Johnnie Monroe Woolley
Mar 13, 1929 - Jul 2, 1977
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Northside Baptist
church for Johnnie Woolley, 48, resident of Corsicana who
died at Memorial Hospital.
The Rev. David Hale will officiate with burial at
Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of the services.
He was employed at Sears for 25 years.
Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Pat Woolley of Corsicana; two
daughters, Mrs. Paula Jordan and Mrs. Laurie Hunter both of
Corsicana; one granddaughter, Mrs. Julie Dianne Jordan of
Corsicana; one brother, Billy Joe Woolley of Waco and six
sisters, Mrs. Helen Gooch of Waco, Mrs. Mertle Asher of
Waco, Mrs. Lillian Hutto of Ft. Worth, Mrs. Ann Tye of Eddy,
Mrs. Jewel Dean of Temple and Mrs. Francis Compton of
Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Northside
Baptist Church for Johnnie Woolley, 48, resident of
Corsicana, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital.
Pallbearers were James Miller, C. W. Johnson, Joe
Hambrick, Franklin Carroll, Huey Daigle and Charles
Cynthia Joyce Jock
Oct 21, 1958 - Oct 23, 1958
Jock Infant Dies Thursday
Cynthia Joyce Jock, two-day-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Bobbie L. Jock of Dallas, died in Memorial
Hospital Thursday afternoon.
Graveside rites were conducted at
cemetery Friday at 3 p.m. Rev. Chester P. Odom,
pastor of the Calvary Baptist church, conducted the
Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. J. Whiteside, Dallas, and Mr. and Mrs. R. P.
Dec 15, 1875 - Apr 19, 1958
Miss Richardson Dies Saturday
Miss Mary Richardson, 82, long-time Corsicana
resident, 514 West Tenth avenue, died in the
Navarro Clinic early Saturday morning.
Funeral services will be held form the McCammon
Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. with burial in
The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. Howard
Knox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist
church of which Miss Richardson was a long-time
Miss Richardson fell Thursday breaking a hip.
She was in charge of the alteration department
of the J. M. Dyer Company many years.
Surviving are three sisters, Miss Myrtle
Richardson, Corsicana; Mrs. A. J. Hancock and
Mrs. E. T. Williams, both of Coolidge; a
brother, Joe Richardson, Fort Worth, and a
number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be J. I. Ellett, L. K. Carraway,
Walter Farmer, J. B. Scott, Elwin Garner and
G. Richardson, Miss
Mar 4, 1886 - Aug 6, 1970
Miss Richardson Dies Thursday
Miss Myrtle Richardson, long-time Corsicana
resident, died Thursday morning in Navarro
County Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10
a.m. from the Corley Chapel, with burial in
Miss Richardson is survived by two nieces,
Mrs. L. H. Owen of Fort Worth and Mrs. Homer
Bennett of Mexia.
Maudie (Henderson) Barnes
Mar 12, 1901 - Apr 28, 1974
Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m.
today at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel
for Mrs. Clyde Barnes, 73, resident of
Corsicana, who died Sunday at her
Rev. Luther Crawford was to officiate,
with burial to follow at
She was a native of Corsicana and had
lived here all her life. She was also a
retired saleslady and a member of
Missionary Baptist church.
Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. T.
G. Haynes and Mrs. Annie Flynn both of
Corsicana, and Mrs. Billie Morris of
Cleburne; and a number of other
Pallbearers include George Chappell,
Dutch Crumbley, Collin Green, Homer
Aug 3, 1879 - May 22, 1964
Hold Services For Mrs. Barnes
Funeral services for Mrs. Mae
Barnes, 84, of 907 West Eleventh
avenue, who died in Memorial
hospital, Friday night, were held
Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley
Chapel with burial in
The rites were conducted by Rev.
Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the
Missionary Baptist church.
Native of Alabama, Mrs. Barnes had
resided in Corsicana many years.
Surviving are two sons, E. M.
Barnes, Gladewater, and J. A.
Barnes, Longview; three daughters,
Mrs. Lena Quinn and Mrs. Lester M.
Johnson, both of Corsicana, and Mrs.
Dorothy Reeves, Longview; six
grandchildren and four
Pallbearers were David Barnes, Bert
Pevey, Grady Brunner, C. B. Coleman,
Q. F. Reeves and Frank Ewing.
Willie M. (Johnson) Vann
Oct 9, 1876 - Dec 10, 1958
Friday Burial For Mrs. Vann
Mrs. Willie M. Vann, aged 82
years, died at the family home,
1562 West Fifth avenue, Thursday
afternoon of a heart attack.
Funeral services were held
Friday at 3 p.m. from the
McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial
The rites were conducted by Rev.
John Wesley Ford, pastor of the
First Methodist church of which
she had been a member for many
Surviving are her husband, A. S.
Vann, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs.
Minnie Trottman, Dallas; a
niece, Mrs. Loraine T. Burleson,
Dallas, and other relatives.
Mrs. Vann had made her home in
Corsicana for many years. Her
husband is a retired agent for
the Burlington-Rock Island Lines
Pallbearers were L. I. Griffin,
Roark Montgomery, T. L.
Carlisle, R. L, Nix, Guy Sitton,
Lloyd Chambliss, Glen Thompson,
Gilbert Grantham, and Robert
Davidson. Honorary pallbearers
were friends of the family.
Corsicana Daily Sun -
Fri., Dec 12, 1958
w/o Arnold Seale Vann; d/o
Laura Johnson (sister is
Minnie (Johnson) Trotman
buried Restland Cemetery,
Arnold Seale Vann
May 27, 1872 - Jan 15, 1963
A. S. Vann, 90, Dies
Tuesday, Rites Thursday
A. S. Vann, 80, retired
railroad agent, long-time
Corsicana resident, 1581
West Fifth avenue, died in
the Navarro Clinic Tuesday
afternoon following an
Vann was an honorary member
of the official board of the
First Methodist church and
also an honorary member of
the Corsicana Lions Club.
Entering the railroad
business with the Texas and
Pacific in West Texas, he
came to Corsicana in 1910 as
a telegraph operator with
the Trinity and Brazos
Valley Railroad, now the
Rock Island Lines. He was
with the Fort Worth and
Denver railroad in Fort
Worth when he came to
After 18 months as a
telegraph operator, Vann
became agent for the T. and
B. V. here and later that
road became a part of the
Burlington and Rock Island
Lines, and retired May 31,
1941, serving as agent for
the joint operators of the
lines through here - Fort
Worth and Denver and Rock
Surviving are a son, Jack
Vann, Petersburg, Va.; two
brothers, Joe S. Vann,
Brenham, and Roby L. Vann,
San Francisco, Calif., and
Funeral services will be
held Thursday at 3 p.m. from
the McCammon Chapel with
Oakwood cemetery. The
rites will be conducted by
Rev. Floyd Boulware, pastor
of the First Methodist
Pallbearers will be L. I.
Griffin, T. L. Carlisle, Guy
Sitton, Glen Thompson,
Robert Davidson, Roark
Montgomery, R. L. Nix, Loyd
Chambliss, Gilbert Grantham,
John Stover, Sam Werner and
Mary Cornelia (Jones)
Sep 15, 1871 - Apr 1,
Thursday Rites For Mrs.
Funeral services for
Mrs. J. V. Noble, 86,
who died at Memorial
Hospital Tuesday night,
were held from the
Corley Chapel Thursday
at 10:30 a.m. with
The services were
conducted by Rev. Robert
Wooddy, pastor of the
First Baptist church of
which she was a long
time active member.
A native of Ellis
county, Mrs. Noble spent
most of her life in
Kerens and Corsicana.
She was an art teacher
for about 40 years and
studied in Chicago and
in Laguna Beach, Calif.
She was a member of the
Reaugh Art Club of
Dallas and the Southern
States Art League. Mrs.
Noble served as art
chairman for the Kinsloe
House and Corsicana
Agriculture Show from
the time of their
Mrs. Noble taught Sunday
School and Bible classes
for more than 60 years.
Surviving are four
daughters, Mrs. Davis
Neece, North Hollywood,
Calif.; Mrs. Ben F.
Blackmon, Mrs. Randolph
Jackson and Miss Olive
Noble, all of Corsicana;
six grandchildren, 13
sister, Mrs. J. P.
Simonds, Chicago; and
half-sisters and other
Pallbearers were Luther
Westbrook, Earl Seale,
Ren Walker, Conrad
Matthews, Jr.; Harry
Auld, Johnny Noble,
Etheridge King and Clete
Sep 3, 1884 - Apr
Monday Services For
S. E. Conner
S. E. Conner, 73,
retired, died Sunday
morning at the
family home, 195
Holsey avenue, after
an extended illness.
Surviving are his
wife of Corsicana;
five sons, Otis E.
Conner and Eddie E.
Conner, both of
Midland; James D.
Leonard C. Conner,
Fort Worth, and
Conner, San Antonio;
six daughters, Mrs.
Corpus Christi; Mrs.
Oscar L. Sikes, Mrs.
J. W. Dill and Mrs.
Earl Cunningham, all
of Corsicana; Mrs.
Midland; and Mrs.
Conner, Fort Worth;
Matt Conner, Wichita
Falls; Ellis and
William Conner, both
of Midland; three
sisters, Mrs. Jim
Frazier, Roane; Mrs.
Dublin, and Mrs.
Fort Worth; 40
and other relatives.
were held from the
church Monday at 2
p.m. with burial in
The rites were
conducted by Rev.
Everett S. Martin,
Austin, and Rev.
Weldon R. Drake;
Pallbearers were Joe
M. Seale, Lonnie
Hosch, A. B. Hutson,
Melvin Gorman, Clark
Weems, Willie Cook
and Marvin Tekell.
Nov 29, 1904 -
Aug 13, 1980
75, of Corsicana
died Thursday at
Friday at 2 p.m.
at St. John�s
Church. The Rev.
Burial was in
Home was in
Mr. Conner was a
of Conwood Corp.
Tenn. Hew was
Conwood for 35
years. He was
born in Navarro
At St. John�s
served as junior
warden and usher
also was a
member of the
Club and the
in Oak Grove.
He is survived
by his wife,
Gimler, El Paso;
and one brother,
C. R. Conner, of
Members of the
vestry of St.
Church served as
eighth year as a
member of St.
made to St.
Dec 28, 1867
- Apr 5,
Mrs. T. J.
Mrs. Tom J.
who died at
Sunday at 4
Mrs. J. E.
a number of
L. E. Riley,
Smith, F. H.
War I, a
Pallbearers were Tommy Glasgow, L. O. Blakney, Floyd Thompson, C. E. Marr, E. H. Richards, Ross Maxfield, D. W.
Barnes, A. G. Miller, A. B. Hutson, Roy Dycus and Robert M. Fulton.
Corley Funeral Home directed.
May 20, 1957 - Jan 11, 1958
Sunday Rites For Lewis Child
Funeral rites for Brenda Fay Lewis, seven-months-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Lewis, 822 West Thirteenth avenue, who died in
Memorial Hospital Saturday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the
West Side Baptist church.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Wm. J. Moore, pastor. Burial
Surviving are the parents, a brother Ira A. Lewis, all of
Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. Adele Allen, Tyler, and other
Feb 14, 1887 - Jan 28, 1958
Thursday Rites For Mrs. Sapp
Funeral services for Mrs. C. C. Sapp, 70, who died in Memorial
Hospital Tuesday night after an extended illness, were held from
the Memorial Baptist church Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in
The rites were conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor.
Surviving are her husband, a former mayor of Corsicana and
retired roundhouse foreman here for the Cotton Belt System; a
son, Charles Sapp, attorney at Houston; three grandchildren,
John, William and Mary Margaret Sapp, all of Houston, a sister,
Mrs. C. B. Garner, Galveston, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were A. B. Hutson, Albert Fullerton, C. O. Floyd, H.
O. Olsen, J. R. Culberson, J. T. Glasgow and Rufus Pevehouse.
Charles C. Sapp
Nov 17, 1887 - Dec 7, 1963
Funeral services for C. C. Sapp, 76, retired mechanical foreman
of the Cotton Belt System yards here, a former Corsicana mayor,
were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial
The rites were conducted by Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of
Memorial Baptist church.
Sapp was found dead in bed at the Navarro Hotel Lodge, North
Beaton street, Saturday at midmorning. A heart attack was
ascribed as the cause of death by a physician. He had resided at
the lodge for several months.
Sapp was mayor of Corsicana 1953-1955. He was active in
political, labor and other circles and retired from the railroad
A licensed attorney, Sapp went to work for the Cotton Belt at
Waco in 1922 and came to Corsicana in 1925. He was a native of
Surviving are a son, Charles M. Sapp, and three grandchildren,
John, William and Mary Margaret Sapp, all of Houston.
Pallbearers were C. O. Floyd, O. T. Wood, A. B. Hutson, Albert
Fullerton, J. T. Glasgow, J. R. Culberson and Rufus Pevehouse.
Jan 15, 1889 - Apr 23, 1958
Cattleman Dies Wednesday Night
Ed Park, 69, well-known cattle dealer, native of Roane, was dead
on arrival at Memorial Hospital late Wednesday night following a
heart attack at his home, 220 East Garitty avenue.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley
Chapel with burial in
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of
the Westminister Presbyterian church, and Rev. Weldon R. Drake,
pastor of the Northside Baptist church.
Park had been a member of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, for 35
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana ; a son, Milton (Jack) Park,
Midland; four daughters, Mrs. Bill Balcom, Jr., Corsicana; Mrs.
Richard Patterson, Haverton, Pa.; Mrs. J. W. Bowden, Palestine,
and Mrs. Marvin Fannin, Morgan; 15 grandchildren, three sisters,
Mrs. Morris Pickering, Corsicana; Mrs. Oscar Maddox, Mesquite,
and Mrs. Lillie White, Dinser, Calif., and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be John C. Horn, Willie Gowan, Hubert Joyner,
Earl Joyner, Stan Summerall, Bill Balcom, Sr., George Gillespie
and John Spencer.
Henry Hopkins Franklin, Jr.
Aug 28, 1884 - Dec 4, 1958
Hold Services H. H. Franklin
Funeral services for H. H. Franklin, 74, retired cement
contractor, who died at the family home, 1364 Hackberry,
Thursday, were held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the
Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial was in
A native of Kansas, Franklin had resided in Dallas many years
prior to moving to Corsicana a year ago.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Ray Franklin, Kansas
City, Mo.; two grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Lee Hardin, Jack Hardin, Carl Flynn, A. H.
Ganze, Neill Stevens and M. A. Murray.
Nancy Eugenia (Hardin) Franklin
May 23, 1885 - Nov 16, 1975
Services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home
Chapel for Mrs. Nancy E. Franklin, 90, resident of Sherman, who
died Monday in Sherman. Burial will be at
She was a native of Pursley and a retired registered nurse.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Ella Stevens of Grandview
and Mrs. Eva Henson of Rupert, Idaho; a brother, R. L. Hardin of
Brownwood and a number of nieces and nephews.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov 17, 1975
- Submitted by
w/o Henry Hopkins Franklin, Jr; d/o William Presley Hardin &
Sarah Elizabeth (Stewart) Hardin buried Ward cemetery
Mary Elizabeth �Bessie� Lee, Miss
1875 - May 1958
Miss Bessie Lee Rites Wednesday
Memorial services for Miss Elizabeth (Bessie) Lee, were held
Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the McCammon Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. L.
Sandlin, pastor of the First Presbyterian church at Wortham.
Miss Lee, a former music teacher in Wortham and Corsicana, a
sister of the late L. H. Lee, Corsicana pioneer merchant, died
in Denver, Colo., several weeks ago and cremation followed.
Survivors include a niece, Mrs. W. B. Weaver of Wortham.
- The Corsicana Texas,
Semi � Weekly Light, Wed., Jun 4, 1958
d/o James Peter Lee & Lucretia Emily (Cowdery) Lee
- Submitted by
Rickey Earl Honea
Apr 29, 1958 - Nov 27, 1958
Rickey Honea Dies Thursday
Rickey Honea, seven-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ozell Honea,
Eloy, Ariz., died Thursday.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the
Salvation Army Citadel with burial in . The
rites will be conducted by Rev. William Thomas of the Salvation
Surviving are the parents, two brothers, a sister, grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Lee, Corsicana, and Mrs. Honea.
Corley will direct.
Henry Boyd Walker
Mar 24, 1885 - Oct 3, 1958
H. B. Walker Dies Friday; Rites Sunday
Henry B. Walker, 73, retired, prominent in church, civic and
Masonic circles, 808 West Second avenue, died in Memorial
Hospital Friday night.
Funeral services will be held from the Westminister Presbyterian
church Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The
rites will be conducted by Rev. E. E. Wood, pastor.
A native of Columbia, Tennessee, Walker came to Corsicana in
1898 with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. A. B. M. Walker.
He was married to Miss Blanche Vivion at Eagle Pass, Texas, in
1908, and the couple returned to Corsicana to reside, with Mr.
Walker joining his father in the firm of A. M. Walker and Son
Wholesale Produce. After his father�s death, Walker continued
the firm until his retirement in the early 1940s.
He was an active elder in the church, was a Rotarian for many
years and was a member of Masonic bodies including the Karem
Shrine at Waco. He also was a long-time member of the Corsicana
Country Club. He was on the finance committee in the campaign
for the new Westminister church plant a few years ago.
Walker established the first frozen locker system in Texas here
in 1941 and later sold it to the Keen interests.
After the sale of the locker plant, Walker sold the produce firm
that is now the Corsicana Egg and Poultry Company, located at
Commerce street and East Fourth avenue.
Walker established the Westminister Presbyterian memorial fund
years ago for the benefit of shutins and ill persons and it was
suggested that contributions to this or other worthwhile funds
be made by friends in lieu of flowers.
Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Miss Vivion Walker, both of
Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. R. S. Galloway, Corsicana; a brother,
Jack Walker, Dallas, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be nephews; William Bank Thomas, Thomas George,
Joe Butler and Dr. L. E. Kelton, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be elders, deacons and officers of the
Westminister Presbyterian church.
Corley will direct.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Oct 4, 1958
- Submitted by
(Established first frozen food locker system in Texas in
h/o Blanche (Vivion) Walker; s/o Andrew Boyd Matthews Walker
& Susan �Susie� (Morgan) Walker
Blanche (Vivion) Walker
Jun 24, 1888 - Jul 20, 1966
Mrs. Walker Dies Wednesday, Rites Thursday
Mrs. Henry B. Walker, long-time Corsicana resident, 1417
Arlington, died in Memorial Hospital early Wednesday morning.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Corley
Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be
conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, minister of the Westminister
Presbyterian church, of which she was a member.
Native of Carrizo Springs, Texas, she had resided in Corsicana,
60 years. Her husband, the late Henry B. Walker, was a long-time
Corsicana merchant. She was a charter member of Kinsloe House.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Vivion Walker, Corsicana; two
brothers, John Vivion, Freer and Alfred Vivion, California; a
sister, Mrs. L. D. Weldy, Del Rio; and a number of nieces
including Mrs. Barlow Irvin, Bryan, and Mrs. Ellis Burgess,
Seguin, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be W. B. Thomas, T. M. George, Ralph R. Brown,
George Weinschel, Jack Cunningham, Ed M. Polk, Dave Kelton,
Ralph Stell, Joe E. Putler, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Jr.; Harry Burke,
H. R. Stroube, and John R. Corley. Honorary pallbearers will be
elders and deacons of Westminister Presbyterian church.
Bernice (Williams) Bunch-Harlow
Sep 21, 1892 - Dec 23, 1972
Mrs. B. Barlow
Funeral services for Mrs. Berniece Harlow, 81, who died early
Saturday at Twilight Home, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eugene Wood officiating. Burial
will be in
Mrs. Harlow was the retired owner of the Colonial Nursing Home
in Schulenburg where she had resided for 25 years before moving
to Corsicana about two years ago. She was a native of Cleburne
and a Baptist.
She is survived by one son, Tom Bunch of Corsicana; a daughter,
Mrs. William Langford, of Pine Bluff, Ark.; and four
Pallbearers will be Charles Barnaby, Wayne Oldroyd, Dr. Ben
Jones, Victor Cooper, Grady Barnes and Dr. Frank Autry.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Dec 24, 1972
- Submitted by
1st husband Adolphus Bunch 2nd Walter H. Harlow d/o Benjamin
Williams and Virginia (McDaniel) Williams per death
certificate ( Bernice is listed as Bernice Lucas in the 1940
census so she must have married a Lucas also- she has a
double monument in May Cemetery, May, Brown County, Texas
with Walter Harlow)
Elsie Ann (DeRusha) Anderson-DeRusha
Dec 27, 1903 - Mar 20, 1958
Elsie DeRusha Dies Thursday
Miss Elsie DeRusha, 54, died Thursday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the
Corley Chapel with burial in
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Fred C. Wolf, Jr., rector of
St. John�s Episcopal church.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Harris, Corsicana;
Mrs. E. L. Wetzel, Odessa, and Mrs. L. L. Stokes, Dallas; seven
brothers, Roy DeRusha, Hereford; Ed and G. I. DeRusha, both of
Plainview; John DeRusha, Brea, Calif.; H. C. Derusha, Blooming
Grove; G. W. De Rusha, Odessa, and Charles DeRusha, Corsicana,
and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be W. C. O�Neal, Leroy Barlow, Darrell DeRusha,
Bobby DeRusha, Jeff, DeRusha, Alvin Owen, A. C. Richards, Jr.,
and Jimmy Charles Harris.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 21, 1958
- Submitted by
w/o Keely Anderson married Apr 30, 1927 (Divorced and took
back maiden name); d/o Charles Lewis DeRusha & Julia Ann
(Owen) Welch-DeRusha buried Pattison cemetery
Charles Allen "Charlie"
Oct 27, 1941 - Apr 4, 2022
Charles "Charlie" Allen Lippe, age 80, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2022. He was born on October 27, 1941 in McGregor,
Texas to parents Albert and Erna Lippe. Charlie was a very hardworking, and loving Christian man. He loved his family and
was willing to do anything for them. He grew up in McGregor, Texas on the family farm. He was a country boy and loved
hunting, fishing, gun-collecting, gardening, and all things outdoors. Charlie graduated from McGregor High School and
attended Tarleton State University for one year. Charlie grew up in the Lutheran Church but stopped attending regularly several
years ago. He had a life-long career as a telephone man, eventually retiring from AT&T.
Left to cherish his memories are his daughter Kim Lippe, Son Bryan Lippe and daughter-in-law Donna Lippe, daughter Jennifer
Campa and son-in-law Todd, grandchildren Austin Campa, Amanda Campa, Hannah Rule, and Michael Speedy, sister Glenda Weide,
sister Karen Willmann and brother-in-law Milton Willmann, brothers-in-law Eddie Mahone, Danny Mahone, sisters-in-law
Sherry Dicks and Lynell Mahone, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Erna Lippe, his wife of 53 years Lynda Lippe, brothers-in-law Marvin
Weide, Harvey Dicks, and Tommy Huff, and sisters-in-law Sandy Huff and Patsy Mahone.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 6-8 P.M. at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin
Funeral Home Chapel in Waxahachie.
A Funeral Service is scheduled for Friday, April 8, 2022 at
10:30 AM. at the Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will follow at the
Rose Hill Cemetery
in Blooming Grove, Texas
To view an obituary or sign the guest book, please visit
Arrangements are under the direction of the
Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 W. Main Street,
Waxahachie, Texas 75165. 972-937-2211.
Apr 30, 1943 - Mar 3, 2022
Jane Adams, 78, of Corsicana passed away on March 3, 2022,
with her family be her side.
Jane was born, April 30, 1943, To Loyce and Edna Adams. She
attended school at
Richland High School in Richland, Tx where she graduated in
1962. She was also a member of Central Baptist Church
for 30+ years, where she was an active and loyal member
until her health declined.
Jane is proceeded in death by both of her parents and her
sister Linda Williford.
She leaves to cherish her sister, Sharon (Doug) Fraley of
Corsicana, and her nephew, Jon (Gina) Fraley.
Visitation for Jane will be Sunday, March 6. 2022 from
5pm-7pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be Monday, March 7, 2022, at 10am at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Pastor Daniel Harper of
Northside Baptist Church, officiating.
To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Jane
Adams please visit our Sympathy Store.
James Doyle Haws
Oct 30, 1953 - Feb 6, 2022
Doyle Haws, known to everybody as Doyle, passed away on
Sunday, February 6th, 2022 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Doyle was born on October 30th, 1953 in Corsicana, Texas to
William Pearcy Haws and Gladys Levern Roberson Haws.
Doyle lived in Barry, Texas for a large portion of his life
before moving to Corsicana. Doyle attended and graduated
Blooming Grove I.S.D. in 1972. After high school, Doyle
attended Navarro College where he took classes in welding.
Becoming a certified welder was Doyle's proudest
accomplishment. Doyle worked as a certified professional
welder for 43 years before retiring in 2016. He worked many
years for Concho Construction. Doyle loved his job, and
would tell stories for hours about welding jobs, special
skills he had learned, and jobsite "fun". One of his
favorite sayings was that a welder could weld anything from
a broken heart to the crack of dawn!
Doyle was honest, sometimes brutally honest. He was known
for being witty and quick with a comeback. Doyle always
liked to be prepared.
Doyle is survived by his brother Ken Haws of Frost, nephew
Josh Haws and wife Amy of Irene, niece Kendyl Haws Garza and
husband Gene of Milford, brother Dale Haws and wife Marti,
of Wink and their sons Will and Clay. Doyle also had
numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
Doyle's life will be celebrated privately.
Elvin Claud Quinn
Nov 13, 1914 - Jun 16, 1966
Rites Saturday For E. C. Quinn
Final rites for E. C. Quinn, 50, painter, who died Thursday in
Brazoria county, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley
Chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev.
Weldon Haynes, Methodist minister.
Quinn was a native of Navarro county.
Surviving are his wife of Brazoria; a son, Gerrell Quinn, Waco;
a granddaughter, Dottie Jo Quinn, Waco; mother, Mrs. Louella
Quinn, Corsicana; five brothers, M. C. Quinn, Azeusa, Calif.;
Harry Quinn, Houston; Willie and M. D. Quinn, both of Corsicana,
and Eddie Quinn, Wichita, Kan.; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Ward,
Powell, and Mrs. Winnie Floyd, New Bruanfels, and other
Lizzie (Warrick) Quinn
Feb 2, 1907 - May 15, 1960
MRS. M. D. QUINN DROWNED IN RIVER; RITES TUESDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. M. D. Quinn, 53, of 619 South
Fourteenth street, who drowned Saturday night in the Trinity
River will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the
Missionary Baptist church. Burial will be in
A native of Camp county, Texas, Mrs. Quinn is survived by her
husband, veteran employe of the Corsicana Cotton Mills; a
daughter, Mrs. P. E. Wood, Corsicana; a son, M. D. Quinn, Jr.,
Merced, Calif.; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Momcue and O.
C. Warrick, and a sister, Mrs. A. D. McCurdy, all of Pitsburgh.
Mrs. Quinn, was missed between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday at
Wright�s fishing camp one-half mile north of the Highway 287
An unidentified fisherman who had participated in the search
found the body at his fishing camp about four miles downstream
from where Mrs. Quinn was believed to have fallen into the
water. Mrs. Quinn�s clothing had caught in the fisherman�s throw
line, it was reported.
Justice of the Peace, H. W. Chappell of Palestine held an
inquest and ruled death by drowning.
Sheriff�s officers from Navarro county, state highway patrolmen,
game wardens and citizens from Corsicana, Cayuga and other
Navarro, Henderson and Anderson county towns joined in the
search which was conducted in boats and by foot in the
thickly-wooded river bottom.
Mrs. Quinn was a member of a fishing party that also included
her husband, Mrs. C. W. Blackmon, Corsicana, wife of the deputy
sheriff; Mike Wood, grandson of the Quinns; Wendell Blackmon,
son of the Blackmons; and Herman Smith.
The party arrived at the fishing camp Saturday afternoon, Deputy
Blackmon joined the group Saturday night.
According to Blackmon, sometime between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. Mrs.
Quinn asked one of the youths in the party to accompany her in
running one of the fishing lines. The youth indicated that he
did not wish to accompany her.
Shortly afterward, Mrs. Quinn was missed by the other members of
the fishing party. It had been assumed that she had gone to bed.
The search began later and sheriff�s offices at Corsicana and at
Palestine were notified.
It wasn�t until after daybreak Sunday that part of the searching
party found a spot on the slippery river banks near Wright�s
camp where Mrs. Quinn apparently had lost her footing and fallen
into the strong current.
The marks in the river�s bank were near a fishing line. Blackmon
reported that it is believed that Mrs. Quinn had investigated
the line or was planning to when she slipped and fell into the
Searchers carrying lanterns concentrated on the banks far into
the night, as Mrs. Quinn was reported to have been subject to
heart seizures and it was thought that she might have suffered
The fishing camp is owned by Constable Ruff Wright of Cayuga and
he had invited the party to use it, Blackmon reported.
The body was recovered near the mouth of Richland creek, it was
Robert C. Quinn
Mar 23, 1913 - Nov 18, 1962
Robert Quinn Dies Sunday
Robert C. Quinn, 49, barber, of 8339 Teresa Lane, Dallas, died
of a heart attack Sunday in Dallas.
Funeral services are slated Monday at 4 p.m. from the Corley
chapel with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. A.
M. Stone, Baptist pastor from Waco, formerly pastor of Memorial
Baptist church here.
Surviving are his wife of Dallas; three sons, Danny and Don
Quinn, both of Dallas, and Bobby Quinn, Corsicana; mother, Mrs.
J. D. Quinn, Powell; seven brothers, M. D. and Willy Quinn, both
of Corsicana; Alton Quinn, West Columbia; Eddie Quinn, Wichita,
Kan.; Harry Quinn, Houston; Elven Quinn, Brazoria, and Morris
Quinn, Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Winnie Floyd, New
Braunfels; Mrs. Marie Haynie and Mrs. Florlene Ward, both of
Powell, and other relatives.
Pallbearers are to be Cloyd Don Tanner, E. W. Wiley, Dorde Nutt,
Tew Gowan, George Finley, D. R. Crockett, Curtis Penney and
Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Nov. 19, 1962
- Submitted by
- h/o Pauline (Jones) Quinn;
s/o Junius David �Dave� Quinn & Lou Ella (Bullard) Quinn
buried in Long Prairie Cemetery
Oct 19, 1908 - Feb 25, 1972
Funeral services were held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in the Corley
Funeral Home Chapel for Willie Quinn who died Friday at Memorial
Hospital following a lengthy illness. Interment will be in
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Pearl Quinn of Corsicana; four
brothers, M. D. Quinn of Corsicana, E. F. Quinn, Wichita, Kan.,
M. C. Quinn of California, and Harry Quinn of Houston; two
sisters, Mrs. Harvel Ward of Powell and Mrs. Winnie Floyd of New
Braunsfels; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be nephews of the deceased. Rev. Charles E.
Mull will officiate.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Feb 27, 1972
- Submitted by
- h/o Pearl (Hand) Quinn
married Mar. 15, 1941; s/o Junius David �Dave� Quinn & Lou
Ella (Bullard) Quinn buried in Long Prairie Cemetery
Virginia Claire "Ginger"
Dec 23, 1945 - Oct 10, 2021
Crum and sons, Bryon and Brad, wish to invite you to join us
in a Celebration of Life event for our beloved wife of 56
years, mother and grandmother, Virginia (aka, Ginger) on
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 at the Purdon Community Church, at
200 W 2nd Street, Purdon, Texas. Visitation will be at 10
a.m. with funeral service at 11 a.m. A celebration lunch
will be shared at the church following the service. There
will be NO service at the
Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.
Virginia, who suffered many years from diabetes, transferred
to her new home in heaven to be with her Savior and Lord,
Jesus Christ on Sunday night, October 10th.
Ginger graduated from Hamilton High School, in Hamilton, TX,
and received her RN diploma from Hillcrest Baptist School of
Nursing in Waco. She loved nursing, especially here at
Navarro Regional Hospital with Mrs. Toland. She also loved
working with children in churches by her husband's side
whether it was in Texas, NY, Maryland, Oregon, or Indiana,
mostly in small churches. This required her to work in local
hospitals as a nurse.
She and Pastor Don began their ministry together in Purdon
Baptist Church (now Purdon Community Church) in the
mid-60's; returned there in 2018, restarted the church and
now has ended her ministry there.
In all the churches we served, everybody loved Ginger
although she quickly let it be known that she didn't play
the piano or sing! She never received world acclaim, but we
do love her for being the best wife and mother any family
would ever want!! Possessing a subtle sense of humor, she
would often sing praise songs around the house, but she
would quickly tell you that she will not be teaching the
angels in heaven how to sing!! She loved the Gaither music.
We owe a deep gratitude to Autumn, Nina and Erica of
Community Healthcare of Texas and caregiver Barbara
Left to cherish her memory are: Husband Don, two sons -
Bryon and wife Violet and Bradley and wife Tonya; four
grandchildren - Tyler Casbeer, Kirsten Seth with husband,
Christian, Emaleigh, and Justin; two sisters, Linda Norton,
Myra Reinert with husband Roy; brother Ward Richmond with
wife Linda; sister-in-law's Virginia Martin and Doris
Glasgow with husband Larry; brother-in-law Clyde Crum; and a
host of other relatives and friends.
The service will be live on Purdon Community Church Facebook.
"In lieu of flowers donations may be given to the Diabetes
Research Institute Foundation, 200 S. Park Road, Ste 100,
Hollywood, FL 33021; Phone: 800-321-3437.
Peggy Darlene (Rich) Myers
Nov. 6, 1935 - Oct 10, 2021
Sunday, October 10, 2021, Peggy Darlene Rich Myers passed
away peacefully, and our heavenly Father gained a beautiful
angel. Though very sad for this earthly loss, her family and
friends are at peace knowing that she was instantly reunited
in heaven with her beloved "Big John." She was known for her
overwhelming generosity, kindness, and for making all those
around her feel loved. Her favorite people endearingly knew
her as "Nanny Ma."
She was preceded in death by her husband John Dempsey Myers
who passed away October 14, 2019. They cherished 68 years of
unwavering love and companionship. Her middle son Nathan
Paul Myers preceded her in death after a long fight with
cancer. We know that the three of them are together now
which gives their loved ones great peace.
Darlene met Big John in their lifelong hometown of Corsicana
in 1950. She loved to tell the romantic story of Big John
rescuing her from a torrential downpour of rain and giving
her a ride. Instantaneously in love, they married the
following year in 1951 and had been married 68 years when
John was called up to heaven. The two would go on to have a
large family that always remained a close-knit group. She
was an excellent "boy mom" and had three sons, seven
grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. She was known for
her passionate and overwhelming love for her family. It was
the very foundation of who she was as a person.
Darlene and John were lifelong members of Northside Baptist
Church in Corsicana. As a member for over 50 years, she was
known for being an unrivaled example of having a servant's
heart. She was extremely involved in the homebound ministry
of the church for decades. It would take days to list out
the multitude of ministries and services that she was deeply
involved in. She loved to sing with John in the choir. She
generously gave to others even if it meant sacrificing her
own needs. Most of all she loved to share the gospel of her
savior Jesus Christ.
She was born in Corsicana, Texas. She was a proud registered
licensed vocational nurse. In 1976 she became a registered
nurse and cared for thousands of patients in surgery and
obstetrics. She loved working with and making ceramics. She
found even greater joy in giving them to her friends and
family. She was a member of the American Business Women's
Darlene was also preceded in death by her parents Olen D.
Rich and Emma Shue. She was also preceded in death by her
brother Olen Rich Jr. and her sister Emma-Jean Clary.
She is survived by her son John Dempsey Myers, II and his
wife Becky Olsen Myers of Palestine; her daughter-in law
Christine Odling Myers; her son Rory Wade Myers and his wife
Frances Pinkerton Myers, all of Fairfield. She is also
survived by her grandchildren, Sarah Beth Myers and Shawn
Smith of Tyler, Haley and Justin Weiner of Tyler, Bryan
Myers, of Corsicana, Nathan John and Colby Myers of
Corsicana, Rory Wade Myers, II of Corsicana, David and Sarah
Myers, of Haslett, and Lacy Myers and Taylor Barlow of
Corsicana. Darlene is also survived by great-grandchildren,
Wesley and Grant Weiner, Bryanna Myers, Avery Layne and
Nathan Parker Myers, Alex and Aria Myers, Aiden and Jollen
Dempsey Rodrigues and Abigail Barlow. Finally, she is also
survived by many nieces and nephews that she loved doting
A memorial service honoring Darlene's life has been
scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday October 16, 2021, at
Northside Baptist Church (2800 N. Beaton St., Corsicana,
TX.) with Daniel Harper officiating. Shawn Smith, Justin
Weiner, Bryan Myers, Nathan John Myers, Rory Wade Myers, II,
David Rich Myers, and Taylor Barlow will serve as Honorary
Darlene's contagious charisma and joy will live on through
anyone that had the good fortune of knowing her. There is no
way to overstate how much she will be missed. However,
because of her, the world is a more compassionate and
Dec 30, 1975 - Oct 2, 2021
was our loving daughter, our sister, our aunt, and our
friend. She left this world at the age of 45 on Saturday
October 2, 2021. She goes to be in the loving arms of her
beloved grandmothers Bobby and Mama Keaton. One thing we all
know is how much you loved us Melissa because you were never
shy to let your feelings be heard.
She was born December 30, 1975 in Rosenberg, Texas and lived
in Corsicana, Texas where she graduated Corsicana High
School in 1994 and then later graduated Navarro college
where she received her LVN license.
She is survived by her father Larry, mother Marie,
half-sisters Lori & Latisha and her brother Larry and wife
Kristi and their 4 children, Lexis, Mollie, Sam and Katelyn.
Melissa loved fiercely and had a passion for helping people
and animals. She touched and healed so many lives not only
in her career as a LVN but also as an anchor to her family
and many friends. She was a fun-loving soul with a heart
full of love and beauty a contagious laugh and smile that
would light up a room.
Melissa's love for animals was another story, she would
bring all these homeless cats and dogs she finds home and
sometimes asked, Daddy can I keep her, NO! Next thing you
knew we had another cat... The last video she sent while in
the hospital was one to her cats, saying kitty, kitty,
kitty, I love you my kitties.
Although not the worst driver, she ranked in the top 10 on
accidents, some her fault some not, but she could always
count on Gary Chandler and Larry Lewis to go, anytime or
anywhere to rescue her and what was left of the vehicles...
We Love you so much and will miss you, Melissa.
Visitation will be Thursday, October 7th from 6:00-8 p.m. at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 11
a.m. Friday, October 8th at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Chapel with Bro. Ricky Woodall officiating. Burial will be
at Fairfield Cemetery.
Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton
Mar 22, 1936 - Oct. 9, 2021
Irene Kroushinsky Blackwell went home to be with her Lord and
Savior on October 9, 2021 at the age of 85.
Irene will be honored with a private celebration service held at
her daughter's home in Grand Prairie, Texas on Sunday, October
24th for family members. The service will be recorded and
available for viewing on Facebook and White's Funeral Home
website the following week. Place of internment is Azleland
Memorial Park, Reno, Texas.
Irene was born on May 22, 1936 in New York City to Russian
immigrant parents, Victor Eugene and Zenta Adalheid (Offenberg)
Kroushinsky. She grew up in St. Albans Queens and often spoke
fondly of riding subways, walking through Times Square, and
strolling through Central Park. After graduating from Andrew
Jackson High School, she attended Northeastern Bible Institute,
in Essex Fells, New Jersey graduating in 1958. One of the most
treasured highlights of her life during this time was being a
counselor at the Billy Graham Crusade in 1957 at Madison Square
Gardens. The crusade continued for an unprecedented 16 weeks.
Night after night she prayed with people as they gave their
lives to Christ.
Irene married Frank Blackwell on December 26, 1959 and they soon
moved to Texas to begin their family. She served faithfully
along side her husband while he was Minister of Music in various
Baptist Churches, with First Baptist Church Corsicana, Texas
being his longest tenure from 1970 to 1984. She worked as a
teacher's aide in the public school system and she enjoyed
substitute teaching until she was 84. All of her students adored
Irene was a loving devoted mother, Mimi, and Gigi. She loved
cooking, gardening, oil painting, sewing, and taking care of her
family. She loved people and spent hours praying for them. She
spoke Russian fluently and enjoyed having conversations with
other Russian speaking people. She was a woman of noble
character! She was a woman who feared the Lord! She had a quiet
strength. She pressed through quietly and prayerfully when times
were difficult. Her name means PEACE! She was gentle, beautiful,
kind, loving, tender, peaceful, gracious, wise, fun, generous,
encouraging, and godly. Our mother was deeply loved! She was
beautiful and amazing!
She was preceded in death by her parents: Victor and Zenta
Kroushinsky; her husband: Frank Blackwell; and one nephew: Kevin
Survivors include two children: John Eric Blackwell and wife
Sharron, Lisa Cheatham and husband Paul; five grandchildren:
Courtney Wallace and husband Ben, Sara Wende and husband Joseph,
Zach Cheatham and wife Amanda, Jessica Jugan and husband Matt,
Benjamin Cheatham; four great-grandchildren: Aiden Wallace, Kate
Wallace, Ellie Wallace, and Graham Wende; one brother: Alex
Kroushinsky and wife Judy; and one nephew: Douglas Kroushinsky.
Sandra "Sandy" Thomas
Mar 31, 1957 - Oct 8, 2021
"Sandy" Thomas Roldan was born to Vernon Sammie Thomas and
Joy Morin Thomas on March 31, 1957 in Grand Prairie, Texas.
The family moved to Dawson, Texas in 1969, where she later
graduated from Dawson High School in 1975. She then moved to
Corsicana to attend Navarro College.
Sandy worked at Old Mexican Inn for over 25 years. She also
worked at Independence Firm for over 10 years. Sandy met
Renee in 1994, and loved each other dearly for the past 27
She was a wonderful sister and aunt. She only had one
daughter, Joy and she was her world, her life, her
everything. Sandra and her daughter were the best of friends
and had the most beautiful relationship. Joy's mommy dear.
Sandy loved to laugh and smile, and she loved Halloween and
traveling with her family.
Sandy is preceded in death by her father, Vernon Thomas;
maternal grandparents, Northan and Chloe Morin; paternal
grandparents, Elbert and Nethie Thomas. She is survived by
her daughter, Joy Elizabeth Roldan of Corsicana; her life
partner, Renee Knuerr of Corsicana; her mother, Joy Morin
Thomas of Lake Whitney; brother, "Butch" Vernon Sammie
Thomas Jr., brother, "Ronnie" Ronald David Thomas and wife
Julie Thomas of Garrett; brother, Jeffery Kent Thomas of
Hillsboro; brother, John Marcus Thomas and wife Terri Ann
Thomas of Garrett. Along with 5 nieces, 6 nephews, 9 great
nephews, and 9 great nieces.
Visitation will be Thursday, October 14th from 6-8 p.m. at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 2
p.m. Friday, October 15th at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Burial will be at
Pallbearers will be Jeffery Kent Thomas II, Dalton Loyd
Thomas, Matthew David Thomas, Justin Ryan Thomas, John
Marcus Thomas II, and Kyler Tristan Kidwell. Honorary
Pallbearers will be Phllip Mesker and Trey Northan Thomas.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Martha (McCullough) Bain
Jan 5, 1932 - Oct 3, 2021
Bain, 89 of Kerens went to be with the Lord on Oct. 3, 2021.
She was born January 5, 1932 to Jack and Catherine
McCullough in McKinney, Texas. She was preceded in death by
her husband, R.A.(Bub) Bain, her parents, Jack and Catherine
McCullough and her daughter, Laurie Bain Haynes. She is
survived by her sons, Bobby Bain and wife Kay, and Clay Bain
and wife Laurie Ann. Other survivors are her grandchildren,
Mary Katherine Holt Wilbanks, Terry Haynes, Season Bain
Sayles, Shelby Bain Lancaster, Grace Bain and Eli Bain. She
is also survived by her sister Kay Hjartberg and husband
Pierre from New Orleans, and several nieces and nephews.
Martha was a member of the First Baptist Church Kerens for
almost 70 years, serving as a GA sponsor, Training Union
teacher, and Sunday School teacher for many years, impacting
the lives of many young girls. After raising her children,
Martha attended nursing school and became a R.N. at the age
of 49. She used her nursing skills for many years as her
husband's primary caregiver.
Martha loved her family and friends. She enjoyed flower
gardening, cooking, and shopping. She looked forward to
frequent coffee breaks with her friends around her kitchen
table, and she made her home warm and inviting for the many
friends and visitors she welcomed through its doors.
Children and teenagers spent many summers swimming in the
backyard pool and enjoyed snacks (favorite: Kraft macaroni
and cheese) she graciously prepared for them. Martha was
funny, had a great sense of humor and was an excellent
storyteller...which made it fun to be in her presence.
She was very active in her community, always delivering food
baskets to families new to Kerens. She honored her God given
gift of hospitality by thousands of gestures of kindness
throughout her life: cards, phone calls, visits, casseroles,
and simple words of encouragement. She was an inspiration
and a mentor to many by example. Martha made an impact on
everyone she met and truly invested herself in the lives of
Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 6th from 5-7 p.m. at
Paschal Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at First
Baptist Church Kerens at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7th with Bro.
Danny Sandifer officiating. Pallbearers will be Kip Whorton,
Russ Crawford, Buster Atkeisson, Norton Conner, Coy
Lancaster and Shelton Sayles. Honorary Pallbearer, Don
Paschal. Burial will follow in the
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to FBC Children's
Playground Fund, FBC Building Fund, or your favorite charity
Scott David Van Buskirk
Jun 27, 1963 - Sep 30, 2021
David Van Buskirk passed away in Sherman, Texas on September
30, 2021 from complications of diabetes. Scott was born on
June 27, 1963, in Wurzburg, Germany to David and Charlotte
Scott graduated from Seymour High School in Seymour, Indiana
in 1981, where he was a varsity athlete in football,
wrestling, and track & field. Scott went on to attend
Valparaiso University before transferring to Baylor
University, where he graduated with a BBA in Management
Information Systems. After graduation, Scott went on to work
for several consulting firms in the oil & gas industry,
advancing to the level of full partner. Due to health
reasons, Scott was forced to retire from
PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2015.
Scott is survived by his son Chris Van Buskirk of Boston,
MA, wife Vivianne Van Buskirk of Dallas, TX, and
stepchildren Laura Bryn Neuhoff of Washington D.C.,
Christopher Neuhoff of Dallas, TX, Kathleen Neuhoff of
Dallas, TX, and Collin Neuhoff of Austin, TX. He is also
survived by his parents David and Charlotte Van Buskirk of
Sherman, TX, sister Nancy (Greg) Kirkpatrick of Sherman, TX,
nieces Kelly (Matt) Davis of Plano, TX, Lindsay (Greg)
Millerick of McKinney, TX, and Emily (Brett) Hensley of
Fayetteville, AR, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A funeral service will be held at Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church in Corsicana, TX on Thursday, October 7,
2021 at 10 o'clock in the morning. Serving as pallbearers
are Gregory Millerick, Matt Davis, Brett Hensley and Jeff
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to James L.
Collins Catholic School, The American Diabetes Association
or an organization of your choosing in Scott's memory.
To share memories and condolences with the Van Buskirk
family, please go to www.corleyfuneralhome.com
Maxine Britt Wheeler
Abt 1925 - Sep 20, 2021
Funeral service for Maxine Britt
Wheeler, 96, formerly of Corsicana, passed away on September 20,
2021 in Tyler. Viewing will be held on Friday, September 24,
2021 at Emanuel Funeral Home of Corsicana from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Funeral will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at
The Woodland Cemetery,
Corsicana at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at The Woodland
Cemetery, Corsicana. Emanuel Funeral Home of Corsicana will
handle all funeral arrangements.
Lee Toms, Jr.
Aug 15, 1926 - Sep 26, 2021
Also know as Papa Lee, Big Daddy,
Chief and Inspector.
Lee, was born on 8/15/1926 and went to be with his lord on
Lee, was born in Alma, Texas to Willie and Ola Toms. He had
two brothers Eddie and McBurnett Toms.
Lee is proceeded in death by his son Donnie Toms, his
daughter Cathy Bickel,
His son in law Robert Weaver, and his granddaughter Meesha
Lee leaves behind his wife of over 40 years Mary Coley, two
daughters Mary Jean Weaver and Darlene Warren and husband
John Warren. His grandchildren Chris Warren, Steven Warren,
Jodi Dickerson and husband Shane, Tresa Shimonek and her
husband Kenny. Jeff Weaver, Amanda Toms, and Don Brashear.
He also had 16 great grandchildren and 10 great great
Lee was a Seaman in the Navy from 1944-1952. He served on
the USS Barton and USS Walke. Once leaving the service he
became chief inspector for the pipeline, a job he held for
over 50 years. Lee was considered one of the best inspectors
in the entire country. Which is a credit to his work ethic
because Lee had no education past 8th grade. He left school
to work in the fields to help support his family. Then he
joined the military. He did however get to graduate
Corsicana High School with honors in 2001 when he was 75
years old. That is one of the things he was most proud of.
He was also one of Navarro County's oldest WWII veterans.
But mostly he was proud of his grandchildren and his great
grand children. Lee was a staple at the Mildred baseball
fields for 8 straight years. Lee loved to tell a good story,
so you can bet if you saw him you were going to get one.
Mostly about his grandkids. Although mostly known for
stories, the other thing people remember him by was his
whistling. He did it everywhere he went. You could hear him
coming way before you could see him coming.
Our family would like to give a special thanks to his
granddaughter Jodi Dickerson and the nurses and staff at
Legends Oak in Waxahachie for taking care of him and loving
him like family.
Big Daddy, we love you, we will miss you, thank you for
picking us to be your family. We were blessed by you.
Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept 30.
Graveside immediately following at
Jan 4, 1927 - Sep 24, 2021
Joe Bruner of Midland went to his heavenly home on September
24, 2021. Joe was a beloved husband, father and grandad. He
was born on January 4, 1927 to Patti and W.L. Bruner in
Rural Shade, Texas. Joe graduated from Kerens High School in
1945, after high school he was drafted into the United
States Army and served in Europe as a Quartermaster during
the occupation of Germany.
After the war, he made his way to West Texas to work in the
oil and gas industry. He and his wife Shirley settled in
Midland where they lived for many years and raised 3 boys.
After retiring from Exxon, he spent his time gardening,
cattle ranching and enjoying time with his children,
grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Joe thrived in the
outdoors, enjoyed physical labor, had a soft spot for his
cattle and he loved his family.
Joe is survived by his wife Shirley Bruner of Midland;
brother and sister-in-law Harold and Lynda Bruner of
Lubbock, son Bobby Bruner and his wife Sharon Felts of San
Angelo, son and daughter-in-law Kyle and Kim Bruner of
Kingsland, Grandchildren: Erica Nickols, Ashley Warren, Jake
Bruner, Kellsey Bruner and Austin Bruner and 6
He is preceded in death by his oldest son David Bruner, and
brothers Sam Bruner and Kenneth Bruner.
A private graveside service will be held on Monday,
September 27, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Resthaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers and in remembrance of Joe's life, the
family asks that any charitable donations be made to the
WoundedWarriorProject.org or a tribute gift to The
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle &
Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online
condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com
James Eugene "Jim" Wood
Aug 2, 1946 - Sep 29, 2021
incomparable husband, father, and friend, Jim Wood was a man
whose character was illustrated through his kindness, work
ethic, sense of humor, steady nature, tenacity, endless
optimism, and unfailing integrity.
Jim was born to Jane and Eugene Wood on August 2, 1946 in
Hillsboro, TX. The family moved to McAllen in the Rio Grande
valley in 1951, and then to Corsicana, TX in 1956, when Rev.
Wood became the pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Jim graduated from Corsicana High School in 1964, then went
on to play football at Southern Methodist University. He
later transferred to Texas A&M, where he earned his Bachelor
of Science (1970) and Master of Science (1971) in
meteorology. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S.
Army Chemical Corps and rose to the rank of Captain before
being honorably discharged. Jim had a patriotic spirit and
was proud to do his duty for what he always called "the
greatest country in the world".
While at SMU, Jim met Amelia Cross on a blind date, and they
married in July of 1970. Amelia was the love and light of
his life for over 51 years. Their daughter Lora was born in
1972, followed by son Bill in 1975. The family lived in
Corsicana, where Jim built a successful business as a State
Farm agent, retiring in 2013 after 40 years.
Jim grew up surrounded by an extended family full of
readers, writers, preachers, fishermen, hunters, and
travelers. His father and paternal grandfather were both
fishermen as well as ministers. His grandfather Wood was
also an avid hunter. His childhood was full of the outdoors.
The family took regular fishing trips to Rockport, TX and
also traveled frequently to Ruidoso, NM, where he spent
hours playing in the woods and river, learning to appreciate
the mountains as much as the coast. He was a lover of
travel, wildlife, natural scenery, and outdoor activity. No
one could spot a deer faster or farther away. As a dad, he
gave his children similar experiences, taking them camping
and fishing and snow skiing. He taught an appreciation for
the natural world, encouraged adventure, and framed all of
life as an endless blessing from the Almighty. He smiled and
laughed constantly, and was never afraid to be silly to
entertain his children and grandchildren. He loved stories
in all forms, whether reading, telling, or listening to
them. This also naturally made him a history buff with
particular interests in World War II and the history of the
One of the greatest influences on Jim's life and character
was his experience as co-captain of the Corsicana High
School football team that won the 1963 State Championship.
The football years helped shape him into a leader of
strength and integrity. He was known by his team for his
grit and his determined attitude. He and three other Tigers
went on to play for the SMU Mustangs on football
scholarships, including his friend, Don Denbow, who also
became his college roommate. They jokingly told tales of
being the "poor country kids" amongst the more affluent
attendees. His favorites included how they gathered their
classmates' cast-off coke bottles to turn in for cash, and
how they had boxes of dented cans of chili stashed under
their beds, given to them by Mr. Herb Johnson who worked at
the Wolf Brand chili factory in Corsicana. In 1966, Jim
played on the SMU Mustangs SWC Championship team and went on
to play Georgia in the Cotton Bowl. Jim could tell football
stories for hours; it seemed he could recall the details of
any and every play, and his gratitude for being blessed with
those experiences was forever evident. He remained close
friends with both coaches and teammates throughout his life.
Jim's characteristic fearlessness in taking whatever he
determined to be the right course of action was the
foundation of his ability as a leader and as a pillar in the
community. As a lifelong member of Westminster Presbyterian,
he served in every possible capacity, including deacon,
elder, trustee, Sunday school teacher, and committee member.
He served several terms on the YMCA Board, including twice
as President. He also served on the boards of the Salvation
Army, Family Services, and the Humane Society of Navarro
County. He supported nearly every local charity, bought from
every kid with a school fundraiser, and volunteered for
everything from little league baseball coach to shelter dog
walker. He was a doer and a problem solver, methodical and
persistent, always ready to "take positive action," as he
called it, toward whatever goal he deemed worthy. He was not
one to sit still for long. Nor was he interested in hearing
about what you were against; he would rather hear about what
you were for, and then to help you achieve it. Devoted
service and productive action were hallmarks of his life.
Jim passed away peacefully at his home in Corsicana on
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 after a long battle with
Alzheimer's disease. He was 75 years old.
The family is extremely grateful to Dalia Cleveland and to
the staff of New Century Hospice for their excellent care
and their tremendous kindness during the final weeks of his
He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. Eugene
Wood and Jane Wood. He is survived by his wife, Amelia;
sisters, Betsy Gordon and Dorothy Rutledge; daughter, Lora
Plemons (John Paul) of Blooming Grove; son, Bill Wood
(Robin) of Allen; and grandchildren, Claire Plemons, Peyton
Duncan, Ashlyn Wood, Alyssa Wood, and Janie Plemons; aunt,
Mary Louise Wood; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation will be held Monday, October 4 from 5-7 p.m. at
Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday,
October 5 at 10:30am at Westminster Presbyterian Church in
Corsicana. Interment to follow at
Pallbearers will be Bill Maupin, Don Denbow, John Harper,
B.J. Coker, Marc Maxwell, Mike Miller, Dave Ralston, John
Stover, and Terry Seth. Serving as Honorary pallbearers are
the members and coaches of the 1963 CHS State Champion
Memorial contributions in Jim's name may be made to the
YMCA, the Humane Society of Navarro County, The Alzheimer's
Association, or Westminster Presbyterian Church.
"Steven" (Westbrook) Sanders
May 3, 1931 - Sep 24, 2021
Ann Sanders died at a Waxahachie, TX, nursing home on
September 24, 2021 aged 90. She was born in Kerens, TX, May
3, 1931, to Adren and Lula McSpadden Westbrook. She
Blooming Grove High School in 1948 and
graduated from the University of North Texas in 1952. On
June 13, 1953, she married Richard Morgan Sanders, Sr., in
Blooming Grove, TX.
In 1957, the couple moved to Kaufman where they raised their
family of three children. Wanda began teaching language arts
and social studies in Kaufman School District in 1967 and
continued until her retirement after 29 years in 1996.
Wanda was a loyal member of the First United Methodist
Church of Kaufman for 65 years. She served in many areas of
the church. Richard and Wanda were among the founding
members of the Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class, and she
was a teacher of the class for many years. She sang in the
choir and was an active member of the United Methodist
Especially after her retirement, she was active in local
organizations often holding offices in them. Among these are
Clover Club and Delta Kappa Gamma. She also was active in
the Friends of the Kaufman County Library and volunteered at
the library delivering books to shut-ins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son
Richard Morgan Sanders, Jr, grandson Travis Morgan Sanders,
and sister Pattye Lou Highley. She is survived by her
daughter, Kimberly Ann and husband Donny Scott of Blooming
Grove, TX; son, Justin Marshall and wife Deirdre Sanders of
Mobile, AL; daughter-in-law, Regina Sanders of Lawrence, KS;
granddaughter, Rebecca Allison and husband Brent Carnagie;
and three great grandchildren, Houstyn Monroe Carnagie,
Myric Levi Carnagie, and Lane Morgan Carnagie all of Eudora,
KS. She is also survived by her sister, Adrelyn "Babe"
Crider of Breckinridge, TX, as well as by beloved nieces,
nephews, and many Westbrook and McSpadden cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First
United Methodist Church of Kaufman, Blooming Grove United
Methodist Church, or Friends of the Kaufman County Library.
A memorial service is planned for October 9, 2021, at the
First United Methodist Church of Kaufman.
Haleigh Frances Heath
Apr 9, 2003 - Sep 5, 2021
Frances Heath, age 18, of Chatfield, TX, passed away on
September 5, 2021 in Wyoming while attending college.
She was born on April 9, 2003 in Hillsboro, TX to Charles
and Krystalyn Faith (Tingle) Heath. Funeral services will be
held at 10:00 AM Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Marshall
and Marshall Funeral Directors in Whitney, Texas with Mr.
Billy Tingle officiating. A visitation will be held from 6-8
p.m. Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Marshall and Marshall
Haleigh graduated from Kerens High School where she was
involved in the band program and FFA. She was a diesel
mechanic student at WyoTech in Wyoming.
She is preceded in death by her sister, Emily Rose Heath;
and grandfather, John Preston Heath.
Haleigh is survived by her parents, Charles Preston Heath
and wife, Krystalyn Faith Heath; brother, Charlie Heath;
grandparents, Connie Heath, Mary Moon and spouse, Rick
Tingle and spouse; uncles, John Heath and spouse, Clay
Heath, Billy Tingle and spouse; along with many great aunts,
great uncles, cousins, family and friends.
Lance Edward Reed
Apr 7, 1962 - Apr 4, 2022
Lance Edward Reed, 59 of
Frost, Texas passed away April 4, 2022. He was born April 7,
1962, in Dallas, Texas to Kennith and Joan Reed.
At an early age, Lance moved to Frost where he graduated
from Frost High School in 1980, then attended Navarro
College. He was employed at Regal International in Corsicana
for over 20 years, later becoming partner in Core Rubber and
was most recently self-employed. Lance served on the Frost
City Council as Alderman and also as Mayor. He was currently
serving with the Frost Cemetery Association. Lance's
favorite hobby was deer hunting. He always looked forward to
the fall and deer season. He also enjoyed watching John
Lance is preceded in death by his father, Kennith Reed. He
is survived by his wife, Marilyn Reed; mother, Joan Reed;
daughter Jessica Reed and her partner Tim Statum; brother
Clay Reed and wife Debbie; brothers-in-law Jerry Drake and
John Drake, wife Sara; nieces and nephews Amanda Martin,
Zach Reed, Courtney Keith, Camden Martin, Kierra Smith,
Jeremy Drake, Jeffrey Drake, Melina Drake, Tristin Drake,
and Hagen Drake.
Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2022
at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Funeral
service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2022
at Griffin-Roughton. Burial will be at the
Pallbearers will be Don Ballew, Cody Ballew, David Watson,
Zach Reed, Caleb Martin, and Tim Statum.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Frost
Community Center Food Pantry 217 N. Garrity Frost, Texas
76641, or Frost Cemetery Association P.O. Box 178 Frost,
Lance Edward Reed Obituary
We are sad to announce that on April 4, 2022, at the age of 59,
Lance Edward Reed of Frost, Texas, born in Dallas, Texas passed
away. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial
page of Lance Edward Reed to pay them a last tribute.
He was predeceased by : his father Kennith Reed. He is survived
by : his mother Joan Reed; his wife Marilyn Reed; his daughter
Jessica Reed (Tim Statum); his brother Clay Reed (Debbie); his
brothers-in-law, Jerry Drake and John Drake (Sara); and his
nieces and nephews, Amanda Martin, Zach Reed, Courtney Keith,
Camden Martin, Kierra Smith, Jeremy Drake, Jeffrey Drake, Melina
Drake, Tristin Drake and Hagen Drake.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Frost
Community Center Food Pantry 217 N. Garrity Frost, Texas 76641,
or Frost Cemetery Association P.O. Box 178 Frost, Texas 76641.
Patricia Ann Mullin
Jul 9, 1961 - Sep 13, 2021
Funeral service for Patricia
Ann Mullin, passed away September 13, 2021 in Corsicana. Viewing
will be held on Friday, September 17 at Emanuel Funeral Home of
Corsicana from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Funeral will be held on
Saturday, September 18 at Emanuel Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m.
with burial to follow in
Emanuel Funeral Home of Corsicana will handle funeral
Wesley "JW" Bowden
Sep 7 , 1907 - Aug 31, 1999
Montalba- J. W. Bowden, 91,died in
Graveside services: Chapel of the Air in Land of Memory Cemetery
J. W. Bowden was born in Tarrant County. He was former owner of
J. W. Bowden Concrete Products from 1947 to 1972 and Farmers
Tractor Co. from 1953 to 1960.
He was a member of the Palestine Industrial Foundation.
Survivors: wife of 72 years, Clifford A. Bowden; son, Don Bowden
of Palestine; brothers, Warren Murphy of Corsicana, Leland
Murphy of Athens and Tom Murphy of Conroe; three grandchildren;
and two great grandchildren.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram 1999
Land of Memory Cemetery,
Palestine, Anderson Co., TX
Theresa Jane (Teinert)
Jul 2, 1932 - Mar 28, 2022
Theresa Jane Allen of Tyler, TX, passed away March 28, 2022,
at the age of 89. She was born in Copperas Cove, TX, on July
2, 1932, the youngest of 10 children, to G. J. and Wanda
Teinert, a family descended from the group of German Wends
who settled near Serbin, TX in the 1850s, seeking religious
and cultural freedom. She graduated from high school in
Pearsall, TX, where she excelled as a scholar and athlete.
Theresa attended Southwest Texas State College in San
Marcos, TX, and after graduation, married Murry Holditch.
They had 3 children - Terry, Murry Jr. and Greg. Murry Sr.
passed away in 1966. Subsequently, Theresa obtained her
master's degree in counseling from Arizona State University
after winning 1 of 30 scholarships from a nationwide pool of
4000 applicants. She was a life-long educator�classroom
teacher, guidance counselor and education service center
Theresa married Eldean "Dink" Allen in 1968. He passed away
in 1995. Murry Jr. also preceded her in death in 2008.
Theresa enjoyed traveling, reading, sports, classical music
and the Hallmark channel. Most of all, she loved her family
and friends. She is survived by her brother Willard Teinert
and wife Ann, of Bryan, TX; daughter Terry Holditch Witter,
son Greg Holditch and wife Karen, all of Tyler, TX;
daughter-in-law Dianna Holditch of Nashville, TN;
grandchildren and great-grandchildren Andrew, David, Emily,
Nick, Trey, Zach, Brey, Ella and Adley; numerous nieces and
nephews; and many dear friends.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 9, 2022, at
1 p.m., First Presbyterian Church chapel, 230 W. Rusk
Street, Tyler, TX 75701. In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made in Theresa's memory to East Texas Symphony
Orchestra, P.O. Box 6323, Tyler, TX 75711; Pets Fur People,
1823 County Road 386, Tyler, TX 75708; or a charity of your
- 1st husband Murray Wayne
Holditch, Sr. 2nd husband Eldean "Dink" Allen d/o Gerhard
John Teinert and Theresia Wanda (Schneider) Teinert
- Boren-Conner Funeral
Rose Hill Cemetery,
Blooming Grove, Navarro County, Texas
- Submitted by
Albert Jordon Williams
Sep 18, 1884 - May 4, 1958
A. J. Williams Burial Thursday
Funeral services for A. J. Williams, 73 , who died in Dallas
Tuesday were held from the Chapel of the First Presbyterian
church in Dallas Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
A second service at
Oakwood cemetery here Thursday at 2:30 p.m. was conducted by
Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian
Williams was a retired Texas Company employe and resided in
Corsicana for 30 years prior to moving to Dallas five years ago.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha McDaniel Williams, and a
daughter, Mrs. Nettie Pearl Brown, both of Dallas; a brother,
Robert B. Williams, Breckenridge, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Jesse N. Carson, Kenneth N. Belew, Billy J.
Browne, Tommy Floyd, Frank Irwin and Herman Magnenat.
John Wiley Freeman
Nov 30, 1886 - Dec 17, 1958
John Freeman Dies Wednesday
John W. Freeman, 72, Route 4, Corsicana, retired farmer died in
Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning.
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at
2 p.m. with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Guy
Phillips, pastor of the First Assembly of God Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florence Freeman; a son, James
Henry Freeman, Palmer; two daughters, Mrs. Rachel Virginia
Osborne, Kerrville, and Mrs. Laura Juanita Wooten, Corsicana; 14
grandchildren, a brother, J. B. Freeman, Groesbeck; two sisters,
Mrs. Myrtle Palmer, Ft. Worth, and Mrs. Ivie Jones, Houston and
Nov 12, 1900 - Mar 9, 1975
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Florence Freeman, 74, resident of Corsicana, who
died Sunday in Paulyne�s Convalescent Home.
Rev. David Williams will officiate, and burial will be atOakwood Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, James H. Freeman of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Rachel V. Osborne of Kirville, and Mrs. Laura
Juanita Wooden of Pleasant Grove, 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and a brother, John H. Ray of Garland.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Annie O'Neal Kennemore,
Jan 13, 1892 - Feb 26, 1958
Miss Kennemore Services Sunday
Funeral services for Miss Annie Kennemore, 66, long-time Corsicana resident, who died at her home, 1308 Hackberry with a
heart attack Wednesday afternoon, will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m.
The rites will be conducted by rev. William J. Moore, pastor of the Westside Baptist church. Burial will be in the
Miss Kennemore was reared in Purdon.
Surviving are a brother, Henry Kennemore, Purdon; Jerry Kennemore, Corsicana; Thomas E. Kennemore, Dallas; Mrs. Claudine Farmer, Austin; Mrs. Annie May Merrell, El Paso; and Misses
Doris Jean and Pauline Kennemore, both of Corsicana, nieces and nephews whom she reared, and a number of other nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Thomas E. Kennemore, Jerry Kennemore, Robert Kennemore, Abb Kennemore, L. H. and N. C. Kennemore, all nephews.
Abner B. �Abb� Kennemore
Nov 3, 1905 - Feb 16, 1970
Abb Kennemore Dies At Conroe
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Corley Funeral Home for Abb Kennemore, 64, who died Monday in Conroe.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Kennemore of Conroe; three brothers, Robert of Fort Worth, Thomas E., of Dallas and
Jerry of Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. Bertha Pillans of Rusk, Mrs. Claudine Farmer and Miss Pauline Kennemore of Austin, Mrs.
Annie May Merrell of Amarillo and Mrs. Doris Gay, all of Corsicana; and other relatives.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb 16, 1970
- Submitted by
- h/o Myrtie Melissa (Tiner)
Kennemore married Jul. 26, 1933 s/o David Edward Kennemore
and Fannie (McDonald) Kennemore
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Abb Kennemore who die Monday in Conroe. The
rites will be conducted by Rev. Mickey Loftis with interment in Resthaven Memorial Park. [Changed
Survivors include his wife, three brothers, five sisters, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be N. C., Lloyd and David Kennemore, Lewis Owens, Dave Barton and O�Neal Wilcox.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Abb Kennemore, 64, who died Monday in Conroe. The Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated. Burial was changed to
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Kennemore of Victoria; five sisters, three brothers and other relatives.
Mar 24, 1879 - Jan 9, 1958
William Quinn Services Friday
Funeral services for William Quinn, 78, retired, who died at his home in Dallas Thursday morning, were held at Oakwood cemetery,
here Friday at 10:30 a.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. B. Thomas Tribble, pastor of the Central Methodist church.
The body laid in state at the McCammon Chapel until the funeral hour.
Quinn was connected with the Nicholson seed company in Dallas for many years, prior to his retirement.
Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Jean Jester Quinn, Dallas, formerly of Corsicana.
Pallbearers were Jack Almond, Douglas Almond, Billy Gibson, Frost Justiss, Alton Justiss, Dell Kneale, Samueal Kneale and Dicky Calkins, cousins.
Feb 18, 1920 - May 7, 2013
Childress Collier was born in Rankin, Texas February 18,
1920 to Ethel Derden Childress and Charley Clay Childress.
She married Tommy Ray Collier on May 24, 1941 in Waxahachie,
Texas and they enjoyed 54 years of marriage together.
Soon after her husband left for the war in 1941 she went to
work at Consolidated Aircraft in Ft Worth and became a true
Rosie the Riveter shooting rivets into the wings of bombers
during 1942 and 1943. After the war, Tommie & Charlene moved
to Emhouse & raised their three children.
She was always involved in her children's activities at
church and at school and later in life remained busy every
day doing something for others. She loved being outdoors and
tending to her yard & cattle. When she went inside she was
busy with her hands. She learned from her grandmother how to
work with her hands, sewing, crocheting and quilting.
She was a very talented & creative lady that could see a
picture of something & duplicate it. For all the years of
her life she made curtains, pillows, party dresses, coats,
costumes, bridesmaid & wedding dresses & in later years
devoted herself to making quilts. As a hand quilter she has
spent long hours & many days at the quilt frame, but piecing
quilts gave her great pleasure. She found a peace in the
quiet world of silent stitches. She completed quilts for all
her children and grandchildren and lots of special friends
and relatives. This was her gift of time for times to come.
She passed on those simple treasures that cannot be mass
produced. May beautiful memories of her will always be
quilted together in our hearts.
She is survived by her children, Barbara Watkins & husband
Ronny, Charles Collier and wife Bobbie and Debby Bryant and
husband Marc; five grandchildren, Brandye West and husband
Tom, Kevin Collier and wife Elizabeth, Caryn Collier and
husband Les McKay, Becky Sultan and husband Bryan & Matthew
Bryant and wife Beth; three great grandchildren, Gavin
Collier, Luke Bryant and Grayson McKay.
She was a member of Northside Baptist Church & worked in the
Care Center & cooked on Wednesdays for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and
four brothers and one sister and many dear family members
Visitation will be Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 5:00-7:00pm at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
She will be remembered in a funeral service on 2:00pm
Friday, May 10, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Pallbearers will be Kevin Collier, Matthew Bryant, Tom West,
Bryan Sultan. Les McKay and Scott Watkins. Honorary
pallbearers will be Wayne Nelson, John F. Henderson, John
Paul Collier and Brett Watkins.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Northside
Baptist Church Care Center or an organization of your
"Sallie" (Pugh) Fendley
Apr 1, 1862 - Jun 4, 1958
Thursday Rites For Mrs. Fendley
Mrs. C. M. Fendley, long-time Corsicana resident, died at her
home, 710 West Third avenue, Wednesday night following a brief
Funeral services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon
Chapel with burial in
The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the
First Methodist church, which she was a long-time member.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Ethel Fendley, and a son,
Harrison Fendley, both of Corsicana, and a grandson, Harry
Fendley, Harvard Law School.
Pallbearers were Dr. E. H. Newton, Allyn Gordon, Robert Bowers,
Eugene Stewart, H. E. Smalling, T. H. Buschaus, Elmer Pryor, Guy
Buck, W. C. Lewis, J. I. Ellett, George Hudson and C. M.
Aug 1887 - Sep 24, 1965
Miss Fendley Services Held
Final rites for Miss Ethel Fendley, retired postal clerk, who
died early Friday at her home, 610 West Third avenue, were held
Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.
The services were conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of
the First Methodist church, of which she was a member, assisted
by Rev. Leon Baze, assistant pastor.
Miss Fendley was a member of the Corsicana Lodge No. 118, Order
of the Eastern Star. She was a longtime active member of the B.
P. W. Club here.
Surviving are a brother, Harrison Fendley, Corsicana; a nephew,
Harry Fendley, Dallas; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Walter Fendley
and Mrs. Harrison Fendley, both of Corsicana, and other
Pallbearer were Eugene Stewart, Elmer Pryor, Claude Pickering,
Roland Bee, Alton Justiss, W. C. O�Neal, L. P. Tilton, W. C.
Sullivan, Pat Barton and Jerry Roe.
Apr 16, 1885 - Mar 11, 1958
Warren Kerr Dies Tuesday Morning
Warren Kerry, 72, former Corsicana resident, hotel clerk, died
in Longview early Tuesday morning. He had been in Longview 35
years and was a clerk at the Mobly Hotel where he resided.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley
Chapel with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Alex
Cox, pastor of the First Christian church, and Rev. Alex Cox,
pastor of the First Christian church, and Rev. Eugene E. Wood,
pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. T. R. McAfee, Corsicana; a nephew,
Kenneth McAfee, Austin; an aunt, Mrs. N. F. Garrett, Corsicana,
and other relatives.
Maggie Jewell (Lynch)
Aug 31, 1907 - Jun 13, 1958
Services Sunday For Mrs. Beene
Funeral services for Mrs. Jewell Been, 50, of Dallas, who died
in the Navarro Clinic Friday morning were held from the Corley
Chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Furr, pastor of the
Hillcrest Baptist church in Dallas, assisted by Rev. A. M.
Stone, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church here. Burial was in
Mrs. Beene was a native of Cherokee county and was employed by
the United Wholesale Company in Dallas.
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Lula Lynch; a brother, Edgar B.
Lynch; three sisters, Miss Jessie Lynch; Mrs. Lola Townley and
Mrs. Howard Wilson, all of Corsicana, and a number of nieces,
nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were employes of the United Wholesale Company.
Lula Dixie (Ford) Lynch
Feb 01, 1888 - Jun 27, 1973
Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Lula D.
Lynch, 85, of Corsicana who died Wednesday morning at her home.
Burial will take place in
Mrs. Lynch is survived by one son, Edgar Lynch of Corsicana; two
daughters, from Corsicana, Miss Jessie Lynch and Mrs. Townley,
and another daughter, Mrs. Howard Wilson, Dresden; and two
sisters, Mrs. Lela Jordon of Cedar Creek, and Mrs. Mattie
Johnson of Malakoff.
Ralph Alexander Beaton
Feb 13, 1879 - Dec 17, 1958
Ralph Beaton Rites Friday
Funeral services for Ralph A. Beaton, 79, Corsicana native, who
died in Baylor hospital Wednesday, were held Friday at 10 a.m.
from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in
The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the
Westminister Presbyterian church.
Beaton moved to Dallas in 1913 and organized the Continental
Building and Loan Association. He later was connected with the
Texas Railroad commission and had been with this agency 25 years
when he retired in 1951.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. E. Y. Chambers, Roswell, N. M.; a
brother, Walter Beaton, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. E. H.
Kimball, Dallas; Mrs. L. H. Gross, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. A.
J. Carpenter, Hot Springs, Ark.; four grandchildren, four
great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were C. A. Vaughn, Ed M. Polk, Joe Simkins, A. J.
Bell, Glynn Bell, R. H. Cummins, E. H. Kimball and Gus Berry.
Iona (Thornell) Ennes
Nov 12, 1917 - Nov 18, 1958
Mrs. L. D. Ennes Dies In Dallas
Mrs. L. D. Ennes, 41, native Corsicanan, but a resident of
Dallas for several years, died unexpectedly early Tuesday at her
home in Dallas. She was a daughter of Mrs. Lois Taylor Thornell
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from Corley�s
chapel with Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of First Christian church,
officiating. Burial will be in
Mrs. Ennes is survived by her husband of Dallas; her mother,
Mrs. Thornell of Corsicana; one brother, Max Thornell, and two
nephews, Mike and Tom Thornell of Sweetwater, and other
James Derwood Lynch
Sep 7, 1916 - Jun 5, 1964
James D. Lynch Dies In Dallas
James D. Lynch, 57, of 4008 Laforge street, Dallas, died in
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the
Cave-Smith Chapel in Dallas with graveside services at
here Sunday at 4 p.m. with McCammon directing local
Surviving are his wife of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret
E. Florence, Mrs. Charles E. Hudnall and Sheryl Annett Lynch;
two sons, D. W. and Roger Keith Lynch, all of Dallas; four
grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Elenora Allen, Mexia; three
brothers, W. M. Lynch, J. C. Laseter and Marvin Laseter, all of
Houston, and other relatives.
Novaline (Molloy) Wilson
Jun 5, 1883 - Jan 10, 1958
Mrs. Joe Wilson Rites Saturday
Funeral services for Mrs. Joe W. Wilson, 74, who died at her
home, 1394 West Seventh avenue early Friday, were held from the
McCammon Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial was in
The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, minister of the
Westminister Presbyterian church, of which Mrs. Wilson was a
Mrs. Wilson was born near Rice and had resided in Corsicana 50
Surviving are a son, Joe W. Wilson, Victoria; a grand-daughter,
Joann Wilson, Victoria; a brother, L. C. Molloy, Austin; a
sister, Mrs. Julian (Dude) Ransom, Corsicana, and other
Pallbearers were Bill Lang, Allen Molloy, Dr. Robert Lang,
Milton Molloy, H. D. Redden, Julian Redden, L. M. Hall, Jr., and
J. T. Cavender.
�Lizzie� (Curtis) Nichol
Dec 1864 - May 25, 1958
Monday Services For Mrs. Nicol
Funeral services for Mrs. W. H. Nichol, 92, who died in Bastrop
Sunday while visiting relatives, were held Monday at 2 p.m. from
the McCammon Chapel.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Fred C. Wolf Jr., rector of St.
John�s Episcopal church. Burial was in
Surviving are two sons, H. C. (Bert) Nichol, Corsicana, and
Reggie M. Nicol, Bastrop; three sisters, Mrs. J. M. Gordon and
Mrs. Mary Curtis Harris, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ralph C.
Tapp, Phoenix, Ariz., and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Wm. V. Mowlam, Thomas Curtis, Jimmy Gordon,
Albert Frey, Carl Mirus, Ed M. Polk and Robert Hamilton.
Curtis �Bert� Nichol
Apr 20, 1892 - Dec 9, 1963
Thursday Rites For Bert Nichol
Funeral services for H. C. (Bert) Nichol, 71, of 1242 West Fifth
avenue, who died in the Lisbon (Dallas) VA hospital Tuesday
morning, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon
Chapel with burial in
The rites will be conducted by Father Arthur Lockhart, Athens
Native of Corsicana, Nicol was a retired welder. He served four
years in the U. S. Navy and returned to the Navy for service
during World War I.
Surviving are a brother, Reginald Nichol, Jacksonville; and
other relatives. His wife the former Miss Annie Beal Clarkson,
died several years ago.
Pallbearers will be Albert Frey, Charles Frey, Tom Spikes, Wm.
Clarkson, III; Roy Peebles, Charles J. Davis, Hubert Braselton,
Fred Bone, Thomas Curtis and W. W. Gage.
Hattie Jane (Curtis) Gordon
Feb 25, 1870 - Mar 14, 1961
Mrs. J. M. Gordon Dies Tuesday, Rites Saturday
Mrs. J. M. Gordon, 91, died at the family home, 614 West Fifth
avenue Tuesday afternoon following a heart attack.
Native of Virginia, Mrs. Gordon had resided in Texas most of her
life and in Corsicana more than a half century.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hallie Hampton and Mrs. Minnie
Lemon, both of Corsicana, and Edwin Gordon, Denver, Colo.; a
grandson, Jack Hampton, San Angelo; six grandchildren and other
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from St. John�s
Episcopal church with burial in
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Sam Hulsey, rector.
Pallbearers will be Bert Nicol, W. V. Mowlam, Carl Mirus, Albert
Frey, E. M. Polk, C. A. Gordon and W. A. Lang.
McCammon will direct
Mrs. J. M. Gordon Rites Saturday
Final rites for Mrs. J. M. Gordon, 91, who died of a heart
attack at her home, 614 West Fifth avenue, Tuesday, were held
Saturday at 3 p.m. from St. John�s Episcopal church.
The services were conducted by Rev. Sam Hulsey, rector assisted
by Dr. Floyd E. Johnson, pastor of the First Methodist church.
Burial was in
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hallie Hampton and Mrs. Minnie
Lemon, both of Corsicana; two sons, Jimmy Gordon, Denver, Colo.;
a grandson, Jack Hampton, San Angelo; six great-grandchildren,
two sisters, Mrs. Mary Harris, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ralph C. Tapp,.
Phoenix, Ariz; and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Bert Nicol, M. V. Mowlam, Carl Mirus, Albert
Frey, Ed. M. Polk, C. A. Gordon and W. A. Lang.
Feb 29, 1872 - Mar 31, 1958
Tuesday Services For Mrs. Frazier
Funeral services for Mrs. J. S. Frazier, 86, native of Navarro,
who died at her home in the Roane community Monday morning, were
held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Perdue, New London, former
pastor of the Roane Baptist church, and Rev. Fred Chapman,
pastor of the Roane church. Burial was in
Surviving are two sons, A. V. and J. C. Frazier, both of Roane;
five daughters, Mrs. J. W. Bragg, Roane; Ms. R. A. Jones,
Corsicana; Mrs. H. D. Bentley, Plainview; Mrs. W. L. Jones,
Luling; Mrs. H. R. Fluker, Roane; three brothers, Amos and Will
Boyd, both of Malakoff and Blair Boyd, Frost; a sister, Mrs.
George Shelton, Malakoff; 10 grandchildren, six
great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Sons-in-law were pallbearers.
Steven Bryan Frazier
Aug 21, 1964 - Sep 15, 1965
Frazier Child Rites Saturday
Funeral services for Steven Bryan Frazier, one-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Frazier, Jr., who died in Hot Springs, Ark.,
Wednesday afternoon will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday
at 2 p.m. with burial in
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Potts, pastor of the
First Baptist church.
Surviving are the parents of Hot Springs; and grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Vernon Clark, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Frazier, Axtell, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Earl Milner, Scott Felton, Richard Tazelka
and Billy Nichols.
Frazier Child Dies Wednesday
Steven Bryan Frazier, one-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Frazier, Jr., died in Hot Springs, Ark. Wednesday afternoon.
Graveside rites will be held at
Saturday at 2 p.m.
Surviving are the parents of Hot Springs, Ark. and grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Clark, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Frazier, Axtell, and other relatives.
Corley directs local arrangements.
Frazier Child Dies Wednesday
Steven Bryan Frazier, one-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Frazier, Jr., died in Hot Springs, Ark. Wednesday afternoon.
Graveside rites will be held at
Saturday at 2 p.m.
Surviving are the parents of Hot Springs, Ark. and grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Clark, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Frazier, Axtell, and other relatives.
Minnie (Chappell) Coleman
Mar 14, 1894 - Jan 21, 1972
STREETMAN - Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Coleman, 77, were to
be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob
Gaines officiating. Burial was to be in the
under direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
A native of Streetman, Mrs. Colman died Friday in Austin.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Grace Skibra of Austin
and Mrs. Bervis Hodge of Cavina, Calif.; four grandchildren, two
sisters and a brother.
Archie Eugene Gaddy, Sr.
Sep. 3, 1906 - May 24, 1972
A. E. Gaddy, Sr.
WAXAHACHIE - Archie Eugene Gaddy, Sr., 65, a resident of
Waxahachie for the past year and native of Streetman, died
Thursday morning in the hospital here. He was the retired
general manager of Bush Supply Co. in McAllen, where he had
resided for 20 years before moving to Waxahachie. He was a
member of St. Paul Episcopal Church here.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Episcopal Church
with the Rev. David McCord officiating. Graveside rites and
burial will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the
near Streetman under the direction of Boze-Mitchell Funeral Home
He is survived by his widow of Waxahachie; two sons, A. E. and
Sam H. Gaddy, both of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. H. L. Gatewood,
also of Dallas; and six grandchildren.
Ansel Enoch Gaddy
Dec 30, 1883 - Dec 24, 1959
Thomas David Gaddy
Jun 30, 1962 - Dec 10, 2005
Gaddy, Thomas David, Born June 30, 1962 in Dallas, Tx. and
passed away December 10, 2005 in Farmers Branch, Tx. Preceded in
death by father Sam H. Gaddy Sr., survived by mother, Arlene F.
Gaddy, brother Sam H. Gaddy, Jr., sister-in-law Kyra D. Gaddy,
nephew Joseph S. Gaddy and niece Hanna D. Gaddy. Tom never met a
stranger, only friends yet to be made.
Billy Winston Elias, Sr.
Dec 24, 1932 - Jan 19, 2021
Winston Elias Sr. of Corsicana, Texas passed away on
Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at a healthy age of 88. Billy was
born in Kilgore, TX on December 24, 1932 to the father,
William Elias and mother, Madeline Gibson. He received a
formal education, graduating from GW Jackson High School in
He was a man of ministry, who loved his community and shared
his gift of singing at a number of occasions annually. He
served his community faithfully and was on many local boards
throughout the years.
He loved spending time with people and when he had the
opportunity shared his wisdom and insight on many matters.
He was a man full of joy, compassion and strength. He loved
every bit of life here on earth. We are all grateful to have
seen him thrive like he did.
Billy is survived by his Elias/Lyles sons, Billy Jr.,
Michael, Stephen, David, Joseph, Joel, Aaron, and Jonathan.
His daughters, Debra, Pattie Jean, Stephanie, Belinda,
JacQueline, Rebekah, Keren and a host of grandchildren and
There will be a private memorial service scheduled for
Saturday, January 30, 2021.
Gary Lynn Tolbert
Jun 7, 1949 - Mar 3, 2021
by family, Gary Lynn Tolbert, 71 of Corsicana, Texas went to
be with the Lord on March 3, 2021 in Kerrville, Texas due to
complications from surgery. He was born in Borger, Texas to
Merle and Wanda Tolbert June 7, 1949. He married Sue Tolbert
July 3, 1976 in El Campo, Texas. After spending 40 years in
Corsicana, they recently relocated to Kerrville to enjoy
retirement in the Texas Hill Country.
Gary attended West Texas State University in Canyon on a
golf scholarship. He graduated with a B.S. in Social
Sciences and started his career as a social worker with the
State of Texas. Following that experience he began his
career in education and coaching, which he is most known and
loved for. He was a teacher and golf coach with Corsicana
ISD for 35 years. In 1984, he obtained M.S. in Education
from Stephen F. Austin State University. He is well known to
many former students as Coach Tolbert. He enjoyed all the
days spent golfing at CCC, fishing with friends and
travelling with Sue throughout the country, especially to
the mountains of New Mexico. He cherished his children and
jumped at every opportunity to spend time together.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Merle and Wanda
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sue Tolbert of
Corsicana TX; daughter, Kristen Andreasen and husband Andy,
Kerrville TX; son Shane Tolbert and fianc�, Gina Lutz, Santa
Fe NM; brother, Terry Tolbert and wife Debbie Tolbert
,Gilmer TX; Nephews, Travis Tolbert and wife Becky ,Hutto
TX, Barry Tolbert, Dallas TX ;mother-in-law Mary Heard,
Kerrville TX; brothers-in-law Jack and Carol Heard, Conroe
TX, Clint and Peggy Heard , Montgomery TX, Allen and Barbara
Heard, Metairie LA; nieces Jacklyn and Jeff Smejkal,
Woodlands TX, Megan and Tyler Seay Montgomery TX, Taylor
Heard, Houston TX; nephews, Scott and Hailey Heard, The
Woodlands TX, Michael Heard, Montgomery TX, Jack Heard,
Metairie LA, Ben Heard, Metairie LA.
Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, March 10 from 6-8
p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana TX.
A memorial service celebrating Gary's life will be held
March 11 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Corsicana TX
with Brother Danny Reeves officiating.
Condolences may be mailed to 374 Live Oak Lane, Kerrville
Texas 78028. Donations may be made in honor of Gary to First
Baptist Church Corsicana or the charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels
of Kerrville, Texas.
Betty Jane (Nutt) Tomlin
Feb 6, 1931 - Jan 9, 2021
Jane Nutt Tomlin, 89, of Corsicana, Texas passed away
Tuesday, January 19, 2021, in Corsicana with her family at
her bedside holding her hand. Betty was born on February 6,
1931 in Cincinnati, OH to Elizzie (Rogers) Nutt and Elmer
Lee Nutt. They moved to Texas when Betty was very young.
Betty graduated from Corsicana High School in 1949. She
married the love of her life, Glynn Floyd Tomlin on May 14,
1950 and they raised their family in Corsicana. Betty was a
seamstress by trade, and she placed love in every stitch
that she made. Her last place of employment was at the High
School Cleaners. She had a bond with her customers and took
great pride in her work. Betty was gifted with her sewing
talents. In later years, she enjoyed her needle work making
cross stitch and embroidered pieces. Betty also loved
working jig saw puzzles as well.
Betty was a woman of strong character and faith who loved
her family deeply and compassionately. She was Mamaw to so
many as she offered unconditional love and was a positive
role model in so many lives. She was steadfast in loving and
protecting her family.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents and her husband
Glynn, their daughter, Mary Jane and a very special aunt,
Mary Henderson. She is survived by her son, Glynn Wayne
Tomlin, daughter, Patricia Boyde and son, Steve Tomlin and
his wife, Vickie, all of Corsicana. Betty has one sister,
Virginia Morris and husband, Jim from Grandbury, TX. She is
survived by her grandchildren Chastity Tomlin, Kevin Tomlin,
Wendy Vasquez, Staci Ward, Trevor and wife, Meredith Boyde,
Amy Raney and husband Steve. She has 11 great grandchildren
and 4 great, great grandchildren
Visitation will be held at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, in
Corsicana, on Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 1:00-2:00PM
and graveside services following at 3:00 PM at Hamilton-Beamon
Cemetery. Services will be officiated by Floyd Peterson.
Pallbearers will be her great grandsons: Jacob Tomlin,
Matthew Thomas, Justin Tomlin, Kade Arismendez, Caleb
Vasquez, Joshua Vasquez Brody Boyde and Luke Boyde.
Visitation will be Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 1:00pm -
2:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Funeral
Service will be 3:00pm Saturday, January 23, 2021 at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Bro. Floyd Petersen
Aubrey Leland Tomlin
Aug 4, 1900 - Dec 30, 1961
A. L. Tomlin Of Emhouse Dies
A. L. Tomlin, Navarro county native, died in Memorial hospital
Saturday. He was 61.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the
Corley Chapel. Interment will be in
Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Olen Bonner.
A native of Emhouse, Mr. Tomlin, born Aug. 4, 1900, was employed
by the Corsicana Poultry and Egg company. He had resided at
Emhouse all of his life.
Surviving are his widow of Emhouse; four sons, Curtis Tomlin,
Dallas; Wallace Tomlin, Corsicana; Lynn Tomlin, Garland, and
Glynn Tomlin, Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Paul Baggett,
Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. D. Tomlin, McAllen; three
brothers, Ray Tomlin, McAllen; Hugh Tomlin, Sweeney, and Wade
Tomlin, McAllen; four sisters, Mrs. Lois Stroder, Andrews; Mrs.
Minnie Saunders, McAllen, and Mrs. Daisy Horn, and Mrs. Bernice
Horn, both of Sweeney; 10 grandchildren and other relatives.
Margaret Dianne Holder
Nov 20, 1959 - Nov 20, 1959
Holder Infant Rites Monday
Funeral services for Margaret Diane Holder, infant daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Holder, who died in Houston Friday night,
were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was
in Oakwood cemetery.
The rites were conducted Rev. Bob Cheek, Baytown Baptist pastor,
formerly of Corsicana.
Surviving are the parents, a brother, C. H. Holder, Jr., and a
sister, Marsha Holder, all of Houston, and grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Dave Borden and Mr. and Mrs. C. l. Holder, all of
Mattie A. (Tullous)
Oct 23, 1900 - Aug 29, 1970
Mrs. Holder Services Set
Mrs. C. L. Holder, 69, died Saturday. She was a member of the
Funeral services will be today at 5 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home
Chapel and burial will be in
The Rev. J. W. Dammon will officiate.
Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, C. H. Holder
and H. B. Holder, both of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Verna
Ruffenberry of Bakersfield, Calif.
Pallbearers are Dave Bordon, Clinton H. Holder, Jr., Howard
Holder, James McNatt, Huntley McNatt and Cecil McNatt.
Willie Mae (Powell) Little
Nov 18, 1894 - Nov 21, 1959
Monday Rites For Mrs. Little
Funeral rites for Mrs. George Little, 65, who died of a heart
attack Saturday morning at the family home, 1428 West First
avenue, were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.
The services were conducted by Dr. Floyd E. Johnson, pastor of
the First Methodist church. Burial was in
Surviving are her husband George W. Little, Westfield, Ind.;
three daughters, Mrs. Ann Welch and Mrs. Bessie Hart, both of
Duncan, Okla., and Mrs. Martha Tharp, Dallas; 11 grandchildren,
a brothers, Dan C. Powell, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Mitchell,
Gladenburg, Md. And other relatives.
Pallbearers were C. R. McKinney, Doyle Maples, A. W. Frey, P. H.
Franklin, Hubert Joyner, M. O. Reitch.
William Ludwick Roloff
May 13, 1861 - Feb 27, 1932
Pioneer of Dawson Community Died in Waco
DAWSON, Feb. 27 (Spl) W. L. Roloff aged 71, resident of this
community died in a Waco sanitarium and funeral services will be
held Sunday afternoon from the Methodist church, Rev. Waddill,
Mr. Roloff was a farmer and had been active in affairs of the
community for years.
Surviving are his widow and two sons R. J. Roloff and H. A.
Roloff of Dawson and a daughter Mrs. W. S. Walker, Colorado.
Elwanda Jewel (Smith)
Nov 7, 1922 - Jan 18, 2022
is Elwanda Jewel Pevehouse�s obituary. Please accept
Echovita�s sincere condolences.
It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and
cherish. Family and friends must say goodbye to their
beloved Elwanda Jewel Pevehouse of Waxahachie, Texas, born
in Frost, Texas, who passed away at the age of 99, on
January 18, 2022. You can send your sympathy in the
guestbook provided and share it with the family. You may
also light a candle in honor of Elwanda Jewel Pevehouse or
send a beautiful flower arrangement to the funeral service.
She was predeceased by : her parents, William Jewel and Ruth
Smith; her significant other S. L. Pevehouse; and her
siblings, Juanita Ruth (James Moore) and William Price Smith
She is survived by : her children, William L. Pevehouse (LouAnn),
Morris L. Pevehouse (Glenda), Pamela K. Carpenter (Larry)
and Rebecca A. Pierce (Jerry); her grandchildren, Cassy,
Duane Moore, Jeremy Pevehouse, Amber Pevehouse, Chris, Kim
Pevehouse, Mark Brown, Chad, Carol Carpenter, Caitlin Shell,
Calli and Elijah Daniel; her great grandchildren, Joshua,
Kaitlyn Moore, Caleb, Alexis Moore, Alyssa Pevehouse, Abbie
Pevehouse, Bradley Brown, Brody Brown and Christine Lopez;
her great great grandchild Jayden Lopez; and her
great-nephew Lucan Watkins. She is also survived by other
nieces and nephews.
- w/o Samuel Leonard
"Budd" Pevehouse, Jr; d/o William Jewel Smith & Ruth Smith
Frost, Navarro Co., TX
Mary Frances (Hudman)
Sep 8, 1929 - Mar 21, 2022
Austin - Frances Mary keller
92, Mary Frances Hudman Keller died Monday night March 21, 2022,
following a stroke. She was born in Frost, Texas, Sept. 8, 1929
to Sarah Adaline and John Thomas Hudman. After her father died
when she was 8, her mother remarried and she lived on the ranch
owned by her mother and stepfather, John Otis Harris, in
Mineral, Texas. her lifelong frugality started as a child when
her mother moved Christmas celebrations to later so that she
could shop the post-holiday sales. Blessed with high
intelligence, she graduated from high school in Pettus, Texas at
age 14 and attended Southwest Texas State Teachers College in
San Marcos Texas to receive a degree in Biology. She met the
love of her life, Thomas (Tom) Walter Keller, during college
when she went for a ride in his airplane. When they married in
1947 she was 18 and had almost finished her first Masters degree
in biology. She finished that degree later. They lived the
majority of their 72 years of marriage on the outskirts of
Brownsville, Texas in a rural area close to family. Mary was a
true educator and taught students from grade school through
college. She spent 4 years teaching college biology and 33 years
at Brownsville Independent School District where she completed
her career as a counselor at Cummings Junior High School after
receiving her second Masters in Counseling from Pan American
University. She delighted her students at Cummings by riding her
motorcycle to work. Mary and Tom's love of adventure and nature
led them to build a cabin at Rancho El Cielo in the eastern
folds of the Sierra Madres in Tamaulipas, Mexico. She and Tom
introduced college students as well as their two children to the
unique beauty of Rancho El Cielo which eventually led to the
college developing a biological research station where countless
students, scientists, birders and others enjoyed the beauty of
the station. In 1985, the United Nations declared El Cielo a
UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Mary and Tom also introduced busloads
of teachers and students to history, culture and ecology in the
interior of Mexico as well as many stateside trips. Mary was a
woman who lived a life full of faith and love. While in
Brownsville, she was an active member of First Baptist Church of
Brownsville and later joined the Mineral Baptist Church where
she served as a Sunday School teacher. She and her husband also
helped sponsor daily coffee clubs and monthly free community
breakfasts in Mineral and were generous in their time and funds
devoted to people in need. Later in life, she was also full of
grit and determination to live the second half of her life her
way, at her family's heritage ranch in Mineral outside of
Beeville. She moved there alone after she retired from the
school district two years before her husband could retire and
join her in 1990. Together, they worked to put the ranch back in
order with new buildings and fences and extensive gardens and
orchards. First breeding and selling registered Angus cattle,
they switched to raising meat goats and were slowly building up
their herd. They were joined in Mineral by daughter Linda and
husband Allan at the neighboring ranch, who were her main
support in later years. She is survived by daughter Mary Linda
Keller (Allan) Cruickshanks, Mineral, son Thomas Walter (Merily)
Keller, Jr., Austin, grandchildren Sed (Taya) Keller, Brian
(Kate) Cruickshanks, Karen Cruickshanks, and great-grandchildren
Emilia and Ashlynn Keller, Caleb, Jacob and Lydia Cruickshanks
and triplets Charlie, Lucy and James Fassetta. She remained very
close to devoted nephews Jack (Becky) and Frank (Vickie) Benton
and niece Janet Benton (Steve) Watkins and their children, who
also spent time at the ranch as well as nieces Sue (Alan) King,
Elizabeth Hudman, Peggy Sue (Patrick) Carter, and Brenda Hudman.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband Thomas Walter Keller
in 2020; her grandson Chase Walter Keller in 2000; her brother
John Thorman Hudman (J.T.) in 1969; brother Millard Mason Hudman
in 2016, and nephew James (Jimmy) Hudman in 1982. A burial
service will be held at Mineral Cemetery, Bee County, Reverend
Jeff Brewer, Officiant, at 11AM, Friday, March 25, 2022. Please
be aware of Covid precautions if attending. In lieu of flowers,
contributions can be made payable to the Thomas W. Keller
Scholarship Fund, Keller Elementary, 2540 W. Alton Gloor,
Brownsville, TX 78250, with websites https://www.facebook.com/T.W.KellerElementary
James Michael Melton
Oct 4, 1954 - Sep 30, 2021
Michael Melton of Waco, Texas and formerly of Corsicana
passed from this life on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at
Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Waco. James was born on
October 4, 1954 to Cecil and Ruth Melton. He attended
Corsicana schools throughout his childhood. In 1971, he
joined the Air Force and served his country for 4 years. In
1973, he married Paula Wright, and they had three sons,
Michael Todd, Aaron Spencer and Nicholas Kirk. They lived in
Corsicana, Desoto, and Dallas.
In 1990, he married Elizabeth Shaw and they had a daughter,
Mike spent his work life in the car business. He sold cars
at dealerships in Dallas and New Orleans, eventually
becoming an owner at Westside Motors in Hillsboro, TX. Mike
remained involved in the wholesale car business until his
retirement in 2011.
Mike was a lover of life. His smile, laughter, and joyful
personality will be missed by all that knew him.
Mike was the youngest sibling of 5. He is survived by
sisters Marilyn Boulter and husband David of Murchison,
Clara Machal and husband Bob of Lake Fork, Deborah Knavel of
Dallas and brother Brent Melton and wife Ren� of Denton, TX.
There are no public services scheduled at this time.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Susan Diane (Werner) Shoap
Nov 22, 1956 - Oct 6, 2021
Diane Shoap, 64, of Corsicana, Texas passed from this life
on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at her residence. She was born
in Frostburg, Maryland on November 22, 1956 to Myles
Franklin Werner and Elizabeth Iacovone Werner, the youngest
of nine children. She married Kenneth Allen Shoap on May 11,
1974. Susan was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church in Corsicana. She loved to paint and that
included art, furniture, the house and anything else she
could. The pride of her life was her family, especially her
She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother Jimmy
Werner. Susan is survived by her husband of 46 years Kenneth
Shoap. Children Megan Sozio and husband Christopher and
Mandy Shoap. Grandchildren Ayla and Helene Sozio. Siblings;
Judy Telligman, Mary Jane Murdoch, Patsy Bodes, Linda Kay
Whistner, Jack Werner, Ronnie Werner and Gary Werner. She is
also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, family members
At this time there are not any services scheduled.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana,
Margaret Katharine H. (Knott) Hicks-Havins, Dr.
Jan 15, 1935 - Oct 7, 2021
Margaret Katharine Hicks-Havins danced "magnificently into
the mystic" October 7, 2021.
Born Margaret Katharine H. Knott in Chicago, Illinois on
January 15, 1935, she was fondly known by her Texas State
College for Women "Demonstration school" pals as "Peggy."
She grew up in Chicago, San Antonio, South Africa; Beirut,
Lebanon, and Denton, Texas. Mother: Florence Elizabeth
Struan Wallace (Knott-Robertson); and father: John Horatio
Earle Knott were world travelers.
She shared her life with husband Ronnie Lane Havins and son
Scott Havins and his wife Wendi from 1980-present. Her
family with Billie Eldon Hicks from 1955-1980 includes son
Charles R. Hicks and wife Trisha; daughter Marjorie E.
Joyner and husband Mark; daughter Anna Janine Maples and
Steve. Her childhood "Dem School" sisters were Shirley
Walker and Justine Ann Frank.
Dr. Margaret K. Hicks-Havins was the Art Director at Navarro
College from 1966-1991. She was a life-long member of MENSA,
a two-time Fulbright-Hays Scholar from Centro Unificado
Professional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Ain Shams
University, Cairo Egypt. Her B.S. and M.A Degrees in Art
were from Texas Women's University, and her Ph.D. in Studio
Art was from University of North Texas, Denton. Art Major,
1951-52, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
Dr. Hicks was an activist for freedom of speech and freedom
to express art. She marched - picket sign in hand - 4 blocks
to the Austin Capital front steps in 2015 at the age of 80
in support of Texas teachers. She stood in silence on stage
as a guest speaker with duct tape across her mouth with the
bold, black letters "Censored" at one art exhibit in
protest. Her art works were accepted and shown in more than
75 juried art exhibitions primarily on the national level.
She traveled extensively creating slide shows for Navarro
College students whereby she relayed her adventures to
include being a personal guest at the palace of Muhammad
Anwar el-Sadat, Egypt's 3'rd president. Her college students
painted murals on cars; painted community service workers on
Corsicana fire hydrants, and created numerous Bulldog floats
and gigantic competitive kites! Many students traveled to
the "land site" on the west side of Corsicana to create
works of art solely from natural materials found in the
woods. Music festivals and poetry readings were conducted at
"Doc Hicks'" land site.
Dr. M.K. Hicks opened her home to exchange students who
couldn't travel home during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and
Spring Breaks. She paid for art supplies, film reels, and
basic needs for starving artists each semester. She opened
young minds and re-focused our eyes to see ART everywhere.
Please follow the directions below to her memorial:
Next time you walk along the wooded path, look up into the
boughs and whisper, "viridian, burnt sienna, and sage."
When you sit around the fire, point out, "Cadmium red, Ochre
red, an Alizarin Crimson."
As you watch God's watercolors swath across the westerly
twilight, teach your child or grandchildren, "magenta, rust,
salmon, and ocher yellow."
As this autumn's winds breathe movement into the carpet of
fallen leaves exulting them back into the upward swirling
cyclone of life... as they dance and spin... name the
colors, "sepia, russet, amber and Feuille morte" because
within these palettes there she smiles back at you.
Rodney Henry Harper
Oct 22, 1947 - Aug 16, 2021
Henry Harper passed away August 16, 2021, in Kampot,
Cambodia. He was born October 22, 1947, in Corsicana, Texas
to Joe Bob and Joy Lestine (Horn) Harper. He is preceded in
death by his parents and his brother, Bob Houston "Rocky"
Harper. Rodney is survived by his daughter, Renee Milkie, of
Brooklyn, New York; his niece and great nephew, Megan and
Bannister Harper, of Houston, Texas; and his nephew Justin
Harper and wife Rachel, great niece and nephews, Lane, Jack,
and Benjamin Harper, of Crosby, Texas. Additionally, he
leaves an untold number of friends from around the world,
including those in his adopted home of Cambodia.
A traditional Buddhist cremation service was held in Phnom
Penh Cambodia on August 31. His ashes will be flown to
Houston for a memorial celebration at the home of his niece
on October 23, where they will be shared with family and
friends to disperse in his memory during their future
Rodney grew up in Navarro, Texas, graduating from
Mildred High School in 1966. He, along with his brother,
Rocky, best friend Larry Myers, and cousins Gene Horn and
Jodie Farmer were regular fixtures for the Mildred Eagles
during the mid-60s, a dominating play for football,
basketball, track and baseball. A top tier athlete, Rodney
was invited to the New York Mets tryout camp and later
accepted a full scholarship to the University of Houston. He
played football for the Cougars and earned a Bachelor's
degree in Hotel Management. He went on to earn a Masters in
Criminology from Sam Houston State University. He spent most
of his life in the travel and hospitality industries,
allowing him to live and work wherever the wind took him. He
was a world traveler, gifted writer and orator.
Rodney always made new friends, wherever he went in the
world. One of his finest attributes was the goodness in him
that took kindly to strangers who were in distress. He never
seemed to be the outsider, no matter where he went. So he
could make people feel as if they were going to be okay,
even if they felt lost, disoriented, or betrayed. He'd buy
them a drink or a meal, and cheer them up, calm them down,
and give them a quick tutorial on the art of living in this
Rodney took in as much as he could with what the wide world
had to offer. He was like his hero, Jack London, who chose
to live his life like a bright meteor, streaking across the
night sky. He was a Great American Novel in the flesh. And
everyone who knew him well thought so too.
Jun 7, 1945 - Sep 2, 2021
Dickson Saine, 76, of Vancouver, WA, passed away peacefully
after battling Lewy Body Dementia with grace and courage.
She was born Diana Katherine Dickson in Temple, TX, to Frank
and Virginia Dickson. Diana was a wonderful daughter, wife,
mother and grandmother. Diana is survived by her husband of
53 years, Steve Saine, her daughter Cynthia Gaines (Kenneth)
of Worcester, MA, her daughter Marjorie Saine and
granddaughter Addison Marcus of Portland, OR, and nieces and
nephews in Colorado, New Mexico and Tennessee. She was
preceded in death by her mother, father, and brother Frank.
Diana grew up in Corsicana, TX, where she attended school
through high school graduation. She was an honor roll
student and an exceptional athlete, winning the Texas state
high school tennis championship her senior year. Diana
graduated from Baylor University in 1967 with a BA in
English and math. She met Steve at Baylor and they married a
year after graduation. In 1974 they settled in Annandale,
VA, where they lived for 23 years and raised their
daughters. After a brief teaching career, Diana became a
devoted mother and homemaker, active in her daughters'
schools and coached them in their athletic endeavors. Later
she embarked on a 25-year career as a tax preparer and was
certified by the IRS as an Enrolled Agent.
As empty nesters, Diana and Steve moved to Blythewood, SC in
1997. There she won dozens of club and state golf
championships, ultimately playing in the USGA Senior Women's
Amateur Championship. In 2015 Diana and Steve moved to
Vancouver, WA to be close to their daughter Marjorie and
With kindness and good humor Diana made friends with ease
and had many lasting friendships, staying in close touch
with friends going back to school in Corsicana (especially
the Tigerettes), college at Baylor, and everywhere she
lived. She was baptized in the Baptist Church and was a
member of the United Methodist Church in five cities over 50
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Visit
www.NeptuneSociety.com/obituaries for a more extensive
obituary and to post memories. Memorial donations may be
made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association.
Beatriz Estella Aparicio
Mar 26, 1966 - Sep 9, 2021
Estella Aparicio, age 54, of Corsicana, Texas passed away
Thursday, September 9, 2021. She was born in Dallas, Texas
on March 26, 1966.
Stella graduated from Italy High School and received her
Associate's and Paralegal degree from Navarro College. She
worked for Corsicana ISD as a Deaf Education
Paraprofessional. She loved working with her students and
had a special place in her heart for all of them. Stella
will be remembered by her family as a devoted Mother who
loved to lend a helping hand whenever she could. She had a
loud loving personality, was a die hard Dallas Cowboy's fan,
and a spiritual woman. She touched many lives with her
generosity and passion for life.
Stella is preceded in death by her father, Gorgonio C.
Aparicio, and mother, Alicia T. Aparicio. She is survived by
her sons, Jared Aparicio and Jacob Aparicio, granddaughter,
Melina Star Aparicio, Brothers and sisters, Ricky Aparicio
and wife Joann, Luis Aparicio, Anna Navarrette and husband
Johnny, Michelle Bravo and husband Richard, and Petra Bruner
and husband Todd, and several nieces and nephews whom she
She was also the best Wela to her great nieces and nephews
whom they loved so much.
Annie Lee "Nanny"
Aug. 16, 1941 - Sept. 18, 2021
(Nanny) Lee Owens, 80, of Corsicana departed from her
earthly home to her Heavenly home on September 19, 2021.
Annie was in Cookville, Texas. Annie passed away peacefully
while be taken care of by the wonderful at Epic Nursing and
Rehabilitation in Corsicana.
Annie is proceeded in death by both parents E.M (Pop) and
Katherine Combs, late husband of 45 years Phillip Owens, and
daughter Cindy Young. Annie is survived by sons Jimmy Easley
and wife Michelle of Corsicana, and Ronald (Ronnie) Easley
of Corsicana. Annie is also survived by 7 grandchildren,
Stacy Dodson, Billie Sangwin, Matthew Almond, Shane Almond,
Crystal Pryor, Misty Mars, and Emily Mendez, 22 great
grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.
For those that knew Annie, they would tell you her favorite
thing to do was bargain shop with Phil. It didn't matter how
bad she needed something or how much money she had, Annie
wasn't going to buy it until it went on sale. She also loved
and cherished her 3 dogs like they were her children until
Visitation will be Friday morning at 10-11 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 11:30 a.m.
at Hamilton-Beeman cemetery with Eric Larsen officiating.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Freddy Brooks Dixon
Feb 2, 1938 - Aug 31, 2021
Freddy Brooks Dixon, 83, of
Corsicana passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at Legacy West
Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Corsicana. Freddy's family
welcomed friends to Corley Funeral Home on September 7, 2021
from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. for his visitation. Graveside services
were held on September 8, 2021 at
Hamilton-Beeman cemetery at 10
a.m. with Chaplain Dave Bibel officiating. Serving as
pallbearers were Rob Dixon, Jeff Dixon, Ryan Dixon, Nick
Nichols, Todd Nichols and Jeremy Williams.
Brooks Dixon was born to Thelbert & Oleta Dixon in Emhouse,
Texas on February 2, 1938. He departed this world on August
31, 2021 to reunite with the love of his life, Geraldean,
after 13 years apart.
His father owned and operated Six Avenue Cleaners, while his
artist mother was also an art instructor. Freddy grew up in
Emhouse and Corsicana with his siblings Ruel Dixon, Ruth Ann
Dixon Johnson, and Mark Dixon, along with his stepsiblings
James Duvall, Martha Riddle, and Mary. Although most of his
time was spent in the big house, Dixon Castle, he also had
many fond memories of his time spent with his cousin Cecil
Rhodes. He attended school in Corsicana and Waco.
Freddy met his future wife Geraldean Rae Minatra at an early
age. Her friend Bonnie Watson introduced them. They watched
Freddy go by and she said Geraldean thought he was cute. The
pair were married June 29, 1956, and were blessed with
children Renee, Susan, Rob, Karen, and Jeff. They raised
their five children on a factory worker�s salary. While they
were never rich, they never did without. They got their
children cars on their 16th birthdays and always had a big
Even after surviving childhood polio, Freddy was a hard
worker. He worked for Chattanooga Glass Co. for almost 23
years. He also enjoyed working on air conditioners and was a
knowledgeable mechanic, a skill he passed on to his sons.
Freddy was smart, quick-witted, and even quicker with a
corny joke. He could be feisty and hard at times, but he had
a soft side as well. He was outgoing but spent most of his
time with his wife. Freddy and Geraldean enjoyed collecting
antiques from garage sales, estate sales and flea markets,
and collecting Marilyn Monroe memorabilia. There were many
trips to Canton on First Monday Weekends.
After retiring, Freddy survived a yearlong battle with
Guillain-Barre Syndrome, recovering completely after being
paralyzed from the neck down.
Freddy provided a good life for his family. His children all
take the life skills and lessons learned from their father,
to pass them down to their children and grandchildren for
generations to come.
�The great use of life is to spend it for something that
will outlast it� -William James
A special thanks to Legacy Rehab and healthcare for Dad�s
final days. Also praise to Bristol Hospice nurses Jessica
and Corey and home health aide Courtney
Freddy was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years,
Geraldean; his parents; step mother Margie; in-laws Robert &
Maybell Minatra; daughter in law Cathy Dixon; son in law Tom
Horn; grandsons Christopher and Eric Horn; brother in law
Robert (Punch) Minatra; sisters in laws Bessie Nichols &
Becky Dixon; sister RuthAnn Johnson; and step siblings James
Freddy leaves behind his children Renee (Roy), Susan
(Donnie), Rob (Donna), Karen (Leslie), and Jeff; his
grandchildren Chris Horn, Megan Morales (Michael), Jeremy
Williams (Christine), Halie Tackitt, Hollie Tackitt, Ryan
Dixon (Emily) and Emily Dixon; his great-grandkids Jensen,
Cash, Waylon, Willie ,Hank, Reese and Violet; brothers Ruel
Dixon (Betty) and Mark Dixon (Debbie); stepsister Mary;
sister in law Elouise Holder (Bill) and many nieces and
Freddy�s family welcomes friends to Corley Funeral Home on
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
for his visitation. Graveside services will be held on
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at
starting at 10:00 a. with Chaplain Dave Bibel officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be Rob Dixon, Jeff Dixon, Ryan
Dixon, Nick Nichols, Todd Nichols and Jeremy Williams.
Beatrice Olive (Inmon) Lovelace
Oct 13, 1905 - Jun 2, 1964
- Submitted by
Edward Lynn Williams
- w/o Charles Carlton
Lovelace; d/o Oscar J. Inmon & Sallie Harriet (McKenzie)
Inmon (buried at Long Prairie Cemetery, Kerens, TX)