove, and Russell R.
Burleson, Austin; three sisters, Mrs. A. A. Moore, Dawson; Mrs.
L. L. Goodman, Lubbock, and Mrs. Margret Orchid, Dallas, and a
number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Dexter Beauchamp, Kirby Keel, Elmer Keel, Rex
Folmer, Everett Gregory and Cecil Tisdale.
Burleson Funeral Service directed.
Homer Lee Gilbert
Sep 9, 1887 - Feb 25, 1958
H. L. Gilbert Of Streetman Dies, Rites Wednesday
Funeral services for Homer Lee Gilbert, 70, farmer-rancher of
Streetman, were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the First
Baptist church in Streetman. The rites were conducted by Rev.
Cecil Thompson, pastor. Burial was in the
Gilbert was found dead in bed at his home Tuesday morning. A
heart attack was ascribed as the cause of death.
Gilbert was born at Cade, near Streetman, and was a veteran of
World War I.
Surviving are a son, Kenneth Gilbert, Dallas; two brothers, C.
D. Gilbert, Streetman, and E. J. Gilbert, Fairfield; a sister,
Mrs. Carl Frazier, Streetman, and a number of nieces, nephews
and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Tracy Gilbert, H. D. Carroll, R. M. Henderson,
J. E. Sims, A. J. McGilvary and Bud Berry.
Capps Funeral Home of Fairfield directed.
Corsicana Daily Sun -
Thurs., Feb 27, 1958
- Submitted by
- US Army WWI
- h/o Julia Verna (Womack)
Gilbert married Apr 24, 1922; s/o Charnic Tharp Gilbert &
Louisiana Antoinette �Nettie� (Dean) Gilbert
Jacob Franklin Ballew
Oct 1885 - May 7, 1962
Frank Ballew Expires Monday
J. F. (Frank) Ballew, 77, former resident, died at his home in
Fort Worth Monday of a heart attack while awaiting a bus to go
Funeral services will be held in Fort Worth at 1 p.m. Wednesday
with burial in the
Emmett cemetery Wednesday afternoon. He was a long-time
member of the Baptist church. He had resided at Fort Worth for
the past 15 years.
Surviving are his wife of Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs.
Beulah Stevens and Mrs. Agnes Gill, both of Fort Worth, and Mrs.
Lillian Horn, Frost; a son, Alvis Ballew, Fort Worth; several
grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, John Ballew,
Olney, and other relatives.
FRANK BALLEW RITES HELD IN
Funeral services for Mr. Frank Ballew, 76, of Fort Worth were
held in that city Wednesday at 1 p.m. from Liberty Missionary
Baptist Church. BUrial was in the cemetery at Emmett, Texas. Mr.
Ballew died Monday.
Survivors are one brother, J. P. Ballew of Olney and a number of
nieces and nephews.
Attending the funeral from Graham were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Guinn
and Mrs. Elbert Ballew and Mrs. Leroy Hambritk [Hambrick]
Thomas Burl Davis
Apr 4, 1895 - Jun 20, 1956
Malakoff Rites For Tom D. Davis
Funeral rites for Tom D. Davis, 61, native of Kerens, who died
at his home in Malakoff Wednesday, were held from the First
Baptist church in Malakoff Friday afternoon with burial in the
near Streetman. He had resided in Henderson county 35 years.
Surviving are his wife, a son, Tom Billy Davis; two daughters,
Mrs. Floyd Smith and Miss Sara Jane Davis; two brothers, J. S.
and Neal Davis, all of Malakoff; two sisters, Mrs. Alice
Grayson, Dallas, and Miss Pearl Davis, Malakoff and six
Carrie L. (Welborn) Davis
Jan 21, 1903 - May 11, 1933
Malakoff Woman Buried Streetman
MALAKOFF, May 15.�(Spl.)�Mrs. Tom B. Davis, aged about 30 who
died at her home here Thursday following a long illness, was
buried in the Streetman
cemetery Friday afternoon.
Besides the husband and three children here, Mrs. Davis is
survived by a brother, Bowen Welborn here, and three sisters,
Mrs. W. L. Faulk of Malakoff, Mrs. Bob Faulk of Tyler and a
sister living in South Texas.
Corsicana Daily Sun- Mon., May 15, 1933
- Submitted by
- w/o Thomas Burl Davis
married Sep 28, 1921; d/o Charles Kay �Charley� Welborn &
Carrie Deupree (Matthews) Welborn
James Sidney "Jim" Davis
Nov 2, 1873 - Oct 17, 1962
Jim Davis Of Malakoff Dies
Final rites for Jim Davis, 88, retired farmer and stockman, who
died Wednesday after a long illness, were held Friday at 11 a.m.
from the First Baptist church in Malakoff. Burial was in the
A native of San Augustine county, he had made his home in the
Malakoff area since 1918.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Calloway, Hutchins; a
sister, Mrs. Alice Grayson, Dallas; one grandchild, one
great-grandchild, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Griffin directed local arrangements.
Oliver Neal Davis
Apr 2, 1879 - Jan 23, 1962
Hold Services For Neal Davis
Neal Davis, 82, of Malakoff, retired stockman, was found dead in
his bed Tuesday morning by his brother, Jim Davis, with whom he
resided. He had been a heart patient for some time.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Athens with
burial in the
Surviving are his brother of Malakoff; a sister, Mrs. Alice
Grayson, Dallas, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Davis had resided in Malakoff since 1918.
Griffin Funeral Home directed local arrangements.
�Fannie� (Cooper) Emmert
Oct 6, 1882 - Aug 20, 1959
RICE, Sept. 3�(Spl)�Burial services was in the
Rice cemetery for Mrs.
Everett Emmertt of Corpus Christi Monday afternoon. Mrs. Emmert
was a former resident here.
Feb 26, 1961 - Jan 17, 2018
was born on February 26, 1961 and passed away on Wednesday,
January 17, 2018. Billy was a resident of Frost, Texas at
the time of passing.
Kim Alan Yates
Apr 23, 1957 - Jul 4, 2011
Yates, 54, passed away at his home on Monday, July 4, 2011
in Arlington. Services will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, July
10 at Moore Funeral Home Chapel, 4216 S. Bowen Rd.,
Arlington, Texas. Alan was born on April 23, 1957 and was
raised in Frost, Texas. Alan moved to Arlington to finish
college at UTA and upon graduation, he then went on to
become a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative. Survivors:
wife, Gretchen Yates of Arlington; parents, Namon and
Jerolyn Yates of Frost; sister, Beverly Vest of Waco; and
niece, Lee Ann Vest of Waco.
- h/o Gretchen J. (Bradshaw) Yates, married Nov 20, 1982; s/o Namon Earl Yates & Jerolyn Lee (Way) Yates
- Moore Bowen Road Funeral
Frost, Navarro Co., TX
Sallie L. (Cogdell) Haynie
Dec 18, 1867 - Jul 12, 1959
Streetman Rites Set Tuesday For Mrs. Haynie, 92
Mrs. Charles Haynie, 92, Streetman business woman died in the
Navarro Clinic Sunday.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First
Methodist church of Streetman with burial in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. James A. Brunner, pastor of
Mrs. Haynie had resided in the Streetman community practically
all her life and had operated the Cozy Caf� and Courts in
Streetman since Highway 75 was constructed through that city.
The body was returned to the family home Monday afternoon where
it will lie in state until funeral hour.
Surviving are several nieces, nephews, and other relatives
including nephew, Sgt. L. H. Cogdell, U. S. Army, Fort Sill,
Corley will direct.
Layla Grace Willis
B&D Aug 23, 2021
Layla Grace Willis was born sleeping on August 23, 2021 to Derrick and Ashley Willis. Layla spent only a moment in our
arms, but will live forever in our hearts. Our sweet baby girl resides in Heaven's glory awaiting the day when we will be
She is survived by both parents, Derrick and Ashley (Gantt) Willis, big brothers, Myles and Levi Willis, paternal
grandparents, Howard and Young Willis, maternal grandparents, Bobby and Debbie Gantt, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Graveside services will be held at
Rose Hill Cemetery
for family and close friends only on August 28th with Brother Darren Heil officiating.
- d/o Derrick Michael Willis & Julia Ashley Kayleen (Gantt) Willis
Dollie Mae Turner
Aug 7, 1939 - Aug 20, 2007
Dollie Mae Turner, 68, of Corsicana passed awy Monday, Aug 20, 2007, at her residence. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today
at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, with Bishop K.D. Davis officiating and internment to follow at
Arrangements by Scott Funer Home.
George Edwin Perry
Jun 13, 1932 - Sep 10, 2007
George Edwin Perry, 75, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, at his residence.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church, 400 S. 15th St, with Pastor Alvin E. Smith
Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will be Joel Leach, Cody Kitchen, Jimmy Perry, Bobby Perry, Don Butcher and Claude Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will
be deacons of Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church. Brothers Willie Lusk, Paul West, Sanford Daniels, Andrew Propes and
Mr. Perry was born June 13, 1932, in Ennis. He retired from Miles Furniture after 36 years and was employed at CVS Pharmacy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, three brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Jannie Mae Perry of Corsicana; one daughter, Joyce Ann Watts of Corsicana; three
sons, James Curtis, Billy Martin and George Edwin and daughter-in-law, Frances Kitchen, all of Corsicana; 11
grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, four brothers-in-law, six sisters-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews and other
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Hattie (Wright) Green
Jun 16, 1923 - Jan 13, 2008
Hallie (Wright) Green, 84, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Jan.
13, 2008, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.
Services will be 11 am. today at Second Mission Baptist Church
with the Rev. Larry L. Polk officiating. Interment will follow
at Woodland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chris Hawkins, Gregory Collins, Cortland
Collins, Vernell Jackson, Lonnie Strickland, Danzell Lee, Claude
Curry, Willie Reed and Chris Rooks.
Mrs. Green was born June 16, 1923, in Chatfield In 1943, she
married Howard Green who preceded her in death in 1996. She was
a housewife, but did a little work outside of the home. She
belonged and brought up her children in the Second Mission
Survivors include her son, Joe Green of Corsicana; three
daughters, Ruby Curry (Jessie) Of DeSoto, Nellie Ruth Collins
(Arthur) of Corsicana, and Stormy (Edward) Lewis of Dallas; one
stepdaughter, Jimmie Ruth Bellamy of Bronz, N.Y.; one
brother-in-law, William Charles "Ted" Green of Corsicana; two
sisters-in-law, Lorene Page of San Diego, Calif., and Ruth Werth
of Los Angeles, Calif; eight grandchildren, 12
great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, one nephew,
and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.
E. B. Thomas
Abt 1955 - Jan 5, 2008
E.B. Thomas, 53, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Jan., 5,
2008, at Navarro Regional Hospital. A funeral service will be
held at 11 a.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel with
Minister Larry Williams officiating. Interment will follow at
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Larry Laroy Jackson, Sr.
Sep 7, 1938 - Mar 15, 2021
Laroy Jackson Sr., 82 of Dallas, Tx passed away on March 15,
2021 in Dallas.
Larry was born on September 7, 1938 in Corsicana, Tx to
William R. Jackson and Mary Ellen Sessums.
Larry was always full of life; very charismatic, personable,
and always loved to talk and laugh. A lover of all forms of
music, especially the blues, BB King and Ray Charles were
some of his favorite artists. Larry was very much a man's
man, and lived life on his own terms, rather right or wrong.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents, children Shane
Jackson, Larry L. Jackson Jr. and Billy Clayton Morgan.
Larry is survived by his loving wife, Wanda Jackson,
children Larry Kevin Jackson, Athena Seefurth and Nadine
(Cindy) Anderson. Brother Danny Sessums and sister Dianna
Graveside services will be held on Friday, March 19, 2021 at
2 o'clock in the afternoon at
Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Tx.
- Corley Funeral Home
- Submitted by
- h/o Iona Ann (Anderson),
Dorothy Louise (Moore) Jackson and Wanda Jackson; s/o
William R. Jackson & Mary Ellen (Wheelock) Sessums-Jackson
Larry Kent Riemenschneider
Aug 16, 1956 - Feb 27, 2021
Larry Kent Riemenschneider, 64, of Dawson, passed away on
February 27, 2021 in Temple. Tx.
Visitation will be 6pm-8pm Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral services will be held 11am Thursday, March 4, 2021 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Floyd Petersen,
officiating. Burial will follow at
Arrangements are by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Larry was born in Marshalltown, Iowa to Ken and Loretta
Riemenschneider on August 16, 1956. He went to school at Clarke
High School. He married Kim Waller on September 27, 2008 in
Corsicana, Tx. He was a veteran and served in the Army and was
discharged as an E4.
Larry is preceded in death by both parents, and 1 son; Phillip
Larry is survived by his wife; Kim, children; Jason (Cassie),
Jacob, Kim, Jeff, Michael (Tami), Amy (Jerry), and Tiffanie. And
a host of grandchildren, nieces, and nephews
Pallbearers will be Ricky Gilliam, Charles Lucas, Chris Govan,
Jerry Glidewell, Michael Randel, Jason Riemenschneider, and Cody
- Griffin-Roughton Funeral
- Submitted by
- h/o Kim Waller
Riemenschneider; s/o Ken Riemenschneider & Loretta
Richard Lawrence Way
Jan 11, 1934 - Apr 17, 2020
Lawrence Way (January 11, 1934 - April 17, 2020)
Richard proudly served in the United States Army, and
parlayed those life skills into a successful business career
in the private sector.
After being honorably discharged in 1963, Richard held
executive positions at General Electric, Lockheed Martin,
Rockwell International, and Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical. In
1976, Richard earned a partnership position with a law firm
in Detroit, Michigan, but ultimately, he fulfilled his dream
of branching out and founding his own private law practice.
Richard was born on January 11, 1934, to Katherine and
George Way in Greenfield, Massachusetts. After graduating
from Greenfield High School in 1951, he moved on to the
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Commerce and
Finance. After graduating from, what is now known as, the
Wharton School of Business in 1956, and proudly serving his
country, he received an MBA from Georgia State University in
1964, followed by graduating from Emory University in 1969
with his Doctorate of Law.
Richard and Wilma had a passion for travel and set out to
see the world.
He would love to sit and share the details of a few of his
trips: a cruise around South America, a fun-filled wildlife
safari in Africa, or the tour of India, Nepal and the
Richard is survived by his wife of 63 years, Wilma Way of
Corsicana; his children, Kevin Way of Pickerington, OH and
Deborah Bonner and husband Aric of Corsicana, TX.; his
grandchildren, Jessica Way of Waxahachie, TX, Austin Way of
Madison, WI, Alexis Way, of Indianapolis, IN, and Gabriela
Bonner of Corsicana, TX; and one Great-granddaughter Addilyn
Due to the Covid Pandemic there will be a family graveside
Oakwood Cemetery on Friday, April 24, 2020 at
1:00pm with Pastor Rick Lamb officiating.
Memorials can be made to the Navarro County Humane Society.
- Griffin-Roughton Funeral
- Submitted by
- h/o Wilma Carol
s/o George Howard Way Katherine Elizabeth (Byrnes) Way
Ryan Gregory Cook
Feb 5, 1987 - Apr 5, 2020
Gregory Cook, 33, beloved son, brother, uncle and friend,
passed away on April 5, 2020. Ryan was a precious soul with
a kind heart and we believe he is now at peace in the
presence of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ryan was born February 5, 1987 in Fort Worth, Texas. He
graduated from Temple Christian School in Fort Worth in 2005
and received a Bachelor�s Degree in Biology from the
University of North Texas in 2009. Ryan then completed the
Medical Laboratory Technology program through Tarleton State
University in Fort Worth and went on to work for many years
at Carter Blood Care. Ryan worked in the Stem Cell
Laboratory division at Carter and was in the business of
saving lives through his work in stem cell transplant
programs. He had an incredible understanding of the human
body and could speak of the complexities of human cells with
amazing clarity. His knowledge will be missed.
Ryan was an avid rock climber and snowboarder, as well as a
talented musician. He worked at the UNT Rec Center climbing
wall while in college and enjoyed snowboarding in New
Ryan was preceded in death by grandparents Lonnie and Mary
Lou Cook, of Graham, Texas, and grandfather James Hodge of
SURVIVORS: Parents, Mark and Patti Cook of Mansfield;
grandmother Dorothy Hodge of Corsicana; sister and
brother-in-law Cara and Jarad Miller of Ennis; nephew Kole
Cilione and nieces Abigail and Kimberly Miller of Ennis;
girlfriend Kathryn Wilde of Frisco; and a host of extended
family members and friends.
- Griffin-Roughton Funeral
- Submitted by
- s/o Mark Gregory Cook &
Patti Ann (Hodge) Cook
Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
Carole Ann (Thomas)
Apr 8, 1941 - Feb 6, 2021
Ann Jenkins departed this life on February 6, 2021,
surrounded by loving family at the home of her grandson
Lucas White in Kernersville, North Carolina. She is survived
by her devoted husband of 59 years, David L. Jenkins. Born
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on April 8, 1941, Carole, the
sister of Terry Thomas, Bonnie Thomas Ricchio, and Diane
Thomas, became the mother of Stacie M. Jenkins, Jonell L.
White, and Carrie G. Todd and grandmother of Jacob and Lucas
White and Shane and Tara Todd. Although born and raised in
the Midwest, Carole and Dave spent most of their married
lives in the actual West in Corsicana, Texas. As a
registered labor and delivery nurse and certified
nurse-midwife, if she did not deliver the entire current
population of Corsicana and Ennis, Texas, it was not from
lack of effort. Late in the game, she and Dave, sharing a
love of old-time music, realized a long-held dream and
purchased a second home in the Blue Ridge Mountains in
Galax, Virginia, overlooking the site of the country's
oldest annual Fiddlers Convention. Naturally, Carole took up
the fiddle, and each year she and Dave hosted throngs of
musicians of varying stripe, including the rich and famous,
who needed a place to rest, to enjoy a fix of some fine home
cooking or just to sit around and play music on a
comfortable porch out of the spotlight. Carole was a
perpetual fountain of goodness and poured out love,
kindness, and comfort on everyone who came into her orbit,
and those who were fortunate enough to know her are
sustained by that memory. Due to the current COVID-19
pandemic and out of an abundance of love and concern for our
family and friends, a memorial service will not be held. The
family requests, in lieu of flowers or other memorials,
friends make a donation to Catholic Charities USA (catholiccharitiesusa.org)
or to a local charity of their own choosing, which provides
shelter, prenatal and birthing care to the indigent.
Joseph William "Jack"
Mar 4, 1934 - Mar 6, 2021
(Jack) Michalak left this earth on March 6, 2021 at 87 years
(and two days) of age. He is survived by his wife, Barbara,
4 of his 5 children, 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren,
He is preceded in death by his son, 3 brothers, and 2
He served in the US Navy in
the Korean War and retired from Michelin Tire company
before moving to the lake for retirement.
Jack was an avid fisherman and loved to take his kids
fishing on the Richland-Chambers Reservoir. He and Barbara
loved to travel and go camping. Jack's brisket and ribs
were famous among his group of family and friends.
Garry Wayne Rhodes
Dec 14, 1953 - Mar 6, 2021
Garry Wayne Rhodes, 67, went
home to his Lord and Savior on March 6, 2021. Garry was born on
December 14th, 1953 to his loving parents and longtime Corsicana
residents, Johnny and Jo Ann Rhodes.
Garry was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Rhodes.
Garry worked alongside his father in Rhodes Construction from
his teenage years through most of his adult life. Garry was a
heavy equipment operator as well as a licensed realtor. In
Rhodes owned and operated Rhodes Insurance. He later worked for
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children until his retirement
in December 2019.
Garry loved the Lord and answered His calling to be a deacon in
the Baptist Church. When there was a need, Garry was quick to
lend a hand. Whether it was a construction need or even
someone's personal situation, Garry was the first to offer help.
It seems that he was always willing to fill the need. Garry
helped everyone he could and was everyone's "go to guy." While
working in Dallas, Garry made every effort to find out which
patients were from Corsicana so that he could check on them,
pray with them, and let them know he was there.
Garry had a deep love for his family. Pam was the love of his
life and partner in their 43-year marriage. There is no doubt
that his wife, daughter, granddaughter, and son-in-law were
treasures to him. There will soon be an addition to the favorite
list, a grandson.
Garry is survived by wife Pam Hand Rhodes, mother Jo Ann Rhodes,
daughter Johanna Tanner, son-in-law Whit Tanner, granddaughter
JoleighAnn Tanner, sister Leesa Ward, brother-in-law Kyle Ward,
nephew Taylor Ward, niece Annalee Ward, and nephew Luke Ward.
Friends and family are encouraged to gather for a time of
visitation on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 6 to 8 in the evening
at Corley Funeral Home. Services celebrating Garry's life will
be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 10:30 in the morning at
the First Baptist Church of Corsicana, with Dr. Danny P. Reeves
officiating. Burial will follow at
Thelma Anna Mae (Stokes)
Feb 11, 1927 - Feb 16, 2021
Thelma Anna Mae Thompson passed away surrounded by family on
February 16, 2021 in Leander, Texas. She was born on February
11, 1927 in Corsicana, Texas to William Thomas Stokes and Thelma
Thelma's family owned Stokes Printing Company in downtown
Corsicana, and she grew up watching her father hand lay typeset
and manually ink the printing presses. Her mother was a master
seamstress and took pride in making beautiful dresses for
Thelma. A bit of a tomboy, Thelma adored her older brother,
Bill, and tried to follow in his footsteps whenever she could,
which made keeping those beautiful dresses a bit difficult.
She attended Corsicana High School, where she met her husband,
Wilbur Thompson, Jr. When Wilbur was called to war, Wilbur and
Thelma secretly eloped in October 1943. During this time, a
married woman could not attend a public school, so she and
Wilbur kept their marriage a secret until she graduated in 1944.
It is a story that they enjoyed telling for the rest of their
With the war still in full swing, Thelma attended Texas Woman's
University, but she missed her family and her hometown. She
returned to Corsicana to assist her father at his print shop as
she awaited Wilbur's homecoming. After Wilbur's discharge from
the service (Army Air Corps), they moved to Norman, Oklahoma as
Wilbur pursued his degree in geology at the University of
Oklahoma on the GI Bill. Their first daughter, Patricia Ann, was
born just before they moved and was then followed by son,
William Scott. The family returned to Corsicana in 1950 and
built their first home on a lot that had once been part of
Thelma's grandfather Ficklin's dairy farm. Their second
daughter, Deborah Jill, completed the family.
Thelma had a deep love for her family, and she gave everything
she had to love them each in her quiet, steadfast way. Thelma
and Wilbur were married for 69 years, and it came with some
unexpected entertainment. As a petroleum geologist, Wilbur often
worked on well-sites in the field where he encountered injured
or orphaned animals he would bring home to rehabilitate. Thelma
came home one day to find that Wilbur had rescued a baby skunk
and that he wanted her approval to make it a house pet. A
conversation followed, and the Thompson skunk was granted a
lovely new home in the backyard. Additionally, Thelma and Wilbur
enjoyed the beauty of nature and had an incredible backyard
oasis full of flowers and animals. As they opened their home to
family and friends, many a peaceful afternoon was spent together
looking out the picture windows as the birds, squirrels, and
bunnies enjoyed their secret garden. As long as she was able,
Thelma took great care in selecting the perfect card for each
family birthday and surprising grandchildren with a beautifully
drawn sketch of the family pet or beautiful bird on the feeder
outside. Her family can also point to precious blessings that
were answers to her continued and specific prayers for them.
Thelma also treasured her community in Corsicana. Thelma was
born at her parents home, and she often commented that she lived
her life in just one neighborhood. Her children were blessed by
being in short walking distance of both sets of grandparents and
a favorite aunt. She loved her neighbors and had a tradition of
meeting almost daily for coffee and fellowship. Thelma enjoyed
her luncheon club, birthday club, and the Kinslow House, but
closest to her heart was her weekly Bible study group. The women
in these groups were her dearest friends.
After Wilbur died in 2012, she moved to Cedar Park to live with
her daughter, Jill. Jill and her husband, Larry, lovingly cared
for Thelma in their home until her passing. Thelma was
predeceased by her parents, her husband of almost 70 years
Wilbur Lionell Thompson, Jr.; her brother, William Thomas "Bill"
Stokes, granddaughter Natalie Bredthauer, her sister-in-law,
Mary Johnson, and her brother-in-law, W. Robert Thompson.
She is survived by her three children: Patricia Ann "Tricia"
Matthews (Bill) of Kerrville; William Scott Thompson (Candance)
of Houston; Deborah Jill Bredthauer (Dr. Larry) of Leander;
grandchildren: Christian Matthews (Dr. Linda), Daniel Matthews,
Traci White (Caperton), Scott Thompson, Lauren Appenbrink (Read)
and Hope Bredthauer; great grandchildren: Madeleine and Elian
Matthews, Peyton and Lillian White, and Will and Anna Grace
Appenbrink. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Fiona Stokes
and Carole Ann Wilson; her brother's sons: Bill Stokes and Brad
Stokes (Melissa) and many other well loved nieces and nephews.
Due to COVID restrictions, a Celebration of Life will be held at
a later date.
Thelma will be laid to rest at
Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana,
Diane Gertrude (Willoughby)
Feb 15, 1944 - Mar 4, 2021
G. Cooksey, 77, of Corsicana, Texas passed away on Thursday,
March 4, 2021 at Medical City Ft. Worth. She was born
February 15, 1944 in Harlan, Iowa to Homer D. and Alice M.
Willoughby Jr. (Graves).
She met Robert Monaghan Cooksey Jr. at First Methodist
Church Dallas, Texas, and they were married July 1970 at
First Baptist Church Dallas, Texas. Her children are Robert
Monaghan Cooksey III, James William Cooksey, and Susan Marie
Cooksey. She was devoted to her family and they to her. Her
father was a missionary but, like her mother before her,
Diane went into teaching. Her passions in life were faith
and trust in Christ and family.
She is survived by her husband, Robert M. Cooksey, Jr.;
children, Robert Monaghan Cooksey III, James William Cooksey
and Susan Marie Cooksey; grandchildren, Nathaniel, Eliza and
Diane Cooksey; siblings, Homer Willoughby III, Anna Bokmeyer
(Willoughby), Phillip Willoughby, Samuel Willoughby and
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister,
Faith Ellen Willoughby.
Visitation with the family was held Tuesday, March 9, 2021
in the Magnolia Chapel at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside
services followed at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Danny P.
Joyce Laverne (Keele)
Nov 29, 1940 - Mar 8, 2021
Joyce Keele Bullock passed away March 8, 2021, at the age of 80.
Joyce was born in Corsicana on November 29, 1940 to Robert Lee
and Frances Irene Keele. Her parents both worked in the cotton
mill. Her father also worked for the highway department, while
her mother worked at Collin Street Bakery. Growing up in
Corsicana with her siblings Charles Leslie, Robert Fredrick, and
Brenda Irene, Joyce lived on what was called the Cotton Mill
Block. Although she was raised with minimal worldly possessions,
she had very loving parents. Because her mother was working,
Joyce took over the duties of cooking for her brothers and
father at a very young age. A favorite memory was when a
traveling photographer came through Corsicana with his horse.
The kids were all cleaned up and sat on the horse to have their
picture taken. Because she treasured and loved her brothers,
that picture has hung on her wall to this day.
Joyce had a lot of friends from her school days. Growing up, she
was especially close to Pauline Williams, Delores Hedrick, and
Shirley Wiggley. Even as an adult, when she would return to
Corsicana, those friendships remained. She would see the old
friends from school and they would greet each other with a fond
hug. As a teen, Joyce enjoyed walking downtown to the laundermat
to visit with Grandma Brent who folded clothes there and would
hang in the window and chat with her. Joyce loved to go to
Hashops here in Corsicana. Joyce attended Travis Elementary,
Drane Junior High, and Corsicana High School.
It was when Joyce was a senior in high school that she met her
first love Earl Middleton. They married in May and their
marriage took them to Long Beach, California, where she had her
first child. The future brought a change to her life. She met
Charles Lauhoff and had her second child. Years later God
brought Roy Bullock into her life. Joyce claimed Roy as her soul
mate in life, and she loved him deeply. Her daughters Teresa and
Rachel were her world. She spent many hours on her knees praying
the blood of Jesus over her girls as they were growing up. She
was devoted to them.
Joyce was not a stranger to hard work. In her teenage years, she
worked at Mr. Pryor's news stand at the post office and then at
Chuckwagon. She worked at the telephone company as Ma Bell for
most of her life. She was a telephone operator before 911 became
known. She took many emergency phone calls and stayed on the
line with the distressed callers, praying with them until help
This desire to pray for others and to serve the Lord was
important throughout Joyce's life. In her early adult life, she
was chosen to teach a women's ministry group. She had a message
laid on her heart and felt it was so important to share.
However, she did not have winter shoes. She only owned a pair of
strappy sandals, but she wore them anyway, standing week after
week in the winter, teaching the ladies God's word. Her friend
Jonell shared how deeply this touched her life and heart, and
deepened her walk with Christ. Later in life, Joyce and her
husband Roy held a single's ministry and Elderfire ministry
(which was created by Joyce and Jonelle Buckles and was named by
Jerry Lynn Tillman). Her faith was so important to her, and she
spent a lot of time in intercessory prayer and reading the
Outside of the Lord, Joyce's life revolved around her family.
She enjoyed many "Brent Family" Christmas and Thanksgiving
gatherings at Grandma Brent's house in Corsicana. Trips to
Gatlinburg, Tennessee with her husband Roy were very special to
her. She enjoyed her trips to California and Lake Tahoe to visit
Rachel and her husband John with her grandchildren. She had many
trips to Virginia and to Burlington, Vermont to visit her
grandson David at Norwich University. All her vacations revolved
around her family. In her free time, Joyce enjoyed bird watching
and collected Boyd's Bears. She would shop till she dropped and
then return again the next day. She loved going to Canton for
first Monday and to Winnie Trade Days. She had a sweet tooth.
When she would see a handcrafted, delicately prepared buttermilk
or pecan pie, she would say, "I'm just gonna have a pinch of
this." Then she would cut a slice and slowly enjoy each bite.
She also enjoyed a hot fried thick cut bologna and cheese
sandwich with a tomato slice and ice cream.
Joyce leaves behind her husband Roy Bullock; her daughter Teri
Phillips (and her husband Dennis); her daughter Rachel Donegan
(and her husband John); her stepdaughter Tami Smith (and her
husband Stephen); her stepson Allen Bullock (and his wife Amy);
her grandchildren Hunter Fiarris, Joshua Phillips, David Dreyer,
Megan Donegan, John Patrick Donegan, Michael Donegan, Chase
Walker, Logan Smith, and Chanse Bullock; great-grandchildren
Savanna Dreyer, Maximus Dreyer, Bryce Bullock and Natalie
Bullock; her brother Robert (Red) Keele; and her sister Brenda
To honor her life, Joyce's family had a visitation on Thursday,
March 11 at Corley Funeral Home. Her funeral service was held on
Friday, March 12, 2021 at Corley Funeral Home in the Magnolia
Chapel, followed by burial at
Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar 17, 2021
- Submitted by
- w/o Earl Middleton,
Charles Francis Lauhoff & Roy Bullock & d/o Robert Lee Keele
& Frances Irene (Brent) Keele
William Douglas "Dump"
Jun 24, 1934 - Apr 5, 2020
�Dump� Douglas Vaughan was born June 24th 1934 and passed away
April 5, 2020. He is preceded in death by parents Wylie and
Salina Vaughan, his wife Beverly Vaughan, brother Wylie Vaughan
Jr, sister Lorene Gaston, sons Doug Vaughan and Rick Vaughan,
daughter Deborah Baird, granddaughter Bari Baird. He is survived
by sisters Mary Vinson, 98, Irene Brown, 96, and Margie Brown,
95, brother Wesley Vaughan, 94.
Daughters Cindy Norakas and husband Mark, Alisha Vaughan and
husband Bryan Roach, son Jim Vaughan, wife Shande. He had 21
grand children 34 great grand children and 9 great great
grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to thank Peggy Shewbert for her love and
Bristol hospices, Stormi Upton, home health aide and Cristi
Thank you for the amazing care, compassion and support.
- Griffin-Roughton Funeral
- Submitted by
- h/o Beverly Vaughan; s/o
Wiley Wesley Vaughan & Salina Lorene (Crawford) Vaughan
buried in Hamilton-Beeman Cem.
Tommy Joe Thompson
Nov 22, 1954 - Apr 21, 2020
is with sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved
brother, Tommy Joe Thompson; age 65, who was called home to
be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 21st'! He passed away due
to ongoing complications with cancer for the past four and
one-half years. He died suddenly at home, with his beloved
brother by his side.
He is predeceased by Lemuel Lee Thompson, father - Virginia
Ford Thompson, mother, - Jeanine Gannon, wife - and Donn Lee
Tommy grew up in Dallas, Texas, and at the age of 12 he
accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior. He loved the Lord,
people and music.
He is survived by his brother, Leonard Lee Thompson and wife
Carol of Farmers Branch, Texas; sisters, Linda Thompson
Bardin of Nevada, Texas and Brenda Sue Thompson of Ennis,
Texas, Terry Thompson sister-in-law of Wichita, Texas. His
step-son - Philip Gannon of Dallas, Texas and step-grandson
Cameron Gannon of Balch Springs, Texas as well as numerous
nieces and nephews.
Tommy will be cremated in Corsicana, Texas on Saturday April
25th! There will be no services.
- Griffin-Roughton Funeral
- Submitted by
- h/o Jeanine (Gannon)
Thompson; s/o Lemuel Lee Thompson & Virginia (Ford)
Jan (Mulkey) Magee
Dec 13, 1935 - Jan 23, 2021
Mulkey Magee, 85, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021
in Ennis, Texas.
Jan was born December 13, 1935 in Ennis, Texas to Keith and
Tina Beth (Wheeler) Mulkey. Jan grew up in Ennis and
graduated from Ennis High School in 1954. On April 9, 1966
she married the love of her life Charles H. Magee, Jr. they
originally made their home in Corsicana from 1966 to 1990
when they returned to Ennis.
Jan worked for Gibraltar Life Insurance Company, the
Corsicana Livestock Auction and retired from Bank of
America. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church
of Ennis where she sang in the choir and the American
Business Women's Association. Jan enjoyed cooking and
spending time with family.
Jan is survived by a son, Ret. Col. Robert Keith Magee and
wife, Debbie; daughter, Janet K. Magee; four grandchildren;
brother, Ret. Col. David K. Mulkey; two sisters: Judy Gray
and husband, Jerry and Jo Beth Ellis and husband, Hugh along
with a host of extended family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from
10 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.
A Celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, January
30, 2021 at 11 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of
Ennis with Rev. Craig Krueger officiating. Interment will
follow in Myrtle Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever
Bobby Dean Wade
Jun 6, 1941 - Feb 16, 2021
for Bobby Dean Wade, 79, will be held Sunday, February 21,
2021, at Central Baptist Church (221 S. Fordyce Street
Blooming Grove, TX 76626) with visitation from 1 p.m. - 3
p.m. and funeral service at 3 p.m., with Rev. Darren Heil
officiating. Burial will follow at Kermit Cemetery on
Monday, February 22, 2021 at 2 p.m.
Bobby was born in Cameron, Texas on June 6, 1941 to Dan and
Ethel (Quillen) Wade. He married Mary Ann Wilson on April
15, 1989, in Kermit, Texas.
Bobby retired from Helena Chemical Company in 2007. He
served as a song leader and a deacon at Navarro Mills
Baptist Church. He was a current member of Central Baptist
Church in Blooming Grove, Texas. He loved God and his
family. He was a good husband, Dad, Granddaddy, and friend.
Bobby is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary Ann (Wilson)
Wade; children, Vance and Amy Wade of Stephenville, Texas,
LaVonda and Shane Vickrey of McKinney, Texas, Shawn and
Glenn Allen-Wade of Allen, Texas; 6 grandchildren; 3 great
grandchildren; brother, Paul and Sarah Wade of Emory, Texas;
2 sisters-in-law, Pat Wade, and Wanda Wade; and many nieces
and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dan
and Ethel Wade; brothers, Clifton Wade, Autis Lee Wade,
Charles Wade, and sister-in-law, Edrie Wade.
Vivian (Graham) Green
Jul 7, 1926 - Feb 6, 2021
Vivian Graham Green passed
away February 6, 2021. She was born July 7, 1926 to George E.
Graham and Vivian Wigley in Corsicana, Texas. She married W.
Darwin Green on December 25, 1946 at 11th Avenue Methodist
Church, which is now St. Luke United Methodist Church. Vivian
has been a lifelong member of that church where she served on
many committees, sang in the church choir and at the Twilight
Vivian was employed in the business office of the Navarro County
Hospital for 25 years. After retiring in 1978, she became a
member of the hospital auxiliary and served two terms as
president. She also served on boards of the Rainbow Room and
Kinsloe House. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband
of nearly 74 years Darwin Green, step-father Frank Carter,
brother Edward E. Graham, brother Don Carter and daughter
Darelle Green Sheets.
Vivian is survived by her daughter Jamie Green Adams, grandson
Michael Sheets and wife Hillary and great granddaughter Ruby
Nelle Sheets. Son-in-law Jerry Sheets, granddaughter Alexandra
Teas Adams and husband Scott, grandson Nicholas Adams,
granddaughter Katy Adams all of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Granddaughter Michelle Sheets Mizerak and husband A.J. and three
great grandsons Zachary, Tryston and Kirkland all of Garland,
Texas. Sisters Frankie Bressie of Lady Lake, Florida and Margie
Hill of Le Grange, Texas and several nieces and nephews.
Due to concerns with the Covid Virus there will be a viewing
from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday at Griffin - Roughton Funeral
Home for friends to come pay their respects without the family
present. A celebration of her life will be held at St. Luke
United Methodist Church for her family only on Saturday,
February 13, 2021 at 1 p.m. Vivian will be laid to rest next to
Darwin at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Darla Sue (Jordan) Capehart
Jul 6, 1955 - Feb 6, 2021
Darla Sue Capehart, 65, of Corsicana passed away February 6,
2021, with her loving family at her side. She was a Nurse, Wife,
Mom, and Granny to many. Loved by all her family, friends, and
Born July 6, 1955, to Clitis "Jiggs" and Dorothy Jordan of
She served her loving community for 35 years as a Nurse and was
loved by all who had the pleasure of meeting her. She was an
active member of Mildred Baptist Church. Married the love of her
life, Darrell Capehart, September 2000, and spent the remainder
of her life on their farm in Navarro Tx.
She is preceded in death by her parents Clitis and Dorothy
Jordan, brother Billy Jordan, and sister Brenda Null. She is
survived by her loving husband Darrell Capehart, brother Clitis
Jordan and wife Greta, sister Kathy Sherrard and husband Bill,
children Jason Womack, John Womack and wife Lei, Blake Capehart
and wife Alex, Koty Wilson and wife Shantel, grandchildren Max,
Joseph, Cheyene, Nolan, Brinley, Maci, Kolbi, and Gage. She is
also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
"There's only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved"
Visitation will be Tuesday, February 9, 2021 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Funeral Service
will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Bradley Lynn "Brad" Arnett
Dec 17, 1964 - Feb 12, 2021
(Brad) Lynn Arnett went home to be with the Lord Friday,
February 12, 2021, after a long, tough fight against kidney
failure. Brad was born on December 17, 1964 to Robert and
Barbara Arnett in Corsicana, Texas.
He graduated from Mildred High School in 1983 and was a
member of Mildred Baptist Church. He worked with his family
at their construction business until 1993. When he went to
work with his brother at Hunter Excavation in Ennis, Texas,
where he worked until his death. Brad battled kidney issues
from age 6. He had multiple surgeries and received the
precious gift of kidney transplants in 1995 and 2019. Brad
and his family will forever be grateful to the families who
lost a loved one but were willing to share the gift of life
with him. Brad loved the outdoors; he loved to fish, hunt
and go frog gigging. He also loved watching his nieces and
nephews participate in their sporting activities. Brad loved
his family, and raised his niece and nephew, as if they were
his own. Brad was preceded in death by his father, Robert
Arnett, grandparents, Mable Eaton, Johnie Arnett, Jessie
Arnett, and Beth Arnett. He is survived by his wife Leecia,
mother Barbara Arnett, special niece and nephew, Jordan
Fountain and Josh Fountain, brother Randall Arnett and wife
Vicki, sister Rhonda Day and husband Bill, brother in laws
Jim Bell and wife Tracie and Stephen Bell and sister in law
Tina Rogers. He is also survived by nieces Amanda Scott and
husband Clyde, Morgan Limmer and husband Judson, Jessica
Carpenter and husband Kyle, NicoleBell, nephew Casey Carter
and fianc� Lindsay Dornak, as well as numerous great nieces
and nephews. He is also survived by is special fur baby Fran
and special friends from Mildred High School, Class of 1983.
Leecia and family thank everyone for the numerous calls,
texts, and prayers over the past few months. Per Brad's
wishes a celebration of his life will be held at a later
date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an
account established at Community National Bank and Trust, in
memory of Brad Arnett or The National Kidney Foundation,
online at kidney.org.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
George Leslie Green
Feb 18, 1948 - Feb 11, 2021
Leslie Green passed away February 11, 2021 at Navarro
Regional Hospital in Corsicana with his loving wife and
daughters by his side. George was born February 18, 1948 in
Corsicana, Texas to Odell and Joy Green. He graduated from
Corsicana High School in 1966 then enlisted in the Air
Force. He served in the Air
Force for four years. After returning he attended The
University of North Texas where he graduated with a degree
in Banking and Finance. George wore many hats during his
working days, the last hat he wore was at Oil City Iron
Works, where he retired in 2015. George met the love of his
life in 1988 in Corsicana through mutual friends. They were
married in 1990 and from there became a family of four.
George loved his wife and two girls unconditionally.
George's passions other than his family, were his dogs and
his goats. He loved the simple life. George is proceeded in
death by his father, Odell Green. He is survived by his
wife, Donna Green; his daughters Erika Stearman (Justin),
and April Loewe (Chris Neiman); mother Joy Green; sister
Sheila Herod (Robert); grandchildren Madison, Rylan and
Mason Franklin, Brantley and Bailor Loewe and Cooper Neiman;
Nephews Jason Herod (Nana) and Matt Herod (Kerri) and
families; along with numerous family and friends. A
visitation will be held at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home on
Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 1pm-3pm.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Larry Earl McCarver
Oct 23, 1944 - Feb 6, 2021
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our
loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend Larry
McCarver on February 6th, 2021 at his home in Newport, Rhode
Island. He left this life surrounded by his wife Anne, children
Marianne, Lara, and Clint and beloved dog KoPei.
Larry was born on October 23, 1944 in Corsicana, Texas to
Pauline Phinney McCarver and Edward Farley McCarver. He was
preceded in death by his mother, his father, his sister Rosemary
and his brother William. He is survived by his wife Anne
McCarver of Newport, daughters Marianne Parker (Scott) of
Parker, Colorado, Lara Frankovitch (Joe) of Steamboat Springs,
Colorado, and son Clint McCarver of Parker, Colorado. Also
surviving Larry are six grandchildren: Ryan Parker, Erin Parker,
Trey Frankovitch, Jonah Frankovitch, Eli Frankovitch and Keaton
McCarver. Many cousins, nieces and nephews survive him as well.
Larry grew up in Corsicana, Texas, where he was proud to have
never missed a day of school. At Corsicana High School he served
on the Student Council, was active in the Science and
Mathematics clubs, and played on the tennis, football, and
basketball teams. He was also a member of the National Forensics
League, and in his senior year won a medal for Persuasive
Speaking in the Texas Interscholastic League competition. His
high school classmates were a large part of his life, and joined
all their get-togethers around the country.
In 1967 Larry graduated with a BA in History from the University
of Texas, where he was a member of the Texas Spurs and Phi Sigma
Kappa fraternity. Larry went on to earn a JD in Law from the
University of Texas School of Law in 1970, and continued his
education with an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global
Management in Arizona. In the mid-1970s Larry worked in Perry,
Oklahoma at Ditch Witch International, where he was the
company's Area Representative for Europe, the Mideast and
Africa. As chairman of the administrative board at the First
United Methodist Church in Perry, he led the campaign to erect a
new church building.
Larry and Anne married in Oklahoma City in 1996. In 1999 they
moved to Newport, where Larry joined TACO Comfort Solutions as
Director of International Sales. During his 45-year career in
international sales, he passionately explored five continents
and positively affected the lives of his colleagues along the
way. Larry loved to discover interesting locales and meet new
people, and in the process touched the lives of many colleagues
across the globe. The outpouring of support his family has
received is evidence of the esteem in which he was held. Larry
also loved to entertain international visitors in Newport, and
his engaging travel stories were the main attraction. Whether in
Rhode Island or abroad, Larry's colleagues sing his praises,
remarking on his generosity, kindness, and grace under pressure.
In Newport, Larry was a member of Lodge 104 of the Elk's Club,
the Newport Yacht Club, the Top of the Hill neighborhood
association and St. Paul's United Methodist Church. He was also
a guest speaker for Bryant University's World Trade Day. During
his last year at TACO, Larry was instrumental in the company
being given a US Department of Commerce E Award, honoring
organizations that contribute significantly to the effort to
increase U.S. exports.
If one word could describe Larry and Anne's 25 years of
marriage, it was togetherness. They loved nothing more than each
other's company, whether watching television at home,
entertaining Newporters and out-of-towners, expanding their
horizons in Romania, Sweden and other countries, or traveling on
one of Larry's business trips to the Middle East or China. At
home in Newport, Larry spent many mornings having breakfast with
some of his many friends at Gary's Handy Lunch; afternoons
enjoying the backyard garden with his dog KoPei, and evenings at
the Newport Yacht Club with a glass of fine wine.
A private family burial will take place in Gladewater, Texas.
And once everyone is thankfully inoculated against Covid,
Celebration of Life events will be held in Newport, Oklahoma
City, and Corsicana, Texas.
The family asks you to celebrate Larry's life by loving your
family with all your heart; enjoying breakfast at your local
diner; rooting for Bucknell University wrestlers; sipping a
glass of wine as you tell stories with friends in the backyard;
listening to Celtic women's Irish music; traveling and meeting
new people around the world; making friends and family laugh;
sneaking treats to your dog; and being patient, kind, and
In lieu of flowers, the family would be honored with
contributions to St. Paul's United Methodist Church at 12
Marlborough Street, Newport, RI 02840 www.stpaulsumnewportri.com).
If sending a check, please specify the Larry McCarver Memorial
Fund in the memo line.
Jeffrey Glen Scarborough
Feb 2, 1968 - Feb 13, 2021
Glen Scarborough of Kerens and formerly of Corsicana passed
from this life on Saturday, February 13, 2021 in Corsicana.
He was born in Dallas, Texas to John Phillip Scarborough and
Mary Griffith Scarborough.
Jeffrey attended Corsicana High School and joined the
States Navy where he served for ten years.
He is preceded in death by his parents John Scarborough and
Mary Griffith. Jeffrey is survived by his brother, Wesley
Scarborough, half sisters Cindy Lundberg and Debbie
Sanderson. Nieces Brandi Mueller and Cristal Bishop and
several great nieces and nephews. Aunts Linda Mixon and
Betty Rogers and a number of cousins.
Visitation will be Friday, February 26, 2021 from 10 - 11
a.m. prior to the funeral service in the chapel at Griffin -
Roughton Funeral Home starting at 11 a.m. Military Honors
will be held at the funeral home and burial will take place
at New Chatfield Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Corsicana Daily Sun
- Fri., Feb 26, 2021
- Submitted by
- h/o Rebecca (Flagg)
Scarborough; s/o John Philip Scarborough & Mary Ethel
Apr 17, 1940 - Apr 6, 2021
Hoover, 80, of Corsicana, Tx., entered into eternal rest on
April 6, 2021 surrounded by her family.
Born April 17, 1940 in Asherton, Tx to Basilio Miranda and
She married Ralph Hoover and together had 5 children;
Jeffery, Jody, Jay, Hope and Stephen.
Margarita was a long-time resident of Mildred, Tx. She spent
her life serving God, had a love for her family and the
Pentecostal Church, where she was a spiritual leader. She
enjoyed being a homemaker, catering, gardening, sewing,
embroidery, football, shopping, playing the piano and
painting. A doting Grandma and Great Grandma, she loved her
family most of all.
Margarita was preceded in death by her husband Ralph, her
parents Basilio and Julia Miranda, and brothers Richard and
She is survived by her children Jeffery Hoover, Jody Hoover,
Jay Hoover, Hope Burns and Stephen Hoover, Grandchildren
Amberlie, John and Dillon Burns, Caden, Josuha, Cole, Ethan
and Taylor Hoover, Alyssa McCann and Ariana Washington,
great grandchildren Nolan, Ashton and Robbie Burns and
Channing Brashear. Her sisters Janie Pollard, Sylvia
Gonzales, Susie Robbins and Gloria Medina. Brothers Robert
and Angle Miranda as well as a host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces
Visitation with the family was held Thursday, April 8, 2021
at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on
Friday, April 9, 2021 at Faith Tabernacle UPC in Corsicana
with Rev. Bobby E. McCollum officiating.
Interment followed at Eureka Cemetery.
Jo Frances (Hamilton) Curry
Apr 7, 1926 - Apr 3, 2021
Frances (Hamilton) Curry went home to be with Jesus on April
3, 2021 at the age of 94.
Jo Frances was born to Lloyd and Blanche Hamilton on April
7, 1926 in Eureka, Texas.
As a child, she graduated from Eureka Schools. She attended
Navarro Junior College in about 1946-1947, and was a proud
member of the Barracks Bunch.
Jo Frances met her husband Pete Curry on a blind date. They
were married March 1, 1948 in Fort Worth, Texas. They had 2
children Carolyn Ann and Linda Joyce. She was an Air Force
wife and their family moved about every two years. They
lived in California, Kansas, Texas and abroad in England.
In addition to being a dedicated and loving mother, Jo
Frances loved gardening and people. She was a member of the
Abilene Garden Club and the Corsicana Garden Club for over
She enjoyed making her home and yard beautiful in every
place the Air Force sent them. She transformed home after
home with some fresh paint, homemade curtains and a few
plants. Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering
faith in God, which she shared with those around her.
Jo Frances joins her parents James Lloyd and Blanche Marie
Hamilton, her sisters Lois and Mary Lou and brother Bill and
her husband Pete in Heaven.
She is survived by daughters Carolyn Ann Lazarin of San
Antonio and Linda Joyce Allison and her husband Wayne of
Sulphur Springs, cousin Peggy Herod. Grandchildren Julia,
Joseph, Andrew, Nathan, Kelly, Kari, Justin and Marron.
The family invites you to attend her funeral service at 2
p.m., April 10, 2021 in the Magnolia Chapel at Corley
Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be from 12:30
p.m. to 2 p.m. She will be buried at
following the service.
Kenneth Wayne "Tex" Ackley
Jul 26, 1959 - Sep 14, 2021
Kenneth �Tex� Ackley, age 62
of Navarro Mills, Texas passed into glory Tuesday, September 14,
2021. Kenneth was a man who truly loved the outdoors. He could
fish when the fish weren�t biting and hunt when the deer were
nowhere in sight. If he wasn�t hunting or fishing he was mowing
or working on his property. He was a man of many talents, but he
will mostly be remembered for his big heart. His big heart we
all knew today was a result of overcoming hardship in his life.
Kenneth was one of eight siblings. His education was cut short
to help provide financially for his family. More hardship would
follow as his family would lose the father of their household,
Charles Wayne Ackley. A few years later he traveled across the
country to California and met the love of his life, embraced her
son as his own, and adopted the nickname that traveled back to
Texas with him, Tex. Tex planted his family in Navarro Mills,
Texas where he took on many different roles within the
community. Some knew him as Dad even though they weren�t his
biological children. Some knew him as "coach" from the many
sports he was involved in. Some knew him as an umpire or
referee, but most knew him as a good friend. Each season of his
life contributed to him becoming the God-fearing family man that
we all know today. He showed God�s love over the years by taking
people into his home who were in need. He would show that love
by dropping his own plans to tend to the needs of others. He
invested his time and effort into his local church. He would
have given the shirt right off his back to a total stranger.
That�s how God designed him and that�s how God used him. Once
his heart was moved to help there was no stopping him. He truly
fulfilled the words of Christ in Matthew 22 when asked what the
greatest commandment was. He loved God and loved others as
himself. Tex is preceded in death by his father, Charles Wayne
Ackley, his mother Marcella Ernestine Ackley and two of his
sisters Connie Coburn and Diane Cantu. He is survived by his
wife Debra Ackley, kids Earl and Crystal Ackley, Kenneth and
Tamerra Ackley, Janelle Ackley, and Scott and Laura Ackley. He
is also survived by siblings: sisters Linda Kelly, Susan
Mitchell, and Elizabeth Morton and brothers David Ackley and
Charles Ackley. Finally, he is survived by eleven grandchildren
and many cousins and countless friends.
Visitation will be 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Friday, September 17, 2021
at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. Funeral service will
be 2:00 pm Saturday, September 18, 2021 at First Baptist church
in Blooming Grove. Burial will follow at
- Submitted by
Charles Wayne Ackley &
Marcella Ernestine (Gann) Ackley [buried at Creek Cemetery,
Austonio, Houston Co., TX
Walter Hawthorne Davis,
May 21, 1894 - Apr 14, 1955
Dr. W. H. Davis Services Monday
Dr. W. H. Davis, long-time physician, died at his home, 1017
East Sixth avenue, Thursday afternoon following an extended
Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Bethel AME
church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. W. Prince, and Rev. S.
A. White, Masonic services were also given.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. M. J. Davis, Corsicana; four
brothers and a sister.
Ross Funeral Home directed.
Mar 17, 1898 - Dec 20, 1955
Negro Fatally Injured Monday Plant Accident
John Sanford, 60, negro, Bethlehem Supply Company employe, died
in Memorial Hospital about midnight Monday of injuries suffered
about 8:30 p.m. Monday while at work in the plant.
It was stated that Sanford, who had been with Bethlehem since
May, 1944 was crushed against a beam by a wheel truck on a
crane, suffering right arm, head and chest injuries.
Surviving are his wife of 1618 East Collin street and several
brothers, sisters and other relatives.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Calhoun Funeral Home
pending the arrival of relatives from California.
William Munsford �Will� Sanford
Oct 3, 1875 - Dec 9, 1955
Emhouse Negro Dies In Hospital
William Sanford, 83, well-known negro resident of Emhouse died
in Memorial Hospital Friday. He is survived by 134 living
A native of Alabama, he came to Richland in 1889 and has resided
at Emhouse since 1900.
Surviving are his wife, 11 children, 31 grandchildren, 87
grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two brothers, two
sisters and other relatives.
Henry Edwin Zube
Oct 5, 1913 - Nov 13, 1955
Henry E. Zube Services Monday
Henry E. Zube, 42, former resident of Corsicana, died in Jasper,
Texas, Sunday of burns.
Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel here
Monday at 2 p.m., with interment in the
cemetery. Rev. Riley E. Dale conducted.
Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Zube, Corsicana; a
daughter, Peggy Jean Zube, Orange; three brothers, John and
Robert of Jasper, Texas, and Charles Zube of Jacksonville,
Texas; four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Whitfield, Corsicana; Mrs.
Ruth Norwood, Corsicana; Mrs. Dora Lee Gullatt, Corsicana and
Mrs. Anna Mae Shelton, Dallas.
Pallbearers were J. W. Shaw, Herman Turner, Don Horton, H. E.
Crumbley and Ed Whitfield.
Edward Albert Zube
Nov 1, 1868 - Apr 9, 1958
Retired Farmer Rites Thursday
Funeral rites for E. A. Zube, 89, retired farmer, who died at
his home 1401 West Twelfth avenue Wednesday, were held from the
Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in the
The services were conducted by Rev. Paul Pounds, pastor of the
Landmark Missionary Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, John and Robert
Zube, both of Jasper, and Charlie Zube, Shreveport; four
daughters, Mrs. G. S. Whitfield, Mrs. Preston Norwood and Mrs.
Dora Lee Gullatt, deputy district clerk, all of Corsicana, and
Mrs. Edward Shelton, Dallas; 18 grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. T.
W. Griswold, Cypress, Texas, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were E. E. Norwood, Clayton Norwood, Nolan
Whitfield, H. E. Crumbley, Otis Atkeisson and Noel Norwood.
Alvin Anderson Howard
Dec 5, 1904 - Sep 16, 1955
Painter Services Are Held Sunday
Funeral services for A. A. Howard, 54, Corsicana painter, who
died of a heart attack Friday afternoon while on a fishing trip,
were held from the North Side Baptist church, Sunday at 3 p.m.
Burial was in the
The rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor.
Howard was fishing on Trinity river in Freestone county when
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Elmer E. and
Ronald Howard, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Loyd Coker,
Las Vegas, Nev.; mother, Mrs. Wallace Donoho, Corsicana; two
sisters, Mrs. Jack Yancey, Texas City, and Mrs. Nellie Anderson,
Dorchester; three brothers, C. H. Howard, Corsicana; J. O.
Howard, Angus and E. E. Howard, Newton and other relatives.
Pallbearers were B. H. Howard, D. C. Howard, B. R. Howard, J. W.
Anderson, Marshall E. Anderson and Vernon Lee Anderson, all
Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Sep 19, 1955
- Submitted by
- h/o Mary Ann
(Netherland) Howard-Parker buried in Fairview cemetery,
Midland, TX (she is on a double monument in Hamilton Beeman
with Alvin) s/o John Booth �Jack� Howard & Wallace (Bunch)
Abram Joseph Howard
Nov 23, 1875 - Jun 8, 1970
A. J. Howard Dies Monday
Abron J. Howard, 94, died Monday in the Twilight Home. The
Tennessee native was a retired employee of the Texas Company and
member of the Memorial Baptist Church.
Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Corley Chapel with the
Rev. Roland Spears officiating. Interment will be in
Pallbearers will be Bill Jeter, Lester Adkins, A. B. Hutson,
Floyd Thompson, T. P. Penney and J. T. Glasgow.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Brewster of
Houston and Mrs. Edna Belle Sharpley of Corsicana, six
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
John Ottis �Bill� Howard
Mar 30, 1899 - May 18, 1970
J. O. Howard Dies Monday
J. O. (Bill) Howard, 71, 720 W. 18th Ave., died Monday afternoon
in Memorial Hospital.
Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. J. Grimes officiating. Burial
will be in the
He is survived by his wife Cleo; three sons, Billy D. and James
O. Howard, both of Corsicana and Dewitt C. Howard of Houston;
five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Lloyd Carroll, Douglas Farmer, David Herod,
Jerry Dunaho, James Owens, Terry Paul and Coy Murphy.
Willie Brown Batton
Sep 15, 1880 - Jun 16, 1955
Veteran Irene Groceryman Dies
W. Brown Batton, 72, veteran Irene groceryman, died in a
Hillsboro hospital early Thursday.
Funeral services were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Methodist
Church of Irene, with Rev. D. R. McCauley officiating. Burial
was in the Salem cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, Leon Batton, Hubbard, and Eaton Batton,
Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Alva Merrell, Austin; seven
grandchildren; two brothers, J. Walter and Henry Batton, both of
Irene; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie York and Mrs. Helen Shipp,
both of Irene, and Miss Maude Batton, Gunter; and a number of
nieces and nephews.
Feb 6, 1903 - Jul 10, 1955
Corsicanan Is Fatally Injured
Hayes Womack 52, employe of a Corsicana poultry concern, died in
an Amarillo hospital Sunday night as the result of head injuries
suffered in an auto accident in New Mexico last week.
Womack was returning home from a trip to Oregon, in company with
a nephew, when they ran into a rainstorm near Clovis, N. M. The
car overturned. He was first taken to the hospital in Clovis,
then transferred to Amarillo, according to relatives here.
Corley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements, which
are not yet complete.
Womack was brother to Mrs. Frank Rogers, and Mrs. Rosie
Swearengen, both of Corsicana.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jul 11, 1955
- Submitted by
- 1st wife Velma Gladys
�Totsy� (McGaughey) Womack-Whitlock 2nd wife Alma May
(Ewing) McMillan-Womack; s/o John George Womack & Frances
Elizabeth �Fannie� (Bobbitt) Womack-Swearingen (FAG has him
Hamilton Beeman but the obit says Weches cemetery, death
certificate says shipped to Corsicana)
Wednesday Rites For Hase Womack
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Weches Houston
county, for Hase Womack, 52, employe of a Corsicana poultry firm
who died on an Amarillo hospital Sunday of injuries suffered in
an auto accident in New Mexico last week.
Services were held from the Weches Pentecostal Church. Burial
was in the Weches cemetery. Rev. Joe Gay and Rev. Woodrow
Womack was a native of Houston county. He had resided in
Corsican for 40 years.
Surviving are a son Gene Allen Womack, Corsicana; a daughter,
Mrs. Allen J. Lamberth, Houston; three grandchildren; two
brothers, W. H. Womack, and J. R. Womack, both of Weches; four
sisters, Mrs. Ivy Cooksey, Elkhart; Mrs. Frank Rodgers, Mrs.
Rosie Swearington, and Mrs. Dolly Ewing, all of Corsicana
several nieces and nephews.
Nephews were pallbearers.
Corley handled local arrangements.
Linda Gail Rogers
Jan 20, 1955 - Jan 20, 1955
Funeral Services For Rogers Child
Funeral services for Linda Gail, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Rogers, route 3, Corsicana, who died at Memorial Hospital
Thursday night, were held Friday at 3:30 p.m. at
where interment was made.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, pastor of the Bethel
Missionary Baptist church.
Surviving are the parents, a brother, Michael Evans Rogers; two
sisters, Brenda Kay and Vicky Lynn Rogers, Route 3 Corsicana,
and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ellis, Rice, and Mr. and
Mrs. Steve Rogers, Athens.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jan 21, 1955
- Submitted by
- d/o Joel Evans �Jody�
Rogers buried Hamilton Beeman & Laqueta Joyce (Ellis) Rogers
buried at Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Tx.
Aug 30, 1873 - Aug 22, 1960
Mrs. G. B. Scott Services Held
Services for Mrs. G. B. Scott, Sr., 87, who died at her home,
1500 North Beaton street Monday, were held from the Corley
Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Gaither L. Day, pastor of the
North Corsicana Methodist church, and Rev. Billy Burke, pastor
of the Westside Baptist church. Burial was in the
Mrs. Scott was a native of Grayson county but had resided in
Corsicana 30 years.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. D. C. Baker, Lubbock and Mrs.
Frances Magnuson, French Gulch, Calif.; three sons, Norris and
Wesley Scott, both of Houston, and G. B. Scott, Jr., Corsicana;
15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, one
great-great-grandchild and other relatives.
Grandsons were pallbearers.
Roy Ewing Shults
Nov 16, 1911 - Jun 25, 1955
Traffic Victim Services Sunday
Funeral services for Roy Shults, 43, of Richland, the eighth
traffic fatality in Navarro county this year, were held from the
First Baptist church in Richland Sunday at 2 p.m. He was fatally
injured Friday afternoon northeast of Corsicana.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Marion Ford, pastor. Burial was
in the Richland
Graveside rites were conducted by the American Legion and Texas
National Guard with the Legion providing the pallbearers. He was
a disabled veteran of
World War II.
Troy Holt, 30, the owner of the 1941 convertible Chevrolet, in
which Shults was riding on the Corsicana-Hogan Bridge road near
Petty�s Chapel when the accident occurred, underwent surgery in
Memorial Hospital during the weekend. His condition was fair
Alvin Crawford, 15-year-old Petty�s Chapel boy, riding a horse
near the scene of the accident, suffered a broken left ankle and
other injuries when his hors slipped, falling to the concrete
pavement as he ran to telephone an ambulance.
Highway Patrolman, deputy sheriffs and Crawford reported that
the car in which Holt and Shults were riding went out of control
as it passed another vehicle about a half mile west of down in
the small stream and deep ditch along the road. Two wreckers
were required to bring the demolished automobile from the ditch.
Surviving Shults are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shults,
Richland; two brothers, Jack Shults, Houston, and a sister, Mrs.
Hattie Murrell, Richland.
Birdie (Henderson) Shults
Nov. 22, 1889 - Jun 6, 1963
Hold Services For Mrs. Shults
Funeral services for Mrs. Birdie Shults, 73, who died at her
home in Richland Thursday morning following an extended illness,
were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church in
Richland, of which she was an active member. Burial was in the
The rites were conducted by Rev. A. T. Isling, Dallas, former
pastor, and Rev. James Crowley, pastor of the church.
Native of Arkansas, Mrs. Shults had resided at Richland
practically all her life.
Surviving are two sons, Johnie Shults, Kema, and Jack Shults,
Richland; a daughter, Mrs. Nelson Murray, Richland; six
grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Ben Floyd, B. K. Abbe, James McNeel, Starlie
Chism, Bill Armstrong and W. T. Brown, Jr.
Nov 22, 1879 - Nov 24, 1961
C. F. Shults Of Richland Dies
C. F. Shults, long-time resident of Richland but native of
Arkansas, died Friday evening at his residence in Richland. He
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First
Baptist church in Richland, with Rev. A. T. Ilsing, pastor,
officiating. Interment will be in the
The body has been taken to Richland where it will lie in state
at the home until service time Sunday.
Surviving other than his widow of Richland, are two sons, Johnny
Shults, Keman, and Jack Shults, Richland; one daughter, Mrs.
Hattie Murray, Richland; six grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Buel Abbe, Willard Chumley, Bill Armstrong,
Guy Lansford, Ben Floyd and Guy Campbell.
Glenda Lee (Carr) Shults
Jan 19, 1933 - Oct 31, 1976
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Sunset Methodist
Church in Pasadena for Mrs. Glenda Lee Shults, 42, resident of
Pasadena and former resident of Navarro county, who died Sunday
The Rev. Bob Joiner will officiate, with graveside services
following at 4 p.m. at
Richland cemetery in Richland. Local arrangements are with
Corley Funeral Home here.
Survivors include her husband Jerry G. Shults of Pasadena; a
daughter, Mrs. Debra Lynn White of Austin; two sons, Jerry G.
Shults Jr. and Tom Glen Shults of Pasadena; and her mother Mrs.
Joe C. Tyson of Pasadena.
Leslie Eugene Boyd
Sep 13, 1900 - Sep 7, 1955
Richland Rites For Leslie Boyd
Funeral services for Leslie E. Boyd, 55, pipeliner, who died of
a heart attack Wednesday morning near Angus, were held Thursday
at 3:30 p.m. from the First Baptist Church in
The rites were conducted by Rev. Marion Ford, pastor.
Boyd, a native Texan, was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial
Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Eugenia (Sue), Boyd both
of Richland; a son C. W. McClendon, Powell; four sisters, Mrs.
Mary Tieman, Richland; Mrs. J. O. Evans, Burbank, Calif.; Mrs.
Mattie Fulton, Big Spring and Mrs. Odie Byers, Houston; two
brothers, Melton Boyd, Houston, and Randolph Boyd, Corpus
Christi, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Ben Floyd, Louis White, Walter Hendon, R. R.
Fleming, Truman Brooks, Jack Glass, Tom Orand, Jess Burton.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Sep 8, 1955
- Submitted by
- 1st wife Julia Mae
(Pringle) Boyd 2nd wife Nola Ethel (Washer) McClendon-Boyd;
s/o Cicero Calvin Boyd & Lounetta Louise �Nettie� (Webb)
David Lipscomb Houston,
Oct. 18, 1889 - May 18, 1955
David L. Houston Dies Wednesday
David L. Houston, 65, native of Corsicana, died in Wichita Falls
Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at
2 p.m. with burial in
The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of
the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Masonic services will be held
at the grave.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Kitty Blackburn Houston, Wichita
Falls; a daughter, Mrs. Ed Kocks, Dell Plains, Kan.; a son,
David Houston, Jr., Austin; seven grandchildren; three sisters,
Mrs. Pearl Fountain, Corsicana; Mrs. Joy Micheaux, Wichita
Falls, and Mrs. Ruby Weiler, Austin, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be John Weiler, Henry David Redden, Bill
McLaughlin, Ed Blackburn, Jr., Lynn Adams, Jim Adams and Carlton
Corsicana Daily Sun -
Thurs., May 19, 1955
- Submitted by
- h/o Katherine �Kitty�
(Blackburn) Houston s/o Benjamin Franklin Houston, Sr., Dr.
and Mary Ann Elizabeth (Elliott) Houston
Cleta Jo Jean
"Jo" (McElroy) Schellinger
Jun 22, 1928 - Dec 11, 2016
services will be held for Mrs. Cleta �Jo� Jean McElroy
Schellinger, 88, of Jefferson, Texas 2:00 P.M. Thursday
December 15, 2016 in the Capt. Wm. Perry Chapel of Haggard
Funeral Home with Dr. Jeff Taylor officiating. Interment
will follow at Prospect Cemetery under the direction of
Haggard Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5-7 P.M. Wednesday
evening at the funeral home.
Mrs. Schellinger was born June 22, 1928 in Angus, Navarro
County, TX., the only child of William Clarence McElroy and
Jewel Della Louise McGaugh, and passed away December 11,
2016 in Jefferson, Marion County, Texas.
Upon graduating from Mildred High School in 1946, Jo was
employed by Western Union and had been assigned to the
office in Jefferson, TX. Jo married Edmond Ray Schellinger
on December 23, 1948. She was a member of the First Baptist
Church of Jefferson; Pink Ladies of Marion County Hospital
System; bookkeeper for Jimmy Moore at City Drug Pharmacy;
and past Matron of Jefferson Chapter 627 OES.
Mrs. Schellinger is survived by her husband of 68 years, Ray
Schellinger, children: William Thomas Schellinger and wife
Maurine and James Alan Schellinger and wife Janice.,
grandchildren: Michael Alan Schellinger; James Alan
Schellinger, Jr. (Jase) and wife Kayci, Stephen Thomas
Schellinger and wife Kari; Patrick Brian Schellinger and
wife Emily; Jeffrey Noel Schellinger; Staci Nicole
Schellinger; great grandchildren: Christopher Brian
Schellinger; Kyle Scott Schellinger; Beau Landry Schellinger;
Rece McCoy Schellinger; Liam Alexander Schellinger; Connor
Ray Schellinger; Levi Thomas Schellinger.
The family of Jo Schellinger wishes to thank the nurses and
staff of Magnolia Place Senior Living.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist
Church, 523 N. Polk St. Jefferson, TX. 75657 or to the
charity of choice.
- w/o Edmond Ray
Schellinger; d/o William Clarence McElroy & Jewell Della
Louise (McGaugh) McElroy
Alice Jean (Howard) Perry
May 10, 1947 - Sep 21, 2021
Perry of Mabank, Texas
Alice Jean Perry, 74, a
resident of Mabank since 2007, a former long-time resident
of Irving, died suddenly Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at UT
Health East Texas Cedar Creek Lake Medical Center. Born May
10, 1947 in Waco, she was the daughter of the late Jack
Forrest Howard and Winnie Maude Dawson Howard. She married
Bobby Dean Perry August 3, 1975 in Durant, Oklahoma. She was
a retired legal secretary for the Teamster Union and member
of Local 745. She was also a member of the Order of the
Preceded in death by her parents and a brother Jack F.
Howard, Jr., she is survived by her husband Bobby of Mabank;
son, Kevin Emmons and wife Terri of Honey Grove; a brother
Phil Howard; two grandchildren, Kalyn Caffee and husband Ben
of Petty and Casey Emmons of Honey Grove; three great
grandchildren, Addison Caffee, Dawson Caffee, and Hudson
The family will receive friends 6:00 � 8:00 p.m. Thursday,
September 23, 2021 at Colonial Funeral Home, 606 West
Airport Freeway in Irving. Graveside services will be 11:00
a.m. Friday at
Dresden Cemetery 13672 FM 744 Barry, Texas 75102
Donna Kaye (Warren) Boyd-Krnavek
Apr 15, 1948 - Aug 21, 2021
Donna Kaye Warren, age 73, slipped away peacefully at her
home on August 21, 2021 surrounded by her family and loved
Donna was born April 15, 1948 in Corsicana Texas to Wendell
and Helen Warren. She lived in Barry, Texas with her husband
Issy Krnavek. Donna had been bedridden for the past 12+
years. She did not let that get her down. She always had a
smile on her face and loved and wanted to help everyone in
any way she could. Her door was truly open to all and
countless people are better for having known and loved her.
Donna was a loving Wife, Mom, Mimi, and friend. She loved
her church family at Barry Baptist Church. Bro. Eric and the
church members made Donna and Issy feel so loved and
welcomed. The church was just across the street from Donna
and Issy but since Donna couldn�t go, they would get her on
the phone to include her in Sunday school and sermons.
Donna was proceeded in death by her parents, Wendell and
Helen Warren, and numerous other family members and friends
of whom we all know rejoiced to see her make her entrance
when she gained her wings. Heaven has definitely gained a
very special angel.
Survivors include her husband Isidore Krnavek; Sister, Susan
Risinger or Paris TX; Daughter, Dawn Watson and husband
Bryan Watson; Son, Darren Boyd and wife Jennifer Boyd;
Daughter, Diana McCollum. Grandchildren- Brittany Hudspeth
and husband Jim Hudspeth, Aaron Boyd, Alan Boyd, Ashlyn
McCollum, Cambryn McCollum. Great Grandchildren-Weston
Hudspeth and Jaxon Hudspeth. Stepchildren; Michael Krnavek &
Cari Grounds, Shelby Craig and husband Kevin Craig, Shay
Krnavek and wife Jennifer Krnavek. Step-grandchildren;
Caitlin and Garrett Smallwood, Hannah Rawlins, Colt Krnavek,
Kassiti and George Potchkhova, Ethan Craig, Kevin Craig,
Tarah Manning, Jacob Manning, Penny Krnavek, Marissa Krnavek,
Thomas Brady, Jaquay Brown and numerous Step-great
There will be a Memorial for Donna on September 12, 2021, at
2pm at Dresden Texas Cemetery where her wishes will be
carried out to have her ashes spread on her loving parents
and grandparents� graves. All who loved Donna are welcome to
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude�s
Children�s Hospital. Donna donated monthly to this
organization as it was dear to her heart.
- Submitted by
BGHS grad. 1966
- 1st husband Donald Loyd
Boyd married Feb. 5, 1966 2nd husband Isidore Anthony �Issy�
Krnavek married Jul. 1, 2000; d/o Wendell Fred Warren &
Helen Elizabeth (Yates) Warren
George Benjamin Ford
Sep 15, 1889 - Jan 31, 1956
Thursday Rites For G. B. Ford
Funeral services for George B. Ford, 65, retired contractor, who
died in Terrell Wednesday were conducted Thursday morning at
Terrell and another service was held from Corley Chapel here
Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in
The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Smith and Rev. D. R.
Pully, both of Terrell.
Ford resided at Stephenville and Purdon before moving to
Surviving are his wife of Terrell, a son, B. E. Ford, U. S. A.
F.; two brothers, J. H. and C. A. Ford, both of Purdon, and
Pallbearers were J. L. McCarter, Lafayette Atkins, David
Kennemore, L. Alex McKinney, Homer Merrell and Howe French.
John Hiram Ford
Feb 2, 1877 - Jul 23, 1964
J. H. Ford, 87, Dies Thursday
J. H. (Jack) Ford, 87, of Dawson, died in Twilight Home late
Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in
Dawson Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in
The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. O. Estes, Dawson Baptist
minister; Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor, and Rev. Joe Worley,
Ford was a Presbyterian and a Woodman of the World.
Surviving are his wife, a son, James Stanley Ford, San Lorenzo,
Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Faye N. Snider, Dawson; two
grandchildren, a brother, Carey Ford, Purdon, and a number of
nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be J. O. McCarter, V. D. Brownfield, W. H.
Tipton, W. M. Crawford, W. B. Slater and Clark Putman.
Sep 22, 1898 - Oct 5, 1975
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at
Oakwood cemetery for
Martel Ford, 77, resident of Beaumont who died Sunday in
Services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Kelley-Hixson Funeral
Chapel in Beaumont.
He was a native of Calvert, a retired building contractor,
member of the Methodist Church, and a
veteran of World War I.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Alice Mae Ford of Beaumont; a
daughter, Mrs. Nancy Winn of Lake Charles, La.; a son, Marion
Ford of Prospect, Ky.; four grandchildren, a brother, Raymond
Ford of Fort Worth, and four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Smith of
Pasadena, Mrs. Ella Pickett of Malakoff, Mrs. Lessie Nolen of
Jewett, and Mrs. Jimmie Griffin of Waco.
Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.
Robert Jot �Bob Jot�
Jul 22, 1884 - Feb 1, 1956
B. J. (Jot) Derden Rites Thursday
Funeral services for B. J. (Jot) Derden, native Texan, retired
rancher, who died at his home, 500 South Fourteenth street,
Wednesday morning, were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Corley
The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the
First Methodist church. Burial was in
A native of Anderson county Derden had resided in Corsicana
about 50 years.
Surviving are a brother, M. J. Derden, Palestine; four sisters,
Mrs. J. R. Mays, Miss Queen Derden and Mrs. Jennie Coates, all
of Corsicana, and Mrs. G. O. Wofford, Austin, and several
nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were R. W. Wiggins, W. D. Robinson, Jr.; H. T.
Sparks, Joel Trimble, Derden Wofford and Tom Lynch.
Thomas "Buck" Derden
Sep 22, 1895 - Dec 4, 1975
W. T. Durden
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at
for Willie Thomas (Buck) Durden, 80, resident of Dallas, who
died Wednesday in Dallas. The Rev. Bob Wallace will officiate.
He was a resident of Dallas 20-years and former resident of
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ethel Durden of Dallas; two
sons, Thomas Durden of Lancaster and Johnny Derden of Dallas;
five daughters, Mrs. Willie Mae Rogers of Dallas, Mrs. Helen
Ingram of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Mary Ruff of Garland, Mrs. Fannie
Vest of Dallas, and Mrs. Norma Jean Green Desoto; four brothers,
Jimmie Durden of Blooming Grove, Jessie Durden of Montana, Homer
Durden of Dallas, and Earl Durden of Houston; two sisters, Mrs.
Inez Goode of Irving, and Mrs. Ruth Witsett of Houston; 22
grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.