Emma Pauline (McCuiston) Nelson-Smith
Feb 19, 1877 - Jun 15, 1966
Hold Services For Mrs. Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. W. H. (Emma) Smith, 89, who died
Sunday in Memorial hospital, will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from
the Corley Chapel with burial in
Resthaven Memorial Park.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Austin Steadman, pastor of
the Anthony Drive Baptist church, Ennis, and Rev. J. E. James,
pastor of the Petty�s Chapel Baptist church, of which she was a
Mrs. Smith was born at Roane and resided in the Petty�s Chapel
community most of her life, moving to Corsicana a few years ago.
Surviving are three sons, Jeff Nelson, Groesbeck; Aubry Smith,
Niles, Mich. And Fred Smith, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Willie
Rascoe, Corsicana; 11 grandchildren, two
great-great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Breithaupt,
Olney, Ill., and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Ellison Martin, Harold Borg, Frank Dawson,
Ed Howell, Reuben Tucker and Connie Gilliam.
Minnie Arlene (Pierce)
Jul 19, 1910 - May 25, 1959
Mrs. Tramel Rites Tuesday
Funeral services for Mrs. John Tramel, 48, who died suddenly
Monday morning were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the
The rites were conducted by Rev. Thad Son, pastor of the
Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in the
Resthaven Memorial Park.
Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, Jackie Glynn
Tramel, Denison; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Ann Allred,
Corsicana; four grandchildren; parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. L.
Pierce, Powell; four sisters, Mrs. Maxine Eckelman and Mrs.
Rosell Wilson, both of Arlington; Mrs. Helen Nobles,
Houston, and Mrs. Belle Marshall, Fort Worth; four brothers,
D. L. Pierce, Jr., Kerens; Joe Pierce, Houston; Jimmy
Pierce, Fort Worth, and Raymond Pierce, Corsicana, and other
Pallbearers were Robert Tramel, Ray Tramel, Joe Tramel, John
Pierce, Carter Pierce and Troy Pierce, all nephews.
Apr 26, 1904 - Feb 19, 1959
Friday Rites Mrs. Spencer
Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Patterson Spencer, 54, of
3101 West Second Avenue, who died in Memorial Hospital
at noon Thursday, were held from the Corley Chapel
Friday at 2 p.m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford,
pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. Clarence
Williams, pastor of the Second Avenue Baptist church.
Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.
A native of Oklahoma, Mrs. Spencer was employed by
Fortson Brothers for 20 years prior to the establishment
of the Mae Patterson Spencer Loan Company 10 years ago.
Surviving are her husband, Lynn Spencer, Corsicana; two
sisters, Mrs. Doyle Gustavus, Houston, and Mrs. Carl
Dobbs, Pasadena; two brothers, Roy Patterson, Normangee
and V. W. Patterson, Victoria, and other relatives.
Mrs. Spencer was a member of Home Rebekah Lodge No. 128.
The family requested contributions to the Cancer fund in
lieu of flowers.
Pallbearers were J. R. Patterson, James David Patterson,
J. W. Dobbs, Charles V. Dobbs, Corkey Smith and Bill
Lys, all nephews.
Corsicana Daily Sun -
Fri., Feb 20, 1959
- Submitted by
- w/o Archie Lynn
Spencer; d/o James Willis Patterson & Hattie Cleo (Megarity)
Patterson (Archie has a monument in Resthaven but is
buried in Oakwood)
Mina Vee (Turner)
Jan 21, 1922 - May 28, 2013
Mina Williams, formerly of Corsicana, passed away in
Tomball, Texas on Tuesday morning May 28, 2013 at
the age of 91. She was born on Saturday, January 21,
1922. Graveside funeral services will be 10:30 am
Friday, May 31, 2013 at
Resthaven Memorial Park.
Roughton Funeral Home
- Submitted by
- w/o Jack
Kenneth Williams; d/o Veno W. Turner & Mina
Teada (Bogle) Turner
Aug 24, 1909 - Jun 27, 1959
Robert Hurley Is Found Dead
Robert H. Hurley, 49, oil field worker, was
found dead in bed by his wife at their residence
on the J. E. Davant farm in the Petty�s Chapel
community Saturday morning.
G. C. Bowden, justice of the peace, conducted an
inquest and returned a coroner�s verdict of
�death from natural causes.�
It was stated that Hurley apparently died in his
sleep and had been dead several hours when
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m.
from the Corley Chapel with Rev. W. H. Brinkley,
Baptist minister, in charge.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons,
Robert Jr.; Melvin and Ted Hurley, all of
Corsicana; two daughters, Mary Dell Evans, U. S.
Air Force, and Betty Ruth Hurley, Corsicana;
three sister, Mrs. Willie Templin, Mrs. Mozell
Sikes, Corsicana, and Mrs. Pauline Bogg,
Cottonwood, Ariz., and other relatives.
Dec 29, 1881 - Oct 19, 1959
Mrs. Williams Rites Tuesday
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m.
for Mrs. R. N. Williams, Northwest
apartments, who died Monday at the age of
Rites were conducted from the Corley Chapel
by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, Henderson county
Baptist minister, and Rev. Clarence
Williams, pastor of the Second Avenue
Baptist church. Burial was in the
Resthaven Memorial Park.
Surviving are the husband of Corsicana; a
son, W. K. Williams, Brownfield, and several
nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Otis Atkeisson, Moses
Maxwell, Charlie Ellington, Frank Leathers,
C. H. Ramsey and W. P. Staggs.
Mary (Moore) Dodds-Carlyle
Sep 8, 1915 - Oct 19, 1959
Mrs. Carlyle To Be Buried Here
The body of Mrs. Myrna Moore Carlyle,
44, of Corsicana and Electra, killed
Monday in a crash at Decatur, was
returned Tuesday night to Corsicana
Griffin Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete
pending the arrival of relatives.
Her husband, V. C. Carlyle, 46, suffered
serious injuries in the crash involving
their automobile, a station wagon and a
bus. He is scheduled to be transferred
to the Veterans Administration hospital
at Lisbon, near Dallas Wednesday.
Carlyle and his wife had resided in
Corsicana for 2 1-2 years. Mrs. Carlyle
was employed as a nurse at Memorial
Surviving are the husband, a son, Joe
Dodds, U. S. Marines, Santa Ana, Calif.;
two daughters, Mrs. John Mathes,
Corsicana, and Mrs. Pat Shelly, Memphis,
Tenn.; two brothers, Edward and Joseph
Moore, both of Gramen, N.D., and other
Mrs. Carlyle Rites Slated
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrna
Moore Carlyle, 44, fatally injured
early Monday in an auto, bus,
station wagon crash near Decatur,
will be held from the Griffin Chapel
Saturday at 2:20 p.m. with burial in
Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites
will be conducted by Rev. W. W.
Mrs. Carlyle and her husband, V. C.
Carlyle, who was seriously hurt in
the crash, had resided in Corsicana
for the past 2 1-2 years and were
reported moving to Electra where he
had employment. Mrs. Carlyle
formerly was connected with Memorial
The husband had been transferred
from a Decatur hospital to the
Veterans Administration hospital in
Surviving are the husband, a son,
Joe Dodds, U. S. Marines, Santa Ana,
Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. John
Mathes, Corsicana, and Mrs. Pat
Shelly, Memphis, Tenn.; two
brothers, Edward and Joseph Moore,
both of Gramen, N. D., and other
Pallbearers will be J. T. Arnett,
Travis Arnett, Frank Arnett, Roy
Collins, Roy Barnett, Billy Lynch
and J. M. McCamey.
Lockwood Duvall, Jr.
Sep 24, 1937 - Nov 22, 1959
L. Duvall, Jr., Expires Sunday
Lockwood Duvall, Jr., 22, of
2006 West Thirteenth avenue,
died in Memorial Hospital Sunday
following a short illness.
Funeral services will be held
Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the
Corley Chapel with burial in
Resthaven Memorial Park.
The rites will be conducted by
Rev. Jack Bell, pastor of the
Bethel Missionary Baptist
Surviving are his wife of
Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Lockwood Duvall, Sr., Corsicana;
a brother, Earl Duvall,
Shreveport, La., three sisters,
Mrs. Helen Helton, Pittsburg,
Texas; Mrs. Mary Alice Roberts,
Dallas, and Mrs. Betty Jane
Stewart, Corsicana, and other
Pallbearers will be James
Duvall, Larry Tally, Sonny
Carpenter, Bill Russell, Windel
Backmon, and Edward Straubling.
Lockwood Duvall, Sr.
Jul 21, 1895 - Feb 9, 1974
Funeral services were to be
at 3:30 p.m. Monday at
Corley Funeral Home Chapel
for Lockwood Duvall, 78, who
died Saturday in Memorial
Hospital. The Revs. Homer
Petty and Frank Williams
were to officiate, and
burial was to be at
Resthaven Memorial Park.
A native of Flynn, Duvall
lived in Corsicana since
1932. He was a retired
carpenter contractor, and
member of the
Lafayette Esquadrille in World War II
(sic, should be WWI, see
He is survived by his widow
, Mrs. Lockwood Duvall; one
son, Tommy Duvall of
Avenger; three daughters,
Mrs. James Widener and Mrs.
E. L. Armstrong, both of
Corsicana, and Mrs. Loyd A.
Page of Grapevine; six
grandchildren; and three
Pallbearers were to be Ralph
Scoggins, Joe Hambrick, Pete
Cottongame, Tommy Wheeler,
Rollin Harris, and J. B.
Corsicana Daily Sun -
Mon., Feb 11, 1974
World War I Veteran
(some places it is spelled
Duval and others Duvall but
monument says Duvall) (death
certificate says WWI) h/o Ruth Mae (Morgan) Duvall
s/o Basil L. Duvall and
Alice Jane (Lewis) Duvall
La Fayette Escadrille
(French: Escadrille de
La Fayette) was the name
of the French Air Force
unit escadrille N 124
during the First World
War (1914�1918). This
escadrille of the
was composed largely of
pilots flying fighters.
It was named in honor of
the Marquis de
Lafayette, French hero
of the American
Revolutionary War. In
September 1917, the
transferred to the US
Army under the
designation 103rd Aero
Squadron. In 1921, The
French Air Force
recreated a N124 unit
who claimed lineage from
the war-time La Fayette
escadrille and is now
part of the escadron 2/4
Oct 23, 1910 - Oct 8,
Hold Rites For Mrs.
Funeral services for
Mrs. Modena Megarity,
48, who was pronounced
dead on arrivatl at
Thursday at 8:55 p.m.
after a heart attack,
were held Saturday at 2
p.m. from the Corley
The rites were conducted
by Rev. Robert Wooddy,
pastor of the First
Baptist church, of which
she wa an active member,
with burial in the
Resthaven Memorial Park.
Mrs. Megarity, a
resident, was stricken
at the family home, 300
South Thirtieth street,
while in the kitchen.
Surviving are her
husband, David C.
Megarity; a daughter,
Shirley Megarity; a son,
David Megarity, Jr.;
mother, Mrs. T. P.
Shivers, all of
Corsicana, and a
brother, Tommy Shivers,
Freeport, and other
Pallbearers were W. P.
Howard, Elton Hendrix,
Calvin Holloway, V. O.
Holcomb, Nelson Ross,
Dr. Louis Gibson, Johnny
B. Smith and Hughland
Mar 5, 1908 - Nov
for David C.
Sr., 61, who
he was a
for the past
Jr. of Dobbs
D. C. Megarity
will be at 10:30
a.m. Saturday at
Funeral Home for
63, veteran Lone
Star Gas Co.
employe who died
Rev. Robert J.
Burial will be
Resthaven Memorial Park.
employed by Lone
Star Gas 27
years and was
region. He was a
member of First
He is survived
by his widow,
a daughter, Miss
Marshall; a son,
Megarity, Jr. of
Dobbs Ferry, N.
of Dobbs Ferry;
his father, W.
and a sister,
Miss Minnie Lee
Pete Marsh, J.
E. Farmer, Elton
Hendrix, W. O.
be employes of
Lone Star Gas
Oct 2, 1875
- Nov 16,
died at the
will be held
Tuesday at 2
Resthaven Memorial Park. The
by Very Rev.
are his wife
and L. G.
Mrs. Ora J.
Corsicana Daily Sun -
Resthaven Memorial Park.
Resthaven Memorial Park.
William Thomas Harris, Sr.
Jul 8, 1910 - Jan 7, 1959
Mill Foreman Rites Friday
Funeral services for William Thomas Harris, Sr., 58, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday night following a heart attack several days ago, were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Central Methodist church.
The rites were conducted by Rev. John Harper, pastor of the church, and Rev. J. F. Prince, Baptist minister. Burial was in the Resthaven Memorial Park.
Harris, a former resident of Hillsboro, was a foreman at the Corsicana Textile Mills.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, W. T. Harris, Jr., Dallas, and Henry Clay Newman, Houston; six grandchildren; mother Mrs. Elizabeth Summerhill, Waco; a brother, Herman A. Palmer, McKinney; four sisters, Mrs. John Wortham, Mrs. Ollie Uhlig and Mrs. Oda May Thorn, all of Waco, and Mrs. Beulah E. Robbins, Dallas.
Pallbearers were Floyd Yarbrough, Milford Shook, C. R. Matthews, Ernest Jones, Roy Bryant and C. T. Clay.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jan. 9, 1959
- Submitted by
- h/o Elizabeth (Dickens) Harris (per William Thomas Harris, Jr. birth certificate) 2nd Nona Mae (unk) Newman-Harris married May 8, 1937 s/o W. T. Harris & Elizabeth Sarah (Robbins) Palmer-Harris-Summerhill
Robert Newton �Bob� Williams
Dec 29, 1877 - May 4, 1964
Bob Williams Rites Planned
Funeral services for R. N. (Bob) Williams, 86, retired carpenter, who died in Memorial hospital Monday, will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Cass French, Jr., pastor of the Second Avenue Baptist church.
A native of Alabama, Williams resided at 17-B Northwest Apartments.
Surviving are a son, W. K. Williams, Tyler, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be J. C. Stover, Lee Russell, J. M. Dixon, J. J. Burks, Frank Leathers, Joe T. Smith.
Frances Aubon Williamson
Feb 7, 1889 - May 22, 1963
Plan Services F. A. Williamson
Funeral services for F. A. Williamson, 74, retired mechanic, 3010 Park Row, who died Wednesday, will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Dillingham, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clyde Williamson, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. H. W. Kelley, Denton, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Terry Sutton, J. L. Averitt, J. D. McManus, E. C. Sears, T. C. Baggett, T. R. Red, G. B. Jordan and Guy R. Love.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., May 23, 1963
- Submitted by
- h/o Clyde Corinne (Smith) Williamson married Jun 16, 1923; s/o John Campbell Williamson & Nancy Catherine (Sutton) Williamson
George Alfred Beene
Sep 2, 1890 - Jun 11, 1959
George Beene Dies Thursday
George A. Beene, 68, farmer, World War I veteran, formerly of Corsicana, died in the Veterans Administration hospital in Dallas Thursday.
A native of Marquez, he resided in the Corsicana area prior to moving to Tyler two years ago.
Surviving are two sons, Loye Beene, Tyler, and Rex A. Beene, Salina, Kansas; a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Richardson, Corsicana; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Grady and Dudley Beene, of Mexia, and William Beene, Hubbard; two sisters, Mrs. Vida Williams and Mrs. Oma Burgess, both of Mexia, and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Paul E. Powell, pastor of the Temple Baptist church in Tyler.
Charles Elton Beene
Nov 8, 1916 - Apr 8, 1963
Services Held For C. E. Beene
Final rites for C. E. Beene, 46, who died in Memorial Hospital Monday, were held from the First Christian church Wednesday at 10 a.m. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor, assisted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.
Beene was the organizer and director of the Navarro Junior College Bulldog band for 16 years and was the head of the music department of the college as well as director of the First Christian church choir.
He was a graduate of Texas Christian University and Colorado State College at Greeley, Colo. He also attended Amarillo Junior College after graduating from Panhandle High School. He was at Pecos before joining the NJC faculty.
Navarro Junior College was closed all day Wednesday.
He was the author of �El Navarro,� Alma Mater of NJC.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Beene� a daughter, Carol Ann, and a son, David Beene, all of Corsicana, and a brother, Rex Beene, Denver, Colo., and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Bob Arnold, Josh Edgar, E. D. Reed, Hugh Parrish, Jr.; Lee Soaper, Harold Blankinship and Albert Fullerton. Honorary Pallbearers were the faculty of Navarro College.
Era Addie (Burleson) Beene-Turner
Mar 13, 1897 - Feb 25, 1974
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Era Eddir Turner, 76, of Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. George Cary will officiate, and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.
She was a native of Leon County and had lived in Corsicana 12 years.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Richardson of Corsicana; two sons, N. A. Turner of Texoma, Okla, and Loye Beene of Tyler; seven grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Turner of Oletha.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb. 26, 1974
- Submitted by
- 1st husband George Alfred Beene married Mar 9, 1918 2nd husband Albert Reese Turner; d/o James Albert Burleson & Susan Malissa (Shaw) Burleson
Mrs. Era Turner
Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Era Addie Turner, 76, of Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. George Cary will officiate, and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Richardson of Corsicana; two sons; seven grandchildren; and a sister.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Katie Lou (Fitch) Turner
Dec 21, 1923 - Feb 14, 1962
Rites Saturday For Mrs. Turner
Final rites for Mrs. Katie Fitch Turner, 38, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with interment in the Resthaven Memorial Park.
Officiating were Rev. L. T. Aultman, Ft. Worth Baptist minister, and Rev. R. L. Ryburn, Kirvin Baptist minister.
Mrs. Turner died unexpectedly Wednesday in Fr. Worth.
Survivors include her husband, Dixie Turner, three daughters, Sandra Lou, Donna Kay and Debrah Juanell Turner, and one son, David Turner, all of Ft. Worth; mother, Mrs. Ola Fitch, Corsicana; four brothers, Archie and Gordon Fitch, both of Houston; Bill Fitch, Texas City, and Freddie Fitch, Lovington, N. M.; two sisters, Mrs. Berta McCamey and Miss Wanda Fitch, both of Corsicana and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Billy and Robert Fitch, Buster Nelson, Dan Bowen, Charlie Watson and Charlie Folmar.
Norman Albert Turner
Jun 13, 1914 - Dec 1, 1977
N. A. Turner
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Norman Albert Turner, 63, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital
He was a native of Leon County and lived in Corsicana 35 years.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marion B. Turner of Corsicana; a step-son, Wayne Vinson of Stillwater, Okla.; a brother, Loye Beene of Tyler; a sister, Mrs. Ruby Richardson, Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.
Susie Belle (Stewart) Reid
Feb 8, 1882 - Mar 9, 1959
Mrs. Reid Dies Here On Monday
Mrs. Susie B. Reid, 78, resident of Dallas 50 years, died at Twilight Home Monday afternoon. She was a member of the Pilgrim Church of Christ.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Pursley cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Howard D. Brown, Dallas; a son, C. E. Reid, Houston, five grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. W. Y. Bankhead, Mrs. B. B. Granger, Mrs. G. B. Cleveland, Mrs. Will Roberts, and Mrs. Minnie Huggins, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ann Adams, Dallas, and a number of other relatives.
Pallbearers will be F. C. Stewart, F. G. Granger, Evans Stewart, Earner Roberts, Billy Woods and J. T. Eggleston.
John Thomas Murray
Sep 29, 1870 - Feb 7, 1959
Retired Farmer Rites Monday
J. T. Murray, 88, native Texan, retired farmer, died at his
home in the Pursley community Saturday night.
Funeral services were held from the Pursley Baptist church
of which he had been a member 45 years Monday at 2:30 p.m.
Burial was in the
The rites were conducted by Rev. W. W. Robinson and Rev.
Surviving are six sons, A. H., M. E., M. A. and J. C.
Murray, all of Pursley; W. A. Murray, Rockdale, and A. C.
Murray, Clarkesville; two daughters, Mrs. E. J. Scrogin,
Pursley, and Mrs. Jeff Brown, Mt. Alba; two brothers, C. F.
Brown, Corsicana, and Alfred Brown, Texas; step-mother, Mrs.
Lizzie Rogers, Llano; 30 grandchildren, 42
great-grandchildren, five-great-great-grandchildren and
Pallbearers were M. C. Dickens, Bob Clemons, O. T. Nutt,
Curtis Clemons, Bob Bolen and J. D. Mahoney.
Sarah Ellen (Garner) Nelson-Laningham-Taylor
May 19, 1872 - Jun 20, 1959
Mrs. S. E. Nelson Dies Saturday
Mrs. Sarah Ellen Nelson, 87, native of Navarro county,
died in the Twilight Home Saturday following an extended
Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a. m. from the
Kerens Church of Christ with burial in
Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by J. B.
Tomlinson, minister of the church, assisted by Clyde
Mrs. Nelson spent most of her life in the Bazette and
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Rex Baily, Corsicana; two
sons, Joe Nelson, Talco, and Jim Nelson, Spearman; 13
grandchildren, 11 greatgrandchildren and other
Grandsons were pallbearers.
Inmon Funeral Home directed.
Joseph Henry �Elder�
Oct 29, 1887 - Jun 8, 1959
Minister Dies In Fort Worth
Elder Joseph Henry Hardaway, 71, of Waxahachie, retired
farmer and Primitive Baptist minister, died in Fort Worth of
a heart attack Tuesday afternoon. He formerly resided in
Corsican, Kerens and other points in Navarro county.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the
Primitive Baptist church here, 820 South Sixteenth street,
with burial in the
cemetery at Bazette.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. L. Lester, Ft. Worth;
Rev. G. W. Mosley, Waxahachie, and Rev. J. M. Fannin,
Corsicana, all Primitive Baptist ministers, and Minister
Howard Allen, Waxahachie Church of Christ.
He was a native of Arkansas.
Surviving a four sons, Leonard Bert and Archie Thomas
Hardaway, both of Ft. Worth, and Joe H. and James Henry
Hardaway, both of Waxahachie; two daughters, Mrs. Rosie
Wiles, Waxahachie, and Mrs. Emma Fay Reese, Fort Worth; 12
grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. McBride, Waxahachie; three brothers, George
Hardaway, Marshall; Arch Hardaway, Corsicana, and Lon
McBride, Waxahachie; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Farmer, Corsicana
and other relatives.
The Bose-Mitchell Funeral Home of Waxahachie and Inmon
Funeral Home of Kerens are directing.
Lena Mae (Winters)
Nov 12, 1876 - Sep 7, 1959
Hold Rites For Mrs. Deskin
KERENS, Sept. 8�(Spl)�Funeral services for Mrs. Lena
Deskin, 82, long-time Kerens and Bazette resident, who
died in Henderson County Memorial Hospital at Athens
Monday, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Bazette
The rites were conducted by Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor of
the First Methodist church here, and Rev. W. L. Harrod,
Dallas. Burial was in the
Surviving are a son, John Deskin, Carrolton; six
daughters, Miss Amy Deskin, Kerens; Mrs. Jack Albritton,
Athens; Mrs. M. H. Faughn, Houston; Mrs. G. S.
Lancaster, Kerens; Mrs. W. B. Stringer, Houston, and
Mrs. W. H. Fair, Hobbs, N.M.; two nieces reared in the
Deskin home, Mrs. Ila Mae Goodwin and Mrs. Juanita
Bailey, both of Dallas; 23 grandchildren, 24
great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and
Grandsons were pallbearers.
Inmon Funeral Home directed.
Addie Mae (Hill)
Dec 12, 1901 - Nov 6, 1959
Mrs. E. R. Davis Services Here
Services for Mrs. Addie Davis, 57, native of Smith
county, who died in Dallas early Saturday were held
from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial
Prairie Point cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb,
minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.
Mrs. Davis came to Navarro county as a small child
and resided here until moving to Dallas in 1954.
Surviving are her husband, E. R. Davis; a son,
Robert Davis; a daughter, Mrs. Melba Cockrell, all
of Dallas; two grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. C.
A. Bowman, Mansfield, Ark.; Mrs. C. L. Chase,
Lueders, and Mrs. Hugh Sparks, Rice; three brothers,
W. B. Hill, Welnert; Verlon Hill, Haskell and
Werndna Hill, Fort Worth.
Pallbearers were Raymond Crocker, Preston Ingram,
Ellton Broussard, Tommy Teetz, Felton Lewis and Gene
Robert �Bob� Davis
Mar 12, 1898 - Oct 15, 1964
Rites Saturday For Bob Davis
Funeral services for E. R. (Bob) David, 66,
native Texan, who died in Dallas Thursday
morning, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from
the Corley Chapel with burial in the
Prairie Point cemetery. The rites will be
conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the
Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.
A construction worker, Davis had resided in
Dallas 10 years. He is a former Kerens resident.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wm. E. Cockrell;
a grand-daughter, Sharon Gayle Cockrell; a
grandson, Robert Michael Davis, all of Dallas;
two brothers, Tom and W. F. Davis, both of
Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Ross,
Powell; Mrs. Delia Lively, Houston, and Mrs. L.
M. Gowan, Yuma, Ariz., and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Ross, John Tramel,
Hamp Pierce, Felton Lewis, Rozi Ross, Jude Perry
and Loren Albritton.
Myrtle Juanita (Parsons) Davis
Jul 27, 1912 - Apr 12, 2002
Juanita Davis, 89, of Kerens passed away
Friday, April 12, 2002 at Kerens Care
Graveside services will be 4 p.m. today at
Prairie Point Cemetery with Jimmy Glenn
Mrs. Davis was born July 27, 1912 in
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Everitt Davis; sister, Roxie Jeffries;
nephews, Robert Northcott and Kenneth
Northcott; and niece, Sharon Northcott.
Survivors include her nephews, Alan Gilman,
Timothy Northcott and Ricky Northcott;
niece, Betty Northcott; great-nephew, David
Conklin; great-nieces, Beth Faulk and
Heather Condley; great-great-nephew, Ronnie
Gilman; and great-great-niece, Ginger
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.
Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens, Tx.
Everette Fields Davis; d/o George H.
Parsons & Mary Elizabeth �Lizzie�
(Elliott) Parsons (Mary is buried in
Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana, Tx.)
Aug 6, 1933 - May 18, 1962
Robert Davis Drowned Friday, Services
Funeral services for Robert Davis, 29,
of Dallas, who drowned in North Lake,
northwest Dallas county, Friday
afternoon, will be held from the Corley
Chapel here Sunday at 2 p.m.
The rites will be conducted by Rev.
Harry Adair, Athens, Full Gospel
minister, burial will be in the
Prairie Point cemetery.
Davis, a native of Navarro county, was
reared in Powell and Kerens communities
and attended Kerens High School.
The Associated Press reported Davis
drown when his boat motor failed and he
tried to swim ashore. He was in a boat
with his wife and two children, one of
them a neighbor�s child. He sought to
repair the motor and dived for one of
the parts that reportedly fell into the
The boat, it was stated, drifted and he
struck out for shore, sinking en route.
The body was later recovered.
Davis was an employe of the Purex
Surviving are his wife, a son, Michael;
father, E. R. Davis; a sister, Mrs. W.
E. Cockrell, all of Dallas, and other
Pallbearers will be Richard Steele,
Jimmie Morgan, Carl Coleman, Homer
Pennington, Prentice McKay and Bob
Charles Albert Haywood
Dec 13, 1896 - Nov 7, 1959
C. A. Haywood Rites Sunday
The funeral for C. A. (Albert)
Haywood, 62, retired farmer, was
held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the
Midway Baptist church with burial in
Midway cemetery. The services
were conducted by Rev. R. L. Pyburn
and Rev. H. L. McKissack Baptist
A life-long resident of Freestone
county, Haywood died of a heart
attack in a store in Streetman
Surviving are his wife of Streetman,
a son, Dr. J. R. Haywood, Odessa; a
daughter, Mrs. N. D. Pringle,
Irving; seven grandchildren, three
brothers, J. W., R. R., and L. C.
Haywood, all of Houston; a sister,
Mrs. Ada Davis, California, and
several nieces, nephews and other
Pallbearers were John Massey, Frank
Massey, Jester Neal, Sam Keel, Bud
Barry and Elton McCana.
Edna Earl (Owen) Penney
Feb 4, 1874 - Nov 22, 1959
Mrs. Penny Of Kerens Expires
KERENS, Nov. 23 (Spl.)�Mrs. Edna Penney, 85, life-long
resident of this community, died at her home Sunday night
after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church,
of which she was a member, Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in
Prairie cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Bro.
Bill Foster, pastor, and Dan Gibson, Church of Christ
Surviving are four sons, B. O. Penney, Houston; E. A.
Penney, Lake Jackson; E. G. Penney, DeRider, La., and Judge
Melvin Penney, Kerens; three daughters, Mrs. A. B. Kerley,
Kerens; Mrs. J. F. Rowe and Mrs. Ernest Braley, both of
Corsicana; 29 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Inmon Funeral Home directs.
James William Murray
Nov 17, 1876 - Nov 3, 1959
J. W. Murray Rites Are Set
Services for J. W. Murray, 82, retired farmer, who died in
Memorial Hospital Tuesday, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m.
from the Corley Chapel.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of
the Memorial Baptist church. Burial will be in the
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Jessie W.
Murray, Corsicana; Clyde Murray, Cayuga, and Charlie Murray,
U. S. Air Force, Connally Air Force Base, Waco; a daughter,
Mrs. Elmer Keel, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, nine
great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Kate Ward, Athens, and
Mar 10, 1883 - Oct 13, 1974
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the
Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Alice Irene Murray,
91, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at her
Rev. Maurice McLeroy will officiate, and burial will be
She was a native of Grimes County, had lived in
Corsicana 60 years, and was a member of Memorial Baptist
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Keel of
Corsicana; three sons, Jessie Murray of Corsicana, Claud
Murray of Cayuga, and Charlie Murray of Waco; nine
grandchildren, 13, great-grandchildren and one
great-great-granddaughter, a brother, Charlie Freeman of
Fort Worth, two sisters, Mrs. Laura Reed of Iola and
Mrs. Bessie Lewis of Iowa, and a number of nieces and
Pallbearers include Jack Matthews, Raymond Henry, Jack
Martin, Sammy Parsons, Donald Hubbard, Major Murray, J.
C. Murray, and Thurman Murray.
Oct 2, 1959 - Oct 3, 1959
Infant Rites Here Monday
Funeral services for Billy Bruce Watkins,
one-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Watkins of
Emhouse, who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital,
were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley
The rites were conducted by Rev. Ray Turner, pastor
of the Fellowship Baptist church. Burial was in the
Surviving are the parents, a sister Debora Kay
Watkins, all of Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. R. I. Watkins, Emhouse, and Mr. and Mrs. T. M.
Sep 14, 1887 - Sep 6, 1963
Saturday Rites Mrs. Carpenter
Funeral servicers for Mrs. John W. Carpenter, 75, formerly
of Corsicana, who died Friday at her home, 3700 Lexington
Drive, Dallas, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the
Highland Park Presbyterian church, of which she was a
The rites were conducted by Dr. William M. Elliott, pastor.
Burial will be in the
cemetery here later in the afternoon.
Native of Fairfield, Mrs. Carpenter was the widow of the
late John W. Carpenter, who was chairman of the board of
directors of the Southland Life Insurance Company of Dallas
at the time of his death in 1959, and formerly was president
and general manager of the Texas Power and Light Company and
chairman of the board of directors of the utility. Mr. and
Mrs. Carpenter moved to Dallas from Corsicana in 1918.
Surviving are a son, Ben H. Carpenter, and a daughter, Mrs.
Carolyn Carpenter Williams, both of Dallas; a grandson,
seven granddaughters and four sisters, Mrs. W. A. Dealey,
Sr., Dallas; Mrs. P. A. Kolstad and Mrs. William Keller,
both of Palestine, and Mrs. Vance Duncan, Eagle Lake, and
McCammon directed local arrangements.
Jeffrey Wayne Compton
1959 - May 25, 1959
Compton Child Dies Monday
Jeffrey Wayne Compton, six-weeks-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Bobbie C. Compton, Panama City, Fla., Tyndal Air Force
Base, died Monday.
Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Bobbie Wynell
and Patricia Ann, and a brother Bruce Clifford Compton,
all of Panama City; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A.
Compton and Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Gathright, all of Purdon;
great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Compton and Mrs.
Ida Gathright, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Griffin
Funeral Home pending the arrival of the parents by
Compton Infant Rites Thursday
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday for
Jeffrey Wayne Compton, six weeks old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Bobbie C. Compton, Panama City, Fla., Tyndal
Air Force Base, who died Monday.
Services were held from the Griffin Chapel with Rev.
Chester L. Reames, pastor of the First Baptist
church in Purdon officiating. Burial was in the
Survivors are the parents, two sisters, Bobbie
Wynell and Patricia Ann; a brother Bruce Clifford ,
all of Panama City; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A.
Compton and Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Gathright, all of
Purdon; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Compton and Mrs. Ida Gathright, all of Corsicana;
and other relatives.
Robert E. "Bob"
Jun 19, 1910 - Jul 31, 2005
CURTIS, ROBERT "Bob" Was born June 19, 1910 and
passed away July 31, 2005, at the age of 95. He
came to Dallas in 1957 and joined First Baptist
Church, Dallas, where he has been a very active
member since. He sang in the choir for 25 years,
serving as its President. He taught the 13 year
old Sunday School for 17 years. He also served
as a deacon. Bob was a member of the United
Christian Men's Club and a member of Gideons
International since 1965. He took his first
Missions trip when he was 80, and has visited
every continent since then spreading God's Word.
His las trip was to Russia when he was 90.
He was preceded in death by his first wife
He is survived by his wife Winni Curtis; sons
and daughters-in-law Charles and Beth Curtis and
Ross and Sue Curtis; step son Dr. Mark Fulmer;
step daughter Gena Fulmer; and six
The Family will receive friends at the Funeral
Home from 5-7 PM Monday August 1. Funeral
Services will be 1:00 PM Tuesday August 2, 2005
in the main Sanctuary of First Baptist Church,
1707 San Jacinto, Dallas, TX 75201; Rev Larry
Walker and Dr. Jim Bryant will officiate.
Memorials may be made in Bob's name to the First
Baptist Church Building Fund. Interment will be
private. , Jeter & Son Funeral Home 4830 W.
Illinois Dallas, TX214-330-4700
Reubene Lois (Denn)
Feb 19, 1924 - Jan 21, 2009
Lois Denn, 84 of Blooming Grove, passed away January 21,
2009 in Corsicana. She was born February 19, 1924 in Frost
Texas to Reuben and Clara York Denn. Memorial services 2pm
Saturday January 31, 2009 at
Anna Ruth (Hinkle)
Mar 28, 1922 - Oct 31, 2010
Anna Ruth (Hinkle) Hughes went home to be with her Lord
and Savior Jesus on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at the
Sterling House of Ennis.
She was born on March 28, 1922 to Rid and Thelma (Heath)
Hinkle in the McCord Community of Frost, Texas. She
married Leonard Franklin Hughes and they made their home
originally in Corsicana until 1948 when they moved to
Ruth was a key punch operator and switchboard operator
until her retirement from Ennis Business Forms. After
her retirement she later went to work for Medical Arts
Clinic of Ennis in medical records.
She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, where she
was a devoted and loved Sunday School teacher of first
grade children for more than fifty years.
She is survived by one son, Larry Hughes and his wife,
Betty; one daughter-in-law, Jane Hughes; one
granddaughter Jannan Swearengin; six
great-grandchildren; three sisters; one brother and
numerous nieces and nephews along with a host of
friends. She is preceded in death by her husband,
Leonard Hughes, son Barry Hughes, granddaughter Debra
Runnells, sister Teddy Kelly and her parents Rid and
Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 from
Noon until 2 at J.E. Keever Mortuary. Services will be
on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 2 p.m. in the J.E.
Keever Mortuary Chapel in Ennis. Pall bearers will be
the deacons of Tabernacle Baptist Church. Interment to
follow at Frost
Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever
Lynn �Judy� (Williams) Muesse
Sep 26, 1940 - Nov 17, 2013
Julia "Judy" Muesse, age 73, of Stone Mountain, GA
died Sunday, November 17, 2013. She was born in
Mertens, TX to the late Lois Alton and Ruth Perry
Williams. She was a member of Glen Haven Baptist
Judy is survived by her spouse of 55 years: Curtis
Muesse, Stone Mountain, GA. daughters: Patricia
Muesse, Atlanta, GA and Paula Twilley and husband
Jeff , Douglasville, GA; grandchildren: Kevin
Dingman, Kyle Dingman, Payton Twilley & Cheyenne
Twilley; siblings: Charles Williams and wife Sue,
Grand Prairie, TX, Sandra Moreland, Mesquite, TX,
and Elaine Gardner, Waxahachie, TX; numerous nieces
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday,
November 19, 2013 at Cannon Cleveland Funeral
Directors with Rev. Stan Berrong, officiating.
Interment will follow at
in Texas. The family will receive friends Tuesday,
November 19, 2013 from 1:00PM - 2:00 PM at Cannon
Cleveland Funeral Directors. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made to the Glen Haven Baptist
Church Building Fund. Those who wish may sign the
on-line guest registry at
www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland
Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.
Jack L. McAdams
Apr 21, 1926 - Jan 27, 2009
McAdams, 82, went to be with the Lord on
Jan. 27, 2009. He was born April 21,
1926, in Waxahachie to William and Della
McAdams. Jack served his country in the
World War II. He was a
seaman first class on the USS Lassen.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of
59 years, Juanita McAdams of Hurst,
Texas; daughter Eavylina Bilger of Azle,
Texas; sons, Jackie Lee McAdams of
Denton Texas, Mike McAdams of Hurst,
Bobby McAdams; sister, Viola Petty of
Houston, Texas; brother, W.E. McAdams of
Waxahachie; grandchildren Ted McKinney,
Stephen McKinney, Tammy Mahor, BJ
McAdams, Teresa Dahl, Amanda McAdams,
Jonathan McAdams, Nick McAdams, Jason
Lee McAdams; and six
Visitation will be held from 2-6 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, at Waxahachie
Funeral service will be graveside at 10
a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at Red Oak
Arrangements are under the direction of
Waxahachie Funeral Home.
not part of obituary
Mae (McClure) Garvin
Sep 25, 1924 � Jun 30, 2019
Mae Garvin of Lancaster, Texas was born September 25, 1924
in Frost, Texas to Joe Edward and Myrtle (Willingham)
McClure. She passed from this life on June 30, 2019.
Dorothy was preceded in death by parents; husband Earl
She is survived by daughter Janice Trull & husband Don;
grandchildren Tammi Burris & husband Kirk, Terri Scott;
great grandchildren Amanda, Owen and Levi Scott; 3 loving
sisters and many special nieces and nephews
Aug 19, 1943 - Dec 18, 2018
Papadaki Armstrong of Houston, TX passed away peacefully
with her family by her side on the evening of December 18th,
A Memorial Service for Maria, 75, will be held Friday,
December 28, 2018, 10:00am at Klein Funeral Home, 16131
Champion Forest Dr., Spring, TX 77379.
Maria was born in Kallithea, Athens, Greece on August 19th,
1943 to John & Eleni Papadaki. She married her beloved
husband, Arnold, in Aspen, Colorado on March 30th, 1974.
She spent most of her life working as a certified travel
agent, which served her and her family well as one of her
greatest passions was to travel the world. Maria and Arnold
did just that. They traveled to most of the continents to
see some of the world�s most beautiful places. From Alaska
to Australia, Africa to South America, Scotland to Russia
and several other destinations in between, her desire to
travel lead to many memorable and exciting adventures. Maria
and her family spent many family vacations traveling to
their cherished home in Greece to visit family, friends, and
experience the beautiful Greek culture together.
She also had a passion and love for nature and gardening.
Maria and Arnold worked side by side to create an amazing
garden oasis around their home. She found purpose in the
completion of every detail. When she worked in the garden
she could see the fruits of her labor and felt fulfilled.
Maria truly had a gift in the garden, and as so many people
know, she had that same gift in the kitchen. She had the
ability to express her love for others by creating wonderful
meals. Much of what she prepared were traditional Greek
recipes that were passed down, but anything she made you
could count on it being amazing and made with love.
Maria served her community in many ways. She was a long-time
member of the Greek Annunciation Church where her children
attended Greek school together when they were young. She was
also an active member of the Cypress Woodlands Junior Forum,
where she spent years volunteering as well as creating
Maria is preceded in death by her parents, John and Eleni,
and her brothers Vagelis and Dimitri Papadaki.
Maria is survived by her Husband of 44 years, Arnold,
Daughter Nanette Jarosh married to Gene, Son Tony Armstrong
married to Katherine, Step-Son Mike Armstrong married to
Alicia, and Step-Daughter Jan Ragan married to Sean. She
loved and adored all of her Grandchildren, Eleni, Alex,
Walker, Ryan, Hudson and Holland.
In lieu of flowers, Maria�s wish was for donations to be
made to Shriners Hospital for Children or St. Jude
Children�s Research Hospital.
Our family wishes to extend our deepest gratitude to all of
those who have touched Maria�s life throughout her years,
throughout her fight, to the end. We are grateful for you.
- Klein Funeral Home & Memorial Park
- Submitted by
Frost, Navarro Co., TX
- w/o Arnold Antone
Armstrong, Jr; d/o John Papadaki & Eleni Papadaki
Charles Frank Heye
Jan 25, 1922 - Oct 14, 1970
Traffic Death Said Due To Heart
The Medical Examiner's office said today that Charles Frank Heye,
48, died of a heart attack Wednesday when his car smashed into a
chain link fence in Kapahulu.
Heye, of 4381 Aukai Ave., Kahala, was pronounced dead at the
scene of the 1:15 p.m. accident at Campbell Avenue and Makini
A spokesman for the Medical Examiner said it was impossible to
tell "objectively" whether Heye experienced the attack before or
after the accident.
But the circumstances indicate that Heye's car collided with the
fence because he "became incapable of operating his vehicle,"
the spokesman said.
Charles Frank Heye
Heye Service Set Monday
Friends and relatives have learned of the death of Charles F.
Heye, 48, Wednesday in Honolulu where he was an independent
A native of Galveston, he was well known in Corsicana. His wife
is the former Mary Ellen Sutton of here.
Memorial services will be held Monday in Honolulu.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Charles Otto and Frank
Eric Heye, both of Honolulu; a brother, Dr. Randell Heye of
Plainview; and several nieces and nephews and other relatives.
He served as a lieutenant in the Navy during World War II. He
was educated at the University of Texas and completed his
masters at the University of Maryland.
Oct 2, 1915 - Sep 8, 1959
Mrs. Blue Dies In Galveston
Mrs. Violet Lorene Blue, 43, died in the John Sealy Hospital
in Galveston Tuesday.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the
Griffin Chapel with burial in the
The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister
of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, of which Mrs. Blue was
Surviving are two sons, Billy Chandler and Michael Blue,
both of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Cumi Cox, Corsicana; a
brother, R. L. Cox, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Emmi Bodily
and Mrs. Jimmy Scott, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Jewell
Holcomb, Roane, and a number of other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Morris Bodily, Billy Holcomb, Clifton
Perry, Clyde Richards, Lowell Bonner and George Scott.
Corsicana Daily Sun -
Wed., Sep 9, 1959
- Submitted by
1st husband B. M. Chandler married Oct 29, 1938
2nd husband John Daniel Blue; d/o James Elige �Jim/Jimmie�
Cox & Talitha Cumi (Bonner) Cox
Ronald Michael �Mike�
Oct 23, 1949 - May 24, 1970
Blue Dies in Combat
Mrs. Deborah E. Blue, Route 2, Corsicana, received a
telegram Friday advising her that her husband,
Sergeant Ronald M. Blue, was killed in action in
Cambodia on May 24.
The wire, from Maj. Gen. Kenneth F. Wickham of the
Adjutant General�s office in Washington, D. C.,
explained that Sgt. Blue was on a combat operation
when a hostile force was encountered.
A native of Corsicana, Sgt. Blue was the son of the
late Mrs. Violet Blue and John Blue. He was
graduated from Corsicana High School and attended
Navarro Junior College prior to entering the
Sgt. Blue�s body will be escorted back to the United
States by Sgt. Ronald G. Lee; brother of Mrs. Blue,
who is the daughter of Gordon W. Lee.
Other survivors are his brother, Billy Chandler of
Corsicana; his grandmother, Mrs. Cumi Cox of
Corsicana; aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. for Sgt.
Ronald M. Blue, killed in action in Cambodia on May 24.
Services will be at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev.
Obie Barton officiating. Interment will follow in
Sgt. Blue, a native of Corsicana, was the son of the
late Mrs. Violet Blue and John Blue. He was graduated
from Corsicana High School and attended Navarro Junior
He is survived by his wife, Deborah E. Blue; his
grandmother, Mrs. Cumi Cox of Corsicana; a brother,
Billy Chandler of Corsicana; aunts and uncles, Mr. and
Mrs. Morris Bodily, Mrs. Billy Holcomb, Mrs. Jimmye
Scott and R. L. Cox; and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Willie
Dec 15, 1923 - Jul 2, 1959
Donald Jackson Funeral Rites Held Friday
Funeral services for Donald W. Jackson, 35,
State Home superintendent, who died at his home
early Thursday following a several weeks�
illness, were held from the First Methodist
church Friday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in the
The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Ted
Spencer of Fort Worth, formerly associate pastor
of the church here, and Rev. Bill McCluken,
Episcopal minister of Harlingen.
Jackson, born, Dec. 23, 1923, at Mangum, Okla.,
graduated from the University of Oklahoma in
1949 with a B. A. in Psychology. He did graduate
work in the same field at the University of
Texas and in social work and served four years
World War II as an officer and pilot in the
Following graduation from college, he was
director of summer recreation program and youth
center at Muleshoe, Texas, where he was high
school counselor. He was program director for
three years in Texas institutions for children
and one year was a special agent for the Federal
Bureau of Investigation.
In 1952, he became executive director of Valley
Childrens� Services, a multi-service children�s
agency in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, and in
1958 became superintendent of the Corsicana
Jackson was president of the Texas Association
of Child Care Institutions, a member of the
planning committees for the University of North
Carolina Workshop for Executives of Child Care
Institutions and the Texas Institute for
Children and Youth. He was appointed by the
governor of Texas as a delegate to the White
House Conference on Children and Youth which is
to be held in Washington next year.
He was the author of an article appearing in the
January issue of �Children�, and
interdisciplinary journal for the professions
serving children, published by the U. S.
Jackson was a member of the First Methodist
church and Corsicana Rotary club.
Surviving are his wife, Emily Alexander Jackson,
a son, Ronald Gene Jackson, both of Corsicana;
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Jackson, Oklahoma
City, Okla.; two brothers, Edgar and Lawrence
Jackson, both of Oklahoma City; three sisters,
Mrs. John C. Booth, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Jack
Williams, Borger, and Mrs. Alton G. Weeks,
Corpus Christi, and other relatives.
The family requested contributions to the
Valley�s Boys Ranch and Children�s Services at
Harlingen in lieu of flowers.
Pallbearers will be Bill Erwin, Crockett Closner,
Jack Turman, Alton Weeks, Donald Weeks, R. W.
Liston, Al White, Dr. Austin Weeks, J. B. Moore,
Dean Herrington, Bobby Seid and Ray Stewart.
Jan 17, 1935 - Apr 7, 2016
Franklin Blair Jackson, 81, of Corsicana, passed away on
April 7, 2016, at his residence. Visitation will be from 6
to 8 p.m., Monday, April 11, 2016, at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2016,
at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating the service
will be Mr. Corey Tackett. Burial will follow in
Franklin was born in Delta County, Texas, to the late Cleo
and Bertha Jackson. He devoted 15 years to the Oil State
Rubber Company and over 40 years to the Regal Rubber Company
assisting in the transfer from Grapevine to Corsicana,
Texas. He loved to fish during his leisure time and pursing
other hobbies. He was affectionately known as "Punk" to his
brothers who he mentored in life.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Jackson;
in-laws, Millard and Rosa Cosper; and brothers-in-law,
Charlie and Cecil Cosper.
Survivors include his sons, Mike Jackson and wife, Debbie,
and Terry Jackson and wife, Barbara; daughters, Brenda
Lambert and husband, Benny, and Pamy Tackett and husband,
Rand; brothers, Jerrell Jackson and wife, Mary, and Clifton
Jackson and wife, Brenda; 12 grandchildren; 23
great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren; as
well as numerous nieces and nephews.
- Corley Funeral Home
- Submitted by
h/o Margie Lou (Cosper) Jackson; s/o Clifton
Cleo Jackson & Bertha Lee (Tucker) Jackson
Emily A. (Jackson) Shurley is:
Oct 4, 1926 - Feb 23, 2009
Alexander Shurley, 82, passed away February 25, 2009. She
was born October 4, 1926, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Carolyn
Pruitt Alexander and W. Kelley Alexander. Emily graduated
from North Fulton High School in Atlanta in 1943. In 1947
she received a BA degree from Randolph-Macon Woman's
College, Lynchburg, Virginia. In 1987, she was honored by
the college as its reunion alumnae speaker. Following her
marriage to Donald Wayne Jackson in 1952, she moved from
Atlanta to Harlingen, Texas, where she and Don adopted
Ronald G. Jackson, the first of five sons she helped rear
and mold into fine, caring young men. After Don's death,
Emily moved from Austin, Texas, to Oklahoma City in 1964
when she married Jay T. Shurley, M.D. She continued her
maternal influence on the Shurley boys, Tom, Guy and Phil.
Several years later, she and Jay adopted her nephew, John
Alexander. John completed her family of sons. Emily loved
Oklahoma City and decided this was the city where she would
make her mark. As a result of her passion for peace and
justice and her concern for the homeless, she has left a
lasting legacy. She served as Administrative Assistant to
Bishop Gerald N. McAllister of the Episcopal Diocese of
Oklahoma and also to his successor, Bishop Robert Moody. She
was chairman of the Peace and Justice Commission of the
Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, which led her into a wide
range of ministries on behalf of the homeless and the
victims of injustice. One of her proudest achievements was
winning "The Star Gazer" Impact of One Award for her work as
creator and founder of an ecumenical project, REST, a
shelter for the homeless. Emily was a loyal supporter of
music and art. She was a past president of Central Oklahoma
Opera League. Survivors include her five sons, their
families and her brother, William Alexander of Atlanta,
Georgia. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on
Saturday, February 28, 2009, at St. Paul's Cathedral, 7th
and North Robinson, Oklahoma City, with a reception
following in the Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to St. George's Guild at St. Paul's Cathedral or
a charity of your choice.
Jun 26, 1959 - Aug 13, 1959
Services For Infant At 4 P.M.
Funeral services for James Newton Jones, infant son
of Mr. and Mrs. James Newton Jones, Sr., will be
held Saturday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.
Burial will be in the
The infant died Thursday in the Memorial Hospital
after being ill several weeks. He was born June 26.
Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. James
Newton Jones, Sr., two sisters, Vicky Ann and Linda
Gail; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Grady Jones,
Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Coker, Barry; a
great-grandfather, W. H. Thorn, Fort Worth, and two
great-grandmothers, Mrs. J. N. Russell, Barry, and
Mrs. Lavada Jones, Houston.
Layton (Nutt) Grace
Jun 25, 1894 - Jan 26, 1970
Mrs. V. L. Grace Services Slated
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2
p.m. from the Corley Chapel for Mrs. Vennie L.
Grace, 79, a native of Navarro County, who died
Monday at Twilight Home. Interment will be in
Mrs. Grace, who had lived in Corsicana for the
past 15 years, was a member of the Baptist
She is survived by two sons, Hubert C. and
Raymond L. Grace of Corsicana; two daughters,
Mrs. W. H. Libhart of Corsicana and Mrs. J. C.
Arnold of Navarro; nine grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; two brothers, Noah Nutt of
Red Oak and M. A. Nutt of Corsicana; and a
number of nieces and nephews.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Bobby Joe Perkins
Jul. 17, 1953 - Jun. 24, 1970
Truck Wreck Kills Youth Near Here
One person was killed and another received minor injuries in
one of two traffic mishaps investigated here Wednesday by
Highway Patrolman Lloyd Allison.
The fatal accident occurred 15.3 miles from Corsicana on
Highway 287 east, and involved one vehicle, a 1967 model
pickup. John H. William of Kerens was the driver of the
truck that was owned by Frank Massey Feed and Seed Co. in
According to the report, the truck heavily loaded with wire
overturned and the passenger in the truck Bobby Joe Perkins,
16, also of Kerens, was thrown from the truck and it rolled
over on him.
He died a short while later in the emergency room at
Memorial Hospital. Williams suffered only minor injuries.
the truck was equipped with seat belts but they were not in
use at the time of the accident, said Patrolman Allison.
The second mishap occurred two moles east of Dawson on F. M.
709. Two cars were involved. A 1969 compact car driven by
Rickey D. Murray of Rt. 1, Dawson struck a 1967 pickup truck
driven by Roscoe Eiland of Corsicana when the pickup pulled
onto the highway from a private drive. There were no
personal injuries, but the Murray car was damaged heavily.
Perkins attended Kerens High School and would have been a
senior student in September.
Funeral arrangements at Calhoun Funeral Home are incomplete,
but services are expected to be held Sunday afternoon with
burial in the
Samaria Cemetery near Kerens.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Perkins; two
brothers, William Louis and James Michael Perkins; one
sister, Linda Charlene Perkins, all of Kerens; and other
Feb 16, 1919 - Jan 23, 1970
James Brannon Services Today
James (Buddy) Brannon, ate 50, died Friday at Galena
Park. He had been a resident of Houston for the past 27
years and was a former resident of Navarro County.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral
Home Chapel with interment in
Cemetery. The Rev. Carroll Lewallen will officiate.
Surviving are his wife of Houston; a son, William
Brannon and a daughter, Mrs. A. C. Gould, both of
Houston; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Brannon of
Dallas; two brothers, G. W. Brannon of Andrews, and E.
R. Brannon of Texas City; a sister, MRs. H. H. Garland
of Woodrow, Colo.
Pallbearers are W. D. Anderson, Herschel Anderson,
Calvin Ganze, Robert Earl Green, Bonner French and James
Jan 2, 1939 - Nov 26, 2021
Bonnie J. Follis was born January 02, 1939 in
Purdon, Texas to Alice Mae Turner and Riley Maehan
Derden. Bonnie passed away on November 26, 2021 in
There are no services scheduled at this time
- Submitted by
Dresden, Navarro Co., TX
- w/o Luther Follis; d/o
Riley Mahan Derden & Alice May (Turner) Derden
Nancy Ann (Sawyers)
Jul 8, 1941 - Jan 24, 2022
LaRue passed away peacefully with her family by her
side on January 24, 2022. She was born to Helen
Sawyers & Roy Sawyers on July 8, 1941. At the age of
15 she fell in love with Ronnie LaRue. They were
married for 65 years.
Nancy was a devoted servant of God. She loved the
Lord with all her heart. She played the organ for
many years at Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church.
She also taught Sunday School for the children of
Nancy was preceded in death by her mother Helen
Sawyers, father Roy Sawyers, her sister Jerris Perry
and James Steel Jr, and the love of her life Ronnie
She is survived by Rhonda Steel of Mabank, Ronnie
LaRue and wife Tammy LaRue of Red Oak, Donnie LaRue
and wife Tammie of Blooming Grove. Peggy Price and
husband Don Price of Blooming Grove. Sister Sue
Bartholomew and husband Richard Bartholomew, sister
Pam Richardson and husband Robert Richardson. 14
grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 1 great great
grandchild and numerous friends.
The family wishes to extend their thanks and love to
Epic Nursing Home and New Century Hospice.
The family has planned a visitation on Wednesday,
January 26, 2022 from 6 to 8 in the evening. A
graveside service will be held on Thursday, January
27, 2022 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at
- Corley Funeral Home
- w/o Robert Ronnie
LaRue; d/o Roy Sawyers & Helen Sawyers
Henry Leroy Holland
Jun 14, 1910 - May 18, 1984
Graveside services were to be
held today for Thermal resident Henry Leroy Holland, who died in
Indio last Friday. He was 73. A native of Texas, he had lived in
the Coachella Valley since 1948. Mr. Holland was one of the
first ranchers in the valley and was a 30-year member of the
Indio Elks Lodge No. 1643. He is survived by his wife, Luella
Holland of Thermal; two daughters, Shirley Loutsenhizer of
Thermal and Vicky Marks of La Quinta; a son, Kelton Holland of
Coachella; a brother, Lawerence Frank Holland of Texas; and a
sister, Inez Hollemann of Texas; eight grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at
Coachella Valley Cemetery. The Rev. Austin Crager of the
Foursquare Church of Indio will officiate. Interment will
follow. Fitz Henry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Born in Emhouse, Navarro
Thomas Hayden Gullett
Jan 28, 1873 - Dec 8, 1965
T. H. Gullett, 92, Rites Friday
DAWSON, Dec. 9 (Spl)�Thomas H. Gullett, 82, retired farmer,
long-time resident of the Union High community, died Wednesday.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Union
High Missionary Baptist church with burial in the
Board Tree cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Evans, pastor of the
Grape Creek Missionary Baptist church, and Rev. Dan Taylor,
pastor of the First Baptist church in Dawson.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Susie Watkins, Corsicana; a
grandson, Dorman Sawyer, Arlington; two granddaughters, Mrs.
Dorothy Adams and Mrs. Dell Tackett, both of Dawson.
Eubanks Funeral Home directs.
Chester Arthur Griffith
Sep 3, 1892 - Dec 24, 1970
Griffith Rites Held Saturday
Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the
Missionary Baptist Church for C. A. Griffith, 78, who died
Thursday. He was a native of Clinton Mo. The rites were
conducted by the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, with interment in
Survivors include his wife of Corsicana; two sons, James R.
Griffith of Colts Neck, N. J.; and Cecil G. Griffith of
Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. J. H. Perry of Rice; six
grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Nancy Rusk of Hobbs, New
Pallbearers were Morris and Byron Kirby, David E. Denbow,
Fred Coffer, Oscar Travis, Lee Welch, George Chappell and
Samantha Frances (Duett)
Feb 23, 1872 - Jul 17, 1973
Funeral services are set for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the
Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Samantha Layton, 101,
resident of Corsicana and native of Kentucky, who died
Tuesday at Twilight Home. Rev. Dean Bearden will officiate,
and burial will follow at
She was a member of Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Alvis C. Layton of Esteline,
Tex. and Rubert A. Layton of Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs.
Dorothy Griffith of Corsicana; 19 grandchildren, 43
great-grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Oct 9, 1906 - Jun 18, 1970
W. L. Underhill Dies Thursday
W. L. Underhill, 63, native of Hickman County, Tenn. and
Corsicana resident for 28 years, died Thursday in Memorial
Hospital. He was a member of the Westminister Presbyterian
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Corley Funeral Chapel
conducted by The Rev. Eugene Wood. Graveside services will
Resthaven Memorial Park.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. W. L. Underhill of
Corsicana; eight daughters, Miss Billie Underhill of
Corsicana, Mrs. Pauline C. Massey of Corsicana, Mrs. Wanda
Belvins of Mesquite, Mrs. Dorothy Mackey of Mesquite, Mrs.
Jimmie Melton of Irving, Mrs. Louise Hutchison of Burns,
Tenn., Mrs. Mattie Mae Bates of Nashville, Tenn., and Mrs.
Polly Hernandez of Dallas; two sons, Billy Gene Underhill of
Corsicana and Dick Anderton of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs.
Thelma Bates of Centerville, Tenn. and Mrs. Elva Goodman of
Franklin, Tenn.; one brother, Arthur B. Underhill of
Centerville, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren, four
Pallbearers will be his nephews and honorary pallbearers
will be elders of the church.
Connie Jo (Bailey)
Mar 10, 1930 - Jan 21, 2021
Jo Bailey Mullenix passed away in Corsicana on January 21,
2021, at the age of 90.
Connie was born March 10, 1930 in Greenville, Texas to
Virgil Claud Bailey and Bonnie Ree Merrill.
Connie moved to Navarro County in 1936. She was a lover of
life who enjoyed traveling and making people smile.
Connie was preceded in death by her parents, husband Owen
Mullenix, a brother Glenn Bailey, and a sister Sue Bailey.
Connie is survived by her sister Peggy Bailey Thomas of
Eureka Texas; son Bailey Austin White of Galveston Texas;
daughter Carolon Poe Moore and husband Shawn of Temple,
Texas; granddaughter Jodi Mees and husband Brian of Temple,
Texas; great-grandsons Connor and Cooper Mees;
great-granddaughter McKenna Mees and numerous nieces and
To honor and celebrate her life, Connie�s family has planned
a graveside service on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 1:00
Resthaven Memorial Park.
- Corley Funeral Home
by Diane Richards
- w/o Owen Mullenix;
d/o Virgil Claude Bailey & Bonnie Ree (Merrell) Bailey
Ruel Brook Hayes, Sr.
Jan. 21, 1904 - Dec. 27, 1959
Ruel B. Hayes Rites Tuesday
Funeral services for Ruel Brooks Hayes, 55, who died at his
home in the Angus community of a heart attack Sunday
morning, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.
The rites were conducted by Rev. W. W. Bryant. Burial was in
Born in Sheridan, Ark., he came to Frost community with his
family when two years of age and resided in that vicinity 25
years. He had made his home in Angus for the past several
years and was connected with his brother, Horace Hayes, in
the Hayes Mattress company.
Surviving are his wife of Angus; two sons, Ruel B. Hayes,
Jr., Pampa, and Johnny W. Hayes, Angus; four daughters, Mrs.
Theresa Myers, Galveston; Mrs. Peggy Morgan, Sunnydale,
Calif.; Mrs. Billie June Jones, Austin, and Miss Betty Ruth
Hayes, Angus; 10 grandchildren, two brothers, Harvey and
Horace Hayes, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Oscar
Bradham, Kermit, and Mrs. John Wooley, Henderson; a
sister-in-law, Mrs. Dorothy Hayes, Santa Ann, Calif.; and
Nephews were pallbearers.
Harvey Lee Hayes
Aug 11, 1892 - Jan 4, 1976
H. L. Hayes
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home
Chapel for Harvey L. Hayes, 84, resident of Corsicana, who died
Sunday at his residence in Corsicana.
The Rev. Uriah Stegman will officiate, and burial will be at
He was native of Arkansas, lived in Frost for a number of years,
was retired insurance salesman, a member of Odd Fellows, and a
steward in the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church.
Survivors include his widow of Corsicana, two daughters, Mrs.
Dorena Massey and Mrs. Alice Scoggins both of Corsicana; six
grandchildren, a great-grandchild, a brother, Horace Hayes of
Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. Lena Wooley of Turnertown.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
H. L. Hayes
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral
Chapel for Harvey L. Hayes, 84, who died Sunday at his home. The
Rev. Uriah Stegman and Rev. B. W. Johnson officiated.
Pallbearers were nephews, Herman Woolley, Ronnie Arnett, Don
Myers, Dug Bradham, Johnny Hayes and Bill Bergey.
Survivors include his widow, Two daughters, six grandchildren, a
great-grandchild, a brother and a sister.
Mar 10, 1924 - Mar 3, 2006
BEN H., Pioneering Dallas real estate developer, died
peacefully at his home on Friday morning, March 3. He
was 82. When Ben Carpenter went to war in 1942, he put
dirt from his father's ranch in between the soles of his
boots so that he would always be walking on Texas soil
no matter where he was in the world. That dogged loyalty
to his state, his family and his own convictions would
continue to define his life and career. Benjamin Howard
Gardner Carpenter was born to native Texans, John
William Carpenter and Flossie Belle Gardner in a still
standing house on Lexington Avenue in the Town of
Highland Park, Texas on March 10, 1924. Like his father,
Ben Carpenter was a visionary and a civic leader. During
his lifetime he was influential in the relocation of
numerous companies to the Dallas area, including the
world headquarters of Exxon Corporation, GTE,
Kimberly-Clark, Associates Investment Corporation, and
Caltex Petroleum. He is best known as the creator,
principal planner and developer of the 12,000 acre Las
Colinas multiple use real estate development in
northwestern Dallas County. In 1985, Carpenter received
the Urban Land Institute's top Award of Excellence for
the planning and development of Las Colinas, recognized
as "the best large scale real estate development in the
country" and which stated that "the project epitomizes
excellence in development through superior management,
an innovative approach, and adherence to continuing high
standards." He graduated with honors from Highland Park
High School in 1941 which recognized him in 1993 with a
Distinguished Alumnus Award. Carpenter interrupted his
education at age 18 for several years volunteering for
services in the United States Army. After the war,
Carpenter returned to the University of Texas graduating
in 1948. The School of Business Administration named
Carpenter an Outstanding Alumnus in 1967. In 1948, he
married Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Dupree who remained the
love of his life for fifty-eight years. During his
lifetime Ben Carpenter was involved in a variety of
business activities, primarily in the ranching, real
estate, and insurance industries. He was also involved
in a wide range of civic and public service endeavors.
Carpenter had always been an innovative builder. In
1959, long before the Las Colinas development commenced,
he oversaw the construction of the Southland Center
building in downtown Dallas which at the time was the
tallest building west of the Mississippi. He conceived
of and commissioned Rob Glen to create the Mustangs of
Las Colinas, a monumental equestrian sculpture at
Williams Square in Las Colinas. In 1988, the National
Sculpture Society presented Carpenter with a special
medal for the project, citing the close collaboration of
developer, architect, and sculptor. The Trinity River
was another lifelong concern for Ben Carpenter. When the
Trinity River Authority was created by the Texas
Legislature in 1955, Carpenter was named its first
president. He served on its Board of Directors for
eighteen years. Under his leadership the Authority
constructed numerous water reservoirs, water supply
projects, flood control projects, and pollution control
projects. Carpenter loved Texas and loved ranching,
operating horse and cattle ranches over a period of
fifty years in numerous Texas counties. He served as
President of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers
Association, as Vice President of the American National
Cattleman's Association, and as President of the
American Brahman Breeders Association. He was a longtime
member of the Board of Directors of the State Fair of
Texas and served for several years as Chairman of its
Livestock and Agriculture Committee. Carpenter also
served as Chairman of the Livestock Sanitary Commission,
a state government regulatory agency that preceded the
Texas Animal Health Commission. He organized and led
several Livestock Marketing Teams to Central and South
American countries for the Foreign Agricultural Service
of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Carpenter's love
for horses led him to join the cavalry, entering as a
private but later commissioned at age nineteen as the
youngest officer by The Cavalry School at Fort Riley,
Kansas in its history. His officer class was the last to
be graduated as Horse Officers; he served in the 29th
Cavalry at Camp Funston, Kansas as well as the Army's
last active horse mounted cavalry regiment, the 124th,
stationed for border patrol duty at Fort Brown, Texas.
Carpenter went overseas during World War II with the
124th Cavalry, which was reorganized and retrained as a
long range penetration mountain infantry unit in India,
later becoming part of the Mars Task Force operating
behind Japanese lines in northern Burma. He served in
two campaigns in Burma as a combat platoon leader and
was decorated with the Silver Star medal for bravery and
leadership. Following the Burma campaigns Carpenter was
transferred to the Chinese Combat Command, an American
unit attached to the Third Army Group of the Chinese
Nationalist Army. He served as Aide de Camp to the
commanding general of this unit during two campaigns in
western China. When the atomic bombs were dropped on
Japan, Carpenter was part of an advance American Chinese
group sent to Shanghai to negotiate the details of the
surrender of the Japanese forces on the mainland of
China and received a special citation for his service to
the Chinese Combat Command. Carpenter was active in the
life insurance industry from 1948 until 1984, during
which time he served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of
Southland Life Insurance Company and Nathan Hale Life
Insurance Company. In 1955, Carpenter was named one of
the Five Outstanding Young Men in Texas by the Texas
Junior Chamber of Commerce and in 1958 he received the
Distinguished Service Award for outstanding community
service by the Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce. In
1980, he received a Citation of Honor from the American
Institute of Architects in recognition of his services
in the promotion of better design of the community. In
1981, he was given the Construction Industry Leadership
Award by the Association of General Contractors and
received in 1983 the National Brotherhood and
Humanitarian Award by the National Conference of
Christians and Jews, and the Community Beautification
Award by Texas Woman's University. He was given the
Distinguished Salesperson of Dallas Award by the Sales
and Marketing Executives of Dallas and in 1984 the
Dallas Civic Garden Center presented him with its
prestigious Flora Award. In addition, Carpenter served
on the board of directors of numerous corporations
including the Kroger Company, Texas Power and Light,
National Finance Credit Corporation, GTE Southwest, and
Republic National Bank. He also served on the board of
directors of many community organizations including the
Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, the Dallas Citizens
Council, Childrens' Medical Center of Dallas,
Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, YMCA of Metropolitan
Dallas, Trinity Improvement Association, Southwestern
Legal Foundation, Texas Research Foundation, and Texas
Water Conservation Association. Over the years he served
as a Deacon, an Elder, and a Trustee in the Highland
Park Presbyterian Church and was an Elder Emeritus in
the Park Cities Presbyterian Church. Carpenter was
preceded in death by his beloved brother, John. He is
survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Betty Dupree
Carpenter; his sister, Carolyn Carpenter Williams of
Dallas; five children: a son, John W. Carpenter III of
Dallas; four daughters, Laura Carpenter of Austin;
Elizabeth Carpenter Frater of Dallas; Barbara Carpenter
Kendrick of Dallas; Ellen Carpenter Pace of Austin; and
nine grandchildren: Benjamin Carpenter II, Austin
Carpenter, Bonner Carpenter, Ryan Frater, Spencer
Kendrick, Will Kendrick, Katie Pace, Annie Pace, and
Virginia Pace. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to The Ben and Betty Carpenter Fund for Presbyterian
Hospital of Dallas, TX. A Family Graveside Service will
on Tuesday morning in Corisicana, Texas. Memorial
Services are 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at
Highland Park Presbyterian Church with Rev. Joseph F.
Ryan and Rev. Sherwood M. Strodel officiating. , Dignity
Memorial Sparkman Hillcrest 7405 W. Northwest Hwy.
Dallas (214) 363-5401
�Betty� (Dupree) Carpenter
Feb 2, 1927 - Mar 5, 2006
BETTY DUPREE Grace Personified Betty Dupree (Mrs. Ben
H.) Carpenter passed away on Sunday morning, March 5,
surrounded by her loving children. She was 79 years old.
Betty Carpenter was first and always a lady. Born
Elizabeth Ann Dupree on February 2, 1927 in Dallas,
Texas to Laura Gaston White Dupree and Leland Smith
Dupree, she was a loving daughter, wife, sister, mother,
grandmother and friend. Her understated elegance and
warmth touched all who knew her. Affectionately named
"Little Betty" by her mother, she attended Bradfield
Elementary School and graduated with honors from
Highland Park High School in 1944. She attended Mary
Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia for one year
before returning to Texas and receiving her Bachelor of
Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin in
1948. At the University of Texas, she met Ben Carpenter
who had just returned from World War II. For Ben
Carpenter, it was love at first sight; they were married
on June 18, 1948, a happy union that would endure
fifty-eight years, produced five children, and ended
this week with both their passing. A lover of books and
a voracious reader, Betty Carpenter returned to school
to study under Louise Cowen at the University of Dallas
from which she received a Master's Degree in Humanities.
Betty Carpenter's service will be remembered as an
officer and board member of the Junior League of Dallas,
the Dallas Woman's Club, the Dallas Gardens Club, the
Child Guidance Center of Dallas, the Irving Arts Board,
and the Irving Community Hospital. She also served as
member of the Board of Regents of Texas Woman's
University in Denton Texas. Her giving will be
remembered by the many charitable donations Betty and
her husband made throughout her life. Active in the
Presbyterian Church and a member first of the Highland
Park Presbyterian Church and a charter member of the
Park Cities Presbyterian Church, she and her husband
donated land for the establishment of two new
Presbyterian Churches, and provided funds for the
construction of the Carpenter Chapel at the Presbyterian
Hospital of Dallas. Betty and Ben Carpenter provided
land for the establishment of the Irving Arts Center,
which includes a 707-seat concert hall (Carpenter
Performance Hall) and a 253-seat theater (Dupree
Theater). They also gave the land for Irving Community
Hospital, and property on which the Las Colinas
Elementary School is located in Carrollton-Farmers
Branch School district. Gifts given by Betty and Ben
Carpenter established the Carpenter Family MBA Student
Leadership Center and Carpenter Family MBA Student
Leadership Endowment at the University of Texas and the
Ben H. and Betty Dupree Carpenter Endowment for
Cardiovascular Research at the Heart, Lung & Vascular
Clinical Center of Excellence at St. Paul Hospital of
Dallas. They also were generous contributors to the
Capital Campaign at Providence Christian School of
Texas. Betty Carpenter was preceded in death by her
loving husband of 58 years, Ben. She is survived by her
sister, Laura Jean Holland of Dallas; five children: a
son, John W. Carpenter III of Dallas; four daughters,
Laura Carpenter of Austin; Elizabeth Carpenter Frater of
Dallas; Barbara Carpenter Kendrick of Dallas, Ellen
Carpenter Pace of Austin; and nine grandchildren:
Benjamin Carpenter II, Austin Carpenter, Bonner
Carpenter, Ryan Frater, Spencer Kendrick, Will Kendrick,
Katie Pace, Annie Pace, and Virginia Pace. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the Ben and Betty
Carpenter Memorial Fund for Presbyterian Hospital of
Dallas. A family gravesite service will be on Tuesday
morning in Corsicana, Texas. A memorial service
concurrent with that of her beloved husband, Ben, will
be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at the Highland
Park Presbyterian Church with Rev. Joseph F. Ryan and
Rev. Sherwood M. Strodel officiating. Dignity Memorial
Sparkman Hillcrest 7405 W. Northwest Hwy. Dallas (214)
Patsy Ruth (Edwards)
Jan 7, 1934 - May 27, 2020
Ruth Franklin, 86 of Corsicana was a loving wife,
mother, grandmother and friend. She was a housewife and
a great cook, especially her "fried tators and red
beans" Fred T's favorite. They always had a huge garden
and she canned all she could, which was a lot.
She loved spending time with her family. When the
grandkids came along you could always find them spending
the night or the weekend.
She was always ready for a road trip, two wheels or four
it didn't matter. Riding in the pasture or down a
country road with the grandkids was her joy. She was a
cool "Moped Moma".
Other road trips were many miles with Fred T., either
riding with him while he was working or our family
vacations. She cherished our family vacations,
especially to Galveston.
Another road trip she loved was going to Hettie's in Hot
Springs, Arkansas. When she couldn't go anymore she was
always with us in our hearts. We always called her when
we went through Gummy Springs (that's another story).
On May 27, 2020 at the age of 86 she made her final road
trip, the destination was her Heavenly Home. All of her
trust and strength here on earth was from her Lord and
Savior. Now she is resting at His feet forever. She will
truly be missed everyday. Until we see you again.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and
Bernice Clapper Edwards; her husband Fred T. Franklin
and grandson, Bryan Franklin.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law;
Charles and Carole Franklin and Travis and Brigitte
Franklin; grandchildren, Robin Callahan, Jason Franklin
and wife Mary, Justin Franklin and wife Michelle and
Erika Franklin Stearman; great grandchildren, Morgan
Evans and husband Brad, Wyatt Callahan, Micha Franklin,
Kacee Franklin, Madison Franklin, Rylan Franklin, Mason
Franklin, Michelle Franklin, Logan Franklin, Sara
Bresnahan, Danielle Bresnahan, Cortney Cothren and
husband Nelson; great great grandchildren, Kayden Evans,
Brody Evans, Bryson Evans, Koda Cothren and Easton
Visitation will be Friday, May 29, 2020 from 6:00pm -
8:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service
will be 10:00am Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Burial will follow at
cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charles Franklin, Jason
Franklin, Justin Franklin, Wes Meredith, Wyatt Callahan,
David Brown, Steven Brown, and Eric Krantz.
- Griffin Roughton Funeral
by Diane Richards
- w/o Fred Travis
Franklin; d/o Henry Franklin Edwards & Bernice A. (Clapper)
Hugh Jefferson Steele
Apr 10, 1884 - Nov 21, 1958
Hold Services For H. J. Steele
Funeral services for H. J. Steele, 74, retired farmer, who died
at his home in Streetman Friday were held Saturday at 2 p.m.
from the First Baptist church in Streetman. Burial was in the
The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the
Unity Baptist church here, assisted by Rev. Cecil Thompson,
pastor of the church.
Surviving are his wife of Streetman; two sons, H. W. Steele,
Streetman and Horace Steele, Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs.
Jack Brooks, Palestine; Mrs. T. K. Sherrard, Greggton, and Mrs.
Charles Hodge, Del Metia, Texas; three grandchildren; two
brothers, Andrew G. Steele, Abilene, and Claud Steele, Bronson,
Mo., and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Dick Steele, Andrew Lee Steele, Merle Anderson,
Hallie Rash, Clark CuBose, Morris McCain, Frank Colemand and
Gertrude Ellen (White)
Mar 30, 1890 - Oct 3, 1960
Mrs. Steele Rites Tuesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Steele, 70, of Streetman, who
died at the Twilight Home Monday at noon, were held Tuesday at
2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Price Matheison, pastor, and
Rev. Leonard Lee, Baptist minister. Burial was in the
Mrs. Steele was a member of the Midway Baptist church.
Surviving are two sons, Hugh White Steele, Streetman, and Horace
Steele, Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. T. K. Sherrard, Freer;
Mrs. Jack Brooks, Palestine, and Mrs. Charles Hodge, Delmita; 10
grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, four brothers, Bob,
Horace and Leck White, all of Ardmore, Okla.; and Paul White,
Houston; a married sister of Arkansas, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were C. F. DuBose, Andrew L. Steele, Clark DuBose,
Hallie Rash, Grover Cross and Dick Steele.
Oscar Berry Dean
Mar 2, 1877 - Jul 13, 1959
O. B. Dean Dies Monday Night
DAWSON, July 14�(Spl.)�Funeral services will be held from the
First Baptist church here at 10 a.m. Wednesday for O. B. Dean,
82, who died at 10 p.m. Monday.
Dean was born in Mississippi but was a resident of this area for
Officiating will be Rev. Berl Pedigo of Fort Worth; Rev. Fred
Chapman, pastor of the Baptist church and Rev. Robert W.
Sanders, pastor of the Methodist church.
Burial will be in the
Survivors include his wife, of Dawson; and two sons, Horace
Dean, San Marcos, and Milton Dean, Big Spring, and other
Wolfe Funeral Home is directing.
Odell Cavitt Dean
Nov 5, 1910 - abt. Mar 1943
Enlists in Navy.
Odell Dean of Dawson, employee in the AAA offices at the
courthouse for the past several years, has enlisted in the naval
reserve and is awaiting orders to report.
DAWSON YOUTH IS REPORTED MISSING IN ACTION BY NAVY
Odell Dean, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Dean of Dawson is missing
in action, a telegram received Thursday night by the parents
from the navy department revealed.
The telegram stated that the Navy Department regretted to inform
the parents that Odell Cavitt Dean, Signalman third class, USNR,
�was missing following action in the performance of his duty and
in the service of his country.: details are not available at the
Dean enlisted in the navy during the spring of 1942. He had been
employed at the Navarro county AAA offices for some time before
entering the navy. Dean is a nephew of J. Floyd Smith of
Harold Eugene Bankston
Jul 31, 1910 - Aug 27, 1959
H. E. Bankston Dies In Waco
Funeral services for Harold Eugene Bankston, 49, who died
Thursday in a Waco hospital, will be held at the Connally Chapel
in Waco Saturday at 10 a.m. with burial in the
Dawson cemetery. He
was a native of Navarro county.
Bankston, a machine operator at the General Tire and Rubber
plant in Waco, had resided in Waco 12 years.
Surviving are his mother, a brother, J. W. Bankston, both of
Waco; two sisters, Mrs. Lois Hudson, Leroy, and Mrs. Nell Brock,
Jan 27, 1886 - May 7 1970
J. L. Carpenter Dies in Garland
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Cecil
Williams Funeral Home in Garland for John L. Carpenter, 84, who
died in a Garland Hospital. Graveside rites will be held Monday
at 2 p.m. at Modrell Cemetery
on N. 22nd St. in Corsicana. The Revs. Earl Rogers and Roy
Carpenter will officiate.
He is survived by a son, Albert Carpenter of McKinney; a
daughter, Mrs. Jessie Pearl Martin of Archer City; two
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one
great-great-grandson; a brothers, L. L. Carpenter of Mesquite;
and a sister, Mrs. Katie Williams, also of Mesquite.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., May 10, 1970
- Submitted by
h/o Callie (Edward) Carpenter; s/o Nathan Benjamin �Ben�
Carpenter & Emma (McKee) Carpenter buried in Oakwood
Nolan Wade Grubbs
Nov 21, 1921 - Oct 24, 2020
W. Grubbs, 98, formerly of Kerens, passed away Saturday,
October 24, 2020 at Blue Bonnett Nursing Home in Ennis.
Mr. Grubbs was born November 21, 1921 in Terrell, Texas to
Cornelius & Lnora Adams Grubbs.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Virgie Pitts
Grubbs and daughter, Linda Dudley.
Survivors include his daughters, Sandra White & husband Mack
of Athens and Elaine Holt of Ennis; 18 grandchildren.
will be 10 a.m. Thursday, October 28, 2020 in the
Cemetery with Bro. Wes Johnson officiating.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.
Lou Ann (Horn) Price
Mar 14, 1934 - Jul 12, 2020
is a journey and death a destination and on July 12, 2020
Lou Ann's journey came to an end. She is now at rest in
God's hands. Her soul is forever in His keeping and she is
She was born March 14, 1934, in Kerens, Texas to Tommy Lou
(Mayo) Horn and Robert Kenneth Horn.
Lou Ann and her husband, Carter grew up in Kerens and we're
married Kaufman county courthouse during thanksgiving break
on November 29, 1952. They were 18 and 19 respectively and
maybe a little impetuous but their love stayed true for 64
Lou Ann gave birth to three daughters Juliana in 1954,
Ginger in 1955, and Angela in 1962.
In 1964 Lou Ann and Carter moved to Fayetteville Arkansas
with their three young daughters. Carter was a Professor of
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at the University
of Arkansas. It was a perfect place to raise their young
family they and were active in their community. The key to
Lou Ann's happiness was to stay busy so she was always
finding projects at home or in the community to help with.
In 1972 Lou Ann completed her education at the University of
Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education
majoring in Social Studies & Library Science, and in 1977
she received a Master of Education majoring in Instructional
Resource Education also from the University of Arkansas.
Lou Ann started working in 1971 at Springdale High School as
a part-time history teacher and full-time Librarian. She
loved teaching and worked in the same position, at the same
school and with the same person, Ms. Jo Bennett, for 23
years until her retirement in 1994.
In 1979, Carter was offered the opportunity to work abroad
From 1980 until his retirement from the University of
Arkansas in 1996 Carter lived around the globe in the
Philippines, Egypt, Bulgaria, Moldova, Indonesia, and
Bolivia. The best part was Lou Ann was able to go with him
for as much as a year at a time and though neither Carter
nor Lou Ann spoke any language other English that didn't
stop them from making life long friends everywhere they
lived. Lou Ann had several key traits that made people
instantly want to know her. Her attractive red hair which
always required the search for a good hairdresser. The other
was her cute disposition, spicy little personality and a
quick wit it's what made her so special and fun to be around
and she never took herself too seriously.
Lou Ann loved her life in Fayetteville but, shortly after
retiring they decided to move to San Antonio, Texas to be
closer to their grand children.
As soon as they arrived in San Antonio Lou Ann got busy
joining a gym and participating in water aerobics and fit
for life classes, volunteering at her grandchildren's
schools in the library. Lou Ann and Carter joined Trinity
Baptist Church because of their wonderful Sunday school
class. It was a way for her and Carter an instant group of
friends. She also loved making and delivering dozens of
blankets every year for the kids to the San Antonio
Children's Shelter. But the reason for moving to San Antonio
was the joy of her life her two grandchildren. Mama Lou, as
she was affectionately known by everybody, attended
gymnastics practices and meets, swim meets and swim
practices, piano recitals, dance recitals, band concerts,
cheerleading composition, choir concerts, basketball, soccer
games and took them on trips, cooked any meal they wanted
and even taught her granddaughter to sew.
She was preceded in death by her husband and best friend,
Carter in 2016. She is also preceded in death by her
parents, her first grandson, William Joseph Rubin who died
of cancer at age 4.
Lou Ann is survived by her sister Martha "Sue" &
brother-in-law Sam Howard of Blum, her sister-in-law Jeanne
Price Haygood of College Station; daughter, Juliana Price of
Fayetteville, Arkansas, daughter Ginger Price of Dallas,
daughter Angela & son-in-law Steve Rubin of San Antonio,
grandchildren, Kathleen Carter Rubin & husband Justin
Davidson of Austin and Alexander Price Rubin Lieutenant in
the US Navy and for now of Charleston, SC, her beloved
nephews and nieces, William Willson Price & wife Marsh of
Mathews, NC, Mary Sydney Price of Los Angeles, CA, Patty
Price Griffin & husband Jim of Houston, Matt Price & wife
Ellen of Austin, Kyle Price & wife Mary Beth of Arlington,
James Robert Howard of Blum, William Kirk Howard & wife
Karen of Blum, John Paul Howard & wife Crystal of Blum, and
five great-nieces and five great-nephews.
Lou Ann's Visitation will be Saturday, November 21, 2020,
from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kerens First Baptist Church
with funeral service beginning at 2 p.m. Danny Sandifer will
officiate and burial will follow in the
Kerens Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to a charity of your
choice or the ones listed below that were some of Lou Anns
Due to the current pandemic, Covid-19 Rules & Social
Distancing will be observed. If you are unable to attend,
please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. A
register book will be available Friday, November 20, 2020, 9
a.m. to 7 p.m. at Paschal Funeral Home for those who are
unable to attend Saturday's service.
Also, the family would like to thank Lorena Salazar, the
administration and staff of Franklin Park Alamo Heights'
memory care, the Forum at Lincoln Heights, Skilled Nursing,
and gratitude to Lou Ann's caregivers, for their genuine
love and attention to great care. The family also thanks
Kindred Hospice and RN Arlene Kasperkhan, LVN Selsa Bost,
and Chaplin Evan Hierholzer for their care.
Donation can be made to;
St. Judes Children's Research Hospital
Donate by check: Mail check and this form to 501 St. Jude
Place, Memphis, TN 3810 Or online at stjude.org, or
The Children's Shelter of San Antonio Donate by mail
2939 W. Woodlawn San Antonio, Texas 78228 Or online at
Bonnie Marie (Mansel)
Jun 2, 1944 - May 23, 2021
Marie Mansel Copeland was born on June 2, 1944 and passed
away on May 23, 2021.
Bonnie is survived by her daughters, Sheila Simington (Jay)
of Purdon and Diane Kormos (Russell Warren) of Corsicana;
sons, Vernon Copeland of White Settlement and Virgil
Copeland (Dana Hawthorne) of Hubbard; grandchildren,
Kalleigh Hinojos, Kelsey Simington, Krysty Copeland,
Courtney Edgecombe (Zachary), Macayla Kormos, Brandon-Joe
Copeland, Tacie Copeland, Brittany Copeland and Maegan
Waddell (Steven); ten great grandchildren; her sisters,
Maggie Stephens, Betty Lou (Jackie) Walker and Sylvia
Manning all of Bellmead; her brothers, Johnny Mansel of Waco
and Bill Mansel of Cleburne and her many nieces and nephews.
Bonnie is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Odell
Copeland; her parents, Enoch and Roda Mae Mansel; her
siblings, Joe Mansel, Robert Mansel, Walter Mansel, Annie
Elizabeth Mansel Mahan and LD Mansel; her grandson, Cody
Odell Copeland and her great granddaughter, Lilly R.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 27th from 6-8 p.m. at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 1
p.m. Friday, May 28, 2021 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
with Bro Eric Larsen officiating. Burial will follow at
Liberty Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Corsicana Daily Sun
- Mon., May 24, 2021
- Submitted by
- w/o Richard Odell
Copeland; d/o Enoch Mansel & Roda Mae (Morris) Mansel
(buried in Cobb Cem., Groesbeck, Limestone Co., TX)
Frank Ray "Frankie"
Apr 28, 1925 - Apr 23, 2021
Ray Edmiaston (Frankie) of Corsicana, TX passed away
peacefully at home on April 23, 2021. Frank was born on
April 28, 1925 in Hollis, OK to Fannie and Homer Edmiaston.
Frank proudly served our country in the US Army during WWII.
He was honored with a Purple Heart, Oak Leaf Cluster, three
Bronze Stars, and several other recognitions of service. His
stories from the war and life after were very entertaining
to those close to him. Frank's later years saw him live a
calm and easy life. If you didn't find him sitting on the
porch enjoying the company of neighbors or the local
squirrels, he would be in front of the television watching
his old westerns, wheel of fortune, and never missing
Frank was preceded in death by his father Homer, mother
Fannie, brothers Alvin, Brent, Troy, and Virgil, sisters
Lilly, Pauline, Myrtle, and daughter Donna Parsons. He is
survived by his sister Georgia Camp of Altus, OK,
granddaughter, caregiver, and biggest advocate Shannon
Wilkins and husband Mike of Corsicana, TX, grandson Tracey
Mooneyhan and wife Jeanette of Canton, TX,
great-grandchildren Taylor Wilkins and wife Alexa of
Annapolis, MD, Matthew Wilkins and wife Demi of
Jacksonville, TX, and Emily Wilkins of Corsicana, TX, long
time neighbor and friend Linda Schaffer of Corsicana, TX,
and his newest story listening buddy Mason Avery of
Visitation will be 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2021
at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be
2 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Feb 23, 1938 - May 5, 2021
Charles Johnson, 83, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, May 5,
2021 at his residence. Per family request, Charles will be
cremated and no services are planned at this time. Please visit
www.corleyfuneralhome.com for Charles' complete life story.
Charles Johnson passed away May 5, 2021, at the age of 83.
Charles was born February 23, 1938 in Corsicana to R.B. �Buck�
Johnson and Gary Frances Nutt. Growing up with his siblings
David Pierce, Gary Lynn Pierce, James Johnson, Hugh Johnson,
Carolyn Johnson, Marie Johnson, and Becky Johnson, Charles spent
the school years in Corsicana and summers in Mildred. He
graduated from Corsicana High School.
After graduating, Charles served our country in the Navy on the
USS Hector, where he worked in communications. He continued in
this field after leaving the service, working as a
telecommunications installer. He loved this, as it allowed him
to travel the world, seeing Kuwait, Bolivia, and throughout the
Charles met his future bride, Shirley Shofner in the telephone
office where she worked. They were married a few months later in
her parents� home in Bardwell, Texas on December 28, 1962. They
had one daughter, Charlotte Wills. Family was very important to
Charles, and holidays were always spent with the family
gathering at his house.
Charles had a very dry sense of humor, and was very specific on
how things should be done. In his free time, Charles enjoyed
prairie dog hunts with friends and was a member of the Terrell
Shooting Club. He also enjoyed taking pictures. He loved pizza,
lobster, and shrimp.
Charles leaves behind his wife Shirley Johnson; his daughter and
son-in-law Charlotte and Dave Wills; his grandson Aaron; his
brothers Hugh and James; and his sisters Carolyn, Marie, and
Becky. No services are planned at this time.
Corley Funeral Home
Apr 3, 1949 - Apr 24, 2021
Saturday April 24, 2021, Sandra Stallings, the loving mother
and grandmother passed away at the young age of 72.
Sandra was born on April 3, 1949 in Corsicana, Texas and
there she was raised. Sandra was married to Louis Stallings
on January 8,1967. Sandra was a proud mother to children
Kenneth Stallings, Louis Stallings Jr. and Michelle Easley.
Sandra was also the proud grandmother to Nicky Milligan,
Kensley Blue, Brittany Leerskov, Kenny Stallings, Cole
Stallings, and Logan Stallings. Sandra was also the great
grandmother to many beautiful great grandchildren Ethan
Blue, Kaylee Williams, Braden Blue, Brynlee Williams, Jayden
Milligan, Addilyn Leerskov and Mia Campbell. She was a proud
mother in law to Sherri Montfort and Julie Stallings.
Although her son and daughter in law divorced Sandra took
pride in still keeping Esther Avery close to her heart and
loved her like a daughter.
Sandra loved to cook, cooking was her love language. She
would spend hours upon hours standing in front of the stove
in the kitchen making the family food. She always wanted to
make sure everyone's bellies were full. She took lots of
pride in her famous tamales and tortillas she made. Everyone
always knew holidays meant tamales. Sandra also had a love
for the out doors and had a green thumb. She loved having a
garden and loved planting flowers. The yellow rose was her
favorite flower. Sandra loved the movie Urban Cowboy and the
theme song "lookin for love". She also had a love for John
No matter where Sandra was she had an infectious smile and
was just blessed to be there and be part of whatever it was
she was attending. Her kind heart just drew people to her.
She never judged a book by its cover and loved the person
for who they were flaws and all. Sandra was compassionate
about anything she did and the main thing was her family.
Family meant everything to her and her main goal was to
always make sure the family was all okay.
Sandra will deeply be missed by all.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 6 p.m. - 8
p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Mary Elizabeth (Graham)
Apr 28, 1942 - Apr 6, 2021
- April 28, 1942 in Corsicana, TX
Departed - April 6, 2021 in Dallas, TX
She is preceded in death by her parents Edward Eugene Graham
and Cynthia Ann Taylor Graham, cherished Brothers Robert
Edward Graham and George Frederick Graham, grandfather Fred
Taylor and beloved grandmother Robert "Nannie" Taylor, great
aunt Mollie Blackmon, grandparents Lula Vivian Wigley Graham
and George Edward Graham Jr., uncle John Taylor Sr., uncle
Don Carter, aunt Vivian Graham Green and uncle Darwin Green,
cousin Darelle Sheets and step- mother Dorothy O' Connell.
Elizabeth is survived by her beloved husband Kallol
Chatterjee, daughter Margaret Rebecca McClary, daughter Gina
Maya Iyer and husband Ram, and son Rohit Chatterjee and wife
Mona. Grandchildren Jacqualine Boyd and husband Timothy
Mercer, Michael Graham Boyd and wife Dulce, Mollie Beth
Griffin and husband Shimar, Raghav and Tara Iyer and Varun
Chatterjee. Great-Grandchildren Elijah Lueders, Peyton Volel
and Elijah Griffin. Sister Rebecca Graham Lawless and
husband Hal of Corsicana and brother David Graham of Santa
Cruz, CA. Nieces Lacy Patterson Smyth and husband Brady of
Pearland, Erika Taylor Jolley and husband Leo of Tucson, Az.
Nephews John Sparks and wife Paula of Knoxville, Tn.,
Christopher Landrum and wife Cheryl of Whitney, and Joe
Sparks and wife Amy of Fayateville, NC. Cousins Aime and
husband Mark Laskowski of The Woodlands, John Taylor Jr. and
wife Belinda of Corsicana, Margo Walsh and husband Ken of
Grandbury, Danny Atkinson and wife Diane of Seattle, Wa.,
Barbara and Brock Borah of Burbank, Ca., step- mother Joyce
Graham of Corsicana and step- father Bryan O' Connell of
Upon graduating from The University of Texas at Dallas Liz
began her professional career with Republic National Bank of
Dallas, rising to the position of Vice President. After
leaving the bank she launched a very successful consulting
company wherein she specialized in due- from banking
relationships in bank mergers in the U.S. and Scotland. She
was considered in her field to be one of the Top 10 experts
in the world.
Liz loved to read all kinds of literature, but especially
the works of Southern authors, and Eudora Welty's short
stories and Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' were among
her favorites. She loved the morning paper and the crossword
puzzle was never left incomplete. She was also an avid
gardener and an accomplished cook, and was equally at home
preparing a down- home Southern meal or a multi- course
She enjoyed attending her Corsicana High School "Senior '60"
Class Reunions, maintained many close friendships with her
Corsicana schoolmates and will be sorely missed by them all,
especially life- long friend Dianne West Short.
She was a devoted genealogist and contributed a lasting
legacy of knowledge for generations to come. She was a
passionate lover of animals and her fur babies, Noel, Sheba,
Tojo and Bella are wondering what happened.
Yearly Easter gatherings at her home in Dallas began a
family tradition which spanned five generations. Liz loved
providing this gift of fellowship for her family, friends
and neighbors, who could always look forward to a
scrumptious meal and a large Easter- egg hunt for the
children. These gatherings will continue in years to come as
a celebration of her love for family and friends.
Elizabeth was a deeply spiritual person; her beliefs were
inclusive and borrowed from most of the world's great
religions, but her core beliefs centered on the Buddhist
traditions. She had an overwhelming compassion for others
and a strong sense of social justice.
Her loved ones grieve her passing but know she's now in good
"I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the
Humane Society of Navarro County
PO Box 1734
Corsicana, TX 75151
A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.
Interested parties may inquire at
Georgia Ann (Lewis) Dunn
abt 1949 - Apr 16, 2021
Georgia Ann Lewis Dunn, 72, of Corsicana, Tx. passed away on
April 16, 2021 in Plano, Tx. Funeral will be held on April 24,
2021 at First Independent B.C. in Corsicana at 1 p.m. Viewiing
will be on Friday April 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at
Emanuel Funeral Home of Corsicana.
Miriam Ruth (Lucas)
Nov 6, 1938 - Mar 31, 1993
was born Miriam Ruth Lucas in Nashville, Tennessee. We
called her Mom, Mother, cook, yo, and a few other endearing
names. She graciously responded to them always with a smile.
She grew up around Illinois, Kentucky, Texas and Tennessee.
Graduated from Corsicana High School in Corsicana Texas and
entered the ministry in the Salvation Army. It was the
Salvation Army that brought my father and mother together.
Mom was the daughter of Cecil Lucas and Fern Ormsby Lucas
Paulk. She had a brother, the late Robert Wayne Lucas, and
two sisters the late Rita Jean Campbell and Mary Lorine
Costello of Tampa, FL.
At her passing she did volunteer work at the Senior Citizen
Center in Elizabethton, Tennessee and worked for the
Salvation Army as a domestic violence counselor in the
shelter. She loved people, never meeting a stranger.
She was a quiet, somewhat reserved, person - quietly doing
what she did best. At her funeral the family was overwhelmed
at how many people's lives she had touched. My father, who
knew almost everyone, commented on how many he didn't know.
But, that was my Mom. She saw, she touched lives, she moved
on, never making it about herself. It was about the other
She carried in her wallet, a piece of paper. I don't know
how long, but I know it was from her SA days. The first
letters form her name.
Highest heaven because
Love is ours and is
Mom was taken from us too soon and she will forever be
missed and the world will be less without her.
She left behind a husband, Robert Kenneth Gilliam, a
daughter, Jacinda Althea and two sons - Timothy Shane and
Ricky Glen "Big O" Owens
Apr 29, 1959 - Apr 25, 2021
"Big O" Owens, 61, of Kerens, passed away Sunday, April 25th
after battling a short-term illness. Ricky was born on April
29th, 1959 to Vencie Upchurch-Roberson & Glenn Owens. In
1981, he married the love of his life Melinda Kay, who
proceeded him in death in 1997.Together, they had 3
children. Big O's passion was driving 18 wheelers & playing
his guitar. As he got older, he found joy in writing poems.
There was never a dual moment with Big O, he would always
keep you laughing.
Proceeding him in death was his wife, Melinda Kay Owens, his
son, Ricky Dale Owens, & his father, Glenn Owens.
Those left to cherish his memory is his loving mother,
Vencie Upchurch-Roberson; his significant other, Polly
Cotten; daughter, Ashley Daniels & husband Ray Jr; daughter,
Amanda Owens; Sisters, Janie Martin, Teena Owens and Sandy
Owens;one brother, Donnie Owens & wife Dee Ann. He also
leaves behind his beloved grandchildren, Tray & Khloe
Daniels along with 1 niece & 4 nephews & several great
nieces & nephews.
Visitation will be held at Paschal Funeral Home, in Kerens
TX on Thursday April 29th from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at Bazette Baptist Church on
Friday April 30th at 1 p.m., with Pastor Frank Upchurch
officiating & Pastor W.R. Daniels presiding the Eulogy.
Burial will follow at the
Big O will be deeply missed by his friends, family, & all
who knew him.
William Martin "Marty"
Oct 30, 1946 - Apr 25, 2021
Martin Phillips, Marty, was the 3rd of 5 children born to
Bonard and Ann Phillips on October 30th, 1946 in Hickory,
North Carolina. With five children in a small house, Marty
and his siblings � Jimmy, Judy, Elizabeth, and Jill - spent
many days playing outside, playing sports, and building
close bonds with each other and the neighborhood kids. Their
parents worked hard to provide for their family as a handy
man and school cafeteria manager. They also encouraged their
children to be involved in music and church. Marty and his
siblings took piano lessons, sang in choirs, and attended
Penelope Baptist Church together as a family. Ann continued
the music tradition with her grandchildren, giving each of
them a piggy bank at birth with money for their first piano
lesson inside. The family bonds built during childhood
lasted throughout their lives as Marty remained close with
his siblings. Reunions and family gatherings often turned
into choir practice around the piano or caroling in 4-part
harmony for the neighbors at Christmas interspersed with
reminiscing about the trouble they caused as children. As
the stories go, Marty was particularly good at stirring up
trouble; often convincing his younger sisters, Jill and
Elizabeth, to do something they shouldn�t. Luckily for them,
Ann was too smart for him and it was Marty that usually got
the spankings. It still remains a mystery that Ann or Jimmy
never learned the story of when Marty took Jimmy�s first car
and drove it around the neighborhood until it ran out of gas
but somehow coasted it back into the garage without being
After graduating from Hickory High School in 1965, Marty
attended Gardner Webb College and Mars Hill University,
graduating with a degree in Music Education and Voice in
1969. Marty told many stories of his college years and how
excited he was to see the world and try new things. He tried
new foods, learned to play tennis, and made the college
track team allowing him to travel to other colleges for
track meets. Marty always tried to learn and experience new
things. He went back to college to earn a Master�s degree in
Education from Columbia College in 2004, writing his Thesis
on the use of humor in the music classroom. Marty�s career
and life�s work drew from his roots as he was a Church Music
Minister for the Baptist Church for 41 years, with his
longest stay at West Gantt First Baptist Church in
Greenville, South Carolina, and a Music Educator for 30
years in Middle School and High School band and choir
programs. He finished his career in Elementary Music. Marty
always said he was finally promoted to Elementary School as
it became his favorite, working at Summit Drive Elementary
School with children for 15 years.
Marty met Judy Lynn Hopper in the spring 1970 at Chase High
School, where he was a first-year teacher and she was a
Senior; however, they have always maintained that they did
not start dating until after Judy graduated. They were
married on December 16th, 1972 at Henrietta First Baptist
Church in Henrietta, North Carolina. Marty and Judy were
married 48 years at his passing and had one son, Jeremy
Phillips born in 1975. They resided much of their married
life in Greenville, South Carolina but on retirement moved
to Corsicana, Texas fulfilling Marty�s dream to live on the
lake and to be closer to their granddaughter, Chloe
Marty was active and full of life and energy inspired by a
love of family, music, and church. He never met a stranger,
was kind and encouraging to everyone he met, and enjoyed
telling stories and jokes to make people laugh. He never
backed down from a challenge and always kept a can-do
attitude, especially when it came to fixing things. Like
many of us, some of these things would often end up worse
off than when they started but perhaps now he will finally
become the handyman he always wanted to be. He enjoyed
playing a fun game, especially when he won. He loved to
travel, be out in nature, go boating, and look for wildlife.
He loved teaching kids to fish and letting them drive the
boat but for some reason he was much more willing to take
the fish off the hook for his grandchildren than he was for
Jeremy. In his younger days he could be seen skiing past the
dock with the rope between his knees waving his arms in the
air (he was a bit of a showboat). As the years passed, he
enjoyed sitting on the porch watching the birds and telling
us all the different types of ducks on the pond or walking
the neighborhood watching for deer and naming the ones he
saw often. We will miss the funny animal pictures he would
find on his iPad and show us for a laugh. Most of all we
will miss his love, his support, his energy, and his
Marty is survived by his loving wife Judy Phillips, his son
Jeremy Phillips and son-in-law Mickey Howell, his sister
Jill Lafone, his Granddaughter Chloe Phillips, and his
chosen grandchildren Taylor, Paul, Ashleigh, and Kaitlynn
Wolfer-Stephens. He was predeceased by his parents Bonard
and Ann Phillips, and his siblings Jimmy Phillips, Judy
Coble, and Elizabeth Fisher.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Mildred
Baptist Church Building Fund, attn Marty Phillips Memorial
To honor Marty's life, his family has planned a visitation
on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 5 o'clock in the evening at
Corley Funeral Home. A celebration of life will follow at 6
o'clock in the Magnolia Chapel of Corley Funeral Home with
Pastor Jonathan Cobb officiating.
Corley Funeral Home
Marty Phillips, 74, of
Corsicana passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Navarro Regional
Hospital. To honor Marty's life, his family has planned a
visitation on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 5 p.m. at Corley Funeral
Home followed by a Celebration of Life at 6 p.m.
Mary Alice (Turner) Wilson
died Apr 13, 2021
Alice Wilson passed away after a long illness April 13, 2021
at Epic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She is preceded
in death by parents, Lee D. Turner and Orell Turner, brother
Joe L. Turner, son Bobby J. Wilson Jr. and granddaughter
Francesca N. Wilson.
Viewing 1pm-6pm Wednesday April 21, 2021 at Ross and Johnson
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday April 22 at Mt.
Olive Baptist Church.
Interment will follow at
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary
Jun 26, 1936 - May 8, 2021
Christine Jock born June 26, 1936 in Eureka, Texas went to
Heaven on May 8, 2021.
Visitation with the family of Christine Jock will be
Wednesday evening from 6-8pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral
Home. Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, May 13,
2021 at 2pm in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Burial will follow at
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Christine was loved and adored by many friends and family.
She was known for her love of garage sales but loved her
family most of all.
After Christine graduated Mildred High School she went to work for Dr. Pepper Bottling Company. Later she worked at
Collin Street Bakery as a secretary. When she married Clyde Jock she became a homemaker for many years. She later went
to work at Corsicana Bedding where she later retired.
Christine is preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Jock;
her parents, Judston and Myrtle Robinson; grandson, Brycen Jock; son-in-law, Sam Gordon; sisters, Margaret Lamb,
Dorothy Perry, Ruby Boyte and Mildred Young. She is survived by her children, David Jock and wife Gina, Robin Ferguson
and husband Steve, Janice McDonald, Randy Jock and wife Michelle and Rodney Jock and wife Sharon. Brother and
sister-in-law, Harvey Robinson and wife Peggy; sister-in-law, Vicki Jock and numerous grandchildren, great
grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
She will be truly missed by so many.
- Griffin-Roughon Funeral Home
- w/o Clyde Jock; d/o
Judston Franklin Robinson & Myrtle Evie (Coker) Robinson
"Gabe" Michaels, Sr.
Jun 13, 1895 - Feb 18, 1959
Gabe Michaels Dies Wednesday
Gabe A. Michaels, 63, Precinct 3 road maintainer operator, died Wednesday afternoon in the Navarro Clinic. He had been ill about
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the First Baptist church in Dawson with burial in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jim Baggett, pastor, and Rev. W. L. Milner, pastor of the First Methodist church in
Surviving are his wife of Dawson; a son Gabe Allen Michaels, Jr., U. S. Army in Germany; two daughters, Mrs. Juanita Goff,
Marlin, and Mrs. Martha Fay Clark, Dawson; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. F. E. Gardner, Dawson; Mrs. Luther Harrison,
Price, and Mrs. Joe Matechek, Marshall, four brothers, L. A. Michaels, Italy; Jack Michaels, Galveston; Bob Michaels, Mexia,
and Charlie Michaels, Eureka; and a number of other relatives.
Wolfe Funeral Home directs.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Feb 19, 1959
- Submitted by
- 1st wife Willie Mae
(Jones) Michaels married 1918 2nd wife Blossum (Sykes)
Michaels; s/o James Alexander Michaels & Annie Beth (Beard)
Ada Florenda Flint, Miss
May 10, 1881 - Oct 13, 1965
Miss Ada Flint Rites Thursday
DAWSON, Oct. 14 (Spl) Miss Ada Florenda Flint, 84, native of
Mississippi, but resident of this community 73 years, died
Wednesday in Memorial hospital in Corsicana.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the First
Methodist church with burial in the
The rites were conducted by Rev. Sam Mohundro, pastor.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. O. M. Gallman, Italy; several
nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Eubanks Funeral Home directed.
Elizabeth (Lawrence) Flint
Sep 7, 1883 - Sep 2, 1937
MOTHER CORSICANA WOMAN DIED NEAR DAWSON THURSDAY
DAWSON, Sept. 3,--(Spl.)�Mrs. John Flint, aged 56, died
at the family residence one mile east of Dawson about 10
o�clock Thursday night after an extended illness.
Funeral services were held at 3 o�clock Friday afternoon
from the home with interment in the
The deceased is survived by her husband, two children,
Mrs. H. P. Bivins of Corsicana, and Carl Flint of
Dawson, and other relatives.
Mrs. Flint was a native of Navarro county and had
resided in the western part of the county all her life.
John Walton Flint
Feb 18, 1873 - Mar 31, 1961
John W. Flint Expires Friday
DAWSON, March 31 (Spl)�John W. Flint, 88, long-time
resident, died in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana
early Friday morning.
Funeral services will be held from the First
Methodist church Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with burial
in the Dawson
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Sanders,
pastor, assisted by Rev. W. O. Estes, Baptist
Surviving are daughter, Mrs. H. P. Bivins,
Corsicana; a son, Carl Flint, El Paso; three
sisters, Mrs. T. G. Davis, Ralls; Mrs. O. M. Gallman,
Italy, and Miss Ada Flint, Dawson and other
Eubanks Funeral Home directs.
Dec 19, 1869 - Jun 19, 1959
E. R. Ellis Dies In Fort Worth
Funeral services for E. R. Ellis, 89, former
Dawson resident, who died Friday in Fort Worth,
were held Saturday afternoon at Dawson with
burial in the
cemetery. A retired farmer, he resided in
Hill county 29 years after moving from Dawson.
Surviving are his wife of Hillsboro; two sons,
Truett Ellis, Amarillo, and Raymond Ellis,
Dallas; seven daughters, Mrs. W. E. Forshaw,
Dawson; Mrs. O. H. Hardy, Holdenville, Okla.;
Mrs. Pat Williams, Midland; Mrs. John Mitchell,
Hillsboro; Mrs. M. L. Barrow, Fort Worth; Mrs.
Howard Mitchell, Plainview; Mrs. Roy Dillon,
Corpus Christi; three half-brothers, Jay Ellis
and Burley Ellis, both of Blooming Grove, and
Allen Ellis, Arlington; three half-sisters, Mrs.
Ellen Hunt, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Bid Waldroup,
Irving, and Mrs. Hattie Zest, Fort Worth, and
Apr 20, 1931 - Feb 8, 1974
H. G. Slater
BLOOMING GROVE�Funeral services will be at
2:30 p.m. Sunday at Central Baptist Church
here for Harold Gene Slater, 42, who died
Friday at his home after a lengthy illness.
The Rev. Ken James, pastor, will officiate,
assisted by the Rev. Ronnie Chesser, pastor
of First Baptist Church. Burial will be in
Dawson cemetery under the direction of
Bradley Funeral Home.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
C. M. Slater of Blooming Grove, and one
brother, Neal Slater of Hubbard.
Pallbearers will be J. P. Whitaker, Don
McGraw, Clovis Haden, Wayne Adams, Lloyd
Fredrick and Charlie Uselton.
Sep 05, 1886 - Jan 17, 1966
Houston Slater Expires Monday
DAWSON, Jan. 17 (Spl)�Harvey Houston
Slater, 79, retired stockman-farmer,
died Monday morning in Memorial
hospital. He was a native of Navarro
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at
2:30 p.m. from the Navarro Mills Baptist
church with burial in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev.
Mickey Loftis, pastor of the Navarro
Mills church, and Rev. Larry Ramsour,
Troup, a former Navarro Mills pastor.
Surviving are two sons, Inmon and Elvin
Slater, both of Dawson; four
grandchildren, two great-grandchildren,
four sisters, Mrs. Hassie Parrish,
Dallas; Mrs. Pearl Parrish, Mrs. Lula
Whitener and Mrs. Hallie Harris, all of
Dawson, and other relatives.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Eubanks will direct.
James Eldredge "JL" Slater
Feb 20, 1932 - Oct 24, 2008
James Eldredge "J.L." Slater, 76,
passed away Friday, October 24,
2008, in Odessa, Texas. Visitation
in Odessa will be from 8 a.m. to 1
p.m., Friday, October 31, 2008, at
Acres West Funeral Chapel. Graveside
services will be at 2 p.m.,
Saturday, November 1, 2008, in
Dawson cemetery in Dawson,
James was born in Hubbard, Texas, to
the late James Doyle Slater and
Flossie Ann (McCool) Slater. James
was a native of Hill and Navarro
Counties, where he was employed with
Hillsboro ISD for several years. In
May of 1962, he married Rose Marie
Hagle. Upon their marriage, he
gained a daughter, Diana Jean. Five
years later, in May of 1967, his
second daughter, Lee Ann Slater, was
born. While at Hillsboro ISD, J.L.
made many friends and touched many
lives with his devotion to family
and the school.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Rose Marie Slater; a sister,
Ruby Cole Morgan and her husband,
Survivors include his daughters, Lee
Ann Johnston, of Odessa, and Diana
Cain and husband, Ronald, of Waco;
grandchildren, Robert "Robby" Cain
and wife, Suzanna, Lacey Melton and
husband, Johnny, of El Paso, Michael
Adler, of Dawson, and Shy Ann
Harrell Ipsen, of Hillsboro; and
Zachariah, and Johnny Jr., all of El
Hillsboro Reporter � Oct 30,
h/o Rose Marie (Hagle) Slater;
s/o James Doyle Slater & Flossie
Ann (McCool) Slater
Minnie Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Whitener) Slater
Nov 14, 1893 - Dec 31, 1958
Burial Friday For Mrs. Slater
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Slater, 65, of Dawson, who died in Memorial Hospital
Wednesday night, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Navarro Mills Baptist church.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Larry Ramsour, pastor and Rev.
Jim Baggett, pastor of the First Baptist church in Dawson. Burial was in the
Surviving are her husband, H. H. Slater, Dawson; two sons, Inmon Slater, Spring Hill, and Elvin
Slater, Dawson; two sisters, Mrs. Will McCullouch, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mattie Vest, Fort
Worth; four grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and
other relatives. One grandson, Don Slater, is a Corsicana Daily Sun employe.
Wolf Funeral Home directed.
W. B. �Dub� Slater, Jr.
Feb 18. 1934 - Sep 3. 2009
Mr. W. B. "Dub" Slater, Jr.,
75, of Dawson, passed away
Thursday, September 3, 2009,
at his home. Visitation will
be from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday,
September 7, 2009, at Wade
Funeral Home in Hubbard.
Graveside services will be
at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday,
September 8, 2009, in
Dawson cemetery with Mr.
Bobby McClenny officiating.
Dub was born in Dawson,
Texas, to the late W. B. and
Mary Alyne (Pursley) Slater.
He was raised in Dawson, was
a graduate of Dawson High
School, and received a
Bachelor of Arts Degree from
Abilene Christian University
as well as a Master of
Business Administration from
North Texas State
University. Dub worked for
Humble Oil for two years
before working for Travelers
Insurance for 23 years. He
was a member of Dawson
Church of Christ, Dawson
Dawson Lions Club, Life
Insurance Association of
America and International
Association of Financial
Survivors include his wife,
Betsy (Wood) Slater, of
Dawson; son, Kevin Slater
and wife, Cari, of Ramona,
Kristen Rogers and husband,
Gene, of Keller;
grandchildren, Briel Hooker,
of Lamesa, California,
Alexis Slater, of Ramona,
Bullington, of Keller and
Madelyn Rogers, of Keller;
sister, Mary Lee Evans and
husband, Rush, of Houston;
and several nieces and
Waco Tribune-Herald �
Sep 7, 2009
US Army Dawson HS
graduate h/o Margaret
Elizabeth �Betsy� (Wood)
Slater; s/o W. B.
Slater, Sr. & Mary Alyne
Rufus Earl �Skeet�
Feb 22, 1915 - Feb 21,
R. E. Anderson
Funeral services were
held at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday at Marshall
and Marshall Chapel in
Hillsboro for R. E.
(Skeet) Anderson, 57,
who died Monday at
Hillsboro Clinic. Burial
Surviving are his wife
Gladys; two sons, Edward
and David; three
daughters, Jan, Betty
and Cecil; one
Mrs. Laura C. Anderson,
brother, Jack Anderson;
and five sisters, Mrs.
Jenelle Roman, Mrs. Don
Clardy, Mrs. Sue
Phillips, Mrs. Charlene
Echols and Mrs. Loraine