John "Rudy" Roloff
Apr 26, 1887 - Dec 31, 1958
R. J. Roloff, 71, Dies Wednesday
R. J. Roloff, 71, Dawson farmer, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning following a several weeks� illness.
Surviving are his wife of Dawson; three sons, Clyde Roloff, Dawson; Vernon and Irvin Roloff, both of Texas City; three
daughters, Mrs. Hugh Lynn Hillis, Dawson; Mrs. J. F. McClain, Union High, and Miss Marjorie Roloff, Austin; a sister, Mrs.
Allie Walker, Lorraine, Texas; a brother, H. A. Roloff, Dawson; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and other relatives.
Funeral service will be held from the First Methodist church Thursday at 3 p.m. with burial in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. L. Milner, pastor.
Pallbearers will be Melvin Jordan, Doyle Bumpers, Wedean Teakell, Paul Evans, Wilmer Hale, Newton Barron, Dewey Renfro and Willard
Wolfe Funeral Home directs.
Billy Ervin Roloff
Dec 4, 1929 - Dec 19, 2020
ROLOFF, Bill Billy
Ervin Roloff was born December 4, 1929 in Dawson, Texas. He had been a resident of Mineola for 27 years, formerly living in
Mesquite. He served in the US Army during the Korean War and worked for Cabell's Dairy as a supervisor of truck routes for
many years. Bill passed away at the age of 91 on December 19, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Garret Roloff;
father, Ervin Roloff; mother, Rosie Prater; and sister, Mayfoid Parrish. Survivors include his son, Steven Roloff and wife Tayme;
daughter, Sandra Roloff; grandchildren, Brandon Roloff and wife Krystal, Karmin Roloff, and Thressa Stehr and husband Chris; and
great-grandchildren, Kendal Roloff, Jackson Roloff, Gage Roloff, Levi Roloff, and Ruby Stehr. A memorial service will be held for
Bill Roloff at a later date and time in Mineola.
Dec 15, 1893 - Sep 25, 1963
Mrs. Roloff Of Dawson Expires
DAWSON, Sep. 26�(Spl)�Mrs. Lela Roloff, 69, wife of H. A. Roloff, 69, wife of H. A. Roloff, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday
Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the
The rites will be conducted by a stepson, Rev. Lester Roloff, Baptist minister of Corpus Christi, and Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor.
Mrs. Roloff was a life-long Dawson resident.
Surviving are her husband of Dawson; two daughters, Mrs. A. T. York, Waco, and Mrs. T. L. Kupper, Big Spring; two sons, Tommy
Roundtree, Sweetwater and Joe Roundtree, Pasadena, Texas; three brothers, Don Fread, Corpus Christi; Homer Fread, McAllen, and
Raileigh Fread, San Angelo, a sister, Mrs. Emma Maddox, Dallas; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Clyde Roloff, Hugh Lynn Hillis, Harry Conner, James Mitcham, Roy NeSmith, Wesley Hale.
Eubanks will direct.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Sep 26, 1963
1st husband Charles Timmons Rountree 2nd husband Harry August Roloff; d/o John T. Fread & Amanda Jane (Dawson) Fread
Virginia Marie �Virgie� (Chunn) Putman
Jul 13, 1903 - Jan 30, 1962
Mrs. Putman Of Dawson Expires
Mrs. U. E. Putman, 58, of Dawson, died in Memorial hospital Tuesday morning.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Dawson Methodist church with burial in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Lindsey, pastor.
Surviving are her husband of Dawson, a daughter, Mrs. Charles Smithson, Grand Prairie; two grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs.
Effie Loveless and Mrs. W. L. Shillings, both of Waco, and Mrs. J. D. Grubbs, Austin; two brothers, Erwin Chunn and Richard
Chunn, both of Waco, and other relatives.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Eubanks Funeral Home will direct.
Sep 22, 1940 - Jul 25, 2013
-- Virginia Juanita Putman passed from this life home to
Jesus on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at her daughter's home,
near San Antonio.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Arlington Baptist Temple, 3434
S. Collins, Arlington, with Pastor Russell Williams
officiating. Interment: 2 p.m. in
Virginia was born on Sept. 22, 1940, in Brushy Prairie. She
attended Frost High School in Frost. A longtime resident of
Arlington, she was a homemaker and building maintenance tech
for Miller Business Systems for 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Buel
Lee Putman; daughter, Sybil Putman; mother, Virginia Vaughn
Hollifield; father, Lloyd Hollifield; brother, Robert
Hollifield; brother, Harold Hollifield; sister, Judy Morton.
Survivors: Daughter, Loretta Putman Turner and son-in-law,
George Turner; son, Michael Lee Putman; grandchildren,
Nanette Irvin, Kathleen Turner, Reuben Turner, Dorothy
Turner, Dylan Putman and Ashley Putman.
Jul 11, 1958 - Jul 22, 2010
Sybil Putman, 52, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2010, in
Arlington. Graveside service: 1 p.m. Tuesday in
Sybil was born on July 11, 1958, in Corsicana. She was raised in
Arlington and graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1976.
Survivors: Parents, Buel Lee and Virginia Juanita Putman;
sister, Loretta Lynne Turner and husband, George; brother,
Michael Lee Putman and wife, Tamara.
- Published in
Star-Telegram on Jul. 25, 2010. -
- Submitted by
d/o Buel Lee Putman & Virginia Juanita (Hollifield) Putman
Jun 9, 1897 - Dec 31, 1973
U. E. Putman
DAWSON�Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dawson
Methodist Church for Ulysses E. Putman, 76, retired Dawson
farmer, who died early Monday in the Hubbard Hospital.
The Rev. Lawrence Clayton will officiate. Burial will be in the
Dawson Cemetery under
the direction of Eubanks Funeral Home of Hubbard. Nephews will
He was a member of the Dawson Methodist Church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles Smithson of Grand
Prairie; one brother, George W. Putman of Dawson; three sisters,
Mrs. Ida Nesmith of Dawson, Mrs. Pearlie Phillips of Mexia, and
Mrs. Genila Sykes of Winona; and two grandsons.
Mar 21, 1937 - Feb 14, 2022
for Mary Ann Melton
Mary Ann Rose Melton, 84, of Dresden, TX went home to be
with her Lord and Savior on February 14, 2022, at Twilight
Nursing Home in Corsicana. She was surrounded by family
members and friends as she made this sacred transition.
Mary Ann was born to David L. Rose and Lois (Vinson) Rose on
March 21, 1937, in Hillsboro, Texas. She was raised in
Hillsboro and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1955.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister,
Janie Herring and brother- in- law, Richard Herring.
On May 10, 1958, Mary Ann married the love of her life, JK
(Jake) Melton. They lived in the Dresden area for most of
their married lives. Three children were born of this union,
Benny, Penney and Brett. Mary Ann and JK raised their
families alongside his beloved brother, Doug Melton, now
deceased, and his wife, Nancy. The two families� stories are
intertwined due to work and the desire to be close to loved
ones. It is with fondness and laughter that tales of those
years are often recounted.
Mary Ann worked at various establishments during her
lifetime. She worked at the Navarro County Courthouse,
Medical Arts Clinic and Navarro College to name a few. She
willingly ended working outside the home when she became
caregiver for her father-in-law, Mr. Ben B. Melton. Mary Ann
filled many roles as she was the wife of a carpenter,
caregiver for the elderly as well as the grandchildren at
times, and kept a warm and welcoming home. Feeding people
was at the top of her list of talents. The family enjoyed
many Sunday lunches after church, impeccable meals thrown
together at a moment�s notice, her infamous fried apricot
pies and the ever-famous eggless, milk less cake! Her
kitchen was always open to any and everyone.
Mary Ann was a Christian and loved to study the Word of God.
She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of
Blooming Grove where she taught Sunday School for over 35
years. She taught all ages at one time or another, including
her own children and her grandchildren. When you walked into
her living room you would often find an open bible and study
devotional next to her chair as she studied scripture
Mary Ann loved her family and friends. She also loved to
travel with them. She and Jake went on a number of Cruises
and in 1985 she enjoyed a trip of a lifetime to the Holy
Lands with her church family.
Mary Ann is survived by her husband of 64 years, JK; her two
brothers, Johnny and wife Shirley of Malone and David (Bud)
Rose and his wife, Elna of Corsicana. She is also survived
by her children, Benny and wife Becky of Frost, Penney
Weaver and husband Marty and Brett and wife Christine all of
Blooming Grove. She is also survived by her grandchildren,
Brittany Weaver McMath and husband Bankston, Ben Melton,
Derek Weaver and wife Holi, Brooke Melton, Ethan Weaver,
Bailey Melton and Rylie Melton. She was ever so proud of her
great grandchildren which include Jackson, Tucker and Lainey
McMath, Weston Kinkade, Tate Norton and Rhett and Stetson
The family would like to extend a special thank you to
Twilight Home Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and
Visitation will be Thursday, February 17, 2022, from 5-7pm
at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be
held at 10:00am Friday, February 18, 2022, at First Baptist
Church in Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion
officiating. Burial will follow at
Pallbearers will be Derek Weaver, Ben Melton, Ethan Weaver,
Bankston McMath, Timmy Keith and Jason Farish. Honorary
Pallbearers will be the Deacons of First Baptist Church of
Any memorials may be made to the Alzheimer�s Association.
Mary Ruth (Spears) Sharp
Jan 31, 1938 - Feb 16, 2022
for Mary Ruth Sharp
Mary Ruth Spears Sharp, 84 of Purdon, passed away Wednesday,
February 16, 2022, in Corsicana. She was born January 31,
1938, in Dallas to Robert Rowland Spears and Doris Crim. She
was the second child born. She met the love of her life Will
Sharp in 1952 and on November 28, 1952, they were married.
She became an Army wife in February 1953 until April 1955.
She worked for Texas Instruments of 18 years before she
became a stay-at-home mom and wife.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert Rowland
Spears and Doris Crim, her husband of 68 years Will V.
Sharp, her oldest son Will V. Sharp Jr., her daughter Mary
Elizabeth Sharp. She is survived by her brothers Walter
(Buddy Spears and wife, George Spears and wife; son Robert
(Clint) Sharp and wife Robertta and Anthony (Tony) Sharp and
wife Tonya; daughter in law Carleen Sharp and numerous
grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great
Visitation will be Saturday, February 19th from 11:30am -
1:30pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm Saturday,
February 19, 2022, at
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Josh Trees, Lance Trees,
Chris Sharp, Joey Slade, Billy Slade, June Fira, Jez
Cashion, Jabe Cashion.
Peyton Elmer �Pate�
Apr 17, 1904 - Oct 3, 1959
P. E. Longorio Dies Saturday
Pate E. Longorio, 55, of 1443 West Sixth avenue, died in
Memorial Hospital Saturday morning.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the Corley
Chapel with burial in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the
Memorial Baptist church.
A native of Sandia, Texas, he had resided in Richland for 27
years before moving to Corsicana four years ago.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, John Mack and
James Longorio, both of Corsicana; two brothers, Charles
Longorio, Karnes City, and Luther Longorio, Flatonia; a sister,
Mrs. Betty Cox, Sandia, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Wilburn Buchanan, J. R. Buchanan, Donald
Rose, Allen Jamison, Edgar Blissett, James Blissett, Jack
Russell and Eben E. Stover.
John McArthur �Mack�
Feb 17, 1893 - Dec 30, 1959
Mack Robinson Rites Thursday
STREETMAN, Dec. 31 (Spl.)�Funeral services for Mack Robinson,
farmer, who was reared here, were held from the Presbyterian
church Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Cade cemetery
[Birdston Cemetery]. The
rites were conducted by Rev. Lyndon L. McCutchen, pastor.
Robinson died int the Freestone County Memorial Hospital
Surviving are his wife of Streetman; two sons, Roy Robinson,
Alabama, and J. W. Robinson, Streetman; a daughter, Mrs. Inez
Harvard, Shreveport, La.; eight grandchildren, two brothers and
Eunice (Webb) Robinson
Oct 24, 1892 - Dec 10, 1961
Mrs. Robinson Of Streetman Dies Of Burns
Mrs. Eunice Webb (Mack) Robinson, 69, of Streetman, died in the
Confederate Memorial Hospital in Shreveport, La., Sunday morning
following an extended stay in hospitals in Fairfield and
Shreveport as a result of burns suffered two months ago.
Mrs. Robinson was in the Freestone County hospital until four
weeks ago when she was transferred to the Shreveport
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the
Streetman Presbyterian church of which she was an active member.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. Grady James, pastor.
Burial will be in the
Surviving are two sons, Roy Robinson, Gadsden, Ala., and J. W.
Robinson, Streetman; a daughter, Mrs. Inez Harvard, Shreveport,
La.; 10 grandchildren, six sisters, Mrs. Homer T. Fullerton,
Mrs. Bessie Gilbert and Mrs. Vernon Turner, all of Shreveport;
Mrs. Roy Jones, Combs; Mrs. Porter Mendenhall, Baytown, and Mrs.
Bill Elliott, Hobbs, N. M.; a brother, Everett Webb, Hobbs, N.
M., and other relatives.
Capps Funeral Home directs.
Odis Frances Hugghins
Sep 26, 1899 - Feb 7, 1959
O. U. Hugghins Burial Monday
KERENS, Feb. 9 (Spl.)�Odis U. Hugghins, 59, farmer, died at his
home in Oklahoma City Saturday afternoon following a long
Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Inmon
Funeral Chapel with burial in the
The rites were conducted by Boyd Denmon, Athens, and Archie
Waldrun, Palestine, both Church of Christ ministers.
Hugghins was a native of Navarro county.
Surviving are six brothers, Frank Hugghins, Big Spring, Roy and
B. B. Hugghins, both of Houston; E. D. Hugghins, Athens; F. D.
Hugghins, Oklahoma City; and J. T. Hugghins, Hillsboro; three
sisters, Mrs. Ruby Lowel, Moscow, Idaho; Mrs. Gertrude Osment,
Dallas; and Mrs. Irene Gaddy, Odessa; and a number of other
Nephews were pallbearers.
Aug 12, 1879 - Apr 23, 1959
Mrs. Matthews Dies In Austin
Mrs. J. E. Matthews, 77, native of Chatfield, long-time
resident of Austin, died in Austin Thursday morning.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. from the
Chatfield Methodist church with burial in the
Surviving are two sons, G. E. Matthews, Dallas, and Rudgeley
Matthews, Belton; two daughters, Miss Evelyn Matthews,
Austin, and Mrs. Harris Safley, Belton; a sister, Mrs. F. B.
LeSuer, Corsicana; seven grandchildren, and other relatives.
McCammon will direct.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr 23, 1959
- Submitted by
- Jimmie Edwards
Matthews is: ( list says born Aug. 4, 1881 death
certificate says born Aug. 12, 1879)
- w/o Thomas Pace
Matthews d/o James Henry Edwards and Henrietta Elmira (LeSueur)
Beverly (Bohmfalk) Lang
Jun 18, 1928 - Oct. 20, 2021
Beverly Bohmfalk Lang, of Corsicana, Texas, passed away on
October 20, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her
children. She was born in Wichita Falls on June 18, 1928 to
Dr. Erwin and Grace Bohmfalk.
The family moved to Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and El Paso, and
at 14, they moved to Corsicana where her father, Dr.
Bohmfalk, was the pastor of the First United Methodist
Beverly graduated from
Corsicana High School in 1945. She
continued her education at SMU, and obtained her Bachelors
in Business Administration. At SMU she was very active in
the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, was queen of SMU, and was
active in many organizations on campus.
On September 23, 1949, she married Robert (Bobby) Aldrich
Lang at her father's church, the First United Methodist
Church in Corsicana. They later moved to Dallas where Bobby
attended Baylor School of Dentistry obtaining Anesthesia,
Oral Surgery, Orthodontic, General Dentistry, and a
fellowship in Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics. In 1955 Dr.
Louis Gibson invited Dr. Lang to join the newly built
Medical Arts Clinic, moving them back to Corsicana.
The Lang family was an integral part of Corsicana's history,
with his great-grandfather Captain Charles Henry Allyn, a
captain in the Union Army during the Civil War, former
Corsicana city council member, former Mayor, co-founder of
the First National Bank, the cotton mill, and St. John's
Episcopal Church, where Dr. Lang and Beverly were very
active as fourth generation members, and both sang in the
choir (Bobby for 70 years).
Beverly's grandfather, Dr. Jefferson Woolsey, was a family
doctor serving the community of Karnes City, with their home
being used as his office and the local hospital. Beverly's
mother, Grace, would go with her father in his horse and
buggy as he visited his patients. Her great-great
grandfather, James Rogers Cocke, was a member of the 23rd
and 24th Texas Legislature in the early 1890's. His picture
hangs in the halls of the Texas State Capitol in Austin.
Beverly and Bobby loved touring their favorite lighthouses,
and the historic states of the east coast. They once found
the site of an old family home in old colonial Virginia
built in 1662 (the Cocke family) that was used for Lafayette
and his troops to encamp during the Revolution, and was
later used as a hospital during the Revolution.
She also loved England and Scotland and the mountains of
Estes Park, Colorado, where her parents lived for many years
(she passed this love on to her daughter, Susan).
She owned "Beverly's Antiques and Things", as she loved
decorating and helping others find unique antiques for their
homes and offices.
She was very active in Corsicana as a member of the DAR
(Daughters of the American Revolution), the Quintilian Club,
the Corsicana Library, the Kinslow House, the Episcopal
Church, and many other community organizations.
She is preceded in death, on June 21st, by her husband of 71
years, Dr. Robert Aldrich Lang, infant son, Robert Bruce
Lang (twin brother of David Aldrich Lang), and her parents,
Dr. Erwin F. and Grace Bohmfalk. She is survived by a
brother, Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, Jr. of Waynesboro Virginia,
daughter Susan Grace Lang McClanahan and husband Chuck, sons
David Aldrich Lang, and John Frederick Lang and wife Connie,
all of Corsicana. Grandchildren include Dr. Leslie
McClanahan Pierce and husband Dr. Paul Pierce of Colorado
Springs, Christopher McClanahan and wife Melinda of Little
Rock, Jonathon Lang, twin grandsons, David Lang and wife,
Raeleigh, and Timothy Lang and wife, Kylie, all of
Corsicana; Chasidy Ybarra of Tyler, and Chanda Hendricks and
husband Lee of Galveston. She has 7 great-grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Monday, October 25th, in the Parlor
of St. John's Episcopal Church at 9 a.m., with funeral
services to follow in the sanctuary at 10 a.m., with Father
Ed Monk presiding. Graveside to follow in
with arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Pallbearers to include Christopher McClanahan, Jonathon
Lang, David Lang, Timothy Lang, River Watson, Jaxsen Mahoney
and John Lang.
The family would like to thank Dr. Dale Campbell, Dr. Jan
Merida DNP, and the special, special caregivers that adored
her and Dr. Lang, "Amazing Angels", Angela Kearney owner.
Both she and Dr. Lang adored Angela, Craig, and the other
caregivers, and the family is forever grateful for their
care, knowledge, and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, the family request any donations to St.
John's Episcopal Church of Corsicana.
William "Harold" Elmore
Feb 17, 1927 - Oct 17, 2021
"Harold" Elmore of Carrollton, Tx (formerly of Frost, Tx)
went home to meet his heavenly father on Sunday, October 17,
2021. He is preceded in death by his wife of almost 70
years, Robbie Ponder Elmore. He was born in 1927 to William
A. Elmore and Essie Yarbrough Elmore. He is survived by his
son, Lloyd Elmore (wife Karen) and daughter, Nancy Van Tiem
(husband Dennis); two granddaughters, Tonya Phillips
(husband Lance) and Brittany Hutchens (husband Branson); and
five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana on Thursday,
October 21, 2021 from 6 - 8 p.m. A Celebration of Life
service will be held at Frost Baptist Church in Frost, Tx on
Friday, October 22, 2021 at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at
the Richland Cemetery in Mertens.
William �Harold� Elmore went home to see his heavenly
father on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at age 94; he resided
at Sonoma House Assisted Living in Carrollton, Tx.
Visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday
evening from 6 - 8pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is
Corsicana, Tx; the Celebration of Life service will be
Friday, October 22, 2021 at 10:00am at Frost Baptist
Church in Frost, Tx. Internment will follow at Richland
Cemetery in Mertens.
Harold was born on February 27, 1927 to William A.
Elmore and Essie Yarbrough Elmore. He was the second of
9 children. He is survived by his brother, Kenneth
Elmore and is preceded in death by Doris Perry Clanahan,
Laverne �Sis� Walles, Francis Bell, Bobby Elmore, Billy
Elmore, Betty Cox and LouAnn Kyte. He married his wife,
Robbie Ponder Elmore, July 9, 1948; she preceded him in
death in 2018 after almost 70 years of marriage. He is
survived by two children: Lloyd Elmore (wife Karen) and
Nancy Van Tiem (husband Dennis); two granddaughters:
Tonya Phillips (husband Lance) and Brittany Hutchens
(husband Branson); and five great-grandchildren: Davis
Szanto, Landon Hutchens, Mattie Phillips, Hayden
Hutchens and Leah Hutchens.
Harold served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947 holding
the rank of Corporal; he received the Army of Occupation
Medal World War II Japan Clasp and was stationed in
Korea. When he returned home, he met and married Robbie
Ponder and raised 2 children (Lloyd and Nancy). They
farmed and ranched in the Mertens area, then purchased a
service station/tire business which they operated for
several years before returning to farming and ranching.
They were active in their church and community. They
showered their children, granddaughters and
great-grandchildren with love. They moved to Hurst, Tx
in June of 2013 to be near their children. Harold moved
to Carrollton, Tx in 2018 after Robbie�s death; he
enjoyed making new friends, the many activities, playing
chicken foot dominos, watching sports, a good joke and
most of all visits and phone calls from family and
friends. He will be dearly missed.
Memorials may be made to Frost Baptist Church, 101 W.
Stroud Street, Frost, TX 76641.
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Dalton Edward Farmer
Feb 24, 1897 - Aug 26, 1966
D. E. Farmer Of Navarro Dies
D. E. Farmer, 70, life-long resident of Navarro,
died at his home Friday morning following a long
Arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Chapel.
Surviving are his wife of Navarro; four sons, Truman
and Keith Farmer, both of Navarro; Morris Farmer,
Corsicana, and Vernon farmer, Athens; two daughters,
Mrs. Aline Griffith and Mrs. Mark Morgan, both of
Corsicana; 23 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren,
three sisters, Mrs. Bill Wade Horn; Navarro; Mrs.
Buck Griffin, Navarro, and Mrs. Opal Baird,
Corsicana; a brother, Alvin Farmer, Corsicana, and
Gertrude �Gertie� (Wright) Brown
Dec 9, 1879 - May 19, 1966
Friday Rites For Mrs. Brown
HUBBARD (Spl)�Funeral services were held here Friday
afternoon for Mrs. Gertie Brown, 87, who died Thursday in a
Hillsboro hospital. The rites were held from the Eubanks
Chapel with burial in the
Native of Hubbard, she was a member of the first Methodist
Surviving are three brothers, Clay and Fate Wright, both of
Hubbard, and Virgil Wright, Overton; two sisters, Mrs. G. R.
Murphey, Sr., Hubbard, and Mrs. Scott Bills, Waxahachie, and
Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., May 20, 1966
d/o Newton Lafayette Wright buried in Liberty Hill &
Eugenia Capitolia �Cappie� (Cockrill) Wright buried in
Helen M. (Brassell)
Dec 23, 1884 - Dec 21, 1969
Lyons Services Set Wednesday
Mrs. Helen M. Lyons, 84, a native of Navarro county who has
lived the past 40 years in Los Angeles, Calif., died there
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at
with interment there. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of
services. The Rev. Eugene E. Wood will officiate.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Oscar Burns of Corsicana and
Mrs. George Jones of Hubbard; a brother, Bunyard Brassell of
Pallbearers will be Clint Fouty, H. B. Fouty, Jack Bressie,
Jeff Harwell, Charlie Bee and Silas Fry.
Feb 16, 1909 - Oct 15, 1970
Uless Nelson Rites Pending
Funeral services are pending at Calhoun Funeral Home for
Uless Nelson, a native of Blooming Grove, who died Thursday
at All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Annie Lois Clay of Fort
Worth; a brother, Leroy Russell of Blooming Grove; several
nieces, including Mrs. Betty Richie of Fort Worth and other
Archie "Bill" or "Papa" McCarter, Jr.
Jul 12, 1953 - Nov 19, 2021
known as "Bill" or "Papa", William A. McCarter, Jr. passed
away at home surrounded by his family on November 19, 2021.
He was 68 years old.
Bill was born in Dallas on July 12, 1953, to the late
William Archie McCarter, Sr. and Jean Erickson McCarter. As
a young man he enjoyed many years visiting the family farm
in Corsicana and grew up in the Methodist Church. Bill
earned his bachelor's degree from Texas Tech and worked in
sales for electrical supplies including cable wiring,
conductors, and conduit to large electric companies.
He enjoyed his work, but the love of his life was his
family, especially his grandchildren. He had no greater joy
than to fix toys for his grandchildren and spend time with
the family. Family was so important that Bill became the
ringleader organizing the McCarter family reunions back in
Bill will be remembered for his respectful conduct and
He is preceded in death by his parents and Uncle Charles
He has left a void in the hearts of many including his wife
of 44 years, Paula Thomasson McCarter; his daughters,
Rebecca McCarter Hunter and her husband CJ and Rachel
McCarter O'Leary and her husband Travis; grandchildren,
Jolie Nicole Hunter, Carter Brice O'Leary, and Audrey Lyn
O'Leary; sister, Gayle McCarter Lamers and her husband
Patrick; brother, Charles Frederick McCarter and his wife
Maria Cristina; brothers-in-law, Walter Ward Thomasson and
wife Lyn and Randy Kirk Thomasson; niece, Kacie Michelle
Russell; nephews, Joshua Charles McCarter, Joseph Weldon
Hunnicutt and Derek Ward Thomasson; and numerous great
nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, November 21,
2021, at Hopewell
Cemetery located in Corsicana. Pallbearers are Charles
McCarter, CJ Hunter, Travis O'Leary, Josh McCarter, Joe
Hunnicutt and Patrick Lamers.
Billy Canady Allred
Mar 18, 1934 - Oct 25, 2021
Billy C. Allred, 87, of
Corsicana passed from this life early Monday morning October
25, 2021 at his home. He was born in Mexia, Texas to R.V.
and Pauline Canaday Allred on March 18, 1934. He graduated
from Ennis High School and Navarro Junior College. He also
served in the United States Army. Billy retired from
Southern Pacific / Union Pacific Railroad after 45 years as
He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Larry
Allred. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Linda Allred.
Step-son Daryld Hamilton and wife Vicki. Grandsons Lance
Hamilton and wife Jana and Landon Hamilton and wife
Katherine. Great grandchildren Rhyder, Reece, Elle and
Riley. He is also survived by several extended family
Viewing will be on Wednesday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Griffin
- Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held
Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Payne Springs
Cemetery with Pastor Tim Shane officiating.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Griffin -
Roughton Funeral Home - Corsicana.
Aug. , 1935 - Nov. 15, 2021
Ann Shinpaugh Allred, age 86, passed away peacefully on
November 15, 2021 in Dallas, Texas.
She was born August 6, 1935 at home on Highland Street in
Waxahachie, Texas. Shirley was the seventh of eight
children, born to Cecil Sephus Shinpaugh Sr. and Lois Lavara
Shirley grew up in Waxahachie, attending Waxahachie High
School where she played basketball for the high school team.
In 1952 she met and married David Lee Allred of Corsicana,
Texas. They were happily married for 47 years until David's
passing in 1999. Their lives together began in Corsicana but
after David Lee joined the military, they moved to Colorado
Springs, Tacoma, Germany, and Huntsville before finally
returning to Waxahachie in 1966. They were blessed with
three sons; David Lynn, Steven Carl, and Scott Alan.
Shirley worked most of her life as a seamstress at Taylor of
Texas, Haggar, Stanbury and several other local companies.
She will be remembered most for her baked goods and treats
she made for family gatherings and holidays. Her favorite
pastime was following and supporting her children and
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, mother and
father, and her brothers, Cecil Sephus "Son" Shinpaugh Jr.,
Grady Clifton Shinpaugh, Hugh Charles Shinpaugh, James Carl
Shinpaugh, and Leland Gilford Shinpaugh and sister Dorthy
Louise Shinpaugh Jacobs.
Shirley is survived by her sister, Linda Beth Shinpaugh
Featherston; sons, David Allred and wife Karen, Steve
Allred, Scott Allred and wife Lori; granddaughters, Hollie
Allred Robinson and husband Joe, Lauren Allred Beale and
husband Chris, Katelyn Allred; grandsons Hayden Allred and
wife Taylor, Dylan Allred; great granddaughters, Riley
Robinson, Rowan Allred, Carsyn Allred, Jamison Olander;
great grandson, Jett Robinson; sisters-in-law, Marie
Shinpaugh of Ohio and Sharon Shinpaugh of Quinlan;
brothers-in-law Wayne Allred, Ray Allred and sister-in-law
Betty Jo Carpenter all from Corsicana and numerous nieces
A visitation for family and friends will be held on
Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 1-2 p.m. at the
Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Waxahachie. A Funeral
Service will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Bruce Zimmerman
officiating. Burial will be held at Sardis Cemetery
following the service.
Pallbearers: David Allred, Steve Allred, Scott Allred, Carl
Shinpaugh, Bobby Featherston, Todd Jacobs. Honorary
Pallbearers: Hayden Allred, Dylan Allred.
Arrangements are under the direction of the
Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 W. Main Street,
Waxahachie, Texas 75165. 972-937-2211.
Jeanette Catherine (Lawler) Sparks
Oct 8, 1971 - Nov 23, 2021
Catherine Sparks, 50, of Corsicana, Tx. passed away on Nov
23, 2021 in San Antonio, Tx.
Visitation will be Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 6 p.m. - 8
p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at
10 a.m. in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral H ome.
Burial will be Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 10:15 a.m. at
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Jeanette was born October 8, 1971 to Jim Lawler and Lorraine
Iervolino on . She went to school at Corsicana High School
She married Kevin Sparks on August 24, 1991 in Corscicana,
Tx. She graduated from Texas A&M Commerce with a bachelors
degree in accounting. She worked as the Grants Accountant
for Navarro College 15 years. She was a member of the
Jeanette is preceded in death by her Mother; Lorraine
Jeanette is survived by her husband; Kevin Sparks, Sons;
Patrick David Ryan Sparks, Harrison Sparks (Alexis), Father;
James Lawler, Brothers; Jimmy Lawler, Josh Lawler, Jacob
Lawler, Sister; Jenelle Perino,and Grandchildren; Harrison
Sparks, Jr. and Lennon Elon Sparks.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Sparks, Harrison Sparks, Patrick
Sparks, Jimmy Lawler, Josh Lawler, and James Lawler.
Nov 3, 1935 - Nov 17, 2021
H Bassham, 86, of Corsicana passed away November 17, 2021 at
UT Health Tyler. Visitation with the family will be
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 from 10 to 11 o'clock in the
morning at Westside Baptist Church (1522 N. 24th Street,
Corsicana, TX 75110.) Funeral services will follow at 11
o'clock with Bro. Larry Talbert officiating. Interment will
be at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Scurry, Texas.
GH Bassham, 86, entered into his heavenly
home on November 17, 2021. He was born on
November 3, 1935, to Roxie and Willburn
Bassham. He is survived by his wife Gladys
Bell, son Randy and wife Laura of Chandler,
Texas, daughters Sandra Barker and Husband
Ronnie, Janice Chambers and husband Terry,
Kathy Robinson and husband Donny all of
Corsicana, Texas; one sister Clovis Mason of
Fort Worth, Texas; nine grandchildren,
fourteen great-grandchildren and two more on
the way, as well as numerous nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death by his
youngest son, Mark Bassham, his parents, two
brothers and three sisters.
GH met the love of his life, Gladys Bell
Bassham in Corsicana, Texas. They were
married May 5, 1954 and shared a full and
happy life for 67 years. He was a Christian
and devoted member of Westside Baptist
GH was a truck driver starting at a very
young age and throughout his life. He also
worked at Corsicana Grader as shop foreman
and was a security guard at Kmart Warehouse.
GH was a great mechanic and loved to work on
cars and trucks in his spare time. In fact,
people from all over would come to him for
advice on how to fix their vehicles. One
time he completely refurbished a 1947 Ford
car from overhauling the motor to
upholstering the seats and dashboard, sewing
the material himself. He sold the car to his
nephew who lived in Midland, Texas at the
time. The city of Midland purchased the car
from the nephew, and it's driven in their
Christmas Parade each year.
GH was a family man. He loved his children
and grandchildren dearly. He looked forward
to their visits and the holidays when they
would all gather together. He was one of a
kind and will be extremely missed by his
family and friends.
"In life we loved you dearly, in death we
love you still. In our hearts you hold a
place that no one could ever fill. It broke
our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go
alone. For part of us went with you, the day
God took you home." ~Author unknown.
To celebrate GH's life, the family has
planned a visitation on Wednesday, November
24, 2021, from 10 to 11 in the morning at
Westside Baptist Church in Corsicana. A
Funeral Service celebrating his life will
follow at 11 o'clock with Rev. Larry Talbert
officiating. GH will be laid to rest at
Mount Olive Cemetery in Scurry, Texas at 2
o'clock in the afternoon. Serving as
pallbearers will be Brad Bassham, Ronnie
Barker, Taylor Chambers, Terry Chambers,
Donny Robinson, Scott Horton, Alvin Mullican
and Kyle Long and Honorary Pallbearer Justin
Corley Funeral Home
Bernell T. Alokoa
Nov 30, 1956 - Oct. 25, 2021
T. Alokoa, 64, of Mildred, TX unexpectedly passed away at
his home on October 25, 2021. Bernell was born in the
Federated States of Micronesia on the island of Kosrae, and
traveled to the states to pursue his college education at
Navarro College. While going to school, he met Teresa
Barajas and had three of his children and later moved to
Mildred, TX where he built the home he is so proud of.
Bernell was a hard worker and spent many of his years at
Guardian, Morgan, and Pactiv.
He made many friends through his life and would always be
willing to lend a helping hand. Friends would like to call
him "chief" and "boss". Many would remember him as a strong,
outspoken, but also very kind man.
He loved all of his children and took so much pride in them.
And when he would see his grandchildren his face would a
light up into a huge grin.
Bernell will always be remembered in our hearts. To keep his
legacy going, he is survived by his children Berlyn Alokoa,
Roseanna Alokoa Williams, Elizabeth Marie Meza, Bernell
Joseph Alokoa, grandchildren Jonessa, Justice, and Joel
Faylim, and Jackson Rash, and Hudson Williams, and many
other family members.
Visitation will be from 9-8 p.m. Friday, November 5 at
Griffin Roughton in Corsicana, and his funeral service will
be at 2 p.m. Saturday November 6th. Please direct gifts and
flowers to Griffin Roughton Funeral Home.
Fly High Daddy! We love you!
died Oct 30, 2021
Funeral service for Vanessa Jenkins,
passed away on Wednesday, October 30,
2021 in Corsicana. Viewing will be on
Friday, November 5, 2021 at Emanuel
Funeral Home of Corsicana from 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Funeral will be held on
Saturday, November 6 at Emanuel Funeral
Home of Corsicana at 1 p.m. with a
private family burial. Emanuel Funeral
Home of Corsicana will handle funeral
Albert Lee Dean
May 15, 1950 - Oct. 26, 2021
Lee Dean was born May 15, 1950, in Celina, Texas, to William
and Mary Dean. Albert passed away on October 26, 2021, at
age 71 in the Dallas VA Hospice Unit due to exposure to
Agent Orange. Albert is now with his Savior.
Growing up on a farm, Albert was a jack-of-all-trades. After
graduating from Denton High School, he served in the Army
(1970-73) as a helicopter crew chief in Viet Nam 1972-73.
Back home, he worked as a printing pressman, auto mechanic,
and construction worker. After he moved to Corsicana, TX, he
worked for Haney Drilling and then Communication Supplies,
Inc. Next, he learned HVAC, opening his own business. He
raised a large garden and loved to grill, sharing with
friends, family, and neighbors.
Albert is survived by his wife of 47 years, Donna Dean, his
children, Linda Hubbard and Donnie Dean; grandchildren, Cody
and Melanie Nevill, Tom and Cole Dean, and two more who
called him PapawLamia and Talon Kilger; brothers Mike Dean
and wife Rosa, Jerry Dean, William (Jr.) Dean; several
nieces and one nephew; as well as other extended family
He is preceded in death by his parents William and Mary
Dean, brother Joe Dean, and nephew Robert Montgomery.
Final arrangements by Smart Cremations. Arrangements for
Celebration of Life pending.
Frances (Hemphill) Lee
1919 - 2021
Hemphill Lee died peaceably in her sleep, at the age of 102.
She was born in Kerens, Texas in 1919, the eldest child of W
W and Harlowe Hemphill. She and her 2 sisters worked on the
On a family trip to California, they were in a head on
collision which left Frances with a stunted right leg at the
age of 11. Despite this disability she traveled extensively
the rest of her life.
Frances attended local schools then earned a B.A. in
Nutrition from UT Austin and an M.A. in home economics from
Texas Womens University. Frances went to work in Chicago for
the federal government as part of the team developing MRE's
for the Army. She married Thomas Lee of Chicago and had one
child, Judy. The family moved to Boston and Frances joined
the NASA team that developed food for space.
Of note, Frances was a 44 year survivor of breast cancer.
She retired to Kerens where she established "Miss Lee's
Kitchen" that served at-cost dinners 2-3 times a week for
local seniors. She was a very active member of the Kerens
Presbyterian and a devoted volunteer at the library.
Frances will be remembered for her intellect, humor, public
Deborah "Debbie" (Beamon) Rogers
Mar 3, 1959 - Nov 11, 2021
Beamon Rogers went to be with her Father and Savior on
November 11, 2021. She was born on March 3, 1959 to Grover
Raymond and Nona Fay Beamon. She is survived by a daughter
Amber Anderson Whitacre and husband Adam of Burleson, Texas;
a son Cody Anderson from Midland, Texas; sister Cheryl
Qualls, brother Kenny Beamon, and sister Karen Hyden all of
Corsicana, Texas; and numerous nephews and one niece; two
grand nieces plus one on the way, and one grand nephew.
Debbie (as she was known) held several jobs over the years
including Roy's Caf�, Master Vend, News Group Magazine and
most recently Worthington (Marriott Hotels).
Debbie was an avid animal lover. She could never say no when
it came to helping animals in need. She fostered and adopted
many animals over the years, especially her beloved Patches
Debbie was happy and compassionate. She was loved by many
and never met a stranger. She laughed and loved with all her
heart. She will be missed dearly
The family will be hosting a memorial service Sunday
November 14th at 2pm at Petty's Chapel, located in
Corsicana, Tx at 1300 FM 3041. If you wish to send flowers,
please send them to 1726 Clearbrook Lane, Corsicana Tx 75110
or they can be delivered to the church. If you wish to honor
Debbie in another manner, please make a donation to your
local humane society or animal shelter.
Marion Donald "Don" Broxson
Nov 30, 1947 - Oct 22, 2018
|Don Broxson, husband,
father and role model, peacefully finished his earthly
journey Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 at his Purdon home with family
at his side. Don was born in Pampa, Texas on Nov. 30, 1947,
to William Frances and Mary Evelyn Broxson.
From a humble beginning in the oilfields of the Texas
Panhandle, Don arrived in Corsicana at 17 years old, where
he built a family and business. His integrity and tireless
work ethic earned him the respect and trust of all around
him. His business, Don's Auto Center, became the go-to shop
for automotive expertise, technical training and most
importantly, honest service.
Don's enduring passion was classic cars - carefully
renovating iconic cars and sharing the experience with
family and friends. Among his many achievements, his
children were his proudest accomplishments.
He was preceded in death by his parents and beautiful
daughter, Lindy Broxson, who shared in his battle with
Don is survived by his wife of 28 years, Janet Broxson; his
sons Matthew and Donnie from his first wife Evelyn;
step-children Gerald, Bobby and Kim; grandchildren Jake,
Tatum, Seth, Ava, Ashley, Olivia, Zander, Baylor, Lexi,
Mikayla, and Tori and, siblings Bill Broxson and Latrice
His pallbearers were chosen from the generations of young
men he mentored and trained, including his grandson with
whom he shared a special connection, Jake Eldridge, his
son-in-law Jacob Eldridge and friends Jim Moore, Donny
Grace, Paul Joyner and Derek Robinson.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26,
2018 at Griffin-Roughton funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27,
2018 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Interment to follow
at Eureka Cemetery.
Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Oct 25, 2018
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- h/o Evelyn (Lipscomb)
Broxson & Janet Broxson; s/o William Frances Broxson & Mary
Evelyn (Wilkerson) Broxson
Jul 4, 1906 - Oct 9, 1971
J. M. Clark
James Melvin Clark, 65, died Saturday in
a Temple hospital.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the
Rice Cemetery with the Rev. Randall
Survivors include a cousin, T. D. Clark
of Corsicana and an aunt, Mrs. Lilly
Murphy of Rice.
Preston Howard Hargraves
May 8, 1873 - May 30, 1958
P. H. Hargraves Rites At Dawson
DAWSON, Tex., May 31, (Spl.)�Funeral services for P. H.
Hargraves, 85, retired farmer who died at his residence here
about 2 o�clock Friday afternoon, will be held at 4 p.m.
today (Saturday) at the Methodist Church.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. L. Milner, Methodist
pastor, and Rev. Jim Baggett, Dawson Baptist minister.
Burial will be in Dawson cemetery.
Mr. Hargraves was born in Arkansas and came to Texas when 28
years of age. He resided in the Spring Hill community the
major portion of his life, having moved to Dawson about
three years ago.
Survivors include his wife, Dawson; two daughters, Mrs.
Thelma Wells and Mrs. Billie Ruth McCulloch, both of Dallas;
three grandchildren, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be J. B. Hale, Noah Hale, Edward Hale, T.
C. Whitener, Almer Renfro, and R. W. Womack.
Wolfe Funeral Home will direct.
Mattie Lou (Tackett)
Feb 19, 1886 - Oct 15, 1962
Mrs. Hargraves Rites Tuesday
DAWSON, Oct. 16�(Spl.)�Mrs. Mattie Lou Hargraves, 76, long-time
resident, died in Memorial Hospital, Corsicana Monday night.
Funeral services were held from the Dawson Church of Christ
Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in
The rites were conducted by Jimmy Roden, minister of the Church,
and Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor of the First Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. I. D. Wells, Irving, and Mrs.
Bennie McCulloch, Dallas; four grandchildren; three sisters,
Mrs. Gilbert Holt, Dawson; Mrs. Della Stipe, Delia, and Mrs.
Lilla Thompson, Kilgore; two brothers, Jim Tackett, Kaufman, and
Terry Tackett, Dallas, and other relatives.
Eubanks Funeral Home directed.
Gilbert Arthur Holt
Sep 15, 1890 - Jul 5, 1971
Dawson Man Dies in Fire
One man was burned to death and two people were seriously
injured in a house fire late Monday afternoon in Dawson.
Gilbert A. Holt, 80, of Dawson died in the blaze at his home
which occurred at 8 p.m. His sister, Lurine Sims, 69, received
second degree burns on her face and hands while her son, Glenn
E. Sims, 44, had second and third degree burns over his upper
body, arms and face.
Deputy Sheriff Harold Pitts who investigated the incident, said
the fire apparently started as Sims was lighting a cigarette for
Holt. A service station attendant in Dawson said he heard an
explosion and saw black smoke coming from the house.
Justice of the Peace W. H. Tipton was called to the scene at
9:05 p.m. to perform an inquest, Judge Tipton said there was �no
foul play� involved in the incident but he will not rule on the
matter until further investigation is made by the sheriff�s
Sims was reported in poor condition at Memorial Hospital this
morning while Mrs. Sims was listed in fair condition.
William Rufus Griffin
May 3, 1902 - Jan 29, 1958
R. W. Griffin Rites Thursday
Funeral rites for R. W. Griffin, 55, Silver City grocer, who
died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning, were held from the
First Baptist church at Purdon, Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with
burial in the Dawson cemetery.
The services were conducted by Rev. Chester Reames, pastor; Rev.
Lester Roloff, Corpus Christi Baptist minister, and Rev. Jim
Baggett, pastor of the First Baptist church at Dawson.
Griffin, a native of Navarro county, was a member of the First
Baptist church at Purdon and the Dawson Masonic Lodge No. 155.
Surviving are his wife of Silver City; two sons, W. O. Griffin,
Waco, and Dan Griffin, Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. James E.
McMillen, Dallas; mother, Mrs. R. W. Griffin, Sr., Silver City;
four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Kennedy and Mrs.
Loraine Peden, both of Silver City; three brothers, A. L. and J.
B. Griffin, both of Los Angeles, Calif., and R. L. Griffin,
Pallbearers were Homer McNabb, Ralph Balentine, Clarence Thomas,
John Montgomery, Lee Mahoney, Arthur Boldin, Curtis McGehee and
Lela (Mahoney) Griffin-McCraw
Jun. 1, 1901 - Nov. 15, 1976
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel
for Mrs. Lela Griffin McCraw, 75, of Corsicana who died Monday
at Memorial Hospital.
The Revs. Elvis Egge and Joe Brumbelow will officiate with
burial following in the Dawson cemetery.
She was a native of Pecos and had lived in Corsicana for 18
Survivors include her widower, W. H. McCraw of Corsicana; two
sons, W. D. Griffin of Waco and Dan Griffin of Dawson; one
daughter, Mrs. James M. McMIllen of Corsicana; six grandchildren
and four greatgrandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Betty McCardell
of Tyler and Mrs. Cathy Brothers of Dallas, and two brothers,
Vernon Mahoney and Pete Mahoney of Waco.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Nov. 16, 1976
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- Cemetery monument says
- 1st husband William
Rufus Griffin married Feb. 11, 1919 2nd husband William
Henry McCraw married Jul. 12, 1969; d/o John Thomas Mahoney,
Sr. & Lucy A. (Balcom) Mahoney
Nancy Elizabeth Florence
Jul 14, 1879 - Nov 25, 1963
Hold Services For Miss Griffin
Graveside rites for Miss Florence Griffin, 75, who died in San
Antonio Monday, were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the
Dawson cemetery. She was a native of Dawson.
The services were conducted by Rev. N. H. Kupferle, Jr., pastor
of the First Methodist church.
Surviving are a brother, L. I. Griffin Corsicana; a sister, Mrs.
Ruth Griffin Jones, San Antonio; three nephews, L. I. Griffin,
Jr., New York City; Fred Griffin, Bakersfield, Calif., and
Charles H. Griffin, University of Texas professor, Austin; a
niece, Mrs. James Wilkerson, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were W. B. Waddell, W. P. Murchison, J. Floyd Smith,
T. L. Carlisle, R. M. Lavender and Richard M. Scott.
Claude Guy Putman
Jul 8, 1897 - Mar 18, 1958
Claude Putman Expires Tuesday
Claude G. Putman, aged 60 years, former boy�s dean at the State
Home, native of Navarro county, died in Memorial Hospital
Tuesday morning following a several weeks� illness.
Putman was dean of boys at the State Home for 13 years and was
with the Daniels Furniture store four years before his
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louise Womack Putman, Corsicana;
six brothers, Lee Putman and Alvis Putman, both of Route 1,
Purdon; Artie Putman, Route 4, Corsicana; Rufus Putman, Blooming
Grove; Clarence Putman, Purdon, and Cecil Putman, Frost; a
sister, Mrs. W. A. Key, Corsicana, and a number of nieces,
nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the
McCammon Chapel with burial in the
The rites will be conducted by J. P. Johnston, pastor of the
North Beaton Church of Christ.
Pallbearers will be George Daniels, Z. B. Moore, Buck Smith, Ray
Whitfield, E. E. Isbell, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Paul H. Miller and
Buel Lee Putman
Oct 10, 1920 - Dec 22, 2010
Buel Lee Putman, 90, a longtime resident of Arlington, passed
away at the home of his daughter, Loretta, on Wednesday, Dec.
22, 2010, in Pleasanton.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Arlington Baptist Temple, conducted
by Pastor Russell Williams. Arrangements are through Wade Family
Funeral Home of Arlington. Interment: 3 p.m. in
Buel was born in Purdon on Oct. 10, 1920. In 1957, Buel married
Virgina Juanita Hollifield. His initial occupation was farming
until he moved to Arlington, where he became employed in
building maintenance for the Arlington Independent School
District, as well as being self-employed in landscaping. Buel
was a member of Arlington Baptist Temple.
Buel was preceded in death by his father, George Washington
Putman; mother, Izora French; and daughter, Sybil Putman.
Survivors: His wife of 53 years, Virginia Juanita Putman;
daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and George Turner; son and
daughter-in-law, Michael and Tamara Putman; grandchildren,
Nanette Irvin, Kathleen Turner, Reuben Turner, Dorothy Turner,
Dylan Putman and Ashley Putman; and sisters, Margalene Almond
and Roberta Couch.
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Star-Telegram on Dec 26, 2010
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- h/o Virginia Juanita (Hollifield)
Putman married Sep. 3, 1957; s/o George Washington Putman &
Izora (French) Putman
Weldon Monroe Partin
Jul 12, 1913 - Jun 21, 1958
Monroe W. Partin Dies In Odessa
Funeral services for Monroe W. Partin, 44, who was born in
Pursley and spent much of his life in that vicinity, were held
Monday in Dawson, at the Wolfe Funeral home. Partin died in
Odessa June 21 following a heart attack. Rites also were held
Surviving him are his wife, Estelle, and her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. G. W. Wells, all are of Pursley community. Other survivors
include his mother and relatives of west Texas, whose names were
not immediately available.
Interment was in Dawson cemetery.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jun 26, 1958
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- US Army WWII h/o Estelle
(Wells) Partin-Sprayberry married Oct. 31, 1935; s/o Gordon
Pat Partin & Hattie Pearl (Hodge) Partin-Brown
George Washington Wells
Nov 15, 1875 - Aug 7, 1958
George W. Wells Dies At Dawson
DAWSON. Aug. 9 � (Spl.) � George W. Wells, 84, retired farmer,
native of Tennessee, died at his home here Thursday afternoon
following a several weeks illness. Funeral rites were held from
the First Methodist church Saturday at 3 p.m. with burial in the
Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. L. Milner,
pastor. Surviving are his wife of Dawson; three daughters. Mrs.
Hubert Wiley, Mt. Calm; Mrs. Lawrence Hubbard, Arlington, and
Mrs. Estelle Partain, Odessa; three sons, Lonnie and Freeland
Wells, both of Dawson, and Barney Wells, Houston; three
brothers, Lee and Jonah Wells, both of Houston, and Harvey
Wells, [illegible]; a sister, Mrs. J. D Mazey, Houston; 11
grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Wolfe Funeral Home
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly
Light - Aug 12, 1958
- Submitted by
- 1st wife Mollie (Dye) Wells 2nd wife Lula Iola (Long) Carrigan-Wells;
s/o William Samuel Wells & Nancy Abagail �Nannie� (Dickson)
James Freeland Wells
Feb 25, 1908 - Aug 5, 1973
DAWSON�Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the
Eubanks Funeral Chapel for Freeland Wells, 65, who died suddenly
in his home Sunday night. The Rev. George Yarborough will
officiate, and burial will be at the
Wells was born in Tennessee and moved to Dawson at an early age.
He had lived in Dawson most of his life, and was a rancher and a
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma Wells of Dawson; one
daughter, Mrs. G. W. Bratcher of Corsicana; one grandson,
Charles Bratcher of Groesbeck; one brother, Lonnie Wells of
Dawson; and three sisters, Mrs. Willie Hubbard of Dawson, Mrs.
Mary Wiley of Mt. Calm., and Mrs. Estelle Sprayberry of Odessa.
Eddie Ruth (Thompson) Wells
Jul 25, 1904 - Apr 27, 1974
Funeral services were to be at 1 p.m. today at the First Baptist
church in Dawson for Mrs. Lonnie (Ruth) Wells, 68, who was
killed in a truck accident Saturday.
Rev. W. O. Estes and Rev. Rick Erwin were to officiate with
burial to be at Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements are with Eubanks
Survivors include her husband of Dawson; a daughter, Mrs.
Maedell Tanner of Waco; a brother, Ralph Thompson of Houston; a
grandson and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers include Bobby Thompson, Clyde Roloff, James Mitcham,
Dan Griffin, Alton Nesmith, and Punk Nesmith.
Jo Sharron (Allen) Collier
Feb 17, 1943 - Nov 1, 2021
Sharron Allen Collier, 78, of Corsicana, passed away on
November 1, 2021 in Corsicana, TX.
Sharron was born in Corsicana Texas to Billy Joe and Vergie
Allen on February 17, 1943. She graduated from Mildred High
School and attended Navarro College. She married John Paul
Collier on June 26, 1965 in Corsicana, TX. She was a
homemaker for most of her life. Her favorite job was taking
care of her grandchildren.
Sharron is preceded in death by her parents, brother in law
Curtis Boyd, brother in law John Williams, brother in law
Ralph Widacki and granddaughter Ashlyn Collier.
Sharron is survived by her husband, John Paul Collier,
daughter Kathy Thompson and husband Kelly, son Paul Collier
and wife Jenny, twin sister Carolyn Williams, sister Janet
Hecker and husband Tom, brother Billy Glenn Allen and
husband Shawn Allen-Wade, sister in law Karon Widacki,
grandchildren Cory Wilkinson, Tyler Herron, Ella Thompson,
Jared Collier, Jadi Collier, Brooke Smith, great
grandchildren Jace and Ava Herron and a host of cousins,
nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 5th
Cemetery with Tony Neal officiating. Arrangements are by
Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Shannon Wiggins, Frank
Yvon, Matt Widacki, Morgan Henderson, Jared Collier, Cory
Wilkinson, Tyler Herron, and Kelly Thompson.
Memorials may be given to the Asby scholarship fund. The
family of Sharron wishes to extend our sincere thanks to
Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec 13, 2021
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Ruth Carolyn (Dublin)
Aug 29, 1928 - Dec 23, 2021
Carolyn Dublin Blackburn of Corsicana went to be with her
Lord and Savior on December 23, 2021. She was born on August
29, 1928, to S.L. and Amanda (Dollie) Dublin.
A lifelong resident of Corsicana, Carolyn attended local
schools and graduated from Corsicana High School as a member
of the class of 1945. She attended Baylor University,
majoring in Radio and obtaining a teaching certificate.
While at Baylor, she was a member of the Athenean Club (now
Kappa Kappa Gamma), serving as president her senior year.
While teaching second grade at Lee Elementary, she married
Edgar Wright Blackburn on December 2, 1950. She left her
teaching career in 1953 to be a full-time mom but returned
to the classroom in 1964 at Drane Middle School where she
taught Speech and Language Arts until her retirement in
She attended First Baptist Church of Corsicana from birth
and was active in Sunday School, a member of the Homebound
Visitation Team, and a participant in the church's Women's
Council. She was a long-time member of the Quintilian Club,
served on the Kinsloe House Board, and belonged to the local
chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, a professional organization.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents and her husband
Ed, to whom she was married for 55 years. Left to cherish
her memory are, daughter Carol Blackburn Smith and husband
David of Dallas, son Jim Blackburn and wife Janet of
Corsicana. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kyle
Gregory Hayes and fianc� Leslie Newman of Richland and Holly
Katherine Simmons and husband Trent of Richardson. Great
grandchildren include Kenzee Denice Hayes, Jonah Thomas
Simmons, Annabelle Ruth Simmons, and Samuel Alexander
Simmons. Adopted into the family and surviving her is
special caregiver and friend, Lois Ballard.
In addition to Lois, the family is forever grateful to
Bobbie Walker, Debra Sims, and Patrece Williams whose loving
care enabled her to remain in her home in recent years.
Funeral Service will be held at First Baptist Church of
Corsicana at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2021.
Visitation will be prior to service starting at 10:00am.
Burial will be at
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be
made to The Humane Society of Navarro County P.O. Box 1731
Corsicana, Texas 75151 or First Baptist Church 510 W Collin
Street Corsicana, Texas 75110
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Don Dunbar, Jr.
Aug. 10, 1928 - Dec 28, 2021
Dunbar Jr. was born in San Angelo, Texas on August 10th,
1928 to Don (D.G.) Dunbar and Francis Corley Dunbar. Don was
their second of two children and remained a great friend
with his big sister Sue Spradlin all her life. The family
moved to Corsicana, Texas in 1931 where Don graduated from
Corsicana High School in 1945 and enrolled at the University
of Texas in Austin.
While at the University, Don played in the Longhorn Band,
pledged Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, and completed his BS in
Geology in 1951.
Don moved to Midland, Texas in 1951 to work as an oil scout
for Union Oil Company and was moved to Amarillo where he was
the sole employee. Drafted in 1952, Don was stationed at the
San Jacinto Ordinance Depot in Channelview, Texas. While
defending the Houston Ship Channel, he attended law school
in the evenings, and spent weekends in Corsicana running the
family oil business. After leaving the service, Don took a
job with Lion Oil Company in Abilene, Texas in 1955 before
becoming an independent geologist and managing the family
oil business in 1957.
In 1957, Don met and married Judy Dipuccio (8/20/1957), his
wife of 32 years. Four of their five children were born in
Abilene: Don Dunbar III in 1958, Douglas in 1960, David
in1962 and Heather in 1964. The family moved to Midland in
1967 where their fifth child, Kathleen was born in1967.
While in Midland, Don was active in the West Texas
Geological Society and was instrumental in establishing and
serving as the first President of the Permian Basin Graduate
Center - which provided continuing education opportunities
to the geologists working in the area. He was served as the
Committee Chair for Troop 51 and raising 3 Eagle Scouts. He
also volunteered for the City of Midland Swim Team where he
could be found behind the blocks with a stopwatch.
As their children were moving off to college, Don & Judy
moved to Austin in 1980 where they enjoyed living on Lake
Austin. They returned to Midland in 1985 and remained there
until Judy passed on January 12, 1989.
Don returned to Corsicana in 1992 where he continued to work
in the oil business. He also began dating his former high
school sweetheart Marian Wheelock. Don remained in
Corsicana, enjoying being a Delt Dinosaur, studying Clan
Dunbar genealogy, and attending St. John's Episcopal Church.
In November 2017, Don moved to Tomball, Texas to be near
family. He continued to enjoy advising the family business
and watching his children and their children grow.
Don is preceded by his parents, his sister Sue Spradlin, his
wife Judy, and nephew Scott Spradlin and wife Paula, and
nephew Donald Spradlin
Don is survived by his children and their families: Don and
Sandra Dunbar, w granddaughter Emily; Doug and Lynn Dunbar,
w granddaughter Duryn; David and Kathy Dunbar w grandsons
Robert and Stuart, and granddaughter Mary Kathyrn; Heather
Dunbar w granddaughters Judy, Sylvia, and Colleen; daughter
Kathleen and David Leff, grandson Cameron (and wife Kelsey)
and Barron (and wife Anna) Fuentes, granddaughter Ann Leff,
grandson Gavin Leff, and granddaughter Annelle Leff, and by
nephew Rick Spradlin and wife Kate.
Beloved Father and Friend.
To celebrate Don's life, the family has planned a service on
Monday, January 3, 2022, in The Magnolia Chapel of Corley
Funeral Home. A visitation will take place an hour prior to
the service. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Don requested memorial contributions to
MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Nerine "Pat" Levins Bressie
Feb 14, 1929 - Apr 22, 2021
Nerine Bressie, 92, of Farmers Branch, Texas passed away April
22, 2021 in Carrollton, Texas. She was born February 14, 1929 to
N. W. Levins and Liddon Levins in Corsicana, Texas.
She went to school in Corsicana, Texas. She married Jack Bressie
in 1956 in Corsicana, Texas. Pat worked for Airborne in Addison,
Texas before retiring in 1996. She loved to find a good deal at
the dollar store and McFrugal's when it was around and always
said if she won the lottery, she would buy the business. Pats
greatest joy was supporting her family in all their hobbies and
endeavors and she would talk to anyone that would listen.
Preceded in death by her husband, Jack Bressie, brothers, Bill
and Hollis and sisters, Lucille, Betty, Inez and Carolyn.
Survived by her sons, Jeff Bressie and Joe Bressie, grand
daughter and great grandson.
Funeral services will be held May 1, 2021 at Restland Funeral
Home. Burial will follow at the
in Corsicana Texas.
J. T. "Pete" Gaulding
Feb 18, 1928 - Nov 10, 2012
"Pete" Gaulding, 84, of Abilene, Texas, passed away
Saturday, November 10, 2012, at a local medical center.
Pete was born on February 18, 1928 in Corsicana, Texas to
Ross and Ruth Gaulding. He attended school in both Austin
and Corsicana, graduating from Corsicana High School.
After graduating from high school, he joined the Coast Guard
and served until the end of World War II. At that time, he
came to Abilene and graduated from Hardin-Simmons University
with a Bachelor of Business degree in 1950. Pete met the
love of his life, Wanda Windham, who was a student at
McMurry College, and after her graduation they married in
1951. He was a member of University Baptist Church.
Pete worked for the Texas Highway Department (now Texas
Department of Highways and Public Transportation) for 35
years as an engineering technician. There he met many
wonderful people who would become lifelong friends of the
Pete was known for his willingness to help others, his
contagious laugh, positive outlook on life, and his devotion
to his wife of 61 1/2 years, Wanda. When his children,
grandchildren, and great-grandchildren participated in
sports and other events, he was there cheering for them.
After retiring, Pete worked at farming and ranching at the
family's place in Potosi. He felt closest to God when he was
there among the mesquite trees with his burros, goats, and
ducks. Some of his best times were spent there with his
Pete was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Ruth
Gaulding; his sister, Jimmy Henderson; and his brother, Joe
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Windham Gaulding of
Abilene; his brother, John Gaulding of Austin; daughters,
Cindy Fitzhugh of Abilene and Suzi Downey of Coppell;
grandson, Travis Burleson and wife Kelly of Summerville,
South Carolina; granddaughters, Jamie Bearden and husband
Zack of Abilene, Emily Fitzhugh of Abilene, Krista Downey of
Anson, and Kaila Alba and husband Nick of Richardson;
great-grandchildren, Hudson and Carter Bearden of Abilene
and Milo and Chloe Burleson of Summerville, South Carolina.
He is also survived by his special dog, Wimberly.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 13,
2012, at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701
Highway 277 South, Abilene, with Pastor Kevin Peters
officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park,
directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home. The family will
receive friends at a visitation 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at
the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Potosi
Volunteer Fire Department, 1949 FM 1750, Abilene, Texas
79601, or University Baptist Church, 2141 Grape Street,
Abilene, Texas 79601, or to the donor's favorite charity.
Kenneth Bruce Bobkoff
Apr 10, 1927 � Feb 3, 2018
of Kenneth Bruce Bobkoff
IN THE CARE OF
Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home & Hillcrest Mausoleum &
Kenneth Bruce Bobkoff, age 90, of Dallas, Texas passed away
on Saturday February 3, 2018. Kenneth was born April 10,
1927 to Bessie Bobkoff and Morris Bobkoff.
Kenneth is survived by; son Michael G. Bobkoff; and son Alan
M. Bobkoff; grandchild Zachery Bobkoff, grandchild Jordan
Bobkoff, grandchild Ayden Bobkoff and great grandchild Mateo
Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife Francine Bobkoff;
father Morris Bobkoff and mother Bessie Bobkoff; brother
Burney Bobkoff; sister Grace Bobkoff and sister Sylvia
A graveside service for Kenneth will be held Monday,
February 5, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Hillcrest
Memorial Park, 7405 W. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75225.
Following the graveside service will be a burial at 2:00 PM
at Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park, 7405 West Northwest
Highway, Dallas, Texas 75225.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at
www.Sparkman-Hillcrest.com for the Bobkoff family.
William W. Bonds
Apr 1, 1941 - Nov 17, 1997
HARRISON-- William W. Bonds,
56, of Bergman, (Boone County), died November 17, 1997, at North
Arkansas Regional Medical Center.
Born April 1, 1941, at Madisonville, Texas, he was a son of Fred
Nolan Bonds of Belton, Texas, and Fannie Tullas Bonds Dubose of
He was a retired diesel technician for J.A. Reeves Tractor
Company of Little Rock. He lived in Boone County for one and one
half years and was a former
Pine Bluff resident.
He was a member of the Civitan Club and Watson Chapel Volunteer
Fire Department in Pine Bluff.
Other survivors include his wife, Sandra Kay Bonds; a son,
Darren Bonds of Fort Smith; a stepson, Phil Calvert of Pine
Bluff; two daughters, Mary Ann
Buchannan of Corsicana, Texas, and Linda Sue Stracener of
Mesquite, Texas; a brother, Burl Dubose of Corsicana; a sister,
Micki Bonds of Belton; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home at Corsicana, Texas. Burial will be in
Rest Haven Memorial
Cemetery in Corsicana. Local arrangements are by Coffman Funeral
Home of Harrison.
Ruby Vestal (Turner)
Mar 19, 1927 - May 5, 2022
Vestal Boulware passed away on May 5, 2022 in Corsicana,
Texas. She was born March 19, 1927 in Jester, Texas to
Melvin Turner and Jewell Hollifield. She married James
Denver Boulware in January of 1943.
Ruby was a seamstress as Hagger Slacks for 40 years. She
also worked at the Pecan Factory for 10 years. She was a
homemaker and raised two of her grandkids, Jennifer and
She is preceded in death by her parents Melvin and Jewel
Turner, husband James Denver Boulware, son Kenneth Boulware,
and sister Wilma Linder.
Ruby is survived by her son, Ricky Boulware; grandchildren,
Kelly Boulware, Tanya and Shawn Mills, Kyle and Venessa
Boulware, Jennifer and Jerry Don Boulware, and James and
Brittany Boulware; sister, Dorothy and Gary Grice; along
with 27 Great-Grandchildren, 17 Great-Great-Grandchildren,
and a number of extended family members.
Visitation will be from 6-8pm Monday, May 9, 2022 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be at
10:00 AM Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home Chapel with Bro. Tony Stephens officiating. Burial will
be at Dresden
Cemetery. Pallbearers are James Boulware, Shawn Mills,
Jerry Don Ware, Robert Reed, Ben Cantu, and Hunter O'Pry.
Wilma (Turner) Linder
October 18, 1929 ~ October 27, 2021 (age 92)
Funeral services for Wilma Linder, 92, of Nacogdoches, will be
held at 1:00 pm, on October 30, 2021, at Fairview Cemetery with
Bro. Paul Sevar officiating.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on October 30,
2021 at Laird Funeral Home.
Mrs. Linder passed away on October 27, 2021 in Nacogdoches. She
was born on October 18, 1929 in Corsicana, Texas.
1924 - Dec 2, 2021
Hollembeak Rogers, age 97, passed away peacefully in
Corsicana, TX on December 2, 2021. Jaunques grew up in
Arkansas City, KS. After marrying Carl Rogers, they moved to
Mt. Pleasant, TX where they raised their three children. In
1976 they retired to Tyler, TX.
Jaunques was predeceased by her daughter, Carla; her
husband, Carl and her son, Kent. She is survived by her
brother, Ted Hollembeak; her son, Phil Rogers; five
grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
A graveside burial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday,
December 11, 2021 at Cathedral of the Pines Cemetery in
Tyler, under direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home.
David Dickson Corley
Mar. 12, 1933 - Dec. 6, 2021
Dickson Corley died December 6, 2021, after a battle with
David was born in Corsicana on March 12, 1933, to Jeddy
Dickson and John Roberts Corley. He was preceded in death by
his brother, Bob Corley of Corsicana.
He excelled in academics and sports in grade school and high
school in Corsicana. He went on to attend SMU, where he was
a member of Phi Delta Theta and was captain of the Swim
team. He also served in the U.S. Air Force for nine years.
David started the successful design firm Minton-Corley with
his college friend, Joseph Minton, in 1969. Their new firm
immediately acquired several prestigious projects in Texas,
Washington D.C., New York, California, and Colorado. Within
three years, their work was published in Architectural
Digest and several other publications. In 1990,
Minton-Corley was chosen to be in the Original AD 100, "An
Exclusive Guide to the Worlds' Finest Interior Designers".
One of his greatest pleasures in life was traveling the
world with his wife, Mary, acquiring antiquities for their
antique shops in Dallas and Santa Fe. A master of
aesthetics, he cultivated an appreciation of beauty and
style embodied throughout his life. He was a member of Holy
Family Catholic Church.
Those closest to him knew him as Dad, David, or Grandaby.
Family was always important, which was obvious through his
commitment and actions. We are left with many wonderful
memories and traditions. Being loyal, supportive, and
generous were at the center of his life, and he gave
selflessly to his family. He had a strong work ethic and
lived a life of integrity. His sound advice was always
there, but only when needed. He had a quiet strength - a man
of few words who conveyed more with his actions and his
eyes. Even to the very end, he could communicate his
approval, disapproval, or understanding with just a glance
and an occasional accompanying smile.
He and Mary, the love of his life, enjoyed 48 years of
marriage filled with deep devotion and adventure. He loved
spending time with his beloved Whippets, Blush and Ginny.
David is survived by his children Ellyn Corley, Charissa
Christopher (Mike), David Corley Jr (Dayna),Valerie Petrie
(Danny), Beth Gideon (Randy), Bill Runyon (Tanya), and John
Runyon (Lisa); his grandchildren, Courtney Lee and Cary
Paschall, John Christopher and Anne Vasil, Jeddy Bowen,
Madeline Roberts, David III, Daniel, Olivia and Sam Corley,
Campbell, Hogan and Corley Petrie, Chelsea Wood and John
Randall Gideon, Megan Wilson, William and Weston Runyon,
Liam and Ivy Runyon; and his 9 precious great grandchildren.
Graveside service was Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 at Greenwood
Memorial Park, Fort Worth.
Memorials may be made to Tarrant Area Food Bank or Tunnel to
Thompson's Harveson & Cole
Robert Earles Durr
Aug 21, 1947 - Nov 29, 2021
Earles Durr, 74, of Ozark, MO. passed away on November 29,
2021 after suffering a heart attack at his home. He is
preceded in death by his father Louis Durr, Helen Ann
Davenport Durr, his brothers Dicky Durr, Arthur Durr, and
Louis Benton Durr.
Robert was born on August 21, 1947, to Louis and Helen Durr
in Corsicana TX. After graduating from
Corsicana High School in 1965, he went on to serve in
the US Army 1967-1970 as a SGT/SPC5 ranking and returned to
attend Navarro Junior College studying Automotive
Technology. After completing his studies, Robert worked at
Haggar Clothing Co. in Corsicana where he worked as a sewing
machine mechanic for more than 10 years. His career later
led him to Lee Jean Co. and Webco Industries. In 1982,
Robert met his wife Linda, and they wed in 1983 in
Waxahachie TX., going on to raise 4 sons and 8
grandchildren. From Corsicana, Robert went on to relocate in
Brownsville, TX., El Paso, TX., Houston MO., and finally
settling in Ozark, MO. where he lived his last days.
Anyone who knew Robert knew that he was one that could be
counted on to lend a helping hand or offer his experience in
any scenario. He was a very talented man and exhibited
amazing craftsmanship in everything he did related to
woodworking fabricating furniture and cabinetry, welding and
as a mechanic. As a husband, Robert loved faithfully and
exhibited a smart-witted sense of humor that everyone
enjoyed being around. As a dad and grandpa, he was
consistent, patient, and full of wisdom. Robert was
unendingly proud of his family.
He is survived by his wife Linda Durr of Ozark MO., his sons
Blaine Harmon of Clever MO., Cory and Becky Harmon of Ozark
MO., Jeff Durr of McDonough GA. and Bobby and Lauren Durr of
Bolivar MO. Robert was blessed with 8 grandchildren: Eryn
Durr 18, Tyler Harmon 17, Ryan Durr 16, Addyson Durr 14,
Jacob Harmon 13, Piper Durr 10, Jaxson Durr 6, and Chloey
There will be a celebration of life held on December 12,
2021 - 3PM - at Countryside Assembly of God located at 2921
S. Morrisville Rd., Bolivar MO. 65613. The service will be
officiated by Robert Earles Durr II. The family requests
that all flowers and notes are sent to this location. In
lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to Homes
for Our Troops or the Wounded Warrior Project charities to
assist our veterans in their return home.
Alvin LeRoy Short, Jr.
Mar 14, 1984 - Dec 2, 2021
LeRoy Short, 37, of Ennis, Texas entered into eternity on
December 2, 2021.
If you ever met Alvin, you immediately knew he had the
biggest heart and never met a stranger. One thing we all
knew about Alvin is that he loved his family so much. He
lived in a way that showed love and compassion for everyone
he met and was always ready to lend a helping hand. He
enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.
Alvin was born to Carolyn Brantner and Alvin Short Sr. in
Austin, TX on March 14, 1984. Alvin is survived by his two
children Callye and Reagen Short; Mother Carolyn and husband
Coy Wilhoite; Father Alvin Short Sr.; Sisters: Jennifer and
husband Bruce Greer, and Tandra Short Haven; Brothers: Shon
and wife Tiffany Sulik, and Jon Short; Grandmother Letha
Windstead; Uncles: Edward Alford and Jon and wife Donna
Alford; Aunts: Deborah Nelson, Lisa and husband Bryan Ingram
and Brenda Pennington; Nephews: Trey Short, Hunter Whitily
and Tristian Short; Nieces: Haley Whitehead and Avery Greer.
Along with numerous cousins, extended family members and
Services will be held at Harmony Christian Church, 1816 West
2nd Avenue, Corsicana, Texas 75110 on December 11, 2021 at 5
A special Thank You to everyone who has reached out to our
family. Please keep us in your prayers.
May 23, 1951 - Nov 26, 2021
November 26, 2021, at sunrise, the gates of heaven opened up
to accept Gail Summerall Richards as an Angel. We will miss
you dearly, but we have peace in knowing that you are not
suffering any longer. Your Angel spirit will live on, in the
many lives of those you touched through the many different
ministries that you were involved in.
Gail Stan Summerall was born on May 23,1951 in Corsicana, TX
to Stanford Reese Summerall (Father), and Nell Margene
Allbritton Summerall (Mother). Gail went to school in
Corsicana, TX. She married Ervin Leslie Richards on October
8,1971. They were married 50 years. She loved him and her
family with all her heart.
Gail's children include Dennis Ervin Richards, Terry Manual
Richards, and stepchildren: Randel Ervin Richards and Angela
Gail's education included an associate degree from Navarro
College, and attendance at UTA with a concentration in
Microbiology. Gail and Ervin ran Richards Gulf Station for
12 years. She worked at Wolf Brand Chili in the lab. Then
she moved to Cryer Creek Kitchens of Collin Street Bakery
and retired from Russell Stover Candy Factory. Gail served
in many organizations including the Boys Scouts of American
and as Worthy Matron of Eastern Star.
In Boys Scouts she was Cub Scout Leader and a Boy Scout
Leader. She earned her Wood Badge in 1987 and received the
Silver Beaver award from Circle Ten Council in 1998. Gail
and Ervin became principal sponsors of a venture crew known
as "Crew 1298". This program was successful and very quickly
became the premier High Adventure Co-Ed program in Circle
Ten Council of the United States because of the many
programs that it entailed. "Crew 1298 "was recognized
internationally by a visit from the Chief Scout of Ireland.
Upon retirement, Gail continued to serve our troops in "Chuckwagons
for Christ" and then through "Cowboys for Heroes. Her
dedication and service will to remain unmatched.
Gail enjoyed most of all time with her husband, children,
family and pets. She was member of First Methodist Church in
Corsicana, Northside Baptist Church and 1298 Ministries.
Gail is survived by her Husband Ervin Richards, Children:
Dennis and Laura Richards, Terry and Emily Richards, Randy
Richards and Jackie Evette, Angela and Michael McCarter.
Grandchildren includes Jordan Richards, Mandy Richards,
Stephanie Richards, Justin Richards, Taylor Richards,
Isabella Richards, Brynlee Richards, McKenzie Evette,
Chandler Ware, McKenna Evette, Carson Castillo and Mia
Castillo. Gail's sisters are Jeanie Ruth Hodge and Patti
Lynn Summerall, and her Aunt Bobbie McCreary. Gail has many
extended family members and friends that she loved and
Memorial Service to be announced at a later date.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
June (Trent) Abbie
Jan 24, 1935 - Dec 7, 2021
Trent Abbie, 86 of Kerens, was called home to be with her
Heavenly Father December 7, 2021 at 2:54 AM.
She was born in Rural Shade, Texas on Thursday, January 24,
1935 to Joe and Viola Trent.
She lived all of her life in Kerens, Texas working for Oil
City Iron Works and American National Insurance Company as
an insurance agent for many many years. She was devoted to
raising her 6 kids and teaching them her love for her Lord.
She played the piano at the Kerens Missionary Baptist Church
that she taught herself to do for most of her life as well
as teaching Sunday School for a lot of Kerens middle school
and high school age students. She loved praising her Lord
and she would tell everyone she saw about his love. She
would say always smile and have fun because remember you are
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe & Viola Trent;
brothers, Elmer Trent, Clayton Trent, and Joe Trent, Jr.;
The love of her life Charles Capehart and daughter Delia
June is survived by sons Leroy Hobbs, Jr. and wife Tanya,
Trent Hobbs, stepson Mike Capehart and wife Laura, and
Ronnie Renfro. Daughters Renay Crawford and husband Tim,
Carolyn Kilcrease and husband Bert, Glenda Curry and husband
Doug, and step daughter Winona Depew; 22 grand kids; 53
great grandkids; 10 great great grandkids. Two brothers,
Clarence Trent and wife Nancy, and Douglas Trent and wife
Diana and numerous nieces and nephews that she thought a lot
Services will be Monday, December 13, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the
First Baptist Church of Kerens, Texas. Visitation will be
Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Paschal Funeral Home from 5 to
7 p.m. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Alzheimer's
Association or Cancer Society.
Mary Katherine (Holliman) Henderson
Jun 30, 1966 - Nov 29, 2021
Katherine Henderson, 55, formerly of Navarro passed from
this life on November 29, 2021 in Alexandria, LA. She was
born in Corsicana on June 30, 1966 to Troy Holliman and
Katrina Humphries Holliman. She was a stay-at-home mom
caring for her children.
She is preceded in death by parents, brother Carey Williams
and her husband who passed away a few months ago Michael
Henderson. Surviving family is her children; Amanda Lansing
and husband Bret and Casey Henderson and wife Megan.
Grandchildren; Willow Lansing, Alex Lansing, Riley Lansing,
Aleeya Lansing, Henry Henderson, Zane Lansing and Hunter
Henderson. Brother Eric Holliman and numerous nieces,
nephews and extended family members.
Visitation with the family will be Friday, December 3, 2021
from 5-7 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside
funeral services will be held Saturday morning, December 4,
2021 at 11 a.m. at
Grape Creek Cemetery with Bro. Rodney
Bancroft officiating. serving as pallbearers will be Casey
Henderson, Alex Lansing, Bret Lansing, Eric Holliman, Kain
Holliman and Mitchell Williams.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Apr. 5, 1972 - Nov. 6, 2021
Renee Cormier, the giver of amazing hugs and beautiful
smiles, left her deer stand and this earth on November 6,
2021. She was born on April 5, 1972 and packed a life filled
with love, joy and positivity into her 49 years.
Tisha loved living at the 55 Ranch in Rural Shade and being
a cattlewoman. She was a crack shot with her gun and bow, as
well as an avid fisherman (as long as the worm supply was
good) Tisha loved all the animals and gave them all names,
including "Big Toad" and "Jimmy Crack Corn" the squirrel.
Tisha was greeted in heaven by her beloved granny Mickey
Jones, her deceased father Tom Lewis and Mimi and Pa Lewis
her deceased grandparents.
Those who will miss her until they meet again are her mother
Linda Davis, her dad Michael Pardee, her sisters Krystal
Smith and Leah Mickie, her niece Amber Smith, her nephews
Gauge Smith, Thomas Mickie and Trevor Neely and numerous
other great nieces, great nephews and stepchildren.
The Allen family, the Costner family, the Koonce family and
the Pardee family where privileged and honored to count
Tisha as a family member and are heartbroken to say goodbye.
Tisha was loved by many and truly loved all the little
children she ever met, giving them her undivided attention
and adoration. Her best buddy, Gavin Koonce, also known as
"Pea Picker" will miss the sleepovers and train rides with
Tisha leaves behind her many families and friends in
Virginia, who suffered through all of her stories about
Texas while she lived there for 25 years. Tisha loved
everyone with all her heart and soul and gave her Lord all
the glory. Her angel wings were ready, but we were not.
"Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or discouraged
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua
Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will
be held 10 a.m. Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church. Burial will follow at
Cemetery. Pallbearers who will escort her are her hunting
buddies Chris Costner, Andrew Allen, David Koonce, and Billy
Pardee, her nephew Thomas Mickie and adopted nephew Micah
Honorary Pallbearers are Gavin Koonce, aka "Pea-Picker" and
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Redrick Marion "Son"
Jan 26, 1930 - Oct 22, 2021
R.M. (Son) Bowden, Jr. was
born January 26, 1930, in Tupelo, Texas, to R.M. and Annie
(Mitchell) Bowden. He graduated as valedictorian from
Rice High School in May 1947. He joined the
U.S. Navy in August 1950 and
served four years.
He married Betty Lewis on June 19, 1953. He and Betty reared
their three children in Corsicana, Texas.
Son served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher at First
Baptist Church for many years.
Son worked with his father building houses until his father's
retirement. He then went into business for himself building
houses, furniture, and beautiful clocks. He sold his woodworking
shop in 1997. At the request of his granddaughter, Andrea, he
began designing and building sets for the Warehouse Living Arts
Center. He continued this until 2013.
Son is survived by his wife of 68 years, Betty Bowden; daughters
Carolyn Scott of Greenville, TX, and Cindy Williams (Terry) of
Corsicana, TX, and son Tom Bowden of Corsicana, TX. He is also
survived by his grandchildren Andrea Williams Coker (Michael) of
Dallas, TX, Jacob Bowden Williams of Houston, TX, and Devon
Bowden of Dallas, TX. He is survived by five great grandchildren
- Margaret Honey Coker, Odette Coker, George Coker, Layla
Robbins, and Justyce Bowden all of Dallas. He is survived by a
sister Lois Peebles (Jerry) of Arlington, TX. He is survived by
many nieces and nephews.
Visitation is planned for Wednesday evening October 27, 2021 at
Corley Funeral Home, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Funeral services
will take place at the First Baptist Church of Corsicana on
Thursday, October 28 at 10:00am with Dr. Danny P. Reeves
officiating. Interment will follow at
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to
First Baptist Church Building Fund or the Warehouse Living Arts
The family would like to thank the wonderful ladies of Cedar
Lake Hospice. Amanda, Sharon, and Sandra have taken wonderful
care of our family.
- Corley Funeral Home
- h/o Betty (Lewis)
Bowden; s/o Redrick Marion Bowden, Sr. & Annie Lois
Otis Isaac Beam
Sep 15, 1950 - Nov 13, 2021
Isaac Beam was born on September 15, 1950 in Corsicana,
Texas and God called him home on Saturday, November 13,
2021. I would say three words to describe Otis would be that
he was honest, humble, and caring. He loved his family with
all his heart.
He was very proud of his two sons, Brad and Matthew. Brad
followed in his father's footsteps working in the oilfield
for many years. He recently started working at Halliburton
in Alaska. Otis worked at Halliburton for over 25 years. He
was very proud of Matthew because he reminded him so much of
his father, Isaac "Ike" Beam. Matt can fix, repair, build,
or mend just about anything just like Ike could.
Otis met the love of his life, Deni Beam, in Corsicana,
Texas. They were married on November 10, 1984 at the First
United Methodist Church. They were happily married for 37
years. They experienced many great adventures
together--including working cows.
Otis began working in the oilfield as a rough neck in 1971
and finished his career in May 2021 as a Frac Consultant. He
enjoyed traveling the world, experiencing new places, and
making money. The stories he shared about his experiences
while traveling the world were unforgettable. When he met
someone for the first time he would ask "Where are you
from?" and honestly chances are he had been there before. As
much as he enjoyed the travel, he did wish that he could
have spent more time with family.
Another passion of Otis' was working with his cattle and
maintaining his land. Otis and his dog, Ginger, would load
up in the ranger and check cows daily. Ginger sat right in
the middle seat next to him--they were the best of friends.
He was thankful for the ability to enjoy his land and Gods
During his childhood years, he transferred schools
frequently since his father worked in road construction. One
year he transferred to seven different schools within the
same year. However, from ninth grade to twelfth grade he was
able to stay and graduate from Comeaux High School in
Lafayette, Louisiana. During this time, he made lifelong
friends--Gerald Landry and Max Longineaux. He was known to
all his friends in Louisiana as "Crick." He cherished these
friendships throughout the years.
As a teenager, he began working part time to save money to
buy the horse he always wanted. Eventually he was able to
purchase his very own horse, Jalisco. Jalisco lived to be 19
years old. Otis' oldest son, Brad, was even able to ride him
before he passed. During these years, Otis also enjoyed
going deer hunting with his father in Mason, Texas.
Otis was one of the kindest and most caring people you would
ever meet. He gave the best hugs and made a point to make
everyone he encountered feel special. He was the person who
would show up when it mattered most. He will be missed
He is survived by his wife, Deni Beam. His son Brad Beam;
son Matthew Beam and wife Lacy; bonus son Chris Taliaferro
and wife Cheryl, grandchildren Sam and Madison Taliaferro.
"In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In
our hearts you hold a place that no one could ever fill. It
broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone. For
part of us went with you, the day God took you home."
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 11,
2021 at 11 a.m. at the Blooming Grove Methodist Church.
Corley Funeral Home
- h/o Deni (Irvin) Beam - s/o Isaac Alec Beam and Bobbie Jean (Varnell)
Otis Isaac Beam, 71, of Barry
passed away Saturday, November 13, 2021 at his residence. A
Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021
at 11 a.m. at the Blooming Grove Methodist Church.
Gerald Bernard Newbury
abt 1938 - Nov 20, 2021
Gerald Bernard Newbury, 83, formerly of Corsicana passed away
November 20, 2021 . A memorial service to celebrate his life
will be held Friday, December 17, 2021 at 2 o'clock in the
afternoon at Prestonwood Baptist Church located at 6801 W. Park
Blvd., Plano, Texas. To share memories and condolences with the
family, please visit www.corleyfuneralhome.com
Wanda Sue (Griffin) Farmer
Apr 12, 1938 - Jul 4, 2021
She was a Christian, wife, and a mother. Sue went to start her
new Heavenly life July 4th, 2021. She was buried at a private,
family service in Richland, Tx.
Mama was born into a very close and large family. She was born
on April 12, 1938 to Lindsay and Annie Griffin. Siblings to meet
her at birth were Genelle, Ezra, Louise, Jean, Raymond and
Leonard was to follow later.
She had a wonderful marriage to Hubert Farmer for 60 years. She
is survived by her children; Bobby and Sherry Henderson and
Ronald and Becky Farmer. Her grandchildren, Chris and Angela
Henderson, Shawn and Kacie Henderson, and Brian and Tiffany
Farmer. Six great grandchildren; Cayden, Jake, Kylie, Bailey,
Meagan, and Cody. She is also survived by her unborn
great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Farmer, due in November. She is
also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Mama always put herself last, receiving her GED the same week
her youngest child graduated from college. On her 28th birthday
she took me to a department store and gave me two dollars to buy
her a gift. Before I could close the car door she said it would
be okay to spend half the money on myself. These are just a
couple of examples of her kindness throughout her life.
Near the end, Mama looked forward to being reunited with her kid
brother, Leonard, who drowned at the age of 18.
Our family would like to thank Jesus, Epic Nursing Home, and Dr.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jul 23, 2021
- Submitted by
- w/o Hubert Clyde Farmer - d/o Lindsay Asberry Griffin and Annie
Pearl (Hayes) Griffin (buried in Richland Cem., Richland TX)
died Oct. 31, 2021
Esther Yelder passed away on
Wednesday, October 31, 2021 in Dallas. Viewing will be on
Friday, November 5, 2021 at Emanuel Funeral Home of Corsicana
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Funeral will be held on Saturday,
November 6 at Bethel Ame Church in Corsicana at 10 a.m. with
burial to follow in Elm
Flatt in Powell. Emanuel Funeral Home of Corsicana will
handle funeral arrangements.
James Leroy Grantom
Nov 15, 1934 - Mar 20, 2022
James Leroy Grantom went to be with his Lord on March 20,
The funeral service will be conducted at 1 PM on Saturday
March 26, 2022 at Trinity United Methodist Church with
Pastor Jacob Fields officiating. Following the service there
will be visitation with light refreshments. There will be a
private family interment at Crestview Memorial Cemetery at a
Leroy was born in Frost, Texas on November 15, 1934 to Mary
Lauzine Denn and James Theo Grantom. He married Carolyn
Harbes September 1957 and was married 64 years. He served in
the United States Army and the United States Naval Reserve.
He graduated from Midwestern State University in May 1960.
He worked at Max Krutz House of Music. Later he started his
own insurance business with Farmers Insurance then became a
Piano Tuner for over 20 years. Piano Tuning was his true
Leroy was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He
loved his Christian walk and shared it with all who knew
him. He served as Choir Director, Sunday school teacher and
Youth Director for the church for many years. Leroy was
involved in The Walk to Emmaus and in Kairos Prison Ministry
for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother R.H.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn, son Keith and Jessica
Grantom and daughter Lori and Kelly Seemann. He is also
survived by his grandchildren Marcella and Amanda Joiner-Deluna,
Ariel and Britt Hudnell, Halsey Grantom- Seemann, Faith
Grantom-Seemann, Alli Grantom-Seemann, Shawnee Hiebert,
Dakota and Taylor Hiebert and Michael Smith.
Great-grandchildren are Aybree, Kohen, Koda, Hunter and Vada.
Leroy is also survived by sisters-in-laws Jeannine Oliver,
Mary Eda Laing and husband Carroll, Shirley Ruddy, and Kay
Special thank you to caregiver Christie Powell, nurse Kaci
McGee, physical therapist Jennifer Hill for their years of
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Hospice
of Wichita Falls or Trinity United Methodist Church.
Trinity United Methodist Church
5800 Southwest Parkway
Wichita Falls, Texas 76310
Alvin Hines Cansler
Jun 27, 1901 - Jul 10, 1959
A. H. Cansler Funeral Held
Funeral services for Alvin H. Cansler, 58, Corsicana
business-man were held at McCammon chapel at 10 a.m.
Cansler was stricken with a heart attack Thursday. He died
early Friday morning in Memorial Hospital.
Rev. Floyd E. Johnson, pastor of the First Methodist church,
conducted, along with Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the
First Baptist church. Burial was in
Survivors are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Robert and
Larry Cansler, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Sue
Cansler of Corsicana, Mrs. Robert Baker of Kilgore and Mrs.
Thomas Grigsby of Tyler; three brothers, Willard, Clarence
and William Cansler, all of Tyler; two sisters, Mrs. Ivey
Atkins and Mrs. W. O. Pickett, both of Tyler, and other
Pallbearers were W. H. Brown, Johnny Sirman, Marlin
Rutherford, Ernest Moore, Vernon Hicks, E. E. Burkhart, Ted
Red, Charlie Hodge, Charlie Beauchamp, Maynard Phillips,
Marc Cloud, G. R. Matthews and Claude Hervey.
Cansler, a Corsicana business-man for the past 13 years, had
many holdings here, including the recently opened Waffle
Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jul 11, 1959
- Submitted by
- 1st wife Catherine
(McCoy) Cansler 2nd wife Ila Inez (Mallett) Cansler; s/o
Daniel Tucker �Dan� Cansler & Emma (Lancaster) Cansler
buried Liberty Hill Cemetery, Smith County, Tx.
Edna LaCoste, Miss
Jul 28, 1889 - Jan 2, 1959
Miss LaCoste Rites Saturday
Private funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel
at 2 p.m. Saturday for Miss Edna LaCoste, who died at the
Paulyne Convalescent Home early Friday.
Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery, Miss LaCoste died following an
Services were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of
First Baptist church.
Survivors include the mother, Mrs. H. Gordon; two sisters,
Mrs. W. E. McKinney and Miss Lillian LaCoste; a nephew, Dr.
Jack P. McKinney; two great nieces, Misses Suzette and Diana
McKinney, all of Corsicana; and several cousins who live in
Pallbearers were Lynn Sanders, Jr., Dr. D. N. Matheson, J.
W. McCammon, J. N. Wheelock, Jr., James West and Silas Fry.
Miss LaCoste was a native of Galveston. The family recently
moved to Corsicana from Fort Worth.
Feb 13, 1862 - Oct 8, 1960
Mrs. Gordon, 98, Dies Saturday, Rites Monday
Mrs. Aurelie Gordon, 98, long-time Fort Worth resident,
died in Paulyne�s Convalescent home Saturday afternoon
following a short illness.
A native of Bonne Carre, La., Mrs. Gordon had resided in
Fort Worth 40 years at 3017 Tremont.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. E. McKinney,
Corsicana, and Miss Lillie LaCoste, Fort Worth; a
grandson, Dr. Jack P. McKinney, Corsicana; two
great-granddaughters, Miss Suzette McKinney, Odessa, and
Miss Diane McKinney, Corsicana; and other relatives.
Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel
Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in
The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor
of the First Baptist church.
Pallbearers were Jack Cunningham, James West, B. Lynn
Sanders, Jr.; Ralph Tatum, John Wheelock and Dr. Jack P.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct 10, 1960
- Submitted by
- 1st husband
August LaCoste married Jul 9, 1881 2nd husband H.
Gordon; d/o E. Cledes & Clara (Rievere) Cledes per
Jul 4, 1924 - Jan 1, 2007
Born in Emmett, Texas
on Jul. 4, 1924
Departed on Jan. 1, 2007 and resided in Hillsboro, TX.
Visitation: Tuesday Jan. 2, 2007
Service: Wednesday Jan. 3, 2007
Cemetery: Ridge Park Cemetery, Hillsboro, Hill Co., TX
Maurice Craig, 82, of Hillsboro died Monday, January 1,
2007, at Hill Regional Hospital in Hillsboro.
Maurice was born July 4, 1924 in Emmett, Texas the son of
George and Margaret (Johnson) Craig. He grew up in Irene and
attended school there.
On March 10, 1943 he joined the United States Army and
served during WWII, serving with the 398th Army Engineers in
England, France, and Germany. He was honorably discharged on
January 1, 1946.
On June 12, 1948 he married Frances Johnson and they made
their home in Hillsboro.
He was employed with Independent Oil Company for many years
and was also employed with Hill County Precinct 4, retiring
For over fifty years, he was a member of Line Street United
Methodist Church in Hillsboro where he served as a past
chairman of the Administration Board and the Lords Acre
Committee. He was also a member of the Model A Club of Fort
Worth and enjoyed driving his car in parades and Model A
tours, winning many trophies.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one sister, Frances
Nixon; and a brother-in-law, Archie Nixon.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Frances Craig of
Hillsboro and several cousins.
Memorials may be made to the Line Street United Methodist
Church, 304 Line Street, Hillsboro, TX 76645.
Porter Jackson Crow, Dr.
Dec 19, 1922 - May 19, 2007
Family-Placed Funeral Notice
DR. PORTER JACKSON CROW Porter Jackson Crow, beloved
husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and educator
passed away on May 19, 2007. He was born in
Emmett, Texas, on
December 19, 1922, and raised in Waco, Texas. Upon
graduating from Waco High School, he entered Baylor
University. His studies were interrupted by World War II,
and after serving with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific,
he returned to complete his Bachelor of Arts. He then earned
a Master of Arts from Southern Methodist University and a
doctorate from the University of North Texas. As a devoted
educator who taught for sixty years, Dr. Crow helped
establish two institutions of higher learning: University of
Dallas and Palm Beach Atlantic University. Over the course
of his expansive career, he was on the faculty of Southern
Methodist University, Director of the Community Education
Program for Texas Christian University, dean of McMurry
College, an educational consultant for the United States
Chamber of Commerce, and an educational advisor for Air
University in Montgomery, Alabama. For the last twenty-eight
years of his career, Dr. Crow served as an adjunct professor
in the Adult and Continuing Education program at Barry
University�a program he was instrumental in developing. Dr.
Crow, often referred to as �The Professor,� touched
countless lives throughout his career. His positive,
encouraging and supportive personality motivated his family,
friends and students to become more than they ever thought
they could be. His legacy will extend for generations to
come. Dr. Crow is survived by his wife, Lynn, of West Palm
Beach; his sons, Porter C. Crow and Dr. Burton C. Crow and
his wife, Evelyn; stepchildren, Kristina Bradley and her
fianc�, Milos Pavlovich, and Thomas Bradley; grandchildren,
Christy Crow Gadman and husband, Jason, David Crow and his
wife, Irene, John Crow and Stephanie Crow;
great-grandchildren, Cooper and Cade Gadman; brothers,
William Crow and Dr. Howard Crow. A Memorial Service will be
held at Palm Beach Atlantic University's DeSantis Family
Chapel, 300 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, on Tuesday,
May 29, 2007, from 6 to 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to the VITAS Charitable Fund, 1901 South
Congress Avenue, Suite 420, Boynton Beach, FL 33426. To
express condolences and/or make donations Visit
- Published by The Palm Beach Post on May 26, 2007.
Mollie (Eckleman) Autrey-Nutt
Feb 27, 1880 - Jun 18, 1959
Mrs. Jake Nutt Rites Saturday
Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Nutt, 79, wife of
Jake Nutt, who died Thursday at the family home in
the Oak Grove addition in northeast Corsicana, were
held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.
The rites were conducted by Reginald Beaver,
minister of the North Beaton Church of Christ.
Burial was in
Surviving are her husband, two sons, E. L. and
Eugene Nutt, all of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs.
Mary Henderson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Sarah Nell
Herod, Temple; three grandchildren, five
great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. S. E. Hamilton,
and two brothers, Bert and Andrew Eckleman, all of
Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.
Pallbearers were Fred Nutt, Rufus Nutt, Bruce Nutt,
Jr.; Wilson Nutt, Ed Ellington, J. D. Boyd, and
Edward Hamilton, all nephews.
Terri Pearl (Young) Robinson
Oct 27, 1875 - Jul 12, 1959
Mrs. Robinson Rites Monday
Mrs. S. E. Robinson, 83, life-long resident of
Navarro county and Corsicana, died in the
Navarro Clinic early Sunday morning.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 4 p.m.
from the McCammon Chapel with burial in
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E.
Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian
church of which she was a member.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. R. E. Hable,
Corsicana, and Mrs. Bill Shiels, Dallas; four
grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Maurice Young, Jack
Cunningham, Dan Comfort, Kenneth Renfro, Sam
Campbell and H. G. Gribble. Honorary pallbearers
will be friends of the family.
Hayden Richardson, Sr.
Apr 12, 1887 - Oct 21, 1959
R. H. Richardson Dies Wednesday
Ralph H. Richardson, 72, retired farmer,
1606 West Eleventh avenue, died in Memorial
hospital Wednesday morning.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete early
A native of Seguin, Richardson had resided
in Corsicana for the past 33 years.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three
sons, Ben Richardson, Seguin; Bill
Richardson, Corsicana, and Ralph H.
Richardson, Jr., Dallas; five daughters,
Mrs. John Ross, Corsicana; Mrs. J. O.
Crider, Tulsa, Okla.; Mrs. Earl Wilson and
Mrs. Robert Vaughn, both of Dallas, and Miss
Betty Richardson, Corsicana; 13
grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two
sisters, and other relatives.
Corley will direct.
R. H. Richardson Rites Thursday
Funeral services for R. H. Richardson,
72, retired farmer who died in Memorial
Hospital Wednesday morning, will be held
Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Corley
Bert Mercer, pastor of the West Side
Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial
will be in
Richardson lived at 1606 West Eleventh
Surviving are the wife of Corsicana;
three sons, Ben Richardson, Seguin; Bill
Richardson, Corsicana; and Ralph H.
Richardson, Jr., Dallas; five daughters,
Mrs. John Ross, Corsicana; Mrs. J. O.
Crider, Tulsa, Okla.; Mrs. Earl Wilson
and Mrs. Robert Vaughn, both of Dallas;
and Miss Betty Richardson, Corsicana; 13
grandchildren, two great-grandchildren,
two sisters, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Ellington,
B. Anderson, B. B. Thurston, R. C.
Augustson, E. C. Ross and Walter Knight.
Thessa Melissa (Gunn) Urban
May 19, 1890 - Oct 18, 1959
Eureka Native Dies Tuesday In
Mrs. Thessa Urbon, 65, native of
Eureka, Los Angeles, Calif., real
estate operator, died in Los
Angeles, Calif., Tuesday.
Funeral services will be held from
the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m.
with burial in
Mrs. Urbon had been a California
resident for about 40 years.
Surviving are two sons, Edwin and
Dan Urbon, both of Los Angeles,
Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Carl Pike,
Teague; a nephew, D. H. Pope, Tyler;
a niece, Edith Porter, Austin, and
Pallbearers will be B. R. Bonner,
Otis Capehart, J. F. Hamilton, Don
Chandler, Randolph Robinson and Tim
Floyd Ratliff Friend
Dec 31, 1876 - Oct 22, 1959
Floyd R. Friend Dies Thursday
Floyd R. Friend, 82,
brother-in-law of Mrs. A. S.
Beavers, 711, West Third avenue,
died in Lubbock Thursday.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday at 4 p.m. from the
McCammon Chapel with burial in
The rites will be conducted by
the Very Rev. Fred C. Wolf, Jr.,
rector of St. John�s Episcopal
Surviving are a brother, Herman
Friend, Weslaco; nine nieces and
nephews and other relatives.
Corsicana Daily Sun -
Fri., Oct 23, 1959
h/o Saphronia R. �Phrone�
(Richards) Friend married
Oct. 17, 1907; s/o George
Adolphus Friend & Mary Ann
Gertrude Maudine �Gertie�
Apr 27, 1892 - Oct 29, 1974
Funeral services will be
held at 4 p.m. Friday at the
Corley Funeral Home Chapel
for Mrs. Gertrude Harvin,
82, resident of Corsicana,
who died Wednesday at her
Rev. Jack Riley and Rev.
Peyton Goodman will
officiate, with burial
She was a native of
Corsicana and member of
First United Methodist
Survivors include two
daughters both of Corsicana,
Miss Lena Rose Harvin and
Mrs. Sam Humphries; a
grandson, Sam Humphries, Jr.
of Lake Charles La.; a
granddaughter, Mrs. Roy D.
Louis of Bettendorf, Iowa;
and a great-granddaughter.
Pallbearers will be Willard
Beauchamp, Hartley Young,
Alfred Yates, Jimmy Parks,
and J. C. Emery.
Edward Urshel Pike
Dec 3, 1886 - Mar 17, 1959
E. U. Pike Dies At Houston
E. U. Pike died in Houston Wednesday morning.
Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel
Friday at 2 p.m.
Surviving are his wife, three brothers, Carl Pike, Teague;
Edgar and Oscar Pike, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs.
Frances Payne, Teague, and a number of other relatives.
David Edgar Pike
Jan 24, 1876 - Sep 11, 1972
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at
Corley Funeral Chapel for Edgar Pike, 96, Corsicana, who
died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Bruce Hibbitt,
Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate; and burial will
He was a native of Alabama and had lived in Navarro County
since 1891. He was a retired carpenter and member of the
Missionary Baptist church.
Survivors include a son, C. D. Pike of Abilene; three
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Carl
Pike of Point.
Pallbearers will be Afton, David, James, Larry and Morris
Pike, Jimmie Perkins and Gary Stegall.
Ida (McGlathery) Pike
Apr 17, 1877 - Oct 5, 1963
Mrs. D. E. Pike Services Held
Mrs. D. E. Pike, 86, long-time Corsicana resident, died in
Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the
McCammon Chapel with burial in
The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of
the Missionary Baptist church.
Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; three sons, Curtis
Pike, USAF; Earl E. Pike, Las Vegas, Nev., and A. D. Pike,
Salem, Ill; a brother, Knox McGlathery, Waxahachie, and
Pallbearers were Herbert Percival, Jasper Deming, John
Haynie, Collin Green, Preston Norwood and D. G. Haynes.
Lillie Hawthorne (Tidd)
Sep 21, 1896 - Nov 17, 1964
Mrs. Pike Dies In Houston
Mrs. Lillie Pike, native of Corsicana, died in Houston
Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel
Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Donald Pike, a nephew,
Mrs. Pike was the widow of the late Edward U. Pike and had
resided in Houston 34 years.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Bennett Lay, Houston, and
several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Nellie Mae (Basham) Pike
Feb 10, 1894 - Apr 2, 1976
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Griffin
Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Nellie Pike, 82, who died
Friday morning. Burial will be in
and Rev. Kenneth Haley will officiate.
Mrs. Pike is survived by two sons, Calvin Pike, California,
and James Pike of Mesquite; two daughters, Mrs. Willie Mae
Parrish and Mrs. Mary Ruth Davis, both of Corsicana; eight
grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs.
Trannie Gilmore, of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ruth Gillmore of
White Face, Texas.
Oscar Clayburn Pike
Oct 7, 1880 - Dec 25, 1961
Oscar C. Pike Services Held
Funeral services for Oscar C. Pike were held Wednesday at 10
a.m. from the McCammon Chapel with interment in
Officiating was Rev. Donald Pike, Fort Worth Methodist
minister and a nephew to Mr. Pike.
A retired derrick builder, Pike, 81, died in Memorial
hospital Monday. He was a member of the Emhouse Methodist
church and a 32nd degree Mason of the Bakersfield, Calif.,
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Frances Payne, Corsicana;
two brothers, Edgar Pike, Corsicana, and Carl Pike, Teague,
and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Jack Megarity, M. M. Pike, Clark Simmons,
J. C. Johnson, E. C. Sears and Stokes Armstrong.
James Ted Norris
Sep 27, 1944 - Feb 26, 2021
Ted Norris, MD passed away in Austin on February 26, 2021.
He was born September 27, 1944 to Chester and Iva Jordan
Norris in Corpus Christi, and at age 3 moved with his family
back to Corsicana, their hometown. In 1963 Ted graduated
from Corsicana High School, where his classmates chose him
as Most Outstanding Boy. Among other honors, he was a Texas
Interscholastic League medalist in Debate and won All
District honors as a football player. He then went on to
Abilene Christian College on an academic scholarship and was
a member of the ACC football team. It was in Abilene that
Ted met and married Beverly Harris.
Ted furthered his education by earning PhD and MD degrees
from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He
is survived by daughter Cheryl Lynne Norris of Houston; son
James Ted Norris, MD, of Danville, Illinois; grandchildren
Rucker, Kathryn, McGrath and Isaac Norris; sister and
brother-in-law Jeanie and Paul Slaughter of Corsicana;
cousins, nieces and nephews; and many treasured friends from
around the country.
No memorial service is planned, but contributions in Ted's
memory may be sent to Texas Campaign for the Environment,
P.O. Box 42278, Austin TX 78704 (www.texasenvironment.org).
Lewis Edward "Gypsy" Picone
Sep 29, 1942 - Feb 17, 2021
Edward "Gypsy" Picone, 78, of Corsicana, passed away
Wednesday, February 17,2021. He was born September 29, 1942,
in Bryan, TX.
Gypsy leaves behind his wife of 43 years, Donna, 2 sons:
Lewis Picone & wife Cheryl of Bryan, Eddie Picone & wife
Mary of North Zulch, 2 daughters: Brandi Picone & boyfriend
Joe Dirck of Sedalia, MO, Jaclyn Owen & husband Jason of
Purdon, 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and a host
of nieces, nephews, and unofficial adopted family.
Gypsy was preceded in death by his son, Burt Picone & his
parents Thelma & Joseph Picone. He was loved and will be
missed by many. A memorial service for Gypsy will be held at
the VFW in Corsicana from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 13,
2021. The family asks that any donations you wish to make go
to his wife, Donna, or the GoFundMe page set up by his
Apr 24, 1942 - Jan 28, 2021
Roberts Miller was born on April 24, 1942 in Corsicana,
Texas to Clyde T. Roberts and Christine King. She was the
first of 16 siblings.
Earnestine was raised in Rice, Texas.
Earnestine attended elementary school in a one room school
house with her brothers and sisters in Rice, Texas. She
attended high school in Ennis, Texas. She would later
further her education and become a Certified Food Service
Manager where she worked in retail and with several nursing
homes. Earnestine retired from Seabreeze Nursing Home in
Earnestine accepted Christ at an early age and was a member
of Hester Grove Baptist Church. Upon marriage, she moved her
membership to Timothy Baptist Church. She later became a
member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Corsicana,
Texas where she served faithfully for many years in many
different roles, including as a choir member, youth Bible
study teacher, and as a youth director.
As an enduring servant in her walk with Christ, Earnestine
received baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of
speaking in tongues. She later decided to move her
membership to Johnson Memorial Church of God In Christ where
she became an ordained minister.
During her time at Johnson Memorial, she was in great demand
as a guest speaker at numerous churches throughout the
community. In 1992, Earnestine moved to Houston, Texas to be
closer to several of her children and grandchildren. There
she joined Lakewood Church under paster John Osteen. She
continued her service for Christ as leader for the Church
information booth. As her health began to fail, Earnestine
decided to move back to Corsicana in 2017 and became a
member of Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church.
Earnestine volunteered as on of Navarro County's 4-H leaders
for many years. She became a staunch advocate for many of
the youth in the community, as well as a volunteer working
with underprivileged families in the County Extension
Agency's Educational Nutrition Program.
In 1958, Earnestine married the late William Howard Taft
Miller, Jr. (divorced). Five children were born to this
Earnestine left this earth on the wings of angels on January
28, 2021 in Corsicana, Texas. She was preceded in death by
her parents, Clyde T. Roberts and Christine King; grandson
Howard Sylvester Miller, Jr.; brothers Therliece Roberts and
Walter Roberts; and sister Mattie Davis.
Loving survivors: sons Roy Lee Miller (Doaw), Pattaya,
Thailand; Howard Sylvester Miller (Nancy), Arlington, Texas;
daughters Diane Lawrence-Biggs (Rodney), Kingwood, Texas;
Barbara Wallace (Ronald), Missouri City, Texas; Sharon
Moore, Plano, Texas; brothers Claude Roberts (Suzette),
Corsicana, Texas; David Roberts, Kerens, Texas; Larry
Roberts (Tonis), Dallas, Texas; Odie Roberts, Arlington,
Texas; Gary Roberts (Katrice), Garland, Texas; Henry
Roberts, Dallas, Texas; sisters Lillian France Kitchen
(George), Corsicana, Texas; Lula Wilson (Walter), Dallas,
Texas; Esther Roberts, spouse of deceased brother, Therliece
Roberts, Dallas, Texas; aunt Annie Laura Fortune, Corsicana,
Texas; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren.
Joyce "Joy" (Saunders)
Dec 8, 1953 - Feb 14, 2021
"Joy" Caillet was born on December 8, 1953 to parents Aubry
and Juanelle Saunders. She entered into eternal rest on
February 14, 2021. Joy was a sweet soul who was always there
to lend a hand to anyone in need, she had a generous heart
and lots of love to give. She was a devoted wife, mom,
grandmother, sister and friend. Joy's greatest ambition was
always to be a mom and her family was the absolute most
important thing in this world to her. She enjoyed traveling,
sailing and gambling, her best memory was sailing to Bora
Bora when she was 5 months pregnant. Joy loved bird watching
and growing flowers in her garden but most of all she loved
spending time with her beautiful family and making precious
memories that they will all cherish forever. She was well
loved and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Joy
was preceded in death by her father, Aubry Lee Saunders. She
is survived by her beloved husband Dennis Caillet; children,
Andrea Goff and husband Geoff, Candace Caillet, Stephen
Caillet; grandchildren, Login Goff, Geoffrey Goff and Zoe
Goff; mother, Juanelle Saunders of Kerens; twin sister, Jill
Davis and husband Elton of Cedar Park; sister, Jenny Allen
and husband Greg; brother, Jeffrey Saunders all of Kerens.
Larry Lee Bailey
May 16, 1946 - Feb 18, 2021
Lee Bailey of Rice, Texas, passed away from this life on
February 18, 2021 at the age of 74. He was born to Orin
Delbert Bailey and Lena Jane Russell. He was a beloved
husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Larry
was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church and later First
Baptist Church of Rice where he became Deacon for the
church. Larry was Vice President on the school board when
the Rice Elementary was built, which is now serving as the
City Hall. He helped to get the Mike Dickens Memorial Park
in Rice, he brought the Little League baseball to Rice, and
he also was the Mayor of Rice for many years. He loved the
city of Rice and was involved in politics and was a member
of the Republican Party. Larry loved his family and is
survived by, wife Barbara Bailey, son Paul and Michelle
Covington-Bailey, and of course the twins, Shelly and Steve
Tyner, and Kelly Bailey, and brother Russell Bailey.
Grandchildren Kasey Erler, Kimberly and Aaron Duran, Dustin
and Cynthia Bailey, Nicole and Tommy Horn, Cain Slovak, and
Kathy and William Jones. He loved being Paw Paw to his ten
great grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces
and nephews and brother in law Jerry and Shirley Morgan and
sister in law Wilma Morgan. He is preceded in death by his
father Orin Delbert Bailey, mother Lena Jane Bailey, brother
Michael Keith Bailey and great granddaughter Madison Hill.
The family will have a celebration of Life and luncheon at
the First Baptist Church of Rice gym on February 28th at
11:30 a.m. following regular service starting at 10 a.m.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Edward Lockhart Cook, Sr.
Oct 15, 1934 - Feb 25, 2021
United States National Guard
Edward L. Cook, Sr., 86 of Corsicana passed away Thursday,
February 25, 2021 at his residence. Visitation will be held from
6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral
services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 5, 2021 at Corley
Funeral Home. Interment will follow in
Edward L. Cook, Sr. passed away February 25, 2021 at the age of
Edward was born October 15, 1934 in Rice, Texas to Alvah and
Lilly Pearl Cook. His father worked as a ranch hand, while his
mother worked as a clerk in a book store. The fifth of six
children, Edward graduated from Corsicana High School in 1954.
He went on to attend Navarro College for two years and served in
the National Guard from 1957-1966.
Edward married his wife Eula Bernice Humbert on March 14, 1958
in a small Baptist church in Pickett. They met through her
brother JB Humbert. Edward was a loving husband and father to
their children Edward Cook, Jr., Donna Renee Cook, and Marvin
Cook. A true family man, he enjoyed all family gatherings and
Edward worked very hard to support his family. He worked at
Ennis Business Forms for 26 years, retiring in 1988. He also
started working for the Corsicana Daily Sun at the same time,
working there for fifteen years. He was self-employed for five
years and then worked at Cox�s Carpet Warehouse until he
As hard as Edward worked, he enjoyed locksmithing and gardening
in his free time. He watched sports, and in his younger years
spent time hunting and fishing. He loved fried chicken and had a
sweet tooth, enjoying candy and cookies. A very friendly man, he
loved talking to people. He was known by all to be honorable and
A deeply religious man, Edward was always involved in church at
Northwest Baptist. He sang in the choir and was a deacon for a
time. Edward was very generous, and lived out his faith by
helping others when they were in need. He believed that God came
first, then family, and then everything else would fall into
place. He was a Free Mason for 50 years. Even after he got ill,
Edward would watch Sunday services on TV; he very rarely missed
watching. His favorite scripture was John 3:16.
Edward is survived by his children Edward L. Cook, Jr. and
Marvin Cook (with his wife Stacy Cook); his grandchildren
Stephanie Bilodeau (and husband Kenneth), James Cook, Arthur
Cook, Morgan Martin (and husband Chris II), Miller Cook, and
Judson Cook; his great-grandchildren Wesley Bilodeau, Donna
Bilodeau, Christopher Martin III, and Samuel Martin; his brother
Sidney Cook; his sister Alvah �Cookie� Montgomery; his
sister-in-law Jackie Lewis (and her husband Sonny); his
brother-in-law JB Humbert (and his wife Wanda); numerous nieces
and nephews; and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by
his parents Alvah and Pearl Cook, his daughter Donna Renee Cook,
and by his brothers Glen, Kelly, and Wendell Cook. His pall
bearers will be James Cook, Arthur Cook, Miller Cook, Kenneth
Bilodeau, Jason Lewis, and Kevin Lewis.
In order to celebrate Edward�s life, his family has planned a
visitation from 6 to 8 in the evening on March 4 at Corley
Funeral Home. His funeral service will be Friday, March 5, 2021
at 2 o�clock in the afternoon in the Magnolia Chapel at Corley
Funeral Home with Pastor Daniel Harper officiating, followed by
interment at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Corley Funeral Home.
Doris Marie (Jones) May
Jan 31, 1943 - Feb 21, 2021
Doris Marie May passed away
on February 21, 2021 in Russellville, Kentucky. She was born
on January 31, 1943 to her parents Evelena and Lee Oak Jones
in Corsicana, Texas.
Doris enjoyed her chihuahua and spending time with her
granddaughter Amanda. She was a very caring and generous
woman and absolutely loved shopping for her family members.
She loved her Lord, always making sure her sons were in
church come Sunday. She was also the children's Sunday
school teacher at Fundamental Baptist Church in Corsicana
during the 60s and early 70s.
Doris May is proceeded in death by her parents, Lee Oak and
Evelena Jones; brother, Jerry Lee Jones; husband, AV "Sonny"
May; and son, Ray Dean Brown Jr. She is survived by her son,
Gene Brown; stepchildren, Vernon May, Bubba May, and Sherry
May; brother, Clyde Jones and wife Diane; as well as
numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews,
nieces, and cousins. A special thank you to her
granddaughter Amanda Runyon for everything she has done.
Visitation will be Friday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Griffin -
Roughton Funeral Home. A celebration of life will take place
Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Griffin - Roughton
Funeral Home with Bro. Ben Butler officiating. Pallbearers
for the service: Matthew Brown, Casey Brown, Terry Jones,
A.J. Johnson, Aaron Johnson, and Michael Jones. Burial will
follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana,
Melanie Claire (Railey) Hyder
Nov 22, 1955 - Feb 20, 2021
Claire Hyder passed away February 20, 2021 after a lifetime
of service to children in Corsicana.
Melanie was born November 22, 1955 in Levelland, Texas to
Edmond and Mary Ella Railey. Mary Ella grew up in Corsicana,
so the family moved back here shortly after Melanie was
born. Her father Edmond worked at the Chattanooga Glass
Company in Corsicana for 18 years until his death on January
20, 1970. Her mother Mary Ella was a housewife and worked
seasonally at Collin Street Bakery until 1969. She then
worked at Liberty Mutual Insurance from 1970 until she
retired in 1985. Mary Ella passed away November 18, 2010.
Growing up with her big brother Eddie Frank, Melanie's
childhood was filled with lots of love. She had many fond
memories of spending time with her Aunt Mamie and of family
camping trips, which established her lifelong love of
travel. She also spent a lot of time being a typical little
sister to Eddie Frank, like in the time she cut his tent
down and made him lose his PB&J sandwich, a story she
enjoyed telling. An excellent student at Corsicana High
School, Melanie earned the Jim Collins Scholarship to Sam
Houston State University, where she initially studied
business. Melanie quickly discovered that her true passion
was criminal justice, and she graduated with that degree in
Melanie worked for Harris County Juvenile Probation for two
and a half years, starting with a six-month internship. It
was in this time that she decided to work with troubled
youth to prevent them from getting further along in the
prison system. She began her work with Navarro County
Juvenile Probation on December 1, 1980 and helped young
people get on the right path by enforcing rules, setting
boundaries, and getting them the services, they needed.
Committed far beyond the typical 9-5, she often said, "we
are the only advocates some of these kids have; don't give
up on any of them." Over the years, some of the kids she
helped would come back and tell Melanie that, although they
may not have realized it at the time, they appreciated the
caring support she provided them when they were struggling
youth. Melanie proudly retired on January 15, 2021 after 42
years in public service.
Melanie met her husband Bill in 1981 at a country-western
club. After she did a quick background check on Bill, the
two were an item. The rest, as they say, is history. They
were married on a very hot June 20, 1982 on the family
property. Dedicated as she was to guiding youth, Melanie
also raised three of her own: her step-daughter Bobbie, her
son Blake, and her grandson James. She dedicated her time
and energy to instilling values in them that helped them to
succeed. Although her job became more demanding as her
career blossomed, she always strove to balance work and
family. It helped that she approached any obstacle in life
with a sense of duty and conviction.
A devout Christian, Melanie gave her time teaching Sunday
school and singing in a church trio at Bazette Baptist,
where she attended for many years. A tough, no nonsense
woman, Melanie's faith was lived out in the loving but firm
guidance she provided for so many children and loved ones.
Devoted to spending quality time with family, Melanie
cherished family vacations to Branson, Missouri and Ruidoso,
New Mexico. She later enjoyed traveling internationally with
her husband Bill and their friends Bill and Pam Crawford,
where she loved shopping. Melanie had a great eye for
clothing and jewelry. She collected cookbooks and enjoyed
watching cooking and true crime shows. Melanie also loved
her leopard print and Dove chocolates.
Melanie leaves behind her husband Bill Hyder; her son Blake
and daughter Megan; her step-daughter Bobbie; her grandsons
James and Justin, and James' wife, Spencer; and her
great-grandson Vincent. To honor her life, Melanie's family
had a visitation on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Corley
Funeral Home. Her funeral service was held Thursday,
February 25, 2021 at Corley Funeral Home in the Magnolia
Chapel, followed by interment at
Aurelio Saldivar, Jr.
Sep 21, 1959 - Feb 12, 2021
Saldivar, Jr., 61, of Corsicana passed away Friday, February
12, 2021 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be
held from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at
Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at House of Praise Church of
God (1345 W. 13th Ave. Corsicana 75110) with Pastor Timothy
Schane officiating. Burial will follow at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. An online guestbook is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Aurelio Saldivar,
Aurelio Saldivar, Jr. passed away February 12, 2021, at the age
Aurelio was born September 21, 1959 in Corsicana to Dolores
Gonzales. Growing up with his siblings Jesse Gonzales, Cecil
Saldivar, and Delores Fay Francia, Aurelio had a small circle of
dear friends and cousins that he kept close to his heart. As a
teenager attending school in Corsicana, he became a Corsicana
Picker, which is just like the TV series American Pickers.
When Aurelio was a teenager, mutual friends introduced him to
his beloved bride-to-be, Jerri. They were married on October 4,
1979 until she passed away on June 10, 2011. After her passing,
he continued to raise their 12-year-old daughter and be there
for his older daughters and their children as their Pawpaw. Even
though it was a struggle, he knew he could not give up. He had
to be there for his kids and grandchildren, as they were his
world. He taught them to love and to show God�s love through
their actions in how they treated people. Aurelio was baptized
in the Church of God, where he attended with his wife. Not only
did he read his Bible daily, but he lived out his life as a
testament to his love of God in the way he showed compassion to
Aurelio supported his family by working as an industrial painter
foreman and reselling the things he found picking. As hard as he
worked, he enjoyed life just as much. He lived for adventures
like deep sea fishing and riding his motorcycle. He loved going
on vacations with his family, and once took his wife, children,
grandchildren, and mother to Disney World. These adventures
helped add to his stories, which got his family laughing and
smiling. With his deep love of family, he liked holiday
gatherings at his sister Fay�s house. Any time with his
daughters and his grandbabies or his sister and brothers and
their families was good to him. In his free time, Aurelio
enjoyed collecting fishing lures and antiques, drawing, and
watching movies. With his sweet tooth, he loved cookies.
Aurelio leaves behind his daughter Kimberly Ann Saldivar
Mershawn and her children Christian Gage, Emma Katherine, and
Ian Phillip Mershawn and their father Aaron P Mershawn, his
daughter Tracie Saldivar and Thomas Sauer and their children
Norah Lynch, Eleanor Sauer and Tomi Sauer; his daughter Tracie
Saldivar and Thomas Sauer and their children Norah Lynch,
Eleanor Sauer and Tomi Sauer; his daughter Elizabeth Saldivar
and Luke Ybarra; his siblings Jesse Gonzales, Cecil Saldivar,
Delores Fay and Lupe Francia; his nephew Joseph Francia, and his
nieces Ireland Francia, Pearl Francia, and Jessica Gonzales.
To honor his life, Aurelio�s family has planned a visitation on
February 23 from noon until 8 PM at Corley Funeral Home. His
funeral service will be Wednesday, February 24 at 2 PM at House
of Praise with Pastor Timothy Schane officiating. Burial will
follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Corley Funeral Home.
Steven Wayne Ragsdale
Nov 19, 1957 - Feb 16, 2021
Wayne Ragsdale, 63, passed away at his home in Stephenville,
Texas on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 due to diabetes and
Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m., February
22, 2021 at Stephenville Funeral home with Pastor Jimmy
Holleman of Double N Cowboy Church officiating. Graveside
services will be held at 3 p.m. at
in Corsicana, TX with Farland Clark officiating.
Steve was born November 19, 1957 in Corsicana, TX to Roy and
Benja Ragsdale. He grew up in Corsicana and graduated from
Corsicana High School in 1976. He graduated from Tarleton
State University with a degree in Agricultural Business.
Steve worked for many years in the farming, ranching, and
dairy industries around the Stephenville area.
Steve was preceded in death by his mother, Benja Ragsdale.
He is survived by his father Roy Ragsdale of Corsicana, son
Justin Baxter and wife Krys of Brownwood, sister Elaine
Barnes and husband Alan of Waxahachie, and brother David
Ragsdale of Corsicana. He is also survived by his niece
Shelby Davis and nephew Andrew Barnes as well as numerous
aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as his three
Doris Virginia (Kagler)
Dec 7, 1933 - May 22, 2022
Virginia Anderson, 88, entered eternal rest Sunday, May 22,
Doris, better known as "Mom-A", was born on December 7, 1933
in Barry Texas. She graduated from Kenedy High School 1952
where she played in the band and was on the girls'
basketball team. Doris met the love of her life, Ted, in
Kenedy, Texas and were married on August 2, 1952. Together
they had two children. They moved their young family to the
Rio Grande Valley in 1959 and were residents of McAllen for
40 years. She worked as the secretary for the First Baptist
Church of Pharr for over 25 years. Later, because of her
excellent accounting skills, she went to work for Security
State Bank in Pharr until her retirement. Doris and Ted were
active members in their church and were instrumental in the
building of the new First Baptist Church of Pharr on Ridge
In 1999, Ted and Doris moved to Carthage, Texas fulfilling
their dreams of owning land and gardening. During their
years in Carthage, they were very involved in "Mission
Carthage" where they helped with numerous food pantries,
produce drops and distributions. They lived their later
years shelling peas on their back porch overlooking their
beautiful east Texas property. They made the best homemade
preserves putting their love and blessings into each jar.
Doris was a woman of deep faith and had a servant's heart.
She had an infectious laugh and wore her heart on her
sleeve. Mom-A was the most giving and generous mother,
grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend to so many. She
never met a stranger and was an incredible baker. She always
made everyone she knew a cake for their birthday. Her
greatest pride and joy was doting and loving all her
precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years,
Ted G. Anderson; her parents, Charlie F. Kagler and Mary W.
Collier Kagler; and her sister, Sue Kagler Childress.
Doris is survived by her children, Gary (Wendy) Anderson of
Kerrville, Texas, and Lyn (Mike) Flanagan of Laguna Vista,
Texas; six grandchildren, Travis (Cory) Flanagan of Laguna
Vista, Texas, Shannon (Caleb) Smith of Edinburg, Texas,
Carson (Julianne) Anderson, Fort Worth; Justus (Caroline)
Anderson of Fort Worth, Texas, Landon (Jennifer) Anderson of
San Antonio, Texas, and Andrew (Chelsea) Anderson of Boise,
Idaho; eleven great-grandchildren, Parker, Mckenzie, Tanner,
Charlie, Allie, Reid, Claire, Lilly, Roy, Katherine and
Jonah. She is also survived by her youngest sister, Charlene
Kagler of Carthage, Texas, as well as numerous beloved
nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family wishes to express a great deal of love and
appreciation to Kindred Hospice and Treasure Hills
Residential Nursing Facility in Harlingen for their extra
support and dedication to her care.
Mom-A has "fought the good fight" she has "finished the
course" she has "kept the faith" she has "received her crown
of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge has
awarded to her." (2 Timothy 4:7-8)
Doris will be laid to rest next to her husband Ted at
Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas on Saturday,
June 4, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Berry Franklin Speed, Sr.
Oct 10, 1902 - Dec 16, 1959
Berry F. Speed Dies
Berry F. Speed, 57,
long-time employe of the
Railway Express company
office here, native of East
Navarro county was dead on
arrival at Memorial hospital
Wednesday at 7:15 a.m.
following a heart attack at
his home in Oak Valley
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Marry A. Speed, Corsicana; a
son, Bradley Speed,
Corsicana four brothers,
Porter Speed, Fort Worth;
Fred Speed, Lake Charles,
La.; Carter Speed,
Sacramento, Calif.; and Kim
Speed, Beebe, Ark.; five
sisters, Mrs. R. H. Gerry,
New York City; Mrs. Gertie
Mae Davis and Mrs. Wade
Brannon, both of Andrews;
Mrs. Paul Burnett, Odessa,
and Mrs. Dorothy Hutchinson,
Lynnwood, Calif., and other
Funeral services will be
held from the McCammon
Chapel Friday at 10 a.m.
with burial in the
Bazette cemetery. The
rites will be conducted by
Dr. Floyd E. Johnson, pastor
of the First Methodist
church, of which he was a
Ollie Pearl (Simmons)
Aug 26, 1933 - May 23, 2022
for Ollie Pearl Simmons
Ms. Ollie Simmons, age 88, passed away on Monday, May 23,
2022, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born to Alvin Lee
�Buck� Simmons and Mary Jane Red on Saturday, August 26,
1933, in Bazette, Texas. Ollie leaves her loved ones with
unforgettable memories and loving stories. She will be
sincerely missed by her loving family, devoted friends, and
all the wonderful individuals who knew and loved her. She
leaves behind her son, Wayne Edelman, South Fork, CO; her
daughter, Diane Edelman Snyder, San Antonio, TX; and her
grandchildren, Paul Edelman, Shannon Snyder, and Emily
Rottenberg. She is preceded in death by her husband, Aaron
Rottenberg (d. 3/5/11); her parents, Alvin Lee and Mary Red
Simmons; her three older brothers, Royce, Bernard and
Raymond Simmons; and her older sister, Mary Miller.
Ollie was the youngest of 5 children (3 brothers and 1
sister). Her mom died when Ollie was 3; and her sister took
on the mother role.
Her family was sharecroppers, paid to pick cotton in the
Powell and Kerens, TX area. School let out early to let the
Ollie attended Powell Elementary and middle schools; and
Kerens High School, graduating May 24, 1949 at age 15.
Ollie was on her basketball and softball school teams. After
graduation, she moved to Dallas where she
sought to transform herself into a polished professional
woman, attending secretarial school and also going to
training on etiquette, poise, and manners. She was always
proud of being fit with a 20-inch waist and perfect posture.
When Ollie arrived in Dallas after HS graduation, she had a
room in a boarding house and worked at Oilwell Supply Co.
until Wayne was born in 1959.
In 1954, Ollie met Thomas Glen Edelman in Dallas and they
were married Feb. 25, 1955. They lived in her apartment
until their house on Dunaway was built. Wayne was born in
1956 and Diane in 1958. In 1961, the family moved into a
larger house on Shagrock where they lived for over 18 years.
When Diane entered Elementary School, Ollie returned to work
at a plumbing supply company which she loved.
In the 1980s, Ollie left her job and followed Glen�s dream
to live in South Fork, CO (where the family had vacationed
for many years). They drifted apart and after 3 years
separated with Ollie moving back to Dallas area. They later
divorced in 1990 and Glen passed in 2001.
Her daughter said she was the happiest she�d seen her in the
years that followed moving back to Dallas. Loved her
2-bedroom patio home in Garland and activities with friends.
She loved her dog, Sandy and prioritized her charity giving
to all things helping animals. During this time, she made it
a priority to be actively involved with her grandkids of
Paul and Shannon.
In 1991, she married the love of her life � Aaron Rottenberg.
He expanded her horizons with travel in US and abroad,
ballroom dancing, concerts/shows, and friends. And they both
encouraged and gave of their time for the grandkids which
now included Emily Rottenberg.
Ollie had a strong independent spirit. When Aaron passed
away in 2011, she sold the house to her close friends Tommie
and Roy Wright and moved into Highland Springs retirement
apartment community with her dog, Becca. She loved all the
activities and friends there. A few years after her 80th
birthday, she was facing the heartbreaking loss of memory of
Alzheimer�s and was moved into memory care � first in
Dallas, then moved to San Antonio near her daughter on March
7, 2020 the week before Covid pandemic shut things down.
Children- Wayne J. Edelman, S. Fork, CO and Diane Edelman
Snyder, San Antonio, TX. Grandchildren: Paul Edelman
(Wayne�s son), Shannon Snyder (Diane�s daughter), Emily
Rottenberg (by marriage)
Accomplishments- loved life. Developing strong, independent,
loving children and grandchildren. Favorite saying: Live
long, laugh often, love much.
Ollie enjoyed travel, music, photography, bowling, cards, a
good joke, puzzles including her daily crossword.
Attributes- refused to use computers instead �Grammy�s
email� = mailed package of clippings, jokes; likes good
jokes, collected and shared.
Mom had a full 88 years of life. Raised picking cotton in
poor conditions but at age 15 took initiative to go to
secretarial and charm school to transition to a polished,
but fun career woman in Dallas and later a wife and working
mother setting herself apart from the 1950s housewife norms.
Thus, inspiring her children and grandchildren in their
later achievements. Her family shared a little about her
Alzheimers period of life that over the last 7 years took
her �spark� away - her personality and humor, leaving her
confused with life. Family and friends will miss her, but
we�re glad she is now free.
Kenneth Howard Lile
Nov 17, 1930 - Feb 23, 2022
Howard Lile passed away February 23, 2022, at the age of 91.
Kenneth was born November 17, 1930 in Emhouse, Texas to
Elmer Lile and Maggie Estell Hill.
Growing up in Plainview with his siblings: Thomas Lile,
Marjorie Harris, Sylvia Lee Kitchens, Charles Lile, Sam Lile,
Durwood Lile, Patsy Shuck, and Sally David, Kenneth went to
work in the cotton fields after 4th grade.
Kenneth served our country in the military from 1953 until
1960. He served in the Air
Force 1953-1955 and then the Army 1955-1960. A hard
worker; he worked for General Motors assembly plant in
Arlington from June 1955 until October 1997, retiring after
42 years. Even in his free time he enjoyed working on his
farm and patenting his own hand crafted tools. He loved to
create new farm implements!
Kenneth married Addie Ruth McDonald on June 5, 1971 and
became father to Ron McDonald, Vicki McDonald Broussard, and
Robert McDonald. Kenneth loved his family and came to
cherish his later role as PawPaw, showing his grandchildren
and great grandchildren unconditional love and gratitude. He
enjoyed loving on them all.
Kenneth was a God loving man who shared the gospel with
everyone. A member of First Baptist Church of Blooming
Grove, he lived out his faith in service to others,
graciously sponsoring the Boy�s Ranch. He was quick to
remind everyone, �God loves you.� Giving aid when it was
needed, he made the world a better place. He was a genuinely
kind, patient, and giving man who will be remembered for his
love of Jesus Christ.
Kenneth leaves behind his granddaughter Amber Richards and
her husband John Richards of McKinney, his granddaughter
Carli Blalock and husband Mike Blalock of Quinlan, his
grandson Kevin McDonald and wife Candice McDonald of
Kaufman, his grandson T-Rex McDonald of Kaufman, his great
granddaughter Miranda Phillips and husband Tyler Phillips of
Wylie, his great grandson Cooper Smith of Garland, his great
grandson Colton Richards of McKinney and his great
granddaughter Tatum Todd-M.
To honor Kenneth�s life, the family has planned a visitation
on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at Corley Funeral Home from
5pm-7pm. Funeral services will be Friday, March 4, 2022 at
11am in the Magnolia Chapel at Corley Funeral Home with Bro.
Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will follow at
Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.
- Submitted by
- h/o Addie Ruth
(McDonald) Lile; Elmer Lile & Maggie Estell (Hill) Lile
Lynn Lloyd Tomlin
Jul 25, 1929 - Apr 10, 2022
July 25, 1929 - April 10, 2022
Services for Lynn Lloyd Tomlin, 92 years old, will be held,
11:00 A.M. Friday, April 15th, 2022
at First Congregational Methodist Church, 510 N St.,
Elkhart, Texas 75839, with Rev. David Franklin
officiating along with Joe Paul Fox. Interment will be at
the Crawford Cemetery
Lynn passed away on Sunday, April 10th, 2022, in Carrolton,
Texas, from complications from Covid. Born July 25th, 1929,
in Emhouse, Texas to Aubrey and Bessie Tomlin. Lynn was one
of five brothers: Curtis, Wallace, Jerry, and twin brother
Glenn, and one sister Betty Ruth Baggett. Lynn served in the
United States Army in the Korean War from January 1952
through 1953 as a radio operator. When Lynn enlisted, he
told sergeant the navy wouldn�t take him because of his bad
finger on his left hand and the sergeant said he didn�t care
about the bad finger because he only needed one good trigger
Lynn married Willa Dene Sloan on October 3rd, 1953, until
December 29, 2012 (57 years), when Dene went to be with the
Lord. Lynn retired from Otis Engineering after over 30 years
of service. Lynn was an avid square dancer and was one of
the presidents of their square dance club and loved to go
camping in their RV with their many friends.
Lynn is survived by his son Gregory Lynn Tomlin and wife
Rhonda, seven grandchildren: Jeffrey and wife Brie Tomlin,
Jennifer and Fredrick Franklin, Adam and Amanda Tomlin,
Michael and Micayla Tomlin, Rachel and Sammy Lawson, Rebecca
and Chris Nance, Chandler, and Kelsea Bass, and 15
Lynn loved all animals; in fact, he saved a turtle from
certain death all the while having fallen into the creek
just down the road from his home in Elkhart.
A visitation will be held from 6-8 P.M. on Thursday, April
14, 2022 at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home in Palestine.